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"Mjfletr Jrafmj," she Swa, "1. faftv* feSa yonr letter with the greatest interest. I Sfti not only Afraid thnt gome vlllniny ig ftflo'st, but T am perfectly sure of It. One CM only hope and pray thnt her ladyship a&ytjSRept oat ot m influence. Ton i 3H1I be pleased to hear that Mr. Monntjoy Ifttfetter. AB soon as he wns gnfficteutly , Wca*6rva to stand the shock of violent *6K>H<J8,1 tme IWnT Hatty's Mite* into" his handS. .It *as well that 1 Imd kept It frOra hliri, for he fell Into such a violence t>( grief and indignation thnt I thought he Would naVe had a serious relapse. 'Cun 8ny woman," be cried, 'be Justified In going back to an Utterly unworthy bus hand tintll he hns proved it complete change? What ir aho htw received u tliousitiul let- tWs ot frefetteficel' Penitence slmulil be shown by acts, not words; sliu should have watted,' He wrote her a letter, which he showed the, 'Is there," he asked, 'anything in tho letter which could justly offend herf t could flud uotliitiK. He told her, but I fear too late, that she risks degradation—perhaps Worse, If tlicfj Is any• thinfj worse—if slio persists I u returning . to bet unworthy husuiiuil. If she refuses to be gittded by his advice, ou tlie lust oc- Cftslon on Which he would presume to ,6ftef any advice, he begged thatsUe would net answer. Let her silence Say—No. That w»« the substance of his letter. Up to th* present moment uo answer hns been Wfleired from L»d/ Hnrrr. Nor MiaS he received so much as an acknowledgment 6f the letter. What can be understood by this silence. Clearly, refusal. "You must return by way of Paris, though It Is longer than by Basel and Laoii. Mr. Monntjoy, I know, will send you the money yon want. Mo has told me as lunch, 't have done with L-uly Hurry,' he said, 'Her movements no longer concern me, though I ran never want In- ',<J'*9t in what she does. But since the ^V\ Is right to.stick to her mistress, I ..u send her the money—uot as n loan to >e paid back by Iris, but as a gift from mi self.' "Therefore, my dear Fanny, stop In Paris for one utght at least, and team what has been done If you can, Find nut the nurse and ask her what really happened. With the knowledge thnt you already possess it will be hard, indeed, If we cannot arrive at the truth, I'heve must be peoplo who supplied things to the cottage—the restaurant, the pharnuiclen, the laundress. See them all—yon know them already uud we will put tjie facts together. AH for finding her ladyship, that wilt depend entirely upon herself! 1 Khali expect you back in about a week. If anything Imp- pens here 1 shall be able to tell you when you arrive. Tours affectionately. L. VIMPAJTY." This letter exactlv coincided with Fanny's own views. Tliu doctor WHS now gone. She was nlouo in lh« cottage; nnd TOD suburb of P-assy, though charming in many ways, Is uot exactly the place for a man of Dr. Viuip.my's temperament. She would stay a day, or even Hvo days, or more, If necessary, at Pussy. She would make those Inquiries. The second letter, which reached her the game day, was from Mr.' MonnHo . Ho told her what he hud told Mrs. VImpauy: he wonld give her Hie mutivv. became he recognized the spirir- "f ll.leli'ty which caused Fanny to go first to Purls and then to'Berue. But he could nut protend to •any right to interference In Ihe affairs of Lord and Lady H.irry Norland. Ho inclosed u mandiil jmsttil for a hundred and twenty-live francx, which he hoped would .be sufficient for her immediate wauls. She started on her return journey ou tliu uiimo day—namely, Sum-day. Ou Sunday evening shu was in .i pension at Passy, nuuly to niakv those inquiries. Tho first person whom sho SOUL; u out ivas tho rentier—tlta landlord ot thu cottage. He was a retired tradesinun—oiie who had made bis modest fortune iu a eluircitterlc, and had invested It Iu house propert . Fanny told him she had ujeii ladv's uiai.l to Lady Harry Norland, in the'-recent oo- cnpancy of the cottage, and that she was anxious to know her present address. "Mercl, nion IJiunl qne seals-jet 1 What do I know ubouu it?" ho replied. "Tlia wife of the English miloi-d I'D an much attached to hur liusband that she Icaveslilm in his loug illuess—•" "His lon<c illness?"' "Certainly—.Mademoiselle is not, perhaps, acquainted with the circumstances —his loug illno^s: itml doe.s not come even to see his dead body after Im is dead. There la a wife for you—a wife of tut) lia- glish fashion." Funny uaspwl. "After lie is du.td? Is Ijoril Hurry duudf Wheu did lie die? ' "But, assure.li , JJadeuiolselli; lias not heard? The K.igl.sh milord died on Turns- day Diornin_, u wee c uud more ago, oC cousuiuption, aud iv.. < Ijnried tu the cemetery of Autuuil last ri.il in-day. Mudemoi- "ftappears iiitouis.ijd." Jen elfut, Jilousieur, 1 um astonished." "Already the umiu.-itono is erected to the memory of the unhappy young man, who is said to belong to it most distinguished fam ly ot' Irol.tnd. Aludumul- Belle, i-.iu seu it with her own eyes Iu the cemelery." "Ouu word more, Monsieur. If Mon- •ieur would huvu the kindness to tell her who was the nurse of milord in his last seizure?" "But certuinh 1 . AU the world knows the widow La Chaise. It was the widow La Chaise who wus called in by thu doctor. All! there is a mun—wli it u maul What amirucleui sclvucv. U'uutiU-vutiuu to his IrifUil! Whutudmirul'luseiilimeiiisl Truly, the English are Kreutiuseulimen s Wheu their insular cold ness allows theiu to speak. This widow cuu be found—easily found." He gnve Funny, iu fact, the nurse's address. Armed witli this, aud having got out of UIB huullorit the cardinal luct ot Lord Hurry's ulleged death, the lady's ^lald went in seurcli of this resyectublu 'widow. She found her, in her own apartments, a respuctubla woman indued, perfectly ready to [ell everything thut shu knew, and evidently quite unsuspicious of anything wioiiis. Slie wus invited tu taKe charge df u sick mun ou the morning of Thursday; sjie wus unit unit tie wiis u young ln.su lord, ilan^oroa.sly ill of u pulmonary ilisunk-r: the doctor, in fact, informed her tnab his life hung by u inread, aud might drop ut any moment, though on the oilier huud.hu had known such oases linger on for many mouths. She ai» rlvcd, as sho hud lioen or hn-ad, ut midday- she was taken inio (lie siclv-rooijt by the doctor, who showed tier the putlent placid* ly slet-ping ou u sot i-. the bail hud been slept, in, und wa-i not yet made. After explaining the medicines which she was to administer, and thu times when they were to be given, ami telling her something about his Uic.i, tho doctor left 'her alone with the patient. "ih' wus still sleeping profoundly," Bald the nurse. .„. "You are sure (hat he was sleeping and notiluud?" asked Kunny, sharply. "Mademoiselle, 1 have been a" nurse for many veai's, I know my duties. The moment the doctor left me I verified his Statements. I proved that the patient was sleeping by feeling his pulse und observing his breath." Funny mado no reply. She could hardly remind this respectable person that after the doctor left her she employed herself first iu exiiinlnlii!;'the clipboards, drawers, armn/n-, and other things; thut slio then found a book with pictures, in which aberrant (or a quarter of aii hour or BO; that shu then grew sleepy and dropped the book— "f then," continued the widow, "made arrangements agulusi his waking—-that Is to say, 1 drew back the ciu-tuliiH and turned over the sheet to air iho bed"—0, Madame! Muduinu! Suiely tills wus needless! —"shook up the pillows, and occupied myself lu the cures of u conscientious nurse until the time came to administer the ilrst dose of medicine. Then I proceeded to awaken my patient, t'igurj yoursolfl He whom J hud left tranquilly bruathlnc, with the regularity of a convalescent rather than a dying mun, wus deud. He was deud!" You are sure he wus deud?" 