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Algona, Iowa
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^ ' v-:#s >•' i could ftot J<* fas felt himself released , ! ehf tfhafs ve*y ch&rlt- ?' time!* fcti$te*d M. Lafletir. "But he Is go- rts Mile. Davldofl. Por> seen us. What does the o.Aka f the wietch tiaS not teen touched W8if &dWS i irit£jtio fools no pity tot our ," Baleful" iniritrrated Yes<n-. "He wants Btt and those of tlio poor children 1 (ftrWnfr to save from oppression and in' ' _ TBS oWei ot polios was constrained by the ' fotSe bf the Wind to continue his journey on ''folB. S6 drew his gray hov&o along uy the V fofidie. i. ''What ftft you going to do, my poor i ,' ttiindt'* a*fc«d tho Parisian. j. 1 , •''What would you do In my place?" said it tie young nmn, full of tho strongest anxi- '••' "itjCi M. JLnfleur 1 Boomed to have made a decia- Ouj "Ma foi f said he, In a tone void of all ,'> hesitation, "I Should not make two bites of >f the cherry. I should say: Since this tnad- fiiafl persists in trying to undo me—ninco one L- Of the othef of us must perish—lot him be "But 1 suffered so much, M. Lattour, ,1~~ men I believed I had killed him I" "Another reason—ho is your debtor I* While Speaking, the dancing-master made ; • a sign to Tokol. Ho pointed out'to him ail ' enonnous mass of rock suspended ou the £?•-Vergeof the platform; » vigorous shake , could easily detach it aud hurt it down, die Yrfkotite infinedintely compivlumded that an enemy was to be got rid of. The man and the horse would p-:s3 over the Very spot threatened with-the full of the * iook.- ."Oh I you will hotdothntl" criod Yegor, guessing' the Parisian's intention. "I certainly will not do it-if I not sufficient strongth-»but I will doit, if I can obtain the aid of Tekol's strength aud yours —;Whlch you will not refuse, Yegor 1" h X "Ah I to what extremity do you wish to reduce inel" "Do you prefer the knout!" said M. Lafleur. • And he used as a lover his long ascension pole. For his part, the Yakouto, bending over tho abyss, began to loosen the rock from the outside by removing tho fragments which kept it in place. "Come—lend a hand 1" said the Parisian. "I assume the responsibilty of tho iiffnir. It Is necessary for you, for Nadege 1—for Nadege, my friend I" "Ho would have it so I" said Yegor, nnd he itolzed the donclng-mnstcr's white polo. The threo men moved the mass of rock. Its centre of gravity displaced, a slight effort would sufllco to prci'lpitnte it into tho chasm. * Yermoo'had advanced directly beneath them without seeing them, for they wore hidden by the block of stone and the briars which bordered tho platform. The dancing-master followed \vilh nn at tentive eye the progress of the imm whom be had devoted to death. He pointed the block as an artilleryman points a camion. The Yakouto waited but for tho word of command. "One, two, and down with it I" cried the Parisian. • "God forgive mo I" murmurod Yn.";or. "Vivo Iu liberto!" cried tho PurUtiim. in a loud voice. Tho ho ivy mass tottered and detached itself, ncculenitiiig its speed und grazing with a crash tho perpendicular walls, the projecting portions of which it tore away. It encountered two tall pine trees which it carried wjth it. Tho enormous block afterwards bounded from rock to rock, hurling afar its debris; then it struck the ground with a formidable noise like a discharge of heavy artillery, Tho three men, seized with vertigo at the sight of tho gap they had made, recoiled affrighted, closing their eyes. Already," urount! about, rolls of thunder spad from echo to echo, dying away in tho distance. The Yakoute wiis tho first who had the courage to advance to ;too tho result of tho work. Wrecks corarnd the ground, still •white with the snow which foil ou the preceding day. Tho gray horse lay stretched out and crushed. But the man—what had become of th,e man ? "Wa-J ho beneath tho pities, beneath tho m:is3 of tho block itsolf t He had disappeared! A woman's cries were heard. They took the shape of a despairing call. "It is Mile. Davidoff s voice," stammered Yegor, pale and trembling. "Tho poor child is frightened," observed Mr Laflour. '-She, undoubtedly, believes us In danger. Let us go and reassure her Now the success of your enterprise is certain, uud I have only to quit you as soon as we shall have crossed the defiles—unless this affair—this murder—well, I am in a nice fix for an honest trader and dancing- master ! What about my Yakoute milliners. my birch sap champagne, my glassware and my collection for tho museum of Chateau- Thierry f" "I was afraid of this, my dear Monsieui Laflour!" cried Yegor, overwhelmed with trouble. '"Do not worry yourself for so little!" resumed the Parisian. "What difference docs it make, if I have saved you! Well, I will ' follow you to your Journey's end! It will be nleasant, indeed, for me to return _ to the It i. /urg Antoine by way of Kamtchntka or the north pole! Ah 1 man holds the violin, but God directs the dance!" "I am confounded!" • "Vive la liberte P'cried M. Lafleur. And he added: "Let us go and calm the terror of your charming betrothed. We shall find the descent from here easier than the ascent." CHAPTER VIII,—IN THE FOHEST Of OSTHOVOYE Meanwhile, tho night had come on, and pot a sound troubled tho profound silence, not even £he cracking of branches, so frequent in forests, and the mysterious whispering of leaves, which suggests the secret communings of the darkness. Yegw had many times thrown himself on the ground and placed his ear to the soil, but no vibration had revealed the approach of a human being. In this gorge, abrupt, winding, narrow .bristling with rocks, and full of larch trees 'ijrtth enormous black spreading out in the gloom like immense bat wings, the, obscurity was deep. Yegor was forced to light tho small dark-lantern with which he was provided; he fastened it to tho collar of his dog, One might say the intelligent animal comprehended the importance of the role entrusted to it. It went forward, cautiously, with ears erect. From time to time, it turned about to ossuro itself that its master was f olio wing it. Ladislas had fallen usloep-In .thp''-c,art; JJadege walked beside the vehicle, and M. Laflour, plunged in a world of reflections neither flowery nor Joyous, brought up the rear, with bowed head,.still carrying in his overcoat pocket his violin' which ho pressed against his heart as if to warm it. Poor M. Laflour! Ho no longer belonged to the dance I Alas! tliut ho who loved not ttrong emotions and hud created for hinisoli a mild and tranquil existence, Uo who was saving for himself u few thousand roubles yearly that ho might go as soon us possible to plant cabbages at Chateau-Thierry, should be obliged to llooliko u criminal, an assassin, walking the roads—if they could bo. called roads 1—in the midst of tho night und pur- BUod by tho gendarmes 1 • An assassin! Ho asked himself if he were not one i Hud ho not been an accomplice I In his Immoderate generosity had ho not espoused the causa of tho fugitives* Had ho not . suggested to Yegor the idea of precipitating the rock upon Yonnaci M. Luflcur suid to himself that he evidently hud • not known What he wus doing, The strangeness of his situation, his impulsive nature und his good heart with its generous outbursts—ho would have preferred death to tliu cap- two of his friends through his passive attitude—such had been tho moving causes capable of impelling him to become unconsciously tho champion and defender of 0 wiminal act. All sorts of incoherent thoughts mingled •with each other now iu his brain. He stopped himself, ut times, upon tho point of retracing his stops to aid Yormac. Who knew) Perhaps tho chief of police wus uot yetdoudl But would not that amount to delivering himself up to Justice, to uc- .ceptlug alouo tho responsibility of the •crlnioi No; tliut was impossible I Then, doubling his puco, ho breathlessly rejoined hi# companions, who uaked him what wus the natter or If ho had heard unyUiiuf. o, no, it wus nothing," uuswored he. " rtuwJ I be'ard a voice." ..the yoico of his wunfiOMa rc- " tfotkbWHte&tf ' - •AM* ionic. Th6 rnoen'S tftys, the interstiess <rt the trees, ebJngo:! eolttfttns 6f «lv8* th6 gfeloWh «nd Shining tmmltS of the birches ftttd transformed into beautiful velvet draperies the vines clinging to the branches of the pines and larches. Leaving behind them the valley slumbeis ing amid perfect quietude, they crossed e slope beneath a starry airy. The maSsiv* elevations of tho Verkho-Yansk Mountains