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INTERNATIONAL PR CHAPTER T. T was in the sweet month of Septem ber, the soft after noon of a day that had been hot even on the borders of the North Sea, v.hioh sends its breezes flying over tbe part of Essex which is not flat and marshy, but rich and undulating, and fair and pleasant to look upon. In London the people were gasp ing for breath, but here, thougi the day had been fairly hot, it was n iw at six o'clock soft and balmy, and by nightfall the air would be sharp and fresh. It was such a fair day and such a fair view! Behind on the higher ground stood a rambling old house, half hali. half farm-house a house with a long red-brick front, and a sort of terrace garden from which you might look across the fields and the long green stretches of land over which the bold sea came and went at ebb and flow of the tides. It was a quaint old garden, with turf like velvet, and raised beds rut in it here and there, g.iy with blazing scarlet geraniums and blue lobelias, and kept neat and tidy by a quaint bordering of red tiles set edge ways into the ground. There were tall trees, too, about this domain, which hid the farm-buildings from sight, and also helped to shield the house from the fierce winter blasts, and in front there lay a rieh and verdant meadow eiopin' gently down to the high-road, where just then a man and a young girl had stopped for a moment as they walked along together. "Mayn't I come in?" the man said. Imploringly. ' No, I don't think you must," the girl answered. "You see, auntie has gene to Cc '.ehester, and she wouldn't like me to ask ycu in when I knew she wasn't there. No. I don't think you must come in this time." "Perhaps she will be back by this time," he urged, but the girl shook her head resolutely. "No; for the train does not get to Wrabness til twenty-four minutes past seven it is not as much past six yet,'' she said, simply. "But." he said, finding that there was no chance of his effecting an en trance within the fortress, "are ycu bound to go in just yet?" "No, I am not; but you are bound to go back to Lady Jane's for your dog-cart. She knows that you came with me. and she knows that auntie is in Colchester. "Uady Ja::e knows too much," ho said. w xedly. "Yes. I suppose I must go back. Put I may carry your rack": as far as the door, eh?" on. I think you may do that," an swered the girl, demurely. So together thpy turned and walked on. The road took a curve to the right, skirting the sloping meadow and ris ing gradually until they reached the gates of the old house, with its quaint red front and its many gables and dormer windows, and at the gate Dor othy Strode stopped and held out her hand for the racket. "Thank you very much for bringing me home," she said, shyly, but with an upward glance of her blue eyes thai W nt straight to the OMW'a perhaps rather susceptible heart; "it wa virv good of you." "Yes, but teil me," he answered, not. letting go his hold of the racket, "tho aa::t has gone to Colchester, von Bay "Yes." Does she often go?" "Oh. no; not often." 4 but how often? Once a werk?" ' Once a week oh, no; not once a month. Why do jron ask?" 'Because for the present I live in Colchester. I am quartered there, you know, and I thought that perhaps sometimes when tbe auntie was com ing y u might be coming, too, and I might show you n.und a tittle the lions and all that, you know. That was a !." think." said Dorothy him literally, "that TCP. M E I ) AN'I) WALK KD ON. auntie would ever want to be shown round Colchester, or the lions, or any thing. You se, she has livnl at the Hal for m- than fiftv rents, and probably kne . Colchester a thousand times as well as you do." "True! T Bight have thought cf that," ana he laughed a little at his own mistake, then added suddenly: "But don't you think your aunt might ' i But I don't Strode, taking ISS ASSOCIATION. like to come and have afternoon tea in my quarters? Old ladies generally love a bachelor tea." " I don't think she would." said Dorothy, honestly. "You see, Mr. Harris, my aunt is rather strict, and she never does anything unusual, and " At that moment she broke off short as a fairly smart dog-cart driven by a young man passed them, and returned the salute of the occupant, who had lif:ed his hat as soon as he saw her. "Who is that?" asked the soldier, father jealously, frowning a little as he noticed the girl's heightened color. "That is Mr. Stevenson." she an swered, looking straight in front of her. "Oh. Mr. Stevenson. And who la he when he's at home?" the