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"ANtiB JUDtiB, ariMirr.H." "littlb ham Kinnr,"
CI I A PTF.ll X V.-CoiiIiiihm1.)
tllii' lefl tile iluur njnr, nuil walked
rruss the i littered with ninny ml-
llllli'K, toward ii desk lii'iiii'il lilli with
pnpcr. 'I'lm whole phien win n trim au
thor's ili'ti -ii illiniNt even f iilil (Iruli
slreol 1 1 li i when niillinrs worked hord
Fur Itit'lr ilnlly hrcnd, nml none know "lint
became of lliu profits uf thi'lr acrlhlilln,
mil tin miu cured ane llie llilvvt win;
Ill llii' midst (if tlu rliiioii oil tlm dcak
tlirrn lay n llltln dnlntjr noli-, atnmpcd
mill sealed nml unopened, which hnd bctn
placed thorn by I he liindliiily during hl
nlmrtii'i' from Imino ; nml It wns In lady's
liiiinlivrll hue, nf Unit Hnrnli Enslhull wns
Hliu win nut pnrllculnrlr reserved
nhutlt cxiiinlnlnu II; indeed, her Impulse,
toward It ilhl nut allow tliiin for ilmse
finer feelings tii iliivclop llicinselvca hlch
two jcnrs' training hml striven to pro
duce. Him tiiiiini'i'it ili'i.ll tlm note Ilk" a
liuwk, In fnrt, nml look It up with trem
bling lunula, ami with hvr Mi dark eyes
"Mar Holland!" hc ctclslluvd.
Hlio exninliiod thu li-tt-r attentively.
'J'lm IiiiikI writ Iiik wns Inrirn nml churnr-ti-rUlk-,
nml clear; the iiioiioKrnm nn llm
buck nf llin envelope win M. II-: tli post
mark vii Worcester there coiiM In no
possibility i-f udstnko.
"Why Iiiih alio wrlttcilV' ciclsluicd
Hnrnli; "how ilnrw alio wrllo tu hhu?"
At tlio nn in liiiilll flit n lintnl touched
her nrm, mul Iteiilieli Culwlck's olcu
a ii hi politely:
"Whin J "ii littVQ quite done with my
Idler, Mian Hnslhcll, 1 should feel olilltf--l
liy lt ri'turu."
Hnrnli IIuslMl iriive little scrcnm nf
surprise, nml tiirni'il to greet hvr cousin.
Hhc extended liuth hvr hnnds toward
Mm, nml liw ilhl nut check tlm Impulse,
lint received Ihi-m In hli uwn, nml shook
thi'in wnrinly, wIiuIIiik up proceedings hy
taking lila letter gently nml delicately
Ili'llhvn very imceroiiiniilotialr cleared
n chnlr nf about half n liuiiilrnlwrlj.'lit nf
looln. hy tlltliiK thu volumes forwnrd In
tlio tluur, nml Hnrnli ant down nml looked
timidly nml yi't arriitlnttlnjtly tuwnril
Mill. Ilv ilhl not spenk to hrr nitnln; lie
gave her time tn collect her Idcna, ur tu
observe tin- efToct nf two yenra' change,
of two years' trouble nml hnnl w'urk mul
worldly drudgery upon him. Thla gnvo
lilni time nlan to note how yearn hml re
Modeled Krnnil-(tiualn Knrnli how the
KAWky Kirl hml uruwn Into n hnuilaoiiui
fouax wuninn, w hum hit rouM only iden
tify with pnat forlnrniiraa hy ht-r Inmr,
lark, wlatful ryra. And ahr itw, with n
atratiKD hrnrl atnkliiK far which ahi roithl
not nrrount, Hint thrru wna n atartlliiit
dinner In him who wna fncln- hrr.
'l nm vrry aorry," alio anlil nt luat, ami
III apnatnoilli' fnahlun,
"1 am In my rliiht plnci'," lit anhl, with
n llttlo Inuch Hint wna hardly nnturnl,
"nil Imllvhliml totnlly iiiiJvavrtluif of
"Why Imvo yoii nfrcr wrllti-n to inu or
ermul Hint her? Why hate )ott not coma
lo Heilge 1 1 111 T Why hne you kept nwny
from thoae who would hnru teen ulu-iiya
U'ry irouil to help you"
"J'hnt la why 1 hnro kept awny, Mlaa
I'nathell Wiiu 1 nm proud tnouiih to
(if nhure nil help. You iniial not inlml
whnt I any; I am more Irrltnhlo thnn I
lln-d to ho 1 hnve urown to like my own
rompmiy, nml to illallke rlallnra of nil d"
Kreea. I am n aour kind of fellow now,
who prldra himaelf upon (n)lne hard
thllik'a, nml an the leaa you aeo of him the
"Von nro not offended with me?" alio
Inquired aoflly. "Von tnkr It na nil Inault
that my hllml Krnudmnther nml I nro In
your fnther'a houae, mid puaaena your
futlier'a irorty. hut we"
"I will nut hear," crletl Iteulicu, (lereely
lntcrruplliik' her. "When I know Hint, my
father keit hla word with me, I boi'iimo
lean of n philoanplier thnn I had hiir'iln
etl for more hutuiin, mure aiiflah, inoro
of n cownrd nml I nm only alowly Ket
Unit orer tlm arnae of dlanppolntineut
which folluni-d the dlalnherltanco. I wna
rn!n eunuch to think myaelf n hero, when
1 wna only n pour inoney-lorlnK prle."
