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Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - January 22, 1896, Albert Lea, MinnesotaHEART OF THE WORLD.1    *'***• BY H- RIDER MAGGARD A Stni{« Khif), Tatra From a ♦bma-- riel d Friend Cepynrtlt ' mil Mi Indian to Ilia id t >"irado, an F»ftkh* an > slued doors. IK9K, rn \p IN", n la nm h. I ilt'l© XVI <1 to ropl our law*, ;i Jaw 11v si under pain of dont vc 'man may leave o • husband or xx ifs* i ‘‘Thu*;, t hon, ll Ii tile people havopro x' isling away like fain top In Rummer* n > dxx {tidied to a in lo pone days coni ber by tons an.I t ive ii "Hut an indent pill m n to us from our is that, ivhm of t lie symbol by side in t hi lt upon tho main* Fite, mid this is t ran not hi broken Ii. that no man or ir torritorh.s to seek f iiitT« rout blotjd. as come about that xu fewer and fewer, sn* 10 «}*on a iitoHii-till ut length they ••iv t hon sands, who d .-mint their mini-title* of t holland*, pliecy lins i**»nn* •refatliers, and it i s more lite two halve* tho Heart sire laid side tducv tipoh the altar in t Hie holy city, then ll she shall cr s sayiup I br. sv pray to that ti I mi if hi fin.] th, save Hie lieut the sanctuary from that lioiw ii pain. Over t hi sod often did I •orship that I lost, nnd blimp. At Ii ngth a voice spoke t* am aiiMvei tug my prave to wander fi heart anil f< arc! the sea. tern shore, I I lost. rhi'ii I summoned the Con ct and told them of my d that I porposed to obey it. made a in.wk of me and sa bs! id i L teat loup, bom »rlh from Hie 'll ov the alii for there, near should ti Dei tim i v ii leu Ie I rom ne in a bidding untry of tit road to the ll hieh noil of the •«am anil Hut tin*,, that I un pa n y that man me was might go if I wished, hut that of the people sh mid a .us ne rosa I In - mountains, foi •pains* th - aueient law . "Tobe short," continued Zlbntbav* •‘since my heart was set upon thi*. mission and my daughter yonder* who is willful,would not he gainsaid of horde-nils' lo oeeompony me, Tikal. my nephew, was placed over the eitv to rule as cacique in my stead, until I should return apain. ‘ Alone we crossed the mountains. and alone, following the traces of the a orient road, we traveled through the desert ami the forest that lies beyond it. til) ut la.,t we reached this secret place. ‘‘There is no nee I to tell t lie rest of the fa lo* for it is known to you. Now . if it Pleases you, Jet, us hear lours, and learn what purpose led you’and x,.Hico.nponion here in time to save us ii ,»>n the grip of that w hite -Ie* ii who lie-acad U|h»ii the itairway.** 'J hen I spoke, 'telling toZlbulbnv nnd his dan pl iter tin* story -if my life and of ^nygroat se h erne t*. build* up apain* that empire which fell in the dux of Juontexuiaa. “Now von speak words that fire after ray own heart, said the .*1.1 man; -hut to i me, how is it to he done?" “fly your help," J answered. “Men •rn here in plenty, but to use them I must have poid, whereas yonder, it i aeems. you have gold and no men. I Ii ere fore I ask of you some portion of your useless wealth, that by its help I may lift up your people and my own." , ‘‘Follow me to till* city, and if I can bring it about you shalt have all tim! yeti desire.’’ he answered. "Now, dauphter, lead mo to my rest, for I ani overwhelmed, not with toil aud suflfer-jp, but ' When me. “This is very well, Ignatio, I am pl ad t list you are pomp, since I you poof your own free will." she said, smiling. ' May our fears be confounded and your journey and ours prove prosperous. A ml now let us reret, for you JI*, nui',1 livery weary, aa I nill, ami we should be -.I irnng before tile daw n." Nest morning »t the first break of light ive -.tarted on our journey, riding on three of the mules that wn had captured, rind lending th*' fourth laden with our goods atnl water skins, Very glad were a1 i .1 Us to ,, the Inst of that ruined temple, and vet it was sad tome lo leave it, for there, hidden beneath some of the masses of tin* fallen masonry, lax’ all 1 hat was left of my friend and- foster brother, Multi s. lie whose hrax'd'V and xx it hod saved our lives at the cost of his oxx n. Our plan was to avoid x*illapcs where we might he seen by men, amt keep our- I selves hidden in thi* forest, for we feared lest ive should he followed and i brought to account lie* atis** of the death of Don I ‘edro and his companions: nnd this we were uhle to do, si 11 co liar* j mg guns and ammunition in plenty we shot birds and deer for our dully‘food. I nix’eling thus on mule bn cli soon our,strength returned tons even to the I • •I I man /iibal'my. who had suffered I the most from fatigue and from ill-, treatment at the hands of the white men. In something less t Im ti a week I we had pa —vt through the inhabited districts of Yucatan and farout of the reach of t he white man, and now xx ere journeying through the forest toward the great sierra that lies beyond. ’I'lie senor was never weary of questioning the silent Zilbalbax as to the h is tori or rallier the legend of the land t brough xx hieh ive join ne;, cd, or of listening to tjie I a dx Maya .** dcseript ion of tin* City of the Heart, till even she grew t ired ami begged him to speak instead uttho country across th*' water where lo* xx a I Mirn. of t|n> ceaseless busy life, and the wonders of eiviliza-t iou. strange as it may seem. I,who Watched them bot Ii from day today, know it to bo true that sin' was in mind the more modern of the two. so much so indeed that in listening to their talk I might have fancied that site was tile child of the new world, tilled with the spirit of to-day, aud he the heir of a proud and secret race dying beneath its weight of .X ears. "I cannot understand you," she would say to him. "Why do yon so love histories and ruins and stories of people that have long been dead? I hate them. Once they lived, and doubtless were well enough iii their place nnd time, hut noxy they arc past amidone xvilli, and it is we xvho live. live, live “ “What is it?" I said. “Have you pricked yourself, or rut your hand?” Ile made no answer, hut his eyes prexy i wide with horror and ho pointed at something gray thai was gluing away among the stones, and as ho pointed I sun a spot of bk xxi appear upon his wri-t, May a saw ii also. "A snake lilts bitten yoni" she cried in a x, .ce of agrm\; then she sprang at him, and before I guessed what*)** was about to do, seized his arm with both hands and applied her lips to Hie wound, lie tried to wrench it free, hut sh.