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UPPER DES MOINE8, ALGONA, IO^ A WEDMSPAY, NOVEMBER12.1890. shall soon know about that^" said he. / went to the hatchway and descended hetween-decks. A spectacle more Hble still than that on deck awaited them -the> bones and skulls of ten corpses sformed this place ihto a veritable char- l-hbliso. "Why were not the first who died hurled the others?" asked Yegor of M. Lafleur. "fieeause, my friend," replied the latter, *'the entire crew must have been stricken With that terrible disease known as the scurvy. Those who have it are attacked by an intolerable stiffness of the legs) they limp; they can neither sleep nor even rest; they lose all appetite, and their inflamed gutns are extremely painful, while a general Weakness of the body promptly comes on— •It is.the indication of approaching dissolution. The death of these brave mariners must have occurred last winter. But what It, in this between-decks which is carefully stopped up and in which the air has not been renewed, we ourselves should take the scurvy?" "It Is easily taken, then!" "Yes; but always under like conditions." "Such is, happily, not the case with us. Let us have some air and go straight to tho provisions." With his hatchet which he still retained possession of, Yegor cut tho ropes .which closed the scuttles. Air and light penetrated into the between decks. '|{ "We inherit everything," said M. Lafleur. ii'On one condition." iWhat is that?" .That wo give sepulture to the remains of fee unfortunates." M>Agroed. But look—they possessed an ^.-u was, without doubt, to abridge the TOariness of the long winter." Beside tho stove, in company with the coal-box, a hand-organ stood upon a low table. M. Lafleur turned the handle, and, by a sort of poignant irony, tho instrument gave vent to some strains of a gay dance air. Then, Yegor and M. Lafleur, affected in the highest degree by the contrast of this lively music with the heart-rending picture before them, felt tears come into their eyes. On the organ was a large book. Yegor glanced at it—it was a Dutch Bible. Upon the margins of the book could bo read, traced by .the failing hand of the captain, the names of the first sailors who died, followed by some sad reflections. Yegor, who * knew English and German, understood enough of the Dutch language to obtain from this record the explanation of this tragedy of the polar seas. The whaler had heen surprised by the ice at the Island of Barentz, belonging to the Spitzbergen group. M. Laflour had not been •wrong in considering the scurvy the active cause of tho death of all the crew. The name of tho captain figured a little further on in these lububrious pages. Hia second in command had taken up the pen and had passed it, in his turn, to a survivor. Tho last marginal note read thus: "But four of us are left: Molis Stoke, of aarlem, sailor; Dijrk Hooft, called tho proker, of Medenblik, sailor; Hoymann Jaarsveldt, of Elburg, our ship-boy, and myself, Alberdingk Huijdecoper, of Rotterdam, chief cook. We have no longer the strength to assist each other. Something horrible may possibly happen—what if the white boars which are prowling around the ship should come on board and devour us alivo?" "Poor men!" thought Yegor, as ho closed the Bible. "That is probably what took place!" Already M, Lafleur was searching everywhere. From time to time, while Yegor was running over the margins of the Bible, he cried: ''Lard! — biscuit I — rum! — concentrated rnilk!—fifty boxes of it! The preserved moat has been eaten by the bears! Twenty pots of pemmicau!—fugar! Oh!—flour!— bottles of rod wine and a box of candles- intact 1 More biscuit!—a cask full! A package of vermicelli! Chocolate! — twenty pounds at least! But what havoc! The foxes have aided the bears I Green beans in boxes I Sardines in oil!" "Well, my dour friend," said Yogor to him, "lot us bundle up some of these things and carry them away. We will carefully close tho scuttles." "What if we should not find tho whaler again?" "Oh( tho sea is as solid as a rock. But lot us load ourselves with as much us oui strength will permit." "I see some matches." "Take thorn. Thov.ivill replace those stolen from us oukfc-hto." '-/ '- dr-'-r . JJ % avr » JSd, Hie $ senten s /iii the- ] / before ? St. Ik ; them, ;f age,, io salva 'she leai • seat hi a day old lib d you album by tho Teh- r yp preference hours Swered'trfi, "fet force «s to retr»"b our steps, to .deliver" ottrselves up to him when -he should be backed hy some force or other." "Oh 1 that would be odious I" cried Yegor. •'What shall we'do? Shall we set out in pursuit of them without loss of time? But I ftm afahihilatedf