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2R —7—1 yy i I The Km 0 0 0 O \^f L 0 0 9 O Serrania. CHAPTER 1. 11 aocl 111— HOBO Revel a nurse in London was called tn the bedi'lde of Mr Kusk at Liverpool. IV V— Kose Revel was requested hy Mr Huak to aeurl Mrs. I.HII- aegbeni home, sbo having bt— n sent for by Frank Silchester, to take care of -Mr. K'iieK. CHAPTER VI. y, OW these questions were asked simply enough, but there was a searching look in his eyes as he fixed them upon her face which gave the dialogue a sinister significance to Rose's mind. "You find it a profession which pays very well, I have no doubt, to an accomplished young lady like yourself?" "Pretty well. It is not over-paid, considering the responsibility It entails." "Indeed, that is true. And sometimes the best pay is given 'or the least work." "Not usually." "I said 'sometimes,' " returned Mr. Sllchester in his caressing voice. "I suppose you were instructed that you •would be handsomely remunerated in this case?" "No. I was simply told to come." "Ah, well, that was enough to a lady •o conscientious as you, of course; at tit game time there is no h»m in tell- tog you that your services will be r«- •warded as they deserve." "Thank you." Mr. Sflchesttr sat back IB fcla «kfclr, aad Rose Revel felt a great sensation of relief as his handsome, glittering •eyes relaxed their hold of hers. After considering her face for a few moments, with his head thrown a little back, and the same amiable, approving smile playing on nis features, Mr. Silchester addressed her again, in the same sweet tones, but 'just loudly enough now for the sick man to hear If he was awake. "You will, I think, find your patient a very interesting one. Mrs. - Ah, by-the-by, I haven't had _the pleasure of hearing your name?" "Rose Revel." "Well, Mrs. Revel, I believe you will be much interested in him. He is evidently suffering from some great misfortune, which has led, I am afraid, to mental disturbance of a serious kind. Has he spoken to you yet?" "Yes, sir." "Wandering in his mind at all?" "I don't think so. He seemed in great distress and fear, but about what I could not make out." "Poor fellow! Poor fellow! From what I can make out he has just lost a son, and it seemed to have preyed upon his mind." "You don't know him well then, sir?" "No, no better than you do yourself. I met him at St. Panoras Station In a state of such desperate distress that he seemed to be unaccountable for his actions, and as he said he was coming to Liverpool, and I \vas journeying this way, too, I took charge of him for the journey. That was yesterday. This morning he proposed to go out to make some inquiries, and I, really believing that distress and excitement preyed upon his brain, offered to accompany him, Unhappily, as we were going downstairs together his foot slipped and he fell, and we were obliged to help him back to his room and send for a doctor. It appears he has sprained his ankle severely, and will not be able to move for some time." "Is his eon dead?" "I can't understand. Sometime* hs speaks of him as dead, and again at Others he seems to expect to see him. Perhaps you will be able to find out. By-the-bye, I must apologize for not having met you when your train came in. As a matter of fact I was on my way to do so when I was unexpectedly detained. I hope they b_r« paid you every attention." "Oh yes, thank you." "They brought you some tea?" "I prefer to have it downstairs if I can be spared a few moments, sir." "Certainly. I will watch till you come back." Rose Revel got up and went to the bedside. The ? ick man did not so much as open his eyes. But by the slightest possibls movement of the hand he seemed to intimate that she might go, So, without having come near him. she left the room and hurried downstairs, anxious to dismiss the Belgian woman as quickly as possible, and so leave the j way clear for her to fulfill the wish Oi j the sick man. I CHAPTER VII. OSS Revel was too much accustomed to look on the practical side of things to be inclined to make a mystery out of nothing: Bnt the more she considered the case in which she was now engaged, the more certain she feit that ^^ uncanny about it She -went downsta.