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to ft moBt tsoMrwe JWs, taaft «v1d<*t$ Wa dinners tffglraliiflnl for which wets Si tltte* *nOii Bs'e ftofidtt ttill fii^hiM, hafcrtng n6of Kre tinW ttfi i InnS, „ hi.> (ii «yl!ig SM deilh Mon». ,..„* *tli teth ttinl hover* n«nf, VKtMai At IWJoof- ot My liwrt, *U« lomf bright nngol t»n !} Itf« It imft, tell fitfl I long fn Mlft lSWit ttritngB to kiwiftr, IS tlffl raofnenfi « mlrll), nfid 'Mi In ttrcli' con#ela»s flo». II nigfif *heh t hfteel to n higher e. B8k III* wnilef ciM-e, JSnrtiltteetj' pt A wnywuM life IBS hnfden ot ifly priiyCT— l ffin» behrt With wllllnu lip* klj* th« elMMniliUf fuel, liirtn tliewny through the golden unto thfe glfiiat, Willis thion» ofOod, tiASf A .ViOTttBft >'0»OETJ , , tad pain, SsH-ay, Sir, b> ,f6ts8 frbififtg tody. a*d bfcftttit ourof 'is 'ohi% whe» feettef M w6flldMv6beenoii 6 niht «*« thte. ft* w6flldMv6beenoii 6 rampMing the teet« Id cotefe to a Jdfe whsMajintf toal* theft is noise, and aoth' ifig bttt hgalftt tnd cfflnfort, thfi Lotd bg praised. Bat 1 tore* a* yoti woiild hot tat So'elSSk 5* tH«8»I«ftti6»r M Wftlftifl in*. . "UiiftectiStetnia us tec asd. »«&#« aftd I* kfiot&re sake of saw trot 1" 4, r \ ofie of tne -poorest and most o»er- ..Jed parts of toor and overcrowded doll stands a little whitewashed house [tig from the squalid places round it ( „ imiv in its perfect cleanliness—fV on en" i'rtering nothing but the plainest and moat "" "teieSsar* fflrriishinira are to bii found, 'itine bitter night eattv in febufary there ftt^ifi the hardly-furnished sitting room, tf. f & yoiihjl priest. He was evidently expect- a " iHf aOme one, and sorfie one he loved) for •froift time to time, he stirred the flw and /Iboked With something like n sigh at the ihftager meal which was tirepared on the >i-V*j table. "1 must not put on coals," ha » r "j,Baid,tO himself j "for if the fire ii really s >< %, 'bright When he comes in, he will grudge J;, V hlrflself the warmth. I dare not make • - '" .ready a comfortable meal, for he will grddjre himself the food. It is only BO for he thinks that he aloniT can do without test, warnith, and comfort; for oh I how tenderjRnd thoothtful he is about every one else!" As he sat down again I ho door opened to admit n tall, powerful man. looking yreary beyond words, and wot to tlio skin. It needed not his clerical dress lo assure any who saw him what his calling wasj for interesting as his face must have been under aby circumstances, it was i rendered beautiful by thn beauty of hplinoss, _and the strength nnd sweetness mingled in it 1 made it like the face.of an angel. "Dear brother," ho said, as he came in, "I can go out no more this night, for my body is so weary and my heart su sore that I feel, helpless and dispirited ns I have rarely felt.before. The sin and thn suffering, the wretchedness and poverty, and, above all, the cry of the children, are , breaking niy heart. And if nilim—0 Thou loving Shepherd! what must be the suffering be to Thee, in Thy purity and Unequalcd tenderness V How long, 0 Lord, how long?" _He sank 'down and buried UU face | in his hands for a few momenta, while the , younger priest looked at him sadly and anxiously. It was to nnusunl for Father Warren s face to bo clouded nnd so rare of his spirit to bo despondent that he folt sure something wns wroiij.', and that overwork and constant exposure were at last begining to tell even on his magnificent health and fame. "Now dear father," he said beseechingly, "do put on dry clothes and rest this evening and take a long quiet 'leep, for if you persist in this constant uell'-forgelfulness, you will have to give up work altogether, ami I think no greater (rouble could befall you and us than that." "Well truly," replied Father Warren, "1 aui resolved to go out no more this night, 'for, though the spirit is willing, the flesh is weak." He had hardly finished speaking'when a ring was heard at the door, and the servant entering, said, "Father, a lady desires to see you, and begs you will not refuse her." "Let me go," said the young priost, jumping up. "It is too hard, this perpetual importunity. I will speak to her, and tell her how unfit you are to uo anything more or see any one this evening. "Do so my son," said Father Warren, •'but let it be courteously and gently said, as befits those who speak in the name of a gentle and never-weary Master.'' • The young man crossed niniself and left the room; he returned, however, after a few minutes, with a disappointed and somewhat mortified air. ''She will have none of me, dear father, but desires to see yon and you, only; her pleading is so touching and her longing so earnest that I have gone over to her side and can resist her wish-no longer." Father Warren rose briskly and said: "Do not let her wait another moment.' I feel to blame that she has waited so lont; already. Brinp her in at once, I pray you," and yhile the priest hastened to obey. he. placed a chair near the fire, and muttered to himself, "Neither turnetb a deaf ear to any poor man," he put the tea pot on the table and prepared ,'to receive cordially the unexpected visitor. The door was gently opend by a tall lady, dressed in black. She was exceedingly fair to see, bpautiful in feature and cariage beyond most women; but there was an inexpressive charm far beyond even that—a dignity and perfection of manner and appearance such as Father Warren had never seen before. Advancing toward him, she said in a low, clear, and most melodious voice: Forgive me, dear father, for disturbing you so (ate, and on auch a night; but no other could fulfill so well the mission which I ask you to undertake. Will you come with rop to brine comfort and happiness loa Jepar- ing and erring soul? and will you bring the Holy Sacramentwithyou, that, having confessed and been absolved, ho may go hence in peace?" . "Dear lady," answered Father Warren, "I have not eaten since the morning. My clothes are wet through, and I am very weary. Another priest of God more worthy, than I shall go with you." "Nay," she said, looking wistfully at him, "I pray you, go with me yourself, for to you wan I sent, nnd the time ia very 'h,ort. 1 beseech you to come with me and :nake no delay.. By, the love of the Biesved Mother for her Son, by the love of that Son for all his erring children, I implore you come with me and come quickly." She pleaded so earnestly and tenderly, and yet with something of authority in her tone, that the father yielded; and forgetting all about her anxity and that some one had need of him, he hastily put on a cloak and left the house with her. A strong biting wind and a sharp sleety rain made walking difficult and conversation almost impossible, so he followed the idy silently as they aped quickely along be nurro>y streets. Father Warren- could not but marvel exceedingly that the lady did not seem to be aware of wind or rain nor anything round her, but with firm tread and head erect she walked calmly and quietly though very rapidly on. She moved as one with ft set purpose, while a smile of hope brightened her grave face. At last, after walking thus for a considerable distance, they came, to one'of those old-fashioned squares, once the chosen residence ot tho wealthiest Londoners, but. now dc«erted far places further from the crowded centre of the huge city. She stopped at one of the houses; and knocking firmly and decidedly at the door, she turned round to the priest and said: "I have shown you the place and told you of the sore need of one who lives there I can UO uo more and must go now. May tbe blessing of God the Father, the love of God the Son, and the help of God the 9 Spirit go with you now." V She turned rapidly away and was quick- j\ ly out of sight, leaving the priest a little ^ -'ildered at receiving sq solemn a bless- i. : j/om a lady an' 1 a stranger, and ^ot with the feeling that there was nothing unsuitable nor unbecoming in her giving it. before, however, ho had time to collect thought or explain to himself what hu really felt about it all, tho door was Opened by a stout, comfortable servant, who seemed rather astonished at his appearance. "1 have been summoned to a ' ..dyjngbed," he said; "pray take mo at (once to the room. I ' The woman looked perplexed, and answered: "There ain't no dying beds here, nor hasn't been this long time. Thanks be to Heaven, we are all well in this house, "There must be F»th.er Warren,. by