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.tern impassible; and, the bear caused , he allowed no cvi- seen, M. Lafleitr femem- gftd wished to dress it; the SieefianicaUy allowed him to Hi-herbalist hot) finished, i>« _____ tfcat ft is not #onr Intention to liKmtfiy* in this spot open to all the ~"~ inclemeHcy of Yegor, Joining the Cba- "»e are waiting here for a nft- fctbfas to/ Zachiverslt, who Is te nartas drawn by rein- f t> ems trt mo that you are taking Jpftf confidence In regard-" J&ufplBns?"lntorrupt*a Yegor, "Well, twill ^rour loyalty, despite the Ian"8 $*tt hare used, la a guarantee to me t can enter into a free explanation with i|t*&ki perhaps, with too mtibh eon- gjjWS'h«to a right to thnt confidence," ofa- J ~"»d the Parisian, "for without us, Mon_.„".. Yehflae, the bearwith tho white col- S Would have hoen digesting you at this ffiA&W. aSSetf yes—you count oa holding me Jfoftgh gratitude." R»'Wa inuat, tot the reason 1 have stated,* 'esublod Yegor, "t-emuin ns noiir ns possl- jiie 1 .to the forest—T should say Ilia site on "iloTlthe forest stood. Can you account F tills frightful disaster, Monsieur Yer- I'VeSj* said the Iftttevj "it wits t who set fcfotlie forest," !\S '"Ifoftl* dried the fugitives In on* voice. ' * *To dislodge you—I could not Indefinitely Mvttlt your good ple.isuro." • ,* "But, wretch," exelnltnod Yegor, "you ran tMb tkk ol"roasting Us nlivo!" "Of course! 1 knew I wns rarir/alusyoU tc .thai" * \ i"Ahd you did not shrink from such a hor- . "rible deed!" said Nndejfo. i'~ "Well," observed M. Lafluui*. "vvo are, ^indeed, sutoaro with yntis wo wore so, I see, even before the eplsofln of tho boar. Be"Tween us, tho rock in tho doilies was a more "nothing compatod to the means you employ when you sot youi'solf to work I" "And the attack beside tho pool (" said the * 'chief of police. "; "Wo are square with you, I tell you," re•" piled the Parisian. "Twice, it IH truo, you havo escaped. But wo ivoro four in dimgor of death. Count up for yourself I Ynu art? still Indebted to us for what wo did for you ta releasing you from tho lildiup-placo of i the'tjear-with the white collar, thu Ursus Collariusl" ' _' , "For a scientific man, you are a keen calculator, M. I/iflfiur!" ' "Because I am somewhat of a merchant also, and know bow to keup books. Your account balanced, 1 charge you unotv with a miraculous resurrection 1 '" "And your doctor's fens!" "I pass thbiu to prolit and loss." M. Laflour. ns ho tnlkud, beat his sides as the coachmen are accustomed to do iu Paris. That, however, did not provout him from being ready with his replies. That day w..s marked by d discovery made by Ladislus after- broiikliist—u breakfast which vied in frugality with tho supper of the previous evening. With tho aid of a few small brunuhea, the lad had cleared awuy tho snow from tho vicinity of Niides-o's little tent. Ho then silt down on tho ground, uiul, us lie hud soon M. Laflcuv pick up pebbles and examine them to soe if they went worthy of figuring I" the new collection ho had coinmouccd, Ladislas Imilntud his actions. His eyo was particularly attracted toward! " quite a largo uuinbin- of smull, round stones of a yellowish fawn, which lay upon the rocky soil. He gathnrrd them, nnd, after bavins displayed tlifm for iViKlngu's admiration, again squatted on t.lii! ground ami began to throw them into tlm ulr, ono after another, catching them in one lumd with the addi-ess of a juggler. M. Lafleur, who arrived unexpectedly was s».ruck by tho form and color of tiif stone:-, and upon uxnniiniiiff thum, cxoluimed: "Wiat luck I Those lira t^reon emeralds of rare size and groat value." "Arn you certain, M. Lallmirl" asked Nod- ego, who already siiw In perspective supoi-r adornments for grand owsasiona. "I toll you, Mademoiselle, that thoy nrr marvelous emeralds, the equals of which, pel-hups, no court in Europe possesses. Thoy are worth many thousands of dollars." •The chief of police hoard these words and approached, followed by Yegor. "Look, Monsieur,"said Tjiwlisias to him. "M. Lilieur asserts that I hose are emeralds I" "I cun readily linllovo it." answered Ycr mac, after a brief examination. "There can be no doubt about it," said M. Lafleur. "Glance at this ono which Is broken j tho break has the requisite pliiNsiaas* and roughness." , "I have made a good day's -. vit, it scorns!' cried the child. "My little friend," said tho chief of police "you, perhaps, do not know that all tho precious stones discovered In Siberia boloiif to the Czar I These must be sont to him without retaining any I" "You are Joking, Monsieur Yormao I" said Yegor. "Always tho Czar!" "But it Is the law." "Must we retrace our steps to lay at th» fee-tot the 'i'mporor these gewgaws with the like of which his treasury abounds/" "You are having your little laugh. I will charge myself with transporting thom- without in tho least incommoding you." "It is you who are laughing now—and al our expense," replied Yegor. "Well, I see 1 must do as you like in tail matter and must limit myself to imil.-iug s note of tho discovery." "Make as many notes as you please, my dear Monsieur \cinnt.i.'," «aid Af. Lafleur "and make them utyour c-;.sc. Por our part •we-sliull carefully put asidi: these little pob- bles. They will bo souvenirs of our rough experiences and of tho timo we pussed ii your company." . The Incident hud no other i-usult. One day, two days passed; it was Just at much less to wait for tUo arrival of th< nartas. Tho snow, which foil at shortei and shorter intervals, commenced to harden' The great highway of flight was preparing —broad, level, and as vast as possible. The chiof of police, his right arm in a aling, aided Nuclege iu tho preparation ol the food. To tho dry ilsh and smoked salmon which tho Russians called oukale, some of Yegor's happy shots added a whiU hsresnd two hOHth-cooks; finally, M. Laf* lour killed a wild rum, which promised foi '!?jihe succeeding meals passable cutluts aud \«ftJ ot mutton. The third day, at supper time, the bivouac fire attracted a native woman, who, iu regaining horyom-te, had strayed u little from her road. , On hearing t'no snow rruok, the guests pi the desert raiuo.-l tbuir hoads and saw a miserable, almost, ropnisivo-looklng being, covered with a tailored unimul skin. Tho un- forluuate nouiud. with bronzed complexion, \ ligh choek bonus and small. Imlf-opeu uyun, , •'omod te have a nursling under the broasl iior garment. 'adogo quickly approached her, made bej ^herself bosido tho fli'o, and offered hoi !T* of u fowl, which tho worn \ devoured hor hard, black eyes bund hor, flr bosom moved a V mature- carefully envelopod. * / "Well, nurse," said M. Ladou ightour soo the babyj" f Tho Yakoutouiidersteod the gesture which accompanied the Parisian's question, uttered in u strange Jargon in which Hussiun, French, and tho Yakouto language were mingled. She gently and muteruully drew aside tha reindeer skin which covered her shoulder, ' wl displayed Ihroo lilllo bluo foxes. \^io stupofwtlou was gtuiuLvil. M. Luf- le.-Xhowovor, soon oxplainod to ovoryiiody thaV. sis tho prevailing cuc'vui among tho fur-huutors te carry off thu young 'nxos to raise with tho Intention of sidling Iho ior when tho u/ilmitls huvo attained thoir full development. And, while talking of thu fur Of tho blue foxes, tho Parisian laughed heartily ut the credulity with which the Iddios of the west, especially tho English ladles, array thvmsulvos in what purports te bo Iho genuine article. Ho informed jfadcgo that tho four foot of tho uiiluiul (done uro utilized by Iho furriers, which noakoa a poliaso coat iu Uusslu sovuu or -^igb( thousand dollui-s. Tha fcot only uro ' »old by tlio huiitera. Tho vost of the fur i» thfQWtt 111, v» having uo vuluo, IftdUjlsm questioned aud, while Iho native ?iwa» vorttcipusly Uuishlng hor fQpu»t, M. J^fteui 1 gave the curious uhlUl »omo dululU ' " bttWts of tho bluoxfyxes , Voracious S«d givett to theft, they* ttent* from Sleeping Iflenj they devour the corpses and attack the slot. Wtem travelers bttry" food,''ptacinf numerous heavy stones over the earth which covers it, tha foxes rob the hiding-place by gliding b«- nftath the stones, aiding each other iu the Work •with harmony and rare Intelligence.' If the provisions be elevated tn the air on a polo, tho foxes dig with- their paws Until the pole falls, or even with wonderful dexterity make & fihCrt ladder to reach the COY- eled prey. "The blue fox," continued M. Lafleur, '•!» found on all the shores of the