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The Clarion: Wednesday, March 28, 1883.
The Clarion. that she should "nit to hii into hi dispatch d out SOI.ITl'DK. Lan.-ii. ntl the world laughs with you; We-o, and yon weep "lone. Tor the Mil old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of iU own. Bine and the hill will answer ; Sigh, it ia lott on the air. The e.hoes bound to a joyful soaiel, But shrink from voicing car. Rejoice, and men will seek you: C.r.ive, and they will turn and go Tfcev want full, measure of all your plessure. But ther do not need your woe. Be (14, and your friend arc many ; n.. ui nnd vru lose them all. Tnr r- none to decline your ncctared wine . But alone you must dt ink life's gall. Feast, and your halls are crowded. Fast, and" the world MM by. Succeed and give, nd it helps you lire, But no man can help you die. There ia room in the halls of pleasure fot a large and lordly train, But one 1-y one we must all file on Through the narrow aisles of pain. 'You will the engraving hack not forget my face, she said, with a sin- book, t nd again the subject pause pillar intonation, ami it 1 am not misin 01 nm tiunu. i ... ... vi,r i-.!...it vnu ran make! ''Two or three week passed I luiu4iiw. jvi i ---- - i : v..l.Jl.;,, ,.f tno nnw .it I M inollll'llt Pllll lSltlhtr lltl'lllier iriCIJO III 101 ", 1 A "Mr Heaphey, of course, advanced w greet them, and fell into conversation . 7 II. ...... n .tri.. .iir- uitri tlm htnTf'S. lit "aa ' ' " 1 in i tat nailrl I ,.-! . lint sUlTtM' ularlv, to find f. maIi flfiv offer to 1 ...lv IIUIVHVI " - . it NWM ui n in; " i." u is w o . . -f which vou could paint some such a pic- I think, near the IerDyanire line -r. ture as" 1 wish.' Mr. Heaphev thanked j Heaphey found himself seated at dinner her for her good opinion, but again ex- next to a gentleman of an old family cuscd himself. Nothing would do, how-1 and of a good estate, in Derbyshire, who ever, and the lady carried her point so ; had entered into correspondence with C .1.... W - 1 I . . l .1 ,l I 1 twt AMI 1,1 l.ur.llv ! hi before with an eye to ir mat psi. j v-""" I ! j i r v... whw ....id .-crtii iii v iiMitist his own i inducing him to come wma mvo , will and judgment consente'l to uniier A STRANGE STORY. The following story Charles Dickens declared to be tho most wonderful tale of which lie had ever heard. The great novelist left among bis papers his own version which has been published In London. The following narrative is by a ci'iitleinan. now living in .New tor who knew Mr. Heaphey and his family well : "Mr. Thomas Heaphey was a distin guished and very accomplished man, an artist by inheritance as well a by train ing, lfc was one of the best of the many water-color painters to whom England owes her pre-eminence in that department of art, and was for some lime President of the Royal Society of Water-Color Painters, as I think his father, who died nearly fifty years ago, had been before him. It was from his sister, whom I know very well ami of Whose death lit an advanced age I have jttSt received the news, that I heard the story originally. This lady, Mrs. Elisa beth Murray, was well known in New York some "years ago. She resided here for some time, her husband, Henry John Murray, being then British Consul at Portland, Maine. He was afterward transferred to a post in South America. He was a brother, by the way, of Green ville Murray, of whom you must have hfsrd, and who died only a year or two ago. after a strange and troubled ca reer as a diplomatist first ami then as a journalist of rare vigor and original ity. "Mrs. Murray was a woman of con iderable ability and a very clever ar tist. She wrote an entertaining and valuable book on the Canary islands, where her husband was Consul for a number of years. Here is the book, which, as vou see. is illustrated with en- avings from drawings made by Mrs, lurrav hersell. rnc gave lessons in water-color paintings in this city during one winter at the request of a number of ladies of her acquaintance, and yon der on the walls hangs a pro trait painted by her in this very romn in which you now sit. "The strangest feature of the strange story I am now about to tell you, is