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A T.le of English Life.
13y Waltor B3esat.
CUAI'TER . -- Cnutinued. to t
"When pco e have got no money nov
Cl~y must keep ihomeclves. The Dean fao
--canse to cee us thjs morning. You n-.
know there was no one respected father cer
more than the 1), an. lie .ays that weo ha`
we must Le brave and make the best of at
things." Ste
"Ye3-but, my thild. I cannot bear to k, <
think of your having to work. These sou
pretty hands should do uo.hiug but play re
with pretty things."
"As for Naomi." said the owner of the wa
pretty hands, "she is so ,lever with her vat
necdlo that she I quite sure to get a box
good place so.r.ewlhere. She says that -r
bhe could no: take a situation in the fro
iown to be reminded all day long low of
wo have come down. So she will go o r.:
London, a.d I m,u-st go wilh her. Then 1 ap'
shall be near you, Harry; and Icerhaps- Ici
pe:lhap3--- It
"Perhaps what, dear?" lot
"Perhaps, bI'fore long, you will tLe e
able to tike :we away for goo i, and th'n ca
I will work at notihling h:rder than to ac
plea se you, dear." at
"Dear E-utlt, I e.t3.i for nothing better. lra
There could be nothing better. But-" if
"You have not told your people about Nc
me? Why not tell th'm and have done. sic
They can but refuse to call upon me, I ha
suppose." li
"You don't understand, dear ch:ll. w<
They are atnbitious. 'They want to get
into society, you see, and they expect th
me tit help them. Well, we are rich pli
enough, I suppose, and we've got a big qu
house in Palace Gardens, but my grand- th
fatheir kept a shop. We are only in pe
trade as It i 1 although we have our of
oallees and 9ur clerks instead of our to
counter anr our Fhoptren. See now, NS
Ruth, my father will g.vo me a partner- ki
ship whtn I ant-ive and twenty. That W
is in Elx mornthis; then I shall be inde- hi
pendent. Let us get tlo:,g, sontmhow, 1"
till then. I cannot have my darling or- ht
dtired about tby coxe st oundrel shop- th
walker, or. w..rkiag heir lingers to the
bone." i
Ti:o girl shook her heal. .
"Naomi would not hear of such a to
th:n-," she said, "unless it was properly c'
undtcrtocd and was acknowledgdcl. No, m
Harry, I must be incependcnt of you ut
until- ?"
"JIf I'can afford to mainta!n you dear, (
why r, ot at
"No, not even if I have to go lower o .
down the ladd.r, Harry. Can't you so I ri
that it is impossible? I can wait for
you. And I don't suploie that I shall cl
drag you d' wn with me, shail I?"' c
She said this v'i!h a laugh, but like
many lght words they were prophetic. t
She was, aithou:gh she," knew, it not, to
drag himn io ver-lo.v-r; he: hand was 11
to be upon h:s head pushing him down, It
down, d ;w. cr
"Let us go home," she said. "Alas, i
Nromt is go:ng through the things. They d
all bloug to tohe credit ra-even thi[i
o.d b(ot on the shelves-even thilt d(
swing in the garln-ali except our own p
c!oihes; even the scat undit r the mul- b
I erry tree. In a day or two we shall go s
out of the old home-weo two to&ether.
What will Loecume of us? What shall we
"You are not without friends," raid l
the )oung man; "you have mle.
The wind freshened and the rain beat
upon theor faces. I
"I am full of terrors," said the girl.
"It seems as it something dreadful
would happen to mec."
S" ou have me to protect you, Itutih."
Hler lover's words were trave., but
romehow they lacked that subtle qualit f
which insures confitdlenc. I
"Yes, Harry, I have you, snd you have t
your own reople as well: anl they atel
pot like y to "welcome the taughter of i
the ecuitry bookseller. Let me go home."
Th" chief-the sole partner-the heaid
of the house-sat in his private otlice.
* if
No pluly or smokling room of any count
ing hou:e was more eomfortably fur
iuhied than this private office. A pile
of letters unansuawered layv upon the I
grear table beside the blotting pad; a
shallow basket contained the letters
which hlo had wr:tten or signed: there
wcre tuodles of Fapres t:cd up and in
dtorse 1. On e:ither side of the fireplace
was a I ng, !oa' chair; on, a small taIle
In the window stool the luncheon tray.
Tne chief ha.l ta'ien b' chop and p:nt o.
claro;, and wps noid eitt;ing In one of
tl:ose low chairs, his feeoot stretched out
before him in complote physical ease.
In th.Ž rooms witLout he knew that his
Ianamg r.s, heads of departments, and
clerks wereo all diligantly at work for
him. It n:' zes a min comfortable only
to thblik that people are at work forhinm.
