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$ .. "v •T|! "H II A I i APTKR VI-((onliiniPl.' But 1m* baronet insisted that this project might be very easily accom plished, bml long since imagined it, and now was certain of its success-— entreated that Mrs. Willoughby would not refuse lier coin-cut to its attempt, tnd reminded her tint rejecting the plan he had conceived. ltosa's first born would be left to struggle with 11 world which did not. always bestow its best rewards on those who most mer ited them. And Mrs. Willoughhy thought of Sydney, out of employment and wretched, and could but acknowledge the truth that was in the words the baronet had last spoken. And Sir Loghlen promised Mrs. Willoughby that he would not take his son beyond her ach. The baronet would reside in London, and with him. his niece and her husband, if it should be com pleted. as he had 110 doubt would be the case, the marriage he so joyfully contemplated. "You would promise that he should not be taken from me?" cried Mrs. Willoughby. now fast yielding before this last temptation. "Never should he go beyond vour sight," cried Sir Loghlen, growing warmer and more urgent in his plead ings as he felt convinced he would suc ceed. "Consent, to all 1 ask. Our tate is in your hands for it is not only of the future of my own son that I think the happiness of the other is at stake for I would not separate the two brothers." "Tony, »or boy. he would also be well cared for." thought Mrs. Will oughby and then demanded of the baronet how lie would contrive to make acquaintance with th.j grand sons. And Sir I.oghten replied thnt noth ing could be more easy he would re turn in an hour or two with his niece, and Mrs. Willoughby would have but to say that, in former years, she aud the ban.net had been acquainted. "Let it all be as 1 would have it." entreated Sir Loghlen. "Let Frances and my son behold each other, and heaven, who judges all intentions, and who knows what are mine, will accom plish the rest." And Mrs. Willoughby wis greatly troubled—knew not how to decide. The baronet was, perhaps, right and it might be that love for the other would arise in the heart of each and then, oh! then. Mrs. Willoughby would believe that ltosa's pardon had de scended to him who had wronged her and poor, old Mrs. \N ill oughby would then herself be able to forgive. Aud, with a joy at his heart greater than it had ever known since those days of his youth, when he had re ceived a confession of her love for him from the charming lips of Itosa Will oughby. the baionet took his leave, for an hour or so, of the mother of the tirst and the only woman whom, in all his life, he had ever truly loved. How often had Sir Loghlen wished that he had possessed the courage to brave his father's anger and threats of disinheritance, and that his marriage with Kosa. had been as real as to that unhappy and cruelly-deceived young girl it liad appeared. The baronet's carriage had rolled but A few paces from Mrs. illoughby s door, when it flashed across his mind that even yet. he knew not what, name had been given to his sou, nor what had been the name of ltosa's second, and lawfully-wedded husband. Sir Loghlen. in his hurried and ex cited interview with Mrs. Willoughby, had forgotten to ask the name of that sou about whom his heart had been so deeplv interested. About to order his coachman to re turn the baronet then thought to him self that it was not worth while, since, in an hour or so. he would behold the young man. and from his own lips learn his name. Mrs. Willoughby. left to herself, had seme difficulty in believing that she had not been asleep and dreaming, so strange did it seem to her that now, after so very many years, she had, for tho lirst time in her lite encountered the man on whose head her curse had always rested and that she had been won so easily to pardon him. 1-4ut it was no dream she soon con vinced herself. The baronet had been there, accusing himself and imploring that she would pardon him the wrong he had inflicted 011 her child, aud he had left her feeble and disarmed. j^he had been won by the prospect of fortune for her two grandsons, for Ixitli wre equally dear to her heart, al though the circumstances of his birth and of his mother's wrongs had caused for Sydney a compassion which, in its display, had perhaps appeared a pref erence in her love. And without doubt Tc.ny would have been angry with his grandmother if he flftd not believed in her preference for his brother, for he never put himself In comparison with Sydney, whom