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JOWA,WEDNESDAY,NOVEMBER 5, 1890/ rc v t r TC EXILES. L'USSIAN STORY. fader the influence of a violent north-east rind, the yet free waters of several open ces threw With unheard-of force chof- g blocks upon the plains of ice -H'hich phey broKe into fragments. Plates of ice ' toso to the summits of the Waves, dashed against each other with a crash and disappeared covered with foam. The waves fushed upon the blocks and buried them; tout, the next instant, the same blocks, rising again to the surface, scattered the •Water around them, and, hurling themselves upon the nearest masses, .struggled until they got them under. A resonant and continual cracking of the breaking ice min, ijled with the noise of the waves uplifted by the wind. The explorers of the polar seas affirm thai no tvord can describe the nature of this noise. It is at first under the convulsed and trembling ice, like the hissing of a thousand arrows, an infernal din in which the sharpest voices yelp mingled with the deepest, and the roaring becomes more and more savage. The ice breaks in concentric cracks; its broken fragments roll one upon another. Then begins a ferocious, titanic strife, a headlong combat which recalls the battle of tho elements in the first ages of the world. These musses march, meet, strilca each other and dush against each other, changed by a hidden power and seeming to obey passions. Above those convulsive scones, the reflection of tho ice gives tho sky a strange aspect and illuminates it with a supernatural light. Wab, still with Nadcgo, began to howl without respite. Ladlslas strove to calm his sister's foars. He told her—which was true^that Yogi.; and M, Lafleur wore hunting among the •'ybil are tetter than you would 'hare u$*je- liove. tfo-day you have Save J the lives of 611 of US I" fitit, after the joy of finding each other ag,iin Safe and sound, thoro was a disfip- PO«itmen^-tho hunters had brought back nothing from thoir rough clay's chase. As to the chicl of police, the day had been favorable to him. Once again he was square with Yegor. It was a good omen for him. ^ ctmins-of Icebergs situated in the west, and ^ twit tho;froe waters could not reach thereto execute thoir sudden ravages. But tho torrinod Nadogo advanced courageously ovor tho soa, in tho direction in which sho m' -Tit hopo to moot Yogor, whom she regret) d iwing allowed to venture so fur. girl thought that in the dim light the hunters would guide thom- . solves by tho barking of Wab; she counted •upon the iiitolli.?ouco of Yegor's dogs, and followed the fuithful animal which, in nil •probability, would go in the direction wbcre • the hunters woro. Suddenly, it soomod to hor—and to Lad- islns also—that tho solid plain over which thoyVore advancing was in motion bonoiith their feet. Thoy woro not deceived. Soon the oscillations wore more marked. Beneath their stops, tho ice cracked and split. Several black clefts furrowed tho snow nt random—thoy wero crevices in process ol •formation. Nadego wished to go back, but behind them now a canal had oponed, encumbered with moving ice. At this sight, the young girl began to utter despairing cries. The lad tried in vain to quiet her. Wab barked louder than over. Tho vast cake of ice upon Which thoy were, flouted. Suddenly, -a wave lifted it, dragged it away, and precipitated it with irresistible force upon tho frozen surface. The shook was terrible! A prolonged cracking resounded beneath their feet, and thoy felt that tho wave, in withdrawing, had borne away enormous fragments of the broken block, Nevertheless, thoy arose unhurt Guided by'tho instinct of Wab, they began to run in tho direction opposite to the tempest, over a field of ice several feet thick, which seemed likely to remain motionless and resist nil the efforts made by the waves to separate it; but there, tho ico blocks, strongly pressed ono against another and bristling with jagged points, opposed a thousand obstacles to tho retreat of the two pool creatures. Soon Lndislas, utterly exhausted, was incapable of advancing further. Nadege took him in hor arms, lifted him up, and, though an instant before almost ready to swoon, found .sufil:-lout strength to boar tho child far from l-lio perilous spot. Ijookinij about for help, Nadbfjo perceived Yovm;ir, who h:id boon drawn from tho hut by tho <i'ln ol' the tempest und tho barking ofV/ali. Thf! •':•'•!" oT polioo cmno towards thorn. Ho .v.xiodily stopped by u crovica which NacV;^) had not yot seen but on the la-ink of which she soon arrived. Tho young girl gave vont to a heart-rending cry on sooiua tne insurmountable gap which had oponod before th".m. It was a deep and very long fissure, full of water and bounded on tli3 'right by a perpendicular iceberg. It appeared to bo seven or eight foot wide. Nuclogo and Ladislas soomod to have in other resource than to wait upon tho spo until tho wind should ceaso and now ICQ f jnn and become strong enough to boar which would take place in a fov But tho garments of both, we: Jilt water, had frozen upon them, pility and waiting, therefore, moair mac had found a more prompt moans ng- them. Pieces of ice of different Jiy upon the edge,of tho ore vice; he lit ho could make a bridge of them, immediately foil to work. At tho lock ho removed, Nadego comprehend' gonerous intention and felt all hoi J-ovivo. 