J'ttl BY CLARA AUGUSTA , INTERNATIONAL £RE.S5 ASSOCIATIONS Lintoere's property, and lived with hiffl ( he did hot have any attachment for US judged her by the majority of women he had met, and finding her indifferent, he sought to arouse her jealt ousy W flirting with Miss Lee, who was by ho means adverse to his attentions.' But Margie hailed the transfer with relief which was so evident that Mr. Linmere, piqued and irritated, took up his hat to leave, in the midst of one of Miss Leo's most brilliant descriptions of what she had seen in -Italy, from whence' she had but Just returned. He went over to the sofa where Margie was sitting. "I hope to please you better next time," he said, lifting her hand. "Goodnight, Margie, dear." And before she was aware, he touched his lips to bar forehead. She tore the hand away from him, and a flush of anger sprang to tier cheek. He surveyed !:<?r With admiration. He liked a little spirit in a woman, especially as he intended to be able t'o subdue it When it pleased'him. Her anger made her a thousand times more beautiful. He stood looking at "her a moment, then turned and withdrew. . Margie ftnrck her forehead with her band, as if she would wipe out the touch ho had left there. Alexandrine came and put her arm •around Margie's waist. "I almost envy you, Margie," she •said, in that singularly purring voice of hera. "Ah, Llnmere Is magnificent! Such eyes, and hair, and such a voice! Well, Margie, you are a fortunate girl." And Miss Lee sighed, and shook out the heavy folds of her violet silk, with the air of one who has been ihjured.but is determined to show a proper spirit of resignation. . _ _ "him. "Come here, sir!" said Linmere, au* .thoritatlvely.' Still the animal did not stir, Ltntnere was nervous enough to be excited to anger by the Veriest trifle, and the dog's disobedlenbe aroUsed his rage. "Curse the brute!" he cried] and putting his foot against him, h6 sent him spinning across the room. Leo did not growU or cry out, but his eyes gleamed like coals, and he showed his white teeth with savage but impotent hatred. It was easy to see that if he had been a bull dog Instead of a greyhound he would have torn Mr. Paul Linmere limb from limb. Linmere went back to his chair, and sat down with a sullen face, but he could not rest there. He rose, and going into an Inner room, brought out an ebony box, which ho opened, and from which he took a miniature in a golden case. He hesitated a moment before touching the spring, and when he did so tho unclosing revealed the face of a young girl—a fair young girl in her early youth—not more than eighteen summers could have scattered their roses over her, when that beautiful impression was taken. A ripe southern face, with masses of jet black hair, and dark brilliant eyes. There was a dewy crimson on her lips, and her cheeks were red as damask roses. A bright, happy face, upon which no blight had fallen. • "She was beautiful—beautiful as an houri!" said Mr. Paul Llnmere, speaking slowly, half unconsciously, it seemed, his thoughts aloud. "And when I first knew her she was sweet and Innocent." «9«*pts. file feittttt tip^ft ftifi at Bnct. 9fe6 Hid & faftMt Bf Singling tmt ieHtlefiffeVfilid giving tfefetS tfit mfc tlncH8fl 8f .her attgnliSnl, 8Bd fitf 8fi6 thought of »6ti6iflg It fi6w; Arch was ill at e&se betoeaih the tefllctton, tail h« wag tt th6f Otigh getotleftlan flfid coiild ft&t repulse her rudely; A few days after tht arrival 8f MttL Belgrade; Arch took hef down u» the beach to bathe. The beach was alive, with the gorgeotiS grotesque figures 6t the bathers'. The aif was bracing, the stirf" splendid, Mr, Trevlyn's carriage drove dowfl soon after Mrs. Belgrade had finished her- Morning's "dips" and Margie and Mr'. Liilmere, accompanied by Alexan- 'drtne Lee, alighted, they were In bathing costume, and Miss Lee, espying Arch, fastened Upon him without ceremony 8 "Oh, Mr. Trevlyn," she said animal" ,edly, "I am glad to have eome across you. I was just telling Mr. Ltntnere that two ladles Were hardly safe with only one gentleman, in such a surf as there is this morning, I shall have to depend on you to take care of me. Shall I?" Of course, Arch could not refuse, and apologized to Mrs. Belgrade, who good naturedly urged him forward, he taking charge of Miss Lee. Linmere offered Margie his hand to lead her in, but she declined. He kept close beside her, and when they stood waist deep in the water, and a huge breaker