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!',,A v C. E. REYNOLDS, TTOKNEY lind COUNSELOR AT 1AW. fcraotloe in all state and '.edetal OOUNB Law a Specially. Office ovet First National Bank, Cur roll, Iowa. W. R. LEE, A TTORNEY. Will practice in all state and ted etal courts. Collections and all other business W11 receive prompt and careful attention. OfflM In First National bank block, Carroll, Iowa. F. M. POWERS, ATTORNEY. Practices In all thei courtsi and H makes tollectlons promptly. Office on Fifth rtteet, over Shoemakers grocery store, Carroll la GBOROB W. BOWBN, A TTORNEY AT LAW. Makes collectto transacts other legal business promptly. toe In Griffith Block,: Makes collections and iiislness promptly. Of 'inn St., Carroll. A. U. QUINT, A TTORNEY AT LAW, will practice In all the Courts. Collections In all part* ot Carroll .imitt will have closest attention. Office with Northwestern Building and Loan Association, south side Fifth street, Carrol., Iowa. W 4.6 .UWIMCOTT «M»»AN» DR. W. HmtPHREY, D ENTAL SUBUEON. Teeth extracted without pain by tlio XI of nitrous oxide gas. Office over First National Bank, corner toom, Carroll, Iowa. L. SHERMAN, . Uas administered. All work Is guaranteed. Office on Fltth St., over poitsnlce, Carroll, Iowa. WM. ARTS President JOHN NOOKEL8, . . . Vice President J. P. HESS Cashier DOES A &ENBRA.L BANKING BUSINESS. Loans Money at Lowest Bates. Accords to its depositors every accommodation conslstant with sound banking. BT~ Buys and elgn ExcJutnge. Sells Home and For- W. L. CCLBBBTBON Pren. B. K. COBDBB, Ca»hl« THANSAOTIN6 A. GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS Land* Bought and Sold, Titles Examined and Abstracts Kuratsned. 3 . ~~~ FIFTH CABBOLL, IOWA. SEBASTIAN WALZ HuofMtunt ind DMIH l» Boots and Shoes. • ksa« a foil sad eo^pUtt lUu •» LADIES' AND GENTS' SHOES •» fk«r»U so* WlnUf True. Th«M (too* sst «f UM Utoit Btrl* and *err dnnbl Okiunu't fiboM s IN. Mate * Fourth, 0 ABBOLL, U KANNE & ZERWAS, MEAT MARKET JM»u,0»m«, Poultry, etc. ALL OBPKBfl iBI IPBOMPTL PKUVKRIU Oornw «a and Adanw strMts, Carroll, Is. THE OLD RELIABLE PIOOTR'MfBAT MARKM j B. Bl/TJtft, PropHctor. i I7«b and Halt Meats, tjw 1«§t t>» b* Bought,Tlwps, 8l4t M«iJ», **• V'l&Hi QAJHIS AJTD PQ171 KigMM Mar** fries l*aW tor CHAPTER III. A fortnight later, and tho reign of repose had passed away. "Tho plane whoro nothing ever happened," as Nel- siue liked so well to describe her homo to remote correspondents, was now a scone of restless stir and activity which filled every working hour of tho day with fresh interest, for Paul Brown had come, and the whole ranch was given over to tho business of horso breaking. The hurrying hoofs of the horso herd coming in from outside pastures were now the family reveille, several times tempting them out in the fresh, dew washed morning air to watch tho opening performance of the day. This, the cutting out from the herd of some 18 or 20 head for the day's work, involving much expert "throwing of the twine," in cowboy phrase, was a scone of much excitement, as at the first fall of the lariat the animal that had never yet known the touch of human hand was always driven mad with terror, fighting for freedom in a frenzy which not infrequently carried the captor captive, with no little rude jostling, around the corral before the rope could be safely brought around the stout snubbing post in the center of the ground. If the colt happened to be especially vicious, he was forced into the secure pen of slabs known as the chute or thrown to the ground and hobbled until the haokamore halter of rope could be slipped in place, and it was at this point that Paul Brown's marvelous influence became apparent. Once the haokamore was adjusted he would begin murmuring iu a soothing monotone, as though quieting a fractions child, expostulating, reasoning, as though the animal could understand, a curious tenderness as well as an inflexible purpose in the tone, which seemed almost to hypnotize the unhappy animal, which presently, to its own surprise, as it seemed, would be led about the corral as though helpless to resist that subtle charm of voice and eye. "It is the iron hand in the velvet glove," Mrs. Ellery remarked .as they stood looking on over the fence. But the horse will be avenged eventually, "^observed Hugh comfortably between the puffs of his cigar. "Tho average life of these fellows is but seven years after they start in on that sort of work. For awhile they go on conquering and to conquer, so to speak, but sooner or later each meets his little Waterloo. He gets a tumble that injures him internally, he develops a kidney trouble or something in that line, and next thing bo rides a horse of another color 'over the range.' " "It is