10 pieces of ice scattered about in the fo, following tho motion of tho water, fastened themselves to tho opposite tho crovico, and soon tho bridge w;is niough for Ladislas first and thon ;o to cross it. The child had no soonoi his sister's hand than Yornnc seizo:) drow him over. After this trial, ;o traversed tho bridge of ico without moo. As to Wiib, tlio animal had fol- Ladislas and thon returned to Nadogc to invite hor to fear nothing, lislas ombracod the. chief of polico. know not how to express lior doej iudo to him for his intervention in the of thoir great danger. this moment, Yogor and M. Laflour, by tho two dogs, made their ap- iuco, 'arriving, not without some trou- from the west. ly also had suffered, tho wind rondor- loir progress very toilsome by lifting tow and hurling it in their eyes. Thto thus agitated disarranged their route TOing, as do the shifting sands, ra' i _, little valleys, and hillocks which they [Hforced to go around, sinking- the knees "•• / ipie dust. |e surprise of the hunters was extreme Nfldoge and Ladislns upon tho ico, garments covered with an icy coat and [with stalactites, and Yermac besido wet also and sjiining- with ice—for ho (ot spared himself while" working. Thoy soon informed of what had taken pli^ce MM Y§rjBftol» CHAPTER xxvnr.—TUP, TcnouKTcttts. Thoro was no change in tho disheartening nilueition of tho i ugitives, except, apparently, nn alteration in the arrangements of tho chief of police. Yermac's nttiturlo Was less haughty. Ho allowed himself to be a 'trifle familiar with tho lad and tho young girl whom ho hnd saved from certain death; hut the oxilos Xolt that he maintained a reserve from which ho would not depart. His cold kindness resembled thattrf a jailer to whom prisoners are confided: his consideration and willingness to help did not go beyond a certain limit fbred in advance. Besides, he persisted in refusing to touch the few provisions which appeared upon the common table. In the midst of their penury, with famine threatening thorn if tho Yakoutos did not soon return, the fugitives had a stroke of good luck. Wab succeeded in capturing unaided a doer of tho samo -species us that recently killed by Ycrmac. The dog leaped at its throat lind did not 1st go until tho animal was strangled. This oxploit accomplished, tho bravo dog returnod to tho hut, and displayed such a dosiro to have Yegor follow it thnt tho younj? mmi did so, tho dog loading him to the .spot vvhoro tho victim lay. Tho two other dop-s wore kcophig'guard over tho precious prey. Tho door was drawn triumphantly to tho hut and tho dogs woro not forgotten, •especially Wnh. i'ormnc, still inflexible, limited himself to remarking that his doer was larger than that killed by Wab. M. Laflour, seeing tho difficulty of placing his hand on a boar, fell buck upon tho soals. Ho made a harpoon and used tho Siberian doffs to discover tho rotrouts of tho amphibious creatures. Tho dogs, gifted with keen scout, led him to a number of thoso narrow •openings that tho soals mnko in tho ice and through which thoy breathe—and got harpooned. Tho Parisian, despite cold mid hung-or, passed days and nig-hts in wutehiiig for u proy that dolled his inexperience as a fisherman, as the bears had defied his lack of skill us a hunter. Finally, supreme succor reached the fugitives ono evening in the shapo of two old Tchouktcliis, male und female. Suffering from hunger and thirst—for thirst is as imperious and difficult to satisfy in thoso deserts of snow as it can bo in those deserts •where tho sun scorches tho sands—thoy had come from tho Buy of Tchtiounsk and wore going- nloiig- tho in sourch of ,a station of natives, there to beg for some provisions. They had perceived the smoke escaping from tlio roof of tho hut and had come to ask for hospitality. "Toromal" said they, in one voice, as they entorod. This meant good evening. Yegor regretted tho absence of his faithful Tekcl, who know u little of the language of the Tehouktchis, and answered at random: "Toromal" From thoir miserable looks more than thoir gestures, the fugitives understood what thoy wanted, and, although tho supply , of provisions was approaching the end, the two poor wretches had for suppoi enough to furnish tho two. menls of the next day, and