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*nr yeari, an ever-shifting shade,
rThe sunshine of tby visage made; c
Then, spider-lik:e, tae captive cau.- da
In meshes of immortal thought.
Een so, with half-averted eye,
Day after day I pa-s thee by,
Till, suddenly, a subtier art tb
Ensbrin-d thee in rmy heart of heart. th
,- -John B. Tabb. in Cosmopolitan. th
Defense of the Concho. c
ZT HAR.RIET XT. V"BITNET.r ELI
WAS young Let
-ifrom th'old Troule ru
place thet came
lopin' over weth bt
th' news; an' ] bc
don't reckon hi
bronco c'd o' held n
th' pace three min- t
utes longer, when Pi
th' boy rolled oil cu
an' cried t' me, as t
bo roosed of] Cle
tease th' sorrel's a
"iRope yer best bc
horse, Steve, an' a
an' load all yer guns I fer th's fifty Pie- I
gan imps howlin' down the valley, M
gatherin' stock an' swearin' t' raid an'
3urn th' Silver Concho!" -
,Th' Silver Concho I" cried 1, weth a 9
gasp o'horror. T I've been called "Cour ri
d'Or Steve." hunter an' guide, in th' M
North Country since long before th' cat
tle ranches came, an' it's nothin' new fer
me t' fight redskins; but if th's a crea
ture on th' face o' God's earth thet I
Ciespise an' dread it's a Piegan Blackfoot, i
weth' his sneakin' ways, only like a flash
an' gone, weth blood in his tracks, be- m
fore y' c'n git th' charge in yer Winches
ter er th' saddle onto yer -ayuse.
"The Silver Concho 1" said I, know. e
in' thet Perry Winston's wife was alone it
over there weth her baby an' th' Chinese
cook. - Is th' news straight, Leni
How'd-y' hear about it?"
"Dead straight! Ben got it in Shos
te-te an' drove up t' th' place an hour
ago weth th' sickest lookin' stock y' ever
saw him hold th' strimgs over."
":An, now, Steve, if y'll give me a
fresh horse-fer y' c'n see thet Monte's
clean busted-I'll go an' bring th' t
roundup in. I don't reckon y'll want t'
stand off no fifty Piegans single-handed,
not Ier very long, an' th' boys is yer
only show. There're on Painted Robe,
an' it's fifteen miles over. Thet pinto o' r
your '11 do it in an hour an' a half, an' 30
th' boys won't save up their stock nonq b
comi' back, so y' c'n count on help in
from three t' four hours, Steve, if y' c'n D1
hold th' redskins level thet long." 1o
L-rd, how we did work! Ropin', an'
saddlin', fililin' and strappin' on ca'tridge d
belts, an' chargin' guns an' Winchesters. '
Thankin' th' Lord thet th' ca'tridge ke- c
was more'n half full; an' loadin 'em s'
into every corner o' our clothes, where U
we c'd make 'em stick
AYe made a qgmck job o' ft, ferlI knew re
th' nature o' th' red cusses i'J got t' deal "
weth too 'well t' take any chances on
Ben's havin' got much th' start of 'em,~
though he'd brought his heavy coach
Ben drives th' Orleans an' Port Sublette
coach; an' they say he's th' best reins.
man in th' Northwest. Three Fingered
Ben down th' big Canyon o' th' Argali,
a thing hardly ever done before or since,
t' bring th' news; an' counted on havia'
got a few hours over th' thievin' rascals, m
while they was pickmn' up stock in th'
'Twas nigh sundown wh-o our
broncos struck th' trail down th' coulee~
on a slingin' lope; nn' I took a look back I
at my shack, thinkin' most likely it 'u'd '
be in ashes before I saw th' place ag'in.
Th' little valley lay quiet enough.
'Twas late in th' fall, an' a touich o' h
smoke in th' air made me think o' h
burnin' ranches. A jackrabbit skittered t
by a headlong pace as if warnia' us t, d
huiry along. An' th' chatter o' th, h
prairie dogs had a sort o' picin', un -d
natural sound. Our horses' feet seemed U
t' keep time to a sort o' tune-"iegans,
ride fast! Piegans, ride fastl" beat out
by th' click o' th' fallin' hoofs, an' th' i
hoot o' an' owl chimed in on th' samek
a. len's road lay th' same as mine fer ar
couple o' miles, but we scarcely spoke
till th' trail branched, an' singin' out, b
"Hang on by thi' skin o' yer teeth till wec
get there l" he turned t' th' left an'
struck out for th' big plateau in th' Low- I 5
er Lake basin, while I kept on down th' 0
coulee t' th' Silver Concho ranchhouse. af
-t. didn't have t' put quirt or spur t'
my horse; he knew whu. I wanted by
th' tone o' my- voice an' th' touch o' my
hand on th'~rein, an' was layin' off th' k
ground th' very best he knew bow.
