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rttorsH or pbecedixo caintns.
CHA1TKB I At Chadleiirh Sal-
torton. In Devonshire, England, Lord
8traubenr.ee and hit daughter Nannie
u mo interested in a mange
couple, father and daughter, the
father beinjf called the Wizard. li
ma wizard is murdered, and the
murderer ii unknown. Lord Strau
bonsee la pitj take the Wizard's
naugnter iiagar uotne to me wnn
him. Ill and IV Will C'assalis,
Nannie's lover. Is warned apaint
Jiairir, and Will warns nannie. V,
VI, VII and VII Hagar poes to
school with Nannie, and Will Cassa
lis U ordered by Lord Straubenzre
to go abroad fir one year in order tu
test the strength of the affection be.
twien Will and Nannie. IX and X
Nannie and Hazar return from
school, where Itlake Trclawney, Cas-
sails rival, has an opportunity to
try to win Nannie. He declares that
he will pain btr by hook or by crook
XI and XII Cassiilis returns. Tre
lawncr tries to force Hagar to use a
malign lull, in nee ah possesses to
t'oui'iel Nannie to uiarrv him in pref
erence to Canalis. XIII, XIV ami
XV Nannie feels Mrelawncy's powt r
nvrr iht, ami to escape it Hip con
M;nts to marry Cassalis clandestinely .
Will Casxilis did not return hntnrttliat
niRlif, rn-ithir did H.-ikot. nnd ihwn
formd J.tly Lirrixr full.-n into a hao
mrd slnmb-r, tth Jo?pphino keopjnR
vnt"h, whilo Nannie lay sound nrWp,
nhli v tuns c T nil hnrri ri f the prrccd
ln ni?ht und Rreatcr one 1 hat the
lny Xi.m to bring forth.
Lmly LirriT would hnvo sent for
TrvU.tviiy, but she V.nrvr l;o Was away
and vrnnlil not. rwfnrn till Into i-vming,
and in Iut ttrtiMe anxioty td:n hail
no on- i;I. to wlmni to tutu, fur flu; re
frirdcil StrniilKDzi-A a no lmitcr than a
tl If V.a his l.iult that mIiii hail Wn
h tiri f;r tlin ttrPRnrius and fnwil to
tiiid"T"t recently u ctiiir.n if disagree
atilr si luatitun that Would clap ten years
m t'i Iht uk? unit make hrr uliiint the
conti-mpi rary of her Methuselah hus-b-ind.
Lirriprr. It was all lint fault of
thecta.iitry if rtnte. Hwii tilings could
ni't b:.pK n in town, or Vl'uIcI not uat
tcr ir tin y did.
Naiiiiic caiurt running in soon after 8
villi :i fnli inorniiift foco iuijniring
for Will, xvhi) che fonnd ou lier uvak-u-iti:
li:id in it eiir.iu hoiuu nil uiht, a:;d
for onen .lcMephiuo wtul Hot etnial to the
occn.iii'ii, but t:;k her up Mairn to Ludy
J,lmt:T, who bmked ns a painted peron
ilm1!" exiHit i d tu a strong ghire of electric
Vonmn.'t be mnd," the snid ravacn
ly when they were uhme together. "Vr.a
try to poisim ymr bubaiid. Yon tell
liiiu you adorn Blake Trelawny nnd then
you wonder bo disappears, nnd with tuo
Woiunn who U in lore with him!"
Nannie tnmcd white as nhm. Needle
dartii of rlaum cc-mert to Fhout through
her veins and blind burns she criulent :
"I triil fo)x)i,ion himl It is yua who
are mud. 1 was tired and left him here
last nitfhf. I remember. Ye?. I gave
him n w birky ami soda first !'
"AftT you bad pnt in ennnKli poison
to kill half a ileu nit u.'aid Lady
LirriMr ilryly, who was a good umatmr
ehenii.st hetwif. "How did you gi t hold
of tint Mrv hniiir? Cutely you nnda'S
murdi r n t.iau bn au-u he b.ippt ns to !
miri aiinlher woman more than yon!"
