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The Minister's Wife
By MRS. HENRY WOOD
CHAPTER XIX. (Continual.)
Sho swept away majestically, leaving
'Charles to make an Ignominious exit from
(be bouse. Hut Charlea was not In n hur
ury to do it. lie wanted to explain, jet
with whom? The su1k1.mii was so hot an J
.peppery, especially In the first blush o(
.an affair, aud that an explanation with
:hlm generally did more harm than good.
Apart from tint, what explanation had
'Charle to jive? None. None that would
be believed. Ai h stood thua thinking,
'the room door was idowly pushed open
.and Iteglna appeared.
"She's pine. Isn't she, Charley? Was
hc very dreadful?
"Very," returned Charley, shutting the
3oor.
"When Aunt Ann tin a grievance, no
one can com up to her, and It a many n
year since she had such a grievance as
this one," went on Iteglna. 'Oh, Char
ley, what fun It wnI bow did you pluck
ip the courage? and who was It?"
"Just tell me what you've heard," said
lie.
"That you were at the Ilaymarket
Theater, In Its most conspicuous place,
bcaulng a lady with painted checks. We
cot It all out of Janet. Aunt Ann's maid.
You should hare heard Aunt Ann in her
room last night, old Janet says, and all
the name she called you!"
"I suppose this baa been told to
Mary?"
"Trust Aunt Ann for that. Who was
the lady, Charley?"
"1 wonder, Iteglna, whether you'll be
lieve me If I tell you something?"
"Try me. Perhaps you are going to
ay It was Gertrude?"
"Gertrude Is at Great Whltton, you
know. I don't know who It was, Iteglna,
for I was not at the theater at all. I
'was In chambers all the night. I've heard
of this already. A friend of Peter Ches
ter thought he saw m there Just as
you describe. It must hare been some
fellow who bears a resemblance to me.
Can't you get Mary to come down to me?
Do, Iteglna. And you will please tell her
from me that there's not a word of truth
In the tale. I must see ber for a minute
or two."
"She will hare to smuggle herself down
the staircase, then i Aunt Ann Is sure to
be on the watch," returned Iteglna. "I'll
go and see."
Very shortly Mary came stealing In.
8be was looking pale, but In better health
than before she went to Ilrlghton. Charles
tood before ber in agitation.
"Mary, before I attempt to greet you,
let me assure you that the story which
they hare got up about me Is utterly
false. You will not believe it?"
"Ob, no, no," she wildly said, as she
burst Into tears and put her head upon
Ms breast. Ha was about to clasp ber
In his arms when the door was ilung back
und Dr. Dyneror walked in.
To Charle' confused astonishment, he
found that all was known. The repudi
ated bill for Jewelry; the lady with paint
ed cheeks on bis arm at the theater; the
imllet girls on his blotting pad. The last
item had been confidently mentioned that
afternoon by the bishop of Denham.
The subdMn rang the bell. "The door
for Mr. Charles Uaumgarten," be said
-to the set-rant.
Charley has
Ho was seen
"Docs Uncle Ilctiry know you are
here?" idie suddenly nuked,
"Why, of court.' he does. I van with
him for half an hour before he went out,
I have his best wishes, Gertrude; and
your mother's also. Ah, my dear, you
can II ml no excuse tor turning from mo
uow."
Gertrude rose, lie placed her hand on
his arm and they walked together up the
path. Irfidjr (J race looked at them from
the window with a smile of welcome. Sir
Kxerard nodded to her.
remembrance rushed Into Iady
to go over It again alone,
been rettln Into a moss.
- , .7 7 i " rcmcuiuranco rusueu miu nauj
at the play m night In strange company. ., hfnr, a Moo of , , ,10r
Again, the old bishop of Denham. calling ,.... . . ,. ., v. -,,. ,,, ,hll lUlf-
at his chambers, found some very unor-
CIIAITEIl XX.