"I I hnrdly iinderatnml," aald Hnrnli,
bewildered nt thla confraalan.
"No, no probnbly not," ho anld ijulck
ly, "nnd why nhnutd I trouble you uhout
my feelllik'a, oven if you did?"
"A wonl would hnve laved yon from
thU cruel ilrudKery."
"A word to Mra. Knatbctl, who--but
there, I hnvo nnthliii; tu any ngnluat tho
old Indy. She la atlll well, nnd enuya
"No," anld Hnrnli, nhnkhitf her hend
"Ho I hnvo henrd," reapomled Uiuhen.
lie flillKcd nt the letter In hla baud,
and Hnrnli nirid nt once:
"Why doea my urnndinother'a conipnn
Ion wrlto to youV"
"Out of tdty," ho ndded dryly.
"Ilovv la It that alio la arUalntci! with
your uddreaa, while I have hnd to achome
nml renrch for It why hna alio nut told
"I mint leave that for Mlaa Holland to
nliBWer for heraolf."
"Will you over como to Hedjo Hill"
"Ah noun na I enn nfford It," ho mi
awe red; "when I hnvo decent vont on
my hiii-k, mid niiillclent apnre cmh to pay
my rullwiiy fare to Worceiter and coat
and i'iihIi ure both enrned by the awe.it of
my brow I will pny you n return vlalt."
"I hnve not done nny kooiI," alio it.ur
mured, "but I nm Kind I hnvo aocn you
-very iad. (!ood hy,"
Ho ahook handa with her, opened tho
door mid nllowed her to paaa from hla
room, Hu atood on the Imidluit place and
wnteheil her deaceud tho murky atalra;
ii h hIio Klmiced up at him and smiled, bo
could aeo that tho lli'ht wna ahlulnjr
throuk'h her tenra.
"TIiiio hna not apojled her yet," ho
muttered; "I nm find 'Hint I have accn
Hnrnli wna In tho atreet then, looking
up unit down Drury I.nuo, mid doubtful
which wny to turn. Hlio waa atlll heiltat
Inn when I.ucy JeuiilnKa auddenly atood
"Well hut did ho any? Whnt hnvo
you been tnlklnu nlwiit nil thla tlmu
whnt k'ood hnvo you ilono" alio naked
with Krcnt eiiKcrneBS.
"I hnvo dono no t;ood."
"Ho would not nccept naalatnnce? He
wna hnrd nnd uncharltnbli ho taunted
j on with nil hla henrt'a bltterneaa"
"Ho wild kind. 1 I think Unit he wan
elnil.to bco mo."
"Did ho did bo apeak of me?"
"Not n word."
"Not onol I nm Kind of that," ahe n
Ileforo nuother ayllnhlo could bo ex
chmiKi'd, alio hnd turned Into a narrow
court nnd dlanppenred, nnd Hnrnli 13at
boll wna lefti to procivd upon her homo
Baruh Unatbell vsut back to ScJjfgJ
Hill Willi lllT llllltll
In n dlaeouaolnlu
fiiime of mlml. Hhc had left homo lull
of roiilldcm i. In the remit of her mllou,
full of fill Ih In Ih'Iiik of BiTvlru lo Hen
beu f'ulnick, nml of Itenbi-ii beluir wrnlv
f il t for her elfurla III hla Ivhnll, nml Iho
remit bud I'vrli nil litunmliiluiia iIImi-oiii-III
ore. Hln hnd left home nxnlliit llm
wlabea of her Krnnduiother, nnd In opp'c
alllon lo tho mlvlru of her itrnndlnolher'a
eomtiniiloii, Mnry llollnnd. Htlll Iho
Kiiimhlauuhler wna not aorry Hint aim
bud been lo London, nlthouxli alio hnd
fnlled In Iii-Iiik of aervli-K In Iteiibeu ('ill
wick. Hho hnd aren him; he hnd proin
laed tn t-ome to Hedge Hill aume dny; tin
waa nut nllrred au terrlhty na Mlaa Jen
I 1 1 1 tea hnd married; Im hnd apokru kind
ly to her; ho wna nut jenloua of her p"
alllon In hla fnther'a hniiau; Im hnd auf
fered more from lila own vi nturea In lifo
thnn from Ida dlaliibrrltanee; It wna nut
tlm nun mlafnrtuiiK, but thu miiliy, which
hnd nllrred lilln nnd mied him, mid bo
would Im tho anmii frniik, wnrm heurted
fellowi. iireaeiilly, alie prnyed.
