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s4 7 Ta*. CHAPTER I. GREAT storm had raged with una- gieamed a lignt of the ill-starred ship that had gone to harbor mouth of Portlea. How anxious had been the hearts on shore for that wretched ship! How earnestly they had watched it since early dawn, when it had appeared in the ofiSng— driven about helpless, at the mercy of the winds and waters, and at Inc.'. dashed upon the cruel rocks. They lia I devised vainly among themselves, tfceae hardy fishermen, ways and means to save the vessel from her fate. The pr^ud mistress of Trenholme House 3 But Ralph Trenholme could not be quiet. With the daring impulsiveness for nought. Ralph fought against them bravely, but was obliged to yield, and restless, and chafing at his inac tivity, which seemed to him almost cowardly, he paced the shore, and looked out to sea. %Z~ Tt it r» i Marina was a beautiful child—you pieces on Juliet Rock, just outside the .. ,, would seldom see a beauty so faultless br :'.er known a.s High Rook—had come High^Rock was the manor house of the out into the storm, as pale and anxious at the rudest fisherman's wife among them—come out to beg them to do all th:vt human arm could do to offer them gcU if they could save but one poor life and those brave, courageous men had looked at her. and at each other, sorrowfully and in silence they knew by stern experience that no boat could live an hour in a sea like that. And so the ship was left to go down unaided. of a boy of fourteen, he had thrice died suddenly, two years before the launched the Sea Foam, his own little opening of our story. Mrs. Trenholme boat, to go to the aid of the sufferers, had truly and tenderly loved her hus bnt as many times had the men of the band, and natures like hers never for coast forced him back. They would Se*- Her .best consolation she found in not stand by and see him go to death i There came a great wave. He watched It rising afar off, and saw that it bore upon its crest something whiter than even the foam. He darted down to the ,water line, and stood there when it came so near that it drenched him through, but he caught the precious freight it bore in his arms, and by the Wan light he '.coked into the face of a little child—a girl—perhaps six or seven years old, with pure features, stilled into calm repose, and long, curling locks of gold, floating dripping down, and tangled with seaweed. She was dressed in white, and around her waist was a scarf of blue tissue, but the other end was lost, torn away, probably, from the support to which she had been bound by some one who had cared to save her. Ralph gathered her up with something like triumph swelling his heart. If she were only alive he might have the satisfaction of knowing that he had saved a life, for if she had been dashed in upon the shore, the sharp rocks would have crushed out from that beau tiful face every semblance of humanity. He puts his lips down to hers. There was a faint warmth. He ran up the steep path leading to High Rock, bear- Ralph was off instantly, but when he returned with the doctor, the little girl did not need his aid she was sitting up, and looking around her with great, wondering eyes, and a flush of scarlet on either cheek. But when they ques tioned her. she could give no satisfac tory reply. She put her hand to her EE22ZS23 ^.•W'-'-'AW^-i CLAftA J:L'i^27Jl It mas as if it had never been. She had forgotten her own name. She did not even remember that she had been on shipboard, an 1 when they asked her about her parents, she looked at them In such a dazo sort of a way that Mrs. Trenholme saw at once it was useless to press the matter. The severe shock her nervous system had received from remaining so long in the water had brought total oblivion of the past. Her clothing as fine and costly, btit there were no trinkets by which any clue to her parentage could be obtained, bated fury for three The only thing that might serve to days, but now at 1 itjcntify her was a minute scarlet cross, th shutting down jQEj below the shoulder, on her arm— o twilight e a 1 breeze thu fanned the boyish brow of Ralph Trenholme as he paced back and forth over the shingly shore, was like the breath of early June. And it was the last of October. The sea was still high, tossing in at intervals remnants