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> fa i THE UPPER DES MOTNTO. ALGON A, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOYEMBER 30,1892. i value most is my peace of '"Butt's strange, too. You're such a yflall piece.—Harper's Bazar. Since all the world's a stage and Atlas held it Up, he must therefore be the biggest thief on record. She—Oh, father! why don't you like 1 him? Father—I don't want any dude to visit my daughter who wears diamonds and eats daily lunches.-^Judge. Father—What would you advise me to do With my son; his pronunciation is ' pa-fectly tenible? ; Teacher—Get him a position as brake; man on a railroad at once. ' wife—Don't you think this bonnet ' mokes my face look rather short? Husband—No; but It makes my • pocketbook look like a perfect dwarf. Swiggs—Noddle has done some writing that will carry his name far and wide. , Dlggs—Has he written a book? , Swiggs—No, he wrote his name on his umbrella. Miss Chestnut Streete (of Philadelphia)—Cold this mawnlng, wasn't It? Miss Beacon Streete (of Boston}—Yes; I observed even that once it expectorated a little snow.—Somerville Journal. Olerk—How would a China silk suit you? Mrs. Straddle—law, that won't do, the servants would have it broke In no time. Jingle—What ever attracted Clatter to that plain little girl he is engaged to? Jangle—Because she talks mostly with her eyes. Mr. Clover—You say that the text was from. Timothy. Now, what was it about? Little Tom—Oh, I don't know, but I B'pose it was 'bout makbi' hay While the sun shines. Don't you believe Sllmlet grows more credulous every day? Bragg—No. Why? Well, don't he swallow everything that you give him? ten.' ''! fired up in a "second and to knock him down tenderfoot down that was ready "Of course I lost ray temper, called Urn a murderer aucj acused Win of If. k n n g ™T V £ !1 . nd . adtl « l that everybody Knew it. Eyeing me coolly, he drew out a silver-mounted derringer, with u7e iS ''•Young man, you lmro jtlat ute to take that back ' " Here one of the club members broke m with tlie remark: "You killed the scoundrel with his own sun, of course," in the tone of one who Imd_ anticipated tlie point of the story the narrator tilted back his chair ami thrust his thumbs in the arm-holes of his vest. "Gentlemen," he remarked drvly, "1 had just fifty-nine seconds to spare.'" THE TRAMP AND CHICKEN. How IIIC tMrkr,! J7~»k,.,| W'lll, Al,,,.|, Moll mill l.mii 1 I.Hl:cir. The tramp has an ingenious way of obtaining a chicken, s-iys tho Xuw York World. He must avoid all noise. The slightest cackling on the part of the bird would be fatal to liis dinner. He proceeds to got a stick abtfut ten feet long, to the end of which he binds a cross-piece, making a rude' porch. Thou, stationing himself under a tree in which the chickens are roosting, he picks out his particular bird and gently brings his perch up in front of her. If the fowl does not stop on at once ho rubs his porch gently up and dowh against her breast until sho finally steps on ahd promptly goes to sleep again. The tramp shoulders the slick and marches up the road out of hearing distance of the house. How many people, after a raid on their henroost by the tramp in tho dead of night, stop to think how he cooked his chicken? If they give the matter a thought at all they suppose he will start a small fire and broil it!. But he will do nothing of (lie kind. In fact, it, would be Impossible for him to do so AD CAP. —or-^ THE STORY OP A SIN. BV HELEN B. MATHERS. Bragg—Yes, but I thought he had without removing the feathers, and, fallen into that habit from boarding long. THOMAS JEFFERSON. An li l.unOriPii;;^ !J;it*iimii!r :uul Trade* of Jl.H'M^. Paul L. Ford, in Seribner: "Thin the trees, cut out stumps and undergrowth, remove 1 old trees and other rubbish except where they may look well. Cover the whole with grass. Intersperse Jessamine, honeysuckle, sweet-brae, and even hardy llowers which may not require attention. Keep in it deer, rab- Its, peacocks, guinea poultry, pigeons, etc. Let it be an asylum for hares, Squirrels, pheasants, partridges, and every other wild animal (except those of prey). Court them to it by laying food for them in proper places. Prociu'c a buck elk, to bo as it were Monarch of tlie wood; and keep him shy, that his appearance may not lose its effect by too much familiarity. A buffalo might perhaps be confined also. Inscriptions in various places on the bark of tre.