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3 EST. ALGER'S ACHIEVEMENTS IKSFIBXNCt TO OUR YOUTH. CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS. 1 To Boom "Unci Joe" tor the Presi dency Satisfied as Speaker and Looks Forward to Retirement 8plendld Vigor. ASHING TON. Senator It u t s e 1 1 Alexander AIkt, of Michigan, tins yielded to the In evitable an I an nounced that he will not L a can dldate fur re-election on account of the prerarlout (on dltloo of his health. It cost the o!d wr home a ki .. iu tue this declaratl in, as only a month ago hs had announel that he would stand (or re-e'e-thm. Mr. Alter has beeo In delicate health Tor a number of rears, tut by careful watching and nursing he has been able to continue In the pjtdlc service and perform work calculated to p rout rate a rooch stronger man. He has suffered a great desl from weakness of the heart and this frature of his physical a na tion Is what has compelled htm to re tire from public life. Senator Alger la bis life and achieve ments presents to the American youth an example worthy of their emula tion. He la another of the scores snd hundreds of rich an 1 successful Amer icans wbo began life as a poor boy. Like moat publle men he was born on a farm and at the age of eleven years lost both his parents. At that early age hs did farm work, and was a farm j laborer for seven years, attending school In the winter and later teaching arhool to secure money to pay for his education. He studied Uw and was at mltted to the bar, but on the breuMig out of the war, he gave up bl profes sion and entered the armr. Gen. Alger's record In the rlvll war Is one of the most brilliant In the vol unteer service. He served a I mop t four years and participate! in M battles and aklrmUhes. He roe from the tank of captain In the Feeond Michigan cav ability displayed on the floor of the aenats. It Is admitted by old number of congress that at no Urns within their recollection have there been moio able men in the upper brsnch of con gress than at the present time. An examination of the re-ordt of congress and the debates hfl.l In the days sj muih talked of when B nton, Calhoun, Clay and Webster wers great flgursi In tbs senate, does not show any su periority over the profound discussions that have taken place within the past few weeks. Suih men ss Knox, of Pennsylvsnl" Spooner, of Wisconsin, Kayner, of Maryland. Da I If y and Culberson, of Texas, Fulton, of Oregon. Forsker, of Ohio, Dolllver, of Iowa, and Lon?, of Kansas, have contributed to the dob ite on the railway rats question nio e In formation, mors sound reasoning oti constitutional points than has ever been heard In the smite within the same period of time. The bis law ers of the senate are mighty careful what they ssy on a constitutional point, a By MAJ. CEN. WILLIAM A. BANCROFT, President ef Boston iterated RaUwar Co. HerWedding Gown By R. MURRAY CILCHRI5T She knelt beside the rht an ... SV. very apparent reason for the flocking of the youth of derly lifted out a gown of white silk. the country to the citv has Ik-mi the remoteness of the farm I embellished with a running pattern " I - J - - i . from the capitals an,! centers of civic anl industrial activi- 7 ?Z "K ty. Ihe imagination oi the boy on the farm was stiniu- trous as on the day when the best lated by stories of the great thincs that one mav see and dressmaker of the market-towa had share in the city. For him the city was a far-off land of " " 'r promise, to le thought oi only in connection with the idea I shook out Its folds. of the renunciation of the farm life forever. When the chest wss emptied, she (If rro.rte the ritv rnnrin,.,.. i rtm.riili in Urrr nart OPd another, and brought to light ' " ' " I .i, b,nn.i t lae and rlhhnna ... ' I . . . - I I N " ' " w.