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Algona, Iowa
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M01N1& ALQO^Ju IOWA.. WEBiNfUsDAYt^d^lMJB^^ 18* .MBBr.* (Secretary of State $reshati> t in 6- t&- «eflt leitter to President Cleveland, re- Views the IJawaiian revolution, Minister Stevens 1 and Commissioner Blountfs .reports relative to the sit* uation and concludes that the United States tfitist not anhex'and cannot even recognize the provisional government, and that Queen Lilioukftlani must be festered to the throne. This news has been forwarded to the islands and serious complications are likely to result. A dispatch" from Toronto says, the steamer tVazer burned near (loose Island and twenty lives were lost in the fire and by drowning. By a rear-end collision on the Rock Island railroad at Seventy^-first street, Chicago, three persons were killed, and a score or more injured, some of whom will die. At a performance at the JUiceo theatre, at Barcelona^ Spain, two dynamite bombs were thrown from the topmost gallery into the stalls below. One fell into the lap of a lady and rolled harmlessly away.- /The other exploded. Fifteen persons were instantly killed. . A maddened rush for the doors followed, and when quiet was restored it was found that fifteen others had been killed and that eighty more were in a serious condition. The man who threw the bomb has been arrested and has confessed. The propellora, Alabama and Phila flelphia, collided in a fog off Port au Barques, Jlieh., and both sank. The crews took to boats and one boat containing twenty-four men sank and the men were drowned. K. C. Chambers, of Hot Springs, Ark., has telegraphed the manager of Mitchell an unconditional offer of a S20.000 purse for the Corbett-Mitchell contest to take place at Hot Springs the second week in January, 1894. He deposits $2,000 as a forfeit. The conference between mine owners and striking miners' representatives at London failed to reach an agreement, and the great strike will be continued. The result will be great suffering, not only among the miners' families, but among the poor of the larger cities, on account of the very high price of coal. A dispatch from Cadiz says a fleet of eighteen British warships has been gathered at Gibraltar in anticipation, it is presumed, of a combined movement of ships of Kussia, France and Wpain toward Tangier. It is also re- 'ported the French and Russian squadrons intend to proceed immediately to Tangier and join the Spanish vessels there. The republicans of the Chicago city council met in caucus and chose George Swift as candidate for mayor pro tcm. At the meeting of the council on the , Oth, he was elected to that position by a vote of 63 to 5. A special election for mayor to fill out the unexpired portion of the late Carter Harrison's term will be held next month. Attorney General Olney has sent a letter to United States District Attorney Davis, of Los Angeles, Cal., instructing him to proceed with the deportation of Chinese felons convicted there. The state department has, it is said, received assurances from the Chinese minister that he will induce his countrymen now in the United States to comply with the Geary act as amended, and it is believed the law will receive the moral support of the six companies. There is no truth in the report that Will S. Rising, the tenor, had committed suicide at Fort Lee, N. J. Another theatrical man of the same name has probably been imposing on the friends of Rising. For the murder of John Wilson George Riley, an American, and G.,La Blanc were sentenced at Winnipeg. Man., the former to fifteen years in the penitentiary and La Blano to be hanged Dec. 15. On the passage of the steamer Umatilla from Victoria, B. C., to San Francisco Henry M. Innes of Victoria, member of a wealthy and influential family of Victoria, committed suicide by jumping into the ocean. A. C. Castleman of Bagwell, Texas, arrested at Bald Knob, Ark., on suspicion of being one of the Iron Mountain train robbers, escaped from the sheriff at Newport. At Gettysburg, Ohio, Robert Todd and Sherman Wilchester quarcled over the election. Todd slapped Wil- chester and the latter shot him dead. There are threats of lynching. t The richest ore yet fonnd at Cripple Creek, Colo., is now being sacked at the Portland mine. It is a white, hard talc, covered with flakes and cubes of gold that will run §3,000 to the ton. Two more of the Oliphant train robbers were captured by Deputy United States Marshal C. M. Flynn near Mountain View, Ark. Five of the seven train robbers are now in prison. Jack Williams and Clem Walkerly are the men captured. A man named Evans has confessed to the police at Liverpool, England, that five years ago he tlirew John Boyle overboard at New Orleans, La., from the deck of the British steamer Discoverer, bis victim being 1 drowned. The verdict of the coroner's jury in the case at New Orleans was accidental death. Evans will be tried for murder jn England. Mgr. Satolli anil Cardinal Gibbons . visited Niagara, university at JACKSON TICKET AND tl-te ENTIRE QO IN BY 30,000. MeKintey's Plurality Toward the 1OO.OOO Galloping Mark. DES MoiNfiS, Nov. 9.