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Mrs. Jack's first experiment at im parting the rudiments of the English grammar to Miss and Master IkxMing ton did not go off with the swiooth ncss which might have been wished. Jimmy and Jenny were exceedingly un pleasant children, with utterly untamed v. IIIs, and tyrannous as only spoiled children can be tyrannous. They were dull, too, 'and altogether reduced Mrs. .lack to a state lwrderiug on despair within the tirst hour. "We don't like grammar," cried Miss Jenny "teach us something else while Master Jimmy announced that as for his part he did not intend to be teaehed at all, and forthwith got under the table and became "a lion in his den,*' with the painful peculiarity of snap ping at the legs and feet of all who approached him. Poor Hell found herself terribly un fiMo to eope with this unruly couple and after having tried entreaties and kird words—at which the young Bod dit.gtons became more violently ungov ernable than ever, and then threats and sharp words, at which they laughed and made faces—she was reduced to the necessity of declaring that she would appeal to their papa, and left the room for that purpose. Instinctively she had come to the conclusion that an appeal to Mrs. Boddington would be of no avail, but she thought that stern-look ing father would probably make him self obeyed. As she crossed the hall, she met. him face to face. He had just come in. apparently. He wore rid ing l*oots and carried a whip in his hand, and a tine Newfoundland dog followed at his heels. lie took his hat oft' and lowed to Hell, but without offering to shake hands with her. "You are not afraid of my dog?" he asked. "Down, Neptune!" Hell bent down and patted the dog, who had come close up to her confiding ly. "Afraid!" she said. "Oh. no! I love (legs, and this is a very tine fellow." The next minute she looked up again and found the oy«*s of Neptune's mas ter tixed on her anxiously. "What is the matter?" he asked. "You look disturbed." His voice and his face grew so kind ns he spoke, and softened into such ex pression of sweetness that the tears brimmed up in Hell's eyes, and she be gan to say that she feared—she greatly feared—that she should not be able to manage the children. They were terri bly unruly. She was so anxious to do her duty, and she had tried every meth od she could think of, but they would not obey, and she was forced reluctant ly to appeal to him. "To me?" he said, hesitatingly. "But I don't know that I ought to Inter fere." "Oh! I thought—I was afraid—I did not think it would be of any use to trouble Mrs. Boddington," said Bell, blurting out the truth. "Of no use at all. I should say. And besides, Mrs. Hoddington is not out of bed yet. I will come with you and try what I can do to put these ill managed children to rights." The appearance of his bronzed face and white hair rising up behind Hell's shoulder had the effect of silencing Jim my ami Jenny at once. They had been making a great noise, and had strewed •the floor with grammars, geographies and copybooks scattered in wild confu sion. "Pick up all that, at once. Sit down there, Jimmy, opposite to your sister." He was obeyed in silence, the children looking half frightened, half sulky. "Now, Mrs. Lilly, if you will be so very kind as to give these children one more trial, we shall all be very much obliged to you. It will be very kind of you, because, unless they learn to behave with (hn-ency, and respect their superi ors, they will have to go away from this house. 1 can't allow untamed sav ages to live here." Mrs. Jack resumed her seat and pro ceeded with her lesson, her new ally sitting in the room with a newspaper in his hands and his dog crouched at his feet. And so the rest of the morning passed away in comparative peace. "How very good of you to help me!" said Bell, when she rose to go away. "I am so very, very grateful to you. I dare say. by degrees we shall get to understand each other better, shan't we!" turning to the children, who, how ever, only star'd at her in glum sur prise. "If they don't learn to behive better, I should advise you to give them up, Mrs'. Lilly." •oh, I don't want to give them up!" cried Hell, earnestly. And then, as she walked down the drive toward the gate v nither her new friend accompanied her. she opened her heart in her im pulsive, confiding way, and told him all the circumstances whicn made it so important to her not to lose her pupils. "And I hope you don't think me very incompetent because I failed to make myself obeyed just at first," she pro ceeded. looking pleadingly into his face. "I will strive my uttermost to do my duty to your children, Mr. Bodding ton." He started back, and a deep crimson blush spread itself over his brown face as he answered hastily, "Oh, I'm afraid there's some misapprehension Iktc. I have been obtaining your confidence un der liaise pretenses. 