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- metr6 that yobr.child is dead;
- ye yyod'grh44 me Nith a dfAIi4l
And let the sunshinoflood your roonis,
And with a song your gy of og 191i
"And why not smilo-?t i1e had gof
Tod'el in' sunny Italy,
Togao upon those palaced slopes
And wander by that sugizmpr ae".
"Would I not Joy to folli er
In thought beneath those4 lisslbskies
To note with every changing scone-.
The rapture in her glad young eyes?
"Y)et-wth'my wipging joy, alas
Al ~abi66aoo diinar would nate,
Not knowing.whon along the way,
80emo nameless woo might lie in wait;
"But now for her, with love ensphered,
No evil tiltig'canyork its sp
Safe talismanedIr6m ill, she treads
The fields where living fountains well.
W 'add en Wid
In that fair land theft knows no night?"
A DYING .CONFESSION.
"Lift me up, child; there is a sense
of heaviness upon me and my breath
shortens'.- I mtalt live another hour,
and then-then-God's judgment!"
The voice was weak and broken, and
- the last-words; instead of being hopeful
or meek, were full of dull despair. The
girl, who was weeping bitterly, lifted
the white head of her adopted mother
and blased pillows beneath 'it; ,then
with a tender :hand wiped the terrible
dews of'iidrdcoming "death from the
SI neant 'to' keep my secret, Mar
garet," the woman said; faintly; "I
meant tha&t you should grieve for me
ivhen I am gone; but a power which Is
greater than I, compels my confession.
Will you curse my memory-you, who
have called me mother?'"
"Mamma, do not thus excite your
self," the girl sobbed., kissing her ten
derly. "Do not doubt my love for you,
m iitmm Inow, when' you are leavirij
mel Mamma," with a burst of wild
sobing, "mamma, darling, what will
Ido without you?"
"My cordial," the invalid said,
weakly; and when the draught was held
to her lips, she swallowed it, thirstily,
then she spoke again, her voice clear
and fall of a bitterness inexpressible.
"Margaret," she said, "I have suf-*
fered much-much ! and never in .hu
mility. neovr, Margaret I Oh. God !
the stili s 9 iere on earth'a form of
penance by lWitdh it can be erased? '
have sotightdin my memories, which
have made of arth a place of torturie,
nd:t-, I have so sinned 1 liow dare
"Mammal" the girl cried, thinking
this all delirium; "mamma try to
"To sleep?i" the sufferer echoed, scoff
ingly. "Where. is -thee sleep f"r 'the
blood-staied?' Margaret, .they found'
your youfig mother -'dead' ht yoii side,
stabbed to the heart! t -twas by -my
"God of Heaven!" Margaret cried,
shrhjking from the couch; then flinging
herself i bn her 1iliees ':ldie 'i't, she
fastened her eyes on the ashen face
among the pillows, waiting for what
s *kto foJllo. '.
You kni'ow; nothing of my youth,"
the ,woman' wetit 'oi, while the gray
shadow deepened on her face; "you
do not'know that she was my rival-'
- - 1yVfaYn air iiigs as ilove-.i~nt in~
all else'Iar surpassed 1.ier-aye,1in love
f'of2 2. There :Was warni Southern
blood in my veins, and I loved as
8ogithern natures love, with~ unreasoning
heart and mind and soal, wholly and
madly.A - oI ' leai'ii' to love-your'
The girl uttered a low, broken cry,
:, it'Ethifda 'all? Nr ydung' face
looked as if it too was smitten with
de '&8as'ny father' a ward," the
wealk voice wont on. "We were ex,.
lieted to. Igve. -ach~ other--It had rail
been 'planned by our parents--anM I
loved .iinf dminy brht girlhood, neor
thinking he might love elsewhere.
"Your mother was. a fair, pale girl,
L.duI;Aynd aiigoking, with only a:
l~Hdah beauty. I never dreamed she
T1 1~i a.1 eart fromn-me, foi' I. was
r aundul We had. been- adhool
-mates, adwere friends, neighbors.
also. Mg father's cbres were almost
h 'beess;.er's wre-few.: I.did not.
'" her,, ft /I had woni all -honors so
ly~t school-I did not think;Lwvould
) vice bilke, and 'agony1murged
'~til6 ovgr, the woman's form, -and.
ber ~ a s ungiheniselves- together.
