|Chapter Title||A DOMESTIC STORM.|
|Newspaper Title||Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904)|
|Trove Title||For Cora's Sake|
CtAP'ri'it XXVII \.-- ; .IoMi i:Tti( STrtoti. It is a truth almost too trLit for reference, that in the experimee of every. oneo of us thre'o are nsomn days in which everything seems to go'wrong. Such it day. was the 13thi of November to he Trotn King. \Vhen ho reanched North End that morning, the first thing, that mnt him in his private ollico was til inws' that- certain stocks had fallni. The nenw crame by telegraph and pub hiin in a terrible temper. This was about ten o'clock. Two hours lator it was discovered that one of the minlor bnokkeepers, ia new employee who had comeo well recommtndled abhout a, month before, had *just absconded with all iht could Ihy his hands on--otly a fiew thoutanldt dollars-the incrnst trifll of a loss to Itockharrt & Sons, but, extromely exasprati ng under the ciroum 'stinces. So, taking one provocation with anbther, at noon on that l13th of November old Aa?on iRockharrt was aboub thoe maddest man on the face of thli erth. i was his custom to lunch with his sons in "the' private painer ,if lOhiretice's suit of. rooms at the North ' End T; otl,; overy` dcay at twve o'clo-k.
To-day, however, :he showed nor dispsiwijn a to eat or drink. And adthsugh the two r younlnger men were famishing for food they daredl not go to lunch without him, or even urge him to make an effort to go with them. It was three o'clock wlien- Mr. Rockharrt. made a ?irovemenit in" the desired way y' 1 rising, stretching his limbs, and saying: .: 'We will go over to the hotel and get something to eat.' The three men crossed the street and went directly to Clarence's room, where the table for luncheon wasy set ?ou't:': But thereawas nothing on? it lit. cut bread, caste r.?? nibd condiments, fo tlieses Tiii nalways preferred= hot luncheon in cold weather, and it was yet to be dished up. The Iron King was not in a humour to wait. He hurried the servants. And at length when the dishes; which had' beenr p'unctually prepared for twvo :o'clock, were placed on the table at twenty minutes past three, everything was overdone, ~dried up and indigestible. ' It was the Iron Kini's own fault' for not coming to the table when the meal was first prepared to order. But-he would not admit: that into consideration. He ordered the waiter to take everything away and throw it out of doors, declared that he'oiidld'l hve6t restaurant started on the oppositeside of the street, where a man could got a"decent meal, and rose from the table in a rago.. It was while the Iron King was in this amiable and promising state of mind that a waiter brought in .i card and.lIid it before him. Hie took itilt p and read it nlovd :: 'The Duke of Oumbervale.' ' Show him in,' said Mr. Rocklharrt. ,__ ._
A few minutes later ,the visitor entered, and shook lands with the twio younger mtn,.i and bowed t thie hosti. * So you braved the storm,, after all dluke , You found tht! house .to i,'dirtry for ia raily day. Take ia seat,' iaidil. Mi; 'Rockliarrt,' waving his halids inlje-stically riinund tshe oiiairs. -* No ; it was not. the weather that made Rocklihld insupportable, to nr,. -Blut*, .sir, I. havO comenr long Way for al great'disappoin mint,'- said the rejected lover',.. St' Whiat I'. 'hat l. whait!:expuili omt'oself i .you please, sir I ' exclailned the Iron King, bending his heiyav gray brows over flashing eyes. ; , M Mrs. Rotllsay has rejected me.' 'What.l Rejected youl ,I hIy your, ellgagement was declared in. the family con clve only Inst night.ll' t' Mrs. Rlothsay, sRIty3 that the diculniation was errong.oiics, inmt thait lio su?sll engagc?ent kever has heen or evero could be imade between us.' 'How dnr'I she say thiat1 " 'How dare she try to break ..ill'wth you iti` this scandalous` manner But' she dshall' n it t1 .1iSe' skall keep faitlh with you or site is no gr.n?d daughter of mlni,. I ;:'will have nothing to do with ;falso' tit:oiutn. 'How did thlis breach occur I ';FabiRan irid COhrince, g'ifbdout fyoui. busluess. I want to have some privait cili-' versation with- the duke.' Theo two ;younger pmen, -thus sulnmarily dismisaed, nodded to tihe visitor nd. left the r h What's 'thei'i t roI demtanled ihe Iron 'King. , .; i I * Mrs. Itotliay rejitots me, positivoly tand
abhsolutely. . Ship ru,º.iisuito, 'tli. -, tr But you know, as wvh all know, tLat sill,' was engangd to you.' ' Par?don° te, ?r. lockharrt, I am g;rieved tosiy :tht you :have niadel a mistake. Thle lady wus right. 'There wats no eng~geanent 'between us, no'r, I foar ,can there ever be,' ('2b c cob . tiueiid'i our net.)) W: olipi the following important ?testinionial from thoeIlliwarra zferc,.ry, (N.3~ W,), of the' 30th MarchA 'It needs' no conimerin :-" Mr. John Loveday, of the Bulli mountain, writes to us that after suffering for four years with acute gravel, he has experienced almost complete relief by using Sander and Sons Eucalypti Ex tract. He says, seeing the said extract adver ti~ed in.the Illawarra Mfercury, intense suffering induced'i him to obtain a bottle of the medicine from IAi . Hoakin , chemist, and that tho use of it gave • me great relief at once. He states that.beotwer`xithe 10th March inst., when he obiairiedl.s. ottle; of the extract,. and an nthe 12th the use of that medicine continued to affordhim relief to which he had teen a stranger for four years. Mr. Lovedsy writes also that he has found the Extract good fiot rheumatism as well as gravel. He requests uato publish thist in fcrmation' througihthe 'Mercury. We ;:hays much pleasure in,;onniplying with Mr. Lnveday's reajatli;,, whoseO'-words cannot be doubted, and who can have no object in view uithbij"th~"a'deaii re to"'relidve poor suffering numanity." . rBusiieess men, get your printing done at the An?l office. pAnything 'from a three-sheet poster doans to a visiting cardd can' ýbo- git out at the shortest notice and in a really first-class manner, .t