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Mexican Times (Newspaper) - March 17, 1867, Mexico, New Mexico A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO COMMERCE AND DAME WILLOW'S of rivers of mapped upon the sanded The ancient clock a finger laid Over the sign of four A hollyhock took its flaming breast All 2"ld the sun could And it close the window the good dame's cross-legged where she the warm light bronze glows on her bombazine A frilled cap of softest white Shaded her countenance slip as in younger 11 rr needles clicked to a sleazy tune For she shin Jess ways In folk to sleep an Yet it might have been the popular That or ih locust song Out in tlie that made doze a little hut vcr long Tor hardly ihe needles had time to pause Ere the dame would open a jealous eye And straighten up with * murdered When one gets thinking the lime does A small voice time still flies voice from somewhere near the hastens so a mortal is wise On his distant goal to gain a Time is knitting hours 10 The days to and the months to While in God's mysterious Knits an existence of joys and All of life in one woof is Past hnd present With future By stitches of and and By threads of hope from the Good Dame with wondering Looked at the needles a Cleared her of suspected And arched them over her nose all the bright and nil the murk earth grows the voice went on - earth is Heaven's knitting And the ages seem ore by God gathered the ere the work * He holds in His hollowed Each shows when it's But the weaver can never All good arts are knitting the heart To in loops of faith and Evil is cutting the To ruin the fabric and the needles casting the tor purer life Mingles in a tangled The seems of times will widen Widen to fit the coming Heaven Death will cast light on the darkened To show where the stitches were left The angels wilt in stronger To take up loops that were dropped before The hidden broad and While the work progresses more and BLACK IT Book CHAPTER III Of - - The appearance of this person the man failed in describing with much but h'S was quite positive about the which he hud taken from the man and hung up on a peg with his own And I am coming to the strangest part of this strange girl listened with interest and wi li but still wondering how her rould be in the and perhaps feeling a little impatient at slowness with in his he told the I was much continued Mr. to find in the gentleman who came here and whose was an emissary from the Home entrusted by Lord with a special mission to describe the pomposity of Mr. and utterance at this lie came to request me to in most and important It is not a mere police you musi my The pro down without and took up a news I dare say we shall find something about the business in he addressing his but without turning his head in her I thought here it is. Mysterious extraordinary of the no one arrested on arrest the wrong and tranquillize the public than arrest no one at I'm not convince I by I No reason for regarding the a political assassination Listen to Clare and he read aloti while she stood by the her buck turned towards and with a terrible fear and sickness at Iter The supposition ths atrocious crime has been committed from political motives in our no foundation in and derives very little support from common The appearance of the the fineness of the the expensive quality ol the torn condition nf ihu and sleeves of the which seems plainly to indicate that probably cf had been wrenched violently out the extreme improbability that an so handsomely dressed as the murdered would have nut without money in his all indicate robbery at and if perhaps more thin is that man is a not to have been the motive Dame Willow looked round the voice had Down at her feet the knitting work lay Thh frill wf her cap was a trifle The kitten had rolled her ball away She turned away the window flowers A hummingbird With startled The closed its colored clock was pointing the hour of EGO AND BY JOHN G. I asked of words are few and often What to a novice say Ol love and of When should I marry it be A dashing gay and A pattern of inconstancy Or selfish mercenary Quoth What of the That long has lured the gay She promised to amend her Anil sin no can 1 believe her Quoth villi kerV But if some maiden with a On me should venture to bestow should I wiser part To take the treasure fun go very But what seemingly her Hymen's she means to die a Jin answer loving What in spile disdain and that the crime his been brought out the word with indescribable by a member of one of the secret societies in revenge for the defection of the or in apprehension of his betrayal of the cause asked She was not of a sensational mm of had no fancy for horrors as anil was getting a little tired of her uncle's my some of their and equality I At all this is ihe and to ask my aid in the only clue in the possession of the was the object of Mr. Dalrymple's visit The man who was seen in company of the murdered man by the waiter at the and who went away i wore a coat made by Evans of You know the old man who does so much of our work I went to his shop with Mr. and we found out all about the He remembered it by the and told us when he had made two years and when he had sold vix weeks to a person who paid for it a 1 note j with the stamp upon it. The old j man is not very for though he remembered ihe and found the date in day he could not give j anything like a clear description of the man | who had bought the He could only tell in general that he would certainly know him if he should sec him but he talked about a rather tail young stout nor neither ugly nor dark-eyed and in the kind of description which describes We came away