Newspaper Page Text
ailllAT storm had
raged with una
bated fury for three
days, but now nt
the shutting down
or twilight the
clouds wore break
ing, ami toward
the sunset there
gleamed a stngle
spark of blood-rod
( l 1. 4 t . ilnnm
I IIK'll III" uun,
upon tht WMtsrn mountains. The wind
bad changed from tho oast, and tho
breeze that fanned tho boyish brow of
rtnlph Trenkolmo on ho paced bnek nnd
forth over thu shingly shore, was like
the breath of early June. And It waa
the last of October. The sen wan atlll
high, tossing In at Interval! remnants
' of the lll-atarred ship that had gone to
piece oa Jollet Hock. Just outside the
harbor mouth of I'ortlea.
Hew anxtoua had been the heart on
shore for that wretohed ahlp! How
earnestly they had watched It since
early dawn, when It had appeared In the
olilng driven about helpltM. nt tho
mercy of the wlnjs and water, and at
loet daslitd upon tho cruel rocks. Thoy
had devleed vainly nmong tbemsolves,
those hardy fishermen, ways and moans
to snvo tho vessel from hor falo. The
proud mistress of Tronholme llQif&Q
hotter known ns High Hoclc&nad come
out Into tho 8turmvM.nb and anxious
at the jjHcst.flsJjtorman's wlfo among
thoni-9omo out lo Iick them lo do nil
th&( human arm could do; to offer them
gold If tbby Could snv but one poor
life; and thoio bravo, courageous moil
had lookod nt her, and at each other,
soriowfully and In silence; they know
by storn experience thru tin boat could
live an hour In n oca llko that And ho
th ship was loft to no' down unaided.
Hut Ilnlph Trcnholme could not bo
quiet. With the daring Impulsiveness
of a boy of fourteen, he had thrlco
hunched tho Hen Foam, his own little
bout, to co to tho aid of the sufforers,
but ns many tltnos had tho men of tho
coast foreed him back. Thoy would
not stand by and see him ro to doath
for nought. Halph fought against
them bravely, but was obliged to ylold,
and rMtlMM, and chafing nt his Inac
tivity, whleh seemed to him almost
cowardly, he paced the shore, nnd
looked out to sea.
There eame a great wave. He watched
It rising afar off. and saw that It bore
upon Ha ereat something whiter than
eveu the faam. He darted down to the
water line, and stood there when It
came to noar that It drenched him
through, hut he caught the precious
freight It bom In his arms, and by the
wan light he looked Into the face of a
little child a girl perhop six or seven
yean old, with pure features, stilled
Into calm repose, and long, curling locks
of gold, floating dripping down, and
tangled with seaweed. Sho was dressed
In whlw, and around her waist was n
searf of blue tissue, but thu other end
was lost, torn away, probably, from the
support to whleh she had been bound
by Mine ono who had cared to snvo hor.
Italph gathered her up with something
like triumph swelling his henrt. It
she were only altvo he might have the
satisfaction of knowing that ha had
saved a life, for If sho had been doahed
In upon the shore, the sharp neks
would have crushed out from that loan
ttful taeo every semblance of humanity.
He puts his lips down to hers. 'Ill ere
was a faint warmth. He ran uj the
steep1 path leading to High Hack, bear
ing Ilia treasure In hit arms, aud In to
his mother, who was sitting before the
great Art that streamed redly up the
"m what the tea has gives wet" he
tried, putting htr dawn an tht an fa. "A
res' little tea nymph I and as beautiful
M as aaH"
tattly, my sob." said Mr-. Trett
helms, with wild dignity, "itun for
nr. Hwltaa perhaps she can be re
siarad." (Utah was art Instantly, but when he
returned with the dec tor, the little girl
did net mssI hit aid; the was pitting up.
Mtt leaking around her with great,
wandering eyes, and a Hush of scarlet
oa either cheek, llul when they quo
tttHe4 her, the eauld give no satisfac
tory reply. Hit put her bawl to htr
forehead, In a confused tart at way.
tad said she could not remember. All
huawhMlgo of the past was blelUd out.
It was aa It It bad never been. Bite
had ftrgetten her own name. Ike did
rtt even remember that the had been
eg thlpiKMN, and when they asked her
about her parents, she leaked at them
In sttab a dased sort of n way that Mrs.
