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"LAUCHOCRAPHS." CHA.rTEIiSl.-At the beginning of the civil wur Valentine Wotdon WHS suepicted of the murder of nis brother Frwt-rijk, who had rtis appeared, ur. Blaruhard amrrltil their bis- ter. He became a widower, ""d years after the supposed murder went west with his children. Howaid. Alice and Clara.Captain (Iran don co' ducted the train when it riaehcu the far west. Two Dad cnaraetcrs. Henry Kyle acd front Hobb. joined them. 11—Henry Kyle goon leaves the train and visits her fatner and sister Nora, who attempt to turn him from his evil life, ill—Two lawyers named mlm come to the went from Virginia to attempt to force tie Blttnchards to relinquish the \s eirton estate, rbe Bll j sf8 ally themselves with one l^utonsndhissTHDir, who are ready for any villainy IV—Louis Kyle, Henry Kyle's brother warns Captnin Brandon aipdnst Uouton's jranjf V.—The misses accuse l>r. Blancard of bav- in* murdered his wife. VI—Lows Kyle enlists a tii'hting hermit called the Prophet In behalf of the Ulanohards agalnsi Bouton. Vll -P&tto deserts the BlaocharJ and sroes to Beuton. Captain Brandon encounters Henry *y'e, H^hts him and leaves htm for dean »lil- Vulentine Kyle confesses that hi is Valt-ntino Weldon. and that b" killed his brother Frederic* unintentionally. IX-The Blisses give Routon their i'lan. They mean to *et '.he Blanohards out of tho way and claim tho Weldon estate, to which the Blanehardu are holrn. X- Captain Brandon visits tho P-ophet. IX— Br, lilanouard Is seized by Houton,, CHAPTER XI. Bouton made known his intentions to his prisoners, informing them of the charge and his intention to take Dr. Blanchard back to Wesc .Virginia for trial. The doctor tore up the -warrant in his face, and indignantly denied the charge. The doctor deemed an explanation due to those about him, and told the story of his lifo. With much shrewdness he guessed at the plot in which Lawyer Bliss and his sons were so deeply interested. When the doctor had finished, sturdy John Clyde, as spokesman for the immigrants, said: ' "Wo don't need your explanation, doctor, to convince us of your innocence. We believe in you and are ready to fight for yon, though wo one and all regret that our fighting will do no good at this time. But wo can say this—we do not propose to leave here till this thing is settled." When Dr. Blanchard became calmer, he saw that resistance would bo useless, and he reasoned that Boutou would not hesitate to enforce his command. Drawing Alice and Clara to one side he said: ' 'My children, there is nothing left but to submit to these men. Let us go with them, and trust to heaven to shield us from the harm they contemplate." "We will go with you, father," said Alice, with her urrns about his neck. "We could not, would not remain back. Keep good heart and succor will come. I have faith in Louis Kyle.'" "As I have," replied the doctor. "But let xis be getting ready." Believing that the outlaws would not dare to take them within reach of the law, and hoping that a rescue would BOOU come, the doctor decided to leave all his effects not needed for immediate use in the cure of Johu Clyde. Clyde and his companions having made up their minds to remain where they were till the doctor's troubles were over, at once begau preparations for a permanent camp. Promptly at noon Bouton oomo over, leading two saddle horses, Patch following with a pack mule intended to carry the "outfit" of the young ladies. "Doctor," he said, "you can ride your own horse for the present. Come, w« are waiting for you.'' The parting of the doctor and his daughters from the immigrants was sad m the extreme. The women cluU;? to Alice and Clsura, and the men could not check their tears as they held the old man's hajid. John Clyde hetoed 4iice "ify children, there is nothing If ft but to submit." irnA Clara to mount, hands were waved in adieu, and the march to an unknown destination began. All Bouton's men •were in the saddle and -waiting. Henry Kyle, pale and reticent, was at the rear of the line, where the pact animals were in readiness. The prisoners, for such they were, were placed in tie center of tho line. The cavalcade headed for the twith and soon wound out of the valley of tlio Blue Water. Sini Bliss and his brother Tom, after the exaltation over their success had sub- aided, began to ask themselves how their plans had been furthered and what xe- utained to be done for their perfection. While the Bliss brothers were discussing *fce situation Bouton's brain was not idle. He rode apart from his men, his head bowed and the reins, dangling from the neck of his horse. He had the habit peculiar to men who live much in aolitade of thinking aloud, and on this occasion his thoughts ran something after this fashion: "The Kyles and the "Weldons are one. There can be no doubt about that. If this dog, Sim Bliss, told me the truth— tod I think he did—the Kyles are the tt they put ia appearance the Blanehards wouTcl M nowhoro. If Henry and Louis Kyle were both dead, that estate would belong to their sister Nora and her husband, if she had one. I am supposing now