'An If I liti'l uevev ai-uii a duail body be- '•foftjf-J called the doctor, but It was for duty only! for I knewthut he wus deudl" "And then?" "Then tho doctor—who must also huvo known that li» wus dead—felt his pulse and tils heart, uud looked ut his eyes and declared I hat lie wus duud." "Andthcu?" "What then? If a man in deud he la deud. You cuntuit restore him to life. Yet one thing the doctor did. He brought u camera anil look u pholuzraph of the dead man for the sake of his frit-mis." "Ohl Ho uiuk a photograph of—of— Lord Hurrv Norland. What, did * do that for?" "I tell you for tho sake of >•' ' ..iiia." Fanny wus more bewildered limn ever. Why on earth should tho doctor want u photograph of the Uuuu Oxbye to show the friends of Lord Hurry? Could ho have niudu u blunder us stupid us it wus uncalled for? No ouo could possibly mistake I he dead face of that poor Dune for Iho dead fucti of Lord Hurry. Shu had gut all the Information she wanted—all, lu fuct, thut WHS of uuv use toner. One tiling vvuiuiuud. She would see thu grave. Thu cemelery of Auteull Is not so large as Very la Chaise, nor does it contain so uiauv celebrated persons us thu lutler— nerluips tho greatest cemetery, us regards its Illustrious dead, iu the whole world. ]t Is the cemetery of the better class. Tliu tombs are uot tuo.iu ut •liumortuls but ot tne date ted !tlV6,,Kge, ;ftfid ; ,S6'tIi feat f owflfot I IteatvC a*d '« iVpTated.thl$'ffte1raBcT6tjB 6\KJB'e, , Tfte O8ne, Oxby'B," She «H<L "¥« |f6ft-t(i8 better fust white I Went Kwar That Was thfe reason Why I frag sent away The very next day the doctof, thiakiagina lar a«r«. , poisoned him. 1 saw hftn fla If The nurse *u8 told that he »«8 asleep. and being left alone presently discoverer that he was dead. She had been tolc that the Sick matt 13 ft young Irish get* tleiSin, HeisWtledflfiderthS name 8f libra HffMy.- That Is the reason I fonftf thfi docjor alone. Andfty ladyf WhefB is She?" , -Vl (JftXW'SA lt-*!>AW"ff If ABRAtm, Fanny returned to London. Partly, tfil elenderness of her resonrces gave her n« choice: partly, She had learned all there Was to learn, and would do no good by Staying longer at Pussy. She, arrived With thirty shillings leit ptiliofMr. Monntjfly'S timely gift. She sought ft cheap Jtftlgiug, and found a room Attrpnft; people 4 who seemed respectable, Whidh She cdulcl havS for fdnr and 'sixpence a Week, With board at n Shilling a day. This settled. she a hastened to Mh Mountjoy'g hotel briinfaHot her n6W8 fot Mrs. vimpany; Everyono knows the .dlsamxilntmeht wnen the one person in the world wnom you want at the moment to see and to talk with proves to be out. Then the news has got to be suppressed! the conclusions, the suspicions, the guesses have to be postponed; the active brain falls back upon it- Belt ; - . ftS ftfcat M thnt at Berne— was-6iporlenced by Funny Mere «t the hotel. . Mr. Mounljoy was no loncer thefe. The land lady Of the hotel, who knew Funny, came out herself, and told her what had happened. "He wns better," she said, "but still weak. They sent him down to Scotland lliMrs. Vimpany'scare. Ste was to trawl bv quick or slow singes,- • Jlist us he felt nble. Aud I've got the address for yon. tlfre It Is. Ohl and Mr.". .Vim pan y left ft tnfSBiijze. Will Vnti, she. snys, when ytfh wHto, send the letter to her and not to him? She says, yoii kflo^v why." : • •Fanny returned to her lodging profoundly discouraged. She Was filled with this terrible secret that she hart discovered. The only man who could advise ot this Juncture wns Mr. Monnljor, nnd he was gone. And she know not what lind become ot her mistress. What could she do. The responsibility was more than she could bear. ,.- • i The conversation With the French ntirso firmly established one thing In her mind. Tho tnnn who wns burled In the cemotery ot Auteuil with tho mime oC Lord Ham- Norland on a hendstoue, the man who had lingered so lone with pulmonary disease, wns the man whose nenth she hnd witnessed. It was Oxbye. the Dune. Of Mint there could be no doubt. Equally there wus uo doubt In her own mind lhatlio had been poisoned bv the doctor— Mrs. Vlmp» nny's husband— In the presence, and, to all appearnucp, with the consent aud full knowledge of Lord Harry himself.' Then her mistress wns In the power of these two men— vlllnlns who had now added murder to tholv other crimps. As for herself, she.wus nlone, almost friendless; In a- week or two she would .ho perinllpss. If she told her tale, what mischief mlshtshe not do? If she was silent, what mischief mfaht not follow? She sat down to write to the only friend she had. But her trouble froze her brain. She had not been able to put the case plainly. Words fulled her. Sho was uot at any time fluent with her pen. She now found herself renlly unable to convey any intelligible account of what had happened. To stnte clearly all that she knew so that the conclusion should be obvious and patent to tho reader would have been at all t lines difficult, and wns now Impossible. She could only confine herself to n simple vagne statement. "I can only say that from nil I have scon and heard I have reasons for believing that Lord Harry Is not dend at nil." Sho felt thnt this was n feeble wuy of summing np, but she WHH not ut the moment equal to more. "When I write nguln, after I have heard from you, I will tell yon more. Today 1 cannot. 1 um too much weighted down. I nm afraid of saying too much. Besides, I have no money, und must look for work. I am not anxious, however, about my own iiituro, because my lady will not forsake inc. I nm sure of thnt. It Is my anxiety about her and the dreadful secrets I have learned which give me uo rest." Several days passed before the answer came. And then It was an answer which gave her little help. "I have uo good news for you," she said. 'Mr. Monntjoy continues weak. Whatever yonr secret, I cannot ask you to communicate It. to him hi his present condition. He has been grieved and angry beyond all belief b • Lady Hurry's decision to rt'joln her husband. It is hard to understand that a man should be so true a friend und so constant a lover. Yet ho bus brought himself to declare that ho has broken oil all friendly relations with her. Ho could no longer endure London. It was nssoclatcd with thoughts and memories of her. In spite of Ins weak condition lie insisted on coming down here to his Scotch villa. Ill as he was. ho would brook uo delay. We came down by very siisy singes, stopping at Peterborough, York, Durham, Newcastle and Berwick — at some places for one night, and others for more. In spite of all my precautions, when we arrived ut the villa he was dangerously exhausted. I sent for the local' octor, who seems lo know something. At nil events, lie Is wise enough to under- stuud thut this is not u. cis^> for drills. , Among them Fanny easily found, fol- We diu'ctlons given to her, the ' tomb she yyus search i u u afiur. Ou It vyus wi'lttou iu EuitHali, "Sooted to Memory Qt fwd Huajf Kw # w Complete rest and absence from all agitating thoughts, mint bn aimed ut. Aliove ill, he Is not to see the newspaper. 1 ). That s fortunate, because, I suppose. Lord Hurry's death lias been announced in ;hom, and the thought that your former mistress Is a widow might excite him very dangerously, You will now understand why I left thut message at tho hotel for you, and why I have not shown him ?our letter. I told him, It Is true, tliut yon lad returned without finding your mistress. 'Speak to me no more of Lady Harry,' he replied Irritably. So I havo Bald no more. As for money, I have u fow pounds by me, which are at your service. You can repay me at some future time. I have thought of one thine—that new Continental paper started by Lord Harry, Wherever she may be, Lady Harry is almost sure to see that. Put an advertisement In it uddressed to her, stating that you huve uot heard of her address, but that you yqnrself will receive any letter sent lo some post-olllce which you can find. I think thut such an udvurtiaemont will draw u reply from her, unless she desires to remain In seclusion. 1 ' Fanny thought the suggestion worth adopting. After careful consideration, sho .drew up an udvi'i'tlsemeuti "Funny M. to I, H . I have not been able to ascertain vonraddress. Please write to mo, at the Posl-Ollicc, Hunter street, London, \V. O." She paid for thfa Insertion of this advertisement three times on alternate Saturdays. Thoy told her that this would bo u more likely way than to take thruo successive Saturdays. Then, encouraged by the feeling that something, however little hud been done, she resolved to sit down und to write out u narrative in which she would set down In order everything that had happened—exactly as It had liiippen- ed. Her Intense hatred and suspicion of Dr. VImpauy aided her, slruugu to say, to keep to the strictest fldi-lity as rvicards the facts. For It wus uo. her deslru to muke up churgea und accusations. She wanted to find out the exact truth, and so to set it down that anybody who read her stutemeut would arrive ut the sumo conclusion as sliu herself huil done. Iu the ease of un ej u-witness there are thousands of things which cannot be produced In evidence which let are most Important 111 directing aud confirming suspicions. The altitude, the voice, tliu look o( a ttpvukci'l the things which he conceals us well us the things which ho reveals—all these uru evidence. Bui tiie.se Fuuuy wus unable to set down. Therefore It behooved her to be strictly careful. First, she stated how sho become aware that there was some secret scheme under consideration between Lord Harry and tliu doctor. Next, she