TWO THOUSAND YEARS BEHIND. Within the next few years there will be 6000 miles of railway track laid in China. Lord Charles Beres- ford stated this fact at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers the other night, and added that although the way must first be paved by the civil engineer, there was great scope for the mechanical engineer in the Far East. The future offered an almost un- limited field of operation. The people were still pursuing their arts and industries with the primitive tool methods and ideas of 2000 years ago.
WHAT CONVICTS EARN. • An interesting return has just been promulgated by her Majesty's Prison Commissioners respecting the earnings of prisoners for the past six months. Here- ford is the highest with £14 5s. 8d. per prisonei, the lowest being Ruthin Prison, with JE1 118. 9d. per prisoner. In the convict prisons, Portland is the highest with £15 2s. 9d. per man, Aylesbury Female Prison being the lowest with £5 19s. 9d. per woman. The Admiralty, War Office, and Post Office are the three principal customers of prison labour.
A DISCOVJIRY of asbestos has been made in North Carolina. It is pure, and contained in a 9ft. vein. THE Dowager Empress of Russia is spending the winter at La Turbie. NEW street-car lines in Berlin must henceforth be owned by the municipality. THE overhead electric tramway system is about to de adopted in St. Petersburg. THE mileage run by trains on the London and North-Western Railway last year was 47,548,652. IN lOOOoz. of our gold coinage there 900oz, of pure gold, lOoz. of silver, and 90oz. of copper. LoRD AND LADY BELHAVENAND STENTON are staying Wishaw House, Motherwell, Lanarkshire. BICYCLES are now carried, as baggage free of charge oa United Static railroad**
PROGRESS OF KLONDYKE. The following telegram from the Canadian Minister of the Interior to the Canadian High Com- missioner in London has been received: The royalty collected, to November 1, on the output of gold in the Yukon district, for this year, amounts to 730,689dol. It is estimated that the output for next year will be double that for the present year. About 50 miles of Government roads have now been com- pleted, which will make the more remots portions of the Klondyke district easier to access than they have hitherto been. The telegraph line from Lake Bennett to Dawson City is in good working order, and in favourable circumstances telegrams can new reach there in four days, including the time required for the conveyance of the messages from Vancouver to Skagway by steamer."
RIGHTS RESERVED.] JALEBERD'S BUMPS. A PHRENOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT. BY JAMES GREENWOOD. AUTHOR OF "Dick Temple," Reuben Daindgar," Wild tJports of the TVorlrl," "Curiosities of Savage Life," "Fair Phgllis of iMvender Wharf « Under a Cloud," "A Little Ragamuffin,* uKerrison's Crime, Three llogues" "Humphrey Dyot," "Silas the Conjuror" etc. CHAPTER XI. MY PEACE OF MIND IS A LITTLE DISTURBED BY GENTLE- MAN JOE. I AGAIN SEEK! COUNSEL OF MARGARET. WHEN, having posted my letter, I returned to the house, and in obedience to Doctor Flight's injunction that I should keep myself quiet for a day or two, I took a book and sought the seclusion of the old arbour in the garden. I selected that [spot because it commanded a view Of the library window. The doctor was busy there for an hour or two, and though, of course, I could not see how he was en- gaged, it was not difficult to guess. He remained at home until dinner-time, and it was Hot until after that, and when he started for his cus- tomary long walk, that I made free to enter the library by the window to satisfy myself. The note-book was, as before, in the writing-table drawer, and I carried it to the arbour, and turning to the last pages read as follows: A change no less peculiar than alarming has Come over my patient since yesterday. The increased strength of the corrective in the use of which rash impatience ventured has only proved too succcessful. Sis present symptoms are such that I tremble for what may happen, .little does he suspect my anxiety on his account! At the present time he can scarcely be said to be responsible for his actions. "However much against my inclination I must jresort to the Reversing' process I happily hold in reserve, but in the efficacy of which I have, alatf but an imperfect reliance. The attempt must be made, however, and that without delay. Were the poor fellow to become incurably insane, I could never forgive myself. "Should I be successful, the result will, no doubt, toon be made manifest, but I must prepare for the worst, and be thankful if I have nothing more serious to deplore than time wasted and triumph de- ferred. Nay, even if I have to commence my experiments anew, can it justly be called time wasted since it en- ables me to! demonstrate the thoroughness df my marvellous discovery? I earnestly pray for strength of mind to enable me to cope with and conquer this new difficulty. "John Bird, by natural disposition, is no common rascal. He is cunning and clever, and temptation may make him unscrupulous, and with his inborn idclination to vice, a sudden arrest of his newly developed virtuous impulses will, no doubt, make him troublesome, He may rob me, despite all the precautions I take to prevent it. But that I can afford, if he refrains from decamping with the spoil and putting it beyond my power to bring him back again. That is what I most fear. But I must be watchful and hope for the best. I will commence the reversing process with him to-night, or to- morrow night at latest." Here the doctor's latest notes ended, and having Copied them to show Margaret, I returned the 'book to where I had taken it from, and deliberated at my leisure on the altered aspect of affairs. But I was never good at delicate scheming. Any- thing plain in the way of roguery I could always Eolish off with anyone, but I had not the wings for igher flight. 1 could not but think that now was the time to make the most of my opportunity. How was it to be managed? I could not decide without consult- ing Margaret. It would not be fair to her unless I did SQ. So, disregarding the doctor's orders, I hastened to Soho. It was yet daylight when I reached that neighbour- hood, and I thought it was well to delay my visit to the house till dusk, and called in at a tavern to while away half-an-hour with a glass and a cigar, when who should be standing at the bar but Gentleman joe j" He was chatting affably with the barmaid, and though, as I entered the place, his back was towards me, I had a full view of his face in a looking-glass that was exactly opposite. One thinks very rapidly at such moments, and while I was revolving in my mind whether I should recognise and speak to him, hecaoght sight of my face in the glass and instantly bent his head and pulled the soft felt hat ho.was wearing further down over his eyes. The barmaid left him to take my order, and while she was so engaged Gentleman Joe slipped out and was gone! It gave me a queer sort of sensation, and for a minute or so I did not know what to think of it. There was, of course, nothing very extraordinary