Hhe renrhi'd Worreater In anfety, nnd
hlreil Hy look her the real nf the way
huino. It wna between 8 nml I) uiock
of that autumn evening when the treat
front dunr wna opened lo ndmlt her. Tho
atnld mini arrvnut wore ao grave nn ex
preaalou of roiinteiinnro that Sarah aald
"All la well, I hope, Willi. ? Mra. Kaat
bell la upatnlra, I anppoae?"
"Hhu la duwiiaialra tills (iveuhig. In
the drnnlug room."
"Hhe hna been ill ndvlacd to K there.
Tho plnce la largo nnd cold, nnd
Hnrnli Cnatlicll pnuaed In mute, niton
lahmeiit, for the aoiiud of a violin, not
unaklllfully idnyed, enme from the di
rect Ion uf the room In which ahe hnd been
told her grandmother wna. Mualo had
tilled thu houaii with harmony of Into
tnya, for Mnry Holland waa a fair plan
lat, nml Mra. Knatbell wna fond of inualc,
It had been narerlnlm-il: but violin piny
lug hnd not been onn of "thu cuinpnn
"Who la II?" alio cried.
"It'a Cnptnln I'elerann, Mlaa Kaitbell.
If you will nltow um to explain how"
Hut Hnrnli I'aalbvll wna bf too eicltn
blo n nnturo to wnlt for nn explnnnllun,
when tho inyatery wna to be clanrcil tip
tlrat-hmul, mid alio awept by tho aervant
nml went nt oucv to the drawing room.
Thrru were four peraona In the room be
alilea hcraiif, nnd ahe looked from ono
to nnother with n kern watchfulneaa that
hnrdly died nwny when her nppearaaco
wna obaerveil. Her heart annk a great
dcnl, but ahe hnd llm atlf-poaaeaalun to
kt rp n bold front to tho ctiviny for aure
ly It wna the enemy who had appeared at
Hedge Hill In the unlucky time of her nb
aence, nml whoao coming iho had feared
before Hint dny. nlthough not expecilng
it In thla fnahlun.
llnlf alttlug, hnlf reclining by tho great
coal tire burning In tho atoel grntc,. ivna
tho old blind womnn, her apnrn form
il raped in heavy ruby vrlvet, over which
meandered a gold chnlu thick enough for
a door fnatriilng. On her gray batra bad
been art a lurbiiii kind of headdrran, but
it had allppnl aldewian. nnd preacntevl n
grotraijuo nipenrnnce. Mnry llollnnd aat
Unlet ami grnva over her wool work, and
nenr hrr wero two vlaltori.
The younger of the two wna hrr broth
er Tom, gluaay na n raven In a brand-new
milt uf black, and the stranger waa a mid-dlc-alicd,
gotxl looking, highly colored,
dnrk man of right or nliie-nnd-twenty,
who nt the moment of Knrnh'a entrance
wna plnylng n violin fniitnaln for the ben
efit of tlm company.
It wna Mnry llollnnd who firat er
ceUed our heroine, and roue n If to rroaa
the riMim toward her, aubaldlng Into her
neat ngnln na Thomna Ilaalbell nprang
from hla chair with n ahuut of welcome
tlint nenrly aenred hla gruuduiolher Into
Whnt, Hal Hally Hnrnhl" ho ex
claimed, correcting Ida address to her us
be proceeded, "to think that you weren't
nt home to any how d'ye do to your only
brother nfler nil these blessed jenra! Klaa
me, gnl bow nro you? Shiver my fim
bria, what a W-nuty you hnvo grown to!"
"Keep back, pleiike wait a moment,"
abr anld III a low, auppreased voice.
Hut Thomas Knatbcll wna Impetuous
like Ida alster. He Hung hla nrma round
her, mul clnapcd her to his taoaom, crush
ing her lint nnd fnll In the procraa.
"I'm delighted to see you, Hnrnli you
don't know bow glnd I nm to aeo you
ngnln," anld Tom; "wo wore nhvnya audi
chimin like. Why, you and I acurcely
ever hnd nn angry word we agreed to
"You cnuio hero when?" naked Hnr.lh,
listlessly, na aim got nwny from hhu, nml
miinwd tier lint nml clonk. Thu fnntn
aln hnd censed, and the violinist nils
atnudliiK looking down at iho carpet In n
highly decorous manner.
