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THE INDIANAPOLIS DAILY SENTINEL, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1885.
10 LOVE OR HONEY; OR, A PERILOUS SECRET. nY ciMRLE nr. Ann JüuW of "Put You wolf in His PI itcM cL, itc, etc. CHAiMKUXILCON'TISUKl). Vaslm i i trrribto enemy to mom aftYdlon. Waller ClilfoHl loved hin father ilearlv, et for twenty-four hours he had almo-t forgotten him. Hut tho moment In1 turned Mm IioiWm lieuil to wanl (Mltfil 1 lall, uneaMlne.s.s and some thing very like reinoio' hean to peln ldm. Suppose hin lather had asked for lilni, aul womtered where ho was, and felt Ms c Idmself desei teil ami abandoned In lylnu momenta. Ho umirreil his how to a ftnllop, and won irarhed Clif ford Hall. Ah he was afraid to tfo tralht to his fat her 'h room, ho went at once to old Hukcr, and bald, in an agitated voire; ()uo wind. John Is he alive V Yes, hlr. he is," naM John, gravely. md rather Mernlv. , 'Has he ask'd for ineV j "More tlinn onre or twice, 8lr.M "Walter sunk Into n Hialr. and covered Ids face with his hands. This noftencd the old servant, whoso manner till then had been Millen and grim. "You wed not fret, Mr. Walter," wild lie; Mits all right. In couibu I know hero you have been." , Walter looked up alarmed, f ! mean in a general way," said tho eld man. "You have been acourting of an angel. I know her, sir, ami I hope to bo her servant Homo day; and If you was to marry any but her,Pd leave ser flco altogether, and so would Uhoda Milkm; but, Mr. Walter, sir, there's a time for everything: I hopy you'll for give mo for saying so. However, you uro hero now, and I was wide-awako, and I havu mado it all right, sir." "That's impossible," said Walter. How could you mako it right with my poor dear father, in his last moments lio felt himself neglected." Jhit hedidn't feel himself neglected." "I don't understand you." said Wal ter. "Well, sir," said old Baker, "I'm an aid servant, and I've done my duty to father and son according to my lights; I told him a lie." "Alio, John!" said Walter. A thunderint: lio," said John, rather Aggressively. "I don't know as I ever told a greater lio in all my life. I told him you was gone up to London to fetch a doctor." Walter grasped John Maker's hand. "God bless you, old man," said he. "for taking- that on your conscience! Well, you slia'n't have yourself to reproach for my fault. I know a tlrst-class gout doctor in London; lio has cured it more than once. I'll wire him down this minute; you'll despatch the message, and I'll go to my father." Tho message was sent, and when the Colonel awoke from an uneasy slumber ho saw his son at the foot 01 the bed, gazing niteously at him. "My dear boy," said he, faintly, and held out a wasted hand. Walter was pricked to the heart at this greeting; not a remonstrance at his absence. "I fear you missed ine, father," said he, sadlr. "That" I have," said the old man; "but I dare say vou didn't forget me, though you weren't by my side." The high-minded old soldier said no more, and put no questions, but confi ded in his son's affection, and awaited the result of it. From that hour Wal ter Clifford nursed his father day and night. Dr. Garner arrived next day. He examined the patient, and put a great many questions as to the history and progress oi the disorder up to that date, and inquired in particular what was the length of time the tits . general ly endured. Here he found them all rather hazy. "Ah," said he, "patients are seldom able to assist their medical adviser with precise information on this point, vet it's very important. Well, can you tell me how long this attack has lasted" They told him that within a day or two." "Then now." said he, "the most im- Sortant question of all: What day did le pain leave his extremitiesV" The patient and John Laker had to compare notes to answer this question, and they made it out to be about twenty davs. "Then ho ought to be as dead as a her ring." whispered the doctor. After this ho began to walk the room and meditate, with Lis hands behind him. "Open those top windows," said he. "Xow draw the screen, and give his fungs a chance; no draughts must blow upon him. vou know." Then he drew Walter aside. "Uo you want to know the truth? Well, then, his life