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MOlNfflSs AL \ WEB& , ' A Washington dispatch say* the dem*' ocralic steering committee' of £he, seti- Me has virtually Completed its labors bn the compromise silver repeal: bill;' It extends the provisions Of the pros'- 6nt silver purcihas'o act until October 1 1, 1894< provides for the coinage of the . Silver now m the treasury and retirement of all papur currency except silver certificates bdlaw ten dollars. The senate confirmed the nomina* tiott of Van Alen^ of Neiv York to bo ambassador to Italy by a vote of 39 to 23. At Battle Creek, Mich., on the 20th, occurred the worst wreck and holocaust that tho railroads have had to answer for during the year. Two passenger trains on the ttrank Trunk were behind time. One was to leave Battle Creek aud the other was coming in. The first left, having orders to sidetrack at a siding near by. The engineer ignored the order and a minute later the trains had crashed into each other, each going at a high rate of speed. The outgoing train was composed mainly of sleeping cars, none of which were seriously damaged and none of tho passengers were killed. But. both engines were smashed to splinters and half of the incoming t.-ain was demolished, the debris taking fire. The fire department of Battle Creek did heroic service, but when the fire was at last put out, twenty-six burned and blackened bodies lay in the morgue, only six of which could be identified. The list of wounded will reach almost a hundred. The responsibility rests entirely with the engineer who ignored the order, and who is now in jail at Battle Creek. South Park commissioners and World's Fair council of administration held a prolonged conference at Chicago. Two things were positively irrevocably decided. There will be no fair next summer and the park commissioners will hold the World's Fair directory strictly to the requirements of their $100,000 bond for restoring the grounds. Mrs. Roscoe Conkling died at her home in Utica, N. Y., on the 18th. She was a sister of the late Horatio Seymour. Thirteen of the crew of the British steamer which arrived at Boston recently from Mexico, are sick with what is supposed to be yellow fever. The vessel is held at quarantine and will not be allowed to come to the city until the nature of thfc disease has been determined. Two died at sea. Advices from Denver say that the evidence is pretty conclusive that the suicide of Dr. Graves, the poisoner of Mrs. Barnaby, was a hugh joke. That he was not buried, but that he was secreted out ot the jail by high officials and secret society men and that a pine log took his place in the eomn. It is said that when the coffin, reached Connecticut it was opened and such was found to be the case. A Guthrie, 0. T., dispatch says: Every town in the territory is filling up with people from the Cherokee strip, who como in hungry, cold and without a cent of money. Every day brings the news of the death of one or more unfortunate settlers, and tha suffering among the improvident people who rushed into the strip with no money and no means of making a livelihood is terrible. Directum, the five-year-old stallion, was sent against timo at Nashville, Tenn., and succeeded in smashing all stallion records. The time was 2:05 J^. Marshal McMahon, ex-president of France, died at his home at Chateau La Foret, on the rive Loire. EXCERPTS FROM TREASURY. Statement Showing: the AssotH aud Liabilities. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.—The statement of the United States treasurer showing the classified assets of the treasury and demand liabilities to-day is as follows: ASSETS. Gold coin and bullion $101,549,893 Bilver dollars and bullion 333,950,840 Bilver dollars and bullion, act July 14, 189U 153,308,714 Fractional silver aud minor coin 14,038,274 United States notes 17,400,70 J United States Treasury notes... 2,125,2(10 Gold certificates 433,220 Silver certificates 2 579 £71 National bank notes 10,840,0^3 Deposits with national bank depositories : General account 12,607,718 Disbursing officers' balances.... 8,804,852 Total «ri3,304,8iO LIABILITIES. Gold certificates ,,.,.$ 79,056,819 Silver certificates 332,aey,5()l United States treasury notes... 