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"feralb. JBvt1«su«,incl Proprietor of DAKOTA. laet^^ARY." 11.blinks ^d'Hvlr prove it 'y jinks! ,a'n I i re, li T,.C:'e Mh M-um«lr 31 ieiMr: ,'l»s& CAGm. j-..,4 f()r '^'tilt v. Clark. &.*' n,nelsciKn v°ry »••,:• eohool Vl'1-y 'ir top (|!r.,-, thin, dV ®tripp „^aii theae ov'-rc new w^hgar:,, Cwry QiJ With W u Colored t^sM— *l«bt iW:' slKiuiicr. his eapty-i », tion police.' *mo1 I i the 1 a y a ,.r 'am i ...gh the thick Sr.ei ol® drove been Fctrua: ta '11 The :i- e®, P'** k httVf JK)S, SnelL" Iioth a poik-ft COUIlU'T. ali luits Hparei! vtctiun Mr 1 be col sir Mr. 'J i jy hed •1 %nd Tompe^ litirli y f5'r-| aliiimi Swampa* tTiiff.iy. 4®id: i Uv reed tunitv tv. coiil 11 e,", rich jrracfl. th» m]^| wou.! w with th* te was bo .•'boncht bom us. None wver.il jtA Had lu'ov .®08"" in th- K oncern,** prcei. resided j,:. hoiK-ilur-I® his povw eon: nled \\l s: —tel I called b#I e M-MLmd nioner? K'-'-Z waj^ he frfj'ieu live. il!lUH^'S Ws." t*» I Ott U'M Mn, W f, liojr inv vm® u' Sky, V«ntury. he c..rr •:. On Wt, murder. on bi*iat'-. L'oinjf o'.)!.' wai uoet)"' Adventure, ii" ca.i-.ian True. Wioka fc in Ins i h»» i ^hlth LOG. ,'aper.l iarles French, :,no av3W York, stood A'i 1'h :I 4ie high blnil's fJi^ overlook j".,0,,5uiJpp°r Mis9ouri 'iy in Dakota. ii.-c was enjoying $•-scenery of the it some -on nn(l gpeeu- on the ve- ninvu i\ Sir KlilCti von i ott. 'J her '"1(: uddenly broke 3y of the river ath. He had long to wait to The rock on v.ently out into „Vn,. acaping death inui'. Tut ^jg," he mused, llUiT1.',oating log and [j? ater from his aiueotwi the name of 0,1 'tc' have had ray y I fell. What ae!L/illi and geese 1 i 05tM w Wr»ofM"n here's the lbert 1 *e, and the oftin, 1- lame it all, cdpa. ie mercy of in-- tlur ltjie(j always- ivard^' ru(l r,: am in for it "9 canyon for a jareaBU're, I suppose. ol will work! a duck with a h® J!''"'l he starveP If s down the Mis teTii enjoy myself? ,on ti but a raw duck not' Ocularly a can u ted I oniy cooks he ,tl0"''7v anyway, and flesh Wder ,rlftl Now, if 1 us linked to do is to ot Uie flesh a la is lU.k'urrant jelly. I to the velocity 1U ed :i' ten or twelve i iio.iT'"ure, fast as ray (e^is in a spanking pf the canyon road. lbQBf|,s alftOJ ,y eft judging from my fall they must be two huudffd feet high anyway. Now, why wasn't 1 killed? Let nie see! I was standing on the edge of the precipice with my hands in mv pockets. Good The amis in a jump should be vertical, up or down. I hud a sponge in my nose, on account of hay fever, flood The nostrils should be protected in flight Just before reaching the water 1 turned a half-somerset. Good! One should strike the water head first, where the blood has accumulated, in order to cool it. it was an accidental, but thor oughly .successful leap, and if the re porters had been present I should have been wanted among the East river bridge immortals. Mr. Charles French, of New York, easily adapted himself to his sudden and novel environment. He was mak ing a lour of his own country previous to going abroad, and cared very little "HELP!" SHE CRIED. about an adventure which so far had terminated so happily for his life and limbs. His quick perception told him that he was the hero of an adventure. His guide and his boon companions on the hunt had all witnessed the acci dent anil although they might now be searching for his corpse, they would, when they found him alive, verify his marvelous story. What an adventure for a club tale, backed up by a half dozen club men as spectators! In his golden dreams of himself as the future hero of the club he stretched out on his back on the big log and went to sleep. Two hours elapsed before he awoke. A loud call as of some one in distress had disturbed his slumbers. Looking around half dazed, and trying to n meniber where aud why he was. ii saw a girl on a narrow strip of ac cumulated Silt and debris at the base of the canyon wall. "Help!she cried wildlv gesueulat i"g- The log was big and unmanageable, but French slid off into the water, placed his hands on one end and with his feet as paddh s and rudder sleered it ashore as mill tins oi boys have done when in swimming with other bovs. When the prow fit' his strange craft n n its nose upon th silt, bed he la/.iiy climlted upon ihe outer end and sprawled out in the sun to dry. '•Oh, sir! c.in you not et me out of this dre :dt'ul position? If the current should rise a foot I would be s.vept away." "Certainly, miss! Allow ma" He sprang ashore, gallantly assisted her to get upon the log and pushed off. Then he seated her as comfortably as possible and sat down beside her. He looked at his watch and ascertained that it was not yet noon. The