—This morning's Leader, dem,, concedes the election of Jacksdu by a plurality of from 30,000 tb 35,000. It estimates the Bennett Mitchell vote at about 16,000 and Joseph's vote at 25,000. It continues: "The slump on the legislature was •just as bad as on the state ticket. The house, according to the best information available last night, will stand seventy-four republicans and twenty- six democrats, and the senate thirty-two republicans and eighteen democrats. Of the senate fifteen republicans and twelve democrats are hold-overs from the election of two years ago." The Register claims Jackson's plurality will reach 35,UOU. It says the republicans will have 75 members in the house and the democrats 35, while the senate, while the figures are not yet definitely known, will probably stnnd 32 republicans to 18 democrats. This would give the republicans a majority on joint ballot of 107 to 43. In Ohio McKinley's plurality over Neal, dem., is constantly increasing-, and while Chairman Dick only claims 85,000, some figure that it will reach 100,000. In , New York, Bartlett, rep., is electee! to the court of appeals over Maynard, dem., by probably over 05,000, and the rest of the republican state ticket wins by 80,000. Both branches of the.legislature will also be republican. Returns Irona county elections in Colorado, with the exception of a small number, show republican gains in almost every county, and populist losses. The republicans have secured a majority,in the New Jersey legislature, which stands: Senate—republicans 11, democrats 10; assembly—republicans 39, democrats 21. In Chicago the returns indicate the election of the entire republican judicial ticket, with a possible exception of Kraft, who was supposed to have some anarchistic leanings. Judge Gary, on whom Governor Altgeld made a fight, is elected by 8,000 or more, and leads the rest of the ticket by 2,000 to 4,000, chiefly by the aid of the democratic votes. The board of county commissioners will be mixed. / The latest returns from Pennsylvania, with almost complete figures, indicate that the republican majorty on the state ticket will not be less than 130,000. As the result of the election in Mass- achussetts, for the first time in three years the state will have a republican governor, and his plurality is 30,000. The rest of the ticket is elected with him, and the legislature is solidly republican in both branches. The republicans claim to have overwhelmingly defeated the populists in Kansas, but the latter claim the figures are wrong. Jerry Simpson says full returns will snow gains oi 10 to 15 per cent for the populists over 1893. Kentucky has rolled up its usual democratic majorities. The legislature will be overwhelmingly democratic. In Nebraska Harrison, rep., for supreme judge, will probably be elected by from 2,500 to 5,000 plurality over Holcombe, pop. Virginia reports that the democratic majority in that state will probably reach 50,000. TOPEKA, Kas., Nov. 10.—Of thirteen judges elected in this state Populist Chairman Breidenthal now claims only three. It is a republican victory all over the state. BOSTON, Nov. 10.—Complete corrected returns give Greenhalge, rep., for governor, 34,105 plurality, a republican net gain over 1891 of 40,512. The house will stand 187 republicans and 53 democrats, the senate 3-1 republicans and 0 democrats. THINK HM ftoeeeo be AD. JTrunk Alleged Brother 'of •Victim trader BATTLE ClteEK, Mich., Nov. 1&. —One of the victims of the recent railroad diaster here was George Da)vson of England, upon whose body was foiind 3180 and drafts for a large amount. The body was claimed by a mail from Chicago, who claimed to be a brother of Dawspn and who gave such accurate description of the dead man that the valuables found npon his person were relinquished to .the supposed brother. Suspicion was aroused by the fact that the pretended brother allowed Dawson to be buried here, and seemed to care : little about him. He was shadowed by a Grand Trunk detective, who found him living at 75 Clark street, Chicago. The detective has been instructed to hold the man in custod.y until the arrival of the coroner at Chicago to-day, when it is probable that a requisition