"trvibuim !" trpeatcd Nauuio in
appall d ton s. I:r yonnj fn'e while and
drawn with b. rror. "I m v, r caw, nwrr
touehe.1 any in iuy life. An if I wov.ld
harm liiiu, and how eonid I wiy I lovel
Wake Tnlawiiy: It is V'iil vhou I
"Yen 'II find it difT.cnlt toccavince
him," raid Laily Lirnper dryly as iu nt-t-r
wra.-im h and bit teruess of 'spirit she
lenm d her head auaiu;t the bii.li back.-d
chintz cwrti d ch;nr. "He will be more
likely to N-li, ve tbnt Ib'ar does, who
is With l.im However, a man and
wi man iu .uim: iIpm, without liatn,
arera-ily tr. . ,i. If only Tr. iawnr were
here, rhe added ini.af lentlv, "I ln.nld
know what to be about. tlLiuli of roaivo
yotirf.th.r is the pr-pcr pr rst.n to c t
after i'wut. "
"Y. u i.r. a crr.rlxvnrnan." raid Nan
Hie, t ru-h-d ni:d br. km m ath the
le.li bammtr VI .ws that ki rarid'y
sm'eeeui-d rnelt nthrr. "h. Will, Will
you would inter have 1. 1 a:iv one seivo
Tor a moment the r!fih old wnwan
shamed ; itwa ro h;.,. bca;in a
Lcnrtl-' oki n. mi.t raMe rhiid.
"There. th"re," !ic raid u t unkind
ly. "You'vo tna4li a fcirs , f y(icp j.fo
mid crying vver it wen't nu tid" tt. it
be wh has pnt himself iu the wrong
lux. piri4 off with that wnruati. arid as
to the roinon cp'Svxle I shall iWlare it's
a lie, and as yon don't rememlier anv-
thing about it it's only their wi.rd
uin.-t onrs. And Trelawny will marry
y.m, I've doubt. S it might bav'o
Isren tnneii wors "
Nannie had been standing ripid in the
middle f tho qnaiut, pretty ruuro, with
1: latticel windows opening ontwerd
against scarlet creeper, bnt now she
turned and groped blindly for the door.
"Where are you going, child?" cried
Lady Lirriper sharply. "Don't drowa
yourself or do anything rn.'h. ' It's no
such bad luck to b Tr lawrv's wife. I
promi you. f ccntro thrre will b.- a
riifiVnlty. Drsr;inn will have ta bo
proved ns welL" 1'ut thednor bad clr
ed ou Naiiuie. who iu her awful trouble
Lad not me heart ia the wcrld unea
aat av aj
sffSSBy Helen AV&tKcrf,
which to lean awhile and gather strength
13 bear iu
All that prcrinns nijjht a man wan
dered through iho I
extended for socio miles, end close at
is nef m a woman followed. Hn lied
riven in vain to cntntrin Vint a.,,a
Ltuow, inn aouDiea, niul souRiit to
i-i uiiuseii. in vain it Knrir ..
ko Krim death. It outwore him at last,
hen after henrs of trvini? o nAc it
.o rnught his foot in agaarled tree root
i:d fell seneclcm anrl
an as a corpse, her (rorments and
ha:r nil wet with devr, the sat Aoxru bc
sido him, lifting his head into her lap.
end watched him thronph the hours cf
half H n Dor. half Klren. thit fll..u-o.i
smootliins his ryes from time to time
as me nau so olten dono Nannie's and
braying to all her wiekil trotl tW. i,.
ronlt might be tho rame.
t.'a.tleCaMilin itself w-nTiniTntn..
.i.i , ,
OTlt ItS WOOOS Wem ..,.,1
. p, ..... 11 w
might nlmcst be termed a forest, ex
tending for miles, many cf its reccsrxs
being nutrod'Vii bv hmnnn fimt frr.
year's end to year's end, and it was in
i.iw r.i inr.se tiint tiirongb the icy mcrn
ing bonrs cf nntnmn Hunr
ii g the man, who at last, at last, had
been piven over into her hand. ITtter
silMieo reijnied, save for tho clatter of
no rem owl, tho beetles' hnm. Kven nt
lawn no bind voices dissipated it, for
d irfcbird, thrash and merry finch had
ill t.i:cn left behind on lbn ontsVirtK rf
tho wood, end only the misnel thrash,
tbnt mysterious outlaw among birds,
un.l tiio robin gave sign of winged life
in Iho lont;hs overhead.
