Fort Worth Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 234, Ed. 1, Sunday, July 15, 1894 Page: 10 of 16

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The Author of Ben Hur Is
Fond of Hotel Corridors
His Opinion of Dickens Misquoted by
an Interviewer
Oiljln or the Story That It Wanked io
KtUblUh m Hody of Ameri-
can Immortal
id auinor ai
Ben Hurand
India Ii dem
craUo la hit
ways and doe
not try to ur
rwmd his per-
sonality with a
hajo ot mystery
S o m
ert who visit Gotham and ion who reside
hark cultivate the esoteric method of the
Mabatmas tboia great Buddhistic oracles
who are always talked about but never
mo- Mark Twain la democradtic enough
In his humor but ha keepa himself away
from the lotarvlowor aa he would the
pUffua He baa hold book on subscription
i long that naturally be thinks the Inter
viewer should subscribe o much for tn
or fifteen minutca William Dean Howell
I easily approached but the syndicate
have Interviewer at hi elbows so all ha
has to do is to raise his Anger aod talk
a column for o much per column
V hen Otneral Wallace stop at a hotel he
enjoys the corridors and the people U Is
not sfrtld of the hoi pollol Ills hair
1 Iron grey and so are his heavy mustache
nd small chin whisker Ills complexion
1 ruddy with health and hi heavy eye-
brows and fnely beaked none give hi face
a strong cast Personally bo la coinradtclty
In tbe superlative degree and the gr tnest
reporter aoon feel perfectly at home lu bis
company an 1 nondars vby the novelist ha
not gone Into politics Instead of fiction
The General a pulling a fragrant Ligar
and was seated conjplactiuly ou a settee
lu tbe corridor ot tbe hotel tbe other day
when X met him
I ace the papers are pounding you about
your crltlcUni of Chrles Dickens novels
t said not knowing how he fU on tb sub-
He smiled yood naluredty aod remarked
that be had not been correctly reported by
the lutorYiorI do not think the ropurter
lutended to misquote at all he said He
only published part of nbat I and ever
since then 1 have been aesalled by keen aiid
urMuo rnuciHcn in in press as a rule
I never try to correct Interviews What I
really did say was that some of Dickens
novel notably the Tale bt Two Cities
would bo read aa long aa the English
tongue was spoken and soma would not
outlive a ceptury such as Martin Chuuie
wit American Note etc 1 a quoted
In effect aa saying that hi novel would
not live long The way I have been criti
ttlteoMus amused roe intensely and I must
confeaa that some of the paragraphers are
exceedingly humorous and wttty If I bad
made such sweeping condemnation of
Dickeus novels 1 would deserve criticism
Tbe ex Vlnltter to Turkey and successful
author puffed hi Havana with raal delight
and amillng remarked Uut that la not
all the pounding I have receded lately
Do you refer to your alleged attempt
9 form a body ot Immortals In this coun-
try similar to tb French Academy In
Parts I asked
Yea but ot course t had no Idet what
ever ot forming a body ot Immortals here
It I tud thought of It my second sober
Judgment would have pointed out the
impracticability of such a thing in the
United States In France the French
Academy wa first Instituted by nichelleu
uadV the reign ot Louis XIV to encourage
uun ot letters foster a literary spirit and
to perfect the French language particularly
by inesna ot tbe dictionary etcetera An
Hcotieot history at tbe origin ot the
French Academy apd a fair critique upon
It la to be found in Uultota History of
Irauc The member of tbe Academy are
pensioned and the officer salaried No
lurb thing could be dono here It would
be rldlculou to think ot emulating
Hon- fiS tho Idea get out that ynu were
trying to form a body of Immortal r
Tbe General leaned back and In his
Clear deliberate way laid it all grew
out of my giving Congressman UUcfc ot
Illinois a friend t mine a bill to permit
fifteen mea ot letters f tbe United States
to have tbe pmllrRt of visiting the
freiaioual library at Washington and tk
og whatever boova they dtalrcd to their
rooms to atudy or collect data from I do
wnys passing by going In going out and
no cun bat tbe right to oct upy m table ail
a himself And about 6 oclock In th
afternoon when I was Just In lbs mood to
work three or four hour the cry would
bo Tire oclock tbe library will be
cloiell I had to bundle ray work together
anJ not aland on lb ordr ol coins tut
limply go at oul
It naturally cauted me to think of the
Inconvenient It wat to ft litterateur
wlibed Uj gather data from the library
Suppose som man only had a few dare
to aper J at the Capital be would natural y
desire to work In tbe evening In order to
aava lime and expenae Cut the ruiee
o fbs library would only permit him to
work unftl 6 Wlock In the afternoon Now
f he could take tbe voluoea to bli hotel
room and uee them day and night matter