Arctic Ocean 8hd on the banks of the rivers Which floiS into it. It Is smaller than the common tot. which it greatly resembled, but its head if more like that of a dog. Its hair is very long, very thick and very Soft io tha touch —it IS grayish blue or white. The tip of it* muzT.lo is black nnd its ears are nearly found, its voice ia at once like the bark of & do£ and the yelp of a fox. these animals 6te always met in considerable bands; they prefer open and cold places. "It is n curious foot," added he, "that the blue fox, far from fearing the water as dc the other foxes, easily crosses tho arms oi rivers or lakes to reach islands that It may ravage the nests of aquatic birds. Whep game vanishes from-a rogioti, the blue foxef emigrate in a body, which ia a habit Very rare among carnivorous animals. "I had," M. Laflour pursued, "for iny Chateau-Thierry collection, superb specimens of tho skins of nil the Siberian foxes, but, alas I my collection is te be made ovet again—I can never return to Ynkoutslt, 1 added he, sadly. After having eaten; tho Yakouto woman asked permission to sleep beside the bivouac fire, which was granted by Nadoge. She Stretched herself out upon the snow and, drawing over her face nnd 'shoulders her snyannk of reindeer skin, began to snore. Tho little blue foxes, closely pressed to her bosom, paid her in warmth .for the maternal core she bestowed upon them. eiurTER xiii,—TEKEL'S HETUIIS. That night was not a quiet one. There ro- mainod moro tlnn three-quarters of the ram killed by M. Laflour. Tiiu odor of tho r,iw flesh attracted tho wolves. They ro mod around the encampment despite A .'ab's growls and barkings, which wore sometimes furious. M. LttBcur, nlwiiys gttrvl'tmblo, accompanied by the dog of thu 'Himalayas, wcnf to the nearest thicket an 1 brought buck n number of branches with which to food thn flre. . ; The flames intimldut&l tho wolves, the oycs of which could bo/hoo:i shining in Uie distance. While Wivp kopt oft smno of them, others more dui'ing li.iro nway the remains of the ram and m,ii]Q but a month ful of thorn. Soon the number of animals Increased so greatly as to c.tuso much uneasiness. At a signal from Yegor a f?n.i-!vil (llschnrgo of fire-arms was madu In uvory direction. Yegor and M. Laflour tiro.! sovoi'.tl times andtholll'd! I'olo blazed :iwuy with his two revolvers. The chief (if police, disabled by his wound, ulono rom-iinci Inactive. Tho wolves lilt by Iho shot uttorod lugubrious howls, and tho fugitives hoard them roll and Iwlst upon Iho ground in the convulsions of death, Thn othors retired n snort distance 1 , but retnrnod to the charge, and it became necessary Io repulse Ihom anew with ball a. At lost, thoy r.-oro again driven back. Bn! at daybreak thu/ prosuntud themselves in greater force tli-m evur, foody to renew thoir attack. Wrangling with oach other, they threw themselves upcm tho bodies ol their companions lying In tho snow and devoured them. This was but slight nourishment for so many fumisbod animals. Yegor and tho othors loaded Ihoir weapons, thinking that thu wolves, their appolilc stimulated by the raw Jlosh, would sooi> leap upon them. Ladislas passed his revolvers to Nadego and charged Iho carabine belonging to the chiof of police. Tho luttoi grasped in his free hand an enormous spear. Thus they waited, ready for whatever might take place. Suddenly, on tho summit of the roci airuiust which Nudege's tent was erected appeared a huge gray boar. It descended he'ivily and wont str.iight towards tho wolves. Tho latter, disturbed nt thoir feast, boldly w'r-ulod about. Then, tho bear, retreating a IV'A- stops, plminl Us back against the rrvk, squhttoil upon its hnuiiKhes, thi-usl fonvard a wide-opiMi, frightful mouth and crossed its foro puu-s over its breast. Al this defensive attitude, tho wolves formed a soml-ciroln about thoir adversary, prudently keeping several yards away. Yegor and his companions woro filled with 5inazcinent. After rapidly consulting, thoy decided to lot these animals come to blows boforo interfering; besides, it wo? necessary to economize the supply of powder. Thogriy bivrnnd the wolves continuod to olisiHv ••' -..-a other, but tho thing was bocomin.u: Miinnt'iiious; the wolves seernod to be inviting tho boar to begin tho combat Thoy ivoi-n trying to provoke it by growls, which cortiiinly scorned to contain an accusation of cowardice. Tho boar, without departing frtim its calmness, was allowing HIM ardor of its adversaries to woar itaoli out. Finally, soino of the bravoiit or most fain- Ishod loajnvl upon tho hairy mass, wider- wiw as mnilouless as a rock. They throw th-'unrfcU'cs nn tho boar, attacking itinovorj direotion. 'riion ttn> tmormous lieast liogan te lift it* foi'u pawn uiul, using them as clubs, struck rip'it. imrt left among Its nssailunts. Each tiino out 1 , of its heavy paws descended a woll fell wii'n a rr.tctuvod skull. "Shall,wo aid the auxiliary that has come to us/" said Yogor to M. Lafleur. The Parisian nodded his assent. The .two friends, summoning all thoir courage, took position .besides tlio boar. A in tho iirmy ot wolves; this v.'as u usoful diversion. Pol an instiir-the boir was frightened by t!m report", tint it quickly recwcrod mid seemed to understand thai help was being rendered it. The exasperated wolves, far from retreat Ing, rushod in u body upon the bear; all which advanced openly with hoads erect fell victims to tho claws or tooth of the formidable boast. Yegor and his companions looked out for the wolves which approached treacherously, crouching to seize their terrible adversary by tho stomach, a spot but poorly defended. The slrugglo soon grow frightful I Tho bear hurlod its innumerable foes afar as fast us thoy arrived within Its roach. Those mortally wounded lay on tho ground, howling and groaning; those which got ofl with slight wounds flod as rapidly as possible, A disohargo of lire-arms accompanied thoir retreat. Thoro woro snvoral assaults of this kind, Intrepidly sustained liy tho boar and its two Improvised auxiliaries. Ai, last, Iho wolves, seeing how rimny rwpsos of thofl 1 number lay upon tho fluid of battle, totally relinquished tho struggle and disbanded, Tho gray bear remained, impassible, as- toulshod null in uo way proud of its victory. "Shall wo attack It iu its turn!" oskod • Yegor, resolutely. "Wait, my frioud," responded tho Paris-, Ian. "Tho croaturo 1ms boon u groat help to; us. Hosides, thesd.gruy boars uro not ferocious. I am going to thaiik it for its aid With a dancing lesson; that is what is culled lu ray country paying iu upo's money. It is to bo hoped that it will not suttlo its account by devouring mo." While speaking, M. Laflour drew his UtUe violin from his pocket. Tho boar followed, without losing anything, all his movements. Without taking time to give tho la, tho dancing-master, gravely marking tho stops, played and dauuod nobly an old-time minuet. Tho unimul yuwned ut (Irst, but tlio sharp sounds of the instrument astonished and, perhaps, charmed it. It shook its head with an approving ulr. It hi well known that Iho ear of tho boar, Insensible to bursts of thunder or tho fall oi ttvaluiiohcb, has tlio gift of perceiving aud appreciating tho weakest and soften! sounds. The gray boar seemed tq grow familiar with the dancer and his music. It belonged, for that mutter, to a species void of forocity, feuiliuginuinly on vegetables and ilsh. At tho coismenoemoiit of winter, tho Ostluks aroofteli scon conducting herds of gray bears to Jiorozofl, where tho flesh is void on the butehers' stalls. CurrioU awuy by tho cu^cnoo of the air, the unimul ulso begun to shako itself and dunce, While executing bis minuet, M. Lallcui gradually moved away from tho encamp- laeut; ttug boar:followed him, us If uiuguuv Ized by'tft&oow. Yegor hud grout trouble to provout his dog Wub from going up to Kinoll ut olom' quurtei'8 tbU companion, suddenly gvxiwu BO sociable. J'imilly, M. Lafleur, tUiuklug that ho luid drawu tUa uainiu.1 far ouvugb. uway to hiive removed all dupgor, quickly wheeled about, scraping forcibly upon, tho treble yti'imrj ~ ' Iww, evidently ttowyod t>y ttip ' ' 9* fctSSMSWi ,i'.