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THE GIRL WITH
By D. C.
CHAlTER II. (Continued.)
"The carriage is ready, dear," said An
Kela, laying a haud upon her uncle's arm.
Fraser bowed with a flourish, and she
could scarcely do less than respond.
"One of those Home Rule fellows?"
asked the major, as he took up the reins.
"Don't like 'em. Traitors, the lot of
The groom and hia' master sat side by
side, and Maskelyne and Angela had the
.interior of the carriage to themselves.
"It is a real pleasure to be here," said
tfhe young man as the carriage rolled
along, with wood on one side and river
on the other. He looked about him on
the landscape, which seemed to doze in
the warm light, but his glance returned
to Angela. "I was afraid that I shouldn't
be able to come, for my lawyers csbled
to me twice to call me home again, but
I managed to get the business throuf
without crossing. I wouldn't have missed
coming for all the lawyers in New York !"
"You will find us a little dull here,"
said Angela. "The fishing is very fine,
and you will find plenty of work for your
camera, but the evenings are very long,
even in (his beautiful weather."
Just at this moment the major's whip
Bwished in the air with an angry sound,
and the horses, which had been going at
a steady trot, dashed for a minute into a
"Surely," cried Maskelyne, "that was
Dobroski whom we passed just now." An
gela raised her eyebrows a little, and held
up a warning hand.
"Ah," said the major, who had pulled
the horses back into their settled pace
again, and now turned upon his seat with
a wrathful face. "You know that fellow,
do you, Maskelyne? Where did you meet
"I met him in the States," returned
ilaskelyn'e. "Here and there. He excited
a good deal of notice there two years
"Please do not speak of him in my
uncle's hearing," Angela said, in a low
tone. "I will tell you why later on."
No later on than that evening she told
Win, and he sa wquite clearly that it
could scarcely be politic to mention Do
broski to Major Butler if he desired to
ee that excellent gentleman keep his
"Mr. Dobroski," said Angela, "escaped
from St. Petersburg fn a very romantic
way more than thirty ( years ago, after
the seizure of his wife and children by
the government. He Vent to England,
ni my father heard his story there and
Ipimd him out and was a help to him in
many ways. My father was an ardent
sympathizer with the Poles, and Mr. Do
broski was known as a really ardent and
self-sacrificing patriot. People sometimes
speak of him as a Russian, and that
greatly angers him, for he has nothing
but Polish blood in his veins."
"lie looks Jewish," said Maskelyne,
"'not commonplace Jewish, but heroic Jew
ish. A modern Jeremiah, and full of la
mentations." "lie .became passionately attached to
ray father," the girl went on, "and I do
really believe, without exaggeration, he
would have laid down his life to serve
him. When my father died he transfer
red his affections to me, and I know he
"Joves me dearly."
"That," said the young American to
himself, "is not a surprising circum
stance." But he kept silence.
"I could never tell you," said Angela,
with an earnestness which seemed to the
listener very pretty and engaging, "a
tithe of the things he has done to prove
,his gratitude to my father and his affec
tion for me. He jias been most devoted
and most self-sacrificing. But he tinges
everything with a sort of fanaticism, and
an Idea once seized Is immovable with
liini. My uncle intrusted Some funds of
mine, as my trustee, to a business enter
prise of some kind which failed, and Mr.
Dobroski thought for some wild reason
or no reason that my uncle had profited
by my loss, and had actually attempted
to rob me. Nothing not even the fact
that before my uncle heard this accusa
tion he had restored the lost money to
my account, and had taken the whole loss
wpon his own shoulders could or can
persuade Mr. Dobroski that this mon
strous fancy is not true. They quarreled
desperately, and I have tried for two or
three years to reconcile them, but with
mo result. My uncle will never forgive
Mr. Dobroski, and Mr. Dobroski will not
abandon his ridiculous fancy. It is hard
or me sometimes to keep my place be
tween the two."
"You meet Mr, Dobroski still?" asked
, "Oh, yes, I meet him still, and my
Miiclo makes no objections to my meet
ing him. But we had no idea he was liv
ing near here when my uncle decided to
buy this house. I find my place between
them difficult, though they both deserve
to have it said that they do their best
under the conditions to make it easy."
Mr. Maskelyne had taken, a year or
two ago, an attitude toward Angela which
made him see whatever she did and
thought in the most favorable light, and
yet the continuation of her friendship
with Dobroski struck him as being a little
curious In the circumstances. PerhapB
she saw this, for she hastened on ! ,-
"I do not think that I could give you
any, idea of poor Mr. Dobroski's devotiom
My uncle understands how hard It would
be to leparate myself from him, I never
eek him, but when we meet I cannot
treat him coldly. And, indeed, until he
formed Umm dreadful fancies, there was
no one in the world I loved so well."
