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t&.-x. Wn #$ CHAPTER V.—(Continued.) After he had gone, Mrs. Adams pro posed a walk in the lovely garden, and Hyde hbped then to obtain ja few words with h£r, But Mrs. Smith ac companied them, and Hyde found no opportunity to get a word nn on his own affairs, and then, suddenly, as they turned into the main avenue, ^Doctor Moran and Cornelia appeared. Doctor Moran was evidently both astonished and annoyed. He stepped out of his carriage and joined Mrs. Adams, but kept Cornelia by his side, so that Hyde was compelled to escort Mrs. Smith. And Cornelia, beyond a very civil "Good morning, sir," gave him no sign. When the party reached the steps before the house door, though Mrs. Adams certainly invited him to re main, he had come to the conclusion that he was just the one person not wanted at that time yet as he had plenty of self-command he completely hid beneath a.gay and charming man ner the chagrin and disappointment that were really tormenting him, and aintil he was out of sight and hearing he rode slowly, with the easy air of a man was only sensitive to the beauty of his surroundings, and thor oughly enjoying them. He kept this pace till quite outside the precincts of Richmond Hill, then lie struck his horse with a passion that astonished the animal and the next moment shamed himself. Then he began to talk to himself in those ellip tical, unfinished sentences, which the inner man understands, and so thor oughly finishes. Such reflections, blended with pet names and apologies to his horse, brought him in sight of the Van Heemskirk house, and he in stantly felt how good his grandmoth er's sympathy would be. He saw her at the door, leaning over the upper half and watching his approach. "I knew it was thee!" she cried. "Now, then, what is the matter with thee? Disappointed, wert thou last night?" "No—but this morning I have been badly used and I am angry'at it." Then he told her all the circumstances of his visit to'Richmond Hill, and she listened patiently, as was her way with all complainers. "In too great haste are thou," were her first words. "No worse I think of Cornelia, because a little she draws back. To want, and to have thy want, that has been the way with thee all thy life long. Thy mother has taught thee to expect too much. If, now, thou had fallen in love with Arenta, had been a good thing." "If I had not Been Cornelia, I might have adored Arenta—but, then, Amenta has already a lover." "So? And, pray, who is it?" "Of all men in the world, the gay, handsome Frenchman, Athanase H^de-Answered With a ^Srqile. vr Tounnerre, member bf tl(e •••French ,.:}• embassy.'' & "Artd her father?- To such a mar rlage what wilUhe pa^?" Hyde stretched out his legs and struck' them lightly with hhf. riding whip. Then,,,with a. smile, he an-' swered, "He will be proud enough his heart. tiffs -daughter, the Metr- Court and" see the Queen. "Indeed,^ it is- the'- common failil I S I a re re is 1 the' French 1 will except the Pr dent, an* iftr. Adams, and Mr. Ha: ^'ton, and say the rest of us are Fre: •"'Listen!That Is thy father's (8emple's funeral." THE /ftAID sf MAIDEN UANE Sequel, to "The Bow of Orange Ribbon. $&''•' A liOVESTORY A E I A E A Quite as suddenly, Mrs. Adams 'divined the motive of Hyde's early visit she opened her eyes wide, and looked at him with a comprehension so clear and real that Hyde was com pelled to answer and .acknowledge her suspicion by a look and move ment quite as unequivocal. Yet this instantaneous understanding contain ed neither promise nor sympathy and he could not tell whether he had gain ed a friend or simply made a con fession. (Copyright, 1900, by Amelia G. Barr) lop. So early in the'morning, wka treading, law hadta be^banden vhe coming:for?" "He'Jmd, an intention to go.to: "That ir goodr Thy grandfather is already gone," At -this' moment pen. Hyde entered l*e room. Hurry and excitement were In hit. face, though they vera ti %'»\".. f5r hi 1 well controlled. He gave his hand to Madame Van Heemskirk, saying: "Good morning, mother! You look well, as you always dq, Where is the Colonel?" "He has gone to Elder Semple's house. You know— "I know well. For a long time I have purposed to call on the old gen tleman, and what I have neglected I am now justly denied, for I must leave for England this afternoon at five o'clock, and I have more to do'than I can wtell accomplish." George leaped' to his feet at these words. "Sir," he cried, "what has hap pened?" "Your uncle is dying—perhaps dead. I received a letter this morning urging me to takfe the first packet.