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b ft; A BIRD OmSSAGE. By BEATRICE UARRADEK. It was about 4 In the afternoon wheft a young girl come Into the union ot the little hotel nt C., In Switzerland, and drew her choir up to the fire. / "You ate soaked through," Bald nn elderly lady, who was herself trying to got Coasted. "You ought to loso no time In changing your clothes." "I have not anything to change," said the young girl, laughing. "Oh, I shall •oon be dry I" "Havo you lost all your luggage?" asked the Indy sympathetically. "No," sold tho yoxmg glrlj "I had none to lose," and she smiled a little mischievously, as though she know by Instinct that her companion's sympathy would at once degenerate Into suspicion. "I don't mean to say I have not a knap- «ack," she ndded considerately. "I hnvo walked a long distance—In fact, from Z." "And where did you leave your companions?" asked the Indy, with a touch of for- glvMiess In her voice. . "1 run without companions, just ns I am without luggage," laughed tho girl. And then sho opened the piano and struck a few notes. There was something caressing In the way In which she touched the keys. Whoever sho was, she knew how to make sweet music—sad music, too, full of that undefinablo longing, like the holding out of one's arms to one's friends in the hopeless distance. The lady bonding over tho flro looked tip at the littlo girl and forgot that sr, o had brought neither friends nor lugg;dge •with hor. Sho hesitated for one inoiucnt, and thon sho took tho childish fn.co between hor hands and kissed It. "Thank you, dear, for your music," sho Bald gently. "Tho piano IB terribly out of tune," said the littlo girl suddenly, and she ran out of the room and came back carrying her knapsack. "What are you going to do?" asked her companion. "I am going to tunothe piano," the little girl said, and sho took a tuning hammer out of her knapsack end began her work in real earnest. She evidently know •What she was about and pegged away at the notes as though her whole life depended on the result. The lady by the flro was lost In amazement. Who could she be? Without luggage and without friends and with a tun- Ing hammer! Meanwhile ono of tho gentlemen had •trolled Into tho salon; but, hearing tho Bound of tuning and being in secret poi- Besslon of nerves, he fled, saying, "The tuner, by Jovo!" A few minutes afterward Miss Blake, Whoso nerves wore no secret possession, hastened into the salon and in her usual Imperious fashion demanded instant silence. "I havo just done," said tho little girl. "The piano was so terribly out of tune I could not resist the temptation." Miss Blake, who never listened to what any ono said, took it for granted that the little girl was tho tuner for whom M. le Fropriotairo had promised to send, and having bestowed on her a condescending nod passed out Into the garden, where sho told some of tho visitors that the piano had been tuned at last, and that tho tuner was • young woman of rather eccentric appearance. "Really, it is qulto abominable how Women thrust themselves into every profession, "she remarked in her masculine voice. "It is so unfominlne, no unseemly." There was nothing of tho feminine about Miss Blake. Her horsecloth dress, her Waistcoat and high collar and hor billy- cock hat woro of tho masculine genuf. Even hor nerve* could not bo called feminine, since wo learn from two or throe doctors—taken off their guard—that nerves are neither feminine nor masculine, but common. "I should like to see this tuner," said ono of tho tennis players, loaning against a tree. '• Hero she comes," said Miss Blake as tho littlo girl was scon sauntering into tho garden. Tho won put up their eyeglasses and §aw a littlo lady with a childish face uud soft brown hair, of strictly feminine up- penranco and bearing. Tho gout camo toward hor and began nibbling at her frock. Sho noeined to understand tho manner of goats and playod with him to bis heart's content. Ono ot the tennis players, Oswald Evorard by numo, strolled down to tho bank where sho was having hor frolic. ''Good afternoon," ho said, raising till cap. ''I hope the goat is not worrying you. Poor littlo fullowl This 1s his lust day of play, lio Is to bo killed tomorrow for tublo a'hoto." "What a shamol" sho said. "Fancy to lie killed, and then grumbled atl" "That Is precisely what wo do hero," ho •«ld, laughing. "Wo grumble at everything wo wit, Aud I own to being «no of