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WW OtLRAWa BUN: AT. OVrMBltR it Ira CASTLE DALY: Story of an Irish Home Thirty Years Ago ,Cot.an:ed ) Connor fo::owed immediately, and Ellen took him into the least frtqenteil of the tar set rooms to awa:t James orrtrs' appearance wltb his disguise, wrtie she Lerself set out on her walk across the hi's. They were t , take the shortest and she the lorgeet roote to the river : for it was important that neither party should arrive at t-iir desa:ination long before the other, for fear of attractng obeervation while waiting about. For a few miles Ellen walked on n.echanically. hardly ab:e to keep ber eyes free enough from t,i:ndir g tears to see the path she was fo!'owing. lt: by degrees the solemn beauty of the sesret unu he hbu s began to exercise a soothing :t toence, and she grew calmer. The even:ung was perfectly caln: ere would not b_ a rippl, on the lake to hi!der the rowers. On such an evening toe blat voyage down Lough Carr:b to Ga:way would be easIiy managed while the darkness lasted. If there had been a contrary wind it nmit t have been impossible to make it in time to leach t a vee eel before ale sailed. As yet all looked well; the evening was cle ing in gently, the shadows crept farther and grew darker ia the valleys, and hardly a leaf stirred ; the little lakes scattered Isataeen the hills reddened and whitened again, and lay glimmering coldly like still Ltretb, of frueted silver; the sunset glow had fadsd everywhere but on the tops of tLe highest hills i lLen Ellen reached the boat house. Sh:e was the first t arrive, and had two hoers of anxio·ms wait.ng. Sometimes she paced the road near the river, unable to rest; and then, fearing t , attract notice, she forced herself to a:t stall in the shadow of the boat Lonse. Nh' one paiaed but a girl driving a cow to its posture and a gKs soon with the Castle Daly poet-bag on his back whistling a gay tone as he ran, lie had run juat so last night, Ellen thoigh.t, with the Loews that was worth Connor's life bhtiind hirem. Pat what did the delay mean I Could James Morris possibly Lave failed the:a I Coald they have been et ,pped on the way I Just as the wonder began tolgrow into an agony of appre hension. t, two tignres her eyve had long been atraining to see emergid oat of the dark ea tance and rapidly approached her. "All right," Connor's voice cried when th.ey were a yard or two distant, and Ellen noticed that already his voice had .ts old alacrity and cheer in it. Then, as they came close, he whispered in her ear, "We waited at the Hol low tall nearly dark ; for Morris has re sn to think I was seen yesterday, and that the police are on the look-out to get hold of rme ; but the danger is nearly over now-once in the boat we'll de. I defy a stranger to get down the river and across the head of the lake in onr time, and they'll not flid any of the boys who know the cuorre.ts ready to help them. I'd nn dertake myself to keep a boat within sight " Hen's Castle all night rowing hard." Morris had gone into the boat house and now brought out Lesbia's trim little pleaenre skltf. in which they all took their p!acts, Ellen at the helm, and Connor and James each taking an oar. They hardly spoke a word till they had left the river far behind them, and were half way across the head or th., lake. nearing the narrow channel that optt:nl i::~ the wider waters, where thry coult feel thou aslvee cam paratively eafe. The Coona had tzise. ti.d wa I t pp eg with ailver the ruirned t ;rets of the Wr:ci's Castl. am they passed the ala:d; another ten minutee' rowing brought them oppe a to Castle Daly. There were ligLts in the windows, and the our line of the o;d house stood clear and dark agaitnt the star strewn sky. Caunnr made a sign to Janime, and balaocti g their oar,, they kept the boat stationary for a few nscontl while he looked op, and Ellen felt as if a greaet cry of pa:n munt Lirot out from hter ihea in voluntarily, e., 'ia'rp a pang cif *ueyiptihetic sorrow chot th:rtugit, it, as she thought of all the recollectioi,s. and regre t tiat utinle TroeTd themselves into that sileut farewell. In a ri;n ate Connor dropped Lhi oar into the water, andt the sharp, splabhing eaund thtL followed always had an accent of regret in it to Elieu's ears whenever a la eard it afierwa dt. No re mark was made till they had entered the channel and lott eiglht of the Cant!.. lightse, and then Conner s' O' .'d f,'r ard and ebispered to Ellet : "James sayn they were to crtme b.ck this evening-my mouther and Leabti asil telhlti. They are in there now-happy, I lhope. Well, tell her I went away wearing her livery (toouch ing his coat sleeve), her slave to :lie last. I'm glad of it. She did not. believe I loved tiher, nor did you either: hat I did. It was not a;I euoh ajoke with me an you choose to face,.. I may have made a fool of myaelf sometimes, but there was the true thing under all. 1 hupe they'll be very happy. Tell her and my tothter that I would have done wona yo , kinow of, if John Thornley had not been be ftrehaud with me." When they had left the channel they staock out to some distance from the shore, and Ellen seemed to breathe