as w se as we in the matter of the date of the purchase of the That does not help much towards the detection of the as a coat may change hands many times in six if it has b en originally bought by u dubious The tiling would have been to likeness by as the man asked with a ween die man purchaser of the by the waiter as the wearer of th at the But very was the like V in a deliberate It was a blue Witney label inside the beating The waiter at the where the man hid read arid it. This led to their sending to an 1 my being known the authorities as a very active magistrate Mr. ami again with naturally with mc The question h I to the ry flattering confidence which Lord has placed in me. It is a and I Inve been it Mr. seems to think the clue But I am not disposed to let it I am determined to set every possible engine at work to discover the description given by the and that tally with one said the inquest was I said Clare until but Mr. Dalrymple will not have learned There will be an ripen MrJ condescendingly explained to his niece the meaning of the And the affair will be left to be in I im anxious to do all can towards that end it is a duty I owe to to Lord and risen and ap the no her as his seat at of the An absurd theory has been founded upon a peculiarly in the of the and upon a remark made by the only Witness at the inquest about his tone of Nothing is more in our than a complete miscarriage of justice in this atrocious Suspicion has been arbitrarily directed in one and the result will the neglect of and more likely While the political is being theorised about and the more ordinary the who kills for and not for patriotism or is as likely as not to escape and enjoy his swag in some and undisturbed I call moat said Mr. Carruthers in a tone of dignified remonstrance and liberty of the press is going quite too The government are convinced that the murder is and I can't It was at this point of Mr. Ca that he was interrupted by his wife's - ffg tin looked for she had nor did he nor any of the frightened or agitated household at sec the young again for many Dr. arrived and found Mr. Carruthers considerably distressed at the condition in which Mr. Carruthers also a lit le annoyed at that lady's want of consideration in being and to refrain from with much reserve and dignity of that he was at present than usually in of the last which rendered it peculiarly unfortunate that he should have any additional care imposed on he took care to and no less onerous than But the worthy pride and soon snubbed by the extreme gravity of Dr. as ho answer ed his inquiries and put questions in his turn relative to his The doctor was both alarmed and puzzled by Mrs. Carru told her husband she very seriously ill he feared brain fever ad already si t in. Could Mr. Carruthers for seizure in any way T Carruthers nei her could the nor oth of whom were as having more and more frequent to that lady's presence than any other of ihe househ Had Mrs. Carruthers heard any Quo h But maid 1 Wilh I ' they had paramount claim Whatever their Clare Carruthers turned her head and lively and much use of bw fold eve as Ins habit but them sing intelligence had she received 6f any doctor Mr. appeared sustain one from the Of course certainly nothing of the he with some unrepressed irritation of and secretly regarded suggestion of such a probability as almost Mr. Carruthers of receive shocks indeed The who knew and disregarded his calmly pursued his inquiries undeterred by Mr. finding that nothing acknowledge no apparent cause to which so sudden and serious an could be he was more to its probable Then Carruthers caught the infection of an J all the best side of his all ihe real lore and preciation of ordinarily overlaid his full and the fealty could solicitude than the In a wonderfully short snace of time the which ill ness always The servants went about their work and the and No one the attendants the en- i s wandered about between library and his fa's It was a minutes of the usual dinner period ipf to her own and upon her and went to her There she stood for some minutes before the holding her disordered hair wilh her were bits of grass and fragments of leaves in as though she had been with her fair head prone upon the gazing her young White about the full pure where the rich blood ordinarily purple about the long fair eyelids and the blushing the girl was piteous to and it. The hours that had passed over since she left her uncle's presence in the morning had been laden with with with such anguish as had never in its lightest form touched her young spirit and she trembled as she marked the they had made in her What shall 1 she as though questioning her own forlorn image in the shall I I dare stay from and what will they say when they see my face fastened her and bathed her face with then returned to the glass to look at it again but the pallor was still upon the the was still about the heavy As she stood despairingly the dressi her maid came to The will not said the Carruthers is afraid of the noise for Mrs. still looking at the disfigured in the How is she No ma'am very bad I But don't take on so Miss her maid went She is not so bad ns they and at all you'll kilo yourself up and be no to Mr. A light flashed upon She had only to keep and no one would fiad htu her her would bs imputed to her share of the family who would naturally have no ired her appearance expressed no Mrs. Carruthers was very Something new had occurred since the when thre had been no hint of anything serious in her The maid evidently believed her mistress acquainted with all that had She had only to keep and nothing would betray hfr So she allowed the girl to while she made some