Margaret sprang.'to fee .feet, and again
held the strengthsnhiig p'otion to the
lips of the sufferer. The liquid seemed
to revive her, for she soon spoko again,
while Marg ret knelt. to listen, with
her f~ec0b re y li h Ijands. .
"Child, try to think of me charnt
ably,"- the dying wom~an-pleaded. "Re.
'pember my ~ year# ol' loving care, my
fears ,of ahlmsgiving. Will not God
allo# them to wash out the crime of an
idholy honir? Oh, how I hiaie prayed
ioi' His nercy, His pardon!
"Miargaret, I hiavello time for detail;
I never knew he loved fier; I did not
dream-of It until It burst across my
#fe a earingflame!Hewsb
trothed to me, and yet, while I was I
mIle froIm my home visiting a friend, I
thby were married. They sent me no.
word and, the knowledge, meeting me
at myffither's threshold estruok every
tig.ng that was worthy from my life. .
"I did not die, although I fell be- ]
neath the blow and lay for hoursun,
qQnsclous; they won me back to life, to
64a!n, to brook constantly and silently,
. "Not 'on him-even yet I loved too
well to wish to injure him -but upon
the woman to whom I had opened my
wvhole heft, and who hao*so wantonly
crushed It, for I had told her of my
love-our plight! Oh, Margaret, re
member she did not wrong me blindly I
"Months went, and my father saw
the only living tie lie had to earth
drooping and pining. He closed the
old house and' ok nie farNom the
scenes, :6f ny childhood. 1410 this
time I had heard no word froh your
mother. My father had given to the
yputh who had so far forgQtten honor
an' old man's curse, and we heard
nothing from him either.
"A year went by and we wandered
still, always by my desire, and then we
came to a stop in France, mingling for
a brief period with the gay and courtly
of that fair nation.. Cold as a statue,
satirical, haughty, bound up In my own
broodings, they called me there 'the
frozen queen,' and yet my calm exterior
was the mask of fiercer passions than
had ever inhabited the breasts of thb76
"Once, oppressedby the magnificoaroe
of our rooms, and burning with fierce
unrest, I flung a thick veil over my
face, and, in the early evening, went
forth alone-in Paris. Dressed darkly,
Lattragted no observation, and was re
turning when a low voice Just ahead,
in conversation with a French woman,
made the blood about my heart turn to
ice. It Wias the low voice of your
I"Obeying a wild impulse, I followed
her; she parted with the French woman
at the door' of an elegant little resi
dence, and I heard her low, light laugh.
The sound stung me to madness. In a
whole long year my own laughter had
"She left the door aar. I pushed it
open and followed her, flinging off in
veil, as I did so;- The lamps -
lighted in the wide hall,
radiance fell -on the h
dagger that lay upon a of a silver
able. nam iu
hand had caught it 14fJL9AWdtAI1Y
ment's hesitation. The sight of it had,
whiljred 'death' to my wild heart a"
the.word was sweet to me Just then!
"I saw her garments disappear at
the head of the staircase and almos
flow after her; she had gone from slgit
but her voice guided me; she was dis
missing the nurse from theroom within
and chatting. gaylyiwith ad infant;
every light word stung me cruelly; she
seemed so happy, so Very hi'ppy.j
"A light step made me brinlk to the
now clustering shadows; the nurso
came forth; went on, and desdended to'
the lowver hall, not seeing me; and in
another. monient I was facing the
wvoman who ha-l made my life a desert.
"As she saw me she cried out; and
then, placing her baby upon a couch,
faced me, smiling.
"Surely you have not come to re
proach me now, Ina,' she said, in the
most careless voice. 'You rivaled me
successfully In such. numeous, things,
and could afford 'me this one triumph.
Why did you come?"
"A wave of* maddening thought
sweplt over my wild, broken hear t. She
stood there, -calm, smniliig, caieles3
her fair- face -.uncloonded-, thie :beatty f
it updimmed,- while' I, I'had lost- all
"Lifting the dagger my hand still
held, I sprang upon her like a tigress.
I can recall- no more; there were cries
and groans and.-blood upon, my hands,
but I .recall. not'hing; .elearly until I
found myself back in my own room,
pacing, It wildly, madly,.and then, when
it all came bicks to me, I fell upon la
knees, seeking in vain to pray; my
working lips would form no word that
couli .pldad a, pardon frort. the One
above. . ...,.
