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AARON BURR'S WOOING.
From the commandant's quarters on Weet Chester Height The Mue tnlis oi Ramapo lie in full sight On their si"!** gleam t^e gables that shield his heart's queen. But the redeoata ar# wary—the Hudson's between. Throuph the camp runs a jest, "There's moon. 'twill be dark— *Ti« odds little Aaron will go on a And he tonstof the troopers is, lie low, •And good luck to the Colonel and Widow Prevost! Eight miles to tLe river he gallops i.Ls «t»*ed. Lays him bound in the barge. !•, is his escort make speed. Loose their swords, sit athwart, through the fleet reach you shore: Hot a word! not a plash of the tuick muffled oar! Once across once again in the seat, and away— Hve leagues are soon over when love has the say And '-Old Put" and his nder a bridle-path know I To the Hermitage Manor of Madame Prevost. Lightlvdone! but he halts in the grove's deepest giu.de, ties his horse to a birch, trims his cue, i slings his blade. Wipes the dust and the dew from his S!uxth i..ndsome face Bees the giiut of a wax-light, a hand whte Half Prevost Alack, for the soldier gone! What s a volley above him, a wreath on hio stone, Compared with sweet life and a wife for one's view Like this dame ripe and warm in her India fiehuf Bhe chides her bold lover, yet holds him more dear, Por the daring that brings him a night rider here: British gallants by day through her doors come and go, But a Yankee's the winner of Theo Prevost. •at tin-re. The day 'had been m,e'oi i 't£ jea ly learlul ho,,, like so many day- by her,Id this fcad now subsided, and the water lay gleaming hotly beneath the ml west. Lily Rankin had come with her ramimother, but had been out for two lours now in a dory by herself. The child was as used to a dory, Mrs. Rankin said, as other children were to ra,r babies and she seemed to think that dories were as harmless as rag babies. 0 he led of the west was dillusing it self through some rollingelouds. Mrs. Rankin's eyes never seemed to leave that bit of a boat that was rocking a little beyond Seal Ledge. We could 1 \ll have k i migh• that's buried and ^'itoh thinks so too. Randy started as mouth Where's the widow or maid with a to be kist. When Burr comes a-wooing, that would resistf Lights and wine on the beaufet, the shutters all fast. And 'old Put" stamps in vain till an hour has flown past— Bat an hour, for eight leagues must be covered ere day: Laughs Aaron,'-Let Washington frown as he may, When he hears of me next in a raid on the foe He'll forgive this night's trvst with the idow Prevost!" —EDMLNO CLAKKVOE STEDMAN, long tst MAGAZINE FOR OCTOBEK. HAKPEB'S TRAGEDY ON TIIKBKAf H, "In t^io novels of the present day, from the lirst page to the last, nothing ever happens. If the young man throws away the half-burned cigar, we have a feeling of gratitude as if that were an Incident, and we tell ourselves that something has occured. But in real life, in the genuine realism, people still have adventures. They get drowned they i break their necks or their backs thev I u i ii i i back agam into our lamnior and d»su,w™]y. In fact, in real life men ceased to watc^h the N. utn tim a mint. But he ha hi'1. somehf U spar, "rtel ickets, •.»• White drc- there. ni i.ktr men and their wives out also, silling on th« in«T indolently for some .