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TO MIDI A.
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TLcr l ! irl:ic. lt U n fall.
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(ti ri.i!l .11 Miinm r l.uilf.rs titer,.
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To watch t!i wf.Np rtiii; wetrn wln-I
tJo rufSlrnc nil tl wltlteriM whrat
Nr lra thn tlnl-at Ira. k. l-hi'iJ.
To I !o wKnt'iii M at leti rritr
TLi tr cr t uU,i, tint j.rs' nirc.
f- n tl. r.r;,hi r f jn'ir tml
1 itt fairy f..t-! tfi
From ml to etKl i f that l r til
Ami i!ti!t! nil llm fair i ih.m",
Ali'l Ptf-H't its rinirv jnl floats (a ri I f
In rli ;l- oYr jour l.vahiii',; .
- Mall HiKlt;. t
a (:iiax;i:i (hi.tic.
Mr. Aulin v J,virkin- Ir-okcd out
Tijwii Saokvilh? r-tn-t t and yaww d. Only
imin-tant x-tnrn ho had writtru "finis"
to a maaziii" article with ndah of tho
jion across tin; l.vt frhrr-r, and now tho
3ISS. lay ready for tho port arnonp tho
debris of printer's proofs, new novels
await in;; review, etc., with whirh tho
writing table was strewed.
One of tho lie.st known litterateurs in
London anl a brilliant ronver.ation
i?f, hi.-s toiiKTio could lo a wathinr
his jM-ri. ami it was haul of him, with
rejranl to tho latter weapon of warfaro,
that in half a tlozeu polish-d wnteuevs
Jio could do more toward damning a
book than any two of his cohjjh'cts. A
bi;r, loosely nindo man was Mr. Everdene,
with hhrewd tfrar eyes ami tho pessim
ism of a modern. Htudyiii his faco fa
Iio lounged by tho window, his hands in
tho pockets of his smoking jacket, one
could eo that ho had a lively t-enso of
humor combined with his other charac
teristics and undertood tho interest his
Iresently a servant brought him a
visiting card on a salver.
"Tho lady would Lo obliged if you
would grant her an interview, sir."
"Lady Hilyard, ' muttered Everdone,
reading tho inscription. "I can't recall
tho name. I Mother tho woman! What
dHs sho want? However, ak li'.T to
com up, Blake,"
When sho entered, a fair, elegant
woman of perhaps 25, iu an irreproach
aMo Parisian toilet, ho was still moro
convinced that ho had not tho privilege
of her acquaintance.
"Mr. Aubrey Everdcne?" she queried.
Mr. Everdeno bowed.
"Pray take a seat, inadainc. '
"No," sho saicL "I have como to
quarrel with you, and I dont sit down
in the houses of my enemies!"
"To quarrel with me!" Ilis eyebrows
went np. Tho thought came to him that
his visitor was not in hex right mind.
"Yes. Perhaps I had better explain
myself at once. I am tho author of
'Fashion and Footlights. ' "
3Ir. Everdeno, standing perforco be
cause sho would, pulled his mu?taclio,
whilo tho fair stranger tapped her Na
3 shoe on tho carpet with impatience
and looked pitchforks and daggers.
" -Fashion and Footlights," ho re
flected aloud. 'Fashion and Foot
Comprehension stole over his faco and
with it a slight amusement. He fished
among a pile of volumes and brought
out three bound with an elegance des
tined to win the hearts of suburban cir
"Here it is. Reviewed it in Tho Cen
turion, didn't I?"
"No," sho said, "you hanged and
"I am sorry. May I ask how you
found out that I was tho culprit?"
"Oh, by accident It's a long story
and unimportant, 6inco you don't deny
the imputation. Now, Mr. Everdeno, I
lenow it is very impertinent of me, a
stranger, to come to your private ad
dress and worry you. I am doing a very
nnusual thing, I am afraid, and Mrs.
