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NO DRUNKARDS THREE.
There is a beautiful laud, we are told. With rivers of mlver and streets of gold. Bright are the beings whose shining feet Wauder along each quiet street; Sweet is the uiuslc that fills the air No druukards are there No garret it there, where the w. ary wait, Where Ui room m cold aud the hour are latt No pale fjced wife with looks of fear, listens Tor ateps she dreads to hear; Heart ar frtwd from paiu and cart No drinks are sold there. All the day long in that beautiful land The clear water ripple o'er beds of sand; And down ou the edge of the water's brink Those white robed being wander, nor shrink. Fer uo wine Is there. Father, look down from Thy throat, I pray; Hasten, oh hasten the glorious day. Help to work as a temperance band To drive the demon from the land, Teach us to say, we will dry every tear Which drink makes flow here. Cut His Wife's Throat. A man living in Boston tilled himself with whiskey. He cume home and cut his wi lo'jj Uiroat. Murder and Suicide. An old man living in Philadelphia, while drunk murfwped his wife and then drew a ra zor across his own throat. Shattered His Intellect. A few days ago a very respectable looking young man was token into the Gregory street police station, Jersey City, under the influence of liquor. He suffered from a raging fever in the blood, and was watched over by the police sur geon. The next morning he was com pletely shattered in intellect. His mind was gone. Drowned While Drunk. A farm er and his friend living at Rotterdam, N. Y., went on a lark in Schenectady. They visited various saloons, and im bibed so freely of intoxicants that both were inebriated in the evening, when they started to return home. The farm er drove recklessly, and when near Sweeney's Hotel he reined his horses up to the brink of the steep bank, down which all plunged into the Erie canal. His friend was rescued but the farmer was entangled in the wreck and drown ed, as were also both horses. Frightful Work of Rum. A man living in Keokuk, la., had been drink ing hard for several days, and wag last seen Monday week. His employer be ing in great need of his services, went to his house, and finding it closed, and noticing a sickening odor about the place, notified the police. An officer was detailed to accompany them, and upon reaching the house the kitchen door was forced open and the man's body was found lying upon the floor, a putrid mass of decomposed humanity. The head had been blown completely off, an old-fashior.ed musket having been used, which had evidently been placed in his mouth and been discharg ed. Whiskey was the cause. A Letter Carrier's Secrets. "An Ex-Letter Carrier" contributes the following to thePostollice Bulletin: Yes, Tve had scores of episodes if I could think of them, and been the re cipient of secrets, time and again, that no other person would le intrusted with. ( tue man used to beg me every day, "For God's sake don't let my wife get hold of any of my letters," and at the same time the wife was equally solic itous that her husband should not get hold of her correspondence. They are playing the same game yet, perhaps. Another married woman, who was engaged in a clandestine corree pond ence, Atspected that her husband was engaged in the same business, tod used to work all kinds of devices to get pos session of his letters. She would in struct me if any letters came for him from thiladelphia to quietly give them to her. The letters came rpgularly.hu t she never got hold of them, through me, at least. Another lady, who was living apart from her husband and corresponding witli a man in the old country, used to keep a supply of stamped envelopes in my hands. When I received a letter for her bearing a foreign post mark I would enclose it in one of the envel opes, and have 1c postmarked at Cin cinnati. By this means her friends were completely misled. After getting a divorce, for which she was then pray ing, she married her correspondent, and is now doubtless living a happy, con tented life. One young lady used to meet me every Friday evening at a certain street corner, and receive a letter from a for bidden correspondent and at the same time would hand me a letter to be mailed to him. Her family were under the impression that they had her move ments completely under a watchful eye. As the young lady was of age I did not consider it any part of my sworn duty to expose her. Every let ter carrier could relate just such expe riences if he would. Scientific. Curious and Useful. Gold is nineteen, mercury