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On his arrival at Southampton the King of Spain was met by Mr. Pailthorpe ICIerk to the Harbour Board), with whom His Majesty is seen m conversation , our picture, anj the Mayor of Southampton. Princess Henry's Yacht, Sheila, is seen on the left. ^
"What He Hath Joined."
"Well, Jack, I fancy «,uicide'» my only i
Ah. you h*v* come, and jusi in time. too, for In is fulling fan." said the latter, etoop ng over hk patient. "He liaa beetn inking fo.- yon in-n-ssantly for.aom* time, and will ba glad to see
i tlio evening. One night, late in August, City- this <

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Richard and Lurile were to bo married the latter 1 ml of next month, with only the old woman who «>>' companion kept the house for them and ourselves as

It wwa arrangtd that the marriage perty were to meet at mj office, and proceed to 4' near by peonage. Accordingly, on the morning the day aet for the wedding, I waa waiting
The old man wua at length aromed, and in «
ferble voice requested hi* two weeping dependent 10 leave the room. Aa 1 bad *u«p cted, he wiahfd in make hi* will. The teatament waa very brief,
all hia po*se#*foo* being left without na'r ciion to hia niece. With quick perccp'ion he notln-d in inv face tho surprise he felt that he had so completely cut "lis adopted aon. , . -
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imp-it.entl.v for them, when the prospective groom dr nkin^, laughing,
burst open the door, and into the room. ' " " ' " * ™ ' I looknu up, and waa siartled by the awful look
clanged ahut behind us. In a few momenta tha capnwa glide* out of the atatlon, and w# are started on a fide I will never forget. Fatacr and faster the train speeds. Many milea ahead of ue is a signal tower. On it aita the young operator and several of hia friends. They are amoking, laughing, talking. Meanwhile grim tJ anod, speeds towaids them. The fiiat tion o/ iha night express glide* paat the tower,
my life-long friend, Clayton Hatfield why I've done bo in a moment."
tanoodily. The will waa witnessed by the physician and
*Whf, what'* the matter? What fhr?" cry I. HstBeld. and sruled. Then the young people irtleo. were recalled. and resumed their old p aces b-
"The aamo old • thing—general boredom. If it the bed. The old man roised himself on his vara not for that I might perhaps be able to elbow, and, aeiaing « hand of each, said: "My amuse myaelf •ometimei, or even bo am auccoamful children—for you've been as children 10 me- the a member of our profession ss you art, Instead doctor says as how I'm dymg. This gentleman of being a lawyer without clients, and without the has just written my will, in which I've left Uightct wUh to have «mr." roorythinj to you. lAlciic. To ton liiohanl. I've
"Woll you call it boreaom, Clayt, but I should left nothin , because Lucde is a blood relation, call it mostly laaincw. The thing for you to do. and has a greater claim on mo than you. Hut old man, b to marry, and. settled happily In you'll not be left penniless. Richard, for have neatio bike, «*t contented. Why don't you?" not you and Lucile, raised together, loved each Why don't I many? Have I not juat told other ever #ince you were children. I ww y,n you my great trouble. Call it my whatever name did this long time, although you thought T d:dn" you plosse, the disease itself remain*. And then ~
to talk of binding myself for life to one woman.
Bah! The very thought horrifiOur conversation was interrupted by the en trance of a messenger boy, who handed me the following telegram: '^Cgme at once. Hunsbcrger -dying. 6ay, ha must see you. Signal, Dr.
What ia itP" queried my friend. "Some fr-.^ky w. buainoas."
AY«s," I replied, tossing him the telegram.
"I presume you're going?'1
"Yes. Will you accompany me?"
"I think I wiJJ," he replied, much to my »ur-prLe, he being generally more contented to »'t la my warm office to prowling around in such a storm as we could hear raging outside.
"Who and what ia this Hunsberge-r ?" lie
"One of my first. clients, tor whom 1 IwvrHvia considerable business An eccniir'.c o d farmer.
prttty well Aaed financially, residing in a lonely mouse near a little railxvad aiution. aliout 8ve miles from here, with an orphan niece and a young man whom ho has sdoptej .is h « ioii."
"Do you know what he
unknown evil
"Ah, you have could. Hut whe

