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mil A LETTER TO-NIOHT.
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iMfoM
l«etur«otrb*U,
_ room to-nlgbi;
Um friend* that call,
letter writ#—
folic# *t ao»e, ,
ten Um day la dona,
1 hand* and down oast ere*.
I UUak of the abaeat on*.
»t Mlflably aerlbble: "Kxca* «y haate,
ra tenrcnty the time to writ*," , _
; their brooding Utmuihta wandering
back
many a bygone mgbt,
they loot their needad Ut*P and re«t,
-1 every breatb w»» a prayer
i Ood wunld leave theii j*«ncate baba
' r leader U> ve jurfl care.
1 let the«a feel that you've go more aeed
'Of tbitt lore and counsel wine;
; Mir the bean grow* »ir»ug«iy aenaiUve
when ><e has dimmed hi* eyeo.
U BU«ht be well to let thein believe
Yoa ne> er loi get them juite—
Tha: you drem U a pleasure when far away
Long letters home to writ*.
Donl think that tbe youngaudgiddy friend#
Who make your pastime gay
Have half tbe aux.oos thoughts for yon
That the old Mk» have to day.
The duty of writiug do not pat oil.
. I<et #leei> or pleas ure watt.
i<eat the letter for whieb they looked and
lODgt-d, .
Be a day or an bear too late.
K«r the aad old folk# a! home.
With loctafaal turulng white.
Am longing to hear of the at**>ut one -
write them * letter to-night.
Cincinnati Saturday Mgbt
THE FULFORDS.
The FuiforO* were iu a great
about getting their daughter Millicent
married.
To be sure, they were always in a fuss
about something —father, mother, soos,
daughters, ami all.
Could the whol# Fulford family be
"boiled dowu iuto one quadruped and
that quadruped a hunter, it would un
doubtedly prove what is known to
Nluirods as a "rusher."
The Fulfords are all aliie in a g<*xl
many things. They are none ot them
iu the least clever; but in Hut they re
semble the immense majority of their
ueighbor<. >wil I have Wondered and
woudered how it is that with reully
such rabbitt-like braiiu th"y do not
make utter shipwreck* ot their live*. 1
have partially succeeded in solving the
mystery.
First, their stupidity does uot lie in
thedire?tiuu of uot knowing how to
take care ot their money, of which they
poewe.-s a irood deul. Distr>«sed friend*,
Hash speculators, and indeed, the whole
crew of "bletders," as thy slang term
has it, might appeal to them.^terually iu
vain. They have uo heart and no am
bition.
Secondly, although the world is quite
aware what small fry intellectual— the
Fultords are, yet practically, and per
haps on that very account, the world is
rather fond of them, and acts as if
it could more easily spare a better fam
ily. You see they are a living eompli
lueut to every oue else—the foil, or
background, againtt which superior
people, and the still larger claw of those
who fam-y themselves superior, shiue
out.
Those who envy them their good look#
and good means— neither of which, by
the by, are very tremendous—owe
them no grudge for these because con
soled by their mental short-comings
and generally lack of social weight.
Thirdly,they take their life easily to a
degree marvellous in people who are
philosophers. "It is due to their diges
tions, wonderful constitutions, and so
forth," says the world, and uo doubt
that has much to do with it.
When I say they take life easily, 1
mean as to its troubles, cares aul de
feat*, for a» 1 began by announcing,
whenever anything has to be done,
ln>ui a journey to a wedding, they are
instantly all fuss and Hurry.
The eldest daughter is married. 8ha
married, iu her first season, a middle
aged M. P.," with lots of money, aud
l.ss now two children—the Fulfords are
ail prolific.
But Millicent hat* bung lire mire dis
tressingly, and her third season is now
drawing to a clone. Hitherto, no oue
has minded much, but now the family
have just woke up to tlie fa a that
Winny aud Flo, the two n»xt girl* who
happen to be twins, are quite seventeen
aud will, therefore, have to be present
ed next senjtou.
The 9ort of way tuey all play with
their card> ou the table is a wonder to
behold. If a sou, of wh>m, like the
daughter*, there are many, gets plucked
' up for au example—ami they almost
always do get plucked -the whole faul
tily publish the m >rt ideation of such an
occurrence iu the pleasure of imparting
so interesting a piece of new*.
In the present instance, about Milly,
they all announce the fact wherever
they go, and almost before her faec.that
they are dying to get her otf their
hands, on account of the next twt> who
arejprontlng up.
They flud consolation, I suppose, in
airing their grievances, and perhaps,
. also It) the words of sympathy which
they evoke. Perhaps, too, they are in*
hopee of a useful suggestion or a lielpiug
hand. Anyhow, tuey could no uiore
bold their tongue a!>out a shoe that
pinches than so mauy babies. What
tbfy* want they mu$t clamor for,
whether that is the rlglit way t«i get it
or not. Still it is surprising how »*ften
H does turn out the right way with the
Fulfords.
