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gasmsm ?. SSi 0 , f 4 I fr h -s h TrTP PPTI PT OTTn PTTTPX i -" J-v-"--' wAJww vm.n-ix A. C. HOSMES, Publisher. RED CLOUD. NEP.RASK. AN OLD MAN'S LOVE. 2Y AlfTHONT TEOLLOPE, 4vlhnr of - TioeXnr Tfurne.," Framlu Pardon wjo," " It he Pnjtrnjmyr' I'l&ntaa Finn. the Iriah Memlr." The Warden." "Jiarchutcr Tovrcn." tc, tc CHAPTER XXIL-Continced. ITc went to his club, but the first person who came to him was Mr- Whit tlestaflf. Mr. Whittlcstafl", when he had left the park, had determined never to see John Cordon again, or to see liim , i ., . . .1.,. ; v j .... .. oniy uunng mat ceremony ui me iuar- nage, which it might be that he Would i even yet escape. All that was still m the distant luthrc. Dim ideas as to some means of avoiding it flitted through his brain. Hut "even though he might see (Jordon on that terrible occasion, he need not speak to him. And it would have to be done then, and then only. Hut now another idea, cer- tatnlyvery vajnie, had found its way into bis mind. Jind with the ob:ect of carn'iri"-it out, Mr. WhittlesLatr had ' come to o j the club. "Oh. Mr. Whiltle- stafl'. how do you do again?" "I'm much the sitine as I was be fore, thank you. There hasn't hap pened anything to improve my health " I bono nothing may happen to in jure it. It doesn't much matter. You said something about some property you've ' lias bade me do aa .teems wood u mo in .peuk frol in diamonds, and you said once that " to you of my love . . . 1. ,', tt. :. "ilut. Maiy. liv -hotild there In- any mock- you mu-t go out to look after iL modeity or preieti.- between u,.' When a Itlt I'm not going now. I shall .sell man and woman mean to bee husband m; s i.'iri! in I it; milieu i am 'fiino-tn eeo a Mr. Tookev about it immediate ly." ''an't 3ou sell them to me?" "The diamond shares to you?" "Why not to me? If the thin"- has to be done at once, of course you and I must trust each o'.her. 1 suppose you can tnit me -" Certainly I can.1 "As 1 don't care much about it, whether 1 get what I buy or not, it docs not much .natter for me. Hut. in truth, in niicli an affair a-i this I would trust you. Why should not I go in your place'" "1 don't think you are the man who oujrht to ro there." "1 am too old? I'm not a cripple, if you mean that. I don't see why I shouldn't go to the diamoiid-iiclds as well as a young t man." ft is not about vour ajre, Mr. Whit tlcslall; but I do not think you would be happy there." --- ----- --- - - - - nappy. l do not Know that in' state ot bliss here is erv trreaL If I had houirht vour shares, as you c; ill them, and paid money for them, I don't j-ee w by my happiness need stand m the way. " You are a gentleman, Mr. Whittle staff." Well; 1 hope so." "And of that kind that you would have your eyes picked out of your bead before .ou had been there a week. Don't go. Take my word for it, that life will be pleasanter to you here than then?, and that for you the venture would be altogether dangerous. Here is Mi-. Tookey.' At this point of the conversation Mr. Tookey entered the hall door, and some fashion of intro duction took place between the two btrangers. .John (iordon led the way j into a private room, uuu uiu mo oiucr.t followed him. 'Here's a gentleman anxious to buy my shares, Tookey,' said Gordon. " What! the whole lot of the old Stick-in-the-Mud? He'll havo to shell down some money m order to do that! If 1 were to be asked my opinion, 1 should say that the transaction was hardly one in the gentleman's way of business." "1 supposo an honest man ma work :.t it." said Mr. Whittlcstaif. " It's the honestest business I know out." said FiUwalkor Tookey; " but it does require a gentleman to have his eyes about him." " "Haven't 1 got my eyes?" "Oh certainly, certainly," said Tookey; "I never knew a gentleman have them brighter. And there are eyes and eyes. "Here's Mr. Gordon did have a stroke of luck out there; quite wonderful! Hut because ho tumbled on a good thing it's no reason others should. And he's sold his claim already, if he doesn't go himself. either to me or else to Poker & Hodge." "I'm afraid it is so," said John Gor don. "There's my darling wife, who is going out with mo. and who means to stanil all the hardship of the hard work amidst those scenes of constant labor, a lady who is dying to see hdr babies there" I am sure, sir, that Mr. Gordon won't forget his promises to me and my wife." If you have the mouej' ready." "There is Mr. Poker in a hansom cab outside, and ready to go with you to the bank at once, as the matter is rather pressing. If you will come with him, lie will explain everything. I will follow in another cab. and then every thing can be completed." John Gor don did make an appointment to meet Mr. Poker in the city later on in the day, and then was left "together with Mr. Whittlestaff at the club. It was soon decided that Mr. "Whittle staff should give up all idea of the diamond-fields, and in so doing he allowed himself to be brought back to a state of semi-courteous conversation with his happy rival. "Well, yes; you may writeto her. I suppose. Indeed, I don't know what right 1 have to say that you may or you mayn't. She's more yours thau mine, I "suppose." "Turn her out! 1 don't know what makes you take such an idea as that in yoar head.' John Gordon had not suggest ed that Mr. Whittlestaff wouhfturn Mary Lawrieout though he had spoken of the steps he would have taken were he to find Mary left without a home. 