<«i8,*:«l 6! th6 thotrgiat & adrtgatto td «nov% theifrewfip, naitaSclng to the aireo- «oa In wWch Tekel was to come with the The YflkonM woman Sid not follow thsm, but resumed her road, bearing with her th< three blue foxes. Two day* afterwards, as night was coming on—to speak the truth, it had been night nil day—a Sharp noise ftild & pattering sound ott the hard Snow announced from a distance the arrival of Tokel and the sledges, so impatiently awaited. Soon the two nartas Were in sight, the Windoer were running rapidly. Yegor's joy was overwhelming, Nadege'i eyes wore filled with tears ot emotion, and Ladislas clapped his hands. • "Whftt fine" teams)" cried M. Lafleur. Bttt Yermae's forehead suddenly clouded. The chief of police turned away to hide hM annoyance. The situation of this Muscovite functionary Was jiaasubly strange.. The former judge, incapable of relying upon his oWh judgment, regulated himself only by strict Justice and the written law, Without admit ting any examination, interpretation or modlflc itlon. Distrustful of his rights and his authority, ho remained deaf to that in« tei'ior voi •« which tells every man what is just or unjust, and limited his Intellectual activity to the strict application of the law. in his eyes, men were inade to obey tho laws and the laws wore not written Jd th{ interest of humanity. PurthAr, he TBs always ready to sacrifice himself to his duty, as he had clearly shown. And yet he Was almost forced to lend assistance to people who had forfeited theii privileges, who Woro braying the law and personally defying it. Now, ho was about to be compelled to follow him. How fat and during what tune they alone could tell. Yermao felt himself unable to resist this humiliation. Better had it boon for him, he thought, to have succumbed beneath their repeated attacks than to beeoma in thoir hands on object of pity and derision. But what would he do If a patrol of Cossacks suddenly appeared? Would he denounce, as his duty strictly ordered him to do. Yegor nnd Nadogo as escaping convicts aud M. Laflour as an accomplice In an attempted crime? But he owed his life, to thoso unfortunates I What B cruel perplexity! A dolorous struggle took place In the conscience of tho chief of police. Tckol, ns he advanced, hesitated for 8 moment. Ho did not recognize tho locality. Tho forest razed by tho conflagration gave tho face of tho country a now aspcot. The Yakouto was groatly surprised, on approaching tho encampment, to find that it hadboou established by Yegor and his party, the people In whose son-ice ho was. Ho leaped lightly from the nnrtn ho was driving and displayed his teams for tho general admiration. His Ynkouto comrade wot pi-ooontefl after tho roiniloor. Ho was quits a young man of a very pronounced Tartar typo, and unswercd to tho somewhat harsh name of Chorl, Tho continues of tho two Yakoutes presented a mixture of tho garments of the Russian peasants and those of tho native; of tho fur countries. Thoy woro long po- llsucs of gray cloth in Iho Muscovite fashion, breeches nC woll-tantiod reindeer skin enii torlniKsus or hoots of thick reindeer hide. Thesii boota are so made that tho foot can enjoy perfect case in them, tho tip of the solo is turned up like the runner of a skutc. They roach to tho kneo and are bordorod by n wide band ot black cloth. All tho Beams in the garments of Tokel and Chort woro covered with bands of this cloth. II is to be added lhat thoir boots were fastened about tho anklo by strips of leather. Lot us pass to tho sledges. Nnrtos are Siberian sledges. They are narrow, long, and very light, wilh accommodations for two persons besides the driver. Tho latter is but illy seated. He places himself on one side and Is always ready to leap to tho ground at tho slifihtcst accident. In tho box of each iiartu Is a re- copluclo for food to bo used while traversing uninhabited sections, aud also for certain in- dispousablo utensils. Tekol had had the foresight to fill the boxes of his Iwo nartas with flour, barloy, dried and smoked fish, etc., while an iibim- danl supply of lichens showed lhat bo had not forgotten tho reindeer. Ho had furnished himself with hatchets, numerous knives and hunting and fishing implements. Foil cloth covered each of tho vehicles and could at nood bo used iu tho erection of tents. Jjuch nnrta was drawn, after tho manner of tho natives, by Ihree stout reindeer. Generally, tho Russians prefer to harness to these vehicles a • largo number of dogs. Thoy find 11 easier to food them -with tho flesh of animals killed on tho road and, at need, with fish, than to renew, wlthoul go- Ing out of thoir way tho mosses on which tho reindeer live. As to the animals, thoy left much to be desired. Throo out of the six were white. Two had magnificent horns measuring from four to five foot. Tho others lacked either the right horn or the loft, except one—it had been used to ride upon—which had its horns sawed off near tho skull. Besides, It was tho season in which tho reindeer shed tho hairy skin with which their horns are provided, and long, bloody strips hung from the antlers. It will bo remembered ihut a reindeer's head greatly resembles that of a aeifor, but tho body is slenderer and the Limbs cleaner cut. The broad foot of tho creature facilitates traveling over tlio snow. Without tho reindeer, the tribos of tho ox- tramo north could not exist. Thn animal is Cor them what tho horse and tho cow are for us, tho camel and the gout for the Arab of the desert. It servos at ouco as u boost if burden and nourishment; it gives milk and garments te those who raise it. Yegor informed Tokol of what had occurred during his absence, and was vorv glad to learn that this servant had by chance laid la a supply of provisions; they would replace those which hod been abandoned to tho flames of the forest. That evening, tho repast was exceptionally comfortable, thanks to the elements fur- iilshodHKho new arrivals from Zuehivorski Yakouli&tter, without sail and hardened by the caPPkvhtub, was broken into pieces: slrouganimi, or raw fish frozen and out intc thin slices; reindeer brains, frozen also;and black bread dried in small cakes—all dishos reputed to be delicious and choice. The Yakoutes added some wild onions gathered In the neighborhood. After tho moal, tho two natives mode thoii preparations for the night. Tho relndooi unharnessed and sol al liberty, Nadogo and Ludislas were placed in ono of tho nartaf and well covered with its felt cloth. To Ihe chiof of police—in consideration of his wound —was assigned Iho othnr nurla. Thoj wrapped him up vvannl.v in it. Yegor and the Parisian rolled thomaolvos In their furs. As to tho Yukontos, they scarcely took the most simple prooau tlons ogulual the cold, justifying the title of "men of iron' bestowed in Siberia upon their race. The next day, at an early hour, tha f ugi- Uvef were to continue their journey. (To be-continued.) The Jewish Chronipje relates this incident of the'perBecuiion of Jfews ut.Odeaeu: "A Mr. Axlorr' ccouipanipd by his wife nnd baby'- .. JIB, intended 16 go by train to the Jiluulahibt-y Salt Lukes, a distance oE about eitfht mile?. There is always a rush for teats on this liro 411 coiisequoiit'O of the inadequacy of cars; however, Mr. Axlerod managed to got u seat, bat Ins wife was left standing. Upon bis rising to ullow bis wife to sit down a certain general quickly 'occupied the vncunt seat. Sir. Axlovod appealed to this general (who, as eventually transpired, is a great friend of tho governor) to allow tho lady to sit down, as, wjtb a child to hold, it v- very difficult to stand for over an lni~. The reply he got was 'Parscbivio Schidc' (i. e., cursed Jews). Retaliation was out of tho question, particulauly with _u general whoso influence and authority are like a king's in miniature. Two younir Jewish students, lio'wever, protested against sijeb conduct and they were immediately arrested. It is a' ?ost impossible for a Jew to walk the strut j without being insulted. A f«««t tie Mtwef, j And surf inkno«*. And Wsntlffll, they fceep The silent wanes of Eternity. trestle* , ^ When surtlM Chaos, fieri IM kingaoW hutted, ftut hue* it* Hunter, »»d with glaa unWKS They ling the birth-gong of our tremcpimf wartd f 1vTi«t have th«y looked o* »lae&, #lti pfrtteflt tt t hne%ll(ohfl'ktt uncounted »lled a#4yf Vnuit claim* antiquity for man that diet, Before such records of the past M Unlock the riddle that he f fads Itt *aiff, And clear the tangled problem of his fate? 0«n they a fashion to Hid fntnre (rive, And tell the whither of tnnii'8 nnxlotu qn> Make life A left than wcnrlnei-i to live, Or etay the hnfcnrtl of hit wild tmreitl Oh, etar*i what midnight meieuige do ye bear To mlndrt grown wcsry With the ye«rr Inert The wutfill eye« that wntch yon Jhlnltii there, •• • Look out of tronblcd hearts that Know not peace. A