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ALBANY, OREGON, DECEMBER 10, 1880.
It you have a friend wottfc loving.
'. JLove him. Yes, and let tiita know
That you love him. e'er life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset (low.
Why should good word ne'er oe Mid
Of a friend till he U dead T
If 70a hear a song that thrill you,
Song by any child of song.
Praise U. Do not let the singer
' Wtt deserving praise long.
Whr should one arho thrill your heart
1-ack the Jo you may impart f
It too hear a prayer that enovet you.
By it hniable.pleadlnc tone.
Join it. lo not let th seeker
Dow before hi God alone.
Y? hy shoukl not your brother share
The strength ot "two or three" In prayer?
If tou see the hot tears falling
F- brother's eye.
Share them. AndJsr turlng.
Own yottr Vinil wfctrihe skies.
Why should any owe brgtar) ,
XV hen a brother's heart is sad f
If a silvery laugh I rippling
Tlimneii the sunshine on hi face.
Share it. T1 the wi man saying,
r-.tr notti joy a ix! grlet a place.
There's health and gondii in the mirth
Li which an honest laugh has birth.
If vour work I made more easy
1?T a friendly, helping haiMl.
Sav so. Speak out brave and truly,
7re the darkness veil the land.
Should a brother workman dear
Faster lor a word ot cheor f
Scatter thus your seeds of kindness,
All enriching as you go -
Leave them. Trnt tlie Harvest Giver.
He wilt make each seed to grow.
Sv nntiHt happy end.
Your life shall ueuer lack a friend.
AS Sizes Mtf Sel
Without lies the country, now clothed
In ft winter robe, ami warmly glowing
beneath the last kiss of tlie setting sun.
The pine trees in the distance stand motion
less tttider the gfeamtng mantle which has
lain en them many weeks, and over which
many more must pass ere they wave their
shadowy bough beneath tlie summer sun
. ttc now cne meats wiiki whistle as ir
that dy wnnM never come ; hot It hard
ly ra ivt-t. nVrwIy as It may try, the snow,
T!t hr-und in the icy grasp of a true Cana
"tSUil.n i'm very u1fT..r tt cene n 'st-ge
11.ir.r1 ot w'jich trirt ov.eii book shelve, tor
2J-? ohiiirs and the heavy curtains pr
S.:'u1 fir.t it is riot a'llbrary jmst ef simple,
re'. rvd for tlio -qutt-t studies of thf master,
Imf. in DiiaTy cosy room - snore elten
tV. : not ittvxdtd by other members of the
'.Kr.i'.y :uaI for lew legitimate rurr"es.
ll.it. .1-1 M vle ray. "If father will make
hi tiHl the cotct. jolliest room iu the
ttonse.. who enn blame us tor liking it
Jut now a great wnnd fire I blazing.
Hglrting np three girlish forms Imaging
on tlie rug iu mint uiMliguifitHl yet not un
graceful attitmle. now revealing the whole
fiMvti, then sinking Into gkwhg gloom.
. "l wonder, mother. Itow m shall get on
with Eleanor I shan't tand It If she
gives herself airs," says Had go,- tlie priv
ileged member of the family, though she
is 14 year old. '
"I mean to like her. Mother's niece
cannot be very disagreeable.."r
The speaker is a slight, delicate blonde
of 17, whose transparent llly-and-rose co.ii-
ptesjioo has cansed many an anzioua pang
io her patweta, as they remember the early
4catb f her auat lienor. - saettter of the
MjJected orphan cousin, Eleanor Tempest,
- A last the sWgU beds are heard. an3
all rie and heated to the hell o welcome
the wesrjr arW. .Jj.
"Vol mvM t4 he mm nf live t
ays Mr . ; Annesley In a hearty f voice.
handing ski a confessed mass or fur and
clondyrwj-aps, out of which, after sundry
struggles at length emerges tlie dainty
routidei f.raj of the tonglonked for couin.
Tlien come ' ki!vs and , embraces, ami.l
which sr iehnl mto the library to warm
herself before, dressing for dinner. - .
