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tickled by remarks, and than once oft °96' wVy h&me repeated to himself with -a chuckle, "book of Middlesex! I must encourage Charles a' little. 'Poh my soul, uncommonly neat—Dook of Mid- WteSS ASSOCIATION. «1?ea, tut he didn't look a. bit as it lie believed tee," fidroHiy fettifned. "fiheti Just," let him come hetd'ftttd try It en,'* dfied Barbara valiantly, the and really as she atdod there, a and comfortable figure -with bit akimbo, she looked more than a match tot any ordinary and aobody •would have believed, except such an knew (her well, how utterly her courage always deserted her at a critical moment. "Let him try it on, that's all. I can give him a bit of information -, Meantime I must confess that Dor- fVothy'had gone home in what Barbara accustomed to call "a boiling pas„. » Barbara happened to be com„_ Cittg across the little hall when she let I*- -herself in at the front door. "Miss Dor- V othy-^my dear,, what is it?" the pld js' ^nervant cried, her heart Jumping fairly iV 5jnto her mouth as a dreadful Idea '"; flashed into her mind that the young 'mistress' hour had come. ^ "Barbara," said Dorothy, in a voice >>6hfifcing with passion. "1 take back ',) 4 every thing that I have ever said In '"defense of David Stevenson—every i V/brd." ; * "What! have you seen him?" cried '-Barbara. '*• "fused to feel," Dorothy went on, to the same trembling'tones, and without ; .taking the smallest notice of Barbara's , -auestion, "very sorry that I could never s fall In' with auntie's wishes concerning «"hlm. And then, after auntie got so - fond of my Dick, I wasn't sorry for David, because I thought circumstances had been a little hard for him, so I have stood up for him with all x of you. ' 'But you were all right, and I take back now every word that ever I have said in his favor." Barbara drew her into the pretty drawing room. "Sit down, my dear young mistress," she said, tenderly, "and tell me all about it." So Dorothy sat down on the sofa and told Barbara everything about her meeting with David—what he had said and what she had said; what he had looked and what she had felt; how he ^ had turned old Isaac out of his place 'and had put a grand new-fangled gar•; dener to be Isaac's master at the Hall; and finally, how he had asked her to go,back and the past would be for' gotten, and he had insinuated—nay, had told her plainly—but, no. Dorothy's composure did not hold out long enough for her to tell that part of her story, for when she reached that point she gave way and broke down into violent sobbing. ' Barbara sat down, beside her and took her into her arms, so that she might lay her head upon the old ser- SB vant's ample breast and cry her heart- if ache away. "Miss Dorothy, dear," she said, presently, curiosity getting the best of her ' at last, "did David Stevenson dare to tell you that you wasn't married?" "Not in so many words, Barbara," Dorothy aoiswered, sitting up now and drying her flushed face, "but he asked me to go back and marry him," with unutterable contempt, "and he would show me what love meant—he, that turned my old friend out of his place directly Auntie died—and he said something about my turning my back on all my friends for the sake of a ' fellow who had brought me to this." "'David Stevenson all over," re- 1 marked Barbara, dryly.. "But, my ''dear youug mistress, you didn't let him gQ away thinking what he had said was true?" ''I told him I had been married for aontbs," Dorothy replied, "and then I said, 'Good morning' in' a tone of ; ice, and I walked straight in without \ even looking at him again." "And he saw you come in here?" Barbara' cpjed. 1 "Yes," Dorothy answered. "How qould I help it?" "No, I suppose not; but, depend on It, hi will go gabbling back to Grave- he won't find Very much to his liking —I can tell his high and mightiness that I see you married with my own eyes." But David Stevenson stood in need of no such information; he had not believed that Dorothy was married- she was right enough there. Still, he had realized at last that she was not for him, and that afternoon, whilst he was idly turning over the papers in the reading-room of the hotel, and wishing himself with all his heart down at HolrOyd, it suddenly occurred to him that if Dorothy really was married, he would be able to get evidence of the fact by walking down the street and spending an hour and half a crown at Somerset House. ' And 4here, sure enough, he found the record that was the death-blow of his last little feeble hope—the record of the marriage between Richard Harris, bachelor, and Dorothy StSlpde, spinster, bearing