would bo expedited Or If be had a table
In a prlTite chamber In tbe library It would
be better 1 know It la aid the library
belongi to the public but that not
true The library Ii a Congrenlonal library
and t for the special use cf Congressmen
Mr plan wat to hare Congress paia a law
authorising the appointment or We mem-
ber to be selected from the Senate and
Ilouu and for thea member to elect five
men of letter or writer In tbe United
States wboie duty It would bo to elect ten
other forming a body of fifteen mea who
could hare tb privilege of acceia to tbe
library at all time and take book tbeie
from to tfaflr room These fifteen men
would enjoy the privilege for life and as it
would be conferred by the Oovermnent tbe
honor would be one which tholr descend-
ant could well be proud of There would
be no salary attached sod It would be a
poiltlon of honor That In brief Is all
there la to It Librarian Spoffprd not only
agreed with me but 1 believe be had a bill
Introduced calling for twenty Are mem
Do yon expect to have the Mil pushed
Oh no i tbe pre bin declared against It
and I tibmlt The pre represent the
poople and from the sarcsstlo fllnge I have
read I hardly think the hill wUt ever be-
come a law In my time Tb men fact that
I bad the bill introduced would debar me
from becoming a member I have read
nnt ueny arsiung uta a oui ana lb ra
on why I came to do so wa a f Gilo si
When wat writing The Frlnc of India
I wished to itudysitrolflgy and tor that
purpose 1 vliltodtne Congressional library
at Washington Mr Spotford the Jlbr
ylan ruCIved me kindly aod tut m to one
aldewhere I could alt at n taU and htve
JflJM 4 doslrej bfortf toe He gathered
fid CUy ioioti sad placed then on the
UWe gud the fr euch Ruoor laoklnjj
Toluuies they mad a me tmvl like totoo a
1rlo At jratk 1 took cti copouty
hut i hAd n prvafyf Criwd wire ol
some hlybly amusing rommenU Aeured
with high spiced sarcasm 0i4Ufcllow In
particular wro a iiaragraph that was so
kn and pappery so full of satirical gall
that 1 read It to my wife and laughed
Tho convtmtfon then turned on books
and his work The General said ha was so
used or plagiarism was loudly Sonn
mJn wrote o ihe papers that hi novl
The Fair Ood was literally taken crr
tor ay rudmer rroni a nooK callRd Ttr
Knight of 8t Jnmes Th leneral siaftf
that be would like to see thi hook ftferrffl
to a he had never heard of It before
a sorap bonk wherein theae new
paper llpptngs are carefully pasted and 1
making a collection of the books from which
ho I said to have plagarlzed
Ilouen Four
An t ip rt FxpreMe the Heller Tlmt Mt n
AVIih HfMriN Aritthit of It Kim
Has H struck you liiely that ha mn
who wear beards are not in It In jwlirw
these days rnd that the men who wear
mustaulie are
The men with boards are hoodooed
continued the evpert W if pritty scar
time for up to HewUnda elecilon a man
who were a rouitschecouldot t get any
thin knrlh hnvln Ih iiii nt n
pubtl an set tho faehlon of nomfnathig men
v - ri man ine e
publicans ncrolrted had a beard Oram
m uatiiiuui n oi mem wore
whiskers aud they got elected Tbe Dem-
ocrats put up McClelland and Hancock
biiu ofuia musiacnes auu tuey were beat-
k w plrMK lu W9
when he wa elected Then along comes
wuwur j car aner uun his beard
and out goes Cleveland and his muttache
Four ears again and la come Cleveland
im ui juuicu anu wnsta more in
comes Stevenson with another mustache
and that settled it Dave Hill wears a
mUBIlrhft Xtnrnhv ll r -
Buw nuinr iu lue
Senate wears fc luustaclie
Tnwn you take the meu who run tbe
Democracy In this ftate and th Antl
Puappers William Thomss HIH William
0 Whitney Dan Lamout and William H
urace all f ibem with mustaches I
might keep this thing up all night young
II IrlUclaeil th7ular
Tbe recent putilihinent ot a Rerrasn baron
for criticism ot Chsncsllor von CaprM anra
to recall the io at a aueoeitful Utrrata He
brew now a mHoW or Dunalo He had re
cently finished hi unlrerstry court la lierlln
and he was rash enough to irftk bis mind
freely to hi mates touching the royuj uw
peror fielog at tbe theater shortly after he
was hurriedly approached by friends wha
leld II ia that the Mice were waiting in the
UOby to take him m he cauu vut M bold him
ni5 fr ha rlUlsm of HI MsJm r
The ofrender and hU iriends goi uwihie in
tho mooer thev
could furiu
mong them
mItm and
he was haaiened i r v rrom th
oul1 luv writrt ponii1 f
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A Story of Old Virginia
She alio attended to tbe mathematics It
was cot an unpleasant Jay taken by Itself
and I bad my wondrous memories of yes-
terday to fall back upon
The reservation was very quiet at this
time The Indians were In aa amiable
mood and the days were untroubled by
anxieties as to their conduct toward us
Captain Atheron came as frequently aa