more freely as the expanse of waters around them widened and widened out, making her feel shut in and sheltored be tween the brooding wings of night and the dividing waters. All night long the dip of the oars and the ripple of the waves againat the side of the boat kept up a questi,n and an answer that she seemed to be trying to under stand. It was not always of Connor and the part. lug close at hand t'at they seemed to speak; It was oftenest of Anne, whose voyage through the night with the dark waters f deati over her head and the 'shelteritg arrmr" under neath her bearing her on ti: eternal scnride, was frequently so present to Ei:len' mind as to shaot out all recollection t f her own poutiion. Sometimes, however, James ard Culnotr hiroki the oppressive monotony of sout.d bly taking np a song-one of the old boating snges they used to earig iu old timen--an:d theu E.!ln gathered up all the power abe had to a: inten aity of Itatening, that no clear fresh note ofthe aweet boyish voice-the voice ashe rwas it-ve to hear singing sagasin-shiould eeape Let ears. As the grey dawu crept up the sky the wind freahened a l.tItle, and Conner inristed ou wrapping the greatooat Jrntee hid thought fully brought for him, round Elleu, who snud dered with cold. "Never mind," James snid. "it wass a breath ef the sea that had met themt; and the neigh borhood of the sea meat t freedomr and safety oloae at hand-within their grasp-if, please God, no misfortune came at the last hour to anatch it from them." The thought nerved them tl fresh exertion, wearied as they were. IHalf an hour afterwards there was the se--Galway harbor, with the Atlantic beyond, divided from them only now by the narrow channel that connects the lake with the bay, and still the sUn had only jist lifted its head, a fiery red hall, from the waters ofthe lake stretched out far behind them. They were in time. Contior eaon pointed out to Ellen the emigrant ship lying beyond the harbor bar which he had visited with DArcy, and where be was moure of reception if he could reach her orchallenged. Other little boats were putting nat to her from the shore as they got clear of Friar's Cnt -boats filled with emigrants and their friends who had kept together till the last, and were now in frantic haste to gain the ahip's side; for the signal had been hoisted that the anchor was under weigh. Their haste need excite no surprise. Ellen fanoied abe should feel quits happy when once she had seen Connor climb the side of the vessel and lose himself in the , I rowd that, earl as'wetthe boar. etwded ber - decks-be would be bee then. Yet, when they Sashot noter the ship's bawe, and the confused cries and discordant noises of departure rang in her ears, sad Connor, putting down bisoar, I bent towards her and drew her face to his, it was as if the very bitternes of death had come with the last moment. Her head fell forward powerless on his breast, and Jamee, raising it gently, called on Connor to make baste and , get away bafore she awoke from nooon aoionsness. She did not hear the com passionate remarks passed round among the ocoupants of the other boats about the poor young servant lad whose sweet n heart had fainted when be wished her good bye, and she missed the sight of a face thrust over the ship's aede that dflashed with eager joy a Oas onnor sprang np the ladder. She was e consolous of nothing more till nearly half an e boar afterwards, when she ra·'d her head 7 from the bottom of the boat where James had e p!aoed her, and saw in front of her a track of ln ight on the dancing waves, and in the midst Sof it a ship with sails full set dropping down P westward. e CrlAPTI R xI.. n Oh heart ' a:o bd than freezes bhocl that ir;ns! vEarthb' returns. For whole renturies of fo y. noise, and ai Sbot them is. VWi:b their triumphs aid their glor.es and the re , SLove is beat. "I confes, I don', understand on what s grounds yon two have come t3 such a sudden a onderstandtng wit bhout a wo:d cf consent from either of year guardians. madam. D~,n't you know tbah I can withho!d every penny of your fortor.e f,,r the next fire years, if I please f Wooid it nLt have been better to propitiata me by taking some show of deference, and bon Setarly letting me know at least that it was an accepted lover I was bzlgging to you from pri. son the first thing this morning t I ought to a have had the cho.ce, I consider; I might have I preferred leaving bin where he was, if I had ' known the txtent of his pretensions. Nothing like a week in prison, it semeos, for givinga shy man cot fi leuce." "Oh, Join, John, it has been each a happy morning. I did not think it possible for any one in the world to be to happy as I-as we are nowdea, ear, dear John," and Lesbia, who bad just enmerged from as inner room where she and Mrs. Daly and.4'elham had been cl.seterd together for nearlytwo hours, nestled closely to her brother and laid her fushed cheek on his arim. "Oh, yes, it's all very well to come coaxing me now after keeping me waiting here in the aLta-room with my bands full of business, till yon detirond to come and explain your and yonr young man's extraordinary behavior on meeting ttis morning. Am