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THfffiLES. STOUt, I "Yes, yes, I know. And 1 know also that you would, perhaps, have become ft distinguished erigineet, If you had not taken It Into you* head to meddle with things that did Snot concern yott." "Btft, nevwthelass—" "Bnoughi lam not a Judge. I can do ftffly this for you.• Giro you ensfer work, k fiotfe In accordance with your tastes and apt- Itudo, nnd, ut tho a ime time, more ad van- tegoaus for me. 1 wish to write ft memoir: -. I6t the Car, n momoii' in which I shall do Jttf best to establish that If Siberia, despite the riches of its soli nnd of its mines, is a seat of desolation mid want, it is because there is A radlcil orrot- in the system. 1 n »vd need of nu nblo secretary to develop fey Ideas, nnd you are my mnn. The cap. • rain is notified nf yen departure. To-mor- • rt>w, ono of mjf conclrfacn will take you to Irkcutsk, irtiere you wilWSndtfo In ono of my houses." r> IrkOUtakl Oh! how agreeably that nnmd Bounded in Yegor's otirs! Was it not nt Irkdutsk thnt tlio inspector of the mines of NeHchlnsk hftd told him Duvidoff nnd his daughter resided I What if ho should recover his old friends! That, would bo too Snieh good luck nt one timo nnd ho dura not think of it. It wns n veritable Intervention 6f Providence. Irkoutsk! Hint was to sny far from the mine, fnr from tho whip-armed - Corporal, far from the murderous rock nl- fready trembling upon Its biiso, i \1 fur from Suicide. Irkoutsk! is u clvlli'ed \irld nnd the spot where, porhajis, lived th loot Davidoff nnd his daughter Nadego. j He flow blessed his oxilo thnt'jj^p wns about to share, perhaps, with tho''%5optod sister whom ho loved so nobly. His heart leaped, but he Wns nfraid to show his Joy. M. Nndeieff might ill-interpret his senti- d change his miud. Sfogor answered simply: "Inmnt your orders, Monsieur. All I onn do to satisfy you shall be done." "Very well. I lilto people to ttillt to me In thnt way-.-vT'-^morrow, nt eight o'clock, my oonchnV ' •• .- ome for you with u trolhn. I shnll ni , <Irkoutsk for four or fivo . s 'days. Yi \tivo timo to instill yourself and res. \ CHAPTER lit.—tllKOI-TSK. The morning wns lino, though cold. The autumn was advancing. Nevertheless, tho Very few stunted and squatty trees, which stood here uud thoro, had preserved till tho solid luxury of their sonibro foliage, which no red or golden fruit relieved. In Siberia tho trees produce nothing, not bocutso hotit is wanting, but because of the extreme rigor of tho frosts, which damages tho roots nud destroys tho notion of tho sup. Tho cloudless sky had tho limpidity of n Inko of azure, and huge flocks of wild geoso snilod through it like white flotillas. In tho midst of tho sad nud monotonous plain, tho rond, scarcely marked by tho wheels of tho vehicles, rolled nwny us fnr as the eyo could roach, animated only by tho rapid passage of n troikiAviruwn by threo draught horses, with grayish white hair, belonging to that small mid strong Siberian race similar to that, of Corsica. The troika wont tho ftistor ns it curried hut n single traveler, whoso light baggage consisted of a leather valise. This traveler was Yegor Somonoff. Since ho had Iiroiithed nnc\v the freo nir, sinco ho luul n^ain found sunlight and verdure, a resurrection had tultoii place in him. Ho no longer bout tmd his i.iyos had recovered their brightness. With Blanco lost in tho vasuo wliiloncss of the horizon, he thought of tho past and w.is not frightened by tho future. The remembrances of his childhood now thronged about him, like u Joyous nnd laughing cortogo amid the sad and silent solitude. Ho was no longer iu Siberia, in exllo, but iu that ottl manor whore ho was born and which he never should huvo quitted. He ran with his sister beneath the trees of a beautiful park, and on horseback scoured tho opon country with hor. Oh! tho hupuy years! With what tenderness ho remembered them! What balls, what fetes! Ho again saw the parlors brilliantly illuminated, tho stairways full ot servants, uud tho tor- races encumbered with thg lonjr trains of the ladies, who had gathered from all the lordly residences of the neighborhood. Ono day, they danced longer tlnm usual. Yegor's sister had Just married a mipUiii of tho merchant marine of Itig* ; the wedding had bean celebrated at tho dwelling of the Semonoffs. On the morrow, wlion his sister departed, Yogor ran into the wood and wept. Six months afterwards, he, iu his turn, quiUcd tho patomnl roof to become a student at the University of KiofT. Thoru ho found u second family in'that of -the poet Davidoff, professor of Slavonic lib- •araturo ut tliu univoi-.iity, and a sevond sister in the churniing N'adogi), the only daughter of HID writor. ' Hla dreamy thoughts, rocked by tho pace of the horses, carried him liiic-k to thut blessed family, to thoir hospiublo dn'olliiiff, •who'ro tho youth of the university rocoivud auch a kindly wclcomu, Gitch uvoiiing, reunions took itltico, tit wlilult some iitcrary ^question was ilisiiussoil, somo u:u; reao versos, or a musician imm'ovisinl ti moivoau •or pluj'cd uirs froin an unpublished opera, Nadogo served the ten; then, in hifr turn, she Boated horsolf at the piano and sang one of those popular Russian songs, with •words and rhythm so melancholy and so sweot. Ono Sunday, this lively and ploastint houif suddenly found itself empty and de- sertM. Those who came, according to ^u*- toin, wore informed that M. Davidoff haj departed on a long Journey. Tlio truth was that tho police, rendered uneasy by these reunions, luitl become altirmud at them, tutil that the ng«.1 poet, suspected of belong-in-! to the advanced liberal party, had been ur- rested between two and three o'clock in tin\ mpming und sent to Siberia by a simple ad- jjujinistrativo measure. In consideration of ^a\f? years, they hud permitted his daughter, ho adored and separation from whom iSVe killed him, to accompany him i cently m&ae npbft tief Atnatit. OoMcite ttad- era of the counter te e»orrn6nslj> ricfi. Thefr insurious dwellings, furnished with all the comfort and refinement of Pittiuiftn life, contain isrwon-houses, the tropical plants of *hteh were transported at great eipetise from Europe across the steppes of Siberia. JTothlng seems too dear to these prodigal people, who appreciate things only from the pMcethey cost. More pates do fole-gras and champagne are consumed in Mtoutak, upon the borders of the savage world, than In any town of Prance. "Franco produces the wines, and Siberia drinks them," says a local proverb. Yego* tms Surprised as he passed the ba- tar, where Europe and Asia mingle their most precious products: Lyons silks and cashmeres from Thibet, French porcelain and China porcelain, Paris dolls and playthings from Japan, English knives and Geneva music-boxes, Russian balalaikas and Chinese gongs, petroleum lamps and little lamps of horn, etc. Mantchoo merchants, in sky-blue fobcS or wadded Jnckota, wearing; on tholr heads the .ittlo skull-caps to which are attached tiro Tnlse twists which descend to the heels, with great Spectacles across their tumed-up noses, stood behind piles of chests of Ion, holding tholr fingers with pointed nails ovci chafing dishes which emitted the perfumo of snndal-wood. Jews, in greasy caftnnS ornmhcntcil with a collar of short fur, with Astrakhan cups pulled down over their forohends imd with pointed bonrds, motionless before Uioit stocks of furs and skins, fixed their round hawk's oyos on tlioso who passed. Boorint chiefs, belonging to n nomadic rnco living on the steppes which surround Lake Baikal, wore seated, with logs crossed in the Buddhist fashion, before enormous bales of wool transported by rafts on the Angara. Around the bazar were erected actor's huts and barracks of rope-dancers and sharpers. As it crossed the vast square which is fifteen hundred foot long, the troika encountered French, English and native vehicles. On quitting the square of the bazar, the troika loft the fashionable quarto', with streets furnished with pavements, and macadamized, to plunge into the lanes crowded with miserable wooden houses and furrowed with gutters and deep ruts. In all KussUm towns, as n rule, whore everything which approaches civilization is of recent importation, the palace and wooden cabin stand sfde by side. It is in this dirty, repulsive nnd dilapidated part of the city, in those melancholy cross-roads where a prison light reigns, that the wretches, whom the clemency ol Musuovit<j iiistlco lias drawn from the depths of "'#';' ,'tvhero they wore slowlydjlng, dwell?.' Left to their own resources, the