But though the family have no
hearts, in the higher seuse of the word,
tbey.are uot only burly ativcttouateone
-t» aaothefc, but are <piite as capable of
filTHtg In »ove as otne* people., And
this ■ What v bappeued to Mitlie»ut a
coupl« of y*af» ago, and heaee probably
why she has "buug ttre* so, a* pe >[>Je
ftrrr*1 it. , ' J "
iWaou Mt Milly s attachment was uot
Kere there was auy immediate
tof marriage. Allan Camerou
ery nice young Scotchman, an 1
MM'very "braw" in hie kilt at the
CSfedemau ball, where Milly tirst met
hha. Bqi well-shaped knats and a
wide chest, though solid enough in
their way, are not a foundation to
ruarry %^on—aot, lb at is, iu ciyili/.sd
society. It fa true he had recom
mendations which though more calcu
lated to please the father of a girl, had
•till not the irrefragable claim or a land
ed estate or a banker's book. When
quite young be had requested to be put
K to eouimerviai pursuits, and to have bis
younger son's portion devoted to getting
> bias a start in a great merchant's count
Br >roi.
, He had bi 'd French and Garoun
HJb bit ifcare hours; had woo the confi
dent* or hk employers by his industry
ttuality.sad now, at three.ant
had already been sent twice
rn and Japan by the finu, aud
aa promising a position to ba
m day a partner and die a rery
rich man as any yoong fcA >w iu tti«*
mne neble yet not fashionable w*'.k of
Hte. 8UU, for the moment his ioooie
was only 400 a year, nor could he and
Miitioent, when they bad come,to the
*«tage of disciweinf pooibilitles, devise
any feasible plan for atretchim; it 16 a
higher figure. 8be» life® all the Ful
- fords, was to have £t 0,090; bat that, as
(he lovers well knew, was areaeon alto
rr against dreaming of asking
'a consent Instead of houin*»tor it.
easv-Jroin* pam, Pajia
Foiford, qu:ta.iaea|»*bi<e
Ltlons of anger at
knew all about the
flotation: for that rn^t
oa befow their ayea,
uid tm devoid of the flimsiest attempt
at ooooeaimsnt: butthey supposed all
flirted mon or less, and if
anyiottber a&out tt, they
love fever so badly, and
were quKe dMnwd that it could never
•'Yen know you'll torn* that young
■mui's said old Fulford, pathet
ically, to his child one day when he had
nothlas das to say.
"Nonsense, papa, I'n sure I shan't."..
"It's nonsense, ofcomap, bat ha may
keep sariooa raitom away." -
"And why dwulda't he be a serious
suitor?" veuturefl MiUy blushing.
"Thai'r good,'4 said papa, "why he
hasn't two-pence. To be sure, it cuts
ways. I mean the buzzing about you.
U attracts other wooers.
"Ob, papa, wbat a shame! I'm sure
If poor Allan heard—"
"That's good again. Poor Allan is
good."
"And suppose I choose to marry
h5ni?" said the young lady, flaring up
and stamping a very pretty foot.
"Then, my dear," said the fond father,
impenurbably, "I shouldn't give you
owe farlbiug."
Aud the girl hadn't the slightest
doubt that he meant what he said.
A short time after the above little
confab, the waking up as to the clear
irg the road for the tw'ns came and
shook the house of Fulford like au
earthquake.
"What are you about, mother?*' ask
ed Juiue*, the second son. He evident
ly thought a mother was a sort of hus
fand-buntlng hound, and sure to bring
down her q«arry if properly urged to it.
'•Well, my dearest Jim, what cau I
do? I take her everywhere. I've told
hfr it's ridiculous her not going off."
"Absurd."
"And it makes t>eople laugh at me."
Then Howard, the eldest hope of the
i'ullords, lounged in.
••Eh: talking of Milly? Oh, yes, you
know. I say, dash it all, mother,some
thing must be done!" and he puffed
away at a cigarette he was consuming,
as it he thought even that form of en
ergy might de good to the cause they
had on hand.
"That's what I say," said Jim.
"If, instead of droppiug on 'some
thing mu.-t he done,' ,>ou wouldfeindiy
inform me from the denth of your wis
dom what thnt something is began
poor Mrs. Fulford, growing shrill aud
| angry.
"Well, listen here, Mater," quoth
Howard, soothingly. "I'm not a man
of id* as myself, but when I hear one
dropped by auother fellow, if I think
it's worth anything, I've sense enough
to piv-k it up. Now. Bangs was sayiug
the other day—"
Iiord Hangs is the p'anet to wh >m
j Howard does moos, always, in fact,
keeping his face toward him, as our
moon does to us, uultss she happnus to
have auother face ou the other skie, but
I can't enter into that.
The Fulfords are ail toadies, but hon
est outs, who scorn to conceal the fact
from any one.
"Well, Bangs was saying that all the
successful man-hunters now—"
"The what?" chorused his mother
and Jim.
"Well, match hunters or man-huu
U rs! it's all the same. He says vou
maygoou hunting the species forever
I arnf do no good. Where was I? I wish
you wouldn't stop me for a word. 0:1,
1 know! Hangs savs that all the sue
ce»s ill sports-women single out the
particular head of game they mean! to
stall, aud then delil-erat- ly hunt him
down."
