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Che path was long, but when the reached the
The object of her qaeat, a grave, was there.
The arare of one who was hi r dearest friend,
Whose loving thought hl 11. h tcatd every care,
he twotogetnerloognadj-raraeved here.
And borne ech other'aburdeoi dv by day,
feared every joy, and many a nope and fear;
Mer areamea inoy oi me p-irua ot ineir way.
Tfcey came almost nnconsclcui to that hour.
Tfcey though; their prayer a loving God most
hat, In the fullness of Hii grace an-1 power,
He would spare each to each f r miny a year.
Ami. bo, when the dark stud w fell at last, '
And one went on God holding by the haad,
Aad one turned back to Jive but in the past.
Grieving because she CuUld not understand.
There hang a pall upon her earth and sky,
fihe waa so aesolate and heaven ao fair.
But, afterward, the comforter drew nigh,
And her worn eouI beyond i a prison bar
w, as in vision, the dear friend she wept
Rested and comforted bef ire the throne,
Xo weaiiuess again, no vigils kep :
Tnerepam and death and sorrow are un
Was Bhe res'gned to bear this bitter loss,
fiincebe was spared earth's borrow and Its
e. for love s ke she took ber heavy cross,
Thinking each day how p ecious was hii gain.
She coma not know why thiy must part so soon,
fihe must not doubt or question God's dear
And so she asked of him that one great boon
The sweet submission that couid trust him ttill.
"Won't you tell me, Professor" (a title
I bore only by courtesy, when taking,
tor a day or two, my sick friend's chair,)
"Won't you tell me what a whim is?"
The question was asked by the mother
of a, stout lass, whose head was, as I sug
gested, full of whims.
A whim my good woman, I said, is a
mental jump, a jerk, an inconsiderate
cap at a conclusion. A whim is the re
sult of deciding a question before you
Jhave sufficient data to decide correctly.
A. whim may be correct, and it may not
oe; it is iiKeiy 10 oe paruy Dotn ways.
But the trouble is not with the whim,
but with the person who indulges it.
Whims makes whimsical people. Did
you ever see a jumping bean? No, never.
Well, a jumping bean is a bean with a
little white maggot in the middle, that
keeps all the time jerking back and forth,
and. that makes the bean jump. A pan
fill of them is very funny. Now that
little maggot is exactly like the brain of
some people; and the way he moves is
the -way the brain moves, by spasmodic
erks this way and that.
"Won't you give me an illustration?"
""Certainly, nothing simpler or easier.
There is Mrs. Dr. Smith. She has a
whim that vegtiable diet is the only
proper thing for man or beast. Her
little lionp, the Smiths, are compelled to
be vegetarians. But, bless you, she
gives them all the milk they can eat, and.
jali the fish and eggs. It has never oc
curred to her that these things are not
vegetable. I presume she knows eggs
don't grow on bushes. Her method of
ceding her family iB a good one. but.
-alter all, vegetarianism is her whim,
'And Tom Hunter has a whim that
tobacco is a direct temptation of the
devil. It is very whimsical the way Tom
talks about it. It is a nasty habit to
chew, and a generally useless habit to
smoke, but Tom makes it a question of
"serving the Lord." But Tom is neither
neat in other respects, nor overpious.
On the whole, about half of all that is
held to, or acted on, madam, is composed
of whimseys. When I went into vour
prayer meeting the other night I heard
a vision related. The relator evidently
-took it for a revelation. His brain ha'd a
maggot in it a whim I mean. He takes
the consequences of two cups of coffee.or
a hard boiled egg and cheese, for a di
vine revelation. In that way hard boiled
-ogga may lead to a great deal of mischief,
because they undertake to lay down the
aw and gospel for people, and those who
win not ooey are persecuted.
"Well, for my part," she answered, "I
Hike whims. The unexpected is the best
-part of life, and it is the best part of peo
pie. I suppose it is a whim that people
ought to eat with forks instead of knives,
and a whim that makes it fashionable to
sip tea with a spoon. Then I have a
whim to hate cheese and cheese eaters;
and I can't bear the touch of silk, and
the smell of a rose makes me sick; all
wnims, oi course."
idiosyncrasies, I suggested. There was
tSev. Dr. F., who never could endure the
sight of any cat except the Maltese. He
kept a gun over his table, and he would
xotop while writing his sermon to shoot
any tabby that came in sight of his win
dow if she were black or white.
'Tor my part I like black cats best. I've
a notion they are the best mousers, and
they are," Madam! I said, another whim.
