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Dad Boy's First Experience With i Chewing: Tobacco. Th boy said It was a peculiar kind of baccof and was known as molasses to Jcco, because it was sweet. The other ;oys did not ask how he came to know Us name or where he pot it-boys never Isk anything that it would be. well for them to know but they accepted his heory and his further sta.Tient that it jtas of a mildness singular" adapted to learners without misgiving. The boy fm himself chewing vigorously on a large quid, and launching the juice from fila lips, right and left, like a grown per ln, and my boy took as large a bite as ais benefactor bade him. He found it as ' 1. 1 1 J 1 A 1 J I i- J 1 - sweeii u aeuau ueeu cuiu il was, huu ,u acknowledged the aptness of its name X molasses tobacco. It seemed to him golden opportunity to acquire a noble labit on easy terms. TT lsf. f.ho rmM roof In Met fiYiaah- na hft !iad seen men do, when he was not rushing it between his teeth, and for Erne moments he poled his plank up d down the canal boat with a sense of piumph that nothing marred. Then all of a sudden he began to feel idle. The boat seemed to be going oundand the sky wheeling overhead. ?he sun was dodsine about verv strange fy. ' Drops f sweat burst from the boy's orehead ; he let go his pole and said he hought he would go home. The fellow A Liu gave . uiiu tuo iuuavuu iugau iu laugh and .the other fellows to mock, ut my boy did not mind them. Some-1 I . 1-1 1.1 i. T 1 , i. low, he did not know how, he got out of ,he canal boat and started homeward, jut at every step the ground rose as iigh as his knees before him, and then, when he got his foot high enough and aegan to put it down the ground was lot there. '' - ' . ; . He was deathly sick as he reeled and staggered on, and when he reached home and showed himself, white and haggard, Jto his frightened mother he had scarcely Istrength enough to gasp out a confession 'of his attempt to retrieve the family jhonor by learning to chew tobacco. In f another moment nature came to . his re fllef. and then he fell into a deen sleet) which lasted the whole afternoon, so that it seemed to him the next day when he woke up, glad to find himself alive, if not so lively, .v ;V : -' ; ' i - . ' : Perhaps he had swallowed some of the poisonous juice of the tobacco; perhaps it had acted upon his brain without that. His father made no very close inquiry into the facts, and he did not forbid him the use of tobacco. It was not neces sary ;'in that one little experience he had enough for a whole life time. ! It shows that after all a boy is not so hard to sat isfy in everything. Harper's Young Peo ple. . ;y . -j t ." v ,. ., Braathed Under Water. , A French traveller recently ventured through a mountainous district of Cor sica without escort or any means of pro tection, and in), crossing , a particular rough and craggy region, founds himself pursued by a band of brigands, v - As the traveller had Some money on his person, and feared that besides feeing robbed he would be held in captivity for ransom, even if he' were not put to death, Jie took to flight. W ; f -, "'" .' Knowing little of the country, he soon stumbled upon the border of a lake in Ithe mountains. There was no path around it: it was impossible to swim I across and the brigands were behind him, Vthough he was hidden from them as yet I h .Whatever he did must be done in an r instant. ' He hastily cut with his knife 1 one of the long hollow reeds that grew on the shore pf the lake. Then he stop ped up , his ears and nostrils- with wet , clay from the margin, took the reed in his mouth and waded out into deep .water, where he remained submerged, with 'upturned face, just allowing the upper end of the reed to project above the surface. ...".y ' ',. ;Y-; On came the brigands, following the traveller's tracks to the water's edge. But .what had become of him? Had he flown across? Certainly he could not have swum. There was no other way of escape and the surface had by this time stilled to a perfect calm. The brigands remained waiting on the shore for some time, but no sign of the traveller appeared. They concluded at last that he was a sorcerer, who had caused himself to vanish into the air. Then they disappeared and the French man, who