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1 1 I I IniiirsTuuviit* In Steam HolW*- ilay evapoiatiou is not much over pounds the difference being due probably to Ibe difference between natural and forced draught. In the Cornwall and Lniu-.i-iUi'iiliire types of boiler the evup- half *v. lint the fuel Is capable of effect- lug. 1 It'J ico, invention has for years made In this direction bv the Uiti-o- which cux,i9ts in riveting a series of ion. and ide fines. These angle irons by the angle iron., they further age of the system is tlint by the ad- dition of the augle irons, wlnoh form scries of longitudinal ribs, the boiler Is I ,, nrotccteil and materially stavngtliencd sel with the plain tube was tirst placed 3(onUiut'GOi* CoijiImikIIon of CoaL. farm,.' men than to stationary en- •n to put out a lire iu the coal heap •lore often than is agreeable. The pri mary cause of combustion is the s'.ow oxidation of the body, in the coarse .if which heal is generated until igni- tUi his notice where coal was loaded Into (bat loaded dry, tinil finally ignited of a coal pile, as it is very Uable to ,r- TV. :?,** *•„. t?&w •1 SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.| which now has the most skillful 'vork raen obtainable, the best brewing inn inteuestinu iihsearcii U* trufi terials aud CiBLD OF SCIKNCE. Innovation In beer manufacture which auii hiiuiittiueoHi OmbtiMtlon of CohI— .. i.i.i.mTFui«ut lu U««r lirewiBK—Uvt a ninMt stuvea. beer, and giving It the necessary life As a mutter of theory It is held that scented product with pure carbonic acid 1 pound of good coal is capable of evap- gas from cinders containing the clicm I'lnting 15 pounds of water, but that It cully pure liquid carbonic .icid gas. does bo, or even approximately so, In ordinary steam boiler practice, no one will ollirm. It is recorded that about lifty years ago an evaporation of 12.S'J duced temperature. At this low teui poimils of water per pouud of coal ^''"'Jtu^ any after fermentation Is prc Iroui 'iVJ deg. Fahrenheit was effected ^eJJted, anil the J'cast suspon ed iu in Cornwall, England. In the present ^L'L'r ^'h^'hwastuken from the past been actively at work endeavor- 7. lug to Improve the evaporation elH- !l i'ourcil Into a glass. 1 uleucy of the steam boiler. It would a««i ta. of course. created xceiu that a distinct advance has been duction of a new and simple system fff side of those portions of the Biicl! 'U,-,1K', which are exposed to heal in the bot, country. Hot Jt b.ist itl its most exposed parts. The cor- ed before being blown through a blast rectnesa tit the principle Involved was furnace, are tss^srsts'^ssss'^ paratna. This apparatus consisted of W'^ts. In the liut blast stove gases two cylindrical metallic vessels of pre- from the blast furnac.' are binned Oisely simUar size, but representing In a long, vertical, lire-brick IIu •, and otherwise in their construetieu the new ,1,„ ,, ,. and the old system of boilers. The ves- th" The spontaneous combustion of coal shorter intervals, as expcr.inje suo..s is a matter of more interest to Sea- 1 gineens, altliough the latter are called 11 jilors uyed in the amnionic, sod.i proc ess as carried 011 at Nortiiwick by i!nt ner, Moud Co. In this process in ig nes.nm ch oride Is lieated in a current of air to obtain the chlorine, and the eratioa vas (piiie dillicitlt until the ,. ,, biast stoves were used for the par hnally occurs. hen the body lias a sirung aflirity for oxygen aud a low jXy^en .11m .1 iu. joint of ignition, like phosphorus, it is accessary to prevent the access of air, or spontaneous combustion at takes place. Certain kinds of charcoal of anthrax among cattle and horses ptep.ired in close rcsol is ig!ilte spvi.i- reported in llelawaiv. S :ch a large laneou.sly If exposed to the air before coo'iug. If charcoal is burned at a hifiii temperature the earbon is iu dense condition, aud resists oxi'la ion met in council to hivestigate th cause 4o a considet-ible extent. Hut if the •liarcoal haa been formed at a low tem perature the oxygen I11 the air attacks K. gradually raising the le:cpcrat..re to a dangerous point. This is the ex planation of the 11 res which sometime: nrisi from wooden beams that have fcecn charred by hot Hues or the pres ence of heating appliances. i::p -rl •lenls have shown that if wood is made Into char.Mal at a temperature of fit/.) 