"By Jove! a rare idea!" cried Jim,
w ho always admired what his brother
admired, especially if there was a lord
in the case. "But how the dickens
could a chap like Bangs!"—a chap like
liar.gs! This mark you, is very much
behind Bang's back, a little unstriug
lirg of the bow—"like Bangs, who isn't
thirty, and has no girls of any sort to
marry—"
">ly uear Jim, interrupted ui3 elder
brother from the height of his superior
ity, "he's a stag."
"A stag!"
"Of course, old stupid. He's learned
all aU>ut hunting by dint of beiug
hunted, and he sa3"s some of these ljou
dou Amazons are so deuced clever that
he believes they'll catch him by sheer
wearing him down. He tells me—
'Howard, old man,' he sa>s, "if ever
you hear that I'm knocked on the
tiead—' " .
"lib!" gasped poor Mrs. FuJford.
•Married, mother; married. Married,
or knocked on th* head, Lsa4l the same
thing when you talk of a man; but if a
girl mates pretty decently, why she is
thought to have got a prize in life's lot
tery—won a victory in fact. Baugs
says', mot lit r. if ever he marry, I may
say—'Ah! poor devil! He couldn't
stand being uuuted any more."
.Now where should they find a 9tag
for Milly? That was a cabinet question
and required a council of all the Ful
forda, including a few frieuds.
Hang's idea was much applauded,
likewise Howard's prodigious sharpness
in picking it up.
Cameron might go to the limbo of
pt miiless lovers. Nobody car^d. He
wasn't a stag.
s. Now lor it! On whom were they to
try tbeir new-found system? Old Ful
fold talked a great deal, but all he really
said was that the thiug ought to be
simple enough; the <1rl was good-look
«g, aa all allowed ; and he gave her teu
iLotitand pounds.
At tat it became evident that the
aeti:nl marking of the quarry was be
yond the Fulfordian imagination, and
re was a general call upon an old
Duly AVall-ti woman who in her day
had looked up husbands for three plain
i-h Mi>a Walls with much cleverness —
to lake up the work.
she said, "I can't see the
difficulty."
So much superiority provoked a mur
mur of surprised approval. There wa^
a silence. Then Mr. Fulford said:
"No, really; cau't you?"
' Have you ever heard," pursued her
ladyship, "of 'Hoist with his own
petard?'"
No; tne Fulfords only know Shake
speare irom going occassional ly to the
Lyceum Theatre, and as they seldom
lfcttn— talking a great deal, and looking
more at the people than at the stage—
their knowledge of our greatest bard is
of the most limited kind.
"Well, then, 'Caught in his own
trap?"' asked Lady Wail, bringing
down her language to the meanest
capacity With itl-dtejnisted contempt.
"Oh yes, we know that,'' cried all the
.Fulforaa, quit** proudly.
"Then, there you have it," concluded
their councellor. "What say you to my
plan?'*
No, not a Fulfor l understood her.
Jjlie very ne.itly aw ore.
"Pear, dear," she hurst forth; "you
are all very stupid."
They took this ior a good jibe, and
htuvhed quite pleasantly.
"Don't you «ee that the very man—
stag, us you call him—who is waiting to
be staked, is no other tliau this same
noble vtajount. Lord Bangs himself?"
climax *d ber ladyship.
So bold an idi*a was such a bombshell
to theFuIJord brain that it very nearly
burst it.
* & * * ■ • *
There was very liltle time to be hwt,
for it was already the en(4 of Juno
j Tb« fuss, the har'v, the want of all
I delicacy and disguise, whioh would
I have proved fatal" in so many c*ses,
were just what favored the Fulfords Jn
i the punaiit of a man— I beg his pardon,
a lord—who was knocking under simp
ly, as he had before expressed it, to that
traitorous friend Howard, to escape for
life from the clatter, the row, the un
tiring stratagems of a venery
where the hunters know neither p%u»e
nor discouragement, ignore alike both
fatigue as concerns themselves, or pity
for the poor creatures they parsua.
Within three weeks the marriage was
arranged. Ooespectator of this strange
yet common claaa—our friend Allan
Cameron - looked on the innocence of
his soul, at first with incredulity, then
with amazement, at last with alarm.
He bad not been enough in the ffrst
«ocMy to have loat his sense of right and
W&a be finally realised the position,
he resolved, aa any brave young fellow
would, not to see his life wrecked, and,
what to bin came fLr before that, not
LJ *
to suffer tamely that the girl be loved
should be sold *» » Gfcek slays to the
tWohoa* bidder, without making one
bold effort t» set matterrright—farkeep
what be bad woo. Ho *o«ghti and ob
tained wfthout opposition fr*m any
quarter, an interview with MHlieent
*^Wbat is the meaning of this?" he
said, under bis breath, with a desperate
effort to stick, to »the resoiutloa he had
made that he would be quiet an 1 gentle
throughout. They were quite tar from
one another, parted by almost the en
tire breadth of the room.
"I'm worry, very sorry indeed, Allan,
let it canObe Wiped," she began.
"Sorry! you say you are sorry—you
si ill calf me by the old name, and yet
\ ou say it can't be helped."