152,808,28.') Currency certificates 10,945,000 Disbursing oflicero' balances, agency accounts, etc 42,164,336 Friday's treasury statement: Ket gold on hand—Oct. 18, $83,502,029; Oct. 10, *82,CB8,073; decrease, f536,a?0. Net lej?al tenders on band—Oct. 18, $10,493.318; Oct. 19, i8,013,92'J; decrease, S3,- 47(1.380. Neti-Uver on band—Oct. 11, *7,322,G40; Oct. Ifl, J8,»H,SU; increase, *1,532,201. Actual cash in the treasury vaults over outBtnndicK eertifluates—Oct. 18, f 101,816,- 8Sr; Oct. 19,199,883,843; decrease, J1.433,- U4. Deposits in bwik—Oct. 18, $12,5S9,239; Oct 19. $18,765.833: increase, $176,743. Net cash balance— Oct. 18, $113,906,816; Pet. 19, WS,W>,«i*',. decroaae. 11,856.401. J. M. Staton of Brookvjlle was elected grand master of the Kentucky JUasons by the grand lodge. JL. VV. Stewart *& f'o., planing mill owners ftad lumber dealers »t Denver, 8-higneJ. Assists, £80,000; liabilities, TJie cruiser Columbia wade a suc- c"hs.ful unofficial trial trip, It maintained a speed of 21 5-}o kno's per 1 -iir, $ ball boot its excess of the gov- i, n meat's requirements. Ool. James L. ,McUee, ft wealthy ejt- |zi'»of «Je$er&pn county, Ark., was ffcofc to death by Dr. Scutt, an overseer «JJ Pfle Ot ttpJ. Mtfee's. plj ". Wopd. . - , - flBXATJi. i ., .WnsKlttSttfii, Oct.- 10.-^Jofni'resolution fixing quflllflcntions for voting and folding office in Clierokee strip was passed. Lodge offered some amendments to tho tides providing for counting Reiiatofs present and not voting for purpoaea, of ft quorum, Pll- ibnsteriug cottimenceit and the senate was clogged for souin timo. Peffer addressed the senate, lut yielded to allow Voorhees to make n motion Cor adjournment. HOUSE. McCrenry bill, to -extend provisions ot Geary Chinese exclusion act for six montiis, wa*s tak(*n up, debated and at 3 O'clock passed by a voto of 107 to 9. . : ,'SSXATB. Washington, Oct. 17.—The rules wore discussed at length, Hill declaring it to be the duty of the presiding officer to count a quoruni when present and not voting, hhorman said the timo had arrived when the senate must adopt rules to prevent obstruction ot public business, Imt it should not lie done this session. He held the democratic senators responsible for the present condition.. Mills also said the responsibility rested with tho democratic party. Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-morrow. HOUSE. Bill removing the necessity for affirmative proof of loyalty of pensioners of wars previous to the civil war wns passeil. Cox banking bill passed. Printing bill was considered but not disposed of. SENATE. Washington. Oct. 18.—Motion of Dolph to amend the journal so as to show tho presence of Allen, who refused to voto, wns defeated. A discussion oE tho rules followed. Mills blamed tho majority for -sitting like children aud permitting the government to be paralyzed. He wns a democrat who stood by the organized administration of his party. At 5:15 p.m. a recess was taken until 10 a. m. to-morrow. HOUSE. New Jersey bridge bill wns tnken up, amended unff passed. House resumed consideration of the printing bill, but without action on the bill tho house adjourned. SENATE. Washington, Oct. 10.—Report from secretary of the treasury was presented in response to a resolution for information as to probability oC a deficiency in tho revenue of the government. It appears that the deficit at the end of tho year will amount to &50,COO,COO. Senate resumed debate on rules. Finally Teller -withdrew his motion to amend tho'journal, which matter had caused tho debate on rules, and the journal was approved. Repeal bill was taken up and Poffor resumed his speech. 1IOUSU. Committee on rules reported a special order for consideration of bankruptcy bill, beginning Monday aud continuing until disposed of. Printing bill was taken tip, b.ut at 2 o'clock tho iiouso proceeded to pay tribute to the late Representative Mutchlor of Pennsylvania, after which adjournment was taken as a further mark of respect, SB SATE. ' Washington, Oct. 20.