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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1881.
THE MAGIC EMERALD. "Shadow? to-rifclit Hare struck more terror lo thi soul of i:i.-li:ml, Than could the ul)3laucf of ten thousand soldiers." I. The magic emerald,. did you sav, Mr. Langton? Dear me, how very interesting !" "Did you never hear of it before, Lady Matilda ? I thought that every body knew that old story." "O, one doesn't always hear things, you know. But tell me, what does the magic emerald do ? Lady Matilda's companion, with a little sigh of resignation, settled his back more comfortably against the roots of the enormous oak under which he was lying. He was a long, lean, wrinkled man, with a skin burned by long exposure to tropic suns, to the tint of the autumn leaves that lay about him. He would have been a noticeable figure anywhere, but he was particularly so amid his present surroundings. He was the kind of mau one would have rather expected to meet in an Arabian desert or on the wilds of the pampas than amid this quiet English landscape; and his dress, which was a compro mise between civilized requirements and tropic ease, tended to increase the natural strangeness of his aspect. Stephen Langton, like all men of any strength of character at all, had his friends and his enemies, and their estimates of him differed as much as people's estimates of their acquaint ances do differ. But on one point they were unanimous ; Langton was "queer." That verdict had been pro nounced on him very early in life, and had stuck to him ever since. In the cradle, in the nursery, at school, he had differed from all other babies, from all other children, from all other schoolboys. His regimental com panions in the 200th had accepted and PAnfirmtu) tliA flosiimaf Irk, r-T fits nursn ' and his schoolmates. He took no in terest in -any of the things in which the British subaltern most delighted He did not bet, he never touched a card, he did not brag about his prowess to the fair sex. I suspect that it was that last mentioned trait that most! exercised the minds of his messmates, j What could you make of a fellow who i seemed as anxious to avoid the bland ishments of the prettiest girls of a garrison town as though they had been as faded and as dull as the lady whose commonplaces bored him to death on this glorious autumn after noon? And Stephen Langton was worth a pretty girl's smile, and might have had his choice in most ballrooms. Independently of the advantages of a handsome face and figure, his expec tations were thrice as great as those of any other man in the 200th. But Nellie Despard, of Portsmouth, and other Nellys and Fannys innumerable, all of them pretty and some of them rich, retired in turn from the assault of that impregnable fortress. Stephen Langton was not a marrying mau, and Sir Charles Grandison himself not more ignorant of the verb "to flirt." He especially disliked any allusion to his martial achievements ; and if he had left the regiment with the "Rogue's March" in his ears, could not have been more unwilling tollr rf Ilia rfci nnifrninnr lora But he had done good service in his time and in many a village on the I wild northwest border of Hindostan j the name of Langton Sahib, thei Feringhee boy-devil,' is whispered to this day by white-haired men, who remember with what a rod of iron he ruled the district in the days of the rebellion.. But somber as were the prevailing tints of his characters it had lights as well as shadows. Many a man who was louder-tongued in sympathy lacked the depths of real tenderness that lay under that hard exterior. It is a great tribute to the sterling worth of a man who makes but few friends . when the few who know him most thoroughly are loudest in their praises. There were those who could tell of deeds of quiet heroic self-sacrifice done by this silent and sardonic man on sea and battle field, for duty and for friendship's sake. Everybody knew at whose cost the children of poor Jack Naseby were being fed and educated, and how noblyjhe promise whispered in the ear of the dying comrade had been fulfilled. And when poor little Tom kins, the soap-boiler's son, came that awful cropper over the Derby, and saw nothing before him but to sell out and retire to an eternity of soap boiling under the eyes of an indignant father, it was Langton who set him right, and tided him over that disas trous time. But still, in spite of such stories as these, of which his friends would tell you many, the ordinary verdict regarding Stephen Langton was that he