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A Wild, Weird Tale of Love
33-5T AMOS X.EE ,
Published nr SrBCUL Ahranoement with
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His heart began to quicken lt3 beats
when ho distinguished n horso gallop
ing down the highway. Although strain-
THERE SOON AlTKAllEI) TIIItEE ST1UNOE MEN".
ag his eyes ho could seo but one,
und on that steed rodo tho Princcs9.
Tie held Ids breath us sho dashed by like
tho wind, both steed and rider carrying
Again ho felt tho sarao inexplicable mis
givings, tho same mysteriously prophetic
warning, and again ho Hung usido tho
emotion. The deed was begun and, were
the heavens to fall, must now bo done!
But how is it that ho behold but one horse
woman Whoro was Lydial Alas I miles
away on a wild-goose errand.
Ero leaving 1'aris. Fairfax had left a
scaled and unaddresscd envelope in tho
hands of ono of tho l.trahl clerks, iith in
structions to mail it to n given address in
America, if no message to tho contrary was
received, within live days.
"If, however, .you get a telegram bearing
the word .V;iV a3k a message-boy to carry
it to the nearest telegraphic station."
His instructions were followed to tho
very letter. On receipt of tho message that
Roger had taken to tho l)ol telegraph station
tho previous evening, Fairfax' envelope was
forwarded to its intended destination. Tho
telegraphor who opened it found written
in a woman's hand, apparently, a telegram
to this effect:
"Lady ydia, Chateau D'Or, villago of Y.,
Cotc-du-Nord. Mget mo at Dol. four o'cleik.
" llLAXCiin H.iuworni."
This explains Lydia's absence. For, on
receiving tho telegram, sho dashed ofT a
nasty note of regret to Natalie, ordered her
oaroueho and hastened to meet her aunt at
Fortune had so favored Fairfax that ho
actually began to entertain a feeling of dis
trust toward tho good dame. It mado him
stiirinoro careful, and ho resolved to spam
no pains in taking every precaution possible
to ensure success.
Tho Princess Natalio was putting tho
finishing touches upon her picture. On tho
morrow sho expected to lcavo her beloved
villago and summor homo for Lake Mug
gioro where her chief companion, n
brother, scarcely moro than ono year (filler
than herself, had been accustomed to spend
with her his summers.
A little moro than two years previous to
tho time when this narrative opens, on tho
morning of her birthday, lie had, among
other gifts, presented ids sister with a love
ly palette-knife, just as ho was departing on
a short hunting expedition into tho valley.
Hut before gorij lie took his seat ut the
piano and began playing tho "Adilio." (This
song was a great favorito with botli Natalio
und himself. )
Aroused by tho many evidences of her
brother s love and tho fact that it was her
birthday - sho scarcely knew by what, it
secmedidmo-a prcscienco sho went over
to his side and sang as she raroly had sung
before. Otto was so much moved when the
song was ended tiiat ho put his arms about
her," and kissed her "Oood-bye." As tho
words ofJho song have it, it proved "Good
Two hours later, in headlong ehaso after a
stag, ho galloped his horso down a ravine
The exhausted benst lost ids footing and
stumbled, throwing its master headlong
against a rock. Tho unfortunate youth
lived but a fow moments.
Tho shock to tho 1'rinrcss was even
greater than might have been anticipated.
Returning from a horseback rido, while gal
loping at full speod, as was her wont, and
laughing gailv at some remark of her old
gover.iebs. whoin hor affection still retained
morons companion and chaperon than in
structress, uno suddenly turned a curve in
tho road and saw boforo hor a rude, im
provised litter, borno on tho shoulder of
four men. A fifth was leading two sadJlo
horses. A ilguro covered with a mantle
lay upon tho litter.
Tho impetuous speed of Medji carried Ills
rider nearly up to tho party, ero sho could
check him. As ho came to a standstill,
Natalio recognized tho men and also hor
brother's horse. For a moment sho doubted
tho evidence of her senses, and looked
again. , . .
With overwhelming forco tho horriblo
truth burst upon hor. She leaped to tho
ground, rushed up to tho litter, tore tho
mantle from tho fuco, and saw hor only
brother lying p-do and cold in tho sleep of
death. j , , , ,
"O Otto, my brother dead 1" sho cried, ond
For weeks uftorward she lay, hovering
octwixt life and death, In a wild delirum of
fever. All her physicians looked for death.