mark that had evidently been pricked c.ouds were break- jnt0 jjer vvith some indelible sub ing. and toward stance the suuset tborst s'nS-^ spark of blood-red Aftcr a wondtr an curio?:'.y wnich this sole survivor of the wreck a4 Kd (d awa Md Mrs. Trenholme, yielding to the earn- npoo the western mountains The w nd solicitations of Ralph, decided to had caanged from the east and the her aM rear hcr hcr own The cb„,, Wls chrls eM(| Mar!na whicS means from the sea. and turjied over to the care of Kate Lane, the nurse, who still had the charge of Agnes. Mrs. Trenholme's little six years' old daugh- tpr xl, as hers. Every day developed some new charm. Her golden hair grew more golden, her eyes bluer and deeper, and her smile rarer and sweeter. Oc casionally, she would break out into snatches of song old melodies strange to all who listened, something she must have learned in other lands, and beneath sunnier skies. The waif had found a good home, all the neighborhood said. So she had. vicinity, the Trenholmes the wealthiest old family in that part of the state. The lands belonging to the estate were wide and fertile, the old house was a romance in itself, albeit a most stately one. It was built far out on a great peak, closely overhanging the sea—a massive structure of gray stone, with towers and gable windows, and wide piazzas. Mr. Trenholme had held many offices of public trust, and as a man and a scholar had stood very high. He had t^ie affection she bore her children and Ralph and Agnes were worthy of all the love she gave them. With very little of their mother's haughty pride, they had inherited all her beauty and gentleness, while to Ralph, along w!th his father's fine intellect, had descended his earnest heart, his strong affections, and his almost chivalrous sense of hon or. Ralph was eight years older than Agnes. At fourteen he was a tall, hand some boy, with a dark, clear com plexion, brown eye?, and curling chest nut hair. Agnes was of the less intense type, with delicately cut features, dark hazel eyes, a pale complexion, and a flush of scarlet on her sweet lips. These were the children with whom little Marina was thrown. They grew up together. The girls loved each other like sisters indeed, there was little chance for them to know the difference. The children had but few playmates. The neighborhood was not very select, and Mrs.Trenholme was very particular. Lynde Graham, the only child of a poor fisherman that dwelt at the foot of the Rock, was with them most frequently. The proudest mother in the land would have no objection to Lynde Graham a3 a playmate for her children. He was about Ralph's age, a darling, nobl^ souled boy. ing his treasure in his arms, and in to day Imogene Ireton would make hearts his mother, who was sitting before the ache some day she would be absolutely great fire that streamed redly up the magnificent in her beauty. Even now chimney. j^she was queenly. Her complexion was "See what the rea has given me!" he like the creamy petals of a lily her cried, putting her dewn ca the sofa. "A Ualr and eyes w.-re blacli as night, and real little sea nymph! and as beautiful as an angel!" "Softly, my son." said Mrs. Tren holme. with mild dignity. "Run for Dr. Hudson—perhaps she can be re stored." And sometimes from Ireton Lodge— the stately residence of Judge Ireton— came Imogene, his daughter, to pay little visits to the Trenholmes. Some forehead, in a confused sort of way, elapsed before, bronzed and bearded, he and said she could not remember. All again set foot upon his native land, knowledge of the past was blotted out. I Meanwhile, Lynde Graham had at times her cheeks fhuaed like car nations, and her voice rang out like the music of silver bells. Her whole bearing was like that of one who know3 she was born for conquest. She was haughty, arrogant and selfish. At sixteen, Ralph Trenholme left home for college. He remained there four years, returning heme only for a week or two at vacation time, and then not always seeing Marina and Agnes, who were at a boarding school for young misses. After his graduation, he made the European tour, and four years fought a hard battle and came o conqueror. Men with eyes like his seldom fail to accomplish what they undertake with their whole souls. He had fitted h!ttse!f for college, taught to gain the money requisite to defray his expenses, an '. jus: as Ralph arrived home. Lynde Graham had come back to the fisher's cottage, with the diploma from Harvard In his pocket. He had graduated with the very highest hon ors, and at once began studying cine with Dr. Hudson, of Port lea. CHAPTER II. I'LL, my sor.. what !o yon- think of \our gift from the .