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I her Mhad e bee the bd eatlon his
-we probm learing enabled him to
give her. When she was hu a little
am her mother died. ad abe had heen
her Laher% homek eper. holer ml
iay, whae the Rev. BtqpheL Coyle was
likewis.e taken from his ahild to his le
og rest. The good people of the pr
i.h knowiag Bea advantagee for usudy,
Sput her at the hed of the hidt
reheel, md her old home bean the pr
somage, e had removed her pere
pomemi andL takes up her abode t
Farmer Colliagwood, he havring tor
etrs "orde the scool ma'am.
It was a mry, happy farmer se
hull where BuSay lived. Julimsd Me.
SCalligwood were strg-ermel.
hcemaing damsees, full of eequ*ettih
grae, nd with load voices md active
bl. Charlie ad James, the ss,
were a peelmes of youg farmers,
Sthe old m and his wife were kind
heared, homely country-folk.
But th young, girl brought up Il her
hr' study, hiL companion for year,
had developed more mental thae phy.
-il atreagth, was hy n maner, we
marved in ,peeah, and craved iatelleci
ml food mtiely out of ber power to
obtain. She was slight in figure with
large blk eyes. delicate featuare, a
-re, eolorlem eomplesamon, and mascs
of nut-brown hair. The
having always had a servant, my's 10
e head were unaspoled by rough
work, ad besde the rosy-hk,
blue-eyedColliagwood girls, she loked
like a little pale nun, her deep mourn
ag contrnsting strongly with their gy
attire, with all the colors of the rain
bow struggling for supremacy.
She had been but a little time in her
position as ntrutreres to the tow head.
d youngters of Brent Hill when co-r
ng up thes rad from school late on a
ummer's afternoon, she heard wailing
roans in one of the cottage., where of
ten before he had heard the same
"Poor Joe!" sh whispered pitiully.
For she knew a deformed idiot was
t~inl beaten by a cruel teak master.
But on that afternoon, as she drew near
the eottase the door suddenly flew open,
rd theiot limped, howling and speed
inag a fat as his infirmities allowed out
at the op , while following him a
strong, ma, half drank, Sour.
idhed an immenm eowhide.
The man, cursing and swearing, held
the whip over the cowering, shrinking
lad, but when it fell it struck not Joe.
but Busy, who beat over him, one arm
raised to ward of the blow. Brute as
as he was, the half-drueken wretch
sMod aghast when the heavy lash cut
ars Busy's aledoer arm and shoulders.
"I bag your pardon, ma'am," be said,
"I did notse you was in the way."
"How eau you?" she cried, her pale
-heeks crimson with womanly indigns
tio-"how ean you, a strong man,
strike a poor boy like that--a boy
whose infrmities should appeal for pro
eeeion to a man who was not an ar
"Well, ome now, that's pretty strong, "
said the m . "Don't I feed and lodge
him for what he doe% and ain' I gt a
right to best him if he doe everything
wrong? Hedon't earn his salt, heddon'"
"Don't keep him, then."
"I guess you're right. I won't. Joe,
you may go to the mischief, bnt don't
eame here again."
So aying, the idiot's tormentor turn.
ed on his heel and re-enterl his house,
shutting and noisily bolting his door.
Busy stood half terrified at the result of
her well-meant interference. Joe was
a waif from the alms-honue, lame. de
formed, idiotice, and she had deprived
him of his only refuge.
"Oh, Joe," she said, crying, "I am so
sorryl What will you do?"
But Joe wae onlv alle to realize that
his Itatal taskmnakaer had -e led to
beat him, and that a long. red welt
across usral's had. had fallen there upon
its way to lii cowering shoulder. He
only painted to the mark. half crying:
"It wau better for me to take it as
eal he e Md, we pedg: "theprlt
whis headt Oh, see emsa r ye=
Sbhebre him. Jee duea has -
Jrol dir oam a bs.ting e Fme.