incapable of Walking a step. Let us examine the tracks on the snow." They lighted theft lantern, for night had coine on, and went out. The snow was trodden all' around the hilt. The footprints led to •<& -mound, behind Which it was easy to see that a slodge drawn by several reindeer had been stationed. From thence they could follow oVb! the hardened snow the direction taken by the sledge. "A narta!" cried Yegor—"and we can only pursue them on foot! We shall never overtake them! Oh? what a day! and this Ifermac— I" "I begin to think that he must have had a hand in this business,''said M. Lafleur. "If he were not its author, he would be here—he would have defended Nadege and the child. In his place, I would have fought for them while I had life! It must have been Yermae. He has taken advantage of some circumstance, of some chance.' "But," said the Parisian, suddenlv, "the sledge has not gono towards the Russian possessions." "You are right," answered Yegor, nston ished that he himself had not noticed thif fact. "At this advanced hour and fatigued as we are, it would bo difficult for us to set out. Believe me, Yegor, it is better for us to wail until to-morrow, In tho me .in while, perhaps, we may be enlightened by some revealing indication. Come in, my friend; after our fatigue and our emotions, the cold will seize upon us—come." Yegor allowed himself to be drawn along by his friend, without making tho least resistance. a- and the ian, bone , I tv,Joads, were usr to the,, ' . . InjP'hS °™^ti 1,1 *,,Sup; Laid- : er '• H ' ye shall set. mac will t ho two dogs' ogov was sui w to meet hii' wao upon him. !* °. vl1 '- \ It w ass than 11 blank I him • e in a bum, n o the h bne woij^i^' Lulling :RSfe«3S here. 'M. Lafleur rejoi y doftl, Es( and drlnl evil—tUo It CO\UV Mm ,0111 "i ao nov niiowt y reason tottert, «. nnRtodiel" f l ' e "Where could w, "I cannot imagi" , ii\t a terrible m^Q Monsieur Vf' 1, the furs aP ,jere »re ashef •e taken one of f WAud also my ha; tjouid Yovmac ha; Uiav fashion?" \ What stroke co Yegor, dreadta Ca.rry ofl Nt ij» CUAl'TEH XXX.—W All's INTELLIGENCE. What a sad evening that was, passed al tho cornoi 1 of the flre, while tho winter wind blew violently without. Yogor and M. Lnflcur looked at each oth. er, without daring to exchange their pahj. ful reflections. They had Joyously brought all sorts of provisions, but they touched nothing. "Even tho dog," murmured Yegor, "even tho dog—all gone! It is inexplicable. Wab would never willingly have followed Yer- mac. What are wo to think? What must we decide upon ?" At this moment they heard a barking out- of-doors. "It is the Siberian dogs," said M. Lafleur. Yogor listened attentively. "No; it is Wab," said he, rising; "but the animul is worried by something—perhaps wounded." And ho opened tho door of the hut. It was, indeed, Wab. The creature bounded in and laid at its master's feet the little silk embroidered reindeer skin bag which the Tchouktchis had stolen from them a few days before, "Look!" cried Yegor. "Those beggars who came here have had something to do with our misfortune. Wab has brought back the bag they robbed us of. The animal must have followed Nadege to theh village." Wub leaped upon Yegor, licking his hands and uttering little cries of joy. Tho young man caressed tho animal with a tenderness justified by the fidelity and intelligence il had displayed. "We noticed," said M. Lafleur. "that the Tchouktchis, who came from the east, retraced their steps instead of going towards the west as was very probably at first theii intention. The tracks of the sledge also go to the east. Evidently, Wab has returned from their hut, which signifies that thoii village is not far distant from here. Bui what role must we assign to the chief of police in all this?" "That is a very difficult matter to determine !" answered Yegor. "At least wo possess some indications, 1 ' said the Parisian. "I now recall the strange fashion in which the native stared at Nad- ego, while speaking to his wife of his kama- kay." "You have hit it, my excellent friend!' cried Yogor. "This chief of their tribe has conic here in consequence of the report ol tho two natives. Oh! my poor Nadege! In what affliction she must bo! But the chieJ of police?" "We always come back to him?" exclaimed the Parisian. The latter had scarcely ceased speaking, when a faint voice uttered his name. "Who calls me 1" asked he, growing slightly pale. "Monsieur Lafleur!" again repeated the voice. The two watchers raised their heads. This name had fallen from above, through tho aperture made in the roof for tho escape of tho smoke. "Well! here is the chief of police.'". cried Yogor. "Open