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CHAPTER I Leali Mai in
eoqneue, is invited to visit her aunt,
r ... . ti ....
vmuj APpaiaarcomM. that ahn mat
bo satisfied oa her retarn to marry
b.v. u a. i n. . .
wu ntamenej. ane is welcomed
bv her cousin Ronald Kilmnrraj.
II Lesley meets Hftaa nvnthin A a
Sails. Ill And ia interviewed bv
ner aunt. IV Mr. Yelverton tells
Lesley that Ronn ia tho ho.t
man horseman in England. V Les.
. . . . . .
icj noes oat wun jar. xeiverton and
is criticised for an dnincr. VI
Bonny bays Yelverton' "mare for
r . ... .
limits j. u iesiey aestres to see
Ronnj brought to sue for Cynthia de
Salis. who is in love' with him. VIII
But Lesley's aunt inspects her of
wishing Miss de Salis out of the wav
that ahe may have Ronny herself.
IX Lesley walks with Ronny in
Leicester square early in the morn
ing and ia seen by Graham Dash
wood, whom ahe ha'd snubbed. X
Cynthia faints at the races on ac
count of Ron ny's attentions to Lesley.
XI Ronny overhears Dashwood ac
cusing Lesley of having been in the
park with improper persons. He
laps his face, and a challenge passes.
XII Ronny tells Lesley he loves her.
XIII Cynthia upbraids Lesley, who
resolves to go home and leave her
rival free to win Ronny. XIV She
leaves without announcing her de.
parture. XV -Ronny and his moth
er discover that she has gone. XVI,
XVII. XVIII and XIX-Lesley ar
rives home and tella hnr frinnil. I.n.lu
Cranstonn, what has happened.
uoru aiaiincouri rejoices to nave bis
daughter at home. Bob Heatherley
asks Lesley if she is going to marry
diid, anu ane runs away from him.
XX Ladv de Salia dips, ami I.nHn
Appuldurcombe promises to look out
(or Cynthia. XXI Ronnv and Dash
wood fight in I'aris. Ronny is
wounded, and Dashwood's jaw is
broken. Beincr dishVnrpil nnH Hi.
eraced he shoots hiraaelf. XXII.
XXIII. XXIV, XXV, XXVI. XXVII
and XXVIII Lady Appuldurcombe
ia luiurmcu oi me iact ana goos to
bcr son. Lesley henra nf tha Hn.l
Yelverton brings Lesley news of
naauj, ana yomia joins Lesley.
Yelverton Visits th Pranatnima
Cynthia nurses Ronny.
It had cmnniunlyliepn believed in l!io
neighborhood, after Mies Maliucourt's
first appearance in church on her return
from town, that she had found brr
match there ami had better far have
staid at home no preatly had her looks
altered for the wewe.
Church in the country is a kind of
roll call where every one who cau an
swers to his imiuo and comes up for
judgment, putting on his very bett ap
pearance, too, lent in the interval be
tween laMt and this Sunday be be sus
pected of injurious deeds bound to
make sonic sort of a mark upon him,
and easily perceptible to tiharp eyed
Sabbath friend and foe.
And not even a Mai.sou Jfwuvelle in
spiration and a pale yellow cambric
frock to match could disguise the look
of strain ou the usually iusouciante face
of Lewley, so that these who knew her
best decided that romrthing more than
late hours and continual excitement
had beeu at work, and Dob, looking at
her across the church, somehow come
to know that ho had" something more
than mere caprice to reckon with now.
And when on the following Sunday
Cob's place was empty the gossips whis
pered louder, but uo further excitement
was forthcoming till Yelverton dropped
into the place beside her in tho Fquaro
pew and, ngly and distinguished, was
accepted by niwt of those present as the
lateat town captive of Miss Lesley's
bow and spear.
