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t. -i. CHAPTER XL.—(Continued.) "YeB, I love you," »he continued proudly. "Whose is the sin? Is it mine, because I, your wife, have to tell you this, and you feel surprised? I love you and now that I have to leave you I tell you that woman never loved. man, wife never loved husband, more dearly, more deeply, more devotedly, than I love you I would have devoted «ay life to you I would have died for you every beat of my heart, every thought of my mind, every action was for you. I love you as Elaine loved the knight of old when she said: "I have gone mad—I love you—let me V4.V die!" As she said the words she fell-upon lier. knees, weeping, sobbing with bit tar cries, as though a grave lay there, and she had fallen upon It. He was touched. He could not tol erate what he believed to be her crime, but she "was young, beautiful, loving. Her crime had been committed through love of him. He raised her foam the ground. am vdry sorry, Hildred," he Hildred atood quite still, looking al most helplessly at him. "You do not seem to realize or to know ywhat you have done," he said, hastily. "I do—Ido!" she moaned "and there will be no pardon. I wish that I might fling myself into that lake. I would, but that there is a life to come." "Hildred," said the earl sternly, ^"listen to me. I have told you that you must never re-enter my doorS but you bear my name and for my name's sake I will shield you. The Countess of Caraven may have done wrong, but the world must not know it I must save you from'the consequences of your mad folly. See—I went quietly to you* rooms asd have brought you these." He gave her a cloak and a bonnet with thick veil. "I found them in your wardrobe. Have you any money?" ''N»." Bhe replled, vacantly "none." SS took out his purse and gave it to '/Ifcr. rtI Wil would accompany you," h'e said, "but that it would draw suspicion on you. I must be here to ward it off. Wrap yourself in this cloak. Qide all that amber satin." s^^S f^th cold, trembling hands s1i4 obey ed, Suddenly she remembered the ru Hi ^iies. Sheunclasped the necklace and Jp, bracelet8. |i^ "Take these," she said and the earl took them—it was better, he thought, ^S^tq humor her." Tr^i"Now you quite understand, Hildred! You must not go near Court Raven— you are known there. You must walk -,to Worseley that Is a larger station one will know you. Take a ticket lij'fcwr London. -When you reach there bail a cab and go straight t» your -it* Mm* ••mm The Usurers Daughter! BY CHARLOTTE M.BRAEJ1E. INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION.) v/-'""' She drew nearer to him, "I love you as no one else ever will— as no woman has ever loved you— partly because I could not help loving you, and partly because I have helped to awaken the better nature within you. You may live many years, happy, flat tered, but no love like mine will ever reach you the wife you are sending from you is the dearest and truest friend you have." £•£. He looked terrl'blj^ dlstressecl. "Why did you not tell me this be fore, Hildred?" he asked. "I tell you? How little you know tne! Was it my place to go to the hus band who neglected me and plead for his caresses, for his love? I could have died a thousand deaths first. How little you know mo! 1 should not tell .you all this now, but that I know that lo this world perhaps we shall never meet again. I am speaking to you across a grave. I stretch out my hand to you over a grave—the grave where my love lies—slain!" Baid 'it Is very sad for both of us. Now we must talk of something else. .,You must go at once." itl Sh$ raised her weeping eyes to iiim, -'Must you send me away?" she aBk gently. *'It was wrong. I was mad "with jealous anger, but I did not think was. Ooutd you not overlook It?" KHS|««y^u lightly," lie replied, "No, you can never re-enter my house. I have arranged it all. I did so when I took poor Lady Hamilton back to the castle. I told our guests that you had been suddenly sent for by your father, that I had driven you' to the station—and it is to your father's bouse you must go." "Very well," she said, drearily. "You do not seem to understand," fre remarked, dharply "do you know the danger, the peril that hangs over you?" She did not, but of what use was it to say so? "Try to collect yourself and under stand," he continued "time presses. I cannot keep them away much longer. You must depart at once without being*? •een. No one must know at what hour you went. You muBt go to your father's (house and wait there, if it should be needful to send you abroad I,(will arrange it." "Have I done so very wrong?" she I murmured. The earl cried, out passion ately: "HeaVen give me patience! You must be mad to ftsk me such a ques tion. One would think you did not know what wrong meant" father's house. Are you quite sure that you understand "Yes what must I say to my father?" she asked. "You had better tell him the truth. He is a quick, keen man of the world he win know far better than I do what should be done. Tell him all." ^Yes," she replied, mechanically. "Now hasten away from here, Hil dred," he said. "I am in mortal fear. You understand all. You know the road to Worseley—it is direct—you take the high road without turning. Good-bye." a She raised her dark, sad eyes to his face all the love, the passion, the re gret that she could not put into words, was revealed in them. V: "Good-bye," she repeated. He did not