was "queer," and the general impression he made on most people was the reverse of favorable. On bis accession to his fortune he had behaved in a fashion totally dif ferent from what had been expected; of him, and Langton hall had nfver' for a month together been empty of. guests. His liberality in this respect did not arise from aay'modification of his own peculiarities, but was solely due to the influence of his s Bertha Langton, to whom he was passionately attached was right for once, and was law to her brother, trated upon her all the affection that other men concentrate on the thousand and one objects to which he was utterly iuditferent. ister, Miss take the matter so hardly. There is j sat. prim and rigid, exactly opposite and muse unon her manifold nertVn- r Hfp ua .ni A'h) , report said, isn't a better fellow in the whole him, and her daughter Elsie, his com-. tions and his own uuworthiness. i his oheofe w hWlim " H m.ut . Report j world than Roderic Vane." tpamon of the afternoon, who had Lady Matilda, buried in the downv ' be seen so. He hastily changed hU Uertha s word , "A penniless adventurer. i been established tar down the table depths of an arm chair, her eves an- dress. stnnhl th aKo-ht wrh nA , who coiieen- "Permit me. Not an adventurer, with an insuperable barrier of two ' rarentlv exnlnrW vamv. " hut in'rliMi. rvtl K..t aaJa I m wwmm m . I -I C7 " W 7 iv-vvuivi W and not penniless. I hat he nas a de- county members, their wives, and a reality keenly watehim? the move- th i1ru-inr n. cent position is past dispute; he is a j clerical dignitary between them. ments of Langton, waited with feline , The guests were "roflped in the gentleman and has very good pros- Llsie was very pale, and sat out the , patience. She was too wise a woman center of the room, evidently under s lets. dinner, eating nothing, and sending to meddle actively in the matter and the influence of some stronemotion s he entered, them, and necklace in her r mi iwi v m m . vi . m -m a. i ne magic emerald, said atcpnen j a very goou catch lor a i nines- away ner pmte untouched alter each court another rebuff: but Langton's - of surprise or wonder laugion, nas ueeii an iieiritHJiu m , man s uaugmer, no uoum, auereu i course, iiiereseemeu to oe a seuse . utteclion of indifference had by no hi siter hrnfcp tfmmrrh our iamiiv tor tnc last iour nuiiumi uie onenneu momer. "ui i nau tn coiisinuiu on an present-; ami con-, means blinded her to the true state of came toward him her years. Apart irom us associations, iooKea nisuer man a govern men i versanon languished, in spite ot the: the case ami she honed till Elsie Imml voice. it is a very valuable stone from its size and quality. It is said under certain circumstances to have the jMiwer of losing its tint, and becoming perfectly colorless." .. I . "TV "What are those circumstances? r 'iwyf flslcpi1 I.ailv rriM ! ton "If its Dossessor is iruiltv of auv great meanne?s or rascality, if he le-, V so. l shun regard it as a gi tmyed a tneud, or commits anv really , w j vile or wicked action, the emerald She turned from him with a gesture j loses t& color, and when that hanneiis i and exclamation, in which anger, di 7 --II cierK tor r.isie. nraiiaiu cnons oi jsertna, amy second- sat anart. beside the windnw. hnlf in : "fcrm! r t t,. r laugton would have spoken again ; 1 mI by her brother. and half out of the flood of moon- What .h t .i.m.., r: ' but she flashed rouud on him suddenly "We were speaking this afternoon. ; light which partially lit the drawing f He looked and saw, colorle. as hi with undisguised rage in face and j Lady Matilda, of the magic emerald," i room. But Lanuton, with the ex- own hazard face, the iewel center- Mr 1 Langton. ception of a few phrases, of course, piece. It was no fable, then, this old mi plead his cause, Mr. Lang- Ladv Matilda remembered the con- did not trouble her with his conver-; wife s storv. The curse was come 'I do. If I may le termitted to ham m 4 tcJl 4 That is the stone in the center- leaving Bertha at t he piano. (MKl , piece of mv sisters necklace." i He mt at the window ot his sation, and presently retired quietly, upon him. He fell back piece it is a warning of certain punishment. The criminal niav strive to avert the penalty ; but it will come in spite of; all he may do. lain and surprise were all expressed, : falnous with out- ... 