that Valentine Kyle, remains iu exile, and he will if he's wise. The two Blauchard girls are pretty as pictures, but so is Nora. The man that gets Nora Kyle for a wife will strike the biggest kind of a bonanza. I think I see the gentleman. I think I see my way as straight as a string and clear as a trout stream." Mr. Bouton straightened up in the saddle, drew in the reins and urged his horse to that part of the line where Henry Kyle was riding, evidently in very low spirits. " A penny for your thoughts," laughed Bouton, reining in and playfully slapping Henry on the back. Henry Kyle half turned and asked: "What do you propose to do with Dr. Blanchard's daughters?" "I haven't thought about them. I believe the Bliss brothers are enough interested in their welfare to see that no harm comes to them.'' "The Bliss brothers are natural bom protectors,'' sneered Henry Kyle. "If you don't think they can fill the bill, why don't you go in and give them your services? Here yo\i are in the sulks instead of beijig delighted at our success—at the success of your own plans.'' ' 'I am f=o delighted at the success of my own plans that I feel like cutting my throat.'' "Don't do that. But why the feeling?" '.'I didn't join this outfit to make war on women and children. If this doctor and his EOII are prisoners and thieves, let the Blisses pay us for our services and take, them away, though, to be frank, I think it a put up job, and you think the same thing." "We novcr had any doubt about that. But the young ladies—what would you do with them?" "lean take them to a place where they will be safe and well caxed for." "Where is that?" "My father's house." "I thought you were never goh'.j; back there again." "Then you thought wrong. My mother lives, and so lung as she lives she will receive me, and I will seek her out.'' "But supposing your brother falls in love with the girl who has now your heart?" Bouton chuckled and looked out between the horse's ears, "I shall suppose nothing. I have not been in the habit of considering the effect of my conduct. My being here is the best proof of that. Excepting yourself and a few men of the same cast the members of this gang are creatures of impulse. We act, then think." Bouton bowed with a mock courtesy and rode to the rear of the line, where Font Robb and Patch had charge of the pack mules. He gave them some orders, then galloped to the head of the line, where the young Shoshone, Black Eagle, had command of the scouts. He remained with the Indians till the sun set. By this time they had readied an open valley, through which wound a broad, shallow stream, the banks lined with cottonwood and the grassy expanse broken here and there by clumps of cedar and mountain oaks. Bouton's trained eye at once fell on the proper position for a camp, and he dismounted from his horse. He sent a number cf the Indians into the surrounding hills to act as vedettes. and wait till Dr. Blauchard came up with Alice and Clara. He would have helped the young ladies to dismount had they not anticipated him and sprung from their saddles. 'Ton will permit me," he said, with a profound bow, '' to be your humble Mrvant so far as to take charge of your horses.'' He took the bridles, and when all the party was up he instructed one of his men to stake the horses in a peninsula formed by a bend in the river, the long rawhide ropes giving ample space for grazing. Huge fires were built, and from the packs provisions were taken for the evening meal. Dr. Blanchard gave no thought to himself. Anxiety for his beautiful daughters rent his heart, and for the time unmanned him. If he could have had assurances of their safety, he would I have willingly given up his own life, j but such assurances could not be; had. There was not in all the party a man to whom he could look for help. | Once, as he saw Henry Kyle passing, j the impulse came to him to call to the j young man and invoke his aid. Henry Kyle looked to be so different from the others that the doctor imagined he. might be better, until he recalled that j it was Henry Kyle who had come as a j spy to their camp on the plains and had | afterward betrayed them. While he was ] thinking this over Clara laid her hand on his shoulder and whispered to him, as if she read his thoughts: "Might we not appeal to Henry Kyle?" From the first the handsome, graceful yxmth had made an impression on Clara, •which she would blush to acknowledge to herself, but do what she wonld she, could not banish ^i™ from her mind. I The doctor shook his head and answered: • "Why should we appeal to him?j Does he not know the utter helplessness; and misery of onr situations?" j l ;He does, fatherland yet somethina tells me ne might be Induced to a|d us. 1 *1 "If his own heart does not induce him, our words will not." |' Critic—"The great trouble about pic- "Would you let me try?" tares nowadays is " Artist—"That "2J>, my child. I cannot permit you n£) one tljat tas money enough to buy to seek an additional indignity. Let us one hag tagte enou2 jj to warit one."