"Hnturdny evening Into, nfler you hnd
gone," nuawered Tom. "(irnmlinnther
wna nw fully plenaed. I enn tell you. t'up
tnlu reteraou, my alster Snrah Mlaa
Knalbrll, my particular friend, Captain
Hnrah bowed, and looked hard nt tho
Cnptnln, who made a grnvo obelannco In
"It nlTorda mo great pleasure to havr
the honor of nn introduction to Miss ldist
bell." ho anld in a low tone uf voice,
which died nwny in a whisper na ho rat
"And to think that you nnd Tom aro
both together In this grent, grnnd, windy
house," anld Mra. Knstbcll, "both taking
care of mo in my old age! you used to tell
mo nil tho good nows of Tom, Hnlly, nnd
liow bo wn getting on in tho world, and
prospering, and that used to keep my
"Ay It did," anld Bnrnh, sorrowfully.
"And I'm very much obliged to Sally,"
aald Tom, with a sudden grin that was as
spasmodic as n clockwork flguro'a; "aome
elstcra would hnvo bnekbited a brother
wbllo ho was nwny, and act his relatives
nitolnst him; but you didn't, Hnlly?"
"Not that you Imvo been talking much
about mo lately, 1 understand," said
Tom, "aluco tho denr old Indy has come
Into n fortune. Hut you did ouco and
I'm grateful to tho lait day of my life."
Ho leaned across tho tablo In order
that bo might peer mora closely Into her
fucv, and Hnrah answered slowly:
"Wo will talk of the post ntid of Iho
future nt n fitting time."
"As you ploaao, Take your own time,
Harah," waa tho reply; "you will find mo
mul tlio Captain In tho plcturo gallery
presently, Tho Captain la a follower of
tho arts himself,
"Oh, Thomaal" aald tho Cnptnln, rais
ing both handa deprociitlngly, "nn ad
mirer of them that la all."
"A composer, a genuine composerl"
cried Tom Knsboll, slapping his hand un
ceremoniously on hla friend's ruusla book,
"I W'g pardon, grandmother; I am In
good spirits to-nlg'ht that's all," said
Tom, deferentially i "Barah'a back, and
for u moment l una lorgoiu-u my uo
I "Whnt bereavement? ah! yo'ir wife,"
' anld Hnrnli "la hc deiol I hen?"
"I Ii nil mid gone, poor soul. Don't joil
aeo bow dri'p my mourning la?"
"Iioii't glvo way, Tom don't glvo
wny," mid Cnptnln I'elerauu, na he luok
Ida friend's anil mid led him sobbing from
"Ilnau't he left the door open?" nak"d
Mrs. i;naihiii. "I thought ao ny tue
blowing down the buck of my neck. It'a
n pity Im doesn't know belter tbnil to
leave nil the doors open, but 1 suppose
they're used to wind nt sen, Hnlly?"
"Now Hint they've gone, I want to
know nbuut your wlld gooao ehaao to
acold jou for It lo nak nfler that niuek
tip fellow Itrilben, who"
"I'reaently preaeiitly I mint wo
those men nt once," cried Hnnih, start
ing up, with eyes gleaming nml bauds
Hhe lost not tunny minutes In follow
ing her brother mid his friend to iho
picture gullery. Thorn m Kasttell, sprawl
ed In Hlmon Culwick's chair, with bis
legs ungracefully dangling over the left
arm. I'nplnlu I'etersoti, reaerved III Hip
presence of bis pnrlleulnr friend, ant with
Ids chair tilted nguliist tho murblo man
telpiece. "Collie In, Hnrah, don't bo bnshful,"
snld Thomna I'natbell. "You are very
welcome, I ussuro you."
Hnrnli shut the door at thla Imitiitlori
nnd wnlkiO quickly toward Hie visitors,
tnklng a seat close to her brother, nml
looking sternly mul fixedly nt him.
"Why do you como? Whnt do jou
want? You nro hero with n purpose,"
said Hnrah pcrslstcully; "stuto It, If you
"It Is very simple," her brother anld,
"I nm not the child I waa; I have learn
ed to know Iho world, and to take my
part In It. I know you, Thomna Bast
bell. I know of no good or honest action
Hint you hate over done. Knowing that,
I will not hnvo you and your friend In
this bouse. You play a dangerous gnma
In your defiance of me, for I uu) mistress
"Oh, Indeed I thnt'o It, la It?" anld her
brother with a aneer; "I nm to tell my
grandmother that sho'a a cipher In her
own home that ahe'a nobody, ami want
to grab all her money when she died."
"Tell her what you will," said Harah;
"the answer which strips the veil from
your bid life will be ulUclsnt to drlto
vu from us."
(To be continued.)
OLD, OUT ENJOYS 8P0.1T&
Ms n Ifns I.lvtil More tlmu a Ctnlury,
hut Is a Kino Athlete.
Kan Frnuclsco boasts tlio oldest of
livlnir athlete. Ill the iktsou of Cap
tain Diamond, who linn llvod on this
muiiilnno sphom for Id) yearn. Ho
does not fuel tlio wi'hjht of years and
Is as vigorous to-day as tlm majority
of men hnlf bin age. Ho In steady
nnniil nml strouc limbed; keeu of ey
and car. bo reads anil writes with
This halo old man has lived In three
centuries. Horn in I'lymoutb, Mans.,
May 1, 17ISJ, and now In hotter con
dition physically thnn uioat men of
00, nml with a probability of outliving
thousands who nro but hnlf his ago.