"Ob, I am sorry you insisted on see
it s me, it can do no good," she said.
"But 1 am in the dark, do you bear?
You loved me—you love me still—I
know it—" . ....
• I do. There, I tell you so honestly."
"Then why, by all that's sacred, are
you marrying another man ?"
"Listen to me." and she told him, as
well as she cjuIu, bow she must get out
of the way of her two sisters—he
"»liunted" her brothers called it. How
she was not preferring a rich match
without love to a poor oae with it; but
that her marriage with liord Bangs was
by sacrificing her own feelings to duty,
at least possible, whereas a union with
Allan was impossible—at all events for
very mauy years.
"Oh, don't mistake me, she con
tinued. "If 1 bad only my own happi
ness to consult."
"But that makes it all the worse," he 1
urged. "If you told me your feelings
for me had changed—"
"They never can."
"Aud does liord Bangs know this?
"1 told hioi I was very fond of vou,
aud could not pretend I was in love
with him."
"And what did he say ?"
"He laughed, and said every nymph
had her shepherd, of course, tbat real
love only came to womeu after mar
risge, that he was neither jeaious nor
nentimei tal; and oh, Allan, what do
vou think he ended with?"
"Heaven knows!"
"Why, he said I might be quite easy,
for that, though be wished to marry
me, he wasn't romantically in love him
self."
"The man's a brute," burst forth the
young Scotchman. "It is because you
have a heart, and have given it forever
to me, that I will move heaveu and
tartb to save your happiuess, aud my
ewu too, for they are one. Ovi, I repeat,
if you had changed, if you cared for
this r.ch lord, my pride would
bid me depart in silence. 1
know not what would become
of me,but I would trouble you no more.
But, now hearing from your own
sweet lips that you are true-au 1, oh,
wnatever l>efa!l, I bless you for those
words again and again—knowing, I
say, that you are true, let me beseech,
implore, uuy, hav<- I not a right to or
der you, to pHiise at the brink of the
precipice and draw back while there is
1 \et tiiue?"
* "But, Allan, my parents have arrang
td—sett lid everything. lam power
It sj* in their bunds. They leave me no
choice; they prove to me that it must
be. Do uot urgo rue to siuful reiiel
lion."
"And it is no eiu, pray, to love one
I man and wed another? To perjure
^ outsell at the altar of God ?*'
"That's just what I said to papa, and
he told me that all these things are
conventional; that everyone Knows the
marriage service is put in our mouths,
and that we have no choice as to the
■ exact expressions. He said if the con
tracting parties mean to be faithful and
kind to each other, nothiug more is re
I quired of thera either spiritually or so
I cially. Oh, we had quite a long talk
about it, I assure you."
Dming this speech, Cameron hail
gradually drawn quite close to her, and
was now looking hard into her eyes to
see if she was dealing with him frankly.
Vt9, there could l>e no doubt, the girl
if blinded by sophistries, was yet with
out guile.
During all this colloquy he had never
called her by nauie, tuough she address
ed him as Allan as simply as if their re
lations had uever chauged.
Perhaps he waited to see if she de
served it; or did he keep the power that
it* inherent in such terms to try a last
appeal?
He made it now. Taking her un
resisting hand in both his own, he said:
"Did 1 not know you so well I should
think you were acting a part. Milly—my
own Milly! it were better—better far
in the sight of heaven, believe me—that
you should fly with me this night than
fulfill this cursed engagemeut. I do not
say I shall urge that. I will thiuk, de
liberate, pray. Only tell me, Milly, that
you will nevei wed Lord Bans?s."
"OJi, I cannot. You should not urge
me, indeed you should not. 1 nave
promised papa and mamuia."
And she began to try and twist her
hand away from him, aud her whole
aspect became one of perplexity aud
alarm.
For a moment the young man tho ight
he should lose his senses.
What was to be done with such a girl?
She owned she had for him what she
culled love,yet it was love which would
not submit to either guidance or coer
cion?
The solutiou lay in a word, but it was
quite beyond Allau Cameron.
She was a Fulford!
How long the painful conference
mi^'ht have lasted I am unable to say,
but at this poiut steps aud voices were
heard approaching, and in another mo
ment Mr. Fulford and Lady Wall en
tered the room.
"Ah Cameron, how are you? Won't
you stay and lunch? This is queer u.'Ws
of the House of Lords."
Such was the perfectly easy greeting
of Milly's father to tb.' man w.use
wrtck be Lad succeeded in v • n- is'i
ibg.
Lady Wall was very ii. ii'.J :e it.
Kissing Milkcent "was elusion, she
bestowed an inclination of the head
upon her lover much rud?r thau auy
cut direct.
The fact is, her ladyship h>\d made
war so many years of her life upon
"detrimentals," that she continued af
ter all ber daughters had married to
hate them from habit.
Poor Allau had but one distinct feel
•tig at the moment. A louging to es
cape Irom them all and be alone. MuU
leriug a few words of excuse and fare
well, he rushed into the street, strode
off lor his solitary lolgiugs, aud lockiug
himself in, he flung himself upon his
bed, and sobbed aloud.
He felt that his happiness iu this
world was over.