Mm had set her hack to tho bolo of a
giant tree and wound her rkirt nbont
Will's licet and thonlders. bur
sido all. r.ud chilled to tho bone showas
nappy, for the wholo world could give
hrr no moro than this slernimr mm
ciear, beaniitnl. dependent, who would
V i n ami on tiil it should please hur
to L:1 Jiiiri waken
All. it is Hot a invth that
a:i d.d in tho oldea cJayn by woven pat as
a:id waving arms is deno nowadays in
uroau oayiifi.t ana witli Kmpler iner.s
urc. It i.th fume ci -'antic fore exer-
eist.l in Uj:c:i the uuio v.av. t.-.t as vet
i; id a bliiid force, undecipiiered, uncon
trolled, the instrument of evil ratlier
At ti;:es rhn half lnnVi"mrl lio.r.n
face outlined ui;ainf-t the trro trunk.
Hnuvcrihe knew nunc. Her every facul
ty was c neeutTatcd t.u tho cvrnt of tho
ner.t few linsrs. nix.u which abfolutelv
dcp"'iiled l-.er fnt j:o.
When tho :'n;i was hteh. Trhen thn
lichl fell iu hift
the fi-ass, and the wood laud lifo of day
was in inn bwing, another eouiiu made
it.M if heard, r. human cut. eoinit:i r.n-
ceriainly over tho ground und rustliiig
ui;aliist the fallen l:iv nit it. f:ir,in
though so thickly grew tho trees that
nothing could for a long time bo seen.
Bnt it came at last, nml with n f.ilrl
cry cf unguish Nanuin dronncd down
beside tho Dair and striving to nnlivl.-
the arms that were fast clasjird about
Will's neck entreated him to v.-nkpn. to
spc:ik to her; bnt be neither stirred tor
moved, and, lookiug np and meeting
1 tapir's cruel eyes, Nannie fell back
and moaned aloml in her anguish.
"lie is mine," taid Ilagar. "He bns
inr.de his choice. Ho will never be any
thing to yon again. Look at me."
XatllilH Mtrorn to arrrt Imr 4.170. h
in vain, and as their eyes met the girl
Ftrnpgled uo more. Sho had become the
instrument, 1110 tool 01 ner oppressor.
It Was brieflv triven. that mensncn
from soul to nocL. It was learned, ac
cented. Wonbl lie fnlfilleil in don Kpnar.n
carried cut to tho very letter, and with
a sign ana no backward look to her
hnphund Nntitiie tnrnerl nirnr. nnr) tln
forest swallowed her up from Hagar's
That dav was one of ennf usion wor-
confound' d intbeauuals cf Straubcnzeo
ami Cn-?ilis, for when iu the conrse of
tho day Nannie dUappeared to her fa
ther's, as Lady Lirrirfr r at Hi st supposed,
thongU on impjiry this was found not
to be tho cae, tho alarm of Lor.l Utrau-
tenzee was added to the general disgust,
and ill the cofifnsion of pTnlaimtionn
und surm;.s's, even Lady Lirriper almost
lost nrr ncart.
"Th0 two fools bnvn bolted, nnd
Nannie has trone on n rrnjiv nr.est niter
them." ho said late in the day to her
brotlier, who. pale and unnerved, stood
before her. "It must have been a planned
thing, and seme rervant umt be in it,
or now eon lit tnry liave got o3 in even
ing ilress wiUiont exciting eoniment? I
have writ to both the luarosf mnT
stations my own man, brother, who
may ic trusted, and nothing is known
there. They must have drivrn to a dis
tance. r.ud it's hopeless to try to over
take them now."
"And Xauuic:" said her father, with
"May return. It is enly rig&t to tell
you that ia my presence last nisht she
tried to c:njiuistcr poison to her hus
ixird StTanbenze reeled back, h's fa-s
suddenly grown that of an old. old m-n
"Nannie!" he .My chu"
Nannie! Oh, tt's impossible!"
"It's tfne," said Lady Lirriper. "A
dcvilih infiueuee js upon her that is
not far to seek. Do you know whst th
e-.rscescats cZ tho wr.asr.n Hngar were?
V"c3 tt fi'thrr o"e of the PiltTirt-'e-n
group, tho result cf whose experiments
burst some years ago upon an astounded
world? tat I forgot. Yen never read
anything that is net a. hundred yeara
old. A newspaper at Straubenzee is
heard cf, but never seen. "
"Haar's father was a strange raasi,
engaged in strange puistists," said her
brother, "bat I tscv nothing to identify
licrwith them. Y'on believe that by
rcnie evil arts cho has worked on WiU
Cacsiiis and r.lso cn Ncnuio?"
