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TUB UPPEK DBS MOINESt AMOS A. IOW A ..WtMnOMPA Y DECEMBER 1. is&f, INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION, turned Marjorie. quickly. "She was found drowned in Annan Water—was it not dreadful, monsieur?—and she was buried yonder lu tho kirkyard when I was a little child." "And you think she was your nioth- CHAPTER XI.— Caussidlere started in surprise; he was hot accustomed to such plain speaking. "Madame is severe," he replied, with a sarcastic smile. "She does not approve of the morals of my nation? No? .Yet, parbleu! they compare not unfavorably with those of pious Scotland!" This rebuff rather disconcerted the plain spoken lady, who turned up the path impatiently, while the Freuch- manshrugged his shoulders and looked loftily indignant. Marjorie, who had •watched the preceding passage at arms with no little anxiety, not quite following the conversation, glanced imploringly at Caussidiere. "Don't mind Miss lletherlngton," she said, when the lady was out of hearing. "What Mr. Lorraine says of her is true; her bark's warn* than her bite, and she means no offense." "Who is she, my child? Oh, I remember, the eccentric old lady whom you visited yesterday.'.' Marjorie nodded; and at that moment Mr. Lorraine came down the path, followed by Solomon, and met Miss Hetherington, who began talking to him vehemently. "She is not very polite," .muttered Caussidierc; "and see, she is already abusing me to your guardian." He held out his hand. "Good-bye! 1 shall see you, perhaps, later in the day." "Perhaps. Oh, monsieur, you arc not offended?" "Not at all," replied Caussidiere, though the look with which he re- Carded his late antagonist rather boiled his words. "I forgive her for your sake, my child'/' ^ ^ ,,, Marjorle did not go to church again She had a headache "They say so, monsieur, but I do nol think It is true." "No?" "I have gone to her grave and staye by It. and tried to think they are right, but I cannot—1 aye come away as I did tonight and look at Annan Water, and feel it more my kin." "Marjorie!" [Uli r "Yes, monsieur!" ' *'*•* "I fancy you are right, child; perhaps your mother lives." "Ah, you think that?" "More; she is perhaps watching over you, though she cannot speuk. tihe may reveal herself some day." "You believe so, monsieur?" repeated Marjorle, her face brightening with Joy. "it is very probable, my child. You are. not of the canaille, Marjorie. When I llrst saw you 1 knew that; then I heard your story, and it interested me. I thought, 'We are strangely alike—we are like two of a country cast adrift in a foreign land, but our destinies set-in his friend," she answered, proudly. "Yes. his friend: and as his friend I will not hear him insulted. Oood- She walked quickly away, but in r moment he was again beside her. "Marjorie, will you not listen tc JIG?" No. I will not," returned the girl, angrily. "Whatever you have to say against Monsieur Caussidiere you shall not say to me. He was right; you arc all against him. and you are the worst of all. Do you think it is just or kind to abuse a man simply because he is a stranger and unfortunate? What has Monsieur Caussidiere ever done to you that you should dislike him so much?" _ , , The young man stared at her flushed checks and angry eyes; rlalmed: "Marjoric, answer me! not possible, that you rare for man?" , , Hushed crimson and turned BASE BALL GOSSIP. CURRENT NEWS AND GOSSIP OP THE CAME. The Twelve Clnh teanto* »n Artistic unit t-lttanclal SnMiMH—Mow .)olm C!atk»on U«e«t to .toll* tli* Umpire* —-Cnylor's Hsroto could work an umpire he was as courteous aft a dancing master, and ovaf- iooked all opportunities to kick if the umpire was reasonable and trying to do his best, this bit of diplomacy , gained Clarkson many favors, froitt the umpires, and helped him materially ir- ICELAND £OW. HE tS THE ANtJ fifc- PRESS WAGON. itis work." then Vie ox- Tell me It's von She away. , "1 care for anyone." she answered, evasively, "who Is alone and win. wants a friend. Monsieur Caussidiere has been very kind to me-.md I am aorry for him." . "You are more than that. Marjonc- but take care, for 1 know he is a scoun- * '"How dare you say so?" returned Marjorle. "You are. a coward, .lohmi o Sutherland. If ho were hero you would not speak like that." "I would say the same to him as to YOU If he were