MUBOBttEU'9 BtiniKtetf. Mysterious Mnt-d*f« Are the ITnpre- It is stated that tho English war department have now definitely decided to have a permanent balloon depot at Lidsiug, near Chatham. The proposal is an important one for the district, as, in the first place, it means an expenditure of J(!9,OOQ or £10,000 upon buildings and afterward the maintenance ot a mS there, It is e'lpsct- ed that tho works will be commenced at uu early date. A man sixty years old was married recently in it sma,ll German towo to u woman ten years bis BWiipr. The bride insisted uuon having ft great wedding, witti the addition of a "special" wawage sevuion fron her pasUv. Bis feelings can bo imagined wore easily than described when the pastor begijw his sermon with the test; ' Wbe*. forgive tte», *W tfwjf taw w* It is oil old saying; in the detective service that the mart who plans murder is sure to be caugrhti Thd records of crime prove the truth of the saying. In almost every instance the murderer who escapes arrest had no thought cf mnrde^ten minutes before he cDhimitted the Ci-itne. He acted on an impulse born of sudden sion, ond had only to turn his back on his victim to jrefc safely away. The mysterious murders are the unpremeditated. They are mysterious because the murderer leaves nothing behind, The detective assigned tn one of these mysteries perceived from the start that he must depend almost entirely on lu^k nnd accident The case of the Ohicaeo millionaire, Snell, proves the point. He was murdered off-hand in his own house by a burglar, whose operations he had interrupted. The murderer seems to have departed from earth. Rewards ajzirrefratiiig an enormous sum have been offered, and thousands of officers have boon on the lookout for months, but the supposed murderer is still at large, hud ho planned to murder Snell, he n-ould have been under arrest within a week. In that case he would have left clues and loopholes. lie would not have fled, or, in flee- iiiir, he would have left traces. The first murder case I ever had, twenty- six ynrs ago, had its parallel last winter. Tho two coses might be called twins. My case occurred iti Rhode Island. The parallel is the Latimer case, at Jackson, Mich. One winter morning, away back in the sixties, 1 left the Providence train at a village about thirty miles away to look for a man for whom J had a warrant for grand larceny. In walking from the depot to the ho'tel 1 came across a group of women at tho gate of a fine old mansion which stood back several rods from the nti-eet. They were nervous and fearful. The house was the residence of a Mrs. Bush and her son, shea widow sixty years of age, and he a young man of 22. The hour was 11 o clock, and thoy became alarmed because there was no stir about the house. It was known that tho. son, James had gone to Providence tho evening before, but tho mother was an early riser, and tho bouse should have opened by 7 o'clock. The milkman had been there, us also the butcher boy and a laborer, but their knocks had been unanswered. The neighbors had at last come to have dreadful suspicion, and a constable had already been sent for to make an investigation. It was in my line to be interested arid to remain. When the constable came we found that we had met before, nnd he asked ine as a favor to aaaist him. He was nervous and excited, nnd wo both had tho same fesling before the house was entered. I would have bet my' life that the old v-omaii was dead and ho was just as sure. We knocked at the kitchen door until any living person would have been aroused, and then we broke it open and entered. Everything in the kitchen was in order, niul tho same was true of the sitting-room and parlor. Mother and son occupied rooms up stairs. One of the women piloted us directly to her room. She lay on the iloor in her night clothes in a pool of blood, stabbed in five places. Foul mur- dpr had been done. The lint thing was to semi for the coroner, the next to turn everybody out doors. The murdered woman had relatives in the town, and as soon as they got thn news and reached the spot I was engaged to take charge) of the case. I telearrapbcd to my chief at Providence and was told to go ahead, and half an hour later I wae at work. Before any persons were admitted I took tho coroner and constable through the house to look for clues, ond.hereis what I found: 1. The key of tho back dnor was miss- inc. There was a heavy bolt on the inside, but the bolt was not sprung. There- Fore some one had passed out by the door and locked it from the outside. 2. There was a stand in the kitchen, and on tho stand a pitcher of water and a wash:>owl, while a roller towel hung near by. There was a damp «pot in the towol. Tho pitcher was on tho floor, half of its consents gone, whils a gill of bloodstained water remained in tho bowl. Conclusion; ;iu» murderer had washed his hands in lere. 3. A hall ran through the house up stairs. At the rear end of the hall there won a vimiow, and beginning two feet below tho ill was the long, sloping roof of thn ctichen and wood-shea.- Tho lower snsh wa« raised. I'ho sash had been fastened with nails. These nails had been pulled out. I found one of them on the floor, close to the base board. They could have only been pulled from the inside. The sasli bore no marks of violence. There was snow on the roof, and it showed no racks. Conclusion: the murderer had raised the window a* a blind, but had blundered. 4 Tho bureau in the old lady's room iiad been overhauled, us if in search of Bunder. Here ami-there an article show- id a blood stain. Tho articles hud been lung out in such a way that even a novice could BOO the idea was not plunder. A watch, pcveral rings, a dozen gold pieces, and n roll of bank bills wore in the heap. A robber would have taken them. Plunder would have been his motive and object. Conclusion: it van another blind. There were several other things, trilling :o an outsider, but having a bearing on me, and as soon as the coroner's jury had acen admitted to view the body 1 began to make inquiries about the son. He soon appeared to answer for himself, having returned from Providence on the 3 o'clock train. There wasn't a man, woman or child in the village, who had tho least suspicion of him. Ho seemed stunned and overcome by tho news, but while his demeanor satisfied all others, it looked to me as if he were piayiiig a part. His lamentations were overdone. 1 sat down with him after a while and told him that it would be necessary for him to account for hjs own time the previous night. He appeared quite willing to do.this, ami stated as follows: • . '•] loft thn house at 8 o'clock last night. Exactly at 9 i took the train for Provi? dence. I reached there at 10:80, I went to the - hotel. J was assigned to joom 82.' After ri'gistoring I went to 240 Blank street to'seo a'girl named Mattie Davis. She was not at home. I returned to the hotel, played two games of billiards, • and went to bed. I went up stairs with John Carew, a Boston drummer. I slept until U in the morning. Had breakfast, strolled about, had dinner, und lelt for home at 1:45," • All this seemed straight and reasonable, imd I took core to hide my suspicions. 1 went to Providence and yerilied his statements up to a certain point. He -tUd call at 240 Blank street and asked to see Mattie Davis, but when told that she was out and would return within ton minutes he would not wait. Why? That was bis object in going to Providence, as he admitted, and he hud plenty of time. He did go up stairs with John Ciirow, but ten minutes after entering his room he came out again. A chambermaid saw him. She BuvLtha lie wore u different hut, or, ratbu^ltS||,,ox changed his hat for amp. When ho went down stairs he went out by tho ladies' door. In every corridor of every largo hotel the help are sentinels, it is a port of. their duties to watch tUe guests. This woman nuHpcc*ed and watched young Brush. When the night watch came on, ho was told to look put and see at what hour the young man returned. A train left Providence at midnight. bunted up tho conductor who had the rui thatniiihl. and ho remembered taking ui the ticket of a young man who wore a cap and «it in tho smoker. The passenger had his iiosu in a newspaper and uemuei deeply interested, although the liuht vu very poor it w«e a, strtiage hour to be read ing the news of the day. He W«M sure tui passenger got off ivt the town _ where tfc murder was committed. A tram left aer ----- -f or Providence at three oeloejt in tm\t Mel I Qt jf£ A 1 WAntttA $ftfc-?. 