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DUSMOINMB: AL00KA IOWA, WM)N1&DAY, AUGUST 31, 1898. U3HT CHIT QP INTERNATIONAL Pff£S8 ASSOCIATION. CHAPTER XXVI.—(Continued.) little drawing-room, and as she pushed open the door, suddenly there flashed across her mind a remembrance of the fact that a large portrait ot Dick was standing on a little table near the fireplace. Quick as thought she walked straight to the table and turned the portrait face downwards, carelessly throwing over it the pretty lace trifle which adorned the top of a little chair •which stood close by. She flattered herself that the old lord had not seen or at any rate noticed the action, and turned to him eager to hear what had happened to Barbara. "Tell me, Is she much hurt?" she nsked. "My poor old Barbara. How was It?" He told her then exactly how the accident had happened, and how they had taken the old lady (as he called Barbara, with an air of being himself quite a boy) off to St. George's, she being insensible and not able to tell where she lived. "To St. George's! Is that a hospital?" Dorothy cried. "Oh, my poor Barbara! She will think that the end of the world has come." "Oh, no. She is much better off than she would be in any private house," said Lord Aylmer, soothingly. "But I am most grieved and sorry to tell you that her leg is broken, and she is naturally very anxious that you should hear of her, and, If possible, that she should see you." "Oh, I'll go. I'll go at once," Dorothy cried. "Would you be kind enough to get me a cab? I won't lose another minute. Oh, my poor, dear old Barbara!" "May I drive you there? I have my carriage at the door," he asked. In an uncontrollable burst of gratitude Dorothy put out her two little trembling hands and took his. "Oh, Lord Aylmer," she cried, "how good you are! I won't keep you waiting a minute. I will be ready before you know ( hat I have gone." She ran out of the room and came back with her bonnet on and a dust- cloak over her smart tea-gown, but not before Lord Aylmer had quietly gone to the table and looked at the portrait which she had so adroitly hidden. Yes, as he had suspected from her movements, it was a portrait of Master Dick! He put it down again and walked to the window, where he stood looking at his handsome carriage, with its satin-coated horses and the two tall servants in their resplendent liveries. Lord Aylmer wondered how long the fascinations of a photograph would hold out against the fascinations of such a turn-out as that. And Dorothy all the time was thinking how lucky it was that it was not Lord Aylmer who had picked up Barbara, and how, now that she had got in touch with him, she would be able to work things into a straight and comfortable state and send for her darling home again, in'stead of going out to India to join him. "I haven't been long, have I?" she said, as she came in. "Very quick, indeed," he answered approvingly, and added to himself, "Ton my word, but Master Dick has very fair taste—knows the right sort when he sees It." "I -will put my gloves on as we go; do not let us lose any time," she said, going toward the door. He handed her into the carriage with an air of deference he might have shown to a princess, then he got In himself and sat beside her. f'Back to St. George's Hospital," he said to Charles. "Yes, m'lord," said Charles. And, as ill-luck would have It, at that very Instant the lady with the serene eyes who lived on the floor above Dorothy's flat came down the street In time to seo them come out and the old gentleman hand her into the carr'uge—nay, !n time to hear Charles' reply of "Yes, m'lord.' As If by Jqstinct the two women looked at one another—there was no expression In the serene face of the lady who was on foot, nothing noticeable about her excepting a cold severity In her eyes; it was but the glance of a moment, yet Dorothy, who guessed what was in the mind of the other, grew scarlet from chin to brow and turned her head away that Lord Aylmer might not see that her eyes were filled with tears. "Will you be able to get on without your old servant?" Lord Aylmer asked, as they drove along. "I roust, for the present," answered Dorothy. "But I meant—have you—that Is——" "You meant have I another servant?" she finished. "No, I have not. I must see about some one to take her place fpr the ti m e. I wonder where I shall go tp 'Ppk for one?" "You don't know this part of London well, then?" he asked, '"I don't know London well at all," Dorothy answered, "for I lived in the country all ffiy JJfe until I was—married," There was a scarcely noticeable heal* tation before she uttered the word jnar- ri$d, and L6rd Aylmer interpreted it in his