-.., " through the accessions ot such rural population, ana ine There wu a mildewed looking- men and women who have developed the cities and made them richer glass near by; unintentionally she the Uw which they are trying t con. I , , .t,;.rt fer,n, t,- , I. fn.,n,l found herself gazing upon her refloc d iito.1 ... ., , .it i . i.i i 't .... Ion- Ths years had used her weil; struct wl I eventually be paw. luruivii. ruiiun funiu u imiu u 114s SUIICICtl IJV HillgCMKMi imuii;ii inc auuuiuu l us iiuuiuiia ui row Of Short black xperts like Senators Kno, Stkm n-r hose who ot ,Q haye cft thc f ,avinff kft it shouj ,Uht!jr ,kPd lth r Flalley are very careful to lavs , , ... , either side of a well-i their argument well thought out b- ave returned when their dream of success in thc city faded to come JfJ J J - ' ' " I . . .i . . , ,.11 . t I by the supreme court of ths I'll el I however, thai wnen me country jouui nas acnieved me ucgree oi suc-i h WM u good ,0 Iook upon States. The latter body In ronstriil-g cess which he started out to attain, as a man he longs to be back on though no longer as plump as when the isw 14 m trie haMt or s-aDlig , land the soil, which is the real noumher of humanity. n gown was made. Her skin closely the rtebste In rongresi that . . , ,. ... ... dsrk. sunburnt and clesr. Thers was were had whl e the laws wers b Irg inc cuy lias proumi uy ,jrdwmg on mc luunuv imunuii -hu.nm- minr in h.e eheeka A formed. Forthls reason ronstl u'lonal it has suffered by ctjngestion through the addition to its numbers of row of short blsck rlngleu. only Ith grsy. bung oa carried head; the twisted In a great true. knot at the rrnwn. She wore Ions The agency which has done the most effective work, and which is J gold. earrings, fringed with Hula tas- looked to for far rreater and more effective work in the future toward ' .1 1 l 1 1 .u a , ,1 I She laid the bonnet on the dress- the correction of the evils of congestion in the city and to redress the ln(,.ubIe unlorked . drwr tn4 balance of nontil.it ton in the country, is that of increased and ncrlccted tmk ni twrtr.n r hiu-k ple'mer'sThV.1 ill f'S.Vi I ciliiie. for transportation. These have brought the city and the P-Pr m.che It had not be. .opened - a I rnP sua inn sf I n a ff ina nrinii nsii srrnwn hs full test of constitutionality. country closer, ami-have enabled the country man to get a more cor- ' " ' ,, t,n t s a i- ! 11.. 1 1 ' reel view ot urian Hie and to weign mucn more rauonauy us au- tDe gdeg fe! apart. Tlie picture was vantages and disadvantage. They have brought to the vicinity of thc thst of a young man. scarce mors thsn farm many of those attractive conditions of city life which once were u:i P 'ndlng fellow with tnf avasi en I .tf r) w hair 1 1 as a a . a . . .1 I e's wie-vuni ese . asu so remote, .wilt, comlortabie an.i Dnei travel now win transport tne wore hj, SundaT ri0thes: a chimney. speaker ot me inhabitants nf tlip farm into the midst of urban activities. . .... . i aenutues wi.i bs W'M the closer communion of city and country which transporta- tenden-d an u.i- tion and telephonic facilities provide, the work on the farm is made usual honor ty eii laborious and more productive through the adoption of the best methods of agriculture and the most modern tools and implements. h 'd. "I used to think him the i..... ... ..... i nmi. onK nr rniTi in inn wnriii - nm ill, mil w.ll be I in ins ijumiicss inuiuic inc luiniri, inc juurwui one di nasi, in oicsc i . . ,,, . . . the "mh anmviT-1 ,jaySt js a cjty man wi,h urhan forms and customs. Thc farmer's boy badger-bearded, Jun Ilk bis father VJI "Ji'f.il no longer nenU to leave home and settle in the citv to reap success; was!" fore delivering tbem. Senators do not care to hive their names associated with a law delr?d nncons'ttutlonal by the supreme four'. They have a good deil of r!d In their own knowledge and ability an I Becipt'on to "Uncle Joe." N the "th of nxt month "C n c I a Joe" Cannot, pot hat lay on the table at his side his besvy watchchain had been touched with gilt by ths conscientious artist. "I wonder what Hack's like to now." snd bis Ths esse almost fell from her hands; a shrewd voire was calling her name at the foot of the stairs. She friends I ioiij;ci iitun iu ivat iiwhiv uu .nn. hi mi i- from rrcsideui Hoosevt-lt down, are de- l.e can Io business with me city, according to me urnan mcinod oi termined to do him horn. It was first sale and exchange, flourish and thrive if he has the ability, and be a houkht that a dinner should !!' LUCcessful man of botli the cit.- gnd thc country. City men have found closed the drawer hurriedly snd went In bis honor, bjt since then I: ha . , .. . . , .' - . . , .v.- .. ... ' Gl airy to that of brevet major general of j been de. We.l tb.it the affair ahail taks profitable to invade tne nei.l oi ine agriculturist, and to csiam.sii re- " . , , ' " the Spanish wsr In rel.vlng to s .me ' thousand or more guests will bs In- T, f .:,.,:,, (lf traSIM,rtation and c ommtini.