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In the big, low-ceiled, flrelit room, with its worn carpets, Its faded red hangings, Its walls on which many pretty pictures cut from magazines and .original sketches were pinned, a num ber of girls were chattering. “They are like a lot of birds,” L/en nie decided, looking out at them be tween the curtains from his seat in the deep window embrasure, "all chirping at once!” He noted, with that wonderful ap preciation of grouping and color he possessed, what a pretty picture his sisters and their girl guests made as they sat in a semi-circle around the grate fire and sipped their tea from little shallow cups. What a beautiful warmth was in the fold of Annie’s dusky velvet gown, and how purely the light revealed the curve of Mary Dene’s cheek under the shadow of her great Gainsborough hat. But suddenly the scene blurred be fore him. The ruby gown, the pic turesque hat, the smiling faces of his sisters, the delicate rose and azure tints of the old china, all became merged in a gray, shifting mist. He drew in liis breath sharply, as if in physical pain. He clasped one* hand tightly over his eyes and shrunk hack behind the folds of the curtain. Without, the February day was at its brightest. Upon the snow-covered lawn a frost had fallen in the night, and now, in the light of a golden sun, its white expanse sparkled as if sown with innumerable jewels. Within the girlish chatter went merrily on. In stray sentences Lennie caught a good 1 deal of what they were saying. They were talking about St. Valentine’s day that was near at hand. They dis cussed the valentines they would send and those they expected to receive. They spoke of little odd, romantic in cidents of other years and quoted verses suitable to the occasion that were, in turn, quaint, lively or humor ous. “Gracious!” cried Annie Wier, glanc ing at her watch, “4 o’clock! We’ve been here an hour, girls! We must go at once!” They all rose, putting aside their cups and spoons with a pleasant little clink of silver and china. Their gowns of cloth and silk made a soft, rustling sound. A faint perfume dif fused itself through the room. There was a gentle little hurricane of affec tionate farewells. One of the visitors went up to the window, on the wide, cushioned ledge of which the boy sat. “Good-by, Lennie,” she said. “Are , your eyes improving?” Lennie Stafford rose courteously and clasped the hand she offered. He was a slender, graceful lad of 15, with a well-cut, sensitive face, a wistful smile and large, brown, beautiful eyes. | “No; they are worse, if anything,” | he answered. “That is too had. the girl comment | ed, sympathetically. “Cannot Dr. j Framley help you at all?” i “Not at all. He says the case is rery ! peculiar and that only a certain famous j oculist in Paris could realjy attempt the necessary operation with any hope j of success. “You cannot go to Paris?” her gen . tie voice asked. j He smiled sadly. “You know our i circumstances. Miss Mary. There is only Uncle Will to take care of the I girls and me, and 1 shall he a greater I burden to him every day instead of a 1 help—as I had hoped.” His glance wandered to a low table on which were drawing materials and an open portfolio. Mary Dene picked up a few of the sketches. “I understand,” she said softly, “you intended to be an artist before this—this happened. You have great talent. Mr. Van Duysen, the portrait painter, says your eye for form is won derful. Why, wliat is this? Your old ; neighbor What a striking sketch! llow well you have caught her charac teristic pose!” j She was looking with delight at the , sheet she held. It portrayed an avenue of giant trees, with bare skeleton arms bent before the wind. Through the gap one saw the tall, slightly stooped figure o r an old woman who leaned upon a stick. A scarf was twisted over her head. A long cloak enveloped her. That age and infirmity pressed upon her was evident. But the old form was held with the fine grace of an aristocrat, and the profile revealed expressed in an extraordinary degree pride, reserve, determination. “Yes, I think it Is good,” Lennie agreed, brightening nt the words of praise. “I can see her from this win dow, you know. She walks In the oak avenue every day, no matter what the weather muy he. There is a pretty place in her grounds where she used to go in summer. She would sit there for hours at a time. I believe I could sketch it from memory.” “You have never spaken with her?” “Oh, no. We do not know her —or, rather, sho does not know us. She is a J very proud old lady, they say.” | Miss Dene’s eyes followed his to • whore In the grounds udjoinlng