the combination in it of unearthly ami im probable with ordinary and every day incidents. The seen and the unseen world if indeed there be ft world un seenare mingled and almost confound ed in it, so that the action of tho. story passes from one world into the other and hack again, as a man walks out of one room into the next. Mrs. Murray tinnly believed in the truth of the narrative as she gave it to me. 1 have heard it since more than once related with variations, none of them affecting, however, the substantial framework of the tale, by persons of character and consideration in England, whose belief in it was as positive as hers. Thomas Heaphey hini self was not only a man of genius, but a man of character. . The material evi dences of tin winch had think, exist. In short, it is a most mi accountable business from the bojrlnnio to the end, and I am very glad to have an opportunity now of putting on record my recollections of it, that I may com pare them with Mr. Dickon's version when 1 receive it. day, take the commission. " 'It will be necessary for me,' he said, 'to find some time during the autumn when I can give you your sittings, and if you will oblige me with your name and address 1 will see what I can do and let vou know.' " 'That is hardly necessary,' said the lady ;T will be here at the time you may appoint.' "Mr. Heaphey looked at her with as tonishment Mid said : " 'Hut I don't tee how you can be here unless I let you know when that lime will be." , , " 'I shall have nodithcultyahouitiiai, said the Isdy, almost' petulently. 'In the mean time I will see that you have M engaving of a face which I am told strongly resembles my own so strongly that it has sometimes been mis taken lot I portrait of me. This will serve to keep me in your mind she said smiling;" 'and, by the way, I wish you ,1 irv ! nnike a sketch o ine now. uzzled by the lady's manner as I Mr. Heftf much as by her words, he quietly said: " 'Oh, excuse me, I must get my ad dress bunk and we shall arrange matters,' and With this he turned his hack for a moment, to the lady, and going to adesk, opened it to take out the book of which he spoke. When he turned again with tha Lw.lr in his hand, to his profound astonishment, the lady had vanished! The door of the. studio was shut as it had been during tho whole interview, u was a heavy dour ami closed with a strong spring lock. It seemed to Mr. Heaphey hardly possible that it could have been opened and shut unheard by him; blithe instantly ran to it, opened it, and looked down the broad flight of stairs into the stn et, so rapidly that it seemed scarcely imaginable a lady could lii.v.. ir,,t out of the house before he was on the stairway. No trace of her, how ever, could be seen. He ran hastily shire and paint a rtrait there ot an invalid child of his to whom he was very much attached and who could not eon viently be carried up to London. Find ing Mr. Heaphey, near his residence this gentleman entreated him to come over at the end of his Yorkshire visit, pass two or three davs with him and paint liw uurtrait. for Mr. Heaphey to do this, but such was the urgency of the Derbyshire man that he finally gave way, to the great delight of the latter. "'1 shall be going home myself in a day or two," said the Derbyshire man, Who was visiting a neighbor of Mr. Heaphey's host in Yorkshire, 'and I will have everything ready for you. You will take the train at such a station, I (naming it,) 'change carriages at such a junction and in twenty minutes alter I that vou will find yourself at a little I way-station, where my carriage will he i in waiting for you and bring you to my home.' "It was a gray, rainy morning when ey took the tram to makhis trip into Derbyshire, a reaay guara found an empty first class carriage for him, put his shawls and bags into it and closed the door. Putting on his travel- taking out a novel from his . S iMI . .1 ' present him to the lady, wno sun ! in no wav recognizing their presence, i by the fireside. The host invited Mr. Heaphey to give his arm to the hostess, ' and thev passed into the dining-room. I "'You see, said the hosteis, as use i took their seats at the table, 'we have no one here ami it is very kind oi you w come and give us your company, and to do us this favor, when we really have no return to make you in the way of enter tainment. . . ., . , "As the lady at the fireside, had en tered the room" with them ami was at that moment sitting uirecuy remarks seemeu nil an i iKinfc i , -a . I -a . if I. ..II t ini It was not very convenient mv U.. offiierod . ri i in tn i wr i - x rati nai . ! however, not to perceive anyining I stransre in this conversation and dinner i . . - l . J ,,,t-;,.,, went on, the mysienoun iauj tn.