-ense atmosphere. Presenny Yates strolled ttp to our Swn With the ke' rhief she broidered and bordered in lace Randy rerdied with asperitv that "if thehalKUUgh the box row#and teP" at hacI stie 3 *or one and small, shouldn't do as she'd a mind to.'1 And the door is unbarred by herself all i aglow- smiles, half in wwi-Theodosia heartily. -Lily s a girl you can't help Pirnnf his dory." all. Mve Mrs. mnd women are even yet capable of She be^an to move restlessly about falling in love, violently and unreason- She took the *bly." I Then she shaded her eyes and gazed Tims I discoursed as we sat In front ,8 of our tent late one afternoon. I h^i S°:' iy consisted of Carlos, Mrs. Rankin, and Max. Max was somnolent a good deal of the time, but would occasionally rouse up and have the appearance, for the space of half a minute, of being profoundly interested. Then he would lapse into a state of unconsciousness. Mrs. Rankin sat with her usual upright ness, in a camp chair which facecfthe water. She had been with us since noon, having brought some black huck leberries and two large cucumbers, which she insisted on giving us. She said -he wouldn't give a cent for a berry cake without a slice of cucumber with it. She was knitting an "open work" cotton stocking for Lily as she thi. .un.rn.-t. fcvery breath of wind fast hol.1 of l,,-.- arm" She turned' to me but I do not think she saw me. "Lily's lost an oar," she said a u a e e o u o w o w S Z Z Z hours now in a durv hr She said this after I had closed my book. During the reading she made but one remark. *'Seems to me," she said, "the I I .- K make out the figure in it with a broad There .was aglow on h*Tface a »1 ow white hat hanging off the head.. of pride in her hu2^ Sl^bS m:irk|:d Wlth ©oean, sawi Randy. "She'll set for we should know what stuff Marsh was hours with the oars the bottom of made of We could *ee i Jest a gazinVan' breathin' ]ike1^ant!^ Ld S deep. When I asked what she was The green cloud spread and spread. thinking about once she told me ske wrasn't thinking about anything. She was jest a-drinkin' it all into her Soul. O, I do hope that the Lord won't let that child suffer too much in this world. She c'n suffer, or enjoy, more In a minute than most folks can in a jear." ii were niov- «.y, riving close Maria Jane irty and .-at down on the oarse grass. Evervbodv looked pale and fugged. V aked where Mr. Yates was and e tolu that lie had just gone out in his dory. "He said," went on Maria Jane, "that he couldn't stand the heat on shore another minute and if it 'twa'n't now inside of Seal Ledge, almost in the so hot out there he shouldn't come back for midnight. I declare this is the toughet summer I ever did know! Is that Lily Rankin t'other side the Ledge? I ]it?r long time. She does 'bout she's mind to, don't she?" the girth: dti a mind to do "anything know why she I **or I nutlier, said Maria Jane w— '*or I nutlier, saio Maria Jane jlovni tosave your life. I guess Jim if she had been stung. Her worn face flushed a pain ful crimson. "Jim Hatch!'' ghe said violently. "They ain't a better feller on the ridge, nor a smarter codder and perch er,'' maintained Mrs. Yates. Mts. Rankin had herself in hand lidw, though her cheeks were red. "I have nothing against James Hatch," she responded with dignity. Ihe subject was dropped. One strong, swift breath of wind swept from the west then all wus still From red the cloud again. *romred the clouds had as-I th I stimed a greenish tint. It was now so stilling it seemed as if a huge, hot blanket had been thrown over us and was held down by a Titan. Randy stood up. "I guess Lily'd better come in," $! I said. She put her hand- BE-Me ln-r TIL and gave a shrill, penetrating call. Lily heard her, for she t.»ok off her hat With and waved it toward the bluff. the opera, glass we could see that she immediately began shoreward. tow in hi. .. .. .