the | modest property of the Staffords rose a superb mansion, all the western win dows of which were now kindling Into ! sheets of gold in the radiance of the | sinking sun. j “A very sad and lonely old lady, too, Lennie.” “Lonely!” echoed the hoy in aston ishment. "How can she ho lonely There is a picture gallery in her homo, Dr. Framley says, which holds some of , the most exquisite pictures ever paint ed. Thero are engravings and etch . lugs, too, and books with fine illus trations—how can she bo lonely?” ‘ “Bhe is solitary In this great world, Lennie. Her husband Is dead. Her only son was killed by a full from his borst on a Colorado ranch a year ago.” Lenfcie was shocked. “I never heard that,” he sold. “No. Her sorrows are not public property. Well, good-by. The girls are calling me. You see you can pity your rich neighbor a little, after all, Lennie!” The three callers went away, his sis ters retreated to their room, and the boy was alone in the cozy, shabby apartment and the hush and sunshine of the waning winter day. The sun withdrew his golden lances. The snow lost its sparkle. A grayness that was tender as unformulated hope, inde finable as the sense of peace, fell upon the outer world. A flock of snowbirds settled down outside the cottage win dow, then spread their wings and whirled away. In the castle near, lights gleamed out. Such a great house, so many lights for one forlorn old wom an! A profound pity sprung up in Len nie Stafford’s heart as one by one those lights blossomed out. “Miss Mary is right,” he considered. “She is lonelier than T. Alys, Bertha, Uncle Will, all love me, but they don’t know —no one can know —how It hurts to give up the dream of .becoming a painter. And to face daily darkness — yes, Alys dear, I’m coming.” He kept on thinking compassionate ly of the old lady whose artistif treas ures he had envied. On waking after a dream of being overwhelmed in an avalanche of valentines, all of which Mary Dene had sent him, an idea oc curred to him that flushed his thin cheek. Why not express his sympathy with Mrs. Delfatr by sending her a valentine? All ladies loved to get val entines. One might cheer her up. He had led such a life of dreaminess, iso lation, seclusion, owing not only to his uncommon tastes, hut to his im perfect sight, that he found nothing singular in the suggestion he consid ered. He would not—indeed he could not —buy one of those marvelous af fairs constructed of pale blue satin and lace paper with forget-me-nots and fat Cupids sprawled all over it. He would send her a valentine which would cost him only pleasant labor, and might possess for her a happy significance. So from breakfast till luncheon he remained shut up in his room. That afternoon he walked into town and mailed a flat package ad dressed to MRS. DELFAIR, The Oaks. On the 14th of February the servant brought the mail into the liberary where Mrs. Delfair sat alone. The old lady sorted her correspondence, and looked long and seareliingly at the su perscription on the square package. She cut the string, and gave a gasp of delight at sight of the sketch met her gaze- Her own favorite nook, where she had spent so many medita tive hours in the summer. The tiny waterfall trickling down the rocks be tween the tall fusheia hushes. The drooping catalpa behind the rustic seat! The glimpse of the river through the opening to the right! “Martha,” Mrs. Delfair called excit edly, “Martha, come and see this! My own little retreat! Who could have known I loved the spot so—have sketched it for me?” Martha, a kind-faced, middle-aged woman, stooped to pick up a slip of paper that had fallen unheeded on the floor. “Here is some writing,” she said. Mrs. Delfair grasped the sheet in her tremulous, white Angers. Written in a careful boyish hand she read the following lines: “You are very sad they tell me. But still you have the light, And I shall soon have only A long and starless night. “I'm sorry for your sorrow, And sorry, too, for mine, So I’m your friend, remember, And faithful Valentine!” "Well!” exclaimed Mrs. Delfair, "this is St. Valentine's day, isn’t it? I am not forgotten! Who could have sent me this dainty sketch and these sweet verses? Ah, here is Dr. Fram ley. He may be able to enlighten us. Doctor, where in the neighborhood have we a poet and artist? Come and look at my valentine!” Dr. Framley, rugged and silver haired, with a fierceness of aspect which his courtesy of speech contra dicted, came forward, took the sketch and verses extended. “I think your unknown correspond ent is your young friend across the arbor vitae hedge—Leunio Stafford.” “What! That slender boy. with the