the door!" again said tho voice. "You think it is ho, do you?" demanded M. Laflour, a trifle reassured, "I will admit him then. Thrao skeletons, those bones, which wo saw to%ay, together with tho strange surprise which awaited us on oui return, have completely upset ino." An instant afterwards, Yormnc entevoO the hut behind M. Laflour. '(Can one ask whore you have boon?" said M. Laflour to him, roughly. "Cirtunly, we have not boon iij the habit of tombling you about your movements; but things have happened here which make us desire to know why you return at this hour of ihi> night!" "To what things do you allude?" askad the chief of police, who now perceived the disorder of tho hut and Yegor's dejeotiou and divined the absence of Nudege and hoi brother. "Has some misfortune occurred*' added he, questioning instead of replying "Nadege?—Ladislasf" "Gone!" said Yegor. "Upon the se-i, as was tho case the other day J—or lost along the coast?" •'Abducted!" said M. Lafleur. "When we arrived, everything here was in extreme disorder." "Abduction!—violence!" murmured Yor mac, suddenly resuming his role of chief oj police. "But," added he. in a loud yoice and almost with an accent of triumph, "how could you expose a young'girl aud a child to such risks as you are running! It would have been a hundred times better to have gouo back when I summoned you to do so' Then I would have interceded in your behalf with t.he governor of Yakoutsk. But, now," said Yefmac, changing his tone, "this young lady and her brother, tho poor little Pole, are in the power of a sanguinary tribe in rebellion against the Czar's authority, whose laws are made only by the cha- mans, and who, despite the fact that a large number of natives have boon bupti-od, still offer human sacrifices! See what your ia gouious pluus have brought you to, Monsieur Someuofl!" "We shall all dip, perhaps," answered Yogor, wltto 9 deep sigh, l 'but we shall die free!" "Free! Tb,atisfctit ft word!" Said toac. "A word, Monsieur—the chief of police!' cried the Parisian. "With that Word man j things are done. I. who was bofn on the Place de la Bastille, Can assure you of that with a full knowledge of the facts. Vive Is liberte! But," added M. Lafleur, "you d< not tell us where you have been." * "Where I have beeh," answered Yermae "Ah! do not ask me 1" Wth these words, he sat down beside tht flre, his elbows upon his knees and his head in his hands. Yegor and the Parisian signed to eact other not to disturb him. On partially turn ing, Yermae saw upon the table, which M Lafleur had righted, all sorts of provisions arranged in good order. •'So the naftas have arrived I" cried be joyously, springing to his feet. "No," said M. Lafleur. "We brought all those things here a little while ago." "Where did you get them?" asked he, in astonishment. "Ah 1 do not ask me!" answered the Parisian, repeating the chief of police's word* of a minute before. He oven added tho in tonation. Yormac understood, and, relapsing into silence, resumed his place beside the fire. We will now throw some light on thf mystery surrounding his absence from th« hut for an entire day and a large portion ol the night. The chief of police, despairing of agait seeing Tokel and Chort, had resolved to trj to escape on foot. Ho started immediatelj after the departure of Yogor and M. Lafleui for the chose, taking with him only the supply of seal fat he had kept in reserve After walking for five or six hours in th« exceedingly bitter cold, covered with h'oavj clothing, he paused, uncertain as to whothoi he should continue his journey or not. Foxes, attracted by the odor of the seal fat, pressed thickly about him. Ho threat ened them with his stick, but without driving them very far away. It was a bad beginning. The wind commenced to blow strongly. What a prospect for the night! Whew should he sleep? If he stretched himsell out in tho midst of tho toundra, the foxes would carry off his provisions and, perhaps, attack him. Without food, no journey, nc escape, was possible. Was he even certair of the route he was following? The skj was covered with clouds, and there wore nc stars to guide him. There was not a tree from the moss on the bark of which ho coulc ascertain tho four cardinal points. His at tempt sciemed to him worse than' foolish Never, under such conditions, could h< reach Nijni-Kolimsk, Far better would it be to retrace his steps and try to find the road he had passed over That was what he did. He disembarrassed himself of the greater part of his provisions upon which the foxes immediately threw themselves, and, a trifle less loaded, regained the coast, making an error which brought him to the ocean