thirteen, and lead eleven times heavier than water. Plaster made with river water sets sooner than that made with spring water. ' Glass can be drawn into threads so tine that 2,000 would be required to make up the breadth of an inch. Dr. K. Von Fritsch, of Halle, says that the cause of earthquakes dees not exist further down from the surface of the earth than ten or fourteen miles. Ninety per cent, of all the ram which falls upon the land from April 1 to Oct. 1 is evapoiated. Only about ten per cent, inds its way into drains laid three or four feet below the surface. The superiority of electricity over steam convincingly demonstrated: "Yea, sir, we have entered upon an era of electricity, and steam will be done away with forever replaced every where by the electrical machine." How are they run those electrical machines V 1 don't ever remember lipp ing one." "I5y steam power." Pure silver weighs 5.237 ounces to each cubic inch. Should its density be less, the silver may be supposed to con tain copper; if greater, lead may be present The quantity of water in wheat and (lour is greater in cold countries than in warm. In England it is from four teen to seventeen per cent., in the United States from twelve to fourteen, in Africa from nine to eleven. The Owosso Times. VOL. ILL WHAT I LIVE FOR. I live for those who love uie. Whose hearts are kind and true; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too; For all human Ues that bind me, For the task by God assigned me. For the bright bones left behind uie, And the good that I can do. I live to learn their story, Who've suffered for my sake'.' To emulate their glory, And follow In their wake; Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages. The noble of all ages. Whose deeds crown history's pages, And time's groat volume make. I live to hold communion With all that Is divine; To feel there to s union Twixt Nature's heart and mine; To profit by affection. Heap truth from fields of ficUon, (irow wiser from conviction, And fulfill each grand design. I live to hall that season, By gifted minds foretold, When man shall live by reason, And not alone by gold; When man to man united. The whole world shall be lighted As Eden was of old. I live for those who love me, For those who know me true; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too: For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance. And the good that I can do. G. Linnaeus Bmik$. HER ENEMY. Sir Geoffrey Staines, Bart., lounged on a divan of bis library. So well suit ed did he appear to his luxurious sur roundings, you would not believe he had been Sir Geoffrey Staines, Bart., only a week had spent but one night beneath the roof of Redwood. He hail long faced poverty with the bravest light-heartedness, and now bore his un expected honors as one to the manor born unexpected, because the distant cousin whom he had succeeded was looked upon by all his friends as a man sure to marry. The new baronet lay watching the smoke wreaths of his cigar, when there came' a light tap at the door. 'Come in. There entered a very striking-look ing gin. Tali, plainly aressea, out with a flmire that Cleopatra in her youth might have envied; with a classic head around which the dark hair was arranged as simply as possible; with heavy -lashed gray eyes that held a pe culiar look of smouldering Are. You sent for me? she said briefly. Geoffrey had instinctively risen and tossed away his cigar. I I beg your pardon. Whom havo I the honor to' 'My name is Elinor Scott,' slowly, and breathing freer when she saw that the name was strange to him. Then she added, '1 am your housemaid.' II ad she said she was one of the royal princesses it could not have surprised him more. Good heavens! A servant you f 'Your most humble servant. She courtesied low not in playfulness and not in humility, more likely in bitter mockery. Geoffrey took a couple of turns in the room. His housekeeper had begged him to rebuke a servant, and this was she! No wonder the good woman had found her 'orty as a duchess.' 'If adversity has driven you to this,' he began abruptly, 'will you not allow me to help you nay, listen only to help you to a position more suitable for a lady?' 'Permit me to be the judge of what is suitable. I have chosen to enter your service, and so long as I do my duty in it, I suppose you will not dis charge me.' Assuredly not; but Then we will consider that settled. Mrs. Griffiths told me you wished to see me in the library; may 1 ask for what?' 