own svay, "Jf you co'ild trust me to find put aboyt |t, I Uiiatc I know j u st tye very ' is—an excellent cook and a very clever capable servant in every way." "But would she come?" "1 think so." "But to a little flat like mine, with nobody to do anything but herself. am afraid she is a person accus- com«d to a very large establishment—" "I think that will be all right, I will make it worth her while to come. No, don't look so, my dear Mrs. Harris; It will only be just and right that I should pay for your temporary domestic—it must be a frightful inconvenience, and of course it was my fault. If I hadn't been there, the old lady wouldn't have come to grief." "You are too good," murmured Dorothy, gratefully. She could not help wondering, as they drove along through the mellow autumn air, how it was that Dick had so mistaken his uncle. It seemed to her that he was all that was charming and considerate—the sort of old gentleman who does not seem old, although his hair is white and he must have lived years enough for the world to call old. It was evident to her sweet and simple soul that Dick had never really got at his uncle's inmost nature—which was true, and <11 the better for Dick that he hadn't. He could not, she argued, be such i'. savage as Dick had always made out. for why should he take so, much trouble for an insignificant stranger like herself, or for an old woman like Barbara, even if his carriage did happen to have knocked her down and broken her leg? That had nothing, or next to nothing, to do with it—oh, It was plain to her that Dick had never managed his uncle properly, and very likely Lady Aylmer had never managed him properly either. So by the time they had reached the hospital, Dorothy had thought herself into quite a blissful frame of mind. She had built up a wonderful castle In the air, when Lord Aylmer should express a wish, "Oh, my dear, I do wish that you- were my daughter!" when she would throw off her disguise and say, "I am the next thing to your daughter." "How?" "Why, I'm Dick's wife." She was so engrossed in her dream that she did not notice that they had reached their destination, until a smooth voice at her elbow said, "Now, dear lady." Somehow the tone jarred on her dream, but her eyes were still radiant as she turned them toward him. "I HANDED HER IN. did not notice where we were," she said in a voice still tinged with the brightness of her dream. "Happy thoughts," he said, as he helped her to the ground. "Very happy ones," she answered, smiling. They did not permit her to stay very long. Barbara was lying still, very faint and weak from the shock of the accident and the pain of her leg. She was worrying and anxious about her young mistress, and Dorothy hastened to reassure her. "Dear Barbara," she said, "don't worry the least little bit about me, not a little bit. I shall be just as well looked after as if you were there. Lord Aylmer is going to send at once to his valet's wife, a very respectable, middle- aged woman, very clever and a good cook. And Miss Esther may be here any day now, you kncnv; so that I shall get on beautifully. All you have to do, dear Barbara, is to possess your soul in patience, and get well as quickly as ever you can." "I can't think what the master will say," fretted Barbara. "The master! Why, he will be as sorry as if I had broken my leg, or very nearly," Dorothy cried. "Now, dear, here is the nurse looking at me with a threatening eye, I must go. Good-by, my dearest old Barbara, and don't worry, because I shall have my new help in tonight." She stayed to ask a few questions of the nurse, chiefly about what things Barbara would need, then they drove quietly back to Kensington. For a little way Dorothy was silent. "Poor old Barbara!" she burst out at length. "I don't believe she was ever ill in all her life before; at least, I never knew her to be ill, never," "And you have known her long?" "Ever since I could remember anything," Dorothy replied. Lord Aylmer assumed an expression ot surprise, mingled with assent—he had wonderful variety of facial impersonations, he could even assume goodness on occasion, "Comfort that old lady is safe in 8t George's," he said to himself, as lie watched Poro- thy'a. lovely mobile 'face, ' 6h6 turned again to him. "How soon do you think the woman you spoke ot will be able to come!" she asked. "tonight, I'hope," he replied. "Atoy way, I -Will go and see her and let you know." "But -what a trouble for you!" "Not at all—a great pleasure, I can assure you," gallantly. "How good you are!" she cried, for the twentieth time. "It is very easy to be good, if I am good," he said, smiling; "but I am afraid you Judge me too kindly altogether. Then I will drop you at your house and go and see this good woman at once, come back and let you know the result." "Yes, if you will," said Dorothy. He helped her to alight and saw her safe in the house, then got into the carriage again. "To Grosmont Road." ho said. "Yes, m'lord," Charles replied. "Where to now?" asked Barker, who was getting tired and generally desperate. "Grosmont Road." "Oh, my!" muttered Barker. "I wasn't surprised when broken legs didn't put 'im orf Mrs. 