girl, who had at iirst turned pale with fright, began to get calm in the pres ence of his titter indifference to en vironment. "Excuse me," he said, abruptly. "Now, how in the deuce—1 beg your pardon—I mean, how did you get in such a place as that. Come down in a balloon?" "If it wouldn't be impudent, sir, might I enquire how you came aboard such a craft as this?" ••I was hurled off the precipice by a section of the rock giving away. When I saw this big log floating with a nice moss back, I just naturally (lnnbod aboard and concluded to take a little ride before diilner." "How wonderful! But, really, can't you assist me to the top of the canyon wall again? My friends will be crazed at my absence." "Certainly, at the tirst opportunity. I wouldn't mind meeting your friends myself, particularly if they happen to have a morsel to eat along, and a little old rye to brace one. This is a great atmosphere for something bracing. You haven't informed me how you got on to that silt bed. No living being can climb up or down these walls." My story is brief and not so thrill ing as yours. I was out collecting the strange, wild flowers that grow in this country, and gradually worked down a favorable incline of the can yon until 1 got to the bottom. I tried to get back but couldn't climb up. I shouted for help, but could attract no I attention. Finally I saw the log and a mau asleep on op. His lack of real ization of danger gave uie i-yurage. You know the rest" "Oh, no! 1 don't know the rest. What 1 want to know is, how a beau tiful—beg pardon—how a young lady like yourself ever got into this blasted country, any way. Why, it's au al most uninhabited area of thousands of square miles. The Bad Lands border it The wry land where I found you is a part of Sitting Bull's reservation. You were a trespasser, iiable to ar rest." "Not so fast, please, Mr. They exchanged cards. "Not so fast, please, Mr. French. I am a daughter of an army officer. Oil, dear, how papa and the folks will worry. My father, General Edward Harrington, is in command of this army division. What is H, depart ment of the Missouri? Well, we were ou an inspecting tour, that is, papa, and were encamped on the bluff. We must be a long way from camp now." .She looked at the frowning walls which seemed to grow higher and higher, and for an instant an expres sion of despair and terror was visible. "Do not fear," said the young man, gently. "We are moving at a rate of twelve miles per hour and must soon get to an opening. Even if we do not, it is our hi 1 of escape. I am thank ful even 'or !i!o, to be serious. Few people who fall two hundred feet know what the enjoyments of life are. You, too, w*re ill mortal danger. Our means of ultimate escape are beneath us. We have much to be thankful for besides the pres-rvation of our lives. This log mit lit be so email that we could not sit o i it high and dry above water. It. might have been slimy and slippery instead of beautiful and heavi ly overgrown with moss. By the wa}", poor chiid, doesn't your back ache on account of sitting up so straight with nothing to lean upon? "Yes, very much but I don't mind it You have given me courajre and hope. Do not also worry about me." "We can mend matters by sitting with our backs together if you don't mind." The pair arranged themselves, seated in au upright position with their backs together. Somehow, when they spoke they turned their faces so that their cheeks rubbed together, at which Miss Harrington blushed violently and hastily turned her head, while the young man's heart throbl.e.l as it had never done before. "By the way," said Mr. French at last. "I am fearfully hungry. How do you fet "I am quite l.ingry, too, hut don't worry ab u a". it us not talk on the subjt'i L, but try and forget our woes." "Not at all. I am going to shoot one of those ducks ahead there, one of the canvas backs. Now if you will excuse the use of ni\ back temporarily I will blaze awiiv. One shot no good. Sec ond shot- ah. two ducks dead—pretty good for a pistol. As the ducks were floating ahead of the log at the s inie rate of speed, he spin:!'