he considered altogether a superior be t&£- But Mrs. Willoughby well knew that Although in physical beauty Sydney ttlgh surpass his brother, they were most perfectly equal in their estimable Qualities of miud ami heart. And the baronet had promised that would not separate the brothers, Mrs. WiUouiglJUy believed that 11! I ill so basely great happiness was now in her old age about to arrive to her and to re main with her for the little time thafr she had yet to dwell on earth. CHAPTER XII. I'nwelcoine Visitor* The brothers had returned lwm»» and both had been unsuccessful in their search. Sydney was not to have the appoint ment for which lie had last applied, and Tony had again been unable to ol tain any information concerning the seal from which, at first, he had hoped so much. Both entered their grandmother's presence with the most cheerful looks it was now possible to them to as sume. But while Sydney's was a very sorry attempt at cheerfulness. Tony's face wore a pleased expression which might readily have deceived more scrutiniz ing eyes than were his grandmother's as to the true feeling at his heart. And besides. Mrs. Willoughby had had an accident with her spectacles, which wan the cause that Tony now produced and presented to her a new pair which he had bought for her. Mrs. Willoughby said that Tony was a dear, considerate boy, and so, indeed, he was. "Will they do gra'mother?" inquired Tony, as he fixed the glasses to the old lady's nose. "Beautiful, beautiful!" was the re sponse. "I see as well as when I was a young girl of sixteen—in fact, bet ter!" she added, seriously "for with these I can see to read the very soul of my dear, good boys, who were always so generous to their old grandmother— always bringing her some nice little present." And then she embraced Sydney, say ing to herself that, with all the money he could bring, it. would be quite possi ble that Sir Loghlen O'Meara'3 niece might be far more worthy to become the wife of her handsome and gentle manlv-looking grandson. And when Mrs. Willoughby had released Sydney, Now." said her youngest grandson, it is my turn "—and hugged the old lady so violently that she was glad to escape from his clutches. And. while smoothing her cap, whose border Tony had sadly ruffled, she laughingly told him that he was more like a young .bear than a respectable human being. Aud Tony laughed, too. and said he did not know what should make him so rough, for he had been brought up very tenderly. And now, observing Sydney, "Always those sad looks, dear boy! Why are you always so very wretched, and, seemingly, so hopeless?" said Mrs. Willoughhy. "To-day, at least, grandmother," Syd ney replied, "1 have good reason to be miserable. The situation which I had hoped to obtain "Bother the situation!" broke in Mrs. willoughby. And her grandsons looked wonder ingly at her, as, removing her new spectacles from her nose, and placing them carefully in their case, she said, rather haughtily. "Who wants any of their old situations? l'eople will have to come and ask you for situations, 1 expect!" "What do you mean?—whatever are you talking about, grandmother, dear?" demanded Tony, staring with all his eyes, and wondering if his Grandmother wns joking, and if ho was expected to laugh, as he always did, when lie cou see that the old lndv was under an impression that she had said something very funny. To be Continued. I'ncle Sam's Unique Rnm A well known French writer on narnl affairs says that the "Ammen Itam." the Katahdin. is a vessel that is sure to command more than usual interest among those who have to take thought for the lighting ships of the future, because she is protected from gun-fire in a manner which is almost perfect. This vessel, which is now lying at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, has been visited by many foreign naval ex perts as well as by non-combatants, who 50 to see her out of mere curios ity. The upper part of her hull, the deck, is convex in form, and when sell is at sea, with her green color, she will remind one of an immense whale with a smokepipe protruding from its back. The French writer alluded to says that a ship of form and construc tion analogous to the Katahdin would possess, at an equal speed, many and great advantages over the armored battle ship of to-day, hampered with its enormous superstructures she could not only inflict the most serious injuries upon her enemy with her great ram bow, but she could get suf fluently near to a hostile vessel to launch her torjedoos without danger from