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OHM fns Usurers Daughter. BY CHARLOTTE M.BRAENE. INTCHNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. CHAPTER XLIV.-ContluUo) "1 am not at all sure that my ilattBti tar will ipp )otO Mid Arliy Rsnsomr. MI unit Mjr that she hut bean rruelly treated. Ton art peer of lb realm, Lord '.n. .in, mi ii.m ! ij )uii as a gentlemen to uiy tliiid? Hat yon IruM her With ourny or affei ttouf "Let ni id li her m onr," Mid T.ord Caraven. "Do hot m hard on !, Mr. Hansom I haa hail a groat deal to auffer." And tlo few word disarmed the lawyer. They wml together to lllldrod's room. Alloy Hansom c iok Aral. "Mildred, I have Koutethlnif vry particular to gay to ou open UK door." , There wan tint a (.' ml-aml Ixrd Carat-en began to fl uhlly alarmed. "Hlldr.-I," riled th' f.thar, '..hav a hi0rk fmm your hmlmnri " Still thrro vim no aonnil, and, unable to control Hmself, (no crl rrled out: "Mildred, fur heaven' sake, apeak To m'. M me Id I want to ate you!" 1 The Koimd of hi voire neemel to ! have an olfirle effect upon her The next motm-nt she turned the key In the Ic k nnd opened wide, the door With h cry of fear ml rurprls he Htarted hark when lie mw bur He had fin hr-r lately ao beautiful, ao ra diant now her long lilaik hair hung In dlxiii tir owr her K!iinililrr, her fact) wax u!e and atii'.iicd with tears, her a were dim, her i:pa will'" lie i hardly Knew her. I "Mildred," he cried. Hhc look") at ' Mm with dim, aail tyH "You!" ahe mid. "la It you who thought inn guilty of minder"" Lord Ca.avcn turned lo ArMy Ran aome. "Laavo me alone with her." be aald. ! have much to asr." Mr. Itananme went away. Tim ear) entered the room anil cIomhI Uie door, lie wont to his wife, holding out both bis hniidi. "Will you forgive ma?" lie Held. "I an never pardon myself." Hut abe ahrank from hint, "You belle that I com mitt I mur der," she answered. 'fTo, I can u it toueh your hands." "Mildred, listen. It was almost nil your own fault you nald you were guilty," "Not of murder," she rojotued "I could not have mippoaod that yen would think me capable of that, much aa you dislike me." "I do not dislike you, lllulrstl," mid the earl, In a roleu full of emotion, "and I am Indeod ijriereil at having offend ml you. Do not iefue to pardon me." "There can he no tumlou, my lord, fur the wrong you have done me," she replied. And then Mia earl knew that, If ever he won hie wife's pardon, It would be a work of patience and of time. He gated anxiously at her. Hue look nd pale nnd wnn, with tint atolns of bitter weeping on her fane. He aaw, too, that alio Milvnted like one aolxed with mortal cold. "Mildred," ha erled, "do furtive me - -you do nut know how mieveil I am to see you Ilka thin. I want lo tell you liow the tniiundurHlniidln; hnppeiiel. Will you llatonT" "Yen," ho roplled, inwUaniwilly, mid she aal illont nnd tnotloiilusa while he told her tho stnry. Hlie looktHl nt him when It wan ended with dull, dim "1 am very sorry," aim nald, "thill THantyre made the mistake. I Hltuent wish that he had aliet inn IhrotiKh the heart. What have 1 to tlvo furf "1 could not spore you, lilldretl you have been the good angel of my life! ' lie erled. "You would lie belter without me. Your eaUtcg are free and unliu ailwre.1 now -rm hare roueetJ yonraelf to a case of your duties - you Iihuw how to perform tbti. I an of no itmre uee. I am eorry thai John lllantyre iiiUwed his aim." "This U net like you, lllldrad Wuore la your bright energy, ywr hene, your otiesrfel anlinallatitM gh elaeped her Imnda with a skud der. "I aw sick." ah ttaJd, "alek .th a Urrlbla despair." He was at a mm what lo say lo ker -she eeetaed iMMorahl. InUdeiily her raee gushed, and a bright light earn (Hto the eyes that had Ua m dim. "You ent m from your howa. Urd C&rarea, aud pronovneod m guilty on what taenia to we very light vldenee. I may rlalw to be at leant as eredulons aa yonraelf, yet I declare I hat had any me riiod you