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THE BUKLUNUTOiN, VT., Fit Kill l'KESS : Fill J) A V, JANUARY 22, lsS(5 TWELVE PAGKS
LWrlllcii fur tho l'ri'H Pros' and Times
Hy I'ruiicos Hodgson Itnrnett.
Author or "That I.nss o' Uiwrlo'a," "t.oulsl
Htm," "Thromrh Ono Admliilstrii
tlon," olc, etu.
Continued from bit Saturday.
"He does not like to spunk of him, poor
follow," said .Mrs. Huntingdon once. "Ho
fuels too deeply that silence Is better.
How few men there uru who would not
feel tempted toconlide in us mid tell the
whole story. It Is most delicate and gen
erous. One Is forced to admire and re
It was impossible to keep Intact the
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nub iuiuiiiu lu ,1IL, f uvrv J lilllll l
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ton. . was iiiM.oss,u,u in ikiioio mm-
to rid the atmosphere of him, as It wuru. j
'inoy couiii not urive without, ineeiim linn
driving also, using his cousin's su
perb horses with an air of uiitlru proprie
torship. They could not go to church
without finding themselves either before,
behind or beside him. He seemed to be
Invited to occupy a seat in every pew with
in a fuw yards of them. They could not
accept an invitation without being sure of
seeing him loom up above the guests of
ordinary size and make himself a sort of
focus for all wandering eyes.
"I suppose," .Mrs. Huntingdon said,
"people receive him for his cousin's sake.
And it is more than probable that they do
not know all."
Shu did not herself "know all." Nell
did not tell her "all." since there .seemed
no help for it, why should shu tell her
that she was thrown with .Mr. Jack Ham
ilton continually and that she had grad
ually learned to understand that his ap
parently accidental nearness to heron all
occasions was the result of deliberate inten
tion on his part and that lie niaiHi'Uvered
with as much forethought, dexterity and
determination as If he had been a general
advancing upon a citadel. It was this de
termined air which had tlrst startled her
into realizing the situation. He was so
daring and so clever and showed such an
unfailing resource that it was Impossible
not to recognize Ills power, She had nev
er seen a man so bold and so leady, and
yet so capable of concealing his tactic-,
from ail hut the one they weru meant to
reach. Scarcely a day passed m which
she did not llnd that in spite ol herself lie
had managed to perform some trilling
service for her. If she dropped her glove
or fan it was lie wiio bent to pick it up.
If she played tennis It was lie, twice out of
thrice, who played with her, and when he
was within twenty yards of her she knew
that his eyes watched her, and that it she
looked up' she should meet them and that
they would have thu half pathetic, half
nngry appeal or question in their depth",
which always so disturbed and amazed
her. There was one habit of his which
affected her morestrongly than anything
else. Sometimes she would llnd him
standing within a few feet of her. neither
speaking nor looking at her. He would
stand so, knitting his black brows ami
bending his eyes on the ground until she
felt sure he was about to turn on her
with somu tierce question, and the very
air about him was full of silent speech.
Sho expected this question daily, and yet
when at length itcame she was as much
perturbed as if she had not anticipated it
She had been playing tennis on the llev
erly grounds one day and lie had joined
tlieiu with his cousin, and in a pause of
tho game he atood near her for some sec
onds in this manner. He looked down at
the grass and frowned and pulled his mus
tache, and then suddenly turned and
looked at her.
"Will you tell me why you bate me '-"
he asked, and Hushed with excitement as
he asked it. Nell could not steady her
voice us she answered him. She could
not steady her eyes or lips. She felt a
tremor of quick agitation pass over her,
and felt that lie must see it.
"No," shu said.
She knew that ho had seen the tremor
and was for the moment thoroughly un
happy. Ills glance as it rested upon her
the next two seconds was at once won
dering anil rellectlve.
"Hut you do hate mc" lie said.
She did nut speak.
"Yes," he said, his temper manifestly
rising, "you hate me just a-much as if
as if 1 had done something to you. And
what have I done t You won't tell me:
but you will hate me. You may call that
justice, if you like, but I"
He ended abruptly. For a few seconds
he was silent. He dragged at his mus
tache and looked away with his great
eyes shining. She saw ids big chest rise
and fall tumultuously. She actually had
the awful feeling Unit lie had been oblig
ed to stop speaking to gain time to con
Presently he turned to her again.
"If you think I will let it rest there,"
ho said, "you are wroug. If you won't
tell niu, some one else will."
"I never speak of you," said Nell, wann
ing herself, "to anyone."
"Am I. such a fellow as that!" lie ex
claimed, "that you won't even condescend
to utter my name f
Nell turned rather pale.
"Yes," she said.
It cost her a tremendous elfort to say it,
but she said it bravely. It cost her more
courage still to lace him alter she hud said
it. He looked quite white. He met her
eyes an instuntns if liu had been struck
"I don't think I believed It was quite
so bad as that," he said, mid walked away,
with his head drooping.
As she watched him go she felt utter
misery. He looked so unhappy, so crush
ed, somehow, as if sho had given him a
blow too cruel to be believed in, He was
so big ; there was so much of him to bo
wretched that it seemed as if hu must be
ntnpfi 11 ,i lin mil' Hum ii ..in i I tin. i.i , , It
more unhappy than a smaller lu.i.i. It
was liku seuing a giant tremble.
"And yet," shesaid," what right had he
to resent anything to leel anything?
