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*• •> ! THE WPEK D&S MOtNES, ALGONA, IO^ A , NOVEMBER 12,1890, IllJl LAlLJlb. Inall soon know about that," said he. f went to the hatchway and descended betweeh-decks. A spectacle more 4ble still than that on deck awaited them -the 1 bones and skulls of ten corpses Sformed this place into a veritable chaf- ' "Why were not the first who died buried .• the others?" asked Yegor of M. Lafleur. "Serialise, my friend," replied the latter, ' - "the entire crew must have been stricken with that terrible disease known as the Scurvy. Tliose who have it are attacked by ah intolerable stiffness of the legs; they limp; they can neither sleep not even rest; they lose all appetite, and their inflamed gums are extremely painful, while a general Weakness of the body promptly conies on— •It is .the indication of approaching disso- lutlon. The death of these brave mariners must have occurred last winter. But what if, in this botween-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 ho still retained possession of, Yegor cut the ropes which closed the scuttles. Air and light penetrated into the between decks. ,'"We inherit everything," said M. Lafleur. .'.'On one condition." 1,'What is that?" [*AThat wo give sepulture to the remains of ' se unfortunates." ^Agreed. But look — they possessed an .6 was, without doubt, to abridge the ''Weariness of the long winter." Beside the 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 jrouy, tho instrument gave vent to some strains of a gay dance air. Then, Yogor and M, Lafleur, affected in the highest degree by the contrast of this lively music with the heart-rending picture before them, felt tears como into their eyes. On tho organ was a large book. Yegor glanced at it—it was a Dutch Bible. Upon tho 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. Yogor, who * knew English and Gorman, understood enough of the Dutch language to obtain from this record the explanation of this tragedy of tho polar seas. The whaler had boon surprised by the ice at the Island ol Barontz, belonging to the Spitsbergen group. M. Lafleur had not boon wrong in considering the scurvy the active cause of the death of all the crew. Tho name of tho captain figured a little further on in those lububrious pages. Hia second in command had taken up the pen and hud passed it, in his turn, to a survivor. The last marginal note read thus: "But four of us are loft: Molis Stoke, of .laarlom, sailor; Dljrk Hooft, called tho ' S^roker, of Modenblik, sailor; Heymann Jaarsveldt, of Elburg, our ship-boy, and myself, Albordingk Huijdecopor, 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 tho ship should come on board aud devour us alive?" "Poor men!" thought Yogor, as ho closed the Biblo. "That is probably -what took place!" Already M, Lafleur was searching everywhere. From time to time, while Yegor was running over the margins of tho Bible, he cried: "Lard! — biscuit! — rum! — concentrated milk!—fifty boxes of it! The preserved moat has boon oaten by tho bears! Twenty pots of pommican!—f'Ugar! Oh!—flour!— bottles of rod wine and a box of candles- intact ! Moro biscuit! —a cask full! A puck- age of vermicelli! Chocolate I — twenty pounds at least! But what havoc! The foxes have aided the bears I Green beans in boxos I Sardines in oil 1" "Well, my dear friond," said Yogor to him, "lot us bundle up somo of theso things and carry them away. We will uiirofully close the scuttles." "What if we should not find tho whuler again?" "Oh ( tho sea is as solid us u rock. But lot us load ourselves with as much as out strength will permit." "I see somo matches." "Take them. ThCT will replace those stolon from us tjy^vnior day by the Teh- ouktf'hiH." tOii'c 8 "Thorois80jl-' cs Bubal! *\ "Wo"' ""tiady *i»>t. ' we've to c news to he will do the Wanted — he",'% force us to fOtiv.^b our steps, to .deliver' ourselves up to him whea -he should be backed by some force or other." "Oh t that wotild be odious!" cried Yegor. "What shall we do? Shall wd set out in pursuit of then! without loss of time? But 1 am annihilated, incapable of walking a step. Let us examine the tracks on the snow." They lighted their lantern, for night had come on, and went out. The show was trodden all' around the hut. The footprints led to'a-'mound, bo- hind which it was easy to see that a stodge drawn by several reindeer had been stationed. From thence they could follo%v o\tit the hardened show the direction taken by the sledge. "A hartal" cried Yegor—"and we can only pursue them on foot! We shall never overtake them! Oh? what a day I and this Yermac— I" "I begin to think that he must have had 8 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 1 It must have been Yermac. He has taken advantage of somo circumstance, of some chance. 