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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1888)
THE rnluNO OF AGES AGO. j
"Should mild nrn,ualnttincc b" furjot"
Yes, if you'd ust us lief ns not.
There nre f evernl things that trouble one's age.
And work lor a man much woe.
Such ns pout md doubt dobts that ulll run.
And rhyme that will not How.
Hut when all has been said, do we not most
Of the many bores that we know.
That ublqult'.ous ban. the woman or man.
Who knew one "ages oro?"
In youth you wen' ynumr: and foolish perhaps;
You 'llrted with hlh and with low.
Had on love on the hill and one down by the
never were wicked, ah. no!
And this friend knew you In n far-away way,
In a wpy that was only o. o
Ju-t enough to Rive hue to the cry about you
"O. I knew him ages ajo'"
You are married now and quite circumspect.
Your pace, like your speech. Is slow; J
You tell in a bank, keep silent In church
Are one It Is proper to know;
Hut this vlellmt friend will never conent
That your virtues tfphnllenircil shall go
Thouph she never demurs, but only avers
That the knew you "ages ago."
And sure I am that if ever I win
To the place where I hope to go
To sit nmon? saints perhaps the chief
In raiment us white as snow,
liefer" me and busy among the blest
Peihgs In the self same row
I shall find my ban. this woman or man,
Who knew me "ages ago."
And shall hear the voice I so o't have heard
Do you think It I swet and low!
As it whispers still with accent -hrill
The refrn'n that o well I know:
"O. von needn't be setting much store hv him.
O This new nntrel s lint mm-h nf n shrnr.
He may fool tme saint who Isn't acquaint
Hut knew him "ages ago!"
Cinrlrn H'vry n'fbh. in OntMl
SUICIDES IN FRANCE.
Women I.om Inclined to Do.truy Their
I.Ives Tliuii Men.
It is solely in the criminal statistics
that the doctors and mental physicians
nre able to llnd Retailed indications as
to the circumstances under which sui
cides take place. Unfortunately, the
number of self-murderers in this coun
try increases from year to year without
interruption. After having been, as
nn annual average. o,27 from 1871 to
lrtTo iind G.258 in 1870-1880, the number
rose to 0.711 in 1881. to 7,2111 irf lS8'-
1o 7.207. in 188:5. to 7,572 in 1S84 to
7.002 in 1S85. and to 8.187 in 188G. This
means a rate of 21 suicides for every
100,000 inhabitant.i. The department
of the Seine uppears for 18 per cent, of
the total 1,151, or ) yer l(D,(&fl in
habitants. Women have'reeours to "Suicide in a
far less decree than men 1.710 (21
cent.), instead of 0,171 (7!) pjr cent.)
and yet the census returns sho tht
the two sexes are atout equally divided
5 in this country. The frequency of sili
cic increases Vith the age, ay the fol
lowing table will shoty:
Outer 0 years of ae.
Hi to .' years of age...
-V. to S5 years of age...
2.i to 30 years of age...'
i to ID j-ears of age ..
40 to M years- of ace...
To to 0 1 years of ago . . .
I'll years and over
. Q or f percSat.
. . 324 or 5 percent.
,. 42S or ft percent.
sin or i percent
. ..1. l.Vlorlt percent.
, ..1. -ISIor 18 percent.
...1. HKOor-Jl percent.
. ?.).") or percent.
It has been impossible to fix the age
of 115 suicides. Information vans in
complete with respect to 280 individ
uals, but the ol her suicides are classified
as follows: Bachelors, 2,80."), or .'57 per
cent.: married, having children, 2, M0,
or :?1 p"r cent.; married, without c.hil
ihvn, 1.210, or 15 percent.; widowers,
having children. 0, or 11 per cent.;
widowers, without children. 470, or 0
percent. As p the domicile of tiio sui
cides, il has b-ie'i proved at the inquests,
priu connee'ion with judicial profeed
in."s, that 1.2.!'. or 52 per cent., lived
in the country and :.8;!8, or 48 per
cent., in towns: there wore 110 cases
in which no particulars are forthcoming-.
It must not bo forgotten, how
ever, that the population of the cities
amounts to barely a third of thentiro
population of France.
The 8,187 suicides were of the follow
ing professions: Agriculture, 2.021, or
32 per cent.: industrial workmen. 2,1558,
or 2!) per cent.; shopkeepers and man
ufacturers, l,0.'50lCpr 115 per cent: landed
proprietors, persons of independent
means, or members of tho liberal pro
fessions !)8.". or 12 per cent; servants,
511, or 0 per cent; without any known
occupation. 07!). or 8 per cont.
But the general results of tho census
of Di8."ot having yet been published,
it is impossible to determine in what
proportion each of these classes attains
tho average length of life. Suicides
are Always more numerous in spring
(151 per cont.) and in summer (2G por
cent.) than in winter (22 per cent.)
mid in autumn (21 por cont.) As is
always tho case, tho greatest number
of suicides were by hanging 12 pop
cent; thon follow drowning, 22 per
cent; deaths by tiro arms, l.'l por cent.;
cases of asphyxia by charcoal, 8 Qior
cent.; casos of voluntary falls from
high building. 3 per cont.; poison, 2
por cont. ; tho employment of iv slnu-p
instrument, 2 per cent.; and ovory
other menus.' 2 per cont.