The trees at Great Whltton grew
'bright with the tender green of Spring,
and the hedges were budding into leaf.
Jrtrude Itaumgarten was slowly walking
through one of the country lanes toward
Avon House, enjoying the freshness of
the morning. The sun shone, the skies
were blue aud unclouded, the air felt
warm almost as that of a summer's day,
and the birds sung with a rapture that is
ho exhilarating on tJiese days when all
nature Is springing Into new life and
beauty.
Leaning over the small wicket which
was placed only a few yards from the
large Iron gates at Avon House, stood
Iord, Avon, looking at her as she ad
vanced. "Vou are back at last, Gertrude?"
-At last?" she repeated. "Why? Have
you wanted me, Uncle Avon?"
"Not at all. Hut I have been watch
ing for you for an age. What are you
carrying In that small parcel?"
"Feminine matters in which you can
scarcely be interested," laughed Gertrude.
"I've been matching silks in the village
for my screen work, and It took me a
long time, for I wanted many shades.
Then I went on to see old Mrs. Whit
taker, who grows more deaf and crotchety
day by day. Are you watehlng for some
one else, Uncle Henry?"
"No," replied Lord Avon; 'I was only
thinking, Gertrude. I am going down
to the rectory presently; your mother
wants me to ask thm to ooiue in to din
ner."
- "Oh, pray do," slid Gertrude. "It will
make It less dull for them, and for us I
wish you would tell me something," she
continued, after a pause.
"Well? What do you want to know?"
be Inquired, certain in his own mind as
to the nature of ber request.
"The letter you were reading at the
jreakfast table I chanced to see the
writing, you remember, and said It was
from Charles; upon which you put It
tastily into your pocket, telling me that
I saw too much and too quickly. It was
from Charles, was It not?"
"Yet. You are quite right."
"Then why did you rush It away In
that fashion, and pretend that I was mis
taken, Uncle Henry?"
"liecauso I wished not to draw your
mother's attention to It. I did not alto- fair and colden as those of vour favorite
f ether understand lbs letter, and wanted blossom.'
thodox pen-and-ink sketches on his blot
ting pad. Charley forthwith went down
in his lordship's estimation, and lost somo
work the bishop had Just offered him. 1
should like to hare seen the good man's
face," broke off Lord Aron, laughing.
"Hut U that all?" asked Gertrude. "It
does tiot seem a very terrible affair, If
there Is nothing more behind It."
"It certainly sounds rather like a case
of much ado about nothing," as.uted the
earl. "Hut It Is not quite all. Charles
has been going In largely for Jewelry
and can't,-or won't, pay for It."
"Docs he ask you to help him? Is that
his reason for writing?"
"Not at all. He distinctly disavows
any motive of the kind; does not Intend
to pay the bill himself, or allow any one
else to pay It for him. He says he knows
that Dr. Dyneror Is about to acquaint mi
with the whole affair, and wishes to give
me first of all his own version of It.
Among other changes, the engagement
with Mary Is broken off."
"Hut that Is serious," exclatmed Ger
trude, much troubled. "It will ruin both
their lives. Who has done It?"
"Dr. Dyneror, and on account of these
matters. I'm sorry for Charley, and sup
pom I must see Into It," concluded the
earl, passing at length through the gate.
He walked away. Gertrude went slow
ly up the garden and crossed to a nat
ural arbor formed by the Interlacing trees,
and there sat down on a bench orcrshad
owed by the flowering lilac and drooping
laburnum.
"If she and Charles should part for
good, would Ererard return to htr?" shy
ly wondered Gertrude, with flushing
checks. "He said Why who Is
this?"
She half rose In her astonishment.
Strolling down the broad path from the
house came Sir Ererard Wllmot. Could
It be he? Gertrude gaxed as one In a
dream. Sir Ererard walked across the
lawn and held out his hand.
"I am so much surprised," she said, as
ber own hand met his, and her lovely face
turned to rose color. "I had not even
heard that you were expected."