will be obtained and the man brought back hero. Testimony at the inquest as to the cause of death in the Grand Trunk wreck here is all in, and the jury will render a verdict Nov. 14. The evidence of a number of trainmen showed that no engine passed No, 0 while it stood at the station. The fireman of No. 6 had previously testified that an engine passed him, which he thought was train No. 9. Engineer Wooley and Conductor Scott have given no evidence. Prominent •officials o:f the road testified to the reliability of both these men. Evidence showed that the wrecked train No. 9 made the last six miles of its run at a speed of thirty-six miles on hour. EXCERPTS FROM TREASURY. N"of Td6 She was but seven. I wa« nine; I loved her madly, nnd she knew It, 1 knelt and begged hef to bo mine, Sho said she really couldn't do it. At thirty-eie;ht her hair is gray, < •Het roses brighter bloom than over; ; To-morrow is my weddlnsr dity: 'Ti9 late, but better late than never, - J. Benton Wilde, in Munsoy's Magazine. The Actor's Story, fry JOHN Statement Showing the Assets and Liabilities. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.—The statement of the United States treasurer showing the classified assets of the treasury and demand liabilities to-day is as follows: ASSETS. Gold coin nnd bullion $108,778,654 Silver dollars and bullion 834,303,203 Silver dollars and bullion act July 14, 1890 Ifi3,427,71fi Fractional silver and minor coin 12,815.207 United States notes 80,6T1.894 United States treasury notos... 2,014^422 Gold certificates 285 .640 Silver certificates 6.597,817 National bank notes 11,950,139 Deposits -with national bank depositories: General account ] 2,240,514 Disbursing officers' balances. .. 8,708,741 CHAPTER XIV—CONTINUED. 'And the two men wont at it hammer and tongs. Deampster had met his match for the first time in his life, and in a quarter of an hour he lay on his back, beaten within an inch of his life. The poor little pointer perceived '-a divided duty," he came and snarled at the victor as if going to bite him, then apparently ho altered his mind, and licked his hand/ After that he went over to his master, and licked the beaten giant's face. Without another word Jamieson turned his back, and strode over to the lodge. When he got there he said to tho woman, "Your master has been badly beaten, and wants assistance. You will find him lying in tho glen out yonder." Then ho walked back to Aberdeen, muttering. "My poor friend! That's ono slight installment on your account anyhow!" w Total $731,794,C07 LIABILITIES. Gold certificates $ 78,881,969 Silver 'certificates 833,422,504 United States treasury notes.... 158,3f>6,380 Currency certificates 28,735,000 Disbursing officers' balances, agency accounts, etc 40,398,031 CRANK AT CLEVELAND. UHkuovrn Man Attacks Myron f, nerrlob with Dynamite and a Revolver. CLEVELAND, Nov. 1£.—At 1 o'clock tais afternoon a man entered the Bank of the Society of Savings, on the public square, and asked to see Treasurer Myron T. Herrick. He was shown into Mr. Herrick's room and at once made a demand on that gentleman for 850,000 in cash, at the same time threatening to blow up the institxition if the money was not forthcomingat once. The man carried some object partly concealed in his right hand, and Herrick, fearing it was a bomb, g/appled with the fellow and attempted to take it away from him. In th" struggle that followed the crank was thrown to the floor. He sprang to his feet, drew a revolver and fired at Herrick. The ball passed through the treasurer's clothes and burned a streak on the skin over the stomach. In the excitement that followed the shooting the fellow ran to the window, threw up the sash, jumped and' es- The Amide Discovery. On another, cage of this issue is an exhaustive article on the treatment and cure of consumption. The subject has lately been brought to the attention of the press of tho entire country as a result of the action of tho Michigan Board of Health in declaring consumption a contagious disease, and recommending isolation of affected persons to special hospitals erected for the purpose. Should other state boards of health follow the example of the Michigan body, it seems impossible to measure what the consequences would be. The New York Recorder, actuated by that spirit which should pervade every editorial sanctum, offered a reward of $1,000 to any .physicau effect- 'ing a cure for consumption. The offer was promptly accepted by Dr. W. R. Amick of Cincinnati, who had alreadly distinguished himself by curing some patients selected by the Cincinnati Post, newspaper. The management of the Recorder selected ton patients in various stages of consumption. The