) EUGENE CITY GUARD. 1. bCAHrKKLU . freprleter, EUGENE CITY. OREGON. TESTS WITH EXPLOSIVES. laatiulU and Ualblta the Hotl ! traetlv AenU Vet luvented. There h good deal of noise la tba oavy yard tbe other afternoon, the re sult of series of experimental U'sU with the new explosive (eniincnslta) end smokeless powder (irolbiUi), both the Invention of Dr. Gtopbon 1L Em mens. The touts were given by the company handling the patents under the personal supervision of Dr. Em mens, and showod that the new mete rials are quite as powerful as dynamite and perfecrjy safe In handling. Jbere were a number of prominent officials scattered through the large crowd, in eluding Soorotary Tract, Senators Man' derson, ColqulL Hale. Chandler and Ulackburn, Ilopresontatlvo Cutcbeon, Carlisle and Whoelor, and Commodore Folger. Admiral Jouett and Captal Meade. Dr. Emraens first manufactured some of bis explosives In the loft of th boat-houfte to show there was no danger in mixing the Ingredients, which are couple of unusual acids. The fumes of the mixture bave colored the dootor'i beard and balr a bright orange yellow, which Is the prevailing hirsute tinge, be says, around the factory. Then a can containing sixty pounds of emmenslte was placed under a small raft made up of about fifty heavy tlm bers lasted togother. A steam launch towed the raft out about five hundred foet from shore and anchored It, and then proceeded some distance furthor, paying out behind It a couple of eloo trlo wires. Suddenly the word "Are" was beard across the wstor, and there came a rumbling crash, followed by the upheaval of tons of wster, In the midst of which fragments of broken timbers flow skyward. After they had gone up a couple of hundred feet they came down again, all torn and twlstod out of thapo. Hundreds of flub lay dead oa the turlaoe ox the water. The next experiment consisted of testing the, rending power of tbo env monsito above water, and throe Iron plates, a foot square and balf an Inch thick, were consecutively broken In pieces each by a cartridge of the ter rible stuff. The explosives were ar ranged In throe different ways, so as to show the force of th shook was equal In all directions. In order to con vince the spectators that the material was harmless In handling the In von tor bad bis son fire a bullot through a cart ridge of It, the effect being a mere breaking of the package as though It were no more than chalk. The broke cartridgo was then exploded with tre mendous effect. A cartridge of dyna mite was trusted In the ssme wsy and disappeared with a groat ox plosion as aoun as the bullet touched It Four emmnnslto cartridges were placed In ean of gunpowder, which was exploded, blowing tho cartridges high In the air and suiting flro to them. Thoy burned briskly, but without exploding. A small yacht cannon was obargod with gunpowder and loaded with a can of em niensite as a projectile. This was fired at an Iron pinto and smashed to pleoo wuiiout explosion, tbe same eminen site afterward being scrsped together and exploded. This was to show that It can bo used as a charge for shell in powder guns without danger of prema ture explosion. Uolhlto, which Is a brown paper sat urated with cmiuenalto, was than fired from a rlflo as a cartridge load. The abot made almost no noise and practi cally no smoke. Tbore was a momenta ry light mist, wblob was Instantly dls peled. 1 ho penetration aeumod to be the same as that obtained by gunpawdet cartridges, which made a loud report and a great smoko. ' It Is not only harmless to bandlo, but It Is ssid to bo a radical oure for malaria and catarrh when taken In regulated doses or snuffed in the nostrils. Dr, Emmons wants guns and intends asking the Navy department fur permission to conduct a series of tests with some ol the abandoned cannon belonging to the Government. Washington Star, I BLUE BLOOD WAS OFF. Mow Look Oat for the rail are of a Horse. I t ar CiMUuy. A tklek-sot, surly-foocd man who boarded a Madison avenue car down town lite other day was followed by wild-eyed cur dog, which clipped past the conductor and hid behind bt master's legs. All wa peace for about four squares. Then a very dignified, middle-aged lsdy balled the car aud took a seat In the the center of it on the right-hand side, followed by a poodle, which the conductor may ot may not have seen. The oar had scarcely started w hen the poodle began a tour of investigation under the seat. II found the wild-eyed our without much bunting, and only about ten seconds was wasted In "sass." He for the pas sengers could realise what wa going on the two dogs rolled out into the aisle, with the cur evident' having things all his own way. "My drllng-my llenny-he'll be killed!" shouted the owner of the poodle, as she sprang up and souoiod about to faint. "Call oft your curt" ahouted a man who rose up from the rear of the ear. 'Homebody part 'emr'aoreamod three or four women, as tbo jlltubed upon the (eats. "The pood hain't got the sand ot a hen!" muttered a telegraph boy whs wascioseiy watching the proceedings. The doira foUL'ht ll th-r. unA nt tt,- ear. followed hvihnl.r.nn.i... I 1- and tuere, as ahake the bind the eur wa trvln t le, off th poodle, th led both of tbeToft th conductor tumbled platform Into the mud. They epratd at once snj scurried In different dt tlons. Tbe frigid lady bad now recov ered her presence of . mind, and she turned to the conductor with: "Couduetab, stop this cab! I wish to alight It is the last time I shall evab take a cab on this line!" As she got off tbe owner ot tbe wild eyed dog reached the platform and said: "Conduclah. hold this nah-ah until I ! can deas-en 1. Tbe next Urn I desire to t go up town I shall cbartah a cab all by ..If . 