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THE TIPPER EBftMQtWBS. ALGOHA. TnWA. WEBNE8PAY, JANPARY 21,1891, .BY SAhAH MA1UE "'Yes," eaid Sir Wren, "that is the rea- Son they will divide their small holdings with a married son or daughter rather than let them go away. I do not blame them. U Annia ever finds a new lionvj, I feel'as though T should have to go with her. it ia hard to part with one's own flesh and blood!" "Well, well," I said, looking nt my watch, "I refill./ must go! But I will think of your theory, and try putting it in practice on my own estate." CIlAPTEU VII.—rilOM SUNSHINE TO SHADOW. When riding homo from Sir Wren's, I thought I had seen a now way of solving tho vexing problem. I urged my horse, anxious to tell KtelUi and hear her opinion. 1 had learned to place great confidence in her judgment. It was late when I reached Waverland. Giving my horse to a servant, 1 entered the "house. 1 went to the drawing-room expecting to find the family there but did nob" Then I went to the dining-room, but that was empty. The table was spread for dinner, I noticed us passed through. I sought my mother's room, going up the long flight of staiw two stop.-} at a time in rny'hurry to tell tho news. But there was no one there cither. Next I viiilcil the schoolroom. Th;.-;'j in a largo chat.'sat my mother with Myrtle's head resting 011 her'knee, fast asL-'.'p. £' Why, mother, what ha 1 ? happened?' I ;ed, for I saw shn had been weeping. ' itella is gone," she answered in a ibb'ng voice. "Stella gone! wh.itI whero has she •zone?" I aske:l in astonishment. 'I do not know whore she has gone, Bin left this mornin;.;." "'.But do you know why sho left?" I usked, looking nt my mother with a questioning glance, full of fear. "Yes, iny son, I do know why sho left." 'Well, toll mo all, quick, mother!" 1 Bald, lookin,: ;:t her as though I would tear the meaning from her, ore hM lip.-J couul utter the words. "After you left this morning, I went to b.crandni'.M, 'I fiw you ai-o making sorrow for yoii!'s:!li', Stella, by encouraging my son to spend BO much of liis timo with carno to tlie rtoor. . * ',..., "Was Miss Everett here yesterday?" I asked. "Yes, sor, sho ware here, but sliohad been weeping, bless her dear heart." 'Did she tell you she was going away?" t asked. 'No, sor, but she said good-bye to fill of us." I roamed about with but one aim cr object. To gniu some tidings of my lost friend wsvt my one absorbing thought. _ 1 searchsd ever? naner. houina sho would ndvertisa. I rode for miles in every direc tiaii, hoping for some news. But all to IK purpose. What a dreary old place Waverland had become! It hart lost all its sunshine and lay in a deep dark shadow. Even my mother kept her room, and dinner and breakfast wore lonely times. No more duels. No more lively conversations nnd discussions, (sir Wren failed to find comfort in playing whist. Annie seemed as lonely as myself and only made short calls, whila Myrtle, could not reconcile herself to live'without Stella.. When I came homo she would coiuo hurrying out to moot me, asking: "Have you found Stella?" Then, with measured steps she would return to her mother. Ono evening about a wcelc after Stella's departure, I camo homo from a long ride more sad and lonely than ever. After eat- in? a few moiith.sf.ul of supper I went to my room, thinking I would form some plan for leaving Waverland. As I sat trying to decide what course to pmv-uiB, I heard Stella's voice as plainly as I over did in my life, Baying. "If I were you I would not let my inheritance go to waste." I start'-:1 from my chair and looked around. It seemed to mo that she was near. But it was only a tempting dream. There was no bfiu-hb face with a. welcoming smile. Only empty space. But I had been aroused. I began to 'think what she would have mo do. I made myself a promise that I would fulfill her wish and save my inheritance. I would s!rive to be a man worthy of her love if we ovey met again. Then came to my mind tho words we had often snug together: "When shnll wo moot nprnln? Drm- licnrt. tlio tlnio is Ions: 'i'luit brings this discord strain, Liku minor in u sons. "Some dny tlic- clouds will lift 1'Yom oil' my wtiitliinr noiirt; And Un-outs'li tlio f?"liloi\ rll't Buii-lly'litoil buiiiar- will ilurt. you i n My mother paused as though choosing her words. '.'Goon, quick, mother, what else?" I asked nervously. "I told her that no heir of Waverland would ever think of marrying beneath his own rank or station in life. And that it had long been settled that Annie Wren was to bo your wife.",. "How couhl yon, mother?" I gasped. "I have never thought of such a thing! You do not know me, mother." "I did it for her good. I loved her very dearly and could not bear to think of her as suffering. 