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C. E. T hestott, Publisher. DUPUYER, MONTANA. The Egyptian perfumes .according to ancient authorities, were mostly made In Egypt from materials im ported from Arabia, Persia nnd Cen tral Africa. Should the sultan bear about it he would undoubtedly use the details of the Tyler lynching to show that what the Turks did in Armenia is not one whit behind what is done in civilized America. Mr. Edgar Brinsmead says his Lon don firm turns out 2,000 pianos a year; that London turns out 33,000 a year; Germany, 74,000; France, 20,000; the United States, 25,000. These ligures ere only approximate. If the duke of Marlborough reads all the New York papers and absorbs their comments on bis refusal to pay the wçdding present duties, be may feel that after all it might have been better to make a small hole in that $3,000,000 and say nothing about it. Yellow Bonnet is the catching name of a Cheyenne Indian who recently embraced Christianity. His first us»! of the new faith is as an excuse for divorcing Iiis four wives. He has properly concluded that one yellow bonnet is not enough for four squaws The governor of Texas could not permit the soil of bis state to be dese crated by a prize fight, but be can wink at the burning of a negro alive at the stake. What is it the good book says about straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel? It seems that the cannibalistic orgle which recently took place in the prov ince of Canton was not an exhibition of appetite but a rite of revenge, ibis statement appears to be offered in ex tenuation of the affair, but on the whole we do not see that it improves matters greatly. Several new steamship lines art about to be laid between European and American ports, among them one from Copenhagen to New Orleans, one from Brest to New York and one from some German port to Norfolk. Ibis and the increased size of freight ships on the principal lines, points to a de crease in rates which will be piofita ble to the American producer. Nothing has ever happened to the Central American republics to make them tbink more seriously of confed eration than, the recent hold-up of Nicaragua for $73,000 by British arm ed ships. The English proposition to take an island from Brazil and to shut oft Venezuela from the mouth of the Orinoco will have a similar effect on the South American states. A recent magazine writer says the London Times is the most arrogant, the most unbribable thing in Europe, sober, serene, exasperatiugly honest, more British than Queen Victoria and more ubiquitous than the Vatican." There is much truth in these words. The great London paper has been the architect of a high character, and this Is where it differs from some journals that boast of printing a large edition. Or. Horace Manchester Brown thinks that bicycle bells might serve to awaken pedestrians who dose on the crossing, but it would be safer to let them snooze, while the wheelman glides safely by. The trouble is that the "scorcher" is oblivions to his sur roundings and when he runs into a pedestrian, sleepy or otherwise, Ga briel's trump and not a bicycle bell must be sounded to rouse the victim. The reports of Mgr. Satolli's purpose to go to Rome to attend the pope's jubilee in January next are untrue, according to Satolli's secretary, Dr. Booker. Satolli, be says, has received no request from the Vatican to be present, and has asked for no leave of absence, as would be necessary. It has been said that Satolli would not again retuijn to America, but would be succeeded by another prelate. As he is not going in January at all, all these stories are shown to be inven tions. l'lie Gentleman Usher of the Black Red is dead. This functionary of the British parliament has for generations drawn the snug salary of $10,000 a , year for the simple service of walking from the house of commons to the house of lords occasionally with a message. The position has always been filled by sjme man of family, but Is among the survivals of absurdity with which parliamentary machinery Is still encumbered in England. It is proposed, now that the last Incumbent >f the office is dead, to abolish it en tirely, and it will be interesting to ob serve whether so simple and sensible n radicalism will be permitted by the queen and the government. Conceding that vivisection is neces sary to the advancement of science, it does not follow that this cruel prac tlee should be Indulged in unless the necessity In each case Is clear. Those who maintain the contrary will do well to note that Pasteur, although lie practiced vivisection when it was ab solutely necessary, never encouraged or permitted it if It could possibly be avoided. Pasteur's great service to mankind would have gone far to jus tify, In the minds of those who appre ciate it, much that is naturally painful nnd revolting. The very fact that the cud iu view in his case was so im portant makes the restraints which he Imposed upon himself and his pupils till the more admirable and worthy of emulation. THE YOUNG PEOPLE. INTERESTING READING FOR HOYS AN1) «IRLS. K Horse Who Wnn Gnnrdlan of n Cnlf— A Little Cowboy-When 11 Rai nn— III h Aiçttrn VHllnu Nickname —Milken Tents. On a farm in Vermont ther-> are two, horses and a lierfi' of hall' a dozen cows. The