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BY ALEXANDER ROBERTSON
"Joletta'a rate," " little SweetHear'," " tnttie, r Sewing Slrl,"
"6oldmakcr of Lisbon," " Wedded to Win." "sum
Taorpe." " flora' Legacf." Ctc.Ctc.
At last cauie the eventful day, nd
Dame Nature could never hare inailo a
more glorious one, for the sun shone
from a cloudless sky, cool, delicious
breezes blew, and everything looked
bright and beautiful.
When Carol assumed her bridal robes
she looked too sweet and sad for mortal
eyes, and even the heart of the fierce old
man throbbed with a half-pity when she
directed a look at him, as if in mute en
treaty. He had hoped against hope, and now
only anger ami despair' reigned in his
heart. There was no chance of rescue
left now, it seemed to him, and the sac
rifice must go on, though it cut him to.
the heart to see his darling child wedded
to such a desperate villain as he know
the Captain to be.
Prom an open window a pair of keen
eyes watched all that was transpiring.
Though many years had passed away
since he had set eyes on the interior of
the Terrace, Hoger did not seem to for
get certain things about the mansion with
which he had been familiar at that time,
and from among the vines outside a little
balcony he could observe without being
himself seen. Not twenty yards away
the swiftest horse in all the surrounding
country was in waiting, hidden by the
Koger Barrel's was not the only form
that crouched at a window and looked
on, for a man dressed in black, and with
a certain foreign air about him, was at
one of those opening upon the piazza,
and his eyes were glued upon Captain
Grant with a cold gleam in them, while
from his mustached lips fell the word:
"At last I have run him down!"
The ceremony commenced. It was des
tined never to go through, and yet not
through this mysterious foreigner who
appeared to have such an attachment for
the soldier duelist came any interruption.
From the easy attitude he had assumed.
It was easy to see that he intended watch
ing it through.
"One wife more cannot hurt the rogue,
tor he has already had at least ten. so
far as my knowledge of him goes. As for
the girl, she loves him not. and it will
only please her to learn that she is not
his wife. The Count plays his cards
well, but that branded hand and the
black glove have betrayed him."
In the midst of the ceremony, however,
quite an unlooked-for event occurred.
Both at Richmond Terrace and Darrel
Chaee there were machines for manufac
turing gas, such as is the general custom
among the wealthy planters of the South
ern States, and the wbolejujJii" wafur
uislafj tiy"a jsingie pTpt-r " X , :
While -the minister was just propound
ing to Carol the solemn question as to
whether she would "take this man to be
your lawfully wedded husband' sudden
ad complete darkness caine upon the
whole house, every gas jet being extin
guished on the instant.
The effect can be imagined. Conster
nation filled the mind of almost every
one, and the few guests present were
alarmed, not knowing what was about to
Captain Grant did not realize whether
this was an accident or part of a dee;
laid plan to rob him of his intended bride,
go, in order to be ready for emergencies,
he threw one arm around her. At almost
the same instant, however, Carol was
jerked from his encircling arm, and he
received a blow on the head that stag
gered him. He made a clutch, but his
arm only clasped the empty air. Whither
the young girl had gone he could not
A light was struck, and upon being ap
plied to the gas the rooms were once
more illuminated. Then the truth became
Carol was missing.
Whither she had gone, or who had car
ried her awny, not a soul in that room
could say. Perhaps Lawrence Richmond
could give a shrewd guess, and, as some
thing like the truth came through his
mind, he could not help the faint, grim
mile that crept over his countenance. It
caught the eye of Captain Grant, and in
another instant he was at the man's side,
his hand clutching his arm.
J'You, have sealed your doom by this
act, Lawrence Richmond, he hissed,
shall bring ruin upon you. I told you
it was a dangerous game playing with
fire, and it seems you would not heed it.
The consequences be upon your own
head. lo you hear me, traitor?"
His hand had caught the old man's
throat, and in his fury of madness he
would in all probability have choked
Lawrence Richmond, for the few guests
present were so filled with horror that
they could move neither hand nor limb;
but at this juncture the form of the mys
terious foreigner darted across the floor.
