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The King ama. CHAPTER XXVIT. OSE turned home full of righteous anger against the meddling Donald, and resolved that, since he had become actively mischievous, the moment for his exposure had come. She found the two young men to father, and something in the ex* pression of each helped her to th< conclusion that the Scotchman had oraftily but vainly, been endeavoring to poison Siegfried's mind against her. Tiie idea of "her boy,' 88 she considered Siegfried, having his mind perverted after all her loving care of him, inflamed her with passionate wrath which caused her to fling prudence to the winds. She stood erect before the young men with the air of a Juno, and, rejecting the caress- lag hand with which Siegfried would have helped her off with the flowing nurse's cloak ehe always wore out of doors, she fixed her fierce eyes on bis companion and said: "I have just come from Scarborough. from the Princess OttHio and her friends. I find that you, Donald Keith, had been there before me, spreading Injurious reports about my character." Donald turned pink to the roots of his pale hair, and fell to shaking and stammering. Siegfried, startled, distressed, incredulous, looked from the one to the other without a word, try- Ing to understand. "Really, madam," said Donald, try- Ing to recover his dignity, and poising his head more loftily than ever, "I—I assure you I am quite at a loss to understand your accusations. There was no more reason why 1 should not call upon the princess' friends than—in short, I said nothing about you but •what I had heard from—from friends in fact." "From Mr. SilcUester?" said Rose, •with a burning blush, as she remembered suddenly what his ideas were on the subject of her character. "Yes. madam," said Donald, profiting quicKly by her evident consternation. "Certain reports had come to him far more malicious than any I •would circulate about any lady." Rose had turned deadly white, for she could neither incriminate herself before her boy nor exculpate herself before his enemy. She had not time to decide what course to pursue when Siegfried's voice, startling her by the new decision of iis tones, broke upon ker. "I am sorry." he said, "to have to seem inhospitable to a man who was snce my r'rieud. But the claims of Rose are highest of all. Donald, my house cannot shelter the man who could breathe one word against her." "Very well, prince," purred Donald, «t once retreating towards the door •with a low bow. "Then, I have the honor to wish you ana the lady good- day. And I am happy to think that I can give a good account cxf her health and spirits to Madam Landeghem." He thought this shot waald tell, and let himself out of the door as Rose •tarted. She turned quicltly to Siegfried, anxioue to lose no time in putting hcrmlf right In his er»s. "I wwt to e»lalu to TO« b«"» M: 1s that he thinks so ill of me," she b«gs» with fierce eagerness. Siegfried went up to her affectionately, and put one hand gently on her mouth. His face was very grave. "Do you think," he said, "I would allow you to give explanations to me? You don't yet understand how I feel for you. Anybody, no matter how dear W ae. who should dare to utter a word against yon in my hearing, or to my knowledge, would go straight out of my heart and my life, as the princess and her friends went the other day, and as Donald Keith went just now." "But you will call upon the princess again?" asked Rose in alarm. "No." "But. it was not their fault. They made the most graceful apologies!" "I have decided that I don't wanl to marry yet. perhaps not at all," said Siegfried restlessly. And Rose, foreseeing a danger in his excited manner, forbore to press the matter further, and made an excuse to leave bin. to himself. The same danserous subject came to th« front again two days later, however, in an abrupt and startling manner. Rose, who had been careful to avoid any cuance of a private conversation with Siegfried since Donald's departure, was taking a walk by her•elf in a straggling wood not far trow the house, when she was startled by ths sudden appearance before h«r of Gerard Fowler. He had been watching for her, he said; and bursting out into violent reproaches of her for her perfidious conduct, her inconstancy, her haartlessness. he accused her of wishing to jilt him for the sake o£ a man who was better off than he, but who could nev«r care for her as he did. Rose listened very quietly, though •he was frightened. For, sine* she had been keeping up h»r correspo»4- •nc* with him without any hint of a 4««ir« to break it off, It was clear that this vlalt and attack bad been In- •tlgated by gom« on* more te *• "All tnls is nonsense," she said calmly. "I have no more wish to jilt you, as you calj it, than I have ever had. But. I should like to know who put these ideas into your head." He disclaimed the notion of having been instigated by any one, without, however, convincing her. She