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& CHAPl'DR X.fCoNTinunn.i
-jff ft waB early in Marca when Constauce
", percolvotl, or fancied she perceived, a
tnarkod alteration in the demeanor of
l 'her brothor-ln-lnw. Ho wao not leas
- kind, and his fraternal attentions wero
S '.rendered freely nnd cordially as ever,
I but ho was less gay, and was addicted
to fits of abstraction, profound, al
ii though apparently notadhjlo his
IU absonco from tho famllyclrclejwlth-
fi out apology, becamo so common that It
vj ceased to provoke Hnrrlot's frivolous
H Wonder, and to disappoint Mr. Withers.
Constanco had never complained of or
romarked upon this. 3flut her mind
was tossed night and day upon a tu
tnitltuoua tide of conjectures, Bho would
'aln havo termed apprehensions, rath
er than hopes. Up to this date she hod
believed her lovo and Kfr misery to bo
unshared and unsuspected by him; had
reiterated, In her fllmBy Belf-deceptlon,
tlianksglvlngs choked by tears that she
was tho only sufferer from her wretch
ed folly. Did she grow suddenly cruel
nnd baso tho moment when tho thought
jthat tho error was mutual awoke
. raptures, tho rcmembranco of tho suf-
' fering ho must also tasto had not tho
power to stlll?Was tho salvo to nor self
respect supplied by tho discovery that
iier'dlvlnlty was a fallible man, impo
tent to resist tho subtle tomptntion that
(iad overcome her prejudices and sense
of right, worth tho prico paid for it? A
pow terror, more sweet than any Joy
-eho bad over known, soon laid hold
of her. It was idle to ignoro tho fact
that Edward furtively, but pcrslatont
' ly, nought a private lntcrvlow with hor.
-8ho might disregard his beseeching
, .glances, affoct to misunderstand his
signals and his uttered hints, might
Book, in constant ministrations to her
tiusband's wants and whims, to guard
lerself, and to forget these omens of a
H bearing crisis. Dut sho comprehended
m Ills designs; marked with a thrill, that
X roras tho opposite to pain, his chagrin
B fLt his failure, and tho augmented rest-
B lessness of his mien, botokenlng per-
H nloxlty and desire. What was to bo the
Jft pnd of this pursuit, and her evasion of
W It, when her own heart was tho tomp-
ff tor's strongest ally? Sho dared not
pear him say that sho was dear to
U. . film as ho had long been to hor. Know-
Jt ing, as she did, that sho ought to spurn
2 film from hor at tho remotest approach
to thlH thomo, sho waa novor able to
ft Bay with an honest purposo that Bho
irm until i inii'r""""""1" to ,D lu If sUo doubted his
ITJJH wiuu nTJutentionB, sho doubted herself yet
" $' pioro.
I It was by no connlvanco of hers that
I tio gained his point. Sho was taking
1 ' ' ier usual afternoon drlvo ono day
V'ono, when Bho was aroused from n
Toverlo by tho slower motion of the
pnrrlago, to observo that the coachman
1 iiad turned Into a business thorough
faro instead of taking tho most direct
Touto homeward.
"John," sho called through the front
window, "where aro you going? What
, "brought you here?"
"Mr. Edward told mo to call for him
fit 4 o'clock, ma'am. I thought ho had
ijpokon to you about It," was tho ro
"" apectful rojolnder.
There was no immediate reply, and
ho checked his horses to lnqulro.
"Will I go back, ma'mr
"No; go on."
Sho throw horsolf upon tho back seat
again, with throbbing pulscB nnd a
feeling that she had spoken tho son
tonco which waa to decldo hor fate for
Umo nnd for eternity. "Heaven help me
to stand fasti" tho tongue cssayod to
say, and while tho heart was molting
intotondorness, and vibrating with ex
pectation. I It lacked ten minutes of tho appoint
ed hour when they reached tho ofllco,
;but Edward stood upon tho door atop,
liat and gloves on.