dreadful," murmured Edith, whether referring to fate of man or horse was not clear, as she watched with a sort of unwilling admiration the stalwart figure that with the-magnificently developed strength of perfect manhood was combating the struggles of a colt bent on refusing the torture of the "bitting rig." She had her camera with her and had been that morning photographing the horso, and incidentally the horse trainer, iu all possible poses. "But it is magnificent I" her cheeks glowing, her breath coming faster, as she pressed the button for one lost snap shot. They stopped to order the breakfast served as they passed tho pantry window, on tho other side of which Artalis- sawas molding bread. "And can you see the circus from bore?" Mrs. Ellery asked, disposed to wheedling gracious- noss in view of tho fact that they bad kept the meal waiting. "I've got too much to do to be watch- in a lot of fool ioolts, lot alone makiu that man Brown more oouooity and stuck up than over." She sullenly boat at tho white mound of dough while she shot one swift glance at Miss Ellory's dainty, lace trimmed gown, with its flutter of pale blue ribbons. "Ho thinks uuoa.f'h of himself now, goodness knows, though that's generally tho way with those good lookiu follows," muttering the last as though somewhat repenting hor first petulance. "He is good looking, is he not?" returned Mrs. Ellory suavely, glancing book at tho corral with a charmiug air of unconsciousness. "H'ml I've seen some enough sight handsomer,'' the girl exclaimed, tossing hor head with elaborate indifference. "Do you think BO? Then I hope yon will whisper it to Jim, Artalissa, for, do 'you know, I fear tho poor follow sadly needs some sort of consolation." Artalissa simpered and bridled. "Well, I'm euro he's got uo business tbiukiu anything, so far as I'm concerned, Mis' Ellery. I wouldn't have him if bo wus uiudo of gold from bead to foot and was as big as an elophuut to boot." "Well, woro he snob a freak as that I should certainly hope not," cried Mrs, Kllory luughiug amusedly AS they walked away. "But what a touchy creature BUG i»\" uuo i,usorved, with some auxiotj, when they woro beyond raugo of the upon window. "Was it be- OUUKOWO kept tho breakfast waiting that sho was iu nuch a temper, do you think?" There was a curious oxprcwsiou about tho Hues of Edith's mouth, u hot finish upon hor ohooks. "J wonder you oiui euduro tho girl I" sho pxchtiini<d volio- uioutly. "To me nuo is biiuply dotunta- We." "Ah, but if she gives uu throo mcnla a day," tho othor protoetod in u tn: « i-i _ . 'Of course yon observe that your prediction is fulfilled? She is in love •with your horso trainer.'' Oil, do yon think so?" faltered Nelsine, as if loath to credit the statement after all. "I am sure of it." "Then I suppose she will marry him, ejaculated the nuhappy housewife, despairingly washing her hands of the Whole business. ''But heaven forbid!" "Oh, heaven never forbids I" Edith rejoined, with a sarcastic little laugh. "Heaven is given over to the making ol marriages, don't you know I" It was Brown's custom to ride each horse himself until its spirit was sufficiently subdued, when it was turuec over to one of the boys to be handled under his direction, and thus at intervals all day Jong a straggling proces sioii, exhibiting every degree of equine perversity, was charging by devious ways about the place. Ill advised hens, bent upon feeding about the confines of the corral, contributed regularly to the excitement as they scattered with cackling protest before each fresh onslaught on their peace, while the little boys, like a Greek chorus, aided the grocoed- ings to the best of their ability by shrilly announcing each change in the pro- gramme over and over until nobody could be left in ignorance of all that •was going on. Edith was out on the lawn one morning, assuming to read, although tho book had dropped forgotten to her lap while her eyes were dreamily fixed upon one moving spot on the gray green plain across the creek—a growing object which she recognized as Paul Brown— returning from a mad dash across the country on the back of an animal which had seemed as unconquerable as original sin. She was recalling Hugh's words of the other day. Seven years was tho limit of such a life, he had said. In such a little time, according to that grisly law of the average, this man would have passed away to the unknown beyond to find out, perchance, why God had let him thus squander his rich gift of life. Such a little time—seven yoars 1 However bravely he rode today, it seemed to her but as a losing race with death. He saw her as he crossed the bridge, raising his hat with that graceful air of deference which more than any other thing about him seemed