Uutouo sunny afternoon a strolling harper
chanced to play under her window a
peculiarly sweet air. In tho midst of hor
ravings sho stopped, und seemed to bo
listening to tho "Addto," and lay quiet a
long Umo after tho molody had died away,
tailing tlnally into a refreshing slumber,
from which she nwoko In her right mind.
As tho Princess grow stronger, tho old
scenes proving painful to her, sho naked to
bo removed to others; ami wheii sho once
t noro looked upon tho fair waters of Mag
ors, It wa ut tho request of hor parents.
UX)K! THBIIB IT COMESl
As ho tut luiuttng upon thi ovmtful
nfurnoou, when bur lutiHxrtod ouinpanlon,
l.i do, wan riding loWuroly upon u fruitlo
trrwul to Dol, Nutans lot her thought re
,rt to Utir uuuvorsaUon of the two pro-
uui day .....
Tttf.ii, uf WHIM. ho tlKWght of JW""
Wluit u d. but trtWi lo Iw luMt jw
wnltf ' Wlwt troMhM o wuM Hha
ww ul iuWwahluK Why Ul
ujum 4 tuUit wuvu iim m hr
coming aown rao otar.vas..' would sho
ever see him again I Ho interested her;
Lydia, too, took such an interest in him.
Vhv had she, Uraelf, immediately
thought of that song, -when she cast her
eyes upon him? Why, too, did sho always
think of it in connection with him 1 That
song was peculiarly and only hers ond
Otto's. What right had this man to it
And yet It seemed his, too, r.3 much n3
theirs. Yes, and Lydia had said ho had
been much disturbed as ho listened to It,
and had remarked that It was interwoven
with his fate. Perhaps-sho was almost
eertaiu of it-her lost knife would return
In this ingenuous and ehild-liko mnnncr
sho mused, zealously painting all tho time
Suddcnlv tho voieo of IMmitri aroused
her. He pointed significantly to tho storm
slowly gathering iu the south. Her time
picco indicated half-past five o'clock. The
storm couldn't posaiuiy break for nt least an
hour an a half yet. Sho mado tho best of
her opportunity; and at a quarter past six
tho nnisiung touen was laiu upon uiu tun
ran. Mounted on ..liMli. sao luriiwi
ward tho view and waved her hand,
"Adieu t adieu! Medji, this is our last,
my ileetest. To-morrow wo go."
For a distaneo of several hundred rods
from the main road tho dirt road ran in a
perfectly straight direction.
Just as Natalie gained tho point where tho
highway came in sight, sho th tight that
ihe caught sight of a Ilguro whieli darted
backward fvom tho center of tho road and
disappeared from view on tho loft; but, see
ing uothiug more, sho concluded her eyc3
had deceived hor.
A shrill whistlo -pierced tho quiet air.
This time sho could not bo mistaken. What
did it mean I Probably some huntsman call
ing his dogs.
When arrived at tho main road sho
glanced up nud down it, but saw nothing un
usual. A huntsman undoubtedly ho who had
just blown the whistlo-and an old farmer
wero earnestly engaged in conversation.
Bovond them wero some carters coming
down the road. These wero tho only per
sons in sight.
When she came to her favorito pool not a
soul was to bo seen there, cither.
But, on leading Modjl toward tho rock
from which sho wu3 wont to mount, sho
perceived un aged woman bending under n
heavy bundlo of faggots. This figure" had
so timed its approach that it reached tho
rock as Natalio did. Tho woman, who
seemed to bo of a very great age, curtsied,
nnd in a cracked, tremulous voice addressed
the Princess. So remarkable and interest
ing did this creature appear that Natalio
forgot tho oncoming storm, and began to
question her with regard to her lifo and
welfare. Feebly putting down tho bundle,
tho trembling and pabicd old thing told a
pitiful talo that stirred Natalio's compas
sion. Drawing out her purse, tho latter bo
stowed a generous gift upon tho poor coil4
who thereupon took tho hand" cf pfrbcuo
:actrcs3, and, piw'-c -om t0 her lips, cov
ered then; Willi Kisses.
