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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
a. I CAMPBELL. .
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
JAMES WHITCOMS RILEY.
(Wetbout ary apology.)
OOT to thlnku' f hha-a
ODwUDMi a fIW
Of tb night he rln aleo
tur to the folk la
An' w Mt up ontll day
agnt, u them lecterer sometime do
V-talkln' of hundred thing that mightn't hv
t TMt irou;
I mind the things be rattled off thai tight, la
Bedtatlon bo recltod to a audience of mo:
Bow 1 laughed ontll Uio Un'lord oomo ao' aet u
to be still
no t fot to tblnkhV of Mm as' that sight at Shot
Then he'd kind o' quit hla nonaeu an' we'd aetUa
down a spell.
Tall Jim ud turn upon mo an' begin agio "Dev
Bout too Uma I want to franklin for tba Baptlal
a' I'd stretch 1117 mouth acroat my face, ell
read 7 tar tba jokea;
But ba d branch off la a story 1ut tba "Many
That, "Dies you knowed tba "Workera," you e'd
hard 1 j undentand;
1 a'd bear myself Mwallerla', tba room ud aaam
no I fot to thlnkln' of blm aa' that olgbt at Sbel-
I got to thlnkln' of Blm-tlketwaa Jest year
Vor Uma, that Diet ao faat In dreams, In almlnlcka
Bawaa workln' like a beaver, laotura' bara an'
An' a wrltln' 00 lha railroad care, Id Utera
rrtntln' poama Is tha paper, apaakla' pleoas at
Aa' him an' ma a traraUn', now an' then, around
Aa' bo seemed to think 'at ba waa do aooount at
I got to thlnkln' of him, ao' that alghl at Shelby-
I got to thlnkln' of him -an' tba happy "Days
Tell tha sweet "Old fuh toned Roeee" Beamed to
bloom agin end die;
Aa' I hear blm talk agin about "H brldathatla
Whan ba'd ootna to "Orlgsby station" jest to bara
night weth me;
1 klo aea blm aeltla' down agin, to giro tba Prlno
When "Tha froat waa on tha pumpkin aa' tha
corn waa In tha abook ;"
Aa' I hear a laughing voice I to red, with muala
In lu trill
to I got to thlnkln' of him, an' that tight la
Bo last here aa' I wonder at I know jest what II
mm I ana "am print hit poetry In aU tha mag
Aa'Iane blm on tha platform with tha James and
Aa' bear the people aayln', "Ilea tha beat one of
Aa' I keep a wlnkln' back tha lean that make my
fool eyee shine,
far I couldn't foal ao prouder at ba'd baa 4 boy
Far he jest tha aama old Riley, an' he'll ba tha
Aa ba waa tha nlgut 'at bun an' ma aet up at Shel-
Hubert J, Burdettn la Brooklyn Eagle.
Afield of Daylight.
"Do you reollta, young man," ha said
' aolemnly, "that when you lia down at night
you may ba called before tha morning
"No, air," replied tha young man, "I feat
quit aafe at night; but when I get up In tba
morning 1 realite that I may ba called befcre
tha aatting aun light up tha weetern ky."
HJuat exactly ao, air; I'm a baseball uro-Blra."-New
Yol k Hun.
A Weather Expert. .
Passenger (to atranger) 80 you think wa
era to bara a hot lumnier, airl
Stranger (pounding tha Beat) Thlukl I
don't think anything about It I j know ao!
Tha whole country, air, will alula until enow
Passenger You see in to ba positive,
Btranger Positive! Why, I am at aura of
It aa I am that I run tha fluaat hotel In tba
DogtkUl Mountalnl Put that card la your
pocket; it may aara your life 1 Ufa,
Education In Missouri,
"What are you doing now, Bootbyr
Teaching achooll Why, you oent spell a
word of two ayllabh."
"I know that, but I can lick any two pu
pil together. " Liuooln Journal.
Easy to Compute.
"What's my bllir Inquired a Chicago dele
gat of tba hoUil clerk.
"Number of roomp
MI dldot have room. I slept on tha
"Oh, sixty oeuta an hour, please." Time.
A Wider Experience,
Dumley (who hat given Feattarly cigar
(ram hla privaU box) I'ra smoked worwa
dgara than these, Featherly.
Featherly Ye-es, Dumiey, I 'post you
bare; but you muat remember that you are
as older man tnau 1 m.-uia
Jut Hla Utk.
Pnnwngar What wrong t
Brakaman The train behind of cant alow
p. There'll be an awful collision.
Paaeenger-Aud I'U be killed. That just
kka my luck. 1 wu fool tab enough to buy a
return ticket -Detroit Free Press.
A Question of Time.
Young Sappy I waa knocked aanaalaai by
a) polo ball two year ago.
Old Sappy How long before you expect to
Employer-You eomerjto your work later
ajad later, young man. Can you explain itl
CSark-Yaa, air. 1 go to bad later and
later. New Haven Newt,
A pack of bjena la reported by tha
Indian paper to bar appeared near
Monjbyr. Tba anlmala are making
wroat depredation. On light a child
f about two year of eg waa carried
way. Ia the morning tan baa4 and
$wa haul war found.
PITH AND POINT.
Softer ipendlng an bour with ft pret
ty tool, bow refreshing homely peopl
Are. Atchlaon Globe.
When the bouae dog; bark tt the
milkman in tbe morning it U ft ture
lgn of hydrophobia, LouUrllle Cou
Only one wolf bat ever gone around
Id ft tbeep'i skin, but many ibeep ba
traveled for mile and milot in ft wolf
kin. Dallas New.