A lady who | . «~- • mistake," replied ..'conducted here a'e herself to tbe much uuxio'y and re 'B no lady got no right to fetch ist . PAB Uero, ivua mistake there surely is, ' w toistily; reeojfwed , riitbw toistily; but look- My wish him seat &#«*, air, fef the her aft is ^oiie, and! pgrhftpis Soil him Hi the *ay to find the right'™™. The young mati smiled, evidenUy well accttttoaed to the ways of hia faithful old Bervftnt, ftnd. riBingPOttrteOttsly, led Father Warren to a seat by th6 blazing fife. he said. "At least let me take off yottf cloak, and rest a little, -while you tell trie ho* [ came to have the honor of this Visit." . The father could not withstand the genial greeting) and, sitting doivn, told the young man bow he came there. As he triad lo do this, however, he found himself quite at a loss to explain the impression tne'lady had made on him, nfld how poW- erless he felt to resist her importunity, or even to question her as to where she was leading Him. ' • His host was grieved and concerned at tlie useless fatigue and exposure ne had gone through, and said: "I f eaf you have, in your ready self-sacrifice, given Way too easily to some charitable lady, more zehl- ous than judicious, who, in her desire to do milch, has, to-night ftt» least, dOn8 too much, and made a mistake in an addres which we can neither of ua now rectify." Father Warren shook Us head Siidly, for he felt bow comparatively He had failed to represent truly his calm arid dignified vihilor. and he sighed as he thought how, after all, her mission had failed. "I shall not let yon go out again till you are thoroughly warm and fed," said the young man; "and you must just console yonrself by inn thought of the kindness you are doing in sharing my lonely dinner, and in giving me the pleasure of your company on such a dismal nightus this." , The worn-out, hungry hi oh yielded_ to tho cordiality and heartiness of the bright youth's manner, and soon they were together as though they were old friends. They seemed 'drawn toward each other in some mysterious way, and their hearts were opened, and they spoke as neither had done for years, "I once belonged to youi church," .paid the lad in rather sad,regretful tones; "but I belong to no church now. Since my dear mother died, nothing fOBina of real interest, and 1 feel .that if she were, indeed, living in any state she would find sonje way to communicate with me, for Heaven itself could bring no joy lo her if I were shut outside. And, indeed, it is much tho same with me, for 1 have tried every kind of life to forget my tontines, but everything becomes dreariness without her. nnd I have found no one to fill her pliico." "Nay, not so, dear boy," said Father Warren, very gently,'"you have not tried everything—nou 'faith and patience nnd perfect submission, with forgetrulness of self, the only thing that can brine you peace and content." "I do notwant peace," reijlied tho boy —for he was litHs more in his itupotuon«. loving heart—"I wnnt happiness. I want my mother, I want my old full life back again. 1 cannot bo sure that she is living anywhere, in any condition, and has forgotten her only child, her boy. her companion, and her friend. My father, died suddenly of heart disease before. I was born, und my mother and I were all in all to each other; -we had not a thought apart. No! she is dead indeed! gone forever! Dust and ashes! nnd the sooner I am the same, the sooner will the aching of my heart be stopped, and a useless life be over!" Father Warren was deeply moved by the passionate outory and evident sincerity of the lad's grief. His mother had been dead for three years, and he had not allowed anything to be touched or altered in the old house. He sould not bear any change in her arrangements, and her books and work lay about as if she were still a living presence there. As they talked together it becerue evident that the young man had drifted into disbelief of all kinds, and was tossed about on that dreary sea, forlorn and hopeless. It would not become me to try and r«- peat the powerful arguments.and losing pleadings used by the faithful servant of his Master to win back this lost soul. The life of the priest was well known to the la l, and he jemembered in what terms his mother had always spoken of him, how she had told of rink and wealth put aside by him, that he might the better bring comfort and hope to the poor neglected people union;* whom he lived, and his heart burned within him as the holy man pleaded with him more and more strongly to return to ttts fold he hnd left, but where his place was always kept ready for him. "Comeback, comeback," he saiJ, "to the faith and the church which made your mother what she was—what she is. It is you who liiiu- closed the door so that hoi holy angel cannot come to you. Return to the church of God. Confess your sins and receive absolution, remembering that there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men that need no repentence. Open vour ears and your heart now, so that, through my poor lipa, you may hear your angel mother pleading with you for you soul's salvation—for another triumph for the bleated Saviour's cross." I know not what further words he used, nor dare 1 venture to describe the feelings of the youth as he listened; but after a while, his bitter nature conquered entirely, and kneeling before the priest he cried: "Receive me back again, I prny you, and bless me, even me also. 0 my Father!" Father Warren, however, repl od thoughtfully: I think it v'uue and.better, my son, that you should take this solemn step when you are calmer a r id have fully considered it with prayer, for surely a second backsliding would be a far more grievous than a first. I will leave you now and return again tomorrow." "Now, I beseech you, dear father, do not leave me so, unabsolvod, but if in your wisdom you think it well that 1 should reflect further alone, then go into my library and take there the rest you so much need for a few hours, while 1 remain here and think'of all you have said." To this Father Warren assented, rnd passed into the adjoining room, leaving the young man alone. He looked around him before sitting down, and found in the book), magazine.*, little works of art, and pictures, f'irtlior evidences of the refinement and intelligence which had been so marked in everything he had seen in tho house. But what Arrested his attention most, and fascinated while it startled him, was the picture ol a beautiful lady in full evening dress which hung over an old bureau, and beneath which was a vase of white flo*era, evidently placed there by some loving hand. "Where have Vseen that face before?" he thought, "It seems fresh in my memory, and yet I have seen noiiu such for many years.'' lie took up a book and sat down beforo the fire, trying to rest.' Tired as he was, he could not sleep, for tho picture seeineJ to haunt and disturb him. Again and again he rose to look at it, till suddenly it flashed across him, "The lady that brought me here to-night! How like, and yet how different!" While ho was still standing and looking, his new friend entered and said quickly. "You are looking at the portrait uf my mother! It is very like her. lu she not beautiful? Can you not feel nov how I must miss her sweet company every hour of the day? Is it not strange that I fool nearer her to-night than at any time since she died and left mo alone? Indeed, 1 feel now as if she were not really dead—as if we must meet again. Will you receive uiy confession now, father, and give me absolution before I sleep, hnd then 1 think I shall feel as if tho black wall between us had been broken down for ever." "Willinijly, my BOH," answered the good priest. Into that Bolom interview and subsequent convereation it i« not for us to intrude, but it was very late before they parted for the night, and it was arranged that they should meet again at the 7 o'clock service u< the mimon-room chapel the following morning. Imagine, then, tho disappointment of Father Warren when the service began and ended aud hu young friend did not appear. He was vary sad- Accustomed as ho was to disappointments of thin kind, ho had never folt one so keenly bflforp. He bad been so confident of the lud'g earnestness, of the strength of bi» rusolve, thftt he wpjuld not Kiyp UP tope. I will go (wd «HA rmn.M l,o fooBjjty "before I return. 