The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 9, 1890 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Fs-'SS^-i^ite^ •<"- *$v$&&&r*>~ V, tttt$*68 lit.—OS tHE EVE 6f A bHAfroft. KU .u V . to Lonvnln % way of IliS Bad to Settle up with the doe- Pi^lfft 8flmm(mS Ma ° Allea np ° n llfcJWaif thy rftrtfrj" he betfnn In his ntos«, iSTSfcSi fabbfhff his hands iin.l Innalilng, "It »liiWho1tt«oft.Tirtei-flll, linsn'tli?" B ffiyfraa., p&'fgimssijffiffl'jG IfcSnfi* <j4p*effiiWeIfittIffe. ra6 maa. M * "Afld fcS, t<*&, ToSS is 6M reasoi JreMidmaff&t fleSlfB (0 6hftl«$ It !„„„ people forget., They think they si's some- ghefis ewe. For 08 to believe that *» wete sb^newnKfe else vw>nid bi in ftssit happiness." ^jjj^&ffi^Jfc&l*&& . "WS can, 1 d&fe guy," JrlS replied, cold- ly*''nfrd ftoother totpa, French or Bel- Rlafi, wnefce v?e cdn fret another. cottntra Behind high wnlls In A gArden, ftnd hTd<! there. 4SS, 4tl-i t^ h ,at?*m - »ujv»iti^ ii ivn jnn, f T n Will pVO" t to settle what business we have to- Jier.' rtf think that, jour ladyship shonld •""•• fall In I" h • replied. "Now I con,™,., „.„«.»..„{ this wns to me the really difficult J - "Jp J»n ot the Job. it Is quite ensy to pretend Q.-,••., thHtdhmn Is (lend, but. not BO eS' to ""fr" touch Bis moiiev. I really clo not net- how «... ye conltl have unlimited at all without >r$ftarco-opsratlon. Well, you've hud no ^dlfflfiultys of course." ' "I am to have Imlf." ; ; "I ftm instructed to give you £8,000, t hftve the money hero lor you." "I hope you coiislder that I deserve this ri Shirfer JP 4 ."/jnj^i t>r. Vlmp-tny. tlmt whatever sj' you get lu .the future or the present you f j will richly deserve. You huve drngueil u ?. tnau clown to your own Ibvel." "Aud h wommi. too." "A wotnau, tool You reward will come, 1 doubt not." "tt It always tnkes the form of banknotes I Cure uot how grent the reward may be. Yon will doubtless, us n Rood Christian, expect your own reward—lor him and for Von " "I have mine already," she replied sndly. "Now, Dr. Vlmpnny, lef me pay you, and get rid of your company," He counted the money carefully and put It in the bunker's bag, lu his coat• pocket. "Tlmnk you. my liulv. We hnvo exchanged compliments enough over this Job.' r n, "Wo on. fahatisyonrplaa? Am 1 to pretend to be some one else's nidowf". "We will go to America. There «ftj heaps of place* In the States where no English people eter go-nsitfrei? tourists nor settlers—places where they hnve certalnl* never heard « us. We will flad some quiet village, buy A small f«rm, ftnd Settle Nmona tne people. I know something about farming. We need not (rouble to make the thine pay. And w<S will go back lo mankind again. Perhaps, Iris— when we havs gone back to the world— yon will"—he hesitated—"you will be able to forgive me, and to regard Me again With your old thoughts. It was done lor your sake." "IK wns not done for nyr sake. Do hot repeal that falsehood. The old thotitfnt* Will never come back, Harry, They are dend nnri ROIIB. I have cenwd to respect vouoi im--" It L>VI) ciiinnt. survive the loss of sell-respect. \vm> inn i that I should give love to anybody? Who are you tliut you s onld expect love?". "Will jou go with me to America—love "I hope—I pray—that wo may never set eyes on yon ngnln," "i cannot snv. People ruu up against \ e«cu other in the strangest Inmiiier, espe- - Clnlly people who have done uliiulv thlnss • • anil have got to kcpp In the background." "EnoURhl—enoiishl" . "The background of the world Is n very odd plnce, I assure you. It Is full of Inter- estlng people. The society hnsuplqunnoy which you will fltitl. I hone, quite chnrm- Ing. You vrill be kuowb by another uiime, of course.". "Ishnll not tell you by whnt iianie—" "Tut—till I I shall soon flnd out. The background gets narrower when you full Into misery." "Wbnt do you menu?" 1 1 mcnn, Liidy Harry, tlmt your tttisbnnd mis no Iden whatever ns to the Vdltie of money. The two .thousand tlmt you are taking him will vanish In « year or two. What will you do then? As for myself, 'I know the viiluo of money so well th'nt t nm always bnyituc tlie most precious nud delightful things with it. J enjoy them Immensely. Never liny man enjoyed nood things no much ;is I do. But the delight- fnl things cost money. Let us be under no illusions. ' Yoilrlndysliipnnil your noble uusbaud and 1 nil oolong to the background; nnd In u year or tivo >vo shall be^ long to the needy background. I dnre sny tbut verv soou after that the world will lenrn Unit we nil belong to the criminal background. I wlsli your ln<lyshlp n joyful reunion with your husband." He withdrew, mid Iris set eyes on him no move. But the prophecy with which he departed remained with her, «nd It Wns with a heart foi'bodttm fresh sorrows thnt she left Purls uud started for Lou- Vnln. Here beenn the new-life—tliatof concealment nnd false Iris put off her weeds, but she never ventured nhrond •without u thick veil. Her liiisbnnd, discovering thntE'iftlish visitors sometimes rim over from Brussels to see the Hotel tie Ville, never ventured out at all till evoking. They had 110 friends nud no society of nny kind. 'The bouse, which stood secluded behind a high wall In its garden, ivns iu tlie quietest pnrt of this quiet old city; no soiiiul of life nnd work reached it; the ptiir who lived there seldom spoke to each otlier. Except nt the iniddny breiikfnst nnd fhe dliiner they did uot meet, li-lssutiu her own room, silent; Lord Hurry s.-it In his, or paced the gtirdeu walks for'liu'nrs. Thus the dnys weut ou monoumoiisly The clock ticked; the hours struck; they took menls: tliey slept; the, rose and dressed: they took menU ngnin—this was nil their life. This was ull that they could expect for the future. » The weeks went on. For three months Iris eudured this life. No news cnme to her from the outer world: her luisbnucl hud even foi-gotteu the first uecessury of modern life—the newspaper. It was not the Ideal life or love, npiirt from the world where the two umke for themselvesa Garden of Eden; it was n prison, in which two Were confined together who were kept apart by iliuir ynilly secret.. They ceased nltoget her to sneak; their very meals were tnltuii la silence. Tlie husband saw contiuiial repranch in ills wife's eyes; her sad and liwivy look spoke morepiaiuly tlmu any words—"Id is to this that you .have brought tne." Ooe morning iris ivns idly turning over the papers in her desk. Tliere were old letters, old photographs, all kinds of tri- fliuu treasures that reminded her of the pnst—(i woman keeps even-thing; tho little mementoes of hei-childhood, her first governess, her first school, her school friendships—everything. As Iris turned over these tilings her mind wandered buck to the old days. She became again u youug girl—iunoceut, fancy free; she grew up—slie was u womau iunoceut still Tueu her mind jumped at one leap to the present, und slie HUW herself us she wus—iuuucent no longer, degraded uud guilty, the vile accomplice of u vile conspiracy. Then; us one who has been wearing colored glasses puts (hem o/1'und sees tn/ngs 4 In their own true colors, she saw how she i had been pulled duwii uy a blind infatuation to tlie level of Hie imin who had held her ia his fa-scinnlion; she saiv him us ho was—reckless, unstable. cnri'le.<s uf mime aud honor. Thcu for the lii-.,t time slie realized tne dr.iihs lulu un:th she wus plunged uud tuc life ivn rli siiv wasliuncu- torth duumud lo U'tul. The liliud love fell from her—it ivus dead at lasl; but it left her bound tu Ihe niiiii by u cliniu which nothing could na/!>'t; she was iu lier riglic senses; she NiivJ.