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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
M, L CAHfBKlik - TrtprleUr.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
Irs! Winter, ho! Winter,
KlfiK of the northern bliutl
You meet us nil. you ureei uhhII,
Wltliirrip that I ret-ten fust.
Inrtl pomp you've uuthertrt up
Vour roviil rolwi o( utiow,
And by their tmllliiK men ilmll tract
Wlmtevur wiiyi you go.
Tour xriin rulaluera all, nlack!
Make Mil a irnul train
Of bltltiK nU-t and utilising winds
And Ice anil fmsen ruin.
The rich with fnra and blazing hearths
Vour carnival may acorn,
While Mirth and Cheer umy reign su
preme. From wannull eve till morn.
Hut ha! Winter, ho! Winter,
What about Hit poor,
Who've no mroinfliolil Hnlnt the cold.
No bribe or nine-euro
To 't at bay the miiixiiiK day,
Or (often down the iilurlil,
Who note the thli keulnx wlndow panca
With luklnic Inmrta affright
Who draw their liable eloxe and'alng
Tlielr ultlverlnw liillnti,
Then aleep and Un ion of meaming feasts
That huiiKer alKi p upille
To wake at morn with ahuddi'rlng aenae
Ol ImiKthened I at and cold,
And find that tfiwiit .yet Want huth
Ita trace within the (old.
Hal Winter, ho! Winter,
Hard your rwlxn on llinae;
God pity niii'li! and aeml warm hearta
To all who ntarve and freeze.
Maria IUirrr.1 UittUr, l Ciiie iya Current.
How Jaok Dormor Foil In Love
With "That Horrid Girl."
Kate Inglcby stood at tho drawing
room window In Uiir.on street, tapping
the tip of her little Wellington boot Im
patiently with horrlding-whlp. Aiiharp
summer shower wui pattering down up
on the stroet, and Kate wait waiting until
it was over lo go out for her dally ride.
Not that a shower of rain made, as a
rule, much difference to Aliss Inglcby;
for sho was accustomed to go out in all
weathers, Shu wa'tod to-day simply
becauso tho friend hint promised to rido
with declined to go out in a heavy
thunderstorm, for whloh exeroiso of
wlso discretion Kato heartily despised
her. 8ho was getting very impatient.
Thero seemed no end to thu straight
white rain shafts that tame swiftly
down from thu heavy clouds. Alias
Ingleliy's chestnut mare, led by a
groom, was walking up aud down out
side. Kato loved her dearly; but there
is a limit to eijiiino ull'cction, and nt
last shogot ipiito tired of watching her.
On tho opposite side of the street was a
book-seller and librarian, to whom sho
was accustomed to subscribe for tho
few throe-volume novels, which at odd
times she skimmed through. It struck
her all atoneo that her uncle was din
ing at his club that night, that sho her
self had no engagement, aud that she
had no book of an exciting nature
wherewith to while away the solitary
eveninir. She gathered up her habit in
one hand and sallied forth, picking her
way gingerly tiero-s the muddy street.
Sho went Into the buck part of the shop,
and stood turning over a whole heap of
works of dot on winch lay piled togeth
er on the counter.
Miss Iiigleby had a tall, well-made
figure, which looked its best 111 a
ridinir-liabit. She was it handsome
girl, ami yet her beauty was not of
tho order thai is universally aumireii.
She had bi ght brown eves, a small
retrousse nose, a mouth that was full
of decision and character, ami a small
head well set upon her shoulders. She
wore her dark hrowu hair cut short
all round her head, like a boy's, and
In a profits on of thick crisp curls,
upon which her riding-hat now sat a
little bit to one s tie, with a decidedly
rakish air. Alls Ingleby had manv ac
complishments, but they were all of
one character. She could ride, fish
and swim; she was a good actress
and a elever ruimlc; moreover, she
could smoke cigarettes with enjoy-
mont, and shoot rabbits with precision.
Jn addition to all this, sho was the ao-
possossor of lifty thousand pounds
comfortably invested in Government
securities. Willi all theso advantages,
it was, perhaps, not wonderful that
this young lady Hint a very nigti opin
ion of herself. Kate had heard it
said that if you wish others to think
well of you you should begin by think
ing well of yourself. Sho was deter
mined to stand well In tho opinion of
other people; to be liked aud admired
was a monomania with her; so she set
a good example to mankind by a (mir
ing and liking herself immensely.