had been under water all the time, breathing through his tube, came out. He managed to keep under cover, and make his way to Ajaccio, and there he declared that he had been under water four hours. N. Y. Morning Jorunal. ; ; The Color of Trout. An authority says that the color of a I trout's back "depends upon the color of the ' bottom of the river, but the trout which grow rapidly differ greatly in spots and color from those which grow slowly and thrive badly, and a middle aged trout differs in color from an angel trout. , Speaking generally, the young, healthy, fast-growing fish will have sil very sides, white belly and plenty of well defined spots. The poorly fed fish will have few or no spots, a drab belly and muddy-yellow sides. . The old trout will be much' the same, in appearance, only more so, and will be particularly ffor those trout which have excess to salt water being brighter and more beautiful than others which do not. The variety and abundance of their food makes them so. American Angler. ' How to Boll an Egg. r Not one cook in fifty, nor housekeeper either, knows how to boil an egg. And yet most people think they know this isimple matter. They will tell you to drop it into boiling water and let it re main three minutes, and to be sure the fvrater is boiling. Here is where the mis take Is made. An, egg so prepared is Indigestible and hardly fit for a well person, let alone one who is sick, to eat. The moment it is plunged into boiling Water the white hardens and toughens. b boil an egg properly put it in a ves- el, cover with cold . water, place over he fire and the second the water begins -,o boil your egg is done. The white is as delicate as a jelly and as easily digested and nutritious, as it should be. Try it. ' ; : ; Hot Soup on Tap. An automatic inventor has proposed jro provide a luncheon machine, running from twelve to one midday, and from Ave to six of an evening.. This is to be for the benefit of workmen in particu lar, though needy poets and dramatists pay take advantage of it. ; For a ten-cent piece Inserted into the aachine a basin of soup will be deliver d also a piece of bread. The soup lows from a tap for a certain time, and i may run to waste or be caught in a j owl at discretion ; this article the pur chaser must bring to the aforesaid spout, r he may apply his lips to it. The in lentor does not desire gain, but to do an let of benevolence towards the poor. The First . Kirn. She came to meet me by the sunlit piream. The largf, low orb turning hor hair to gold, -A bunch ol dusky violets In the fold Screening her throat, white as an angol's dream. I would have claimed my llrst kiss then and there,. . Had not a hidden blue-bird trilled, Beware." She came again, when the oool-breastod night ' Was tricked with silver by the broad, while moon. I heard my heart say, " Soon, ah, sweet, how soon . ;:' ' Thy lips and mine shall blend!" But so the . light . ' , K . Fell on her brow and eyes of amethyst. She Beemed too pure, too holy to bo kissed. Again, when sun and moon had left the skies Unto the stars, those lamps to guide young - "" . - love,, . :.'!' ' Shy as a hawk, more gentle than a dove, ly sweetheart came and looked Into my eyes And murmured words of love. Then, ere I - knew, : -My lips were fed on roses sweet with dew. , , Charles Henry Luders, in N. Y. Ledger. i Sustained Moderation Impossible. For those who once give way to intem perance there is no such thing as mod eration.; Such is the testimony of the license of the Bickmansworth retreat for inebriates. We have not one case on our books of sustained moderation after leaving us," he adds ; ' it is either relapse or cure." On the other hand, the number of patients who voluntarily submit to restraint for a fixed period under the inebriates acts and who are permanently cured of their habits of In temperance is very large, and many of these become prosperous men after hav ing sunk to the lowest depths of degre dation. As the advantages of these retreats become better known there is less unwillingness on the part of intem perate persons to become inmates of them, more especially, for such is the magic in a name, - since the obnoxious epithet "habitual drunkard "was omit ted from the amended acts relating to these establishments. London Dally