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Algona, Iowa
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fVfJS'jSfST 1W THE 4. t- ti-'i"»» ' F % s - J jtqlNiM. AlOOM, IOWA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1890. THE ttU AND HOUSEHOLD KfsffSBr, ndun. TIif» t« the t>liic«—thn trionhtitln i>4y IB wild and ftferii itnfl qrnnil. A* when the Lion hold 1(19 ic«y That barced hl« .motherland, Long years find chufiK<! mul enfthnnrike shock H»CB wronght upon tho scone. whera onco thei soa woven litmiort the rock Are mentlow minis grown jrreon; Hot Oot» still Iboinn vast ntiil «ray Trthirta ma setting mm, , And Will tho tnolitilnlns bar tho ivay, And hvory way but one: The Bnlphnr spring still lamo and flow Along Ilin foifglililll side, 4.iifl far nil Otlil-ys Veiled In snow Seos whore tllo Bjmrtan died. Thorn l» a spirit Imiini.s tho place whcro mighty daerla wore dnrad, THoiitfh tltno and chnnRo Imvo loft no trace, And not n grave bo spared! And climbing tin ihogfnssylilll Wljorfl Spnftft'g Uon stood, The heart still answers to tho thrill That marks tho horo mood, Aiid an I road the imfjo again, That qillcltoils from Hie dust Tho tnleof thoHB thfoo linmlrod men who died to keep their trust, I know tlio dm tvns not yat lost That notrod my younger ago^- Thoshildow of nn ongle crossed, And fell nlong my pnjjol Murray's Afagnzlno. OI J BA.XtNGS. The latest invention of musical Germany is a mechanical conductor, a figure that beats with tho greatest accuracy any desired time, A very ingenious instrument has lately appeared for showing tho velocity und pressure .of tlm wind. The effect is produced by the ri4ng or falling in JovBl of niercury in a trough, It is stated that tho firmness of paper sized with rosin increases by storage owing to the fact that the ro*in in tho paper undergoes an operation of. hardening by exuos- ure to tho iiir. The yew tree seeds and leaves have lately boon made of use in tlio shape of un oily product called taxine, which solidifies on cooling and possesses! considerable narcot properties. A lignite sujrar refinery ha* been esta ishod in Philadelphia for utilizi 'black strap, 11 tho refuge of moltiss Hitherto thm substance has been used omlnng rum, but the product hau alwa boon in excess of tho .demand. The invo tors cliiim that the process will revo/utio wo the sugar industry. It is clarili through pulvemod lignite. . The influence of tight collars in imp • ing the circulation in tho head by prensii on the jugular vein is well known to mi ary Burgeons with the troops in Indi but tho bad effects of such pressure cooler climates bare been demonstrated b tne observations of Prof. Froster of 13ro hiu, who states that throe hundred case have como under his notice in which tl eyesight, has been affuctod by the distti banco of the circulation caused by woai ing collars that were too small. A series of observation for a hundre consecutive days was made at the top o the Eiffel tower on the velocity of th ttt a time when it in wot expedient to allow it to burn out, throtfa piece of zink in the stove and the fire will gfo out almost like magic. J Should soot fall on the carpet at any tittle cofer it with common salt, then sweep it up, and no stain will be left. When the turkeys are picked in the fall, save all the tail and wiag feathers for brushes. Put all the tail feathers by themselves. Take a large needle threaded with strong black thread and string the feathers evenjrVt .Select those of nearly equal length, and which point in the same direction (those from right and left wing point differently) to go together, jut onough. for one btush on each thread. Dry thoroughly, then roll them into shape sewing them together as you go. Finish the ends with a bit of. bright cloth as it cover and a loop of braid to lmn§ t 1 e tush by, and you have a good, durable wnsh for many Uses. If the butter seerhs a little "of color" when churned in summer, let it stand in ,he light in a cool place for two or three murs, and no butter color will be needed. fit is alwayp light-colordd, the fault is Tllfe BtAttCH. S. B. JWLAKOJS. Whftt nte they seeklftg. what etifnltl quert Is theirs, that, like the ever wiinderlng Jew, Thev flea the calmef hmintsot pefleefnirest,' what are they seeking, something strange and fhey may not find It, yet they ceiigeles* go, wearing the ptones awa? tieneiith their feet. Think they, ns thns they hurry to ttnd fro, That happiness will come their steps to meet? If each h'lfl fnvorlto phnntom has In view, If forluhe t beckons some, and some ilope cheers, A ghostly army must be marching throneh,— A silent, dnrk brigade of hopes and fearsl Pftle, saddened faces greet the eye nnd go— • Faces yon might have teen In Iroiibjed dreams: On others rests a falrjind cheerful glow; OJ all their mocras you catch but paeslnc gleams, A mystic captain lends; you hear no voice; ' 2"No mnsket butt rings on tho trampled pave; The endless army seems to have no choice Between unbroken marching and the grave. AT TltE MASQtrnADJE. . -„. -„ ...