That he was utterly devoted to her
could bo seen m it h half an eye, also
that the really liked him, by the way
even that she gavo him a hvuiubook.
yet she was just At pale as ever, if more
imeiy, aim tne spoutaucity of youth
seemed for tiie time to have utterly left
And yet, in church especially, when
dear and familiar words sounded in lr
ears, there were moments when Lesley
looked atwolutely good when all her
tricks fell from ht r, and ouo felt and
knew she was true, as no iiiiiwv.nWr
Virtu(.us person over was, ex could be.
ana something radiated from and made
her lovely in the bt sense of the word.
More than one mn of the neichTwir.
hood who had loved Lesley watclied the
patr closely each Sunday, for lclverton
annrlA a l.tK ntnv. OTiminf nrf1 fmm
Cranstotins' with his traps to Malin
eosrt fur the 1st, and only running up
to town oorasionally to see Ronny, who
had safely performed the journey to
And LeaT bad lrai time to think.
nmr that tho hnnan waa half frill rf hep
father's guests and she was wanted by
lae Douseseeper so oiten, dui tnc maae
an opportunity all the same, while the
men were abroad, to ride over on Co
quette every day to Lady Cranstoun,
woo was in u just men ox a weary.sica re
volt affainat YWTTliirt0- vhn tt-ni ancrrw
and out of patience even with Lesley
"Are you determined to ruin his life
"eR as your own?" she cried out in
dignantly toward the end of the first
week ta September. "Hato joa the
Esa. Vm Jt jqq hare... tha power?
upon my word, for two women to calm
ly settle a man's future for him without
his being allowed the smallest voice in
the matter is taking an unwarrantably
great liberty with him, or so I consider. ' '
"He will settle it for himself." said
"For himself!" groaned Lady Crans
tonn. "Worn out. the ghost of a man,
his will power almost if net quite gone,
from pure weakness and a woman al
ways at his elbow to whom he is bound
to attach himself as a' helpless child to
ita kind nurse-what free will, what
power of choice, has he in the matter?
You two are 6i triply taking a base, cruel
advantage of him, one for which, if he
ever recovers, he wilt hate and despise
the accomplices who have brought him
to such a pass. "
"Lady Cranstonn 1" cried Lesley,
starting to her feet with flaming face.
"It's perfectly true. If he were him
self, if he wero just a 6elfisb, strong
man with a will of his own, I would
say, 'Let Cynthia do what she likes,
and let him defend himself, but as he
is, it is like taking advantage of a
child. In his shivering coldness and
poorness of blood he will feel a comfort
in her warmth and bountiful, generous
organization. He will even get used to
tho red hair, color, you say, he detests,
but mark me, Lesley, when he recovers,
as I believe he will, it will be an evil
day for Cynthia and for yon. "
"And yon think he will recover?"
cried Lesley joyously. "Oh, 1 could
bear it all all to see Ronny in the sad
dle again, for he could never be quite
unhappy so long as there is a horse left
in the world!"
Lady Cranstonn shook her head.
"Lesley," she said, "sometimes to
be unselfish is a vice, and you are vi
cious now. You think only of Ronny,
but what of the hell yon will make for
the man yon marry, loving Ronny as
"I don't mean to marry."
"You can't help it. Who knows? It
may bo Roger Yelyerton. "
"There is not a man alivo who could
coax or bully me into marrying him,"
she said. "I could never understand
Tets of the D'TJrbervilles going back to
that man when once she had loved An
gel. I would have let all my family biv
ouac in the churchyard or go to the
union ; but, having once loved, I could
not even think of belonging to any one
"So we all say and think when we
are young," said Lady Cranstonn weari
ly, "but there comes a time in a wom
an's life when, if she cannot have lovo,
at least she wants the comfort, the sup
port of a man '8 arm, and when old
maids like you are in season, Lesley,
then young wives will be out of bloom.
And of course you may not get the sup
port, after all, only a rotten stick that
snaps as you lean on it," she added,
thinking of Cranstonn.
"If only he could get well !" said Les
ley, her eyes shining. "The doctor's last
report is certainly better, but he will
have to lie down for ever so long yet."