"Yer, I d;. It scuctls mad, incredi
b!a, and Trcdawny, who is like yen and
never reds tho jmpers, though, unlike
yon, is no student and probably entirely
ignorant of his new force, which is like
ly to eouvui.-o tha world, almost stain
bird oa the truth the other day, and bis
absence at the present moment, or I am
much mistaken, means that he is trac
ing Hiignr Gregorias' antecedents."
Her brother had thrown himself into
a chr.ir, his brain whirling, his reason re
fusing to accept this monstrous solution
to a shocking series of events, and yet
Lsdy Lirriper was the last woman in
the world to accuse of iaiaginaticn cr
of anything but au astute recognition cf
facts. Tho poor man glanced round at
tho furniture, tho walls, as if clinging
to real things while sinking into an
abyss where ell reckoning failod him
and out of which Lady Lirriper pulled
"Come." rhe eaid bristly, "tberc f3
work to do. We can't afford ti to
sloop r.ver it. If only Trclr.Tcy were
here. Hut first we must Ecour the c;:gh
borhood for Nannie qnictJy, to it i:
derstood. rennnately the ervalIts' tat
tlo can fly no farther than Strauteiirce
and Land Abbey. She seemed to to rest
ing, but slipped oat unobserved. If sho
has taken to the wood.-:, pursuit is hope
less. It would want a l'.giinent to ex
plore theni properly. Sitili wo must try,
if it's only beating air."
And they tried.
For the rest of that day, while Lady
Lirriper raged restlessly from Ccstlo
Cassilis to the cottage and b::ck a.ia,
the search went cm in vain till tho r.r.
tnn:u iii-ht fell swif f.ly, th-at night in
which "110 u:aa cr.:: work," and in r.11
the houses affecte-d by tho previous
day's events mistress and maid, matter
and man iilikc made a pretense cf seed
ing rest, and Laud Abbey also slept, its
master having not ye t returned.
Scott's fumuuM description of ilclroio
might almost i.ppiy to Laud Abbey of
fair incoalisht nights, but it was not
moonlight who: Blake Treluwuy ap
proached it between 2 cud 1 o'clock,
and inserting bis latcLkey in the door
stopped snadenr, his nerves shaken by
a sadden sound close ut baud.
He clnpprtl the ilntr to in Will's fare.
He bad receired grave news, fright
ful news, on alighting at tho station a
railonway. He was full of it, of thopity
and shan-.o cf it, as he stood there, for
thes it ran : Sir William Cassilia and
Miss tirogorias had eloped together.
Lady Anna Cassilis was at the castle,
broken hearted. Such was tho imperfect
information supplied to him, and with
which his brain was busy, but he conld
do nothing tonight; ho would go over
tho first thing next morning with such
cold comfort as he might carry.
Again that sound, something like a
strangled moan or cry. Hastily h struck
a light and saw cowering against the
gray ivied wall, as if calling upon it to
fall and hide her, Nancic.
For a moment the man's wild heart
thrilled. She had como to him willing
ly. Hie was his at l.-.st. Then, holding
tho light close to her wan face, he said
"What brings you here, my poor lit
tle child? What are they ail about to
take so little cato of you?"
"I want you," sho said, her eyes
glassy and fixed in the dead white ex
haustion of her face, "only you. Tako
rue in your arms. I've come to stav. "
Tho light went out In the darkness
they conld hear each other's hearts beat
ing, and tho silence at last became an
guish, and the woman cried out under
tho torture of it.
"I'm so cold," she said pitcouslv.
"cold and hungry. Let me ccme in.
They have gone together, these two, and
I have no one bet you uo one but von."
Still there was dead silence. Against
the lintel of his own door Klako was
leaning, the sweat dropping frora his
brow, and groping into the darkness her
hands found his arm and clung to it.
"How can I go buck?" she said. "It
was you I loved not Will and I did
not know it- So I tried to kill him, nnd
he will never forgive mo." He is Eager 's
now not mine."
Darkness swooped down upon the
man's soul. He opened the door and
putting his arm about her drew her in.