And Millicent married Lord Bau^s,
and tbe twins came out with uo ob
struction iu tbe shape of an attractive
elder Bister.
All tbe Fulfords rejoicci and cackled
over their handiwork like so mauy
geese. Just at first—for a week or two
—his lordship was rather happy. It
was a change, you know.
Even Miilioent nearly enjoyed her
honeymoon.
After that the marriage turned out
like two out of every three which are
botched up on tbe above fashionable
plan—shockingly 111.
Lord Bangs thought himself far too
cbarmmg a fellow for any one woman
to monopolize, and the scandals of his
life became one of the favorite themes
of tociety. Only society, which wa9 al
ways looking forward to the farther Ut
ile excitement of -her ladyship's '"serv
ing him oat," by bolting with one of
ber husband's friends was doomed, in
this particular, to disappointment
The Fulfords don't Do t—at least the
female Fulfords.
It is from the merest chance. T admit,
and I don't think they themselves
could tell you why, hot it is a fact. 8he
hates her bunhand, and she owus she
has quite lost any high principles she
may hare once posBMsed; but every
thing now is sarid to be hereditary, and
abeooeaii't inherit the bolting weak
net®: that, no doubt, must be it.
Of her old lover ahe has only heard
vaguely and at long intervals. He had
abandoned the desk when his Milly
abandoned him, and contracted thence
forth a way of turning up to remote
:—; ^
quarters of the globe, and tinji u
performing prodigfe#* as a volunte r
again* thsplra M of the Chloairu, ue
seemed to he ever courting death in t'te
glamour of excitement, and so fl /«•
yean rolled away.
Lady Bangs was sittkig with her
thiee' children ene morning—herself
skimming the Morning 'Pbst, an easy
task, for the whole group, were as mel
ancholy as a young duchess. Not that
anything had happened, but simply be
cause they were so nice and grand.
Suddenly Millioent utters a faint ciy
and presses her hand to her heart.
The little honorabies betray a very
faint, well-bred surprise.
Her eye was just ll| upon a paragraph
headed "A Hero," and relating how
Allan Cameron, in $n attempt to save
a tailor boy, swept over in a gale, by
jumping after him, had at last met that
death in the Ineian Ocean which he
had apparently long sought in vain.
The eldest child, a lovely boy, au,d
Milly's favorite, tries upon her Ihe
remedy of a carets.
See. she repels him!
Well, just now, no offspring of her
lord's is likely to give her comfort.
For a few seconds—white as marble
— the gazes imo space, tjien murmur
ing:
"My G'od, my God!" falls back iu a
p*> roxysm of tears.
How is this? Has she—can it be pos
sible that she has loved him all these
Years!
liut theu, by ail that's reasonable,
w liy, if her love was so great, so true,
wl y did she ortgiually—?"
She was a Fulford.— [Tinsley Maga
" zine. _
CUR SUNDAY NOVELETTE.
PEARL SYtVESTER'S RISK;
OR,
Tie Love that Led a Girl to Snatch a
Man From Ruin.
"Oh, father!"
Pearl Sylvester's usually silvery voice
was hoarse with eniotiou, aa she gazed
after the retreating figure of her parent.
Theodore Sylvester was a man of the
world, strong of will, aud not to be
shaken Iu the execution of a purpose
when he believed himself to be right.
He was rich, moved iu the most ex
clusive circle of society, aud doted upon
hi* only child. To do that which caus
ed her joy seemed the chief ambition of
Liin life. Pearl wits a beautiful maiden,
verging upon the full development of
lovely womanhood. Her eyes were
black, aud shone like two diamonds
from beneath the canopy of coal black
hair that crowned Iter intellectual fore
head. She loved her father very dear
ly, but, uulike him, there was another
tor whom her heart was brimful of de
vol ion. From her earliest school-days
she had treasured iu her bosom but one
(bought of Rudolph Hurglar. As the
yt ars t!ew by her early love developed
:i to a maddening passion that fairly
racked her braiu. She had not, like
most women concealed, from her lover
tbe full extent ot her unselfish devotion.
It was unfortunate, perh tps, that she
had not been more reserved. Never
theless, Pearl was a true-hearted, high
spirited and noble girl, aud esteemed
too highly the respect of the man she
loved to forget the duty she owed to her
father's name.
Kudolph Kurglarwas a young man or
tbe town, good looking, witty in con
vti>ation and unreserved in manner.
Among the companions at Delmouico's
and the club he was esteemed a good
fellow, and could always be counted
upon for a rubber of whist or a game
ot billiards. Left an orphan in early
youth he had never known the rein,
and as the means at his command were
ample his training had been, in most
part, acquired from compauion3hip
with the fast young men of the day.
Once he had presided at the banquets
of a motloy gathering, and the brillian
cy of his after dinner speech won for
bim the admiration and friendship of
a famous political boss who happened
ta be present. Tbe Insidious politician
soon wormed himself into the .young
man's good graces, pointed out to him
ihe advantage to lie gained from a
political career, and finally induced
him to espouse the cause of oue of the
ur«at political parties.
