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f. 1 1 /ff S.ML «s? tVv/'' 1 eharein I' iV ie lighted drawing room at home he had sat talking with Flora 4nd his father, from the other end, looked on with a kind and ironi cal smile. John had read the signifi cance of that smile, which might have caped a stranger. Mr. Nicholson had remarked his son's entanglement with satisfaction, tinged with humor and his smile, if it was a thought con temptuous, had implied consent. At the captain's door the girl held •at her hand, with a certain emphasis •ad John took it and kept it a little longer, and said, "Good-night, Flora, tor," and was instantly thrown into much fear by his presumption. But •he only laughed, ran up the steps and tang the bell and while she was wait 1ns for the door to open kept close in "the porch, and talked to him from that 90lnt as eut of a fortification. She had knitted shawl over her head her blue Highland eyes took the light from the neighboring street lamp and sparkled tad when the door opened and closed Upon her John felt cruelly alone. He proceeded slowly back along the terrace in a tender glow and when fee came to Greenside Church he halt ed In a doubtful mind. Over the crown 8f the Calton Hill, to his left, lay the H»y to Collette'g,where Alan would soon the looking for his arrival, and where lie would now have no more consented go than he would have willfully wal in a bog -the touch of the girl's ''hand on his sleeve, and the kindly flight In his father's eyes, both loudly forbidding. But right before him was the way home, which pointed only to Aed, a place of little ease for one whose .' tancy was strung to the lyrical pitch, and whose not very ardent heart was :fuat then tumultuously moved'. The hill 4op, the cool air of the night, the coin 'pany of the great monuments, the sight of the city under his feet, with its hills And valleys and crossing files of tamos, drew him by all he had of the poetic, «nd he turned that way and by that •quite innocent deflection ripened the «rop of his.venial errors for the sickle destiny. j- On a seat on the hill above Green Mde he sat for perhaps half an hour, looking down upon the lamps of Eclin trarg, and up at the lamps of heaven. Wonderful were the resolves he formed? beautiful and kindly were the vistas of future life that sped before him. He uttered to himself the name of Flora in so many touching and dra tnatie beys that he became at length talrty melted with tenderness, and «ould have sung aloud. At that Junc -ture a certain creasing in his great -ooat caught his ear. He put his hand 4nto his pocket, pulled forth the en v*3ope that held the money, and sat «tupefied. The Calton Hill, about this period, had an ill-name of nights and Co be sitting there with four hundred Krdly unds that did not belong to him was wise. He looked up. There •was a man in a very bad hat a little ••a one side of him, apparently looking at the scenery from a little on the Other a second night-walker was draw ins very quietly near. Up jumped John. The envelope fell from liis hands he stooped to get it, and at the «ame moment both men ran in and dosed with him. A little after he got to his feet very eore and shaken, the poorer by a purse which contained exactly one penny postage stamp, by a cambric handker chief, and by the all-important envel ope. Here was a young man on whom, at the highest point of loverly exalta tion, there had fallen a blow too sharp to he supported alone and not many hun •died yards away his greatest friend was fitting at supper—ay, and even expect ing him. Was it not in the nature of man that he should run there? He treat in quest of sympathy—in quest of that droll article that we all suppose ourselves to want when in a strait, «nd have agreed to call advice and he -went, besides, with vague but rather •splendid expectations of relief. Alan •warn rich, or would be so when 4m came of age. By a stroke mt the pen he might remedy this ailsfortune, and avert that dreaded ln i, terview with Mr. Nicholson, from vfc which John now shrunk in imagination *a Uie hjujid draws from fire. T4 Clpoeilpder tha 'Caj^i E$i'"th$e f/i rats ae«rUin nami^Javeii^ Jiiart by-road. The head of It lLaw datteti. On one Hand It la over M-the Mil tpe 'thar mi old graveyard. Between two the roadway runs in a trench, IJjfrtad at «i*ht. .parely iff 5, ©MM msflsks© ,,v BY R®BBRTT IL©U11§ STEVENSON. i~ I "M -.i CHAPTER II. BOUT halt past ten it was John's bravo good fortune to of fer his arin to Miss Mackenzie, and es cort her home. The night was chill and starry all the way eastward the trees of the different gar dens rustled and looked black. Up the gully of Leith Walk, when they to cross it, the breeze made a tush and set the flames of the street tunps quivering and when at last they mounted to the Royal Terrace, Where Captain Mackenzie lived, a great kit freshness came in their faces from the sea. These phases of the walk •remained written on John's memory, «ach emphasized by the touch of that light hand on his arm and behind all Cheso