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VALENTINE , NEBRASKA
NEW YORK MAN'S ACT WAS NOT
Alfred Morrison , who Claimed He
Took His "Wife for a Burglar and
Shot Her , Arrested on the Charge
of Murder Other Items.
York : Alfred Morrison , who shot
and killed one of his wives , with whom be
was living in Mt. Vernon , was arrested ,
arraigned and held to the grand jury on
the charge of murder in the first degree.
Morrison , on the night of Dec. 8 , shot his
wife , Alida , and she died the following day.
He appeared to be grief stricken over the
affair , and told a pitiful tale of how the
shooting was the result of a fright occa
sioned by a dream of burglars. The
woman herself , knowing that death was
certain , said that the shooting was acci
dental , and attributed it to the same cause
as Morrison did. The coroner's jury ex
Some dajrs later Morrison's original
wife , whom be married many years ago
under the name of Gordons gave out the
information that the man was a bigamist ,
and bad practically abandoned her , and
from that time on facts tending to place
Morrison in a bad light have been de
veloped. The police have been watching
Morrison ever since , and it was rumored
that he was acting like a crazy man.
When he was placed under arrest , bow-
ever , he was very quiet and perfectly com
posed. Morrison was committed to jail
District Attorney Andrews claimed
that he had sufficient evidence to prove
that Morrison , in shooting bis wife , com
mitted a deliberate and premeditated
MORTGAGE LEADS TO MURDER
Maj. J. F. Stone , a Prominent Okla
homa JDawyer , Is Slain.
Guthrie , Oklahoma : Maj. John F. Stone ,
one of the most widely known lawyers in
Oklahoma and president of the People's
Bank of Kingfisher , was shot and killed at
Crescent City , twelve miles west of here ,
by J. E. Walcher , who afterwards made
Walcher mortgaged his property to
Stone to secure a loan and later mortgaged
the same property to the Capital National
Bank of this city , for which be was ar
rested and is still under bond. Stone fore
closed the mortgage and drove out from
Kingfisher to take possession of the prop
erty and was met by Walcher and shot to
Stone was United States assistant attor
ney for Oklahoma under President Harri-
EOII and major of the Oklahoma battalion
of volunteers in the Spanish war. He
leaves a widow and one son.
JOKE IS NEARLY DISASTROUS
Panic Is Caused at a Concert at the
t-Theater at Harvard.
Cambridge , Mass. : The explosion of a
bomb in a closet in Sanders' theater at
Harvard , while 503 or GOO people vrere lis
tening to a Beethoven pastoral by the
Boston Symphony Orchestra , not only put
a sudden end to the concert , but for a few
minutes , by reason of the panic which fol
lowed , threatened the lives of many in a
rush for the doors. Fortunately the tur
moil was calmed and the audience left tiw
quietly. The college authorities believe tiG
the whole affair wab intended as a joke on G
the history class , and that it exploded ei
twelve hours ahead of tune. si
BOY CONVICTED OF MURDER
Sixteen-Venr-OId 3Iurderer at An- wA
Anthony , Kan. : Gui'.ty of murder in
the first degree \ \ as the verdict returned in
the of John Kornstett the
case , 16-year-old
bo } % who lias been on trial here for the tLG
murder of liis cousin , Nora Kornstett , a 10- tLJ
year-old girl. In June last the child J
went to a field wheie Kornstett was plowIng - eiof
Ing and was not seen again until two days of
later , when she was found in an aban of
doned well. She was taken out uncon re
scious and died within a few hours.