80 - was qW6fcl| ep^ftgo? By th« stfft* «m m u m evenWtf mm. Bnt jhi " • changed in her app6afftnce. Her fmfltefMtg »ilhttstfsfffid Shell tetyWU*Older. In8.ydi6&bri!>1tenty ... she said: "Hi U dead. He is gone Passed Away in the 1 night in his sleep; tf WraSd, fto erf. The best ftaslaf that 6v6 indeed, he found him and vefy peaceful, of bright hapfcifieas lived. He told my husband to call him very fearly, and %hM ha #ent to do so h •-* "•'- * •-• •" • matW by he there calm aft mfchk Idoic" ofbrlgbFteptiiness oh h: beautiful young face ft» ahotfeu plainl that he hftd felt neither Solitude nor tea When the Angel of Death can/a to felc him away. " Who can'ddnbt that it Was fTot ... mother who cftnie to rne lust night?" sat the priest to himself; "for can a mothe over forget, even in heaven, the child o her love on earth?" — [Garth Gibbon i Blackwood'a Maga*<ne. fOft Tltte t'CJOKi OtmilAST AftD ItAtStfr JAM. To every two bowlsfut of currants tak one of seeded raisins. Weigh, allbwiw one pound of sugar to one of fruit. Bo till thick. aiNOEii oooktEs. Ono egff, one cupful nugar, one cupfu ttiolaa<9es,~one tablespoonlul eoda, one o vinegar, one of ginger. Roll thin an bake very quick. l.EMON SNAPS. Take one cupful sugar, two-thirds cup ful butter, half a teaspoonful soda distolv ed in two teaspoonfuls of hot water. Flou enough to rolj thin. Flavor with I6mon Bake very quickly. HED liASnBnilY ANtJ CUKHANf ,tEl.LY. Take equal ports of currant and raspberry juice, boil add skim; then and sugar -i pprportion of ono pound, of sugar to on pint of juice. Boil from five to fifteen minutes. HICE OMELETS. To one teacupful of boiled rice add on of water, three well-beaten eggs and on teaspoonful of butter; season with salt am pepper and stir in a little ham choppec very fine. Bako until it is light brown. StTCBD OfKCIEn-JUtEAD. . Three oggs, one cupful of molasses, oni cupful sour milk t one cupful of choppec raisins, one heaping teaspoonful of soda two cupsful flour, one teaspoonful eaah o ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice throe cupsful flour. ' , Sl'ONOE CAKK. One cupful of sugar, two eggs, one-hal cupful cold water, one, pint of flour, one teaspoonful baking powder. Beat theyolki of eggs and sugar to a cream, add flour in which is the baking powder and water lastly the whites of the eggs. •POTATO BAHD, , Two eggs, one teaspoonful mustard, one half teaspoonful salt, two tablespoonfu sugar, onDrhnlf cupful vinegar, one-hall cupful sweet cream. Mix dry ingredients and liquids separately, then put together, mix and set in bowl of hot water to thicken, lioil ten minutes. BLACKBEIinT PICKLE. Five quarts of blackberries, two und e half pounds of sugar, one pint of vinegar, one heaping teaspoonful of cloves, two ol cinnamon; put into kettle and stew. This is very easily prepared and is very generally liked. Blueberries can be prepared in the same way; it is easier than canning, nnd makes a change. SWEET PICKLED Al'l'I.KS Take one teacup of vinegar and two ol sugar, and mako a syrup of 'them, and core sweet apples, drop them into ' the syrup and let them cook until tender, not soft. Put in a jar and pour the syrup over them. They are ready to eat as soon as cold, and will keeep any length of time COMMON PllUIT-CAKE. One cup butter, two cups sugar, one cup molasses, two Cfrgs, two teaspoons Cieam tarter, one heaping teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves and allspice, one nutmeg, one pound raisins, stoned and chopped a little, and rolled in flour, one-helf pound currants, five or six ounces citron, one tea spoon soda dissolved in one cup of milk. Add flour to make a stiff dough. Test by baking a small portion first. A UOII.ED FOWL. After the chicken is prepared sew it u] in a wet cloth, then dust it with (lour, am place it on a rack in the kettle to keep tho chicken from sticking. Tho giblets are then carefully prepared and put in tha same kettle, A four pound chicken should be cooked an hour nnd a half. I'ut it on in hot water. It is not necessaiy to roll the chicken in tho damp cloth, but it keeps it from breaking while boiling, and it can be more easily removed from thfl kettle when done.. SPONGE UINOEIl BUKAU, Take one cupful of Orleans molasses, one half cupful butter, one cup sour milk, the yolks of two eggs (or two whole ones), one teaspoonful soda, and tablespoonful ginger, and flour to make as stiff a? pound cake—about three cupfuls; cups are of different sizes, so tint the be t way is to add your flour and try a small caka, and if it fulls, a little more flour is needed. This should be baked in n pretty hot oven, and the quanity it makes one meJium-sizid square cake, or two email ones. Inuuliutoi-aniiil lien*. A writer in the Country Gentleman says: When you got an incubator the directions are that you must use high-test oil. After an experience with two different machines my advice to any onu is to use legal-test kerosene, lor 1 can get more heat with u smaller flame, und so avoid the danger of its smoking, or the laivp getting on fire, as a friend's did just above me, and destroyed over 200 eggs. Ho then took my advise, and the machine is running now quite evenly. Another thing,'for those intending to raise chickens is to have runs made to accommodate about ten hens and one cock, so as to have the eggs well fertilized; also pick out the most robust und strongest hens and cock. I had three cocks and thirty hens, and had to buy eggs to put in the incubator, and did not find any one's with us many chicks in as in the oggtf laid by uiy hens. A friend got fifty eggs and there were only nineteen that were fertilized in the lot. 1 have often made mention of the good quilities of the light Brahmas as mothers in thesn columns, and have record of one as far back as 1885. I have one now that is very good. She was laying in Decen> her and was sitting in January, and came off in February with ten chicks out of fifteen eggs, and raised them all to broiler size. She began laying when they were 4 weeks old, and laid about thirty eggs. Then I tut her on se.enteon eggs and she came off two weeks HBO with fourteen chicks, arid 1 put -.line more with her that wero hutched out in the iimubator—nine chicks out of nineteen eggs that wero bought for black Javus) but they are blue in color, M but two. She Has twenty- one now that are nice and healthy, and I shall expect her to set twice more this season and raise them beforo cold weather. I reserved three of her early pullets last season. They began laying in September, and ono has set and h now laying again, but the other two have laidjevor since and show no signs Of wanting to set. They are part leghorn, i reserved two fine puf- lets put of this February hatch; the rest I sold for 40c each. Uoublu Crorm. Whore practicable, observes a Rural New Yorker writer, a double crop gives the largest profit. A mixture of one-half bushel of barley and one und a half bushels of oats will increase the number and weight of thn bushels yielded, a» well as their feeding value, if to this mixture bo added a few quarts' of the small, yellow Canada pea, the yield ind value will he still greater; but toe peas should be omitted on land where the vines will be so rank' as to pull down the grain and make bad work for the machine, Quick, dry gravely land, where straw and vines do hot grow too large, is best suited for this crop. If you persist in sewing corn thickly for fodder, put on some oats, They will get npu but the corn will keep them from lodging, and will be the best part «l the fpucler. Corn planted broadcast, pr tx> thiekl/, in drills is a WUWB ot water with just tissue enough to Md it together. To be a,t tnetr bgsf — -i—i- -* , , tslSfelffl - tte ftxw Tht cm saw bsstifc isad dfaw* .toils ail lAJUBi ,JLUC IUULOJ. TIWiD ,i*t*m» ,fcr**•»»* WM^vE fows o! &fflfr,lfftf seTMUSd to bt> b&nBfifef by trie pffitiftl Shade, yielding' 8s, ftiftn Si the crop <& Iht adjoining fields. . The Wj WS ftotlitf hftfrnfal Mt» the tdfli itt to laffS en-ft-tigfi to ' shade tm5 "" van. Tfie,6'6ttl,cHn U drilled with trrt gmift drill, oWotfattttitft*, ftao'tner to* left UoWft will Mat k the posi tioii of tbe row at the same time. If on doesn't cars 16 ft* ttote tHau one way Put a little fnoife br«i«8 into yottf iflftna?e rttat. Kite d little ftots innscle. Don' let yoriflasd lie, idle Ufdbare half of th yeai. Ddn'tputtooinftoriof akihdinon place, eithet of plant ot fertilizers. Mak the labor 08 the growing efop. ot the ero] ilsel, fit th€ ground for the fiextone _i S.