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TUB AIT A DAILY BEE : STNDAV , "F13IVRITA < RY 21 , 1807. 11
P < ez THE MUTABLE MANY. BY ROBERT BARR. the Story of labor Union. A Tale ol Present Day Problems. With tpttodei from Real Ufa. = = * 3 feSg5SggS5 5 S ( Copyright. ISM , by Ilobert Burr. ) CHAI'TEIl XXV. Sartwcll , as ho had written to his dnughtc and telegraphed to Harncy Hope , found htm self very busy , now the men had come line ! Although ho dismissed none who had take part In the strike , ho rearranged with dogged nitlilessneis the whole service of tli works. Few men got their old Jobs bac again , or tliclr old wages. There were prc motions and rctrogradatlons , nllhnuRh none ono was discharged. At first It seemed t the men that this was a mere brutal dlspla of power , presided over by wanton cnprlc ( but as time went on they begun to see th KllmmorttiR of a method In the weaving i the web. Those- who were degraded to in meanest and most poorly paid work the fln had to offer wcro tlio men who had bee moat hot-headed In bringing on the utrlk and the most persistent In opposing Its cm elusion. The soberer heads among the mei who had been thrust Into the backKioun during the agitation , wcro In every lnptanc given promotion and higher pay ; and t these changes took place ono after another- for Sartwcll was not the man to dlsorganl ; Ilia works by any awoeplngly radical change the general conclusion was that the mar ngcr merely desired to show the mun tlit those whom they had valued lightly wcr the workmen whom ho prized. Yet It roul not bo denied , oven by these who lost In tli gnmo of reorganization , that the moro cor servntlvo men thus advanced were amen the most capable workmen In the factor ; They wore the men who had most to los by a strike , and had naturally been mo : reluctant to enter Into a contest the end ( which no ono could foreteo. tly and by began to be suspected that the managi must have In his possession a complete at accurate record of every action and fipcei ilitrlng the strike. KO entirely did his Mill Ing about of the pawns , which ho played wl nuch cool and sllunt rclentlcssness , colneli with the doings of each pleco during tl trouble they thought wan past and hoped hi been forgotten. In tome Instances It ncenn ns If Sartwcll had deliberately marked tl contrast by bringing the tie-graded and tl elevated Into purposeful juxtaposition , KO th his design In showing that he held the futu of each man In his hand could not bo ml understood by oven the most stupid of li employes. It was a grim object lesson , a parent- ! Intended to convey Sartw ell's dctc initiation to stick by the men , who , evi remotely , had sympathized with him In tl late struggle : for not a word was spolic and when a man protested humbly again dobasomcnt , the manager made no icply , ai the workman l.now he had either to subn or to apply for his wages at the ofllco. In no Instance was the ovHcnce of Sai well's silent wrath more manifest than In t cases of Ilraunt and Sclmmlns. The t\ men had been equal In position when t strike began , although Sclnunliis recelv rather more money than Ilraunt. Nc Ilraunt was made superintendent of the tipp floor , whore most ot the employesve women and boys , whllo Selmmlns was glvi the woik which one of the boys who d not return at the end of the strike h 7 done. Sclmnilns had the double humlllatl of being under the none too gentle orders the big Yoikshlreman whom he had flout during the strike , and also of having to o ccpt llttlo more than a boy's wages. I cursed Sartwcll loud and often ; but the ma ager was a mun who paid little heed to t curses of others , and Sclmmlns was not a position to refuse the small pay ho i celved. Sartwcll had at least arranges ! the Interl economy of the factory to Ills liking , ai was just promising himself a few days fr from worry down at Kastbourne , when most unlooked-for disaster overturned i his plans. Shortly before the dinner ho lie 'Was coming down the stairs from tl upper floor , when a shriek , which sccnu to bo the combined voices of these he h : \cft a moment before , paralyzed him whu ho stood. The llrst thought that flash through his mind was that Itr.iunt hi gene suddenly mad , and , perhaps , kllli Eomo one , for the manager had notice slnco nraunt's promotion , that he som times spoke wildly , whllo now and aga there was a dangerous maniacal gleam his eyes which betokened latent Insanlt Deforo ho could turn around two dishevel * Bcrcamlng women nassed him. "What's wrong ? " he shouted after thei "Klro ! " they shrieked back at him i they lied. As Sartwoll bounded up the stairs he m no moro coming down. Ho heard outside the