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O i} Bit LEON TI:NSO" { CIIAPTER I. '"CunnelF' "I:[ere, ma'n raft' Everybody called Colo::ei Dater, Cun- reel. tie hnd fied the pr,munciatlou him- ~elf, and wby should he m)t be an accept- 4e~ authority as to his ,,,vn title? As h~ .~tood pompously in Jrmt of a fireplace in the parlor of Sen:~,, r Fallerton, iu the Hotel Capitole, 3Van:lit.glen, lle hioked ~like a man of consc!.us wisdom on that ~mbjeet and most others. Therefore the wife of Senator Fallerton, ulthough a lady possessed of the tamest nicety of ,speech and deportment, beside an impres- :live dignity quite equal to his, uttered the "~ord in accordance with the common "Cunnel," she repeated. "(lid you see the rmorlfing paper? And did you read an item which said that Randolph Grayne had . cx)ate to VVashingtou to be the correspond- .eat of the New Orleans News?" "I didn't crone across it, tn~l'amt" WaS "She is a lady who has a pension claim of aurae sort, I believe." The Cunnel overdid his mimicry of a man trying to do more than vaguely recall a mo~t ~.asaal acquaintance, ltis shrewd daug'hter knew at once that he was try- ing to eoncral his full ktmwle, lge of the dashing stranger. A minute later and RandolI)h Grayne was surprised to see the countenance of the good-looking lady framed in the aper- ture over the desk behind which he stood. She, too, experienced some slight emotion at finding a young and handsome man im- mured within this iron cage. For months the protection of her interests had obliged her to investigate many enclomlres of this kind, but she was not accustomed to find such birds therein. The estate of the Widow Season, better known in earlier days under another name to that lint- lion of the theatrical world comprised in the audiences of variety ~hows, consisted of a hundred thousanH dollars, that had modest and truHlful. .By seven o'clock the adviser of the widow had given very little advice, althoug'h he knew to a dollar the amount and nature of her fortune, al- ways excepting various articles bestowed upon her by divers admirers of the dra- matic art. Her guest listened politely to the narra- tive, but with feelings other than those of pleasure. He had supposed bhnself to be eating the dinner of sonie rich woman of society, not in her first youth, indeed, but st~]l good-looking, passably amusing, an(l full of hospitality. Instead, he found a sea-and-rate comic actress, retired from business. CHAPTER II. This narratixe has run away I,ust the dutiful visit which Randol3h Gravne paid to his aunt, in prompt resl~onse to her sulntnons. It VlnS an occasion Of patroniziug condescension on the part of the Senator's wife and of ~urteous re- ceptivity on the part of the voaug ruan. Once again he called on her, and he at- tended a reception subsequently, but the intercourse had not, at the end of three months, become familiar or frequent. One day he got a note from her almost peremptorily commanding Lira to come to her. tte found her in a pose and expres- sion which displayed mere majesty than benevolence The ancient Romans await- :the rep~y, lately been willed to her, and a pension ing their Gallic invaders at the vestibules "'flenrietta. will you read it to your claim, which bad given her a great deal of tlloir houses must have shown about father?" of trouble. She had been obliged to prove as much inclination for mirth as M~s. A deliciously pretty girl, too modest of that her husband really was her husband. Fallerton while awaiting her nephew, and .,~e~teanor to seem like a possible daughter From the contest she gained a distrust tie was about as ignorant as the Gauls as to the Cunnel, sat close by Mrs. Fallertoa. of the legal profession and an acquaint- to the object of his visit. I',~t these three persons be hriefiy made ante with bureaumatic impollteuess. "Good afternoon, aunt," he began, 3known to the reader. The matron was the Henceforth she meant in person to watch cheerfully. "Delighted to see yon." ...... over her own interests On this particular She dill not accept the ,)if'oral hand; .....,. ~ day she wished to got some information, but pothead, with the gesture often re- | ' ~ ~ and it was not her intention by any flaw produced tu the portraits of the Pharaohs ~!