From tbe time forth Rudolph was a
politician. The refining influences of
Fifth ave, seemed suddenly to lose their
charm for him, and day by day the girl
to whom he had a thousand times pro
tested the wealth and endurance of his
affection seemed further removed from
bis thoughts.
"It used to be," mused I'earl, as she
gazed sadly out of her parlor window
one beautiful moouligbt evening in
October, "that IiuJolph would not
tbinK of letting an evening pass with
out coming to see me, but now he rare
ly vit-iis ine. Can it be that this man
to whom i have pledgtd my b 81 and
purest love has—Hut no! 1 will never
b< lieve it. Rudolph is too pure aud no
ble to play me false! He must be ill. 1
dreamt last night that I saw him los
ing at me in his melancholy way,plead
ing with me to come to him. Father
bas left the house in a passion. He ha*
forbidden'me to receive Rudolph a,'«in.
There must surely be something wrong
or he would not have been so cruel to
n.e. It is the first time he ever spoke
to me so harshly. And yet I am going
to disobey bim! I wonder if lam go
it g right? Still, Rudolph may be dy
ing. I can resist the impulse no lon
ger!"
Asshe thussoliloquized, Pearl drew a
si awl over her shoulders, pinned her
: reify little hat to her hair, and hasten
ed into the street. The noise of the
closing door behind her remiuded her
of the fai-t that she had forgotten her
night-key. She hesitatedfor a moment
for she feared her father's angn. Then
she hurried on and was soon oue of the
mauy fantastic shadows that grow ont
of the electric light on Madison Square.
ii
"I suppose," said Mrs. Magee, of
Avenue-A, as she helped her husbaud
ou with his regalia, "that you'll be
home as usual, woth yer nead full ol
biled oysters and yer stomach full of
politics."
"Shut yer head, woman." said Ter
ence Magee. "Wud yer have me stay
in tbe house, whin the byes have made
me chief mashal of the perade? Don't
ye know well euough that I'm to be
made th' deputy kurriner if th' young
masher gets elected? Sure, woman,
ye'll be livin' in Fufth avenue afore the
winter's over."
"I've me doubts, Terry," said his
wife. "Afore I married you I was nurse
to poor Mrs. Burglar, and th' last word
fcbe spoke to her fan was: 'Roody, me
child, keep out of politics. They were
tbe ruination of yer poor father.' Och,
dear.and here he is runnin' fer kurriner,
and him little more than a bye.
"Bah, woman, yer "crarked!"
cried Terry as he seized his transparent
ey and rushed into the street.
It watt noted by every one that there
wasn't a finer looking man in the par
ade that night than Tereuce Magee, the
boss of the ward,
The street were alive with bustling
men, fainting women and screaming
chi'dren. The smell of tallow candles
and burning transparencies, coupled
wi:h the beating of drums ana the
.«h"uts of political partisans, made pan
demonium of the night. Mounted upon
a piatform in the middle of the street,
and surrounded by bras bands and ex
cited follower*, stood Rudolph Burglar,
"the people's cboice for Coroner." His
eye was never brighter, and a* he pro
claimed the political principles upon
which be proposed to stand or fall, his
clear voice rang forth with bell-like
distinctness. As be warmed thorough
ly to his subject his burning eloquence
moved his audito s to shouts of admira
tion, until the air remanded with shouts
of "Burglar and Victory!" Now and
then be would be interrupted by one of
the many political ''striken" who
bovertd about the platform and re
queued to furnish some trifling relief to
a family (bat vu dying from Ike tit
fecta of exposure ana want. Tbo .ap
peal was not onco made in Tain. ( In
deed, the candidate did little else than
pall money Irom bis pocketa and hand
-k to those who sought bis aid.
Huddenly there was a strange com.
motion in tbe crowd, and Ifce brawny
spectators fell back, opening a passage
way to the platform. A moment later
a young and beautiful lady stepped into
tbe epsee before tbe stand ana raised
ber eyes appealingly to tae orator. Tbey
were rough men wbo stood aronod her,
but tbe presence of the beautiful girl
overawed them.
"And is it for this career of brawling
ard dissipation, Rudolph, that you have
foiPaktn roe?" asked Pearl Svlvester.
"tjuit this place at onee!" hissed Ru
iio ph. "How dareyou come bereaud
exj-ose me to the ridicule and contempt
of the multitude?"
"To admonish you, Rudolph, erelt is
tco late," replied the girt sweetly,
"that you are on tbe downward track.
( Yme, Rudolph; come away with me.
Give up this conttst before you area
ruined man!'1
"l^eave me!" cried Rudolph hoarsely.
Hhe lnokf d into his eyes beseechingly
for a moment, and every one saw that
the M as cryiDg. Then she turned away
padiy, and was soon lost to view among
the throng.
The affair cast a damper upon the
meeting, and talk as he would, it was
evident that Rudolph Burglar's elo
quence had lost its charm for the multi
tude.
That night he drank heavily, but in
every wine-glass he saw the reproach
ful face ol Pearl Sylvester.
III.
When Pearl had dragged her weary
feet to the door of her home she tried
the knoh. The door was locked. She
rang the bell again and again, and re
ceiving no response a terrible fear came
upon her.