As she stood iu the far background
of Mr. Adams the book-seller's shop,
there entered two gentlemen, who came
running in for a moment's shelter, and
who stood in the doorway with their
backs turned toward her, leaning upon
their dripping umbrellas. Mr. Adams
bowed obsequiously and addressed one
of them as "My Lord," Is'gginghim to
take a seat "My Lord." however, a
slim young mau of about twenty-eight,
declined to be sealed aud went on talk
ing to his friend. Kate glanced 01100
at the two figures in the doorway, and
she noticed that my lord's friend was
tall and fair, broad-shouldered and de
cidedly good-looking. She did not
tli nk, however, that she had ever seen
either of them before, so she paid no
particular attent on to them, but'
went on turning over the novel
ami dipping into third vluui"s to see if
she liked the look of them. The two
oung men t.ilkcd. It d d not occur to
Kale to lit''ii, vet suddenly she heard
one of them -the tall handsome man
"That's a g I sh-lookiug chestnut
walking up and down -I wonder who
It Itching" to? '
"(Hi, 1 csi-i tell you," answered the
other. "It belongs to that horrid girl
Jl.ss lnj.li -by."
Knt start !. and shut up the book
she ws ling r eg wiih a snap. An e x
prssio'iol imrrur came inm her eves,
coupled with a Hunk anuieiii 'iit that
was alnut comical. She listened in
very esmi-sl to what m'cht come next.
"What m:k-s 10111 1 h r horrid?"
n-ked tho tall man, laughingly; "has
nhe snubb.'dyou, Kyrle?''
"Not she; I don't know her, thank
God. She has got fifty thousand, they
1 see nothing horrible In that She
oug it to suit you down to the ground,
you g nteel pauper!"
She'd be dear at the price, or at any
price, In fact; whv, she swims like a
fish, climbs trees like a monkey, talks
slang like a school-boy, swears like a
trooiier, shoots like a keeper, and
smokes bah! like a chimney I"
"What a category of crimes!"
"After that, do you care to be Intro
duced to this elegant heiress, Jack?"
"Not If I know it, thank you! If I
had a chance, I should decline the
horor. A woman of that description is
revolting. I would go a long way to
avoid coming aerossner."
The shower was over. The two
frie ids nodded to the shopman and took
their departure. After a ni mite or
two Kate came Into the front of the
"Wh were thou two g wtlemei?"
she asked of the man.
i'Tho slight dark ono Is Viscount
Kyrle, mis, Lord Grcyrock's eldest
"And the fair one?"
"Mr. Dormer, a great traveler, miss;
he has just returned from the East"
Kate colored hotly.
Sue mounted her. horse and rode
away; and it was characterist e of her
that she utterly forgot to call for the
friend she had promised to ride with.
Instead of going anywhere near this
lady's house, she turned her horse
southward and rodo impetuously up to
a certain doorway in South Belgravia
with which she was familiar.
"Is Lady Kllerton in?"
Her adyship was in her room dress
ing for her drive, sho was told.
She bounded upstairs, two steps at a
time, and burst like a whirlwind into
the front bedroom.
"Good irraclous, Kate! how you
Lady Kllerton, a pretty little woman
of some two-and-thlrty years, whoso
eclicato pink and white fairness, good
temper, and prosperous circumstances
generally, had somehow preserved her
from looking her full age, sat before
tho to'let-tablo arranging tho pale-blue
bows 01 lier bonnet-strings.
"Adela, I have seen him!" cried
Kate, sinking down on her knees by
tho side of her friend.
Lady Kllerton looked nervously
round to see if her maid was still in the
room, but finding that that damsel had
discreetly retired, she inquired:
"Seen who? not Jack?"
"Yes, Jack, us you call him-your
brother, Mr. Dormer.
Lady Kllerton continued to pat down
tho llaxen curls 01 her fringe with lov
ing lingers, regarding her pretty face
attentively in a hand-glass mo while.
"Well?1' she imiuired, unconcern
ediy, turning her head from side to
"I hate him!" said Kate, with tragic
Lady Kllerton jumped, and tho glass
fell out of her Hand upon tho dressing
table. "Good gracious!"