'It's of no consequence. Oh, well, if you will have it, it seems my good housekeeper has taken it into her head that you entertain some peculiar dis like for me.' No reply. 'All nonsense, of course, but the good woman is persuaded that you are my secret enemy.' No, not secret!' Kiinor ott broke out. 'Yes, I do dislike you. I am your enemy, and I am glad you know it.' 'Why, I never saw you in my life be fore. You must be taking me for some one else.' The girl shook her head. 'I can not have given you any cause for this resentment,' said Geoffrey. But if yen fancy yon have any griev ance against me. tell me, and I will right it.' I Will tell you nothing, but that I am your enemy. I am here to do you an Injury. Now, If you like, you can turn me away.' She looked at him as if she half hop ed to be taken at her word, but Geof frey Staines squared his broad shoulders and fairly smiled, as he answered; 'Do you think I am afraid of you? I don't believe you are that kind to put arsenic in my coffee, and really, I do not see what harm you can do to me. You are welcome to remain at Redwood as long as you please.' This was evidently not to her liking, for she frowned, hesitated, and Anally left the room in haughty silence. It is needless to say that during Uie aavs which followed the mind of her master was very much occupied with hlinor Scott. To have a handsome aristocratic looking girl toll you in one bream mat she Is your housemaid, and before you have recovered from your astonishment, in the next, that she is your enemy, without any cause, is enough to make any man puzle him self. OWOSSO, He found that the library formed part of the strange girl's charge, and for a while he haunted the spot about the time she was occupied there. But he was not long a proof against the look of annoyed surprise that always met him. She would accomplish her work as quickly as possible, never ad dressing him; and only replied when he addressed her, in tho briefest and cold est of monosyllables. So Geoffrey ceased to seek her society, and some weetfs passed, during which he saw her but seldom. One day, contrary to his habit, he entered the library quite early in the morning. On the threshold he stopped in surprise. Her head was turned away from him, but there was no mis taking the graceful 6gure at his writing desk. Those white hands busy among his private papers, could not belong to but one person of his house hold. 'So,' he exclaimed, my fair enemy is not above being a spy ?' She started violently, but answered, outwardly defiant: All's fair in war.' Is that your motto? Somehow, I fancied you would be an honorable foe; but pray don't allow me to interrupt your investigations. Here are the keys of some compartments you would find it dilncult to open.' He could see by the Hashing eyes and crimsoned cheeks, that his tones stung her to the quick, and he waited a mo ment, hoping for an explanation. But none was vouchsafed him. The girl conquered her first angry impulse, so he turned on his heel and left the room. It might have been a week later that the master of Redwood was returning home, weary but exultant, after a suc cessful day's shooting, one gloomy au tumn evening, so gloomy aud so rainy that anywhere, but in his own woods, Geoffry would have been utterly una ble to find his way. Suddenly he stop ped short. Poachers! Who else could be abroad on such a night? and he certainly heard voices. Yes, there were two figures.almost undistinguish able in the darkness. He drew near softly. For some time he had been tracking a notorious gang of poachers. Do let me go home with you!' 'It was Elinor Scott's voice! Whom could the incomprehensible girl be meeting by such stealth ? Whom was she addressing in such tones of loving entreaty ? There was a reply which he did not hear. Then Forget he is our enemy because of his handsome face? No, indeed! But he is a geuerous enemy; let us light lum openly. You know how dearly I love you' Elinor!' cried her master, in a tone of sharp pain. The two figures started apart. At the same moment a man broke out of the bushes. Curse the lot of you,' he cried hoarsely. 