When arrested , the youth admitted having
thrown the child into the well after having th
brutally attacked her. to
FIRE AT COLORADO SPRINGS va
Entire Business Part of the City in SI
Danger I oss Is $15OOOO. se
Colorado Springs , Colo. : The entire
business portion of the city wa $ threatened
by fire , which broke out at 4 on the morn
ing of Jan. 13 in May's clothing store. w
Aided by high winds the flames spread St
rapidly , but were controlled after three la
buildings were destroyed. The loss is es
To Settle Row Peaceably. tit
Santo Domingo : The- United States wi
gunboat Machias and one more French
warship has arrived here. The French
admiral had a conference with the govern
ment. According to rumor the difficulty siwl
is being settled satisfactorily. wlTz
Fire at Dasscl. Minn. Mi
Dassel , Minn. : Fire destroyed the prin da [
cipal business section of the town , includ bu
ing four stores , two saloons and other
business places. The total loss will ex
ceed $30,000. Sp
Cattleman Arrested for Murder. off
llutchinson , Kan. : AlexMcCoid , a cat So
tle man , has been arrested near Spring foi
field , Kan. , on a warrant charging him zed
with killing Austin Davis. The murdered
man was found in bis own pasture on (
Thursday night with a bullet hole through of
his hca'l. tru
Two Hanged for Murder. to
Montrose , PH. : Cornelius Shew and
James Otgan , the murderers of Jackson I
Pepper , an aged and wealthy farmer of
Ptusli Township. Susquehanua County , his
ivere uauged here Jan _ . 10.
LOOKS BAD FOR CLARK. -
Damaging Evidence Introduced in
Montana Bribery Case.
Washington : In the investigation into
the case of Senator Clark of Montana on
the llth inst , State Treasurer Collins of
Montana appeared as a witness. He exc
hibitcd $30,000 turned over to the state by
State Senators Whiteside , Clark , Myers
and McGurr. He identified and described
each envelope containing the money and
exhibited big bills to the members of the
committee , while he described them in de
tail. He said the money was turned over
to him by the legislative investigating
committee. Collins turned the envelopes
over to the committee. Whiteside was
then recalled and identified the various envelopes -
velopes as having been given him to hold
for himself and Clark , Myers and McGarr.
State Senator Clark testified he received
$10,000 in $1,000 bills from United States
Senator Clark's manager , Welcome , Jan.
4,1897 ; that the money was given him on
the express condition that be was to vote
for Clark as long as his vote was wanted.
After receiving the money he placed it in
an envelope , marked the envelope and
banded it to Whiteside for safe keeping.
40,000 SEE THE DEAD.
Remarkable Manifestation of Poph
ular Affection for McGlynn.
New York : The funeral on Jan. U of
Rev. Edward McGlynn in Stephen's
Church , of which heyas formerly pastor ,
occasioned a manifestation of popular affc
fection such as is rarely witnessed. The
coffin was deposited at the alter rail at
5:30 , and from that time until the doors
were closed at 12:30 : p. m. 40,000 persons
looked upon the face of the dead. For
four hours a compact stream of humanity
poured through the church past the cas
ket. The obsequies began at 9:30 with a
solemn chant for the dead.
Twenty-five thousand persons viewed
the body during the five hours it was exposed -
posed to view the night previous.
NOVEL TWO-CENT FARE BILL
Measure in Ohio Legislature Pro
vides for Sale of Mileage Books.
Columbus , Ohio : The 2-cent fare bill
reappeared in the legislature on the llth
inst. in a novel form. Representative
Cyburn introduced a bill providing for the
printing and sale by the state commissioner
of railroads of mileage books at 2 cents per
mile , the books to be good on all roads in
the state. -
The commissioned is to appoint agents
in each county for the sale of the books ,
the proceeds to be turned over to the state
treasurer , who shall redeem the coupons ,
deducting the cost of printing. Agents are
to receive a fee of 3 cents for each book
TRICK AGAINST ENGLAND.
Russia Is Strengthening Outposts
Along the Persian Frontier.
London : The Calcutta correspondent
of the Daily Mail says : While the official
statement that no alarm is felt concerning
Afghanistan is quite true , I have good
reason to believe that the Indian govern
ment has received disquieting news re
garding Russian movements in the direc
tion of Persia. Russia is taking advantage
of the Transvaal trouble to
strengthen her SK
arguments and to push forward her out SKC
posts along the Persian frontier , with C
a view of ultimate annexation , a design in TJ
which Germany would probably acquiesce fr
in consideration of receiving railway con lii
SHAW TAKES OATH. C
Is Inaugurated Governor of the
State for a Second Time.
Des Moines , Iowa : For a second time P.