-* ftUefcinfr Mfty fthd Grain. ' ' ffalfls Itenfcr. . U will ue best as far as possible to store all the haV possible under shelter. If an must be stacked outside for want of toon it sbould be the timothy and red-top. Qe the dOVer and millet Under shelter if ther is rooin to store, and as much oi the othe as the toom ml admit. If clove* of mille must be stacked outside, as a rule it wil be best to top oft the stacks or ricks witl timothy or red-top, as eithet of these wil shed water bettor than clover. Blough hay ift the best material if it can be had, tt is always best lo put dp what i necessary to stack out in large ricks rath er than in small stacks, as there is ibori of less loss with all bay * stored outside and in small round stacks the loss it touch more in proportion to the bulk that if put up in large ricks, It is importan in stacking hay to spread and tramp even ly, so that when it settles it will tuth water rapidly. Care to stack hay or (pain properly will in many cases save consider able loss, When to bo feilin the straw without threshing, oats should if possibli be stored under shelter. If cut in gooc season, properly cured and stored away and are then run through a cutting-box before feeding, oats in Hie straw makei one of the best rations that can be suppliei to the stock horses, milk cows and sheep But to be of the best quality they shbult be stored under shelter. Oats and wheat that are to be threshec must be stacked outside.. A pjace should be selected where the straw will be convenient for feeding out, Because if th< grain, nitber onto or wheat, is cut in gooc season, and the straw is carefully stacked so that it will keep in a good condition, straw makes a good feed to use in connection with hay and grain, and especially so if both tbe hay and straw can be run through a cutting-box and the grain be ground and a little bran be added. One of the principal items in sticking is to keep the middle full, so that when the stack settles the outside bundles will be at an angle to carry tho water to tbo outside. A good foundation should be made and the stack started. Tbe best shape for . stack is that of an egg set with tho large end down. There is no economy in running, a stack particularly high; in fact, it is ah increase in the work that does not usually pay. Built so 09 to turn water surely is tho principal item with all grain or bay stack- id outside. Hay and oats must bo dry and well cured when stacked. Wheat will keep with more moiituro in tho straw than anv other crop, but it should be well cured be- Fore stacking. A City Full of Alolikayn. The head centre of all monkeydom is the loly city of Muttra, or Mathura, a sort or supplementary Benares, on the river Jumna. Here we find another species, the same, I think, from which thn organ- grinder generally selects his partner. Tho jrinoipalciirein life of the citizens is to irotcct themselves and their property from depredations of this privileged class, for, as they ore sacred—and what animal is not in Hindoo-land?—they cannot bo killed or molested in any manner. Every window in the town is barred with lattices, as not even thn Highest is out of their reach, for they could give xnnts to the best gymnast that ever swung in a trapeze. Along the underside of tbe lighest balconies they follow one another n single file, leaping past intervening irackets, or with one bound they clear the itreet, and swinging from the pendent >ranches of a banyan-tree, in they go at some small opening left for a moment un- ruarded, lurnd jl<y the sight of a bowl of nilk on the sill: and when they era chased tut again at the point of a broomstick, hey go and console themselves among the tails of the fruit sellers in the bazar. But heir chief field of action is along the 'glals,' 1 where stone steps descended to he first-flowing Junimt. Here at intervals are octagonal stone towers separating the different bathing-plnces, often snrmount- d by domes resting on slender columns, A tall sculptured tower of red sandstone isos straight from the brink among a rroup of time-worn temples. This tower eems to be tenanted anly by monkeys, 'hero still remain a few stone gargoyles, jut the animated gargoyles ore even more nterest'ng. At a small square window its a mother monkey with her infant, which ut once suggests a caricature of the rtadonna delta Saggiola; near the base of he tower squat small urchins provided with large shallow boskets of which seem :o be dried peas. At a sign from tho pas- er, they scatter handfulls over the pavo- lent, which is at once covered and nearly idden by a struggling mass of monkeys. In the early morning hours these steps are crowded with bathers and women Iling their sparkling copper jars with r ater; the varied colors of the costumes, 10 fantastic architecture, the dense foliage nd drooping branches of the great banana which overhang the water, are all iirrorod in tbe swiftly moving current. )ne of the ghats is set apart for the wo- icn who come to bathe, and here is an ver-shiftincr kaleidoscope of vivid color, 'he eye is caught by the shimmer of silk nd gold, as they throw off their shining raperies and reveal their lovely outlines nd the satin lustre of their amber-brown cins. Sometimes a sudden shriek goes p from among the fair bathers, and some nterprising monkey in seen scaling up the wide eaves of a temple, dragging after im an embroidered "chuddah." Then tere is a great hubbub and babel of aw, and the monkey police appear on le scene. The chief business of these ion is to keep a watchful eye on the little onions; they are armed with long white ands, which are only used to intimidate 10 transgressor, but it would seem with- ut much success. Their usual plan, since le shawl is always high out of reach, is ) place a bit of fruit or some othor tempt- ig bait on a lower terrace, and then to teal around to the rear, while tbe monkey expected to forget the shawl in his nager- ess to seize the new plunder; but I have en him cautiously descend, dragging tbe lawl after him, secure tho fruit and then ake good his escape, without los'nor any 1 his booty, to some eminence whence he Duld safely deride with hedious grimaces s baffled pursuers. A frequent object of upidity is the small, glittering brass pot liich every Hindoo carries, for drinking purposes, and which is sometimes filled with sour milk or some other succulent dainty. The successful robber retires to the roof of some shrine just above the heads of the crowd, nonchalantly devours the contents cf the pot, and then, forgetting all about it, down it falls from his careless band on the head of some unlucky wight be|ow. One morning an unusual commotion arose among tbe moiikty population as an elephant passed along the narrow street just above the stops. The excitement was intense, particularly among the smaller fry, who followed along from roof _to yoof, peeping out from behind the openings at the colossus with tho eager curiosity of small boys. A most moving incident was a fight nearly to death between two rival patriarchs, and I am sure that we could not have felt more breathless interest at our first bullfight in Granada, One would have ax- pected much preliminary chattering and mutual vituperation; but no; the combat- lints went at it with the quiet determination of pugilists. At first there was considerable excitement among the others as they all rushed down to take part in the fray; but the monkey'police used their sticks to BO.QU advantage in keeping them back, and then tried to separate tbe principals) touch thein they dared not. All the crowd came,down and formed a ring pn the steps; some threw water on the eqnibfttants, but it was of no use. They uliuchod, tugtced, aud wrestled: tbe fur flew; they both fell into the water, and crawled out hftlf drowned and so weakened by low p| Wood that they could bwdjy stand; end <it Ujstftwyj 1 wain, street. , thtftto! > Bgfe ft* to* isvs-,bl Me gtteltft ol ISSfeS something channlng, a delirious nest soft with rndsa and poffame'd with flowers; 6t tne JWf, in the guise of a onrtarn, hung ft great fn&6« of Ivy torn by Lndlslas from one 6f the veteran trees ot the forest; thick ffirS spread upon the floot oyet "dry IG&VO& sofvtsd tusr for & ued. Yejfbt nftil ttado tor his betrothed & rustic table and chair fanned of the foots o! & tree Mad bj the •wind. » Upon the table, between two thto