sot down the fuct thut they begun to lulk French to each other, thinking that she could not understand them; that they spoke of ducelviug Lady Harry by some, hiaiume.nl which had already deceived Itiiuiuthoritles: that the doctor undertook to Val the lady out of the house: that they engaged herself its nurse to a sick mum thut she suspected from the beginning that their design was to prollt In some way by the death of this sick man, who bore a slight resemblance to Lord Harry himself. And so ou, following the story us clqwly us she could remember, In Urn death of the l);iuv uud her own subsequent conversation with ttoutir.se. Shu wus c ireful to put in tliu dales, day uttur day. When she had dune till this—It took u Hood deal of lime—Hliu bought u maumcripl book aud copied it nit out. This enabled her to remember I wo or t hive facts which hud escaped her ut thn bi'iilnninu. Then she nmileanother copy—mis iiui-j u'linoui hanii's w people or place. The m-mul copy shu fnnvurded us u ii'glsti'1 -il U'tlui 1 Lo Mrs. Yliupu-uy, with a luiU'i ot which tills wus the conclusion: "p Hia.dviiuK, (kcitfjCoi'e, Vhul un inuruliuc I l«ft ISs to a patient who *«H stated to tft m-thSfe eftfl be fi<Td6M>t Whatever thttt the bofl? in thd Cemetery Is thfit of the uhfovttinftte Date, Oxbye; and tlidt; Some*hete ot othet, Lovfl HAfty is alive 4nd toll. "What ha*6 they done it forf First of all, 1 stippose, to «et .ttonSy. U it Were •lidt fat this Btripsse 6f gttttng tnamyjkbt aefett* tfrMrl iHrtfe hftf ksthftig to do With tB8 c6nfi»lrS6y f "tftrt6h ftttfjila owrt IfrTtfig titfft. TfiAt Is W»y ceKfttfi. Yotr ta«4 tWIS they would try to gat money out at tfi'8 Instirnnee Offices. I Suppose that U lh«t* design. Bat Lord Httry finfty KW6 ftinuy other Secret reasons of his own for wishing tn be thought dead. They 8fty lits life has been full ot wicked things, and he imty well wiah ,tp .be considered. .dead and gone. Lots of wicked men would like above nil things. I should think, to bo considered dentl and burled. . Bat the money mutter If nt tH8 bottom of All, I ant. con' tliicSd; WKiitSfewe Wdof" ;:•;•-• : * WhftteottUI theyttbi 1 fhfese two \troineti hftd got hold of a terrible secret. Neither of thembould. tflofe. It whs too . liig a thine. OIIQ cnnnot expect n Woniau to brlnshcrowu husband— however wicked a husband he may be— to the awful sham* ftUd horror of th* gailowSlf tnnrdM should be «ro*«d^of to a lifelong •Imprisonment if the conspiracy nlone should be.bronghc home to him. :Thefefor« Mfs. vitnpanjf conld do flothlrig. As forFnahy, themere thbttorht of the pftih she Woiild i«flIJi«p- bn her talstrdss were JJOfd HaV fj ..tHWngu her interference to be brought to justice And an infamous sentence kept, net Meantime the announcement ot Lord Sarry!s death had been made. Those who knew the family history Spoke cheerfully of the event. "Best thins he had ever tlone. very good thliiR for his people, One more bad lot out of the. way. Deads sir, and a very good thing, too. .Marfled, I believe. Oho of the men who had 'dottS even-thing. Pity they can't write a life of him." 4 tiese Were the comments tho.de upon the decease of this. voting gtfntlehmH. Stich is fame. Next day he Was cleatt tor- gotten; lustnslt he had t never existed, SUoli is life. .— AT LOTTVAW. Not many English tourists go out of their way to visit Lonvaln, even though it has a Hotel do Vflle surpassing even that ot Brussels Itself, anil though one can Ret there In an hour from that city of youth atod pleasure. And there are no EiiiillHli I'ushleiils ut all In the place— at least, Mono In evidence, though perhaps there may he >some wlio hAve gone there for the same reasons which led Mr. Wlll- latn Unvllle and his wife to choose this spot — In drder to be private nnd secluded. There are many more people than we know of who ileslre, above nil thlnss, BO- cluslon and retirement, amldrcarpuothlng so much as a chance meeting with an old friend. Mr. William .Unvlllo took a small house, furnished. Ilku the cottage at Pussy, and, alsu like (hut little villa, standing In its own garden. Hero, with a cook and a maid, Iris set up her moilest mcmtge. To ask whether she was happy would bo absurd. At no time since her marriage had she been happy; to live under the condition of perpetual concealment Is not in itself likely to rrmke a woman any the happier. Fortunately she had no time to experience the full bitterness of the plan proposed by her husband. Consider. Had their scheme actually beou carried out quite successfully, this pair, still young, would have found themselves condemned to transportation for life. That was the first thing. Next, thov could never make any friends among their own countrymen or countrywomen for fear of discovery. Iris could never again speak to au English lady, If they Mild children the risk would appear ten times more terrible, the consequences ten times more awful. The children themselves would have to grow up without family and without friends. Tlio husband, cut oil from Intercourse with other men, would be thrown back upon himself. Husband and wife, with this horrible load laid upon them, would Inevitably grow to loathe and hate the sight of each other. The man would almost certainly take to drink: the woman— but we mti it not follow this line any further. The situation lasted only so long as to give the wife a glimpse of what it might become in the future. They took their house, and sat down in it. They were very silent. Lord Harry, his great coitp successfully carried so far, sat taciturn and glum, lie stayed indoors all day, only venturing out after dark. For a man whoso whole Idea of life was motion, society and action, this promised The monotony was first broken by the arrival of Hugh's letter which was sent in with other documents from Passy. Iris read It; she road It again, trying to understand exactly what it meant. Then she tore it up. "If ho only &ue\v," she Haul. "ho would not have taken the trouble even to write this letter. There is no answer, Hugh. There cun be noue — now. Act by your advice? Henceforth, I must act by order. I am a conspinife;" Two days afterwards cama a ratter from the doctor. He did not tljlnk it necessary to say anything about Funny's appearance or her jonSney to Berne. ''Everything," he wrote' "has so far gone well. The world knows, through the papers,* that Lord Hurry is dead. Thge will be now only the business of clain-lng the money. For this purpose, as Ills widow is the sole heiress and executrix. It will bo necessary for her to place tiie will and the policies ot insurance in the hands of hel'liuslmiul's lawyers, so llmt the will may lin proved ind Ihe claims duly made. Form* will have to be signed. The in jilleal cerliiicate of death and the forniHuueotin^tlie burial are already in the lawyer's hands. The sooner the widow goes to London the better. Shu should write to announce her arrival, ami she should wrllv from Paris in If Hlit* nad bfun staying tnere a^Acr her :ui.-ib ind's death. -~^\. 1 nave uuly 10 remind .\oii-,*v" lear Liuville, that you are indebted i .<! In the sum uf £3,000. Ot course, I s,mll be very pleased to receive a check for this sum in full as soon as vou hnvu touched he amount due to you. I shall be in Paris, al the Hotel CoulineiHal, where, you may mldruss me. Naturally, tuero i<i uo desire 1'or concealment, and if the "J will nut (in!" Mce Companies desire any Infornvitloa rom nie fain nlwnyu ready and willing to iltonl it." Lord Harry gave this letter to his wife. She icad It, and laid it open iu her lap. "Must It be, Harry? Ohl innst it be?" "There'ls no other way nosslbld,•'duar. Jut really It is iiolhlnv. You worn not at ''iwsy when -your husband died. You had Kien'ln London—you were in Brussels— .nywliere: when you arrived. It was all ivor; you have seen his hoanstpi)!!, pr, fimpauy hod him In his care; you. knew 10 was III, but you thought It was a trl- ling matter which time would cure; you iro to the lawyers and present the will, 'hey have the policies, and will do overj- hliiTel.se; vou will not even have to sign uythlng. 