exiles carry on small industries and low-grade trades to obtain a livelihood. Former generals become joiners or shoemakers, journalists -sink into wigmakors, and doctors of law into merchants of zibolline marten fur. Yegor, as he passed through this quarter of misfortune and .poverty, attentively examined each door and window, hoping to see arise there the graceful head of Niulcgo, with its aureole of flaxen hair. But the troika stopped before one of the last huts of the suburb without the young man's hopes being realized. "It is here," said the coachman, "that my master bade mo conduct you." And he aided Yegor Somcnoff in carrying his valise into the cabin. Then, ho returned to the troika and disappeared. ptrt '(rote pro otfl !ftrt(*i njfittt ptmoj ,fo9BA ^tfftioAO o«o *^|0 Ottotn on BtiTj ii~m cftnDJ ft JO onrfnj otn eojp CT 'StrjXp mm A\r* A"Btn 'X[qtsu pntfflj qtfntMtf R.ifoptAtirj 'jCndrtBUtin 'Xtttrmj Erf) pfln pnoj.Tj etrriuenoA BJU, IJ&JA Jon pip .toSa^i iMf) possml A'i»p it-JON 'j6| -.toqii iBotfiin otj'i nr|t| poMetpt ptm Bjtt tfnjM posr.ejd AwtwS SHAA fiottrot jj: •njeu-r am tn ^onTmtfl' otr^ -finnan rrrt ftro apon his bod, could scarcely breathe. Thoy made him swallow n few drops of brandy; n salutary effort seetnod to bo produced, tut It wns only momentary, His pnlso diminished, black circles surroundodahis eye* nnd his lips fffow white, "Woll, fathorl" Said Yegor, taking a Seat beaido him. Duvidoff Slowly turned his pnlo, thin fnce, strove to opon his oyolids, as if he could still SOo, nnd uttorfld a few incomprehensible WoWls, Aided by Nndoge, Yogor endeavored to lift up the old mnn, whoso body wns already stiff, His lips moved nnowj he had rocogMzed Yegor's voice talking to, Nadego nnd directing little Lndislns to ruii for n physician. "This is bettor, I thnnk you," muttered ho. "Wo havo arrived nt Kieff, havo wo hot? Oh! how long the Journey hns boon!" He wns delirious. Ho delivered nn nddross to his former pupils, sponking to them of HUssln's future and the'triumph of pity. Yogor mid Nadego hold each other's hands and wept. • At lust, tho physiclnn arrived. Ho was also nn exilo—n resident doctor in u military hospital of St. Petersburg, banished for having circulated prohibited pamphlets. Tlio dying mnn had sunk' into a lethargy of bud omen. His respiration, growing shorter nnd moro painful, produced n sound similar to a stifled hissing. Tho physician foil his pulso nnd listened to tho beating of his heart; then ho dopnrtad, whispering in Yegor's enr: "Ho will not lust through tho night." About eleven o'clock, Davidoff recovered from tho lethnrgy into which ho hnd ngain fallen, YoRor raised him nnd guvo him a Hitlo brandy, saying/ "Drink this, fnthor, it will do you good." Tho old mnn druuk it as obediently as a child. Then, his hands came out from Under tho coverings and began to search for something In space. They encountered Yegor's haud. The-old mnn seized It eagerly, nnd hold it. Then ho suid, in u low volco: "Nadogo, your hand I" And having taken it, ho placed it in that of tho young man nnd nddcd; "Yogor, I confide Nndogo to you. Bo n father nnd protector to her. Sweat te mo that you will novor abandon her!" "I swonr it," said Yogor, in a volco ohokod with tours. "Will you marry horl" nskod tho dying innu. "I will!" nnswored Yogor. . "Ah! my daughter I your fnthor cnn now die tranquilly I" Ho fell back honvlly upon his pUlow, as ii this Inst effort hud killed him. Nndogo uttered a heart-rending cry nnd throw herself upon hor .father. She kissed him, amid u flow of endearing language, und smiled ut him through hor tears, us U he could see her. DavidofT was dead. But tho expression of his face was so calm nnd pencoful that he appeared to have fallen asleep, solaced. Tho exile's suffoi'ini ! ,'!i worn over! 1 *»*> a bird in ft edge of gold , Betting the confines with his ftlngg, A« he ttmrmnrtfl, "Oh, fetters 1 for Sie Wold, And let me out ta the gsto yanng Held!" His mlBtrtes, bonding above the cage, , Wntchlng hla potent pain And rage, Said through her «mllhig-"Thoa foolish thing! I will keep thee only while thou count Ding." Bnt he best the mow »t hit gilded holdi "When toy none It dead, „ Will my voath bs fled. And then the cage u the ia«o M the world." , 1 saw ft bnd on «tons branch fair Swayifig with pneslon, as near It pasted A woman marked With beamy rare; And I heard It* (fglis on the ttoontlde cunt; 1 Tlnck me and place mo within the sheen Of the golden hair that crownotli the queen." Bnt she laughed: "Nay, the gold of my hair Will When thoti art a rose It shall bind It fait." Bnt the bnd elghod, bonding In-lti despair, "When opon to thsJieart, , I shall fall apatt, And my leaven He dead In thy Ihlnlng half." I saw a child ffom Its darkened room Reach toward the low, red moon of night, As It cried, "Do nlnck mo tlmt beimtlfoT bloom I" And her mother said through her langhtor "When then art an nngnl npon the w/nef Thou ahalt cnll the shining and crimson thing: And the little stare, like the daisies white, Thon Khali twine wltliaposy bright." Bat the child cried ptl In Its chamber clooii . • "When wing« are mine, I shall see heaven elilnoj ier gloom; And the BtarCwIII eeem ilark as tho flowers In a tomb. I saw a woman poor from her place. A I i ed g od »n<l w«l P d b y ro cksof fate, And she cried: "Win none of tin trace the mnltltmle Some wat of escape from this prison gatof" But the world said Itehtly. when thou art strong; "Thou canst break tho fetters tlmt bound thee long, Thou In thy patience must learn to wnlt," But the woman cried: "It w m | ro too | ttto Oh, pitiless heart of tlio human race I My youth will bo spent With tho BhiutfcloB rent. And tho grave lie waiting to hide my face." .— WewOrlean» TlniOB-Jjemocrat. THE DEF-EPTSE. Nehemiah Strong, a zealous nnd faithful Quaker, was smitten with the "western fever" some years since, and finally removed to the regions where "squatter This dolorous event filled Yegor with un: Bpoukuljlc grief. The reunions of tho poet's friends, however, wou not Interrupted; Yojfor olTci'eil to bold them at his house. Throe years afterwards he was aircstotl, in his turn, anil, without trial, without sentence, was sent, like Davidoir, to Siberia. Tlieso last nunambruiices recalled to him all bis sufferings since the night he had been torn..from his bed, thrown into a dungeon and uft- Vard3 draggod, for nearly three months, Uh irons on his logs, in a kibitka, over j long and cruel road ol exile! At last, his 1 -mil rcroh unhoped-for aij. tiorution. liberty that had- ion pivci exile! At last, his 1 and rorelvud a sudden and unhoped-for aH (iorution. ft was almost ven to him by the grantee of tho mines, M. Nuileicff. "If I should Jiiul," nun-mural Yegor, "Davidoff and iiis daughter ulivci -really re- aiding- at Irkoutsk! Alas! perhaps they have died from bad treatment, fatigue and privation-!" This thought frono his heart—ho had sunh an ardent desire to see ills old friends again ' He would so like to duvulu lilmself to tliiiin, make tlKiir life easier, and bestow upon thorn Words of consolation and hope. Ho adroitly questioned tho coachman: "Havu you ever heard tell, at '. \out.sk, of un oxilo by the name of Duvidotf. N \koil he. \ "In the iirst plot*, I don't know any \r- uuti (cxllo) olthur there or elsewhora,' U swerod tiie couuhiuuu, who probably wished to say nothing. The third day, after two nights passed in the troika whom he hail scarcely been able 1 Ui sleep, Yegor perceived, lighted u|> by the' rays of tho setting sun, the lull bulfrys, tho round cupolas, the white minarets and Hit 1 greenish domes of IrkuuUk. lie could not keep buck an exclamation of joy. Situated upon one of the high banks ol tho Angara, the waters of which sparkled With a thousand spangles, and impregnated willi the dimliiif,- light of sunset, which gave it a background of Byzantine gold, tho capital of eastern Siberia appeared to the exile with the marvelous fascinations o( the mirage. His delighted eyes followed tho long line ipf embattled walls which defend tho city, {hey wore arrested by tho Uill crosses ol Jtlojved iron with which thu cupolas of the <jroek churches uro surmounted, and, then, fulling upon the houses grouped in black or wWte knoU», aoemed U) bo searching for tho roof under which Davldoff and tils daughter iuul found Bboltor. Tho troika 'crossed tho Angara ou u wood- ^m bridge, outerud the city through o gate guarded by Cossucks, uud traversed u iurgu PVbJio (Kjuaro surrouudcd by Importuut buUiUogs, which differed la uothtug from Uioue at tho large tevvnu of Huaalu. IfkQutek, which has now about thirty-ttvu tbousuiid iulmbituiits, \» the I'csWeuoe of « ' ~WQiw>i'-goiwtt.l, CUAITEH IV.