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' 1 Ij| *- ' + « u •St/ j fc-A, . fttothw ettfne. tnftt this fnoney ia mine. It will cofno t6 toj> fceir* 8omo.tlar.jiM fctire as to-mor- fftw'S Stlftttill fiSe.'^Sooner or Inter ft will toe rtil|p: 1 *lll tnnkfi It Sooner, tlifttis all. This llfmriifice rjampimr will lose nothing Wt thejialtry interest for the remainder fttijiyHfe. My dear, It it Is disgraceful t6 do Hits I- will eftrlrffd Olsftriiee. It Is •after lo behr tlmn the constiint self-re- Jntonch which I feel when I think of yon and of the losses I Imvo inllictofl upon foci." ' . --> A p;aln he folded herlnhlSnrms;heknelt before he)*: he wept ovor her. Carried out of herself by this passion, Iris nmtle uo more resistance. "Is It-is II," sheilsked timidly, "too late '" "It Is too liiip," he renllert, thinking .of Hie tleiul innn below.' "It Is too lute. All 18 completed." "My ponr ItiUTjrl Whnt shall wo do? How shall wo live? How shall We contrive neVer to be found out?" She would hot leave him, then. She tic- ceplprt the sitniitlon. He was ninnz^d at the feadiness with which she fell; but he did iiot Understand how she was ready to Cling to him, for better or Worse, thi-ongh worse evils tlmn this: nor could ho iiiiitei'- gtaild ho'w things formerly impassible to her had been rendered possible bythestib- tle deterioration of (lie moral nature, when ft woman of lofty mind at the boRltitilnK lovcsadd Isunih'il (oilman of lower nature and coarser flbre than herself. Only a few months before, Iris would hnVe swept aside the sophistries with swift and resolute hnud. Now she accepted thein. "You have fallen Inlo the doctor's hands, dear," she snM. "Pniv Heaven It brings us not into worse evllsl What can I say? Il> la through luvi* uf your wire- through love of your wife— oh, linsbnndl" she threw herseff Inlo his arms, ami forgave everything and m/c^pted everything. Henceforth she would he— though tlilssho knew not — the willing Ins rnment of the two conspirators. _ CHAPTKK XI.VllI.— AN'OTHEn STEP. "I have left this terrible tliinjr about ottco ton often already," and Lord Harry took it from thu litblo. "Let me put it In • place of safety." He unlocked a drawer and opened it. "I will put it here," hu said. "Why"— ns If suddenly recoiled ing minielhliiu;— "here Is my will. 1 Khali be leaving that about on the table next. Iris, my dear, I have left everything to you. All will bo yours." Ho took out the document, "Keep It for We, Iris. It is jours. You uuy as well have It now. aud then I know In your careful hands, it will be qulie safe. Not only is everything left to you, but you are the sole executrix." Iris took the will without a word. She understood, now, what it meant. If she was the sole executrix she would have to act. If everything was left to her she Wonld have to receive the money. Thus, nt a single step, she became not only cognizant of the conspiracy but the chief agent and Instrument to carrv it-out. TL'his done, her husband hud only to tell her what had to be done atouce, 'in consequence of her premature arrival. He had planned, be told her,* not to send for her— not to let her know or suspect anything of the truth until the money hud been paid to the widow by tliu Insurance Company. As things had turned out, it would be best for both of them to leave Pussy at otiei' — that ver.. evening— before her arrival was known by nn.bodv, and to let Vinipauy carry out thu rest of the business. He was quite to hu trusted— he Wonld do everything that wns wanted. "Already," in.- saui. "inu iilileo will have Deceived trotn the doctor a nuiillcaliuu of "Keep Itfnrmf, Iris, It1» j/nura." my ucatif. x^siui'.'.'uevening ne wruTo to everybody—to my brother—confound him!—and to the family solicitor. Every moment that I stay here increases the danirnr of rnv belnjt seen aud recognized— after Die olllee has been in funned Unit I am il intl." "Where are we to go?" "I have thought of that. There Is a little quiet town in U"lgium where no English people ever cnmu at all. We will go there; then we will take another name; we. will be buried to thn outer world, aud will live, Tor the rest of our lives, for ourselves alone. Do yon agree?" "I will do, Hurry, whatever you think best." "It will be for 11 time only. When all is ready, you will have to step to the front— the will In your hand to be proved—to receive what is due to yon as the widow of Lord Hnriv Norland. You wlllgo back to Belgium, after a while, so us to disarm siisnii'ioii. tti become once more thu wlfu ot Witllam Jjinvine." Iris sighed heavily. Then she eaughther hnsbami's eyes gathering with doubt, uucl she smiled again. "In everything. Harry," she said, "I am your servant. When shall wo start?" "Immediately. I have onlv to write a letter to the doctor. Wlieru is your bug? is tills all? Let me go IIrut to see that no one is about. Have yon got thu will? Oh! It Is lieru—yes—iu the biia. I will bring along the bug." He ran downstairs, and came up quickly. "The nurse has returned," he said. "She is In the spare room." ••--.• "What nurse?" "The uursu who came after Fanny left. The man was better, but the doctor thought it wisest to have a nurse to the end," ho explained hurriedly, and she suspected nothing till afterwards. "Come", down quietly—go out by the back-door— she will not see you." So Iris obeyed. Site went out ot her own house like a thief, or like her own maid Fanny, hud Bliu known. Shu passed through the gur- dun, anil out of thegurden into the road. There she waituil for Her husliund. Lurd Harry sut down and wrote a letter. "Dent doctor," he said, "while you are arranging things outside un unexpected event has happened inside. Nothing happens but the unexpected. Sly. wile has come back. It Is the most unexpected event of any, Anything else might have happened. Most fortunately she lias not Been the spare bedroom, ami hits no Idea ofils contents.'.' "At this point reassure yourself. "Aly wife has gone. • "Sue iotjnd on the table jour first print of tliu neglitlve. The sight of this before ohe saw mo threw lier-into some kind of a swoon, from which, however, she recovered. "1 have explained things to a certain point, rilie nnderdtuudH tliatLord Harry Norland is deceased. She does not understand I lial it wus necessary to have a funeral; there is no uuc&uliy to tell her of that, 1 think she UHderstaiuls that she must not seem to iwyo been hurt*. Therefore lilic goes away immediately. "Tliu nurse hus not seen her. No one bus seen hur. "She understand.-), further, that as the widow, heir aud cxec'itrix of L ml Harry she will have to prove LnU will, and Lo receive the money ilue to mm Ijy thu Insurance Company. Sue will iln tills mil of, love tor her husband. I think tiiat the •• persimsive powers uf ji certain person L.UVO never yet hccneuUinaludut their true Vulnu. "Considering ihe vital importance of getting tii.'i' out ol lue place IJL'IUIV s:iu eau learn anything of lint spare bedroom, aud of getting me out ot me placu liolore any Iliessenguf eun arrive ti'om tliu l/ju-iun olllce, 1 think yon will a'^reu w : l:i UK* iu.it I urn right In leaving J'assy—mid 1'urlrt— Witli L.uiy ll.irry mis aliernoon. "Youmiy write tu u'ildnni I/nvillu, posle restitute, l.onvain, ljulginm. 1 am PUi't» 1 can trust yuu tu uusiruy tins U'Uur. "Louvnln is a qnlcl, out-of-the-way jil.ici'. wliere OIK? can (h'o quite separated From all old Irifiids, Jim 1 vory cheaply. "(J'inslilcrluu'lliO small a mount of money that 1 hiive litfl. I rely upon yon to exercise the greatest economy. I do not know how long it may lie before just claims are paid n|)~iwrlmiw in two months—perhaps In K>'X—but until tilings are nettled there will lie tightness. "At the same time It will notbudlDlcult, as soon as Lady Hurry goes to Lmidou, to obtain Home kind of advance from tlie family sulieitor on the strength of 1.1m insurance line to her from her lute hnsbuad. "I iim Borry, deiir doctor, to leave yon alone over the obsi'iinies of tills unfortn- utile gentleman. V"it will also have, 1 lump, a goud deal of correspondence with Ids family. You may, possibly, huve to Bee Ilium in K'lglund. All this you will Uo, and do very well. Vour bill for medical attendance yon will do well to tteutl iu to the widow. "One word more. Funny Mere, the maid, bus gone to Iiondou; but she has not aei'uMJy Hurry. Ast>oon uj* she heura Uwt Uer wb>LruB# h.i . ttonlent 1 think, if I west her at the jSiVfle* do. It wtt&M Ift Inconvenient If BBS w«¥e 'to (ifrive tyefow the jtufteral. "My deaf doctor, I rely 6ft jtonr sense, font prttdahca. And yonf cupjtbility. Yetirs very SlafccWly, Hs redd thh letter very ctiref tilly. Noth* Ing In it he thought the least diingerotiS, ftfid yet something sngpfested danger. However, he lettitsTie was obliged to caution ana warn .the doctor, and he WaS 6bll«ed to got MS wlte away as qaletly flS possible, This done, he pltcked tp his things and hurried oft to the station, and Pussy ftatt him no tnor*. The next day the mortal remains ot Lord Hurry Norland were lowered into tho XllX.