„.„„.„.„. It was at tlje masquerade-ball. He had isually with the cows, and cannot be feme- come as Ihgomar, she as Parthenia. He died, except by artificial coloring. had graduated from Harvard only June ttings from old suspenders, or even cur- P revi . ou . s ', and as he was accustomed to ! " ' make excellent hangers for S rP end lus Cation with, hla tami| y in e 1U1 Europe or on the seaboard, he had scarce- h ° U ' 80 " 1 am rings, aiders. An old sewing-machine frame with a •idq board on lop, makes an acceptable roning Stable. If needed for no other event of his home-coming, so not only was he a comparative stranger but few recognisable, faces were masked n view. The accident of the lostun.e ?d him his first dance with fortune had given him the . .aily removed for washidg. If the cloth IN drawn under tho board and tacked on the under side, there will be ho danger of catching lace or trimmings in the tacks. I hero should be a bag fastened under the i. , table tor holder* of cloths, and paper for t( 19 muol l- cluanina thn inniK. Tlm ™-iinir> „,,,„ i,« plicity or cleaning the irons. Tho whole may be covered with a neat cloth when not in Uhe. If there is any unpleasant odor to kero- He did not know her and scarcely oared to. She danced well and seemed satis- to give him as many numbers as he chose. She talked pleasantly and not He was pleased with the sim- her manner. She MS tfnrJe'f the slfah&ley itoaginat'ivS infltfenae of the ma&quef ade. Pet haps it WR8 just-this very dreftni influence that pleased htm so, for is^not all friendship all pai-sipn, a dream ? Certain it was that as they sat together, stnmgera though they were, there was a perfect understanding between them, &o perfect indeed, that for" a long time neither spoke hof wished to apeak. He had been watching the gay movements of the quadrille.' The motley dancers in the parlors beneath wove in and out in Ji turmoil of movement and color. He felt peculiarly isolated among so much mirth and gaiety.. A stranger in a strange, land is not half so lonely as a stranger in the home of his people. At last, as if recalling his fancies, he said, fixing his gaze on her mask, "I am so glad that 1 came aslngomar." She was listening but did not mind his words. Peihaps it was tho rich strength of ( his voice that cajght her ear. ."Because, don't you see, my costume privileges me to devote myself to Parthenia/' She bowed her head for pleasure. He fancied he could see a heightening of SEDAN. the Interesting- Stof.t of ft Bl-ave Fight Uiiclef the Most Hopeless Cifctttilstances. Ffeiich Soldier J- Held a House Ap-lnst German Troops Until the Last Cartridge Was Expended, which had" . two great nations, tillage cemetrey. of the contest arid •^""it-.V.ftuV little distance, then tast» n f J"tte and niuskete, now vefe 8™ by treps Nature had, with h« kifidly, i ing 'indifference, obliterated all fctfa the terrible struggle which a sedW Of S ago convulsed mid-Europe. 1 't friends withayoum? woman who of for me the grille of the cemef « The Middled Walls of the Building Attest to the Heroie Bravery of the freiichraell. The small two-storied house, on the gabl end of which is the notice in large letters A la derniere cartouche; Mitsee cle liazeil las t was held by tt handful Of men agains the German troops during two long sum color even beyond her velvet mask. How- mer da - vs : 1"? 9 nl y ^ <}a ttl8 1 , asfc cartridge ever, she remained silent, and he went was sp ? nt dulthe gallant little stronghole on( surrender, says a writer in Cornhill. Al "And yet there is a subtle feelinu of ?, roi V} d S6da P' bufc ch . i , e , fl y in the valle y ot sorrow in the thought that it is Intro- • , ^ as ?