Tbe woman who carrle pin in ber
mouth U supposed to be closely rotated
to tb man "who didn't know it wu
loaded." Ram' Horn. .
Good advice I wortb much more
tban monny, but Jone ay that ome
bow be can not make bla creditor tee It
In tbatlight-N. Y. Ledger.
"Are you really become Socialist,
Will?" "No, Indeed." "Hut you told
Jack you bad." "Ob well, I wu dead
broke then." Yankee Blade.
"How doe your girl treat you,
John." asked the mother. "She doesn't
treat me at all, mother; I am obliged
to treat her every time." Boaton Cou
rier. When ft man think himself geni
al be let bl hair grow long; when
woman think he ba ft mission to lui
All in life ibe ouU ber balr ihort N,
A man recently committed aulolde
In England becaute he thought bl wife
wa too good for blm. Tul will be
oueer reading to ome American.
"Why are you drinking that black
coffee?" "Decauae I have tbe headache.
The headache? Why don't you do as
those do wbo have the toothache? n by
don't you get It filled." Fllegende mat
Mrs. Wlnks-"Wbat kind of girl
bare tou now?" Mr. Mink "A
very nice one ever o much nicer than
tbe other. Hbe doesn't oem to object
to having us live in the house with ber
t 1L"-N. Y. Weekly.
After tbe Dinner wa Over. Null-
wad "What an absurdity it wa that ft
bachelor abould reply to the toast o(
Tbe Ladles.' He can't know any thing
bout 'em!" Enpeck "Can't, ehl Why
do you suppose be i ft baoholor? ' Bos
Owner (looking disconsolately down
tb row of vacant house) "Not one
gone yet, Marks?" Mark (the agent,
briskly). "No. Something mint be
done. I'll put old' in the window of
two more of them to-morrow morning."
Charles "I don't see you very often
lately, George. Where do you spend
your evening?" George (clork in busi
ness omue) "we ve been oaianoing our
books, and there was mistake of three
cents discovered on the balance sheet,
and I've been trying for the past week
to discover where the mistake lies."
An old gentleman who bad at
tained bis one hundred and second
year ' was thus greeted by a frlendi
Good morning, Mr. Bhllos, bow
does a man foel after he has en
tered bis sooond century?" "That all
depends," my son, said the venerable
seer, "that all depends upon bow he
spent his first one."
Miss Beauty (at a church fair)
"Don't you want some pen-wipers, Mr.
Bach?" Mr. llach "Naw at a dollar
pleoe, I presume?" Miss Beauty
"Oh, no. Tbe minister said we must
not obarge more than we thought the
things were worth, Those were made
by that horrid Miss Pert, and I think
they are wortb ten for a cent." M Y.
Tbe Telephone tha Outgrowth or At.
temple to Aid III Mother' Hearing.
A. B. Bonnett, in speaking at Dun
dee, Scotland, on the occasion of the
Inauguration of some local telephone
tinea, gave some very interesting do
tall oonneuted with Graham Boll' ear
ly history, and these were largely sup
plemented by a ceualn of He ire. wbo
wa preaent It appear that Bell waa
always, when a boy, trying to devise
tome meant of improving the hearing
of his mother, who was very deaf. He
then conceived the Idea of passing sound
along wires, and this ldoa, which arose
out of hit regard for bit mother, ulti
mately became perfoctod through his
devotion to hit wife. Bell became a
teacher In a deaf and dumb school in
Boston, and became enamored of a lady
who wa partially alBlcoted, whom he
marrlod. He now applied him
elf with redoubled energy to tbe prob
lem of transmission of sound, and In the
course of hi experiments be lucceodod
in enabling bt wife to understand con
versation and to be understood. Boll
tried to push hi invention in Edin
burgh with but little (uooess, and after
ward turned bl iteps to London, whore
be met with more encouragement It
la (tatod a a curious fact that Bell blm-
elf did not perceive all the great possi
bilities bofore the telephone, and looked
with scant favor ion the idea of "ex
changes," which have slno assumed
suoh proportion all over the world.
Mr. Bennett wat strongly Inolined to
think that the telephone bad been spo
ken of prophetioally many thousand
years ago, and be instanced, among oth
er passage of the Scriptures, that In tbe
mime, describing how "tholr line Is
gone through all tbe earth and their
words to the end of tbe world," as hav
ing a decided telephonlo flavor. Chi
HU On Fault,
"He's an awfully nice fellow and a
good friend of mine, but he has one
grievous fault he Is always quoting
Vrenoh and Latin and all tbe other
"And doesn't know one I tuppose?"
That's Just it; he doet know Um
tad I don't" Judge,
The Proper ronlehnwat.
"What are you itringtn'th poor feller
p for?" asked a Texan, aa h cam upon
"Be 'lowed he'd lng 'Little Anntr
Booney,' an' we ooulda't top him."
"Sarve him right! I thought mobbo
he'd only killed man or two." Tb
Little Nell Aunty took me to tbe
raatlnee to-day, and all the Idiot asylum
in ma tea were there. Tbe manager aent
them free ticket, and put them all In
en part of the theater, in a whole lotof
teat by themealvea
Mamma Indeed? And bow did they
Little Nell-Ob, 1ut aa if they had a
CX.-N. Y. Weekly.
A monument to Arnold of Braacla It
to be erectnd ia Rome, oa the vary pol
here he wu turned at the (take.
A RIM. OF STEEL.
If AU There I Between a Railroad Fas
annger and Eternity.