not a scoumlred ho would not entice you from your homo. This was too much for Marjorln. hho uttered an indignant exclamation am, without deigning to reply, has e.ied npidly away. This time he did not hasten after her; and almost beforo_hn ArtUtte ami trlnftiiclftt TJSPITK the fact that the great 12- i club league has | passed successfully I through six of the ten years of Us allotted term, thate is still at this iato day some difference of opinion as to its success and desira- __ r bllity. A few critics and magnates declare it Is ft failure, but the great majority hold that it has been a success. Henry Cl a the veteran critic, voices thcli Ilernte The New York Herald, in whose em ploy the late O. r. Caylor was last.) paid a fine tribute to his memory and thtis recounted his great struggle for "Mr. Caylor was never rugged, but hia blows'for the welfare of the national game were those of a giant. Delinquent players were never given any cpiarter. Pitiless sarcasm In tho face of abuse and threats of bodily harm were showered upon r.hem, and reformation alone caused its suspan- Blon. Ho deemed it criminal to dl3- HW SlreriJStfi and fcft«Iiir*nef>~Thkfr A** ** *»>* »»*»«* «' ttfr th* F the camel is the ship of the desert, the Iceland .pony la the cab, train, oto- nlbus and tramnar of the wonderful country to which, he betongs.sayg the Londoii alobe. to begin with, ho la a misnomer. He 19 not a pony, in the wlck, sentiments as follows: ! A very able Philadelphia writer in had said two years ago that the league completing its 12-club league, biiilded better than it know, year's experience only adding to uu strength and Its great superiority oven the old eight league, with Its American Association rival. The avorngo percentage of victories figures the tlm'o tail-end clubs each year ilurlns * ut ' alx years the 12-elub league has been m existence, has showed superior work to that of the tall endow of the. eight- club leagues In operation from 1S81! to 1891 inclusive. Two rival leagues in the arena have been conclusively proven to be damaging to the. welfare^!, professional fraternity at large . ___ ,.„,„,,„..,. appoint the public and when the lapse of the word . he ls a of a player was due to his own follj J • ••his pointed allusions to the offending cut as a two-edged sword. Master of humor, he made giants appear as s-iS- mlns. but was quite as ready v.'lth words of praise and encouragement a» he found thorn deserved. Mr. Caylor's fight for lifo was pathetic in its bold- horse; in bone and sinew* In strength and endurance, in manners and deportment— a horse in everything, in fact, except Inches, and a sober, steady, hardworking horse, too. "multum in parvo," a essence" of horseflesh. He Is a very "concentrated Ho can swim 1111 \i tl" I JLI L li. - i- >*-- * »» • ••" -'\' - •- — — ~ — i j« mt ri Vhcrc were those dear to him. like a fish, climb like a goat and Jump that day. and It was altogether a Lorraine, se- Kept her room gloomy afternoon. Mr. oretly-troubled in his mind, had difficulty in concentrating his thoughts on Us religious duties, and Solomon pro- invincible taciturnity. So away, and evening to be one. She Is exiled from he* kindred; I am exiled from my home. She has a kindly heart and will understand me; we must be friends, Marjorie, will we not?" He held out his hand, and the girl took It. "You are very good, monsieur," she answered simply. "Then you must treat me as a friend, I indeed, little one!" he answered. "I will take no money for your lessons. It is a pleasure for me to teach you, and —and Mr. Lorraine is not rich." "Mr. Lorraine?" said Marjorie, opening her blue eyes; "it is not Mr. Lorraine who pays for my schooling, but Miss Hetherington." "Is that so?" "Yes; that is so. ase could recover from his surprise she Had B , (lcB ljrcv enting the succcsslul woiK- _....-.! .