several miles from the hut. But once there, he discovered his whereabouts from the configuration of the capes and bays. A few hours later, he ran against the wooden cross which marked the grave of his son. He knelt upon the tomb. When ho arose, he had no difficulty in finding the hut, which was almost buried in the snow, but from the roof of which escaped a cloud of smoke reflecting the flames of the hearth Yegor and M, Lafleur, finding, the next day, that the slices of seal fat put aside bj the chief of police were gone, and accepting as sincere his surprise and even pain when he discovered the absence of Nadege and the lad, suspected the truth. What an immense task was now imposed upon them! They must find Nadege and Ladislas and snatch them from the hands ol their abductors. Yegor could not pursue his attempt, so courageously carried on uj to that time, before having attained this result. UllAI'TEIJ XXXI.—THE PURSUIT. After a night passed without sleep—the three men had remained seated about the fire in.silnnrc—Yegor and M. Lafleur ran to the tracks of the narta—they wore still perfectly visible. Yegor's dog barked in the direction taken by the sledge and then began to run that they might follow it; the animal returned and again went through tho same manosuvre. "Thanks to Wab," said M. Lafleur, "we will find thorn!" ''I hope so." cried Yegor; "but shall wo adandon the hut, go forward, taking Yer- mae with us, and pursue our journey towards the Gulf of Anadyr when 'we have recovered Nadege and Ladislas?" "And what of tho expected nartas in that case?" said M. Lafieur. "What would become of our guides? Besides, can we undertake such a journey on foot? No; believe me. Let us leave the hut in cliiu-g'C of the chief of police and set out with as little baggage as possible. We will return here." They returned to the hut and hastily made their preparations, deciding to take but 11 small quantity of food with them. But they did not forgot their weapons—Yegor his gun and pistols and tho Parisian the hatches found on boaz'd the whaler, which he took to replace his gun broken over the skull of tho white bear. At tho moment of departure, Yegor told Yermae that he could dispose of the food contained in the hut. "You insist uselessly, Monsieur Semo- noff," said the chief of police. "I would rather die of hunger than to touch it. But will you not satisfy my curiosity by telling me where you procured those provisions?" •'I will tell you," said Yegor, "and the information will, perhaps, remove your repugnance." Ho then told him of the discovery of the whaling vessel. "But," said tho chief of police, "the contents of the ship must be saved. What is its name?" "I do not know." "That is, however, what must be known first of all. I will discover it. I will make a note of tho place from whence the ship sailecL; the owners shall be informed of what has happened and shall, in a certain measure, be indemnified by our government, provided the supplies, appendages, utensils, arms, hull and masts can be sold at Nijni- Kolimsk or the fair of Ostrovoye—but that is impossible; we can only make use of the abandoned food, and that in a very small quantity according to our needs." "You consent then to utilize the resources furnished us by the whaler?" "Certainly. This time it is for the account of the government of the Czar, which will pay for what is used." "Arrange that to suit yourself, Monsieut Yermae," said Yegor; "the most important point is that you may not suffer and waste away, and that I can louvo you horo a few days fooling certain that on my return I shall find you alive." Yermao might have shown himself sensible of tho interest Yegor took in him, had he been u.'ju.au to indulge in amiable words. As it was, bo waa for u moment ombavi'as&- oil ami, to relieve himself, turned his back Satisfied in regard to thb fchief of police, Yegor started on his Journey, accompanied by M. Lafleur. Wab ran on before, without Straying too far from the coast Soon they porceived to the east, and at a distance of more than sixty miles. Mounts Vayyanine, Geyla and Raoutane, as well as tho pointed rocks of Gape Cholagsk. The dog led them towards the south-west, across abrupt enrthy hillocks nnd frozen lakes. At night, they halted for a few hours on the snow, having nothing with them that could soften tho rigors of such a sojourn. The next day, they passed through a district cut up by great numbers of deep lakes of different sizes, separated from each other by a kind of natural dykes, not more than an inch thick and formed, as well as the soil, ol novel- melting ice covered With a little enrth. After a toilsome walk, they finally reached the