'ihf shall have my house as her own till she can liud another. As she will not be my wife, she shall be my daugh ter till she is somebody else's wife. I told you before that you may come and marry her. Indeed I can't help mv self. Of course you may go on as you would with some other girl only 1 wish it were some other jxirl. You can go and stay witji Montagu Blake, if you please. It is nothing to me. Ivvery body knows it now." Then he did say gooci-bye, though he could not bo per suaded to shako hands with John Gor don. Mr. 'Whittlestaff did not go home that day, but on the next, remaining in town tilf he was driven out. of it by twenty four hours of absolute misery! He had said to himself that he would remain till he could think of some future plau of life that should haye in it some bet tar promise of success for him than his sudden s ;-heme of going "to the diamond fields. But there was no other plan which became practicable in his eyes. Oa the afternoon of the very' next day J-00"00 was n longer bearable to htm; ana as tuero was no other place but Crokor's Hall to which he could take himself with any prospect of meeting friends who would know anything of his way! of life, he did go down on the following day. One con so ,ueoce of this was that Mary had received from her lover the letter which he had writ- ten almost as soon as he had received 1 Mr. WhittlestafTs permission to write The letter was as follows: Dkau Maut Iilo not know whether you arc punjruttd by -what .Mr. Wh!ttio.U!T baa done: bit I nm o much o that I hardly know how to vrtjt to you on the matter. I f you will think of it, I have never written to you. mid Imvc inner b en in n portion Jn wnicU writing h''in.-l to bo iKM-itic. Nor do t know ii4 yt whether you are awrc of he bui-im-m which has brought Mr. WhltUesUtff to town. " I nuppovj I am to tako It for jrran'ed that utlhelelW ijjj in true: though wun I think what it 2s thiit I have to accept-and that on ...., l... i . . . . .. . inc Moru or u man who I not jour rather. n. i mi n u iicncui "iraniftT io lac it uoai - c.em a, thouirll , wcn. aMUIn,nr frf,4l ,1,.Itl. And y..-t it l no rn ire than I akcd him to do ' "I luid no time tb'.-n to ak for rour pjrml rion: nor. hnd i uVc-l for it. would you have KrantcJ Itto tnj. Vu ha! ld:ed yourfcclf. and wou d not iinvo broken your pfodire. Ir I nked for your band at all. it wit from him that I had to nxk. How wid it be with n o if you shall ref ue to come to me at h: bld alrne'f "I have never told you that I loved you. nor have j'ou expre"ed your wUllnirnuM ti recel . my love Dear Mary, how fchu.l it leir Xoilouiit I do count upon you in my ery heart uh bolnic my own. Aftir this week of ll lin: WIITJI I MW I1IIII l JIIS IIWJl IO-J- I tiouhk-. it s-cnn as though 1 cju look b,yk utxtn a former tune in wi Jen y.u unl l Had taiked to another us though we had been iov eiii. May I not think titnt it w.m so.' May it not Ikj m? .May I not call you my Mary.' "And, indeed, between man and man. as I woii.il k:iv. oiilv that vnu are not a man. have j I not a nht to assume that it It eo' I told I him that It was ho dovvuni (Yokcr Hall, and !he did not contniiict me. And now ho ha4 l.'en Ujc tnot Indlecreot of men, and hiia al lowed all your recreta to cw-aiw from Iiih tit-ti.f lf It ij In'if ttir t lui t Vfill I tV, tfl miff i Micir !iriri".!n I am Mire of mv Iov for "'-' -" w ...- w...... yii, uud of my earue-t lomrinir to make you iny wile. Tell me am 1 no' rlt'ht in counting U.on win for wishing the same ihiu-c What shall 1 nay in writing to you of Mr. Whiule-tatll Hut ho contrive to do so in fueh a way that I can take it only in the ex tee'sioii of ills regret that I MiouM be rniud to he .standing in his woy. Hm devotion to you Is the most bMiiti!iil expression of elf atineva'lon that 1 iwuo ever m-t Ho tells me that nothin.' Is done lor me; but it ionlv that I may understand how much moro i done for you. .Noxr to me yes Mury. net to myeir lie should be the dearest to you of human lclncs I mi Jeaious aitea iy, alino-t Jealous ol hiSKOodnes. Wo-jI 1 that I could loo iorward t a llio in which I would bo re-aid-'d u hl- Irieu I. "Iet me have a ine from ym to sav Unit It is as I would wi-.li it, and name a my in which 1 may come to vi-it you. I tha I uowrouaiii in I.O'id.iu only tib-y your heln-sm. A- for mv lultiru I e. I can n-ttle nothing till I can d teu.s It with you. at it will bo i our lilo also. Ood b.c!s you. my own o'ie Voura auVctiot lately, John ttouiMix. "Wo are not to return to the diamond-fl-'ds. 1 have prom.sed Mr. Whittiostair tli.it it .shall be so." Mary, when she received this letter, retired into her own room to read it. For, indeed, her life in public- her life. ' that is, to which Mrs. Haggett has ac- cess had been in some degree dis- turbed since the departure of the mas t ter of the ho'ise. Mrs. Haggett cer I tainly proved herself to bo a most un reasonable old woman. She praised Mary Lawrie up to the sk i only woman fitted to bo y as being the her master s ' wife, at the same time abusinir Mary for driving her out of the house were the marriage to take place: and then abusing her also DccutfeO Mr. Whittle- 1 sta.V had gone to town to look up an- : other lover on Mary's behalf. "It isn't nvy fault; I did not send him,' said Mary. "You could make his going of no ac count. You needn't have the young man when he comes back. Ho has come hen, disturbing us all with his diamonds, in a niost objectionable manner." "You would be able to remain here, and not have to go away with that dreadfully dninkeu old man." This Marv had said because there had been rather a violent, scene with legged hero in the stable. the oue- "What's that to do with it? Haggett ain't, the worst man in the world by any means. If ho was a little cros last night, he ain't so always. You'd be ' cross yourself, miss, if vou didn't get straw enough under you