-'s or metal plates, suited to the character or expression of the pariicular spor. Benches or seats of rock or turf passim." (Extract from Jefferson's Current Expense Book.) One of his pet ambitions, as above recorded, was a herd of deer at Monticello, and a number of entries relate to such as were brought to him by Hie people about and purchased at prices ranging from two to four pounds. And Jefferson could never resist a horse "trade." Pie bought, sold, and traded, in tliis lime, not, loss than twenty horses, little dreaming that he was thereby in the end to aid in mounting the troopers which Tarleton, the British "partizau," carried the slate in 17S1. And tlie following note would seem.to show that Jefferson was successful in his trades. "177-I-, Jan. S. Exchanged with John Hylton my black horse for a sorrel mare, which was live years old last June, supposes Mie is with foal by young Fear- nought, and if she proves to be so, I am to pay £5 for putting her to horse." "Jan. 10. I have promised to give .T. Hylton 40 | more to boot, between horses, ho being dissatisfied iirst bargain." so I that would require a little labor, course it. would not be attempted. Ills kitchen utensils consist generally of a broken knife and a tin cup. With bis knife lie will kill and clean, the chicken in very much the same way any. housewife would, except that he will make the opening in the breast much smaller. His seat of operation? will bo on the bank of some little brook, where he will build a lire. Then comes the part which he thoroughly dislikes, for lie must work. He makes a very thin paste of clay and water, and taking a handful commences to rub it wel" over the chicken, feathers and all. After this is well worked in he takes Miother handful of a little thicker paste and rubs it over the first layer. So b continues, each layer being about an eighth of an inch thick, until he has coating of two or thr^o inches all ovei tho bird, and it resembels a huge nun" ball. Then he heaves a sigh of relief for bis labor is completed. Nothing further is necessary but to put. the "mud ball" in tlie tire, and ii about twenty minutes it is transform ed into a savory meal. When the chicken is done the clay is baked like a brick. After cracking it, it peels off carrying with it the feathers and skin leaving the chicken smoking and white a delicious morsel. Selected: It is hardly an exaggera tion to* say that two-thirds of all thm makes it "beautiful to be alive" consist,- iu cup-offerings of water. Not an lion of life's journey but is rendered easie by their freshening or harder by thei absence. WhyV Because most of n are burden-bearers of one sort or aiioth i--r; because to most of us a large par of the, journey is a dull and trivia trudge;'because there is so much dus bai with PLENTY OFT1METO SPARE. Ilu llutl Vivo Minutt* in WIiU'H to Tulc«. Muck His <;lmrg«'*. A group of loungers were exchanging reminiscences when the youngest of the upon the road, and not so many places as probably we think, yet man* TTo common-places; and it is load and dus and stretches of the common-place tlui make one thirsty. If the feeling 01 our shoulders were of wings instead o load; if on Monday, "in some goo- cause not our own," we were marching singing to a battle, and on Saturdays were coming back victorious, then the, "•reelings on the way would make less difference to us. But it is, we crave the roadside recognition, which give praise for the good deed attempted, pity for tho hard luck and the fall, a hand-lift and then to ease the burden's our, the now "I can toll you chafe, and now and then a word of sym- n.itiiv in the sten-step-stoping that uk.'.s •n-oun spoke up in a tone that promised 1)llthy ln the step-step-stoping a good story, says Nast's Weekly. U s through the dust. And this is all thru an experience I had mos t O f us can wait to give, for we, when I was with an engineering party uoro UU business. You can not step 1113 in Idaho n few years ago. A prominent i journoy f01 . me, can not carry me «m an n he c amp had suddenly dis- M v b ack, can not do me any get- and It was gnprally beleivcd ' sol . vico; but it makes o world of d. te.' - - • --'-"'^u-o to me whether I do my part m the world with or without these httlu helps which fellow-travelers exchange. »I am busy, Johnnie, and can t help it, said the father, writing away when the little fellow hurt his fingers. ••} cs ; y; >" Sl-you might have said ;0'!;'sobbed Johnnie. There's a Jolumu- 1.1 tea .» ..11 .,jt ,, r , niicin Mf'f'MSliOns. 