- .-lung to it fiercely, Hum calling to ■ne to bring a stick she tow a strip off lier rob,* and made it fast around his wrist above the puncture. | WOMAN ANI) HOM Ii. • I Very Pretty In fbi era .X ,,    ...    i    --.V    now    I was tiler,- with the stick, nnd setting it in tho loop of linen. I twisted it till the ham I t u i lied blue from the pressure, ‘What snake was it?" I asked, I he deadly gray sort." he answered adding: “Don’t look *> frightened, -bixa, I know a cure. louie to the camp, quick!" In two minutes wexvere there, and tlM senor had snatched a sharp knife and a powder bask, Now , friend," he said.handing me the knife, “cut deep, since it is life or death to me. and there ure no arteries of tho w rist.” milch as xx ouId lie piece, and fir*>*I it. on top Seeing w hat had come about, Zilbal-hay held the senors hniul, and I cut twice. He never winced, bkt at each out Maya groaned. Then, having let the blood fall till it would run no more, We poured powder into the wound, as "ii a txx enty-eeut ,    . .    H    went    off In a puff *f white smoke, leaving the flesh beneath black and charred. Noxv, as ive have no spirits, there is nothing more to he done except to w-nit, said the senor, xx itll an attempt at a smile    1 /.ii ba I bay xvent to a hag and pro- : uneed fr*>m it some mica paste. “lait this," he said; “it is better than any lire water. ’ The senor took the stuff and began to swallow it till presently I saw lie could force no more down, for a paralysis seemed to he creeping over him;'his throat contracted, and his eyelids fell as though weighed down by irresistible sleep. Now, seeing that notxvitlistaml- DRESSING IHE BUREAU. Dainty Trifles Thot r ,n ne Had bittie I vpiixc ii,**,    Mnk« Dresser Cashion Some Ntiieltn I’raj* amt Barnt-Mnich Heel ll.tnrt .mix* Soft I'll),or. The very latest fail in bureau nr-IIttligement is titlidX’c evert thing slight J mid (Initity as jx.ssible, The handsome, j square, cumbrous pin-cusliirm so long jin xogue, is now placed on the toilet ! table in company with the pretty handkerchief case and glov«-bo$, Hill the Up-to-date cushion for the bureau is al* j most small , nough to he placed xxi’hin my lady’s work basket. It is long ami narrow, with a frill of silk all around it. oi-w which is gathered another frill of del irate lace, aud th e tiny I hoi .with xviii, I, ,t is adorned, are made of the lint lowest of baby ribbon. A pretty se cushion.* wa* sample ol one of the £ i CW r J J *"■** re O ^ 11U .ch vv ‘iii. - lf A' A'S ( \X S. n % \V.\\’ cl an to v. - .*/ ^ >> mn dc bran firm us if carved out of xxi od or Hi cr this was a Cover of thin w hit or Imping-, lot Ii. xx itll a f, buds embroidered in pink an green, i'lie cushion port, xx lien poison had got mg our remedies Hit bold of him, w e seized him bx’ the artus and began to walk him to and fro en coit raging him at the same time to keen a brave heart and fight against death I ain doing my hest." he answered, feebly; then his mind begun to wander and at length he fell down ami his eve*, shut.    J ‘ ’('n I ess we can rouse him the white man xviii die," said Zi I bal hay. Oh, awake! cried Maya despairingly. placing hor lips close to the senor s ear. T Z£Z.,,m ii,* Mb,!!!*:    iZ*;'1.......r J  OU I,,,, the -ansi,im-    u!ZrLI,mm !.! '?T-nV^'.Sm,lw1 """-V *'>' i breast. “I tell you,'’ she went.on, “that this home of mine of which you are so fond of talking is nothing hut a great burring place, and those xx ho dwell in it are bks ghosts who wander to and fro thinking of the Mony , that the;, did, or did not do, a thousand years before. “Did my father hut know it, he wastes time and trouble in making .plans for Hie redemption of the People of the Heart, tx ho think him mad for his pains. They cannot lie redeemed. If I coaid have my xviii while I am still young I would turn ray bai le upon this j ningdown * itv jxi hi, Ii you so desired to see, taking J I ihini-wit ll im-the wealth that is useless there. hut which it seem* would bring me many good things in other lands, and live out my time among jwoplc xvho liave a present and u future as well as •ast.” a pa TI ing.^but w ith tis* mueh joy.’ V* bo had gone the senor spoke to hen the senor would laugh, and argue that the past is more thun the he present, and that it is better to be dead than alive, and many other such follies; id, “and rn *st int crest ii’itf- hi.V i„‘o , ?ud J 'you,d RT‘>'v angry and reprove noxv. as I may remind you, there are ^    which    ahocked    me, things more pressing than the regen,.*r Nay, tiien. do Iou atiou of the Indian race; for instance, our own safety. To-morrow , at the latest. lien will come to seek those villains who lie yonder, and if we an- found her,- It seems like! v that ive shall be shot down as murderer what Jo you propose tod, "I propose, senor, that at the first light of daw n we should take the mules and ride aw a v. The forest is dense a ml it will be difiicult to find us in it; moreover, two days j.iuroey will take us beyond the reach of white men. Tell nu*, lady." I added to Aln va. w ho had returned from tin- cli a rn bel know the rom!? ' "I knoxv the road." she answered, “hut, sirs, Indore you take it. it is right that I should U ll yon something. “You have heard my flither'words and they are true, every one of them, hut they are not all the troth. He rules that city of which he hasspoken toyon, hut tim nobles there are weary of Ins rule, tlmt at times is somew hat harsh, also they deem him mad. ll was for 11*is. reason that they suffered him to wander forth, seeking the fulfillment of a prophecy in which nom- of them have faith, for they were certain that he would perish in the wilderness