to take off the hardness ot the stones." "Hut you would go aud live with him." " Ain't ho my husband ? Why shouldn't a woman live with her hus band? And what does it matter where I live, or how. You ain't going to marry John (iordon. I know, to save me from Timothy Haggett!" Then tho letter had come the letter from Mary's Mr. Hlake. lover, and Mary retired to her own "Don't make yourself such a goose," room to read it. The letter she thought ' said Kattie Forrester. was i erfect, but not so perfect as was "O, but 1 am in earnest- The great Mr. WhittlpstafF. When she had read . est joy in all the world." the letter, although she had pressed it j "1 su pposo you mean you're going to to her bosom and kissed it a score of I be married," said Mr. N hittlcstafT. times, although she had declared that t "Exactly. Howg-od you arc ntguesa it was the letter of ono who was from ing! Kattie has named the day. This head to foot a man, still there was . day fortnight. Oh, dear, isn't it near?" room for that jealousy of which John ' "If you think so it shall be this day Gordon had spoken. When Mary had fortnight next year," said Kattie. said to herself that he was of :dl human "Oh, dear, no! I didn't mean that at beimrs surelv the best, it was to Mr. hittlcstatt and not to that she made allusion. John Gordon CHAPTKU XXIII. AOAIN AT CKOKCIl'S HALT. About three o'clock on that day Mr. wmmesiaii came home, lhe pony tjarriage had gone to meet him, but Mary remained purposely -out of the way. She could not rush out to greet him, as she would have done had his absence been occasioned by any other cause. Hut he had no sooner taken his place in the library than he sent for, her. He had been thinking about it all tho way down from iAindon, and had in some sort prepared his words. During the next half-hour he did promise him self some pleasure, after that his life was to be altogether a blank to him. "But it is good; is it not? We two. He would go. To that only he had . and her maid. She's to be promoted to mado up his mind. He would tell . mirse one of these days." Mary that she should be happy. He -If you're such a" fool. I never will -tVould make Mrs. Haggett understand have vou. It's not too late vet. rcmem that for the sake of his property she ber that." All which rebukes and must remain at Croker's Hall for some 1 there were many of them Mr. Montagu period to which he would decline to , Blake received" with loud demonstra name an end. And then he would go. i tions of jov. "And so. Miss Lawrie, " ell, Mary, lie saut, smiling, "so I have, got baok safe. "Yes; I see you have got back." "1 saw a friend of yours when I was up in London." "i have had a letter, you know, from Mr. Gordon." "tie. has written, has he? I hen he J has been very sudden." "He said he had your leave to write." "That :s true, lie had. I thought that perhaps he would have taken mure time to think about it." "I suppose he knew wiat he had to say," said Mary. And then she blushed, as though fearing that she had appeared to have been quite sure that her lover would not have been so dull. "I dare say." "I d dn't mean that 1 knew." "But you tl:.dy "Oh, Mr. Whittlestaff! But I will not attempt to deceive you. If you left it to him. he would know what to say immediately." "No doubt no doufct!" "When he had come all the way from South Africa on purposo to see me. as i he said, of course he would know. Whf should tbcra ba asrpreUaM partr' -Why. indeed?" "Hut I bare not answered hiaa wA as yet.' There need b no delay." "I would not do it till tou had come. I may have known what he would say to me, but I may bo much in doubt what 1 should sat to him. You may ay what you like.' Ho answered her crossly, and .the heard the tone. Hut he was aware of it also, and felt that he was disgracing himself. Tbcre was none of his half-hour of joy which he had promised himself. Ho had struggled so bard to give her every thing, and he might, at any rate, have perfected his gift with good-humor. "You know you have my full permis sion," he said, with a nile. lint he was aware that this smile was not pleas- .nt trii net ailrH tiilw HI u'n ... ....... - -- such a guide as would make her hilvi)Y. Hut it hd not signify, i.'.n u. w-i &nnn irv uttrlv abal. . - - c ..... ished. then i-he would be happy. "I do not know that I want your per mission." "No, no; I dare say not." "You asked me to be vour wife.' "Yes: I did." And I ac opted you. The matter was settled then." "Hut you told me of him even at first. And you said that you would al ways think of him." "Yt'A. I told you what I knew to be true. Hut I accepted vou: and I de termined to love ou w.th all my heart with all my heart-" "And you knew that you would lore him without any determination." "I think that I have mvelf unde more control. I think that In time i a little time I would have doue mj duty bv ou nerfectlv." "As how?'' "Loving you with all my heart." "And now?" It was :t "hard question to put to her, and no unnecessary! "You have distrusted iuc bouiewhaV I begged ou not to go to London. 