. Almost at the same mcmer.t Will
Cassilis aweke, flung aside tho anrs
that prisoned him and stood erect. Eis
long, deep sleep of exhaustion was over.
It was a natural sleep, .brouatt atcut
'i j , .
I1 ! fl
, partly by fatigue, partly by the slight
concussion of the brain he had received
when be fell, and Hagar was mistaken
j in thinking him the mere instrument of
cer will, as Nannie had been Nannie
Who had also taken a long while to
come entirely under her influence,
nearly a year in all.
"Where am I?" he said in bewilder
irent and with a long drawn shiver,
his outstretched cms striking against a
tree. "Nannie !" He paused and listened,
and the woman who heard felt her heart
shrivel within her, for she knew that
tho pan.o was lost..
"Nannio is net here," she said; "sho
is at Laud Abbey with Blake Tre lawny. "
Ska could feel the start he gave at
sound of her voice, nnd dragging her
cramped limbs up with difficulty she
"You seem to ha vo forgotten. Tour
wife tried to poison you last night I
struck the glass from your hand, and.
yen rushed away. I followed yon. "
"Last night!" His voice sounded
miles away in its remoteness. "An hour
ago, you mean. It was night when you
followed me. It is night now. We are
lest in the wood, but can find our way
"It i3 too late," she said. "A day has
passed. Nannie has left you. She came
here to tell me hours ago of what she
meant to do."
"Here! Woman, you rave! She came
hero to my face to tell yon that?"
"You slept. Her mind has been made
up a long while. Why did she take to
drink but in desperation because she
found out too late that it was Trelawny
sho loved, not you:"
"It is a lio. She never drank too
much. Sho was ill. "
"Why did sho try to poison you?
Why, why? So clumsily, too, before us
all, only sho was iu such a hurry she
could not wait."
"It is a lie. There was no poison in
the g'a.-s. There is only your word for
it yen who pretended to bo her f riond. "
"Lady Lirriper has tho glass and its
contents. Have it analyzed. "
"I will I'm going to Land Abbey.
She is safe with Trelawny."
"Oh, safe, safe !" shrieked out Hagar.
"lie is net a man. Ko is a dummy, a
cupboard in which to lock up ycur
jewels, an old woman. He will shut
his eyes and turn his back on what he
r-ovets nut on earth. That is Blake
Trclawny's character as all men knov. "
Ho muttered a curse upon her be
twten his teeth, arfd then there was
silent, r, i:nd each moment spreading to
n century told her sho was alone.
Though the had found hrr way hither,
she could not in the darkness find her
way cut, but ho was in better plight,
and, having mntclies with him, struck
one from time to time, and being thou
tot inneli more tlian two mi Irs Ircm
Laud Aubey arrived there before day
break. As ha palled at tho bell for ad
mission a light glimmered in the long
room that iu tho monk.;' time had been
their refectory, and almost immediately
Trr lawny himsc?f cr.r.ie, bearing a light
and looking ont unmoved on tho Btrangn
fl jT'ro, clad in evening dress, that stood
"Let mo in," said Will hoarsely.
"Nannie is here. "
Bnt Trelawny stood ia the way,
blocking Will's path, his hawk's eyes
Cashing upon him, full, liquid, pierc
ing, with those dangerous lights in
them liko reflections iiom that sun at
which his prototype could gazo without
"You've had your chance, " ho said
grimly. "Now it's mine. I gave you
fair warning, and now it's too late.
You will divorco her, of coarse, and I
shall marry autl take her abroad, where
I mean to devoto my lifo to making her
happy, a duty in which you have sig
nally failed. Henceforth I hold parley
with no one. Here sho is. ncro sho re
mains. " And he clapped tho door to in
Will's faco, his own that cf a demon,
for his passions had got the bit between
their teeth, and no n:an should daro to
hold reckoning with him that uiht.
Pasnr Grv(r:riiiH. Any person ahn to piva
lmiCL-aiate particulars f this n-oainn's cn-t-cediit
-B ill Ik- lilxrully rewarded. All t x
xiut pail it informant romrs at once. Iilak
Trelawny, Laud Ablxy, Tiutcrn, Devon.
Such wus the advertisement that ap
peared in all the paners the morning
after Trelawny returned homo, and in
duo course was scan by Antoine Laroque
in a coffee house near Soho square,
where ho usually ate his breakfast when
he could afford one.