1 "But," said tho Parisian, suddenlv, "the sledge has no'o gone towards the Russian possessions." "You arc right," answered Yegor, aston ishod that he himself had not noticed this fact. "At this advanced hour and fatigued as we are, it would bo difficult for us to set out. Believe mo, Yegor, it is bettor for us to wait until to-morrow, In tho meanwhile, perhaps, wo may be enlightened by somo revealing indication. Como in, my friend; after our fatigue and our emotions, tho cold will seize upon us—come." Yegor allowed himself to be drawn along by his friend, without making the least resistance. 'oven Wab Yer- must to know^it it. Third i The one co, The seat is not in tin the stomacr 'Dr. little regulatj tuff 1 Vhe first dose oft giving elasticity c GQO39 |»eu<orl niit. Give preference h will restore tho . her brother." ds, Yogor and the ath thoir loads, wore lirst installment of M. Laflour had i, claiming that u tho party up; Lud- dlo and he would fl!)cket violin. Yegor luade him from it; 1'1'ay tha Biblo. enjoying in ad- ly wore about to l p\dM, Laflour, "if j oil aud the salted ihem. ^lot seeing. Wab it ^entiment of ovil "irtl ho was carrying fthe but, calling 4t Tt ' irieft. K wo^emp- fom-ehad longs'ince rsttoe were every- theLl .... . UJ 1&£3 J <.', "minn hinj WAKES CHiL ne?» lam convinced happened• is over- the Parisian, troke in his CIIAITBK XXX.—WAN'S INTEM.IOEXCB. What a sad evening that was, passed al tho corner of tho flrc, while tho winter wind blew violently without. Yogor and M. Lnftcur looked at each other, without daring to exchange thoir painful reflections. They had joyously brought all sorts of provisions, but they touched nothing. "Even tho dog," murmured Yegor, tho dog—all gone 1 It is inexplicable, would never willingly have followed mac. What arc wo to think? What we decide upon?" At this moment they hoard a barking out- of-doors. "It is tho Siberian dogs," said M. Lafieur. Yogor listened attentively. "No; it is Wab," said ho,'rising; "but the animal is worried by something—perhaps wounded." And ho opened the door of tho hut. It was, indeed, Wab. Tho creature bounded in and laid at its master's foot tho little silk embroidered reindeer skin bag which the Tchouktehis had stolen from them a few days before, "Look!" cried Yegor. "Those beggars who came hero have had something to do with our misfortune. Wab has brought back tho bag they robbod us of. The animal must have followed Nadege to then village." Wab 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 it had displayed. "Wo noticed," said M. Lafleur. "that the Tchouktehis, who came from the oast, retraced their steps instead of going toward? tho west as was very probably at first theii intention. The tracks of the slodge also go to the cast. Evidently, Wab has returned from thoir hut, which signifies that thoii village is not far distent from hero. But what role must we assign to the chief of police in all this?" "That is a very difficult matter to determine i" answered Yogor. "At least wo possess some indications/ said tho Parisian. "I now recall the strange fashion in which the native stared at Nadege, while speaking to his wife of his kama- kay." "You have hit it, my excellent friend!' cried Yogor. "This chief of their tribe has como hero in consequence of tho report ol tho two natives. Oh! ray poor Nadege! In what affliction she must be! But the chief of police?" "Wo always come back to him?" exclaimed the Parisian. Tho latter had scarcely ceased speaking, when a faint voice uttorod his name. "Who calls mot" asked ho, growing slightly pale. "Monsieur Lnfleur!" again repeated the voice. Tho two watchers raised their heads. This name had fallen from above, through tho aperture mado in tho roof for tho escape of tho smoke. "Well! hero is the chiof of police!", cried Yogor. "Open the door!" again said the voice. "You think it is ho, do youi" demanded M. Lnflour, a trifle reassured. "I will admit him then, Tljsyoskeletons, those bones, which wo saw tdmay, together with tho strnngo surprise which awaited us on oui return, have completely upsot rno." An instant afterwards, Yormuc enteroO tho hut behind M. La/lour, ' ! Cim one usk where you have boon ("said M. Liflour to him, roughly. "Cn-tuuly, we have not boon iij tho hubit of troubling you about your movements; but things' have happened hero which mulco us desire to know why you return at this hour of ihe night!" "To what things do you alludo!" askad tho chief of police, who now perceived the disorder of the hut and Yegor's dejection and divined the absence of Nudogo and hoi brothel'. "Has some misfortune ocourrcj<' added he, questioning instead- of replying "Nadege (—Ladislus«" "Gono!" said Yogor. "Upon the se'i, as was the case the othei day J—or lost along the coast?" •'Abducted 1" said M. Laflour. "When we arrived, everything hero was in extreme disorder." "Abduction!