in the circumstance that he should by chance be there. It was thoroughly well understood between Margaret and myself, that not even her father or brothers, let alone any of her old friends and acquaintances, should know where she was, and Gentleman Joe might have been quite ignorant of the fact that Margaret resided not more than a stone's throw from that particular tavern. But if so, and he like the rest of them was in the dark as to what had become of her, what would have been more natural—especially as he had last seen her in my company—than for him to have spoken to me and enquired after her ? Why had he hung his head and pulled his cap down and taken himself off so suddenly ? Did he know where Margaret lived and was be in the habit of visiting her? It was not impossible, but when, after a few minutes' cool reflection, I called to mind Meg's solemn assertions that she bad not seen or spoken with Gentleman Joe half a dozen times in as many months, and that it was by the merest chance in the world that I had found thorn together as I had, it seemed that to tax her with deception on such slight evidence would be absurd. Undoubtedly it was slight evidence. I was almost 4TOre but I couldn't have sworn that he really did catch sight of me in the glass. And as for his being in a hurry to go, why, apart from anything else that Was suspicious, what was there in that? Again, Gentleman Joe might have got an inkling of where she had removed to and be spying round; and that, granting that he had seen me, would account for his hurried exit. On the whole, I came to the conclusion that I had tiest hold my tongue and say nothing about it. It might tickle her vanity if she came to know that Gentleman Joe was searching for her; and we know what women are! By the time I reached the house Margaret had but A few minutes previously received the letter I bad posted to her in the morning. Indeed, she had it on her lap when I entered the room. She greeted ine with a laugh and a toss of her head, which I though was meant as a compliment for my cleverness. „ I thought it would amuse you, Meg," said I laughing too. „ "You thought what would ? Why, the letter, of course. Not a bad stroke of tmsiness, I flatter myself. Of course, I know that I am a dunce, but I aiii getting on, I think. You were pleased with what was in it?" Well, not particularly," she replied, cdolly. What, not with the tenner That came all right, J hope!" that. It was just that I was laughing at when you came in, Jack, not at what you had written," she replied with quite a scornful shrug of her plump shoulders. Ten pounds well, of course it Is better than nothing, but it will never do, my lad, for you to waste all your powder and shot in bring- ing down sparrows when there is bigger game flymg. We shan't grow rich at that rate, Jck." I felt so savage with her that it is very likely we should have quarrelled had it not been for what I had Some to tell her. You might try and be civil and pleasant when a fellow does come to see you, if you can t help being greedy. And, as for bringing down bigger game, it would serve you right, if, now I've got the chance, I Jjagged it all myself instead of sharing it with you. And then I told her all about i and read to her what I had copied from the doctor's note-book. She listened with attention, after which, and without say- ing a word, she took tip the letter I had sent her with the ten-pound note and again read it through. Then* to my surprise, she pinned together the letter and the page of paper I had made the copy on. "What's that for, Meg?" Because they are no use separate, Johnny," she made answer, becoming suddenly good-tempered, and giving me a kiss. Put em together and something y be made of 'em." But what has one to do with the other ? I dont understand of course you dont, she interrupted, with a laugh. YOll are such a dull boy, you see. You are a very nice boy," she continued, noticing, I sup- pose that I was looking sulky, of you, but you are dull, you know. It is fortunate for you that you have a kind and clever sister. Why, what the deuce are you aiming at now ? ou know that I hwe no sister-" What, not a sister Bessy, whom you treated so shamefully ? Lucky for you, Johnny, that she is of tach a gentle and forgiving disposition, or she would never consent to come and nurse you while youwlay ill abed, and with your poor head distracted, at your kind friend, the rich doctor's house!" I stared at her, but her meaning was too plain to be mistaken. Upon my soul, Meg," I could not help saying, you are a clever one. But we are forgetting one thing! "What is that? That confounded old housekeeper. Anyone, almost, might impose on the doctor, but woman against woman, and we know what she is I She makes no disguise of .her enmity for me or of her suspicions either." Meg knitted her brow and nibbled her forefinger- nail, as was her wont when anything perplexed her. But her face cleared presently. You are right," she remarked, we couldn't do much with her on the watch and prowling about the house. She must be got rid of. You must see after that, Jack, and the sooner the better." Got rid of, how?" She was such a bold little devil, that I shouldn't have been surprised had she proposed that I should give Mrs. Deborah a dose of something in her coffee. She must be sent packing," said Margaret, and, as far as I can see, there is only one way by which it may be brought about." But the doctor would never discharge her. She has been too many years his faithful servant for that." That's in our favour." How can that be?" Do you think it in the least likely that she knows with what object the doctor is experimenting on you ?" She knows nothing at all about it. I feel quite sure of that. It is partly that which makes her so angry with me." She gave you to understand that she should keep her eyes open, and acquaint her master if she found out that you were robbing him ?" "These were not her words, but there could be no mistake as to her meaning." Just so. And according to his notes, the doctor is quite prepared to find that the result of this rubbishy 'reversing of his will be that your fingers will itch for thieving again. He is prepared for that, and beforehand has made up his mind to forgive you." He would be only too delighted to discover that I had robbed him, as it would be a proof of the power of his wonderful invention." r "Very good," said Margaret, coolly, "then you must rob him." But how the deuce can I, with that old cat spying about from morning till night?" All the better. She will be sure to detect you in the act. And that is what you want." "Don't talk like an idiot, Meg. You know what she would do, I suppose, if she caught me helping my- self ?" I can give a guess. She has got plenty o £ tone and muscle you say. with courage to back them. She would probably collar hold of you and scream out for her master, and hold you tight till he came." You couldn't have made a better guess if you tried for a week, said I, laughing. "1 am very much obliged to you, Mrs. Clever, but I would rather be excused." "But it will have to be done, all the same," re- turned