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Mrs. Clayton was atiii rich woman,
although she did not, of course, possess
more than tithe of her husband'a in
come. Still, that was enough to give her
every luxury that be had been accus
tomed to. and to keep her in a manner
befitting her station. She could not pre
tend any deep sorrow for the loss of a
man who bad been cruel, neglectful and
almost brutal to her; but the time she
had been. absent from him had in a meas
ure softened the harshness of the previ
ous memories, and the sad fate which
had overtaken him forbade la her forgiv
ing heart the angry remembrance of past
"Perhaps, aunt," she said, In a low, re
gretful voice, "if I had been, more for
bearing and less provoking to him he
might have been different all the time."
Lady Marion looked tip from her book.
"It Is always right, dear, to think kind
ly of people who are gone, and I should
feel It wrong to speak against Francis
Clayton now; but I cannot help thinking
that no amount of goodness or gentleness
could have touched a heart ao bitter and
, cynical as his."
Mrs. Maxwell declined absolutely to be
present at Winlfred'a wedding. As she
was utterly Indifferent now to the favor
or disfavor of her relations, she did not
trouble to make any excuse, but content
ed herself with saying she did not feel
inclined to be one of the party.
"I always disliked the girl, and thought
her intriguante." she wrote to her moth
er. "It would be a perfect farce for me
to be present; at her marriage. I have
not the least sympathy with her success,
although I admit she has played her
cards well."
The wedding was none the less happy
or magnificent for Mrs. Maxwell's ab
sence; everyone pronounced It a very
splendid affair; and this time the sympa
thies of all were enlisted for the bride
and bridegroom were both young and
handsome and happy. Sir Howard gave
Winifred away, and her husband receiv
ed her with infinite gladness and tender
ness. All the farmers and villagers came
round to aee Miss Eyre, "that they had
known from a child," married.
At Hazell Court there were great fes
tivities; dinners for all the tenants, and
games and fireworks In the evening, and
a real military band from London.
Captain le Marchant was best man, of
course; Ada Fordyce chief "bridesmaid,
and Lord Harold Ersklne was able to be
present without suffering any pangs of
jealousy. He was to be married himself
in a month's time. Madame de Moato
lieu had actually been persuaded to be
present at the wedding.
"When we come back yon will always
live with us, dear madame," Winifred
had said.,
"Not yet. my love," the old lady an
swered. "Young people are best by them
selves at first. I shall ask Lady -Grace
to keep me a little longer; and then, if in
six months or a year's time you care to
have me, I shall rejoice to come to you."
The spring had come round again, and
Mr. and Mrs. Hastings were at Hazell
Court. Mrs. Clayton waa staying with
tbem. She was herself again now not
so bright and sparkling, perhaps, as in
the old days, but very sweet and good.
She and Winifred were sitting together
in the green morning room aa the twilight
was coming on.
"I think the old Court is decidedly Im
proved by the presence of a mistress,"
said Mrs. Clayton presently. "I always
thought it charming now it is perfect."
Winifred laughed a short, happy laugh.
"Oh, do you really think sol It seems
to me the place ought to have a much
grander mistress than I. Fancy a girl
brought up to a simple country life com
iug to such state and grandeur! I feel
as if I ought to be like Lady Burleigh,
Mild, Instead of making myself so thor
oughly at home, to pine away and die."
"It is a good thing Errol is not here
to hear you, or. he would be very angry
at your saying such foolish things. If
ever anyone was born with a thorough
appreciation of the pomps and vanities of
the world, it is you, I think. It makes
me laugh when I remember how you used
to preach to me about love in a cottage,
and marrying the man you loved if he
had not a shilling."
"And so I would have married Errol if
be bad been as poor as "
"Be thankful, mat belle, that your love
was not put to s ;eh a terrible test."
There was silence for a few moments,
and then Mrs. Clayton spoke again, with
a voice that betrayed some agitation:
"Winifred, did you ever know how
much I cared for Col. d'Aguilar?"
"I knew he cared a great deal for you,
1 ee.