possible and one day made m an offer ot
bis hand and heart
I did not accept him until X had told htm
tbe whole history of my life with a correct
list of mr ancestors names and an ac-
count ot their social position and that my
real name was Anna Sherwood Cnerllegb
I am a Southerner you see I said
My uncle fought against not you for you
were not old enough to fight at that date
but perhaps your father
AM that Is over be said We have
hurled lb hatchet X hope for ever As
for tbe story of your life I am gld to
have beard U But It you had been tbe
orphan of tbe poorest wretch alive It could
have made no difference whatever to me
I love you for yourself alone
Then he caught me to him and kissed
me a thousand times Forever and for-
ever be said It Is your soul I love my
Nannie your true sweet soul
He fore be went he spoke to Mrs March
concornlng our betrothal
This little lady ha promised to be my
wife he said Vou can gue that 1
leave her now with more than usual ie
gret Indeed It I almost Impossible for
me to tear myself away
God bless you both ald Mrs March
I guessed It from the first and she kissed
me and shook hands with tbe Captain
That night aa I lay thinking of him one
thing troubled me I bad told him every-
tiling truly but I had kept back one mtt
ten I had not hsd the courage to speak
of the scent with the voudoo woman or
of my possession of the beauty stone
Our beat pupil was Star Flower a little
woman f eventeen wife of an ugly old
Indian named Laiy Leg and alster of
Young Man with a Tongue who wa held
In much esteem by other Indian because
of hi perfect knowledge of English and
bis ability to spesk for tbcm with tbe
whites on any great occasion and to make
bargains with tbe traders In their own
language during the fur sales Star
Flower bad determined to spesk English
slso and when Laxy Legs did not turn
tyrannical and command her to stay at
home phe used to trot up to tho school
with her pspooose bound up la Its mummy
like wrappings on her back and study pa-
tiently She spoke well enough to be un-
derstood and It wa with pride In her eye
that she gave us the news of the Indian
One day eomolhlng cf evident Importance
w on her mind aud Mr March told her
that she might talk for practice before
beginning her lesson In the school reader
The permliilou given Star Flower exhib-
ited her beautiful teeth In a beaming smile
and told us that her brother had revealed
a secret to her that she bad promised
not to tell it In the village but that ahc
would tell us The great chief Scream of
the Kagle wa Just beyond the hllle He
waited there with his oung brave and
pontes To morrow he would appear
Young Man with a Tongue alone knew
what brought htm end ho had told her bis
Ister What did tb great niedlclDe lady
Mr March think that be had come foi T
Mrs Marrh lepildd that she hoped It was
nw to aaj our scalps to his uu djubi rt
markahle eotlctlon
Star Tlower replied very seriously that
at present the chief had fr other Inten-
tion It waa not a warlike but a romantic
expedition on which the great w arrlor
had net forh Then she Ugnn to tell
ua how great a chlct Scream ot the Esgle
Those who have at tbefr command the
postoflloe with it frequent deliveries the
telegraph and even the telephone some
times fancy that thoy mu t go mad as
they wall frr tidings from their dear
ones Let them Imagine tbe feelings ot
one who could not send a letter or a mrs
sage or receive ouo save at Intervals of
A presentiment of evil wa upon me all
day At dusk It deepened After supper
Mrs March placed the screen before her
desk snd retired behind It I retired to my
special desk near a window ot the sitting
room and openng the pages of my diary
began to write As 1 proceeded ray terrors
ra to wntsh Writing hie name so
often seemed to bring my future husband
near me vision seemed granted m
and with tbe eyes ot lb soul I fancied
mat 1 saw bim
He ait belde a table both long and
wiae a pue or document lay before hint
Suddenly be paused He Kit silent and
seemed to ponder on something pleasant
Then he put hi hand Into bis bosom and
draw forth my photograph which be him-
self had taken on hi left vlslL I did not
we this with my eyes It wa I knew only
a waking dream yet it wa deiiclou I let
my lashea fall upon my cheek Tb pic-
ture rrew plainer From a lamp at his
doo h pale golden light seemed to fall
I noted each dear feature the hue of tbe
bronied cheek the glint upon the walng
ivuhj ma iwauuibi eyes nxeq upon my
pictured face Tor a time he gad then
lifted It to his lip and kissed It
At this Instant I became aware of a
strong odor of hair oil of which the Indian
uiaKe great use and which was eo unDleas
ant to me as to be unbearable when a
circle or tlttfe girls gathered about my
kuoe lu school tlmo
My eye flew open my beautiful dream
vanished A faco wa within twenty Inches