"Poor man!" said Lady Cranstonn
dryly. "I 6hould say the tortures of the
inquisition were child's play to those
you have imposed on poor, helpless Ron
ny. Console yourself with the thought
that he is bound to succumb at last
There, goodby, child; I am too tired to
talk any more today. " And she almost
pushed Lesley away as the girl stooped
to kisa her.
When Lesley went out with the men's
luncheon one day it was to find on un
expected addition to the party in Bob
Heatherley, who reached her side about
the same time as Yelverton, whereupon
Bob glared at the new man, whoso air
of easy appropriation was tacitly ac
quiesced in by Lesley.
"How do you do, Bob?" she Eaid,
with as friendly an air as if she had
answered any one of the letters with
which he had bombarded her. "When
did you come back and did you meet
many people you knew at Hoinburg?"
And then she passed on with Yelver
ton to attend to her duties as hostess in
the little inn which happened to be feed
ing ground that day.
"Irish stew for" a treat," be beard
her saying next to Yelverton. "I know
how all you men love it. " And then the
hungry sportsmen came trooping into
the long narrow room, and every man
called for his own particular vanity in
drink, and there was a smart fusillade
of talk, in which Lesley, much improv
ed in health and spirits since Bob had
seen her hist, took her part ably.
"Was Yelverton the cause?" Bob ask
ed himself as he ate game pie and re-
tnsed the stew Lesley cruelly pressed on
him. "And if so well!" Lesley to suc
cumb to a man with a flaxen head as
smooth as a billiard ball and a muz
like but comparison failed him.
He had heard a lot about "the lovely
Malincourt," as they called her, from
all the town contingent at Homburs
of her success, her frolics, of the im
broglio into which she had got her
cousin, of how Yelverton had parted
witn or given her Miss Coquette, of
how entirely devoted to her he was, so
that it was no wonder Bob had dis
missed Ronny from his jealous mind
as a mere cousin, and hearing that Yel
verton was at Malincccrt made haste to
Most of the men present were old
friends cf Lord Malincourt, living at a
ttftaoce and cuite unaware of those
FEBRUARY 24" 1896.
trickaof Mias "Lesley that had eo severe
ly limited her father's shooting lists,
and it they om And All Admired her no
harm was done, even though their law
ful and middle aged owners might not
"He is very good looking," said Yel
verton aside in an interval of stew.
"Get a devil of a temper, too, I should
say," he added, getting no reply, while
Lord Malincourt, glancing from one to
he other of the two men, had some dis
agreeable qualms that made the flavor
of his corned beef and beloved bitter
ale less agreeable than usnaX
When they all presently trooped out,
Lesley announced her intention of driv
ing instead of walking home, which
was the exact opposite of what had been
her intention, as she loved to wander
through the copse and woods in these
glorious September days, and here fully
visible, as the inn stood at the roadside,
within Lord Malincourt's demesne, and
on the other side of the path beech and
ash and aspen spread their shade upon
the uneven ground.
As Lesley settled herself in the dog
cart, slim and smart as usual in her
light checked tweed, with all her acces
sories perfect as usual, she glanced
swiftly at tho two men standing side by
side, and Yelverton pleased her taste
best, for he had that indefinable air of
birth and breeding impossible, it would
eeem, to acquire without exclusive mix
ing in the best and worst society in the
world, otherwise town.
Yet how handsome Bob was how
angry ! Anger in some men is like the
determining touch of color that a wom
an who has made a fine art of painting
gives to her cheek, and anger became
Bob, Lesley decided, as she carelessly
invited him to dinner.
When she had gone, the men moved
off side by side to the coverts, whence
the sound of shots came in rapid suc
cession, covering their distaste to each
other's company, after the manner of
their kind, with tobacco.