"And you thought because I could not
make up my mind to share poverty with
him, that I did not love him?"
"Nay, Fee, I would not say that."
"Well, then," cried .Mrs. Clayton, im
petuously. "I tell you I loved him both
liefore and after I married Francis Clay-ton-rbetter
after, perhaps, than before.
I may as well confess the whole; I am
not afraid of your repeating it. When I
was so miserable we met again in Lon
don, and it seemed my only comfort to
get his sympathy for my trouble. At
last we parted, with the intention of not
meeting again. I have never seen or heard
of him sine.. I can guea why he keeps
"You think b does, not like to aeek
jou because you are rich as well aa
free J" Winifred auggested.
Mrs. Clayton bent her head.
"And I want you to do aomething for
me." ahe said, after a pause.
"To ask him here, darling?" said Wini
fred, gently.
"Yes," answered Fee, simply.
"Errol shall write to him at once. I
know he likes him. I suppose he is in
"l should think so." and Mrs. Clayton
rose slowly and left the room.
Presently Mr. Hastings came in.
"Krrol!" said his wife.
"Yes, my pet."
"I want you to write at once fh, in
vite Col. d'Aguilar to come and stay."
"lo you. dear why?"
"Never mind. You are not to ask any
questions. I cannot tell you the reasons
at all events, not now."
He went up and kissed her.
"You seem to have an equal opinion of
your husband's powers of divination aud
discretion." he said, laughing.
"Well. Errol, but will vouV' pleaded
"Of course. I will So anything yon
like," be answered, "it is too lata to
write to-night."
11 ik. v
"Not if you send the letter over to' Hol
ton. Errol."
"What! is it so; important as all that?"
"Yes, darling." she answered coaxingly,
pushing him into a chair, and bringing
the writing materials to him.
"Very well, little tyrant. But where
is he? what is bis address?"
"O, Errol. I can't tell you," cried Wini
fred, looking blank. "Do yon not know?"
"I don't indeed. I believe his regiment
has left Hounslow."
"Well, cannot you send It to his club?"
"Yes, I can do that; but yon seemed in
such a terrible hurry, and if he is not in
town, the chances are he may not get it
for days. Perhaps Fee knows."
"Now, Errol, how should she?"
"I don't know, . darling. I always
thought they were such great friends."
"Why, they have not .met for months
and months." , '"
"Perhaps they might, not like to meet,
then," said Mr, Hastings, looking up at
Winifred, and smiling a little malicious
ly. "Had you not better consult Fee first?"
and then Winifred fairly laughed, but
would not be induced to say aaything
more on the subject. However, the let
ter was duly written and seBt, and In
three days' time the answer arrived. Col.
d'Aguilar would have much pleasure In
spending a few days at the Court, and
Mr. Hastings might expect him the fol
lowing day.
When the Colonel came there was an
embarrassment in his manner towards
Mrs. Clayton: he waa grave, kind and
courteous, as though there had been no
more than an ordinary friendship be
tween them. He was resolved not to
speak a single word of love to her. He
felt her wealth to be a barrier between
tbem, and could not bear to say what
waa tn hia heart for her, for fear
any doubt of his great love should come
between them for fear any base thought
should creep in and see a sordid' desire
in the renewal of his passion for her.
The last few months had been very
painful to him. When he heard of Fran
cis Clayton's sudden death, a feeling that
he was ashamed of came over him. He
was not glad, not actually glad nay, he
felt a kind of pity for the man who had
been cut off in the prime of his life, self
ish and ill-spent though it had been; but
he could not forget that Fee was free.
He felt that she must be the first to hold
communication with him. Would she do
so? Did she still care for him, and had
ahe believed truly in the unselfishness
of his renunciation of her?
Mrs. Hastings was by no means satis
fied with the progress of the affairs. In
stead of the first natural reserve between
Col. d'Aguilar and her friend being dissi
pated it seemed to grow stronger each
day. They avoided, above all things, be
ing left alone together: Winifred want
ed to help them; she felt certain they car
ed for each other, and, besides, women
in the first flush of a happy marriage are
always inveterate match makers.