— i endure with patience till heaven sends BrooXIyn Life _ nsaid." ,„ . , . . „.,. Husband—"Mv friend Charly recog r The doctor drew Clara to his breast Q %Y ife-"That's and kissed her beautiful white brow and ^.^ JfQr j WQre the same hat you le ?hY^dL'picket, were recall by Bought for me three years ago."-Flie- three rifle shots following each other at B encle Blatter. ,.,,.*., re-ular intervals. Black Eagle and his Jabbers-"! woke up las., night and ten Indians were ravenously hungry— found a burglar in my room." Havers the uomad Indian seems to have been —"Catch him?" Jabbers-"Certainly born hungry, and there is no authentic not I'm not making a collection of record of his ever having eaten enough, burglars."—Puck. Boutou was too prudent to feed his i Teaspout—"Why are you so angry at braves all they could eat. He caused tc the doctor?" Mrs. Teaspout—"When I be ?n before them what he considered a to i,j him i na( j a terrible tired feeling "square feed" And when they had ng to ]<j me j- o show him my tongue."— finished every fragment and licked the Household Words, platters clean he drew the young chief ^ (j ra h a m—"Speaking of Mortimer, his Growinjr Black Walnut for Timber. There has come to be a widespread Black Eagle to onu side aud said: "Black Eagle, you are the bravest man, white or red, iu the mountains. 1 , jeve want yon to help me. I want you to take this white man, Dr. Blauchard, away from camp tonight." "And where am I to take him?" "I do not know, iior do I care, only this—he must never be seen again." "Not even his scalp?" "No." "It shall be as you say. to return?" "As soon as you can." "By daylight?" "That will do." "Good! My braves and wife is considered quite a good judge of music, isn't she?" Morgan—"I be- At any rate, Mortimer never plaj-s at home."—Boston Transcript. | "Dear," she said softly, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "I have ened. He had heard such talk on the stage, "Go- on," he hissed. "I— ' I told you," she stammered, "that,, I When am 1 had taken £ course of lessons at the cooking school. It was fa—false!" He j staggered back. Then the full mean- j Ing of her confession dawned upon i him. With a wild cry of joy he strain- I will rest. ' ed her to his exulting heart. Wake us -when you are ready," saidj "Madam," said Meandering Mike, Black Eagle, • who had been pleading in vain, "ef He went over and lay dowji among nothin' else'll move ye, I'm willin' to the dusky renegades, and Bouton sought do anythin' yer say in the way of odd out the Bliss brothers and sat down be- j obs fur me breakfast." "All right; tween them. there's some wood that needs chop"Well," he said, with the expression pingi " He looked at it for a moment, of a man who had got rid of a care, "that point is settled. " "What point?" asked Sim. "About the old man." "Going to send him off?" "Yes." "With whom?" "Injuns." "What will they do with him?" "Lose him." "Lose him!" echoed the two brothers. "Without the ghost of the shadow of a doubt. I wish we had the old man's and then turning away said: "No, I'm a man of my word, an' I sticks to the letter of me proposal. I said 'odd' jobs, an' there ain't nothin' more common an' ordinary than choppin' wood."—• Washington Star. She was the daughter of a street railway magnate. And the good-looking young man had just kissed her. A moment later he looked in her eyes with a disappointed expression. "Can't you pay that -back?" he murmured. son in the same box. " The lovely girl tossed her head. "I 'But you are sure you can get him?" believe," she said, "that you favor This from Sim. j lower fares?" "Yes," he reluctantly •'I'm certain. Now, my friends, let ! admitted, "I do." "Then," she saia, us rest till midnight." Bouton drew off his boots, wrapped a blanket about his shoulders and lay down with his feet to the fire. He was soon asleep; but, though the Bliss broth ers imitated his ;iction.s and attitude, they could not sleep. They lay side by side, talking in whispers, and starting nervously when the wind, with stronger force, shook the boughs above their heads or contended with the murmuring current near by. Thev were awake at midnight when Black Eagle came over and roused Bou- haughtily, "you need not expect no .ransfers on this system." And the young man knew that the magnates had won another round.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. MEN AND WOMEN. Mr. H. M. Stanley has accepted an invitation 'to be preseat on Nov. 4 next at the opening of the extension of the railway to Bulawayo, President Kellogg has been given full ton. They sat up and anxiously watchedi executive control of the University oi the movements of the two men. The In-! California. Heretofore responsibility dians quickly saddled their horses, and j was divided with a committee. of the | any ^ attempt at Bouton went over to where the doctor regents. 