."~Thiere was'.a pll .tha-nght anid I
was there,. garbed like a queen, ,pale
and - proud as, of yore. And .on the'
next day we sailed from Fraiice, never
to set foot upon her shores again.
"In our own h6nie the-nes'ane to
us of that bloody death, and mnyfather's
very lips grew-white as he read it to,
me, but I gave no dign and saidno
word, although my soul shrank and my
life faltered at'the tale.
"They . brought you .back from
France; broughit you, a, beautiful, help
less .babe, to. those who would snot
cherish you! And I stepped forward-1
I, in my blood-crimsoned wormanhood
-to claim you as my charge I
"Margaret, I have been .knd to you!
I have led and guarded and loved you!t
3 you pardon, I will hope for pardon
if'rom my God I It was-madness, Mar
The struggling, broken voice ceased;
the dying woman fell back among her
pillows, the haiid of death heavy upon
her; but the bent head of the kneeling
girl was not lifted; her sobs mingled
with the gasps of the dying; her slender
form pulsed painfully; her hands were
held against her face.
"Margaret. myv-c.hils n"ame the
ioarse whisper,' "say-I--am--am
"I cannot!" the girl cried suddenly;
'I cannot say it! Ask God for that
le may pardon youl ^ But I-I am too
mumait Yet, tell mel-does.my father
."No; he-died,.long- agdo ! God, Thy
neryi--boundless-boundless I As
luman eyds cannot see.-- -
There Wvas "a guigle, a choking cry,
mud Margaret sprang in terror to her
"Manamal 'ammai hear mef I do
orgiye -yout I- pray heaven's for
fiteneis for youl 1.Uenaer &, mammaIL".
B~ut.Ina did not'ea. .he overing
shadov ha4 s6ttled down, ghastly and
arrible. -- The - womianv whose hfe-lov6
liad been cursed with crime, had goie
before her Judge.
COUNT BISMAIUIS ROMANCE.
[low the Eldest Son of the Great
Ciancellor Scoured a VIfe.
All is well that ends well. This at
least is the verdict of Berlin high socie
by touching a somewhat sensational ro
malice that terminated a few days ago
by a marriage, performed quietly, in
deed almost: secretly, in a chateau hid
den In Lower Silesia.
The exceptional indulgence manifest
ed on this occasion In Berlin high soci
sty circles Is explained by the unique
positions of the principal actors in this
romance, thd hero of which is none
other than Count Herbert Bismarck,
eldest son.of the Chancellor and the
new assistant of the Emperor William,
who spends an hour each day in confer
ence with the young Count. The hero
ine is a Princess more celebrated fo
her bdauty than her great name, and'
whose portrait, by Richter, the son-in
law of Meyerbeer, attracted a. host of
admirers to the Berlin Salon in 1878.
A darx brunette, with perfect bust and
deep, dreamy eyes, standing in a walk
in the midst of a leafy park, accompa
niled by a .magnilcent Newfoundandi..
dog, the portrait evoked one of those.
troublesome visions, which are but rare
ly encountered in the mountains of S
lesia, where the Princesg of C. B. resi
ded. The ..utalogue of the Salon gave
no fyrther indicaton of her identity,
' was known, however, that the
, that of the Princess o
then, nee Princ
ache oYf th assy, wl was lately'
h Unde Secretary.of-State for For
fraire and wh6 isn .te Secre
ilite 8N the young
e, voted cavalier
. Qo the-rincess of
-a $t dqier residjence
'n n-'i 'her husbafid to'
Bn, ehi isaty as member of
he Reichstag call . him. This 1utyl.