One hand fell upon the shoulder of the
"Just in time to prevent the charge of
murder from being added to the list of
crimes of which you stand accused, my
The Captain did not relax his grip up
on the old man, but, as the voice of the
stranger reached his ears, it was observ
ed that he not simply shivered, but shud
dered like a man with the ague.
He slowly turned his head, his face still
scarlet, and there was a look in his eyes
that was most wonderful to behold, but
whether of fear or defiance, or both, it
would have been hard to say. For half
a minute he looked at the man in black
over his shoulder. The light deserted
his eyes and sullen fury alone raged
"What do you seek?" he finally de
manded. "I seek you. Count. Be careful how
you carry yourself if you would not have
all made known here," returned the new
comer. Cunning crept into the eyes of the
Captain. Some men would have been
foolish enough to have flown at the
stranger, and have been defeated, but he
was too wise for such a false course.
"Gentlemen, yon will excuse me for a
few minutes while I retire with this per-
draw her elo.e to him. Then she wa
suddenly torn from his grasp.
Into whose possession she had now
come Carol could not even guess, and,
taken even at the very worst, it could
not be more bitter Ihnn finding hersel'
iu the arms of the man she hated alii
despised On plain Grant.
Somehow, a delicious sense of repose
seemed to pervade her whole being, and
she gave way to the multitude of f nuclei
that flooded her brain, by fainting dead
She was dimly conscious of a jolting
motion, as if one the back of a horse and
moving rapidly, but it was a long time
before consciousness returned in full. Siie
was still clasped In the arms of her eb
ductor, and looking up, could see his fvc
iu the mystic star light.
It was the countenance of Roger Dar
rel! He seemed to be aware of the fact
that she had once more come back to life,
for presently he hxked down and softly
spoke her name.
"Oh, Roger, you have saved me from
that dreadful man. I am so glad, so
It was all she could say; simple enough
in itself truly, and yet the relieved cry of
an overburdened heart. Hoger looked
down tipou her tenderly, ami eveu drew
her closer to him, au action she could do
nothing to preveut, eveu had she so de
sired. How long they had been riding Carol
could not even guess, but it must have
been quite a time. Where was Roger
taking her? 11) e thought came to her
suddenly, and she instantly made up her
mind to ask.
"I will take you anywhere you wish,
Carol. I was heading for the old rulued
mill, where, as you know, the widow,
Mrs. Randall, lives alone. If you can
think of any better place, tell me, mid I
shall carry you there. My only object In
carrying you off was to save you from
a designing villain, a man whom I nave
met before, and about whom there is a
mysterious familiarity that puzzles me at
"I believe you, Roger, and sooner would
I have died than have become his wife;
but it seemed as if my senses were
bound, and all that I did was in a me
chanical way. Thank heaven, you saved
ine from such a fate. I shall never for
get it, Roger, never."
The Captain's face was as black as a
thundercloud when he grated those words
ont between his teeth, and well might he
be enraged, believing, as he did, that this
was some of the treacherous work of the
man whom he held in his power.
"You have played me false, Richmond,
deny it it you dare," he hissed. "Hark,
even now I can hear your accomplice rid
ing off, and doubtless carrying your
daughter with him a second Lochinvar
Highly romantic, no doubt, but you shall
suffer for it, even if it should be the last
act of my life. A brave foe I can honor,
but a traitor I despise, and would risk
life to give him the punishment he de
"Listen to me!" cried the old man, now
fully alarmed for his safety, as he saw
that the mad soldier-adventurer was in a
fit state to do any rash act, "although I
would have saved my daughter if It had
been possible, yet I swear to you I had
not the remotest suspicion of such a thing
occurring; but now I see through It nil
plainly. Do you know who hag carried
away your bride, Captain Grant? The
young master of Darrel Chace has been
"Roger Darrel here!" snarled the Cap
His coolness, which .had always seemed
a part of his nature, had apparently de
serted him at this juncture, leaving him
the embodiment of savage rage. The idea
. advanced by the old man might have
gained more headway but that in again
searching the face of Lawrenco 5tk.4
mond with his keen eyes, he detected a
gleam In the other's orbs which it seem'
ed to him was induced by triumph.