Up to fifty or sixty yonrs ngo, Cnp
tnln Dlatnoud lived the ordinary lifo
that men do, except that bo did not
use roffco, tea or alcoholic stlmulRnts.
nnd had not married. living then half
n century or so of ago. ho began to ap
proclatu lifo enough to wish to pre
"You nhvnys get what you prepare
for," said tho captain. "Most of us
expect to dlo at 70 or thereabouts; wo
educate ourselves for death, glvo up
to It, and It comes for that reason.
The first thing I did was to innka up
my iiiliM that I was going to live
mlml Is tho biggest pnrt of It hnvlng
n mind to do tlio thing. Tho next Is
to control nppetltes nnd pnsHlons.
"Meat I gave up as merely a stimu
lant compared with fruits and grains.
Men take enro to limit tho food of
their horses, knowing that free access
to the grain bin would founder them.
Hut man puts no curb on himself. Ho
gorges to repletion threo times a day
and uses up hU vitality In trying to
nsslmllnto food that ho docs not need.
When he lias his fill of simple faro ho
must needs look nbout for something
else to tempt a Jnded appetite. Sugar
and spices nro added to inako the pal
ate accept that which Its nnturnl tnsto
would reject as unnecessary. Thus tho
body becomes loaded through every
tissue with Inert mutter until some
thing breaks down."
At tho early ago of 50 or thereabouts
Captain Dlnmond garo up tho use of
meat. In tho llrst place mainly from
coiiipaHHlon for tdnughtercd animals;
later on hecnuso lie found tho absti
nence was good for him. Tlio two-moiil-a-day
plan was then tried and
tho following bill of fare adopted af
ter half n century of experiment;
Cup of hot water.
Wheat or barley mush.
Hulled codfish nnd potatoes.
Whole wheat lienlth bread nnd ollvo oil.
Two poached eggs.
Fruit In season,
Yegotable or rice soup.
Whole wheat bread, ollvo oil.
Fruit In season.
"Never uso white bread," says tho
cnptnln: "It Is not Worth digesting."
It will bo noticed that sugar doos not
enter Into the Mil of faro. That Is
one of tlio greatest differences betwoen
this man's food nnd what Is ordinar
ily eaten. It Is not unusual for peo
ple to glvo up the use of meat, but
hiignr Is n harder trial than anything
except llijuor ami morphine.
Kxerclso has been Captain Dia
mond's great secret of life. Continu
ous work, but nlwnys without over
straining to break down tho tissues
ICIdder Tho proverb. "Kvery don
has Its day," doesn't go In Algiers.
KlilrtVr For tho verv good reason
that thero overy dey has his dog. New
At the Football Onmr.
Fullback (after tho last tackle)
Where am I? Where am I?
Quarterback Most of you Is hero on
tho ten-yard line, but I think your noso
nnd right ear are lu the center of tho
LITE'S SUNNY SIDE.
There's n song for tlm mini who Is luiky and bold,
For the mini who Ims fate on Ills side,
Thorn am clivers for tlm folk Hint are Jingling the gold
And arc drifting along Willi Iho tide.
Hut the inn n who Is striving to get to the land
And fining tl.n hungry wave's crest.
Wo (Ulltf overlook, for wo don't understand
Tho fellow Hint's doing his best.
lint he tins his rewards when the story Is done,
Though wo smile as ho plods on his wny.
For Ills own self esteem Is tho prize he has won,
As obscurely hea stood In tho fray.
And ho knows tlm nffertlon of home and of friends
And the pleasure! of honcst-enrned rest!
There orn pence and good will, as tho twilight descends
For tho fellow that's doing his best,
no, Dr. Hudson, I beg you
not to nny It. You must not!"
Miss Cnrtwrlght, In her mi-
perliitendi'iit'H white uniform, stood
faring the doctor In Um great bare
olllce of the IJinergenry Hospital. Her
hand trembled as she rested It on the
ui'Hk ut her sine, hut tho uinu saw
no signs of agitation. Ho was con
scions only that this slender woman
was looking unfalteringly Into his eyes
and Hint by the tone of her voice she
wns tilling hi in with tho numbness
of despair. Wns It sheer force of will.
or was It utter lack of emotion that
kept tho fnco which confronted him
Dr. Hudson knew that his own face
kept Hi professional mask, though be
breiilhed llko n man wtio bad been
running. A whlte-cnpped nurso glanced
In nt tho door and slipped away be
fore be spoke ngnln.
"It Is quite useless to ask me to be
silent now. When n man bns lived to
bo 10 be doesn't give up easily the llrst
woman ho has eor loved. It Is three
years since I first sow you, coming
down tho corridor toward me, your
bnlr like nn aureole around your head,
three years Hint I have loved you and
bavo been silent."