and return no more to trouble them." “Then why did they allow you, who are his heir, to accompany him. lady?" “because I would have it so. I love ray fat her, and if he was doomed to die because of his folly, it was my xvi,Ii to die with him. Moreover, lf you woald know the truth, I hate that city where I vias born and Hie man in it to xx bom I nm destined to be married, and desired to escape from it if only i'< r awhile.” ' And does that man hate you, lady?" “No," she answered, turning her bead aside; “but if he loves me. I bo-lieve that he loves power more. Hud I stayed, my father would bai a up: muted me lo rule in his place, and Tikal. iny cousin, would Imvc Iha<*d in*xi to the* throne, not on it; therefor© it wa, that he consented to my going, or at least I think "Sirs, I learn now that vou are to accompany na to the City of the Heart, should we J iv to reach it. “Come if .you will, hut be warned, inv people are a jealous people, and the name of a -; ranger is hateful to them. Tew such have ever reached the ( itv of the Heart for many genera:ions, and of these, save one or two, none have escaped from it alix’c. They do not desire new thing they have little knowledge of the world beyond (heir walls, and seek for none. “Now, sirs, choose xx lie tiler von will accompany us in our march toward the City of Water ,, or whether you v. ii! set your face to the -a again 'ai;.I forget i !iat you clianced to hear a certain st<*r\' from a wandering doctor, who,•■.*■ mis-fortunea liad ijju-ji him mad, and tin indian girl who tended him." ( Now I listened to ti.»•-,«• words which toe lady .Maya sp »ke very * a rn;-st Iv' and xvi th power, and understood that tbi v meant much; they meant that in *>■ to the City of the Heart we iv en believed, g<-iag to our d* * I-adx, I said, ’it may wml chance fhat death waits rn y, nder, b it thither I shall go if mr strength doc,, cult fail me and death xx ill ,’uff. r it. For the senor her • it is different. Ii* ha* heard your words, and if he xviii barken to them and to mine. he xviii bid us farewell to-morroxv and go his ways, leaving us to go ours,. s,„. ya„„    |    at'hh'n    £&*££    sasses! for her wotda which ahot'kei whereat something elm*, for I and my diseourses xx es rie*i her. Only 7,it»albay t«x>k no heed, for hi a mind was aet upon other tilings, even if he heard us, which I doubt. murmured, “i'll try."    ~v    MI1(* I hen, with our help, he struggle d from tile ground    and bogan to xx alk again like a man    ho is drunk. Then he fell again,and    tingour banda upon his breast we go.    I feel the contrao ti tins of hts heart    .wing weaker overv moment, till at last they seottied to die away. Hut of a sudden, When we had already abandoned hope, it lx»unded violently in his breast, and from ( very pore of his skin, w hich till now hail been parched and dry, there hurst.s.j profuse a perspiration that in the ligiit iw the rising moon we could see it i uu- his face. that the white man will live '>a'1 conquered the poison,” I sari /.ii ha I bay quietly, and hearing Ins words. I returned thanks to Hod in mill cart.    J Then ive laid him in a hammock, piling blankets and serapes over him till at length the perspiration ceased, all the fluid in ins body having evaporated taking the venom with it. For an hour or more lie slept, then axvoku nnd asked for water in u faint voice f pink satin, nnd stuffed xx itll sawdust until i: was tight anil or ivory, (Wit mull rose-III. I light tufT«*d, j measured 7f/3 inches in length, and not quite three inches in width. Tin* sill, j frill, xx hieh was sexy cd around Hie edge, was pinked in sharp points, ami xxa { about Si/, inches m id©. The lace frill was t he saute xx idth. and the small lam s made of long, flat loops of daisx ribbon w ere placed about the edges, as sltoxx a in the drawing. Another of Hies.* cushions wa annule i f blue satin, with forg.*t-ni« nots un j the white cover; and still another,' which was made of y..||ow silk. had Imi-t ere ups embroidered across the top. Some are made eight-sided, like an elongated octagon, and we give an illustration of one Kinde in t his st \ l*\ J he pin tiny to a coom pa ny these cushions should In* Dresden china or delicate celluloid, nnd long and narrow in shape, I here is alw ays something new in burnt match receivers, hut few ore so sal is factory as the diminutive glass tumblers so long In use. Another xxax of “fixing up" this i:-.-ful small receptacle ix to make a rn MODEL HUSBAND. Auntly rill* xim, Knsxrrih How to mow Ills Oxvn Horn, I mn a model husband, My wif, I ''mildii t lay lier hands on another finn ; like me iii a fortnight. When the baby i * ries at night I get up and fly him aud nut him back to sleep. We have been j married three years aud \\o have the sweetest tittle I hi by boy Iii the world, I nexer cause my win* ii ny trouble, . When she is nil tired mid worn out I I say; i nine, noxv, old sweetheart, j o lie iii,xx ii, un,| lot in, UnJ, fbi* job.’* ; We have a grunt number of little dress, s for Wendel, and I know where I I hey a re k,-|it and how to get at them, Mi \ ii,- s lather Ss a \\eii-tt>-do lartn-cr, and I like my wifes mother. I n,*x**r see any other xxomnn who eon xxiii!, u lift I, - better than my wife, or Xvho looks Just u .’iitie sweeter. I wouldn’t marry the hest woman on earth unless I thought she filled th** bill for perfect ion, from my standpoint of judgment. I thought nix wife * I i* I, ami she does, \\ hen she get s a bis* * nil turned oxer a fexx times between lier hands and puts it in tin- pan, I I,now the biscuit* are going to be exactly right. No doubt ubnut it. We j have no drip coffee pot, hut she makes Hie blessedest drip coffee you ever saw, and lins the commonest kind of an j old tin coffee pot. .She has a majestic * bearing, too. Her feet set just exactly a |S'rb-et woman's feet set. Her bend could Is’ carried no better if she tried fora hundred years. W lieu I xvii ut to find out if mix thing »s i ighf or not, I just get. if Is-fore ber I dud and figure on her Judgment* She kits it every time. Don’t ask me hon i he does it. There is no spittoon around tile house. I know xx here the I peg for my lint is, and* ex cry time I , ’ i,'° if off in the house I hang it oil tins i p er. My coat has a |>cg, too, and there I I is xx here my coat is found when not on I my back. There is no club On earth like my wife and We tide I. She is the outside guar,I and the inside She is the light iii f lie. east, and ti I lect iii the west. She and morning star, She loose button a hundred yanks, and she has a way of noticing the little ..