—violence I" murmured Yor mac, suddenly resuming his role of chief ol police. "But," added he. in a loud yoicf and almost with an accent of 'triumph, "how could you expose a young"g ; . and a child to such risks us you are ruu\ ng! It would have been a hundred times i jtter to have gone back wuen I summoned you to do KO ' Then I would have interceded in your be- hall with t,he governor of Yakoutsk. But, now," suid Yermac, changing his tone, "this young lady aud her brother, tho poor littk Pole, are in the power of a sanguinary tribe in rebellion against the Czar's authority, whoso laws aro made only by the cha- mans, and who, despite the fact that a large number of natives have boon bupt-fcod, still offer human sacrifices! See wlmt your ingenious plaus have brought you to, Monsieur Semenoff!" "Wo shtjU all die, perhaps," answered Yegor, with a deep sigh, "but we shall die free I" Th,atiSDut & wbfdl* said Yef mac. "A Word, Monsieur 1 —th6 chief of police!' cried the Parisian. "With that Word man j things are done. 1, who was born on the Place de la Bastille, can assure you of thai with a full knowledge of the facts. .Vivo Is liberte I But," added M. Lafleur, "you dc not tell us where you have been." * "Where I have been," answered Yermao "Ah! do not ask me I" \Wth these Words, he sat down boside tht fire, 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, Yermac saw upon the table, which M Lafleur had righted, all sorts of provision* arranged in good order. •'So the nartas have arrived!" cried he joyously, springing to his feet. "No," said M. Lafleur. "We brought al) those things here a little while ago." "Where did you get thtsm?" asked he, in astonishment. "Ah I do not ask me I" answered the Parisian, repeating the chief of police's word* of a minute before. He oven added the in tonation. Yermac understood, and, relapsing into silence, resumed his place beside tho fire. Wo will now throw somo light on the mystery surrounding his absence from the hut for an entire day and a large portion o) the night. The chief of police, despairing of agair seeing Tekel and Chort, had resolved to trj to escape on foot. Ho started immediatelj after the departure of Yegor and M. Lafleui for the chase, taking with him only the supply of seal fat he had kept in reserve After walking for five or six hours in the exceedingly bitter cold, covered with h'oavj clothing, he paused, uncertain as to whethoi he should continue his journey or not. Foxes, attracted by tho odor of the seal fat, pressed thickly about him. Ho threat enod 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 sight I Whew should he sleep? If he stretched himseU out in the midst of the toundra, the foxes would carry off his provisions and, perhaps, attack him. Without food, no journey, nt escape, was possible. Was he even certalr of the route ho 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 hocoulc ascertain the four cardinal points. His at tempt seemed to him worse than' foolish Never, under such conditions, could h< reach Nijni-Kolimsk. Far better would it be to retrace his stops and try to find the road he had passed over That was what he did. Ho disembarrassed himself of the greater part of his provisions upon which the foxes immediately threw themselves, and, a trifle less loaded, regained tho coast, making an error which broughl him to the ocean several miles from the hut. But once there, he discovered his whereabouts from the configuration of the capos 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 he arose, he had no difficulty in finding the hut, which was almost buried in the snow, but from tho 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 Nadego and Ladislas and snatch them from the hands oi their abductors. Yegor could not pursue his attempt, so courageously carried on ur to that time, before having attained this result. (JUAI'TER XXXI. —THE PUUSUIT. After a night passed without sleep—the throe men hud remained seated about the fire in.sllHiico—Yegor and M. Lafleur ran to the tracks of the narta—they wore still perfectly visible. Yegor's dog barlced in the direction taken by the slodge and then began to run that they might follow it; tho animal returned and again went through tho same manoeuvre. '•Thanks to Wab," said M. Lafleur, "we Will find thorn I" "I hopo so." cried Yogor; "but shall wo adandon the hut, go forward, taking Yer- mac with us, and pursuo our journey towards tho Gull' of Aniidyr when 'wo have recovered Nadege and Ladislas?" ''And what of the expected uartas in that case?" said M. Laflour. "What would bo- come of our guides? Besides, can wo undertake such u journey on foot? No; bo- Hove me. Let us leave tho hut in charge of tho chief of police and set out with as little baggage as possible. We will return hero." They returned to the hut and hastily made their preparations, deciding to take but H small quantity of food with thorn. But they did not forget their weapons—Yegor his gun and pistols and tho Parisian the hatchet found on board tho whaler, which he took to replace his gun broken over the skull of tho white boar. At tho moment of departure, Yogor told Yermac tlnit he could dispose of tho food contained in the hut. "You insist uselessly, Monsieur Some- noff," suid the chiof of police. "I would rather die of hunger than to touch it. But will you not satisfy my curiosity by tolling me where you procured those provisions