A little spring babbled along some
where out cf sight for company, the
firs gave out their magical odors, and
all tho glories cf the year, trembling in
ita perfected beauty on the verge of de-
And then she pasted on.
cay, appealed not at all to these stub
born, silent mortals, who saw and heard
nothing but their desires and the selfish
beats of their own hearts. "Love is for
an hour or day, but I am here always,"
whispered nature, but they would" not
listen. Just out of earshot of the sports
men Bob paused and touched Roger's
"I was engaged to her," he said.
"You have the advantage of me,"
said Yelverton stifiBy, "for I only hope
For a moment, in the shadow of the
red spotted leaves of the .old thorn, a
collision seemed inevitable between the
two angry men. Then Yelverton, mas
tering himself by a great effort, said:
"Lock here! I take back that speech.
She doesn't love either of us. She never
will. And the only good turn we can
do Miss Malincourt is to be her very
good friends and leave her alone."
"Who is it?" cried Bob fiercely.
"Why should it be any one? May
not a woman choose for herself? And,
by heaven, I hope I'm man enough to
think of what's best for her not me. "
They had come up with the beaters
by now and went different ways. But
for the first time something pierced
through tho cere of Bob's selfish love,
and he thought of Lesley's happiness,
not his own.
But who was the man? Certainly not
Yelverton, who shot wildly and more
or less disgraced himself for the rest of
that afternoon certainly not himself
Bob was quite certain on that point
After all, could it be Kilmurray? And
he was but a sorry rival just then.
. fro EE COXTOTCED.
Tho Woman fallow
At a recent meeting of the New York
Society for Political Study tho Roy.
Phebo Hanaford apoke at length about
wonien'a chances for becoming policemen
And declared that a woman could do as
well as a man. Woman, aba aald, need
only exert her own moral force And arm
herself with an air of authority. She of
fered in proof the fact that on her way to
tha meeting; sha bad separated a group of
fighting bora and dispersed a gathering of
JT..,?,f?n'J,y exhibiting her Society For
Political Study badge and assuming an
authoritative.nianner. Tho general sen
timent seemed to be in favor of woman's
taking the helmet and billy.
Bait Fightera oa Bicycles,
The latest thing in Spanish' ball fights
is to put the matador on a bicycle instead
of a horse. Carlo Rodriguez, a well
known cyclist, And Badila, the picador of
the Quadrille de Mazzantanl, both entered
the arena lately, In Madrid, mounted on
cycles. Rodriguez soon ran away from
the bull, but Badila, the picador, stood his
ground, and, not being able to turn qoiok
ly enough, was overtaken, and both ma
chine and rider tossed high in air by tha
infuriated animaL By a miracle the rider
was not hart, but the mnnhinewas wreck
ed beyond repair.
The woolen factories of this country
are mostly located in New England,
New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey-
A GHOSTLY HAND.
Imprint Vada by a Mollis Xagafc
Caanaa Be Obliterated.
A Mauch Chunk correspondent vouches
for tho story that upon the wall of cell
No. 7 in the Carbon county jail, at that
place, appears to be the imprint of A
ghastly band. The strange story connected
with Its appearance is vouched for by many
of the leading citizens of Mauch Chunk
and the surrounding towns.
In 1ST7 Alexander Campbell, one of the
convicted Mollle JIacruIres. was confined
in this cell He stoutly protostcd his In
nocence, but was convicted through the
confessions of several of his comrades In
crime. On the night before he expiated
his erime upon the gallows he stood upon
his narrow cot. and. placing hit left hand
upon the wall, is alleged to have said that
if he was innocent the impression of his
hand would remain upon the wall forever
No cne pa'd ant attention to the remark
at the time, but it has been brought before
ine punnc in a vivid manner many times
since that memorablo night Although
19 years have passed, tho imprint still re
mains upon the wall just as clearly as
though it was placed there yesterday, Al
though many attempts have been made to
obliterate tho marks.
The walls have been whitewashed many
times, but the lime is hardly dry until tho
hand's impression can be plainly seen, al
though all other defects upon the wall may
be covered by tho application of lime.
The strange phenomenon has beon viewed
by throngs of curious pcoplo, but no rea
sonable theory has been advanced by any
THE REAL CALAMITY JANE.