—tftE ApVESTtTRKS O$ A : ' frAItHFtn, MAID. tt wits abonfc fiv6 o'clock: on Srittirvlnjr ftfternoon. The funeral was over, the unrortunnte young rrish gehtlemAn Wns now lyln.ff.fn the cehifitefv of Aiitt'iill tfi it grdve purchased In perpetuity. His name, ngo hhd rank were duly inscribed In the registers, nnd the cause ot his dentil wns vouched for by t-heKuKllsn physiclivn who hnd attended him nt the request ot his family. He wiis nccompanJed, in prolmj through.the forninllt.legj by the respectable Woman who had tinned tlie sick man during his last Helfture. Everything wns perfectly in order. The phvsiclnn was the only mourner nt the funeral: No one wns curious nbont the little procession. A funeral, more or less, excites uo attention. The funeral completed, the doctor gave onlers tor ixslmpliMnoimmcnt to Ire piiutp in memdpy of Ij.inl Hni'py No Imul, Mitts preinnturely cut on*, lie then returned to the cottage, paid and dismissed the iuirse, tnklns her address In case! hu should llnd mi opportunity, «s fie hoped, to recommend her union}? his numerous nnd distinguished clientele, and proceeded to oc- citpi-himself In sotting cverytliina In order before sivlirr over tlie key to the Inncl- Inl'd. Fll-st of nil lie removed the Medicine bottles from tlie cupbunrd with great cure, leaving nothing. Most of the bottles lie threw outside Into the dust-hole; oue or two he placed in iv fire which he made for the purpose In thu kitchen; they were very shortly reduced to two or three I limps of molten Rings. These contained, no doubt, the mysteries ami secrets ot science. Then he went Into every room and KGiirchcu In every possible pluce for atiy letters or papers which might have been li-fl about. Jitters left nhoiit are always indiscreet, und the consequences of an Indiscretion may lie fnf-rc.'iuhtng uud incalculable. Satisfied at lust tlmt Ihe phice was perfectly cleared, hu sat down Iu tho sivlon and coniiiuied bis business correspondence with the nolile family and the solicitors. Thus engaged, lie heard footsteps outside, footsteps on the gravel, footsteps ou the doorstep, lie got up, not without the slightest show of nervousness, and opened tlie door. Lord Harry was right. There stood tho woman who hud been his llrst nurse—tlio woman who overheard aud watched—Ilia wiinian who suspected. The suspicion nnd the inteutiou of watching were legilile iu her eyes still. She had come back to renew her watch. In her hand sliu curried her box, which she had lugged along from tlie place where the omnibus had deposited her. She made us if she was stepping Iu; but thu hljr form of tlio doctor barfed the way. "Oil." Im s.'iid narnlusslv. "it Is von. Who tolii you to come uncle?" "is my mistress ab home?" "No,shel.s iim." lie uiiido no movement to let-her puss.. "I will come iu, please, and wait for her.". He still stood In the wuy. "What time will she return!"' "Have yon iieard-froin her?" J 'No." to "Did she leave orders that yon wore follow her?" "Xo; none that Lreceivnd. 1 thought—" "Servants should never think. They should obey." "I know my duty, Dr. Ylmpauy, without learning it from you. Will you let me puss?" HH withdrew, nnd she entered. "Come in, by ail menus," lie said, "If you desire my society for a short time. But von will not find votir mistress here." "Not here! Whore Is she, then?" "Had you waited Iu London for a day or two yon would, I dare say, have been informed. As It is, yon have hnd your jour- u'ey for nothing." "Hus she not been here?" "She 1ms not been here." "Dr. Vlmpiiny," said the woman, driven to desperation, "I don't believe youl 1 am certain she has boon here. What huve you done with her?" "Don't you believe me? That is sad. indeed. But oue cauuot always help these wanderings. You do uot believe me? Melancholy, trulyl" "You may mock as much as you like. Where is she?" "Where, indeed?" "She left London to Join his lordship. Where is he?" "i do not know. He v.ho would uu- Bwer tlmt question would be a wise man indeed." "Gun I see him?" "Certainly not. He has cone away. On n long journey. By himself." "Then I slinll wait for him, here!" she added with decisiou. "In this house!" "By nil means." She hesitated. There was an easy look about tlio doctor which she did not like. "I believe," she said, "thut my mls- tross is in i lie house. She must be in tlio hun^e. \Y.wt uru you ^uing to do wil,li her? J believe you have put her somewhere." "Indeedl" "You would do anything! I will go to the police." "If you please." "Oh! doctor, tell me whore she is!" "Yon are a faithful Kervunt; it is good, in thesu days, to fin.I a \yuni in so K'.'iiloiis on account of her misliv.ss. Comu in, good uud faithful. Search tho house all over. Come in—wliut are you afraid off- Put down your box, and go look for your m'HlriMS," Funny obeyed. She rnu into tho house, opened tlie doors of the sulon and the dining room one ufter the oilier; no oue was there. She run up the stairs aud looked into her mistress' room; nothing wus there, not even n ribbon or u hair-pin, to show the recent presence of a woman. She looked into Lord Hurry's room. Nothing wus there. If a woman leaves hair-pins about, a man leaves his tooth-brush; nothing at ull wus there. Then site threw open the armolro in each room: nothing behind the doors. Slio came down-stairs slowly, wondering what it all meant. ".May I look in tlio spare room?"she asked, expecting to be roughly refused. ' "By all means—by ull means!" said the doctor, lilnndly. "You know your wav about. If there is anything left belonging to your mistress or lo you, pray take it. • She tried oue more question. "How is my patient? How la Mr. Ox- bye?" "He is gone." "Goue? Where has he gone to? Gone?" "He went away yesterday—Friday. He was a grateful creature. 1 wish we had more such gralefiil creatures as well us more such faithful servants. He suid something about finding his wuy to London in order lo thank you properly. A good soul, indeed!" "Gone!" she repented. "Why, ou Thursday morning 1 saw him—" She checked herself in time. "It wus on Wed imsday morning that you law him, and lie was then recovering rap- Idly." "lint he was far too weak to travel," "Yon may be quite certain that I should not have allowu.i him ly go away unless he was strong enough." . Fanny nmdo no reply. She hud seen with tier own eyes lii-j man lying still und white, as If iu death; she Imjl seen tho new nurse rushing olf, cryiiigthathewusdead; now she was told that hu wus quite well, and that ho had gone away! But it wus no time for thought. She was ou tliu point of asking where the new nurse was, but she remembered In lime tlmt It wus best for her to know nothing aud lo awaken no suspicious. She opened the door of Iho sparu room unit looked iu. Yes, the man was gone- dead or alive—and there were no truces left of his presence. The pluce wus cleared up, the cnpbuard stood with open doors, empty, thu lied wus made, tlie curtain pushed Imc!;, the 1,11(11 wus In Its piacu against, the wall, the window stood open. Nothing in tiio IM.un at all to Mioiv that there had been an ocrupant only two days before. She sured blankly. Tlie iluud man wus gone, iliun, Had her seniicu altogether deceived hurt \Vus lie nut dead, but only sleeping; 1 \\'«a her horror only a thing of i;oa;;!oanoiil ; Behind her, m thu hull, slood Iho doctor, mulling, cuetr- (ul. one rememoered time Her llrst nusiness wus to llnd her mistress. She wus not connected with the Dane. She closed tho door und returned to I Ins hull. "Well," linked the doctor, "have you nuule any discoveries? Yuu see tlmt the house is deserted. You will perhaps learn before long why. Now what will you do? Will yon ifu )j,-H'k lit jMUiluut" "I must llnd her ladyship." The ductor smiled. "Had yon come here Iu iv different spirit," lie said, "I would have spared you all this trouble. You come, however, with suspicion written on your fucu. You huvo always heeu suspecting and watching, It may bo In a spirit of fidelity to your mistress; but such a spirit is not pleasing to other people, especially when there is not a single person wlio bears uuy resentment towards that mistress. Therefore, I huve allowed you to run over the em ply house and to satisfy your suspicious soul. Ludy Hurry is not hidden hero. As for Lord Harry—hut you will hear Iu due time, uo doubt. v.Aud now I dou't injud telling you thut 1 huvo h« ladyship's present address." "Obi Wliatlsltf" "She appears to hove pasted through Paris ou her wuy to Switzerland two tliiy* ago, aud has scut here- her address fur the next ioruilght. She has now, l Bupuosj?, Hi-rlvoU there. Tho place is Ueruw; the uy I know (hut aha ffiSttiflft bet? .