—Voorheos gave notice of an nineutlinent to the rules to tho effect that when a bill or resolution pending as unfinished business shall have lieen debated thirty dnys, any senator may move to fix tho time for taking a. vote thereon. Such motion shall uot bo amendable nor debatable, and if passed tho pending bill or resolution shall bo voted on at tho time fixed. Attor executive session the repeal bill was taken up nnd Poffor addressed the senate. HOUSE. Attorney general submitted a communication saying ho hart doubts as to the validity of the) Union Pacific receivership proceedings so fur as the United States was concerned. Resolution to remit .">() per cent of tno duties due on exhibits at World's Fair was amended nnd passed. Printing bill occupied timo till nd- jourutnent. 5BNAT15. Washington, Oct. 21.—House joint ros^ olutton for tho disposition of certain property now in the hands of the receiver of the church of Latter Day Saints, authorizing its application to the charitable purposes of tho church, passed. Repeal bill- was then tnken up and discussed uuti adjournment. Printing bill as amended was reported to house and on its passage the vote developed no quorum, and the house adjourned. Held thn Wrong Train. SPKINOFIKIJ), Mo., Oct. 23.—An attempt was made to hold up the 'Frisco passenger train which left Fort Smith at 1:02 yesterday morning-. A freight which preceded it seems to have been mistaken for the passenger and was stopped. Five or six oillcers were placed on the passenger following, but no ctt'ort. toTnoifs* it ws made. Clilcngo Kourd of Trade. CHICAGO, Oct. 20.—The trading in wheat early in the session was largely on sentiment and feeling. The very light local receipts, the better tone of Washington dispatches uud the olllcial statement of Frencn crop shortage started good buying. The market got %c upturn during thefirsthour. Then the movement was loss encouiAgiug, The northwest came in for 919 cars for tho day. Primary markets had 854,000 bu. Kansas City hud a liberal movement of HO cars. JSxuort clearances were but moderate, 430,000 in wheat and Hour from all ports. As the session advanced without news from Washington the early strength peteved out. Before 12 o'clock corn broke sharply on n large estimate for Saturday. Wheat followed, and ihe gain over last night wns entirely lost. The December price was at 04 to 64Jgc, to UC.KC, to IBJjfc, to Oo^o, and back to (14%c. The May sold 72,%o to 73c, to 7'J%c, to 7Sc, to 7sy(i'o after midday. The cars for Saturday estimated much heavier, at II'O. The trade weakened. badly in wheat the last half hour, and the break from be*t prices early was over lo. December sold ti4X(g6i^c, closing G4%c; May touched 71%c, closing 71%(cj7i'o. The loss from last night was about KC. Quotations wore: Articles. 'Highest Lowest. Wh't, 8— Oct.... Deo.... May.... Corn, a— Oct..., Nov.... Deo — Oats, 2— Oct.... Dec.... May... Fork- Get.... Jan.... Lard— Oct.... Nov.... rau.... 8. Ribs., Oct.... Jau .63% .73 .SOtf 16.50 14 35 9.75 9.^5 6.40 8.95 7.4% .28% .31% 16.50 14 9 &i 9.22 8. US 8.90 7.35 CLOSING. Oct. 20. Oct. 19. .42)4 18.50 H.30 0.75 9 S5 8 90 .05 .7 .89 .»> .sa .43K • 27# .28% •»y* 10.50 H.25 9.20 7.40 Abducted Her Own Child. Mich., Oct 3L—Mrs. Charles Starkweather, who left her husband rome time ago at Merrill, returned to that pla.ce last evening' and abducted one of their cbildreu. She put up at the Hotel Melze, and her husband learning of her whereabouts, went to the hotel and broke down the door and tried to t ike the child. The wife shot fcim through the hand with a revolver and he dewsted, 'Ihiij is the second trouble they bave had.Mrs. ^arkweatber having once before secured a child from her husband with i he aid of Frank Sfoakbsun. wjjp was nearly CAPE TOWN, Oct. 2i».—Tritr&iS abSo* lutely no the Sensational reports cabled to thc-tJnited States that <lhp Matabeles have defeated ; the Brit" ish colonist forces. On the contrary, tho British columns have been victorious in two engagements and are now advancing upon Buldwaya, the capi* lal of King Lobene-ala's territory. The British officials at Fort Victoria sent a dispatch to the government of- liciala here announcing 1 that ths' column which had been advancing 1 upon the Matabele armies had encountered the enemy and after several sharp minor engagements had met and defeated the Matabeles , on Oct. 10 at Indlamas mountain. The dispatches also announce that at the same time the Fort Salisbury column had engaged and defeated the enemy near the same place. The number of Matabeles killed in the engagement with the Victoria column is estimated at 100. No details have yet been received re* garding tho number ki.'led by the other column. Ex-Cashier Kviins ot tho Seven Corners Itunlc iin'i Ills Assistant] Indicted, ST. PAUL, Minn, Oct. :. 