was approaching, he put hia arm around her shoulders. With an impatient gesture she tore herself away, He made an effort to retain her, and in the struggle Margie lost her footing, and the receding wave bore her out-to sea. Linmere grew pale .as death. He knew if Margie was drowned, he was a ruined man. His pictures and statuary would have to go under the hammer—his creditors were only kept from ST.LOUIS.MCX IT WILL SEAT 14,000, ST, LOUIS AUDITORIUM THE LARGEST CONVENTION HALL. llow tho rroeecdltiBB of the Convention Wilt lie Handled —- Number of bele- gates nnil Ktttlonal Coinmlttooiuen—- Routine Work. CHAPTER V. R. PAUL LIN- more hurried along through an unfrequented street to his suite of rooms at the St. Nicholas. He was very angry with everybody; he felt like an ill- treated individual. (He had expected Margie to fall at once. A man of his attraction to be snubbed as he had been, by a mere chit of a girl, too! "I will find means to.tame her, when once she is mine," he muttered. "By iheaven! but it will be rare sport to ibreak that fiery spirit! It will make me young again." Something" white and shadowy bound his path. A spectral hand was laid on [his arm, chilling like ice, even through 'his clothing. The ghastly face of a woman—a face framed in jet black hair and lit up-by great black eyes bright ; as stars, glanced through the mirk of the night. i The man gazed into the weird face, and shook like a leaf in the blast. His arm sank nerveless to his side, palsied by that frozen touch, his voice was so unnatural that he started at the sound. 1 "My God! Arabel Vere! Do the dead come back?" : The great unnaturally brilliant eyes seemed to burn into his brain. The I cold hand tightened on his arm. A breath like wind freighted with snow crossed his face, I "Speak, for heaven's sake," he cried. "Am I dreaming?" . I "Remember the banks of the Seine!" said a singularly sweet voice, which sounded to Mr. Paul Linmere as if it came from leagues and leagues away. "When you sit by the side of the living love, remember the dead! Think of ^the dark rolling river, and of what its waters covered." ' He started from the strange presence, and caught at a post for support. His self-possession was gone; he trembled like the mdp't abject coward. Only for a moment—and then, when he looked again, the apparition had vanished, 1 "Good God!" be cried, putting bis hand to his forehead. "Po the dead indeed come back? I saw them take her from'the river—Oh, heayen! I saw her when she sank beneath the terrible waters! -Is there a hereafter, and does R man sell his soul to damnation who commits what the world calls murder?" 1 He stopped under a lamp and drew but his pocketbook, taking therefrom ft soiled'scrap of paper, ! "«yes, I have it here, 'Found drowned., the body of a woman- Her linea was marked with the name of Arabel Vere, Another unfortunate—' No, I will not read the rest. I have read it too often, »ow, for m y peace of mind, Veg, .she He sprang up and rang the bell violently. Directly his valet, Pietro, a sleepy looking and swarthy Italian, appeared. , "Bring me a glass of brandy, Pietro; and look you, sir, you may sleep tonight on the lounge in my room. I am not feeling quite well, and may have need of you before morning." The man looked surprised, but made no comment. He brought the stimulant, his master drank it off, and then threw himself, dressed as he was, on the bed. is dead, There is no doubt. I been dreaming tonight, Old Treylyn's wine was too strong for me, •Yere, indeed! Fsbaw! Paul you are an idiot!" : Nat daring tQ cast a Joofc behind 1 borne, and wp to bis. PR tbe ie9ond floor* up tbe gas Jwta and, tftrowjof sff Ws ep&t, fluus n»fl Big eye. •IW ' bis fgyebeaa, Re with b^l frtgUt» eyes, He' are&<te4 yet to CHAPTER VI. PPER tendom was ringing with the approaching nuptials of Miss Harrison and Mr. Linmore. The bride was so beautiful and wealthy, and so insensible to her good fortune in securing the most _ eligible man in her set. Half the ladies in the city were in love with Mr. Linmere. He was so distingue, carried himself so loftily, and yet was so gallantly condescending and so inimitably fascinating. He knew Europe like a book, sang like a professor, and knew just how to hand a lady her fan, adjust her shawl, and take her from her carriage. Accom- lishments which make men popular, Iways. Early in July Mr. Trevlyn and Mar- ;ie, accompanied by a gay party, went own to Cape May. Mr. Trevlyn