was about to signify her djsg-ust at liis conduct by leaving him withbut further parley, when he suddenly proceeded from words to action; and, seizing her by the wrists, declared himself so passionately jealous that he would not allow her to return to the house, but demanded that she should come back to London with him immediately, and, by marrying him at once, give him the right to protect her against the slanderers 1 , who, he asserted, were busy with her name. A suspicion darted into Rose's mind which blanched her cheeks and filled her with dismay. There was a> reason for this absurd and most unnatural desire to prevent her returning to the house, she felt sure; this devotion was too violent, too sudden. Finding that remonstrance was useless, she at last was obliged to exert her muscular strength, which was considerable; and after an exciting struggle she ended by freeing herself, and escaping by a path which brought her too quickly in view of the house for him to dare to follow. Just within the conservatory door, by which she entered, Rose found Siegfried, who was looking as if he, on hi« side, was suffering from some great excitement. At si.--.ht of her flushed face and the red marks on her wriats, lie uttered a cry and started forward. She made a gesture to keep him back. "I am not hurt," she said. "Hurt!" echoed he, gazing into her 'ace with eager solicitude. "Who has dared to try to hurt you?" Rose laughed, and tried to put him off, seeing how deep his distress was. 3ut he kissed her hands and hung about her, with a passionate fervor in he hesitating words he uttered which svas new and alarming. "You must tell me who it was. J will know. I have a right to know, for I love you and will protect you as you have protected me," he whispered hoarsely. CHAPTER XXVIII. OSE tried to draw herself away, tried to look hard aiul dignified, but ?!:c failed utterly, for she loved him, and the very touch o( his hands moved her to almost uncontrollable emotion. "Prince — Siegfried, you must not speak like that, you must not dare to think such things. You don't wish to bring pain and trouble upon me, I'm sure." "Oh, Rose, the trouble is come," said he close to her ear, with trembling lips. "They will want to take me away from you. Will not that pain you? Oh, Rose, it would break my heart! I have grown from a sickly boy to a man in your sight, through your care; what you have begun you must finish, Rose; I cannot live without you." She could not at first answer; the tempest of feeling in her was too strong. But the touch of her hand, as she laid it on her boy's head as she had so often done before, told him that, whatever frowning lookB she might " Tie. her heart went out r.a biro «?ith 'the old sympathy. "My boy," she whispered, "I do lore you dearly. I do thank God that It was in the warmth of my love you grew strong for the trials and dangers that are in store for you. I feel, as you do. that the time is drawing near when we must be parted. I have fulfilled my trust to your father, and I live in the firm hope that the love h# felt for you and passed on to me has sot been thrown away. By the grace of Heaven. I balieve you will fight your •memles well, an4 win back your rlgM place in the world." "I don't want any place in the world without you, Rose," burst out Siegfried. "I clon't want a kingdom, I want you for my wife. And nothing shall prevent my winning you, unless," and his face and voice changed, "unless you really love this Gerard Fowler—" Rose interrupted him passionately. "I will never speak to him again." Siegfried instantly guessed the truth. "It is he you have just seen!" he "He has annoyed you. insulted And I was not there to protect Now, Rose, you can say nothing you must promise to be my wife without delay, do you hear? without delay, I gay." In his vehemence he wrung her hands fiercely; and Rose, suddenly suspicious, held him back. "Why are you so earnest, so persistent?" she asked. "Something has happened that you have not told me of; I can see it in your eyes." For answer he flung himself on his j the suspense. ..ried. you! you. now; knees before her, sobbing and clinging | happen? to her. "Yes, yes," he whispered brokenly. "I cannot keep it from, you any longer. They have just told me there is some one in the drawing room who wants to se« me. It is Mr. Silchester." Rose started violenUjr. The blow had fallen .at la«t in earneat Aithougfc •Tie nad never expressed in words to Siegfried her black suspicions of thU. man, the prince ' had been able to guess that she considered him the most dangerous of his enemies. For a few moments each looked in the other's face with an expression of dull, undefined dread. Then Rose smiled bitterly. "Of what use are your pretty plans now, my poor boy?" she asked in a husky whisper. The words had scarcely passed her dry lips when a. footstep she remembered well through all these months was heard inside the house. Hurriedly bidding Siegfried to rise, she