' An lmur Utter there asnea' the click
clack oThtgh-heeled" shoet down the broad.
ahalltr sUlrcase; aod the -; riewly arrived
trareler now fully reveals herself.' She
tiasa sllgfit girlish"- iletire. a llukf noble
4iead, on whieh the brown loeks'ara gather
ed back httoi rtctt knot At dikV stokl.
aweet stv&keeyea'and a tended neblte
roou; Itund, tha beaut- 'of the family.
is WBu;nroeher,,t but her beauty-U' of
such a diferectt ti P that there u no fear
elhelrJi- dasfdng. - Regular teat-
iures. dark af'&y hs.Ir, eyes black aa night,
nd i'tnti Juna-JCke fora. Such la this
Reason's belle otQiiebee. . -
- pfjn attha Aneesley to ,ery
jjleaMtnt meal. . There fs bright raoy talk
m rtfMio' i)m hmlliMM AMii jIpti ' arwt tt t
little wonder that Eleanor la sooit at home
ftrao9 iimm U. iMhrnt eediv ioar(r
ibi palm by, bar animation brilllaqt
repartee. 8 ' -' -' : - -. ;' - 1 '
Has Kat come yet. V )
JTo ; he will be amy til' thsYettd ethe
week. ' Lucky df;, to h statkiotg-1 game,
while I am eondetnned u this v,-rlatiug
pril ! Do yotj kiiy i ti- Beverley ft
cfT her dsnee oi t si- nt t She said
vml4 not vestiur iw it Sjl jhe bet
3afoer otit f lwn." . . -
,fTIat auIrnrS't!'- initj, Thh "IVrji-iiflio. .
rean Aiitinon tu-t rtp--t!jugit Grevi.-iu
lru eroia-'i' Jt h a wr"b of gohfii
curls ? I fits j'.irt hi?si
iiie Uus curled
'., -f 'I w vxfo she 1$ pQw!"
"But who Is the redoutitable Nat '
queries Nell, who is not wanting in wom
"Nathaniel Drummond, my dear child,
is Captain ot Ours, tlie last remaining
scion of a noble Scotch family, who, for
aught I know, possessed the ancestral
castle when William tlie Conqueror was in
long frocks ; and he is the best fellow out
into the bargain."
"Yes," puts in Madge, "ha ala-ays
bring me bonbons."
With a laugh at this unanswerable logic.
the ladles rise and leave the room. Father
and son soon follow, but they find tliat
tlielr pretty relative has retired to rest.
wearied With her long journey from sunny
Devonshire to the frost-bounded shores ot
e e a . - a
JHelrh bells jingling. Ice boat fMn
along, looking, with their "great white
ails like monster swans ; the ceaseless
hum of voice, as skaters of all sorts and
conditions nweep hy some bent on bust
nes. for the frozen river li tlie high-road
for all traffic ; others on pleasure hig1jr.
tn couples or a dozen abreast
Tlie Annesley's and Nell Tempest have
just arrived on tlie busy scene, clothed to
their knees In long sealskin paletots ; be
low, short velvet dresses In rich keep
colors, hardly hiding tlie little well-shod
feet. Neil, her dark gray eyes kindling
with ercitement beneath her Yoond seal
skin bat, makes a bewitching picture In
the opinion of the party of officers who
hasten up to proffer their services to the
popular Mis Annesley. All are Introduc
ed to Mis Tempest, the last name causing
her to turn hastily and bestow a careful
look on th owner thereof, when she en
counter a pair of dark eye scrutinizing
her with an amued gleam -at her evident
surprise. Instead of the golden haired
giant, with regular chiseled features whom
she has had described to her, she beholds a
man with a world-worn, weather-beaten
look, a face bronzed by exposure to sun
and tempest, with dark glowing eyes.
which can both soften Into tenderness and
hum with fierce anger, while his tall.
nervous torm gives evidence ot strength
Meanwhile Maud Annesley Is taken pos
session of hy Sir Arthur Con vers, a young
F.tirlih Baronet who I unending a winter
in (aniHU for h'oting. and has been eu
slaved hy the bewitching evr of the Cana
dian beauty. IjSi-V timctt'ntes hlme!f
Veil squire, ai. ! n U-r.i U sVits in m
hercomi;! w.ifoa ;vi:h .p-its?v ve'iwl rs-
twfJl her tics? tT4iy oil t'l-- St. Tt'Vr.;iife
Nell lierelf lw no f.;ar ; lie i a irfl
cient vkater. and a she Hie a!ong the
only pervt-ptible movement being tle
waving utKliifattot. ot ber lithe fram she
niicnnst-fcxislr tonn. a pU-tnre whh-h even
Canadian piuw to ailtuire. Wh;le lie W
renting a few mnmeiits. the bright carna
tion flooding her cheek and imparting a
mote sediKtive brilliancy to her eve.
Captain Drumaiotid draws near and avail
hiinMflf of tlie ch-tnea of a tete-a-tete witi-.
"Ilave you been as far a the ice-bridge ?
"Xo i we have onlv been a very short
distance tip the river."
"Will you come with me ?"