Margaret, determinedly. But what good can come of it ?" That we shall see. No harm can come of it, at any rate. And as I reckon it up, the chances are in our favour. I should like to know on what it is yon base your reckoning?" Then I will tell you, Johnny. Answer me this. Now matters have come to this pass, and making all the allowance you please for old Thingembob having been so many years in his service, which do you think the doctor would prefer to part with if it came to the pinch—you or her?" Well, if it comes to that, I believe that just now he would rather make any sacrifice than part with me. But why should he discharge her from his service because she caught me in the act of robbing him ?" Of course he couldn't do so. But something just as good might happen under such circumstances." I caught her meaning now. By jingo, Meg, you are a deep one," said I, ad- miringly it was a lucky moment for me when I thought of seeking you out and letting you into my secret. It will suprise some of 'em, Meg, if all-goes well, when they come to know bow well off and com- fortable we are. When we are married, I mean." I don't know one of them that will not be sur- prised—and pleased as well, I should think," said Margaret, laughing, and turning her head away. I was fool enough to think that she did so out of modesty at my mention of marrying her, and I con- tinued, banteringly, You don't know anybody—not one-who will not be pleased ? You are forgetting Gentleman Joe!" Of course the reason of my mentioning thatvillian was my having seen him so recently. I have said that Meg had turned her head away. She faced about quick. What about him ?" she asked, with flushed cheeks. "About him! Nothing. But do you think he will be pleased ?" Whether he is pleased or not will not make any difference to you, I suppose." But I would rather he was pleased than sorry." Of course you would. So would I. Now let us talk about something else." Of course, I could call to mind afterwards, how strange her manner was while she was saying this, but—such is the short-sightedness of man—I left her quite convinced that I had been too hard on her. CHAPTER XII. m WHICH THE RESULT OF THE REVERSING PROCESS" A8SERTS ITSELF UNMISTAKABLY. SICK NIGH UNTO DEATH, I SEND FOR MY SISTER BESSY TO NURSE ME. THE doctor did not pay me a visit that same night, from which I concluded that the preparations he was making for the reversing process were not yet com- pleted.0 But next day I had warning of what was in store for me. The barber came and was more parti- cular in shaving my head than on the previous occa- sion. I was naturally curious as to what the process, in which Doctor Flight confessed that he had not un- qualified confidence, would consist of. But that night I was again disappointed. It was not until the night following that, as I lay awake between midnight and one o'clock, I heard the movable panel in the door sliding back, and, with my eyes almost closed, saw the long, slender rod tipped with its spongy knob projected forward towards my nose. But I had'no intention on this occasion of passively accepting the dose, and stealthily turned the sponge accepting the dose, and stealthily turned the sponge a little aside.. He kept it, as he thought, at my nostrils nearly twice as long as usual before he came into the room. My eyes being then closed I cannot, of course, exactly describe the operation, but it differed from my pre- Tious treatment. The stuff he applied to my bare head smelt like a mixture of hartshorn and camphor, and I was terribly afraid, when a little of it, escaping from the brush, trickled on to my nose, that the pun- gency of the liquid would make me sneeeze. It was not the same copper shell or cap, as in ordinary; it fitted tighter, and he pressed it on harder. And when it was on—very warm from the gas-he applied a nother sort of liquid in daubs, here and there, on the outside of it, and where he daubed it seemed n. stantly to become hotter and to fiz with an efferves- cent sound. He was so long about it that before he removed the cap and washed my sconce clean, he deemed it prudent to apply the sponge again so as to prolong my insensibility. Acting on Margaret's advice, I exhibited no new, symptoms for the first two mornings. I was still low-spirited and melancholy, and complained of the curious clock work pains in my head. The doctor did not press me with questions, but I was aware he watched me narrowly. During both days he never once left the house, so that I had no opportunity for having a peep at his note-book to see if he had made any fresh entry there. Next night he gave my cranium the same severe sort of dressing, and in the morning the reversing began to operate just a little. I was short-tempered and irritable. I did not come down to breakfast for fully a quarter of an hour after time, and when the doctor half-jocularly remonstrated, I answered Bulkily, that I wasn't aware that I was a prisoner to be compelled to be punctual to the tick of the clock. I had never before made such an ill-mannered remark since I had been in the house, and was the doctor offended ? Did he appear surprised ? Neither one nor the other. He was reading the morning Eaper, and for a moment it rustled in his unsteady ands, but he presently looked at me smilingly, at the same time cheerfully remarking, Try a cut from this ham, my friend, and give me your oplDJOn of it." The doctor had a cat, a silken-coated, gentle creature, and I had made friends with it. While I was using the carving knife it reared up to my knee, and, as ahint for a morsel, tapped mv arm with its paw. I gave it a touch on the nose with the handle of the knife and sent 11 yowling under the sofa. Takin off his guard for an instant, the doctor angrily exclained, Bless the man! Don t be brutal." To which, as I got on with my breakfast, I made no other reply than that cats were an infernal nuisance, and ought not to be encouraged to wprry people over their meals. He Mid no more on the subject, but, presently, f¡. I —■ and as though no wry words had passedbetween us, he remarked Have you heard from your poor sister ?" Not since sheacknowierlgNI receiving the money," I an swered, but that's just the amount of gratitude to be expected from all women." "Indeed! That was not your opinion of your sister a few days since." "I don't know about that," I replied surly; I was no better than a fool, a few days since, if seems to me. Fancy sending a common pauper ten pounds! As if I couldn't have found a better use for it." He tried to look grave, but his eyes were sparkling with satisfaction. Scarcely a coaimon pauper," he remarked you appear to forget the sacri nces she made for you, and what she has since suffered in consequence Then my mood suddenly changed. I gazed at the doctor in stupid bewilderment for a few moments, and then dropped my knife and fork, and, clasping my head with both hands, burst into tears. "Am—am I losing my senses ?" I gasped. "What wicked influence is getting hold of me that I am turned even against my dear sister, who never bad an unkind word for me however shamefullv I used her ?" (2'0 be continued.)