"It Is good In you to submit so qulotly
ito my meddling," ho began, by tho
jtltno ho wrb seated. "But I havo somo
jthlng to say to you, ci story to toll
whlck I can keep no longor. You must
lmvo seen, although you have seemed
not to do so, how I havo doggod your
ptops for some weeks past, in tho hope
jof stealing an opportunity for confes
sion. I havo sometimes ventured to
bollovo that your woman's wit and
(woman's hoart had ponotrated my so
Icrot; that what entered so largely into
imy thoughts nnd raotlvos, mado up so
much of my llfo, could not remain hid
den from your oyes. I wanted to tell
you of it long ago, dear Connie, but
tho recollection of what was duo to
another withhold mo, while I was yet
uncertain that my lovo waa 'roturned.
I had so little reason for hopo, although
hopo haa novcr flagged mino is a enn
gulno naturo, you know that I hesi
tated to speak openly. Now that I can
feol firm ground under my feet, my
happiness is mixed with much alloy. I
muBt either tnko from ono who Is a
hopeless invalid the ablest and most
Jovely nurso that over mnn had;, con
demn him, whoso claim tho world would
jdeclaro to bo suporlor to mino, to lono
jllneBB and sorrow, or consent to a sea
son of droary waiting before I can
pall my darling my own, l you won
der that thoughts such as these havo
proyod upon my spirits; racked mq
with anxiety, oven in tho blessed hour'
of nssuranco that my dovotlon was not
wasted?" ,
fIS rapid articula
tion had given Con
, -stanclFno tlmo for
reply, but hor ex
citoment equaled
I his, as she bent her
J veiled face upon
her hands nnd lis
tened Itf- dumb
nlnrm at the cmo
o tions rising to meet
his avowal of lovo
and longing.
To her, what would havo sounded In
coherent to a third person, -a explicit
and forvent Ho know hor, lj his mate,
and would not glvo hor up; asserted his
rights with a masters authority, Vfhllc
his heart ached at thought of thd wpo
In store for her nominal possessor.
"I havo startled you by my vchc
monco," ho continued, taking, tho hand
that lay upon hor lap. "I feared lest
thia announcement might seem abrupt,
but tho Btcamer sallB at five o'clock,
nnd I last night obtained Evelyn's per
mission to bring you to see her off.
Sho owes you a debt of gratitude for
your Blsterly caro of my lonely and
graceless self. Sho loves you dearly
already, as you will her when you have
had ono gllmpso of her face. You re
minded mo of hor tho flrBt day of our
mooting. I have traveled with her and
her sick father for thrco months, and
at parting moro than hinted at my at
tachment With candor that would
havo driven mo to desperation had it
boon less mournful, sho declared her
Intention not to marry while her father
lived. 'Ho needs my constant care,'
sho said. 'Without it ho would dlo lij
a week. Ho will novcr bo bettor. Tho
kindest service you can do mo, aa the
'wisest you can do yourself, Is to forgot
rvn T lifl.rn lionti atnnrillv fltflnhofllpnt
to her advice. I told her as much when
I found out by chanco two months ago
that sho was In tho city. Sho Was very
resolute for a time, often refusing to
soa mo when I called, and again bogging
mo, even with tears, to dismiss all Idea
of making hor my (wlfo. It 1b now i
fortntfjiyt since her father Unexpectedly
announced his determination to return
to Europe, nnd, In the anticipation of
our second parting, acknowledged that
my lovo was roturned. Our engagement
would bo an unsatisfactory ono to most
peoplo, but she. is tho earthly Imperson
ation of tho angel of patlcnco. and I
can surely wait a few months, or oven
year?, for a gift so precious, Her father
Is afllictcd by a complication, of disor
ders, tho most serious being an organic
affection of tho heart She is tho only
living child. It would bo sheer barbar
ity to separate ""them, and with an in
valid's obstinacy ho will not hear of
taking up his abodoin his daughter's
house should sho marry. My poor"
Evelyn, my gontlo lovo; sho Is a martyr
and I can do so llttlo to-lighten hor
"It is very hard." He had paused and
Constance must speak.