Hu is a coward to speak to moot it. How
dare he i"
Hut hu dared a great deal. All the rest
of the atlernooii there was a look ot deadly
determination on his face. She saw it
when he plunged into thu game again and
it did notdle out. She knew that hu must
have miulu some desperate resolve. She
found out what it was when shu left the
pari to go home. Alter shu nail moduli
.iiiwiwu mm iiuku-i iiuu ill ici lltiuil 11III1
piiBsed through the gatu shu heard
footsteps behind the liedgu and the next
moment Mr. .lack Hamilton cleared It
witli a bound and was at her side,
"I know what you think," hu said ob
stinately. "You think that a man who
has been told what I have would bo more
clever mid civil if hu held his tongue and
kept out of the way. Perhaps you Ihink
he would be more of a man, but I don't
agrco with you on that point. It may not
be clever or conventional but a man would
bo a fool I beg your pardon--hu would
not bo much of a fellow if hu would givu
up everything without a struggle. 1 won't,
I tell you t airly. I never was as conven
tional as I ought to be, They always told
mo so. This Is the best, I can do, It
would be more dellcatu and heroic to go
away from the place and leave you and
stand It as best I could but I won't.
You like my coiniu, why should you hato
' Y iir r j-Iii Is very different from
yoi" aid Nell.
V s upped short and stared M I.i r
"hu he is. by Jove ''' ho said, but that
has never been hoarded up against, inc.
A a fellow like that" in an outburst.
Noll slopped him.
"It Is worthy ot you," shu cried, "that
you should feel so secure in that in the
dill'eieuce. It is worthy of you to speak
oi him as he does not ol you"
Ho looked iibushod a little.
"Well," lie said almost humbly, "per
haps It wasn't the thing but but," with
a sudden access of heat, "If ho Is worthy
of your notice, I am, by (ieore-u. That I
They had nearly reached the ante It
was thu most beautiful afternoon tho
little blue waves lappeil the sand
Willi a soft, caressing sound : tho sun, on
setting, threw deeu golden lights and
deep purple shadows across tho lawn ;
thu air was full of thu perfume of (lowers.
Nell felt It all intensely without knowing
wliy. She even thought it strange that
she should notice tho beauty of ttie hour,
when she was so overwrought by other
"It I were to say to you," sho began,
"that this is what a gentleman would not
do It, It would not matter to you."
"No," he said fiercely, "It wouldn't not
In the least. A man always likes a woman
. ,., . . at. .,
to say things like that to him.
,.,, Wt!le U, say to yoll," she went on,
"that a c. a gentleman would go awav
"I wouldn't go," he said. "I would
prove in) self a rulllaii by staying. I am a
rulllati, perhaps. Call mu ouu if you
"I," said Null, holding her pretty throat
verv straight. "What are you to mu t"
"Nollilmr." lie cried. "That's the worst
1 of it. There is where you have me at a
disadvantage. If I had the shadow of a
right to expect you even to look at mu I
could go to some and spunk about you, or
; get help. Hut I am not such a Milium as
to talk you over, even to save mysull. Any
woman has a right to feel mi antipathy
, to a man and he has no right to complain.
! Though I suppose I am complaining."
! Nell did not utter a word. Sho would
I not. lie was looking at her with the look
' that always reminded her that bis cousin
had said, "lie has an eye like a stag's."
i On principle shu hated him at that mo
i ment for his stag's eyes,
j "If I am a rulllaii," he said, "you could
I make nie better. Women are sometimes
i kind, even to rullians. I know I am not
' what 1 ought to lie. No ouu knows better
i I liun I do what laults I have. They weru
, born in me,"
, "I do not wish to hear thuin," said
I "You would like other people to tell you
of tlium," hu said bitterly.
"I have told you that 1 never speak of
you," she answered.
She saw ills eyes Hash, and the next in
stant lie had snatched her hand, almost
"You shall tell nie !" he cried "you j
shall tell niu what I have done !"
Shu tried to withdraw her hand, but his ,
grasp was liku iron ; shu could not oven
sltr it. Her whole face Hanied. j
"Do you know " she said in u breath-1
less voice, "do you know that you are 1
using force to me." '
He started as if lie hud been shot. It i
was evident that he actually had not rea
lized it. i
"Oh, no!" he said, desperately. "What ,
a brute mid tool I am. Hut you don't
know what you are doing to me. You are
driving me mad. Let me go away!"
"The sooner the better!" she answered, I
hut before the words hud left her lips lie
had turned on' his heel and was gone. Shu I
saw nothing until shu readied the house
and entered the shaded, llower scented I
room, at the window of which shu found'
her mother standing. !
.Mrs. II untingdoii turned and looked i
at her with a rather amazed expression. ;
"Nell, dear," she said, "was that .Mr. I
Hamilton who stood at the gate with !
you ?" .
'.Mr. .Mr. .luck Hamilton, Nell i" j
"Yes, mamma." And without another
word, shelled to her own room. It seemed i
to her, in the hours she spent alone, shut1
up in its pretty, summery dimness that
surely no girl could ever have suffered in
such "a strange way before. She had al
ways been so happy in this little llowery
bower of hers that it seemed an added1
cruelty that she should sit in il feeling
such desperate unh.ippiness. It was des
perate uuliappiness she knew that belore
she had been alone llfleen minutes. She
threw herself on lier knees by her favor
ite, deep window seat. Her heart was
heating hard against her side and she was
trembling all over.
"Oh, what is thu matter with nie:-"
she said au'ain anil again in a piteous
whisper. "Oil, why do 1 teel like this ?"
She could not still herself at ml. There
seemed no Use in trying. She had been
for so long a time endeavoring to ignoiu
and control something nhich had been
advancing upon her every day and every
hour that now. when under a too great
strain she had given way lor a moment,
tile reaction was greater than she wis
ready to meet. There had been so much
toignore and set aside, there had been so
many days when she had made strong
effort s--and now it seemed to come back
at once. And try as she might she did
not remember the right tilings. The
things which came back to her were all
wrong. The times for Instance so many
of them when she hud met his eyes look
ing at her in that hall wounded, half
angry way which was somehow pathetic.