date now a little more than nine months old. "Barbara Potter, witness," i'ead David to himself between his teeth, then clenched his hand hard as it rested upon his knee, so that the glove which covered It was burst in several places. "Damn that old woman!,she must have a hand in it, of course." Then he put the great book back upon the, table, and strode out along tho empty echoing corridors and across the street. After a moment's hesitation, caused by the noise and-throng of the street, he made up his mind. "Hang it all, what's the good of stopping here? I'll go back home; I shan't feel it so badly there." M$«d Mis holfce^nefa DWothy's dldifigtid* Lady' tfamStuft, Hyed. He -""''* in &l th6 gltes" and gfc¥0 hlS inta «he cafe'of' ft wan who came fnflfilfig out, "la MISS Biete at home?" he asked.' "1 believe she is, elf," the man re- plledr "but if yttu'll knock At the dOor they'll tell you for certain." . A ntee*iookittg country girt in atteat apron and cap came td the door, tes, Mls& Elsie was at home, the mistress had gone into Dovecouft, Would Mr. Stevenson come this wayt He followed her into a pretty enough eittlng-room, though it had but few Ot the little touches which had made Miss Dimedaie's drawing-room so pretty and so restful. There were Shades over wax flowers, and a plaster of Paris vase containing some artificial orange- bow-aged bt tW ha*V*« *& Si in the hearted ot th» *6tighl ,, uteft \h.g toward which seemed- never to cams lea? tfctit dews in the BBpuloufi eas't. -they were brave" aftd klna hearted, htild afid gentle, and "•" story write? loves to dwell eft ihelf ventures and depict ttteir hair-breadth escapes, and tell of thfelr hofiea and- their disappointments. In one, sense theirs is the story bf the llveB THAT WERE MISS DOROTHY'S BED blossoms, which had once adorned the wedding cake of the married daughter of the house, and there were whlto crochet-work rags over some of the chairs, and others with fearful and wonderful designs in crewels tied up with its bits of gay-colored ribbons. Yes, it was pretty enough, but not bearable to him after the quaint and dignified air which had pervaded everything at the Hall where she had CHAPTER XXIII. HREB days had gone, and still Esther Brand had not arrived in London. Each ,4ay Dorothy got : , more and more impatient for her presence, because, although .she had never once seen David Stevenson since that' morning when she had almost walked into his arms in the Kensington High street, she was so afraid that he might be lurking about the neighborhood that she never set foot outside her own door. If she had known that he was safely down at Holroyd, dividing his life between riding hard from one point of his property to another, and sitting moodily staring into the empty fire-grate, his thoughts all busily occupied in cursing at fate! However, that phase of feeling did not last long with him, for one'fine September morning he went over to the Hall and wandered round the' quiet old garden—a 'good deal of its especial charm of quaint beauty "Improved" away now— where she had spent her happy childhood. "I'll have that bed done away with," he said to old Isaac, pointing out a small, neat bed cut in the velvet turf, just in front of the dining-room win- dp w, "It spoils the look of the lawn; dig It up, and we'll ha,ve It turfed over," ' Old Isaac looked at him hesitatingly —the old man had felt bitterly his degredatlon from gardener to odd man, yet ten shillings a week is not to be sneesed at When its almost certain alternative Is the wprkhouse, He hardly dared to say what was In his mind; still, tihe old feudal Instinct, the habit of forty years was strong in him, and he ventured a timid protest, "That were Miss Dorothy's own bed, sir," 'he began; "she dug It her little self, and then she'd take a turn round and have another spell p' digging after. And then, In the springtime, when the violets came out, she was worry proud o' the fust Tjunoh she took to the mistress." "H'm," muttered pavld, and away, "Took it better nor I thought he wwid/' mused old Isaac,-rather elated at his own boldness, gut Isaac had;'cppnted his chickens too early, fer liter In the day the " ' him. after lived. In two minutes came in, a tall, Elsie Carrlngton wholesomerlooklng girl, with fair hair that was too yellow and cheeks that were too red, and as David's eyes fell upon her I am bound to say that his very soul seemed to turn sick within him. Not that he flinched, oh, no, David Stevenson was not of the kind that flinches. "I've come on a queer enough errand, Elsie," he began. . "Yes?" she said in a questioning tone. "Yes! But it's