'Arris; but when Mrs. 'Arris don't put him orf Grosmont Road, It Is a pretty go." Meantime, Dorothy had gone in to the entrance hall of Palace Mansions, where the porter of the establishment met her. "A lady for you, ma'am," he said. Then there was a pause, a rush, and a glad cry of "Oh, Esther! Esther!'' CHAPTER XXVII. T would be impossible for me to tell you what a relief it was for Dorothy to find her cousin. Esther awaiting ner on her return home. She cried a little, of course, and then managed to tell her all about poor Barbara's accident. "Just as well for you that I turned up when I did, my dear," said Esther, dryly; "it might have been very awkward for you to be left alone long." "Oh, but Lord Aylmer was so kind," Dorothy cried. "He not only took me to the hospital to see Barbara and brought me back again, but he has actually gone off now to see his valet's wife, who is the very person to stay with me till Barbara is able to come home again." "Yes, that is really very good of him," Esther admitted. "But now, my poor little excited pale-face, I am going to make you a cup of tea. Show me the way." So Dorothy took her Into Barbara's neat little kitchen, and Miss Brand established her cousin in a chair, while she put the tea-things together and made all ready. Then she carried the tray into the drawing room and made Dorothy sit in a big arm chair while she waited upon her and gave her everything that she needed for her comfort. "I suppose this Lord Aylmer is a smart man-about-town sort of person," she remarked presently, as she slowly stirred her own tea round and round. "Oh, awfully old," answered Dorothy —"at least he doesn't seem old, you know, but at the same time he is old. His hair is as white as snow, and he has a delicious, old-fashioned, half- fatherly sort of manner. And so kind, so thoughtful." "Ah, well, it is a very good thing. Really, the world isn't half so bad as it sometimes seems," Esther said, dreamily. "Well," with a quick change of tone, "and this Dick of yours—he is perfection, of course?" (To be continued.) TOOK IT FOR GRANTED. Worthy Couple Thought the Wedding License Settled All, A lawyer told a few days ago of a strange state of affairs that came to his notice several years ago whue practicing in the eastern part of the state, says the Sioux City Journal. He had not bcisn out of college very long, and to start in gave considerable attention to pension claims. One day an old woman, possibly 80 years of age, came to his office. She was a widow of a soldier of the war of 1812, and wanted him to look up her pension claim. He asked her to show proof of marriage. The applicant said somewhere in her house she had the marriage license that, had been issued to her in one of the eastern states before that war. But •she had not been able to find it. She was told then that she must secure affidavits of some people who had known her husband, and of the fact that they had lived together for years and had brought up a family. One of the grown-up sons was with her at the time and he secured the necessary information. But to be sure that everything was all right the lawyer wrote to the clerk of the courts of the county in which the original license had been issued. That officer replied that the license had been issued, but that no return of the marriage had ever been made. In a few days the old woman came back to see her lawyer about the matter, and by that time she had found the worn marriage license. But that was all she did have. It afterward developed that the couple had understood that when the license was issued to them that it was all that was necessary. They never called in a preacher to perform the ceremony and had lived together for all these years and had brought up a large family, Pis I'onunce. WilHins—Are you keeping Lent'/ Harper-WYes; I always do. My wife feai her mother spend the month before Easter with her every year. Peade Commission Definitely Decided Upon. WHITELAW REID A MEMBER, The Pc«itdent Has Also Asked Justice White of Louisiana to Join — One Democrat and Pour Republican* Constitute the Commlislon. Washington, Aug. 27.