|x©ks x>ii my coat lnjiel, as she used to before VU* Were married. She loves me and Wendel, I don’t find anybody that --nits me half as well as slit* does, sxxeet aud gentle from morning to night. AV hen I want to he cross, slit* xxon’t let in*'. \\ hen I get cold-hearted and the last speck of brotherly love is tsizing out of me, just one touch of her presence fops that disposition. All bi all, my w il’e is O. Iv*, and I am a model husband, 11 rn st us Flukey, iu Housekeeper, PUK VOLINO PEOPLE ALAS. TRAPPING MR, Where d Of the men Wit Dtk On Dot Hilly TI .* Y'h- For i hey i i-Th* I It come from rdl the trm, rrj smile xx inch made its piu ihlno mal h lea in, All mad And t J up ii ii bright a Matvei’s dew eye n of hit: ■ xx ere In It. been dun,-! dimple* hai lip* HH bt auth ii ti it vain, r little fk, too, igall th- x ! .’, I d ut smile, lilt Where \\ bal The Of i All gone i> i >'» i WH I .owoi Iii*;, , xx itll i he j to? Ah id i ,i I. iti my and let, XX’ I lh,- eld,; hilling xvrll! tell! * I fa--d xx hi, d lh : rn | ii I’el:! sd rh* TI Oh* -cd ii v • Hydii* NEW I Sugg, i surprise! is -I .I k* St , ■s fled, IS HH I , d Mil lie < .lf De x r mile e hy a ii Inin N. -I I, NOISE PRODUCER. i*»,I ricked I p hi H |‘ fhldlii XnutraIi ,. i, Ii* ie is a tx ax by xx hieh a new noise -nexv, at a pail of the xxorld, It I many ti time ox r iii Nm *xer -nice I do not kin \nd Xery likely tho; md quiet I tux e often Ii gatxMn u-boota e, •lack is informed nu pket. or sot, ie th I ag No xx look at this picture, a ming Australian does xx i to his xx,Mill x bead Roy ma k,* to fbi heard india I" I tool I xx hieh that r rat he, Xii ioxx x ho en h to OHS tak, iak> iff but cg.i ii, VMI ll ll guard, tar inis my bright. eau smell a I I him* to vee and • stout stick of ii you can't -tout XXfMsl, peri lilly to hear. Cb*! of sti iiigy-barl. xx,Mal (or manage that, Moille other like ash or hickoiv, xxiii HEAD AND HANDS. I midi! (chi One forest mg bin CHAPTER Xir maya Hisses*ds Tar., evening after we liad left the country and with much toil climbed the sierra Iii! xvo roached tho desert beyond, a desert that seemed to Is' t>*mndless, we set our camp among a clump of great aloe- that, grew at the j foot of a stony hill. This hill xvqs marked on Xibalbav a map as l»eing the sit* of an underground reservoir, known as a cue va, whence ill the old days, w-hen this place was inhabited* the In-; dians draw their supply of water in the dry season from deep down in the boxv-els of the earth. That this particular eueva existed was proved by the fact that the ancient | road, which here was plainly visible, tan through the ruins of a large town xv hereof the insulation must once have been supplied by it, but when Zibal- ! hay and his daughter slept here on their downward journey they were spared the necessity of looking for it by the I discovery of a rain |>ool in the hollow 1 of a rock. Now, however, no rain hav- ' ing fallen for xx ceko, after we had eaten and drunk such water us remained in the water-Lkins, we determined to seek I f*»r the eueva in order to refill the skins arid give drink to the thirsty mules. Accordingly we began toexamiuethc ! r*K*ky hill, and presently found a stone archway now nearly filled tip with soil and half hidden by thorn bustics, which we judged to be the entrance to the eueva. Having provided ourselves with torches we lit four of them, and I led the xx ay through tho hob* to find myself in a eave where a great and mysterious xx md blew and sighed in sudden gusts that almost extinguished our lights. I- ol lowing this cti vc xxv came to a hole or shaft, at the end of it, which evidently led to the springs or pools of water. This shaft of unknown depth w as a I in ost if not quito as smooth and perpendicular us though it had been hollowed bx the hand bf man. hut the strangest thing about it was the terrible stairway that the ancient , had used -to approach the water, which consisted of a double row of notches, eight oi ten inches in depth, cut in the surface of the shaft. I p and down these notches the water carriers must have passed for general ions, for they were much w orn, • in I a gioovo made b\r ti e fx*et of men rail to the top of this awful ladder. The .emir Ii tiding a fragment of rock let it tall over the en go of the "it. ;md several .seconds passed before a faint sound told us that it had touched the bottom. "What a dreadful place!" he said. I think that I bad rather die of thirst 1 hun attempt to go dux*, n it." ‘1 ■ I* 'P*-' 11avo gone down in the past, answer,* I Ma va. “for blok. this u Where the; stcpp<*d off tim cdg,. ** "Come awa said ZI! lull Lax . "none ,lf lls ll,‘lf could take that road and live. I JU* mules mu si go t j-iuruey away thoro they run drink to. >lv oao ani I live hours’ JKI* >1 where o-tnorroxv. Then xxv turned and left this eave of th,* winds and iv ere glad to bx* outside of it. for the place had au unholy look, and, all the draught notwithstanding, was hot to Miff,m-adon. /ii balbax xx a1 Iced to the aud the others staved to forage for the mules camp, but I pluck some ,2?     j    Ka mZ'&z&z ■:    >’->u    hear.    What say you, they watched "    K .-Iliff- riinn'r A ,..X it ...... i    .    -    **    .    .. gle drop to give, and this we xverc obliged to tell him. He groaned and was silent for awhile, Rnd then said: "It would have been kinder to let me me of the poison, for this torment of thirst is more than I can bear.” “Can we try the eueva?" faltered Maya. "It is impossible,** answered lier father. "We should all be killed.” “Yes, yes,’’ repeated the senor, "it is impossible. Hitter that one should die • han all four." I* ear Hot, I said to the senor, “it is the poison that lids dried you up, but thirst xviii not kill you so soon, anti presently you will feel ii less. Oh! that x\e liad medicine here to make vou sleep!” Ho lay silent for awhile, making no answer, but from the workings of hi.