1 H uytelf-ali And a be rot off oa tb left and moved for the aidewalk tbe passenger ia tney wouldn t nav missed th show If the tickets had been placed at a balf a dollar each. "-N. Y. Sua. Henry Ta'e. auirar refiner of Indon and Liverpool, whose benefaction lisv been niot niunifirnl, baa annoumd bl iotention of giving 5,flU) to Loudon tnd a similar uin to Liverpool toward pro motion in tbo citie of how ourting of i k poor. OVER AND OVER. Over and ovsr, tbs birds srs lnjrlnf Ttis stuns sweat strains of tb loa SfO Over sad ovsr, eaah year srs ann-gin' Flowers where fadelk the wluter aow fiver and over, ths still fo mIMdc Leagues ne Uterus eorost lbs Ovsr and over, no tb dav Is paling; Highs tut bra la lb (ureal ire. Ovsr sad ovsr, V Joy sad sorrow Hllenllj walk by us reryw-ers Ovnr and ovsr, will each to-morrow Urliif Its blealnts or bring lu ear Ovsr and ovsr, Uts mother blssuss After eeeb prayer s (oldea bead; Ovsr snd ovsr, bar sweat earnest Into each heart luvs's sunllgbt shed, Ovsr snd ovnr, we all srs teaching Dally our lessons of (ood or III i Ovnr sod ovsr, are pastors preseblng Words which speak ot tb stealer's wUl Ovsr snd ovsr, tbs sunset glorlra Oluw snd vsnlab o ar land snd sua; Ovsr and ovsr, to Orsndms'i alorlee W llstsa, sluing bealoe bar km. -J. ft M. Vv right, la Good Uoueekoepla. UNCLE PETER. How tb Oosslpa unwittingly Brought About a Wedding-. When the farmer' wive in the neigh borhood of Dal to a and the realdent of the little country tillage beard the clang of the cracked, old band-boll and, afterward, tbe shrill, quavering notes of a cracked old voice singing some suck Cheerful ditty as, " 1 bad a old few, and my cow loved m ! wiUkrd my cow Under a green bay tree," they im Hod and aald: "Uncle Toter' coming, " Tb note of hi songs grew shriller and more strident a Unci I'etardrew nesr In bis rickety old fish cart with It on vas covering on the side of which was printed: "Mr. Peter 1, I'lllsberry, dealer In fish, oysters, clams sad other notions. No trust" Al though the "no trust" part of tbe sign bad been made omphatlo by being un derscored, Unole I'eter did trust any body and every body in such a perfectly reckless and guilelessly confiding man- aer that It was a wonder bl bank so sount wis balf o larg a It actually was. Ills bank account and other possessions were so great that there was really no necessity of Uncle Peter pursuing bl occupstlon of peddling fish, clam "and other notion," a be did, exposing him fit to tbe beat of aummer and th winter storms while making bla dally rounds. "Ye think I hadn't ought to do o no more, do ye?" be often laid to friendly patron who, with tbe freedom of life long acquaintance, asked him why he lid not give up hi occupation and "take thing easy." "Ye rookon now that I'd let 'round doln' nothln'7" he would ink. "Naw, slrj that ain't the I'llls- borry stylo. I'd be puffeotly mlzzable lot tin' 'round doln' nolhln', and peddlln' lult me. I like to git 'round an' aee th folk. I allua wa great for socia bility, an' peddlin'a etch a coshable bla sens. by, bless ye, I know ev'ry man, woman an child In this county like a book, an' they all know mo. How on ilrth would ye all git along if old Unole I'uter left off peddlln'?" "We would mis you undo," bis pa trons always (aid, heartily; "and we're always glad to see you. The old man would (mile like a pleased ibiid and say: "I reckon y would nils me. Whore'd fou git your haddock an' maok'rol an' bally but an' big fat olanis an' l'rovldenae Ulors It Unci 1'etor'd (top peddlln'? ou'd have to go olean to SmlthQold, nine mile away, for 'em, that' what you'd have to do. Hut 1 ain't oallatln on glvln' up poddlln' though Illndy an' lleoky an' the the rest of 'em want me to quit it an' go to keopln' a llttlo store," 'That would be easier for you, wouldn't It?" "Nary time It wouldn't," the old maa would reply, shaking bis head vigorous- "More-keeping; neverd suit mo. it'd jlst nateholly w'ar mo out to be puddltn' round a little sto' all tho time. Hut Klmly an' lleoky an' tbo rest ot 'em think it'd be more gonteoler'n peddlln' flsbi that's the idoe with them. It' kinder gallln' to Hooky In pertlcklor to bare her old dad peddlln' fish, an' imollln' of 'era when alio bus company, though I alius try to get out'n the way then; fish do smell, I'll allow." Undo I'eter's wife had been dead sov- ral year. Ill daughter Dorlnda. a ipmster of thirty-three, and Hooky, a much younger daughter, kept house for blin in the old borne. Hooky had had the advantage, or disadvantage, of at tending a would-bo fashionable board ing-school forayear, wheroahehad early learned that thosoctnty to which she as pired could never tolerate the daughter ot a flah peddling father, notwithstand ing the fact that that father was one of tho kindest and best and most honora ble ot men, and Hooky bad come homo determined to bring Uncle 1'otor' fish, peddling career to a close. Ho had aluiply laughed at her first at tempt, biding the pain be felt behind sn ever smiling and kindly face, lie felt that lleoky had come home ashamed of him and his occupation, but be did not say so to her, for he was a peaceable minded man wno despised "jaw" ot any kind. Dorlnda bod an idea that i tor might prove more profitable than a fish and notion wagon, and ahe waa too thrifty to allow any opportunity to pas for In creasing her father' account, which sh expected to divide with hor brother and sisters some day. Uncle I'eter had seversl married son and daughters living near htm, and all of them, being thrtfu like their sister. kept their eye fixed on their father' possessions, which aggregated several ihnn...i .,n.. t..,. v.. i -..... u.u wven ang th-prprl. of -. 