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Dear bearts , tvhosu love has been so swot to
1 That I am 1o1Lin bac1th and n5 I co ,
y ' Am 1Ingcrnt whlic T piste , an.1 hi tats rlln
Of tears of joy am min4in tears of pain.
- , Do not adorn witlm costly bhrub or tree ,
Il- Or 1loccr , thu halo grave which shelters' m'i
Let the wild wind sawlt scels grow a n ua
And b tc1 ant : forth all summer unalarm J.
Let nil th l they , bus : crc.tturo4 creep ;
Let the tlwo.st ; crass Rs 1.3t yeir'ri tanlol
And when , remu nbarJn ; me , you con , soma
And st tn'd ther .pcak no pr.ttse.but only say.
'liow she loved u4 : 'Twas Chit which made
d her dear : '
Those arc thu words that I shalt jty to hear.
-Helen hunt Jackson.
Lady atimer's sea e ,
BI ClrAltLOTCB ) I. I1 AE3IE.
She looked to me beautiful as the
pictured angels in the old
gallery at Lorton's Cray. Yet
it was the fare of a woman , not of an
angel ; and when I came to look more
deeply into it , I haw uneasiness , languor -
guor , pride ; at times unutterable
fatigue , unutterable scorn , then something -
thing like despair ; the light died from
the proud eyes , and the lines deep-
cued round the beautiful lips.
All at once I started with amazement -
ment ; for she was looking at our pew ,
and I saw a smile pass like a sunbeam
over her fare. I looked at the long
row of children ; they were all , outwardly -
wardly , at least , decently behaved.
One or two of them had their eyes
and mouths opened very wide , and
were fascinated by Lady Latimer.
Then her eyes met mine , and I saw in
them a tender light , a beautiful gleam.
The old lord , looking very stern and
gray , sat by her side-May and De-
cemnber , indeed.
More than onte I caught tllc Lcauti-
ftl eyes fixed on mine. I cannot tell
how it was , but a certain conviction
came to me that she was not happy.
Despite her grand title of Lady Lati-
mer , of Lorton's Cray ; despite her
beauty , which was greater than I had
ever seen ; despite her rich dress and
her jewels ana the magnificence that
surrounded her she was not happy : I
cannot 'tell how it happened , but it
seemed to me her eyes were telling me
so , and that it was a secret-known only
to herself and me ; but that must have
I was like a bird fascinated. I
could not look away from her. I am
1 very 'much afraid that I thought of
nothing else. I saw her watch our
family procession , down the church ;
always eccentric , it was this time
more peculiar than ever , owing to the
fact that Bob , whose expression of
countenance was perfectly angelic ,
lead pinned Millie's cape to Archie's
r jacket , and the wildest confusion en-
- . r sued. We had reached home before
, it ended. Imperial justice was administered -
istered later on.
' The next day Lord and Lady Lati-
mer called. The army of boys had
been sent to King's Lorton , under the
pretext of purchasing a nsw cricket
bat. Our pretty vicarage looked its
best. It was the month of May ,
and the lilacs were all in
bloom ; the beautiful syringa-trees
were all in flower ; the house was a
perfect bower ; the birds were singing
in the trees all round. it.
I shall never forget how the fair ,
queenly presence of that beautiful
woman brightened even our cheerful
rooms. She was in the drawing-room
when I went in , talking to my mother.
Lord Latimer was discussing a late
edition of Virgil with my father.
Lady Latimer held out her hand to me ,
with a smile so bright and beautiful
it almost dazzled me.
, . , "I saw you in church yesterday ,
Miss Level , " she said , "and I have
dome to ask if you will be my friends. "
If I could describe her grace , her
sweetness ! If she had said to me ,
"AudreY Loved from this moment you
become my bond-slave , and attach
yourself to me for life , " I should have
done so. I loved her after the fashion
of enthusiastic young girls , with a full
and perfect love.
3 ' "I have been tolling Mrs. Level , "
she continued , "how much your face
attracted me. I wanted to see you
She had a wonderfully sweet voice ,
low and caressing. She went on :
"And those delightful boys of yours ,
how I enjoyed seeing them ! I am
sorry they are out. Mts. 'Lovel , you
must let me have them all over at
' . "
'i ' My mother smiled.