Too pre-occuplod by his own reflec
tions to noto her thick articulation and
Btudlously averted face, Edward took
up tho word warmly. "Hard! What
could bo harder for both of ua?"
Sho Interrupted him by an Impet
uous gesture "You aro talking wild
ly wickedly! Think what you would
suffer If you loved without hopo of ro
qultal." Ho absolutely laughed. "As If that
could bo. Affection, full and fervent as
mino, holds a wltch-huzel that never
errs In pointing to tho fount of answei
Ing love. Why, Connie, wo wcro mado
for ono another Eva and I!"
Was no scalding drop of bitterness to
bo spared from her cup? Whoso, then,
was tho fatal mlstako which had opened
tho sluices of that other fountain that
waa drowning her bouI with cruel hu
miliation and anguish?
"Drlvo ua near to tho steamer aa you
can, John!" called Edward from his
window, and l.n tho appreciation of tho
trdth that tho sharpest ordeal was yet
before her and fearfully near at hand,
Constanco submitted to bo handed from
tho carriage to tho wharf.
Through a bewildering haze sho saw
tho noisy crowd, tho amoko-stack of
tho monstrous vessel, stumbled along
tho gangway connecting it with tho
tho'o yielding posiely t tho mpu .
of Edward's arm and regained sight,
hearing and consciousness of brain
when sho stood In a hnndsomo saloon,
a small hand, warm as hers was loy,
fluttering in her grasp, and a pair of
dark; thoughtful oyos llxed upon hor
"You-wero very good to come," said
a low voice, fraught with omotlon, yet
steady. "Allow mo to present my
father, Mr. Pynsont Mrs. Withers,
Sho looked up nnd spoko tho lady, aud
hor father aroso from his divan, sup-
porting-himself, upon a cano, and sa
luted Mrs. Yfitheis with stately pollfe
noee. Both wore hl: i brrr, but It was
not Evclyn'smity tint had won her
lover. Her ejes an a moi h wero her
only really good features Constnnco
know hcrsclffio be ;ho handsomer of
tho two, butjtho pirauaslon added to
tho hopelessness of her ill fated love.
Tho qunlitlcsthat had unit to thia
girl's heart that of the man who had
seen tho beajjtteH of two linnlBphores,
which had kent'hlm true to her and her
nlono, nlthoughTol'i o d b ab ence, dls.
couragomentjand tho vlii-s of scores
of othor women? la beoml hor power
of nnalysls and counters harms. She
began to understand how It had come
to pnss when she had commanded her
wits bo fara8"U6 talk live minutes with
Edward's betrothed, owned leluctantly,
that had sho'niet her as new acquaint
ances generally '"wot sho would havo
beon Irresistibly attracted by her win
ning ladyhood and the countenance
thnt unltod so' much sweetness with
senso and spirit
Thore was tlmo now for llttlo beyond
tho kindly commonplaces suitable to
their meeting In a public placo and
their proBpectlvo.'partlng, and even
theso Constance abridged ostensibly,
nnd tho others deemed considerately,
that tho last precious moments with
his affianced might bo all Edward's.
Without verbal protext, she aroso from
her placo besldo Evelyn nnd passed
around to Mr. Pyjisont's side, engaging
him In conversation about his voy
,ago nnd destination Tho atmosphero
was a degree less stilling there If sho
moved, smiled and talked mechanically,
it niattored nothing now that tho pen
etrating" eyes sho most dreaded nevor
loft their re8tlng-placo upon tho vlsago
of which thoy wcro" taking a long fare
well. Thero was llttlo to be appro
hohded from tho rich man's restlesa ro
garda, which w wandered incessantly
from her t'ovtho botrothed couple, his
gray evobowa contracting with pain
or mental disquiet as he did so. Had
Evolyn been free to maintain hor usual
watch upon him, she would have taken
alarin'at theso Increasing symptoms of
dlstrosa and the livid huo settling up
on hia complexion. Constanco did not
notice these until, simultaneously with
the clanging of tho bell ovcrhoad and
tho rapid rush of feet toward tho shore,
ho throw bqth tinr?rutward, with tho
aimless clutch of U sightless man, and
foil agalnBt her as she sat by him on
tho sofa.