"I tell you what it is," remarked aa
eld railroad man. "it used to be that
they couldn't turn a wheel any too fast
for me, but It's different now. Tbe way
these follows run nowaday make my
bair stand on end. We used to think
that twenty-five or thirty miles an bour
wat high running. People were just
well tstisfied, if not more so, tban now,
and there weren't so many accidents.
Those dsy when a man got on tbe
ground there was some chanoe of bit
getting away alive, but when you toucu
ground on one of these fast runt now
vou'ra m lo-h t v liable to star there. Peo-
ttleere getting to look upon a mile
minute at a common thing, and are Just
bowling mad at a road tbat doesn't
make It Tbey nevor stop to think of
the danger. All tbey think about it to
ret to their destination.
"Why, when I stop and think of being
whirled across the country nrty or sixty
miles an hour, down bills and around
curves, with only an lnob and a half of
Iron between me and eternity, l get so
scared I twear norer to get on a coach
again. What do I mean by an inch and
a half of iron? Well, you know what a
oaasenirer coach Is, don't you? You
know bow they're built A coach i
pretty solid thing now-a-days, and to
look at one a person would thing luey
were pretty safe, but that's because you
don't know any thing about it Tbe
coach itself is all right as far as It
goes, but It's the wheels. Did you evor
look tt the wheels? If you did you may
bsve noticed bow they're mada A good
slxe. broad enough and heavy enough.
and with a tire of tbe finost kind of
steeL But. on the Inside of the tire,
vou gee a sort of rim or flange. That
flange is about tn Inch and a half thick
and about the same depth. It doesn't
look as if it amounted to much, that
little ploce of steel, but that's Just wbst
the lives of all the passengers depend
upon. Tbat flange keeps the wheel to
the rail and keeps the ooach from run-
Ding off tbe track.
Well, now, when a train it going
fifty miles an bour around a curve you
see bow much depends on that flange.
The whole weight and speed of tbe
train is against tbat flange on one side,
the outside of the curve, and it is all
that keeps tbe coach from whirling
from tbe track. Suppose tbe flange
broke, or, as Is often the case, was worn
down and had been missed by tbe car
Inspector. The chances are ten to one
tbat the flange couldn't bold, but would
climb the rail and there'd be another
accident The reporters would be told
the rails tproad or something of that
kind, and no one but the company would
know what caused the accident
There are a good many acoldents
that happen tbat way, but It doesn't ap
pear to be any of the publlo't business.
As a general rule a ooach wheel Is
watched mighty olosely, and the min
ute a flange begins to wear new ones
are put on, but many a time an Inspect
or will miss a wheel and then the
chances are big that there'll be an acci
dent" Kanaas City Star.
JACK'S COSTLY RIDE.
An English Tnr Mounts the Bronie Steed
or Peter the Oreat.
Among tbe most famous "sights" of
St Petersburg Is a fino equestrian statue
in bronie of its renowned creator, Peter
tbe Groat Tbe figure which stands
on the left bank of the Neva, opposite
the 8onate House is appropriately
mountod on a bugo block of grey granite
from East Finland, which wat one of
Peter's first conquests. The great Czar
is represented as sitting erect on a rear
ing horso, and pointing with his right
hand to tbe apot on the opposite bank
where be built with his own hands in
1704 the first bouse of bis new capital,
while beneath bl horse's hoofs lies
crushed tbe serpent that typifies tbe
grovelling ignoranoe and superstition
which impeded bis grand designs. Now,
It happened that one cold autumn sight
an English sailor, who had Just landed
from a newly arrived cargo steamer,
wat strolling baok across tbe Sonate
House-square, and, as bis 111-luok would
have it stopped to take a passing look
at the Imperial statue. "Well, it that's
the thing they make such a fuss about,
I don't think much of it!" oriod Jack, dis
dainfully. "It's nothing like so big as I
thought it was. Why; I could climb to the
top of It myself; and I will, too." No
tooner laid than done. Over the railings
went bold Jack, and, olawlng his way
nimbly up the roughened surfaoe of tho
granite pedostal, he succeeded in clutch
ing first tbe tall of the serpent and then
that of the horso, and found himself in
a trice astride of the latter, olose behind
tbe bronie figure of the Czar. So far so
good, but Just at that critical moment
tbe moon clouded over, and poor Jack
could not see bow on earth to get down
again. What was to be done? To stay
where he was perched on tbat cold
bronze, would be little botte? tban sui
cide on such a bitter night To doscend
would be to risk breaking bis neck or
limbs; and to call for help would de
liver him ot once Into the hands of the
police. But the question was unexpect
edly settled for him. Ills muttered ex
clamations of dismay taught the quick
ear of ft paaxlng patrol, wbo at once
turned their lanterns upon the monu
ment whence the sounds appeared to
ltsue, and, discovering Master Jack In
bit elevated position, promptly tent for
ladder and hauled him down. Anight
In the tthatt (police look-up) rewarded
our hero' exploit and tbe next morn
ing a stern-faced Prefect ot Police ten-
toncod him to a fine which loft poor
Jack t pockets as empty as his bead,
Silencing the culprit's remonstrances by
saying, with a grim smile "if you will
rid with the Czar, my frlond, you muat
expect to pay blgb for mount
ell's Saturday Journal
What! Leave theee cctJ brertea for a
tummer In Canada f
"Well, my btuband i tbere-ajHl" .
"Gooduceal Tb Urn of hi going there V
Well, be prafarrad Canada to Sing Bug."