S audio gazed in mingled amuscmont and
compassion, passively allowing tho pitiablo
ereaturo hor way. She did not observo the
sharp eyes cautiously pooling out from be
hind tho hugo oak back of her, nor tho fig
urge that lightly bounded to tho stone. But
sho felt the Iron hand that caught her in its
relentless grasp, nud tho gag that effectual
ly choked, at its beginning, her b.lrick foi
Tho Prluces3 stiuggled ilercely to escape,
at,a even dragged hor two assailants for
Borne distance from tho rock; but tho old
woman, who suddenly straightened her
bent form, and miraculously regained hor
strength, held tho two .small ban s of tho
girl as iu tho gra3p of an Iron vice, while
tho other Hung u cloth over her head. Tho
fumes of the powerful chemical with which
it was saturated, combined with tho fright
ful shock, soon rendered her unconscious.
Fairfax watched from a distaneo tho whole
scene in un agony of remorse. Even ho,
stern man, could not but keenly feel tho un
deserved and cruel torturo ho was giving
an innocent girl, all to gratify an insane
tiiu ruiMxa otjji'ggled ni:uci:i,T.
whim. But that resistless will forbado the
slightest interference. Tho deed had been
planned, and nothing short of ids own
death could prevent Us execution.
In imprcsaiug upon tho seaman tho neces
sity of observing every precaution to obtain
success, ho had added, witlt an oath:
"If a hair of her head is harmed, your
blood be upon your own heads."
Tho counterfeit peasant woman lightly
picked up tho unconscious Princess, and
hastened toward tho carriage witli bin love
ly burden. Tho other seaman followed
witli Medji, who had been standing quietly
by, during this scene. Fairfax blow his
whistle as the signal of relcaso to Oxford
nnd to Ilogor, the outposts on either sido of
Tho hittor mot with but ono wiyfarcr a
farmer residing in that neighborhood - and
him ho easily detained. But poor Oxford
liad his hands full in endeavoring to sus
tain an exciting conversation with an obsti
nate old fanner and a half-dozen stupid
wagoners, nt route to Ht Brioux with pro
duce for tho morrow's market. Ho blessed
Heaven when tho whistlo relieved ids ago
ny, and, clovorly turning tho conversation,
loft tho peasants to themselves and thoy
rodo ou, disputing with each other.
Dick leisurely stalked into tho woods, and,
hiding umong tho trees, awaited tho pass
tug by of Dimitri and Cuthoriiie. When
both tho servants and carters had gonu
quite out of sight ho ran Into tho grove
whore Fairfax und tho men wore concealed.
Medji stood there, surmounted by a man's
saddle. Tho Princess saddle had been
taken off and placed In the buggy. Sho her
solf lay on tho grass, ialo and moaning.
Dick, who, among his other accomplish
inonU, io0!isad n slight smattering of
medicine, ngnted with Fairfax thut hor con
dition Wu only a miHuontury affair. Ah the
kwjined tu 1m roguimiigixjiuoioukiuuii, Fair
fax ixwlly unit ml hi friend to give hor miiq
witter Hum drank witlwut urging, but vu
ullowt-d uuly wulUw or two.
"tttat IBUIt queiWU ItftT Utlmt Willi Dili,"
abl Utf unriurtHtU lnaiUr, with u grim
luuk uti M futv, u bti tfuvu J)Wic u nmull
ylu lUt lw Im4 fUM fruH u il4ttl urn
v4lJiuh)wi uUvt- WUw rw4dy uu4
grai.V.Tij"7an j.. u sootnuig coutcnui
nnd quickly fell Uick in a heavy slumbor.
"Pick her up, Dick; put her Into tho enr
riago nnd drive. 1 will rido Medji," was tho
sharply uttered command. The other did
as ordered; while the valet and eaman set
out on foot to tho coast, distant about four
Fairfax and Oxford mado as rapid prog
ress as possible. The storm was about to
break and did break ero they reached their
destination. But, thanks to tho rubber
apron and excoHont earo of tho hitherto
clumsy Richard, even tho lovely faco and
brow of the unconscious Princess wero wet
by scarcely u drop. Fairfax was drenched
to tho skin.
Tho lightning flashed vividly nnd tho
thunder reared so frightfully that both
Medji nnd the other horso reared nnd
plunged in terror. Fairfax, ever on tho
alert, managed to prevent their running
away, nud finally suVdued their fright. Tho
darknes3 would have been intense had it
not been relieved by tho continual flashes
Spurred ou by tho storm to still greater
action, tho excited man galloped forward
wi'h Impetuous speed toward tho coast.