Troaholate saw at oneo It was useless
la (trass the matter. Tht sertre shack
her HerwHM eyetam had received fraw
rauiilMlilK id) Isuk in the water had
bfftHgiit fatal oblivion of the uMt,
Ur etslhlNg wan tint and costiy. but
there ware ae trinkets by which aa;
flu 10 her parentage leuld be obtained
1ai only iblug that might serve to
I lentlfy lr wM a minute scarlet cross.
Just Inlaw the shtulaer. on her arm
a mark that had evidently been pricked
mo ner akin with soma Indsllble tub
After a few weeks tho wonder nud
ourlMlty whleh this sole survivor of
ino wreak had exoltwl died away, anil
Mrs. Tronholme, yielding to the earn
Ml solicitations of Italph, decided to
nuept nor, nnd rear hor as her own.
The child was christened Mnrinn. which
means from tho sea, nnd turned over to
uio onro of ICnto Lnno, the nurse, who
still had tho aharge of Agnes, Mrs.
Trenholmt's little tlx years' old daugh
ter. Marina was n beautiful child you
would seldom see n boauty so faultless
as hors. Uvery day developed some
now charm. Hsr gnldon hair grew
more golden, her oyes bluer and deeper,
and her smile rarer and sweeter. Oc
casionally, gho would break out Into
snntches of song old melodies -strange
to nil who llstenml, something
sho must have learned In other lands,
and beneath sunnier skies.
Tho wolf had found n good home, all
tho neighborhood snld. So sho had.
High Ilock was tho manor homo of the
vicinity, tho Trenholmos the wealthiest
old family In that part of the Mate.
Tho lnnds belonging to bo ostnto wsrn
wide nnd fertile, tho old house was a
romance In Itself, a I twit a most stately
one. It was built far ont on n great
peak, closely overhanging the sea--a
massive structure of gray stone, with
towers and gable windows, and wide
Mr. Trenholme bad held innny offices
of public trust, and as a man and a
scholar had stood very high. He had
died suddenly, two year vnt tho
opening of our story. Mrs. Ttonholmo
"had truly and tenderly lovod hor wis
bnnd. and natures llltr hern never for
get. Hor best consolation sho found In
tho affoctlnn she boro her rhlldrani and
Ilnlph nnd Agnes woro worthy of nit
tho lovo sho gnvo them. With very
llttlo nf thlr mother's huughty pride,
they had Inherited all her boauty uud
gontloness, while to Ilnlph, atom; with
his father's duo Intellect, had descended
his earnest heart, his strong affections,
nnd bin almost chivalrous sense of hon
or. Ilnlph wns eight years older than
Agues. At fourteen ho wns a tall, haud
somo boy, with a dnrk, clear rom
ploxlon, brown eyes, nud curling chest
nut hair. Agnes was of tho less Intense
typo, with delicately out foatures, dark
hazol oyes, n pale complexion, and n
Hush of scarlet on her sweat Hps.
Theso worn tho children with whom
Utile Marina was thrown. Thoy grew
up together. The girls loved each other
llko sisters; Indeed, thero was little
chnnco for them to know the difference.
Tho children had but few playmates.
The neighborhood wns nut very select.
andMrs.Tronholme wns very particular.
Lynde (Iraham, tho only child of a poor
llshermnn that dwelt at the foot of the
Ilock, wns with them most frequently.
The proudost mother in tho land would
havo no objection to Kyiulo Ornlmm ns
a playmate for her children. Ho was
about Itnlph's ago, a darling, noble
And somotlmes from Ireton Lodge
the stntely residence of Judge Ireton
came Imogone, his daughter, to pay
little visits to the Treubolmss. Some
day lmogeno Ireton would tnnke hearts
nebs; soma day she would be absolutely
magnificent In her boauty. Hven now
she was queenly. Hor oomploxluu was
llko tho creamy petals of a Illy; her
hnlr aud eyas woro blaok as night, and
at times her cheeks (lushed llko car
nations, and her voice rang out like
tho music of silver bells. Her wholo
bearing was like that of one who knows
alio was born for conquest. She was
haughty, arrogant and selfish.
At sixteen, Italph Trenholme left
home for college. Ho remained there
four years, returning home only for a
week or two nt vocation time, and then
not always seeing Marina and Agnes,
who were nt a boarding school for
young mtsees. Alter his graduation, he
'wade the ISuropean tour, and four years
elapsed before, hronsed and bearded, he
again tat foot upon bit native land.