"Excuse me, Miss Butler," said Maske
lyne, "but Is Dobroski quite I
wouldn't say anything to annoy you for
the world. But is he quite how shall I
put It? quite master of his own fan
cies?" "No," she answered, frankly, "he is not.
But here comes my uncle. Let us say no
more about him. -
When Fraser had seen- his luggage tak
en from the van and bestowed in the
small omnibus which met the train he
walked leisurely toward the hotel, guided
by the gilt sign which gleamed high above
the surroundiug village houses.
Coming suddenly, as he had done, out
of the golden glory of the evening sun
light into a shadowed chamber, he did
not at first make out the things about
him with any great distinctness, but he
could see that a man and a woman sat
at the far end of a table, and he bowed
"Hillo. Fraser!" said a voice. 'That
you? Are you holiday-making over
Fraser advanced, shading his eyes with
"That you, Farley?" he returned. "How
are ye? I'm a troyfle short-soyted and I
didn't make y'out at first. How are ye?
Deloyted to meet Mrs. Farley ouce more.
Are ye here for long?"
He bowed and shook hands and waved
a royal condescending pardoning sort of
refusal to the chair Farley pushed to
ward him. '
"We have been here a month," said the
novelist, "and we intend staying on until
the crowd comes. Then we run away.
Do you stay for any length of time?"
"I enn't say how long I maystop."
returned Fraser, with a smile. "The man
would like to know my secrets." said the
smile. "I'll be having a companion in a
day or two," he added. "O'Rourke's com
ing over." ,
"Ah!" said the other, carelessly, "I
forgot. It's getting near the Whitsuntide
The landlady, seeing her new guest in
conversation, had withdrawn, but at this
moment she re-entered, in conversation
with an older visitor. She seemed to have
considerable difficulty in making him un
derstand what she had to say, for she said
the same thing three or four times over,
and he looked at her with a puzzled face
and an occasional shake of the head.
"It is a pity, monsieur," said the land
lady at last, turning upon P'arley, "that
there is no one here to talk the language
The new arrival understood the tenor
of this speech,, for a wagged his head at
the novelist and spoke. "English not,"
he said. ' "French, so leetel ver leetel!
Grec? Ah, yes. Deutsch? Yes."
"He Rpeaks German, madam," said
Fraser, splendidly. "Allow me to trans
late for you." Then, addressing the new
comer, "If I can serve you I shall be
The new arrival smiled, and put a ques
tion about the postal arrangements of the
town. Fraser got the required informa
tion from the landlady, and transferred it.
The other was profuse in thanks, and
ducked ingratiatingly at his magnificent
"I've never been able to get to like that
fellow," said Farley, as the man sat down
at the dining table, after the manner of
the place, to write his letter. "He came
here shortly after our arrival, and we
have been here together ever since. He
is always very civil, and he smiles as if
by clock work, but his eyes are a good
deal too close together for my fancy ; his
forehead slopes back too much for my
liking ; he has a stealthy way of walking ;
ho is my beau ideal of what a spy should
"Ye do expect a spy to understand the
language of the land he lives in, don't
ye?" asked Fraser.
"Well, yes," Farley admitted, laugh
ingly. "I suppose that's needful. But I
shouldn't be in the least surprised to learn
that he did understand. I shouldn't be
in the least surprised if he understood
what I am saying now."
"Perhaps he might be," said Fraser.
"He'd not be pleased, anyway."
The man at the table went on with his
letter. While Farley and . Fraser still
talked about him, standing at the window,
he arose and walked to the end of the
room, where stood a table spread with
writing materials. Taking from this a
little porcelain jar of sand, he sprinkled
a part of its contents on the sheet of pa
per he had just written, and then, turn
ing with the paper in both hands, he stood
sifting the fine sand to and fro in an ab
sent way, regarding meanwhile the two
men at the window. At that moment the
expression of his face was sinister, but
as Farley turned in speaking his face
cleared, and when their eyes met he was
smiling, and he gave that little half-nod
whereby some people always recognize a
glance of which they are conscious from
a man they know. Just then Maskelyne
'This Is me young friend, Mr. George
Maskelyne, from New York," said Fraser.
"He's just doying to know ye, Farley."