4cg. il. will igulte spt utaui'otisly at a temperature of (IS!) deg. if air is ad mitted to it. if the wooil was carbon- teed »t a temperature of L'CO deg. it The seeds are too small to be seen was found necessary to briug it to 11 by the naked eye under the micros tempera lure of :Ml deg. for spontane- cope they look like rods with a diameter •us combustion to take place. With re- of about oue-iif,h of its length. It ptrd to coal, the size of the pieces Into would lake about r.,lli)tl of them lajd Khich it is broken litis much Influence leugthwise to stretch a.11 inch. Most «n Us liability to take lire. The large of the skins used in morocco factories lumps iu which coal is prod need offer in this country are brought from a comparatively small exposed surface South America and some countries in to the air aud the latter lias free ac- Kitrope. The animals of these regions •ess to Mil the surfaces, which tends to suffer much from anthrax, and the keep down Ilie temperature As the authorities iu some places have verv •oal Is handled it gradually breaks uii properly forbidden the sale of skinj fiito smaller picccs which exposes a of animals that have had the disease, larger total surface lo ilie action of the oxygen, while the diminished s'ze •f the void spaces hinders the circula tion of the air. It litis bccu found that tho larger the quantity of coal stored lng used In California with excellent ro ute greater the danger of spontaneous suits, which, it is claimed, overcomes combustion, and that tho chances of 1 vr-^ -T,-,idf 1 the tiuest machinery. Ail which gives the beer a high percentage of carbonic acid gas, called "l.i'c," tiie cause of the foaming of the beer when b*\. lU" I 0J?,ltoa of wU,lph an 1 Hiu Ul:U angle inms longitudinally on to the in- is'rt/nsldertblviin^vdr'w Hide u" ilie furuate llue and on the out- 17^^"\j .. -ii-i- Tlil* 1 c'l-iVlii^oii-l1 titrf Ujl. 10111 and «ide Hues. These angle irons ,, project from the boiler plated and ar- ,^ 'd ^i1^1 plates (he abeorptTon and transmission of heat okl bouu,J l)K, mote evai-oration by forming ehr.uu.l will tend to the greatly increased purity dents she lirst dawned upon tln-m as a wliolesomeuess of the beverage method of producing foam in the by Impregnating or saturating the fer- The old method was to store lite Liruwi ', fermented beer in large vats vi* cuius, where it would remain for three, four or five mouths at a re- however, as a rule, the rale of tuba has time to settle at the iii-atiuu is probably not more tliau one- 't c: '., 1 fer- 1 bottom of those vats, thereby aging anil I employment moreover, that she was a ripening the beer. From these vats perfect lady of good family, end the the beer runs Into large casks or vats inost beautiful girl he had seen in all wherein beer iu the tirst stage of l'er- ^is life. -',iu'si,!1' added a "V('-.V after lenuentauou, y**\ earned iu to tLe o.d IK'^' 'H1'."kl'il1uson:, by mlxuis the ol, a lj,'c1' ls ruu lh:l 11 in,.° lls ls ivst the heat from the passing .se*, .l!JU °"i-ri"al »ste Is preserved. ik-yeasty ti-ausmilting it to the water. Besides if and the beer keeps "ur" L'" bum is stoves, in which air Is ho.it- now being introduced iu »,rwUum of wlU!*-'L' l1"-' ^'"»ination !o over Kansi-u burner, the temperature other vertical due adjacent to the llrst, of the vater being li4 deg. Fareuheit. 11.led with bricks shaped so that the In twenty-six minutes a temperature cross-section of the llue presents Ho of only 110 deg. Fahrenheit was reach- appearance of a honeycomb and oilers ed. The vessel of the ribbed tube was a large surface to the descending gases, then placed over the same burner, the When a of brickwork has taken water being ut W deg. Fahrinheit. In up the iviiu s'.t.- ([iianiity of heat, the nineteen minutes twenty-eight seconds air to feet! the blast furnace Is turned temperature of 212 deg. was reached, iu at the cn!d end aud traverses the tio'.ent ebullition taking place. A re- Hue iu a direction contrary to that view of lite tests tend to a couclusion in which the products of combustion, that the Invention is at once simple and now cut off. previously passed. The elllclcnt, a high evaporative power be- heating of the air blast is thus coo. ing imparled to a very unpromising tinned until most of the br.ckwor form of steam generator by very direct has been cooled, when the nir is cut means. This Hysiem is a novel depart- off and the blast furnace gises tunic 1 ure, and constitutes an important aud in ag tin. This plui necessitate* work jiraotieal advance in steam boiler prac tice. l»ass downward through au- iiig iho stoves Iu M*t8, otti» boinir laurel while the otlier is giving out its heat to the incoming air, Ilie reversals «f di rection being every three hours or at Vl.V", |'^"ve, are now ttijiJ to be used with maruod kuoo^ ss lu ,iJe r,VUVery of chlorine from the A iT):ir C:ih.hc of Atithr:ix. A si:igalar explai-atiun of an ouii)r":ik number of animals hail been saeriiiee.l lhat Uie veterinarian_s of tln district of lite special visitation. Tliey noticed that a large amount of refuse from morocco f.tcloiiis was put on the ne.gh boring farms as manure. Anthrax seeds are frce,\icnt!y carried iu goat ikius and oth.