animals run together in the pasture and are on the most friend ly terms. One horse named Jack lias a special affection for Betsy, a brin dled cow, and the two almost always graze together. Last spring Betsy had a calf at lier side, aud .Tack se '»tied to regard the youngster as his own special care. Hitherto Jack had been a very demure and dignified horse, but the sportive tendencies of the calt' tie veloped a frisky mood on the part of the horse. Jack and the calf used to romp and play together a good part of the time, the former being very care ful not to injure his young companion. Frequently Jack jumped over the back of the calf, and then allowed himself to be chased by the little fellow, from whom he tied as though for his safety. One day when the herd was in a dis tant part of the pasture Jack suddenly appeared at the farm house neighing loudly and telling as plainly as lie could that he wanted human assist ance. He would gallop furiously a short distance in the direction of the pasture then wheel suddenly and gal lop back to the house, throwing bis bead high In the air and neighing with all his migui. The farmer called one of his men aud the twain started in the direction indicated by the horse. When Jack saw that bis meaning was under stood he capered around with delight, rubbed his nose against his master's yt vT-.»?-:' Jnck nnd HI» PInymnte. cheek and then went off at full gallop In the direction of the herd that was still out of sight. Evidently he wanted to tell his four-footed companions that helip was coming, as he soon returned and for the rest of the way went along quietly in advance of the two men. When the men reached the scene of the trouble they found that Betsy and j her calf had somehow got into a bog or quagmire and were unable to extri cate themselves. The supposition was that the inexperienced calf had strayed into the bog nnd Betsy, while trying to help him out, had become involved. A rope was needed to help the creat ures to liard ground, and In order to bring It as soon as possible the farmer mounted to JacK's bare back and with out bridle or halter rode to the farm house to procure it. Jack was a high spirited animal, and when under the saddle used to prance aud show off, but on this occasion he realized that It was no time for play, and went along ns demurely as possible. In due time Betsy and ner calf were extricated from their trouble, and the farmer says that their equine friend danced a jig for joy. To Amateur Musician*. Girls who are fond of music are often undecided about which iustru men they should learn to play. It seems so much more clever to be able to play the violin than the piano that it is frequently chosen where the stu dent would do much better with the latter instrument. Unless you have decided musical talent attempt noth ing but the piano. It will take you many years to become proficient on that, but few men or women ever gain equal skill with any Instrument on which, in addition to learning the notes, they must learn bow to make them. Besides, although musicians claim that the violin Is sweeter, the piano and organ are the only instru ments which represent many in one, and, therefore, give some idea of or chestral harmony. Moreover, a recent critic declares that no woman can hope to equal men in playing the vio lin; for she cannot hold the instru ment as well. He also points out that, even when handled In the best man ner possible, a woman looks awkward when playing. As to the harp, musicians say it is the hardest Instrument to learn and the easiest to forget. It has also the disadvantage of getting out of order nt most Inconvenient tin es. The wrtf er has been at a concert where a per former, who lias a fame extendin; over the entire country, broke two strings during one number of the pro gramme. The first entailed a wait of fifteen minutes, and no sooner had the performance recommenced than an other string snapped, and the harpist was obliged to leave the platform. For private life the harp can seldom be enjoyed, except in one's own home, for It is difficult to transport lie instru ment from place to place. As to the guitar, mandolin and banjo, while some may learn to play brilliantly, these instruments are too often used by those ignorant of ail musical rules ond who play merely by ear. After all. there is nothing like the piano, and patient practice on this instru ment will secure for every one a de gree of proficiency that will certainly give pleasure. But you must learn it. not as an accomplishment, but with as much earnestness as if it were reading, writing or arithmetic. Tims learned, you can never forget it, anil when, in after years, you feel that fingers are stiff, a little exercise, such as teachers give to those studying, will limber the stiff joints and the old skill and the old pleasure will come back to you. and you will say it was well worth all the time and patience ex pended. When It lltiiiiM. There is no doubt that all animals, wild or tame, four-footed or with wings, have a deep-seated aversion to rain or wet weather. Even waterfowl will seek a dry hiding place when it rains. IHd you ever watch the actions of cattle before a big stonnV If so, you must have seen them grow more and more uneasy as the clouds threatened. You also saw tliem run up