No one could deny oh, yes, it was quite
true that ho had thu most beautilul eyes
to say that they hud a look sometimes
such as you see in a beautiful dog's, or a
child's when they ask for something It
might seem nbsurb, but It was true, 'they
always seem to ask and ask, and she could
not shut out the feeling, even when lie
was not near her ut all, that hu was
asking and shu refusing though neither
uttered a woul. And then thu times when
hu hud stood silent near her, and yet it had
been as if he spoke. And the times when
they had passed each other; and thu times
when shu had not meant to watch him as
lie played tennis, and yet somehow hail
known how lie looked and moved, and
that lie was always alert anil graceful
and reaily, and his voice had always come
to her above uvery other voicu not loud
exactly, but clear mid resonant and with
a gay, laughing sound. And one day a
i had accidentally crushed it with her foot,'
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uuweruim imieu irom uer Dell ami slu
and lie had seen it across the lawn and had
stood hy It a moment and then stooped to
pick it up and no one butthemselves had
seen mid she had stood perfectly motion
less as if she had not seen herself and yet
hud known so well and had been so angry.
She was so sure shu hud been angry. I ler
hands had trembled as she stood and shu
hud played badly till through the rest of
the game and had lost it to her side.
And now ' Wnut could have been worsu
than tills alturnoon ! She could leel his
great strong hand holding hers yet. She
i druw it hastily away from
uru w it nastily away from her cheek as
she remembered it. That had been vio
lence: una had Deen enough to make nnv
girl dislike him and feel revolted. Anil'
yet, though hu had held her with such
strength hu had not hurt her; anil in an
instant lie had released her, and he liad
said she did notknow what she wiisdoiug
to him ; and hu had gone awav as If hucould
not bear it any louuur. "Oii,",sliu said, "why
do I think ot that instead of the other
tilings, I do not understand it. It is not
Shu got up and began to walk up and
down thu room.
"I am thinking of him as if I liked him,"
she whispered, as she paced to and Iro
last anil uncertainly. "I must not do
that, lie is not a man for any good girl
to like. Any girl who was good and re
llued would hate him ! 1 could not possi
bly like him. Oh, what sort of a girl Is it
wiio could know what I do and then like
a nian because lie is strong and gracelul
and has a-a strange voice mid beautiful
eves. Only the wor-.i mid most iinrcliii
i d pill could lb. that If I 111 ),ini I m,i-'
br a bad mill milliter, nt to I i . tlunns
as huii. Am 1 llko that I iiunoi be'
Oil, mamma, how could 1 lull you f I
al was told jou everything belore I lean
tell nobody I"
It became torture before long. It was
shame, it was terror I Shu heaped re
pooaclie.s upon herself ; to her sensitive,
untried, girlish mind every innocent, In
voluntary melting towards blm, every
thought assumed the proportions of a
crimu. It was something wrong In her
self. All this wickedness, she said, had
been lying dormant in her nature, and
had only waited to bu called forth by somu
one liku this. No ouu could bu any worse
than that. She put herself upon the
rack and showed no mercy.
Thu little blooming, llowery room grew
darker and darker. She was quite palu
ami exnatisted in tne enu ; snu .was over
whelmed with her own reproaches, and
yet again and again her heart would leap
as shu rememheied a look a word.
Shu stopped at last by thu mantel and !
stood there holding il with her hand. 1
"He is coarse," she said, with a great,
effort, hurrying t lie words as she forced i
them from her lips. "Ilulsb.ise; he Is dis
honorable ; hu is a coward ; lie Is a oh, a
liar I liu is falsu and low in uverytliing. ,
He Is contemptible! he Is cruel, Yes, It Is
all true. He Is hot liku a nian at all. He
And then some feeling rushed over her
somu strange wild protest against it ail
stronger than liersell and she littered a
passionate little cry mid caught at the
mantel with her other hand.
"Oil, no! no I" she cried. "Oh I no!
no! no! Dearest! Dearest!" And she
hurst Into a tempest of tears, hiding her
face and slinking in fear of this which hud
swept all belore it.
When she went down to dinner her
mother looked at her anxiously. 1
"You are really pale, Nell," shu said.
"You do not look well at all "
"I do not think 1 am well," she said.
"Perhaps 1 have been going out a little
Shu often looked pale after this so pale
that her mother's eyes followed her con-1
tinually w illi bewilderment and solicitude.
And she hud lost more than hersolteolor;
thu elasticity of her spirits seemed to have
left her. She played tennis no more, to
the great wonder of .Marion and lluster
Heverly, who spent days upon their lawn
and with difficulty iorhoru to dine with
their racquets under their arms and sleep
with them under their pillows. She
ceased to take walks alone, and no longer
went out sketching. Otten when Ihej
hud evening engagements she excused her
self on the plea of fatigue ami remained
at home. Sometimes in thu morning shu
cuuiu down with an air of lassitudu mid
with slight shadows about her eyes.
".My dear," her mother would say, "you
look as il you had not slept well."
The tlrst time she said ibis Nell glanced
at herself quickly in a mirror and faintly
"I did not sleep very well, mamma," she
"Hut, my dear," said .Mrs. Huntingdon,
"tills is something new, isn't It? You
used to sleep like a baby."
"I shall sleep so to-night, perhaps," said
Hut she did not often sleep so in thosu
days and so it camu to pass that ouu day
.Marion Heverly passing the hedge rac
quet over her shoulder with .Mr. .lack
Hamilton and stopping to speak to her as
she gathered a few roses looked at bur in
"Nell." she exclaimed, "do you know
how pale vou are ?"