Tha utmost confujslon reigned In, tho I
saloon for a few moments exclama- I
tlons, inquiries and orders loud, I
varlod and useless. Then Edward'B I
Btrong volco recommended, in strlng
ont torm8, that tho room bo cleared
of all oxcopt Uio iciitato attendants
of tho sufferer, includina gontloman
who had Introduced himself as a phy
sician. Tho spasm passed into a swoon
so deathly and protracted that Con- J
stance waB ready to bollovo tho pa.
tiont waa beyond the reach of earthly
aid, notwithstanding tho doctor's as
sertion that ho would probably revive,
and oven Evelyn murmured once whon
Edward would have confirmed tho
cheering aBSuranco; "It may bo. I
hopo so; but I never saw him qulto
so ill before."
Finally life fought its way back, inch
by inch, to tho worn heart;tho fingers
relaxed from their rigid clinch, the lips
wero less purple, and tho eyes wcro un
closed feobly upon tho anxious group.
When ho could move Edward nnd tha
physician supported him to his state
room, followed by Evelyn. Constance,
left to herself, hnd Iclsuro to observo
what had not until now drawn her at
tention. Tho bustlo or embarkation had
ceased, but through tho almost desort
ed saloon sounded the measured throb
of the powerful engines as they urged
tho boat through tho water. Sho throw
open n window nnd looked out Thoy
were already far down tho bay, tho
spires of tho city lessening In tho dis
tance, and tho vessel under full 'head
way. Sho met Edward at tho state
room door with tho startling intelli
gence For an instant ho looked as
aghast aa herself, then ho recovered hia
solf-possos8lon with a Bmllo. She
must composo herself and tnmt
him to oxtricato them both from
tho predicament in which hia
thoughtlessness hnd placed them
Tho worst that could befall them waa a
fow hours' delay in roturning homo
Ho would Beo tho captain forthwith'
and request him to signal the flrst
homoward-bound pilot-boat or other
vessel they might espy.
Constanco did as ho bado her re
sumed her Beat, and seemed to await
tho result of tho affair patiently. "I
am afraid your brother may be alarmed
atwr continued absonco," was her on
ly remark.
"Ho will understand at onco what haa
happened when John goes homo with
tho nows that ho drove us down to see
tho steamer off," roplled Edward, con
fidently. "Wo Bhnll havo a merry
laugh tomorrow nt breakfast over our
ndvonturo. So long aa you aro not un
happy or angry with mc, I am com
fortablo on tho score of Elnathan'a dis
pleasure" (to ii a covtikued.) k
Wojclen In tha Uetfrt,
Practical testa havo shown thnt a
bicycle runs easily on the sand of HbV
African' deserts, and In dua ''tjifto the
camel will follow tho home luto,obli
Ylon. , ,
tow and High Protein Corn.
Tho Illinois Exporlmont Station lm
been at work for years on tho prob
lem of low nnd high protoln content
of corn. In bulletin 87 tho oxporl
menters havo given ub drawlngB show
lug tho differences obtnlriod through
soveu yenrs of brooding from tho orig
inal parents but brooding In opposlto
directions. Wo reproduce these Rcf
eronco to tho low protoln cut shows a
-nedlum-aizod gorm (which always
contains much gluton) nnd n, compara
tively thin layer of horny gluten (this
also always contnlns much protoln).