that succeeding, for thoir appetites scorned immense, their hunger insatiable, Tho typo of thoso natives recalled the Mongol inn typo of tho old world, combined with tho type, of tho Indians of tho north oJ America— ot'Behring's Strait—a field of solid ico for a part of tho year serving as a bond of -union between the two races us between tho two continents. Tho man wore several reindeer skin blouses; his head was covered with a hairy hood which also covered his shoulders beneath his outside garment. His shoes woro i!i)u!o of boai- slciu with tho hair on tho ex- torior. His wife, who was covered with n number of tunics, tied at tho hem so as to form pantaloons and with slcovos opou ut tin* wrists, had her face tattooed with stripes of dark blue. JJe.spici! tho hungor which tortured him, tho Tcliouktchis Mourned deeply impressed by Nadoge's bc.--.uity which was altogether no\v to him. Ho foulrl not tuko from uor his admiring and cm-ions oyos, and, as he oxnininod hor, ho ontorcd into a talk with his wife in which the word kamakay was often repeated. (A kamakay is u chief of a tribe.) Then, after having noticed M. Lafleur's harpoon in a corner, the Tchouktehi soem- od astonished that ho had not boon given slices of soal fat to eat. M. Lafleur made him-understand by gestures that he CUM tried to capture soals, but without success. At this, the native, designating himself by striking his chest and pointing to the harpoon and dogs, promised to give, as soon as day dawned, a lossou to tho Parisian whom ho took for a Russian. The next day, in fact, tho native was not long in harpooning a seal, Guided by the dogs, ho reached a breathing-hole of theso creatures. Thou, he sounded tho snow with tho harpoon to tho depth of two or three feet; for tho soal cuts its breathing-hole through tho ico, but stops at the coating of snow. Tho little opening found, tho fisherman waited patiently and in silence until tho soal camo to breathe the air. At the second or third breath, tho harpoon, swiftly penetrating the snow, plunged into the hoad of tho animal. Tho soal divod, and drow out to its full length tho lino prepared in advance, which was fifteen yards long. This lino is fits ton - od to tho iron of tho harpoon and tho other extremity is in tho hand of tho harpoonor. Tho broathiny-hole of tho seal, immediately cleared of tho snow which covered it, was enlarged so as to permit tho passage of the body of tho uiiimul when it should boeome exhausted. Tho native speedily drow the soul from tho holo and carried it to their int. Thoro, after tho losson in fishing, took jlaoo tho losson in cooking. While tho urn* out up the seal, the woman, n order to bo useful, made oil for the lamp >y chewing pieces of tho fat of the animal. Sue toiled so arduously at her singular worls that sho soon illlod a woodou jar with oil ol hor manufacture. The seal cut up, tho native, by way of example, stretched himself upon his bads to bo fed by his wife with pieces of the fat, which sao stuffed In his mouth as one stuffs ft chicken. '"It's all ovor I" cried M. Laflour, after partaking of the soal fat. "You no longer need be uuousy about my food, niy friends. As long as th»ro wo ico and seals, I shall not be a burden to you and, will abandon to you, «ry share of everything else?" Yermao, who had allowed to be piled up tasted of the deer strangled by Wab, and for very many days his fond had been terribly lacking both in quality and quantity. At length, he decided to taste the soal flesh, and followed the example of the Parisian. The Tchouktehi, having mot with success, 110 longer hesitated about swallowing til) tho pieces of the seal within his reach. He ate pounds and pounds of it, and, when ho hnd reached tho last stages of repletion, throw himself flat upon the floor of the hut, abandoning himself to tho gigantic work of digestion. The next day, the natives, revictunllod for n timo. departed without ceremony, carrying away tho remains of the seal and"sto.iling; ii small and.curiously worked skin bug" in which matches woro kopt. The fugitives soon had reason to repent of the kind reception thoy had given thorn. Meanwhile, M. Lafiour profited by thoii teachings. Oirj clay, evftor having harpooned a sail, ho drow it, out of its holo. As ho knelt upon the ico, ho foil himself f.imilitirly tupped upon tho shoulder and thought thai Liutisliis co,no up iioMml him. He l>u : .V,a the. h rpoou from 1ho flush, of tho an- im-il. imfc ti'o h i'.id upon his shoulder grow h.-';vUir l.'h<> I J -rlsl in turned und nearly foilli i'.':\7 -r.l mi • iivi-i! .MI-;- i>, huge white I'' '• •• It n •! -.