"Can it be," s>he cried, "that my
father baslocked tne out of his house?"
Just then a window was raised in the
becondstory, and Pearl saw the blanch
ed face of her father. He seemed quiv
ering with pashion, and asked huskily
what she wanted.
"Let nie in, father. It is your
daughter Pearl," she cried.
"1 have no daughter," replied the old
man. "She whom I honored with that
name has left me, never to return."
He then drew iu his head ami pulled
down the window.
With a piercing scream Pearl sank
upon the step aud swooned. As she
fell a dark object llitted from the oppo
site side of the street, and rushing up
the steps caught the prostrate girl in
l.is arms.
'•i'earl, my darling, he cried passiou
atelv, "forgive me! I have wronged
you*deeply;neglected you and exchang
ed your sweet society for the ephemeral
t'atieries of men."
Toe only answer to his endearments
was a faint sigh, as the pale, lifeless face
of i'earl Sylvester fell upon the strong
of her repentant lover.
"MyfJoU!" he cried, "can she be
•lying?"
A carriage came lumbering slowly up
the street. itudolph haded it, and the
i.ext moment lie had lilted the unfor
tunate girl inside and was driven rapid
ly u way.
At his home on Madisou-ave., pre
sided over by his maiden aunt, Pearl
was treated with every possible kind
ness. Several days elapsed^before she
was able to sit up, and then Itudolph
was almost continually by her side. He
thought her the books and llowera she
loved best, and chatted with her by the
hour just as he had iu the days when
Pearl's heart was a stranger to care.
The election had passed, and his over
whelming defeat, the consequence of
the treacherous desertion of his profess
ed friends to the ranks of his opjmnent,
had convinced him that true love is
only to he found in the breast ol a pure
anei devoted woman.
It was only when Pearl's father learn
ed of her serious illness that he could be
prevailed upon to visit her. When he
saw the pallid, hut still beautiful face
of his child, his anger was instantly re
placed by paternal love,aud he not only
or^ave her dixoU-dicnce, but consented
to look upon itudolph as his future son
iu-lnw.
In a month Pearl was again herself.
As soon as she had been able to go out
lier father had taken her home. One
bright day, the br ghtest of her life, she
was wedded to Rudolph Iturglar, and
is now the mistress of the happiest
home in the length and breadth of
(jiotham. In the early evening of that
^nne day, while she and Kudolnh sat
gazing upon the starlit sky, Pearl a*ke<l
Itudolph if he would ever run for Cor
oner again.
"No, darling," replied the handsome
groom. "I have had enough of politics.
Hereafter I shall live for my home and
the iove of her who risked so much to
.-ave me frym a life of dissipation aud
want."
1883-1884.
ot sdrink to the year tnat Is dyiug fast,
Jltc>u htsdaj*. wore weary aua long;
. et ussing for the year that has come at last,
1 ct n* welcome him with a song!
I ct i s ;ipeetl with a song the sail old year,
;th ilie trouble hu brought Inhis train;
Lei usprert wlthatonst th* one that is near—
\\ e 1 nit hojied: I.tt us hop* again!
D.f sr.ow thatglistenson briar mid thorn
1 ike « t-heet o'eri he l-indscapo lies,
i.'Ue hwmldllng clothes for the year that is
torn,
»>! a sliroud for the yea' that dies;
A* d the uight winds wk.11 through the leaflet*
're*,
Ai d the blazing yule-logs' roar
-ouuds the funeral anthem of Eighty-three,
And a prelude for Eighty-four.
Ffiuil'at faces make way for the strange,
Aud the old gives place to the new,
!>u: faith in the future is firm through change,
A.sareums of the past are true.
Then w toa*t for the year that Is coming fast,
May hlsdays he merry and long!
Ar.d'u dirge for the year tli&t has go.ie at
Iftvt—
V e will f peed him home with a song
—K Heth»rn H'ltoou.
FRANK AND CLEAR.
liATli'K Admitted I lie Mrra(tb of lb*
Eiideate,an Eminent Phjslrlsa
Takeo I.okIciiI Action.
Ihe following letter tells Its own atory. Tlie
signature will be racognized as that of the
I'lijaician-in-Cfciefof De Qaincey Home, and
author of "Drugs Tnat Enslave," "The Hypo
deimic Injection of Morphine,""A Manna!
of Nur-inj," and many other popular and
valuai lrspecia' medical works:
191 West Tkxtu St^k", )
Nkw York, Augoit 11,1830. j
MlSSItS SeaBI'BY & JOHSHOX,
(twilrmm.-— l.ike moat of njy profe*i>n, I
am cautious about pinning my faith to any
uew medicine or curative assent. But your
BENSON'S CAPCINB POROUS PLASTER
has broken through the barriers and won Its
way to my good opinion. My a'.tenti^n was
flr*t called to it tome eight months ago by a
dstlant of mine. Although I waa well ac
.jnaiutcd with the superior exeell .nee of your
other plailer ar.d anticertic dressing, made
especially for the profession, the Benson's
waa comparatively new to me. 1 had beard,
however or 1U merit* a< a remedy. In csuea of
Ume Bark, Local Rheumatism, Neuraleia,
Congeetion of the Bronchial lube* and Lungs,
Dyspepsia, Torpid Liver and the like afltc
tlons. and have aiuc«- begun lo experiment
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Many testa of its qualities made in my own
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vinced me that there is no other single srtlcia
so valuable for popular use. nor so helpful In '
the diseases 1 liavens iced.