3—William B. Kvans, formerly cashier, and C. A. IlawUs, formerly assistant cashier of the Seven Corners bunk, has been indicted by the grand jury. ••, They are charged with grand larceny and the specifications are to the effect that they converted to their own use about $103,000 of the funds of the Seven Corners bank. The indictments fell like a thunderbolt among the friends of both men, for it was tho universal impression that the jury had voted to return not a true bill in Hawks case, and it was not known that a presentment had been made against Evans. Very little leaks out of the grand jury room, but what has escaped in these cases is highly sensational. Hawks is now under bonds for his appearance, but Evans has not been arrested. Neither indictment has been reported to the court. MACMAHON'S FUNERAL Will, Take I'lnco Under .Auspices of tho Government of J.''r»ii<-«. PATHS, Oct. 23.—At a cabinet meeting 1 held to-day to aecide upon the details of the public funeral of Marshal MacMahon it was announced that the body of the ox-president would lie in state at the church of La Madeline and that it would afterward be taken to tho Invalides aud that M. Dupuy, minister of public instruction, and Loisillon, minister of war, will make addresses n\\on the occasion. It has also boon decided to give the remains of Gounod, the coin poser, a public luueral. The crowds around the Hotel de Ville last night, where the municipal authorities entertained the Russian visitors, was so great that a n"inber of people were severely crushed and injured. Korf'Among iiiuisas Women. ToricKA, Knn., Oct. 21.— The publication of recent correspondence between Mrs. Laura til. Johns and Mrs. Mary E. Lease has caused a commotion among the women of the state. Many reasons are given for the rupture, but the original provocation seems to have been Mrs. Lease's work in forcing the suffrage issue prematurely. It was the original intention of Mrs. Johns and her associates of tha Kansas Equal Suffrage association to wait until tho men could agree upon a constitutional convention, in which the women hoped to have rep- resenlation and there make their fight, but Airs Lease caused the suffrage plank to bo incorporated in tho populist platform by the Wit-hita convention, which led to the action by the republican convention. Ex-CnnjrreHsmnii l.uttrell Dead. POUT TOW.NSEND, Wash., Oct. £3 — The remains of ex-Cougressuiun John K. Luttroll, United States commihj aioner of fisheries for Alnskn, who died at Hitka Oct. •!, of JSriglu'a disease, arrived here this morning on the way to San Francisco, where they will be interred. The decoiibeil wns li:.' years of age, anil was a member of the Forty-third, 1 o. ty-lOi,rth un4 l-'oriy- iifth congresses. HOW MEN GET HIGH. IA whore deep sunken reefs of passion fiida Beneath the troubled waters of fh.ylifd! Sharper than poisoned dart Or keenest knife. „' They rend rfnrt wreck my' ships. Upon 1 he tide,* . i Red a*, with blood,.'m'yjfnirest .hopes have died. My golden freights,foi'sahin hithftstrire,. Unheeded Ho ami every wave is rifo , With ruin, wrought by hate, and doubt,and pride.' God saw my need, nnd knew the remedy, The mighty grief that could my heart control. His touch electric, softly, tenderly, Upon my quivering heart in pity stole. Ono great convulsion I Then tho waves swept freo Along tho deepened channel of my soul. —Susan Mnrr Sptilding. The Actor's Story, BY JOHN Short Talk Number Five. A very successful man, who was continually buying and soiling roul estate, oiico made this remark: "If I want to buy q piece of land 1 go out aud ask its owner oil a dark, dismal, prloorriy day; such a day has a tendency to make him despondent. and to cause his possessions to depreciate iu