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l'i'TW.Myy''F'iywiiwinTiif-f,p,i,4w, r THE OHIOAGO JSiJO-X. Jietty, of J he Old Gffldge. By J. H. CONNELLY. J Copyright, HOT d 1893, by llobert Bon er'i 8oni. All tlgbtt reMMed J CHAPTER X.-Contlnued.) "Oil, lint llils it ttitol" sliontoil errcrnl Toli'cx. "IIi'io, Jim, lie down nKnlti! Oct nrnnml, lioyM" l'n n inomunt, one of tlit young men Mri'tclicd I'liiiivlf out on lilt bnck, upon n loj?, IioIiIIiik' lilt linns strnlglit by hla iIi1(, iitnl Imir n ilozi'ii others xtntloncd tliciiisolvcstlirei on ruch niilo, with iiutp ly tin? lips of six forollnjji'rs lonclilni; lilm. One of the hyittiuidvri cxchilinpd: 'Hold In;" nml Ihu nevuii held their luenlh, until they uecnicd to swell mid jtrow red, when Jut in It wns evident they inntd not eontlnno Hie restrnlnt n M'riind Ioiikit he ordered "Now!" And lntmitly the reeiinihent limn seemed In float up 111 lilt mr. not ns n lifted weight, lint rnllier im n eork, llliernted deep down In the water, dnrtn up to the xiirfnee. MiiiilfoMly. the kIx hail employed no ex ertion, slleh iim would hnve lieen nrces- jmry to tos the sturdy yomm fellow up In that Cushion under ordinary eondl tloni. The nilnNter wni nstonMied, nnd fell that hh eoiilldenre III tho law of itravl tatlon had been striuiRuly betrayed. As for an explanation, he had none, and liavliiK none, lie very naturally, from lil point of view, wai illpoed to ntiRinntlxc the lncuniireliiiilh1o thine as "the work of the devil," a time-honored, clerical why of meethiB all sorts of dltllcultles. A fortunate illveislon, '.towever, saved hint from committing himself to even that orthodox refinte. The arrogant liound pup, that had followed him upon the ground, overwceiilncly conscious of dis tinction as the minister's ting, hod been achieving u steadily increasing unpepu larlty iimoug the other dogs by his super clllons mauiirrs, uutll eventually, a cur of low degree, taking grievous offenic nt his ostentatious scorn, suddenly mounted lilm mid took n sample piece from his neck. The pup's hnsty comments on the outrage were uttered in a tone ro pierc ing thut alt the other plebeian dogs seam ed suddenly Inspired by a frenzy to keep him up to concert pitch, and joined in a general ineiee, with him as the central point of their ferocious activity. A buck et of water hurled upon them put n speedy end to the light, but the fear of having his tatteied pup still further dam aged was excuse enough for the minister to hasten away without spending any time in theorizing upon strange phenom ena In natural philosophy. As he rode off he called back; "If I get time, I will send a communi cation about it to the Washington Intel ligencer." Sim Mulvcil wheeled quickly to (loldle, who was his eonstant companion, and chipping him on the shoulder, exclaimed in a tone of triumph: "I've got It. !' gosh!" "l!ot whatV" "What 1 was trying to think of. The name of that paper lining it back to me. It wns In the Intelligencer 1 saw it, a good two months ago." "Well, what was it, anywnyV" "Never you mind Just now. I've gut to go over to Washington nnd see the pa pers that far buck, before I say for cer tain. Itut you'll see the pride of that conceited John Cameron taken down a good many pegs before long, and with them spoons, too," "What! Yuu don't mean It" "Yes, 1' do, Itut you keep your Jaw shut, about it. I'll do nothing uutll I get good mid tendy, for when 1 strike it will be for keeps. If I don't lake lilm, I'll quit belli' constable," "Why, Sim! Von don't mean to say them spoons are " 'yes, 1 do. Stolen, h' gosh!" "Lord! I hope you'll prove It on lilm whether it's so or not. I'll help you all I can." ' "Well, you may be iildo to swear to something when the time comes. One way or another, I've got to laud him In jail or kill lilm." ClIAJ'TBR XT. During the night succeeding Itogvr Me Furiauu's frolic, there wiih a heavy fall of huow. Thut which llrst camo down was moist mid clinging, but as the hours of darkness went by, tho still nil- grow colder nnd colder, and tho niveous crys tals, dry, light and fleecy, piled high upon even the smallest twigs in the for est mid bridged over the spaces between them, so that the boughs bent with the weight of a simulated foliage of immacu late whiteness. Like "a new heaven and a new earth," fresh nnd pure from the fashioning of their Creator, hushed vet in the a wo of tlrst eouKclousnesH of being, shone the cloudless sky and no less spotless world beneath, upon which beamed tho golden rays of the morning sun. Hut nil the refulgent white glory that Hooded the uuirersu was cold and still as death Itself. Slowly ami with au air of protest, ani mated Nature awoke to recognition of the