< P ° os e te « lljlfi days were passed mar and not myself that you have favor- m " ltter battle i tlnt « wu811 tllls tiny forted." ress was reduced tho emperor of the ed Her gaze still seemed to pass through him and beyond. She hai th° air of emperor " rencl gave hi nisei E up as a prisoner, speaking from the shadow of a dream. • No, she said quietly, "I have enjo»- ed the dances very much. You are like an °' d f"end;of mine." Aftor a while she l^KPfl. llrt V/AII ntm« fn«irt.. _._.. lit _l'rt» Second Empire was at an end, and a bril liant chapter in the history of France was eniov I """"-"• '^ ne v alor of the French and .- J *" I the forbearance of the Germans must forever excite our admiration. The elderly laked, "Do you over fancy'yotirse'lf' differ-1 woman to whom la derniere cartouche bo- ent, do you ever feel as you used to in the '°"& 3 > an d who resides on the ground years f goneby? I have'felt all the evening! r ^ h ? r prottiy dau S h ter, did not floor with I even hint Speaking generally, the velocity o ntro ft rtvi . IIT.I LI i-K ...««. i 1 . •. 11 wind. that elevation was thre'e average greater than nearer „..„ BIUUI1U Muohot tho diminution of force and snoec is no doubt duo ' " ' ' times in "th the ground y. nouses ami other objects near the surface ot tho oiirta, Tho ob-ierwitions nreseu many curious details as to the variation, nl various times of tho tiny and night, duo to change of tempen»turu. Horr Silas, an Austrian inventor, has brought out a shell, or odus. containim, oil to bo fired by ships iu bad weather, in order to calm tha waves around, or rather i ahead of -them. It consists of a wooden cylinder about half a moire long and nixtv- / £wp millimetres in external diameter. The holder is lined inside with shellac, to keep y 110 oil from penetrating tho wood. Tlio / shell aslo curries u phosphido of calcium Vt Wll °" flret:l fr°"! a mortar provid- r ,,ocl tor the purpose, the light discovers its position, twid tho oil displaced by the water cheda i|, h «lf over the surface of tho son. Jixjwriments were iw.enfiy made with it at Gave, Loriont, and elsewhere, an.H it was found that in some twelve minutes alter the obus fell the water was calmed over aciicular space' of about nine imndrtid square metres. owing to of suds', and let thum como to a boil; move from the stove and clean them thoroughly with a feather and an old tooth-brush. Be sure that the wick runs As they danced together it was as if they moved in a dream. In the gay ladies in bright costume?, in the straiiKO jumping of the garments of all ages and re- sime lamps when burning, it is usually ^tov^ b ±l 6li r^^^ scovem a.bnsm| gether, and thus to bd alone. In the mystery of her presence he forgot himself and his isolation, content with the thought that for tho inomemt there was harmony between them. Often ears gone by? I bave'felt all the evb.,i,,«, ,-,,.- - - s if I were living my girlhood again." eve n lunt at any excess or outrage, or "Yes, sometimes," he said, "as I 'used ?m 6n Vlolence > on . tne P 1 ^ of the Germans, to feel when I was happiest and most light . ? ro waa no bitterness in her tone, nor hearted." ' in the word or manner of any of the per- She seemed pleased at this and repeat- sons to wllom J spoke—a fact as creditable od, "1 have enjoyed our dances very ?,?,- th ,° 1co ?1° ei ; ors &? to the conquered. milfh " l i I11H ifiritr tifer unnitro/r i-nn ^\ir/i« *-(-,« munrt.-. a burying place of hartWi petofjl spoi where the gfavel path rt bordefid by the ample graves of tbeisfligli 1 borme peasants, decorated) as is UsQftl^ift France, with iron crosses and bead wreaths. Yet. flowers, were hot wanting") here was a thick bed of fofgebffle-nots, there a mass of the same flowei- ( but all white's one grave grew a few roots of non dark pansy; appropriate flowers-iifS m'oubliez penseea. I' walked doWn the path to the mamoJeum 'of heroes. I cfttne firsL t, aii olielwk erected to the .memory of five hundred Bavarians svho fell oft tlm field; beyond it is a stone crypt, to the roof of which one can ascend by_ steps ofa either side Then I read an inscription' telling that three thousand men, French much. This lady _first showed me over the inusee, !« pressure by the aid of pair of uasors, a large horse-shoa nail, or other flat, surface. If it is necessary to use the old wick, wash it in hot suds, rinse and dry, then iron flat, and it' will be nearly as good as now. Wash the lamp, both inside and out, fill with fresh oil, and will find the odor gone, unless tin •" defective. id in the first hour of inter- induced to touch on heart- II friendship could not, you arc that elicit. Once she seemed was. 