Meanwhile. Lynda (Iraham had
fought a hard battle nnd some off
conqueror. Men with eyes like his
seldom fall to accomplish what they
undertake with their whole soul. He
had fitted himself for college, taught
to gain the money requisite to defray
bis expenses, and just as Italph arrived
home, Lynde Orabam had romo back
to the Usher's cottage, with the diploma
from Harvard In his pocket. He hnd
graduated with the very highest lion
on. and at once began studying uiwlt
tltie with Dr. Hudson, of I'ortlea.
DLL, my tor., what
do you think of
your gift from the
seat" told Mrs.
Trenholme, one day,
a few weeks after
her son's return.
He was lying on
a lounge drawn up
before a southern
window, where the
late Ostobsr sun
la Its koW. hit head ly
her lap, her whltt fingers
bidden among hit chestnut rurli He
looked up Into her ;, look net hand
aud pressed It slowly to hit Itps.
"I taink dtar womir, uu ws U tht
roost beinttfnr twins; T over taw. j
(have seen the brunettes of Ilnlr, the
falr-faeed women of Cl ssslt, the
f Mnguld Spaniards, with their eyos of
nr. ana mo oriental seraphs ot ins
Turk's harora, but nono like Marina."
Mniatnintr IlUn limine fall atrf
M the face, of Mr Tmnhilma II toll
the change In her volttt. tllght though
"Vet." she said, "Marjna It btwutlful
It were a pity that aha hat no family
no name, even, ttve what we have
glreti her. Her parentage must ever, I
suppose, reins I ii a secret. Indeed, my
son, I blush sometimes to think of It.
but perhaps she was tht offspring of
shame and thus abandoned. You will
remember, perhaps, that no femBle
bndles were ever washed up from the
wreck of if: vessel. And It Is not run
tomnry for children like her to be put
on shlpbosrd without a woman's csre."
An angry flush rose to itnlph's cbsek.
He sprang up quickly.
"Never, mother! you wrong her! I
would stake my llfo that Marina Is
nobly born. We may never. In all
probability w never shall, know tits
socret of her birth, but If wo do. mark
me, we shall find her fully our cquair
Mrs. Trenholme smiled at his earnest
ness, ns sho replied:
"To change tho convocation, Imo
gens Ireton Is coming hero tomorrow,
for n visit of Indoflulte length. 1 think
Imogens will surprise yon. You hnvn
not seen her since you left home, I
"I have not. but I hnro no doubt she
has developed wondorfnlly. Imogene
was always magnificent!"
And now sho has no peer. I havo
never seen ono who would compare with
her. Hut tomorrow you shall Judge for
Tho conversation closed, and Ilnlph
thought no more of It. until Imogen
Ireton burst upon him. He wns nrsazed.
He had expected to sco a very boautlfiil
woman, but, Instead, he tounfied tho
hand of a princess. ThreeJi jiucr
than Marina, at nlneteeiueL''wM fullr
developed, with a form5 fl would have
Irlvon a selpiGrjS with nmMtlon
to rival it. ffhb wns rather toll, with
that graceful, hlglcbrrtl case of man
ner that Qtiinc ta her tto naturally, and
tn mM that Ire her yeimg girlhood had
Wen so sweet, was ae-w a breath of
musical Intoxication. Her comple-xlan
hs still rarefy oleur. th cheeks n Utile
HiihIioiI. the mouth a lino of scarlet, the
hnlr dark and liiHtrnnsly splendid, nnd
the eycHl'-Hiiuh eyon are arvor seii
twice In tho- world at thtr same time.
Hnl ph gazed Into thMr depths, with a
strange feeling- of bewilderment. Sh
fiiHnlimted hira powerfully, and yet ho
felt a sort of coldtMMi creeping round
lila beitrt nti nltnuxt Incipient hudd7
Hhook htm, tix her soft lluml fell like a
stiowllhko lutu his,
In the dully Intercourse which fol
lowed, the feollhg somewhat vroreaway,
and though Miss Ireton, nt the end of
a fortnight, had not succeeded In cap
turing the .elr of Trenhtilnra, It must
be admitted Hint she hnd Interested
him. Townrd Lynde (inilinm, who wan
at the ltoek almost dully, she wns cold
and reserved; she never forgot the dl-
tanco between Judge Ireton'H heiress
and tjlo sou of a poor llshermua. And
yet, despite her coIiIiunm, which at
times wns almost scorn, before she re
turned home Lynde Orolwm hnd
lenrned' to love her. He kept Ms un
fortunate secret to himself: lis felt that
It would cause him nothing but pain
nnd sorrow, should It escupo him by
word or deed.