"Yes m. - ere is a.ead an
al -her at e C wo hmehi
rather ...ihed when sy -
al the wllage id L t --- Ir
rbehe ate a hemty lm ghter when he
Setd her ltehreeease mad bgged a
shelter hsr le hey.
e" as M "Well Ged smding
er the pe bger to do.e But to a&
to Bob Carter i
tub , e.d b" given my beet w
to eI I. A ile wha~ beatam pek.
amad bhll wee a aethiago. IS. Aad
he roe L Well! Well! DeN, (armi.,
show Joe th rom o over the bar. He
a dleep there, isa hell sem hears
whese Io sa we eals."
be the Mot foud his bed s th
herd leer replacd b t eany her.
ebmber; hie senty feed esaebmged -r
gmeemn o ml for bloe bleb
laor e bed rl h amprehek .lm..
rinu &ee, uMi e 'i prlwm t,,
And mider Lhi treatment bel -
emedvisiWM f hi pe
Whe winter earm, eey herself al
tered a sit ad overesat of her ithere
o elothe the boy comfortably fr he
al weather, and alt him see cap
and mittem. She evr psed i
witheet a word of eeneragemeat and
bM~dess, mad iU his darkemed m1d Lhe
ait., sweet face tood for a rell.o.
amehing to be wrhlpped, poo Joe
Be never rgot the falling o the
reral laIh her deader fgue hbea
to proh , d h uadermJtod per
e tlhat Suy' interaeeeason had pro
or r him hit happy, aomfartable
Anl his patitude expremed itself ia
smue eoertag, a were within his reek
-boequets of wild owers, elu ters ao
delicate farmes knew sh loved, bhek.
eta of wild herriee or muts, mad am e
ger eer to lift ay aobhtale from her
path. And he goad-matured, jeelag
ee otry ilks ealled poor Joe eer ' ad
Bet while winter snows were yet u
a the grod thee eane to Breat Hill
a new e lm , one Cyrus Porteam,
who had been a ppil of Suy' a father
when be was a youth of atee, be
ehild of twelve Having litled himeelf
for eollege under the Rev. tphes
Coyle'a imstruetions hal gone to Hr
vard. had studied for the pelpit, and.
having preached il Bosto, had anee
a e'll to lrest Hil.
It was quite natural that he should
seek Busy, and the old servant at the
paemose was warm in her priwes.
lse was wealthy man, having laher
Ited a fortune from his father, and he
was eager tohelp the poor of the par
iah. busy, having the -hildren under
her eontrol. was able to point out to
him many avenues for his charity, ad
thus added another link to the assoca
tion that bound them together.
He was a grave. studlous man, re
ined in task. and of quiet manner,
and he shrank a little from the noisy
demoastrations of the country neople
around him. It rested him. after a
round of calls or the services of the
Sabbath, to talk with bnsy, to hear
her low, sweet voice, and see her quiet.
refined movements. He heard of the
gentle charities she performed when
ever he was in the rottages of the
very poor, and memory told him what
a little household fairy she had been,
even when a child.
So in the winter evenings, in the
spring walks, he let his heart go out to
busy, and gather her image into its
deepest recesses, while she, uaneonsciou
of her own secret, felt that there was
no happiness no profound as Cyrus
roucht by his mere presence. It was
a quiet, uneventful courting for six
long months,. Imt it bound two hearts
trmly together for life. And Joe, look
ing on, understosoo vaguely that Busy
was happy when Cyrus was near, that
a service performed for Cyrus pleased
Sury as welL And as events pro
grassed he understood that Cyrus
would one day take buay to the pta
sonage as his wife, and that y
would he happy therw. All this irml
rooted in poor Joe's clouded brain, an
he knew that trouble toCyrus would bhe
ore grief also to Soay.
So, with an allegiance that was
touching, Joe transderred some of his
attention so the young elegyman, anrod
when he wan at the harm would matter
"Busy likes him, Joe must be good to
him, because Busv likes him."
He was grateful'for tle kindly words of
Cyrus, his many gifts of clothing and
money; but the great claim that he held
vert Jm o was time fact that to please him
was to give nsvy pleasure.
Summer sunshmne was ripening the
grain, and the berries were in rilest
clusters, when busy had an entire month
of lensure for the school holiday, and
Cyrus won from her a promise to resign
her place and hie hi wife in Nepthember.
Her simple outfit became hII r daily task,
and the Collingwoala lenit willing
hands to prepare for the welding. Joe
was made entirely halppy y a promise
of a home at the pr. marge, and the
long summer flays ne.-ni,,l t,.o ,lort for
tih happinesi that 1110- 4 them.
It was nenarly two, mile from the
iparmnage to the Collingw.s.l farm, but
there were few evenings whli , Cyrau
failedl to walk from his htliose to hunsy's
h asme or tw w e e nd oars
mmbt lwh hI ,L ad bMen
whre e omes were anms l s e
aprt, har Mr. Celligwaod hoa begbt
a h rn -s av seao .rm tre vi
-T hel Ind Ises ua ew the there
dbe n lrktig the oed I
.. set but it i rnse hi s b ,
Pero tma at 01 himself, ao be
aw ,hiis m sla Y s h o se., arnda aem
e Im el[s agls to his ower ars
mmr.d mar r been, lmb mhL
thk of Meoa r wubl ao Zt e»n dl
--w sous P"e r w, Im
vd a wwolg t i m.md
t whatever the m sI, h waee ur
sMaul is Ms umeupeta satemdaea.