Nell smiles asent. and hand in hand
they go. Ia.t a the wind, his strong grasp
taking her along at a rate she had never
hehre atf omp'Ulteil.
"Oh. how delicious 1 It is better than
"You like excitement, I see.
"Yes to fell that one is living. I can
not hear stagnation."
"Jfor allow tliose near you t.t fee! It"
with a meaning smile.
A bewitching smile is all she vouchsafes
"Are you going to Mrs,
to-morrow ?"' asks Xat,
regain their companions.
. Beverley' dance
aa they .almofct
"May 1 have a
dance with you?'
"Not nntes you are A 1 In dancing."
"What a question fwr a bashful man !
yon iiave rotled me of my last grain of
connrtence, Misa Tempest. I . begin to
wonder whether I can daace." t. -
I will give you m round to see ft you
are good enough ; Good-by" ; and off she
glide to Join her cousins, while Nat. a
lie returns to the barracks in the .deepen
ing twilight, cannot forget the sweet dear
eyes of the girl who has flippantly teased
him of whom nxxt women stand in awe.
On the following night, at the ball, this
Impression deepens. Nell, with her dan
gerously seductive face, and her fair white
shoulder rtdng like flower from her
black dress, lighted here and there with
pal gleaming water lilies, bear all before
her.. The men are all lnfktnateil
she treats them with a deboiinair nonchal.
auceall her own.. When thee are !-
Ing. Captain Drummond murmurs in a
low tone, tinged with Jealousy :
I am sorry my dancing was not good
enough for yoa to allow ma more than
ne raise.., .
-Why. Captain Drummond, you ar
really cross ! I wish you a better temper
before we meet again. -
lie tunts away angrily, knittings hi
' f .
Dtj s 'nj; tjielr flight, uncounted amid
t he un i ti es ot a Canadian seaou: Mauti
and Sir Aithur Conyers are tost in the
etyxiuin of $H gr-t days of their engage
ment. ' Nat Prnnimond and several of hi
brother officer are constant worshiper at
the shrine of the fcoaulijal Mis TeoipMt.
She apparently favors no one in particular ;
hilt nnw mnA imIii I t,l tof. KIm.I. -fBM I
ZZa IZ . . T V ' T V"
wl t early 4hef dtpop befora tb
fervid gaze of Captain Drummond, betray
Ing that the citadel is, not invulnerable, as
she would lead herself and others to sup
On this evening they are sitting In the
deep recess of the oriel window, shut off
by tlie heavy curtalua from tlie merry
group round the Are. : In the deepening
gloom Nell's eye have a tender look as
she gazes out upon the snowy expanse of
country bound by pine forest.
'Do not the old pine trees look beautl
tut with the rising moon silvering the!
white boughs!' I often long to be under
"Flave you never been ?"
"Will you let coa drive you there to
Oh, how I should Ilk ft I Will you
really take me " looking npat Mm with
all the eager anticipation ot a child In her
limpid rye. "It won't bore yon t"
' With a smile of amuemeiit at her naivete
blended with a deeper teeling.'Nat awuirr
her that he will try to endure the tedium
ot her society for an hour.
"At what time will yon come t And
will yoa drive Don and Boy
"If you ate not afraid ot thdrbolting."
"Not at all. I should enjoy being spilt
in tlie snow. Flow undignified you would
look, emerging from a drift and vainly
seeking poor roe entombed iu an early
At this )iincure Mr. Annesley's voice
i heard asking Nell to sing. Nell rises
and goe to the piano, leaving Nat on the
window seat. Her voice is wonderful !v
rich and sweet : the liquid notes flow with
out effort and are very thrilling. Nell
strikes a few quick chords and then she
breaks into the tumultuous bitterness of
Rlumentlial' "Life." ber voice swelling
to passionate longing, and then sinking
with the subdued rhythm of the music to a
resigned patience like the sigh of a wearl
At the listeners' en met entreaty ong
succeeded song, the last one being "Good-
by, Sweetheart. As she rises from the
piano, Nat is close behind her, ami he
thanks her with an eloqnetit look which
sends the rich blood mantling to tier cheeks.
and causes her. she knows not wby.hastily
to join the others.
Punctually at three on the following
afternoon a light, elegant sleigh, drawn
hy a pair ot young thoroughbred chestnut
d-ihe up fo the door of Annesly H .
d after a few moment restless cliamK
i of their Mr and pawing of the soft
now. they are off ag-iln. hesriug. In ad
dition to their driver, a light form envel
0(ied in velvet and furs, with au animnted
tace which gather freh brilliancy a they
speed through the bright frosty air.