The winter passed quietly. There was
an occasional plUHiture pnrty, but they
were by no means friqtiBiit, nud it wns
not until summer omne that the real
round of pleasuring, whleh wr des
tined to lu tKik the mini of th.'itonk for
tho season, bognn.
(to vr "nTiNuai.)
TKU WATOH ADJUBTRR.
lie ! n .Miii XUt4 Ilrllrale AVork It-
illr4 Ijtrirn Ktiorlrnra mill .Mm lt Kliill.
I'erbnps tlie most highly skilled nnd
best iild men In tl,. watabut.iklng
business are the weteh adjusters. Ont
adjusttr In n great factory used to re
ceive 110.000 a year. Tbo adjuster's
work Is one of tho Important cleiiK'nts
ot cost In tbo making ot a fine watch,
and a $ 1 0,000 adjuster should be com
petent to perfect nny watch. whatever
Its (lellca-y and cost. It Is tho business
ot the adjuster to take a now watch nnd
carefully go over all Its parts, titling
them together so that the watoh may
be rugulated to keep time accurately to
the fraction of n minute n month. Jug
ulating Is a very different prooess front
adjusting and much simpler. A watch
that cannot be regulated so as to keep
accurate time may need the hand of the
adjuster, and If It is valuable
the owner will be advised to
havo It adjusted. There are
watch adjusters In New York working
on their own account end earning very
comfortable Ineemoa. To the ndjuiter
overy watch that comet under his
hands gets to have n character ot its
own. He knows every wheel and screw
and spindle that help to constitute ibe
watch. He knows Its constitution as
n physician knows that ot an old pa
tient. He con say what the watch nswl
after an accident, and eon advise as to
whether It Is worth adjusting. No new
watch can bo dopei!'' upon until II
has passed through the baud at tho
adjuster, for however admirable tbo lit
dividual parti of the works, thtdr per
feet balance Is to be obtained only y
tush ttudy and experiment m It tt ha
business of the djaitr t mate. The
adjuster It a bgUly-ltli;a mechanic,
with wlda xnowlr f hit business,
and tho utxawt daftness la its (iroiecu
tlon. Above MannhrJm tho Uhlne It te b
made navigable aa tw ae Stuoburg,
At a cunal will be Inadequate, Import
ant cbftajn must be made In tht rivet
Italph had Invited n oouplc ot young
gcntlomon with their sisters up from
tbo city, nnd Miss Ireton tamo over to
the Ilock with a gay party of her own
friends. Iloatlng. picnicking, hunting,
fishing and strolling In lllo woods filled
np the days, and In the evening they
hnd dancing nnd muslo ntuT conversa
tion. Miss Ireton profcr.sod tt great at
tachment for Agnos, but toward Marina
alio was always frosty, though nulll
clontly gracious to avoid ntt reeling at
tention. italph saw plainly whither lilt mother
was drifting. She had not hor heart
upon his making Imogono his wife. Bho
hnd nove? told blm so. In Just so-many
words, but her every net spolto her de
sire. Halph loved bis mother, nnd ho
most devoutly wished to know whether
lie loved Mist Ireton. Somotlmos Tiwrt
she sat beside blm, her faced drooped,
her rm douiionst 'iir fru grant broatli
TSrm on his face, he fancied sho wns all
tbc. world to him. ami then n hIiibIc
tone of Marina's sweet volco would dis
pel even 'ho memory of Imogeno's pres
ence. One sunny afternoon, the party at the
Itock went for a ramble down tiic
sbore. Imogene, swinging her straw
hnt on hor arm, walked by tho sldo of.
Italnh. Growing far down In n cleft
of a tock. she spied n bunah ot purplo
flowrrs. . Hho olaped hor hands with
"Whnt lovely blossoms! Snoh a per
fect sbndo of purplo! How I wish I had
them for my hnlr t .My heliotropes nro
ugly by comparison!" And sho toro
tho odious things from her masslvo
braids and cruslied them In hot hand,
Mnrinn. loo, was looking down nt tho
coveted flowers. Ilnlph stepped toward
them. Lyndo (Iraham nnd Mr. Ver-
Rteln both spoko togother,
"Don't go, Tronbolmol It. looks uon
"Clallant gentlemen, to think of dnn
ger whore a lady's gratification Is con
sented! I count myself fortuntitc to bo
ullowed tho prlvllogo ot risking so llttlo
for so much I"
Miss Ireton blushed with triumph.