'Twas six good milcs from th' bend, an'
it gave me time t' study about th' job I al
had on hand. A. white man always
feels like he c'd whip about five times bi
his own weigzht in redskins, but I knew
thet fifty of 'cm-an'B!ack feet at thet
was a mighty big contract fer a man o,'
my size. An' then 1 thought about th,
woman, an' th' baby.
T' see Perry Winston came out here 0
fron' th' States a dozen years ag->-on
acount o' somethin' b'ein' a~ little off
wvith one o' his lungs-an' hired me fere
guide on a long hunt up among th' ,
Itokies; an' I happened t' save his lifeh
a time or two before: we got back. 0' o
course it was all in t'a' way o' business, 0
an' whut 'u'd be sure t' happen to a t
hair-.brained kid o' a youngster like he
wa~s then; but Perry never fergot it, aa' s
when he mnade up his mind thet this
country was good enough fer him, an'
settled down at th' Concho, first as cow
hand, an' then as manager an' parter - d
for Perry's got money--he use' t' smokem
his pipe, nights an' raiuy days, over at
- my shack nigh about as oL't~a as he did
at home weth th' boys
*.Well, after a while he went back t'
see th' old folks, an' th' old place; a dc
brovwu-faced, broad-shouldered feller, bt
thet y'd vow never knew he had such a Sir
thiir v~s a rnair o' luu::s about him ; but
roliia' a little in his gait, from sitti&
close t' a stock saddle nin mrn~nhs in .
th' year Tl'next winter he west ag', a
a i..it tiune the broutat a weie nomie 0
wectlh him; thi' pretticst an' bcest little
womaa. on th' !'orthecrn ran ze, als every
- r~anL en th'' river---except th' fewr thet'
-o-ivso th~eir own-.--'i! freely swear.
0c)re I thought then thcot it 'u'd
be alI.wet(h me, bu: not a. bit o' it. She~
wa ne smct my friend as Perry h
-wa , s . I s ... hn ni.h as ocen as I
-id bL'cre, th' o-nly dif erence bema' thet
.i went ' th C nCho, instead o'his rdiii
'over t my pace,' '. aftern a wiie-there -h
'was' ay-v- th 'u' come t' mne---after
ca big romnp weh her fat-ber---a& ciddle
her dail; -rellow bead ag'ian my o'd can
ien I thought o- how them red imps
d dash her brains out ag'in th' wall
trample her under their dirty moc
sins I unslung my. Winchester an'
ove th' steels into poor Tartar, that
is measurin' his length at every stride
I pumpin' fer breath like a broken
nded steam engine already.
It made me savage weth rage first an'
en turned me into th' weakest coward
et ever looked danger ia th' face an
en turned tail an' ran away. Run we
Duld, as fast as Wineton's best stock
uld'carry us,an' leave th' ranch t' burn.
'fwas a pretty place, too, an' looked
aceful enough, nes'led betwixt th hill
! th' river; flanked on one side by
bles an' corrais, an' shacks an' bunk
Lms fer the cow-hands on th' other,
th out-cellars, milk-room an' icehouse
it in t' th' hill at th' back, showin'
v comfortable it all was. Th' Concio
.s a big outdt an' Perry-beia' a part
r-had ised things up a deal ahead o'
' average ranch house, an' it seemed a
y t' leave it t' make a bonfire fer th'
ssed redskins, but all I couLd think of
en was th' safety of Mrs. Winston an:
r baby, an' when Tartar brought wet:
runt ag'in' th' gate o' th' corral; aa'
law, at a glance, thet it, an' th' stable
vond was bare o' hoof er heel -empty
an alkali hole in August-I turned
h sick with fear an' dread o' whus
is before us.
Well, I rode cn. I felt pretty sure
et Mrs. Winston's own saddler--a big
-egon horse, as fast as anything on th'
rer-must be somewhat about th' place:
st likely they had him up close t' th
>use fer some reason er other.