"Oh, don't," said Nell. "Aunt .Maria
told me a few hours ago that I was as
white as a rag. Shu says I need exercise
ten miles a day."
Hut suddenly she was palu no longer, a
warm carnation having spread itself over
"Hut you always had such a lovely
color," persisted .Marion. "lluster and I
have hated you lor it ever sincu we were
old enough to speak. What have you been
doing? You areas bad us .Mr. Hamilton.
And how queer ! I was just upbraiding
him on thu same score."
.Mr. Hamilton broke in with somu haste,
"Yes." hu said, "she was telling me that I
Used to have a lovely color."
"You had," laughed Marion, "w lien you
came here, but now"
"I was like a blush rose," said .Mr.
Ilnniilion. "A blush rose. And now
that you have have rilled me, so to speak,
you hold me up to public scorn and draw
Hut he did not smile very naturally, as
lie looked across the hedguut Null.
"Perhaps," said Nell, meeting Ids eyes
without smiling at all, ' perhaps North
Hr.ib.int does not agree with you."
"It doesn't," lie answered Willi brevity ;
"so I am going away."
Nell dropped a rose and picked it up
and put it into tier girdle.
"Docs your cousin go with you?" she .
"He always goes with me," he replied I
with a voice containing several sugges
tions. "I am not to bu trusted alone. 1
should murder an infant or set lire to an
Aged Female's Home."
When she was lelt alonu Null returned
to the house with her roses. She toiind
her mother in her Usual seat in the bay
window, and as shu came lorward their
ejes met, though Mrs. Huntingdon did
"Yes, mainmu," said Nell, it was Mr.
.lack Hamilton, but it will notoccuragain,
for he is going away."
And after she had arranged her roses
she went upstairs to her room and remain
ed there until luncheon.
Thu next day they heard that the two
Hamilton's had gone to New York. Then
Nell began to taku walks again longer
ones than ever Mrs. Huntingdon noticed
and sometimes she played tennis, but
she did not recover tier color and contract
i ed a habit of falling into silences, from
' which she roused herself with a slight
' start when shu was spoken to. Secretly
Mrs. Huntingdon began to be very uu
i happy shu had never been unhappy about
Nell before she had never been even
anxious the girl hud always been well
, and bright and sweet in every mood.
The llaiulltons had been away about
two weeks, when one morning Mrs. Maria
Huntingdon ai rived in a statu of great
! dignity, plainly laboring under the effect
of somu deep offense perpetrated against
! "Isabel," she began in her most sonor
ous voice, "what is lids I hear about the
' 'it is impossible for me to say, Muriu,"
.replied .Mrs. Huntingdon, half uncon
sciously glancing at Nell, who sat near.
, "Hut it appears that this ,Iohn Hamil
ton is a most disreputable young man,
that his cousin supports him and watches
over him as if he was a child, that he
went to New York with him simply to try
to keep him out of mischief, mid that
1 with all ills efforts he could not uceom
i plish it, and only nst succeeded m sav
ing him from u Irighttul scandal. I never
! was so outraged in all my lile. Why, 1
knew his lather. Kussdick Dowlas was
an intimate friend of mine "
Nell laid down her book and ro-e.
i ".Mamma," she said, "I think I will
order the phaeton and go out. I .should
like to drive to lailworth and get some
new books from the library."
"Does your head uchu again, Null,"
I asked her mother.
i "Not very much, dear," the girl answer
led, only a little."
Yet when she got into her phaeton and
took the reins theru was on her facu such
j a pallor as to make it look almost liku a
She saw nothing of the beautiful road
to l.ulworth. She scarcely knew how shu
reached there. She looked straight belore
her and saw nut lung. When she entered
Hie little town mill checked her pony be-
fore the lilmm she loiind the Heverly oir
1 rlage there r- i- her. Hester and
-Marion were Uu i.'n.' ov r tin' new mag
l..lln - in "I ' 1 1 'I h,T a . .In' ci'li ie hi.
"V ll," s ,1 Hi-!, , nl, r ,l Ii v llllll-
uti s con vers.u ion, amls'ie s ild it u rmh"V
a sedate undertone "Iliiie you heard
anything about thu Hiimlltous ?"
"I suppose thuy uru still In Nuw York,"
"We don't know," said Duster lowering
her voice still nunc. "There Is a horrid
story about them, at least about Jack.
We keep hearing scuips of It. It seems
that hu Is odious odious mid always has
been only his cousin has tried to take
care of him because his mother Is so deli
cate ami suffers so through him. Lately
he lias been buluivliig better. Thuy really
had hones of him when Ills cousin brought
him here. He had promised mid vowed
all sorts of things. Ilut suddenly he In
sisted on going to New York and they say
he was worse than ever. We don't know
what hu did It must have been gliustly.
Of course people won't tell girls but
Marlon heard t'ucle Francis tell mamma
something about his being turned out of
some club by force."
"Hester," said Nell suddenly, "why
should we speak of it. It is detestable. I
"It makes one fuel cold." returned
Hester. "To think we played tennis with
"It was a mistake In his cousin to bring
him here," said Nell,
"Yes," put In Marion eagerly, "butonly
a mistake. He thought hu was doing him
good and he really believed in him this
time. Don't let us say a word against
Will Hamilton. Privately, you know, I
tliinkliuhasbeenagoo.se to waste him
self, but heroic people people who do
tilings you admire them for in the abstract 1
always are geese more or less. I simply I
delight and revel In Will Hamilton. 1 i
like even his mistakes."