1 begged vou not to go." "You can not love two men.' She looked into his face, as though implor ing him to spare her. For though sdie did know what wits coming though had she asked herself she would havo said that she knew yet she felt her self bound to disown Mr. Gordon as her very own while Mr. Whittlctn..f thus tauialized her. "."o; you can not love two men. You would have tnctl to love me and have failed. You would have tried not to love him, and have failed then also." "Then I would not have fa'led. Had you remained here, and have taken me. 1 should certainly not have failed then." "I have made it easv for you. my dear; very easy. Writ1 your letter. Make it as loving as you please. Write as 1 would have had you write to me, could it have been possible. Oh, Mary! that ought t; have been my own! Oh, Mary! that would have made beautiful for me my future downward steps! Hut it is not for su h a purpose that a young life such as yours should be giv en. Though ho should be unkind to you, though money should be scarce with you, though the ordinary troubles of the world should come upon you, they will be better for you than the ease I might have prepared for you. It will be nearer to human nature. I at any rate, shall be here if troubles come; or'if I am gone, that will remain which relieves troubles. You can go now and write your letter. She could not speaiC a word s she left the room. It was not only that her throat wa-s full of sobs, but that her heart was laden with minglrd joy and sorrow, so that she could not tind a word to express herself. She went to her bedroom and took out her letter ease to do as he had bidden her; but she found she could not write. This letter should be one so' framed aJ to niake John Gordon joyful; but it would ue uupossioie to uriug ult juj su iu iuu surface as to satisfy him even with contentment. She could only think how far it might yet be possible to sac rifice herself and him. She sat thus an hour, and then went back, and, hear ing voices, descended to the drawing room. There she found Mr. Blake and Kattie Forrester and Evelina Hall. They hal come to call upon Mr. Whittlestaff and herself, and were full of their own news. "Oil, Miss Lawrie, what do you think?" said Mr. Hlake. Miss Lawrie. however, could not think, nor could Mr. Whittlestaff. "Think of whatever I is the greatest joy in tho world, said i all. It can t bo too near. Ana vou couldn't put it off now, you know, be cause the Dean has been bespoke. It is a good thing to have the Dean to fasten the knot. Don't you thmk so, Miss Lawrie?" "I suppose one clergyman is just tho same as another," said Mary. "So I tell him. It will "all be ono twenty years hence. After all, tho Dean Is an old frump, and papa docs not care a bit about him." "Hut how are vou to manage with Mr. Xewfacc?" said Mr. Whittlestaff. "That's the best part of it all. Mi. Hall is such a brick that when we Come back from the Isle of Wight he is going to take us all in." If that's the best of it. vou can bo I taken in without me." said Kattie. vou'retohei: in the same boat too," said Mr Hlake. "I know all about iu" Mary blushed and looked at Mr. Whittlestaff. But he took upon him self the task of answering the ciergv- i man's remark anything aboi: s. "Hut how do vou know bout Miss Lawrie?" "You think that no one can go up to London but yourself. Mr. "iVhitilesufT. I w:s up tb.ere myself yesterday; as soon as ever this great question of the day was positively settled, I had to look after my own trouscau. 1 don't see why a gentleman isn't to have a trous seau aswcll as a lady. At any rate, I wanted a new black suit, tit for th.2 hymeneal altar. And when there 1 made ouc John Gordon, and soon wormed the truth out of him. At least he did not tell me downright, but ho let .the cat out of the bag that I soon guessed the remainder. I always knew how it would be. Miss L?wrie."" "You didn't know anything at a:l about it,' said Mr. Whittlestan; "It would be very much more becoming if ycu would learn sometimes to holdyom tongue." 1TO BC OOSTISUKD.J , ?- mto-VfTm.' The writer ha had wTtfirrluw haa wmo c-sprnenre Uaot.iy attt a robr t tli t n,' Mlk-wonm, ami h.w fcn.aU. t 9C( up a ntd oi j, xttt jj. ic rg to the moth. &btaiat artJi- dd u aao&or dnt fei h j a ras from the friod for curiosity and ntructi"n. and would add ttmonv to that of o'ber that this worm Is wondorfuJy fahnrd. and that the hmprrA.i-Ling Ch. who discovered r uc bou!d not w forgo: ten by mankind. I Tfcc wbolo wrivl of curw-hn rim white mulberry, or mom aifea. ' curn, cg- al &r ia a the proper food fur producing the promptnc It cekntr on the rr. bet jrflfc: and light, loamy Mid on elc- of lbo in4.aRJ, whkh mttx Jhar ur vatctl land is favorable to the growth of e jn aa iataaU jf hi, comrade i the tre . . , . , ' bitten, the jraxJ U on ht kne ck- crea or eight hundred tree may grow Jnj. lhe ottwJ jjrp.ng tb ! m arm upon ono acre of land, and n three jv or trapping it Urhtlv ab.?vo and U years a Mngle tree will yield ten or '0w the bite, knowia- qai twelve pounds of leave. . imtortancc of chcck.ng tho ir uUhoa The cocoonery, or feedinproora. -hotild h,. ha, ..bu n pdU. ' and toreuo be free from anU. apiders or other n bU pouch Hectplodc gun powd in unous injects and should b prurid- OB ac wound and lo-4 not an faitant. edw.th Tcotilation. and mean for keep- nor dtH.t th(tJ TJCtJra loWft besn. n ing the teinperaturu between antv-nvo aud .evcnty-fie tlegrea. For mere esperimcat, a lorg tabic with strips around the edge to keep he worms from falling to the t!oor. U u'.W ciently large for two or three hundred worm. The egg are of a grayish color and about tne size of mustard wexl. 'lhe vorms, which generally come from the e 'gs early in tho morning, arc small black tpe-ks, and at tir.t need tender leave- to feed upon, that are free from dust and moisture. About the fifth day after hatching, the worms stop eating and. witn heads raised r tt;r. sleep tor tu r;y hour- or more, during which time they should not be disturbed. On awaking, they leave lxdiuid. on tho dry leaves, the'r lir-t black skins or oats, ami come out in lighter colored garments. They have become larger than b-foro sleeping, and their aptietito bus in- ......... .-. b. .. t ft.ja kKl-. I .. .