composed herself by a great effort for the ordeal before her. The next moment Mr. Silchester, as handsome and beautiful as ever, was in the conservatory holding out two exquisitely white hands to her in most effusive si-petlne. "My dear Mrs. Revel," he began, not at all put out by the coldness of her look aad manner. "I began to think I should never have the pleasure ot renewing a delightful acquaintance. And what—why, who in the world have we here? Not, surely, the pale, shivering lad whom I pitied with all my heart on that unfortunate last meeting of ours! Well, Mrs. Revel, allow me to congratulate you with all my heart on what I feel sure is the most successful piece of nursing your skill ever accomplished." He shook hands heartily with Siegfried, who, less wary than Rose, was inclined to think she must have misjudged this amiable and courtly gentleman. Mr. Silchester hastened to explain that he had come on a hurried visit to see how his young friend was getting on, moved thereto by the fact that he had on the previous day by chance met Donald Keith, whose manner had given him the impression that something was wrpng with the little household. '"And I am 'forced to come to tne conclusion," continued Mr. Silchester, "that our friend Donald was animated by pure and simple Jealousy in making this report, for I can't imagine that either of you could possibly look better. Poor Donald feels that you, Madam Revel, have ousted him from his place in the heart of your charge here." Mr. Silchester was on his way to Liverpool, he said, and had left his luggage at the station; he would only ask their hospitality for a few hours, and then continue his journey by the one late train. So he dined with them, fascinated them in spite of themselves by his geniality and his interesting description" of his life in India, and then took his departure, leaving himself barely time to catch his train. Therefore, Rose was not surprised when he returned, an hour afterwards, in a cab with his luggage, craving their further indulgence could they put lim up for the night. Of course they could not refuse, but Rose's heart beat high with apprehension. There was only one spare room in the house readj^for use; it was that which Donald Keith had occupied during his stay, and had at one time communicated with the bedroom Siegfried used by means of a door which was now fastened up. This door was at the head of the prince's bed, but concealed by the draperies at the back. Rose, who had seen among Mr, Silchester's luggage a package of the same size and shape of the suspicious hat box of his which she had seen at the Liverpool hotel before, came to a sudden decision which she kept to herself until the moment of retiring for the night. Even then she could not get a word with Siegfried alone; but as she shook hands with the prince in the hall, and let him light her candle, she managed to whisper:— "Change rooms with" me to-night, Go to yours, and a minute later I will come in without knocking, and you will slip into my room without one word." Tms whisper was passed in the Tery presence of Mr. Silchester, Rose sela- ing a moment when he was lighting Mrs. Thomson's candle and wishing that lady good-night. The concentrated stratagem was executed without a hitch—that is to say, without a sound. The prince slipped out oX his room as she slipped in, so quietly that she felt satisfied that no noise had reached even the sharp ears in the next room. For fear of re-using his suspicions she lay down on the bed, but a few minutes later slid off it again, and listened, affecting before long the heavy breathing of a person asleep. As nothing whatever hacoened. this proceeding •ooa Grade her drowsy, an A ner S!ee»y head was falling on' the bed by whick she was kneeling, when the pMitlest little scraping sound in the world eud- denlj aroused her into •wakefulness. She had placed an unligated candla beside her with a box of matches. Listening now very intautly, she heard the gentle scrape-scraue behind the bed-drapery, never ceasing, law, monotonous, such a sound as would scarcely have roused the lightest sleeper. It went on for a very lon^ time, for hours as it seemed to Rose. At last she heard a sound of something giving way; the door was opening. A moment later the drapery was moved; then, almost as soon, it wa* replaced. Than came perfect silence. Rose had seen a faint gleam of .light as tie drapery was drawn aside; that was all. The door had been softly closed agaia. She waited. The minutes passed slowly in the silence, the darkness, and Was nothing'going to •tlH retaining presence or mina mough to make no noise, she struck a light. Holding the candle over the bed with a shaking hand, she looked, and saw—nothing. After a moment's sickening hesitation, she tore back tile bed-clothes. A brown snake, coiled between the sheets, sprang up. darting Its head towards her. As the king had died, so was hii young son to have died—by th» bit/ Of a poisonous snake. WHEN SHALL WE PLOW? [TO BE CONTIXCED,] STORES OF AMBER. Thi« Yellow Substance Is Fished and Mined For Iu East Prussia. [Special Correspondence.] BERLIN, Nov. 13.