—DAVlnoFP'8 DEATH. Yegor had recovered all )>i- <aiorgy. Very easily impress-^, like all t&r'&ivoiiiiins, ho passed suddenly from one extreme te the other. Though ho had been terribly discouraged a few days before, lie now felt himself strong again, ready to struggle furiously against fate anil resolved to continue the battle of life to tho end. Without even examining his domicile, ho returned to tho street, stepped the flrst passer-by and asked him if ho knew in Mi- out.sk un exile by the name of Davidoff "Davidoffl" "Tho poet," added Yegor, quickly. "Duvidolt! the name sounds familiar to me. But. question Issakoff, the innkeeper, who resides at the extremity .of the suburb' he has good reason to know.eBlrern-bodv for he gives credit!" tfjjl ''•' "I thank you," said Yejfor! And lie started oft' rapidly. •• • The Jew LssukoH informed him that Davidoff and his daughter dwelt in a little hamlet in the environs of the city. "I am a good walker," Lvrfd Yegor; "how long will it Uiko me te roach their house t" "Twenty minutes." But night hud come on, nnd it was difficult for a stranger to find his way. Yegor, therefore,' bogged the innkeeper to procure him u guide, as ho wished to see Duvidoff and his daughter at once. "All! if you were tlio bearer of his pardon you wouliUii) doing a good action!" cried rssakoff, "tho poor man is not long for this world I Tlie announcement of his puivlou would give him new life." Yegor anxiously demanded some explanations In regard to the condition of the un- fortun:it<; exile, but the iimkt:cp«r limited himself In replying fn.monosyllables: "Banishment!—want!—such things kill!" One of Issakoff'a sons, who served at the Inn, accompanied Yegor. At tho gate of tho city, they Informed tho sentinels whither they wore going, and made their exit without bclngdisturbeil. The sky sparkled with stars. In the country sleep already reigned. Behind thnln. around the sombre walls of Irkoutsk, the Angara resembled a flow of fused silver. They reached the barnlet, consisting of a long street of dilapidated little ivoodun houses, the roofs of wldch with their broken gables had tho look of fantastic jaws Here and there, a stray light, shone thmu'!> the sheets of oiled p iper which replace I the panes of glass In the windows. The: e win liotn sound. Everywhere tho silence of death. One might have believed himself in tho midst of a cemetery at tho hour when tho will-o'-the-wisp dances upon the tombs. The innkeeper's son showed Yegor an isba of u still more inuluiicliuly appearance than any of the rest; he extended his hum] forJiis drink-money and retraced his stoj:.s. Yegor, witli sud heart, stood breathless and motionless before tho door, withouldar- lug to knock. At last, lie tapped gently with Ids stick. The door opened. Upon the threshold appeared a young girl, claj in the costume of a Siberian peasant; n small corsage hold by u crossed strap over u white body with puffed sleeves, and u skirl of red serge. Yegor sprang towards hor. "Nuiiojfv •'? cried ho; "do you recognize mei" She drew back, frightened; but the sound of his voice hart found such an echo in hot heart that she returned to the young man Him examined him for un instant, o.whilmed "Yegor!" and fell into bin arms. Then, taking him by tho hand, slio Jed hjni into tho second apartment of thu isbu, in tho centre of wldch was seated, upon u rougli stool, a pule old man, with .white hair «•"(] board, dressed also in tho ros'u'aim of a Siberian peasant; a long eut'tan tied about the waist with a red sash, and greuy boots. "Yegor! Yegor Somenofr!" cried Nadogo. conducting the visitor to thu old man. • "Yes, father, it is I," said Yegor, embracing Davidoff. "You! what brings you horof" Yogor licsitatod to reply. '|\ "Banishment!" said he, Ilnully. ''„ "Ho also I" said tho aged pout, as if talking to himself. "All! poor child I" r Yegor was forced to toll him in detail ol hl» arrest, how ho hud been sent to tho cop por and verdigris mines of Nurtehinsk, and how, by otmuco, M. Nudeioff, tho grantee o! the mines, having wood of u secretary, but] taken him into his service. "leather, why do you not look at ma?" Raid Yegor, at lust, seeing that tho old muu kept his eyes persistently closed. "Look ul you) 1 nut blind, my soul" said the latter. "But I see you all tho same, hero!" And ho laid his hand upon his heart. They spoke for a long while of their native land and of tho sull'erlngsendured upon the soil of exile. Davidotl described te Yegor his journey with his daughter, in u Kludge, through the snow, during which all thulr nights wuru sleepless. H was in consecjuom'o of tile, fatigue Hum endured that his uyes hud become weak and ho laid lost his sight. Yugur vi.'iiteil tlio li'iuxocif his friends ou thu morrow, and every day thereafter. IIo found Ni|,'jge seated at her splnnlng- whodl, like a y /iuine pe isant girl, or on- gaged hi pr*'.Hiring the meal. A young child of thlrl : -/u ye trs, J^idutliut, Utri sun of u 1'ole who i./d dle.l in exile, aided NudoKu In Injr d(inv:;/tlc loilii. Thunku to lilslnt'Oiiu- giis iuul ell inning character, the Htllo Of- Hbun (iu,cu<jo(!od In uoftcuiug tUe »ud Ip.t oj tbotji) y/b,y U^ .ujjputoi! CJUITEU v.—TUB cmur or pouoe, •Tho death of her father taught Nadogp bow much help little Ladishis was to her. Tho child strove to assuage hor deep affection, ho devised means to aid hor in the thousand dltllcult tilings attending a life of banishment. The earo lie rcyuirod, hi his turn, took the orphan's attention from her grief. Yegor, thanks to the influence of M. Nadoieff, was soon oimb'led to establish himself in the little hamlet whore Nadego nnd Ladislas lived. Ho lodged with some political exiles of noble birth, stricken for that reason with greater severity. They occupied a cabin opposite to that in which Davidoff hud passed tho last years of hi? life. Every hour not. domandod by tho employment given him by thu gran too of tho mines, Yegor'consecrated to his' betrothed, who was also assisted on many occasions by tho wives and daughters of the exiles in tho vicinity. "What a terrible promise I have made to Nade.'/e's father!" lie often said to himself in terror. No exile in Siberia can marry save with tho O.ur's permission. Formerly, if children sprang from such marriages, they bo- came serfs uf the crown. If tho condemned man received his pardon, if ho were included In an amnesty, bis offspring did nut participate in the benefits but remained serfs. The ukase of 1S«I, relative to the abolition o/ serfdom, somewhat modified this deplorable condition of affairs. But could Yegor soon fulfil tho engagement made at D-ividoff's deathbed! Tho future frightened him, "If you uro willing," said be, at last, to Nadege, "we will postpone our union until It can be celebrated upon a'froa soil." "I am willing," answered tho young girl, blushing. "But do you hope to regain your liberty I" "Yes—by flight—my liberty and yours." "Give tho word and I will follow you,"said Davidofl's daughter. Thou Yegor felt himself stronger. He admitted to his betrothed that, when h set foot ou Siberian soil, ho was already thinking of tho moans by which te escape from tho odious punishment which had overtaken him. If ho wished te bo free when ho thought her dead to him, what would ho not do now to bo worthy of her? Ho did not wish her to become the wife of a convict. From that moment, Yegor began to study the chances offered by tho various modes of escape. Ho adroitly questioned tho hunters and morctmnls whom lie mot in the tea shops of tho banur, addressing by proforonco mun who had been to the frontiers of China or ICamtchatku, in tho country of the Tchouktehia, for ho could not think of go- Ing towards cither tho west or the northwest. Tho frontier touched, so to speak, tho gates of the capital of tho province. The town of Kiakhtu can bo reached in three or four days by sledge In winter, and there China begins. But could Yegor expose tho weak Nadogo and little Ludislus to the perils incident to tho crossing of the horrible solitudes of tho Desert of Gobi). To put themselves in tho hands of thu (Jhi- iioso authorities would ho to subject themselves to. cruel treatment, und, finally, oic- trudit.ion. Ho thought .'