I your guardian, or am 1 not 1 Can I stop the supplies if you I marry without my consent, or can I not 1 That is what I want you to consider." "Oh, John, I wish yoa would," said Leabia, lifting up Ler head eagerly. "I believe it woold be a great relief to him if I might come to him poor just at first. If Icould have the years till I atn three and-twenty for living with Lim at Eagle's Edge, and waiting on them all, as I would; while be kept his own name that he values above all my money. If I might do thae, nothing would bh wanted tr make our happiness perfect " "A perfect little roenarcs, I dare say, till you t had tried it." "John, it is not like you to believe only in the mean motives ; but I see you are only jok-. ing. You will allow, won't you, that it is true t love, and that he is making sacritioes for love of moe His name, that he has a right to be proud of, and the feeling se:wrong in him of dlilike to owe his worldly prosperity to his wife ; it is generous to give up all that for | n." ' Oi, I can believe in any amuau.t of unprac Itical Irish pride." "And in higher feeling than pride. John." '"Wel: come. then, to atiafy you I will con1 frie W' hbad borne c'inveroatlen dinring our a ask ft.,m, the prison here early tLis morning wi wh:e ouu were asleep, not knowing what hadl c.,,ii topass ; and I was very well astiafid with what I heard. lie spoke of you in a very honest and i:anly swc3; and t acknowledge that e he has behaved well iii d flicalt cirrcumstances throoghor,. and that he is i tine fellow. There, 1 thank yo, tihat will dl,: yon had b,,tter reserve y,.ur kisses asd ralpur,". I dout't appreciate I vicarious afl .etiol:.'" B 1at John, indeed I asn grateful." " 'Or, ye,, I dareay ; bat your tlave not ex i pla;tied the rmauler of yonr meeting yet. i Nothin' i. said gave tme to understand that i you were on euoh termis of nTt tuatl understand Sing as warran!ted'. I "You see it was h suddln, John, we had not I heard from you." "No, my letter was sent to Castle Daly, and 1 t will come back some time today, I suppose." e ' To see him follow you into the room when we thought him in prison w a seach an over wheiming surprise and jay." I But it hardly justitied you in throwing r youreelf in:,o his arms " 1 "Oh! I did not do t eat." S ' romething rather like it, lit .l t one." I told you in one of my letters, d:d I not, a about our meeting on the road I'" r Yon could not, I should suppose, have had f much to say to each other on the road." "Not to say; bot, John, if you have ever cared for any one very much you will nuder t stand. One may go on doubling and doubt - a ing for years, and yet knowing underneath all e the time, and then at once some little word or I look makes, what had seemed only a thought before, become a realty for one's whole life. e It would not need any more talking about." a "Then I must say yoo have wasted a great e deal of time this morning. Only on the plea 0 of its wanting a great deal of talking about can I exonse you for having kept me hanging about waiting for you two entire bours." "You are only pretending to be angry, I see; and it has b en such a happy time. Yes, cer h tainly, we have talked. Mrs. Italy went up r stairs to her own room on purpose, and we had to go back and explain to each other ; Low it all grew op from the oilt tlrmes at i'rte, .":: o when he began by being sorry fir ti.-, and i:: it:g me little services to secretr sa id w e" i e found out that 1f I colnd rely ,o t .i.r s .: . Snen* tr.d kindores. so nlbch nIore, ac-or ) .:. c o (Coun'nto,t' th'E, ti .e wa- 5o pie. s:' a n said eo r:,;,e'. You 2 we. d nt 'U<*01 : r< ":Le timne, de~ar, ift ou y o .: k : tt . ,,: ', l;a; , .: L'.. e been." r T'tat isa kLowiedge wah;u y, a ,orn le'.:iy Ie I ,l n me toii be qrite incapabe of nt'altir it 1 ,. It is a sealed book yoo have go ,t i;e be o tween your hands, and no one has ver ha~d a gKlinpse into it btfre. I suppose." "Not you, J.,hn. Of course, I dun't mean t say that yon may not care very much far smne b one. But there is sbch a ditforence when one - knows it is a imutual caring, lThat make it all y solemn andi ral-then one begans to ounder Sstand." asid l.csbia, drawing up her head with o a far-cftl indication of approaching wifely dig nity. I, "Oh, yes. I see," said John. "Then one on a derstands the amazing selitbhness that two e people absorbed in each other can attain to. o I can't say I muoob desire initiation into that e mystery of human nat-re." t "Have I really been very scnlish for keeping a yon ?" "Well, not very. I have soms Lther preson t ers, victims with Pelbam, of O'Roone's spite, a to look after ; bat if I could have done any thing for them at this particular time I habould 5 not have waited. I was not thinking of my self. I was wondering how you two bhaveoon r tived to forget other anxieties and other peo t ple's caret, and le as happy as you profess y ourselves this morning. It does not seem to e have occurred to you that Mi~s Daly, as far as r on know, has not heard your good news yet, r and may be suffering great anxiety for both u her brothers" a "I thought you had written to her." b "I sent a hasty line to Castle Daly, and I e