aspects of the nocturnal city he his mind's eye, a picture of H?UHIS quented by day, and bordered, when it was cleared the place of tombs, by dingy and ambiguous houses. One of these was the house of Colette and at his door our ill-starred John was pres ently beating for admittance. In an evil hour he satisfied the jealous in quiries of the contraband hotelkeeper in an evil hour he penetrated into the somewhat unsavory interior. Alan, to be sure, was there, seated in a room lighted by noisy gas jets, beside a dirty tablecloth, engaged on a coarse meai, and in the company of several tipsy members of the junior bar. But Alan was not sober he had lost a thousand pounds upon a horse racfi, had received the news at dinner time, and was now, in default of any possible means of extrication, drowning the memory of his predicament. He to help John! The thing was impossible he couldn't help himself. "If you hare a beast of a father," said he, "I can tell you I have a brute of a trustee." "I'm not going to hear my father called a beast," said John, with a beat ing heart, feeling that he risked the last sound rivet of the chain that bound him to life. But Alan was quite good-natured. "All right, old fellow," said he. "Mos' respec'able man your father." And he introduced his friend to his companions as "old Nicholson the what-d'ye-call-um's son." John sat in dumb agony. Colette's foul walls and maculate table linen, and even down to Colette's villainous casters, seemed like objects in a night mare. And just then there came a knock and a scurrying the police, so lamentably absent from the Calton Hill, appeared upon the scene and the party, taken flagrante delictu, with their glasses at their elbow, were seized, marched up to the police office, and all duly summoned to appear as, witnesses in the consequent case against that arch-shebeener. Colette. It was a sorrowful and a mightily sobered company that came forth again. The vague terror of public opinion weighed generally on them all but there were private and particular hor rors on the minds of individuals. Alan stood in dread of his trustee, already sorely tried. One of the group was the son of a country minister, another of a judge John, the unhappiest of all, had David Nicholson to father, the idea of facing whom on such a scan dalous subject was physically sicken ing. They stood awhile consulting un der thebutresses of Saint Giles thence they adjourned to the lodgings of one of the number in North Castle street, where (for that matter) they might have had uite as good a supper, and far better drink, than in the dangerous paradise from which they had been routed. There, over an almost tearful glass, they debated their position. Each explained he had the world to lose if the affair went on, and he appeared as a witness. It was remarkable what bright prospects were just then in the very act of opening before each of that little company of youths, and what pious consideration for the feelings of their families began now to well from them. Each, moreover, was in an odd state of destitution. Not one could bear his share of the fine not one but evinced a wonderful twinkle of hope that each of the others (in succession) was the very man who could step in to make good the deficit. One took a high hand he could not pay his share if it went on to a trial he should bolt he had always felt the English bar to be his true sphere. Another branched out into touching details about his family, and was not listened to. John, in the midst of this disoriler ly competition of poverty and -mean ness, sat stunned, contemplating the mountain bulk of his misfortunes. At last, upon a pledge that each should apply to his family with a com mon frankness, this convention of un happy young asses broke up, went down the common stair, and in the gray of the spring morning, with the streets lying dead empty all about them, the lamps burning on into the daylight in diminished luster, and the birds beginning to sound premonitory notes from the groves of the town gar dens, went each his own way with bowed head and echoing footfall. The rooks were awake in Randolph Crescent but the windows looked down, discreetly blinded, on the re turn of the pro'digal. John's pass-key was a recent privilege this was the first time it had been used and, oh! with what a sickening sense of his un worthiness he now inserted it into the well-oiled lock and entered the citadel of the proprieties! All slept the gas in the hall had been left faintly burn ing to light his return a dreadful still ness reigned, broken by the deep tick ing of the eight-day clock. He put the gas out, and sat on a chair in the hall, waiting and counting the minutes, longing for any human countenance. CHAPTER III. HORTLY AFTER breakfast, at which he assisted with a (highly tragical countenance, John sotight his father where he sat, pre sumably in reli gious meditation, on the Sabbath mornings. The old gentleman looked up with, that sour inquisitive expression that came so near to smiling and was so different In