of murder I should not have hllTd IV Yea judged roe guil ty at one- guilty of trying to murder I, who norer In my IN Irnmpled vett ngew u worm. Why ahauld you have thought that I wished lady Ham ilton dead?" He looked eUghtly ron fused "Yon remember that yon told nr that yon were Jealnos of Imr he re- "JenJouaT ah repeated, Imartly. "DM 1 ever heea yon, tbgaT I hare retaw- my hralH it ttmi. 4e)U I sew w mm sea her uathiiki Htgrly, m MUt Usl ymj Jttipj tan MtHiy t tnr atr. DM I e r The mm (Hp dim M Uahtd aim lxtmm$r. You have said so, IUWred. I hope you will say the same Hgnlti," he an swered. Never, If you thought me guilty of murder." she said, decisively. "My life n .is own a oie d.tappolntment to mo, It has been hard to boar: It liaa not had one gleam of light, lint It la all ever now. Now that you have Recused me mura,r ' e no further Interact In he looked so hope) and so dreary I bat he was deeply pained. It struck him. too, that she looked terribly 111. "Mildred," he said, gently, "he mer if"l I am much to blame; but you will surely pardon me." He tried to tooth her hands, but she drew them proudly away. She stood before him ereet ami defiant. "I had my Ufa gvn m (0 enoy, as othera had," ahe said. "I had the pow er of loving, the longing for happiness, as othera had. What right hnd you to crush thewt What rteht had ymt. i-eause yon wanted my money, to take uy girlish heart and break It? What ilaht had you to Inflict alt these years of shame and sorrow upon me? What have I over done to you hat you dhoiild repay me after this fnihlon?" "Nothing," he replied. "I am gull ty." When yon thought I had tried to nmmlt murder, you turned me from wur doora; In the darkness of night, t! ne snd unfriended, you bade me be gone. Which kind of murder Is worae - ih-it which destroys a body, or that Mi slaya heart, mind, brain, and hone? I say that In this sense you have nlsln me." "Mildred, be merrltiil to me," he cried. "I will show you the same mercy that you have shown mo. Qo from my preaanc and do not let in tee you aaaln." "Do ynit moan that. Mildred?" ho ashed, sadly. "I do. You have disliked, despised, aooriied me, ever since we nrm met. Now that you have siiRpeeted mo at a crime you hare reached the climax. Wo shall meet no more" "Ymt said that you loved me, Mil dred," ho pleaded. "Did ir she replied, with a Irarnh laugh. "Then I tuko back my words. I love you no more; you have boon cruel to me ue cruel as the men who DO roilCMVK MIS. put out the bright eyes of u little bird that It muy sing more sweetly. Lot me pass; I have no more to say." With shiny eyes and pale, panslonate face she swept from the room, leaving the irl overcomo with nstonlihmout. "She Is the most high-minded wom an 1 have ever met In my life," ho thought. "1 have liven blind, Indeed. How superb she leoked In her IndlKim Uen! I will win her yot. I Imvo never cared about winning her hofnre, ut I ewenr to giro my life to the tusk now." It seemed probable that It would ho a very long one, for lMy Caraveu pos itively refused to see her htulmiK1 again. In vain Arley llatieomo plead' ed tor him; she was Inexorable. "Kven a worm will turn when It It trodden," she said. "I hare suffered my mat Indignity at his handN." The earl was compelled to return to Rareusmore, and he did so almost de spairingly. Udy Hamilton was fast improving; she would be able to go to her own home soon, the doctor said, and all anxiety about her was quite at an end. The truth of the story had eome to light; all the papers had It: every one knew that lady Hamilton had hem shot by mistake and that It was th yonag Uounteea of OantYeH whom John llhtntyr had Intended to kill. Th earl eouAded th result of hid mission lo Mr ltaoul, who was itat much surprised. "Yon have tried her beyond her strength." he said; "I should advise yon without loos of time to return to London again." 