As to the presumed onuses of suicide,
to judge from tho legal inquiries which
nre held, they may bo divided Into
olglit principal groups: Poverty, 15
per cent.; family troubles, 15 per cont.;
disappointment in lovo.. jealousy; etc.,
4 percent.; drunkoness, 12 por cent.;
desire to escape judicial Inquiries, 3
per cent.; physical sutToring. 18 por
cent.: various causes 5 par cont.; men
tal attacks, 28 per cont. It Is for tho
doctors and mental physicians to draw
conclusions from tho forogolng statis
tics and to toll us tho truo signlllontion
of tho above figures relating to suioldo.
Cor. Utda Mercury.
A largo oatablislnnont In Pitts
burgh has boon using petroleum resol
vent in Its ouilers for threiynrs with
out .pending u cont tor repair, while
previously the boiU'rmHkvrV gang were
nt work on them c.iry Sat unlay night
ill the year. 'i.r- wale could bi-ttreoly
found oefo'v t:ie us,. .,f t lie resol
vent, while no He ir cii.iu.u is pro
iio iihvhI by tho iuHtor Aa the uiuun
eat bjn.tra in the country,
The Arnbs Still Desolating the t'nimtr.T
With the Internal Trnlllc.
The life of tho native African is not
idyllic. It is darkened by a tragedy
whoe terrors nro unknown to uny
other people under heaven. Of its
mild domestic slavery I do not speak,
nor of Its revolting witchcraft, nor of
its endless quarrels and frequent tribal
wars. These minor evils are lost In
the shadow of a great national wrong.
Among the.se simple and unprotected
tribes. Arabs uninvited strangers
from another race and nature pour in
from the North and East with the de
liberate purpose of making this para
dise a hell. It seems the awful destiny
of this homeless people to spend tholr
lives in breaking up the homes of
others. Wherever they go in Africa,
the followers of Mum are tho destroy
ers of peace, the breakers up of tho
patriarchal life, the dissolvers of tho
family tie. Already they hold the
whole continent under one reign of
terror. They have effected this in vir
tue of one thfcjig they possess tire
arms. They do it for one object
ivory and slaves, for those two are one.
The slaves are needed to buy ivory
with: then more slave? have to bg
.stolen to carry it. So living man him
self has become the commercial cur
rency of Africa.
It is quite a mistake to Imagine that
slave-hunting is a thing of the past.
On the contrary, the Arabs have quite
recently become bolder than ever.
Many at homo imagine that the death
knell of slavery was struck with the
events which followed tho death of
Livingstone. In the great explorers
time we heard much of slavery: we
were appealed to; the Government
busied itself; something was really
done. Hut the wail is already forgot
ten, and England hears littlo now of
the open sore of the world. I5ut the
tragedy I have alluded to is repeated
every year and every month witness
such recent atrocities as those of the
Upper Congo, of the Kassai and San
karu region described by Wissmnn,
and of the Welle-Makua district re
ferred to by Van dole. It was but the
other day that an explorer crossing
from Lake Nyassa to Lake langanyika
say the whole southern end of Tangan
yika peopled with large and prosper
ous T illumes. 1 he next to follow him
found not a solitary human being noth
img but burned homes and bleaching
skeletons. It wns but yesterday the
close of 1887 that the Arabs at the
north end of Lake N'assa, after destroy
ing fourteen villages with many ol
their inhabitants, pursued the popula
tion of one villoge into a patch of tall
dry grass, set it on lire, surrounded it.
and slew with the bullet and the speai
those who crawled out from tho more
merciful Humes. The Wn-Nkonde tribe,
to which these people belonged, were.
until this event, one of the most pros
perous tribes in East Central Africa.
They occupied n country of exceptional
fertility and beauty. Three rivers
which never failed in tlffis severest
drouth, run through tholr territory,
and their crops were tho richest nnd
most varied in tho country. They pos
sessed herds of cattle and goats; they
fished in the lake with nets: they
wrought iron into many-patterned
spear-hends with exceptional ingenuity
and skill: and that even artistic taste
had ffegun to develop among them wti?
evident from the ornamental work upon
their huts, which woro themselves
unique in Africa for clever construction
and beauty of design. This people, in
short, by tholr own inherent ability and
the natural resources of their country
were on the highroad to civilization.
O TEMPERANCE IN EATING.
The Vice of Ovorloiiillnq; the sToinaoh it ml
Its Terrlhle Oonsoiiui-iireii.