Nell went back over thu bunch road
slowly. Shu tried to gather herself to
gether as she went. Shu wanted either,
to become accustomed to her pain or to
shako it oil' in some way bdoru she 1
ii ached North Hraliant. It was too hor-1
lihle to bear and hide.
"Though, perhaps," she said with a
gentle, piteous humbleness us she half j
unconsciously passed her band over her
strained eyes, "perhaps it is only because 1
I am nut used to suffering. I have been
so happy. Perhaps this Is nothing to what ,
some peonle stiller perhaps I don't ,
know; I cannot tell howl look, but' l
must not let mamma see mu ieclitig liku'
Sliedld not look liku herself at all. A
certain pedestrian who had chosen to
walk over ft nm North Hraliant, mid who
was coming toward? her a pedestrian ,
wiio thought hu had leasou to know
her face better than any other man, seeing
It In the Mist moment was so stiuck by the j
look of it ttiat he almost stopped short by I
the roadside. j
He was so intent upon her that he did
not notice where he was going, and as she
did not see him, in a moment or so more
the phaeton approached him so nearly
that shu glanced up quickly.
What shu saw was .lack Hamilton as
unlike himself as she was unlike her
self, pale, haggard, worn out, with all
the marks ot his sins upon him, even Ills
dress a little dishevelled .lack Hamilton
looking at her with great hollow, heauti-1
till eyes, ;
She scarcely breathed. Her heart gave
one wild leap, mid then seemed to stand !
quite still for several minutes, though the
whole crisis only occupied a few seconds.,
The most terrible tiling a woman with a i
lender soul can be compelled to do she i
did. She saw him make an involuntary ,
motion with Ills hum! as ll to nil tils iial.
She let her unanswering eyes rest upon
him a moment, turned them away and
drove past, leaving him standing on thu
wayside standing actually stck still.
Heiureshe had lelt him six yards be
hind she was trembling from head to
foot, her lips were quivering and her eyes
weru blinded with tears.
"I never was obliged to do anything like
that belore," she said breathlessly. "Oh,
It is a cruel tiling it is cruel. Hut it is
right. It is women who must who must
doit. Hut, oli ! was it right for mu ?"
She had never felt it so hard to facu her
mother's soft eyes as she did when she
leached home. Shu was obliged to con
fess that her drive had not cured the
headache and that it win in fact a little
"I think, dear," Mrs. Huntingdon said
"you hud butter lie down and have a cup
ot tea in your room." And shu went up
stairs Willi her and arranged her pillows
lor her, and gave bur the tea herself, and
then shaded the room and came ami stood
by her a moment, laying her hand softly
on her forehead.
"You never used to have headaches,
Nell, dear," shu said.
"No, maninia," in the lowest of humble
"I think vou must see Dr. liennett."
"Oh, no, mamma, dear. It is not bad
enough fur that."
"How would you liku a change, Nell ?
We could go to the mountains."
There was a moment's hesitation and
then Nell turned her face a little and
kissed her mother's wrist.
"Perhaps perhaps," she said. I have
thought it might lie a good thing if I do
not get better, dear. I shall lie down to
dinner. Yon will see. And she kissed
the slender wrist again."
She did come down to dinner still look
ing pule, but very pretty and soft-eyed,
and being dressed, bur mother fancied,
with a little more than usual care. She
had put on a new white dress whose lace
ruffles and jabots were lighted with loops
and knots of daffodil-colored ribbon ; mid
in fuel she bud chosen it in the hope that
it would make less of thu shadows under
Perhaps It did so, for nt hist sho per
suaded her mother that she must keep
the engagement she had for .the evening,
leaving her at home to enjojaher conva
lesceucu. "Only because 1 want to be idle," shu
said. "And because I am a little tired of
lights and peoplu and music."
Ilut somehuw thu house seemed very
still after the carriage rolled down the
1 road and she could not even bear the dis
tant sound of thu wheels. And thu rooms
seemed very empty and the hours belore
her very long. Shu wondererd what she
should do witli them and font few sec
ondsalinost wished shu had not remained.
Sho took up a book and tried to read It.
It contained uu intensely sad love story,
whoso hero was a man witli a patlietiu
grievance hu was very interesting and
treated witli the crudest iujulicu by
everybody. Sho read a few pages and
laid tlie book (low ii. It deemed to be illus
trated with it haggard face staring at her
with a blank, stunned look in its tired,
hollow eyes. Then she went to the piano,
A song stood open upon it. It was
Tosti's "Ti Kupieri." She begun mechan
ically to read aloud the words ;
"All se tu fo-si ineco,
Nell.i b.iiiiiet ii lirillin
Ci,c id lioiulu ilella liiuil
Vcdl pel mar luirs'ir
Ti lapiisi nun ben."
Her voicu fell and broke. She suddenly
covered her luce with her hands.
"Why do they write such things she
said. "Why is it all about that."
The room was too still toostill so still
that she could not bear the silence of it.
As she drew mar the window sho saw
that the grounds were Imthad in inoon
i light mid that a quivering pathway of sil
ver and pearl crossed the sea.
"1 will go and look at thu water," she
said. "It will lu cool and at least there
will hu somu sound there."
Shu was upon t liu lawn the next mo
ment. At the edge which sloped to thu
to the terrace above thu beach there stood
a little vine covered arbor. Shu meant to
go there, but did not enter at llrst. She
stood a tew moments upon thu grass
1 looking out ut tin- great beauty spiead
beloro lier-at the white bench, ill the
siiiinmei ing molten silver, at the deep
stillness of the dark blue sky wheru t lie
ur, .it l.i.r union sailed
"(ill " - In' - ii.l. a. id her volte had a
litth' In ,u wriiii'' tone "IInW enu nnv
mu be -ii wkid 11 line! ben bad
hunt a bud heart " The words died on
her Him because shu heuiil an approaching
sound, It was the sound of slow foot
steps on the terrace bulow A man was
coming towards her; a man who was tall
and young and who had square shoulders.