no use beating about the bush; it's best to be honest and true, isn't it?" "Of course it is." She was very much flushed and puzzled, too, but as yet she had no Idea of his meaning. "You must know as well as I do," he went on, not attempting to go a step nearer to her or even to take her hand, "that I've cared for Dorothy Strode all my life. 1 ' "Yes," said the girl, faintly. "Well," standing up very straight and still, and with a face like marble, "that's all over now, and I want to get my life settled Into shape. Holroyd wants a mistress, and I've kept the Place open so long," with a piteous attempt at making fun, "that I hardly like tP offer It tp any one else, WelJ," finding that she d}d npt speak, "what do ypu say, Elsie?" (To be continued.) LilOti O 1O W1O OvWl J *»* v»»«* •-••——• i 11-* who read, and a chor-d of sympathy is touched by the skillful telling of th« story, Everyone who has 1 read'thede tales of the west has felt an instinctive desire to see the spots, hallowed at least in memory by Borne story, which has served to pass an hour away; ,and each one has longed for an opportunity. Those of the present day have the best of the earlier members of this mutual admiration society, for they can now make the trip in comfort, > free from peril, and surrounded by all the luxuries incident to modern travel. In stead of tolling over the calcined track of those Who preceded them, the traveler of the day simply selects "The Overland Route," the Union Pacific system, and, as much at home as though in the quiet of some New England village, glides swiftly over a splendid roadbed, and allows his eyes to feast on the magnificent scenery afforded. The highest point on this "Overland Route" across the continent is > 8,247 feet, at Sherman; hence those who fear tho results of great altitudes are relieved of that apprehension, as very little difficulty is experienced. "Echo Canon," says an English traveler, "is a superb defile. It moves along like some majestic poem in a series of Incomparable stanzas. There Is nothing like it in the Himalayas, nor in tho Sullivan Range. In the Bolan Puas, on the Afghan frontier, there are Intervals of equal sublimity; and oven as a whole It may compare with It. But taken for all in all—its length (some thirty miles), its astonishing diversity of contour, its beauty as Well as grandeur—I confess that Echo Canon is one of the masterpieces of nature." Such is the verdict of one observer, and another in describing it is equally emphatic: "So far in our overland journey we have met with no striking instance of that most frequently occurring feature of these regions—the can- fetish like •ia¥§rti& BhtfiiVaft strata oi Mttt»lUft£&!*t; like la wushroome', and, idi'wlthift' ; thiii? jnBUfttaih^ of the'Wahealch tah ttangel" •'••'•> . ; -^ Shrill Wotf^'thiTtfhiiitle as we «fet across the . ploneeifs'., road, ,and , echoes are prolonged, striking against the red cliffs tb feboUnd from height to height and die away Up In the shaggy ravine. We have passed the "Steamboats," the "ROck of Gibraltar," and the "Monument Rock," standing lonely in its lonely ravine. As we flash by wonders numerous and unnamed, uie afternoon sun is streaming down slant rays and lighting up the southern side of the cliffs and casting long blue shadows across our path. The somewhat harsh and incongfuent colors'Of rock and foliage are- brought into harmony, and the mind suddenly receives the impression that the wonderful picture presented by the cliffs ot Echo Canon is one to dwell In the memory for a lifetime. At, last the 'locomotive, giving another resounding whistle, passes round 'a sharp curve; Pulpit Rock, famous the world 000 by J«,0. __. tifacturef«/ot, starch, and in numerous customers Bom of these, handsc they have had them t .special .procesfl In all thfc tt«iJ» ud beauty 'of .the aftfjttftl . *bfcfe ,oa and embossed in- the shape, and trimmed-with -a-^heat gold. They measure, forty- circumference 1 and' contain tto; matter or advertisement whatever tlntll September 1st Messrs.' Broa. Co. propose- to . . te plaques free tohelr,cU8t6ni*fg Every purchaser' of three > Un-cent , ages of Elastlo^starchi 'flat4rd;n' manufactured b* J,»0/ Hublug on'. What in the far west is so termed is sometimes a narrow chasm in the mountains, the-bottom of which Is often the bed of a stream of water, the cliffs on either sides being nearly perpendicular or even inclining towards each other. Echo Canon has every feature of impressiveness—strong, determinate color, majestic forms and a novel weirdness. Usually the descent into, the canon begins soon after leaving Evanston; the air coming from