hangs on a thread. The gout is creeping; up ward, and will inevitably kill him if wo ean't get it down. Nothing but heroic remedies will do that, and it's three to live against them. What do you savV" I dare not I dare not. Pray put lue question to him" "I will " said the doctor; and accord ingly he did put it to him with a good deal of feeling and gentleness, and the answer rather surprised him. Weak as he was. Colonel Clifford's dull eve Hashed, and he half raised him self on his elbow. "What a question to put to a soldier!" said he. "Why, let us fight, to be sure. I thought it was twentvto one live to three? I have often won the rubber with five to three .against me." MAhl" said Dr. Garner, "these are the Satients that give the doctor a chance." 'hen he turned to Baker. "Have you any good champagne in the house not sweet, and not too dry, and full of fire?" Irroys Carte d'Or," suggested the patient, entering into tho business with a certain feeble alacrity that showed his gout had not always been unconnected -with imprudence in diet. Baker was sent forth e-champange. It was brought and opened, and the pa tient drank some or it fizzing. When lie had drank what he could, his eyes twinkled, and be said: "That's a hair of a dog that has often bjtten me." The wine soon got into his weakened fcead, and he dropped asleep. "Another draught when he wakes. raid the doctor, but from a fresh bot tle." "Well finish Ulis one to tour health junit Dr. (tumor Mavod there i 1 IllRllt, lippping up tho pati(nts MmiHh with vim and hraixlv, and ovrrv hlii, in phort, except medicine; and hi also ad ministered champagne, but ht much longer intervals. At one o'clock tho next da tho pa tlent gave a dismal groan; Wi Iter and the others started up in alarm 'Good!" said the doctor, call ly; "now I'll go to bed. Call mo if th to'rt any fresh symptom." At six o clock old Maker hui t In tho room: "Sir, sir, behave sw eat mo twice, I he Lord be praised!, "Kxcellentl" said the doch r, "Xow in most tell me what disagrees with 1 lifter champagne?" "Whv, Green Chartreure, tofcm sure, said oiu nancr. "Then give him a table-. Habt thn doctor. "Got inn : W:ltirM oonful." lino hot "Which first?" Inquired NakV. "The patient, to bo sure,"ald Dr. limner. Soon after this the doctor Idood by his patient's side, and found I m writh ing, and, to tell the truth, he as using bad language occasionally, tl ough ho evidently tried not to. Dr. (Sanier looked at his v itch. "I think there's time to catch tin evening train." "Why," said Walter, "su ely vou would hot desert us; this Is t io crisis, Is It hot?" J it's something more than that." said the doctor; "tho disease knoslts old place; it has gone back to thejfoot like a shot: and if you can kc n It liiere, tin patient will live, he's not tho Jortof pa tient that strikes hlscolors whjle there's a bastion left to defend." m These words pleased tho 0I4 Colonel so that ho waved a feeble hntid above his head, then groaned most f llsmally, and ground hlsteeth toavoid Irofanlty. The doctor. withcxUlsitegntlcness, drew the clothes off his feet.Jand sent for a lot of dleecy cotton or jfvool, and warned them all not to toticlVtho bed. nor even to approach the lownr part or it, and then ho once more proposed to leave, and gave his reasons. ' "Now, look here, you kno.', I have done my part, and if I give veil special instructions to the nurses, ihjy can do tho rest. I'm rather dear, and why should you waste your mone '" "Pearl" said Walter, warnir; "you're as cheap as dirt, and as good as gold, and tho very sight of you is ;f comfort tons. There's a fast train ii ten; I'll drive you to the station after breakfast myself. Your fees they at nothing tons. We love him, and v 1 are tho happiest houso in Chnstendoi 1; we, that were the saddest." "Well," said tho doctor, "ion north countrymen are hearty peopk. ni stay nil to-morrow morning indeed, I'll stay till the afternoon, for mj London dav will be lost anyway." J He staved accordmclv till three o'clock, left his patient out ot all pres ent danger, and advised Walti especial- ly against allowing colchicui ministrated to him until hi: to be ad- until hirl strength had recovered. "There is no medicinal cun said lie; "pain is a mere svm forgout," torn, and