1-wU Caravan did so, hut hU journey waa fruitless. Mildred refused to see him; to all entrantus from hr wilier she answered simply: "I have not ono word to add to what I have aald," and with that answer the earl waa obliged to be content. In sheer despair be seat far Nlr RgowJ. who, though aimoat nnflt to liwvl, hastened to him: he besought him te) mm his laaarae with the bH llinl yMBK wife who bad m idly tar htm. Than ha grew wildly jaatnui gt Wge Idea that ale wmshj UtiM le) Sr nawi wfcM nh refuted abieiuteiy lUWta htm "Why shnufd you have moro Influ ence over her than I have?" he sjkrd half angrily. "Ileenuee." said Sir Itnout, "I under stand the higher, better, nobler part of her nature, aa you. I fear, will never understand IL I will try what I can do." "Tell her, then, ltaoul," went on the earl, hi tan and manner changing uddenly. "that I was blind to her baanty. her goodness, her truth, Iml that 1 see all now; tell bar that I did not love her when I first knew bar, but that I lore her now; tall her, If she will hut forgive me. I will make the devotion of my whole life atone for my past neglect." Sir llaoul promised. Udy Oaraven did not refuse to see him. He was shocked and startled at the terrible change a few dya had wrought In her. He looked At the pale far. "How you have suffered, Mildred!" he aald. "Yea, I cam to lb end of my pa tience at last. I can bear It ho longer, ltaoul; It waa a life of torture after nil, nnd I will never return to It. I eould not be brave any longer." "Poor child!" said the grave, pitying voleo. "Rome words are running In my mind, Mildred, about those who, hav ing put their hands to th plow, turn baek. May I ask, are you on of those, Mildred?" "What would you have me do?" she nab. "I ivotild hat you lay aside your coldness, your pride, your reserre," be told her. "Do not become n revenge ful woman. Your husband has, It Is true, outraged and Insulted you; but It waa a mistake, and he deplores It bit terly. He generous; leave revenge to small eotila and narrow minds; rise nbovo It and forgive him." Slio was quite silent for a fow min uted, ntid then, as the inlet rolls from the hilltops before the light of the sun, all shadow passed from her fare, and ah answered him: "I wilt. I will do all you advise, llaoul. 1 wilt forgive my husband. You say that be laves me now. I shall put his lure to the lest. It It falls, well and good I will do ray duty without the sunshlni- of love to c heer me; If It standi the tost, I will try to erown hts life with my lore."' Ho looked tang and lovingly nt her. "You are a brave girl, lllldrad yon are n good woman." he snlil. admir ingly. "I wish there were mare like you. I will tell Ulrle that you are will ing to see him now." "If you please." alio responded; "but ltaoul, do not repeat what I hnve said. I want to test his lore myself." (To be continued.) FOE WOMAN AND HOME ITEMS OF INTBHK8T FOIt MAIDS AND MATRONS. Heme NiiIm of the Mode I'p-ln-Dnla J (tenets Are Umzer Than Ordleurr Orerirurked Simp (tlrta and Doinnllo Kerilcn Tlmo fHr YfclrHg (tNU in Marry, The ftndyM Looking IUu. OeMs and t, the ether day. Walked e'er the sandhill to the eont The setting sun adorned the oat, HI beams mire, hto nereeneas lesti And en the surface ef the deep The winds lay only net adeepi The nymph did, like the seene, appear nrenly pteaeanl. calmly fain Soft felt her words at flew the air. With secret Joy I heard her say Thai she would never miss en day A walk line, a sight ee gay. lint. oh. the change I The wind grewa burn. Impending tempest charge the shy, The lightning rflea, the thunder rears, Th big waves laah the frightened alio res, gtruck with the horror ef the eight, a He turn her head and win tier fttakli And, tremMin-, vowa she'll ne'er again Approach the shore or view th main. "Onee mere, at leaat, took baeh." enhl I, "Thyaolf in that lame glass deeery; When thou art In good burner dreet. Wbn fjentlo reason rules thy tirtaat, Th sun upon the ralraeat aea. Appear net half so bright ns theet Tls then thnt, with delight, I rove, Upon the heundlea