He had onco or twice beforo been thoro,
and remembered an old fish-houso that
stood near tho shore. Hurrying thither, ho
discovered a dry pot inside, spread out tho
blankets, and told Dick to lay tho Princess
upon them. And there sho slept quietly and
sweetly, wholly oblivious to tho war of tho
elcmeiil3 and tho tumult thut was raging m
tho hearts of hor guilty abductors, who
looked nt their victim and each othor with
A large, rocky Inland was situated about
half a mile oil the shore. In stormy wcath-
A LARGE BOAT WAS SEEN AITKOACIIIXO.
er this fifforded an excellent barrier against
ho high seas of tho Channel. Tho two men
continually glanced out upon tho harbor
thus formed, watching for tho electric light
of tho "Namovna." Other vessels wore an
chored in tho bay, ami all displayed lights.
But Fairfax knew that tho "Namovna's"
ligl'.t wouUK-ur oulshlno them all.
Tho ram meanwhile continued to pour in
torrents ; tho wind blow with frightful vio
lence, whilo tho lightning und thunder mado
night hideous. They had bunt a littlo llro
in tho hut It, ut least, served to dry their
wet garments and to keep tho girl from bc
roming chilled. About half-past eight tho
tralct who alse--was familiar with that por
tion of tho coast -appeared with tho two
seamen. Thoy wero soaked to tho skiu, and
gathered hastily about tho lire.
Perhaps ten minutes later, tho lights ol
tho "Namovna" gleamed brightly over the
tossing waves. Tho yacht steamed slowly
around tho island, as if feeling her way.
Tho storm now began to moderate. Tho
wind finally ceased altogether; and the
thunder sounded moro and more distant.
Ono by ono tho stars appeared, nnd the
moon came up and lit tho -waters of tho soa.
A huge boat was seen approaching. Fair
fax 1.J so accurately described to tho cap
tain tho point where lL?mu3t touch that the
helmsman steered directly toward tho old
Dick and ono of thogpamcu lifted the
sleeping girl. Fairfax arranged in the
stern u plaeo whero to lay her down, nnd
tho docilo Medji was led into tho bow of the
boat, which, according to Fairfax's orders,
was tho largest tho captain could llnd.
" Good-bye, Dick. WiilOjUio. Hero's my
address," was all the AmerWnn said to his
friend. The weight of his offense begun to
oppress him, und lie did not daro to look
Oxford iu the face.
" Thank you, Roger," added ho, slipping
several live-pound notes into tho lattcr's
"Now pull away, captain," and tho boat
shot off over tho sparkling billowH townrds
tho graceful yacht that rodo at anchor a
quarter of a milo from tho shore.
In horrified and liolpless silence Oxford
and his valet stood gazing aftor It. They
saw tho boat reach tho "Namovna," watched
that vessol swing about, behold tho wator
boibbeliind her stern, and finally viowed
hor disappearing behind tho iskind.
"My Ood ! What have I dono I" said Dick,
as ho heaved a great sigh and broko tho
silence. "It can't bo undone now."
"Hoacr," said ho, witli seared, white facp
and turning to that frightened and trembling
attendant, "whatever happens, ncvor
breatlio a word about this to any mortal
soul. It may cost us our lives."
Master and servant then drove directly
to Dol, whore Roger returned tho vohiclo
and mare to their rightful owner, who, ap
parently, hud no suspicion as to tho part his
proporty had bcou playing in a vory ques
tionable transaction. Tho Englishmen thou
took the train to Paris, arriving there about
nine o'clock tho next morning.
HOT A TIIACE, MV UDYl
Lady Lydia was a woman thoroughly dis
gusted with so-culled socioty men, tho ma
jority of whom nho considered either Insipid,
or heartless ; while sho looked upon all as
moro or less sottish.
Being u girl of quick perceptions, sho gen
erally managed to form a tolerably correct
opinion of a man's character during tho first
fow Interviews with him.
