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L & p ti ' &ktr Maaýfl-vl "e.:, ý f jý
i t/ a Atfos p aw * .
041% 1. loom
a rank. free and 3e
Phalladelphia girl, is taken
mountains by her uncle.
u-tland. James Armstronlg.
proteg. falls in love with her.
wooig thrills the girl. but
and Armtrong goeseest
without S definite answer.
the story of a mining en>l
whos wife fell of c"'
* rously hurt that he was
M sboot he to prevent her be
by wolves while he went for
the old guide who tell the
~ l paackage of letters
were founad on the dead
She reads the letters and
equset keps them. While
pm ua tream Enid is at
eitw transforms brook into
sprainae and that she Is un
Her mysterious rescuer
! t-hinstma a m n's bun k. Miner
Sto Enid w oe o towhich
TWto his ueuPe. nidl attempt
f straEngemans bunk. Maner
terr of Inspection The her
itlad cr.mpers. He admits
also from Philadelphia. The
In love with Enld. The man
a easation of his love for her.
Sdnstrldne. The rstang
sr.ehea fhe had who so dead.
e ye sworn to ever cherish
by lv In solitude. He and
Scoates their love for
SLs learns that he is the
klie his itfe In the mountain.
the writer of the letters
wife to have been James
Newbeld decides to start to
t for help. The man is
the belief that he is untalthful
emorlth and Enid is tempt
Nos o the letters In her pus
arm c, ccompanied by
0te3Ort Maitland. Aind a note
had left in the deserted
know that the girl is in his
rgs all the actors to
returns from hunting
sees a man near the hut. It
AmtreeU- . who has at last lo
algla and he enters the
e plead his love for
!-e mndsd him of his affec
witte. He grows In
l eders ahim from her
S easroated Newbold
tmsd of battle.: he yern
a M. his bgers thed
aem servoesly agahist his
hse prtruded a littlet h a
.Is Areatrems." he said.
preelpaite the issue
i deey aned laiag the
"s eihe is & te d of be
whi b hwever
,ws ds nt seam to eeot
wa s to
Me at i to te tie
ienild; the aoollectosa
- flat comme a ber
Is the sotary's mtind.
to ask lai Mait
l ss m at by that
te Arusegss wplch
i the begisaiss of their
bet be had retraiae.
as right to qestol
be a atral od to
esw latterly whe
i# bee disdolsd a eacb
mdM, tempepta s. pee
the last two or three
m p of areter a
his athestioe. subjects
to dissuss with
time bela-s or ottem
he Mha not before
iy ,was til be had
segm. To ihae ees her
ed have gives him
b ops just becsese be
lsu withdraws from he.
but to a re with this
wed testnatly lute his
.assu the uttersace at his
to added emasperatios
iemsed o the woman to
e had addressed his
is hs movumet twhich
almost ist muptaus
ito the weses the
which was ladetd bard for
bat ae was quite
NewboMl was u rlng up
aid the owaer at the
day yw sweat here.
In a strags state ao
- aeaost of the dilae
she found herself la
was detarmied sot to
not recoise Arm.
was resolute that he
se be reognsted as the
at least act by her
a Ignorast of the ex
letters and she did
he should be ctisht.
Sas ahoud prevent It.
bes ough to see that
would be t3
ev admitted the fact
would probably prc
their write, hkew that
them, she bad do
- at the iart eared.
abw thm. mt to New.
Ug. to d. is..
ii her and to justly
tions was a deadly fear. She was t
quick to perceive the hatred Arm- a
strong bore on the one hand because r
of the old love affair, the long cher- t
SIshed gridge breaking into sudden
life; on the other she realised that
t her own failure to come to Arm- t
strong's hands and her love for New
I bold. which she neither could nor had *
any desire to conceal, and the cumuls- t
r tion of these passionate antagonisms t
would only make him the more des- t
Whether Newbold found out Arm- t
strong's connection with his past love. I
r there was sufficient provocation in the I
o present to evoke all the oppugnation I
o and resentment of his nature Enid I
felt as she might if the puncheons of I
the floor had been sticks of dynamite
" with active detonations. la every heel
that pressed them; as if the slightest I
r movement on the part of any one I
0 would bring about an explosion. e
h The tensity of the situation was be I
wildering to her. It had come upon t
her with such startling force; the un- t
I o 1
Your Picturea" Se Asked.