1 have watched her closely and I know she valued your society more than anything else." "What next, mother?" I asked, as she paused a moment. "When I tol-1 her of Annie, her check flushed painfully, and her lip quivered. After a moment'r. tiilcnco she said, 'You arc right, Lady Vi'avcrlaud. I will leave here at once.' She left tho room, and about an hour after sho cumc to me and thanked mo for my kindi.css, ami said sho would never forget the happy hours she had passed here. Then die took Myrtle in her arm and wept liko a child. 1 m-g'jd • her to ntay here until sho could flnd another place,*>'.' else to lot me know where Bho, was i:;oi'is'- But she remained linn and said she would find a homo somewhere." Whilo my mother had been speaking, tears vi-o.re str:.;imi:i;!; down her cheeks. 1 could not blame her. But could I let iny darling go thus? I alone knew how dc ai she was to mo. When my mother had finished, 1 said: "You do not kixow mo, mother. Stella "O, do not say that, my BOH!" said my mother, in n pleading tone. "I moan what f say, my dear mother, and I blama myself for not having spoken before," I said, and loft tho room. What had changed tho world so in ono short hour? Tho rooms had lost their sunshine. Tho very birds swnv.l sa-.l and still. I called for my horse and rode to the mil- way station, not far away, hoping to hear Borne nowvs of Siella, Tho agent said she had boon there, but he could not tell to where she had bought her ticket. I returned and sought Stella's room. Perhaps I might find something to tell me where isho hud gone. I waJ disappointed. Still there was somo comfort in seeing the things that sho hail arranged and used. They ii-ero a part, of her. Motionless, yot with * voice mosh eloquent, they spoke of my lost love. Turning from this little sanctuary where she luul lived, and perhaps, sometimes thought of mo, I went to ray own room. How my heart hungered | for ony answering look or word to tell mo ' thai I was reniomharod! Sitting in silence, n' " >ry lived over the past few months. 11 j-d-s and acts I treasured up from o •''pa~,t, as weary miners gather up particles of dust that glistens 'Tor on Unit dny you'll como; Your limiil will lunch my own My heart, now sudly dumb. Will spculc i'or you ulono." That scorned a sweet promise for tlic f ut tire, and I was comforted. I believed tha Stella was safe and that sometime wi would meet again. What a sense of res came to my mind, bringing by tho aid o memory all her quiet ways and plcasan words back again, until I seemed to fee her very preserve. I was anxious to di some good deed to ho worthy of her pur love. Can mind take form and visit mind Yes, I believe that sympathy of love cai unite as though distance may intervene. | Tiiero wns work for tie to do, and I was ready to begin. Tho most important work was to plan greater comfort for my tenants! I never'dreamed-of opposition in carrying out the methods used by Sir Wren; of changing my tenants into laborers. The first farmer I visited lived in an old hut surrounded by filth of every description. I knocked at the door, and was admitted into a room, where a man, a woman, six children, a cow and four pigs all lived huddled into a space of not more han twelve by sixteen feet. Mike cams to tho door, looking as though 10 feared my presence meant eviction. As 10 came to me I offered my hand, and, a"- er a cordial hand-shake, I said: "Mika, would yon like to give up your iclding and hire out to me?" "Och, thin, ye'rc going to ho worse thin the ould mas't.her and turn us out all to- ;itlier," he s::id, shaking llis powerful fist jy way of emphasis; while tho woman came nearer in a threatening manner. "No, Mike," •! said, in a friendly way, TOU mistnk? me. I want to make you more comfnrt.ibh.'. On your small holding von can huriUv raise enough to keep your family from want, I'.r.t if. you vrill work for v.ie, I will give YOU good wages 101 yourself, your wife, nnd ;-.ll the children that arc largo enough to work." "My father lived here nnd his father before him; and now aa soon as yo'ro mas- thcr ye come to root us out of the soil!" ho said/shaking his fist in my face, while his wife kept coming nearer and showing the spirit of an angry tigress about to sprint "But, Mike," I protested, "f want you to live more comfortable. It is hard work to live in this way," pointing to tho pi and cow. "Yer want tho cow turned out to die, so we can't pay our rint," said Mike, "thii yc'd turn us from our home. No, yor maj leave us to oursllves." I tried to reason with him, but could not make, him believe but tlmt 1 msant ti harm him. Mike war; honest, industrious and sober, but tho few acres he held wero not enough to keep hij family from wan if he never paid any rent. Yet I could no make him believe it was for hia good I made the offer. I visited a dozen farmers, but they wero all of the same opinion as Miko, and pro ferrcd to live in lllth and degradatioi rather than give tip their little holdings Instead of helping them as I had plannei to do, I nearly caused an insurrection. I'll men gathered together and were ready t light "if I persisted in asking them t change. I soon found the reaoou for sue! filthy yards and houses