Gov. Shaw was inaugurated chief execu P.at
tive of the state on the llth ins.t. The oath fo
was administered by Chief Justice tit
Granger of the supreme court , in the pres di
ence of 5,000 people. The ceremonies con en
sisted of a parade from the state house ,
headed by a troop of national guard and
exercises at the auditorium , concluding
with an address by Lieut. Gov. Milliman. inpe
After his inauguration Gov. Shaw de pe
livered a lengthy address. an
Banker Pleads Guilty.
! Xew York : In the criminal branch of
the United States circuit court Louis E.
Goldsmith , assitant cashier of the Port chW
Jervis Xational Bank , accused of having W
embezzled funds of the bank to the amount by
$31,000 and of having falsified ithe books
the institution , pleaded guilty and waf
remanded for sentence.
Japs Offer Services to British.
Van Couver , B. > C. : The Japanese of to
this city are not only willing but anxious COte
serve on the British side in the Transvaal tech
vaal and they have been organized by an ch
ex-Japanese officer. A .Japanese named I9c
Sbimazu has made a formal tender of the per
services of this Japanese corps to the
Finnisli Junta Active. wl
Calumet , "Mich. : The Finnisli junta , wl
which , is agitating for American aid in re , 2Jc
straining ! the czar from oppressing Finland -
land , has headquarters here. Its members ? , ,
estimate that as many as 55,000 Fins
will immigrate this and that
year prac JGc
tically all of them will come to the north
west. § 3
Said Goeliel Is to AVed. w !
Cincinnati , Ohio : A Lexington , " " "
special says : Senator William Goebel , ' 1
who is contesting the seat of Gov. W. S. $3.
Taylor , it is stated , is to be married to $3.wli
Miss Corrinne Blackburn , the only single yel
laughterof United States Senator Black to'J
Spaniards Want to Fight Boers. Xo
Gibraltar ( : Three thousand time expired to
Spanish soldiers from the Cuban war have 3
jffered their services to Great Britain in G3 !
south Africa. The governor here has in- Xo
'ormed their agent that he is not autlior- tome
to enlist foreigners. me
Trust Gets Another Distillery. $3.
Cincinnati : The Allen Bradley distillery So , -
Kentucky has been transferred to the tote
rust. Consideration , $10ti,000 , according to
Hanging in Philadelphia. wh
Philadelphia , , ! * ! ! . : Robert Brown , a ne- 40c
, was hanged Jan. 11 for the murder of but
vk ife. era
LYNCH TENNESSEE NEGROES
Two Officers Shot by Negroes at
Ripley , Tenn.Marvin Durham and W.
D. Turner , officers of this place , were shot
to death on the 10th inst. while in the dis
charge of the'ir duty by two negroes. A
throng of 1,500 people went in pursuit of
the murderers and a double lynching is
likely 1 to follow their capture , as the com
munity is horrified and exasperated by the
Turner and Durham Lad arrested a negro
named Gingery and were takeng him to
the Ripley jail , when they were overtaken
by two negroes , brothers of the prisoner ,
who , without warning , fired from the rear ,
shooting both officers in the back of the
head , killing them instantly. When the
news of the tragedy reached here it cre
ated great excitement and many business
people closed up their shops in order to
join in the chase for the murderers.
The murderers were overtaken by the
mob and lynched.
FLOUR IS RELEASED.
Britain Replies Regarding the De-
Ingoa Bay Seizures.
London : The American flour seized off
Delagoa Bay has bean released. Choate
had an interview with Salisbury Jan. 10
and received a verbal reply to the representations -
sentations ( of the Washington government ,
and ' a British note was sent to the embassy.
The gist of the cable to Washington in
brief is that food stuffs are not considered
contraband of war unless intended for the
DO HONOR TO DEAD.
Senate Pays Eloquent Tribute tog
Memory oi" Hobart.
Washington : The senate on the 10th
inst. paid an eloquent tribute of respect
and . affection to the memory of Vice Presi
dent ' Hobart. Senators Depcw , Lodge and
Sewell delivered the eulogies.
Hay Is Persona Non Grata.
Washington : When young Adelbert
Hay , son of the secretary of state , reaches
Pretoria to assume charge of the United
States consulate at the capital of the South
African Republic , he will be informed by
President Kruger that he is persona non
grata and that he is at liberty to return to
Washington at bis own convenience.
London : The Daily Mail says : With
characteristic bad manners the Trans
vaal authorities have refused to allow Mr.