Sho was a woman of strong physlquo,
strong will and strong Intelloct. An only
child and tho owner of enormous property,
sho was tho target for tho flattery and sol
fishaimsof an hundred designing advent
urers. Many of her admirers wero tdncoro
iu their devotion, howover, for hor dispo
sition and mental endowments were not ono
whit Inferior to her physical und jecuulury
attractions. But sho never yet had seen
any ono who had inspired hor with any thing
like deep Interest; and she was too Bin
cere, und itosscgsed far too much individ
uality of character, to dosiru a match for
moro honor or convenience's sake. If she
ever thought of marriage ut ull und it was a
subject that rarely troubled hor- hor future
husband wiu oleurly defined In hor Imuginu
Uou us u man whuin ho could love, rukpect
Mil. Clmriutte Hiiiontnii, of,!sivr
Itirhiiionil, WU., lm riMicliixl t ho full
term nf uiiti tuiiitl 11 vtini-k. Her uuy
euro i Hint hor vomit; kou lie win
ilgliiy i.no ut blitliilwy nitty leiini
Ut kiudtf, II ku ull Ilia oilier M bvj.
A MAINE ECCENTRIC.
ITo Vm n ('.rent Clr.imin:trliin, nnd an
Knrmy of Drue nml Doctors.
Tho greatest Malno-born gmmnmrU
nn onco lived nt Uumfortl, just above
tho groat rooks whero tho. wnter
pitches ovor Kumford Falls. Ho Is
said neVor to have written or spoken
u sentence after ho wns lift eon years
old which was not grammatically cor
rect. He died about twelve years ago.
Many people In Uumfortl well recollect
Thomns Irish, tho old-fashioned teach
er In ancient district school-houses.
Some time boforo his death Hrown, tho
author of Hrown'a celebrated grammar,
spont several days with this great
Humford sehohir, listening to tho roar
of Rumford's falls and obsorblng
Grammarian Irish's fino points. In
ono edition of Urown's grammar can bo
found foot-notes on ditllcult construc
tions, etc., edited "by Thomas Irish, of
Humftml. Like many men of genius
ho wns a "peculiar chap," as thoy say.
If ho mot you on tho street in a dry
time of year, he invariably said: "Tho
sounding of tho grinding is low. Tho
pitcher may as well bo broken at tho
fountain." Ho always had a peculiar
dislike for doctors and drugs, and raro
ly could be persuaded to take tho mild
est kind of medicine when ho was on
tho sick bed. Several years boforo his
death he experienced a sovoro Illness.
Tho doctors told him Unit his, lifo de
pondod on his keeping qulot in bed for
at least a mouth. Mr. Irish fretted
about his potatoes und turnips ou a
sick bod for about a week, when ono
tiny, us tho physician called, tho pa
tient wns not to bo found. Thoy hunt
ed high and low, and finally found tho
grammnrinn booing potatoes in tho
Hold in his night robe.
And when tho man with tho mcdl
clno chest stepped Into his room to ask
If ho was comfortable ho thus saluted
him: "Xo moro of your luiusonting,
filthy drugs, sir. If I rally it will bo
from th bounties of my well-spread
tablo." Ho partially recovered from
his Illness, and ono day, meeting his
old doctor on tho street, told him that
It was no use, he was worn out, und it
was limo for him to pass In his checks.
J'ho doctor cheered him up as host ho
could, and suid: "0, no, Tom, you're
good for two years yot." "Do you
think so?" asked Mr. Irish. "I cor
tnlnly do," replied tho doctor "Well,
tuon, I supposo you're tight, and I'll
do us you say," suld Thomas Irish,
und ho drove off whistling "Ynnkco
Doodle." Exactly two years from
that day ho lay on his death-bod, and,
looking into his physician's faco, said:
"You gave mo a two-years' loaso after
I thought I had given tho old ship up,
nnd I've takon it. Tho two years aro
onded to-day, and I can't stay any
longer." And thus this eccentric man
died. Lciviston (Me.) Journal.
THE SEA ANEMONE.
X Qucer-I.ooUlnjr Cri'iiture with a Vo
In structure tho sea unomono con
sists of a sac dlvidod by vertical par
titions Into as many distinct cavities as
thero aro lingers or tentacles. At birth
thoro aro six of thobO cavities, then
como twelve, next forty-oight, and so
on. Tho mouth of tho animal occupies
tho cefBter of tho crown or head of tho
anomonc, and of all tho waving arms.
Tho body of tho ereaturo may bo do
scribed us a circular gelatinous bag.
Tho upper part of this bug Is turned In
so as to form a sac within a sue. Tho
Inner suo Is the stomach of tho animal.