cf mine Not that face of which I had
thought but a repulsive countenance with
coppor coWcd skin marked features and
hinging tjpa Outfhte the window etood
an Indian his elbows on the sill He stared
and glared at nie with It teemed to u
the most awful expression that ever rested
on a human countenance
For a moment I had DO doubt that In-
dians were about to attack the school bouso
and massacre Mrs March aud myself and
- itu5 iu my icti i uttered a scream
and cried Save me Arthur Save me
Tbe face at the window vanished AH
was atlent but my terror was imUt t
Mrs Idarch nbo bad alio sprung to her
feet knoiklng uver her screen now came
iuaius wnara me
Child she cried what 1 the mat-
ter I axpialued No doubt we are both
about to be acalied I sobbed Ob Is
tbero nowhere to hide Will it be any
u to run array what shall w do
if It Is as jou suppose we can only
y our prayer saUl Mr March But
I gue that It was only aom Indian whoj
lanciro mat or saw in toe open window
opportunity foe tbtfu They help themselves
whenever a chance offers and all Is fob
that cornea to the red mans set whether
it Is a lead pencil or a piece of chalk a
pocket handkerchief or a womans bonnet
That little Japanese fan that the Colonel
gave you lbs Just within reach The
mighty brave spied that no doubt 1 think
we shall keep our scalps to night my
Hwr the eecured the door and wlo
dowif and for som time we eat listening
for any suspicious sounds At last we ad-
journed to the loft and peeped from the
low narrow windows that pierced It on
all sides but neither east weft north nor
aouthfdld we see anything to Increase my
alarm Mr March was perfectly calm
H would be exictlf he same If thou-
sand Indian lay In ambush behind tb
rocks ready to pounce down upon us
said Mrs Match But really my dear I
think that I am right tbl time and we
will go to bed flow At all events Id a
Hev be murdered there a anywhere else
and the world could get along without me If
my time hai come Theres no one to grieve
much tor me
But Arttur could not live without me
I thought- VIII brave heart would break
If I perished so frightfully
It you havent been scalped yet come
to breakfast Nannie cried Mr March
at my door next morning and I started
from a dream which I tried In vain to re-
member hut which eluded me X know that
Indians wandered through and T fancy
that my dear lost friend Ruth Warrington
my aunt and uncle old Flora and above
all my own true hearted soldier played
their part there ss well
Mrs March alresdy sat at tbe brrak
fast table and we- were enjoying our coffee
toast and eggs wben a shadow fell upon the
floor and looking up we saw Star Flowers
brother YOung Man with a Tongue stand-
ing in the doorway The young Interpreter
was beautifully dressed In buckskin and
had upon his head a cap composed of birds
breasts of all colors with one tall lance
like feather Young Man with a Tongue
wa altogether a very attractive looking ob-
ject ai be stood la our doorway Having
attracted our attention he bestowed upon
each of ua a bow which would not have
disgraced a man of society In a drawing
room and with his hand upon his heart
addressed himself to Mrs March
Madam I come to proclaim the ap-
proach of An more worthy ot your con-
descension than I He lingers without that
I may Inform you of his coming He Is a
mighty chief Other chiefs tremble when
they bear hi nam HI enemle flee be-
fore him his presence honors any wigwam
I need tell you nothing more after t have
explained that It Is of Scream of tb Eagle
that I speak
Mrs Marrh had arisen when Young Man
began to addree her Now she went and
scaled herself In tbe middle of the room
while I took my place behind her
I have beard f tbe chief you name
ahe said But why does he bonor me with
a visit
That he wishes to tell you himself
aald Young Man I shall have the honor
ot Interpreting for bim I have English
He baa none
Oh very well said Mr March tell
bim to come In
Young Man left tbe door and o a mo-
ment more elurnad ushering In a ery
large and very dark Indian wrapped In
Ihe most beautiful blanket I bad ever
seen In all my Wo He was painted hav-
ing a rcss eelored rlrcle on esch cheek
and a blui crescent upon bis forehead
He wore a large golden none ring and a
tall eagle feather ornamented hi besl
band The face repulsive beyond expres-
sion t recognized at a glance It was the
same I bad seen at my window the even-
ing heforo
Oh Mrs March I sm faint with ter-
ror I whispered See how be look at
tat J
Keep quiet stt close to me and do
not sneak a word the lady returned in
the same mice And I drew a little bench
to her side and seated upon it bid my
face on her knew far I dnrpd cot look upon
that horrible face no lortcr
The floor ahook beneath the heavy tread
nt the mighty Scream a he advanced
Then I hear him seat hlmaejf upon the
floor and the tneH ef tobacco smoke fillel
