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I I THE MAID af MAIOEM UANlf
H Sequel lo " The Cow of Orange Ribbon." H A LOVE STORY BY AMElllA E. BARR H (CupHieht, I'WO by Arietta H. Dnrt) H CHAPTCR VII. H Arenta's Marriage. H For n few weeks, Hyde's belief Unit H tlio vory Htarw would connive 'with a H truo lovor seemed h reliable ono. H Madamo Jnoobtis, nttrnoted nt tholr H llrHt mooting to the youth, soon gnve H llin an astonishing afiectlou. She ut H unhid hor nephew's claims with hardly H n thought, and pleased herself day hy H day In bo managing nnd arranging H events thai Hyde nnd Cornelia met, as B n mnttur of comae. Arei.tu was nut. H howovor, deceived; she understood B every iiiunonro, hut the success of hur HB own nfTnlrs depended very much on hor mjm mint's cooperation and generosity, and H i.o sho could not nfTord, r.t tills time, to H interfero Tor her broinor. j "Dul I shall alter tilings a little as H soon as I am married," tdie told her- M HOir. "1 will take caie of tint." H Aronta's feeling were In hind and H mensuru shared hy oeeral other peu- H plo; Or. Moran hold them In n far hit H . torcr mood; hut ho, also environed hy Hr circumstances nn could neither niter H nor comuinuil was compelled to sat H Iflfy bin disapproval with promises of H a futuro chunge. For Iho wedding H Aronta Van Arlcns had assumed n H ;;rent social Importance. Aruntu her- H self had talked about the affair until H all classes were on the tiptoe of ex- H poctntlon. The wealthy Dutch fninl- H Ilea, the exclusive Amerlraii set, the H homo and foreign diplomatic circles, H wcro allko looking forward to the H Bplendld ceromony. nnd to tho great H breakfast nt Peter Van Allen's house, H and lo tho ball which Madame Jacobus H was to give In the evening. Hj Ono morning, as Dr. Moran was ro- H turning homo nfter a round of dls- H agreeable visits, ho saw Cornelia and H Hyde coining up Broadway together. H They wcro sauntering Bide by side tu H all tho In.y happlncBS of perfect love H and as ho looked at them the sorrow H of an limnonso disillusion tilled him to H tho lips. Ho believed himself, ns yet, H to bu tho first and the denrest In his H chlld'H lovo; but In that moment his H eyeH woro opened, and ho felt as If he H had been suddenly thrust out i.'om It H and tho door closed upon him. H Ho did tho wisest thing possible; R ho went homo to his wife "Where. Is H Cornelia, Ava?" ho asked tho question H with a quick glance round tho room, H an If ho expected to Unci her prcsont. H "Cornelia Is not at homo to-day?" H "Ih sho over nt homo now?" H "You know that Arcntn's wed- H ding " H "Aronta's wedding! rtless my soul! Hj of courso I know. I know ono thing H nt least, that I have just met Cornelia H and that young fop George Hydo com- H lug up tho street together, as If thoy H two alono wcro In tho world. They H novor saw me, thoy could sco nothing H but thomsolvos." H "Men and women havo dono such a H thing before, John, and they will do H It again. Cornelia in u beautiful girl, Hj nnd It in natural that she should havo B u H "It Is vory unnuturnl that she should iiB ( zr- rrr: 1 B Arenta lifted the pearls. M chooso for her lover tho son of my iHH worst cnomy." B "I am sure you wrong Gen. Hydo. m Who n was he your enemy? Ho H could ho be your enoniy?" M "When was ho my oucmy? Kvor M ilnco tho Irst hour wo mot. And you B want mo to give Cornolla to his son! Yes, you do, Aval I tieo it In your face. You stretch my patience too far. Can I not sea " "Can an angry man over sec? No, ho cannot. You feci1 your own sub- pluloiiH, John. 1 think Hem Vun BJH Arlcns has as much of Cornelia's Ilk- lnu as Gocrgo Hydo; and perhaps Hj neither of thorn havo enough of It to JH win her hand. All lovers do not grow EC to husbands." Wm "Thank God, they do not! Uut what you uny about Item is only cobweb stuff. She Is too friendly, too pleas antly familiar, I would HKo to see hor moro