hope she has it this morning, but we can't be esure. I mOst remalin in Galway to complete r my business; but I should base thought you I would have been anxious to get back to Castle Daly as soon as posaible." S"So we all are. Mrs. Daly only lingers in t hope of getting news of Connor. Pelham has s beard, through some of his fellow-prisoners, that Connor is biding in Galway waiting for an opportunity to get off to America, and we think that as soon as it is known Pelham is free, Connor will oontrive through some of his oonfederates to communicate with us." •*He had better do nothing of the kind till be is fairly out of reach of the law. It would risk his own safety, and eompromise Pelham over again. Any message he may leave behind him will find you out at Cantle Daly, when he has made good his escape." "I will tell them what yon say, and Mrs Daly will be as anxious to hurry oar depart ore as you can be. Oh. John, dear, let me run away at once, there is Captain Pelham coming up the hotel steps. He uas been to see u every day since we came here. and talks of nothing but of how many more rebel leaders have been taken p-isoners, which makes Mrs. Daly very nervous. I must leave him to you to-day. I could not bear to see him just now." "Comes to see you every day ! why I thought you had dizn'i ssd him I" 'Oh, yes; but we have had an explanation. Hie has confessed that be sought my society chiefly because I let him talk of Connemara, and I have to;d him that I listened to him only because it was of Connemara be talked. Tne slaters were stupid and misunderstood, and for a little while made him believe I liked bim., and that be was bound to ask me; but now we have been perfectly frank with each other, and are better friends than ever. I could not refuse to let him come and talk in the old strain of Connemara, or rather of Eilen Daly. Yes, I let him talk, but I don't encourage tim, John, because I think ofyon. Such an idea as you for her has never eutered into his head. Ile fears .o one but the rebel cousin to whom some people say she is engaged : and he looks in the papers every day hoping to see that be :sa taken prisoner. He says it would be the best poesible fortune for Ellen if her Irish cousin were taken and hanged, as he deserves; but I can't bear to have it said, for Peltham would nor like it. so I will leave him to you to-day. Pleae go and meet him in the hall and take him oht " Julo was the less disposed to forgive Lsbia for thrusting the task of ent;rtaining her quondam confidant upon him, when he tond that there was no possibility of cvilly shakiing off the young eflier at toe entrance of the hotel. Captain Pelham had c -me to while away a dull hour in talk with Leebia, but as pleased to get rid of the time by accompanying John wherever he might be gouing, and di-cuess Ing with him the scraps of news in the morn- t ing papers he had already acquainted himself I with "Two more of the club leaders taken by the , police," he began. "Have you seen it 1 They I were prowling about the roads near, and were c spotted by the constablee from their footsore condition and hang-dog looks. T, at's three of t the gentlemen disposed of, whose tall talk has a cost us, and I don't know how many more of her blejasty's regiments, to say rothing of a ships or war, a j iurney to Ireland, and the lose of comfortable quarters. Not that I mind it 1 personally, for as it happens I had rather be t here than atywhere else. We shall have to stay in Ireland t 11 the trials of the state pris- c oners are over, I expect, for fear of attempts at t rescue; and some of the most coonspicuous of a the agitators are missing still. That fellow, c O Donnell-have you seen an account that has i appeared lately in a government paper, of a a speech he made on the oocasion of the return a of their precious delegates from Par T There c is rank treas en enongh in it to hang ten men." 1 "I ran my ee through it-it was arrant ab- t ererdity ; but it was spoken under excitement a by a lad of t wenty three, and a poet ; that c ought to be tat-n into consideration." 'I don't see why it ihould. There's no law that I know of to jubt;fy poets at any age in I epeaking treason against the q leen. Paltry a cotasderst.onu l:ke that are just what I'm I afraid of. If we bad a good strong Tory Goa- c ernment Low, we bhould be secure of the thing t being rightly goe through with, and a lesson P given t..t would keep the poetasters silent I for a emr:atioin or two, but you ehilly-shally- i ing W~0 s8, wil Iba for half measures. For t sending one trrirors aoross the sea, whence a they cin sernl It it poison back to disturb c weak mn:ndls for another half century. Ugh I it's enough to uniko one sick!" Tory were rvow walking down Castle Street. t and John stopped before the monume it let into the wall of Lynch Castle, to mark the spot where the stern father executed his rc ,i-llions son, with his own hands, in the face of an execrating Celtic crowd, who could not appreciate the immolation of live family love to dead law. ' You rival old Lynch in public spirit,"Jehn 1 said, looking up at the cross-bones. ' You would not object to see your cousin Connor Daly hanged, I