-V'Igrf us they were; but the kuoivledg^;fe' , o coo late. Her husbtti .I 1 ''-, je 110 attempt lo bridge "Will jou go with me to America—love or no love? I cannot stay here—I tvlll not 8t&V here. * xt w ,'i 1 ,'?, 0 wlfh yo " wherever j-ott pl««M, I Should like not to run risks. There are still people whom it would paid to see Jtlt Hellley tried and found guilty with two others on n charge of fraudulent conspiracy." "I wouldn't nccustom myself, If I were you, Iris, to speak of things too plainly. Leave the thing to me nud I will arrange It, See now, we will trnvel by a night train from Brussels to Oulnlg. We will tuke the crnss-country line from Amiens to Hnvre; there we will tnke board for New York—no English people ever travel by the Havre line. Once lu Atnericn, we will push up country—to Kentucky or somewhere—noil flnd that quiet coantrv place; nfter that 1 nak uo more. I will settle down for the rest of my life and have no more udveutures. Do you agree, Iris?" "1 will do anything that yon wish," she replied, coldly. "Very Well. Let us lose no time. I feel choked here. Will you go Into Brussels nnd buy a Continental Hrndslmw or a Baedeker, or something that will tell ns the times ot sailing, the cost of passage, and'nil the rest of It? We will tnke with us money to start us with; vou will have to write to your bankers. We can easily arrange to hnve the money sent to New York, und It cnn be invested there—except your own fortune—In my hew name. We shnll want no outfit for n fortnight nt sen. I have nrrnnged Itnll beautifully. Child, look llko yonr old self." Ue took au unresisting hand, "Iwuutto see you smile nnd look happy again." •. "Yon, never Will." "Yes-r-wheu we hnve got ourselves ont of this damnable, unwholesome wav of life; when wenrewlthourfelloiv-crentures ugnln. Yoii will forget' this—this little business—which wns. you know, after all, an unhnppy necessity." "Ohl how can I ever forgot?" "New interests will arise; new friendships will be formed—" 'JHarry, It Is myself that I cannot forgive. Tench me to forgive rarsolf, and I will forget everything.!' He pressed her no longer. "Well, then," he said, "go to Brussels and get this information. Jf yon will not try to conquer this nbsnrd moral sensitiveness—which come too late—you will at least enable me to place you In u healthier atmosphere." "I will go nt once," she said. "I will go by the next train." "There is n train at a quarter to two. You cnn do nil you have to do nud catch the train at live. Iris"—the chance of a change made him impatient—"let us go to-morrow. Let us go by the night express. There will be English travellers, but they shnll not recognize me. We shall be in Calais ut one in the morning. We will go on by nu early train before the English steamercoiiies in. Will you be rendy?" "Yes; there is nothing to delny me. I suppose we can leave tho house by paying the rent? I will go and do what you wunt." "Let ns go this very night?" "If you plense; I nm nlwavs readv." "No; thei-a.will be no time; it will look like running away. -We will go to-mor- roiv uight. Besides, you will be too tired after going to Brussels uud buck. Iris, we are going to be happy again—I nm sure we are." He, for one, looked na If there wns nothing to prevent; u relura of hnn- piness. He Inughhed aud waved his huuds. "A ueiv sky—new scenes—new work—you will be happy again, Iris. You sliull go. dear. ,Get me the things I want.'" She put on her thick veil nud started ou ber short journey. The husband's sudden return to ills former good spirits gave her a gleam of hope. The change would be welcome indeed if it permitted him to go about ninong other men, nnd to her if it gave her occupation. As to forgetting— how could sho forget the past, so Ion" ns they were reaping the fruit of their wickedness in the slupo of sulld dividends? Sue easily found what she wuuted. Tho steamer of the Compagnie GenerateTruns- ntlautique left Havre every eighth dav They would go by that line. Thu more slie considered fcne plan the more it commended itself. They would at any rate go out ef prison. There would be n change In their life. Miserable condition! To have uo other choice ut Ufa uud time of banishment nud couceatineiu; uo other than thntof continual fraud renewed by every post that brought them money. When she had got all the information that she wauled she had still au hour or two before her. She thought she would speud the time wandering about the streets of Brussels. The animation aud life of the cheerful city—where all tlie people except tlie market womeu are young— pleased her. It was long since she had sueu any of the cheerfulness that belougs to n busy street. She walked slowly along, up one street und down another, looking into the shops. She made two or "EitontoWl fcfirS to»i tfost ier hands She snriinte frond hi« tonen, nnil ttmtie( buck htt chair, Standing ia an utttttrde 0 self-defe'flse— watching Elm as Sne »6fll watch a dfingei'mts creature. , He sjvlrtl read mvge artet tmgg, tttttat it enow the worst. Theft h« threw the boo ttpon the table. , "Well?" hi said, rfot Ifftfag htt 6yd8, "tne mAtl was rnardered—rnui-rler she whisperer). He Mttde ho *epty. "Yo'H iooktulfltt whll« ftS fas Unordered Yon looked on consenting! You ftrS i innrdfirerl "I bad no Bhate or part la It. i did no know he was being poisoned." "You knew when I Wns with yo*t. Oh the tie/id mnn—the mnrtlered mnn—was in tl]8hottsentf.n6r6tymomeull Yonr hands Were red With bidod when ydtt took me ftway-i-to Bet.Me oivt of the Way-se that Should not know-"-" She stopped, sne boiild not go on. "I did not k now. iris—noB with certain , ty l J. th £ a 8 nt he wiw dying wheu he came Into the honse. He did ao£ die; he began to recover. When tne doctor gave him his Medicine—after tfiat Womnd went away— I suspected. Wheu he died, my suspicions were stronger. I challenged him. He did uot deny it. Believe me, iris, i neither counsel-led It nor kuew of it." "You acquiesced In It, You consented. Ton should have warned the—the Othe* murderer that you would denounce htm If the ln«n died. You took advantage of It. HH death enabled you to cilrfy out your fraltd with me as your accomplice. Wl h mel I am an accomplice In a nittt- "No, no, Iris; you knew nothing of It. No one 4nn ever accuse you—" "You do not understand. It is part Of the accusation which I make against tny- "As for what this woman writes," her husband Went oh, "It Is true. I suppose It Is useless to deny a single word of It. She hnd hidden behind the curtain, then) She heard .aud saw nil! It Vinipnny hnd found lierl He wns right. No One so dangerous ns n womntt. Yesj sue has told *on oxuct- ly what happened. Bha' suspected all nlong. We snould have sent hernw.-iy nud cluiuged our.plans. This comes of being too clover. Nothing would do for the doctor but the man's death. I hoped—we both hoped—that he would die a natural death. He dirt not. Withont n dead mini We were powerless. We had to get a dead man. Iris. I will hide nothing more from you,, whatever happens. I confess everything. I knew that ho wns going to die. When lie began to get well I wns filled with forebodings, because I knew tlmt lie would never be" allowed 10 go away. How elso could we flnd ndead body? You can't steal n body; you can't make one up. You must have one for proof of death. I say" —his voice wus harsh and hoarse—"I say thut I kuew ho must die. I smv his death in the doctor's face. And thore wns uo more money left fot n new experiment If Oxbye should get Well' nnd go uwuy. When It came to the point I wns seized with mortal terror. I would have given up everything—everything—to see the nmu get up from his bed and go away. But it was too Into. I saw tho doctor prepare the dual dose, nud wheu he huld It to his lips 1 saw bv ills eyes.that it Wits the driuk of dentil. I have told-you all," he cou- clmled. ; "You hnve told mo all,?' sho repented. "Alll Good heiivensl All!" "I have hidden nothing from you. Now thero is Uothlug mure tu tell." She stood perfectly still—her hands clasped, her eyes set, her fitco white uud stern. : "\Vlint I have to do now," she sold, "lies plain b.'fore inc." "irIM I implore you, malco no change iu our plans. Lut us go iiwny as \ve proposed. Let the past bo furgottou. Cume with me—" "Go with you? With you? With you? Ohl" Sho shuddered. "Irlsl 1 have told you nil. Let us go on as If \oti had hoard nothlug. We cannot be more separated than \vu iiitve beet) for tlie Intt three mouths.: Let us rcmaiu ns wo are until thu time wheu you will on ublo to feel for me—to pity my weakness—uud to [oruivi! me." "i'ou do not understand. Forgive you? It is uo longur a qucsUou ol forgiveness. U r ho am. I that my forgiveness snould be of tlio least value to you—or to any?" "What is the question, then?" "I dou't know. A horrible crime has been committed — a horrible, gliastly, dreadful crime—such, a thiuins one rends of in the papers mid wonders, reading it, what manner of wild beasts must be those wlio do siicli Uiings. Perhaps one won- dera, besides, what manner of women must be those who associate with those «IM u.Mislsl—my liii»l)uudl--mv hiisbaiidl —and I—I am onu of Ihu women who art) the lit companions of these wild creii- ttuvs!" "i'mi can say what you please, Iris; what you pli'ase!" "t mivu Kiimvn—only since I cnmo here have 1 ivnliy knmvn n.iil nn.let-stood—that I mivu wive.;iM my life in a bliml piissluu. 