Then there was the Rev. Dr. W., who
never could write a decent discourse un
less he we-e dressed in his Sunday best,
starched and well dusted. "I don't be
lieve he could write a decent discourse
.anyway." And Dr. S. always pulls off
&is coat, rolls up his sleeves, shoves up
his hair, and in half an hour is spattered
-with ink as badly as his paper. He has
-a whim that he can't write with his coat
on. Dr. M. writes with his right hand,
and fumbles with his left in a box of
uran that he keeps for the purpose. It
serves to help him to abstract himself
if rom more serious disturbances, he says.
And I know one divine who always puts
- bean in his mouth to roll around while
he sits in his pulpit keeps him frombe
i ng nervous. When he gets ready for his
sermon he removes it. But one day he
Torgot to remove it, and it flew out during
a burst of eloquence directly into the face
of one of his auditors.
So whims, madam, are very service
si able at times, and very useful, but liable
to lead to qeer results. They are often
30 extravagant as to indicate a disturbed
-squuinum in Drain wors. mere is
. young C, now in college, a fine scholar,
but he tells me he can rarely get rid of a
'taonse of double existence. He sees him
self in another part of the room.and con
verses with himself. At times he can
not determine which is his real self. He
then site down and coolly reasons him
self into a sound sensation, and appre
hension: "It was only a whim of mine,"
lie says, "thata man can live outside of
any apart from his body;and by yielding
to the notion my imagination has be
come diseased, and now I must cure my
jeelf by logic I suppose."
'Then you think all sorts of whims
dangerous?" Surely, madam, if you in
dulge in nonsense it gets in time to be
serious sense. If you wish to play the
fool,you must be reconciled after a while
to be a fool. Mediums are genuine, no
doubt, but they had better not be me
diums. The hardest thing in this world
is to be yourself and know what you are.
The easiest thing in the world is to lose
self-control. Whims, after all, are ter
ribly real if indulged in. Martin Luther
really saw the devil, you may be sure,
when he flung hk ink-itand at him; bat
the devil was created ont of Lather's
whims. Medical students get alt sorts of
diseases by working over them,or study
ing about them. "What, get the rheu
matism by having a whim that you
Nothing easer. Half the diseases go
ing are of that sort; mind made. Mere
whims, but real, for all that Then, you
see, the mind curers come in, and they
have a good field of it. What the mind
has done it can undo.
"Then you believe in mind cure and
faith cure And all that?"
My fair questioner, there are two ways
of believing; you may believe a thing
occurs, and you may believe it is what it
is.asserted to be. Yes, I believe the
mind cures what the mind causes; and
when two or three mindsconcentrate en
a given object they can do a good deal
that one cannot do alone. For instance,
the sympathy of a good friend will help
you to overcome sorrow, it wi-i also
give your body strength. But I do not
believe that faith can cure in any oiuer
way; and when practioners claim to be
aided by the Holy Ghost, and supernat
ural forces in erenera they are simply
humbugged or humbugging. As a rule
they are themselves humbugged. It is
a whim. "But when the sick throw
away crutches and get off beds from
which they have not been able to rise
for months!" Whims, madam! Hon
est whims! Very serious whims ! And
these faith doctors are just the ones to
aire them. The old witch doctor did as
well. They worked wonders. There
will always be plenty of room for mira
cles in this world, and of course there
will be miracle worlfers.
Here is a serious story told by a noted
doctor of divinity of a woman who pray
ed for a piano. Some one just then gave
her $25 from a charity fund, and she
bought a $25 piano ! The doctor's whim
is that such things are a demoistration
of the , power of prayer. Intellectual
whims, you see, of such a sort make life
verv fantastic. When a man gets a
whim of a religious sort he makes it ap
ply everywhere. Then he adds the pe
culiar whim that his whims are sacred,
and it is profane to meddle with his
whims. Of course, the step is an easy
one from that to hate and injure the
sacriligious scoffers. Whims, madam.
heve been the cause of a great deal of
trouble and a great deal of persecution.
"Whims, you would say, are catching,
then." Nothing more so. The witch
whim, you know, spread like kindled
tow. Nobody believes in witches now;
but 200 years ago a dried-up old woman
had always to face the danger that some
fidgety person would whimsey that she
was a witch. And they were bewitched!
Couldn't have been more so; bewitched
by the whim. The whim tortured them;
put them into contortions; gave them a
thousand sensations, and all were laid
to the poor old woman or a black cat.