' "I am afraid , Lady Latimer , " she
' ' said , "you would hardly survive it. A
French revolution or a Cuban insur-
i rection is bad enough ; but the boys
visiting together is beyond imagination -
tion even ; " and the dear , gentle
mother smiled as she tlmou , ght of it.
Is "Nevertheless , " said Lady Latimer ,
"I shall hope. to see them. It iy very
lonely at Lorton's Cray. "
And I saw , plainly as I heard. the
1 words , a fine , quick gleam of scorn
that lighted for half a minute on her
husband's face , and then was gone.
1 "Are you dull and lonely , Grace ? "
Ise asked. am sorry. You will
soon have plenty of visitors. "
For a few minutes he was moody
1 and silent , then he turned suddenly to
"Mrs. Level , " he said , "it is in your
over to do me the greatest favor.
. You heat that Lady Latimer complains
y. of feeling dull ; will you allow Miss
I , Level to pay us a visit ? In fact , if it
t will be convenient to you , to go back
: with us 210W ? It will be a pleasure to
Lady Latimer and my-self. "
i 'rue beautiful face brightened , the
< L gracious hand was held out to me.
"I-row kind ! Will you dome , Miss
Level ? I should be so delighted. "
If she had said. "Will you come to
Siberia withm me ? " I should have gone.
Time fair , queerly beauty , the mystery
t ' , In the dark eyes. an'L.lie.r gracious , :
s " winning manner , had- laid motinder a
s pell :
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"It will be a great pleasure to mo ,
Lady Latimer , " I answered.
"And will you tell me all about the
boys ? " she said.
"All about the boys would mean a
Ilong biography of each one , " I answered -
swered'but I will give you the leading -
ing points in each career. "
"That will do , " she rejoined2 laugh-
ingly. "I am so glad you will come ,
Miss Love ! . "
' Then I went to my own room to
make some preparations , and my
mother followed me.
"It seems astrange thing ; mamma , "
I said , "for Lady Latimer to want me ;
and to wish to "take me home with her
"I do not think it strange , Audrey , "
she said , "notat all. Evidently , Lady
Latimer is very dull and very lonely ,
and Lord Latimer is anxious that she
should have a companion. I think ,
my dear , " added my beautiful mother ,
with a gentle sigh , "that it is an excellent -
cellent thing for you. It will bring
you into good society ; indeed , I think
it. is most providential for us all.
Lady Latimer has evidently taken a
fancy to you. It will be goof for the
boys , too. "
Now , anything for the good of the
boys was as irresistible to me as to my
mother , and a glorious vision of unlimited -
limited toys and fruit came before our
"I should think , " said my 'mother ,
"that Lady Latimeris about your age ,
Audrey ; she does not look one day
"And her husband more than sixty ! "
I cried. "It seems very unnatural ,
"Such marriages are often made in
high life , " said my mother. She bent
down and kissed me. "I am glad , "
she said , "that we do not belong to
what is called high life. I should netlike
like , you , my Audrey , to marry in that
fashion. I wonder how long will you
stay at Lortou's Cray ? "
"Two or three days , most probably -
bly , " I replied. "Mamma do you
know that the first moment .I saw
Lady Latimer-tlie first moment that
her eyes looked into mine. I knew
that we should be something to each
other ? Her eyes said so plainly. "
"Fqucy , myi dear , " answered my
; knew it.was not fancy.but truth.
.r1y 'fec preparations were soon
made. , Lord Latimer was , profuse in
his thanks to my parents. It was so
good , so kind , so generous of them to
spare me ; he was so grateful. It was
such a sad thing for Lady Latimer to
feel herself so dull-so unfortunate ;
but in my cheerful society no doubt
she would rally. His words sounded
kindly , but there was an evil look in
the old lord's eyes as he uttered them.
Then we all three drove away together -
gether , and the wonder , the dream of
my life , came true-I was at home at
Lorton's Cray. "What would the
boys , say ? " That was my first thought
as we drove along , and I longed to
hear the remarks and comments that
would be made in the august assembly.