the grumpiest, though tho lady In tho horsecloth dross yonder follow* olow> upon my hoels." ''She was tho lady who was annoyod at mo bocuuBo I tuned tho piano," tho littlo girl wild. "Still it had to bo done. It was plainly my duty, I seemed to Imvo oonio for that purpoM." "It lias Iwen confoundedly annoying having it out ut tune," ho suid. ''I'vehud to glvo up singing altogether. liut whut • ttnuige profowion you huvo ubocon, Very unusual, Isn't it?" "Why, surely not, "sho answered, amused. "It seems to mo that ovory other woman has taken to it. Tho wonder to mo is thut any ono evor scows n suocowi. Nowadays, however, no onu could ia»iunt u lingo fortune out of it." "No ono, Indoodl" ronlled Oswald Kvor- tml, laughing. "Whnt ou earth luudo you toko to It?" "It took tomo,"kho said simply. "It wrapped uio wound with onUiuuliuim, I could think of nothing ulno. I vowed thut I would rlso to tho top of my profession, I worked day and night. Hut It moauii lu- otuuuuit toll for yuutti if ono wuuU to niako any hood way." "Good griu.ilo.unI I thought It wui merely u umttor of u fow luouUui," ho said, mulling ut thu little girl. "A fow months! 1 ' sho rcpcaUxl scornfully, "You uro spwiklng (ho language of tut uuiutour. No, 0110 has to work faithfully your after your to grujp thu powibilltiuii und I'uw on to gwito* pawl WJ 111 us. You Jmuglno whut it nuut fool llko to touuh tho uoten und know tlmt you uro keeping tbo JUtonors upollbuuiidi tlmt you wo luk- Jng thoin Into u fulryltuid ot sound, whero }UMtty pommullty la lost iu vuguu lunging uud rogrot." "I confess I had not thought of It lu tlmt way," ho wild humbly. "1 havo only rogurdeil It un a iiwwiKuy, uvwyduy I'vll Add, to bu ijullo homwt with you, I full to too how it can Inspire enthusiasm. I 11 could sw," lu> uddod, loakjug up «t tho engaging littlo figure befofce htfh. 1 'Never mind, ' ' she said, laugWng at his distress, "I forgive you. And, after all, you ore hot 'the only person who looks upon It ns a necessary evil. My poor old guardian abominated it. He made many sacrifices to come and listen to me. Ho knew 1 liked to see his kind old face, and that the presence of a real friend Inspired me with confidence. " "I should not have thought it was nervous work," he said. "Try it and see," she answered. "B „ surely you spoke of singing. Are you jj 0 | nervous when you sing?" "Sometimes," he replied rather • t i\rr\ v "But that Is slightly different. " ^ very proud of his singing and ma'" '.„.. ____f fuss about it. "Your profesBir £ tuslrl marked .before, is MI uuavoittal- ^ ^ u , S8nce . When I think what I have Ing with u book. 1t ,) c )5 nc$s tohleaccouti d'hote, dinno- , all t' tho gentlemen of your pro ^ eSB , on t only wonder that I have any br ,, lng lef J B u t I am uncourteous." "No, no," sho said. » M mo hcor about your sufferings.' » "Whenever 1 havr , gpcoInUy w(mted £" ql l» i',' ui?? l<il •* nd then to glanced at her childish littlo fac0) ond he he8ltatc a. "It seems «u rud' j of jnO) .. j^, Bddcd> He was the soul of cour teBy although ho was an amateur to- aot s i ngor . "Please to) j me .. the mtle glr] snjd ln her winning no Botd ' gathering himself to- lt ls HlQ one subject on which I can oo_r joquent. Ever since I can remcm- bp r > * /lave been worried and tortured by those ( rnacnig. j have tried in every way to cscr *pe from them, but there if a cruel fate w ' jrklng against mo. Yes, I believe that r M tho tuners in the universe ore in league against mo and have marked me out for their special prey. ' ' "All the what?" asked tho littlo girl, with a jerk in hor voice. ''All tho tuners, of course, " bo repltal rather snappishly. ''I know that wo cannot do without them. But, good heavens, they havo no toot, no consideration, no mercy! Whenever I've wanted to write or read quietly, that fatal knock Ifos come to tho door, and I'vo known by Instinct that all chance of peace was ovor. Whenever I've been giving a luncheon party, the tuner has arrived, with his abominable black bag and his abominable card, which has to bo signed at once. On ono occasion I was just proposing to a girl in her fa ther's library, when tho tuner struck up in the drawing room. I left off suddenly and fled from the house. But there is no escape from these fiends. I believe they oreswarmlngabout in the air like so many bacteria. And how in tho name of goodness you should deliberately choose to bo ono of them and should be so enthusiastic ovor your