yard a man's deep voice hoarsely bltoii Ing "Fire ! Fire ! " The manager's hea sank as he thought of the numbers on tl upper floor , the narrow stairway , and tl single oxlt. The other floors were reaso ubly safe , with broad stairways and wli doors ; but the upper floor , which former had but few occupants , had long been source of anxiety to him. fearing , as 1 did , Just such n catastrophe as now sepim Imminent. Tim remedying of this had oftt been agreed upon by both the owners ai himself , and WUR among the good Intcntloi wjilch were at various times postponed a more convenient season and now the ci of "Klre ! " was ringing In his cars , and tl narrow stair was thu only means of c capo. He found the open doorway blocked I n mass of howling human beings , each wl to escape and making 'escape Imposslbl They were wedged and Immovable , mai too tightly compressed to struggle , whl others further back threshed wildly oho with their arms , trying to flght their wi to safety. The dangerous aromatic smell of burnli plno filled the ulr , and smoke poured i through thu lift shaft and rolled In evcr-l creasing density along the colling. There \ \ no llamo as yet ; but If thu Jam could not broken , It would not Jiecd the flro lUelf smothur the llfo out of these In the hopele contest. "Stand back there , " cried Stortwcll. "The Is no danger If you keep cool. All of you , back to your places. I'll go In with you ai be the last to leave , so there's nothing fear. " A red tongue of flame flashed for \ twinkling of an uyo amid the black mu oh disappearing almost as soon as It came , b Bonding a momentary glow like sheet llgli nlng aver the rapidly darkening room. was a brlPf but ominous reply to Sartweli words , and lie saw ho might as well ha spoken te the tempest. Ho tried to extrlca ono ot the girls , who o wildly Blaring cy and pallid lips showed she was bulng crush to death , hut she wan wedged ns ( Irmly In tl mans as If cemented there , Sartwoll , with Kroim of diva ] , air , baw ho was powerless In tl Xaco. of Uijs Irresistible panic , He was 11 tacking the wedge at ha point , and to w at a tremendous disadvantage , An nngry roar , louder than Ills shout h ; boon , called his attention to the fact th Ilraunt was making an assault on the wed ; from thu rear. The big man , tiding his li ineiiso strength mercilessly , was cleaving li way through the innss , grasping the wonu with both hands by the ehoulderu and II In Ing them , with a reckless carelessness consequences , behind lilvi , fighting hid wi Inch by Inch toward the door , "Stand back , yo villain , " Ilrnunt roared Bclmnilns , who , crazed by fear , was train Hug down nil iihead of him In his frantic t forts to escape. "It's every ono for himself , " Ecroann Bclmmlns. "I have as much right to my 11 as you have to yours. " "Stand back , yu ruffian , or Ah'll strung . _ yo when Ah get ma hands on ye. Stai T yo there , Mr. Surtnell , an1 catch them win 1 Ah throw them t1 ye. The women fin Kllng them down past tlm turn o' the atal an1 they'll bo safe. Stand yo there ; Ah be at the door this minute. We'll ha them all out In a Jiffy. " While ho ehouted Ilraunt tore hit ) wi through the crond , and at last readied t knot In the Jam where further progress w impossible , lcre he utood , and by the li pie power of b'a ' arms lifted girl after R\ \ straight up and hurled them over the hea of thoaa in front Into Snrtwell'u urma , w ! puutied them do vu the utalrs , "For God's Hake , Sclimulu * , " cried Sai well , who from his r * 'tlon ' could sen th ( fcar-deinPnled man pressing the crowd or Drautit and hampering him , "be n man ami Rtand back. Don't flghl. There's tlmo foi alt to get out. " "Ah'll crack your skull fur yc. " shoutci Braunt hoarsely over his shoulder. "He member ye'vo to pass mo before yo got to tin stair , an' llttlo good your tlghttn' ' 111 do ye. ' At last the knot dl&solvcd , as * n long Jan on n river suddenly gives way when the kcj log I * removed , llraimt stood now with lilt back against the doorpost , while Sartwcl took hU place at the turn of the stairs itrenuously flinging torn and ragged Items o humanity Into safety. Several of thuse win had been ut the point of the wedge lay a his feat , wiisclcss or dead there was n < tlmo to discover which. Now and then a glr ho hurled down the stairs totlereJ , fell , am lay uhcro pho fell. " \Vhy \ doesn't eonio ono come to earn thoiio women out 7" groaned Iho manager who had naked oao nflcr another whom hi had saved to wnd help to him. At last two of his men nppcared. "It's a bad fire. Mr. Sartwell , said one. "Yrs , yes , 1 know. Take down two each , 1 you can , and send up more men. Tell thi clerks