'Tlio only ihin't Miat you inusi. lo Is to get it complete rig-nut of widow's ised*. Mfnd —tlicro will not be the llithli'rtl iluiibl or {|il"Hll'iii.r;sU» I. Omi- Ider nuuverylhiiig,yon wl /more than nstiliiKl in seeing no one i. i./golu^ uo- •i-ru." (To bo continued. ALL SO UTS. The lion and the tiger, and indeed, newt of tho caruivoru, do not grind their ood, using their jaws only up ami down, he molars acting like chopping knives, jr rather scissors, 'i'lioir mouths, in fact, are a veitable Inuih mill. Meteorological observations which havo lean taken ut COO meteorogical and hydro- rraphic stations, by many thousands of ibsorvers, show that during the twenty •earn, 1840 18CO, much rain fell; the next, 870-1880, was wot. Tho fluctuations bo- luuo more accentuated tho farther they penetrated into the continent Photography has apparently disproved ho theories of the old school inetuorolo- ;ists, who maintained that lightning icvorturned back in ils path. An examination of lighting photography ihows thai a flash not only turns back omtitimos, but tangles itself into a kind >f knot. Investigations in the Alps and Pyrenees ave shown that height produces modifl- atioiia, not only in {lie shapo of plants, jut in the thickness of the bark, the color si the loaves, and even iu tho anatomical structure of certain organs. Tho (eaves wpecuilly become thicker at great Ueightu, aud their faces often havo a double laver of oUuUw. Mr. MUIicnfe wealthy wjdp iver)—"My ittlo boy is very glow about lea/mug to . I WttUy don't kijpw what to do " ~ wliw tHe I . I* full ot titter fnefipa ma dotiuta tnn 1)6 W6 not long to hen tome holy That far ot flngels HURT *hMi svoty golflsn flee« tte fctot InanrTtncBBbytlietdtlt'OffnlllngpmVore, And all <mr life festal like & barren land, Unblessed by «nn nna ftliowets. wTiS« 6»&fy fr 8»«ria»lo th Ana6vBrytmtHtliM«r«liilveIi Soema fStit Ind IncorapletiJ. *h6'fe6ft;8«(rJiop(H }f6 let • , , lthfitieh #8 pl«y »fid W8ep, tJnUl *« MimttiA, ' 'Caft the Ltird forget? Or doth tie Hatter slflofi)" When the old tin that we nnd nearly crnthed, Arrayed In nil lt« fourfnl might uppetan, And Y»rhUiR voices 'that we tlibnght wore htrtlied, . . Call from departed yonrs. , 6att 8vM)ln({ *Ih BeaVeth aft bdeffrnw th , • CdiiieB ths rtmembtanM; "We which havo believed .; -•• ; J Do. enter into feit." - . And our eyei close, and all the phnntom throng Of donbu and tronblen vnnlsh Into air; And the one face that we have loved BO long, Smiles on tts calm and fair. Thfi ten that In ont darkest hpnt I« btlgM, Tho tranquil blow that hover wears a ttown. fho ttoadfast oyes that, nevor close tholr light Beneath the thorny crown. So at Ills wbM tfi6 cloiids a>o ail withdrawn, * . •the jmall, sharp pnln> of llto Are Smoothed Alter the night of weeping domes' this dnwn, Anfthenj His perfect, day. A golden glow lingered in the west and the ele,af ftir was still - and frosty. Along a level country,road a comfortable old fiag;''Was peacefully proceeding, har- nessBd to a rattling buck-board 'that held onoldtfitm 1 and a Joung laUy., ;Halt a mile ahead of them the little red station stood out Againet the fading sky; Suddenly the distant rumble of a train jarred the air. "Don'tyou worry, Miss Waite,' exclaimed the old man j "don't you worry— we'llgotyouthar in time! Dolly ainta faat hoss, but she gits over tbe ground. Hi, Dolly? travel nowP' Quite unmoved by her master s compliment Dolly ambled' serenely on, unop- pressedbythe fuct that trains wait for no man. Louder and nearer tn-ew the rumble, in appalling contrast to Dolly's movements Presently they saw a head-light round tho curve, and the long black length ot a frflight train wind across the level to tlid station, "Oh. Mr. Kane, it nevor stops there more timn five minutes!" exclaimed tho girl. . "Hi, Dolly, git up now!" cried tho old man, slapping tho reins carefully along the sleek back. Thoy were near enough now to hear tho escaping steam—if tho train would only wait two minutes more they could make it. Miss Waito glanced at tho willow switch that served Mr. Kane for a whip, and longed to try its influence over Dolly. Now Iho engine began to give hoarse puffs preparatory to departure, the bell rang, a slow motion ran down the long train. If 0h, I'm left!" exclaimed tho girl, "I ...n't be!" and seizing tlm switch she struck it sharply against Dolly's side. Such an indignity roused Dolly to action. Rattling and bouncing they Hew ncroas an open fiold, t and roinei up beside tlio track just us tho engine was passing. "Passenger! Here's a lady wants to go! ' ihouted the old man. "All right!" came back from a tall figure on top of tho first car. "Take her back a couplo of yards, nnd havo her stand down in tho ditch." "Now, you seo you're all right, Miss Wnite! I've gpt more influence 'n 1 knowod I had, a stoppin' Hie trains when 1 want to. I shall stay hero till you'er ivbonrd, but you're young and spry, nn 1 you"ll excuse ap old man liko mo for not geltin' out." "Oh, yes, indeed I'm so much obliged to you for getting mo aboard—good night," Miss Waits screamed back through tho din oWho curs as slio descended into the ditch. The lontr train rattled past her until the red light of the way-car camo close. A figur esprang down beside her, two strong liands lifted ner, two long arms seized ber Erom above and pulled hor to tho platform, while tlio train wont on without a perceptible pause. Tho light of tho lanterns revealed to the young lady some indistinct, rough tigurcsj to tho muii, a (lushed face with lustrous brown eyes and wide-blown mir, above fluttering drapeiics. "I'm sorry we had to take you aboard so roughly," said a pleasant voice behind her, "but we're late already, and 1 couldn't stop." "I am-very grateful to be taken aboard it all," she answered, with a dignified little smile. The conductor led the way into tho car, and found her a scat in the most secluded corner. Not another lady was aboard, and around tho stovo a crowd of drovers were joking noisily, who bestowed glances of varying length upon her. The air was thick with the smoke of their innumerable pipes and cigars. "1 <vish f could stop their smoking, but 1 can't tho conductor said, standing between her and the noisy group, "I hope the smoke isn't very disagreeable to you." 'Oh. no—and 1 urn not going far. ' Whuu she was loft alone Aliss Waito, drew a long breath, and settled buck against the wall, discovering that she was tired. "Well, this is quite an adventure," she remarked mentally. "If I had got laft 1 should have felt like killing that old horse. I hope she won't get lame, but I don't believe it could have hurt her; she's just lazy, and Mr. Kane let her bo. . f was a despeilft* being, or I'd never have dured to do it. Mr. Kane didn't lay it up against me, though, for which I'm sincerely grateful. If anybody acquainted with Dolly saw us careering across that field, I'd liko to know their thougjjts—they most have been almost stunned. I must have presented nearly w impressive a spectacle, myself, when I got'on the train, or rather when they got mo on—this certainly is home again under difficulties. I wonder how late tho train i». The conductor will bo in pretty noon, and I can ask him. There ho in. Why—whore did I-Oh!" Miss Waito suddenly grew motionless. A stunned look passed over her face—then a deep (lush Jcolored it richly. She had lost her pocket-book! It is a pleasant ppsition—not a cent in her possession, ho ticket, .and a strange conductor to inform of the fact after boarding his train by force almost! Ho seemed to move with unusual rapidity us ho collected a faro hero and there in his progress toward her end of the car, where sho waited in galsing helplessness, When ho paused before hor, she looked up with the rich fluno, hot in her cheeks, but without a smile. "F must luwo lost my purso ,when I got ou," she said .with a dignified 'frankness. -''.Wilj you stop the train and put me; off? —or'wlll yDu,.£ru»t m« to pay tlio money tt> Mr. Arnold-at^tlie station V" A look p£ (Soinpaa«ion-jgHtorry and kind—shot into his eyes that folwy^d hpr. "Wn're twenty minutes late alreftdy, no it won't do to stop the train." he-safdi with an ai.swej-ing smile. "I think I shun hiivn to trust you." Then lie addod-sobor- ly, "I an so sorry—lam afraid you will never lind your purse. n • . "No, I nevor expect to, and tlioro wasn't enough in it to mako the loss of any con" semienco. If I hud only had time to get'a ticket--—'' "Plouse don't mention it again—I assure you it won't break up the road." "You are yory kind, indeed, f will louvo tho money, then, with Mr. Arnold next week." "As you like," Ho stood und chatted pleasantly until Iho whistlo blew for Denlon, She mado a quick little movmntmt, which he observed. "This is your destination?" ha.r Aid, interrogatively, "Yes ,she answered, rising as tho train stood still. "We will go out this way," and unlocking Ilia other door, he led the way from tho car without passing the drovers. When he ro-entercd alono, a small white object on the seat caught his eye. His lute passenger bod lost hur handkerchief as well as her purse. Her name wus written in good, block ink in ono corner— "Lola Waite." He held it iu his hands uncertainly a iiiimitu, then with a half laugh, tucked it iu his pocket. '"Hollo Lola!" exclaimed the lively voice of hor 12-year-old brother, us sho descended the long platform, where lanterns wavy whisking about liko'will- o-tho-wispu. "Whore's your trap*?" She was ut once reliovud^of her suiiihel, und escorted over the trucks ut u breathless puce. "I think, Hal, that we'll have to moderate our ftpood, Lola mid, us she netir- ly stubbed hor too, u.ud collided with a truck. "All right," responded Hal obligiugl ll; i-T i._i.v.. -----:-i-yj jil^ from little twin SiSto,ft»<l . hotne' from the Store whefe he elerke'd, and %«» a,!! gathered Joand We Sfipper- tftbie. Snpperon Friday night w«* ft sbrt of *ceWy festival ftmtfhg them, for Lola come home from her scnool on Fridays to remain till the ne*t aftemobn, when she rode back with some family of who Chanced to be in town. "Mamma. 