..hut it would bo less dungor- ous to go to tho Sou of Okhotsk, that is to say tho Pacific Ocean, following thu bunks of Luke Baikal and skirting tho Yablonvl mountain chain, afterwards descending the Lena to its mouth, usconding that river to its source and, finally, crossing thu Stunovoi Mountains. Oueo at Oudskoi, on the shores of tho Sea of Okhotsk, they could roach u ship bearing tho French, English, or American flag. He adopted this last plan. In spite of ull, he no longer recoiled, neither for himself, Nudege, norltttlu LudU^&iWIium lie could not abandon, from thu terrible dillloulties that ho would oncoimtorin crossing immense tracts of country, avoiding habitations and oven keeping away from roads when there were Ir.u-uH of any. In the evening, when L;idislus was asleep, tho young pcoplo spoko in low tones of their projects und, going beyond, into their future, Yegor pointed out te Nadego, upon u small map lie had drawn, tho route to ha followed and explained to her the difficulties to be ovenioiii... , ~ ,,— e .u..u ,,... ..u otllulitLUl sovereignty wns being experimented upon. But squatter or any other sovereignty troubled Nehnmioh but little. He was n, man true to his creed, and whorever his lot might bo cast, there would he live in peace and quiet with his fellow men, The proper location was soon found, and when Nphctmah hnd made a clearing' nnd built a loehouse, ho was monarch of nil that he surveyed nnd staked. But Strong was not allowed long to remain in peaceable possession. Bolder and more evil nion lived in those western regions than he had over before met, and in tho absence of any very positive or available law, they did not hesitate to take the management of affairs into thoir own hands. A few reckless mun would thus, by combining' for a common purpose, rule a great number of more timid or more respectable people, driving thorn from thoir houses, or dealing with them iis they would. Strong, notwithstanding his blameless life and gentle religion, did not long escape these vultuies of the west. His'home attracted tho notice of u desperado named Uo\} Bellows, who determined to possess it, inasmuch as it was otisipr than building a houso for' himself, or perhaps driving away a more dp.terminod man. Besides tho honest Quaker had not forgotten wheat, potatoes, corn and other provisions for a comfortable winter, which season wus now approaching, although still quite f and if tfrey c6m6 in dtff form we will ofcey them, but such as thofl art we jieit&er feat not obey." "By ay soul little Quakeress," the rascal fhed, "yon'v« a heap of life ifl your delicate boa", and I doti't mitid if you stay. Bnt the rest must tramp. Come, Sfit out o' this, or we'll throw you out." "weshall ti6t go, neither shall we be throwh out," returned Roth. "We donot fight *ith fianjal weapons, for such is not our faith, but if yon meddle with ns yott Will speetlly find yourself in hot water/' 1 'Come on, fellers,'' said Bob ns he sprang from his horse, "See if thes« prftyiif gal" kin fight on their knees ns wellos we kin ftfoot," With a high, hoarse laugh the marand- firs sprang'from their animals, and, whea they had beem fastened to the Quaker's warden fence, they turned to enter the d willing, But the door was f^st against them. "No danger from the bullets, boys," the lender laughedj "so we'll havo some fun. Plenty of wood to make n, ram of. Sam, you get a stick, whih I persuade em to opon the door. In accordance with his plan, a email log was raised by four of the men, while Bob grasped tho door and shook it violon'ly. "Open," he said, with many oaths and disgusting language, which we have no right to record; "open, or it'll be the wus forve, We'll break the door- down, and ye'll find a nest of roarin' wildcats in yer late ( peaceful home. Yea, verily, thee But his words brought no response tind presently the men bearing the log approached, ."Smash hor down," he growled. ''They are stubborn as , or they are goin' to play some trick on us." The bearers of the battering-ram how approached, and Bob, after giving the door two or three not very gentle kicks, indicat ed the place where the blow should bo given, But even while the beam was poised, and almost ready to deacwid, the valiant leader of tho gang gave a fearful howl, I FARM AND HOUSMOtfi, tATTPElt CHIMi'S Bthcllml. ft pnnpof clilttl, Frttil wpnk nnd whttfnl-pyoa. wufchPtl tiro earrings roll hy, „ Cmppefl her hnntls iintl «vlth n cry Said in tones with «!«-»---. ••*• ' 'Some time n tones wlthjilcnsufd wild:" Iflmll hmen ride." Tears rolled on, but want nndpaln • Lingering ever at her Hide; . 1 , e did not niiuV donpalr; Surely, snn would follow rain: "Sometime I shall rldo." And lo-day hor wish came true. Penury removed It curse. All alono she rode away— Oono forever and a day: Thirsty blossom kissed with dew— Kode within the pauper's hoarse. PA113W NOTES. Potation of crops, although it will retard the depiction of the soil, will not in itself prevent the land from continually growing poorer. Crops take out of the land certain qualities which, if not supplied in some way, will infallibly leave the farm and farmer poorer, • The tendency of agriculture in the older states is very clearly toward the smaller products and away from grain and cattle growing. Within two years the egg products of MaRBaclnipetts increased from 3,400,000 dozen lo iriore than 7,000,000 dozen, while the milk prochut doubled and the butter product increased 2,000,000 pounds, Reputation.* Beauty of reputation in a mantle of spot- distant. Accordingly, one day, Bob Bellows armed to the teeth, and looking especially ferocious, rode up to the cabin and inquir- for the owuor. The Quaker chanced to be inside ut the monmiit and quietly answered the suinmouD. "Does theo wish lo see meV" hu asked, gazing upon the 'intruder with some degree of alarm, notwithstanding his'peace- ful nature. "Wai, yes," growled the ruffian. "I thought 1 d rule over and BOO what in tho old boy f you d gone nnd sot your house on my land for! That's all I wanted ter see ye fer!" ."Thee is mistaken," returned Nehe miah. " 1 nis land belongs solely to ii)e one Nfihemiuh Strong, thy humble Her. vant. "You lie!" was the rejoinder; "this is my land, nnd now, as yer shunty in stuck on here, jest in the place whar I woe goin' to put my own, I'll bo ea«y with ver, and say notbm' about the law, if ye'll 'jest get put cf here und beyond sight and herin 1 tomnrrey inornin'. What d'ye suy to tllilt. "Verily, 1 believe thee a villain!" returned Nehemiah, finding that he was not to be immediately onion up or run through. "U his is my home, and the home of my family; yet theo seeks to turn mo from it, and leave myself and family to starve. Nay I cannot constrain myself to depart thus. I'hco hiuiiio right or title here, to my knowledge. If fheo haa, produce it, nnd 1 will depart freely." "Look ye, old robber!" hissed the desperado. •'! hcviiclniiu hero. I sfirvnyed tins land ten ye;irj ago and made 'my marks. If you have cul them down, it'll and sank upon the ground, crawling away like a huge spider, nnd accompanying each movement with a groan. "Why, Bob, what nils yer?" asked one of his men in surprise. Before any answer could bo given, however, the questioner executed n like movement, and with very much less ndo hastened from the vicinity, closely followed by tho^rost. To explain the cause of their singular discomfiture, we must return to tho interior of the home, When Ruth closed and barred tho door tho plan she hud in mind was soon made apparent. Naomi | had been to the loft ftml now return ad with an engine which had been used in watering the garden through the summer months; in fact, within it few days. It was very simple in design, being merely a hollow cylinder, fitted with n piston, the whole forming no more nor less than a large squirt gun. This the sisters had put in working order, tho night previous, when they otherwise would have been sleeping. So that it now wns all ready for use. It required but a'few moments to fill the cavity with the boiling water, and when it was forcibly ejected by tho indignant maidens arms, landing upon the person and clothing of Bob Bellows, it ia eisy to foresee that the recipient did, an the Quak- eress had affirmed, "find himself in hot water." Nor was ho alone, for before tho alarm had boon taken every one of the others had received a sprinkling, which at, nueh short range did most effective service. It wnHsomo time before the riders ventured to return nnd uiihicli thoir horses, but thin they finally did and rodo away ;is loss ermine, in which if you are enwrapped you shall receive the homage of those about you, as real, us ready' and M spontaneous as any ever paid to personal beauty in its Entrancing hour. Some kind of reputation you must have, whether you will or not. In school, in church, at home nnd in society you carry ever with you tho wings, or the ball and chain of a bad reputation. Resolve to make it beautiful, clear, shining, gracious. This is within your power, though the color of your eyes and hair is not. But reputation, after nil, is but thu shadow cnst by the character imd.benu.ty in jts best nnd highest sense commands nil forces worth the having in ulI worlds. Kvery form of attractiveness confesses tho primacy of this. Beauty of character includes every good of which the human heart can know, and makes the woman who possesses it a princess in Israel, whoso homo is everybody's heart. often inlaid w.'th ivtoy and gold. They f »? £? nerftl elevated above the street* by a flight of steps, at least this was the ease _in the temples, and in all probability also in the houses of Pompeii are found on a level with the foot-paths. The door opened inward, like those made by ns; bnt among the Greeks, and in order to confer honor on meritorious citizens among the Romans, it was made to open OntwaroT. Hence arose the custom, when a person intended going out of a house, of knocking on thu door lo warn those who were passing by to get Out of the way—a circuit- Stance which serves to explain some passages of. the dramatic author* of that A slave, usually in chains, acted as port j i H , e . 