the enemy's artillery. In trials she has shown that when under way her hull is so protected by the waves as to be practically invulnerable shell might ricochet on her deck, but, ex poding above that, they would probab ly do little If any damage —New York Tribune. THE OLD-TIME FOtKTII How Oar Father* and tJrundfather* Celebrated the Day, Our forefathers of three generations ago had a much more pleasant method of celebrating the glorious Fourth than the advanced and cultured urcliiu of to-day employs in paying tribute to his dear old Uncle Samuel. O11 Satur day next the nation will be plunged in a hysterical vortex of booming, snapping, thundering, cracking aud crashing sound. Perhaps if the bold signers of the Declaration of Inde pendence could have known what they were intlictiug upou posterity they might have paused before affixing their signatures to that noble docu ment. Contrasted with the violent celebra tion of t.lds up-to-date age, the Fourth July of sixty, seventy or one hun dred years ago presents a peaceful picture of hearty patriotism more in keeping with the real sentiment of the event than the present blustering fash ion. I For instance, here is the way the people of ?ermnntown, l'a., celebrated the Fourth of July of 181«S. There were three cannon in the little town which had done service both in Hie Revolution and in the War of 18-12. Several days before the Fourth the ladies of the place boiled hams, roast ed sucking pigs whole, baked pies by the dozen and biscuits by the hundred, made all manner of cake generously lied with jam, aud on the morning of the great day deposited the good things with the proprietor of the best tavern n town. It was the province of thar important man to feed all the men and boys of the place and surround ing country with the provender sup plied by their wives and daughters. Huge tables, rough but solid, were set 011 the village green, as there were 110 buildings in those days large enough to accommodate such a great congregation of people. Early in the morning the young men of the place had tired off the cannons two or three times/as official notice that the Fourth of July had come again. Powder was none too cheap then, and it was need ed for more practical purposes than making an noise, so the salutes were few in number. 1 At the noon hour the whole commu nity of the town met at the green where mine host of the tavern had already heaped up the tables with the good things provided. There were speeches and a prayer, and then the work of the day began Benches were placed on all sides of the tables, and the eaters sat as closely as possible. There was not room enough for ail, and when one had eaten his till his place was immediately taken by some hungry cit izen who had patiently been waiting his turn. The war heroes of the Rev olution and of 1S12 were given tirst. chance at the provender aud also the seats of honor at the heads of the tables. Tho Lmllen Did Not Dine, None of the ladies dined with the men. it was not cons ilv red proper. They stood in groups near the tavern. Orator of (he Dny gowned in their best and making polite comments on the diners. In the late afternoon, wlieu all the men had eaten their till, there was a ball iu the public house, and it was here that the ladies really enjoyed tfeft day. Tb«y danced right merrily 776-!jviDEpEjNlDEjvlD/W--1896 SF&: until well on toward midnight, when the candles, the musicians aud the dancers were all exhausted. In the -50s there was a change in the method of celebratiug he Fourth. The countr' was more prosperous, and its patriotism had taken a more vainglorious turn. The town of New burg-ou-t lie-Hudson gave a great Fourth of July celebration in the year 1K.TI. It was gotten up by an am bitious tradesman v I10 had contracted the political fever, and desired to rep resent his district in Congress He subscribed $50 to a celebration fund, and after enlisting all the ladies of the place in the scheme, he promised to make good any amount that might, be needed after the other townspeople had been canvassed for contributions. The ladies began the work weeks be fore the Fourth. Committees were appointed, and each member was to call u|M)ii a certain number of her friends for contributions. One lady promised to contribute "a large loaf of block cake nicely frosted for the center of the main table, two large boiled hams and six dozen soda bis cuits." Furthermore, she said she would help set the tables and give the use of her silver spoons and cake basket. This was a prize contribu tion. Another