'You have been to college—to Harvard'? she said, as they were dancing a 'And I may have the waltz after the un- Mi , ro . olu ln wl "ch tlre preserved all the masking?" ho said, smiling at the naivette debrls tomul on tno battlefield—a curious of her remark. "Because, you see as vet V y of ^. le P ath etic and ludicrous. I have only known Parthenia. And! too V :er6 ,i lre , kepiB< tlnct the heads which wore linvn pninvorl r>,-,r. ,!„„„„„ i> ' them lie close at hand in the cryot; there No 1 shall nre muslfets > and the' fingers which wield- led them, stiffened in the death-clutch, have enjoyed our dances. She shook her head slowly. go home beforf unmasking. and German, were buried under the' turf on which they died, and that now their bones, exhutned and gathered together lie exposed to view in this building, I came down the steps and passed through an iron gate. A passage of about a hundred feet in length, airy and well-lighted, runs from end to end; on either side, shut in by iron railings, are. compartments vhere, on the stone floor, lie the bones of ;he three thousand, A passage is left up ,he middle of each compartment, and on iach side is a double row of skulls flanked >y the innumerable other bones once gov- rned by those ghastly skulls, I did noj ount what I have called the "compai inents," but I thirk there must be twel' in all. Oi the right they are.filled wiL French remains; on the left with German* f The corpses were left seven years beneath, the sod; then exhumed anil" consigned toV this crypt, where they lie in regular order/ first skulls, then arm-bones, leg-bones, ribs, and alUhe unclothed fr.tnie-OTrk of poor humanity. to question who he quadrille. FAU He looked at her inquiringly. For lie fancied lie recognized her Snmoof tho \Vundui-8 of loolnnd'a Stvungo iKllllldH. •Murray's Mnijiiziiio. There is no country in the known world vhere volcanic eruptions -have been so umeroiw as in Iceland, or have been in-oad over so largo a surface. No p:irt olio isle is wholly tree from the murks of olcanic agency, and it may bo truly called in abode of subterraneous heat. Vesuvius s dwarfed into insignificance by^the twen- Tho Art of J The art of entertaining lies largely ii not enlortmiiing too much. Tho tact to leave a guest to follow his own devices and yet to fool that he is surrounded by delicate thoughtfiiliiuss for his welfare, i's d very desirable gift, but is one, too, that can bo to u great extent cultivated. If guest finds an earthly ii, t, lu library, and lovos to sut and read or write, and browso among books quite at his oivn , sweet will, it is not tho part of tact to dras -Jam- out to play lawn tennis or croquet. Jf ho is not a pedustrain by nature or grace, it is the reverse oil entertainment to iii- yito him on long walks, however interesting the scenery or pleasant the object. On the other hand, the guost. too, may well cultivate a reasonable indcppiidunco, nnd it ho has his little private tads and dcsiro-, carry.them out hurnilossly, without im- prcs>iug his entertainm* into service, llo may like to go to a curtain church, or go to au early service, or make a call,or attend a lecture, or a dozen other things in which tho hostess feels no real interest; and if ^ she accompany hor truest it is merely for verv ? om ' tuH J'> and very likoly at tho cost of some Quart fJ 10011 .™'" 1 "!*- , P">™ is no reason why WUait the visitor should not pursue his own way ft ....nre in these personal Iastca, KO far; as can b'o Q i done without absenting himself conspicuously trom tlio household circle, and both i ami will enjoy each other's and, in 1875. has been computed to con- win 31,000,000,000 of cubic feet, while the Vgest eruption of Vesuvius on rocord, lat of 1794, only throw out 780,000,000 of ibic tent of lava. Somo of the Icelandic a kes are iuiatura aters rise from, bases green with a prolific owh oE angelica and grasses. Even in ic Ijosom of the tea, oil tlie coast, there re hidden volcanoes. About the end of iinuary, 187.3, flumes wore observed rising Tom the sea about 30 miles off Cape jykjanos; they lasted several months un. a terrible eruption commenced 200 les a\vay in the interior, when they dis- peared. A few years ago rocks and is- s omoiyod from the sea in this place, other volcanic feature is the Solfatara leys, pianos studded with a number of ow, cane shaped hillocks, from whose js jets of steam ascend. In other places r mud issues from the ground six _ t feet into the air, as iu Now Zealand. Standing' on tho feeble crust where literally, firo and brimstone are in incessant