shy nnd sllert with him." "Dinner Is waiting. John, nnd whether yen cnt It or not, Destiny will o straight to her mark, l.ovo Is rtcitlny, nnd the heart Is Its own fate. Rid I not know thee. John, tho vory moment Hint we mot?" She spol.c softly, with a voice sweet er than music, nnd her husband was touched and mimed. He took tie hand she stretched out to hltn nnd kissed it. and she added: "Let us be pntlenl. l.ovo has rcn sons Hint reason does not iiudorHtnnd. nnd If Cornelia Is Hydos by predes tination as well as hy choice, vainly we Mini! worry nnd fret, all our op position will come to nothing. In n 'few days Areata will have gone away, anil ns Ur Hyde, any hour mny sum mon him to Join his father In Eng land; nnd t.ils summons, as It will In clude his motner, he can neither evade nor put oh". Thou Hem will huvo his opportunity." "To he patient to wait to say nothing It Is to give opportunity too much scope." "Time nnd absence ngalnst nny love affair that Is i.ot destiny! And If It be destiny, there Is only submission, nothing olso. Uut llfo has n 'mnybe' In everything dear; a mnybo that Is just as likely to please us as not." Then Doctor John looked up with n smile. "You nro right, Av.i," lie said cheerfully. "I will take the maybe. Muybes have a deal to do with life. Yet, take my word for It, there is, I think, no mnybo In Item's chances witji Cornelia." "Wo shall see. I think thcro Is." Hem, with tho blunt directness of his nature, watched with Jealous dis like, and often with rudo Impntlence, tho familiar Intercourse which his aunt's partiality permitted Hyde. He wns, Indeed, often so rudo that a less sweet-tempered, a less Just youth than George) Hydo would havo pointedly re sented many offences Hint ho passed by with that "noblo not caring" which Is often tho truest courage. Uut wrath covered carries fato. Kvory ono wns In some measure con scious of dnnger nnd glad when tho wedding day approached. Even Aren ta had grown n llttlo weary of tho prolonged excitement sho had pro voked, for everything had gono so well with her that sho had taken tho public very much Into her confidence. And, ns If to add tho last touch of glory to the event, Just a week be foro Aronta's nuptlnls a French armed frlgato camo to Now York bearing dlsputches for tho Count do Moustlor, nnd tho Morquls de Tounnerro was selected to hear hack to Franco the .Minister's mchsnge. So tho marrlago was put forward a few days for this end, and Arenta In tho most unexpect ed way obtained tho bridal journey which sho desired, and also with It tho advantngo of entering Franco In a semi-public nnd stately manner. "I am tho luckiest girl In the world," sho Bald to Cornelia and her brother when this point nau ueon no dded. They wero tying up "dream cako" for tho wedding guests In mndamo's queer, uncanny drawing room us sho spoko, and tho words woro.yot on her lips when nindamo entored with a sandnl wood box In her hands. "Item," alio snld, "go with Cornolln Into tho dining room for a fow min utes. I havo something to say to Arenta that concerns no ono olso." As soon ns thoy wero alone madamo opened tho box nnd upon a whlto vel vet cushion lay tho string of oriental pearlo which Arenta on cortnin occa sions had heon permitted to wear. Aronta's eyes flashed with dollght. With an intense desire nnd Intorest sho looked nt tho beautiful beads, but mndame's fuco was troubled and som ber, and sho snld almost reluctantly: "Arontn, 1 am going to nmko you an orfer. This nocklaco will bo yours when 1 die, at any rate; but think thoro Is In your heart a. wt have It now. And ns you aro going vhat Is loft of tho Fronch court, I will give It to you now, if tlu gift will bo to your mind." "Thcro Is nothing that could bo moro to my mind, doar aunt. You always know what is In a young glrl'a henrt." "First, listen to what 1 say. No woman of our family has oscaped cal amity of somo kind, If thoy owned thiso