-.- hides, and when tlm refuse from ti»e nioi"ucc factor.es is ibiutped on the grounds the liability of the seeds to go out on the grass be came apparent. lieu a cow or horse cats this grass it is certain to get some of ii:e seeds, aud if these get iuio lite an'.m.'.i's intestines it lue 111s sure de'.lii. A \*eiv Ore Concentrator. A new form of ore concentrator Is be- tUe (!Llii(.uUies eucli trouble are increased by allowing the coal to remain for any length of |!|ni!oiital side-shake machines. The time in lite same position. Moisture ha frame is suspended from four Home inlluence on the chances of spon- noi[-larallei hineous combustion, und an interesting regulating their angle the oscd jircof of this lias been recorded by 'u J'le and objections lo the hangers, placed In a frame, 11'pessary Prof. Vivian Lewes, an English cliem- lroin being overloaded with ist, who makes a special study of such obtained, while the oscillation matters. A ease was brought under j3 u,ot to keep the sides of sufficient to overload the belt oc'"Jor' 88 's one batch of a vessel on a dry day rocker. lhe result of this molion is and into another hatch during wet concentrating surface the entire width weather: In a few days the wet coal 'J1® sides of the belt are was 11) deg. higher in temperature than 1 snli Bpontnneously. Another thing that is J* the belt shifts to either side it can pretty well known is that oily waste followed up by these rollers, and «hoii!l not be left in the neighborhood 80 l''e u''„ "'V, 11 case with tlio overflow prevented by rollers standing on slotted base. t"0 purposes of molded edges, whlch fenitlon In such a plico. H'-rved. The pulp box discharges the pulp in narrow channels four Inches improvement in Heer nrcwin*. and live hiches apart, in the direction exfwnsive and short-lived, S'lioe beer Is the staple drink of a the belt travel, leaving spaces on the belt where the sulphurets can a» targe proportion of the inhabitants of ,naj„ undisturbed by the fall of water this country, it is satisfactory to Know or sand and pass up to the c'.ear water Unit groat improvements are buiug at the head of the belt, the snnd at made in its mai ulacture, aud In all the same time imsslng down unobstr-et 4 a probability the best beer in the world attention. Is easily regulated, aud is said WIU soon be produced. In ^America, to do.,the.work of five stamps. "Hullo, Trafton," he cried. r.-i-w. •«--, 7 1 TflAT TFUflRAPH fiIT*L. Rose Hashlelgh did not come to Cler mont as a guest of any of tin- nid n- '.l- telegraph operator at Clermont station. I To lind a lady in sucli a position was a little new to the old risideiits. Hume of the elderly ladles disapproved, and thought it was not feminine but the gentlemen of the place declared It was a very nice positicu for a girl who was obliged to support herself. Colonel I'.uck. the richest man iu the 1 !1 showy widower ot forty-live, with black hair and whiskers, a luud voice and an imposing manner, de clared everywhere that it was most laudable of the young lady In seek such He Invariably ailded: "Present company always excepted, ladles," when members of ilie gentler sex were present. ,it when lie was alone with ui'Mi the sentence eouchv.'e-l with the words: "Without c.'.-v-.ptiuii, gentlemen: without exception." Now we all know what weight the word of an important man. who is sup postal to be a judge of beauty, has with others. ISefo.-e long every masculine being In the vicinity was repeating the •tnd 11:11: 1 with indignatiiiu. I Who was this .Mlsi Uashlei-!.? they asked themselves, that she should be set up b. ire the ladles of old families, whose grandmothers were beauties. their portraits in annuals' 1 kwI)1"» 'I'lf"" J'-v f, h: Procss. in which toloui.-1's wurds, with variations, a ev,'r- lnil h.u, !i:lll ',u! tuk,l-'s along which, iu the boiler flue, ti- «"«"v cleanly than the old system, flames fcweep lu close, hugging cent with the boiler. A collateral ady lu'u, u: antage of the new met!,,xl ^or and is. n.oiv- it is now belag a.iopte by some or mobt prominent brewers In tils: There ar? women who have that sort of success with men's hearts that some men have with tisli. They can catch one when they please—no one else knows how. And you could scarcely blame a girl, sent to Coventry by her own se.