work puzzles me beyond all words. Don't say that you carry a black bag, and present cords which havo boon filled up at the most inconvenient time. Don't" Ho stopped suddenly, for tho littlo girl was convulsed with laughter. Sho laughed until tho tears rolled down her cheeks, and than she dried her eyes and laughed Bgnln "Excuse me," she said; "I can't help myself; It's so funny. " "It may be funny to you," ho said, laughing in splto of himself, "but it is not tunny tome." "Of course it isn't," she replied, making a desperate eflort'to be serious. "Well, tell me something more about those tun- ore, " "Not another word, " he said gallantly. "I am ashamed of myself as it is. Come to the end of the garden, and lot mo show you the fine view down the valley." She had conquered hor fit of merriment, but her face wore a settled look of mis- tlilof, and she was evidently tho possessor ot some secret joke. Sho scorned In capital health and spirits and hud so much to say that was bright and Interesting that Oswald Everard found himself becoming reconciled to tho whole ruco of tuners. Ho was amazed to learn that sho had walked all tho way from Z.. and quite alone too. "Oh, I don't think anything of that," sho said. "I had a splendid! time, and I caught four raro butterflies. I would not llave missed those for anything. As for tho going about by my sol f, that Is a second nature. Besides I do not belong to any ono. That has its advantages, and I supposo its disadvantages, but at prusont I huve only discovered tho advantages. Tho disadvantages will discover themselves." "I boliovo you are what tho novels call an advanced young woman," ho said. " Perhaps you givo lectures on woman's tuffrugo or something of that sort. " •'I havo very often mounted tho platform, ' ' sho answered. " In fact, I am novor so happy us when addressing an immense audience. Amostunfominlne thing to do, isn't it? What would tho lady yonder iu the horsecloth dress aud billycock hut say? Don't you think you ought to go ami help hor to drlvo away the gout? Sho looks so frightened, Sho Interests mo deeply. I wonder whuther sho has written an essay on tho feminine in woman. I should llko to rood it; it would do mo so much good." "You ore at loust a true woman, " ho said, laughing, "for I BOO you oaubosplto- ful. Tho tuning bus uot driven tlmt uwuy. " ''Ah, I hud forgotten about tho tun- Ing," sho unsworod brightly, "b*it now you remind mo I Imvo boon Bult.^d by a greut Idou." "Won't you toll it to luef" ho naked. "No," tho aii«vvoralj "I koop uiy groat Ideas for myself und work them out lu so- erot. Aud thin ono U particularly oiuus- tug. What fun I B.tiftll havo!" "But why koop the fun to yourself?" ho •aid. "Wo all want to bo luuuaod hero. Wo all want to bo stlrrod up. A littlo fun would )xi u oliurlty . " "Very woll, siiioo you wiuh It, you shall bo sllrnxl up," shu aiiBwonxl, "but you must glvo mo timo to work out my groat iduu. 1 do not hurry about things, not own ubout my prufoiMiouttl diitKw, for I Imvo u strong fooling thut it la vulgar to bo ulwuyH mnaBBlng riches, As I Imvo neither u husband nor u brother to mipport, 1 liuro oho«oj) Imw wealth and moro loUuro to oujoy all tho lovolluofii of llfo. Bo, you soo, I take my MIIIO about uvory thing. And tomorrow 1 shall catoh buttorlllos itt my leisure and llo uiuoiig tho dour old nluou and work at my grout idoa." "I kliull ittttuh buttorlltott, " wild her companion. "Aud I, too, ttliull llo uiuoiig tho dour old pliioc." "JUKI wi you plwwo," «ho wild, und ut thut iiioiutmt tho tublu d'hote boll rang. Tho littlo girl biMUmod to tho bureau mill gpuko rapidly in Gorman to tho ctuh- lor. "Aeh, fruuU'liil" hu «at(i. "You uro not willy sorlutiii?" "You, 1 uin," bhu said. "I dou't wuiit thorn to know my uimio. It will only worry iim, b'uy I (iiu tho yuttug lady who tunod thu plunu. " Shu huil Ki'urcoly given thoau dlvoutlnus anil imnuUiMl to hor room \vliun Ot>w»ld KviTuril, who wtia unusually latorobk>il In hid myutoi'touti iioniuuiiluu, ouuiu U> thu buivuvi wul ubiiwl fur tho aiuuu of Uio 1H- tlu luily. Ut dui fruulolu \Yolcho» dtupluuo i»i!BWoroUtuoiiuvu, roturu- spoku to the littlo girl at tnbl t for nil that she enjoyed her 1 gave luir Rorlous attention to . jo courses. Being thus solely oucu P' c ' 4 sho hnd 2iot much lolsuro to bestow °r . tho conversution of the other guests a .for wns it specially original. It treutoc of the shortcomings of tho chef, tho taste Inssnnss