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charming, picturesque, romantic beauty
of the place which took my fancy so com
pletely; nnd, once settled In n house, I am
slow to move."
"That Is n statement which affords me
tho keenest pleasure," said my grand
father, gallantly. "Hut, seriously, I think
jou must bo n lady of nervo to "
"Do you Imagine thnt I do not know
tho tragedy which took place In Valley
ford V" nsked 'ho visitor, turning to Aunt
Hose with, her gracious, smile. "Oh, but
Indeed 1 nm 'fully aware of It. Ah, I haro
been trained to keep my nerve. My moth
er and father dying when I wns a little
Infant, left me to the care of relations,
who were partly foreign; nnd otto of my
cousins, n girl of nbout ten, committed
the awful crlmo of murdering her step
mother." "(Jood henvens!" said my grandfather,
In tones of Incredulous horror. I felt, on
a sudden, Icy cold, and would havo died
to escape from the full, steady gazo of
Lady do Wyntcr's beautiful eyes, which,
all unconscious of the torment she was
Inflicting, she kept fixed on me,
"Whnt on earth could havo been tho
motive for such a fearful thing? It seems
far too horriblo to bo true," said Aunt
Weaver Coal Co.,
HaSVsar't j 'VHjMbt J"E VBk 'KMBBfiaYi
It wjm n Inrgc room, Hewlett with nun
Klitnc. Into which wo wntkwl together.
Four long windows opened Into a root nn1
sliatlt'il reramlii. Curtain of prlmmac
colomd liberty silk nwnyrd Intitftililly to
unit fro In flic hrccze. The furniture wim
llxlit Imt luxurious nml. In wicker t-hnlr
nt nnnlnt nnd comfortable design, tin?
coinimn.v wore grouped.
Victor lturiiftldc wns the llmt I nw. He
was rcarltiK hi tail form by mother'
chitlr: nnd her cheek were flutdilng wild
lpnnro n hp, upoke to Mm nnd nirnle
friend. My jtrniiilfnthcr wait remlliic it
ncwKpaticr. There wax n Mrntiffer prcx
cut. Atmt Ho.nllc, nil unheeilim: tin
Victor whom alio had so admired only
yesterday evening, was Mainline In th
window, holding an animated convcrsn
Hon with n tnll nnd very handsome man.
Ho was exceedingly graceful, though lie
looked too slender when contrasted Willi
Mr. Ilurnsldo's massive proportions. Ills
features were aquiline, his eyes it deep,
melancholy brown, particularly expres
sive. I advanced. The stranger was looking
straight at me; but In his benutirul.
mournful eyes was no tract) of the "full
length mirror effect." The chief Impres
sion they gnro was one of fathomless
"This Is our Olgn." said my grand
father, ns he roM and passed his nrm
over my neck, drawing me gently forward.
"Let me Introduce ou formally. My
granddaughter, Miss Olgn Damlen Lord
Mo this was Lord Kgerton, of whom I
had heard so much! The mysterious
master of Viilleyford! Surely they had
told me he was blind V I gnxed up scru
tlnlxlngly, ns he smiled slightly ti ltd bow
ed. It seemed Impossible to believe those
eyes sightless.
I noticed that he slightly Inclined his
head, ns If to catch every accent of the
tirst wont he should hear mo speak,
which fact made me a little tremulous ns
I observed that the chief things I wished
to seo wire the "Dying Chtdlntor." and
Kaphncl's "St. .Michael and the Dragon."
Ills face lighted up. "Ah! you have n
great ileal before you." ho said, eagerly.
"I envy you, Miss Dnmlcn. How luiu
do you propose staying In ItomeV
"I can't tell ask grandpapa," I an
swered. "Hhe may stay ns Ion ns she likes."
aid grandpapa, fondly stroking my hair.
"I only stipulate that she brink's me homo
by ('hrlHtmas."