1 hnve lnvu.l joii, Harry: il lias lieen my cui'Sii. I fill lo ived yim n^:iinst HIL- wiu'u- ings uf evervbod : I luu-u lieen rinvarded iff ¥t^ifl' ~fl "it? <!nt THE tStJJLitJ 44 rmjfcfti.f aw »«rt IB MWf.iit4i» tittitt u ftld, AM S« ipcake}« in tiey tons, ADA he n wBt cofi'enftd bMi he *ij» t «'lre» he ghl , .rnit to the (HKO 01 Bit fcn<*«. etmiea by Re»eWB Mid f rlglS But frtaB hi'ifmii'i ...^ t .ra« faiths wits ef iho*, the rlglS grow. . he glint of hit cola, Men glances Freezes 0,8 Mr StOaM, Ahd the «otc« of hid tfind plKita • Como forth ft-lth a frBoSthif *od Bvtn the Hewn tttmt htt VIM " . H»ve« (ort of tcrtfc nmsii, Aita ivSvy (ftteM «eema nude* A f«ver tad ague Bpoii. n the glowli mth In the bfli... „... iltlne C6nverratl6n ^nnfby ftn Icy chnlii, .„ ..ort Wti trimly waiting To see hi« pue§t« depart, Jfo nl* Voice a free*hijt Imignor, IB hit bosom k fwsieA heart. »e*TorkW88Hy. Jetty drote oat of MM. Storing's y&td. his 6ne, hdhest face, which had been father hot when he stopped at Mrs. Baring's kitchen door afid sounded his gong, still brightly and becomingly flushed. Jerry drove a flrstrdnss butcher's wagon for a first-class German butcher in Westwood, three toiles away. , When Susy Marsh, who was Mrs Baring s neat, capable kitchen treasure, had come to the door she was rosy also. She lid not change color when the Westwood jaker came along, though he Was young and much admired her. But at sight ol Jerry she was apt to flush up. An* it had been rather worse since lasl Saturday night when Jerry, going home, md overtaken hef tramping along toward lerown home, two miles toward Westwood ( to see her mother till morning, and md taken her in and driven her to her Very door. And he had found that she went home nearly every Saturday night, and—well I Jerry touched up his horse, whistling. Vlmt had she said? Only that she would nke a tenderloin roast, about six pounds. Jut he hnd her blue eyes and her pretty idyhke ways to think aboutj and think of hem he did, almost grinning in bis con- entmcnt. And when Cooley, the young Vestwood baker, came up nlongside of im and began to talk he wished him in lit „,- ihfoffgh And sa^ ^ tfl , *iu* . She Wig JS faint with >• inewift cleft? to he* fffl-1 minutej. and then shs \ perched high, though nd that Hbth- gout thaee tid herself dry, on the , Cooley eyed him. Truth was tha*t when, ehvering his rolls at Mrs. Baring's, he ad offered Susy a broad compliment along iuto a He smoked all day long, over the estniugemeut which hud thus grown-up between them: it became wider every duy; he lived apni-t und alone: he •at In his own room, smoking more cigars, drinking more brandy and water than was good for him: sometimes lie-paced the gmvel walks la the garden; lu tlicevonfng after dluiier ho went nut and walked about the empty streets of the quiet city. Once or twlc"elie^g^^j-efi into a wife. HUUIIH In a comer, n'ls'nftt drawn over his eyes; but that was dangerous. For the most part lie kept lu the streets aud he spoke to no one. Meantime the autumn had given place to winter, which becan in wet und dreary fashion. Day and nl^lit tho ruin fell, mnk- lug the gravel walks too wet and Hie streetsluipassutila. Then L«rd Hurry sal in his room and smoked all duy long. Aud (Ull the melancholy of the one Increased and the boredom of the other. • He gpoke at lust. It was after breakfast. "Iris," lie said, "how long is this tocou- tluuef" "Tlilg-whatf" "This life—this miserable solitude aud dllence." "Till we dl»," she replied. "What elso do you expectf You have suld our freedom nun we must puv the nrlcif." "No; it shall end. I will end it, I can endure It uoJtaMZer." "Yofesg^^n'otiiiK. You will pcrlinps have rp'tfeiirui'e years lo live—all iiko this —as dtrrfand empty. It is tho price we must pay." "No," ho repeated. "It shall end. I ewoar that I will noon llko this uo lony "You had better go lo London nnd walk lu Piccadilly to net u-llltlu society." "What Uo you cave vvliat 1 do or whore I 80." "We will not reproach each other, liar- "Why—wliiil else do >on do nil tluv long but i-eprouoh mo vvltu yoiii' gloomy looks it M i'«u smi three little purchases. She looked li place fllled with Taiichiiitz Kdltioiis, aud bought two or three books. Sho wns beginning lo thing that she was tired ami Dad better make her way back to the station, ivuej siUde.ily sue remembered the postolflce and her instructions to Fanny Mere. "I wonder," sho said, "if Fanny has written to me." She asked the way to tho postofflco. There was time if she walked quickly. . At the post ri'Ktimte tlitre was a letter tor Her—more thuu a letter, a parcel, ap parently a book. She received it and hurried back to the station. In the train she umused herself with looking through the leaves of her new books. Funny Mere's letter she would rend after dinner. At dinner they actually talked, Lord Harry wus excited with the prospect of going back to tlie world. Ho had enjoyed his hermitage, he said, quite long enough. Give him the society of his fellow-creatures. "Put me among Ouniiibuls," ho suld, "und I should make frieuds with them, lint to live alone—it Is the devlll To-rnorrow we begin our new flight." After dinner he lit his cigar, und weut on chattering about the future. Iris remembered tho packet sho hud got at tho postofltce, nud opened it. It contained a small manuscript book filled -with writing, uud a brief letter. She read the letter, luld it down, nud opened the book. CHAl'TEH LV.—TUB; LAST DISCOVERT. "I shall like to turn farmer," Lord Harry went ou talking whila Jrjs opened and begun to road Fanny's manuscript. "After all myndventures, to settle doivn In u quiet place and cultivate! the soil. Ou innrket-dnv we will drive Into loivn to- gi'ther"—ho talked ns if Kentucky wei-o Wunvick.shiro—"side by side in n spring cart. I sliull have samples of grain in bags, and you will hnve u basket of buttor aud cream. It will be tin ideal life. Wo shall dine at tlie ordinary, nml, after dlu- uor, over a pipu and a glass of grog, I shall discuss tho weather and (lie craps. And while we live iu this retreat of ours, oyoi 1 here tlio very name of Harry Norland will huve been forgutteu. Queer, tbull Wo shall goon living lung alter U'o are dead and buried and forgotten, lu tho novels the man turns up after he is supposed to bo cast awuv — wrecked—drowned — dead long ago. Uut ha never turns up .•M uuviv» uuoj it uivau lutijpiiiifenG niung vith them, she and frowned and disappear- d sharply. 'Hello, Jerry!" he said. "Been to see our girl, Jerry? Well, she's mighty retty. I guess you ain't tho only one mnks so. Reckon not. Oibbs thinks so, or one. You know Qibbs ?" Jerry didn't. " "Clerk in the shoe store down to West- ood, said Cooloy, and Jerry identified .in. He was a rather large-mouthed young follow, who wore a red necktie nnd spotted collar and cuds. "Yes, sir," said Cooley. '"He's right up to snuff, and any fellow Hint's after his girl better look out. Looks as though he wns bound to get little Susy." "You speak of her tho way you ought not to • said_ Jerry sternly, though his heart felt like lead. "Oh, all right," said Cooley. (Jerry was a six-footer), "Miss Susy, then. He's bound to have Miss Susy, and don't you forget it. What do you say to a drive in a brand new buggy behind a fast trotter? That s what he gave her—lemme see; yep, Saturday night two weeks ago 'twas. He wns driving her toward.hoine licKety-split —she goes home Saturday nitrhts, you know. ' "Lickety-split; I saw 'em," said Cooley. "Having a first-rate time they was, loo. Guess you better stop down, Jerry, my boy. Guess you gotapreltyslim cbimce; that's my opinion," said Cooley, almost hugging himself. He woul 1 have continued, but Jerry, rather ushy hued and wild-eyed, turned his horso up another road with a dash. It would take him two miles out of his wav. but it wns his only course. He knew that if Cooley said another woid he would knock him off his seat. Poor Jerry! He stared at fences and haystacks without seeing them nnd nearly went into tho dilcli. Poor Jerry! Already he lind, almost without his own knowledge, made timid little plans fur the dim future—plans over which his heart hud thrilled, nnd now thrilled with misery as he wretchedly relinquished them all. _ Pretty? Yes, sho was, and the dearest girl under the sun j and was it likely that nobody had observed it but himself? He, an awkward, 6-foot hobby, who was too bashful to meet her pretty eyes! And Mr. Gibbs, who drove the fine equipage and had smooth and easy ways, if ho did talk loud—she liked him, of course, nnd of course she would marry him. And ho wouldn't trouble her again; she dreaded him now probably. Never again. But oh! had any fellow ever got his heart quite so near broken ? /•Mein cratipus!" the German butcher ejaculated at sight of him, "Cherry, vat for you look so queer and know nod- ings?" Jerry gave a husky laugh. "I'm all right now Mr. Schultz," ho said. "Fifteen dollars and twelve cents 1 ve taken in, sir." percnea mgn, tnottgn nw dry, on the seat of Jerrys *&gon sa fe on tb« other side of the bridge, with Jerry's handkerchief raottping" bef white face, Jetry'* coat ttfmrtd he* wot form, and Jjrfry's arrt fight around the coat j and Je»y was talking to her, .."Don't think sol Yon* ain't goinfr to di6! 