1 U* . Murphy-or Desperado Jack, as he was familiarly known-was accountable for the disappearance. Murphy was •• typical westener, was born in the west, had roved around the west for years, and it go'es without saying that he wio an export at poker and a crack sho.. There were already eleven notches.up- on the handle of bis revolver when 1 met him. Ho was absolutely twn-lt=* and was regarded as the terror of tin camp. Notwithstanding the suspicion* concerning tho old colonel's disappeai- auce.there was no positive evidence that -Murphy was the murderer, and the right arm of the, law would proved a little weak anyway m a cat... in which Murphy was Involved. "I was playing poker one evoniut, m tho bar-room, and may possibly Hine been affected somewhat by my uair down drinks. I had a dead <*™\\ thought, on my opponent, ami UK chances were in tho fcw/r ot my becoming richer by about $1.500, when Mm- phy sauntered iw. Ho louugoa nvouiifl too bar for u few minutes, but fmdtn w esle to Interest him, he swag; iu, oye? to our table and inside of all of us upon oMQuaker was right: "I expect to pas, through this life but once or any good thing 1 If there is -Him 1 shall pass this way but ouee. Sc-UHible to The IM**- lady to le i terribly rlw her sofa. During a YU9li sw- *• . . , -i-i,. which duly went into Dr. c t Due morning 1 unabli the doctor' £1 note iu her hand G—-'s pock ho found her ly Sighing deeply, th *. uiimoi excitement passed through lie court as he spoke; but scarcely was time given to guess at what was com- ng when, he went on— •'I gave those gewgaws some seven years ago to the prisoner, who, was then my mistress. That there may be no misapprehension in future on the subject, ami the reason for her murder of my wife bo better understood. I also declare myself to have been tlie father of the child for whose murder Janet Stork was tried in this court, and sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment n May last." A dead silence succeeded this speech, is if those present were unable to take nits full significance; then Hester's jounsel darted n quick, angrv look at icr. and made a gesture as'if'ho threw up liis brief. Tlie Judge looked for Lord Lovel, >ut, finding he had left tho court, shook lis head, and glanced coldly at Mr. Eyre, who stood, with folded arms and indifferent eye, waiting till vulgar surprise and curiosity should exhaust itself, and permit justice to proceed. But awyers are inured to surprises, and 'here was no very appreciable pause b> ween his speech and the next question put to him— "If the trinkets; belonged to his form- 1 mistress, how did witness suppose they had come into tlie possession of liis servant! 1 '' "They had probably been used to bribe tho woman," jMr. Eyre said, with a look at Josephine, beneath which she trembled; and the evidence of the constable who had brought, her being then E?one into, it was proved that the jewels had that morning been found hidden beneath a plank in tlie nurse's room, and that she had exhibited such extraordinary fear on their discovery that a much closer examination was now being conducted, in iho expectation of finding other hoards. Then suddenly Hashed across Mr. Eyre's memory the cupidity of the woman's eyes on the night she had seen her mistress dressed in the diamonds, and lie glanced at her keenly, but in the same moment put tlie thought by—he was so convinced of the guiltof tlie woman who stood in tho dock before him. Cross-examined as to his reason for practicing such a deception, and asked if he considered it tlie act of a man ot honor to allow his friend to be publicly accredited with liis sin, Mr. Eyre replied, carelessly that it \yas no question of his honor, but of liis wife's happiness, which, thank Godl and in spite of the manner of her end, had been pre- servt-d to the last. There were those present who believed they saw Satan in the llesh, a: they gazed at this man, iu whom wa: no truth or pity; who could own himseli to their eyes a man who had not scrupled to sacrifice his friend's honor to his own well-being, and who now de liberately pur.