& eat constantly night and day lor about ten tlays. an 1 ..Imtdil be ootistantly ui - ' tdted with leave-. ijCiuglhu st or c-ght .. limes during twenty-four hours with fresh 'caves and small branches. The period for feeding is usually about thirty or thirty-live day; ami at length the worm is seen to look up. l-i;iia;uiiuu limn u.itu iu ui..tti, .am ,.-.... I .. I fBS. vlakK(B k 1 .J . k .V f I I I I I ::cf, and is evidently hunting for a spot to spin lis iik cocoo!'. onietimes, branches of oak, rye or wheat straw will serve their purpos ; but iu our own uxperiencu a pre'erenca was aIiowu by them for little round cells made of pasteboard. When ready for spinning tho worm is three or three aud a half inches in length, showing a ven rapid growth for ureaei su mat wic, u.a.u .Sci "I'vu- ui'i.tmg proteionai -ictll. and it w no ings in the leaves. dvtibt omewhat derogatory to a.lm t 1 he siik-worms have four such moult- tjmt Ui becom dead drunk 'is an etJeet ing sleeps, with a week or more be- jvo victon- against snake venom t ween them, during their short lives. rui. quant ir sotn Utm-s ?w.tllowcd and at last they are of a pearly white , tmder such circumvati'-es is utt-rlv in color. , erelible. l'rof. Hnlford describes a After the font v'i slooo the w.rms will (ifli.,..iti. n..-r M..linm in wM,-h tnu live or six weeks of its life. UJU.U f snake poison -ould take juart" : and the moat sali-dneion of all arg't After the worm has fastened iLsoli to i hnindv without injury, and almo-t j nnuil. lor it i one which, when full) tho branch or cell by a loose texture of j u thout ellecU One man -a man of j grounded on one own perottal hi silk. it began to make its silk co ion ! temperate hab Ls -took duo quart and j torv. and tv.-:d bv a eoiiMMout Omv around itself. There are two duets. I a half pint of brandy, which only tian lite, is not likely to yield to any near each other, in the head of the i Huh- Intoxicated him or about four its-mult. of theoretical Inthbdity nml worm, irom winch is ejected the silken thread. Hy the ibratory motions of the head the.se unite into one, and the silk cocoon is a continuous thread from ten to twelve hundred feet in length. It is from three to five days in spin ning its nest, whieh is, when finished, an inch or more in length, and imper vious to water on account of a gummy substance with which the silk is covered. j Tho shape of ita nest is peanuL There, curled much like a up in the co- . coon, the curious worm again sheds its I mitfii rto t in.l najtltrtuj Inn nri..'n Iu ' . state for about three weeks. Then the I 4 cream-colored moth emerges from ono end of tho cocoon, lays about four htin- i dred eggs, lives for a few days, and, its life work being done, it dies of old age at the end of three months from its birth. Hut the moths are not all allowed to come out of cocoons. In doing this they break many threads and destroy the cocoons for reeling. Therefore it is necessnrv in somo way to kill the chrysalides. This is generally done by heating them in an oven orsmothcring them by steam. The oven heating injures tho gloss of the silk; therofore, the better way is to place the cocoons in a close covered basket over the steam of boil ing water for an hour's time. After spreading the cocoons out to dry they maybe gathered into a bag, and aic ready for reeling. .. . Independent. - m Antiietes to Snake Pifln. In her book, "Snakes. Curiosities and Wonders of Serpent Life," Miss Cath erine C. Ilopley writes on the nib ect of "The Venoms and Their Ilemedies," as follows: I "To conceive of an antidote to snake i poisou in the true sense of the term." j S.r John Fayrer explains, "one must imagine a substance so subtle as to follow, overtake an 1 neutralize the venom in the blood;nft that shall havo the power of counteracting and neu- t aii.mg the deadly luliueuce it has ex erted on the vital lorccs. Such a sub stance has still to be found, and our present experience of the action of drugs does not lead.- to hopeful anticipation that we shall find it." With regard" to the many drugs used in various countries for the cure of snake bite, it is curious to note that as a rule, they are procured from the most deadly plants. As like cures like, so poison cures poison. Pennyroyal, says Charas, was held to the nose of a viper, who by turning and wiggling, labored hard to avoid it, and in half an honr's time was killed by it. This was in July, at which season these creatures are computed to be iu the greatest vigor of their poison. Another drug which is poison to a veuomous snake is tobac o. within the reach of most persons. This, among native remedies, has alwas beeu as always been :n heani of .Us emcacv .. - t-.,, t, Vtl -?S .- ,T w favor, and we have ever since the w eed ropeans. anous species of tooac-o 1 and itn adies are indigenous to most i tropical countries, and" probably were : in use for both man and snaKe bi:es long before ClVUlZeu II X10HS lOOK COm- .. .... , fort in smoking. Man arr.es more. poiMjii iu n:s ui(uu:i tuii.j ;t ?iiav. si.. n ilit V?r.'n?'