thr rnom
Madam I heard Young Man with a
Tongue remark I who know tbe cue
torn of the white people krnw well that
In tbe company of their ladln tbey do
not tnoke their plpei However tbt
wlahty chief Is not aware of th fact nor
coull I rrake him comprehend It He
imoLe btcauie the affair la Important
I undiratind ald Mrs March
Now there wa a pause and Screa n he
gsn to growl and rumble nd gurgtft wbl
the other kept alienee When be paused
Ytu Man urmke
The mighty chief request me to explain
what ho ha td He I very rich very
powerful ha many men and many ponies
Ho has also many wive all of whrm are
well fed well beltered and always happy
When they are no longer beautiful he I no
cruel to them a most chief are Ho
glvna the poof old things a wigwam and
they dwell therewith their girl children In
great luxury blessing the name ot Scream
of the Eaglet
Quietly divorced with alimony said
Mrs March gravely
The Interpreter looked puxzled but bowed
and proceeded
The latest wife of tbe glorious and won
derful chief Scream of the Eagle ha -been
very lovely but years have faded her
charm therefore he desires a more beau-
tiful wife He has sought In vain for one
to hi taste Hut one day as he aat la con-
verse with the person who speaks to you
that person told hi in that there had come
to dwell In this vltlsge a white girl who was
so beautiful thst when ne first saw her
he thought she had drscended from tbe
skies and cried out In wonder for her
eye were like the stars ber hair like the
golden tassfls of the ripening ccrp her
cheek like the wild rose ber step like that
of the doe when It files her voice tbe song
of the bird tier augu tbe ripple ot tbe
water Scream ct tbe Eagle listened aod
his soul tremble J and be aald to tbla per-
son Lead roe to tbe epot where she dwell
snd he did so Therefore behold him
I see him said Mrs March In an un-
dertone And a pleasant sight he Is the
old rascal Than lifting her olce she
satd I listen young man proceed
bcrettm gurgled and growled again Once
moja tbe Interpreter began bis musical
It 1 tbe daughter of tho medicine lady
that the great chief doslrts to marry he
tld He finds her more beautiful than
she hat been painted He offer thirty ponies
ten blarikets such a that he wears and
mauy skins white a Ivory and much
wampum for ber Ills young men wait
ar by wittt all these thing It It U
highest price the great jchlet er paldfor
wlfo but ho admits that he never even
dreamed of a woman oj beautiful I tbe
medicine lady content1 2s the price ef
fered for her daughter sufnclrntt The
great ehicfUhts the match actUed that
be may take the beautiful white maiden
and ride away with her to hi own dwell
Ing place Ills heart 1 bugrr for her
and he cannot let tb sun go down on hi
Oh what ahall I do I whispered as I
clung to Mrs March Save mel
Oet your bonne AW hf whipmd
W all have our rrlce Tb pone did not
tempt me but ni tbre blanket
How can you Joke1 1 laid
If a hiblt of mlpe tbe wblipered
Young Man with a Tongue I have con-
sulted my dsughter She acknowledges the
majesty and beauty ot that delightful
chief Scream of the Eagle n J PrceW
alt tbe advantages that would accrue from
so distinguished an alliance but drcum
stance over which she has no control com-
pel her to decline the offer She Is bought
alresdy by whit warrior who hs ptia
an immense price for her lit mW
toon to get ber and a I am a very bon
crtble medicine lady I cannot possibly sen
any daughter of mine twice
communicated Is information
The Interpreter
formation to Scream who made a horrible
noise over It and then proceeded to poor
immense volumes of tmoke through Ws
Tho Interpreter after tome hesitation
begged Mrs Mtrch lo make allowance for
his own and to
opinions which werejnot
pardon him for repeating Scream words
The great chief said that all that did not
matter Women were not expected to
have any senso of honor or to keep their
promises and that we had better close the
bargain at once And afd Young Man
dropping Into French again send tb
wblte warrior au dlable
Dont think hed go said Mrs March
JWt very obstinate But there Is another
thing Scream of the Eagle has several
wives already and our Great Father does
nat allow any mother to give her daughter
to a husband who has other wive
To tbe Interpretation of thl speech
Sere mj listened with a grin and seemed
to respond cheerfully
The interpreter shook his head and spread
tb palms of his hands outward as he thus
repeated tho great chief words to Mrs
He says that madome need not trouble
herself about that for be will send two ot
bis young men home to kill all bl other
wives bo that raadamet beautiful daughter
will bo tbe only one by tbe time they ar-
rive at his village He does not mind
doing It at all he begs me to sayj be is
tired ot every one of them
That Is very kind ot Scream of the