Ho road tho paragraph with bated
breath, but no surprise. Indeed be real
ized then lhat he had boen expecting it
ell alougand thought it would have
come sooner, and for whatever she had
dene he was responsible. He had let her
go forth a pest to society, to work bsr
evil will upon it, because in tho strug
gle of their two wills his had proved
cae weaker, oecanse she was beautiful
and because he loved her.
In tho Knowle gardens she had sworn
to him that if he Ut her go she would
henreforth be a good woman and forget
all the wicked arts that through her fa
ther's teaching she knew. She had
charged him to take her ruined life on !
bis conscience if he held her back from
hrr one chance cf rehabilitation, and he
had let her go. And now what had she
done, what could she do worse than
what she had dono already? How had
she repaid tho Straubcnzees for all their
kindness toward her? It was early in
the day yet, and Antoino knew that he
must go at once.
Looking in a dingy mirror near he
passed his band over an unshorn chin
and glanced over his shabbr person, vet
it was a manly enough face and li-uro
at which he looked, and he would have
been handsome but that privation had
scored deep its mark upon him. Calling
for a timo table, which was brought by
a greasy, smiling Italian, he found that
a tram left in an hour's time that would
reach his destination early in the after
noon if Laud Abbey were at no great
distance from the railway station. As
to money the man whoposwej, bat one
gold coin in the world ne.le not to feel
in his pocket to know it i tha.
Artoine coccratulated himself on the J
prudence that had kept that coin intact.
Spite of everv temntation to -kann it
ready for such an emergency as this.
He hesitated on taking his ticket.
Should it be single or return? He de
cided on the latter. He must tell the
truth at last about Hagar, butihe could
not take mcnev for rrvnrMno
woman whom from the bottom of his
soul be bad pitied, tried to shelter, and
in spite of all things loved, and as tho
train swiftly bore him away hw spirit
quailed before the task set to hisihand.
It is difficult, almost impossible, for a
manly man to round on a woman, and
Antoino had never attempted to do.eo to
this one. He had only tried to get her
away from the Straubenzees before she
could harm them, but she had prayed
ao strenuously for a fair start, a cloan
start, and she had wrung consent out of
him and had gone, as he hoped, to sin
And now what had she done? It was
not murder this timo, or the wholo
world would know it. She had perhaps
done worse killed a human soul with
her black art. destroyed tho happiness
of that pair of lovers, whoso utter nb
sorptim in each other's company had
even in his preoccupied stato at" Sid
mouth, and when ho was on his way to
her, attracted his attention.
He had thought of hor constantly,
bnt as time went by, and he heard
nothing, gradually he accepted the idea
that she was married, was happy, hold
ing the faster to her woman's happiness
for the scare she had gone through, the
fate she had barely missed, even as ono
who, struggling out of a dungeon into
God's air, goeth humbly, lest he pro
voke the powers to cast hini back into
it oneo more.
Would sho beseech his si lone as she
had onco done? It would matter little.
She had been given her chance such a
chance as conies but onco in a life. Ho
could Rive hrr no morei She had been
cursed from biith by her danghferhood.
Sho would be cursed by it to the end,
for tho sins of tho fathers lie heavy on
the children even unto these days, and
mere grievous than sins to tho living
aro those every day sinned to posterity.
To Antoine tho jonmey passed quickly
for tho simple reason "that he dreaded
what .waited hini at its end.
"How far distant is Laud Abbey?"
he aked a porter when ho alighted at
"Two miles across tho fields," said
the mail, looking at him oddly, "four
by the road. Might you bo wanting my
Tho two men eyed each other closely.
Then the ono who could not hold his
"There's tronblo no von." he said,
jerking hi3 thumb toward seme distant
"WheraJ Laud Abbev?"
"No. Ctstle Cassilis. Sir William
have bolted with his wife's friend, as
handsome a slut as ever walked these
parts, but we dnnno where they've got
to. Some do say they're hiding in the
"And what is it to do with Lord Tre
lawny:" liaid Antoine, a curious reuse
cf relief telling him how much worse
was the news ho had expected.
Tho man laughed.
"He wanted to marry Sir William's
Wife himself. That's all. Ho bo power
ful set cn his own way, and p'raps he'll
get her yet," he added as he took the
ticket from Antoino's baud, then point
ed out to 1 hn the Y'ay he should take
across the fields and stood watching him
as ho took it.