And he hales me," continued Miss
Ingleby, in a deep voico of horror.
"Do you mean to tell mo that you
hnvo met nun somewhere, and quar
reled nlreadv? What crush 112 bad
luck! What did he say to you?"
"Whft (ltd you say to him, then?"
'Nothing," she repeated, gloomily.
"Then, what on ca.'th - are you ma I,
Kale? for goodne-s' sake, explain "
"I was in a shop; lliev came in
vour brother and a dreadful friend of
his. Lord Kvrle."
Adela nodded; the "dreadful friend''
was a particular crony of her own, but
she I t that pass.
They began talking about me
Lord Kyrle said 1 was a 'horrid girl'
he described me as a sort of wild unl
mal, a torn-boy who climbed trees, a
vulvar creature who swore and talked
slang-oh, it was shameful!"
"Well, but Kitty, people do say that
jou are fast, you Know, suggested her
"What do they mean by 'fast'? what
does anybody mean,' sho cried pas
sionately; "they don't know them
selves. It Is true 1 have lush spirits,
ami that I like bodily exercise, but I
never did the dreadful 'things that brute
said of me."
"Cigarettes," murmured her lady
"And where s the harm! there s no
aln in a cigarette! Hut I haven't told
vou half. After ho had g von this de
lightful and perfectly veracious sketch
of niv character to vour brother, he
mentioned the amount of my fortune
(that was correct enough), and asked
him if he would like tube introduced to
me; and Mr. Dormer replied that ho
would go a long way to avoid coining
across me! There what do you think
'T00I1! Jack will like vou when he
knows you, Kitty, as 1 do.'
Aliss Ingleby got up from her knees,
and began pacing up and down the
room; suddenly she stopped behind
her friend's chair and put both hands
on her shoulders.
'Adela.. vou know vou meant vour
brother to marry hush! don't exclaim,
and don't deny it; 1 know exactly what
you are going to say, so you needn't
say it, l-ady i.uerion had got very
ml. "I don't think you are nt all to
blame, my dear; if 1 had a great friend
worth tidy thousand pounds, and a n ee
impecunious brother, 1 should do mv
best, too, to bring about a coalition of
forces but Atlcla -let me icllyou.it
won t do:
"Kato how vou do jump at conclu
sions!" murmured Adela' confusedly.
for Alissjlngleby liadJJ-datcd the case
"Mv dear, it won't do; I am not to-
ing to run the chance of be ng snuhl e.t
by any man, not even by the brother of
mv greatest friend. 1 refuse to 111 el
Mr. 1 Winer, and 1 am not coming to
Fosborough next week."
Who could have believed that so
simple a stat .111 -tit could have created
suen a storm?
Lady Kllerton sprang to her f.vt ss
thougn she had J -en snot; she turned
hot aud cold, ml and white bv turns:
sho stormed and she raved; she en
treated aud she coaxed, she declared
that without Kato she would be un
doneher party be a failure, her house
a howling wilderness, wherein every
body would bo bored to death; and,
wore than all, her private theatricals
would have to be put off altogether.
Finally, she burst into passion of angry
tears, which threatened to end in a lit
Then, suddenly, Kate relented.
Very well, then, I'll come, and I'll
act in tlio theatr cals but on one con
dition only. None of the people you
have asked for the week know me. I
shall not como in my own name, but as
"What do you mean?"
"I shall come, not as Aliss Inglcby.
the heire s. the fast-, slangy, g'rl' she
jerked out the words spitefully "b it
as Miss Kosu the Quakeress, the daug .
tcr of your old governess."
Miss Hose? a Quakeress?" gasped
"Yes, my name Is Rose, Katherine
Rose, so that will be true enough."
"But a Quakeress how can you do
it? Shall you say thee and thou?"
"No, that is out of date, they don't
do it now; but I shall wear drabs and
grays and be demure oh. very demure
your brother will think me charm
ing!" "Don't be sarcastic; but surely it
can't bo done somebody will recognize
She tossed her hat off and se'zed a
hai' ietish. Away vanished all the crisp
dark little curls that rippled all over
her bend, a straight parting, flattened
locks falling back on either side, low
ered eyel ds, a little perked-1111 mouth
that lookoJ simplicity itself; the whole
expression of her face, almost her very
features, seemed to be changed. Lady
Kllerton burst out laughing.