The rev. Cyrus Portm.a, .ewme eli
_, Lo kwathe beta
ha • tGd rusie..son d le. es
tha It woe hws h ea ar l rbe i
large esrb d soey. H drewl hisa r
rea geartrly rom a Beale haok,
sl weas to awmry lh rlal ot bask
oltes in hs ote-b . rsaaor hs
o a and elaries. were
dl..r end r ager rag sen a
eI o ate bedoig Jae.ws to
Dab Carter, Je's ol termeater, led to
tie t that prvl the diurdeeupes
dvtla to ,rl . OGe f the tur'
seehiag emplymet as B seet *I
carer ihi drihkig tplisu a d de
life. beesm Ma ut, sad thu two, ur
der ussauee u resolved to rob
boad to have a pocket full 0
Dab," so a "ad wke halfI
stard! We'voll m e it sore eqasi
o it bul that ms Augut ight,
whea there was so moona. Joe, ithul I
trudgluupaa his shll appotod tea ok
seeihg S 's lover ra e hbieows hoo,
mw twmen plg upon him as h
Tat. omlel bymurprlse. Cyru
Potmamw turnod to smsas daaut m
ege1 da truly brave s- at they
were two to ame, ea had thrown ham
doawa, wham Dob arter. 1,M a orom.
iale ealub ob wood, rdl him to
give up ho moey sel wah. Insted l
"Tou will lhave , the," growled
Bob, IMfg thel dlb, nd srely there
woualdl have beean ad ofi
sell betwe the heavy marderoua wasm
pon rld Cyrus Positms.
Dowa ea thL wood with a i mes.
lag rash up the idiot's beck ad
head, sad Cyrus Potma, with a sad
dea wrench, freed himself as the tramp
dodged back to avoid the blows. At
this moment the vole" of a party of
village merry-makers were heard eom
ing up the road, and the wouldbe rob
hers and amselas turned and eld.
The calls of the elergyman hurried
the steps of the farmer lads cominag
home, and the well-known voi.es of the
Collingwood boys were soo heard in
In hurried words the young lergy
explained the ituation.
"Poor Joe!" he said, looking up as he
knelt to examine the prostrate body. I
am afraid his devotion has cost him his
life. I cannot feel his heart heat."
" Well carry him home." Charlie Col
thagwood ahtu "Come, boys, i iis not
half a mile to the farm."
Willing, strong hands lifted the in
sensible gunre, and tenderly poor Joe
was carried to the farm again. Busy,
sitting still upon the wide porch, think
ing of her lover, eaw the proession
enter the gate, and ran quickly down
the path. Her tears fell fast as Cyrus
told his sad tale, but she opened the
door of the spare room on the lower
Ioor, awakened Mrs. Collingwood,
brought lights, water and bandagesn
while James saddled a horse and rode
back to the village for the doctor.
But doctors could not help poor Joe;
the blow was a death blow, and before
morning there was only a cold, still
form where the poor idiot's life had ex
isted. But before he died he was
brought baek to conaelousses, to know
Busy was bending over him, her tears
fast upon his white, death
"Don't cry," he whispered faitl y
"It is became yno love him. I didn't
forgt," he ai, while a smile bright
-eed his poor face. "Joe didn't forget
when you took a lashing for him. Joe
remembered. And he put his heal an
der Bob Carter's elub to ave the per
son. I the parson here?"
"Yes, Joe. am here."
"All alive, ad Joe did it Joe did
it for Hy !"
And so, with 8usy's name upou his
lips. poor Joe died.
Ruamna as a kingdom is no less
bigoted and intolerant than was Ruma
nia a prineipality. It appears that an
edict has been issued forbidding the Jews
to kawk or peddle gools,and that by this
rleere, no fewer than twenty thousand
people have been deprived of their
livelihool, and renld.rel destitute.