"Errol," said hia wife one day at lunch,
"I want to drive you over to the Manor
this afternoon. I am going to see grand
papa, and he has grown so fond of yon
he never likes me to go without you."
"You forget, dear," replied Mr. Hast
ings, "we cannot be ao uncourteous as to
leave our guests."
"How stupid and provoking men are!"
Wiaifred thought, pettishly. She look
ed up at Col. d'Aguilar pleadingly.
"You will excuse him, will yon not?"
"I was intending to ask permission to
ride over and call on Lord Lancing this
afternoon," he answered, fabricating a
polite fiction for the occasion.
"And I have a headache and 'do not
care to go out," said Mrs. Clayton.
"Thea we shall go over to the Manor
as you wish, Winifred. Have you order
ed the ponies?"
"No, please ring the bell, and aay 3
. "I am just going round to the stables.
Will you come, d'Aguilar? Wbnt will
you ride this afternoon?" and the two
gentlemen went off together.
"Fee," said Winifred, suddenly, "yon
and Col. d'Aguilar are very provoking."
"How. Winifred?" 1
"You are so strauge and distant to each
other. Why do you not let him aee you
care for him?"
"I do not think he cares for me any
longer," Mrs. Clayton answered, despond
ingly. "How can yon be so blind, Fee? You
must know what he feels. Is it not quite
natural that he should hesitate to remind
you of the past now that you are rich?"
"But, Winifred, a woman cannot speak
first." .
"Of course you cannot ask him to mar
ry you, but you can let him st that you
are not utterly indifferent to him."
Mrs. Clayton made no answer,
"It is so tiresome of him td go out,"
continued Winifred, presently.
"And defeat your intentions, little
match ntaker," added Fee, looking up.
When Errol and his wife had started
Mrs. Clayton took her book to the green
room and began to read. Col. d'Aguilar
came to fetch a letter he had written In
the morning. A sudden thiight crossed
Fee's mind that aent the blood rushing
ever neck and brow and made her heart
beat in great thraba.
"Col. d'Aguilar," she aaid, with a voice
almost inarticulate with nervousness.
"Yes. Mrs. Clayton."
"Are you really going ontT'
"I am just starting for Holton."
"Won't you stay with me? 1 ahall be
so dull all alone."
He heaitated for a moment.
"If you really wish it I will."
"Of course I wish it or I should not
ask." Fee responded, a little petulantly.
"Then I will go and send the groom
back to the stables." And he left the
Mrs. Clayton was excessively uneasy in
her mind. She could not form the least
resolve what she should say to hiiu when
he returned.
"You will not thank nie for spoiling
your ride." were her hrst words to him.
"I would much rather be here. I only
proposed riding to Holton because I
thought Mrs. Hastings was anxious for
her husband's company."
"Are they not devoted?" sighed Fee.
"I never saw a man fonder of a woman.
I do believe he fancies there is no one
like her so graceful, so amiable, so
"That Is as It should be. Is it not?"
asked Col. d'Aguilar. smiling.
"Of course. He intends her to make
quite an impression this season. He has
takea a mansion for three months and aa
onera bo, and I know er to
have ber handsomest carriage and horses
b. k.1n all
in IjOnoon. raacy a wuiuau
that and a handsome husband whom ahe
lovea besides!' And there were tears In
Mrs. Clayton's eyes.
"She is very sweet-mannered, I think
she deserves ber happiness."
"I am anre she does," responded Mrs,
Clayton, warmly. "She would have mar
ried him just the same if he had been
poor. She waa not like me, Cot, d'Agui
lar." "Yon forget how differently you were
brought up." he exclaimed, eager to de.
fend her. from any Imputation, even
though it came from her own lips. "Pov
erty would have been a terrible hardship
to you, who bad been used all your life to
"It is very generous In you to excuse
my selfishness," Fee said, softly, "since
you suffered by It. Did you suffer?" she
asked, with a quick alteration, of mood.