and down the field, as if seeking to escape Some impending danger. Finally, when the storm does come, they draw closely to gether, aud, with lowered heads, prê tent a picture of despair. When it rains the domestic animals always keep indiors, or. failing that they seek shelter by the barn or under trees In the woods, or beneath the ing around for shelter. If the storm comes suddenly, the small and help hedges nnd thickets—In short, in any convenient place where they are not entirely exposed to the downpour. It is the same with fowls. They dis like the rain, which soaks their feath ers. They seek sheltered places and creep under wagous and squeeze in be hind boxes and boards. Chickens do not mind wetting their feet, as they w'll scratch the muddy ground, soon nfter a shower, in search of worr.is and bugs. Wild birds do their best to keep out of the rain. They find shelter In many ways. Some of them build a roof over their nest, in which they keep more or less dry. Others choose a bouse under the eaves, or under a projecting cliff, where tliey are safe from the discom forts that the rain brings. But most of them are without any adequate shelter that is the result of their own forethought. They take refuge in any place that they happen to Und at haiui. If you watch them before the coming of the storm, you will see them look less ones seem bewildered, flying from tree to tree and from limb to limb, quite unable to make up their minds to a temporary hiding place.—Our Ani mal Friends. Little Cowboy, About fifty years ago a little boy - 7 , lived on the eastern side of the Con- j neetieut river in Massachusetts, near the New Hampshire line. His father was one day stricken down with apoplexy, and died sudden ly. His poor widow had nine children to clothe and feed. It was a sad home, with no father to get bread for so many hungry mouths. How was the i poor mother to keep her little flock to- ' gether? She bad a brave heart and struggled on as best she could. The children were brave, too. One of them named Dwlght, when but six years old, went r. - on his own accord and agreed witli a Mr. Alexander to drive four of live cows to and from his pasture on the mountain side, a dis tance of more than half a mile, for a ceut a day; anu did it all the season, i except some rainy days, when bis I brother George, who was some five years older, and worked out for l'J'i cents a day, drove them for him. Dwlght had no trouble about driving the cows, though the farmer's son, who did the milking, used to shake him up sometimes for routing liim out too early in the morning. God took care of the mother and the children; nnd the little cowboy who was up and about bis business in the morning is known all over the world as Dwight L. Moody, whose home and seminary are near the place where he was lHirn, and near where lie. a bare footed ln>y, drove the cows for a cent a day so many years ago. he cracked with the teeitli. Nut ciack Cracking; Nota. With the exception of peanuts and soft shell almonds nuts should never ers are cheap and teeth are dear or ought to be to those who are so fortu nate as to have teeth which are sound. It is a wise provision of nature which civilization sometimes evades that we have to crack and pick out the kernels of nuts. One grows weary before enough can be eaten to entail serious damage. But In cities so great has been the demand for labor saving de vices that there are those who make a business of cracking nuts. They be come so expert that they seldom break a kernel even of the brittle and much twisted hickory. As those who have cracked nuts must have discovered there are right ways and wrong ways of placing the nut to receive the crush ing blow. If it is your duty to crack nuts, and such work generally falls to the lot of the sunall boy or girl, don't be careless and put the nut In just as it happens to tit. but place it so that it will be most likely to #plit In half with the grain of the shell. You may not be able to get the kernel out whole even then, but you may lie sure you will not if you crush it against the grain of the shell. .. . . . . .. , Uiat some trespasser lmd scattered of ,?' hlt 1 e 1>apel ' °T ! but It took only a second glance to re veal the truth about the silken webs and the sagacity of the little creatures, which bad thus gone into camp during the night.—Nanci Lewis Greene. Silken Tents. It had rained five days in a steady drizzle, and out on the terrace the spi ders had crept into tiny holes in the ground, where they sullenly remained all day long, not even venturing forth in quest of a stray fly for a meal. At dusk on the fifth day the rain ceased, leaving the earth and atmosphere full of moisture. The wise little spiders came out then, worked in the mystic silence of the night a wondrous spell, and lo, when the morning sun began to dispel a dense mist, there, in the grass, num berless white silken tents were spread. They had lieen pitched, one above each hole in the ground, and It pleased me to fancy that this was to protect the occupants from the heavy dews of the night, which now lay thickly upon the webs, sparkling like cut gems in the sunlight. At first one received the Impression Hin Aftgrnvntinit Nickname. The disadvantage of having a nick name applied in early youth was never better illustrated than by the experi ence r8 h "Bat^' 0 McKee." 