Tho legend "Horny Qlutou" on tho
cut refers to tho doublo row of whlto
dots going around tho ontlro kernel
Just below tho blnck lino used to in
ileato' tho bull. Every part of tho
corn kernel contains somo protein and
some carbo-hydrnto matter. In fact,
tho carbo-hydrato constituent alwnys
exceeds tho protein oven when tho
protein Is highest, as in tho caso of tho
"horny gluton." A dlfforonco of two
or thrco por cont In tho protoln con
tents makes n great deal of dlfforonco
in tho rolatlvo value, as a llttlo pro-
toln goes a long way in feeding. To
mako thlB matter plainer wo glvo the
following to show tho prcsonco of boih
I protein and carbohydrates (starchy I
mattor) in each part TUobo aro two
analyses taken from tho bullotln men
tioned, ono analysis being for a low
protoln kornol and tho othor for a
hlgh-protcln kernel.
Low High
protein protoln
kornol kernel.
Tip cap 7.3G AM
Hull 4.97 3.84
Horny Gluton 19.21 24.58
Horny Starch 8.12 10.99
Crown Starch 7.22 S.61
Tip Starch CIO 7.29
Germ 19.91 19.56
Mlxod Waste 9.90 12.53
Wholo Kornol 9.28 12.85
It will bo noticod that In some of its
parts tho hlgh-protcln kornol baa loss
protelu than has tho low-protein ker
nel. Thus in those two anal) sis tho
high-protoin kernel haa lesa tn the
tip cap, hull and gorm. Th protoln
in tho other parts, howovor, oro than
counterbalances tho lossos iu tho parta
mentioned, oven tho crown s'arch hav
ing moro protoln In tho hlgh-protcln
corn than In tho low-protein corn.
Low High
protein protoln
kernol. kernel.
Tip Cap 90.57 91.50
Hull 93.29 94.30
Horny Gluten 75.87 69.07
Horny Starch 91.54 88.58
Crown Starch 92.27 90.50
Tip Starch ......93.31 90.75
Germ 33.07 3G.73
Mixed Wasto 88.43 85.71
Wholo Kornol 85.11 80 12
In tho caso of starchy mattor (carbo
hydrato) wo And tho tip cup, hull and
gorm again doflciont In tho very qual
ity for which tho kornol lo noted. Here
ia the btiBla of a good problem to bo
workod out It la rathor surprising t
flnd the groatost overbalance of car
bohydrates In tho horny c;utcn, Instetd
" " ' ' J.U ' " H
,t,lnrUiJiornyBchliorhocio5n H
tarch. WhvT'CW prnbTonfniolvod H
brings to light othor probloms equally H
worthy of sjolutlou. Thus o Journey M
toward tho truth and Infinity. Furm- M
ers' Rolcv.
An Advantage In Frcluht. J H
"Fruit growers near tho groat fruit H
consuming eitlos havo an lmmqnso 11
advantage over tho producers of fruit HB
thousands of miles nwny. Wo talk a
great deal about California fruit bo- H
lng profitable to tho growers, but It la H
only because they have powerful or- H
gnulzations of fruit mon that they aro H
ablo to mako any profit nt all. Tho H
cost of shipping, say peaches, from H
California is so great that It amounts H
to a heavy protcctlvo duty in favor M
of tho local growors. Wo aro in- H
formed that the freight on a car of M
fruit from San Francisco to Chicago H
Is $250 and tho icing charge is $125 H
moro. This makes $375 that the car M
costs, without reckoning anything for M
attendance This amounts to 1.375 H
cents on every pound of fruit sent H
from San Francisco to Chicago, as a "
car s reckoned to contain 20,000 H
pounds. In ndditlon, tho mattor of H
tlmo of transit of tho California fruit H
must be taken Into consideration In H
tho packing nnd tho fruit graded moro jH
carefully than It would othorwiso havo -
to be. Much perfectly sound fruit M
must be left out of tho packages, aim- H
ply bocauso It la ripe: for It would H
be rotten by tho time It reached tho B
cuatomcr. As our own fruit growers ll
havo good fruit soil and cllmato, wltte. H
an over Increasing population to fceilr H
there would seem to bo no reason why fl
this advantago of freight rates should H
over bo taken from thorn. Thoro is H