That BettJed it. AH he might say
would go for naught, and Lawrence Rich
mond saw from the flash upon the other's
face that he wag doomed. The soldier
clutched him, and his face, purple with
passion, looked more like the possession
of a fiend than a human being.
"You have played me false, and now I
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son and explain to him the mistake un
der which he labors," said the Captain.
Of course those present murmured an
audible assent, at which the mysterious
stranger smiled, and came very near
He accompanied tne Captain, however,
and there were some who saw that he
held in his hand a little revolver, which
was" kept half concealed. Evidently tne
foreign gentleman had no intention of be
ing overpowered by treachery.
.Captain Grant went away with a look
upon his face of mingled hate and shrewd
cunning a look that would perhaps have
alarmed the foreigner had he noticed it
and been more cautious; but he was not
willing to give the Count, as he called
Grant, credit for the sagacity he really
There were those present who really
expected they would never see him again.
They knew not who the mysterious man
was, but he was evidently on the Cj
tain's trail, and upon the face of the lat
ter they had read guilt plainly,
Lawrence Richmond was among the
number. He felt sure that the nemesis
for whom he had longed had come, mid
that the Captain had fallen into his
grasp. That it was due to the judicious
item in the newspapers he also had no
Now that the skies seemed brightening,
his thoughts turned upon the abduction of
his child. There had been no change in
his ideas thus far, and when he declared
to the Captain that it was his opinion
Roger Darrel was the one they had to
thank for this madcap act he spoke his
He was just about to give some orders
in reference to pursuit, which would have
been quite useless, as the bold abductor
must be miles away by this time, when
one of the windows - of the room was
darirned and a man entered in whom
they recognized Captain Grant.
He was alone!
There was sincerity in her voice, but
Roger made no reply. Hl heart was too
full for utterance, knowing, as he did,
that all was over between them, and that
of her own free will she had yielded to
the dictates of fate, and renounced all
hapoiness and peace.
(To be continued.)
The Joinder of master and "errant
as defendants In an action Atr Injuries
to another servant caused by the aot
of the defendant servant for which the
master Is reRiHinslble, Is held, In Howe
vs. Northern Pacific Railway Company
(Wash.) (, Ii. R. A. IMO. to bo proper,
Whether pumping of an oil well on
Sunday Is a work of necessity within
the meaning of a Sunday law Is held,
In State vn. McKce (W. Vn.) (50, L. II.
A. 3N, to bp a question for the Jury,
where the evidence la conflicting as to
the Injury which will be caused by not
A railroad company la held, In
Brunswick & W. It. Co. va. Ponder
(Ga.) (10. L. 11. A. 713, not to be llabla
to a passenger Illegally arrested by
oltioers of the law under color of their
office, for failure to Interfere and pre
vent the arrest, or for alopplng the
train to allow the officers to remove
their prisoner therefrom.
The mere separation of Jurors Iin
jmneled to try a capital ease, from
their fellows, without the attendance
of an officer, although an Irregularity,
Is held. In Gamble va, State (Fla.) 00,
I R. A. 547, not to be a suflieleut
cause for setting aside the verdict, If
the court Is satisfied that the prisoner
has not sustained any Injury from such
Power to adopt a regulation requir
ing lessee of lots to purchase all sup
plies from the lessor is held. In Thou
sand Island Park Association vs. Tuck
er (N. Y.) CO. L. R. A. 780. not to be
reserved to an association orgaulzed
for the maintenance of a camp-meeting
by a provision In the lenses that
the lessee shall keep and perform all
such conditions or rules as the lessor
shall from time to time Impose, since
such requirement Is not. reasonable.
