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IM \ l KITTY'S HUSBAND Dy Author of "Hetty , " Etc. CHAPTER XIl.-Contlnucd. , ( ) "IMiey were walking kill ; but I liwird no more. I rose quickly , and began to move away mechanically toward hoiw. I y t back my veil and bared my facu tor the'kcen October air ; I felt Htlllcd : the October evening night might have been a sultry August noonday ; there seemed to bo no air at all ; I could not breathe. They had re-klndlcd the fire In my absence , and made the room look home-like. Its home-like air seemed lit like blttctcHt satire. I Bat In the warm , bright light and waited for John to como. \i \ It was late before he came. I had * not thought how I should meet him. ' I had sat for two hours waiting for u him , and had thought , of nothing. Even when .John came toward mo and spoke iome , I had no thought In my mind of > vlmt I was to say. My heart was sick witjli despair. Out of my passionate despair I should speak presently. And my.passionate words were not likely to be wise words. "Why did you wait tip for me , Kitty ? " lie said gently , In a tired tono. "I am late. You shouldn't havu wait ed for me. " I looked at him without a word , then rose and moved across the room , away from him. Parting the curtains before the window , I stood looking out into the dimmer light of the outer world. Still standing so , my face turned nway , I spoke to him. My voice' otartlod oven me It was so passion less , so cold and steady. "John , I want to go away from you , " I said. John crossed the room without an swering a word. Ho took my two cold hands In his , and I let them rest there passively. Ho looked down at mo gravely with a glance that was at first a little stern , but almost at once grow very gontlo. "Kitty , you're In earnest ! " he ox- mlnuto wo stood silent , facing ono another. "What arc we to do , Kitty ? " ho said at last , coldly yet patiently. "I leave our future In your hands. " "The future may be so long ! " I said bitterly. "I shall live for many years. I am BO slrong so strong ! Nothing ever happens to me ; I shall live for years and years and years ! " "Kitty , c-hlld , you break my heart when you talk like that ! " cried John hoarsely. I laughed a hard , sullen little laugh , the sound of which made mo shiver , and then suddenly made mo wish to cry. For the first time my voice trembled , grew passionate. "I wish I could break your heart ! " I cried. "I wish It oh , I wish it ! You have broken mine and you do not care ! " John bore my passionate , pitiless reproaches preaches without a word. lie made no attempt to aootho mo or caress me. He stood looking at me sorrowfully , very gravely , with something of anger and something cf pity In his glance. "Let me go , John let mo go ! " I cried. "Go where , Kitty1' he asked for- bcarlngly. "Anywhere. " "Anywhere"from me ? " "Any where where I shall not see you , John ; where I may try , try hard to forget you , and to forget how miser able I am. " Ho watted for a moment that his words might be calm and yet carry force with them. "Kitty , you talk like a child , " ho said. "I can't let you gj > away from me. Wo cannot forget one another. For husband und wife , dear , forgetting Is not possible ! " Wo stood a little apart , looking straight at ono another , our faces reso lute , our wills resisting one another. "Yon will not lot me go ? " I asked. "I will not let you go , " said John , w l HE TURNED WITHOUT ANOTHER WORD AND LEFT ME. claimed. "My dear , tell mo what you moan. " My hands still rested in his. I was still looking up at him. But for a moment I could find no more words at my command. "I have not made you happy ! " John nald in a tone of deep , bitter convic r tion and self-reproach. "I have tried. I have failed. " "It was my fault , " I returned , speak ing steadily in the same dull , passion less , even way. "Perhaps It was your fault , 'too. You shouldn't have mar- rlod mo. You knew you must have known that I should be wretched. " "Kitty ! Kitty ! " "It was a mistake. Only a mistake ! You thought you would make me happy. You did It for the best. Why did you , John why did you ? " My eyes were tearless as they looked up into his. All the tears I had had to shed I had shed hours ago. Never , I felt , as long as I lived , should I cry again. I felt numb and still. Even my reproach came In a stony volco that Bcomcd to have no emotion in it. "Yes , we have made a mistake , Kitty , " said John , sighing deeply. "I , as you say , should have known. But I did 'not know ! Well , we have faced the , mistake ; perhaps it was wiser faiced. Now let us begin anew. Life cannot bo what It might have been ; but lot us make the best of It , Kitty by-and-by , dear , love may come. " I drew my hands away with a sharp , sudden gesture. He spoke of love , not as though It had been weak and had failed him , but as though It had never been. "It will not come. " I cried , "Love doea not come with bidding , only wearjness. " He stood in silence looking gravely at mo , with n gravity far more stern than gentle. I knew that ho agreed with mo ; he urged no word of pro test , no word of hope. For one long Then suddenly ho sighed , and his tone grew gentle again. "I will not let you go , Kitty. " he add ed , "for your sake , not for mine. You do not know what a young wife , who leaves her home , has to bear how she Is spoken of , what Is thought of her. Though our marriage may have been a mistake , the mistake is made , wo can not escape from it. I regret it , Kitty , as deeply as you do. But , regret as we may , you are still my wife. And I will not have my wife misjudged , light ly sp'oken of. " Even at that moment , though I had pleaded to bo allowed to go , pleaded passionately to bo set free , I was glad that he refused my prayer. Even though ho did not Jove me , even though It was only torture to be with him and to know tlmt his love was not mine , still I was glad that he kept me bound. "Everything else that you ask me , " ho said slowly and steadily , "I will grant. I will do what you will. You shall live your own life ; you shall be as free as though you had carried out your own wild wish and had escaped from me. " 1 was silent. "I will not see you more than I can help , " ho continued In , the same cold steady tone. "You shall be free , as free as I can muko you. 1 promise. Are you satisfied ? " "Yes , " i said faintly. And ho turned without another word and left me. CHAPTER XIII. "My dear Kate , " said Aunt Jane , un tying her bonnet-string na though she meant her call to bo a long one , and looking at me slowly from top to too disapprovingly , I have no dealre - whatever ever to Interfere with you. Yojir. af fairs are no longer any business of mine , and I refrain offering you my opinion , I only ask you one question why , whenever I come , is John nl- wayn out ? " Aunt Jane waited , but I did not offer lo answer her question. "I call In the morning , " she con tinued "he la at his office ; that , of course , IH as It should be. But I call about luncheon-time ; ho la lunching at tils club , and pcrhupa you are not aware , Kate , that luncheon at a club IB an expensive luxury. Saves time ? Nonsense ! A 'bus saves time , and is cheaper. I call In the afternoon late In the afternoon , toward dusk John Is nt the office still. I call in the even ing and John Is out again. I have no wish to pry John's affairs are his own but I know as a fact that he has not spent an evening at home for the past five days. Twice he dined at the club. Twice he dined with his sister and Madame Arnatid. Ono night , who knows where he dined ? Now , Kate , why is it ? " I had lost my old fear of Aunt Jane. I replied calmly enough. "I don't want to talk nbout myself and John , " I said. "Very naturally not , " returned Aunt Jane with severity. "You know as well as I do that , If John dinca out on five consecutive nights , it is you who are to blame. You drive him away from home. You have a cough , Kate ; you should cure that cough ; men dislike a cough exceedingly. " I smiled ; I could not help it. For Aunt Jane to preach wifely duties of self-abnegation was too humorous. "When John comes In , Kate , do you meet him with a pleasant smile ? Do you lay aside your work to attend to him ? Do you try to converse with him on topics of Interest to him ? " In spite of my heavy spirits , I smiled again. I was thinking of the cold wel comes that Uncle Richard was wont to receive ; she guessed something of my thought perhaps. "Yours is not an ordinary marriage , " she added in her coldest tone. "You have to remember John's goodness to you. " "I remember It constantly. " Aunt Jane regarded me with an un friendly scrutiny. "You have a house of your own , " she continued , "and servants of your own. Yon dress well Indeed , I may say ex travagantly ; you have everything that heart can desire. " "Everything , " I said , looking dully at her with a blank glance. "I am ono of the very happiest of people. She still eyed me suspiciously. "If ho had not married you , what would have become of you ? Do you ever