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The Bow of Orange Ribbon f
H A ROMANCE OF NEW YORK
H Dy AMELIA E. DAR.R.
B J Author of'FtUnd Oil vlfk.""!. Thou ani (! Other On,"Eo.
BBl X Copyright, lffis, by Dodd, Uead nd Company. J
H 4-M-'r-5
H CHAPTER XI. (Continued.)
HHg And It was during this liotir of trial
HH to Miriam, that Jorls ai talking to
HHJ Lysbct ot her. It did him good to put
HHJ his fears Into words, for Lysb't's
HHJ assurances wcro comfortablo; mid aa
HHJ It had been a day full of feeling, ho
HHJ was weary and went earlier to his
HHJ room than usual. On the contrary,
HHJ Lysbct was very wakeful. Slio car
HHJ rlcd her sewing to tho candle and sat
HHJ down to think.
HHJ In tho midst of her reflections,
HHJ Itram rctumod. She had not expect-
HHJ od him so early, but the sound of his
HHJ foot was pleasant. Ho camo In slowly,
HHJ and, after somo pottering. Irritating
HHJ delays, bo pushed his father's chair
HHJ tack from the light and with a heavy
HHJ sigh sat down In It.
HHJ "Why sigh yon so heavy, Dram?
HHJ Every sigh still lower sinks tho
HHJ
HHJ "A light heart I shall never have
HHJ again, mother. For mo thero Is no
HHJ hopo. So qulci and shy was my
HHJ
HHJ "Oh, indeed! Of all tho coquettes,
HHJ tho quiet, shy ones aro tho worst."
HHJ "No coquette is Miriam Cohen. My
HHJ lovo llfo is at an end, mother."
HHJ "When began It, Dram?"
HHJ "It was at tlio time of tho duel. I
HHj loved her from tho first moment. O
HHJ mother, mother!"
HHJ "Docs sho not love you!"
HHJ "I tlilnk bo; many sweet hours wo
HH havo had together. My heart was full
HH
HH "Well, then, my son, bo not easy to
HH loso thy heart Try onco more."
HH "Useless It would be. Miriam Is
HH not one of those who say 'no' and
HH thon 'yes.'"
HH "Nearly two years you havo known
HH her. That was long to keep you In
HH hopo and doubt. I think sho Is a
HH ooquetto."
HH "You know her not, mother. Vory
HH few words of lovo havo I dared to say.
HH Wo have been friends. I feared to
HH- loso all by asking too much."
HH "Then, why did you ask her to-
HH olghtT It would havo been bettor had
HH your father spoken first to Mr. Co
HH
HH "I did not ask Miriam to-night. She
HH spared mo all sho could. This Is what
sho said to mo, 'Dram, dear Dram, I
HH, ' fear that you begin to lovo me, be-
HH. ;i causo I think of you very often. And
HHfr, w my grandfather has Just told me that
Hji I am promised to Judah Dclasco of
HKn London. In tho Bumincr ho will como
Ki hero and I shall marry him.'"
r "What said you thon?"
H "Oh, I scarco know! Dut I told hor
Bv bow dearly I loved her and I asked
m j her to bo my wlfo."
j "And sho said what to thco?"
" i t "'My father I must obey. Though he
B. ,-told mo to slay myself, I must obey
i blm. Dy tho God of Israol, I havo
Br jj promised It often.'"
H II "Sho Is a good girl. I wish that you
v ) hAl won her, Dram." And Lysbet put
U down hor work and went to her son's
K-f"i j sldo; and with a great sob Dram laid
B his hoad ngalnst hor breast.
K "As ono whom his mother comfort-
Hf thr" Oh, tondor and wonderful con-
HHf solution! It Is tho mother that turns
HB tho blttor waters ot llfo Into wine.
B Dram talked bis sorrow over to his
f mother's lovo and pity and sympathy;
B ' and when sho parted with him, long
f i aftor the midnight, sho said cheer
Bs fully, "Thou bast a bravo soul, mljn
BBl. soon, mljn Dram; and this trouble Is
BHV not all for thy loss and grief. A swcot
BHV. memory will this beautiful Miriam bo
HH as long as thou 11 vest; and to have
HH lorod well a good woman, will inako
HH Uioo always a better man for It."