1'? pruT,T n,'n tU,m. ,0 hU J- Miiw .im itu my ii.pm, in return more for, to "laive care of Mm" the mm.U.I... of bis life. Hut Uncle Teter wa a wiser and firm er man than be seemed. He bad a Strong, doeged will, notwithstanding bis childish manner and his smooth, round, effeminate and ever smiling face, lie met this suggestion with a smile, and dismissed It with a joke, but there was a look in bl ladea old blue eyes r;um,nc ' ulJ. 11 cam borne from bt round on day . . in the merriest mood. II bad "cleaned out" nit ntir clock la trad and bl cracked old vole sang "Ann! Laurl la a perfectly excruciating manner a b drov cheerily up tb long lane lead ing to hi house. At th gst be met Mr. Harriet Gib bons, a woman from tbe village near by, whose highest earthly jy wa felt when It her privilege to b first la retailing a new bit of gxwalp of unusual Internal. Shews on of the tew peo ple oa th face of tb earth whom good old I'ncU Petar did met Ilk; bat k bad never riven utters nee to this dislike. and now be bobbed bis head to and fro and greeted her with a cordial "Howdy do, Mis' (libbons! Folks all well to boii.e? Tboy be? That's right. Csn't yestsytota? It must be 'bout ready." Hut .Mrs. Gibbons declined tbe Invita tion somewhat stiffly and went on ber wsy. When Uncle Peter went into tbe bouse be noted sn unusually aevere look on Ulndy' always grim face, while Hooky looked reproachfully toward him. Ill son William, who lived la tb village, happened to come in a mo ment later aud wa toon followed by hi married daughter, Mr. Uibson Down ing. Unci Peter brd them whispering together as he stepped Into bl own lit tle room for a scrap of paper to "figger tome on." He had noticed peculiar ooldness toward him on the part of all of them, and now he stepped to tbe door end laid: "What's goln' on ber that all ef ye act so? Your eld pa hurt your fooling some way?" Mis Dorlnda, after waiting a mo ment for torn ef tb other to tpesk, aid coldly: "Yes, you bsv done, or ar going to do, something we can't belp disliking, if all report are true." "Ye don't say?" aald Unole Peter, the mile still oa bl face. "Well, what la it? Out with it an' tee If your pa can't clear hi skirt of any thing so very beenyous." Miss Dorlnda came out with it flatly: "It's the talk of the village and the whole country that you're going to mar ry the Wlddor NewtoaP Uncle Peter dropped Into bl old splint-bottomed rocking chair, bl arms banging limply by bl tide and an ex pression of wide-eyed snd open-mouthed amazement on bl round, rod face. Ill wholo mannor proved bl entire inno cence of ever having even thought of such a matrimonial consummation. 'MoT" be gasped, staring blan! 'y first at one and then the other of his four ac cusers as they stood before him. "Me marry the Wlddor Newton? Me, Pe ter P. PilUberry, a-goln' to marry Callsty Newton?" It's In every body' mouth, tald Mrs. Clbson Downing. "Tbey ssy you top at ber homo balf an hour at a tlm every dav," said Dcrlnda. "O, pal" cried Miss Uecky. Tb ton (aid nothing, but looked volumes. Uncle Peter stared at a 11 ot them for a moment and then tald: "You're hollerln' 'tor you're hurt, children; that' what you're a-doln'j Ml Newton ain't no more idoe o' marryln' me than the has o' marryln' tbe man in the moon. J ain't never mentioned mar riage talk to hor nor to no other woman on top o' the earth, but you're dead an' gone ma, an' the aln t oa top o the earth now." Tbe foar of the oblldron wore at once allayed, for thoy knew tholr fa ther to be an absolutely -truthful man. Their fuoos brightened as he rose and turned to leave the room, and they didn't mind it much when be stoppod at tbe door and said, sternly "Hut don't you try to dlotato to me, children; don't ou ever try that agin." The injured look loft hi faoe soon after he reached the stable and began rubbing old Hally down. He chuckled a be rubbed and potted the old horse. "Me marry CalUty," bo said to him self. "Well, I'd like to know who in oroatlon started that pack o' Ho to goiu'. Old list Gibbons, I'll bo bound! I'allsty wouldn't have mo It I asked ber. 1 bet she wouldn't Tho Idoe ot it!" The Widow Newton wss at that tuo- mentgreatly perplexed and discouraged. 8he was a neat, comely woman of fifty, and she lived alone in a ooiy llttlo old brown house with a few acres of ground around it Hor four married son and daughter lived In borne ot their own near by. Each of them had In turn in vited and urged tholr mothor to come and live with them, but aho bad persist ently refused, although she was a gentle, mlld-faood woman ot a somewhat yield ing spirit "I want a home of my own," she would say; "I've been mlstros ot a homo, such as 'tis, for more'n thirty years and I'd never bo aatlsflod to have a home somebody else was mistress of. Here I can do as I ploaao and thore's no body to aay mo nay. It I want batter cakes for breakfast or rls blsoult for tea, I has them, an' may be I wouldn't in somebody else's house. Its lonesome sometimes, I'll allow, but thoro's worse feelings than lonosomoness. Anyhow, I'vo got plenty to live comfortable on, and that' a good deal to be thankful for." When her husband had diod three year before the time our story beglpa, be had in his will left his wife bl en tire possessions with the exception of small bequest to each ot his children, who had folt themselves greatly ag grieved thereby, although they were all in very comfortable ctrcunistnnoo. Mrs. Newton was sitting by ber fa vorite window in her favorite rooking chair sewing carpet rags when her daughter, Mrs, Luelnda Bvans, cam in omewhat hurriedly followed by an other daughter, Mrs. Hetty Hlggins. "Let girls," said their mother, in a surprised tone; "I'd ne idee of seeing either of you on Tuesday snd it your regular Ironing