THE LOCUST TREE, o
It la Mom Common In Europe Tban In
1U Native Country.
Cobbett during a forced residence la
the United States from 1817 to 1819, 00
eupled himself In farming on Long
Island, where be established a small
nursery for tbe propagation of fruit and
timber tree. It wat at mia time mm
he came to the conclusion "tbat noth
ing In the timber line could be so great
benefit as the general cultivation of
the locust" On his return to England
be carried a smsll package of the seeds
of this tree home with blm, and
began tbe systematic raising and selling
of locust trees, his total sales amount
ing to more than a million plants. This,
be tolls us In his book called the "Wood
lands." which, In some respects, Is the
best book on tree-planting which has
been written In the English language
The author, In bis preface, gives bis
reason for having written It Many
years ago." he says, "I wished to know
a bet ber I could raise birch trees from
the seed. I looked Into two rrencn
books and Into two English ones with-
out being able to learn a word about
tbe matter.. I then looked into
the great book of knowledge, toe
Encyclopaedia Brltannica; there I
found In tbe general directory,
Birch Tree. See Betula, Botany In
dex.' I hastened to Betula wltb great
eagerness, and there I found, 'Betula,
Sue Birch Tree.' Tbat was an; ana
this was pretty encouragement to one
who wanted to get from books, knowl
edge about the propagating and rearing
of trees." There are throe-planters of
tbe present generation wbo turn to tbe
literature on tbe subject wltb results
which are hardly more satisfactory.
Cobbett' t book has long been out of
print, but no other work gives such
clear and specific direction for rearing
and planting trees, and there are por
tions of It which might well be re
printed for general circulation.
Cobbett' enthusiasm for tbe locust
tree and bis teal in propagating it
caused it to be generally planted in En
gland in bis time, and the fashion, at
it always the case with English fash
Ions, crossed tbe Atlantic, and fifty or
sixty years ago no tree was so often
planted In this country. Remnants of
old plantations may be seen up and
down the Hudson river and in tbe neigh
borhood of all our seaboard cities, and
the locust is now fairly naturalized in a
large part of the country east ot the
great plains, although originally
its range was ft comparatively re
stricted one, it being found only
n the foroBts of the Allegheny
mountains, from Pennsylvania to North
ern Georgia, and, doubtfully, in a few
isolated stations west of the Mississippi
river. So far at the United States Is
concerned, however, the locust tree bas
not fulfilled tbe hopes of tbe early
planters. It Is preyed upon In this
country by a horde of Insects wbo bore
into the trunk and destroy the trees or
the value ot their timber, and the
prophecy of the younger Mlchaux tbat
tbe locust tree would become more com
mon in Europe than in its native coun
try has probably been fulfilled. Garden
Justice In Holy Rus.ln.
Ivan Demltrleff aued his laborer, Pe-
tro Demltrleff bofore a Justice of the
peace In St Petersburg for damages to
the amount of 50 rubles, because the
laborer had spoiled his horse. "Deml
trleff vs. Domltrleff," called the Justice.
"Are plaintiff and dofendant related?"
"To be sure," answered the plaintiff;
"the laborer is my father." The Justice
was amazed at this answer, and tried to
persuade the litigant son to drop the
case against bis father. But the ton
would not listen to it insisting that he
demanded Justice, and that tbe Judge
bad no business to take the part ot the
dofendant because the latter happened
to be the plaintiff's father. Tbe case
was tried In due order, and Judgment
was found in favor of the defendant
The plaintiff, however, was determined
to have bis father punished, and ap
pealed from the deolsion ot the court
The case was tried again In a higher
court and the Judgmont ot the lower
court was sustained. Leaving the court
room tbe son exclaimed: "There is no
use trying to obtain Justice In holy Rus
slal" Chicago Herald.
ChanceliW Caprlvl'e Demooratle Way.
A Berlin paper, discussing General
ron Caprlvl's every-day life, says that
tbe bell Is rung at tbe Chancellor's door
as at any other mortal's, and it Is pos
sible, without being pre von tod by the
doteotlves who formerly wore posted In
front of Palais Kadzlwell, to penotrate
as far as the threshold of his study.
Whether the visitor succeeds In gain
ing a personal audlonce depends, bow
ever, on the importance of the occasion
and on the time which the Chancelor
has at hit disposal. The General Is
busy every day from morning until even
ing. He rises early and works much
In tho morning hours. As early as ten
clock he receives bis colleagues.
After a very simple dlnnor, at which
the new Chancelor seldom has company,
he rides for a few hours. On returning
be receives official visitors, except on
the days when he goes to Potsdam to
the Emperor. Then comes the reports
of tbe ministers. Tbe remalndor of his
evenings, when he now and then re
ceives tome military visitors, and
when, as in Prince Bismarck's time, tbe
long pipe Is lnvokod, be' spends In bis
study. Tbe Chancelor uses only half
of the rooms of the palace, the whole
right wing standing empty. Tbe beau
tiful park which extends to the Koenlg
gratier strasse, he doea not use as often
as Prince Bismarck. Tbe latter often
walked there even at night accom
panied by a detective and bit dog
Tyres. Chicago Pott
"While in Mexico on my last trip,"
tayt a drutnnfr in the St Louis Globe
Democrat "I had my breath taken
away when I saw what I guess is the
most magnificently constructed railroad
In the world. The ties are made out of
the finest mahogany and bridges built
of marble. The waste seems criminal,
but the builders are actuate 1 by mo
tives of economy, aa they find the ma
hogany and marble along the track side.