~l ~_ ~ in the proceedlngs to place her rights at upon Egyptian monuments to :~n adjacent :l~--~t~~l I the tnercy of a gra,ptr~g government,chair. Then with a still Pharaonte wave ~'~F~I I If the appearance of the yonng man of the hand, she dismissed the maid. ~.."k~. [~r'~ _ impressed her favorably, she was abso- Randolph wa~ abashed into silence. His "f-t ~ ~ lately amazed at his air of distinction and majestic relative surveyed him for a me- ' ~,~ ~ ~ his courtesy. Far be it from this narrator ,,meat, longer, and.. then, remarked:, ~L.J~ ~:~ ~ ~J~'. to say that the widow Rose was unused Nephew, you 10ok hke a G.r-~yne to the z-,~(,a~,~~ to people of this kind; but the fact re- very finger tips, which is no menu compli- " : z ' ~ ' " " "'/'hey wonM have (~ed of hunger "ust The Cunnel was only tolerated condo- black laces of her haiGmourlfing toilet - - " ' ' ~cendin*'l " I v "~" ~en ~tor' "ife ~ 1"o ~ as I -- - ". the same, rather tha~ marry an actress 5 . ~,e ,, l s ~ ., v, .v ~ ':~evertheless, Randolph couht not resmt However I s~""^se -ou will .'o on the. a stickler in social matters, and his means I a vague'suspicion that his faix unknown st~"e ~'~ vv,, , ~ of access to her pr,smwe was Henrietta [ did not below- to the f'-re'r"nt -f s-clot- ~ " .... r " -* , ~, ' , .. ~ u u u o y,, L~ekiiy ~t t~'~ poiut the door ~pened ,~vho w'ts the phi lady s prot%e and fro- although he was far from having any ........ " . -- ,. 7 r- ' a.ne~ ln_en,Fletra Jester-eBiero(1. 2k DJaeK~ ,qc~ent companmu. Ihe girlfound the t other o,~lnion 'x~, ~.1~,,,,,i .... d~,- ~,~ *'~v ......... - . ..... i v ........... ,,~ ", "~ "'- " laee, aeart, lignrI~ thrown over tier goluen, : ~tem. anlx reatt it. I ersed Pennsylvania avenue boping fog & h.;.. f,',m~l P,~,~ hrit-ht nioqnnt Cg,,~ That Randolph Grayne is my nephew glimpa~ of the stranger ...... --. , -n .. . : . " ,,.- . ~ - . " " walel~ wor~ ~ elpffegt~lon singularly serla. a~rs. t, attertou sa,o. .~o'~, ~t. ne nas l The widow Rose Benson ala~ thought ,~-. f~ h,~,- .,~,,.:~,-~.* v~-r- .qho h,,! , ~e to l~ lshmgtouto earna i~vlng i I of him upon her return home ~he fully " " " . ' , ( ' neve~ met l~n~lolp~,, and she gave him a. ~ look after hmlslthou h I haven t intended to )rosecute the ac tt~mtance "' ~ ' g '/ I "q ' , leisurely unemb.~rr~ssed glance. , ~een,. l'5.m, since lie, was five years, old.',, . farther. On the next., motoring her maid -M~%-- ' ~.~"~-"^'"-~,wt~,a~'" ~,a~-"^ ,a,,,,--" ''^-"-"-~-,,,~... " "It ~s very kind. of y3~, .ms a,~, aaltl found upon the floor s, paper which ha& yo~ don't ('are to h~mr me read to-dav;~" :~he, Cmmel, .... 'to tlnm~ or ne~ping. . nim..' ~ fallen there, apparently from the moon. "~e~tm~fly,' my' (~r~ar "Henrietta" " was." " Oh :t m my mtent~,m to hinder hm~--- She most nronerlv nicked it un tmfolded ...... " - ' " . . . ~ . ,- v , ,- ~-, tile reply; " I arax Oll*~y sayiug "OOta-oy tO :that is, to keep hnn from dmug anything ] it, began, as a matter of duty, t~ read it;. my nephew, Mr: C.r~yne, whom I shouldl -t:~aid~gmhed My n(phew must be cir >~ , . : ~ ' - " " " ] and on perceiving that it was or~,y an ad- like- te present to, you. He wdl be glad: "" ;' ' ~s " :' " ' ~ ~'' " ' "" ~ ~ - g , ' charms for ]firm" thin e e tban clreuulsp( g .a , , a ~:*. thoaght. Good or bad as the reasons The two voAra.g l~allle made each ethan" :I mus, b~m hnn h~r~ at once anl , . ." g ~ ~ ,. " I were, the address remained in its place a eonvention~} bow: she loftily (hsr(garded tl,e eompt aleut tn t]l hat v am ~he it ' ' " ' - " :, , ~." [ x' t e e ' g, " .n" was discovered ~fy de~r, sM~ .he ohl lady to the. Fifteen} minutes later t,nnnei ,l~arer ! by a friead who was in the habit of in- girl "if y(m w~ill' g~ and get the paper~. I~ ~as off n quest o th( neph(~, (n|rgeo ' " " . ~ ~ " .