-. i,-M,ii uio details of the n arpooning and shamelessly claimed the animal captured. The boar, taking advantage of tho deference shown it by M. Lnf- lour, who yielded place to it, as may readily be believed, seized upou tho soal mid carried it off, without us much as a growl of thanks, in the direction of its don. From that moment, M. Lufleur no longer wont harpooning unless armed with his gun. The chief of police had, itsceme, acquired a taste of soal flesh. After having followed tho Parisian OHCO or twice, ho borrowed his harpoon and succeeded in capturing a superb seat, the best cuts of tho fat of which he carefully laid aside. This astonished Yegor. "What does ho want with that supply of fat!" asked he of M. Lafleur. What did ho want with it? Seeing thai tho Ynkoutes did not return, he was resolutely thinking of flight and getting ready his provisions for his journey. CDAPTEll XXIX. —TUB ICE-HOUND SHIP AND ITS SKELETON CHEW. Nadego and Ladislas had much repugnance for seal flesh—perhaps, because they had tasted the strange food preparations of the native couple who had visited them— that M. Laflour induced Yegor to resume hunting the white bear.' Hunger was making itself cruelly felt in tho hut, when one morning Yegor and his friend wont courageously upon the frozen surface of the sea. The cold, very sharp for some days past, had solidified it, this time, beyond all danger of accident. The hunters walked for more than four miles among tho heaps of broken ice blocks which formed the hummocks adhering to the shora. The two Siberian dogs accompanied them. Wab had been left at the hut for the security of Nadege and Ladislas. They arrived in front of broad and lofty icebergs, which had come there from afai off, from the west, doubtless, and probably from tho coast of Greenland where tho mountains of ice incessantly detach themselves, with the crash of thunder, from immense glaciers often more than fifty miles in extent. Suddenly, from the summit of a painfully climbed iceberg, Yegor saw, hidden, buried behind enormous icy masses, a stout ribbed ship, motionless and enclosed in a field of ice. Ho uttered a cry of surprise and pointed out his discovery to M, Lafleur, who at that moment rejoined him. Upon the frozen and greenish white sea, whore the whiteness of the snow imitated the foam of the waves, tho black carcass of the ship stood out darkly, with white network .spread by the snow ovor all the parts in relief, as if to bring out tho hues of morning. But the deck, the masts, the yards and the cordage, covered with beautiful star-shaped snow crystals, which shone with a thousand lustres in tho sun, drove away this first impression, substituting foi it tho comparison of a gigantic gewgaw of spun glass. The first mgglfment of Yegor and M. Laf- garments—were stretched upon tne amid objects and wrecks of nil sorts. "Poor fellows I" cried Yegor. In their horror, they forgot the bear. Nevertheless, tho sound of steps WHS heard below. "Attention!" cried M. LaCour. "That must bo the hoar!" Tho dogs continued to bark as if to keep them on the lookout. At this moment the white head of a boar appeared at ono of the hatchways, with its pointed muzx.lo. its open and rnenncinginouth and its ferocious looking rod eyes. Yegor, without loss of timo, lodge a ball in tho animal's neck. Mortally wounded, it bounded with rago towards its assailant. M. Laflour fired in his turn: but he hit the bear on tho ear, and tho creature paid no attention to such a trifle. Yegor, on seeing it advance towards him, endeavored to snatch u hatchet thnt lay within roach of his hand: ho seized it, but the hatchet was soldered to tho dock bi the ice and resisted every effort to loosen it. All would have boon ovor with Yogor, if tho Parisian, quickly springing forward, tho butt of his gun in tlio air, ha.! not dcnlt upon the animal's hond so torrib'., a blow that tho weapon broke. The animal, a little disconcerted only, was hesitating between M. Lafiour and Yegor, when tho latter, who had succeeded in disengaging tho hatchet, lifted it as his-h as lie could roach, and, bringing it dotvn with nil his strength, broke tho skull of tho terrible boast. When ho saw it stretched on the dock, ho finished it with two or three well directed blows. Littlo did ho euro about mangling the fur. "All honor to you i" cried M. Laflour. "At hist we will have a roust!" "Ohl never for our tiiblol" exclaimed Yegor, with a look oi:' disgiuit. And ho called his companion's iiltonti'm to tha fact that tho bones of the corpses, ospi'dully the skulls, had boon gnawed by bo-irs. "But," said M, Laflour, "WAS i!io txvirwo have killed tho one \vo mUJtoj!: for a lookout? Wo hnd hotter ho o-.vroiul, for the dogs continue to bark!" The Parisian was right, for scarcely had he finished speaking when anot'.'