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ST. TAXXANY FABIm.
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'iýt qeligM"P tt) on the noj t "
&I'4A wh~ t , wjin wcoA ties
i ýqA *evelrqm a ttthe ;aarbut
As white *t te sil4Iaut data 14
;AM the clouds that crownu the qeouutain
With parple and gold delighit.
r Tub t, cull vgIuLy et and ~valsar
katuerw~ w.,rwoh &bit hei :it.
Stately a Rd fairit the veSMA'
That e'*Ies Iiat'ntar denr pearl:
Statel' a:*d grand° the enoh'nrain
''' hvse heighb:or never wtayrcach,.
0. aui~ai: e. £Jli1td~eor €teih43tt4r.
g Jbci~diatp m nagic~ veil
-The torb p fm-,t-'* tnofttaifl$
The$4m i4l4}ºcfe 4rvpfpqi1.. .
I- & . g 4el iwboyo g i oue thi
,ery beautifel,astd c*aersaig, in a
-eoufitOebb&6sle room in a man- ha'
aios in one '.f 6ur largest cities. so:
,,, ehandteoe of the two, Maud sal
Pierson, wnreRknsSl'Dg dress of ini
btown U brise, Mi I wa evidently dit
resting after* a44h - el
I~p;Yifp of a ý ppo~i born wi
Pat : G, sai*duher unbecoming dii
.sree the girl was undeniably :1-g6
,t ,osff pr, le zaettype.; all
i~r v 1* tt, was
t ~ r l e in ;s
rs. ad 3nu rat possessing sly
Mi undo's uT-cty.
~~q4I ~ , ~uiwjr forw
,;` goemzý, ajteEImu~g jitesily tap jly
Yoarslift that .boatinhble lAee with to
t$e' kidt ºh a.taple w
f tie , Wo ed, so ty t,ithe was Kt
whyo c ee were go- d
"'wl aile jAa j+Me i hae'been it
.te Who has b een the oh
4 eymour' spel deoais been e
"Yonuconceited~ girslugbwd. her
fried. he dbt las mot Mrs
ar Is he use of dapli
n.ieI 1 beie -be,*I 6.t4o ers, I lt
Alh o ta e though'*
I (fl a these tn '. ther. t
T1#.bet1l has besn the object of Mr.
deynour's specldWvotwis since Sie'"
made her ddust last month. lirs. i 1
grueyi jutdsIr her. She is a
niece, I raleve, af old Mrs.
mer~wo lied three yees agDa
. .eafSyt h st t b nr m eqay." *,
'But who is she?" n'et
r"'4er name is p Worthington
- Ether Wurthjegton."
"er Worahingto?" crled.
Maude sharp~ly. "Wh1 is seke like?'itl'
11~lIi 'Z ~der. very Mr. wih
d oures, and .pnzat katY
a besut's; she sings euqiuisuttol7, au4~
LaviR on ' Ron the continent wilh.
Mrs. Voyliiner, speaks ttr'6t'tbroe
'?biutu age, 11"jti - twen
M[aude hPke into ab harsh lauah.,
' Lrs. Mitimer's sieel".ashe ex
claimed. ."Well. that iw'i-ich!' Ae
too VoAnr Ind Fred~er1k Seynmiots
is it tove, ,IMl her?"
'jl. is errt'duly very devoted.
FwE thidndbifsit will 1e amntch!"
, * ja " cried 3IX:nde, in an
oth# . T f sanocidg ,snerrimernnc
Mr. }'uderick ;$ yhaoI1 and Esther'
Wputbington! Well. well I tell
%4e maid, 4tl a touch of ear
theto ."it will not be a
soat . I will take her down,"
."What do you mein?"
"Will this belle be at Lady Rals- depi
ton's this evening?"
'-Probably. But do tell me, Y
Mantle, what you know about her?" ily
"I know enough to cool Mr. Fred- Sey
crick Seymour's ardor," said Maude, ter;
* and ne shall learn the truth. To kno
think of that girl's daring to move smi
in our set!"' pr
"Well, as to that," replied Coran, ecli
--being handsome, accomplished, re- C
fined, and heiress to double your mei
.ftrttmieneMand10e, I can $t se where Iche
the audacity con 's in, especially as l oun
Mrs. Hursev has her for :i guest, and she
we all know how particular she is2 mo
The Soymours themselves are not at ]
prouder than the Hurseys." "1
"You wait until this evening! I hei
suppose the girl thinks nobody here ,to I
knows her. I'll humble her. She to:
woast attend any worts fashiqpable
parties after I've told my story.
