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The Nylstery of a Silknt love • -Chqava r WLLMIl L (Q KIX AUTHOR o."TE CLOED DOOK," ETC- , ILLUSTPATIONS S6y C-1)"-IZHDI~s ý"OJ YR IGW7 B Y Tr J .«A.r 3r 7 Parr Jq O I W 'V SYNOPSIS. -5- The yacht Lola narrowly escapes wrrck :-n Leghorn harbor. Gordon (re.cg, ,' um tenens for the British consul, is calkd I Upon by Ilornbh, the Iola's owner, andf dines aboard with him and his friend, Hylton Chater. Aboard the yacht he ac cidentally sees a room full of arms and ammunltion and a torn photograph of a young girl. That night the consul's saft :s robbed and the Lola puts suddenly to sea. The police find that HIornby is a fraud and the IAola's name a false one. Gregg visits Capt. Jack Durnford of the marines aboard his vessel, and is sur prised to learn that Durnford knows, but will not reveal, the mystery of the iola. "It concerns a woman." In ,Lon don Gregg is trapped nearly to his death t by a former servant, Olinto, who repents in time to save him, but not to give a rea son for his treachery. Visiting in Dum fries Gregg meets Muriel Leithcourt, who is strangely affected at the mention of the Lola. Hornby appears. Muriel in troduces Hornby as Martin W'oodroffe, I her father's friend. Gregg finds that she is engaged to Woodroffe. Lelthcourt's ae tions and connection with Woodroffe are mysterious. Gregg sees a copy of the torn photograph on the I.ola and finds that the young girl is Muriel's friend. Woodroffe disappears. Gregg discovers the body of a murdered woman in Itan noch wood. t CHAPTER V--Continued. And Muriel, a pretty figure in a low cut gown of turquoise chiffon, stand ing behind her father, smiled secretly at me. I smiled at her in return, but it was a strange smile, I fear, for with the knowledge of that additional mys tery within me-the mystery of the woman lying unconscious or perhaps dead, up in the wood-held me stupe fled. I had suspected Leithcourt because of his constant trysts at that spot, but I had at least proved that my sus picions were entirely without founda tion. He could not have gone home and dressed in the time, for I had taken the nearest route to the castle while the fugitive would be compelled to make a wide detour. I only remained a few minutes, then went forth into the darkness again, utterly undecided how to act. My first impulse was to return to the woman's aid, for she might not be dead after And yet when I recollected that hoarse cry that rang out in the dark ness, I knew too well that she had been struck fatally. It was this latter conviction that prevented me from _4rtng back to the wood. You will perhaps blame me, but the fact is I s feared that if I went there suspicion might fall upon me, now that the real culprit had so ingeniously escaped. Whether or not I acted rightly in re maining away from the place, I leave it to you to judge in the light of the amazing truth which afterwards tran spired. " I decided to walk straight back to my uncle's, and dinner was over before I had had my tub and dressed. Next day the body would surely be found; then the whole countryside would be filled with horror and surprise. Was it possible that Leithcourt, that calm, well-groomed, distinguished looking man, held any knowledge of the ghast ly truth? No. His manner as he stood in the hall chatting gayly with me was surely not that of a man with *a guilty secret. I became firmly con vinced that although the tragedy af fected him very closely, and that it had occurred at the spot which he had 1 .each day visited for some mysterious purpose, yet up to the present he was in ignorance of what had transpired. But who was the woman? Was she young or old? A thousand times I regretted bitter ly that I had no matches with me so that I might examine her features. Was the victim that sweet-faced young girl whose photograph had been so ruthlessly cast from its frame and de stroyed? The theory was a weird one, but was it the truth? I retired to my room that night full of fevered appre hension. Had I acted rightly in not returning to that lonely spot on the brow of the hill? Had I done as a man should do in keeping the tragic ·secret to myself? At six I shaved, descended, and went out with the dogs for a short walk; but on returning I heard of lothing unusual, and was compelled to remain inactive until near midday. I was crossing the stable yard where I had gone to order the carriage for my aunt, when an English groom, sud denly emerging from the harness room, touched his cap, saying: "Have you 'eard, sir, of the awfu, affair up yonder?" "0f what?" I asked quickly. "Well sir, there seems to have been a murder