.iir boar, an enormous ono—it was the female—rose up menacingly from behind a pile of boxes that tho snow had converted into u, slope. "Attention!" cried Yegor. Yegor lifted his hatchet, M. Lallour, drawing back a fow steps, unsheathed his huge hunting-knife. But tho boar, astonished at this reception and those defensive preparations, made a half turn and ran away, growling, prudently looking behind it to assure itsolf that it was not too closely pursued. The hunters allowed it without opposition to slide down the side of tho ship, pursued by the barking of the dogs, which they strove to restrain by reiterated calls, and when they saw it run over tho hummocks to wards the ico hills, thoy experienced grea relief. "Decidodly," observed M. Lafleur, ''this kind of a hunt is too exciting for my tern porament. If we only find here some, boxes of biscuit, they will bo of great help to us during the winter." "But suppose tho bears have dovourec everything!" said Yegor. M. Lafleur made a grimace. To be continued. FARM, HOME ASD GAP DEN, WA1/T UGOIUIR MOilTOX. An old innn once mvt I, Hmvcil low was he wlih limo, llenrt-frosti'tl, wliiiewith lime, Keiuly uml ripe loillu. Upon a cliff ho Mood Ahovo the son's unri'st: His bi'iml broko on las bi-tnsl In vpiiernblo flood. And suddenly there ciiino From far, with niry trend, -A i)i!ildi.'ii found vynoso liend There burned n wroittliut ilnme. Ah (foil! rmtpliu wns fair! To luok mire to dl«l;i!n All other joy and pain And luvi! her lo dlspair. "I come,'' sho cried, In tono Mite HweciPHtr siren eone, "Thuiiyh 1 have lurried long, 1 come, niy own, my own !•' "See, love, 'tis love compels, These kisses, priceless ruro; Count, let, me crcmn thy hair \VIUi MTOiillied lintiiunelles." Tho old innn answered Intr; Mis voice watt Itku !hw sea : "I'oimvl lo mock nt mo .Mine e.ies nii> all nlilue. "Thou ii rl loo line; in soolli A'nitylit eimlil.\ makes me irliid; \\ liiMX'ttori. ihuii in my maci, My eager, liery youth!" "Nay, urluve not lliiue, " she mid, "For I have, loved fill I oft. And at my lovers cwinVif. Alive, to woo them d.-nd.' 1 "Oh, (lend I" I crU-il, "for slminol" Yielding lo wralh's sin pi Ise. Sho turned, I know I he eves And siren face of Fam«. ' Chicago llorald. SCI.KNCK AM) INUUS'l'iiV. One ol t.lio nio-fc excellent of tho recent iiinoviittutis i.» t..uo introiluctioii of metal i;ai!ing« in :.ho place of wood and plaster. Thuse ireilin-j do not uhrink or burn like , i-tnin, crack, or fall oil' CONCEKXING GOOD lour w:is to reti-Oiit down the siilo of vho iceberg, which would tlii'in. aiu'l ft-oni whu.K-n they trouM oh'-i-m-! \vlic!her Ih,-v hud t.o deal with fi-ion.'rf i;r i'i,,-i:ii(•:-. Tli-. ship bore neither s.iHs nor flag: tho l.hi.-U. square shape of its viiis wns I hat <il' tin; Jlsh- ^fafcfegaitete^wto.tto 4e, B9 iw4 «sl ing vessels which face tho dangers uf tin navigation of the polar so is. Tho clo.--.t- barked. They silenced them. After half a minute's attention, M. Lafleur saw moving on board a c<ro:ituro enveloped in an animal's skin; perhaps, thy lookout of the ship had seen and was watching thorn. "Wo are observed!" said M. Lafleur. '•Wait a little, my friend." answered Yegor, who saw tho dogs with their huh standing on end; and with the words, aiming his gun, ho fired at tho so-called lookout. "What are you doing}" cried M. Laflour, alarmed. "I was sure that it was not a man 2" said Yogor, with a laugh. ''Let go tho dogs!" A huge white boar shook itsolf upon the deck, perplexed by tho hiss of tho ball aboul its ears. "It is a bear!" cried the Parisian, "and the first wo have motto-day." Tho two dogs were already running around tho ship, barking furiously, but keeping at a prudent distance. "But the ship?" said Yogor, with some constraint. "It is, perhaps, the phantom ship of tho legends," "Thoso legends are laugho.l at on U,o banks of tho SvUno," observe I tho Parisian. "For us, this enonnous bulk of wood Is nothing else, to all appearances, than tho deu of a boar—some ship abandoned by its crew." "Very likely," said Yogor, "and in that case wo will, perhaps, find in it supplies that Will enable us to dispense with pursuing our unprofitable hunt." "As to tho boar," said M. Laflour, "it is upon a territory to which we have u much better right." "Tho least we can do is to dislodge it," Biiid Yegor. Tho boar had disappeared. It had, without doubt, token refuge in the botweeu- decks. The two hunters glided to the base of the iceberg, and approached the vessel without further delay. Yegor quickly recognized it as a Dutch whaler. Soon they reached the round sides of the ship. They hailed—no one answered. "Evidently there is not a living soul on >-n<n-d I" said Yegor, 'Otherwise, wo would have to believe that the bear was tame I" observed M. Lafleur. They climbed upon the deck leaving their dogs on the ice, and there a horrible spectacle presented itself to their gaze. FivQ Kwj'-ftve skeleton* It Does Not Depend ,,ii , m Elaborate Out- llt of Utensils. i ^. e ^ e is , an idea Prevalent among- mi- Rlciliiul cooks that good cookery requires elaborate and costly apparatus. This is a mistake according- to the Boston Traveler. Appetizing and even delicate dishes caii be prepared with no more complex or expensive apparatus than an ordinary kitchen hre and the usual kitchen appliances, ihemost skillful chef and the most unskilled cottage housewife have one and tho same agent to'assist them in the preparation for dinner—heat. Good cookery depends more upon tho observance of certain rules than on the range 011 which it is done. Little dishes nijiy. be more trouble to prepare than a plain roast or chops, but they are generally more appetizing and are always a desinabje ado'it ion to the The small details of kir- NOinciiiiH'.