action, having before your eyes terrible proofs of what is going on beneath you, enveloped in vapors, your ears stunned with noises, is a strantro sensation. As to the hot moment I voice. "No," he answered, as he took her hone in the grand right-and-left. Then, regret ing even a masquerade falsehood, or per haps, with his vanity aroused to know why she had thought him to be a college man, .lie waited until thny were togeth or again, and asked the reason for the question. "Nothing," she repled softly. "Only I once had a friend at Harvard, a very dear friend." • • "This is such a distinctive misfortune ho remarked, with a touch of smilin^ irony. ° She seemed sadder and more thoughtful, and did not reply. His curiosity was Possibly lie was touched with m , ay now be She arose, and they descended to the hall. His heart was filled with delie^ t , es ' iero are s ^°rd at Jier presence. Already he had con- ' CHSes ' medals and or ed aeildsbl - '- She wass l ' an " 1 a few unstrung """ »""*,7 "v »T uw OUG11, II O.UW UllablUllg bones; there are swords, bayonets, mitraiP "I once lived in he She shook her head and was silent "I.knew Ethelbert Perry and Earle Marvin. She was startled. "Yes," she replied, after a moment's hesitation. "Mr. Perry is engaged to a Miss Craig, and Mr. Marvin is now in JiiioroDO." He now bit his lips in perplexity. Yet why need he seek to discover who sha was? fcHowever, she seemed dissatisfied. "You know Mr. Marvin she asked: He laughed consciously. "Yes, I have hoard ot him. Ho was a wild harum- scarum fellow, well known iu his class but a groat prig." ."Had ho many friends?" she asked wistfully. r .,," At , first sight people liked him. then he demanded abruptly, "Did you know him," "No," she answered, after . — v >-*"• "viL. She was so simple and graceful that it seemed as if ho had always known her.' Tho thought i her going filled him with tender regret. Ihe quadrille had ended. It was but a moment before the unmasking. 'Gome," he said. "You say you have really preferred myself to Ingonmr; can't you give me just this one last dance? The r »\ vou «now were scarcely my own." •i-1' i, sai r slle ' " the unmasking would 8p ?i I i T i Let us part unacquainted." Now, what shall I believe?" he burst one with pretended pique. "It is I not Ingonmr; and vet the unmasking would spoil it all!' The waltz music .the dancers threw aside their crosses once worn on Zouaves, of lics of Francs-tireurs; i t>i ' Uhlans, a rifle began masks American make, which must have been carried by some volunteer from the great continent. A SOLID BUT NOT TATTEKED UNION JACK belonging to t'ue English ambulance corps, and telling of the part taken by England 1 11 ct-ftiei-t-i-If\- n .-,n«A ™J.' _t ; i_. _ i in r,., , "' "W41..V uucij. UJtLSHS. Ihere was a burst of murmurs and laugh- te'^tM regret of disappointment and the In the confusion He laughed for hand and broke into the "No, 1,0! she cried, tossing her head and surprise ot recognition, she drew nearer to him. joy, seized her dance. Do from his arm. Jet me go! ' "Oh, you must He laughed again. She was entrancing n her despair Howev«r, he was forced reluctantly to loose his hold. HHTJ was a quiver in her voice, "I am ranlc, she said " I must go. It is neither vou nor Ingomar. Your presence has been the spell of a long-lost friendship. It an last but an hour. I would not dispel it \ ou cannot understand. Oh, leave me mv dream! J ..w-fi w f 8 ravishing in her emotion. Without this one favor," he pleaded, ^w » , l )resenc e is a dream to me " . No she said, turning her face from him, "I must pro." ,^ .- — .,..,, Uli. VV-i tl Bilfi'll hesitation. Then she added, "I have i.,,1,,1 H~~ r- 1 . S ?'A lls ' s ' U !° so in S fi y k -1 "oanl he was very popular.'"'" jadal, though not ot the most magnificent "Pshaw, no," ho replied, with a nervous •"" - "-" ' laugh, "Oh, well, yes, at first sight, said,.but he got many rebuffs. Did you are perhaps the most curious among the numerous phenomena of this sort in Iceland. On entering Hie valley you see columns of vapor ascending from irts f it, cef ttil company all the better by 'treating tbem- \selyos to intervals and interludes of soli- tui.'e or separation. A guest doiinitelv in- tr his guest doiinitoly iu- (or a diiliuito period has uvory reason Sins welcome assured; to foel that oy t ld sh There is a number of apertures in a sort of platform of rock. The water h 212 degrees Fahrenheit, nnd it rises two or throo foot, into the air. A riym- flows