That night when we all went to view
the Cnllxcum by moonlight, 1 had clam
bered up higher than I lie rest and was
sitting on tin ancient stone musing over
the faded glories of Home.
Lost In musing, 1 heard not a soft tread.
Now I gin ini d up. nnd saw u man. or
rather the head and arms of a man, for
the rest was lnvl1hle behind the xloiici
work. He was not very far off, and he
was looking straight tit me with n half
sneering smile. For it minute ti feeling
of cowardice camo nvir me, for the face
was that of my uncle. Itemy Dnmleii.
Himself, yet so tillered that It seemed
unnatural, as though tho beautiful faco
I knew had become the dwelling place
of some mocking tieitd, ami wa fraught
with bad designs against me,
I sprang up, recoiled it few paces, and
then said, "l.'ncle Itemy."
He laid n linger on his lips. "Hist." he
said, In it hissing whUper, which sounded
to me like the utiernuee of n snake turn
ed into u man. "Hist. Whnt! Afraid
of moV"
"So far from being nfrald," I said, "I
nm golnt; to greet oti after so long an
absence,- How do you do, Undo Itemy'.'"
Ho snylntr, 1 came u few steps toward him,
my hand outstretched. For a moment lie
looked uncertain, doubting what to do:
then Inld both hands on the rock, ns If
to vault over me. I was rather uneasy
nt this movement, but 1 stood still, de
termined that no motion of mine should
show fear of tiny kind: when, on a sudden,
to my eM feme surprise, he paused, an
Altered look passed over his features, and
In an Instant he had dropped behind tho
wall nnd disappeared as suddenly and
silently ns n water nit slips Into tho still
waters of tho mere. Ho was gone.
Almost nt the saino Instant I became
conscious of a step behind me, nnd swift
ly turning backward saw tho tnll tigure
ttnil uncovered head of Victor Uurusldo
looking, In his evening dress, quaintly
out of keeping with his surroundings.
"What In tho world Induced you to
mount to such nn inncvtsslblo spot)" ho
I grasped his hand spnsmndlcnlly. "(Jo
look behind that pleco of wall," I miM
law nnd hurriedly. "Ho Is there Uncle
Itemy I raw him."
There only elapsed those few seconds,
Just long enough for question and reply,
ho was behind tho wnjl In an instant. It
was n part of tho ruins evidently consid
ered Inaccessible, for grass nnd various
How-era grow lu profusion. There was no
perceptible wny of setting down, nbovo
was n sheer, high wall.
"Did I understand you rightly, Miss
Dautlen? Did you tell mo you snw Itemy
"Yes, I nm-eonvlnced of It," I nnswered
warmly. "I could not bo mistaken, I
saw him plainly as I seo you; besides, ho
spoko to me."
"If ho went down there," said Mr,
nuruside, "ho must have gone down by
menus of n rope, nnd afterward slipped
the loop off tho stone. I don't seo how
Itemy could possibly bo In Homo nt this
minute, and I cnu't Imagine how or why
ho should bo In this exact portion of the
Coliseum at midnight, least of nil, with
appliances to enable him to drop down
n precipice nt a moment's notice. Fur
ther, I don't seo why he should huvo
shown himself to you, yet vanished on
hearing my footsteps,"
It certainly, when summed np thus, did
nppcnr absurdly Impossible, I advanced
onco inoro to the mysterious spot, It was
so lonely, so undisturbed the moonlight
slumbered oil tho ruins so white nnd still
that I began to doubt the ovldenco of
my senses.
I nm generally rather suro-footed, but
I think my advonturo of that night had
unnerved me, for In descending tho rathor
precipitous tiers my foot slipped, Mr,
Iluruside was just behind me, holding my
hand, and watching with tho utmost cau
tion ns I went, Tho moment I slipped his
nrm went around me, 1 bellevo I might
have been severely hurt; hut, caught back
by that muscular nrm, I was perfectly
wife, I had entirely lost my footing, nnd
was obliged to fall right back upon him,
and, just for perhaps two seconds, my
bend rested on that heart which, ns n
child, I bad sought to pierce, I could
hear Its quick, loud besting; and, thrilled
through by a strsnge, new feeling, utterly
different from anything I had ever expe
rienced before, 1 started upright, nnd,
resting my hands on his shoulders, regain
ed my footing with n struggle. Tho whole
thing .was over hi n moment.