value. On tho other hand, when I go out to sell, I sell on n flay characterized by a Uight nnd invigorating atmosphere." Ho wns a wise man, and knew tlie wealc side, from a business point of view, of the average man. Has Iho reader ever noticed this weakness in human nature? When the Dutchman found lie could get his money out ol the bank, ho did'ut want it. Witon times became depressed and renl estate, that but a. little while ago was in active demand, isn't wanted at nil, everybody, apparently, wants to sell. \Ve havo recently .baen going through a season of business depression. Many people who had not ba- t'ora thought of selling, and who had no occasion for selling, all at once became sort of panicky ami wanttd to sell their real estate. It was so all over the United States. Tho situation, however, is nov inir roving, confidence is being restored and. the real estate market is rpcQveriiiK,.; many of the lately piiiic-stricken peop e are already beginning to wonder i£ tto«y had'nt bettor hold on a little longer. But the bargains are still numerous.' The investor who makes early selections, will, of course, pick up the choicest bargains, whether it be in the way of a furm uaar Wiuterset, or in or near Des Moiaes, or one of those specialties of mine, a Highland Park lot. A. 8, WII.OOXEX, Real Estate Broker, !i07 Fifth Street. Des Moines, Iowa. GRAVEYARD IS WRECKED- Beiult* of a, Storm Oil Solomon's Island. BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 21.— Officers of thn Weerns Line steamers report that a cemetery on t-olomon's island was badly washed in Friday's storm. The graves were only slig-htly above the water leivel and within fifteen feet of the water's edge. Haaj r ?f tbo tombstones were prostrated and some of the coffins were exposed. Tto wuves completely hid the cegietery.and when the storm subsided the earth w»s torn and bar*? and wffias were broken open CHAPTER IX— ••H'm! Mutiny!" ho growled; "but I. like tho lad's spirit and begad, the old beggar shall havo. it hot!" So saying, ho made'his way. to tho .managerial sanctum, where he gave Willie's message to the autocrat, with various verbal embellishments. Old M—— merely scratched his car with his pen,' and said: "Dear me! dear mo! a remarkable young man! Uo you think he means it?" "i dou't think anything about it, sir; I'm quite sure of iu" "Dear mo. dear me. What time does tho mail go to-morrow?" ••Twelve o'clock." "Well, well; como to me in the morning at eleven. Meanwhile I'll Bleep on it." Next day, at half past eleven, Jamieson was at the coach office with his baggage. Ho waited until len minutes to twelve; then ho booked for London and paid his fare. ; Twelve o'clock came. He took his seat on the box beside the driver, the guard blew his hoi'n, the driver nourished his whip, and' was about to start, when lo! down Loith Walk came tho captain, pulling and blowing like a gampus. Waving his hat and his handkerchief, he called out, •Stop! stop!" The driver pulled up, exclaiming, ••What's the row now?" "Nothing." gasped the captain, "but you, sir. Mr. Jamieson, come down; I want you!" "Too late, captain," replied Willie. "Drive on, Coacby." ••But 1 tell you it's all right!" roared the captain. ••Hamlet or nothing," said Jamieson. ••Oh! Hamlet, Othello. Macbeth— the whole lot of them; 'only come down." "On your honor, sir?" "On ay honor as a gentleman!" ••All right!" and Willie sprung down like , a "2-year-old." Seining dis carpet bag. he spun over a half- crown (almost tho last ho had left) to the guard, and returned triumphantly to tho theater, where the boys struck up. "See the Con juering Hero Comes, " to the intense annoyance of old M , who couldn't avoid hearing this spontaneous outburst of musical mutiny. The following Monday Jamieson opened in "HumleU" and was received with very great enthusiasm by a crowded house. A cull before the curtain was then not so cheap an honor as it is nowadays, and when at the end of the pl'.iy ho was called forward ho was more than delighted. JiiiU us ho was about to make his e\it. a lady seated in tho private box U> his right threw him a laurel wrc-ath. and disappeared as if by magic. Although he had barely time lo uatch a