* Now, George, you must come with me to Mr. Hamilton's office we have much business to arrange there." So far his manner had been peremp tory and decided, but, suddenly, a sweet and marvelous change occurred. He went close to Madame Van Heems kirk, and taking both her hands, said in a voice full of those tones that captivate women's hearts: "Mother! mother! I bid you a lov ing, grateful farewell! You have ever been to me good, and gentle, and wise i—the very best of mothers. God bless you!" Then he kissed her with a solemn tenderness, and Lysbet under stood that lie believed their parting to be a final one. She sat down, weep ing, and Hyde with an authoritative motion of the head, commanding his son's attendance, went hastily out. It was then eleven o'clock, and there was business that kept both men hurrying here and there until almost the last hour. At four o'clock Gen. Hyde joined his son. He looked weary and sad, and began immediately to charge George concerning his mother. "We parted with kisses and smiles this morning,'.' ho said. "I leave her in your charge, George, and when I send her word to come to England, look well to her comfort. And be sure to come with her. "Do you' hear me?" "Yes, sir." "On no account—even if she wishes it—permit her to come alone. Promise me." "I promise you, sir. What is there that I would not do for my mother? What is there I would not do to please you, sir?" "I ask you, then, to play with some moderation. I ask you to avoid any entanglement with women. I ask you to withdraw yourself,* as soon as pos sible, frojnthpse .blusterers for French liberty—or rather French license, rob bery, and assassination. Stand by the President, and every word he says. Every word is sure to be wise and right." Then, taking out his watch, he rose, saying, "Come, it is time to go to the ship—— My dear George!" George could not speak. He clasped his father's hand, and then walked by his side to Coffee House Slip, where the North Star was lying. Before either realized the fact, the General had crossed the narrow plank it was quickly withdrawn, and the North Star, with wind and tide in her favor, was facing the great separating ocean. George turned from the ship in a maze. He felt as if his life had been cut sharply asunder, and that his mother's voice and presence would be the best of all comfort at that hour so, late as it was, he rode out to Hyde Manor. His mother opened the door for him. "I thought it was thy father, Joris," she said "but what? Is there any thing wrong? Why art thou alone?" "There is nothing wrong, dear moth er. Come, I will tell you what has happened." He ..gave her his father's letter, and assumed for her sake the air of one who has brought good tidings. She silently read, and folded it. "Ah, Joris, your father has always longed in his heart for England. Like a weaning babe that never could be weaned was he. And thou, too? Wilt thou become an Englishman? Woe is me! I have planted and planned, for „Whom I know not." "You have planned and planted for your Joris. I desire most of all to marry the woman I loye. and live here in the home that reminds me of you wherever I turn:" "So true art thou! So loving! So dear to me! Oh, I hav$ thought e^er as I worked, I: shall leave my memory herer^-and here—and here again—for neveiv JoriB, n«|veri djear. Joris Awhile thou aft .in this .worlds myst tnou for •get.mei"-fv '"Never! Never, oh never, dear, dear mother!" And that night they said no more. Both felt there would, be plenty of time in the futurte to consider what ever changes Jt.might,top'ii^.1gtore for them..5_ teiM.- Aunt Angelio^v^fvf fej^ialiy c/ Hyde's life, and were ne\~attonther yf f^r about Pearl street and^aiden 'L&ne watphing for Cornelia. Yet he was not happy about Corne lia Since that unfortunate morning at'Richmond Hill they $ad ttever met* 1 If she saw him go up or down Maiden Lane, she made no sign. Several times Arenta's face at her parlor window had given him a passing hope, but Arenta's own love affairs were just then at a very interesting, point, and, besides, she regarded the young lieu tenant's admiration for her friend as only one of his many transient enthu siasms "If there was anything real in it,' she reflected, "Cornelia, would have talked about him, and that she haf never done." She did not understand that the quality of love in its finest revelation desires, after its first sweet inception, a little period of withdrawal—it won ders at its strange happiness—broods over it—is fearful of disturbing emo tions so exquisite. These are the birth pangs of an immortal lov£—of a love that knows within itself, that it is born for eternity, and need not to hurry the three-score-and-ten years of time to a consummation. Of such noble lineage was the love of Cornelia for Joris Hyde. His gra cious, beautiful youth, seemed a part or her own youth his ardent, tender glances had filled her heart with a sweat trouble that she did not under stand, Joris was moved by a sentiment ot the same kind, though in a lesser de gree. "I have thought of Cornelia long enough," he said one delightful sumiiier morning with all my soul .1 now long to see her. And it is not an impossible thing I desire. In sho~t there is some way to compass it..' Then a sudden, invincible persuasion 01 success came to him he believed in his own good fortune he liad a con viction that the, very stars connived with a true lover to work his will, And under this enthusiasm he galloped He saw Arenta Van Ariens. into town, took his norse to a stable, and then walked towards Maiden