If his head had not been iient he would
have seen her; but his head was bent, ns
It hu was depressed or In deep thought,
and as lie walked he dragged at his mus
tashe with melancholy fierceness. Nell
turned and lied Into the arbor. Only a
few steps, and shu stood concealed and
safe behind the leaves, but she stood with
her hand at her side, her heart making
It was Jack Hamilton.
To bu continued. 1
Thu Mutter ut tho Appointment'..
In response to the call of thu Senate
committees for thu papers upon which
various suspensions of Federal olllcurs
were made, the Cabinet olllcers address
ed sent up the papers recommending
nominations and statements to tho eircct
that the good of the service appeared to
make a clmngu necessary or desirable,
but sent no copies of the charges pre
ferred. The Cabinet ofllcers seem to ru
gard the tenure of olllcu actus not giving
thu Semite power to demand the presi
dent's reasons for suspension. Many Sen
ators hold n vury dltVureiit view. One of
them is reported as saying that if the
tenure of ollice act meantanylhing it cer
alnly entitled thu Sunatu to know thu
reasons for removals. If the Cabinet olll
curs refused to give reasons for suspuli- j
slims, the Hepublicaiis could iniiku it
very unpleasant for them by culling i
them belore the committee to answer i
under until. If the administration
would say that all suspensions for which
reasons weru withheld wuru made simply ,
for political reasons that would probably
putnstopto inquiry. Thu mutter of a:
lurther attempt to obtain tho reasons,
however, is postponed until the calendar
can be cleared ot the hundreds of uomina-'
lions itKuinst which there urc no protests J
and over which there uru no contests. A
special to the New York Times says :
Senator Kduiunds, it is said, has manag
ed all'airs in thu judiciary cuminittuu in re-1
gard to the disposition of appointments I
very shrewdly, ami litis so far succeeded j
in obtaining thu information hu needed
better than his lirotherseuator.s on other I
committees. It is reported that he is very ,
much amused at the luiluruot senator Muf-:
rill to procure lor the linance committee 1
replies thai come up to thu expectations
oi liun ootiy or senators, una that he ,
usked him, witli a roguish smile, how lie ,
was going to get out ol the scrape he had ,
got into. This question is said to have I
been suggested by thu reply sent to the!
finance committee in regard to the sus
pension of Collector James Armstrong at
L'tica, and the appointment, ot Mr. Beach
of Syracuse. Secretary Manning sent up
the papers recommending thu appointment
of Mr, Heacli, and the Statement that
the suspension of Armstrong appeared to
be required in thu interest ot the in
ternal revenue service. With thu
explanation came a letter from Mr. Arm
strong addressed to Private Secretary La
ment. The letter was nut only the pro
duction of an illiterate person, but it
struck thu Republicans on the Ilniincu
committee as being so craven a hid for
Democratic protection, with intimations
of a desire to reciprocate tiy assistance to
thu Democrats if lie should lie retained in
ollice, that the Republican senators con
cluded that it would be wisu to drop
Armstrong as a bad case.
The Itimliirss Situation.
Of the trade situation Ilmihtri cl's says
Indications are that at Western distri
buting points general trade Is almost uni
formly quiet. Dry goods jobbers and com
mission houses are very Impend. Stocks
at cotton goods mills are lighter than at
t ho corresponding period one year ago,
with one exception. The production of
woollen goods is lighter proportionately
than that of cotton. Jobbers have been
buying rather freely of late. Print cloths
are higher and tinner. In raw wool there
have been quite moderate transactions,
but the tone of the market is strong.
Holders uru of thu opinion that an advance
is more likely at the present time than
three months ago, inasmuch as liianutiic
tuters are expected to buy more treely
before the end ol the month. Stocks are
reported to be I datively small. ,
Makers of pig iron do not see their way j
clear to an advance in prices in the near
future, and speculators therein are not so
anxious to buy as previously. Southern
pig iron is still coming forward. Theie
nave been no imports of Scotch pig dur
ing the week. Steel rails have been sold
at from fl to -.' per ton below the nomi
nal quotation of $X per ton which siilll
ciently comments on the lately published
interviews with prominent steel and ii on
milkers us to the condition of the market.
Petroleum is somewhat lower In price,
owning to new wells having threatened to
increase the available oil territory. The
statistical position of the product contin
ues, as heretofore, in lavor of the bulls. i
The movement of grocery staples Is small
er than at the corresponding time lust
year Dairy products are in slow demand.
Wheat is somewhat firmer, after the ,
break recently sustained. The heavy Kn
glisli stocks, added to the quantity of ,
wheal and llower " on passage " for the i
I'nited Kingdom, and to the large visible
supplies in the I'nited States mid Canada, 1
show by lur the hnviest available bread-1
stud's stocks m sight ever reported. This
is more than enough to account for the i
heaviness of the market. Indian corn and i
o.-its are rehitiveK miilj. tlrtn. Kviuirts nf
wheat have been-.nade more freely, own -
illg to the brenk ill prices. Hog products
have been higher and tinner. The foreign
demand is somewhat better, and the fall-
iug awav in i lie stipplvof hog.i contributes.
tVhcn Hby itm elck, wo favo her Cmtoria,
When tis wru a Child, she cried for Castorii,
When aha hecaine Mill, aha clang to Caatoria,
WlMjahe. had Children, she gare them CaatorU
llnla'iHnDajtna treat Oous!icur, :3c, 50ft, ?!.