temporary domination nfytho Inanimate. The peewits, nesting under the eaves of tho burn, were first to see what had hap pened, and discontentedly twittering to eaeli other, agreed It was quite hopeless to look for a breakfast under all that snow, and they had best stay In their warm shelter until the prospect linprov d. A gallant game cock, champion of the barnyard, foreboro his customary ma tutinal challenge to the universe, nnd floundering awkwardly through the deep snow to tlio refuge of an overhanging straw pile, looked about him with disgust mid regret that ho had left Ills comfort able roost. Tho sun was well up beforo a faint spiral of buiokc lazily flouted straight toward the zenith from tho kitchen chim ney of tho house, for the morning was. Sunday, when Into rising is permissible even on n farm. A couple of dogs, suit ling the odor of breakfast in the air, crawled out from under the porch and stretched themselves In tlmo to meet John Cameiou mid give lilm their honest ca nine greeting us ho emerged from the kitchen door with mi ax In his. hand. "Tho deepest snow yet this winter, mother," ho announced, in a cheery voice, looking buck into the house before closing tho door behind him. Tho fences were half hurled; the round, compactly grown apple trees in tliu or chard looked like enormous snow balls; the well-sweep, swollen to colossal pro .jiortlons by tho accumulation of snow up 'on it, suggested u fanciful resemblance to tho Leaning Tower of Pisa. Jolin'n lint d"t' was tho breaking of tho Ico iu tho wutcrlng trough for the cuttle. In quick response to the sound of his chopping tho chorus of farm life broke forth horses neighing in their tails, bells tinkling amoug tho sheep In their shelter uutlcr the barn Door and tho pws in their stable, pigs squealing shrill J demands for Immediate feed, chickens Muttering down from the hen house nnd squawking in foolish alarm at lludlng themselves Ingulfed In the snow. Three hours Inter, John, mounted on fcls big black hore, nnd dreed In his best, rode down the lane on his way to church. All the church-going In the val ley that day had to be upon horseback, the unbroken snow In the roads being much too deep to ndtult of speedy or com fortable sleighing. Itut that was no hard hlp In n community nt equestrians, nnd would make little difference In the at tendance at the meeting house, to which everybody, practically, mnde n habit of going pretty regularly, whether Presby terians or not. ' In the valley one was either n Presbyterian, in sympathy at least, or nothing, as no other sects had .vet gained a foothold there, and It was not fahtomible to have oneself looked upon as "nothing" from n religious point of view. The black horse found hlmclf much surpilsed and annoyed by the constraint his rider put upon his pace. Ho was not accustomed to being required or even per mitted to go at a walk with John on his back, yet lieie they were n good two miles from church nnd a tight rein still kept on him. Horses think mid know more, how ever, than people are prone to give them credit for, and It Is tint impossible (hat he mny have fully understood the situa tion when he discovered that he had been made to arrive at a certain cross road Just ns n very charming bay inure car rying n, young woman, whose attractions were doubtless more apparent to his mas ter than to himself emerged from that cross road. "(lood morning, Miss Mulvcil!" snld John, speaking with deferential dlllldcnee, for the young man must be much more hardened In the ways of gallantry than he was, who can, without some bashful ucss, attempt love making iu the open air, In lirond daylight, on the highway. "(lood morning, Mr. Cameron," she re sponded demurely. "ttolng to meeting, I suppose?" 'Tainlly has to lie represented, nnd none of the others will venture out." "Why? I'm sure It's n lovely day for anybody to be abroad, who Is not sick folks." "Well, mother thinks she mny have rheumatism, from the change of weather; the snow hurts Miss Elder's eyes; and, as for Danny, he Just wouldn't come." "If Danny prefers one place more than another, it is most probably because of some belter prospect for deviltry that his uenliis for mlchlef has discovered," "You mustn't be too hard on Danny," laughed Hetty. "Yon don't know how good a boy he was last Sunday night," "Ho a good boy! How so'" She told lilm the story of Ilufus' ills comliture, narrating it so graphically that It seemed to John lie could see his rival sprawling on the floor. "Danny is a good boy," he nlllrmed em phatically, "mill nobody shall ever again liear me say otherwise. I mean to buy u gun for him the next time I go to to?:t." "You ham made an ally of him nl ready. 