4feaftVi*1.£ A S Ot ft young jnan wearing a had got 6n at that place; remembered 1ft more distinctly because the .voffhg tarn wu curled up in his gfeat a* if Hileep, ot tw if anxious t6 beat his way. I returnee to Providence and interviewed the nighi watch at the hotel, and he said the young man assigned to room No. 82 came softly IA at about 3:30 MA staggered along M if drunk. He figured it out that the yonnp man had come into town (for & lark, and had had It. It took me ten day! to study this all 6nt dj meantime the murdered woman had been traried,. the cofotfe?'« jrif^ had re- tnrfrtd ft .verdict, and public opinion Lad settled down to the conviction that the crime was the work of sc tramp, who had got safely Awfty. I mast be stiM of say case before taoving against young Brush, as t would stand entirely alone. When I had the etideneS as above given, 1 began to hunt for the back door key. In a search oE half ah hour I found it in the garden, where it hid. been thrown after ToekinB the door. It had fallen ii the snow, bnt the show had meltedi Th>ii I got the chambermaid and flight watch down for a quiet look at James, 6tiA .both identified him. As the train from Providence entered the depot, it stopped for A moment at a street crossing. This street crossing was a quarter of a mile hearer Iho Bru?h house than the depot. I concluded that Brush got ort atid off here. The nearest buildifttf was an office of rt coal yard, which hod a man on watch all night. When 1 came to interview him he remem* beretl seeing a man alight from the train and walk rapidly up the street. The night and the hour coincided with my figuring. • • The Brush house had been practically shut up since the murder, though James bad visited it several times in the company of relatives. I was allowed to go ind come at will, and on the next day, after interviewing the watchman at the coal yflrd, I went to the house about the the middle of the forenoon to take a lost ook before bringing my accusations. While 1 was Inside I heard some one enter. Off the np-stairs hall was a closet, into ivhich I stepped and held the door tightly njnr. My idea wns that it was young Brush, and that 1m had come alone for a pope. He could hot have known of my presence, but he came in very quietly, and is he got to tha head of the stairs, where 1 could see him, I saw that he was pale and nervous. He acted like one who had dreaded to come, but had still been forced ,o. 1 had overhauled his clothing in his •oom, and had srarched high and low in lopes to find tho. knife with which the abbing Imd lieeri done. I was certain hat he could not have escaped blood itains, and that he had changed at least a jortion of his clothing after committing he murder. I was there for a last searcb, and it wasn't five minutes before I had the iroofs that. I had been blind. Young Bush dared not enter his mother's room, He started to, but backed out. Je walked up and down the hall two or ,hree times, evidently trying to get his courage up, and then entered Jus own room. I gave him a couple of minutes to work, and then left my place of conceal- nent and tip-toed to hin door. A chimnev rim up through his room and was fitted 'or a stovepipe, but the hole was stopped up by nn ordinary tin stopper. Ho had re- hoved thin and was standing on a chair ind had his nrm in tho hole as I entcretl he room. For half a miniito he looked lown into my eyes with.a frightened, de- sparing expression. Then he made a ppring for me, and as wo both crashed to ;he floor lie jrrabbnd for my throat. Ho wns desperate, aid d<>snernlion gave him 'also strength, but, after a struggle of lir^e or four minutrs 1 had him handcuffed nnd Vielplras. Then I investigated hn chimnev. There wna a nrn-placo down stairs, but, it had been ffopnnrl IIP. I open- rl it nnd found tho entire auit be had on /hen he committed the murder. Everv parmont wan splashed and spotted with he blood of liifl mother. Not only the clothes, bnt tho bloody knife was thero. H, was a farmer's jack-knife, with a bl'd 1 nrge enough to prunn tows. Not a word wns spoken Vtwoon us until I had all this ividfince. Then the young man asked: "Did you sHspnct mo from tho first?" "I dirt." "I thought so. I was a fool to com(> lem in the day tilne. I suppose the jig is ipV" "I have all the proofs toconvist you." Sitting on a chair in his own room, with, ho bloo'ly evidence before us, he confessed o everything and reUted all the details. iVhilo he expressed no contrition, he said IB should plead guilty and humbly accept lis fate. An hour later, when I had him n jail, ho hud rich and influential rela- ives to back him in this decision, and whnn he cnso came to trial he was actually .cquittcd in spite of proofs enough to convict him ten timna over. Tho defense sot up that I, as a detective in the case, could lot find the real criminal, and therefore nnde my plans to convict young Brush, ^hey even charf?cil mo ;vith preparing and iding tho clothes and with buying and ixing the knife. I was denounced as a monster and dangerous man, and many people shunned mo. Six months after the :onvict voting Brush drowned himself in a Dond. U was a (leliberate tmicide, and he eft a noto behind him. reading: "lean 10 longer endure v this burden. I was loured by tho law, but I am the murderer if my mother."-—Hartford Times, u Kalilifill Itug. A touching intiilenl, \yhich happened lot long ago in n .Mnino village, illustrates uce more the fidelity ot n good dog. A workingman had a handsome Nowfound- and dog which ho had roiired_from u pup- ly, and to which ho was much attached. The dog returned his owner's affection, nd was extremely fonuof following him to iis day'n work. The master did not en- ourargo this, but sometimes the New- Oundlund would creep along Rteulihily in lie rear until he woj to far from home to be ent back, and then would come to the front it'.i every sign af delight in his own clever- One morning he had followed in this way to a house where his master was at work upon (he roof. To keep the dog from traying away, the man put down his coat nd his dinner-pail ana »aid: "There, old follow, you followed me with- ut leave, and now you may stay and watch ny things." The dog lay down as ho was directed, nd tho master went to his work. In the ourso of the forenoon the man fell from a caffold and was killed. His body was arried to his home, where his wife was ly- ngill, but no one could induce the dog to eave his post beside tho coaj, and dinner oail. For two days ho remained, refusing o eat, and showing his teeth whenever any attempt was made to remove tho things of vhich he had boon loft in charge. At the end of (hat time, the wife of the ,oad man, herself too ill to leavo bar bod, uggcsted that thu dog would purhups oboy icr little son, a boy two yours and u halt, ust old enough to talk plainly, Tho boy was taken to the place, and uovcd by tho loss of .his father and tho ex- litement of the moment, ran to the dog, nit his amis about his shaggy neck, and >urst into tears, Tho dog sfioiiml to understand that this was no ordinary fit of weeping. He lickod ha child's hair, soothingly, and when tho joy look up hid father's cont ami pail, tljc 'aithful creature followed submissively at lis heels as if he recognized the little 0110 low as his muster, Although the danger sooms by no moans inminont that cholera will find its way loross th« ocean, too much cure cannot bo ,aken by health officials in all seaports to seep it put. Iu London u malady very nearly approaching cholera has appeared; many of the police have been stricken with it, and a general tendency towards such disorders is noted by physicians, a condition which would favor the spread of ;rue Asiatic cholera should appear. France is already on the alurt, and will, it is reported, establish as strict quarantine iigainst Kngland as already exists against Spain. Should she enforce it travel between tho two countries would be greatly reduced, for few people would care to submit to tlio annoyance and detention whieh it would entail. This much is certain: Asiatic cholera of a very marked typu exists in Kgypt aud has appeared in Spam, where it is opideuiic in some localities, and sporadic oases are reported in Dug- land. Under these circumstances tho authorities iu this country are clearly justified in taking all possible precautions, a.t no matter what inconvenience to people coming'from abroad, to keep iv from getting a foothold hero, A Mgs ortce tula to m«: "Ot !wo thlBeii «wm I th«e, Ana on« fit Bench. . N6 skill bttfi jtav hi* arm, 'Oalti«t him n valla no chrtrm, prkyori* an but wasted breath. When Death ti tttindlng near, All v«ln li frtimdnhlp's t<s«r Orlov&'s wlldwoiij Then iftrn tMe to the wall Away from f rlendt and an, Only to wait hWhloW. fhe other thing Is Want, P6UM tlio tour to dnnnt, To cafKe and blliht. , On him that hnth not gold The very ent thlnea cold, And innketh no day bright. Frfends wail to tee thee die ; Who diet hmh llvrd his day; Til* poof can truly nay : We haVB riot lived a at all." SCifiS T1FIC GLEA*! tSfGS* Among the most; ingenious inventions lately exhibited is a machine for drilling square, oblong, <tr hexagonal holes, heretofore thought to be impossible. tn Paris cafes ore regularly established audlphonea connecting with the theatres, opera bouses, and conceit balk For a time (halt a franc) anyone May listen for five minutes to the various plays, songs and operas. A French savant has been calculating the time required to perform a journey around the world) with this result:, A man Walking day and night, 428 days-, a railway train, 40 days; sound, at a medium temperature. 