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lAPTEtt ' s tfirly ill March when Constance v-ed, or fancied she perceived, a _ alteration in the demeanor of rother-itt-law. He was not less land his fraternal attentions were red freely and cordially as ever, was less gay, ahd was addicted of abstraction, profound, 'al. apparently not sad, while his e from the family circle, with- lology, became so common that it to provoke flan-lot's frivolous Ir, and to disappoint Mr. Withers. Itice had never complained of or |ked upon thin. But her mind fbssed night and day upon a tu- loUs tide of conjectures, she would Save termed apprehensions,, rnth- n hopes. Up to this date she had if ed her love and her misery to be jired and unsuspected by him; hart ., in her flimsy seif-rtoception, isgivings choked by team that she _e only sufferer from her wreteh- lly. Did she grow suddenly cruel Base the moment when the thought Ithe error was mutual awoke Ires, the remembrance of the suf- ", he must also taste had not the .•to still?Was the salve to her gelf- |et supplied by the discovery that ivinity was a fallible man, impo- |p resist the subtle temptation that Svercome her prejudices and sense ht, worth the price paid for it? A fterror, more sweet than any joy iad ever, known, soon laid hold ir. It was idle to ignore the fact dward furtively, but persistent- light a private interview with her. [night disregard his beseeching Is, affect to misunderstand his |s and his uttered hints, might, in constant ministrations to her Ihd's wants and whims, to guard f, and to forget those omens of a crisis. But she comprehended fsigns; marked with a thrill, that " opposite to pain, his chagrin failure, and the augmented rest- SH of his mien, betokening pnr- |'y and desire. What was to be the |f this pursuit, and her evasion of len her own heart was the temp- strongest ally? She dared not Ihini say that she was dear to |s he had long bepn to her. Know- she dl'd, that she ought to spurn from her at the remotest approach Js theme, she was never able to Vith an honest purpose that she Jkely to do it. If she doubted his lions, she doubted herself yet ASSOCIATION his heart ached at thought o! the Woe in store for her nominal possessor. "I have startled you by my vehemence," he continued, taking the hand that lay upon her lap. "t feared lest this announcement might seem abrupt, but the steamer sails at five o'clock, and I last night obtained Evelyn's permission to bring you to see her off. She owes you a debt of gratitude for your sisterly care of my lonely and graceless self. She loves you dearly already, as you will her when you have had one gHmpse of her face. You reminded me of her the first day of our meeting. I have traveled with her and her sick father for three months, and at parting more than hinted at my attachment. With candor that would have driven me to desperation had It been less, mournful, she declared her Intention not to marry while her father lived. 'He needs my constant cai-e,' she said. 'Without it he would die In a week. He will never be better. Tho kindest service you can do me, as the wisest you can do yourself, Is to forgot me.' I have been steadily disobedient to her advice. I told her as much when I found out by chance two months ago that she was in the city. She was very resolute for a time, often refusing to see me when I called, and again begging me, even with tears, to dismiss all idea of making her my wife. It is now a fortnight since her father unexpectedly announced his determination to return to Europe, and; in the anticipation of our second parting, acknowledged that my love was returned. Our engagement would be an unsatisfactory one to most people, but she is the earthly Impersonation of the angel of patience, and I can surely wait a few months, or even years, for a gift so precious. Her father is afflicted by a complication of disorders, the most serious being an organic affection of the heart. She is the only living child. It would be sheer barbarity to separate them, and with an invalid's obstinacy he will not hear of taking up his abode in his daughter's house should she marry. My poor Evelyn, my gentle love; she is a martyr n," she called through the front , "where are