-B part whatever in the talking, and, so far as Mr. Heaphey could see, being in no way recognized by the bust, the host ess or the servants who waited at the table. . , . ,. , 'A smay be imagined, tins ma noi tend to enhance Mr. Heaphey's comfort at dinner. It was impossible for him to ..tl.ule t,, nerson who seemed to exist only in his own perceptions, and yet who manifested in the expression of her countenance no sort of consciousness of (bis extraordinary neglect. When they retired to the drawing-room after din ner, one or two persons coming in from the neighborhood, conversation oecame lady moved fined to his room with an illness, ana that his father insisted on Mn Heaphey's leaving the inn and coming to pass Min dav iu Litchfield at their house. Mr. Heaphey, overwhelmed with this civili tv, could not help expressing his sur prise and asking the young man bow in the world his father came to know of his entirely accidental visit to Litch field. .. . ,. x. " 'That I can't tell you, sam me young man, 'but he has been expecting you all day, aud has several times asked ine this afternoon whether the train had yet got in.' . Well thU r.nssea all comprehension said Mr. 'Heaofiev. 'And I should be very glad to find out how it came to puss.' He endeavored, however, to ex cuse himself for accepting the hospital .k,,. ntioTneetedlv nrotfered him, but ;,. vain The vounsr man insisted that he eould not think of such a thing as go ing back without Mr. Heaphey, and after a little the artist yielded. His port manteau and dispatch box were brought down, put into a neat little private car-riao-e, which stood at the inn door, and Mr? Heaphev drove to the house of his acquaintance. " T will go up stairs,' said tho young man, 'and let my father know you are here. He is so anxious to see you, and has been so nervous and restless of late that I ought to see him for a few min utes before vou go up,' and with this he led Mr. Heaphey into the drawing-room, where he presented him to a young lady dressed in mourning as a sister. This young-luv greeted Mr. Heaphey very cordially, and appeared to have Been on te as we I aware as ner iainer oi ms MEDICAL: rim Received. j'JkaE .Sia, I'leaae allow rue the prlrile, tin my tBatiiiioiiyVegardii,;; Wo.ra, ratlve propeniea of your iiivn.uao.e weuleia, jut'a juirly. During t'ue it x ur ars I have lea a great sullertr from Ki.UWJ . . . and .luring a grc.it part of tl:B tUua Zj a.l ayVaa ictciiacai to be hxUaerik, .!. ualy tiKWo who liava suttVrtd by ujg pmJ disease know of the aafc) baoUace Mifs of a.l kia.la, sccoiiiptuaeil bygrctwe :.? aiij UCT70U3 prostration, loss of force aud uubition vh'.cli iurariablj attend it. I baj '..eu trouble lateuaUad, and wai in such a bad :.J:;i .n that I could not gut up out of toy chair :xcupt by putting my baud on my kneea, tad i iiiost rowing out before I couM straighten up, 1 tried tl.e best doctors, uud many kind of modi line, but a!! faded to help me, and I experiment ;d so I0113 eiui.ortn-!5 to get enred that last ipriug I vaa in very poor shape, and in seeking or relief ..ij attention wis directed by a friend s i tH s remarkable cures of Kidney diseases, etc, ffhiiSh were being accomplished by Hunt's Item i v...s induced to try It, and begun to take ::i..i very soou "limbers! up" as it were; arv severe backache, ami tee intense pains 1 had I'ifferoil so long speedily disappeared, notwita. .tamli'.'SI 1 h id beea bothered with this con;ji.iint Whirl Kntaid ! iavi b.' 1 ri'l ..... . -1 . 1 1 genera . . , ":t jrjLT i.l..l,.M ,! nuite as much tinuiu ia. j,iivi...t.