The road hasn't really cost much to
construct bat if the materials were ap
praised at St Loulaor New York ttand
ard of prloet tbe total would mount up
In the nillllonn."
J. C Beese hat at bit farm at Car
toll't Manor, Howard County, Md., a
three-legged calf Just four weeks old.
Tbe twe hind legs are perfectly natural,
but there la only one foreleg. Tbe
frout leg la placed very nearly in the
enter ot the body, and there are indi
cations ot ft fourth. Tbe three-legged
curiosity managea to f t along very well
By H. EIDER HAOOABD
n oy ooarl wall, 1 nrverl la an a fur
rlnerr b ejaculated in antonitbment
If you mean me, you dirty, woeei gran-
Ing tin bow, you," said Edithia, wbo was bar you lose your place too. Do you under
by now in a fine bellicose condition, "I'm no itandf"
mora foreign tbnn you are. Shut your ugly
mouth, can't you, or" and be took a tp
toward tbe rtout station master. He retreated
precipitately, caught bis heel against tbe
threshold of tbe booking office, and vanished
backward with a crash.
"Steady, marm, steady," said George.
"Save it up, now, do, and aa for you, don't you
irritate ber, none of you, or 1 won't answer
for tbe consequence, for she' an inyjred
woman, ihe Is, and injured women it apt to
As chance would have it, a fly which bad
brought somebody to tb station wa still
standing there, and into it George bundled
bi fulr charge, telling the driver to go to the
"Now, marm," be said, "listen to me; I'm
going to take you to tbe mau as baa wronged
you. He's sitting as clerk to the magistrate.
Do you go up and call him your butbaud.
Then he'll tell the policeman to take you
away. Then do you tiug out for Justice, be
cause when peopiesings out for justice every
body's bound to listen, and say that you want
a warrant against him for bigamy, and show
tbem tba marriage certificate. Dou't you be
put down, and don't you spare blm. If you
don't startle him you'll never get anything
out of him."
"Spare him!" she snarled; "I'll make him
alt up; I'll have bi blood. But look here, if
be' put in cbokey, where' the tin to com
"Why, marm," answered George, wltb
splendid mendacity, "if the belt thing that
can happen for you, for if tbey collar blm
you get tbe property, and that' law."
,UL! ,7 " 10 . T'
he'd have been collared long ago, I can tell ;
"Ob, he answered, "if I d known tbat
"Come," sold George, aeeing that they were
bearing their destination, "have one mora
nip just to keep your spirit up," and be pro
duced the brandy bottle, at which she took a
"Now," be said, "go for him like a wild
"Never you fear," she said.
They dismounted from tbe cab and entered
tb court bouse without attracting any par
ticular notice. Tbe court itself was crowded,
for a case which had excited publio Interest
was coming to a conclusion. The jury bad
given their verdict and sentence wa being
pronounced by Mr. de la Molle, the chair
man. Mr. Quest wa sitting at hi table below
the bench taking some notea
"There' your husband," he whispered;
"now do you draw on."
George' part in the drama waa played,
and with a sigh of relief be fell back to watch
its final development He saw the fierce,
tall woman slip through the crowd like a
snake or a panther to its prey, and aom
compunction touched bim when he thought
of the prey. He glanced at the elderly re-
ipectable looking gentleman at the table, and
reflected that he, too, was stalking his prey-
the old soiiire and the ancient house of De la
Molle. Then bis compunction vanished, aud
be rejoiced to think that be would be the
means of destroying a man who, to fill bis
pockets, did not hesitate to destroy tbe fam
ily with which bis life and the lives ot hi
forefathers for many generation bad been
By this time the woman bad fought ber
way through the press,, bursting tbe remain-
ing buttons off her ulster in so doing, sod
reached the bar which separated the spec
tators from the space reserved for the offi
cials. On the further side of tbe bar was a
gangway, then came tbe table at which Mr.
Quest tat He bad been busy writing some
thing all this time; now be rose and passed
it to Mr. de la Molle, and then turned to sit
Meanwhile his wife had craned ber long,
lithe body forward over the bar till ber bead
... .i,r,t I...-..I ith hithoi, r tiw.
table. There she stood clarini at him. her
wicked face alive witb fury aud malice, for
the brandy she had drunk had caused her to
forget her fears.
As Mr Quest turned, his eye caught tb
dash of color from tbe peacock feather bat
From thence it traveled to tb face beneath.
He gave a gasp, aud tbe court seemed to
whirl round bim. The sword bad fallen, in
"Well, Billy," whispered tbe hateful voice,
"you see I've come to look you up."
With a desperate effort Jje recovered blm
self, A poliremsn was standing near him.
He beckoned to blm and told bim to remov
the woman, who wo drunk. The policeman
advanced and touched ber on the arm.
"Como, you be off," bt said, "you're
At that moment Mr. de la Moll ceased
"1 aiut drunk," said the woman, loud
enough to attract tbe attention of tba whole
court which now, for tbe first time, ob
served her extraordinary attire, "and I've a
right to be lu tbe publio court"
"Come on," said the policeman, "the clerk
ays you re to go."