0r t^s n no\Ta S resb i dent of New York city and is a stout youngster of nearly twelve, With a great fondness for base ball and other 'nee of the toy wh^vas known in the Vblte House "six or seven years ago athletic sports. Ills life would be as pleasant us that of any other boy of that, age were it not for the infantile nickname which clings to him like an incubus. On all occasions his play mates use it, and even his elders some times hail him with the hated appella tion. But by far the most galling part of the business is that the people all over the country ignore the flight of time nnd keep sending him gifts only fitted for the nursery. Dolls, rattles, rubber rings and high chairs are among the things that cause positive torture to the grandson of the ex-president, aud it is hinted that he handles them any way but gently in his wrath. It is not iiiqMjssible that the name will cling to him until manhood, and all liecause newspaper writers chose to saddle him with a nickname. i ' ! I j j "Wellelit III I -'oot llnll. The greatest danger, apart from j those which arise from the abuses ! that all lovers of this manly sport con demn. comes from inequality In weight of players. Men should never be al lowed to play with boys, nor big boys with little ones. The rules which re quire the average weight of teams to be given in the challenge may often be nullified by the challenging team hav ing two or more members so much heavier than the others that the aver age does not fairly represent the play ers. By this menus teams composed mainly of young and slender boys meet antagonists whose bulk aloiie creates serious danger.. , SCIENTIFIC MATTERS. USEFUL, INFORMATION ABOUT SCI ENCE AND INDUSTRY. Ventilntion nnd Snnltnry System of Rnllrond Cnm—Electricnl ln»trnc tt. ii in the RnHNlaii Army—New Bi cycle Sent»—Obntinntc Thu»ii|»ln«f. Prof. S. II. Woodbridge says that ventilation in railway cars is most In efficient. depending, as it often does, uiKHi the speed of the car aud the di rection of the wind; but the public will be much worse off in t Iiis respect with in the next few years unless the rail way companies are compelled to fke proper steps for the ingress aud egress of a suitable supply of air. The de velopment of high speed in railroad service will soon cause a change in the construction of cars. -As the air re sistance will have to be reduced to the minimum, a smooth and unbroken sur face will have to be given to the out side of the car, which will probably as sume a wedge-shaped form. The sup ply of the air must then be as little as possible affected by the movements of the cars or the wind; the air must be ontinuous and regularly supplied in continuous and regularly suppiioa in j onerous quantity, the action of the system being plenum rather than vacuum, In order to reduce the inward leakage of cold air, smoke, dust and cinders. The air will be filtered, and in cold weather, electrically heated, and will probably lie sent through the car by the action of a high efficiency i fan, run by electric motor, the dynamo ' lieing run* by a belt from the axle There will be no draughts, and the temperature of the car will be always under control. It Is found that imagination plays a large part in ventilation effects, and any system planned to give the surest and highest satisfaction should furnish ocular evidence of its existence and its action. Prof. Woodbridge Is of the i opinion that any successful car venti I lating system will bave to Include self announcing means, so as to enlist the Imagination in its favor, and to put an effective stop to window raising, that fatal disturber of the working of arti ficial ventilation. It has long been the popular belief that railway cars, especially sleepers, were bot-lieds of disease; in fact, that the traveler took great chances of In fection from the swarms of bacilli which they harbored. E. C. Jordan has taken all the plausibility out of this idea by a description of the cleaning of railway cars in Boston, Chicago aud St. Louis. Ou the arrival of the car at the terminus the windows are opened and the linen and carpets temoved. In the morning, after airing the car all | niglit. the mattresses, blankets and I curtains are thrown out. placed on a rack, and thoroughly beaten on both sides. Meanwhile the springs are taken out and dusted and Wiped out with a wet and then a dry cloth. The floor is next brushed and washed, and all the wood work is washed with cas tile soap. The closets are then disin fected nnd the windows, which have beeu carefully cleaned, are again opened, and the berths partly lowered. The car remains in this way about an hour liefore It leaves the yard. Then the carpets which have been beaten are brought back and put down, and the car itself is again wiped with a woolen cloth inside and out. The cars are completely renovated every four or six months. If an invalid occupies a berth the conductor reports the na ture of the complaint If it is conta gious, the car is laid off and sent to the works; but if it is not contagious the bedding and curtains* only are sent to the works for examination and ren ovation. Inspectors are very rigorous about the sanitary condition of the cars. So important is this subject re garded