through tlm vallov, in tho midst of which a jet of boiling"water is- snas with dolonco from a rock raised but i. tow foot above tho ico cold water of the •ivor. Not far from this is the grotto or Java ot Suat, which is so largo that no one las penetrated to its inner and. hi form- ng these scenes iiaturo seems to have do- sorted all her ordinary operations and to lave worked only in combining the most ernhcextromos which her wbwors nin wmmancl. Nor is she yet silent. After the lapse of ages the lire of the volcano still hursts out among tlio regions of oter- mil«u)\v, and tln> impetuous UumdcriiK' of the geysers continues to disturb the still- HOSH of tho surrounding solitude. Making Tobiioco , ever hear the story othi> different ]3oaril\vain? She . was an opera singer who was so fascinated with the way he played foot-ball that she paid him much attention. He went to her reception the green-room, tho night of the proud of the honor. howowsr, in victory Whon he got there O'Leery, Ditcher of the Boston "A ery few smokers realize the extent of tho (Inmiigc done to the mouth, heart and novos by tobacco," says a well known filiytuciiiii iii the Pliihule.lphia Jnquircr who had just returned from tho Berlin ^enceisajoyto his" hostess i. eiseT ieSa^Kml '^vo^hTof rondermg tobacco entirely harmless without destroying its aroua. The method was discovered by Dr. Gantrelet of Vichy and it should l,o regarded as a priceless boon to smokers. It consists of a small piece of cotton wool steeps, in a , indeed, why should sho have solicited it? I his entente cordial taken for grunted, thi minor details will easily adjust themselves and will fal out ail the better for mutual freedom. The guest will bo put at his entire ease to sue that his presence ia not interfering at all with tlio natural Hfn and daily demands of his hostess; to feel that she pays him tho compliment of bBliovintr him a rational being full of his own resources, and not in the least dependent on jf- °??f W F rs . oml1 presence. Tho most delightful thing in the world is to establish one s mends in one's home, and soe that the guest IB supplied with every comfort and surrounded with all duo attention and then enjoy the mutual freedom of easy intercourse, together when mutually con- yeuient, each, meanwhile, feeling the charqiiug souse of the near ureseucj mid close sympathy.— American Cultivator. tyiuts From Kvvry-Uny Uxporleuco. liurnl New Vovkor. It the chimney or stove-pipe catchns firs nine, was ahead of him. and she turned him over to one of her chorus girls to be entertained. Ho never neard tha last of it trom tho fellows, and in the future confined himself to Cambridge society. That is tlio way it always was. Ho was a good deal of a flunkey. He caught his breath as if to assure him- celt that he had not said too much. They wore standing on the outskirts of the ilance, and ho made haste to take her hand am, break into tho waltz. Ho was sorry that ho had mentioned the subject at all and did his best to efface the impression' bhe danced very well. As often happens with girls of her restrained disposition, sho became strangely impulsive with tho excitement of motion. Whpji they im Trw»™ I up. it was lithelbert Perry "Masks off," he shoutod.'and seizing one in each hand, tore them from their races. ."Hello, Marvin!" he exclaimed in surprise, when did you come home?" Then turning, he said, "Why, .May! Why " y — —„..—.., PFJ.JIJJ tiJoy ceased and went together into the conservatory, .-he was beaming with ,y' ploasaut " she exclaimed. 1 were a girl r t i ... didn't you tell me— . A moment Miss Craig gazed on Marvin's discovered features, tlwn her face blanched and she leaned against the wall like on who sees a ghost. "May, Miss Craig! Oh, I thought must be you .'"Marvin burst out in de igbt. 'Now I demand the waltz, it mus 00 llllJlGt But their masks were off, and the witchery was gone. Perry was aghast, still holding the masks in his hands. He looked at Marvin in mute surprise and at Miss Craig in mute reproach. Marvin was dazed the realization of what had passed. 