N.ppose, for the sake of jus tice "' "Yts, lat I should; he's not altogether an Irishman, bat he hr- good English blood in his t vein,, and tiough I have always thought him the weakesta: fol I ever came across, I can make al owanoe for his having been misled. I 1 was speaking of D'Arcy O'Donnell who has brought ali this trouble into the family. I have no partiality for hanging, however-it would not be t.e remedy that I ahcu'd pre. scribe. If things had gone to my mind, this insurrection with which we have been threat ened so long, should have been allowed to make a respectable beginning, and the rebels should have mestered strong enough for some- 1 thing like a ca'npaig', then they would have had a char ce of getting a lesson that would have lasted them a while. We need not have t waiteul fr judge and juries to decide where the tresso- was deep-ayed enough for punish mer.t. Io;rets would have made quicker 1 "'.a:: ono co'r,plain of this disappointment to vyor Mia ir;n, biMr Daly I' a.ked John with a o n.:e .urkilg i: the cormer of Lis mouth, as te t. c-g t r -so that at ali events this rival way r .,, u o to hrbe dreaded. ,.'.y '. :d I : rt? It is ve ation at the . I.-ry '.! wr< r'etd bsine.-se Las brought on t,." a-rit .d I £.: : tLat makes r-.e so sanvage. I I .iu'. Ltve . ..r ei-, cpnod, p.i',r dear girl, f,,r • 1.14 b.-o : re tan nre co!ld well bear t, s-. Lir ccr oging terse.f fr::, her best friendr. f.r 'e 'tke of onpractical notions ahse tri'e ear;i.g she does not in the least cor:1,rebeLd. It rsa not been her fnault; the fl:y wo. ;,t rto her head by designing pec ple for their own selfish purpjbse. Once she bas corne to her sert again sthe wila beall right " The patro-ieirng tone was too muooh for Jbhn, and determined him to etil the conver 'Let nus cross the road," he said ; 'I want to go into that little jeweller's shop to have my watch regulated ; l,erhape you would like to walk on-I may be detained there some time." '*Oh, no, I have nothing to do, I may as well turn in with yon as not. There is always something abesurdl to be seen in the shops here. I daresay we shall find the jeweler selling drugs, or tes, or patent medicines, in turn with his clocks and watctes. They are such a beg' garly set one finds something to laugh at wherever one goes here." It was a low, dark room, its projecticng bay windows thickly bhung with dusty, second , hand watches and shabby jewelry, letting in little light from the narrow shady street. A wiasn-faced, spectacled old man was seat ed behind the counter, peering into the works of a tarnished silver watch as big as a turnip, by the aid ofa dim lamp. John gave his watch and hobain into this man's hands with instruc tions to regulate the one and remedy a twisted link in the other, and then he went and stood at the far end of the shop, absently staring up at the pictured moon face of an eight-day I alock, while hbl com paion poked about amoes I the Jewel cases, and distracted the shopman'i a sttention from his work by critiolelng and pricing his good). A onetomer entered the I shop while this was going on, and after heel. a ting a moment on seeing it occupied, went up to the owner and spoke a few words t, him r in a low voice. The old man's shrill answer s reached John's ears, and interested him so a much as to make him torn round to look at a the new comer. ' I am very sorry, sir," the shopman was saying to a tall young man who leaned so far I over the counter that Jonn could not see his Sface. ' I am very sorry. but I could not, as things go, afford to give more than thirty shillings for this ring. The setting is very slight, and we have no sale whateve- for snch things now." "I shall not part with it for less tman the som I named-give it back to me," the young man answered with a tone of alacrity in his voice, that sounded to John as if be felt the refusal a reprieve. "I'm sorry, sir, but money is very scarce just now, and we are overdone with parties bring ing trinkets for sale." *"Well, give it me back again." The speaker rose to his full height as, taking the ring from the shopman's hands be slid it on the finger of his left hand again, and t roed to leave the-place, almost knocking over Marma duke Pelam, who daring the whole trausao tion had stood close to the counter, with his eyes fixed intently on the ring the jeweller was examining" John started, for there was something in the stranger's unusual height and air that struck him as familiar, and he was coming forward to question the shopman when Captain Pelham rusted up to him, seized him by the arm and dragged him onttpf the shop without giving him tune t, speak. " Here," he ssid; "this way-I want to keep that man in sight; don't stop walking to an swer me; bat have you any idea wo thast is f" "No; h-,w should I ' " Then I can tell you-it's D'Arcy O'Donnel:; or if not O'Donnell himself, a confederate whom he has sent to raise money for his escape to America. That was her ring be wr s trying to sell. Yes, hers. Ellen Daly's; she must have given it to him, curse him; ana be is trying to raise money for his escape on i;, the beggar !" "Hle calm ; don't excite yourself. You can'; be sore of this," John