CHAPTER XII.
BBl
H" London Life.
t Tho trusting, generous letter which
, ," Jorls had written to his son-in-law
, airlvod a few days beforo Hydo's do-
- I parturo for London.
HJj I Hydo know well tho Importance of
HE ' Kathcrlno'B fortune. It enabled him
HH i to faco his relatives and friends on
H a vory much bettor footing Uian ho
HH , had anticipated. So ho was no longor
HftT averso to mooting his former compau-
ft Ions; oven to thorn, a rich wife would
HH excuse matrlnmony.
HHJ Ills first social visit was paid to his
HB mntornal grandmother, tho lowagor
BB t Lady Capel. Ho found ter In tho
' most careless dishabille, wlglcss and
BH. ', anpalnted, and rollod up comfortably
i i in an old wadded morning gown that
HBi had seen years of snuffy scrvlco. Dut
H oho had outlived hor vanity. Hydo had
E chosen tho very hour In which shu had
nothing whatever to amuso her, and
H;- bo was a vc elcomo Interruption.
H, And, upon i whole, ho llkod her
K-, So she heard tho rutno ot Hyde's
t aword and tho clatter of his feet on
Hi itho polished stairs, with a good deal
H of satisfaction. "I have him hero and
Hl) I shall do my best to keep him horo,"
Hli abo thought "Why should a proper
Hll young fellow Uko Dick bury himself
JMBJi fttlro In tho fens tor a Dutch woman?
Hj In short, sh has had enough, and too
H much, of him. Ills grandmother has
H i a prior claim, I hopo, and then Ara-
H bella Suffolk will holp me. I foresee
H talschlet and amuhoment Well Dick,
j, yoa rascal, so you have had to leave
H , . America! I expected It Oh, sir, I
H ' are heard all about you from Ade-
j j Witde! You are not to he trusted,
H I "either among men or women. And
H ; ; , pray where Is the wlfo you mado such
H jf '. fracas about? Ih she In London
H' I tvlth you?"
I '
u
"No, madam; s!io preferred to re
main at Hyde, and I havo no happi
ness beyond her deslro."
"Hero'B llnrnol Hero's constancy!
And you hnvo been married a whole
year! I am struck with admiration."
"A wholo year a year of divino
hnpplnvss, I aesuo you."
"Lord, sir! You will bo tho laugh
ing stock of tho town If you talk In
such fashion. They will havo you In
tho playhouses. Pray let us forget
our domestic joys a llttlo. You can
mnko n good flguro In tho world;
and as your cousin, Arabella Suffolk
Is staying with me, you will bo tho
propcrcst gallant for her when Sir
Thomas Is at tho House. Hero comes
Arabella, and I am anxious you should
mako a flguro In her eyes,"
Arabella came In vory quietly, but
sho seemed to tako possession of the
room ns sho entered It She had a
bright, piquant faco, a tall, graceful
form, and thtt air of high fashion
which Is perhaps qulto as captivating.
Arabella mado Hydo a pretty, mock
ing courtesy, and ho could not help
looking with somo lntorcst at tho wo
man who mluht havo been his wife.
Kathcrino was Ignored In tho con
versation that followed, nnd Hydo did
not feel any deslro to bring oven her
namo Into such a mocking, jeering,
perfectly heartless conversation. He
was content to laugh and let tho hour
go past In (Urn-Hams of criticism and
persiflage.
A couplo of hours pnsscd; and then
It becamo evident, from tho pawing
nnd snorting outsldo, that his horso's
pntlenco was quito exhausted. Hydo
went away In an excitement of hopo
nnd gay anticipations. A momentary
gianco upward showed him Lady
Cnpel and Lady Suffolk at tho window,
watching him; tho withered old wo
mnn In hor soiled wrappings, the
youthful beauty In all tho bravery of
her white and gold poudesoy. Ho
mado them a saluto, and then, In a
clamor ot clattering hoofs, ho dashed
through tho square
During tho next six months society
mado an Idol ot Capt Hyde, and, If
ho was not at Lady Arabella's feet,
ho was certainly vory constantly at
her stde.