depth ef lave; 1 bless my chain, t Aand my ear, Ner think en all I left the her. "Out when vain de. bt nnd aroiindleae fear Do tlmt dear feellah beeem leer: When the big Hp and watery rye Tell me the rising storm le nigh: "Da then thou art yon angry main Deformed by winds sod dsahed by ralni And the peer sailer who muat try lta fury Inborn lee than I. Shipwrecked In vein te land I make. White lere und fate will drive me baek; forced te dete an Ihee thy own way. 1 ehlde the Aral, and then obey; Wretohed when from thee, veaed when nlxb. 1 with thee, er without thee, die." Matthew I'rter. lii.tlAla tlnrl. The Umptr corset no longer meets with suoli universal favor. It has ever, If yon will keep two cornels go ing at the same time. Wear one to day, tho other tomorrow, and on the Intermediate day thoroughly air the garment which Is not worn. When tho comets become soiled they can be leaned by rubbing them with hot am monia water and plain laundry soap, Th Utsst. Clrl'n l)re with tlnlmpe ItrTert. Mntr.e.elorcd wool challte surlnklod with blaek polka data Is here prettily combined with whlto-tiieketl taffeta. Ifvonly spaced row of natrow blaek Attn ribbon applied In aroints of three are tiled far decoration, and a protty sash of diagonally nlrlpod ribbon In whlto, black and mnlte, with fringed on the change of feeling; which Is taking place among them, remark that their former unwillingness lo faen demMtld work lnead of thnt of tho Horn was "partly duo to a feeling of falls pride, and moro often to tho dreed of being under the rye. night and day, of n mlitresn. Most of these Glrlg am willing In stand nil day be hind counters, subjected to the trying tempers of ill-natured and tired shop pers, with tnrre pittance of wages, If the hours at evening are to be tholr reward, Time, however, Is beginning to proro to some of th most Intelli gent of Mil chum that tlu freedom from restraint at night Is net worth tho prUe." ends, Is knotted around the wnlft. Tho yoko and fitting iloovo portlona onn lie omitted nnd the dross worn with or without a gulmpo. Tho pretty blouse la leathered top and bottom nnd arranged over fitted lin ing nt oqtiare yoke depth, closing In center baek. Gathered double brotellea stnnd nut Tile tire n n lllilrli llemar. An experiment has been mndo lu nnglund Nvhli. h linn remiltod In proving that bcoa .".) faster than carrier pic cons, In fact, that n little, Insignificant looking, hot-footed bo onn beat tho handsomest pigeon home, In flvo cases out of nix. This hslng the case, the futuro mint witness tho Hiipplantlng of carrier plgeuua by carrier bees. The tatter have muh to recommend thorn fur this purpose. A carrier bee will b hard to hit. A marksman that would bring down a pigeon would ut terly fall to hit a bee. Then there li nothing lu a pigeon's tall to Inspire the respect of a foe. There Is In u bee's. The rude hutul of tho trlfler that would try to stop the carrier beo In liU errand would be withdrawn sud denlyand rubbed vehemently. With the aid of Mlrro-photogrnphy, the car rying of lung messages by a bee would be a matter presenting no obstacles. A column of rending mnttor could be fastened to Its thighs, and n long dis patch nftlxvd to one of Its feet. In the thirty aiornlne. In tho onrly morning ns soon as you awak to eonscloiunsss, remember thnt you are In the very prwieneo chamber of tlod, who has been watching beside you through the long, dark hours; look up Into Ills face and tliunU Him. Uon secrnto to Him those llrst few mo ments bttfuro you luavo your couch. Look on townnlH tln coming day, through tho guidon hnxe of the light that streams from tho angel of Mia iii cMiHiT, mi can lummn very mm- ly what your dliHculite are likely to be, the quarters from which you may lie attacked, tho burdens that may need carrying. Take rare not to view any of these apart from (lod. Ue sure that he will be between you and them, us the ship Is between the traveler aud lha TbtJuati Iia II faalt