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NEWS AND CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1897.
6 The Honorable rtm swung COPYRIGHT. I896 BY.J B UPPINCOTT CHAPTER IX. A TALK BEFORE BREAKFAST. Looking ut my watch I found it was little after 3, which meant 6 in Wash ington. Allowing for transmission, a telegram would reach there in time to be on hand with the opening of the de partments. I therefore wired at once to the following effect: Postmaster General, Washington : A peremptory mandamus has been issued by territorial judge to compel mo to deliver to addressee the three registered letters which by your directions, issued Oct. 16, I was to hold pending arrival of Special Agent Jackson. Service of writ will bo mado at 3:45 today un less prevented. Telegraph me instructions how to act. , That done, I had a good tub, took a brisk walk down the track and felt so freshened up as to be none the worse for my sleepless night. I returned to the station a little after 6, and, to my sur prise, found Miss Cullen walking up and down the platform, "Yon aro up early!" we both said together. "Yes," she sighed. "I couldn't sleep hist night." 1 "You're not unwell, I hope?" "No except mentally." I looked a question, and she went on, "I have some worries, and then last night I saw you were all keeping some bad news from me, and so I couldn't sleep.". "Then we did wrong to make a mys tery of it, Miss Cullen, " I said, "for it really isn't anything to trouble about Mr. Camp is simply taking legal steps to try to force me to deliver those let ters to him." "And can he succeed?" "No." "How will you stop him?" "I don't know yet just what we shall do, but if worse comes to worst I will allow myself to be committed for con tempt of court. ' ' "What would they do with you?" "Giye me free board for a time." 1 "Not send you to prison?" "Yes." "Oh," she cried, "that mustn't be! Yon must not make such a sacrifice for M." "I'd do more than that for you," I said. And I couldn't help putting a lit tie emphasis on the la-it word, though I knew I had no right to do it. She nnd' rsteod me i.v.d blushed rosily, even while !-!i" protested, "It is too much" "There's r.rJiy no likelihood," I in tempted, "of my being able to assume a martyr's crown, Miss Cullen, so don't begin to pity me till I'm behind the bars. ' ' "But I can't boar to think" "Don'r. " I interrupted again, rejoic ing all the time at her evident anxiety and blessing my stars for the luck they had brought me. "Why, Miss Cullen,' I weut on, "I've become so interested in your success and the liek'iig of those fellows that I really think I'd stand about anything ra'lier than that they should win. Yesterday, when Mr. Camp threatened to" Then I stopped, as it suddenly occurred to me that it was best not to tell Madge that I might lose my position, for it would look like a kind of bid for her favor, and, besides, would only add to her worries. "Threatened what?" asked Miss Cul len. "Threatened to lose his temper," answered. You know that wasn t what you were going to say, Madge said re proaehfully. "No, it wasn't," I laughed. "Then what was it?" "Nothing worth speaking about." "But I want to know what ho threat ened." "Really, Miss Cullen" I began, but she interrupted mo by saying anxiously ' "Ho can't hurt papa, can he?" "No," I replied. "Or my brothers?" "Ho can't touch any of them without my help. A.vl he'll have work to get that, I raspeet. " "Then why can't yon tell me?" de manded Miss Cullen. "Your refusal makes mo think you are keeping back some danger to them." "Why, Miss Cullen, "I said, "I didn't liko to tell his threat because it seemed well, I may be wrong, but I thought it might look liko an attempt an up peal Oh, pshaw!" I faltered, liko a donkey. "I can't say it as I want to put it." "Then tell me right out what he threatened, " said Madge. "Ho threatened to get me discharged, I said That mado Madge look very sober, and for a moment there was silence, Then sho aid: "I never thought of what yon were risking to help us, Mr. Gordon. And I'm afraid it's too late to" "Don't worry alnmt nm," I hastened to interject. "I'm a long way from be intr discharged, and, even if I should be, Miss Culleu, I know my business, and it won't bo long before I liavo another place." "But it's terrible to think of the in Jury wo may havo caused you," said Modiro sadly. "It makes mo hate the thought of money." "That's a very poor thing to hate, said, "except the lack of it." "Aro you so anxious to get rich?" asked Madge, looking up ut mo quickly DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve Cures Piles, Scalds, Huros. mim fr KJ COMPANY as we walked, for we had been pacing up and down the platform during our chat. "I haven't been till lately," I said. "And what made you change?" sho questioned. Well," I