-i 1 i , down and questioned tho porter who happened to be standing near the win dow, which commanded a complete view of the stairway and the en! ranee tn the building. His amazement was heigh tened when lie found that the porter not only protested that he had not seen the Indy eo out. hut declared that 80 far lie knew, 110 lady had entered the nulla iug for more than an hour before. The man looked at Mr. Heaphey as he told him this with 11 curious expression which sititied Mr. Heaphey that he would not improve ills reputation mid soher person by pressim . 1 . -., , it turns anv I url tier on tne porter, ne went 11 i stairs again and set about tl.o occupation in which he had been inter rupted by his extraordinary visitor. It was impossible for him, however, to shake on mi unusual and uncomforta ble feeling for which he could not ac count, but which finally became so strong that he closed his desk and left tlm buildingfor the night. His arrange ments to leave town being completed, the next morning he went back to the studio to see that everything was put in proper order for the vacation, and to give some final directions. On his desk lav. with a number of letters from the mail, a small roll of papers addressed to him by name, but bearing no post-mark or any sign of having passed through the mail. He took this roll of paper up carelessly, opened it, and, to his un- I I If ... I I -A IV .1 1 If SpeaKaoie asiouisnmeiu, louini iiimsen confronted with an engraved portrait of a lady lieariuir a most marvelous resem blance in the form of the head, manner of wearing tho hair, and the features to his mysterious visitor ol tlie previous ever big. This engraving on examina tion he found had been taken out of one of the handsome annuals which had been in vogue many years before 1 think from one of Heath's 'Books of Beauty.' li was a portrait of a young lady of rank. ce'.etirateu lor her lieautv, tlie daughter of an English carl, who many years be fore the time of which 1 am now speak ing, had been married to a Hungarian nobleman of great wealth and of a his toric name. It was quite Impossible to suppose any connection between the original of this portrait and Mr. Hea phey's strange visitor beyond the for tuitous resemblance which impressed him so strongly. Calling up the porter, Mr. Heaphey asked him by whom this roll of paper had been left? The porter tooiv it, examined it, turned it over and then said : "'1 have 110 idea. I never saw it be fore.' " 'Did you not bring it with tho last mailt' said Mr. Heaphey, ' "No sir,' said the porter, 'it did not come with the lait mail.' "Now, there was no letter-slit in the dour of the studio. The studio itself had been locked and the key in the por ter's possesion during the whole night and morning. The 111:111 protested solemnly that lie had only come into the room to bring up the mail, that tho roll of paper was not carried up by him, and that to the best of his recollection. though upon this point he could not be positive, no such roll of paper had been on the desk when bo left the letters there. Mr. Heaphey Anally took the, paper aw ay with him and put it int o his dispatch box, marveling not a little in his mind as to the meaning of these in explicable performances, Gradually, however, the whole matter passed out of bis mind, until some weeks afterwards while staying with a friend in one of the midland counties, he took the engraving up and he could not exactly say why felt suddenly moved to make U sketch I from memory of the lady whose face it recalled to him so vividly. He prepared his materials, went to work, found the picture growing rapidly and satisfactori ly under his baud, and grew so inter ested in the occupation that before ho laid his brushes down he had made what aeemed to himself n very good and strik ing sketch which might well serve as the basis for a finished portrait. Other mat ters coming up ho put this sketch with j;r:i Mu as ; hi sane aues ixtraordinary experience occurred to him, still, I diort, long .summer "Near the end of a toward the close ot it London season, Mr. Heaphev was alone in his studio in London. 