News. ' . The Galley Slave. Think of six men chained to a bench, naked as when they were born, one foot on the stretcher, the other oh the bench in front, holding an immensely heavy oar (fifteen feet long), bending forward to the stern with arms at full reach to claar the backs of the rowers in front, who bend likewise ; and then, having got forward, shoving up the oar's end to let the blade catch the water, then throwing their bodies back on to the groaning bench. A galley oar sometimes pulls thus for ten, twelve or even twenty hours without a moment's rest. The boat swain, or other sailor, In such a stress puts a piece of bread steeped in wine in the wretched rower's mouth to keep him from fainting, and then the captain shouts the order to redouble the lash. If a slave falls exhausted upon his oar which often chances he is flogged till he Is taken for dead and then pitched un ceremoniously inrto the ; sea. Stanley Lane Pool. Hot Water Believes Thirst. It is a mistake to suppose that cold . drinks are necessary to relieve thirsty Very cold drinks, as a rule, increase the feverish condition of the mouth and stomach, and so create thirst. Experi ence shows it to be a fact that hot drinks relieve thirst and " cool off " the body when it Is in an abnormally heated con dition better than Ice-cold drinks. It is far better and safer to avoid the free use of drinks below,sixty degrees fact, a higher temperature is to be preferred ; and those who are much '; troubled with thirst will do well to try the advantages to fee derived from hot drinks,1 instead of cold fluids to which they have been accustomed. Hot drinks also have the advantage of aiding digestion, instead of causing debility of the stomach and bowels. . : ' ., . - ; V I Keeping Milk Without Ice. Housekeepers who cannot afford ice during the summer meet their greatest difficulty in trying to keep milk. That they can easily overcome by canning it as they do fruits. These should first be thoroughly washed, then boiled or baked in the oven for half an hour longer. This should be done before the milk arrives. As soon as it comes, put it into the jars and tightly screw down the lids. Place them in a steamer over cold water, which should be heated gradually. v Keep the jars steaming for not less than an hour, then screw the lids down and make them air tight. If this process is rightly con ducted the milk in the jars ought to keep unchanged for at least a week. It is also freed from all disease germs, as a carrier of which it is notorious. The Juiciest Watermelons.-' I am often asked why watermelons are so exceptionally delicious when eaten on the ground they grow on. The reason is this : When a grower wants to treat his friends he selects a melon with a very thin skin. These are always the most delicious and they are always to be found In a watermelon patch, but they won't sand a long railway journey and have to be kept for local consumption. Most farmers prefer the tougher and thicker skinned variety, because these stand weather variations better and will travel as comfortably as pig-iron. The thin skinned melons are of Spanish introduc tion and ,are. much prized in districts where the extreme heat brings them to perfection. St. Louis Globe, v The Fly Too Big a Fool. Put a fly on a window and up he goes toward the top ; he can't be made to walk downward. A St. Louis inventor hit upon an idea. Why not use that habit against them? Forthwith he made-a window screen divided in half. The upper half lapped over the lower, with an inch of space between, r As soon as a fly would light on the screen he would proceed to travel upward, and would thus walk straight out of doors. On reaching the top of the lower half he would be outside. Not being able to walk down he had no way to return to the room. By this means a room can be quickly cleared of flies, which always seek the light. ; : - Fire From Steam 'Pipes. In an article on the danger of flre from steam pipes, in a German paper, it is said that after wood has remained a long time in contact with steam, , hot water or hot air. pipes the surface be comes carbonized, and during warm weather the charcoal absorbs moisture ; when again heated the moisture is driven off, leaving a vacum into which the fresh air current, circulating around the