to see that the Iron doors between tin buildings arc closed. Are the firemen here ? ' "Five englnce. sir. " "Good ! Cet down as quickly as you cat and send tip more help. " "Yo devil ! Tld you think to sneak pas' ' mo ? " cried Itraunt , seizing Schlmmlns , win had at last fought bis way through. "Don't waste tlmo with that man , Draunt My God , don't you BCC the flames ! Tin roof will bo In on us In a minute ! Flint him down hero ! " "He stays behind mo till the last soul'i out , " snarled Draunt between his teeth. Sartwcll said no more. Itjvas no tlmo ti argue or expostulate , and Uraurit , allhougl pinning Schlinmlns to the wall behind him continued to extricate the women as fas ns the manager could pass them along. Tin Knot was continually forming at the door and was ns continually unloosened by tb ( stalwart , Indefatigable arms of IJraunt. "You are smothering me , " whined Schlm mlns. "I hope BO , " said IJraunt. The situation was now hardly to be borne The smoke ascending the stairway met tin Einoko pouring through the door , yet , li splto of the sinokp , the room was bright for a steady column of flame roared ui through the shaft , making It like a bias furnace. "Are they all out , " gasped Sartwell coughing , for the smoke was chocking him. "Ah thing so , sir , but Ah'll have a look Some may be on the floor" and Uraunt as he spnkc , hurled Schlmmlns Into tin loom ahead of him , pushing the door shut so that Sartwell could not hear the mai If ho cried out. The manager , Btrangllni In the smoke , appeared to have forgottei that Schlmmlns was there. "Down on your hands and knees , ye houm and see If any o' the women yo felled an there ! " Schlmmlns was already on his knees. "There's no one here. Open the door- ! opcn the door ! " he cried. Uraunt opened the door an Inch or two "All out , sir ! " ho ehouted. "Thank GoJ for that ! " said Sartwcll "Come down at once. There's not a ino ment to lose. " "I'll bo down as soon as ymi are , sir Uun ! " The manager tumbled down the cracklim stair , not doubting but Draunt followed. "Now , ye crawling serpent , I'm going ti keep yo here till ye're singed. I saw you villainy , ye coward ! " The terror-stricken man mistook the pur port ot nraunt's "words , and thus Icat al chance of life. "I swear to God I didn't mean It ! " In "cried. "The match droppsd before I knowei It. God's truth. It did , Draunt ! " "What ! Ye fired th' works ! Ye ! Will JESSE ! LISTEN ! THE DEAD MAIIOH ! the women hero yo tried to starve 1 Yc dropped the match ! Yo crawling , murderous fiend ! " Draunt crouched like a wild beast about to spring , his crooked fingers , llko claws , twitching nervously. Breathing In short , quick gasps , for the smoke had him by the throat , his fierce eyes glittering In the flames with the fearsome light of Insanity , ho pounced upon his writhing victim and held his ttruggllng figure with arms up- atretchcd above his head. Treading over the quaking Hoar , he shouted : "Down , yo craven devil , Into ths hell yo have made ! " The long , quivering shriek of thj doomed man was wivalloweU and ipicncliij in the torrent of flre. Hi mint atood.ln the center of the trem bling , sagging floor , with his empty hands still above his head , his face upturned , and swaying dimly In the utilling smoke. A fireman's ax crashed In a window ; a spurt of water burst through thu opening and hissed against the celling , "Jernlo ! Jcsslo ! Ustcn ! the 'Dead March ! ' My girl I The real -march ! " With a rending crash the floor sank Into 1 the furnace. a CHAPTER XXVI. Ilarney Hope drove his tandem up and down the parade , to the glory of Kastbourno. but with small satisfaction to himself. Ho did not caru for the ) admiration of those who were strangers to him. Although his state was princely , and had all the exlunlve- ness which attends princeIness ] , it was a condition of things not at all to the liking ot su companionable a man as Ilarney. Ills magnificent plan , which gave employment to an amateur gardener , had apparently mis carried , for no word canto from the girl at the school , and whatever attractions the tandem had for other Inhabitants of Kaat- bourne. It certainly seemed that ICdnn , Sart- wull did not slmru them , at least sulllclently to arrange for a drive with tbo young man , and any of her companions who dared to break tlio rules of tbo school for the giddy whirl of his lofty vehicle. Barney cursed bis luck and also his messenger. Ho was sura It was Mursten's fault ; some clumsiness un his part had undoubtedly spoiled everything , Now that Ilarney thought over Marsten's demeanor when ho returned be saw what ho should have seen at tbo time , from the ruffncss and