war, fear of th rent being raised if the placo looked thrif ty. Very" carefully I set to work to ovei come their mistaken prejudices. I had commenced tlio work of improve ment before Stella had. loft, a-3 she had ad vised on that day which seemed to me years ago. O, why was f silent that mori ing! If I had only spoken the loving word within my heart, I. might have kept her b my side. How much 1 missed her now! hod learned to value her words of counsel Her ready tact would influcncothe tenant precious ore. Again and again I hand, and felt Iho sweet caressing her soft lingers, or stood watch- xprossive face when under tho iu- )f music ov somo enchanting low it would henm with happi- 1011 my mind would follow out thought: why did she leave Waverland? When) was she now? Pei- hnjis among strain-lira and without money. I did not know shy had a shilling. I ru- mumbBrod that she had paid the housekeeper from hei- .own purse. Had sho beau repaid? I had no means of knowing. Sho kept her own accounts. In tho morning, going to Stella's room, I found*her account book and read this entry among many others: "Paid housekeeper fifty pounds from my private purse." But looking through tho whole \ housekeeping list there was uo mention of \ payment to herself. "Mother, do you know how much money Stella had'Whou sho left?' 1 I asked, while wo were sitting at tho breakfast tablo. "No, sho never said anything about her- pelf or her money.. I remember when she paid tho housekeeper I told her it was not •wise to pay Lord NVaverland's debts. She only laughed and -said sho could soon save it from tho housekeeping fund. I never mentioned it again, neither did she." "Will Stella como back again!'" asked Myrtle. "I cannot tell, my child," said mother. After breakfast 1 rode to the village, finished my business, then turned hoineward or anywhere. Life had lost its purpose. As I wns passing tho little school house J thought Stella might have stopped there. I halted at the door und knocked with tha }mnd,le of »>y riding wliip. But would she believe what my mother said, that Annie and I were engaged? O, mother, how could you tell her that! An- j nie and I had been playmates, but what j was my love for her compared with this stroncr, deep passion, that tilled m., waking thoughts and visited .my dreams? My Stella was my queen, my life-star, and if I failed to find her I felt that life would be a failure. Moving somo furniture one day in Stella's room a littlo blank envelope fell to the floor. I picked it up and found it wa'i not scaled. Surely here was tha ma.wagc 1 had longed for. I hastened to my room to examine the contents. I had not, a doubt that it was for mo, until I opened it. I found a little squaro card divided into thirty-six equal parts. Twenty-soven were closed and nine were opnn. Such a card, at coI.Ie.ON-, the- boys called a grating. It was used to'di'CHiher messagoi when groat secrecy was desired. What was tho mcs- wigo? Should I read? Ij'or a little while I debated with myself, then curiosity prevailed, and 1 tried. It-was addressed "To my darling," and contained tho following words: Mourn, covcld riuy-'ln croarn if.!#iiiti lulavro mvreo swinadt rove.'ik awtieo yriuxaa drofso Thero was no meaning to tho words in thhsh:;-.);'. But I had learned the uso ol the gnil i'r/: y- : ai'fl ago, wluii wo had planned ini:l!-.i v.t raids about tho'buildings a:ul <!rou::(l.<i of tlio rmiversity. I copied the first row of words into squares corresponding to tho thirty-six equal parts of the grating. Then I placed tlio card with the nine nr)!-:i squares over my letters, carefully observing the little cross OH the up- per'left l:;u:il corner, which marked the top. Then tho letters ruvealod through the spaces v.-ero: d, n, a, 1, g, 11, e, k, r. There w;i3 no more meanins than before, But 1 replaced my card, moving the cross- to the right, lumd upper corner; these letters were vj'.-ibk:: a, p, s, n, o, v, a, r, in. I turned tlie giating once more. The cross now camo to tho lower right hand corner and tho.to wo re tho. letters that appeared thro;i:ih tho openings: orfkroy f o. 1 turned l.'.io grating once more. The cross now camo at. tho lower loft corner. I read: 1 r a i-t t e r u, Mechanically I arranged the lit her let tars and obtained r.s a result tho following letter.';: v c d r a w d o f o n o s 11 e r o . v o d r a w d c s e 1 r a h c m a i At the university when we had deciphered a message by the use of tho grating wo wrote all tho letters together and then separated thorn into words, I wrote the seventy-two letters in the order that I had discovered them, and had the following: d n a 1 g u e k r a p s n o v a r m o r f k r o y f o 1 r a e 11 c r c v o d r a w d e f o n o s t t o r o v c d r a w d c s e 1 r a h c m a i. That was all. Tho enigma seemed as meaningless as ever. Discouraged, I leaned back in my chair and threw my hands behind my head. My writing was revealed to me in the looking-glass that hung above the table. I caught tho