ah ulnemt tlmt ' in vt, 1 1 ( hv iv ui in i in ? K. U. Meyer. Trrrllde. "What's the matter, old man? You sm dejected." "I nm. I did a ter rible thing this morning." "I hep you didn't loae any money on wheal?" "Ko, but I forgot one of my elwka whan the directory cnNvmuwr was her, anil so that'll cut down lha eatlmat of our population. I don't know hew I shall ever be able to look my fellow rlt. tens lu the face again." N AA it MN FANCY. I beon The Time for VtmHg tttrli l Slurry. A girl should marry whan she Is cnpnbl of underalnndlng and fulfilling the duties of a tme wife and thorough housekeeper, and never before. No matter how old she may be, If she Is not capable of managing a house, sho Is not otd enough to get married. When she promts to take th position I of wife ssd houmakr, the man who holds her promise hss ovsry right to suppose that she knows herself com petent lo fulfill It. It she proved to bo Incompetent or unwilling, he has good reason to consider himself cheated. No matter how plain the home may bo. It It Is In accordance with Urn hus band's means, and ho finds It neatly kept, and the meals (tin matter haw simple) served from elilnlng dished and clean table linen, thnt husband will leave his homo with loving words nnd thoughts, nnd look ahead with oa gernoes to the tlmo when ho can re turn. Let the girl nequlre every ne- compllshment within her power; the moro the hotter, far overy mlded nc- campllshinsut will ho that much moro power to be used In ranking a happy home. At the enmo time. It she can not go lulu tho kitchen, if necessary, rud cheerfully prepare as good n meal us any one could with the wuno ma terial, and servo it neatly after It Is prepared, she had better defer her mar riage until she learns how such house hold matter arc performed. If glrl.1 would thoroughly fit .themselves for tho position of Intelligent housekeep ers before they marry there would be fower dlacotitonlod, unhappy wive, and more happy homos. tried and found wniillne. For none tint the elini woman can wear It. and she might hotter go without it corset altogether. If tlmro I any ten dency to an enlargod stomach the em pire corset will tnrreas that tendeno. The corset with the bias cut ooiitln ues In favor. It make the sUimaili email and give that broad effort to tho blps which Is now so iwpular. The r.inanrlMtlMii l'roetaiiiatlaii. The Wife -You can't blame me fir ranting hum draaata. All womn at slave te fashion. Th Hnaband Well, I'm a strong abolllMiUi, and I can't oenaltntly give money toward eu ooHraaiHg slavery In any form. HniRHtl. AHerwnnl. Mies Singleton They nay that ban. py tarrwfa ar rare. Tall tie, did yu ever have any Umibf with your liHabaud? Mrs. May Tedd Ko trouble that I rMat, oxaept In setting him. Ttd Hit. She J hew re wars poUt to papa, dear? MJiHeaH I ws. I pare him a asnilal InyiiathW lo nuke u boat a my bexue. TlLUUs, corset is now made well at mar res inhnble price and can easily be bought (or 91.so. Do net wear a colored or blaek cor let. It li net In good taste and tha res) lady will dlMenl It. Hut the white enriet iUs so easily, you will deubtJeM aemjikilu. That It an ntinav. gsce whleh onn easily ks avoided, bow stylishly over ttm full Umpire puffs at tap of alcove, cither one of whleh can b nmlticd If both nru nut dc- . nitcti. ! Tim tralght full skirt Is simply . hammed at ilm foot, the trimming be , lag placed over the horn. The millient at top ate joined to lower ttd go of waist and the placaet li made In cen ter back. This atyllsh yot nlmple model may be daintily developed In cotton wash goods, a well as In wool or silk fab ric, lace, smbroldsrv. Ineartbui. Uraiii I almp, stttehed band, narrow rushing ; and ruWinn of ribbon or material pro j tiding a suitable choice for decoration. Oterwarhed Mi. Mlrli Hm llmuretle 8rrlcr. Overworked shop girl In Undaii and other large rltl have often beon aahd, when protesting agalnat their grimnc, why they should prafar neh an arduous