Hollis , the American representative at
Pretoria , to care for British interests.
This is an act without precedent in modern
Arrest Confederate Money Dealer
Chicago : On the unusual charge of
dealing in confederate states money F. M.
Davis , who conducts a general mail order
business in Monroe Street , has been ar
rested by government officers and held to
the federal grand jury by United States
Commissioner Humphrey. If an indict
ment results the case will be made a test
in the United States district court and if a
CO is returned all persons dealing
in confederate money , even as curios , will
be liable to prosecution.
Combinations Are Xccessary.
Washington : The industrial commis
sion has received an answer from John D.
Rockefeller < , president of the Standard Oil
Company ( , in reply to questions sent him.
The company never received any income
from < any railroad for oil shipped over its
line. The enterprise has been successful
because of the cheapness of its commodity.
Combinations , be says , are absolutely nec-
essarn ; in order to carry on large business.
Kentucky Lawyers- Contempt.
.Frankfort , Ky. : Judge Carrill fined Gen. v
P.Wat Hardm and Theodore Italian ,
attorneys for .John II. Wlmllen , $20 each
for : contempt. The court held that the pe
tition filed by them demanding an imme
diate ; trial of Wlmllen was contempt and a
entered an order dismissing the petition. st
Allen Introduces Pension Bill
Washington : Senator Allen on Jan. 11 ITW
introduced bill in the W
a senate granting a
pension of $10 a month to every soldier tl
and sailor who served in the civil war for
three months or more.
Denver Machine Shops Burn. ec
Denver , Colo. : The foundry and ma y
chine shops of lue x. M. Davis Iron g
\Vorks Company were totally destroyed ro
fire Jan. 11. The loss is about $150,000 *
MARKET QUOTATIONa di
Chicago Cattle , common to prime , Pi
3.00 to $7.00 ; hogs , shipping grades , in
3.00 to $4.7f > ; sheep , fair to choice , $3.00 , .rj
$5.00 ; wheat , No. 2 red , G4c to 6f c ; ne
corn , Xo. 2 , 30c to 31 c ; oats , No. 2 , 21c th
23c ; rye , Xo. 2 , 32c to 54c ; butter , "
choice creamery , 28c to 30c ; eggs , fresh , he
to 2lc ; potatoes , choice , 40c to 50c sh
Indianapolis ] Cattle , shipping , $3.00 to wl
(5.73 5 ; hogs , choice light , $3.00 to $4.73 ; se ;
sheep , common to prime. $3.00 to $4.50 ; ha
wheat , No. 2 , GSc to 70c ; corn , No. 2 no
ivhite , 30c to 32c ; oats , No. 2 wkite , fin
to 27c. )
St. Louis Cattle , $3.23 to $6.73 ; hogs , ca :
3.00 to $4.73 ; sheep , $3.00 to $5.23 ; he
svheaf , No. 2 , 70c to 72c ; corn , No. 2 hove
rollow : , 30c to 32c ; oats , No. 2 , 24c to vo
; rye , No. 2 51c to 53c. lit
Cincinnati Cattle , $2.30 to $0.75 ; hogs , W
3.00 , to $4.75 ; sheep. $2.30 to $4.23 : '
ivheat. No. 2 , 70c to 71c ; corn , No. 2 Ele
nixed , 32c to 33c ; oats , No. 2 mixed , 23c fai
27c ; rye , No. 2 , Glc to G3c. all
Detroit Cattle , $2.00 to $0.75 ; hogs , nor
53.00 to $4.50 : sheep , $3.00 to $4.50 ; r
vheat , No. 2 , GOc to 70c ; corn , No. 2 caH
-ellow , 32c to 33c ; oats , No. 2 white , 2Gc le
2Sc ; rye. 57c to 59c. bei
Toledo Wheat , No. 2 mixed , GSc to If
( ; corn , No. 2 mixed , 32c to 33c ; oats , Ua [
. 2 mixed , 23c to 25c ; rye , No. 2 , 55c a
57c ; clover seed , $4.73 to $4.85. ha
Milwaukee Wheat , No. 2 northern. wo
( to G5c ; corn , No. 'I , 31c to 32c ; oats , be
. 2 white , 24c to 2Gc ; rye , No. 1 , 35c
5Gc : barley , No. 2 , 44c to 4Gc ; pork , ive
uess , $10.30 to $11.00. SOI
Bnffalo Cattle , good shipping steers ,
13.00 to $7.00 ; hogs , common to choice , wa
13.25 to $4.75 ; sheep , fair to choice , $3.00 belHe
$3.2o ; lambs , common to extra , $4.50 He
$ G.50. ev <
Xew York Cattle. ? 3.2r , to $7.00 ; hogs. fai
3.00 ' to $3.00 ; sheep , $3.00 to $5.23 ;
rheat , No. 2 ired. 75c to 7Gc ; corn , No. 2,1 he
to 41e ; oats , Xo. 2 white , 31 c to 33c ; the
utter , creamery , 23c to 31 c ; eggs , wsst- lie
, 24c to 2Gc. mo
BY CHARLOTTE M. BRAEME.