£s very Quickly, for it vas drawing near the time of th» train to London, and she was very anxious to se« the Belgian woman safely started on her return jonrney. On. her way down, however, sh€ met with thwe waa ten Interruption. A'waiter, wno Was running upstairs with a small tray containing a coffee-pot and two cups, stopped with an exclamation when he reached the step below her. "I beg pardon, ma'am," he began, addressing her in a somewhat mysterious manner, "but was you the lady what's nursing the gentleman what hurt his ankle yesterday?" "Yes." The man's manner grew more confidentially mysterious than ever. "And is he ge'Mng on pretty well, ma'am, do you thmk'"' "Yes, I think so." The man gave a deep sigh of relief, intended evidently to awaken curiosity. "Oh, well, I'm glad to hear it." Rose Revel, with an impatient movement, stepped aside to pass him, but he detained her again, speaking quickly, in a low voice. "Please not to be offended, ma'am, but I saw thfr—h'm—the accident" Well?" "It was one of those accidents that's done on purpose, ma'am." "Oh, but nobody sprains his ankle on purpose." "Not his own ankle, ma'am, but he may sprain somebody else's. And as sure as I live, it was the gentleman that was with him as done it, ma'am. He just pulled him a' one side, pretending to look round at something upstairs, and then let go, so as he fell. I saw it with my own eyes, so sure as I stand here." "It's a very extraordinary story," said Rose, imperturbably, and with an assumption of an incredulity she did not feel. "But I don't, see what anybody should do such a thing for," "No, ma'am, no more do I. That's why I thought It so funny." "And what do your fellow-servants think of your story?" "Well, they don't believe it, but " "And I'm afraid you won't get anyone to believe it. I think you must have been mistaken." Rose Revel went on her way, pondering this fresh discovery. For the. waiter's story chimed in too well with her ewn suspicions and with the fears of the sick man for her not to believe It. She became, therefore, all the mor« anxious to retain the post she had unwittingly usurped, and to try to shield the unfortunate gentleman from tne mysterious dangers which seemed to surround him. Rose found the woman who had been sent as nurse fast asleep on the sofa in the waiting-room. She roused her, hurried her into the train for London, and as there were only two minutes to spare before it started, Rose waited on the platform while it steamed slowly out of the station. Then she returned to the sick-room with a lighter heart. The patient had not moved, so far as ahe could see, since she left the room. Jilr. Silchester was reading a book by Ihe light of a reading-lamp, close to the flr«. He looked up with a pleasant smile as she came in, and, resting his open book upon his knee, invited her to take a seat near him. Involuntarily she glanced at the book. Mr, Silchester, who noticed everything, noticed this, and immediately offered It to her. She read the title—"The Ruling Faith of India." "It ought to be interesting," said she. "It ought indeed, having for subject the most interesting subject in th» world." "It is a subject you are well acquainted with, then?" "For five years, utterly fascina.ted by it, I studied nothing else." Rose remarked again, as he bent his head to look more closely into her face, the passionless, mesmeric glitter of hia grey eyes, which fascinated her anew whenever he fixed them upon hers. It made her restless, and brought vague, wild fears of him into her mind, which every circumstance she had noted since her arrival tended to strengthen and encourage. Unwilling to remain any longer under the uncanny spell of his searching eyes, ahe rose with an effort, and, crossing the room, took up one by one the bottles on the table beside the bed, and examined the inscriptions. A glance at the dressing table mirror, as she did so, showed her that Mr. Sil- ^hester's eyes were still fixed upon her vith curiosity and attention. She re- toembered the sick man's request that She should not appear too expert; and returning to the hearthrug, sue stood in an attitude of hesitancy as she put a question to Mr. Silchester. "What—er—have I to do? I was told, sir, that I should get full instructions from you as to my duties." He answered very cordially. "Well, of course, I don't wish t.'ais unfortunate gentleman—bv-ihe-bve. ha wno't tell hia'aame, which is rather awkward— to be left alone. When I am out I wish you to be here. And as I don't know what rash thing he might do in his evidently despondent state of mind, I should like you, it" he wants anything fetched, or any message sent, to communicate the fact to me first Do you see?" "C*., y«s, sir." Mr. Silchester went on. in tie same tone, so low that no word could reach the skk man, so clear that none could escape the nurse. "I wish you also to send for me when ^e doctor comes. Don't leave the room to. teQk for me. but touch the fen 'Sad send'^oine one fo call me. I am scarcely ever further off than the reading-room or the smoking-room. Now as to the night, I sleep in the next room- There is no communicating door, but I aould hear a tap on