The vice of inordinate liquor drink
ing Is open and above-board and Its
evils are so palpable that any one may
see thoin. Over-eating, on tho other
hand, jsaccoinpauied by evils that none
but the sulTorers and tholr physicians
know much about. Some years ago no
less authority than Sir Henry Thomp
son declared that ho had been com
pelled by the facts constantly coming
ooforo him to accept tho conclusion
that more mischief in tho form of actual
disease, of impaired vigor and oi
shortened lifo, has occurred to civilized
man from erroneous habits in eating
than from tho habitual uso of alcoholic
drink, considerable as he knew that
evil to be. He also declared himself in
doubt whether improper and inordi
nate eating woro not as great a moral
ovll as inordinate drinking. Tho fabri
cators of our food have much indeed to
answer for. Thoymako digestible raw
material into indigestible finished prod
ucts nnd wo out them and sulfor. Hut
tho cooks are not alone to blame. Poo
plo eat more than they should and thoy
eat what Is agreeable to tholr palates,
knowing that It will not bo relished
by their stomachs.
Tho habit of ovor-oating Is commonly
made in childhood, when ignorancound
sonsation override moderation of ap
petite and rousonablo caution; the
child should bo restricted to tho food
that it naturally needs and should not be
allowed to mako a hog of itself. N'hoii
tho growth is nttalned and tho system
no longer easily ellmirmtos tho waste
material not neceti-ury for tho ordinary
purpos of repair, then the body bo
gin to store up fat beyond whut Is of
ue nnd fag out tho muscle) in carry
ing it uromid; or, if thoro is no fatten
ing with over-cttting. thoro aro dyspep
sia, feer, gout. rheuniKtitfin, billou
neH uii.l other lint. A temperance or
gHiii.itiioti v liich should hjy down aa
its f,,mi iui. i.i,il 1 is nbtftlnenosk rum
exe -sMn . h;im Mould do Kway with
in- --.i(-1 pail u.' the ordinary sick
iite m rnotig poraous who should live
up to Ute 1m w -UovU Huuttkeejiiug,
A "4 EXPENSIVE LUXURY. J
Wli:t It Costs to .iul Cattle Messages to
Vurlous 1'nrts of the (llolie.
The charges for cable service nre ?o
outrageously oul of proportion to land
service that Inexperienced persons are
staggered. Now a ten-word message.
with its direction nnd signature, costs
onlv $1 to San rrnueiseo. and. count
ing the address and signature seven
words, not less than $117,118 to Aspin
woll, and yet the distance is about the
same. Tho American cable companies
are not responsible for these terrific
rates, for they have to charge the rates
prescribed by the governments or com
panies they connect with.
Now. to send anywhere across tho
Atlantic it costs, first of all. 12 cents a
word. That is tho rate to Great Britain,
Ireland, France and Germany, but, you
have got to add to this 8 cents a word
to send to Algeria via Marseilles. $1.70
a word to Aden via Bombay, 1 1 cents
to Bulgaria, $t.2) to Capo Verde
Islands. $2.05 to $2.50 to various points i
in China, $2.01 to Corca. 10 cents to
Denmark, 24 to 00 cents to Turkey, 5
cents to Swit.orlnnd. and so on. It
costs more to send to South America
than anywhere oNo. tho tariff to Co
loiubia being $0.08 a word. Ecuador
?5.80. Peru, from $:5.:5." to $.").45, and
Uruguay $2.71. You can get an idea
of tho difference in rates, by comparing
the rates to China and Australia. It
i-ost 4.05 to send to Northern Aus
tralla. and only $2.05 to $2.50 to Chinese
Some people think the present rate
to Great Britain high at 12 cents a '
word. Thfre arc some intorestliij.' j
facts connected with cable charges
The first cable tariff between Now !
York iiiyj London during August. Sop- i
tembor nnd October, 1860. was $-100 for (
twenty words of not more than one i
hundred letters. Twenty words now
cost $2.-10. Then you had to pay for ,
twenty words anyway. During tho
latter part of 1800 tho rate as cut
down to $50 for twenty tfords of 100
letters, and since that time It has come
down steadily. By loading over the
old cable company's tangs e eiwi find
an interesting fctblo:
IS, three months, .1100 0
i) ns 4 tttSt
) words KM lettcrR
10 Vortls W lettisr
lsCil to ISO
ISiJ, to lKtlS
1MSH to 1S09
To June, 1 W.)
ISC'.l to ISM. .......
iro to is7i.
1ST1 to IS."!
1S7J to 1ST1
One month. 1HT3..
Then the rto came don HHftily to
75 cents. 02 cents, 50 cents, 40 cents,
25 cents, and finally to 12 otli,
ing the rate for ton lorifi ith direc
tions about one-third ht it ttll to
be to San Francisco. iostja Hdrisld.
THO KUQJ&IEfi) EODS
Sofle of tQ.- VIysIlGOljMtlW'fW 0 V?MI
lie Is Opt to 10-111-
Where there are no mo-qultoS thono
are apt to lie bed-bugs.
The prettiest boarder is nlifays
mashed before you get there.
Thi? boat always capsizes ihon you
have your besl clothes on.
A smile from the landlady's daughto
has protracted many a vacation. e
The religious girl doosn't miss going
to church as much as she had thought.