"I came down from London this morn
ing," he answered, as be took bis seat
beside her. "When Avon was last In
town he invited me to come to him for a
day or two. Having nothing particularly
on hand Just now, I thought the occasion
too good to be lost. You are not sorry to
see me, MIis Haumgarten?"
"Oh, no; why should I be sorry?" flut
tered Gertrude. "We must all be glad to
see you, for it Is dull here. I often wish
myself away."
A moment' silence. Then Sir Erer
ard took possession of the hand again,
and bent a little forward, his face, slight
ly agitated, turned to hers.
"I am given to plain speaking, as you
may remember, Gertrude; I cannot beat
about the bush with One phrases, as some
men can," be said. "My dear, I came
here to-day with one sole object that of
asking you to be ray wife. Ob, Gertrude t
don't say me nsy again 1"
She bent ber head and her changing
face. Mia Haumgarten lost all her dig
nity, and burst Into tears. Somehow he
did not regard it as a bad omen. Per
baps be was an expert at Interpreting
signs and tokens. However that might
be, he put his arm around ber and drew
her gently to him.
"My darling!" he whispered with im
passioned fervor. "I see that you will not
send me away." And Gertrude bent her
face still lower as she murmured:
"Perhap you have not heard Mary
Dyneror and Charles tbelr engagement
Is broken off."
"Gertrude, don't you know me better
than thatr be rejoined. "Did you not
know, did you not see In the past days
that it was not Mary Dyneror I loved,
but you? When you refused me, refused
even to listen to a word I would have
spokeu, I turned to Mary In I fear I
must say It vexation of soul. My dear,
why did you treat me so?"
Should she ever be able to tell him?
Not yet, at any rate. She had mistaken
bis frequent visits to the sick daughter
of a lady staying In the place, friends of
her own and of Lady Grace. A foolish,
gossiping woman bad whispered to Ger
trude that Mr. Wllmot was paying so
much attention to this young sick lady
that their engagement was an absolute
certainty. Gertrude believed It, and be
came at once so resentfully Jealous that
when Mr. Wllmot, not long afterward,
spoke to her, In her pride she retaliated
upon him with Indignation. No, she could
not tell him all this to-day, or speak of
the sore repentance which bad ever since
laid upon her.
She drew herself to the end of the
bench, put her hat on decorously, and es
sayed to converse upon indifferent topics ;
the beauty of the day, the scent of the
lilac, the song of the birds. "Do you see
that laburnum?" sho asked, scarcely
knowing what she suld. "It Is my favor
ite tree; the most beautiful of all trees;
the most graceful of all blossoms."
"Yes," be replied, "I almost agree with
you. The country people call It 'gold
chain' down with us," he added, smiling.
"Down with you?"
"In the country where my home is;
the fairest county in the heart of Eng
land. Soon to be your home also, I hope,
Gertrude. My darling, may the chains
that bind our future lives together be as
Just no, In that very garden, In the days
long gone by, had she loved and listened.
Listened and loved and yielded to the lm
passionate rows of hliu who alone uiml) n
beaten of hsr life Gertrude' father,
Kyle Haumgarten.
CHAPTER XXI.
Hand locked In hand, they stood to
gether In the dusk of crenlng at the cham
bers In Pump Court, gating Into one an
other's eye Cyras aud Charle Haum
garten. It was the evening after Charles' Ig
nominious exit from the house of Dr. Dy
neror. He had been busy alt day; had
been in court, the Junior counsel In an
Insignificant case; had made one at a
consultation at Lincoln's Inn; had been
occupied In other ways. The only per
sonal thing he had found time to do for
himself was to write a letter to Ird
Aron. And now, the day's work over,
and his dinner over, he was mentally de
liberating as to whether he should at once
apply to the police for counsel In Ms curi
ous dilemma, or wait and see what the
next day or two would bring forth
when he heard the sound of a visitor ap
proaching,
The Minister's Wife
By MRS. HENRY WOOD
CIIAITEIl XXI. (Continued.)