Nat Drummond was the first to break
'Have you ever been in Scotland, Miss
-No : my mother wa so delicate hat
we always trave ed about In tlie south of
Europe ; and alter ber death I lived a very
quiet life, spending my summers In Devon
shire, and going to Loudon for misters in
ttie winter, l was very glad to come out
here, for I have no one belonging to me
I very seldom go home, for the cattle
eeeiii so !ii'ly and deserted, with no one
living In it, tlist I can't stand it. It I
bearable only when I have a lot of fellows
there for the shooting."
"suppose you asu us an to come over
ami rtay there next summer ??, . ,
"Mippose I ask you to come and stay
there ? with a sentimental look .which I
not entirely ansumed.
Supiose I should decline tlie tnvita
tiou to such a dull place ?' '
"Sever wish, ami tlien vou won't be
"Do you always follow that maxim ?"
"I generally get what I set my heart
"I wlrii you'd set your lieart on uie.
"1 be game I not worth the candle."
with a coolly disparaging look, .which si
lences him fora few minutes, during which
he gazes straight ahead, white .fAe leaning
back among the furs, regard him with a
mischievous smile. Presently , turps
bis head, and Id serious tace amuses her ;
the dimples deepen as she laughs, and he
is Jain to join in, albeit at Itis own expense.
At last the pine forest is reached, and at
Iier eager request lie assists her to. , alight,
and leaving the horses at a shanty near at
hand the two penetrate the somber depths
ot tlie forest on fuot. " A solemn silence
reigns around ; they seem to be the only
living creature amidst tlie quiet motion
less trees which appear so grandly . beauti
ful In the rays ot tlie declining sun. A
too tender remark ot his breaks - the . spell
which has hitlierto held them. Blushing
furiously, she abruptly turns the conversa
tion, anil with her sweet raillery effectually
wards off for a time the fervid word which
they both fe:I sre imminent. As he wrapf
her carefully in the great fur rugs, his eyes
for moment cleave to that
Vac tluLt rtrtA Mn,l :
And then fall hlinri and die with siebt of it
Held last between tha eyeuds.
The tin re home Is spent in that delislit.
ful silence which can fall only between
those who linger on tha hapor border-liuui
of unspoken but not uureyealed love,
It is tlie night of tha military ball.
thoughts of which have monopolized tlie
mind of many falrdaingels n Quebec ftjs
tj, inft fortni-ht
- . .
B"B n n the drawing.
room, awitmg the coming of tha -ysra
Nell, whose toilet tills evening has occu
pied more time than usual. Maud looks
queenly In a pale pink satin robe, with
diamonds sparkling on her breast and hair.
Edith, in ber gown ot pule blue, gleaming
through soft lace, looks equally beautiful,
tliough io a less imperial style.
The irrepressible Dick flings open the
door as a sllkeu rustle is lieard outside and
announces "Qnreu Eleanor." She steps
In. more radiantly beautiful than usual.
clad iu shimmering white silk and cloudy
lace, looped here and there with exquisite
bunches of freshly culled crimsou and yel
low roses, ber ornaments a magnificent
collarette, and bracelets of rubles and
diamonds. y j
"Oil, Nell, derllng, you surpass your
self to-iitght I" exclaimed the two girls.
' 'A thing ot beauty is a Joy, torever, "
adds saucy Dick. "
Ton're eieedlnelr pome,
Anrt 1 think it onlv rlarht .
To return tlie compliment,
She sing gayiy, making him a low obeis
"You want a boqnet of row: to finish
you. "-say Maud.
"And, by Jove, here It is, exclaims
Dick, as a servant enters with a boqttet
addressed to Mlsa Tempest, composed of
rosea similar to tliose on Iter dress, fresl
and dewy as If gathered on a flue June
Nell receives them with a blush which
deepens as he catches a glance of indul
gence In Dick's blue eyes, while Edith
observes astutely :
"I thought the thistle was the Scottish
ladge. not the rose.
As tliey enter the ballroom, which I
hung with flags and bright with costly
exotics, the Misses Annesly are as usual.
Immediately surrounded hy a thtong of
applicants, civil and military, eager to
fill tlielr caeds with Illegible hieroglyphics.
Maud Is claimed by Sir Arthur, while Cap
tain Drummond carries off Nell in triumph
having taken care some days previously to
secure several dances with her.
"How radiant yon look to-night !" lie
murmurs, as they float round to tlie haunt
ing rhythm of the "Dreamland Valse."
Yes ; I feel as If I must enjoy myself
to-ntpht. Do you know that feeling whe
one's very happy, as If something dread
ful were gning.to happen P I think It
mut he to keep us from going mail with
Don't let such feelings spoil this even
ing. A child like you should not have
Child. Indeed' a merry laugh clias-
Ing away h'.r .momentary depression.