you going? What t you here?" Edward told me to call for him I'clock, ma'am. I thought he had !n to you about it," was the re- Aul rejoinder. fere was no immediate reply, and ecked his horses to inquire, ill I go back, ma'm?" o; go on." threw herself upon the back seat with throbbing pulses, and a jig that she had spoken the scn- which was to decide her fate for ,nd for eternity, "Heaven help me •and fast!" the -tongue essayed to while the heart was melting fanderness, and vibrating with ex- ation. . - . acked ten minutes of the appoini- fgur when they reached the office, Sdward stood upon the door step, gloves on; ;ls good in you to submit so quietly jy meddling," he began, by 'the he was seated. "But I have somo- to say to you, a story to tell jfh I can keep no longer. You must seen, although you have seemed to do so, how I have dogged your for some weeks past, in the hope Jealing an opportunity for corifos- I have sometimes ventured -to aye that your woman's wit and Ban's heart had penetrated my Be- that what entered so largely into Ithouguts and motives, made up so of ,my life, could not remain hid- Ifro'm your eyes, I wanted to tell ot it long ago, dear Connie, but I recollection of what was due to her withheld me, while I was yet llrtaln that my love was returned. |1 sp little reason for hope, although i has never fiagged'-mine is a Banjo nature, you know—that I hes.i- to speak openly. Now that I.etui : firm ground under 'iny feet, my Iplness is mixed with much alloy, I |t either take frpm one who is a sl'ess invalid the ablest and most |ly nurse that ever man had; con- In him," whose claim th& world would |are to be superior to mine, to lonc- and sorrow, or consent to a soa- 'of dreary waiting before I can I'my darling my own, Po you wont thoughts such as these have fjed upon my spirits; racked me , anxje^y, even in the blessed 1 hour Igurance that my devotion was not ed?" and I can do so little to lighten her burden!" "It is very hard." He had paused and Constance must speak. , Too pre-occupied by his own reflections to note her thick.articulation and studiously averted face, Edward took up the word warmly. "Hard! What could be harder for both of us?" She interrupted him by an impetuous gesture. "You are talking wild]y^_ w ickedly! Think what you would suffer if you loved without hope of requital." He absolutely laughed. "As if that could be. Affection, full and fervent as mine, holds a witch-hazel that never errs in pointing to the fount of answering love. Why, Connie, we were made for one another—Eva and I!" Was no scalding drop of bitterness to be spared from her cup? Whose, then, was the fatal mistake which had opened the sluices of,that other fountain that was drowning her soul with cruel humiliation and anguish? "Drive us near to the steamer as you can, John!" called Edward from his window, and In the appreciation of tho truth that the sharpest ordeal was yet before her 'and fearfully near at hand, Constance submitted to be handed from the carriage to the wharf. Through a bewildering 'haze she saw the noisy crowd, the smoke-stack of the monstrous vessel, stumbled along the gangway connecting it with the tlioi-f yieldluy passively 10 the nip- w of Edward's arm and regained sight, hearing and consciousness of brain when she stood in a handsome saloon, a small hand, warm as hers was icy, fluttering in her grasp, and a pair of dark; thoughtful eyes fixed upon her face. "You were very good to come," said a. low voice, fraught with emotion, yet steady. "Allow me to present my father, Mr. Pynsent. Mrs. Withers, father," She looked up and spoke the lady, and her father arose from his divan, sup.