1 defi't like it!" atelaitffed Jennie, snddffily MB!hin£fiwf* he? fia plate, "it maRe* tnf atom* all SBrly." Everybody lafighedj'fttd JffitfiS wla pto- •viaed 1 with some- jellyr''Wiich'6W found & satisfactory subSMtue. ' "It's euoh a shame, Low, Jou re me*eo up out in the country, with only this little E eek at home once «, week," s&id Qny t as e helped her to an egfr. "I wish the board of Education in Millberg were properly. impressed with thai fact," .answered Lola' "But I haven'! told.ybti about; thejmp6sin^:'way I bbardet! Im freight •wnight.f' She gave them a lively account of the whole occurrence that convulsed theni, for they were well acquainted with both Dolly and Mr. Kafie. The joke on Lola, too, about the fare, was not the least of the fun. "It's quite agreeable to have been t dearf-beat-^for the - sake 1 of my 1 family!" Lola concluded, with an expression, winningly compounded of merriment and discomfiture. . .: The Winter bossed slowly away, ufl BVenWtil outwttraly to any of theWaites, but .it taught Lola some hard lessons in patience, _Belf control, cheerful renunciation, leaving her nearer than it had found he? to the calm of self-reliance." Two years later Miss Waito was enrolled in r the corps of teachers in a Southern tdwn, which happened to be the county seat. She boarded with the Sheriff and his wife-?-a young married couple— 4hd cdnwquently found hwselfewhere she neyei: fcXbetfed tb be-^in jail. ' ; •? ; $Pheifairiily seldom saw the prisoneri bnless they elected to do BO>, but /Lola could hot help a shiver sometimes, toward night, when she reflected that she was to be locked up in the same building with thieves and murderers. She never spoke of the feeling, but the Sheriff divined it, and one morning invited her to make the rounds with him. ' Shereally quite enjoyed it, for there were no violent or sullen ones among tho prisoners, and in tho empty cells the Sheriff showed .her how all the heavy bolts and locks, and bars worked. Any kind of machinery was interesting to Lola, and her quick apprehension of his combination locks raised her several degrees in the Sheriff's estimation. "Now, you see," he Raid, in conclusion, "you're as safe from the rest of my boarders as if they inhabited the next continent. Can't expect you to like tbto other boarders, of course, but I hope you're tonvincod now that they can't promenade through the house at their own sweet will, and may be murder you some night. Lola smiled back. "I'll try and not let my 'night thoughts' bo so 'youngr' nny more, she said. She did try, and in, time succeeded. Through the good offices of the Sheriff and Mrs. Hyatt, Lola was ushered into the society of tliu town, where she soon won a welcome. Parties and concerts, sleigh rides and theaters made tho winter gay and pleasant, In school and out, everything went satisfactorily, on tho whole, and Lola enjoyed life with the zest that is due to twenty years of duty well done. One Friday night toward tho lost of April-she found herself unexpectedly left with only Gassy, the mulatto woman in the kitchen, for company. Mrs. Hyatt had driven in the morning some miles out of town to visit a friend, and had been detained for the night by a sudden ittorm that had, after all, proved)greatorin threat than performance. And at !> o'clock the Sheriff received a telegram that hurried him oil: to a neighboring town. As Lola went down to the kitchen on some errand about half nn hour after Mr. Hyatt's departure. Ncttleson tho jailor, came in. "You heard of (hencwarrival, I suppose," he said. "There's been a shooting affair on one of the Centra! freights— some row over a darky that was aboard. 1 don't believe this young fellow was much to blame, if he was tiny, but lip's got a blue eye like steol, and wouldn't stand binding. Ho makes one more for supper, Cnssy. I wonder if you can gel supper pretty quick. Doc Anson's sent word that my mother's bac again, and I'd better come home. I must see the supper over and everything fixed for the night before I leave. Gassy prepared the meal with the utmost dispatch, and in an hour Nettlcton was ready to start. "I shall be back by midnight, Sum'll go down with mo and bring the mail up," ho said. It seemed to Lola that the spirit of dreariness was abroad in the world, as she stood gazing from the deep window. Night was closing in; the leafless trees, dark with dampness, shook in the gusts of rising wind. The clock began to strike, aad she counted "Eight o'clock. It won't be time to goto bed for an hour nnd a half! I'll solace my soul with music." She turned from tho window, but before she could cross tho room the door was flung in and Gassy burst Tn. She drop- lied at Lola's feet and clutched her skirts, nor dark, up-turned face quivering with terror. "Oh, we 'so all gwhino git killed — WC'KO all gwhine git killed!" Lola laid firm hands on the ncgress' shoulders ."Cassy," sho said, "bo quiet and tell me." "Bonhadad, ho done jes' git heah — ho come on 'em in Tail's woods — twenty of 'em — he hear' 'em say dey gwine siring up do new prisoner — dey got Sam wid 'em; his arhms is all coahftd up, an' Ben- Inuliul uo run "cross do fiel's an' creep up de gully, an got a haid of 'em, but doy'H mos' hoah now, an mnssa's gone, an' Mr. Nettson, an', oh, day gwine kill us nil!" Lola's eyes had grown dark and large, her face colorless. Tail's woods and the gullies! Tho mob, too, might cross tho fields, but they could not make their way through tho gully. ttcnlmdnd must have gained a mile on them. She was cold and shaking. Before her eyes a shadowy tree seemed to spread a dangling figure swaying limply in the shadows. Then she looked down at the nugreas — if the prisoners were saved they must too save him! **, "No, Gassy, they will not hurt us," sho .Slid, "they will not dare do that, but they ;WII kill- that , prisoner, if they got him. Wo must save his life, Cassy. On, Cassy, be bravo and help mo! Gome! Slid drew Cussy up by her hands, looking at her witli something in hur 1'uco that calmed tho nofjress. Cassy followed, tremblingly obedient. Lola ran to the kitchen, whore she found Benliadod — a keen, jet-faced little darkey, always "in at tho death" if ho could manage it. She questioned him rapidly; his story seemed reliable. Probably the mob know. Of. tho sheriff's absence, and the jailor's, and counted on no resistance, having 'secured Sam as ho was returning. The night' was most propitious for the ' ' " ' ' ' * ' ' " isolated down to the hotol—run all the way—iviul tell Mr; Itillson j/jljut^yftu liavo told liie, and ask hiiu.to —noj t/vke him this"— sho hurriedly wrote' a. fevv' lines'—"!' will give you theso, to-inorrpw, both'of'them,' Renhttdtid." ' ,.'.„ Sho hold up two silver dollars, 1 They glittered tumptingly in the light, und lien- hudud's eyes rnflcutod tlio glitter, ' "I'll skediuldlu ri«ht.idong;" Uo vunishod like u shadow, and without un instant's delay, Lola and Cusgy sot to, work. Kvery heavy bolt was quickly shot, and every iron bar secured in its place Their massive strength gladdened Lola's eyes. When all was done thoy put put evory light and stood listening in the dark. No sound broke tho stillness, but the wail of the wind and the occasional beat of a ruiu-drop against the panes, liy this time IBenluulud must be delivering his message. Tho clock givvo out ono silvery note—bwf- pust eight. What would happen in th» next half: hour? Suddenly thoy woro conscious of low voice* and many footsteps, Causy cowered on the floor, but Lola bont'forward, trying to discern tho si/.o and locution of tho crowd. It was so dark sho could not bo certain, but shu thought they were grouped by the front entrance, near the balcony window. They carried two dark lanterns, uud usud tboiy cautiously—thoy would mean to exocuto their intention speedily. Again that dungjiug ligure saomed swaying before thu girl's uy«». The bell was quitoly pulled—iu tho pause that followed the throbbing beutu of Gassy's heart wpre heard. A second ring camo, strong and determined. Lola opened tho bulcoo.v window, "What is wanted?" she etiicl, clearly. Thuiuwas an iuutaut'g