-ii. o,^ ii u s ooat. i -i..." r\ A i A lnV throat'n he wo- dn't come in till I yfnvln^ he got ready. Brides, he's as s-ife there's anywhere, Id' know's there 7? conId anything Kurt him if he was in i !im f3" 8 \Tv doiT,was where. the cliff. tered like butterflies. The black "water boiled and foamed. The green cloud was rising in the sky, trailing funnel shaped toward the zenith. Lightnino played on its bosom. Until now there had been no thunder now it began to crash and crackle. We could not stand upright, but we tried to do so that we might watch those two in do ries. "Marsh always did say he'd tutner be in his boat in a tempest," said Mrs. Yates in a shrill voice. The pay crowd off there But her face belied her words. small, flat-bottomed boats" went' aW most reached her!" Even if she had not lost her oar could the child have done anything in such the at us as if she said that now at -St The wind came in violent gusts, with moments of ominous calm between. In spite of the coming tempest the people in the fishing settlement here gathered near us, crouching against the gale when it came looking out at the two dories. In one of the calms a voice croaked out hoarsely: "Marsh can't do it. Jio man can't Two's too many for r. dory in such a time." It was Capt. Asel. Handy heard and Rankin, settle the water the night rapidly. "he jrli«nng toward us OVerth° k i- a naa ]ess figures sauntered on the beach in been leading aloud from the pages of a front of the cottages. It was growing book recently published. My audience d:J1r,ktjr-. T"' Suddenly it was no longer not speak. Maria on the speaker. v my husband -he said. llcr ne, however. I, her eye* i.txi instant she rids up in the air. out,' "Marsh c'n :t L: y out oi her Mar-ii had don .InHe's ii• (.'an 1. 1 A ... I „rand Pkv help to opera glasses and gazed. -k.d ..f idniut Like a frog." was the answer. i tne hill. Mar-h's ir»n^ skillful -iiwkes brought nearer. We streanrng light feet ijuiell placed hei. If tt-mpe?t wouiii (1 several rods to see Lily's s mi .itrti w.i tt-mpe?t womu noai oil. nev were -at wit li per- where Marsh had tiree minutes the off! Thev were shoal water. Jt was nearly high tide. In spite of us, Randy dashed down the the cliff and appeared on the stonj berii bel ..v —. .'/pos'te boat,. Marifl was -til. i.er knee-, bending forward. "Marsh cotild «r got in if he hadn't stopped for Lily," I heard bet say to herself. The teat:"--! did not h.-dd cvut a (.tV. .lCrr Now came a flash, a crashing of thunder. A boit went down bef, er, Xhe (rrePIl cl« ore us into the wat er. The green cloud was o\erhe ?d. But still it did not r.dn. The wind came again. When our eyes ce ised to be si) blinded we tried to see. arsh's dorv was split clean in two parts and floating away op. the left. Marsh and Lily were in the water. Mai -h'sface was upturned in a str-.nge, still way, and Lillie was holding him with one hand while she swam slowly shoreward with her burden. I never knew how we went. But it, was but a breath of time before we all at the water's edge. Lemuel Hatch, who had bu* just come, dashed in and swam out *-IH* few\ard* between u- andl u r. 1 W:U^nl ui waist hitrh Hut /ia Jaue stood perfectly still, her fi.- in the curling foam of "the itw cony-fig tide. In a moment Lily stag gered up standing and fell into her "'randmothi-r's arms. But Marsh only moved as the waves moved him. He had been struck by that la«t flash, which had broken his boat and killed him, but had not hurt Lily. The cloud above all at on^e veered nft- to ti,e I «»u to me north, and then a bit .aim i showed, with row 1 T-- «-o,-! reward. Somewhat further awav i°'l"e x'".1 '-ottages yonder ard the north I saw Marsh Yates !v'( r°Ut is red shirt, sitting in his boat. 1.