"A good sort," he said, glancing down
at tho small coin left in his hand.
"Lord, why do all Londoners look so
hungry, I wonder? P'raps it's because
food don't nourish nobody without fresh
fTO BE COXTKTt7D.l
By means of an ingrnious process in
vented by Marco Chcapponi tho manu
facture of slag tiles from blast furnace
slag is said to bo successfully carried ou
at tho smelting works of Concha i Tort),
about ten miles f rom Santiago de Chile,
Tho result obtained evidently realizes
au important desideratum iu this line,
Tho slag and matte, according to this
plan, aro tapped from tho blast furnace
into a slag pot, and, after settling a few
moments, the slag is poured from ladles
into molds. These are placed on a hearth
which has a movable cover, and, the
molds being filled with slag, a cover is
placed on them as well as on tho heartlu
A very slight heat is kept up, so that
the slag is very slowly cooled, and
when it appears black the molds are
lifted from the hearth, and the slag tiles
are dumped into cold water. Made iu
this manner, the slag tiles aro light and
portable, and, when laid, tough and
durable. The slag carrying a conside ra
ble amount of iron is preferred. It is well
known that under ordinary circum
stances it is impossible to produce tiles
of this class of suitable dimensions
without extraordinary means for tough
cuing. New York Sun.
"That man is a mail catcher," re
marked a clerk nt the city pftoiTice,
"and one rf a class who are in such a
hurry for their letters that they cannot
wait for them to be delivered in tho
regular way. They stand in line as ev
ery mail is being opened and want their
It ft vs immediately. As a rale they are
a second rate kind of agt-uts who have
no cflice, and they are anxious about
their letters for the reason that they cx-pf-et
foes cr remittances in tht in. They
couie as regularly and as frequently as
co the mails, never say a word and de
part as scon as the mails aro opened,
and they find that there is or is not
something for them, only to come again
at the next mail arrival. "Washington
A Cbmncw Meeting.
Stranger (on the road How would
you go to g t to Jfr. Hill's residence:?
"I'd follow my nose!" snapped the
woman with a bit cf a pug.
"Oh! It's up that way, is it?"
rtsvoe Ootwlt m Hawk.
The Southern Sportsman told recT'ly
trtvmt a floe!; of pigeons that measured
brains with a hawk ur.d caiuo rut on
top in the contest 1C. P. Ed wauls owned
a flock of pigtx i:s which cue clay were
cut off from their cote ly a large hawk.
The pigeonu knew that if the hawk onco
got above them one at leat of their
number would go to make tho hawk a
meal, and so up they flew in circles,
perhaps hoping to go higher than the
hawk. In the rising game they wore no
match for the hawk. Tho latter kept
under tho pigeons nnd leisurely follow
ed their laborious movements.
Then came a curious and unexpected
sight to Mr. Edwards. Every pigeon
closed its wings when they appeared to
be the size of sparrows and down they
came past tho hawk at a terrific rate.
That astonished tho hawk. It actually
dodgid the dropping birds and missed
half a dozen wing strokes before it pot
in full chaso of them. When it got
down to the barnyard, not a pigeon was
in sight some wrro in tho cote, some,
in tho porch, two in the wellhoust-, and
one was in the kitchen. The hawk had
been outwitted completely. It is a quos
tion how the pigeons managed to check
tht ir fall, as they did not Flacken up
till they were aliout 1G or 20 feet almve
the ground, wheu they scattered in all
directions to escapo the hawk.
Love is merely a madnoCVnd I tell
you deserves as well a darkThousc smd
a whip as madmen doy und the reason
why they are not no punished and cured
is that the lunacy is so ordinary that
tho w hippers aro iu love too. Shakespeare.
With Hood's Sarsnna-
rilla, "Sales Talk," and
snow that this medi
cine has enioyed public confidenrn mil
patronage to a greater extent than any
other proprietary medicine. This in he
cause it possesses greater medicinal merit
ana produces greater cures than any other.
It is not what we sav. but what Hotwt'a
Sarsaparilla docs, that
Tells the Story
All advertisements of Hood's Sarsnnarin.
like Hood's Sarsaparilla itself, are honest.
e nave never deceived tbe public, and
this with its superlative medicinal merit,
is why the people haveabidingconndence
in it, and buy Hood's Sarsaparilla almost
to the exclusion of all others.