THE COPPER BOOM. Referring to the Copper Boom, a writer in tht Whitehall Review says: While many of the leading Copper Mines are unduly inflated there are here and there ventures perfectly sound, worth picking up. and among them seems the Paramatta Coppei Mines, Limited, an undertaking which has alreadj paid £42,000 in dividends, and whose fully-paid £1 shares stand in the market at 25s., or thereabout, This is situated in South Australia, next door to the historic Moonta mine, which has already paid up- wards of £1,000,000 in dividends. The Moonta is 2000ft. deep, and still paying dividends, whilst the Paramatta is known to be equally rich, and has been worked only to 400ft. The water is rapidly being pumped out, the Government is constructing a rail- way siding into the mine, and £10,000 are being spent on additional new plant, besides general repa- rations. The latest reports are so healthy that Paris. always very keen in these matters, is quietly buying small parcels of shares whenever any are offered. Remembering how strong the Copper Market is, and what genuine directors control the Paramatta's destinies, the British buyer should be on the alert to secure these shares before the market rises beyond the chance of a profit.
AND CYCLIST. The following story of Waziri "cheek" appears in an Indian paper: A gentleman who lately proceeded to a frontier station took with him a bicycle which be had lately purchased. Being full of his new purchase, and meeting with a knot of curious Waziris, who were anxious to know the wonders of this machine, he gladly explained, going so far as to do the figure "8" for their edification. The W aziris took it all in and went away. Next morning, when the cyclist got up, to his unspeakable surprise he found the machine missing nor did all the search- ing of himself and his servants trace the lost article. Towards evening he received a very polite vernacular letter from a Waziri, requesting him to remit Rs. 300 if he wanted his bicycle back.
AN HISTORIC CHURCH. The Parish Church of Great Missenden, which dates from the 12th century, is to be restored. It is one of the few remaining churches which, until recently, contained the cumbrous, old-fashioned family pews, and some of them were approached by separate flights of steps from the exterior of the building. The interior of the church has not been renovated since the beginning of the century, and the late Archbishop Benson, when visiting Missenden ihortly before his death, said it would be a really fine church if judiciously restored. It is proposed to spend about £2500 on the present scheme, and towards this the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. Temple have contributed.
ABOUT THE KHEDIVE. Mr. F. Courtland Penfield, who was for four years United States Diplomatic Agent and Consul- General at Cairo, in his very interesting book Present-Day Egypt "—" a discursive budget of information and comment — social, political, economic, and administrative "supplies a number of personal facts about the present Khedive, Abbas Pasha. This about his lingual capacity is striking: During the course of an Audience Day' it fre- quently happens that he discusses questions of State with the British and United States Diplomatic Agents in excellent English, with the representative of France in faultless French, and with the German id the choicest language of the Austrian Court. Later, he conducts affairs with the Sultan's repre- sentative in Turkish, and may conclude the day by presiding over a council of bis Ministry, when all sorts of intricate details of policy are arranged in Arabic, the native tongue of Egypt, and one of the the:most difficult of languages." But even this does not complete the list. The evening may see his Highness at the theatre listening with pleasure and understanding to opera rendered in Italian. The Khedive receives a yearly grant of about His private wealth is great, and is chiefly in- vested in productive farms and cotton plantations in the Nile Delta. His habits tend to thrift, perhaps as the natural result of the downfall of Khedive Ismail, whose extravagance has no parallel in his- tory. In addition to the Khedive's grant from the national exchequer he receives another £100,000 for the support of his mother, brother, sisters, and the various relatives of the Khedival family, nearly 100 in number." The Khedive is described as a strict disciplinarian but is just, considerate, and kind. His Highness is an earlJ riser, being usually in the saddle before six o'clock, when he visits his stables and gives orders to working parties for the day about his estates. We also read "Abbas Pasha never disobeys the command of the Koran by taking wines or spirits, and the example to the youth of his country is carried further, for he is a total abstainer from tobacco, which in a land where nearly everybody smokes cigarettes from morning until night means much." But while a devout believer in the religion of the Koran, the Khedive has never taken advantage of its provision that one may have fonr wives. He is a mpnogamist, as was his father.
A STEEL-FRAMED PALACE. Civil engineers are busy at Chicago designing a steel-framed palace for the Crown Prince of Japan that is warranted to resist earthquakes. A message was received some time ago from Japan asking whether it was possible to construct a building of sufficient strength and immobility to resist earth- quake shocks. Several Chicago engineers drew up plans that would cost 3,000,000dol. to follow out, and these were submitted and were accepted. Work has been begun on the structure (says the Chicago correspondent of the Morning Post), and it will be shipped to Tokio in sections to be erected there. The palace will be practically constructed entirely of steel fi-ke a huge box, so that it cannot fall unless there should be a convulsion of sufficient force to turn it over on one side bodily.