.: into the water and rapidly overtook them. wa-» onicwhat ex hausted on returning, and handed the ducks to Miss Harrington. Then he tried to climb oa tiie log, but slipped back, exhauste I. Miss Harrington put out her hand and grasped his. Many a man has seen times in his lift* when, if a gir. had put out her little hand when he was all surrounded with darkness and des air, his fortunes would have bloom'd again as the rose. Many a girl I as lost the man she loved for he-itat, ng at the critical moment when her lover's fortune hung in a balance. Remember, young ladies, that the man who falls rises mMkJ HE WAS SOMEWHAT EXHAUSTED WHEN HE It T(TU:,KD. higher than ever when he again gets up. With the aid of Miss Harrington, Mr. French once again was safe on the log. "I owe my life to you," he said, fervently pressing the hand that saved him. "But I owe mine doubly to you. You not only rescued me but risked your life to ge ni i some food." "Can MJU 0 'LP" he asked, sudden ly chaugingthe subject1' "Oh, yes," said the yonng lady, blushing and laughing at the ridicu lousness of tie suggestion. Mr. French Took a metallic box trom his pocket and wuu a match set on« end of the log on fire. "Now," said he, "while I confine th© tire with water, 3011 ro.-ist the ducks." In a few minutes the girl pronounced the ducks as in a proper edible con dition, and Mr. French carvel them with his pocket-knife. The pair then safe down facing each other and en joyed the novel banquet as never enjoyed eating before. It was late in the afternoon when the can Vass-backs had satisfied thom. The sun was getting so suspiciously toward the horison that his light no longer touched the eitst w^!l of tlie canyon. Miss Agnes Harrington suddenly looked up, with a half appealing, half dread expression on her beautiful face. "Mr. French." she said, "do you think we will have to rido all night?" "I fear so." "Oh, this is dreadful,1' and she bowed her lace in her hands. le) He looked at her a moment in puas zled manner. Then he comprehended. Moving very near to her he took the hands in his own and kissed them very tenderly, considering short acquaint mee. "Miss Agnes," he said, "pardon me for calling you Agues, I feel the delicacy of the circumstances. But we must save opr lives, even at the ex pense of what society may say of our strange rido at night together. I only want to know one thing. Can you trust me?" "Trust you? yes as 1 would my father." "Why not as your lover, dear one. I do love you. You saved my life." "And 1 love you who twice saved my life." He drew her to his arms and made her ride more comfortably, by hold ing her head 011 his broad shoulders. At dusk the log glided into rocky coun try, where the high walls were no lon ger seen. Suddenly a cry of terror was heard and a man was seen to rush from the rocks and spring into the riv er, followed by the reports of several pistol-shots. Rapidly the log glided past the place, and soon the man caught it and was pulled up to a safe place b}' Mr. French. Hush! lie whispered, hoarsely. "Cattle-thieves!" The log glided silenllv along for a time. "We have escaped," said the man. cheerfully. "Might 1 inquire where we are?" said Mr. French. "You are about a hundred miles above a landing place and you ought to be glad of it. "Why, it will require au all-night journcv, and wo are tired riding all day."' Miss Harrington gave voice to just a i little sob. Still, she couldn't be com promised by the presence of two men. "I tell you." said the man, "this country is swarming with cattle thieves. I was sent out here to preach to these people and convert them, and they have robbed me of all I have in the world. This gang we just passed pursued me and threatened my life be cause 1 would inform the commanding ofiicerof the army and have the out laws suppressed." "Are vou a clergyman?" almost' gasped Mr. French. i "Yes, sir. The Rev. Abe Sinclair, of St. Louis." Mr. French whispered in the ear of the tired young lady, who was almost asleep in his arms, and when she tried to speak closed her lips with kisses. "It will save you from being compro mised," he urged. I She sat upright and took the hand of her over of a day. "I am ready," she whispered, proudly. I say, Mr. Sinclair, would you mind marrying us?" "Not at all, if you will give me a piece of cold duck for my fee. This climate sharpens the appetite wonder fully." WILLIAM IL BALLOU. Washington Society Note. The following schedule of rates, evi dently the property of some corre spondent-lady who writes letters Irom Washington about society ladies, has been handed in to this oflice by the finder, and the owner can have it on application: Saying a lady Is a favorite in society tl SO 1 U beautiful and accom plished 50 looks like Mrs. Cleveland... 2 25 is a charming hostess 8"» 1* immensely wealthy 10 00 Ib of o il family has 44 HO Ml FARM AND GARDEN. To cxtr-ict ink from wood, scottr* wit.i sand wet with water and &M> i monia. Then with strong salcr- at us water. —In making any thing with sour milk, add the soda last, or put it iato I the Hour or meal and sift it 111 last, so as to save all of the effervescence. —Five toes 011 each foot of a dressed ,\" chicken is an excellent indication of i quality, as such are the markings of the dorkings and houdans. —Celery for family use may be stored in boxes or baskets by taking care that the roots are closely packed in moist earth and kept so.