raised to the right and left their pyramid! of stone, which newly-fallen snow covered as with a mantle of ermine. At daybreak the fugitives reached ft wooded, which offered A sight favorable to camping and Concealment. it was the forest of Ostrovbyo. Overlooking a ravine, at the bottom bl which flowed a torrent, this plateau Was protected on its three remaining sides by the lateral extensions of the chain of mountains; the thick forest Which covered H and Was at least six or seven miles long made it like the centre of an Impregnable fortress. Yegor, who had profited by a short halt tr explore the Spot and study its position in the double point of view of flight find de- fence, held a council and expressed tht opinion that tho place was a suitable onr In Which to await the winter, the spoedj' arrival of which was announced in variouc ways. While they were encamped in the forest- the Yakoute Tokel could go on foot to Zach- Iversk, a little town situated ,on the righl bank of the Indigutrka, to procure two sledges dfriwn by reindeer. These slcflgof wore indispensable to continue the journej in winter, over the marshes and rivers leveled by the snow which falls in abundance in these regions. Tekel would bring back with him a second slodgo driver, and the party would start Immediately for the country of the Tchoukt chis, nominally under tho control of Russia, from whore it would be possible to roach the Gulf of Anadyr in tho spring. M. Lafleur made no opposition ; ho hoped that an opportunity for him to return ie Ynkoutsk might present itself. Yermar dead, from Whence could trouble arise for him? There had boou only one 'witness of his complicity — the chief of police him self I Tho trees of tho forest of Ostrovoyo wore too close together to permit tho cart to be taken with them. But they could not abandon it. Yegor, aided by Teltol, demolished it, and tho provisions as well as tho baggage were carried to tho place selected for the encampment. Tho horses were loaded will 1 tho coverings and tents und led with much difficulty into tho midst of tho forest, when 1 tho trunks of tho pines und larches formed a kind of palisade. When tho fugitives believed themselves in security, they remembered that they had not oaten since tho previous day. They were dying with hunger, having walked all night. Tho Yakouto out some dry branches and kindled a fire, over which was prepared u solid repast, thanks to tho provisions brought from Yakoutslc in tho cart. Then, without loss of time, the onc.impmont was begun. Yegor, armed with his hatchet, commenced to plant the stakes for Nudego's cabin. Little Lndislas brought biiuirhcs, and Yegoi interlaced them and strengthened tho walls with earth and turf, after tho fashion of the Yakouto yourtes. M. Lafleur, always gallant, arranged a quantity of skins to serve as beds for Nadcgo and Ladislas. Yegor and M. Laflour built a hut foi themselves in common, under a colossal larch, which stretched out its thick bough:! like a protecting roof. The next day, ut dawn, Yegor gave his instructions to the Yakouto, together with » small bundle of paper roubles, which he hiu) carefully kept in reserve; over since his departure from Kieff, hidden iu tho lining of his boots. Tekel departed for Znehiversk, bearing with him all tho hopes of tho fugitives. On his return depended tho success of tho escape which had already presented so many difficulties. Yegor accompanied the native us far as the border of the torrent, which had hollowed out for itself, at the extremity of the valley, a tortuous bed through tho thickets, thorns, and stones. Ho made with his hatchet, which he tioiv constantly carried together with his carabine anil two revolvers, a few notches on the poplars on the verge of the stream. "They will enable you," said he to tho native, '-to tell whom you are. The torrent will be frozen In two weeks. Call out and we will answer." "In two weeks I shall be back." said Te- kel, and, crossing tho torrent by leaping from stone to stone, ho waved his hand to Yegor in token of farewell and vanished in tho forest. Tho exile reUmied towards the camp; his dog preceded him, running among the bushes and Joyou- -, wagging its kill. Suddenly the animal stopped, as if it hud seen or heard something. Yegor stepped also, and, grasping hif hatchet in both hands, stood motionless. Around liim nothing stirred; there was nol a sound, not even'tho cry of a bird. The dog disappeared in a tangled thicket it soon returned, barking as if to summon help, and, by its agitation and excite" movements, seemed to invite its master to follow it. The latter penetrated into a vast labyrinth of brhirs which, in spots, obstructed, invaded and filled the forest. More than once he wus obliged to get down on the ground and crawl like a wild beast, in order to pass bo neatli the myrtle bushes with tart berries which formed arches of dark verdure, interlacing and twisting their 'branches. He reached a place where thin and flexible reeds resembling huge arrows betrayed thf presence of a pond or stream, It Was a pool fed by a hidden spring, ir which grew an abundance of aquatic grasf and plants. Tho dog ut one bound sprang !:o'iind n clump of eglantines and gooseberry bushes, which shut off tho view of the pond fronr tho right, und gave a bark to which a humar voice responded. Yegor .gave u start. Then, advancing with tho circumspection of a Hodskin on the war-path, he made a turn and, still hidden from sight, reached the edge of tho pool. "Monsieur Lufleurl how in tho world came you here!" cried ho, as ho recognized his friend and ran to his assistance. The dancing-master, mirod to the walstir the mud, was struggling to get out and clinging to a root that ho might not sinli deeper. "Yegor I" ejaculated tho Parisian. "Ah true ; I was waiting for you— with philoso phy and patience, for, in this land of Cossacks und wolves, one learns to bo patient without reading tho works of tho philosophers i" "How did you got here I" "I was herborizing. From plant to plant I came like the butterfly to tho edge of this .treacherous pond. I wished to cull u sUlli of this moroohka, rubiu clia mamurun, us we cull it in tho language of scJoaco (M. Luf- leur hud made bus debut, when twenty yours of ago, in an herb shop kept by one of his -uncles at Chateau-Thierry.) I slip- pod, and^that, explains how, in my turn, 3 became oho of the »(h)ijnj\ents of this pool I' Yegor grasped M. Laflour in his . arms, and succeeded in extricating him from' his disagreeable situation. • "Where are jny shoes— my pumps i" ex-, claimed the dancing-master, on finding him. self extended upon tho grass deprived eveii of his stockings, which hud not seen fit U abandon his light shoes— for, in order to escape suspicion, tho dancing-muster had quitted Yukoutsk wearing his pumps, as if going ou one of his usual musical, commercial and curiosity-hunting excursions, "Ah I my dour Monsieur Laflour," said Yegor, "it is but Justice that you should pay' a slight tribute to this pond; it might have entirely swallowed you up, but it bus restored you almost complete." "Stockings knit by the late Madame Lafleur !— and pumps I imported from Paris, from tho liuo liichelieu, opposite the Theu~ tre-Francalsl" "And probably the only pair you huv« with youl" "You are right— my solo, my only pair of shoes I I shall bo compelled to wulU barefooted amid the bushes and briars I' 1 said M. Lafleur, with piteous and ton-Hied looks. "No, my friend, no," answered Yegor. "You shall see that man's industry bus established shoe-shops oven iu tho abandoned solitudes of the Vcrkho-Yunslc Mountains." And upin'oiiching u birch tree, ho adroitly cut off long strips of its bark ; ho twisted thorn with much skill into tbut species of locks culled "lupUs" peculiar to Uussluu country districts. '•They uro not very nliitfuut, I tuluilt," suld Ve;jor, bunding thorn tu M. Lufiuur, "uiju you would probably be u U'illu emfo:'.nvBBod iu d;mcln(j ti 'KiUii'li.'11'iu' hi Utom; but yyo lU'e nut yc4"a lo u U..11." "Ah, nol Wf uro not golii'i to a Unll !" » i'J M juiiknu*, looking «t his uiocou»iu«> with, 11 Who &udjj<ji jjot put SHfiM* • fie tesnotilo, or rMay-mnstor and Justice of M Peaco, 6f Nl]al-KolimSk (a town Bftn 1 - fttod at the mouth of the kolima, on the Arctic Ocean ttnd at the frontier of the country 6f the Tchotfktchfs,) was ft Russian officer 1 named Toumanoff, who, having a daughter and & son about the ages of Nadege find LitdislaS, hod sent them to one of his fal- aMves at Yataratsk, there to *eoeif e an