I" •'I will toll you," said Yegor, "and the information will, perhaps, remove your repugnance." Ho then told him of the discovery of the whaling vessel, "But," suid tho chiof of police, "the contents of the ship must be saved. What is its name?" "I do n'ot know." "That is, however, what must bo known first of all. I will discover it. I will make a note of the place from whence the ship sailecL; tho owners shall be informed of what has happened and shall, in a certain measure, bo 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, Monsieur Yermac," said Yegor; "the most important point is that you may not suffer and waste ttwuy, and thtit I can leave -you hero a few days fooling certain that on my return I shall find you alive." Yermac might huve shown himself sensible of tho interest Yegor took in him, hud he been u'jiiau to indulge in umiuble words. As it was, bo wa* for u moment ombuvrass- oil aud, to relieve himself, turned his buck Satisfied in regard M the chief bf 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 Vayyanlne, Geyla and RaoUtane, as well as tho pointed rocks of Gape Cholagsk. The dog led them towards the south-west, across abrupt earthy hillocks and frozen lakes. At night, they halted for a few hours on the snow, having nothing With them that could soften the 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 nnver melting ice covered with a little enrth. After a toilsome walk, thoy finally reached tho western shore of tho B i.v of Tchaounsk. Still guided by Wab and themselves, continuing to follow tho tracks of tho slodge on the snow, thoy went along tho sides of the hills parallel to the coast, over n. narrow strip of sand on which they noticed remains of soa-kale with largo leaves aud of some other mrrine plants. An ~ast wind was blowing impetuously. Tho sky was clear. At noon, a celestial phenomenon of extraordinary beauty at- tructed thoir attention and stopped thorn, 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 and tho apparent suns which surrounded it; at its extremities arose perpendicularly two little rainbows, the very pale hues of which contrasted with those of the main ono. 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 thcm- solves as best they could, hut wore tilled with dismay to soo fall tho fresh snow which would efface the traces borne by tho old. Would the dog again find the scent? When the tempest had ceased, Wab was stimulated by them to go forward. The dog at ih'st seemed altogether at fault; it followed and abandoned successively several scouts; finally, it seemed to have made up its mind, aud 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 chiof of police had gone in search of tho whaler, and, remembering Yegor's description, he found it without difficulty. His first care was, as he had said, to ascertain tho name of tho ship. It was tho Hugo and Maria. He had ah-oady copied tho names of the captain, the second in commwd, and the crew from th(j Biblo secured by Yegor. Ho drew up an inventory of all tho material and supplies tho whalor contained. This done, he began to transport to the hut everything that was neither too heavy nor toe embarrassing, making trip after trip, in- defatigftble in this work of preservation which he had almost as much at heart ns success in bringing back tho iagitivo exiles to Yakoutsk. To be continued. DR. HAIN'S TESTIMONY. THE FARM AND HOUSEHOLD, THE BLOOM STAIN OFKAUTII. BT JOHN BOTf.E There Is blood on the fncc of the enrth— It reeks through the yeiirH and Is red; When Truth wns slaughtered at birth, 4ntl tho veins of liberty bled. Lol vain Is the Imncl thnt tries To cover the crlmeon stain: It spreads like a plague, and cries Like n soul In writhing puln. It waeteth the planet's flesh, It en I let h on breasts of stone. God holdeth hlu wrath in a leash, Till the heart of men ntonc. Blind, like the creatures of time, Cursed, like all the race, They answer, "The blood and rrJm» Belong to a sect and place. 1 ' What are these things to heaven, Races or places of men? The world through one Christ was forgiven Nor question ol races then. The wrong of to-day shall be rued In n thousand coming years, The debt must bo 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 lie, Where right is crushed by force, And manhood ix stricken duiul, There dwelleth tho ancient curse, And the blood on tho earth Is red. bing, _wet a corner of the cloth, and ru% the soiled part until it becomes clean. _, In using such volatile articles as napk- -jlha, benzine, chloroform and ether thfc rubbing should be done very rapidly, that tiie stain may be removed before the liquid dries.—Maria Parloa, in the Housewife. VAUM NOTES. He Declares That Ho Found Strychnine In Mr». Pettlt's Vitals. CHAWFORDSVILLE, Ind., Nov. 5.