to betray unmistakably the training of a gentleman. Perhaps it was this movement that startled the colt; perhaps the vicious brute had been summoning strength merely 'for a fresh coup. However it was, suddenly leaping across the little bridge and swerving violently to the left as he struck the ground, the maddened creature made straight up tho rise of lawn toward the trees where Edith was standing, glued to the spot with terror. Just beyond her, nearer the creek, a tree had fallen in one of tho spring storms, the top still alive and clothed in a mass of greenery closely interlaced with the branches of the brace of cottonwoodg against which it was loaning. There was just time to see that Brown was pulling fiercely at the bit and to no pur- a wiser tuiimal. When this taste was accomplished, Paul Brown walked over to where Edith Was still Bhuuihifj. "I hope you Wete not frightened?" ho said, the question rather ridiculous, ho felt, in view of her evident terror. "It was horrible I 1 never saw anything more dreadful!" she cried, with a shudder, pale to the lips. "Why do yon do it?" Oh, I did not doit, Miss Ellery," he protested, with a broad smile, showing all his strong, white teeth. "Don't blame me, please. It was all the doing of the colt, I assure you." 'But the danger of such a life!" she urged excitedly. "It is scarcely less thaii suicide. Why will you take such chances?" "As to that," he answered, with a careless shrug, "men must work, and in my case there are no women to weep. If I had got my head knocked off—well, it would have been only another horse trainer dropped out of tho race. A little inconvenient for Mr. Ellery just now probably, in view of the work he wants done. Rather shocking for Mrs. Ellery, as occurring oil her pretty lawn, and for yon"— "Well, and as for me"—she said as he hesitated, regarding him with a certain air of defiance. "You, Miss Ellory? Why, it would have given you another subject for your camera," he said, with a short, sardonic laugh. "I thought of that as I hung there like a jumping jack waiting to be cut down off a Christmas tree. I wondered if you were taking a snap shot at me to add to your collection." Already shaken and unnerved, the girl's anger flamed up instantly. "You are perfectly brutal I" she exclaimed, her eyes flashing fire. "Am I?" he replied, looking at her curiously." "I did not intend it so. Let me apologize for that unlucky speech as well as for giving yon such a scare. Wo will try and not let either offense occur again," raising his hat as he turned to leave her. "Stop!" she cried out peremptorily, when he had gone a few steps. "Am I to understand from that reference to my camera that you have not liked being photographed so often; that yon feel that I have taken unwarrantable liberties in doing so without asking leave?' '•She spoke iu a choked voice, her cheeks flushed red with wrath. "By no means, Miss Ellery. I have been highly honored. I only meant to imply"— "Well, I should bo pleased to know just what you meant to imply,'' she said as be hesitated. There was a dangerous sweetness in the labored courtesy of her tone. "Merely that Miss Ellory's interest, if she will excuse my saying it, in the case of her brother's horse trainer could not possibly extend beyond her camera." "And I cannot imagine any possible reason why it should, "she answered, meeting his glance with a flash of anger. "And, as to the camera, I can assure yon that yon need be under no further apprehensions. I shall be careful not to trouble yon with even the impertinent interest of snapshots hereafter." She was dazzlingly pretty in the glow of excitement. "Indeed, in the case of those I have taken, if it would give yon the smallest satisfaction, I shall be only too happy to destroy every last one of them." "Ah, now.you are cruel," he murmured, but she had sailed by him into the house. MY WISH. Mine be oh humble cot of broWfl, Just on tho outskirts ot the town, Whoto, t>y tho busy World forgot, i Content shall bless toy peaceful lot. A tntoft fragrance, fresh and faint, Shall tell my_gar<tai, old and quaint. Rare hothouse plants you'll find not there, Just simple blossoms aweot and fair. The UUle birds on swaying boughs Blmll lliore repeat their tender vowa, And it tho weo things be so willed Tliey'ro welcome there their homes to tulld. thus would I pnss my span of llfo, For from the bustle and tho strife, Content to toil from rribra to night. Aye, lovo makes labor so light, so light, —Kathleen Knvanagh. WANDERING SPIRITS. [CONTINUED.] BRAVE GERMAN SAILORS. Their Drown wanpulllny fiercely at MM) bit. pose, although blood was dripping from tho tortured mouth, when, with tho apood of tho wind, horso and rider hud passed her by, dashing dirootly