overy reason why our fruit growera H
should plant ovor Increasing quantl- H
tics of hardy nnd standard fruit treoa. H
Bromus Inermla for Pasture. fl
Dromus lnormls makes an oxcellent H
pasture grass, as it shoots up in tho M
spring about two weeks carllor than H
any of tho natlvo grasses, produces a H
good aftermath or second growth, and H
continues to grow especially Into In M
tho fall. If tho summer 1b dry It will H
stop growing, and start again after tho H
boglnnlng of tho fall rains, but If tho H
dry period is not too long It will con- H
tlnuo to grow from early in tho spring H
until lato In tho fall. At tho Kansas H
Station wo havo grown Bromus lnormls H
In a field way for four seasons. This H
summer we havo pastured somo young H
Btock. ranging from 9 to 18 months of H
age, on a Held of Dromus lnormls H
seeded lost fall. Those calves havo H
I not shown any noticeable proforonco B
botweon Kentucky blue-jrrAss, prnlrfo- ""1H
I grass and Dromus lnormls, and havo H
thrived well on tho Bromus inermla. H
Tho grass stands tramping by stock H
exceedingly well. It ia so vigorous H
that it will run out all woods and other H
grasses, aftor it onco bocomca well H
established. It, howovor, may bo H
sown with other grasses and legumes, H
and allowed to tako full possession in H
a fow years. Kansas Bulletin. H
Eagle and Cows Battle. H
A dispatch from Somorvlllo, N. J., H
to tho Drovers' Journal says: A largo H
gray eagle, tho first seen In this vl- H
clnlty in many years, created con- H
stornatlon among a herd of cattle on H
tho farm of Charles Covort, near H
Mount Bethel. Tho eagle flow from H
tho mountains to tho lowlands where H
the cattlo wcro grazing. It took Bhol- H
ter In a troo, and waiting an oppor H
tunlty swooped down on a calf of tho H
herd. The mother of tho calf and H
several cows surrounded tho eaglo and H
forced it from Its prey. The eaglo at- H
tacked the cows and Its onslaught was H
so furious that tho animals woro H
stampeded, but thoy rallied again and H
circled frantically around tho calf, H
thrusting at tho eaglo viciously with H
their horns each tlmo it ronowed lta H
attack on tho smaller animal. H
Tho eaglo resorted to stratcgla H
measures, by driving tho cows, ono by H
ono, across the Hold. At thia Junoturo H
Covert, who had beon attracted by tho H
dlsturbanco among the cattlo, ap- H
p eared 6n tho sceno with a gun. The H
eaglo alighted on a rail fence to await H
developments and a mlnuto later felt H
to tho ground shot through tho head. H
It is ono of tho largest specimens ovor .
seen horo and Covort will havo it pro- H
served. Four of Covert's cattlo had H
strips of hido torn from their badios
by tho eagle. M
Where the Cream Should Sour. '
Somo hold tho view that, slnco tha H
cream has to bo soured boforo churn jH
Ing, why not lot it sour on tho farm? jH
This is objectionablo for tho follow- H
lng reasons: 1. It Is tho huttor-mak- H
or's work to introduce and develop tho H
flavor In tho cream, which gives ua H
tho flno aroma in butter which wo, aa H
well as tho consumers, so much doslro. 4 H
2. The buttor will ho moro uniform H
In flavor when ono man, who under- H
stands tho work, does It, than when H
a number, who don't understand it H
are trying to do it. 3. Tho propor H
facllltioo to do tho work nro always H
available at tho creamery. 4. To most H
farmers all torts of flavors como un- H
der the head of souring, which to tho H
butter-maker might bo most objoc- H
tloimble. 5. Tho maker has mado a H
study or tho work, consequently Is in H
a brtttn" position to produce what la H
roqu'ret' than those who nro unloarned H
;? tW rwpoet W A. Wilson. t H

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