- porting himself upon a cane, and saluted Mrs, Withers with stately politeness. Both were high bred, but it was not Evelyn's 'beauty that had won her lover. Her eyes and mouth were her only really good features, Constance Knew herself to be the handsomer of the two, but the persuasion added-to the hopelessness of her. ill-fated love, The qualities that had knit to this girl's heart that of tho man who hail seep the beauties of two hemispheres, which had kept him true to her and her alone, although opposed by absence, dis, couragement and the wiles of scores of other women, lay 'beyond her power of analysis and counter-charms, She began to understand how It had come , . ...i. ^« ~i* A Viorl iii-»mmnnflnfl VifM* elfallng eyes She* thoit dreaded ftevei 1 left, their resting-place upoti the vlsaga 6! irtiieh they wefe taking a long fate* well. There was little to be apprehended from the rich man's restless ro^ gards, which wandered Incessantly from her to the 1 betrothed couple, his gray eyebrows contracting with pain of mental disquiet as he did so. Mad Evelyn been free to maintain her ttstial watch upon him, she would have taken alarm at these Increasing symptoms o! distress and the livid hue settling UP* on hla complexion. Constance did not notice these until, simultaneously with the clanging of the bell overhead and the rapid rush of feet toward the shore, he threw both hands outward, with the aimless clutch of a sightless man, and fell against her as she sat by him on the sofa. * The utmost confusion reigned in the saloon for a few moments—exclamations, inquiries and orders—loud, varied and useless. Then Edward's strong voice recommended, in stringent terms, that the room bo cleared of all except the immediate attendants of the sufferer, including a gentleman Who had introduced himself as a physician. The spasm passed into a swoon so deathly and protracted that Constance was ready to believe the patient was beyond the reaoh of earthly aid, notwithstanding the doctor's assertion that he would probably revive, and even Evelyn murmured once when Edward would have confirmed the cheering assurance: "It* may be. I hope so; but I never saw him quite so ill before." Finally life fought Its way back, inch by Inch, to the worn heart; the fingers relaxed from their rigid clinch, the llp>l were less purple, and the eyes were unclosed feebly upon the anxious group. When he could move Edward and tho physician supported him to his stateroom, followed by Evelyn. Constance, left to herself, had leisure to observe what had not until now drawn her attention. The bustle of embarkation had ceased, but through the almost deserted saloon sounded the measured throb of the powerful engines as they urged the boat through the water. She threw open a window and looked out. They were already far down the bay, tho spires of the city lessening In the distance, and the vessel under full heart- way. She met Edward at the stateroom door with the startling intelligence. For an instant he looked as aghast as herself, then he recovered his self-possession with a, smile. She must compose herself and trust him to extricate them, both from the predicament In which his thoughtlessness had placed them. The worst that could befall them was a few hours' delay In returning home. He would see the captain forthwith, and request.'him to signal the first home ward-bound pilot-boat or other vessel they might espy. Constance did as he bade her—resumed her seat, and seemed to await the result of the affair patiently. "I am afraid your brother may be alarmed at our continued absence," was her ou- ly remark. "He will understand at once what ha.s happened when John goes home with the news that he drove us down to see the steamer off," replied Edward, confidently. "We shall have a merry laugh tomorrow at breakfast over our adventure. So long as you are not unhappy or angry with me, I am comfortable on the score of Elnathan's displeasure." (TO BB CONTINUED.) AMO bOMMENf Ofo CUR&§Nf EVEfotS. A ttfg iMgebtt Shootlhft Content Mnf tie Booked tot ttet-euifats*—Ooislp at the froftttlsH—l*es ftntt Schtieh-r Again— Other Sportlhft Slftttcrs. ffi Ihfe frent ratik 6f military tlife {& the* United HAttLES 2WEtt* lein, ol Yardville, N. J., well-known to all pigebn-shoot- ers in the east as ft first-class shot and a purveyor of the fastest kind of pig- eohs, is trying to arrange a great pigeon shbdtittg contest to take place some time m December at Trenton, N. J. His plan la to have a. championship contest and each man will shoot at 100 birds with an entrance of $100. The bh'ds to all bo of a blue color and selected for speed. He thinks that 10 to 12 entries can be secured and ho is willing to furnish these birds free of cost. He desires such men as Brewer, Dr. Carver, Budd, Class, Gilbert, Elliott, Fulford, Grimm, Claridge, Wlhv