Lane. In a few moments he saw Arenta Van Ariens. He placed himself direct ly in -her path, and doffed his beavei to the ground as she approached. "Well, then." she cried, with an at fected air of astonishment, "who would have thought of seeing you? Your retirement is the talk of the town. Where are you going?" "With you?" "In a word, no. For I am going to Aunt Angelica's." "Upon my honor, it is to your Aunt Angelica's I desire to go most of all! "Now I understand. You have found Out that Cornelia Moran is going there." "I assure you that I did not know Miss Moran was going there. To tell the very truth, I came into town to look for you." "For me? And why, pray?" "I want to see Miss Moran. If cannot see her, then I want to hear about her. I thought you, of all peo ple, could tell me the most and the best. Now, pray do not disappoint me." "Listen! We meet this afternoon at my aunt's, to discuss the dresses and ceremonies proper for a very fine wed ding." (To be continued.) How He Got It. Some recent developments at Jeff ferson City have recalled a story that used to be told about a former Buchanan county representative tc the legislature. Before his election to the legislature he was chronically "broke." When he returned from Jef ferson City he exhibited $500 in good, crisp greenbacks. Some of his friends "jollied" him about his prosperity. "You didn't have a cent when you went to the legislature, did you, Jones?" said one of them. "Not a blamed cent," said Jones. "As a matter of fact, I lent you half your railroad fare, didn't I?" "I believe you did." "Well, you were down in JeffersoL City about forty days. You got $5 a day. Now, what the gang wants to know is how you managed to save $500 out of a total income of $200." "Come closer," whispered Jones, and I'll tell you how I did it. I had my washing done at home."—Kansas City Journal. What Killed Him. Wife (with newspaper, to husband) —Hiere' is another forcible temperance le'cture: (Reads) "Young Spillers got into a boat and shoved out into the river, and as he was intoxicated he up set the boat, fell into the river, and was drowned." Now, sir (addressing her husband), if he had not drunk whisky he would not have lost his life. Husbland—Let me see.. He fell into the,river, didn't he? Wife—Of course" hi clid!^ :y L*»Pt 'awdi# m&m »srrk t" HilSband—-Didn't die until he fell /-V Wife—James,- 'you are pcsitively Billy. Of course he didn't die until he was drowned. Husband—Theii^it Was the -water taat killed hlmyr-rStiray Storiga* ^vV! Gustam is truly a connoisseur, and the culinary feats he can perform up on a two-burner gas stove in his apart ments is the wonder of his friends. He has been on the lookout for de lectable delicacies potent to cool and refresh. The luxury that tickled his palate most was a watermelon that had been doctored with rum and claret and cooled to the freezing.point. Inspired by this work of art, Gustam forthwith planned a surprise for a few of liia friends. Ke procured a huge watermelon, the necessary rum and wine, and, in accordance with the re cipe, stirred up a mixture, plugged the melon, poured in the liquid, .in serted the plug and set the whole in tho refrigerator to cool for two days. Then, summoning his friends, he cut the melon. Before taking a bite himself, Gustam Proudly- awaited laudatory remarks exclamations of praise. His friends ate in silence. Upon tasting his slice Gustam could detect but the faintest flavor cf rum and wine. hat had become of the two quarts of I And if some time, commingled with life's wine. We find the wormwood, and rebel and shrink. Be sine a wiser hand than yours or mine Pours out this portion for our lips to drink "I believe that the origin of the ex pressive bit of slang 'kickers' may be found in the very lowest form of occupation any member of the human race follows," Mr. W. M. Robinson states. "Between Wormsley's and St. Hel en's in Cornwall, is an underground canal connecting the lower levels of the coal mines at Wormsley's with the surface station at St. Helen's, which saves a great deal of money for the mine owners in handling the coal, which is simply loaded on the barges in the mines and transported by the canal under the mountains to the harbor at St. Helen's. When the canal was devised, however, how to provide for locomotion for these barges was a problem. "Mules couldn't be used, and there were circumstances which made steam impossible, but an inventive genius finally solved the riddle by sug On the estate near Perm, in north east Russia, of a wealthy man named ReshetnikoiT, a singular marriage took place recently. The bridegroom, Vasilieff, was a handsome peasant, ,the bride a beautiful girl of IS. M. Reshctnikoff gave them a large wood en cottage and a plot of land, and at the wedding breakfast greeted them as the second generation of his nurs lings "who are to make of holy Rus sia an earthly Olympus peopled with Apollos and Hebes.' At the time of the Russo-T.url:ish war M. Reshetni koff, struck with the inferior, ill nourished physique of many recruits, set aside annually out of his large for tune 10,000 rubles for the purpose of eliminating the unlit by encouraging marriage only between young people of exceptional beauty, health and in telligence. He employed as workers on his estate only the handsomest Aq odd and fanciful idea is advanc ed by Zona Gale, writing'for -Outing, in which she gives her reason for her "discovery" as "the coming of Semi ramis." Now Semiramis is evidently a' cute, furry little kitten, and so the OTyner. of this dainty feline, says: "It has long been my belief that fairies are the little souls of some thing. At first I was puzzldd to know of what, but since the coming of Scnjiramis it is quite simple.'