_- 1 -r a I-r-- ~- ~I- A n hs.---~- k- -- -u lu- r
expected arrival of Armstrong, of all
the men on earth the one who ought
nat to be therm and them the equally
startling arrival of Newbold. of whom
perhaps the same might have bees
said. I Newbold had only gone eon
if he had not come back, f she had
been rescued by her unele or old Kirk.
by-But "tts" were idle, she had to
face the present situation to which
she was utterly unequal.
She had entirely repudiated Arm
strong. that was e sure point; she
knew how guilty be had been toward
Newbold's wife, that was another; she
realised how he had deceived her,
that was the third. These eliminated
the man from her ateetlos, but it is
one thing to thrust a man out of your
heart and another to thrust him out
of your life; he was still there And
by so mesas the sport of blind ate
Armstrong Intended to have something
to may as to the course of events t
use his own powers to determine the
Of but one thing beside her hatred
for Armstrong was Enid Maltland ab
solutely certain; she would never dln.
close to the man she loved the fact
that the women, the memory of whose
supposed peasee he cherished, had
been unfalthful to him In heart if
not In deed. Netmhls esuld wrest that
secret from her. She bad been in
fected by Newbold's qutzgqtf ideas
the contagion of his perversion of com
mon sense bhd fastd Itself upon
her. She would not have been human
either itf she -bad not experienced a
thrill of pride and Joy at the psibil
ity that In some way, of which she yet
swore she would not & the strument
blind or otherwise, the facts might be
disclosed which would enable Newbold
to claim her openly and boorably.with
out hesitation before or remorse aft
er, as his wife This fascinating ash
of expectant. hopefutl feeling she
thought unworthy of her and strove
to aght it down. bet with manifest ia
It has taken time to set these things
down; to speak or to write is a slew
process, and the ratio between eatward
expressions and Inaward s as great as
that between light and sound Qua
tis and answers between these thre
followed as swiftly as thrust aad parry
between accomplished swordsofen. ad
yet between each demand and repl
they had time to entertain these swift
thoughts--as the drowning compass
lifte experiesnces tIn seconds! i
1 may not be her frlemd said Arm
atrW stasdy. "bht she shft mae I
these mountains a month ago with n
more than a half way promise to mar
ry me, and I have sought her through T
the snows to claim the fulfillment." s
"You never told me that," exclaimed f
Newbold sternly and again addressing b
the woman rather than the man. h
"There was nothing to tell," she an- t
swered quickly. "I was a young girl.
heart free; I liked this man. perhaps a
because he was so different from those 3
to whom I had been accustomed. and
when he pressed his suit upon me, I t
told him the truth. I did not love s
hhn,. I did not know whether I might i
grow to care for him or not; If I did.
I should marry him and if I did not a
no power on earth could make me. i
And now-I hate him!" She fung the a
words at him savagely.
Armstrong was beside himself with
fury at her words, and Newbold's cool
indifference to him personally was un
endurable. In battle such as he waged
he had the mistaken idea that any- i
thing was fair. He could not really
tell whether it was love of woman or i
I ate of man that was most dominant;
he' saw at once the state of aairs be
twees the two He could hurt the
man sad the woman with one state
Smeat; what might be its ulterior elect
he did not stop to consider. perhaps if
She had he would not then have caored
greatly. He relised anyway that
since fewbold's arrwial his chasce
with lnid was gone; perhaps wheth
er Newbold were alive br dead it was
gone forever; although Armstrong did
not think that, he was not capable of
I thinkingl very tar Into the future I
p his then condition, the present bhlked
I too tlaie for that
"I did not think after that kls In
the road that you would go back on
me this way, nld," be said quickly.