thu wall, so there is no need for you to Bit up with him." Rose-Revel smiled. "Oh, no," she said, quickly. "No nurse would leave her patient at night, I feel sure. Let me lie on the sofa here, and then if the gentleman wakes me up in the night I can tell you, and ask you what to do." "Very well," said Mr. Silchester, approvingly. "Then I think I need not stay up here any longer; that is 11 you are not afraid to be left alone with him." "Oh, no. I have been, out as a nurse before, sir." "Ah, yes, so you told me. In fact your get-up proves that. It is perfect, quite perfect." And he looked at her from head to foot with an approving smile. "All but the face," he added, with a malicious shake of the head. "I am afraid you must confess that that betrays you—to me, only to me, of course," he added, hastily and kindly, as Rose Revel's eyes drooped and she blushed. "Good-night." Mr. Silchester held out his hand, a smooth, delicate, insinuating hand, with which he held hers in a grasp so firm, so light, and so characteristic, that Rose's fingers twitched, and she felt as if, by the mere pressure of palm to palm, this man with the cold, luminous eyes and oily tongue could penetrate the artifice by which she was deceiving him. When he had left the room, Rose itood still by the fire and drew a long brtftth of relief. She had scarcely done do when she was startled by the sound of a husky laugh, and, turning to• ward the bed, she saw that the sick man was staring at the wall with wide- open, mocking eyes. Aa he did not speak to her, or appear In any way to be conscious of her presence, Rose sat down quietly without addressing a word to him, keeping careful watch without appearing to do so. Presently he uttered a weary sigh and his head fell a little forward. Rose got up and came quickly and noiselessly to the bedside. "Do you think you could eat something now?" she asked. Of course he shook his head. But she brought him some beef jelly in a cup on a little tray, and with the gentle, coaxing arts of her profession persuaded him to take it little by little. When he had finished it, he looked up into her face with a plaintive expression of reproach. "You don't know what you are doing in keeping me alive," he said. "I am doing—my duty; that is all I have to concern myself with until you take me int» your confidence." "Until! You think I shall, then?" "I think so; I hope so. Perhaps 1 might be able to do more for you then. And we nurses, are like priests. We are accustomed to be trusted, and I think we generally deserve it." The sick man listened in silence, but let her moisten the bandage oa his ankle, and return to her seat by the fire without taking advantage of her suggestion. Rose wondered whether it was to guard against his doing himself an injury that she was enjoined to keep BO strict a watch. For a sprained ankle is not an ailment which requires any such elaborate measures as had been taken in this case, and she could see no necessity for the constant presence of a nurse specially summoned from a distance to attend the case. The mystery which surrounded her patient had staved off any inclination for sleep on Rose Revel's part. She glanced from time to time at aer patient, but could not discover whether he was awake, as he kept his head turned away and his eyes closed, and remained as motionless as »ver. The clock of St. John's church had struck twelve, and there had been no perceptible movement on tke part of the sick man. Rcse had forgotten him for the time, and was lost in gloomy thoughts. Presently she took from her pocket a letter, which she read through three or four times, slowly, with eager eyes which seemed to burn into the paper, and an expression of hardly-restrained agony on her strongly marked features. As she read, she became so absorbed in the written words before her that she bent down o-*er the letter lower and lower, and her shoulder heaved with repressed sobs. 5$r (TO BE CONTIjrCED.] Anti-Broker Mileage Ticket. Chicago. Nov. 16. — Interchangeable mileage ticket? of the lines in the \Vestern Passenger association \vere placed on sale yesterday for the first time. The ticket srives to the purchaser a net rate of 2 cents per mile. The form of ticket is that invented by General Pas- senser Asent Sebastian, of The Rook IslanJ road, and will, it is supposed, keep brokers at a. safe distance. A Rude Shock. Uncle George—You'd better take ap with .Miss Gordon, Harry. They say she is worth a million— Harry—You don't mean it, Uncle George! Uncle George—Of common -women. Harry—H'm!—Bosron Transcript. Mad«- Tfer J>:iil<Iy-in-I.:nv Come Down. New Ti-rk. Xcv. 16.