article referred to tells the story of Dr. Amich's success and of the payment of the (U,000 by the Recorder company. Dr. Amick shows not only his willingness but his great desire to have his treatment impartially tested before any money for the medicines has been expended by the affected. He offers to send to all local physicians, regardless of school or code or creed, test packages of his medicines sufficient to show just what results wfll be produced in each case, The fact that these'outfits are only sent to the patient through his or her physician is a guarantee that they will st'ind the test to which they may be subjected by medical experts. Dr. Amick is willing to let each physician and each patient judge as to whether he has accomplished what he claims. There ia already the testimony of physicians and patients who have found reasons for endorsing the discovery. In the face of such evidence of its worth there can be but little hesitancy in' pronouncing the discovery a great boon to suffering mankind, and therefore of incalculable benefit to the whole human race. CHAPTER XV. Only a Tramp. Night was falling at the Gairioch House when a conveyance drove up and stopped at tho hall door. The driver got down, and began to bring forth sundry boxes and to load the cart with them. By and by a woman camo out of the house and got into tho wagon. Then they turned toward the city. Suddenly the horse came lo a full stop. It was now quite dark, and the cut-tor, who had a "drappie In his ee, " endeavored to urge the animal onward, out in vain. The sagacious brute trembled violently, whinnied loudly, reared back on his haunches, and finally concluded not to budge another foot. Obviously there was notning for it but for Duncan M'Tavish to get down and see what was the matter. In getting down he smashed his lantern, and the light wont out. See ho couldn't —feel he did. In a moment he called out to tho woman in tho cart: ••Eh, Jeannie! Here's a mon leing a' but dead. Na wonder Jack wouldna budge. Ho was aye a gey, 'cute beast. Come down and gi'e a hond. woman—wo'll naloave a Christen to deo while there's a wee bit squeak for his life." They lifted tho man into the and Joannie supported tho creature's head on her lap, dreaming for whom she did Christian office; .but when the fell on his pallid face at Dr. Miller's door, and sho saw who it was, cart, poor little that light Two negro children accidentally rnrned $Q Heath on Sampson.Jenkins' turjn near Bowling- Green, Ky. Mrs. Joseph Kohlbecker's two sons, Joseph and Herman, wei-e asphyxiated by g-as accidentally at San Frunckeo. Maurice Barlow, waste dealer and nanufacturer at. Fall Kiver, Mass., ! 'iied, it is said, because of S. Blais;. ,-ll's assignment al Worcester. 4 wan claiming to be A. T. Castle- ta&not Bagnell, lex., was arrested at l$a}d Jfnob, Ark., on suspicion of " Pi * Criminal liouud to Be Free. JANESVILLE, Wis., Nov. 13.—Frank Pulker was arrested in this city last night by Marshal .Springer of Edger- tou. He is o wanted in Chicago on a charge of burglary. While taking 1 ulker to Ec^erton, where he resides, he jumped into the river at Indian ford. The water was shallow and bprmger threatened to shoot Pulker if he did not come ashore. He refused and a boat was procured and he was captured and placed in the jail at Edgerton. During the night he broka out and a posse is hunting for him. Colonel Elliott F. Shepard's widow is |o build a memorial church in his ho'jgor. 'Jjie Mount Vernon association holds the key of the Bastile presented to Washington by Lafayette. A Vienna correspondent writes that Mme. Ma turn a, the celebrated singer, is about to contract a second marriage. The future bridegroom is her nephew and quite a young man. Mr, Ye, the Corean minister at Washington, and his wife attended tbe Preisbi ter&n cuurcb, but not 'n cc Humes, which the/ w^ar Stafcft Qfifiafi^oxis. 1 -Sffe Argument for Vaccination, MUXCIK, Ind., Nov. 13.—The statistics in City Health Officer Jackson's office referring to the recent smallpox epidemic furnish an argument in favor of vaccination. There was in all 147 cases and 21 deaths. Eighteen victims were patients never vaccinated, two had been vaccinated more than five years ago and but one had recently been vaccinated. Eighty-eight patients never were vaccinated over -five years ago. Yield of Corn in Varioui States. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.