chsng5 and come to a halt at llarnsburg—but tha opera. * tor minds it not. *1he second section makea puat tho tower, and then at last the operator I ' grasps the danger. He springs to hia feat. Kapidly he works the telegraph key. But too
The second section trashes into the rear of tha She left tha houw A**- Then, is a confa*d mwa of day coachea with your fnend." sleeper, pned on high, in which are unpnacned
"I—I don't blame you, sir.
^ human beings. The csrs oatch Hie. Aa
k,a: cttrw, him. She went down to the comer . km*a shoot "left, eaumng tha heavens foe mils* of the road, where h<- nut her with a marriage around to A neighbor ww em. sir; but bein' aa it wua so **
dirk didn't recognise 'tin, until he heard as ho* "n<1 o,%,ui>
LucJo wa* mi**iu' thia mornin' and told about it; tvermo as', vf course, it waa they. Hut I'd foUer em, air.
until I And em, and either make him mak • an honest woman of » he
Hatliburn," be tontinued, "I wunt know nothin' of the world,
bloodred aspect The Ho know* what las happened, agonised shriek, which will ring the ears of his horriAed com.
Wo wire in a sleep kl,'i and although our coach

if I follered 'em alone I could only be CMaful. I've plenty of money. TH pay you I. Will you comer"
1 acAaled to hi* request, from what I knew of
the end of the train, is thrown from the track, wo were unharmed, with the exception of ftw bruises. It was tome time before we could tries to ourselves from the wreck. As soon as a did so w» hurried tt» the place where the aina had met, each with the mingle purpom* ia tain the _ fate of. the** we war*
only afraid to ask the cranky old man*
sent to get married. Here Richard—Lucile—join your hand*. Re goo& to her. Richmrd. Never treat her unkindly. Now you and she will *hare my money together.
way station* snd outgoing sttsmrrs. Xo tract of iba couple, Lowevcr. was secured, and on* P* afternoon, just as aa rtached the cuimimU
'ii nd by his recent 'ul voie» that echoed through tb.

Roth my friend and I were defp y impressed by the scene we had just allnf#*esl. and with the exception of several commonplace remarks, wr exchanged no words in tho dreary ride homeward*
Hatfield seemed to take a cr^at Interest in th' voung couple who had been so uniquely betrothed Ho institute*! himself my partner for the (im< hemp, and ofT< i>-d to t ake upon himse'f th* slie' i
^oppose to write hia wili. has never
made on*, although .oftrm urgid to do ao, under a foolish superstition that =t wou'd hasten his
too late for a tram. Accordingly w entered a carriage at a n*ar-hy in ry, and more rapidly driven through the blinding storm to : )*erion. th* nam* of iha village mar where my client lived. When we reached the place, a -itt'f farmhouse, we were inhered into the *ick chamber by an old woman. Thtr< was »i end of the room, in which ay my i aged client. On one side stwd his niece auu ^.adopted son. On ibe otkr th© physician, who " bad wjrsd me.

work entailed in settling the estate.
slad to aUow him to do o. n« I had ^n important case on band at tho t me. up"»» which I wished to concentrate my encrzic*. During the l»itc<»s of business a *-irm friendship wn«
r mentel between n«v!on ^rd the young people.
I was rather surprised at th;s. as mv fried wa« "',v* "'
vry aristocratic in his ide:i« and altbouch I often of t>.
w imlered what h» eon'd find c^ng.m^l in^hWr vj'"' v , ... , .
: t reonmo w,h ihr .mple ennntrv folk /fnwer did they leave? I quwd. ahil*
K'twnfd him ib^nt it hHng well p1f**ed that mmpamon fairly ircmbled w th excrement, he was amnsins himself, snd becoming rid of his .f.:.I,,,'en •iv>rbid thoughts.
NVhen warm weather sM in Clarton was a ' fouent visitor at ,4b* old h"nse«. driving out in the afternoon, staying to supper, and ratnming
from tho Phi adclphia agency relating that a man and wiwnan answering our descripkon wer* in the city at I ho Continental Hotel, but intended loav-ng that evening for Pittsburg.
Eager to take advantage of the slightest cue. % telegraphed the agency to have one of their
old smile still on his lip-. Heaide him knelt l^ciie, weeping bitterly.
W« wfnt to them and knelt on the other side. I placed my band on his heart, and found that i:. was still beating. A# I removed my hand he slowly oprned his eyes, rteogiiised me. and smiled.
"Ah.' he gssped. ^it's you. Jack."
Then he caught eight of my companion, and *oemrd to comprehend the oan*e of our preaence. With one he grasprd Richard's, with the other Lucile's, and as the dying man in the old country house had done nearly nine months before, plaoed them within each othtc's grasp,
you—not me. She only
gone. Left earlier than wo thougat they would; promiswl io show h know, Dick, slway* Dick, but all will * I leave her to you

because I
ago.^640. '
Wiiea dote the nex; tn*in lesye The gates for it are open now. < tpnas isgjnerally ruf^in two sect the &r*t they left n. If y q hurrr '
the woi'd *he was, ss you o eayer to see. I love her,
id I know you will be faith-
■ was silent for a moment and then the ory of that firf betrothal seemed to cross mind. for. piriwl y raising himself, he cried
"What" God-has jo'ned tozfther.