"Let us repeat the happy experiment of
last autumn , " said the Duchess of Rose-
dene to Sir Arthur. "Come with us to
Dene. I do not remember ever to have
enjoyed anything more than your visit. I
will ask Sir Basil to come , and the two
lovers will be happy that is , if such un
reasonable beings as lovers are ever hap-
py. They seem to me more often discon-
August found them'at Dene , well and
happy , without the faintest knowledge
of the doom that was fast drawing nigh.
Partly on account of its bracing air and
partly because he at times had a few engagements -
gagements in the neighboring towns ,
Martin t Ray had for some years made
this place his home.
These were the days of Martin Ray's
decadence , and he could not perhaps have
chosen any spot on earth where he could
have been more secluded or more forgot
It was u strange chance that brought
these two sisters so near together , yet
placed them so far apart. The steep
green hill that stood between Dene Abbey
and Southwood was typical of the great
barrier of caste which parted them. There
were times when both at the same mo
ment watched the same seas , the same
skies , yet neither had the least notion
of the other's presence in that part of
the country. v
The summer had been hot and oppres
sive. Martin Ray had suffered much ,
and it was some relief when the cool
breezes of autumn came. They heard
casUally that Dene Abbey was filled with
visitors , but that any of the visitors con
cerned them never occurred to them.
Father and daughter would not have sat
so quietly watching the heaving waters
had they known that Leah was so near
The occupants of Dene Abbey seldom
attended the pretty old Norman church
at Southwood , where Hettie sang so
sweetly and so clearly. There was a
church nearer to them called St. Bar-
bauld's , which stood in the center of a
little village near the sea. But Sir Basil
sil : liked Southwood best. He admired
the quaint old Norman church , with its
square tower and fine arches. So , one
Sunday morning , when the whole parry-
went over to St. Barbould's , Sir Basil
went through the woods , climbed the
steep hill and descended the beautiful
grassy slopes , until he reached the old
Norman church where his fate awaited
him.The rector read the prayers , and said t
a few words to the people simple , hon
est words that went home to every heart
and left an impression there. When the
clear , earnest voice ceased , there was a
slight stir in the organ loft , and then a
What broke it ? A clear , sweet voice
which Sir Basil never forgot , singing a
solo ( in a grand old anthem , every word
of which was distinct and audible beau
tiful words , Avell matched with the fine d
music and the angelic voice. He listened
ir wonder ; he had heard some of the fin
est singers in Italy t and some of the
grandest ' music in the'world , but nothing B
Jike this. He was not sentimental , and
flattered himself that he took a practical
view : of most thinks ; but as he listened le
he thought to himself :
"That must be how the angels sing ! " et
He looked up into the organ'loft from
which the sound came , and there he saw ca
picture that was photographed on his bt
brain for evermore. A tall , slender girl
stood in the midst of the choir , in a dress er
ol pale blue a girl with a face so fair , so
rapt , so seraphic , that it awed and be "
wildered him. She was singing not to
the ; people , who listened with bated re
breath not to him , whose eyes never vi
moved from her face. se
Her thoughts had pierced the oid groin seM
ed roof and the blue ether that lay be M
yond , and had gone to the land where an ha
gels dwell. Her golden hair made a halo es
round her head , and he could have ai
thought that an angel had descended
from "the realms of light. " Then it
dawned upon him slowly that this girl ed
had been the original of the picture , "The ar
First Glimpse of Morning- " and he re armi
membered what he had said to Leah , mi
"That face has what yours lacks tender ye
ness. " "I am destined to know her be
thiough the arts , " he said to himself. no
"Sbtt. dawned upon me in painting , I see an
her etherealized by music yet what is sic ;
she to me ? " ab