Most of sr., when we are not ourselves
at work I ave got the feel:ng of unprofit
able s6lrv:ee. Not EO Mr. John StoOke,
of Threidneedle street, city. He knew
that his peple were wr orking for him to
what Is cailad a pretty tune. As he
rolled h13 cigar between his lips that
tune meled'ojilytung In his ears. The
same tune trings out every day for all
the great city merohints. It was first
set as a carillon by.Diak Whittlntgton in
the 'tofwe o St. MtohMl's, Paternoster
Z.oy. 1, for the solace and deleotstion of
all rkh merehants for all tme, and to
S turn away their thoughts frpm the para
ble ot Div as. The worde ol the tano
c ,en tnly'bs heard by rich men, t-at I
have be. n tld that they are .omneth'ag
Sat Iolo is: "lIercliant. take thiln
easa while the tresare grows, wise
is he who reas a wtat another
sows." 1 LolI'v there is I-ster
to the same effect.' Mr. John Stoke was fati
now a man of 55 or so. The kind of the
faoe and the expression upon it are not
ounommon in the city-they b liong to a
certain type of city men-and those who
have it are gt nerally succes-ful. It is
a masterful face. If any of Mr. John
Stoke's servants fail in their duty they
know bt tter tha:n to ask for juery front
such a face. Nelson himself did not
reckon more confidently than Mr. John
Stoke on every man do:ng his duty. [H
was not exactly popular with his seer
vants, because he bought his labor as he
bought his gcols-at the cheapest rate
-and because he exacted from labor, as
from goods, the utmost profit. The law
of political economy, a hich smakes i
r.an buy in the cheapest market, when
I app.ied to labor, does L.ot, stomehow,
lead to a contented and happy servic .
It is a law, when a1pled, which only al
lows people to ie happy when it is bro
ken. A good many laws, moral, loliti- aI
cal and doctrinal.loSe('s. the same char
acterictic. Not o ly likes being bought
at the cheapest; we all t '.nt a lancy ar
price to be put upon our work, especially
if we have grown pray in the service.
t Now Mr. John Stoke allowed no allu- te
slois on this sub:c(.t in his offle, and t
[ had no re pect for gray ha'rs or for Inel
length of service, or for anylh:ug in the
world except his own inter s:s.
t He lay back in his chair and watched sa
t the wreaths of smoke, listening to that dl
n pleasant tune-the parable of l.ives
quite forgo:ten. Presently he began to
think. Mr. John Stoke was one of those
I persons who are gitdl with the power ul
r of thought. Out cf politen~ss we p:'c
r tend that everybody Las this power.
Not co; othlerCw:s, t:e majority of man
kind would notl 1 e as sheprurning in '
t whitheesover they are driven, andni
- bleating at their leatlet's couirandl. But I
let ame continue to be olite. This man
had a little coup in his mind, a triflo m
that wou'd probably bring him in
twenty thous:anti or so, and hie was t:rn- I
ing it over to as to get at the best p:ints
of handling it. The warmth and corn
a fort of fireside, lunch, and cigar send !
y come men in:o mental bleep. To thi.
u, imn they only gave the opportunity of 9
u un:nterr'pted thought.
Presenty the deo: openol and a
·oung man etood in the doorway-a tall le
Ian 1 hanisonmo youn:g man-you have
tr already shcn him in the walk by the
o river side.
nr "Come in, Harry, come in," said the g
11 chief, pleasantly; "shut the door and
comie in."
"e "Yon said vyo shul'ud want to speak
t. to me a iGtt rfa.f-pa:it two."
S "Yos, I ldi. Well, i y boy, I thl.u.ht
s that we might have a iew worlds, pIer
haps too or th:e>', :tlst to underistanltl
each other. tit down. Tatre a cigar?
, No. Well, you are live-and-twenty to
S(lay, are you not'."
"It is n.y birthday." The young man
1 looked anxious, yet expectant of some
i !pleasing announcemelt. One can only
1- ib five-and-twenty ance is life. Boe
o) sides, thintks hal teen promised.
r. "Yes," his fathler continued, looking
cc critically at the ash of his cigar. "Yes,
yes, five-and-twen:y. I was a partner
il before that age-before we sank the
~hop and became an office."
at "''here was the thop, though, to beo
gin with," said the son.
rl. I"Undotbtodly; an la very good shop,
uI too. We mustn't forget the shop. Not l
likely it will be forgotten. People talk
. alout it when tlhey go lome from cmy
lut dinner parties; wiem they have had a
t fort ight among my birds, with chaRn
I agne up to the eyes (very ni~ght, they
.e ernigger over the shop in the train going.
hie home; when they have been oil a cruise
of in my yacht, with everything of the very
.' best--oh. el the more you do for 'emr
Ithe better they roine:nit c it: the moro
theyv sneer ndl n'gger. Our friends,
cdear boy, will not readily forget the shop.
It is their only con,ilationi wh n they
al conSider the prosperity of the firm. If
O' it wa-n't for feeling how green they get
with envy I'd never have any old friends
in the place at all."
"I don t see why we should want to
forget it, father."
"No, there is no abrolute necessity
for forgetting anything. However, we
are now, Harry, pretty high up the tree.
I don't think there can be many men in
the city likely to cut up better than your
father. Very good, then." He Icoked
at h's son fcr a wh ale minute as it seek
ing for the best way to go on. *Very
gcd, then," he repeated, "I've always
promised and always intended to take
you into partnership ft five-and-tesnty,
and now, Hairy, I have sent for you to
say that I am willing to carry out that
Intention, and to give you a birthday
present worth having."