-ation as ai-entl L..w . ,. .Y., v.. ...a -..k . v ....... - ... - . . . - . " - I e a i . .i t 1 I I i a . t .., o civi ization as been to Drine tctretner in closer and nuicker rcia- wmowa winnei i " i young offlcers h's extwrl' n h said that while colonel of th Mfth Ml h- .attest their respeft and affe.tlon gan cavalry he and his command we-e I him. T.s fumtlon will partake to I Hons hitherto remote sections and regions. This is t he mission to overtaken one nl?ht by a storm an I some d. Kr. e of the character of a l L,;ch ,lcv arc tn 0 tKUttc, n the future with even more remarkable blvouared In an ooen flel'l. Tl;ev went I llrli-nl boom for "I'tlr Joe. an cr- ..... to sleep and In the morning whn he i tain of his friends ars determined t, success than in thc past. I pon the development of transportation awoke he looked out over a Held t t put htm In tfie Tel I for the pres da.itUI and communication depends thc solution in part of many problems of white nummocks. sniw having fallen nomination in ri 'S. urban and rustic life in their aunng tne nignt wn:cn roverei cm Ann n ine ptiiiiic n en wno ro n whole command, while nlwp. Tint in Robust Health. HE announcement by Senator Aig'r that he will retire jL believe that Mr. Cannon is too ill ti be nominated for pre.bbnt is iT'sl- d-nt Roosevelt blmsl'. The lafr re gards the veteran Illinois stitcs n in i s so vigorous in mind and body as to silence anv rrltl. Ism of his aS. The at the end of his 'g,.,ker takes all this talk of his can terra has directed dl,ary ja K,M, nij ,,. not al!n suentlon to a M,11M.f tn h left awav or Inft i. n-pd relations to each other. n n m tier of mem iters of the senste who are also in bad physical con dition. Senator Cullom. of Illi nois, has Just turnej from a long stay in Florida, whbb he was com lulled to make on account of h's health. He is 77 years of ags and Is growing very feeble. He has pulled through his last illness, but Is not able to stand the strain that he did even two years agi. Then there Is Senator Gorman, of Maryland, for s many years ths acknowledged lender of the I)emorrata. Those who know Mr. Gor man's physical ronlltlon do not ex pect that he wilt ever be able to take up active service sgaln In the senate and they regard It doubtful whether hs will even app-ar In the chamber again. Mr. Gorman Is understood to be suffering from Ilrlght's disease which msy end fatally at any time. Senator pepew, of New Yor't. h; S gone Into a retreat and he is virtually dead to the world. Even his colleague. Senator Halt, a physl'sl wreck him self, says thst Tpew should resign If he is capable of writing a resignation. The once famous after dinner speaker and raconteur la mentally dead, the dread disease , aphasia, having taken possession of his faculties. S -nator Daft is bsrely able to rhuffle hN wy to his seat In the senete chamber, h's legs being almost wholly psr.ilyrel. He Is still green st the too, however, and as mentally slert as ever. one whit by the eomplltmnury thlnss said of him. He said the othr day that hi great ambition was again to be speuker of the house and then re tire In favor of some one else. He con siders ths plsre he ho!. Is as sernd r" 'only In honor and power to that of ths presidency. Speaker Cannon sivs thst he has a It's me, Emma." she said. "I got home from Staffordshire but this morning, and I male up my mind to walk up snd see you straight off. Flnr-s I've gotten news as'll Interest you. Nay, don't you coma down I'm coming up to taks off my things. I reckon more than a fortnight's gone since I was here, and I mean to bids with you for an hour or so." Dofora Emma could reply lis vis itor was st her side. They had known each other Intimately from responsible ; I early childhood, and each did a she piesseq in ins otnera nouse. never theless, t was with something like embarrassment that the spinster stood aside to let her friend Into the cham ber. Her color deepened, but she did not speak. Deary me! deary me! you ars In an upset. Emma!" cried the woman. Whatever be yon doing?" Then her grandmowiers lor scvcrui gciiira,,..,i, mij-m i inv ui (t-s your wedding gown mads for the Hfspmtsihtlitu nf iflmt In iHan By REV. JOHN