1J u " »*"•"-• lay awake, ou the opposite side of the tree from his sleeping daughters. "Doctor," whispered Bouton, want to speak with you. the fire." Anxious not to disturb his daughters, but wondering much at the roan's mysterious manner, the doctor obeyed him. Instead of taking his victim to the fire, Boutou conducted him to where Black Eagle and his braves were standing beside their horses. At a signal from the leader Dr. Blauchard was seized, gagged and bound ou the back of one of the horses. So noiselessly was this done that the men sleeping near by were not disturbed. The lithe figures swung into the saddles and the dread cavalcade crossed the stream and was swallowed in the darkness. ' : [CONTESTED.] Mrs. Gladstona always selects her husband's attire for the day, and in "I particular arranges for his buttonhole Come over to' bouquet, in which matter he is most fastidious. Emperor William has begun at Ber- very few years by growing black walnut for timber, writes Chas. A. Keffer in American Gardening. If the idea, erroneous as it is, were to result in the extensive planting of this valuable species it would result in great ultimate goci.. though it is doubtful if any of the planters would live to harvest their crop. The black walnut is a rapid growing tree when planted under favorable conditions, but it does not develop tho rich dark color that gives to the wood fts peculiar value until it approaches maturity, or at an age beyond one hundred years. I know of trees only 30 years old that are over sixty feet in height and ten inches in diameter at breast high. But the wood of these trees is sappy and light colored, showing none of the richness that makes the timber sought for furniture and finishing purposes. It is the color that gives value to the wood, and young trees cannot be sold at a price much beyond that of any other species. And yet, given a deep, fresh, loamy soil, such as that of river and creek "bottom" and "second bench" lands, and I doubt if a better crop could be grown in odd corners, or where land is cheap. The nuts should be planted where the tree is to stand, shortly after they drop from the tree. It is unnecessary to null them. They should be covered about one inch deep, and will ordinarily grow a foot high the first year. They are easily transplanted when one year old, but as a heavy tap root is formed they are difficult to reset after the first year. For timber they should be grown among other trees that make i denser shade. These are called nurse trees, and their purpose is to prevent the walnut from branching low, and forcing its stem straight and tall. Red »nd Silver Maple, Russian and native Mulberry, and Box Elder are all good nurses for black walnut. Suppose all Sie trees stand 4x4 feet apart, then each walnut should be surrounded by nurs* trees. This would place the walnuta at least SxS feet apart. I would prefer to make the entire plantation 3x3 feet, placing walnuts at 9x9 feet; this would require 537 walnut trees per acre, and a total of 4,840 trees per acre. The rata of thinning would depend entirely upon the development, and this in turn depends on many things; soil, exposure, rain, humidity, winds and all the conditions of a locality that can influence tree growth. As to the number of trees that should stand on an acre at a given age and the value of a walnut plantation at any given time,, such subjects are too speculative for discussion, and didactic statement would be absurd. Fashions change in woods as weli as in bonnets, and because black walnut is a prized tree today, it does not, of course, follow that it will be so a hundred years hence. ECZEMA Most Torturing, Disfiguring, Humiliating Of itching, bu.nii;>:r, bleeding, scaly skin and scalp humors is instantly relieved by a warm bath •with CCTICCKA SOAP, a single application of CCTICCRA (ointment), the great skin cure, and a full dose of CUTICCRA RESOLVENT, greatest of blood purifiers and humor cores. (uticura REMEDIES speedily, permanently, and economically cure, \vheu all else fails. PoTTKr, nsrn A*t»CnrH. Cont\. Sole Pn\p».. Eortntu «3f-"Uow to CUH Ev«7 Skin »nfl BJo»>d Humor."tn*. PIMPLY FACES Puria —-- <1 " B '*-— by CUTICURA 80AJ?. Ht>w~ca Cure flftras. When the hog is killed, the hams arc buried in salt. After laying in salt for five weeks they are taken out, sponged off v with boiling water and placed iu a cage, the bottom and top of which arc made of tongued and grooved flooring, while the four sides consist only of closely woven wire netting. The ham:are cured by the smoke passing through the netting, which excludes the fly. which is the greatest enemy to hams. and protects them from rats and mice as well. The main object of all the mo lasses and pepper and boras washes user and recommended by other experts here tofore has been to "drive away" flic.