82% hours; a cannon ball, 21% hours; light, a trifle over one-tenth of second; electricity, a trifle under one-tenth of it second. Lieutenant, John P. Finloy of the signal service has compiled a statement ot the number oE tornadoes in this country for the lust seventeen years. While in 1870 there were only nine, the number has im creased annually, the jear 1886 having been credited with 2SO. But since that time there has bean a gradual 'decrease in the number, only 42 having been recorded in 1889. Another use for the phonograph is mentioned by the Christian Union, The Now England Indian tribes lire fust dying out, jut the phonograph is to preserve their anguago. Tho simke-dance sonff of tho ['asflimmquodilies lias been sung into tho phonograph j so Xas Ihe Mohawk war song ind a considerable number of old folk Steno-telegraphic ny»tcm was wired for ho first time in tlio chamber of deputies, n Paris, recently. His tho invention of VI. Cassugner, a civil engineer. The instrument makes possible the transmission of short or long hand reports of speeches any distance, us they come from tbu desk ,o the writer at a much (/router speed than las ever been reached. By this system, <i5,000 words wero transmitted to Brussels .8,000 to Lyons, and 15,000 to Marseilles, The rate was 180 to 200 words U; minute, while only 100 to IHO words are ordinarily sent in tho same time. New York's great aqueduct was opened recently, and a water supply of 318,000,(00 otaflons every 24 hours is available. t has one of the most stupendous, works which even this generation, no familiar with stupendousneas of all kinds, has produced. Its length is about thirty miles, icing for nearly all that distance far under ground, nnd passing by an ingenious syphon system, under instead of over tlje imrloin river. IIH cost is about 823,000,100 already, ur.d the system of diims in irpccKSof construction will add many more millions to that. In tho entomological part of tho fortj- irst annual report of the trustees of the >few York Stitto Museum of Nxttintl His- oiy, lately published, reference is made 0 the statements which have been ad- anced as to tho long imprisonment of jeetles in furniture. The writer suggests hat, when such cases occur, the conditions may bring about a lethargic state, ji which respiration nnd accompanying ihenomena are almost or entirely sufipend- )d through the complete exclusion of air a hermit sealing) by the rubbing, piling, rariiishing, or other polishing which the 'urniture has undergone. As an instance jf prolonged vitality, ho quctes and ex- ract from tbe third report on the insects of New York, by Dr. Fitch. In this pas- iaije Dr. Fitch nays: "in 1786, a son of jfen. Israel Putnam, residing a Williams- own, Mass., had a table made from one if hU apple trees. Many years afterward, he gnawing of an insect was. heard in mo of the leaves of thin table, which noiso lontinuod for a year or two, when a large, ong-horned beetle oiado its exit there- roin. . Subsequently the noisfi wns heard igain, and another insrat, ami afterward 1 third, all of the same kind, issued from his table leaf, the first ono coming out wenty and the last one twenty-eight years after the trco was cut down. Wiutft of Vertlllty. Much of the feurful w.isle of fertility now going on in the west is entirely need- OSB. Thnro are two or llireo points con- iceted with tho subject which it will pay lie farmer to understand Ihoroughly. I'lie main point tlio western farmer has o consider is how to manage nitrogen. L'biH is about tlio only clement that washes out of his soil unless he lets the soil itself ret uway. When the ({round is frozen up in tiio winter tiioro is no danger of this. Tbe summer management then becomes the important thing. ' If ho will only keep the noil full of living- roots in the summer season there will be little waste. How can he do this? Ono of the main benefits of a grass crop lies in the fuct that ifc does this. Whenever there is un atom of nitrogen lying around loose, so to speak, tbere is a root to take hold of it. It is otherwise with a grain crop. Tho land lies waste from harvest to seeding time. The short rotation for grain raisers which this j .urinil has frequently suggested will obviate this. When sowing spring yrain, BOW clover. If a stand in secured, il will soon cover' tho stubble mid completely cover tho ground till winter. As soon as the frost is out of tho ground it is ready to grow, and occupies it fully until mowing time. If is is not inlondud for mowing, but purely for fertility, tlio mammoth variety should bo used and a s-ied crop taken. The roots, however, an! still at work, and in a few days tho ground ia covered. Lute in the full, plow under, and everything will soon be looked up by tlio frost. An increase of twenty bushels of corn por aero can bn safely counted on the first year; and almost us much thn second. It is then timo to take a crop of spring grain and repeat the course. The longer we use this rotation the bettor wo like it. Wo regard it a sure shot wherever a stand of mammoth clover can bo obtained. We started in on this course two or three yearn njfo, and had our iirst results on corn hint year in the chape of an increase of twenty-seven bushels per aero over land of the same quality and the some niain'goment immediately joining. Thin year tlio corn on that name piece of ground stands up like a solid wall of living green, and promises to duplicate the rusuits of last year. Meantime we huvo two other fious on clover sod, nothing having been sown but clover, and the object being fertility, pure imd simple, It in interesting io watch the behavior of these fields from day to day. During the extreme and protracted dry weather they held the stand and.color, showing a surplus of available fertility. Now that the rains have coniotliey seom to move off like.a, strong and swift trotter, every day widening the.. distance between them und lands equally good, by Inlying no surplus of fertility. While,'this ia mainly duo to the storing up of nitrogen in the soil by tho ropta of t'io clover, some of it is due to tbe fact that there has been no waste of the fertility thus stored, There has been no opportunity for wasto. We are satisfied that if this plan wero adopted by that largo class of farmers who are in a manner, compelled to grow grain exclusively, not being yet ready for stock, they would find it to work liko a charm. A doctor of Vienna hits invented a fluid, tho u>o of which lie claims will inim.mwj tho horrors of war. The fluid is to be placed iu a eboH, which is so constructed Ihttt it will burst in falling or striking any object offering but slight reBjstan.ce, The iluid upon being released et> affects persons taiwllug to odor that they immediately become u«e9ii8oi,oiMi ojid reumiu iu. that Jftore, Arumi. Moral or ethical training lauy bo justly termed the higher education of. man: foi it apples to the development of those qualities which make manhood lovablfl, heroic, sublime, and which give to life its richest significance, its purest joy. 1 _do not wish to h? understood as disparaging intellectual culture, but in discussing education we must examine it not from a narrow or limited horizon, but from the highest (iiid most fur roacbJug poiut of view. Intellectual training luw BO long beei made paramount iu tho coUegittto