"Hardly." she added, with the slightest
tinge of bitterness, "or you would not
lave been so ready to give me up."
It waa Col. d'Aguilar' s turn to feel hurt
and bitter now.
"1 believe women never give men credit
for real unselfishness." he said. "A wom
an baa, more faith In the passion, that
sacrifices than In the love that aparea
"Col. d'Aguilar," said Mrs. Clayton,
with bright tears standing in ber eyes, "1
would give the world to know if you left
me because you really loved me."
"My love could have little worth for
you," he answered, sadly, "if a doubt
of my motive could have found room in
your heart."
There came then a long silence between
them, and both looked straight tway
from each other, as though tbey feared
the next words that might be spoken. At
last Mrs. Clayton turned ber face toward
the man, whom she loved and esteemed
more sow than ahe had erer done in ber
life before.
"Ivors," she said, in low voice, that
trembled from the deep under-current of
emotion "Ivors, do you not know how
hard it is for woman to ask for a man's
He turned quickly toward her.
"My darling! do yon think It necessary
to ask for what I have given yon, wholly
and entirely, from the time I first saw
yon? Do I need to tell yon that I love
you heart and soul, and that I can never
cease to care for the tittle fairy who first
bewitched me until the day I die?"
(The end.)
Air, Sunshine and Diet Discussed b)
Mate. Bernhardt and Singer.
Mme. Pa til's declaration that she has
always kept the window of her room
open at night and day. In order that
the air might be fresh and that she at
tributes ber good health to this prac
tice, has brought out an answer from
Sarah Bernhardt, who had quite a dif
ferent experience, and yet en joys, such
health that ber remarks on the subject
are worthy of attention.
"My way of life Is exactly the oppo
site of Mme. Pattl's," the French ac
tress eaid, "for she demands air while
I live always shut In.
"1 drive In a closed carriage to the
theater. Enthusiasm keeps me alive
and well The fatigue of the theater
delights Instead of weakening me.
"I go to bed at 3 o'clock In the morn
ing and get up at 9 o'clock. I am for 12
hours In the theater without the fresh
air or the daylight. At Belle Isle, In
the summer. I am continually In the
open air, for even when I am lu the
house the windows are wide open."
Most of the other celebrated women
questioned about their dally regltnen
emphasize the importance of fresh air.
Jane Hading found her greatest recre
ation in resting at ber Neullly villa and
in travel.
Yvette Gullbert, who baa been an In
valid for three years, and Is, therefore,
less of an authority on the subject
than some of the others, recommends
bathing as the best means of keeping
In strength and health.
"Water, water, water," was her con
tribution to the symposium. "I prize
nothing so much as the warm bath In
getting tip and going to bed. I drink
only water, unless It be an occasional
glass of milk.
"I sleep 10 hours and go to bed Im
mediately on my return from the thea
ter, without stopping to take supper.
The stupid pa.-t of the whole thing Is
that, In spite of all these rules, I look
more than 17, but even If they don't
protect oue against the ravages of the
years, they are at least worth trying."
Jean de Reszke's usual mode of life
resembles Mme. Barnhardt's more than
Adellna Pattl's. as be rarely goes out
of the house, except when be steps Into
a tightly closed cab. He exercises In
bis apartments to keep his muscles
hard, and In this way manages to con
trol his figure and help himself from
growing too bulky.
But when he goes to Poland In the
summer his way of life is quite differ
ent He Is rarely Indoors.
He divides bis time between bis sta
bles and bis piano, which he has placed
on a piazza In the summer, so that be
may play and yet be In the open air.
In the evening It Is moved Into the
music room, as the tenor Is too pru
dent to sing lu the open air.
Lilli Lehmnnn attributes her fine
physical condition and great ability for
work to her almost complete abstin
ence from meat She eats tlsh, vege
tables and eggs.
Her supper after an operatic per
formance or concert consists regularly
of an egg. an apple and two slices of
bread. Her other meals are almost as
frugal. New York Sun.
Influence nt Fo ul.