Hydo loved his wife, lovod her ten
derly and constantly; ho folt himself
to bo a bettor man whenever bo
thought of her and his llttlo son, and
ho thought of them very frequently;
and yet his eyes, his actions, tho tones
of his volco dally led his cousin, Lady
Suffolk, to Iraaglno hw-BClf tho om
pross of his henrt and life. Unfortun
ately, his military duties wero only
on vory raro occasions any restraint
to him. His days wcro mainly spent
in dangling after Lady Suffolk and
other fair dames. And It must bo
romembored that tho Kngllsh women
ot that day wore such as England
may well hopo never to seo again. In
tho higher classes thoy married for
monoy or position, nnd gavo them
selves up to Intrigue. Thoy drank
deeply; they played high; they very
Bcldom went to church, for Sunday
was tho fashlonablo day for all kinds
ot frivolity and amusement. And as
tho men ot any generation aro Just
what tho women mako them, Eng
land nover had sons so profligate, so
profano and drunken. Tho clubs,
especially Drooke's, wero tho nightly
scenes ot Indescrlbablo orgies. Gam
bling was tnclr serious occupation;
duels woro ot constant occurrence
Such a llfo could not be lived ex
cept at frightful and generatly ruinous
oxpenso. Hydo was soon embarrass
od. Towards Christmas bills began
to pour In, creditors becamo lmpor
tunato, and, for tho first tlmo In his
llfo, creditors really troubled him. Tho
tncomo from Hydo Manor had never
been more than was required for tho
expenses ot tho placo; and tho Inter
est on Katherlno's monoy had gono,
though ho could not tell how. Ho
was dostltuto of ready cash, and ho
foresaw that ho would havo to borrow
somo from Lady Capel or somo othor
accommodating friend.
Ho returned to barracks ono Sun
day afternoon, and was moodily think
ing over tboso things, when his order
ly brought him i letter which had ar
rived during bis absence. It was from
Kathorlno. His faco flushed with
delight as bo read It, so sweet and
tender and iuro was tho neat eplstlo.
"Sho wants to seo me. Oh, tho dear
onol Not more than I want to seo
hor. Fool, villain, that I am; I will
go to hor. Kathcrino! Katui My
dctr llttlo Kato!" So he ejaculated
kj he paced his narrow quarters, and
tried to arraugo his plans tor a Christ
mas visit ot his wlfo und child.
He had determined to ask Lady
Capel for a hundred pounds; and he
thought It would bo the best plan to
mako his request when she was sur
rounded by company, and under the
plcasureablo excitement of a winning
rubber. And If the circumstances
proved adverse, then he could try his
fortune In tho hours ot her morning
retirement.
Tho mansion In Berkeley Square
was brilliantly lighted when ho ap
proached it. Sunday night was Lady
Capel's great card night, tad the
rooms wero full ot tables surounded
by powdered and painted beauties
Intent upon tho gamrt and the gold.
The odor of musk was everywhere,
and tho sound of tho tapping ot gold
fus, and tho sharp, technical calls
of tbe gamesters, ana tne hollow
laughter of hollow hearts. .
Not vory hopefully ho approached
Lady Capel. Sho had been unfortun
ato all the evening and was not ami
able. "Dick, I am angry at you. I havo a
mind to banish you for a month."
"I am going to Norfolk for two
weeks, mndam."
"That will do. It Is a worso punish
mont than I should have given you.
Norfolk! Thero Is only ono word
between it and tho plantations. Qlvo
mo your arm, Dick; I shall play no
moro until my luck turns. Losing
cards aio dull company."
"I am very sorry that you havo been
losing. I enme to nsk for tho loan of
a hundred pounds, grandmother."
"No, sir, I will not lend you a hun
dred pounds; nor am I In tho humor
to do anything olso you deslro."
"I mako my apology for tho request
I ought to have asked Kathcrlnc."