"Evcrnrd Wllmot," repeated Cyras, In
surprise, "lie was over In Wellington,
where I did make his ncqiinlntance.
What's more, I was able to render him a
service, which I know he has not for
gotten to this day,"
"What was It?"
"Don't ask me, Charley, for I can't
tell you. If Gertrude has chosen him
she has done well."
"There's nothing certain about It yet,
I fancy. Only, a bint was whispered to
nie that Cyras 1" burst out Charles, as
an Idea flashed across him. "it was you
who came to my rooms here the night be
fore last I It was you who pilfered the
key from my old laundress,"
Cyras nodded. "I took the key from
her hand, and let myself In with It,"
"Hut you need not have played up Old
Harry with them, Cyrns; turned the draw,
rrs Inside out, and ornamented the blot
ting pad to the bishop of Denham'a pious
horror and my own confusion."
'The blotting pad! H)h, I left that as
a memento of my visit ; I had no card
case with me," laughed Cyras. "Aud for
the drawers, I had only a fancy, Charley,
for seeing what you kept In your lockers,"
"You know the bishop of Denham?"
"I ought to do so. He used to read
me lectures an hour long. I remember
he once told my father Hint he might to
A frentlftmnn nt fee unit ftsv msnneps
bad run up the stairs to the door which ! 'I' over mo the severe rod of correo
bore on It the name of "Mr. Charles tlo-'
Haumgarten." Knocking with tho silver "WH. was here the next morning
head of his very elegant cane, hs had , rlr.- and In alt Innocence 1 gave him
stood humming a tune until the summons blotting pad to use. ou may, per
was answered by the boy, Joe. "Master , hfll". '" ' I' " Ms opinion f
In?" he cried, airily, and walked forward , "' v'"n ,0M ' met ws ouirageu
without waiting for a reply, as If he knew
his way about the chambers, as well as
Joe himself did. The boy stared In a mate-
men t ; he bad never seen two people so
ee.
Charles thought his brother never would
cease laughing. It was the best Joke, he
declared, that he bad heard for many a
much alike as this gentleman and his . "
mntter. "Hut there are other things, Cyras,"
Charley, lad!" Joe beard him say In" ""' resumed, "and they are not in .
itntlon I ou 'inre bee1 fixing my name to a bill."
All tho mirth In the elder s face gave
place to astonishment. "Forged your
name to a bill 1" ha exclaimed. "I declare
most solemnly that I have never done any
thing of the kind, Charley. You may put
down as much folly to me as you will;
but forgery! You are dreaming, lad."
"You bought a lot of Jewelry from a
man named White," continued Charles,
salutation
The resemblance was certainly wonder
ful. Height, figure, features, eren ths
voices were the same. Only In the ex
pression of the two countenances a differ
ence might be seen. That of Cyras was
gay, light, laughing, as If he had never
In his whole life heard of a thing called
care; that of Charles was thoughtful and
rather sad. And their resemblance to
tbelr late father, the dean of Denham, was who, of course, was no longer at any
as great as It was to one another. ' " know who had so mysteriously
"Don't you know me, Chsrley?" personated him. "You paid him by a
Intense surprise bad struck Charles bill purporting to be accepted by me. Anu
dumb.
"Yes, I know you, Cyras, my brother;
but I can't believe yet that it Is realty
you."
'There's no mistaking the likeness,"
laughed Cyras. "Look at yourself In tba
glass, and then look at me. Folks might
vow we were twins. You arc silent with
surprise, Charley."
"I am more than surprised!; I am be
wildered. Sit down. How long have you
been In England?"
A few weeks. Hut most of It has
melts In Pitrls. 1 brought about three
hundred imiuiuIs with me, and It's all
gone, I've telegraphed out to old llrlce
to send me more,"
"Why did you not pay the Jeweler at
the time )ou bought Ills goods?"