„ loaUHbiltty, b6t Mine.. Hfl¥ _ .Jotel d'AffijfleteWe., Shall I writt It down fo* yoUf 'ffiere tt il, Tiff- Mil d'Angleterre, Berne.' ffw yoti will ftot fotget. She will remain t Here tot one fortnight only. After that, I cannot say •ffMthey she inay go. And, as all her things hate been sent hway, and 1 aw go- log away, Jt am not likely ta hear." R Oh, 2 1 most go to her. 1 ftnst find her!" tried the woman, earnestly! "if It is only to make sure that no evil is Intended for her." "Shatlsyonr business. tor my Own part, I know ot no one who can wish Her Inaiihtp any e*il.» "ISmylordttfthherf' "I don't know Whether that Is yoftr {ft* Iness. I have already told you that he is gone. It yon Join yonr mistress ia JBertts, yon will Very soon find bat If he is there as well." Something in his tone made Fann* look tip quickly. But his face repealed nothing. "What shall yoiS do then f" asked the doctor, "Y6n must make up yonr mind quickly whether yon will go back to England or whether yott Will go on to Switzerland.- Toil cannot stay here, because ism putting together the last things, and I shall give the landlord the key of the house this evening. All the bills are paid, and I am going to leave the place." "1 do uot understand. There IS the pa 4 tient," she murmured Vaguely. "What does it mean? 1 cannot understand." "My good creature," he replied, roughly, "what the devil does It mutter to trio whether yoti understand or whether you do not understand? Her ladyship Is, as 1 have told you, at Berne. If you please to follow her there, do so. It Is your own affair, not mine. If you prefer to go back to London, do so. Still—your own affair, IS there anything else tit say?" Nothing. Fanny took tip her box—this time the doctor did not offer to carry it for her. 'Where are you going?" ho asked. "What havn von decided?" "I can get round by the Oheinln de i'er de Celnture to the Lyons station. I shall take the first cheap trnlu which Will take me to Berne." ^'Bou voyager said the doctor cheerfully, and shut the door. It Is a long journey from Paris to Berne even for those who can travel first-class and express—that Is, If sixteen hours can be called u long journey. For those who have to jog along bv third-class, stopping at all the little country stations, it is a loug and tedious jonrnuy indeed. The longest journey ends at last. The train *fil! Sfbfi* 6* A iffMJs fib* ^»6 ItfffiS K. s> Once, there *«» i little boy, And, tot So reslkffl *hy> Ff OBI the flat 6f Ifc birth, Aothliig elM on snrth Did ho do bnt *hir,» Mid try. He Mled so very, rcfy mtich That ne otto would go aenr him i Th* people laid, "it beats the Dutch I Why, thelrtnn In trie Moon coma hear him!" Where ths ltm-jnll> dcrcnrn [s heard, And If there's a bird kno*s how to Screech. The ten-gall U the bird. Hey Jcfenm ttislr bfflt wheft tie wlnd( Wo* high And tlie iky grofrl dark Mid hnzy; But let tlmt boy begin to cry And he'd drive those sfli-gdlle ertxf, Until ii Urt, they Mid, "Oh, }oyl— Wo tnu«t be very dull— This child'* no two n» R boy, But he'd make k aplondlrtgull!" So off tho» fio* And told tho king; They told him riot to doubt It; Tlmtthl» boy'e (croftm heat everything! Thnt's all there Me ftbonf It. The king ho Middled hia hent cnrlcnv; He flow dmvn.lhs wind like mftdl (I think 'twas a fnnny horse, don't yon? 'Twns tho only kind ho had.) And when he henrd that Ilttto hoy yoll Ho thought hln earn \vonld split, And to holnrned him Into n gull, And nobody cared a bit. TEltfilULM 1'LtGllT. "You are « fulUiJitl servant." T rolled slowly Into the station ot Berne, and Fanny descended with her box. Her \viuicleriiiK3 were over for the present. She would find her mistress and be at rest. She asked to be directed to the Hotel d'Anglcterro. The Swiss gunrdliui ot the puaco with tlie pocked but stared at her, She repeated the question. "Hotel d'AiiRli'terre?" he echoed. "There Is HO Hotel d'Auctletorre In Herne." "Yes. yes; there is. I am thu maid of a lady who is staying at that hotel." "No, there Is no Hotel d'Analeterro," he repeated. "There is the Hotel Deruer- hof." "No," she took out the paper and showed it to him, "Lndy Harry Norland, Hotel d'Anftleterre, Berne." "There Is the Hotel de Belle Vuo, the Hotel dn FIUICOII, tho Hotel Victoria, the Hotel Schweizerliof. There aro the Hotel Schrodel, the Hotel Schneider, the Pension Slmklu." Fanny as yet had no other suspicion than that the doctor hud accidentally written a wrong name. Her mistress was at Berne; she would be in one ON the hotels. Berne is uot a large place. Very good; she would go round to tho hotels and Inquire. She did so. There aro uot, In fuct. more than ha't a dozen hotels in Berne where BU English lady conld possibly stay. Fanny wont to every oue of these. No oue had heard of any such lady; they showed her the lists of their visitors. She iuqulred at the postofllce. No Indv of that mime had nsked for letters. She nskod if there were any pensions, and went round them all— uselessly. No other conclusion wus possible. The doctor hud deceived her willfully. To got her out of the wuy he sent her to Beruo. ?Io would have sent her to Jericho if lior E ur.se had been long enough to pay thu ire. She WHS tricked. She counted her money. There was exactly twenty-olKtit shillings und teupouce in her purse. She went buck to tlie chcnpost (nnd dirt- lost) of Iho pensions she had visited. She Hln <>d her dine— Kim had missed milady and mistress— she in.i.sl. alav until Him should i't'C;'lvc* orders to L:nnn. and niont-y — would t hoy takt* her in until one or tliu otiii'r arrived. Certainlv. They would take her in, at five franc i a day, payable every morning in adv,-inri>. S.'io miule a lltllo calculation— she had twenty-eight and lotiuuncv; nxaitlly tliirty- flvc francs— enough for seven days. If she wrote to Mr.s. Vlnipmiv nt mice' situ could gut an answer In livu d'l.v.s. She accepted tlie oiler, paid her live shillings, was shown into u room, und wus Informed that tho dinner was served at six o'clock. Very good. Here she could rest, at nny rate, aud think what wn.s to be done. And llrst she wrote two letters— one to Mrs. Vimpiiiiy and one to Mr. Mountjoy. in lioth of these letters shu told exactly what she had found; neither Lord Harry nor Ills wife ut the cottage, tlio pluce vu- cutud, and the doctor on the point of going away. In both letters she told how she hud been sent ull the way into Switzerland on u fool's errand, and now found herself planted there without the meuns of getting home. In Iho letter to Mrs. Vimpany she added the rcmiirkahlo detail thut tho man whom she had seen on tlie Thursday uiornlngaiiparuntly dead, wlio-e actual poisoning shu thought sue had witnessed, was reported on tho Saturday to have, wulked onl o£ the cottage, currying his things. If he had any, und proposing li> make hi» way to London Iu order to llnd out ills old nurse. "Make, what you can out of that," she said, "i'or my own part, ] understand nothing." In Iho letter which she wrote to Mr. Mount joy she added a petition Hint ho would scud her money to bring her home. This, sin: said, tier inistre.sa she knew would willingly defray. Shu posted these letters on Tuesday, uud wal i ml for thu 'answers. Mis. Vinipiiny wrote buck by return post. (To be continued. ' 'I'A HI.K. A Notable I'Yu»t Tlmt Wan Kfrvocl on tliu Emuurur'u lllrtlulay. Ou tlio <i6tli of lust moon sitys the Shanghai Mercury, n graiul banquet \v»a spread in tlio 'Iniwoo 1'itlttco, to which were invited 'ull the representatives of Chimt'H triljntiiricH und all tlifi native dignitaries who had come to 1'eking to congnituluto tho Kinperor on the ultuin- inent of hia twentieth birthduy. At 11 o'clock in the forenoon Iho Emperor entered (lie I;unquoting hull, nnd ull those who hud ustemljlsd knelt down until his majesty hnd taken MB *eut. Then Knong-lok Tsze, un ullidal in one of Uio Six Boiirtla. roni up imral out u cup of wine, which hu Int' iled lo I'rincii Chow Oiling, who in turn handed it, knueling, to tlie Kinperur, who drunk il. Winu wim next given to all the guests, who still kneeling pledged the health of tho Km- poror. The guests then roso and took their { jluces lit the tables. Tho Kinperor had a ablo Biircad for himself on a raised dius iu thd middle of thu hall, and u little below was the table for his own inimcdiato relatives and tho b'Uanlians of thu hoir apparent. Ninty-six tables were spread altogether, und ut thorn were seated Mon gol princes, senior guardians, ministers of the Six Hoards, and olh'einls of various kinds down to the degree of third-class MunduriaiiH. At tho lower oxd of tho hall tho Mohummodau Prince and Cureun rcp- reaeutativeB were seated; below them were the tables for tho Court Consort), and below them, again, almost in thn courtyard, tlio lesser Munduriuus and had to bo content. Most of the tables accommodated three or four poruonn. but each Moham- inudun and Coroun representative had a table to himself. The menu consisted of various kinds of taken, fruits, und sweet meats too numerous to mention, und during tho