pipes, rapidly penetrates and imparts, its oxy gen to the charcoal, causing a gradual heating and eventually combustion. A Small Pair. Mrs. Jack Potts I'm worried to death about my husband. He's j ust about worn out sitting up nights with a sick friend, who is evidently so far gone that he can't even move himself in bed, for Jack keeps muttering in his sleep, " I'll raise you, old man." Westborough Tribune. THE WORLD'S TELEGRAPHS. Interesting Facts and Figures Gathered in Manv Countries. . Sixty-one per cent of the telegraph lines of the world are owned and oper ated by the governments. Of the sum total of lines, those iff the United States constitute more than 80 per cent. Leaving- this country out of consideration, about 88 per cent, of the remainder is under control of. governments; or, leav ing the United ) States and Canada out, fully 95 per cent is owned by govern ments. There are at least 3,500,000 miles of wires in use in the world. 1 , Tariffs vary greatly. In North Amer ica the body of ; the message only is charged for; in other countries the ad dress, or signature, or both are tolla ble. In the United States the toll ranges from 25 cent3 to $1 for 10 words, according to the distance; in the Ar gentine Eepublio it is' 40 cent for 10 words; in Denmark and in Sweden and "Norway, 13.4 cents for 10 words, 'and 13.4 cents for each additional word; in Ecuador, 50 cents for 10 words; in Egypt, 48.6 cents for 10 words; in Ger many 1.4 cents per word, the minimum being 14 cents 'a per message; in the United Kingdom & penoe for 13 words in the Cape Colonies, 1 shilling for 10 words, and 6 pence for each additional five words or part thereof; in Guatemala, 25 cents for 10 words, exclusive of the address; in Hon duras, 25 cents for 10 Spanish words, and double that amount for English words; in Italy, 20 cents, for 15 words, and 1 cent for each additional word; in Japan, 4 cents per ,word, including the address and signature; in Portugal, 5 oents for the first word, and 1 cent for each additional word; in Eoumania, 1.58 cents per word; in Slam, from 35 cents to $3.65 cents per wordjfin Switzerland, one- half cent per word; In Turkey, 2 to 4 cents per word, and in Venezuela, 30 cents for 12 words. In New Zealand mes sages are classified as urgent, ordinary, and delayed, the rates being respect ively 2 shillings, 1 shilling and . six pence for 10 words, with a halfpenny for each additional word. ; i In mileage, relative number of offices, popular use pf the telegraph and cost of sending a message, we are not in ad Vance of leading countries, and we are even behind some of the inferior ones. Within the years 1870-89 the increase in population in England has been 18 per cent, the increase in the number of let ters , carried 70 per cent, and , the in crease in the number of telegrams 455 per cent In the United States in the same time the increase in population has been 50 per cent and the increase in the number of messages 380 per cent In the ratio of increase of messages to increase of population the English have beaten us three to one. -Forum. Too late, alas, too late. , A dealer charged Its weight In gold ' For bits of loe so small and oold, , , But after h died he eried in pain: "What wouldn't 1 give for that loe again." t. i . Philadelphia Times. -Censu Enumerator (to head t of house) "Are you married or unmar ried, sir?" Head of the house Mar- Tid." r Enumerator . (a little- later) Have you a wife?" Head (astonish ed) "Yes." Enumerator "Er male female?" Head (now thoroughly aroused) "That, sir, is one of the ques tions I am not going to answer."--Lowell Citiz- 1 - . , A Tft RILLING -AND fiQGAHTIG STOBY OF- Tie Late CM War. By JOHN R. MIRIBK; CHAPTER XTV. 