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tlPP^M DES MOINDS* WHD^EBiDAY JtJLY 6, 1898 INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. CHAPTER XVI. O LADY AYLMBR took the letter and read it. "H'm," she muttered. "I'm afraid the wish is father to the thought, my dear boy," she said, dryly. "It's true I had a touch of toothache or neu- r a 1g i a about a •week ago, entirely because he was consumed, with gout—though, mind, he declares stoutly that he hasn't Bad the gout for more than three months—and persisted in having the window open all the way from Leicester. But as for my health or any one's health but his own giving him a moment's anxiety— •why, the idea is ludicrous, simply ludicrous. The gravest anxiety, indeed. H'm! If I were lying at the point of death, his lordship might be anxious till the breath was out of my body." "That was just what I said to—to myself," said Dick, who had been on the very point of uttering his wife's name. "However, Lady Aylrner, I am very glad to find that you are all right and in good health." "Thank you, Dick," she replied, holding out her hand to him; then, after a moment's silence, she suddenly -burst out, "Dick, what is he after?" "Lord Aylrner? I don't know," Dick answered. "He is after something: I've known it for weeks, but I cannot make out What," Lady Aylmer went on. "First, toy his persistence that he has not got the gout. I have been married to him a great many years, but I never knew him deliberately deny himself the pleasure of gloating over his gout before. He must mean something by it. I thought, of course," she went on, with a nonchalant air, "that there was somebody else. But his anxiety about my health, and his desire to pack you off to India, where he knows you don't want to go, make one 'think differently. In any case, go to the librai'y and see him, and whatever you do, my dearest boy, don't irritate him. Don't contradict him; tell him at once that you don't want to go to India—that is, if you really don't want to do so; but If he insists, take my most serious advice and. temporize—put the time on anyhow—tell him you must have a week in which to consider the idea." "Yes, I'll do that," said Dick, rising. "Stay, we had better send to him first," said Lady Aylmer, touching the button of the bell. "Yes. Jenkins, tell Lord Aylmer that Mr. Aylmer is here and wishes to see him." "Best to treat him in the imperial way that satisfies him," said her ladyship to Dick, as the man closed the door behind him. "I always do it when I want to make him.a little more human than usual. I don't do it at other times, because he is eminently a person with whom familiarity breeds contempt." Dick laughed outright. "Very well, I will be most careful," he replied; then added, "it's awfully good of you to give me a good tip out of your experience. I have never been able to hit it off with his lordship yet. Perhaps I shall be more fortunate this time." "You may be. You know, of course, Dick, that it was your steady refusal to marry Mary Annandale that set him so thoroughly against you." "Mary Annand^le's money." corrected Dick. "AM yes, it is, th< thing," carelessly. ,-/ "But I don't beli| "" Annandale •would have had me," Dick declared. "Perhaps not. Still, you never gave her a chance, did you? Now, of course, it is too late." "Very much too late," returned Dick, promptly, and grinning good- humoredly at the remembrance of how very much too late it was for him to build up the fortunes of the house of Aylmer by means of a rich wife. He turned as the door opened again. "His lordship will be pleased to see you in the library, sir," said Jenkins. "I will come," said Dick. "And good luck go with you," said Lady Aylmer, kindly, as he went. "Come back and tell me how you get on." Poor Dick! he did not get on very well. He found Lord Aylmer sitting }n a big chair in the library, looking ominously bland. "Good morning, sir," said Dick. "Oh, good morning, Dick; sit down, my boy," rejoined Lord Aylmer, quite tenderly. Dick gave himself up for lost at once, but he sat down and waited for "the old savage" to go on with the .conversation. For a minute or so Lord Aylmer did not speak; he moved his Jeft foot uneasily, in a way distinctly Suggestive of gouty twinges, and fidget^ a little with his rings and his finger-nails. "You got my letter," he remarked at last. "Yes, I did, sir; that brought me here," Dick answered. "Ah, that's all right," said the old lord, in a self-satisfied tone. "Great piece of luck for you, my boy, great piece of luck. I couldn't have got it $or any one else; in fact, I rather fan$7 3Barry Boyiuon had soai.ebody else in his eye, though, of course, he couldn't very well refuse me. Still, of course, I had to tell him you were devilish anxious for the appointment." "But I'm not devilish anxious for the appointment," Dick broke in at last. "I'm not anxious for it at all." ' For a minute or two the old man looked at him in profound amazement. "Damme, sir, do you mean to say you're going to turn round on me after all the trouble I've taken for you? Damme, sir, do you mean to tell me that?" "Not exactly that," answered Dick, still keeping Lady Aylrner's advice in his mind, but " "Then what do you mean, sir?" roared the old man, losing his temper altogether. "I mean this," said Dick, firmly; "up to now I have, as you know, always set my face against going to India. I hate and loathe the very idea of it. England Is good enough for me, and I went into the Forty-third on purpose that I might not have to go to India, or lose a lot of seniority. What I want to know is this: What has made you take a lot of trouble, and put. yourself under an obligation to Lord Skev- versleigh, in order to bring about what you know would be utterly distasteful to mo?" Lord Aylmer looked at Dick as it words had failed him, but presently he found his tongue and used it freely. "Damme, sir," he roared, "do you mean to accuse me of any sneaking, second-hand motives? 