edtt- datten that could act Be acquired at Nijni- fcblimak. These young people were, besides, pupils of M. Laflour, whd, occasionally, gave the lad a lesson on the violin and instructed his sister In dnncing. Yegor, foreseeing that he would hare to pass not far from NiJnl-Kolimsk—tho last and most northerly of the Russian towns— and that he would be compelled more than once, perhaps, to exhibit the false passport he had prepared for himself upon a sheet of paper stamped with the Imperial arms, hod made it out as if for the Esaoulo's children, accompanied by their cousin of the same family name. Thorn remained to find a plausible motive for the Journey accomplished ot the commencement of winter. Yegor trusted to the Situation to inspire him. He sottetlmes talked of this with Nadege and M. Lafleur, bub without reaching an; determination. Tho deep solitude, in which the fuitivet found themselves in the midst of the forest, and the necessity for remaining concealed, led them to look for the means of supplying certain things they lacked. To husband their supplies of food and munitions, they devised methods for procuring game without the use of powder and for catching fish without showing themselves on the banks of the torrent, whew some unfortunate meeting might tako place Yegor had noticed tracks of wild goat! near the pond In jvhich M, Lafleur had boor forced to leave, as a ransom, his stocking! and pumps. Tho Idea occurred to him U take one of theso animals in a trap. He succeeded with the aid of a rope and slipknot, and obtained both goat's milk foi Nadege and Ladislas and the kids which, attracted by tho cries of their dam, romainac besido tho captive, their gambols furnishing amusement for the young girl and her adopt ed brother. In another part of the forest, ho arranged a more formidable engine, intended to truf n boar after the fashion adopted by the Kamtchadnlos. Tho latter suspend a weigh! iu tho alr.'puttingon it as n bait the (lest of some animal. The boar no sooner .scout* it than it advances heavily, but seal-col; bus It touched tho frail support of the weight than the latter fulls upon its nech und punishes it for its voracity by crushing its skull.. Ou tho second day, Yegor was rewarded by tho carcass of a brown boar of respectable dimensions. The skin of tho beast aug niouted tho supply of furs. M. Luflcur pro pared tbo moat for thG'ldtohon and declared that, In his opinion, nothing was uioro delicious than bear steaks cooked rare. Tho following day, Yegor shot a wild run: which incroajod the stock of food. Ludislus 'fiis cti.trgod with furnishing the household with birds und fish. Tho lad hud pul led somo hairs from tho horses' tails anc raudo snuros of them. Ho had snares fastened to stakes and stiaros with springs— snuros suspended In tho air and snares or tho ground. M. Laflour was f orced to ' do- vlso recipes for dishing up partridges,, Jackdaws and starlings which wore caught In tho boy's traps. Nadego, on her side, prepared a partridge pate, the dough of which was formed of dry fish reduced to powder and mixed with a little ryo flour. The little Polo hud also manufactured osier nets, which ho kept beneath tho watoi of tho torrent by means of stones; the fish that entered them could not escape. And while Nudogo busied herself in getting ready winter garments, lining their with tho skins of martens and zibolliuos which Yegor caught in traps sot for that purpose, M. Laflour was not idle. Seeing that tho birds became daily more distrustful In tho vicinity of Ludislus' snares, ho had invented another stratagem for their capture. "I have lost my shoes," said he. "and hence no longer need my rubbers." And he melted them over tho firo with rosin, thus obtaining an excellent thick and pitchy glue. He placed upon tho eglantine bushes little sticks steeped in^this mixture, and all the poor singing birds, which innocently settled on them, stuck fast by tho claws and wings, and fell, uttering loud cries. M, Lufleur at once hastened to the spot and put them in his huge pockets. Ladialas had ut first been entrusted with tho collection of the poor victims, but M. Lafleur noticed, at last, thut tho child, who, doubtless, pitied the little winged musicians, set free more than ho brought homo. One day, the excellent M. Lafleur returned with a radiant look. Had he captured more sparrows than usual! He smiled archly and winked, holding one of his hands behind his back. "Ladisias, my lad,""cried ho, "approachI" When tho child stood before him, ho gave him a superb flute made of u rood. "And now," said he, "blow in it, placing two of your fingers on these holes." Tho boy puffed out his cheeks, blew, and clear, soft notes issued from tho instrument as if by magiu. Ladislas passed several hours daily in practicing music, and, in tho evening, M. Lafleur drew his little violin from his pocket to accompany tho airs improvised by his pupil. (To be continued.) Life If Full uriSuuh. "Every day as I come down town," said a bachelor club man,' "there is a certain door yard I look into, or rather I used to, I don't now. The two prettiest children I ever saw in my life, I think, lived there. Little things they were. Georgia was about 4 years old; pudgy liltl • riifcul he was. Margery was juat a step higher than he. Itwiis funny to see the molharly ways she hud. I used to eoa them playing keephouse, and it was always Margery who would 'p'leiid she was tho mamma. Well, sir it used to do my heart good to see them. 1 remember how i learned their names, it was just as I wjs passing by when the front door opened, and a sweet- faced woman culled out: 'Georffie! Margery! Come in now and let mamma fix you up, und -ro'll go and make a visit to grandma.' "' In a minute. Diaas Boon's over we dit dib pie fixed. 1 '' "Well, it got so that they came to know ine and they used to strike me for cigarette pictures regularly. I used to look forward to meet them every day. Maybe you know how hungry u man gets for u little of the simplicity of childhood now and ugain. It was just about the latter part of April I wus called away to bn gone two weeks. l£you remember, diphtheria wus raging then, and many a little white hearso wont glimmering by,' "Tho first day ufter 1 returned you may be sure 1 lookeof at the cottage where I had PO.o'fteii.Bcen the little clildren playing. It was silent now. The blinds were closed. There was none of the ringing laughter und nobody shouting: n Dit off, de tivrB is 'topped. My baby friends were ,ont)."'..; •••;..• . • I "Deiidf" asktd somebody breaking the • -• "Koj ihavuil away." In tin- (Jiil«t Country. ' " I hud been staying at an Indiana furni house all night, Buys u writer in the Hew York Sun, and next morning tho former suid ho would give men lift into town. When ho wan ready to go he culled to hia oldest boy: "Dili, is that shotgun loaded with suit for tramps?" "Yes/ 1 "Got tin 1 guto uhut KO Unit no mad dogs kin get in? "Yes." -'Well keep a lookout for windmill, lightning-rod, organ, and sowing machine men. Don't have any truck with the veddlei's or poultry buyers. Don't let in uny patent gate or wirn fence men. Keep clear o 1 patent hny-forlts and don'l wasto no time ou churns, force pumps, ico creum freezers, bag holders, patent Wrolu, fruit trees, wagon jacks, nor owl traps," "No." "And say, Bill," called the old limn, after we hud driven forty or fifty rods, "don't buy no cure for the heaves, no fireproof paint, no patent gate hinges, pitchforks. nor encyclopedias." -"No." We hud driven about three miles when he suddenly pulled up with an exclamation of disgust. "What IB it?" " Hung uiy hide if 1 didn't clew forgot to waiu will ftgiu Bohemian oats, New ^ettlojid plOver, und them pesky insurance ts! Well, its too late now, but I gum in git back fcowe alow fte mob pver- powerg bun.