"No, sir you ought not to have ask
ed Kathcrlnc, You ought to tal;o what
you want Jack Capel took every
shilling ot my fortuno and neither
said, 'by your leavo,' nor 'thank you.'
Did tho Dutchman tlo the bag too
close?"
"Councillor Van Hcomsklrk left It
open, In my honor. When 1 am
scoundrel enough to touch It, I shall
not ccmo and seo you at all, grand
mother." "Upon my word, a very pretty com
pllmentl Well, sir, I'll pay you a hun
dred pounds for It Whon do you
start?"
"To-morrow morning."
"Mako It afternoon, and take caro of
mo as far as your aunt Julia's. And I
daresay you want money to-night.
Hero aro tno keys of ray desk. In tho
right hand drawer aro some rouleaus
of fifty pounds each. Tako two."
Tho weather, as Lady Capel said,
was "so very Dcccmbcrlsh" that tho
roads wero passably good, being fro
zen dry and bard, and on tho evening
of tho third day Hydo camo in sight
of his home. His heart warmed to
tho lonely place: and tho few lights in
Its windows beckoned him far moro
pleasantly than tbe brilliant llluuml
nations ot Vauxhall or Almacks, or
even tho cold splendors ot royal re
ceptions. Ho had given Kntherlno no
warning of his visit. Ho wanted to
seo with his own eyes, and hear with
his own cars, tho glad tokens of her
happy wonder.
Tho kitchen tiro threw great lustres
across the brick-paved yard; nnd the
blinds In Katherlno's parlor wcro un
drawn, and Its lira and cnndlo light
shono on tho freshly laid tea tabic,
and tho dark walls gleaming with
bunches ot holly and mistletoe. Dut
sho was not there. Ho only glanced
Insldo tho room and then, with a
smllo on his faco, went swiftly up
stnlrs. Ho had noticed tho light in
tho uppor windows, and ho knew
whero ho would find his wlfo. Dcforo
ho reached tho nursery ho heard
Katherlno's voice. Tho door was a
llttlo open, and ho could seo every
part ot tho charming domestic scone
within tho room. A middle-aged
woman waB quietly putting to rights
the sweet disorder Incident to tho
undressing ot tho baby. Kathorlno
had played with It until they wero
both a llttlo Hushed nnd weary and
sho waB softly singing to tho drowsy
child at her breast.
Over and over, softer and slower,
went the melody. It was evident that
tho boy was asleep and that Kathcrino
was going to lay him In his cradlo.
Ho watched her do It; watched hor
gently tuck In tho cover and stand
for a moment to look down at tho
child. Then with a face full ot lovo
sho turned away, smiling, and qulto
unconsciously camo toward him on
tiptoes. With his face beaming, with
his arms opened, he entered; but
with btich a sympathetic understand
ing ot the sweet need ot sltcnco and
restraint, that thero was no alarm,
no outcry, no fuse or amazement
Only a whispered "Katherlne," and
tho Bwlft rapture ot meeting hearts
and lips.
(To be couttnncd.)
BROUGHT THEM TO TIME.
Why Criticism of New York's Finest
Hotels 8uddenly Stopped.
"Somo years ago I was dining with
a party of wealthy Westerners In New
York City," Bald Mr. Dcnjamln T.
Leslie, ot Montana, to a Washington
Post reporter. "Among thera wero
Marcus Daly, Charlie Droadwater, ox
Gov Hauser, Hon. Tom Carter, Bona
tor W. A. Clark, John W. Mackay,
"Lucky" Daldwln and E. E. Uonner.
"It seems that no two ot them wero
stopping at tho samo hotel, and each
had a grlevanco against tho hostolry
whero ha put up. Ono said he meant
to quit the Fifth Avenue; another In
veighed against tho Waldorf; a third
thought that Dolraonlco's was terribly
overrated, and so on. Not ono bad a
good word to say of any ot the taverns
or eating houses ot dotham, and
thero was special criticism ot the
food.
"Flually, after thero was a little lull
In the choruses of adverse criticism,
old man Donner burst Into a loud
laugh. When asked the cause ot his
merriment, Donner said; 'I've been
listening to you fellows talk, and I
tell you frankly, you glvo mo a pain.