western shore of tho B i.v of Tchaounsk. Still guided by Wab and themselves, continuing to follow the tracks of tho sledge on the snow, they went along tho sides of the hills parallel to the coast, over n narrow strip of sand on which they noticed remains of sea-kale with largo leaves and of some other mr.riue plants. An east wind was blowing impetuously. The sky was clear. At noon, u celestial phenomenon of extraordinary beauty attracted their attention and stopped them, for an instant, in tho midst of their breathless and toilsome career. Around the sun appeared four other suns connected with each other by brilliant rainbows of the most vivid colors; tho whole formed a circle the diameter of which equalled forty degrees; besides, a horizontal rainbow, about eighty degrees long, passed across the real sun aud the apparent suns which surrounded it; nt its extremities arose perpendicularly two little rainbows, the very pale hues of which contrasted with those of the main one. This phenomenon lasted two hours. Tho wind abated little by little and then snow foil, being converted into a snow hurricane of medium intensity. Yegor and M. Lafleur sheltered themselves as best they could, but wore filled with dismay to see fall the fresh snow which would efface the traces borne by tho old. Would the dog again find the scent? When the tempest had cea«ed, Wab was stimulated by them to go forward. The dog at first seemed altogether at fault; it followed and abandoned successively several scents; finally, it seemed to have made up its mind, and Yegor, who had commenced to despair and give way to all his chagrin, regained confidence. He and his companion decided to trust to the animal's instinct, and resumed their journey. Meanwhile, the chief fif police had gono in search of the whaler, and, remembering Yegor's description, he found it without difficulty. His first care was, as he had said, to ascertain tho name of the ship. It was the Hugo and Maria. He had already copied the names of the captain, the second in commiyid, and the crew fvom tho Bible secured by Yegor. He drew up an hiventory of all the material and supplies the whaler contained. This done, he began to transport to the hut everything that was neither too heavy nor toe embarrassing, making trip after trip, in- defatig&ble in this work of preservation which he had almost as much at heart as success in bringing back tho lagitive exiles to Yakoutsk. To be continued. THE FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. THE BLOOD STAIN OKKAUTII. BT JOHN ilOYI.E 0'lttCttI.T. There le blood on the f(ic« of the enrth— It recks through the years and is red; When Truth was slaughtered ttt birth, 4nd th« veins of liberty bled. Lot vnln If the hMid tlint tries To cover the crimson etnin: It spreads like a plague, nnd cries Like n eoul in writhing pnln. • It wnetelh the planet's flesh, It calleth on orensts of stone. God holdeth bin wrath In a leash, Till the heart of men atone. Blind, like the creatures of time, Cursed, like all the race, They answer, "The blood and crime Belong to a sect and place." What, are these things to heaven, Races or places of men? The world through one Christ was forgiven Nor question of races then. The wrong of to-day shall be rued In n thousand com ing years, The debt must be paid In blood, The interest In tears. Wherever a principle dies- Nay, principles never die! But wherever a ruler lies And a people share the Ho, Where right IH crushed by force, And manhood IN stricken dead, There dwelled! the ancient curse, And the blood on the earth is red. bing, wet a corner of the cloth, and ro%> the soiled pa.rt until it becomes clean. _ , In uping_ such volatile articles as riaph- - | Ilia, > benzine, chloroform and ether the I rubbing should be done very rapidly, th«<. Hie sta'in may be removed before tl» liquid dries.—Maria Parloa, in the Housewife. DR. HAIN'S TESTIMONY. He Declares That He Found Strychnine In Mrs. Pettlt's Vitals. Ind., Nov. 5.— The jury in the case attended the Central Presbyterian Church yesterday morning and listened to a powerful sermon by Dr. Cunningham, founded on the retribution that was visited upon Ahab and Jazebel for the murder of Nabath. He addressed himself particularly to the jury and made an im- prtssion. There was considerable comment on it, and the lawyers of the defence assert that they will be able to turn the sermon to "account. Dr. Hines, of Bush Medical college, took the stand this morning and testified that he found pure strychnine in the portions of Mrs. Pettit's vitals, which were given to him by Dr. Peters for examination. His modest and perfectly kind and unvarnished way of puting his testimony carried great weight, and the room was as still as death as he described the process of analyzing. On cross ox- amination he was much liberal than Peters to (he defense and made several statements favorable lo Pettit. He said it was impossible to tell whether strychnine had been put in the body before or after death. In thn afternoon Dr. W. H. Bus- tjne and Dr. M. O'Farral gave expert testimony substantiating those who already had testified. The court adjourned in the evening until Wednesday, the jury being allowed to go home Tuesday under charge of baliffs, to vote. MADAME 1'ATTl She Contracted a Severe Cold ut a London Concert. LONDON, Nov. 4.