ston, McMurchy, Upson, Heikes, and others of tho same class to enter and make It a championship event. This would come the nearest of showing who deserved the title of "world's championship" than any event that wo know of. Let someone put up a suitable trophy to be shot for annually at 100 birds, every one at 30 yards, no favorites, no handicap, entrance $100, the -best man to win under the best conditions. The winner can come pretty near to being the best shot in this country at least. Push It, along, Char- He, and we believe you will succeed in giving a big event. v*. Th6 latest coftcernlng the-*fttcli tween Jim Corbett and torn is contained ift the following tram Safe Frflndficd, tial.: "1C JfiraeS J. do*b6tt and tfidmag Shftrkey e6ntest fqf th6 heavyweight piohshtp in Man Francfseo it is than probable that they will manaia the meeting themselves, ttelthe? tha National nor the Eureka, club has de» posited a cent of guarantee money, and It la not believed that either club has any intention of doing so. Corbett la conducting all negotiations for both himself and Sharkey, and this fact goes far to prove that the alleged match was a fake from its inception, No one has been able to discover a dollar of forfeit money deposited by either of the fighters or their backers, though each or the pugilists claim to have placed $5,000 in the hands oil stakeholders. _- • -I Cup for Women The Itobert Cox cup, emblematic of the women's golf championship of the United States, Is a vase of Etruscar WOMWilfffO f a WttJm rf tetttefttl fcoftw*^ Wdifiett ftsgafd il as ft btesstflg 1 Ifeftfc .. ti . , ^._ —.i u..* — ?! -»*'8%i4fiii they eata talk td tt-woM»!i wHt»' understands their every atlBientr thus avoid the cries df ineolB petenfc end* <JoM» dehcd place tt in THE YARD MEASURE, CHAPTER XI. IS rapid articula- tipn had given Constance no time for reply, but 'her ex- cUwe»t equaled e, as sh.e bent her to pass when she? had wits so far as to talk five minutes with Edward's betrothed; owned reluctantly, that had she met Her as new acquaintances generally meet she would have been irresistibly, attracted by her winning ladyhpod and the countenance that united so much sweetness with sense and spirit. was time now for little Standards Have Vitrled lit tho Different: Ages of the Worlil. The yard is tho British and American standard of length. Down to 1824 the original standard of Britain (and from which ours was copied) was a rod, which had been deposited in the court of exchequer, Condon, in the time of Queen Elizabeth, In those days, says the St. Louis Republic, all measures Intended for general use were taken to the court of exchequer to be examined by the proper officer. That official took the proposed measure and placed it parallel with the standard, and if found correct placed certain marks of identification upon it. By an act of parliament in 1824 the old Elizabethan stand- arcl was superseded by another, which had been constructed under the dlt rections of tho Royal society sixty-font years previous. This act provided thai "the straight Hue or distance between the centers of two points in the gold studs in the brass rod now in the cus-* tody of the clerk of the house of commons shall be the genuine standard ot the yard measure in Great Britain." The act further provided that the measurements of the rod must be made when the temperature of the brass rod was at 62 degrees Fahrenheit, That standard was destroyed by fire in' 1834 and the commission appointed to replace it made the yard measure now in use. The new standard was deposited in the house of parliament in 1855 and authenticated copies of it are in the possession of our government officials at Washington, Some Old flolla Heikes, of Dayton, O., the world's champion Inanimate target shot, has some old guns which he prizes quite highly. One is a Joseph Golchor smooth bore, muzzle loa'der, which has a barrel 45 inches long. The wood of the stock extends to the end of the barrel and was made strong and serviceable. This gun is over 75 years old and Mr. Heikes told'the writer that he had killed quail on the wing with that old gun 24 years ago. This gives a faint idea of about the time that "Roll" began to learn the art of wing