1 ha-in'l killed .tbS I Oft, Rusyfj'M SOjty-.-t'm ftfrfnl „(,,.„ i i ,J 0n ! t ggja who you ilk*, Or who like* ybu. f hadn't opeht to got mad enough to let yon tramp alone in the rain. Oh, I want & pounding! 1 fn going to gfet somt fellow to give me one. Oh, Susy, d<m't! You didn 1 get htirt. did yon? Oh, Susy, how sweet you ook! Lord, what Wouldn't I give to be him!" Mrs. Harring's capable manager sat np straight—against Jerry's arm. "Be who?" she demanded sharply. "Why, Gibbs." said Jerry, '-Iti Gibbs you like, ain't it?" • "It's Gibbs I like, isit?"said SuSy. indignantly, and now she broke down in earnest, and fell to crying in Jerry's hand-, kerchief. "Gibbs! Why, I just hate him I' He s going to marry Sally Porter, up our way, and I'm sorry for her ( that 1 am! He overtook me the other night going home, Mr. Gibbs did, and I had to let him take tne ins but, my goodness! I thought what with his perfumery and loud tongue he d kill me. I never—" "That'll dp," said Jerry, but he whispered: "That's a plenty, Susy. I'm going to thrash Cooley, though, 'cause he knew better. If yon don't like Gibbs, Susy, who do you like? Do yon like me? • Say you do, even if you don't, Susy,'cause I couldn't stand ill" And Susy, with her damn head pressed well against Jerry's bounding heart, did say yes. And apt a kiss for it, too. Cooley waslorced to apologize. And when Sennits', took Jerry into partners! ip, a year later, he and Husy got the parlor set.—Emma A. Opper in Saturday Night. IB FMM AND A :LdS* tttt»hlfla iad flowefl- lry j>l«, irt! . e- >h, in the fat off ftlry j>l«cS«, t)nc» thef #»fesiirt! tS THE StJN OHOW1NO COLD? "I never deceived you!" —by this. We are In hiding. If we are found we shall be sent to a convict prison for conspiracy. We shall be lucky If wo are not tried for murder and hanged by the neck uutlt we are dead. This is my rewnrdl" (To be continued. dufitlco liamur. Washington correspondence of the Philadelphia Telegraph: "Justice La.mnr may have many years of life before him, but his friends are made uneasy by his broken appearance, and people who meet him on the streets shako their heads when he has passed and predict that Mr. Harrison will have tlie appointing of his successor. He is a wan of naturally sedentary habits, and the further confinement attendant upon hard work required of him on the bench appears to have told on his health sadly. He has been obliged to break away from the seclusion of his study and again take to horseback exercise or long walks in the hope of finding new vigor in the country air. •! often see him of late on a sleepy bay horse wandering about tbe suburb roads, tho reins hanging loosely on tho horse's neck and the animal {foinff at will u;» one bridle-path and down another, as if choosing bis own route. The Justice sits in the saddle in u languid altitude, with a pallor of death on his face and an absent, far-off look in his eye. Within thejyear he has grown f eble his flesh bangs flabby, and a haggard careworn expression is habitually on his face. When he walks he carries 'a book in his hand, sometimes reading and sometimes holding the book with a linger b«twcoii the pilous, whilo ho moves slowly along with hiuht'iid doivn. Tim firsl lime I met him aftor not having seen him for two months 1 did not recognize him until my attention was called to him tho second time by my companion, who was startled by the great change that had taken place . when he Is forgotten—unless ho is Hip Van Winkle. JJy gad, Irisl When wv tire old people we will go home and see .tlio oil! pluiiea together. It will bo somu- tliliia to look forward to—something to live for—eli > "I fuel quite happy thin evening, Ids; Imppler limn I hiive beeu for HionlliK. Tlie fact Is, tlilu Infunml plucu bus liljipuil IIH both conl'oumlodlv. 1 dou't like to grain- blu, but I've full thu monotony inoi'o lliuu u bit. Ami so li«ve you. It's inuile you Imiod over things. Now, for my purl, I like to look ul tnu brlglit aide. Hci'c we ai'o comfortably cut olf from tho past. Tlml's all tloue ivltli. NoMiliti; lu the world cuu revive, the memory of tlio dlwtgrceuble tilings If we um only truo to oui-Bulvos uud UKrearto forgut Ilium. What liny iHiuu done omruwev be dlncoverod. Not asoul kiu^vexcupt tUu doctor, aud bi-twueu liij^BI oui-sulves wo iiru going to put u^i^^thousaud— VVliat's tbu waiter, Jrls^Wliut tho devil j« the w<»t- \Mt1" ifor Ma, who had bevti steadily reading while her husbimd chau.oi-od ou, tiudduu- ly droppud tlio book, ami Umiod upon him a whUefuco ami eyes uti-uck with uoi'ror. "What IB Itf" Lord llan-y reuoutud. "Ohl Is this trwof" "Wtiatl 1 " "J w»BU«t8»y (t. Oh, my QoQl c«« this ' »,«! Says au American lady: "While in Canada recently, 1 went into a candy store to make a purchase, and, as 1 had always done at homo, sampled some of the varieties piled on tho counter. And what do you think I found? Cayenne pepper I At first I supposed it was some candy made for'April Fools' Day, but when J sampled two other piles which looked tempting and from which, had they pleased me, I should have purchased, I found that cayenne popper was in each piece, 'In order to stop customers eating candy they dou't pay for,' said my companion. I tell you I was mad; and when 1 thought of the way in-this country, where one is asked to sample everything unknown before buying I torn the clerk 1 didn't waut the caramels. 1 uudcstund some, one is trying to annex Canada to tho United States. Well, uiy uncle is a United States Senator, and I shall tell him that unless he prevents such a thing I shall go to Europe and marry a French prince. I understand that they are 'cheap now. Htuli) (Uvur, "John," said Mrs, J,, "you were talking all night in your sleep about jack pot. What ib u jack pp,t?" Jobu (scornfully): ''Youkuowwtaittt Jacjt rose is, suppose, w "'l, they cmi grow in pats, can't they?" 'Got your rubbers and waterproof and umbrella, Susy?" said Mrs. Horing, looking into tbe kitchen as Susy was starting Saturday night. "I'm afraid it's going to roin again," It had rained for two days, but there was a little break in the cloudB tonight, and Susv was starting home bitterly. Mrs, Harinfr looked at her shrewdly. "It's muddy, Susy,"she said. "If some body should come along in a market-wagon and givt you a lift Well, remember, Susy, what I've always said—that if you get married to suit me I'll give you a good pnrlor set that very day." Tho mud was bad, aud puddles frequent, and there was a new cloud visible. Hut Susy tripped.along cheerfully. Now und then she looked back. It must be nearly time for him, Sho would be glad when ho did come, because of the mnd—only because of the mud, of course, and the bridge further on. sho hud heard that some water had crossed it, and what should sho do if he didn't come along? And altogether she looked bright and happily expectant as she went. The cloud would break in a minute, she was sure. It must bo almost time for him. Was a rattle now? YDS, and it was Jerry: it was his rod-lettered wagon and his sleek horse, and he wus coming fast. She walked on—she could not well stop and wait—with risen color and (lutteriiiK heart. Alas and alas I the butcher's wagon came on and Jerry with it, and Susy raised her becoming face, and liar frankest smile, und Jerry took off his hat and lowered his head; but that was ull, Ho drove on—on past her—on down the muddy road and left her standing there; for, in her hurt astonishment, she stood stock still, with a candid stare. Then she walked on briskly. Mrs. Har- iiig'n efficient young manager was not tho girl to be wholly subdued even bv a calamity such us this. Pshaw! It was plain enough. She wasn't the only girl he sold moat to, and he had been Homebody ho liked better. That was all, and he was thinking that it was time she know it. Turn—turn—tetum, Sho held her head up and hummed a tune. It was beginning to sprinkle and she was glad of it. It would give her something to think about. She raised her umbrella and jogged along with emphatic step. r It was more than sprinkling—it was raining hard. Big drops cracked on her umbrella and dripped from it. Hut her chief interest lay in the butcher's wagon. It hod rattled into a yard aud hadn't come out, and sho was anxious to get ahead of it. Then she would march on stiffly when he ropassed her and uot even look at him again. It was pouring now. Her umbrella was of small use; she was getting wet from head to foot, and tho uiud grew deeper with every.step. . And, oh dear! there was the bridge, aud it was under—two good inches under. She wished sho had waited under tho tree, dropped mto a house—anything—because now Jerry would see her splashing over the submerged plunks, us splash she would, for she wouldn't ride uow it he should beg her on his knees. What a, time! Her mother wasn't expecting her, either. She kuew in her wounded heart that she had come principally because of certain expectations; and she despised herself. Was she going to cry ? Not if she knew HI Here was th,o bridge, and behiud came Hut dreadful rattle of wheels, and she grasped her skirts, and almost shutting wr eyes m her shivwW distaste, stepped oju tfto water-covered bridge. 