hold out his hand'to her. Had he been speaking to the merest Btranger, his voice could not have been colder or more stern. Then he turned quickly away, and Lady Caraven walk ed across the coppice and through a lane into the high road. She walked quite mechanically. She had to go to Worseley, to take a ticket to London, and then go to her father's house. She repeated the words over and over again to herself, like a child who dreads for getting a lesson. Her face was deadly pale her limbs trembled with cold. The golden stars shone down upon her the night winds whispered round her. She walked on, unconscious of it all. It was the early dawn of morning when she reached the station—a large railway junction where she was both unknown and unnoticed. The train started for London in half an hour. No one spoke to her or appear ed to see her as she took her place, and in a few minutes more she was on her way. It was a hard punishment—terribly hard for such a trifle, she thought, won dering that the earl could be so stern. She was tired, fatigued with passion arid emotion. She had neither eaten, drank nor slept aince the evening be fore. When she reached London she asked a porter to call a cab for her, and gave the address—"Mr. Ransome, the Hollies, Kew and the drive thither seemed to her more than ever like a dream. CHAPfER XLI. RLEY RANSOME had not worked quite so hard of late there was but little need. He had achieved the height of his ainbitlon he had a large for tune he was able to speak of his daughter the Coun tess of Caravan he could claim kinsmanship through his daughter with some of the noblest fam ilies in England. There was no need now to work quite so hard he could linger over his daintily spread break fast table, and read his papers at his leisure, content if he reached the city before noon. 1 "-7..- On this morning he had seatfed him self so as to enjoy three things at once—the beautiful view of the river from^hls window, the bright fire" in the grate, and the recherche little break fast that had been served up to him. It was a sudden shock to him, when,, on hearing a sound, he raised his eyes to the door, and saw there a pale, beautiful woman, who stood wringing her hands. ''Father," she said, "I am come home." In utter amazement he started from his Beat. His daughter, his beautiful Hl|d| ed. the Countess of Caraven, pale 1 "HOW STRANGE YOU LOOK." as death, wrapped In a dark traveling cloak! What could it mean? "I—I am glad to see you, my dear." he said but he had a horrible fore boding that something terrible haa oc curred, and that the days of his great ness had vanished. "Come in—pray come in, my dear, do not stand there. How strange you look! Where is Cara ven? Dear, dear, how odd It Is! Come In Hildred—the servants will think it strange to see you standing there." She entered the room and walked to him with haughty mien. "Sit down, my'dear, sit down there Is nothing so horrible as a 'scene,' and this looks like one. Take oft your cloak and your bonnet. What a strange headdress!" She unfastened the thick traveling cloak,and there in picturesque disarray was the rich evening-dress of amber and black, with a faded crimson flower clinging to it. The lawyer looked on in utter dismay. This disregard for dress and appearances spoke more forcibly than anything else could have done-—told more plainly than words that something dreadful had happened. "Evening toilet, Hildred! Pray, my dear, put on your cloak again. I did not know—I was not prepared—put it on quickly, before any of the servants come in. What is it, Hildred? What is the matter?" Vv "Not much, father," slid replied, drearily "my marriage has not turned out well, and I am come home, you see." "But that is nonsense—you cannot come home. What is the matter? Tell me," and the lawyer, with a very re signed expression of face put away his pate de foie gras, and folded his arms to listen to his daughter's story. "You have quarreled with the earl, I hope—that is, you have not left him?" "He has sent me away," she replied, and" Arley Ransome's face grew very dark. "There is not much to tell," she con tinued, wearily. "You misled me—you told me that marriage could be happy without love. find that love is the soul of it, that without love marriage Is like a (Jead body. I being weaker and inferior was the first to learn to love. I learned to love my husband— he has never cared for me." "You are too sentimental, Hildred," said Arley Ransome, severely. "I have been doing my best for my husband," she continued." and we were growing happier. In time I think that he would have loved me but someone else, a fair woman—one of the kind of women that he admires—Lady Hamil ton, came, and—" "I see," said the lawyer "the old story—jealousy and quarreling. Surely, Hildred, you have not thrown away the labor of a lifetime by growing jeal ous and vexing the earl?" "I have done worse than that," she said, "far worse. I was jealous of Lady Hamilton. I thought that both she and my husband were deriding me. I followed them when they went out to see the sun set over the lake. I hid myself behind the alder-trees to listen if they said anything about me and then-—I cannot tell how it happened— my husband saw me. He was very angry he said I was never to enter his doors again, but to return home at once to you." The lawyer's face cleared. "You are quite sure that you have told me the whole truth?" he said. "Yes, quite sure. What