1 IV 3ucitue iiuuus, a u 10 wara on room, some palpable horror that threatened It was not tnnp nfpvtr..r,!;n.irv and Icolcetl out over the moon-flooded J him. ro aitfl irmilil liavn ciliuri rwu-i nark past the thin ribbon of silver! The dreamer sm-an to his feet. 1 in thnt rpsriprf liMil nnm ita i which markel the course of the river, his eves dazzled bv the flood of and left him where he stood re shown but poorly ' P01" I38 uc tmn "bbon of silver J T imIIa nmo f its i which marked the course of the river. I his But its color and past the rich-leaved trees that stood . light that inundated the room in which marvelous ami its : ,lke "lnds ot shadow in a sea oi t ne sat, and glared upon the scene be- light, lie was look mg beyond tnem lore him park and garden and rive" I briiliance w-re water as pure as that of the famous into his own future. rr treasure tor Iovp. of wlutrli TWMir l$sni. "And has that ever happened Stephen Langton gamed the solitude kev; wet mad. Its mention gave a now, and could look at it quietly, in , light. "Never, since it has been in our ! of hia own room.andshut himself in. to !:i:n u..u snite of the terrible "lists of passions below : ' - ' - , i" Micwutciaiiiiiii , til iu lliill"U j i x family," responded Langton. "My J fight out the great struggle of his j fndv Matilda still maintained a stony hat9tl" shw "Im ora m0Ine,lt an ; ancestors have either been exception-, life, anil have his bitter hour unseen, i Henee, and Roderic and Elsie remain- I,assed, leaving the calm deeper. vSo ally virtuous, or the emerald has lost, The pride that had kept back e(i ticinirn or monosyllabic the rot. : far he had done well, aud was satisfled; He was calmer ; and sky flooded bv the A clear voice rang up from rosv momma; wiuu uvfQ t iP .ruiwts found ti entv to talk ot . c,i "l"'" c , hopeless regarding the histories ami legends of had a right to be. The prime tempt-, itense to ' r.uiwnu imrolu ation of his life was overcome, and its powers or never possessed them, .anv avowal oi "Oh, Mr. Langton, prav dou't cast now knew to be a doubt ou such a really charmiusr story ! passion was too shallow a pretense So very romantic, so truly interesting. ; b- kept up to himself. The agonies Dinner over it rw nrnmwd hv . his imssion had made hini false neither' But, supposing that its possessor you, j of such a mind are easier imagined 1 Bertha and carried with acclamation ' wve nor friendship. j for instance fthouirh I'm sure, ofj than described, at least by such a pen course, that vou wouldn't) were to , as mine. There is no scran of the really dreadful, would proverbial do some thin" wisdom which is truer t .i u i .. i : I in I'aim iw5inrvu the niirnt seem l.n -.isi 1 to draw him from the house out . eagerly down into the garden. Iaurnv alljint'. L'onibre eaisse fruit. La rvvc vi la lrume Vont ou va la nuit. Paupier. et roses S'ouvrtnt lemi-elisis, Du rtveil riys hosos On enteiui 1c bruit. He ran to the window and looked His the emerald never recover it color: : than that one which teaches us "Never, so lonz as it remained in I the stillest waters are oft times the mv possession. But directly it became ; deepest, and those passions that into the alley in which he had heard j sifter looked up at him, and waved pnor ? i r. ? . ir mtr tiat:. TLrZr., ihecde, of .lovelorn R.d- Mm a gocl moroing salute with the , .j , ""ll"' ...v.v.. , , i 1 rian- lirannho Htwcat-a aha. IwlH i. Vane drank much more than his usual enc. Me could not pass tne spot - -"7";"PX T i:..n.;..nia.B.c. without soraethins of a tremor. His '"and. The idi sion of the dream was another man .s nronertv it would be as i Sronhfii Lano-Ion jo nersevernicrlv . i.. ... : "i :u hones lav buried under that ?rassv s buuijjj uijou uiiu miu uiai ne iiaii - i ( c i -- 0-- lerjjiusa in luinu ?ui;ui3iun, auu niiu r - - o . I nol ivnl tht x-iain lmrl Koqi. . WQ I- at present, and would remain so until j cloaked m cynicism were wider and a countenauce of unaltered "loom, i mound, and a great wave ot nameless, uwwuuiue juu oeeuawajK- he did something awful, aud so on." J more real than any even of his closet On rirfug to join the ladies, who could emotion, made up of love and sorrow t reality and his present state a Lady Matilda made no remark in ; inmates would have deemed them. I seu Wanderin round the terraces 'ap h'ess ho)e, roe in his soul, i dream. He slipped jently into his answer to her companion's last speech A knock came to his door, and. in : 0f he nirdeii the vounc man took And before it sank again he saw be-1 Pter s r?0 and searched among her and indeed, seenied not to have heard answer to his query, the voice of his ; r,, arm ami drew him awav'fore 1,im something that sent the -jewels with trembling hngers until he it. She was looking intently between I valet announced the advent of his fi0iyS a seouetered alley which led blood from his face Kuderic and El-1 came upon the emerald. It was un-t-i,A i.k iw,i,;.wi t i.,.fm. ami !..... tio ua, rn.v. iJ. . 