glimpsu of her palo face i ml Hashing eyes, ho recognized the jvystcrious la'dy of the pony chaise at Aberdeen, As soon as he left tho Huge his quick eye detected a card winch wns attached by a piece of ribbon. On ono siclo. these words worn written in a bold, but feminine hand: "You told mo once should I over need a friend, I might rely on yon. 1 need one now." On tho other sido was engraved, ••Miss Flora McAllisior, Athol House." Below was written, "At home to-morrow from twelve to live." CHAPTER X. Athol House. The morrow's post brought Jamie- eon a letter from Curly, describing his impressions of London—-of the theatre, the company, etc. Tho general tone was elate and confident, and ho wound up by stating that his debut was fixed for the following Monday, cuiil that ho was to open as Doricourt. At noon Jamieson presented himself at Athol House—one of those wonderful old places twelve or fourteen stories high, the 1'ike of which is to bo seen nowhere but in "Auld Heekie." , It^ historical memories wont back I don't know how long; but tho very room into which he was shown hau once been inhabited by the Kojont Murray, afterward by C.'averhoiiso. and thu "great marquis himself.' 1 it was now in soini-darbness—the bl'miti were all dovvn. The ntmos- |iiKji'o wiii s(i gloomy and depressing \hul ho couldn't uoar it, so he pulled iip miruilns and let m the blessed Biiiirhiiiu. Looking through the window. i.u contemplated tho wonderful pi: Hire be bro li m. The valley smiling tit lib fi-et. wuoro now tho railway runs; to the left the castle and the c-iiailo garJens; lo his right Holyrood iinJ Arthur'» i^ut Nearer btood Iho Culum liill; ti little to the left of thai lay l-eitli. with the bine Fifth beyond; right in front of him Prince's Mn?et aud New Town. The Ahlinls'onl monument, which had only ruwiiiiy sprung into existence, stooii lorih uon.-j|»icuouA us it glitierod in Uio sunlight It wtia i\ glorious punui'iuiii J hero wu? no city in tho world m(>ro beautiful than ivdluburgu, hut he bud hud lo u Veaujied during Iho fortnight, eo presently he tuvncd away to W>ok - at Iho room. Karo books lay'on iH'e table, n few choice pictures we're on the walls, objects of art were_ scattered*about in every directiotr" To his 16ft, catching the light from tiio opposite window, stood a painter's easel, supporting a picture covei-ed by iifl Indian shawl. On two or three stools were palettes, colors, brushes, and other implements of the studio. His curiosity was excited by the covered picture, so he stepped forward, and removed the ohawl. It dropped from his hands as he ex- claimad. "Curly!" The painting wa3 not quite finished, but tho resemblance was so life like you almost expected to srse poor Donald start from the canvas—to hear him speak! While Willie stood lost in contemplation, a soft, low voice murmured, as if in rosponso to his unspoken thoughts. "Considering that it is only painted frord. memory, it is not a bad likeness, is it, Mr. Jamieson?" Turning round ho saw I-lora. He bowed, and, dexterously avoiding hoi; proffered hand, coldly replied: ••You wished to seo mo, madam, and 1 am here." There was a pause. You sea they met under the shadow of -a misunderstanding, nnd neither ono of them knew exactly how to begin. She, of course, deemed herself wronged. At ono timo sho had made up her mind that she never would, never could forgive Curly. But alter all she was a woman. She was alono in tho world now, for her father had been dead for some months. She did not oven alTcct to bewail him, though in deference to the prejudices of society, she wore mourning. "She wns now free to think and act for Herself. If Curly could only explain the past, if— Of all her hopes and fears, of tho terrible trial through which she and her lover hnd passed, Willie knew nothing. He only knew that his friend had been cruelly wronged, nnd then, as ho imagined, treacherously abandoned by the woman he loved. On the other hand, it must bo remembered that it was she who hud most reason to think herself deserted nnd betrayed. Besides, she was in total ignorance of what had occurred to Curly, or indeed what had become of him since their parting. Sho had seen Willie's name announced