Gleau'a ftuIphurWoHuhs&Uanii boautiues,25c.
Hill's Hair and Whisker Dta-Wack X liroun.SOe.
I IMkp'.TootLucbr Urupi cum in 1 llinuto.Xio.
I Deuu'l Ilbcuuiulle I'm. aro a turn cuto.SOc.
IMphtlicrlu Is a terrible disease, lei'Ulrinu
the ki eale-1 mid leal skill to effect a complete
cute, liven when Itspnwer is broken, it cIIuks
to i hi.' patient w.th iricut persistency, nun ol
, ten leaves the - stein poisoned ami protrutcd.
.lust here Homl's Mursaparllla does a vast
iimiiiint of KooiI.evpcllliiK impurities fiom Hie
lilood, kIvIiib 11 ilchnevi mid vitality, while
, II rciiovutcs anil sticiiKtliens the sysU'iu.
Era -, !i" a-ni iti:i.i.iu.i:.
I A irood and reliable lainilj medicine is Sul
phur Hitters. i:erySluliiB lor si v y a s 1
1 have been ireuhlcd with boils. Since f Iickui'
I ushu; Sulphur Hitters, I hae not Inula sluirte
lone You enu rely on Milphur Itinera every
timc.-r.'difeT ll'i" -Vi if.
'iMiif ('. JJ. M'tllii. Ftimttuir Duller, .liiyiiftii,
'llai. Iiik licen subject to ii ctiii;li inure or
Ics. Kciicralb mure, -1 will to mid my
ti'-tilii"". I" ' n V' r ol t In ci'lebriited Aihllii
s ,'- iin-li it il- mi, ni'tniit iclill. I h. ini,
wlnc'i .i"ii lelici si,,, ,i. .in i ,'nre a
en lull i no i i 1 "i "I. Hi. in ,m ' Ii nif ei c Hint
1 haw- ( vci' ti it i 1'irt li.ii pni pi.-i "
Skin Diseases Instantly Re
lieved by Cuticura.
THKAT.MI.NT.- A wiirm bath with (!UTlctlltA
HllAI". Illlll llBlllKloHlUlllciltlonOf ClfTIIIUItA
the -treat Pklu Cure. This icpeiited iluHy,
with two or three doses of CiiTlct'UA Hit
soi.vknt, Hie New lllooil Purifier, to keep the,
blood cool, the perspiration pure mid unlr
rituttnu. tlie hnwcls open, the liver nii'l klil
ney active, will spi ciltly cure Dcwinn, Tetter,
Hlnifwiirin, 1'sorliinK lclien, Prtirltu-i, Scnll
llead, IliinilriilT uiul every species ol Itchlnir,
SViily iniil I' niply Humors r tlm Scalp n(j
Skin, when thu hc.it pliyalcluns and ru mod lea
ECZEMA ON A CHILD.
Your mfit valuable CimcuiiA ItEMKlitES
hiivuiloiiuiny elill so much kooi tint I feel
like miMiiB this for the l.i;iicllt of those who
mo troubled with skla disease. My llttlo Klrl
was trim hied with lc.ema. Mint I tried overul
doctors slid medicines, hut did not do her nny
(food until I Used the Cuticuiia IlKMKim s.
which speedily eiiteil her, lor which lowuyou
many th nks and inuny nliflitn of rest.
ANTON IIUSSMII'lt, r.DiNnUHOll, I.nii.
TETTER OF THE SCALP.
1 wis almost perfectly bnlil. unused hy Tet
ter of the lop of thu sculp. I Used oHr Ci'Ti
eritA llnMKOir.s about six weeks. nnJ they
cur il in) scalp perfectly, and now my hair is
coining buck us thick us It ever was.
.1. P. CHOICi:, WllITKSIlOKO', Tkxas.
COVERED WITH BLOTCHES.
I want to tell you that jour Cuticuka Ke
soi.vknt is miiKiiltluent. About three months
into my fucu was i ovcrcd with Hlotelie-, and
afierusiinf three bottles of Itr.soi.VK.NT I was
perieotly cured litKDI'ltKiv MAITKK.
JlSr. L'llAlll.KS Sr., Nuw Olil.KOS, I.A.
KNOWS ITS VALUE.
All of your CiTicrii IIumkiuks rIvc very
good mtlsfiietlon, i ho (Yticuiia 1 especially
lecommeiiil fur the ili-cu-ci for which it is
used. I know Irom experience Its value.
lilt. II. J. I'llATT, .MiiNTIll.M), Wis.
BEST FOR ITCHING DISEASES.
One of our customers -uvs vour ri'iri nil
1(i:mi:iui:s me the best he can find for itchlnir
oltheskin. He tiled ail olhersund found no
idle! until lie Used yours.
r..i. ALimnii, jniuui-f, hisi.no his, o.
Sold everywhere. Price ; Ci.'TK I'liA, .7) ( t. ,
Soap. ai cts. : Kksoi.vf.st. f 1 ). Prepared hy
the Pottkii Hum AMiCUCMIi u. I'd., boston.
Mass. Send lor "How In ( ineskiii Ilisca-e,"
piMPI.KS. Illiieklieuds, Skin blemishes and
""lluby Humors, u-e Ci TittiiA: Soac,
SNi;i:ZK until jour
hi nd seems ictidy to lly
otf ; until your no-i and
eyes discharge excessive
lUHiitltles ol thai, Irritu
tiin?, watery Mulil ; until
your head uchc, mouth
niul throat purchc l, and
blood nt lever hi nt. This
Is uu Acute t utiinh. and
Is instantly iclicvcil by a
single dose, and perma
nently cured by one bottle of Sanfuuiis It vil
li a i. t't m. run ( atakiui.