To hear such tit you i in down these
well establishments la Now York Is
enough to mako tho angels weep. Wfcj,
It hasn't been so many years sine
I'vo seen every ono ot jou squatted oa
the grass ot tho pralr), eating beans
out of a trying pan wltu your fingers."
"It was the everlastlo truth, and
the knocking of tho hotels ceased
1 right there."
It may as well b admitted thst
there aro some autosoMllita who no
not try to run o.er poe4.
MRS. HAROLD STAGG.
Copjrliht, 1890 and 1(91 17 Bobert Bonner's Sons.
CHAPTER XI. (Continued.)
"Don't disturb yourself; you are to
sing," sho cried to Struthcrs, who
started up as though to tako his turn
at swinging hor. "I am enjoying it so
much."
Ho thought a llttlo and began once
moro with onn of Moore's short lovo
songs, and a second, and still a third
time ho mndo a now cholco beforo tho
humor seized him to desist or her to
speak. Then they chancd to look up
at tho samo moment nnd to perceive
that tho professor's head had fallen
forward on his breast and that ho was
no lonr.T smoking.
"Ho Is asleep," said Eleanor, In a
whlspor. Thon, as she watched the
electrician lay the banjo softly besido
him, she added with enthusiasm: "It
must bo an endless delight to bo ablo
to sing llko that."
"It Is a relaxation to me from my
work, at any rntc. Your undo scorns
to llko to hear mo, and nono of tho
neighbors havo complained as yet."
Eleanor, shrouded In tho hammock,
was able to peep at him through tho
network without being observed. The
moonlight fell upon him In such a way
thnt his features were thrown Into ro
llof. They wero refined nu1 suggested
a sonslttvo temperament Eleanor said
to herself that ho was fifty-fold more
Interesting to hor than Owen Pago nnd
tho other young men with whom sho
had associated during the past year.
Thero was, moreover, something shy
and unsophisticated about thiB ono,
which gave her a sense of composure
which It was rather pleasant to feel.
"Have you lived hero long, Mr.
Struthcrs?" sho asked.
"Only about six months In this
house. Dut I wno born and brought up
In tho city. Last summer I was gradu
ated from tho school ot mines."
"So you havo begun your llfo-work,"
sho replied, wistfully.
"I nm Immensely Interested In elec
tricity. Sooner or later I hope to ob
tain a position cither with somo large
concern that puts In electrical plants
or regular employment as a consulting
engineer In such matters."
He spoko with a direct simplicity
that attracted Eleanor. He seemed so
modest and yet so self-reliant wlthaL
"Then wo nro somewhat similarly
situated," sho was tempted to reply;
"only you have your work already In
a measuro provided and mapped out
and I am still an Idler porforco."
"You?" ho ejaculated, wonderlngly.
She enjoyed his astonishment for a
moment without responding, then, sho
said:
"You did not know, then, that I was
looking for a position."
lie becamo confused, and It was
plain that ho was nonplussed, doubt
ful whether she was bantoring him or
no. Again sho watted, finding his em
barrassed silence and almost dis
tressed mien dollclous, by way of con
trast to tho veneered nudaclty of tho
young men .who visited hor Aunt Em-mo.
"Yea, I am going to bo a teacher;
that Is, If any ono will ongago mo. I
havo como here to ask my undo about
It Ho does not know as yet. I should
like a position In a collcgo If possible
so that I might becomo a professor In
time, If r wero fit for It. Dut I am
ready to begin at the bottom of tho
ladder, and accept anything that of
tors. Does tho Idea shock you, Mr.
Struthcrs?" "
"Shock meT Why should It?" ho
said, simply. "Only " ho addod,
and then prcclpltatoly halted, while
renewed discomfiture betrayed Itself
on his cheeks.
"Only what, Mr. Struthcrs?" Eleanor
asked, with a delighted laugh.
For rv moment ho hesitated, then
suddenly raising hla eyes, ho an
swered: "Only I had liot supposed you to bo
that kind of a young lady."
"And what kind ot a young lady
had you supposed mo to bo, Mr.