ailonce, then a ' 'toned voice replied: ' y«W({ wijiftajk wo doftlji wan,t; JQ ebtne for the prisoner that was brut* Sere this ftftern«6T). WSknow the Sheriff ain't here—nte Neftlson—hot i! ton'll jnst sho* n« tW fellow's fell, we'll so 08 (^niet wtfft)"feowe. frtf.'yiJn shan't be oSsturhed'." There was a «tit and murmur in the crowd, but the tender did not hesitate. "Ain't coin' to hurt *o«, Miss—I'll break the first fellow's hend'd tries it—but we're gain' to have that prisoner! You're dofie Sffir, atst» ffn' SK8*ed gMt, but .there att'tWhapfdri^yitam Youjeatopen t«8 &8» i#w, tokthinW 11 b% all riffht- tiiie'irtfpI*tallnn" Thettnselestight- ened IS LoUVi thtooi, „ "I do not Miow his celt," she" said. * f 'Altright»#e'ILhafre to find it ourselves then. Hurry up with that door, Mise." Lola neither moved nor spoke. She could iiot. A tnurniur of impatience broke from the mob. She crossed the balcony floor and stood by ttfe railing above them* • . \ . '* : - : '•_ '•Gentlenien, 1 ' she said. "1 knotf >ouf errand well, ana because I know it, I say this to yon: The man you seek was place- ed here by the law, and only the law has a righl to take him aWay. You know this jail is strong. Every bolt and bar is in its place; you would not find them easy to breakdown. Ahd, gentlemeri, once in, the first one of you to try the stairs Prould feel this!" The light of the lanterns flashed suddenly ove? the balcony, revealing in her lifted hnimtht gleam of a revolver—her white face eel in resolution. Before any one could move, all heard the sound of running feet on the hill, behind the jail and a quick, stern' voice commanding:" Disperse, or I'll arrest jou!" The naming lighl of flamheux plnyed over the building, and the 'militia company took'/ the place of the/flying lynch- ;"Misl;Wftite, are you quite safe? It's lucky this-was our drill nifrht ."Lola heard no jndt€, for she had fainted. The affair spread like wild-fire, am' Lola was the heroine of the hour, "Miss Waite," said the sheriff late in the afternoon," "Ipromised to bring you' up to that young fellow's cell. He's very anxious to see you." But Lulu shrank back, "Oh, Mr. Hyatt, must I?" "How do yon think you'd feel in his place?" "I thought that would settle it." As they went ho continued: "I like the young chap—he's a thorough man. The trouble was all with a few toughs that had just whisky enough to make tnem lords on the earth. It's n shame that he ever was arrested, btif he'll never come to trial. He says he shouldn't have given the franchise to the negro until the negro was fit to use it, but I'll stand by and see no poor old darky abused by a dozen white roughs. Well, I'm mighty glad he isn't ornamenting some of- tho trees around here, as he would have been but for you I Here we ore, Mr. Cameron, hero is the Indy that you have wished . to see, Miss Waito." "Miss Waito, I ",he paused abruptly, sudden recognition lighting np both faces. "Oh, if I had known it was you," exclaimed Lola and, "1 little dreamed that night, what 1 should owe to you, said the conductor of the first train in this story. Penelope Ponn. FRENCH AHMY MISCIl > .r.,IXJ5. FAflM, fiOffi AM GAD! H. N. B. Hrutul Puntaliinunta Vlnltoil Upun for Ittul llclmvtnr. The punishments in vognu in the French army arc of a very Revere nature, says Vanity Fair, more especially wl.en it is considered that tho men thus punished are not by any moans criminals, but only soldiers who havo not behaved so well as they might. Theae are deported to Algiers under tho name of "camisiirds," where they sire enrolled in tho "com- pagnies do discipline." Before embarking the man has his boots taken from him, which are replaced by sabots, and on arriving at his destination he receives a uniform of gray wool and a can with a largo brim. The men are farmed out to do work, and are all the time under the supervision of non-commissioned officers, who treat their inferiors with the greatest brutality. It is, however, the punishment to which the men are subjected for tho most trifling offenses which must excite indignation. A common punishment is to keep them night nnd day in a hole in the ground with perpendicular walls, so that escape is impossible. Scorching heat by day and cold by night, with rations reduced to one quarter of their proper quantity, make the very common punishment o£ the gargoule extremely trying. The imprisoning of men in the tonibcaux, pr regulation tents, which are only 50 centimeters broad and CO high, is no rarity, and during their incarceration the prisoners receive no water nor wine nor coffee. A little meat and some bouillon is their whole nourishment during tho day. But those who are punished in cells are incomparably worse oft. .They are never allowed, under any circumstances, to leave the hole they are kept in, by day or night. They have no duties of work to pass- the time, and only get some warm soup every second day, with a very limited quantity of water. The punishment is made still iiore severe by putting tlio man in irons on certain occasions. Tho delinquent has ron rings around his ankles, which aro connected by an iron bar more than i foot in length, so that his legs form an isosceles triangle with it. He is forced to ie down on his face and then his arms ire chained on his back, whereupon ho is i)ut into his tomboay. He can only eat lifl sour like a dog, and if he wants to drink ho must seize his bottle with his coUi, and should ho let the bottle fall his ration of water is lost for that day. Any complaints made are at once stepped by a gag. Only quite recently a punishment was in ;o called crapnudine. The prisoner's muds and feet were chained together, and .n this posture he was strung up on to an ron bar, Tho camisord is also in use. The ;o!dicr is first put into a straight-jacket, lislundsaro tied on his back and round nis neck and iron collar is fastened, which s attached to an iron bar in the wall. The nan has to stand in this position as long is eight days, unablo to lie down or to do mylliing for himself. _ __ 11urH&H Tor 1'roflt. I'riictlcal l''ilnuor. Profits in horse-raising are variously understood and misunderstood. The de- mmd lor good horses of evory description n this country shows that there is a good ield open for those who enjoy raising animals for profit. Probably there is no noro profitable stock to raise than good torses. To compute tho coat in a rough way,<ono is astonished to find the small ixpehso attached to the work. It costs noro to buy a good horse than to raiso a food one. During the first four or five 'oars the colt is a dead loss to the farmer, nit no more so than tho steer. At ilmt ago tlio colt will sell for nearly twice >r three times tho prico that the best steer will bring. If kept on the farm the colt will from the fourth year on pay his own way, while his value increases for a .iirie. . - . But all of this pro-supposes good colts, vhich can only be, raised froth good parent-stock, and by the .expenditure of some imp and labor. It pays to get a good ihiiig in horses, and then to try to inprovp iho.stopk. In many ways a fall- coll is >q,t,ter,th(m a sprinfr eolt, and will, bo ft (ess Six, "on tko .inure. .When a "\yeok old;. the roung ,,cblt sUould . bn luvltoK-btokon, < and his ineaiw that »hu4» hajf broken. .They should bo nccuslomoU to pepuxwtion from he, mother for shbrti periods, whpn yo.uiig- md Aa.tfioy grow 'oiilfr'jt ., will BQ|. lie, 'elt HO much,/. The colts should -be fed go., is to keep them strong and heultjiy. but guard against making., them fat. Many colts suffer from over 'feeding of corn. which they receive. Bright hay or fodder, md |a 1 ittlo 'oats and bran each day, should je fed as well ivs corn. They do well when whed out in the pasture lots where they can get exercise, sunshine and plenty of fruus. On the treatment of them during ill ot this tilno will depend largely their 'uttii'O good and usefulness. If taught to ove and like their master tlioy*vyilj alwaya jo the same, but if forced to fear him they will ever bo shy and unruly. Half of the colta are ruined during the three or f pur ,'e.irs when thoy aro being prepare^ for 'uture work. Like the education o£ luiiiw ichool boys they tiro notloctod or ill .rented, forming their characters for a lifetime. Above and before all animals that aro raised oil tho farm, colts needs the jroatest kindness and good treatment. Six Novell Free, will l)« sent by'Uriiglu <fc Co., Fhltadu.. Pu., to any ouv Iu tho U. 8. or iittdu, postuL'g pal.d, upon ruvolpt ot 35, .bwiw' El»elrl« 8wp yrrapppw- BUD list ot novels on circular urouud o»ea l>ur. 3ouu for e»l» by nil Kiociiii). O! hnppy In the htmrulmt future Lavo'* gracious gliwt Gvnnpcl I Tlirlcd Imppy mine Hint hears It fimg At homo by iiuch an angel! t wondor, at the (Ills about, It Time can 6ver tonch hor; If mrim Old Ago cin dare to cofno With erael flaw to clutch her For,- O, nhe'K ever on the wlngl No bn»y bee <am mutch hwr. So blithe and bonny, too, It fteemt That Giro con Id never catch her. Of tweet, tin telAeh Ways and work*, My little wlfo'd ne'er woary. She HvCBto love, Mia llve» to bless, My darling ana my deary. 