-wed to death a woman whose crime, if she had committed one distinctly lay at- his door. But there was one present who loved him better in his ruin than she had evei loved him in his honor, though he was not even conscious of her gaze, looking on all that passed around him, as fig ures in a kaleidoscope, with which him self and his inward thoughts had noth imr to do. Asked if he thought that jealousy o his wife was likely to have precipitated the prisoner into tlie crime, Mr. Eyre rejilifd Uiat he considered the motive a mixed one—intense jealousy of Mr. Eyre being subordinated to the -woman's rooted determination to punisl him through his wife. He then detailed his conversation with her on the afternoon preceding the murder, and this produced a marked effect on the jury, who, since Mr. Eyre's bold avowal of the truth, had felt some relentings toward the prisoner. There wan little more to be added, and when iie left the witness-box Josephine en- lered it, and, at considerable length, was cross-examined as to how the trinkets had come into her possession. She had by now regained a large portion of her self-command, and answered without hesitation all questions put to her though every word she spoko deepened the popular impression a"-:unst tlie prisoner at tho bar. ' Shu said, that not satisfied with see- ins the children out of'doors by Mrs. Evre's permission, prisoner had endeavored to.train- access to the house at i"iit and other times, and to this wit- els had demurred, knowing that if it amo to Mr. Eyre's ears sue would lose er situation. But by degrees she had lermivtt'd herself to Im bribed, first by ne trinket, then another, till at last lie prisoner had come and gone at tliw louse pretty well as she liked. (A nodel of the, house here produced show- el that the nursery was reached easily rom the garden, tlie iron steps being preened from sight of the opposite vin -• by the thick shrubs that grew iroiihd it.) Witness knew that latter- y prisoner had shown great bitterness if feeling toward Mrs. Eyre, and bad Iropped hints of. punishing her ror be- nsr so happy, before long. Tliis part of the evidence was only elicited with great dilliculty, and it was observed thatwitness held her eyes studi msiy averted from those of the prisoner "she had not reflected that payment of some sort would be required for tiiese trinkets, whose value might be roughly •stiinated at some hundreds of pounds, Vnd would swear that sho had never by ivord or deed been accessory to the murder of her mistress. _ At the close of tlie cross-examination of'tlus witness, tlie court adjourned tor luncheon, and Mr. Eyre saved his tel- low magistrates the awkwardness of meetiir-' him by going at once to u particular nm hard by, where, as he had expected, he found Lord Lovel. ••And so you're cleared, Frank," he said laying his hand on the bright head sunk iu the young fellow's arms; "and now I can walk erect and fear no m in -morally 1've^ been going two-double ^^VhyVkl'youtell them?" said Frank, liftin" a haggard face; "there was no need. 3 he murder after all?"" said Frank. "jSTo,"'said Mr. Eyre; "she has the ourage to steal, but not to murder. Stranjfe," he went on, "the look that ither woman gave me when I denounc- d her as the murderess—her ungovernable emotion, checked at its very height petrified, as by a cold blast of reflection —it reminded me of Etna's molten lava hat. sweeping over the head of the val- ey in a river of fire, falls at the foot of he precipice in masses of solid rock— •here's something inconceivably horrid n the sound of the crags striking the bottom," added Mr. Eyre, absently. "That sudden calm was unnatural," said Frank. "What could it have been bat she forced herself not to speak? I >egin to doubt " •, "Doubt nothing," said Mr. Eyre; 'there's proof enough in tho fragment of torn clothing—the blood-stained cnil'e," exclaimed Mr. Eyre; adding abruptly, "it is curious, but I could have worn Iliad seen, and • handled that knife before, and it corresponds exactly to that Bi-.iiu in thodrawer," he pass- id his hand across his brow, as though :o dismiss some hat'.:i!::;j; thought, then said, "but you'll comeback with me in- M court? i r oif ve been a hero too long to mind folks kuowincr it." "I'd rather go a . thousand miles," cried Frank: "and the moment all this is over I «hall leave the place for years. 