at the theatre, and she felt convinced 'that if any man knew Curly's whereabouts Willie Jamieson was that man. "She remembered, too, the promise of the latter on the night of the elopement. Henoo it occurred to her as an inspiration to invite him to como and seo her. He had accepted her invitation, certainly, but he might apparently as well have been in Aberdeen, so cold and distant did he seem. "Mr. Jamieson," sho said, 'you once told mo that should I need a friend, 1 might rely on you." ••I did, but many things have happened since that night. You were then about to become tho wife of tho man whom you have since so cruelly abandoned." "Stop, sir,"she said, "one moment, "and she went rapidly to an escritoire at tho other side of the room, and taking out the fatal paper with Curly's signature, she continued, ••before you speak further, perhaps you had better read this." Jamieson read it. Then exclaimed: "My God! What does it all mean?" "That is tho question I ask myself by day, on my bended knees, by night, on my sleepless pillow—but answer never comes. 1 thought possibly you might havo been able to ox- plain." •i know less,' Miss M'Allister, than you know yourself." After you loft Aberdeen together I never even heard from him, until the day after I last saw you. Tho next morning brought tno a message from him. An hour later, I was on my way to Dundee, where I found him in tho infirmary— how, I have not the heart to tell you," and he broke down utterly. Jt was astonishing how calm sho remained till ho had recovered himself, then ho resumed, and told her everything which the reader knows already. It was her turn then. Sho wept ono moment and chafed tho next, with clenched hands and set teeth she strode to and fro, as sho exclaimed: ••The villain! the cowardly, dastardly villain. Oh! that I were a man for your sake, Daniel Doemp- btur!" "Don't you waste your breath on that gentleman—leave him to mo!" said Jamieson. "Now if you please, Miss M'Allistor. we are friends henceforth, so give mo your hand." Sho extended it frankly, and ho kissed it reverently. ••Since Iho timo I told you of, " ho continued, "your name has never passed between us, but 1 know the poor fellow loves you still, dearer than life." •if ho loved mo. could he— could ho havo done this shameful thing? And to call God to witness it, too! Oh! tho coward! tho coward." "We must take human nature us we find it. 'God help him, if ho is a coward, and God Iwlp me. for I can lovo him none the less. Do you love him less than I do?' "1 did lovo him once, more than all the world, but oh! Mr. Jamieson," she exclaimed, "the M'AUisters have held their own in flood and tield since Scotland was a nation. Aud a coward! Oh! I can't bear it" And she cast herself on the couch, and wept bitterly. Then she got up and pointed to tho picture. •-Look there." sho said, "does that look like a cowurdl'l "JS'o. " WilUe replied, "and I don't believe he is a/ coward, but there are moments when the bravest man loaos heart Tell me one Vk- m B : were they not urmed?" ••Yes; they both had loaded pistols." ••And of course he was uniti-inoJ. wduld havo slain him thero and had ho not signed that, miserable per. Besidei they worked upon fears for you, ana in a moment ol. weakness he yielded to their :' threats." ••He ought not to .have. ; j , death, anything but clisbbriOr* It would have avenged hiin lirsty, .and. bewailed him after." It was Willie's turn to wait notf. When she had softened down a -little- he showed her,a letter he had received that morning. At tho very sight Of" the well known hand her heart leaped: with joy; lie was alivo—ho still loved, her—all was forgotten, forgiven.