1)0re , ln his hand a bludgeon and had by his side a dopf, chaned up like him- n • M n ,, hls lo( te a *as painted "Oave Caaem (beware of the dog). Dogs are often employed to guard the temples. Old women were also sometimes employed as porters. On days of rejoicing, such as the birth of a child, the doqrt were ornamented with tlownrs nnd branches of frees, and in the evening were illuminated. By a decree •of the senate branches of laurel were suspended at the door and n garland of oak leaves was placed on the summit of the palace of Augustus. Tiberius declined this honor. When the door wns shut it wns secured by the bolts and locks; sometimes two bolts were used, one above and the other 11 i-T he lock 8eems to lmve been m °v- n.be, like our padlock. Knockers or bolts appear to have been generally Used once. Tho gate served as an entrance to ear tt»ft* li h«1f <Jons," w «* by buyinf R cikeof SAPotfo." Si polio K t solid cake of Scouring So&p. Try » cake of It md Judge for youmlf. A wild sweet orange his been AleotWei fertwjpf tfl th« northern p»rt of MoVidlL The fruit haagi on th« trt* Ml tfaft »«»? round, often for lit montbl fcfUr It it Apt. E. B WALTHALI, A CO., Druggists, Horse Cave, Ky., say: "Hmi'f fcatirrfi Cfire e tl " it ***• lt -" Soid A reduction of post*] Htei In J»*»n *», expected to ciiiis* * deficit in th« rtt«nn«i, but Instead they allowed an IncreMi. 'WASTtNO AWAt day. Poor child. , Browing II Yon ncwlDr. I lilnncr every Bull's Won' I'cstroycrn, nnd you would soon grow fa! and hearty._Mnnimt L (!?otJior «omc. A jrrcnt cmiticr ntmcTUiFT'eclllo, Jiwt amiclicd In France, haa a speed of nineteen and onc-lialfjtnots. _^ Bronchitis Is cured hy frequftnt imkll doaei of Piso's Cure for Consumption, A wealthy banker of Columbus, 0., hear!»«• through ti newspaper tlmt lie Imd been drawn for jury duty, look the first train to gel out of the state. Stopping (In, LOMCS. With nil the complaints that farming doesii t pay, there must bo on ever.v farm loiijo part tlmt in pecuniarily proiitable. n just thu proportion tlmt the farmer keeps close truck of receipts and expenses of vnnous crops ho can tell what part pays him nnd what does not. Too many fn'r- merjare unwilling to take the mental trouble to study out the facts of their situation. It is easier to do as other« do, get into a rut whnre perhaps thu severest physical labor is required, but tho unvarying round of work lonvos tho least possible employment of mental energy. This is not true to the extent it once wits, mcrfl tiro obliged to think a , ,, J,C3 ",— • «" •»" t»... \*,1UJ (tlllVO LV tile hall, three sides of which were supported on pillars. The side opposite to the entrance was fitted up as the library, where the family archieves>ere kept. The hall was the principal bed-clumber and the spot where domestic manufactures were carried on. In ancient times it served us the kitchen, and the place where the family supped. It was also the room where the noble families kept the statues of their ancestors and received company, H ivns ornamented with paintings, statues and valuable furniture, und was divided by curtains. Visitors were received into those divisions according to their rank A blazing wood fire was alwavs kept in it, and it was the duty of the porter to provide Mio necessary fuel. The Romans seem to have had no chimneys, iind were sudlv annoyed with smoke; hence the month of December was called smoky, on account of tho fires which were then necessary. They .seem to have made use of portable stoves to beat the different parts of the house, and in the time of Seneca, the plan of heating the upper floors from below, by means of pipes built in the walls was discovered. Physlcilins recommend "TMisili'i Punch." In England they look upon «trswberrl«« very much an Californium do on nuggeM'of gold. The "fru!ter«n" nil them for »bou 12 a pound. Fo* l DiaonDEtinn LIVER try B«IO«AM'I PIU.S A new model school In Germany, which ha been built nt a cost of $225,000, contains Inrge dining-room where 700 poor chlldrti; ran be fed In winter. Wit) t,uekjr Winner*. At the last drawing of The Louisiana State Lottery there were two citizens of Galvesto who were fortunate enough each to wli very handsome slices of one of the eaol lal prizes, their tickets being fractions I'?.™..?'..ticket" No. 00.207 which Wo i mnm n ' ' wlc Wo ' *100,000, the two winners securing it thei share of tills amount *2,600 each. One was (>«'iu- Win. Kkoluiid, a cabinet maker who rallies at No. 160 Twenty-soventh itreot hchvucn Market and Postofllco, the other ?i U "'v) V ? l9! ' a deHvercr for Fox'i bakery. Mr. JAelund being a former citizen of New Orleans grew up under the Influence of The Louisiana Stale Lottery and for four or 8ve years he Invested regularly in the drawlum there, nnd during the past eight years In Gnlvcston ho has dallied with-tlie fickle trod, doss regularly once a month, winning during that timo suillcloiit approximations to whel his appet o. He believed In tlie old maxim ?S n a falnt henrtl " ctc 'l "" d continued until finally rewarded, and though he is now more limn compensated for all hli Invest, niiiiit, he says he Intends to continue It ts the inostprolltuhle he has ever engaged In. Afh n,.,,,.,,... nr n i._ ji._ . & & . .. good Far- deal in if Homo fiend wns in pursuit of them. "Verily, the Spirit coiiRtrninHh mo to Inggh, yen, to laugh heartily,' 1 tho father remarked as he beheld the ignoble flight. 'But, my Ruth, 1 verely four llieo hath awakened this man's undying ire, and that we may suffer in turn." "No mutter, father; we need not borrow trouble. They are disposed of for tho pres ent, t, and something seems to tell me they will not comeback," Then, as she recollected the uncouth manner in whioh they had hastened away, she gave herself up ton hearty laugh, in which all present joined. .lor many weeks Nehemiah Strong held himsolf in readiness to vacate the house he had founded and his daughters de- fondml, but they were not called upon "to do so. No doubt, Bob Bellows would havo faced a cabin full of men, but the novel and do«... i 11... , ,, jn ^ ladies from mnk- beallthewiH for ye. I've plenty of'wit- nesses who know about it, and i needn't tell thee 'tis a bad scrape tew be guilty of cutting away yer neighbors' landmarks. Now 1 Khali be here fo-morrer inornin', and if ye know when yor woll off. you'd better not be here ut tho name timo!"' With this unmistiikuble threat the outlaw turned and rodo away, leaviug tho Quaker in no enviuble frame of mind. Wo might have said before, although it may be quite as well to say here, that Strong's family consisted of his wife and two daughters, with a sou, Mark, about 12 years of nge. The daughters, hearty buxum girls of 22 und 20 years each, num nd respectively Ruth and Naomi, wereful of natural life und decision, quite unlike the daughters of a meek Quaker woulc mituially become. Thoy, with thoir mother, a middle-aged, gentle woman, who strove hard to live at peaceable as the tenets of lier faith required, gal bored about thu husband and father. The latter shrunk upon a chair, seeming quite discouraged und disheartened by the event which hud just occurred. "Verily, I know not the proper course to pursue," ho monncd. "1 can't afford to leave this house and tho growing crops smiling upon us with tho promina of sustenance for the