4- Kiwb ip the uiidiUe was still We Cnn Not Prove Hint It t«, Notwithstanding Great ClmngeB In Clluinto. We want to know whether tho sun is showing any symptoms of decay, says the Story of the Heavens. Are the days as warm and as bright as they were ten years ago, one hundred years ago? We can fin^no evidence of nny change since the beginning of authentic records. If the sun s heat had proceptiblv changed within the lost 2,000 years we should expect to find corresponding changes in the distribution of planets and animals, but no sucli changes havo been detected. There is no reason lo think, that the climate of ancient Greece or of ancient Rome was appreciably different from the climates of the Oreecn and the Borne that we know at this day. The vine and olive grow now where the grew 2,000 years iigo. We must not, however, lay too much stress on this argument, for the effects of slight changes in the sun's heat may have been neutralized by Corresponding adaptations in tbo phabfe organisms of cultivated plants. All we can certainly conclude is that no marked change has taken place in the heat of the sun during historical time. Bnt when we come to look back into vastly cai-Hsr ages we find the moat copious evidence that tha earth has undergone great changes in climate. Geological records can on this question hardly be misinterpreted. Yot it is curious to note that these changes are hardly such as could arise from the gradual exhaustion of the sun's radiation. No doubt in very early times we have evidence that the earth's climate must have be.'n much warmer than at present. Wo had the great carboniferous epohe, when the temperature must almost have been tropical in arctic latitudes. Yet it is hardly possible to cite this as evidence that tho eun was then much more powerful, for wo are immediately reminded of the glacial epoch when our temperate zones werp incised in sheets of solid ice. as northern Greenland is at present. If wo suppose the sun tolmvo been hotter than it is at present to account for the vegetation which produced coal then wo ought to assume the sun to be colder than it is now to account for the glacial epoch. H is not reasonable to attribute such phenomena to such oscillations in the radiation from the sun. Tho glacial epochs prove that we nay not appeal to geology in aid of the doctrine that a secular cooling of the sun is no iv in progress. The geological variations of climate may have boon caused by changes in the earth itself, by changes in the positions of its axis, by changes in its actual orbit; but, however they have been caused, they hardly tell us much with regard to the previous history of the sun The heat of the sun hns lasted for countless aees, yet we can not credit tho sun with tho power of actually creating heat. Wo must apply even to the majestic moss of the sun the same laws which we have found by our experiments on the earth. Whence comes the heat sufficient to supply this tremendous outgoing? Lo&fc, ho* cold that sky above ml _Ah, mel to *»lfc Where the daieles grow ana lovi OB, And the sparrows talk I bnshl the wldfnl children heed ad, Pausing ID their play I Darlings, take your hands and lead tt«— Von know the way, —thft Spectator. Powdered chalk and vinegar are good for a burn. Dust powdered bottuc over smoked hams and vermin will not spoil them. Doorplates should be cleaned by rubbing with a cloth wet in ammonia and water. A few drops of carbolic acid occasionally pttt down the sink drain and in deep jars will do much good. Blankets and furs put away well sprinkled with borax and done up air tight will never be troubled with moths. A flannel cloth dipped in melted beeswax and tallow and put on a child'? throat and chest Will cure wheezing and is good for colds. seeds th'erS ii almost certain to be more or lefileeSdf i* flte toataMfc. AM ofie advantage rt seeming a gbw! stead of cloter pygtessin them6«dow»4nd pastures and ift the fenea &»&<¥«, and then gitine clean cnHwfttipn to the cultivated fields, Is that there will be less weed oeedf-ng in hauling * 1 3 ^'yypp'ying fre-h manure on the helds. While grass or clover are objectionable in the cultivated fields, yet they are less «o than freeds, and as more or less manure is applied to the meadowl if it has clow* or gMsaseed in it the quality ia iriiproted. Many farmers find it a good plan to seed land to grtss or clover and then app y manure as a top dressing, and then plowing ap and planting to orfn, then to oats or vrtieat, and getting back to grass again. When this ia done it is quite an item to have the manure contain grass ot clover seed tathfir than weeds. And with a little cafe this can gradually be done. If the weeds in the pasture or meadows ate cut down BO that no Weeds are allowed to mature seeds, and the same care is taken in the meadows, this may gradually be done, and in applying manure, in addition to adding fertility to the soil, thin places in the pastures and meadows may be thickened up by applying a good dressing of manure. Weed seeds in the manure can he replaced Vy clove* and grass seed that with proper management can be made a benefit, and fresh manure can be apblipd to any part of the farm without at least increasing the growth of Weeds The clover will in many cases aid to keep down the weeds, shading the soil and smothering them out. COFFBIfl JBI.LT, Soak half an ounce of gelatine in half a pint of cold water; dissolve it in a half a pint of very strong coffee, sweeten to the taste. Extract of coffee can be used to flavor this jelly, and answers well. OINOBUUnEAU. ' Two cups of molossest one cup of shortening, three-fourths of a cup of water, two full teaspoons of soda, one tablespoon of ginger, one small tablespoon of cloves, Stir togather, add flour, and knead so as to bundle conveniently. Cut in cards and bake in a quick oven. INDIAN "SPAPnBnB." One quart of sifted. Indian meal, two quarts of milk, four eggs, well beaten, salt to taste. Pour the milk, boiling hot, over the Indian meal and beat until quite smooth. Then add the beaten eggs and salt. Stir well and bake on u, griddle. LYONNAISB POTATOES. Twelve potutoes boiled until nearly done; when cold slice or cut into dice. Chop fine; one onion. Put a tablespoonful of butter into the frying-pan, put in the onion and fry two minutes; add the potato dice and fry five minutes, stirring constantly; then add butter, salt and pepper to taste. ASPAKAOUS SAUCE. Boil the beans or a bunch of asparagus in n_ little salt and'water until cooked, Drain and chop them. Have some drawn butter boiling hot, with two raw eggs beaten in; jiut in the chopped asparagus and the juice of half a lemon. Serve in a. hot eauco boat, with either roast veal or boiled mutton. HONITON Sl'UMOE PUDDINO-. Take three eggs, their weight in the shell in flour, butter and sugar, and grate the rind of one lomon. Beat the butter to a cream, and tho eggs, yelks and whites fopurutely, and thed together; add the butter and ktop on the beating, then the •lumir, and the flour and beat the whole ;ill light. Put into a mold and boil one COMETS. Why lliey Do Not Become MomlioM of Our Solar Syitem DUCK TO TIIJ5 JIBSCIJK. They Succeed In KulHln*; u Crulo nud no- loaning u PrlHonur. A young duck by some accident had his leg broken and the wounded limb having been put in splints tho duck wa-i placed nnder n small crate or railed coop to prevent it, for a time, running about. Tho poor prisoner looked very forlorn in his cage and was evidently an object of pity to his brothers and sisters around. They tried to release