feast tho company; was entertained by dancers, musicians, and singers,) and theatrical rercfieiitatioiiB. When the repast was /minlied etich person put sotuo dainty in hia pocket for hip frieiida at home. Children Knjor The plousunt flavor, gojitlo eotlon und tnothliig'tiftuotg of Hyrup of i'lgs, wl'tni Mt nt'Od »f u luxutlvu, and if tuo (utbor «r l)u ormtlvii or lillloUHtll" Hio»tgril,U» roxulte (o|low Us uno, $9 Unit U |* tU,» t had every reason to he a happy -man on that July evenihjr in 188-, when the mail train Wits swiftly carrying me from Liverpool to London. I was yountr, niy prospects were good, my business flourishing, and I was engaged to a girl of iny neart—pretty Betty Devenport. Her name, by the way, was Elizit Ann, in compliment to a. wealthy godmother,— a dreadful combinationj which itnovfner indignantly repudiated. Mr. Devenport was an engineer, and had lately returned from South America. Bet» ty had the reputation of being a bit of a flirt, and there was a certain merchant at Buenos AyreB, James Andrews by name, who her bright eyes nnd clear complexion had entirely vanquished. My sweetheart always looked serious when the merchant's nnmo was mentioned. Poor follow! On his side, at least, it was no idle flirtation, Since Ihe fair English girl had refused him ho had neglected his business, and was on the high road to ruin. Curiously enough, I had been mixed up with his affairs in a strange way. Though we had never met we knew each other by name and repute, and as wo both were in the wool trade, I had been the unconscious means of discovering a bit; swindle, which he, us a last desperate resource, had planned to save himself from bankruptcy. The attempt failed—he wns ruined. And, by a strange irony of fahe, the man who hnd won thn girl he had wooed was instrumental in accelerating thut ruin. So my thoughts ran fta the train thundered through the black night. At Rugby another passenger got into my compartment, of which hitherto I had been tho sole occupier. I hnd read the evening paper down to the advertisements, and had re-read Betty's last letter, so the prospect of n chat was a welcome one. The newcomer seemed as much inclined for conversation as I was, and we were soon chatting a\yay on tho thousand and one topics in which men of the world are interested. A chance allusion of mine to South Africa elicited the fact that ho had spent some years of his life there, and this formed nn additional reason for sociability. For, before 1 succeeded to my father's London business, 1 had spent two years in the neighborhood o£ Kimberley fprospcct- ing for gold. Apropos of the wild state of some parts of tho country, I incidentally remarked that the custom acquired there of traveling armed still clung to me, and 1, when on a journey, always carried a pistol. "Quite an unusual precaution," I added, depreciatingly, "in this peaceful old England of ours." "I think it a very sensible one," returned my companion; "one never knows wjion u six-shooter may bo useful. Would you lot me see yours?" It was an unusual request, and for the moment rather staggered me. And as he bent forward I noticed tlmt his face was working curiously, and his outstretched hand trembled. The train slackened speed; we were stopping tit a junction. The porter came along the platform with his monotonous chant, "Change here for Choi-linm." He put his head in our carriage. ''Either of you gentlemen for Chesham?" No, we aro both bound for London, so the man took himself off. But ho looked rather startled, and well he might. By the lightof the lantern he carried he had seen the two men, one bent forward, pale and eager, the other holding a pistol. I handed tho stranger my pistol for in. spection. H was a dainty thing; 'I was rather proud of it. My mute in South Africa had given it to me, und my name was engraved on it. "Horace Bligh," read my fellow travel- ler. "So you, with a steady flame in his great eyes, "are Horace Bligh?" "That is my iiLino," I replied, rather disconcerted. Tho man's manner was certainly strnnge; [hi; toyed with the pistol in a dangerous wny, and wo weru going at n rate of fifty miles an hour. It was not a pleasant position to be placed in. 1 be- eim to regret rjy folly in complying with his request. 1 went on coolly, "Perhaps you had better return mo my property. Pretty thing, is it not? but foiuled, and therefore unreliable. Yon nre handing it carelessly, and it might go off. It will bo safer in my pocket." I reached out my hand in turn, but my fellow traveller deftly evaded me. I shall never forget tho awful expression on his haggard face. "So you are Horace Bligh." Well, I am James Andrews, tho mini you have mined. Not only that, butyou have taken thn girl 1 loved. 1 meant to kill myself if I hud tho chance. I have it now. I have ulsio the means of revenge. I conld shoot yon where you stand. But I will not; 1 reserve for yon a more hideous fate. I will kill myself with your pistol and in smeli a manner that suicide would appear improbable. On you will full the suspion, niiylhe certainty of guilt." I rushed forward und tried to wrest the jiislol from him. A brief struggle ensued, in which ho, endowed with iniiniacstrcngUi throw me to tho floor of tho carriage. Before I could rise he placed the pistol in tlie middle of his forehead, fired, and fell dead. 1'or one moment, horror at tho tragic end of Betty's some time lover b nished nil other thoughts. The next I .joticed that we were slackening speed, I pulled down the window and thrust out my head. AVo wore nearing the end of tlio journey. Like flashes of lightning, one thought afler another rushed across my bruin. He was dead—James Andrews; tlio man who had every reason to hour me enmity. Ho wan dead, shot through the head with my pintal. What more likely supposition conld there bo than that in thn heat of anger, of recrimination on his part, I hud last self control, fired ut and killed him. Then ensued tho most foolish action of my (ifii. I leapt from the now almost motionless train on to the platform and ii|) the stairs into the street, I hailed a puling hansom, and told the man to drive to my chambers in Furnivul's Inn. As ho rattled throiiL'h the quiet streets 1 congratulated myself on m/ escape from un unpleasant predicament. It was unlikely that the porter would remember my face, and if lie did there was not a very great chance of discovery. The pistol— good God!—1 lifted my hand to my pocket —it was empty. In the hurry of my impulsive flight I had left behind the evidence that would convict me—I had forgotten the pistol. It was impossible to go home. They had my name; my address was in the directory. 1 should be arrested before dav- brcak. I called to the driver to go lo Leicester square, stayed there till closing time; then wandered about London. Then I went to a cafe trying to decide on my plan of action. To fly tho country was the first course that suggested itself. Then I remembered tho vigilance with which the ports aro watched when a mpposod criuii- calis at large. So I wandered on for hours, wuvennif miserably. I would put a brave front oil the matter, and confess my share in the tragedy; I would take tho train to Newlntven and cross to France; I would hide in some, ouueure part of Loudon, und await the turn affairs took. . It wit) by this time 8 o'clock, and I wus walking along the Humpstaud j'OHcl, weary and disheartened with my journey of the previous night, when a newsboy decided uiu. He carried u bundle of papers under hie arm, a poster in front of him, and in black letters u foot long I read; "Outrage ou the Liverpool lino. Important clue to supposed uiurderor." Tjiut poster shaped my cowse. I wept t lived, hu quiet, 80 to speak, for three horrible days. 1 had never earned the reputation of cowardice, yet the immediate result of that unhappy flight was my trotisf ortrtntioh into aft abject craven. I started violently at llie landlady's tap at my door, at a strange step on the'stair. With the example of another case before ftie, a case Which ft short time before had greatly rotiSed the public mind, I was afraid to keep entirely lo the house, lest my landlady should suspect my identify ima hand.Me over to the police. On the other hand. I ran A great risk in going out, for on every blank wall my own likeness confronted me. A thousand times I cursed my folly in acting a* 1 did. And each day, each new edition of the .paper, increased the difficulty of retrieving thai folly. I read them all—that the police had an important elite, that two or three unlucky men bad been arrested, to be promply dis- chargecl when they proved their non-identity with my unhappy' self. 1 read distorted accounts of Jny mode of life, full of faulty fatally histories. I was hiding in the East End; I had evaded the detectives and had reached Spain. Fortunately, I Wos_not known to be in Porter street, Kentish town. And on the third night ail