"Oh," said Harry, with a great s!gh.
"On cundition.s, f course. Hang it,
nt- do you sutpose that I am goinA to admit
ur- any one, even my own sonsl, into my
Alo house-the houset I avee rmadel--to share
the my income, exceet on my own .erms:"
i; a "Well, sir," said Harry, "I always
era supposed you wouid l.ave your own way
era in everything, wlhether I aul to be a
in- partner or not."
ae - "You are right, myloy. My own way
I I mean to have. let those are not miy
'y conditions. Now sit there, end lonut
o' answer a single w id till I've done.
of You've had your fling, Harry; that you
out can'tdeny. You'e lived iu yo:ur own
st. chambeors, and you've, 1ad a gojod allow
his ance, and nobody oe-r asked any nasty
ind ones what you did with your money.
for Very well, then, nowthat's al! ocr. A
nly partner it my house has got to take his
iml. lace-his own plai a, mind-in sm,.ie:y."
es 'he young man tuirned pa:e. "I've been
>lt- offered a baronetcy. 'Well, I won't have
ko, it; I mean to be madea peer. Do you
lew hear that? I shall te Lord Thiungany,
I to and you shall be the Honorable Harry.
Sh- Very well, then'-he marked his seen
hat tences with short pulls at his cigar
The that's underwiood. Next thing, how is
all that peerage to be advarced anl made
rt take a respectable place? Money? -ot
a In nought Land? that isn't enough! Poll
ter ties? I'm too old and you are too stup!d.
n of Tour brother Joe-the Honorable Joe he
I to will be, may take up polities in the fam
'' fly Interest; not you. By marriage, my
kn boY"--the young man again. eannged
at I color, but this.tlim e became cai:nto
ag --"If yotu want to get any go:d out ol
b. your rank youmust marry Into the sanrc
wIse blool asthat into which yoir chtdre,
thO tJh ~ to ors. By marriage, Hnarrfy,
mo £hat'sa feoa4titen., e to my haviuS
1 r~lr rn~yomns mary I~othea-m
my own way, of coureo I shall have my pens
own way. 1 shou'd like to see anybody in
this house wanting to>have any way that His
wasn't mine. You will ha*e to marry to Ho
plea! o mIn. Do that, anl you shall have and
whatever you like-you shall be a part
ner to begin with; you shall have no S
work to do; you shall have fashion, land, arm
anti rank." (ff0
Harry made no reply. HIis color had hoa
now gone back to pallor, und his handl feet
trembled. slal
"'hose are my condiiun," said his "I
father. "HIave you uhything to say?" Wh
Hlis son opened his mouth but no sound 1'
came forth. ma,
"Pt rhaps I can help you, Harry." His so1o
father threw his head back and watched p pus
the blue-white wicatl curling over his i
ae "I am sure I can help you. There
i- at littlc girl you have been tooling o
ttound i months.
face. "1 am sure I can help you. There IYi
is that little girl you have been fooling ,
around for six months." Ht
"\What about her?" fa<
"I know all about her. She's a girl
in an oxford street fancy shop; her sis
t1r is employed at a legent streetdress- ex
maker's. They are respectable girls, we
which makes it the imore dangerous." I
"I've liven my-my word to that girl," be
said Hlarry, but with an apprehensive or
t glance at his masterful father. to
"I don't care what you have given her. tr
LYou've got to get rid of her." b
"I must keep my word." The son got la'
r up and stood before his father with dog
Sged face. i fit
g When two obstinate faces gaze upon
each other, one or the other has got to
give in; evcrybody kn ,ws that.
"I said, Harry, that you'1 e got to get
rid of her. As for your w,rd, or any
Iother mess you may have got into, you St
1 must get out of it the best way you can. at
n 1 suppose money will do it." cc
"I must marry her; 1 will marry her!" it
But there was a weaken ng in his face a
I as his father's look lccame more ob- a
t! tinat".
-Well, sir," said the o!der, "I am not I
I going at ity time to give in to anybody. i
My money s my own, I suppose, to do S1
what I like with. Now, sir, here is my i
ei offer-a partnership, a great future, an r
estate, a peerace, the foundation of a
e family-that is what I offer you, on cer
tain conditions. If you refuse you can h
to go straight out of this oflice and never
i come back again. You shall have no la
ini'ney--not a brass cent. Tlhere's your I
S1hoice; ta':o it. I'!l giv,s you an hour to
m anike s, vour mind-no. I won't' I'll
it give yvo lhalf-an-hour-no, I won't give
Iyou lt v, n a quarter of an hour. Damn
II it all, sir. I'll give you live minutes-
live minutes to choos,'. Now".
I He to ,k out his watch, I;eo of those 5
great gold thing- which you can buy for
na hun'ired and tw nity pounds or there- o
nu abouts, and hell it in hia hand. Harry a
1 , stood before hint, the obstitaey gone
clean out of his a.'e, pale and treai- .
li"Well, sir?" His father put back his
,t watch.
ei "1 Accept the conditions," said the c
0- st'~NO 'Ar arnntaoo.