-1 lands and face xve could see that he suffered much. "Maya," lie said at length, “can you find me a cool stone to put in im mouth?"    J She searched and found a pebble, w hich he slicked, but after a time it fell from his lips, and ive saw that it was as i dry as when it entered them. Then his j brain gave way, and he began to rave huskily in many languages. Ai*' jou devil? lie asked, "that you suffer me to die in torment for the want of a drink of water? Why do you stand there and mock me? Oh, have pity and give me water.” For awhile we bore it, though perhaps our agonies were greater than Ii is own then Maya rose and looked at bk face, It was sunken as though with a heavy illness, thick black rings had appeared beneath his blue eves, aud lo-hps were flecked with blood. I can endure this no more,” she said in a dry voice. "Watch your friend, Don Ignat to.” ou are right," I answered; “this is no place for a xvoman. Go and sleep yonder, so that I eau wake you if there is need.” She looked at me reproachfully, but went without ansxvering and sat down behind a bush about thirty yards away Here, it seems for all this story site told in-* afterward, and for the most part I do but repeat her words—she began to think. Only one tiling could save him-— water. In the depths of yonder hill, within a few* paces of lier, doubtless it laj’ in plenty, but who would dare to seek it there? Aud yet the descent of the eueva must be possible, sine,* the ancients used it daily, and xvliy could she not do what thee had done'* Yes she would try it! W'hen once she hod made up lier mind, Maya set about the task sx. if! I v, Mu- provided herself with flint, steel, timber, a rope, amla small w-ater-skin of untanned hide, which she strapped upon her shoulder. In another minute ■sin-was running across the desert like a doer. Af the entrance to the eueva she paused to gather up the aloe torches xx hic.i had been thrown down there. and a I i) to look for one moment at the familiar face of night -the night that she might never see again. Then she lit a t os * h and crept through tug narrow opening. I In* place had been awful in the evening when she visited it in the coin puny of the rest of us. Noxv, alone and at night, it appalled her. ITO MU CONTINUE!* I i blam by sewing it to fit wrying the ends to meet the; top, xx here ibex work of dais; t lie glass c.iid six inches nbovt are tied in a how. Out of stiff, white cardboard cut a small circle, four inches in diameter, end notch the edge. Cut an opening in the center to fit the small glass, and Blip over, letting it rest upon the edges of ribbon which form the holder. Noxv gat lier a frill of silk and lace, similar to the one described, nlMiut the nin. -i * cushion, and fasten it above the eire Ie of    !]    I 1'vo dn>«* then strain and cardboard, where It will ti. * I * H 1,1 the °ther "Wredients. Cut the How to Keep Thrm hi (inert All the I cur Arenoid. At tills season of the year it is almost iiiijMissibh* to I eepthe hands from chap pii g and looking reel xx hen they are in w ater as frequently as it is necessary to have them. l>«dow is given a most ex cedent recipe for making laureline which is simply and easily prepared at home and very inexpensive. I xvo ounces of glycerine, one ounce Of alcohol, one-fourth ounce of gum tragucnnth, one-fourth to one-half ounce of rose water or violet perfume, one pint of water; soak the triigacanth ward, where it will flare out prettily, quite like a flower. I he fad for denim seems to outlast all others, chiefly because it lins proved so useful and durable. Whole rooms are furnished in denim—cushions, table-coxers, portieres—nre made of this material, and it is even used on the floor in place of carpet. Now that it can Im* procured in various colors, all sorts of pi et ty things are made of it. A handsome new sofa pillow is of gen- ! orous dimensions, aud made out of two BOKA PILLOW. square pieces of blue denim. The larger piece is 28 inches square; the other is 18 inches square. The smaller piece is placed on the center of the larger, leaving, of course*, a margin of five inches all around. 11. is stitched on securely along three sides, and a fexv inches at each end of the fourth side, leaving an opening large enough to force an 18-inch-sqnare pillow xx ithin. I lit* margin is hut ton hole-edged xx itll long, coarse st itches in heavy xx bite silk, and forms an effective border for tin* pillow, falling loosely, and with its irregular scallops, somewhat like a frill. The small square has a design stamped first, and then followed with fancy while braid, buttotiliole-edged on xv it Ii heavy white silk. It is finished about, the edge with white cotton cord, tied at each corner in bow and tassels, The long dotted line in the illustration shows the length of slit left open for the pillow to slip into its pretty ease. — Brotchen Trievie, in Home Queen. glycerine with the alcohol. If it should Im* too thick add a little more water and alcohol. HottIe and it is ready for use. In very cold weather, if it is too thick to j jour easily, heat it by setting over the register or in a I Kiwi of hot water. While most jieople admit there is not bing bet ter for the sculp ti; a ii a thorough brushing of the hair morning and I night, many xxiii not persist in this, and are continually asking what w ill - make the hair come in when it is fast coming out. Many of the best hair-I dressers and barbers are recommending rubbing pure grease in very thoroughly every night or every other night. In I several instances this has proved verx effectual anda new growth of short and I strong fuzz all over the head has been the result. Many children and some of an older growth are severely troubled with dandruff in the scalp, which always makes the head and hair look dirty. This eau lie removed bv rubbing pure grease in every other night and in the morning following wash thoroughly with tar soap. -Currie May Ashton, in Chicago Record. hi) and m c that it tapers like a xx hip handle and is about is inches long. • ext, cut from a bingle, if you cun'* ge a g*M-i| slii ,* df \ .