effect. A if OS ™~vS~TTrrr?r~ "This ts a time when do tot like to tte disturbed,"hesild. I'l know that," returned John "bat I have—I want—I've made a dreadful mess of it," he broke out and turned to. the window. Mr. Nicholson sat silent for an ap preciable time, while his unhappy son surveyed the poles In the back green, and a certain yellow cat that was perched upon the wall. Despair sat up on John as he gazed and he raged to think of the dreadful series of his mis deeds, and the essential innocence that lay behind them. "Well," said his father, with an obvi ous effort, but in very quiet tones, "what is it?" "Maclean gave me four hundred pounds to put in the bank, sir," began John "and I'm sorry to say that I've been robb%d of it!" "Robbed of it?" cried Mr. Nicholson, with a strong rising Inflection. "Robbed? Be careful what you say, John!" "I can't say anything else, sir I was just robbed of it," said John, in des peration, suddenly. "And where and when did this ex traordinary event take place?" in quired the father. On the Calton Hill about twelve last night." "The Calton Hill?" repeated Mr. Nicholson. "And what were you do ing there at such a time of the night?" "Nothing, sir," says John. Mr. Nicholson drew his breath. And how came the money in your hands at twelve last night?" he asked sharply. "I neglected that piece of business," said John, anticipating comment and then in his own dialect: "I clean for got all about it." Well," said his father, "it's a most extraordinary story. Have you com municated with the police?" "I have," answered poor John, the blood leaping to his face. "They think they know the men that did it. I dare say the money will be recovered, if that was all," said he, with a desper ate indifference, which his father set down to levity but which sprung from the consciousness of worse behind. "Your mother's watch, too?" asked Mr. Nicholson. "Oh, the watch is all right!" cried John. "At least, I mean I was coming to the watch the fact is, I am ashamed to say, I—I had pawned the watch be fore. Here is the ticket they didn't find that the watoh can be redeemed they don't sell pledges." The lad pant ed out these phrases, one after another like minute guns but at the last word, which rang in that stately chamber like an oath, his heart failed him ut terly, and the dreaded silence settled on father and son. It was broken by Mr. Nicholson pick ing up the pawnticket: "John Froggs, 85 Pleasance," he read and then turn ing upon John, with a brief flash of passion and disgust, "Who is John Froggs?" he cried. "Nobody," said John. "It was just a name." An alias," his father commented. "Oh! I think scarcely quite that" said the culprit "it's a form, they all do it, the man seemed to understand, we had a great deal of fun over the' name—" He paused at that, for he saw his father wince at the picture like a man physically struck and again there was silence. (TO BE CONTINUED.) CYCLING FOR WOMEN. 4- _____ It la Freshly Indorsed by High Medical Authority. tjv I* an article in the Nineteenth Cen tury entitled "A Medical View of Cy cling for Ladies," the author, Dr. W. H. Fenton, indorses the exercise, as serting that it has done more to im prove the health of women than almost anything that has ever been invented. "Let it at once be said, an organical ly sound woman can cycle with as much impunity as- a man. Thank heaven, we know now that this is not one mqre of the sexual problems of the day. Sex has' nothing to do with it beyond the adaptation of machine to dress and dress to machine. Women are-capable of great physical improve ment where the opportunity exists. Dress even now heavily handicaps them. How fatiguing and dangerous were heavy petticoats and flowing skirts in cycling even a few years ago the plucky pioneers alone can tell us. "Inappropriate dress has a certain number of chills to account for. When fair practice has been made and the 'hot stage,' so to speak, is over, the feet, ankles, neck and drms get very cold when working up against wind. Gaiters or spats, high collars and close fitting sleeves meet this difficulty. Summer or winter, it is far safer to wear warm absorbent underclothing and avoid cotton. "The diseases of women take a front place in our social life but, if looked into, 90 per cent of them are functional ailments, begotten of ennui and lack of opportunity of some means of -working oft their superfluous muscular, nervous and organic energy. The effect of cy cling within the physical capacity of a woman acts like a charm for gout, rheumatism and indigestion. Sleepless ness, so-called 'nerves,' and all th'ose petty miseries for which the liver is so often made the scapegoat, disappear in the most extraordinary way." HI* Great Consolation. Priscilla—"Your husband did hot ac company you?" Penelope—"No.' He say« that his pleasure consists in knowing I am here,"TrTruth. Moot Garden. J, ,f- Shii^'IBfhat In the world ll dlarft^ce Elmore Arl^zlng hi« hair ao 04. t#P for?" He—"I've no idea,. unless he hai heard that, the root garden idea is very