-" We toil tnfl WMMl and JiWqr, Aid With 6Ht ffattrrtS 6W" "" Expect God'l jBdtfHent 6 Wh(I6 Seiven t To fonse,'a«a «neit air, Lett fnin groove* of tot hia nit We loose oar hange fair, Wo hnild ont templet till ttey tench And drtnm Ood'S angels Will, fcy inch, Heal kll th<5fmtlon ? s sears. Bnt angels, now ns in the tint . Whin a«fftl« came of old, like lightnings With their Babeln play And nonrlth hearts of gold. Wonldst Bit at His right hand, dear friend, And watch (he eemo/ees'sen. Of glory at Hit feet contend In deathless charity. LISA. PART i. "Liza!" "Coining, tneiii Herrt" A demure little figure fan bastly down the narrow Blairs and paused just above the landing) Where stood abroad-sholdcred Ataeriean undent. "Lisa, how many times have! told you that I will not be called 'Mein Herr? After all my lessons in English for neatly three months, you cannot spy the simple word'Grant;' it's discouraging, Liza. It makes me feel that all my time has, been thrown away. I may as well give it "Oh, Mr, Roberts, I'm sorry-aber, but what would inein voter say if he should hear me call you'Grant?" '''He hears me call you 'Liza every day, nnd does not object; nowjif he were to hear me call you 'Liebcheh,' then, indeed. In fact, Lisa, I've been thinking it over this morning, and hereafter I shall call you 'sweetheart.' That word ha* never been translated into your charming German tongue, so he won't understand if he does hear me use it; but you will, Lisa won't you? Do you know what I mean when I say 'Sweetheart?" Lisa blushed and looked down. Shn might have ruh away, but her 'two hands wera held fast, while Grant's quizzical, fond eyes were studying her face. What should a simple German madchen know of the wiles of a gay American ? He had boarded with them for three months, ostensibly studying chemestry at the university, hut really studying with much greater the grim professor n little daughter When he had been in the house a week he found himself comparing her with the girls^e know at home. They could laugh and jest with him. And how they could dirt! Liza, dear little thing, could take excellent care of her father; could read English intelligently, thought sbo dared not try and speak it; knew, in fact, twice as much as any American girl, Grant told himself; she was the worthy daughter of her learned father in true German diom. But dear little Lisa could not flirt Ijlf, in their English conversations he thought it his duty to hold with her, ho would strive to emphasise somo points by a slight pressure of the hand she would color to the roots of her soft yellow hair, and thoughtfully withdraw her fingers. If he would sen.let Linen call ner "Liebchen," as her father did, she would look reprovingly at him, and not reply. If in pretended indignation at such treatment, lie would distantly address her as "Fraulein," her eyes would fill and her lips quiver, but a stately "Herr Roberts," was her only sign of displeasure. Dear little Lisa! How fond of her he was! How hard it would be to leave her! All this flashed through his mind as ho stood at the foot of tho narrow stairs and looked teosingly at Lisa's blushes. She rallied in a moment and looked up saucily. "Did you call me down to toll mo this, Mr. Roberts?" "Well, not altogether," he replied with a laiigh, "but you drove the more important matte out of my mind I wanted to tell you that I am going to mnke you a bangle. Do y9U remember telling me about thn English girl in the pork who wore so many that she tinkled all over, like the woman at Banbury Groan V Well, see hero." Hj drew from his pocket .in old American three-cent piece. "1 found this in my pocket this morning. Where it came from I have no idea, but I suppose it must havo been eriven mo by mistake with my change some day. Seems odd to see it over hero Such an old one, too; one side is worn perfectly smooth. I have bored a hole in it, nnd I shnll scratch your initials on one side, und you must wear it on your watch chain to remind you of me, after I am gone." "After he was gone." Lisa had been sitting on the stairs examining the bit of silver; at those lost words she unconsciuooly rose to her feet. Never before had he spoken of going away. He had so fallen in with their simple life that to her he had become a part of it, and she had ceased to think of his leaving them. "After he had gone!" What would she do then? Silence for a moment. Had he spoken the words to try her? She "grew pale, und the tears gathered. "Lisa, sweetheart! Do not look so! I am not going—not going for a long time. "Don't let's talk about it; only you will be sorry, Liebche, won't you?" She tried to laugh, and turned to run up the stairs. Roberts caught her hand. "Don't go—don't you want me to finish the bangle?" said he guilefully. But Lisa had gone, and he did not get a word with her again that day. The next morning he walked slowly down to the post-offce, thinking still of Lisa. His careless words about leaving her and her emotion, had indeed, made him think more deeply than ever before. With truly, youthful procrastination he had postponed the consideration of such an event till the hour came. The thought should not roar his hapiness,-and he had been happy! Hoiv his friends would laugh if they know how he had spent tho lust three months. Lisa's father was too absorbed, top simple, to suspect the young man of any interest beyond chemistry and German. Little did he know of the series of "accidental" meetings Robert panned every day with his demure little daughter; each mooting an opportunity by no means to 1m neglected for English conversation. Roberts thought of it all. What would bo the end, and when ? When, indeed; tho end won nearer than he thought. He took a letter from the office and read:— '•My Dear Son,—I know it will be a disappointment to you to give up your studies und the remainder of your trip, but I am sorry to tell you that I think you should be here. I am much alarmed about your father's health; ho needs a complete rest and change. With a great deal of difficulty 1 have persuaded him to believe he can give up his business for the present, on the condition you will undertake it, as well as you can, under the circumstances. I am sure you will return at once. If all goes well I promise you that you may .finish your trip before another year." » Robert's face grew longer as he read. European travel and chemistry meant Lisa to.hini just now, and as she had never seemed sp dear arid sweet as today; and ho must go'.' \ypuld he, if he could, take her with him? He paused. . How, would she coniparo with his homo, circle? Would. hb~ would ho ever bo ashumed of hffi;?. Jfg hlitod himself for the thought. No! .»he wus lovelier j truer than any (f ii-1 ho- knew. He, rejoiced -in hortiiilikeneeB to others; and Grunt Roberts' straightened; himself proudly as he walked ou. But would'she go? Would she leave her father alone to cross the wide:seu to another land? If not, still he must go. What should he do? lie stopped. Never,' in -M ,\na easy, happy life had ho known perplexity-,like this. Should he tell Lisa all and let her decide? But, if she should chose to go, how would his sta.tely mother receive the little German daughter? And. he had nothing of his own to offer her. Could ho let her stay an unwelcome guest under the family roof. Ho must go ajono; that was plain; but he would win his mother's consent, establish a place in his father's business, and return, Perhaps events would shape thi'iuuelven in such u way that all would be plain before another year. And Lisa would be true, he was certain. Yes, he would bid her trust him and wait. And, with the burden lightened, Roberts again walked into the Professor's narrow hall and called "Lisa!" and the voice from tho reg»ons above answered, "Coming, ujein Herr?" She came slowly, thinking of yesterday, and paused near the top. "Did you calf me, Mr. Roberts?" "Come down into tho parlor, Lisa. I huvu ttpniethipg to tell you. He wue grave and Lieu felt frightened. Was he going to scold her? Roberta closed the door after tier und , pa«nqd. Hpw cowd, tie tell her? "Lisa. 4eftr, be s^d BQb.erly, "1 have . ybflr- Ifldefiii 1 *ilt ebmS back. 5 ' The blffe eyes overflowed, but the month was 8rm, arid the hands clasped together. GtaMt eonld bear it no lofifer. Hi« re- ablutions wet a forgotten. He threw his arms about her, attd flrnrmtired ift her ears tenderW Words thaft h« had ever uttered of heard iu his life. ... , Lisa we'pt quietly, and listened without word: but Grant wls satisfied. She understood; She would Wait. "Sweetheart," he said presently, "kiss me, and then I must go. I shall take the noon train. Tbft Sooner I go, the Rbonef I Shallreturn. You will help me?" LISA raised her head and pave the kiss with all her heait in it. "Yon must go. ' she said, firmly, "but I know you will come back to me." The hbufs flew by; his packing done, he rushed to the university, called the professor from his lecture, and bade the bewildered inciri a lifUttfarewell, leavinghini stunned by the rapid Outpouring of explanations. Ail hour late* he was gone. Lisa knelt at her bsdside clasping the bit of silver in her hand, and sobbing out prayers for a safe voyage and a speedy return. PART II. A lojitf, low strip of yellow land to the