1 aru Mrs. BM- dington's brother, and my name is Warren." Bell blushed almost as deeply as he had done and stammered out an apol ogy. Then their eyes mot and they both began to laugh. "You must have thought it very cool of me to trouble you about the children." said Bell. "Well, no in .-*«»•!.» mea.--.ir' 1 .' It re sponsible lor tlie:" d-( rut tekavi s long as they are ni niv house." "Oh!" "Yes, this is my homr My sister and brother-in-law are visiting me iv,r a time. I found m.vs.nf wry lonely Mid strange oa corning back to England after a twenty yea:s' absence in In dia, and asked Jane and her hus band to bestow the charity of their society on a solitary old fellow for as long as they can stand the dullness of Beech Grove. There is confidence for confidence, Mrs. Lilly. And now you know who 1 am, will you let me look into the schoolroom tomorrow in my character of 'bogie'—the children are a little afraid of me—and see that you are not driven quite distracted by 1113' nephew and niece?" "Oh, it's very kind of you but I'm afraid you will find it so very tire some. And I dare say 1 shall get on better to-morrow, thank you," Mrs. Jack answered shyly. Mr. Warren bowed a little stiffly, and did not further urge his request, and so they parted at the gate. "Well, 1 can see by your face that your pupils got on comfortably to-day, my dear," said Miss Harnasconi to Mrs. Jack, that evening. "I have been quite anxious about you all day." "Oh, yes, Harney. I got on very* well. At least—the children wouldn't obey me one atom at tirst. Jenny said she did not like grammar, and Jimmy got under the table and growled like a lion." "Good gracious!" "Yes but then I threatened to appeal to their papa "Ah! ami he put them to rights?" "No, Barney! He isn't their papa at all. And only think, his name is War ren, not Hoddington. It was my mis take. Isn't it odd?" "My dear, it's so odd that I can't make head or tail of a word you are saying!" returned Barney, opening her black eyes very widely. "No, of course not! It's my fault for running on too quickly. But I have been so steady and so olU all day long that you must let me chatter now in my own fashion, just to rest myself, eh. Harney? And by degrees you'll understand it all. Now sit down in the comfortable corner of the sofa, and I'll tell you all about it." CHAPTER VIII. After the beginning of Mrs. Jack's engagement at Beech ('.rove, Mrs. Hogg was not often shocked by the spectacle of that lady "scudding" up and down the High street. Occasionally Mrs. Jack went to Percival House. Her visits there were not made more agreeable tian formerly. But as she said to her self, the Lillys' hard words and hard ways were easier to bear, now that she wanted nothing of them. For Bell had made up her mind that the sum she was to get for teaching ^ie little Boddingtons would eke out her income so that she could live upon it and pay her way. It is true that this same teaching money was occa sionally reckoned twice or three times over in Mrs. Jack's budget. Hut. when ever she became aware of this fact, she would say. "Oh. well, I will go with out something for myself, and make it straight that way." Only, unfortu nately, what tne "something" was to be was never clearly defined In her mind. Certainly Mrs. Jack's talents did not lie in the direction of finance. Her father-in-law's family had receiv ed the announcement of her engage ment at Beech drove with marked displeasure. Especially Mrs. Lilly felt aggrieved, for she had confidently pre dicted that Bell would not get a single pupil in Codlington and it was hard to be ttatly contradicted by fat" in the shape of an impertinent, accomplished fact in the matter. Siill, there were mitigations. The people at Beech drove were not Conlingtonians and that was almost the same as if Hell had found no pupils in Codlington. Neither did the Boddingtons appear willing to