day. Bet down." "I ain't got time," replied Hetty, coldly, "1 just run over to find out it thi story about you and old rete Plllsberry is true." "That just what I come for," aald Lueinda Evans. "I come by brother Henry' home, and alator Hetty was there and they're waiting for me to eomo bark and tell then what you say. Is it true, ma, that you and old I'eter are going to be married?" Mrs. Newton ray a thrill llttl cream and threw up both hands whll her ball ot rags fell to the floor and rolled ac root the room leaving a line of green and -vd and blue behind it "Cindy Evsns." gasped Mrs. Newton, "what ar you and your sister Hetty talking about? Are you craiy? Am I going to marry Uncle Poter Plllsberry? The land ot the living!" She threw her green and white ging ham apron over ber bead and began to rock to and fro, half crying, bait laugh ing. With her bead still covered she finally said, sharply: "GohoxiM, firia, jo homo, and top and toll Hetty ana Henry and every body else you meet thst I ain't going to marry nobody till I'v been asked, and I ain't been asked yet She fell to laughing hysterically, and Betty aald, sharply: l.,. L -.Kt. . "J" 7, " J " ell, 1 think it d be a burning sham wss asked. . ' ' "Ye, and old Peter Plllsberry ot all Mrs. Newton took ber aproa from hr burning face and aald, firmly: "You. hissa rUrbt aboat Caol Peter, flndy Evans; bf a good and boneit an old man a vr lived. Your father thought tb world ot blm. But you csn just tot your mind at rest about blm, h ain't no more idee of marrying than I bar. Tb Idee of it!" Tbe girls wont horn in greater peace of mind than they bad known when coming to tee tbolr mother, since tbey now felt confident that their sbar of tb throe thousand dollar their mothor bad in tbe bank wa not to b lessened by tbe possible claims of a itep-fsther. The smile oa Unole I'eter's faoe deep ened the next day as be drow near the Widow No wton' house while msking hi dally round. He stopped lnglng: "Her wa sra but straying pilgrims," and began on a lively ditty about "A lady fair. With aut brown balr, Ob, lummy yl yum, ' Ob. tummy yl yum, Yl yum dl de do." Tbe Widow Newton hesrd blm com ing and blusbe came to her plump checks. "I shan't lot on that I've boerd any thing of the acand'lous mes of stuff 'bout me snd blm," the said, a tb ound of the rattling cart wheel cam nearer and nearer; "I'll just go out and ask him bow the folk are at borne and got mu a pound of haddock and com right into the house so't the tongue ol the gossips won't have nothing to wag about Thar hA ! .t ths cat. Weill what's he bitching his horse for? He's coming in, too. Well if that ain't quoerl Dear me" Good morning, Callsty," Unci Peter tald, stopping briskly Into th widow' kitchen and standing, bis old hat in bit hand, near tbe open door. Ui bad known ber all her llfo. He had carrlod her to school often on bl band sled when they were children, and hi bad always called bor CalUty, but somehow, she blushed when he called her Callsty to-day. lie went on calmly and directly. "Callsty, you board tbe yarn that's goln' round 'bout us?" he asked. "1-1 yes. rotor." She turnod ber burning face from him, fingering her apron corners In a con fusod wsy. "Did It make you mad wben ou beerd em?" "1-I-dldn't like It, Poter." "I 'poe not not at first nohow. I was mad as a wet hen whon I nrst boord 'em, but Callsty, I wa glad in the end; yes, sir, I jlst was. Air you mad now as you wa at first?" "I I hardly know. They wa'n't true, nohow, Poter." "No, they wa'n't, Callsty, that's so; there wa'n't a word of truth In 'em." He came nearer and oaught one ot her bands in bis own as he tald: v rom "Let' make 'em truo, Callsty. boln' mod at first I've come to wish In' and hopln' they might be true, that me and you was goln' to be married, that'' tbe end ot it all was that Unole Petot wont away singing about the "lady fair" in loudor and shriller but joyfully triumphant notes, while the "lady fair'' wont about hor work bumming an old love tune forgotten for years until now. A woek later they drove quietly to neighboring town and camo home man and wife, Uncle i'eter joyfully and boldly proclaiming the tact to all whom thoy chanced to moot Thoy came book to the brldo's cozy little brown house and aottled down to a quiet tnd happy life, beodlosa of th flouts and moor ot tholr children, who, as a matter ot oourso, soon oame to ac cept the situation with some degree of good grace snd to make gladly-accepted overtures of peace. "We owe 'oni a good deal, anyhow, Callsty," Undo Peter aald, "for if they hadn't raised uoh a tuts 'bout what wasn't so what li so wouldn't ot come to pass, and we wouldn't ot thought ol marryln' each otbor and being the hap piest old bride and bridegroom on top of the earth, now, would wo?" Zenai Duno, In Household. The Ron of Victor Hugo. The money which parents accumulate by hard ' work and self-denlul Is fre quently squandered by tholr children, but few mortgsgo a future inheritance so recklessly as has a son of Victor Hugo, Tbe great French man ot let ters, etartlng in life wjth a capital of 800 franca, which he had earned for him- solf, besides gaining an immortal place In literature, amassed a fortune of several million franca, which he loft to his children. His son George has recent ly beoomo of ago, and before ho had taken possession of his fortune his notes were presented against the estate for ttS.000, upon which he had bor rowed only $10,000. Hut there Is a law In Franco against usury, and the greedy usurers have been arrested and the full penalty ot the law will be meted out to thorn for attempting to rob a minor oi his heritage. If young Hugo's fortune Is not kept under the control of a guard Ian It Is more