'KILL ICE, MASS A, AXD PS SECRET OB TOTTB BIBB DIES." After the battle of Fort Donelson Gen eral Grant, the hero of that fight, was temporarily removed from command. ', The only cause for removing him that has ever been given is that orders sent General Grant were never received, and of course he could not obey them, but took matters in his own hand and acted independently. The impartial student of history will very readily come to the conclusion that it was well for the cause of the Union that- Gen eral Grant never received those orders, for if he bad, instead of pushing on and seizing Nashville and even Donelson, he would have had to lay at Port Henry. West Point has made tome good military men among the thousands turned out from that institution; but General Grant's common sense was of more value to his country than all his early military training. . . On the 17th of March, 1863, Grant was re stored to command, and found the Union army in his district divided, one part being on the east side ef the Tennessee at Savan nah, while one part was at Crump's Land ing on the west bank four miles further up the river, while a third division was at Pittsburg Landing, which was still five miles further up the river. . ? The loss of Forts Henry, Donelson and Nashville had greatly , demoralized the Con federates, and to once more bring the army into something like marching orders. Gen eral SJdney Johnston, one of the most effi cient commanders in the Southern army, began concentrating all the available forces at Corinth. The wisdom of this action must be acknowledged by all military men. John ston had learned the kind of a man Grant was. ; Corinth was the junction of two of the most important railroads in the Missis sippi valley one connecting Memphis, and the other the Mississippi river with the East, and the other leading to all the cotton States of the South. Still another railroad connected Corinth with Jackson, in Wett Tennessee. . :' Grant at once saw that if he obtained pos session of Corinth the enemy would have - no railroad for the transportation of armies or ; supplies, until that running east from Vicksburg was reached. In fact, it was the great strategic position at the West be tween the Tennessee and the Mississippi rivr8,and between Nashville and Vicks-bu-rg. '' , General Grant at once put all the troops at Savannah in motion for Pittsburg Land ing. It was his intention to march from this position on Corinth as soon as Buell with his army from the Ohio should arrive, and the west bank of the river was to be the starting point. ' ; Colonel Mason was thrown well to the front in the brigade of. the .brave old Gen eral B. M. Prentiss. Luke's regiment was ' filled . with recruits which ' were almost hourly pouring into camp. Many of the new soldiers were young men fresh from the farms, counting-houses, shops.- and stores, who had never yet Bmelt powder, but who were destined ere long to learn something of the terrible realities of war. . . ; ArkansawTom, Corporal Max, NedCot ton and Bill Snow, who were still with the regiment, had become assort of self-imposed body-guard for the - new Colonel. Though not on his staff, they were always near at hand in hours of danger. : The Colonel came to love these four vet erans like brothers, and even though Max did grumble he knew he could be relied on when hard fighting was required; " "Wall. ; Kernel, don't ver think we're gwine ter hev a fight purty soon?", asked Arkansaw Tom one morning, strolling into his Colonel's tent. .'r: ; -, "I don't know, Tom; sit down on that cracker box. Well, about , the fight I shouldn't wonder. General Johnston is massing his forces at Corinth, and I be lieve General ' Grant intends 'to move on that place. There will ' be powder burned when those two meet" .c 'Shouldn't be s'prised, Kernel. ' I've been tellin' uv th' boys ter git ready fur the gol darnest knock down they ever heerd ojsJ' ' We will have heavy fighting soon, but whenit will take place, and where, I don't know'? .. .,. ; -;;x -,'-;..'-;vv "But, I say. Kernel, I come in t' tell ye somethinV s ' ' " ' , What.Tom!" v - "Don't yer remember that air dod blast ed nigger wot yer call Black J ack ur su th in' o' the kind, who went on ther boat t Belmont, an' we thort war killed 'n th' swamp clust' Donelson 1" . 4 . ' , Yes, you mean Biackhawk." . ;v t '- ? Wall, he's turned up agin.w f T .;' "Where is he!" . .