letters forming the word Everett. Quick ns thought I solved tho mystery. The message had been writ- ton backward, and the glass had made it right. I followed out tho thought und obtained: "I am Charles Edward Kvcrctt, son of Edward Everett, carl of York from Raven's Park, England." The message was plain, but the mystery remained. Evidently it was from some relative or friend of. the same family name of my lost darling. It revealed nothing to ine. I placed tho card, the message and my solution in tho envelope and put it in my note book. It was something to keep. Liko a littlo withered flower, it reminded ino of my lost t'riond. Where was she now? If I could only know that she was safe and with friends. to do her will, as I often found. Whan "How is Sir Wren and hia fair daugh- I'f" asked the dv.ke. "They are quite well except the littlo hcumatics that kept Sir Wren nt home ustnow," I miSTTorcd. "They have had a licce of Sir Wren's visiting them from jondon. Are you acquainted with her':"' "Lady Irvine, do you mean?" he asked, ialf indiu'cre-.itly, yet slightly anxious "That is her name. She is a widow nnrl a beauty," I said. "liich young widows arc* usually good lonipany," paid Colonel Ilaynes. "But 1 hink tlic English ladies arc not as good- ooluiig as our American women." "f bl-lievo you arc right there, f.iid the hike. "And the American girls have more uiioiation than ours." "What is tho latest news in Ireland? i.3kcd Colonel llayuca, turning toward mo \a he spoke-. "KarU-pouccr is ruling with a despotic way," 1 said. "Anyone, who 1ms not been or in prison is out of the fashion .h-.'i-c now." "Then 1'urnell must ho the prince of Irish fashion," said Colonel llaynes. "Pavel! a prince," •fsucerlagly said tho Duke of Melvorn". "Yon, he is a prince to a hoi 1 ou pr-opl-.-'ii po;.'kel-;! Vi'hy, even, the Americans wero gulled into pay- in-,' hbii l-.i'go sums of money Cor his 'Irish lil'civr.V."' "But PariK'll did not nso tho money, it came to tho ->c;oi)lo, as I can tc.iii'y. I have, seen ships from America loaded with priji vision:! 'in our harbors, and I ha.vo m-ur those same provisions portioned out to UK .starving poopV.! oE Ireland. I have alsi soon tiio English government paying m urmad force, to evict these same pi'.opli without a thought of aid," 1 said, indignant that an Englishman, of all men ihould accuse Parncll of trickery and dia honesty. FARM, HOME AND GARDES, SONO OF TIIK MOtiNTAINEKR. Fiimi WOMAN'S wonu. O. Ilio sonrcoiis Right, tlmt greets my cyca From Ilio mountain's riisrircil (.Tost: As tin- \\-pnrv mm. wlirn tlic dny Is clone, Kink? Imv'in Ilio umber west. I.ikoft nianllpcif pence 1 , JiiRlit'Hciirtnlii fnlts, And pliuilc in the vnln isnvn; 13nl tlionionnliiin lit-isM in llto (Vying light IK \vrii|i|ii-il In soUli-n fliwn. H fnt|pi> inv.iv, nnd HIP nf liM-clow l,il;c n summer t\vilU;lil. comi'R, To liio HIP. licnr mull IIP llmid IIUVP, •\\VM.V t" llipir mountain homes, Th« "boys" ci'ine In from HIP limber liuiilf, The aiiiili-s ami the mnleleer: And ll'ic nijilii rliiRs as the li-mler slnpis, A rollii-kliig PIIIIJ? of cheer. ln<rs of tIIP. "Itk'Rot Ilio pwect south With liip'ii-ornnse urnvp-i nnd piilin: Where Hie nir is tilled "'ilh Hie (lews distilled, Kmm mini, mid myri Ii. mid liiilm, Where Ihe dn-lcy in.ilil and her fliilwmt urnvo Hold trjM Ihi-iiiiL'li til" llvi'loni: day: And loudly cln-nm, by lht-.iln.'lly'n ^limni, Tin; livening hours away. And my lliontlils sro back, nt the Inln of love, To niy liunip hi HIP distant cant; Ami n liii|ipy lime in yoiilliV-tlinl priinc. When I saint |o\eV neclai-cil least, And 1 Ions; I'm 1 n trlimp'" of n siiirltuel inco, \\'ilh blue eyes true and rleir. Thai looked iiilo mine wilh a liijlil divine, In n Inr-olT Ir.ippy yciir. 1 would hear oncv more Ilinl lender voice, Thai lln-illed my hearl Idi « core, ,. AsuliPHiiid. "K""'l nlL'hl, dear lovo, good nlglu" | Al Ihe old red farmhouse door. Thai Inee Is hid 'nciilh Hie collhi-lid, The voice I shall nevermore hear; Dill 1 know she'll wail al Heaven's pllP, Till my llnwin;; "-leps dinw ne.ir. llrsl lo woknivo inn lioiili) loi-o, liolil communion :i'l d offered an plan for change if she had eve spoken of ,it to them they wero very wil ing to accept it. Gradually I luul to Icar her way of dealing with tho people an was guided accordingly. It was tlie stor of Topsy and Eva over again. Stella was the Eva to teach mo there must bo sympathy to win regard. As I followed out that principle the tenants began to trust mo I. started improvements that gave them work, and the wages gave them a good many comforts. After u good deal of thought and some expense I had the satisfaction of knowing that every tenant had a comfortable house and that the pigs und cows were sheltered without being members of the family. It was a beautiful morning in January; tho trees and shrubs were clothed vith the fairy garb that .Tack Frost loves to deck the world in, when I rode over to Sir Wren's to receive instructions for iny 'London