shortness of the fellow's answers - swers that ho had made a mess of It sonic- haw and was ashamed to confess his failure , Mursten had merely contented himself by saying to Darnoy than he had delivered the letter uuseen and that the girl had given him no message to take back. Darney could get no satisfying particulars from him re garding' the Incidents of tbo meeting. Had ho talked with her ! Ot course he had. It was necessary to explain how he came to be there , What had she said ? She said very little. Had she seemed angry ? She did not seem any too well pleased. And thus Darney , with Industry and persistence , endeavored to draw the Irulh out of a re luctant man , who appeared only too eager to get away and commune with himself , and who evidently did not appreciate the fact that It was the duty of a mciscngcr to communicate full particulars of his em bassy to his chief. Now that Marsten had BO hurriedly gone to London probably loath to admit his diplo matic failure , yet fearing to bo sent on an other mission of the sort Darney WM con vinced there had been some awkward hitch In the proceedings , which was all the more annoying as he could not discover what It was. and so he set about to remedy It with that unfailing tact of which he knew him self to bo possessed. For once In his life Ilarney had to confess that ho did not know what to do. He did not care to return to London and admit defeat oven to himself. One of his favorite boasts was that he never knew defeat ; for whcr to use his own language ho could not pull It off him self , Providence seemed always to st p In and give him the neccssiry aid. Ho begun to fear that his customary accuracy li de tecting the Interposition had for once failed him , for he remembered he had lookul or the unexpected advent of Marsten as a din- tlnct manifestation that fortune still favored him ; but , as day after day passed , and ne answer came to the letter he had sent , Dar < ney began to have doubts as to the genuine ness of the Intervention on this occasion , At last , In deep gloom , ho came to the con clusion that lite under the present circumstances If It had to In stances wa * not worth living , lived In Eastbourne without knowing a soul and reluctantly ho determined to return tc I/omlon. Ho ordered out his tandem for a final exhibition , remembering that , even though he took no pleasure ui It himself , II would bo cruel to deprive the loungers along the parade of their usual delight In watching the elegance of the turnout ami his own skill In handling a teaini placed endwise. After all , the Innocent frequent srs of East bourne were not to blame for what had Imp' pcned , so why should they bo purilsHed unnecessarily ' . necessarily saltl the ever-Just Darncy'to him. self. They should be allowed to feast .then eyca for the last tlmo on the tandem anil 1U master , and heaven help them when he finally departed. Darney mounted his chariot will a sigh ; for , asldo'from the fact that till' was In n measure a last act and last net ; always carry a certain amount of pathos wltli them It Is depressing to have It proven thai one Is after all under no special protection and to have doubt cast on former Instances which heretofore have stood unchallenged. Darney drove his spirited horses with per haps less than his customary dash , a chat ? tencd dignity taking the place of the ex uberant confidence which generally dis tinguished him. The bracing air , the rapid motion , the feeling cf controlling destiny that a man has when ht Is driving a tan dem , all failed to ralso his spirits , as might have been expected , lor the very fact that ho was driving nlonc emphasized his dis appointment , and made this world the hol low mockery It sonietlrtes seems to the most cheerful of us. Ye' how often has It 1 been said , In varying for us , that the dark- I cst hour Is Just befor' tie dawn ! and how I often will men forget that simple nocturnal fact ! a defect ot memory the moio remark able In a person like Darney , who so fre quently had had opportunity , while on hh way homo from a past-midnight revel , ol verifying the phenomenon. Just when hU despair was at Its blackest on Iho fourth drive down the parade he was amazed and delighted to see Edna Sartwell coming down one of the side streets all alone. She had ! a newspaper In h .r hand and wus looking i anxiously , and , as Darney could not fall tc b'ee , furtively , up and down the utreet , np- I parcntly expecting to meet some one , yet fearing1 that her Intention might be divined , Darney understood Iho whole situation In a flash ; she had been afraid to write or had been prevented from writing , and had stolen nlono from the