said, fishing round for some reason other than the true one, "perhaps I want to take a rest." "Yon are tho worst man for fibs I ever knew," die laughed. I felt myself getting red. while I ex claimed, "Why, Miss Cullen, I don't think I'm a bit worso liar than" "Oh," she cried, interrupting me, "I didn't mean that way. I meant that when you try to lib you always do it so badly that one sees right through you. Now, acknowledge that you wouldn't stop work if you could. " "Well, no, I wouldn't," I owned up. "The truth is, Miss Cullen, that I'd liko to bo rich because well, hang it, I don't care if I do say it because I'm in love. ' ' Madge laughed at my confusion and said, "With money?" No," I said; "with just the nicest, sweetest, prettiest girl in tho world." Madge took a look at mo out of the corner of her eye and 'remarked, "it must be breakfast time." Considering that it was about G:S0, I wanted to ask who was telling a tara diddle now, but I resisted tho tempta tion and said: "No, and I promise not to bother you about my private affairs any more. ' ' Madgo laughed again merrily, say ing: "You aro the most obvious man I ever met. Now why did you say that?" "I thought you were making break fast an excuse," I said, "because you didn't like the subject. "Yum. 1 wiii" .mud. Aladxre frankly. Mm i mm . 'Til J jvnrc Hum Vint fur you." "Tell me ab.iut the girl von aro engaged to." I was so taken aback that I stopped in my walk and merely looked at her. "For instance," she asked coolly, when she saw that I was speechless "what does she look like?" "Like, like" I stammered, still em barrassed by this bold carrying the war into my own camp "like an angel." "Oil," said Madgo eagerly, "I've al ways wanted to know what angels were like! Describe her to me. " "Well," I said, getting my second wind, so to speak, ' ' she hiis tho bluest eyes I've ever seen. Why, Miss Cullen, you said you'd never seen anything so blno as the sky yesterday, but even the atmosphere of 'rainless Arizona' has to take a back seat when her eyes are round. And they are just like tho at mnsphere out here. You can look into them for 100 miles, but you can't get to tho bottom. "The Arizona sky is wonderful, " said Madge. "How do tho scientists account for it?" I wasn't going to have my description of Miss Culleu sido tracked, for since she had given me the chance I wanted her to know just what I thought of her. I didn't follow lead on the Arizona skies, but weut on: "And I really think her hair is just as beautiful as her eyes. It's light brown, very curly and" "Her complexion!" exclaimed Madge "Is sho a mulatto, and, if so, how can a complexion be curly?" "Her complexion, " I said, not a bit rat tied,," is anot her groat beauty of hers Sho has one of those skins" - "Furs are out of fashion at present," she interjected, laughing wickedly. "Now, look here, Miss Cullen!" I cried indignantly. "I'm not going to let even you make fun of her." "I can't help it," she laughed, "when you look so serious and intense." "It's something I feel intense about, Miss Cullen," I said, not a little pained I confess, ut tho way she was joking. don't mind a bit being laughed at, but Miss Cullen knew about as well as whom I was talking about, and it seemed to mo sho was laughing at my lovo for her. Under this impression I went on: "I suppose it is funny to you. Probably so many men havo been in lovo with you that it has como to mean very little in your eyes. But out hero we don't make a joko of lovo, and when we cart for a woman wo care well, it's not to bo put in words, Miss Cullen." 1 really eiuu t mean to hurt your feelings, ' Mr. Gordon," said Madge, gently, and quite serious now. "I ought not to havo tried to tease yon." a 11 .1 .1 ti :tt u "There!" I sa'd, my irritation en tirely gone. "I had no r:r:l.t to lose my tenicr, and I'm sorry I spoke so un kindly. The truth is. Miss Cullen, tho girl I care for is in lovo with anothei man, and so I'm bitter and ill natured in these days." My companion stopped walking at the steps of 21S and said, "Has she told you so?" "No," I answered. "Bat it's as plain as she's pretty. " Madge ran up the steps and opened tho door of tho car. As sho turned to close it she looked down at me with the oddest of express tons and said: "How dreadfully ngly sho must be!" CIIAPTEIi X. WAITING FOIS HELP. If ever a fellow was bewildered by a single speech, it was Richard Gordon. I walked up and down that platform till I was called to breakfast, trying to de cide what Miss Cullen had expressed, only to succeed in reading CO different meanings in her parting six words. I wanted to tlrnk that it was her way of suggesting that I deceived myself in thinking that there was anything be tween Lord Ralios and herself; but, though I wished to believe this, I had seen too much to the contrary to take