'Pon my soul, sir, I've a good mind to write to Lord Skevversleigh and ask him to consider the appointment refused. But say," as he saw by Dick's face that this would be the most desirable course he could take, "I will do no such thing. Damme, sir, I've had about enough of your airs and graces. Hark you, and mark what I say! To India you'go, without another word; or I cut off your allowance from this day week, every penny of it. As you yourself said just now, I go to a lot of trouble for you, put myself under a great obligation to a friend in order to serve you, and all the return I get for it is that you get on your high horse and accuse me of second-hand motives. Damme, sir, it's intolerable—simply intolerable. And I suppose you think I don't know why you want to shirk a year or two in India, eh?" "I don't understand you, sir," said Dick, with icy civility. "No, no, of course not. And you think I didn't see you the other night at the Criterion, and mopping your eyes over 'David Garrick' afterward. Bah! you must think I'm a fool." For a moment Dick was startled, but he did not show it by his manner in the least. "Well, sir." he said quietly. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN, SIR?" "I have never been in the habit of asking your permission to take a lady to a theater." "No," the old savage snarled In return; "nor when you wanted to start housekeeping in Palace Mansions, either." "No, sir," said Dick, firmly; "nor when I wanted to start housekeeping, either." "And that was why you refused to marry Mary Annandale?" Lord.Ayl- mer snapped. "Not at all. I refused to ask Miss Annandale to marry me because I did not care about Miss Annandale." "Bah!" grunted the old man, in a fury. "I suppose you believe in all that rot about marrying for love." "Most certainly I do." "And you mean to do it?" "I don't mean to marry anybody at present," said Dick, coolly. He felt more of a sneak than he had ever felt in all his life, to leave the old man in his belief that his dear little Dorothy was less to him than she was, yet he knew that for her sake, for the sake of her actual bodily welfare, he could not afford to have an open declaration of war just then. Sneak or no sneak, he must manage to put the time on a little until the child had come, and all was well with Dorothy. Lord Aylmer rose from his chair in a rage of tottering fury. "Listen to me, sir," he thundered; "it may be all very pretty and idyllic and all that, but you wouldn't marry the woman I chose for you, and now you shall go to India to pay for it. It's no use your thinking you have any choice in the matter—you haven't. I had enough of your excuses and your shilly-shallying, and all your puling sentimentality, love, and all the rest of it. What do you want with love?" "I believe you married for love your- self, sir," suggested Dick, in his mildest tones. "And repented It before three months had gone over my head, and have gone on repenting ever since," the olfl man snarled. "Damme, sir, that woman Is never tired of throwing It at me. If I'd married her for her money she couldn't very well have thrown that at me—been a fool if she had." There was a moment's silence; then the old lord went on again, "Look here, Dick, you've got to make Up your mind to one thing—I mean you go to India, so you may as well go with a good grace." "I'll think it over," said Dick. "I want an answer now," irritably. "That's impossible, sir, unless you like to take no for an answer, right away," Dick replied firmly. "I suppose you want to talk the matter over with the young lady In Palace Mansions," said the old lord, in his most savage tones. "I don't think that would Interest you, whether I did or not," said Dick, coldly; "but one thing Is very certain, which is that I am not going to India without thinking the whys and wherefores thoroughly over. I will come again on Friday and tell you my intentions." "And you'll bear in mind that a refusal of the appointment cuts off your allowance at once." "I will bear everything In mind," said Dick, steadily; and then he shut the door, leaving the old man alono "Well?" cried Lady Aylmer, when he looked into the little boudoir again. "How did you get on?" "We didn't get on at all," Dick answered. "He means me to go to India by hook or by crook." "And I wonder," said my lady thoughtfully, "what it is that he has in his mind. No good, I'm afraid." A SAMPLE AMMICA& c CHAPTER XVII. FTER this interview it was Dick's pleasant task to go home and tell the news to his wife. It had to be done; it was useless his trying to shirk It, because D o r o thy knew why and where