'Come spying us out again, will ye ? Take tl 1 at ?' Sir Geoffrey fell, stunned by a heavy blow. rf Housekeeper sick, eh? Then who was the young woman I saw when I came in ?' said the brisk little doctor. The upper housemaid, sir.' Then send her to me. Ah, you look as if you had your wits about you!' eying Elinor with approval. I want your help while I set your master's arm.' So Elinor assisted at the operation, as white as the sufferer, and shrinking from the necessary pain far more than he did. Fortunately, the doctor said, Sir Geoffrey's arm had broken the force of the blow, and the injuries to his head were but slight; they would have to take care of his eyesight; he must be treated thus and so in short, Elinor was installed as nurse to her fallen enemy. She was an excellent nurse, the doc tor told her on his next visit. She's caring for you like a sister,' he whisj)ered to Geoffrey, confidently; 'in fact, better than a sister; for do you know affection is not at all desirable in a sick room. You may not believe it, but this young lady is all the better nurse, for not oaring a ha' penny about you.' Geoffrey gave a not very cheerful as sent. 'But what is this I hear about your refusing to prosecute your assailant? I met Lawyer l'helps on my way, and he swore at you for an obstinate fool. He says you decline to give any infor- Mir nr rv'kal pl 'sTl mm ' 'I did not see the man w ho struck me. I have no mea wno no was, anu no wish to find out. You'll be doing me a favor, doctor, if you get l'helps to drop the investigation. But, man alive, the fellow was a murderer in intent, at least! He ought to be caught and hanged, if they can make it a hanging matter. It is your duty to help the law. And soon. Hut the wcw tonnu a deaf ear to ail his arguments, and at last left, declaring that he hoped the scoundrel would be caught in spite of Sir Geoffrey. 'Don't you, Miss Scott?' as that young lady accompanied him to the door. mr Indeed I doJ i sKrvsaas On your honor T cried Sir Geoffrey, starting up. On my honor,' returned Elinor, sur nrised. 'Pray, do not take off that bandage. Sir Geoffrey! You know the doctor says your eyes' 'Hang the bandage! I must see you Will you answer me one question? Was the person with you that night a man or a woman t A woman,' said Kiinor, with a burn ing blush. 'My mother.' 'Call tho doctor back no, send for MICH., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1881. Phelps immediately! If it is a possible thing. I will have that fellow caught. 'Sir Geoffrey,' said Elinor, after his orders liad been accomplished, 'is it pos sible that you connected me with this assault?' Not directly.'he answered, reluctant ly. 'My head was not clear about the events of that night, and I thought that to your lover or your husband, it might have seemed as though I was spying upon you.' So that is why you would not prose cute ? You are a noble fellow,' said the girl, much moved. Sir Geoffrey's convalescence was rapid. Soon, but for carrying his right arm in a sling, all trace of his accident had disappeared. Certainly he no longer needed a nurse. Besides, Mrs. Griffiths had recovered from her slight illness, and was only too ready to take Elinor's place. But the worthy woman's literary accomplishments were of the slightest, and the doctor having told Geoffrey to spare his eyes, he spared them with praiseworthy deter mination, and Elinor was called upon continually to read aloud or write for him. He could not have been much inter ested in her reading, for one day, after a long silence on his part, he broke in to Uie middle of a sentence with: 'Have you succeeded in the purpose which brought you to Redwood ?' 'No,' she answered, in a startled and breathless tone, which showed how far away from the subject was her mind. Will you tell me what it is, and let me help you in it?' 'Sir Geoffrey, I came hero to do you a great injury.' 'Well, I wish to help you. You need not look at me like that. I am in earn est. As far as I can make out, you are searching for some document wh'.ch you think it to my interest to suppress. Please believe that I am a sufficiently honest man not to do anything of the kind. If it is a will' 'It is not a will.' 'Well, whatever it is, if it ought to be made public, I shall not try to pre vent it. All my own papers are in the desk of which I once gave you the keys. Did you search thoroughly ?' I did; and, Sir Geoffrey, I wanted to tell you then that your letters would be sacred to me. I did not read a line of them. Do you believe me?' Thoroughly. We may conclude then that the document is not there. Now, the late baronet's papers, and a book which I believe to be his journal, are in that small inaian caornei. ine key' Sir Geoffrey,' Mrs. Griffiths had rapped unheeded several times, and now opened the door 'can you spare Elinor ? She is wanted up stairs.' No, I can not, returned her master, irritably; 'I want her here. It seems to me that you are continually inter rupting us, Mrs, Griffiths.' I try to do my duty, sir, dryly. Now, what do you mean by that? Speak out!' The housekeeper having come lor that purpose, would now have retreat ed if she could. She stammered, hesi tated, and did all she could to render herself unintelligible. Not that she thought any harm her self- oh, dear no! Elinor was as well behaved a young woman as she had ever met, but when a young woman was that handsome, she needed to be especially careful. Servants would talk, and she did think, with her duty to Sir Geoffrey, he'd ought to have been more careful. At this point Sir Geoffry's patience utterly forsook him. Do you mean to say, he thundered, that the servants have dared have dared to speak disrespectfully of this young lady?' Mrs. Griffiths intimated that sucn in deed was her meaning. 