right; that was Martha's vineyard; a tiny speck ahead, that was Nantncket. Grant Roberts stood on the deck and stnred absently into the bluo water. He had changed in the three years since we saw hint in Gerthany. He is broader attd more manly in figure, but he looks Weary and depressed. Heavy cares for those young shoulders have weighed upon them. His mother's letter recalled him just in time to receive from his father's lips a confused statement of an involved business, before the older man, crushed by impending danger, sank into an insensibility which deepened into death. Grant was left at the helm of what, seemed n sinking ship, and he, an inexperienced boy of twenty-two, whose-business education had been confined to the knowledge how to cash a cheque, But a clear head and an intense determination to save his father a good name at last made_ him master of tho situation; and now, in his Srst vacation, he could look back on three years whoso experience had been almost invaluable; in a business, smaller indeed tlan his father's but firmly established, and with bright prospects. Truly, he had earned a summer's rest, and as he stood looking at tho dimpling water unconsciously his burdens stepped into its depths. The steamer was rounding the point ut Nantucket harbor as he shook off his reverie and looked about him. To his right stood a tall red lighthouse; on either hand hundreds of small sailboats; rising on alow hill with its hack to the sinking sun, lay tho village. On tho wharf were crowds ol people excited over the sensation of the day—tho arrival of the steamer. They touched the pier; a shout, and a reply from the captain, and away ran the town criers, relic of bygone days, his brass trumpet tucked under his arm, his wide hat flapping in tho wind, as ho called in his crackod and stammering tones. "Two hundred an" nnd fifty on tho boat to-night! Two h—hun—dred and fifty!" Nantucket indeed! It was all his fancy had pictured it. How peaceful it all was! Day followed day, and Roberts did not weary of the monotony. He bathed on the sunny beach, and idled up to the odd little post office for the letters he did not care to read; and ho thought. He hud hardly had time to think before, in the hurry of the post, and now his thoughts went back to Germany and Lisa. Did she remember him? Had she waited for him? Did he wish that slit) had? He loved her still, but—should ho ever go to claim her? Woman had no place in his life of late; his thoughts of the past were tender, regretful, but ho had scarcely had looked forward to hope. But now it was dilfier- entnndin tho quite Kow the past came back!" Munich, with its wide, paved streets; the early walks from the market, when ho carred tho heavy basket for Lisa, and laughed over the hard names of tho cabbage and potatoes what she tried to teach him. He laughed again at the remem- beranfo of his tensing stupidity, and at the sound a sjranger looked at him with a kindly, inquiring glance. Ho wns sitting on tho beach, tossing the sand idly from one hand to the other. There seemed nothing to smile at. The elderly lady drew a little nearer; she had watched this gocd-looking, silent, abstracted young man For days, and hia loneliness determined her. She raised her umbrella a little higher, and turned toward him with a question about the tide. Roberts looked up with a dazzed expression of one whose thoughts are far away. "I beg your pardon?" Ho said lifting his hat. She repeated her question, with a smile. •. 'The tide? I believe it is still coming It is amusing to watch the bathers. My thoughts were far away just now, but I often look at those boys diving from the pier; there is even one young lady, who 'takes a header' every day." Ho spoke with, a cordial smile. Mrs. Craigie was becoming interested in this odd young, man, who confessed to his pleasure in Syatching a pretty girl dive, and sought no nearer acquaintance. fltisumusing,"said Mrs. Oraigio, "but I look at the water. My husband was a sea captain in the days of the India trade, and I have sailed with him over nearly all the waters of the globe. It all comes back as I sit here. But 1 have seen you before," she went on more briskly. "For the last three days 1 have sat at tho same table with you. Are you not tired of blueberries?" Robert laughed, ''Well, yes, but I prefer them to dried apple sauce, nnd thore seems no alternative! It reiniiids me of the days of my boyhood,' when I used to visit on my grandfather's farm I've nol had any since." "I never touch it," paid Mrs., Gruigin,' with a shudder, "Did yon over notice that when several of us rufuro it, we always havo it in pie tho next day? 'It's the old story repeated; the boy who would not eat his crusts for supper luicl them put by for his breakfast." "I think few havo discuHsed the fact about the pie. Or at least they are not too dainty to decline. Nnntticket uir does not seeui to brinff dysoepsia," "Dyspepsia!" said Mrs. tiniigio. Don't talk of it; 1 am fully convinced that the seven devils cost out of Mary Magdalene wero seven distinct attacks or dyspepsia!" And with that nh« rose and said she must go. "It is dinner time for us both. I wonder whether you would be bored if 1 asked you to change your seat at the table for one by me? 1 am selfish, for 1 want you tu defend mo from the old maid school teacher who sits next me. Sho is ashamed of tho profession und wants to appear girlish and inexperienced. She asked mo one day if I should imagine that she was a teacher. I looked as surprised as possible, and suid, 'No, 1 should not imagine you ever saw the iutdde of a schoolroom!' and since then, to my sorrow, she busbeen inoro friendly than ever," Robert said to himself that this old woman was delicious and accepted her kind- ly'overture^ with gratitude. From that day ull.wjis chunged., Mrs. Craigie would not leiivo hiui to his ublitude, and introduced him to all the charming girls i>he knew, but his indifference excited her curiosity, nnd site decided that this young man had a story.. 'TJio,. explanation came without her .-.. .<.,•.•••< .•. They sat on the beach one day when Roberts asked, "Is that a 'scalp string,' as J am told young ladies cull them, Mrs. Craigie?" He poinltd to abunch of noals and charms,at her. bolt. "1 might say; of-eaeh of them,' 'Thereby bungs a tale,'" she replied, lifting them. "They came from all 'parts 'of • the world, and each has u hiutory, Not to go into details, tins shell cume from tho 'India's coral strand;' this iu a tiger's tooth; I saw my husband shoot the beast. This ia a precious stone of some value uu Arab sheiK g_ove my husband for a strange service. It IB still uncut, you see. This iu a nugget of gold my brother dug in California in the mine where he lost his life; and this is tt bit of silver i found on the street in Munich, two years ago. An American three-cent piece, you see, eo old it U smooth ou one side. It uiust have been worn as a bangle, for here is a hole. It was an odd place to Sad tho coin, and I ulwujs had a queer feeling about it. that there was a story attached, Perhaps I shall know aoiuo day." Roberts could not speak for u moment. Then U» said hoarsely. "Mrs. Craigie, it is wine I May I h»ve it?" The pijst rushed over him v» his fingers closed ou the coin; Lisa's sweet face, wet with tears, as he Itwt saw it, rose before him. A sudden ftash of iuspirutipu wowed turn the weijjry, jfoHfof«) Jjflwt, WMtHig-w^tlO! ..... thank yoti ftffallyo- ness to me, and tfOw, this ending; it is Fate—Providence! 1 shall take the fioon boat tor home, see my mother and tell her all j spent my vacation in a trip to Munich, 6»d, if I can, bring back Lisa, arid you shall see us both." The listless, weary look -was quite gone. Roberts was pale and excited, Mrs. Craigie rope without a word of expostulation at his haste. "Go, my dear boy, and she will come back with you. Then bring her to me I" * . * * * * Three wfeks later the door of the professor's house in Munich opened softly, arid Grant •Roberts stood again at the foot of the narrow stairs. For a moment he could not find his voice. What if She should be away—changed—dead. The fear almost made bis heart stop. Gathering together his failing courage, • he called softly "Lisa!" A moment's pause; no answer. Then a startled girlish face appeared at the top of the stairs. Whose Voice had she heard ? There was no "Coming, fnein Herr," to call forth rebukes this time. One cry of surprise and joy, and Lisa fell straight into the outstretched arms. The lost bit. oi silver, mourned so-long, had been n talisman and brought her lover home. A CROW IKfilAN Terrible lintlle Sconon RepreBontort by the Uencomlenti of the Original Poisea- Bnrfl, General Brisbin was present at a Fourth of July; celebration by the Crow Indians, and this is the account that he gives of the scene: "There was 250 of the Crows altogether. In the first place they made false faces of blue clay and pieces of canvas, rendering their appearance perfectly frightful, It is truly wonderful the way they got up the faces. Some had long noses; others long chins; some had horns upon their heads, and, in fact, they were made up in every conceivable shape. They also decorated their person in every imaginable style. The ponies wero covered with canvas gorgeously decoratod with everything they could get hold of. 