It has an aporturo In tho bottom,
through which tho food can pass into
tho outer cavity. Tho eggs uro at
tached to and hung on Qio inner edge
of the partitions. When thoy maturo
thoy drop into tho main body cavity
and enter tffb stomach through tho
holo in tho lower opening. From thoro
tho littlo ones aro passed out through
tho mouth, from which oiifico thoy
uro vory tenderly takon up by two
tentacles, which becomes wonderfully
elongated for tho occasion. Those
tentacles take up tho young anemones,
now perfect In form and functions,
and vory carefully und slowly deposit
them ui)on tho rock around the baso
and close to tho mother anemone.
Tho young anemones may remain for
somo tlmo upon tho spot whero thoy
ure placed, but thoy have tho means of
locomotion. This Is effected by a
double set of muscles, one running
around tho body and tho othor longi
tudinally arranged. I havo fourteen
young anemones, all born In my aqua
rium. Their ages vary from throo
months down to tho youngest, bom
four duys ago.
Tho anemones aro possessed of a pe
culiar means of offense and dofenso.
These are poisoned threads or arrows,
embedded In tho outer skin substance,
and which aro capable of being shot
out with considerable force and incon
ceivable rapidity. Thoy bury them
selves in whatever object against
which thoy aro projected, and probably
convey to tho wound somo poisonous
matter which renders their proy a
helpless victim to tho anemone's greedy
Tho aneinono has a sense of smell,
also has rudhnontury eyes not of
much use, probably but tho most in
teresting sense which it possesses is
that of taste. Notwithstanding its vo
raciousness, it has its pronounced likes
und dislikes. I feed mine upon small
bits of oyster or clam or frenh incut,
Bcrupoil flue, Kvery piece dropped in
tho wator over them is seized by tholr
outstretched arms und jmssed hurried
ly to their mouths. Tho dulutlout food
for thum, howovor, itro the miiull oralis
soiuutluuM found iu oytor shells.
ThukO tho anemone fairly rovol In, A
good-ftlxud un Mower could until y wul.
low u v) orub ut a muttl, iluUiumt
SECRETS Ol- THE TOILET.
IMmpIr nml " l'trnli-Worm," nnd How
Tlicy Should lie Treated.
Pimples aro an nllllctton to which all
people are moro or less subject. Tho
eruption shows that tho blood is in an
Impure condition and attention should
bo directed to Improving tho general
health by proper exorcise, frequent
baths, nnd tho avoldanco of greasy
food. Hut this general advice, while
oxcojent at all times and olllcaclous In
casus of occasional pimples, Is not
sufliclent for those whom sedentary
habits, close, impuro atmospheres or
other causes predispose to constant
eruptions at onco painful, nnnoyiug
nnd disfiguring. To those sufferers the
following recipes aro recommended :
1. Camphor spirit dabbed on tho
spot (after washing) ono, two or three
times a day.
ti. Every morning aftor washing
bathe tho faco in u lotion composed of
two grains of sublimate of mercury
nnd half a pint of almond emulsion.
!". Ono quart of milk, one-quarter
of n pound of saltpeter, five cents'
worth of oil of aniseed, two cents'
worth of oil of cloves, half a gill of the
best vinegar. Let tho mixture stand
In the sun for a fortnight. Then bot
tle nnd cork tightly, nnd in another
week tho wash will be lit for uso.
J. Twelve ounces of beef marrow,
one-quart or ounce cloves, one-quarter
ounce cinnamon, one-half ounce Mo
rax, one-half ounce benzoin, ono-hulf
ounce orris nit, rose wator. Stoop
tho marrow In water for ton days,
changing tho wnter dally, then put in
rose wnter for twenty-four hours and
then drain. Mix tho othor Ingredients
together, strain and add to tho mar
row. Place tho jar In a sauco pan of
boiling water for un hour; pour olT and
strain. Tho preparation Improves
with ago and Is oxcolont for freckles
and sunburn as well as eruptions.
f. Hicarbonnto of soda, eighteen
grains; distilled watr, half pint; oil
of almonds, six drops. Wash off. In
tho morning with a cloth dipped in
water and cologno or bay rum.
(5. Uiciirbonato of soda, two scru
ples; glycerine, one drachm; spermaceti
pomade. Apply at night.
7. Ono part alcohol and live parts
of soft wator. Add a vory littlo dis
tilled vinegar, and shako well before
8. An occasional doso of sulphur
every third morning, followed by a
doso of Epsom salts, and two days aftor
a hot or Turkish bath.