1 can't be, any use to you now." "And so you never had a k:ud feeling 'or me on my own aecouui," said Mr. Eyre, then checked himself, and added grimly, "I wonder what they are say- mr about me over thero't 1 Think of Busby's triumph! What a fall, Frank —it's nothing since she's not here, to see it. Tho afternoon will be a lonu; one. but I think to-morrow will see the end; and then—and then " "What, then?" said Frank, struck by something in Mr. Evre's tone. "Then I shall rest. And you'll sio away and forget; you are only a boy yet. But'I must begone; 1 have an interview to set over, and shall have every chance. Don't laugh when her counsel makes liis speech for the defense. And it Jup.sn't matter, pure souls in heaven aren't plagued with shorthand notes of a cause celebre." "I'll go with you," cried Frank, starting up. as lie thought of Madcap, and of how she would have scorned him, had he permitted her beloved to go forth alone to face his enemies. "Will youV" said Mr. Eyre, looking at him earnestly. "Well, then, I accept the sacrifice. I wish them to see what a man might be side by side with what he is." And so. when the court reassembled an hour later, tho two men entered it together. having left tlie cottage at Synge Lane at about ten o'clock on the night of the murder, and that she never again returned there, closed the case for the prosecution; and, amid si breathless si- letice, and in a court packed to suffocation, the counsel for the defense rose to address the jury on behalf of the prisoner. Was there notV" said Ml'. Eyre, look- in-' ut the young man with atrange gentleness ''1 think so, and it will make •Vnother link iu the chain of evidence i\,.,r we will bang the woman," tU *M sC conmut, the crimeV" ex, involuntarily, "toe CHAPTER III. I would be lllrrii, but seo tlin proiirtost onlc Most subject to i lie rending- thunderstroke. I would IIP Wisn. but Hint 1 ol'ton POO The fox suspended, while'the ass frocsfreo. Air. Evre's character, discussed by bis friends at luncheon, had suffered severely. Inhuman, dishonorable, ly_- inn 1 —these, had been some of the epithets applied to liis conduct, and even the Duke had not been able to stem the current of popular opinion against him. It was taken for granted that lie had from the. first known the child drowned in the Shifting Pool to be bis own, and pushed tho charge against the woman, Janet Stork, with relentless vigor, till the accident of the mother's appearance in the place had compelled him to a dishonorable policy, in which, by private agreement with" Lord Love), he hail made the young man the scapegoat of liis sin. Tno power ot his inlluence over liis discarded mistress was gauged by the fact that, though residing in tho village for nearly seven months, sho had never even sought to discover herself to the wife, but had shared with Lord Lovel the false position in which Mr. Eyre's hypocrisy had placed her. In tlie minds of the jury this latter consideration was destined to bear unexpected results, while .it the sau^e time a stormy interview was going forward between the prisoner and the counsel that Mr. Eyre had engaged on her behalf. It had been incomparably more bril- liuutthan liis own,for ho had characteristically said that being guilty sho should'have the best advice, and so had secured in her servicn one of the finest criminal pleaders of !)>*> day. . It had b'.ien only by the most nriren; questioning that her" counsel had b.;cu able to extract a single fact upon which to base her defense, but when in the teeth of the. morning's evidence, sho still refused to furnish him with any information, he more than ha.if f;!!':. himself justified in abandoning bo:- ':• her fate. For this was a case upon which tlie eyes of the civilized world were, fixed, ' and to bring her sal'dy through would be a triumph that lie might not easily forego. But his utmost stress of urgency could elicit from her no account of tho eveius cm the ni'.;hr. of tlio murder. From iho timfl she had lefc her lodgings in S.vugu Irinii, at eleven o'clock, to the moment when slie, was arrested with tlie body of the child in lierarms, all was a blank. In vain her counsel declared that the penalty of her silence must infallibly be death at the gallow.r, she was indifferent to tiie prospect; she saw beyond it Doily's welcome, and. his mother's kiss, as she said, "I misunderstood you once, but now I understand;'' and the utmost confession he could wiiii'.c from her was to the effect that when she had come to Lovel in search of her servant, Janet Stork, she had no conception that it was the dwelling-place of her child's father. Against Mr. Eyre she would say nothing, but there was a determined reticence in her manner that spoke of reserves of knowledge to which her ques« tioner was not admitted, and it was with a conviction that in his speech for the defense he must draw on imagination rather than facts, that lie left her. Hester sat for awhile alone after her advisor had left her, and looked around, fixed, like Janet, in the resolve to die, should justice command it. As she sat with her head on her arms, thinking of that bsyoud iu which her owu child and his brother might perchance coniH to meet her, approach in;r footsteps warned her that it was time to ascend to the dock above. Eiite-riii'.: the court, with that sofloii- ed look still on her f;u;o, sh« produc. 