of the soup, the toughness of tho beef and nil the many fallings which go to complete a mountain hotel dinner. Bui suddenly, so it scoinod to tho girl, this time honored tnlk passed Into nnothor phase. Sho heard the word music incur tloncd, and eho hccnino nt onco Interested to lenrii what thoso people hnd to eay on n subject which wns dearer to her than any other. "For my own part," snld n stem look- Ing old man, "I havo no words to describe what n gracious comfort music has boon to me all my llfo. It Is tho noblest language which man understands and speaks, and I sometimes think that thoso who know It, or know something of It, are nblo nt rnre moments to find an answer to life's perplexing problems." Tho llttit girl looked up from her pinto. Robert Browning's words rose to her lips, but she <lld not glvo them utterance: God has a few of us whom he whispers in the ear. The rest may reason, and welcome; 'tla wo musicians know. ''I havo lived through a long llfo," said nnother elderly man, ''and h/ive therefore had my share of trouble, but the grief oi being obliged to give up music was the griof which hold me tho longest, or which perhaps IWH never left me. I still crave for tho gracious plcnsuro of touching once more tho strings of a violoncello and hearing tho dear, tender voice singing and throbbing and answering even to such poor skill as mine. I still yearn to take my part In concerted music and be ono of those privileged to piny Beethoven's string quartets. But that will havo to be in another incarnation, I think." He glanced at his shrunken arm, and then, as though ashamed of this allusion to his own personal tgnrmlty, ho added hastily: "But when tho first pang of such o> pain Is over thorp remains tho comfort of being a listener. At first ono docs not think it a comfort, but as time goes on there is no resisting its magic Influence. And Lowell said rightly that 'ono of God's greatest charities is music.' " "I did not know you were musical, Mr. Koith," said an Englishlody. "You have never before spoken of music." ''Perhaps not, madam," ho answered. "One does not often speak of what one cores for most of all. But when I am in London I rarely miss hearing our best players." At this point others joined in, and tho various merits of eminent pianists were warmly discussed. "What a wonderful name that little English lady has made for herself I" said tho major, who wns considered an authority on all subjects, "Iwould go anywhere to hear Miss Thyra Flowerdow. Wo all ought to be very proud of hor. She has taken even the German musical world by storm, and they say her recitals at Paris Imvo been brilliantly successful. I myself have heard her nt New York, Loipsic, London, Berlin nnd even Chicago." Tho little girl stirred uneasily in her chair. I don't think Miss Flowerdow has ever been to Chicago," sho suid. There was a dcnd silence. Tho admirer of Miss Thyrn Flowerdow looked much annoyed and twiddled his watch chain. Ho bod meant to suy Philadelphia, but he did not think it necessary to own to his mistake. "What impertinence!" said ono of tho ladles to Miss Blake. •' Whnt can sho know about it? Is sho not the young person who tuned tho piano?" "Perhaps sho tuu«s Miss Thyra Flowerdew's piano!" suggested Miss Blako in a loud whisper. "You aro right, inndam," said tho littlo girl quietly. "I havo often tuucd Miss Flpwordow's piano." There was another embarrassing silence, and then a lovely old lady whom every ono reverenced cnmo to tho rescue. ''I think hor playing is simply superb," she wild. "Nothing that I ovor hear satisfies mo so entirely. Sho has all tho tan- derness of nn angel's touch." "Listening to hor," suid the major, who had now recovered from his annoyance nt being Interrupted, "one becomes unconscious ot bar presence, for sho Is tho music Itsolf. And that is rare. It is but seldom nowadays thut wo uro allowed to forget tho personality of tho player. And yot her personality la an unusual ono. Having onco seen hor it would not bo easy to forgot hor. I should rocognIzo hor anywluiro.'' As ho spoko ho glunood at tho little tuner and could uot help admiring her dignified composure under circumstances which might havo been distressing to any ono, and whou she roso with thu others ho followed hor and said stiflly: "I regret thut I wns tho Indirect cause of putting you lu un nwkwurd postiioti." "It is rcully */ no consequence," sho •aid brightly. If you think I was Impertinent, I usk your forgiveness, I did nut mean to bo oJHoloug. Tho words woro •pokon boforo I WUH nwurp of thorn." Shu paused Into tho salon, whero shu found a quiet corner for huriiulf and rt'uil •omo of uio newspapers. No ono took tho slightest notice of hor, not n word was ipokou to hor, but when sho ivllovii! tho eompuiiy of hor prusouoo hor iiupurtluoiioo was oomniuntod OB. '•I am sorry tlitrt slio heard what I Mild," romnrkod Miss Hlnko. "lint sho did not tooui to wind. Those young woinon who go out Into tho world lotto tho ixlguof their tousklvunosB uiul fomluluity. 