their companion by forcing their neck under the crate and so lift it but tho effort was - beyond their strength. On ascertaining this they held a consultation and they marched away in a body. Presently they reappeared with all the ducks belong to the farm yard, amounting to about forty. After a great deal of quacking they surrounded the crate and every neck was inserted under the lowest rail. They . then made a united effort to raise tho crate, but alas! in vain. Their strength was not suflicient. Another consultation was now held, und after another utorm of quacking Ihe whole of them camo to one side of the crate. As many as possibly could now thrust their necks beneath tho rail, the rest, pushing them forward from behind, 1 his time the.y succeeded. The crate was raised, their imprisoned friend was liberated, and noisy wore the greetings she received as sha limped, once more free, into thoir midst. WourhiB of Wigs lig ItumiliMi Iiniiilgrunts. A stranger walking through Hester and Essex streets, New York, one morning- last week observed scores o£ women whose hair w«a of a jet black hue and lay straight combed and brushed back from their foreheads. And each head was partly covered by a silk handkerchief that was knotted beneath tho chin and additionally secured by n liug-B gold pin.Q'J'lio faces of the women wcro yello.w, and the eyes were lustrously bluck, with lieavj black eyebrows and lashes. Somu of these women were middle aged, other wore scarcely tivonty, bjt each worn a heavy band of gold on the third finger of her right ha .d. They were Hebrews from a distant part of Russia, close to the boundries of Poland. It is one of tho customs of this race- for tho married women to wear wigs, no matter how beautiful or luxuriant their own hair uiay be. They do this in accordance with an old custom of their country, which teaches them that it wife's chains are for her husband alone, und a woman's hair is considered to be one of her greatest charms. Unmarried girls never wear wigs, but just as soon as the words making her a wife are pro, noui.ced she dons her wig uud never removes it except in the privacy of her own room. 1/441 ll^IIU, L nu AI*l/U(b JI1UIU UillU UU11 U11U and a half hours. Serve with any fruit sauce, or with lemon sauce. OY8TEU TOAST. Scald one quart ot oysters in their own liquor, remove tho oysters, place them where they will keep warm, add half a pint of water to the juice, two tablespoon- nils of butter and two tablespoonsfuls of Hour mixed smooth in a cupful of milk, one tablespoonful of Worcesshire sauce, salt and pfepper; stir well until it thickens, toast some large slices of hread, butter thorn well while hot, lay them on a hot dish, place the oysters on the toast and pour thd gravy over the whole; garnish with parsley and serve at once. LAUDED LtVEB. Cut fresh liver into thin slices, lay them in salted water for an hour, cut fat salt pork into strips about a quarter of an inch thick and one and one-Lalf inches long, remove the liver from tbo water, wipe it dry by bathing it between two cloths, make holes in the slices about one inch apart and stick the pork in; allow it to protrude on each side, place them in a warm frying- pan and let thfiin cook slowly. If cooked too fash the liver becomes hard; cook twenty' or twenty-five minutes; remove them to a hot platter and pour a little to- mutoisauce over each slice, garnish with parsley and serve with baked potatoes. Suit for Animals. Jlorno World. Why Jo animals need salt? Because animal fat is an epitome of mineral and vegetable matters, and salt is a medium between them—a compound of these compounds in certain definite proportions, and grass and grains do not supply a suilicient proportion to complete the animal compound and are not, therefore, complete nutriments. Horses fed on an excess of grain in disproportion to most fibrous plants, will eat the ground with avidity when they can get at it, and it supplies in a measure a corrector of vegetable acidity. Salt being a chloride of sodium furnishes both chlorine and soda, the latter being a neutralizer of excessive acidity, especially derived from grmses, pampered horses should be provided with the following ball always in easy reach: First make a strong brine of rock salt, with a tenth of saltpeter in it; then get a spit of pure clay and half a gallon of fresh wood ashes, and of these make a mixture, with sufficient water, and roll into a ball and dry. Keep this in a till or the manger, clean and always in reach of tho pet animal, just as tho grass and ground in this native wild. As ' have said, the horao is an epitome of all that he will eat in health, and this is why they nourish and build up each function. - •"-• George M. Searle lectured recently at the Catholic university, Washington D. C.i on the movements and physical appear- -ance of comets. He began, nays the Star, by saying that the movements of the com- mets, so far from being erratic, as is commonly supposed, are perfectly definite, and their orbits are more easily calculated than those of the planets. The only reason why they do not become members of our solar system is simply that they usually travel in a curve called a-parabola, which is an infinite cun^ in its own nature and yever returns into itself. Comets in general are supposed to drop from space into solar system, and, after passing around the sun, to leave it never to return. There are some comets however, which arq permanent members of the solar sj stem and are prolific. These are supposed to have been brought into the system by disturbing action ot one or more of the great planets as they were entering or attempting to leave. An account was given of the remarkable comet of Loxell, which was made a member of our system in 1767 by Jupiter as it was entering, probably for the first time. It passed near the earth in 1770 and made ono complete revolution around the sun; then, as it passed near Jupiter again in 1779, it was caught by its influence and thrown into a different orbit. What that orbit was was not known until last year, in wluclf the wanderer was again picked up and found to have probably been thrown into a twenty-nix-year period by J piter in 1779, and, again meeting in 1886, to have changed its period to one of eight years. In that orbit it is now traveling, but probnbly will undergo some further change from its next meeting with Jupiter in 1923. He went on to describe Donati's comet of 1B58, the specimen comet of this country, as far as regular development was concerned, and one of the most beautiful .that have been seen, as many who are now living will remember. Views of this comet were given in various stages of its development iis it appears to the naked eye and also as the head appears in the telescope. In the views of the latter the formation of tho envelopes and of the tail was shown. Ibe question of the physical constitution ot comets, as shown by tho spectroscope, was then brought up and illustrated Tiv views. Ihe spectroscope, so far as observations have yet gone, shows principally in comets a gas similar to our illuminating gas. When they approach near the sun and are subjected to great heat the spectrum lines of some metals appear, principally sodium and magnesium, and possibly iron. Views and descriptions also given of the wonderful comet of 1882, probably the most extraordinary that has appeared in modern times. The lecturer concludes with an allusion to the connection of comets with metoric streams. Joliauy'* Lifoo Ilurporu Buzur. T—-' a little boy of nine, handed in the following composition on George Washington: "George Washington was the father of his country 0110 d,uy he went into his fathers yard and cub down a tree. What are you doing asked his father, i am trying to tell « Tie und cauuot when he grew up he was a president aud walked by a man named Giotto who was jellisli of him and the number 8 engine house was drapped in black." JJismarck was once u law-court reporter. After passing his examination at the University of Berlin he was appointed law reporter iu one of the city courts. He owe day got into u dispute with n stupid witness and threatened to (tick him o : ut of the court house. The judge rebujwd tho youpi? reporter, »nd said he would attend to ajl the kmking out that was to V>e UotoJ. "See, 8(ud Bwuumjk, to the witeesg^tjkquHh I may not feck you out **--*"•-Juto tefo- 1 *- A Star Quilt. The most popular quilt at present is the star quilt. For materials get two yards good "quality of domestic linen, quite heavy, with a smooth surface—a quality worth 85 cents a yard will do—three