—A sheriff's jury ! in Brooklyn yesto-day gave a verdict for : Sto.OOO 10 Mrs. Florence Van Schaack ! against her father-in-law. Peter Van j Schaaok. for the alienation ot" her hus- I band's affections. Peter Vs.n Schaack i is head of the firm of Peter Van Schaack j & Co.. drujrgists. of Chicago. He is said to be a millionaire. Chicago, Xov. 16.—ilr. Van Schaack authorizes the following statement: ''This suit being brought in N'ew York st.ite • no defense was made. Van Schaack ! preferring a suit In Illinois. A judjrrr.ent obtained in Xew York is of no avail in ! this state. He will fight it wh«n the proper time arrives." PREVAILING MODES. THE SEASON'S SUPPLY OF OUTDOOR WRAPS. rhere Are Long and Short Co»t», Rnmian Blouse Jacket*, Dolman* and Cape* of Various Style* — LODST, Close Fitting Jackets— Representative Fashions. There is no longer any doubt as to the modes that will prevail during the winter months. The fashions are set forth most attractively in both imported and domestic models and are characterized by a graceful moderation in style. In the matter of outer wraps fashion has KEW CAPE, MANTLE. BLOUSE JACKET, been unusually liberal. There are included in the long list Eussian blouse jackets, dolmans, pelerines, long and short coats and capes galore. Women who anticipated the withdrawal of capes with sadness need no longer mourn, for there are capes made of cloth, silk, matelasse, velvet and fur, which are trimmed elaborately with applique and jet, fur, chiffon and lace, much as they were last season. Although capes continue in evidence, there is a decided tendency toward the wearing of tight fitting cloth coats, made to fasten down the. center, with long basques reaching almost to the knees. Some of these coats are elaborately braided; others have a bordering of fur introduced. In some cases there are handsome applique designs in fur and jet. Although tight fitting coats with long basques will enjoy a certain popularity, the moujik, or Russian, bodice, with full short basques, is at present, of all shapes, most worn. To sum up the matter of coats, then, they are either tight fitting or have the blouse effect. They are alii cut close and high about the throat. Numbered with the newest importations is a cape in deep heliotrope colored cloth trimmed with revers of cream cloth embroidered with heliotrope braid. A mantle seen at one of the shops and eminently suited for a middle aged lady is quite as handsome as its more youthful companions. It was in black velours du nord, jetted with exquisitely light cut jet, the sleeves and collar being edged with skunk. It fitted tightly at the back, but fell loose in the front and was lined with a novel fancy brocaded taffeta. The headgear, which looked remarkably well with this mantle, was a small toque iu black velvet, with a sequin brim and full crown, being finished with black tips at the side A clever modification of the Russian blouse shape, which will be so generally worn this season, is seen to great advantage in a black cloth coat ornamented with a very elaborate trimming • of fine black braid. The back of this coat is perfectly tight fitting, and therefore far more graceful and becoming than the ordinary blouse back, while in front the draperies of cloth droop over the waistband in the most approved fashion. A narrow edging of black astrakhan fur forms a kind of vest in the center of the front and borders the high black velvet collar. The cuffs are also edged with black astrakhan to correspond. In illustration of the tendency to long basques may be cited a tailor costume of sapphire blue melton cloth trimmed with Persian lamb and braid. A dressmaker's creation in way of a walking costume is worthy of descrip- FROM THE TAILORS—THE DRESSMAKERS. tion, being singularly graceful in effect. It is made iu the new shade of green. The. bodice is trimmed in quite an original fashion, with a collEir and straps of green velvet covered with very hand- sonic black guipure. The b#iii_-e is further ornamented with, a front of black and white silk and an inner vest and cna's of deep coral velvet. ALICE YAP.NT.