toward that low archway of tho fallen tree, an if tho horso had cleverly considered this wows of delivery from the hated incubus upon bis back. For an Instant Edith closed her oyos, fouling as if A'lrael, the angel of death, stood beside her, but tho man's cool prosouoo saved him. As they uoarod tho branches, whom it Boomed inevitable that ho should bu dufihocl BonhuloBl to the ground from .the blow no swiftly approaching, bo loosuuod liis fout front the stirrups, aud when thu horso nluugod viciously wider tho low trunk Browu's baud? grasped a limb of thu true, above, swinging blui clear from tho euddlo, wliouoo ho coolly dropped to tho ground a niomeut later. Tho colt, blindly miscalculating tUo buight of Dm opening, bad become tightly wodyrd uudf* two loaning trunk, securely hold by the sad- dlo, frpm which plight hu wa» released by a couple ol tho by>% vrho unuio running down tcow tho tyim, undprowiutly was led !»«»>'• ft 3«aUui ami ft is to be Runnne of Wrecked American • Ungnlflcent Piece of Work.' The invalids wintering at Ventnor, a sheltered nook on tho isle of Wight, wore recently thrown into a state of excitement much greater than was good for thorn by tno landing of a crow of shipwrecked American sailors, who, as •ooii as they got auhoro, fastened on tho spectators and told them a glowing tale of the huroiom of their rescuers. The men belonged to the Boston coasting schooner Wilhelmine, which was caught in a terrific gale and driven out to sea. Tba schooner sprang a leak, and the crew, knowing that tho vessel was like ly to sink any moment, began to think of tho folks at homo and to pray. A steamer was seen approaching, but tho Wilbelmiuo's men believed that rescue was impossible with suob a sea running and did not even indulge in the luxury of hope. The stranger was the German steamer Brilliant, and her officers and crew were mado of tho stoutest human fiber. They launched a lifeboat and rescued those unfortunate Americans with can summato bravery and devotion. Tho annals of the sea scarcely tell of grander bit of work. Every one of those Germans carried his life in his hands and know it an none but experionooc sailors could kuow it, Over and over again they woro forced buck by the tre nioudcus seas, aud the manner in which they maneuvered their boat alougsid the sinking schooner and got tho mei off was as fine a testimony to their ski) as tho actual undertaking was to thoi humanity aud pluck. Borne of those rough Bostonlau sailor- men shed tears of gratitude whan they woro at length put safuly aboard tho Brilliant. Even nt Ventnor and at Southampton, whore they wore takou at tho American consul's expense, their eyes moistened us they told of the Germans' bravery and of the liberal trout- mum they received ou board tho Brilliant. It is proposed to bring tho Bril- limit's service to tho official notice of tho United States government, with a view of obtaining adequate recognition of tho huroism uud humanity of hur officers and orew.—Now York buu'u Loudou Lettor. Juduu J. W. Boutt was killml l>y ,l)l»«m- |u-luw iu lie UrtM.-uvllU), Minn, llo Is u relative of SoiiuUir Joo lilatkburu. ticuiorul Muimif;-! 1 Urucu of Uto Quluoy, Omuliii uud Kiir.H'iK City, having ruaiuuod, J. M. Buviu liuu Iwwi uijyuhiUKl UUvuo- It was the festival of the Wandering Spirits in Ainoy. Usually the day ia warm and balmy. The breeze from the great Formosa channel flakes the lower bay with silver dashes and flaunts every flag upon the numerous junks which lie in the water edge of that populous city. But this year it was different. Gray clouds hung over the universe, and a cold and cheerless wind from the north made a fire positively agreeable despite the fact that the place lies aliuos^ within the tropics. • In a small house near Banyan villa lived a poor Chinese family. The father, Tan Sin, was away at the time on the tea gardens of Formosa, where he went every year to earn the little money that supported his household. The mother, Ah Ho, a bright eyed and pretty woman, was at home nursing the baby. It had been very sick for several days, so sick that the ordinary medicines had produced no result. Ah Ho had been compelled to call .in an aged and distinguished physician from Amoy. The wise man had examined the infant, shaken his head, given some mysterious i drugs, again shaken his head and gone off in his chair carried by four stout coolies. Before he went he said to Tai, the old family servant, "That irfa very sick-child, and I am afraid it will not live until tomorrow.'' After he had gone Ah Ho cooked the drugs into a tea and administered it in the patient aud mechanical manner which is so characteristic of the people in the east. As the afternoon wore on the baby grew worse. Tho little