' "I have desired to know you, sir,"
said Maskelyne, In his solemn, gi'utle
way, "for a year or two past, and to
thank, you for till the pleasure you have
given me. It may please you to know,
slr. that you have as large and as af
fectionate a circle of readers on our Bide
aa on your own."
"Twould please him more," Mid the
delicate-hided Fraser, "If Uhe Tcnkees
wouldn't steal his copyrights." ,
"Mr. Fraser," said Austin, "has a
knack Of hitting the right nail on the
head. Not only that, but ho always hits
it at the -right moment,, and, as Charles
Reade says, ho does it with a polished
"Ye flatter me," cried Fraser, smiling
and bowing. The young American throw
an extra but unintentional heartiuess Uito
the shake of Farley's lmndv
"I am In some sort an ambassador,"
said Maskelyne. "An English geutleman,
Major Butler, and his niece are residents
in the neighborhood, and will be greatly
pleased if you allow me to take back a
permission to them to call upon you, and
muke the acquaintance of Mrs. Farley
and yourself. Miss Butler and I had an
accidental meeting with Mrs. Farley this
Farley saw a period of loneliness for
his wife since he had begun to work
again, and he was disposed to welcome
the advent of pleasaut people who would
break the monotony of her retirement.
There would be time enough to make ex
cuses for himself hereafter.
O'Uourke came the next day. Mrs.
Farley leaned smilingly between the flow
er pots on the window lodge to bid the
arrival welcome, and he, with his reddish
wavy hair bathed in suushlne, and a
brighter light In his gray-blue eyes, stood
laughing and nodding back to her.
O'Rourke had the plonsnutcst face, the
pleasnntest voice, and the pleasantest
manner In the world. A well-shaped
head, square and sagacious, gray-blue eyes
full of expression and variety, a nose
with a squarish plateau on the bridge and
a good deal of fine modeling about the
nostrils, a handsome beard nnd a mus
tache of the ruddiest gold, and a figure
at once lithe and sturdy confirmed the
impression. of the pleasant voice, when
ever a stranger, attracted by it, looked at
"How did you come here, Mr.
O'Rourke?" asked Lucy. "Nobody came
by the train but the enginemnu and the
"I came by diligence, said O'Rourke.
"I managed to got into the wrong train
at Namur. The people of the house tell
nie that Fraser is staying here. You
have seen him, of course?"
"He hns gone to see Dobroski," said
O'Rourke turned in his own swift,
"Ah," he said, "Dobroski is staying
here." The tone was half questioning,
half affirmative. .
"You know he is," returned Austin,
laughing. O'Rourke laughed also.
"Hello'! There's Fraser in the road.
Who's that with him? Is that Dob
roski?" "That is Dobroski."
O'Rourke raised his hnt with an air of
involuntary homage,' and turned his face
away from Farley. By and by he spoke
in a low and softened voice, with his
face still turned away.
"That's the one indomitable heart in
Europe, Farley. I must go and speak to
him." he added " in his customary tone.
and left the garden at a brisk pace. Pres
ently Farley saw him in the street ad
vancing toward the Cbevul Blanc, in
front of which stood Fraser and Dobroski.
O'Rourke shook hands with Fraser, and
then stood bareheaded in talk with the old
Anarchist. It was not until Dobroski
had several times motioned to him that
he replaced his hat.
'This is me friend and colleague, Mr.
O'Rourke, Mr. Dobroski," said Fraser.
O'Rourke's attitude and expression were
"I have long hoped to have the honor
of meeting Mr. Dobroski," he said. "The
smallest drummer boy hns a right to wish
to see his general. ' There is not a patriot
in Ireland, sir, who does not envy Mr.
Fraser and myself this honor."
"L am honored in your presence here,
Dobroski answered,, with dignified sim
plicity. "We are not charged with any formal
mission," (-aid O'Rourke; "and you will
understand how impolitic it would be to
allow ourselves to be taxed with such a
mission by our opponents In the House
of Commons. But we are charged with
the private and personal greetings of. a
hundred men who are animnted by your
own spirit or by some reflection of it.
We bring you, sir, the profound and
passionate sympathy of every true Irish
man, and their thanks for the part you
have played. The mere spectacle of one
unconquerable and unpurchasable patriot
is a help to true men the wide world
He spoke In a low tone, but with a
manner and accent of great earnestness.
"Sir.'V said Dobroski, In an unsteady
voice, "I thank you. Let us say no more
'Hallo!" cried Fraser, who gave no
sign of being at all overwhelmed by any
of the sentiments of veneration which
appeared to influence O'Rourke. "Here's
Farley's spy. Have ye seen Farley,
O'Rourke? He's steeing at the Bame
hotel with, me."