- : "In camp. It's a God's fact Saw fm this mornin',7 said old Tom, smoking' his short pipe. ' , "Where!' , . ' ; " ' "In camp, v Came . past our : quarters whar our mess war." - v , . f V; "Did you speak with him?" , the Colonel asked.' , , ., "Yes; axed him whar he'd been,' ur he said he'd been layin 'n th brush ter shoot a cuss as he hates. ' He's been clar out ter Corinth, but hain't got his man yit Golly, ye orter see his gun; it's a greatj big, long-barreled ole-f ashioned rifle. Very thing ter kill a buck." . ' . "He -ought to know something about what the rebels are doing. I wish you would find him, Tom, and send him to me." " I'll do It, Kernel. I'll go right now 'n hunt 'im up, " and old Tom rose to his feet and started from the tent to find the mys terious negro ;s but Biackhawk, as usual, could not be found when sought, and Tom had a fruitless search. . ' -; - - ' That evening General Prentiss ordered Colonel Mason to take two hundred men next morning and go out several miles in their advance to reconaoiter, as it was re ported thslrthS" enemy had been seen in considerable force- along the Corinth road. ' - Almost ver sincp his 'arrival at Pitts burg Landing Colonel Mason had heard of skirmishing in their1 front,' and his own pickets had been fired on several times. ' 1 -A "It is probably some guerrillas." said the Colonel Jto himself. "They art? prowling through the country, and the woods are full of them. , A few companies of cavalry can easily put them to flight M: Of course the four men who had been his self-constituted body-guard formed a part of the two ibundred, picked men, and with three dayj' rations and forty rounds, they set out at daylight next morning. As they were passing one of the outlying picket posts a sergeant hailed them and said : "Ye'd better look a little out" . - ''Have you seen any thing of the enemy this morning!',' the Colonel asked. "No; but they've been a shoo tin at us boys all night and wounded Jack Gates.", "How many times were you fired on!" , '. "Three. The last time they gave us a dozen shots all at once." " I They are only a, few bushwhackers: we will drive them from the woods," said the Colonel. , ' " ' With three or four exceptions Luke's en tire two hundred were veterans who had been trained in the hottest fights at Bel mont and Donelson. . The country was undulating and oovered with a dense growth of trees and under brush, except . where clearings had been made and fields cultivated. The Colonel and his staff were the only mounted men in the expedition. The re cent rains had made the roads muddy, and marching was difficult and wearisome. They had gone about five or six miles when the advance guard . informed the Colonel that they were in sight of a farm house, near which a number of horses were hitched. : 'They arc bushwhackers. Now to capt ure them," said the Colonel. ' - He divided his command , into two di visions, and approaching the house from the south and east prepared to flank it so as to prevent any one from escaping. Luke glanced at the sky to see what the hour was, but it was too cloudy for him to determine by the sun, and, consulting his watch, he discovered it was after twelve. 44 They are at dinner,' ' he thought, 44we'll bag our game and learn something from them." ' v . i ' The Colonel was not yet in sight of the house, which was concealed by the thick woods and underbrush, when a single shot rang on the air. - , . A moment's silence ensued and then a dozen more reports followed in quick suc cession. The yells of combatants, snorting of terror-stricken horses and sharp crack of musketry filled the air. Luke spurred his horse forward, and had just come in sight of a garden fence, when there came a crash, and over and through the rotten pickets plunged three horsemen in gray uniforms. Colonel Mason was only a few rods from them, and fired a revolver as they disappeared into a thicket 44 Fire I don't let them escape," he shouted, spurring his horse in the thicket after the fleeing men. Twenty muskets belched forth their deadly contents Into the wood. The bullets' shattered the trees, cut off the leaves in showers, but the three Confed erates still thundered ahead, evidently un harmed. "'.,, -' In his eagerness to capture them, Colonel Mason never stopped to consider that ha was only one man on horseback, the remain der of his staff being in another place. An occasional glimpse of the fleeing gray coats spurred him on, and he drove his horse at the top of his speed through the woods. Two or three times he fired his re volver, but owing to intervening trees and the speed at which they were traveling he missed. - -. They were fully three-fourths of a mile from the house wheu the sharp report of a rifle broke on the air, and