1 his studio was Mtuatod, I think, somewhere in the neighborhood of Luigham place .but that is immate rial. It was a large apartment of two or three pieces, in one of Which a number of portraits und pictures were hung upon the walls, with the usual brie-a-btau of an artist's reception room. This room was entered directly from a landing-place at the head of a broad (light of stairs leading down into the street and pat a small porter's room, for the studio was in a public building occupied by a number of persons. Cloning into the reception room from a smaller cabinet, in wliieh be was putting away some pa pers, Mr. Heaphey was startled to see a lady quite unknown to him, young, of good ugure and carriage, dressed quiet IV, in perfect taste and in the fashion, who was walking around the room and inspecting the pictures. Mr. Heaphey' approached and saluted her, observing as he did so that while she was unques tionably line looking, her countenance was unusually pale, and that her eyes, which she fixed upon hint as he spoke to her, bad a singular, ami, as lie after wards described it, almost 'uncanny' ex pression. She made 110 explanation whatever of her presence, but at once asked him whether he could paint im mediately a portrait of her for a dear friend to whom she wished to sand it as soon as possible. Mr. Heaphy replied that he would be happy to do so if it were in bis power, but that he was on the point of leaving London for a round of visits iu tho country; that he had many professional engagements which would probably occupy him during the remain der of tho year, and that he could not at all see his way clear to doing what she was so good as to ask him to do. The lady treated these objections with polite indifference and persisted, saying it would not be necessary for Mr. Heaphey 1111? can am traveling bag, Mr. Heaphey settled him self back into a corner ot the carriage fur a comfortable, quiet hour in the train. Long before the mishaps of Col. Valentine Baker startled and scandalized the world, the unprotected female had made herself a terror to sedate and soli tary male travelers on the English rail ways. Great, therefore, was the disgust of Mr. Heaphey wdien, just before the train was to start, another guard came up, opened the carriage door and handed in a lady, with the usual paraphernalia of umbrellas, bags and shawls. The train moved off, and Mr. Heaphey, after a while, glancing around Irom his corner, became aware that this lady was looking at him lixedlv through a brown veil which obscured and blurred the out lines of her countenance. It is unpleas ant to lie fixed in this wav from behind it veil, and Mr. Heaphey felt unusually and unaccountably restless under the al letioti. His uneasiness was soon re moved, however, only to be converted into consternation, for tiie lady, throw ing her veil aside, revealed to him the face of his mysterious visitant of the summer. She seemed not in the least surprised at finding him in tlie carriage, but very quietly was going to sin residence of the t about from point to point, once or speaking with Mr. Heaphey, but never, interested as her brother in securing his so far as he could see, exchanging a word presence in their house, with any other person present. By the '"My father,' said the young lady, , . , Lij . uu Mr W.n bon nor to see vou here for time mat lie reuieu to m,i I.,., 1, 1. . 1 o 1.1 i . Heaphey was profoundly upset by this months; but it was only to-day that he most unaccountable of "all the exper- felt sure of your coming ienccs through which he had yet passed " 'Yes,' said Mr. Heaphey. And how ,t 1 ... ,r I 111 connection wiiii ms uijhchum hh of the summer. Determined, it ne eould. to satisfy himself whether he was or was not the victim of an hallueina- young woman 1 began to take Hunt's Seined I traa abiy run down In my general lma.th, ar4 1 also from loss of appetite, liver since i ?i) ti'.kin the ltenioily, however, mj jra. nut has been most marked ; my forn:?r .11 ts, aciioa, pains, etc., have disappeared j;v ''eel like my former self, hale, hearty ijil ir, health. 1 shall always keen Huiit'i h me, and would most earnestly reo- iinmend all those who r.rn suii'arers irom Ki taey ..- Liver diseases, or diseases of the bladder ot Crlaary Organs to uso Uunt's Remedy, aud take 10 other. yours vary truly, HENRf M fiHn,nnC lo. 80 Westminster St., Providence. It. !. ;.l sou BraatfS in the worhH did be feel sure of my com- iao- tn-diivV' . , . " 'Thut T can't tell vou, said the for I don't know, but I th liic a . . 