Novr lend to tho young wido
whose funds did not arrive when ex
pected. ' The old maid may be near-sighted,
but she doesn't miss much that is going
The mother ulway Hkos to go to tho
place where you have asked her
The landlord who can Interest his
boarders in farming soon has his crops
Tho landlord wlio doosn't call his
woll a mineral spring must got his milk
very cheap. '
It is generally a hTng rido to tho
house that is only a fow minutes from
Tho landlord's pretty daughter will
nibble at any bait, but shots very hard
Tho houso whore no childron nro
taken 0s generally ulroady filled with
It is always tho cat bolonging to tho
next houso that catches tho boarder's
Tho man who telegraphs homo for
more indinoy is probably spending it on
boino one olso. q
Tho timfd boardor who novor gets
enough to cat is apt to attribute it to
an increased nppotite.
Unless you want to mako an onouiy
no t'er ask a boarder if ho has summered
at the plaeo before.
The homoly girl can novor got enough
swingingor boating, butsho novor likes
to carry tho basket.
Tho cows are always a long way fT
whon you go out with tho landlady's
daughter to bring thorn homo.
The pretty boarder never uses a chair
to get into tho hammock unless her
pretty stockings aro in tho wash.
You may think yourself vory shrewd
to tjlscovorthat the fresh milk and vog
nt.'ililrts nro nm-ulmsofi' in the ell v. lint.
tho knowledge won't mako you any tho!
Tho man who goos to a place whorp I
good fishing is announced is apt to lose
faith in human naturo when ho finds
that none of tho country boys over try
tooateh any. James Jay O'Conr.ell, in
A silvor crown piece, known ns
"tho petition crown, V of the reign of
ClmrlM II.. fetched $1,775 at a recent
nale in England. At the lutont prorlous
sale u similar ooin had brought only
A hovewtin of Edward Vl.'n
time brought $525, n .MJ-nhllllng plaee
ef the Cromwell aru $760, mid an Ox
ford orown 68A. A penny of Etlielbiild
brought and other old ponnluo
t b0 and $00 uacll,
A Wild, Weird Tale of Love
Puuusunn ur Si-kcial Auuangement witu
CopyrijitrJ, 1W, by O. If. Dillingham Al'
" While you ito not aou.se, mi long you
may use your liberty. Medjt, a Trooni, car
riages, horses, every thing you desire, will
bo yours. Your period of imprisonment
will not be grout. Escape is and will be im
possible. 1st Owl l mi'ltntvol wtctiuuljor
T1IK OUOO.M SOO.V CACOUT MOLD OK M.lUl'a
alt. If you desire a;?jin to communicate
with your family, tell lJUmche, delivering
all your letters into her luuiils. In tho No'P
York 7miM, from time to time, you I'M
find genuine mesuages from your f.mily.
Hero are eight copies of that journal, afSii
containing cipher disiIitclWfrein your fm-llv-dititches
tlit nre to bo tranlSfttd'SS
Then ensued eoreful il((.riimrt of t!&
3ov to the cinlicr.
" Again, let it l)b 9iil, efr not. Iipla
lmndKcaro for you: watclitui ay an oiutw.?
vour every want, and pla foyour coB'o:i!i
iul picture Trust, and $11 will I? pcll.'
Thi rcmtrlctblc noto f r.6 env-" j"Cl Vo V&x
PrincoSift in coiainy 'itli tftt, JruUPz. Pjke
llsruwil them all. umil atl'.o'ji .itlj' ;sp
Wf)ill oo CEJilDlftC. lte
n meGSE ftftffii HtfftlB', '!S4'&'
te-tki.l(;i;!0 tsxa .tnixifl!;- of tin fwi.IV,
ntfy Tm &B& clisaa'. ?al all i!i'MTc
ft) Sjuch did lt.-A;fy& in t.W'S iK."-
aji!'S tonacM'N ii ilponCj'ititi'i'-t'CunKli-Ing
ciitmifc, tht lir. detrtwnlijl to u!!o.SV
UftMrirti'il. ijfid, ovi:itujlly, full lil'.si ty.
UafW in living this ubiii!7.i; lifu of ft-7KJ-gtrsiit,
if f.ui:h C conflictinisr'o :'.i.i.i''?:o'ii i:f
'JoiUlS UK'S' I"5 allowed.
Thftre tjytully I2J ix-:oii yfliy
gicl .should l untejipj;. Hvu- fritlr;s r-n-iffftfied,
bt cPtrlniy dtd not, niril irorer
ctould, !.o:-c. She h.tl nofri:::H isy.cO'.'i
lVsdfcj; iwd tao-si lyih I.ydia tunlt-vr. o.n
fWaily had Eentlrjr m."3Cr-r;oI cofnfoit;
told iiorlo orryno more; that tl.oy felt)
Qntitoi' her linyln s:j.ijp lujAids; tHi'-ttioy
received her osfi intiXujp ' to t! ;
thl they doubt not, in gc;.5l timo, jJrO
u-ould return, and th.it from timrj' to Hd
they wrnld eoiainuniegW it!i lic.