S"The kiss In the rad," cried New
Shbold startng again at the woman.
"You coward," repeated she. with
one swift envenomed glance at the
other man. and then she turned to her
Slover. he laid her hand upon his
arm, she lifted her face up to bhim.
"As God is my Judg" she cried, her
voice rising with the tragic Intensity
of the moment and thrilling with ta
dignant protest. "he took it from me
like the thUh abd the dowand he was
I and e tells it now lke the lr he s.
We were riding side by side, I was
utterly ummmpiclous. I thought him a
gentleman, be caught me and kissed
me before I knew It. I drove him
from me. That's all."
"I believe you." said Newbold gent
ly, and then for the first time, he ad
dressed himself to Armstrong "You
came doubtless to rescue Miss Malt
lqmd. and la so far your purpose was
admirable and you deserve thanks and
respect, but no frther. This Is my
a your words and your conduct
reader you unwelcome hern. Miss
Maitland is under my psrotection; if
you will come outside I will be glad
to talk with you further."
"Under your protectio?" sneered
Armstrong beside himself. "After a
month with you alone I take it she
needs no further protection."
iewbold did not leap upon the man
for that mordant inaslt to the woman;
his approach was slow, relentless, tee
ribts. Eight or ten feet separated
thm Armtreg met him hal way,
his impetesity ws greater, he sprlng
forward turned about faced the full
light free the Unrow window.
"Well," be eried, "have you got say
I tht to esa or do about it"
But leuwel had stpped, appaled.
Hoe eedt s e as 9 peied; reom
Snition recollection rushed over him. if
Now and at last be knew the man. si
I The face that confronted him was the fr
same face that had stared out at him to
I from the locket he had taken from the at
bruised breast of his dead wife. which iii
had been a mystery to him for all cl
these years. th
"'Well." tauntingly asked Armstrong tl
a again, "what are you waiting for, are
a you afraid*' l'
I From Newbold's belt depended a ci
I holster and a heavy revolver. As Arm- ti
e strong made to attack him he flashed to
t it out with astonishing quickness and at
I. presented it. The newcomer was un- hi
t armed-his Winchester leaned against I1
the wall by his fur coat and he had at
a no pistol. to
"If you move a step forward or back- al
b ward," said Newbold with deadly calm. to
I "I will '-ill you without mercy." P
"So you'd take advantage of a weap. t
I onless man, would you?" sneered Arm.
y "Oh, for God's sake," cried the wo. f
r man. "don't kill him." S
"You both misjudge me," was the an- h
swer. "I shall take no advantage of w
this man. I would disdain to do so if p
it were necessary, but before the last i
resort I must have speech with him, it
and this is the only way in which I
can keep him quiet for a moment, if tl
as I suspect, his hate measures with n
"You have the advantage." protest- ti
ed Armstrong. "Say your say and get n
it over with. I've waited all these p
years for a chance to kill you and my g
patience is exhausted." a
Still keeping the other covered, New- fi
bold stepped over to the table pulled ii
out the drawer and drew from it the
locket. Enid remembered she had has- te
tily thrust it there when he had hand- o
ed it to her. and there it had lain un- tl
noted and forgotten. It was quite evi- h
dent to her what was toward now. ii
Newhold had recognized the other b
man, explanations were inevitable. h
With his left hand Newbold sought ti
the catch of the locket and pressed a
the spring. In two steps he faced t
Armstrong with the open locket thrust r
toward him." a
(I II ti
siak Hs in~rsArswdtheOtsrf Troa.
"Your pieture" he asked.
( "Mine!" .
I"Do e know the Iocket"
I I ave It to a woman named Louse
Rosser re. or sa years ago."
"Yes. she was crazy in love with me.