Miss Curt Wright's Hps opened. "Hut
I bavo not "
"No, you have not. I bavo had no
reason to think you could caro for me.
"MABVIN, LOOK AT HE."
Tou have always) been thoroughly pro
fessional," and ho smiled. "It is Just
that. Tho strain of this life Is killing
you. I know so well what It Is. I
wanted to take you out of It."
He turned away from her to the win
dow, whero a dreary March rain beat
against the glass. A little brown bird,
with drenched wings, fluttered up on
tho ledge, nnd finding no shelter from
the storm, How- off against tho wind.
Dr. Hudson went on bitterly: "It Is
n fitting namo they hnve given you
Moonlight. Lady Moonlight.' It Is
what you arc; cold and pale and beau
tiful to drive men mad!"
The woman drew In her breath
sharply. "I bavo told you that this
hurts me, hurts me deeply. You haTe
been my good friend, but now you
"Forgive met I do not mean to
bo!" He crossed to her quickly, put
ting bis firm, warm hand over her cold
ono tbnt rested on the desk, and look
ed Btralght Into her eyes. "Will you
tell me that you do not lore me?"
Tho red left her Hps, but she faced
him dountlessly. "I have told you
that 1 cannot marry you."
That Is not my answer. If the time
ever comes when you can love me,
when you do love me, will you como to
me and tell mo?"
She spoko hurriedly for tho first time.
"You Imvo no right how should I
know that you"
"You will know, and you will tell
They looked at each other n long
moment, bis strength against hers,
then her eyes fell.
"Yes!" she said It breathlessly; "yes,
Ho turned nnd left her without look
Two months later tho hospital at
tendants brought n stretcher through
tho great doors and down tho ball.
Upon It lay tho huddled nnd appa
rently lifeless form of a man, with
bandaged bend. Miss Cartwrlght,
crossing tho corridor, caught sight of
tho patient's denthllko face, and her
own grew whiter still.
"No, not tho public ward; bring him
lu here!" nnd bIio threw open tho door
of n prlvnto room.
Tho men looked their amazement nt
her strange tono nnd tho unusual com
mand. "Miss Morso" to a nurso who had
entered "send Dr. Hudson to mo at
once. Ho Is mnklng tho rounds. Yon
need not como back."
Tho men followed the nurse from tho
room nnd closed the door. When Dr.
Hudson opened It a few moments later
Miss Cnrtwrlght turned toward him n
fnco whoso wild appeal startled him
Into nn exclamation.
Her fingers wero on tho man's pulse.
"Ho's nllvo! ho Is! Hut It can't bo
long. I know It can't. We must rouso
ti I in. Ho must bo conscious. Quick!
livery moment menus so much, You
Dr. Hudson was working nnd sho
was helping him, steadily nud capably,
even when she was speaking In that
high, tense voice.
At lust tho man's heavy eyelids flut
tered feebly, settled again, then (itilv
ered once more, and lifted reluctantly, '
whllo the bloodshot eyes rested on I
Miss Cartwrlght's face, bent close toj
"Marvin!" she cried, for the eyes
were closing again. "Marvin, look at
me. It's Helen. You remember.
Think! Helen! Helen!" Hhe repeat
ed the name with a ringing cadence, ns
If It were a talisman to call him back
from the dead. And the dull eyes lost
their sightless look; Intelligence strug
gled Into them; tho dry lips moved; the
words wero almost Inaudible.
"Yes yes. It Is. Where did you come
from? I thought I'd finished It this'
time. I meant to. I wanted to see'
you, though. That's why I came back. I
I couldn't find you. I didn't mean '
you should seo me."
Miss Cartwrlght's eyes were burn
ing. "Marvin, listen. You must tell me
the truth, all the truth, quickly, about
the bank the money. Father killed
himself shot himself. Did you know
It? Suspicion fell on him and you
were gone. You never knew he never
said n word. They found blm dead.
What should I believe? What could
I think? My father and my lover! All
these years 10 years. Marvin never
to know and I loved you then."
The color had been creeping Into
the man's face. He tried to rise on
his elbow, but fell back.
"Hefore God, Helen, I never knew!
I've been where no news ever came. 1
took the money. I never meant to.
And then I bad to go. I never thought
any ono else your father would bear
the blame. I loved you all the time.
I wasn't so bad. God knows, I've
been bad enough since. But I had to
come back. I wanted to see you once
Just once nnd then end It." The
words were coming In gasps, the eyes
closed, then opened again with an ex
pression of piteous entreaty.
"Helen, you look like an avenging
angel. I can t ask you to forgive me,
but I did lore you. I've loved you all
the while." .