visit, lie was in his favorite place, tlio library. He looked up as 1 entered, and extended his hand, saying: "I begun to •think yon had forgotten your promise, Loyd. But there is time enough yet. O, by the way, your new theory did not work; camo near having a row, I hear." "Yes, Sir Wren, I thought I had got into n hornets' nest. Even tho women were ready to fight me. How did you make tho change?" "It was mostly done before I. bought the. estate. The former owner, Lord Sanders, had used it for a pasture farm, and had . . "Yer:, Lord Waverland, you arc ngnt. too, have scan ships from the Unite States, in tho Irish harbor.3,' loaded wilh the r,amo provisions that other whips were hi-uleil with, that wero leaving Ireland for England. It wa'i not lack of food that male famine," said Colonel Ilaynes. "That i.; true, sir." I said. "Thero is cnouu-h of everything raised in Ireland for her people to have pbnty. At th-j very time when American food raid money wero being distributed to tho snnVring people (hey were sending from Ireland to 'England thirty large r.toamera every week, laden to iho gunwales with fat cattle, sheep, pigs and the most expensive kinds of food." „ , . "Then what made the famiuo?" asked the Duko of Melvorno. "Tlie feudal system of -land tenure under whiclUrclaud ii groaning is what caused it," I answered. "Whv, a yu yon «, landlord nnd yet advocate tj'io tenants' righi..! so zealously?" asked Lord Saudaivs a iittlo annoyed. "Yen, Lord Bandars, I "in :\ landlord, yet I would wil.U-.iKly yield my iui.'.-rcst in the land as tho Per.shiu:) did'theiiv.." "Why, how was that?" asked Colonel Hoyu'JH. _ c'pi.T i:-",-"-.->-rr;:rr') worn cor.n3ciisr.Xcu. j-Ol' their" landi by tho government. i;-i:,uiu bonds bearing four per cent, inteivKt. U them, while the (eiianta paid tho r.ovei-n- ;ncnt five per cent on tho _ bonds," I e.v- nliuned. "Yea that, rounds very well," s.'i'id the Dukoof Mflvorno. "Bui the Jri ,h pcc.r.lc novci- will bo witifficd mai di-i\"j:i ovoi-y landlord out of possess the lind ft'ee ol: ci.,- 1. years they will hs ready for :\ like value. The lri:;li a:v ;i (:,'.:! - abond }«".>!>]•>, who never know t of a.!jyt::i-;ig." To be continued. Slio will lie HI To Hint -,iHli:ini. \Vlu-i-' 1 tin 1 lovi'il If Wl'Ol I'oivvi'r, over innro. luivc uiiiidfi-od fur from my iinlivo liinil In i|iiosl .of Hint Inliloil sli-oiini, 'hiiMi wnlors i|iinlli'il, it is s'lhl, will watt ],if.'.''s edi'iinvsavMiy, lilu-ii tlroani. h, tlolnslfin fiilr, Hint I-ollioini Spring MoWHii'il fvdin inonnl. or plnln, •|iosi's|«il;liiur lino I rno grief en ll ni'l' 1 , To ('cine mil li:i(.'k ii'.'iiin. liiviMtiy h'lino on I he inoiiiitiuns holglil, Yd niv eve." are (Inn with loavn, or iny'lie'rirt will yeiirn— to my old liomi; turn, Anil 'tliu love ot my early years. Essn; M. II own I.i,. TUB COl'VlMGliT Some of tlio ihiit Will Follow It CHAPTER VIU.—WHAT CAUSED THE Once more I had an object to attain. very few tenants, lie had a time clcudng it, as there were some two or three hundred families on tho estate when ho bought it. lie luul them till evicted, though every one had paid his rent cpute. promptly. Father OHInle said it was the saddost sight lie ever saw when that whole, village were turned from homo without food or shelter, lie said some among (.hem wero sick nnd the excitement and exposure were more than they could stand. He was called to offer consolation to tho dying who lay by tho roadside in tho rain and cold. livery tenant house in tlio whole- village was burned. Lord Sanders never da rod to live hero. His sheep and cnttlo were driven away in spite oJ: Ills agent's watchl'ul- nesH. i'inrilly he waa obliged to sell. That is tho way "l have laboi-ei'a instead of tenant:;." "1 think a landlord would hnvo a -lively time or it if ho should try to evict tenants; ut AVavevland. Am I la tlnia for tho business you wished done at London?" "Yes, hevu ;uv tho docnmeii^s," caid Sir AVren, as lie wont to h'.s clenk and brought mo a packet, "Hero is n U-tlfi' of Intro- duel km to t-:o Ui:l:o of .JJelvovne. That will prove an open sesan ip to political circles." 1 bade him good-bye, received bis friendly God-speed, then returned ho. no and finished my arrangements 1'or a i'cnv weeks' absence. Arriving at my destination in London, I Bought the lawyer to whom I was to deliver my packet, transacted the business in- trusted to my caro, and went out to find tlio Duke of Melvonie. He was at his club room. I gave him tho letter from Sir Wren. He road it, then in tho most cordial manner made mo fco.1 at case. The Duke of Melvorao was tall nnd strikingly handsome, with expressive brown eyes, dark curly hair and a clear olive complexion. Ho had the stately bearing of* an English nobleman. Ho introduced me to a young man, a friend ol his, Colonel Haynes, from America, to Lord Sanders, an owner of American land and to some dozen more. Tho young American was a powerful looking man. with black hair, penetrating black eyes that could sparkle