Why should Uo then ropia"! iihr Mm
llrJbctlv comfortble; hnil Sve; thiGt,' slid
tjrnnted; really enjoyed the novelty oi ttt
Situation; hul fallen into plcutfnt nuwtnrt;
1.'S chrnptured K'ith tho lovely ul uiiiip-.o
scenery of tho plurw, 41d doubly, trebly, in
Siiitely more than tl this, had. r.o$f some
thing for which to live ; something on hi'h
to expend her affection- Dolorctl
For tho space of a,, weefc mattori tHU
went on quietly at Kld-1 iold. Tho I'rinceSft
took her daily wulks, di ives or rides nlfiut
the island ; but slw was iaIVivijbly y.c'om
lUiniod by a groom who i r lost sight of
her. Onco -as much for tUC sake of yniuo
mont as to test the wavohfulne of tliif
companion, whoso constancy was growing
Otrllle monotonous-hhd dashed down one
of tho steepest hills of tho island ot b red
neck speed. Hut tho groom, lnojjnted on G
liarso still Hooter, s on caught hold of
Medjl's bridle, turned him around, ynd
Siado tho Princess return homo -all tins
withouUittoring a siaglo word. Quito sat
isfied with tho result of her cxporimont,
Natalio perceived eFcape, without tho aasist
anco of other-., was ltn))ossiblo. Her posi
tion being uo unusually pleasant thoro was
really no necessity of submitting to the
mortification of disclosing its singularity to
any of her neighbors. Sho wisely decided
to keep qnl.it and await tho turn of ovonts.
In fact tliero wa.4 nothing elso to do.
The firtt (Sunday after her arrival upon
tho island, tho Princess attended sorvico ut
St. Sa lour s, the pretty and quuiat littlo
village church of gUme.
Only a small number o&tho cottagors and
hotel guests wero now remaining. Tho
others hud been taking wing and joining
tho southward (light. Those fow that wero
still constant to their lovely Hur Harlwr
were surprised by tho melodious voico that
sang so sweotly and strongly. Glancing
furtively toward tho rear of tho church,
they beheld a fuco oven fur more beautiful
and nttrautlve than tho laurvoloiis voice.
Ono of tho male worshippers, during his
travels abroad, hud onro seen tho Princoss
Nutulio, and, aa ho now caught sight of tho
lovoly countenance of tho singer, wuh
struck by its resemblance tejthat of somo
woman whom ho had seen before, but could
not ut onco recall.
During tho lemalndorCof tho sorvico and
of that day tho girl's vlsago continually
haunted him and kept his thoughts busy at
work, pawling out hor Identity. (Suddenly,
at nlghtrfull, ho solved the problem and
joyously snld to his wifo ;
"Now I know, my dear, who It Is sho
looks like-tho young wvman who sang In
church to-dny. Kho resembles tho Princess
Nattilio Itudziwill, nod tho resoinblunco l
Hoforo granting th freedom of tho Isl
and to his prisoaor, Pairfux penned u uoto
that ran thus : N
"Will tho Princois Nutallo, within three
days' tunc, after the receipt of this, sond
hor written promise that, if ullowod to
roam about at will, sho will neither uttempt
escape, nor inform any jieraon or jiersonB,
as to hor truo situation horo, or hor nainol
Otherwise, sho must sutler tho nnnoyunco
and mortification of n constant guurd."
During theso Uireo duys of uncertainty,
she was permitted a ourlaia amount of froo
dom; but tlw inoWtublo jjrooin novor lost
sight of Iwr. At Die end of tho llmltod
porlod, NUUu's written promise wus
handed Uj Fairfax and ho knew that sho
would Iwep It- ,
More tbn three weulcs had now elapsed
iIijco Ihu ubductlot.; but Pulrfu Uuptllui
.iV" y S.M'HjLrii
eu' so closely concealed iU.it .N.uu.io was
not even aware e'lils preseiic.
Ono day, however, returning from ft
drive, she distinctly heard the pl.mo sound
ing forth, it seemed to her, the l.t3t notes of
a slow movement from one of Heethoven'B
oonatas. Quickly entering thu house, sho
found no one within. Hlanche was In tho
ndjolninir nwni, dusting the furniture.
Undoubtedly tho maid had been cleaning
the keys of tho piano and accidentally
struck tlie notes that seemod to complete
the maleliief. mingle- of tie master. jt
At another tano Natalie found u roll ofl
MS. music blown ubont by the winds among
tho rocks on the shore. It wns culled
Muve n-nl worJs imtillilied by Oliver Dltson
A Co., lloston. Mass.
UorU unit mufcbiA. F.
'Tliou art uiy lire I my soul's otio stur!
Tliou urt riy kuuIo o'er earth's ilurk main I
A'1i-ii 1 bchoitl ttiy iM'onu from fur,
'My Ueurt with hope revives iigln.
"V liene'oi- the reefs ot woe I near;
Vhe:t mourntul wreeks fort-ll my doom;
I.Ike aueetest bells upon mine ear,
Thy w.vrtjq voleo Islls thro' tho nloom.
When lillnuTitf mist boclouits the day.