last night up in Rannoch wood," said the man quickly. "Holden, the gardener, has just come back from that village and says that Mr. Leith court's under gamekeeper as he was going home at five this morning came upon a dead body." "Call Holden. I'd like to know all he's heard," I said. And presently, when the gardener emerged from the' .grapehouse, I sought of him all the particulars he had gathered. "'I don't know very much, sir," was 'the man's reply. "I went uinto the inn :for a glass of beer at eleven, as I al 'ways do, and heard them talking about It. A ycung man was murdered last alight up in Rannoch wood." **he body was .that eof a mant' I asked, trying to conceal my utter L wilderment. "Yes-about thirty, they say. The police have taken hiim to the, nortuarV " at I)umfries. and the d(etec:tives are up there now looking at the spot, they Isay." A m:tn! And yet the body I found was that of a woman--that I cul!d swear. After lunch I took the dogcart and drove alone into Dumfries. The police constable on duty at the town mortuary took nme up a narrow alley, unlocked a door, and I found my self in the cold, gloomy chamber of death. From a small dingy window above the light fell upon an object lying upon a large slah of gray stone and covered with a soiled sheet. The policeman lifted the end of the sheet, revealing to me a white, hard set face, with closed eyes and dropped jaw. I started back as my eyes fell upon the (lead countenance. I was en tirely unprepared for such a revela- l tion. The truth staggered me. The victim was the man who had acted as my friend-the Italian waiter, Olinto. I advanced and peered into the thin inanimate features, scarce able to real ize the actual fact. But my eyes had not deceived me. Though death dis torts the facial expression of every man, I had no difficulty in identifying him. "You recognize him, sir?" remarked the officer. "Who Is he? Our people are very anxious to know, for up to the present moment they haven't succeed ed in establishing his identity. "I will see your inspector," I an swered with as much calmness as I could muster. "Where has the poor fellow been wounded?" "Through the heart," responded the constable, as turning the sheet farther down he showed me the small knife wound which had penetrated the vic r tim's jacket and vest full in the chest. "This is the weapon," he added, tak t ing from a shelf close by a long, thin poniard with an ivory handle, which he handed to me. r In an instant I recognized what it was, and how deadly. It was an old 1 Florentine misericordia, with a hilt of yellow ivory, the most deadly and fatal of all the daggers of the middle I ages. It was still blood-stained, but as I took the deadly thing in my hand I saw that its blade was beautifully dam ascened, a most elegant specimen of a medieval arm. Yet surely none but an Italian would use such a weapon. or would aim so truly as to penetrate the heart. And yet the person struck down was a woman and not a man! t I looked again for the last time upon the dead face of the man who had served me so well, and yet who had enticed me so nearly to my death. In the latter incident there was a deep mystery. He had relented at the last moment, just in time to save me from my secret enemies. h Could it be that my enemies were his? Had he fallen a victim by the . same hand that had attempted so in. I geniously to kill me? t Why had Lelthcourt gone so regu larly up to Rannoch wood? Was it in I order to meet the man who was to be s entrapped and killed? What was Olinto Santini doing so far from Lon a don, if he had not come expressly to i meet someone in secret? With my own hand I re-covered the I face with the sheet. I accompanied the constable to the inspector's office some distance across the town. t SHaving been introduced to the big, fair-haired man in a rough tweed suit, who was apparently directing the in- f Squiries into the affair, he took mea eagerly into a small back room and t began to question me. I was, however, e wary not to commit myself to any Sthing further than the identification of the body. "The fact Is," I said confidentially, "you must omit me from the witnesses t at the inquest." "Why?" asked the detective sus-s piciously. S"Because if it were known that I have identified him all chance of C getting at the truth will at once van r ish," I answered. "I have come here i to tell you in strictest confidence who t the poor fellow really is." "Then you know something of the affair?" he said, with a strong High land accent. "I know nothing." I declared. "Noth ing except his name." I "H'm. And you say he's a foreigner S--an Italian--eh?" I "He was in my service in Leghorn Sfor several years, and on leaving me I 9 he came to London and obtained an B engagement as waiter in a restaurant. His father lived in Leghorn; he was 1 doorkeeper at the prefecture." "But why was he here in Scotland?" B "How can I tell?" t P "You know something of the affair. I mean that you suspect somebody, or B you would have no objection to giving 1 3 evidence at the inquiry." "I have no suspicions. To me the t affair is just as much of an enigma t as to you," I hastened at once to ex plain. "Mly only fear is that if the I aassassin knew that I had idAntiflad him he would take care not to betray himself." a "You therefore think he will betray 1i himself?" "I hope so." r "By the fact that the man was at tacked with an Italian stiletto, it would lI seem that his assailant was a fellow- II countryman," suggested the detective. ft "The evidence certainly points to n that," I replied. "Sonimen who waited for him on the v edge of that wood and st'lpped out and killed him--that's evident," he said, "and my blii'f is that it was an Ita! ran. 'Thtl-re were ti\\ frig:ltlrs V iho I slept at a commIon lodgit:g w'usel two I nights ago and Va\lit ion tram;t towatrds a (;iasgov ,. W e have ,lvg ratphled after g tht,, and hope we shall find thoem. ' cotstilen or E':t-lishrnenli tever use a t kl!ife of that pattirlt." "I know not '\ lunt to suspect," 1 doelaried. "It is a mystery whlty the º Imanl \; ho was once nyI faithftll ser'vant s:hou ld b" enticed to that wood and s slabbed to the heart." "There is Io one in the vicinity who I kn.lw him?'' "Not to mIy knowledge." r "We might oblltain his address in I London thiroiugh his father in Leg- 1 horn," suggested the officer. "I will write today if you so desire." r I said readily. "Indeed, 1 will get my friend the British consul to go round s and see the old mian and telegraph the v address if he obtains it." c "Capital!" he declared. "If you wiil Y do us this favor we shall be greatly t iudebtcd to you. It is fortunate that '' we have established the victim's iden- ti tity--otherwise we might be entirely in the dark. A murdered foreigner is s always more or less of a mystery." Therefore, then and there, I took a sheet of paper and wrote to my old 0 friend Ilutcheson at Leghorn, asking him to make immediate inquiry of n Olinto's father as to his son's address " in London. We sat for a long time discussing s the strange affair. In order to be- C tray no eagerness to get away, I of fered the big Highlander a cigar from my case and we smoked together. The t' inquiry would be held on the morrow, ti e '\ g Rsvtangto sme as W unkn own. "And you had better not come to my uncle's house, or send anyone," I said. "If you desire to see me, send me a line and I will meet you here in Dumfries. It will be safer." The oincer looked at me with those ' keen eyes of his, and said: ' make you out, I confess. You seem * to be apprehensive of your own safety. "One never knows whom one of- l fends when living in Italy," I laughed, as lightly as I could, endeavoring to allay his suspicion. "He may have fallen beneath the assassin's knife by 8 giving a small and possibly innocent1 offense to somebody. Italian methods ' are not English, you know." they're not!" he said. "I shouldn't I safe one among all those secret mur "Ah! what you read about them is often very much exaggerated," I as sured him. "It is the vendetta which is such a stain upon the character of the modern Italian; and depend upon 9 itt this affair in Rannoch wood is the a outcome of some revenge or other- probably over a love affair." g urged. "You know the Italian lan. 11 guage, which will be of great advan- c tage; besides, the victim was y'our servant." "Be discreet," I said. "And in returns I will do my very utmost to assist you 1: in hun ting down the assassin." And thus we made our attempt. i Half an houar after I was driving in the dogcart through the pourirg raint up the hill out of gray ld Dumfries s As I descended from the cart and a butler, rame forward, saying in a low voice' "There's Miss Leithcourt waiting to f see you, Mr. Gordon. She's in the morning room, and been there an hour. She asked me not to tell anyone else e aha'a herC atl.