he had gone, and was too eager to hear the result of his visit to his uncle to let him even light a cigarette in peace, until she had heard all that there was to hear; in- fact, as soon as ho put his key into the door she flew out to meet him. "Dick, la it good news?" she cried eagerly. Now Dick could not honestly say that it was good news, but then ha did not wish to tell her how bad it was all at once; so he gently prevaricated, kissed her with even more than his usual tenderness, and asked her it she had been very dull without him and whether he had been too long, a'way. His well-meaning prevarication had exactly the opposite effect to that which he had intended. Dorothy's sensitive heart went down to zero at once, and the corners of her sweet lips drooped ominously. "Oh, Dick, it Is bad news," she said, mournfully, "and you are trying to hide it from me." "No, no, I am not," ho said, hurriedly, "but there's no need to tell all our private affairs out here for everybody to hear." "But there isn't any everybody," said Dorothy; "there's only Barbara." In spite of his anxiety Dick burst out laughing. "Come in here, my darling," he said, drawing her toward the drawing-room; "and you shall give me a cup of tea while I tell you all about it." "And you've not promised to go?" she asked, as she began to make the tea. "No, don't trouble, Dick, dear, it is lighted, and the water will boil in two minutes." (To be Continued.) A NOVEL HEN PARTY. Guest llrouKht as a Contribution it Real Live Cliiokcu, The Boston Traveler tells of a new kind of hen party that has found favor in that city. It bears no resemblance to the time-honored idea that tea and chitchat, gossip and smart hats, constitute the necessary adjuncts to these particular gatherings. The interest centers about a real live hen of feathers, her chicks and her eggs. The party originated in this fashion: A young bride and groom took a house in the suburbs and went to, housekeeping. A mischievous friend called to see them and discovered on the premises a deserted hennery, which suggested an idea to his fertile brain. He at once communicated his idea to other friends, who arranged secretly for a genuine hen party. On a pleasant day the invited guests met at the railway station and proceeded in a body to the new home. Each one carried a live hen, a chick or a dozen eggs for hatching purposes. The scene which occurred when thirty-six guests arrived with thirty-six installments for the hennery was decidedly ludicrous. When the little hostess recovered breath she produced her chocolate cups and tea biscuits and the groom showed himself a man of resources by offering a prize for the most laughable incident connected with the purchase of the fowls. One of the rules of this new game is that the hens must not be sent by express, porter or other means of conveyance, but must be delivered by the purchaser. It is suggested that these feathered donations would prove a great success in charitable affairs. Hibson—"How much did Daubre get for his academy canvas?" Garner— "Don't know. Three years would be about right." RICHARD P. HOBSON IS THE REAL TYPE. Not a Whit Braver Than the Thousands of Noble ITonng Seamen That Bless Our 1'eerleg* Na»y—Bit Name Carried in Glory. . HEN the war with Spain is over the name of Lieut. Richmond Pearson Hobsoh will rank high in this country's annals. Dewey, Sampson and other heroes will welcome him to their rank, or step aside and allow the boy precedence of the man. Lieut. Hobson led his brave comrades In the mine and death-dealing trap of Santiago harbor, and placed his all on his country's altar. Today millions of people over all the world applaud the young American who went BO bravely to what seemed certain death. The chances of surviving the ordeal were not one in one thousand, and he knew it. It was no spontaneous act of heroism, bursting forth In the enthusiasm of battle. It was a calm, cool, deliberate, choosing of death. On Wednesday Rear Admiral Sampson called for volunteers to enter the harbor. Lieut. Hobson stepped eagerly to the front and begged the commission. He was accepted. Two days he spent In choosing his companions and making ready tho expedition. For forty-eight hours the brave fellows faced . R. P. HOBSON. the prospect of death, just as surely as the soldier sentenced to be shot. There was never a faltering when the Merrimac bade farewell to the fleet and sailed under the shadow of the cliffs of Morro. "St. John" Hobson, during his station at the bureau of naval construction, was one of the characters of social Washington. Few possessed greater charm of person. It was his face that brought women to his feet and won for him the soubriquet of "St. John." Hobson's features are regular and finely chisled in profile. His voice is low, his manner gentle. But there is little of femininity in Hobson's character. He is willful in disposition, and has never been known to abandon a purpose upon which his heart had once been set. All his life he has been seeking to be great. It was not an affectation. It was simply the following of the premonition of his destiny. In 1885 Hobson entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis from Alabama at an age below that of any other youth entering the naval school. He was born August 17, 