1 . "-u .i;ti ..yui. :n i,0 Knrio th I chancetl, as steadfast in its riorums a Y V v fill V I'm itlifj-J. hAM r-na B'nrA I ntirvfAn ' ' jotil n iiuT rl trr. I a a raai a r . rvii laic liri ltwi tinPnilTl(r vprv llaCf SI nmi,uucia nnbiuoi. atijiivM , . w.i . ut. .w.if ap-ct.ujmw. , im,e i he omis, recovering irom tne "w v , "V " , , , "ror iu.mlu. .v..,. .u,.ui ,.uurt lUH.u uiu .iiij; iuhuvm j lauguor oi ineuav, were giving tue i - . , , r v 'M;nn w nIf- in Hia niin Airert't(Mi Ruf ciwl.i rliia vi.in liliiloinibir f fni rliprt-! k !! . mrr tliaf. Ins trml was ttein? made tin-? occasion, w ... ..-v. . i "--rv ..... ' preliminary inns oi iiieir evensong. o .: . ; : . . . , f -rkonlfV v utiii i lie ni, uuu aiuini uiiut. , sun vi tnc acn-ui iiiiii v m utiiiu, , i ,ia SUOll an eVPIllll! !H l maflP tor ' ..www'. . i . , . his companion, with his teeth set fast. to make yourself the babble of vour 1 M.M iw,fi.i,,ariil1 .,nf finoA I The voices reached him where he stood, r eer ue in j :i Hindu iiii rif. v jiiiiiit.i iifiiir- irniM in ihiiiiu iu' ' . .1 i mi . . i ',.'-'. , .. J - 1 1f I IIM lUi Ik I 1 1 f A V I f 1 1 JX I1M ll4 III -- - - I. , . , ., t ceased to speak she rose, in order to I gone savagel v. and a minute after Vreen stretched in one uubrokeu wave- turning of the alley. He slipped , nue as his neart should be hencetorth, obtain a better view of the obiect on 'cursed himself for his weakness. 1 fik mlinntil it mr tl. ftWM.li?nW' back into the darkness with a curse to the accomplishment ot the task he CV " I . I I ITS 1 I I 1 I I I 1 I 1 Sir William. On a certain Inch I would rather not ou told me that if it should our power to render me a service, vou trusted I would anord you the opportunity. Permit me to request of you one favor, which I know you will the more readily grant, inasmuch it will give you the chance of killing two birds with one stone, by doing two kindnesses in one. "There is;employed in your depart ment, a young gentleman of the name of Vane, in whom I take a great in terest. His present salary, I hear, is three hundred a year He is med iating the committal of that blunder which vou and I have so happilv and his face paling beneath its ruddy own servants' ha I!, and the tool of bronze. " Ladv Matilda s face was such a match-makinz old harridan as mr m white with ill dissembled auger, and that i What do vou want with th i n . I i . 1 ... 1 x 1 through a third party. So thought t l0O,I0W ro"ne ineJ u"ereu lo ? Ani.... r...itAn K.f wnff foifiv i understood : and then another souud. eioaiiW. ho bnSd hiWlf un for i. ! unmistakably m the silence of the the hand which parted the leaves was girl, the wriukled, crow's-footed, cver-1 pt p,1(ii1PJiiw.p ; night, faint as it was. A white hgure agitated by an angry tremor. grown schoolboy? What's the girl to , . Inllgt sdi myself," he thought, fluttered by him, lost in the shadow, w A young man of twenty-two or you or you to her? What quality ofj ami jiere s an opportunity for a les ant Vaue9 steP w.ent slowly crushing three. licht-haired. fresh colored, and I body or brains or heart have vou to ? Bnn wiin,'a tk , Vr i1A i the grass in the distance. lookiug exasperatingly cool and calm win such a prize by? What right asked aloud "I never raw you look Langton left the spot with Hurried in tne Diazmg sunugut wnicn lit the have you to cast your ugiy snauow vu r open space about him, came lounging , two lives i up the little hill on which stood the A second knock came to the door asj T .1-1 a , . n , r - f.1 . i l; . ,1 copse wnicn ma tne listeners irom j ue uiusiieu iius iinconipiHiieniarv Tk -m m m m -m m view, reside mm walked a girl some harangue. few vears his junior, attired in a dress "Who's there?' he asked. of some diaphanous fabric. Her 4 It is I. " answered a female voice, I so glum. I "I never felt so glum before, Steve. ; m a gone coon. "Will you translate T "I'm in love' 'For the first time?" unequal steps, and walked rapidly across the park in the direction of the i river. When he came to its banks he turned and walked with its current. Before he had irone a mile the sound of distant waters met i . j i 111 i i : ,t - .i . , v ' ic:, iu mi in i ii" line mis caiuiii.. summer hat, decorated like her dress, Is anvtiimg the matter, Stephen I , r , . r ,;., f T 4 ,, nrnn , , - , , , , ...,, ...