—These are the commissioners definitely decided upon by the president to negotiate a treaty of peace between the United States and Spain: William R. Day of Ohio. Senator Cushman K. Davis of Minnesota. Senator William P. Frye of Maine. Justice Edward Douglas White of Louisiana. Whitelaw Reid of New York. Acceptances have not been received from Justice White and Mr. Reid and the slate is therefore subject to modification. Justice White is a democrat. The other four are republicans. Secretary Day would be satisfied with a naval base in the Philippines. Senators Davis and Frye are for expansion, and the New York Tribune, Mr. Reid's paper, favors holding all the Philippines. Justice White's attitude is not known. FOR RULING CUHA. Deputy at Madrid Advances Some Practical Ideas. Madrid, Aug. 27.—A Cuban deputy gives some practical ideas which may be well worthy of consideration in Washington. He said: "The United States is about to encounter difficulties in imposing its dominion in Cuba. The insurgents are in arms against the Spaniards and do not accept the armistice nor submit absolutely to the American general. "They wish, above all, the Spanish soldiers to leave Cuba, and will probably continue under arms, causing the Americans to keep a much larger army of occupation than they anticipated. "The best thing the Americans could do would be to form local guerrillas under the command of American officers. These could be formed of Span- isn soldiers and Cuban volunteers, all climate proof, and, instead of dlsai-m- ing the latter, utilize them in this way." Shaftor's Army Kmbarked. Washington, Aug. 27.—The last of Shatter's army sail from Cuba today. The following dispatch was received at the war department late Thursday Afternoon: "Santiago, Aug. 25.—Adjutant-General, United States Army, Washington: Command all embarked this morning, except Twenty-fourth infantry, detachment of recruits for First Illinois volunteer infantry and a part of the Ninth Massachusetts volunteer infantry, all of which will embark tomorrow morning on transports now here. "Gen. Burt, with First Illinois, on Berlin and Berkshire, with 350 convalescents, leaves this morning for Montauk Point. "SHAFTER, Major-General." Trouble In Fourth Illinois Regiment. Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 27.—The dissensions between Col. Casimer Andel, commanding the Fourth Illinois regiment, and officers over the question oJ: going to Cuba culminated by the colonel ordering the arrest of Lieut.-Col. McWilliams and Majs. Bennett, Lang, and Elliott, on the charge of violating the sixty-first article of war by "conduct unbecoming, officers and gentlemen." The particular thing charged is that the officers mentioned sent to Gov, Tanner and Senator Mason telegrams saying that all of the officers with two or three exceptions and 90 per cent of the men desire to go to Cuba and asking that influence be used to send the regiment there. War Cost Spain $000,OOU,OOO. London, Aug. 27.—A dispatch to the Central News from Madrid says that the repatriation of all the Spanish troops in the Antilles will cost 50,000,000 pesetas ($10,000,000). The total cost of the war has been 3,000,000,000 pesetas ($600,000,000). The collection of $10,000,000 in Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Philippines toward the support of the army will shortly be attempted. Madrid, Aug. 27.—The Official Ua- zette publishes a statement of the expenditures in the Cuban campaign from Jan. 1 to June 6, placing them at the sum of 447,369,450 pesetas ($89,473,290). Third Illinois to Coiue Home, (ponce, Porto Rico, '• Aug. 27.—The United States transport Qbdam, from Charleston, arrived Thursday, bringing Mrs. Miles and her daughter, the wife of Col. Rice. Gen. Miles' plans contemplate an immediate return to the United States. It has been decided to send the Fourth Pennsylvania, the Third Wisconsin and the Third Illinois volunteers home without delay. Sickness among the troops is on the increase. There are 600 men now in hospital quarters. Sconeld Wants the First. Madison, Wis., Aug. 27.—Gov. Scofield has flatly declined Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's request that an effort be made to have either the Second or Third Wisconsin regiment mustered cut instead of the First. Moutoro J» Dismissed. Madrid, Aug. 27.—General Montoro, captain-general of the Canary Islands, has been dismissed by the government on the ground that he condemned the conclusion of peace aud United his own troops to rebel. STRICKEN WHILE SPEAKING, Former Governor Matthews of Indiana a Victim of Paralysis. Lafayette, Ind.. Aug. 27.