as sociate with the townsptcple. This was offensive in one sense but, on the other hand, it kept Bell's teaching in the background—a little out of the ken of the Lillys' circle of acquaint ance. Mrs. Lilly, however, made several warning speeches to her daughter-in law ".lout the strange rs. "I hope, Bell," she would say, "that this Mrs. Boddington is a respectable person. We know nothing about her, jou see. And it would be very painful to Mr. Lilly to have you mixing yourself up with doubtful characters in any way." "Well, Mrs. Lilly, it would also be a little painful to me, I assure you." "Ah, but you see, Bell, you are so ex tremely thoughtless, and your spirits are so volatile that you would never feel anything of the sort as we should. Another time she said: "Now, Bell, as to this Mrs. Boddingtong. there is something queer, I am afraid. Young Muggeridge, Bates & Booty's articled clerk, you know, told Ed^ar La the office only Inst week that their tirtn had had the drawing out of the lease Beech (Jrove is Sir Henry lliggins* property, Bell—and that, it was made out in the name of Warren, and not Boddington at all. Now what can that mean?" "Mrs. Boddington'* brother is the master of the house." "Oh, indeed, Bell Well, the whole business looks strange to me. I should be very cautious of mixing myself' up with those people until we know a lit tle more about, them." Possibly Mrs. Lilly's caution was whetted to a keener edge than usual by the fact of her having, weeks ago. left a card on the new occupants of Beech Grove, which politeness had remained entirely unnoticed l»y them. But site omitted to mention this circumstance to Bell. The newcomers formed a topic of conversation in all circles of Cod lington society for a long time. They were rather severely handled at select tea parties for Ctxllington knew noth ing of them, which was an a priori pre sumption that there was nothing good to be said about them. And when you talk of people, if you cannot speak fa vorably you must speak unfavorably. The thing is clear! At least such were the principles and practice of Codling ton. Meanwhile the summer waned, and the pleasant autumn days came and burnished the foliage with golden brown tints, and spread a silver veil of mist over fhe horizon, and brought cool, crisp weather morning and evening, so that walking was a pleasure, and even the straight, dusty bit of road be tween ('odlington and Beech Grove be came a delightful promenade. Mrs. Jack often declared that it was a re markably pleasant, walk especially from Codlington to Beech (Jrove. And when Miss Barnaseoni laughed at her for making a "bull," Mrs. Jack defend ed herself by calling her friend's atten tion to the fact that her walk from Cod lington to Beech Grove was made in the cool morning hours, whereas that from Beech Grove to Codlington oc curred in the hottest part of the day. She was not singular in her opinion as to the pleasantness of that special bit of road, either for very often—in deed, as the autumn advanced, it mkdit be said, every morning—she was sure to overtake Mr. Warren loitering with Nop at his heels, on his way homeward, lie always took a morning walk by himself, he explaimnl to Mrs. Jack, for liis sister and brother-in-law were very late risers, and lie could not remain in the house until they should be ready to walk, ride or drive with him. And so —and so it came to pass that Mrs. Jack usually overtxk him on her way to give her morning lesson. It was not possible for Mrs. Jack to be often in the s.x'iety of any one-of any one, that is to say. who showed her a gleam of kindliness—without speak ing frankly of her own history and cir cumstances. It was not only that she leaned very readily on the opinion or judgment of others, but that her nature absolutely crav.xl for the cordial of sympathy. Her troubles seemed to be come less troublesome, her pleasures more pleasant, her mistakes less hope less, the moment she saw them reflected in the mirror of another mind. Being often in Mr. Warren's society, she nat urally grew confidential with him. She told him about "Barney and about her father-in-law's fain fly and about Popsy's sense and precocity. Mr. War ren was especially interested in Mis .Harnasconi. It may be remembered that Barney, catching a glimpse of him from her parlor window, had recog nized his face as once familiar to her. And on searching Ler