Sunday afternoon is the time when all
p+ the 'prentice youth of London, male and t
°, female, are walking out together. If it i
tk is summer they are in the park, that of I
P Eattersea, l'in'chiey, I:a:upstead, Vie
i i toria, Wet amni, or Southwark, proudly
n- arnt-in-arm. If it is the wiuter they are
eY on their way "out to tea." 'i his after
no oon 'hou'l have beenu numbered with
0 tose of the sweet ,.pr llg season, be
7 atuse it was nearly the end of April, 1
" it ,ut a cold northeast wind and otccasio,nal
o driinil bh,owers forbade thi: thought of
i p 'inyi. (Oni the nrlrth side of the Pall
"' hall a girl walked upi and down the
She had called at a certain house,
'et and, being turned away, couniinued as if
uds waiting for some one, and resolved to
seo that person, to walt up and downY
to be'ore the houmo. She began about
three in the afternoon; at four, at five,
ity at six, she was still walking there. No
we body noticed her--not even the hall
ee. porters of the Carlton and the Reform
in Clubs oposilte. The evening was o
cur cold that people hurried along the street
red without looking at each other. Besides,
ek- Pall Mall is not a crowded Sunday thor
ory oughfare. Therecforeno one noticed the
aye girl, She wase a fair, I'ght-hatred girl;
ike her features were regular and delicate;
It, hber eyes were blue, her figure rather
to thin, but tall and graceful. If anyone
hat had stopped to Iool at'her instead of
lay hurrying along as if lathed with a whip
by this abominable wind, he would have
A. remarked first-generally, that he re was
it, an extremely pretty girl, and .econdly,
mit that here was a girl in trouble. Indeed,
my if anxiety were ever depicted upon any
arm face, it was uton this girl's lace; an
anxiety which showed itself in a trem
nys bling of the lips, in quick, short sighs
any as she walked, in eager glances along
o a the street as if she were asking when
when would he come?
way It was at seven o'clock, just as the sun
imy was setting aunl tile lessening light like
out a messenger proclaime: the fact from
one.u its htdden lord, that he did come. He
you hurried into Pall Malll from St. James
own street, an' walked rapidly along, look
low- ing down: a young man.
asty "I accept.' he hal replied shortly.
nev. hark that this man, who seemed to the
A i girl so noble and co brave, had bccome
his suddenly at the touch o: Its father's
Y." hand the merest cur uad coward of a
en man; he -haid promised a thing which
iave wanted, to carry it through, the falsest,
you the coldest, the cruelest of hearts. Fear
iy, of p-verty and dread of his father's
ry. anger were the ruling forces which
en- transformed a lover, manly, true and
r- tender, into-a cur. The thing makes
W is one tremble. Under what influences.
nde brother of mice, should we two.put off
hot the armor of the knight and reveal the
Poll- craven tall of the mongrel our?.
pid. Yet this man, who was going to do so
e he mean. and villainous a thing at hi
faa- father's bidding, had so much of hia
Smy father's courage in him that he wa
nged ready to tell the girl in so many words,
neon face to face with her alone, what he
it of meant.
so "Come," he said, "I waes going to writa
Idren to you; ot there would have teen a row
arry. .afterwalr. Better haveitout in wo:da."
ivan "Hry- ha4 Is bt? 'What aa. Lap
pened? Why do you :oak ro strange'-" m
u"Come u, stalic," le led the way. TI
Hits chambers were on lii first floor.
IHe raked up the low ashes of h's lirae Ta
and threw on some coal. I
"Sit down," he said "you must be cold."
She waited for him to take her l hisPe
iarms and k's- her, as was his wont. IIo P'
i ffered no caress at all. hoe sat down,
however, anti warned her hands an Il
feet. She was v\t r cold. Then she
started up again.
"Something has happened, Harry.
What is it? Tell me ins;antly."
It was growing (lark now. The young
man lit the lamp and puled the curtains the
slowly, as if taking as much lime as clo
possible over the 'o''. ne.
"It is a fortnight sinc'e I have heard of an
You cr seen you. What does it mean? Ar
AItl, Harry, I mulst tell you
"Don't tell me anythiug. Look here, lk
iRuth, it's all over."
"All over? BIow can it be all over?" lot
"I say-it is all over." mE
"iio you mean that after all you will
have to acknowle:lgs in without your be
father's permission.' an
"Not quite; I meau what I say, Ruth.
It is all over."
"Harry!" She sprang to her feet, tal
tired no longe, nor cold, but fired with
a sudden strength. "Harry, what do th
you moan?" de
"We had a very pleasant time in the Ti
August holidays, hadn't we, Ruth? I Jo
-hall always look balk to that time in lh
the o!d town when we used to sit anti kt
make love in the garden under the mu:l
terry tree. Yes-I shall nievr have te
such a time again. But that's all over. ic
Pity that good times never last-" fr
"I don't understand you to-day,
Harry. Why can't you look me in the su
face? What have you done?'' t
I .\hen I came ba-k to to'n I found.
eout that it wouldn't do. I couldn't
exactly explain to yo(u wihy it
wouldn't do. litsides, to tell the truth, CO
I hoped it wouldn't do. I might I a'e
been made a partner without conditions al
e or-or anything may happen. The ri
truth is, of course, as I suppose you m
' guess," he raised his eyes and faced her t
t boldly, "that they want me to marry a
Slady." b
S';She receive this brutality without
flinching. e
S Avoid tuch OrnImnents.