popular la London just now*" PoolttoM. The application of heat is often ex tremely useful in the relief of pain and of inflammation, or in hastening the maturing of a boil or felon. The most usual way of making such an applica tion is by means of poultices. These retain the heat much longer than hot cloths, and have an advantage over a hot water bag when moist heat Is required. The making of poultices Is an art which can be learned only by practice, and unfortunately for many poor suf ferers few persons ever master the art. A good poultice should be perfectly smooth, moist, but not dripping, as light as possible, and as hot as it can be made without burning the patient. A poultice of flaxseed is perhaps the most common, but poultices may be made of ground slippery elm.cornmeal, bread, starch, or any other material that will make a smooth paste with hot water, and will not dry too rapidly and become caked and hard. In making a flaxseed poultice, the flaxseed meal, the bowl and the spoon for stirring should be previously warmed, and everything should be ready to the hand before a start is made. Boiling water is poured into the bowl, and then the meal is added gradually with constant stirring. This is better than adding the water to the meal, for then it is very difficult to prevent lumping. As soon as the paste is the proper consistency—two parts of meal to five of water being about the right propor tion—it should be spread an inch or so thick upon a piece of muslin, leaving an uncovered margin of two inches. Then on the face of the poultice is placed a piece of flannel of the same size as the muslin. The edges are now quickly turned over and fastened with safety pins or basted, and the poultice is ready. The flannel side goes against the skin, a layer of cotton is placed over the poultice, and the whole is covered with rubber tissue or oil silk. The advantage of having the flannel next the skin is that the poultice may be applied very hot without burning. If it is necessary to repeat the poul tices often, it is well to make bags of the right size, sewn on three sides and with two-inch flaps on the end, which can be rapidly pinned after the bag is filled. A poultice, to be of any use, should be changed as soon as it grows cool, which is usually by the end of two hours. If applied to a commencing boil, It should be only a little larger than the inflamed part Generally it makes little difference what material is used, the virtue be ing in the heat and moisture but sometimes flaxseed irritates a very tender skin, and then starch or bread should be substituted. PNEUMATIC LIFE-SAVER. The invention here shown speaks for itself and its advantages in saving lives in case of a wreck can easily be seen. It is designed either to occupy a place among the equipment of a ves sel or to be stationed near dangerous rocks along the coast and not only provides a means of support for those in the water, but also carries a supply 6f food and water to maintain life un til aid arrives. There is, a central com partment in which the food and water are placed, to which access is gained through a water-tight door. At the bottom of the float is a ballast cham ber which prevents overturning in a rough sea, and to further aid in sup porting the float at the top of the water a number of separate air cham bers are provided around the outer edge with ribs to distend them and lessen the liability of puncture. Around the buoy, just above the water line, a cable is suspended, and the ladder provides means to reach the outlook at the top, where a flag and bell axe in use as signals. Bnllt In Ninety Dy. A notable example of American skill and modern enterprise was afforded by the convention hall in which the Denv ocrats assembled in Kansas City *on July 4th. to nominate candidates foe president and vice-president. This great auditorium, seating fifteen thou sand people, had been built in ninety days, for on April 4th the building to which,the convention bad originally been Invited Jwas completly destroyed by flra. It had'Coat a quarter pf a mll wb dollars. The question bad to be promptly do tted whether the convention should dsewliera, wbathar a tamporanr ,mwmm m*$m structure should be put up, or whetbei the old hall -should be restored. Thr people of Kansas City, with their cus tomary alertness, embarked upon th« most courageous of the three courses They would rebuild in ninety days. On account of the rush of orders is the iron business, an extra sum lutf to be offered for the immediate manu facture of the great structural steei beams, and the masons and carpenters who labored day and night, by ahifts were also offered in many cases extrs compensation. For these reasons It cost seventy-five thousand dollan more to build the second hall than th first, but it was complete at the ap pointed hour. Such a structure woulc have consumed years in building Is any other age of the world. HANDY PIN-HOLDING CABINET. Here is a little device that will prove useful to dressmakers and others whs are compelled to use large