great, dark eyes, who lives in the old fashioned cottage!” “Yes—he. His father was an artist of national reputation. The lad has had some tuition, and lias displayed unusual talent. But the poor child— to his inexpressible despair—ls becom ing blind!” "Doctor!” “It Is too true.” “Can nothing be done for him?” Dr. Framley shrugged his shoulders. “An operation by Paquln, the cele brated Parisian oculist, might remove the cause of the trouble and prevent the threatened affliction. No other hope remains.” When the doctor had gone Mrs. Del fair hobbled Into the conservatory and personally superintended the cutting of a great cluster of long-stemmed crimson roses. These she sent over to the Stafford cottage. "For Master Lennie, with Mrs. Del fair’s compliments," the servunt said, “and will he give her the pleasure of a personal visit at fi o’clock?” Great wus the astonishment in the little home. Lennie colored guiltily, hut he said nothing übout his valen tine. Ho had not thought when he sent it of the possibility of his identity being suspected. That evening was one of many de lightful visits, when Lennie sat op posite Mrs. Delfair at her gleaming table und talked to her in his quaint, frank, boyish fashion, or browsed in her tempting library, or—best of al>— haunted the picture gallery, where daily the pictures grew dimmer and dimmer before his hungry eyes. “I must see all I can now,” he said, on one of the rare occasions when he referred to the doom hovering over him. ‘‘l shall need all the beautiful things I can possibly remember be fore very long!” But there came a certain sweet spring day when a long, private con servation was held between the Staf ford girls, their uncle, Dr. Framley and Mrs. Delfair. Lennie came into the room. He stood uncertainly on the threshold. His large eyes wandered searchlngly from one to the other. “What is the matter? lam not sure if you are smiling or are crying!” Mrs. Delfair wiped her eyes. “A little of both. Lennie,” she re plied. “I am going to take my Val entine to Paris—to Dr. Paquin.’’ The boy gave a sudden cry, and ! turned quite white. To Dr. Paquin! And perhaps—if he were cured —ho might live out his dream after all! “Really?” he panted. “Really?” Then he broke down sobbing. The others cried too as they kissed him, hut their hearts were very thankful, very happy. That was five years ago. The op eration was entirely successful. For a year after Lennie’s sight was as sured he and Mrs. Delfair, accompa nied by Martha, traveled abroad. He is studying art enthusiastically today, and there are already those who pre dict for him fame and fortune second to that of no artist of our time. —Kate M. Cleary in Chicago Record. Farmers and Roads. A Dakota farmer who takes occa sion to comment on the fine w'eather experienced in his part of the country ihis winter and the good roads, sug gests that farmers engaged In hauling grain or other produce on cold days can vary the monotony of the trip and promote their own comfort by walking about half the way and incidentally removing the stones that have worn loose and lie where the wheels are sure to strike them. We doubt if there is a farmer in Dakota who could not bo persuaded that this would he an excel lent thing for other farmers to do. Personally we think the plan cannot be too highly commended for such benefactors would do much to repair the sins of the road commissioners. But in some of the Illinois roads with which we are acquainted it is not tho btones that nature has planted that bring broken bones to the wheelmen and profanity to the teamster. When ruts occur in the highways we have in mind, the road repairer instead of col lecting gravel or even dirt to fill up the depression, dumps in a load of stones, frequently cobble stones. The only merit of this system lies in the fact that it returns to plague the in ventor. We have no reason to suppose that the road masters of our acquaint ance enjoy a monopoly of this method, in fact we know it is not confined to their districts, so, while we feel like encouraging the farmers to do what they reasonably can in the w’ay of “tinkering up” the roads, we think It would be well at the same time to elect If possible, supervisors possessed of some conscience and more intelli gence. How Lincoln Played Watchman. James Etter, a doorkeeper In tho war department, frequently occupies a chair from which he could not be in duced to part, because it was once oc cupied by Abraham Lincoln when he was president of the United States, al though at the time he acted as watch man with a badge pinned on the lapel of Ills coat. Mr. Etter explains the in cident by saying: “One day during