than probable that In few years he will be a penniless vaga bond in the city that will forever honot tho name and memory ot hut great fa ther. Pari Letter. Ruperstlilon of the Red Moase. According to Grimm it Is the devil's brides out of whose mouths tbe soul runs in the shape of a red mouse. Thus we are told that In Thurlngla a servant girl tell asleep while ber companions were shelling mi Us, when they observed a little rod mouse creep out of her part ed lips and run ou of tbe wtndow. One of those present (hook the deeper, but not succeeding In awakening her, moved her to another room. Presently the mouse returned to where the girl had been sitting, but not finding hr, vsnlshed. The girl died instantly. A miller cutting firewood ia the Hlack Forest tell asleep over his work. His companion saw a mouse creep out ot hi mouth snd run away. Other were ailed and a thorough earch made for th niouaei but 1 reuld not be founi. The miller never awoke. In Hohemi It ws formerly considered dsngerou to leep while thirsty, as the soul was surt to leave the body In March of water. 8t Loul Republl. ' Mng and exaggereuuu are the ban f our speech and literature. We snatch at by-saylngs and phrase ot douM meaning rather than sift our idea and make careful selection ot language for the conveyance ot thought Plain words lose their meaning, becom too weak to go alone, and bave to be bol stered up by kdjectlvea Marlon Uar land. How llttl I know a of wbt I in th losom of those around u. W might explain many a coldness could w look into tho heart concealed from ue. W ahould oftea tdtv where w bate. love where we curl th Hp with oor and indignation. To Judge without re- j serv of ny humsn action is a culpable temerity, of all our aln the moot ua tewling and frqua COLONELQUARITCI,V.C Bj E HIDES IliGQABD. CHAPTER L A HOLD QCaEITCB MIDtTATie. There are some things ud face which, wben felt or seen for tbs first time, project themselves upon tbemluds Ilk a sun imags onasensltiv plats and then remain unal terably fixed. To tak tb ess or a faoe ws may never are it gnln, or it may becom tb coniulon of our lif. but there th plcfr nr Is Just sj ws first knew it tb same smils, tb same loolt, unaltering and unalterable, reminding us in tb midst of change or th absolutely Indestructible nature of every ex perience, set nd aspect of our U fa For thst which has been Is. sine th past knows no cbang and no corruption, but live eternally in It frozen and ouinpletwi self. These ar tomewhat large words to b born of a small matter, but tbey row up sponta neously In the mind of soldierly looking man wbo wss leaning, on tb particular evening wben this blitory opens, over a gst In an eastern country lone, staring vacantly at a ripe field cf corn. He was peculiar and rather battered look ing Individual, aprently over 40 years of age, and yet bearing upon him that unmis takabl stamp of dignity and self respect which, ir It doss not exclusively belong to, Is yet on of ths distinguishing sttribute of tb English gentleman. In face he whs ugly; 1 no other word can express It Heiwwerenot tb long mustaches, th almond eye, th aristornttlo air of th colonel or fiction for our dreamer was a colonel These were alas! that tbe truth should bs so plain repre sented by somewhat scrubby, sandy colored whiskers, small but kindly blue ayes, a low, broad forehead, with a deep line running cross it from aide to side, something like that to be seen un ths bust or Julius Cauar, and a long, thin nose. On good feature, however, be did possess, a mouth of sucb sweetuess sud beauty that, set as it wss above a very square snd manly looking chin, it bad ths air of being ludicrously out of place. "Uniph," said bis old auut, Mrs. Mnsiey (wbo had Just died and loft blm wbat sh bad), ou the occasion of ber first Introduction to him five-end thirty years liefora, "umphl Nature mint to make a pretty girl of you, and changed ber mind after she bad finished the moutb. Well, never mind, better b plain man than a pretty woman. There, go along, boy, I like your ugly face." Nor was the old lady peculiar In this re stect, for plain as the countenance or Co I. Harold Quaritcb undoubtedly was, people found something very taking about it wben once they got used to Its rugged air and stern, regulated expression. Wbat that some thing was it would b bard to define, but perhaps ths nearest approach to tb truth would be to describe it as a light of purity which, notwithstanding tbe popular Idea to the contrary, is to be found quite as often upon the faces of men as upon those of wo men. Any person of discernment in looking ! at CoL Quaritcb must bave felt that be was I in tbe presvue or good man, not prig or I milksop, but man wbo bod attained to vir- .... . ..... ... ... iud u iuouut aim abiujiw tuai uau icm their mark uon bis face, a man whom it would not be well to tamper with, and on to be respected by all, and feared of evil doers. Men felt this, and be was popular among those who knew bun in bis service, though not in any hud-fellow-well-met kind or way. Hut among women be was uot popular. As a rule, they both reared and disliked him. His presence jarred Uou tb frivolity or th lighter members or their sex, who dimly realized thst bis nature wa antagonistic, aud the more solid oues could not understand him. Perhaps this was tbe reason why CoL Quaritcb had never married, had never even had love affair since he was flve-and twenty. Aud yet it was or a woman's tac that b was thinking as be leaned over the gate and looked at the field of yellowing com, undu lating bke a golden sea beneath the pressure of the wind. CoL Quaritcb had twice In his life been at Honbam before the present time, wben be had come to abide there tor