L. BRANDT, St. Louts Pastor. are some which we There things for are not we are not responsible for our temperament, whether it be nervous or plegmatic, bilious or sanguine. Our fa thers and mothers, our grandfathers and gre.it denire to g t through wi h the pcrament and to determine our character. We are not responsible for wedding s never came off." wor or nmgren n. gei " Matures. These came down to us from our ancestors. We are "You're right. Sarah." said Emms, long tne uanviae una. lie is a greni .... ... i "Cousin Richard Henry's I've since she's the frr .mr tt'itiirt W gAni inlrt lift ac a ci lover .l tne coun.ry ano o. rnuniry .vr - - - - ' y daughter Is to marry soon, and wre. ne wsnis m w om ani see in na, ln ,t tne results ot ine conduct oi a long imc oi ancestors. c are m.t. im m mint crops grow, espeililiy trie torn. lie ... . , ,lf tinit -vl...ni.,.t v,l,i,-l, ,r- b.rvnrable. sn.l for uhi.h u nesrest relsilnn nf my w -r hol.i. th. record in Washington a. an ' " V" ' , ' T ' " r , h.ve . . 7u.a eiter of roasting ears. During their are not responsible. ,tid wi.ue we cannot ciiaugc tne coior oi inc eye - . ,kltlll'l 'III I ITKUlliUI PiUll. mm-u ,u7 m,T .-,or lnc lair t,r ln(- ( I-m j iv r a 11 n in , ci a uiiiv- ionics 111 inc utjvii'iiiiii-iii and M T0 remftnhrr. Wain's made imf.. .....sy... .... -..- f , ntciicct and the emotions when we become the architects o It before the little factory was closed. ner tabl. Some of his facetious . , t, , , , . .,. ..,.. , frUn Is hnve siuteested thst It won d our characters and loriuiies, wnen we arc answerauic ooin iegauy ana - be cheaper for him to live In a livery morally for the dischurge of a duty, trust, debt, service or other obli- ... "Ul lDe ral.ln as he Is so fnml of r rn . 1 .. - w'.now a naniei inrew on ner cotton stsoie. as ne is so ionn oi crn. I A tinie ronie vvhi-n i-vcrv man. cxn-Titimr i, i.it ami liinnti,- I j .u. ...... N -v ....... , . ( 1 ijiovea aiin Birusen ine ssin. 1011 is supposed to have sufticiint mental capacity to understand and per- never spoke a truer word. Emma." ccive the distinction between right and wrong, and to be answerable . " Ju"t J,7, n( for lllS CondUCt. lh nlsht vnn trini It nn affee Xltu We are resposible for the preservation of our lives. We should Posnett had sent it from Caiton St Attorney Oeneral Moody. TTORNEY GEN. KHAL MOODY keeps denyl.ig the persistent runors! that he Is abo.it to retire fro n tlis cabinet. He noti fied ths present last winter that be would retain his portf 1II0 as at torney general un til the end of ths gr be careful not to expose ourselves to unnecessary peril. "Do thyself Ann'- I'd hsve thought you couldn't ,.,..,. f 11. part with It for old time's sake. Why, no harm is both the voice of reason and revelation. Vn nn ,f ,ftfk knw tho We are responsible for our natural faculties. I-.verv power of of doing so. he'd be right down hurt. he would!" . 1 .1 1 - it- . . 1 . . 1 ot. tne mind is uesigneu lor some speiiai use and wise purpose, lhe tin ilerstanding, thc memory, the judgment, the affections, must be prop erly employed and improved. We arc resjHmsible for our wealth. Riches are intrusted to men present ongTess, I stewards, w ho w ill have to L'ivc an account unto C.ol Wralih ' wnuu v.i.1 ue me im oi nei jian m. . , , ... , , ... He now declares that he has nit ' " "v " -y.,, Kvivj ui viciy of ators have both perceptibly fallen off In health during the past year. Senator Prye, of Maine, Is not so vigorous as be wts two yesrs sgo and hit to' league, Senator Hale, has suffered two or three attacks of Illness that hsve caused some alarm. There are eight or ten I'nlted States senators who are In anything but robust health. AHe Mn In th Senate. es ine t " HE I'nlted S ate 1 I I senate has dom j I I more In the pis v I I I sis weeks to rein t V. state Itself li ths : ......1 ii.uuurui v an 4 ai- mlratlon of the peoplo than It had done In sis years previous. Sines ths railway rats question debate cams up In ths sensts ths country has ieea pleased and astonished by ths Ugh. trade of iuusni.ta.fllD and chusetts and becoming a candidate lor the I'nlted S.a'ea senate to su e -ed Senator Crane. Mr. Moody has been one of the very bard working members of ths cabinet and as attorney general he has bad an unusual smount of big oik to stten' to. He hss not