"My dear child, everybody says
rightly; that you are the cleverest
amateur actress in London! Why, 1
don't believe even James would recog
"Sir James must be In tho secret, of
course, but no one else; it will only be
for four days, and then I go on to the
Wigrams. You agree? All right, then
"And if I don't make that young man
fall head over ears in love me in four
days." said Aliss Ingleby to herself, as
she ran away down stairs, clenching
her littlo list as she went, "then shall I
vote myself forever unworthy of tho
name of Woman!"
A week later Jack Dormer stood in
his sister's littlo blue and white bou
doir at Fosborough Court in the
County of Wcsscx. Ho had just ar
rived and tho dressing-bell had rung,
rung, but still Jack lingered chatting
to his favorite sister leaning with. his
back against tho mantlepieee, to the
no small danger of the China menag
erie of wild beasts which were ar
"And whom have you got staying in
the home, Ady?"
"Oh. not a very amusing party, I
fear; old Lord and Lady Sale, Air. and
Airs. Halket, Airs. Ritchie and her
daughter rather a loud girl, you re
member." "Yes," shudderingly, "her voico Is
a never-to-be-forgotten item of her
"A cousin of James', George An
drews, a clerk in tho Board of Trade
and, let me see. who else oh, only
little Miss Rose."
"Who is Aliss Rose, pray?"
"An insignificant littlo person; a
daughter of an old governess of mino."
"Rose Rose. 1 don't remember
"No; it was before your time, you
were a baby then," replied Lady Kl
lerton, tranquilly; for when a woman
has ui'iile up her mind to tell lies, she
is generally a thorough mistress of the
art. "She is a Quakeress," she added,
A "Quakeress; how amusing! I don't
think 1 ever met one in society befoie;
does she say thee and thou?"
"(Ih, no; that is out of date now,"
replied Adela, quoting her friend's in
formation on the subject; "but you are
not likely to speak to her, Jack, she
won't interest you, poor little thing.
And now rcully, my dear boy, we must
go and dress for dinner; look at the
"By tho wav, Ady," sa d the young
man, as he followed Lady Kllerton up
stairs, "I hear an outrageous character
of that friend of yours, Aliss Ingleby;
she is not here, I suppose?"
"Oh, dear, no!"
"Well, I'm glad of It, for I'm suro 1
shouldn't have liked her."
"You will s-e her next week nt the
"Well, 1 shan't dance with her, that
"Won't you, my friend!" muttered
between her lips a young lady, who in
the gathering twilight stood above them
upon an upper llight of stairs. "We
will see about that!"
Jack Dormer took Airs. Halket in to
dinner ho was rather pretty, but ex
cessively dull; the ladv on the other
side of him was Aliss liitchie, with a
loud voice she on tho contrary was
lively-over-lively, indeed, to please
him and sho was moreover singularly
plain. Jack, who was a perfect epicure
on ih'J subject of women, felt 'in
tensely bored between the two. In the.
intervals of eating his dinner and
keeping up a desultory a-ul forced con
versation, his eyes wandered perpet
ually across the "table to where, exactly
opposite him. sat a young lady in "a
high gray silk dress. Tho dress was
the first thing that struck him about
her. There was all around him a great
exhibition of bare ueeks and shoulders,
and of fat arms displayed in all their
unlovely length. Jack, who was fresh
from a "long residence in the Fast
where the charming mystery of veiled
womanhood had exercised a strange
fascination over his somewhat ovcr
rvtined and sensitive mind, regarded
theso customs of nio.lern Ktiglish lifj
with something akin to disgust
"It is a remnant of barbarism!" said
Jack to himself, and then his eyes rest
ed once more w.th satisfaction upon
tho young lady opposite to him.
Her dove-gray dress was softened at
the throat by folds of white tulle; her
sleeves were long, only displaying tite
rounded whiteness of her wrists and
anus up to tho elbow. Then from look
ing at her dress he began to look at her
face. Her long eye-lashes were for the
most part downcast If she looked up,
the glances from her beautiful browr
eyes seemed to him tJ be modc-t and
intelligent He noticed that when sli
talked to her neighbor her voLe wj
!otr and gentle; how different she
e,-ined from all the other women! How
s mple, how' womanly, how good, was
1 he expression in her quiet face! Who
tvas she, he wondered, and then sud
denly he recollected; of course this was
M ss Rose, the Quakeress."