good and all, once ten and once four year ago. His old aunt Mrs. Mossey, had a place In the village a very small place called Hon ham cot tage, or Molehill, snd he bod on these two occasions been down to stay with ber. Now Mrs. Mossey was dead aud buried, and bad loft blm the property, aud be bod given up his profession, In which he had no further prospects, and come to lire at Uonham. This was his first evening In the place, for be bad arrived by tbe last train on th previous night All day he bad been busy trying to get th bouse a little straight and now, thoroughly tired of the task, be was refresh ing himseir by leaning over agate. It is, though great many peopl will not believe It one of th most delightful refreshment in the world. And then it wis, as he leaned over th gate, that the image ot a woman's face rose before his mind as it had been coutinually rising for tb last five year. It was five year since ho had seen it, and those fivs years he bad speut in India and Egypt It seemed but the other day that ha bad been leaning over this very gate, and had turned to see a young girl dressed in black, with a pray of boueysuckl stuck In her girdle, end a stick in ber bsnd, walking leisurely down the lane. There wa something about th girl's air that had struck him while she was yet a long way off-a dignity and a grace. and a set of th shoulders, and then a sh cams nearer be saw the soft dark eves and th waving brown hair that contrasted so strangely and effectively with the pal aud striking face. It was not a beautiful face. for th mouth wa too Urge, and th no was not as straight as it might have been, but there was s power about th broad brew. and a fore and solid nobility (tamped upon tb features which bad impressed him strangely. Just as sh arrived opposite to wnere a wss sianaing a gust or wind, for there was a stiff brwse, had blown th lady's bat off, taking It right over the hedge, and he, as In duty bound, bad scrambled into the Ovid and retched it for her, and she had thanked him with a quick smile and a light ing up of th brown eyes, and then passed on wuo a oow. Yes, with a little bow sh bad passed on, and he bad watched ber departing down tb long level drift till die melted into tb stormy sunset light and was gon. Wben he returned to th cottae be bad described ber to bis old aunt and aked wbo sh might d, to warn mat oer nam wa Ida Ue Is atone, wuico sounueq use nam out of a novel, tb only daughter of tb old squirt wbo lived at Houham cast. And then next day be bad left for India, and saw Mia de la Moils no mors. Aud now be wondered wbat had become ol her. Probably ah was married; so striking person would oe slmiwt sure to attract tlx doIkwoT men. Aud after ail, wbat could it matter to blml lie was not marrying man, and women as a class bad little attraction tot him. Indeed b disliked them. It has bees aid tba l b bod over married, and never even bad lore aifair aiuce be was flTe-il. tweoty, and this was true enough. Bui though b was not married, be, one before be wa flve-snd tweuty, had very nearly taken that step. It wa twenty year age now, and nobody quite knew tb history, for Ji tsrenty years a ,-y thinp ar fortunately rorgoctea. ttus taer was a history, and a toandai, and tb marriag ws broken off almost oa th very day before it was to hav takes place. And afw that It leaked oat in lb neighborhood-It was la &aex that tb young lady, wbo by lb way wa a larg batrea, bad goo off ber bead, presumably with grief, and bea confined In aa asylum. wbre she was believed iU to remain. P-rhapa it was lb thought ot thi 9 - " " bad ooc -kln J " uet against U stormy sky, tbal M him to think of tb otber tacw. th face, hiddeo ia Jm mad souse. At any rate, with a ax b, or ratkar a aroaa, be swung bioM-lf rowad trewa b gate, and began walking bomward at a SnTblm-ir clear ot bis sad thought, Harold Quaritcb turned round at bis own front door to contemplate the seen Tb long.slngl storied bou stood, a has besn .aid. at th top or tb. rising land, and to tb louth and west and east commanded as beau tiful a viw as is to be eu In that country There, mil or so wy to tb south, situa ted iu th midst of gra7 grazing ground, flanked on .itber side by still perfect towers, frowned th. nuie.lv gateway of th old Sorman oartl. Them to tb west almost at ib foot of th Molehill, tb grouud brok assy in deep bank clothed with timber, which led the ey down by slow descent Into lb beautiful valley of th E1L Here le silver river wound It gentl wy through lusb and poplar bordered marshes, where tb cattle stand knee deep in flower, pastqualLt wooden mill bou.es, through Boisingbam Old Common, windy looking vn now, and brightened here nd there witb a dash of golden gorse, till It was ltt In tb picturesque cluster of red tiled roofs that marked the ancient town. Look "birh way be would. tbe view was lovely, and equal to any to oe counties, where tbe xn-v Is On noui:b In It own way, wbat vr neoole. wbos Imagination are so weak that they require mountain nd torrent to xcit them Into ctivity, may cnuosw w aav to tb contrary. Behind the bouse to the north tber was no view, anil for a good reason, for ber, In tb very middleof the back garden, rose mound i of large size nd curious suopo, wuk u cum I nl.tlv shut th landscape out What this j mound, which may perbap bv covered : half an acre of ground, was nobody had any ' Mes. Some learned folk sold that It was a Km mn tumulus, a DrosumiPtlon to which It ! aucient uame, "Head Man Mount" seemed 1 to eiv color. Other folk, bowver, yet I more learned, declaimed that it was an ancient I British dwelling, and pointed triumphantly to a hollow at the top, wherein th ancient ! Britisher were supposed to bsv moved, lived aud bad