\ are T"^p ^0:1. was swell! The ladies resilvcd to take ii'i noti whatever of "that b-i graph girl." and carri'd out their intin.iuns in the stern'.v.'t manner. I'.ven l!:ne ladies who lioarile| at. tin* Widow Markhttm's hoil '. Were simply civil. j!ut .Mis- Itaslih igh did seem to care. The devotion of the gentieui'.11 comjiensated for everything else, in her mind, and she certaiuiv was a born coquette. simply for being remarkably beautiful, for exercising this power, since she posst-sse.l it. 1 cannot tell you whether she would have done quite as she did under other circumstances: but. as things were, she had no remorse whatever. Whether a man was flee or belonged to another girl did it muter to her. She baited her hook for his lfart. And there at the telegraph utiice her opportunity was immense. The young men Were forever "wirirg" to some one: the crowd iu the little otiice was astonishing. -\s for ea'Ls and bmicpiets at the boarding house, description fai'.s. Aud when the news that Cecelia and Alice More had broken with their admirers oil Miss Uashieigh's tie.uiiiu spread through Clermont, indignation was at its height. Mr. Charles Trafton and Mr. Edwin rar.lay had been engaged to the Misses for nearly a year. They were charming girls, l'iue looking anil spirited, and as soon as they had actu al.y 1» en convinced that their suitors had exhibited themselves amongst Miss Hose's admirers, they dismissed them. Their example was followed by a dozen others, and the number of matches lhat were broken off iu Cler mont that summer was simpiy aston ishing. The young ladies all showed their Spirit, and those who were not engaged declined the attentions of gentlemen I who "hung around lhe telegraph girl." They escorted each oilier about, or tool their grandfathers or Utile broth ers with them, or were protected by a maid. The gentlemen were not invited any where. They were actually tabooed, and their indignation was great imleiil. However, at the telegraph ollice there was still one who would smile upon them, and ltose Uashleigh soon became what a woman would it there were but one in a world full or men. The condition of things at the end of the summer was this: The gentlemen Were utterly ignored by the ladies in their social a 11 ail's, and every dis aided suitor of them till dreamed of being re venged by marrying Miss Kashleigii. "She may be p»easaut to others," each said to himself, "but It is to me she has given her heart. 1 know it by I the way she looks at uie when we are alone together." I ,"Call 011 me Sunday evening at S, and 1 will give you my answer. I "llose Kastiliegh." I ThLs was the note that Charles Traf ton received one afternoon. He had of fered himself to the pretty telegraph operator, in a romantic letter, full of quotations from the linesl poets. And now ne said to himself that she wou'.d never answer his letter thus unless she Intended to accept him. His heart beat fast. 1-Ie adored her. Utter bliss would be Ills if she were his wife, only he was very much afraid that he would have 11 bad lime with his family. lie was fond and prmid ol" his mother and sisters, and it wou'd be hard lo be banished from the lit tle Hock and made a black sheep of. l.owever, his "lluse that till were prais ing" was too lovely to be missed, and if she accepted him lie would icrilice the world for her, and think it well lost. Therefore, 011 Sunday evening, hav ing taken great pains with his toilet, he presented himself at the door of Miss Kashlicgh's abiding place, and sent up liLs card. He noticed, as he sat waiting iu the boarding house parlor, that it had a festive air. There were a good many Howers iu vases, and fresh ribbons were tied upon the chairs, and there was a new., silk cushion 011 the sofa, aud large Japanese fan against the summer piece of the grate. It occurred to htm that Rose had thought the occasion an Important one. and Ills heart again liegan to beat wild ly. As he silt und waited for lier to appear time seemed to move slowly. Did she really keep him waiting a long while, or did his impatience make It appear so? He looked at his watch. Twenty min utes had elapsed since his arrival and now the door-bell rung. Stmie oue in .the hall asked for Miss Kashllcgh, aud Edwin Barclay walked into the parlor. •7.,-T'V---,1* :i ,"1 And they shor.'i hnnls. T\eir mutual courtship at the More residence had create friendship between them which their mutual mbhip" cemented. Harci-ty seated himself at the piano and he .an picking out the notes of "Seine 1 with one linger Trafton paced the tlov. Ten uumms passed. Suddenly liar clay turned. "My dear fellow." he said. "1 atn going to a.