that the Wagner Palace Car company has a school where employes are instructed in the proper cleaning and ventilation of cars. Hardening' Steel by Gnu. Consul Monnglian, of Chemnitz, re ports that the Germans are Interested in a new process for hardening steel by means of gas. The invention orig inoted with the famous French steel j and Iron firm, Schneider & Company, of Creusot. It is a well-know fact that gas, under great heat, deposits carbon in solid form. Upon this depends its light effects, and also the formation of the so-called retort graphites, a thick covering of pure carbon on the walls of the gaslight retort. The gas that strikes the retort walls deposits part of its carbon upon them. This is the fact upon which Schneider bases his very useful invention—a process _ , for cementing together (uniting) steel armor plates. I It is said to be very important in j the production of armor plates to have j them compartively soft Inside and | hard outside. This hardening Is ob- ; tainable by the application of carbon. Formerly the process of hardening consisted in covering the plates with layers of coal and heating tliem till they glowed. Schneider's process puts two plates into a furnace, one on top of the other, with a hollow space be tween. Tills space Is made gas tight by means of asbestos packing put on around the edges, and the plates are heated red hot. while a stream of light i the gas Is K>'eedlly taken up by the J* ""V' 0 Ä" 5 "«? w <' "f.. J™ „ > r ™> T} J* glowing plates until they are thickly covered. The depth of this carbon covering can lie regulated by the amount of gas admitted. Iu order to secure regular and uniform action durng the process, and to prevent the pipes that, carry the gas to the hol low space from absorbing any of the carbon, they are insulated in other pipes through which water is con stantly circulating. It Is believed that this simple and rapid carboniz ing process will soon be applicable to many other branches of the steel in dustry. I . , I Many European nations, recognizing the Inevitable importance of electricity j Klcctrlcnl intructlon In the K um h in it Army. in the wars of the future, have estab lislied electrical departments, where instruction is given to the sub-officers of both the army and the navy. Rus sia has at length fallen into line, and lis army authorities have decided to oi>en a scientific branch of the service lion of a lieutenant gen ünder~thedir eral, two major generals and five offi cers of lower grades, who will devote themselves to working out the applica bility of electrical discoveries to war purposes. An electroteclinical school lias also been Instituted under the su pervision of a major general, for the purpose of giving a nineteen months' course of Instruction to thirty-live lieu tenants and sub-lieutenants of en ginesrs. Another notable feature of the school is that It will give a special electrical training Iu the handling of war appliances to a company recruited from meehaulcs and from selected non commissioned officers of engineer», who wil 1 afterward return to their reg iments and there be available as In structors. Til's recognition of the ne cessity of having lighting men availa ble who can handle the material they have to tight with brings to mind the admirable suggestion made a few years ago by Lieut. Bradley Flske, the luvenfror of the range-tiniler, that a corps of eleeticians should lie formed who should be Instructed In the elec trical handling nnd lighting of war ships, so as to supplement in time of war the very limited number of men who were able lo do so. Hitherto naval lighting has been done by sailors; in future it will be done by electrical en gineers. A New Trolley Mall Car. Many cities have already used the electric car for carrying mail to the post office, li it Boston is makln a netv dep:' "ture In the shape of a mail car designed for the receiving of mall direct from the bands of the collectors. The car will run on schedule time to certain points along the Hue, and It will thus lie easy for the collectors to meet it at these points and turn their mail Into It instead of into the several sub-stations. The mall will be can celed and assorted on the car, and left for Immediate dispatch at the central office or some railway station. ,Y U,U1 l " 0 car " ils straight sides, like a reg ular railway post office, which gives plenty of floor space and room for hanging pouches. It will have a full complement of tables, cases and racks, but its most important feature will lie a canceling machine. The current which drives and lights the car will feed the electric motor to run the can celing machine, which will have a capacity of 40,0tK) cancellations per hour. By this plau it Is expected that letters will be delivered on an average an hour sooner than if they were taken to the substations and handled in the old way. Nt it Bicycle Senta. A cycle seat, built on an entirely new principle, is being placed on the market, it Is known as the automatic, because it is said to adjust itself to the movements of the rider's legs. The saddle is composed of a carry J"* b ® r l'Üln'T?? * it; 18 nt llfc t The Newest utcycu sent, | angles, a nd two seats that work au I toiuntlcnlly to tills bar, adjusting themselves naturally to the form ol the rider aud