think of that ? " she demanded In an admonishing tone. "I am thinking of it always. Don't bo afraid , Aunt Jane ; I realize John's kindness more often and more fully than you can possibly do ! " "Kate , you are excited hysterical. And you cough constantly. What" la the matter with you ? " "Nothing. A little cold. " "You have a hectic spot of color In each cheek. Have you seen a doctor ? " "No. " "I shall advise John to send for one. Ono visit may set you right , and save a heavy bill later on. Your health , Kate , is a most Important matter ; an ailing wife wears out the patience of the most patient husband. What does John think of that cough of yours ? " "Ho does not know I have it. " "Does not know ! " My face grew hot as I made my con fession. " 'I see very little of John , " I said , trying to speak simply. "And I am not always coughing. Don't talk to him about It. I won't have a doctor , not even if you speak to John. " Aunt Jane let the subject drop. I thought I should have had my way a thought that spoke ill for my dis cernment. Aunt June met John as ho returned home , bade him walk back with her and listen to her. Before an hour had passed a doctor was attend ing me. It was decreed that I should go to bed , a'nd that I sliould stay there for a week. ' Would I have Aunt Jane or one or tno gins come ana nurse me : ( To be continued. ) BROKEN TROLLEY WIRE. Hunger to 1'nsierii-bjr Removed by u New Invention. A Chicago electrician has Invented a device by which a trolley wire becomes dead as soon us It breaks. The device la intended to make the so-called live wire perfectly harmless * The Invention consists of an automatic circuit-break er , and Us application will require no change In the present generating and feeding machinery. The current is led from the dynamo through the new cir cuit-breaker , which Is u simple auto matic switch , and thence out along the trolley wire. The current will run the same course as before from the dyna mo along the wire through the propell ing mechanism of the car , Into the ground rail and returning to the ground pole of the generator. A small auxiliary wire , which leads a constant current back from the overhead wire and makes a completely conducted cir cuit , Is. the second feature of the In vention. This side current , the voltage of which Is Insignificant and docs not weaken the feeder , keeps the switch closed nnd the line Is charged. The moment a break occurs on the feeding or power line the auxiliary current is broken. The switch opens instantly and not a single ampere goes out on the circuit until the main line is again repaired. Buffalo Express. ClreiU Good Luck. Jones They say Smith's three daughters nil got engaged to foreign noblemen while at the "shore , " and that Smith is tickled to death about It. Brown Yes. He's Just found out that they are all dry goods clerks and self- supporting. Judge. All men wish to have truth on their side , but few to be on the side of truth. TEUSTS AND PARTIES. RECORD SHOWS WHO HAS FAVORED THEM. An Antl-Trott Campaign on the Tart of Hin Democrat * \vllli t'lc velum ! Utn Thrown In , Would lie a Stock. The Examiner , after quoting the tatcmcnt of ex-United States Senator V. D. Washburn of Minnesota tlmt the lepublican party ought to put forth Its till strength and legislate against rusts , remarks that Mr. Washburn and ils friends do not say how they are going to do this and at the same time rain under the leadership of Ilanna. t would Indeed be difficult for any party , under any leadership , to mark out a lawful plan of attack upon the rnsts , but not more so for the Ilcpub- ieans than for the party of Calvin S. 3rlce , Coal Oil Payne , William C. Whitney , .1. Plerpont Morgan and the ate Roswcll P. Flower , to say noth- ng of Richard Croker , whose Interests arc almost as securely wrapped up In trusts as they are In thieving. We might add that remarks about the lead ership of Hanna come with bad grace from a newspaper which favors the election for governor of Ohio of John R. McLean , who is the richer man of the two and was mainly Instrumental In foisting Joseph Hoadley.a trust law yer , and Henry B. Payne of the Stand ard Oil company , upon the Ohio gov ernorship and scnatorshlp respectively. If Hanna is indeed for trusts It is not for the western organ of John 11. Mc Lean to think any the less of him be cause of it. Criticisms of Senator Hanna do not conceal the fact , however , that during the past few years the Republicans have been more active against trusts than the Democrats. The Fifty-third