-k you a gnat favor: Won't 1 you go nwnyV The fact is 1 don't I think .Miss Itashliejih will come down until you do go." "Kill" cried '1 rafton then he laughed. "You'd better go, old fellow," he cried "it is you who are de trop. She ex pected me." "1 doubt that," said Barclay "I am here to -to say something very particu lar to her. 1 ndisi have my opportu nity." "It would be no use." replied Trafton: "she has ptomised lo listen lo ine to night." "1 do no*, believe you." said 11arelay. "That is another form of 'vyu lie.' cried Trafton. The it.en faced each other, speaking in wlii--.! vs. l'i ti -ider it so," wild JSurelay. "Cou.ider yourself knocked down," said Ti el'ton. tapping him 011 the breast. "I'd do it in reality if we were no: where we are." "Very i:ood," said Ha relay. "1 snail suid a gentleman to you to-iiKutow to arrange for our meeting." said Tiafiou. "Meanwhile, are you going?" »".\o." said Ha relay "are you "Not 1," said Trafton. They sea toil iluinselves and glared at each oth.-r furiously. Again the bell rang, tim more some one usked for Miss iiashliegh. This time it was Col. line'... II.' nodded to ilie young nev aud took a large armchair. Soon he looked at his wutih. rose. Walked to the ooor. and spoke to the servant, who barrel througu the hall. "You told M,~s ltashlicgh?" "Yes, s:r. She said 'Id a minute.' Sir." "Very well." said the whinel. and ap proached Trafton and liatvlay. "1 beg a thousand pardons j\iun^ gentlemen," he said, "l'.iit 1 am here 011 special and private business, and should estivui It a favor never to be forgotten if you would kiudiy leave the house. Iu fact. 1 aui here to-night ti be accepted. 1 have made an oiler lo Miss Uose, and—well, my hopes run high. I heres a candid confession from a man who might be your father, and you'll oblige me by saying 'good-nighl." Trafton shook his head. "I couldn't possibly do it, colonel he said. "I intend 10 have my oppor tunity tirst and. candidly, 1 am very sure you have chance." "As to me, 1 sit here until 1 have spoken to Miss Ko£e ulotie." s.iid llar clay. "She will not come down until you both go." said the colonel. "Conic, me, I would not say what I have un less 1 were sure of her favor." "That's false!" said Traf.oii. "As well as absurd." said Kurclay. "After that, you must both tight me," said th" eolouel. "1 will be very glad to do so after I have had the pleasure of meeting an olher gentleman who has challenged me." s.iid Ilarciay. "1 urn iu lhe same position," said Trafton "but our seconds can settle that." Again the door-bell rung. This time a procession of young n:eu entered—ten of tile single gentlemen of Clermont, two young widowers ami an ancient person known as Cramlpa Machine, who had lost four wives already. They dispersal themselves about the parlor, aud each evidently felt ail the others superfluous. Ci-audpa Machine was the only one lo speak, and he said: "Kind o' curus, us all nicetin, here." No .one answered him. However itose was coming at last. The rustle of her r.ibes was heard 0:1 the stairs. In a moment she glided In, and following her was a gentleman. Rose wore a gray traveling costume, and her hat. The gentleman was also attired as for the road, and carried two bigs and a strap containing two para sols. He paused 011 the threshold and blushed. Site did not. Advancing to the middle of the par lor. she made a court soy. quite of the old-fashioned sort, and said: "Cood evening, gentlemen. 1 b. lieve I received a letter from each of you. ami lhat 1 promised each un answer to night. This is my answer: l'ermit me to present my husband, Mr. Lark ins. We were married at 7 o'clock we've been engaged three years, aud as we must catc.i the 8:: 0 train, and the car riage is at the door, I have to say good bye iu haste. Votive made it very jo.lv for me this summer. I leave my regards for Ilie ladies of Clermont." She was gone. The regiment of ad mirers stood staring ut each other. Cramlpa Maclaue said: "Will. 1 want to know—did anybody ever see the like?" The colon. 