lady whose husband had already subscribed $10 promised for the event six loaves of cake, six K Tfc« Peut dozen biscuits and also enough cut flowers from her garden to decorate the tables. She also tendered the ser vices of her coachman for the day and the use of her farm horses for conveying the provisions to the ban quet grounds, a grove about two uiihis from the village. I'owder was purchased by the am bitious politician, and the village can non was shot, off at regular intervals •luring the morning of the Fourth, lie also gave small change to the boys of the town, and this was used to buy peppermint candy and gingerbread. Firecrackers were very expensive things then, ami few boys cared to indulge in the luxury of using them, even if they had the financial means. In the morning all the people who had promised provisions had them car ried to the vestibule of the church, which was used is depot on that day. Ti e streets leading to the church were teeming that morning with servants and housewives, all carrying baskets tilled with the good things. From the burch they were carted to the grove. There, from early sunrise,young ladi«*s I end young men were busy making and setting the rude tables, also a phn e for the orator of the day. The latter had been invited from a neighboring town because of his wide repute for eloquence. He was a young man, who won- his hair long aud af fected an artistic indifference to the common affairs of life, lie was also eccentric in his dress, and in ordinary conversation used nothing but the •most ponderous language. He was regarded as one of the coming men of the day by the community and himself. How the ProcesiNlnn Formed. At midday all the preparations at the grove had been completed, and the people gathered at the church for the grand procession to the festival place. A band composed of young men of the village led the way, followed by the three finest equipages to be had, I in which sat the aged Revolutionary heroes. The 1X12 veterans marched next, and then came all kinds of vehicles, from the heavy farm wagon the light buggy, containing the to the others walked, and to time of the band made a World 0 n the Green in this strain was of the day. After tlie qiience the Joints of Llink ktaius 100 At the grove the ministi: prayer, and then the tician read the Dm'la rath pendence in his tinest catne the orator of the course, took as his therm aud the great and growi .: Here is an example of t.». refers to the sit 1 lis: "Behold those iron-lit armed with dauntless va eased in a panoply that force could shatter, and for battle, stalk boldly with one stroke of the vibration that shall only felt when the universe primeval chaos. Then li agination, to the veifero continued huzzas that reir to the boom of canuou versa I ringing of church announced to an intcuMM 0 iars pills The I bicycle doctor pine cai [iiiononi is it [, then. victin lit insa Ink it bull hin don't [•psor. lnoiiej Sit inuf col It i for mi Instruct ana aii locate it own. fens* -t a v sell It in- .'I'l l!" A1 JU !tl r.i I) This -was considered and the long-haired y u talk lug i I the never »o he that independence of kin^': nrehical tyranny had b• with trumpet tongue, henceforth prevail and every individual human and of right ought to free." V l.f 1 the 1 o •M H'. K e I- 5 I 4 -i for three-quarter- 1 WHY ,nd! delicacies were attacked, dusk when the feast. iu the village at night there works provided by which were consider^il but which would be y average small boy of Altogether this was ninK finest Fourth of Tul.v the history of the ply.v.^anfl many pec pie ^Vlt1'r('!1llb,'lei,J cafe nerves w uld '1()U see the customs prjvauM vived. fHK IS "H to Veiietni-lnnl*i»« k for the Un«U Why the black man black is a question whl'M'' childhood, has exercised many of us. Our nui^9 us that it. was "h(H'a',s5 & wo," which sounds at. fairly clinching once likes to il in„ear into things and null.. conflictiug theories b» .• ward by scientists t() j,aVe peculiarity. Some certain varieties spent too much ot 1,1 0f to the sun the moisture preventing tlietn li'in ©ei stead of basted -and S 1 more tanned by b,0^t tbe I hey orbed at negro. The latest ''.^a subject, A. It. Kean '.^8^1 uie.it to those of a tbat ieldio*, ture. His theory of vegetable foot'•• i9 bon can be assinii betrayed "colored sponsible. Once tariauism, our 0f grew, through l,rjc^larker, ever darker and da work through time, gone so diet,' persisted generations, would no* change tho Ethiopl®0 I.1IV rUUIlKi? Lli children and the very old folks. All Union.