Mm Inn's eye wore downcast.
Halph swung himself over tho cliff.
Hoth tho girls advanced to look over.
Ho gathered the blossoms, put thorn In
his bosom, nnd propnred to rotum. Hut
ho placed bis foot on nn insecure stone;
It gnvo way, and ho wns proelpltntetl
downwnrd. A clump of spruce broke,
somewhnt, his fall, but those who
looked over tho brink hurdly dured
hope that thero was anything but death
Miss Iroton fell bnok, pale nnd: trem
bling. Agues lost nil qousoIoiimiioba In
a swoon, but Mnrinn leaned oven, and
called Into tho depths, wltMier oltmr,.
Bho always oallod him mi nuw. It
was no longer Halph, as ot oldi There
was on reply. Sho roBo up, paid nn duath,
but (hero was no tremor In hue valeo
as sho said:
"Dr. (Iraham, wo must get hint up
There nro ropes and a, boat a. fmv rods,
Graham was off for tltem aud back
again fa a moment. The gentlemen
looked at oaoh othor Inquiringly. Thero
was no way to reaelt TronAolmo, snve
by descending tho face of tho cliff.
Marina took an end of tho rope and.
nintH It fast around her waist.
They read her purpose In her eywt
nnd strove to dissuade her, but she
"No. I can go best of nil. Your
strength will be needed to draw us both
tip. And I have lived among these cliffs
They offered no further resistance,
but lowered her carefully down. She
touched tbo hand of Italph Trenbelwe
It was warm. He heart gave a great
bound. She knew that he lived. Bho
disengaged the rope and put It about
him, and In rapid succession: both were
drawn "RitP their friends.
TrenhgmlwAas only stunned, and the
motion revived him. He rasa tn his
feet, and took the flowers from his
bosom. Some deep purpose glowed In
his eyas. Ho turned to Marina, who
stood a little apart.
"They are children of the salt spray,
like yourself. Marina," he said. "Wear
them and do me honor."
Bho colored slowly, bowed her grace
ful head, and fastened them In her
curls. Imogeno's eyes flashed danger
ously, but her volse was eool at the
"Wear me, bow preltyl Hut purple It
hardly becoming to a blonde, though
no one objeets to purple and gold, I
After that. Italph devoted himself to
Marina, nud not all the blandishments
of tho black-eyed syren could win him
from his alleglanee. Ones only, she
tried palpably to bring him baek. He
bad promised to teach Marina a new
move In ehess. that night, promised In
the hearing of Imogene At be was
passing the conservatory on hit way to
Ihe llttlo room occupied by tho girls
In common, he heard lift nnmo called:
IIo know the volco nt once, nnd went
"Isn't It a perfect nightr sho snld
looking out InRrlho clonr moonlight.
"It Is so sweet. It makes tnc restless.
I wjah you would go nnd walk with
me on the cllffc. will yout" flho put
her band on his arm nnd looked up at
him with her matchless oyes.
lie dropped hor hand gently from hit
"Thank yon." ho snld qulelly. "It
would afford mo much pleasure, but 1
hnve engaged lo play n gnmo of ohoss
with Marino. I will scnd Versteln or
Dr. Graham lo you."
What n look she flashed upon him!
Hor eyes fairly shot lightning, hor fnco
was llko u thunder-oloud. Bho olosed
hor tranll band slowly: tho notion wns
significant, but tho volco J'.i which sho
rcpHled was cool nnd oven:
"Oh! of course I would not Inlorforo
wUJjl nny prevloim sngngemont. You
neodlnot tronblo cither of tho other
RoiitTcmen. On scoond thought, I must
go to my room nnd finish n letter whloh
oujht to have cone this morning. Au
Aud-she swept away.
IIISIIl gamo of
chess over, Tren
holnio drow Marina
out upon tho west
ern piazza, and
from thonco to the
path leading to tho
cliffs. They wnlkcd
on silently, aa pco
plo do whoso hearts
beat as one walk
ed on. her hand in
llli, unheeding-that the sweet night had
olmugcd, and that tho cold wind wns
glooming tho-sky with blnck clouds,
Thoy sat down- together on n brokon
ff-ngmont of rook that seemed to lean
out, listening to tho murmur of tho sen.