with wit or melt into tenderness, a, clear, ringing voice and a grateful manner. Lord Sanders was n dried-tip little man, with a dark, squeezed- up face, email, restless black eyes and » long straight nose. Hp was dressed in black, with boots as shiny as his eyes. He had a gold watch-chain with immense seals, depending from his fob, which be The passage of the inlcrnalional ccvpy right bill by the house of. representative is an evor.t'ol'great importance. It wil pans the senate probably without delay and the president has already^ i-xpressec his approval of it. This in the final succct of. an intermittent effort of more than lift yenra, during which the most emmen American s'liitasuien have advocated th measure, and projects of law and ^ treatie hava bun carefully discussed. Thi\ op posing forces have been of various kinds Ghielfy t bey have bncn tho general con victioii that literary property is dilreren in kind from other property, and that th law has acknowledged t.he difference; tha the measure would heighten the prices o books; and that it was not for the in tores of American printer.-: and publishers. The reciprocity of action upon tho par of other governments which the act con templates will follow its passage, an t'lnn the results of the measure will appeal Its effect in, in brief, to extend the author copyright to a P. countries in which hi vor'k is sold, without injury to the intern if tlie local manufacturer and publi.shei t removes from a great industry the _in m tut ion of unfairness, and throws off ll jurden which has hitherto n ppre?se herary effort in this conntr.\. Iho wn i emphatically a measure of 1'iiir play, which will inevitably promote a fri'pndlj feeling >etween till the countries which it alt'ects. In tho first week of the session the house, ias led the way in legislation which honest men in every country will approve. A I.i sson in I'ui'nlniy. A high, school girl, class A.. Licipptold by her teacher to purse the sentence, "lie kissed me," consented reluctantly, because opposed to speaking of private affairs in public "lie," she commenced, with 1111- iiocessary emphasis and n fond lingering over tho'word that brought crimson to her cheek 0 , "is a pronoun, .third person, singular number,, ma-cnluio gender; a gen'.leman, pretty well fix^d, miivcr.sally considered a good catch. Kissed is a verl, J.'AJ!M Only well-drauiad land bears a, good crop n a wet season. H is the Hnlslein cow now Unit is ahead -ithayu'ldofOGIilbs., 15 OK., of butter n nine months. She is still liumiiiing long at tho rale of two pounds a day. She is owned by J. 15. Dntcher & Bon, 'awling, N.. J.'. and her name is "L'auline KXKI1CIB15 FOU STOCK. All classes ot ; stock need some exercise, it is not neeosfiiiry to exhaust or overwork ui aiihuul to give it exercise, but allow il 'reedom to move and lind relief: from con- inement. Fowls when too closely confined md have no fxercisp, arc (-abject to Jej: weakness, and the same rule applies tc their stock if they are kept securely in the stalls. I'UllR BIIED FOVVl.S. Cross-bred fowls arc seen on all farms yet it is a mistake to mnposo that the; arc hardier '.ban tho pure lireds. In al (-xpcrimentK made to determine tho merit of pure breeds and cross-bred fowls, botl for esrg production and bardinesp, th forini.'r have given greater satisfaction In crossing fowls, however, sonic advan I a ire is gained by using only pure bre males for that purpiso. OATSl-'OK 1IKNH. H was thought ill; ono time that oat wero fho poorest food a hen could Inwi and to dad that a man wan only feed in ; oats was proof that he was n. t only sting but starving his hens. Hut lime and ex pcricnce have shown that the stingy i.eigh bor was not so far out of the way with hi ioc-1 of oat.-i. O.its are now considered t be OUR of the necessaries on upoulti yawn's bill of fare; lint, while they are, good feed in their natural state, they are better if: fed ground and mixed with scalding water or, which is as well, boiled whole and fed ,i.,o on their metal; let us have the sub- TPct. of sheep raining as ably and thorousrh- ly discnssed nt the institutes for this winter as was that of dairying during the past one in this state, f-o that farmers may hnvo (lie opportunity of learning what the industry it capable of doing for them.— Country GenMrunan. WhinMing tor Seals. Mr. V. V. Payne, of Toronto, records an interesting fact, which came under his notice durintr a prolonged stay at Hudson's strait. ''Here." he fays "the Esquimau might often be_?cen lyinsr nt.fall length nt the edge of an ice-floe, and although r.o seals could be seen, they persistently whistled in a low note similar to that often u<r.d in calling tamo pigeons, or. if words can express my meaning, like a plaintive pho-ew, few-few, the lir«t »ioto being prolonged at least three seconds. If there were any sea's within hearing distance they were inv.irinb'y at racled to the spot, and it was •unii-.ing to see them lifliig themselves as high as passible out, of the water, and sLnvly shaking their 'leads, as thougll highly delighted witii the music. Hero they would loniain for some time, until, one, perhaps more ycntiiixsoino thnn tho rest, would come within s-trikhm distanco of the l''.