Over Helen Cartwrlght's face flash
ed a mairelous, tender pity, and the
swift tears dropped Jipon the forehead,
across which the grayness of death
was stealing. The man's eyes opened
and looked Into her's, then closed
again; a short panting breath; a shud
der and quiet
Miss Cartwrlght sank face down
upon tho edgo of the bed. She was
so sUU that Dr. Hudson, standing by
tho window, thought she had fainted,
but be did not move. The warm May
sunshine flooded the room, falling upon
tho pure glory of her hair and upon
tho man's ghastly, world-worn face.
Sparrows on the edge of the roof twit
ted contentedly. The shrill peal of
a child's laughter floated up from tho
Suddenly, she rose, and, going swift
ly to Dr. Hudson, put both her hands
In bis, looking at him with luminous
He bent his bead questlonlngly, un
believingly. "Moonlight, my Lady Moonlight, Is
yea;" she scarcely breathed It, but
he heard, "It Is now." UUca Globe.
A Girl's Heroism.
A gtrl stood one day In the waiting
room of an office In London. She had
come In answer to an advertisement,
to apply for a secretary's post, and was
awaiting her Inspection. She needed
the position, says the teller of the
story In V. C, and she waited anx
Presently she was called Into the
office and the Interview was satlsfac-
tnrr. hut sho wna asked tn wntt ns
there was another applicant for the
post to be Interviewed, She went Into
nn adjoining room, and through the
open door she saw a small, pale wom
an, nervously answering the questions
put to her, and could hear the pitiful
story of her husband's death, the
small children dependent upon her,
and her need of work.
The woman was told, however, that
her services could not bo accepted, as
another person .had already applied,
and bad Just received a promise of the
The girl listening In the next room
had hardly understood what was go
ing on, but at this point her heart
uuuuuvu nnu jvj ue nuo ktuiiaiu mill i
sho was tlio accepted person, The next
moment she saw despair written on the
face of the widow, and perceived sud
denly what this failure meant to her.
"I can't do it; I can't tako It from
her," she: murmured, nud without stop
plug a moment to consider sho walked
quickly back to tho other room, and
said quIeUy to the employer. "I wish
to tell you that, on consideration, 1
find the position you offer would not
suit me. Good morning," and she left
tho ofllce without another word.
Deaths from Smallpox.
During the fiscal year 1003 there
were reported In 44 States 42,500 cases
of smallpox, with 1,012 deaths, a mor
tality of 3.80 per cent
All our Ufa we have beard of
dimpled shoulders- 'Jvcr ece any?
LET US ALL LAUGH.
JOKES FflOM THE PEN8 OF VA.
I'lensnnt Incidents Occurrluif the
World Over Huylogs Unit Are Cheer
ful to Old or Yoiiiik I'tinny Helec
tlona that Von Will llnjoy.
Hoarder Why In creation did you
ring the breakfast bell nt 1 o'clock this
Cook Tho missus beard It thunder
ing and told mo to hurry up and servo
breakfast before the milk soured.
New York Weekly.
"Our postmistress wns nwf'ly mixed
"How was that, Darius?"
"Why, n feller came In nnd got a
postal i-nrd Hint had Just come by the
Inst inn 1 1 nn' carried It nwny before
the postmlstiesH had n chance to read
It." - li-M-lniiil I'lnlii Denier.
Oh, This Pcnantlonnl Joiirnnllam I
"I nm taking special Instruction for
the season of Wagner."
"Yos; and with only six lessons I
can already sit still and look rapt for
more than two hours continuously."
Of Course Khe Would.
"It's ridiculous for a girl to say she
wouldn't marry a man If he were the
last one on earth."
"He-cause she'd do It then Just to
spite all the other girls." Philadel
phia Public Ledger.
"And now I notice that n London
doctor says we should eat heartily If
we wish to live long."
"That doctor would change his mind
If he lived at our boarding-house."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Toss I was passing that small flor
ist's with Lord Hrltton yesterday, and
I hinted that I'd like to have some of
the lovely roses that were displayed
In the widow.
Jess And did be send some to you?
Toss Yes, they came this morning,
C. O. D. Philadelphia Tress.
"I met a friend of mine, who Is In
the Stock Exchange, and he offered to
let me In on a good thing If "
"Sorry, old man, but I haven't a cent
to lend." Philadelphia Ledger.
Ifetnored the Cause,
Miss Ugllface I could really never
be contented and happy In the room
you've given me. "
Hotel Clerk Oh! I'll fix that all
right. (To bell-boy) Go up and re
move the mirror from the lady's room.
Willie Sappley To-day I thought of
two things nt once. I wonder If we
have two brains?
Vera Smarte Well, between you and
me, Mr. Sappley, I think wo have
"What's tho matter with your
hand?" aBked deaf mute No. 1. "Been
In n powder mill explosion?"
"No," answered deaf mute No. 2. "A
friend has been teaching mo to speak
"I go to n dentist regularly every six
"Humph! I go only when I find It
"So do I. You didn't think I went
when It wasn't, did you?" Cincinnati
shnttlim Uliu Up.