I o you know I shall be IS next month?
You know mutual confession Is good for
the soul. "Nine-aiid-twenty," he groan
in a tragic tone -fast approaching tortv.
Tluink He von. I shall never be fat and
fair as well!" .
'No; no one can accuse you ot being fair
to sec. I can nicture vou lean and
wrinkled, with a villainous temper." "
"May yon never come in for a share of
it. in revenge for the insult I now-endure
with lamb-like submission!"
"Aiy temper may De wore than yours;
so 1 shall still have the bext ot It.'
As the laat sighing no'es of the valse die
away they saunter off clone one of the
inviting corridor, ami ensconce tlieuisel
ve In a nook wrwnnl from the inquUitlve
gaze of eiiaperons by lovelv batiks of flow-
When her next ptrtner finds her.
after a long search, Ne'l nid the Captain
are sitting ostentatiously Amrt. Nell with
drooping eyes and rosy blush, while Nat'
buttonhole Is decorated with a tiny yelh.w
rosebud which shortly before had reted in
her dainty bodice. -
Tlie bourse fly. Nell' little feet have
glided nntlaggingly through most of the
round dance, and he Is renting In her
favorite haunt, white Iter partner, a Sus
ceptible young lieutenant, is gone to fetch
her an Ice, wlh-n some word-, uttered by a
pasehy causes her to listen with strained
eyes, ami blanched clieek. Ou her part
ner's rvfurr. he Is struck by the sudden
alteration in her took.
Are yon 111, Miss Tempest ? ' You look
"No thank you; I am all right" with
a bitter little laugh and, a fierce pain at
Iter heart. ,. .
Sslie remember with a pang that , her
next dance Is with Captain Drummond
ana a wild longing sweeps over her to
escape before lie finds her. But- ha is al
ready In sight, a glow ot liappiness light
ing up hi dark fi.ee. and she calls up all
her pride to meet him with, her usual man
tier. -.. .' ;
Will yon dance this, or are you tired?"
be asks, with a lovingly searching look.
'Not in the least, thank you"; and they
return to tlie ballroom. ';'',
After a few rounds Captain .Drummond
insisted upon taking her back to the con
servatory, for he la sura, from her. pale
face and distrait manner that she is more
tired than she will allow. A she sinks
wearily Into tha low chair, lie can no
longer repress tlie burning words which
rush to his Hps. Watching the effect of
his passionate, loving appeal, he sees no
answering emotion in her face only a
"How dare you speak thus to me?
comes at last from her ahen llpsr .
Row dare I ? Have not I shown my
loy 14 you f t every word and act for tho
last mouth? Surely you have 'not led me
on with your false, beguiling sweetness
only to make a fool of me?"
'Think what yon will,' she answered
angrily, rising to her feet.
"Good heaven, Nell don't try me too
lart Y have shown, that you eare .for
me; you can not say you dp not love me."'
and moved by his great love" he strains ber
light trembling form passionately to hi
Far a few seconds she lies passively In
bis arms, tlien the sense of her great wrong
returned with redoubled power, and she
witlidrew herself from his embrace, and
says, in clear high-pitclied tones, her eyes
flaming with indignation:
"I hate you! I have never loved you!"
Iu his anger he says lu a hard, contemp
"Great heaven, to think that baby face
masks such a will! Heartless coquette, I
will never forgive yon!" ,
She trembles at his cruel word, and al
most yields to his great love, but tlie re
membrance of tlie wrong ha had done tier
rekindled her pastmi. JJer eyes sparkled
through great tears, site draws beneir up
proudly, and leaves hli.. standlug. with.
down set lace and clenched bauds, trying
to keep down the - contending passions
which rge within his heart.
A little later, Nell having escaped to her
room ou the plea of beadaclie, is- lying
prone on Iter bed, all her pride and anger
gone, her bosom heaving and her frame
shaken with bitter sobs. Will she never
shut out the strains of the valse that recalls
tlie moment when slie. poor fool, fancied
that he loved her? At . the maddening
thought sliw shudder, whtle a tierce ftal
" niraine rises io tier Drow as sbe remem
bers hi promt, almost triumpaut look as
he so glibly uttered the falselioods which
had deluded other victims before her.
For hour slie is tortured by her dlspalr;
but at last sweet sleep, more pitiful tlian
man, closes tier eyes for a brief space to
the cruel realities of the lite around Iter.