I rode up t' th' open door. I c'd catch
glimpse through it o' Wing Lee, th'
eathen Chinese thet did th' cookin',
ttin' th' table fer supper, an' cried out
Mrs.Winston, who came outside t'
"Whut horses is th' on th' place?"
"Not one left," said she. "Perry
at over fer Bueno yesterday, two of his
ing have fa:!en lame and one got a
ak in his ne::k. But what's the matter,
eve, that makes you want to borrow?"
I sprung off o' my own horse an' took
look at him. His head went down an'
flanks was workin' like a force-pump
.th every breath; if I'd only saved him
a little he might o' been able t' git u
1ile or two up into th' hills, but if
t no use t' think about thet now.
"Call Wing Lee!" cried I, catchin' up
e baby thet me toddlin' up t' me.
' come into t big room. We've gol
barricade it ag'11 th' Piegans!'
The Silver Conano was one o' th' fevi
tme buildin's on th' Argall, made o
me o' th' first lumber ever turned out
.a' sawmill over in Pine Tree gulch.
it whut they call th' "big room" wa
1er 'n the rest, an' was made o' hewn
gs, well built an' pointed, an' weth
od strong shutters t' th' doors an' win
>ws. In th' first place Perry used it fei
:addle room, bu' it was so largE an' sc
mfortable-warm in winter an' cool it
mmer-thet his wife took a fancy to it
' how it was th' regular livin' room o
' family. 'Twas far stronger than th
st o' th' house, an' I saw thet there was
ere our stand 'u'd have t' be made.
They got into it through a narrow pas.
ge way which was shut o02 from th'
nin' room by a good stout door. Stout
ough; but not like t' stand long ag'ir
'hatchets o' a dozen Piegan braves:
' I knew t'net little entry was wvhere
' battle 'u'd be fought out t' th' bloody
Well, we didn't stop t' think er talk
uch, but just got hard at it, doin' the
ork before us. Mrs. Winston din't
red t' be told anything, she was so
-ave an' so ready ; an' th' Chinamin
ickled to in a way that I hadn't be
ved was in him. If he'd dodged into
ame hole er crawled out t' save his own
:in by givin' us away t' the Blackfeet,
shouldn't a wondered at it; but there
vus, workin' like a white man;
lpin' me t' drag th' mattresses off o'
' beds, an' jam 'em ag'in th' outside
>or, turnin' th' piano up on end t'
ld 'em in place; an' crowd th' win
>ws full o' pillows an' bed blankets, an'
irricade 'em th' best we could weth th'
:st o' th' furniture; hopin' t' deaden th'
rce o' th' bullets thet we knew 'd be
pin' like hail in a big storm before
All this time Mrs. Winston had been
,sackin' th' men's quarters, th' bunk.
>use an' Perry's saddle-room, an'
ingin' in all th' guns an' ca'tridges she
>ld lay hands on.
She'd led Tartar into th' safest corner
i' close t' his head pulled her baby's
adle, an' there th' little one sat crowin'
m' reachin' out her tiny pink fists t' th'
red broncho tbet only blinked his eyes
her, bein' too dead beat by his ergut
ile run t' raise his head, though he
iew her well an' th' lumps o' sugar her
other 'd taught her t' feed him. An'
en, spreadin' out a big table, she got
I th' guns together, an puttin' in fresh
arges laid 'em out in order, ready t'
md when I came t' need 'em.
T' was quite a show. Perry's Win.
ester an' mine, an' an old-fashoned
uzzleloader thet looked liable to do as
uch harm at one end as th' other; two
>d sixshooters, left at homne by so~n
the boys, mounted Sniith and Weson
sides th' two thet was in my belt; aa'
Sold powder-an'-all Colts thet she~
iuld n't tind any caps fer, an' so want
ant no good, except t' club. She pu'
si all in as good shape as she knee
>w, an' then looked t' me fer fresh
ders. By this time I'd got things na
a on a war footin' as I could, a::
red t' take a look at th' China b'
D -D'know how t' fire -
!d L C'n y' shoot an Indian dog.
et'll surely kill you if y' let him go?"