Then my companions attracted all my
attention. I began to see why Lady
Latimer was dull and lonely. The old
lord was by no means a pleasant ,
amusing , or even agreeable companion -
panion ; he was silent and satur-
nine. If he expressed an idea , it was
either false , mean , or ignoble ; if he
uttered a sentiment , it was either
morbid or cynicalif ; he made a remark ,
it was sure to jar in some way or
other on one. He talked to me during
the greater part of the drive ; he
could not forget that Lady Latimer
had complained of feeling dull ; he
seemed to resent it as an insult to
himself ; he reverted to it continually.
If I had been Lady Latimer , I should
have lost both temper and patience ;
but when she saw the turn things
were taking , she leaned back in the
carriage and said nothing.
What weariness crept over that
beautiful face ! What sadness came
into the proud eyes ! The bright May
sunshine , the flowering Tunes , the
springing grasses , brought no smiles
to her lips. I was almost dazed with
delight to drive on that lovely spring
day through that delicious. odorous
air. To see the depths of the blue
sky , time light of the suf. the bloom of
the spring flowers ; to hear the lark
and the thrush , the bleating of the
little lambs in the meadows-had
filled me with delight that was almost
intoxicating ; my heart and soul , my
whole nature , seemed to expand. But
on the beautiful face opposite to me
there was no smile. I do not remember -
ber that husband and wife exchanged
one word. Verily , May and December -
ber , eighteen and sixty , could never I
When the carriage stopped befome ,
the great entrance-hall door , and I
stood on the threshold of Lorton's
Cray , a curious sensation carne over
me-a foreboding , but such a mixture 1
of sorrow and joy that I could not
understand it. I felt the shadow of
coming evil and the brightness of
coming joy. The emotion was so ,
strong that I felt all the color die
from my face and lips ; my heart beat ,
my hands trembled. It seemed to me
that I had gone quite .suddenly into
another world. Lord Latimer gave
me a very kind but stately welcome.
"You look tired , Miss Level , " he
said ; "you had better have a glass of I
"Come with me to my room , Miss '
Level , " said Lady Latimer , not seeming -
ing to heed her husband's words ; and
we went up the grand staircase to-
Au , what luxury ! what magnificence -
cence ! what splendor ! I was struck
by the great white statues , 'holding
aloft richly colored lamps , masses of
crimson flowers at their feet. She
swept up the grand staircase , looking
neither to the right or left , and hast-
ene4 "to her room. ' . -
That's a relief q- she cried ; as she
sunk into the depths of an easy''ehair ; .
_ . -
"a most blessed and unmitigated r
e\\rhat is ? " I asked wonderingly :
Her face crimsoned.
"To get in-doors , " nswere.
quickly ; but I felt sure that she did
not mean that when she spoke first
Then Lady Latimer rose from her
chair. She took off her hat and man-
"I prefer dressing and undressing
myself to having a maid always about
me , " she said. "Shall I ring for Hil-
ton for you ? "
"I have foyer lead a maid in all my
life , " I a swered , thinking of the toilets -
ets at hit , - and the struggle to get
through . 1ttm.
"That is right , " she said heartily.
I looked around that magnificent
sleeping-room. The hangings were
all of blue velvet and white silk ; the
carpet of light blue velvet piled with
white flowers ; a few exquisite pictures
adorned the walls ; ornaments of every
description abounded ; the toilet-tables
seemed to me one blaze of silver and
richly cut glass ; one door opened into
a bath-room superbly fitted ; another
into a beautiful boudoir , all blue and
white. A balcony ran along the windows -
dews , filled with the loveliest , rarest
and most fragrant flowers. Everything -
thing that money could pulahase or
art suggest was in those beautiful
rooms. I thought to myself as I
looked around , "how enviably happy
the owner of all this magnificence
must be ! " I was soon to find out that
all the magnificence in the world could
not confer happiness.
"Come into time boudoir , " said Lady
Latimer. "How pleasant it is to have
some one to talk to and laugh with.