Tronholmo put his nrm nronnd Marina.
"My child," he said, "you havo known
mo mlbng- tlino; Do yon truit moT"
Bho looked up Into bis face with tho
conflJunco of a child,
"Yhs; Halph, rra I trnst no other."
"I" am glnd. Hcoause I want you for
my wlfo. r ibvo you. I hare lovod you,
I' think, ever since tht sen cast you up
nt my feet, unit nw I want you wholly
Bho dill not reply, only looked at him,
Hi n little tremulous flutter ot wonder,
Her InTioaont heart shining through
"Mlirlna, I un waiting tor you to
"lluH Itnlph, 1 have no nurno,"' bo
"I' llnvo glTcn you mlno onco, now
Ii offer It to you for nil your life!"
"Iluti your mother?"
"My mother la proud, bnt sho lovos
me. And she will love my wife. Ma
rina, answer me, dear."
"What shall f say?"
"Tell mo If you love mo If yon trust
mo onuugh to give yourself Into my
1I1 face wns bent to hers. Sho put
Hor nrm timidly nronnd his nook.
"I do love you, HnTph," sho said softly,
"mora- than nil tho world! And I hnve
been so wrotchod, thinking you cared
for MUt Ireton!"
".My llttlo Marina! Miss Ireton Is
magnificent, but I do not love her. You
are my light. Nothing shell dlvldo us."
He took her tn bis arms, nnd pressed
his Hps to horn.
Just then tbo storm burst over them,
The thunder crushed, tho lightning
gteamed blood-red athwart tliehoav
ni. Trenholme caught Marina up, and
bounded lightly from rook to rock up
the circuitous path to the house. Just
across the end ot the piazza lay the
fallen form of the old sycamore tree
(hat had for years wnved over the east
ern gables, rent and riven Into splint
ers by a fiery thunderbolt. Maritiai
grew pale as death tftitl shivered when
sho saw It.
"0 Halph! Italph!" she cried, otUig
Ink lo him, "it Is an statu!"
lie kissed her. to soothe her fears.
"My darling! it Is nothing. Thf light
ning likes, an old tree, and this 1ms kapt
guard here for ages. Do not ulve It a
thought. To-night 1 shall spetik to my
mother. Sleep well, dear; gemember
you belong to me."
Ho left her at the door oft her cham
ber, whloh was lu the east whig, on the
seeond floor, and whose Isty windows
had always been shaded by the great
tree now fallen.
Neither Halph mor Marina had seen,
crouching under the fallen trunk, the
weird form that looked at them out ot
great, revengeful eyea, that clutched
Its wlilto baud throuita the gloom, mut
"My hour will rvme! nnd then be
ware!" Marina crept into bed. trembling at
tho fierce raging of the storm, yet filled
with a strange delight. Hor lips yet
thrilled with his kisses; she held tier
hntujs tenderly tn her heart, because
his nngert hnd pressed them.
Halph wont Into tits mother's little
private boudoir. He found her tlttlnb
there alone, at he had exusctil III
went at the subject at oneo:
"Mother, Marina It to be aiy wife."
Sho start; aW my iwrte as death,
What sho lltftl. to lirt ftrwaded bad
"Well?" .sho Mid. tc mtlff ftaughllly.
"I risk you lo accept !u as a dough
tor, and lo lovo tltr, it Hot fort Her onnf
sflko, at least for mlno. Aflif sh' de
serves even your love, in JliiUoo to her
"Partiality may Itiifiteheo mir (min
ion la regard to .Marina's virions; but
i nnve iiothlntr to urW ngslnst her
charneter. I hejpod to form It myself
ttnipn, i hnvo fonred tails for a Ion
time, but I hoped for n different result
r am frank with you. I had set mJ
Iionrt on seeing you the husband' of
imogone Irolon. She Is beautiful, she
Is your equal In wealth an rank nut
more, sho love you!"
. "I know you think, my norrt that one
woman should never betrnv Tioiher'
ktmrett. And perhaps sho should not
uiit i hoped this fact might bavo- arr
dnfluune with 'you."
Ana it has not. I lovo only Marina.
flono other. And alio' lovo- me.