—Majlama Patti is confined to her bed in Leicester, suffering from the effects of a chill contracted at a concert in London. Prominent specialists have been summoned. ANOTHER HOTEL FIRE. by Three [Men Are Serlousely Injured Jumping From a Window. KANSAS CITY, Nov. 8.—A fire in a boarding house made such progress before it was discovered that it cut off all the exits by doorways and stairs. A. S. Woodruff jumped from the second story and is badly injured. He may die. Two others were badly injured by jumping. The other boarders were rescued from the windowb by firemen. The less is small. AN EXTWA SESSION IMPROBABLE, Wannamaker Says That the Cabinet Does Not Favor the Idea, WASHINGTON, NOT. _ 5.—Postmaster General Wammmaker, in answer to an inquiry by a representative of the associate press said there was no probability of an extra session of congress. He did not believe that the president had any thought of calling congress together before the regular session. Two other members of the cabinet, who were unwilling to be quoted by name, said there will be ne extra session. VAUM NOTES. As an indication of the growth of our best export trade"itmay be mentioned that the amount of American fresh beef received into Liverpool during thu first six months of the present year amounted to more than 60,000,000 pounds, or about 40 per cent, in excess of the quantity for the corresponding period of 1886. . Mixed grasses aro better for stock than a single yuneiy. No matter how valuable any particular grass crop may boor how large the yield the slock will thrive better when fed on a variety. The individual preferences of cattle may differ and they will at all times accept, a change of food, which promotes appeute and thrift. The investigations of the South Carolina station upon the composition of fodders has determined that for a nitrogenous crop the cow t <ea vines are almost without a rival. _The crop will probably . produce more digestible feed than any other, and the manure which results from fie feeding is of the highest virtue. Them excellent results are due to the fact that the cow-pea derives a large proportion of its nitrogen from the atmosphere. G. B. Freer says that he has found the key to the successful management of a flock of poultry. It consists of a house six feet square and six feet high for each fifteen to twenty-fiVe fowls; yard 50 by 125 feet to each house, with a sub-yard"lO feet square in which to confine them close to the house when desired; lath fences only four feet high between the yards and clipped wings to prevent them flying over. This plan, he says, brought both healthy fowls and eggs. The series of dairy schools which has been started by the New York dairy association is a movement in the right direction in the line of agricultural education. Practical instruction on the farm, in all the most approved practices of agriculture, is quite as necessary as abstruse experiments at the stations. "Science, with practice," should be the agricultural motto throughout civilization. Only by combination of the two cun we learn, to avail ourselves of all our resources. There is little doubt that the next (and last, by reason of the exhaustion of cheap, cultivataUe lands)Jgeneral movement of agricultural home-seekers that we shall witness within the present bounderies of the United States will be toward the south. During the last few years there has been a large emigration toward;,that region, but largely in the line of commerce and manufactures. There has been a slight augmenting of the agricultural population, and a comparatively slight increase in production, except the great staple—cotton. Lands are yet cheap there. The development of manufactures has created new markets. Railways have been built so that the shipment of products has been facilitated. The soil responds readily to cultivation, and the husbandman may make choice among a vast number of industries, any one of which he may find profitable in following. It is not well to cultivate a restless