3e performed withia zal pthg,:caused
'im entirely tb forget that tie Princess'
vas a beauty who needed the most vit
lant protection, while he was absorbed
n questions of free-trade and social
It happened .that in the month of
fIarch, 1881, 'all Berlin," that had so
requently seen the Princess waltz with
he son ot the Chancellor, learned thati
~he had suddenly taken her departure
~or Florence to rejoin .her dancer,
lhen attached to. the Embassy
it the Quirinal. The ,anger of the
Jhancellor knewv. no :bounids, and the
nest virtuous court I Europe was
icaridlalized. The Injured husband wan,
he only one who did not lose his head
n the matter. He informed the fugi
lye that lie would facilitate her divorce1
E) as to aliowv her to rehablate her
:haracter by marrying her seducer, for
ho Uiermian code forbids the union of a
livorc~ed woman with the -man who 1
rovoked the divorce. The Prince von
iJarolath did not evince the least anger.,
Byerybodiy looked forward to the imme
liate marriage of the pair of lovers, 1
*vben it became suddenly known that
he young attache' was:' back again in
Berlin, having left his lovely victirn In
Plhorence alone fnd Ill in a furnished
oom. The conduct of the Courit 1
roused the Indignation of compass~on
Lte'souls, andi the scandal caused by -the
light of the 1frineess w~as changed into1
in ardent sympathy for her. People
or the inoment forgot that she was .s
tlreadly -of an age when such escapadesf
ire rarely pardoned, and that she had
oft behind her a well-grown daughter:
>f thirteers years. .
The Chancellor exorcised his authori .
y and threatened his sqn with the pen.
ilty of not seeing him forevermore. To ,a
til the pleadings of the son to legitima
ize the liaison Prince Bistbarck invari.
ibly answered: "No, I shall never per
nit you to marry the wife of a friend.
and lie sent the Count to Bt. Peters-.
)urg, the Hague, 4nd .London succes- c
ively, but the.Count's passion for the' s
P'rincess, although the latter wasi older
han himself, (she is now forty) did not
crow cold, and lie succeeded- tlty
n bending the #0 il fteQacel- r
or, who did n title of
P~rince lapse iiin~ U~~~h mar
lage took place tcth hateau e
>f Trachenbergth residen 'of Prince
[lermian von Heft feldt, an 1der broth- I
ir of the Phicesa zaetf h fol- t
owing curious 4 oidence Is worth I
nelntion; The mother of the Princess, r
iec Countess of Rteichenbaeh-Goschutz a
ias also been 11ivor'oed, tAfter fifteen
rearavof marrie( life, at the very no.
nont her daughter bore the narna of
Prince Carolath before becoming Coun- S
esa and sOon Prinna Blamarok
tad gone but a'short distanco from the
rlliag wl-;one of them found that
ie had ledl hs paddle with true Indian
Arelesimessi biut it was too much of an
ffor to go back after it, and laughing
y remarking to 'his c6mrade that.the
one or two" places where they 'would
tes tid rivel' to get near' better shores
'ot.'poling, he would tie. his craft be
ind the other, the iwo Welnt on poling
keir - way. up stream. They - were
kbout half WA.* % -ojwe~n the -ilges
iAibr k rio W on sw'niinng
Se ifikr far' ahead, a,pqiakng for a
4alk wOdled41l4 n n-stren, he
*u Wo the willows dsdl appield. It
'orethe ,- d mphagheta pddya
ng to tW the other. Sure enough the
i10,e'was re-k liy frig4iteied Out of'
040 unor?ruslwhere he had takien re
luge and plunged into the water . to
iwim to the mainland, quite a go d 4is
;ance away. ..14 the race that fo lowed
bheieo ait little -headway m ue by
;he pyrauer 'from tholi pedullar predi
3ament,- but it was also necess y...to
keep, together, so,..that one- of thie.con
testants coUld' look after th'' empty
canoe when the death struggli com
menced. The.,beet hinter and b3anoe
man was in the forward craft gging
into the-witr AsIf er life deliendedL
on the result, while his asst1 Vwas
elping him'all be couJd--wit both
hands used. as'pad~les- 6ver the sId4 of
the second en'. It was hutriedly
agreed o4 be tween them that when the
hunter sprang on. the animal. c9uld it
ge-oyertaken', he would throw his pad
dle to his"'ompplop, oi a near, as he
could, and he Wouqld paddle to it with
his hands.'and get it. The race -was a
close and exciting one, and as thq bank
was neared the mdose steined tp take
heart and redoubled his efforts o es
cape with. the effect of keeping :about
even with his pursuers. The swif
lon eainto a
where .the Indins 14turn took heart
it the prbspeot of here gaining o' their
prey. , Yet it would not do - to, trust
SIr. Moose not to climb ey-h so steep a
>lace, and as the bank .wnas near by
.h renmost canoeman cut loose from
. npanion and shot. forvard rlong
ide. the )omed animal and sprung on
a thenie ihonient-hurling h pad
lWfar towaixj his co apalior h
o'nld., EVen this slight additi ,n''to
he programme was enotigh to tuin the
ide, and during the short time 'occu
)l9d in doing it the moose had knocked
lie knife out of the hunter's han(l and
tarted up the stream with him, while
lie other Indian went paddling with
iis hands after the paddle, not very
lcar him., The moose, making little
ieadway against the stream, tnrned
).ick across the river, and nealing'a
>arrQn, sandy ilands or spit of a
enth of an acre the Indian gladly em
>raced the. opportunity to cease em
iracing the moose, and let hini go, ac
ompanled by a -yell to prevent his turn
ng and pawing him to death. The
tber .Indian did nuot get everything
nto."ship-shape"-till he had drxft'ed so
iears the lower village lie thbught lhe
rould return-to-it. when taking a-good
on'g rest, as-becomes an Indian, he ro
urned to h is companion on the lone
aid- spit, who bad amused himself
Ighting mosquitoes, the. only life that
isputed -'the claim of the lsland with
fim, and keeping the recording angel
usy jotting down choice Indian ox
Society Expenses in Newv York.