tho mountains is inspiring; the afternoon light is growing mellower, and all the conditions are favorable to the highest enjoyment. At Castle Rock may be said to be the true beginning of the exciting ride. "He must be a very close observer, in- Is on our right hand; we can almost tpuch it. We have entered a~ valley running at right angles to the canon; this is the Weber. A few moments more and the train slackens its speed at the cluster of hpuses called Echo City. Pulpit Rock is so called -both from its shape and from the supposition that Brlgham Young preached from it his first sermon in Utah, addressed to the pioneers then on their way to Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Weber Canon! TP tbpso who have made the great transcontinental trip over the Union Pacific railroad, the name will revive ,the memories of a host of imposing scenes—the Devil's Gate and Slide; the Wilhelmina Pass; the turbulent Weber River sweeping onward and awakening with its angry voice the echoes from cliH to gorge; the long, black tunnels; the . dizzy bridges, a kaleidoscopic change of wonders of nature and art. To those who havo not yet made the notable tour, who have yet' to learn from .10- tual sight the peculiarities and grandeur of western scenery,.the name will serve to put their expectation on tiptoe, for, of all the canons' passed through by the rail between the'Mis- souri river and the Pacific ocean, this one has earned the reputation of containing the most wonderful scenes, the strangest sights, some that will be long remembered for their wildnesa and grandeur alone; and others, because they are most striking examples pf spme of the distinctive features la western scenery, It is a trip which everyone should take, varying the climate, the altitude and general environments of buslneso and care, and It can be taken so com- Co., is entitled 'to handsome, plasjuea free eer. 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B^aE',, 1 ",™ in mind that this offer holds,; gofiS^J a short time only, and should be takenAMf advantage of without delay, 'h ^ty^tjjjr* ; " ~ -'<:, '^vH^'ISl A Sure MHhod. .-,, • •-.,( \ ^ ;.*,JL •"Have you .narked the• ne^8papp,r£j|y (I/M M *«*f.fc w « • " • »-• \ • _ni-- t»i^ "No, but I've out out the paragraph ^ -| 4-r.n^iu tVio en-font, wav." ' ' .. '"'.<••'.•>»! the safest way. Hunuty |g island' Deopi * f ^ Clean blood maltes a clean skin.'. . beauty without it. Casearets Candy Cathartic cleans your blood and keeps it clean, by, stirring up the lazy liver and driving all impurities from the body.,'-Begin to^—•*' banish pimples, boils, blotches, ma and that stofcly bilious complexion o; CasparetB,-beauty for ten cents. . gists, satisfaction guaranteed. 10, f«IS,V6 World's Most Stupendous The most stupendous ruin in the would is the great temple at Baalbec, an -ancient city of Syria, It seems to hare been a kind of Pantheon, and is situated on a magnificent platform, which rises it high above th'e level of the ground, and extends from east to west a distance of about 1,000 feet. The pprtjcp is at the east, and must have been reached by a grand flight of steps. jt is 180 feet, pr, including the pavilipns 260 feet from north to south. The threefold entrance leads Into the first court, hexagonal In shape, and measuring about 850 feet from corner to corner, A portal W feet wide gives admittance to a grand quadrangle, which, ex<tends from east to west for 440 feet, and has a breadth of 3?0 feet, thus including an area of between three and fpur acres, The peristyle of the temple proper was composed of fifty-four cpiumns; the height of |helr shafts wftS about 63 feet, and the diameter 7 feet at the base and about 5 leet at the top- That pf the great platform on "By bj?, one pf ti? he said, ' which the peristyle rests consists of immense walls, built up abpvrt 50 feet from the ground and forced 0$ tW' teen cpums,pf beveled Stpnes,, "the der tibe §n4 i\W . that little bed Bun- w window leveled Other, nj%r r vel9ws '' is |be Coliseum. at Rpm>,' wW.e]J pncloses-a .spatje abQUt flYe-9.ere8x aid Js^alfl tp have been' capable Pf. Wtlng $ig&t?*3Qvm spectatprs. Both pf these pj a, single building; j{ we be I *'tft|, ^'S£^*$*- ~, he' pJ4 mf n a^ ftw&y, aa e Jhe- stood b 'it it weje a n. It w Hb te , W»a trembling p he fl w bfn HM» ot&ep w a« y.