'There can be but one answer to that Elinor, will you honor me by becoming my wife? 'No, Sir (ieoffry, I will not,' sne re turned. 'While I admire your chival ry-' 'Chivalry be that is to say. don t you know 1 have been idiotically in love with you since the urst day l ever saw you ? Tins good woman has mere ly precipitated matters. In that case, Sir Geoffry, I can only thank you for your kindness to me.and leave your house. 'The girl's voice was faint, and she trembled very much when she rose to leave the room, leaning on Mrs. Grif fiths, who was pleased to signify her llpproval of her conduct. Wait a minute, Elinor. Mrs. Grif fiths, you may go.' The housekeeper curtosied and withdrew. 'You must finish your search before you leave Red wood. Here is the key to the Indian cabinet.' 'Oil, no,' she cried, bursting into tears, 'I can not let you help on your own ruintLif. Csi 'I wish your tender-heartedness would take another direction. Elinor, why will you not be my wife? You will not answer? Well, perhaps I shall find the solution of all this mystery here.' As he spoke, he unlocked the Indian cabinet. Letters bills more letters. This is S 1 1 Henry's journal, I think. Ha! What's this? A slip of paper dated some twenty years back a certificate of marriage between Sir Henry Staines, Bart., and Margaret Scott, spinster. The young man continued to gaze at the slip of paper, scarcely taking in what it meant. Don't you see? V our cousin was married man secretly all these years and I am his daughter. I swore to prove the marriage not for the estate, oh, not for the estate, but for the sake of my mother's honor.' Then you are Elinor Staines,' slowly, and heiress of Redwood. Yes, I un derstand now. Cousin you are my cousin, you know, in some degree or other it is the finest property in the county. I congratulate you upon your success. I wish you every happiness.' Happiness!' fairly sobbing; 'oh, Geoffrey, I don't want to take it away from you!' Then somehow, she was crying on his shoulder and he found his arm go ing round her unrepulsed. If he could forgive her, she murmured incoherent ly. And then Geoffrey Staines knew that she had learned to love her enemy. The Eruption of Mauna Loa. The recent eruption of the great vol cano of Mauna Loa, on the Island of Hawaii, has been watched with pecul iar interest by the inhabitants of the town of Hilo. The lava flood has for nine months past been approaching the village and threatened its destruction, and the filling up of the beautiful bay upon the borders of which it is built. But half a mile away the stream of tire ceased its flow, and the lava cooled and hardened, the volcano was at rest, and the village was saved. The magnitude of the eruption of such a volcano may be estimated by the fact that, according to Prof. Ban Mauna Loa contains rock material enough to make 125 Vesuviuses. Ve suvius is 3,000 feet high, Mauna Loa 14,000. The crater of Vesuvius is perhaps a thousand feet in diameter; the constantly active crater of Mauna Loa three miles in width. It is esti mated by competent judges that tiie amount of lava thrown out of Mauna Loa during the recent eruption which continued from November, 1880, to Au gust, 1881, would cover 100 square miles to a depth of twenty-live teet. On the 10th of August, the lava, slowly pressing forward, had reached a point about halt a mile lrom the upper street of Hilo, and the inhabitants had become much alarmed. From all quarters strangers came to view the magnificent spectacle. The Princess Regent, who, during the absence of King Kalakaua, is the reigning sover eign, the Governors of Oahu and Ha waii, and many of the higher classes, both natives aud foreigners, were among the spectators. It was a time of great anxiety, and there seemed to be no hope for Hilo. The Hood found its way fifty miles from its mighty source, and was close to the border of the village. But ou that day its How