evening paper mentioned that "the young lady to Whom ;Mr. Bligh had been engaged to was rendered prostrate by tho blow which had fallen on her, and that her friends proposed taking her abroad. The paper dropped from my hands..Ah, my bright Betty! What would I not give for a sight at her dear face. And why should I not see her? I wrote an advertisement and sent it for insertion in the "Agony column of The Times." Jh the old happy days my pet mime for Betty was "My maiden aunt." This sobriquet she earned from a certain sage way she had of giving mo counsel and .advising in an elderly relative way on bus ness matters, etc., whicbjshe did" hot understand in the least. Sonny message ran thus: "If 'Maiden Aunt' will call at No. 6 Porter slroel, Kentish town, on Thursday, she will see her nephew, who is in London for tho day." About, 5 o'clock on Thursday tho door of my sitting room was thrown open and Betty thickly veiled, ran in. Poor little girl! When 1 hnd bidden her farewell at her father's house a fortnight before, she hud been rosy and radiant; daintily dressed. Now her clothes were carelessly huddled on, her blue cheeks were thin and pale, her great blue eyes dimmed and mournful. Our conversation would not bo of.genor- ul interest, lovers' dialogues rarely nre, but before iny*weethenrlleft mo I had decided, come what might, to make it clean breast of the matter. Betty, who was of tho nervous, not the heroic type of womnn, vainly tried to dissuade me." "They will hang you," she sobbed, and kissed me wildly, "or ssntenco you to penal servitude for life. J know they will." . "Nonsense," I said, and tried to soothe her. "They can't hang; they cannot even convict on such evidence. I was a fool, a mailman, over to shirk facing an inquiry. That is the blackest thing they'have against me." "Yes," cried the poor child vehemont- ly : and it is just black enough, combined with other things, to make them send you to prison or," with a strong shudder, "worse." "They have really a strong case. There is tho evidence pf the porter, who saw you with the pistol in jour hand, pointed ut Andrews, so ho says, only you tried to hide it when ho came to the door. And the medicid men sav that though the suicide theory is possible, it is most unlikely, as when a man attempts self destruction ho invariably places tho weapon nthis tern- pje or in his mouth. Not as Andrews did, in the middle of his forehead. It all reads very convincing, my poor boy, to people who do not know you are innocent, as J do." "Stop hero, Horace, nnd I will come and see yon when I can. Wo are not going abroad." "It in impossible," I cried, ''it is cowardly, and heaven knows I have been cow- nrd onotit'li already. Betty, 7 must bo traced. It is only n question of time. Do you know they ure offering a reward for my apprehension ?" "^08," she whispered turning deadly white. "1 saw the placards as 1 came along. There is one on a wall at thu other end of this very street." "lie bravo, Hetty," I whispered, and wrung her trembling bands till she winced. "All will cpmo right, and our wedding bells will ring before the Now Year oat. She shook her head sadly and pulled down her veil. "1 must go now," she said. "I shall haray be home in time for dinner, und mamma did not know I was coining to you." Then she went away alone. She trembled so violently when I proposed to come part of tho way with her that I was obliged to desist. 8ho asked wistfully when lOie should come again. I replied, almost jauntily, that Great Porter street would not contain me another day; that next time wo met it would be with our troubles nt our buck. But my feelings were not so nunguine us my word*. 1 wus obliged, gloomily, to admit that tho outlook was a bad one. Still nothing WHS to bo gaiinut by hanging on at Kentish town, waiting to be caught like u rat in n hole. A f tor my G o'clock teal went oil' for u long walk to cool my bruin and arrange my thought*. "By Jove!" 1 reasoned, as I neiired a police station, "why not take the plunge to-night?" But I passed on und presently turned into a music hall. Serio-comic songs nnd jmirvelous acrobatic feats were not vury niueh in touch with my mood, so 1 wus so; n out of doors again, and ou (hu top of a llunipsteinl omnibus, en route for my lodgings. Besidu me, sat a working man. He was contemplatively sucking a short clay pine, and from lime to time, ho cast looks of intoresl in my direction, Tim idea occurred tome tlut ho wus thinking of becoming a can- dUlide for the thousand pounds reward. 11 had been a mutter of grim wonder to mo where people's eyes had been during the past two days; for, with the exception of shaving my upper lip, I hud made no change in my persona! appe.inmce. And the features which stared from every fence in London wore very much like mine. 1 wus mistaken, however, in my onmi ift$ oft the ftp line. William* 8a# Ms don- jet and fetenea as anickly as he could to hie Own carnage. Here he thought over the trMfe'd* he had Jnet witnessed. Clearly it woe his duty to give information at the next stopping place. But hia inclination ran in an opposite direction. His past was not ii blameless one, Mid he shrank from entering the witness box and running the risk of having that little escapade of Jears age dragged into the light of day. He reasoned thus—here affl I, ft respectable, hard-workini* man. I have & wife and children, all ot -Stem ar6 ignorant of this dark chapter in taflitf. My mates, too, would look askance at me if thev knew 1 had teen the inside of one of her majesty's prisons. Finally he compromised with with his conscience. If, at the end of the journey, or at any time, I was arrested, he would come forward! if not, he held to the proverb: "A still tongue maketh a wise head." So I was 1 proved innocent, and, the necessary formalities over, was a free man. And the first use I made of my liberty was to call at the red brick Kensington house to see Betty.. What a happy evening we spent! My sweetheart's roses were coming back, her blue eyes sparkled, her lace gown suited her to perfection. But with stransfe feminine perversity, she declined to express much uratttude toward Joseph Williams, plate layer. "He should have come forward at once," she feried. petulantly. " Just fancy, Horace! All the time you were hiding in that dreadful Porter street, all the time my heart Was nearly breaking, that inan could have ended it all, and yet he wouldn't." "But, my darling, why thrust all the. blame On him? He did not know that I was in Porter street, or that 1 had a tender hearted little sweetheart, and the poor fellow had his own secret to protect." But she shook her brown head, and to this day keeps her own opinion. One more scrap of evidence came later on in confirmation of Williams' story, though none is needed. A friend of *)in dead man's said Andrews had told him his tlillicultie" were so great that suicide uj.- poni-ed to bo the only way out of them. The words he used were; "If 1 had a pis- toljl would blow my brains out." So tho matter ended and was soon forgotten, and Betty and I are married now and very happy.—H. E. Dudeney, in Courier-Journal. THE FARM AND HOUSEHOLD, The fcoBSibilities of an acre life enOf- tttOuj. Average yields might not Only be doubled or quadrnplef but often increased ten and twenty-fold (and it is not so very difficult to doit, either); yet F do not de»); thai TUB WOULD OF CIIUEK. EI.I.A THOMAS. '.ftJ bus companion, lie had no Kiixpicion of the pri'/.o so near him. Jl» spoke at \n^, uud ho said what ton nie/i dNiisulasa would huvo said on that particular night: "Strange affair, that of tho Liverpool lino. Do you think they'll catch him V" "J hope," ho went on, not wailing for my answer, "they won't, bpunuse tlmt would mako it ruthar unpleasant for mo. Lord blens you j could tell thorn something about that affair that would lot daylight in. liut what I my ia this—HO long as that cLap's at largo, why should 1 mix uji with police courts. Of course, if they catches him it's a different mutter, Jt 'ud bo my duty then, as an honest iimn, to go forward. For, mark what J any, he's innocent, and lean prove it." I could almost hear tho thump, thump of my own ougor heart. 1 started and cried; "Have you not neon the evening papers V" • "Yea," replied my working friend, and produced a Globe. 1 glanced at it anxiously. "Pooh! That is the HM edition. My good inuii, you must make your sliitomont (iiin very night. JJIigih ia arrested." lie dropped his pipe in ehcer amazement. "You dou t say ao! Thou I'll got down here; there is it police station iu Houry street. Joe Williams isn't tho man to keop his mouth shut when there's any good to bo done by opening it. I volunteered to go with him, and we clambered oft' the roof of tho omnibus together. 