Their ease is the harder inasmuch, as
the Itumanian Government is unwilling
to allow these victims of intolerance to
s'sal' frum its grasp, for it rf.si.s to
grant pa.sel.rt. to tlh,.i. ',n the ground,
that they a're not lhmaanuian sublje.'ts.
even in the. ise of those who Ih ae for
many g-ne'rations biseln Joniciled in the
I haes. a M ha.e whomse Mas i boess sil
Sll·o al . Ili, sw ub. o Nlwb w
Jim r/ abe h im aad osimak hi
e A ams Ma maber Ls pear, a-l - ao
"bos a damr, as mae. rI" e MAIM eows
Adb a o: "ea is es Idp Sebes a
1 LNG ETt .
It was sohifly November N whea
the tals gat ia Damples.i
Eampim. wms aseof tham aew -
adshd fnlea wlhk requied au
brighta of am-ligk tm greaest
frames of grerimg leaves k t them
at all preahstble. Amal in the pay,
mesompremwiagl madim o tlhe o
~ou . with ta dark elmasy of me
a-w silk mill riaag eat of tie hemimos
ol., the earig Quesn Amme depot,
the ebshab, whieh bere . tres hamiy
resamblaame to a chid's woodes tly,
and tlk dose quarry to the left, whik
rmeladad the thoughtfal looker-es
of a gigatie fortiitlho is as ma
lookel arewed der. "A gaser loou g
"Folks east alwaeycsb eke whm
they're to live," said Pbheb, who was
always is a aMe of sate.goaim Io Ma.
Medley, mnd ampdes is goaod moea
"H r s I biliph " 'asked re. Nellm.y.
"Philip is well," said Phe, as she
elped the depot boy to bict AMt Ned
iev.s trunk into the woau.
Phlip Barrow was Mrs. Nedley's fo
-oriteephw. She had paid his blls
Sst hoo, superviteded his fortunes
sad fnally parebasd for him a mbare
in the new ,ilk mills.
"He's all 've got," mid Mr.. edley,
"asep Phebe, nad Phebe and I never
did hitch bores together. And I want
him to mscceed in the world."
But within a few days a new claimant
Shad arisen to Aunt Nedly's protectioa
ad tebder coadderation.
"To be sure, she ie norelation to me,"
mid Mrs. Nedle. "But her mother
masmy dearest friend, sad I think I
will adopt her for my sake.'
And it was acarsely an hour from the
time in which ashe learned that Silvia
Oray was an orphan that she wrote a
kind letter to the girl, inviting her to
the Eat for a vuit.
"If you like it, my dear, there need
be no oeasion for your going back,"
she wrote. "We arel both aloe.
Let us be companlous to one anoth
She had waited and waited, and no
reply had arrived, and while she waited
a plan had developed itself lin her
"If she is her mother's daushter she
can't help being pretty," said Mrs. Ned
ley. "Phil is a handsom lad. Bhe shall
And this explairn Mrs. Nedley's pree
ence at Hampden.
"I nppome you are atill keeping
house for Philip?" maid she toP ,
as they drove along in the chill twi
"No," sid Phebe, skiully guiding
the old heor down a steep place in the
"He boards, eh?" said Mr. Nedley.
"No be don't board," answered Phebe;
"his wife keeps house for him.
"What?" aid Mrs. Nedley.
"He is married," annouaced Phebe,
very much in the tone in which she
might have said. "It is a cold evening,"
or, "the train is late."
"Philip married!" rmenated the old
lady- "married! Stop, Phebe; do't
drive a step further! Turn arouand at
once. Take me back to the station. I'll
return to Conord."
"Ain's you going to mee Phillip?"
"Not if he's married," answered Mrs.
Nedley, in a chocked voice.
"H got a proper nice wife." pleaded
Phebe. "You'll like her."
"No, I shan't!" said Mrs. Nedlev.
"Philip-married. Phcbe, if you don't
turn around P11 get out and walk."
Mrs. Nedley's will was like adamant.
andl Phela Harrow wtas forced to auc
,umb to it.
And so it halllnedl that Phebl and
the white'-nouled ro,ny arrived, Molitary
and alone, at the little rottage of the
mill superintendent half anl hour later.
Plhil.eamule ouat int,, the Iorchl.earryinag
a laimp mi his hand.
Mrs. Phil. ran after him with a pink
apron tied arondl her trim waist, andl
her hbrown finmge' of hair blowing beak
from her forehead.
"Wlhere&' my aunt?" said Phil., as
P'h,,b,, jumtlan out. -Didn't she
nShle calne," said Phhobe curtly; but
,hea' gotne baak again."
"Gen bea aelef
"Ti. lbs a lbe is bO fNees
-- got i mer d; so mshes oe bail
"th ,4s trin."
"O Phil.' e M.s. Drm o r , wh
war a meeI, sebery*aakbel Dile.
weas wll sel, barelses ass a
meetlh Ilk a rseated. Whit shal we
do? Why Ai&% yeas .eae her be
r.*yes marrial mer
Phil. Darrowh bnkebsaes laug.
