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PROFESSIONAL CARDS. V i' C. E. REYNOLDS, A TTORNEY and COUNSELOR AT LAW. Practice in all state and federal courts Commercial Law a Specialty, Office over First National Bank, Carroll, Iowa. W. R. LEE, A TTORNEY. Will practice In all state and fed era! concts. Collections and all other business nlll receive prompt and careful attention. Office in First NationalbunK block, Carroll. Iowa. F. M, POWERS, . Practices In all the courts and makes tollectlons prompt!)'. Office on Fifth itreet, over Shoemaker's grocery store, Carroll la GEOBGB W. BOWBN, A TTORNEY AT LAW. Makes collections and transacts other legal business promptly. Of •M In Griffith Block, Fifth St., Carroll. A. U. QUINT, A TTORNEY AT LAW, will practice In all the Courts. Collections In all parts ot Carroll onntr will have closest attention. Office with Northwestern Building and Loan Association, south side Fifth street, Carrol., Iowa. DR. W. HUMPHREY, r lENTAI. SURttEON. Teeth ex' traeted without pain by the . Jd of nitrous oxide gas. Office over First National Bank, corner room, Carroll, Iowa. i i . *L. SHERMAN, Has administered. All wort la guaraateed. Office on Flttli St., over poBtsfflce, Carroll, Iowa. WM. ARTS, JOHK NOGKKLS, J. P. HESS, President Vloe President Cashier DOES A GENERAL BANKIN& i BUSINESS. ' Loans Money at Lowest Bates. Accords to Its depositors every accommodation couilstant with sound banking. fSf~ Buys and Sells Home a?i4 For- eiff>i Exchange. W. L. COLBKRTSON PreR. B. E. COBUBH, Cashier A. trENERAX BANKING BUSINESS Bought and Sold, Titles Examined and Abstracts Furnished. Firm SFRKBT, CARROLL, IOWA. SEBASTIAN WALZ MuntMtowi ud Drain to Boots and Shoes. I torn •» bud • full ud oMipl*t« line •* LADIES' AND GENTS' SHOE! to MM Win* Winter Tnd*. TbeM 6*04, •N it tki Latest Btjle and very durtbl • Children'* BboM • tpMltlty. I*. Mate * Fourth, CARROLL, LI KANNE & ZERVYAS, MEAT MARKET flab, Game, JPoultry, eto. ALL OttDKua ABB IFttOMPTL DKLIVJSUBB Ogrwer Otb aad Adami itreeti, Carroll, Is. THE OLD RELIABLE I ITrnsh tmd 6»It Me»ti, th» Iwt M I b« Bought, IIMHS, B(d» Me»t», •fcc. fliJH, OAUIK AJSU POULT*i JEllflMit If tfM rriM FH4 for /Jt S COPYRIGHT. 1(94, By4rfl.UW>IMCOtr COMf>AN«, It roiniuded Paul Brown to speak of the roundup, and seeing that she looked interested he went on to describe the scene when thousands of cattle were gathered together upon a plain like that, tho wild, frightened creatures cowed to momentary helplessness, bnt ready to make a mad break lor liberty at any moment. He told of the hundreds of riders swiftly circling around the herd upon the wiry little cow ponies, as intelligently trained in the running down of an unruly cow aa the riders themselves. He described the routine of the roundup, its hardships and dangers; the extempore circus, with bucking horses scarcely more than half broken, which regularly begins the day; the long hours of riding in the fierce sunshine, often where gold could not purchase one drop of good water. He told of the dreariness of the night herding, when, worn with the labors of the long, hard day, the rest of the camp all sleeping, the poor cowboys told off for that duty must ride about the surly herd hour after hour, always singing, partly to keep themselves awake, but more to keep tho animals diverted and prevent them from "milling," that crazy whirling round and round which may end in a stampede; going on to paint the horrors of that stampede by night, when the maddened herd must be rounded up and halted, though to venture before those flying hoofs might mean no less than death for somebody. He told "of moving accidents by flood and field," ever encouraged to go on by the girl's rapt attention. "Ah, it is all so interesting 1" she exclaimed, drawing a long breath, when at length he paused, with a somewhat shamefaced consciousness of unaccustomed garrulity. "My brother is not a good correspondent. He has told us so little of this western life, of these wild experiences." ' "And your brother is a cowman—not n ouwboy. There is a vast distinction totween the two," he observed, with a Binile. "If he attends the roundup, is is only for the fun of it." "While you have had the work," her glance undiRguisedly questioning. "Yes. I have had the work," smiling and shrugging his broad shoulders as he spoke, "but then there is some fun about it too. By the way, have you noticed that object ahead?'' "A carriagcii Do you think—can it be really Hugh?" eagerly peering ahead, flushing faintly with a consciousness that in the interest of this man's talk she had almost'f orgotteu this possibility of encountering the carriage from the ranch. ' "It is the