Mouths have e!nped and lwve witnessed
many change. Shortly after the memora
ble ball. Captain Drummoiid's regiment
was recalled to England, and Mis Tempest
maintained an unbroken silence as to all
that had occurred on that eventful night.
and, though many bad wooeJ her since, it
lias hitherto been In vain. ' Iu May, Maud
Annesley became Lady Cony err, and her
family, teeliiig the first break hi their cir
cle, have been since then traveling to Eu
Edith and Nell are staying in London
with Mr. Annesley sUter, Lady Helen
Criiliton. It is tlie afternoon ot the 11th
of August, hot aud sultry. Heather clad
hills lie stetclied in purple beauty under
the blazing sun. Scarcely a breath of air
ripples the calm surtace of the lake, Sliie-
liallion rixes in the dim distance, not
cloud darkening hi rugged sides. All Na
ture seem asleep In tlie overpowering beat.
Die birds are silent; the deer lie quietly
in tlie shelter of the brackeu; the fierce
little mountain cattle stand cooling them
selves in tlie burn. Tlie grasshopper
alone has energy enough . to chirp his
everlasting song as he skip gayly througl
i le two girls are slowly sauntering
along on the shaily side of the avenue.
looking Iresh and cool iu thair pompadour
c-hiiii z gowns, notwithstanding the Ileal of
the day. Edith is swinging Iter hat as she
walks and is in earnest talk with Nell,
whose face is lialt hidden iu tlie shady
depths of a broad hat, tied utider her chin
with a white ribbon. Edith ,1 screwing
up her courage to tel! her that Captain
Lfruminotiu is one or tlie guests woo are
coming for the morrow's shooting. At
last tshe tells her trying to scan at the same
time Nell's hidden face, while Nell Is
thankful for the broad-brimmed lint which
hides the hot flush that rises at bis name.
A suihleu resolve comes over her to tell
her cousin all that has passed betwterftbero
and Edith lutein to Iter with pHyiiiganger,
though slie can hardly believe iu Nat's
"Well" with a sigh "It's all dead and
buried now. I shall be a spinster to the
end of the chapter. You will never tell
what I have just told you, Edie; and you
must help me to avoid him aa much as pos
sible, though no doubt he will keep tar
enough away from uie," she adds bitterly;
and yet there is a tender light in her eya
as she thinks she shall soon , see the still
fondly-loved Nat. :
if ley nave traversed the long1 aven no
through flickering shadow - and sunlight,
and have stopped a moment on the lawn
to look at the lovely expanse of moor and
lelt, lying a If asleep beneath the cloudless
summer sky. Nell stands lost in thought,
unheeding the sound made by the wheels
of an approaching dog-cait, till a warning
touch from Edith causes tier to turn slowly
and find herself face to faou with Captain
Drummond. Her lunate power of conceal
Ing her feeing makoa her stand cool and
e!f-possesed, while Nat gazes ou the face
of the girl he had prayed never to See again,
but which has haunted bis dreams, wakinir
Miss Tempest quietly offered 1dm her
hand, and, after some trivial remark, turns
away and saunters to the rose-garden to
gather spoils with which to beautify ber.
self tn the evening; while Nat, with hungry
eyes following her vanishing -form, does
not liear Edith greetings.
He 1 standing apart when she enters the
drawing-room, dressed for dli.ner, in a soft
Indian muslin gown, a lace fichu daintily
draping the low sqnsrt-cnt bodice and
simply gathered tngather with a breast
knot of pale pink roses. He notices that
her manner has a subdued gentleness, and.
though her checks have lost soma ot : the
soit carnation glow and hersweet Hps droop
more iu repose tlian they have been- wont
to do, yet the grief which has toned down
i her sparkling gayety has added a depth to
& beauty sod a tenderer Ifgbt tehereyss,
Nell Is taken to dinner by Lord Hawk- i
hurste, with whom rumor bad already
coupled her name ; . and Captain - Dtum-
mond has the felicity of facing ber and
seeing the "hateful puppy" sunning him
self in her smiles and apparently absorb
ing all her attention, tliough- why Nat
should object lie himself could hardly say.
Whetlier by chance or design, Nell and
Drummond do not exeliange a - word that
night ; but he feels her presence and ob
serves her every look, and when slie sings
again and yet again, he listens, hating the
siren voice which has allured him to des
truction, yet lovingly drinking in every
sad cadence. - Be half resolves to leave on
the morrow ; but tlien be thinks It would
be a shame to mis the twelfth, while It
will beatuttstug o watch her well ' prac
ticed arts on the silly . motby who. hovers
round her... ; , -
So be judges her tha pHow - of the
gin who has bce so gay and .winsome
that night is, however, wet with bitter
tears, and her faithful colly, who sleeps on
tlie rug xt her feet. Is disturbed- far into
the Jiigtit by Ins mistress' fobs.