Wing Lee shook his head. I saw how
was; he'd stick bry me, an' obey -
rs, but I couldn't count on him fer
ich more then thet. I looked at Mrs.
inston. - -
" Steve," said she, "what is it? Can
io it" - - %
"It's th' windows," said L. ' Th
or's pretty safe fer a while anyhow,
t they'll crowd t' th' windows, an' th'
thand or head thet shows must be
dled quickly. I've got my work cut
t; it's t' hol th' entry, an' I want you
staud behind me, out o' range, o
urse, an' load an' hand th' guns. Y'
ist go th' roun ds an' give 'em a chance
cool ofT a little, an' above everything
e, y' muusn't let me wait th' hundredth
rt ' as-con d; fer they've got t' he
pout o' here an' prevented from comn
t'ieosquarters at any cost! IfI they
d out the-t th's oniy one man here.
sy'll make a big rush an' it'll be all up
th us. But, thank the Lord, th's
sty o' ca'tridges, an' weth you t' load,
me, I c'n stand 'em off all night an'
at h' whole banid, if they'll only give
tfme enough. ., But there's th' win
"China boy heap likee big knife
:ried he, holdin' up th' huzte bUck-hand
led carvin' knife. "Indian stlick hE
band in th' window. I chlop 'mn od
julick. Stlick he heal in, stlab he eye .
aut. Chlop he head of."
Th' was such a savage glitter in tF
:ittle heathe:3 eye, an' such a ring i.
ais voice that I swallered, t' myself, th'
words I'd said a little while before, a:i'
Felt fer th' first time thet th' was tXs t
lo th' fIightia' thet night at ta' Silver ti
Concho. -- . - -
Everything havin' been done thet could
be done, I cast a glatco around at th
others. Th' little girl hal dropped oil
t' sleep an' lay wetti golden head on her
arm-I'd robbed her of her pillow-: ;
sweet a picture as a man S eyes ever
rested on; an' then I looked at Percq
She wasn't down in a heap on th' flior '
cryin' over her danger, but stood, likeb
th' brave woman she was, weth one hand
on th' foot o' her baby's cradle an' th'
other sort o' hoverin' over th' Wincies. 1'
ter thet she was all ready t' hand. me th' a
minute I needed it; an' her face set an' g
white, but as stead V as a rock, weth i
thet awful look o' listenia' aa it tiet we
I looked at her, an' as I gazed th' 3
clouds seemed t' sort o' lift an' I saw
clean t' th' bottom o' my own heart an'
knew thet if my very life an' soul 'u'd do
any good i- or 'i r ones thet he-i
heart was set on, I'd drag 'em out, glad
ly, an' throw 'em down before her. An
as I kept on lookin', for her eyes was o si
th' cradle an' she wasn't takiu' any no.
tice o' me, an' thought o' th' fate thel a
might be in store for her before th' gami v
we'd got ready ter was played t' i'tinis i 1i
thet night, I promised myself, firm ail If
true, thet if it came t the worst sl r
should have my last ca'tridge full in he ai
pure, lovin' heart t' send her straight t ,
Heaven safe an' easy.
An' then I thought o' th' baby; an v
though I knew what a slim chance th s
was thet th' redskins ''dl load them. v
selves weth live plunder, knowin' well (
how swift an' hot th' pursuit 'u'd be, 11
still th' was a chance. If th' tienrh 3
brin-Med her, it 'u'd be nigh as short an' v
merciful as my budet; au' if they did A
take her off ala., o'course I knew Win. a
ston 'd have every man on th' Northern 1
range out after 'e.n an' wipe th' whole t
Blackfoot nation otf n' th' face o' th' c
earth but what he'd bring her back. 4
'Irwas torture t' me t' think o' her in th 1:
hands o' th' dirty brutes, but ti' was s t
chance an' I knew I'd got t resk it. I
As fer th' Chinaman-well, we was i:
men, an' 'u'd have ' take whut came our e
If they only didn't set us on fire! Thet s
was th' terrible fear in my mind, though v
I hadn't mentioned itt' tE' others. 1
But then, on the other hind-hark! 1
At last my strained ear had caught th' r>
long dreaded sound. Th' thud, thul! N
o' horses' feet on a long, steady gallop.
I looked at Mrs. Winston, an' as her eye
I met mine, I saw thet she heard it too,
an' that at last our time had come.
Nobody moved after th' sort o' wave
thet seemed t' pass over us jest at first1
Everything was ready an' there was
nothin' t' be done till th' attack came.
rhud, thud I-nearer, now; quite plain
tour strained hearin'. Click!-Over
th' log bridge, an' thud, thd I!h--up th'
hil-quite close up t' th' house-au'
1 hen, all at once, silence!f
I never want t' live through thet five
minutes ag'in. Where was they? Dis
nounted an' surroundin' th' hosmei
:h' place over our heads an' drive us out,
ike rats from a sinkin' ship? Crawhmn
>y scores through th' nesv buildin 'vO
ihrow themselves on the door, an' buzrst
n'it wet a rush, overpower me befere
iutside? A hand on th' door?