calling to that of the mara Independent domestic servant. Hitherto, howvr, they have shown no dlarualttan to appreciate the iggea tlan. Perhaps they will begin to think it wouhy of conelderalloH when thy learn that their go-ahead ulaters In Amerkn are beginning lu earnast lo sk Hi better class of domestle service In exchange for their wearing and Ill-paid positions. This said le be partly due to the kinder and more considerate attitude of many mlstre, whs hare found by expe rience that the meat Intelligent do mlle worker, even If a little hlgker prlcd than the other. I of far more value. To retain her she mutt he treated with the eonst'oratlon ami eaurteay dne to her Intelligence. Aa asrdlHg la the prsnrlMar of a large Amertaan omtilaymwt agency, girls are gxswlng tired at being d lam fated fnarn the atare wltlinut a iLivb nn,. fha How Yerit "JUrajd," aawmeuUnt Tahle Ventre Are J'mie. Tnbl contor nro no lonitor tho new- eat tlilnpat. certainly, but they nro still much used und nro mndo of all kind of material. Tho soft cream Milt, fltif- ted out into billows, edged nnd crowd with trnlla of smllax, with sprnyajy roses, cither all of onn color (thCHgii vnrylng In shade) or harmonizing In tint. Inld on It, would look exquisite with tho allvor Inmpa, ospcrlalty If yon had n rather high basket filled with rose loosely- arranged aa If falling out of It, n trnll being wreathed around tho handle nnd kept In plnco with a deftly-tled bow of satin ribbon for the conter-plwo. Dccorntlnnn appear to vnry now botween extrcmo height and cxtrcmo lowness, bo that guests may cither sen each other uninterruptedly over or under tho dorurntlans. Tho opergnc, If n really hnnihiomo one, might very well bo uacd. If artistically decorated dither with fruit or trays of rosos nnd smllax. Thn fact Is there Is not any very definite, fashion (beyond tho quostlon of height mentioned above) In table decorations Just now, hut every one uses what seems beat and most artistic In their own oyai, and in out convenient for tholr resourrM. Olutha glsae. Alter Vale Khodlan pot tery, Delft, Rouen ware, etc., are all Uticd; and, In fact .the great point Is variety, nnd It possible originality. (Jrnntcd this latter especially It com bined with beauty, any style Is permis sible nnd admired. The New lllnaie. lllnuwi of nil klnda nro worn under tliono smart roots. Hlousca of white lawn and laco nre especially effective. Linen gown nro now moro popular than plane. A chic red linen coBtume has a shaped skirt flounce, ornamented with n dlnmond pattern In narrow rrcnm-cnlorod guipure. The Eton Jack et Is loose In front. A flno plaited lawn skirt with n black allk atock com pletes this costume Jllue linen com bluil with while on buff Is always pretty. A charming yellow linen gown Is dotted with black Tho skirt Is without trimming ,n:. j Ui unllor blouse hsa a deep collar of UjA)k linen out quite low In front nnd tied with n sailor knot of blaek taffeta. With It Is worn a gulmp of white linen, tucked. Kiu! on Totul, Dreas carefully nnd clu open down lha baek. l'ut four tablepoonfuls of butter Into the dialing dish and heat until it begin to brown. Put In tho bird salt and pepper them. Cayenne mMjmr give a rlaiier flavor, nnd oook fast tram Ave to seven minute. Watih carefully so ms te turn them at onee and hasp th dtah osvirad. When nlee ly browned on bath stdos serve on thin site of toast. Clitrte Salad, One head lettuce, en quarter of a pound of grated eheeee, muyonnalse dressing. Oral th chee and mix with It enough mayonnaise to make smooth and creamy. Arrange the In side light green Icttue leave on u small platter, then put the prepared ckc through a a (eve, dreas with i ho -o una be aad garnish with capers. Serve with bread and butler Hind-with. tin mm, One pound of tleHr, one oup of sugar, three 0Ba, me mp of lukewarm milk, one Uwfpsnfji of butter, one tea ipasajhl or tarn tartar, one-btU tra iltoeiiful baking nodal flfteto. minutes In rauliln rldgi.