was checked. For nine months and Ave days it had overcome all obstacles in its path, but at last, just as its far ther progress would have brought ruin to so many homes, it ceased to flow, and the danger was over. Some of the incidents of the eruption are interesting. The owners ot the great Walakea Sugar Mill had built a stone wall some Ave feet high, at a dis tance of about three-quarters of a mile from the building, in hopes to divert the course of an arm of the main cur rent. This small advance stream was heading in the direction of the mill; and though not in itself of formidable dimensions, it had behind it a great fiery column, whose force no human power could repel or turn aside. The smaller stream came within a few feet of the wall, and just there spent its force. At only one point the fiery tor rent reached the wall. There it rested a little, and then, urged forward by the great force behind it, poured over the wall, and, as if that were its final effort, cooled and stiffened into a sheet of hang ing stone. The energy of the moun tain's fiery f urnace fifty miles away had brought it thus far and no farther. The course of the lava flood as it flows from its mountain source, 14,000 feet high, down toward the sea, is a curious one. Its surface cools upon reaching the plain at the base of the mountain,and its flow seems to be checked. Yet while the volcano far away is still at work the pause in the torrent's course is only a temporary one. The lava is pressing down from behind with inconceivable force, and soon, bursting through the inclosing crust, the stream rushes onward until, again meeting some obstacle, it sudden ly ceased its flow only to be again sent forward on its llery path. Thus, so long as Mauna Loa supplies the mater ial and the resistless impetus, the river of destruction flows, sometimes slowly, but always surely on it way. Now, happily, there is no pressure from afar to urge the messenger of destruction across the little strip of land that lies between the lava's edge and the vil lage that borders the sea. And so Hilo Is saved. Spontaaeotg Forests. A writer in a West Virginia paper combats the opinion, held by many ar borcuiturists, that open country is never conrerted into a forest through the operation of natural causes, and as establishing the fact that such change does sometimes occur, bnngs forward the case of the Shenandoah valley When first settled, about luO years ago, it was an open prairle-liko region covered with tall grass, on which fed herds of deer, buffalo, elk, etc., and having no timber except on ridgy por tions of it; but in consequence of its settlement, the annual fires were pre vented, and trees sprang up almost as thickly and regularly as if seed had been planted. These forests, having been presorved by the farmers, cover now a large part of the surface with hard wood trees of superior excellence These facts would also seem to sub stantiate the theory that the treeles character of the prairies of tho West is due to the annual burning of the grass by the Indians. NO. 24. WHEEL AND WOMEN. Sjl m A' Talk Dp a Bicycle. CHAPTEll L Houode about the wheels dothe goe, Rouude about goes Uie also. Chawrir. The sun was sinking in the west, ac cording to the established custom of that luminary at the close of the day, in the town of Quiddlequaddlo, when a solitary bicycle might have been seen careering along the road. The rider, a young man of some fifty summers, not to mention the other seasons, seemed lost in thought. His feet pressed the treadles mechanically, and kliis hand rested lightly on the steering gear. He recked not whether he wandered. Per chance he was thinking of some fair one, who in some distant day was won o sit by his side and look into the dreamy depths of his strabismal orbs while crunching the peanuts which his wealth had purchased. wO, love, love! CHAPTER II. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. M. (ioote. The rider's meditation had evidently awakened an unworked heart-pang. With a sudden start he accelerated his speed. A pebble was In his pathway. He heeded it not. It was struck amid ships by the wheel. In an instant his nose had kissed the dust. There he lay, bleeding like a butcher shop, his olfactory apparatus flattened into prairie-like flatness, and his clothing en swathed in the comminuted real estate that piled the roadway. His trusty bicycle lay beside him, mutely asking to be excused for the trick it had played upon its master. Bicycler aud bicycle lay motionless, and at the mercy of the bugs and beetles that crawled whithersoever