-ea?" said Mrs. Trenholme. one day. ft few weeks after her son's return. He was lying on a lounge drawn up before a southern window, where the »ate October sun gold, his head ly- in its pou ing her lap, her white fingers hidden among his chestnut curls. He looked up into her eyes, took her hand, and pressed it slowly to his lips. "I think, dear mother, that she is the most beautiful being I ever saw. I have seen the brunettes of Italy, the fair-faced women of Cireassia, the languid Spaniards, with their eyes of fire, and the oriental seraphs of the Turk's harem, but none like Marina." Something like a shadow fell over the face of Mrs. Trenholme. He felt the change in her voice, slight though it was. "Yes," she said, "Marina is beautiful It were a pity that she has no family— no name, even, save what we have given her. Her parentage must ever. I suppose, remain a secret. Indeed, my son, I blush sometimes to think of it, but perhaps she was the offspring of shame, and thus abandoned. You will remember, perhaps, that no female bodies were ever washed up from the wreck of the vessel. And it is not cus tomary for children like her to be put on shipboard without a woman's care." An angry flush rose to Ralph's cheek. He sprang up quickly. "Never, mother! you wrong her! I would stake my life that Marina is nobly born. We may never, in all probability we never shall, know the secret of her birth, but if we do, mark me. we shall find her fully our equal!" Mrs. Trenholme smiled at his earnest ness. as she replied: "To change the conversation. Imo gene Ireton is coming here tomorrow, for a visit of indefinite length. I think Imogene will surprise you. You have not seen her since you left home, I think?" "I have not,.but I have no doubt she has developed wonderfully. Imogene was always magnificent!" "And now she has no peer. I have never seen one who would compare with her. But tomorrow you shall judge for yourself." The conversation closed, and Ralph thought no more of it. until Imogene Ireton burst upon him. He was amazed. He had expected to see a very beautiful woman, but. instead, he touched the hand of a princess. Three years olde.* than Marina, at nineteen she was fully developed, with a form that would have driven a sculptor mad with ambition to rival it. She was rather tall, with that graceful, high-bred ease of man ner that came to her so naturally, and the voice that in her young girlhood had been so sweet, was now a breath of musical intoxication. Her complexion was still rarely clear, the cheeks a little flushed, the mouth a line of scarlet, the hair dark and lustrously splendid, and the eyes!—such eyes are never seen twice, in the world at the same time. Ralph gazed into their depths, with a strange feeling of bewilderment. She fascinated him powerfully, and yet he felt a sort of coldness creeping round his heart—an almost incipient shudder shook him, as her soft hand fell like a snowflak0 into his. In the daily intercourse which fol lowed. the feeling somewhat wore away, and though Miss Ireton, at the end of a fortnight, had not succeeded in cap turing the heir of Trenholme, it must be admitted that she had interested him. Toward Lynde Graham, who was at the Rock almost daily, she was cold and reserved she never forgot the dis tance between Judge Ireton's heiress and the son of a poor fisherman. And yet, despite her coldness, which at times was almost scorn, before she re turned home Lynde Graham had learned to love her. He kept his un fortunate sev-ret to himself he felt that it wau'd cause him nothing but pain and sorrow, should it escape him by word cr deed. The winter passed quietly. There was an occasional pleasure party, but they were by no means frequent, and it was not until summer came that the real round of pleasuring, which was des tined to break the calm of the Rock for the season, began. (TO BE CONTINUED.J Above Mannheim the Rhine is to be made navigable as far as Strasburg. As