soldier de manded. "Yeiy much the same as when he is not at home," answered Dorothy, with a gov laugh. He laughed, too "But te!l me, who is he?" "Oh, one of the gentlemen farmer! round about." It was evident that she did not want to talk about the owner of the dog cart, but the soldier went on without heeding: "And you know him well?" "I have known him all my life,' she said, with studied carelessness. In the face of her evident unwilling ness to enlarge upon the subject, the soldier had no choice but to let her take the racket frcm hint. "Good-by," she said, holding out her hand to him. "Good-by." he answered, holding it a good deal longer than was necessary; "but tell me 1 may come and call?" "Ye3. I think you might do that." "You will tell your aunt that you met me. and that I am coming to call tomorrow?" "That is a little soon, isn't it?" she said, laughing. "Besides, tomorrow there is a sewing-meeting." "And you go?" "Always." "And you like it?" Incredulously. "No, candidly I don't; but in this world, at least in Graveleigh, one has to do a great many things that one does not like." "And you might have to do worse things than go to a sewing-meeting, eh?" he suggested, for it suddenly flashed into his mind that there would be no gentlemen farmers in smart dog carts at auch feminine functions as sewing-meetings. "That is so. Well, good-by." "But you haven't said when I may come." he cried. "No; say one day next week," with a gay laurh. "But which day?" "Oh. you must take your chance of that. Good-by," and then she passed in at the wide old gate, and disappear ed among the bushes and shrubs vhi h lined the short and crooked carriage drive leading to the house. CHAPTER If. OK a momuit he stood there looking after her. then i i a a I h4 a in lieu uu ii s nop 'i A and retraced the I m stej s which he had TP? taken in Dorothy o n onuut a company, and as hs weal along he went again over all that aha had a a i d, thought of hrr beauty, her soft blue eye.,, and fair, wind-tossed hair, of the grace of her movements, the streng; fa and skill of her play, the sweet, half, ahy voice, the g ntle manner with now rmd then just a touch of roguiah fun to relieve its softness. Then he re ealled how she had looked up at him. and bow softly she had spoken his ;,;;:;e, "Mr. Harris." just as that farm- er-fellow came along to distract her atteation and bring the bright color into her cheeks, and, by .love! he had coma away and never told her that fell name was not Harris at all. but Ayl mer Richard Aylmer. commonly known as "Dick." not only in his regi ment, but in every place where he was known at all. Now how, his thoughts ran. could the little woman have got hold of an Idea that his name was Harris? Dick Harria! Well, to be sure, it didn't Bound bad, but Mut it did not anil him. Dich Aylmer he was and Dick Aylmer he would be to the end of the chapter except - except, an, well, well, that was a contingency he need not troul.de himself about at pres ent. It was but a contingency and a remote one. and he could let it take care of itself until the time came for him to fairly look it in the face, when probably matters would conveniently and comfortably arrange themselves. And then he fell to thinking about her again, and what a pretty name hers was -Dorothy Strode! Such a pretty name, only Dorothy Almer would look even prettier Mrs. Richard Aylmer the prettiest of them all, ex cept, perhaps, to hear his men friends i i.lling her "Mrs. Dick." And then he pulled himself up with a laugh to think how fast his thoughts had been running on why, he had ac tually married himself already, after an hour and a half's acquaintance and before even he had begun his wooing! And with another laugh he turned in ..... ... at the gates of Lady Jane's place, where he must say his farewells and get his dog-cart. Lady Jane was still on the lawn, and welcomed him with a smile. She was a stout, motherly woman, still young enough to be sympathetic. "Ah, you are back," she said. "Now, is not that a nice girl?" "Charming." returned Dick, sitting down beside her and answering in his most conventional manner. Lady Jane frowned a little, being quite deceived by the tone. She was fond of Dorothy herself and would dearly like to make a match for her. She had seen with joy that Mr. Ayl mer seemed very attentive to her, and had encouraged him in his offer to escort her down the road to her aunt's house and now he had come back again with his cold, conventional tones as if Dorothy was the tenth charming girl he had taken home that afternoon, and he had not cared much about the task. "I beard you say a little time ago that you were going away," he re marked, after a moment's pause. "Yes. we are off tonight by the boat from Harwich," she answered. "Yes, it is rather a long passage twelve hours but the boats are big and the weather is smooth, and it is a great convenience being able to drive from from one's own door to the boat itself one starts so much fresher, you know." "Yes, that must be so," he replied, "though I never went over by this route. And how long do you stay?" "All the winter," Lady Jane an swered. "We go to Kissingen, though Sr.