1Ton wonder when yoii hear tho (ong Of ntghtengnle or linnet, How xnch a wee bit bird can hold A heart no big within It. And, when I dee her nonl a-ehlne From ont her fairy figure, I marvel Unit (o great ngneKt Can bide In bonds no bigger. A saint? O, no! Shi) has her fanltn, And yet ulio sheds about her Such light of love, I doubt If Heaven 1)0 really Heaven without liorl Onto ot Ashen, American Agriculturist. Statistics of insurance companies show that the cause of an astonishing number of fires in country places is carelessness with- ashes. In localities where wood is still the fuel, every one knows that covering a few live coals with fine ashes will preserve fire for a very long time. Live coals, covered in ashes in a wooden ash- barrel or bin, will keen fire as long as in the fire-place, and their presence-not rarely manifested by the burning of the barrel and the shed that contained it, if no greater loss result. Wood ashes are in themselves of sufficient value to warrant care in keeping from becoming injured by exposure to the weather, and at a distance sufficient from buildings to prevent any possible danger. Ashes should always be taken up in iron vessels. The bes_t ash- house we hnvo seen was bvtilt of brick and covered with an arch of brick, An opening was left in one end for the intro duction of ashes, and another at the ground level, closed by an iron door, for the removal of the contents. Better let the ashes go to waste than to try to pre servo them in any shed or other .outbu'ld- iner connected with the dwelling. Coal ashes tire worth very little as n fertilizer, but they are worth saving. They should be sifted daily, and tho cinders and the fine ashes saved separately. The cinders as a foundation, to bo covered by the ashes and rolled, mako a most excellent path or road. Their mechanical action upon stiff, heavy soil is beneficial, A Hoinllj- on Ilenl. London Standard. Aro hens birds? They aro certainly not quadrupeds, nor reptiles, nor yet fishes. Still less appropriately can they tye called insects. But all the same, are they birds? If wo go to the nursery (about Ihe only The use of the phonograph IUIIOIIK cortalu idUu tribe; lei^U) Ui Uiu conclusion that wain phurwUirletU-ti of thei ly pryaurv, ICiftj tWs Now, whereabouts in this definition can we edge in tho hen? It cannot sing as Chaucer says, "lie wortho a boterfile," while (is for its nest-building, its genius in that direction is about equal to a cow's. Fly about! What a spectacle it would bo to see the fat, fluffy ptirtlets of tho yard circling about in the air, soaring lark-like towards heaven's gate or lying on the blue, poised on level wings as falcons poise. Imagine tho mixed feeling of the fowl- boy if he saw his charges, cochins, brah- mas and all tho rest, suddenly awaken to tho recollection of their glorious heritage of the sky, and sail away into the empyrean, or. perhaps, remembering what i» expected of birds, fly off to join tho sylvan choir, and, flitting from tree to tree, ravish the listening woodland with their artless uielo'dy! No, as a Hying, nest-building and singing "thing," the hen does not come within many geographical degrees of being a bird. Nor, judged from a moral point of view, does "the tame village fowl" approach the proper birdstandard. Once upon n time the ostrich used to be harshly spoken of by moralizing poets: The ostrich. HUHwst of tho fentlmred bird. And formed of (iud without a ptircnt'u mind, for it was supposed to have no maternal feelings. Later and better information has cleared the character of the "steel- digesting ostrich" of tho charge of indifference to her eggs. But tho better we know hens the less respect we feel for their "mother's instinct." Sho is a kind of egg-machine, laying according to her species, more or less irregularly all the year round. Every now and again she seems to protest against her own artificiality, and says, "Go to, you fowl-boy; I have been laying eggs for ever so long, but whore they go to I have no idea, and now I "in going to hatch something—I don't care what." And down she sits—on anything or nothing. And there she persists in sitting. Then comes tho fowl-boy, who lifts her up, puts a number of eggs under her, shuts her up and goes off. By and by tho eggs hatch, but what comes of them? The hen doesn't care whether they ore pheasants or ducks. She promptly appropriates them as "chickens, and not nil the misbehavior of her alien progeny nor the supercillious remarks of the yard ever shako her fidelity to her chstrge. It is very pretty to watch her with her troublesome brood, and not a little touching. But it is very funny, and makes one purale over the real nature of what is called "maternal" affection. Old FiiBliloneil Way. Wise people are usually in no hurry to adopt or reject new ideas. They examine carefully before they venture in ways thoy aro unaccustomed to. There are many old fashioned, simple methods of doing work that give far better results than can be obtained from the complex machinery which lias been invented to take their place. Tho simplist method which 1 will give a satisfactory result is the best method. Life is too short and valuable to introduce complex machinery into our homes. Already the tide is setting against what a witty American essayist mis called tho "modern inconveniences." Sensible people do not now build houses with stationary washstands in their bedroom, where the waste pipe gives frco access to water gas. Bathrooms uro built now at the side or in some way insolate, so they can readily bo aired and lighted, not, as foruierly, opening into Bleeping rooms, from, from whence thoy receive their only ligjit and air. Steam heat is rapidly taking tho place of the dry-air furnace, heat mixed as it often was with coal gas and cooking odors of the basomenl kitchen, There is no heat, us all the world knows, so health- giving and bountiful as an open fire. Tho old-fashinnod habit of keeping the fireplace open all summer, so a firo could be landlod and <kept' burning low on the hearth and damp summer's day was a comfortable and a pleasant one. There are many days in tho summer when tho atmosphere of a house is improved 'by n brisk fire of light wood early in tho morning and lute in the evening, I'iio old-fashioned way of making broad rolls, inulfiins and biscuit was with yeast. It requires forethought to set such bread, it'ctinnpt bo ptirreu up at a moment's whim like biscuit and muffins mado with baking powder, but it is more wholesome. There is nothing more 'delightful nor easier-to inuko than good yeast bread, such as our griindniothorBHlwayBiiiado; yetdovsoiis tjffpaterit devices to succeed it, wo ..offered tioUUijv; TJ}0 old flour was wore wlioje.- some aiid sweeter than tho 'now over-; bolted.,Hour, whioh contains little more INI- There is a prejudice against anything layering of prahiuuito living, as akin to a slow eturvaUoti diet; but thoro need bo no such prejudice against whole wheat ftpur. This llour contains no such procsutage of wood luiek fibre as tho graluuu flow. - U is prepared from wheat kernel ground full. Thougl dark, it is sweet, and contains all tlio gluten of the wheat, which is rejected by tho now process (tour. Even the patentees of tho now roller process .tidiu.it that their flour does not wake,, good piecrust. They prepare a special brand, wade, we believo, by the old process, for this purpose. Most housekeepers would bo willing to havo little darker bread if they could got back Uw sweet old-time broad, which was so much better thtw the tine, spongy, snow-white bread now mo.d.0 by n,ew j«Q- «»s Hour.—Np'w York Tribune. *•!«*** ftMftiiaa M 6ft*. fchtcif o fs ft lnck£ city any wiy you t»lt» It, and many of her resident* are favorites 6f fortune. One of the highly favored one§ lifts Just captured A portion of the cupltnl prl/.e in The Louisiana State Lottery. He hold a p»ft of ticket No. 21,363 In the April driwlng entitling him to one-twentieth of thcc&pltal priifee, $800,000, and consequently IS n winner to the extent of 115,000. The Ineky Win is A. 6. AhdcMOn, of No. 203 W. Indiana fit. He Milt the lakes during the Summer months and works ftt Ms trhdc in the Winter. He Is of Swedish extraction lint a citizen ot this country. Elated as Anderson Is over his good fortune, lie Is sensible enough not to allow his prosperity to change his thrifty ways. As ho put It to tlio reporter: "If I just 'use this money and don't make any more I won't feel like Work- Ing when tt Is all gone. I have made fio plans as yet, but I will determine In a little while what Is best to do." "Hive I bought many tickets? Oh, j'cs. I buy very often. 