bends. My mother lost hor Iiub hand tho year sho received thorn. My Aunt Hlldogardo lost hor for tun a as Boon as thoy woro hers. As for my solf, thoy vory day tho becamo ralno 6ur Undo Jacobus sailed away and ho has uovor come back. Aro you not afraid of such fatality?" "No, I am not. What power can a fow beads havo over human Ufa or irppl'ess? To gny so, to : W i. Is foolish r ess." "I know not. Yot I baVe heard t1 8 both pearls a .d upn.o have tho povn to attract to tnemselvcs the III lo. ttfno of their woarers." "Do ou bcllove tich tales, a'mt? ' do not. I snnp my flngors ut sut. fables." "Give them lo you. 1 will not, Ari ta; but you mny take tt'in fiom in box with your own I uiius." The it n tame left the room nt I Aientn lifted t'no box nnd ennied il nearer to tho light.. And a llttl? shlvei crept through her henrt nnd hc closed the lid quickly and said Irr: tahly: "It Is my aunt's words. S'.ie I always speaking dark and doubt'ul things. However, Uip pcaiis nro mli.e nt last!" aril sho fa rlcil them wif.i iier downstntra, throwing ' hack her head ns If they wore round her whita throat and as was hor way sprcal ing herself ns she went. All lire weddings nro muc'i alike. It wns only In snvh ncldentuls as costume tlint Aiontn's differed fr,m the fine weddings of. today. New York wns rot than too bnsy making money to take nn Interest In such a wedding, nnd Aronta's drle through Its pleasant streets wns n kind of public Invitation. For Jnrob Van Arlcns was one of a guild of wealthy merchants, and they woro nt "It Is the curse of Adam." tholr shop doors to express their sympathy by lifted hats and smiling faces! while tho women looked from overy window, nnd tho llttlo children followed, tliolr treble voices heralding and acclaiming tho beautiful bride. Then camo tho breakfast and tho health drinking nnd tho speech making nnd the rather sadder drive to tho wharf at which lay ha Uclle Franco. Then tho nnchor was lifted, tho cablo loosened, nnd with ovory snll set La Hello France wont dancing down tho river on tho tldo-top to tho open set. Van Arlcns nnd his sou Rom turned silently nway. A great and evident depression had suddenly taken the plnco of their 'assumed satisfaction. They had outvvorn emotion and know Instinctively that somo common duty was tho best restorer. Tho samo fool ing affected, In ono way or nnothor, all tho watchers of this destiny. Women whoso household work was belated, had used up their nervous strength In waiting nnd feeling, woro now cross and Inclined to belittle tho affnlr and to bo nngry nt Areata and themselves for tholr lost day. And men, young nnd old, went back to their lodgers and counters nnd manufacturing with n senso of lassitude and dejection. 1'etor had nearly reached his own house when ho mot Doctor Moran. Tho doctor was moro Irritable and de pressed. Ho looked at his friend and Bnld sharply, "You havo a fovor, Von Arlcns. Go to bod nnd sleep." "To work I will go. That Is tho host thing to do. My house has no comfort In It. Llko a milliner's or n morcor's Btoro it has been for many wooks. Ho Biiddonly stopped and looked nt tho doctor with brimming oyos, In that moment ho understood tlint no putting to rights could over mnko his homo tho snme. Ills llttlo saucy. BolflBh, nut dearly loved Arenta would como thoro no moro; nnd ho found not ono word that could ox press tho tldo of sorrow In his heart. Doctor John understood. Ho remain ed (pilot, silon't, clasping Van Arion's hand until the dosolato father with a groat effort blurted out; "Sho Is gono! And smiling, nlso, sho wont." , "It Is tho curso of Adam," answered Doctor John bitterly "to bring up daughters, to lovo thorn, to toll and snvo nnd deny ourselves for thom, and then to iieo somo strango man, of whom wo havo no cortnin knowledge carry them off captlvo to his destiny and his desires, TIs a thankless por tion to bo a father a bitter pleas ure." Very thoughtfully