i | THE TALE OF "THE IMP." "Sam," said Tom Murrayson, as he turned from contemplation of the Imp, which lay ready to slip into the water almost at a touch, I don't know how you'll take it, but I've something to tell you." Sam Perks clenched his hands. He had felt that the worst (for him) had happened. There was an unusual glow in his friend's eyes; he had noticed it at the railway station when Tom had met the train by which he had returned from London and, for once, the subject of the Imp (that momentous inven- tion !) did not seem to interest Tom greatly. The two men faced each ether—Sam, with pallid checks and a set expression. Seeing him thus, Tom Murrayson became suddenly excited. I'm right. I can see it. You know by instinct that it's Gertrude I want to speak about. And by Heaven! for the first time I realise that wronged you. You love her too This is the barrier that has been between us these weeks past; and to think that I should understand it only when it is too late!" Tom rushed these words, ending with his hand affectionately on his friend's arm. Sam Perks turned away in silence. It was all per- fectly true. But Tom forced him to speak. Why didn't you give me an idea, old man ?" he asked. Gertrude herself started the fancy just now, and She!" cried Sam what did she say about me ?" Tom shrugged his shoulders and laughed. It's hardly fair to any one of us to ask me to answer the question," he replied. But look here, Sam, we're not the fellows to look our old friendship, and more, be broken by a woman. I'll tell you this: she as gocd as said that I had to thank my lucky star for being the first of us two to propose to her. She may have .been joking. I don't understand women all that well. She asked if you had had any love trouble in town or anywhere co Yes ?" exclaimed the other. And you-" Oh, I didn't give you away, old chap. I said something casual; and then she boxed me up by in- quiring if I had ever loved any other girl. I—well, you know, 1m afraid she's of a jealous turn, Sam— I, in fact, told a lie. And it's well, perhaps, I did. for she went on to say she would never marry me if Ijhad had any prevous fancy of the kind. But say you wish us well, Sam——" Instead of answering, Sam stepped on to the Imp's tiny deck and opened the manhole which led to the craft's interior. Tom shrugged his shoulders, and was just through that proceeding when Sam turned round. Does this alter your plans about the trial trip here ?" he asked, Not a bit, my dear chap. I rate my enthusiasms even above domestic happiness—at present." And all's ready ? Engines fit and well and all the rest of it?" I put 'em through their paces first thing this morning. I'm as convinced as yourself that we shall succeed, old man." Sam said nothing. He glanced out at the sea and the red houses of Benham on its point to the north. And he asked himselfthow in the world he could get accustomed to the fact that Gertrude Weale was to be nothing more to him than the wife of his friend. The two strolled back to Tom Murrayson's white house on the slope above. Only one other house was near—the ivy-covered cottage of Mrs. Weale; and a ravine kept these two houses apart. I'll bridge that now," Tom remarked casually, eye- ing the gulley and the window of Gertrude's room, on which the westering sun shone. Indoors Sam made an effort to be philosophic. He mentioned that past of his about which he was generally prone to say little or nothing. "One must take one's chance," he observed, rather drearily. And Tom, rejoiced at this tone in his friend, also referred to his past in one particular. He produced from a desk the photograph of a pretty girl, with the pretty girl's own inscription on the back-" To my darling Tom That," he said, would do my business with Gerty, I'll wager, though it was five years ago." He tossed the cardboard back into the desk, which he then shut and replaced on its shelf, laughing gaily at the eccentricities of womankind. But when a little later he left the room, and his steps could be heard overhead, Sam Perks gave way to the temptation that had abyady oppressed him. He re-opened the desk and pocketed the photograph, and when he left the house for Benham he carried it away with him. I will have her!" he said to himself, with some- thing like frenzy, as he looked back at the lamp-light of Mrs. Weale's house. It was still in this. frame cf mind that the next morning Sam Perks stopped Gertrude Weale on the Benham Road. They were accustomed thus to meet when Sam was at home—to call his lodgings by that snug name. But it was rarely they did more than exchange passing salutations. To-day, with disturbing emotion in his ey, Sam lifted his hat and stood still. He wishes to congratulate me, poor fellow, and disappointment unsettles him," thought Gertrude, with reddening cheeks. But she smiled sweetly as she murmured, Good morning, Mr. Perks." Then, as he could not get his words out, she rushed on. "I do so hope you will both take care of your- selves this afternoon. It frightens me to think that the nasty little boat-thing may never come to the top when it has taken you right out to sea!" It's all right," he replied. There's not much chance of that. But-" His glance wavered. He was feeling that photo- graph, and wondering if he had the necessary amount of meanness, after all. But the piquant questioning in Gertrude's blue eyes drove away all his scruples. It was maddening that he should lose her. Tom tells me you and he are engaged," he went on, with a set. expression. I—I want to give you something. It's a low thing to do, but I can't help it. You may guess why. This is it." He gave her the photograph, gasping for breath. Oh, what a nice-looking girl!" exclaimed Gertrude, "though her hair is the least bit old- fashioned. isn't it? Who is she ?" Sam felt as if he could gladly allow the earth to swallow him. Shame ran to anti fro in him, and the dull light of it was in bis eyes. But he answered nevertheless: Tom could tell you better than I." Then Gertrude started, turned the card over, and read the words, To my darling Tom." Her mouth lost its easy sweetness of expression, and her blue eyes flashed as she looked up at Sam. "Tom!" said she. "Tom Murrayson ?" Yes," said Sam. He dared not tell you." "I—I scarcely understand. I think," murmured the girl, passing her hand across her eyes and trying to smile. Who is she?" He has no sister, and so I leave you to draw your own conclusions," said Sam. But "Thank you," said Gertrude, calmly now. "Do you want it?" (He took the photograph.) "Excuse me, Mr. Perks, but are you Tom's—Mr. Murrayson's friend ?" In all matters but this I sincerely believe I am," answered San hotly. I cannot help it, Miss Weale. You do not know what a man hopelessly in love may be capable of." The colour rushed to her cheeks again. Now at any rate, she was in broad daylight. Could you tell me her name?" she asked. "Ethel something. But you will not let him know that-" 0 That you have betrayed him ? Yery well, Mr. Perks. I promise that. Good morning." Then Sam proceeded on towards Tom's house and the boat. He loathed himself. It seemed to him that he had sacrificed all his Belf respect for the mere chance of a chance. He had never before so demeaned himself, and in the thought of his shame he forgot his frieud, the, Imp and even Gertrude herself. But now to him came Tom Murrayson himself, with a