1 lilt . tion, he made some excuse ior speaKiug suppose n is i"- to the footman, who was arranging his you. TT 1 lathes before leaviiur him for the night, '"Heard irom me r saiu nr. xieaim . . I,-.- . 1 1 I l ., ,1 . -v about the ladv who hud dined there. 'My dear young muy, 1 nave iiu The footman looked at him unintelli- communication with your father tor i ..f i .,,,.1 then u.- tl, m enrioiis. vears. i am sorry to say inai 1 umii 1 almost 'quizzical expression, assured Mr. even remember that he was living here Heaphev that lie had not .tne leasi men m imcnm-m. .1 . , . 1 .J!.Ji ieTl !,,,!,r 1,,,,1-f.il nt him ill what he was speaking 01, as ne uiun 1 xne jimug muj " nnw l.i.l v wm at n vimr in the credulousl V and said : hmiA and as one or two ladies who had '"How can tins ne, wnen you , 1 ,l. UJ .i.:.. u. e;i e; (i irin'r t ne eveiniii: n;iu uu.cn home to their residences, beeing that have i , i . i , . e i nil wnetner ne i a place (naming the sntleman whom be wa? he was to get no light from this quarter Air. Heaphey was silent, remained in the bouse two or three davs, finished the rifkrtrait which he had undertaken to paint in water colors, and left. "From time to time all the circum stances of this stransre acquaintance would recur to him. but he never cared to ilwell noon them in his own mind. Still een painting my sister's portrait'?' "'Painting your sister's portrait?' said " 1 1 ton icxieon of youth, etc., there is no such or l as Rail." That " lexicon" ia now found in lie laboratory of Hunt's Kemedy. it knows us neb word as Fail. Prav. what is vour sis- ?' said the lady, repea in about to visit.) and expressed her faction at meeting hhn as composedly a-s if they wereo dinnry acquaintances who had parted under ordinary circum stances a week or so before. This cool demeanor aided Mr. Heaphey in regain ing his composure, and he met her in the same spirit as manfully as he could. "'You have made a sketch of me, have satis you not, aenty. , " '(rood heavens, know that?' Deigning no rep Mr. Heaphey?' she said sud- ! but how did vou lid he dream ot them to anv one else. card them as purely a own imagination, for ateti v, she went on : Why didn't vou finish it ? You hail nothing to do next day at such a place,' naming the countryseat at which he had really made the sketch. "Mr. Heaphev rftammered out some excuse, which was cut short bv her ask ing him whether the engraving had not helned him, as she told him it would. " Verv much.' he said: 'but but I never knew how vou sent that to me.' "'No. 1 suppose not,' she said; and changing the subject began to speak o some Hook winch sue nent in ner iiano. "The conversation went on until th train reached the point nt which Mr. Heaphey was to leave it. The lady ap parently meant to continue her journey in the direction ot London, for she niadi no etlort to get out, oade Jir. neapue; good morning very composedly, and a lie irot, out of the carriage said to him: t "'Mow, you will go on with the sketch? and 1 will "try and let you see me again. I am very anxious it should be done.' "Without quite owning it to himself Mr. Heaphey was greatly pleased to find himself In a different direction, for it was impossible to resist a singular and uncomfortable impression thai he was dealing with a profoundly mysterious, it not with an unearthly personage, and yet, with the every day carriage and de meanor of the lady and of nil the exter nal circumstances of the affair, it ap peared to Mr. Heaphey quite absurd to indulge the impressions. He found his host's carriage in waiting for him, and was driven to the house and ushered to his room in time to dress for dinner. "The house was a large, ancient, handsome country gentleman's home in no wise baronial, but dating back two or three centuries with broad passages and stairways, dark, rich wainscot inzs of carved wood; old family pictures, tapes try hangings, and all the details which go to make up one of the thousand and one stately homes oi r.ngiaiid through out that pleasant land. Mr. Heaphey found himself