'flic agent had arrange^ for their amusement upon that occasion, but the details were left for them to fill up. I sent a battery over at their request, and a continual roar was kept up all day. ".They performed in a large circle, and their chief delight was in sham battles. Tho scones were so realistic that it was difficult to realize that they wero ^ot in earnest. They dashed about tho ring upon their ponies fighting with wooden lances. Some of the Indians would pretend that they were killed or wounded, when they would ba carried from tho battlefield and attended by those selected for that purpose. The scalping scene was the great feature of the occasion. They had taken pieces of flannel and fastened them on the heads of those who were to be pretended victims, and when this was removed with the scalping-knives the face was besmeared with red ink to give the appearance of bleeedingwoimds. It was a most hideous spectacle, and the ladies who had gone down to witness tho event were compelled to leave, it was so shockingly terrible. The Indian's, however, ei.joyed the sport hugely, und at night hud a big war dance. It was impossible to get them to return home to their farnin for three days. The agent nays this will be the last one, as it excites the young bucks too much and recalls old times to the warriors, attracting them from their civilized pursuits. It seems remarkable that none o£ the redskins were injured. Their horsemanship is superb, and it is worth going thousands of miles to see tho exhibitions of horsemanship given by that tribe. Altogether it was one of tho grandest sights I ever saw, and I never expect to see its equal again. AUNT RIKA'S WARNING. She WouM Wlilp Her Jam-plum to Dentil If lie Cuiuo Hoiiifi Drowned. During this warm weather tho small boy delights lo paddle in the water. Many of them sneak away from home to go "swimming" as they term it, but in reality only to paddle around in the water where it is very shallow and havc'their backs baked by the sun. Old Aunt Liza an aged colored woman, had a batch of pickan- nines who delighted to paddle in water, and as they often came homo sick the old woman was considerably annoyed at their absence by entertaining fears for their safety. Often did she hunt for them when they had stayed away too long and olten did she fail to find them. When any one asked her why she was so careful of the children she would reply: "When dey go outen dem woods to do branch Lors knows what's gwing ter happen. Some o'them might get killed, an' chit woiild'bo a powerful lot of trouble, kase den I,d bafter git the undertaker, and times are so hard jist now that 1 couldn't 'ford to pay him. If she had an idea that any of her tribe wanted to go to the. branch, she would stop all her house' work to watch, and often site was successful in intercepting them. One day last week she surmised that her youngsters were going- down to the branch. So she laid aside-her work and proceeded to watch. Whether sho was too cautious or not, her eldest boy found her out, und immediately .communicated the fact to all his other brothers. Josephus —that was his name—know that it would almost bo impossible to elude hia mother while she was watching, so he determined to get away by stragety. Accordingly, he made one of his younger brothers go around to the chicken-house and yell about a weasel being in there, This ruse succeeded, and old aunt Lisa forgot about everything except the safety of IHT chickens. She quickly found that there was not a weasel or any indication of one in the chicken-house, and then it suddenly occurred to her that she had been made the victim of a. trick. Hastening to the ciher side of the house she saw her dutiful children rapidly dit'appearing over a distant hill.. !Noyf thoroughly mad sho ran after them shouting; "You Josepluia, you Josephus, you jist come right back hyar. dyo hyar' mo," but losephus did Jiot hear her or paid no attention to her words. She seeing that her words had no effect upon them, she again yfillod threateningly: "You Josephus you come home hyar drowned and you'll tee if I don't whip you so you'll feel it; deed you will feel it, kaso I'll whip you to death; just you sue if I don't. Tho Illul uf Mount llluiic, The greatest object of interest to a visitor is' Mount Rainer or Mount Tiicqmu, as it is sometimes named. I first saw it from Seattle, says a letter from the city. It was fifty miles distant. When pointed out I could not believe it was a mountain, but thought is a white fleecy cloud forming a kind of dome. Intent I, gazing at it and seeing that all its lines remained the same, the same immense dome, the glittering sides, the brighter spots, the darker furrows always Hie saylo, 1 realized indeed it was a mountain. Mat such a mountain! 1 have been on the Alps and gazed at its loftirat peaks; I saw Mount Blum! from the Farca Pass from U»,e at Chiuioum, from .Geneva and Milan, fifty miles disr tunt; I say Pike's.Peak from Denver, imd watched it as the train ran down to Colorado Springs, and climbed to its top to look'over the Rockies and out 200'imiles over the plains; I have crossed tho inouu- tains qf Kprtyay, and crossed the Rockies, Sellfirks and Cuwadfl.s. qn. Jho Central Pacific Ifuilvyjiyi but nowjierp,, bavp I seen anythirig so grand and majestic u^MQU.ut Rainier. 'It stands al0n.o in its grunduer. It does not rise up fr'piri an'elevated plateau 0,0'OQ faet ab,ovo the ocean, like Pike's Pe'ok. iiud the Alpa. }ts UOSQ ia nearly, on the qc'eith lOjV^I. It is in the Cas'Cadi' ranges, buk.'rjs^ so far above the other peaks of the range that they aeein only toot hills. There it stands; •'ajuaost a perfect dome, 16,000 feet high• ''Atit'ty milea distance it looms up and pierces the sky as if at least ten miles high, it deems a stupendous natural Pantheon, ten thousand times grander than that at Rome; its icy roof gloaming in tho golden sunlight infinitely more beuutitul than the temple at Jerusalem—as it'the Author of nature intended to show how utterly insignificant are the greatest works of man compared with His. In answer to correspondents in an liau papers for ladies intending' travelers to this country are wowied «ot t.9 try. to wear gvit their old while w Aujenoa. " XrVtU VHV VMVA* v«* VWV^»V9 V.MMV <W *AM*VAS.V*»« "Ill-mftdu gowu in tuo uiouleu of a pust weaBon we not to be thought of in Awmcftj wbwe wp«von drew wel(. Not only do ME FARM AND ttffDSKHOtD, 1* ttAO BTJT A I>AtT. w"6 ehdfild nllthe hoars with the sweetest th»ig«, If wehiidbntndny; We should drink atone at the pnreet springs In Ant upward way We ahonld love with* lffe-tlrtie'« love In an honr, If the honM inn few; We Bhonld reel, not for dreamt!, but for ffeeher power To be and to do. We should gnlde onr wayward and weary <vlll» By the clearest light; We should keen oar eye* on the heavenly hills If they lay In sight. We ehonld tramplo the pride and discontent Beneath onr feet; We should take whatever a good Oud Bent, With trust complete. We thonld waste no moments In weak regret, If the day wero bnt one, If what we remember and what we forget Went ont with tho snn. We thonld be from onr clamorone solves set free, To work or to pray, And to bo what the Father would have us be, If wo had hut a day. SCIENTIFIC GJ.BAN1SIG8. Aluminum-is said to answer very well for sextants, mining instruments and other similar purposes, where strength, accuracy and lightness are desirable qualities. Tha object-glass of the Lick telescope, in California, has an area of 1,018 square inches. The next largest, that at Pul- kowa, in Russia, has an area of 206 square inches. Blacksmiths can start a fire by pounding Violently a rod of soft iron, first spreading on the anvil a layer of powdered coal dust. This, is a good _ illustration of the conversion of force into heat. Thunderstorms ore said to be more numerous in low latitudes than in high, and one reason given for their being less destructive in England than in some other countries is the dampness of the climate. In England, where parlicular attention is given to the subject of electric brakes, a means has been discovered by which a trftin going thirty miles an hour can, by an electrical brake, be brought to a standstill in a space of 200 feet. The fact that the waves in the North Sea differ in shape when caused by a northeast wind under high pressure from those caused by a southwest wind with barometer, is considered as a proof that the air in the anti-cyclone is a descending current and the air in a cyclone an ascending current. The shortest day in the year is not of the same .duration all the world over. For example the 21st of December being the briefest day we find that in New York it was nine hours and three minutes long; while in London tho day endured but for seven hours and forty-four minutes. Geographical situation determines all these matters. A distinct feature of insects of the grasshopper family is the manner in which they produce sound. Tho sharp stridulation noise with which the air resounds all 'through the day and far into the midsummer night is produced by tho rubbing of the stiff edges of the wing covers against the banal joint of the hindmost pair of legs; or, in some species by rubbing the edges of tho wing agrinst each other. Leprosy has of late assumed such large dimensions in the Baltic provinces, especially in the province of Estland, {hat it has been found necessary to take steps towards building an asylum for these unfortunate people. The first institution of this kind will bo founded at Dorpat. Subscriptions, concerts, and lotteries are now being got up for this object in different parts of Russia. The German telephone service is admirable, as is testified by the public apprehension, there being over ten thousand instruments in use in Berlin. There are no privatu telephone companies in Germany, thn telephone like the telegraph, being a branch of the postal service ia low, the annual charge of the instrument being 120 niarfcc, or something less than 830. M. Trojanowski, a foreign chemist, has obtained a substitute for gum arable by boiling one part of fiaxseed with eight of dilute sulphuric acid and eighi of water until the mixture, which at first thickens, becomes quite fluid. This is then strained through muslin, and four times its volume of strong alchol is added. The precipitate, when filtered, is a clear gum without taste or odor; and thirty grains are enough to emulsionize an ounce of cod liver oil. SKIS!) 1'OTATOKS. A Method to Incroaiio 'Jtioia uud Prevent Deterioration. A subscriber at Cavno Douglas, Wis., writes Orange Judd Farmer: What 1 am about to state in regard to seed potatoes will apply to all kinds and all places. At the time of harvesting potatoes in the full collect some of the small immature ones, such as are either left on the ground or fed to the hogs, and take good core of them through the winter. At planting time in spring take theso potatoes (some of them no bigger than a hickory nut) and cut into three or four sets. I have planted sets no larger than kernels of corn. Don't plant more than two of these small sets in a hill. They are slow to come up, but keep them free from weeds and bugs, and when you harvest them save the largest and medium-sized ones, (no small ones) for your seed the next year. 1 have satisfied myself that by taking tho above course two things may be accomplished : It will add from one-fourth to one-third to the crop, and will prevent what is commonly called running out or deterioration. Furthermore, if you have a kind (say for instance the Peach Blow) which is run out you can restore it by following the above couise. . Suggestions. It is a mistake to 4 suppose that cold drinks are necessary to relieve thirst. Very cool drinks, as a rule, increase the feverish condition of the mouth and stomach and so create thirst. Experience shows it to be a fact that hot drinks re- lievo the thirst and "cool off" the body when it is in an abnormally heated con- conitiou better than ico cold drinks. It is far better and safer to avoid the free use of drinks below 60 degrees! in fact, a higher temoraturo is to be preferred; and those who are troubled with thirst will do well to try tho advantages offered by hot drinks, instead of cold fluids to which they have been accustomed. Hot drinks also have the advantage of aiding digestion, instead of causing c'ebility of the stomach and bowels. A wiinn salt bath is very refreshing to any onu suffering from exhaustion of travel or of it long shopping expedition—which is trying to mind and body <is anything that can bo undertaken by a woman. Away from the seashore a very simple substitute is a cup of rock salt diuolved iu warm water aud added to tho hath. When the salt Is irritating to the skin, take a warm bath and sponge off with a mixture of violut or lavender water and alcohol, about half and half, and rub briskly with a warm • friction towel. Such a method prevents exhaustion and danger of cold which follow ii warm batn. ,.V ., .nftMtlfylJMr to ill. Tho high position- attained and the unl* Yeraul acceptance and approval of tln> plans)* int llciuld fruit remedy, Syrup of Fins, a* 'the nxQBt axoelluut hnatlve known, Illua. «ruto the value of tbo qualities on rTliioli It* incooiu la based, and are atinaduutlj urMi fjlpjf to the OaU'orula Fig Syrup»y, •'.'Charleston, S. C., is noted for its flower gardens, und the News and the Courrer says they arc now '"iai; lb,eir glory. !'From White Point to Noisette's field of roses the recent rains, after the long drought, have forced everything into Insu- rant bloom.' ./fhjs.'. roses, liybiscuits, pluuitugo, geranium', four Vclooks, cleni- atis, etc., are covered with flowers, und Clmrlestow's pride, the oleander, pink, red, variegated a^d,,white, seems to vying with each other as to \>'hicli can put onthg most beautiful robe," The true physician is not only a tinker and renovator of useless aud decayed humanity; he is a teacher iu the highest and broadest sense of the term, lie is to BO instruct the mind und aid the development of the body, that the hiffhest aspirations of ft longing tuid eager soul may nol be unattainable. — Dr. I'cote s Health Mojityy. A yguugster fell from the Michigan Centra.! Uftiu, Kukiujf forty miles wi hour, near Albiou, Mich,., and when the trwa loftdol horrified, psswBWt vwe backed i. ...i.— ^ wft!1 jupeoigd to SJR. firnlTAftu BIO He <J6t HI» 130,000 ftdd Sailed AcnMt the tea. For ft man who cm talk eo eloquently when ho chooses, Mr. Edward Mitchell, whoso ofllco Is at 14 Main street cast, Is A reticent man. Ho did mention tonfawlti- thnato fflcnds that he Was going away for a trip to Europe for his health, but he had nothing at all to Bay about having held one- twentieth of ticket No. 59,843, which drew the first capital prize of $600,000 In the drawing of the Loufslnmi Slato Lottery Co. on June 17, and there Were Very few who knew he had got the money. "Ho never told Ma luck, but let concealment, like ft worm," etc., etc., etc. Not nntll Mr. Mitchell had got as far as New York was the fact of the Big prize of $30,000 coming to Hamilton noised abroad. Bnt truth, like murder, will out, and when Ned comes marching home again lie will linvc to do the honors. Mr. Mitchell U a great favorite In Hamilton, particularly in business circles and among Ills Masonic brethren, where Ills oratorical achievements have made him famous. No one will begrudge him his good fortune, nor Insist that he shall "endow A college or a rat" with tho proceeds. If lie had "given flic snap away 1 ' hefore ho left tmvti, lie might have got tho offer of a privnlo secretary lo accompany him lo Eurono to help blow In the 180,000. Why ho neglected a chance like that will remain a mystery until) his return home. — Hamilton (Ont.) Tlrna, July 5. - _ The moral reformer of China is the "Provinicial Treasurer Of Soochow." He has issued a proclamation commanding managers of theatres In Shanghai to desist from the representation of immoral plays. Restaurants and other places of public interest must discontinue employing female performers. "Immorai;plays;" the provincial tays excite the female mind, andjsome- times lead women to imitate the wicked actions portrayed on the stage." Because theatres "have been established so long that it would be