countenance full of candour. They were near Mrs. Weale's house at the time. I've done it, old man," said Tom, Who knows what may happen to us this evening ? Anyway, I want to stand straight with Gerty, aad so I've left her a letter telling her all about my—preliminary canter in the school of love. I'll risk the result any- way." Sam felt faint at these words. "Bravo!" he said weakly. Yes," Tom Murrayson went on, as he slipped his hand into his friend's arm, I knew you'd see the honesty of it. And more than that, though I'd sooner lose the sun than Gerty, I'd sooner lose her than gain -her by a sort of He. She may be yours, after all, Sam—who knows ?" But Sam said nothing. He drew apart from his friend lest Tom should notice his agitation. So his humiliation and disgrace in the eyes of the girl he adored had been needless. And now for the Imp, and fame and fortune for both of us exclaimed Tom suddenly. Or death," said Sam to himself. The sting of his remorse was in Sam all the time they were preparing the Imp for its submarine cruise. Twice Tom had had to call him to order. You know, old chap," he said, on the second of these occasions, that I'm-not quite as familiar with our little friend's works as you are. If you don't feel up to it, let us put off the trip." By no means," Sam forced himself to reply; and afterwards things went without a hitch. At two o'clock they stole out into the sea, and, heading for the open water, turned to look at the land and Gertrude Weale's window before descending the man hole and trapping themselves in. See!" oried Tom suddenly, she's waving her handkerchief!" It was so. The-e was no mistaking Gertrude's form. Then the two men looked at each other, and each asked himself the same question Has she read that letter?" But Tom the sooner recovered himself. What's done can't be undone, and that's the first and last chapter in the matter," he continued. He waved his cap back to the shore, and then put his foot into the manhole. Sam gazed at Gertrude, and a fierce light came into his eyes. He dared make no sign towards this girl, who had become, against hope, the soul of his soul. He followed Tom drearily, and a minute later Gertrude lost sight of the Imp. Its jaunty little flagstaff was the last part of it to sink into the water. And now for many minutes the two men watched the movements of the Imp almost with breathless interest. She responded nobly. Whether she was asked to turn to the right about, stop dead (sus- pended between the sea bottom and its surface, rise or sink, it was all one to this obedient little craft. Their previous tests, close in land, had led them to expect much from this more adventurous trial, yet not such absolute success. Sam suddenly turned a flushed face towards Tom the electric spark above him made his eyes gleam hate- fully. She'll do," he said. But I've been thinking, and I've had enough of it. There's oxygen enough for another half-hour. After that we 11 die." Oh, no, we won't, old man. We'll live and in- terview the Admiralty people and be millionaire's in a year or two," retorted Tom with a laugh. There was a sharp crack, and Sam turned and ex- posed the little brass lever by which he regulated the Imp's prime movements. I fancy that settles it," he said. I'm in earnest, Tom." Tom stared as if horrified, and then laughed dis- mally. He quite understood now that expression of his friend's face. There had been something similar nine months previously, during that divorce trouble with his wife. Bnt what a situation was this of the present! "Try and get forty winks, old man," Tom said coaxingly, as he attempted to urge Sam to the other side of the engine. Then, without warning, Sam's hands sprang at his throat, and the Imp had a struggle for life and death in its midst. It lay passive at the bottom of the sea, half a mile out, with thirty yards of water above it. The minutes passed while this ghastly wrestle proceeded. Tom acted merely a defensive part at first, but when he realised that this would end in his certain collapse, and the destruction of them both, he decided that he must put forth his strength. It hurt him strangely to do so, but he managed by a well-aimed blow to stun his friend. Then he turned to the engine works. He had fifteen minutes in which to repair the injury and get the manhole open at the surface. Already the air was becoming oppressive. But he succeeded in spite of all, and ere the quarter of an hour was up he had brought the Imp safe and sound to its anchorage, and was clasping Gertrude's hand on shore. Of course I forgive you, Tom," she had said, when he stammered something incoherent. I am so glad it has succeeded." Then, between them, they supported Sam from the shore to Tom's house. He seemed more than I. half unconscious until Gertrude left. Then he broke into tears. She had said: "Poor fellw1" and jsmoothed his hair above his forehead ere going.
I; CRUSOE'S ISLAND. The blue hills of Juan Fernandez, high among the clouds, could be seen about 30 miles off, says' Captain Joshua Slocum in his account ot a trip around the world alone in a small boat, in the Ca— turg Magazine. A thousand emotions thrilled ine when 1 saw the island, and I bowed my head to the deck. We may mock the Oriental salaam, but for my part I could find no other way of expressing my- self. The wind being light through the day, the Spray did not reach the island till night. With what wind there was to fill her sails she stood close in to shore on the north-east side, where it fell calm and remained so all night. I saw the twinkling of a small light further along in a cove, and fired a gun, but got no answer, and soon the light disappeared. I heard the sea booming against the cliffs all night, and realised that the ocean swell was still great, although from the deck of my little ship it was apparently small. From the cry of animals in the hills, which sounded fainter and fainter through the night, I judged that a light current was drifting the sloop from the land, though she seemed all night dangerously near the shore, for, the land being very high, appearances were deceptive. I, of course, made a pilgrimage to the old look-out place at the top of the mountain, where Selkirk spent many days peering into the distance for the ship which came at last. From a tablet fixed into the face of the rock I copied these words, inscribed in Arabic capitals In memory of Alexander Selkirk, mariner, a native of Largo, in the County .of Fife, Scotland, who lived on the island in complete soli- tude for four years and four months. He was landed from the Cinque Ports galley, 93 tons, 18 guns, A.D. 1704, and was taken off in the Duke, privateer, 12th February, 1709. He died Lieu- tenant of H.M.S. Weymouth, A.D. 1723, aged 47. This tablet is erected near Selkirk's lookout bv Commodore Powell, and the officers of H.M.S. Topaze, A.D., 1863." The cave in which Selkirk dwelt while on the island is at the head of the bay now called Robinson Crusoe Bay. It is around a bold headland west of the present anchorage and landing. Ships have anchored there, but it affords a very indifferent berth. Both of these anchorages are exposed to north winds, which, however, do not reach home with much violence. The holding- ground being good in the first-named bay to the eastward, the anchorage there may be considered safe, although the undertow at times makes it wild riding.