spirit, nor to be continually seeking a change; but, if you are looking for new fields to conquer, take advantage of some one of the many cheap railway excursions that are now running to the south and look thn land over for yourself. It does no harm to go away from home once in awhile, anyway. It sometimes serves to make one the more contented with his present lot. How to Clean Kid Gloves. Light kid gloves soil so easily that they would not be a very expensive item in the wardrobe if one were able to clean them. In all large towns they can be sent to a shop, .where they will be cleaned for ten cents a pair. It is, however, a great convenience to do such work at home, if in a hurry, or living out of town. THE TEIlUtBI.E COBKA. A IMIsslonnry in Intlln Kill* Two Serpents on a Snmlny Morning and CIiwwJK Out a Snnko'ft Hole. It was a hot Sunday morning in ftrS'tt without a cloud in the brazen skies, TW*« a, correspondent of the "Christian l-tct- ligencer." > We had just come home U\.wr early morning service, and had taken out seats nt the breakfast table. At the open door of our dining-room our Telugu school teacher appealed, saying: "Sir, a big cobra has been chasing n frog through tbt. whole length of your front veranda. He struck at it again and again as it sprang p.ist the open doors of y_our sitting-ronm. but the frog, uttering piercing shrieks (as a frog can when pursued by a cerperatj, sprang each time quick enough to e(ad« its jaws, and together they rushed off th« end of the veranda, and the frog sprang under a box that is standing there, too near down upon the hard floor for the big cobra to get under, and so escaped." "Well, said 1, "where is thf> cola* now?" "That is just what 1 don't know," said he, "for while I was looking to *ee what had become of the frog, how he ha* got a.way, the cobra disappeared among the flower pots, and I cannot see where te has gone. He mus*-. have a hole there close by the veranda somewhere," said L "Will you please go and watch until I come, and see if you can get sight of him again, for he must be killed if ne lives ae near the house as that." I don't go a-shooting on Sunday, but S went for my pistol then, for 1 considered it decidedly a work of necessity and mercy to put an end to the danger of our-elvos or our people being bitten by that deadly cobra. Soon appearing with a revolver, which I kept for traveling through tfan jungles bv night, I went to hunting for: the cobra s hole. Two large native flower pots stood abodt, six feet from the veranda, with eacb When plain naphtha or benzine is used the odor clings to the gloves a long time. Here is a fluid that will easily clean the gloves, and when they are exposed to the air for a short time, the edor passes uway. Put into a, three-pint bottle one quart of benzine, one ounce of ether, one ounce of chloroform and a half ounce of white wintergreen. . Shake and cork tightly. To clean the gloves put them on the handi, and, wetting a piece of clean white cloth or small sponge with the fluid, sponge the glove quickly, rubbing quite hard in the part most soiled. Take an- olher clean piece of cloth and rub the gloves until they are perfectly dry. Now a beautiful rose growing in it, of whicfc. my wife was very fond, and beside whict. she almost daily stood picking off dead leaves, or watering and tending the rose*. I soon discovered a hole in the grouni. about as large as my wrist, partly cpncealefi by the grass that was growing right between the two flower pots, which was far enough apart for a person to stanfi between them. The hole went down per^ pendicularly. growing larger as it went deeper. It took but a moment to bring & hand mirror and throw the reflection «E the bright sun right down into the hole. It revealed a horizontal chamber only x, foot or so deep, and the glistening scale* of a cobra coiled up at rest. Taking a piece of broken wagon tire "in my left hand to stop up the hole with, and placing the end of it slantingly in the hole, I fired down into the hole. Not a motion was seen. I had missed. Turning the tire up edgewise, I fired again. What a squirming there was! The cobra had been wounded. He struck out viciously at the iron, which was turned down flat as BOOK as I had fired, to keep him from darting out at us. I turned the iron edgewise .arid fired again, and again. When I foaflmu- loaded the sixth barrel I let him strike hie head out, and ca_ught it against the slfie with the iron tire. I had brought out with me a pair of large hedge-shears. With these I caught hold of his protrufl- ing neck, and, with a stout pull with botb hands, pulled him out and gave him a flirt out into the compound. What a scattering there was of men, women and children ! My attention had been so taken up by the snake that I had not noticed whai'ji. crowd had gathered around. How they screamed and ran! for they did not know- that the grip of the shears had dislocated the fellow's neck, and. seeing a full-sizett cobra flying out toward them, they seemei to think that he was springing at them. As I had grasped the head of the sobra. with the shears, I had_ given the wago» tire to the teacher, asking him to insert the end again instantly that I drew the cobra out, for where one cobra is you will usually find a second. 