"I beg your pardon," I said, In a low
"It Is nit right." he nnswered, in the
same subdued accents,
A sudden silence seemed to fall between
us after that neither of us know why,
but neither spoke n single word until wo
were once more on the ground, and had
jollied the rest of the parly.
CHAPTttlt Xltt.
fliny Ashlead again! Much as we nit
enjoyed our foreign trip, I was delighted
to be home once more. It was the twenty-second
of December. Aunt Itosnlie snt
nt an enormous writing table in the win
dow of her morning room, busy over lists
of smr people, who wen to receive
lit-Hmn doles of wood, blankets nnd
the like. I wns conversing with Lord
ivigcrtou. Y e had nil been delighted to
see him a day before his time. 1 had
grown, nt Home, to thoroughly shnro lu
the fondness for him which wns felt by
the whole family.
"Lord Kgerton." said I, "guess where
I hnve been to-dayV"
"Miss Damleii." kiiI.1 he. "every one lu
this dear, fnuilllni- household calls me
Paul: won't you accept me as a friend of
the rninlly? Now. go on with the sen
leiiee I so rudely Interrupted. Whnt did
yon ii sk nteV"
"If you could guess where I had been
to-day V"
Ills brows contracted. "Itosnlie told
ino:oti hnve been to Viilleyford."
"Have I been bluiiderliigV" I nsked.
shyly. "Don't tnn like to talk nbout It V"
"Oh. I don't really mind how quid;
your sight Is. Olgn only, did you know
what happened there V"
"Ye. they tidd me that before I ever
saw you," I answered, lu low tones.
He bent his forehead down on Ids band.
"Do you know." he said lightly, "I
should not like this to reach the ears of
my fair tenant, mind though, no doubt,
she is the ery soul of honor hut I hnve
rciiKoti to believe that, somewhere lu that
house, there Is an enormous amount tif
money eoiieen ltd,"
"Of money, PnnlV"
"Vcs: my poor father hoarded more
than half his Income every jenr, and, to
my certain knowledge, bestowed It some
where lu the house; but his dastardly
murder prevented Ids ell her discharging
the debt or telling me where the concealed
treasure was hdden."
"Isn't it rather dangerous to let the
ItonseV" I nsked. "Suppose your tenants
should stumble upon It Dors any one
know of Its existence V"
Ho laughed. "Since the treasure Is con
cealed beyond my powers of discovery,
who know nit the thousand and one hiding
places lu Viilleyford, It i-ould not bo ills-
t-ovcrrd but by the most extrnordlnary
stroke of chnitce: nnd. excepting myself
mill i.aiiioiiu, wiiom i trust us myself,
there Is only one other alive who knows
of Its existence, and she, even If she were
still alive, would be the very last person
to set font In Viilleyford."
I guessed t lilt t ho spoko of his vanished
love, Madnlcnn (.'iirlelnu. I sat watching
his face, feeling full of pity fr him; the
umoiint of sadness ami bitterness lu his
expression was very heartrending to
"Have yon searched, then, for this
money V" I ventured, nt, length, tuusk.
"Searched! I should think so. 1 should
he very glad of tho money, If It could be
found, to help mo In-lu certain business
transactions which I am carrying on,"
The next day Paul and Hiiyvenhnm
Marled on a mysterious expedition, evi
dently connected with Christmas pres
ents. As I wits alone my grnndfntlier sent the
carriage for me quite curly. Asqulih had
a note to leave for I.ady de Wyuter, ninl
nsked me if I should mind driving round
by Viilleyford. 1 did not mind, so leaned
back among all the tugs nnd gave myself
up to meditation.