SPORTING PARSONS. A writer in one of the magazines having made an incidental statement that the race of sporting parsons was almost extinct, letter on letter had been re- ceived by the Sur-tex Daily News from country clerics indignantly denying the fact. One gentleman says that, a sixth of the subscribers to the leading sporting journal hail from parsonages. "A Hampshire Vicar writes: What is the country parson to do? He is en- titled to some amusement. Intercourse with the learned and the wise and the witty is not always Eossible when cut off from town. There are books, be is told. or cricket, or a dinner party. Amuse- ment to be useful must be diversified as much aa possible." Our contemporary approves the sporting parson, and says that the catholic-minded Primate of All England does so also, as his Grace has promoted several of them. To-day's papers, by the way, re- cord the death of the Rev. Samuel Dendy, of Win- canton, a well-known clergyman and follower of hounds, at the ripe age of 86."
THE state quarries in the French Ardennes give employment to about 10,000 persons, and produce 140,000,000 slates annually, representing a weight of 55,000 tons. The slate is worked by underground mining, and steam, hydraulic power, and compressed air are used for winding, pumping, and drilling. Eleptricity is used for blasting and for signals, while telephones ensure rapid communication in the work- ings. Dynamite is used for driving levels and sink- ing shafts. The slate is obtained by making excava- tions, usually about 52ft. long, separated by pillars about 16ft. thick on each side of the main road- way. The width of these excavations is limited only by the termination of the bed, by unwork- able material, or by the boundary of the concession. The height is equal to the workable thickness of the bed. The pillars are pierced in places by wide air- ways, serving for ventilation, for drainage, and for means of access. For blasting down the slate black powder is now but little used, its place being taken by compressed powder. The blocks broken down are in some cases of great size. In the Moulin- Sainte-Anne bed they are as much as 65ft. wide, 49ft. long, and 5ft. thick. Large blocks are sub- divided with the aid of blasting powder; smaller ones are broken up by wedges. The pieces obtained weigh from 50 to 80 kilogrammes (1101b. to 1761b.)," and are carried by the miners to the waggons to be brought to the surface.
r HOME HINTS. MnTON Cnors GRILLED.—Take a neck or loin of mutton, such as described above, and cut from it the requisite number of chops about fin. think; then trim these neatly, and shorten the narrow end of the bone so as to leave the chops from 4in. to 5in. long. Season the meat pleasantly on both sides with salt and pepper, brush the chops entirely over .with liquid dripping or butter, place them on a scrupu- lously clean, hot, well-greased gridiron, and cook over a hot, clear tire, brushing them over with more fat and turning them when necessary. Should any blaze or smoke arise during the cooking remove the gridiron for a minute and sprinkle into the fire a good handful of salt, and this will remedy the evil at once. When done enough, dish up neatly on a flat bed of well mashed and seasoned potatoes, each chop resting securely on its broad end. then garnish the centre, where the narrow bones should almost meet, with a little bunch of fried parsley, pour round about some well-made tomato, mushroom, espagnol, or celery sauce, and serve the whole as hot as possible, accompanied by nice hot plates. To FRY CHOPS.—This is considered by many people to be an easier method than grilling, and certainly it is so far as the care of the fire is con- cerned, but it requires to be very nicely done or the result will not be altogether satisfactory if due care, however, is taken the chops will be equally dainty as when grilled. Cut, trim, and season as already directed, then lay the chops in the frying pan, con- taining in readiness a small quantity of boiling drip- ping or clarified fat, and fry over a quick fire until both sides are well and crisply browned, then draw the pan a little on one side and continue the cooking rather more slowly, until the meat is done enough according to taste, some people having a preference for a slightly-underdone chop, and others just the reverse. Drain thoroughly on hot blotting, or kitchen, paper until freed from every particle of grease, then dish up on a bed of buttered spinach, creamed cabbage, Brussels sprouts, or any other skilfully-prepared suitable vegetable which may happen to be preferred arrange round about a full close border of daintily-fried, crisp potato chips, which have been lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, and serve as already suggested, accompanied by some favourite sauce or gravy in a hot tureen. STEWED Cnops WITII ONIOX PCKEE.—When the chops have been nicely cut, trimmed, and seasoned, fry them quickly for two or three minutes over a very hot lire, so as to quite sear the outside of the meat, then drain them carefully, and place them in a stewpan with a dozen fresh mushrooms just roughly chopped—or, if more convenient, some mushroom ketchup—two large tablespoonfuls of peeled cucumber cut in quarter-inch dice, and about three-quarters of a pint of creamy, well-seasoned brown sauce cover closely, and stew very gently for about three-quarters of an hour, then dish up the chops neatly and firmly on a border of mashed and seasoned potatoes, fill in the centre with a puree of Spanish onions, pour the rich appetising sauce round abou., and serve very hot. CCKRIED CHOPS.—These form a very popular and highly-esteemed dish with the majority of people, and furnish an exceedingly nice change. Cut, trim, season, and fry the chops as directed in the fore- going recipe then, after carefully draining away all the grease, lay them in a stewpan and cover them with curry sauce of a smooth, creamy consistency, and cook very gently until sufficiently done. When ready dish up the chops neatly on a firm bed of properly prepared, highly-seasoned rice, and pour the snuce over garnish the edge of the dish with small, crisply-fried tato croquettes, quarters of fresh lemon, and sprigs of parsley, and send to table very hot. Cuors BAKED WITH POTATOES.