S C. V. liyS, of the Royal College of A
u Science, London. speaks of the danger 5
. attending the combination of gun- ii
cotton and camphor when made int' u
buttons. lie says: 1 have received ti
ao letter from the West of England r
describing "a most .extraordinary ad- it
t venture of a lady who was standing i
. near a bright but not blazing fire." a
to She found herself saddenly enveloped k
ýy in smoke, and a gentleman who a
n rescued her and crushed the ignited h
a portion of her dress had his hand I
r-badly burned. The tire was found to t
r f have originated from a spot where a e
,o large fancy button had been. but l
r i which had now disappeared. while a
to simiiar button on the d:ess vws t
'11 scorched. The following rough and B
e ready tesi'; of oae of t!i. tutons I
l i which was iclio:.~dl in the letter are f
-ulllcient to show the danger of this 1
so style of ornament: I
or A gas flame was dlrectel against
e- one side of an iron ring, tilh head of I
ry a common wax math containing I
eo phosphorus was 1laiccl on the ring I
a- about two inches from the llanie, and i
its a piece of the button was similarly
placed at an cqual distance on the
he other side. A second piece of the I
button was also placed on the ring, t
but at twice the distance from the
flame. A small piece of paper was
all laid lightly over each. After five
ad minutes the first piece of the I utton
it ignited and burn.ed with a bright
of flame; after twelve minutes the
ie- !tscoud piece did the same; while,
ily after seventeen nlinutss. the match
cr" head was still unchaniiged. Oil test
i ing it with a light it immendiately
,e! burnt int) flame. Another piece of
if, the button was pinued to the surface
Iat of ":in old duster which was hung
of from a chair in front of ordinary
all bright fire, but otitside the fender
the and at a distance at which the skirts
of a dress might any day be found.
.e, In two or three minutes there was a
Sif cloud of smoke and a hole was burned
w, in the duster.
ye The No 4 ofiur the IJU~laas
o- Mrs. Collins, a Maine girl, who has
ail been out among the Dakotas as a
rm missionary, says the way to civilize
-" the Indians is by nurses rather than
eet by preachersorteachers. Instruction
or- in the care of the sick, the nature of
tohe the disease and the proper use of
irl; medicines releases them from the in
ate: fluence of the "medicine man." It is
her these who, working on the supersti
one tious minds of the Indians, are the
l of greatest obstacles to their civiation.
Thip The Indians hlave been recullarly
s susceptible to -pidemic diseases,
dly, which have created greater ravages
ed, than war and privation cmxbined.
any I Miss Collins instances an epidemic of
an measles in whi.:h cleanlines and
e m- nursing saved every life but that of a
ghs child whose grandmother was a med
ng icine woman. When the influence of
a medicine man ii gone as a healer of
sun the body hlie has lost his power as a
liko spiritual director and the Indian's
ro:n mind is oIpenr to the words of the
Hoe Christian teacher and preacher.
nes New York Sun.
rti. iThickly Populatod..
the The empire of China, covering an
oue aro of 4,000,000 square kilometers,
er's now has a population of 350,000,000,
of a or about 88s inhabitants to the square
hich kilometer. Io-Nan is the most
jear thickly populated province, having
er's about 210 persoas to the square
hich kilometer.
akes I Kot a Land of Ice Only.
Ces, Labrador, a country which we al
t o ways associate with Arctie snow
the drifts, icebergs, etc., has 900 species
lo so of flowering plants, 59 ferns, and over
his 250 species of mosses and lichens.
wa ITIE--I don't see anything nice in
*r, I personal reflection. She-Well, why
She i don't you stop looing in a mirror?
wite Ta1n mnornln stars sang together
rwfor joy, a:ter they aecured their Ion.'
u.. i eoed-tio eaggeasent~.
Perils Encountered.by Five Whalers ee
-Close Quarters Vith a rauther- of 1
Hlcroism n Mines. hin
IlE five whalers who deserted the
their ships in winter quarters aft.