1 laughed dolefully a still more do.ef.d chorus of "ha-lia-lia'si" followed, and the servant irl tillered us she opened the door for their de parture. S.i did the landlady and the otlier boarders, who were peeping through the window-rhutters and over the stairs: so, as the news spread, did all the ladies of Clermont. The duels were not fought. On the contrary, the sevcr.il enemies became allied forces, and their only hope was to be forgiven by those they had of fended. As yet. however, lhat litis not happened. This winter tho ladies of Clermont continued to exclude "the gentlemen'* from their social gatherings, but the affairs' have not been gay. The grand fathers went to sleep iu cornel's, the little brothers found escort duly a bore, and there was glial deal of gaping behind fans. In fact, the doctors wife tells me that if the Misses More should forgive their penitent lovers and wear their rings again, she fancies that, all the ladies will follow their example, since the More family certainly leads society iu Clermont. CSootl HoikIm mid Sociability. Good roads add to the attraction of country home lite they facilitate tratlic they make It easier to get to market, to church, to school and to the polls: Tourists are attracted liy them. There is neither wisdom, patriotism nor econ omy hi trying to get along without them.—Kev. J. Hankin. D. D.. LU D, Howard university. Washington, in Memorial to Congress on Kotul lOxhlbil I at Worlds Columbian Exposition.. Jiinmrs Tump. "What is the miitrr? Are you faint, or ill—or hare on l.cen h.iriV Can I Jo anything for youV With an effort the prone ligur" raised aimsclf on one elbow fiom where he bad fallen by the roadside, and turned ujkju tin? girl bem'.iug pityingly over niin a face which, mimed and disiig tired ns it was by hunger, falhv.o and 1 weariness, was still handsome and I lightf by deep-brown e\• s. that held! in their depths a look Wiin of p.'.ilev'.ie ap- peal. He essayed to speak, brt without avail for 1111 ii.slant il.en with iliLlicul.y the lips formed the words: "111? I believe 1 am dying, mNi:'." I "living! oil, !o!" and instinctively she bent closer over liini. while a quick tear fill on his thick, and 'he ne .t in stnnt a hand, i-olt and cool a:- a sn.^vv iiake. was laid 0:1 his fop-head. "Uut you are ivaily ill. I f'-ar—and—and hungry, too. I atn afraid. When- do you live? Have you any tYW nd.-?':'' "I.iveV I'riendsV" it- n-peatul after her in a dazed way. w'eie 1 showed that the weakness which jt'd well niith so fatally overpowi red him was •••'urn iug. "I live nowhere 1 have 110 i.'e iid.i '.10 hom—-no foe.i: at it ih esu't matter now—I shall v.ant none of tlicui lon g" "Hut I must not—I cannot leave you here to die!" exclaimed th" glri. 1 loking anxiously along th" mid which had never seemed so uU-r.y il* scried :is now not a soul in sight to whom ihe could appeal for advice or assistance. She looked for a moment with eager scrutiny Into his iV.ce to see if she loiilil recogni/.e any one she had seen before, No, he was a Strang"!*, arid yet there was something in his countenance, wan and haggard thot'gh it was. that puz- I ided her with strange sort o!" famil iarity. Hut the irltized expression thai 1 was already gathering In his eyes dis- 1 pcl'.cd ail other considerations for the moment. What should she—what could she do? Certainly not leave him to die by the roadside, as he must inevitably do if 1 abandoned aud yel to raake any at tempt to take him to her own hom" would be equhlly futile. Her mother—her adopted rnoihcj*. rather—the only one she had eve known—had rooted and unconquera ble^ aversion to tramps. Naturady hospitable and sympathetic, this was a point upon which she was indexible—inexorable. No tale of woe could move her. no object of tint class. no matter how abject or Yoriorn. in snire her to pity or shake her resolu lion and more than once Miriam had slipped out after some poor. rcpuls..d creature und dropped into his hand a part of her own modest allowance, or I portion of the in-ill which she must otherwise have- left uiitasted. Mrs. Nelsi 11 had never volunteered any reason for this strange behavior, and Miriam had never ventured to as. any. but she realized the utter hope .es^noss of attempting to move her either to pity or companion in this So direful a strait, la W"ver. had ie'vcr come to her i.otice before, and tin- exttvndty of the eit-e in ide her for olice both desperate and detiant. lb.-r home was the nearest—the i.to women win- ithne fir the time, *. Nelson being absent ft a day on Imsi n.