"What do you think of the theory
that food has a potent Influence In de
termining character?" asked - Mr.
Smlthfield. as be put three lumps of
sugar in bis coffee.
"I guess It's all rllit" replied Mr.
Wood, as he severed a portion of bis
beefsteak. "It always seems a little
canuibulistlc to nie when you order
".Well," retorted Mr. Smlthfield. oik!
numoredly, " loujjit to have known it
was dangerous to lend you money after
I aliscovered your fondness for beets
But Berlously, If there were anything
in the theory, wouldn't It make a umn
sheepish to eat mutton?"
"It would, and prize fighters ought
to restrict themselves to a diet of
craps." Pittsburg Gazette.
Has a Thick Hide.
The bide of the hipiwpotamus In
some parts Is fully two inches thick.
Bossuet was the most gifted orator
the Roman Church ever produced.
Teaia AX Regularly Xmilore4,TJa
ally with Marked Success.
A brief account by Dr. McGee of the
nurse corps of the army as It exists
now has recently been published In the
journal of the Association of Military
Surgeons of the United States. A pre
vious article described the conditions
attending the appointment of trained
women nurses for army duty, which
began In May, 1898, and culminated
in September, when about 1.200 were
employed. Between then and the pres
ent time they have served in the Unit
ed States, Culm, Porto Rico, Hawaii,
Japan, the Philippines, and even In the
Chinese campaign, according to Amer
ican Medicine. The number is now
fixed at 100 on active duty, with a
small body of "reserves" who have
seen active service and are ready to
answer future calls.
Trained nurses are permanently sta
tioned at the army hospital at San
Francisco, at the one for tuberculosis
at Fort Bayard, N. M.. and at the larg
est hospitals In the Philippines. They
are temporarily sent to any "post where
they may be needed. They serve un
der a section of the army reorganiza
tion law framed In 1900, which pro
vided that the medical department
should consist of specified medical of
ficers, of the enlisted men of the hos
pital corps, and of the nurse corps (fe
male). '
A superintendent is stationed In the
Surgeon General's office and a chief
nurse Is at each of the hospitals where
nurses are serving. Recent regulations
provide for an examination In nurs
ing, cooking and allied subjects before
promotion from the grade of nurse to
that of chief nurse. Women are em
ployed with marked success as teach
ers of nursing and cooking in the two
schools maintained to give brief pre
liminary Instruction to the hospital
corpa rscrulta. Dr. McGee urges that
in the future the nurse corps be more
largely utilized in giving systematic
ward training to fit the hospital corps
men for their duties In the smaller hos
pitals where they have no trained 'su
pervision.' She also recommends the
gradual formation of a large corps of
reserves who have received some post
graduate military training.
Cooked In a pecattar Way that Made
Tbem Ie!iclnns. '
Recently Major John B. Downing, of
Mlddleport, Ohio, was discussing army
chicken stealing and the various ways
the boya had of preparing them to be
served. The Major was a Mississippi
river pilot in his young days, and stood
at the wheel as a cub under the watch
ful eye of "Sam" Clemens, the Mark
Twain of the present day.
"Speaking of chicken stealing," said
the Major, who Is now gray and rem
iniscent, "we bad great times on the
Mississippi when Mark Twain, Jake
Estop and myself were together. Jake
would have made a typical soldier. He
could locate a fat pullet In a whole
coop of half-breeds.
"In those days we carried a great
deal of freight from points along the
Mississippi river to New Orleans, par
ticularly during the holiday season.
At many places the coops were four
and five deep on the levee when we
landed. Estep always had an eye out
for a particularly promising coop, and
usually kept In mind the place where
It had been stored away.
. "Shortly before midnight he would
go on deck and extract several plump
fowls from the coops he had 'pre
empted.' The chickens were dis
patched without a protesting squawk,
the entrails removed, but the feathers
left Intact Seasonings were then In
serted, and the fowls Inclosed in a
heavy casing of soft clay to the thick
ness of two Inches. They were then
cast among the hot embers in the ash
pan and permitted to roast to the
queen's taste. When thoroughly
cooked, they were removed, and the
clay casing broken from about them.