She was nothing to him , yet during the in
ivhole of the day that rapt spiritual face
eeined ahvays before him. He would an
aave asked who she was , but he knew olt >
one there , and when the anthem was
Inished she vanished. He lingered In the re
ld churchyard where the tall elm trees ini
ast graceful shadows on the grass , but JU
caught no glimpse of her. He went
lome to Dene Abbey with the clear , rich
roice ringing in his ears. There was a
ittle rivulet that ran through the Dene he
voods ; he bent over it , and , lo ! the sweet mt
'ace smiled at him from its clear depths ! wl
laughed at himself. No woman's he
'ace had ever haunted him before. With thRo
its brilliant beauty , even Leah's had ie
Invented him as this one did. ieRa
The vi ti-afc passed before Sunday big
anie again was a loiig one te Sir Basil , lee
had not the least intention of ever im
eing , even in thought , untrue to Leah. pui
he had dreamed that there was any 1
anger in seeing the beautiful singer nd
.gain , he would have avoided her. What wa
larm could there bs in going to South- firs
rood Church to hear a grand old anthem fas
icautifully ! sung ? He did not speak to he
Lieah about it. He had one definite ino- sw
for silence , and he had twenty rca- floi
ons that were not quite definite. doc
On that bright Sunday morning no dre
rarning came to Sir Basil that he had wa
tetter not see the young singer again , ste
went. She sang more sweetly than
ver , an'd looked to his enchanted eyes to J
airer than before. "
When the people went out of church , at
contrived to be among the first , and 'I
hen he saw the blue dress trailing over me
grass ; and he noticed that every tha
lovcinent audaction of the girl was as her
full of grace as her singing was full of
He found the old sexton. Sir Basil dis
covered in a moment the way to his
heart ; it was suggested by the almost pa
thetic manner in which the man said that
it i was a dry day. He was so completely
overwhelmed when Sir Basil dropped
something in his hand with which to
make the day more comfortable that he
would have answered any number of
"Who was the lady that sung ? "
She was Mhs Ray Miss Hettie Rny ,
daughter of the old man who lived at
Where was Rosewalk ?
"It is a cottage built on the slope of the
hill around there by Southwood" a
vague direction , but Sir Basil remember
ed every word of it.
Who was the old man ?
Ah , that the sexton did not know ! All
that he could tell was that he had heard
that he was a bit of a writer in the po
litical ] line , that he was poor , and that
his daughter worked very hard. He knew
little of him , because he kept away from
everyone and shut himself up in his lit
"Rather a curious history , " thought the
young baronet. "Such a father and suen
a daughter ! He
cannot possibly be a
political writer of any note , or I should
have heard someone spealc of him. Be
fore long I will see for myself what Rose-
walk is like. "
One autumn day Sir Basil strolled over
to Rosewalk. He told Leah that he was
going for a long ramble ; but he did not
ask her to accompany him. There was in
his mind no direct thought that he was
going somewhere clandestinely. He climbj
ed the steep hill once more , and there
before him lay the pretty town of Southa
After walking so far his courage failed
him ; he passed through the lane and did
not even look at the cottage he had come
He felt ashamed of himself , and went
back agjiin the lane was a long one.
When he returned , he found that an el
derly man was standing watching the
passing of a ship at sea. Tiie scene was
so beautiful that he was charmed with it.
Some instinct told him that this was
Martin Ray. "This is a lovely scene ,
sir , " Sir Basil remarked , as he paused
in front of the old man.
"It is well enough , " he said.
And then Sir Basil was slightly dis
concerted. ( He hardly knew what next
to say. He stood and looked , first at the
blue , rippling waters and then at the
stern , worn , haggard man. It was better
perhaps < to be frank.
"I am looking , " he said , quietly , "for
the house of Mr. Martin Ray. Can you
tell me if this be it ? "
"I am Martin Ray , " answered the other -
er , briefly.