"Now, then, Mrs. Winston; stca ly
with the guns!-I
"Steve- Steve Scarrett!'' '1'wasr
?erry Winston's welcome hail. "Arq
tou there, Stevel .and safe? O,>en the
loor, man! Mary, darling i Never mind
Steve, but cry it out in my arms, love.
[hanking God, as I do, that it isa't youi
hat's lying out and burned to death in
he ashes of your own hone as por, Al
lyndal's wife and babies are this nig'it.
"Where's young Len Troule at?' said ~
, rather grutf, from th' feelin o' rebat ~
het had sort o' surged up into my throat
md choked my voice at th' hearin',an'
ight o' Perry.' t
"All right, Steve, outside with the
yoys. We met him five miles belo w the ~
yend, with the welcome news tha:; you'd a
ome over here to take care of my
eople; but we'd already heard that theC
Piegans were down and had raided tho.
'Three-Bar' and were hard on our way
up to look out for my wife and fight the'
ausses if we can lay our hands on then. ~
"You gave us a tremendous scare wit .
your dark house, Stev'e. I could 's
make it out, but was in&d"' I t't
that they'd cleanedi you out, garrisoned I:
the place and that an attack from us s
would be the signal for the murder of f:
any of you that were left alive. Thank a
God!i once more, that it's all right. b
"George! Steve, you're rearly for a f
siege, herelI You could stand off a regi- a
ment if they charged in small platoons. I
Wing, my brave boy, I see you meant to L
carve Piegans with that knife. Go and n
turn it loose on a ham, and knock us up
some supper lively, for we must hit the t:
trail north before it gets cold.
"You'll come along, Steve, of course. o
There'll be- no more danger here this I
year, Molly, and pleate God! we'll fix it i:
Ithis time so there'll never be another a
Petgan raid into the Ccear d'Or country."
-San Francisco Examiner. r
Father (despondently)-1 ami at a E
oss to know what, .Jamnes will be
when he grows up. Hie is too indo- t:
lent to learn anything and simply
knows nothing of what is going on ~
around him. Old Friend.-W hy don't .
you make himu a professional jury- I
Cause or Death.
"You say my beloved predecessora
died of a very tritling causey" asked a
the newly arrived missionary ol the
South Sea Island 10 r2. - -Y'e, " re -
plied the sable monarch, with a rmini
ating glance at his tavorite copper
kettle; "yes, be died of a mere boil."
Pan ks-Thme dhanger frorm drink i-i
In the angle or observation. 'I anks
-What do you meany Bianks -
When your elbow mnakes too many
icte angles a c'rooked line bee 'tntes
the .only possible distance het ween
two -given point.s.-New York World.r
WIIEN we re IlvioL' to do good sWeI
can- depend on God ana angels to
roTATOS US7.1ALLY IIASTTIX COOKF.P
The' grat-t injury to potatoes in cook
is fromt ohiling too rapidly. Th,-y
ud i:e peed ver a imoiratt fire
A boiled slowly, a wlein apparient
neariv .donew. a sinill iuatity it
Id wat'r shl '1 Ibe lirnii il1. Ill i r
*r to ,trd tlh 0tTet the hient
. al j1 ifonia Fr~uit -(Gr.wer.
SPI.ECTIN Iwe, uTINVN.
in ole vci inI r i, linl I<.r tmrl)Tid
V tzike It bit of li. tireal be411Wt.ufl
[o thumb1 in1' fingers of 1bAli lands
id rib I gtly ; Then draw the fin
rsv it h-nthuise. If it splits or
aks .r frays with anv degree of
ughn. S duis- . 1 ic rd it as entiir-ly -worth
1 . M t f 1 t elm- lap thrl-ads tire
tiiiii, in r to l.s-., thai jute and are
siIed only to sell. 3ore than ono
,Sil las tried to work linen and
id it himiupy and rough and disa
Net-2abl le king tlat it was given up
Ldespair, soeictilles without finishing
it-e. First-class linen may be
sted in t lie waY deseribied and will re
:11n aln.it utirely smooth. The
nr grades may Ie scripecd repeatedly
th the thmbinbail without producing
y roughness.-New York World.
cooit FooD NoT THE DEAREST.