tbeir being, which most, urged I the opposing party, bave been a very damp I nns Thereon, tb late Mrs. Mossey, who , was s British dwelilngite, proceeded to show i wjth much triumph bow tbey had lived In ' the bole by building a huge mushroom shaped ' roof over it and thereby turning it into ; summer house, which, owing to th unex pected dilliciilties in the construction or the ' roof, coat a creat deal of money. But as tb ! roof wa slated, and as it was found necessary I m n.u iii hols with tiles and cut surface drains in it, tbe result did not clearly prove its use as dwelling place before tb Roman counuest Nor did it make a very good sum mer bouse. Indeed, it now served as a store place for the gardeners' tools aud for rubbish geuorally. CHAPTER IL TOT COLON'-- MEETS Tni SQOIRa. Suddenly, as CoL Quuritch was ronton plating these various vieivs and reflecting that on the whole he had done well to come and live at Houham cottage, be was startled by a loud voice saluting him from about twenty yards distance with such a peculiar vigor tbut be fairly Jumped. "Col. Qiiariten, I believe," said, or rather shouted, th voice from somewhere down tb drive, "Yes," snswored the colonel mildly, "ber Urn." "Ah, I thought It was you. Always tell a military man, you know. Excuse me, but 1 am resting for miutite, this lost pull Is sn uncommonly stiff one I always used to tell my dear old friend, Mrs, Mossey, that she ought to have th hill cut away a bit just here. Well, here goes for It, and after a few heavy steps the visitor emerged from th shallow of tbe tree Into tbs sunset light which was playing on tbe terrace before tb house. CoL Quaritcb glanced up curiously to wbo the owner of the great voice might be, and bis eyes lighted Unn as fine a specimen i f humanity as he bad seen for long while. The man was old, as bis white bnir showed, TO perhapt, but that was the ouly sign of de- Thi colonel mttti th soutn. cny about him. Ho was a splendid man, Droau ami thick ami strong, with a keen, quick eye, and a face sharply cbiseled and clean shaved, of the stamp which in novel is generally known as aristocratic, a face that in tact showed both birth and breed Ing. Indeed, as clothed in loose tweed tar menu and a gigantic pair of top boots, his visitor stood there, leaning on his long stick and reeling himself after breaatin. tbe hill. Harold Quaritcb thought to bimseif that be bad never seen more perfect specimen of tbe typical r.nglisb country gentleman as the English country gentlemen used to be. "How do you do, sir, bow do you dol My nam I De la Molls. My man George, who snows ever) iKxiy s business except bis own, told me that you bad arrived here, so I thought that I would walk round, and do myself th honor of making your acquaint anoe." 'That coloneL I very kind of you," said tb "Not at alL If you only knew how uneora monly dull it is down ber you would not say that Th plac brol wbat It and to b when I was a boy. There are plenty of rich penpleabout but they are not tbe earns stamp of people. It l.n t what it used to be in more wsys than one," and th old (quire gave something Ilk sigh, and thoughtfully re- Hiuie.i nn wrrne nat, out of which dinner napkin and two pocket handkerchiefs fell to joe grouna. in a rashmn that reminded CoL Quaritcb of th climax of a conjuring trick, "You bare dropped some mie linen, " Im said, suxyiug down to pick tb mysterious article up. "Ob. yea. thank ynu,- answered his visitor, I Hod tbe sun a little hot at this tlm of th year. There is nothing like a few handker chiefs or a towel to keep it off, and be rolled the maa of napery into a balL and cram ming It back Into th crown, replaced tin hat eo ha head in such s r-whion that about eight incbetof whiu napkin hang down behind. "oo must bsv. Ml it In Egypt," be went on-"the sun, 1 ntean. It's a bad climate, U-t Egypt, bar. good reasoo to know," nd b, poitd again to hi wbite bat which, s Harold Quaritcb now observed tor tbs Bm tiros, wa encircled by a broad black band. "Yea. r, a nr y beavy lean." nf0d-t'b be-ni that Jri ,. ,' -d than on child, la dl. Moil, lb young Udy wkm tauj rwroain-d so ronr.j 6, ta auarT alt-ogb b bad M-rosly ., tTTii i p Unit ou occaalou fl v Wig fear sgo Cull It b pnssild that sh bai died in Egy, Th Idea aaiit tremor or fear through IBV though of course there was no real raoa why It should. Deaths are to comm in. "Not not Miss dr la Mollef be said, aerv ously, adding, "I bail tb pleasure of sseh,. ber once, a good many year ago, hq was stopping here for few day, with B ' aunt" ' "Ob, no, not Ma, she Is allvs and well thank Ood. Her brother James, u, W(m II through that wretched war, which wa owe to Mr Gladstone, as I say, though dont know what your politic re, snd iin caught a rver, or, as I think, got touched by th sun, and died on his way bom. rW tsiyl II wa fin fellow, Cot Quaritch aud my only on, but very recklew. Only ( month or so lfore be died I wrote to him to bt careful always to put a towel In bis hci met, and be answered, in that fllpnt Krt or way that be bad, that he was nut going to turn himseir in a dirty clothes bag, sud that be rather liked the beat than otlierwlss. Well, be'i gone, poor fellow, In the service f bis country, like many or his sncesuin be fore blm, and there's an and of him." And again tb old msn sighed, heavily thi time, "Ami now, Col Qusritoh," b went on, shaking off bis oppression with s curium rapidity that was characteristic of bun "what do you say to coming op to the rattle for your dinner! You must be In nine here, snd I expect that old Mrs, JoImod, whom my man George tells me you have got to look after you, will lw glad enough to be rid of you for lo-nlght What do you sayl Take the pluoe as you find it