should I keep from you? It seems a very hard punishment for what was merely a fault rather of judgment than anything else. I told the earl I loved him and that jealousy had driven me mad." "You told him that? Then rely upon it in a few days ail will be well. He will forget his anger and come to find you." "I do not think so," she returned. "You are quite sure, Hildred, that you have hidden nothing from me?" he interrogated adding, "It is, as you say, severe punishment for so small a fault." She looked up at him in surprise. "What can I have to hide, papa? In telling you of my love, and my Jeal ousy, I have told you the worst." "Then all will come right again. In the meantime, keep up appearances, go to your room unobserved and wait until your luggage arrives. I shall say that you are come In for a few days' change. Keep up your spirits all will come right again. I am sure." "I am very tired, papa," she said. "I think I will stay In my room today." (To be continued.) 1 a)ip "This Is the end of my ma,rfiSge, father," she said, calmly "the mar riage that you told me could be happy without IoVe. This is the end of it, and I am come home." •It A Wet Conntiy. The railroad which, with Its branches, connects Colombo, the cap ital of Ceylon, with the interior of the island is remarkable for the engineer ing skill shown in its construction, and for its prosperity.lt makes an ascent of thirty-five hundred feet by a suc cession of loops and curves, with here and there a tunnel. The chief difficul ty in running the railroad is due to the way in which the rain comes down. A recent book of travel, "A Run Round the Empire," describes what the rain did to a train crawling up the moun tainside. On December 27,1896, eleven and a half inches of rain fell in twen ty-four hours. The engineer of a traia saw that beyond a certain tunnel the line was washed away. He stopped the train, and the passengers got out One of them, seeing stones rolling down the mountainside above them, advised the engineer to push for the tunnel. Just as the train entered the tunnel, down came a huge mass of rock, which carried away the embankment, as well as the last car of the train—a goods van, fortunately. Close behind the tunnel the ends of the rail were hang ing free oyer a precipice, and a similar condition existed not far ahead. A messenger came down from a planter's bungalow above the tunnel to say that water was accumulating in the cut ting in front, and that if it broke through the debris which served as a dam it would wash the train out of the tunnel. The passengers hastened td leave.thecars, and in walking through' the water in the cutting found it up to their breasts. The British government is tfce owner of over 25,000 camels. Several thousands are used in India to carry stores and equipment when companies are chang ing quarters ,by lias of march. It costs a good deal to feed a mon arch the cheapest of them are most expensive luxuries. The sultan of Turkey Is a most costly article of bric-a-brac, especially for a bankrupt nation. The cost of the mere neces saries of life Tor him and his house hold amounts to about ?7,500,000 a year. This seems an enormous gro cery and butcher's bill, but It must be remembered, that, Including his 300 brevet wives, the palace eunuchs, and the servants and officers of the im perial household, no less than 6,000 people are catered for daily when Ab dul Hamld is "in residence" at Yildiz or Dolma Bagtche palace. Enopnous quantities of bread are consumed by the sultan and his household, th$ pal ace bakeries turning out no less than 18,000 pounds daily. The bakery staff is a small army, for, besides the bak ers, there are the buyers and the slaves who purchase the flour and rye and the fuel for the fires. One ton of rice is used daily in making the Inev itable "pillaf" or pilau without which no Turk thinks he has really made a meal. This dish consists of rice boil ed with mutton, kid or fowl, and fla vored with raisins, spices, butter and the cook only knows what else. Then there are consumed daily 600 pounds of sugar and a like amount of coffee, not to mention huge quantities of other groceries, fruit and vegetables. The water for the household is brought to the palace in great round casks from two streams which empty into the Bosporus. As every part of the Turkish admin istration is nearly as rotten as Tam many Hall (but not quite), there is little doubt that a portion of this enor mous amount of food is disposed of as perquisites by the palace officials for even 6,000 people scarcely could con sume all that the sultan pays for daily In the shape of food. The sultan him self is a small eater. His breakfast consists of fruit, coffee and a roll, and at luncheon he eats pilau, fruit and some sweets. He seldom drinks spirit uous liquors, but indulges in large quantities of sherbet and eats an in credible amount of ice cream. All the food for the sultan is prepared by one man alone, and is cooked in dishes of "What should I say makes girls at-^ tractive?" answered a society man "tb whom the above query was put. "Well that is a very hard question to an swer. Different men (for I take it by asking me you wish to know what makes a girl attractive to a man) like different attributes. You probably mean generally attractive—what you might call a popular girl in society. Well, I should say one of the most important traits is the power of mak ing another feel that—for