.o wrifor rtJIndinrr to n:ff- tine. He nan roon a rattlesnake more quickly than it can turn. .Mc.ioisoa ' . . . .. ,.. . . m:iics inn: tu iitau .. .1. . . i : j i.. . is ..... - M rapidly affects a cobra ana be recom imends it. should you wish to destroy the snake unin jured. "You have.1' he says, "but to blow into its mouth a drop or two of the oil from a dirty pipe." Two young men chopping wood to gether In Virginia espied a rattlesnake. With a forked stick one of them held its head close to the ground, keeping the body constrained with his foot, while his comrade took from his own month a quid of tobacco which he forced into that of the snake. The reptile was then released, and had not crawled a couple of yards before it wasconvulsed, swelling and dying with in a short time. Strychnine appears to have k similar effect to tobacco on snakes. Fayrer found cobras extreme - If :cp.;bl V lK fff"tWtrr of? lArjchaiM. An ahami fmptpba produre rxmcrfnl c!ecL. I'ootrd pa ;h Hoot of Uicr cag it trill UH veo oohh joakr in a very fbort time. A large Hungaras died Iti tea minute ta thi war. stibtnttA witii courage and confidr-no. and in hcc lie another clement of ..uc-rjv 3! any a arc on record of jver-mni b-ing at Oath's iit.Hfr throogb tear alone, when bitten by hannic. nake. but rcover ug on being aured that there wa no danger. And other ca-e.s are well knowr wncro bitten Kr vo Lave died of fright and the de pressing m 'uuce ummnding tho a-cident, when they might po.Wy have recovered And now for a few wcrd about Ums m-st popular and perhaps rao-t atutn able of all remedies - alcohoL No wonder the bnckwoKisman rcorv to this, which without any chopjiug oi5"of lingers or toes, orjHjrvjnal pyiote hnc. or oth-r lo.'al tortures, deaden- h- sen-st'iiliue-f, render-- him unconseious ol all s itl'ering. aim end h tn into i hap is not py oblivioune-s of danger. It c a rehned moac of tnUii'nt. nOr owe I that rrc-vnts manv dlorttinitie-s of ex- . a . . m .. J luo ott!o of bratuiv were dni'ik with- . out nnv svuinuuns of intoxicatoti. and l another of a girl of fourtfvn who when bitten bv an Australian stiakt- drank three Nmles with out bein in fer toiiatel. She recovered. Alcohol ha-j tKwer!ul attraction oxygen, writes l'rof. Halfonl, oh th . I .()rv ml the etlOUl has . I . . .1 k that the enom has piYxiwetl foro t;n ,.ens a tUi blood: so that If al- i eohol i!ii"!i"(! the ov'en a'nrhei bv the poison, the cells penh and recov ery ensues. lr. Miortt. of .Madra-. sas: Hrmg the patient under the iniu ence of intoxication as sueodilv as imis- Mhle; make him drunk and keen him drunk until the virus is overcame. Dr. Weir M tehell sta'es that delicate wo- men and vouug childten under the influ- i hours. Another man bitten in tho j throat, was cured at the end of ta'cnty- fotir hours, during whieh time ho hail two ',uarts of whisky in one night, and renewed, as the p-d-Mj fell, besides red peppor and other stimulaatJ. tt Klllln Tater-Ilu?. "Seems to mo you don't have nothin to do," said a farmer, walking into the sanctum of the editor the other day. "Well, I have worked on a farm a good ileal of my life, and 1 regard edit ing a so-called humorous paper as harder work thau plowing corn, the editor replied. "Oh, shucks!" exclaimed the farmer, if I didn't have nothin' to do but wit around ami write a little, and shear a his own soul? To have heard Jeus In good deal, I tell ye I'd be bavin' aj the t'esh led men to nay "Necr man mighty easy time."" Fpakc like this man " In like manner. "I'll tell you what 111 do." said tho to liauj read tho llible prayer. ullv. con cditor. I'll plow corn a day for vou if ' tinuouy. savingly, may well lead a you'll write two columns to-day for me." "Done, cried tho farmer. "And I'll bet vou ten dollars you can't write tw'o columns to-day." "Done agin. An' I'll bet yer ten dol lars more yer caa't plow as much as ye orter." "1 take you," tho editor replied. "What am I to writo about?" "Oh, anything, so it's funny. Ho member, now, Mr. Farmer, you are to do the writing yoursolf. 'lrho matter must be strictly original." "Novcr mind me, Mr. Kditor. Hut look ve. You havo got ter do a good job o? corn plowin'. Do it jest like I would." "All right." The editor went to the farm and set a good hand whom he had hired on the way at work plowing corn. The farmer wrote a head line which read "hillin' Tatcr Hugs," before the editor was out of hearing. In tho evcn'ng the editor came into j his san turn blithe aud cheerful. 'I ho farmer at at the desk, vexed and wor- ricd into anger. "How do you feel?" asked the editor. "Used up. Hardest day's work I ever done, an' two lines ter show fer iL" Sure enough, he was but one lino be yond the head line. That lino read. "Killin tator bujs is.funnv." XWUU i XUU tnu rtM-m. Ycs', but I reckon I've won t'other un. Xo. sir! I have won both. I have plowed several acres of corn, and done j it well, and I'vo written my two col umns besides." ' "Creation! ITow'd ve do it?" "Just like vou would. I hired a man to do the plowing and I sat in the shade: but 1 wrote while I sat there, and did not sleep as you do. Fork over the twenty." The" farmer paid twenty dollars for his information, but the lesson was well learned, and a3 he went out he said. j ..tra j woultln-t i an cditor if i he I ,, ",. . ;i,.,. ... ... iiiic i could. It looks mighty easv. buu by - - 1 Jerusalem, it ain't near so easy as so he. tin in trier senile an tvatcnin" tnex j hand? p!owin' corn I'm a fool, an ; ter kin say so in ver next paper if ve: ' . 1 . 3 i . . -t -.i ,w. : ,-..- ...n. ,-;-; UI L HL .fUll LU.b 13 . il . , li ,i.C. ' . . ...... , m n-t r tr..-r ' J i J ' i uOVCniOr Jarvis told the ' taro :nian3 :n a speech the oth .... l.-.l V..1 .;., ..o-r. .nmA. , ; " -V "T.," :;: J V"' -.11 VIi.. that tJiv had cn'oved this vear t Tniniri h -i rrtjt f,"ii ...Hirer Kin: x cii.ii - tmngn r raore seen since tnc ' - I atiou oi inuepenoeace. tne o.a.e w- ernment run lor one wnole vcar wun- ,.f .i-,?nr fllinr fmm tfiP nnnfcpt oftheVe? TiiH wa? accomplished by the sale of some unproductive publi iVC PUbilC property. "I am going down to the city front to sketch." said'a voung artist this morn - ing. -Am I bothered by curious on- uow when we live aide of earnest prayer, lookers?' So. not now. 1 always go The apostle Paul appealed to tbcevi t n board a ship- I have done so" since dence. ot experience in the matter of his a city front lounger leaned over my own salvation when be said to Timcthyi shoulder one dav he weighed about i "I know whom 1 have believed, aad 250 pounds and said: That's good! Tr.. ;. :a it c x7.