*,„ ,«nr,ao iloor. I,™- nf (hut ttreat safety contract, uit entered the manse .door served an the day passed Mr. Lorraine did came. There was no evening service, for Mr Lorraine was too infirm to conduct B services in one day. After a d s- tea, to which Marjorle came down, r sat reading a volume of moon was evening, and tho rising over the far-oft .hi U strolled up the village The weather and the fresh air rapidly, not wish to have me taught beyond my station; but Miss Hetherlngtou said I must learn." - Caussidiere seemed to reflect profoundly. "Miss Hetheringtoii is a philanthropic lady, then?" "Do you think so, monsieur?" "Do not you think so, Marjorie, since she is universally kind and generous?" "Ah," returned Marjorie, "I do not think she is always generous, monsieur; but she is very kind to me. Why she has almost, kept me ever since I was a child." To this the Frenchman did not reply; he seemed somewhat disturbed; he lit a, cigar and watched Marjorie through the clouds of smoke. Presently the clock in the church tower struck the hour, and Marjorle started. "I must be walking home," she said. She began to move across the bridge, the Frenchman keeping beside her. They walked steadily onward, and now they reached the door of the inn. Marjorle paused and held forth her hand. "Good-night, monsieur, 1 she said. "Oiood-night'.-shall I not walk with you to the manse, little one?" Marjorie shook her head. "I would rather walk there alone." Tho Frenchman shrugged his Hhoul- "Fh bien! since you wish it I will think you are right. Good-night, my little friend, and an revoir." He took tho hand which she had o>:- CHAPTER XI11. FTER the scone, with Marjorie on Sunday nlght.Suth- erland was in a state of despair; for two days ho walked about In mluery; oil the third day his resolution was fixed and he determined to act. Tic went up to the Castle and sought an interview with Miss Heth- erlugton, to whom he told of tho scene which he had had.with Marjorlo, of her anger against himself, and of her constant meetings with the stranger. Miss Hetherington listened with averted head, and laughed grimly when he had done. "I see how it is," she said; " 'tis the old tale; twa lads and a lassie. But I dinna like the French man, Johnnie, no more than yourself. I'll speak with Mr. Lorraine; maybe 'tis his work to keep the balrnle right, though ho Ing of that great safety National Agreement, which has only boon perfected since the 12-club major - ness. a \vlfc and a child, who needed his assistance, and for these be determined to live. Tho struggle wag one-sided, hut on hia part it was heroic. tto'..oro hn left the city f«r the went n^.i hoped for recovery ho went to tl'e ball grounds in this city in a carriage, an- eompaniod by his wife. «» (1 though scarcely ubln to reach his old seat in the stand, hln courage never faltered. He did thin for days, even weeks, and politely and persistently declined assistance in his work. His voice had t'aon left htm, and though it seemed physically Impossible for him to even trace his familiar signature, he wrote column after column in his old-time forcible style, clearly defined, and then does his work ill, I'm thinking. \on re a good lad, .Tohnnle. and as to Marjorle, she's a short-sighted eedlct not to see wha's her friend." She spoke lightly and cheerfully; but the moment Sutherland disappeared her face and manner changed. right," she said. "Love league went into operation. The major league has become as necessary ..o the life of professional ball playing as honesty itself in the professlona ranks; in fact, a return to the rival eight-club leagues would prevent the game being played in Its integrity, :-mtl could also produce the old evils of contract breaking and fancy salaries, besides opening the doors to another Brotherhood revolt, while not one of 'either of theso evils can exist, under the. 12-club league government control." That embraces in convincing form the good effects of tho 12-club league upon the artistic and moral phases of the sport. Aside from that, however, the 12-club league has also proven that financially it is the most successful and therefore the most desirable system of providing major league ball, inasmuch as under it the clubs have flourished and have been placed upon a firmer, more permanent basis than ever before. The money Invested in base ball now is not subject to yearly smiled at his friends, who were astou- like a door. He sticks at nothing, and takes every variety of travel—bog, lava bed. sand, bowlders and grass mounds—with undisturbed equanimity. If he has to ford one or two rivers, with strong currents flowing girth deep, it Is all in tho day's work. Only give him time and periodical halts for refreshment and iho will do his fl£ty milea per day and thrive upon it. _ Iceland ponies are bred in hundreds in the large grass plains In the southern districts of the island. Little