* Her mysterious amber eyes -and lithe little body W'fUtfnH silver have taught* me the truth fairies are the souls of all little kittens. And let only him deny tliis who,can cast the first proof to iho contrary! "l niv let 'him' deny it: for what- ^«^%"i'A ^^«^3^^»®p?5pr^'W€S Was a "Peach God's Plans the Best Some time, when all life's lessons have u..'Mi learned. And sun and stars forevormore have set. The tilings which our weak judgment liere has spurned— The things o'er which we grieved with lashes wet— Will flash before us out of life's dark night. As stars shine most in deeper tints of blue And we shall see how all God's plans were right. Ami how what seemed reproof was love most true. And we shall see that, while we frown and sigh. God':* plans go on as best for you and me: How, when we called, He heeded not our cry. Because H'is wisdom to the end could S'.-e And. e'en as prudent parents disallow Too much of sweet to craving baby hood. So God. perhaps, is keeping from us now I.il'e's sweetest things, because it seem elh good. liquor he had put in? Much mysti fied, he explained the circumstances, but all the comfort he got was the accusation that he had been "stingy with the booze" and the admonition "tc put more in next time." As it was, however, they got away with half of the melon and then Gustam called the janitor and gave him the other half. An hour or so later the janitor's wife knocked at the door, and as she faced Gustam and his guests she be gan with a great show of rightecus wrath: "Mislher Chus (hie) turn, wet did yea put (hie) in thot malon? Me ould moil (liic), me ould mon—me ou!d mon (hie), ish down there yellin wid (hie) th' jimjams! Oi .wanta know whash yex put (hie) in thot— in thot malon! Isli ut a joke (hie) —a joke thot yez put up (hie) en urn? Oi wanta know (hie) The truth dawned upon Gustam. reason of the melon lying two days in one position the rum and wine had all settled in the lower end and he bad given that end to the janitor.— New York Press. The Origin of "Kickers" Seeks to Improve Race Odd and Fanciful Idea And if some l'riend we love is lying low. Where human kisses cannot reach his face. Oh. do not blame the loving Father so. But bear your sorrow with obedient grace. And you shall shortly know that length ened breath Is not the sweetest gift God sends Hif friend. And that sometimes the sab'.e pall oi death Conceals the fairest boon I-lls love car send: If we could push ajar the gates of life. And stand within, and all' God's work ing fee. We could interpret all this doubt anc strife. And for each mystery could find a key But not to-day. Then be content, pool heart: God's plans, like lilies pure and white unfold: We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart: Time will reveal the calyxes of gold. And if through patient toil we reach lilt land Where tired feet, with sandals loose may rest. When we shall clearly know and under stand, I think that we shall say that "Goi knew best." gesting that cross pieces of timber be placed along the roof of the canal, which was very low, and men could lie on their backs on top of the loaded^ barges and 'kick' the vessel along. After the barge was once started this was found to be feasible. The men could easily keep the load in motion by the means suggested, and it has ever since been in use. There is no question about the low grade of this sort of work, and even the men who follow it are constantly 'kicking' around the villages where they live. They were known at the mines officially as 'kickers' because ol their work, and their vocal complaints continually indulged in, caused every one at Wormsley's or St. Helen's, no matter what their station or employ ment, who indulged in complaints to be called 'kickers.' I presume that the origin of the word, as we use it, is just what I have suggested."—St Louis Globe-Democrat. and healthiest villagers. These he encouraged to outer upon matrimony by grants of land, paynisnt of mar riage fees and an annuity of fifty rubles a year l'or every clillil born. Ke removed from his estate all de formed and sickly persons and at tracted handsome giants from all parts of the provincs by granting them Valuable privileges. Those who refused to marry tho partners he |e!ected were unceremoniously de ported. Since the institution of his schemq forty marriages have taken place, and over 100 children have been born, nearly .all of tnem being immensely superior to the average Russian peasant children in strength and beauty. Vasilieffi's marriage was celebrated with exceptional display, he a.nd.his bride being the first couple both of whom sprung from unions arranged by M.' Reshetnikoff. ever is fragrant to believe and pleas ant to preach about the kittens of the world, every woman is fain to accept and to repeat.