Grundy would bo horrified. But 'fools
rush in, you know, and widows aro
privileged. You must have a littlo pa
tience with mo because" for tho first
time her lips relaxed, and she smiled a
smile that was sweetness itself "well,
just because I'm a woman and you're a
gentleman. Acknowledge tho truth,
now, on your honor. Don't you think
you were unnecessarily harsh to my
poor littlo literary effort?"
"No," he said bluntly; "I always
give my truo opinion of things, and I
consider your book had many faults. "
If sho had been a man, ho would havo
6aid, "I thought it was bad," with
tho brusqueness cf conviction and prob
ably declined to discuss tho matter, but
to a lady it was impossible to be rude. '
Ho regarded her absurdly unconvention
al presence with a tolerant kindness.
"Of course, I admit that there aro
fault?, but upon one or two point iu
your criticism I cannot agree with you.
I should very much like to discuss them
with you. May I?"
"Certainly." His mouth wC twitch
ing under his heavy mustp-che. "But
don't you think, pending the verdict,
that you had better sit iown? You will
be fatigued- If you'll permit me to
wheel this armchair nearer tho fire, for
Having carefully Arranged it so that
sho should faco tho liKht, he seated him
self opposite her tht A. B. C. of di
plomacy, but she did 'not appear to no
tice it. " Sho was drawing arabe.sqm-s on
tho carpet with tho point of her ivory
. "I should very much liko to know, "
tlic said, "what you think of my com
ing here?" ;
I think you aro plucky yes, and
recklessly unconventional. "
'Candid, at any, rate! And I liko
that." Sho looked ip "Now for tho
first indictment on the list, Mr. Kvrr
dene. You accuso mo of improbability
I deny it." a
His manner bord red on preoccupa
tion. Iu truth, ho as thinking what
wonderful lashes sh i ad. and how bo-
coming a flush of l icit nil nt couM bo
to a clear, pain kin.
"You a.v-rf, " ho continued warm!;-.
"that it is ridiculous to hupposo that a
man and woman of tlx world could f.ill
in lovo at irt ight, in I mako iuvL t
and h toin- do, and that vur-h jo ( . I
jug- mo ltt!iii'i in i ys ano: l : r i - i . .
tln'ir t t tin and th pa of j-nny lo
tion. 1 xhoiild have tlioi.giit tha: .Mr
Aubrey KvirdiiiH would havo
T.'idt-r Hvmp:;thi-s. "
Th.-'n yon n ally N-lievo, L-tdy 11:1
yard, that adult, n-ibl jM idi; c i:
c iv Mi h abrut.t atta-hijn-iitn:"
"I am r.ia incd that if happi-n-t li.
qu ntly. "
"Oh, ri.rn not fr-ni-nt iy ':"
"Well, M)ii,i tin: -, " !: am. !!! . "
could givo ymi a il ' ii in:a:j"v. "
Ho lack'd tho !; :ut t argm- v.' it h
her. It wonld h: v.- n like breaking
a buttci'tly on a '..!. 1. And, afti r a!!
there inilif ! lin-r :-t nt!i:ient m J:n
do hieeb' hmna'iity tlian h thought.
Women have wonderful intuition i:
"Well, ::pp; ! wm let that liilo I' -i
tho moment ami prm'c ed to imlirtim i.t
No. '2. What other phra.so of mine o
you take exception to?"
"You said that I had not tho remote.!
idea of construction, and that Fahio:i
and Footlights' was evidently a speri
m. nof that objectionable class of lietioa
which you regretted to seowas gi'owi::g
so prevalent tho amateur novel, liorn
of vanity and a lack of whole-some oc
ller voic-j die l away with a tremor.
Iio had only stated tho truth, but t.'iat
fact did not prevent the? speechless Mr.
Everdeno from fee ling as if ho had com
mitted a particularly brutal murd r
and tlui ghost of tho victim had ceime
to arraign him before all tho people
whoso opinions ho valued most.