—The November returns to the department of agriculture of the rates of yield per acre make the average for corn 32.0bushels. The corn states are reported as follows: New York, 29.3; Pennsylvania, 24.9; Ohio, 24.3; Michigan, !.'3.7; Indiana, 24.3; Illinois, 25.5; Iowa, 35.4; Missouri, 27.5; Kansas, 20.3; Nebraska, S5. The advice to. young men to go West does not apply to prize fighters since Oregon fined twelve men $1,000 each for getting up a pugilistic event. A writer gives an illustration of the progress of electricity as amachanical power. lie says that twenty-five years ago it was unknown, and that 8900,000,000 is now invested in various kinds of machinery. A horse that fell down a well on the Bailey faria, in Polk, county, Oregon, recently was rescued in a novel manner. Straw w^s thrown down tbe tramped it I.9JP all the blood in her heart soood still, but eho didn't come of a fainting race—besides, she had something else to do just then. "What, what!" sho oxclaimeti, "the mistress was aye rlcht! He iena dead after 'a—the puir, bonuio laddie. Doctor! como butt the noo!" she screamed liko a madwoman. When sho told Miller who the broken-down wayfarer was he instantly had poor Curly brought in, and put in the best bed in the house. Kestoratives were employed, but it was long before consciousness supervened. On his return from Strnthmines Willie found a message from the doctor, requesting him to call immediately at Breadalbano Terrace. Jeannie came rushing to the door to meet him, crying bittorly, and exclaiming, "We hao fun' him—we hao fun' him! but oh, puir laddie, how changed! Thank God, my bonnie dearie didna live to eee it! It would hao broken the heirt o' her—as it has mine!" Before Willie had time to spoak, she had urged him forward into an adjacent bed-room, whera his poor friend lay shivering in a fitful, fevered sleep. Great hollows wero ; in his cheeks and beneath his closed eyes, j A profusion of long, curly, snow- whito hair streamed over his brow and round his thin, worn neck. Good heaven! Could it l:o possible that this faded wreck was all that was loft of the onoo bright, winsome Curly. Long afterward Jamieson learned that as soon' as Donald loft tho nsy- luin at Kew the poor fellow started on foot for tho North. Drenched with rain and half starving, he fell down fainting in the streets of Birmingham. • Ho was taken up by tho police and charged with being drunk. Fortunately, tho inspector was an intelligent man who immediately sent for a doctor, on whoso certificate Curly was removed to the pauper lunatic asylum. ' •••••"»• After a sojourn of spmo months he was dis-.-barged. Thanks to his kind physician, ho was assisted on by tho mail as far as Newcastle-on/1'yne. From thenco tho manager of the theater sent him by coach lo Edinburgh. On inquiry there ho found ihat Willie had gone to Aberdeen weeks before. Not a human being in his native city recognized in tho shabby, broken-down, prematurely old man the former spruce cornet' in the Midlothian Volunteers, lie was almost glad that it way BO, and he slunk out of Edinburgh as daylight fell, resuming his weary march northward; nor did he halt till he found a resting place in a friendly barn by the wayiide. which sheltered him until daybreak. Ho had some two or three shillings still left, which kept him fro in absolute starvation. Fortunately the weather was fine—so by night be slept in barns, under hayricks, or, indeed, wherever be could find shelter. At length he reached Aberdeen. When be inquired at the theater for Willie be was told tljat be was staying at tho Calrloch House. &e '-that is where she Hve.4. On, no! It can't be—that's iropb&iblb." Ife resolved to writ,o to Jamieson at once, but bis impatience would not allow him to wait. He would go immediately. l"hen his pride stepped in •—-he did not wish her to see him thfls changed and worn—thus ragged and wretched. There could be no harm anyhow in going near the place—in looking upon tlie : sp6t that enshrined all ho held most dear, so .he walked 1 toward the Gairioch Head. There stood the house and the garden, exactly AS he had loft thorn two years ago — nothing seemed changed except .himself. Yes—she must be changed, too, else she would not have sent him that cruel reminder of his weakness and degradation. Yet, perhaps, on the other hand, she meant'to release him from the shameful compact into' which he had been ecorced—perhaps she—"but alas!" bethought, "she doubtless remains young and beautiful as ever, while At this moment a tall, spare man left the house, and camo rapidly to tho spot wero Curly sat. Tho poor wretch could contain his patienco no longer, so he accosted the stranger. "I beg pardon, sir." said he, "but is Mr. Jamieson still staying at tho house yonder?" "Mr. Jamieson is not staying at the house," replied Mr. M'C'rawley Gittens, for it was ho, "nor has ho stayed there since tho day of the funeral?" "The funeral! What funeral? Whose funeral?" &, "Miss