school In the hope of meet ing him. Well , they all did It , so far as Ilarney was concerned ; and , In the glow ol exultation that came over him at this prool I of success , and the assurance that , aftci 'nil. his luck or wlutcver It was had nol deserted him , there was Just a faint , annoy , ing tinge of regret that she was no more proof against his fascinations than all the others had been. Man Is but an uncertain creature at best , and never knows just whal ho does want. A moment before It wouli ! have seemed to him that nothing on earth could have given him greater pleasure thar n sight of her , and yet , now that ho saw hei looking for him , ho was actually sorry she had not been walking unconcernedly alons the pavement like these who wcro stra gers to him. However , It must bo added In Darne ; favor that this feeling ot being perhaps trifle too much Bought after was but tran : tory. and that It did not for a moment lnt < fere with his action. lie pulled up his ten with a suddennem that caused the fro horse to turn round and face Its driver , thn the reins to his grconi , and Jumped do\ with a grace and celerity as charming In ! way t.a wan his driving. The groom disc tangled the horses as Darney accosted Ed with that urbanity which was perhaps 1 distinguishing characteristic. The g seemed surprised to see him , and was plain more than n llttlo embarrassed. "I am glad to meet you ! " cried Darne "Why , the very night of you makes tht < j di old Eastbourne Binllo like a rose , don't y know. I haven't had a eoul to apeak to I ages , and I began to fear I should lose t ia > e of language , I give you my word , I the truth ! I do think that is , 1 did , tin I saw you that Eastbourne Is the dulle spot on earth. " "Thn why did you eotno hero ? " asked t girl. girl."Oh , now , I say , JMIss Sartwcll , thai rather too bad ! It Is. I assure you , Y ( i know I said In my letter I came solely f i the pleasure of seeing you ? " "So you did. I had forgotten. " "Yes ; and you never even answered n note , Mies Sartwrll , I call that rather liar don't you know. " "You see , Mr. Hope , wo are not allowed wrlto letters front the school ; that Is 01 of the strictest rules. " "And are you so afraid of breaking a ru as all that ? When I was at school tl delight of being there was the breakli of all rules and of most other things i well. I thought perhaps you would n mind breaking a rule for once , even If on out of pity for a friend stranded on tb Inhospitable coabt. " Edna blushed when ho spoke of tl breaking of rules ; then she lifted her hoi est eyes to his and said : "I am 'afraid I pay too llttlo attcntlc to the rules after all my pretense of regal for them. I am breaking a rule In belli hero now ; but I was so anxious to see newspaper that I stolt * out to buy one. Tin Is why I am here , and I should not ttan talking to you , but must go back at once , "Dut I say , MUs Sartwell , " protests Darney , "If you break a rule merely to bu a paper , surely you will break another , < keep on fracturing the same one , who you know how much pleasure It will git me to take you for a little drive. " "Oh , I couldn't think of such a thlni Mr. Hope I couldn't ' Indeed , and you mui not ask mo ! I wanted the paper to DC If there was anything more about the fin I should never have known about It had 1 my father not sent mo a slurt lelegram that gave no particulars. I suppose ho did not have tlmo to wrlte.V-r -1 " " " - "What flro ? "The fire at the works. " ' "Dless mei Has there beeij a fire ? " "Didn't you know ? There has been a terrible flro ; the cast wlpij ls destroyed , and two men have lost tjhcfc lives two of the workmen. There woutel , ; have been n frightful loss ot life had. It-/not been for ono ot the men who Is Jlnai. It Is sup posed , so the papers say , pjat In trying to s&vo the lite of the pthor he lost his own. " ( , , , "Dear me ! how perfcctljj atvlul ! I wonder why iMr. Sartwcll didn't Klreme , as neither father nor Monkton Is there. 