Bv slow process of cooking, such as
*int, lrazing, etc., says Maria Par
i, it is possible to produce palatable
id iintritious food from the cheapest
ts of i-t. If one will select the
sIt that is ab undant in that neigthbir
01 where ho lives, rather than the
irer kinds, it may, withi a little cu.re
d skill in the preparation, be made
rival the more expensive kinds.
Green vegetables are never cheap
hen thev tirst cone, not when the
ason for them is nearly over ; but
'hlen the iarket is -uipplied inl abmun
miee thev N. Mr- not oily chiaper, but,
ing growit nearer Ionie, tre better.
, will be best, threfore, to use these
getables only owhei they are cheap.
fresh vegetable diet is not cheap in
large city. Still frtsh vegetables are
ceessary to perfect health, and they
iould be provided for the table when
er they are in season and within
's nieans. Macaroni, rice, dried
cans, etc., are economical and nutri
Canned corn, when of the best kind,
a most satisfactory vegetable; so are
anned tomatoes, which can be served
I soups, sauces, and as a vegetable,
i v stewed or escalloped. Cheese,
hlien properly cooked, is healhful and
atritious. in a perfect Welsh rare
it, or when tmasted or combined with
acaroni, cheese iiakesi an appetizing,
holesome and economical dish.
Only the most perfect and best flI
ored fruit should -be used in iakilg
reserves, says Eliza Parker in th.
ourier-,ournial. Equal cinantities 0
-uit and sugar should bei used if tht
reserves are to be first-class, thougn:
-it that is not acid mnay be made with
ss, but must be sealed in order te
ep. Smiall fruits should be cooked
lowly half an hour or mo~re ; larger
.it, pared, and put in the syrup,
d cooked slowly until clear and ten
er. Small jars are best for preserves,
hereby pr-eent opening a larger quare
itv than is needetd. Haste is necessary
'rrving, as the natural flavor o:
I fruilt is thus moire readily retained.
Peach Preserves-Pare .good, firnm
caches, and remove the seed, make ai
gnup of as many p)oundls of sugar a
-it, in which boil half a dozen seeds
fter cracking. When clear add the
aches, and cook gently for twenity
ainutes, skim out the fruit, andl se-i
side to cool; boil the syrup unti
hick, return the peaches, and boil un
. clear. Put in glass jars.
Crab Apple Preserves-Seleet perfect
ipe crab apples, pu1t in a kettle, cover
ith boiling water, to which add a smal]
np of alum. Ta'ke the fruit from the
:attr, antd 'b the skin off witha
toth, but leave oun the stems. Strain
c water, add as nmany pounds of sugal
s ou have fruit, and b)oil to a syrup,
rep the crab apples in and cook slow
r until clear. T1ake up carefully, boil
ie syrup low and pour over.
Citron Preser ves-Pare off the outei
kin, cut in halves, remove the seeds
ud cut each half in small pieces. Put
hem in a sto~ne jar, add half a teacup
f salt to every six pounds of citron.
over with cold water, and set aside for
ye hoursi drain and cover with fresh~
ld water. Soak two hours. Dissolve
teaspoonful of powdered alum in two
urts of boiling water, add thc citron,
t boil five minutes. Drain. Make a
rup, allowing a pound of sugar for a
und of fruit. Put in the citron, and
mmr unitil tentder. Sift carefully
om the kettle with a skimmer, lay on
dish anti set in the sun two or three
ours. Add the juice of two lemons
r every ten pounds of fruit to the
-rup. Btiil genutly fo r fifteen minutes.
ut the citron ini jars, and pour the
oiling syrup over. Watermelou rind~f
ay be preserved in the same way.
Plum Preserves--Allow equal quan.
ties of sugar tand fruit, add sufficient
ater to make rich syrup, boil and pour
ver the plums, let stand over night.
i the moirning drain o~ff the syriup, put
Sa-kettle, addi t he pluimni, let boil half
i hour, take upl, aind put in glass jars.
Blackberry Preserves-Pick the ber
es over carefully, put a pound of fruit
a pound of berries. Let stand with
i sugar over for five or six hours.
oil slowly half an hour. .
Grape 'Preserves--Fick grapes from
a stems, pick and put in . a kettle,
)k until the seeds are loose ; strain,
cigh with the skins, and to every pound
low a pound of sugar. Put the grapes
a kettle, let boil, add the sugar, and
)ok slowly until thick and (lear.
Quince iPreserves-Pare and core the
uit, boil fn clear water until tender:
aea syrup with a pound of sugar to
pound of fruit, and boil the quinces
t until clear.