1 was determined not to lose sight pf him. All my future hung ou tho lips of that man, "What do you kuow of the affair V" 1 asked curiously, as we wont along. "Never mind," he replied, with exaggerated caution, "you'll know soon enough," Arrived at. tho Station my first care waa to enlighten the inspector as lo the rune 1 had practiced ou my coii/unnioii. This done, Joseph. Williams, platelayer, told what he know. It is not necessary to quote him exactly, his mode of telling a ulory was u slow mid bewildering 1 om SuWieo it to say thut ho had travelled iu tho compurtmonl adjoining: that iu which wero Andrew und 1. lie heard our raised voices, he hoard a ucutllo, and Uo opened his curriuge door Hud crept along tho footboard till uo could look iu at our wiiuW. There he stiw me on tho floor o,n,d Andrews with the pistol pointed at MM head. Ho heard tho re- Andrews flrcd, i.uid uu\v biui full It It a kind wnrd. cloarlo? K\fo lenvo it still unsniil, Thn world Is thick wllli tliornp for bloom*, With stones when) should hu broad. The linnrlachos are ao many, Tho hurt* tlmt men miixl honr; And dnyfl bring henvy burden*! Of heiivy, anxfoni* euro. It may with fancy Kpnrklc, Or ilow with imtlru lino, And ihuy who list mny chour yon Wftli priliHO UH ewcut no wine. •But has It aiiclit of comfort— ThlH world of pen or tongue— Of help for thoBo who slrtiRKlo, Uf hopo for thoKU who lung? Tho world neodn nunHhlne, dearie, tiwect wordH tliat fall likn oil, Duhn for itH wolindK a-hloedlng, ItHBOillu benpent with toll. Tho world ncoda conrago, darling, JJravo wordM of faith and cheer, A cordial for ItH fainting Liko tniiBlc to thouar. Oh, give Pilch fn full mcaHiirc; All juy, all nhuliK'KH bring, But loavt! niiHiild by longim or pnn Tim word^ that holdx a Hting. —Ifarpor'H DaKiir. 1'AUM NOl'liS. Spray the fruit trees as soon as the blossoms drop, and spray thorn frequently- Clover chopped fine and sprinkled with bran and meal, is a cheap and excellent food for lions and ducks. Sunllowers will grow wherever corn will thrive. They produce a largo amount of seed, but need plenty of manure. For fee'ding purposes it is estimated that 100 pounds of beets are worth 19c; 100 pounds rutabagas, IGc, and 100 pounds of the Hat turnip lie. When procuring a thoroughbred mule .aim to secure one that is better than tho stock he is to improve. Too much cure can not be given the matter of tho selection of the mule. About twenty-five pounds of wool per 2- yenr-old Merino sho.epwus obtained at the shearing of the Salino (Mich.) sheep breeders in April. ""- : - •' * —'- ' <- od wool. The cheapest way to kill every young weed is to harrow the ground. As a large space of ground can bo harrowed in a day it will require but little labor and saves arduous work later on. Sow Hungarian grass in Juno. It keeps down tlie weeds and produces sov- eruj cuttings of hay, growing rapidly and thriving well during the warmest portion of the your. Kvcry weed that is allowed to secure a stand will deprive the crop of a certain portion of plant food and moisture. Every weed that is allowed to go to seed increases tho work of eradication a hundred fold. Much time con bo aiived by keeping up \yliut might be termed siniill repairs. A littlu item tlmt it fow minutes' work would have repaired, if done at once, if let go is often tho cause of . a half day's delay at some future time. * . Tho pig is Inppy when lie is in tho clover-field. If kept in a pen, give him all tho clover he can eat, with a mess of bran at night. On ,sncl| a diet ho should thrive and grow. No corn ia necessary for a growing pig, but his qi-arters should bo clean. In thu desire to secure sixo in tho strawberry the inoro desirable qualities of Imrdi- ncsa of vine and flavor of tho fruit are being overlooked. A well-flavored, solid berry, oven if small, is bettor ilian somoof the largo, hollow, insipid berries that are more attractive in appearance Ilian in This does not apply to wuali- An emulsion of one quurlof kerosene in live gallons of strong wiupsuds is an excel- .lent remedy for the ciilorpillurs that will naw infest apple trees, but kerosene is , fatal to peach trees. The proper way, how- qver^iu to tear out all the nests that appeal 1 iu the trees und burn them, which work should bo done late in the afternoon. Thin month the early pullets of the large breeds should ,be hatched out in order to produce tho laying liens for the fall. It is advisable to use good breeds and to combine tho nest qualities. Pullets of tho smalt breeds need not be hutched until May, us early maturing pullets, if hatched too eurly, will sometimes moult iu tho full. Tho Iforao Ohio Furmor, The past winter has been the worst for certain diseases of horses—as scratches, grcaao pool, grapes, codemutous swelling of. tho logs, olo,—that wo have experienced for tho hust twenty yours. Those troubles aro all aggravated by mud and sloppy roads. Kvon animals that were turnttt to pasture did not osctipo. The pasture field wot not tho cause, but standing and tramping in the barn-yard among tho sour, urine-mixed slush. \Vo are now on tho y«rgo of fine weather, and have been living in expectation of gelling over all this, but a different calamity hue overtaken us in an epizootic form, namely, influenza. For tho lost two weeks several horses in tho city huve become seriously affected and ei'yernl have died. Tlie symptoms are a thick, hacking, dry cough, slock in the logs, aud braced forward with no inclination to oat or move. The lungs being the seat of tho .disease, a low rale is heard, lion of the heart ia of tlie luuid on tho noso, as usual in such ciwcs, indicating clearly that such an attack ia not the result of cold. Those that havo died have shown inflamed lungs with the thorueic cavity filled with ulbuin- isona matter, which wiiu the euu.se of producing the rale so prominent in life. In breeding stock, abortion follows, which keeps us on the anxious seat as to precuu- ary measures. Ou first observation tho disease give five drops ol tincture of aconite in a tablespoonful of water every two! hours. Feed scalded oats and coorsu bran only, three times u duy, with a littlo hay. Chve iv Uttlo walking oxoreiso. Clwrdtm Nytvs. ' A 'Niagara cou.nty, N. Y., correspondent pi the Practical Fanner writes: 1 hdve mover lieen satisdpU with a half suc- ^wjyjjiawMo an'] undivided. u,nd and a hard pulsating acti felt by nlaciftg the palm c ribs. Few run at the lit Bire to be understood that t consider only these yields which are approaching the "possibilities of the soil" worthy of the name "success" A complete success with me means, first, a good yield, even if it be not extraordinary. I want not much less than 400 bushels of potatoes, or 1,000 bushels of onions, or forty tons of beets to the acre, but if 800, 800 and 80 respectively. I might call it a success, if other conditions were right. Complete success also means an even stand. I hate 'gaps and skips. Miss-hills spoil the whole appearance of a patch, and invariably decreases the yield. Whole sermons might be preached on the'subject of miss-hills, and if people would listen to them, and heed them, it would be money in their pockets. Evefy open space in the ro* diminishes the yield by juat so much. For the uneven stand looks bad and spoils one's satisfaction with the work. 1 sometimes employ ft radical cure for miss-hills. If I cannot fill the gaps by plants taken up too close elsewhere, I make the whole row a "miss-row," and replant it, I cannot stand it to let good land be idle. Preventives are always better than cures, however, and we have a most excellent preventive of miss-hills, an almost infallible one, in the practice of using plenty of seed. This may cause a little expense; but what is it compared with tho benefits we have from a full stand? JFhe increased expense for seed, where this is good and liberally used, will be repaid a hundred times in crop and pleasure, This heavy seeding is especially serviceable iri the case of Lima beans when grown on wire trellis (one of the simplest and most inexpensive methods, by the way, and decidedly convenient and attractive besides). Scatter the beans freely in the row, just as one would peas, only not quite so many, then cover lightly and firm with the foot, and_ you insure a pretty thick stand, which will need thinning probably. And if a gup occurs it can easily be nlled by taking up sonic of the plants where pretty close, and putting them into the empty phicos, That there ore more plants than actually and finally needed is no disadvantage. It give you a chance to pick out the weaker,; imperfect plants, leaving those that are most vigorous and without blemish. This weeding out tho bad ones is a most wholesome weeding. Hincreasee your crop and your satisfaction with the garden and,it is an advantage secured just by practice of that little and inexprnesive precaution—the liberal use of deed. Another instance where this liberality in the use pf seed muy prevent miss-hills and the loss of crop in the case of melons, cucumbers, squashes and the