With diabolie malice Armstrong left
the sentence uncompleted. The infer
nce e he aest should be drawn from
his reticence was obvious.
"I took it from her dead body." grit
ted out Newbold.
"She was beside herself with love
for me: an old affair, you know." said
Armstrong more explicitly, thinking
to use a spear with a double barb to
pierce the woman's and the man's
heart alike. That be defamed the
dead was of no moment thea ."She.
wanted to leave you." be ran on glibly.
"She wanted me to take her back
"Untrue," burst forth from Said
Maltland's llps' "A sianderous. das
tardly. eowardly untruth."
But the man paid no attention to
her in their excitement; perhaps they
did not eve bear her. Newbold
thrust his pistol violently forward.
"Would you murder me a you mur
dered the woman?" gibed Armstron
in bitter taunt
Then ELai Maitland found it ti her
heart to urge NewbolM to kill hia
whoe be stead, but she had a tim
if she could have carried out her de
sign, for Newbold flung the weapon
from him and the next moment the
two men leaped upor each other.
straining, struggling, daring, battling
like savage beasts, each seeking to
clasp his fingers around the throat of
the other and then twist and crush un
til life was gone.
Saying nothing, fighting in a grim
silence that was terrible, they reeled
crashing about the little room. No
two men on earth could have been bet
ter matched, yet New bold had a slight
advantage in height and strength, as
he had also the advantage in simple
life and splendid condition. Arm
i strong's hate and fierce temper coun
terbalanced these at first, and with
arms locked and legs twined, with
teeth clenched and eyes blinded and
pulses throbbing and hearts beating.
they strove together.
The girl shrank back against the
wall and stared frightened. She feared
for her lover, she feared for herself.
Strange primitive feelings throbbed in
her veins. It was an old situation.
f when two male animals fought for su
f premacy and the ownership of a fe
t male, whose destiny was entirely re
moved from her own hands.
I Armstrong had shown himself in his
f true colors at last. She would have
a nothing to hope from him if he was
the victor; and she even wondered in
terror what might happen to her if the
t man she loved triumphed after the
a passions aroused in such a battle? She
Sgrew sick and giddy, her bosom rose
and fell, her breath came fast as she
followed the panting, struggling, cling
I ing grinding, figures about the room.
At first there had been no advantage
to either, but now after five minutes
or was it hours?-of fierce fighting.
the strength and superior condition of
- her lover began to tell. He was fore
lng the other backward. Slowly, Inch
r by inch. foot by foot, step by step,
I. he mastered him. The two interwin
t tag figures were broadside to her now,
I she could see their faces inflamed by
d the lust of the battle, engorged, blood
a red with hate and fury, but there was
a look of exultation on one and the
shadow of approashing disaster on the
other. But the acosloaoeuss that be
was being mastered ever so little only
ncreased Armstreag's determination
and he fought back with the frenzy
the streangth of a maddened gorilla,
sand again for a space the Issue was nl
doubt. But not for long.
The table, a heavy coumbersome.
WeeldWt Race Train With oeat i
Craft Was Oeig to Stick
One day, the story runs, when Jim
Hill was golng in the railroad business
sand the Great Northern was not the
fine system t Is today, he was met in
rt. Paul by the head of a bis stesm
oeat company doing business on the
"Jim," sid the steamboat man. ll
mathe me of my boats against one of
yrour trains In a fair race for $1.000
Mr. Hill hesitated. "I don't know.
said he, "some to your boats are
"I'I race yee upstream," added the
steamboat man. M a further laduse
"Oh1" nemised the ther n a din.
iuasu tose, "f yenrse Mosg is stee
y four-legged affair, solid almost as a
p rock, stood in the way. Newbold at
ga ut backed Armstrong up against it N
and by superhuman effort bent him
a over it, held him with one arm and t
D using the tab!e as a support. wrenched G
if his left hand free. and s-ink his fnu
i gers around the other's throat. It was
all up with Armstrong. It was only F
n a question of time now.