or no care la taken in selection, so the breed remains unaltered and unimproved, the average pony standing from eleven and a half to twelve and a halt hands, though hero and there one will reach to nearly thirteen hands. Every variety of color is seen, but skewbalds of many shades are tho commonest. The chestnuts, as a rule, are. the finest, and the browns the hardiest. Beautiful cream colors, with light points, are not infrequent; black is very rare and roan also. Their paces are fast, considering the size o£ 10 animal, a. journey of thirty-two liles being often done In six hours or ess, with heavy baggage. They trot, outer and gallop, but tho pace most steemed by the natives In the amble r "skeld," in which the fore and hind egs on a side are advanced simulta- leously, giving a running action very smooth to the rider. A good "pacer H considered very valuable and often sold for a high price. Some of theso ponies amble so fast that they keep has made him keen sighted, and-he has told me the truth. Marjoric is in dan- Now is the time when she needs ger the, care o' kind folk to keep her trae false step that ruins all. Mar- what shall I do for you, the one jorie Annan, my bairn?" She stood hazard, and a league franchise at last has a fixed and permanent value. Never has the game been more sure of absolutely honest exposition, and never before have financial investments been so secure as in tho era of the J2- cl'ub league, if at the end of the 10- year compact, the same is not renewed for another equally long term, tho league magnates will prove themselves to be anything but the conser- and fur seeing busi- havc hitherto proven be.—Editor Sporting for a time meditating; I heri'sh'o looked at her watch and found it was still early in the day; she summoned her old servant, ordered her car-. rH"c and a quarter of an hour later away toward the town of vative, shrewd ness men they themselves to Life. lahed with the determination shown and the strength ho displayed. "Recalling these exhibitions of vi tality and their accompanying cheer fulness, many believed there might stll bo a chance for him, and BO did no strenuously expostulate with him whei ho decided to make his long wester journey. He reached his destluatlo as ho predicted he would, and lign hearted letters were returned. He ac vised that he had gained in hot strength and flesh, and so, after al his friends were forced to believe the may have been In error. The sad s qucl proves they were not, the on mistake being made by tho deceas, himself, buoyed with the hope as 1 wan that his fight for life might aft all be successful. new departure in their They travel mostly in drivin Dumfries. moment Marjorie , e(1 to wan\ him, ruined it toward recognized her tu- |. .. „ then pat ted it as if he had be.m recognized tor. "Monsieur Caus- sidiere!" she cried. "Yes," returned the French in a n "it is I!" „„ took her mm! in his, 'Uid found it cold and trembling. "I have frightened you," '"> bis UPS, then patted Hardly had she left when the Frenchman came to the castle, and, by dint of bribing the old serving man. Sandy Sloan with a golden sovereign, waa permitted to view the different rooms. (TO 111! CONTINUE!!.) RARE WORKSOF ART. Clover IHarksoit. "Tho shrewdest man to handle, umpires I ever saw was John Clarksou, and by throwing his foxy little jolly h-J gained many a strike that would have been a ball but for Johnnie's craft," observed Tom Brown tho other day. "It, was when the umpire took up his position behind the. pitcher that Johnnie started to get in his shrewd work. When he was about to plti-h Ouly I'Yom Syracuse a Itluir.' Herald: It seems a ball over plate he , Sotting the lingers of a child; it was «- ir o£ fatherly friendliness which he said. "Yes, U *•*• Ife" 1 -^** v • .ill monsieur; I was startled be- m-uk- a hei°trust him, and which won for him all the sympathy of her affeetiou- •ite heart. , . When Caussidiere imprinted a KISH i her hand she neither blushed nor t it away, but she said softly: and I cause I did not hear you coming, i seemed to be far away." She seemed strangely sad and pi^occupied tonight. After the 1- ranchman had joined her she relapsed into her former dream; she folded her armo upon the bridge again, and fixed her "Good night, monsieur, God bless '." at which the Frenchman kissed her'hand again, then, turning quickly, entered the