Suddenly Asqulih pulled the horses
sharply buck, almost on their hnuuehes.
A man had dropped from the bank on one
side of the lonely roatl and tried to cross
lu front of us.
"Are you hurt, slrV" nsked tho groom,
respectfully, jumping down to accost the
The man stood aloof, rubbing his shoul
der, mid muttering something in French.
Then ho turned siillsuly away. One
gleam of the carriage lamps fell on the
faco of the stranger. It was the same
face, with tho same expression, which
had glared on inn In the Coliseum at
Itemy Dnmlcn! Was I to bo haunted
by him? It must be n delusion of my
own bruin. It could nut rcnlly bo he.
NovertheU-ss I reached home in u state of
somu nervous excitement.
I walked Into tho drawing room, where
Aunt Itosnlie mid my grandfather were
seated. I sat down on my fnvorlto sent
the great fur hearth-rug, Tho warmth
ami lovo wero very pleasant to como home
to, I hugged my grandfather, nnd allow
ed him to unfasten my long senlsklu coat,
ami bring my red velvet frock to light,
lust then the bell pealed through tho
house. Tho door opened nnd tho butler
"Lady do Wynter."
"I hope you will not call this terribly
bad breeding," said she, lu her gentle,
musical voice. "1 nm taking yon' quite,
by storm. That you should have called
when 1 wns out yesterday wns my own
loss; but that my servant should have
put you to tho trouble, of walking In njnl
waiting for nothing I felt I must come
anil apologize."
"I beg you will not think of It again,"
said Aunt Itose, evidently much struck
by tho dlstlnguo nlr of her visitor. "I
can only ho delighted that it happened as
It did, since It procures us the pleasure
of so curly n visit from yourself. My
father Lady do Wyuter my niece, Miss
She begnn conversation with a charm
ing ease, and In u mlutilo my grnndfntlier
was held captive, I saw his face kindle;
ho turned his chair toward her, nnd nwny
from me, whllo I sat mystlilcd, admiring,
U'MnilAI-ttli u-lini ln.i If ..miM (wtuullklt In.
--" v.v, , v, f,i, rwni,,,f, lib-
jealousy which gave tne a vaguo feeling
t out n iiony iiKing ner.
"You must Unci Vnlleyford very monot
onous." said Aunt ltnmillo. "I llniiirinn
you nro fomp'of society V
"i mivo nveu n great deal In It, but
perhaps that has rather tho effect of
WCfirvllllf niin ftlintl nf lunesinal... ..nu
tastes that way. I bellevo that, by na
ture, i iovo retirement, ami tlto society
of a few chosen friends. It was tho
"So one would think," said Lady do
Wynter, her eyes still steadily fixed on
me. "Miss Dnmlcn 'Is too horror-struck
for speech, I see; I wns unwise to men
tion this dreadful part of my childish
history; but I wished you to know thnt
my nerve hnd been early trained to sup
isurt me, even were I to seo any of these
apparitions which they speak of at Vnl
leyford." "Was tho child Imprisoned?" nsked
Aunt Itose.
"No, she wns not; the whole thing was
litnnngrd somehow. The family, being gen
tlefolk of good position, could not hnvo a
scandal. They hushed It up tho result
of accident 1 hardly remember tho ex
cuse. So we nil hnd to bear the burden of
lids secret, A secret Is a dreadful thing
to carry about with one, whntever It mny
be; It gives n sort of guilty feeling, I ns
sure you."
I felt sick nnd faint; the room wns be
ginning to rock round me. If Lady do
Wynter hnd held mo down on the ground
nntl driven n long needle right through
my heart I could not have suffered more
deeply nt her hands. I wns engaged In
vehement struggles for comosurc, feel
ing nil the time, without seeing, Lady
de Wyntcr's piercing eyes ttxed on me,
when the drawing room door opened sud
denly, nnd lu walked Paul.