* I walked across the big hal arnd along the corridor to the ,,o the old mall had indicated. And as I oI:.netd lie do,,r and Mu ridl Leith(ourt iln liin tlkk ros, to meet me, I bInly .1; il '2 h.r v. !.. haggard ceounenanrll ,'l rtI., ,. had haIPlz(end-Ctht sihe !adl ..1 forced by circumnt.ll l t;o ( : to Ii mnI in stri(' est e li,, . Was shlo. I wold 0r, d l t aut' to r v ;,al to m the trutil :' CHAPTER VI. The Gathering of the Clouds, agitation. ,as s!., ;,':c ,,:th :,, t~l: .I,:- i, gloved hail, 1--I --i- , , , ,, ---yoU'VP li '11"( all ;,?)h ,'it i, ,l o ,' , today at lihe w ,dll". I nI , n, t till • you anythilnlig about it." youel would tell ni- abiut it," I sa!,id gravelY, inviting liher to a (chair anid t seating nmyself. Who is th,, man' "Ah! that \we (in' t :l,w.,' .!,I re- 1 plied. Iale'-faced anll (ni ous. "l v wanted to see you al , ie-- that's t'ihe reason I am h( r-. T!:y InIist nint know at honme that I've ib.n over here." "Why, is there any s r\ Iice I (all render you?" "Yes. A very gr,-at one,'" -hle re sponded with (luick ,'agernless, "- well-the fact is, I have sunltiooned courage to come to you and 1beg of you to help me. I am in great dis tress-and I have not a single friend I whom I can trust--in whom I can con tide." Hler lips moved nervously, but no sound came from thelm, so agitated was she, so eager to tell e sonime thing; and yet at the sa!nme tite reluc tant to take me into her confidence. "It concerns the terrible discovery t made up in Rannoch wood," she said in a hoarse, nervous voice at last. t "That unknown man was murdered stabbed to the heart. I have suspi- r cions." "Of the murdered man's identity?" c "No. Of the assassin. I want you I to help me, if you will." "Most certainly," I responded. "But t if you believe you know the assassin you probably know something of the victim ?" "Only that he looked like a for- t eigner." "Then you have seen him?" I ex claimed, much surprised. My remark caused her to hold her breath for an instant. Then she an swered, rather lamely, it seemed to me: "From his features and complexion I guessed him to be an Italian. I saw him after the keepers had found him." "Besides," she went on, "the stiletto was evidently an Italian one, which would almost make it appear that a foregner was the assassin." that your own suspicion?" 4~9taiR` a mnoment, then in a 1o4 eset voice she said: ' ecause I have already seen that kn in another person's possession." "Then what is your theory regard ingthe affair?" I inquired. "It seems certain that the poor fel low went to the wood by appointment, and was killed. The affair interested me, and as soon as I recognized the old Italian knife in the hand of the keeper, I went up there and looked about. I am glad I did so, for I found something which seems to have es caped the notice of the detectives." '"nd what's that?" I asked eagerly. "Why, about three yards from the pool of blood where the unfortunate fordeigner was found is another small pool of blood where the grass and ferns around are all crushed down as though there had been a struggle there." There may have been a struggle at tht spot, and the man may have stag gesed some distance before he feli dead." "Not if he had been struck in the heart, as they say. He would fall, woald he not?" she suggested. "No. The police seem very dense, and this plain fact has not yet occurred to them. Their theory is the same as what you suggest, but my own is some thiOg quite different, Mr. Gregg. I be lieve that a second person also fell a victim," she added in a low, distinct tone. I gazed at her open-mouthed. Did she I wondered, know the actual truth? Was she aware that the woman who had fallen there had disappeared? "A second person!" I echoed, as though in surprise. "Then do you be lieve that a double murder was com mitted?" "I draw my conclusion from the fact that the young man, on being struck in the heart, could not have gone such a distance as that which separates the one mark from the other." "But he might have been slightly wounded-on the hand, or in the face at first, and then at the spot where he was found struck fatally," I sug gested. She shook her head dubiously, but made no reply to my argument. Her confidence in her own surmises made it quite apparent that by some un known means she was aware of the second victim. Indeed, a few moments later she said to me: qIt is for this reason, Mr. Gregg, that I have sought you in confidence. No body must know that I have come here to'you, or they would suspect; and if suspicion fell upon me it would bring upon me a fate worse than death. Re member, therefore, that my future is entirely in your hands." SI don't quite understand," I said, rising and standing before her in the fading twilight, while the rain drove upon the old diamond window panes. "But I can only ausure you that what ever confidence you repose in me, I s~i never abus. Miss TAitheourt" "I know, I kn)wV!" she sald quickly. FI I truii t yu in this matter imnplicitly. 