bunches wash twist, one bunch etching silk, two gross smallest size brass rings, one five- pound star perforated pattern (to stamp with). Place the linen on a smooth surface and stamp your star pattern over the surface (or you can got it done for you), being careful to economize space and yet leave room for working. After the stamping is done, cut out tho star on the square; that is, do not cut the point out, but cut a square with the star iu the center, leaving about one inch margin from the end of point of star; this is for convenience in working. When tho stars are all tittimned and the stars cut out, theu proceed with the fancy work. With tlio wash twist work a heavy button-hole stitch around all points of the star: then with the same silk fill each point of the star; witli one of tho filling stitches, either fish-net, brick, cross, or wow's feet, or any other that is preferred; each star may have the sains filling HtiCch, or every stftr may Lo fil'eddfl outiy, flow i or Uie counter part of tho star, crochet a sufficient number of brass ring* over with the etching silk aud sew them in a circle to the line«. After the eov- broidory is done, cut out all the linen from tha points of the star with e, pair of I sharp scissors. This will leave you a fine pointed star. Thirty-six stars will make ; a quilt largo enough, and they are to bo set together by points. This will wake the edges formed of the points which finish with a small silk tassel. If perferred, bol- tcn shceetiug and rope linens may be used. The colors used are gold and white, old rose and white, green and white, and ttlt white, Toe number of stars depend ou *fce size you wako your stars, but fi-aw thirty- sijt to sixty-f our are enough. A GIIEEU3Y ANECDOTE. In What Slinpe tho Good and Oreat But Swearing old Man Fnced a Compositor. Apropos of illegible hand-writing of great men, it would seem that the more celebrated they are, the more miserable tneir chirography. i Som ,° "'ay/ccollect, writes a correspondent of the Washington post, the case of the man who traveled free for nearly six months over the New York Central Railroad on a note from the able Superintendent, the late Dean Richmond, convincing the conductors that it was a pass. Again, of the newly arrived immigrant, who, coming into possession of a bold autograph of boneral Spinner, late Taeiumrer of the United States, took it to a drugstore as a prescription for the cramp colic. And who that has seen willnever forget, the fearful autograph of a well-known and eminently successful attorney of this city, which suggests nothing so much as a bunch of copperhead snakes in deadly conflict. In I li is connection a good story is related of that able editor, Horace Grenly, which has never appeared in print, so far as the writer knows. n 1 ' 0< ;? uro ' ! a good many years ago, when the Iribune was a power in the land, as was also its able editor, it being before he committed the fatal miAike of his life in running as the Democratic nominee for the Presidency in 1879, the circumstances attending which ummoationably hastened if they did not cause, his death. In a very elaborate article on a very important subject, ho took the occasion to use the words which the great bard puts in the i.iouth of yurrulus old Polonius. " hs true 'tis pity, and pity 'tis,'tis true," whereupon the coin' ositor, doing his best with the hieroglyphics, sot it up, " 'Tis two, tis fifty, and 'tis fifty, fifty-two," completely paralyzing the sense of the whole paragraph, Words are inadequate to express the surprise, indignation and rage that took possession of the soul of the good old editor next morning on reading his carefully prepared article of the day before. Summon ing thn foreman ho demanded that the foo compositor should be sent to him instauter and was informed that he was a certain Irishman whom he had taken a great fancv to some weeks before he ordered his em ploynient in his office. Upon his appearance, Mr Greely launch ed torth on him in full volume the abuse invective, and expletives which he was sc eminently capable of when in a rage, an concluded by saying that the fool who couk nor see and understand so familiar a ques turn at a glance could quit his employ men and go to school again. After glaring a ftach other for about a minute or more, the compositor yelled at him: "To lohoo again, IH it, to school again ? Yes, and, Mr Horace, tho man who writes such a d 1 hand as you do, a fow weeks or months, a school wouldn't hurt him nt all, at all." Ihe editor, as if struck by the retort, ap parently relented, and still glaring at him said: 'Well, go back to your case, and when next you fry ou a quotation make i d——d fool of yourself mid not a fool o me, J'hen running his hands through the few remaining taffy-colored locks that covered his ears, befell into a reverie, al intervals muttering audibly, " 'Tis two 'tis fifty, and 'tis fifty, fity-two. Oh, Sheol Sheol. m to'd rated the ray of 'Lang lite-th* President' sad, pfesed to hill. This is the kind of President to tie to. The Mex- icafi finny is about 40,000 ften; a Very good army." GOT B19 MOITBY. JtlHon Mftj-l in tauittlan nt Solid Clirti for fill LonUtantt State lottery Ticket. A reporter of the Inquirer dropped lnti> the Farmers and Traders Bank yeslcrdnj morning and learned from the ensliler tha Hie cash had been forwarded for one-twen lltith of tieket No. 46,3^0, which drotv tin first capital prize of »800,000 In the drawtnit of Tlio Lon!«J»u» 8l»t6 Lottery on the 13th Instant. Being fnllyasstired by tho cashier that tt.o •15,000 Was actually deposited In the bank, the reporter Marled out to Interview Milton Mays, the owner. H6 wan found with hl« •fvogpn nnd team on A side street invaltlng an order to haul a load ot coal or ashca. "Doubtless you Can now tell us something of the feeling! ol a rich man as well as those of ft poor one, Milt," »nid tlie reporter. "No. sir, 1 have never felt the dlflcrrnco." "Did you ever own a tieket before?" "No, sir. It was my first. I had done n good day's work and while stopping In off my wagon for a glass of beer, concluded I would llirow away one dollar on the lottery. The tickets were placed bufofo me, and I picked out the brlglitest In my cj-e." "What have you done with the moliey?" "Onc.hal/i (7,500 Is deponltcd to my. credit In the bank, the other half IB held in tho hands of Hie hank by ftn Injunction sworn; out by a fellow who claims to have boon a partner with me." "What will you do with the money I" "1'art of U will go for n homo, port for a better team, and the rent will bo safely in. Vested. I know how to haul coal and ashca and will not change, my business." Just then a colored citizen cattle up to pay Ills respects to tlie Wealthy colrtred man. anil tlio reporter withdrew.— Ouxiuhro (Ky.) In. Wirer, May 35. A Considerate Huflbftnd. New York Sun: "I wish you were like Mr. Bunting." complained Mrs. Larkin; "he's sd considerate Of his wife." "That's BO I" replied Larkin. "You ought to see the nice light-weight ax he bought to-day for her to split kindling wood with." Bronchitis Is cured by f rei|iicnt small doses of Plao'e Cure for Coinuinpllon. To shrink woolen goods: 1. After pulling, treat the goods on a perforated table with tupcr-hcatcd steam. 2, Pass through a bath of alum of 1.07 spirit grains for half an hour, wring and dry; waeh, soap, wash ofT mid dry. _• J. 8. PARKER, Frcdonla, N. T., says: "Shall not cull on you for the tlOO reward, for I believe Hall's Catarrh Cure will cure any case of catarrh. Was very bad." .Write him for partlculat-a. Sold by Druggists, 7IJc. Tho Russian war department, It Is reported. Is considering the'adrlsiiblllty of acquiring tho sole right to a nuw shirt of mail, wlilch ii Bald to bo extraordinarily light, Impervious to bullets or tnlicr thrusts, and cheap to manufacture. A liutalan general la the luveutor. DnusoisTS, you should always have a good supply of Dr. Bull's Worm Destroyers on hand. Mothers want these c'audles for their children and won't take nny otlier. It liu been estimated that for every 1,000 bead of cattle In Great Britain sixty-seven tone of beef or vital arc annually sent to market, and lor every 1,000 head of sheep and lambs twelve and one-half toin of mutton or lamb. Travelling nmu emukc "Tunnlll's Punch." Overhead electric wires should never, says llerr Siemens, hnve more limn BOO volt.