After dinner, when the gentlemen
joined the ladies, he went straight up
to her and sat down beside her.
"AIv sister told me who you were.
Miss Rose, 10 you must forgive me for
introducing myself. May I sit here and
talk to you?"
"Oh, yes!" Her eyes fell, and a
bright color rose In her cheeks.
"I have been a long time out of En
gland, traveling in Eastern countries
and you can't think how odd English
.jc etv seems to me, now I have emu
back to it"
"Yes!" still with downcast eyes,
playing with the dove-colored folds of
"The women, for instance, they look
so strange; so almost bold and un
feminine. I suppose it is because my
eye is unaccustomed. Now you, for
instance, you remind me more, do you
know, of the women of the East than
anybody I have seen since I have been
"Oh! Are they not very ignorant,
poor things?" Up went the brown eyes,
flashing into his a look of innocent sur
prise Jack laughed. "Ah you had me
there. J di not mean that it is in the r
ignoiianee and want of education that
you remind me of them."
"Oh, I am very glad of that!" with a
littlo efl'us'on that was complimentary.
"I should not like you to, think me ig
norant." "I am sure you are not," answered
Jack very fervently, although why he
was so sure of it lie would have been
puzzled to say. He was, however, very
certa n that Aliss Rose had the loveliest
eyes and the sweetest manner of nny
woman ho had over met, inelu ling all
the Eastern houris upon whom h s
memory dwelt with so much fondness.
Ho devoted hims.'lf to her the whole
evening, and during the next day it
was remarked that the gray frock
which by daylight was of eashmero in
stead of silk was never without the
attendant figure of handsome Jack
Dormer in close proximity. Lady K.
lcrton and her easy-going husband, who
had promised to do his part which, as
his wife said, was only to hold his
tongue looked on with amusement
and with satisfaction. As to the Qua
keress herself, it is diflicult to explain
exactly what was in her mind about the
gigantic fraud sho was perpetrating
upon her innocent victim. She was very
reticent upon the subject even when
chance threw her alone in the society
of her friend, aud received the laughing
congratulations upon her acting w.tn
an extraordinary quietness and a si
lence which was truly remarkable. It
is, however, to bo surmised that she
threw herself into the part eoa amoi'e,
and that the character she was portray
ing was in no way unpleasant to her; for
she evinced much willingness to be
led Into retired shrubbery walks, and
showed no indisposition to unduly lin
ger in distant green-houses and summer-houses;
so that Airs. R tchie made
spiteful remarks about thu aptitude of
Quakeresses for flirtation, in sp to of
their charity-school-like persoual ap
pearance; and Lady Sale murmured
not original allusions to those quiescent
waters whoso springs are supposed to
bo run in the depths of profundity.
Of courso Jack: never thought of tak
ing his Quak-ress into the stables -the
only place for wh'cli Miss Rose exper
ienced unhealthy longings, which she
had some dilliculty in supposing, lie
was fond of horses, and would like to
have gone to them himself and smoked
his pipe there in p-ace and comfort.
But it would have been a pro .'a idy to
have subjected this sweet, old-tush-ioncd
blossom of a g rl to the odors of
stables and tobacco, and to the lower
ing atmosphere of a stable yard. It
did cross Jack's mind once to think
that it might be a nuisance to marry so
delicate aud pure a creature, from
whom the coarse Iullueticesof da ly life
must bo forever carefully guarded.
But after all, one can't have every
thing, and anything was better than
the fashionable girl of th. present day
such a one. for instance, us h s friend
Kyrle had descr.bed to him.
As the days wore away, Jack Dormer
was obliged to confess to himself that
he was over head and ears in love with
(Jn the last evening of her vis't there
were to be private theatricals nt Fos
borough Court. A small farce was to
be acted before a select but not a large
audience, and the iianio of it was "The
Girl of the Period."
"Are you going to net, M ss Rose?"
asked Jack of his divinity.
"Oil, no; 1 could not," she answered.