'You sec I never read the papers myself pevqr have any In terest In them. If a fellow could only know when there Is to bo somcthliifiln ; them worth Whllo It wouldn't bo so b.adp but ono can't go on buying them every , day In the h > po there will sometime be something In them , don't you know. Dcsldes , people generally tell mo all the news , so I don't need to read. I hear even more than I want to hear with out looking at the papers ; but , you eee , I know nobody down. ' here , and sci am slightly behind In the news ot the day. " "I must go now , " repeated Edna , who had listened to Ills remarks with 111-dlsgulsed un easiness. "Oh , but thal's Just what you mustn't dol" HE PROPOSED TO THE GIHL AND WA REJECTED. cried Darney , with great eagerness. "Ha\ pity , It not on my lonelluess , at least on u hopeless Ignorance , don't you know , In a mater tor that I , of all others , ought to be Inte csted vitally -Interested In. You sea the may be no insurance , and perhaps I'm a bej gar may have to sell my tandem don't yc know ; sacrifice my pictures , and all that so of thing. I must hear about the flre , and a about It. It's of more Importance even thr the condition of the worklngman , to me least , dear ns that subject Is and all lute1 woven as 1 may say , with my very ah b Ing the worklngtnan , don't you know. " "Dut , " protested his anxious listener , ' know nothing about the 'insurance ; nothit whatever. You should gtat once to Loud ! by the very first traln. _ There , has been an li quest , and I expect to fjnd.rt , report ot It ' . thla paper. You can buy a paper at the sti tlon , and then you will learn everything th ; Is to be Jtnown until you reach London. " "I say , Miss Sartwell. ' sald Darnoy , in a Injured tone , "you surely can't expect me understand what's In the , iuiper. I nevi could , don't you know.Tllcy , seem to mo print such. ' rubbish. No\v yrfu can explain all to me In. . a very 'shtvt ume you alwa ; make everything so clear. Xu jou will Ju step Into this -cart of inirtc , jlMl drive out town and around behlnd ho school ; then i ono will see us , and you-can reach the much more quickly than , jf you walked , don you know. " ' The girl frowned , and Darney saw wil surprise that she perhppSAhad , after al seme of her father's Impatience. He felt thi ho was , not progressing quite as favorabl as he could wish ; but"a. . few , words woul put that right , If he ; could get her to t with him for a drive. . , " Mr. Hope , " she said , severely , "you wl pardon ms if I say that , under the clrcun stancca , you should be buc-y in London rafln than Idling at Eastbourne ? . An unexpecte calamity has happened ; the business is di ranged and men are out of work Just no when they need it most ; yet here you stan Idly talking of tandems and driving. " Darney opened his eyes wide with astoi Ishment. Here actually was censure , plal and undisguised. He had never encounterc It before from any lady , except pcrhai front his mother and she did not conn for , as he knew , she would be the first i resent blame placed upon hint by any 01 else. else."Dut hut what can I do ? " stammere the unfortunate young man , with stron emphasis on the personal pronoun. "I , of course , don't know ; but that Is wh : I should flnd out if I were In your place , "Nobody pays the least attention to win I say ; they never did , and It's not llkel they're going to begin now. Your fathi didn't even take the trouble to telegrapl although he knows I'm here. " "Ho knows you are hero ? " "Of courfie. He was coining with me , an both of us were going to call upon you ; bu unluckily tor me , he couldn't come , and hci I am stranded ; and I must say , when yc talk like that , I think fate Is a llttlo hai on me. " As the girl looked at him her expresslc softened ; she felt she had been unfair I him , and she had a keen pcnseof Justice. " 1 had no Intention of faying anythin harsh , " she replied. "I merely told yei what I thought any ono In your poaltlc would do. Don't you agree with me ? " "I always agico with you , Mlas Sartwel I'm rather a blockhead , at best , don't yc know ; but I usually recognize the ilgl thing when some ono points It out to m That's one great fault I flnd with mysel .1 don't see things till after every one ell has seen them ; then they nil seem so plal that I wonder I didn't notice them befor Pcoplii are so Itnpaltlent with a fellow llli me , that sometimes I feel sorry for myself- I give you my word I do. If they would tnl a llttlo pains but then , of course , no or over cares whether a fellow goes right e wrong. " "Oh , yrs , they do , " cried the girl qulckl ; " "I'm biire I care very much. "You think you do , " cried Darney di Jectedly ; "but you won't even risk a sllgl scolding ut the school to give mo the advle I need at the time I need It most. Dut that the way of the world , " continued the II used young man with a deep sigh. "All want you to do Is to take a short drive wit mo , and tell mo what you , know of the dli aster , and what you think J ought to d under the circumstances. ' I brought th turnout from London 'on ' purpose to tali you out. It Ibti't as It T wcro BUggestln anything clandestine , for T came with yoi father's approval. I wj-otb to the mlstrei of the school telling lieP'Ho , but she at wcrcd with a sharp reprimand , "Then I wrote dlrectly"io'you , but my le ter was