face became wan and pinched, the eyes closed as if tired with tho weight of the eyelids, and the feeble pulse beat more slowly and slowly. Tai got ready the simple evening meal, but Ah Ho could not eat. It was her only child, and this was the first time that she had ever been face to face with the great mystery we call death. The old servant lit the lamps, and then remembering it was tho night of the Wandering Spirits lit a handful of joss sticks and placed them in groups of three upon the mantelpiece in the sickroom, iu the ancient bronze vase before the ancestral tablets and ia the wainscoting of the door opening into the quadrangular yard. As she did the last she looked up and noticed that the sacred talisman which had been fastened to the wall early in the morning had either dropped off or been blown away. When she noticed the fact, she trembled and began to weep. It was her duty to have seen that tho talisman remained where it was. The moment it fell the louse became open to any evil spirit hat might bo pawing, and this was the day and the night of the Wandering Spirits. She. looked about the quadrangle and finally found the yellow cardboard inscribed with the curved characters of a janguage that died 7,000 years ago, when a greater and wiser race had ruled in the faroff districts of QuinLun. She licked it up and with her palsied fingers reafflxed it to tho wall. She looked tideways in through the doorway and saw Ah Ho sitting there crooning a love song over the sick child, and saw the child's face thinner and paler than before. There aamo a terrible fright over Tai's mind. It might bo that through her carelessness some wicked spirit hod hands Were W«lHg (3614 beataMA it was m ^ig deriug Spirits and fell upon her kne^i with her face toward the little' Buddhist altar in the come* of tberobitt. She be* gnu her prayer as she had been taught when a little Rifl by her mother; bat tho words sounded flat and hollow aft they Were uttered. .She burst into a fren* ziod appeal to Buddha aiid all the good spirits, her Voice broken With sobs and her eyes blinded With tears. As she prayed, the wind, which bad increased in volume as the evening Wore on, seetn* ed to change into a confused mass of ' sounds, and the Bounds to separate into voiceaj Some were whispers whoso ac* cents fell upon her oar strangely famil* iar; others were wild wails of people dying in some dreadful catastrophes others again were songs of ineffable sweetness, while still others were like the notes of birds. The sounds ever deepened and varied. Tho prattling of children, the noise of boys at play, the hubbub of the market place, the chant of tho singer, the call of the soldier, the shout of the sampan man mingled and yet were separate and apart. Then the air grew lighter and began tobreat into shadowy faces and forms. Some she" half recognized, and some were utter strangers; some smiled npou her with love, and others glared with' theflerqe eyes of a tiger, but as she prayed the discordant sounds died away, and the ugly looks and cruel faces dimmed and vanished. She was surrounded by thousands of spirits who loved her and her ,, baby and who seemed to be bearing them up and away into the heavens toward the stars. Then there came a great light, like the sun rising over the mountains of Amoy, and the walls vanished, and she became unconscious. It was about 1 o'clock in the morning when Dr. Hugh MoDowgle buttoned up his coat and said goodby to Cassias Blank, one of the tea kings of \the east Mr., Blank was a charming'gentleman, who, by careful cultivation of Old Burgundy, Comet ports and matchless sherries had succeeded in getting his system into that simple condition which is best described as being bounded by gout on one side, hobnail liver on the other, with a sprinkling of indigestion between. He required a physician at least twice a week, not so much to treat any particular disorder as to prevent the disorder which was always about to attack him. He had a keen appreciation of the doctor, who, besides being a master of his profession, was as charming a companion as tho good Scotch universities have ever graduated. The doctor said good night and went out on the veranda. His chair and porters were waiting for him, but he preferred to walk the brief distance that lay between him and his homo. There had been a change of weather since dinner time. The wind had died out, the clouds had disappeared, and the blue sky of the tropics seemed all the bluer and darker from the numberless stars that shone down upon the Chinese landscape. As he swung around the road near Banyan villa an old woman tottered toward him and almost foil upon the ground from sheer exhaustion. He roo- , oguizod boras tho servant of a poorChl-,| neso