'No acting is not in vour line, I'll
bo bound; vou are the 1 ast person on
earth to care about making a public
show of yourself."
At this moment Lady Kllerton burst
wildly into tho room, w.th an open tel
egram in her hand.
"What nm 1 to do?" sho cried. "I
am in perfect despair. Here is a tele
gram from Aliss Grey to say that she
can not come, her grandmother isiL-ad.
Oh. what shall 1 do!"
Xow "Miss Grey" was supposed to
be tho "leading lady" upon whom all
the success of the night's, entertain
ment depended, and without whom
"The Girl of the Period" must needs
fall to the ground. There was, how
ever, no Aliss Grey ii existence. "Oh,
what shall I do!" cnd Lady Kllerton,
wringing her hands and almost in tears
(after all, she was almost as lino an
actress as Kate Ingleby). "All the
people are asked, and the supper and
the stage scenery have arrived, and
how can I put it all oil! Oh. Jack,
what am 1 to do?"
'.My dear girl. I'm iiwfu'dy sorry,
I'm sure. I don't know what can le
done; can nobody else take her part?"
"No. Who is there? Al-ss Ritchie
does the sprightly old maid, and Mrs.
Halket the timid mother, and Clonel
Spriggs the heavy father, and George
Andrew the lover, lie is the onlv one
that can act a bit except AlisxG.vy:
the wnole thing dcpeude.l upon her,
and who is there who can take her
Then Aliss Rose said very lu s'tat ng!y:
"Oh, Lady Kllerton, I'm af.nid I should
do it very badly, but if yo 1 are iu such
i ditliculty I would do my very best, if
vou have really no one else; I would
try-I learn very quickly by heart, aud
you might show me."
"Aly dear, you are an ongj I. u dar
lin"!' cried Adela, rapturously, cl isp
ing"Aliss Rose in her arms. ' How too
dear and good of you! I cau t tell yoa
how grateful I am." ,
"You are the first peron in the wort,
to do a kind and good-natur.-d action,
whispered Jack in her ear, almost tin'
ly contradict;ng the very last rcmar..
lie had made to her. But he was h.
that id;otic condition of mind w th re
gard to her, when whatever a woman
does or says, or leaves unsaid or n .
done, seems to be equally perfec ion in
a man's eyes. Neve theless. when AI s?
Rose had been c ur rd away by h s '"
tertu be drilled an 1 co.ieh ?d, he co .Id
not h dp awning to himself that, am -able
and good-natured us was Mi s
Rose, he feared that her actin ; wo ild
be a failure.
"At such a short notice, and such a
part, so wholly foie gn to her natire!
Poor little girl, how can she do it?"
It was with very nervous feci ngs
that Jack watched the curtain go up be
fore a crowded audience that evening.
He saw upon the stage Aliss Roo.
and yet Aliss Rose myster.ou-lv trans
formed; a wealth of dark curls over
her brow, a red satin dress made in
tho latent fashion, and tho glitter of
diamonds upon her white smooth
throat; and then tho saucy glano of
her laughing eyes, that seemed as if
more than once they singled him out
of the audience before her, the easy
gestures, the perfect enunciation, the
natural talent with which she went
througii a part in which sho had acted
many times, filled him first with
amazement, and lastly with admira
tion; she was more beaut fill than he
had ever conceived her to lie, and her
acting was so marvelous that it al
most took nway his breath. There
came one scene wherein the "Girl of
the Period" had to smoke a cigarette,
Aliss Rose went through the perform
ance with a graceful ease, which, al
though it made his heart stand still,
was yet very far from jarring against
his taste; the cigarette, as smoked by
the Quakeress, became almost a poeti
cal and feminine action. "Nothing,"
ho said to himself, "can vulgarize her;
sho is the innate cm bod inent of a lady
Nevertheless, he was glad when thj
play was over. Tho curtain went down
amid thunders of applause, and Aliss
Rose, in her gray silk Quakeress garb,
caino back presently and sat down
nmong tho ami eneu while some im
promptu charades were being acted by
Jack mado room for her beside him.
"How did I do" it?" she whispered to
It was perfect. 1 am speechless with
amazement at your acting. I had no
idea you were so clever." Th s praise
was grateful to her; sho was so con
scious of having acted her best.