' ' hy Nti
Is aunty a delusion, mamma?'
'hy, liertie: What put such arm
uladish question . in your head~
-ell, I heard papa say that Mr.
otast was always hugging some de
uion or other arid last evening
-~ertieIl ie did not"'-Exchange
What Did She Mean.
"So Miss Antike has furnished her
ew house in Louis .\IV. styles,
i she?" asked Eleanor. '-Yes,'
eliei Gladys '"And I suppose,'
aid Eleanor, thoughtfully "that she
el e .t aoot bone n ow ... I udgei
In Hot Weather
sethin Iiti needed to keep uip the alpetit".
n--i-t digtjt i itan give ::ood, hc:iithfiul Welcl
Foir thv-. purposes lloo~d'.s Sur-aparilla iSpe
0ood's S" -
nuarly adalste.d. A a
bh'.l pui:8er it h a w LIe
I it -r t i
Iyr bh it tt itwaken uC tme aur
ir m-ruila, a t rhein und ther intilar
liood'is Pills cu re h ea.iche :md indigestion.
The "Breathing" of a Locomotive.
The "breathing" of a locomotive
that is to say, the number of puffs
given by a railway engine during its
journey-depends entirely upon the
circumference of its driving-wheels.
No matter what the rate of speed may
be, for every one round of the driving
wheels, a locomotive will give four
puffs, two out of eac.i cylinder, the
.ylinders being double.
The sizes of driving-wheels vary,
iome being eighteen, nineteen, twenty,
and even twenty-two feet in circumfer
ence, although they are generally mad
%bout twenty feet.
The express speed varies from fifty
four to fifty-eight miles an hour. Tak
ing the average circumference of the
driving-wheel to be twenty feet and
the speed per hour fifty miles, a loco
motive will give, going at express
speed, 880 puffs pir minute, or 52,800
puffs per hour, the wheel revolving
13,200 times in sixty minutes, giving
1056 puffs per mile. Therefore an ex
press going irom London. toLiverpool,
a - distance of 203 2 miles, will throw
out 213,048 puffs before arriviug at its
During the tourist season of 1888
the journey from Londonto Edinburgh
was accomplished in less than eight
hours, the distance being 401 miles,
giving a speed of fifty miles an hour.
A, locomotive of an express train from
London to Edinburgh, subject to the
above conditions, will give 423,456
nuffs. -Yankee Blade. .
The creaking of a boot has nothing
whatsoever to do with the class of
leather out of which itis constructed.
It creaks for the following reasons:
Every sole of a boot is composed of
two separate pieces of leather. In
walkinm, these two pieces ot leather,
in spite of their being sewed firmly
together, often rub against each
other, and hence the noise.
But a booi does not always creak
at tfle sole. It ma', -ome from the
heel, and then it is causedl by what
is known as the "stiffener," or the
material which is put in to make the
leather which covers the heel stifT,
becoming loose and moving about.
The cure for the creaking sole is as
follows: The second sole must be
taken off, and some soft, material,
like felt, placed between the two,
soleS and thenceforth the boots will
it it is the heel that is at fault,
the ' stiffener"s must be securely
sewed in, and some French chalk
may be put in between It and the
leather, thereby lessening the fric
tion by which the noise is caused.
Sometimes standing the soles of a
pair of creaking boots In oil for
twenty- four hours will have the dle
sired effect, but this ;emedy is not
Pure and Wholesome Quality
Commiendis to public approv% the Cali
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comfort of all who use it, and with
millions it is the best and only remedy.
The Freneb chemist, Berthelot, pre
diets that a hundred years hence food
will consist of pillules of highly con
centrated nitrogen, fat, starch and
sugar, and meals wilt be ordered from
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Leuen hock says that 4,000,000 webs
spun by young spiders when they first
begin to use the spinneret are not, if
twisted together, as great in diameter
as a hair fronm a human head.
A Battle F'or Blood
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and it is always victorio~us in expelling all te
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and quantity of perfect health.
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Paisteur, the French scientist, has
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The sewage of Los Angeles, Cal., is
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Pacific oceari and there finds and exit
thirty feet. below the snlirace of the
Kar's ('over Root, thme great blood purifmet,
give- fre- te~s ad clearne-s to the. coiielloXU
and eutres conlstiipation 25 et-.. a0 cts., 51.
A noted botanist is authority for
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if a fflicted wIth soreeyes use Dr. tsaac Th.tmp
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- A Bad Bleginning.