-(|iiimau, who starling to his feet wilh irun or harpoon, would change tho seal's tune of joy to one of sirrow, tho others making off as fa«t as possible. Tho whistling had to b n continuous, and wa3 more i ffi'divo if performed by another Ksqniman a cliort distance back'from tho ne lying moiionless at the edge of the ice. may add th.it the experiment was often ried by myself with the same result.—• \merican Naturalist. 'In- l.'atlii'rH of the Kcptililic nil Unconi iixiiily VOIIIIH; S«t ol" Moil. No fallacy is more (irmly fixed in tho mblic mind than that which represents ho establishment of our government as he work of old men. Tlic delusion is mbibed in childhood, and is unconscious- y cultivated by the text-books used in ichool. The ''fathers of the Republic"aro B'i?d in all Ihehi.stories in wigs, queues, other accessories of dress that ap- latently betoken age, and the pupil natural* y concluded that, they have been old when he m.lion was bom. In point of fact, they wero an uncom« nonly young tel; of men. George Wash- ngton, senior in ago as well as in authority md influence, was tint 4!] when the Kev-. olnlion broke out, and 57 when he became drat president; Thomas Jefferson, only &5 when he wrote tho Declaration of Independence; Alexander Hamilton, but 32 when he became rci relary of tho treasury; Tames Madison, only '2.°i when ho was miido rricinberot: a. Virginia eommiflee of safety, and o(5 when lie was Hamilton's great collaborator in the production of that political classic "Tho Federalist." Nor wen; the leaders, in tho great enterprise exceptional in this mutter of ago. Forty names were signed to the Constitution of tho United States on the 17 of September, 1787j.^ Leaving out of account four whoso birt.lfrtays are not given by the books of reference, only five of thu remaining thirty-six had reached the age of GO; twenty of I he number wero less than 45 years old; and twelve wore under 40, among tho latter being one (Hamilton) of 30, another of 29. u, third of 28, and a tourth who lacked some months of 27 when the convention met. The average aa-e of. all the members did not quite reach 45 years. The most important committee to which the instrument was referred for final revision consisted of fivo members, four of whom were between HO and !)6 years of age, the fifth and least prominent being 00. IHUITT •\VITH Boys AN transitive—too much for evening; indicative mood regular—evary •indicating nf- evenmg, IIHII | ''-I» IV ' J »*"ji./" ...w.-^..-..-^ —- feetion; first the third person plural number and governed by circumstances Mo —oh, everybody knows me," and down she went _ S'" INSTITUTES IX IOWA. , , rattled to emphasise W speech. That State Follovvh iho lix:uai>lo Setliy •\Vipcoiiblii. ! j,,, 0 MOINES, Jun. 18,—Tho annual meeting of tho Iowa Agricultural and In- dii^d-ial association was held today. I lie meetin" was composed of delegates from the Agricultural society, Hairy ussocui; lion iho Horticultural society, farmers alliance and others. The oujcot is to promote industrial education by farmers institutes. The fense ot the meeting was in favor of a state appropriation to convey out tho projects, with tho state bureau at Des Homes to manage the same. H- D. Sherman, of Mouticello, was elected president. LONDON, Jan. 13.-Fui-th.er advices from Chili confirm the statement ot the Chilian minister here to the effect, that only a portion of the Chilian fleet is in revolt and the army continues to remain loyal to the governiaeiit. Tho government ju taking energetic measures to repress the while warm. Chickens fed on out meal are keldom troubled with weak lego. lioutngu, II.il! of J.'ol-nloBS. A farmev that has been rather more fortunate than his neighlors is reported assaying: "There• are not half tho farmers who know how to hoe a hill of potatoes." We priisumo tho ono'yho made the remark thinks he knows all about it. But tho chances, are that ho knows little if any morn thitii his iinigbors. His a very wise man. taking one season with another and considering all kinds of "oil and weather, that knows just how to hoe a hill of potatoes He may know one way and hit it right ono year, Dut, fail the. next. So his way of doing it may be .good on one soil, out not on another. It if, a ipiea- tion every year whether hilling or Hat culture is'bcst, and no ono can tell, until the season is over, which ought to be or to have b"en chosen. Hilling on a dry ••oil, in a dry time, is pretty likely to ruin a crop; and "not to hill in a wot time is to insure a failure. Flat culture is probably bctt for a dry season. s and hilling for a wet one, but neithc-r can'bo foretold; so it is morn of a, thing to know how to boo a hill of potatoes than many think. Tlio roots want a cool, moist soil to lircd in und tho tubers want a. dry, warm soil to develop in. Tho ile.