Bow Bret Bartc'a Fanaoua Character Ba
ceived Iler Queer Sobriquet.
One of tho most interesting women in
the west today is Calamity Jane, who once
served nnder Crook as an'army scout and
who still wears the buckskin trousers of
the frontier. Thecatwr of this well known
character has been filled with thrilling ex
periences enough to have made a dozen
men prominent. From her Brot Harte
took his famous character described in
"Tho Lurk llf limrhm f-n,n " .nil rtnn.
that time tho came of Calamity Jane has
m-uu Known to every household. A worn
an who has killed scores of Indians with
her rifle, who has assisted in lynching des
peradoes and In turn saved many lives is
worthy of considerable, notice.
le received her peculiar name from
having caved tho life of Captain Egun in
1 JS72 wi.en t ho Intter was stat ioned at Goose
Creek cai::j Tho soldiers were surround
ed by Indians, and in tho boat of tho bat
tle Jane rode into tho midst of them and
rescued the enptaiu, who, having boon
wounded, had fallen from his horse.
Placing tho captain tn front of her on the
snddln. .Timn vfuln tn-tllt ht.... wi.tin v.
, '. j i. imj , nuiiu inn
brave men left behind wero Flaiit. After
recovery captain Lffnn laughingly apoke
of his brave rescuer us Calamity Jano. By
that name sho has been known ever since,
Jano's maiden name is Start ha Canary.
She was born in Princeton. Mo., In 1853.
Whilo a mere child her mother died, and
CALAMITY J AXE.
In 1S03, after tho father and the children
had moved to Virginia City, Nov.. the
family was separated by Indian hostili
ties, and Jane was ihrown on tho world.
At tho age nf 15 she ncreptod a position as
scout under General Crook. From that
on her life in the west was filled with
thrilling mlventurcs and narrow escapes.
In tho early days of Deadwood she served
on tho vigilance committeo and partici
pated in all of tho lynching boes.
In 18?(i Jane saved tho lives of six pas
sengers on n stagecoach traveling from
Deadwood to Wild Uirch. The stage was
surrounded by Indians, and the driver,
Jack MeCaul. was wounded hy an arrow.
Although the other passengers were men,
Jane was the only ono with courage
enough to mount the driver's seat. With
out a moment's hesitation she took the
vacated seat, and .drove safely to Wild
Birch. Jack McCaul afterward recovered,
and some time later, while in Deadwood,
ho assassinat.d Will Dill, one of Calamity
Jane's best friends. Tho murder was a
cruel one, and every one in the town pur
sued the desperado, hui to Jane was ac
corded the honor of capturing McCanL
She did it with a butcher's cleaver, having
left her rifle at home, and ten minute
later McCaul passed over the great divide
hanging to a limb of a oottoDwood tree.
A Baasiaa Solomon.
A Russian newspaper gives an account
of an amusing lawsuit which has taken
place lately in a Russian uity In which
German is the prevailing language. One
man sited another to recover the sum nf
60 rubles, tho dt.btor having faithfully
promised to return the money on St.
Henry's day, but having failed to do eo fur
a long time the lender discovered that the
Rnssian orthodox church Includes no such
saint as St. Henry, and the judge before
whom the case was tried was much par
ried m to what verdict ho should give.
Happily the idea occurred to hi in that
saint or no saint All Saints' day included
even the most doubtfnt, so he gavo judg
ment that the 50 rubles should be returned
next Ail Saints' day.
Death Penalty la Gormmay.
In Germany the view obtains that the
execution of criminals should he hy eonte
means more certain even than the electric
chair. Dr. K. Cushmann, a celebrated
chemist, suggests the use of carbolic acid.
According to bis plan the criminal would
be carried to a cell which can be filled
noiselessly with carbolic acid in gaseous
form from door to ceiling. When tho gas
reaches the delinquent's mouth and nose,
It causes instant paralysis of the lungs and
unconsciousness and Ufa departs without
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