011B was choking with emotion, and her eyes were filled with tears. ''Good-night, sir," she said at last. Marvin picked up her handerthief from he lloor, and stood motionless, ihem assend tho stairs. Tho next morning he received r t read as follows: "DRAII EAIIN: It seems that we must i subtle intimc ^^ ., J.m.ovHl''- 1 'or,i- .,.,-l,X back the thous the struggle—a part of charity and mercy. ]|also several mitrailleuses, deadlv instruments of destruction. They are frames of iron, but eight inches square, from which twenty cartridges can be fired at the same moment. Of the attack brought to bear on this little house the marks both inskie and outside are very evident. There are holes in the outer walls into which one could plunge one's list, and small round spots through which single bullets passed. That such a mere cottage could have been held for two days fills one with wonder and admiration. Ihe old guide gave inn much information, and replied most intelligently to my questions. She told me that at the war she was,living with her children then all quite young The whole of the first of the memorable two days JJiey took refuge in cellars. I asked if the Germans kept up the siege during the night. She said ".No; firing ceased at five o'clock and recommenced at daybreak. These two days were August 31 and September 1 As soon as hostilties ended on August 31 this poor woman, with her children, and also all the non-combatants of the village fled.on toot to the Belgian fronter—-a flight ot sixteen kilometres. Nine miles is not a great distance, but to the - old and the feeble, to the women and the children it must have appeared interminable. The homeless, unhappy, bewildered cavalcade set out in the dusk of the summer evening and cou d not have arrived much' before Wouiun Writers, In an article in the October Century, on "Women in American Literature." Miss Helen Gray Come says: "The irresponsible feminine free lance, with her gay dash at all subjects,'and her alliterative pen name dancing in every melee like a brilliant pennon, has gone over into the more appropriate field pf journalism. The calmly adequate literary matron of all work is nn admirable type of the past, no longer developed by tne new conditions. The articles of the late Lucy M. Mitchell on scripture, and of Mrs. bchuyler von Rensselaer on art and architecture; the historical work of Alartha J Lamb and of the lamented Mary L. Booth' the latter also an indefatigable translator;' the studies ot Helen Campbell in social science; the translator of Harriet Waters •ireaton—these f ew examples are typical ot the determination and concentration of woman s work at the present day We notice in eaoa new issue of a roagui'ne the - well-known specialists: Miss Thomas given, herself to the interpretation of tare in prose as verse; 'Olive Tho Miller to the loving study of bird life Mrs Jackson, the most versatile of Jatm writers possessed the rare combination versatility and thourouglmess in s measure that we might almost copy H !ey Coleridge's saying of Harret Mortine and call her a specialist about ever»™ but her name will be associated ' earnest presentation of the Are (he Oceans Disappearing? At l r S meeti ^ of .^Fr en eh the neutral frontier, clothes they stood in, They a note. lave had some subtle intimation of each other « presonc-i. last night, that brought 'hts of those su-nmer times. "Oh, ngaiii -------^vj,»...i w O 01* 1U per cent, solution ot pyrogallic acid, inserted in pipe or cigar holder. This will neutralize any possible ill effects of the nicotine. In this way not only may tho generally admitted evils of smoking be overcome, but cirrosts of the liver, which is sometimes caused by tobacco, and the igliter effects ot over indulgence, such as headache ami furring of the tongue, may be avoided. Citric acid, which was at her assumption of nil . ,° vnv/ou ou-iiijji-j] lillUU-T, 1 he generosity of our childish friendshin has always been one of my pleasantest memories Ethalberfc and I have often regretted that your life has grown so far apart iroin ours. He dines with us tomorrow Will you not como, also, and let us talk over the pleasant old days together? Sincerely, b JJAV " "I thought I had forgotten her, Jong ago. mused Marvin, as he wrote his re- prets to the invitation. "No doubt she daylight at went in the clothes they stood in, taking nothing with them, the strong leading the weak, mothers' carrying their babies girls guiding their grandparents! As they passed along the roads where as yet the balls had not swept the hedges nor the roar pf cannon deafmed the cottagers, these fugitives received great kindness One person would bring out a loaf another a cup of milk; and so tfie E.SIIJI8 MADE TIIEIU WAY to the borders of a country which, standing apart from the contact, was ready to succor the distressed of either side bhe next took me to the upper floor, defended themselves so com- non- It elusions: 1. In proportion the all the i •isefrom th< 3. where the heroes long. It consists of two bedrooms uoul - mumcahng, and no one occupies it, everything being preserved there precisely as m, the cay of battle. there precisely as on The mattress 3 s were windows, and it iuui>x-s and llowerl 1 !" °* ""^ b <*~ f ™^ *>?"