Complete Treatment with Inhaler, $1.00.
One bottle Itadieal Cure, one bev Catarrhal
Solvent, and one Improved Inhaler, in ouu
pnckiuie, miiy now he had ot all ilriiri.'sts for
il.H0. As for Sankoiiii's Uaiiicii, t't nr..
"Theiinly uhsiilutc specifiu we know of."
.If id. V'iniis. "The best we have lound in a
llte-tline ol sulterliU'." llrv. Jr. H'iiwIii.
Inn. "Altera lung straddle with Catarrh tho
KaiiICAI. Ci-uk has conquered." frr. M. 11'.
Munmr, l.rwt.-huruli, I'u "I have not found
a ease that It did not lellcve nt once.- .lmlreu'
Lie. Jini(Ai(( r. Mil's
l'uttcr Iirug anil Chemical Co.. Huston.
HOW " ; roi'H llllKl'MATl.l is a oue-t-
inn that appeals to every tortured ictlm of
inn that m
KiK'iimuiiMU. who mills tne oruinary
plasters nnd liniments powerless to
relieve him. Tosiuhlho iLTIicuv
Anti-Pain 1'i.tkiis Is an eh-irant
nnd neicr-falllnif -mim' of relief.
biinisliitiLT rheinniitic. nciirnhrlc.
sciul Ic. sudden, sharp and nervous p.iliis as by
mitL'ic. cw. oiit'inul Fpcedy, sale. At li'iiii
trists. ".'.'ic. , live lor one dnllar, mimed lree.
I'oit it I'm i, i ( m:tu u. Co., Hosum.
and e-tlniutes ot the cost ot :iilvei-ilsiii!r. The
advertiser who wants to spend one ilnlliirllnds
In t the I ti I rni ill ii in hu teqiilres, while lor
liun who will invest one liiiiiilrnl thousand
dollar in ndveitlsnig, 11 scheme is indicated
w lilch will meet his every day tcitiii'cmcnt, or
can he made to do n by sluht tiuinacs eiishy
arrived nt I y ciiriespniiileiice i me hundred
and tttiv-tlncceili loiisliuvi In en Issued. Sent,
pii-t-puin In nu ii'liress t rlucints Appv
Hi(, ().!' ItOAl 1,1, - CO., Nl- WsPAPKft
ll KUTIS S(, III HI 'At , 11) spince St.
I'rlntonf llon-e ,'si , New York. i',.ilwly
WfM-Hj.I.PAlher.rarpr, Ivory r.lai,
(hin.i. Furniture. ltritr-a-Hrar, Ac.
i Strong as Iron, Solid as a Uock
The total quantltj mh durlnc tho
nabt flvf year" ninnuntM turner
Jbottli'-. i:TCIt IIHli WANTS IT.
n All ilt-atcr ci..i mU It. AwarilPil
j.TWD flULD MEDALSi
17m.iW ISM. fif Orwin. l.v5.
"l'ronouneed Stronett ;1ug known
IflCunS BO AC a. i"r " rn ' uyninii.
. Hemkhy 1'ltEl:. Arictimuf uuthfu!iiunruuent.'t
rsnii-itj-.hasdiMovi.ieil asnuiilommnaof self-cure,
"tjifh ho win isemi riii'i: . iniiMfiiiiow-uaorers.
J AU.iroM.J.U.Ki.i.vi.b.4JChtiimbt.-w .
srjo.fi'" saved I'lurj-nh eais on 1.100,000
or M "! mi e'i thiiiisiinil, tompuie 4
polii ics lor tl ciirs, the rate on dwciluik's In
, Mutual hcliiu 4lu ami in stin k 1 per cent fur
6) ears, wlih Intel est on evciy payment
Amount Saved in Mutual fJA'
Now take the tact that tho Mutual have
written 1 l.tJ(l l'ollch'sin a sinirlc w nr. In
siuiiur property to tlie amount ot $ 'lll.ti.'.H.rv,,
nnd on have a nivini; m the peo le ol the
Stiite of S58, 566-24. The people Inn c tried
this way ol inuklnu their tau s livs , jcars
and like I', tin the enmp.ui was no r in a
mine prosperous condition.
Hi liur in your policies nsihcv e pire to
A. D. FRANCISCO,
Local Aircnt for llurlimftnn, Shcihimi. II i
bui'Kh and llimtiiiKion and sine $1 J.i
on evciy ilum
OUioo i: Cliurt'li Siri'of, Itur
I A TTIfn Si'nd llleenti ii(istnife. nnd wo
U ItIH I will mull joui'if a io.Mil, vul
il VJI11 1 u.ibli . saiiipl- box of ifoiiilstlnit
will put on In the wu ot muk
Imr more nioii, u at ono-, than nii thiujr else in
Ainciica 1 lot li M'M'i of all ukcs can live at
home and work in spate time, or all the time.
Cupital not reiiulit il. We will stnrt you. Im
mense pay sine t oi those ho sturl nt once
Si i.Nsiin ,v Co., t'orthind. Maine, '.'."i.wly
IiIum-ii( ion Notice.
This is to cert if j (hnt I hiivetliisd.lv lilven
tu ihlllifliicr. Cm lie ll. WIImiii, her litri the
ii in iinilci n her minority, mid s .,m iium
iint'C of i i- w.iri s nnr pa nn dil.tsil hi r
e.iiitrni tint' afn r this dute.
I l't Itl 'lIA II 0.
Ilinlliih'ti.n, V t. II. Iss, , ,v (t,
1 ;. a esi A book oi lno
TnunniiiniiiM he he cMierie
Sav 'i! In