'The bill came to so much mora than
I had thought for and I hadn't enough
In my pocket. Oh, it's all right, old fel
low." 1
"And, pray, Cyras, If I may put so
Ixild a question, for whom wvre nil those
pretty things bought?"
"For one and another. Home for my
self. Some for Gertrude, Home to send
out to Wellington."
lhetl Jdll will go with me In these
people about the hills, Cyras -the Jeweler
and tho tailor?" resumed Charles, after a
(mil so.
"I'll go now, If you tike. I don't want
to let jou In fur anno) mice, brother
mine."
"You have let me In for a good deal
of that already, Cyras. Were you at the
Haymarkrt two or three nights ago?"
"Yes."
"And there you were taken for me.
nno was trio Mily7 it was hair over
Irfiudon the next day that i had hern
there In suspicious company."
"What u Joke!" exclaimed Cyras. "I
knew I was being taken for you, Char
Icy," laughed C)ras, carelessly. "Some
fellows nodded to mr, and one or two
soke, and 1 nodded bark again and kept
up the Jest."
"A iwrry Jest for me, Cyras. I was
engagitl to bo umrrlcd-to Mary Dyne
vor." "I'm uncommonly clad t hear It."
cried Cyras, stretching out his hand to
grasp his brother's. ".Mary was the
nicest of all the younger girls; as nice
as Cyrllla."
"I said I was engaged, Cyras. It Is
broken off now. Old Miss Dynevor saw
me, as she thought, at the Ilaymarket
with some one I had no business to lie
with; and she went home and told the
suhdean. The twit time I railed In Eaton
Place he turned me out of doors, and
bade me think no more of his daughter."
you "
"Hut the bill's not due!" hastily Inter
rupted Cyras, lifting his head In surprise.
"It was due a day or two ago, and"
"I made no memorandum of the date.
How time tiles!"
"Hut why did you attach my name to
It?"
"I signed It with my own name, '0.
Haumgarten.' I made It payable here,
for I hail no settlnl address In Iindon,
with all of you out of It, north, south,
east and west. That bill due! They
been spent In Paris, not In England. I'e ! lldVt bring it to you, did they?"
been sticking to work like a brick for a
long time, and I thought I had earned a
holiday; so I came over to the old coun
try, to see you all. When I arrived I
found you had all flown In different direc
tions; you gone on circuit, and Ilerkeley
Square shut up."
"They are staying at Great Whltton
with Uncle Avon. You should have sent
us word that you were coming, Cyras"
"I couldn't. I steamed away from Wel
lington the very same day that I made up
my mind to come over. The fact Is,
Charley, I but I need not bother you
by going Into everything." added Cyras.
"How is the dear mother?"
"Quite well."
"And Gertrude? Is she as pretty as
ever? Any chance of her getting spliced?"
"Well, I can't say anything for cer
tain," hesitated Charles. "Hut I should
not very much wonder If wn heard of a
wedding before very long. It Is Everard
Wllmot."
fTo be continued.)
Jrraer.
Tho Island of Jersey la ono of tho
oddest corner of King Kilwnrtl'a realm.
Anchored within alKht of France, orig
inally peopled by sturdy Norman, tho
Jontey folk of to-day present it utrnrigo
racial mixture, forming n little world
wlioro French nhruga are to bo een
on English Hhouldcr.
Within Jurscy'a limited aron of but
ten mile ono way niid mIx In another
may bo found tlio most varied coastal
scenery, tho rtchcut follngo and rarest
(lower, tlio narrowcMt of picturesque
Htreet or lane, tho oldest of farm
house, tho quaintest of fisher and farm
folk, tlio Htrangest of (IhIi In tho St.