I. inly de Wynter hnd begun to speak ns
he entered, but nt sight of him her volco
suddenly died nwny. 1 glanced up nt her,
gasping lu the relief of deliverance; nnd,
If ever I snw sheer physical terror de
pleted on any countenance, It was on hers.
For one brief moment sho snt gnxltig nt
Paul lis mi one risen from the dead, It
has already been said thnt the fact of
Paul's blindness was In no wny shown by
the lurge, beautiful eyes; neither was It
by the quick, II nn step with which ho
approached Aunt Hose's ten table. Then
wns just nn Instant of silence ns he stood
lu full glow of the lamplight, then he laid
his hand on Aunt Hose's shoulder, saying
pleasantly. "I'm nfrald I Intrude. Hnve
you n vlsltorV"
Itlmik Incomprehension mieceedcd tho
look of terror on Lady de Wyntcr's face:
to thnt as suddenly followed nn expres
sion of nlmost Incredulous relief nnd joy.
All this time sho hnd never moved nn
Inch. It nil passed in hnlf n minute, and
then Aunt Itosnlie said: "May I Introduce
you to each other' This Is quite an op
isirtunlty. Lady do Wynter, mny I In
troduce !ord Kgerton? Your landlord?"
They both bowed. Paul broko tho si
lence. "I nm delighted to meet yon," he said
In his fran I: wny. "I hope you will ex
cuse my nwkwnrd stupidity In not seeing
you. Imt fncvis, I cnu't tee; I nm totally
To my surprise. Lady de Wynter slid
not seem so ready as usual with u grace
ful reply. Sho sighed sympathetically,
and gaxtd fixedly nt Paul, but ssko not.
Accordii'g to Ids hnblt ho nt onco ltd
dressed In her n direct question,
"I hop you ilnd Viilleyford Improve
on ncqmilntnnccY"
There wns no doubt nliout It sho lies!,
tated, I saw her eyes eagerly scan his
face, but answer she must.
"It Is rill I could desire; I thank you."
she nnswered, u slight cough Interrupting
her lu thy middle of this brief sentence,
and spenhlug lu u lower key than sho had
lined to us,
lie turned Ids head swiftly In her direc
tion, hut nt thnt very moment Itnyven
ham threw- open tho door and marched
lu, it half-formed sentence nu his lips.
He wns enchaiitid to seo Lmly do Wyn
ter, nnd began chatting to her lu his
bright, quick way, requiring only pleased
monosyllables by wny of answer. Paul
took a restless turn to tho window nnd
back, then emtio and touched mo on tho
"I am just going to wash my hands I
am sure I can't be respectable," he said,
mid walked nut.
The inonnnt ho left tho room Ludy do
Wyuter rosti mid inado her adieus charm
ingly. She had been quite upset at sight
of her poo.'.- landlord such nu interesting
man no ono hud told her ho wns blind.
Such nn nlllctlon she would not keep us
she know the dressing bell hnd mug ,
sho had stnyed twleo us long ns she
meant to; but wo wero such charming
comptmy to a lonely woman liko herself
mid we inut come mid see her soon. With
which she inado Iter exit, and grandfather
nnd Huyviiihnm loth went to put her
Into her carriage.
Hiiyvenhnm and I were- busy nil nxt
day Christmas live with dccorntlons.
All the morning nt tho church, repairing
to tho vicarage for luuchsou, nnd back
again to work afterward.
Wo walked homo together, nnd In tho
bright moonlight evening Hay told mo
how dearly ho loved me, nnd nsked mo
to become his wife.
For ono Instant I hesltnted. Was this
quite what I had vaguely drenmed that
the lovo story of my llfo would bo? 1
hardly knew. In n low, awestruck voice,
I nnswered, "I will ho your wife, dear
Hay." Ami in tho moonlight wo kissed
each other.
lu the midst of thnt hotrothal kiss a
shudder ran through me. I saw plainly
a white bed, Hooded by tho sumo silver
bennw which now glenmed over me. In
thnt bed a sleeping man, over hi in u
child, with n glittering knifo. Too Into
now. I never could confess, Itetweeu
mo nnd my futuro husband must lie for
ever tho shndow of that secret. Yes!