~ " ' ." i vestigatlng all mysterious doemnents that shaB be at Ieisume in five minutes." ~Hh a (ore handing suit of mvitaUon to "* " ' : . " , " ] came in his way. 5this gm~tleman was. Itenrtetta madea courtesy to Randotpll~. pay h~s respe(ts to h~s nmt ']:he errand 7 . " r ' " " " " / nobody else than Cunnel Dater. He toss. and left him alone with his austere aunt. was not quick nor easy, for Raa.dolph I ed the address to Rose. "What do you. "Then," res~ed that lady, "we. m~a~ ~ad evnh ~tl~ d( temnmed Upou asmdmtv ~, C : ' u d ~ ' " l kuow almut this young mar ' he asked part, May ~e3 and the spirit of onr. a.n~ ;n hm ~Vash:nglo ~ eml)lo~mlnt and had " n : " " " : : ." ' , I "How do you know it is ayoung mattLt' easters e lighten you. I have done nv ~ne av~ a3 from his office for a round of ~-s"^-d-'l -heprone "' "- " " ......... " " " " "~ -~n* t'~ , c t seq~x bea~" uu~ you are free I~ seems, to urag e de mrtments in search of news tie ' * ' "'" " , ' ,' ~A~ I, .. .. " .. t 'Of course he s a hundred years old ~ the dear old ham, through the mud. Was not fonnd until IOOU [ tile find [uen . . . ---' ~- ' . . . . '..' . I more; nnt now ao you happen to know w~th hts eyes fixed upon a ..~ertmlmd~or, ~A~e "~vas u]sco~, erefl In one tit tae apart " ' "1 him?' her nephew seemed to be lost in~ ven~,c.. ~ments of the P~usmn thren~ hehmd a , ~ ,, t oa and she thought, perhaps ~t, ougly, : ~ "" ~ ' " ' You needn t worry, " said Rose, he[ , < ' ~i~fronted c~mntcr, where a clerk hadhasn't any money. I tame across him that his mind was on his the:~t'ri~l -Liven him the opportunity to make memo- r~nda from some records. The Cunnol de- livered his message impressively, and de- ~a~tx~d. IIenrletta had met him a few :minutes previously in the street, and she : ~ejoin~ him iu the corridor. At that moment a good-looking lady of .~t~irt.v, somewhat overdressed for noonday, ~ighted f~)m a carriage and entered the "lg~.~I,"OLP[t GI~A YNR WAS SUHPRIBJgD. ~iffdi~g. A~ the Cnnnel saw her, he gave ,~ ~iek glance of half-apology to his ,~htex beh)re lifting his hat in a bow ~ ~ other. ~ i~ Slat. papa ?" Heuriotta asked, '~tt t~mar pa~ed on. "~hei~--let me think," he mused. "Oh ~-ehe is a Mrs. Bensoa." "~i~ what is she, papa?" when I was looking for advice at tht~ Pen- sion Bureau. tie said he wasn't a clerk, but I suppose he is somebody on nothing a year." 'I'Ve Cunnel's uneasiness diminished. "~'Yell," said lie, 'Tll tell you who he is. Senator Fallerton is his uncle, and he belongs to a fine Southern family be~ sides." A quick glance shot through Rose's eyes, and forthwith she became very absent- minded. Long after her visitor had gone she sat buried in thought. Finally she wrote the following note: "Mrs. Benson would be deep157 indebted to Mr. Grayne if he would have the goodness to call upon her to-morrow at six, to give her some additional information." The next morn- lng, when the happy mortal thus distin. guished by fortune arrived at his oflice lie found the air redolent of a familiar per- fume. IIe was apt late ia keeping the appointment. He ~careely recognized his fair unknown in the serious person, swath- ed in the deepest mourning, who sat knit- ting heavy stockings, evidently for char- itable purposes. At least, she i~eld a half- knit stocking on her lap, with long needles standing out from it, like bayonets. :But, probably owing to the fascination of her visitor's conversation, no one ever saw that knitting advance another stitch. "Be seated, sir," said the lady, with- out offering her hand, "and pardoa me for having sent for you. But you were so kind, and so well informed. And then everyone seems so ready to get rbe better of a woman like myself, quite alone in the world and suddenly grown rich. Will you not continue your suggestions to me?" Randolph responded that bis adviee was not worth much, which was at once both friend. At all events he ~oon resp~a~I'~: "Seriously, aunt, we have not toueh~ upon the important point at issue. 