~M. Harmony of Colors. Awhile ago the very mistaken belief prevailed tha: persons with chestnut- or evi-u downright red hair could wear nothing but light- blue and certain shades of green if they wished to look their best. Kow Standard Designer expresses the opinion that nothing is more unbecoming than these two colors to such a one unless she has a very fair skin and rather dark brows and lashes. The most attractive hue that a woman with a shade of red in her hair can wear is as near the color of her locks as possible, only darker, in some material without gloss, such as cashmere, ladies' cloth or velvet. In the evening she will appear at her best in white with mauve, turquoise blue or delicate pink which has a suggestion of purple in it- A VISTA OF FASHION. PopuUr Colon Hud Material*—Correct Style* In Weddin* and Evening Toilet*. Blue is a popular color jnst now, and the newest, shade is best described perhaps as the shade of the cornflower when it has begtm to fade. It is worthy of note that tie best of the imported models keep, the only note of contrast being struck by a touch of pale blue or pale green just £>t the collar band. Collar bands are very important points of costume. Some excellent ones on dark cloth dresses are formed of a fold of white satin and a fold of gold galloon. These are cut straight in the front and have little shaped bands standing np round the throat at the back. Among the other colors distinctive of the season is pheasant blue. There is also tyriau purple, the new shade of violet called marguerite reine and several brilliant shades of red, such as geranium and eminence, the latter suggesting the cardinal's hat. Sleeves and skirts have reached a point where they are likely to remain for some time, boft clinging effects are i so.ught after in house gowns and long ' skirts are liked. j The October weddings have disclosed many beautiful bridal toilets. A wedding gown which is earned out in a very original fashion is made in white duchess satin, with a court train, ornamented with a big true lovers' knot beautifully embroidered in pearls, bunches of orange blossoms and a bow drapery of white gauze. The front of the skirt is veiled with a gauze drapery of delicate design, and on one side there is a graceful chatelaine, formed of trails of orange blossom. The bodice is particularly becoming, with its soft draperies of gauze and chiffon and its crossing bands of satin. Some very charming bridesmaids' dresses are supplied to be worn at the game wedding. There are six dresses in FACE HUMORS Pimples, blotches. 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This is quite an original idea and most delightfully carried out, as the various autumn shades harmonize perfectly with each other and make a charming picture when the dresses are grouped together. For evening toilets comes a fabric known as "craquele tulle," the name indicating its crackled surface. It comes in white, also in colors, and is effective in black when trimmed with jet and flowers. Many of the new evening gowns are made of jetted materials, and there is much talk of trimmings of fur in combination with light silks. Evening bodices are often trimmed square at the neck, mostly \vith a long falling draped piece of lace or thin material descending almost to the waist, in a deep scallop, caught up at one side with plumes, on the other with flowers, which fall in one long end almost to the knee. The black satin skirt with a fancy waist, to be worn at the theater and on other semidress occasions, promises to outlive the winter. Saslie* Are In Topue. Sashes are to be worn of varying widths and textures, knotted, looped or left plain and falling to the hem of the skirt. This announcement, made in the New York Sun, is followed by a description of sashes that have already appeared. Some are of heavy marie: others are of satin or Roman striped silk. Many of the sashes are edged with plaiting* of net or lace. The blouse bodice, in varying forme. has given rise to these sashes, and they threaten to supersede belts even for everyday house or street, wear. The waisr line is very much in evidence this --cu- son, and modistes predict that ir \\-\\\ not belong before the old time i'u.-hinu of skirts .sewed visibly to the cfir~;;^e will come in style again. Already rhv new tea gowns and house eow!;.- art' made in this manner, although ti> '"'.••• of joining is concealed, and i; i> y.:-; ;i step between that and the hnni>r. •• '<; fashioned "body.''' with the -k::r :_•:;•::• ered simply on to it and srri.-r.^ii:':.'.••! with a cord, tha: our grau.'i!:: .:.:•-•?.wore. Fashion Echoes. Bodices are more elaborately tri:::!2ed than ever. Lace is universally used this season on both light and dark eowu*. Bows of machine stitching are r. feature of dress trimming this sfrasou Sleeves continue small, and the new dress skirts vary in width from three and three-quarters to fonr and a bait yards around. They are made with almost no stiffening at the bctr-am. There is a bountiful- crop of clover leaf jewelry. The lucky clover is in- closed in crystal, which is set in a .-im of gold or silver and forms a brooch, garter buckle, locket or ball trinket. CELERY^ SARSAPARILLA COMPOUND. * T** •"> ^ The Best Nerve Tonic The Greatest It Restores Strength. 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