family in the neighborhood nnd : * asked her kindly what her trouble was. . Tai gave an incoherent statement, in which she mixed the description of the night and the sickness with a pathetio appeal for his assistance. It took five minutes for tho doctor and his head porter to make out what the old servant meant, and thon with his customary gallantry ho told her that be would go to tho house huradiately and would let her act as his guide. She gasped: "I'm too weak, doctor. Yon go ahead, and I will follow you." He walked rapidly forward to the half open door of Tah Sin's house and passed in. On the floor lay Ah Ho and the baby, both seemingly dead. He took iu the situation at a glance. Ho had the woman raised into her bed and gave hw some sleeping potion which he luckily bad brought with him. He thou turned to tho baby, and after half an, hour's entered the house and was about to carry away the soul of the little one. Tho old woman wrung her hands and mumbled a prayer to Buddha. Then she stood still with her old bead bowed down upon hor breast and tried to think. Tho medicine bad done no good. The great doctor had done no good. The joss sticks and the talisman had been of no avail. There was no doubt that tbo little boy in the room beyond must cross the sacred river. Then she remembered tho great English doctor who lived iu Knlangsn. He was an eminent wan, who made more money in a day than a Chinese mechanic oould make in a yoar. He lived in a palace and had a rotiuuo of servants iu beautiful uniforms who said that ho know more than all the Chinese doctors iu Auioy together. Once boforo, wbou she was siok nigh unto death, ho bad taken pity upon hor aud bad visited hor miserable abode. Ho bad given hor costly medicine and shown her strange instrument*, and sbo bad recovered. This was tbo only man who oould bo of any benefit to her littlo master. But oould bo bo induced to oomo? Ah Ho bad neither money nor jewels, aud as for herself her sole poBsesaious were tbo clothes jsho woro aud auotbor suit which buug near her bedside, Would ho come? Ho must oomo I Sho would bring him I Sbo did not kuow how she oould dp It, but inspired by love oho felt that if sbo oould but see him uud talk to him a moment be would come to the honso and bring with him that which would nmko the child strong and well ouoo wore. It bud grown dark by this time, aud thu clouds hud become heavier and heavier. (Jruspitig bor old wulkiug stick, she sturtod out iuto tho night iu search of tho English surgunii, Tho sick child hud grown heavier aj tbo hours rolled by. Ab llo bud fallen iuto a do*o, seeing nothing but tbo baby's fuoo iu bur uriua, Of a uuiltleu (be etui-tod, looked at tbo uuild uud into a ymuiouute uorouiu, Tbu uo longer leeiuwl' ,hord work succeeded iu restoring its animation. Ho laid tho littlo one in its mother's arms, and leaving a small amount of money in case she should b» in need he placed, one of bis oooUei on guard and then went home. Toward 5 in tho morning the baby began to manifest symptoms of hunger. Tho chair oooly smiled grimly and ed the child where nature could do the rest. Tho arms of the sleeping mother closed convulsively over the frail body, and the room lapsed into silence, broken only by an occasional gurgling sound beneath the coverlet where the ^ two reposed, Tho oooly sat still for another hour, one-half of his mind fixed upon tbo lit- tlo pilo of coins tbo good doctor bad left and tho othor half npou a dim and fan* tustio idea of duty. Then be rose, pat tbo money into BOJHO reooss of bis coat aud disappeared for tho gambling boost on the inalu road. Shortly after that tho nun rose and bnthod Ainoy in unutterable splendor, Tho gold and scarlet wont through tho narrow windows of Ah Ho's house and painted the rooms, iu bum* aud tints worthy of a wand** rin, A clear morning breeze Rtol* through tho oasoiuuiits and shook the littlo oolpi'ed papers that hung around tho altar where sho bad knelt the night before. From the Htroot oaiuu tbo uo|*» of tbo busy world outside. Ah Ho woki with a start aud a gasp, uud theu burst iuto o groat wnile shot through with ' tears us gho nu\v tho uluoping child in her anus with » faint blush ou lift obaoki aud it pnlso no longer feeble or uncertain. Slio know thut tbe.Wuudw* ing Spirit* hod heard bur prayer uud bd4 proBoi'vod her bubo. But iu the yard Iny tho body of Tai , the old servant, aud on her tigod fa.ee,, woro u light uud u bounty HUOU us ihiuft withiu tug oolobtlul vallti, but uvouevwr ioou ou living boiiigv. Tuut uttor«"W tnoold astrologer taJ4 (bat Tai bad glveu up hu- life to (JM WiimluriDg Bplvlta in oi'dm' to |»v« tb» llfu of tbw litUo luwtw Ibttt »b.e r ' -'W.H.a-fMN.

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