returned with nh'lntlmatlon ' that was trying to do something undcrhandei So you see , I mode every effort to bo squat and honest , but the honest people wouldn have It. That's the sorf'of conduct the drives men to crime. Then I took to mot questionable methods , tirid got that youn follow I forget his name--to ! carry a lette to you. That offended 'yoil- " " ' * ' "Oh , no , "It's nlco of you to say'sb , " Darney wei on. mournfully , "but I < ani'Bo ' , used to dlsa ] polntment that a little eitra , moro or lew doesn't .matter. I see ifow I was wror to send that letter In the way I did I a ways see those things after ; but I was force lntJ it. I expect to end up In prison son day , and never realize my crime until tl Judge sentences mo. I suppose I ought i bo above the need of an encouraging wet now and then , butI don't seem to be. " "What do you wish mo to do ? " asked U girl , a shadb of perplexity coining over hi face. face."All I wish U a llttlo Ktralghtforwan clear-headed advice. Art beckons mo In or direction , and advices me to leaves busln" : alone. You eald Just now * that ray plac was at the works , and that I shouldn't t Idling hero when there was so much to t done. Mr , Sartwell qulto evidently hope I shall keep out of the way , or he woul have told me ot the flre. I seem to bo superfluous person , not wanted anywbcrc- nof even by the police.Vlnt do I wish you to do ? 1 with you to let mo take you for a llttlo drive- Into the country , and tell mo how 1 can help your father at this crisis. " "One U BO conspicuous up there , " she nalJ , glancing with disgust at the waiting tandem. "No ; let us walk to the end of the parado. There wo can sit down , anj I will tell you all I know about the flro , and , It my advlco Is worth anything , you shall have It. After that you must lot TOO walk to the school alone. " Darney was forced to content himself with this , rind ho reluctantly ordered the groom to take the horses to the stables. The two walkexl airing the parade to the most sheltered seat , where they sat down to gether. The young man's mind was In a whirl ; the coldness ot his reception excited htm , and made him fearful ot losing what ha had thought , up to that time , was bin for the asking. He proposed to the girl and was rejected. ( To bo Continued. ) A ItriiilnlHCCiicc of MnnciMV Mtir " 0 , 1MMI. IJy Sir 13d ln Arnold , K. C. I. E. , C. S. I. ( Copyrlsht , 1M > 7 , by Sir IMnln Arnold. ) Once In our lives wo did meet. NnJInc ! The "chnnco of the crowd In the street" It has been . And thinking hereafter of golden-domed Moscow I shall remember you most , NaJInc ! Kxqtilslto eyebrows you bad , NrtJIno ! Wonderful eyes , of a strnngo gray-green ; Tall ns a birch-tree , ntul straight as n Though I put you forever In song , Nnjlnd ! Slmpely niul white was your band , NnJIno ! No pearls llko your teeth In the stores were seen , , . . . And your feet , In their sKy-blua silken slocUlngs , Might hnvo carried n goddess ot Qrccoo , Najinol The speech fell soft from your lp ! < . NnJIm-l As dowdropH from roso-letives slip. lie- Your tongue's bright tnlk , nnd the heir of your laughter , . 'Twnjf cnsy to understand Uuss , isnjlne ! You will hardly recall me for long NaJInel Though 1 put forever In BOIIIT. NnJIno ! Just onee nnd ngaln you may incilltntc On our meeting nnd parting nnd sigh , Na- Jlne ! For" some other to know you nt sight , Na- A girl of a thousand , who mUht have been Were Fnte > but fnlr n duohesa In rntlns , Not 11 modiste from Warsaw , as now , Na- JIno ! You oould wear rich gems In your hair , NnJInel As .well at the best who were there , Xn- Jlno ! Thnt day In the stream of the proud coronation , Hiding in coaches of gold , Nnjlne ! When I helped you out of the pres , Nnjlnol There rnlliMl to your shoulder a trets , Nnjine ! As brown ami plonmlngnnd daintily braided As the Btatoly Tsarlts.t's own locks , Nn- jlne ! They shine llko suns of red gold , NnjIno ! Those cupolas , holy nnd old. on the scene Where \\e two met , In the splendid pro- ccrlon ! While Moscow shouted and clangvd , Na- Jlnc ! Hold nnd iitirple- and whltp , Nnjlne ! Spangled with blue and alight with green ; Homes and pinnacles , palaces , entire-tics Noble your Kremlin did show , Najlnc ! I know It. for not very far , NnJIno ! I watched while you crowned your Tsar , Nnilne ! And tiio dusk of the church was alight with rubles , And the sky burned scarlet with flngs , Nnjlne ! Yet T "write no verse to these worelers , Najlnc ! Nor fins of those clamorous thunders , Na jlnc ! A irny-oycd seamstress ot Warsaw hnuntH me. Thinking of Moscow , and nil , Najlne ! You can hate as well as you love1 , Najlno ! You arc eagle ns well