you know, . know that there is a leg of mutton for dinner if there is nothing else, because, Instead of minding bis owu business, I saw George go Ing off to Boisinghnm to fetch It this morn ing At least, that Is wbat be said that Ue was going for; Just an excuse to gossip and Idle, I fancy." "Well, really." said the colonel, "you are very kind; but I don't thiuk that my drew clothes are unpacked yet" "Dress rlotbesl Oh, never mind your dress c'othe. Ida will exrus you, I dare say. Besides, you bare no time to dress, By Jovef it' nearly 7 o'clock; we must b off if you are coming." The coloiiol hesitated. He had Intended to dine at borne, and ling a methodical minded man did not like altering bis plana Also he was, like most old military men, very punc tilious about bis dress and personal appear ance, and objected to going out to dinner in shooting coat But all this notwithstand ing, a feeling that he did not quite under stand, and that it would hav puzzled even u American novelist to analyze something between restlessness and curiosity, witb a dash of magnetic attraction thrown in gut the better of bis scruples, and be went "Well, thank you," be said, "if you are sure thnt Miss da hi Moll will not mind, 1 will coma Just allow m to tell Mr Job son." "That's right" hallooed th squire after him. "I'll meet you at th back of the bou. W bad belter go through the fields." Th colonel, having Informed bis bnuse keegwr that b should nut want any dinner, snd hastily brushed bis not too luxuriant locks, rejoined Mr. de lu Molle. Tbey strolled along, stopping now and again to ail mi re some particular oak or view, chatting all tbe while In discursive manner, which, though It was somewhat aimless, was by no means without its ebaiin. Tbe squire was a capital comaniou for a silent man like Harold Quaritcb, wbo liked to bear other people talk. - in this way they got down tbe slope, and passing through a couple of wheat Ileitis came to a succession of broad meadows, somewhat sparsely timbered, through which the footpath ran right up to the grim gate way of the ancient castle, which now loomed before tbem, outlined in red line of fire sgiiintt tli ruddy background of tb sunset ky. In another throe minutes they bad crossed t narrow byroad and were passing up tbe indent drive that led to the castle gates. Right before them was the gateway of the castle, flanked by two great lowers, and that with the exception of some rums, was, as a matter of fuot, all that remained or the an-, cieut building, whicb had lieen effectually demolished ill the time or CromwelL The space within, where tho keep bad once stood, was now laid out as a flower garden, while the bouse, which was or an unpretentious nature, and built in the Jacobean stylo, oo cupicil the south side or tbe square, and was pluced nth the bock to the moat "You seel' have practically rebuilt those two toners," said the squire, pausing under neath tbe Norman an bway. "if 1 bad not done It," he added, aiiologetically, "they would have been in ruins by now, but it cost a pretty penny, I can tell you. Nobody knows what stuff that old fliut masonry is to deal with, till be trie It Weil, it will stand now for many a long day. And ber w are'' and he pushed open a porch door aud then passed through a passage into kind of oak paneled vestibule, which wa bung with taKwtry originally taken, no doubt from tbe old castle, and decorated witb coats of armor, ipear beads and ancient swords, Aud here It was that Harold Quaritcb once more iwheld the face that bad haunted bis memory for so many months. CHAPTER IIL TRC TALK Or SIR JAMES 01 LA MOLL. "Is that you, father f said a voice, very sweet voice, but one of which tb tone b trayed the Irritation natural to a healthy woman who has lieen kept waiting for ber dinner. The voire en me from th re. -esses of the duky room In which tbe evening gloom bad gathered deeply, and looking in itsdl m-tion Harold Quaritcb could eeetueout- ine of tall rorm ilttlr.t tu n old oak hair with it bands cross,). Is that you, rather) Reallv It Is too bad ob o late for dinner, eswially fter you iew up mat wretched Emma last night be vuae shews five minutes after time t hav een waiting to Ion. that I bave almost been isleep.' I m very sorry, mv dear, ver " sld th ld gentleman. ""!ncetlcltv. -biit hsllool I've knea-ked my bead, here, Mary bring me "Here Is a light" said the vole, and at the am moment there was a sound of a match ing struck. in another moment the candle was all'ht ind th owner of the voice bad turned round ub It, holding it in aucb a rashlon that its tijs surroumled ber like an aureole, snowing Harold Quaritch that face or which tb memory bail never left bun. There was tb ame powerful, broad brow, th earn nut.il ty of look, tbe same brown eve and soft waving hair. Rut the girlhood had .one out f it, the fare was now the f of a wnnun bo knew what life was and had not found t loo easy It had lost sum of It dreami wss, he tbou-bt though it had gained In In eliectual force, as for th H.-nrw it was . uuob more admirable than tin far, wbn-b vas, strictly peaking, not a beautiful one. the Itgure, however, waa nnd,il,t,ll tn.. tiful. Iihleed. it la (is Ml fit fill if M.M wild show a Alter Ida da U u,.iu ... . large, strong woman, snd there was about her a swing and a lissom grace wbirb it very rare, aud aa attri -. t. . Sb was oow nearly tu and twenty year of tg, nd, not having begun to wither in ao oonlanee with the fat, which overtake nearly all unmarried women after 80, was at her very best. Harold Quaritcb, glancing as ber well polled brad. , f? Z, arms (for sbe was In veiling dreaat. and bar irraoou. fonn, though, to tlnuKlt bad USTer aces a nobler looking woman. ' TO B CONTINfKJ.