And wild the wave and llcree tho storm
A udk-n glory llithts tho way
And o'er culm i.eua 1 vio thy form.
"Oh donthless love! eternal start "
Tito' ra t.'.iK s"ts between us roll.
My steaufiist ijirso I'll shapo afar
And moor with theo inr storm-tost soul.
Ano'lier day, whllo gazing out of her
window over tho fields, she saw u man
leisurely crossing tho meadow between
I'ld-l'ioid and the cottage on tho left. To
her ourprUc, as clearly as she could dtS
tmtrd'di. he was whistling tho air oW'HtellJ
On" nmrnuig, after Ntalio's return f:-l
a dushiig horsohje ride, little rf)loreC.
tripiKVl up to her, sounding the prills? ol
such a nice gentlcnrin I've juSt met," vtt)
hud talent to her, cl.rried liTr,i;ivCli :yr
Hewers ami completely wok tr hrrl.
A day or two uftoi-lfi.-.Jilf hZ U-V
exporionoo again to r.oluU:', ;it' tho .TJv '.I''
cjiuiuind that hor littlo niainia "'f nice"'
the gentkiriiaA hi lsG n.jyCCia !p jul
Every plcfltt'-it .ft!tr.t:-.-3;., Sif-vr diHJ-l-r, it'
was t'Jo custom of this Givo'j iffir k T.-'u"i.
dot- to "tho Sliie, '.--here Kaolin eitiiei- ivj&
or T.ttfohed Dole ieC "Skip" top:? .'tTll "i.U"
nieccS or jnl in til)- vvv-r.
is they :,oro tleiC- engij:-! 'tVtH tho
uftormWof tho d.y of Dolores "swond
counter with tl'f 9tiy?"or, ft hue,vj do- stir!'-denlycpri'g-
b'.rMiig, tlniiugJi U bui'-(-
C.1om tho above en rlpjit, ard n lM1"
fis.ie lla-uie follow.l '1j-Iii.
1?)';jj. t c&o f itfi'to Jv.iV'.ilit-' f ;i'..u-''sV-Uo
j, ir-'i.'ig teho! at tlv si;!-it or t:-.'.
C: t owwtus"., l'.u'', .vs.pi -'''' iv,.v.iiV.t .',:A.'.
of W.? ij'ifter, ,:'.o i,j,S'.) a Gy ef Joy, ;..
tuunii: ;.' u;i, t' Idui byWu l''ial, c!..--.;.rd'fi.:
t'if'ii do;;, 'fhw v..fA ?'"-'t.tMG V'.:,
Atoscl t'u I'Ai'Muf'l c.'A'wA V" t'n'' it..'.u.al:
"'(.V'.''Kt'iM, 1 I'V I H'Ml ' JiliiMrttl'J
.!'.. to .,v siAiiesV'i.i.i!"X;i'!V' lt' i.Hivi'ias
MtcSs in .i sl,tJ!)V'';'vI';'t', '
ll.i'c:l aifp M:gi' isriy ;.-: t it-In W-.- VWk
"ICo-.v, Mnv," oonthtii"V.' t-V) g-y.-t-V-'-a,
."t t;-.7k'.' veu ttla:.?,io eiWfiJully v.vvl t-V-s
lltt.'!- Lr Vvurir.l lo'vec let nny Im--:-'-i m'-'.-.v.''.
M.'svaiilU-'ttsSl' to vin-'-k'.E.tv.1. t'Vti lnjv.c
tion. Ho walkffl l-jU1'o Uores vwy meek
ly UT ever and anon, c.ittt regretful
fl!incos tia'.ul 111 iWf.ntor.
All U.':- time tin itov-cottiur ppolaiidcil
tli-t ho liail cat oVrzjrvoi'.. IfaUUw, wlio,
thtC, 1C & fX'. oirUmlly of twlylg.
w:-C- of j:ifrt nsSlwii l-iii vlVj, Inn.1
bro-rinlnA hair, .! fi'ink, opjit fni-o from
,.Ii'-jJ.i every vo.-t'o of l-;rA, rrd urrJUclP'
V . rtl I. "'
" wio is i.irn.i: mamma"!
waa removed, a fresh color in his cheeks and
an apparently lngeauous, easy manner.
Sho judged him to be, porhapi, ono and
Dolores, after Max's Introduction to hor,
.,..1.1 r..:.....1fu I....I.I iMiifinin
"Come, now, I ?ant my littlo mamma to
"Who in your 'littlo mamma' ami whorol"
implied he," still looking down "at her, and
ufTccting to bo unaware of Natalie's pres
ence. "Why, there sho is. Don't you see her I"
Looking up.hastily, the young man blushed
(thJiik I leaven ! this was gonuiiio.und stands
out like a refreshing, grcou oafalu in the dos
ort of all his other artificial, cut-and-dried
actions), appaarod surprised, and quickly
and rather awkwardly pulled off his hut and
Natilo looked puzzled. And sho was dis
turbotTT Where hud oho seen that brow and
thosioyos before. Thoy both woro strange
However, ere sho had timo to continue
her rellei'tioa, tho hut vraa replaced, and
Arthur Fairfax came forvurd, ..ud uuulliift
ly said :
"'I'IiIb little fairy hns dragged mo, willy
nilly into tho presence of a stranger who, 1
trust, appreciates my tiltuatlou, and will
pardon thw seeming Intrusion t"
What a ploasiuit voice! Natulle saw
on closer luspoetlou that he was is'tcli oldct
than ut first sight ho had nppourcd. Mi
now overshot tho mark, mm called hiu.