1 like to play every month." The reporter endeavored to obtain more definite information, and in response to further questions Anderson and some friends standing bj unanimously declared llmt HI ets In The Louisiana State Lottery were a mighty good Investment. Nearly all of them hod von something at various times, and since Anderson's extreme good fortune ills friends nrc move cntlinsliwllc in their praises of The Louisiana State Lottery than ever before. Anderson declares himself as particularly pleased at the promptness with which his ticket was cashed. Within a week of tlio day of tho drawing lie roi-utved « draft through the American Express Co., of Chicago, on the Chicago National Haul; which was honored by the bank Immediately on presentation. Another twentieth of 21,803 was held In Chicago, but the nniiui and address of the man who shares in tho lucky turn of the wheel could not be obtained. — Chicago (Ills.) Mervhanl-Tramlcr, May 10. A farmer's wife living near Dover, N. J., broke a duck egg in a frying pall a few duye ai?o, when out rolled an egg of smaller al/.e. The larger egg wai of ordinary el/.o, and contained a perfect yolk. The Inner egg was about one and one-half Inches long, with a perfect shell and normal In every way. Our Hanimh June. Our Hannah Jane was tliln and weak, And ashy wlilto tier lip and check, We often though—and thought with pain, "We soon must lose our Hannah Jane." With change of doctors, change of air, She sought for healing everywhere. And, when our IIOJIBB wore almost past, "Favorite Prescription" tried at last. It gave us joy, H gavo UB hope, She ceased lo pine, she ceased to mope, [Plcrco's remedial aro snro and true] Now Hannah Jane la good aa now, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is tliu only medicine for women, sold liy druggist*, under a positive ffuaranlee, from tlic nmiiiifac- turers, that It will give snlliraelloi; in every case, or money-will be refunded. This guarantee lias been printed on Iho boUlc-wrap- pcr and faithfully carried out for many years. Dr. Plorco's Pellets—cleanse and regulate the stomach, bowels and system generally One a doscj purely vegetable. Old Peter, a well digger living In Talbot- tom, Ga., was hired last week to clean out a well. When he came out of tho well In the evening It was noticed that hie jet black hair had changed IU color from black to A bright yellow or golden ahado. Old sinolicrfl prefer "'fiinslll's Punch." John Clmrvonx, Himlno and cannlbnl, or- felually from the Kljl Hun.l-i, hut morn recently from Canada, is delivering lectures In Georgia. Wo will glvo $100 reward for any case of catarrh that cannot be cured with Hall's Catarrh Cure. Tnken Internally. F. J. OHENEVACO., Props., Toledo, 0. There are about a thousand elk killed In Oregon and Washington every year, the iinilers from most of which aro sent to England for ornaments. Best, easiest to use and cheapest. Piso's Remedy for Catarrh. By druggists. 50c. A Crawford County, Pennsj'lvanla, Jersey cow took a fancy to the fresh paint on the fence In which the bovine wae pastured, and licked off a sufficient quantity to kill her. Peculiar That Hood's Buranimrllla doea pOKKetta ournttve power Peculiar to Itself is conclusively shown by tlio woudorftil euros it hew effected, unsur passed, n tho Jilutory of medicine. This nlisuluto merit it liy reason of tho fact tjint it IB prepared by Combination, I*roiior(Jon nnd l'r»ct>KM Peculiar to Hood's Bnrsapnrlllii, known to no otlior mod id no, nnd by which the full mod let mil power of all Uiu ingreiiieutH tixml ia ratnlnoil. If you have »evur tnltau Hootl'a BnTaaparilln, o fair trial will convince you of its merits. Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all driiB B i»ta, $lj »U for $5. Prepared only by O. I. HOOI) t CO., Lowell, Mass. IQO Doses One Dollar To euro DniousnosB. Sick nendocho. ConBllpntlon. Malaria, Liver Complulnls, tnlco Hie oiifo and certain remedy, SMITH'S BILE BEANS Die the SMALL 8KB (40 little beans to tlio hotel. Tlioy are tho most convenient! suit all aiiua ,'rlcoof olllwii slzo. 25 cent* per boltlo. KISSING " 7 \ ? 7 ' 70i Photo-gravnre. " pl}. 81100 '" 119 l " aure lor * J. F. SMITH &CO.. Makcraof "BileBeans," Bt. Louli, Mo. JELIGHTFUL VACATION TOURS Tour lit Ttckuti* K>th sinffle and round rip, aro now on sale M SHORE ROUTE (L. 8. J, U. t>. Itr.) 10 VII1UTAUQ1U, NIAGARA FALLS, TOUONTO;TIIK ST, UWHKXCK IIIVKB, THOUSAND IS],AMIS. HOMliEAL, TBS WB1TK MOUNTAINS, FOBTUKU, BAlt IIAItllUlt, Us., Etc. CV All tourist UcttoU via thin routs admit of turn ovor at THE MOBT UNIQUE SUMMER KEBOKZ M THE WOBLD, CHAUTAUQUA! To which Special Excursions will be run durlfif ibe season. Bond for Touriat Folder. 0. K. WttBEE, W. Pass. Agent, OHIOAO(f *r NAU1 THIH PAPER n«tr IIM jon ynu. Tho Soil Glow of The TEA ROSE I Is Acquired by Ladies Who Use POZZOMi'S MEDICATED COMPLEXION POWDER. TRY IT. SOLD eVERVWHERH. j! HERS 1 FRIENO MESCHILD BIRTHiAsv IP U8ID BIFORB OONPINBMBNT. BOOK TO "MOTHIKB" MAILIDOFRH, BRAIIF1ULU 11EOI1LATOU OU., ATLANTA, Ctfe BOU) 91 .UJ, PHUOOUIl- 'FOOD I (T IS I7»l'l» lirOIHI.nliKN'' loilll.llllK.N.: Tlitmsumls 0 |yuliii» mm will wuniiiii In (W i-mintvj own limit "vim, this! health'«ul tlmlr tamim..-.: t> UldkM'u Fuoil, tli"ir chilly illft ll ly Drugulstj, WUO I iiiTYi»py~nii<l Vlilldliouil liavliiu * kiiuii Ul'luu'BVoo.l. 38 t-oi«» up. iiatlMI & CO,, I'ulu'iir, Mu»«._ 6f»ffAIN6, BRUI8C3, RHEUMATISM; Both the method and results wlien Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts gentlyyetpromptly on theKidneya, Liver and Bowels, cleanses tho system effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and cures hamtual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only temedy t of: its kind ,6Vet produced, pleasing to the taste aad acceptable to tho stomach, profflpt itt its action and truly beneficial in its eflecU, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent, qualities commend it to all and have mado it the most popular remedy .known. Syrup of Figs is for snlo in 50o and 91 bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it bti hand will pro;cure it promptly for any one who wishes to_ try it Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, LOUISVILLE, ay. NEW row. H.r. You will Save 'rime, Pain, Trouble, AND WILt COKE CATARRH By Usliiff ELY'S CREAM BALM. HAY-FEVER A pnrticle In applied Itilu uuuli noittril nml Ifc ahlo. 1'rlci, liO vonln tit tlruuirlitLRt by mnll, re 61) eta. KLY U11O8,, Ed Warren St.. Mew Yi . OWEN'S ' ELECTRIC BELT ~ -- . 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Attorney *t L»w, Wfta AT •FOLKS* u3ii?»^Ku-Cor|mlen*77uB"lMtUla«Ta la. TL^y luu p> llckmu, W.Uto M tralirauIMnl . 8*UbTpr«tfUI*«T«rywBit««rMBlVy HiU. Partl» "r.WUwl'l Spielli Co., PklU., ft- I preitcrlbe and tullr «» dorae Dig U fts the only apeolAc (or the certain cur* of this dlaeaae. O. II. iNUltAIIAM,U. O, Amsterdam, M. Y, Wo have gold Dig G f-* many • yean, and ft ha# Klven the belt ol latl* faction. C. It. DYOHE * CO., Chlcajo, lu 81.00. SoiaoyPruir»l«t« STEICTUREI DlsBolved and Removed by Medl- oiue Only. NO IXSTHUMKNT8. Address PHYSICIAN, lox 7ft 1, __ , I'UOVJIHiNCl!!, It. I. YOU CAN LAY JY f 8500 TO, 3,1500 I |JU a yeiir t*y working for u«. \uiii!("i r L 'I" H in l.tty tuver ov uimjtiot \\ny uo mntiur ti»w you try. Wu furnibliuiiiiidi) mid imylJI>era!lyj|i«Mt \vl,o wurk uitl.. i-r wholu or jui it I i ma. B(aini> uul ri:i|tiit'u«l for liiirtwer. JNO, (1. VVjNHTUN AtJQMlj^tJ i miUuruutit., Uh[cuB«i t |)| l'uwdi>l-l>il nml I'tit-rillllvil . U'ATIiriTHD) Tho struiiai'Kl n\i\( iiurtut li.v« made. Will make) Hie b'.s' porfuuwd lliu'il fcionp in Vic minutes iril/iuii/ Imiliiiy. It i: the test for ili»iii.,,c'tint; einlcs, tinsels, drill UK, wiusliiiig Ijotllcs, burrcls, jininM, etc. P1MNA, SALT M'FQ CO., (Jen. Agta.. I'liila., 1'u. BORE WELLS 1 .... TheyduUpltKIVlillKauil nmic(;iti:ATi:ir iMjcriT. •J'luij 1'INISII w'lUwliorc (ilhc-rn r'AII.I Any Hzn, 1 Invite* lo it iiK-lui:i illamulvr. LQOMSS & NYMAN, TIFFIN, - OHIO. WIS PUB. UNION 14- 25 'When alovens gev Hdy tfiey polish Irhe bosoms of thep^ns'> never tired of cleaning up ~' (il.'l Ihi' jk'8l! i)i. Unit'* Weil ill do Uiu Uiu lio^l. Tln-y lusLu yimi a,ro sulo, TUuy uio uuiM, Two servants in twp neighboring houses But differently their 4aily fefepr . felt; Jaded and weary of her life wa§ QO?« Always at work, and yet 'twas never done. The other walked gut pightly wto her Rut- th^n fihr« cleaned hnnsjfj \\nth

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