coicnicum sooines inai pain, ot by af fectine the disease, but by sljling tho. action ot me neart. wen, i you sua tho action of that heart theregyou'll kill him as surely as if you stilleijit with a listol bullet. Knockoff his tjtampagne n three or four days, and whjel lumin o the sun as soon as you canwith safe ;v, fill his lungs with oxygen, v and keep all worry and disputes and n.ontal anx iety from him, if you ca. Pont con tradict him for a month to ctne." The Colonel had a terrible bout of it so far as pain was concerned but after about a fortnight the paroxysms inter mitted, the appetite increased. Every body was his nurse; everybody, includ ing "Julia Clifford, humored Mm; Percy Fitzroy was never mentionelfl, and the name of Hartley religiousN avoided. The Colonel had got a frigM. and was more prudent in his diet, ant j always in the open air. . Walter left him only at f dd times, when he could hope to get a iiasty word with Mar and tell her how things were going, and do all that man cr.uld do to keep her heart up, and recojicile her to the present situation. . Hetuniing from his wife oe day, and leaving her depressed by thvir galling situation, though she was neer peevish . but very sad and thoughtful he found his father and Julia Clifford in the library. Julia had been writing letters for him; she cave Walter a deprecatory look: as much as to say, "What lam do ing is by compulsion, andyou won't like it." Colonel Clifford d'fdn't leave the young man in any doubt? about the matter. He said: "Walter, you heard me speak of Hell, the counsff who leads this circuit. I was once so irtunate as to do him a good turn, andie has not forgotten it; he will sleep h?re the day after to-morrow, and he ydl go over that blackguard's lease; hehas beenin plenty of mining cases. I iiave got a sort of half opinion out of Inn already; bethinks it contrary to till equity of contracts that minerals sho jld pass un der a farm lease where tlutturface of the soil is a just equivalent tMheyearly payment; but the old fox v:on't speak positively till he has read ev'iy syllable of tho lease. However, it stf nds to rea son that it's a fraud; it corses from a man who is all fraud; but G.ank God 1 am myself again." L He started up erect as alart. "111 have him off my lands; I'll iCvaghimout of the bowels 01 tho earth, f?im and all his clan." i With this and other thtfats of the same character he marched?; out of the room, striking the tloor haSrd with his stick as he went, and left Jnlia Clifford amazed, and Walter Clifford aghast, at his vindictive f urv. CnArTER m'; THE SERPENT LET li)OSE. Walter Clifford was so distressed at this outburst, and the prospe ct of actual litigation between his fatFaer and his sweetheart's father, that Jlia Clifford pitied him, and, after thinking a little, said she would stop it for fine present. She then sat down, and in fore minutes the docile pen of a female letter-writer produced an ingratiating composition impossible to resist. She aijdogized for her apparent insincerity, u4t woum do candid, and confide the wIkSo truth to Mr. Bell. Then she told hini that Colo nel Clifford "had only just been saved from death by a miracle, aid a relapse was expected in case of anySreat excite ment Of irritation, suchaa doubtful lawsuit with a gentleman She disliked would certainly cause. Te proposed litifiration was. for various ixasons. most in Wio PorvaiitH' hail," nam noi linker. mstressing to his son and successor, Walter Clifford, and would Mr. Hell bo h.) very kind as to put the question oil as long as possible by any means ho thought proper?" Walter was grateful, and said. "What a comfort to have a lady on one s sldel" "1 would rather have a gentleman on mine," said Julia, laughing. Mr. Hell wrote a discreet reply. Ho would wait till the Asslcs-six weeks' delay and then wrote to the Colonel, postponing his visit. Ihls he did, and promised to look up cases meantime. Hut these two allies noioniv hauled their Irascible chief; they also humored him to the full. They never mentioned the natneol jiartIov,nndlhovKept rcrey rit.rov out of rd ght in suite of his re- monstiaiiccs, and, in a word, they mado tho Colonels llle so smooth that ho thought lit) was going to have his own way in everything, and