a canal will be inadequate, import ant changes must be made in the river bed. REVOLT IS I'EAIUID SITl %TlO\ AT iV AM I *EASl\fc»i. 1 U *»B9 in nt iit-aiFRt Prrvuil* \ltbo«ith Oat vi aril Orilcr Ifnw Bren Re Hlorril—\rtvii|ifl|)Fri Muwt t£xer rH Pr««U nec to Present niood»liei Xo American Has Inti|e«*r—-Gen. Ultimo la Tltr, ntrni'il I»J tlu Mob. Havana. .Ian. 15. tUc]a\ed in trans mission» Although outwardly order is restored hen1 yreat excitement contin ues. ami unless the newspapers exer cise. under the present press censor ship. great prudence, a general revolt is probable, with much-Woodshed. Id ealise. in such an event the jirniv vol unteers would fraternize. Gen. Blaiwo's position is more un lietilt Itemise his mild methods of war tare disqualify him to use energy with n IHOU. The rioiers intend going in a pacific manner to the pniuee, to re quest tJeu. Blanco to release Jesus Trillo. a prominent attorney who has been unjustly charged by political in triguers with fomenting nol violence. I to the time this dispatch is sent no American has been in danger: nor has there been any hostile demonstration or shouting against th»*m, nor have any Americans taken refuge at the uiteil States consulate. Gen. Solano, in the course of an in terview. has denied that he called the rioting officers drunkards, but he con firms the report that he characterized them as "Fnworthy of the uniform they wore." Some of the papers have criticised this language. Gen. Solano said: "I used those words and I am willing to sustain them at the point of mj' sword." We'ir. 'sday and Thursday nights the theaters and cafes worn closed and the military lmnd did not play at Cen tr-il Tark as usual. When the news paper offices were 1eing attacked Gen. Blanco called upon several of Gen. Weyler's friends to r.se their in fluence to cnlm the rioters. They re plied that they deplored the outburst but did not know the leaders of the riot. They offered to do everything in their power to calm the agitation, but pointedly suggested that Gen. A olas should try to calm himself also as he was "increasing the disturbances by his intemperate and insulting lan guage. At one point the mob moved toward the private residence of Senor Rruzon. the civil governor of Havana, but were promptly di»|»ersetl by po li e. (j Bl.WrO TIIttKATEXEfl. Troop* liclng MoltlllKcd for Hi« Pro tection. Key West. Fla.. Jan. IS.—Passengers who have arrived from Havana re port that *apt. Gen. Blanco has been threatened by attack from the mob and is mobilizing his loyal forces to be ready for any such demonstration. Most of the newspapers have been compelled to suspend publication, and those that are published are compelled to have their matter examined lefore using it. —o— $t* Iiffthenlnu tlic Hntnllon*. Havana. Jan. is.—('apt. Gen. Blanco has issued a circular ordering thnt each battalion of infantry be strength ened by 12." men to be recruited in their respective localities by the gen erals of divisions. These recruits will be obliged to serve six months and will receive the fame pay as the regu lar soldiers. Xntnbti- fJrnnd Trenton. X. J.. Jan. 1H.—One of the most notable grand juries ever drawn in the T'nited States district court for the district of Xew Jersey is that whieli will be sworn in on Tuesday at the opening of the January term of court. The panel will include several millionaires, among them George J. Gould, and ex-United States senator, four mayors and several other persons of prominence. Crew of n Wrecked Y«*«»et. New York. Jan. is. On board the steamer Antilia. which arrived here from Nassau, were the mate and nine seamen of the crew of the Italian brigartine Gelestina. which was lost on the south side of Watling's island while on a voyage from Venice to Sa vaunab. The vessel was a total loss. No lives were lost. Horrlhlc Snlciile. Chicago, Jan. IS. Albert C. Green leaf committed suicide by jumping from the sixteenth story of Masonic temple, in the court. He was once a wealthy wholesale merchant of Co lumbus, Ohio. His fortune was dis sipated and he drifted to Denver and finally to Chicago, where he ended his career penniless. Het'oy C'linllctifscN Fit*. Xew York. Jan. 1M. -Kid McCoy ha* challenged Robert uzsmimons to fight for the heavy-weight champion ship of the world and has posted S1. MHI to bind