- Z A. -7 "I y - SITTING DOWN BESIDE HER. it is a tritle late for the place. Then on by the Engadine, Italian Lakes, and to Marseilles. After that to Al giers for several months." "Algiers," he said in surprise, "really?" "Yes, I need a warm climate in the winter, and it gives Mr. Sturt a chance both of life and of sport, so that he does not really feel being out of Eng land for so long." "And you come back next spring?" "Yes; some time next spring," she answered. Dick Alymer got up then and began to make his adkux. "Then good-by, Mr. Harris," said Lady Jane, with much cordiality, "ami I hope to find you still at Colchester when we come back again. If not, you must come and see me in London dur ing the sc.son." "Thanks, very many," he said, "but my " "Oh!" cried Lady Jane, in dismay, "look, look! the fox-terrier is worry ing the Persian kitten. Do rescue it somebody, do, do!" (To be continued.) HERMIT IN A BIG CITY. Why an Old Li dy Hal Shut Herself OH from tii. i World. Various, indeed, are the wavs in which eoceotric people indulge their little peculiarities, but a decidedly original manner has been adopted by an old lady living hero, says a lir:s letter to the London Telegraph. On ono of te Brand boatovarda ataada house with elosed :-;hutters and fasten ed door. Scarcely a sign el life i. there a.!;out the piaes aad the house has ie- mained in a BimiQar state ovo.- a quar ter of a century. Hie owner is an old lady, who. on rft-pt. 4. is7i. tho day oa which the re public was prcv'awBssd, resolutely d ,er mined that no one afl c -d by republic an Idem should ever exoea the th a hod of her dwelling. To avoid am aUCS eontlngei cy she simply declined to allow any one inside and ha.s refuse 1 all oaten to hire either apartments or the shop below. '1 he only time fhe in oaks through her hard and tae! pn!e la when workmen are permitted to en ter in order to carry out repairs. Rateten, earpenten, loeksaarJiha and maaona or c a year in tu-ri lava i hi r privacy and male g, od any damage. To relatives whose poiit'eil tend enc lea an the eame aa hier own she la partic ularly p C (His, but at the death of each one an apartment in the building is scaled up and now all are closed barring the very ömall one atjhe bach of the house, whieh the anti-republican hermit laaarvaa for her own use and that of he.r three servants. This strange behavior on the part of an o!d laxly has repoatedly excited comment and numerous have been the attempts of people to gain an entrance by som ! ruse or Other. All their efforts are foiled by an afftd servant, who guards the front d-oor with dragon -like vigil ance, and ne would-be Intruder soon finds the portals slammed in his face and himself none the wiser for hin curiosity. Similar, but Different. Landlord (to delinquent tenant) "Well, what do you propose to do about the rent?" Tenant (examining torn trousers) "Oh, it's not so bad. My tailor can fix it all right." There is many a slip 'twixt the cup S A. 1- . II 1 A i . ami ine up, uui mere is only one between a man and the idewalk. NEW K. OF L. CHIEF. GENERAL MASTER WORKMAN HICKS A CONSERVATIVE. A Thorough BaUavac in th Arbitration Principle Hi Klectloti a Wild Ue bike to RadW-alUiu la tbe Great Order. psq ENRY A. Hicks. who was elected at Louisville, Ky., by the General As sembly of the Knights of Labor to succeed James R. Sovereign, re signed, as general master workman, has been some thing of a conser vative factor in that organization, so much so that until recently he had been heard of but little in some years. He joined the Knights of Labor not long after 1880 and for a time was active in the councils of the order. He was at an early day selected as a dele gate to District Assembly 49, New York city. He interested himself in the Henry George campaign of 1SS6 and since then has been, perhaps, known more as a Labor S(c'alist than as a K. of L. worker. He is at pres ent national committeeman for New York state in the People's