When I run upstairs to dress I fastened
holly, with Its glossy berries, at my waist
belt, nnd In sheer heedless happiness,
there being only a family party, I put a
spray of mlstletoo In my hair.
So I danced down to dinner, nnd on my
plate were several Christmas letters. It
was so pleasant to open and rend them
all, Ono wns In n strong, bold hnudwrlt
lug which I thought I recognized, Tho
Klugsiien postmark told mo that my sus
picion i ns right my correspondent wns
Mr. Uuruslde.
(To bo continued.)
"Wliivt In tlm imino of Jupiter did you
sow tip oil tho poeketa of my ovorcont
for this morning?" "Dearest, that let
tor I k&yo you to post wns very Im
portant, ami I luteuded to uinko sura
you carried It lu your hand I" IT"
The Next Alderman from
Tin; next Alderman from tho Tweu
tleth Wntil will bo William Klsfehlt ,Tr,
This will ho jnwiI news to the pcoplo
of the wntil.
Mr. IOIsrehlt wnx not only a jtoml Al
derman when ho wns In the Council
before, but ho wjih one of tho very best
(,'oiiiiclliiieii In tho city. Ho always got
everything thnt wns going for the peo
ple lu the wny of Improvements.
"Hilly" i:isfoldt litis been n Ch.cngo.tn
iiml :i North-Hitler since his Infancy,
n ml Is bettor known In bit Meet Ion of
the city Hum utmost iiuy other resident.
Whllo n 'member of the Council from
the old I'Mrtvuntli Wunl, from IS8.'t to
IKS", and from tho present Twentieth
Ward rrotu ISM! to J81U, ho iiccom
pllsheil more, for Ills constituents tliati
they could huvo lu reason hoped for.
A fail of his bus ever been to bo of ser
vice to Homebody, nnil when ho was imt
doing n favor bo positively felt uneasy.
Mlemis huvo repeatedly gotten up
schemes to do lilin honor, but ho some
how managed to trot wind of these little
enterprise! unit nipped them In the
mtii. lining. i or tuiMicmtc mentis, ho
uses bis money liberally, but wisely.
It is related of him that oven- winter
ho divided tho mi buy ho received nn
nu Aldermiiu iimouir tho voir poor of
his iieciiMlntiiticoH, To do this ho added
ii considerable sum.
Mr. KIsfeldt Is In tho undertaking
a ml livery business, nm! to it reporter
for Tito Knglo u business neighbor on
Southport ii venue wild that tho Alder
Quaint Headgear.
Homo of thu Itiucy dress balls that
tro so essential a part of tho observ
itico of tho holiday season havo re
en led In the metropolis n headgear
hat seems decidedly novel, but which
s In reality a revival of a favorite stylo
if tho period of Louis Quatonse. It Is
inrdly so suggestive of French fash
nus, however, ns of those of Kgypt or
oino equally remote place, ami Its np
.H'lirnuco In New York at this holiday
icasoti has awakened a vast deal of
ominent and surprise.
Perhaps tho most surprising thing
ibottt this mnsslvo headdress Is that
when It has been worn this season Its
mtllnes nnd colors hnvo been man
iged with such skill thnt It has been
not grotesque, ns would bo supposed,
but effective nnd becoming. Ouu form
of tho headdress which was designed
to bo worn with a gown of French blue
mtlu, cut la very old-fashioned stylo,
wns also of satin In a very delicate t
shade of French blue.
For tho most part It greatly resem
bled a hood, the Imck of the headdress
being very loose and bnirirv. nnd tho
sides made to seem like huge circular
earpieces, but being really rosettes of
mo sniin, wiiu u center or goni em
broidery, Tho tinted projection lu
front was held lu placo by n band of
gold which extended across tho upper
part of tho forehead. This baud wns
ono of tho most effectlvo parts of tho
headdress, and was studded with a va
riety of brllllnut jewels.