- and insects. It is ebough if they cau bu kept away by mechanical means. Tbc smoke will do the rest McKinley With the Bank*. The issue upon which McKiuley is now proposing to risk the success of hi:administration, the ascendancy of hi< party and his own political future, if the funding into interest bearing bonds of these greenbacks now serving as money and their withdrawal and replacement by national bank notes, on conditions which would make the latter more profitable to the banks. It is an attempt on the part of 350 national banks to control the currency of the nation — such an attempt as tho old United States bank made and almost succeeded iu between the years 1830 and 1S44. President Jackson defeated it when but that one bank made the attempt, bet now there will be 350 banks, with the president on their side. Sow TO First pnll the andirons three or f oni inches toward the front and place a large, heavy stick at the back — otu grandfathers wonld call it "backlog. " Then kindle your fire. When the heavy stack or backlog is well heated and has commenced to burn, draw it for ward and place another at the back. ID doing this most of tie blaze is kept on the front side and full benefit at the •wood burned received. lin the practice, of keeping the Lutheran churches of the city open throughout the day and on week days. Until now only the Roman Catholic churches have been left thus open to stray worshipers on week days. Benjamin W. Clark of Manchester, N. H., who has been appointed consul at Pernambuco at a salary of $2,050, Is the youngest son of the late Daniel Clark, who was United States senator from New Hampshire and judge of the United States circuit court for *uny jears. Count Tolstoi says- the BritisTi and the Zulus are the two most brutal races on earth. In a recent interview; which IB recorded in a Russian paper, he has again stated his strong objection to Wagner, whom he looks upon as a decadent Further, he says that h« Is not comprehensive to common folks. Mr. Harmsdorf, who defrayed the expenses of the Jackson expedition in Franz Josef Land, has declared that he will send two ships to the arctic re- The Arabian Horse. The Arabian horse has been used In developing the military horses of all the European countries, and is the foundation, even the thoroughbred horse, which has deteriorated to a mere j shadow, while the Arab has remained I the same in size, color, stamina and wonderful prepotency fox a thousand years. The Arab is increasing in popularity in England, and an importation of the richest blood has been made to England, direct from royal studs In Arabia. There are able champions of the breed in England and in America 1 —Western Agriculturist. The ablt champions of the breed in both countries have never been able to produce an Arab with the size, substance, speed and lasting qualities of the En.glis> thoroughbred. Even the progeny ot the Arabian stallions and thoroughbred mares have never been able to accom- i plish anything on the track or in the breeding stud, and hence all attempts to improve the thoroughbred by the in, fusion of fresh Arabian was long since abandoned. If tie thoroughbred has gions next season, and keep an. expe- ' deteriorated to a mere shadow, th« dition on tie arctic regions till a com- i ^dow see ms to be able to beat the plete map can be made of all the ac- '• su b s tance very easily, if the Arabian «essible parts of tie north polar worlet. • represents the latter.—Ex. The Jackson expedition cost him $200,- ' •00. If some men knew themselves they would be ashamed of the acquaintance. A man seldom knows whxrfi he has fot enough until after he gets too much. The girl who paints ^T lips has poor taste—or at least the man who kisses her thinks so. The man -wh' iakes on umbrella to church and les-res it out in the vestibule has go*: true Christian faith. The average girl never hears of a transaction involving an engagement ring without wishing she bad a flngei la it, A man may be handicapped by being born a poet, but there is nc reason wiiy he shouldn't brace up and make •omething of himself. Our pravera f*r guidance Trill not Tx> fceird unless we are willing to b» This is a cold world, and if you do:a't work you'll surely freeze t» dtoth. 'SVnat if It is midnight? Every stroke of tb« clock bring* morning mearer. It was b«ca«ae Job derote4 all hli Um« to walking uprightly that he succeeded so TfsJl- - There are multitudes of people In our drerehes who, if knocked off their 'splrltMl standing," wonld not fall far •noogh to bn«k in/ ; Horn. M. A yevr Egg Pre«ervatlv«. Bournouf recommends tn French journal the following method ot preserving eggs: Dissolve in two- thirds of warm olive oil, one-third of beeswax and cover each egg completely with a. thin layer of this pomade with the end of the finger. The egg shell by degrees absorbs the oil and each of the pores becomes filled, with wax, which hermetically seals them. M. Bournouf affirms that be has eaten eggs kept two years in this manner Ja a place not exposed to too.great extremes of temperature. He thinks also ' that the germ may in ibis manner b« ' preserved for a considerable time. Cure for Feather-Eating.—I have experienced considerable difficulty to effectually curing fowls of tie bad habit of feather-eating, and found the following a certain cure, alter failing with paraffin, paring the bills, etc.: Tak« a piece of wire of tie thickness of an ordinary hairpin, bind it round the top portion" of tie bill near tie end, sufficiently tight as not to allow it to slip off. This will not prevent the bird from, eating or drinking, but win prevent Its dosing its bill sufficiently tteht to draw feathers, and tie bad habit is soon forgotten.—California Poultry Keeper. Inspect th« harness often. 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