impossible to wean the public mind from them so far as to permit of abolishing them," all that can be done is to purge them from their "sensational, degrading, and licentious" dramas. act like mnglc on inVouk Slom ic A bookbinder In Vienna was called upon to bind a volume of 100 leaves worth 100,000 gulden. Kacb leaf was a bond for 1,000 Kiildcn, the book being the owner's gift lo ils only daughter. _ ALBERT BURCH, West Toledo, Ohio. says;' "Hall's Catarrh Cure saved my life." Wrlto lilm for particulars. Sold by Ueug- glsts, 75c. __ An English medical writer asserts Hint cancer U not hereditary In tho vast inujorlly ol cases, no less tliau 80 per cent, being caused by external Influences upon the sufferers. __ .A'o fljttntn In riso'ft due for Consumption Cures where other remedies full. 25c. A yo'_.ig woman at 1'arsona, Kan., who pays a largo tax, claims Hie rfglil fo pasture her cows In the school house grounds because she never had any children to Bend lo the school. That woman was built for, a l»wyer. ' A Pocket Clgur Case and live of "Tan»lli'.i Punch," all for 25c. The Italian minister of agriculture has recently purchased in England a splendid slul- llon named Mellon for f50,000. H Is Intended tor ilia royal stables at Vaiiurlu and Pisco. .Id she had hard work lo yet her driigjfkt to keep Dr. Bull's Worm Destroy- ors, as be was anxious to sell lino'.Irtir kind, lint slm made him get them fi>r her. Ho, mother, and do likewise. At h'Orlcnt- Arsenal, In France, a great Ironclad war vessel of 11,000 (HIM Is nunrly completed. It Is strongly n'-ini"l with Immense cannon in revolving lovers. TUB older onu grown Hie more one knows." Don't yul u duv nldurhcfuru you mse SAPOLIO. It is u milil c«l;u of Scour- Ing Soap. Try It. It is said that there aro T,nt,u meant houses n Kansas City, Mo., and that It baa lout many thousands of population the put two years since Its "boom" collapsed. If afllicted with Soro Eyes, use Dr. Isaac Thompson's Eye Water. Druggists sell It. 2!>u. Sevres ware has so fallen in public estiina- llon that the annual sale scarcely exceeds $200,000. The works receive a yearly subsidy of $100,000, but thu quality of the wares produced lias deteriorated. The peculiarity of Dobbins' Electric Soap IB that it acts right on the dirt ami Htains in clothes and makes them pure as mom, at the same limo it preserves the dallies, and makes Ihem keep clean longjr. Have your grocer order It. The ladies of St. Louis make life a burden to the grlpmon on the cable cars by punching them In tho bac't with their parasols when they want the cars stopped. Pure Blood Is Essential to Health. To Have Pure Blood Take Hood's Sarsaparilla Tho Soft Glow of The TEA ROSE I Is Acquired by Ladles Who Use pozzomg's MEDICATED COMPLEXION TRY IT, POWDER. SOLD EVERYWHERE. jOrftpnpRlfi In tlio Imno nf the eraiion. J t i* for its 1:11 re unit HH uttumlnnts, lick lumOuclie, coiistiputiuu und piles, time w *qrm m HI ^w n •* •• i" -^^ Itavo lieuomo so famous* Tlicy act gently ontlte digcstivoorguiiK. Riving ^li*)Ui tone Hurt vigor without fi'JliliiK or imuscit. S5o, THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY, BEECHAM'S PILLS For BiliODsani Nervons Disorders. "Worth a Guinea a Box" tint sold for 25 Cents, DY ~,~. CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH P^. PENNYROYAL POLLS, -r-^S?y Kotl Gross Uiuoumd Brand. 1 Th« only reliable itMl for Mlo. Safe tub Bare. Ladle* unit DrujegUt for Uto Mlu* mond Itrunili Iu rcU metallicboiM, mUd wltlibluurtbtxm, Tukenoother. 6ond4c« w—T. __/» (Rtaraiii) for p»rtfottlui mid "Kelfef fy* ^~*^{ tudlcfc" (n letter, \>y m»lL Horn* faptr, Ohichcjicr OhMutuftl Co.. Mmllauu t»u-> I'hllndm i** PENSIONS Mas ' EXPERIENCE, Successfully Prosecutes Clai/ns. ItoPrlnolnalBxamlner U.S. Pension Bureau. Mild, gentle, soothing and healing is Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. Only 50 cents. It was Beti Johfcsoft, w€ te 1 licvc, who, when asked Mai* lock's question, " Is life vVdrth living ? " replied «That de* pends on the liver." And BSfi Johnson doubtless Saw thS double point to the pun. The liver active—quick—* life rosy,- everything bright, mountains of trouble melt like mountains of snow. The livef sluggish—life dull* everything blue, molehills of* worry rise into mountains t of anxiety, and ^as a result—sick headache, dizziness, cottstipa* tion. Two ways are open. Cure permanently, or relieve tern* porarilyi Take a pill and stif* fer, or take a pill and get well. Shock the system by an overdose, or coax it by a nild, pleasant way. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the mild means. They work effectively, without pain, and leave the system strong. One, little, sugar-coated pel* let is enough, although a whole vial costs but 25 cents. . FOR WEAK STOMACH, BILE BEANS ,1. F. SMITH A Co., St. Lonin, Mo. I linve durlved more hencllt from thn use of "BH» liAntift Bmnll" than from any other medicine 1 have yet titled. Kindly nond $1 worth ot tho mnntl «Ue for the nmount on closed. JNO. O. FnoiUKL, Kheboygun, Wia., April 8,1890. Try "IUI.E IIISANS SMALT*" (4O little IJUUIIH In tfaelt l>ottl(<). Vary small — riiny to talio. Price of ell her alac, !3fio. fjgr-llUV OF YOUJt l>KUGGI.Sr, BEST REMEDY rou KUFFF.IUNO FHOSl COLD in HE Al SNUFFLES OK ^AY-FEVER A imrUtito iu up plied in.uuiieh noutril and lo ogreo- nblo. Price W) centB ut (IruggiolBj liy mull, registered, GO ctH. ELY liUQS.. 6H Warren St., Mew York. I prescribe and fnlljr •» dorse Bin Q as the onlj specific (or the certain our* of thla disease* O. U. INOKAHAM.M. D, Amsterdam, N. r. Wo bare sold B'g O *"•< many Tears, and It hu Riven the best o( satl* a D.'ll1'DYCHE4CO.. .i Bold by Diw«rigt| f9RHBM3KDHsBBKBB&iB.l Sure relief i niiin M * KIDDER'8 PA8T!LLE8.K«^uTS OPIUEVI llnhlt. The only certain and easy cure. Dr. J. I* Stephens, Letmnon, Ohio. F.A.T.EHMANN WASHINGTON, U. O. Sendfur circular. N EW PENSION LAW. THO US ANUS NOW ENTIIXEO WHO UAVKNOT IIEENENTITLK1J. Address for forms for application and full information WM. W. DUDLEY, ' LA.TK COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS, Attorney tit Law, Washington, U. C. (Mention till* paper.) Luto ComuiUdiouuruf I'eneiuun, Washington. D. C. If .You Want to Know 1.001 tho human system , dlutue vtd, oranct and ttu -juiirtall form* of ttleau, Old EIIH, Rupltirt. nimoilM,lt»- o,am in Uarrlagc and towprtu txMML It Doctor's Droll Jokos, profuse); llln(> im™. p«..u ™ cents tor lio» Lnugli-Cure Book ulltf MEDICAL SENSE AND NONSENSE* \ M. 1IIL1. J'Lill CO.. 1*1 K>8< 28th 81., Mow YorlU WM. FITCH & CO., 1O2 Ooroonra Building, Washington, D. U. PENSION ATTORNEYS of ovor 25 years' experience. Suoceisfully proeeoaU iiBiiriioiiB und ululum of nil kinds In shortest tioaslbl* time. Efr-NO VKJ& UNLESS BUOOEaaFUJU NEW PENSION LAWS. Tlio IMMUlilllty anil Jftoiicmlciit lllll bus become a Inw. Write me ut once for blank application uud u copy ot .nine, which will he sent you free of clinrgn. A. tl. 1>U Itolt, WnikinRton, 1>. 0., Atly, Thousands ENTITLED under the NEW ACT. Write Immediately for BLANKS J. U. I'ltAI.I.HiJtCO for application. t),, WASHINGTON:, p, 0. NKWLAW. 800,000 aoldiera, widowi ,.„ und relatives uu tit led. Apply »V OI.CB. Blanks and instruction! free, SOUl'ICtf A CO., Aity'H, Wimlitngton, D. 0. 'FOOD beet. Py Uruggiats, WUOLU10I j™?t& UTdao's FoocliThi'lr'dully'diet In • - ' Oli.lldliiioil linvlni Food. CO., raln-ir, OLD CLAIMS Settled under NEW Iinw. Solillors, Widows, Parents send for blnnk applications itinUnfnrmntfoti. Patrick O'FarroU* I'uuslon Aivn.t, Wnnlilnifton. I>. <J. ••• k<Mrcu «SgWSJ law unt I~~ tHUMioae ' ET NAME TU13 PAFEB J.W? l£j yM iriuT PENSIONS ««•¥>»«!£ *T«-W«*o««i <*<«V. St. Paul, Mtuii. . r Boarding and J)aj ^ , UoytJ received in tho preparatory department. Thorough preparation foi t'olleao. Graduates ailtrtlttml lo WoUenleyou certifl- cut". Fall U'Mi; U^liitf gHpt. mil, 3890, Si-lid I'o circular. CLINTON J. UAOKUH. M. Atrio DTTii TTXTV*~\XT i A ' OA Winooni*in JlrugffiBta BuupliQd by (ilktC'<S£N-i£ A Win. l?Uli. UNION 14 84 IIUTIO> <:<».,MiiuuuUtp, win. -/ Y£OPYRI9MT+ If Hie old proverb be true, SAPOLIO is greater tfiwn- roy&! ty itself i Tty i H n you r nex h DO YOU UVE IN GREASE? -As a true patriot and citizen ypii should naturalise yourself by using the best inventions of the day for removing such a charge. To live in Grease is utterly unnecessary when S4POl«|Q is eol4 . to all the stores, and abolishes grease and dirt. " • P ISO'S OURE FOR e o INJ s u tvi R r i o i\j

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