been In as robj t health as formerly and his close appli cation to his duties his woru tin down until he has lost very consider ably In weight. He Is not ths stout rotund figure he a when he entered the cabinet. His fare Is thinner and shows the lines of worry snd work. Before he left the nsvy nep.irtment hs met with a severe actldent while on an 0ffi1t.1l visit to the naval acalcmy ai Annapolis, lhe horses attaihed to his carriage ran away ami Mr. Moody was thrown out of the vehicle ami s verely hart about the bead. It hai been noticed that since that sol lent hs hss not been as vigorous as he wis before, i.Ur lacntai; or physically. Emma's color grew fainter. "I don't know If Hack's living or dead." she said, shortly ; "snd It matters nought whether he'd be hurt or not" "There, now," said Mrs. Hewlet. Ith a laugh, "you're getting a bit hot! What would you say If I were ,8r",or U"7,lllo "orllU on c hanged his mind nor altered his and to the glory of God. to tell you as I'd seen him but yestcr- owMow T,,e 7"l"Uni rttm".r",n h'J Wc arc responsible for our time. One of the most precious d" nJ dr "'!t ors aiorgsn ana 1 eiius. 01 Aianims. 1 j )n ln(.,U(1, lh. ,)robat)llltv 1 f . . . . biding at my slster'ar ivs both perceptibly fallen it In h .,, ,, aln ln M,,,a. things we possess is time. The period of our probation and prepara- " r E ... .lth Hnelno- I ha nnat ir Rumiinr .-.... 1. i t. vi- 1.: .1. r ... . ' " "7. Hon fr the hereafter. Wasted time is the curse of many a life here, and will be the condemnation hereafter. We shall be held responsible for our influence. "Xo man liveth as I were glad he's alive, and that's all. What's Hack to me, when welly a lifetime has gone by?" HU. .A.d Ki w a A . .!.. I. ... M, , , , I ...7 -vm, will UvJ kaav II unto himself. 1 he power to affect others is possessed in a greater or strange!" remarked Mrs. Hewlet. "As less degree by every human being. The greater the influence the ,r he could be anything to you! You greater should be the impression that it is held in trust and that the ,r,"d b,m ba(;,r- 1 Co 'r r. ..... . , . , I so you couldn't have cared a lot for 1'in.ooH'i nni nave 10 give an account ior mis trust to Hie gTeat I the lad." rounder of Society. "Ui that be." said Emma, more We are responsible to the neonle of the present feneration Ue nu,'l!r: B- . He offended ' ' " I . l, k kl. ..nn.il ...... In . t. . . . . w . r ... ... 1. . . . . n 1 . ... 1 . 1 . 1 I I ' aiiimi 9i.'lli llic 5Ul l i'n s, ii'iim iiiv tiiisidhcs, ui Ileal inc WOUndS of those who are past and gone. We cannot teach the ignorant of the centuries that arc behind us. Like D;.vid, we are to serve our own generation by the will of God. We arc responsible to one another. Kvery man is measured by his own measure. Those who are mighty in intellect, and genius and power must be mighty to help, for "IWito whomsoever much is given of him shall much be required. More will be demanded from the intellectual than from the illiterate. More beneficence will be required from the rich than from the poor, more activity from ihe strong than from the weak." 1 Snes-on." "Carryings onT" exclaimed Mr. Hewlet. "It meant a mighty lot Just so mo silly g-sip about bis dancing wlt!i another wench st CiJton Easter fair! I never could see why you made such a sons of It To think of a young couple quarreling the day sfors they were to h msrrlej. only because It e lad had danced with another! Put yon were very oalous-mInded In those times, Emma; yon know that as veil aa 1 da . . . In ma( sur prised as Hack never offt red to t It up." Emma's mouth open4 as If Ut retort; then sha shook her hesd. i did offer tims and tlma again, a you're well awars." sbs said; "but I' mads a vow aa I'd never say yes U, him. and at last bs gsv over." "Ay, and rented his farm and went to livs with bis old uncle, Ashbourne way, and's never been back from that day to this. Hut I'vs seen him, as I tell you." The other's ears were hungry; but she strove bravely to repress her curi osity. "Now you rs hers," she- said, "you can help me with ths gown. I'd thinking of unpicking It forthwith." Mrs. Hewlet was looking from tbs window, towards the road that wound past the spinney, near ths Nether End" of ths village. She tsrned with- pursed Hps. "I don't think as I'd unpick IC she said. "Llks as not ths needle