tho w r ar I was sitting here, when a tall, angular gentleman entered the main door and asked if the secretary was in. I told him that It was too early for the secretary to be In his office. “ ‘At what hour can I depend on find ing him here?’ he asked. I told him, and with a pleasant ‘Thank you’ he walked away. "Promptly on the hour the tall gen tleman ascended the steps, walked In the door, and I was almost struck dumb when he asked me if I would go into the secretary’s room and tell him to step out In the hall. I recovered myself and informed tho caller I could not leave my post of juty, and even If I could I did not think the secretary would como out to seo him. "He replied, ‘Oh, I guess he will, and as for leaving your post, I will be per sonally responsible for that. I am Mr. Lincoln, and I will simply take your badge and keep door while you step in for me.’ "Well, I couldn’t doubt him, and he pulled off my badge, pinned It on his coat and took my chair, just like an old-time watchman. “A smlio played over his face us I left him. and you can rest assured it was not long before ne und the secre tary were holding a quiet talk in out-of-the-wuy corner of the hall.” N««lnK till* KUplmnt. Mr. Rudyurd Kipling tells tho fol lowing good story of himself in Col lier’s Weekly: One day, he Hays, I was sitting in my study in London when suddenly a gentleman appeared at tho door unannounced, followed by two schoolboys. “Is this Rudyurd Kip ling?” inquired the gentleman. “Yes,” 1 answered. He turned round. “Boys, this Is Itudyard Kipling.” “And is this where you write?” he continued. “Yes,” 1 replied. “Boys, this Is where ho writes.” And before I had time to uHk them to take u seat they were gone, hoys and all. I suppose they had all liter* arjr London to do in that way. MINING MENTION. HOW TO WORK A MINE. Carl Wulaten Insists That a Vertical Shaft Should l!n Sunk. Follow the mineral! Ik heard upon all sides from prospectors, mining men (par excellence.as the Frenchman says) and would-l>e mining experts. This “bon mot” is applied to sinking discov ery shafts upon discoveries of mineral bearing veins or outcrops. The greatest fallacy tliut can In*, says Carl Wulsten in Mining Reporter. Supposing the prospector follows the mineral in its tortuous strike, dip, pitch and condi tion; with probably a couple of hun dred f«H*t he will have a shaft which lias become utterly impracticable for extraction and which has become a source of continuous extra expense, worry and frequent accidents. I was once put In charge of a mine, the lauivenwortli. which was liso feet deep, with a working shaft which had “followed the mineral." I found six teen different slopes in the shaft, and eleven rollers made of iron pipe, over which the steel hoisting rope had to run. Before I had been in charge forty eight hours I had put in four new rol lers, and had to make two splices in the steel rope, had three buckets up set in their transit and two pieces of wall plates dislodged in the shaft. Ami as the owners of the mine did not want to spend any extra money upon the mine I could not sink a new and per pendicular shaft upon the really good mine. The consequence of this tortuous work shaft being the only avenue of Ore and rock extraction was. tlint till 1 could do. I could not make the mine produce a cent over and above working expenses, and within tt month I had to shut up the mine for good. A good mine gone to the dogs for want of a practical perpendicular hoisting shaft. Follow your mineral! Of course: but in a different way than by sinking a shaft upon the vein and following it in ail its differences of strike, dip and pitch of the actual ore vein. When tin* vein of mineral has Im*oh discovered and found to be of value, by following it. say, for thirty to fifty feet in depth, carefully sampling and assaying the extracted ore. so as to lie sure the dis covery will pay to develop further in depth, do not stop until solid walls or permanent coniines of the ore vein have been reached. Then get a com petent surveyor to survey the discov ery. By strike and dip let him make a protile of your 1.500 feet length of claim center line. Peg your 1,500 feet projierly and number the pegs consecu tively from one on. Plat course and profile properly. Now establish the course of the vein as discovered, say by making four or six cross-cuts U|K>n it at four or six different places on the 1,500-foot claim, so as to lx* able to ex |K)se the vein plainly and be able to obtain the dip of the vein and its walls, if there are any, which can be properly read by a cyclometer. Now conduct ilie course line as a perpendicular line, and plat upon it