-.. i " i . a IjOok here, Lansrton, I must tell some- i lodv or bust. Let me tell vou?" Langton dropped iiis hand on young man's shoulder. she carried in her hand, and a thickly twisted coronet of leaves and flowers 1 his No." he answered, afraid to voice to sav more. - T t . t 1. was :n its place noon her lustrous .loan said ne inougni you hair. Isruorant of the scrutiny to t ill," returned the voice. trust were falling ' his ears, and presently he came to the avoided ; but mamma is implacable, spot at which the bed of the river Can you do anything for him ? He is suddenly made a sheer descent of a smart young fellow, well up to the . some twenty feet. He stood at the duties ot any post that a man ot his the brink looking down at the foaming ! aj?e is likely to be entrusted with, ol.lrrm i.it.n xvbiVli th water rushed ; Permit me to solicit your good offices Vf v mm mmm m- v - -w h --' . 1 itT - IT f ! I -irj t..w.. " . a -i i tx .. .1 wh-cii they were subjected, they came j "L am not ill," returned Stephen." . , t . r i "V V"1 with roar and C,an Hke the 8hUting w 06 CV " on until they were within twenty "I shall be down to dinner pres ,itly."i "X? 1 : niitBllSmi am:, of an army. Some vague thought most -ard of their concealed watchers.. "Stephen, 1 am sure there is some-- " v" , that in that lunous hen ot warring, "'" Then, seized by a sudden faiutness . thing the matter," continued the voice, i ... .. . .waters he might find the peace denied Imsieys 31agazme. Hip vainer mnn'fpll limn find invorti.. with fptniiiiiiP i wisistwiftv. "" it saves me toe trouble of to him elsewhere crossed him as he 1 m llllll' brate, agiunst a tree, uttering a hoi- Langton opened the door low "roan, lhe lady regarded him fronted iii visitor and coii- tellinir vou, and tenuis:. with a countenance whose gravity was 4Vhat do vou want ?' he asked, J on vou You're a good me no:e oi n- jr:lzei. Kiit btephen Lianjrton was Dvanensia and Liver Comolaint. fellow Lang- .110tof the stuff whereof suicides are !s :t nft, worth the small i.rice of 75 ct and you've been very kind to m:e. to free vourelf of everv svnit.tom of the contradicted bv the laughter of her I irraciously. e; . V i l t lhc COTOrt'8 remedy,- lie mut- g VSy?- ere He raised his appealinglv to!" "What the matter with you ?' j do ? Lady Matilda knows il. I;tereti. as he turned away. "Not.- her face, and groaned a-a.n. ' reiterated this feminine Irish echo. ! swear. She cut me dead this after- that ! not that!" I :un on it? iS LoSinglvfand 'Well ?" she asked. " Stephen Langton was tall aud:l,ooll. and Llsie came in to dinner- He continued his stroll along the ' it does you no good it will cost you noth- He pressed his hand upon his heart, dark, Uertha Langton was small and " ft""3 . rr" edge oi tne oasiu umu ui aud gasied : I fair. Stephen was forty, and looked Iias bc having a bad quarter ot an pr0grCss was barred by the "The customary restorative." more : Bertha va almost twentv-one. I nour to- see 1 m 01y a , ran to the edge, intwined b The girl looked about her, and then, and looked less They differed in a I younger son. lhe governor wont wjth bramble and brushwood, and dozen in likeness could never believing herself unperceived, stooped over lier exhausted companion and kissed him. He, with a sigh of re lief, briskly recovered the erpendicu lar, and the pair disappeared from the view of the enraged Lady Matilda aud her companion. "Shameful !" gasped the angry lad'. "Shameful? Outrageous! How dare he? Langton made no answer, but tugged silently at his moustache. "Mr. Langton," panted Lady Ma tilda, I pray you to believe that I am no party to this disgraceful conduct on the part of my daughter." "Disgraceful?" repeated Langton, with an astonishing lifting of the eye brows. "Why disgraceful ? Perfect- j ly natural, I should say." Lady Matilda glared at him as if doubtful of his sanity. "Given," continued her companion, "a country house, a handsome young man, a pretty girl, time, place and op portunity, surely the result should not surprise you." "But without consulting me " Langton broke in with a calm im pudence which completely bewildered his companion: "Did you always ask your mamma's permission before " He did not complete the sentence but eked out his meaning with a smUe. .Jhe lady, with an angry flirt of her parasol, turned from him and walked towards the distant hall. He followed! her. "My dear Lady Matilda, pray don't his further ! bur. Sold bv vour druggist. trees that i rssssssssssssssssss - ' breast-high i , . i m aj.x jvutn other things, and vet were alike stand a penny