1 Imvo always observed thut." "How much tjioy uro spared thonl" an- iworccl uomo ono. Mcmiwhllo thu littlo girl Hlept soundly. Sho hnd morry Uivamu unit llimily \voko up laughing. Sho hurried ovor hor breakfast lud thon stood rvudy to go for u butUirlly liuut. Bho looked thoroughly happy ami evidently had found and wa» holding tightly tho key to life's enjoyment. Oswald ICverunl was willing ou tho balcony, ami ho nuniiulud hor that ho iutoml- od to go with hor. "Como along thon," the unsworud. "Wo m nut noc lotto a moment." Thoy caught buttorlllou, thoy ulukitl loworn, thoy run, thoy lingered by thu wuytldu, thoy sung, thoy olliubod, and hu niurvoled ut hur unsy su«od. Nothing soomod to tiro hor, nnd everything nouim'd to dollght hor—tho (towcra, thu bird*, tlm clouds, tho grussoa uud tho friigruuuo of Jio, pluo wuoiU, "Is it nut good to llvof" Bho cried. "In t not uplomlld to titko lu this Boontoil ulr? )ruw in us inauy long bruutlis us you cun. mi'* it good? Don't you fool now us li you woro voudy to move iiioun- I do. \VluU u dour old wiliiu Nu- uro U! How iho i>ou u« uud gives UB Uio Mwt of Jiw tiviisurt'sl" Hor liuj)p.hK'BsiHvuded Oswuld Evonml'ri •otd, and he folt like a schoolboy onee more, rejoicing In a fine day and his liberty, with nothing to spoil the freshness of the air and nothing to threaten the freedom of the moment. "Is It not good to live?" he cried. "Yes, Indeed It is, If wo know how to enjoy." Thoy hnd como upon some haymakers, and tho littlo girl hastened up to help them. There she was In tho midst of them, laughing and talking to the women and helping thorn to pile up the hay on the shoulders of a brond backed man, who then convoyed Ms burden to a pear shaped stack. Oswald Evorard watched his companion for a moment, and thon, qulto forgetting his dignity ns nn amntexir tenor singer, he, too, lent his nld and did not leave off until his companion sank exhausted on tho ground. "Oh," she laughed, "what delightful work for n very short tlmol Como along; let us go into that brown chalet yonder and ask for some milk. I am simply pnrch- ed with thirst. Thank you, but I prefer to carry my own flowers." "What an independent little Indy you ore," hosnid. "It Is qulto necessary In our profession, lean assure you," she said, With a tone of mischief in her volco. "Th»t reminds mo that my profession Is evidently not looked upon with any favor by tho visitors of tho hotel. I am heartbroken to think that I havo not won the esteem of that lady in tho billycock hat. What will sho say to you for coming out with mo? And what will sho sny of mo for allowing you to como? I wonder whether sho will sny, 'How unfeminlnel' I wish I could hear her!" "I doftt suppose you care," ho snld. "You seem to bo a wild littlo bird." "I don't care what n person of that description says," replied his companion. ''Whnt on earth made you contradict the major nt dinner last night?" ho asked. "I wns not nt the table, but some one told mo of tho incident, and I felt very sorry about it. Whnt could you know of Miss Thyrn Flowerdew?" "Well, considering that sho is in my profession, of course I know something about hor," said the littlo girl. "Confound It all!" ho said rather rudely. "Surely there is some difference between tho bellows blower and the organist." "Absolutely none," sho answered— merely n variation of the original theme.'' As she spoko she knocked at tho door of the cha-let and asked the old damo to glvo them some milk. They sat lu tho stube, and tho little girl looked about and admired tho spinning wheel, and the quaint chairs, nnd the queer old jugs, and the pictures on the wall. "Ah, but you shall sco tho other room," the old peasant woman said, and she led thorn into a small apartment which was evidently intended for a study. It bore evidences of unusual taste and care, and jno could see that some loving hnnd had been trying to