a match. lie declares thnr lie will fight no one but Corbett or Fitzsimmons. and that he can defeat either of them. Killed i a a Iluvtily IIouMe. Oklo.. Jan. IS. In a row Fred Jones, a bar- klahoma. bawdy hnust keeper, shot Chief of I'olice G. W. Jackson through the thigh. As he fell Jackson tired at Jones, but missed him and shot Bishop Armstrong, a deputy sheriff, inflicting a fatal wound. Colored tient* Piny Cards. Hyne, Ky.. Jan. 18. A fight occur red on Sandy Fork in Leslie county. Eight colored men were killed and four seriously wounded. The trouble was over cards. \t this )seas n. Keep Your blood pure «md Rich and your svste Toned up by A takir i Hood's Sarsaparilla, The-)' You will be able to Resist exposure to which debilitated system Would quickly yjd!| THE CANADIAN GOLD & FIELDS, Zfeejr l*o *»ot All 14* la the Yuton ukon in the search for gold, and diverted the attention of manv othw But in order to get there it is ne.v«a" that a man should be possessed oft! best of health, strong powers of end/ ranee and considerable means K leaves his wife and his familv for aeo/ fp The ex-f i dement &' S month" rett nam After counting the cost of stamp mills, expenses of men, etc.. rich as i the Klondike, such vast wealth as is be^ ing taken out of the soil in raisii wheat in this one province, cannot pos sibly be secured in any mining district Of course mining development assis*. agricultural development, and that why the Government of Canada fees so much assurance in predicting pros NONE OTHER GENUINE. MADE ONLY B/ WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass. »$ $ c5 $$ $ v 3 $ 4 5 FARM SEEDS Suher's Sfois are Warranted to Pro^oc. e. If \ou A Tjew cmioiu*'T", h'*i:ce st-nl on 10 DOLLAR8 WORTH FOR 10c 'f r.rt f.irra ReiMs, 11-^K Pd. San Wheat." Shcrp R»pe. Co: noth -»e Catalogu i the $•.» r.. ,! ftttB* t"r bort n»"w I •n.l •at«, Itn I this &dr. along "A iiou |'U" Tl V', 'dte 1 hat mill he 3' lira "the tive mill e siderable period, and the hardships 1 has to endure are all unknown io hit Canada has other gold fields, thoue They are the fields that produce golden grain. This year the crop Manitoba, lying directly north of Nort Dakota, yielded 21,000,000 bushels wheat alone. The current price ave-. ages 70 cents, which, as a local pap,, puts it, "makes the product in gold th year, for wheat alone, equal to'a valt of $15,960,000." Twenty thousand fair ers did this, or an average to each DH. ducer of about $798. "But these same farmers are not liv ing by wheat alone. This is onlv OL source of revenue to them out of man' They have also beef, butter, po*atoe: oats, barley and poultry to sell, an, sometimes other things, so that it ma' be fairly estimated that their income will average at least $1,000 per farme Thus Manitoba's fields have vieldn th is year fully $20,000,000 in goM vided among 20,000 actual producer and a general population of about 200 000." 1 The \inei: i A( •f.MCt *Jli!i 10 ,f nee ^v 11 jto ar V« *idi: tif int: !cc Jloni l^ver W»u» «*ou %*MlU i l)oa lier |)I'0( *«tt ton ,L perity to all who take up farms in Can ada. Western Canada today promise! more than any other known field that open to immigration. Farms of It- acres, capable of producing the b«' No. 1 hard wheat, yielding thirty to for' ty bushels to the acre, are given awa? free. Railways, markets, schools churches—all are convenient. Tb* Canadian form of government is oneo! the most liberal known, and a hear? welcome is given to settlers of all na tionalities. Already there are manyse!' tiers gone in from the states, and til reports from them are highly favorabit Those desiring information as to fn homestead laws, low transportatis rates, etc., will have pamphlets, etii sent free on application to the Depar ment of the Interior. Ottawa, cr to an:' agent of the Government. & C? Ci* v* v* c? v* C? v- v &C- v v &SSjF established 1790. Baker's Chocolate,! celebrated lor more than a century as if delicious, nutritious, and flesh forming beverage, has our well-known Rm Yellow Label on the front of every package, and our trade-mark."I.JBelle ('hoco!atiere."on the Pr i l»ie of lam-, .U rnaitO'l tut io. po'Ui wir:h $11 [oft.fttitrt- JAfl.OOO Seed r-olHt..-. I fi.ft. W 0 I S O S U E O liuntS WHtHt ALL tLSt thUi Bert Cough Sjrup. Tastes Good. In ttme. Sold by draraista. TS I V HO.