"How much does it cost to keep in
he swim of society in Ncw. York?"
"Well,-" said the young man ot'Nhom'
asked. the question, "that depends.'
~he men, and especially the youngi
nes, can~ keep in. on very little, for'the
urden of entertaining falls on. the~ un
ortunate with abouseliold atid a couple
f' pretty~ daughtevs. The , first' re
ulte for a youpg man'"is mnetabeiship
a a club., If he wante to go 'further,
.0'can have a room u the Blinns4ick,
r bachelor 'apartment's oeewhere.' in'
bat -case e'It costs-. considerabl4 'for
ntertaining. his 'set', who drop in, and
u't at 'all hours. -But with tho 'encop-:
ioh of bouquets iiow 'and then, that is.
s far as. he need go. In fact the ex
ense can be kept down to cab hire anil4
ouquets, if 'necessary. -The married
aan with a daughter or two has to
ave an open purse, though. 'Each
irl needs ftva ball and recpeption dresses
year, at $200: aplece. - His wife will
ave to give , at least one ball and say
alf a.doz~n teas. Hie canit' get dut of
batsasess, than $2,00O.' is' wife's
tuousand, wvhile carriages, flowers and
1.ppers will cat up what is 'left of
5,000. '.I am speaking now of people
,ho are forced 15edip to their expenses
owvn. Those .ini what is called the
eading set' -here -'spend all the sway.
com-$25.000 to $75,000. 1 'don't sup
ose Mrs.'Astor, Mrs. Lorillard or Mrs.
Fdelet spends a popny less thM $75,000
fear in socily.~
BOATINa MAN .-They'll start for
ao diamond sculls in five minutes."
theiinda-"And we haven't finshed
inner. What a nilsancei Oh, how
elightful Hlenley would be if it wvere
ot for these tiresoma races."
INFELICITY IN UIGII HiGU
A Countess Discovers That JIer Ius
,band baa Another Lovo--Tho
Wife's Me thod of Roenge.'
A dispatch from Odessa lately states
that the criminal court at Poltava,
rendered Its decision in the case of the
Countess von Kirkescoffen, who was
convicted of feloniously suppressing a
NW)l1 and'. of .inhuman cruelties which
caused the death of a peasant woman
named- Vorna. Janisprelski. The en.
tend'o'f the court was that the de.
fen'dint's own property be conflacated
to.the crown, that her late husband's
title anil estates revert'to certain distant
A*1lvt$ And that:she be- imprisoned
Stef ph ofz ieek,"andi chused an
iniuinse 'senatioll. (IV Russia. The
cts vAtode fir court are as follows.
-In ,8 2'thedefendantr.then- Mlle. Olga
3.ervankski was married to Count
N icolas vqn Kirkescoffen. She was 84
years old and hQ was two years younger.
Themarriage (was one of convenience
for'propbrty reasons. No children
were ever born to them. In 1858 the
countess discoverell that her husbaltl.
had a liaison witi I girl .that Jhad
established at a gale-keqpeIs lodge.