Persons negotiating for the sale and
purchase of ginnls are held. Iu Good
man vs. Herman (Mo.) 00, L. It. A. 885,
not to occupy a fiduciary relutlon to-
ward each other within the meaning
or the section of the bankruptcy act of
1S0S, which prevents a release from
affecting debts created by fraud while
acting in any fiduciary capacity, so as
to prevent the lease from being opera
tive In case the goods were obtained
from the purchaser through fraud and
A contract between an attorney at
law and one who Is not such au attor
ney, by which the latter agrees to pro
cure the employment of the former by
third persons for the prosecution of
suits iu courts of record and to assist
in looking after and procuring witness
es whose testimony Is to be used In
the cases, in consideration of a share
of the fees which the attorney shall
receive. Is held In Laughdon vs. Conlln
(Neb.) GO, L. R. A. 4211, to be against
public policy, and void.
Although Carol Richmond had hoped
for something to occur in her favor when
hope seemed even a delnsWa and a hol
low mockery, she had never expected it to
come in the way It did.
When the gas was so suddenly extin
guished, through the agency of the
shrewd Andrew, who had arranged all
these matters with the youjjg man be
forehand, she too was somewhat alarmed
by the total darkness that came upon
the scene. Before she had time, how
ever, to collect her senses she felt the
Captain's arm encircle her waist and
"Charlie" is a resident of Concord,
Mass., and although his fellow citizens
believe blm to be simple-minded, a
story In the New York Tribune shows
that while he may be somewhat behind
the native sages who have given the
village its wide renown, he Is yet wise
in his own practical generation.
Among Charlie's oddities is a fond
ness for reading and carrying books un
der his arm. He Is never seen without
one or more. Not long ago he went to
the house of Dr. Edward iv. Emerson,
the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with
a long face.
"Doctor," he said, sorrowfully, "they
won't let me take books out of the 11
brary any more."
Dr. Emerson lias a fine private 11
brary, and moved by the sadness In
Charlie's tone said kindly:
"Never mind, Charlie. You may take
any book of mine you wish."
Satisfied with this assurance, Charlie
went away and did not return for sev
eral days. Then he came back, and
said, doubtfully, "You said I might
take any book of yours I Wanted, didn't
Dr. Emerson assented, wondering
what was coming.
"That means any book you own,
doesn't It?" queried Charlie.
Again Dr. Emerson assented.
"Well, then," said Charlie, trium
phantly, "let me take your mileage
INTERVIEWS WRONG MAN.
Aureeable Native Hat Reasons for Ap
proving Property lcala.
"I see they have platted out a sub
urb three miles south of here," said
the stranger on the hotel steps to the
old party smoking a cob pipe.
lep, retuiUKl the native, without
taking his pipe from his mouth.
"And another to the east." "
"And one to the northwest"
"Yep; and they're talking of one due
"Do you think this plnce Is big
enough to have suburbs?"
"No one but a blamed Idiot would
want a suburban residence when the
town Itself Is so quiet."
"I guess they're not selling many
"You don't approve the move then?"
"The more the merrier."
"Why, you Just said"
"See here, mister," interrupted the
native, at last, taking his pipe from
his mouth, "you don't know me, I
reckon. These here real estate sharps
get to fighting about which has the
best suburb, and then they advertise,
and each one tries to knock the oth
er's eyes out with his advertisement.
And, stranger, I run the only dally pa
per In the town, I'm with 'em If they
plat out the whole State." Brooklyn
Plant Life and Temperature.
Plant life Is much more tolerant
than animal life of extremes of tem
perature, growth having been observ
ed In some instances as low as koto,
and in other instances as high as 72
degree centigrade. It Is perfectly
true that a freezing process does not
destroy life. A fish or frog will be
frozen solid and on rethawlng will be
come quite lively again. The seeds of
plants can actually undergo for hours
a temperature of liquid hydrogen, the
coldest temperature known, and yet
retain their germlimtlve power.
I (p slfj.v Jim 'V f
Woman in an Unconscious Condi
tion Found on Sidewalk.
Upon Examination at the Hospital, Her Body was
Discovered to be Covered with Scars, Caused
by the Hypodermic Injection of Morphine
Facts Published as Warning to Other Women.