1 ; 1 a morn favorable effect on tlie public than she had yet done; while Mr, Eyre, perhaps by contrast with Frank, hail a luirsh, repellantair that denied sympathy, and mail* him look to the life the character .ibsigued to him by his deeds. A murmur ot admiration was audible when Frank entered--for m the eves of many that cue lie of his was sufficient to efr.ico any past sins that ho had committed, and open to him the gates of Paradise—but at sound of it he colored deeply, and felt the impulse tq back, but lie would uq^ leave Mj CHATTER IV. LICo is sweet. "My Lord, and gentlemen of the jury," he said, "in the whole course of my experience in the criminal courts of this country, I have never risen to address a jury under more painful feelings, or with greater anxiety, than upon this occasion. There are circumstances in tho case that, oven as they were developed before the magistrates, cause me much anxiety; and such being the case 1 , liow much must that anxiety be increased by the production of this uioruiivi's most unexpected evidence, by which the unhappy woman at the bar may bo placed in tho greatest peril, find most awful jeopardy. Gentlemen, I have not merely to deal with the facts of this case, as they appear in evidence, but I have to contend against the prejudices that have been born of this peculiar circumstances by which this case is surrounded—circumstances intensified tenfold by the extraordinary revchiUous inado in court that day. Wlien I iraze around me, and seo the numbers that fill this court, feeling with them the thrill of indignation at the dastardly crime committed; when I turn to the prisoner—a stranger, without a living soul to stand by her in her distress—lonely, deserted, to all seeming abandoned by God and man—my spirit sinks at the magnitude of the task I have taken upon mo. Nevertheless, relyiim- on the noble independence of :v British jury—on its strict integrity, cm its sense ot justice—1 have no fear of such a tribunal, and know that the whole case will bo fully, fairly, and impartially considered by you. "Having made these observations, I shall now proceed to consider tlie most unparalleled circumstances of tliis painful case. "In tlie first place, I would answer the question of the learned counsel for the prosecution, as to who could possibly have had a motive for tlie murder unless it had been the prisoner; 1 "That some one had a motive for ^oinpa-ssiuc; that poor young lady's death ho would presently be prepared to show; but that person was not the, prisoner. And before attempting to refute the evidence against her, he would tell tho story of her life—in itself a, more complete refutation than any other that could be afforded. "Some eight years ago, when young nnd very beautiful, tho prisoner had become "attached to' Mr. Eyre, and for awhile was happy, beliuving herself secure of his'affections; but at last lie fell in love with a young girl .of less than half his age, who, ignorant of his long-standing connection with tlie accused, loved him in return. Her friends, who know his story, forbade the marriage, the more so as she had previously become engaged to Lord Lovnl, who was nearly of her own age, and most deeply attached to her; but a few days before that fixed for her wedding with him, she contrived to elopo with Mr. •Eyre, and was married to him before they could be overtaken. "Meanwhile, what does this woman do, who is left • alone, loving the man who has abandoned her as passionately as he once loved herself, and with a secret to bear of which he had not dreamt? Ho had provided for her, he had done all that honor demanded,!! loss than love asked; and, doubtless, the world would have blamed her had she pursued him into the presence of his now happier love; but she made no