"The clerk say to. doe her she answered:
"and do you know wbo tb clerk 1st 111 tell rpectability and the wealth tbat brings it
you all," and she raised ber voice to a scream; He had overreached himself. He had plot
"he's my husband, my lawful wedded bus- td and schemed, and hardened his beart
band, and here's proof of it" and tb took against tbe De la Molle family, and fat bad
tbe folded certificate from her pocket and made use of his success to destroy him. In
flung It so tbat it fell upon tba desk of cn another few months be bad expected to be
of the magistrate. able to leave thl place a wealthy and re
Mr Quest sunk Into hi chair, and there ipected man and now! He laid bis hand
was a silence of astouishment through the upon the table and reviewed his past life
court tracing it from year to year, and seeing how
Tbe squire was tbe first to recover himself, the shadow of this accursed woman had
"Silence," be said, addressing her; "silence, haunted blm, bringing disgrace and terror
"This cannot go on here." and mental agony witb it making hla life a
"But I want justice," tbe shrieked. "I
ant justice; 1 want a warrant against that
man for bigamy. (Renewed sensation.)
"He's left me to starve; me, bis lawful wife.
Look here," and she tore open tbe pink satin
ten gown, "1 havent enough clothes on me;
the bailiffs took all my clothes; 1 have auf-,
tered his cruelty tor years, and borne it aud
I can bear It no longer. Justice, you wor-1
ships; 1 only ask for justice."
"Be silent woman," said Mr.de la Molle.
"If you have any criminal charge to bring
scainst anybody, there ia a proper war to
make It Be silent or leave this court"
But the only screamed the moro for justice,
and loudly detailed fragments of ber woes to
the eagerly listening crowd.
Then policemen were ordered to remove
her, and there followed a most frightful istence and bi sorrow at a blow,
cena. She shrieked and bit and fought in I Ur- Quest rose and walked to tbe door,
such a fashion that It took four men to drag Halting, be turned and looked round the
ber to the door of the court, where ab o0 m tbat peculiar fashion wherewith the
dropped exhausted agaiust tb wall in the yes take their adieu. Then with a aigb be
corridor. I went
"WeU," said the observant George to him-1 Reaching bis own bouse be hesitated
self, "b bas done tb trick proper, and no whether or not to enter. Had the newa
ndstake. Couldnt have been better. That' reached Belief If to, bow wa he to face
a master one, that is." Then be turned bis Bar' .' Her hands were not clean, indeed, but
attention to tb stricken man before bim. ' any rate sbe bad no mock marriage in ber
Mr Quest waa sitting in his chair, bis fact record, and ber dislike of bim had been m
aaben, bis eyes wide open, and his bands concealed throughout She had never wished
placed Oat on tb table before bim. When to marry bim, and never for one single day
silence bad been restored, ba rose and turned regarded him otherwise tban with aversion,
to the bench, apparently with the intention 1 Aftor reflection be turned and went round
of addressing the court But be said notb- 7 the back way into tb garden. Tbe cur
ing, either because be could not find words tains of tbe French windows were drawn,
or because tfls courage failed him, There 004 it wa a wet and windy night and tb
was a moment Intense silence, for every on draught occasionally hf ted tb edge of one of
In the crowded court was watching him, and , tbem. Ha crept like a thief up to his own
tbe sens of it teemed to take what resolution ' window and looked ia Tbe drawing room
be had left out of him. At any rate, be left was lighted, and in a low chair by the fir
tbe table and hurried from tbe court In tb ant Belle. 8b was, as usual, dressed in
passage be found tb Tigvr, wbo, surrounded . hlaefc, and to Mr. Quest, who loved her and
by a Utile crowd, and with ber bat awry and MW that he waa about to bid farewell
ber clothe half torn from ber back, wa , " tight of ber, she looked Dor beautiful
huddled gasping against the wail. I now than aver. A book lay open 00 ber
Sbe saw him and began to speak; but he KOM' noticed not without surprise
stopped and faced ber. He faced ber, grind-1 " wtM 4 Blbl But ab wa not reading
ing hi teeth, and with such an awful Or of J ' r 4"npled chin rested 00 ber band, and
fury in his eyee tbat she shrunk from him to 1 r Ttot 7 "ere fixed on vacancy, and
terror, flattening herself against tb wail. Tan (rom "hare be waa he thought ha
Wild vhe tears la
'What did I toll your he said, in a choked
voice, and then panted on. A few pace down
tha passage be met one of his own clerk, a
harp fellow enough.
"Hera, Jonea," b said, "you see that wo
man there. She bat mad a charge against
m. "Watch ber. Be where th gAes td, and
find out what ab ia going to do. Than come
and toll me at tbe office. If you lose sight of
- x at, ir, aaia toe uwuiuwi eiera, nuu
Mr. Quest wat gone.
He made bl way direct to tb office. It
was closed, for he had told hi clerks that be
hould not come back after court, and tbat
tbey could go at half past 4. He bad bl
key, however, and, entering, lighted tb gas.
Then b went to bit safe and sorted tome
papers, burning a good number of tbem. Two
large document, however, be put by bl side
to read. One wa bl will, tb other wu in
dorsed: "Statement of tha clrcumataaaea con-
nected with Edith."
Firit Ds ted through bl will. It bad
1 mad, eome year ago, and was entirely
in favor of bis wife, or rather of hit reputed
"It may as wall stand," he said aloud. "If
anything happen to me she'll take about ten
thousand under it and tbat was what she
brought me." Taking a pen be went through
the document carefully, and wherever tbe
name of "Bella Quest" occurred he put a
cross, and inserted these word: "Gennett,
oommonly known as Bell Quest" Gennett
being Belle' maiden name and initialed tb
correction. Next be glanced at the state
ment It contained a full and fair account
of his connection with the woman wbo had
ruined bis life. "I may a well leave it," be
thought "Some day it will ihow Bell tbat
I waa not quite so bad as I seemed,"
He replaced tba statement in a briuf envel
ope, sealed and directed to Belle, and Qnally
marked it: "Not to be opened till my death.