Heller market, nud tho largest cabbage
HtnlltH In the United Kingdom I
Scoren of bayH, no two alike, Indent
tho coat Komo with pebbly beaclicn;
others with whlto or red sand door ;
miiio bounded by towering cliff bearing
ancient castle on their fuimmlbi; boimo
Hlielvlug gently from tlio upland. Whlto
lighthouse warn tlio antlor of tho
over-present danger from tho sunken
rockn lying In wait for their prey. Fair
to look upon in n calm sea, tho coast
of Jersey I yet ono of great peril to
tho mariner. Four-Track Nowh.
Turtlo eggB are highly prized In
countries wliero they nro abundant,
and though once commonly eaten In
America, aro now seldom offered.
Of course they brought It to me, be
lieving It was mine. And I disowned It,
and It's not paid yet ; and there's I don't
know what work about It. It was a pret
ty close Imitation of my handwriting,
Cy."
"It was my, own handwriting, and no
Imitation of any one else's. I wrote my
linuio as 1 always do, aud always have
done. A we are alike In person, Charles,
so we are In writing. You know It."
"You have given mo little opportunity
of knowing It of late," was the reply.
"It must bo mouths since ou wrote to
nie, Cyras."
"I'vo made your letters to me do duty
for both of us," returned tho free-aud-rasy
Cyras; "and have sent you one of
our splendid newspajiers In return. I
have no end of business letters to write
now, besides looking after the shipping;
o that when the day comes to on vud
1 don't care to set to work again."
"You seem to have taken quite a busi
ness turn," remarked Charles, only half
believing In his brother's Industry.
"I took that a long time ago. It' a
posltlvo fact, Charley. They are going
to give me a sharo In tho concern."
"And what about this bill, Cyras?"
"Oh, I'll see to It," said Cyras, airily.
"Don't let It bother your head, lad."
"Have you any more bills out, Cyras?"
"One more."
"And made payable here?"
Cyras nodded.
"And what I the amount?"
"Can't remember. A hundred pounds
or so. It' a llond street tailor. I was
obliged to have a regular rig-out. Colo
nial tailors don't do for London."
Charles Haumgarten recalled a rumor
he had heard about a month beforo that
whlscrcd Inqulrlo wvre being mado us
to his finance.
"Cyras, do you want to ruin tno?" ho
cried, In a startled tone. "I must take
up theso bills if you do not."
"Take up tho bill!" echoed Cyras,
"What for? You did not accept thciu."
"Hut tho people think I did."
"Jtubblsh! Lot them think what they
like, I'll go with you to tho parties and
show myself, and convince them of their
error. Charley, lad, what n long face you
are drawing! Just a you used to do
when we were young boys and I led you
Into a scrape. Didn't I always get you
out of it then? And I'll get you out of
this. In fact, you aro not in It."
"How will you get me out of It?"
"Uy paying the bills myself. I'll set
tle all up beforo leaving England."
"Why not pay at once?"
"Can't," lightly returned Cyras.
"Money runs away over here; It simply
CIIAITEIl XXII.
Cyras suddenly became serious. Tills
has gone further than I Intended," he
cried. "All my life I hare been gelling
myself or other Into scraps, and 1 sup
(Kwti 1 shall do so to lbs end of tht chap
ter. Aud the best and the worst of It Is
that I generally manage to cume out in
worse colors than I deserve; as on this
occasion."
Charle looked up. "Have they been
traducing you a well as me?" lie asked.
'The lady I treated to the theater was
no other than Mr. Carrlngton, as good
a woman as ever lived, although, as Tuny
Lumpkin' would say, her cheeks are as
broad and red as a pulpit cushion. Hut
It Is all genuine color, Charley, Just as
sho herself Is a genuine woman.
"What brought you there alone with
her?' 'asked Charles.
'That I was with her aUmr was an ao
cldent," answered Cyras. "I treated Ikem
to the Ilaymarket, and look three of Ike
best seats. At the last moment, Just as
wo were about to start In the cab, Car
rlngton' old father came In to smhhI the
evening, aud he had to remain with him."
"I think you were Imprudent, to say
the least of It," laughed Charles. 'The
lady was wonderfully got up, I was told."