^e IJttJe flaweivbea grav^, iQQklng, 1 down •Memphis, of deed, who can cpmprehend all th« >va- rled beauties and curiosities that follow. The high abrupt wall on one side, BO smooth that it might have been cut with a saw, the lofty hills on the ptber side, and the glimpse pf mountains whose sno\vs never melt, are-Inspiring and Interesting. But they are not the only things that make a journey through EJcho Canon memorable fpr a lifetime," The Castle Is pne of the mpst perfect of all those striking objects whose vast proportions show them tP be the worK of nature alpne, and yet whose symmetrical forms and adherence to architectural rules sepro to stamp them as the works of man, At first the cliffs are neither very Ipfty nor precipitous, thpugh always picturesque. The slender stream 'creeping along beneath them Is fringed with the hardy willow, and on every shelf and up to the summits 'of the rocks, the dwarf cedars have obtained a footing, their russet foliage and dark spots of shadow giving a mottled appearance to the landscape. It Is almost incredible, the tenacity which these cedars have on life; give them the narrowest ledge on the smallest cranny In the parched, rook, and they go pn growing, making up in hardihopd an* fantastic curve In trunk and limb wniat they lack in size, Sppn the cliffs grow higher, more barren, more savage in form, In color, also, they change. At the canon head they are pf a yellowish gray, in some places even as^en; »9W they stawd W, 9talk and bare, and Pf almost a blopd-red cplor. At one point we are whirled past a chaos of tumble rook; the whple face of a lofty cliff has &Wea at once, leaving the part yet standing of r' bright hue, that tt wip take a th years of simmer s«neblne aA4 frost tQ tone b,a.ek in^o the } cpjpr of Jibe fiurrpun^iag height can well imagine the w, tto of sound,, that west hjui wbep f,ell ' purlng tfoe. , wbe» Jefenipn'i MW wa l on '+«Utah, tjNrs.wre a_. ^ ^ H*"F i fortably and at such reasonable ex pense in the splendid cars of the Union Pacific system that it should be decided upon at once as the one next to be undertaken. F. P. BAKER. Miss Harriett Benton.-'of/O Mo., recently graduated ' from' Kansas City College of Pharmacy was awarded a gold meflal for, attain ing 1 the highest degree in every branch/^ of study ' ' ' ^ v ' • ' . . ^vV PITS Pe?manontIyOn«a.IToptBorp«i:vonBn«»B»rtei' Si-Ht <Wa uss of Dr. KJlno'B Gro»t Nprye Be«torer-T Bend for FREE *»'0p trial bottle Bndtr6i.tU9, ^ Du. R, H. talNE. Ltd.,831 Awl> St., Philadelphia* P* /, ,4'.« There are 880 glaciers in the .Alp'sJ ty said to be over five miles in length,-'^ ;,^ Dropsy treated free by Dr, H.,H.Greea^ij| Sons, of Atlanta, Ga. Tlie greatest dropsy^ .-,. . , ^.' orld ReadtUelr r- 1 ™-- " . tbement in wwther coluwnof tfelfl paper, t ^^ ( . a *YViill of The Idea of protecting buildings against fire from without by means Ol a water curtain, to be made to fall all arpund the structure, appears to be gaining favor, having the indorsement of some of the most experienced professional experts in this line, and tbs plan is exciting special attention in Chicago, where It Is beln.g applied to, tie great -public' library, .building, ,The arrangement is extremely simple. A seven-Inch steel water main is laid arpund thf top of the structure, upon the broa* stone table formed by th« top of the cpplng, this pipe having con- nectlpn with force pumps 'situated in the basement, and,^ through perfora. tjpns prpperjy arranged, Insures the in* trpductton of a substantial sheet' ot water from cornice to pavement, around the whole or any imperiled portion of the building. The arrangement of the system of piping is suph as tp enable pperating In, prescribed, ijea, tlbps; additional relays of smalle? pjpea are alsp place^ In pplltiPn abov« windpws and doprs, In order tp 9P m " plete the curtajnlng of thpse ppints in the most serviceable 'manner, should •tbp. curtain In the main be broken by wind impingement. against the/bijild« Ing., , , -' !•..'". I. " " ' J| ., ••• ,, I'^1 Egypt's pyramids are to «e -Herht^d ^ up inside and out with electric, "lamps, °£ •The ppwer will come from the' qa<£/<;> wraets of the Nile, ' ' % .-"-"V< Is a constitutional cure, Seventeen parcels of ants' egg's .' Russia, weighing 650 ' gold in Berlin recently ftt> SQ p^nw/'a) '^ pound. ' • v ' ; <{ ? },'l^ MM, WlnsJow/sB For oW Wren t»ethjng.8uf ttijs the . cure* vflnd <W •Building stiU- goes on-merpily^j Berlin, although there.. are-.SQjQQgj vacant houses. '• ', • "*.>V, ( „ .,, L.I u in.i. ,-v ji' . *_;& v "By the swoi'fl of my .father!' : Js." qj&j * ,, * V * « - .-,>, tm - .*'-<*,? pf the post ( men oj»n use, bath with'POSW "How do you, proiwu»ce ^ fl« tha Secretariat W^jp?" Js e, « tlpp asked many $QM(9 every day, p r |n most g, «Awe)ar } '.« the naft Jn the Crimea^ sacrificed, *nd sv6 lUu.'ad,inQ;, • . W ejft were left d,ea,4 OR t*99P hy , an, spPM°», P4 ~v ^i

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