the movement of his less. The company claim it is as slm pie and comfortable as an old-fnsli tonrxi rocker, and the rider sits unor a chair rather than upon a rail. It Is constructed of wood, finished with rubber enamel. Another seat, built on the same idea, The Pnenmattc Cycle Sent. Is also shown, known as the pneumat le, ns It is inflated and makes a con> fortable cushion seat. ObMtinntc Thumping:. Sometimes an engine which usually runs well develops ail obstinate pound or thump, which persists in spite of all the doctoring that can be done to tj ie machine. In vain the engineer will go from the wrist pin to the cross head, and from eccentric to bearing. Even the fly-wheel and the manner in which it is keyed upon the shaft will be Investigated to see if the thump Is located therein. After all these things have been tried in vain, just give the engine a trifle more compression aud note the result. Probably it will cure or make it worse. In the latter case change the valve again and give a little less compression than there was before. In nineteen cases out of twen- j ty the change in compression will do j the ^ business. The philosophy of the business is this: The compression is ' loo little or to great to allow the eu K'ue to run smoothly over the centre; a life-preserver. The apparatus gives nnd at that point the piston gives a "yank," which causes wrist pin and connection nnd sometimes the main bearing to vibrate to the extent of the lost motion, forming the thump or pound, which is so objectionable to the good engine «inner. Automatic I.lfe Saver. M. De Ropp has utilized the lique faction of gases in the manufacture of the wearer entire liberty of movement until the moment arrives when the life preserver is required. It consists of a belt or sack of rubber which is nor mally tlacid and pliable, but which re ceives at the desired moment a quan tity of liquid methyl chloride which, on expanding, is sufficient to complete ly inflate the sack. The liquefied gas Is contained in a small flask terminât- j ing in a fine point which is introduced j iito the sack. A knife is held in place h y a spring which is kept in position j by a ring of filter paper which is de- ! stroyed on coining in contact with the | water. The knife, actuated by the j spring, on being released by the band j of paper> fa n s on a.glass point, break- | la> , The liquid then escapes into the sack, and, assuming the gaseous state, completely inflates it. The de vice can be disguised so as not to be roticeable. ILont the Job. "So you want a position iu my of fice ?" "Yes, sir." "Do you cliew?" "No, sir." "Then I can't hire you; I won't have a man in my employ that I can't bor row tobacco from."—New York Re corder. lloraeruiliNh Gone Up. Walker (reading paper)—I'm glad to see that beef is cheaper. G rumble ton (readiug paper)—Tluit's all right, but I see that horseradish has gone up. TÏIIB KISS. Sweet Phyllis, one bright summer day, Upon a rose a kiss impressed; A butterfly which chanced that way In turn the blushing bud caressed. It stole the kiss and straightway flew, Oh, tickle heart! Into a glade, And there, upon n violet blue, In eestney the kiss it laid. The zephyrs sighing through the trees, The floweret's tender fragrance sips; The kiss is wafted ou the breeze, And tluds a home upon my Hps. And now, whene'er your face I see, 1 feel oppressed by weight of debt. To think I've kept your kiss with me So long and not returned It yet. It has deprived me of my bliss, Has caused my throbbing hear! to burn Say but the word and 1 the kiss With compound Interest will return. —Boston Traveller. r U UNNA AND HER LION. %«%%% It is not often that we hear of a man retiring to rest, poor and in difficulties, rising in the morning rich and inde pendent. Vet such was my experience a few years ago, when, on sitting down to my frugal breakfast, 1 found a letter on the table which Informed me that a distant relative was dead and had left me the bulk of his prop erty. With what satisfaction did I now look forward to my next and final in terview with certain small creditors, whose claims, enforced with a perti nacity, worthy of a better cause, had long tilled my heart with bitterness and made my life a vertible burden. Now all was changed, and I awaited with complacency the weekly visit of my landlady and relished in anticipa tion the Niagara of words she was wont to let loose on my devoted head, as, with endless Iteration, she an nounced ns yet further deficiency in her rent roll, and her determination to "stand it no longer." Never after to-day should I be dis tressed with my tailor's demonstra tions on the doorstep, or my cobbler's antics in front of the house; from henceforth they became creatures of the past, and the lodging that knew them would know them no more tat least as far as 1 was concerned). But after a time I found the mono tony of my new existence rather irk some, for unfortunately, I had no hob by to fall back upon, and I did not care to embark in business. I soon wearied of visiting the various places of amusement, nnd of walking up and down the streets and squares of Lon don, with other devices for killing time. It was while taklr g one of these aim less journeys that an nccident occur red which entirely cTianged the whole course of my existence, and