- How gladly, then, will she welcome such a fair doctrine as this concerning the kittens that have left the world! And if her own 'little lion, smal) and dainty sweet,' be s.till her daily companion, she has only to sit with it In her arms for an hour somenight when the moon is full, to understatid that to all strange, swee.t influences and potent, uhi]|den .tfceA reticent, eerie little creature is akin.' Especially will she feel this if, as I trust every woman who loves a kitten knows, it has been named queen." ,for some beautiful 6«ad w&m jyft THE SCREW JUMBO WINDMILL. Does the Work Well a^d Costs but Few Dollars. D. K.—There is a home-made wind mill called the "screw jumbo" in use. Will you kindly describe the con struction of this mill? I wish to pump water for stock from a well 96 feet deep. The accompanying illustrations represent the "screw jumbo" wind mill as shown in Nebraska bulletin No. 59, devoted »to home-made wind mills. Fig. 1 shows the windmill at tached to the plunger of a pump. Each revolution iiiade by the wind- The windmill attached to plunger of pump. mill pumps one stroke. The fans ot such mills are of duck along diag onally opposite arms in such a way as to make a veritable screw. The wheel is 8 feet long and 10 feet in diameter. The cost of this mill, which lifted water from a 9G-foot well, both for house use and irriga tion, was ten dollars. The owner found this form of mill quite satis factory, until trees grew up about it to such an extent that the mill was Fig. 2» Screw Jumbo Windmill, show* ing plan of construction. disqualified for use. Fig. 2 shows the construction of the mill. The sails of. canvas are attached to arms of wood which are braced and tied together with twisted wire. Ants in a Bee Hive. Sub.—How may ants be prevented from carrying off honey from a bee hive? Do ants injure the cees apart from robbing them? Formerly I believed that the ants tvere a cause of injury to the bees, but I have now come to the conclu sion that they do little or no harm to the colony. It is the warmth of the cluster that attracts them rather than the bees or honey. The ants disap pear as the colonies become stronger and the weather becomes settled and warm. But in the meantime, it you wish to get rid of them it is easily done. Locate their hills and make several holes in thefn with a crow bar. Pour into each of the holes a small quantity of gasoline or even common kerosene oil is quite as ef fective. Plug up the holes and in a day or two you will find all the ants dead. Bindweed. Orcgonian.—Enclosed is a weed which threatens to ruin my orchard. Please tell me what it is and how best to kill it out. The more hoeing it gets the thicker it grows. I have been advised to sow rye in the or chard. Do, you think it would kill it out? The plant sent is the Bindweed (Convolvus arvensis), introduced from Europe. It is a very deep-rooted per ennial with long twining stems and with flowers about an inch in diame ter shaped like Morning Glory flow ers. Whenever found it has given very much trouble, and nothing other than actually digging out and con stant hoeing does any good, but the hoeiag must be very thorough and deep. Every bit of the root should be dug up. Then heavy seeding with clover, rather than rye or any other crop, would be advisable to help to choke out any plants which might re« main.—Exchange. Weight of Milk. A. J. A.—Does all cows' milk weigh the same, and what is the weight of one gallon? Is cream lighter than r.iik? The weight of milk varies accord fng to the percentage of solids con tained in it. The specific gravity cf milk varies from 1,029 to 1,035, at CO degrees Fahr., the average being about 1,032. In general, the effect of an increase in the solids of the milk is to increase its specific gravity, though in milk extremely rich ii^fats (6 per cent or above), the specific gravity is lessened. The weight of one gallon of water is 10 pounds, so that the weight of a gallon of aver age milk is 1.032 pounds. Yes, cream is lighter than milk or it would not rise to the top in the pan or creamer. Weeds in Asparagus Bed. J. H.—An asparagus bed is becom ing, overrun with twitch grass. Could the grass be killed with salt without injury to the asparagus? You may use salt to good advantage in ridding' your asparagus bed cf quack grass. Use at tbe rate Of threp hundred pounds pftr acre, spreading through the rows. I should endeavor ,|| fcq dig or hoe the grass roots from jypl immediately around the asparagus li& order to be on the'sale side aft& i)0t permanently injure tbe crowns eff (1t4 plants. I have never knpwtt being an injury to asparagus, but ft might be it used without discretion.^- 'A O, E. H. «S,i ill A. j- ft 0, ft"