The feathers came away with the clay,
leaving clean, smoking hot' fowls ready
for the dish of hot butter awaiting
them upstairs. Estep with a fork
stripped the flesh from the bones Into
the melted butter, while the rest of us
stood about aud smacked our Hps tn
anticipation.. Dear, dear, but they
were goodi In cooking thein In that
way all the rich flavors were retained
I can almost taste' tbem now, and I
wish I could as a matter of fact"
According to Hia Folly.
A young Japanese compositor era
ployed on a Japanese journal hardly a
stone's throw from the Mall and Ex
press building was riding downtown
In a City Hall train the other morning.
He was engrossed In his morning pa
per and paid little attention to the
other passengers. But a fresh-looking
young man who sat next to hi m, and
who had been eyeing htm all along,
suddenly saidr
"What sort of a 'nese' are you, any
way? A Chinese or a Japanese?"
The little Jap was not caught nap
ping. Quick as a wink be replied:
"What sort of a 'key' are you, any
way; a monkey, a donkey or a Yan
kee'" The fresh young man had no more to
say, and left the train quickly when
City Hall station was reached. New
York Mall and Express.
Mast B Eaton.
A gentleman who was visiting some
friends In New York noticed that the
little girl In the family was eating
some new sort of cereal preparation.
According to the New York Times, she
seemed to eat, as Americans are said
to take their pleasures, sadly.
"Don't you like that, my dear?" in
quired the friend.
"Not pertie'ly," replied the little
"Why do you eat it then?" persist
ed the Inquirer.
The little girl paused with her spoon
on the edge of the bowl.
"It's got to be eateu," she answered,
gravely. "The grocerynian gives mam
ma a rag doll for every two packages
she buys, and It's got to be eaten every
She Can't IK It.
Mamma Johnny, I shall have to tell
your father what a naughty boy you
have been.
Johnny I guess dad's right when h
says a woman can't keep a thing to
herself. Boston Transcript.
HHATE everything In the world,"
asserted the girl, sweeplngly and
defiantly, "everything and every
body except, of course, you, Aunt
"Kitty, dear, don't talk so wickedly."
replied a voice so feeble and tired,
though sweet, that there was no need
to lie told Aunt Hester was 111.
"It's quite true," repeated Kitty; "I
do hate everything. I bate never hav
ing any money and living In these two
poky little rooms, and not being able
to take you abroad, which the doctor
says would very likely make you well
again, and having to slave day after
day teaching those horrid children
who never seem to learn anything. I all! I can't help not being
patient like you, Auntie, and If it Is
wicked to hate things, why then I
must be wicked!"
The girl stopped, completely out of
breath, and the elder woman sighed
but said nothing. She knew how hard
the poverty of their lives was to the
pretty girl of eighteen, who had
youth's natural desire for pl"asure and
pretty things. She understood how Irk
some It was to Kitty to teach three
dull children for five hours dally for
the munificent sum of 14 a year,
which money, wlth'the addition of a
very snlall annuity of hers, was all
they had to live on. She knew, too,
better than her niece, better even than
the doctor, that so far as she was con
cerned, It would soon be over; that
not even the visit to Switzerland, so
easily advised, so Impossible to ob
tain, would make very much differ
ence or very materially lengthen the
days before Kitty would be left to
fight the battle of life alone.
"Only 60," she went on bitterly. "I
have worked It all out Forf50 we
could both go to Lausanne for ten
weeks. You know that pension where
Llr.ble stayed; tbey would take the
two of us for 3 a week; that would
leave plenty for the Journey. Fifty
pound! lest than heaps of women
spend on one dress! I call it hateful
horrible unfair. Why should we have
nothing and others so much?"
She made for the park, and as she
was walking along one of Its most de
serted paths ber foot knocked against
a stone, which she kicked impatiently
away. The softness of the stone
struck her, and she looked down to
find she was kicking a purse. She
picked it up and examined It carefully.