Ellery outfit," he pronounced, although the carriage was still too far away for its occupants to bo recognized. ' 'It is tho only four-in-hand in Wyoming, so for as I know." His smile was slightly sardonic. Of this, however, Miss Ellery was unconscious, being wholly absorbed in looking ahead. This turnout of Ellery's, a handsome victoria drawn by four spirited horses, BO incongruous in its splendor against the grim background of bare plains, was generally regarded as a fit subject for good humored smiles among bis unassuming neighbors. "I am so glad that you will bo spared the rest of the long drive," Miss Ellery remarked, with a slight accession of dignity, as if with the approach of her friends she hod remembered afresh who she was and to what sphere of life it had pleased heaven to call her. "Aro yon?" he dryly returned, "Well, perhaps you will excuse mo if I say that I am not, but"— "Yon aro very kind," sho hastily interrupted, "but I am sure that I have given yon trouble enough. Ah, it is"—-in an eostatio tone, excitedly fluttering a handkerchief, radiantly pretty in her delight,—"it is Nolsiuo and Hugh and tho children I" In n moment more tho sisters-in-law woro clasped iu tumultuous embrace, pouring out incoherent exclamations of joy between even mom confused efforts at mutual explanation Hugh £}llory, a broad shouldered, blond whiskered, sunburned and haudsoino follow of 80, whoso own greeting had boon out short by tho irrepressible enthusiasm of his wife, "sat smiling sympathetically at thoir rapture, while Brown waited rath- or awkwardly in tho road, uncertain what to da "Oh, tho baggage!" exclaimed Ellery, comprehending tbo dilemma. "There is a team a little behind, coming /or that, HO juut throw tho small traps in there and drive on a bit with tho rest, won't you, liko a good follow?" "To think of our not gottiug your telegram until lust night!" oriud Mrs. Ellery botweon two kib'soH. 8ho was a tall, Htrikiugly graceful woman of tho brunette typo, ispurklhig with life, her black eyes flashing with a sort of magnetic firo that hold all glances captive. Ouo quickly understood, watching her pretty, humming bird sort of rustless- niJHH, how it was that her husband's oyoH woro always turning toward hor with a kind of jlogliko duvotion iu thoir gi'uy depths. "\Vo had happened to bo invited out to tou itt a uoighbor's, ten uiilos away, and it was 10 o'clock \vhou wo roiiohod hi mo. Ah, J was pwfuoUy fruutio when wo found your teli^rum thoro waiting for us. I wanted, to start right off, but it wag so dark, mill Hugh was persuaded that you would Iti.ow j how to tuko care of yourself povi'ootly well. Ho says you always do." "Ho U very kind, but I mi&ht b:>vo. ; found it r»ther diflJpaU , i for Mr. Brown,' 1 Edith hastily interpolated, with a smile of sweet friendliness at.the young man. Now that all her anxieties woro at'an end she was iu a radiant good humor. "If ho had not happened to be at the station"— "And so yon went on to Cameron's and were there nil the while. How perfectly lovely!" cried Mrs. Ellery rapturously. "Oh, we were rare that you would manage just right." * "Bnt it was Mr. Brown who did all the managing," the girl protested, with a laugh. "You must give him all the credit." "It was only a matter of luok that I happened to be over at the station, but of course I am '?ery glad," he said, smiling back at her gratefully over his work of stowing her small baggage in the front of the carriage, where it considerably threatened the legs of the two email boys, who sat looking on in shy wonder. "Ah, the poor children will be crushed under my things! Gome here, you darlings. I want you both on my lap. And shall I offer to pay him for the team and for his trouble, Nelsine?" sheVhispered hurriedly behind a small boy's back. "He has been so kind." "Not for the world!" returned tho other energetically. "He would take it as an insult. It was so fortunate for Miss Ellery that yon happened to be there," she went on, turning to tho young man with that radiant smile which, to most men, had been a reward sufficient for any service. ' 'And we aro so much obliged to you and to everybody at Cameron's. I wish we could have been sure that she was in such good hands." The wagon from the ranch had just come up, aud Paul Brown, with the driver of the team, was engaged in transferring Miss Ellery's trunk from the back of the buckboard. The work kept him silent for a moment, bnt he turned around with a gay, infectious laugh which showed all his firm, white teeth. "Hospitality, like virtue, is its own reward sometimes, Mrs. Ellery," he said. "Angels' visits are few and far between at Cameron's. When they do come, we consider