"If you had studied the part for
weeks you could not have do'ae it
better." She had studied it for weighs.
She played with the buttons of her
glove, niid held her tongue. "It was
dreadful to mo to see you act that
part like that," ho went on in a
. "Did it pain you?" Sho lifted her
dark eyes and fixed them upon him,
with an earnest yearing look iu them;
how different was now their expression
from that which ho had seen iu them
half an hour ago!
"Yes," ho murmured back, "because
I love you, and you know it," The
charades were going on upon th-' stage
and the audience was in a. slate of se.ni-darkne-s.
She lowered her eyes, and a
faint sm lo hovered upon her lips; was
it of joy or was it of tr.uniph? a 1 tile
of each, perhaps. "I love you as ou
are, and yet everything you do aad say
is right 111 my eyes, because it is jou,"
he went on passionately.
A tw.nkle in her downcast eye.
"Even tho cigarettes?" she mur
mured. "I forgave you even that; no other
woman could have acted, that, and yet
produced 110 sensation of disgust upon
me; and yet, dearest tell mo that you
love 1110, and that, for my sake, you
will never smoke a cigarette again in
"I will never smoke ac garette again
in my life," she answered; and she
kept her word. But she would give
him no answer to that other quest on,
although he urged her to do so.
"Will vou tell me to-morrow night
at the Wigrams' ball, then?"
"Do Quakers go so balls?"
' How can I tell you will go, will
you not? You are go ng to stav with
people clo-ie by, 1 hear; tney w il sure
ly take yon.""
"In my gray frock?" she asked with
a sm le.
"What does your frock matter? you
are always lovely in my eyes. If you
love me you will be there to meet 111 :."
"Very well." She answered in her
quiet Quaker-like m inner. And ho
could get nothing more out of lur.
The next morning. AI ss Rose had
taken her departure in-fore the rest of
the party assembled at a late breakfast
table. The ball was crowded; the party from
Fosborough Court arrived very late. As
Jack Dormer edged his way through
the block of people at the door-way, his
eye ran eagerly over the bright parterre
of well-dressed women; he saw there
many beautiful faces, many brilliant
dresses, much glitter of diamonds upon
white necks and arms, but nowhere the
little gray dress and the quiet demure
face of tho girl he looked for; a pang
went through his heart; she was not
there, then! Then suddenly, through an
opening in the crowd, he saw what?
A lovely woman clad in white, but
white that was not so much the garb of
Virgin simplicity as the imperial wit
n'sses of a Queen a white that shone
with the the luster of rich satin soft
ened by the fall of costly laces; dia
monds sparkled at her throat and ears,
and glittered in shining circlets about
her round white arms.
Could this indeed be Aliss Rose, the
She was not dancing: when she saw
him she smiled, and held out her hand
to h m.
How late you are will you dance
Will I not?" he answered, passing
h s arm round her waist
"What have yon done to yourself, to
oichi?" hi mu; mured in her ear.
"I have trie! to make myself loval.
In your eyes."
"I5oeause vou love meP"
"Because I love you!" she nnswerel
And that waltz straightway bcume
as Heaven itself to the infatuate I ynun
"Hello, old chap, yon ato ninl ing(,e
running famously with the heiress!"
This was from Viscount Kyrle, Wm
stood behind him and shipped him
playfully on tho back. 1
"Heiress? what heiress? How dt,
Kyrl i. I didn't exp-. ct 10 see you tol
night. Whom are you spiakin"
; "About Aliss Ingleby. to be sure, tlnj
fast young w un n I wir ed ,,,
against!" sa d hi friend. 1-ugli 11 ;. "
"I really don't know wnoin yoi
"Oh, ho! a goo.! joke, my boy. when
you have just been dancing with her,
and she wouldn't dance with anybody
until you came!"
He lookud aeross the room; Aliss
Rose stood talking to his sister; h -r
face was glowing with animation an I
excitement; the Quakeress in her little
gray frock seemed to have van'shed.