at Herschel Island succeeded so
in reaching the gold mines of to
the Yukon. They staggered into Cir- the
cle City alter having tramped for tail
nearly ia month over the mountains ma
ant. trackless snowy wastes of the hie
Arctic. Physically they were more ant
dead than alive; in appearance more sta
like beasts than men. During their the
long tramp toward Circle City they bra
made a hard light for existence. the
Alter their companion Thomas had hit
been shot and Fitzgerald wounded, the
and the other seven of the fourteen the
who deserted had been captured and ma
taken back to their vessels, the five yo,
who reached the Yukon pushed on for wa
the gold fields with only their rifles to dai
depend on to supply them with food. bo
The live were Anderson, Rae, Schultz, the
Jorgensen and Watson. The story of me
their hardships in erossieg the un
known northern part of the Alaskan rei
terlitory was brought down trom the -ca
north by the miners who returned the
from the Yukon on the Bertha. 18
When they escaped from their pur- de
suers they were undecided about ven- de
turing into the barren country that to
t lay between them and the gold fields. of
For a day or two they remained in for
camp deliberating on a plan of action. a I
While thus engaged a deer stumbled b3
a almost on top of them. Two or three pe
a rifles cracked and the animal fell. It fo
2 meant a fair supply of meat to begin Ai
r the journey with and it decided the fe
question. As soon as the carcass had hi
t been cut up and each man had should
ered as much of the meat as he could m
carry the deserters started for the we
Yukon. al
It was almost in the middle of an si:
f Arctic winter and the men had nearly bl
r 500 miles to travel to reach their goal w
- if they went in a direct line. Over ti
in mountain ridges and glaciers they fe
d tramped and made fairly good prog- hi
1 ress for a week. Then they were caught o0
1- in a blizzard that prevented any travel- fe
g ing for a week. The cold was intense gI
and the men burrowed in the snow to ti
;l keep warm. They were unable to cook
o any of their frozen deer meat and
d hunger compelled them to eat it raw.
d By the time the blizzard had subsided ti
o their stock of provisions was almost
a exhausted and two-thirds of the jour- b
it ney yet before them. a
a On they plunged through the snow, iu
. their fingers and toes frostbitten, and tl
starvation before them. Two days f
yas sed without any of them tasting
ro food. Worn out and helplesss they b
Is laid down in the shelter of an icecrag g
praying for the end. t
st Anderson was half dreaming, be
of numbed with the cold, when he saw a
ag pair of eyed glisten through the gloom
rg not over twenty feet from him. Can- t
1,1 tionsly he raised his rifle and when it t
'ly cracked a large wolf fell in death.
he Eagerly the men skinned the animal
be and soon its steaks were broiling over t
, a moss fire. Tlgst wolf lasted four
he I days, when another was killed. The I
,s meat of the second had been eaten for
vo two days when from the crest of a
on steep ridge the men saw a blue curl of
ht smoke rising from the bottom of a
he valley beyond. The smoke was from I
Peter Hannett's cabin on a branch of
clh the Yukon near Circle City. There
st. the sailors were given a welcome. As
ly soon as the summer opened three of I
of them started down the river for St.
i(e Michaels. The other two remained to
ng dig the gold.-San Francisco Ex
ry aminer.
ler -
rt9 Close Quarters With a Big Panther.
ad. In an article in Scribner's on"'Pan
s a ther Shooting in Central India," by
led Captain C. J. _Melliss, Ninth Bombay
Infantry, this exciting story is told:
The linmrther was coming for us.
Our position was not altogether an
ins agreeable one. We were standing not
Smore than fivte yards outside the
ize bushes. Nothing of the panther was
an visible; only the noise of his onaom
ion ing told us he was charging, and I
of knew that I should not see him until
of he had barst his way out of thebushes
in- almost on to us.
t Is To retreat backward there was
sti scarcely time, and I should probably
the have fallen over a rock or bash had I
on. tried to. There was nothing for it but
rly to wait and shoot 'on sight. So we
ses waited. My bhil stood close behind
s me, and although he had merelya small
Led. woodcutter's axe mn his hand, he never
c of flinched a step, merely saying, quiet
iLid ly "at, Sahib, ata" (Sahib, he is com
of ing). It was akut a wait of a few mo
med ents-then out from the dark green
e of corinda leaves burst the panther's
r of round yellow head, with jaws agape,
sa right before us. Quick as thoughtmy
an' ride went up to my shoulder-both
the barrels flashed out Emultaneously,
r.- staggering ude with the recoil, for I
had six drams of powder in each bar.
rel, and I was enveloped in smoke.
There was an instant ok'uncomfoztable
fo suspense. "Got me or not got me?"
cr, -thle next second I realize the Inoluck is
000, with me and that 1 still stand aun
iare toucherd. The smoke cleared. A snarl
nost ing growl came frominside the bushes
-iug -the panther had retreated. My
unro shikari sprang up a tree and looked
down, then called to me he dould see
something ye'low. I felt -no disincli
nation to follow him up that tree, and
I did so. Sitting astride the shaking
ow branches I fired at a small patch of
·cies yellow just discernible beneath the
over bush. Bounds of the btute's body
crashing amid the beshep followed the
shot-then snarls growing ftdater sad
e in fainter. At length all was still
why -
r? ieraslam tn A)ltes.
thor Never was there a aminLag dater
ot*rn, of anyinagnitude without sesealia
-stances of iadividbat gallautry itlav
ing boys alone, says a writeria Ohams,
As colliery manager mid the other
day, "there may be a sore of eases
of that kind after a single accident
and nobody be any the wiser. 331
"A boy told me once," he pro
ceeded, "that after an explosion, one
of the men who was with him brought
him along a considerable distance in
the workings. At last they paet the
after-damp.- The lad was so terrified.