ho Improved In health and spirits; for you know it Is tin old saying, "Always get your own way, and you'll never die in a pet." And then what was still a tottering situation was kept on its legs by the sweet character and gcntlo temper of Mary Hartley. ' Wo havo already mentioned that she was superior to most women in tho habit of close attention to whateversho undertook. This was tho real key to her facility In languages, history, music, drawing, and calisthenics, as her pro fessor called female gymnastics. The flexible creature's limbs were In secret steel. She cofild go thirty feet up a slack rope hand over hand with wonder ful ease and grace, and hang by one hand for ten minutes to kiss the other to her friends. So the very day she was surprised into consent lug to marry Wal ter secretly she sat down to the Mar riage Service and learned it all by heart directly, and understood most ot it. Hv this means she realled that now she had another man to obey as well as her father. So now, when Walter press ed her for secret meetings, she said, submissively, "Oh yes, if you insist. She even remarked that she concluded clandestine meetings were tho natural consequence of a clandestine marriage. She used to meet her husband in tho day when she could, and often for five minutes under the moon. And sho even promised to spend two or three days with him at the lakes if a safe op portunity should occur. Hut for that she stipulated that Mr. Hope must bo absent. Walter asked her why sho was moro afraid of Mr. Hope than of her father. Her eyes seemed to look inward dim ly, and at first sho said she didn't know. Hut after pnnuYring the matter a lit t lo she said, "Hecauso he watches mo more closely than papa, and that is because You won't tell anybody?" "Xo." "Xot a soul, upon your honor?" "Xot a soul, dearest, upon my honor." "Well, then, because ho loves me more." "Oh, come!" said Walter, incredulous ly. Hut Mary would neither resign her opinion nor pursuo a subject which puzzled and grieved her. We have now indicated tho peaceful tenor of things in Derbyshire for a period of some months. We shall havo to show by-and-by that elements of dis cord were accumulating under the sur face; but at present we must leave Der byshire, and deal very brielly with an other tissue of events, beginning years ago, and running to adate three months, at least, ahead of Colonel Clifford's re covery. The reader will havo no reason to regret this apparent interruption. Our tale hitherto has been rather slug gish; but it is in narrativ as it is in na ture, when two streams unite their forces the current becomes broader and sironger. Leonard Monckton was sent toPenton ville, and after some years transferred to Portland. In both places he played the game of an old hand; always kept his temper and carnied everybody, es- ?ecially the chaplain and the turnkeys, 'hese last ho treated as his only mas ters; and if they gave him short weight in bread or meat, catch him making matters worse by appealing to the gov ernor! Toward the end ot this time at Pentonville he had some thought of suicide, but his spirits revived at Port land, where he was cheered by the con versation of other villains. Their name was legion; but as he never met one of them again, except Ben Burnley, all those miscreants are happily irrelevant. And the reader need not fear an intro duction to them, unless he should Hnd himself garroted in some dark street or suburb, or his home rilled some dark and windy night. As for Ben Burnley, he was from the North country, im prisoned for conspiracy and manslaugh tef in an attack upon non-union miners. Toward the end of his time he made an attack upon a warder, and got fiveyears 111U1U. JLlieil AUUlItrvlUll CVl lie? was a fool, and explained to him his own plan of conduct, and bade him observe how popular he was with the warders, and reaped all the favor they dared to show him. "He treated me like a dog" said the man, sullenly. "I saw it ""said Leonard. "And if I had been you I would have said noth ing, but waited till mv time was out. and then watched for him till he got his day out, ami settled his hash. That is the way for your sort. As for me, kill ing is a poor revenge; it is too soon over. Do you think I don't mean to be revenged