1 never knew lilm to take up so for anybody else as lie does for you. Pin afraid such a magnllicelit present as a gun would spoil hint altogether." "Nothing is too good for u boy who has his genius for running off trespassers." "Trespassers!" "Yes. Anybody else than me, who comes to see you, Is a trespasser." Site looked up at lilm with au arch smile, blushed mid dropped her eyes, without reply Iu words, lint words were not necessary for lilm to understand her. "Don't you think It iintur.it for a man to feel that way about the girl lie lovcsV" "What do I kuow about how a man feels when he Is In loveV" "Well, you'll learn before long from my telling you." "Oh! Then you are In loveV" "You know I am and with you, Het ty." "Why, how should I kuow that? You never mentioned It to mo before." "Do you mean to sny that you hnve not known it ever since the day we met up on tlie 'Uuckh'oneV " "Well, perhaps I might hnve suspl cloned something, If I had known as much as most girls do about such things," "It hnsn't been so very long since I found It out myself. And that seems n mighty queer tiling, too, thut I should luive seen you grow up right under my uoe, all these years, and never have tak en any notice that you were the loveli est and most lovable girl in the world and tlie only one 1 could ever care for, uutll I found It out by shooting you, I tell you It was a mighty big surprise when It came to me solid, Hetty. And It has made tlie whole world different to me. I' never knew before how happy a person could feci. Why, I'm seeing all there is In tlie world worth curing for, to me, when I look into your eyes, darling." Tlie girl's eyes spmkled with liapplliest, but her cheeks were red as Ilium, mid she glanced anxiously up and down the ro.id. "I didn't see you at spelling school Thursday night," she said hastily, as If interposing ii new tuple to block John's too rapid public progress, "No, 1 had to go over to Nolilestown, about n span of horses and didn't get buck iu time." "You didn't object to going away and leaving Ilufus (oldie with meV" "No. AVIien you told me to do so, I saw I was perfectly safe." "You talk hh if you were sure of mo nticudy." "Of course I am. How could I bo oth erwise' I love you, ami yon kuow it. And you love me, ami I kuow It," "Laws! John Cameron, you don't know any Mich tiling," "Kvery hiss you gave mo last Sunday night was au ntlldnvit to It. I've got too good au opinion of you, Hetty, to think your kisses could go where your heart didn't. Yes, It's just solid love between ns, and why should wo waste tlmu pre tending anything else, making believe what wo kuow In our hearts Isn't true nnd what wo wouldn't, either of us, have the other think so for all tho world V" "John, ain't you a little afraid, some times, that you tiro a very Midden young man?" "Maybo I mn, hut llfo U short. I'd rather be sudden about getting what I waut than sorry for losing it through slowness. Which do you yourself thluk U best, HettyV" "Well It Isn't good to bo too stow, JoW "Spoken llko n sensible girl, my darl ing. And now, wheu shall wo get mar ried?" "Oh! It's too soon to talk about that," "Not n bit. We mean to get married. don't we?" "I I don't know. Oh, John, what do you want to talk that way for on the road to meeting, and in bro.id daylight! You ought to be nsliaincd." I "I'd be ashamed of myself If I didn't take any opportunity that olTcred." "How much practice you must have had talking to girls to be so bold about It." "Practice? No. I'll take my oatli that I never before, in nil my life, said to any girl or woman, except my mother, tho words: 'I love you.' And when 1 say them to you, Hetty, they are as true and come ns straight from my heart as tlicy ever did when I spoke them to her. I simply don't see why a man should lie shamefaced, or beat about the bush, In baring his heart to the girl he loves well enough to make his wife; and that brings me back to the question I nsked you be forewe mean to get married, don't we?" "John, you're riding tip closer and closer alongside of me, until you me scroiiglng my mine offthe road, and I just know, If I'd say 'Yc,' you'd grab me lound the waist nnd kiss me, and peo ple would be sure to see us, and I'm nM going to get myself talked nbout. If you want my nnswer, you can come over to night and get It." "Why, you dulling, that's good enough nnswer for tlie pri'sentl Oh, how 1 do loved you, Hetty! Come back into the road; you needn't be afraid of my cutting up right out here before folks, I won't say but what I want to. Tlie man wouldn't In; a liummi who could love n girl as I love you, nnd see her bright cye anil pouting lips so close to him, without wanting to There! Hold on! Don't stmt off that way! I