winter, I four this villuin is a rascal of utter dye, who will not hesitate at bloodshed. It muy be best to go, yet I must remain for a timo." An anxious night wns passed, und very parly tho next morning nil hands were astir. The sisters had boon enguged in consultation during tho night, and when they descended from tho loft Ruth drew hor father aside. "What wilt thou do futher, if those bud men come?" she asked. "Verily, ) know not," he replied. "J havo studied upon tho mutter all night, but my mind is fur from fixed. If they insist upon it I suppose wo shall bo obliged to (lee; our religion does not allow us to fight with carnal weapons." "Let us manage that, father," the girls insisted. "Truly wo cannot fight, for we termined opposition of the voung had the effect of deterring him froi mg his appearance over after. Till! Ice-Cup of OrnunliiiKl, The aspect of those boundless wiiftes rolling nwny in scarcely perceptible undulations, and in the distance mingling tho grny of thoir snows with the grey of tho skies, al, find gave the impression that Greenland wiis a uniform plateau, a (To bo continued.) \ _, Kviir<!lsu uiul llcullli. \ Ilurpor'B Hague. Kxeiuse, with both men und women, is u question of intelligence—a consideration of kind und quality, rather thini of degree. The subject has for women peculiar cm- burrussments and limitations, particularly jb the close house-bound life of tho city. Tii the country there uro tho natural morning duties, with open windows and Hooding sunlight; the walk to tlie depot or for the mail, quiet and calming; the long pi- annas. In tho city, nine women out of ten ure victims to morning gown and slippers. A man's hat, coat, uud gloves hung in tho hallway, always in readiness What would he suy if boots, trousers, and coat wore ti be changed, after uu hour, before ho could get out for a yraoth of fresh air? While many women still follow the traditions of delicacy and helplessness that have for so many years enshrinod and enfeebled thoir sex, yet they have come, all the same, to understand, through the efforts of muuy of their sisters who must perforce be strong, that a poor physique pats u woman at odds, and ut Ihe mercy of others when the stress of life comes. In the u«w creecl, to wliicji women are giving allegi- nice it will coiue to \w an article ju |ime that wejikuoss unlesl,yaheril»!& ft sj u . ., have no worldly weapons; bull think, if wo are not sadly mistaken, wo cun induce these outlaws to go-thoir own way." "I pray thut though muy'st, my daughter," Ihe futher returned, "though I know not how .women can peiuuudo such feurful bninirs." "Hut thou wilt louvo tho matter to Naomi and myself if they coino?" "Yes daughter," was tho reluctant assent, "theo can have thy way, but I pray theo, do nothing rashly.' 1 The maiden wont her way, woll satisfied, und in a short timo hud a vigorous koUlo over tho Ore, containing a small quantity of water. When this wus brought to u boil more wus added until tho kettle was nearly full. "Surely, lliitfi, thou dost not intern) to wash to-day?" the mother remarked, seeing these preparations. "Never mind, mother," was tho significant reply. "Naomi and 1 may need to do a little washing, but I shall not disturb thee." Tho young ladies wore quite accustomed to having their own way, BO up demur was made, although uu uttuck from outlaws wus every minute expected. The morning meui wus eaten with devotional fear, und almost before tho table hud been cleared, Hob Ucllows, accommm- led by five or six rascals like himself, rode up to tho door. "Come!" ho shouted, from his horse, "got out of here in quick time, i told you to be gone before 1 cuwo." Nehemiah Strong rose to his feet and approached the door, but wus pulled buck by Kuth, who said: "Stuy here, father. Thee promised that sister und 1 might meet these vagabonds pf the earth and (feul with them." " Hllf '* '" " -" Uo co^tuwced to sort of horizontal table. The b'elief now prevail i that tho rocky surface of the laud is, on the contrary, curved into mountains und hills, valleys und gorges, but that the plastic snows und ice liuvo gradually filled up all Mm cuvition, which now show only in sight siduosities on the surface. Allowing tn the whole mass of the ice-v.ip an average thickness of BOO feet, it would ropresentu total volume of about 1,10,000 cubic miles. This sornier sunk, or great ice of tho Greenlanders, flows like asphalt or tur with extreme slowness seaward, while tho surface is gradually leveled by the snow falling during the course of ages and distributed by the winds. In the interior of the country the surfuce of the ico und snow is ae smooth as if it wore polished, looking like "tho undisturbed surfttcj of a frozen ocean, the long but hot high billows of which rolling from east to west, are easily distinguishable to the eye." Nevertheless, the exterior from the ice-cap bus been greatly diversified, ut least on the outer edges, whore in many plitut-s it is ouer eges, wore n many phi dimcult to cross, or even quite ini Tho action of liitornul produced by thfi tremoii pa'titiiiro, of I doin friolion of often conos pviinoratioii nnd Illtenition, 1ms broke the surface into innumerable 11 few vards high, in form und color rawm- blniff the tunU_of_iinjoi)eiiii)|ji)ient. JMoiihtroun J'liwor of Sun Ill-linkers, .St. Louis Hi>]illlillc From experiments made lust month at Hell Rock nnd Skerryvolo lighthouses, on the coast of Scotland, it wan found that while tho forco of the breakers on llio tiido of the Geruinn ocenn muy bo taken at about a ton nnd u half to every squuro loot of exposed surface, the Allnnlic aidu throws breakers with double that lorco, or ;liree tons to tho square foot; llius a siir- Fiice of only two sijunro yards HusluiiiH a Jlow from u honvy Atlnntjc breaker ecinnl ;o fifty-four tons, In March of this year a leavy gale blow for three days and nights it bkerryvole, washing out blocks of lime. stone and granite of three und five tons' weight as cosily ns if tho> had been amply egg shells, in somo wises throwing them snlirely over tlio breakwater ut I'lyuioutli. Ovnr three hundred tons tmcli blocks wore washed fiQO feet up tho inclined bench utter being thrown over the break water und scattered about in various directions. One block of limestone, of 15 ton' weight, wns moved over 150 feet from u pluco in the surf, where it had been (irmly grounded since 1607, it having first been rolled in sight by the awful gain of tho . Windy Christmas" of Ihnt year. This is 'juito a high sou record for 1890, showing Unit the tfiilo of March 8, WHS the worst known on the Scottish coast for 198 yours. Thu linmoiiBlty of Spuvu. • Nutui-o. I 1 or u long period astronomers unsuccessfully endeavored to determine the distance between the stars and the earth, und it is only within a comparatively short time that tho interesting problem can bo said to huvu been solved. Tho distance which sepurutos us from the newest star is, uccordiiig to a recent lecture by Prof. Nichols, about 200,000 times grouter tlmii S°,>& s i uua) *' ro 'V tue eilr Ui to thn sun, or 05,000,000 of milos multiplied by 200,000. Alubu, in the constellation of the Coutuur, is the star nearest the etu-thi its light occupies three whole yours in traversing tho distunce which separuteu us from tho little I. — n 1 '"-"-* *.