9. Dissolvo borax In warm wator and
apply when cool.
"Flesh-worms," so called, nro noth
ing but dirt and grouse filling up
pores. When a poro gets overburdened
with work, or tho opening is filled up
with dirt, the secretions can not puss
olf. They condonso, forming a thick,
oily substance. Tho bluckhcad gets
its color from actual dirt. Whon
squeezed out of tho poro they retain
tho shape, of tho moldPand hnvo ovory
uppenranco of a worm, Tho remedy is
jleanllnoss. To remove thout and to
keep them from returning use ammonia
(spirits of hartshorn). A quart costs
ton cents. Wot tho spots with as
strong a solution as can bo borno, two
or three times a day. Put a tablo
poonful in ovory quart of wator used
to wash with whother for hands or
fuco. It Is perfectly harmless, It
bleaches tho skin, it stimulates und in
vigorates tho pores and it romoves all
arroaso, but it must bo kept out of tho
eyes. Whoro tho "blaclc-hdads" aro
strong, help tho hartshorn by oxpollng
thorn beforo using It. It novor falls
when properly applied. Othor tbllot
washes and special romedies aro:
1. Ono pint of dlstlllod roso wator,
10 grains of sulphato of zinc. Hub tho
faco with a rough towol for two or
throe minutes und thon touch tho spots
'ttTeeted with tho lotion.
2. Fluid potash, 1 drachm; oil of sweet
.Unloads, 1 ounce Shako well and udd
roso wator, 1 ounco; raln-wator, (J
luncos. Apply as In tho tho preced
ing. 3. Wasli In warm wator and dry with
x coarse towol. Then nil) in with a
ioft cloth a lotion composed of 2 ounces
tvhlto brandy, 1 ounco cologno, J ounco
I. Sulphato of copper, 20 grains; roso
wator, 4 ounces; water, 12 ouncos.
b. Tepid wator In which a littlo bo
eax has boon dissolved. Apply with a
uoarse towel and uso considerable fric
tion. 0. Mix Hour of sulphur In a littlo
milk; lot it staud three hours; thon,
without disturbing tho sulphur, rub tho
milk well into tho skin. In ton min
utes wush tho face with soap and cold
ivater. Apply cold cream at night.
V. V. World.
A Successful English Scheme.
A Homo of Hst for Horses is a
successful English scheme. Tho chief
abject is to glvo temporary rest to tho
horses of cub-drivers and poor tradors,
who in most fuses aro obliged to keep
.huh beasts at work until past help,
A'hen a timely holiduy would rostoro
tho poor creatures. Every comfort
old convenience is at hand to tnuko lifo
.ileasant und easy to tho old homes.
Summer and winter boxes, largo and
ilry, warm clothes, regular and plenti
ful meals, an oxtenslvo stablo-yurd for
winter oxurclso, and a splendid grass
un is at their disposal, and If any
thing alls tho ancient almoners tho
utoriuary surgeon of the society
joined with his skill to their uld.
--! Wlt'gs "Old fallow, I am truly
orry for yini. You noem to huvu mar
dud a Tartar. " J)u Hlivgs "It is truu.
ilut, then, li6's liouutlf id ami wuitlthy."
Ho Wltfif Al! u ort of oromn of
wrtwi's." i'ithburgh JlulUhn.
A Callliic Which l'nyn llettnr Than Other
i:mi1o.rtiieut Open to Women.
Tho business of tho trained nurso Is
not yet overdone, though tho chances
aro that inside of four or flvo years its
palmy days may bo past. Somo of tho
pretty, white-capped creatures who
graduated In tho earliest classes from
tho training schools nnd hospitals aro
capitalists in a modest feminine way
now. A tall brunette, who has been
at work seven or eight years, nnd
whoso eyes nro quick nnd touch
soothing and deft boyond de
scription, owns three or four do
slrablo corner lots, which wero
bought with a shrewd Insight Into tho
directions of the city's growth, and aro
worth a pretty penny moro than sho.
paid for them to-day. A second nurse,
who hns distinguished horself boyond
tho average, bought out a restaurant
which doesn thriving trade, tho prof
its of which would keep her if sho did
not prefer to retain tho old maniigcr, u
dnppor littlo Frenchman. In charge,
and pursue the calling In which sho
has succeeded. Tho regulnr rate for
tho sorvlces of a trained nurso $20 to
$21 and board per week, nnd tho de-
mand Is brisk onough to cmplgy
on an average forty-fivo wooRs
tho year. Unusually skilled nurses
sometimes get $30 or $!)5 per week,
whilo undorgrnduutes In their second
year's training uro permitted to go out
at the rate of !?( a week.