-.italian xxiii tit* *• rk, a three-cornered piece, ainoi. I< iii inches long, of the shape shown in be sketch. Win ii he ha-- I hoe tx » ready, the young black fellow arks hi*. ii other to make for him a co re I out oi the tw i-ted sinew s of a hangar*!*,’* tail, lf your mother doesn’t find it <unveil-* ut to ilo th! . probably a bit of stout ! • .iiiig-Jim* will Answer the pur|*is:*. , I ie jour t hree-eor m-red pier** of .bingle to casa end (>f the cord, .md then tie the •tiler end of the cord around a groove iii the top of the handle so that it xx iii , turn freely, and so that the lash will lie i boo t aa long as the ,st«M*k of tin .whip. Noxv your porboregan is made,; ad xnu are ready to begin Jinxing fun with it. (•et off by yourself in tin* middle of ii ten-acre lot xvouId Im* nlMiut right I md mw ing the thin s hard as ever you eau. Then stop it Hiddenly with a peculiar twist or jerk, find it xxiii crack like a horse-pistol. I hey say it can In* heard two miles on a still day; hut per ha {is It would be well to proxt* this, if you can. by going utKiut that distance from other folks when-•r you practise.-—Ernest Ingersoll, la 't. Nicholas. MAKING CHEAP TOYS. COYOTE. A favorite Sport of Hors Who I.Iv,, \,.»r Hie XX .rn Prairie*. Only half the Im; s of th.* extreme west. know anything about Mr. Coyote. Twin brothers to 11i. gray wolf, uncle to beer lox ami cousin to the commonest cur that slinks in the dark ror-ners of buck alleys, little coyote is it I queer, sly, disreputable fellow indeed, In looks he is sometimes handsome, I sometimes awful a regular bad dream' of a I bing. ll is xx lieu lie re fat ami well .-oxfred with fur thai, he appears well, j for his sharp, Intelligent thee, with Its •tanding ears, is not unlike flint of the lox, while the tail is it splendid brush, mg and thick. IDs color, xxii* n he i • healthy, is grayish, shading into a light taxxny bro xx ti on his legs ami to a xx bifer gray on his breast aud stomach. lint. oh. when he is thin and dirty ami ; almost hairless! What a thing in* is! ii is his life ii, the sage hin di and on the plains and desert* that reduces bim to his pitiable condition. Alw tx • a coward, In* is easily drix en a xx ay front bis food by any other nnimnl that isnt all aggressive, ami so he starves frc* fluently, ami his contect with the alkali of the deserts is t«s» much for his hair. It gels disco ti raged and fulls out as if lie had lieen mot It-ca ti-1). The tong grayish-brown covering* of his bushy tail is strewed along his path until only n barren, Itony thin ha- him to wag, while along his huck ' :""1 aldea great Isire. patches show his • ■old, shivering hide, under which tin-bm ie* arc all tis* plainly np|Nit*eiit, Mi. < oyole Iii*-*, on xx hat he can catch or steal or find dead. Rabbits, quirrcla • nil gophers are his game. Hhc<*p, >oung calxes, chickens, turkeys ami dor Us arn xx hat he Antis en sit t to fake from the farmer, nml tuost anx carrion allures him from afar to All ids empty Inside. Ile poke* around sh,ie*. lf there tie plenty of hunting, and two or t Ii ism* get together xxii*-a "times arc I* little rough.” When desperate th** coyote* band together, and then sfarxa-i ion makes th**in nearest to courageous I than they ex cr become. And thex ar. never long ill one locality;Is* Ibex akin,* j or in couples or packs, without letting I th** neighbors find it out. They howl — I a dismal, woful, forlorn sound it is. When two are together they make the most nnd worst racket. No artful lo they manage th** “duet** of yelps, barks and hnxvls that almost a ii vone WO ii I* I ay tho two were 20, and ail inighix singer* at that, U hen war has lieen xx'tiged against them by manx' farmers for anx length of time the coyotes liecotnc very “scare©" and exceedingly sharp about walking into or Upon any trap. But xx hen Im>|*!iic*vs nnd daring ar** in them, as a result of t*M> mueh liberality, they limy i>i‘ taken in steel trap quite read I- I Iv. I here are various "hails" thui will j .it tract them, but a dead animal or a beep’s lungs from tho slaughter bona* i* as good us eau Im* found. Of course, in the ease of the dead anintul, it :< usually drugged out into th** suge-brush, far from any house, and then the traps, xx hieh should Im* th»**e or four iii number, arc set where they will .step|M-d upon if Mr. C oyote approaches to take a bite. Iii the other esse th** Im*s; plan is as follows:    Tying a ro|u* to the bait, the trapper carries it. xvith txxn traps, out into the brush until he is some distance from Feed I he nerves itp'in pure blood, and they will Isl j our faithful s rvuutn and not i v nom teal masters; you x. iti Hot, Im* nervous, btu strong, iheerftt! ami happy. To liuvo pure blood, aint ti ?p it putt', take Hoods Sarsaparilla Mood’* Pills curs all Ux*>r Ills. SD e tits! The Greatest Medical Ui.scovery of the Age. KENNEDY’S MEDICAL DISCOVERY. DONALS KENNEN, of ROXBURY, MASS., Has dis.cixrrej in one of cur common pa>ture weed* a remedy that turfs every kind of Hunter, from the worst Scrofula do\x n to a common Pimple, He has tried it in over eleven hundred cases, aud never fulej ewe* tin two cases (both thunder humor.) He Ii as new in his possession over two hundred certificates of ifs value, ail within twenty miles of Boston. Send postal card for book. A benefit is alw .iv s experienc ed Rom the ft first bottle, nnd a perfet t mire is warranted When the rixjht quantity is taken. When the lung, are affected it causes Minuting pains, like needles passing through them; the same w itll the Liver or Bow el . I his is eau- < J bv th* ducts being stopped, and .always disappears in a week atter taking it. Read the label. lf the stoma. Ii is foul or bilious it will came squeamish feelings at fir*/. No change of diet ever nece** ary. Eat the iH- t you can get, and enough of it. Dose, one tablespoonful in water at bedtime. boid by all UruKgists. ASK YOUR DEALER FOR W. L. Douglas ®3. SHOE “Mo™1 S3. lf you |*ay 04 to •« for snore, ex-•mine the W. L. Itoutfla* Shoe, and •et* shat a good whoa you can buy fur OVtR IOO STYLES AND WIDTHS, OO If (J RIESS, HUTTO!