"But>wabt is yoursstory?" ly
"You'll hear to-night-" Sb
"Tell me now," said Cora, coaxý da
ino. Let me lie down awhile I
and rest, or I shall look like a ghost las
c this evening."
a A very brilliant ghost it would lb
1- have beenyo resemble Maude Pier- Ib
s. son, as she entered Lady Ralston's ul
id saloon a few hours later. An even- di
of ing dress of garnet velvet, cut *e
lyl dsplay the beautifully rounded re
shoulders and arms, and trimmed j di
*n with rich black lace, ornaments of
diamonds, and a cluster of white s]
t1-gw, ish the -brag I of b r"'
W. all heightened her queenly beauty.
as Looking across the crowded room, 'e
ini she recognized her rival in a taus j
Dg slender girl, who wore white lace d
over peach-colored satin, and orna- I a
ad ments of fretted gold. Mr. Seymour tI
for; was already in attendance, apparent
Kp j for be 4g; th*ii , iy toiI
ith the bhed of a qut4drlle just forming i
pie when Made entered. The sight I
gas stimulated anew 41 the hatred of e
Esther Westb*ngton that had been
an. roused by Cora's description.
j- A cold-hearted calculating woman, .
go-I devoted to dress, wealth and luxury a
-selfish to her heart's core, cart
men ing the smile of a belle over a bitter .
mQenvy of all more fortuuat4 t n her- td#sl.MuePero a Ivrfl
t141 the touch of wrouanhbod until hbr
the' heart opened to' Frederick Smy
her An orphan, dependent upon an
aunt devoted to the frivouties of !
ph- fashion, Maude's education had
,I bee`nýý upelfl lad jan~ auLdue vallia
low ~hbW'leelu Ajitk f'~hek1 ihoughta .toI
'ed- the advantages of birth, positiodi
aind fortune. I
Vies Pierson was very pronau of I
the blue blood in her own veins, and a
Maude's success as a belle was as l
'mmdh a triumph to her aunt as to q
When the ' ag illness set in that I
drove Miss P oa to the seclusion t
-tL .,o onA Jwune, her I
t begun to hope thet t I
' tteutions of "1Fred" were more than <
those called forby the ordinary re
hadbget agret low, io her to
4 suddenly whirled out of the vor
tes o- fashionable gaiety, to be ,
wrii ON- fd the titue tows where ý
nay pi childhood 1a 4 beeu i
Spased. ]aeria nt'sEare. But I
Hhe was far too peie tbi aurRiar I
londly, Add *heflhgrelative disdj
~it~ wews1*tr thea $rwu vic lP that
*~sUldmude~e louader s andi..vo
ti.o w.re ' isated l* th& warnwat
It ilr t halt.
S iý ' ft frlhas ia her, 'will she
h. stipul (dl that Maide. shoahi i)4
rturn to bte eity sit wonthsafterhW1
death, and wear no mourning. In *
one of .dietrUaitiftervie w, sh. raid
'to her;, '-Npn lig pop twvcat
- two. 1anude, andyops $, l n -t bary
.,ywed here next ii , might
r ruin your pro.? of a^ good
1 uatch'" '
- And Ifrwde, secretly exsltant,
xi wept copiously as she assured her
dear ant that "society would have t
no charms for hor were she to h""
deprived of her life-long comn- al
Yet the six months dragged wear-'
ily when the thought of Frederick fal
Seymour. Would he love her beta. thi
ter for her golden bharms? or did he fon
know her fortune, after all, was be
small compared with his own ilot
pjiacely nnnan ,1M4; fanrer fuee4 ak
eclipsed her memory? Irmi
Carefully during the long sum- e
mer did the beautiful brunette so
cherish her own charms and glori- de
I outlv.did they repay her care whetvi dh
1 she burst upon her old friends, w4
more saperbly handsome thian ever, yc
t : at Lad ' Ralstonas reception.
'Esther Worthington, looking at to
I her as she entered the root , turned It
e to her companion, saying, in. 4 low Si
e tone: "Is not that Miss Piersop'
a "Yes. Is she not. hastndiwe?"