make it a real sanctum of refinement. There was even n small piano. A carved bookrack was fastened to tho wall. Tho old dnino did not speak at first. She javo her guests time to recover from the astonishment which sho felt they must bo experiencing. Then she pointed proudly ;o tho pluno. "I bought that for my daughters," sho sold, with a strange mixture of sadness mil triumph. "I wanted to keep thorn at lome with me, and I saved und saved and fot enough money to buy tho piano. They lad always wanted to havo one, nnd I .bought they would then stay with me. They liked music nnd books, nnd I knew •hoy would be j?lnd to have » room of their own, whero thoy might reuil and play and study, and so I gave thorn this corner." "Woll, mother," asked the little girl, "and where arc thoy this afternoon?" "Ah," sho answered sadly, "thoy did not care to stay. But it was natural enough, and I was foolish to grieve. Besides tboy come to see mo" ''And then thoy play to you?" asked tho girl gently. "They say tho piano is out of tune," the old damo said. "I don't know. Perhaps you can tell." The littlo girl sat down to tho piano and struck a faw chords. "Yes," sho said, "it is badly out of tune. Glvo mo tho tuning hammer. I um sorry," sho added, smiling at Oswald Evoranl, "but I cannot noglcot niy duty. Dou't wait for me." , "I will wait for you," ho said sullenly, and ho went into tho balcony and smoked Ills plpo anil tried to possess his soul iu patience. Wlion B!IO had faithfully dono her work, sho played u fow simple melodies, such us she know tho old woman would love and uiidertitaud, and she turned awuy when sho suw thut tho listener's oycs were moist ''Play onco again," tho old woman whls- >oml. ''I am drowning ot bountiful things." So tho littlo tuner touched tho keys again with nil tho tenderness of un iingol. "Toll your daughters," sho said as she rose to say goodhy, "that tho pluno Is now n good tuim. Thon thoy will play to you tho next time thu? como." "I shall alwiiyt) remember you, made- iioisollo," tho old woman siild, and almost unconsciously sho took tho chlUUah face and kissed It. Oswald Kvomrd wan waiting for his companion In tho huyfiold. aud who,)} she apologized to him for this littlo professional Intermezzo, ns sho called it, ho rocovw- od from his sulkliiess and reudjustod his iiorvoB, whioh tho nolso of tho tuning hud somewhat disturb^ "It wiis very geod of you to timo tho >ld dome's plunu," ho tutld, lucking ut her vlth ronowod lutorost. "801110 ono hud to do It, of cimrtii>," sho uiuwitrud brightly, ''und I am glud iho 'bunco foil to mo. Whut u comfort it U o think that thu mat timo thosu iluugh torn oomu to suu hor thoy will pluy to hor uud muku hor very happy—pour old dear." "You puzzle mo greatly," ho wild. "1 oaunot for tho llfo of mo think what uuiilu 'ou ohoouo your culling. You must havo uuny gifts—uny ono who lulkn with you uiut BOO thut ut unco, uud you pluy qulto ulcoly too," 'I am sorry thut my profusion slicks In r throut," sho uusworud. "Do bu hunkful thut I um nothing wurtu thuu u uiiur, for 1 might bo fiouiotlitng woiiio— uniiou, for 1 nut unco." Aud, so Hpiuikliig, »hu dunliod after u lUttorily uud luft him to rooovur fmm her WWtla. llo was coimoloua of having do urvod u rvprouf, und when ut lust hu ovor- ook hor ho said uu much mid uukint for hor kind ImlulKOJKHj, ''I furglvu you," bhu fiulil, laughing. You luid 1 uro not looking ut things from ho sumo point of vlmv, but wo huvo hud u uloiullil luurulng together, uud 1 havo enjoyed ovory luluuto of It. And tomorrow I goon my way." "Ami tomorrow you go," hu ivpeuioU. Cuu it not bu iho iluy uftor tomorrow t" ''I ttlll It 1)1 I'll Of IMIStUlgl 1 ," Kill) Kill), iliuklnjf hor lu'iul. ''You mubtiiot swl; in "otulli mo. 1 huvo tuUoii my ival, iiiul on' 1 go to other climes." They had nrrivrd at tho hotel, and Os vrnld Kvornnl saw no more of his compnn ion until tho evening, when she cnmo down rnthcrlato for table d'hote. Shehur ried over hor dinner and went into tho salon. Sho closed tho door nnd sat down to the plnno nnd lingered there wlthoii touching tho keys. Onco or twice sho raised her hands, and then sho lot them rest on the notes, nnd half unconsciously they begnn to move and make sweet music, and thon they drifted into Schumann's " Abendlicd," nnd then tho little girl played so/no of his "Klndorjicenen," aud some of his "Fnntnslo Stucko," and some of his songs. Her touch nnd fooling were exquisite, nnd