oh that skunk Bartley, and above all on that scoundrel Hope, who planted the swag in my pockets, and let me into this hole for fourteen years?" Then, with all his self-command, he burst into a torrent of curses, and his pale face was ghastly with hate, and his eyes glared with demoniac fire, for hell ragea in his heart. Just then a warder approached, and to Burnley's surprise, who did not see him coming, Monckton said, gently; "And therefore, my poor fellow, do just con sider that you have broken the law, and the warders are only doing their duty and earning their bread, and if you wee a warder to-morrow, you'd have to do just what they do." V "Ay," said the warder, in passing, "you may lecture the bloke, but you will not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." That was true, hut nevertheless the smooth villain Monckton obtained a great ascendency over this rough, shock headed ruffian Humley, and he got into no more scrapes. He finished nis two sentences, and left before Monckton. This precious pair revealed to each other certain passages in their beauti ful lives. Monckton's were only half- confidences, but Burnley told Monckton he had been concerned with others in a burglary at Stockton, and also in the death of an overseer in amine in Walea. anu gave tue particulars with a sort or quaking gusto, and washing his hands nervously in tho tainted air all tho time. To be sure the overseer had earned his fate; he had himself been guilty of a crime he had been true to his employ er. The grateful Burnley left Portland at last, and promised faithfully to send word to a certain friend of Monckton's, In London, w here he was, and what ho was doing. Meantime he begged his way northward from Portland, for tho southern provinces were a dead letter to him. Monckton's wife wrote to him as oft en as the rules of the iall permitted, and her letters were full of affection, and of hope, that their heparatlon would bo shortened. Sho went into all thede tails of her life, and it was now a credi table one. Young women are educated practically In (Jennany; and Lucy was not only a good scholar, and almost a linguist, but excellent at all needle work, and, better still, could cut drosses and other garments in Hiebest pos sible stylo. After 0110 or two inferior places, she got a situation with an Eng lish countess; and from that tlmosho was passed as atreasure from one mem ber of the aristocracy to another, and received high ntlpotiuM, and presents of at least equal value. Being a Herman, sho put by money, and let her husband know It. But In tho seventh year of her enforced widowhood her letters be gan to undergo subtle changes, one aft er another. First there were 11 1 1 lo exhibitions of impatience. Then there were signs of languor and a diminution of gush. Then there were stronger protesta tions of affection than ever. Then there were mixed with theso protestations queries whether tho truest affection was not that which provided for tho Interests of the beloved person. Then in tho eighth year of Monck ton's imprisonment she added to re marks of the above kind certain confes sions that she was worn out with anx ieties, and felt her lonely condition; that youth and beauty did not last forever: that sho had let slip opportunities of doing herself substantial service, and him too, if he could look at things as coolly now as he used to; and sho began to think she had done wrong. Tili line once adopted was never given up, though it was accompanied once or twice with passionate expres sions of regret at the vanity of long cherished hopes. Then came a letter or two more in which the fair writer described herself as torn this way and that way, and not knowing what to do for the best, and inveighed against Fate. Then camo a long silence. Then came a short letter imploring him. if he loved her as she loved him, to try and forget her, except as one who would always watch over his interests, and weep for him in secret. "Crocodile!" said Monckton, with a cold sneer. All this showed him it was his inter est not to lose his hold on her. So he always wrote to her in a beautiful strain of faith, affection, and constancy. But this part ot the comedy was cut short by the lady discontinuing tho cor respondence and