Tho object of this hood-llko head-covering
seems to bo to conceal ovcry vcs
tlgo of the hair, and tho stiff tabs which
form tho back of tho headdress accom
plish this aim very effectually. Nut a
traco of hair, not a single escaping curl,
emerges from this very comprehensive
head cover. And tho young women
look lllto maidens of some extraordin
arily domino nnd exceedingly old-fashioned
Friendly MoukiiiR-llli-tl,
Who would not live n Florida, to
havo ti dooryaid neighbor mtch as Is
described lu tho following paragraph
rrom the Savannah .News:
A mocking-bird serves ns n night
watchman at tho residence of It. F.
liettcs at Tampa, Florida, and notifies
tho family of tho coining of dawn ev
ery morning by pecking on tho window-
pane, Often when tho doors nro loft
ajar tho bird comes Insldo and perches
on tho chairs and about the room,
It will allow tho family to como very
close, nnd shows marked tittentlou to
Mrs. Itettes ami her little daughter.
When they start out for n visit It fob
lows them some distance, ami then re
turns to tho yard. hen they return
It appenrs very glad aud will fly nil
nbout them, and gives ovldenco of Its
Joy lu other ways.
Tho children feed It, nnd when tho
family men! Is to be served, If tho win
dow Is not raised It makes Its presonco
known by pecklug ou tho window.
Dining tho day It gets Into a neighbor
ing bush or tree and slugs for hours at
a time.
Jupancso Fans,
There nro many curious uses for fnns
In Japan. Tim umpire nt wrestling
ami fencing matches uses u heavy ono
shaped like u hugo butterfly, tho ban.
dlo being the body, and rendered lm
posing by henvy cords of silk. Tho
various motions of tho fun constitute
a langungo which tho wrestlers fully
understand and appreciate, Former
ly, In tue tlmo of war, tho Jnpaueso
the Twentieth Ward.
man nuvor permitted tho deserving
poor In hN wnrtl to freeze through n
long winter; or, If n iletttli occurred
turning tho number, ami tho nllllctcd
family wn too poor to buy a. corlln, ono
wan quietly delivered from tho Alder
man's stock. Nothing better serves to
Illustrate the splendid character of this
unassuming gentleman thnn these
little Incidents gathered by tho writer.
Tho Alderman wns born In Mndgobttrg.
Ilermnny, lu 18S2, nnd htcoiiHeqtionll.v
ir years of nge. Ho lives with bis
wife n ml children In n comfortable lit
tle homo at l"fl Southport avenue. Mt.
Klsfoldt ran for North Town Collec
tor lu 1MKI against Kmll Hoechster, nnd
was only defeated by n very small
Mr. Klsfchlt ham boon In business for
himself since ho was ill years old. Ho
was engaged lu the moat market busi
ness until 1K8.", and also In the feed ami
coal business for a time, until bo on
gaged lu his present business of livery
ami undertaking, which bo mis fob
lowetl sluco. Ho does u very prosper
ous business and enjoys tho patronage
of tho best people of tho North Side,
Mr. Hlsfcldt has lived In tho North
Town practically all his life, and on
Joy tho esteem nntl coutldouco of all
who know him. A cajiablo business
man of brains, his past record Is a suf
ficient guarantee that ho will conduct
the duties of tho Aldermanship to tho
entire satisfaction of tho peoplo ami
taxpayers of tho Twentieth Ward.
commander used n largo fan having ti
fmmo of Iron covered with thick pa
per. In case of n charge, It could bo
shut, aud n blow from Its Iron-bones
was nn slight affair. Ono notable va
riety of fan Is made of waterproof pa
per, which can bo dipped In water and
creates great coolness by evaporation
without wetting the clothes. The flat
fan, made of rough paper, Is often used
ns a grnln-winnow, to blow the char
coal tires, aud as n dust pan.