Eagle eald Mrs March with an extremely
civil air but we dare not disobey our
Great Father
Young Man paused before he translated
these word into the chiefs native tongue
and I fancied that he trembled but Scream
listened In utter alienee and having heard
the final word arose folded himself In hi
blanket face and all and sulked out of
the bouse
Young Mn with a Tongue lingered to bll
us a formal adieu and to say
The beautiful young lady declines a very
great honor and when Scream of the Eagle
wishes anything he does not care who ob
Imagine my delight when only a few
hour after thl episode and when my
terror had grown greater than I could
bear new wa brought to us that wagons
from the fort were approaching We
could scarcely believe it at first for It wss
not yet tb regular ime of their arrival
but soon we saw them with our own eyes
and best of ell In less than fifteen min-
utes later my soldier rode up to the school
houso door and springing light from tbe
eaddlo caught ma by both hands and
stooped and kissed me I thank Ood jou
aro safe darling be satd I have been
so strangely anxious ahout you Last night
I was actually 111 with terror I thought
ou vera in some great danger Will you
laugh at ma it 1 tell you that I thought I
heard you call me
Laugh I crlad All no Indcol
for last night I thought I saw you which
wa a wilder fancy yet I saw you sitting
at a table bealdo a shaded lamp A pile of
papers som with red seals were at your
Just so I wa sitting dearest be said
AtitJ 1 fancied thit ycu tmU my pic-
ture front jour bosom and kissed it I
Tint very thng I did be satd That
I do every night but last night Just si J
returned my treasure to It biding place
I helped that I beard your voice close
beside me calling Arthur Arthur sat
me Arthur ssve me I started to my
feet and dashed out of my room Wbort 1
she I a iked where I she Did none of
sou hear a woman -reaming for help
Calling my name
No one had lu si n thing but to me ll
was a real voice nnd no other
Aod I actually o Jt J you Arthur I
aald I was friihtened and screamed
for you utterlrg it no very word
vohr my datltv bo cried I knew It
wa not fancy I know you needed me
I wa In no danger said I I nas
atartled br a face looking in at tho win-
dow that was all an Indian face and I
fancied 1 was about to be scalped but ll
provod tv be nothing worse than an ad-
Then we sat down together on the school
house porch and I told him all the story
How STedm of tbe Eaglo had lizard that
I was pretty and had come secretly to look
at me and see If It wa true and of how he
had appeared at tbe school bouse with bfa
interpreter to ask for me and all that
Mrs Marsh had said
It -is like a story out of the Arabian
Nights entertainment I 8ld The
Callpblb Vliler and tbe Fair Lady except
that no Caliph was ever so hideous as Old
Scream Obi never never
1 laughed but Arthur did not He was
very grave and his eyes sparkled like
My darling be aald at last You aro
too beautiful to be left among these
savage men
At these words I could not help laughing
Here it wa agm too beautiful Too
beautiful for cultured society too beau-
tiful to live where eavagea could see me
It la the moat ludicrous thing I ever
heard I cried that Just because I am
wot positively plain I must be driven about
tho world like thi
But Arthur did not mll He took mr
hand In his nd pressed u aod all the
pleasant curves departed from bis face
and straight stern lines replaced them
That was bow my soldier looked upon the
battlefield 1 felt quit ture
After awhIe be lifted hand gently
to hi lips and asked me this strange que
tlon Can ycu use a pistol yea I
filv Mj uncl Uuht m th
taught Cousin Adelaide on tbe same day I
remember but tbe pistol hurt ber band
snd the Dolao stunned her Tor my part I
ftuJrVir f W flnd b
pi ltpf mr own BklA lJ ouRht
to bo able am ready to defend herself la
nUemJUU DN9U 1
Your uncle was a man of aense said
I will ahe you to Malcolm Rpt and make
the acquaintance of that uncle ct your
Ive no d mbt w will be excellent friends
Oh 1 should Ilk that I said uncle
is my own blood relation my mothers
brother and I think he would have loved
me but for my aunt
4rthuMdUU ar D heIp l0TlD TOur
I vf u a veryugly child I caldj ugly
In the proper sense and ugly as some
people uio the word meaning bad-tempered
and resentful And yet my heart
was to h
love A
pin res n
I eeldot
I have ai
duty and
ugag for tendernea for
r knew what real hap-
at voU
e t
to then ar I
deep feeling
keen silence 1 1
would have tj bkc
der speeches to bim
bt that wa a mans
a woman to listen
little of her own
Mat now I could not
what the Fr ends
as a call to aoeak
And such a b Vt l g it came Intd bl eyes
ai be Datenxl 3
Joy of my atari my love can never
make you aa bnp r aa to know that I may
love you male ne he said
Arthur I Vbed I bellev that so