1 came back anfl threw the rays of the sun in again. Yes, there were bright cobra's scales and another cobra wriggling. Loading nay -pistei again I repeated the firing, hoping "thai he would strike his head out, so that '1 could catch his head also. Squirm ariS strike as he did, his head did not come out of the hole until I had fired mtuy? times; but it finally came, and I secure'! him also. On drawing him out and examining him closely, wo found fourteen pi.stol ball holes through his body, and stiH there was fight in him. Any three of the wounds would have rjroved fatal in times but he died making a splendid fight, We, laid the cobras out on the veranda aji«t measured them. One of them meashre'fl. five feet eleven inches, and the other six feet two inches, than which one rarely finds a cobra largfr, Their hole showed that they had evidently been living there right along among the'flower pots that wore, tended daily and within six feet of oiu veranda, and within twelve feet of vuy study door, for weeks or months. Though the cobra is one of the deadliest serpents kno_wn, and thousands of persons die of their bite yearly in India, no one in oui mission has ever been harmed by one. The Play In Mormondon, A muchrtrayeled actor, with abundant reminiscences, is George D. Chaplain, wivi for a number of years has been the chief player in Mine. Jamiuschek's company, He is an ingrained New Yorker. He wae popular as a star in Australia, and befnr* the combination system revolutionized theatrical affairs the land over, he played several engagements, lasting some weeks, at Salt Lake City. The stock company was composed of Mormons. Brighaus Young took an interest in the stase nnd made a stage affair of it. He had two T. !UNCO1.N HKJJK. The Minister Arrives in New York With the Remains of H(s Son. NEW YOKK, Nov. 5.—United States minister to England'Robert T. Lincoln, arrived this afternoon oil the City of N^w York. He brought with him the remains of bis son Abraham. Mr. Lincohi positively refuses to discuss political matters. His stay in the United brief. *-| - _ V ~ JL ~ ~"^ r »i*»'« tuvv'-l*-' tv fiivggss IIU.CII1* V4. J.U| -11D Ilrlill \' slowly and carefuly work the gloves off the seats in the theater—a regal kind of linnfln n-ns-I lin««4l,««__ i~ J.1 £ T- _*I* 11 • it i • . i . •_**._ ««•*»* w*. hands, and hang them in the fresh air for I half an hour. All odor will have disappeared by that time. this fluid gives the gloves a lighter color, but leaves them soft and free from streaks, if the cleaning and drying have been prouiply done; and it also removes the odor sometimes caused by perspiration, It must be remembered that with this fluid, as naphtha, care with must the pure benzine be taken not to near an open fire, a lighted lamp or gas, as the pas which it givea mable. out is very flam' Another method of cleaning kid gloves is to use naphtha, pouring it into a deep saucer. Put the glove on tho hands, and dip one hand at a time in the saucer, wetting the glove thoroughly, then rub it quickly with a soft, dry cloth. The rub- ping must be done very quickly, or the glove will look streaked; Sbpuld there be ray iwfyi that were fl$ Amoved ' -- 1 ^~ chair fronting the center of the stage IK the orchestra circle, ind his private He seldom laughed but he enjoyed comedy, The stars playing at his theater were well paid. The resorces of the theater responded to any thing an actor might demand. A barber was in • waiting in tte dressing' room. The costumes :>f the house included anything from doublets and ' dress suits, and if need be the tailor was called in. At that time tickets could he bought by payment in any article tifat might be of use to the state and its highest priest. One of the faithful could-bring $ plank and exchange ifc for a seat for tjje performance. All of this has been cha»8" ed, and the Morrnan theater is run Jjka any other city establishment of tlje kind. It is supplied with attracUons, tm4 w booked in the regular order at the e in New York. One o| the Smh t "\

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