inn. Marjorie turned, too, fueling her kind heart overflowing, and walked little ,-a.y down the moonlit road. She had many steps when she was sad eyes upon tho no.wins river. Cans^Vartaklns'oi: the" mood, looked downward, too. "You love tho water, Marjorle.' "Yes; it is my kith and kin." "You have been here for hours, have you not? I sought you at the maiwc in vain." "I was not here, monsieur. the kirkyard among the graves;. "Among the graves?" returned he Frenchman, looking anxioualy atJici. start nor seem She did not surprised; indeed, while -lie was parting with tho Fronch- , bad seen John Sutherland ho, from the opposite Hide of Circmt Tricon. All the great pictures in the Goncourt collection have now been sold at the Hotel Drouot and have realized C9I5 000 francs, or £27,840, says a Paris letter It is to be noted that the brothers Gonconrt, as related in the famous diary often pinched themselves in order to purchase pictures and art objects for their collection. They would undoubtedly be surprised if they were alive to read the prices obtained at the recent sale for old drawings and engravings which they picked up years ago on the Paris quays and elsewhere for a few gold or silver pieces. They were keen dilettanti and knew good works of art when they saw them, but they could hardly have realized that a sketch by th. younger Moreuu tor that there Is some doubt about eastern leuguo base ball In Syracuse next season as the question of Sunday ball U being tested. President Kunt-/.sch says a pennant winning team can not be' carried on in that city without Sunday games are permitted: Said he: "It Is iio sure thing that Syracuse will have base ball next year. 1 will do nothln ahead of another going at a hand-gallop, and they maintain the pace for a day's journey under a weight of 11 to 14 stone. Iceland ponies are steady and fast in harness, though wheels arc a comparatively country. strings, often tied head and tall. Hay, baggage and household goods aro thus transported, and building material also You meet a "timbnr-lestur," or timber team, of from eight to ten ponies, one carrying plunks trailing on each side, another strips of iron, another bundles of tools; a certain number of spare animals running loose,. and not Infrequently a foal or two. Tt Is ua rare to see a dead Iceland pony as n dead donkey, though tbalr skulls aro often visible, half trodden into the miry ways surrounding tho farms Tho pony begins work at « or 1 rears—hard work, that is to say. He Is early apprenticed to his trade by following his mother at her avocations and when ho is footsore, strapped upon her back. He is works U m; VYHO **•»«••— ~— *•- - - utiiSu is**** ••*'«** >r :, the inside corner of tho further in connection with base hall turned to the umpire and unt n the matter now before the grand jury is settled. Base ball in Syracuse without Sunday ball is not a paying venture, at least was not last season, [ have not signed Buckenberger yet. aad will not do so until the other matter Is settled. In fact. I have told him not to wait for me if ho got an offer from anywhere else, as since Syracuse won't support a pennant winning team it's entirely out of the question to pay the salary of a pennant winning manager." There is one thing quite apparent—if Rochester authorities could prevent Sunday ball in Monroe county, it would seem that Sunday ball could be prevented in Startown. Kuutzsch may be favored with public sentiment upholding Sunday ball in conjunction with those in authority who refuse to molest him. The awaited with interest. issue will b« .JOHN CLARKBON'. in > Johnnie," said Mar• HP ciuietly. "Why did you not come Cwa?d to speak to Monsieur Causal- diere?" The young al ".Sniiie, what 1. wrong?" she a*ed. He paused, and looked at her. Sijorle,". he said, "te line what dred.8 ol dollars. There is now every "-' ,1 give It to me if 1 got the bull prospect that the Ooncourt academy >o will t NO ^ ^^ ^ ^ nay become an accomplished fact, and that the literary legatees, as well as the noor relations, may receive something j man started, but made no V» mi o£ thc estate . wheu over. but for you young and anouiu .ferent. You are so be so happy." "Ah, yes!" sighed Ma,r jorie. -«- * "I am were was no , doing wltMhat man ?' time for his reproaches; i ir \» MD *•*- ' ,.Her whole soul rose in revolt. 1161 .?-.", ^.