"I I cried, " she murmured pathetic
ally. Her lips quivered. Beads of perspira
tion roo to tho man's forehead.
"(Joo l Leavens, if I had only guess- f!
how mueJi I .Lould hurt yon! It wa
ha!i, mon:r'Ai.. No doubt I was in u
bad temper, and your unfortunate book
was tho l;rt tiling that afforded mo an
opportunity to vent my spleen."
Lady Hilyard applied six square
inchiHof cambriu an I laco to tho corne r
of an eyelid.
"If you'll on!y belicvo me, my dear
L idy Hilyard, when I tell you that I'm
sorrier than I can say."
"Then you acknowledge that yon
were needlessly cruel?"
"I was brutal." He would have com
mitted blacker perjury as sho wiped
that tear away.
"And that I had just cause for indig
"You were perfectly right."
A smile broke liko April sunshine
over her face.
"In that case, I supposo I must for
Ho was ridiculously grateful. He
heaved a sigh of relief and hesitateel.
with his hand on tho button of tho elec
"Laely nilyarel, you know tho Arab
custom of taking salt with one's frienels?
As a token of gooel will permit mo to
ive yon tho presaic English equivalent
of a cup of tea."
The offer was tempting, tho room was
hot, anel sho had talkeel a great deal.
Sho yieleled and more. When the re
freshments came, accompanieel by won
derful sweetmeats from Bonel street
round the e-orner, she asked permission
to pour it out for him with a winning
graciousness which charmeel him. It
afforded him an odd sense of pleasure,
too, to see her white fingers moving
about tho china. Ho was unaccustomed
to tho presenco of women in his home. !
With tho Japanese table between
them, them chatted for awhile, and
then the clock on tho mantelpiece struck J
Sho ro, with a pretty gesture tof
dismay, liko a seconel Cinderella. " Do
you know, Mr. Everelene, that I . 'have
been a whole hour wasting youa valua
"I thought it had been 0 minutes,"
he answerod, "and tho ryleasantest time
of mv life. "
"Verv prettv!" sh said.
faint lv. "And, in retura for it, let me
tell you mv address is on my card, and
that my 'day' is' Thursday. Also I must
than!: vem ve.ty heartily for your kind
ness ami (:rtisy to an impertinent in
truder. Very few men wonlel havo been
so cons derate. "
"Please elon't thank me. It is I who
owo voi a eiebt of gratitude. You have
aughtme something I never expected
"'I'hat the conduct of your hero and
lerriue was not improbable at all."
TTheir e yes met. The woman's dropped,
;cf.f conscious, pleaseel.
"You really mean that?"
' "On my soul, I da"
Tho most delicious softness was iu
"It makes mo so proud and happy to
think I have convinced you."
There was a silence. Sho smoothed a
wrinklo in her suede glove. He twisted
a button on his coat. Then sho aroused
herself, with a littlo laugh, and extended!
"Well, goodby, Mr. Evcrdem and
onco more, thank you."
Ho pressed her lingers ever so lightly
'Not go Mlby, ' "ho murmured "An
rcvoir. " Black and Whit.'.
IVas In l'oil.
JS. M. Andree, a Swedish scientist,
has collected tabular information show
ing the average weight ef peas in their
poils. Tho lightest peas were always
found near the ends of tho pod. The
average weight of a pea was greater the
largt r tho numbered leas iu tho pod.
so that tho large.t jods contained the
heaviest peas. Tho weight of tho jn as
next tho point of the pod increased with
tho increased number of peas in tho pod.
With the exemption of tin; lirst and la
peas thcro was but a very small differ
ence in tho weight of the peas in the
Digamy is only a misdemeanor, not a
crime, according to tbo laws of New
COL THOMAS O. LAW LEU.
i.'ol. TJimM! is (J. L-Mvli-r, of Iloi-kfonl, 111., mJio u.is rvcently tA Coiainandtr
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film" o i l.i i-i,-iitry with his parents wlin chilj. 17 he vent to the front -with
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