chance in her and soon learned all the particulars of Mrs. and the doctor's of her uncle's and Mrs. Brokes devoted attendance on her Then relieved of her im mediate apprehension of went to join her uncle at th ir dreary He made no comm nt upon the h The few of sympathy which Clare ventured to say were briefly and as soon as possible he left the dining Clare sat by the table tor a with her face buried in her suffering but not She had no more tears today to Presently she went to and sat down on a chair behind the abstracted and In the large room she was hardly seen by the She saw her come and stand forlornly by the then the doctor and several figures about silently and went and then thre was no one Mrs. Brookes sitting s ill as a statue beside ihe who lay in a state of How long she had in the room before the old woman perceived Clare did not but she felt Mrs. Brookes bending over and taking her and taking her before she knew she had moved from the Pray go away and lie Miss the old woman half half You can do no good here you will be ill We can't do with more trouble in and crying your eyes out of your as you've been won't li lp any my I will send you word how she is first thing in the The old woman raised the girl by a gen tie as. and she went meekly Mrs. Brookes closing the her with unspoken reflection oh tne of whenever anything ihe can cry ' night upon the ft crept into the and overshadowed the still tlie form whose stillness was be the it closed over the stein pompous master of sorely It darkened the pretty wilh and simple in which Clace Carruthers was striving sorely with first fierce of her prosperous When it was at its darkest and swollen eyelids conquered by the of the who if any eye could hare pierced at as of upon her even in her breant shaken it was upon contend Jhe very and were aa by the sum which she supposed their insertion would very liberally estimat The gentleman who showed a lady a sprig of myr le on Satuday is earnestly entreated by her not to the place were he met He will inevitably be God forgive if I am doing wrong in Clare Carruthers had said with her last waking aGod forgive but I must save him if I CHAPTER SHADOW Long before Mr. impelled by the irresistible force of which not all the and even occasioned him by Mrs. condition could had issued forth upon bis daily tour of Clare's letters had been safely by her own She had slept but little on the night which had fallen on her first experience of fear and and at oppressed by a heavy sense of some dimly understood she had recalled it all in a having hurriedly she went down to the and let herself out through the accompanied by her joyous gambols in the bright morning air she did not That morning air struck chill to the limbs ami aching head of the girl as pursued her rapid way through the brushing the dew from the branches of the trees as she passed hurriedly heart sirk and yet wandering and confused in her Her walk was quite and She slid the letters into a convenient slit of a window shutter of the general to which the dignity an I emoluments of a were glanced up and down the little listened to certain desultory sounds which spoke of the commencement nf activity in adjacent and to he with which some vagabond dogs of her acquaintance greeted her and satisfied herself that she was and then retraced her as rapidly as large white-faced clock over the stables at an never known to gain or lose withing the memory of man striking six as Clare Carruthers the bolt of the wimlow and crept up stairs again wilh a faint flutter of that her errand had been safely contending with the dreariness and dread which filled She put away her hat and changed her which was Wet with the ami sat down by door of the ro to listen for the first stir of life in the Soon she heard her uncle's less than and went out to meet He did not show any surprise on seeing her so and the expression of his face told her in a moment that he had no news of the invalid to Brookes shs has had a very bad h- am going to send for Munns at and to telegraph to London for more Then he went on in a state of subdued and in increased and went to Mrs. Carruthers's where she found the reign of dangerous illnes ly Munns and early in the it grave and polite arrived who was very but rattier and who was also guilty of the unaccountable bad taste of a shock in connection with Mrs. He also was emphatically corrected by Mr. but not with the same which had market tint reception of Dr. The grave gentleman from L made but addition to Dr. declined to commit to any decided opinion on the and went leaving Mr. Carruthers with a sensation of helpb and vague to say nothing of downright misery and to which the Lama was entirely Before the London his Clare and her uncle had met at and she had learned all there was to he known on the subject which had taken entire and terrible possession of her to Clare now that power of anything it was quite impossible that only yesterday morning she was a incident in her speculating vaguely upon the possibility of any result accruing from it in the and as far removed from the crimes and dangers of if they had no Now she took her uncle a face whose pallor and expression of deep-seated trouble even that and potentate ndV fail He did observe tho alteration in Clare's and displeased by it. deep solicitude for Carruthers of extremely Mr. Carruthers consoled his after his stately the same the vagaries nothing infectious the subject on which the girl to feel any 4i?iJ.>a,; of - illness of and a superstitious reverence for the the conversation interrupted arrival the Mr. attention of promoting his own importance in itl
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