as white dove , I ween ! Some lightning lurked In your glances , I fancied All Polish girl th.it you arc , Najlnc ! Some wrath for a wrong that slept. NnjIno ! Twns a notable silence you kept , Najlno ! While the others huzza's for Tsar and Tfarltsa Have you never forgiven Pojarskl , Najlne ? Ooodby. pleasant friend of one day. Najlne ! Iloavon keep you safe In Its way , Najlne ! I tell you again , when I talk of Moscow. You come to my mind most , dear Najlne ! London , June C , IfOfi. C ( > \\L'iiiA.rrir.s. When a married man has the toothache the whole family suffers. An Alabama girl shot her lover twice and then married him. Ho will be good. When a man marries a woman because she has pretty hair that accounts for the wedlock. The meanest girl has been discovered. She lives in Soincrvllle. Mass , , and ono evening Inst week aho Invited three young men to come and hide behind the portiere's nnd hear another young mnn propose to her. A Minnesota father of triplets went to Washington to learn that the United States government docs not pension triple expan sion populators after all. This country re ally offers few Inducements to positive go- nlus. nlus.On dlt that ono of the handsomest prin cesses of China Is going to marry the mar quis of Quccnswarc. The match was broken oft once and the marquis fired by the girl's father , but matters have been mended now , It Is said , and the nuptials will come off in the spring. Ilev. Dr. William Prnll , rector of St. John's Episcopal church , Detroit , was married the ether day to MIDI Helen' Lothrop of Detroit. Dr. Prall was a rising politician of New Jersey a few years ago. He entered the Episcopal mlnlDtry , however , and for a time wca rector ot an Episcopal church In one of the Oranges. The groom fainted twice at a fashionable wedding In Lexington , Ky. . nnd forgot the ring , but otherwise , a local paper says , the marriage was a pretty affair In pink nnd white , there being six bridesmaids and a maid of honor , and the knot was qulto B2- ciirely tied , the groom's father being one of the officiating clergymen. 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For spring wear the double-breasted sack will , a a rule , be made front cheviots In stripes , checks , plaids or their combina tions , but plain dark cheviots for the coat and vest , and a fancy material for the trous ers , or thu cheviot for the coat and trous ers and a fancy vesting for the vest , will bo the moro tasteful , Kor midsummer wear plain serges , thin homespuns and white flannels will bo tlio favorites , The single-breasted sack coat Is to bo the thing for every men who wonts to dress well and comfortably , and the ntylo that promises to bo the most popular will bu the three-button cutaway , showing just uu cdgo ot the vest below the lowest button. There will bo a center scam In the bach unU'ts the material Is of a light texture - turo or a largo plaid. The bliort collar of last year is to bo superseded by a long collar. Thu covert coat and four-button cutaway sack suit Is to bo ono of the fashionable ) fancies of the season , The suit will bo 'of plaid cheviot and the covert coat half box In style and from tblrty-thrco to thlrty-femr Inches long , The back U to bo wider at the waUt , and there will ho no underarm cut. The trousers will not differ materially from tbo present style , except that they will ap. preach more closely the "peg top" pattern , ami will ho a little moro tightly fitting , Kor summer , white flannel suits will bo In vogue again , and It Is uccdlees to nay thai It will bo a natty uiid decidedly com- Searles & Searlera , SPECIALISTS IN Nervous , Clironio and Private Diseases. SMUAUY. All Private itid UlftorderaotMott Treatment by mall -Consmltatloti fr o. SYPHILIS Cured for life and the polion Ihorour'ilK tlcansed from the system. I'll , 123 , FISTULA and III3CTAL. UIXJKHB , HYUUOCELKa and VAHICOCISLIO permanently and iua < ceasfully cured. Method now nnd unfailing STRICTURE ANB By new method without pain or cutting. ' Call on or address with atamp , Di. Searles & Searles. < * fortablo material for wear In warm weather. Its weight will bo but a few ounces. The coot will bo built on the skeleton principle , with a long collar , notch widths of ono and ono-eimrtcr | Inches and a roll of flvo Inches. The fronts will bu cut away and wtdl rounded to thu bottom. The edges of the coat are to bo single stitched , und the pock ets will bo patched on , as thu Illustration shows. The vest for this suit may bo double or slnglo-breastcd , according to the fancy of thu wearer. The whllu flannel suit ot this style may bo worn by men ot any ago , and will bo becoming to almost any figure.