"It strikes mo, Mary," mildly ob
served Mr. Slowun, "that these cakes
would bo decidedly better if they bad
a little more ginger In them."
"So would you, John," calmly re
joined the femluluo end of the com
"Sho ought to take tho mind cure."
"Why, sho actually thinks sho can
sing." Philadelphia Bulletin.
Ernie Jack said when ho gave mo
the diamond ling It meaut something
Ida I should say It was serious, lie
hasn't paid for it yet
lYnulit lie Appropriate,
Mrs. Htubb (reading) Kstello Smith
woro a cbnnipngne gown; Helen
Brown wore n biscuit-colored waist)
Mr. Stub! Hold out You must bo
rending a menu enrd.
Tho struggling artist was somewhat
"Do you think I'll ever do nnythlng
with canvas?" ho anxiously Inquired.
"Perhaps," replied tho old master.
"Tell mo how."
"Hccotno n sailor or awning flttor."
Trials of a I'nel.
"Why did you cnll Hint last poem
'Tho Electric Fan'?" asked the boioin
"Because tho editor said ho wanted
something breezy," responded the
"Ah, then he took It?"
"No; It's going around yet."
"In event of war In the far East,"
snld the newspaper publisher, "I shall
Install some cxtrn typesetting ma
chines." "Wouldn't the ordinary kind do?"
asked the friend.
"No. The names of tho Russian gen
erals would soon twist them up."
Larry I same to liar a chill lvery
tolme 01 git In bed.
Doctor Did you try the hot water
Larry Sure, 01 dhrank lvery dhrop
In ut but It didn't same to do Iny
TVonld Not Hurt Them.
Stranger Gracious! What rude con
ductors! Native This Is tho elevated road,
Stranger Well, It wouldn't hurt the
conductors to be a llttlo more ele
vated. Quick Chanae.
Ida Isn't It a pity some nice young
men could not get a glimpse of how
we bachelor girls enjoy ourselves?
Slay Yes, but Uie only trouble is If
any nice young men camo along we
wouldn't remain bachelor girls.
Belle Is It true that suburban fire
men are always slow?
Eva No, 1 bod one to propose to me
In two days after first meeting.
Onlr a Lamp.
"And after the elopement," he whis
pered, tenderly, "wo will go to light
"Lighthouse keeping," she echoed In
nocently. 'Then all we'll need will bo
a big lamp." Kennebec Journal.
And Lived, to Tell the Tale.
FIdo For heaven's sake, Carlo,
whero on earth did you pick up those
coach dog spots?
Carlo Went hunting with master
"Farmer Sawyer, what Is your
daughter Mary going to be when she
finishes at college?"
"Wall, I kinder reckon she'll teach
school. She thinks she'll like the vaca
tions." Harper's Bazar.
Bettlntr Him HI a lit.
"So you want to bo my son-in-law,
do you?" asked tho stern parent with
as much fierceness as bo could gener
ate. "Can't say that I do," replied the
truthful young man. "But I want to
marry your daughter and I suppose
there's no way to dodge the Issue."
Up Go tbe Keiita.
Jobnnv Pa. the taxpayers are onlv
the people who own properties, aren't
Pa No. mv son: the real tnxnavers
are the people who rent the properties.
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
It Would Seem Fo.
"Money talks, you know," remarked
the optimistic morallzcr.
"Yes," rejoined tho pessimistic de
moralizer, "but It never speaks above
a whisper when It converses with a
Stubb I suppose when the terrific
rainstorm beat In tho tent every one
Pcun All except tbe sacred white
elephant When tho rain struck him
all tho whiteness came off.
"Lady," said the ragged hobo, "I've
met with many reverses in my career."
indeed!" exclaimed the kind-heart
ed female. "Tell mo about them."
"Well," conUnued the r. b., "erbout
cv'ry time I ask fer a nickel I gtt
American Made Dolls.
There Is a big factory In the United
States now, lu New Jersey, which
makes dolls, very perfect and durable
ones, of sheet steel. They are light
nnd strong, so strong they cannot be
broken even If stepped on. Their smilo
Is tho kind which will not come off,
for their complexion Is of baked enam
el; not to be rubbed or scraped away,
says Good Housekeeping. They are
startllngly lifelike, these babies from
New Jersey, for they have ball and
socket Joints, even for their ankles, and
strike all sorts of childish attitudes.
The hands can bo fitted with gloves,
and the eyes are removable, to accom
modate little girls who have decided
preferences as to brown eyes or blue.
The hair can bo removed for a sham
poo or a change of complexion. Tbey
will talk even, If ouo cares to pay for
a phonograph attachment. Altogether,
this pioneer American doll Is charac
teristically smart and good-looking.
Faoilnlns Point of View,
He Don't you think Mlsg Plnklelgn
la rather pretty?
She Well, sho Isn't a bad-looking
girl when iho has her completion on.