her phrasing betrayed the true musician, The strains of music reached tho dining room, and one by ono tho guests cnmo creeping in, moved by tho music and anxious to sco tho musician. The little girl did not look up. She was In a Schumann mood that evening, anil only tho players of Schumann know what enthralling possession ho tnkes of their very spirit. All the pnssion and pathos nnd wlldnoss and longing had found an inspired Interpreter, nnd thoso who listened to her wore held by tho mnglo which was her own secret, and which had won for her suoh honor ns comes only to tho fey. She understood Schumann's music nml was at hor best with him. " At last sho arrived at tho "Cnrnovnl, and thoso who heard hor declared nf terwurd that thoy had novor listened to a more magnificent rendering. Tho tenderness was so restrained; tho vigor was so refined. When tho Inst notes of thnt spirited "March* dcs Dnvldsbundler Contra les Philistius" hnd died away, she glanced at Oswald Evernrd, who was standing near her, almost dazed. "And now my favorite piece of all," she said, and sho at onco began the "Second Novellctto," tho finest of the eight, but seldom played in public. What can ono say of tho wild rush of tho leading thomo and the pathetic longing of the intermezzo? The murmuring dying notes That fall as soft as snow on the se»; And— The passionate strain that, deeply going, Refines the bosom it trembles through. The little girl ceased playing. There was not a sound to bo heard. The magic was still holding her listeners. When at last they had freed themselves with a sigh, they pressed forward to greet her. "There Is only one person who can play like that," cried the major, with sudden inspiration—"sho is Miss Thyra Flowerdew." Tho littlo girl smiled. '•That Is my name, "she said simply, and she slipped out of tho room. The next morning at an early hour the bird of passage took hor flight onward, but she was not destined to go off unobserved. Oswald Evcrnrd saw tho littlo lig- ure swinging along the road, and ho overtook her. "You littlo wild bird!" ho said, "and so this wns your great idea, to huve your fun out of us all and then play to us and make us fed I don't know how—and then to go." "I hope I have proved to you that tho bellows blower nnd tho organist are sometimes identical," sho answered. But ho shook his head. "Littlo wild bird, "ho said, "you have given me a grent iilcn, and I will toll you what It is—to tanio you. So goodby for tho present." "Goodby," sho snld. "But wild birds are not so rosily tamed." Then sin waved her hnnd over hor head and went ou hor wny singing.—Blockwood's. NEW JAPANESE TREATY. Croat Iliituin Fully Keeognisei Her ns • Civlllzml Nation. WASHINGTON, Ang, W.— Japan has nt last succeeded in an object very dear to hei people and for which the government has striven with all of tho urts of diplomacy for laauy yearn. News has been received here by the diplomatic corps that n new treaty has just baen negotiated between Japan and Great Britain by which the cliiini of ex-territorial jurisdiction by the latter is abandoned. Negotiations looking to tho ratification ot similar treaties are going ou between Japan und tho United States and other European nations than Great Britain, aud it is assumed they will now speedily follow tho example set by the latter anil fully recognizo the right of Japan to administer justice in her own territory. The importance of Groat Britain's action which by tho way rather intends to discredit tho stories that sha is hostile to Japan in her present war, lias in tho fact tlmt it is ruully the recognition of Japan as n fully civilized power. Tho abortion of extra territorial jurisdiction has nhvayd been confined to barbarous inn) gmniuivllued countries whose ignorance of tho flrst principles of justice mill law seemed to rouder imperative the retention by (ha civilized nations of the power to administer justice whoro their own citizens woro concerned, oven us against natives of the •eiuioivilizttl country und within its bonier^ This hau boon dona through ilie medium oi conmiiar courts aud thu •ystem obtains in Egypt, China, Japan, Turkey und many other countries. Ever since the wiivo of civilzutiou rollod over Japan, her eonsitivo and proud pooplo huve rusonteil tho contiiuiunco of the extra territorial jurisdiction system, nut •ok'ly bt'cuim' of its workings, but also bt'untuu it was it standing doclanitlon that Jii|)nn wit* nut civilized and wus a ri'Hi'ctiou upon tho Jnpnuoau' judiciary. Thori'foro the action of Grout LJrituin in Burri'iuti'i'iuK tlm I'luiui In Uio new twity la of grout iii)|>orlHiK'o to Jupnu an murk- ing u iltatlnut opoch In hor mlvuiicomout to tho front ruuk of urtiouu. Cut lilt Ulillilnm'* Throklf. MKUJUUKNK, Aug. 8H.