Party. His belief was in arbitration rather than the strike as a means of settlement of the disputes arising between capi tal and labor. It is not therefore sur prising that the Knights of Labor did not regard him, at the time of his first prominence, as a "progressive." When the "progressives" pushed their ideas forward he retired from active par ticipation in labor agitation, but has come to ihe front again recently. Hicks is a native American and lives in New York city. He is 15 years old and la married. His trade is that of a stair builder and his present rork superintending in new buildings. He HENRY A. was chosen t) represent the stair builders in District AaseaiMy SSS, K. of L., in 1887, as a Bttstej1 workmen. Ho instigated a movement for the con solidation oi Iocs assemblies into a state assembly, and the project Vaa carried Into effect later on. in 1S90 he was self eted to succeed George Warren as BV&Ster workman of Duiid ins; OonstrOCton' Diatrfet Assembly 253. Afterward he became president of the Slate Congress of District and Lo cal Assemblies, Knights of Iabor. He Im been for a number of years a delegate to the General Assembly. PROPHECIES REALIZED. lafriM Esropc a aaafactartns; t'miiM-t i: or. The Insular prejudices and the com placeat eelf-aufflciencjr of the average BrttOd have long hindered him from understanding or admitting the poaai- bilily of other nations ultimately oc cupying fields of Industrial activity that he haa for generations been ac customed io look upon as entirely his own. says the Kngineering Magazine. The earlier props eta of the Impending dauger were treated with even more than the ordinary amount of intoler ance proverbially accorded in their own evuutry to those who do not prophesy smooth things. Hen and thefe, however, a voice was heard cry in'; In the wilderness. Cobtlen, more than fifty years ago, pointed out that ''it was to th industry, the economy and the peaceful policy of America, and not to the growth of Russia, that politicians and statesmen of whatever creed ought to direct their anxious at tention, for it was by these, and not by the efforts of barbarian force, that the power and great BSSI of Hngland were in danger of being super seded." Lytton, in his "Coming Race," spr.iks of that A-taeriean, and notably industrial, progress "in which Kuropc enviously seeks her model, and trem blingly foresees her doom." For years past the "lights In ihe window" have afaewn that Öritish industrial prowess mi 7 i was not so safe as it was supposed to be, and that the threat of American competition on a colossal scale was not a mere phantom. But that possibility has never been brought so near to our inner consciousness as it is at the pres ent time. Great Britain is now im porting American pig iron, American steel rail3, American wire, American agricultural machinery. American ma chine tools and many other American products. The aggregate value of thesa importations must be very consider able. I know of one case where a sin gle firm imported last year, in six months only. American machinery, in cluding machine tools, to the value of nearly 150,000. That this competi tion has come to stay appears to be generally admitted. The conditions and prospecs of American competition appear, indeed, for the moment, to overshadow every other industrial problem, except that of labor, with which it has a closer affinity than is usually supposed, and to call for the most serious consideration. MORRIS THE POET- Wales Is Proud of Her Most Distin tulAbed Sou. Lewis Morris, one of the greatest of living poets, was born in Carmarthen. Wales. He has been at odd times of Qciaily associated with the University College of Wales, of which he was honorary secretary and afterward treasurer. Mr. Morris' most widely read work is "The Epic of Hades," his "Gyeia." a drama, and sixteen edi tions. It appeared in parts during the. years ls7 and 1S77. In 1878 ie pub lished "Gwen." a drama, and in 18S0 "The Ode of Life," both of which have gone through eighteen editions. In October. 1 SS:, appeared his "oags Un sung, " which has reached upward of fifteen editions. Fifteen editions of his "Gycit " a drama, and sixteen edi tions of his "Songs of Britain" have been turned out of the press of his pabliahera since 1 SSO and 1887. 'ihe latter work contains several very beautiful poems dealing with Welsh legends. Mr. .Morris wrote an ode on HICK3. tho occasion of the queen's Jubilee too years ago for which he received the jubilee medal from the queen, li lsy.