d "Now," Newbold guttered out P
0 hoarsely. "you slandered the dead wo
man I married, and you insulted the Chi
t livirt one I love. Take back ahat
s you said before you die."
e "I forgive him," cried Enid Malt
1- land. "Oh, for God's sake don't kill
1" him before my eyes" nit
h Armstrong was past speech. The or
h inveteracy of his hatred could be seen
d even in his fast glazing eyes, the Indc. s
Ie mitableness of his purpose yet spoke ga
in the negative shake of his head. He
e could die, but he would die in his hate co
d and in his purpose. ne
f. Enid ran to the two, she grappled
a Newbold's arm with both her own and mI
. strove with all her might to tear it
- away from the other's throat. Her
s lover paid no more attention to her hil
a than if a summer breeze had touched w;
him. Armstrong grew black In the
Is face, his limbs relaxed, another second "I
'e or two it would have been over with
s him. fel
n Once more the door was thrown let
Ce open; through it two snow-covered men en
e entered. One swift glance told them bu
Ce all. One of them at least had expect- sh
t ed it. On the one side Kirkby, on the
' other Maitland. tore Newbold away
I- from his prey just in time to save
Armstrong's life. Indeed the latter ge
Ce was so far gone that be fell from the Af
- table to the floor unconscious, choking, de
g. almost dying. It was Enid Maitland ni
of who received his head in her arms and W
C' helped bring him back to life while in
b the panting Newbold stood staring ca
P. dully at the woman he loved and the be
n- man he hated on the floor at his feet. ve
W. (TO BE CONTINUED.) ft
Protestantilm in France. pt
as According to an article In the Revie hi
Is the number of Protestants in France to
is decreasing. They now number 700.- c
000. The Lutherans. who numbered lo
more than a quarter of a million in
1870. can now boast of a membership e
of only 80,.000 in France. The Calvin.
Ists are the most numerous sect' left, c
numbering over half a million. But ft
they are losing ground. At the same of
time the political influence of the t
Freqch Prgtestants is out of all pro.
portion to their numbers. This the
writer attributes to their superior
system of education, and above all to r"
their great wealth. Their wealth has, m
however, tended to sap their exclusive c
ness. They now pay less attention to d+
their religion, and the result is, says
the writer in the Revue. that Protes. i
tantism in Trance will ia the near fu el
ture be a thing of the past This is si
a rather bold conclusion, and t would a'
I be interesting to know if this alleged
decrease in the Huguenots is correct P
-Westminster Gasette. P
Latet Germanm ad.
Germany's latest fad seem to be o
the "Undoosabad." destroyed by a Bet lc
in engineer, and claimed to be the
first transportable covered swimming
bath which affords a practical eubest
tute for the usual expensive bulldinas.
The swimming basin is inexpensive
and may be easily transported to any
convenient location. The water sup
ply may be obtained from a lake. ri h
er, springs, or from the town water
works, as theeu of the Ultra mini-a
mises the amount of fresh water neew
essary and so reduces the amber of
jerms that the water is purer than
when freshly introduced. The bath is
sheltered by a canvas roof and fur. di
nlshed with a motor so that the air
and water can be warmed and the tem.
perature regulated. The motor's as te
plus power can also be utilised a gei- o0
eratMin3 waves of bthree feet or les
in height thus destroytgl all erms
that remaa, and add to the attractin
by smulating the oceanw
Getting the Value f Cat.
The sdentiade method of buytng
coal, not by weight, but by thermal
value, is likely to be adopted by the
St. Paul dty goveament The "B,.
1e T. U." system, it is called, the tn.
he tials standan for British thermal
ly units. The school board estimates
n that it will save six per enst., o
y, $2.600. on 3,000 toneas, the year's e.
Ia, sumption. Many raroads are bylg
la their coal, not for what tt weighs, but
for what It can do-Spdngeld Re'
c Fair- Chance
If to the river then you might a well
give up the notisa o any rase. I
thought you meant yeu'd bring yert
boat out the praItrie alealide the
la track and gve me om show."