—A nuttier at Ruttiglun tmviiiK booomo iuvolvitil in 11 ihvijKirato Iliiiinoiul troublo, out tho throaU ot his thnni children, shot u nt'inhlxn' ilnad who tritxl to inturfuro und tuuu took hia own lifo. llurmi I'vuu* llru|M > UOMK, AUK. S«.-~(Juoon MurgharlU wuiit lu tho |iiwiiifo of Turin mtvorwl imya ii£u U> visit liunm und Uttruiunw Pooon. On Saturday, wlu-u uscoiuUiiK Aliu, tuo buron drumuil iluuii from hvuri loss is estimated to be 1.500,"(KKJ roubles. Oetnlneit by British Authorities, AfiBs, Arabia, Aug. 2«.—The crniger Tatsuta, which recently left Tyne, England, presmnrtbly to join the Japanese fleet in the east, has bsen detained her* by the British authorities. Death ot Tswhnlo the Second. AUCKLAND, Aug. 28.— Tawhaio tho Second, the Maori king, is dead, Hia death was due to influenza. Major llnlford Not Notified. OMAHA, Aug. 28.—Major I'-dford, paymaster Department of the Plat-to, who hnd charge of the finances of the American Bering sea arbitration commission- in Paris, declares that the treasury department has not officially notified him that his accounts m connection with the affair have not been passed, as reported. Benr Admiral Skcrrltt Quite III. DENVEH, Ang. 28.—Rear Admiral Skerritt, recently commanding Asiatic squadron, who has been appointed to succeed Rear Admiral Irwin, retired, is in Denver. He is lying quite ill at the Brown Palace hotel and may not be able to resume his journey eastward for several days. Cur Works For Hlawntha. HIAWATHA, Kan., Aug. 28.—A cor«-. pany of ex-employes of Pullman, Ills.,, backed by Chicago capital has been organized to build car and general manufacturing shops at Hiawatha, Kan. Local men have taken $50,1)00 in stocks. and Chicago capitalists $200,000. Colonel Miller Dead. DES MOINES, Aug. 2tt.—Colonel B. K. Miller died here, aged 57. He wag colonel of the One Hundred and Twenty- eighth In liana infantry and judge advocate at Raleigh, N. C., in the prosecution of the keepers of rebel prison pens- in 1K66. Those. Pimples Arc tell-tale symptoms that your blood is not right—full of impurities, earning a sluggish, and unsightly complexion. A few bottles of 8. 8. N. will remove all foreign and impure matter, cleanse the blood thoroughly, and give a clear and rosy complexion. It is most effectual, and entirely harmless. < Chas. Heaton, 73 Laurel Street, Philj., says: "I have had for years a humor in my blood which made me dread to shave, as small boils or pimples would be cut, thus causing shaving to be a great annoyance. A fter taking three bottles, »-• j • my face is all clear and smooth as, NKKjH it should be—appetite splendid,, sleep well and feel like running a foot race all for the use of S.S.S. Treatise on blood and skin diseases mailed free. < SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Ga. , McNEILL & CO,, DEALERS IN MARBLE and GRANITE Tombstones ud Headstones OFFICE AND TABD6, WKST BND OF FOCBTH 8TBEKT. CAR.BOLL. • ' IOWA. The Great Chinese Doctor. An Interview with Dr. Gee Wo World's Fair Commissioner, Seat by the Chinese Government to the United States—He Will Now Remain Here. ; "Wondering why ill the people wore TAUCIKQ iboul IhU man, we iuuiul U w»» by uotni of U* luuarodior r»ro and womtorful CHIN EHEUKUicmni li*t ho cure* people glvau up to mo t>? oUMr pbj» tlrlui*. Ui:» Wo CU>N l_« Iho groMott doctor who ever c»u>o from Cmti*. Hu umUo »uch • rupuutlun m uiM ur ori>m . bin nuilvo ouuuirr thul Uiu ClilNtsK Onvtic-swu. r out iilut to III* l)u|t«xl £l»ts» iu WorKC* Vulr Cure ululuuvr, auit to lnvo>ll|iali> other ut.im'Ai *>«• iliawll , hufoMi lumlalii hUoftlw tlml br luoitni of hi, ' . ivritla ilUoiuw louNKcutod by»ny oibi r luolhwL lll» rumi>U!u» •tfmu vtotTAUi K, |'\'HO*MIUAH>I. i.t»n, »uJdonuiiMW»»jrwU«ro vita Uuc liiCWun. "llo uy*lh»lFATAnuu.thairriittiAiu«rlcnn lU*- e«»u which l«»o nurafor jtinurU-ariitoolomlocvuu r^tovo, ho«lllcut»for»IU,»iul«llbtoiuuchirciubU«, no m titter liuw bud, liuwlllci'iiKVuiiruuuflUTi) fit. "All pr v*todl,oiUD»nroO!i,Uyovi,>rcou«>ftudtun)<> t>yhlni,i|ndkldii»yllreri>i»liM>rvou<Uouhlu>nawUI • ru|iut»tl» . o»»llohronl«C4U<>ioUoii< ) f m . 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