such outcry over her loss. She did not declare that since, love was denied her, vengeance should he hers; but lived alone, unfriended, until just before her child was born, when she sent for her foster-sister, who came. Jitit so careful was she that no shadow of her misery and degradation should pass between Mr. Eyre and his happiness, that she would not even reveal to her foster-sister liis name—tho foster-sister, who was tho ouu person on earth who loved this forsaken, unhappy woman, and who attended her devotedly throughout that terrible time. But this'woman, with the stern instinct of revenge common to her class, took tho resolve to comfort the father with his child, and rouse him from the dream of happiness in which he, was sunk to contemplate the misery of the woman whom lie had onco loved. And by patient watching and searching, she at length obtained what she believed to be a clew to his home) and name; then persuading the mother that the child would be better if taken to her own people for awhile, and tho mother consenting, tlie servant took it away; and that way led her to tho very gates of Mr. Eyre, the man through whose instrumentality the woman ho had once loved, stands, charged with murder as a felon, in tho dock" to-day. "But placed on a false scent by the information that she bad gathered in the village, and faint with fasting and fatigue, the servant repented of her plaii, and creeping away, sat down to rest herself by the pool, of whose curious history she was ignorant. As night drew on, the child cried for food, but she had none to give it, and in a, moment of madness laid the baby down by the pool and walked asvay, thinking that some one would find it, but returned a few moments later to find that it had rolled itself over the brink, and disappeared. "She sat there all that night—God knows what agonies that woman endured through those awful hours; but when day broke, she crept away homeward, and after walking an incredible distance, endurinif all sorts of hardships, sho reached her foster-sister, who, running to her with outstretched arms to seize the child, was met with the one single word—dead! "For alas! tho mother's heart, to all apptsaraiuse so iudill'iireut, had wakened in her during the servant's absence, and only when she knew that her baby was dead—had died of diphtheria oh liis way home, did she fully realize tho happiness that might havo been hors had she kept him ' busido her. When the servant conducted her to a suppositions grave, sho fell down bssido it insensible, and for days and weeks was incapable of movement or thought; but when she ca'mo to herself, u fixed monomania poasi'ssod her—to discover in the ranks of the living such a child as her own might have been, had he lived. But nowhere could she find such a one, Chough silo sought huh far and wide. "Think of the horror ot the situation —of the servant knowing huraplf to bo In dead if not iu liaart, a/ jnurclore-ss— think of these two lonely wopjieu dwelling with that awful $& ' ~ " |pryearaaiu|yep^ s ', , "" S?!i?5?.«fft..«W^ >t ! young cniid tiacl been discovered;' N ed by medical evidence to hav& there upward of live years.;' , "An awful fear seized her lest-\ mother should hear of the discover and drawn by a dreadful fascination tho spot, she gathered a little mon6 >fc together, and without a word to hev v , mistress, walked every step of tlie way to Lovel. . , , •• When sho reached the fatal pool, the place was deserted, but as she sat there in a state of stupor, born of itt- anitioii and despair, a laborer passed, mid she recognized his face at once, as he recognized hers. lie had spoken to her live years before, when she Imd sat by the pool with tho baby on her knee. "As he stared at her, open-mouthed, Mr. Eyre rode up, and, bearing the man's stammering exclamations, drew the truth from him, and, without a moment's hesitation, as a niairistrate conv initted tho woman to prison. She did not known him, either'by sight or name, nor did she bear him imy malice —her one hope was that-her mistress . might be prevented from knowing the truth, and so sho gave a false name, and pleaded guilty, only anxious that she might die before IT 'ster Clarke, by chance, should hear or tho trial, and, suspecting who the prisoner might be como in search of her. "She was found guilty in due course; but tlio dcscrintion or her person in the papers, coupled with tho fact of her siidilau