so anxiOus to get out, that he *anted
to rush through and make his way to
the shaft. If he khd gone on he cer
tainly would have dropped, but the
man would not let him-he stopped bot)
him by force, and tho gh the lad bit
and fought like a little demos, he
stuck to him and held him near to
the grmund, so that they eould
breathe. How do you think he calmed
the boy at last? anqg comic soap to
him I Well, they had to keep where
they were .for about Ave hours, and b
then, when the air had got better, the
man started off and brought te at i
youngster cut safely, though once he
was nearly suffocated by the after
damp. Now, there's a use that eo
body would have-heard of probably if t
the lad hadn't happened to have told
me about it."' k
As an instance of heroism in this di
reotion that is known, however. I re
I call a story I heard near the bank of
the Hyde pit after the explosion is 5g
1889. - You know that the-slightest pI.
delay in flying for the shaft may meanroo
death. In the neighborhood of Bol- hell
ton. some few years ago, one man out Uet
of a party of colliers stopped behind '
for a minute or so to look for his son, I
a boy fourteen, who was working close wit
by. The two met, bet, alas l they wir
perished there together, and were she
found clasped in each other's arms. wae
1 And patarnal devotion as thus mani- the
f fested has cost many a brave fellow pat
Shis life. nern
SWell, on the ocoassion referred to a wh
I man named Haslam brought from the it t
a workings, or met as he was scurrying san
along to the pit mouth, a youth about onl
a sixteen; and throughout the terri- e
y ble journey he stuck to the lad'
1 with the most heroic determina
r tion. Twice the boy stumbled and ael
y fell, but the noble collier dragged plr
him to his feet and urged him to push be
t on with all opeed. Other mishaps be- jin
1- fell them, yet both. I rejoice to say, n
e gained the surface alive and compara- go
o tively well. see
k -
d Beat Oft the Bear With Pire. en
. An English tourist, recently re- ha
d turned from Nevada, tells how he nar- be
rowly escaped: from the elutehes of a tit
" bear. He had scrambled to the top of
a large bowlder, and sheboar, wounded
r, in one of its legs, began scratehing in ye
4 the ground at the foot of the bowlder, so
a says the Weekly Telegraph. - at
ig "Suddenly," he safs, ' felt the we
y bowlder on which I stood shake and I
'g give a sudden downward lurch. It b
then dawned upon nme that the bear as
e was undermining my stronghold, and t,
a within a few minutes it wquld topple ye
m over and I be delivered over to his b
n- tender meroy. In this emergency I t
it bethought myself of a bottle of brandy Is
b. which I carried in my pocket. Think- b
al ing that by pouring its contents over n
er the ground the bear would desist from a
r his undermining operations I emptied is
lie half of it, but he seemed tp be all the .
or more refreshed by the smell, and
worked away more vigorously. thean
of ever. ti
a "There was but half of the brandy h
'm left, and things were beginning to look hi
of serious, ~ ohn I tied, as a last chance, h
re the eitreme remoefybt'emptying the
As remainder of the flask onto the back tl
of of the bear and throwing a lighted i
it. match to the brandy. The flames im -
to mediately enveloped the animal, and,
w- ith shrieks and yells of pain, he
skedaddled, to my great relief.
"I was presently rejoined by my a
cr. companions, and with loaded gun we
in. followed up the bear, whom we soon b
by discovered licking his.burnt sides, on
my which very little fur remained. -He
was so weak after his adventure at the
s. bowlder that we had no dIialClty in
an dispatching him."
iot -
he Brave Deed of a Bleyclist.
ras A rowboat containing three men
mn moved swiftly up the Harlemu iver at
dlNew York on a recent afterneo.
btil When almost noder the now M]O
tas Comb's Dam Bridge two of the men
attempted t change seats sad one of
was them fell overboard: Hl somOaeleas i
bly became cornfused and made tWile dolt
I to rescue him.
Wut When it appeared to the hadneor
we more witnesses of the aeeident tht
ad the man in the water would certainly
aall be drowned, a man who had been rid.
ver ing his bicyole seres the bridge
ist- leiped upon the high iron rail of the
in- structure and dove bthe distance of
no- forty feet to-the river below, aeeh
een plishing one qf the most thrilling
sr's rescues ever seen on the Barlea.
pe, After seeing that the boatma wasu
my taken care of, the hero of the ist
oth rode away wsthout making known i
y, name. The man who was rescued was
r Henry Muller, twenty-six eers old. -
he. Eleven Years Ia Dviog.
bl KNorval O. Miller, of Wheeling, W.
Va., dii d Tsesdsy at his home in
s North Wheeling. Eleven yJ~esrs ago
nl- he was injaed n a a eeident, uad al
h the doctors agreed that he must Me
SEver siee I has lin m bel in one
Sposition, face down, -ead his iitalij
puzaled the physineia. For several
i yea e hs been wasted to a skeIn
nod ton. He partly supported hiestl oby'
king selling smallsfareles,tto asbool iehildhe
f rom a stand, to whioh Lis be da
h drawi.-Pittbarg Dispatob..
eOdy Me Rovs Cenid, .
ad Two lergymen were walki' to_-
etaher ecently, whed one of thse Bhad
the iaisfor tune to fll over seme aosage
peel. "Bal hal" sraeshed his
brothe of the Oloth, "the i~seed, at.
aster way staid on slippery groatis' 6"
Sia-it seems," said the fallen on "bt 1
'-.. . .° ·- _ . ? .