"Like all bora colonists, she I fond of
any amount of fans and feathers," re
turned Cyras, "It was her first Intro
ductlon to a Iondoti theater, and a great
occasion to ber, and she put on all her
war paint accordingly. Hut of other paint
she had none, Charley; she Is loo honest
and good for that."
"Where aro the Carlngtnn staying?"
"With his brother. Ho' a widower,
and live at a pretty house, up Chelsea
way. Decent, Intelligent people, Charley ;
though, of course, not up to your mark."
"And where are you staying, Cyras?"
"II You may well ask It. Finding
no homo open to mo on lauding, tho first
Individual I drop;ed iion, after leaving
tho ship nt tho docks, was Harry Hrlcc,
He Is In Somerset House, you know; get
ling on, loo; and was bound that morn
ing on some expedition to tho customs.
He told me you were on circuit; thought
Ilia mother and Gertrude were nt Avon,
and said I must come to them at Norwood.
Down I went. Hut Norwood's out of
the way for a fellow who wants to knock
about town, and I came hack to a hotel.
Then I went to Paris with Tom Howard,
And here I am back again. And now you
Know nil, unariey."
"Quito enough, too," laughed Charley,
"We'll go to White' uow." And Cyras
agreed with alacrity.
Tho Jeweler's shop wa lighted when
they reached It. Mr, Whltu ami his ns
slstant were both In It. Charles walked
forward; Cyras hold hack a moment,
"I hear that bill I protested, Mr,
White," began Charle.
"Yes, sir, or about to bo," answered
.. , i .,...... .
mo jcwciit. ami i muni say i am sur
prised that n gentleman Ilka yourself
should allow thing to como to such a
pass. If It wrro not convenient to you
to pay It now, you might have renewed
It."
"I toll you again, a I told you be
fore, that tho bill Is nono of mine," said
Charle. "I never bought the articles."
Cyrns walked forward aud stood beside
his brother.
"Look at this gentleman," said Charles
Haumgarten.
The Jeweler gaxed In amazement, uow
at one, now at the other, "Whnt docs It
mean?" he cried at last. "Who are you,
sir?" turning to Cyras.
"Well." cried Cyrils', who looked iu
the whole matter ns nn excellent Juk
"don't you know m again? '
"You must be twins I" exclaimed t
perplexed man,
' .... . j a as.
"Nut at all," said I'yra. " n
brothers, but not twins. I'm two yea
older than Mr. Charles llauiiigarlen,"
"Hlr," said lbs Jeweler, I II ruing t
Charles, "nlliiw mu to nsk why you dl
not explain to in" that you hail n liroiln
who bore to you so remarkable a Ilk
ness? It might havo solved the mystery,
"Heeaiise I inner thought of him at s
In the matter I did nut know he was I
Enxhiud. Of course, Mr. White, juu nu
exonerate nie,"
"A If every one did not!" Inline
Cyrns. 'The trouble, Mr. While, hn
arisen from my careless habits. We o,
niilsis nre pwterhlally creles, you kuo
Making no memorandum of the dste, I d
not know the bill was due, I have bee
spending most of the Interval In Pari
where time file, une forgets how qulckl;
It will be all rlsH now, nud your hi
will get paid without your troubling
unites! It."
They next railed upon the holder o
tho bill, the Messrs, Jephsoil, who In lltei
turn were equally surprised, the ride
cynically remarking they might have lis,
the wit to know that Cyras whs at th
bottom nf the mischief. And then Ibejf,
went back to Pump Court, when Charle
had ordered a substantial supper fori
Cjrras' l-'lirflt.