boards, WAS eri.'tosed" tbe young girl's most prdcloUf possession, bet father's last ffoems, tyrlttea in days of Wai ana trouble, -which she fle. Signed to publish if She should ever set fool upon a land of liberty I Above, the Holt Image, carried everywhere by Nftdetre In her exile—as the ancients carried tho lares of the earth—stood out froni a background of gold, suspended beneath garlands ot inbS9. Meanwhile, the honest And good M, Laf•lour suffered less from having lost his shoos thari f rom being deprived of tobaoco. Thinking to return to VakoutSk in & few days, h« hnd neglected to supply himself with It. Ills nose of respectable dimensions, planted like H red standard In the centre of WP parchment-like faco, hnd become inalancbol} from lack of snuff, and was visibly falling Away. Tohnoco was evidently as iieccssarj tor that noso, with its wide nostrils rosom bllhg two thimbles, as tho ddw for tho plnnl and the manure for the Holds. M. Lutloui Incessantly drew uis silver snuff-box from the depths of his vest pocket, and, opening It with a sad air, shook hta head and rubbed his noso; then he restored tho snuff-box t< his packet, uttering n deep sigh. M. Laflour, who claimed that his idea! hail Vanished ivltu his tobacco, nevertheless foUnd one. "Tobacco," said ho, "was brought from America to Europe. Suppose I wow to loolf for soino similar plant I In cortnlr countries, thoy replace bread by tho pobttr and even by tree bark." So he begun tt search, and, us nil who seek find, ho tlioughl that u sfioclos of arnica which hu encountered hi his walks would supply tho object o> his doslros, Ho dried tho leaves of that plant upon ar iron plato and succeeded 111 roductnu then to a suitable powder. Tho first whiff, of this chestnut-hued snuf made the good M, Lafleur sneeze for half ar hour. His noso seemed transformed into t mitrailleuse-. It exploded, thundered auc rugoil. Ha laughed ut It, with tours In h!f eyes. "Ah t" ovlod ho, "I bollove my noso if firing uimlutu of Joy 1" Thus the first week of tho oncnmpmont passed uway. A few days more and thi Yakouto would iv turn with his Hlcdpos ant reindaar. That would he freedom, ulnios' dolivoi'.inco J Yop-'r, without allowing his fovoi-ifth Initiation-.;*) to ho soon, counted the horn's und tho mimitus, M, Laflaur still flatlorodhlmsolf v.\th tho hopo that, Yor- muo dead uud uo witness of his complicity existing, ho could re idily return to Yult- ootnk. Thus far. nothing hvl troubled- tho fugl- tlvoHin tlioti' rntroit. Thoy, novoi'tlioloss, CiintliiuoJ VJ bo vu.'p r'.ivunMpoGtiuid wukih tul., Near tho encampment was an elevation, crowned with enormous pines, which overlooked tho rest of tho forest. Morning und evening, Ladialns climbed to tho top of ono of thoso ti-oes to scan tho vicinity; It was tho fugitives' li^ht-houso und post of observation. From it. tho (rluiuie ombviiood the immense forest, i-ollinj; iiwuy llliou sou of IOIIVOH, of which tho conical points of tho firs ,-ilmulatcd the waves. And, afar off, in Ki'ooitmli perspective, chains of buro mountains formed, us It 'wero, tho stoop shores of this oeeim of voi'duro. Awuy ibovo, huge birds fldiilod like slireds of torn cloth, boruo luontr at tho will of tho winds :n a tempestuous sky. Ono morning, tbo exiles found tho trees ind tho ground covered with snow. The flakes I'outlnucil to fall onu by one, slowly md silently, wenvlng a white wlndlnR-shoot tor tho earth, putting swun's-down nround he trunks of the aged pines, und on the jranclie.s of tho larches, heaps resembling stalagmite) of virgin wux. Tho bushes, sprinkled us If with cotton, produced u most licturesijue ofToct, and evnry bvouth ot Ufa joneath tho leaves and In the thickets wug hushed uud suspended. Not tho note of u bird, not tho hum of uu nscct, but u heavy, sad silence. Ono night, have thought that this sudden Irruption of winter in the green forest had frozen with terror nil its inhabitants. But, for the fugitives, winter, cold und snow, leveling nnrshus und bogs, woro Instruments of do- ivorunco! Yet M, Luflour, shivering, displayed B mod look. Finally, towurds noon,' the lakes came in lessoning numbers uud thr snow couaed to full. Tho danchig-mustei cost.his eyes over the vast stretch of white- icss, which suggested un immense gluoloi if tho primitive epoch, when purt of thr vorld wus slumbering boiiouth u .thick on- polope of crystal. That duy, u'ftor the few hours duration to which the sunlight wus reduced, thoy ightod In Nadogo's hut the grout coppci limp intended to furnish both liout uud 11- uniiuution. Tho young girl mudo uud served tea, ro- oimtlug tho while to M. Luflour tho sufTor- ugs endured by her fnther und herself or heir journey to Siberia, In the midst of » ovore winter, during which thoy encounter d several of thoso terrible hurricnnos sr requont beyond tho Ural Mountains. Thoy suw wolves running on ouch side f thoir slodgo, ready to leap upon the torses If thoy should full or relax their puce Such experiences were dreudful lor un old man and u young girl so steeped in mlsfor- uno. They reached Nortohlnsk oxhuusted, flora Journey of more than forty-seven undred miles, accomplished under thr worst conditions, "Poor futhorl" murmured Nudogo, us shf iilsbod her recital. •'Poor Nudogo I" said Yogor, extending hit hands to his betrothed, ' "My friends," said the Parisian, "you do- sorvou bettor fate I But putlonco; it will cornel Filial devotion will uuvo its recompense, and the energy and nmrngo of him who is to bo your companion in this llt'o, Mademoiselle, will also bo rewarded 1" While thoy woro thus talking the nlghl had advanced. M. Lafleur smoked u final pipe, discreetly pulling out-of-doors the clouds of his doubtful tobacco. At last, bed-time came. Yegor uud the Parisian bade tho young girl und her brother good-night und retired to their hut. Tho preparations for bed did not cost them much toll; the two men put on fui night-shirts or kuchluuka's; ouch of thorn crawled, feet first, Into a largo reindeer skin sack, burying himself up to tho head, uud sleep came quickly. 'The dog Wub kepi guard over all. Suddenly, u little before midnight, the guosta of tho forest -wove awakened by u strange noise made by the cracking, crunching, und full of trees amid u grout crush of branches. Hours of animals und plaintive cries mingled with it. Wub uttered f urlouf howls. On opening tnoir oyos, Yogor und his companion saw the sky red with lire. Musses of ruddy smoko rolled across it, whirling one about unother. A strong odor of bunting green wood wus everywhere. At this sight thoy stood terror-stricken uud overwhelmed, ''The forest is on (Ire I" cried M, Lafleur. Yogor wax already hurryini? towards Nad- ego's hut, Ho found her up, Bho hud seen the first itriniks of light in the sky. but hud taken them for tho effect of the aurora borualls LUtlu Ludluhis, thinking it ull.u dream, tt.. rubbing hU eyes. "Tho forest 1» hi flames I" said. Yegor. -"Then we are lost I" uriod Nadogo, with I look of despair. "Oh I Yegor I that afto: suffering uud hoping so uiuuh wo should couio here to die I Ah I If I oould have fore soon it t At Irkoutsk, ut least, I should have been buvlod beside uiy father." And she burst iuto tours. "You take ultra too <iulekiy, dearest,' euld Yegor, grasping her tujuils; "you d,w spuir too soon | 410 } nut here I Are wo not resolved, allpi iw, U> ptirlsu if uonsiHsury tr Wvo you!" » ,*jr^ "O»l eoo hoiy tto fi^wca ato ftdvuiicingl' urlod »lio. ''Four uotbiug, Nadego I I will save you I' cried Yegor; "we will save you I But do wt pai'ulyzo pur Btreugtu." "Bu calm, bo oalui, uiy eUildvou I" suld M CiiUour. "Let uo oHoct our retreat tpgethar W\Uu tJQUil oi'dor. Wowwt not aopuvuto I will VQ yow guiao," "Hut wo ou.uuot ubuudou our euuip nos «ea»ion»," oiwejcved Yegor, "QUV KW'nwntp uud pw pivvi»(otw I U \yp do, wbftt wUl b#- Mert; ft , , , »tttSbrlpt-1ier fatBer's sofig* of TJStlislaS mtuJd bSlndl^S of thein. Yoga W&. the f*afIsisa fttfended to the clothtn fttid food. <l AbWe everything,» Sold" Yegor, stontl flg Bw*y, "m ffltst 6'e cttfefftl of out ^ At last, they set out; no* ftfecede'a, t>0« followed b> Wab. The cenflagfratton inoraftsed wflh frightful fftpiaity. The larches, plfret SBd all th resinous trees flamed: like immense torches The tallest of those trees, butting from roe to cro*n, rose iii close ranks like onow pillars of flre. The flameft, kept from as- eertdlngbythe wind, extended their