^ *1 i Clima a?)li K tlllli nepJi fl Twont do no good to call to 1 an^ ocean. Somebody arsh." said his wif "I mifht split 1 ili of blue a l, iie ile star in it. fr°ni the cottages vonder 1"ain: n !')Ve1^ I ihwh -0l1W'ts of :,n/l ned a,en,S!i VC Wt'ir Knew a into a bo Ht f«-tfh a doctor. But ,,M'tor would be of no mt'U l,fte(! the (1, ul We all looked at her with no give. Presently Randy drew herself from her clinging "grand daughter and went and put her' amis about the widow. As she did so I saw the rugged face suffused with*an infinite tenderness. Maria Jane turned ith a piteous yearning movement of her body toward the older woman. York Tribune. but he has not like chips. Randy was the only one start from America "et half. rent and lasts instead of »loopt cj and picked up the lorgnet. The n.'\t moment she put her mouth to Bandy's ear and shouted "Marsh will save her! He has al- brS aeronaufwTn^^tht tiS? 1 composed Of m.aeri.d- that have beef three years iireparation. it is a time.J But Marsh, the big lis], was at home out there. Maria Jane was on her knees, peering iorward. structed that when determined whether C»l't THE MKIIUY (iO-KOUNI). i'HK KKAsoy. I -v 1 e!r why he ... s hn«l tarried !e answered 'i- Because yon see, I've friends w v« long been ruarrii .l licxton fonri'-T i i v i i •N i 'tt/irT",1:!, edge of ,. deepened g0t3s from one at mosp 1 '1'!f,. jf, to make the voyage in two days and a He will get into a favorable curi remain there as long as ii the surplus will be found through a pmrill valve, which will frem I i-i tiiiiiilA M'ity last in your buttonhole," said she. i\v is then he passed beneath her sway, No longer heart and fancy froe. Hat when two yarn of married life Had passed she wept and cried, h, m,-! Way did you take me for your wife!" "\*u buttonholed tne, dear," said h©. Washington Crit.ie. I in I 1 i I- I IN IM'.M, ISI'A IK. A number ot iittie ivan-.I^ City 1K S were playing marbles when a stranger passed. "Doyoii ji!:ty for -keens'little hoys?" he tsked. ••Yes. sir," they replied. "What are you playing for now?" '•Comer lots." HE DIIN MI\! IT. (to Robinson, whose M) has recently tjied) I hear that \on have met with a severe loss. Robinson—O, not so very w'ede 'v-iness, including carriages, «'o-i ,i tulle over $70.—l'tick,. Summer-hotel manager- I deelari don know what I am going to next winter the hotel hasu paid me anything. Head waiter—'Well, if on get hard np I'll give you a lit It shan't be .:•! that there's no honor among thieve 'Oiig as I have a do i tr. HIS KL'Tt'KK TAIJK1 U. "My dear young friend." he solemnly, "if you are mil of beer 3t }onr age what do AOM suppnge vou «vil! be when you rea»'ii your prime?" "A politician, responded the youth. IT PAYS To AMVKKTISE. "To what do o!: tribute the cura tive nroperties of y...,r spri!:: asked a v, itor at a.health resort. "Well," answered the proprietor thoughtfully, "I guess the adverti.sing I have done lias had something to do with it."--.Letnr' Five Pre.--. THE Hi v: 1 Ol I [1,1 nradam, fanniu ••it s very much warmer than Life. lislKr" t0 ca,T-v hitn toW ,rI \lh" :na,,,,y house on the ridge. Still [Maria Jane stood there in tin Ia',y. b»v!!? Uleuts, right (t0 nervous to look at it. William—l)imno* •h^r too. l'1'.p'jj ef llc ij:is to°U„^ as soon ax the strain has been reiuov'S ihe car, which can contain three nor sons combines lightness with strength" and Capt. Jovis has arranged acleverly contrived apparatus, \vhieh will enable hint to supply himself, as oecasio^l wjmw.