had ong ago forsworn everything of the kind; but since Margie Harrison had. iome to reside with him he had given up his hermit habits, and been quite ike other nice gouty old gentlemen. • The party went down on Thursday- Mr. Paul Linmero following on Satur- lay. Margie had hoped he would not come; in his absence she could have njoyed the sojourn, but his presence destroyed for her all the charms of sea and sky. She grew frightened, some- imes, when she thought bow Intonse- y she hated him, And in October she was to become his wife, Some way, Margie felt strangely at ease on the subject. She 'knew that arrangements were all made, that her wedding trousseau was being gotten up by a fashionable modiste, that Delmonico had received 'orders for the feast, and that the oranges were budded, which, when burst into flowers, were to adorn her forehead on her bridal day, She despised Linmere with her whole soul, she dreaded him inexpressibly, yet she scarcely gave her approaching marriage with him a single thought. She wondered that she did not; when she thought of it at all, she was shocked to find herself so impassive. Her party had, been a week at Cape May, when Archer Trevlyn came down, witb the wife of his employer, Mr, Belgrade, The lady was in delicate health and bad 'been advised to try se» air and surf bribing. Mr. Belgrade's business would not allow of bis Absence at just tbat time, and he bad shown bis confidence in bis bead clerk by selecting biro a? bis wife's escort- Introduced into society by so weji es- an aristocrat as Mrs, striking by his prospect of getting a' rich wife to pay his debts. He cast an imploring eye on the swimmers around him,-but he was too great a coward tc risk his life among the swirling breakers. Only one man .struck bravely out to the rescue. Arch Trevlyn threw off the clinging hand of Miss Lee, and with a strong arm pressed his way through the white-capped billows. He came near tc Margie, and saw the chestnut gleam oi her hair on the bright .treacherous water, and In an instant it was swept under a long line of snowy foam. Sht rose again at a little distance, and her eyes met his pleadingly. Her lips syl- labled the words, "save me!" He heard them, above all the deafening roar of the waters. They nerved him on to fresh exertions. Anothei stroke, and he caught her arm, drew her to him, held her closely to hii breast, and touched her wet hair with his lips. Then he controlled himself and spoke coolly: "Take my hand, Miss Harrison, and I think I can tow you safely to the shore Do not be afraid." "I am not afraid," she said, quietly. . How his heart leaped at the sound oi her voice! How happy he was that she was not afraid—that she trusted her life to him! Of how little value ho would have reckoned his own existence, if he had purchased hers by its loss! cago to New York, will be run into (TO HE CONT1NDED.) CANADIAN STATESMEN, How They Act Willie Attending Their Duties in Parliament. It is a mistake to think that the act which led to the confederation of the various provinces in 1867 has attained no higher meaning in the life of the Canadian people than that of a constitutional union, says Donahoe'o Magazine, It carries with It a meaning of far deeper Import—a union of hearts, whose offspring Is oneness of patriotic aim and purpose. Of course it would be idle to say that' the Canadian people are a unit upon all questions of vital interest to the life and growth of the dominion. The geographical Interests of Canada are so varied th'at there must necessarily be at times some friction and clashing of provincial needs and ambitions, This Is the case at Washington; this is the case, too, in so small as the cantons of a confederation Switzerland. A stranger visiting the gallery of the Canadian house of commons is struck with the dignity and decorum which mark the proceedings and surround even the warmest and keenest of de< bates. Parliamentary procedure being rigidly adhered to, there is little room for uncalled for personalities in the heat of a discussion. Sometimes, bow^ ever, when the house has been sitting for hours, wearied with the perplexities and incoherencies of some membei from "way back," suddenly, as if through the unity of desperation, tbe usual dignity of the bouse is relaxed and grave members from such intellectual centers'as Montreal and Toronto play the gc.boolboy and outvie one an< other in "shying" blue books at tbe T. LOUIS is a hot city in .Tune, but