-a a. i.lk 43 JfcJ 4 tj l4IHGJm A- V 7 The Emperor.- of Amstria has tb 1 finest collection of pipes ia Europe. ' -, 9 t, ReliglOUS liUin. ron itrs roz us mil ! ?m1 y a.jnp; tS-JfT 4.tf ti lfT. WfcJt f- tr rti a4 UN . Ht lc th rM wht!U-w. t'rS IMI UX 11 jrvt -JI tmt y. S(gi " la tn-Tr Vt l-tmS T sr rsj mi i4 VlM 8il. l-itrt, trt- Ts tnrirf4 " &? ctt 6 t, 4s ' tri . t " tS tm 1V prtmrt f T, f Crtr? - t fFti t . In trfri trti ,nmi ti ?-r it "rnts si UhI vustif cx-r tff ' of dTti. !! Jt tr, ll . u ttf J .U;b4 tMl ! r w4 ir 1m pr- uti v tf U ukt2k VtK&lSXL rxrr.KiKNCK JUi A PrarticaUr the troftptt of all aru uienl l the arumval frt Mif aB rvixifcal rtter'jv Thi It trtw, n .. .i ... t I t . i f lUKiuvm In the holv criltarr At tins ne j t tlW or (aitk in rrrri' abo of thr pwjmph- t list ut-cinom i ic rvriptur- i ' largiJv vout.ruie-d atd tatllrsl Uv what tna l- alJi tmr iiwnov of ' the truth and tho snvtag euVAy iH i th' dH trtu. .V a matter frt he eareelv raw !. ial to bar ;at9l the mwt Mtt4lartory and eiVM.nf demount rat tut Ur tho tuth of lh ( jHl. until wo aav reuea!h a.l l trtal ol it In iMir w tn-MMn! wn- fueo by an hoK'l atl r)H4thKrttl endeaur tolitrt a.'onlinj U IU po? e'pu. )r Sv.or rleariv rcgftel thiN k nd of iKrpneo anf tt ,rmitKl of i.lce, wbu II ! "If sr man Mil do lit-- wdi. he nfcall Lmw mt tin doctrine, wlwthr t of (k1. Of whetlier I sjNt of .Vh " Aa a mutUT o( logio. do twt ao dirtnke U ay that th orkal al ujMiintental argitmnt for t.kn?ilin4iy ) the rioget f all It- e. idrace rrhapa not. t ertniuly U will wot mrty j d-moiirtJi m Ukmb who hnva nttfor tniil it. t itiUlitr1 ant o'ettoi Mint hkupte- are not l.kejy to letri it truth, or admit its forre. All thnt we tt! here a ill nn 1- thai to th-c (hrlttan miut him-elt who ha onct literal uixm thi I in tor court of the (hrttlnu tml. hv n living ejMnmee of the vital prttrt j pie- of the (Itpel. it Is not oul a ffMd 1 argument, but itrobablr the str.usftt hkeptienl free thitiUng The question i wa- once put to D. I- Mood, the ean geiisi. "now no you know me r.ioie m umpired?" The prompt and empimtic answer wan: "1 kunw the Itibln i In spired because it umpires tne " Won not this- a good argument to the man who eon d make it? What wan it but the application of th very tail of truth whieh otir nvtour had given to Hii dn ciplc when He nuid: "fly their fruJti ye hhall know them." He had "enrolled the Scriptures and felt their iav;ng. quickening, eleval ng, iulliicncc ujkui lit.- own heart and life After such an experience of good, how could he ques tion the divine inspiration of a book whoe inspirations he had no long and fully tested as tho ven iKiwerof (iod to man to say with Moody "I know It tof t'od. bo- atine it knows me and inspire my heart with a Iiojmi and pcaco and joy never felt before." This U the ar gument from experience Thin argu menl grows stronger and stronger, the more we read, ami the longer w Ine. This argument every tnio and faithful Chri-tian may have a the ery anchor of his faith iu f'hrisL And once hating j it, he need not bo disturbed bv the pre vading skeptt istn of the world around. Hating it. ho need not Iks much con cerned even if he can not aniwur the argument of speeulathe philosophy and recent science. It is interesting to notice with what frequency the acred writers bring into view the clas of evidence derired from a personal cxpcricnco of tho truth. The Uwk of iValms is full of Iu That moit anc ent .ong-book of tho church Is the very song-book of the human heart in all iks deepest ctperiencc One reason why it has had uch power through all the age to inspire the heart w.th devotion is because St con tains the utterance- of the I'nalm-xt's own heart drawn from his own rxK;rl c rices. It is a perpetual call to all men to "come and worship," to try religion by the t'j.-.t of a jw;raonal application, to enter within tho sanctuary of a devout ami holy life. "Oh Uastc and sc" cries Datid in tho thirtv-fourth Psairn. "taste and see that the Lord it good." "('"me ye children. hea:ken unto m 1 will teach you the fear of the IxmL "Ch. magnify the Lord with mc and let u exalt His name together. I iought the Lord, and He beard roo and de livered me from all rny fears. Tim Kor mau cried, and the Lord neard him and saved him out of all his J troubles." What an experience of the eznca"v ol prater, and wnat an orr tlenc? of the goodness of God. to the heart of tho i'salmist. wa? that A himi'ar experience i recorded in the llf.th Psalm, where he tell wt of the deep and fearful dHtres through which had pased; when "the mjitow of death compas-eI him and the pain of hell took hold upon him; when be 1 took hold upon him" when he iml nothing bnV -trouble and w. v." and said in bis bate all men aro ou row liars. "Then called I upon the name oi lcc jro, vj, ia)tv. i occcca jscc Lord, O. I.oru. I bececa Jhcc llin.r mr .mil )' And rT. fml hr,! j me and delivered mr oul from dath. ' 5VU" .A3 i. UIC i HfJiUJl 1 iilUf B ! were n TvndalU and scientifi nrarer. - I . - . - r-V" - " " J" "-r ""J . ""' , , i""-"' --they now are. to shake Ujc confidence g a PS ? who had paid -""u5" .J i.in.i,i.l.l.v; v ,: Jl cwutc inn ?rrrr!rr nf nrnrxriw (Zs t " " "--''7 . . - Z V"' I Dav;d rw -not mistaken when- 3fter I sacn. experienced, he sai: "Verily. God j , ih heard me." or are c mistake o I a persuaded that He is able to keep I that yVii1 T tm MimmWtu4 TITn, that which I hare committed unto Him j against that dav;" and also when. In the lmxteaiate prospect oi raartvrcom, ue said: "I have fought a good" fight. I bare siihKl my covne. I bare Slept , i . , ., , ... . ... i U-a; vrtf am ( taw jrah, asl budhiv- aal af dav bfe It rxfttaUt J . .J; 4 ., h tf cf n-lirH l-iiL t ur l artUan fa.!k. J . . ., ., ., . ,i... n IL ultttualu la4. rrl k)umVhi j. , .. . , ., Vorth i rnine eVH Irom tcar4 ana rar feet from ' rejwtt mo M- WUU T. . falling: Iherfore will I call upon Him J continual torm. hath annotated th ' " - ; .. i. -, I :- t t.i.1- s 'church for a. hln. anil -r!U- ., i. I IT JS1 i UH w xh LrtU i& rk99M $&& h&il i frp ssh i & 4,f . T Jk Af& ttk ?rI cw's,Nr ?? V&4 P &t S ma1( hi fvkl Hc- Iii t iMeW mu IM. t?wt 'Vt Uw y ) ty iw wtr iIJ r-tt )is tk s.w &4 is tJEH p?