shooting. Another gun was of the flintlock pattern and was more than 100 years old, having once been used by Mrs. Heikes' grandfather. This weapon had been made for a field gun and was light and really well balanced. It seemed to come up to the face with the proper 1 fit and was a relic highly prized in the Heikes' collection of shooting trophies. He also had a flintlock pistol that might have done service In the revolutionary war. Among the trophies which this great . trap shot has collected are cups of every size, shape and value, and have been won in honest contests at the trap in various parts of the country.., His collection of medals, badges, buttons, pins, gold watches, and silverware would start a small jewelry store, Mr. Heikes' comfortable home in Dayton is well ornamented with trophies of his skill with the shotgun, and we hope the collection will continue to grow foi many years to cqme. THE COX CUP. design, with elaborate figures, i:re- iented by George Cox of Edinburgh. Scotland. It Is valued at ?1,000. veiled, face upon jb.gr h.ipjd,s ami Ite' ,lnf du.mli the kindly commonplaces suitable tp their jneeting in-^ public place and their prospective parties,. an<* oven ijiese Constance abridged ostensibly. and the others deemed coujjderatejy, that, the ' Oapt. Bon Kick. Capt. Ben Eick was born at Sterling 111., Jan. 30, 1871, and at an early ivge took a great interest In firearms. As a boy 15 years of age he ranked as a rifle shot among the best in his community, and many were, the bright pre dictions for his future. Jan. 14, 1889 he enlisted as a. private in Company E Sixth "Infantry, Sterling, 111. 1^1892 he' was appointed ordnance sergeant, and in that capacity served his regiment faithfully till in 1896 a letter from Col. D, J. Foster announced to him his'promotion to Inspector of rifle practice for the Sixth Regiment with "ank of captain. He commenced his shooting career in 1889, and from that time on rose steadily till, as the records of the adjutant-general for 1891 and 1892 show, he stands second to none. At the inter-state rifle competition Held at Fort Sheridan in 1892 Capt, Kick made a record to be proud of. In com- Proponent Kxpcrt. Ifniulli'np* The negotiations for a match between Frank C. Ives and Jacob Schaefor, which were opened.by the latter, not giving any promise of fruitful result, and the winter sport requiring a boom, the veteran standby, Maurice Daly, comes to tho front with a proposition which is likely to meet with a favorable response all along the line, and it is to be hoped that such will be the case, for the game sadly needs pushing along just now. Here is what Maurice has to say for the benefit of the "gentlemen's game": "There Is no apparent chance of a match between Schaefer and Ives, and without contests the game is sure to languish. In my opinion the only solution of the problem is a handicap tournament. Ives enft Schaefer are so superior to tho othor players that they cannot enter a scratch game. Therefore a • handicap race Is the only way out of the difficulty, I think everybody would enter such a tournament, and the Interest in it would be i'reat. With Ives, Schaefer, Sloseon, Splnks, Gallagher, Catton, Maggloli, Sulton, Hatley, McLaughlln, Capron, Eames, and others In a handicap contest, there would be a decided revival of the game. Another contest that would attract some attention would be a scratch cushion carroms tournament between Ives, Schaefer, Slosson and myself. I stand ready to do all possible to promote these tournaments, and think that petty questions of tables, cue tips and clialkp should be left In the background." , women, "prompts.tu'oni to seek her ndvico constantly. - ITdmaio diseases yield to Lydta E. IMnkham's Vegetable Compound at once. Inflammation, utcera- tion, falling and displacement; df tho womb, ovarian troubles, spinal weakness and kidney complaints, nil havo their symptoms, and should be " nipped In the bud." Bearing-down paSiis, backache, headache, nervousness, pains itt groins, lassitude, whites, irregularities, dread of impending evil, blues, sleeplessness, faintnoss, etc. Hero is testimony right to the point 1 . " Tho doctors told mo that unless t went to tho hospital and had an operation performed, I could