your four or six openings und their respective dip. Such platting will very correctly show where the ore vein is upon the d ,500 foot length of the I lode claim. I Thus it will be seen that the vein, in maintaining its straight course for the whole length of the center line of the lode chicim when projected according to its dip forty-live degrees south from perpendicular, over the profile contour of said 1,500 feet of the center line of the lode claim, looks upon the ground plat tortuous-like, and still upon the level Is straight. Now there is no dif I liculty for a |H»rpendicular shaft to go ! down hundreds of feet, for at every 100 feet the engineer who has to do the surveying of the mine (in Herman. Mai kscluieidckunst) can very easily tell how far each cross-cut at each 100- foot level has to Im* made to cut tile vein, if it maintains its course and dip. If not. the cross-cuts at every 100-foot level will tell. To do this correctly the engineer lias to establish tin* true me ridian at or near the work shaft on the surface permanently, and carry such true meridian underground to each 100- foot station in the perpendicular work shaft. | The competent engineer knows that this procedure Is troublesome and diftl ( iilt to attain. 1 hang down four plumb ' hobs, one in each corner of the shaft, i Then connect each corner of the shaft ou the surface by transit with the true I meridian established on tin* surface. ' | A correct triangulation has to he made | from tin* three stations of the true me- | ridian with the four plumb bob sin ti<>ns on top of shaft. That gives me two cross-courses and two rlght-an- | gular courses for each plumb-bob sta tion below. Thus rectifying the last i Irregularity in measurement and course, j A collimator Is also a very desirable j instrument for use in tllls work. This instrument is a transit aseessory which | nin easily Is* adjusted to any tirst-elnss ! mining transit. It Insures absolute cor- ! redness. After the mining surveyor j lias carried the true meridian by true angle measurement into each level sta tion of the mine he can very easily es i tablish guide marks for the cross-cuts and drifts, so that the mine foreman or shift Imiss cannot fall to cut the ore vein at every level, and thus insure cor rect connection with the perpendlculur shaft at each level. That insures a solid hoisting shaft, permanent eleva tion, no trouble nor extra expenses and jin economical extraction. But If the hoisting shaft Is sunk In the ore body, following, the mineral, what terrible things may happen! We have such an example In the great Basslck mine in Custer cdUnty. The work shaft of this great bonnnxn was sunk right in the big mineral deposit, the ore was sloped out all around the shaft and when the •nine was shut down during tin* thir teen years of litigation among the owners, the whole mine actually went to the dogs as far as Its working shaft "its eo»eerin*d. When interested pur ties attempted to unwafer the mine the tlmlHM'ltig. mudsills some sixty feet long, all went down Into the l»lg cave. I.L’To feet deep, and the present mail agement. under tin* very competent superintendence of Mr. Rno. formerly of Aspen, has lunuinerable dlfllcultlex ;o overcome to get again to the ore be low and the mine Into shape for suc cessful ore extraction. All caused bv the idea of F. <\ Basslck and Ills early superintendents to “Always follow the lore vein!” No. Always sink a perpendicular shaft if you want to work a miue prop erly und cheaply. OF IMPORTANCE TO MINERS. Hill Providing Experimental Stations Like ly to lie 1 ailed. The House committee on mines and mining has reported favorably a bill'to establish mining experimental sta tions in the various mineral producing states of the country. The report on the hill states that tho limitless resources of our mineral re gions which have contributed so vast 13' to the wealth of the whole people, can in no sense he deemed simply of sectional or local concern, but of the greatest interest to tin* nation at large. The extent of our national domain is so great and our mineral resources so extensive and diversified that the com mittee is of tin* opinion that the sub ject should be an object of govern mental concern,* at least to the extent proposed in tin* measure, and not be left, as 1t lias been, alone to individual exploration, investigation and develop ment. Within the past few years great advance lias been made in tin* develop ment of mechanical engineering and in all tin* appliances relating to mining. Many ores are now being reduced at a piotit that heretofore wore discarded as worthless of unprofitable. livery mineral region lias its own distinct and peculiar features, not found in others, and ores of great value arc frequently discovered b.v accident. If there was mailable and accessible in every min ing state a competent and experienced geologist and assaycr. to whom might bo submitted for assay and analysis any mineral or material that gave evi dence of value, it certainly would Is.