There are days wheli my very nature
seems starved for the want of laugh-
"And we have so much of it , " said I
"Yes. When 1 saw that row of
smiling , happy faces at church , my
heart went out to themthe ; tears came
into my eyes , and I longed to be
among them. She drew me to herself
in a half-caressing fashion inexpressibly -
bly graceful. "I am so glad that you
came back with me , Miss Lovel. I can
never tell you how I felt when I saw
you. I am sure that , in some strange
manner or other , you are going to
make part of my life ; or be involved in
it in some way. "
"I had the same feeling , " I replied ,
"Then , " saihrLady Latimer , : "it is
true that there is something in it. I
am very lonely , and needed a friend.
You have such a frank face , so noale
and true. You are dark and beauti-
ful. I like dark , beautiful faces. You
are sympathetic ; I need sympathy.
\ye shall be good friendsMiss Level. "
"I hope so , " was my answer. I knew
that in my heart I loved her well
enough to be her constant friend all
my life. Then she threw off the sadness -
ness and weariness that lay over her
like a shadow.
"Miss Level , " she said , "have you
been over the house ? "
"Two years ago , " I answered ; and I
then told her of the great awe that had
fallen over the boys at the sight of all
the magnificence. Laughingly I told
her how the boys had implored me to
marry some one with a house just like
this , for their especial use and benefit.
"There is many a truth spoken in
jest , " said Lady Latimer ; "but never
do that , mj dear ; let nothing ever
tempt you to marry for the sake of a
grand house , or money , or position.
it 'is the most horrible mistake that a
woman ever makes. Sooner die than
"I never shall , Lacly Latimer , " I
replied ; then , thinking of home , I
added : "I should never have a chance ,
no matter even if I might desire it. "
Our only visitors were the curate and
[ TO BE CONTINUED. ]
A traveler from the South described
recently one of the oldest and most
popular dishes in Kentucky..which is
known as "burgoo. " It is an outdoor
concoction and many niassive pots of it
are said to have simmered over a hot
fire in the open at political gatherings
in Kentucky. The making of " burgoo"
is thus described : In the bottom of
the big pot some red pepper pods are
thrown , then potatoes , tomatoes and
corn added ; then a half dozen nicely
dressed prairie chickens are thrown
into the pot , and also a half dozen of
the fattest farm yard chickens are
added ; then a couple of dozen soft-shell
crabs and three or four young squirrels -
rels are thrown on the heap. Enough
clear spring or well water is poured
lute. the caldron barely to float the
varied contents and then the fire is
started. It must be allowed to simmer -
mer slowly for six hours , and an old
superstition is that it must be stirred
with a hickory stick in order to give i ;
The best flavor.
Giants of Prehistoric Franca
In a prehistoric cemetery recently
uncovered at Montpellier , France ,
while workmen were excavating a
waterworks reservoir , human skulls
were found measuring 28 , .31 and 3 ?
Inches an circumference. The bones
which were found with the .skulls were
also of gigantic proportions. These
relies were sent to the Paris.aeademy ,
and a learned "savant , " who leetured
on the find , says that they belonged tea
a race.of men between 10 and 15 feet
Didn't Under + tand Human Nature.
"Yes , " said the proprietor of the
barber shop , 'j9ms was a very good
barber , but we bad to let him go : He
didn't understand the business. "
"What did he do ? "
"He forgot to say to a baldheaded
customer that his hair needed trimming
One hundred miles north of Key
Nest the\faitllest part south 'n"
Florida that snow has ever been
known to fail.
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A Delicious Plum Paddle .
Pick and stone one paunch of the best
Malaga raisins , whichm put in a basin
with one- pound of 'currents ( well
washed and picked ) , one pound of good
beef suet chopped not too fine , three-1
fourths of a pound of white or brown
sugar , two ounces candid lemon or orange -
ange peel , two ounces of candid citron , i
six ounces of flour , and one-fourth I
pounds of breadcrum.hs , with a little
grated nutmegand salt. Mix the whole
together with eight whole eggs and a
little milk. Have ready a plain or ornamental -
namental pudding mould ; well-butter
the interior. Pour the above mixture
into it , cover with a sheet of paper- , tie
the mould in a cloth , put time pudding
intoa large stewpan containing boiling
water and let it boil quite fast for four
hours and a half. or it may be boiled by
tying it in apudding cloth will floured , a
forming the shape by laying the cloth I
in a round bottomed basin and pouring
into it. It will make no difYcrence in
the time required for boiling. 11'hen
done take out of the cloth and turn out
upon your dish , sprinkle a little powdered -
dered sugar on it and serve with this
sauce : Put the yolks of three eggs in
a stewpar , with half a cupful oft-pow-
dered sugar and a gill of milk. Mix !
well together , add a little lemon peel
and stir over the fire until it becomes
thick ; it must not be allowed to boil.