StrutherB?"
Ho evidently realized that his hold
tioss had merely drawn htm on tho
thinner Ice, tor ho seemod to undergo
contortions beforo her Interrogatory
and laughing gianco. she had raised
herself Is the hammock as she spoke,
and was looking full at him. Dut It
plainly waB not his wont to rescuo
himself from peril by Btibterfuge, for
after a moment ot agonized confusion,
be said, with the samo dlrectnoss as
before:
"I assumed you were rich, and that
It would not have occurrod to you to
do anything ot that sort"
"In other words, you took me for
a frivolous butterfly ot fashion."
Eleanor was sorry the moment sho
bad spoken, and realized tho flippancy
of her remark tho more keenly as he
answered In a tono that was free from
any suggestion that bo was punishing
his tormentor:
"It does not follow, does It, because
one Is rich, that one has to be a frivol
ous butterfly?"
There was a naive searching for
truth in the Interrogative form ot his
reply, and tbe sole evidence ot Inten
tional satire lay In tho fact that he
returned her gaze without flinching.
Even the woundod worm will turn.
"I deserve tho rebuko, Mr. Struth
era. Dut I am nnlthcr rich nor a but
terfly, I hopo. Since I have said so
much, I should enlighten you oxactly
as to the truth. I suppose you meant
that because I havo a moro or less
prosperous air, It was fair to assumo
that It was not necessary for me to
earn my own living. Woll, In one
sense It Is not. I havo an uncle an
other uncle who Is very rich, I be
Hove, and who Is willing to have me
llvo with him aa long oh I like. Ho
has been very kind to mo. When my
father died a year and a half ago, ho
Undo Harold came out West and
Insisted thnt I and my brothers should
return to Now York with him to his
home, nnd thero I havo lived over
since. I enmo on my brothers' ac
count. Thoy wero to bo sent to
school, and I told my Uncle Harold
then that It was my wish to bo a
teacher. Tho boys aro well cared for
now, so thnt I nm nt llborty to carry
out my Intention. The only troublo
Is" Eleanor paused, realizing that
It was rather ludicrous that she should
unbosom her perplexities further, yet
an Inexplicable Impulse unsealed her
lips again, and sho continued "the
only trouble la that they or particu
larly my aunt do not understand nt
nil why I should wish to lenve them.
Sho nnd my undo hnvo both been
exceedingly kind nnd generous to mo;
they havo an exqulslto house, whero I
havo everything my heart could de
slro in the way of luxury, nnd nothing
would pleaso them more than that I
should remain with them until until
I am married," sho said, with a little
laugh. "Aunt Emma Is bent upon my
mnrrying, and I'm afraid It will brenk
her heart If I don't Dut a woman
can't afford to throw nway her wholo
futuro merely In order to bo married.
Why should a womsn glvo up her life
work moro than n man?" sho added,
cngerly. "Would a man would you,
Mr. Struthcrs?"
Struthcrs blushed. "I havo never
been In love," ho snld.
"For tho mntter of thnt, neither
havo I," she respondod, gnyly. "It Is
merely a supposititious caso, so far. ns
thnt goes. Dut docs it not como to
the same thing when Aunt Emma says
that If I becomo a teacher I shall cut
myself off from tho possibility of ever
making a brilliant match; for, of
course, Mr. Struthcrs, I shall nover
put up with a match that is not. bril
liant." Tho fall of the professor's plpo re
lieved tho young electrician from thoi
necessity of replying to this last ob
servation, for, aroused by tho noise,
Undo Phlneas opened his eyes and sat
upright
"I verily bellevo I havo been snooz
ing." "I verily bellevo you havo, Undo
Phln," Eleanor answered, and she and
Mr. Struthers laughed gleefully.
The professor looked at hla watch.
"Twenty-five mlnutos to eleven 1"
he cried. "Hero, you young people,
this will nover do. Roof Park closes
nt halt-past ten sharp. And what Is
more, young man, you forgot our cof
fee" "So I did, sir," stammered Struth
ers. "I apologize."