It was nearly new, of green leather,
curiously worked with black, and the
monogram, "A. K." stamped in gold
In one corner.
"It Is so light there can be nothing
In It," she said to herself, and opened
it. A shilling and four pennies fell
Into her hand, and then some pieces of
folded paper, five Bank of ' England
notes for 10 each. There was no one
near. Kitty's bead swam, her eyes
grew misty, she felt sick and faint as
the temptation unfolded itself to ber.
Here was the exact sum needed to re
store Aunt Hester to health: there was
no name in the purse, no clew to the
owner; surely, since It bad come to her
at that moment when she so much
needed 30, It must have been sent by
Providence. Surely It would be only
right for ber to keep it. Thus she rea
soned, knowing the weakness of her
arguments, realizing, but refusing to
consider, that she contemplated com
mitting a theft. And after the theft,
lies would be necessary, for if Aunt
Hester had the faintest idea of how
the money was obtained, she would
certainly refuse to even touch it, and
would Insist on making every effort to
find its owner.
If Miss Ormond had not been the
most simple-minded and unsuspecting
of women she would never have be
lieved that Mrs. Harper, the by no
means rich mother of her niece's pu
pils, would give her a present of 50,
for this was the very feeble lie by
which Kitty accounted for her posses
sion of the money. Miss Ormond was
anxious to write and thank the lady,
but Kitty averred that Mrs. Harper
had made a condition she should re
ceive no thanks for ber gift, and Miss
Ormond, into whose guileless mind no
shadow of suspicion entered, obeyed,
though a little unwillingly. "Such a
magnificent, such a princely gift"
she kept on murmuring gently, "It
seems rude and ungrateful for me not
to thank her, but of course we must
do as she wishes. I hope, Kitty, you
said how deeply grateful we both
A week later and the dingy lodgings
were left and aunt and niece started
for Switzerland. Aunt Hester bore the
Journey very well, and they were soon
installed in a comfortable pension
overlooking the azure waters of Lake
Lemau, on the other side of which In
snow-clad majesty the peaked Alps
keep guard.
Then suddenly one, day when they
had been In Lausanne for six weeks!
and Kitty congratulated herself that
ber aunt waa so much better she had
not sinned In vain, the end came. Aunt
Hester " returned from a walk, felt
tired, and went to He down. In two
hours the auare little Swiss doctor
waa assuring the almost frantic Kitty
that nothing could save Miss Ormond.
"If all your famous London doctors
bsd been here. Mademoiselle, they
could have done nothing. Her heart
failed suddenly. I sympathize much
with you."
Mrs. Allen, the lady with whom she
lived, -was so sorry for the lonely girl
that she always asked her to Join any
little entertainment that took place.
Kitty never accepted these kindly
meant Invitations. She was so un
happy that he had no heart for any
thing of the kind. One evening, how
ever, sli relented. A small muRloal
party was to be given and one f the
pupils, girl of whom Kitty had be
come very fond, begged, her to accept
Mrs. Allen's Invitation to join it
"My brother, who is staying at Lau
sanne now, is coming." she ssld proud
ly. "He sings splendidly, and you play
accompaniments so well that I want
you to play his. I told Mrs. Allen I
a I
would Implore you to come. Do, there's
a darling. You needn't stay down
stairs all the evening If you are tired,
only I do want you to hear Arthur
sing and see him, too; he Is just per
fect!" For Janle thought there was
no one in the world fit to compare
with her eldest brother.
Kitty acceded to the earnest request,
though when she found herself in the
drawing-room that evening she was
almost sorry she had given in. There
was no help for. It then, however, and
she bowed gracefully to the tall, dark
young man who was immediately in
troduced to her by his enthusiastic
"Miss Ormond Is going to play your
accompaniments, Arthur," she said Im
petuously. "She plays beautifully, and
I have told her all about your wonder
ful singing."
The man smiled.
"I am afraid my little sister talks
too much," he said. "She is so proud
of my singing that she expects every
one to be equally enthusiastic!"