congress , Democratic , did not move a finger against them , and it was left tea a Republican congress to pass the Sher man anti-trust law. Last winter and spring the most drastic laws for the suppression of these great combines were passed by Republican legislatures , the one exception , proving the rule , be ing the legislature of Texas. As a mat ter of fact , there Is no politics In trusts. They are no more Republican and no less Democratic than partnerships are. What are the politics of the Anaconda Copper company , the Standard Oil , the Sugar trust and the Diamond Match company ? The Examiner lays especial stress not only upon Hanna , but Grlggs. Bif ? what Is the offense of the Republican attorney general ? He refused , as in duty bound , to make a federal matter out of a wrong which could look for lawful redress only in state courts. His Democratic predecesor , Richard Olney , did worse , as we shall show by a quo tation from the Examiner itself of a past date : "It is probable.that the indifference or hostility of the attorney generals of the United States to the anti-trust laws has had something to do with failure of the statutes to accomplish anything. Attorney General Olney frankly stated his belief that the Sherman law was unconstitutional , and the remarkable decision of the Supreme court In the Sugar trust case has the effect that the power of the United States over In terstate commerce applied only to per sons and corporations whose principal business is handling goods for sale and not to those whoso principal business is manufacturing , and that the sugar trust's business was mainly manufac turing and not selling sugar , seemed to support It. " How can Republican Attorney Gen eral Grlggs' attitude compromise his party any more than Democratic At torney General Olney'a ? It Is idle and in some degree vicious to talk of trusts as the wards and pets of parties. They are no more so than corporations. If'they are harmful the damage falls alike upon the Republican and Democrat ; If advantageous the profits and rewards are common to both. Only demagogues seek to create a contrary Impression. San Francisco Chronicle. GOVERNMENT REVENUES. Splendid Showing of tlio IMiiglcy I.a\v Confound * 1'reo Traders. At the risk of appearing to display excessive brutality toward a foolish and Ignorant contemporary invite attention to the government finances for September. The revenues have been so large that the month probably will show a surplus of $7,000,000 , and the first quarter of the fiscal year a sur plus of more than $2,000,000. Possibly our readers may recall that at the end of July , the first month of the fiscal year , we took the New York World to task for the most remark able exhibition of stupidity about gov ernment finances or the most reckless perversion of facts which we had ob served In a long time. What the World did was to take the July def icit , and , using that as a monthly average of deficit , figure out and sol emnly predict for the fiscal year a def icit of more than $100,000,000. At that time wo explained to our Ignorant con temporary that July deficits always were enormous owing to the excessive expenditures which the government Is compelled .to make In the opening month of Its business year. Also , we warned that Democratic organ , which Is the fiercest enemy of the Dlngley tariff and the most ardent champion of Agulnaldo , that the July showing was In reality a very fine one , as the deficit of that month was smaller than it had been for many years and that It boded well for the future. The September figures show whether we were right or not , and they teach BO emphatic a lesson that we are hoping that even papers so reckless or Ignor ant aa the World may bear It In mind when discussing the tariff , FederU rover tics and other questions of gov ernment and administration. Accord- lag to the World , we should have had for September n deficit of more than ? 