ages afar. Tho hug« branches detefche themselves from the trunks with B ernsl and, fin instant aftef, the giants of th forest fell, one upon anOthOr, with hollo thuds. Fire-brands nnd sparks, forcibly hurl* into space, fell everywhere like incendlor; fuses, kindling fieW conflagrations. A show er of flrri accompanied them. On Som elevated points, groves of tall trees, wit their Upper branches burning, sugp-estei light-houses overlooking D Sea of firo, in Which were surging hither nnd thither, lik fire-ships, lofty ridges of flame. Soon this immense furnace spread arouu. Its Insupportable beat; the conflagration fan nod by the Wind transformed this abandon fid" boreal region into a torrid zone. Her. and there, a huge bird was seen.bofn&awa. in the tempest of flro and smoke and recall Ing tho fabled phoonlx reproduced from th flames o£ its funeral fire. Wolves, foxes, wild sheep, hares, am even brown bears wore fleeing In terror pursued by an intense light; heath-cock skimmed along the ground, uttering half stifled cries. Tho fugitives, struggling beneath burden much too heavy for .them, although thoy hoi Sacrificed a portion of their possessions rmirehed straight ahead, without turnlnf around and with but ono thought, one aim- to escape being burned alive, They advanced through a fiery semi-circle which wus rnpldly gainiiig upon them one bringing Its two extremities closer aiu closer together as If to stop them In the flight, Yegor noted tho progress of the con flugratlon with despairing guzo, but took gooc care not to communicate his terrible apprehensions to his companions. Suddenly, Nudogo stopped and Bald to him in u fulnt voice: j$- "I ciiii wulk no longer, Yogor I" "What Is tho mutter!" asked the young man. "I don't know—emotion—fear, perhaps My limbs bond beneath mo. It Is impossible for mo to advance another stop." "Then I will carry you," answered he, resolutely, . ' He cast aside his burden and, seizing the young girl In Ids arms, bore her courageously away. Nadogo noticed tho advancing flamos and comprehended, us Yegor hud done, that thoy would spciidlly cut off their retreat 1 "Oh, ho.ivenl" criol she. "I am re- tardlnil your pace und exposing you all to death I" "No, no!" suld Yegor; "wo are getting along very rapidly, and you are uo houvler tliuu a turtle-dove I" "But, Yogor, see the flamos which the wind prevents from rising ubovo tbo trees They will soon bo upon us; already tht .smoke stifles mo. Save yourself—save Lad- islusl Huston—hasten 1 Ifneccssury, sacrifice mo!" "Sacrifice you, NttdeROI How cuu you talk In that way* If you die, it will ho onlj utter I myself have succumbed 1" "Ah! this is too much I" murmured Nad- ogo. "I can hold out no longer. It scorns to mo that my life is leaving mo. Yogor, adieu but never forgot mo I" As, lu u feeble voice, she uttered thest words, which tho roar of the conflagration would huvo overpowered, had not Yegoi Blithered them from the lips which murmur e 1 them, Nudego lost consciousness. In tho prevailing ruddy light, Yegor did not poivoive hor'pullor; but ho saw that hoi eyes woro closed nnd realized that she hno swooned. "What Is the trouble?" cried M. Lafleur. who, with Ladislas, wus a few stops In ud- vanco. "Ah! see. my dour Monsieur!" answered the young man. "Sho looks us though she woro dead."" "It will amount to nothing!" replied the Parisian, briskly. "But tho accident Is to ho regretted. Whore is the package you wero carryingl" "I loft it ut tho foot of a tree; it contained all tho little possessions of tho dear child. The torrent is not fur distant, is lt(" "No; I hoar it," suld M. Laflour. "Adual of cold wutor will revive her." "Let us hasten on," Now, blu/.iug fire-brands foil upon tboli path.and it wus necessary to stop over them. Several times Nadogo's dress narrowly os- caped taking flro, Tho smoke grow thlcli and rendered thoir progress uncertain. Happily, tbo noise of tho torrent already rose above tho din of tho forest, shaken to its very foundation by the scourge which was devastating it. At lust, M. Lufleur suw tho torrent. "Wo'uro saved 1" cried ho. Tbo torrent was broad enough to oppose to tho ravages of tho conflagration an insurmountable barrier. Yegor found a ford, und, in tho sinister light of tho flow'of flame from which they hud ull Just escaped, attempted to cross It. While the Parisian and the lad wero disembarrassing themselves of tho burdens they had carried, Yegor passed over the torrent, clasping Nudego convulsively in his arms, and deposited her safe and sound on tho other bank. M. Lutleur aided Ladislns to pass from one stono U> another. At the spot whore Yogor hnd lain Nudogo upon the moss, un out-jutting rock formed u suitable temporary shelter. "I trust her to you, Monsieur Lnnourl" cried Yegor. "I lira going to try to recover what I abandoned." "What, Yogor! uro you going baokl" "Stop him, stop him, Monsieur Laflour ! r exclaimed Ludislns, who, kneeling beside Nudogu, wus bathing her forehead with a piece of dampened linen. But Yogor wns ulrendy fur awuy, "Stop whom I" naked the young girl, coming to herself. "Yegor," uiiHwerod the lud, sadly. "Whore is hoi" demanded Nudoge, lifting herself up und looking uromid in fright. "Ah 11 remember; ho curried mo away und saved ino from deuth, Whore is ho!" "Ho will return shortly," responded M. Lulleur, afteutlng an assurance lie was fat from feeling. Nadogo opened her oyos to their full extent and peeved excitedly through the smoke; she clasped and wrung her bunds In unspeakable anguish. The precipitate bout- Ings of her heart marked etoruitles of suffering. "Ah, heuvou! why did he return to that furnace I" murmured she. "Was it not enough to have escaped from it) You should have prevented him, Monsieur Lafleur I" "It was for you that ho returned," answered the latter to Justify himself; "It was to bring back to you—If not too lute—your llttlo possessions, Mademoiselle." LiuUsltiH had ro-erossod the torrent, and, without straying too fur, eagerly gazed into tho forest. "Thti'0 ho is I" cried ho, at lust. "Ab!" exelulmoil'Nudego, hi a transport Of Joy, which eamo nour causing her to lost consciousness a second time. Yegor appeared, bearing an enormom package on his shoulders. His dog, whicl bad remained behind to keep watch ovoi the abandoned property, was running before him. "Come hero," began M. Laflour, ready tc administer a reprimand. "Couio hero, Yegor, Great heavens I do you know that yov nave fllloil us with horrible fours I" The young man laid.down hte burden on<J' crossed tUe torrent. His loco was radiant with. Joy.' He saw Nadogo moved uud, happy »t seeing him again. "Oh I why did you expose youruolf thus!' said she, ia a tone of reproach. "Should I have allowed you to lose yout souvenirs, your relics, the uwst preolow tWugs youv father loft youJ" "Tliaiik you, Yegor I" suld Nadogo. She uei/.od ono of his liands and kissed it Yogov folt a ti'tti' of gratitude full UJWtt tt- "What do you thiuk of this burning of the forest!" asked M. Liillour, who, standing with his luiuds in the pocket? of his pantaloons, seomod us If Uo wove lookluj; uV 09 exhibition of Jlivworkv ut tUe Burrioro <J\l Trono. "It la, Indeed, u marvelous and Hdoudld spoi'tuolo! Look—the sky J» al- uumtus red us the glowing coals wbjotiuuu'k the slto of tUo forest. Poortooatl It will (0,ou bo nothing but cinders I But it would bo wore b.ouuUfu.1," ajMoa Uo, with u. slijU, "if vvo Uud vwt U%d to pay tfo> votf 9* $g 6i tflfeBS irllofes ftfta tf fttispttrted to tl) fetefE with Bb »*eh troabl*, article* neces tffi-ry to assure the success of their portico* '•WrnSre IS On* goutt" asked Nsdego. "Ana the little Irids?" added Lndlslft*. MiLftneur answered: "Bah I who cares fo? a goat except to go ltd milk l* OftAiTSft i.—AMtOftf A .