quantities ot pins. It is adapted to receive a papei of pins and present each row in posi tion to allow .each pine to be removed separately. A rod is inserted in the center of the paper roll and the ends are mounted In brackets at the sides of the box. The outer end of the paper is attached to the crank-shaft in front, after being passed over the rod located beneath the slot in the face of the box. The crank is then turned until the por tion of the paper containing the first row of pins is close to the slot. At the paper turns at a sharp angle ovei the rod the heads project through the slot and stop further progress of the roll until the last pin is removed, when another turn is given to the crank and a new row presents itself. lightning. To persons of a distinctively nerv ous or sensitive organization, the sea son of thunder storms is often a period of apprehension, if not of actual daily terrors. Perhaps no array of reassur ing facts or philosophical argument will furnish much comfort to those who live in constant fear of death by lightning, but a recent report upon the subject by Prof. Henry of the United States weather bureau puts the matter in such away as to show how unrea sonable is their fears. It appears that the total number of deaths by light ning in this country last year was five hundred and sixty-two. That was more than usual, yet it is less than one tenth the number of those who lost their lives in railroad accidents dur ing the same period and a glance at the number of deaths among those who follow the sea, or those, even,whd pursue any one of a number of othei familiar occupations, will also be reas suring. But because the chance of being struck by lightning is really so small is no reason for neglecting wise pre cautions. Prof. Henry lays special stress upon the danger of wire clothes lines, which, he says, not only imperil the life of the laundress, but endanger the house to which they are attached. A dozen persons were killed last year while removing clothes from such lines or standing near them during a thun der storm, and a number of houses supplied with them were set on fire. Accepted popular expressions always have a sound basis of truth. It may comfort the timid, therefore, to note that "about as much chance as he has of being struck by lightning" is still regarded as one of the strongest ex pressions in the language. Nuremberg Toys. The quaint town of Nuremberg, in South Germany, has become the prin cipal toy factory of Europe. The best wooden toys come from the Black For est, where peasants carve them from white pine and put them together dur ing the long winter nights and the costliest wax dolls are fashioned in Paris but there is hardly anything else in the wonderland of childhood that 1b not made in the dreamy medieval town of Nuremberg. When Dickens wrote his novels,there was a large toy industry in the East End of London, and it did not escape the keen eye of that close observer. II he were now living, he would find it difficult to find traces of a craft which suggested some of the most charming scenes of his stories. The London toy-makers have disap peared. Dolls may still be dressed there for English nurseries, but they are ho longer made in England. The bulk of the so-called French dolls, which are sold all over the world come from .Nuremberg, where the toy makers have mastered7the art of joint ing arms and legs and of extracting musical squeaks and plaintive criec from contracted waists. The old town is alsb the headquarters of the Euro pean trade in Noah's arks, lead and tin animals. mi It Is iaid that in Paris them SO,000 dogs, or one for every SO lnhtibl Wwk #-.«* r. "How 1* ymir huihaad'i going,9«ir! the:, won't tajr me a new costmne,v'ipid''S(a/|ri .' can't go to the court to defand'aayaatl^''''' —Ptck-Me-Up. Our' government Is to devote $25,900' for experimenting with flying machine* for use In the aighy. This 1* a large spm and ret ft cannot compare with .i, tnat sperit fcjr those who experiment with so-called dyspepsia cures-. Tako HosUtter's Stomach Bitters. It female expressly to evre constipation, dyspep •la and all- stomach disorders, Honeymoon- Cruelty. "Pfay, madam, the day I married1 yotr gave you the key to my heart." "Yes and then yon went right off and bad the lock changed."—Brooklyn Life. Best for the Bevtli. No matter what alls you, headadBe to a eancer, you will never got well until your bowels are put right. CASCARBTS help nature, cure you without a gripe or pain, produce eaar natural' movements, cost you just 10' cents to- start getting your health back. CASCARETS Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put up in metal boxes, every, tablet has C. C. C. stamped on it. B» ware ot imitations^, Contradiction*, Digbyr Fm, surprised! You're getting guayl" "Yes—yes I've lots eC gray hairs and precious few of them."—Detroit Free Press*. Eircllea Can Wear Shoes One sfce- smaller after using Allen's Foot-Rase^, a powdier. 1ft makes tight •r new shoes easy. 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