the moment at least—his personality and what he says are of paramount interest. Many young women let their eyes wander while you are talking to them, as if they were looking for other men. This is certainly not complimentary. Still, even absent-mindedness is not much worse than a too great interest of ex pression, which is apt to bore one. One feels any affectation of Interest Instinctively. Interest must be genu ine and spontaneous to be agreeable. A pleasing voice and sympathetic laugh are also great adjuncts. I know several girls who score a lot in that way. It Is a pleasure to talk to them for no other reason. It is the general opinion that beauty attracts a man more than any other quality. This is by no means the case in fact, as a rule the beauties do not have half so good a time as pretty women who are less self conscious. There are many beautiful women who completely lack charm. There is one thing about a woman's personal appearance that ap peals particularly to ninety-nine men oue of a hundred ,and that is neatness and smartness. Women, as a rule, do not realize this. In their efforts to On ome of the trains entering New York a few weeks ago, a woman af forded her fellow passengers an un conscious, but powerful, object lesson. With the woman was a little girl about six years old. The day was warm, and through the open windows the dust drifted in a fine gra„ -cloud. Every passenger was exceedingly un comfortable, but each forgot \/i Man9^ Point cf Viebv. This for Mothera-. MB dis- comforl the spectacle of that suf fering child. The mother began oper ations by seating her little' daughter beside her with a thump that made the infant's teeth rattle. Then, at In tervals of one or two minutes during the weary journey she paid the child these maternal attentions: She took off her fiat she smoothed her hair she put the hat on again she removed the child's little jacket, and put in on again she straightened her collar she wiped her face with her handker chief she removed an imaginary cin der from her eye she smoothed her hair again she took off and retted the ribbon on her hair she stood her up and smoothed her down she unfas tened the bow at her neck and retied it Over and over she followed this program while the awe-struck passen gers looked on. The child accepted the situation with grim endurance. Evidently she had been used to it all of her short life. The world to her was a strange place where mothers exhausted their nervous energy in use Abdul Hivmld Has Gold and Silver Pla.te silver, and sometimes even of gold. Each dish is sealed when it leaves the kitchen, and when brought on the table the seal is broken in the sultan's presence by the chamberlain. In or der to test the food for poison, the chamberlain takes a spoonful out of each dish before his imperial master touches it. The food always is served to the sultan in the same dish in which it is cooked, and the padishah eats out of the dish with his fingers, never using a plate or a knife or fork except on occasions when he has some foreigners to dinner with him. Some times he will use a spoon, but prefers his fingers to all extraneous aids to dining. As each course is served two slaves approach the sultan, oae bear ing bread and the other pancakvs upon golden trays so it takes twice as many slaves as there are courses to get the sultan through his meal. Only the sultan and the higher palace offi cials are allowed pancakes with their meals the underlings have to be con tent with bread.—New York Press. Queen Is a Mountaineer. Queen Margherita of Italy is a skill ful mountaineer, and has a firm head and a steady foot when treading the fastnesses of her native country. Clad in the practical peasant dress, with short skirt, her majesty is never so happy as when roaming about her be loved mountains or asccndlng some height. Queen Helene of Italy is also a skillful mountaineer, for as a girl she was accustomed to scale the moun tains of Montenegro with her father and brothers in pursuit of game, so that she adds a love for sport to her love for the mountains. Cricket StlU the Favorite flame, Cricket still holds its own in the British Isles in spite of the increased attention paid to foot-ball, golf and other sports. This was strongly shown by the records of attendance and receipts at the annual match be tween Yorkshire and Lancashire. This match lasted three days, and the aver age daily attendance of spectators was 10,000. The profits amounted to a very large sum, which, in accord ance with custom, was handed over to the champion professional player. .look'pretty and have their belongings becoming they often completely' over look tidiness, and so spoil everything. A- fl^eat shining head always excites a maSrl admiration, while becomlngness is with him quite a secondary consid eration. I have often seen my sisters look in the glass, arrange their crimps with the greatest care, and quite over look the fact that their heads were far from looking trig and tidy—two great essentials, to my mind. As for lasting attractions! Ah, for those men look below the surface more than women suppose. A man's instinct seeks in the woman he cares for something bet ter than himself. He may not say much about it, but he feels it all the same. These qualities I have men tioned may attract, but it .needs others to attach." Clothing Packed with Golf Balls. Fogg: "Did I ever tell you of the wonderful case of faith cure up at our house?" Bass: "No what was it?" Fogg: "My Aunt Hannah never tires of telling how she preserved her furs and wooleos from moths last summer by packing them with camphor balls. It turned out that these camphor balls were golf balls, but none of us havo the heart to tell Aunt Hannah."