Then Cyras grew confidential lie spekl
of n certain fair daughter of Mr. Jauen
the second partner of Ilia S'ew ',elaiil
lions. Sh and Cyras wrre private!)
engaged; and be declared that l( l rout, J
only win her he should throw rarvlessnes
In the winds and beeome a steady ns Old
Time. m
"Her mother, a well l-oru English worn
an, favors It," oWrved Cyras. '"8hf
thinks there must be any amount of lt
ent gwxl In a iteNH's mi. Mr. Jaiisen op
xts It; (tot Ibat be objects to Ut ier'
siinally, but mi th senre of my want of
prMetfts, He tld m nlMt blank that
he wtniM l her to mi were I able tu
become a imrtnrr III lb firm."
The dlWcHlly Is Hiwiey, 1 silpposej.
Cyras?"
"Just so. Four thousand pounds, Thy .
would give we a small shsre III It for1 .
that sum."
'And yu hv net got It?"
"I have never saved anything."
"And what ef the young Isdy herself" I
"I only wish It rested with her!" snst
swvrrd Cyras. "She wwuld soon be iMlneJ
Ah, Chsrley, If I could only encompass1
that partnership, It would steady me for
life. If I have to part from her writ."
I don't think I should care what went r
with me, or what the end was -erlii4o
ruin." Is
Charles was silent. He retnembereiV 0
how passionately be and Cyrns had luteY
each other as boys, although Cyras sll.h - ,
put upon him and Irrannlie over him J
and he asked himself whether he slioulT r
give up his own marriage fur a lime, antj
save his brethsr. He hsd slxiut two thou
sand pounds wit by; part of It It haV
saved by degrees, ;mrt had come to hlinl
by a recent legacy, If h gave that In
Cyras, his own marriage must h del)ed,
but he knew Mary would wall for him,
It would be a grievous dlaapMutment '
both of lhi, hut ah mi Id dlsappolulinenl
be placed In esMMiNirUun with his frtenl
less brother's welfare -his welfare In this
world, and, It wight be, In that to comet
The other two tmHisaitd would no douM
be HMHagsHl amung Ihstu - pfsibly b
lrd Avon.
"Vmi have net told me her name,
Cyrns."
"Anna. Anna Jansen. To me the pret
tlest name In lite world. Ah, Charley,
If you only knew hsr!"
(To be continued.)
An (lid Mw lllll.
Of course there la nothing new tin
dor tho sun, nud history must bo more
or Iims iHtrrotllke; yet It la n blow to
llud that wo nro not originating nny
thing, even In our Investigation of
current nhtise. The Stute Historian nf
New York, In compiling wiino rwonls,
recently brought to light soiuo nuieud
(iiunt to laws, confirmed at "ye Gem-rnl
Court of assize held III New Yorkr,
beginning on yu fith & ending on yo
8tli day of Octulwr, H170." Tim follow
lug cntchcN tho eye;
"Whereas, diver Complaint ban
been miide of tho groat nhiiio of brink
Ing dend hogg Porgo Into this city A
It not being dlMvrnlblo how lung they
have Ihi'ii Klll'd by reason tliey nru(
too often brought frozen, ho not ropit
bio nf being preserved by Halt which
tend much to yo dlsrcpiilacon nf that
Commodity when sent nbnmd, nud yo
.Merchant who Export It Into Wanner
Climate, for yo reason aforesaid It
Is Ordered, That henceforth no hogg
or hogg hIiiiII lie brought deud to this
plueo either fur sale or payment of
Debt, except It sliull bo In cask well
Salted A Packt according to yo Law,
otherwise muniik't or dried of which
all person aro to tako No (lev. mm llieyj
will answer yo contrary nt their Per-1
rlllM."
When wo nttoimd to outdo our re
doubtable nmwtflta, wo do "It, It ap
pear, nt our own "PerrllU" of dead j
failure. - )
The Mlllloinilrn's OlHiiise. '
'That millionaire yonder ma cheated
mo out of n fortune."
"How? Wouldn't ho lot you marry
his daughter?"
"Worse than that. Ho novor had a
daughter,"
When iipooiu becomo discolored from
eggs scour them with lino table salt.
This will removo tho discoloration,
which Is caused by tho sulphur In Un
egg.
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