THAt OLD LOi is cOIi&.
Dartow's lte a mt ledera Atr ' .s t
rIm fond o. ceildren--go`t. I . .
ren, and I like: anw, sa
mild.teempered tnow, but wh>9c--`. -
both coas together the racet ie
-paling, hoere are three little A;' "
obildren in the boase, tbd ode of , c.m
with. birthday to .elebr.ate th ,.
grandm a wouldn't let them tgo evi
doors and ro. turned dthem loce I
the baek oo PFor awhile thei'Ra :
very discreetl baut by an by b8gig -tad
to t hke muno reo o s tad go to +f'-: a_
repg c the center table and thlb. -
and playilg cirEs and ridigt aroend
on the triricycle and mslt
wildcate, and theold dog
procession and barked. Evw a and audv
the oeyglest o te would greth lim .
killed and tmy-tirite would oreI to =:_
be at the fuaeral of the boy.L s .o -
times they would send i oomamli ti t. -
[beg me for snow and I would ha's. t..'
go oet rad get a pe. fll. T .hesi· '
played bide and seek and St too2
rooms for that, and my wife had' tie -.
help thems Afind new places. Will they -
meter get tired and settle downot 14 .
Yesterday while it was raining my
a wife found athree-oornered hole it
o window pane l the upper sash -e.=t
e she began to shiver so thought sh
was going to have child; so I to .
the stepladder and went otside .to
patch the glasw I found t irei'oote
nered piece that covered it nicely auid.,
B while I was driving the tacks to fastia
e it the old ladder eareenedl to one side
g and I fell a whole quadrant of a ircls
t onto a pile of fower pols. But, like a
Sat, I lit on my feet and tried it agais.
o Next I went out to feed the old orw,'
or my w fe said she was lowing like
d she was hngy. I hd to eross tsoer
d planks that were covered wit lee rand
h before I was conscious of either age or _
' infirmity o was down flat of my ba ck
. with nervous prostratios. Before I
d' got up I looked toward .the houne to
see if anybody was loekiig, but there
was so one. The back of my coat 1kl
on me and they said they wishedi
e- had seen me. Ile too veerable to h
r* bumped about in these eugraefufl-Mai
a titeso. but my fureale foks mske
t sport of meajut like the Phild)?
id did of Samson. I walked down tws;.
in yeterday to the postsume ari L
r, rude boys snowballed me with P,
aforethought.. " iLook , o0l;
i was all the warntg I got. d1
d hieve old age is respet4 db1
It to be; I don't believe'he boys
er asmuch manners. The legtal.
ad trying to fix ap a reformato
ld young criamit and that is ls41il
i bPruthe pareats of the risig
L tion should start a little one
dy family and then the big oft w
hk be needed. The main thing'
Or risiags a boy i to have hil
sea good football kicker. oSea.lib
ed importance s attached to. h ds~lp '
Smeat itf.arms sand legs tbhat ft
ad athletics should have a ple is _
an acurriculum of the colleges a4d wh rt
the report of the loy'* eadi.q IN
y seat to his parents it should
his jumping and runooning- sad
°t, ing and kicking record, 'oaI
be record should have weight in ei;g
Ok the hono W bhile they 1*, develop.
ting musole it would be a good aie to
n- have a railsplittisng and a ptis
picking attaehment in which the
era' sonas could compete so as
ready for business when teti ofd
oalls them home. he pu..
Sis that great excellensem 
on bell will not meet with propei*w
in after lit.. If we should hav
esnd the enemy should kick bael
nwe oughtby all mesas to be re
them, but asu General Sanorti
e: "he ·y vwh't om. at s as
ao ae ra ry ote it
a dea aso a lio and lieur
o· i do with. thaseth l
greda. wit alther J et 1 dia
or tnd tet dowa snog
t aonsa d Tom Sharkey
oskJehec* ansad a fewr
at nopolised all tbe bwdaea !l
Ihad a vrsytreadr ylt p4..
I ould get aader a i
bamp it iout of .dmamtudhti
d tesam stalled, but W9 hSe
the ow and don't eed thre
syut maybe we old "ea
in jelos over ,,o,
ru agid with some empheal
h.Is ought tb ebsttd t I,- ,m 'A"
salet busmnees awndia ehle%.
bo The c e be won-ts is aw
But he brigh o flds e h
to tiell of -bia o.n ye..t. epeithS
how he enld outg, e mpda *e*6fti
W. any boy t ashool.
in And ,eorde AjslbrWMPited..
a o t eg htg to tell h e -
i all knock the old-isetioned town bill aWl.
die. how he nscd to get his anklesbi` e42
OWe and bloakented playing s)J6 y 1
it i how many airbles. he won et
.ral st aakes, "IplybidfeI," e.ald,
Sby Jum onkfin who alwaeis aO iraLl
Iran ebeated, and hels fdgf isid ebeai
WMU lg jaf, As the olhooly I. sa 5th
A dI blraggeod emeioe
the bors eaaemethLflage 'tiaa
to- old men h.ad betted easlk eitb
Uhg. to a s' bos he hawa tjsq lids *sig
i 5l1 Coanstsuti'n.
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