Should you deal rs ta do so, you may use my
name to that eCact.
Very truly yours,
EL H. Kaxu, A.M., M. D.
The genuine have the word CAPCIIT* eat
In the center Priee 25 cents.
teabary * Johnson, Chemists, Haw York.
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Special induccrndtti in
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GEO. E. STIFEL
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M1PICAL. r
Dr. J. E. SMITH,
Nil. 1104 (HapllM SIMM,
Near Fourteenth Htreat,
U tli* only regularly educated phyatelaa
•.ihtImIIhI «<u ilia lollowlo*illaeMaa la thf •
Hiatc of Wwt Vlmlnla, andTiie ix»i «vldeaM _
of iiU ok III hii<I aucceea la llieteatlmoujr oUAm
i it > i,u. Hit never nana a i *tlrut'« |fl 1
without i'« rml-al«n; Uiuee appended ut >
ft w out of mauy hundred oeillDcaie* la Mi
potawwiou. Many rtan' asperieaod la tfca
I-o«l lira|utain, Uiiellier Willi a thorough M
leal education and familiarity with tlnraaea
lie agenta, a claa# ohaar valine of tewpinin
U1 iiecnllarttlea, and atrlct ai(*nUoa U> kp %
gtenic inanritr»m*nt enablaahlm to treat *1(k
anrrrHa illatauw-M which arc fwjnentlr tfakfA
pH mm Itirtirulil*. In every Inataiiaa IWuw
will frankly ulvethe patient hl« opinio*.
;.V
4 onaniMptloM, R|illlla| Hl»a< —
friend* cave up all hope* of my raaovarjr
John K Hmlin cured me two rear* ago.
It»>bt. n*laiiey,Martln*a Kerry,&
(ananm^ilea, t'broal* IHarrftM
kallilni Mnd Paaalaf Hleed -I eateaa
elated to a akrleton. Htrength tone, Dr.
Hmlth cured me t wo year* a«o, ond 1 now MB
well. Mra.l'. J. KellaaD, wheeling, W. Va
Catarrh, Palreai af flaw, tea at
Voire-1 suffered (or yeara. l'li>«leteng *M
uiidlcluea failed to help me, 1 thought MJ
•Haeaae Incurable. Or. HmlM cured ma «oa*
I l« iel> I wo year* ago. have baen well 0wm
»lnc«. (Tliarlea CbaMaA.
of Rpeidel A tto„ Wheeling, W. Va.
Cancer of lr*ad-WM eat oat tbiw
tlmna by phyalrlauS. I>r. Hmltli cured MM
without the knife. Mia. H. M.OreuU.
To the LadlM~Dr. Hmlth hva method of
rrea'ltig falling f t th* womb and female
wrukneaa which enrea It In aaoort Urn#, U
die* n« d auff*r no longer.
rem ale Wfak'aeaa-Mcat aggravated
kind. >o one warned to nndenrtand Ure mm
of my d aughter. Dr. Hmlth eured her • jrw
ago and »he la now well ami ationg.
Mra.C. J. Nell-on. Wheeling, W. Va.
Flatj*la la Aae, rilaa-M<*i aggravated
Waa given up Ui die and pronotineart lucara*
hi*. On any back f«r eighteen weeaa. Dr.
Hmlth ron-d me In Ave weake without Mm
knife, three yeara ago, and I enjoy better
health now than ever.
Thoe. ( olvln, Grocer, Wheeling,
rite-Mr Wife had them for year*. CoMd
get no relief. Irr. Hmllh rurwJ tier Uiree yeaM
api, and aha baa had none el nee.
frrafalee* fleer mm teg for T«
red m* two yean at'
Mr*.Catherine Phi
Or. hmith cored me two yram ago.
lUlebauM,
Valley Orove, W. Vi
Dr. Hnaltb will mc*ca to nra tar cam af
plJ *•, no nalUr bow long at*odln«. vltlxll
ih« knlfr.mJ without the iMMt dacgar a#
any kind,
Im •« Health hw aaadaft
rpacUlty of Ihia conditio# wfalrb aapa Ik*
foundation of banllh Ud nodwi aalaaraMa
to many. ilia traatmrnt will raatora b**ltfe
and atrragth In • abort (lu I»r. NmJtfcM
rooma ara ao arranged that paUanta aaJlin* M
aM bin do not eona in eoatnat Willi atlMMh
and hla bnatnaaa with ladlaa and gaeUaaaaa *
atrtetl/ aonfldantUL
fbla daatroyar of Ufa may aonaalt I*. — tl>
with WfWpMH
A (ten tor MM«»rta»M>a aat la
patlanta at • dialanca on MHpl * tvaH
a Laan paL j^»d patfcanUj Uioa ImMwialfif*

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