The shooting has bean excellent. Some
ot the guests have lelt, and others have re-.
placed them ; but Nat Drtunmond still
lingers. He sees Nell Tempest at meal
time and on an occasional picoic excur
sion, but he has not exchanged dozen
words with her during, tjhe ten days, so
Weil has sbe avoided htm. , She has grown
paler and thinner, but this Is . no doubt
owing to the heat, which, dally becomes
more Intense. ;
t he sportsmen are indefatigable, . as
their well-filled bag proclaim ; and this
afternoon some ot Uie ladles have driven
np to the moor with their luncheon. Nell
does not care to go, and has established
herell with Jock, the colley, and a three-
volume novel, in the punt., close ur.der a
ihady tree. There she lie among the
cushions, looking up through the flicker
ing green leaves at the deep blue sky,
while Jock pensively wjuched the fish,
which splashed up close . under . his nose.
And so the afternoon wanes.: Nell knows
they have all returned from the moor, .but
she Is too lazy to join them yet ; she
craves a little quiet rest before putting on
the weary semblance ot light-hearted
The fragrant scent of a cigar rouses bee,
and she silences Jock's betraying bark.
hoping to escape observation ; but . tlie
smoker stoops to look across the lake, and
then perceives at tits feet s white figure
recumbent among erimson cushions in tlie
punt. Nell looks np and sees Nat. At
last they have met.
"How comrortatiie you look I" be say
throwing away bis cigar. "May I stay a
few minutes 1 We haye been nearly broil
ed up on the moor yonder."-
"Yon may come in if Jock will let you"
which Jock magnanimously does.
Now tlutt they are alone together they
have not a word to say, for how can they
oner commonplace wnen tnetr Hearts are
leat.ing with tumultuous joy ? Sh6 has
"raised herself to a sitting posture, while
lie throws himself among the cushions at
-mow you love tnac aog!" lie says
jealously for Lord Hawkhurste has glveu
hlra to Nell as Jock rests his head tn his
mist'ess lp. unconscious that he is reduc
ing her hat to an unrecognizable shape,
and gazes with loving eyes and lolling
tongue into her face as slie caresses him.
"Yes ; he loves me."
"I that tlie royal road to your heart ?"
"Not with Mr. Forbes" meaning a
little pompous man whose ridiculous at
tentions have amused them all and they
both laugh at the remembrance of several
oenes in which his fussy, , pertlnancious
devotion did not meet wtth the gratitude
it merited. .
i oeiteve x nave to- congratulate you
on yourengagementtoLord Ilawkhurst-?"
Is receiving a dog from a man equiva
lent to accepting his offered hand ?"
"No ; bu the world congratulates Miss
TempesUo making the match of the sea'
son. -. I'
How unlucky ! I did not know what
a catch be was before I refused hlt."
"Refused him I Aud yun are still tree?"
"Why, what is It to you. Captain Drum
mond ?" haughtily elevating lier head
It Is this to me," he says, raising him
self and speaking in low, quick tones
"tliat I still love you that I cannot do
without you. , Notwtthsta ndlng your
treachery to me. I must have you. You
have loved me in the past, and I could
swear you love me still. Since we parted
I bare tried to thrust you from my, heart ;
but I cannot. I would sooner have you,
than an angel from heaven." , -
And you think I would marry . you,
snow...,; y,n, ucueveu " cnwi imngs oi
m r'wilh white quivering lips. "You
snouici ratuer beg my rurgiveuess tor the
dastardly way In which you treated me.
Thank heaven I was not long left in that
fool's dream, though the awakening was
bitter enough ! A few passing words just
'Great heaven, Nell, what delusion is
this ? Of what are you speaking ?"
No delusion. Had f not heard the
wotds I would never have believed it of
"What do you mean ? Yon shall tell
me and hi ns ml unconsciously tightens
on her till she can hardly bear the pain.
"On the night of the ball I heard by
chance that you were duping me as you
had duped other girls; that ran had
counted on your safe success wfth ttv
nrettv child, and had eren laid a wxw on
It" ' .
"And you believed" it V ! f
"Sow could I doubt it t It was a Meni
of yours who said it" ."
"Ms jot Vernon.'