S Sees ass Weuter Swrene
in Thse who have studied the bees tn
- the moeltalsu my their combs aI.
e ways e retell tbhe lnth the eom
in easonu to a eety As they al
ll ways bluild their combs rst, if the
of sprnl is to be early sad warmn the
0 combs at ti top of thek veU rm bflt
lon,. bet if the ihrst seson the
r' year tis to be cold ad short theo combs
e are made small. R i t me with
the sumer and bD season. Meos
he talneers who have cl dead lehd tthe
' valley ay they con pre dt scat or
buontiul cres merely by epeng aund
S "umdnlag the samba In a beehver
aS o TeS Preme
Togetber Tell ed Bad Kidneys
Much pain that "Erv Pietire
masks as rheu- 211,.
matism is due to
to their failure
to drive off uric
When you suf
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Get Dose's at say Drug Store. 50c. a Box
FOSTER-MILBURN CO.. Buff.lo. N. Y.
POOR JOHN NEATLY CAUGHT
Cleverly Contrived Trap That Led to
the Downfall of One Forget
He had returned home in the eve
ning tired and ready for a r.-sful hour
"John. my love." said his littlre wire
sweetly. "did you post that letter I
gave you this morning?"
"Yes. ny pet." said John. hiding his
conscience stricken face behind thb
"Well, what is your answer?" still
"Wh-what is shat?" gasped John.
"What is your answer, dear?" said
his little wife. clearly. "That letter
was addressed to you."
"Addresse.i to me?" exclaimed John.
"I didn't notice it."
And then, like a foolish man. he
fell into the trap and |troduced the
letter from his pocket to see. The
envelope was not aldressed, to him;
but a long and severe lecture was
No Strangers Allowed.
Frank H. Hitchcock, the postmaster
general of the United States, takes the
8eepest interest in even the smallest
details of the postal service. One eve
ning he was at the Union station in
Washington, when he decided to go
into one of the railway mail-service
cars to see how the mail matter was
being handled. Being a tall man and
very athletic, he easily swung himself
from the platform into the car, but he
did not find it an easy matter to stay
put. A burly postal clerk grabbed
him by the shoulders, propelled nim
toward the side door, and practl.
cally ejected him to the platform b.
"What do you mean by that?" ask*
ed Hitchcock indignantly.
"I mean to keep you out of this
car," replied the clerk roughly. "That
fellow Hitchcock has given us strict
orders to keep all strangers out of
these cars."-Popular Magazine
Quite the Thing.
"I told you that if you came tomor
row morning I would give you the
money for my wash. Why did you
come tonight?" aid Miss Phills to the
daughter of her laundress. ,
"I know you said tomorrow more
In'." responded the girl. "but me moth
er she tole me to come tonighbt, 'eause
she was afraid you might be gone
away by tomorrow mornin'."
"I certainly should not go without
paying my laundry bill." said Miss
Phills sharply. "No respectable woes
an would do such a thing."
"Oh. yes, ma'am, they woald." r
plied the child knowingly. "There's
lots of respectable ladies does."
House Plaew Important.
The care in the home and all other
forms of household work are greatly
facilitated by right plannlng and the
use of sultable materlals for the
counstruction and tfurulhing of the
home." An adequate and ceoveiest
water supply and other convelees
are essental. not only for cemrt
and for saving labor. but also frem
the standpoint of home hygiene.
"You say you saw New York's uI
derworld?" said the horrlfed Iretiva
"Oh, yes," replied Mrs. Meaudler.
"And I coasider it very neat sad tn
teresting. I think every large city
ought to have a ssbway system."
To be eaten with cream
and sugar, or served with
canned fruit poured overa
either way insures a most
"nae Mamary Lngr"
Poemm Cl .. c. LL.
Beds C.e& Midk.