The girl's accouchenent led to the dis.
dovery. Shortly -fter the child was
born the ,coutess had It stolen from
the-lodge and brought to her at the
.rstle. ihe .testifltd in courtL that her
intention was to strangle it, but she
afterwards decided that sho EcOuld
punish her husband more by compelling
him to annoufice the child as her off,
spring and his legitimate heir. The
boy was accordingly brought up in this
belief, but -he was treated vith great
severity by, the countess. In 1874,
wlien he was 21 years old, he left home
and has since lived an extra vagabond
life In various European capitals. In
1880 his father died, leaving a %li
which declared the secret
man's birtL .
.X um all the count's
ona property, amounting to a con
siderable fortune. The countess had
this will, but did not destroy It. The
young 'ount sudceeded to 'he title and4
estates wIthout,quqestIoli, b'ut contimed
to lve abroad. 'ihe count's paramour
was still living, and the countess caused
.er to be seized and Imprisoned in the
castle, where she wAs treated with such
rigor that she became insane and died
ofr voluntary starvalion in .1$84. i
cently the young cou
tho suppressed will.
the hands of The puni ros U
returned to Paris, taking the name of
M. Nicolas Janispreiski. He has ample
means, but Is said to be drinking lim
self to death. An appeal to the crown
is to'be made on behalf of the countess.
The Czar is very severe upon any tam
pering with titles among the Rtussian
nobility, but as the sentence of impri.
sonment is based only on the charge of
murder, it is hoped that the countess
may be allowed to retire to a convent
for life. For many years she has been
reputed a lady of austere piety.
A MID-.OCEAN. gTAT[ON.
Ilarbor' or~ Ilerugo for Vessels Cross.
ing tho AtlIantlc.
An English inventor is hard at work
'upon' a plan by which lie hopes the
dangers of ocean travel will be dimin
ished.. A lightship, cable station and
harbor of refuge mn mid-Atlantic are
very desirable things to have, lie says,
and, accordingly, he has prepared his
estimates, and built his model. An 80
root* square steel cushion with a pyra
mid top, having a deck and 60 foot
light-tower at Its apex, are the princi
pal'foirtures of the Invention. Four
cables from .the corners connect at a
dounsderable depth with a single anchor
cable, thus allowing.the vessel to swing
freely before .any wind or current.
From the centre of the vessel wires
will connect with tlie various Atlanitic
cables, so that ship news can, be trans
mitted. .Safely is assured by extreme
strength, and minute subdivision Into
-waterrtight compartments; also by the
sniapoo the .denk.aiid.sldes from which
the hieaviest daves will, the inventor
clims, be defleoted. The advantages
of the scheme-are stated to be:
Pirtt that shipwrecked. sailors or
foundering vessels would have a ref
uge 'for which to steer; second,. that
such a lightship would. become a place
of call for ocean* steamers, even though.
not in distress, and that much ship
news could ,thei'fore be furnished;
th tid, thjat invaluable aid would be given
to British -weather: bureau forecasts;
rourth, that the expense of cable trans
mission Would ,be greatly diminished
by use of relay apparatus, such .as this
.vessel conld contin'. We might also
expec,6 tlhe lightkeepers on such a yes.