Suddenly the scales fell , from Jack
Dormer's eyes, and ho perceived
the truth; his sister's greatest friend,
whom she had written so often about,
telling him he must really marry her;
the handsome, dashing Aliss Ingleby,
whom other people culled "fast, but
whom Adela swore by, declaring thi
her good heart and her true sterling
character amply made up for a little .
over-exuberance of spirit in her man
ner; the Aliss Ingleby who rode, and'
fished, and swam, and acted, yes, and
smoked cigarettes Aliss Ingleby the
heiress, and littlo Aliss Rose, the Quak
eress, were one and tho same person!
Jack walked straight across the
room, and stood beforener.
"Aliss Kate Ingleby," he said, look
ing her full in tho face, "you have
taken mo in shamefully."
She colored deeply, all over her
checks and throat and up to the .very
roots of her hair. Then she raised
her dark eyes to his, looking at
him penitently with a little pucker on
her brow, like a naughty child waiting
to bo scolded.
"What was I to do?" she said, dep
recatingly. I had the misforlune to
fall in hive with you at first sight, in a
bookseller's shop, one wet morning,
and at (he same t me I had the mortifi
cation of hearing you say vou did not
wish to know mu. I could think of no
other wav of persuading you to think
better of me than tho character your
friend gave. Won't you forgive me?"
she add.;. I, softly.
Ho tried to frown, but a smile was in
"On one com! tion will you bo mar
ried in your Quaker's dress?"
"Yes, if I am to be married to you,
Jack!'' she answered, speaking his ,
name for the first t me with that sweet
timidity which a man loves to hear up
on the lips of the woman he loves.
As for L rd Kyrle, he was made to
feel that he had put his foot very much
into it on a certain wet morning, in
Ada mi, the bookseller's shop. Never
theless, Kale always declared herself to
be under a debt of gratitude to h m; for
had it not been for his remarks con
cerning her, she would never, sho de ¬
clared, have been so bent upon prov-
ing to dacn that it was possible for Jura
to fall in love with "that horrid girl."
A Man Who 11m IIhiI KxprrleiK-n In Smalt
yml I ri;e Farm . ICvpri-Sf III lrfer
nie For the Fiirmer.
"Small farms are the best," said Air
D. K. Emory, of Longniont, to the
Farmer a day or two s nee. "I know
it to be a fact, because I've had ex
perience with both largo and small. In
Colorado a man is very apt to get tho
land fever, and the result is he has
more land than his means will allow
him to cultivate, or, if it be grazing
land, he has no money to buy stock
with; his purchase is of no use to him,
and, unless by somo extraordinary
stroke of good fortune, ho remains as
poor as a church mouse to the end of
"Now the man who owns but forty
acres determines to get as much out of
this land as possible, and to this end
fertilizes it, sees that it is irrigated
properly, and gets in most cases as
much as hisno ghborwhofarmseighty.
The natural reasoning then is that
small farms, as a rule, yield the largest
profits. Another reason why they pay
is, that whoever owns a small farm
generally has poultry, swine, etc.
As the farm does not take all his
time, he sees the hens, the chickens
and the turkeys have proper care. Ho
has a few cows and a small dairy,
which, as he is not obliged to be
working the land all the time, re
ceives the attention needed. Tho butter
and cheese from this dairy are always
well made, and invariably bring the
highest prices and meet with a ready
sale. The eggs and poultry also sell
well, the former being fresh, and the
latter fat and plump, as only well-cared-for
poultry can be.
"On the forty acres can be grown a
liberal supply of vegetables, and there
is ample t.me to g.ve them, too, the
Deoessary attention. A little of every
thing is found on this farm, a perfect
exempt ficatioa of mixed farming. I
have often heard people say of poul
try on a farm, as an instance of how
small things are regarded, 'Pshaw !
Chickens are a nuisance.' Y'et i know
a family in Colorado which this same
nuisance furnished largely with their
subsistence for one while." Colorado
A Texas paper, the Luling B"op.
explains in this way why it expects to
keep clear of entangling alliances with
the Sherifl : "We ut lize all of our stale
letters, split open envelopes to get at
the unwritten side, and call into service
the brown wrapping paper in which
we carry home our bunJies from the
store. Our special telegrams are got
ten through while the operator is away
at dinner, and we compel, the pro
prietor to set type, to sweep out the
ofiica (monthly), kindle tires, fetch
water, make up forms, entertain vis
itors, discourage bores, and debver the
paper to city subscr bers. We don't
intend to bankrupt on th's l'ne."