1I hayt (.,;,. eto y)l tfor manI y reasonls, RI I:hi' f f, i' th.. !.m li, that if a second Stn h - tall a l., ,:ath the hand 2,'tt.; , :., ,t is-, I hil:eW. a v era¢m.l~l~.J At I" i' I ca ii t tell to'. I ' n!:' l l .. . l !; 'tilt' facts. If this I") " (0Ji l!1 ",\ 'I, r l'a ly St l'ic''ol t hn ( \vn. , Ilk tt a, ; r i ty Ii u, c''ale l(Itd s" le- it 11', ; t t. 'iili . \Ve nast liid in 11h 1 .aite to fit, 11 th h..t(' I r bad M s I urea Al ' ... i br , in hu g ion n.t ame tai IIt .i.l b ,r illieul.t' , t io , clmin e t o Iwh le u1,i 1\ ,t " eep ir !1rt p lie :1 r us'h~~ 1iihave to'ld that r \y t cu; hr thar, bold f, ., " ;. ,!. ; - i,. i h t I. i t o , l '' ! i .tll ', ,1 I lnl' tom oi l toi lyou i t . ." l . l ass I.' iti c "iirt? 1 i. 1.1 brim, 1" l l it ii i in 11e. ";I 'Il w il ,thiilt to , xath, in e thu w hfole It: wit] V lo~t ar:iI sI g titi' (I~'ioity~.i of in 'i, di th., e (l it ] ,ler r the joiini( ' ' h i I l" ,'l .ir' . tilt' thi u ght of th at," she f iti 'ii . . i ," I . l r Itend tom ,orrow to lose th's iiat l bracelet in the wood," and lit' tall( up thr slilg wrist to lshtw b hiii the tittl. ' iain leid watch set iny her bracele't. "'Then you and I will Nr search for it diligently, and the police t. wiill ever suspliect the real reason of up our investigation. Tomorrow I shall ( write to you telling you taboult iy t loss, and you will come over to Ran lnoch 11it offer ti# help ni." I was silent for a moient. as "Is lhr. \\'oodroffe back at the Scastle? I heard ie was to return to day.''" "No. I had a letter from hini from I tritetinx a wi-uk ago. lie is still 0on C the continent. I believe, indeed, he has gone to Russia, where he some ti t 'es has business."' "I asked you the question, Miss Mu riel, because I thought if Mr. Wood- n roffe were here hie might object to 0 our searching in compIiany," I ex- f plained, smilning. P HIer cheeks flushed slightly, as h though confused at my reference to ther engagement, and she said mis- tOi chievously: P "I don't see why he should object in S the least. If you are good enough to assist me to search for my bracelet, r he surely ought to he much obliged to o you." o (TO BE CONTINUED.) C 0 NEW METHODS IN WHALING t Hano ,sliln .---P S I Old-Fashioned Harpoon Has Been Dis carded for the Most Modern of I Deadly Weapons. r In early days the wooden sailing I Sships engaged in the whaling indus- E try in southern seas pursued only right whales and sperm whales, or cachalots. The so-called "finners," tI such as the blue whale, the largest i a animal In the world; the fner wbhale; the small fish whale; and the hump Sback, were all too active, and sank too I . quickly when killed. But their turn I I- has now come, for the modern whale gun is a finely fashioned cannon, the I- harpoon carries a shell, and the body L, of the whale is kept aflnoat by inflating rigt with air through pipes from the e engine room of the whaler. The -en e dering Is now done In a factory on I shore, or in a special large vesset i moored in the harbor. Besides the - whalebone, which no longer pays well or at all, and the oil, which is graded - Into qualities as it comes from the blubber, the fat of the tongue and kid neys, the flesh and bones and the a refuse, there remain the dried flesb d and bones, which are now also put toi t commercial use. The absolutely fresh flesh is used to make whale-meat meal, a nutritious and wholesome foodstuor se that is largely fed to cattle. From I - the remaining flesh and about a third I of the bones whale guano is made, and from the bones alone bone meal. The 1 e largest whaling business in the world I , is now conducted in the Falkland is - lands and their dependencies- The I 5 season begins in November, and lasts i until the end of April, and the aver- f 5 age production of oil is nearly half s 1 - million barrels; of guano, 8,375 tons. 1 - The Industry gives employment to I about 3,500 men-Youth's Companiou. Handles Grow Crooked. d The Japanese are expert in the pa I tient work needed in gardening, and n it is from the Japanese farmers on ? the Pacific coast that most of the wood - is sent for use as umbrella handles. n- Twisted handles were formerly bent s- laboriously by steaming the wood to make it flexible, but the Japanese force t the pretzels and other twists in the n k growing plant which by a system of b pruning is forced to nourish the di. e torted twigs, the whole process taking three years before they are ready for y the manufacturer to strip and polIsh, - or to use bark and all. i- Darwin Relics. The late William Erasmus Darwint it who was a son of Charles Darwin, re r cently left a number of relics of his e famous father to his nephew, with p- the