Wholo Faintly Gono Mad. I
A whole family of the name of Cuu- (
iilnghum has suddenly gone mad nt
Sklbbereen, County Cork. Tho two
brothers tried to murder three sisters
ono morning, but wero bound nnd taken
to tho lunatic asylum. In tho after
noon the sisters showed signs of homi
cidal lunula, aud next day their ilrst
cousin went mad, and wns also shut up.
They are quiet, well-to-do farming peo
plo and very pious. It Is a strango coin
cidence thnt last March a Cunningham
family lu County Itoscomiuoii, father,
daughter and three sons, nil of excel
lent reputation, roasted to death nn eld
er brother through religious mania.
Ono of Undo Khoii'n Fact..
'Folks that Is alius looklu' fob trou
ble," said Undo Ebon, "nab Jcs' ono
t'lttg ter brag about. Dcy don' hahdly
ebor sit dlsapp'luted." Washington
Tho common garter snake Is from IS
Inches to 3 feet.
Art ton
In thi,.,
Great Social Problem
You should bo. It concern! you. You muil help
olvo il. Do jou know Itow and why you arc being
robbed) Do you know why jou at. poor? Hracl
President John Smith
the sTonr or a piaciful revolution.
liy Pioiick Ufiiam Adams,
)t advocate! tho Initiative and tho referendum:
it nropotc national or municipal ownerthlp o!
railwayijind all other natural Uonopollei: il da
inandi nn Immediate revlilon of tlie V. S. Consti
tution, Prealdent John Smith loundithekoynoto
nt Hie futuro, and point, lite way to prosperity
through scientific
Reformers everywhere are endorsing tho book
as just what Is needed now. Here are three us
tracts from letters t
I am greatly Impressed with the stylo and
strength of President John Smith. You have
handled this vital subject In a forceful manner. Il
Is a powerful contribution to the thought of the
I have read President John Smith and carefully
studied It. I find it well written and exceedingly
interesting, and full of suggestive facts as to
practical reform. IGNATIUS DONNELLY,
President John Smith Is a skilled and thoughtful
exposure of the present false social fabric, Il
should be generally read by people who are seek-.n,..olu,Tpn,or.....n?iwronS..B(WATsoN)
40th Street and Wentworth Avenue.
City Office: 802 Marquette Building.
8. PSABODV. Prtsktent.
M. t. KOolN.-ON, Vies PrttktMt.
Peabody Coal Company,
Anthracite and
cm most
103 Dearborn St.
W. P. REND & CO.,
Hard and Soft Goal and Coke.
Proprietors of Car, Owners and Operators of Atlnes.
PHINIX MINE. Athens County, Ohio,
WILLOW 0R0VE MINES, STAR MINE, Washington County, Pa.
JACKSONVILLE MINE. Athens County, Ohio.
SUNDAY CREEK MINES, Perry County, Ohio.
REISSINO MINES. Washington County, Pa.
BRIAR RIDOI MINE, Gloucester, Ohio.
General Offices: 119 Dearborn Street.
Volopli.osi.o XkCAln. 4 a a.
OUTH SIDE YARDS: 4018 South HaUttd St., Telephone Yards 858.
WEST SIDE YARDS: Peoria and Klmle 81a.. Telephone Main 4238.
Elizabeth and Klmle Streets.
TEAMING DEPARTMENT: 27 South Water St., Telephone Main 28SI
Dealer in All Kindt of
604-608 Milwaukee Avenue.
ft talaoat. Tloe Fm. tee. eM Tret.
Bronl it OTHt Co.,
emd Meuaulaoturera and Dealers la
Crushed Stone.
Tol Express 44. Office, 1220-1221 Chamber of Commerce.
Plumbing & Gas Fitting
J. D. ADAMS, TrMMirtr.
C. J. OR AY, Secretary.
Bituminous Coal
I books akd sunr
I Foot N. Market St.
Wowt 869.
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