rescued me from the life of uselessness into which I had drifted. One morning I found myself in the booking office of St. Pancros Station. A young lady was just taking a ticket for Vork, when she dropped bei' purse. In stooping down to pick it up for lier, the thought flashed across me, "Why not take a ticket for York, too?"' The next minute I bad done so, and soon found myself in the same compart ment with lier. She sat close to the window, anxiously scanning the faces of all who passed. Presently the the guard blew the whistle, and Just as we were about to start, two men rushed past and scrambled Into the train, higher up the platform. But what a change had come over my fair companion. She was deathly pale, and was evidently struggling against a fainting fit that I made no scruple about proffering my assis tance. After a time she came round, and we gradually got into conversa tion, and she proved very communica tive, I soon learned the object of her Journey. "I have." she said, "inherited a law suit, in which a large estate is involv ed, and the only thing that stands between me and my rights Is the proof of a certain marriage, and that I have not as yet succeeded in obtaining. Yes terday I received a message from an old lady In York, who, it appears, is now lying on her death-bed, who begs that I will see her at once, as she has something of the utmost importance to tell me, and that something I feel certain is the very information I am in search of. With that in my pocket, the suit is won, and I become the mis tress of Wetlierby Hall aud estate, which for many years have been in the possession of my cousin, John Hardy, who was one of those men who just ran past the window." The interest I felt in my companion was in no way diminished by the fact that she was very pretty, being tall. fair and possessed of the most laugh ing gray eyes that man ever looked into to Iiis soul's undoing. I begged she would allow me to assist lier in any way that lay in my power, as it was only but too probable that Hardy's presence on the train boded no good to her, even if it was not a \ source of positive danger. I also re minded her that she had already, to some extent, given nie lier confidence, which I looked upon as an assurance that,, although n perfect stranger, she felt that she could trust me. This she assured me she had done from the first, and said how glad she felt when I entered the carriage. We exchanged cards, and I then learned that lier name was Una Wetlierby. So, after some laughing and pleasant chat, it was agreed that we should assume the characters of "Una and the Lion." | After studying the position for a short time. I came to the conclusion ! that the first thing to be done was to ascertain, if possible, what Hardy's movements were likely to be. Accord ingly, when the train stopped, I made my way to the carriage where he and J iiis companion were seated. Fortu- 1 nately, as it happened, the compart ment" was full, so I took my seat in the next one. which was empty. The carriage was one of a nearly obsolete class, in which a single lamp, when lighted, did duty for the two • -ni partments: consequently the <>> -ig made for its reception formed a con venient "Judas-hole" for listeners. At the next station many passengers alighted and Hardy and his friend were left by themselves. "Alone at last" said Hardy, "and we must make the most of our oppor tunity for a quiet talk. As soon as we I each York, we'll leave the train, and I'll run up into the city to see about old Betty Wilson's funeral. I am glad she has*gone, as I never felt sure of her, notwithstanding the hush money I have paid her for the last fifteen ! ! I I : I have paid her for the last fifteen j years. At i :R.> we take frnin foi Al ston. where we trrive about 8, the church we are bound for being only a short walk from the station. As soon as that is reached I place myself un der your direction, ns. of course, your profesisonal experience will at once Indicate the course to be pursued." "Trust me," said his companion, whose name was Bill; "there's not a church or u clmpel either that I c ould not break iuto or out ofS for the matter • of that." "But to business." continued Hardy. "What 1 have got to do won't take long, as removing a leaf of a register 'can't occupy much time. It seems to me the real difficulty is, how are we to get at it?" "Nothing easier if you, go to work the right way. I always choose a night when the organist is practicing. I then slip in,, and the rest follows lu due course." "Well, 1 don't care how it is done, "So that's your plan of operations, is it?" I thought to myself as 1 left the carriage and hurried back to Miss Wetlierby, who was anxiously await ing my return. Unable to restrain my excitement, I seized both her hands, exclaiming: "Allow me to congratulate the Mis tress -if Wetlierby. I have learned everything you wanted to know, and that from the lips of llardy himself. The old lady you propose to visit is dead, so now I would suggest that we at once proceed to Alston, In the par ish church of which Is the register, and contains what you want." I then 1c Id her what Hardy was contemplat ing, and iMilnted out to er that, with the two hours' start that we should have, we ought to be prepared for him at all poiuts. On