disappearance, exulted her mistress's suspicious, and she set out at onco, reaching the prison the clay after sentence had been passed upon her foster-sister. (To bo continued.) DENTAL SCIENCE. ArUliiilnl Tnclli Aro n Cheap Luxury — ScrrotH of tho 1'rofoHHlon. Wo sold 1,000,000 more false teeth last year than we ever disposed of before in a twelvemonth," said Iho manager of a great dental supply establishment to a New York Telegram reporter. "1 don't imagine that people are lo'osiug their teeth more rapidly now than heretofore, although it Is unquestionably i.'io easu that tlie enduring quality of the human chewing apparatus has become progressively les from generation to generation In tills country. It is more the fashion now than it has ever been-in the past to wear false teeth, partly for the reason that tho public has come to realize what excellent substitutes (bey are for real ones, and partly owing to the fact tlmt tootlilessness excites wuch more disgust than it did In old times, when such an affliction was commonly observed and was regarded as unavoidable. "It is very rare to seo a person, now.a days, whether a man or woman, visibly disfigured by tho absence of teeth. Anybody whoso grinders will fall out will, in nearly every case, go to a dental surgeon and procure artificial ones. Th-sy don't cost much. Yo'u can gel; a complete double set for from $15 up to Probably a fashionable dentist will charge you the latter price. His margin of profit is considerable, inasmuch as the teotli themselves cost, only from 15 to 18 cents apiece. Thtoy are made of poruehiiu, of kaolin usually, baked in an oven. Fof the plates the material best approved is rubber. The handsomest plates are made of celluloid, and they have the advantage of lightness iu weight, but celluloid does not resist all the acids with which it comes into contact in the mouth. Aluminum has been tried, but it is affected by vinegar and salt, as well as by other substances that are eaten, tho result being the de- velopcment of a'salt aluminium, which is thought to be injurious to tho system. "The auamel of artificial teeth is competed of matallic oxides and the finishing process to which they are subjected are r,o delicate that no two tenth produced can be made exactly alike in point ol! coloring. Among all the hundred of thousands of teeth which we keep in stock, probably uo two would match ,ta absolute perfection. But those that arc most nearly alike are put together go that the eye o'f nobody but an expert would detect and difference. After all, natural teeth exhibit marked dissimilarities in any individual. "It does not do to make false teeth too handsome, Irst they appear unnatural, and dental surgeons commonly carry their imitations of nature so far as to make teeth look In many instances mom or less defective, the better to carry out th deception. What is called "briiVce work' consists in inserting a false tooth in a gap between two' natural ones in tho jaw, fastening it in place by gold bands around tho adjoining teeth. Gold crowns are frequently put on teeth. Gold crowns are frequently put on old roots nowadays, this device having th* advantage that the crown can be readily removed at any time for the purpose of koeping the root beneath in good condition. "Tho latest important invention in tho line of dentistry is a machine by which steel excavating burs are made. Iliiiioi 1 to these, delicate little liistrumnls have had to be manufactured by hand. You can only perceive how very delicate they are by examining them under n powerful magnifying glass. To make them by hand was a very laborious process, and not less than $(iOO,000 was spent in experiments before the machine for producing them was suocssfully constructed. It turns them out with such rapidity that, they only cost 19 cents apiece now." i news iie dr y- w Detroit Free Press: "There is something that I first saw during my travels in Germany," said a gentleman who but recently returned. "I am referring u> bed quilts made of paper. They are making great headway, and can bo found with almose every family now. are warm and a great deal cheaper than those that we uw. It would not surprise me to hear of sonu-ono undertaking their manufacture iu this country." liuion Slttmil: The differing opinions those who hnvo knowledge aye fan? to b« foarcd thu» fto dreary .j Rnfcntty of Ignorance, »V

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