request that they be kept perma e noetly in the possession of the Dar s win family, These relics include the thmaly portraits, many medals that t had been presented to his father, the . letter written home by him while on a the "Beagle" expedition and two early i sketches of "The Origin of Species.n g -Scientific American. ta No Late Hours There, Guest-What possessed you to move n, away off here to the extreme edge of ie the city? e Host-Tie trolley cars stop runnith s. at 10 p. m. .t- "What of that?" I "Wait till yot see my pretty da oh " thse"e"-New York Weekly. FOUND HIS BRIDE IN TOMB Romance in Life of a Famous Vene t;an Ccmpecsr-Sister Substituted Hcrself in Coff.c. S't~ I':il . l I .! t l tl u ' j, ' .. " ::, iid h lioii t, i , .t' ftr h t .Hi ! ',I I -I IP.l ' ,1- III :(! -. ! . - t i a ., ti, i: : nti t :h f , l ' s I l l,, ' i '. . . , : d ib t, s trva:t.- : li le s: stitut,! h r I' rc i ttll r tur n d t nll d il l.. ra:: to t~.k. n he did nlot ask in -vain, ar a j.iri'l l (,y she ros a' alit e fron I ler cf'ti'. Mlarcello, when he founld out the delusion, was quite satistie and marlied Eliade, but his hallppiness was short lived, as he died a few years afterward. INCOME OF A STREET BEGGAR Curious Resident on Opposite Side of Thoroughfare Places Contribu tions at $1,000 Yearly. There was a certain Itartimeus who was wont to take his seat at the side of a crowded city street, with a well fed dog at the side sitting on a mat provided by his master, to protect his hinder-quarters from the cold stone. The (dog held a tin money box attached to his collar. The man had a few lead pencils which he pretended were for sale. The man simply sat, and the money rolled in. A curious resident on the opposite side of the street took lengthy observations, and then drew up a cal culation based on the assumption that one cent was given every time a con tribution was made, though frequently silver and sometimes a quarter was seen to descend into the tin, and tak ing into conwideratyon the average number of absences in a given time due to inclement weather, the proba ble income amounted to about $1,000 a year. The estimate may not be very ex act, but it is nearer the truth than the ordinary passerby thinks, or the stream of coin would not be so copi ous. As he is no longer at the receipt of custom, the inference is that he has retired to live in the country on the proceeds. Modern Greek. In ancient times, before the con quest of Alexander the Great, there were many differences in the dialects spoken in different parts of Greece. About 330 B. C. a common dialect, sometimes called Hellenistic Greek, arose. This is the Greek of the New Testament. By 800 A. D. the differences be tween the spoken and written lan guage had become so great that the literary language was supplanted by the spoken. From this time the lan guage has been further changed in grammar, inflection, and by the intro duction of loan words from other lan guages, notably from the Italian and Turkish. Since the Greek kingdom was es tablished in 1830 there has been a movement toward the ancient idiom. This has resulted again in a gap be tween spoken and written Greek. The new movement has made such prog ress, however, that it is not too much to say that a modern newspaper would be now intelligible to Plato. Fossilized Bacteria. Marvelous as were the discoveries of such prehistoric monsters as the mammoth, the mastodon and the stego saurus, they are now eclipsed by re cent investigations which show the most minute microbes and bacteria in fossil form. The ancestors of our modern infectious disease germs and microbes have been found in fossils of the earliest life on earth. Fossil bacteria have been discovered in very ancient limestones collected by Dr. Charles D. Walcott, secretary of the Smithsonian institution, in Gallatin county, Montana. The bacteria con sist of individual cells and apparent chains of cells which correspond in their physical appearance with the cells of micrococci, a form of bacte ria of today. The world has believed that bacteria were modern forms of life, but now we ate mniade to realizo that they existed in the dawn of world history, many million years ago. Differentiating. Little Mary's big aister was engaged to Mr. Brown, who was away on an outing trip with Mlary's brotihr. lHer father was writing to them and asked the little girl if she had a message to send. "What shall I say, papa?" asked ahe. "Why," said the father, "I believe it is the fashion to send your love." "Well," said the little miss, with a sigh, "you may send my fashionable love to Mr. Brown and my real love to Brother T'rom,"''