During the evening be asked his sis
ter Why Miss Ormond looked so un
happy, and she told him that Miss Or
mond had brought ber aunt out to
Lausanne hoping thereby to restore
ber health, and "how she had died sud
denly. "The poor thing Is quite alone
In the world, and very poor," Janle
continued, "so Mrs. Allen asked ber to
live with her. She must have loved
that aunt awfully, because It Is mora
than two years since she died, and
Miss Ormond always has that sad ex
pression." Tha young man found that
Janle' had by no means exaggerated
Miss Ormond's playing powers, and al-.
though not at all Impressionable, he
could not help feeling Interested In the
beautiful, sad, and apparently friend
less girl. He stayed In Lausanne for
some time, and very often saw his sit
ter, and always managed to see Miss
Ormond at the same time.
"Kitty, dear." he said tenderly, "why
are you ao much astonished? You
must have known I loved you. My
poor little girl, all alone in the world.
Janle has told me all about your trou
bles, and now I am going to make you
happy again. You are too young and
pretty to have that sad face always."
But the girl shrank from him.
"I can't," she murmured brokenly.
"I love you, oh, yes, I love you, but
I can never marry you nor any other
The anguish in ber voice and face
was so Intense that the'man looked at
her in astonishment.
"What is It, my darling? Why do
you talk so strangely? Why, if you
love me, can't you marry me? You
speak as If you had committed a
"So I have," she answered, and It
was bis turn to start back and ex
claim, "Kitty, what do you mean?"
"Listen," she said miserably, and
then she tells ber story.
Her eyea were on the ground, and
she did not see' the curious light in
"It Is odd there was exactly the 50
you wanted, no more, no less," he ob
served quietly, to ber astonishment
"There was aomething else," she an
swered, "a "
But be Interrupted her: '
"A shilling and four pennies were In
It as well; the purse was green
worked with black, and A. K. was
stamped In gold In one corner."
"A. K.!" she cried. "Arthur King!
It was your purse. Oh, let me go. Let
me go, let me never see you again!"
He held her firmly.
"My darling, the money Is nothing to
me In comparison with what you have
suffered. I am glad you had the mon
ey, glad that through me you were
able to give your' aunt a little happi
ness at the end. And for yourself,
Kitty, you must be happy again now.
After all, yon used my money, and ft
is only fair you should give me some
thing in exchange."
"I have nothing to, give, 'at least
hardly anything. I have only been able
to save 10. Oh, Arthur, how you
must hate me!"
"I don't want money, Kitty. You can
give me the only thing In the world
that I want, and that Is " She
looked at him in wonderment. "Your
self," he finished, and she said no
more. New York News.
The Wounded Duelist.
At the recent congress of physicians
in New Orleans a story about Dr.
Lorens went the rounds.
' Dr. Lorenz, some years ago, was
summoned suddenly to the bedside of
a Frenchman who bad been wounded
In a dueL' '
"Come Immediately and bring
plenty of surgical appliances,", said
the summoner, "for you will find your
patient In a serious situation."
Accordingly the physician and hit
assistant loaded Into their carriage
great quantity of bandages, and Iodo
form gauze and absorbent cotton, to
gether with probes of every size and
shape, anaesthetics and splints. They
were equipped to dress the wounds of
a small army, and great therefore,
was their disgust, upon reaching the
Frenchman's house, to find that noth
ing ailed him but a mere tword
scratch In the forearm.
Dr. Lorens, with a smile, sent bis
assistant for some warm water, and
wafted for Its arrival to dress the tiny
wound. The Frenchman, groaning
fearfully, said to him:
"Is my arm hurt serious, sir?"
"Very serious. Indeed," replied the
physician. "I'm afraid. If my assist
ant doesn't hurry it will heal of Itself
before he gets back."
American Cigarettes In India.
It la now said that the cigarette
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been captured by America. It is ths
old story over again surplus stock
sold at ruinous prices. . Ten American
cigarette, don up In a box, can b
bought to-day in any Indian bazaar for
half penny.
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