«;iu in order to imike both ends moot. Those who Hunk most and best, provided they do not lapse into neglect anil luxiness in the execution of their ideas, have greatest success, and usually with less physical labor than their neighbors make their farming iny something more than their living. The first loss which u thinking farmer will try to K).op is that from stock that dnos not pay its keep. As such stock is neces- sanly depreciating in value it involves an additional Iocs to its owner. Tho improved breeds in every variety of stock show a productive capacity that make tho unimproved naiijials practically worthless, lliere are millions of scrub cows in thu country that, HO lontf a>i they uro kept us cows, must entail u loss'upon their owner. '1 hoy may bo worth little to fatten for cow beef, or otherwise they urn worth nothing at all. Such cows are often so poorly fed und cured for that they do not show all that they ure capable of doing but tins is a necessary result of their own wortlilessmess. Tho poor mun who is unlucky enough to own such cows says ho cannot all ord to feed them better, or care for them better than he does. J'Yom these poorly fed now is mninly made tho vast quant-ily of inferior butter tlmt makes a losing fight against oleomargarine for popular favor. All the evils of poor stock feeding uud poor management generally go together. Ihe best way to got rid of one w. to beg-in by improving (he stock. That will pay tor good feeding and good caro every day. A careful observer will note that nearly all tho profitable crops on the farm are usually grown on the lots near the burn, or that have been specially favored with immure and drainugn. In some fields will bo found poor or wot places Unit require perhaps more labor in plowing and cultivating than tho roinaimler, yet never produce any crop worth harvesting. Until such defeats can be remedied, yiese fields should bn ncodutl f.o gnit-s, where tho labor on them will be least. Concentrate effort on tho fields that do pay, and unless the Jarmor lias surplus energy after doing this, ho hud bettor sell Ihe land Unit he is unable to work to best advantage. Somebody else, by concentrating labor, manure and thought on that poor land, muy uud probably will, bring it into productiveness. Hut this should not trouble the former o-'-ner if ho uses the cupitul thus releused from unproductive property in making what Innd ho retains more productive. Not ono farmer in twenty has enough working capital to put into his land so as lo see how it can be made to produce. Of those who have such capital, comparatively few havo the courage to use it in tho best way. They seem to have no faith in money put into land, unless it Hprnails over a largo surface. Yot all the irreut ' " farming have come fronfcon- 6ENOUNCINO TUB SUPREME COU11T. Tliu Mlmieitotjv I'nrmera' Alllnnoe IHHUOH a SeiiHtttloiinl 1'ronunolnmento. _ ST. PAUI-, Minn.—The political sensu- :ion in Minnesota is the proaunciarnento issued a few days ago by the State Farmers' AUlunco which is in the field as an i»- lependont political factor. This declaru- .ion includes a violent attack upon the in- togirty of the supreme court us follows: very recently n United.Stutes judge invaded a sovereign state, accompanied by an assassin who murdered a citizen of tlmt state. Tho supremo court stopped in and rescued the assussin, decluring thut in such cases the laws of the state nguinst murder was of no avail. The state of New York condemned a murderer to death according to a law enacted by the legislature, a judge of the supremo court of the United States reached out his hand and took that criminal, thut murderer, under his protection, und declaring that a state could not punish its t own murderers except by permission and the manner prescribed by a federal court. The state of Minnesota created u railroad commission to stand between people and the roads, to prevent the latter from exacting extortionate rates. These roads are the creation of the state and hold their charters from the state, yet this same supreme court has decided thut the creations are greater than their creutors, thut a purt is" greater than the whole, that u stnto which makes tho roads has no power to regulate them until they get permission from the autocrat tribunal of the American Republic. In the case of the law prohibiting the salo of the diseased beof which your legislature passed to protect the public health this same court has enacted tho role of the schoolmaster and descended to administer a lecture to your legislature, churging them with insincerity and lying in thut they justified the law on the ground of protecting the public health when in reality the object of the luw was something else. The Dred Scot decision rendered the name .of Tanoy infamous for the reason that it made slavery national and compelled freemen te become slave-catchers. Those judges aspire to even a greater sublimity of infamy, because their decisions contemplate the enslavement of tho whole American people. I tornn ,' wnner o 10 olher $2,500, was a winner against his faith. He BOTH he never had fnlth In lotteries of tiny kind, and that the ticket ho buuirht and won for him $2,500 was forced upon him. Ihns while some men arc born lucky others l , n .r ( r,. 1 ,! l . c . k ., tllr ". 6t \'P? n "I?'"'. He.boughl $bo long delnded -^ tfc6 onJiSppf ticti^tt 6f catarrh in thd head. He'* bees told that it can't be cWed. Don't you believe it. It can be, fthd it is—no matter hoi*- bad or of how long standing. It hal been d<sn« fof thousands—bjr Dh Sage's Oa* tarrh Remedy. Othef so-called remedies may jpatliaii for a time ', iliis cures for aft time. By its mild, soothing, cleansing and healing jropeHies, it conqaei-S the Worst sases. It* maker* offer, in good 'aith, a reward of |500 for & case of catarrh which they cannot (Jure. They are able t6 bay it, Are yott able to take it? The symptoms of catarrh are, headache, obstruction of hose, discharges falling into throat, sometimes profuse, watery, and acrid, at others, thick, tenacious, mucous, purulent, bloody, putrid and offensive, eyes weak, ringing in ears, deafness; offensive breath;. smell and taste impaired, and general debility. Only a few of these symptoms likely to be present at onoe. t Thousands of cases terminate in Consumption and end in tho grave, without ever having manifested all these symptoms. Dr. Sage's Remedy cures the worst cases, 60 cents, by druggists. FOR DYSENTERY, BILE BEANS Try "MILE 1JKAN8 SMALL" <4O little liciuu In BBoh bottle). Very uniiill- may to take. Price of olllicr sIzr.'iMc. OF YOUlt MltUOGIST. ... . OAnTEn, Tex., Jan. 19. ne bite Hied "Bllo Benin" torn long time, und lej liove given perfect lultufncllon In every cue. .. J. 0. MoDANRLL. — —— that lie had I ever ]iiii'i'lia»uU, hut lie says tlmt In the fu. lure Hint If nay month passes without hla buying n Ilckot It will bo because ho lias not ft! 1 H'V "'V , to buy " with.-eafwjto, (lei.) Jfewt,J\i]y 9. uiw'n Atll(; "' l!1 ' n > )'»s tills advertisement: 'Writers of fiction (Indies especially) mny he supplied with new nialorlals of an eielu lug and romantic character." bUSMNSOHY i All Shnauti. Com- tnd «« TOUJ DtblUtr, OoiHveuoM, Xidntj Dlwiiti, irervouiuaa. TrembUnr, Btxnal eaned'hTbiiUimtitu U on. ™_ S°° North BronlwiiT. BT. LOUIS. MO. BB« Bro«dw«y. 1TEW TOME OUT. I EWIS' 98 c'^Tx. LYfc |_ Powdered mid 1'erfomed (1'ATENTKD) The f iron gest nndpiirttt Ly« made. Will make tho ben perfumed Hard Soap in 20 minutes without boiling. It it the best for diBiiuJetiny (inks, cki«»ti, drains, washing bottles, barren, paints, etc. PENNA. SALT 1TFG CO, Gen. Agta.. I'hila.. Pa. I'onlniting labor and cupitul in cultivatiii"- a t'-mull iit'Cii. ° .On very many farms thoro is inability ol (heir owners to adapt themselves to the changed conditions of mcdcrn furmintr. Crops that once paid are no longer profitable, and. cultiviileil us they used to be will probably never pay again. It in hard to give up props (hat experience has shown are adapted to the locality. It may not bo necessary to give Iliom up entirely, but ffrow (hum lo u Kiiiall ex-lout while elevating u grantor proportion of lime, land and energy (o growing something else that the now conditions demand. Where this necessary change in being made Iho farm- or must give especial cure to keeping tho best stock ho can procure. If he does this, and thus escapes being swamped by unprofitable ntock, he may cautiously begin many changes in farm oroiis und methods without much duimer of losing seriously by them.—American Cultivator. or But it is say. The words, •$ be lit— hnwovor, waited tot uo ... . , - " -- --- f- --- TTW «w A,aw*ia l/iiVJ ttVlJtU blinking orb: or, lu other words, should Alpha bo blotted out of existence to-day, we should be well into tho summer of 1898 before tho inhabitants of this mundane sphere would bo aware that Alphu no longer existed. Yet light travels BO rapidly as to occupy uo perceptible space of tune m flushing around our globe. Jf the nun were transported to the place occupied by this, the nearest star, the vast cir- which iii the mowing risen above the horizon, and iu oecup>8 considerable a time cular disc, majestwall the evoniu T1U3 KOMANS. The Aliinmir ol'Tlinr Cuiiiifruiitlun-Noro's 111 the oarlyjages of Homo the houses wore merely (hatched cottages, says tho Now York Lodger, Alter tlio city wus burned by the Gauls they \yer<> built in a more spacious and convenient style, and of more subtluulia! materials, but so great was the haste to have tliom erected that no attention wus paid to the regularity of thu streets. Kyery ono sot down his inhabitation according 1 to his own tuste or fancy. The success of the Roman arms in Greece served to introduce an immense improvement in tho Romoii architecture, and toward tho Augustan oru Homo might woll boast of the magnificence of her buildings, During