-i appear trjvidl, (-;• how iiiiici: oj I'l/i 1 hcuifh cliiinpr table. chen mid tabl but ii' we I-DII-. iun.l t-iimfiji't ..,*' ','.- '.'.•v:i.--i a kildui.i. (iii.-'i-ly 1:1),,,, (letail.s iiic iDiinij,-..-;,-!) of a huij.sohiild 's|:iiint practical, not morel v ed wood; thuy will n like piaster, but, b.-iug rjermniifeiit, durable, lire-proof, ornamental, will itily supersede; both wood am plaster, besides being in the end fur uior economical than A suggestive us-j of photography ha been recently much;. Landscape feature are photographed here und there, being used to fit the theme; the cliil'eren parts are then collected into ,"ui eil'eotiv and the assembled gf-ujis are pho Lrraphed lo form one complete picture Something of this kind has boon done b artists in cycloramic pain ting, the differon views being grouped together in section ind painted on the canvas in connecte' groups to form a complete ropresentutioi oi a vast stretch of landscape. Dr. Stanley M. Ward states that he ha found fresh buttermilk very serviceable in revlieving vomiting of various forms, evei at, times the vomiting of pregnacy. Tin remedy is ndministed ico cold, in doses o about a half a toaspoonful, repeated every fifteen or twenty minutes. In tho c.ise o children with cholera inftmtum ho has often succeeded in quieting the stomacl by interdicting everything else and iisin;, a few drops of ice-cold Imtiennillt at in tervwls varying in length according to tho severity of the case. A traveler on the London & Northwestern railway, while going southward from Eduiburg by the Coast route, states that noticing the great speed of the train bo took the trouble to reckon what it was. In the space of six miles ho found that it averaged eighty miles an hour. He was sitting in a compartment of an eight- •vheeled (coach weighing aboub nineteen ;ons, and notwithstanding tho ordinary peed there was an entire absence of ution, and both the carriage and (he per- nanent way are described as being iii a stare of perfection. So far as any motion of the carriage was concerned it was im- wssible for the passenger to toll whether 10 was going at the rate" of eight miles an ion r or eighteen. A recent article in Bradstreet's gives qmo surprising statistics of the commerc3 if the great lakes. During 234 days of iu.viga.tion last year tonnage passed lirough the Dehoit. river to the amount'of. 0,000,000 tons.more than the entries am! le.ii.raiicesdf all the seaports in tho United •liiM•!••. :nm :-),OpO,OOU Ions more tlnin tho v)!ji|.in,-il fui,iig-.i and coastwise shipping | Mvr].'i/oi ii.i:<.l Jjuudoii. This doos not | lucliult! tniliii 1 ij.-Lween Lake Superior and ed»e, Diijcl; expense etm be"siivV'd b'y'n'o! ' | ^ llc j li « u ", w f'^es Erie mid Ontario, or purchasing useless utensils which have ' 'm 0 '• nim '. ; between ports on these lakes, only novelty to recommend them ' J hn " rnwHl " f «i""-i>»'^"— «« *i- 1-1— If any fiirmer thinks tbere is a lettef living tor him outside forming he do well to tlo nothing rashly. It is admitted that farming has not paid well r a few years bnck, and it may be a<3- B itted, for the sake of argument, that other things have paid "better. The shrinkage in prices or' tiieir products has however, lam about the worst thing fa? mers have lo complain of, ana it has kept them busy to make enough I, to overcome this depreciation. The man who is out of debt has no great cause of complaint. He has not been making much, it is true, but he has had his sails reefed in goofl harbor and can afford to wpitfor a favonible wind and good sailing. If _ he was out of debt and in another business lie might perhaus havS a littie more money because living has been very cheap and the cheapness at the farmer's expense. How will it be from this onr 1 Is there such a difference as to justify the farmer in abandoning a busi- that he understands reasonably well and entering upon one ho has yet !o leurn, where his expenses will bo trebled and where he will surely meet with the closest and sharpest competition ? "Everyman has his trade." "The tools to him that can use thorn." Tho place for ;he fnrnier is on his turm, as thousands lave found out who have left it to their own great sorrow. Why, then, effor to sell tho farm? Where can you got abettor one? In what other business can you make a better liv- ngi 1 It is not possible to make it yield .w ice as much as it ever has done? Will it not, then, bo twice as valuable!? It is istonishing what big crops a farm will roduce whenever the owner gives up the lotion of selling. The soil itself HOOUIS to • 'ko heart and do its best, As soon iu the iresent discontent pusses awny, us it will shortly, and farmers begin tu trcezj to the f.oil, the western form will wear n, better lre.