the Doctor went on to William street, whero he bad a patlont a young girl of about Aren ta'a ngo vory 111. A woman opened tho door a woman weeping bitterly, (To bo continued.) DELICATE LINES OF PRINT. Perfect and Exact Reproduction of a Spider's Web. Did you over mnko n "sporo print" of a toadstool or mushroom ropro duco on pnpor tho delicate lines, colors and conformations of tho marvelous, Innumerable and frequently Infin itesimal "gills" of a toadstool or mush room T Did you over mako a print or a spid er's wob? If you hnvo performed either of Uicbo feats you nro something unusual, although doubtless you havo longed Ic do bo far back In the happy, child ish days when nil toadstools wero "fairy umbrellas," nnd when" tho sll 7ery cobweb Invariably figured as an Mchnnted castle, restraining a beau teous princess. To the re.nl nature lover, however StefifN'--:::: J '.- f$ X'-w. .. V" l-l CAj I scientific in trend nnd nttltudc, tho childish lovo is carried straight up to tho adult consciousness, modified rather than translated or broken. Wherefore It comes nbout thnt so many nnturo lovers and scientists l.nvo been much Interested In tho "fairy umbrellas" of tho 200 supposedly cdlblo vnrleties, of which it is possible to eat so few without suffering, and tho gleaming, shimmering, fragile cob webs that must surely hnvo convoyed to tho world's first lacomakors theli oilglnnl impulse and Idea. To one such Chicago nature lover has It been grnntcd to accomplish both the feats Just montloncd. Mrs. Bertha 11 Jacques, artist nnd devoted nature stu dent, cannot only boast tho finest col. lection of "sporo prints" In Chicago In nil Mie world most likely but also a remarkably wondorful because pre clsoly exact and perfect reproduction of a spider's web. World's Output of Gold. .oaHa w in ii n The total output of gold since tho Ncgliinlng of mining is hero shown compared with man. Trade In Sea Lions. Ono of the most peculiar Industries of the l'ncltlc coast is that conducted by two old sea captains, Calllce Vas quo, nnd Charles Lyons. It consists In capturing nnd training sea lions. Cnpt. Vasquoz attends to tho sea end of the Industry nnd with his sloop nnd crow visits St. Nicholas, Snn Clomcnto. Snntn Catallnn, Snntn Cruz nnd other Islands off tho const to capturo pupils for the school "which Capt. Lyons mnlntains on shore. This Industry is not so Insignificant n ono ns might ap pear at first glance. Tho domand for trnlned nnlmnls Is, greater than theso men can meet. From nil parts of tho world como orders for sea lions which havo been moro, or loss educated. A Fishing Smack. Hunter Bagcjed Tame Cat. A cunning story from Lnkovlllo, Mass., Is to tho effect that a Taunton ox-nldcrman went out with his gun after rnbblts. and nftcr a tlmo found a l'lco, sleek bunny, which Jio shot. When ho picked up his gamo ho found It to bn n cat, and fiom its nppenranco It wob some one's pet. COMPLETELY RESTOnED. Mrs. P. HrmiMil, wife of 1. Hrunzel. stock dealer, residence 3111 Grand nvo., Everett, Wash., stiys: "For Of icon years I Buffered rjjH -. with terrible pain Ul In my back. I did I JJSf? not know what It &M',YSV was to enjoy n LijS night's rest, and jjMvh nroso In tho morn- -VF ing feeling tired and EjJjVVA unrofreshed. My K.I'VC suffering sometimes i,W','YV wns simply Indo- lf)V7,,,A scribnble. When 1 $UVfl finished the first box jiliAy 'j,Vli of Doaii's Kidney iajSJoViS Oj. Pills I felt like a Vjr different woman. I uj-.J continued until t had taken flvo boxes. Donn's Kidney Pills net very effec tively, vory promptly, roliovo tho ach ing pains and all other annoying diu cultles." Fostor-Mllburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y. For snlo by all druggists, price GO cents per bos. Agriculture in Korea. Koronns cultlvato tholr Holds large ly with spades. Ono of theso Imple ments has a handle nbout eight foot long. Tho wooden bowl Is tipped with Iron and has