that the luck is all oh our side.'' "What a charming remark! Miss Ellery must thank you again," cried Mrs. Ellery pleasantly, at once, however, proceeding to engross her guest's ^attention with a vivacious flow of questioning and talk which left no thought to spare for the young fellow still standing beside the carriage. "And'how soon are yon going to be through down there?" asked Ellory, detaining him as he moved to go. "We bave quits a bunch ot colts that ought to be broken, and I was wanting to see yon, to ask when you could come over." "Why, as to that, I ought to be getting back to my own place, I believe, Mr. Ellery," the young man returned, with on air of uncertainty, his eyes fixed upon the ground. "How soon would you want me?'' "Bight now, if it would suit you—as soon as yon get through at Cameron's." "I'm about through there now, but"— "Yon might come for a mouth now if yon can give ns no longer and then oomo for another in the fall," urged Ellery rather anxiously. "Well, perhaps if that will do," he hesitantly agreed, with a half glance at the back seat of the carriage as lie turned back toward his own team. "I have my own horse at Cameron's and will ride over iu tho course of a week or so if I oou arrange it to coma Otherwise I will drop you a line." ' The ladies were paying no heed to anything besides their own absorbing conversation, bnt aroused by seeing him moving to go Edith started forward impulsively. "Oh, Mr. Brown, uro yon going? You must lot mo thank yon again," peremptorily holding ant a small, gloved hand. Tho man had boon really kind, aud now that sho might never lay eyes on him again, for she had not heard a word of tho arrangement her brother had boon making the folt that sho could well afford to bo gracious. ' 'I appreciate all your kindness so much. Gtoodby." "You need uot bave shaken bauds with him, dearie," murmured Noluiuo in hor oar, "but of course you could not know. His manners ore so gcutlotnau- ly"~ "Except perhaps when ho happens to bo exhorting tho bucking and imnouitont broncho," laughed Hugh parouthotioal- iy. "But ho was so very kind, you know, and I could not pay him"— ' 'Ho probably considers himself munificently rewarded now," laughed bar brother touuiugly. "Tuuro is uumothiug almost suspiciously refined about that young man's manner," olworvcd Mrs. Ellury rofloot- iraly. "It NOOZUB us if be must havo a history, as if ho might bo hiding in thi« oat of thu world pluooforsomo reason," "Ah, Nolbinc', your imagination, if dovotod to bonfjutiouul literature, would mulio your furtuuo," obaurvuil hor husband iudulgoutly. "As for poorHrowi), though, givu tho Uovil his duu uud stick to what you kuu\v about him." "liut ho does nut Hoom 4111(1) liko common ouwboy, vwUly," put iu ICditli iutofustodly. '' What do you know about him?" "Bimply that hu is iJrown of lic Bivor uiul tbo bust brouuhu broukur iu the girl thoughtfully, looking away. "It is suspiciously odd," pronounced Mrs. Ellery decidedly.' "I am sure that he has a history." CHAPTER IL ' The buildings of the K 0 ranch were grouped in picturesque disorder on a little plateau dotted over with box elder trees, foi'mlug a natural park at a bend of the shallow creek. The small stream deserved its name of Big Cow creek only by way of comparison with a tiny consort three miles or so across the country, to which it became united a few miles below. In point of beauty indeed both deserved fairer titles,' but the early settlers of Wyoming were practical souls, given to considering every object with reference to their particular interest, the cow. In all the country round no fairer grazing ground might be found than this, where the cattle might revel knee high in grasses in this blossom tirne of June. The valley was walled in on either side by abrupt, flat topped heights, revealing the boundaries of the ancient river, and along the banks ran a procession of old elder trees, gnarled > and twisted as though they had joyously wrestled with the winds of centuries, their fresh foliage a glory of green afid gold, while here and there an old cottonwood towered head and shoulders above the others almost somber in the dignity of duller and darker dress. Crowding down from the hills into luxuriant masses on the banks of the stream was a gay riot of wild flowers of every hue, as if, for this brief carnival time of summer, nature had been minded to give beauty for ashes with mad prodigality. The house was a low, rambling structure, complacently violating every known law of architectural style in the series of additions which had grown upon the first settler'acahin, but within it was most ingeniously contrived for both comfort and convenience, lacking