-ss in a ne '.'liboring town—and there was a bam full of ccol. sweet-sini lling ha.v, and would be entirely undisturbed at least until h.N return—a respite long e'.ough, perchance, to save a human life. Miriam felt that if she shoii'd leave hiii: then1 to die. the place would be forever haunti-d to her: at any risk— at lhe risk ei brnv'ng sut displeasure as sin' had never felt—01 1 ven perhajw losing the home that had been hers for so any happy years, she must heip and save this hapless fellow-creature. "Try to see if you can stand up and Willi with my help a little way—just to that house yonder." she said, bend ing again over the fainting man. "I can give you shelter there, at least, and food—aud perhaps help yoti to gee well agon. Come—rouse yourself!" she exclaimed, giving him a gentle shake, as he seemed lapsing again into oncoiLS''lousiiess. "You must not die. Somewhere, perhaps, there is some one watching and waiting for you. whose heart will break if you do not return." The words seemed to full from her lips without any Conscious volition of her own, and they produced a singti'ar effect upon the stranger. He started as if he had received an electric shock, glared wiidiy at her for a moment, then, with a desperate exertion of strength, got upon his feet, and stood clutching hold of her arm. Slowly and pa'nf illy—divide.! between the dread of his sinking down ig.dn i.efore the house viis rea htd. and of her adopted mother discovering and defeating her benevolent purpose—Mir iam guided his faltering, trembling step along—piius.ng to steady him once or twice when he threatened to fall, leas suring him with an encouraging pres sure of the wasted hand resting 011 his siriii—along the road until the gate was reached, then up and around the path to the barn, and back le the far ther end when* v.as a stall that was never used. Seating him 011 a bench that stood by the wall, she hastily s.iook down a pile of soft, sweet hay i:o tile stall, then, taking his arm. ii.-s'.sted him to the impromptu bed, upon which he sunk witn a low, faint ing cry. X.arce'y daring to look at him lest her worst fears should lie comirmed, Miriam hastened to the house. "Where have you been, clilld?" lier in tiler called from an inner room, as her light trend sounded on the kitch en tloor. "Just for a walk, mother," Miriam answered, trying, with some difficulty, to repress the tremor in her voice. "Well, come and read to me a little. II Is loo early to see about supper yet," "ontinued Mrs. Nelson. "in a few minutes, mother," Miriam answered, hastily gathering some sup plies from the well-stocked pantry. "I will be back lu 11 few minutes." aud, with her little store hidden In her apron, she hastened back to her strange patient. tie was quite unconscious, but she bathed his face with some brandy that she had brought In a flask, and forced a little between his lips, and then, when lie revived, held a bottle of milk to his lips. With trembling hands he seized and held it until he had drained the last drop then with a faintly murmured "Good! good!" lie sunk back again, and lilt* eyes closed, in what «ven to 'Vf'v l'*i Miriam's inexperience was quite evi dent was not swoon, but a deep—and as she hoped it would prove—saving sleep. Spreading the bay over him, so thai to a casual glance his presence would not be detected, Miriam hastened back to the house. It was not until .after her adopted mother was iu bed that ahtr found an opportunity to steal out again, and then she found hiin conscious, but too weak to speak. W'ith her help, lio^ ever, he was able to eat :i little more, and then making him understand a* Well us she could that she would colu ll ga in in the morning, find leaving Witter where he could get it, and a lamp securely fastened in a bracket, close by, she ret tilled to the house. Hut the next moling on visiting her patient, to her grief and dismay she found him delirious-^ raving about «om. one or some j.Iace lie was trying litid—which seemed to dance mockingly ahead of him anil 'st elude his grasp To move him now was impossible to get medical aid under the circum SMtldrS Seemed equally dilLicillt, auo she lin:d!y concluded to administer sucL' simple remedies as were at hand ltl ill house for that day, anil if that did no', avail, to risk everything anil procure i_ doctor for him. Kvery moment lw could steal away she sat by his rAdr bathing his hot head and hands auj listening, while the tears poured down her cheeks, to his piuvus appeals for hetp, for shelter, for food- for sonii tli'tig that seemed more urgent than aLi these, but which was expressed in words that made it utlerlj unintelligi ble to her. I'.y cveniug he w-emed m, little, if any. better, that she deter mined to watch him all night, and w'.tti th" t-r.