—Germans term the Sainlaud—that part of the Baltic sea's south shore lying; be-nveeu Dautzic and Meme!—the California of east Prussia from the fact that tbeouly amber mines and fisheries of any importance in the whole world are there located. Amber is real!}- notuing more HOT less than mineralized resin from pine trees of a eort that seems to have become extinct and never to have grown extensively in any other par^ of the world. The largest and clearest blocks of amber are gathered from tho floor of the Baltic off the shore near the village of Palmnicken by divers who are called amber fishermen. Their employment is by no means child's play, though mortal accidents among them are rarely reported. The amber reef on which they work is about GOO feet long and 400 feet broad. It consists of solid masses of the prized substance, deposited by the currents that meet there. The divers are employed ]0 full months in every 12 and would not be idle at all were it no for the frightful weather of about eigh weeks ia midwinter each year. Anchored over the reef the visitor will observe a little flotilla of ten or a dozen boats. Each of these boats has a crew of six in addition to two divers fitted out with the most modern of div ing appliances. These latter remain under water five hours at a stretch, working almost always in a recumbent position. This alone renders an amber fisherman's life anything but comfortable, to say nothing of the extremely low tern peratnre of the water in the spriug anc fall and indeed nearly all summer. Besides his paraphernalia as a diver, he is burdened with a heavy iron bar, with which he loosens the blocks of amber from the bottom and frees them from enveloping sand aud entangling seaweed. He also has strapped about his waist a receptacle- for the smaller pieces, which he carries with him until he comes to the surface. Wheu he sees a piece too large to handle in that way, he ascends at once, bringiug it in his hands. Sometimes a piece is fouud that is so heavy as to require the strength of two men in getting it to the surface, aud finds of great slabs of pure amber are recorded that could not be raised without the employment of heavy tackle, though they have been very rare. The dangers suffered by these men are from storms and the shutting off of tho air supply. Great fluctuations of air pressure are also heard, and the men in charge of the air pumps watch the gauge incessantly as they work. Along tho coast at Schwartzart, about 90 miles to the east of Palmuicken, much amber is cast ashore by each big storm, and there the amber fishermen take their prizes from the beach while the storm is raging and from the bottom in from three to six feet of water after the storm is over. Their work requires much physical strength and hardihood. Not far inland from these shore fisheries are the amber mines made by sinking shafts iu the sandy soil and running galleries in various directions. As these galleries must be lower than the sea level a great deal of pains has to be taken to keep the water from filtering in. Close to Meinel, along this same coast, the sea bottom is dredged for amber, a fleet of boats being constantly kept busy thereat excepting when the weather is exceedingly bad. This industry has been in existence for hundreds of years. In all its forms it is carefully supervised by the government. P. E. N. UNITED WORKMEN. Tlie Had nothing happened? A Relief Law a Source tit Strength. Chips From the Workshop, In case 13 assessments are not sufficient to discharge the liabilities in amy jurisdiction in any one year the A. O. U. W. has the ralief law as a current cost, reserve clement, a feature not possessed lay any other fraternal beneficial organizati-on. It may not be out of place to call atwntion.to the utility of this feature as a reserve element. Ko fraternal organization has as yet accumulated $3,000,000 as a reserve, yec the A. O. U. W. has collected, and paid out through the relief law in the lust 17 years over $3,OOu, 000 and has an assessable reserve equal to 41,000,000 per annum.