memory it turn ed out that she had known a Mr. Rob ert Warren years ago who had be iriended a brother of hers. "My father, you know," said Barney to Mrs. Jack, "was a chorus singer at the Italian opera. He might have been something better than a chorus singer, for he had a charming voice and he knew music well, and he was an Ital ian into the bargain. But he—he never was something bettor and he had a •half-dozen of u? children, and mv poor mother slaved and toiled to keep us. My father is dead and gone these flvo and-thirty years. I'm not going to rake up his faults. Lord, have mercv on iks all! But 1 only say that my mother, what with one thing and another, had a hard time of it for many a long day. Well, one of my brothers-Antonio Ids name was—showed a pretty talent for drawing and design, and mother (God knows how!) scraped together the money to apprentice him to a great house decorator, and the lad did well, and was getting on. But, as ill-fortune would have it. he tumbled from a scaf folding when he was decorating the ceiling of a great rich East India mer chant, who had a fine house and want ed to make it finer, and poor Tonio broke his collarbone and dislocated his wrist, and then he was on his back in the hospital for a long time. The nephew of the East India merchant happened to see the accident and he went to the hospital to look after Tonio, and he came to mother to break the news to her, and he was as good as an angel to us all. His uncle Was very generous with his money, and we were very grateful for his help. But young Mr. Warren—mother said if prayers and blessings could do 1dm any good he would go straight to heaven!* He had a heart of gold. t.» be sure! And he was a slim, handsome young fellow in those days, with brown hair and a fair skin. And flunk of my recollecting his face all these years! They did say that lie was going to marry one of the East India merchant's daughters but he didn't, you see. He went away to India instead, and poor Tonio is dead and buried. Ah. dear n.e, hew long ago it all seems! You ask him. my dear, if he remembers Tonio Harnasconi." (To Be Continued.) Too Much Head Work. Miss Murray Hill—I should think studying so much is not good for a young man. College Student—Bight you are. You see the head of our foot-ball team after the Tluuikogiving game. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. i*H«f ::Kss Wlir.t of the tsKni, auts liKVIVEl). KdjaIIhIi S«iciitij»t* Have to Say About Teai Ori:!•.!nu.— Vi'tv Arlltl- «'!:il Stone.— V ,\eiv Smokeless I*o*v «1 er. The latest aspect of the tea crusade in England is calculated to bring into a strong light the inconsistency of many so-called tetotallers. It is alto gether a new and discomforting experi ence for those, who, while forbidding to the laboring man his pint of beer, are accustomed To solace themselves two or three times daily, in many cases oftener, with their own favorite tipple, to be confronted with the question that the English papers are asking: "Are we i nation of tea drunkard.-?" There seems excellent cause for believing that this question Units only of an af firmative answer. The whole English nation consumes about l-'J pounds of the leaf per head annually, which, Mlien made into a beverage, produces about thirty-seven gallons of tea. It. is asserted that not only is the nation yielding with all the weakness of the irebriate to the discuses of aerve and stomach which result from excessive tea-drinking, but it is developing that indifference to quality which is the crowning mark of mere indulgence, the point of severance between the gourmand and the connoisseur. In sup port of this the fact is recalled that a short time since when an eminent Lon don physician condemned the use of In dian teas as likely to emphasize the w rst effects of tea-tipping, there was a brief reaction in favor of the Chinese leaf. But the China tea proved too delicate in flavor for the palates vitiat ed by the coarser product of Assam, and in a week or two was no longer asked for. the consumers returning to their old familiar blends. This argues thi" existence of a most serious social evil. While alcohol acts on the animal nervous system, thein acts on the high er or intellectual system, as well as on the nerves controlling digestion, and boili are stimulants and sedatives. While the effects of the former are quickly evidenced, those of the