-t dawn to go for a doctor, gel hi pi 11 keep her secret, if he would, until the patient could bo uaHed—bu\ at any cost to bring aid. She had returned to the house afte: otic of these visits to make sr.vQ prep ft ration* as her [dans required, wlics the rattle of wheels was heard befor tli" door, and a moment liter Mr. Nel son came in. "What brings you back home so very soon'.'" hi-: wife exclaimed, springing to meet hftn. "And what makes you lonk «i.i strange? Have you bad news':' "Cod only knows if it be good or bad." he answered huskily. "It is cither 111" best or the worst of news, Mollie— for it ti lls us that our boy, whom Wr have mounted as dead all these years, is alive and actually on his way to us. or that lie has perished almost at our very door. 1 cannot tell you the story now: I can hardly credit it myself but our boy. stolen l.f" tramps so many years ago. learned in someway thai ii'- par'.-als were living here, and r.ivordin^ lo tite letter 1 have from an old friend on: West, was known to Imve come oc here to try and timl us. 1 have traced him aitne-t. if not quite, to ihis very town, and there the eh v,- is lost. Wh» knows but he may have been turned from motile door, just as so many h:tv been turned from ours, and so be 1 to lis forever"? lie may have l'al. sick en the way. be poor, destitute well as homeless— oil.'/ a tramp. loor fellow: who would believe or lake pity on him':" "Oh, husband—no, no!" liegan Mrs Nelson in an agony of agitation, but Miriam 'glanced at hi tit as he threw back his hair from his forehead with a quick, nervous gesture, sprung forward ail 1 grasped his arm. "Come with me." she exclaimed. "Quick, quick—for Cod's sake!" S i!l clutching his arm. she hurried him out of the hous.,' aud to the barn, never slopping until she readies th-= side of the poor stranger, once mor« loosing in delirium, tine look Mr. Nel son st at hiin. then start ill back wltb a groan, which was answered by woman's shriek as his wife sprung past him and fell oil her knees by the sick man. ami. cl isping his head in her arn's. rained tears and kisses upou it. "My Herbert—my ooy-my very own!" she exclaimed. "Oh, thank lioi —than!: Cod!" then suddenly compre hending the situation, she sprung up and caught Miriam to her heart. "This is what you have di ne." sht cried. "Saved my boy—my Herbert, who must have died but for you. Oh, bless you—bless you!" aud then sunk u: a swoon at her feet. When she recovered she was lying u. her own bed, aud Miriam seated besidi' lier. her face bathed in a rain of happv tears. "Where is h"-my boy?' she gasped, sit'ing up rig t. "Is it really true, or on! a dream?" I "Hc.illy true, mother," was the low response. "He is in his own room one* more anil the doctor says although hi is very low. he lias strong hopes." 1 Anil those hopes were realized when, a nth iii er. Herbert was able to sit up aud tell a story that sounded like 11 fairy tale, anil how." in following the faint clew, he had become ii ieny des titute. then ill and lialf-erui'.ed. "Hut this good angel found and had compassion 011 me." he said, clasping the hand that rested on the arm ot tin I chair atul holding it close. -*Po her. to whom 1 owe under Providence my lift I and restoration to you, that life belongs I while it lasts." "Anil most willingly do 1 grant it," said Mr. Nelson, casting a fond glance at Miriam's radiant face that had told its own sweet story ere now. "It was the very essence of love that gave her courage to aid and befriend a nameless tramp at the risk of her own welfare, and that enabled her to trace the like ness that gave me back my boy. With all tny heart I welcome her as a daugh I ter—nearer, but not more dear than she litis been to 11s all these y&ira." All hearts were too full to say more just then, but a few months later, lean ing on the arm of Herbert Nelson, Miriam gave her life into the keeping of that one which her woman's tender sympathy, compassion and pity had preserved and saved. Grandma'* Plona Hope at the Clrena. Grandma has not been to the cir cus for many years, but the younger generation prevailed upon her and she went to this one, much against bet will. Grandma does not approve of cir cuses and she watched the performance with ill-concealed jierturbation. Pres ently there was a bareback act which introducted a man and a woman who rode together in many and wonderful positions. The net ended In a burst ot applause and Mabelle turned to grand ma. "Oh, grandma, wasn't it grand?" "Perhaps it was," answered grand ma, severely. "But all I can say is I hope they're married.—Boston Bud get.