S"Magnificently so. I can sc c '*'
ly imagine a more queenlv beauty: q
She was not a very pretty child,J r
iºi dark and thin. Will she rewgmze
tt me I wonder, aseasily as Ido her? a
le I 'You Were child": : whun yoci :'
at last meet?" e
"About twelve years old b:ut we a
Id Itred neat eaiek other 53k six rears
t- before that -'Will she -look dpwn j
is upon me now as scornfully as she e
a- did theme'* t
_... ýýyour-yssirr-rnes"ue- the 1
4d replr. 4-Try to towge- threose dark
of "N wteJ!e aitWl happy orns
te a the brighter," was the reply, i
y.IiapupI o rile sound- i
wn, ed in the long room, and attention
1, was sruequired t. the - Intre erieU'
Lee thi ougl: :.rd is [tl Wo$thingtea
is- and her partner proposed to 1e+µ «'
or the set
at- When it was over, Esther, lean
t ing td ,nbp ýd'sýat rit~d tot
ng" find jemsiel$ copfr aJ d Ly' Maude
;ht Piersom. With a sweet awile she
of extended her head. *
ien "HJav 'you' forgn6tten tea?"
an, a I r lea r yeO wll," was tfoe'
iuy .' s'.a frksing : tem, "and ii
ier- friends." r i
felt "A heibrityl gf!":Icei gevetal
hbr vofrns. *' . " .1
"Weu may dpbt pne,"4a4 Maude, lU
answering them, 'bet, let .M i
W orthinggton deny, if AP-easy.. th ,
she was taken from a ehaity ueho&il e
to, be the ' prser said of M's: 1
Thurston, my aunts consin and ; u
neighbor. Let her deny, if she ca,1 n
thas she di4' a menial's work for, y
years is their house. She may pahnu is
herelf ffi as Mrs. Mortime sa lece
among stransm, but I, knowing
lidr, declife the boior of her eo
The d3lioate, beautiful Esther a
Worthington grew very pale during i1
tigisinantltag address, but she drew L
herself erect as haughtily as Maude
Pierson het elf, as that young lady
ceased to ippeak.
1yue hlre said as quite true,"
she replied, "and my only reason
for doneelibg the frets y.u now(
foe upon U friends was the we
quewt of my ear aunt, Mrs. Mort.
ameu Mra..farsey, lady B a~ stou
and gsveral others of those who
hdnor one with their friendship,
knlw well my family histpry. You
wiMLPsIdp rme for obtruding my
* mt~c tz S im, but since
att ed my
reas0rWby. Lwhist dWefe4 iL My
w se en married aganst the
i lhes f my miother's father, who
'i 4 " s et eut to the grave,
m nic jot yr . ut of his will.
IiWIeal as a. babe my father died,
1 abd mtnyot heo* il, feeble, peaniees,.I
. too fhbv'orkhonue, wobre
S &Her sister, Mrs.
S Mortimer, mas in Usanda at the
I time, and unaware of my existenae.
4Wh its Piee rs nhai to delicataly
, told yon of my chileood is quite
r true. I was taken from the work
s I house to fill a servant's place; but
I. my Employers we're kind. and I wns
allowed to attend qcbool in tbg win
Ripintieswere meil hy ea.
iitfly performed. When Iwas twp
Urireenmy ant etueed ont ta
fudme out. Since tbea .1 haive
been her charge, and the kindest e
'ioav6'w~M larviahe'k upowi nee until,
atzher'destk, 1 "bmsiPk. thq it of1 Ne
nwJAlad, M .Tan 1, I' opp i ,i
you A wit par¶dopin re ta~ip up~
so wuic}Jo1 0 ofr time," snt a
desire;'tfith 1 T se Pkrt, -t kIe
~workhouse girl, I c~a.&u watypi.j&":
~your decision with soudee`th whony ic ec"i. tI l
! fox3a with tbe wiihO&m4A:]rsda.
$ o I , ~th1e ieds1 9.f ~the .
ltºui gnfwoldhec'pr~ '
t'.1e4?WupiaksrUi wvid.rity te ie
4quest eii11arha~n .j,-!ath t"
r ibaie d qi ment~ios~iiig the, Iwn'fl I t
ciibe hia couieiýredel upon me, and jth
liic' § ie tti r ug pride 'id~
her to of #wy life.
e me the pricelues treasure of her~
a 'ue she tol Jae"the stOtY3 irbirhed
te entretaties -AP t~p 4A her aunt. -ot,
Ithat I ýyalued. nj future wiferthe Rl
s es.but thti .understood'"at , Dri
.:even in oit'fbr isy,'thef -are'son'9 c
ligtibbIO eeo b-tu boint" ber '
e l iiorawuawras+:4 h*'~dfiW4Pfi4
rl Lep .ie r~nuhe, pueand't
~l- tr w, e' sh 'ire "tB~ `ýi lb'.It ome
inu which hb' fiotai \t~rb~~ptli ntdi
s~d' &nde caned bpri- Mire Woi~rtbuni
wton sill yon take mJY.sm* to i
n- With att sir' Hof"fends l' Iiet't4o c
}A ýondE'Vti~d4 We' lda.4int' Ehaweným e
de, e#b*dtmp6 of > lVbI .ptkt*
be; warImiest ylois.nuiapss4ý} p , t.i
'Fi1 diiig p bee:nea~r thee o n-.