two straw ropes fastoned to It Tho man manipulating the hnndU pushes tho spado Into tho ground. Thon thoso holding tho ropes throv nn insignificantly small amount ol earth a dlstanco of about two foot. In the Korenn flolds ono may often so nine men thus employed on ono spado. $100 Reward, $100. TberMdcni of lhl puper win tie plotd to leira (bat there ! at leant win drcaJcl dlieais tlial clones inborn atilo tu cure In all Its lUxe. auJ tbat l CaUrrti. lUK'a Calnrrli Ours U tlio only poaltlr Sure now known to the ma Ileal fraternity. Catarrh e uu a conitltutlun.il iltco. rcqulro a cocatltn onal treatment. Halt's Cnturrti Cuts la taken In ternally, actlntr dlrcetlr upon tl.o Moo.1 and mucoua urNcca of tlio ajutem. thereby dettroylax the foimiluliin of the ilpeaia. nnil kIvIiik tho pitlrnt itrcngth by liullillm; up thoronttUutlon an't aiUtln nature In doluu Ita work. Tho proprietor! hare aa much fnlih In Ita euriUUo power", that they offer One llunilieil Ilollata for any eaie tbat It falu to cure. Semi Mr Hat of teitlmonlHl. Adlre F .1. CIICSKV Jb CO., Tolodo, O, PoM by clrUKclt,?3c. Uall'a Family I'llli uro the beat. NO NEED FOR EFFUSION. Witty Answer of French Prefect to Revolutionaries. During the reign of Emperor Na poleon III ho and tho empress visited Normnndy nnd had arranged to spend a couplo of dnys at Kvreux. M. Jan vier do la Monte, who was tho pre fect, learned that tho revolutionaries Intended to hiss tho sovereigns as thoy passed, and so ho summonod tho leaders of tho movement and told them that ho know of their plot. "If you carry out your plan," said ho to thom, "you will get six months In prison; If you do not, your frlonds will nccuso you of cowardice and trea son. As a way out of tho difficulty I propose to lock you up at onco until the emperor has gono." Tho conspir ators nccoptod tho terms offered them. After the emperor nnd empress had gono tho prefect went In person to ro- , leaso hl3 prisoners, who had had such a plensant tlmo that they greeted him with cries of "Long II vo tho protect!" to which M. Janvier do la Monto, who was a man of wit, replied: "My friends, do not overdo It." Incomprehensible. An eccentric minister in Virginia was noted for quaint sayings. Ho was tho ownor of u fino yoko of oxen, and, losing ono of thom a loss ho could (11 afford was well nigh Inconsolable. ' his good wife, endeavoring to comfort him, quoted: "Tho I.ord givcth, and tho Lord taketh away." "Yes, Eliza-' both. I know; hut I can't sco what the Lord wanted with an odd steer." KNOWS NOW Doctor Was Fooled L His Own Case for a Time. It's easy to understand how ordi nary pcoplo got fooled by coffee whon doctors themselves somotlmos forget Uio facts. A physician speaks of his own ox porlcnco: "I had used coffee for years and really did not exactly hollovo It was Injuring mo although I had palplta tlou of tho heart ovory day. "FInnlly ono day a sovoro and al most fatal attack of heart troubluf frightened mo and I gavo up b)i'i tea and coffco, using Postum Instoau, and slnco that time I hnvo had nbso- lutoly no heart palpitation oxcopt on t ono or two occnslons whon I tried a $ smnll quantity of coffoo which causod 'f sovore Irritntlon and proved to rao I must lot It alono. , "Whon wo began using Postum It ' ' , . Boomed weak thnt was bceauso we did not mnko It according to dlroc- tlons but now wo put n llttlo bit of butter In tho pot when boiling nnd al low the Postum to boll full 15 minutes which gives It tho proper rich flavor ' and tho deep brown color. "I have advised a gront many of my frlendr nnd patients to leave off coffco and drink Postum; In fact, I dally give this advk'o." Namo given by Postum Co., Jlattlo Croek, Mich. ' Many thousands of physicians uso ' Postum In placo of tea nnd coffco In H their own homes nnd preacrlbo It to patients. "Thero's a reason." ' A remarkable little book "Tho Road ( to Wellvllle" can bo found in each ' :?4- packaco.