—-Ex-Gov Claude Matthews was stricken with paralysis Thursday noon at Meharry'8 EX-GOV. MATTHEWS, grove. Mr. Matthews was attending the old settlers' meeting, and had just concluded his address when stricken. He is speechless and his entire right side is paralyzed. Physicians from .Jlmdale and Wingate are in attendance, and his condition is considered dangerous. CALL IT A FALSE ALARM. No Ultimatum Uns Been Sent by Britain to Russia. London, Aug. 27.—The edltors-in' chief of the leading London newspapers declare there is no truth in the story cabled from here to the effect that an ultimatum had been sent to Russia. All the members of the cabinet save Mr. Balfour, and practically the entire diplomatic corps, are out of town. Lord Salisbury is In Contrexville, France; the Russian ambassador is not in England, nor is the British ambassador in St. Petersburg. There is nobody in either capital to send or receive an ultimatum, and no such action is contemplated. The Sick at Santiago. Washington, Aug. 27.—At 2:30 this morning Adjt.-Gen. Corbin received from Gen. Lawton, now in command at Santiago, reports of the health conditions of the American troops for the 24th and 25th inst. Following is the report for the 24th: "Santiago, Aug. 25.—Adjutant-General, Washington: Total number sick, 804; total number of fever cases, 536; total number of new fever cases, 49; total number of fever cases returned to duty,'^9. First Move for Arbitration. Quebec, Aug. 27.—The arbitration commissioners assembled for their first joint business meeting at the parliament buildings Thursday. The meeting was absolutely private. It is understood that before the conference adjourns next week the commissioners will be able to judge very accurately what the final outcome of their deliberations will be. Nothing is said as to whether the commission will meet here after the recess or at Washington, or at some other place. New Yorkers Sent to Honolulu. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 27.—A telegram was received from Washington Thursday revoking the order issued to the effect that no more troops would leave this city for Honolulu or the Philippines. Thursday's telegram directs New Yorkers now here to proceed to Honolulu on the transport steamer Scandia, which will sail for Honolulu Saturday, and after landing her troops and some supplies at Honolulu will proceed to Manila. George If. Russell President. Denver, Col., Aug. 27.—The closing session of the twenty-fourth annual convention of the American Bankers' association opened with a full attendance, the election of officers being on the program. The officers elected are as follows: President George H, Russell, president Savings bank, Detroit, Mich; first vice-president, Walker Hill, president American Exchange bank of St. Louis, Mo. State vice-presidents were also chosen. Japan Wants the Ladrones. Seattle, Aug. 27.— Japan wants to buy the Lac', rone Islands from the United States and is willing to pay a good price for them, according to late Japanese papers received here. It is not for the construction of a naval port nor for the extension of Japanese influence in the south seas that the purchase is advocated, but that the fishing industry may be extended. Illinois Catholic Foresters. Aurora, 111., Aug. 27.— The delegates to the convention of the Illinois high court Uatholic Order of Foresters completed their labors last night and many of them started for home. Thomas McInerney of Chicago was elected high chief ranger. The offices will be located in Chicago. The next convention will be held at Blobmington. British Fleet at -. London, Aug. 27.— A dispatch to a news agency from Shanghai reports that the entire available British fleet in Chinese waters has arrived at Wei- Hai-Wel to support the demands ot Sir Claude McDonald, British minister to China. There is no confirmation of the report obtainable from other sources. Gibbons Visits Cervevu. Annapolis, Md., Aug. 27.—Cardinal Gibbons arrived from Baltimore Thursday on a visit to Admiral Cervera. He went to the naval academy in the superintendent's carriage and afterward the cardinal and the Spanish admiral dined with the Redeniptor- ist fathers. ELIAS DUDLEY'S FOntUNE. He Ordered Vice President Hannibal Hnmlln Oat e>f His Store. One of the largest estates In Presque Isle, Minn., belongs to the heirs of Elias Dudley,'an old-time merchant of the town, whose prosperity was largely due to the fact that he once ordered a vice president of the United States out of his store. Dudley was an old school Quaker who came here from Pennsylvania years ago and carried on a small trade in buying furs from the French- Canadian squatters. He sold a few standard groceries and kept socks, mittens, and cheap clothing. Though he could have made himself rich in a short time by selling liquor and