*, i**i*l I.ACK, in ill. In all k Intl* of the brti ,H*st(sl leal I*, r by aklllaU workman. Wa Disk* and ■ell mom S3 Shoe* than any other ntAiiufarttirfr In the world. None g«»nu I ne un!»«. rum# and ptk* it ktaniitf-d on ti*, bottom. Aik lour deafer for our HS. as,,    o-j.aa -ho-,. •*.AO,R* and 01.70 foe bort. ’ TAM NO &U8STITUTf. lf x^urdraler rannot i-upply you, send to t ic-tor y, anc loxing put* and xfxcratx (apay carriage State kind,style ■ i*!® IC*P 'N’ I*ton), mw a(,d Width, (lur Ch item I K-pt will t ii tour order. Send tor new JUuv tr.»ted C.rtalogu - i i Ho, |{. W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Man, any Imuxe. He then throws It g around your hen.I ,|0\xn amt drng* it xvith the rom* for a i can. I hen stop it How to Clean Costly Kura. Ermine and sealskin are best cleaned xvith soft flannel. Hub the fur delicately against the grain, and when it bas been thoroughly lifted and re versed dip the flannel into common Hour and rub lightly any sjKits that look dark or dirty. Shake the flour well and rub xvith a clean, dry flannel until the flour is all removed. Sable, •hincbiila, squirrel and monkey skin may be very nicely cleaned with hot bran. (Jet a small quantity of bran and heat it in the oven until it is quito warm. Hub stiffly info th** fur and leave for u few minutes before shaking to free it from the bran. fi3 while man. .And it seemed to me that she awaited his answer anxiously. “Yes, lady. I hear," he rep])* i, with a laugh, "and doubtless it ii all true enough, and I shall leave my bones yonder among your countrymen. \\ * ll. sobeit; I have determined I,, go, urn! go I xviii, sine.- I ana too idle to < hung* ray mind. Also, it seems to me that alter this da j a business there is more <1 the sun-et, which was very beautiful on these lonely plains Presently I heard Hie Daily Maya say; "Hick im- that flower, friend, to xx ear on my breast, aud she pointed to a snoxv-xvhiu cactus bloom tiiat am mg son. ■ rocks. Ile el bribe I to the place and .stretched out Ins hand to eut tin* flower, when of a sudden I heard him utter an exclamation and taw him start back. grew That Was IM (Terr 111. tenant—iou said ihe house was not cold and we have nearly frozen to death I ever since xve moved into it. Heal Estate Agent—I had every rea-! son to ti)ink I xxas telling the truth. I had never heard the house complain of feeling chilly, As to the people in it, of course, I knexv nothing. That is quite another matter, you know.*—Bch* | ton Transcript. To M ike I’a |M*r Lu im p ShH*l**». If jot) know just flow to go to xvork, ti paper Jump shade re moat easily made. The crimped pap. r comes in circular lengths expressly adapted to this use. Choose three xvell-assorted tints harmonizing with your furnishings; place iii** lamp before von un a table, xx itll its xx ire frame on, and slip the paper oxer, drawing it together at the* top and Faxing a good heading. Tie it loosely around Hi*. vqr(, xvith'a string, in order to regulate the fulness before you tighten it. Fur over the. other two papers in the same way and then draxv or oend the low ,    ,    vat    paper under about two inches above the edge, pulling ii out slightly; form the .next into waxes and draw the upper one into waves above, so that it xviii form van- Art of llrraaing; a Salad. Every xvoman should learn the art of dressing a green salad at the table. For a salad dressed Im*fore it is to be served loses delicacy in flavor. Mix half a teaspoonful of salt with a quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper. Slowly stir in three tablespoon fills of oil and then beat iii a tablespoonful of vinegar x*ery Slowly and evenly until the mixture is thickened like an emulsion. Important to Lovers of Parrot*. Exasperated Purchaser—Didn't you guarantee that this parrot would repeat every word he heard? Bird Denier Certainly I did. "Hilt he doesn’t repeat a single word.”    i How nil 01*1 A uni riit ii Wo Mum Carre-, \itliimts of Every Klurt. Amelia It. Edwards, in her “('utreal'll Peaks,” mentions many interesting' isits to Hie homes of tile working peo-p e of Nt. I I rich, Austria, where re* many toj., ar** made, in one house Diev found an old, old soma ti at work, Magdalena Fnldauff by name. Sh** carved eats, dogs, xvolxes, sheep, goats and elephants. Sin* has made those six animals her whole life long, and she has no idea of how to cut anything else. She makes them in two sizes, anil she turns out as nearly as possible a thou-i-and of them a year. She has no model or drawing of any kind to work by, but goes on steadily, unerringly, using guagea of different sizes, and shaping out lier eats, dogs, wolves, sheep, goats aud elephant* with en ease and an amount of truth to nature that would be clever, if it were*not utterly mechanical, Magdalena Paulden ft learned from lier mother how to carve those six animals, and lier motlier bud learned, in like manner, from her grandmother. Magdalena lins taught the art to lier own granddaughter, and so it will go on being transmitted for generations. I n anot lier house, AI iss Edxx urds found Die whole family curving skulls and crossbones for fixings at the bases of crucifixes, for the xvood curving oft .rod-lier Thai Is religious in its nature* as well us amusing. In other houses there were* families that carved rocking horses or dolls or other toys, and in still other Louses there were families of painters. In one house were u dozen girls painting gray horses xvith black points. In another house they painted only red horses xvith white jKiints. It is a separate branch of the trade to paint .‘addles and headgear. A good hand xviii paint I? dozen horses a day, each horse being about a toot in length, aud for I hose she is paid oft soldi, or about 54 cents.  ..........ll See that    I hump?    j It’s the feature of the DELONG Pat. Hook and Eye. No matter how you twist and turn, it holds the eye in place. Send two era* tromp with name and ad- drftt, and we Witt      ___ mail yon Mother Loose in new el ut hr § | —Ctintatitinft tm r',l„r i>hOrt Ira black and u>hUe pictures, and tot! of lutbj Jingles. MOW THUY THAI COYOTL. considerable distance, until in* finds a favorable spot, which should be ImMxx et n two bushes, where* sheep's lungs are, that Ai r.( oyote will have to approach from one or the other of the two sides to get at the mcfit. i^*uxing th** traps at this place the hunter now carries the bait again to another point, and drags it as liefore to the chosen s|M>t This dragging leaves two "trails" of scent, xx hieh the wandering coyotes can easily pick up and foiloxx', thus til** chances iii alluring the game I lie first night are i (creased. On arriving the second time at the two bushes the sheep’s lung is set on either side, just about xvhere a foot xvould tread if an animal poked his nose in to eat or tosmclJ. Tin trap. are* hurled carefully aud are* lightly covered oxer, xx bile all traces of "man moved. All steel traps are provided with chains, which should be wired to heavy iron weights, so that tile animal that gets a foot in can drag I ho w ho! : thing. lit never goes far, and there is less chance for him to jerk his foot out than there would be if the trap were fastened to anything solid and stationary. I lie weight is buried when the trup is set. These arc the tactics used in war against Mr. Coyote. Something in favor i f tho cunning wretch ought lo lie said, but up to date no one who knows the' xx ary, no-account creature Jins found nil ll Ulnae* A DELOSA Hmm , Ptiilsd*. ----—niMnii FORECLOSED FARMS. FARMS MINNESOTA OBTAINED UPON . .. MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE FOR SALE ON EASY TERMS IHE HINKESOTA LOAN AND TRUST CO., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. si m Another Str»ng point or TMK I CHARTER OAK, J '•    IN addition to It* perfect opraa- V    tion an'1 durability, Aa that it •;    doe* the work with the small- ••    est possible quantity ol Iud. "De repeats every word he hears, but he never hears any. IU* is as deaf a* a post,” Texas Sifting*;. dykes all around. A well-made paper flower of harmonizing tints nestled among tile folds adds to the effect. How to Keep Cut dowers, It is said that cut flowers will keep very fresh if a small pinch of nitrate of potash, or coin mon saltjK'tr**, is put in the water in which they stand. The cuds of the stems should be cut off a little every *lay to keep open the absorbing pores. A Terrible Iterenge. Discarded lover, do not seek, Because she will not be your bride, Revenge upon her heart to wreak By plunging into suicide. Mark well these words: "Rex'enge is sweet,” And here’s the way to pay her back, Go wed the girl across the street And ureas her in a seal-skin sacque. _______________~~b-    A.    VV.    Bulletin. Getting .Something to Eat. “Kind .sir," said the wayfarer, “if you xxiii add 25 cents to the dime I already possess, I xxiii go and get a meal, tim first I have had iii three days.” "lf you have a dime, why don’t you go and get some! lung xvith that?” “Ah, sir, I require that to fee the walter with.”*—Harper’s Bazar. Tbi* Dog Wa* Not ll uncut. A true story of a dog, found guilt y of obtaining goods under false pretenses, liar. been recently told. The animal is very fond of crackers, and has been taught by Ids owner to go alter them himself, carr j ing a written order in his mouth. Day atter day lie appeared at tin* grocer’s, bringing his master’s order for crackers until the clerks became careless about reading the document. One day the man came In and complained that he had been charged for much more crackers than he had ordered. There was quite a dispute over it, and the next time the dog came in the grocer took the trouble to look at the paper. It was blank; and further investigation showed that whenever the dog felt a craving ^or crackers, he hunted up a piece of paper and trotted off to the grocery store. A single firm of taxidermists at Bangor, Me., has received 41 caribou heads this season. single redeeming trait in his makeup Poor, despicable Mr. Coyote!— N. Y. Jlccorder. Hard Winn to Interview. It is sui*! that Von Moltke w as “silent in seven languages.” Before the opening- of a striking-campaign he was xx diking the streets xvith head depressed, when some busybody approached him, determined to extort from him a word in regard to tin* campaign. “How are matters coming on, general?” ll** asked. “Well,” said the general, “my cabbages are coming on very well, but my potatoes want rain!” Love That Ran .Smooth. "\\ hat a cold girl Ethel Iceberg igf How did Smithett ever succeed in xvin-ning her?” "Skated into her affections last winter.”- Detroit Free Presa. THB A KR MOTOR CO. dons halt Un* world's windmill t>u»JrM»s», bacalao it ha* leaucod tbs east of wind power to I .©’what It ws*. it b,* man, brancU home**, anil supping Its goods end repairs at jour door. It cen end di*« furnish » better article for Ie** money then others. It melee* Pumping end Utjarcd, SteelLdelvaimeU after-^ — d^nptBtton Windmill*. Tilting and Fixed Steel rowers, steel Buss Sew 1 Cutters and Feed . .I. °n application It xvi ll name oo» TannarV-1,t0L* r^IUcl°* U,'*t 11 r',U (urn** unUt January 1st at l/.t the usual price. It also made* WE HAVE,,,n<?,agents. el- at wholesale price*. Shi anywhere for oxuminatlos before »»le. Lverythinu war ranted, too styles of Car ria kps, po styles of Har* Mas,a .styles Riding Sad* dies* Mi rite for catalogue. ELKHART W. B. I'm* tx, Sec j Carrinpe tk Harness Ufa Cs Elkhart, lad. OPIUM    WW#.    Book    sent •r-waiia this rarrawwynowm.Mia. ’    wa* The Turnin'- Lesson. What is a kl.ra?” her lox*er sim'hed. “ Grammatically defined ’Tis a conjunction,” she replied, " Abd cannot be declined.” —Truth. HOIUM X-aV** Hnblt t-ureil In IO UrlUM CONSUMPTION

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