<s. It will drop that discounted look Unit it has in sumo sections u,.u smilo — t.-v<;n laugh and grow fn t . Thoro has bren a great deal of p ilitical farming done lately. We live right glad of it, e.spt'cidlly where it has been uone by real fanners and not by that who farm only with, their months. With all the rant and fustian, all the misrepresentation and downright falsehood that is abroad, tho tanners are yetting i he true lunge of public questions and ,vih bo all tho better for it. Our only fault with' thorn is Unit they did nut do this long ago. However, after all, the farmer must look to the farm for financial salvation and will secure it all the quicker if ho not only works his inrui, but talks for it and votes for it. Why, tnen, sell ihe farm? Where will you get u boiler one ? Where will you find a better place to raise your boys? Where, in all Mie cities of America, do you find men that are giving bettor account of themselves than those raised on the farms? Why, then, sell the form? A MOXGO L.IAN The DI-OBS Worn by a Chinese Lady at Her Irnowl' Artificial Illumination. Professor Langel, a noted scientific man, read a paper in Washington some time ago on the subject of artificial illumination, in which he advanced a novel idea. He says that all existing systems in varying degree sacrifice economy because a very large per cent, of the energy used is light diverted from the production of to the useless generation of heat. This . is not only a direct waste, but the production of heat is a positive disadvantage. Ho shows how much better nature does this work in the case of the firefly and of the Juminious infusoria, which are seen upon the surface of the sea and are so numerous, especially in the British Channels, as to huve a practical effect in lighting the course of vessels. He says that the light which distinguishes these insects is produced by a chemical, not bv a physicial process, and is unattended "by any perceptible development of heat. He expresses the belief that a careful scientific study of these insects may lead to the discovery of a meais by which the same effect can be artificially produced upon such scale as to have an industrial value. es. The growth of ship-building on the lakes The "Fronts" at Harvard. An amusing bit of a story comes from Harvard, and is vouched for genuine. A western business man, who had all his life heard of the university, and now that he had won money and leisure, wished to see it for himself, writes Arlo Bates in an exchange, recently went to Cambridge to visit it. He found one,of the faculty who was willing to show him about, and together they did the institution with considerable thoroughness. The visitor was much interested in what he saw, and asked a good many questions about the number of students, the terms of admission, and especially about the expenses. When he had seen all that there was to showh.jui, and all his other questions had been answered, he put the query which from his air it was evident he considered of great importance, and which showed how impossible it was for him to conceive of any great enterprise otherwise has been very marked in tho last few years. In 1886-7 there were thirty-one boats built, valued at 84,074,000, and in 1889 90 there were 56 built, valued at $7,866,000, the tendency being, as elsewhere, toward iron and steel for large ships. \Vliy .'ell timd ? For several years past a groat number of formers in the western states have been offering their farms for sale, and at ridiculously low prices, They have become tired and discouraged and have had tho feeling that if they could sell out ancl pay orf their debts, there would be an opening for them somewhere that would afford better opportunities for themselves and their families, Heretofore it has been far more difficult to make a good sale of farm property than to make a desirable purchase. Thoro has bofln within easy reach a boundless west, the land was fertile everywhere, and go where you would, the railroad was certain in a short time to follow. As population moves on isothernal lines the aiew arrival was certain to find himself surrounded, if not with old friends ancl