the foremost horse and rider went down. A white puff of smoke from behind a tree marked the place from whence the shot had been fired. The horse pitched his rider over his head, throwing him with such force against a tree as to stun him. ; ' Colonel Mason was astonished at the shot, for he knew none of his men were near enough to have fired it, but he never for a moment Blackened his speed. As hi3 horso flew through the woods, leaping logs and whizzing past trees, ho saw the fallen rebel trying to rise, the blood streaming from a cut in his forehead, caused by his fall against the tree. " . " A large, powerful negro bounded from a thicket with a blood-curdling yell, and club bing his rifle ran upon the fallen man to dash out his brains. Down came the gun as a curse of vengeance escaped the black, but at the instant it fell a horseman was along side and a sword was thurst forward ward ing off the blow. , - : "What! would you kill a wounded man!" cried Luke. 44 God a'mlghty, massa, don't stand in my way I" cried the negro, panting with rage.: "Foh twenty-two ya's I is been a prayin to' de debil to give me a chance to kill dat man, an I'll kill I hate him I I hato him !'' In the momentary glances Colonel llason had been able Jto give the belligerents, he discovered that the white man, was Dick Sneed and the negro Biackhawk. Never had he seen such a picture of rage and fury in his life as the negro presented. He was more like some ravenous beast than a human, his eyes almost started from their sockets, he was foaming at the mouth and he had gnashed his teeth until the froth about his lips had grown crimson. 44 Biackhawk, you shall not kill a helpless man," cried the Colonel, flinging himself from hi3 horse before the furious negro. 44 1 will, by I'll kill um iflhab to kill you fust" . . y ' ' Luke had not considered what a furiour madman he had to deal with until the negro aimed a blow at his head, which,, if he had not parried it with his sword, would have killed him on the spot. With such force was the blow given that it shivered his trusty blade. Luke was almost as furious as the negro, and hurling the broken hilt into the black's face, he closed in on him ' and, whipping out his revolver, struck Black hawk suQh a blow on the head with the butt of the heavy weapon ' that he sent , Mm down to the earth insensible. Turning to Dick Sneed he found him on hiafeet : v 1V' ., 44 Here, Dick, quick, mount my horse and fly for your life. ? That negro will kill you if be ever lays eyes on you." . He lifted the still dazed man in the sad dle and started the horse away at a gallop, which the Confederate kept up until out of sight . Luke1 then turned toward Black hawk, who was just getting up. Not know ing what the black might do, he cocked his pistol, intending to shoot him, should it become necessary, to preserve his own Ufa , The negro noticed him, and in a deep, solemn voice said: vyy ! V'., "KiU me, masses and J secret ob yo MrJ dta" v , ::, He was coel and reasonable once more, and Luke lowered his revolver, astonished at the strange words so solemnly, uttered. .Colonel Mason ; stood for a moment stupe fied, and then demanded: -44 What do you mean! " '. "I kin tell ye mo' 'bout yerse'f dan y knows, massa ; but I'll not tell ye now." -4! Yes, you wilL" Lake's teetn were set, bis eyes glaring with intensity, and he was pan ting with excitement "If you know any thing of this mystery of my life I will have it, if I have to wring it from you." , 44 1 won't tell you . now H ore God I won't tell 's long as dat man lives ; when he dies I tole ye.". -o ' " Tell me now or die." He raised the pistol. The negro, knowing that he held the whining card, coolly folded his arms across his breast, and, facing the furious officer, said: , ? "Shoot, massa, an' de trufe you'll nebber know." r ;"7:. -; : -: Colonel Mason turned aside, his heart very faint and a mist coming over hlsr M what! would xor kill a wounded max I" eyes. He leaned for a moment against a tree for support and when he next looked at the negro he had picked up his gun and was coolly walking away.' Luke returned to his command and with what prisoners they had captured they re turned to their, quarters near Shiloh Church. He deemed it best to tell nothing of his adventure with Biackhawk