Mother, will you accept her as lnsk
"Jthlpfj, how eon I? I nm of ft proud
rawv E botlevo In blood. And this girl
has not even a namel"
"Sllo-wllI havo mine. It It nn honor-
nbleono. No fairer lady has over borne
It; audi Uia world known mnny noblo
and' boautlfol women havo borno It
"Will nothing move you. Itnlph?"
"Mothflo, words are useless. My mind
Is fixed. Forglvo me If I seem undull-
ful, f6r In loving Marina I havo not
ceased tO'lbvc ray mother, but In mnr
rlngo I6v ohould bo first nlwnys."
Ho snttlt aVwn on ono knoo bofore
her, antl put his head In her lnp. just
aa he used tu !(, when a child ho came
to havo his llttlo troubles soothed away, j
"Motlier, dear, bless mo, and promlso '
to love Mhriiiaf."
He looked un fnto her face, and the
look conquered. Ills eyes woro llko
those of his den it father. She bent over
him and kissed his forehead, hor face
wot with msm, il nnderstood tho ges
ture, nnd- wont away from her content. f
The noxt'dhy at dinner, tbtwiguge
nieut wst Minii'ia.-red.
IIR preparations for
tbe wedding ot tho
heir of Trcnholmu
bouso were on a
having onco ylold
d, would do tho
generous thing, and
Marina would bo
married with all
tho pomp and cere
mony that sho
would havo-glVeirtw-Agnes In tho samn
Tho gcntlo- briiTo- took very little In
terest In the preparation. She liked
best to sit outtotr the- ellffs wlthM&ilph,
hor hand In lfibv Iter sweet eyos look
ing out to sen' from whence she enmo
lo tit in. And no the blissful summer
dnys wont by, nnd brought nigh tho
twentieth of September, tbo time sot 6
apart tor tho llrldnf.
Miss Irototr Had' been profuse In her
congratulation! and tt was by Marian's
awn request tllut she enmo ovor lo tho
Hook n week before the wedding day.
to assist Itri various Items of the bride's
troutseau. And' she was to bo brides
maid and remnln- nntll they had sot
fortlt on hvip wwldlng tour.
rno twentieth arrived, clear nnd
cloudless nud blnmf. A largo party had
assembled at tin Hock two or three
days previously, and was mado still
larger by constantty arriving reinforce
monts. Tho aidles-ln-waltlng had f
dressad tlto bri'Se and left her to her
self. Tiro hour-hand on the great clock
In tho hall pointed to ten. It wns the
hour set for tlu ceremony. Tho bishop .
eamo forward' fn his robes. Mrs. Tren
holmo'Spuko tit the brldosmnids as they
stood' In a group bofore her.
(TO IIR CQMTINUSU.I
MlfARATION OF MEATS.
MbUinili liy TVhtrli tho I'rrnrti llulclrtr.
Kxl In Tltt-lr CbIIIiis.
Ilululiers' meat (lu Prnnce) Is pre
pared, divided and arranged In tbo
shops In such a mannu that It novcr
suggests slaughter. It Is n raro-Uiing
for one to see a stain on counter, lipuaU
or IIoih-. The mode ot killing Ulo ani
mals probably has something! lo do
with. Ibis freedom from tnolstano- and
dripping. Maria I'arlou. In ati article
oil "Tho Science of Fro noli booking."
lit tbe Ladles' Home Journal; says tho
anJiflRls nro not bled before tiring killed
an might be Inferred from the absence
of moisture, but they are killed In tiirlt
h manner that veins amy arteries are
emptied quickly and thotniugUfey. After
litis the animal Is houftex, tluat Is, filled
with wind. Tho largo arteries nro
pressed open nnd th points ot largo
bellows are Inserted teto them. While
the bellowa nro belag worked a man
beats all parts of the carcass with a
flat stick. This Is to distribute the air
In all parts ot the flet.li. All this work
Is done very rapidly. The Inflating ot
tho animal lu this manner gives a full-
er nnd flrmo, appearance to the meat,
and, I fancy, empties tht 7olns nnd ar
teries more effectually than they would
otherwise be. The French uso very 1
little Ice. and meats are kept only a few
daya at tho most Tne best ot beet la t
France does mil compare with Ameri
can beet, but the veal It superior to
anything we have. It Is valued mor&
hlghly than any other product ot Ihe
butoher. Hut no matter what the viand
when It somes to the hands ot the cook
It is so prepared that she has but little n
to d to It except to cook It.
Five charters were atktd. j( U i
H. I'. last month In