curneu luuw that * broader view of the quesUoi invariably meets with opposition, or in sneered. «,t if» ftu impracticable. Yet U W weU to rnttfeM) stows; the greatest sctot&ft, the mow M- limit literary flgtWes in history have been far from the happiffst of men, ndr %a*a th6ybeeBrofisf»{ctiomfortii i lae of ttot* greatness. Mere intellectual education, with all iti valae, insures niithti hap pifteBg nor moral *oHh. While, on the other hand, no person who conscientiously cultivate* tta various attributes that constitute hobility of character, fails io experience the purest pleasure kno*ii to life, while he as necessarily makes the world brighter and better, w a fragrant flower perfumes the air in which it blooms. Nor is this education, as inanj seem to imagine, chinierical; it Is eminently practical and may b« imparted to all chfldrfeh whefrs parents and teachers hate arisen to those moral heights Which enable them to realize the tame of this most vital education—a culture which yields the truest joy, which wins tha greatest victories for the rac*, which holds in its compass thepowef to lift into, a higher and sweeter existence the humblest artisan toiling at the bench, DO leas than the gage wrapped in thoughts profound. Nor do these views apply to parents and teachers alone; they are vitally applicable to every life, as they carry with them a contagions sunshine of health, happiness and growth. Still further, if, as so many of the noblest and inost advanced minds of our age believe, we are fast approaching a day which will scientifically demons- tiatc the tremendous truth that this life is the ante-room of an existence of eternal progression, it will lend a deeper significance to our plea for a broad and comprehensive development of a spiritual or tthi cal nature. For such training will mean a life on earth that to a benediction to all whom the truly cultured one comes in contact, and it will be apreparatory training that will enable the unfettered soul to enter the next stage of development erect and with face fronting the morning, instead of maimed, shriveled, and dwarfed, shrinking from the onward moving forces of light, progress, and harmony. When the broader view of eiucation takes possession of the mind of men and women, when it is generally understood that there daily emanates from every life an influence, fragrant and inspiring or depressing if not deadly, we may look for a higher civilization in whuh parenthood wilf be held in a far more sacred regard than now, in which passion will be subject to reason guided by the highest spiritual impulses. Hrutnlltles In Turkish Prl»on». A special correspondent to the London Daily News succeeded a short time ago in obtaining admission to the Turkish prison it Uskub, Macedonia, a town of European fiu-key. Ho found that the building con- :nined 149 cells, which were occupied by 1,811 prisoners, or over 12 to a cell. As a rule the unfortunate victims are sent Jiere to be confined from one to ten years each. But so groat are their sufferings, irising from the barbarity of their keepers and of tho total disregard by the latter of all sanitary laivs, that one rarely outlives ivo years, hi one cell, two and a half I'ards square, the correspondent discovered learly a score of poor wretches panting 'or air and starving for food, having in ihe way of tbn latter nothing but bread and water. The greatest number were stark naked and chained by the ankle and wrist. As if the jailers were unable to inflict •ortures enough on their victims in the lens already described, tho correspondent 'ound a series of underground cells, said o be reserved for the worst prisoners, were, roekinsr in total darkness, were those whom Turkish tyranny had singled out for especial barbarity. In order to force con- essions which would have proved useful io those in power, the aid of the ant is called in. These insects are kept in small juxes for the purpose, and fifty of them ire placed at ono time on tho naked body of the prisoner whom it is desired to tor- ure. It ie also customary to chain men ill day in the scorching sun in such a way hat they are unable to move. The Realm. Arena. We have hardly crossed the threshold of lur investigation, but even in the present tnu-e it seems evident that "ghost" sights and "ghostly" sounds and phantas- ual experiences generally, form part of a urge class of phenomena, for which there s some testimony from all ages, and which ire now forcing an acknowledgment of ,heir existence from the scientific world. Wo can not hope to explain a port com- ilntely until we know the whole. Can we won dimly descry the limits of our own nentation in its entirety? In quite an- 3tlier sense than the poet meant, we move ibout in worlds not realized, and, similar- y, wo who move do not realize ourselves. n the process of evolution, with the in- .reaso ot complexity bstween creature and nvironment, wo aie gaining also an in- :rease of knowledge of their complexity. As in the macrocosm, so in the microcosm, he view is widening all the way; the stars hut once wero interpreted as tho gold leaded nails driven into the dome of a olid firmament have now receded into the tbysmal depths of a limitless evolving leaven; and no more than the eajth is the entro of the universe, may the tiny win- low of sanse-consuiousneSu through which vo daily peep and pry, bo the true measure if the soul of man, _ A; Man of Bis Word. Gilhooly and Gus Do Smith were stroll- ng carelessly past a saloon. After they iad passed twenty steps beyond the mloon Gns De Smith stopped and said: "Let's go back and wet our whistle."! "1 thought you promised your wife not o take a drink," said GilVooly. "No, I didn't make any such fool- promise as that. What I did promise was hat when I came to a saloon 1 would go )net it, and I have kept my promise ike a little man. 1 have passed the saloon, as 1 said I would. Now, let us urn around and get a drink as a reward 'or having kept my promise." Terre Haute Express. It in only natural Jiat the man who is short ihould find no one to look up to him. Goon wives grow fair In the light of lliulr work, especially If they use SAVOUO. It Is « solid rukc uf Scouring Soup. Try it In your next honse-elimnlnij'. _ A Slatesboro, Qu., citizen has a pair of troiiBcru in which ho was married ovtir forty yeari a^o. _ „____ Hi-Hi, easiest to use and cheapest Rao'i Itumedy tor Catarrh. By AruggUU. 60c. Tiiero are In the British Islandt seventy five doctors to each 100,000 labablUnU; ten years , there were only alxty-alx. ly Head is Tired Is a Common Comolalnt Just Now. Both Wllnrf And Body Are Made Strong By Hood's Sarsaparllla FOR SICK HEADACHE, BILE BEANS 1'im.AUBi.riiu, Nov. 11.18W. 1 havo buen troublod with l>llus, brought on, 1 eumiobu, by irreinilurily ot tlio bowelu, uiirt find iitier iiniiiy lUffo'eul reiiuMllun, thai SniUli's liilu Unuiib Is Ilia unly medicine to li» i-eliml uiion •.. • JiS. U. I'owum, 1W (J»u»url» S(. Tvy " HIM5 HE4NS SMAtf (#0 Ifcium in HHU!> l>»ttl»). Vury »»imll— nih.v Io luliii. I'l-lvu of el I luir »Uu, »fo. ,--> : -imv ov vouu JOTHEBS' FRIEND MAMS CHILD BIRTHS IP U8»P BOOK TO "UOTBIB»"WiH.IDarBPI. MU'IKl." BESt'lUATOH »«., *T|.*WT*» tfe ADVICE TO THE ACE D Alfe Vrlwgii l»arB»lUe», »u«l> wt il bowel., wiwrtt (tiawyn *«4 ton-W Jl ' Advertising a patent toedlcine ia the p ettUfff *»* In -which the proprietor of ftemp'i Balsaffl forConghs and Colds does, it Bin dcsd Wonderful. Be authorizes all drug elsH to give those Who call for tt & sample bottle Pro, that they may try It before ptir chasing. The Large Bottles are-SOc. and $1 We certainly would advise a trill. It mn> lave you from consumption. When the *ork of getting ttfftninufae. taring Statistics of Brooklyn \i Wished, that city expects to rank among the Tory first lu the country as a producer of manufacture! gooSt. JIALL'8 CATARRH CURE It A llqnld and It taken internally, and acts directly upon the blood and m neons surfaces Of the system. Send for testimonial*, free. Sold by I F. S. CHENEY <fe CO., FrOpr».