sel -t. .publish the "Mid-Atlantic
Wave," furnishing the latest lcable
news to eager passengers. The model
will soon be submitted to the Trinity
Lighthouse Board for experiment and
* Miles Cit y. -
Milet City, Mont., .has built a hand
some Ice-.Ialace, in which colored, blocks
of Iridescent Ice' are employcd.- Red,
white anid blue blocks, are gefierailly
lused, though an occasional green block
Is used out of compliment to the Irish
Mr. 8.- 8. McOlure ye~ the fpilow- 1
Ing acoount oft.t kot Blyer by '
Frederick Sohatka.' g pn
River of Alaskilqvlu t l hou. 1
sand miles fgom fts Itte Alas
kan coastrnigeofm i thrih
thoiitish i-th w 2M b
eOnring the teror *purei
ri'enIlussia. In this 161mEwo have i
the greater gart o f t rdsqge
althougAh bit fdw of ut
[lye up,6its ad
enjoy.-the 'Alpine vi
dligalty bef~ore' themn
Iidians of the Ykoin
many of the A' uub-a
climes, are Ash-eatirs 10 4 g
tlhe plentiful supply of. na*k
in northern rivers - do o* ining their
ihain kina of ust-nn li ' z hof
the Yukoa are most pn, which
annually ascend-the ipawnU4
are then caught by the ktives in great
quantities. As would expected they
are most numerous atj4 - m9uth, - and
here the natives area jth s thicc
ly settled as a consequp ip,,ie villages
in size and frequency ,i (Mindling as we
ascend the great stream .inong those
on its upper part, or In the British
Northwest Territory, t1le ascending
salmon are only use~d as pymmer diet,
the winter supply of f od,'being from
the moose, caribou (6land rein
deer), black and browi' bears, and
mountain goats that, hgy' manage to
slay. During the su me ' r the dense
bwarms of mosquitoe fr which the
valley -of this great rl.er iifaoted, drive
tie game to the highe leveli, .closely
following the snow 1I. if they can,
and here in the breez and coolueis ofV
the altitude they Ihi teip*f ex
emption from these N 4Ffe graz
ing on a mountain olAtgr go being 'x
hausted, however, the moose - atnd deer
often ate across the valleys, swim;
m!i the rivels and lakes to find iew
feeding grounds. It is while' on these
journeys, swimming the rivers, that
the natives often catchktib noose, that
especially hts m the Water
suing t V 'A Swift birch
bar en ofrtaken dis
pear, arrows, or.
d) 3oat bel
who, may4 think
the boat way or
ak craft with .a. few well-planned
sweepings of his hugh palmated horns
)r a good stroke from his keen hoofs as i
1ie rears up in the water. In these.
constautfy-chilled waters, from. the
mow and ice on the mduntin neAr by,
'he already- welideveloped repugnance
f the' Anerican savage for bathing is
[ncreased to such an exten't thit very
lew of those in this district uInderstand
'he art of siimming; so to be upset in 1
,he deep water, with their. -danoes torn 1
:o'pieces, Is not a very': pleaiant predi
3ament, unless a complklon be very 1
ear in pis; canoe to rescue the the cap.
Jized: .hunter.' These thesks, cp.1
with the loss of the canoe, which in the
savage mind Is a much more valuable
article than she carcass of i npose, has
nade some, of those hunters adlpt a
nethod. which seemingly Is more des
per'ate and even foolhardy. than a pur
iuit in a canoe c~ould possibly be. It is
or -the hunter when hegets near the
leeing animal to throw himself from
he little vessel to theaninal's back,
md grabbing its nose. -cit its throat
with. a -villinaous- looking two-edged 1
<nife, the only weapon with whidli he
would arm iin~self for* such affrays, or
by terrible' stabs In the neck wvith It
lispatch the brute which he had at
inch aidisadvantage. The aninial bay
ug succumbed, the hinter Is relieved I
y a companion. in a' canioe, who, has
mIso looked after the craft floating away ]
when the Indian 'exchanged It for the
ess reliable locomotlion on a moose'~
ack..: The canoe returned' to itg-own- 1
,r, the two men bestir''tliemselves to i
retting the carcass ashore. Iii. their C
tarl'y spring, or rather aun er,-.count- C
ng by ojir -months, when - the ice Diru I
pialks' up and floats. out, this season I
inds the moose so poor' and lean . it <
esthat they will sink whin. lflied, t
~reeni -rowsingputs 'fati on- their: ribs C
ind loins at a rate that-will' sooni after t
loat therm when dispatched. One of I
he most nitmero'us and thrIfty-lobking I
ribes of In'dians. hIthis, part of the i
ryitish-'Northwest-'is the Ayan- tribe -, r
mong whom t first heard of this ad- I
enturous method of -moosehuntingj
igeneral way, ahd of a story inri.. e
,uler connected .with It which I. shiill I
T wo Ayan Indian hunters had s'taiV t
a to go from one of- their villages to C)
nether some distance up the river and t
vere in their birch-bark canoes, of a
curse, that being .nearly. the only
nethod of traveling In that country, e
oe swampy is the' land' eten on th6 hill dl
nide, amid so dense Is the undergrowth
t buslies as to hindier Opedestrian. So f
wift is the Yukon Aliver in this part r
hat the native canouman in attuinpt' (
nig to ascei it for any distance never a
elies on his paddle to propel him
gainst the current,'but with 'two
mall poles, one in each hand, he gets
n the shallow, sia~k Wvater near thed
here and poles his craft up streandat
tuite a rapid gait, Our two 1moen
CITY OF DIAMONDS.