not live. I had falling, enlargement and ulcoratloa of the womb. •, "I was in constant misery all tha time; my back ached; I was always tired. It ^ was impossible *c^/~ -^\, s for me.to walk CjljL' far or stand long^"^ \f- v <***>. at a time, surely a wreck. I decided that I would give' your Compound and Sanative Waslilj a trial. "I took three bottles''of Lydia E. Pinldmm's Vegetable Compound, and used two packages of Sanative Wash, and I am now a\most well. 1' ara stouter aud healthier than 1 have <^ver been in. my life. My friends and neighbors and the doctors are surprised at my rapid improvement. I have .told them all what I have been' taking'." —MRS. ANXKTTA BICKMEIEU, Belluire, Bclinont Co., O. " -ra at- DESCKlrTlONS, A gander is a masculine goose. A goose is feminine for gander. A goat is a creature whose mosphere is Inauspicious. A gambol Is the gait of a goat. A gate is where you meet her and sometimes you ehare.lt. A gaiter is worn in winter and ia large or small In proportion to that Which It covers. A.gout la - A gaucherle Is what your friends are continually guilty of. Went JJeJtnv, The ground under the city of San Salvador is full of caverns of unknown depths. A man was once digging a well there- The last stroke he gave with bis pick, the bottom fell' put ajicj he and his pick fell through, nobody k,npws where. "I'm going to fight Fitz on Broadway, New York," said Jim Corbett the other day. "I'll rig up a club and go into the business for this," "But Fitzy aJn't going to Jet you spring any such trap ap that on him," replied an admirer of the Australian. "He's getting suspicious again, eh? Does the scoundrel have the nerve -to insinuate I would do anything but fair in my own house? I'll tell you what," went on Jim, "let Fitz furnish out a club and I'll fight him In it," But would he? The latest from New York in regard to the big ones is that they tried to make the public believe they had put up twice as much money Insuring a match between them than they really had; also that Corbett wants to go Into the show business again before having another go, Perhaps it they should double up and spar through the country they might 'be able to command full houses for a time, As H stands now neither can draw better than half a house. JQSE.PB DONOVAN, He (pleadingly)—Why can't wo be mar- riod right away J She (coyly)—Oh, I can't bear to leava father alone just now. , , , He (earnestly)—But, my darling, he Uan had you such a long time. fcibo (freoaiugly)— Sir! Smitiv ITe Route— CuUfovnlu Limited. Beginning November 4, the Santa Fa Route will resume its celebrated Call' fornial Limited train as a semi-weekly service, leaying Chicago Wednesdays and Saturdays at 0:00 p. ra., reaching Los Angeles in 73 hours and ban Diego in 70J4 hours. Equipment of superb vestibuled pnllnaan palace sleepers, buffet smoking car and dining car. Most luxurious service via aixy lino. Another express train, carrying both palace and touyi&t sleepers, leave, Chicago 10:25 p, in. daily, for Lqs Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Inquire of G. T, Nicholson, 0, P, AM Gveut Northern Bldg., Chicago. «4 A. Or put (3 n mo. "Why, Jackie, opeti the door ami Jot £atie iu. Don't you see its roiuiug?" criea Jackie's mother, , ,, ., "I can't, Mamma," said Jackie, "we are rlaying Noah's ark. I'm Noah and Katia is the sinners, nud she must stay out iu Uu» wet," , . Wanted, A matched carriage team 10,3 pr nands high. - Must be sound, land a»4; ;/„• ; ,.,<• tfne, with high kpce tmd Jiocl? actions, „?• / &$ not over six years old, weight 1050 }qr/f^M HOO pounds. Address, with tull 'PSH\ r »*/••*< fl$| bieuUirs, Quo, A, JOBI.YK, QmalWi ]Mv^ Vf A Gladstone never calls tUesu I»w BuytUi»g' ! ;/w^J|J but "the TO CPRJ3 4 CO&P »N OUH Take Laxative Brow Q*»Mne Hilly H»H In Hill, ^omewhat famea us Mu> doou's pickaninny, is the latest of American colored bwvs to cast fe wjtfe England and I note''that be is padding bis reoovjj a trifle Jor sports' pf that country, He auglit ably to ,ao pretty well ttwe, a.s tei a, ' at %;e9l$"4)Bs ift Pr. Merwa,» says that between i of the yew U9t a»4 J«»uwy PV9V 7,000,000 persons perished -in Piso'8 Cure for pons mwptJou *s '

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