stock in the idea. Yet I couldn't believe that M.idge was a coquette. I became angry and k t with myself for even thinking it for a moment. Puzzle as I did over the words, I managed to eat a good breakfast and then went into the Cullous' car and electrified the party by telling them of Camp's and Fred's dispatches and how I had como to overhear the former. Mr. Cullen and Albert couldn't say enough about my cleverness in what had really been pure luck and seemed to think I had sat up all nip-lit in order to hear that telegram. The person for whoso opinion I eared tho most, Miss Cullen, didn't say anything, but she gave me a look that set my heart beating like a trip hammer raid made me put t he most hopeful construction on that speech of hers. It seemed impossible that she didn't care for Lord Ralios and that sho might care for me; but, after having had no hope whatsoever, the smallest crumb of a chance nearly lifted me off my feet. We had a eonsuit.iv,n over what was best to be done, but didn't reach any definite conclusion rill the station agent brought me a telegram from the post master general. Bre;iking it open, I read aloud: Do not allow service of writ and retain poS' Bession of letters according tu prior instruc tions. At the request of this department tun Secretary of war lias directed the command lug oiliccr at Fort Whipple to furnish you with military protection, and you will call upon him at once, if in your judgment it is necessary. On no account surrender United States property to territorial authorities. Keep department notmed. "Oli, splendid!" cried Madge, clap ping her hands. "Mr. Camp 'will find that other poo- pic can give surprise parties as well as himself," I said cheerfully. "You'll telegraph ut once?" asked Mr. Caiiui. "Instantly," I said, rising, and add ed, "Don't you want to see what I Bay, Miss Cullen?" "Of course I do!" she cried, eagerly jumping up. Lord Italics scowled as he said: "Yes. Let's see what Mr. Superintt ndcut has to say. "Yon needn't trouble yourself," I said. But he followed us into the sta tion. I was disgust od, but ut the same timii it seemed to me that he had come because he was jealous, and that wasn't an unpleasant thought. Whatever his motive lie was a third party in the writ ing of that telegram and had to stand by while Miss Cullen and I discussed and drafted it. I didn't t:y to make it any too brief, not merely asking for a guard and when I might expect it, but giving lis well a pretty full history of Case, winch was hardly necessary. "You'll bankrupt yourself," laughed Madge. 'luu must let us pay." "I'll let yon pay, Miss Cullen, if you Want, I said. How much is it, Welp- ly?" I asked, shoving the blanks in to the operator. "Nothin for a lady," said Welply, grinning. "There. M'ss Cullen," I said. "Does tho cost come up to that in gallantry?" rMy?-u, . a . ikK''. ! VV.-.-j , "Oil) IllUfll Ixlt, H'l )();" I united. "Do you really mean that there is no charge?" demanded Madge incredulous ly, with her purse in her hand. "That's the size of it," said the oper ator. To be continued.! There In a CIuhs of l'eiiple. Who are injured by the use of coffee Recently there has been placed in al the grocery stores a new preparation called lJRAIN-0,made of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most delicate stomach receives without distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over as much. Children may drink it with great benefit. 15 cts. and 23 cts. per package. Try it. Ask (JRA1NO. for Not only piles of the very worst kind can be cured by BeWitt's Witch Hazel (salve, but eczema, scalds, burns, liruisen, boils, ulcers and all other skin troubles can be instantly relieved by tlm same remedy. (1. 1J. Fosh, Uoo. li. Allen, II. ,1. Uwinell, Klmttuck & Son J. .1. Veaien, Dr. Hubbell. i ,1 V 1 mm argains If space would permit, we might offer a great variety of bargains, only a few of which we will mention. ooo yards of Extra Quality Ginghams at i;c per yard A large variety of Wash Goods, in io Some new patterns in Novelty Goods, yard. We have a better line of Ladies' before, being a direct importation If in need of a Jacket or Gape ! don't forget to call and see our Jackets, silk lined Capes Mil LIISIEIFRY I Don't forget to call at our Millinery door, if vou are in pursuit of any thing in the line of Spring and Summer Millinery. We have a large stock to select from and prices equal to the lowest. Respectfully, Wolcott, Vt., May 10, 1897. 20 Years Ago ? Yes. He took a policy with the Fquitable. It was a twenty payment life policy. He paid, in all, the sum of $776.60. The Equitable now gives him his choice of the following settlements :- 1. 2. 