they would over their prostrate forms. ciiArTER qy. A maiden fair to see. 0 d Play. Rebecca Jane Jones, the maiden daughter of old Jones, the horse-car driver, had seen the catastrophe. That is what she called it, though old Jones, who sat smoking his T. I)., said the feller was only takin' a header. But pardon the digression. Rebecca Jane Jones had seen the catastrophe. It was but forty-four brief years since Rebecca Jane Jones first saw the light of day, and, as she had put in full time ever since, it is unnecessary to say that she was no infant. Rut she was young still, and her unsophisticated heart went out to the hapless stranger, and then she went out herself. She lifted his head in her lap, and bathed his nasal appendage with the hem of her garment steeped in the healing liquid of the arnica bottle. CTIArTEIt IV. He fell from above To fall In love. Rebecca Jane Jones bathed the nose of the stranded stranger with re lentless assiduity. His lips quivered, his eves opened a cross-fire on the bangs that fringed the beautifully cor rugated forehead of his preserver Then he closed his eyes again, and re marked, in a stage whisper: 'Tis she r Rebecca Jane Jones plunged the arnica into his eyes in the excess of her maidenly agitation. This had the remarkable effect of opening them again. This time the stranger grew more communicative. He not only said, 'Tis she," but he threw in the addi tional observation, "'Tis she whose image has haunted me since that hap py dav when in unison we ate the peanuts He got no further. At the mention of the seductive fruit, Rebecca Jane Jones shrieked, in calliopic distinct ness: 'Peanuts !" CHAPTER T. Hob up Berenely from below; She is the gal you want, you know Tell me," said she, "under the dis iigurement of that mashed nose dwell est the face of Horatio Fitzgomery Brown?" The battered bicycler allowed that such was the true state of the case. "O, Horatio!" sighed Rebecca Jane Then she collapsed into a fainting fit It was now Horatio s turn to wield the arnica bottle. He did this with such lover-like liberality that Rebecca Jane came bo in one second and three- quarters. "(), Horatio! she remarked, "your image has been present in this heart indicating the locality "for these long, long years that is to say" her womanly instinct reasserting itself "quite a little time, you know, Then he said something. Then she said something. Then they both said something. Then it was all fixed. CHAPTER TL Beef steak pie and tat oppossums, Marriage bells and orange blossoms. It seemed that the day after Horatio Fitflfomerv lirowu parted with Ke- becca .lane . I ones on the occasion oi " j 9 mm iiiii mii the peanut eating match, aforesaid he bought himself a bicycle and began practicing. He broke his leg at the first lesson, and was unaoie w can upon his dearest Rebecca Jane without be ing carried to her. Nobody offering to take him, he went not. His absence vexed Rebecca Jane, and she began gallivanting with another fellow. She carried her gallivanting and her co- gal li van ter beneath the window of Horatio. Now he was maddened Both were miffed. To drown his crripf. Horatio, as soon as his leg had assumed its normal condition, gave ins days and his nights to the bicycle. lu the twenty years that had passed he had broken both arms three several times, one leg four times, and the other seven times. What with these incidents and several minor affairs, such as a collar-bone broken, a wrist (UslOOated, and his head smashed now and then, Horatio had had about all he could attend to. And Kehecca JaueV Well, she had flirted awhile, but as none of the fellows ventured to touch upon the 'subject of matrimony, her fond, true heart turned to Horatio. It found him not, and 'she pined in secret. So she said; but she had gained forty live pounds in weight, nevertheless. But it was all over now. They were to be united after their long estrange ment. Promise me one thing," said He becca Jane. "Promise me you will never again mount a bicycle. Ot course Horatie promised. Men always promise anything before mar riage. And so they were married. Horatio, strange to relate, remem bered his promise, and Rebecca Jane's ipa so exerted his influence that Horatio was chosen captain of a base ball nine, and though his face is as battered as a gunboat after a hard fought action, he is rich aflluently ich. In some season he has been known to sell out six games, the pro ceeds of these transactions serving to largely swell the proportions of his princely salary. Horatio little knew when he fell over his bicycle tMat he