Tho professor shook his head In
credulously. "Again I verily bcllovo that It wns
dono on purpose, In order that I might
fall asleep. The young against the old!
History repents Itself night after
night, and. worst ot all, tho moon.
who used to havo the reputation of be
ing circumspect in such matters, winks
halt tho time at what is going on, and
leaves us In the dark tho rest." Ho
rose, and after a last survey ot tho
brilliant heavens, led tho way to tho
opening. "Come, It la tlmo for bed."
"I shall petition tho trustees ot Roof
Park to-morrow that In futuro tho
gates remain open an hour later,"
said Struthers, quietly, as ho offered
his hand to Eleanor to assist her ovor
the sill.
"Dut that will not holp us to-night,"
she replied, with a sigh, looking up re
gretfully at the glorious moon. "A
woman never thinks of to-morrow."
CHAPTER XII.
, A fortnight had slipped away before
Eleanor had realized that time was
passing. The dayB wero so very much
alike. What delightful afternoons they
passed together! Whon tho picture
stores and book-stores woro no longer
new, they visited tho markets and
tho hospitals and tho school houses
and tho public institutions places
whero Eleanor had nover been and
which sho had longed to see. And
whllo they peregrinated thus, she
never wearied of her uncle's discourse.
He had sojourned In many strango
placos and seen muny strango things
in the courso of the quarter of a cen
tury bo had devoted to studying the
earth's formation, and ho had facts
and anecdotes at his fingers' ends.
So matters went until dinner time,
then Mr. Btruthers descended from his
attic, and they all set out to dine to
gether at somo restaurant, and twice
tho electrician was lured from his
work In the early afternoon and car
ried off to ono ot tho popular resorts
beside tho sea. Dut Roof Park was
not neglected. Almost every evening
the moon found them thero drinking
tho coffeo prepared by Mr. Struthcrs In
his laboratory, and notwithstanding
this bevcrago It Invariably happened
that Undo Phlneas tell asleep before
tlio singing was at an end.
Over and over agalu Kleancr was on
tho point ot broaching to her uncle
the question of hor futuro, but some
how the words lingered on her lips.
Was It not probablo that, like her
Aunt Emma, ha would suggest that
she paint on china or glvo lessons In
whist In order to satisfy her yearnings
to bo usefully employed? Tho moro
she pondored tho matter the greater
was her doubt aa to what view he
would take, and yet her deslro for a
dcflulto occupation was growing dally.
On several occasions, while she and
the -professor were-slttlng-toxethor, bis
faco had assumed the peculiar con-
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somcthlrg on his mind. Ever slnco bis H
slirlnklr.q from her proffered confl- H
dence, he had, unknown to Eleanor, H
boen a victim ot remorso and had H
beon trying to screw up his courago bo H
lar ns to request her to mako a state- H
ment of her perplexities. Thus it bap- H
pened that there wcro occasional
lapses In their conversation, when
each sat tongue-tied In tho presence of H
the other, yet wholly unawaro ot the H
other's uneasiness. H
Rcmoro proved In tho end tho moro H
potent factor, nnd Uncle Phlneas was H
tho first to speak. It was Just after H
luncheon, when ho had fortified his H
flagging resolution with beer and sand- HH
wlchcs. jH
"My dear," ho began, nnd then H
As this wns not his ordinary phrase H
In addressing her, Eleanor looked at H
him inquiringly, realizing that what H
ho had to say must bo out of tho com- H
mon H
"My dear," ho resumed, "I am afraid
you got an Impression tho other day H
tho day you arrived, you remembor H
from my manner when you spoko to H
mo of wishing to ask my advlco as to VMVJ
somo matter that I was eh not ox- H
actly encouraging. You see, I felt some
natural dlflldcncc, as I told you at the
tlmo, In meddling with affairs of tho H
heart, which aro rather outsldo tho
experlenco of an old bachelor llko H
me." Ho paused, and laughed ner- H
vously, then, as though he wero deter- H
mined, now that tho plungo was taken, H
to faco tho situation squaroly, bo said, B