—American Garden. Whole cloves are now used to ex terminate the merciless and industrious moth. It is said they arc more effect ual as a destroying agent than either tobacco, camphor or cedar shavings. —White Sauce for Fish.—To each cup of boiling milk add one table spoonful of butter and two table spoonfuls floor. How to mix Melt butter, rub in smoothly the flour and add boiling milk by degrees. —Coeoanut Cookies.—Three cups of sugar, one cup of butter, one cup of sweet milk, two eggs, one cup of grated coeoanut, two teaspoon fill 9 of baking powder, flour enough to make a dough roll out, cut in shape and bake. —For children with colds or whoop ing cough give flax seed (whole) tea, sweetened with honey or liquorice. Drink freely as it is pleasant to the taste and harmless. Rub the chest with goose oil or lard, protected by flannel, and relief will follow. —Wood ashes may be saved for the strawberry vines as well as for trees. The best time to apply them is in February or March, before the plants shall have begun to bud. Scatter the ashes freclv along the rows, and do not be afraid of allowing too much. —Cold Water Pie.—A good sul»sti tute for custard pie when milk is scarce. Two tablespoonfuls of flour, level, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, heaped, one egg, a lump of butter the size of a hickory nut, nutmeg to taste and a good half-pint of water. This makes one pie. —Put earthenware into wafer and let it heat gradually until it boils then cool it again. Brown earthenware,, particularly, may be toughened in tliis way. A handful of rye or wheat bran, thrown in while it is boiling, will pre serve the glazing so it will not be de stroyed by acid .or salt —If the brush, weeds and stubble have not been cleaned out of the fence corners, it should be done before spring. The fence Corners, especially if the worm rail fence is used, will harbor all classes of weeds, and be come fruitful sources whence weeds are scattered over the farm. •—To get rid of ants in the lawn, a correspondent of the Ploughman says: "As soon as you discover where they arc, dig to the bottom of their nests, throwing the loam to one side. When O 75 wears Worth dresses 8 75 received with Mrs. Whitney 1 25 has an exquisite completion 85 a wcaitL of golden hair.. 40 has limpid eyes 20 has aristocratic hand and foot 85 has a sweet disposition 6 has a distin.'jui t-ir 00 has a queenly grace 100 cnterta ns royally 65 is in the White House set... 6 35 At this point the schedule was torn in half, and we regret that we are un able to fill out the bill for the further cdiflca on nnd guidance of our readers. •—Washington Critic. —The water in which codfish has been soaked is very good the aiuc under the stove. for washing yon get to the bottom, cover with coarse salt two inches or more, fill in the loam, and you will be troubled no more." IN PEKIN'S STREETS. ratiinu, tho Catni-I. Hat an Encounter witli Hume TcH-lifttrern. We turned suddenly into a narrow sort of alley, repulsive beyond descrip tion, and here Fatima drew back, sniffing prophetically. I urged her a little, and she went forward, but presently I saw that we had to meet a long line of camels, heavily laden with crates of tea, each about the sizo and shape of the "pressed hay" so com mon in America. I could not imagine how we oould pass them, and yet I feared to turn about even had there been space enough, which was doubtful. Fatima sprang close to the wall, drawing her little hoofs and slender legs almost under her. 1 followed her example and leaned against the dingy adobe mass, while the long line filed their tea-crates past ua, swaying their heads and long-matted manes f*m side to side and grazing against us as they went Each one eyed us with a malicious glance from their small, evil-lookfng eyes which suggested a longing to strike out a ferocious blow from one of those powerful, noiseless feat. But their glances were met by looks of scorn and dptiatice on the part of Fatima, mingled perhaps with a little fear, for she evidently knew our danger. With her body fairly flat^ tened against the wall—and yet not pressing me harshly—she laid her small ears, which were nover quiet, close back and turned her luead toward the camels. Her nostrils dilated and reddoned, and licr lips parted, and the find squarely set teeth showed between, while her enormous vigilant eyes wero lixed on the camels and flashed as "at your peril" look at each one as the in terminable train -lowly wended its uncouth \v iy i' us, leaving us both quivering to ijinor aspen leaf in tl e ..: ir.d.- -U i v e Ilislcy a AC jrd.