alone when he entered the ?;reat drawing room, lie walked about, ooking at the pictures upon the walls, and so passed into a second smaller drawing room, whither he was attracted by the sound of the crackling wood lire. There a staggering blow awaited him. Standing before a tall, ancient mantel, with one foot upon the heavy brass fen der, in the light of a great wood lire which sparkled and named in lite deep chininev place, stood ins leiiow traveler of the morning. She nodded to him politely, and with perfect unconcern. Ho approached and spoke with her. ex pressing his surprise at finding her under the name roof with himself. " 'How did you come?' he said. 'I thought mine was the only train which could reach here to-day?' " 'I came by a way of my own,' she replied, and went on tn a light, ordinary conversation until the host nnd hostess appeared from the larger drawing room. communicating He eould not delusion of his there in his di x was the engraving trom Heath s 'Hook or lieautv; there was the half-finished sketch ot a face which had imprinted itself with an almost ter rible distineiaess upon his memory ; and vet he feit that to hint atnnv ot the cir cumstances ot Ins unparalleled adveu- li i in in the minds of uspicions winch, nut are tpt tures would ex evid very there before to entertain other people to tor thasTnateriai him, he would l himself. So the time passed on. Once or twice, taking tne sketch up, Mr. riea phey had worked upon it until it was well advanced to completion, ne never took it up excepting under a stress ot feeling which he could neither aenne nor resist: n- never laid it awav again ..i r ! i except wun a sense oi renin unit siuisiac. t'on.l lEarlvIin the ensuing winter Mr Heaohv was called to the West of Eng land to keop an engagement made long before with a friend who resided, I think, somewhere in the Marches of Wales. He started on his journey from some point the name of which I can not, now recall, for it is many vears since Mrs. Murray told me this story in the eastern or midland counties. At all events, he left this point on a Saturday, and his route led through the ancient little cathedral city of Litchfield. On reaching Litchfield great was Mr. Hea phey's disgust to find that he could make no connection westward until Monday morning. This condemed him to pass Sunday at Litchfield, a prospect which he was not enough of a philosopher to accept with satisfaction, for there really is not much in Uitchneld to interest the traveler except the cathedral, with in sight of whose walls Lord Brooks was snot in me civil war anu it is a very fin Mr. Heaphey. ter's name?' " 'Her name it. ' " 'I assure you,' said Mr. Heaphev, either 1 .an ureiuug oi u" Yiur sister never sat to me tor her por trait. I never beard of it till this mo ment. You must not say tins to my lataer, said the young lady; 'it will kill him. He has been counting on tins ajjd con- 1 1. . . J Al A Yineed oi it, ami mere must ne some strange mistake.' " 'Certainly there is some strange mis take,' said Mr. Heaphey, but 1 can t un derstand bow I am in any way accounta ble for it. I assure you 1 have no recol lection of your sister s name no recol lection! Where did she sit for me?' '"That I don't know,' said the ycUng lady ; 'it, must have been before she died. " 'nhe is no longer living, then r " 'No, and it is since her death that my lather nas oeen so urgent anu so eairer to secure the portrait vou have O . . , , . been painting ot her. 1 can t unuer stand how you uidn t Know ner name; but you will surely recall her face at once, for you have the engraving of the t of Lady , which was taken our 'Book of Beauty' and sent to you because of its strange resemblance "to her;' and with this the young lady, rising, handed him a copy of 'Heath's Book of Beauty,' opened at the page from whichfthc engraved portrait so long and so mysteriously in his possession had been taken. The effect of this disclosure upon Mr. Heaphey may be better imagined than described. He paused ti moment and then said : " 'This is entirely inexplicable. When 0 KUMaO J Invnliao ftfto row rccoverinrr ..stomins, declare lu rjratoful terms vbolr apprecia tion of the merits as a tonic, of