—The jury in the cuse 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 Eush Medical college, took the stand this morning and testified that he found purrf 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 Jeath as he described the process of analyzing. On cross examination he was much liberal than Peters to the defense arid made several statements favorable to Pettit. He said it wns impossible to tell whether strychnine had been put in the body before or after death. In tho afternoon Dr. W.H. ttus- t'ne and Dr. M. O'Farral gave expert testimony substantiating those who already bad testified. The court adjourned in the evening until Wednesday, the jury being n I lowed to go home Tuesday undercharge of balift's, to vote. As an indication of tho growth of our best export trade'itmay be mentioned that the anioun^of American fresh beef received into Liverpool during this first six months of the present year amounted to more than 6G,000,000 pounds, or about 40 per cent, in excess of the quantity for the corresponding period of 1886. . Mixed grasses are better for stock than a single yurieiy. No matter how valuable any particular grass crop may be or how large the yield the Hlmjk will thrive better when fed on a variety. The individual preferences of cattle may differ and they will at all times accept achange of food, which promotes appetite and thrift. The investigations of the South Carolina station upon the composition of fodders has determined thati'or a nitrogenous crop the cow jiea vines are almost without a rival. The crop will probnbly . 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; luth-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 can we learn, to avail ourselves of all our resources. THE TfiUHIULE CUBKA. A Missionary In India Kills Two Deadly Serpents on n Sunday Morning and Clc.v/j* Out a .Snnkn's Hole. It was a hot Sunday morning in fir/iu without a cloud in the brazen skies, *«•'« a correspondent of the "Christian l-ti-t- ligencer." We had just come home IIVMIT early niorning service, and had taken out seats nt the breakfast table. At the open door of our dining-room our Telugu scmxi (eacher appealed, saying: "Sir, a big cobra has been chasing a frog through iltt. whole length of your front veranda. He struck at it again and again as it sprang the open doors of y_our sitting'-rwm, but, the frog, uttering p'iercing shrieks {at. a frog can when pursued by a serpeffiU, sprang each time quick enough to e(«d« its jaws, and together they rushed off the 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 thp color* now?" "That is justwhat I don't know," bii id ho, "for while I was looking tc »ec what had become of the frog, how he ha€ got n.way, the cobra disappeared among the flower pots, and I cannot see where be has gone." He mus f . have a hole thewi close by the veranda somewhere," said L "Will yon please go and watch until t come, and see if you can get sight of him again, for he must be killed if he lives ae near the house as that." I don't go a-shooting on Sunday, but 8 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-elvoe or our people being bitten by that deadly cobra. ^ Soon appearing^witn a revolver, through thft hunting far which I kept for traveling jungles bv night the cobra s hole. •lit, I wont to MADAME 1'ATTl IL.L,. She Contracted a Severe Cold at u London Concert. LONDON, Nov. 4.—Madams 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. Three [Men Are Serlousely Injured by Jumping From u Window, KANSAS CITY, Nov. 3.—A fire in a boarding house made such progress before it was discovered that it cutoff 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 inj'ured by jumping. The other boarders were rescued from the windows by firemen. The less is small. AN EXTKA SESSION IMi'UOPAPLK. AVannaumker Says That the Cabinet Poet Not Fuvur the Idea. WASHINGTON, NOT, 5.—Postmaster General Wanuamaker, 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 bv name, said there will be ne extra session. There is little doubt that the next (and last, by reason of the exhaustion of cheap, cultivataMe 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 Kicking 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 the 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 OlovcH. Light kid gloves soil so easily that they would not be a very expensive item in the waidrobe 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. Ib is, however, a great convenience to do such work at home, if in a hurry, or living out of town. 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 exposer! to the air for - - 1 -—*• L ' " uway, quart of benzine, one ounce of chloroform white wintergreen. tightly. To clean the _gloves put them on a short time, the edor passes Put into a. thr,ee-pint bottle one ounce of ether, one and a half ounce of . Shake and cork the KOUEUT T. LINCOLN HERB. The Minister Arrives in New Vork With the Remain* of HU Sou, NEW TOKK, Nov. 5.