8,000,000 , and for the quarter just endIng - Ing a deficit of more than $25,000,000. The facts which hit the World In the pit of the stomach are that we shall have for September a surplus of $7,000- 000 , and for the first quarter a surplus of $2,000,000. Need anything more bo said ? New York Press. FATHER OF THE TRUSTS. I/tck of Cninputltloii Would Trove Their Mmt I'otont Ally. That the tariff Is the father of the trusts has been asserted by Mr. Have- meyer , but It has been disproved. That prosperity wlis the father of the trusts has also been asserted. Prosperity has been the cause of the organization of a large number of trusts , but it Is the enemy of trusts that attempt to ad vance prices and resrlct the price of la bor. This has been illustrated In the past few months to the satisfaction of all who have kept posted in regard to the progress of trusts and combina tions. No sooner than an industrial combination has attempted to advance prices beyond a reasonable profit than competition has sprung up. When "good times" prevail capital Is on the alert for opportunities for investment , and when any combination like the Sugar trust begins to make large prof its by advancing prices , this capital Is available for the organization of competing corporations , which bring down prices to a reasonable basis. In the hard times brought about by the Wilson free trade law the trusts enjoyed Immunity from such competi tion , for there was no money to Invest In the building of competitive mills and factories. Then the trusts easily controlled the markets.whlle now at the first evidence of unusual profits there springs up a competitor which serves as a balance wheel to prices. These facts show that hard times are the best aid to trusts , and that neither the tariff nor prosperity are to be held responsible for the crimes that are committed In the names of the trusts. Tacoma ( Wash. ) Ledger. "It Is a Wise Child , " Etc. Uncle Sam "What Is the matter , little boy ? " Little Boy "I'm looking for my father and mother. Nobody can tell me who they are. " Uncle Sam "Never mind , little boy. In your case It Isn't so much a question of parentage as of proper discipline and restraint. We'll look after you all right. " Lot Well KnoiiRli Alone. The south and west are not looking to the east to furnish them money with which to move their crops. These sections are now better off financially than they have been for years. Ar kansas Gazette. In other words , "General Prosperity , " of whom Colonel Bryan was wont to make facetious remarks a short time ago , is becoming tolerably well known to the voters of the west and south. When the leading Bryan organ of Ar kansas concedes that prosperity has come it may be taken as a tacit confes sion that all of Bryan's calamity prophesies ir the campaign of ' 96 were mere bosh to fool the voters It also may be taken as an honest but sly warning to the voters of Arkansas to prepare for the ravings of windy cal amity howlers of the Bryan stripe.who will soon be abroad In the land ap pealing to them to vote against the party of "Imperialism and corruption. " In short , the Gazette's prosperity Item may be taken as advice to the people to let well enough alone. Little Rock ( Ark. ) State Republican. The C renter Evil. "By removing the high tariff , " says the New York Journal , "the power of the trusts would be greatly curtailed and competition could no longer be re stricted. Neither the producer nor the consumer would be forced to contribute to capital unjustly. " No doubt , BO far as Americans are concerned , for the contributions would go to foreign capi tal , which Is employing pauper labor. Even with the evils made by the trusts , they are a thousand times less than the results of free trade. A compari son of present condition , with a large number of trusts In operation , with the terrible effects of free trade on the people ple of this country , will speedily con vince any reasonable man that we much prefer the trusts than to're stricting or even abolishing them by any such remedy , which would be as fatal to our national prosperity as it would be to the trusts. Tacoma ( Wash. ) Ledger. No Inquiries. General Prosperity , wearing gold epaulets. Is visiting Nebraska for the benefit of the Pops , who said there was no such person. Calamity orators have not Inquired for him lately. Erie ( Pa. ) Dispatch. OUR LUMBER TRADE. Him ( he Tariff Una Thrown Open Nonr MurkctK. It ii admitted that the farmers are more prosperous now than In any pre vious year of the decade. This state ment or fact Is resented by the free traders , who insist that the prosperity of the farninrn Is In no way related to the tariff and that the heavy sales or exports of agricultural products are not necessarily an Index to the pros perity of the country at large. Hut 1C the farmers are prosperous they are heavier purchabers than when farming is depressed. They purchase more ag ricultural implements , more clothing , more organs and pianos , more furni ture for their houses , and more build- Ing materials for new houses , and in so doing contribute to the demand that Induces activity in all