acquaintances, at least with people of his own tastes and habits, members of his own church, his own political party, and of his own social standing. It was therefore a light matter to sell out of house and home because another house and another home was within easy reach. It cannot, however, have escaped the notice of the close observer that within the last jear the limit of the desirable lands has been reached, After the Oklahoma excitement of a year ago there hos been no rush on the part of farmers to occupy Indian reservations. The cry that some wealthy cattle syndicate was holding on A writer in the North China Herald describes tho dress worn by a Chinese lady at her wedding, of which he was a witness, as follows: "At length we were admitted to- inspect tho bride, whose four-hour toilet was just completed, and a marvelous spectacle truly was the figure seated motionless in the center of tha room. Gorgeously 3laborate was her array from head to foot, the former crowned with a helmet-like erection of a material resembling turquoise enamel, wrought into the finest filigree work, from which projected glittering irtificial beetles and butterflies and other quaint, rich ornaments, the whole sur- Jiounted by three, large, round tufts of crimson silk arranged tiarawise. "i'Yorii the brim of this headgear fell all iround strings of pearl and ruby beads, ibout half a yard in length. Just visible lirough theso at the back were broad loops )f jet black hair, stiff and solid as polished bony, decorated with pink artificial roses. ier principal vestment was a long tunic, vhose foundation fabric of crimson satin vas scarcely discernible, and its embroid- ry of gold. A corner, turned back, lined nth emurald satin, revealed an i kirt paneled in brilliant red sat:, this also profusely trimm old embroidery. A belt o"f scarlet... tudded with tablets of white cornelian, crossed the waist behind. From edge of her headdress a reel silk veil almost to the ground, adding mudi to her preterhuman aspect." and envy requested AVorso Than the Devil, Knowing thnt a large and enthusiastic campaign meeting ot colored fellow citizens was to bo held at the First Baptist church in Los Angeles lost Saturday night certain nefarious jokers in tliaf bailiwick concocted a job of the most "norvy" description, in the furtherance of which'they^ engaged the services of one of the end men of the minstrel troupe just arrived in town. The meeting was proceeding successfully when a strange coon,| whose resplendent attire had ata-acted the attention of the audience, stood up and permission to address the meeting 1 . "De gemplum am welkint to 'clres.s de char." said the chairman. Q To the horror of his hearers the stranger proceeded to deliver a warm eulogy of Panel and the democratic party generally. He implored the audience not to vote for "dafc Brack Republican Morkham." When the listeners regained their breath tiiore was u wild uproar. Finally the chairman made himself heard. "Brethrutn, de good book says de debel of ting 'pears in de shapo ob Vr .nan, Dat coon shorely must be olo Bolzerbub hessef. As do paster ob de churcb am. hyar an' de lank undw de pulpit is full far de baptism termorrer, I nioves dat wo test de quesching by baptising dis hyar dude coon. Ef he's de debel he's gwine ter fess up." And although the stranger made penile break for the door, he was and plunged into the tank, while preacher yelled the necessary sei-yicu. the victim rose to the surface with burnt cork washed off in streaks, minister said: ">, \_-*i a wrongfully to some Garden of Eden and robbing the people of their fights deceives them no longer. It is time now for every man who has his land in the maxket to ask himself this question: Where can I go to better myself? I may find cheaper land, but is it fertile? Has it as good markets? Is it in a grass country? Can I afford to sell my stock, to break up iny home, to sever the ties that bind me and ray family to kind friends and neighbors for the sake of the chance to make a little money ? Would it not bo better to take a fresh grip, so to speak, and see if toe present condition canoo,t be greatly jm. proyed? "Brethrum, dis hyar ain't no Belzerbub 's wuss'n dat. It's one of them pool miserable Diniuiy crats." YEUA SASSOUJ.ITCU The Strange life of the Once Nihilist Drawing tu Its Close. LONDON, Oct. 28.—Vera SassouUtoh, the famous nihilists whose adventures autj , s hardships in connection with the Nihjlji * Hartuian attracted to her world-vi" sympathy about ten years ago, is dying Geneva, whither she sought refuj escaping fvom the clutches of the authorities. At the tinie she oonie' notice, she was young and beautiful, time has rcbbed herpf youth, and tjeatmeat and esposuie •— J - - ' health despeiled her af r 3H

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