tho reign of Augustus the improvements seem to havo been conducted on a very extensive scale ami to have justified the emperor in exclaiming thut ho hud found Home of brick and hud loft it of marble. Still, however, the slroi'ts continued narrow und crooked und tho houses were for the most part of wood, generally of three stories uud very inconvenient. A dreudt'ul eonllagulion in tho reign of Nero reduced the greater part of Rome to uslies, but it was soon lifter rebuilt with increased splendor. The streets were made of greuter width, und laid out with morn regularity, and the height of thu houses wus restricted to a certain standard. Kvory houao wus ordered to bo isolated, and to be built of stone. This also contributed to tho health and magnificence of Rome, though thoro were many tit the time who censured tho improvements and lofty houses produced au agreeable shade in the heat of summer, uud reudorod the city both plosaiit and salubrious. •The vestibule of tlio goldou puluee of Nero vw no extensive that it' had three porhooa each a mile in length, und which inclosed a largo basin of water, surrouuil- eu by go many buildings that they presented the appearance of a town. Pll ° J -1 ~ itt. geuejsJ O f djj- ey- Activity in London StrooU. Harpur'H Weekly. The tiling that most astonished me about London, and that I huve been lenst prepared to see there, wus amazing nctiv- ity in the streets. A New-Yorker born und bred, who hus seen the principal cities, fancies that there can be nothing in the world like Fulton Street and Broadway, but after one hour on foot in London he will regard the heart of New York's traffic much as a turbulent old sailor I heard of regarded a twenty-two calibre revolver. "What are you going to do with that peashooter?"!^ asked. "Nobody would be afraid of that. Stand off a bit und fire ut mo a few times till I soo what it will do. Now, if you happened to have a knife about you und felt sussy, I'd feel ufruid of you." London is full of Fulton Street und broadways, und at them und in all the other streets the cubs und hausoms fly about in such a hot and apparently reckless way that 1 always felt while 1 was there that the only reason l;did not reudof n hundred thousand "runover" accidents every moin- ing in the papers was thajj it would bo doing violunce to tho organic principles of the London press to print the news. 1 confess I wus moro than half ufruid to cross tho streets, und with a fear which is engendered in New York in few places und on few occasions. I WHS assured by (lift citizens thut they uro all uccustomod to project their coat tails ut right ungles to their bodies, and to invoke divine aid between tho flying hoofs of horses, whenever they need to cross a street, that they are us adept at it as an American lightning-rod man is at dodging missiles. Yet I observed that Dickens in his Dictionary of London, thinks it worth while to suggest that the only way to go from curb to curb is to make up your mind what course you will take and then stick to it, becnuse then the London oublies will divine your intentions. To change your mind while en route is to confuse the cabmen, and cause you to make your return journey to America in the form of freight. Then, again, 1 found in the western end of the Strand—thut is, down by Temple Bur und the Law Courts—200 more or less mangled bodies are sent to the Charing Cross Hospital every year. A I.nily iu South Carollnu Writes: My labor «r»9 shortur and lusu imln'ul tliiin on two loriatr occasions; physlulima ustoiilshod; I thank you for "Atothu '« I'l-iond." Jtiswo.'th Its waliilit Injiold. Address Tho Bradll -Id lies, Co., Atlanta, Qa,. lor nurtlouluri. Bold by druggist*. I'lio Trutit Kiiliirgml. New YOHK, July 80.—The ofliciuls of the sugar trust today announced that Kid- dor, I'eabody & Co. had been selected as banke s for the reorganization committee, uud the firm bus beou udr»itted to the committee. Both the method and results wliou Syrup of Pigs is taken; it is pleasant andrcfreshiugto the taste, andacta E nitlyyetpromptlyonthoKidupys, iver and Bowels, cleanses tho system effectually, dispels colds, head- etches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptably to tho stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial m its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities com mend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for swlo in 50c »nd $1 bottles by all leading druggists. Atiy reliable druggist who may not have it on band will procure it promptly for any ono who wishes to try it Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA F/f SYRUP CO. SAN FHMtOISCO, CM, LOUISVILLE, KY. N.-'W YOKX, H.J/, I proscribe »d f»l!r •« done Big a u tke oaB "- (orAeMlUliaun .'.*> We Hare aol* Mr • (r- SURE CUF^E for PILES/SALT RHEUM . MI111 lw«uUi 1 b i « n-, Wli. JELIGHTFUL * VACATION • Tocti'Ut Ticket*, both Btoffle and round trip, are now on aole LAItESHORE ROUTE (L. S. Jf M. ». Itr.) 10 ClUUTillQUA, miflilU FILLS, TOUONTO.THK ST. LAWIIKNI'E U1TKB, THOUSAND ISLANDS, JIOVTEE1L, IBS WHITE MOUNTAINS, PORTLAND, BAlt UAHIIOR, KW., KU. OT AU touriit Ucfcota via thlt route admit of itof •Tor at TUB MOST UNIQUB BUVMEB UB8OJK* XN THE WORLD, CHAUTAUQUA! To which Speoltl Xxcurtloaa win be run the noason. Bond for Tourist Folder. C. K. WILBEB, W.Pa». Agent, CHIOAO* «sr-HAMK TQIli PAPia «t«r7 Urn* ;H wnu. Tho disability bllllBalBW. S,,I.|icri dlmblod ilnc. tho warariBuiilUlud. Uupmiclunl wlilowi nnd parouti now doponuent whoso auns dioil from cflecta of army •errfcoaruincjtidod. Ityon wlali yourcl&lin epocdilr and iiiccoRSfullr proi- |B||PO TflUUED eciltdd, addnffi.. JflRltO TANNCRl Late Commlaaloner of 1'ounlom. Wathlngton, D. C. DEPENDENT PENSION BiLtT hu become • law. 1112 I'KK IIWKTil 10 nil honorably diichntxed Sn]ilier« und Knllon cif lb« luta wsrwdoora lucupicttnliiii from ornltiK n Hiiiinart. n idom the larnu, without roiiiird to cauio of donth. Dependent raronti and Minor Clilldran alio intoN •Bted. Or«r20 year*' extierionco. llefflroncon in all nartB of th« country. No cliurKo If unmioniBiIul. Write at once for "Copy of Law," l,l,,,,k« mi,l full In. itruolionB ALL FHKIC to It. MrAM.lSrKIC A CO. (Suooeiiiiori to Wm. Conurd i Co.), 1». O. jlov 71B, Wuililln-lon, U. Q. | WM. FITCH & CO., D 1OSI Corcoran Building, WBililngton, 1J. O. I—| PENSION ATTORNEYS •fever 35 ye^rn' sxporlence. SuccaaKfitlly iiroaodtita peniloiiB and olulm» of nil klnili In tliurtem poialbU time. UTiiO t?KK UNLESS ' NEW PENSION LAWS. Thr. Uliialilllly ami l»p<tiiil«nt Hill hat become a law. Write- me nt onci for blank application and a copy of tnino, which will be unit YOU free of charge. A. <J. l>u llul., WaililngUm. 1). P., Atly. PENSIONS! J. U. OUAI.I.K A CQ~.\ \ ThouMnda ENTITLED un- d«r the NEW ACT. Write mmediately fer »r,ANKS Tho Soft Clow of The TEA ROSE la Acquired by Ladles Who Use POZZOMI'S MEDICATED COMPLEXION POWDER:^ THY IT. BOLD EVERYWHlrtE. NEW LAW. JOO.OOO <0 ldl«ra, oldom U nnd ralutlvei antltl»J. Applir «t onc«. Ulnuk, and Inutruotloua frti, tiOCLlIH •fe CO., All;'a, Wellington, b, O. P • LI ISN ., tes Claims! LatoPrlnolimraiiiuinBrU.S.Penolon BurBau! ra i u last war, IS adjudicating ulaluia, utty eluce! PENSIONS DCW^SflMQ^-™ 01181 ' rOdJUlWsPasseCiir.: J-,-, •"'"" filial to$ 1 s u mo. TViWwIioif you «p l you* "twioy. H.llklfruu, JUSmt 11. liumil, IllJ,V.-Mugton, U. C. lu iiro'vlitff oluTm. Adrift, nntl bluu' J. O, NEW LAW. Boldteri, Ballon, Wiilowi and Children. Mo difficult! 0 fee until you get peuvloa- WiiHINOTOK, P*. 0. 'FOOD JhfUtuuidd q OIK! wouitiii tn thr owg their Urn, thai ml thtlr h*mm,...c t< 'ooil, their dally diet la uud Childhood having OPIUM gir---*^- 0 ""-""-" 1 -" Jjttyjjenl, Lebanon. Ohio.' WM. ti-lt. Any IIIHH Mini pu|s un artlt'-le hi rciii'h of 'Hvr.iiwA-K/wuwirw In lljfliUin lior liibcu- la cor- luliily u liriiriiiclin; t rug-In it Co, siiruly iiiulc.r (ii!« Jituil In iniililiijj Uobblim' lu Suti|i s» eiiuup thut all ctiu use It. lVL' It 11 Irliil. A juiiriiiillst In i-cully i ns lusitlli-d liuly Ims just been acn- risuiiuii.'iit fur aiily lu hla ru- ix iiiiniilis' lniiirisuiiuii.'iit fur fiia tltu rnynl iiii'iiiuli-a. Summer 1.088 g1 Appetite, Quickly Qured by "s &ATK COMMISSIONKH OF T'BNSIONS U&i" ' w "" h|ll (S'»''. 1>"C. ^row |*e,ir in Hie lighho? .Jrheir worke, e»pecidlyif rhgy use <=»-^ *=•> -*^--« <•'—* I U. 2 ' ' " t t ' used/"or&il'_ purposes, AU groceri keep LABOR'S LnUT b * «w * *««i» WN «' .TJ ,*.*''. w .. .*»*'»' f to plpsso dor household Nr r W cb. II she , p| (, M ,,,, (| , lof<<flr vvll | :

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