And again Sir Basil was nonplused.
The man raised himself from his lean
ing attitude and looked at the handsome ,
dark ! face before him.
"You wanted to see my house and me
why ? " he asked.
wB "My reason is very simple , " replied Sir
Basil , raising his hat. "I heard that you
were living here , and I wished to see
one who , rightly or wrongly , has been a
leader among the people. "
"Are you of my way of thinking ? " ask
ed Martin , abruptly.
"No , I am not , " replied Sir Basil. "You
carry to excess that which I believe in
but little. I hold a middle path between
you and those whom you would call your
"A middle path , " repeated Martin. tl
"Ah , then you will not interest me ! "
"I am not sure that I wish to do so , " itor
replied Sir Basil. "It
was not with a or
view of interesting that I
you desired to oi
see you. "
"I did not intend to be rude , " returned "
Martin Ray. "I mean this that my life dc
fias been a fierce fight. I know but two
sxtremes. You must forgive me I hate "t
ill : mediocrity. "
"You are like an old soldier who smells SiB
junpowder , " said Sir Basil , good-temper- B
jdly. "You would enjoy a warm political be
irgument with me ; but it is not possible.
am only just beginning to understand bv
natters. In a few mouths or a few M
rears , " continued Sir Basil , "I shall be
3etter informed about T >
politics than I am
low. I intend to read , to study , to think , hi
md then , when I have mastered both
ides of the various questions , I shall be
ible to form clear and decided views of
ny : own. "
"That is right , said Martin. "Come pr
md see me again. You have stirred an im
ld pain in my heart. Good-by. " imm
And without another word Sir Basil ve
etraced ) his steps to Dene Abbey , think-
the whole way of the man"he had
ust ! left.
CHAPTER XI. tic
Sir Basil resolved to study politics ; and of
was well pleased that chance had de
aade him acquainted with Martin Ray , so
vho in his time had caused some stir in be
< political world. When he started for tin [
losewalk the next day , he honestly be-
ieved that he was going to see Martin ;
lay from the most honorable and the )
tighest motives. He might , of course , md
the beautiful singer again ; it was not .ce
mprobable ; ; but he was not going for that ch
When he reached Rosewalk
a young ar
beautiful girl was seated near the lor
all overlooking the sea. What , at the we
rst sight of her , made his heart beat so
? He had to pass close by her ; but
would not look at the golden hair and ay
weet < face. He went into the quaint cla
ower-wreathed porch and rapped at the sei
oor. Then as one watches things in a bol
ream , he saw the young girl arise and tal
alk toward him with a firm , graceful
O . TT1
beg your pardon , " he said. "I want _
see Mr. Martin Ray. " nd <
"My father ? " she replied. "He is not wo
home. : " we
The blue eyes looked into his for a mo-
icnt : , then they fell , and a soft color like
of the fairest petal of a rose covered I
face ; the dark' eyes looking at her pla
were so full of passionate admiration-
that she could not raise her own to hi -
' . . ,
Xot at home , " repeated Sir Basil , 1
am very sorry for that. I was to see-
him to-day , and I walked some distance. -
Have I your permission to wait until he-
returns ? "
She looked slightly confused at first ; .
then she felt that it would be impossible
to refuse. She was only too pleased that
her father should Lave a call from so-
pleasant a visitor. '
"You can wait if you wish to do so ,
she replied ; "but the hour of his return.
is quite uncertain. "
"If you will ajlow me , I think I will
risk it ; " he said. "I do not think any
one could find a more beautiful spot than
this in which to while away the time. "
He sat down on the pretty rustic benclv
which wag so placed that one could see
the incoming tide. The waves were roll
ing in grandly ; .the wind had freshened , .
and they broke 'in sheets of white foam.