Au imprecation escapes him st lL
name, and he says bitterly r
"He effectually cleared the way to pay
his own addresses to yod. I wonder you
- Poor Nell I She sits white and G11t air
the bulwarks of lief trylstarkea pride crBrab
llng at ber feet. Trembling she arises.
and murmuring, "Please forgive me, eu
deaTors to flee in order f3o hide her piteous
quivering- face and falling "tears ; but a
voice softened into indefinite tcttdernesw'
whispers :' '
"My poor darling , vre "were both tee
hasty.' ; ' , . - ' - ,
Tha weary head ' d.ffopa tipotJ t
whouIAjr; where he twists kisses
on Via. hpm! toa ,ti,.jrv f ' i . .
blissful alienee sbe raise her face, re"
red, beneath bis Impassioned, gaze.
."And you really orglve me V .
i.."If you don't bate me.'" - - - "
A look of anything but batreJ' answer
him. . . - v. a;-
Jock is by this time tired' of playing,
'goosebeiry," and he tries to remind tliem
of the flight of time, and that they must
comedown from the height er lovers talk
to sublunary affairs. "So, hand in hand,
they saunter home in tlie cool eventide, all
the mists of doubt and sorrow dispelled in
the sunlight ot a mutual love. .-
As they paue in the deep porch, with
tender teasing smile be says t '
.'You haye not told me" if you love me."
You know I do," ls the answer.
: '.Then say, N at, I love yon dearly, and
will marry you whenever yoa like.
"Nat, I love yovv and wilt tcarry you -
Then she raises her sweet red lips to his.
and gives him her first shy. kta. and flees
with burning cheeks from, bis .detaining
arms to the solitude of her roc.
Mile. Hutbertine Auo?ert, the cefew
brated French advocate ot woitmii'i
rights, ia described :is a. blue-eyed
blonde of distingittahed appearance cd
delicate tesvtarea. , ; Her age is about 25.
She ia the daughter of a rich land-holder
and was educated i a a convent. In.
early lite she attracted uotiee by Um
manner i whieb ah eeeetdexvd Cliristi
autty as a sort of republican commtfuiKiu,
Coming of age- slie" claTmel' her sTiare
of tha paterual heritage, aud to the
horror of her six brothers and sistera
went alone to Paris in 1873 to Hv
there. She became acquainted witk
other ladiea of advanced views, and ia
1876 found the society called Le Droit
des Femmea, the object of whieh ia lu
obtain political' and social riehta inm
- - - " - -
women. Toe members of the Society
number about 150 Eveay Wedaesday
evening about thirty of tbetn meet ut
Mile. A-uclert's apartment to dissusa
their inter eata. Mile Auc'ert spoTk at
the WorkingmeuV Concrrea held in '
Marseilles ia 1879. She ja. not a biil
liaiit orator, but earnest, sincere and en-
erjetic. Site possssast av haadaome tu
rimooy and lives on her tnooma.
The Roy a! Library of Berlia baa iuttt
celebrated its first centenary 1b iu pres.
ent rooms. It was toncded-' bv Fred.
rick Watiam, "the Great lector," in
1659, but for many; years coupled
rooms quite inadequate for the eon van
ienee of readers aud for tha storage of
book. So tn 17S0 it migrated to tba- -
King' palace, in the left wing of which-
t has just completed its first century
When the Elector died tha library
numbered 20,000 volames and 1618 "
MSS., while at present more than 00j.
AAA t.i A . !- aaa mttn . - .
vvu voiumea suiu i,uvv woo. are tn
the possession of the iuslitatioo.
From the foqaines eond acted by Pro-,
fessor Hermann Cohn of-Breslao, siuoa
1865, it appears that ihort.sigbtadnesa
ia rarely or never born with those cub
ject to it, and is almost always- the re
sult of eliains sustained by the eye da.
ring study in early youth, ilyopta. as
it is called, is seldom found among pa
pils of village schools, and ita frequency
increases in proportion to the .demand
raaae upon, the eye in higher scbooU aud
in oolleare. A. hetter MiiitrniiiAit
fhool deska, at improved typer,ranh7
text-bocks, and a snrHment lTh&ni.
tUbocks, and a snicient liTbtine? -
oi classrooms are me remedies propce&i.
to abate this malady.
a . ..
They are still celebrating the t-.rth
ot tlie prtneesa in Spain. ' Ha J the its-
fautbeen a prince, the King woM
exalt himself until tho youth should Is
big enough to rise up aud rob l-i-j cf
the scepter, and lay bun awry fi
Escoiial with the fathers tt t-'.Ik'e 3.
parted greatness. : " - "
In the nest hocaC2 rr-"-".;-
will be oM meirTnr3f t ! tLcvtj IC
re-elected from tha r- -5 f ----while
tSwr.Ts r-:--. -3j f
fiTCisat. aais smm SI ir.t-Jc
iftem; tefoft tts -