like. Where bugs are very plentiful and troublesome, it is often next to impossible to save the plants, by common methods of culture. We may use plaster and lime und all sorts of bad-Binelting substances, and poisons of every discription, without being able to save pur vinos. The only thing that can promise to help us over the period of danger is scattering the seed with free hand. Plant squash seed by the pound and feed your bugs! At the same time hide the ones j'ott wish to save out of sight. The potato fields and patches of most growers are chock full of gaps and miss- hills. The reason for this is that people use not near us much seed as they should for best results, and consequently their crops are one-half or less of what they should be otherwise. Where one-eye or two-eye pieces ore planted miss-hills can hardly be avoided. A large piece or a medium-sized whole potato, never fails to send up two or more strong sprouts. Does this heavier seeding pay increase of crop? It ulwuys has paid inn well, and I plant in rows li feet apart, having the hills 1 foot a part in the row. It is seldom that I use less than twenty bushelsjof seed per acre. Complete success in the crarden means freedom from weeds. It also means close cropping. When one crop is taking off, the land is at once put in order, and a new crdp planted. Consequently an immence amount of stuff is grown on the patch, and tho patch is always in best order, attractive to the eye, profitable to household and pocket-book. This is complete success, and it is within the reach of overyboby. Only try it, Thu UeolIiH) of Dancing. Pull Mall GazuLto. Ominous rumors huve for some time past been flouting through the columns of the French press to tho effect that dancing is to be done away with as an amusement unfit for this age of intellectual pursuits and pleasures. The Paris "Figaro" declares that dancing, "the dream of young girls," is going out of fashion, merely because the Itidy leaders of the Parisian salon no longer encourage this kind of amusement at their receptions. With the Bprightliness which characterizes our contemporary, the "Figaro" takes up the cause of tlie girls and urges that some leading society lady should revert to the custom of the "good old times" und throw her drawing-rooms open for the benefit of tho girls, and also for that of tho mothers of the girls; the absence of "reunions dansantes," is also to be regretted from the point of view of the mothers who have daughters pf u marriageable nge. Meanwhile, it is evident tlie waltz which is miido chiefly responsible for the indifference to dancing. The wultz is too boisterous, it is said, and too exhausting; and it is therefore a tbing to bo thankful for that it is to bo done away with in all Parisian salons except those slightly attacked by Anglomania. Another reason for the unpopularity of thn waltz is said to bo found in tho fact that it is, above all, a German dunce. Yet another objection to the waltz is, as the Icing pf waltz composers, Johann Strauss, of Vienna, points out, that it is impossible to talk while waltzing, and that, while tho quadrille is the triumph of the Ilirl, the wultz is his (or her) death. Thu clamor for quadrille and minuet dancing becomes greater us the waltz sinks in the estimation of dimcers; and if the present agitation continues we may, bcfoi e long, revert to the pretty dunces of the end of the lust century, and watch the "jeunesso dorce" "trip it neatly neatly" through the mazes of the "square dunces. Hut iu order to enjoy these most charming of ihtnccs to the full, tho Wuttcau costume should bo worn at them, and tho men should see that instead of wearing black couts with Hying tails und .trousers reneli- ing to the the tips of their toes (a costume which would look more ridiculous und in- urtistic than over in u graceful "square" diiiico), they adopt the picturesque apparel, minus the wig and queue, in which we see the beaux of tlio times when tho court of Versailles was in its highest splendor, Hit daintily over the parquet (loom, engaeod in performing, together with their belles, the dances of which every movement was said to be poetry incarnate. NAMI5S 01' NKG11OKS 1 Tlio Oui'lauB Nommicliituru That Orignntoil . • in riuntutloii Life. Of course, on every plantation there were several negroes of the sumo numo, and the negroes who we. apt at such things, used various and peculiar sobriquets to distinguish them. On my father's place there were An 1 Tailor lazu, An' liluck Liza, und An' Pop-eyed Ijiza, An' Unkor Uig Juku, linker Little Jake, und Unkor Knock-kneed Jake. There were in one family three generations of Hens, all possessed of a mental or pliysiccul infirmity. The old man, who nail been kicked in the heud by u mule, wus crazy. He spends his days mill pretty near ull his nights standing under a broad china tree preaching of the judgment duy. Ho was Uiiker Fool Hon. His son, a middle-aged man, ufllected with un ulcer Unit made him hime, was Unker Hoppin' Hen. The grandson, who wan troubled with the pelsy und besides simple-minded, wus Unkor Chilly 13eu. Though uble- bodied, ho was never uble to do any w.n'k uud wandered around the pluce without let or hinderunce. At tho close of the war a largo majority of the southern negroes assumed the name of the family to which they belonged, get- ling it fearfully, twisted sometimes, as, for iustuuce, Grim for Gruhiun, Dusky for Arowbuski, etc. Some want buck in soiirch of their former owners in Virginia or Carolina, who hud either lost them through debt or ruised them to be sold to the negro speoulutor, who brought them further south to be sold again to work the cotton uud rice plantations. In this wuy you will find' the grandfather of u.fuuiily bearing the iiauie of his old master in Virginia, the son that of his owner lit the close of tho war while the grandson tuwunies fanciful name, suggested by circumstances. So I know an old intiu cull-' iug himself Jim SuiuU^s. His eon is Jim Juuvob, Jr, There is not nor ever has been u Jim Juuiea, Sr. His eon, amvin, is Jim Qnuulupo. Upon, the plantations you occudionuly come across the once fuuwar names of Bumbo, Oujleo, Dinah, Sukey, Biplfe names, with explanatory prefixes and suffixes, are weat favorites among the devout portion of the negro community. The man who works my garden is King David Jonsing. My wood-cntter is the Rev. Solermon Wiseman, who, like St. Paul, does not disdain with his own hands to minister to his necessities. A little colored fiihale tramp from the country, who comes to me once a week, totin'a oundle of lighter'd on her head, which she offers to exchange for "a nick or two em'ty glasses" (flasks), announces herself as Miss Annerilzer Purse. An empty purse, evidently, for she never fails to wind up the trade by asking: "An't yer got huthin t'eat yer kin give me?" J. C. SIMPSON, Mnrqncss, W. Va., Says "Hull's G'ntnrrli Cure cured mo w a very ba ense of catarrh." Druggists soil It, 75c. A Gnllltzln, Pii., fniin recently bought pnlr of mules In Cldnrflol'd County for ?HO nnd discovered wlillc tithing them home thn one of them hnd ft plaster of Purls hoof—Hi fatso work coming off nnd slicking In ill mud. Ha fattitnea the mnle nnd demande his money back, but didn't get It. MX Jfmith Free, will be Bent by Origin t Co., Pldlndn.. Pa., to nny one In the U. 8. i Cnnndn, pontage pftirt, upon receipt of S Dobbins' Klcctrlc Soap wrappers. See lit of novels on circulars nround cnch bar. Son for sale by all grocers. The agricultural college professors fiav figured It out that two little sparrows In to years will produce an ancestry of 875,710 (183,698 birds. Well, that Isn't more than bird or two out ot the way at most. WHEN you think your children have worm nek your druggist for Dr. Bull's Worm De stroycrs and do not take any other. The; tnste good and nre always sure. A hearse ran Into a street car at Detrol the other tlay, the corpse and the passenger being biidly siniken up In tlie collision. A pocket mirror free to smokers of "Tan Bill's Punch" 5c. Ulgnr. Ocncrul W. W. Luring, .Florida's fnvorlt wnrrlor, lies burled in St. Augustine wllh in hciulslonu to mark Ids last resting place. JTron-Tradfl Yorsu* Protection. Uncle Zeb, an ardent free-trader am cross-roads statiminnn, was denouncing protection with all the arguments he coult muster, "I'll bet, Uncle Zeb," interrupted on pf the crowd, "that you are a protection ist, after all."». "I'll bet I ain't," shouted the old mai .warmly. "Come now. How ain 1 a pro tectionist?" "Why, you protect your system fron spring and summer complaints by Lii Ayer's Sarsaparilla." When the laugh subsided, Uncle Zeb ro plied with a grin, "Well, yes; I'll allow that to Hint extent I am a protectionist because I believe Ayer's Sursupariliii is tin. best blood-medicine ever made, not only for spring, but for all seasons." A Paw Paw man worth $100,000 carrie rater for a circus and thus got inside thi tent free. Confidence Mugot at Siiccem. So BiicTussfnl has Dr. Picrcc's Golden Mctl leal Discovery proved In curing clironli misal rntnrrh, bronchial and throat diseases that its manufacturers now sell it throuirl druggists under a jmtlive guarantee of Us hcimutlng or curing in every case, If givei u fair trial, or money paid for it will be re funded. Consumption (which le scrofula of the lungs) if taken In time, is also cured by this wonderful medicine. items PROMPTLY aunts BY Maywood, , . AMR. 10., 1888. 