concealing her address for years. "Ahl" said Monckton, "she wants to cure me. That cock won't fight, my beauty.", . A month before he waslet loose upon society, camo a surprise a letter from his wife, directing him to call at the otlice of a certain solicitor in Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street, when he would re ceive o0 upon his personal receipt, and a similar sum from time to time, pro vided he made no attempt to discover her, or in any way disturbherlife. "Oh, Leonard," said she, "you ruined me once. Pray do not destroy me again. You may be sure I am not happy; but I am in peace and comfort, and I am old enough to know their value. Dear Leon ard, 1 offer them both to you. Pray, pray do not despise them, and, what ever you do, do not offend against the law again. You see how strong it is." Monckton read this with calm indif ference. He did not expect a woman to give him a pension unconditionally, or without some little twaddle by way of drawback. He called on the lawyer, and sent in his name. He was received by the lawyer in person, and eyed very keenly, "f am directed to call here for 50. sir," said he. "Yes, Mr. Monckton. I believe the payment is conditional." Xo, sir; not the first 50. It is the The lawyer perused it, and said: "You are right, sir. The 50 shall be paid to you immediately; but we must, request vou to consider that our client is your friend, and acts by our advice, and that it will not either be graceful or delicate to interpret her conduct to her dis credit." "Mv crood sir.w said Monckton. with one of his cynical sneers, "every time vour client ravs mejCoO. nut on the re ceipt that black is white in matters of conjugal morality, ana iu sin uio whole acknowledgment." Findmz he had such a serpent to deal with, the lawyer cut the dialogue short, and nam the money. However, as Monckton was leaving, he said: "You ran writft to ns when von want anv more, would it be disereet of me to ask where we can address your" "Why not?" said Monckton. "I have nothing to conceal. However, all I can tell you at present is that I am going to Hull to try and find a couple of rogues." To Hull he went, breathing avarice and vengeance. This dangerous villain was quiie master of Bartley 's secret, and Hope's. To be sure, when Hope first discovered him in Bartley ?s office, he was puzzled at the sudden interfer ence of that stranger. He had only seen Hone's back until this, and, moreover, Hope had been shabbily dressed in black cloth hard worn, whereas he was in a new suit of tweed when he exposed Monckton's villainy. But this was ex plained at the trial, and Monckton in structed his attorney to cross-examine Hope about his own great fraud; but counsel refused to do so, either because he disbelieved his client, or thought such a cross-examination would be stop ped, or set the court still more against his client. Monckton raged at this, and, of course, said he had been bought by the other side. But now he was delighted that his enemies' secret had never been inquired into, and that 'he could faU on them Doth liKe a thunderbolt. He was at Hull next day, and rambled about the old shop, and looked in at the windows. All new facesand on the door-plate, "Atkinson & Co." Then he went in. and asked for Mr. future payments that are to depend up on my conniving at my wife's infidelity;" and with that he handed him the letter. j (art lev. iSamo not known. "Whv. he used to bo here. I was In his employ." JSo; nobody Knew ir. isartiey. Could ho see Mr. Atkinson? Certainly. Mr. Atkinson would bo there at two o'clock. Monckton. after some preamble, ask ed whether ho had not succeeded In this business to Mr. Hubert Hartley. 2so. lie had nought the business from Mrs. Duplex, awidow residing in this town, ami he happened to know that her husband had taken It from Whitaker. a merchant at Boston.' "Is he alive, sir?" "I believe so, and very well known." Monekion went off to Whitaker. and learned from lilin that he had bought thuhuslnc.-rt from Hartley, but It was many years ago, and he had neverheard 1 ol the purchaser since that day. Monckton returned to London hauled. What was ho to do? (ioto a secret-Inquiry olllec? Advertise that If Mr. Hoben Bartley, late of Mull, would write to a certain agent, ho would hear of something to his advantage? Hedld not much lancy either of these plans. 