so was Chicago in 1888 and Minneapolis in 1892, as Republican delegates will testify. Over-crowding nnd inconvenient .accommodations are more to be dreaded during National > convention week than hot weather. St. Louis, according to all reports, will furnish better facilities than ever.before have been accorded to a'National convention The immense new auditorium, where the Republican National Convention will be held, will accommodate 14,000 There will be 909 National delegates In ,the convention this year—more' than ever before—and the same number of alternates. There will be 53 members of the National Committee present, and the rest of the vast audience will consist mainly of "rooters" for the severa candidates whose names are to be/presented for the highest honor in the gift of the American people. According to recent estimate, there will be none too much room. It is customary to give to tho city in which the convention is held, the larges block of seats. St. Louis will have more seats in the auditorium; than any convention city ever obtained before. It has put in a modest request for 3,600 seats, and will probably receive 2,500 at least. Ohio and Iowa, being near by and both having prominent candidates, will probably send• tbe.-tw'o largest State Delegations. Ohio, it is estimated by zealous Republicans of the Buckeye state, may have as many as 20,000 Republicans in St. Louis, but, of course, only a small per cent of them will get scats in the auditorium. Timothy B. Byrnes of Minneapolis, who has been elected sergeant-at-arms of the convention by the National Committee, will have charge of the distribution of tickets for'admission. Each National delegate and alternate will receive two tickets—and as many more as they can! get. The member of ,the National Committee from each state Will make out a list of nil Republicans in his state who may want to attend the proceedings, and the tickets will'be distributed among the different states, pro rata. Under the. system of distribution which Sergeant-at-Arms Byrnes will employ it will be practically im possible for the friends of any one candidate to "pack" the convention hall, despite the fears of such an event which have been expressed. Mr, Byrnes has said that, so far as he has the power, the friends of all the candidates will be treated alike. The real work of the convention leading up to and providing for the selection of the National ticket, •• is done in committee rooms. Spacious accommodations for committee work have been provided in the auditorium and the newspaper facilities will be es peclaily convenient. • A novel scheme is to be put in opera recognizing delegates who think they iave a duty to perform by claiming the attention of the convention. The telegraph-facilities for dispatch' ng to every corner of the Nation the names of the nominees will be ample STlne new copper wires are strung from St. Louis lo Chicago and six from Chi About fifty loops the Auditorium. Wearied delegates can repair for refreshment to any number of gardens and open-air restaurants and cafes, where the best that St. Louis can offer will be placed before them at prices that may make them complain. But what is the loss of a few hundred dollars to an enthusiastic Republican fired with Interest In his party's Welfare, and perchance, in some instances, with irons of. his own in the fire? Thomas H. Carter, of Montana, chairman of the National Committee, will call the convention to order. But important work of the convention will have been done by the National Committee even before the delegates assemble in ihelr seats. On the day preceding the convention a'temporary roll of delegates has to be formed, for manifestly no State can have the advantage of another in representation. Some states will send contesting delegations, but only one set can be seated. It would not be proper, on the other hand, to'shut a state out entirely because of contests. Kach must have representation in the organization of the convention. General Clarkson of the National Committee from Iowa says there will be about 110 con- am It eiteWt t«ofi,to veHtio-nY A wfthiA' ty thesS Seiectldni, * SdmelinfSS, i892 r th'e minority Mr^K bafifhdftte", gfid fflafes- the temjjdra'ry they'did for J, Steal tfassett, da in 1884, a majority afad poft may be presented and the brought to a head ia the faflenmg • ora the convention! ,'-',- , • *'^M' As the ttemedratid, National .Cdft-l-a vention in 