answered, surprised at te excitement that made the young an's cheek turned white and his eyes flash. "I um anre; ,I could swear to tcat ring among a thousand. I gave it to her my self. I spent the first ten pound note I ever possessed in my life on it, and she has given it to him. Come on; I ehant be calm us the slip among these narrow streets. We must see hinm into a house, and then fetth a constable. There are too many ragamuffins here lonegirg about who would help him (ft in a sot rtl to attempt his arrest in the street. Ah, he is striking across the square ! Let ca keep within an easy distance; no is uonspicu one enough in open ground." "What a likenets to your nnc'e, Mr. Daly !' exclaimed John; "I could fancy it was him self come to life aiain. You are right; that most be D'Arcy O'Donnell. D.d the likeness strike you 1' "No; I saw nothing hbut the ring. I hardly looked at the scoundrel's face; I didn't want to see him. By this time the object of their puos it had crossed Eyre Square, and after pausing for a moment at the entrance of a small eating-honuse at the corner of South Street, opened the half door and entered. John and Marmadake reached the shop a few moments after his dis appearance, but on looking in saw no one but an old woman seated on a atool in the middle of the iloor, beating up eggs vehemently in a basin.. From her there was of course nothing to be gained, in answer to their questions, but' a flood of Irish, and Captain Pelham, diecin certed and breathless, retreated into the street, drawing John after him. "Well," he said, ' I suppose their's rothing for it but to bring a party of constables to search the hunse as soon as possible. We saw him go in there with our own eyes, and we can't be hunmbugged out of that if the whole town takcd to speaking nothing but Irish. Yon 'toy and watch that be does not leave the house by either the back or front door. Sea. it's a corner nonse, with a second door into that ittnle a'reet. You can easily keep your eye on bv'h till I come back. Y.,u may depend on toe n.t to ba long away.' Johq stood at the door of t!.e little eating house t.ll Captain Pelham had again crcseed the square and d:sappeared round its opposit i corner : then he raised the latch of the half door and entered the shop, and once more con fronted the voluble Irish-speaking old woman. She woold not even look at him this timoe, bht went on vehemently beating her eggs withont taking the smallest notice of his approach. He touched her on the shoulder at last, and put down a sovereign on the conuter near her. "I believe that you underet o d English ,in well as I do," he said. "Now lio'ea to me. I am a friend to the gentleman who is n ,w in your ro-,m upstairs. and moan to help b;mn t. escape if possible; bht there is rot a mo'rment to be lost. l'ake me to him at onco if you value his safety." Sea looked up at him keenly for a second or two wit out speaking. '" Will you swear to me, by the blessed Lord, who was betrayed his ealf, that you are not scheming treachery I" sue said at last. ' I will," John answered earnestly. "I swear that I mean kindly to the person I am seeking; and I take Him who was betrayed Himself to witness that I have-no guile in my thoughts." "Then you can't do more; for who would punish treachery if not Him that died by it !" she said slowly. "Take back your gold, sir; I don't want that. Would I be-paid for saving my foster-son, do you think Come along this way and I'll let you see him." She led the wsy.np a dark staircase, and pushing upon a door at its head, ushered him into a decent room furnished as adining-room, with chairs around a table covered with lately used plates and dishes, and a horse-hair sofa at the far end, on which lay the man Marma duke and John had porsued, already in a deep sleep. John only had a glimpse around the room, but he cnould always afterwards recall its appearance exactly. The oddly-shaped corners, the look of untidy comfort, the gandy strip of carpet in the window-recess, the fall length shining oil-painting of Daniel O'Connell that hung above the fireplace. Still less did he ever forget the attitude and expression of the tigure asleep on the sofa; for at eight of that all the i ther sorronndings passed o:it of his mind, and another long-past scene rose up before his eyes, in which he felt as if he were again acting a part. lie saw in memory a figure str.t:hed out on a bare earthen door, and a face hardly paler than the one now be fore him, and bearing a wonderful resem blance to it, which turned dying eyes to his, end said, with wan smiling lips, "I am glad I came here to-night instead of you." If John had had a doubt about what be meant to do; if chivalrous feeling towards Ellen Daly's chosen lover had not already decided him on taking a certain course·-that recollection and resem blance would have been enough. Hie stepped quickly across the room, and laid his hand on l'Arcy O'Donnell's bshoulder. "Mr. O'Donnell." he said, "you are in danger here-wakenp. You have been watched into this house by an enemy, and a constable will be here in five minurts to arrest you. You had better leave this at once, and go t> some securer