and Sneed, for it seemed to be one link in the dark mystery of his own life. . J TO BE CONTIHTJED. DAIRY NCfES. WHB3T the udder is Inflamed milk frequently and apply cold water. If It is a very bad case apply a linseed meal poultice. . . , If that dog insists-upon having fun with the cows on their way to or from the pasture tickle him with sons cold lead if there Is no other way to stop him. - - Lkt the laziest man or boy and the bst-natured one drive the cows to and from the pasture, and never complain about his slowness If ho keeps the cows moving. . . - ' "... -, ' . v It costs at least two ounces of butter per cow before the effect of a bad fright oaused by a strange dog running through the milk-yard wears away, says an ex change. , 4 It is to be hoped the dairy show at the coming - Columbian Exposition will be made a National dairy school, where the producer can learn to make finer goods and the ; consumer learn to know what fine butter and cheese really is. Or the millions of cows that are kept for dairy purposes in the United States, statistics show the average income to bo about twenty-five dollars each, a sum far below the cost of properly keeping a cow for daisy work in any dairy dis trict j : "Pat, if this true that I hear?" , "An' what's that, yer honer?" ; "That you are jroing to marry again." "That's so, yer honor." "But your first wife has only been dead a week."-" i .-" . "Sure she's as dead now ' as she iver will be, yer honor." Pick-Me-Up. W. & B. DOUGLASS, Manufacturers of over 1000 varieties of Middletown, Conn. Branch Houses S3 & 87 John St,N. T. ; : 197 Lake St., Chicago 111. . George C. Gibsone, -. yy : v pj ctobial t Sketching g Illustrating. Original desiens for Mercantile. Book and Newspaper Illustrating.. Drawings for Lithographers and Engravers. 373 Asylum Street, Hartford, Ct. W i yes ! Sons I DAUGHTERS! We will send you for three months Far Poults t. the best poultry paper, If yon send us ten names of persons who keep bens, (few or many), also 25 cents for one pack of Sheridan's Condition Powder. PJ O'U Xj'JJiWswul send tor j4 ' or 13 ct. ifyou mention t&ls ppe FABM gsmpls oopy fire. X S. JOHsaOM a OOn Bonoo, Mm. !U(HkJ& CONDITION POWEUt Dom msu. la ettantinr cosss t a day per hea. IJrrrenf mod ou can't pet It, we send bj Wf mBPPp FEEU5 BAD, AND I MUST iiAVE IT to stop My aoUGw Onres Colds, Cvezh s. Bare Throat, Croop, Iafla waoopiat uouciujtroacxu.assa4itst.nnia. a m aw OoasnmntlBa tm Bzak etane. aad a rare n adTanoed stares. Um mt enM. Yo9 will see ta as eellent offset after takivs; the first dose. SeU ay nklan Terywben. setiUa, W onus saS iUM. - THE ODELL TYPE "WRITER. CJJQ A will buy the Odell Type Wbiteb tyhAJ and Check Pebfobatob, with 73 characters, and $15 for the Single Cask Odeli warranted to do better work than any machine made. It combines Simplicity and Durability, Speed, Ease of Operation, wears longer without cost of repairs than any other machine. Has no ink ribbon ' to bother the operator. It is Neat, Substantial, nickel plated, perfect and adapted to all kinds of type writing. . .Like a printing press, it . produces sharp, clean, legible manuscripts. Two to ten copies can be made at one writing. Any intelligent per son can become a good , operator in two days. We offer $1,000 to any operator who can eiual the work of the Double Cask Odezx. Reliable agents and salesmen wanted. Special inducements to dealers. : For Pamphlet giving indorsements, etc,, address Odell Type "Writer Co,. BOOKEBT BVTLUXSO, r CHICAGO, IlX. CNo more of this I Bnbber Shoes unless won uncomfortably tlcht. (peaerally slip off the foet. - . -, THE "COLCnESTER w "rCBBER CO. make all their shoes with innlde of heel lined wit a rubber. This elinss to the shoo and trcvcfiU the rubber from slipping off. . .. . Call for the "Colchwtr " "ADHESIVE COUNTERS." &AOB A CO, Boston. Exelnsive Wholesale Aents. At Retail by Damon" & Shipny. Eeed Co . Ryan & Fltz- tnaurlce. W.B.I homas. Raymond & Co.. F. J. RamettMQeo. R. Dodee. B. J. Finn. Milton. Byrnes &, Thompson, T. B. Fritchlnson, Miner & I laiittwaona-ntb cent a day per hen. .TrenoH motl SSSSEms. MB i1pl a,i lis lffffl iTiiTKxpreespald. TettinoiiUi8 free. Bend trap or TranSSST Poliltry Guide (price c) f ree wll a UM Sr3rtoJw aTJOHKaoS CO, Won, siass. craaiey, wateronry.