was to fall into so soft a thing. Rebecca Janj Jones, thanks to that irnica bottle, won't die an old maid. THE END. Summer In Norway. In the Norway summer one comes actually to yearn for a little Christian darkness to go to bed by. Much as he may crave a stronger sun by day to keep him warm, he would like to have reasonable night-time for sleeping. At first there is a stimulus, and a weird sort of triumphant sense of outwitting nature, in finding one s self abletoread or write by the sun's light till nearly midnight of the clock. But presently it becomes clear that the outwitting is on the other side. What avails it that there is light ouough for one to write by at ten o clock at night if he is tired out, does not want to write, and longs for nothing but to go to sleep P If it were dark, and he longed to write, nothii g would bu easier than to light candles and write all night, if he chose ind could pay for his candles. But neither money nor ingenuity can com pass for him a normal darkness to sleep in. The Norwegian house is one halt window. In their long winters they need all the sun they can get; not an outside blind, not an inside shutter, not a dark shade to be seen. Stream ing, flooding, radiating in and around about the rooms comes the light, wel come or unwelcome, early and late. And to the words "early" and "late" there are in a Norway summer nsw meanings. The early light of the sum mer mornings sets in about half past two; the late light of the summer even ing fades into a luminous twilight about eleven. Enjoyment of this spe cies of perpetual day sooncomes to an end, After the traveler has written home to everybody once by broad day light at ten o'clock, the fun of the thing is over; normal sleepiness begins to hunger for its rights, and dissatis- action takes the place of wondering amusement. This dissatisfaction reaches its climax in a few days. Then, if he is wise, the traveler provides him self with several pieces ot dark green cambric, which ho pins up at his win dows at bed-time, thereby making it possible to get stven or eight hours' rest for his tired eyes. But the green cambric will not shut out sounds; and he is lucky if he is not kept awake un til one or two o'clock every night by the unceasing tread and loud chatter of the cheerful Norwegians who have been forced to form the habit of sitting up half their night-time to get m the course of a year their full quota of daytime. Atlantic. Traveling Stones. Accounts of the famous traveling stones of Australia are doubtless famil iar to many readers. Similar curiosi ties have recently been found in Ne vada, which are described as almost perfectly round, the majority of them as large as a walnut, and of an irony nature. When distributed about the floor, table, or other level surface, with in two or three feet of each other, they immediately begin travelling toward a common centre, and lie there huddled up in a bunch, like a lot of eggs in a nest. A single stone, removed to a distance of three feet, upon being re leased, at once started off with wonder ful and somewhat comical celerity, to join his fellows; taken away four or five feet, it remained motionless, these stones are found in a region that is comparatively level, and which is noth ing but bare rock. Scattered over this barren region are little basins from a few feet to a rod in diameter, and it is in the bottom of these that the rolling stones are found. The cause of their rolling togother is doubtless to be found in the material of which they are com posed, which appoars to belodestoneor i magnetic iron ore. Human Barrarity takes various forms, marked only by the effort to dis cover some new mode by which it can be exercised with greater diabolism, lhe act of certain Tunisian Arabs, a few days ago, in attacking those employed about a railroad station, seizing some fifteen or twenty, tying them, and then flinging them alive into a burning mass of railroad ties, which had been gathered and greased for the purpose is one of the most fiendish horrors on record There can be no sympathy for such a people, whatever may be the punishment awaiting them by French arms, which are now penetrating in the worst sections of Tunis. It is with diseases of the mind as with diseases of the body; we are half dead before we understand our dis order, and half-cured when we do. Colton. A Pittsburgh butcher is successfully conducting a hog farm on a large scale, just outside the city limits, his method being to gather slops from hotels, res taurants, etc., thus making the expense of feeding comparatively light.