tobacco, his conscience would not allow him to keep either. So firm was he in his principles that he would allow no one to uec tobacco In his store. In the summer of 1864 Hannibal Hamlln of B&ngor, who 'was then vice president came up here to enjoy a week's ashing in Squaw Pan lake, and called at Dudley's store to purchase the needful supplies for his outing. While waiting for his goods to be put up, Mr. Hamlin lighted a cigar and walked up and down the floor. Dudley, who was in the back store, detected the odor of tobacco, and came out In a towering rage. "Mr. Hamlln," said he, "get out of my store at once. Nobody is allowed to smoke here. If President Lincoln or Queen Victoria should come into my store smoking I'd drive them out the same way I do you. Go now, and never darken my doors again with the smell of tobacco about you." Mr. Hamlin threw away his cigar and apologized. After that he told the story to his acquaintances as a good joke on himself, and before anybody in Presque Isle was aware of this fact old man Dudley was famous. The prohibitionists took him up and petted him, and nominated him for congress. Meantime the anglers of New England, believing that Mr. Hamlin knew all the places where flsh would bite, flocked here by the stage load, and every one of them fitted out at Dudley's store. When Dudley died in 1880 he was the best-known man In Aroostook county and was worth nearly $100,000.—Ex. Lonc-IMstance Malls. A letter sent from New York tn Bangkok, Siam, travels overland to San Francisco and thence by water, reaching its destination in about forty-three days, having been carried nearly 13,000 miles. A letter mailed here for Adelaide, Australia, also goes via San Francisco, travels 12,845 miles, and Is delivered usually within 35 days. New York mall destined for Calcutta goes by way of London, traveling 11,120 miles in 29 days, while mail sent from this city to Cape Town, South Africa, goes 125 miles further in two days' less time. Mail communication between New York and Hong Kong ordinarily consumes one month of time; the letters go by way of San Francisco, and cover 10,500 miles of distance. To reach Melbourne, Australia, from this city, a letter will travel 12,265 miles in about 32 days, and to reach Sydney a letter will travel 11,570 miles in 31 days. The mail route from New York to Yokohama, via San Francisco, is 7,348 miles long, and about 22 days aro consumed in transit. To go to Honolulu from this city a letter travels 5,645 miles in 13 days. Leaving New York on steamer days,, mail matter is scheduled to reach Rome in about 10 days, Madrid in ten days, London and Liverpool in eight days, Rotterdam in nine days, St. Petersburg in eleven days, Berlin in nine days, and Athens and Alexandria in fourteen days. Communication with South American ports is much slower. It takes twenty-four days for a letter to go from New York to Rio Janeiro, which is only about DO miles further from this city than is Alexandria. Mail matter going from New York to Buenos Ayres, which is 8,045 miles distant, consumes 29 or 30 days.—New York Times. A Bit of History Recalled. From the Chicago Tribune: "I was disgusted with the captain of the company," remarked Mr. Squinford. "Miss Jordie made the flag presentation speech in a clear, distinct voice that could be heard by everybody in the crowd, but Capt. Scudsby mumbled his words in so low a tone that I couldn't hear a word he said, and I stood within six feet of him. A man ought to be able to rise to the occasion as well as a woman." "Yes," absently responded Mrs. Squiuford. "That reminds me of the time when we were married. I spoke my vows, as you remember, in a clear, distinct voice, and you mumbled something I couldn't understand, although I stood within considerably less than six feet of you." Mr. Squin- ford mumbled something, but seemed unable to rise to the occasion, and the conversation closed. A New Idea. The man. who believes in making the worst of everything happened to see the Washington monument looming up in the distance. Immediately he heaved a deep sigh. "What's the trou* ble?" inquired the friend. "Don't it suit you?" "Not quite." "It has been approved by the monument experts from all parts of the world." "It is. very good as far as it goes. But It some enterprising man would fit It up with mercury and a glass tube what a fine thing it would be for measuring this weather."—Washington Star. She Leads the Procession"It's no use; we can't keep up Maud." "What's the matter now?" "She's got engaged by cable."—Chi' -« cago Dispatch. Heredity and Imuulty. Nearly a quarter of all cases of sanity are hereditary.

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