marks'll show. If you're so set oa LJbsy having It. why. It might ba al tered without taking It all to piece Ttll you what. Emma, you'd best try It on. and let me see how It hangs fashions nowadays aren't so very dif ferent to my thinking." In a few minutes ths gown was donned, and the widow, with pins be tween her teeth, knelt on ths gray and red knitted rug. drawing In as gracefully as she could ths too ample skirt "I saw Hsck." sbs mumbled. "At first I couldn't believe It was ha. for hs looks so younj and hearty. Not a bit stout, either he takes after bis mother's side. And he's been a widower for more then a twelve month. A warm fellow, too, they tell me; he belred his ancle's fortune, and got more with his wife. Now, look up, Em. there's no need to keep your eyes off the glass." Turn and twist as Emma might, the mirror was too small to show aught but the head and shoulders. Mrs. Hewlet rose, took np the bonnet and placed It lightly on the black coll; Emma's bands rose to the strings. "Dear Heaven!" said the widow. "I can't believe aa It all hap pened so many years ago If any body told me yoo were but 30. I wouldn't be surprised! See. here's the gloves since you're done so much, you might aa well put m on. "I can't see myself If I do," object ed Emma; "besides, where's the good It's silly work!" "The good's tha I wleh it." replied Mrs. Hewlet. who was looking from the window again. "Do as I bid you. Em you can't say as I ever asked too much of you. And there's the long glass la the parlor still Just you step down and get a full-length view." They descended to the parlor, a sunny place whre the furniture shone with a century's coating of beeswax. Mrs. Hewlet drew Emma to the mahogany-framed glass that bung be tween the two long wlmlows. "Now Just you look at yourself fr a bit" she said, "and be sure y" don't move. I'm going Into the gar den to gather you a posy of gilllfera snd lad'slove you'll not be complete) till that's ln your hands." But, after the first glance, the old maid saw only a very shadowy pic ture in the glass, for as she stood tears filled her eyes and ran down ber cheeks. She heard foot steps soon and threw ber hesd back; It would never do for even so Intlmat a friend to see ber giving way so weakly. Dut It was not Mrs. Hewlet who entered It waa a tall, handsome fellow, dressed In riding-clothes, with, gaiters of rough untanned leather. And Emma was not aware of his Identity until she heard a sharply drawn breath, and a muffled exclama tion fit "By Jowks!" She wheeled around; her band rose to an agitated bosom. "I dont know what" her voice quivered, died away ln an Incoherent murmur. "I doubt I've been forward In com ing like this." said he. "I'd never have dared but for Sarah Hewlet'a encouraging me. She told me. amongst other things, as you'd kept your weddln'gown all these years, and now I see you In't; . . . Em. tove, you've heard from her as I meant coming you've donned It to please me?" "Nay," she replied, brokenly. "I've been beguiled Into It I'd no Idea He caught the hem of her right sleeve, "Em." he said. "Em. It's more than SO years since you and I parted. . . . I matvVvl soon after I left thl country, and I lovt.-d my wife, but sot as I'd loved you. ... Ah that time, Em, you were In my thoughts. . . . Em, I'm come for to ask you agaln." 8 he looked him full In the face. "And I say no," she replied, bravely, "aa I promised to." The farmer waa pale with disap pointment. "Well, It's but what I feared." he said, making towards tb door. "Tell Sarah as what she's done Is no good." But ere he reached tho threshold Emma, almost against ber will, turned and held out her arms. "Hack." she panted. "Hack. I've kept my vow as I'd give you the nay say. . . . Hack, lad, dont leave me yet awnne. . . . tiacg. I ve said It, ... my turn's come now. I never thought as I'd hav to do so. lUck. U s for me to offer." The widow came on tiptoe with her flowers. The parlor door was slight ly ajar. She had meant to laugh; but when she retired out of bearing to the hop arbor ln the garden, ber cheeks were glistening. I'll lay my soul as Libby does&'r get that gown," she said. Promotion. "My dear Jans," said the mistress of a household, "yon have served . now faithfully for 55 years. We shall hene forth regard yon aa a memlr of our family. You will receive to eaes! .