The sunlight lay on the sea and on thft-
shore , on the white cliffs and on the gm > i * .
hill ; it fell on the golden hair and swei'C
face opposite to him. A feeling of per
fect rest came over him , of bappini - > - > -
such as in his whole life he had never
"I heard yon singing in church last
Sunday , " he said. "I have been staying
in this neighborhood for some time. - You.
have a very beautiful voice ; I was quite
delighted with it. "
"I am fond of music , " she answered
"above all things , I am fond of singini-
it is the one pleasure of my life. 1 for
get everything else when I sing. " i
When once Hettie had lost her shyr
embarrassed manner , she talked to Sir *
Basil with all the ease and grace that
were natural to her. He toldJuer of the-
picture in the Academy , and she was
amused to hear about it , and in her tun * .
related how the artist came to Southwood.
in search of picturesque scenes , and saw
her sitting by this same wall , and begird
that he might make a sketch of her face. ,
She did not know that the picture had
been the success of the year. He told her *
all about it.
"You seem to be quite out of the world
here , " lie said , when she expressed beet-
And then she told him of her busy life-
and how , do what she would , she could
not make the days long enough.
He sat by the ivy-covered wall more
than an hour ; and , when at last he rose ,
longing j to stay , yet aware that he had-
been there long enough , they both , felt
as though they had been friends for-
Sir Basil called several times at Rose-
walk , and 'Martin Ray. who had all his-
life hated everyone who could not be-
called aristocratic , took a fancy to him.
They did not agree in all respects. Sir
Basil told him frankly that he thought
some of his ideas terrible and hideous.
"You will see , " said Martin. "You.
will live .longer than I shall. What I
now teach the world it will believe and -
practice when the stinging nettles are-
growing over my grave. "
"Why do you suppose that your grave-
will be covered with stinging nettles ? "
asked Sir Basil.
Martin laughed a bitter little cynical-
"I do not imagine that anyone living
will to plant ilowers "
care there , he re
So the weeks sped on , and Martin Ray ,
in his own cynical , selfish fashion , : tft "r
a time became quite fond of Sir Basil.
He looked for his coming ; lie was more
gloomy than usual on the days when he-
did not make his appearance.
They were talking together one morn
n while Hettie was away giving her
le sons ; and Sir Basil said laughingly
that it was strange they had met so often. .
without Martin even knowing his name.
There was something impressive in the-
gesture with Avhich Martin suddenly held :
up his hand.
"Is it a name that you have made for *
yourself ? " he asked.
"Xo ; it was made for me , " replied Sir-
"Then I do not want to know it. As a
man with good intentions , I like you ; youi.
are straightforward , honest and honora
ble ; but , if you have one of those namcs-
with a 'handle , ' probably borne by many
generations of men who have lived upon-
their fellow-men , I do not wish to know
it The first time I saw you I thought
you < looked like an aristocrat. If you'are-
one , do not tell me so ; it Avould spoil my
opinion of you. "
"If you call me 'Glen. ' " said Sir Basil ,
"I shall understand ; and that name will
as well as any other. "
"I hope , " said Martin half savagely ,
'that you are not a young duke in dis
u I am quite sure of that , " replied Sir
Basil ; , laughing. "I am neither duke nor
belted earl. "
"It would be hard work to hate you ;
but I should hate you if vou were ' " s-iid'
time ll0 alv ys called Sir
Basil : Glen ; and when Hettie spoke of
him it wab as "Mr. Glen. "
( To be continued. )
-Lost in the 31ails.
It is not so
years since the-
province of the mail was limited al-
nest entirely to letters , newspapers and-
magazines ; , but now it has become a
veritable beast of burden , and parcels
miscarry for the same reason that let
ters do ; consequently an annual sale is-
ncccssary to get rid of the accumula
usually gives a net profit
about ? 3,000. The museum of tne
a varied as-
301-tmcnt : of articles
been included in the sales. Among
hem may be seen ivory miniatures of
reat age , watches , false teeth , boxes
raisins and of
wedding cake , pistols
knives , a clothes
wringer , a cof-
pot , a kerosene lamp , infernal ma
chines , decorated
, dainty fans
lorned frogs , centipedes , human skulls
mounted alligator more than four feet
eng , and , in short , everything that one
vould imagine would not be sent by
nail. It hardly
necessary to -
that dynamite and live serpents are
ilassed as "unmailablc "
, yet the mail
ervice has been called on to transport
more care were-
wrapping parcels , in hav-
them weighed so that the required
.mount . of postage would be put on
in addressing them the museum
rould be less rich in little things which
rcro intended ' for gracious gifts.-
s' Home Journal.
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