In reply to his remark, she answurod.
Limply mid quietly:
"I think you iiiubI bo tho gentleman win
has captured Doloroa' heart."
"Ahl" queHit l he, laughing, "I can't saj
us to that. 15::t ldoknovv that Pin euo vf Vi
Individuals whoso heart lioloros h!is cup.
NnUdlu siailoil, and Dolores turned her ut
tentiou to Mux, having overcome lure fcan
of that lurtfc uuiuiul.
"Yos," continued the stranger, "I earn
hero u day or two ago to hunt for n roll c.
musk: that I lost neniBwhwo aUwt Ik ro
uud while 1 wua seurehing, met thin x m
"Ws It inaiiuscrlptf" ea(urlyliitorruptv
"It YfWi," VMinptly roniKHitled the othoi
feolinx i tut l.i i rusu . us bwueedhig.
"Wa it i. 'r-iviUs :dcf "
"ItA.nx. i r-n Ii is-piioU, Hffeialng a lit
lie v4l f' i.'i"' ' astunliMiawt ut herqu'ts
ttuiw tnd miMtner.
"Ttieii 1 hn.e it," continued she, vl'.'
eviOtat ael.gat. "1 lound t he;'.1. ;.n-..
you know, I like it very much, inJ.viL
you really composo HI You. -sr. ;.--then,
us well us pootieall"
Vcri'y, Mistress Natallo wns . e:v -hor
Still thU was not at all surpri i r
this young man ivsolvcd to v i .
will of iuiy one, mule or female, fov." r -..
able mortals could resist him. Thoiir.m
ness, that apparent simple-mindedness,
threw strangers off their guard, and ere
thoy knew it, tho citadalof their reserve had
"I nm glad you llko it, indeed," answered
he, with a slight bow, looking very much
pleased. "How fortunate I am to htS'o met
you I Kor, strangely enough, I have becu
utiublo to recall ull of either tho melody oi
the wonls. May I return .with you to the
house and get it!"
"Certainly," replied Natalie, fulling quick
ly Into the trap; "I'm very glud to have dis
Tlie ice wis now broken.
Fairfax had oaco more plotted success
fully. Natalie, had she only paused to ro
lled upon her course, might havo boonCur
prised, to say the least. Sho wns chaUlQj .
away as gPy'ly una unconcernedly witU lifts
stranger, of "whom she knew ubsoUitelj
nothing, us if sho had ';nown hint fo;r yeu'ts-
Thoy wulkcd together up to.ird tjr-; o'U
tnge, ilolores between them, IfjMing 4h4
bund of ouch In her tiny tluH;, ivtuic(Al?;i,
followed demurely behiifd.
Fairfax (quite nutiuv.ll;;) !C tHp th r
Ciurk tlEt ho wci lo'Ttcd in tli ilT.t'.y co'"
tnQo crrff tfo fields lsV.KdiT' Insl Otl.i
Benit md admired ituM-.-mn.-i;. rituaiuB
md iptTdnt architccturo-".lil," ho tuVVJ1.
"I lfive reiiti31 it for t!-H a'jf.y-ri irS59
Glen Gore l?its iiNMe."
F5trf3x rofr?'.iKn.l . MLhj-' ny ijll
tl$ apTT.csr'lrd the hotrrj, It 3
"1 Udnk I uiu:.t l'i.vo d yell siw.Tlar,
VlOal PJ"'Sl'd ..?cr-.p, tSt- h'lwe wftTriK?.
J'Jou do you not ."'
"Yv" wtK ivored . 'ys, -Jri-nly. "Vm yyi-r r
"l.o, I u-'.. irry to -!a.y I do i!'u. I svov?)
tlviit:- vl:x for sav aw mXivnff, but
.theiui b'jcha fj'ott'ted jlaHO in my atC-
ti5io ttect M'.;':e little plr.P-ure i lNl-;rji
lg a.:-."."'' h- Il-i'o you ft gfl Itloi-nd'
"Yes" sdd ohe, t'cwAily i.nd uai
j!doji-ly i;4lllik.r-' iiii.to HvVie tifi
Iro V.'P laying.
14o Iv.-aI tiaoi kls iVi-''wt t-ltait. tlij
noV -iU-?"d on tho tfji'ck, mul I?nUili', ty-fur
V? rcaiicd v!-'i) s.'..i iloliu;, hajJjiKVlr;
"Vnil you cc. e t..'.- K-y 111"
"Witk i-veasmre," rswjrtjndwl he, Itniu-lj
j.'.'.v e;,n''nx In tkroig'h tko dwr.