| foiedo, 0. ' Gold can be "beaten 1,266 tiroes thinner than printing paper. One ounce At It will cover 146 aqnarg feet PARSNTS you do yonrielvet and yonr children great Injustice if you fall to glfe your children Dr. Bull's Worm Destroyer*. Many little llvef are sacrificed by such neg. lect. . . the Japs administer the oath by cutting the witnesses' finger add taking blood to leal the »«aar.' : BcKcnAtt'* PnAtcnre BMc-tlendncho. If pure milk only were sold In London, It Is estimated that from twenty to thirty thousand more cows would be wanted tn keep up the supply. For washing Jlnnntlt, Dobbins' Electric Soap IS marm'totu. Blankets and woolen* washed with tt look like neat, and there U absolutely no t/irtnktnff. No other Soup iu Ihe world will do such payed -work. Give U a trial not». The current year has already witnessed the burning of sit theatres, half of this amount being in Germany. GOOD litTCIC BEACHED THEM* ley Invested |1 and Are Now |14,DOD Uetter CHS <^" "Come right In and I will tell yon nil about It," said Mrs. Mary Sherman, of 807 I'lnu street, with a happy smile last evening to a Jlerala reporter. The latter had called to learn the truth ol the report that William Carles, who boarded there, Imd held one-lwunttuth of tli'hi-1 No. (12,601, which won the lir»t eapUal prize of JSOO.OOO lu The Louisiana Slnlo Lottery. "Mr. Carles la not at Inline, but I cnn Id,' yon all," said Mrs. Bliurumn, in a tone which, although quiet, hnd an eager ring to It. "I am entitled to half," the continued, •for I played with Mr. Carlos aud we made that agreement." 'This IB the fourth time I have Invested my money In The Louisiana Stale Lottery," said Mrs. Sherman, "bnt It will not be the mst. I want you to say fur me Hint I am thoroughly sallslled that the company t> nn hoiiust onu." When asked what they were goliur. to do with tho money Mrs. Slicrnmn *iild: "Oh, ,we have Ihut all nrran^ud. 1 Itiivo it Im.'irdlrt? house here, but I inn troln^ ii dUchiiri^e alliny houi-ilur* fn-inorro\V uiul close up the house. Next U'cilnvsilny inoi-n !i>£ Mr. (Juries nnd iny*i-lf niul husbnm- liMivi 1 fur liurupe on an oxumdcir tour. W. ivill visit my hlrthplari;, llolffliiiii. then Jlr Curies' iilil home, at Brussels. From HUM'. wu 1511 to Germany, whore my husbund'- mother lives. Atl'iii-U WL> will roninln som>- time huToro returning} to Philadelphia." 1 Whi'ii she return.? from Euro a 1 . Mr* Shurinun will a^iiln tnkc l;..-tnli;r-, niul Mr Curltis, although rather > -..ilril niul ulnlcd whuli the news of his (ft»-.l I'lirliuia-rciirlieil him, Is not too proud to ».>r!t. He says Uiul upon his return ho Inlun.N u-ojn^lnto hunt- neas.— rUladtlpMa (I'n.) lin-ahl, Au/{Uit 1. Copyright, IBM. All on one side — the offer that's made by tlio proprietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Romedy. It's 8500 reward for an iiciir.iblo case of Catarrh, no mat- ier how bad, 'or of how long standing. They mean what they nay; they're renponsible, and the offer lias been made for years. It'a all on your sido—you lose your catarrh, or you're paid $500 for keeping it. But it's safe fo'r them, too—they know you'll be cured. Dr. Sage's Remedy produces perfect and permanent cures of Chronic 1 Catarrh in the Head, as thousands can testify. "Cold in the Head" is cured with a few applications. C.atarrhal Headache io relieved and cured as if by magic. It removes offensive breath, loss or impairment of tho sense of taste, smell or hearing, watering or weak eyes, and impaired memory, when caused by the violence of Catarrh, as they all frequently are. ' Remedy sold by flrncTilists, 50 cents. Both the tofttdod iad fttfnttft *b.*ft ByrupofPigsi8tekon;itiflJ)lea*alit tod refreshing to the taste, tod ftct» Livef and Bowels, cleft&sea th6 tyfc tern effectually, dispels cold*, head- tehee and fevers and cure* habitual Constipation. Syrup of Figs ti th» Obty remedy of ite kind ever bro- duced, pleasing to the) tafite Aftd *«• Ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial in itt effects, prepared only front the tnotf healthy and agreeable substances, its ttany excellent qualities commend it td all and Lav« made) it the most pontiW remedy kno^a. Syrup of Figs ia foi sale iti Bftd fend |i bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand -will f70> cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it Do not accept itute. any suhstitu CALIFORNIA F/9 SYIWP C& 8AH FKAHOISOO, CAL, UmsvntF. /re. ttFw YOU*, a.t. DR. OWEIST'S ELECTRIC BELT ___ WSW'REI.EOTRC OA1 VAN 10 BODY- BSU AAD bUClEHBORX *lt All Btxmmttlt Ce». nd H« TOUI iebtlitj, ijli, Kidmj ZllBMei, Ntrannuu. Trtmlltag, 8»<al X* Wtitfnff of aiimttoni 1> ELECTRIC INSOLES.. * Jlnonn Elrotrlo Tru«« and Ball Combined. Sni »«. nomiB for nit hii»t'd bn,k, Ml punt, whlgk will ki tntyoo(npltlnit.lt«tnTtlor« tmllnDtblVpgptr. ttStnt OWEH KI.EOTRIO BEIT & APPI.IAHOB CO. 306 North Bnrailnny. ST. LOUIS, MO 830 Broadway, MBW YOKK OlTT. WM. FITCH & CO., 102 Oeroormi UnlMIng, WMhtngtoi, O. a PENSION ATTORNEVS ofor«r 35 jentV eximrlence, Succeiafalljr pro peartloo* and clfttm* of wit kinds In thort««c POM tlino. ty~KO VKK UNLKBS SUCCESSFUL. NEW PENSION LAWS. Tim J>lnn1>lllly and I>fti>«u<liuit Mill bu becomaftlnw. Write me nt onca for btrmk application and A oopr of »Ami», nliloh will bs sent roa tree oi «harge. A. «. 1>U lli,l«, WoMilnglon, 1). P., »"• Thouuinde ENTITLED na- iler Ihe NEW AO7 Immedlulel, (or ] J. tt. C'lt.tl.t.Bd! <.'<>" "fABmtioio'y, D. q Ni;\VLA\V. m,CU> Kltlm, widow* I nnJ relative! eulitled. .Aptly ' once, Ulaijki anil iititruotloDs free, <t CO., Ally'i, Wiuhlngton, D. O. Ilnl,U. Tlieonlr oertnln •nil' env cure. l)r. J. L *, I<Qbunon, Ohio. N EW PENSBON LAW. THOUSANDS N01V KHrlTUSIl WHO HAVK NOT UKliN KNTlTl.Hl). Addrail for form, fnr application anil full Information WM. W. DUDLEY, I.ATB COMMISSIONER OV I'KNSIONS, Attornav at Law, WiiHiiliigtou, 1>. O. (Mftntion thi. paper.) Anewtnethodoreomnoundlni SURE CURE for PILES, nod HllPklM DIjM>a*e*. B*nd 8 2u- P!* .?Mh_Boiiklfa Sold _by . «U SrndS 2u-»tAmp»forFr»#M»* pRKefc rn u-»Amp»orr»#»* onkTfO Sold by all Ilruffirliti and bT O , I d Jlaodofpli St., ti.lwTPrle.5oi 1 . 98 CI5NT. LYt 1'mvtlereil nnd Perflnued (PATENTED) Tlie strongest undfiirest Ly» innrle. Will make thu beat I -erftimed Hard Soup in 20 iniiuites without boiling. It if the best for disinfecting sinks, closets, drains, washing Ijotlles, barrels, paints, etc. PENNA. SALT IffFQ CO, Gen. Agta., 1'hila., Pa. Reduced 16 to £5pouod«|i«r lem horuu , 6c. for circuluiH fttid tChtinioiilalti. Addrcea, lilt. 0. W. V, tiNYltElt, .113 HU.U 8t.. Cblu^Vl. ELY BROTHERS, 88 Warren S^New? h) be done Ou^hb stands ^r nothing*.' The house oughM-o be cleane , CO Pv«,^;!^ wihh Sapq//o.Tryace.ke!nyour next- house-cled.nin^ and be convinced T, no excuse for a dirty house or greasy. kitchen. Better clean them in the old way than not at all ; but the modern and sensible way is to use SAPOLIO on paint, on floors, on windows, on pots and pans, and even on statuary. To be ignorant of tha uses of SAPOLIO is to be behind the age. P ISO'S BJtMBDV FVH t'ATAKKH.-Best, liwlest to u*. Cheapest. Belle! (a Immediate. 4 cur* >s tertailn. For Cold In Ore Head It h*a no equal. . . CATAR tttoj* ,»_im»u.partlclej» »prtled to ttv* OlnUnmt, el which a im»H particle la MM, top? JSeW by Amxs\eta or Mat by 4«bnw. B. T£ tUornvrm. TM (jitteat M«Ju'i:>t in tfie (f ortd in j,< ISM^H J)H. ISAAC TIIOI\I]'SON'S CELEBKATED EYE-WATER Tltfa urtloJw U a carefulljr pi-e^ar^d pliyflluJun'i' IT« •orlutlou, mid ha* been iu aoutitaut uso for uearly ' jenfurj, There ore few dlfte&we* to wjilcli luuakini »r« mujeot more (Uatreantng than pore eyea, ftud none, perhttpi, for wbtob tnora rtunedlea hnye bepp tried wuhoul- tuocess. For ull •zternttl influDimatloi •f tba eyei it i« «D tutt.lUbl» remedy. If the dtreo- ilom are followed It will never full. We partlonurlj invite the attention of phyntoUni to Hi merit*. Foi * oaf"" dru - w " 1 '" 1 '°-*- N - lu -?- H » OMl ' BOl) ' BQN * e ruffgUl , H7Y. I preicrlbe »nd tnllfn dorae nig U «> tba only spocltio lor the certwa curl F tills dlnr , Amatetdiini, We have BOW Bl( Q !•«* ' oiiiny lven EDtlOIl P. mn, und'lt bw tbe best ot i*tl» 81.00. 11.PVOHB4CO. ohio«ao, n — '• HALF RATES -^r-TO fW- fiUWG REGIONS WIST, W1WW, NOBTHWIST. • •'•- EVERY PERSON. f ilmplo, natural mcttiod, ttia dlncovery oft , noted French chlropodllt. A lady writes: "1 ' have uicd two puckagos of PEl>INK, aiw j the remit U wonderful. I wwr a N» i |tM I now with cnio. although heretolbrenqulriuf t a laree 8. It Iiai exceeded my moat langulpi I expooUtlonB." If you are Intereated In «u|j|? l j.!l!i4 for free HluitrHed. panp] THE PEBINE CO.. 268 BROADWAY. NEW SoWirrj, WM •>« CLAIIWl nmil«r V9T I'jrfntuBciii] for blank! , , caflonuHiiilliiforiiiHlioii. Vatrlok Agent. W»«Uliigtoii. i>T V. F MONKV, , PISSBIOH, OWIM AMP wrry H. D. Money, IM y«»ri WirnVwr ol Cg» A. A. freamim, » year* Ain't P. S, Att' "

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