arriving at York. Hardy aud his companion left the train, and went at once into the city, and Miss Wetlierby and I started for Alston, which was leached lu about half an hour. The lirst thing we did. was to go to the police station, nnd, having laid the case before the superintendent, lie put on his hat and requested us to accom pany him to the rectory. On sending in his card, we were at once shown into the library, the rector nppeariug shortly after. In a few words the of ficer put him In possesison of the facts of the case, and requested Ills kind as sistance. This was readily promised, and then the superintendent proceed ed to lay his plans before him. "The lirst tiling," he said, "will be to furnish Miss Wetlierby with the copy from the register that she requires. Next we must get the organist to have ^a practice from S until I). The rest of the arrangements I will see to." "As regards the organist," replied the rector, "1 shall have to consult mv daughter, who holds that appointment. It will be rather a trying position for a young lady to be sitting there alone, knowing what is going on below." "I will sit with lier," said Miss Wetlierby, "if 1 may be allowed, as It is only fair that I should share the annoyance and danger, if there are to be any." "The very thing," said the superin tendent. "and then you can let your friend know when to cease playing, which will be soon after the men have entered. As regards Hardy's companion," lie continued, addressing the rector, "1 strongly suspect lie is no other than 'Bill the Turnkey,' as be Is called, who is wanted for other rob beries." A little before 8. we were all in our places, Miss Wetlierby and lier friend being in the organ loft, while the su perintendent', his men' and myself were hidden away in and about the vestry. Before long we had almost forfeotten the object of our being so strangel.v brought together, as we lis tened to the magnificent rendering of Mozart's Requiem, for the rector's daughter was no ordinary musician. Soon, however our attention was at tracted to stealthy footsteps coming iip the gravel path, and presently the door opened and Hardy and his'com panion crept in and hid themselves iu one of the pews. Shortly after the or gan eea«ed, and the ladies came down and left the church, locking us all in, In acordance with the superintendent's direction. Just about midnight the two men made their way cautiously to the ves try. which was looked. It did not take long for so expert a cracksman as Bill the Turnkey to open the door, and after a similar process had been gone through with the cupboard, the parish register lay lief-.re them. "Well, while you're groping your way through that musty old liook, I'll just look round nnd see what I can pick up. I hate being idle, I do." "So this is the register." said Hardy, "and upon a simple entry in its pages depends the future ownership of Wetlierby, Now for It. "Eighteen hundred and seventeen. That won't do. Nineteen, that's near er. Twenty, twenty-one. That's the year. Month, February, Ah! here It is!" "Halloa," shouted Bill, as lie sudden ly found himself hurled to the ground by the superintendent who lost no time in securing him. At the same time the constables and I rushed upon Hardy, who, snatching a pistol from bis breast, fired, haphazard, among us, the bullet finding a resting place In my right lung. It was long ntter I heard the sequel to the night's adven ture, which may be summed up in a few words. Hardy and his companion were tried, convicted and sentenced to long terms of penal servitude, and Miss Wetlierby became the acknowl edged owner of the Wetlierby estate. ,, , , . \ J™ JL b ÄJL or feet crossed the threshhold of Wetlier by Hall. As for As for my unfortunate self, I was taken to a hotel, where for a long time my health was despaired of. Iu vain seemed the doctor's constant attention, aided though it was by the tender nursing of gentle Una. At length a day came, and with it the crisis of my fate. Una sat by my bedside, her hand in mine, 1'or there was no at tempt at concealing our feelings to ward each other now. 4 just recollect saying: " 'Tis hard to part, dear Una." "Oli. don't die." she exclaimed pas sionately; "live. live, for my sake." And I did. too. for here I am. Squire of Wetlierby. And if further proof were needed, witness, this pretty child nestling to my heart, whose slim fig ure. fair hair, and laughing gray ever, ever remind me of the mother after whom she is named."—Tit-Bits. >Vhen Von Eat Nut». October is the month of nuts, and for the next few weeks boys and girls in common with the squirrels and mon keys will take a special pleasure iu these delectable seeds. How the four footed gourmands manage it would K» ! hard to say, but human beings litive ! discovered that nuts are not always I digestible. They have also learned I that It is possible to eat nuts in pin : tities and suffer no ill effects by the I simple device «ff dipping the kernels I in salt. If you are curious to know j just how salt aids digestion put a ker nel on a plait; aud with salt. j A(wo ' t|liw hotl ,. s V((l , will S(1(1 j ( j become a soft, pulpy ' 1 j |u tol | !si „ n ! , . . 1 ,l( '-'r hollj has r.uicufsio i . of the bwnin. I Algy—Yaas. poor clmp. two twains of 1 thought collided.—New York Ra^irdei-.