1870, at Greensboro. In 1889 he was graduated at the head of his claps. He also was at the head of his class in the Southern university, before he entered the Academy. At school he was unsociable and made few friends with his fellows. His character was misunderstood, and he was dubbed "girlish." He had a fondness for big words, which often subjected him to ridicule. It is-said that once, when he had endured the jibes of his playmates for some time, his patience reached a limit, and he notified the others as follows: "I do not desire, nor will I tolerate, any more of your senseless contumely." After graduation the cadet spent two years studying at the School of Naval Construction in France, and two subsequent years at 1'Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. This was at the expense of the government. In 1893 he returned to the United States and spent two or three years at the Brooklyn navy yard, acting on the staff of Admiral Bunce, commander of the North Atlantic squadron. Eventually he was connected with the bureau of naval construction in Washington. This inactive life did not meet his ambitions. He tried to get into the Turko-Grecian war, but failed, as he had failed in going to Japan in 1895 Through influence with Secretary Herbert, Hobson had a rule put in force which provided for the naval constructors being always on sea duty. It is a rule which is not popular with constructors, or with the commanders of vessels to which they are assigned. Hobson was buffeted from vessel to vessel and from station to station unti a few months ago, when he was at the naval academy as instructor in nava construction. When the war broke out the lieuten ant immediately made application for sea duty, and Commodore Hichborn permitted his assignment to the New York with a squad of boys for instruc tion in naval warfare. Before Santiago Hobson grasped the situation quickly and devised what was ultimately the successful mission of th Merrimac. By right the post of command was his. It was hte opportunity, and he ac (septed It. Mr. Hobson Is the author of the cal-naval-milltary paper on the "Stt- ation and Outlook in Europe," which has received considerable attention .broad. During the China-Japan war he was selected as the American naval bserver, but his celection was revoked, owing to the opposition of Hne fflcers to those In the construction ervlce. His expert knowledge was rec- gnized by the Mexican government, which designated him, In 1896, to con- luct trials and pass upon the Mexican dispatch vessel Donate Guerra, built at Philadelphia. Constructor Hobson Is a great lephew of Gov. John Morehead, of North Carolina. His father is Col. James A. Hobson, a probate judge of hat state. On the maternal line he is a grandson of Chief Justice Pearson, of North Carolina, and a nephew of Representative Pearson, of North Carolina. He is a great-grandson of former Senator William, of Tennessee. UNWITTINGLY A ROBBER. „ During Aubrey do Vere's visit to Naples he heard this warning given: 'Do you chance to have a hollow tooth stuffed with gold? If so, do not yawn in the street! Someone will ivhtp the gold out of it, and be off before you have time to close your mouth." The warning did not prevent the Irish gentleman from losing his handkerchief, though fully on his guard, five minutes after leaving his liotel. "Why did you not keep it In your-hat?" was the answer given to his complaint. In his "Recollections" he tells, this story: In a hotel frequented by the English, a burly, hot-tempered man used ;o denounce the pickpockets, and declare that they were no match for him, as he knew their ways. One day he came late to dinner, exclaiming, "They will let me alone for tile future!" and then he told his story. In the best street of Naples, the Toledo, In broad daylight, he, while pausing through a crowd, was pressed upon and felt a hand pressing his waistcoat pocket. The next moment a man: pushed past him and fled. He felt for his watch; it was gone. ! _ i He pursued the robber, shouting to the crowd to stop him. They, on the contrary, facilitated his escape. The villain rushed through a by-street to the left. He pursued him—next through a by-street to the right; thera, he closed upon him, and knocked 'him down. "The coward," he said, "prayed mo to spare his life, and I in turn demanded my watch back. .The villain surrendered it to me. I pushed it down to the bottom of my pocket, and dismissed the rogue with a parting kick." As soon ns 'he had eaten his dinner he ran upstairs and rushed to his toilet- table, and there was his watch. He returned to the dining-room and confessed his blunder, saying, "I shall return the watch at once to its owner." "Do not trouble yourself about that," dryly replied, an Italian noble T man. "The watch is a gold watch, and its owner must be a gentleman. Ho will neither claim the watch nor accept it back, for that would be to confess that he had run away, thinking that his assailant was mad, as all Englishmen are supposed to be by our ignorant common people here." MANCHESTER TO WED, Now that it is announced that the young duke of Manchester is to marry Miss Joan Wilson, daughter of a noted English family, match-making mothers have given up the contest. After the duke of Marlborough, Manchester stood eligible, and