manufacturing establishments. In an interview published In this newspaper recently It was shown that the tariff on Canadian lumber opened New England and other sections to American lumber manufacturers. It was shown also-that In spite of the ad vance In prices farmers and others are doing so much more building that there is a greatly Increased home de mand. In addition to this It was stated that the foreign demand for ± . American lumber was never so great as now. Most of the lumber , shipped to Europe now Is sold before It reaches the point of consignment , and prices of American lumber have advanced from $3 to $6 per 1,000 feet In the last two years. The tariff on Canadian lumber threw open the New England markets to western lumbermen and prices advanced. At the same time new markets In Europe were opened to American lumber and prices ad vanced there. These facts tell their own story Chicago Inter Ocean. I'hlUCttc. A consular report to the state de partment contains some Interesting facts about a new French drink called "Piquette. " It Is brewed from low- grade American dried apples , includ ing skins , cores , worms , etc. , together with raisins , and as the brew acquires through fermentation just enough of alcohol to give it a piquant taste , but not enough to intoxicate the drinker , it Is becoming very popular among Frenchmen. Last year they drank 60,000,009 gallons of Piquette at 2 cents a glass. It is said that the French people have taken kindly to the new tipple , because of the vast amount of adulter ation practiced in the production ot cheap French clarets , and that Piq uette , being too cheap to be adulter ated , is steadily growing In favor. Frenchmen do not like to be poisoned In their drink. It is only Americans who persist in preferring deleterious , decoctions bearing foreign labels to " the pure and wholesome wines of American makes. They would rather drink foieign stuff , real or alleged , drugs and all , than patronize a perfect ly honest and in all ways a better arti cle made in America. Some day Amer ican wine drinkers will wake up to the folly of this sort of thing. What Alia McI.ciiDBborn ? There is prosperity in the country , but unfortunately it is confined to the men with money. Those without it have seldom , as a whole , been worse off. Even If they are employed the cost of living is great , so dlspropor- tloned to the scale of wages paid that they find It almost impossible to make ends meet. These men begin to anx iously ask what is to become of them. McLeansboro Times. We are sorry to hear that the labor ing men of McLeansboro are in such a condition. Here in Beuton they have work and seem happy and contented. In fact , it is hard to get hands when you want something done. This'same report comes from almost every lo cality in the state , and wo can't see what Is the matter with McLeansboro. We are Inclined to think that the only thing the matter is that Brother Dan iels needs a dose of paregoric. Pos sibly he Is vexed at having to change a five or ten dollar bill every time a farmer pays his subscription. Benton (111. ( ) Republican. Free Trudu nnil Protection. Under free trade the masses must get poorer , because they get less em ployment. If our protective system Is so terrible , and their free-trade system so beneficial , why do foreigners flock hero in such numbers ? How many ot them return to their free country ? Did workingmen ever emigrate to a free-trade country ? Where are the best markets In the world ? Where the people have the most money to spend. Sir Robert Peel was not a protection ist when he uttered the words that England must make her people work cheaper , If they controlled the markets of the world , than the laboring people of the country where they sold their goods. He was the free-trade leader of England , but was manly enough to acquaint the English people of what they had to contend with before they made the leap to a policy which has proven disastrous to them. American Shipbuilder. Has I.tut Us Charm , Col. Bryan , like the funny man on the American stage , makes "local hits. " When ho Is In the east , the heart of America's commercial life , ho lets silver alone and talks on some thing more to the eastern taste. When In the south among his silver- plated followers , he talks free silver. In the west he used to whang away on this one "silver string , " but the prosperity of the west under a pro- ( tectlvo tariff and a gold standard ha9 r * caused the silver tune to lose Us charm for the westerners. Tiffin ( O. ) Tribune.