—United Statef. minister to England Robert- T. Lincofn ? , arrived this afternoon on the City of York. He brought with hjnj tb,e,j of his son Abraham. Mr, IdBpoJn hands, 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 another clean piece of cloth and rub the gloves until they are perfectly dry. Now slowly and carefuly work the gloves off the _ Two large native flowerpots stood abod, six feet from the veranda, with eact a beautiful rose growing in it, of which my wife was very fond, and beside whick. she almost daily stood picking off deai leaves, or watering and tending the rosee. I soon discovered a hole in the grouuC. about as large as my wrist, partly concealed by tho grass that was growing right between the two flower pots, which was far enough npart for a person to stanfi between them. The hole went down perpendicularly, growing larger as it went deeper. It tool? but a moment to bring & hand mirror and throw the reflection «£ the bright sun right down into the hole. It revealed a horizontal chamber only & foot or so deep, and the glistening scales: of n cobra coiled up at rest. Taking a piece of broken wagon tire "fat my left hand to stop up the hole with, anfi placing the end of it slantingly in the hole, I fired down into the hole. Not a motion was seen. 1 had missed, Turning the tire up edgewise, I fired again. What a squ irming 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 .saw fired again, and again. When I Imflmn- loaded the sixth barrel I let him strike hie head out, and caught it against the s'ifie with the iron tire. I had brought out with me a pair of large hedge-shears. With these I caught hold of his protruding neck, and, with a stout pull with botk 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 whoi<a crowd had gathered around. How they screamed and ran! for they did not know- that the grip of the shears had dislocate® the fellow's neck, and. seeing a full-size*! cobra flying out toward them, they seemed, to think that he was springing at them. As I had grasped the head of the cobra with the shears, I had given the wagoa tire to the teacher, asking him to insert the end again instantly that I drew th? 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 my .pistei again I repeated the firing, hoping thai he would strike his head out, so that'.t could catch his head also. Squirm anfl strike as he did, his head did not corntb out of thft hole until I had fired moot? times; but it finally came, and I secured him also. On drawing him out and examining him closely, wo found fourteen pistol ball holes through his body, and stiH there was fight in him. Any three of the wounds would have proved fatal in time,: but he died making a splendid fight. We , laid the cobras out on the veranda ap<i measured them, One of them measured five feet eleven inches, and the other six feet two inches, than which one rarely finds a cobra larger. 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 out veranda, and within twelve feet of my study door, for weeks or months, Though the colra is one of the deadliest serpents > kno_wn, and thousands of persons die of their bite yearly in India, no one in out mission has ever been harmed by one. The Play in Mormondou. A _ much-traveled actor, with abnndnn\ reminiscences, is Ueorge D. Chaplain, win for a number of years has been tho clt'u'j player in Mme. Jamiuschek's company. He is an ingrained New Yorker. He wae popular as a star in Australia, and befnr« the combination system revolutionised theatrical affairs the land over, he plaved several engagements, lasting some weeks, at Salt Lake City. The stock company was compofed of Mormons. Briglians Young took an interest in the stage sinS made a stage affair of it. He had two seats in the theater—a regal kind of -..„,..., „..„«».»>«.. „„»„. vuu giur^a v-". wo ouuin ju uitj lUBiuer—a legal K1I1CI 01 & hands, and hang them in the fresh air for chair fronting the center of the etaw i* nil If an nnn!*_ A M nrmt» iwi H It mm /-I Jo_ H-,« n-^n^n^t. , „:„„!„ .1 v • __ • » . half an hour. "All odor will have disappeared by that time. This fluid gives the gloves a lighter color, but leaves them goft and free from streaks, if the cleaning and drying have been promply done; and it also removes the odor sometimes caused by perspiration. It must be remembered that with this fluid, as with the pure benzine or naphtha, care must be taken not to be near an open fire, a lighted lamp or gas, as the gas which it gives out is very flam' nmble. Another method of cleaning kid gloves is to use naphtha, pouring it into a deep saucer, Put the glove on the hands, ana d.rp one hand at a. ij • •• setting, the glove ' n ;ly with a must be the orchestra circle, =uid his private bo£ He seldom laughed but he enjoyed comedy. The stars playing at his theater were welt paid. The resorces of the theater responded to any thing an actor might demand, A barber was in waiting in tee dressing- room.. The costumes of the house included any thing from doublets and hose to dress suits, and if need be the tailor waj» called in. At that time tickets could be bought by payment in any article tffai might be of use to the state and its highest priest. One of the faithful coqld.bri^g f, performance, All of this ] ed, and the Mormj apy other city ' " It is sup- 1! - J . A'.

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