latter* are more subtle. To unduly excite the nervous system continuously must re sult in exhausting that, system, more especially if it is not naturally strong a counterbalancing nervous depression results,continually deadening the ac tion of the food ferments, and perma nently impairing their action. If, therefore, the nerves which control the digestive function are continually over excited, as in tea-tippling, while at the same time the digestive ferments are having their activity deadened, is it to be wondered at that the whole function of digestion becomes impaired, and that indigestion is the result? Non-al cohol food beverages do not cause us to break the written and unwritten laws of society, yet, it is a grave mat ter of doubt whether they should not come under the same degree of con demnation as alcoholics. Alcoholic bev erages certainly fill our jails, but there there is no doubt that tea-tippling has a great deal to do with tilling our luna tic asylums, besides causing vast mis ery and expense in various ways. A New Artificial Stone. new artificial stone is being made In Germany, which appears to be Im measurably superior to many kindred materials now in use. The sand cm ployed, which is well dried and screened before being used, contains from 2 to 3 per cent of clay. It is placed with a certain proportion of ground lime into an iron drum with diagonal ledges in the interior, which is then closed and slowly revolvwl by steam so as to se cure a thorough incorporation of the materials with each other. The mixture is taken out and convoyed to an ap paratus consisting of a frame of wrought iron, having a flat bod, on which molds are built up. When the frame is filled covers are plaed on the molds, everything is w«Hlged up lighlly and fhe frame and molds are run on rails into a cylinder. When the cylin der is closed water and steam are ad mitted. The matter must cover the mollis, and the steam is admitted at a pressure of 4.", pounds or (JO pounds P"i square inch. The steam forces the water between the crevices of the molds, the water slakes the lime, caus ing it to expand in volume, and as the molds resist the outward expansion the lime is forced into the sand and cements it into hard stone. The steam pressure is kepf»up for three days. The frame is then withdrawn, and twelve hours are allowed for cooling be fore the taking to pieces of the molds and the removal of tile stone. Differ ent tints can be given to the stone by mixing a small percentage of colored earth with the Jime and sand in the cylinder. In some experiments made in England to ascertain the resistance to thrusting stress of six 0-inch cu1m of this artificial sandstone, three of them, of buff color, crushed at an aver age of tons per square foot, while the remaining three, wluch were gray, went at 177.G tons per square foot. A Xe* SmoKolcvm* Powder. The current competition for furnish ing 10,(MX) pounds of smokeless powder to the United States army gives addi tional interest to the announcement that another smokeloss'powder has been invented by a German named Guttler that is in many respects superior to all of the numerous varieties which have been adopted by the differviu-t European nations. France has li?r povvd»r for her I.ebel rifle, Germany lie- Nobel powder, Italy her balk.stite, Austria h.?r Sehwab-Kubin, England her cordite, Sweden her apyrite, and S'\ Jtzeriand, Denmark, Russia aad other countries have the special powders that tin y spectivoly favor. But. in fo've, durai ity and cleanliness, plastom-enito, us new powder is called, is claimed'to i eel them all. In the tirst stage ()f manufacture it appears as a solnti which is poured into forms, where becomes a fairly hard substance bio of being pivssed, rolled ,r L..1 at will. The substance can bo oolo^ and is. like celluloid, Rervico ihle numerous purposes. riasfoiimuif„ used for blasting powder, f( i- ji(l f- of canons, rifles and signal rock Tlie greatest advantage claimed f,.,j is eminent durability, while all smokeless powders *niam:factiiml means of ether and nitro-glyn'rhip .4 variably deteriorate. The conlus. sary, and consequently the filament be kept white hot at an expoiiditu: i' a much smaller amount of current, point at which this heating of flic, should be stopped Nuld be suitabl. terniincd and regulated. It is that the glass for which this quali claimed is composed of sodium, and