with an earnest air, "Dut, my dear, If I M
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helping you reach a decision about H
any matter, you must speak and let H
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bearlshness, for you nro the npple of H
my eye ,ns you ought to know, and I H
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happy, and mnko a success ot life, H
than I am for anything else In the M
world. Como," he added, more blltho- M
ly, gaining caso through his own sin- M
cerity, "mako a clcau breast ot It Lot H
me know tho facts In tho caso, and I BAVJ
will do tho best I can to solvo your M
difficulties." H
Eleanor, who had listened to him at H
first perplexedly, was regarding him M
now with blushing morrlmcnt M
"There is a mntter I wish to speak M
to you about, Uncle Phln, but It isn't M
In tho least of tho kind you evidently H
Biipposo. I rather think that I qulto H
agree with what you said tho other H
day, that In lovo affairs a woman had H
better make up her own mind with- H
out asking anybody's advlco even ad- fl
vlco as senslblo as yours would surely H
bo; and you must onco and for all get VMVJ
tho Idea out of your head I can't fl
Imaglno how It over got thero that fl
I am In lovo or engaged, or thinking M
about being engaged, or, In fact, that fl
tho notion of marriage Is anywhero M
lurking In my brain. Now, it you will BMB
promlso mo this, and say that you M
bellevo mo on your word ot honor, VMVJ
I'll tell you what I really wish to havo M
your advice about You believe me, M
don't you, Undo Phln? M
"Of courso, It you say so, Peach M
Blossom; you ought to be tho best M
Judge," ho answered, with an equlvo- U
cal nlr, as ho struck a match to light VAVJ
his meerschaum. M
Eleanor leaned forward and blow M
out tho flame, and snatched up tho
matchbox from tho table. M
"You aro a. pcrvcrso, obstinate
man," sho cried. "Now you shall not BAVJ
have a single whiff until you tell mt
you aro convlncod I am speaking the fl
truth." Sho sat down on the arm ot M
his easy chair, and bending over, M
looked Into bis eyes. "What have I M
said or dono to mako you lmaglno any M
thing so absurd?" M
"Why absurd?" he asked, restored M
to equanimity. U
"Of course It would be absurd. I U
don't Intend to think ot marriage for M
flva years it over." fl
"'Mcthlnks tho woman doth protest M
too much.' " U
(To bo continued.) M
MRS. PULLMAN WA8 SURPRISED H
Widow of the Late Car Magnate Gets M
a Severe Jolt. B
A well known Ombrldgo (Mass.) St
doctor. In tho mee'.lng ot a society 9BV.
held at his homo a short tlmo ago, B
gave the following anccdoto relative- fl
to Mrs. Gcorgo Pullman, widow of the BH
late car magnate A friend or mine )
(the name might havo been Anderson) knflB
was HI with shaking palsy. Ho was a HbB
western man and had many pocullar- jJ
Itlea. Ono was that when ho went Into jvAVJ
u placo whero It wns warm ho would BBI
take oft his Jacket He came to me .'VMV
for advlco, and I referred him to & BBl
New York specialist Ho called upon 'JhBB
the doctor ono day and, taking oft his -vAl
coat, sat down In a chair. :'Vb1
Shortly afterwards two well dressed IH
ladles entered and both looked at M
him In astonishment Ono was about lfl
to leavo. Tho other said that she 'BH
would send In her card and have the 'U
man removed. They evidently thought ,BH
he was Intoxicated. The doctor cam BBJ
out In responso to tho .card, with . JBJ
smiling face. Ho bowed to Mrs. Pull- flj
man and then to Mr. Anderson. He SwAl
then Introduced the latter to tbe great BJ
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When Mr. Anderson caught the iBH
name "Pullman" he asked If she was 'BH
the wlfo of George Pullman. She an jH
swored affirmatively. He said: "Well, BH
I am glad to meet you. I remember BH
'George' when ho usod to work tor HH
mo tor 2 60 a day." BJ
The First locomotive. H
The ctntenary ot the locomotive IBB
vas eclobrated at Camborne last BH
Christmas ovo. The Inventors ot the HH
first locomotive to make a successful HH
run wero Richard Trevlthlck aad HH
Andrew Vlvlau. HB

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