110 wanted M pounce on Hartley, or Hope, or both. H 'I .... 1 1 41 !.. ..1 1 got lots of money now, or ho would not I neu ne milieu unn; iaiiiev nun tvo given un bus mess. Ten to one ho lives hi London, or visits it. I will trv the Hark." Well, ho did trv the Park, both at tho riding hour and the driving hour. Ho saw no Hartley at either time. jjui 0110 day tu the i.ady s .Mile, as 110 listlessly watched the carriages delilo slowly past him, with every now and then a jam, there crawled past him a smart victoria, and in it jibeautiful wo man with glorious dark eyes, and a love ly little boy, the very Imago of her. It was his wile and her sou. Monckton started, but tho lady gavo no sign of recognition. She bowed, but it was to a gentleman at Monckton's Hide, who had raised his hat to her with marked respect. " hat a beautiful crcehaarl" said a little swell to the gentleman in ques tion. "Yon know her?" "Very slightly." "Who is she? A duchess?" "No: a stock-broker's wife. Mrs. Bra- ham. Why, sho is a known beauty." That was enough for Monckton. Ho hung back a little,and followed the car riage, lie calculated that if it left tho Burlr nt livid PnrL ,n1w ir tm Mir. A K.J. ... .1 MtV A III IV VVI IV., 14 i IIVJ .llll blo Arch, no could take a hansoih and lollow it. When tho victoria cot clear of tho corner, Mrs. Braham leaned forward a moment and whispered a word to her coachman. Instantly the carriage dash ed at tho Chesterfield Gate and into Mayfair at such a swift trot that there was no time to get a cab and keep it in sight. Monckton lighted a cigarette. "Clever girll" said he, satirically. "Sho knew 1 . 1 i me. anu never wiukou. The next day ho went to the lawyer and said, "I havo a littlo favor to ask you, sir." The lawyer was on his guard directly. but said nothing. An interview In this office with Mrs. Braham." The lawyer winced, but went on his guard again directly. -Client or ours?" "Yes, sir." "ltrnhnm? BrnhomV cn?d i holnxvvor affecting to search the deep caverns or professional memorv. upi ! 1 1 ! e . m oiocK-uroKer s wiie. "Where do they live?" "What! don't vou know? Place of business Thread-needle Street. Place of biqamy Fortman Square." ' I have no authority to grant a per sonal interview with any such person." But you have no power to hinder one, and it is to her interest the meet ing should take place here, and the stock-broker be out of it." The lawyer rellected. "Will you promise mo it shall be a friendlv interview? You will never go 10 nor nusuandr "Her stock-broker you mean. Not I. If she comes to me here when I want her." "Will that be often?" "I think not. I have a better card to play than Mrs. Braham. I only want her to help me to lind certain people. Shall we say twelve o'clock to-morrow ?" TO BE CONTINUED IN &UXDA Y SEXT1SEL " VENTUL," (THE WIND.) IFrom the Roumanian. A icercile33 y 011115 rascal is tha Wind. His chief delikat Is to worry ships a4 sea with surags storms by day and nicht. Like a d eg -wolf Lurrying sheep, he chases CiOud and scatters showers Lays the stately oak tress low. aal snaps ti:o sterns of fragile uowers. A brand Le whirls aloft and drops among thi farmer's gsar. Chuckling to sea the Üaaios consuma the pro duce of a year: Then gwc pi dowi on a group of girls de- ranzesall tueir dre-s3 Tears o.T tbeir silken 'kerchief s, and their snowy necks caresses. In aU four quarters of the globe he blusters an 1 he raves, Upsetting, paan-like, the crosses fet o'er Curistiati grave; Pursued by curves of the dead, through brake and bu-b be tries To dash aU reckle-s of the thorns that tear him as ho flie His abode is in the forest. There arrived, his mother dear Bathe3 his hurts in mi'k, and chides him. theJdinj many a l Itter tear. "Weep no more, my mammy s weet,w he crie;, "I know that I have sinned But when I kis? tbeir pretty eye the girls all love the wind!" Incidents or House-Cleaning. IHartford Post The MoGushes are getting oa famously with their house-cleaning. The moquets and the Axminst.rs bav3 all been whackdd and flammed until tha dut ha returned to dust, and the furniture has aU been mis placed in gorgeous array. 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