Mother-W~hal! Do you mean to
tell me that during your wedding
tour you mended your husband's
clothes? My my! What could have
Bride-Decar me! What's the mat
Mother-.You foolIsh girl! Now
he'll expect voa to keep on doing it.
A LITTLE EDEN, -
Au Amefic"aRs Odd and Prosperous Lit
Amid all the troube which is at
present worrying the islanders of the
Su Pacltl itie there is peace and
plenty on one of the Tils. There
guano flonrishes in untold quanti
ties; there are cocoanuts plentiful
enough for arieiis of apes to play
base ball with, and the natives are
absolutely friendly with one another,
knowing not the hideous war club.
The little Eden referred to is known
on every navigator's chart of the Fa
eitle as Sophia Island and the mod
ern Adam who holds sway in it is a
former San Franciscan named J. H.
Morse. le is rex, chief, lord, or
whatever other title has passed to
him with the island.
The isle is his by purchase and thE
royal title, like many others, was ob
tained for money. When he bougbt
the island King Morse discovered it
to be dbsolutely bald. There were no
people, no trees, no houses. But to
the mind ambitious to do the think
ing for a small nation the objections
were. very small ofies, and within the
So King Morse caused hair to grow
an the bald pate of his kingdom, and
to-day he wields his scepter of au
thority over quite a community of
diisky subjects with the ease afid as
surance of an expert club-swinger.
A schooner. recently arrived here
rm a trading voyage to the South
Seas, and from her commander, Capt.
Molstad, quite an interesting account
of the white chief and his black
ingdom was received.
The location of Sophia Island is
considerably farther south -than
ither the Caroline or Gilbert group,
and the nautical position is in lati
tude 10 deg. 45 min. south, longitude
179 deg. 32 min. east.
At one time it was peopled by quite
a colony of natives, who were ruled
by one of theii tribe. The encroach
ments of the whites, however, tynfi-d
them out, and a number of years ago
the disgusted native chief went -into
solvency for the benefit of his credit
ors-principally, however, for the
benefit of himself. le disposed of
the kingdom to some unknown per
son and his subjects swapped land
lords. The new owner did not prove
a pronounced success as a ruler, and
this time his second-hand subjects
became disgusted. and, taking to
their canoes, paddled away from So
phia to some friendly port in the
Gilbert group, where they could be
well fed and well ruled at the same
Having nobody to rule and feeling
the weight and worthlessness of his
ocean estate the boycotted owner
looed about for a good "buy."
It thus occurred that J. 11. Morse
happened along in a trading schooner
one day and stoppen. at Sophia. After
a good deal of bartering the tract
changed hands a third time and fell
mino the possession of Mr. Morse in
consideration of the sum of $5,000.
-With a laudable view of producing
a new and novel type of i-ace to dis
tinguish his inland kingdom from its
nmany neighboring rivals, Mr. Morse
induced a medley of whites, half
breeds, Samoans, and Gifr~rt Island
ers to take up their habitations in his
colony, him nselfV omeiiatinug from time
to time as king, sheriff, clergyman
The barren spots in the Tsland were
covered with a growth of b~anana an~d
cocoanut trees in great abundance,
and the Island has been subdivided
into homesteads and plantations.
Hoses were built andl are still being
erected. The Island is r-ich in guano
bes, which form one of the chief
profits of its commerce with trading
King Morse governs his small em
pire with gentleness. IIe carries his
cole of laws in his mind, and does all
the planning, ordering and exieut
ing. lie does not fear a revolution or
a German protectorate, for he owns
every foot of his territory, lie is on
the best of diplomatic terms with the
chiefs of Bularlari, Taputeweal and
other islands of note, and is g'enerally
regarded as a power in South Sea
Mr. Morse, who is well known in
this city, is a comparatively young
man, and has for years been engaged
in trading in the South Pacific. lie
is perfectly contented with his lot
and manifests no desire to mix again
in the hurly-burly of the San Fran
Capt. Molstad, who put into Sophia
sland to' avoid dangerous gales, on
his way to this port, states that the
little Edecn is increasing its prosper.
ity. The crops are good arid the re
sources of the place are great consid
ering its size and population.-Sanl
Only One in Sight.
Jack-What do you girls do even
ings at the seashoreY Jess-We
dance together and- then go out and
lo. k through the telescope at the
man in the moon.-\ew York
LD IFE DEAR?7
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* A At this timelIbeganl
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