Hosietter' Stomach Bitters. Not only does it impart strength to the weak, but it also corrects an irregular acid state of the stomach, mokes the bowels act at proper Intervals, gives case to those who suffer from Rheu matic and kidney troubles, and conquers as Well as prevents fever and ague. For sale by aU Druggists and Dealers generally. portrait out of ( did vour sister die . "Ihe date was named, a date not long preceding the time at which his myste rious visitor had first entered bis studio. " T have a picture of that voting lady,' he said, 'in my dispatch box and will bring it down stairs to you.' Cuiing up stairs he opened the dis patch box and returned to the drttwing- room with the nearly completed sketch and with the engraved portrait, both of which the young ladv received with ex- pretslons Of the most intense delight. cathedral and the little She carried them up stairs to her father, square in wHich the stalwart statue of and after a little time, Mr. Heaphey was introduced to nisom acquaintance, whom he found in a state of inexpressible happiness at the possession of the por trait, and not in the least, apparently' disturbed or concerned as to the way in which it had been painted or as to any of the circumstances connected with it. He could not sufficiently thank Mr. Heaphey for what he had "done, pressed him to name his own remuneration for the work, and exhibited, in short, every symptom of unbounded satisfaction. It is unnecessary to say that Mr. Heaphey positively and peremptorily declined any payment whatever for this strange nnd uncanny piece of work. He said as lit tle as possible to the father or to the family as to the circumstances in which it had been painted, and got out of Litch- held the next morning bv the earliest train with a teelmg of intense relief.' PURIFIES THE BLOOD Eradicates Malarial Polson.Preveatt Cailla & Fever, Intermittent & W ious Fever, Cures Ajrne & Fever, IbO gertion, Dyspepsia. NervoiuneMj" of Sleep, Female & Su minor Disorder Recommended & Used hy PhyslcUw, Sold Free of U. 8. liquor license brail T liable Druggists anu nniuniBii ncrirc a I ARflRATDRY, rnmvirni. vni- '- 24 & 26 M MAIN ST.. ST. LOUIS. Dr. Johnson stands, bearing witness to the eminence and to the oddities of that illustrious leviathan. There are two or three very decent inns tp Litchfield, how ever, and ifi one of these I -think the Swan Mr. Heaphey made himself as comfortable as the circumstances would permit. He ordered the usual British dinner, with the usual soup, the usual fishv and the usual joint, enlivened it with a pint of dry champagne, picked up the county history, and settled hint self for a quiet evening and a sedative smoke. He had hardly got through with the dinner w hen the waiter, to his aston ishment, cam.' in with a card on n salver. Mr. Heaphey read a gentleman wdio us Taking up t on it the name of many years before bad been one of his school fellows, but of whom he bad seen and heard nothing since hecametoyears of manhood. He had forgotten, in fact, the very existence of the man, and he was entirely at a loss to imagine in what possible way his arrival and his presence in this quiet little inn could have come to the ears of his quondam boyish com panion. He ba le the waiter, however, to -how him upatonee. When the door opened he welcomed not a man of his own years, but a timet nnd rather spriniw looking, very courteous young gentle man, of twenty-five or twenty-six, who promptly explained that ho was theson and namesake of Mr. Heaphey's old schoolfellow ; that he had been sent bv his father, with a carriage to find Mr Heaphey at the inn, his father being con- n is assert without fear of contradiction that ASttsy'l 9t8ili Aprrirnt is cheaper and more pieasr.nt than any pills ever made for constipation, torpid liver or siek headache, that it never produces the least nnplensant iccnng. nnu itg iiction umre prompt than anv pin mane. It is so nice, pleasnnt, cleanly, i'"."i'v in iii'uon, wiiciner on steam nouw, railroads, hotels or nt home, that all oru uengiiteti. "Tough on Chills," Cures S cases for SB cents in cash or stamps Mailed by John Parham, Atlanta, Ga. 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