Customers Want Hood's.
' We order Hood's Samanariiu in
quantities and it is the only blood purifier
wnico a ciruggisi can buy in large quanti
ties without risk. It is selling verv
and customers who buy it once are sure
to ciui ior Jiooa g tne next time. We be
lieve Hood's Sarsarwrilla
true merit in order to retain ita popular
ity, lie gates exceed all similar prepara
tions and its Ii raises arn nttnn n
L. Sommlr & nox, Springfield, Illinois.
mousanos oi aruggista say the same.
Is the best in fact the fine True Wood Purifier.
Vrt pared tnily by C.l. 1 l.xxt 4 Co., Luwull. Mass.
llUUU S f with liotMl sbarsaiiariiU.
wlicrc thit one fum:d it.
i m 'T'TUia TOT rwm
A yrw Ffi (mat"! y f..tir xh;riaM n4 M
r trmliu for m- hvaltti. whm I 1 m m4
!:. I nr-1 lai mr.tht treatment n-t SkH 8W
M$. U. VUITAA5. ritUfawc, Tea.
$ nicriere r urnnrn
"in nil tlwir form aril rninnllrnlinn. L.1
Ifi.'riijillY l' Vt TIU t ,IV('-T"ffl
nr:,l Mrth- Tonic
ly. ITuc 51 each.
ruiist ilulif mal rutin-V
iTlions.-in.ls .f trslitn-.niali frm (,
Vwho h.-itl tr,c. rrmetlicx bii.I i.hvijii
al.;r yt.ir without bcl. nmnH
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filn v. ii.it noollKr trialuuut will. I:i1iliJ
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VICTOR MEDICAL ASS'W, ,Vi'c8e
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IVi Thlrty-Mvaatfc Boetpsumd
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Tean of rxperlcsca lA Uh
best of facilities,
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J aokaon 1c Hunt,
Attorneys at Law.
Ofllea in Bock Wiaad Xatloaal awl balkm.
swtanat a L wiuu
Swwney St XTmlkcr,
Attorneys and Counccllora at Law.
OBleo ia Bongston Mock.
Charlei J. Rearle.
Attorney at Law.
McEnlry Sc MoEntry.
Attorneys at Ijlw.
Dr. A. Oruian,
rhysician and Surgeon.
Office, HarM block, 8Jt Twathrtb autajt.
omc Hi un s to II a. 1 to d 7 to p at
Dr. Chat. 21. Robertson,
Ejo, Ear, Nose and Throat Only.
OSra, Whlttakar Block, aontb wart coraer Taint
ad Brady aireeta, OaTniport, Iowa. Booau 17
and II. lUmm: 1 10 11 a. it., 1 tot t. ai
DRACK at KEKMg
Architects and Suporlolendenta.
Booai St, Mltcball A Ljada ballJtn(. BaraaA
OEO. P. RADDUHAK
Plans and mprrfntrntlinea for all claaaaaaf
jBlidlcKK. Jtoiiou in Ilnrrta block.
Honry Caetjs, Prop.
Jot Flowert acd Desfirai of all
1tyi,.r(, 1SH7 Pocond arena TeWinboM If It.
Dr. aTohn E. Hawthorne.
-Kaw Dental rarlon. over Tlarta A TjHaaiarar a
lugatora, RMwwti aud Twaatlatk fteNt.
Hm kttaat sppotBtawiBta for skilled dairtal work.
Dr. J. D. TJnansata
fllCT Ponrn St. Wl.it ikrr m.k, cxroer Third
and Brady atnr-s, UaTrn;airt.
Sawed building stone,
Ashlar and trimmings
For cheapness, durability and
beauty excollcd by none. This
stone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Hans stint
ns for estimates will receive
careful attention and be returned
promptly at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Hock
Island on tbe C, B. A g. K. It.
Trains Nun. 6 and 10 will stop
and let visitors off and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone any size desired.
Samples of Stone and I'botosof
IinildlnS ran be wen at Room
No. 12, Mitchell A Lyndc'a build
Arthur Burrall, manager.
Rock Isl.nul or Colona, III.
80 J. SW
Buy, Sell and Manage
property. Collect Kent.
The old lire and timo
trld tompanys repre
sented. Kates as low
as any reliable company
Tour tatrcoafre Is Solielted.
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