My der." said be, '" wasm e
eoaseat I wastsd; wa years."
"Oh! DBs, Ph, sh has dos aso
amdh for yes."
"Bbe' a ol sme, bel sibe ames
tris' a M re ai sueria teama.
"0. k, Phibel, lnd W yew be."
"Ps aee I eam't set a meaothll."
mid Mns. Phil, despuigy. "Auatb
bleseha Imud ud; w b th fried
eshiabs; eat b Wbid Meawnk eah.
-O, Pidl, h, Phil! t
"Dos't ris, de ar" sl Phil.
seaso; ass I see tdll her."
"M teCo3 sad itomrow ad
amut aUsnmiar ea se- yes wriey."
Phieb amusldp sd.
"Thoe adl very ld sl abs 'hit
yr lerd isat old ad syomag
m.a do'St leek s a girl the eam
`Mdl yer tonge. Pheulh,' io lbe
mell mpsrkle~lem 'wbirs'at be wa
o allways eresaing!'
Ad tbi Mrs. Phil haes to hash.
sod Phebe, wh air herbi erabbed
ashion, was lfoad o her g
hisier-in-lw, Iagh uld-); sadlaeD
h dairty lite spper wars eates d
soas T sl did spo that lNovem.
woee p tn lterr bots.e
Is Thsed s, semy mld seyl sld
war muved, ml Mn.. Slly war Jed
resolvirg to go hd, whai DeLay
wough al o e ri.
S"Posma., awi, be Del isa weik
a said otbtl Wai Iowa bale
"Ak.' u lll, dkg em biad
iaiine "has yk ray! Now I
shall bat some ae to lore Phllpn
D.m abs had smot reed tbre Irs...
fore shbe ISa te l tter Ildipgamly on
-'iak !" she elaimad. "ThatI
hilll ! I everybody b eyto aar
ried, I wonder? Ad I'll sa
case ber, Iml her hsbad -oily
sad anamese! Wbha is her hbmasd
to me? Betsy, my chamber eddle!"
"Bals ma, men ' said Betsy.
"What has happemel?"'
"*tbtamr'- - id Xt m. N ,.
"Don'tle e called has o'ioek
to-morrow mor . 1 almost wish
that I cold go to p sd dleep for
And Mrs. eadley in the ilence and
solitude of her own room, fell to think
nlg to what charitable institution she
could leave her money.
With the Psalmist old she could
earmnetly have cried: "Vanityof vanity,
all v sulty."
"I loved Philip," she aid, "and I had
set my heart on ilvis OGray-and such
a match as it would have been !"
She was sitting at her luncheon neat
day, with the cockatooon one skide of
her and the poodle oan the other, whe
"- opened the door.
"Pw a'am," saMid Betsy, "eom
" rad Mrs. Nedley, rerely,
"Itold you l wasnot thomr to any
body to-d"y t"
leuae ma'm," giggled Bety, "he
woul coum in !"
"Who would com iat" said Mrs.
"Its me, Aunt edley," said Philip
Barrow, "and my wife. Don't be
The tall young mill saperintendent
came in with his pretty wife haging on
"Won't von kims me. Aunt kley,"
said Mrs. ihil. putt"l up the rosebud
Iip--"for my mother's make?"
"EhB saidl Mrs. edy.
"Didn't youe gt y letter said
Mrs. Nedley was more convinced
than ever now that she was asleep and
"I wrote you all about it." said Mrs.
Phil. "Don't you know? I am Bilvia
Gray. I met Philip whe nhe came out
to denver to look at the new mill ma
chinery, and he would be married im
mediately. He said he was sure you
would forgive him. Will you forgirve
him Aunt Nedley?"
"Yea, my dear, I will," said Mrs.
Nedley, her face brightening up lihke the
fuil moon Iwnepingthrough mist wreaths.
"But why didn't they tell me you were
"Philhp wanted to surprise you," said
Silvia, hanging her head.
"Well. Ihe has surprised me," saud
Site waut Iaek to Hanplden with tlhe.
mill snp,.rinteuldent andl his wife, and
Islept in th," pretty pink and white lsel
roont which ilvia had Iirelpar,l for
her willth muih'l pains; iand sihe lpra
.41 Silvi(i, chickeun sad and irmlnes
pia' andi she even ,.oned'.ended to ap
pir'" ve f l'h,.lw' ni half ,,impletd silk
eolntlt,'rlpllCe for life was all eotleur dc.
row,, for her now.
It is at great thing for a woman oft
Mrs. Nedley's age to have her own way.