1832, after'Mr/Cleveland V'.f Mends; who controlled thrdottfflitt&r.H on Resolutions, had pretiafed'a. tariff;, * plank under Mr, Cleveland's BUpefvK' slon, the convention;' which afterward turned to and nominated Cleveland, broke away at one .word, from Heliry Watterson and rejected the tariff plank * as presented by the Cleveland commit- tee. No better example of the Amerl-,, can principle in politics—that the sOV-', ereign will* of the people must govera*, —is accorded than in a National convention. CONKL1NO STOPPED TO TALK.;', That Incident Prevented WlnUoijk'* Nomination for the Presidency. From the Minneapolis Journal: In,the , political history of the state' "Windom Ten" has been written down as a burlesque incident. When the-campaign ' for the republican nomination,,'for '• president in, 1880 was-in progress Min--'> nesota was an overwhelmingly • en- • thusiastlc Elaine state. Senator Conk-' ling's daring* ambition was to defeat Blalne, and he was shrewd enough to see that Minnesota could not be" swerved from Blalne save by springing -, a "favorite son." Mr. Windom ' was, flattered by Conkllng's suggestion,and 1 ' the poison spread to his friends, with the result that Minnesota went to Chicago solidly instructed for Windom. At that time Minnesota only had ten delegates to the national convention, and during the four days' balloting the reading clerk would announce in uten-\ .',1 REPUBLICAN CONVENTION HALL ST. LOUIS, tested seats out of the 909, and that the nomination may really hinge upon'the results of these contests. It should not be supposed that the National Committee reserves to itself the power to decide contests: that must finally be done by the convention itself. This much, however, the National Committee will do, and its action may have an Important bearing on the result in the convention—the National Committee will meet, and a sub-committee on contests will be selected. Each member of the committee will report to this sub-committee the list o? delegates from his state, and if there be no contests these names will be placed on the temporary roll by the heads of slumbering members. Of the ? make «p the bouse grade. Arch jnjgM place hit fa, 9 |> ana «Sb a,n apquisWsm $a sever ftwt tin* be would not bftYIJ t« e teW«W" cowpaey- Bwt be a rt»f t to. and inoffensive 5 members that of commons, in point of ability and gifts, §0 per cent of tbem are below mediocrity; go pr • pent of '-hem occupy tbe plane of mediocrity; 40 per cent possess admitted ability, and tbe remaining ?o per pent are men ef commanding talent, ~ " LJ '~ 11 r "For the JUe of we, cctenel, J ysm persist J» iaai»taj»i9i ,tba! is 9t &W value ia tbe cure, e | •i» pitewjwa by ttw ' pwwte Mw to to , ftat gftp.0. wfelikj, he.ia§ »» ia Tbe Jovinaers f r«t THE FAMQUS WIGWAM (Where L,iftQ9i» wap Reminded ift secretary oj state,& where d,iYi4u,al ptfttfl ,4eiegatiovs are be 00,^0,6.8164 by telephqne will be be^-4 ' orlan tones, "Windom, ten," and much f the time the announcement would provoke derisive laughter. Elaine's riends always felt that if Minnesota lad been loyal he would have been the • nominee, and in their estimation "Windom, ten," was a badge of tricky poll- , tics. The delegation was undoubtedly; > sincere, but it seemed at the time like grasping for a wlll-o'-tbe-wlsp.' >' i I met an old politician yesterday, an. <' Intimate friend of Windom, who said he called on Windom in Washjngtoa some time after the event and Windom said to him, "Did you know I came pretty near receiving the nomination;* 1 for president?" The visitor concede!! that he did not understand bow "Win- ' dom, ten," was very near the goal, and ' Mr. Windom then explained. Hje said „ Postmaster General Jarrfes of ; New YorK' told him that the Grant forces bad decided to go to him and have the'^ credit of nominating the president," even tbougb It was not first qh^igB,^ This was thought to be better tba» i t9'r-^H allow the Blaine forces to wjn a vlctpry in a similar manner. Mr, James,, ,;C^ said tbat Conkling actually, left Ws teat, Ml to go over and notify tbe delegation that they, were' Windom and urge tbem_t9,do,tb|' when someone " ,", "",.",. " .'. delaying one more ballot- He accept^ the advice. Tbis Was fata). Qn " ' one ballot tbe stampede to QarfleW g$m and then it was too late, "Qrant 306" bad been added ' dom, ten," it would have carried stampede in tbe Window ia§teaj'iof " " d}reotip».
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