tew of those luxuries that have come to be tho necessities of modern refinement. "It is not in the least an ideal cattle ranch," Edith declared, with a laughing affectation of 'disappointment. "I must reconstruct my ideas from first to last. I came expecting to 'rough it,' and Bnd -silk portieres and Persian rugs, high art furniture and the latest books. I feel that I have been a victim of misplaced confidence; that 'the wild and woolly west* is a myth. This is a paradise." She was lying in a hammock in the shade of the wide piazza, that, save for one broad entrance way, was all walled In on its open sides with vines of wild encumber. Through that wreathed opening one looked down a velvety slope of lawn to the creek, across which a noble jroup of trees joined hands, flickering lights chasing each other across the polished leaves as the light breeze buffeted tho willing branches to and fro. A wooden bridge crossed tho creek in the shadow of the trees, and resting on its timbers at one side a small flume carried water From the irrigating ditch on this side to the garden beyond, tho tiny flow laughing, gurgling and rollicking on its way with ten times tbo noise and jollity of the murmuring creek below. Between the swaying branches one caught a sapphire flash hero and there of the water winding about among the wild rose shickets, as though searching out the fairest flowers, its low banks guarded by a diminishing line of trees in fresh summer bravery aof tly ontliued against the misty gray of the saudy bluffs below. Under tho trees by tho bridge, a pretty pioturo against tho background of shimmering greens, a young woman in a brown cotton gown, bareheaded, and with well rounded arms showing to the elbow, was feeding a flock «f downy chickens, tho clang of tho spoon beating against the pan calling her charges together sounding liko au accompaniment of cymbals in the drowsy summer syiu- • ••'!• jpir. Caning her churyiia together. phony of bird song and tha hum of in- Boot life, tho soft swish of many leaves, and the molody of running water. Edith lookod at all tho fair pioturo with exquisite delight, but most of all she look- od at this girl. "Youlmvonot bad timo yot to find oat tho thorns bonenth tho roson,'' re- taniod NolKiuo, almost with an air of pique, being, iu fact, ratbor given to a certain enjoyment iu tho Uttlo airs of martyrdom she assumed by reason ot her Hooinl isolation, "I shall BOO nothing but tho roues, my dear. I novor SIDY HO niuuy together iu nil my lift) buforo. And to think that I actually have boon wanting sympathy upon you, you wretched little impostor! You writo charming lottorH, Moluiuo, but you belong to tho school of tho im« prosHionists. Your saeuory is always delightfully vitguo mid skotohy. I had imagined you in a howling wilderness. '* "Well, I think tho wiluuniGSB is iioro, (or all tho roues. You forgot thatono of the drawbacks of Arcadia in a luck of Booiuty." "No, 1 don't I count that in with tho roium tun! othur llueniitKH- Sooioty in a nuiwjiiw)." "Ah, you uro liko a man who hud just dinud, trying out, 'Whosvuntsauy- thing to out?' You have boon mitiu|«l with tho world, thu iloah and the tlovij for tho Uuiu tying." "i have, my dour, certainly, end take tbe Ifes* pij. far as I nrn concerned at this moment," luxuriously swaying back and forth, enjoying the landscape with eyes half closed. "Yon are perfectly blasphemous, yon conscienceless creature I 1 lament afresh that we are CO miles from church privileges." "What a relief it must be in the matter of bonnets I" rejoined the girl, smiling incorrigibly. "For my own part, 1 shall appreciate the opportunity lor finding 'toaguos in trees, books in tho rtlh- ning brooks, sermons iu stones,' and all that sort of thing, without the drawback of a congregation, but I suppose there are neighbors somewhere?" her glance specnlativoly ranging the distant hills. ' 'Oh, yes. Within a radius of 30 miles there are several families—-such as they are. Good people, too, bnt yon know tho type"—shrugging her dainty shoulders, "Nottingham laoo curtains iu the parlor and 'God Bless Our Home' in worsted work over tho mantel." "I recognize tho description, and ia the young woman yonder one of the natives?" "Artalissa'"—glancing down at tho young woman by the creek, who had now pnt down her pan and was gathering roses on the other side—' 'oh, Artalissa is from Nebraska!" '.'Artalissa of Nebraska. What a fetching iitlo that would be for anovell" idly amused with the idea. "I believe: she might tell a bit of a story if "she chose. I have heard some hints of a romance. Somebody—I think it was her •sister—married her lover," Nelsine explained, with the smiling