- • Jamioson asked her permission to 1 write to Curley to explain tlmthe had seen her, but she begged him to leave her to tako her own course, which she did, with results lo bo hcron-fter stated. The Fatal Anniversn..... Meanwhile Curly was busy with his rehearsals in town. At length camo- tbc debut. AH through the earlier part of the play he impressed the. audience most favorably, and each, succeeding act coulirnied the impression. The minuet in .the masquerade scone was danced by him with such, supple elegance that he completed!! is conquest of tho capricious public. The ladies wero in raptures with the. new corned inn. and even the men wero unwillingly moved to admiration. The debutant's success was assured— u brilliant future lay before him. When he returned to -his room to- make his change for the last act n large parcel lay upon his dressing- table. Ho motioned the dresser to unpack it When he had finished changing ho looked at the contents of the parcel. There was a quantity of fresh flowera and a letter directed in the- hand ho know BO well. His heart stood still for a moment; then he took courage. There would be a few kind words perhaps; something to give him heart of grace. He tore open the-envelope, and stood for a moment like- a man transformed to stone. Traced in characters of fire he saw tho fatal words: "These presents are to fittest that Flora M'Allister is not my wife; and I call God to witness that neither now nor hereafter will I seek to become- her husband. ••DONALD CAMPBELL. , ••Dudhope Ferry, May 12, 18—.'? » .'; [TO BK CONTINUED.] .She Sottlort Him. The lady was undoubtedly augry, Sho had taken her seat in a cable car- one crowded afternoon, and was contemplating her surroundings with an. air of unreserved satisfaction when tho object of her ire entered and stood directly in front of her. He scorned the assistance of tho strap and. Eeemed thoroughly confident of maintaining his equilibrium under any and. all circumstances of cable-car travel. In this, however, he was rudely surprised by the sudden starting of the- car, and stepping backward trod heavily on the lady's dainty shoe. Of course she was angry, but the pain was too much for silent suITaring. ••Those straps are intended to assist such people us you." sho said. Ho excused himself, but paid «O' heed to tho warning and continued to stand in the center of the aisle. At the next street corner, however, tho fellow tripped up and fell against tho woman, llising with the woman's energy she shouted amid the smiles of a half hundred passengers: "Jf you won't hold on to those struno in. tho future, I will give you my seat and hold on myself!" That "settled" him. Large Rnts in Small BoUfes. Lord Albomarle told Mrsr'Beechor Stowo, when she was in England, this. story about the Duke of Wellington: Sitting next a lady at dinner, who had a smelling-bottle containing musk, the^ Duke Is alleged to havo said to her: ••In India, ladies put musk-rats into their smelling- bottles." "They must bo very small rata then," the lady observed. "Not at all — about tho- sixo of English rats." "Then their smelling- bottle i must be very large." "Isot at all — about tho sizo of yours." When the gentlemen entered the- drawing-room, Lord Fitzroy Somerset whispered to tho lady: "You now seo tho sort of dilliculties wo have at the Horse Guards; wo are required to put veify luree rats into very small bottles." — Argonaut. > • — ' - ' — - - -'-. ii£ Ofllchil*. ' When Admiral Shufoldt went to the hermit nation, C'orea. to arrange for a treaty, Miss Shufoldt missed a valuable bracelet, the theft of which, was duly reported to the proper authorities. Suspicion rested upon two natives, who wero taken before the tribunal and subjected to a rigorous examination. The officials found that no incriminating evidence could be obtained against the suspected culprits and informed Miss Sluifeldt of the fact, hut added in a spirit of courtesy, that "if madam wishes, however, we will at once cut off the heads of both men. t»o|d Diggers of Thibet. The gold digs-era of Thibet most of whom are Chinese, make air do tha work of water. That is to say, they use the same process by which farm* ers used to winnow their grain before fanning mills wero invented. Thjay lift the baskets containing earth and gold to au elevation and then empty the coutuuti to the ground, j 4 ViOliMy Little (»ii']> \ Elsie, who is tho youngest of iW family, was entertain ing me the omer day. During the conversation/ ghe said: "All tho folks who come. 'to our house are so much older thaq'l anj. " Giving a little sigh she continued: "There seems to lie awfully f^w people seven years old, nQwadjam' 1 -T-

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