?& tooTsli^Mceased^to lie wa'> amused maturity. "Keally," ho said with a sly irony, "you boar your ago wonderfully; you are remarkably well preserved," She laughed at the odd banter of bis care. fo -ITTl i . vv-ivw^vi il\J Vlli U JUl jne. Whatsunpljcty. what delicacy, what tact! How stiange that I could have ' ' employed to barricade the „„,„„„„, mu the bed curtains used also as shields. But a thousand holes in the walls showed where bullets entered; all the furniture boai4 marks; an oaken wardrobe has many such incl one especially noticeable where three wlos make one long jagged wound, be- ;ween the two bedrooms is a door of which the upper half is glass. It has been re- ilacedonits hinges, but the glass re- nains broken as on that stormy dav ihese upper rooms held out until the last cartridge had been fired, and then the "a ant little hanu of heroes surrendered. people of Bazeilles wera on\hlir Mound* ebiu ding and restoring their liomes as best they could M. le Commandent Lambert set an artist to paint the scene h, those bedrooms where the fight was at its hottest; the place was done from the facts asitm.ghtbedone at this moment, the T$*$££ ^.•*^'«d»W down, ice accumulates on monnlHins, water ^ into the surfaop n = forma . ^ C00 ' 8 poles ^ more deeply ' Crust »water that over the form of "rated minera.s her linage ends." for so long? And lost thus it re com- , lcwm . mended by Vigier for the same purpose, has the(serious disadvantage of spoiling the taste ot the tobacco. ri, CAUI! GUUDKAU, Mo,, Oct 23—Two shocks of earthquake occurred here'at 6-10 this morning. The buildings, furniture crockery, etc., were visibly affected tone. "Do you really think me so youny ?" she asked a little piqued. , "Ah," he said with a languishing look, lou are as young as the unfolding lily as young as the rosebud at dawn." The Aristocratic Bee.- 1 ; of the most interesting country Maine ia that of Marl Gray of iig a "That is true," she said demurely. "My mother has often told me that 1 was born young." Very soon oho relapsed into her ot silence. After al' ' " thus As she clung U „.,„ Uluu ,. llu him dreams of his boyhood, when he had cared tor one as lovely as she, perhaps, but now so long forgotten. They walked ouf into the hall - and ascended the central stairway, where they could overlook the a One places "\AT L 1~\ ""* *" v """ / vi -HUtHa VJliVV Ul VVestl'reeuian, who had been so successful in nusing bees that he made $327.50 rrom bees this year.'says the Lewston Journal, A correspondent gives a description or his apiary, which has been arranged with remarkable pains and is a vantable curiosity. All the hives are all the other surroundings; the figure were-painted under the personal dinffi of M. Lambert on whose heart must be i more vivid picture than any which penc and brush can supply. The artist's Ten mentation IB very life-like, and h«« been engraved and photographed, but in Ihe the latter form all the objects have bwm reversed, the broken door on the riirhUR really on the left; the wardrobe " ' is real ly on the right, and so on. x UB „,„ oTS T^°r ' a ,«« ^touc^ obtains payment for Bal ? of P^tographs. Md efc ° 1 ' feelin ^ , having built a small shop and j* ""mature sawmill for this purpose. He thinks the bees like to have their homes attractive us well as human beings, and that they work better and are more con- r. everything .i g ««« ujo uamstracie. sjne sat clasping tion, but anytHno. out of nlaca herkiiee and gazing abstractedly at him! as quickly T»ne^KeS no ice heiv trouble by the 1 said adieu to her « intimately than _- ••""".oijf uttui ever before how warfare connm-no «M. , those who fight buUhose P wh 0 ° % STAND ASIDE AND SUFFER, not only the men who lay down their lives but the women who W S«— i-i"?-, uvo ?i ,, ^onjen who lay down their on the battle field. Twenty yes, softened every harshness; the old and. made * guide w ft scalm, and made happy £ Vfew francs; the air blew sweet, the grass ahonn ° , ss aonn green, the flowers blooaed oy | e °o d children, one < dent wty. ^fPa^S • tovrmijul, f •„ Tta .-.' 'W \

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