( afr. Morris published a poem. "A Vision of the Saints." aller the man ner of Dante, which he designed as a complement to his "Epic of Rades." 11. endeavors to do for the Christian Ideal in this work what bis "iüpiv " did for the pagan. The poet of very recent yeail has been cliielly engaged in collecting his old works rather than in producing new (Mies, He is now 14 years Old. He was called to the bar at i'". but sever practiced the law. preferring to devote himself qui:" to literature, poetry especially, and to LBWIS MORRIS, the encouragement of higher education in Wales. The sale of his books in creases year by year. Siijjcostme n Scm-IiiI It. -form. From Harper's Bsssr: "I think it is the most ridiculous i lea," said Mr. Newly wed. Celebrating your diamond wedding when you have been married seventy-five years. I m going to re verse it the way it ought to be the diamond wedding first, then the go! den, and so forth. Why. ( veil if you should live seventy-five years after you were married you would be too old to go to dinners and dancea waere you could wear the diamonde." Watch This Column FOR BARGAINS IN lfllTK FOR SÄLE GR TRADE. No 180 acree in Center township, 8 miles ßonth of Plymouth. 70 acres im -provrd, 5 room honse. barn 23x40, wagon shed find corn cribs, a good orchard of all kinds of fruits; price $37.59. No 280 acres in West township, 6 miles west of Plymouth. 70 acree im proved, balance io timber. House n uet.rly new, with 7 rooms, outaide cel:ar, ra:r barn, two good orchards, all kinds ot fruit. Will trade for good residence property in Plymouth. No 3 02 acres in West towoshtp, miles from Plymouth. 52 acres in culti ?afion, balance in timber, a good honse acd barn, a fin orchard, black walnat and; price $2,000. No 4120 acres 5 miles west of Argos B0 acres improved, good house with 7 rjoms, brn 22i50, other ont buildings and good orchard; will trade for smaller farm ana give long time on difference. No 5 116 seres miles from Don aldson. 79 acres improved, balanoe in aeadew and timbr, fhir Louee and a ?ood barn, with o'her out buildings; will nell for 81.50 per acre or trude for ciiy property. NcO 100 acres 7 rcileB wst of Ply month. 85 acres in cultivation, balance in timber, 1 mile from Donaldson; will tell cheap or trade for business property No 7 80 acres T miles west of Ply mouth. 70 acres in cultivation, balance in timber, good houpe e.nd bam, good or chard and wind mill; will trude for 40 acres or town proper tj ; price $40 per acre. No 8 100 acres B miles from Plymouth with tice improvements, fruila of all e.L-k heavy timber land; will sell cheap if sell soon. Anjone wanting a farm jheap can get it t" calhug at once. NcD $4.000 stock of general mer 3aaodif8 in a villnge near Plymouth, do ing a good business; will trade for an improved farm. No. 10 A fine farm of 135 Hcres li mile from Donelsn, Ind. 7l2 miles tr- ra P j DM nth, with tine large houe, two b u hums and all other ontbuildirgs neeö'e 1 on farm, with h big orchard of at kindc i f fr nts, wind mill, e'.one miik bones, etc. '(ve.her wi;h horses, cnttie, bnga, poultry implMnaote und grton. Will at-ll cheup 11500 Bssh, ha'nn e on time to em: pur- i Iflicf r i r w.li trude for CLieao improved property. No. 11 53 sT-ea on Miviiin roi l be Iwmi Plymouth and Axgon. We I in-p-nved. Will be.i cheap or tn.de fox loam property. No. 12 80 acres in Weet township nr Dooeleoo, with g to i improves u-s. Will s-.-il on terms t' rail buyer. Cheap. No. 13 S3 acre' in Polk tow.iehm no:r ?chooi uousi". wuu good iro rovementp. (tiodaud. W id trade for 12 1 ( cn 8 nml p ij CHsh difference. MuL bs ti:iiiu S or tidies of Pij mouth. Nell 217 1 , Here? vw S'jgo ir? ureal twisjip. A good two-story bonee good b irn and othr oat bnüdinifs. W ill trade f jr ßinsller f .rai or town pcopsftj . No. IS I have a new hrme on Weft Girro street, n- burn, a corner lot; will 9 U cheap and on monthly payments. No. 10 Li use and two lots on Walnut street near Conrt bouse and school. For sale ut a bargain if taken soon. No. A fiDa honce nar the new school budding on Fcnth pide of fiver. Will trade for 40, 60 or 80 acre farm and aa e nm incumbrance from 1 1,CU) to $1.500 Now is your chance, It you want to buy a farm, trade for a farm, sell a farm, or buy or sell town property, I can suit you, having property of all kinds in any part of town, or anywhere in or o it of the state. We will try to suit you if given a chance. Will be at Law Offoe of L If, Least ech Saturday, and all bnpineea during 1'h week will receive attention at said ottioe. Yours for busineas, S H. JOSEPH. Real m io cm J .