kaolin. Submarine I'l.otoKrnplir Photography under water is i accomplished fact In France, land and America, workers in tt tographic. world have loon endea •. to hit. upon a contrivance which enable them to take instanta 11001 tographs under water at any de}1 in any weather. Photographs ha taken in a brief time under vj calm weather by direct sunlu depths of six or seven motor something more than this was v This want has now been suppl M. Louis Boutan, of Paris, who'" Vented a special magnesium l»r cask of 'JOO liters cap.ieit.v with oxygen gas. and 011 is tlx-J a "pt'.l lamp, which «. with a bell glass. A vessel magnesium in powder $ of plastomenUe is also so well l.al.ui"'^ that it leaves no residue in th* In. or cartridge, although the striking vV. ffi itv of the projectile is umisu Its initial velocity from caliber is 71.~m., with a gas ,»resm considerably below 3,000 atunspln Furthermore, neither* cold nor Weather has any effect upon the pu toinenite cartridges, whereas, all dors containing nitro-glyceriae an* from changes in the te-nperature. H'iking vi. -sualiy Kl .$ a l-'Jr 11, erto plastomenite has been mmuif-i tired principally for sporting purpt*, but its good qualities haw attracted attention of the German military thorities, and it is to be extensively ed in the army. Heat Riijk In Ineindeaeent Lav B. B. James makes a suggestion may serve as a pointer to lamp 111a instantly as heat in the other, tempf |XVl* ture has been trismitted. Mr. Jx shows that the principal reason electric globes are so relatively in. cunt is tliat the white-hot carbon?: out waves, not only of the requ length to affect the eye. but also w. of all possible lengths longer than tL$ The light rays are all within a umior small compass—from 1-40,000 to Oct 000 of an inch long, and as a fact, the all possible lengths lonj.fi these, include by far the gr»^-aier jk of the energy of the current. I:ial^ this line Mr. James proposes that» periimnt shall follow. If a glass be made which will keep back tl longer, i. e., beat waves, accumulated in the globt the melting poult of the glass, if u-j| v W Old necti Svivc Cane •©veil UI a ona faeturers who are seeking to turn a lamp that will give the maxiii, efficiency at a minimum of cost, mentions that a German chemist suecooiled in producing a glass wli while perfectly transparent, is impi ous to beat, waves. If an ineandesi' lamp 1h» grasped, and the curr turned on. heat is instantly felt, hut ^V1'S appreciable time will elapse before -rul°' glass becomes hot. In one caw li |fore lias been transmitted through the fllu the 1 the 0 Will some eurai »rob pi U mdid Blanl ly th line i vliicti its A a heat ca: near a pproac: Swli milk J| Wan I? druggt if to be A Steam Carriage. & C. L. Simonds. of Lynn, Mass.Jf niers°a made a steam carriage for his ow. that will make ten miles an hour. carriage weiglis only 400 pound-' I can carry two persons at a tim has the appearance of an ordinary riage 111 front, except there are 11c visions made for a horse. The are of cycle make and are four in: ber. The hind wheels are 4.'! 11 and the front wheels are .')(» in with rubber tires. The boiler ant gine set just in the rear of the and give the carriage the appon" of a lire engine. The steam giw in what is called a poreupiiv K'* which weighs ion iKninds. Uer8al In V 17 yea Marrii i very hi rl is made fry naphtha flames from jets. The naphtha is kept in a e -~r enough to last for seven hoip there is a water tank that will li"*-'-! gallons. There is a pump that e .1 mafic in action directly connects I the engine. The steering part a of a crank wheel on the footboa that the engineer can steer and s» to the engine at the same time. body of the carriage rests on a and three springs. It is easy and allowance has been made f' cry movement. The shafts are 0: and can stand all of 1.000 pounds Simonds has given the steam (W a trial' already, and it has proved cess. It started off at a ten-mil' there was no noise, smoke or whatever.—Springfield (Mass.) I licau. If Ai 2c Yi would thouHo 1 SWIFT lh with this lamp in such a w the metal can be projtw flame ITy the action of a which serves as bellows. we believe, has obtained ta neons negatives during storm, when no daylitfh1 trato the depths. They are regards background, but tin. remedied when the apparatus perflated. We shall look I°r toresting developments in. submarine photography.—W Gazette.