hiding-place." The sleeper woke up at the first tonch, and was on his feet before John had half finished speaking, bot after the first stam tcd expression bad passeed, a change came over his face, and be sat down again. "You say you are a friend, and you no doubt mean kindly, bat I wish that you had let me have my sleep out," be remarked quietly; "five minutee more of snoh sleep as I was en joying would have been worth a great deal g more to me than five more days of being bonnt o ed about. The end mass come sooner or later; SIhad made up my mind to that when I turned a in here; so why not this minute I" "Come sway with me-you have no time to I loto,"said John, authoritatively; "we will talk o when we are in the street." r "My boy-my boy-do as the gentleman bide ye," pleaded the old woman; "he has sworn to t me that he means well by ye, and ye would not break me heart entirely by letting the oonet a bles take ye under the roof where ye was nrsed a baby t Would I ever sleep easy beneath it again P S"You are right, Biddy, I need not inflict that trouble on yen in return for your goodness, to make your hounse a marked place. I will go then and get my last free night's sleep some where else if can." He kissed the old woman on the cheek as be passed her in the doorway, and in another I minute be and John were outside, walking along the q iare, in the direction of West Bridge, side oy side. John aliype.l his hand under his new acquaintance's arm. "I want to have a word or two with you; and yet I would not intrude on your retreat Is there any direction iq which you can walk safely without showing me more than you wish 1t "I am going t owards the Claddagh; and I have no objection at all to your knowing that I have been living in the cabin of one of the Claddagh fishers for the last ten days. They hold themselves tolerably free of the law, and seldom admit a constable into the domains of the Fish King, so that the harboring of one tflender, more or less, is hardly likely t> be brought home to them. Have you ever walked through the district 1" "No, never. I have always been told it was badly safe for a stranger to do so." "Then come with me, it is worth your see ing; and as you seem to have made me a gcun erous present of a summer's evening in the open air, I may as well spend an hour of it in introducing yon to the a:ien people who maos have been brought through the sea by some Pied Piper centuries ago. The reigning mon arch is a friend of mine-though he is not a friend to 'the canse.' lie would be quite as nnwilling to recognize Kinog O'Brien as (2een Victoria, fora rival authority to his own." (To be continued.) LUNCH FOR A CEST. HORtw THE POOR OF WASHINGTON LIVE. Spec al Correspondence Philadelphia Times WasuN';Ti',r November "2. There is an institution in Washington that is worth imitating in other cities; for, I take it, that in these hard times there are very many poor people in every city who cannot get work and are without ford. I refer to what is known as the Penny Lunch. Washington is a city which naturallyhas more than its share of poor people, for they come here from all parts of the country in a vain search for gov ernment positions, and it is, in addition, the centre of the indigent negro pooulation of many adjacent states. About a year ago, at a time when there was unusual snifering here among the poorer classes, and all manner of suggestions were being made as to what sbonld be done to relieve the prevailing pov erty and want, a lady named Mrs. Roberts startel what is now known here by everybody as the "Penny Lanch." She was at that time, or had been, a clerk in the Interior Depart ment, and was a regular contributor t> one of the Sunday papers. She conceived the idea of supplying hungry people with a lunch for a penny, and from a very small beginning she has made the lunch a succeees, and increased its advantages, until now it is a permanent in stitution, and one of the most sensible and practical charities in the country. Mrs. Rob erts was aided in the undertaking by some friends, who appreciated her energy and knew the kindness of her heart. She began by soliciting personally small contributions from the business men, a bag of flour here, a bushel of beans there, a barrel of meal of one person, a load of coal of another, a hundred loaves of bread of another, corned beef of another, fresh meat of another, pork of another, a load of wood of another, and so on through the city. She refused nothing, but patiently kept at work. In due time she had money enough to rent for a month two small rooms in a back street. She borrowed a stove, begged a few plates, bowls, caps and sarcers, spoons, knives and forks at.d other necessary implements. She had printed a number of small tickets, reading: "One Cent. Good for One Lunch. No. 1215 E street." These tickets she popular ized by selling them in packages of fifty and one hundred t: ladies and gentlemen, who in torn gave them to beggers and destitute per sors in the stieets. Mrs. Roberte started very modestly, giving her entire time to the enterprise, and working with eurprieing zeal and patience. At first she gave a plate of scop and a piece of bread for a