^th bt.llMt. !U|3' so ctS rays of the rays of the uroufle! the bSj \vave. His projected voyage, which for boldness of conception a7id ex ecu' anii'ik'Vi "ii1''0-" E col"l,to'nr th e "mt Conductor (rea«surin«»M You mutn get nervous, madam' the ax is 1 rid ('a"e o Wt3 n is ew Jorls and hlg Balloon Plan.. Paris Dispatch to London Telegraph: I hear that Capt. Jovis, the well-known aeronaut, intends trying to cross the Atlantic in October in a balloon speci ally prepared for the venture. He con siders October the most favorable month in the year for an attempt of the kind or on JovW ultimate deeisi d"""nd on thatmh6a on« or two points that are still being studied t0ld 's v., he ni, -l)nt vi n-b,. of man. UX "wtch William—Dnnno. Teacher—Think again. What did Sng? d° j"S' bef0r° breiikf1"' MKNOIKQ HATTEKS ni^h!ln^(,:r""ISV0 Fan Kannie «id hT7^' sneh .. •rht 0, "pen a big el, ::in t,. »ir in dot'J '"ie Hies A "KKK, Ne A "''(to aa glad **ells, if. of W. I) Host( v The ,i)U- A FEII OW-KEEHNO. "fViTh, Aew-orkcr--lv,r! I1"' "'hen. y..iu- 1| 1 )i:w'r Wendeill- wife's X«Vcr Ileal Vorker-Can Boston SuUivfti Ne Ml A U 'V IN-i I ••I: do sure v Of a bottle "Kr\ 1 11 w u ''cks.* ••Von 1 •'tret d\ run a \onrf i ',\ '. with w ter wori. ty year-' I us in A LA T* I tor ri KM. A a s s e o u s e v 'He Street- eo,..' that it d— hot. siiiidenly turned a'id oi-, eieda lady wituin henritig. "I beg vour jvird-i, "madam," •Iv », ma dan rigl he r| V -ir." responded herself vigorously, that."— SOr,-nn\o nER§NI.i v.!^ •Is tha Gus!" oi i, 'IP (iHS—I'v It make! ml. .lack- V. us v S°"h"y ou such fool as you looked. NUTSHELL. d0tt't mln1 Second cowboy—Them's ATETT AS A ion was^lo.TnTnh ors did not mind tjj( but the water thev th I" ran table punishment! who wrote Paral1"1 th« annals of ballooning, Will be watched with bieathless interest. Meanwhile I hear that between now and his start apt. Jovis will endeavor to make a, ascent six miles high, taking with hfm a barometer previously sealed to show that no mistake can possibly have been made in the instrument's record of the a,1(l y lar t-.acJi tiiM. tlirough a H'"~h thi"«»«p. itwi to (-hr»p passengers out with before they get burned to death. AT THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL. enT^Uo^ily""*™- W'"lt !s were not Biiiy. wi1ai iid»ht™'vpm'ai THE UTK Qt" EST ION •J -7 higU that he hopes, if all aQthori£y in6 »«I»l«n my senti- to have his He ought S "But if he undertakes tr. i good ridin'V mK,19C»ftrly MOTIVE I OW KR OI,J""^ The jur" KO much» Iti Husband--Oel! opera? Wife—Yes. de ir. not- IN A 1 an E KISg UUwar* ED THE NURSE. S,,l,lart C^veriey. student visitor at the dean's^lodw'^O fr°quottt when he was ti, *L ''ven ^'Itime came n,,( .T"tho "^"ilren's "Wit." OnelittleL yiMid of age, kissed her f»f? n,,t was leaving the I ''Uid 'not her said: "Wrhv!nivH01"' K01»* to kiss Mr 'Ci a a a v N o tiai me." "How d? 1 want doi»a't?" ••BeoauaS m7°U ::g H.—D'ye kn ow whj ready for the opera re unpHicked fowl? G»W- W. Not knowing II.—Because she lia to be dressed. Thi-ee Royal Modern Society: It i attached the three dv: King of Denmark arc His Majesty is fond ot stance of this attacbn Princess Thyra was sti Princess of this Wales and their children came or densborg. One niorni going out on a very and determined to ters' rooms to bid 1 When the father of Wales' bed i'1 om answer, and opening i empty, and on goiu^ SO 1 he knocked with the S arriving atPrinci 'l'h chamber he found liis daughters had each from her own splemli and established her-elt young girls room. They merrily, but were girli conceal the escapade ft in waiting. »1 Coiivt A parcel postal coin the United States and Jn"» the Postmaster-Genera -t nor of Jamaica, Sir has been approved and will go into eilect Oc visions of this conventi'1 to merchandise parcels feet the arrangements^ under tho Universal 1 o!"1, vention. By this tr«%v of merchandise parcels1 ted to the mails of eitl-' to oloven pounds in wt the greatest length two greatest girth lour fw^ to the mails evclia'T arrangement. Th" "Good years niollu^ Whtm hor tvl*:T,Ho"y°Unot to know h® cause, mamma, when- l^.:' for parcels not exceed1" is 12 cents ami for ea '•"notional F'on^, ®®n