* a potent factor and most helpful in as sisting not onl3* in the line of discov er.v, but in mineral development. Within the past few years there have been valuable discoveries of ore, rich in gold, wolfram, silver, nickel and copper, found in ore heretofore thrown away as worthless. I’houolite rock was accidentally discovered at Cripple Creek, and this was found to be rich in gold. Resulting from tliis. and from examination by miners, the same ore was soon afterward discovered In the Black Hills of South Dakota. With competent assa.vcrs. and the latest sci entific appliance's which would be pro vided at the government experiment assa.v others, many regions now unde veloped would soon Im* contributing largely to tin* wealth of the country. Reliable government assays would give* investors of capital in our mining enterprises confidence now often lack ing in private assays. 'l*he mineral production of tin* Fulled States is an nually over $500,000,000, and consider ing the great Interests involved, and the opportunity of extending tin* bene fits so generally to the entire country tile committee unanimously recom mended tin* passage of tin* bill, aud it is believed it will become a law at this session. C- O. I). Ore Chute Found. After having spent something like $17.000 in hunting tlx* lost shoot of the C. O. D. of the Rebecca company at Cripple Creek, it looks now as though the lessees were to Im* rewarded for their labors. Moore and assoclatt's sc oured tin* lease sonic months ago, and with plenty of money to hack their knowledge of conditions, began to limit tin* ore. The upper levels and the old slopes were sub-leased and their whole attention given to prospecting in the lower levels. The}* had received woine money in royalties from their sub-les sees. Imm the amount they have actual ly spent so far represents an outlay of about $ 17.iMM. Over bon feet of work lias been done. lii the 000-foot level ore Inis boon encountered. It is not a big vein, hut is rich. The vein is some three feet wide. On one wall is a three-inch streak, and on tin* other u live-lneh streak. The whole can be screened to carry pa3* values. 'l'lie character of the ore Is a lluorlue quartz with sylvauite showing. It. may or may not Im* the lost shoot. 'File characterization Is tlx* same, hut the dip would lead to the belief that it is an entirely new one. 'Fix* find has now been proved up for twetil}' feet, aixl tlx* values are holding out well. 'Pile lessees are much elated over their find. Mien In •lt*fT««r*un County. A certificate of location on a mineral claim, bearing a large body of mica lias been filed in the olliee of tile county clerk at Holden. The claim is alMiut live miles north of Fvergreen, Jefferson county. it was discovered by John Holton and Felix Hrleseu. tlx* former a resident of livergreen. Meager infor mation lias reached Holden regarding tlx* find, though it is report(*d tlx* mien Is of exceptional value. The vein Is about twelve feet wide and the sheets of mica are perfectly transparent. The owners have already been offer ed large sums for tlx* pro|M*rty. but these they have refused, as the mine is a paying one from tin* start. The Flat erlte Roofing Company of Denver lias placed an order for 100 tons of waste mien, thirty tons of which were ship ped .yesterday. Colorado has shown hut few veins of good mien so far. hut Briesen, the finder of this one thinks they are more plentiful here than Is generally sup posed. A possibility which a vertical vein of mica carries with It Is that of petroleum oil. This vein lias shown slight Indications of petroleum aud hopes are entertained of the proximity of an oil body. Illg Htrlkr si T»rry»ll. One of the most Important strikes ever made in the Tnrrynll district was made in tlx* Maverick, sitjiated on Badger mountain and operated uiidci Is ml and lease hy the Woods Invest ment Company of Colorado Springs. Ore was found at a depth of l ln foci, and tin* shaft was continued thirty feet further: then a crosscut was run to find the width of tlx* vein, and Is now ill twenty feet, without disclosing tlx* west Willi. Tests made of tlx* entire twenty feet gave returns of s.‘lo per toil 111 gold and copper. A force of fifteen men Is employed and two carloads of ore are now on the dump ready for shipment.