The abT headline recite the
actual eiperlcnce of a poor wreck of
a woman who had once hold an hon
orable and lucrative position in a
large mercantile house In New York.
Her health began to fail, and Instead
of taking rest and proper tnedioal
treatment she resorted to sUtnulauU
The hospital physician d scovered
that her primary troublo as nn
affection of the wombt, which
could readily have been curad In the
first stages. If wh.m she had flrt
folt those severe pains In the back,
the terrible headaches, the constant
sense of fullness, soreness snd pain
in the pelvlo region, she had heedcTl
the warning that serious troublefvss
la store, and commenced a regular
treatment with the Plukhara Reme
dies, a did Mrs. Rubor of Chicago,
whoso letter follows, the polypus
In the womb would have been dis
solved and passed away, and to-day
he would have been a well woman.
Why will women let thcmse'.ves
drift along Into terrible suffering
and sickness in this way, when there
is monumental proof that LydJu
E. rinkham's Vegetable Com
pound Is daily relieving thousands
of women from this very troublo?
There is no excuse for any woman
who suffers to go without help. Mrs.
Pinkham is very glud indeed to give
her personal advice to any one who
will write for It, and the following
letter simply goes to prove that the
Vegetable Compound will positively
cure female ills :
"Since the birth of my baby I
suffered from womb trouble.backache,
Irregular menstruation, also Intense
"After trying different remedies
with no relief I was Induced to try
Lydk E. Plnkhani's Vegetable
Compound. To my surprise aud
delight I found after taking my first
bottle very great Improvement. I
continued Its ue and It has made nit
a well woman.
" I am so grateful to you for my
recovery Hint I wlh to thanU you,
and If this testimonial will be of any
use to oilier suffering women, you
have my full permission to publish
It."-Mas. Mabv Rohkb, (MM Kills
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if gtaw Mtir imvlitf pnumumt mmI bt
Free M Advice to Women.
Women suffering from any form of
femule weakness are Invited t
promptly communicate with Mrs.
l'lnkham, at Lynn, Muss. All letter
are received, opened, wad and an
swered by women only. A woman
can freely talk of her private Illness
to a woman; thus has been estab
lished the eternal confluence between
Mrs. I'iiikham and the women of
America which ha never been
broken. Out of the vast volume of
experience which she ha to draw
from It I more than possible that she
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and her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely any woman, rich or poor,
is very foolish If she doe not take
advantage of thi genurou oiler at
Mopelcm Caie. "
"If you weren't so lazy you wouldn't
be so pesslmlHtlc."
"Why don't you make hay while the
sun shines, and "
"Huh, If I tried to do that It'd Just
be my luck to get sunstruck." Phil
For forty year's Hso'i Cure for Con
sumption has' cured coughs and cold. At
druggists. Price 25 cents.
Traveling baths on one of the Rus
sian railways are the latest provision
for Its employes' comfort In the outly
Poor man! He can't help It,
He gets bilious. He needs a
good liver pill Aycr's Pills.
They act directly an the liver,
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Want your moustache or beard
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Mamma Why, Willie, you'll make
yourself sick. Just as sure as you eat
another piece of that pie you'll be sick
Willie Well, I don't care; to-morrow
ain't no holiday. Philadelphia Press.
The true test of civilization, la not
the census, nor the size of cities, nor
the crops; but the kind of men the
country turns out. Emerson.
This Was a Boston Walter.
A Philadelphia professor, diniug at n
Boston hotel, ordered a bottle of hock,
saying as he did so: "Here, waiter,
bring me a bottle of hock hie, haec,
hoc." The waiter, who had been to
college, smiled, but never stirred.
"What are you standing there for?"
exclaimed the professor. "Didn't I
order some hock?" "Yes, sir," said the
waiter, "you ordered it, but you after
wards declined It."
An Incui-alile Hum.
"He's about the poorest nctor I ever
saw," said the first manager, "a reg
"Perhaps he'll get over his faults In
time," suggested the ether..
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I be cured." Philadelphia Press.
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