An American Sees Amsterdam and
its Precious Stones
J. Levy, a merchant of New York,
returned home last week, after an eight
months, trip to the Capetown diamond
fields and a tour of Europe. Ie
returned laden with skins of lions,
leopards and serpents, two cunning lit-1
tle monkeys which he purchased at'
Zanzibar, and a few pockets full of
diamonds. 1 smiled good naturedly
when asked to relate his experience
itondon is to-day undoubtedly the
greatest mart for South African dia
monds .in the 'rough,' which she re
q.Aves dirdet fromh Capetown by her
ina atenmwu'a, and which are raffled off
to the highest thrower, so to speak, in
the vicinity of Hatton Garden. Paris
offers to a purchaser the best assetz
ment of choice brilliants and feiactly
matched pairs. But 4msterdam, on
the Amstel, holds _16 largest stock of
medium-class oods, has been the home
of diania-cutting for centuries, and
ft -Wy is the diamond city of the world.
.1 will speak of the Amsterdam of
to-day. In Amsterdam the diamond
business in all its branches employs,
including merchants, brokers, clerks
and workmen, no less than ton thousand
people, and there are thirty-three large
steam power. factories i the business
aloqe. There are three diamond dealers'
clubs, and in these, as well as in the
leading hotels and hundreds of small
oflces, the business of buying or eelling
diamonds is carried on day and night
by brokers, who not infrequently carry
ininense fortunes wrapp3d up in tissue
paper in their breast pockets. Of the
thtee clubs,.the )rincipal one is called
the Centraal diamant bandel bund,
which means the Con
ness union, I
ree y embers,
rooms openiig'on a y PSpacous
receiving throug fo?1*n* . ar and
dows that clear light which 1. abso utely
lecessary for the examination of gems.
In front of these whtadows are two rows
,of small tables, paited let black
at, these tables the dealers
assorting or exhibitin
clubs there are many
houses where the broke
dicker, and in line weather the
into curiously-formed groups by d
mond-dealing attrition, and open and
close lheir bargains in the public
street. The diamond-cutter's art does
not depend on physical strength. There
are old men in Amsterdam who possess
world-wide renown as diamond cutters,
who could hardly hurt a cat with a
.blow of their a1st. But give them a
rough diamond, and they can tell you
almost at a glance how it can be cut to
the best advantage, and neurly what it
will bring In the market. Now here Is
a rough stone. It Is Crust-covered and
irregular In shap3. The more you
examine it, the less you know about it.
I showed it to one of the masters in
Amsterdam who is over eighty years
old, and lhd told me that cut as a bil
lhant, it would .be wvorth $1,200. I am
as sure of his judgment as I am that we
are sittin~g here. I do not say for a
moment that the United States will
1ever become the great diamond-dealing
country of the world, but we are visibly
--The D~emand for Rest.
'L'here is an old saying that has fright.
ened a great man~y people from taking
the rest that nature demanded for them.
"Nine hours are enough for a fool."
!That may be, but not toe many for a
swise man wvho feels that he needs them.
~Goethe, wvhen performmng hIs most prod
~igous literary feats, felt that he needed
~nine hours; and what Is better, hie toolk
thenm. We presume it is conceded by
all thoughtful parsons that the brain in J
very young children, say three or four
:years of ago, requires all of twelve hours
;in rest or sleep. This parlod Is shorten
ed gradually until at fourteen years of
age, the boy is found to need only ten
.hou rs. When full-grown and In a heal
thy condition the man may find a night
of eight hours suficient to repair the
exhaustion of the day and newly create
him for the morrow. I3ut if ho discov
era that lie needs more sleep he should
take it. There is surely something
wrong about him; parhiaps a forgotten
waste must be reimired. Is sleep ei
dently has not boen made up, and until
it has, fiid heoan spring to his; work
with an exhilaration for it he 0hould
sensiy conclude to let his instinct
contrel him and stay in bed.
.rHARD oN~ IMi.--She; "A lovely sun
set, Is -It not?" Little - Binks (who.
thinks he Is miaisig progress)---"Well,
do you know 1 never noticed the sun
set. I have something much better to
look at in you." She--"Ah, I am not