more man uiree nun-1 which served to mark the bounds ot ' ' mtW Li some mysterious way. Where the I lretl a year, and 1 get another three domain. Here, perforce, he m M M M ; lav the most :istute observer om tne omce. can t marry riisie , turned and retraced ins steps, w hat growl have determined ; but it existed, nevertheless. "There s nothing the matter with me!" answered Langton. "Can't you take an answer?" "Dou't talk to me in that wav, Stehen," answered the lady, in calm reproof. "You'll only lie sorry for it afterward." Langton gave an uneasy Bertha smiled. "Its only business affairs, my dear. I've been bothered lately. Ruu away, like a good girl. I'll be at dinner directly." He turned away as he spoke, and walked towards his toilet table. But before he reached it a pair of soft arms were around his neck, and his sister's cheek against his own. He sat down, almost unmauued by this touch of womanly pity. The girl would have spoken, but there was such a look iu the eyes that he turned on her that she forbore. Presently he said, quite in his ordinary voice : "You are the only creature who has my secret. Keep it, Bertha." She answered by a kiss and left him. Feeling strangely composed and quiet after his intense mental excite ment, Stephen dressed and descend ed to dinner. His appearance was the signal for a general movement to table. Roderic Vane, he noticed, was ill at ease, and divided his furtive regards between Lady Matilda, who POUNUKY, 168 Fine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. ALLISON 4 SMITH. out of this. I've got enough coin to buy an axe, and'get a passage to Can ada ; and live it down. But it's hard lines," he said, with a break in his voice. "It's hard lines." "Keep up your heart, my boy," re turned Langton, touched by the young man's artless expressions of grief. "It's bad; but might be worse. It the girl loves you, it won't matter to her if you have six hundred a year or sixty thousand. And if she doesn't mincl, why should you? There are better chauces on the cards than Can ada, anyway. Hang on and watch, that's mv advice, since vou ask it." One by one the guests wandered back to the hall and distributed them selves over the carpeted desert of the great drawing room, while the ladies officiated at the piano. Miss Elsie being warmly pressed to sing, begged to be excused ; and Roderic, after sev- j eral vain endeavors to get within con versation distance of his inamorata each attempt being cleverly frustrated by Lady Matilda wandered off to smoke a sadly contemplative cigar, a shout that rang high above the tumult of the fall, he rushed down the bank. Vane was on his feet and met the shock. "Langton! Good God, what are you doing?" He held his arms about his victim and resolutely thrust him back, foot by foot, until they stood upon the edge. With all the tenacity of de spair the supple youngster clung about him, holding on with hands and teeth in a last hard struggle for dear life ; but Langston loosed hi? 0rrip, and drove him with a cruel hi. over the brink One stifling gurgling cry and his body struck the water. The mur derer knelt upon the cliff, and looked down into the foam. Was it fancy, or did he indeed see the white face looking up at him through the surges ? What matter? The appeal was voice less and couldrbe heard by no man save himself. The horror of the place was so strong upon him that he ran like a hunted hare across the park, straight for the house. He slipped in unper ceived, and mounted the stairs. His on that. Her mother wont hear of. tln hWlr dimlmv rpnumhent nn it. I suppose she's right. It's hard the edge of the fall, on the very spot to ask a girl to give up a lite oi ease 1 0n which he had stood ten minutes The type on which this paper is printed is from 1 i: ...,.1 --i , T j x- ri ewveounory.-.u. MAzeu. auu uuiiuuii. ii uuu jnuiK3 , oeiore : xie arew nearer io u wuui a family on six hundred a year. If I silent steps, something too hideous to Lady Matilda was another sort of .be called a hope growing in his heart woman she inigntmaKe tilings straight aa ie advanced. The hgure moved, for us. But that's past hoping for. ad he saw the moonlight full upon I must give her up, old man aud get its face. It was Roderic Vane. With ! mi POWDER Absolutely Pure. Made from Grape Cream Tarter. $o other preparation makes such light, flaky hot breads or luxurious pastry. Can be eaten bv dyspeptics without fear of the ills resulting "from heavy, indigestible food. Sold in cans, by all grocers. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO, N. Y. 1