W. Quest" Then he put tbe envelope away
in tbe safe and took up tbe will for the samo
purpose. Next it on tbe table lay the deeds
executed by Edward Cossey, transferring the
Hmih.m 'nTt!rRmu to uJ Out in onn.
Irinra.tlon of hla abstaininir from tha com-
mencement of a suit for a divorce in which
he proposed to Join Edward Cossey as co re
rpondent "Ah I" be thought to himself,
"that game is up. Belle is not my legal
wife, therefore I cannot commence a suit
against ber In which Cossey would figure at
eo-respondent, and so tbe consideration fails.
I am sorry for that, for I should have liked
him to lose bis thirty thousand pounds as
well as his wife, but it cant be helped. It
was a game of bluff, and now that the blad
der has been pricked I harent a leg to
Then, taking a pen, he wrote on a sheet of
paper which be inserted in the will "Dear
B., You must return the Honbam mort
gages to Mr. Edward Cossey. As you are
not my legal wife, the consideration upon
which he transferred them falls, and you
cannot bold them in equity, nor I suppose
would you wish to do so. W. Q."
Having put ' all the papers away, he shut
tbe aafe at tba moment that the clerk, whom
a had deputed to watch th Tiger, knocked
! "tb.? d,r ?
I Well, sir,- I watched the woman. She
! toPPed Jn PS6 minut. n1
lnen ueore8' "J"1 010118 mn. cam"
out and (poke to ber, 1 got quite close, so as
to bear what be laid, and he laid: 'You'd
better get out of this.'
I " 'Where tor she answered. 'I'm afraid.'
" 'Back to London,' be said, and gave her
a sovereign, and she got up without a word
I and slunk off to the station followed by a
I mob of people. 8he's in tha refreshment
j "m D0W' bu' P"9 thJ
they ought not to serve her witb any drink."
"What time does tba next train go 7:15,
does it not(" said Mr. Quet .
"Well, go back to tb station and keep an
ye upon tbat woman, and when tb time
somes get me a first class return ticket to
London. I shall go up mvsolf and give ber
In charge there. Uere ia some money," and
be gave bim a five pound note, "and look
here, Jonea, you need not trouble about the
"Thank you, sir, Tm lure," sold Jonea, to
whom, bit salary being a guinea a week, on
which he supported a wife and family, a gift
of four pounds was sudden wealth.
"Don't thank me, but do as 1 tell you, I
wfil be down at the station at 7:1(1 Meet me
outside and glv me the ticket That will
When Jone bad gone Mr. Quest sat down
So tt was George wbo bad loosed this
woman on him, and tbat wat tbe meaning of
bis mysterious warning. How hod be found
1 herf That did not matter, he had found ber.
and in revenge for the action taken against
the De la Molle family he bad brought ber
here to denounce bim. It bad been cleverly
: managed, too. Mr. Quest reflected to him-
self that be should never have given the man
credit for tbe brains. Wall, that waa what
come of underrating people.
I And so this wa the end of all hi hopes,
ambitions, shift and struggle. The story
would be in every paper In England before
another twenty-four hours were over,
headed "Remarkable occurrence at Bolsing-
I bam quarter sessions. Alleged bigamy of a
solicitor." No doubt too, tbe treasury
would take it up and Institute a prosecution,
! This was the end of his strivings after re-
misery. Ana now what wa to be done! He
was ruined. Let bim By to the utmost part
of tbe earth, let him burrow in the recesses
of the cities) of the earth and his sham
would Ond bim out He was on impostor,
a bigamist one wbo bad seduced an innocent
woman into a mock marriage and then taken
aer fortune to buy the silence of his lawful
w"- More, be bad threatened to bring an
action for divorce against a woman to whom
kMW he was not really married, and
aiade It a lever to extort vast sum of money
or their value.
I What ia there that a man In this position
He can do two things he can reven him.
elf upon the author of bis ruin, and if be
h hold enough, he can pat an end to hie .
She bad beard nothing-! he am. -
from tb expression of bar faoi- mu
thinking of ber own sorrows, nit u
sham. M kl
' Yea. ba would ro In. '
HOW TBI OAKI EHDXD,
Mr. Quest entered tbe house by a side door
and, having taken off bit bat and coat Went
Into the drawing room. He hod still half in
hour to spar befor starting to catch thi
"Well," said Belle, looking up, "why
you so paler
"I have bad a trying day," be snswered
"What have you been doingl"
"Nothing in particular."
"Reading the Bible, 1 see."
"How do you know thatf" tbe asked, color
Ing a little, for (he bad thrown a newspanur
over the book when ibe beard him comin
la "Yea, I have been reading tb Bible!
Don't you know tbat when everything .1
in life bas failed tbem women generally uu
"Or drink," he put ia "Hav you awn
Mr. Coasey lately r
"No. Why do you ask thatf I thought
that we bad agreed to drop that subject"
As a matter of fact, it bad not been alluded
'to since Edward left the bouse.
"You know tbat Miss de la Molle will not
marry bim after alll"
"Yes, I know. She will not marry him be
cause you forced bim to give up tbe mort
gages," "You ought to be much obliged tome. Art
you not pleasedr
"No. I no longer care about anything. 1
am tired of passion, and sin, and failure! I
care for nothing any more."
"It seems that we have both reached ths
tame goal, but by different roads."