indifference we accord to the tragedies of. other Jives. "And 'so Artalissa's heart was broken," Edith rejoined, regarding the girl with languid curiosity. "If it was, she believes in the theory of eimilia similibns cnrontur. In her limited sphere Artalissa is a dreadful flirt. The boys on the place are all dead in love with her, for which I am devoutly thankful, hoping they may amuse her sufficiently to indnce her to stay." "Death to the frogs perhaps, bnt"— "Oh, men have died from time to time, but not for love," replied Nelsine, calmly cynical. "If it is fun for Artalissa, I am not disposed, to worry about the frogs. The servant girl difficulty is too serious in .Wyoming to be squeamish about trifles—another of the drawbacks of Arcadia. We have more than work enough here for two girls, but even with the bait of $30 a mouth it is all we can do to find one. When I • read of 200,000 working women on the verge of starvation in New York, it makes me furious. If only tho sentimentalists and silly philanthropists would stop talking and writing about it and devote their energies toward bringing those starving women west, whore they are needed"— "She is rather handsome," remarked Edith absently, her eyes following tho girl. "There seems even a certain air of refinement about her. I should hardly have regarded her as belonging to that class." That class! For pity's sake, Edith, don't breathe such a reflection aloud I" cried the other in comical dismay. "Artalissa belongs to the best society—in Arcadia She teaches a district school kn tho winter—with half a dozen scholars. Iu the summer she has done housework in certain well recommended families, partly, I boliovo, because of the Uttlo family unpleasantness before referred to, on account of which she prefers not to go home, and partly because of a canny eye to business. And I sup-, poso tho next thing she will bo getting married. I live iu fear and trembling-— snob havoo as matrimony has always played in my household. Never a girl have I had who -has not left mo to bo married within six months of her coming. There seems a fatality about tho place. I believe even you would succumb to the sentimental influence—hard hearted little wretch that you ore—if there was any man in the country whom yon could possibly marry." "Do you think so?" and Edith looked away an she spoke, with au odd little smile. "Speaking of that, do you know it seems rather strange, door, that you don't sewn to flud' uliybody to please yon?" Nelsino observed insinuatingly, hitching her rooking chair a degree nearer, "I wonder how much longer you will keep us in suspense," regarding tho girl with a sort of tender curiosity, a certain gleam of excitement lighting her dark eyes ua eho perceived a Binjlfl deepening and dimpling about the pretty mouth. "Not much longer, I think, Noluiuo," tho girl's faoo (lushing faintly as site answered, with a wot't Uttlo laugh, Mrs. Ellovy's face, stiffened momentarily with surprise, was swiftly transformed to oiyitiwy. "Edith, you darling girl, you don't muatt to toll tuo"-~ "No, I don't," she replied, with teasing nonchalance, "but I thiuk I may before long." "You aro not engaged, y»on?" her faoo fulling disappointedly. "Not irrevocably, bnt I liavo taken a oouploof mouths todooidoif I will be." "And that was the reason of your sudden determination to visit us," jumping nt tho conclusion with swift femiuiuo intuition. "Well, of course it is lovely, but all tho suuto I wondered, yon dour, quaor thiug"— "After you had iuyitod mo over uud over again I ooufoas I cuuiiot BOO so much occasion for wonder if I flwiUy oauio," the girl interrupted, with sonx) gouuiuo piqua "Aliu Ballot was returning homo to Peuvur, too, and urging u»u to oomu with hur. Uually my miud was almost luudu up to oouto Licfoi'O— this—hupponod," "It wiiti B\vuuC of you to oomo, dw- liUKi whutuvur tho romxjn," kisuiug Iwr rapturously. "But will you toll use whwJ—iUJi—Iwpjifuud, how it huppou- ed ami all uboul W I am simply dyiug to know. First of all, who is no'i"' " Vou will appvovo, I tiuuk, ft to "Marshall Woodbury-*of all men I" her face expressing glowing appreciation of the advantages of such a niiion. "Yon are to be congratulated if ever a girl was. But why did yon hesitate, yott perverse child?" "The Woman who hesitates is lost," the girl murmured absently, her gaze following the line of the creek. "I feel rather lost when I think of it, Nelsine." "It was not my Way," pursued the other reminiscently. "When I fell in love with Hugh—ah, me, What a goose I Was I—Iconic! hardly^eat or sleep until I was sure 1 of him, while you"— pane- ing tentatively and studying the girl's calm face with a sort of puzzled wonder. < "My appetite continues good, thank heaven," laughing unconcernedly. "And unless I dissipate with coffee at unseemly hours I still enjoy the sleep of tho just." "Yon don't appear to have; it in yon to make a goose of yonrself in that way like the rest of us," Nelsino protested,a touch of reproach in the tone. "Yon have flirted too much. It baa Spoiled yon." '..'