-, l>r<i»uru; underground conductors, with U'luiaformerB, uo more than 2,000 volts. Tlie ti-aiidforniers and conductors ihould, however, be tested up to 0,000 volu. I'*OU A IJIBOIUJKIIUU l.lvnil Iry l^ibhfllAM'R PlI.T.S. A gold mife'gct worth $700 was tnkoii from a inlnu In thu Bljj Hug district, Arl/.ona, recently. It Is now on exhibition at IVcscotl. Six Novels Free, will be sent by Oairln'A Co., Phllada., Pa., to any one lu the U.'S. m- Canada,- postage paid, upoM&j,;cclpt of 2°> Dobbins' Electric Soap «i'.ffifci-». Sec list of novels on circular! around sSt-H bar. Soup for sale by all grocers. A flowering plant has never been found within tho antarctic circle; but In the arctic regions there are 703 kinds of flowers. Their colors, however, are not BO bright or varied as those of wanner regions. The "HlotJior'i Friend" Not only shorten* labor and lesseni pain attending It Out. greatly diminish -a tho danger to life ot both mother and child It used a few months bo ore oonflnemont. Wrlto to The nnidfiuld Regulator Co.. Atlanta, Co., lor further particulars. Bold by all druggists. Both thd tnethad ftod reaults wtiW Bjrup of Fig* id taken; it It pleaMnt and refreshing to the taste, and *eii gentlyyetpfomptlyofitheRidtie^i, Liter And Bowel*, cleinsefl th« «t»- tern effectually, diipel* colds, headaches ftbd fevers atid cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figiistb* ' tally remedy of it* kind fttef pri. duced, pledging to the tutt and ft*. «eptabl« to th« rtomach, prompt ia its action and trulr beneficial Into effect*, prepared only from tVe mort healthy and agreeable lutataiM*, Jia many •±cel)«fet qnalities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs it for M!« in 66* and |1 bottlceby all leading drug* giste. Any reliable drugpist trbo may not have it on hand will pro. cure it promptly for any one trho wishes to try it. Do not accept anysubititute. CALIFOMM F/f SYMP CO. SAN FK4HOI9CO, (Mi. Uimfvtttr try. ^H Y*RK. H.t. jtLIGHlrUL • VACATIOH • TOURS Tonrlit Ticket*, totb *lfiffl* and round j trip, *r« now on imU ' UKE'SHORE ROUTE (L. «. A M. 0. Rr.) TO CIUUTACOIU, NUem FAMJ3, TOHONTO, THE ST. UffliR.NC'K BrTTK, TnOUSAXD ISLAND*, MOt^BUL, rHS WHITE MOUNTAINS, FOBTUiTO, Bill BAEJ10B, 1ft.., ttt. V All tourist ticket* rla this routt tdmit of ito* •ver at THE MOST UNIIJUB BUMH«R WHOM IN THE WORLD, CHAUTAUQUAI 7o which Special Excursion* wjll b» nm dwtaff tha »«asou. Bend for Xourlit 7old»r. G. X. WILBER, W.Paif, Agent, CH1CAO* yrXAMR TOW PAPISH «T«TTU«" >«*«•"*. . _^_ *^ a-*- o'wrEws ELECTRIC _BELT '' '^^W&al? 9 -' 6A1VAMIOBOBIDS in All Rheum.Uo , liinlj. lumbago, General d He TOM DetlUtr, , vo, TremHijif, gtnil Bz- •tuition, WMtfaf of . ill oauiid by Indlimtiou U ftrrii>4 er ftiii Dft.owxN'* ELECTRIC INSOLES «ir«u%R. ftltonn Eliotrla Trueo and B.It Combined. • for r,..ll],.fd b..k.Mti,.«n. wl"5 wllit . . u, - e ljonfnpl>T..ul.d.o,.lo, 1 , lUoilon lli".,; p ,r. IM OWM «r.IOTR10 BELT t APPHAMOE CO. [HIS CIWIOH ROAD WAGON $30. A Llchi J Mirer/, Market or Iturincft* W«p;«ii. , B««l Roari Urt H«d«, II i <!»oA RlraN* Rft»4 PirL 10 i-r.p B»n; wiik Bkin«, u Ituifl Ib. Wirra Knlr, 41 BOO It. Phlfci-B S~lf. U i »•*! n«tf> IUnif«, I 10QO ITwfutl Article* xt lUlf Prim, lnc1n'<u"&r»(M. Mm. S«wtnp iUcJilnw, nueclKi, WaFfini. HJ»MI«», Bl»ckimltbi Toflli. U*t Fr««< Add^- rtncAnu i^Atr. co., CHICAGO, ILLS. Stanley Will Return to Afrlcu. After his lecturing tour in the United States, Explorer Stanley will return to Africa as governor-general of the Congo Free State. King Leopold, of Belgium, hns offered him that position and lie has accepted it. Weak and Weary In summer tlio warmer weather IB eipeolftlly weakening and enerrntlnjc. and that tired foiling 1 pre- VaiU overywhcro. The ^rcftt benoflt whlgh people «t (Ma eeneon derfro from Ilood'a SanaparilU ItrovoHllmt tills mctllchio "mnkei tho weak etronr/' It does nob neb HUo n «l iniulant, Impnrtlng fiotllloui BtreDgtb, but jluoil'd SnrsflpHrJJ]/ buildt up In A perfectly naturnl all llie weakened parU, aad imrlUBB the blood. Hood's Qarsapariifa gold b/ ull druuKlBta. $1; *!s for (3. I'ropar0d t»\j I)/ 0.1. noOU 4 CO., Ijjuol], Wm» IOO Dosca Oho Dollar IEWIS' 98 <?£&. LYE L Powdered anil 1'erfnmed (PATENTED) fbe^tfonaest and. purest Lye made. Will matte the bes' i perfumed Hard Soap in 2C minutes without liniling_. It it the best for clisin.'jctinjt sinks, closets, drains, washir j bottles, barrels, paints, etc. PEHNA. BAIT 5TFQ CO., Gen. Agts.. Hiila.., Pa. A new method or oompoandlnr Tar. SURE CURE for PILES, SALT RHEUM (lad nil >kln DIWaiiM. Bond 3 So-llampx forWrtt Ram' u)A will. Hunk 7O Sold lir nil DrilffzUt* find bv TAU-O1D CO , IO BuiUlpk St., chlMc*. Ptico 600. tVUconiin Hrufffflits tuppllud br UKJB1BNJE A IIUTTOW <.'»., JKIItvnuUm-, Wit, $1"? BIllouine Malaria J.ITOP anil cerUI . Sick noadntlio, Contllpttlon, Complalnu, tnke ll;« «af» romody, SMITH'S , BILE BEANS n i'. . . frlcoof eltbtr ilu, KISSING ™ b««n«lothebot-. ™ 0i ' oonTinlcnt : « u " •" «<«• 26 cent* per battle. Pl.oto-ip-.rurc,' "" ror * .. ^ . J. F. BMITH4CO., Maker* of "Bll« Beam, ' ' Bt. Lolito, Wo. QT»»» tma Clover i'url.rie Farmer, One objection to hauling manure fresh i from tlie stables or food-lots is that it «wi- tains more or less wed seeds whit}* jf j scattered over the ground are utmost cer- tarn to germinate and M to the yyojrVof gwuig e(eiui cultivation. If the »a»sjr» W thorpughly mm before it A Cromwolliuu I'regideut. Oath. "What kind of n innn is Presidenl Diaz?". "He is a pure Indian You can always tell a gentlcam when you come near him can't you? Well, now, Diaz carries around him tbe indescribable afonui of a gentleman. He is a wan about your si«e, substantial and inclined to be stout, with dark color. You iiever see Mm without a smile _ p» his face. Of course b.e was a magnificent soldier, as his record shows. He restored his country. He bos compelled the Mexicans of the present day to ajcept modern ideas. You saw chat yesterday he threw into prison luturbide? Yes he did. luturbWe is descended from the first Mexican Emperor by on American woman from the District of Columbia. Hit has a fine plantation in Mexico and he came back there tfee other day ftud began to talk (iguitwt the Government of as if he hftd special rights. Piftz plu-, him in jail. When tUe groM to L, Aiuoricun railroad in Mexico wap with held by the rwliaweut or congress, Dim. was o«t takfogQ rid.t>. He c^uje up .into flAHMUlr,.. n^J 0^(110886^ * .fiWWJW*" \vi&ff3m TO USE POZZQMi'S MEDICATED POWDER. Booauso It Improves Her Looks and Is as Fragrant as Violets. ' Th. Bill li • l»w. Sol. Jl«n dli«bl>d •tna« tk» war sr« • BtitltJ. D* •lid p«r«nti now dtp«udtnt whoii loni *l«d Iron effeoU of «rmr ••rvlo* »• Included. II you wlili yemr claim ipMdllj and inccciifally proitootca atdr«M JAMES TANNER, MX-ComBil»lon«r of r» ' NEW PENSION LAWS. Tlie JMMblllty and ]>«i>«n<lfiut Bill ku bicorna a law. WrlU m. at one. lor a copj at >a*u, which will 1). >cnt you (r«i of chant. A. fci. nil i!01», WuUtn B t*n, B. O. F KBEHA* « KONBY, Wual.«Von, D. 0. £iT«KT, P*KiIO», Ouiat iKD tiKD fnO*mi, H. D. Mon.y, I* Maxtor tt Concnta. Ji. i.. If ra.mam, • yaar. A..'» n. 8. Att'y- Pan. HKblt. Tk«oal;eorl«l« ••a aaiy oqra. ]>r. J. Z* Bttpham, Lebanon, Oklo, For Boldlar.: tr K IM O |O W 8 For PartnU Wrlta at one, to J. L. McTarland, Wa«hln»ton, P. (X MHW PEMVIOIf L.AWI (O0.OOO nai»aa to b. add.d to th. P«,lo» U.t.' BaSiJJJJ and d.laytd Olalm. allow.d. TiohnUalltlat wlpai out. H«a your claim atttlad without d.lay. i O't-ABBBLI.. Wa.Hn.-M.. P. q >nA for dlEt>t ot P.ailon and Bounty l.awi. Svn iTtnlon- Tiuld* or How to OX a Patent. P« •rtmu. altaraay at Law, vraahlnnaa, D n STRICTURE] Dluolvod a»jd RmioTwl ty Modi- elm* Only, NO INSTRUMENTS, _Addre»s PHYSICIAN, nnifMAim Tha « rc>t i'«n«io« um KhluVlllraV k M *""*• Boldlen, rLllOIUllO wld ° wl ' m <"J"« »n3j»Hi. no,.))!. F.a }W, wh..-^- Blaiilci fraa. JOSVl'H II, lnRlon, 1), 0. tnouoT. Att'J AT •FOLKS* ,,»'!;i'vs33'cS5i35u«pSrni!TJ«i5J »U>. rti}~»M»*huu,mul»»tplm ui MM .,-,. I. Sold bjr Drusftllj ITKiwImi tc U»|V> B>IL *•>«•• <l n(«*4}«fcy,,yii M ,', |, M 1J, t{.Ju\t., tt. -I dori. Sir a M (lit <ml) Iflo for th« ctrtam can ot this dlMue. Q. U.IHQUAHAM.M. D Am«t«rd»m, H. T Wo havo »ol<l Blj at" many yctr*. and U IMT nclvtn IU» but al ul» faction. D. R. BYCHE « CO. jounr men and woutil la IW eounto »w. thtlr HTM, tk»i their d W1S. PUB. UNION. Thrift is »***&w results fro good revenue JpBWrW^HV D SAPOUe! Tr/ it- inyowr next- hoWe'ols&ning and be hapcy,, CHEAP OQMFQET Can oe secured oy the matt investment in one cafa of S4POLIO when you have a house or Michen to dean, Froin the paint to the pots and. pans, and including tM windows and floors, it is the very best labor-savir for scouring and cleaning, 411, Grocers sell M

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