Flora M'Allisters." "Flora M'Allisters!" "Ay—sho was buried three days ago." And so the limb of the law passed on. Curly stood looking at his retreating figure till it faded altogether into tho mist of evening; then, without a sigh or sound, he dropped like a stone on tho highway, where Duncan M'Ta- vish and Jeannie M'Pherson found him lying some hours later. CHAPTER XVI. Elspeth's Weird. As far as care and kindness could alleviate Curly's sufferings they were alleviated, and gradually he came to himself. By degrees he resumed bis old relations with Willie, and at last he wes enabled to get about, leaning on the other's strong arm. Several weeks elapsed, and Jamieson's slender resources were running short but fortunately tbe time for the commencement of his engagement at Glasgow was drawing near. Dr. Miller wished Curly to stay with him, but he pleaded so piteously not to be left behind that Jamieson couldn't find it in his heart to say him nay. So after arranging to send Ijalf bis salary every month toward the costs of the lawsuit, Willie decided to leave Aberdeen for Glasgow on the following day. His wardrobe had been stored at the theater and about twelve on the morning of his departure be was standing at the stage door in Marischal street, giving the necessary directions for his luggage to bo forwarded, when ho felt his arm clutched violently, and Curly, witn a wild scream, ejaculated: "Look! look! at Death on the pale horse!" Turning round he saw Deempster riding down the street, his eyes bloodshot and his face aflame. Whether he came to seek Willie with murderous intent, or whether the devil got the better of him at the sight of the man who had beaten him. can never be known till the day of doom. Certain it is, however, that tho moment he saw the two young men ho put spurs to his horse and rode luriously at Jamieson. With his heavy riding whip he struck him a tremendous blow on the head, which brought him to bis knee, and would most certainly have split his skull open, had it not been for his tall chimney-pot hat. Reversing his grip and passing his hand like lightning through the thong, Deempster sent tho heavy buckthorn bead, with its cruel fangs, hurling through the air. Had that blow reached its aim there would have been an end at once of Willie Jamieson, and consequently this story would never have been written. At that very moment, however, Curly, with something of his- old alertness, at the imminent peril of his own life, sprang upon tho bridle of tho horse and backed it. As the huge brute reared in the air tho tremendous impetus of the blow flung Deempster forward, and he fell head foremost on the r.urb of the pavement, with a sound that was hoard at the other end of tho street. As he fell one foot remained inextricably entangled in the stirrup iron, and the horse galloped madly round ; the corner to tho right, dragging the body of the dead man after him. And thus it camu to pass th,at Curly was avenged, and, that by his own hand and deed, the Laird of Strath- mines fulfilled Elspeth M'Diarmid's weird! Mr. M'Crawley GittenS, having I eSh'aust*el every artifice that petti* ! fogging and chicanery could suggest was at length brought to bay. aaa the final hearing came on, which resulted in a verdict for the defendant. 1 I'hb very 'next; flay "Jamiesdh gave> notice of appeal. Then commenced, affidavits, interlocutories and I don't know what all. Anyhow, the whola thing,,, had to begin do novo. Of course the law.yoM -'as/Usual, took their time over it. But there is one comfort you can have a good deal of law fora little money in Scotland— i. e., compared with tho cost of tha article in Kngland. While this precious lawsuit dragged its slow length along, Jamieson was acting in Ma'troheajor, Liverpool, Bir^ mingham, Sheffield, the Yorls circuit etc. Wherever 'he went j Curly accompanied hint .At last en'- i gagementa wero difficult to obtain in I England, so the friends returned to | tho Land o' Cakes. But alaa! "a ne« generation had arisen, which kiie w not Willie." Younger men had stepped into his shoes, and poor Jam- leson had to retire, and take a hack seat, until ho sank to be, as we had seen him tho night before, leading man at the Theatre lioyal, Paisley. * * • • * * * And now comes the remarkable coincidence to which I have before referred. As Pike got to this portion of his narrative we reached the summit of n hill at the bottom of which, some two milea off, lay Stuart Town, through which wo had to pass during almost the'last stage of our journey. As we paused to contemplate the prospect and indeed to take breath.' for we were both a little blown, our attention was attracted to a solitary foot