The nurses are recruited largely from
tho ranks of those who would other
wise bo milliners or dressmakers,
though many highly educated ladles
uro found among thorn, attracted by
tho work, which seems to them es
pecially feminine. Somo of tho younger
nurses become so much interested in
foo medical ond of tholr duties that aftor
graduating, thoy study medlclno and
become practitioners. Thoro is ono
young girl In Hellovuo now who grndu
uted from a country collogo und camo
to Now York to tench and earn monoy
to pay hor way through a medical col
lege. Sho found that teachers1 wages
mado her task un Impossible ono, and
wont to tho hospital to learn a busi
ness that would pay bettor mil help her
ut tho same tlmo a certain distaneo on
hor ron d. Hor course is likely to bo fol
lowed by othor poor but ambitious girls
Tho host paying Hold whloh has opened
boforo Intelligent nurses with organiz
ing and executive ability, howovor, has
boon, aftor perfecting themselves, to
open training schools on tholr own ac
count In localities not' supplied .with
such schools. Thoro aro women who
havo gone nil ovor Now York Statoand
good distances West establishing
centers from which go out dovoted
nurses. This was tho plan, though
not conceived with a view to tho finan
cial return, which brought Gonornl
Wado Hampton's daughter to New
York to obtain tho knowledge that
would fit her to start training schools
In the South. Sho has made ono of
tho best head nurses ovor scon in a
hospital ward. Tho numbor of nurses
Is not equal to tho demand yot, but it
is Increasing so fast that tho profes
sion may bo ovor-crowdod, llko most
deuartmcnts of woman's work. Ar. 11
M-i.l and Express. , .
d UDGINcT A HORSE.
Nluu ItuleK Which Should Ho Olmcrvutt by
1. Novor take tho seller's word. "If
disposed to bo fair, ho may havo been
tho dupo of another, and will deceive
you through representations which cm
not bo rolled upon.
2. Novor trust a horse's mouth as a
sure index of his ugo.
3. Novor buy a horso whilo In mo
tion; watch him whilo ho is standing
at rest, and you will discover his weale
points. If Bound.'ho will stand firmly
and squarely on his limbs without
moving any of them, foot planted Hat
upon tho ground, with logs plump and
naturally poised. If ono is thrown
forward with tho too pointing
to tho ground and the hooL
raised, or If tho foot Is lifted from tho
ground und tho weight takon from
it dlsoaso of tho navicular bono may
be suspected, or at least tenderness,
which is a precursor of discuBe. If
tho foot is thrown out, tho too raised
and tho heel brought down tho horso
has Buffered from lamnltls, foundor or
tho back slnows havo been tfprainod,
and ho is of littlo futuro value. Whon
tho foot aro all drawn together be
neath tho horso, if thoro has been no
dlsoaso, thero Is a misplacement of tho
limb at least, and weak disposition of
tho muscles. If tho horse stands with
his foot spread apart or straddles with
his hind legs, there is a weakness ot
tho loins and tho kldnoys aro disor
dered. When tho knees ure bout and
totter and tromblo, the beast .has been
ruined by heavy pulling, and novor
will be right again, whatever rest and
treatment ho may receive. Contracted
or ill-formed hoofs speak for thoui
solves. -1. Novor buy a horso with a bluish
or milky coat in tho eyes. Thoy In
dlcato a constitutional tendency to
ophthalmia, moon-blindness, etc.
b. Never havo any thing to do with,
a horso who keeps his cars thrown
backward. This Is an invariable in
dication of bad temper.
C. If tho horse's hind legs are
scarred, thu fact denotes thut lie is a
7. If tho knees nro blemiehod, Uis
horse Is apt to stumble.
8. When tho skin is rough and harsh,
und doos not move easily and smoothly
to tho touch, tho liome Is a heavy eaUr
und digestion is bud.
I). Avoid a horso whoso respiratory
organs uro ut ull iiupulrod. If the iwr
Is pluct'd to the heart nml a wioelHff
Qtim) U hoard, it is an liulIuMtloM (',
r oublo, at, ltul VivHur i'rm.