"Youf" she answered, looking up; "at any
rate you are not tired of money, or you would
not do what you have don to get It"
"1 never cared for money itself," be Mid.
"I only wanted money that 1 might be rigli
and therefore respected."
"And you ihink any meant justifiable to
long as you get It?'
"I thought so. I do not think so now."
"I don't understand you to-uigbt, William.
It Is time for me to go to dress for dinner."
"Don't go just yet I'm leaving in
"Leaving? Where forP
"London; I have to go up to-night about
"indeed; when are you coming backl"
"I dou't quite know; to-morrow, perhaps.
I wonder, Belle," be went on, bit voice shak
ing a little, "if you will always think 11
badly of me as you do now."
"lir she ,sad, opening ber eye widely;
"who am 1 that I should Judge yout How
aver bad you may be 1 am worse."
"Perhaps there are excuses to be made for
both of us," be said, "perhaps, after all,
there it no such tbiug as free will, and we
ore nothing but pawns moved by a higher
power. Wbo kuowsf But I will not keep
you any longer. Good-by Belle 1"
"May I kiss you befor I got"
Sbe looked at him in astonishment Ber
first Impulse was to refuse. He had not
kissed her for years. But something la ths
nan's face aroused ber It was always a re
ined and melancholy face, but to-night it
wore a look wbicb to her seemed almost as
earthly. "Yes, William, if you wish," she said; "but
I wonder tbat you car to."
"Let the dead bury their' dead," he an
swered, and stooping he put bis arm round
ber delicate waist and drawing ber to bim
kissed ber tenderly, but without passion, on
the forehead. "There, good night" be said,
"1 wish tbat I bad been a better husband to
you. Good night," and be was gone.
When he reached bis room be flung himself
for a few moments face downward upon bis
bed, and from tbe convulsive motiou of bit
back an observer might almost have believed
that be was sobbing. When be rose, how
ever, there was no trace of tear or tender
nest upon bis features; On tbe contrary,
tbey were stern and aet like the features of
one bent upon some terrible endeavor Going
to a drawer, be unlocked it and took from
it a Colt's revolver of tbe small pattern. It
was loaded, but be took tbe cartridge out
and replaced tbem witb fresh one from a tin
box. Then he went down stairs, put on
large ulster wltb a bigb collar and a soft felt
bat, the brim of which be turned down over
bit fare, placed tbe pistol In tbe pocket of tbt
ulster and started.
It wo: a dreadful night the wind was
blowing a very heavy gale, and between tb
gusts tbe rain comedown In sheets of driving
spray. Nobody was about the streets-tbe
weather was far too bad, and Mr. Quest
reached tbe station without meeting s living
soul Outside tbe circle of ligbt from tb
lamp over the doorway be paused and looked
about for the clerk Jonea Presently be saw
blm walking backward and forward under -the
shelter of a lean to, and, going up,
touched bim on tbe shoulder.
Tbe man jumped up and started bock,
"Have you got the ticket, Jonesf" he asked.
"Lord, sir," said Jonea. "I didut know you
In that get up. Yes, here's tbe ticket"
"Is tbe woman there stilir
"Yes, fr; the' taken a ticket third class,
to town. She hot been going on like wild
thing because they would uot give ber any
liquor at tbe refreshment bar, till at last she's
frightened them into letting her have six of
brandy. Then sbe began and told the girl
all sorts of tales about you, sir said sbe was
going back to London because sbe was afraid
tbat If tbe stopped here you would murder
ber and tbat you were ber lawful husband,
and that she would hav a warrant out
against you, and 1 dont know what alL 1
sat by there, and heard ber witb my own
"Did ibe-did she. Indeed r said Mr. Quest
witb an attempt at a laugh. "Well, she's a
a common thief, and worse, that's what th
is, and by this time to-morrow 1 hope to tee
ber safe in jail Ahl here comes th train.
Good night Jonea, I can manage for myself
"What's bis gamer said Jones to himself.
as be watched hi master slip on to tbe plat
form by a gate instead of going through tbe
booking office. "Well, I've had foor quid
out of it any way, and It's no affair of mine,"
and Jone wept home to tee
Meanwhile Mr. Quest was standing on the
wet and desolate platform quite away from
the lamp, watching the red lights or tbe ap
proaching train come rushing on through
the storm and night Presently tbe train
drew up. No passengers got out
"Now, ma'am, look sharp if you're going,"
tried the porter, and tbe woman Edith cam
out of the refreshment room.
"There's the third, forward there," said
the porter, going to the other end to see about
Ibe packing away of th mails.
On sbe came, passing quit close to Mr.
Quest, so close tbat he could bear ber swear
ing at tbe Incivility of the porter. There
Wa a third class carriage just opposite, and
Into this ah got It waa on of those car
riage that are (till often to be seen on pro
vincial lines in which th partitions do not
uip to tb roof and was, if possible, more
vilely lighted than usual. Indeed the light
wbicb should bar illuminated tbe after half
of it bad either never been lighted or bad
rone out There waa not a soul in tbe wools
length of th carriage.
As soon a tb Tiger waa In Mr. Quest
watched his opportunity and, slipping up w
tb dark carriage, opened and abut the door
aa "-lietly as possible and took his seat in tb
The engine whistled, there was a cry of
"Right forward," and tbey were off.
Presently he saw the woman stand op la
ber compartment and peep over into th
"Not a blessed soulf" he beard ber mutter,
"and yet 1 feel aa though that devil Biliy
waa creeping about after me. Cghl it mas
be the horrors. I can as tb took be pre
I to it corratcioj.