- ^vTiat wft* the cause of this frightful cofi Aftgr&ttont Who was its Author! Shoul It V6 regarded merely as a Simple accident, *A6 result of Some hunter's imprudence, ni Yegor had at first supposed, or as an act o aggression! To explain this episode of our tale, 1 tirast Went to Some facts already known. Yegor find M. Lflfienr, Of tor having hurl 8d down the rock upon the chief of police thought the latter crushed, buried forevei beneath tbe broken fragments of the block They were deceived—Yermac still lived. When he saw the rock totter above him Quickly dropping tis hoi-se's bridle, hi throw himself against the vortical wall the latter presented a slight projection ft about a man's height which preserved him However, Some fragments Wounded him on tho right leg. Yerinoc had only the loss o his horse to regret. Screened by tho pines dragged along by the rock In its fall and, besides, having in front of him the largest portion of the ehor inous moss precipitated from the sides of tbe mountain, bo was concealed from every eye As a prudential measure, he remained in this refuge all night. The next day, thanks to bathing it with cold Water, the swelling on his leg diminish ed; ho cut a cane for himself and manage' to roach a Yakouto yourte, erected on one o: the alopes of- the Verkho-Yuhsk Moun talus. He remained there only long enough to take Some nourishment 'and to borrow & Siberian horse. Then, despite his wound be at once resumed the pursuit of tbo fugitives. Shortly afterwards, ho met a patrol ol Cossacks on horseback. Those men. questioned In regard to the fugitives, whom, as Yermoo thought, they must have pnssod, us- sertcd that thoy had seen no ono. Ho Informed thorn that be was tbe chlol of police of tho government capital, and established his identity by means of documents he bore about him. ^Thon, he directed the Cossacks to notify tho chiefs pi the posts—ostrogs—that several exiles had fled from Yukoutsk, accompanied by foreigner,' n Frenchman, and gave them tho descriptions of Yegor nnd his companions. Some hours later, Yerninc wus wulldng be-sldo the vast forest in tho midst of which the fugitives bad taken refuge. He passed It, and then discovering no sign of them beyond It, retraced bin stops, convinced that they had penetrated Into the forest uud hud not yet quitted It. Whnt could they be waiting for, hidden in this spot I Without doubt, they wished to put off the scent whoever might bo seokiiy to recapture them. How was he to find them! How was he to dislodge them ? Ho was alone and wounded ; they woro numerous and well • armed. He wus alone and tbe forest stretched over an Immense space. Tho struggle was too unequal. He reflected for a long while, and, at lust, thought ho had fouud un auxiliary. Why should ho not employ u method used to destroy wild boustsl In his policeman's eyes, thoso people wore criminals—Yegor, Nndege, and tho lad, persons condemned to labor for life, aud M. Laflour an assassin. Ho ut first discarded this idea of setting flro to the forest, but It persistently returned on the succeeding days. Ho finally became used to it, and found it reasonable. The trappers lire the forests to drive awoy by •neaiiH of tho smoke the swarms of mosquitoes which Incommode them. Besides, the slender supply of provisions obtained from ihe Ynkouto wns diminishing, and, to cup tho climax, tho horse loaned by tho nomad, wearying, perhaps, of its idleness, one morn- ng quitted tho grass upon which it was 'ceding in perfect freedom and returned to ts master's yourto. While making up bis mind what to do, Yermac climbed uu eminence. There, ovor- ookiug the immense plateuu black with lines nnd larches, pressed and heaped together ns if to favor a conflagration, he lought for'a spot in which to kindle the flro. Should it bo to the east ov the west I Two mrallol mountain spurs enclosed tho vast brestus with insurmountable'walls. To start tho fire at ono of thoso extremities would bo to force tho fugitives to make heir exit by the othor. On the eastern side, Hight was possible only by passing .hrough a steep defile with bnre sides. Tho chief snw "how easy It would bo for him to wuit for them there, conconled behind a rock. When his plan was at last settled upon, 10 decided to devote tho forest to a general .onflagratlon. Ho piled dry branches and brushwood at the foot of the resinous trees, and, when tho night was fur enough advanced, set flro to them. Then Yormuc posted himself on the side ipposito to tbe conflagration, in the defile vhlcb presented the sole moans of free gress. Hidden behind rocks intermingled vith'dwarf cedars, he wntehcd with an iagor eye for tho explosion of tho volcano! Ho bad not long to wuit; uud when tho ilnteau resembled u sheet of flro and tbe intlro sky wus us rod as blood, Yormac re- oiled In terror from his work of dostruo- ion. He passed long haul's hi anxiety, ask- ng himself if bo bad not gone too fur!—If 10 bad not devoted to certain death the uu- ortunntos hidden in tho depths of the orest! Finally, the gray of a tardy dawn ilngled with the reflections of tho conflagration. . y... The chief of police saw two Siberian torsos dash madly towards him—thoy woro Yegor's horses, tho third having, doubtless, orished. His suppositions wore verified, lo could not doubt that those horses be- ouged to tho fugitives. But why did not he fugitives themselves appouri Ho hud uskod himself this disturbing _uestion ninny times, when ho saw, eiuerg- ng from tbe defile, a group of straggling ugitivos, whose huge shadows, produced iy the glowing furnace thoy hud left behind lioin, stretched out fantastically in front of liem. "They are hero at last!" cried he. He examined his arum—bis gun and pls- ols; they wore In good condition. But his astonishment was grout wheu, on raising Is head, ho counted seven men advancing n the light of the conflagration, accoutred ike veritable robbers of the steppe and rmod to the tooth. Thoso people luwl per- eived him und were coming towurds him. 'hey believed themselves tracked and smak- d out by patrols of Cossacks, uud prepared o sell their lives dearly. When within range, two of them aimed :ioir guns ut tho chief of police and fired. 'A declaration of war!" said ho to hiui- olf, us the bulls hummed ubout his curs ke swift-winged bees, "I have u detenu- icd purty to deal with! Those fellows uro, vithout doubt, brigands, uud, though my uthorUy docs not extend to this district, it s not I who will shrink from tho now duty 10 rascals Impose upon mo 1 I will reply to hem lu thoir own fiisbion." At this hu stopped behind u bush, which lovorod him completely, uud discharged otb barrels of his gun ut the advancing roup. (To be continued.) SAJSMANN'S TIUAl, A Ite 4.opUBtti'H of Slioboygan's Aiuyor nluke UMdBBofJt. SIIEBOYOAN, Wis., Aug. 26.-Another xuiting meeting of the council was held ist night, ' Messrs Mehitens and Lutze, le two aldermen who voted to invest!ate the mayor, brought in a resolution iisking for a trial, only one witness to be vauuned. A noisy time ensued. Aid. oot ohftrge'd the backsliding aldermen ith being tho topis of the mayor and his lends, the time and place of thoir "fix- tig up" being named. The resolution was laid over until next ionday when it will bo adopted by a vote f 7 to 9. Mayor Seflmann excused him- .elf at this meeting of the councillor serving the injunction by claim w he could noUoeuro afair trial at tbe luuuls of the aldermen, but me trial proposed will be simply a, farce. would ll' Itfofc* *fu A Hef>6vt*r 11&» She Got ttw hlg t "Yes, t got my $16,006 Wednesday," said Mrs. Jane Hoft-nrtli of 401 Central avcftne Keftfneyv to n Journal reporter who went to nee hoi- about the matter this morning. . Mrs. Hownrth, *h6 It & bright, pleftsflnt faced jfrwimi, tlicft told the whole «tory of , Hieaftalrasfo116wB: "I have been purchasing tickets and parts of ticket* In the Louisiana StiUo Lottery foi' the past year. Oft July 8 I bought one- twentieth of tlditt No. 63,561, paying one nollur for it. Of course, At I did not expect .0 get much out bf it. I did not fret tmifch, outl lind interest enough in the matter to makb m6 keep my 6y6B open for the return* frort the drawings. On July 15, however, you may believe I woS mnde happy by the ifeeetptof ft notice Informing trie tlmt I lind won one-twentieth of (lie capital pflito of 1300,000. I Hich went to NowYork with my husband and pi need my ticket In the Imnds (if thfi agent of tho Adams Express Com- jiany for tollcction, and on Wi-dnosday, as 1 ••aid before, I got my money and now haw it placed away in a safe place." "Did you over win anything before f" queried the reporter. "Yen, only lust Chrlstmm I won an approximate prize of 15, «nd at other times small Sums. "I believe tlmt tht lottMJ It conducted fairly, for, IT it was not, why should I get such a inrge sum of money for BO IHtlef They know nothing shout me or mine." Since Mts. Howwlh's good luck his become known,. she and her family hive become very popular with their neighbors, lltliough some* of them envy her good luck. . J.) tout-not, August 1. l»r» box for Dr. Bull 1 , ..,,„„, they cpuW not got U lor Uw. ft $6 conta anq U sold by druggists. TU.e wire U> be weed for tlio telephone be. twoou PurU uiid Loudou U Wftils ot l>ronz«. It Is (jslliuutud tlut the yrenob, share ol Hie iixpeuae of uetuWishing the tolopUou* will about $100,000. XtatuutaQV bolloifD (bat §U w.9 t4u>£ r uuU,iQ QQIft^UMlQftWHl ^tUl gA MPSWlfld. 