human- thing ua VlrJ u B1 u terty happy
at x am at tnie n a
As 1 spoke t t Q
blanket stalked
right nor to ti
upon us as he p a
It la Scream
I should like
his red bide mu
I did not like the
gentle reproof
I seem bloodthlrt
but if I saw a ti
those rock na one
hooting it and Scrt
naaiy ut is the w
Moreover any Indian 1
he wrap himself up 11 kr
weather and that retain
his band into hi bo m
a little case I have u
little pistol to wear at
tbe case Is all that it
it uieful It Is arrangBU
llan wrapped In a
Ing neither to the
His shadow fell
Eagle I whit-
rf bullet through
Arthur furiously
and I uttered a
i I nott he said
crouching neninu
1 blame me for
r needs shooting
Indian alive
ngerou when
tt In pleasant
rue He put
1 drew forth
you a pretty
fit and in
Y to make
r upon a
t r hded to
a tt Just
y M I not
ladyt belt and several
wive have similar ones
leave It with you but you
as well elsewhere Here
stay another night
Arthur I cried He plni i
I shall not ask you wbet -to
go or not be said
After what you have told t
what 1 have seen 1 should
leave you free You and Mrs
u to
must return to the fort with u
will carry you off It you remain t
your little pistol would be of ni i
less Indeed He turned j a
Why do you stop I asked
It la too horrible he aald as
about to say unless you came to la
past that you uaod It to end you n
dear life as women have done ere
when in the power of such vile w
as that thing watching us onder
Watching us said I
Yes aald Arthur he is behind l
tree He took hla own pistol from
belt and looked steadily toward a lat
pine In a moment more Scream w
hooded face and folded arms walked l
tbe road One would have fancied hi
wrapped In deep reverie bewailing tb
woe of bis race going directly to tb
graves of bl ancesters to mourn bcsld
Wouldnt ou like to have my scalp you
dear amiable old gentleman said a voice
at our elbow Mrs March had come out
and seated herself beside ui
Ive been watching Scream she satd
I fancy be reco unites you as a rival A
tho white warrior who has already satis-
fied my greed by giving me a large price
for my daughter there What do ou think
she Is worth Captain I may grow mer-
cenary and Insist on red flannel a and blue
beads coffee sugar and lead pencil galore
before I resign her
She It bo precious that If I offered all
that I possess It should be utterly con-
demned said my aoldler Mrs March I
have heard tbe story and had a privata
Mew of tho Indian and have come to the
decision that you must both go to the fort
with us You may take my word for it
that you are in serious danger and If you
will pack your trunk dircttly we will
eet out upon our return without lot of
It It necessary for me to go Captain
asked Mr March ot courne jou will
take your Anna but I do not think Scream
will trouble me I have not found favor In
hit eyes I am not too utterly beautiful
to stay here
Madam said Capaln Atherton I
mean to take you away with me by fair
means If I can but ahoutd you rcfuae to
go then by force of arraa Thin Is no
dwelling placo for Jtdtea It I not fit for
you to be hero
My dtai Captain satd Mra Marah
what good cause would over have pros-
pered It women bad not insisted on going
to acd remaining la places which mtn de-
clared were tot fit for them I think I
shall rebel
But I cannot Icavo you here alone I
sobbed you must como with us cr 1
shall die cf anxiety
Well roy dear if you feel like that I
will take a holiday aald Mra Marsh 1
will atay at the Tort until this thing blow
over I Bball be glad to be with ou a
llttlo longer and I foresee that you will
never return to the school It baa been my
fate all my llfo to bo parted from those
who were congenial lo me I uever nado a
truo friend hut mountains von arosa nd
wide aeai rolled tetwten us l never aha
stopped and laughud I never had a dear
c v - ouo vrjeu aim burrlod
1 off to pack up our belonging tu
I i uUKle yuu iay Arthur
am scream become
aware of your
Intention wo shall have tioubiu He nrob
fcbly mean to bring hi w g hmt to
carry yuu away to night If a had un
hi refusal as final ha would have departed
tho chUren cut of the house t mm
sort boltod all the lower window and u0ora
except that of the kitchen entrance Tfau
upper window wo left open
Mr Marvti set tbe flowtr pou outside
and freed her bird holding It against ber
cheek a moment before ahe Jet it fly
Who knows but they may roast It else
she eald I wonder whether It will find
happiness up in tbe air thtre or perhaps a
rosie I found It on tbe ground The
vlnd had blown Us nest down I suppose
for there It lay with two other naked btrd
llngs in It both dead so It knows notblnc
Of life J OW I will learn what Jove means
and the mothera Joys and woes and a
hawk may canh it at last Well one dav
It would have tumbled off Ua perch in tha
cage there with It little claws upward
Sugar and cuttle fish and chopped worms