1 entered t#o J«*n tHthpnin lit wy tide; doctors failed to help me; St. Jacob) Oil cnrtd mo; no return of pain. P. MSMMON, P. M. For Constipation or Sick Headache, use Dr. Plcrt'o's Pellets; Purely Vegetable.. Ouc u dose. J. Luvurctt Story, of Essex, lias a Baldwb apple tree which presents a curious freak ol nature. Onc-half of tliu tree is in fid bloom, the Hue being drawn exactly through the ciintor of the tree, and the other half showing n-.it u blossom. ' The best cough nindii'inc is Piso's Cure foi Consumption. Sold everywhere. 2">c'. A Jewish syiiagognu to he creeled In Hal- tlniore, will, it Is siikl, bo tho only specimen of pure I'.yziiiiUne acchllcctiiru in tlio Uulletl Stales. It is said that Lord Salisbury will hand over all of tho Lake Nyanza country to Germany. Creates An Appetite Thorn tn nothing for which wo recommend llood'a KumuparUIn with gronter confidence than for IOBS, nf upputito, Indigent ion, Rick hoaduoho and other tnmbloH of dyu[>»)[itic imt.uro. In thn raoatnnturnl wny thin mi'dk'.Ino ('ently ton OH (lie fctomncli, nnelHta •li^urilloii, mill nmkuH ono fool "ronl hungry," LtulUw in dtiHcato health, uftor Inking Hood's Sur- HiipitrUlu ti fow ilityi>, find thomuolvos longing for 11 nd eating tlm i>liilm!8t Toad with unuxjiocteil relink. .Hid HiitUfitutlon, Try it. Uood'n Sur.'iaimrilhi ID Haiti by ull druggists, (1; six for $5. 1'ruiHirod by 0. I. HOOD & CO., Lowell, I LIKE MY WIFE TO USE POZZOMg'S • MEDICATED COMPLEXiORg POWDER, Because It Improves Her Looks I nnd is as Fragrant aevlolots. -' T I WILCOX'S COMPOUND PILLS: Safe. Certain and Effectual. "J"'t jtUuur by null. B.ud 4cs fur • f \V<iiiimn l H Safe. auaifi." Dr. Wilcoi'i Specific Co., Phila., P CHICHESTER'S ENGLiSH PENNYROYAL PILLS. Itml OruHH Dhmiund Itnind. Thoooty rullnblu r>'ll fur Bile. S»foatic» Burn. Lutllem nub !>rugjclst furtUulMa* innnil HrunJ,i» ruil inet*llloboic«,f«aluj vitlitiluurllibon. Tukonoother. BL-nd4c. _ _, (klnmtiH) Tor iiftrUcuUru uud ''Hcllef for ^"*^/ l.mlli-H," in letter, ly m«lt flame faptr, PhiohcatcrChemluul C'o.. aiudiauii tig.. PhUitdm I'a. " "" CAN LAY BY S5C,j"lfl ftisi,;. 11 yiiiir I y working fur UK. \ <>ii < ;ui 1 •!.! n ji. tiny Hitrcf ui'riinit'.ur May no itmlli r i uu yni hj.. u cr iv 1mlii or i»:irL tttnu. bltiiup uui it <| id-il liU'au-.M'i JSO. 0. \\ J H_h'U)K A (JO., 1U4 \ Uii Hn ft u .'il., Cltii'i'H 1.11 ArplJ to JIILO I. STEtm I lUlnn.D.O JBfftUoh umi>0».i »., Atf y«, 14191' Kt..W«il» n B veUnd.D« troll.c;iilrM« IT iHtisr.i>i,v(iiiii.iiiii:NV l'llll,IIHi:N. 'I'lummmla o I youuic int'ii iiml wunuiii 111 thl rountrr uwu Ihuir Hvca, tliuli hualUi mm Ilii'lr )m]>l>i'»».. t< UliKVa Kooil, Minlr (lulls dlut 111 ^^^_^^^^__ .Inl'iini'jr mill Vlillilliuml hnvlllB ^^^^"^^^^^^"*^ lusiiii IIUlKO «Footl. 35 luntaup, Uy Drumtlata, WOOLU10I1 & CO., I'ulu'tr, MUM. 'FOOP L unit fl«pJew writfumfot . new IVimitiu IUWH. Sonl * Hi'swrtera relieved . _. _'t}Htt or nv t'u«. A.W k 8oni t Wfcihln|[tun.D. C., A Cincinnati, Q llnMt. The only oertnlii ~iiU ewy- cure. l)r. J. ' . . Stephens. labnnon, OMo._ F. A. WASHINGTON, i). o. Bondfor circular. iiml Cl.ivunuiiuut <•! nth [inisctMitiMl 1<y THUS, Hit ill£l((li, I). U., Illllt Fl'Otllullt, U. C*1C *>O Tfl COCn OO A BfONTII con bpniada U/U.— IU VtDU.— workln^foruu, i'oraonapre-, forrotl who CBU furaUh a horse and give tlioir whole time to the buBinesa. tipnre uioraeutu uinjr be prolltubly employed U!BO. A few vnoaiioleB iu towns u ^ '" B. t. JO1INSON 4 OO., 10U9 Main St., Bicbi . udf Va. PATENTS-PENSIONS 'j; SomUurdlgiuituf t'unnfunaiid Iloutiiv iji.... In ven to re uuldo or How to Ut>c a Tututit. I'ATH D'lTmuuLL, Atioraev M L»w, WanhioKtva. D. a. „ Oirlislo, PA., PcbradT* 11.1S88. I w«» hurt ia the lett hip and tried several piijrstt'iitfis without ohtnfning relief. Lea than a half-boltio of St. Jacob* Oil cured m*. JOHN U. SHEAFER. To Restore tone abd Strength to the System When Weakened by La Grippe or any other Illness, Ayer's Sarsaparilla is positively unequalled. Get the BEST. Prepared by Dr. J, C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. To cure Bllloiuness. Sick Headache. Constipation, Malarln, Liver Complaints, take tlie nafo and certain reuicdj. SMITH'S BILE BEANS , Deo the BMAI.1, 8IZH (40 little bean* to the bottle). Tlier are the most convenient; suit nil uoa. I'rlceof either «l«e, 2« cent- per bottle. KISSING nt T > ^ „ *. . 3 - r - SMITH *CO., Makenof "Bile Beans," St Louli, Mo. ELY'S CREAM BALM id worth DMOOO to any Man, Woman or Child Buffering from CATARRHS. A|i]ily Halm Inlo each nostril. ELY HHOS., m Wnrrou St., N. Y. 1ELI6HTFUL * VACATION TOURS Tonrlit Ticket*, ioth single nnd round rip, are now on Bale LAKE SHORE ROUTE (I.. 8. A M. S. ItT.) TO CIIAUTAUOIU, NUGA1U FALLS, TORONTO, THE ST. LAWHKNCE 11IVEB, THOUSAND ISLANDS. HQNTBKiL, THJB WHITE MOUNTAINS, PORTLAND, DAK HAUliOR, Etc., Etc. tar All tourist tickets via this route admit of stop over at TIIE MOST UNIQUE BUMMEB BE8OBX OH THE WOBI/D, CHAUTAUQUA! To which Special Excursions will bo run durlafl Lho season. Send for Tourlet Folder. C. K. TVILBER, W. Pass. Agent, CHICAGO* TUIB r APEB ewy «m« you wiiU. SURE " A forPILirS d ALT RHEUM f nlolph St., < i'im'0ii)tin Dr.iKK^^ \up|>!led by UKUKNIC ^UT'ios <:<> M aiit\viiiiU«'c, iviM. D • ..•.i^ f mm m, *^J* TItEATKD FREK. Positively Cured with Vegetable Remedial Have cured many thousand CMOH. Cure itatienta pronounced bopeleRi by the befltpbyaiolanr. From Irst dose nymiitomB rapidly disappear, and in ten dayb at leant two-till rda of all synintnmii am remove ' lend tor free buck of teHtlmoQlalu pf ttilrauuloi mrea. lymiitnrnn am removed iionlalu of ttiirauulout indayi treatment turniubed free by null [f you order trial, send 10 cents In stampa to wUce. DB. H. H.GBJCEN * 8ONB, A B, Atlanta, (H. ROAD CARTS ONLY $1O t-3*«-T-^ .^Tliu ltc»t uiid Lotvvftt I'rle* J HuVncwTf 7.50 und *1O.OO. AnrlU, VluM. S*fw, B«wln( n, Bc»lu ot nil vnrMi*. Sava m»ney »nd »cnd f»r I'rico Ltat, , CHICAGO SCALE CO., Tlllnnl-. II. 8. A. 5 TON SCALES $60 Beam Box-Tare Bean JONES OP BINGHAMTON) N.Y. STEICTURE! Dissolved niid Removed by Medi- oiue Only. XO 1 XST U LTM ICNTS. Address PHYSICIAN. U. I. __ ___ The A 1 **;*/ MeMtlne in the World is probably "Bit. ISAAC THOMPSON'S CELEBKATEB EYE-WATER. Thin article is a ourefully prepared physician's pr»- orlption, and has been in oonutnnt uue for nearly * *>ury. Thoro ure few dlseitaeB to which ra unkind subject more distressing than sore eyes, and one, perhaps, for which more remedies have foaen ried without auooesa. For all external inflammation t tho eyes it iu an Infallible remedy. If the direo- OIIB are followad it will never fail. We particularly ivite the attention uf Hie by all dnmtfUU. . OU., Taor. & Y. KatubliBhad 171*7. . physlciane to Us merit B. For JOHN L. THOMPSON, BONH THE ELKHART CARRIAGES HARNESSMFG.CI, i14. Ttalil Imltom and ilnsli or 1(1 Yrnrx hnv iii.rMDl .ill? Hu •111. blil|» ANVMIIKIIK far tuiliiullim liKfuro bujlng. lglit rliarprs If nut ll-l>U«,|!i . . w K. M. I'llVrr, p«r'r. KIllmH. ludl I . I prescribe and fully en. _. . I dorse Big (J u tlie only pr Ounitn ^H Bpoolllo forthecerlalucur* fl TO k DiTfl.^ of thin disease. '?.*? f" "1 O. H.INQKAHAM.M. D, aulolon. • Amsterdam', N. V. Wo Imve mid Big G f" many yeara, and It hM ;lren tlie beat ot ut!» 'action. P. U, DYOHB 4 CO.. Cblctao, 111 31,00. Bold by Drui!«l>t« i EWiS 1 98 < ; i'^. LYE L l'uwtl<>ro<) anil I'tivt'illiitxl (VAYKNTKU) 'I'lvistiviitit'iit Itml /mrent Lye ntiide. \Vill iiniko tho l<'nl perfumed Html Hiuip iu 20 minutes without liiiil!iii/. It is the best for ilisiih.A-tiiii,' einkn, closets, ilrains, washint; bottles, barrels, pninU, etc. PENNA. SALT MTG CO., Gen, AgU,, i'hila., I'a. HE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER NICHOl.L'S SARSAPARILLA Oui'cri all diuL'UditH uviaitiu fruiu luiuurv b or milu bv druKtjI«t«. UJ*1.VK " Hll'<4 </(|.f MliiuaapollH, Minn. W1S PUB. UNION 14-24 If youvraut your poneiou without duluy, put your olftiui iu tlio liaud« !The best is aye ^e che&pesh" HL a» * .3 • * « A t r tmimTionj of; scouring so ' REALv ECONOiyiY. It is worse than nonsense to buy a' cheap article with which to damage more valuable property. Scouring soap is at best only a trifling expense, but with a' poor and cheap article it is likely to do considerable damage tQ fine marble or other property. • *» C O N

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