passenger, about three or four hundred yards in front \vho came walking along briskly toward us. Despite his shabby clothes, he had the air and manner of a gentleman. His figure seemed wiry and elastic; his hair fell about his neck in a profusion of snow-white silky curls; tho collar of his shirt was turned down over a frayed black silk handkerchief, revealing a singularly beautiful neck; he carried his head erect; his eyea seemed fixed on vacancy, and his whole manner waa so engrossed and preoccupied that he scarcely observed us until within a stone's thr-ow, when, to my astonishment Pike gave a long, low whistle as he exclaimed: [TO ME CONTINUED.] READY. Suwnroir Took Off Olio Spur AVJien IK Wanted to Sloop. Suwaroff, Russia's great military commander, was a little man, insignificant in everything but that intangible power of mind and character with which physical strength is never to be compared, says Youth's Companion. • He had been sickly .in his youth, but became hardy under the stimulous- of cold bathing and the benefits of a- plain diet. Buckets of cold watc* wero tin own over him in the morning, and his table was served with fare which guests would fain have refused, but dared not. lest he should- think them effeminate. He^despised dress and delighted in drilling his men in his shirt-sleeves, sometimes with his stockings literally clown at the heel. But his hardihood of life and action had its effect on tho men ho commanded. He was often up and about by midnight and would salute tbe first soldier whom he saw moving with a piercing cock-crow, in commendation of his early rising, During tho first Polish war he had given orders for an attack at cockcrow, and a spy in the camp carried the news to the enemy. The attack, however, really took place at 9 o'clock on the evening when theiar- rantrement had been made, for Su- waroff, suspectirfg treachery, had then turned out the troops by his well- known crowing. The onem.y, expecting the event in the morning, were entirely unprepared and fell easy victims to his forethought, "To-morrow morning," said be to bis troops on tho evening before the storming of Ismail, "an hour before daybreak I mean to get up. I shall wash and dress myself, say my prayers, give ono good cock-crow, and then capture Ismail." It was hardly possible to find him off tho alert, "Do you never take off clothes at night?" he was asiced. "No," said he, "but when I get lazy and want to have a comfortable sleep I generally take off one spur." HIS MISTAKE. your CHAPTER XVII. .&% Face to Face. Jamieson's engagement in Glasgow extended, on and off. for some years, during which his modest income was mortgaged for law expenses, so that be was able to save little or nothing. Curly's acting days were over; but he wrote a beautiful band, and employed himself in copying parts, MSS., etc., for the theatre. Of course he didn't make much by this; but be contributed some small portion toward the household expenses, always boarding up a little treasure for an especial purpose. Year after year, as regularly as the l^tb clay of May approached, he disappeared. Generally he returned about a month afterward, and assumed bis place without a word. Willie guessed pretty well where be bad been; but they quite understood each other, and no word ever passed between them oji the subject Tbey grew older, and the world grew grayer and gloomier for both, and the case of "Jamiespn and Miller y% M/AUister » nd Patters" continued Why Ho Wanted to uaiu Strcng'tli to Do tho .lob. Ho knocked at tho kitchen door | timidly and asked for something to i eat. i "You can have it if you will saw ; some wood for me," said the lady, !' "I shall only bo too happy." he re• sponded, "but I must ask you to i give me something to eat first, for J ; am weak from hunger." ! She had her doubts about a bargain of that kind, but she took him in and set him down before a large slice of i loft-over steak. j He attacked it at once with a knife i and fork, but after a few minutes laid i down his implements of war. j "You will excuse me, I hope," be i said rising. j "What's the matter?" she inquired ! in surprise. j -1 made a slight mistake,", he re- j plie& as ho wiped tbe perspiration 1 from his brow with bis sleeve. "J thought I needed to eat the steak to i give me rtrength to saw the wood but i 1 find I need to saw the wood to five ' me strength to eat the steak, and if ! you will be kind enough to show me | tbe wood-pile I will—" | She did not wait for him to con, elude his peroration. Mic swooped clown ou him, and as bo went out tho gate be breathed a high of thankful- I ne»s that be baqi escaped so easily.

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