—Peel and cut into slices about a quarter of an inch thick the requisite quantity of potntoes; then wash and drain these well, season with salt and pepper, and arrange in liiyers in an earthenware, fireproof china, or silver dish, as nice in appearance as possible, and add sum- cient cold water to kep the potatoes from burning piace the dish in the hottest part of a hot oven until the surface is nicely browned, then lay on the top some neatlv-trimmed, pleasantly-seasoned chops, and return the dish to a rather cooler part of the oven, so that the cooking may proceed more slowly. When well browned on one side, turn the chops to brown the other side also, and, if necessary, add a little more water—boiling this time-only remember- inn that the potatoes must not be made at all sloppy. Then, when done enough, insert a few sprigs of fried parsley between the chops, and send to table bubbling hot.—Agricultural Gazette. RIPE tomatoes will remove almostany kind of sfain from the hands, and they can also be used to great advantage on white cloth, removing ink-spots as well as many others. TCMBLEKS that have been used for milk should never be put into hot water until they have first been rinsed in cold water. The heat drives the milk in, and gives a cloudy appearance to the glass which cannot be removed. CARE OF BOOTS.—When you take off your boots always straighten them into the proper shape, and put them where they will be exposed to a current of air. Two pairs of boots worn alternately will last much longer than two pairs one after the other. PLAIN BOJLED CUSTARD.—Pour a quart of milk into a delicately clean saucepan with three laurel leaves and the peel of a lemon set it by the side of the fire for about 20 minutes, and when on the point of boiliag strain it into a basin to cool. Then stir in a quarter of a pound of loaf sugar and 10 eggs well beaten, again strain it into a jug, which place in a deep saucepan of boiling water, and stir it one way until it thickens then pour it into a glass dish or into custard cups. You may put, a knob of coloured ielly on the too of each custard cun, THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING.—For the benefit of our lady readers we give them the best recipe XI" know of for their Christmas plum pudding. lake three- quarters of a pound of flour, two ounces of Bor- wick's baking powder. two ounces of brf ad-crumbs, one p-nd a half pound of suet, two pound of raisins, one pound of currants, ten ounces of sugar, two ounces of almonds, one pound of mixed candied peel, salt and spice to taste. Mix the ingredients well to- gether, and add six eggs, well beaten, and three- quarters of a pint of milk; divide in two. and boil i eight hours. STKWED EELS.—Cut 21b. of eels into 4in. lengths; put into a stewpan with one large onion, a bunch of sweet herbs, and a teaspoonful of ground allspice and mace together; and a pint of gravy, a teaspoonful of essence of anchovies, and two of mushroom ketchup stew about an hour, then strain the gravy, add salt and pepper seasoning and the juice of half a lemon boil it five minutes, and then add the eels, with a dozen of button onions, boil tender. RABBIT PIE.—Cut up a couple of rabbits into nice pieces (omitting the ribs, of which gravy may be made), and cut small a pound of fat bacon season with pepper and salt and powdered cloves. Make forcemeat balls with the rabbit-livers parboiled and beat in a mortar, with a mace, cayenne pepper, and savoury herbs. Make into balls with the yolks of two eggs and some breadcrumbs. Put a good crust round your dish, lay in the rabbits and forcemeat, pour in about a pint of gravy, cover it with a thick crust, and bake it for an hour and a-half in a moderate oven. LEMON CHEESECAKES.—Line some patty-pans with puff or short pastry, half fill them with cheesecake mixture, and bake for a quarter of an hour. For the mixture, mix two ounces of butter, half a pound of sugar, the yolks of three eggs, and the rind of one and the juice of two lemons. Stir over the fire till thick. Use when cold for the tartlets. BAKED BATTER PUDDING.—Make the batter with flour, two or three eggs, and three-quarters of a pint of milk. Beat all well together, leave them standing for an hour in a cool place, sweeten the batter slightly, and add some apples cut into eights. Pour into a pie-dish and bake till the pudding is nicely browned and well risen. FAT RASCALS is the name given to a Yorkshire cake, which can be made as follows: lib. flour, butter, currants, loz. moist sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix these ingredients well together, roll out the paste about tin. thick, dust white sugar over, cut round, and bake in a quick oven. To REMOVE BUNIONS.—A bunion is a swelling of one of the joints of a toe, or occasionally on the in- step. It arises from pressure, particularly by wear- ing high heels to shoes and boots. The cure will partly suggest itself—namely, to prevent pressure by larger shoes, and to have them of buckskin or other soft leather, or of cloth. If not inflamed, the best remedy is to put on it first a piece of diachylon plaster, and upon that a second piece of thick leather, this last having a hole the size of the bunion cut in it. If infiamed, it must be poultioed. If this does not succeed, it must be treated as a boil, and the matter let out with a needle or lancet. The following omt- ment is for an inflamed bunion Iodine, l grains spermaceti ointment, half an ounce. A portion about the size of a horsebean is to be rubbed on the bunion gently twice or thrice a day. To CLEAN PAINT.—There is a simple method to clean paint that has become dirty, and if our house- wives would adopt it, it would save them a great deal of trouble. Provide a plate with some of the best whiting to be had, and have ready some clean warm water and a piece of flannel, which dip in the water and squeeze nearly dry then take as much whiting as will adhere to it, apply it to the painted sur- face, when a little rubbing will instantly remove any dirt or grease, after which wash the part well with clean water, rubbing it dry with a soft chamois- Paint thus cleaned looks as good as when first laid on, without any injury to the most delicate colours. It is far bettor than using soap, and does not reqmre more than half the time and labour. r
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