—A. O. U. V. Bulletin. The order added nearly 500 new members to the roll in California last month. Brethren, upon a proper development of the fniK-nial spirit- in our order our future success depends. Let this te made manifest. The order is booming in Maine. The grand supervisor is a hustler. Convocations are being held in different parts of the stare, parades are frequent and the lodges are receiving a large number of applications. There are more than 2,000 United Workmen in Rhode Island. Nebraska City lodge recently initiated to candidates in one evening. •Wisconsin has already taken in more new members in nine months than in any year under the level plan since 1S79. B«<alt» of F»il Plowing Summed t?p l>y T Kaiuuut Farmer- A Topeka correspondent of the Kansas Farmer, who has made inquiries of farmers in various sections of the state in the past four years regarding the results of fall plowing, writes: Where good soaking rains followed the fall plowing the report was favorable, but if a dry winter followed it was unfavorable. For this reason it is never safe to fall plow in Kansas without following it close up with the disk or slanting tooth harrow weighted down, the object being to destroy all cavities, which are waste places in tho soil, and press the soil around the trash to start it fermenting aud to prevent also the drying out the soil. The -work will be still better done if the ground is disked just before plowing as vrell as after, for this loose soil turned under will settle more compactly in the bottom of the furrow and leave fewer cavities at the greater depth where it- is most difficult to reach them afterward. If I knew it was going to rain within one week from the time of plowing, I would still use the harrow or disk to settle the soil, because the ruin will pass through it more rapidly auci leave it iu better shape than in the loosu plowed soil. This uiuy seem paradoxical, but water will not drop through a cavity over three inches below the surface. It always passes around the open spaces, along the surfaces of the soil grains, so that a cavity is almost as much of a hiudrauce as a rock of corresponding size. If the loose plowed soil should ever become fully saturated, then the soil grains will settle very closely and unevenly, forming strata of coarse aud fine grains, which is oftentimes a serious condition iu fine textured soils. If heavy rains pack the soil after fall plowing and before winter sets iu, a light harrowing to loosen the top and restore the "dry soil mulch," is very essential. No system or tillage, however good in itself, can fully remedy the mischief done by plowing too wet or too dry. Every soil has its own limit of wetness and drvness, between which it can be plowed, and the soil particles will uatu- rally fall apart from each other, mix up and take new positious. The harrow helps the soil grains to find new positions and to be in touch with at least a few neighbors. Wheu this condition cau "be brought about, the soil fairly supplied with humus aud kept blanketed with a dry rop will offer great resistance to drying sun ;md wind. While I believe the practice of fall plowing to be good for a large portion of Kausas, where it is done intelligently, yet I apprehend that its greatest value lies in the opportunity it £ives to turn under vegetable matter aud restore some of the rapidly disappearing humus, but more especially to cover nu- der a green leguminous crop grown specially for that purpose by those who caauot successfully grow clover, or are not yet ready to adopt a clover rotation, the system to which every farmer in time must come. That Hie Y'ielU of Corn. John Powers of Whiteside county, Ills. , wou the first premium at the Illinois state fair for largest yield of com on a single acre. The record was 166 bushels and 30 pounds. Naturally so large a yield could only be made by a thoroughbred variety. Here is the story of how he succeeded iu obtaining so large a yield as told by himself iu The Farm, Field and Fireside: The variety was Iowa Silver Mine. The soil is black loam, rye stubble, well manured in the fall. Method of culture: round plowed five inches deep in spring, harrowed three times before and three after planting, drilled in and cultivated with gardeu plow and hoe; all unproductive stalks removed, not a 'loafer" remaining in the ground. Was picked between the 20th and 25th of September. The actual measurement of the ground was 32 square feet less than au acre. The yield was 106 bushels 30 pounds. The journal quoted says: "For some unexplained reason the white varieties of corn seem to be the most productive. The biggest record on yellow dent corn sve have been able to find is that made jy the Kural Prolific." Culture of Mushrooms. Mushroom growing in summer re- [uires as indispensable conditions a \>ol, moist atmosphere and a dark place rom which flies may be excluded. The breeding of maggots in the mushrooms as soon as summer weaEher begins renders their culture unprofitable under irdinary conditions. A cool, dark un- of Malta. There are over 1.100 members of the order in Lackawanna county. Five cominanderies have applied for dis- faint hissing sound suddenly struck on her ears, and a suapicion darted into , her mind so loathesome, so terrible, that j pensation to admit classes ranging from she suddenly became w«t aad cold from 60 to 10 ° each ' head to foot and unable to move; th» nert moment she heard th» hissing sound again, nearer than before-. back lithtlx to her. fert. Rising Star commaxidery. Xo. 387, •will be instituted iu Nashua, X. H.. early in December by Supreme Commander K. W. Samuel, M. D., and staff. 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