-,* ;..-; .'. ; • "I bavo — experimented a little," smiling demurely. "Be just to me, dear." "I don't know what yon expected." "I expected a miracle to happen, and it did not. I asked that the water ba turned to wine, but"— "Yon asked too much." Men are none of them perfect." "But one must—experiment to find that out, don't you think?, One must be educated up to the point of compromise." "Oh, I don't understand yon at all, yon trying creature! Here yon ought to be the happiest girl in the world, with such a chance before you—everything that yon could ask. To be sure, there may be a slight disparity in point ot years; but," she afdded, with naive ingenuousness, bethinking herself, "there is every compensating advantage." "To be sure. Let us never forget the compensating advantages," cried the girl, with something of sardonic mirth. "And I suppose yon really do core for him a little, or yon would not oven think of it.". "I care for him a great deal," she admitted quite calmly. "If I am ever to marry at all, I am 'sure I could scarcely do better. He is really very nice." "You'damn him with faint praise,' as somebody says," Nelsiue declared, smiling faintly, with a baffled air; "The question is not as to the depths ot his affection, I take it. He is madly in love with yon, of course." "Oh, as to that, I might say, in the words of the good book: 'He is of age. Ask him.' " A hint of sarcasm lay in her rather mirthless laugh. "To tell the truth, ho appears quite—rational.' I even think it is not altogether flattering to my self love, but I am rather persuaded that it was my talents as a housekeeper which principally won me favor in his eyes, and bo is kind enough to fool that I may bo safely Intrusted with the caro of the children. He is a widower, you know. And whan affections are served up warmed over, who Is it says of second love that it is merely a flower laid on the grave of the fast?" "Oh, don't! How can yon? When it ia each utter nonsense too. Tho adapt*-, bility of men's hearts"— "Oh, yos. The adaptability of a lobster in tho matter of its claws. We have beard the comparison so often, and we know it must be true. Only if one were disposed to be exacting, unreasonably critical in selecting one's lobster, the first growth of claws might soom rather preferable on tho whole, don't yon think?" "Ah, that ia it! I understand at last," cried Notaino triumphantly.. "Yon are jealous that ho cored for another first. You really do care for him down iu your heart inoro than you are willing to admit, you proud little iceberg." "Do yon really thiuk so?" Horfemite was half sad, half whimsical, but there was no smallest blush of girlish con* soiousuoBB. "Well, do you know, I tell myself that a hundred times a day, but somehow every morning I havo to begin tho story all over again. It is like Penei* ope's needlework. Only I don't undo it on purpose really, Nelsine. And don't look so discouraged. I am not yot wearied with well doing. Perhaps with two mouths moro of repetition tho statement will stick." ^ (TO UK CONTIKintP.J or U»rd Time*. Tho statistics of imports for the first nine mouths of this year show evidence of hard times. Tho average imports ot diamonds for tho first nine mouths of ouoh of the last flva years wcro f 10,. (184,472, while for the uino months of 1604, ending Sept, 80, they woro only $6.460,086. Imports of musical instru- uicwln dropped from f 940,940 to |884, • 689; tho imports of silks from $38,000,. 000 to ¥18,000,000; tho imports of toyl from $3,881,418 to $1,877,601; the im, ports of wines from $0,808,806 to $4.,« 449,800, And (hero was a corresponding falling off iu all other articles ot luxury,—Chicago Record. I Alniululuni It bas already boou demonstrated in tho oaso of tho Yarrow ulumlulum tor- | iiodo boat that thut motul, oven in alloy, ! iu uuublo to rosUt tho corroding notion ! of suit water. Tho osporluwts couently j uiaclo by tho Ainoriouu inival uuthor(<' ' ttos Iu this rosuoot nro fully borup, on^, U romuins to bo soon whotluu 1 tlio oluiuj inudu in behalf of tho aluminium boat ruoQutly testud ili thu Thuuios is luBtl- o«a. _^ ">' IM tb«). I'eultuulUry. Thief—Row do you liko your new quarters? CounterfoJtw<just in)—Oh, } guep |upy,»ro 110 wcuuo than tho h«Jf dollMi (.,

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