9»Jl U» WWMT I* f o World: g i« jo A well known lawyer of Toronto, who It Mbout to be married, ordered his wedding •ult. whereupon It ttns attached by a lady to whom he owed $41, the payment of which he had systematically evaded. His Wedding garments are now in the hands of a court official, and will be put up at auction if the in&tter Is not^cttled. _ Bronchitis Is' cured by frequent imall doaes of Plso's Cure for Consumption. iBUmoel Pasha was foolish enough to go to Constantinople a year Ago, and now tho Sultan will not let him leave there. The other day Ishmael announced that ho must go to Italy for a change of nlr, but the sultan sold no. _ I. L. Cragln & Co., of Fhtla., the mfrs. of Dobbint' Electric Soap, say they would rather close up their Immense works than to put one grain of adulteration In their Dobbins' Electric Soap. Would tlmt all were as honest. It is estimated that fully 4,000 Tenusyl- vinlans are. In the employ of the United States government. _ After dinner smoke "Tanaill's ranch." Hard times the coming winter are anticipated at Ottawa, tho chief center of the Canadian lumber trade. The business Is very slack this season, and there Is a large quantity of lumber unsold. Consequently the cut next winter will be smaller than usual. _ 'WELL-DONE outlives death." Even your memory will shine If you. use SAPOL10. It Is a solid fake of Scouring Soap used for all cleaning purposes. Try It. That England Intends to po to Mecca one of these days is clearly indicated by 'recent utterances In the English press. Pilgrims have been treated so brullynt Mecca ol late years that tho Turks and Egyptians are beginning to be very anxious to see Mecca In neutralhands. _ res A miOBimuni um try Braomt'i PILLS A military cordon has been established around Lisbon U prevent the entrance of any person from a_cliolcra.lnfectcd district. W. H. GRIFFIN, Jackson. Michigan. writes: "Suffered with Catarrh for nflecu rears, Hall's Catarrh Cure cured mo." Sold by DrugglsU, 75c. _ The following notice is posted on tho main itrect at Athena, Oregon: "To my neigh. bors: If my spring chickens are disturbing your garden 1(111 them and eat them. Dou'l )lle them out In the alley to become a mils. tncc. John Edlugton." conrainfitiv-a who's fidt !•> reft of judgment and godd MUM, He's takiti'g Df, Pietoe'a &>ld« Medical Discovery. If tftkeft ift titne aid given a faif trial, ii Will effect a chre. Consumption U Lung-scrofula, for Scrofula, in itl myriad forms, and for All Lifef, Blood and Lung diseases, the "ttt* covcry" ia an unequalled remedy It's the only guaranteed one. If it doesn't benefit or cure, you g*t your money back, You only jsiy, for the good you get . "Discovery' 1 strengthen* Weftk Lungs, and cures Spitting of Blood, Shortness of Breath, Bronchitis, Severe Coughs, and kindred affed* tionfl. ^on't be fooled into taking something else, said to be '* just ai good," that the dealer may make • larger profit. There's nothing at all like the "Discovery." It cdn* tains no alcohol to inebriate; lid syrup or sugar to derange digestion. As peculiar in its curative effects as in its composition. Equally good for'adults or children. ELY'S CREAM BALM is sunn TO CUKE GOLD IN/ ID QU1C tpplr Balm Into c ELYBH08.,MWai _ . ELECTRIC .BELT - PATENTEDAUO. 16, 1887, IMPROVE . 1889 All Bheumatio Com- ^ntji. Lumbago, Ocnertl Bi : «nd Me.».oiii irtllitjr, 'i?OoiU7cnt«l, Kl d n > } "^ Xltea^ea, Ncrroilftnect TremHtait, B«»»l K«- hauBtlon. Wa«Unv cf ------ u •eUoni Ii I'm so Hungry Savs Nearly Everyone After Taking A Few Doses of Hood's Sarsaparilla Both the method aiid results when Byrupof Figs ia taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts iver and Bowels, cleansea the system effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs ia the only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial in ita effects, prepared only from tho mosf healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and havs made U the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50o and ?1 bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist •who may not have it on hand will £ ~:o- oure it promptly for any cue who wishes to try it Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FI6 SYHUP CO. lOUISV/UE. . CAL, VfMMWMr.lt From the "Pacific Journal." "A great Invention liss been made by Dr. Tutt of New York. He hu produced e which Imitates nature to perfection ;Tt acts Instantoneoustjr and Is perfectly harmleu. > Price, 91, Offloe, 3D & 41 fork Place, W. Y. FOR OVER-EATINC Try "IIILB II1SANS SMAI.I," (40 little bvann In otuili bottle), Vpry »maU— euny ID take. Price of either size, 1900. OF YOUK BltUOOJSr, Have moil Bmlth't Bile Beaoi. TUey are » good eiuedy for blllouituosti, Blok headache, counttpatfpn, ytiiietiHlit and all diBeaws wrltifug front a dlBordfred tiudltlou of the Btoniitoh and hvei-. F. N. Tguun, UruggUt, Sklooton, Wit. TRY A p*m op ri cm-nip TucnTcc " DR.owEN'3 tltblnll) INSULcSt AlBonn Eleotrlo Truon nnd Bolt Combined. Sen'] Si. noiuie for reii lllu.l'j brtV, m ,,. B ei, *hlch «lll tV teatyoutnpUlaieiiloaenYcloiie U«nU<mibupftner, Addrw* OWEN EI.EOIRIO BELT & APr-LIAKCIE CO, SOB North Broallmr. BT. LOUI8, MO, 8SO Broadway. WBW YORK OIIY. ~~~OQ~"rJiiit I VU ao CENT. Lit I'owclereil antl PerfuuMMl (PATUNTED) The stronqeat andpurest Lyo made, will make the best perfumed Hard Soap in 20 minutes without boiling. It if the best for disinfecting sinks, closets, drains, washing bottles, barrels, paints, etc. PENNA. SALT BTFO CO, Gen. Agta., Phila., Pa. SURE CURE for PILES, SALT RHEUM -.._.... -..._ «. Rend 8 3o««tampi for Free 8am- •• - D "™s?prts?.cSr And all 8Vln tilt, wllh Do.., TAIt-UID OO Wiiconsln «l)TTON Dlraim. Bend ok 7« Sold by 0,19 Raulolp mpplltd br O«EE1»« I ptcncrlbe and tally n dorse Big U as tbe onlj specific lorthecorulncun of this disease. O, LC.INanAHAM.M. D. Amnterdam, N. T. Wo have sold Big Gl"* lany years, and tt ba« given tbe beat of »tl» D-'lC'DYOHBiCO,. CUIcago, n 81.00. Boia by Dru«-«UU HALF RATES THB— — .Burlington •!! Routed FARMING REGIONS WEST, SOUTHWEST, NORTHWEST, Forpartlculatt call on your Ticket A pent or addren P. B. EUST1S. Uen'l 1 J _O89- Agt,, O. _U^& Q. 1L K.Ohtoajfo. _ _ PEiSrONS ••.UI.DU, nuuieoo, WHIII^V •*«••! Ltto OomroiBsloner of, Tengiona, Washlngton ( OLD CLAIMS SeUled under NEW Ej»w, Soldiers, Widows, Parents Bend for blank an. fllc«tlonsan(llnformiitlon. Fatrlob O'ParrelL Venilon Agent. W«»lilna-ton. j>. «.____; T 1 ^ ^ftOTII t CO rriuu&clN.AullttUlli t'J 0 h!b i (LLtb.hyinaM. dltnvrll *Co. ..---illrMMm.'i- i-leil.m-n »n. Ilillill. The only cortnla and eHHy cure. Dr. J. Ik Btephcua. Labnlion, Ohio. N EW PENSION LAW. THOUSANDS NOW ICNTITJ.UO WHO 11AV10 NOT 11121!N KN'l 1TI.U1). AddrMT for forma for application and full information •WAI. W. DUUliEY, LATE COMMISSIONER UF PENSION^ Attorney at Law, Wushlugton, p, C. (Mention tnlt paper.) _T is twr.nvy CHILDItENV OlllI.DliliN. Thousand! o wnln <K ly Urugglsts, \VOOLUICH «fc GO*, 1 having FAT FOLKS d. ^wj.arordjwtar.ajd y'fiSrtsa ~ No B* IO tills iinpor wlieu yon wrlln WWS. FITCH & CO., 1O!« Uorooron Building, Washington, U. a of averts your»' experience. Successfully pri, r __ iionBionti mill claimt, of all klnda In ahorteuc potelp, .lino. J,-tf-NO |.'»il-i UNLESS SUCCESSFUL. NEW PENSION LAWS, riu> IHsalillll.v »»<1 l>«i>eu<I<iiit Hill hii income ii In w. \\ rile me at onoe for blank application ind u com- of tmme, whlob will b« Bent 70U free M cliurmi. A. <J. l>ii Itul«, Washington. P. P., Atty. D C fli Q S 0 M Q ?« "PNEV rtWoiUNo«Kt! J. B. CJtAM'15 * fO., ' ENTJTLJiO nu- NEW AOT. WriU ' Jot BLiNKS o's, D. 0. NEW LAW. 900,000 >oi snd relative. «ntlt:,d. once. UluukB and InBtruotloua free. CO., \uy», Wmhlngton, U. a SePrmofpal Bxftminer ulB. l*eiiBto.n Bi Sjralulunt wir, 15udJmUtuUui[c]aiui», attyj buying SAP0U Its uses are many ana SQ are its friends; for where U is onee used it is always wed* TQ clean hawe without it is sheer folly,, since.it does the work twwe as fast and twioe as well, ' O ATA R R H

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