—Bos ton Transcript. Monnmenti In Berlin. The recently unveiled Bismarck statue makes the seventy-second mon ument of Its kind in Berlin. Among the men commemorated are twelve of princely rank, eleven generals, nine architects, nine scholars, ten poets, three physicians, three statesmen. less attentions to little girls. Her small face was pathetically sad and tired. When the journey's end was reached she arose wearily, was put through it all once more, and got lan guidly off the car. Among those who watched the scene was a prominent New York specialist in nervous di seases. He turned to the writer and summed up the entire situation in one sentence which has in it a sermon for every American mother. "Each touch,' he said, grimly, "pushes that child a little nearer to the doors of the sanitarium that will some day open for her." There were other mothers on the train. Perhaps they took the lesson home. Through Sunday Vandals. Antiquaries will read with mingled satisfaction and regret that the Ro man Wall station of Borcovicus, or' Hous'teads, has been closed to the pub lic, the reason being that Sunday van dals had taken to hurling stones from it down the neighboring ravine. The great wall has already suffered more than, enough spoliation. The farm house of Plane Trees, hard by, was built with stones taken from this very station and all along from Carlisle to Newcastle it is more or less a ruin— the more pitiably because what re mains of it, assailed by no worse en emies than winter and rough weather, is surprisingly fresh.—Yorkshire Post St. Jacobs Oil for Chest-Cold*, lir^ chltis, Croup and Pleurisy. An outward aoplication for bronclj difficulties is many times far mqre fective 'than syrups, cough mixtuj cod liver oil, etc., simply because it p| etrates through to the direct can which is, as a rule, an accumulation! matter or growth tightly adhered the bronchial tubes. St. Jacobs'Oil, possessing as it dJ those wonderful penetrating powef enables it to loosen these adhesions to Induce free expectoration. Cal have been known where expectoratiq have been-- examined after St. Jacq 1 Oil had been applied, and the exd formation was clearly shown, whq the adhesions had been removed pulled off the bronchial tubes. 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Gerald Carlton, who served as consiL at St. Pierre, Mlquelon, under appoin] ment from President McKinley, ws pointing out how undesirable such pc sltions are: "It cost me $200 to get there," sai] he, "and when I arrived, being one them 'literary fellers,' I hadn't ar more money than I could convenientl] carry around with me. There was salary attached to the place, it being fee office. I fopnd that my predecessc had cleaned up everything in sight. "To add to my troubles, the 'Queel of the Islands,' a wealthy widow, atl tempted to marry me, and the PooJ Bah, a sort of misaing link, had a hat it of being over-companionable. I a last asked President McKinley to stol considering me a' consul. Then I packet my grip and started for the land of thl free and the home of the brave. n| more consulships In mine, thank youl I've had that and been cured"—Nev York Times. 1 Disconcerting. "American ideas are making great progress in England."., "Yes, confound "em!" said the mar with his trousers rolled up. "They gel one all confuse3. A lot of the paper^ over there have almost quit printing the point of a joke in italics."—'Wash-] ington Star. Rheumatism nnd tlie Eyes. Chicago. 111., Nov. 18th.—Mr. B, aJ Wade, the celebrated criminal lawyer] of this city, whose opinion on legal matters is unquestioned, has recently made -public his unqualied opinion or. the matter of medicine. Mr. Wad€ says that Rheumatism and Kidney. Trouble affect the eyesight, and fur-l ther that there is no case of the kindl that can not be cured by Dodd's Kid-I ney Pills. I He has no fear of being set right byl any of his medical friends, for both! statements have a living and indlsput-l able proof in the person of the greatl lawyer himself, who, as a result ofj Rheumatism and Kidney Trouble froml which he suffered for years, became! totally blind. Physicians, the best in the country, I pronounced his case Incurable and! hopeless, but Dodd's Kidney Pllla cured him, restored his sight, drove away the Kidney Trouble and with it the Rheumatism, and made an all-around well man of him. A Resolute Widow. "When does the next train that stops at Montrose leave here?" asked the res olute widow at the booking office win dow. "You'll have to wait Ave hours." "I don't think so." "Well, perhaps you know better than I do." "Yes, sir! And perhaps you know better than I do whether I'm expecting to travel by that train myself or whether I'm inquiring for a relative that's visiting at my house! And may be you think It's your business to standi behind there and try to instruct people about things, they know as well as you do, if not better! And perhaps you'll learn some day to give people civil an swers when they ask you civil ques tions, young man but my opinion is you won't!" "Yes, ma'am!" gasped the booking clerk.—London Answers. 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