won't do nuythlug. Thunder, We're nlmosl there, and at that gait we wouldn't have live minutes more to talk," "Come along. We can do our talking to-night, without setting other folks talk' lug to-day. There's; n whole lot of people coming down the ridge road, mid on the rise of the hill behind us are two men, and I do believe one of them Is Itufil! (ioldle." Hetty's keen sight had correctly Identi fied the distant horsemmi as Itufils (Iol dle, 'and if she had taken n secouS look, she would have known equally well hit companion, who was none other than Simeon Mulvcil. Ilufus lived at the con stable's house most of tlie time, instead of staying where he properly belonged, among his nearer relatives, over In Pay ette County, near Unlontown. Tlie two men not only harmonized well in char m-tor, but had business relations which brought them Into close association, Mul vcil. who wns n widower, owned a good farm and a sawmill the latter an Inher itance from his wife, to whom It had been left by n former husband. Ilufus ran the mill, on shares, nnd nlo did some work on tin farm wheu the head of wutct was too slack for sawing, or lumber not In demand. Hence, lie and Simeon, thrown much together in their hours nl labor, had got Into the habit of each oth er s society, generally went aliro.nl in company and were as nearly fi lends at it was possible for such natures to feel friendship. There was secretly between them nt tills time, however, u good deal of Jealousy, for each knew that the oili er was n rival suitor for Hetty Mulvell's hand. That feeling would probably have separated them, had they not been link ed by tlie bond of common hate for John Cameiou, whom they Instinctively recog nized ns the one destined to carry nwoy the prize from both of them. Following mid spying on this ride to church, they saw, and gnashed their teeth at seeing, how closely tho black burse and the liny mare moved along together and how slowly they went. "I'd like to put a bullet thiougli lilm," growled ltutns Goldle. "So would I; but I wouldn't like to be hanged for It," snarled the constable. "You're always afraid of the law." "The law's something to be itfrnld of," "No; not tlie law, hut getting caught." "Tlie law lias a tarnation long reach." "It don't go as far as u gun, though between man mid man." "It'll go fill- enough Iu John Cmueron't case to suit me." "Do you feel like speaking any plalnet to-day than you did yesterday about that?" "I don't tuliid telling you, but you must keep It mighty close, for if lie got word of It before I mil ready to Jump on him, lie might not be there when I landed." "I'm not likely to do anything that would bo much good to lilm." "Well, It's just tills. I saw In the pn lcr, about two mouths back, that thcic wns n robbery of sliver spoons from a house over by Canoiisburg somewhere. I read nil such thipgs because it's my otllcial duty, but my memory Isn't good nnd V cnu't recollect mimes well. That's nothing, though. I can go over to Wash ington to-morrow or next day and see the paper. And I'm just ns sure us that I'm alive the spoons we saw yesterday are the stolen ones, I feel It ill my bones so I could swear to It." "Hut how are you going to prove he stole Ihenw "I don't have to. If I llnil them iu his for him :n prove he JJven If he gets off po-sessiou, it'll be didn't steal them lie will have been and that's enough. put In Jail anyway, Hetty Mulvcil Isn't likely to marry any Jail bird." ltufus winced, though he spld nothing. Tor icasons best known to himself ref erences to Jail birds grated on all there was of sensitiveness In his being. "Yes," pursued the constable, "if I find It's alt right when I see the paper! us Pin sure 1' shall I've got them Initials mark ed down. 'II. W. H." or 'H. H. V.,' and one or tlie other Is bound to lie right I'll get the warrant for lilm nt once. Hut I won't serve It until Thursday. 'Training Day,' -when half the county will see him tnkeu ns a thief." ltufus started with tho Impulse of a sudden thought, looked fixedly Iu his com pimlouV eyes for n moment, and said iu a low tone of suggestion rather than of inquiry: "And If he resists arrest V" Tlie constable cicnilicd his Jaws with a snap: "Then something bad mny happen to lilm In a perfectly ll-gal way." The two scoundrels grinned nt each other iu sympathy, shook hands and voile on nt a livelier pace after the couple, who had by this time disappeared under tlie grovo surrounding tho hon.o of prayer. (To be continued,) l'l-otcutivo Coloi'liiK mill I'ui'iii. Tho wen Ik full of wonder of protec tive coloring mid form, mid there Is ouo real clmiiiuicoit In it namely, tho chameleon Hlnlinp. 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