could not make It Immortal Theres no
pasting ones fate says tbe Turk and the
As the poke we beard a little tound
nnd turning saw Star Flower behind us
with her baby It wa the baby who had
uttered the soft cry I saw that Star
Flower wa argry with the child for Inter-
rupting ber eaveadropplng Now ahe looked
Childlike and bland
7w U Continued
A Jnerr lllrd Trait
The oddest ef si birds nesta te the one
built by the tontobane a South African aong
ste r It Is built of cotton and always upon tbe
tree producing the material In constructing
the domicile the female work Inside and the
male outside where he builds a sentlnet box
for his on special uxe He sits in the box
and keeps watch or sings nearly ail the time
and wbun danacr ccmes Id the form of a
hawk or a snake he warns the family but
never tntsrejbe main nest
Hint on tlalsts
Waist of lra pit gingham or cheap cottons
also cotton duck made with three pleaia front
and back with turnover collar and cuffs ar
sola as low a El cetta The more expensive
one have no pleat are tttthered lightly ovar
Ih shoulders to allow sufflilent fullnta across
the bust Aa a rule the collars and cuffs
are stiffly laundered the rest of the shirt
being tot soft and pliable
Soma fussy waist are made with fichu
which fold over the bust ad have the ends
tucked Ip at the belt Tor torn Inexplicable
reason this style is not effecUTC aad la only
becoming to a few women
The coolest and prettiest to my mind ar
those of English eklou and striped linens
mW hlrt front or Jrt
which the material la lulled Jn at h waiS
tne The hould be Urge and S
whit chevlota ar worn they Jack tie du
IT110 colored gooda and the ii a
kind of inen hirt waist pale nwir7 relieved
with a tiny tin f hte that always i SokS
Kfl nd comfortable lib u
tort ef
shirt waist
black atin tit are corcu
A Mtnlr In rronnun itirj
At 11 I
bout a
oi u Knew so tauch l
love one train ti iv
time to mil Hn tt
lb proper thin tat oij 3
u unommiujfll
MmUof o fair to wl
Ot Bold and Vtl
Sh lOTd him
uut It the nrt lo 2
It w her III Who rtil tl
man r er M
- - u um man Df M
ho h eeen m 0
on unuintea lrhi
JouthY hD ln th w
uw aoaii I sav fiBl
n Ejlrn uburb iom 3
toarnthor wVi -
niBht ih i onr
rhn 1
uuv mere H ft
In the city at a coffee Bonis -
of eltr MniUirxH
nam nf i m i nwi
nuca soma a
eipreod hi wlh i
hot headed Faust nv it 3
Margaret She loved him too
v wmum leaser tr
will Rive rou a home wher 2
nti ov i j i
huo iuyfju mm Haa tlu
- j uo Known
er anewer would have been Jl
Entreat m tin a i
om following after thee 73ffi
rt It left Us home and beal
vuu a new nomJ0
ty from the luxuries j
be rich I mutt not htil
b uougai comforts It 1
u auu airovo to neip bt
Kith It mnA t
t loved him truly fisYtl
i 7 Oman flu
i iiuiiou ana its end vud
n Ati hi 1
M crop of wild oata
do uoyt arejoiUytntW
he h
that i
him a
had for
loves m
Im tire
and aett
it wa
raer eve
mors sell
that mno
who tpok
and aske
ance ot
him and
once a m
and told h
Ing it Wt
For he v
wed anotbs
Ailc anv n
nu iw lire oi jjd
i toi creature titt r
He had Invori L
-a that bad lutB4H
nung mm aside tt
d Of th tm 11 lu
not done this butt
and loving wife I
law H knot
hla nhllrKftnh ii
vlth them wbeaw
n was aomethI tt
s brain the ni t
Mo knew It fid It-
ched hla httrVi
ca e t orfit ik
thim In nnt
hang or dn
iDt it goea
It knew n
that ha nraa
Twelve mon
to love if It
crlcl when
nothing of Its it
always cheerf 1
Dut he was
ows of love
and be really i
was capable of
wat Infinite a
before and bo
And tometlmea
thought arise th
a love that no
Whrri mnttnrmA
bit mind for su
erty -now am
thought 1 am
and It doesnt kn
It does know 1
hat will the
to doT
A TlfV flllttlFFlFl
and spring com
ii oi nts weuaing
tut hi love was
y for I reilbi
II Dut wot o
tnd I want ten
or b cam m
lut harevu p
nndor wife
ti bn did tots
or a of reprte
x time t cr t
Ho Ihoiaatt
rnlretb pan 4
I conactecci
faf doing
Iculous cflat
I right ut i
ui aofffMsaj
t man a m
for1 ltMsil
ixappear tri
f htm and he
tU It
One evening a mo
he went to ace It
bunch of violets
Oh Jack It it
to come I was g
violets I know you
How good of y
week since be baa
tell ber then
But when he hil
on the floor It
womans bandwrluig
It read
ding to day Think I
ingnienea to ininu m
w sena you aa mr
pray that I may be nu W
w bv yt iui v -
n reaa no raorr v
ding to day and tbrft on
I u 4 J that Ml III
Very h d till the tnMtii
then It had a alupl WMJ
sent it we gin or 3
Inrf mercy In tbt flX3
J IHUL lia Bill A
remained for all Jhltll
and a thing to be wKSi
And tbero wa the
life before It altboi MjM
a cipher in the wotlHI
lie am not know -received fi
etvnrt ihA next df 1
word from it
He wat angry
And he went that
gone ino
there but
wit goni
sorry for
that aftc
aiter nia
iu T
c useo
U Aco w
l er ii
11 n
kind P
ti Mr
r riia
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