it has been reported he wished to wed Miss Astor, daughter of William Waldorf Astor, who lives at Cliveden, England, or Miss May Goelet, whose father recently died on board his yacht when at Cowes, but his proposals were rejected. The duke is but twenty-one, and his bride-elect is seventeen, and has never gone in society. The elder sister is THE DUKE OF MANCHESTER AND MISS JOAN WILSON, very beautiful and a popular girl in the fashionable world. The wedding is to occur in July. The mother of the duke was Miss Consuelo Yznaga before her marriage, and it is said she opposes th., match on the score of youth. Latest Dae for The latest use for glass is instead o{ gold as a material for stopping deeayi ing teeth. It answers splendidly, and Is far less conspicuous than the yellow metal. Of course, it is not ordinary glass, but is prepared by some new patented process which renders it soft and malleable. Our Frlea^*tho Coruetlst. "Say, hadn'i^ou better stop playing now? You know that old lady dawn- stairs takes a nap every afternoon." "She's not going to take her nap this afternoon." "Why?" "Because I'm going to play."—Puck. A GUARDSMAN'S TROUBLE. Front (he Detroit (Mich.) Journal, Hie prolhptness -with -which the National Guard of the different states responded to President HcKlnley's call for troopi at in* beginning of the war with Spain made th* •whole country ptond of its cltlKen soldier*. In Detroit there are few guardsmen inoff popular and efficient than Max R. Davies, first sergeant of Co. B. He has been a resident of Detroit for the past six years, and his home Is at 416 Third Avenue. For fotir years he was connected with the well known wholesale drug house of Farrand. Williams & Clark, In the capacity of bookkeeper. "I have charged up many thousand orders for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People," said Mr. Dories, "but _.„,._ never knew their worth The First Sergeant. until I used them for the cure of chronic dyspepsia. For two years I suffered and doctored for the aggravating trouble but could only be helped temporarily. "I think dyspepsia is one of the most stubborn of ailments, and there is scarcely 1 a clerk or office man but what Is more or loss a victim. Some days 1 could eat anything, -while at other times I would be starving. Those distressed pains irould force me to quit work. "I tried hot-water troatmont'thorongh- ly, but it did not nlTcct my cnse. I have tried many advertised remedies but tl«y would help only for n time. A friend of mine recommended Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pnle People, but I did not think much of them. "I finally was induced to try tho pills and commenced uslnp thorn. After taking a few closes 1 found much relief. I do not remember Iiow many boxes of tho pills 1 used, but I used them until the old /trouble stopped. I know they will cure dyspepsia of the worst form and I am pleased to recommend thorn." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all dealers, or will bo sent postpaid on receipt of prlno, CO cents n box or six boxes for $2.50, by addressing Dr. Williams' Modicino Company. Bobuuootadyi N. "ST. Almost Talked Ills life Away. The longest speech on record was made by Mr. Do Cosmos in the legislature of British Columbia when a measure was ponding to confiscate the lands of settlers. Ho was. In a hopeless minority, and the enemy expected to rush, the bill through at the end of the session. It was 10 o'clock in the morning; at noon the next day, if no action were taken the act of confiscation would fail. Do Cosmos arose, .spoke for twenty-six hours continuously, and then, with baked lips, bloodshot eyes, and almost toad with fatigue, he won the victory tnat nearly cost him his life. I in port lint to Mot tiers. Tho manufacturers of Castorla hnva been compelled to spend hundreds of thousands ol dollurs to familiarize tho public with tho signature of Chas H. Fletcher. This has boon necessitated by reason of pirates counterfeiting tho Castoria trade murk. This counterfeiting Is a crime not only acalnst tho proprietors of Castorla, but against tho growing generation. All persons should bo careful ta Beo that Castorla boars tho signature of Chas. II. Fletcher, If they would guard the health ot their children. Parents and mothers, In particular, ought to carefully examine the Castorla advertisements which have been appearing In this paper, and to remember that tho wrapper of every bolHe of genuine Castorla bears tho fuc-slmllo signature of Chas. H. Fletcher, under whoso uuparvlsion it bus been manufactured continuously for over thirty, years. All tho flags used by the United States navy are made at the Brooklyn navy yard. The work is mostly tfone by women. Each flag- has ninety-Stars, forty-five on each side. Tho Standard Dictionary. The Sunday School Times, Philadelphia: "Continual use of the first volume, since its issue, has shown the work to be a weighty, thorough, rich, accurate, authoritative, and convenient addition to lexicographical material. The collaborative .method reaches high water mark, and produces bold, original, independent, and scholarly results." The Economist, Chicago: "The best of all dictionaries. It is a- work of which every American may be proud." 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