1 have been thinking, I admit, of ,narryi~ an ]l F~N R| ETT,A. DATER,, actress. It is a little unconventional, of course; but do you know the lady? Can yon say truly that abe would not be the wife for an honorabl~ man? Just now you are not at liberty, but allow me to call row at this same hour. For to-day, good- by." Henrietta now took his place to per- form her daily task. When the reading was finished Mrs. Fallerton administered to her a chaste salute upon the forehead, and said, "My dear, ask your fat:her to come up to see me to-morrow at thin tiln e, ' ~ "And the reading?" "We shall do without that, my amid.' The next day Randolph arrived early at his aunt's room. Sh0 received ldm more ~,ordially. "I couldn't help seeing," she said, "what passed througb your mind yesterday. You thought that in certain eases old heads are not the wisesL Perhaps you ereu thought your old aunt a little Imperious." He began to disclaim any such impression, hut iris aunt ~topped him by a gesture and continued: "I have sent to-day for a man who can enlighten you. He knows the world thoroughly, and if we submit your ease to him he will be quite sineers, for he knows nothing of the matter. You may find him a little severe in his manner, but I feel obliged to exclude dissolute people from my list of aequaiutauees -- present company, of course, being excepted." Randolph bowed good-hnmoredly. Hs began to feel an odd sympathy with his relative, who had gleams of so much good sense and wlt. "My good aunt," he re- totted, "let me assure you that I am not dissolute, and if you know no ,me else-----" Mrs. Fallerton raised a pair of doubt- ing eyes to heaven, and plunged her nose into a handkerchief saturated with co- logne. "At any rate," she replied, "this is n- portunlty. One m.~-nlng, q~lt~ early, certain vl~ttor f~und him~lf first on the ice, with the exeeptlon ~fan el4evly ma~ busily engaged in a'w~plng the suri~-e. So wel~! did he ,perform Ms work that the s~ter, in gratitude for the clean spin ~n front ~,f him, threw htm a shilling and a "Th ,a~ak you." Tl~ shilling was gleefully pocke, ted and the sweeper we~ on wtt~ his sweeping; but you may Imag'tne the diseomflture of tim vlsttorwhen he a2terwards found that it was on the Duke himself he had beetowed the coin, thl~ being one of the forms of ~exereise whlc.h the Duke occa- sionally delights In.---lVoman at Home. The Oldest Langua,~e in Existence,. Hebrew is generally considered to be the oldest living language, but mod- ern Hebrew is very different fr~m the Hebrew of the Bible, and even that is not now believed to be so very ancient. Modern Arable is much nearer to an- cient Arabic than modern Hebrew to ancient Hebrew, and so Is mod~n Greek to ancient Greek. Which is the olde~t of these thre~ we cannot say; l>erhap~, speaking generally, it may be pale lo say that Hebrew is, Chewtng tobacco is not the Worst of it; ~pttting la ~he w0r~t ot it, A l::ve fi0m I: UCtrom the Red lVlnq, 311,hi "I am now 24 year,~ el Swan ~on, of ~Vhite Rock, Minn., to a Repuhlican "and as yOU can see I all of stature. When I was became afflicted with a baffled the skill and physicinn. I was not but on the contrary I the exact time when it symptoms were pains in restless nights. The di:a,s ble me much at first, bu have settled in my belly bitter experience ,luring t: years i)rovcd that to be th of coarse0 a child and no' ~l~e suffering in store fo lflained to my parents and that in time I would outg~ but when they heard me l] my Bleep they became th~ ed. Medical advice was I no avail I grew rapidly i soon unable to move about co'me confined continually best doctors that could suited, but did nothing for rious'kinds of extenmvely wl n~sr rye per ache, flfKv~two bushels 0~' reinsure to bc hapPY" t see~, Now, yore SO,X~" now Of (~'.~mlogue and, ~z ,-~te to the L~ Crosse, WI~-, ~|ong. King Osca~ is European ideal kingly' dtg~ll nnd handsome easy carriage, a manner slve appearance Imp ~Ianift~ts itself ia and ather face ~n,[ caUSe purifying the Hood's Hood's