&A. tirr & Uo H. J5 ht U th ,u 4 Unj 4. Xn4 etsm a4 toward jc33. tl., ht grAl ffcj ttfiM hi rt i icfsatAl v-$dftr "& & 6 aJtcd rHM lii. Tt Mt jittc 4 iinS -J usta tJU IJtat aic ty Ut (H'l?p i milk tt "0 tlMW tiUlt fe ttvn,t fron 4aU WSr !lf. 4J - ! U o tW lMUtr llrrr Umi . . t. , , .. .... ,. ? t -ijniP- ' VJl. wtrvn- wv tv U utsc 4 ih ae of t4. tfct y - tiioV kiK l V Iiavc e.,M m 9 n WMf vif tm lb ! 4 ttfc s,n r (.xf M w4t it l & kar tii rrvii.tj and . flw4fs f iHm cttMrritmntM iirfiiwai f Hm (Ufxd 5r ioi( ant W it ol U lire MfthKt It It ft tttt t)Hi tbnuoraln sd Ik irvAk fcfefc tS UttAt t4tiNr Hr m gtaitfctttjy. 14 a titati W amtem Mr -W. ty Wn i K-rMunal rl. thi tJaara I h. aini avlK fwwr tm lle ! jk ml ib&l Ikat kaMt: .! tAt jowwr. achl ft I at MHhe nf ar)j Jl Um U'u$ to tW HUi, llh Uh arrntttttt, awrf Oio iliw ml LW wit. In h nil hmtU H wU! hn Uf to K Ttltoio Hfa od dnnM?tur. - CAtiig f The Outcome. Mn jr mnek sMfitmr fr tIMr tttdtalie, ta-ey bftv ttutkiag !r ) t-aisM o km! attd rufctf TmmMV tnomllHon l4Ur et'! tM tti ntry a yar riif-' wrfwnt tmtwkatarv twm!y t Wll pnttdwl for rdfrWn roMfinml with im H.WoU-llve !MlUk fpntl n rignr and tohaaeo "" thiatel tttn taMtdn! mttllwni of d4tar s-pnt for (Wh. nriired rm' Ho wa ta had a fxrutiid o( etn bmidrvd " fifty Uwhi sand dlat r what mm-! wOrti. iu Lod. psnl it all Jit t . eh ofly in jrlutton, atil il MlUiwf atol yon fur all Um dolicneJA. and oftm had a n-ld tl3l wo. hi rot ti r tl hunilred fr hotKtf. 'Vh"H hm wa r. d ,eMl to nun g .lnvt. with trWtvh ho bought n ntn binl. Wa 1 U wwkel Iti l.t (ity In, at it, uA two hoar for W gention. walketl h on WtmlniUr Hridge and jtiniwd into thi Tham. On a larg" ali what tarn ar dolnsr on a mall ca!n. Let u- take otr aland agamt tho extrataftne of dctx Di not pat for thinjj w-ilf.h ar frtyo loon ttlmii yon mat laek the neU4. Do not put ono inon:h wag or ary Into a rink?t. jtit oao trinket. Keep your crelitgool by seldom akmg for any Pay' Do not 'arvt a whof tear to afford ono H"lixar enr nival. Do not buy a coal of many col or and then In i month bi out al tlto ellMiwit. Flourish not, a oino jiorqjw I havo known who took apartmonu t a fahiouab!o hotl and uad nlesjant drawing-room altachid, and then tan I (died in tho roghu nor rvon leavtjjf their compliment for tho landlord. In the day ot (iod judgment e will only havr to gtvo an account for tht way w? made our money, but for tho way wo jMMit tt. Wo bav got loloarti all "tho thing that urround u now. Ala' if any of you in tho dying hour feel hko tho dying a trr who ftkd that tho cak-t fjwl broogtit U her. ami tnoii turned them ovrr with her pale hand, and ald "Ala4' that I havo to !ean you .o arxiti." Ibrttor In that hour havo on" treasure In lfearn than tho brulal trooau of Mario An Uiineit?, or to hato hecn i?altl with Caligula at a hnnquoi whch col Iu thousand of dollar, or U bar bro carried t- our last iting-p'aon ulth Senator and Prlnco a pahlftrer. They ihnt cmecrato their wraith, their Uine. thoir all. to (od. shall lo bdd in etrrlatlng remorabranco. whio I bar tho authority of tho Hibln for announ ing that tho name of tho wicked shall rou hutuUvj Mtfjasinz. CWicc S-Ircili. He but faithful, that b allArthur Hugh CtowjU. - If you can not b great, iw wllMng to wrv Gol In tiling that aro malL h F. MntLh. Tlie racauro of our usc t la profusion a wj atify Gwllr. Krummarhcr. If to bj called "My MT?sat" hy (UA wa a high honor, bow- much hghr to be calll "My non" -fiod J a un. He i thi infinite gootl. Nothing but a Hrmg. nMbt communion with film can dlpla9 hcavliic from the heart and hed hap- 1 pine over tho life. . I'cmrmn. - If you nro going to work lot Go-l you mut let Him taker cjro of your repuuntlon. If you look Uk jtmr re ward bore you will bv dapydnU;d. ilw reward will ccmj hcrcaflsr. -.'x-chanyc It i not in th br?ghrf hiBjijiy day. but only in tho oletnn nicjU that "7, V '. 'Jr long long dbttanre. to 1 "T& nt ?; other world are to bv cn hinfiig la And it U In -that wj ?r lartnirU and know ourer na tivos of infini'v and mo ami daughters J .. .. . ,t, , . .. 'n in MO' W "". (i&i having in thi world placed , . " " r. '.- : h l. wt Uier I co n,rt hut - ,t. ...... . - .. ; atath. Death i that harbor wbfeber f(W hath dencd everr n thi K j r 1 1. ,t,' ".If r. ma ? rejt frorn tho trouble of h oL-"rtm9 Jarjior. t wJ W.i. from errenre that a temcr of Hae thakfurt. hr and afTecUon. it tsuck more the proper fram! for prayer than that of terror asd dwcompoJ-uns: aad that under th dread of mischief impeding a as I co more lit for a cotufortfas p? rfor aace of the duty of praying to God thaa he is for repentance on a arcfc'hd for these discomposures afect th mind a the others do the body; asd t& dti compOHure of the raind'muit aecari Iy be a great a dk ability a that ef tJm hotlr. and mueh rpai4.r. nraver to Gn4 beiag properiy as att of tb saiad, of tie bodj JDmtmi && IV ilibi h".t&&intih i r-. - K Tr ii &i ,' xin ft A- ' - WNli jc. .