penny, and before she knew it she could not supply the wants of those who called. Many laboring men with large families and no work came regularly and sent their wives and chil dren with their pennies to get a "square meal." It became the popular thing. W. W. Corcoran and many of the other rion and aristocratic people visited Mrs. Roberts and ate her soup. It was pronounced excellent, and there were were many money contributions as a result. Of course, the expense of such an establish ment as Mrs. Roberts' could not be paid by charging only a penny for a lunch, but the contributions from the people were so small and spread over so wide a surface that the ex pense was not felt by anybody. One wan promised to give fifty loaves of bread a week during the winter, another promised to give two dozen soup bones per week, another pro mised one dollar a week, and a large number of subscribers were obtained at 50 cents and 25 cents a week. The number of people fed by Mrs. Roberts last winter I cannot pretend to give, but the total is enormous. She now feeds about four hundred people twice a day. Her quarters are necessarily cramped and only about twenty can be accommodated at once. From a lunch in the middle of the day she has enlarged her plan, and oow fnrnishes break fast and dinner. For breakfast her bill of fare is moush and molasses, coffee and corn bread. For dinner, soup, corn bread and collse. Occa sionally, if contributions are unusually liberal, she will give boiled beans and a little pork or some potatoes. The most rigid economy tI practiced, and every scrap of food in made available. She pays her cook eight dollars a month, and with the assistonceof two or three colored boys, who work for their board, he gets on pretty well. Of course, the boarders are not as particular as some might be under other ciruonmstances. Each day, at ' o'clook in the morning and 3 in the afternoon, the crowd gathers in front of the building. De tails of policemen keep the hungry ones in order, and a line stretches far along the street -men, women and children. I saw this crowd to-day. There were as good faces in it as you would see on Chbestnut street or anywhere else. There were both men and women who were decently attired, and who were evidently gentlemen and ladies. Hanger is a great leveler. In the coming winter there will be many thousands of hungry people in Philadel phia. The penny lunch system has prospered here for more than a year, and it is practicable. FUNERALS, MARRIAGES, ETC.-Attention is called to the card of Coroner J. G. Roche, which we publish in our advtertising columns. He will take charge of lunerals and the embalming of bodies. Having been raised in the business and having studled it thoroughly, the Coroner never faIls to give perfect sat-. Isfaction. He huas crarriag·esequal in all respects to any in the land. and employs none but experienced sand polite drivers. His eharges are invariably os. Csi o_ him at 250 and 5s Magasins strest. MEDICAL ADVERTISEhEETS. THE GENUINE DR. C. McLANE'S Celcbrated American WORM SPECIFIC OR VERMIFUG E SYMPTOMS OF WORMS. TH I coIuntenance is pale and leaden. colored, with occasional flushes, or a circumscribed spot on one or both cheeks; the eyes become dull: the pu pils dilate; an azure semicircle runs along the lower eye-lid; the nosec is ir ritated, swells, and sometimes !,!ceds; a swelling of the upper lip,; oc conal headache, with humming or throibbing of the ears; an unusual secretion o saliva; slimy or furred thngue: breath very foul, particularly in the u morning; appetite variable. sonietimns v'r a ious. with a gnawing scn,.ition of the ,i; tom ach, at others:. entirely gc_,ne: fihc:in, pains in the stoimt' h: ; a-iona nausea and vonlitinig; il,.nt 'ains throughout the allome:i; hil;-k i-. regular, at ti:nec costiic; stool, kiinv• not unfrecquentiy tire-.d with 1,'; belly swollen andl hard.: u:rine urbid; respiration occ- ,ionatly difti( i:". and accompanied ly hiott-gh:; I ,ugh som etimes dry and ..n-ll ..: :- ~asy and disturbed- sleep with gri dcng of the teeth; temper ll ar . le ,cer ally irritable. to. iVlhenev.r :!e ab.,e synt ,..::. are f.:u to) c\it, DR. C. McI .ANI -. V ER.SMII'UtE w ill certa.in cfI a: IT iOES Nt ( NI 1'.il: ! 'IV in any form : it i n i,:v:t c, r<..ara tict,i n,, i , a ilest The _cnuin:.e I .. ,lcl ,:- Vl ; :sle or cbe.iI the '.aur . IMc LANE and I11.I::,I,:; ;-.1 . o· the wrajppcr. . ,: DR. C. McLANE'S LIVER PILLS arc not re-,cmnltenle-! a- a lrSely "- .: all the i!l that 11-h e a her t. Iir t: ii afictn.ou c f the liver, a I.l in all I; n- ( !int,, Iiypepia anti :ck I ea- iah,. r dt-ceaesof that character. thevy tan I ithut a real. AG UE ANI) IF E YR. Nobctter cathartic can , -, i rca r a:atory tie , or after t.:king t ui,. in .15 a sim t is :ill, ; u v,1 i. ..: c - I lc.i. BEWARE o01 I.MITTIONS. The gcnuline :re n\eecr :,r 01ct-.. E-ach b'x ha- a .-! wn - cb.,- n; the hl with the impre,-i-' UIr tt. T i. i ". I., sr Pill c. eRatch w.r.H I'r }.be:pu.en the : cur, of C. In,.-t u ..n - ,:\:a-g t l be Dr lr. C. M " JI .'.i LI vii 'i! -. li!a .u I- 1 "'it -mhl g r-. -f Pitt-,u:n : . 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