Paavor to taste and serve very hot.
A professor who used to teach the
grandfathers of the present'generation
of students objected to the pronunciation -
tion of "wound , " as if it were spelled
"wound , " and his studentsuscd to hunt
for chances to make him explain his ,
objections. One day he stopped a student -
dent who was reading to the class and
said , "how do you pronounce that
wcrd ? " "Woond , sir. " The professor
looked ugly and replied , "I have never
foond any groond for giving it that
soond. ( Jo -Household Words.
The sheep that hoes astray never finds a
green pasture for itself.
Is t11o man or woman troubled with tlys
pepsin. Heart palpitations , sour stomach ,
heartburn , uneasiness of the nerves , ou
presslon or a sense of emptlnesi at the pit of I
the stomach , are among its symptoms. lies
letter's Stomach Bitters eradicates it , and
entirely overcomes coustipation , billoasuess.
rheumatic , kidney and malarial complaints , '
lso this tllorouh remedy sv8Umati ally cud
it will achieve p.rmuneut results.
Clubs for Farmers' Wlvcs.
If possible , it is wise to go outside of
the ordinary limits of acquaintance anti
invite women of widely different associations - '
sociations and employments to become 1
members of the club , writes Helen .Tay
in a very practical article on "The
Nental Life of a Farmer's 11'ife" in the
March Ladies' Home Journal. 11'e all
need to enter into the lives of others , j
and for an organization of women I
know no better motto than the words
of Dr. hale , "This club exists to fipd
out how other people live. " It will be
easier to do this than appears upon the
The ) iodern Way
Commends itself to the well-informed ,
to do pleasantly and effectually what
was formerly done in the crudest manner -
ner and disagreeably as well. To
cleanse the system n and break up colds ,
headaches and fevers without unplcas-
ant after effects , use the delightful
liquid laxative remedy , Syrup of Figs.
The laborer ttho has enough money on
which to get drunk is paid too much.
1,000 BUs. POTATOES PEIt ACRE.
Wonderful yields in potatoes , oats ,
corn , farm and vegetable seeds. Cut
this out and send 5c postage to the
John A. Salzer Seed Co. , La Crosse ,
Nis. , for their great seed book and
sample of Giant Spurry. wnu
Keep something out of each weeks earnings -
ings and coon something will keep you.
1t the Baby is Cutting Teeth.
Uesure andusetllatokl and welltrrcd remedy , nts.
a'xst.OW's5oonZ1 G Svacr ( or Children 'fecthlaig.
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SICK HEADACHE ,
liiliouslmess , Constipation ,
Coated Tongue , Poor Appetite -
petite , Dyspepsia and kindred -
dred derangements of the
Dott'l accejl some stthslilule said
to be "just as good. "
The srebsiiltele costs Ike dealer
It costs youc Ar0U7' the saute.
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the analyses of whippoorwill cowpeas
at five different stages and of prairie
grass , "eomposed almost whollyof blue
stein and joint grass , " at three different -
ent cuttings. 'With reference to the
cowpeas , results indicate that for a
good hay the peas , including vines ,
leaves and pods , should be harvested as
the peas have matured in the pods.
Should the prop be late it is better to
cut before complete maturity than to
delay the harvesting until a.hcavy frost
has killed the vines and leaves.
Worms in Horses.
The only sure cure for pin worms In horses
known is Steketee's hog Cholera Cure.
Never fails to destroy worms in horses , hogs.
sheep , dogs or cats ; an excellent remedy for
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States postage stainps and I will send by
mail Cut this out , take it to druggist and
pay him fifty cents. Three packages for $1.50
express paid. G. G. STEKETEE ,
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