A't tirat Natolb foil a littSi iAs.Ki, iv,!?
,M) CO'Sr!iW''"l t!'-.l S'V l-.-u-l iKtSO"!!."!"!- 03'
i.f. .:('".') biiwijw W'O Imji? .S'5i-asi!'s3 ftfi'i)
t.'..,.n fr.i.- ir.'.'i'ji.'.'o. W'l'Ax easy
.1 Who u..M!i"i ci..'icvs lif movoUl
'f.'.e.'W.-,-' t'xoi tAt in.V".'y..ij.'it, t'.U?r-lng-, sfi)
it luu.'.-vi'd- i'i, Mv v ?.': il (x.ji.'-v.i.i.iVi.'n :
"ii'L.ir ii'ii.Vi;At'5.vll 1 !.. "W Hooi-A.vke wci'K.-'"'
S' t.-:.yif.;i, l.o- H.n'i (i-'.vi tf'iso the kr.j,.
ir.i:.,i:il t.!iiil- a s-"?, sf.wti pwi'Udi.vtft)
&:y.ix'. Kutvillo tosrfaJjfff revv(t.ain,xl
W-.v tcu-h t.J a i:-;Uf'c-!'.i, aA Ksi'euedwVii'tf)
i,'r-i'ivs'!i::is; ' iw&ru.
"'.v'.-rfa'i- r.,''.r i?nsiAvl t:;MV a bylil' vuf)
Wjo ces (.'.'! i)l.if!'ag, 'Cii"lK.''.,ivl andso-N'ot-wl,
ish if by cknitce, a song from thoso)
piled up on tlw music stand bosL'.o him. It
prarrttobothnt fatoffil "Addio" (for IU
virjf tiinplt ami raaihat Mai 7i'.mrA
Art'i rtrrfrt".! a'trayi f j4t' Mai lny wwl
Jrow f'c l tki jMt).
"You will hiiffor mo, will you notV-' he
Bald, quietly; and, wlUiont wilting fr hT
ou9U'r, b'jgan tlr.) prelude, Tho IJiinesj
w tvtled. and iliched dc-ply aa sat,'
i i.-jognixcd the '.-.train.
"i:'owtiijigot llinr very stmngt Al
ways tVa'- ng," Kuur.muri.1 slro to bftfs
I tor fust hri'.:i!;-:j wiT' to rcliisi losing
(atlc r ttlmt ospaelnl song). Hut I'airfat
kept oa phyng. tho introduction with ail
tho expression of' which ho wns (t;xsli?.
Ikr-1 he iOVi'.l irur ;?alntrblnnk, ho doubtr.l
not that she Xou.'jl iistni to iitig tho
Sho could no longer rolst, and whni tha
lint bar of tho prelude tvas finished, ho waa
not surpriicd M hear Ir.r voice conjur '.ice,
although tremblingly "md timidly. E.v'h
o:io inspired the other. Sho soon wus ob
livious to every tiling but hor singing and
t?.r.it wonderfully sympatljitic u-joocniiuil-moid.
Fairfax's triumph was perfect.
When tho song was ended noitlfor sjinko
a W'Ji'd, but each uudorstood tho oUiir.
Tears stood la hor eyes, and even hU eves
woro moist- hard-hearted hiCm who iTsod to
doclaro that nothing had made hlin weep
since ho w.ri a boy of twelve. As foe
Dolores, the orbs of that littlo creature woro
(Hied with Marly drops, whllo near byoa
tho door lay Mux, with whom sho had boon
playing, sorrowfully regarding his now
"Littlo mamma, you did mako mo cry,"
suld tho child. '
Whereat, thoy both went to hor, her
naive innocence having changed their tears
"You poorCttlo dear!" ojaculatod Fair
fax, tossing her up in his urirtB. "Did sho
make you cry. Well, sho did mako mo cry,
too. Hut look out of the window and see
tho steamer pausing by. That is tho 'ML
Desert.' Hho Is late to-day."
So, from oao toplo to another, tho two
wont on, regardloss of tho momenta fust
slipping by, until tho deep-toned clock oa
tho mau'.ol-pleco struck live. Fairfax
started, looked up mid said:
"How forgetful 1 am ! It Is tho hour I up
imliited with my aunt for u drive. Dy tho
way, may I bring hor to call upon yout"
"Certainly, with pleasure," answorod the
Had hho been a solf-consclous person sho
would huvo boon surprlsod at hor own gra
ciousuess and conQdouco.
"Walt one moment," added sho, as he
turned to go. "Horo Is your song. Havu
" noN'iot'ii," saiii raiui'AX.
you tlmel 1 will Just hum It for you, lr yew
like," suld shewilh absence ef fuiw w.jU
eety. "1 tvlsh you would."
116 ha-1 learned that thU girl wut U
... . ..A.l . f 1 . .
uenit vvitli. u sue lroniou oiuurs-jmimty
und honestly, wnon sue imisiwu km
guyiy toH Aru nor, wpa tww fwnui