"I have Been him," said O'Rourke.
What do you mean by Farley's spy?"
"Oh," returned Frnser, with -his smile
of allowance for human weakness, "poor
Farley got it Into his hend that this fel
low that's going down the street was spy
ing on Mr. Dobroski. The deloytful part
of the business is that the man doesn't
speak a word of Trench or of English,
either. But ye know Farley?"
(To be continued.)
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by did she leave your employ?
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Mrs. Uppson Indeed 1 ' '
Mrs. De Style Yes : he badn't done
thing but bite the baby. '
It does not pay to envy any man's
success nor rejoice In bis failure.
Ono pint of milk ; four eggs; one
small tahlcspoonful of butter; suit to
taste; a pint of (lour. Boll tho milk
nnd put it, while hot, over a pint of
Hour, bent until very smooth, and when.
It la cool; add the ' well-beaten yolks
of tho eggs, then tho stiffened whites.
Lastly, put lu tho salt and; us much
more flour as will make a stiff dough
that will bear up a spoon. Flour the
pastry board, put the dough on this, roll
out and cut with a biscuit cutter. Cut a
silt In the side of each of these, put
Into tho opening a spoonful of filling,
jam or Jelly,' preserves or marmnlude,
nnd press the two sides of tlw slit
tightly together. Cook in boiling hot
lard for about ten minutes. The lard
should lie tested first with a bit of
bread, as tho success of these cakes
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enough to burn. When the enkes are
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A Roll of Veal.
Have the bone removed from n loin
of veal, and before rolling fill with
the following stuffing: Chop bacon very
fine and mix ultlran equal quantity
of bread crumbs, a prating of lemon
peel, a dash of mnee, the same of cay
enne pepper and salt and pepper. Mix
together with one egg well beaten.
Now lay this dressing neatly Inside
the loin, after which roll and tie Into
a round loaf. Lay pieces of bacon on
tho top, cover with hot water and stew
slowly for four hours. When done al
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liquor, then drain It and leave till
cold. Garnish with parsley and servo-
Lemon Spnnire Cake,
Add the Juice and rind of one lemon
to one and one-half scant cups of
sugar, stir in the beaten yolks of four
eggs, stir to a creom, and add one and
one-half cups of flour that have been
sifted with two teasiwonfuls of bak
ing powder. Beat in a half cup of
hot water, mix well, and last of all
fold in the stiffened whites of the
eggs. Bake In a moderate oven for
about twenty-five minutes.
Scrape four medium-sized carrots
and cook In boilimr salted water. When
perfectly tender (and If old It will
require several hours), mash and boat
Into a pulp, passing through a sieve.
Add to this puree a half teaspoonful
of salt, a well-beaten egg and a tablo
siwonful' flour. Drop from a table
spoon Into boiling fat, cook ft rich
brown, drain on soft paper and serve
hot with a brown sauce.
Flake cold-boiled cod and marinate
In a French dressing for two hours.
Then to two cupfuls add two, table
spoonfuls of rich tomato puree, two
tablespoonfuls of melted butter and the
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Like butter, it absorbs odors readily.
It should not be kept In a place where
there are onions, fish, vegetables or
other odorous substances, nor in a
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Make an apple pie In the usual man
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Cut out a ring of pastry from the
middle and fill up with a nice thick
custard. Arrange an ornament of paste
over the whole, brown In a quick oven,
sprinkle with castor sugar, and serve
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Sift one cup of rye meal, one cup of
flour, a saltspoon of salt, one-quarter
cup of sugar and three level teaspoons
of baking powder together. Mix with
one cup of milk and one beateu egg
and bake In hot greased gem pans.
Serve hot with maple sirup.
Force through a rlcer one cup of
banana pulp, mix with two tablespoons
of powdered sugar and the Juice of
half a lemon. Beat thoroughly, add
one' cup of whipped cream, beat again
and serve in frappe glasses after
chining: , . :
Prone and EnglUh Walnut Vi
Cut equal quantities of, Btewed
prunes and English walnuts Into thirds.
Do not chop, as they will not look
well. Serve In sherbet glasses with
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The great house of Sherman, Clay &
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purchased the entire system of stores of
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July 1, 1906. The first year has just
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The results have shown that the
people appreciate such a policy. The
business came sales increased in num
ber orders came from far and near by
letter, telephone and telegraph. The
business grew , by leaps and bounds.
We understand that even Sherman,
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rapid development of trade.
Doubtless the great success was large
ly due to the fact that Sherman, Clay
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