~L mn ,,'"' she reoi •With that man she repeated, an- Of course umpire would be focused on tho cor- that Johnnie named, and oven it ball was slightly off tho indicator would ofj,en give tho foxy grily Do you mean with Monsieur Caussidiere?" man, grave? I thought >*!•**« •••T T"~I -;- -- W ,O" aia uot tenow your »«&»"They eay she was my re- nan „„- that 'villainous French- bo returned, driven recklessly by his auger. "Why are you in his company, Marjprle An- te drew herself proudly up. Frenchman seen her then, he little doubt as to the stock Bdmoud de Gouncourt died it was con- , ho beneflt i 0 , the doubt. When ttdently asserted by many that » is j ohll , was ; about,to work the outside artistic collections would not realize , cm . ner he wouk i call.the attention of £8000,-whereas his pictures and en ' i tho umpire to the .far corner of the Er avingB alone have already brought in | bome ^tev ana-then he would say: more than treble that amount. ''Now, «ld-'man, I'll make it easy for •you- I'm going to shove it plump over „,.„„.. -the'heart of the plate.' The umpire, »T can't hear a suit that Isn't pencU oveu jf j ie knew be was being worked, ma" said a judge to a young lawyer couldn't help admiring Johnnie's foxy So was seeking advice. I .^niand Clarkson had a stylo of deliv- ClmnC'ox <>' Some questions asked by u base ball enthusiast lead to the following historical facts: Captain Wilbert Robinson is the oldest man in point of service on the Baltimore team. Robinson and McMahon, tho famous "dumpling" battery, were secured by Manager Barnio in J890 well up to 20 years and over and.often remains fairly sound to a ripe old age. He feeds on the fat of the laud In •mmmer and in winter, if his owner la poor, must live on his wits and His Btored condition. Fanners who are fairly well off keep their animals In during tho winter and feed them on hay, but notwithstanding many of the ponies have u iinrd lime of it. The Icelanders, bow- ever, keep their steeds as well as their 'IB allow, and treat them altogether . brotherly fashion, and the S, P. C. A. would seldom find scope for Its activity except, possibly, in tho improvement of bitting and gearing. Taking it all around, tho Iceland pony Is certainly not less happy—very often far happier—than his bigger brothers in the south, and his endurance, playid- ity and docility make him a favorite in other lands besides his own, while fitting him for his home duties in a manner which could not be surpassed and must bo tested to bo fully understood. means in a only » tittle J»r»inatur<!. plan.and "I know it isn't pending," replied the ,ery that was often hard to render Know »v *;>• » » ..?._._ «,,.,,. it . . ' „. TJ« v,n<l <i olmv tin 11 :il vr nne man, in some confusion, "but it .cialons on. "- en Ba ame lie had a alow ball.ubout abou Is about The Green Bag, the same style ball an,d he as the Mercer slow speed with it. Jphri- _-_— , Th« Indian population of the Domin- ule never failed to post a new umpire from the Philadelphia Athletics. Baltimore was then in tho old American association. Robinson is the only one of the old Association team left, and of the Baltimore team of 1890 only three besides Robby are now playing major league ball—namely, Clarence Childs, Perry Werden and George Van Haltren. Tho only other member of the Baltimore team who was on the team when Manager Hanlou took charge of it in 1892 and began the work of making U the greatest teaw in base ball history is McQraw, whom Manager Barute secured in 1891 from the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) club. AU the other members of the tean» were selections gf Manager HanlQtt'8, „ wad Shooting. A miniature photographic camera attached to the barrel of a gun is the in. vcntion of Mr. l^rchnor of Vienna. By an automatic shutter, working in uni- <-oii with tha trigger o( the gun, the Sportsman is able to obtain a perfect, vhotograph of the bird or animal Immediately 'before the shot .#r bullet has reached it. ft l» From tho Philadelphia Press: Seuu- tor Tillmun's cousin has secured a divorce from his wife on the ground that she assaulted him with '4 pitchfork. pitchforks seem to be a favorite weapon with the Tlllniun family. The largest tree iH Indiana— a poplar -was cut down near Madison the other day. U measured eight feet a Se stump, ana was cut tfttQ tour logs,

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