lte tauip, lie niJ , iia Io ti '1 1,
1aE I~dihA'S iiia P'tiiib tiihe buinleaT' :'ý
3 iý "lnt yWPaBeh, Sb'*dit iitkh
ny1 "ýust I eer 1noresU on R&
yhighly, or f r'i"b~sordt.s I
did wht'bf- lflh ~e i~ianiit- I
.. rugtaut s nstdihw b~i' -vour o 1
a~j '-r~ ftaake~'s. er 'till
I t1 bringyp on p ice, and ,ne wil~ref r
wnd! unbUfld tkefr,bhafr an 4bheir'vwtn
as room befrr r,4ir 8,.'I. deau%'Mutin
for. your tittle se4eDO was aI~gthn
thu success. From the wutr ~l ot hs
vce friendi, ~v!refl tttlier Woftbirlbim
hib Irq~tuabed i'ibe dtiwuifrs 5*ip mud
Va. Mr. SA7Di4)Uf 4votael,' ".1 38511
imagine yrpu placed that~bd . poe
her a higher pedaistal of favor than smterv,
ring in your amiable endeavor to lake
row her dowcn.'
r *A tdiow 'bofigllz tiug
baaans No r iner I the d" boy oii a v
railr~oad "Amt othe'r' da. Yfint be e
tvQ.Jof, the inpd~tU9ed it qut 2,4
1qthlewindow, andte $~aete
f apekýe., c fU~y inpePlt
nettles it; that's the last prix pack-9e
age Iever boy."
'ýe'&Th'Ir fi~ets wetlferi i
Iii apktpt bayts life ode tieaayft*1
Mhn1, aua sog3r1rB sated ith t tisi _
fr, he fniadotitne tenoo vyuIi
ly asleep, aind Jul1ostiota soejty'`
is oft/ii L 1igo r1i th~ai '4 a i
polypus, over wluLI et pp tide Aoiv#li. t
s~A female architect- rwenl5'
flopened an office in Bouhoi i. She is
Sfuil of beautiful plans and designs.
t WU'uba' is to have eighteen
.c memniers of the Spanish Senate.
Lt Gratitude, it is said, -is s keen
ftk'fewar ofb#4* '*sf~blate4n'*Ar
thiitig that 'f' ii1' ik~l !1s
-Men's feelings are I1Tways' purest
rap uwt go vng.ip tºe. h r of
r ni~etingº an 1 "of ?Iarewe Ah
k" r; o M c u n r e a P fl(
se wbuat js'' g out fi@Wcap
%idset m44be'lkst aIDibet~ther
ofI tiewsl 'g a
anisi ,ift dikeýý'butbpaD
*it minds diffrnl ci thae
-,Is nom t awthe s truh. vehim haw
laes an' ,i dtte mill't 1itI' lIsnve
t, id difeetuly ea "O~ie' thA4 e
use comekat th trt.Iv i ie
oa fttti~ tkifttb~e Jas*1 i~iftj ofre
1 Xin a*rsn b ift essN0 Miry
isan -- impfrian is li-e
ui' iit ocetions of ithera so as nt we~
o,9cfýii dý' 4 M Iein fea
efl i Tb Iiib --Itim ;iAum
di"e m~lt~e~41ihi~~ o
W~y i 4NdW6 tboe k ,ag.,-'.fre
of human xxe~utence ýe1lejP cx
teiiSO xOr 1s0 eb 1Ia3 L b4
tgiklo it,.ome a,,r cwcu>;srnc
pai uj1 seensatins. Who~
tions are sasug~neI vnq'apetty
vexations; which anseraiiA)O pur
of di 6 enNy
a t125i Ai ;: ,to L4iaael
F~It " tie rim ipe~uwhich
.ziu e h ehom~mi.smp imi in
- k Oa Mdwgm~urirtbering
tbhe e> ia,*rti. the
ºp131etr1 ad #te~eA wig3b that
ga - g mm , th b~oe M iS& *Ii op.
4ofbin & e3 " M~iwmaiew.lw of
oQaiin ai msuiasqd! *ia~ men
Iis di~erq#,bidithW o.iarobIblJ
helnp .bsb wtei~d need
:ba tbsiI, aad theMa ditDtr h
1IQw .T ~~ ii JII by
Scompulaioq,*but bar nuatlm uMeeesi
ties and aflihations.