3- Life Annuity of Cash, Paid up Assurance, ( Life Annuity of ( and paid up Assurance, Cash Surplus, and paid up assurance, 5- This ought to satisfy anybody. But we have other plans we would like to have you know about. For further information apply to W. EL S. WEilTGGIB, General Agent, BURLINGTON, VT., Or GILBERT I. LOWE, Agent, tiorrisviiie, Vt. 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Treasurer. yard patterns at 5c per yard prices ranging from 12c to 50c per and Children's Hosiery than ever from Germany. line. from $4.50 to $6.00 each from $3.50 to $7.00 each $ 98.00 1011.00 1710.00 40.00 1000.00 420.54 1000.00 each Child's Suit SPP Billlil - " .... V IV No. 9.. Anagram. Kl70i.lt tins four feet; it must, I know. Hi c.tnse ir.y Webst'-r tells me so. Of lugs it h m no kind of need. It earn, .r run ner ernwl indeed. And, what is mor , this sfningu complete H;is never Mood upun its feet. It eaiinut love, it CMiinot hato K"c;iui it is iimmmutc. Ko substance in it we or:n find, , Though of something 'tis a kind. i Beek it not 'inougst living tilings, ' But rather in iiyperoan springs, ; Where tho inus, s aro enshrined And poets inspiration till'1.. i Indeed its res:deiiea must be Among the sons of poetry. Purh:ips you'll lind the name revealed In "i-aihks' cap" whero 'tis concealed. Ko. 90. A Unable Wreath. Tho loft wreath, tho eight stnrs, a fami ly of well known 1Uwits adapted to both garden and w indow- culture. Some varie ties are scarlet, some pink, some white Some lire odorless, some very fragrant. ItH language is "Gentility," "Comforting," "Preference." The right vrrc.ith Is also w-ell known. If) has been cultivated for at least 300 years. It is yellow and brown, without ugreeablo odor. Its language is "Grief." No. 07. Transposition. t Fiiist is a blemish, I'll admit; To sccomi'h not to walk a bit; The tin i:d's to cause to go by mail; The koi'isth are vessels not a pail; Tile ki.nai. finishes the grist. And overbalances the list. Ko. Ps. Three Square Puzzle. With 17 mutches or :ieees of wood of tha same length make the figure here shown. The puz.le is to remove only live matches and yet le:ie no move than three perfect squares of tin? same size remaining. No. Ef. Curious Changes. 1. Behead and curtail n, nocturnal ani mal nil ied to tho monkeys und leave an Australian bird. 2. lieliead twice and curtail twice tho European I ison and leave a monstrous bird of Arabian mythology. 3. Ueiuait twice an animal of Peru and leave a South American rodent. 4. Behead a email hound and leavo a large I'inl. 5. Behead a domestic I ml and leave a wild one ti. Syncopate a liird and leave a useful animal T. Sy tu'oj ate a Ijii'd iind leavoadomcstio animal People of Whom Vou Have Heard. The young lean who cast his eye on a young lady coining out of church has had it replaced and now sees as well ns ever. The man who could not trust his feel ings is supposed to do liiisiness on a cash principle The lady who went. o!T in hysterics camo back on the L" mad. Tlie gentleman who went too far in an argument was hrouglithonieon a stretcher. The man who wrestled with adversity wore out the knees of his trousers and got worsted. Tho man who jumped up on the spur of tho moment was soon glad to sit down again. The pirl who hurst into tears has been put together. Tho young man who (lew into a passion has had his wings clipped Tho young man who was taken by sur prise has returned , The man who painted the signs of the times is now out of a job. It is rumored that distance lent enchant ment to the view, and now tho view re fuses to return it The man who was moved to tears com plains of thedampness of the premises and wishes to be moved back again. Life. Key to the Puzzler. No. 8(1. Beheading: l'1-ague. Ko. 87. 1 iiioi'ial Kelmses: 1. To accu mulate wealth use all honest and honora ble eiTort s, but regard overreaching us in famous. Tiie kindest und tho happiest pair will lind occasion to lorbenr. Ko. NS. M.t.-ig.aui: 1. Dingle. 3. Sin gle. 3. Mingle 4. Tingle. 6. Jingle. Ko. b'.l. Oblicp:o Rectangle: li 11 O 1) II A M 10 S K () M AX IC U K N I 7, 10 N b 17. 7. L 10 S C KB BULK N 10 U II I N K S B 1 1) K It S 10 K 10 M A ! 10 II A j S .-..'I No. f)0. Fnignm: Will Carleton. ' Ko. 1)1. "-Diamonds: T F A O L I H 10 B FIBULAE T A U II BA TKD OKLATI K B A T 1 N K K N 1) T A It L I II 10 B T I T U B A It IA1IU BA T 10 D RIO BA TKI) B A T 10 11 U 10 I) I) Ko. !','. A Chnin Puzzle: Karth-wonu, worm-wood, wood-rock, cock-pit, pit-conl, coal black, Black -sea, sea-chest, chest-nut," mit-bono, bone's, nrl.h. Ko. UN. Deenpltatirin. 1. Aslope. 3. Slope, il. Bope. 4. Ope. fi. l'e. ti. K. No. t(4. Anagrams: 1. Meringue 1111 tng for cuke. S!. Cheese sandwiches. 3. Pressed com beef. 4. Scrambled eggs. 5. Pickled cabbage. (I. HueklelM-rry enko. 7. Stewed t imatocs h. J.yonnuise pota toes. 9. Custard pudding saileo. lo. Lobster bisque. 11. Tomato soup, la C'hoeolato blancmange ' 13. Welsh rare bit. 1 1. Braised beet. 15. Hominy croquettes