-iuuratuui is to necuro those two conditions. I'i'ico of sliecj) for lircfdingr. The v ils ' ; season seems lo have v ieen a cood one tor sheep-breeders in England, Flecks are heavier than they have boon for many years, and prices are remniKrativo for sheep especially. The highest prices 1 cv.li find :is having been realised at recent sides are SOT tor a, Southdown shearing ram; §551 for a Shropshire stock ram; SStiS for a Hampshire-Down ram lamb; 8446 for an Oxford-Down shearing ram; $108 each fora Cotswold shear! ug ram and a Suffolk nx.M lamb, and §262 for a Devon long-wool ram on biro. The prices ot ewes of more breeds tu>Tiear to have bten OCTOPUS. 1 Kill n Motisic;r .Dcvll-Flsh With Seven -Font Tentacles. Three young men, aged about 18 years, v had unexciting encounter with an octopus or devil-fi:il] under the old wharf belonging lo tho Meyers Canning company at West Seattle, recently. It resulted in the frightful civature being killed afier a fearful struggle. It was necessary to completely sever every one of the horrible creature's tentacles from its body before it, gave up the struggle. Tho light was witnessed by qnil.o a numbc'r of. spectators. The boys were fishing for to mood from the front of tho wharf when they noticed a, considerable commotion in tho wnter under the wharf, nays the "Seattle Press."' One of them, Dick Smith, took ji polo and climbed under tho wharf to'lifS§&out, if possible, the cau-o of tho disturbance. He had not gone far when, in tho sunny gloom, he discovered a strange shnpe and saw a pair of small eyes glaring al him. In his fright bo poked at the anima 1 with tha pole, but to his horror and iimazenienii it was wrenched from his hand as easily as though it, had been a stravy, ,.., Young Smith gave a frightened 3'ell \ and climbed to tho top of tho wharf to ^ -•. give tho alarm. Several boys crming themselves with poles and spades, climbed - do.vn under the wharf to investigate this marine monster, and, if possible, cuptura it. After tho eyos of tho boys had become accustomed to tho gloom (hey beheld to their wonder and surprise that the crca- turu with which they . had to deal was a hugo devil-fish, lashing the water iiito foam with il« in >reile.-is ai-un, which waro sprca'l out for a distance of about sevon feet in every direction. i'he bnys attacked tho creature with polos and spadvK. One boy nuiko a .strike m/ 1 the animal cutting il t-liglitly with aspacle. The infuriated creature seized the spado in its grasp and throw it far out among tho piles. The fight continued Cor HOIMO timo, thfl an i inul seizing everything that was thrust at him. Several times ono, of the boys narrowly missed being caught and drawn beneath the surface by the monster of the deep. At length, by a united pull at several of tho poles which the octupus had seized in in its blind rage, he was drawn from the wuler, but ev«en then ho kept up the fight with unabated fury, striking viciously at everything within reach, Ono after another the tentacles were served from the frightful misshapen bojly. Even after tho last arm had been 'seveietj ,he animal did not give up the fight, hosv? ever, and when any ono approached it glared at them and caused its body to quivepojn a manner that induced a thrill of f«ar to run over the beholder, even with ihe knowlege tout it was harmless, The devil-fish was finally dispatched with a spade. The arms wero C V* *TQ (M. ill Vi w ^* >.».».>•* wj • j-- ' - - t correspondingly good. High as the price fo'- rums were this season, none of taem | reached tho highest liguro of last year for Shropshires, whenU. Urubsuusold one tor SUCSOto go to Buenos Ayrf^and another for §892; and profitable tisVtho English sheep imu>t have been, Australus-ia appears to have afforded a still wider margin for profit. J\l Svdnrty flockinunteca have been gathering at'the 'sales to obtain the best rums to strengthen and improve their Merino flockn. The lop price sc far is $3,670 for a Herein ram, Hero Prince, belonging to Messrs. \V. Gibson & Son, of Scorn, which vfia purchased by W. W. Watt. Some sheep sent from Germany to Sydney for sale also made good prices, $2,- QQQ iv^': n » r*,*mn.t'm» p "iv-t-JM)t,h ram from Irast, of Thai„,„..,..,-..-, ,. ,~.,— .Jiikingfrotn |551 to 81.628. The fact of suoh prices benig 1 , *««» ».u«,.<.v »»».%/»»v*»^w on vecord shoula put American flookmtis-1 publican paptr wtiUoow b? 888 being given for a the flock ofR. C. Saxony, others . away by the several boys who had severe them <is trophies of the fight, but the bgd remained on the ground and. was viewed by • many people during the day. 'f wo New I'tiper* for A.lu>». AI.MA, Jan. 13.-J. H. White, present game -warden saya he will mence the publication of ftn inden , paper here in the spring. Mii WW|« ' u i a, practical printer and quite a witty write? There are also rumors thi'4 a Geriimu the

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