Whims are as often in the foot or in the
back as in the head; and more than
likely to be in the stomach. Half the
people in this town if on a roof would
feel an impulse to jump off. There's N.
insists it's the devil that rises to push
him off. Devils and witches are brain
Do you see that black fellow out there
mowing? Yes, he does cut it down won
derfully. He has a whim that is worth
?1 a day to me. It is that he is the
smartest man in the United States. I
suppose or an average ten men in every
thousand have that whim;and it is either
the total making of them, or the ruin of
them. It either drives them to extraor
dinary exertion; or they sit down to do
nothing but think it over.
"I should call that a crotchet, sir."
Right, madam, as you usually are. A
crotchet is a whim of a permanent sort.
I have a crotchet myself. If I do not go
to bed by 10 o'clock of a nigbt I hBve a
whim a crotchet that I shall not sleep;
and I certainly shall have a bad night oi
it. j. nave no qoudc n x couia get naoi
the notion, the fear, that I should sleep
wen euuug'i; uui. wueu mat croicnei
doubles up its finger, that's the end of
logic; I must go to bed betimes. When
the people sent Gerrit Smith to congress
he would quit the house at 8.30. what
ever the importance of the issue, in or
der to be in bed at 9 o'clock. All great
men nave small whims. This whim oi
Smith's was one of his laws, and his con-
stiuency could not understand it, neith
er could they be satisfiied to have their
interests neglected. .They left him at
home the next election. This was the
case of a very good whim allowed to
stand in the way of important duties.
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"Why, couldn't Mr. Smith see that his
constituent " I understand, madam.
No, he couldn't see. The whim, as I
showed before, is a thing in the brain.
It's a twist of logic. You must never
argue with whims. Qive a bread pill, if
it is in the stomach; a dose of sympathy
if it bothers the nerves. If an old maid
nas swallowed a house-fly or a hornet,
don't laugh at her. It will give her mor
tal offense. Give her a teaepoonful of
honey and a few words of pity. They
are liable to swallow sucn tomes. The
charm of children is their spontanieties;
the charm of elderly people is their in
nocent whims. You should never con
sider them in any other light. A sharp
ly logical old person that never feels a
draught where there is no draught, and
never gets overheated over a cold regis
ter would be unnatural and monstrous.
, "You are making sport of us." Not in
the least All such cases come under the
head of faith. For the time being the
fire is really there if the person believes
it to be there. I have a rlanchette, and
among my friends are several who can
be made to believe they are exercising
no will in moving the affair, while in re
ality they are doing all the writing that
is aone. au mac is necessary is to assist
their imaginations by your remarks
These persons are never accustomed to
sharp, distinct, incisive consciousness.
They never know accurately and surely
anything, but therefore they believe
readily. They are good subjects for
whims. You can undo their faith as
readily as you can do it. But that inva
riably angers people. Faith gives rest,
even faith in the most arrant hambug
and nonsense. If you destroy faith you
destroy peace. Whether morally you
ought to disturb rest, peace and satisfac
tion is for you to decide. Now the faith
healers invariably begin with alio. That's
the strength of their cure. The patient's
recovery wholly hangs on being brought
to believe the lie. He is, first of all, to
believe he is not sick. "If it be a case oi
cancer, the healer tells the person there
is no cancer; that it is only an infiamma
tion. Then the mind is swerved quickly
off to God." Two whims, you see, my
friend.re like two negatives; they make
something quite the opposite. There is
whim first, "You are not sick:" whim
I second'God will heal you." Pat together
"You are healed," there Tore you were
tick. Two whims make v humbug.
Unfortunately for some people, their
natures are congenital1 v whimsical. Their
loves and their hates are alike mere
whims. They grow teriibi jealous with
out reason, and that is a whim. And at
last they blow out their brains on the
whim that somehow that will set things
"Life must be a whira for such, people."
You are lieht at lea3t it is used up on
whims. Emerson wisely warns young
people not to waste their force on trifles.
But whims are worse. They are the
breaking of the joints of the days. The
hours are dislocated. One's deeds do not
know each other. But this dees not pre
vent the fact that a very whimsical man
may be a very good man. I know one
whose benevolent acta go in constant
succession. All his objects of tenderness
are whimsically selected. He does not
plan, nor even know an hour before his
acts, what he will do, but to be selfish he
can not. Dickens, in ''David Copper-
field," drew one ot the finest of such por
traits in David's aunt, who, however,
finally proves to have settled down to one
grand life purpose.
Did you ever go to a picnic, madam?
Of course; every woman goes to picnics!
Can you tell me why it is that at a pic
nic a woman never enjoys hersell, nor
let any one else enjoy himself, but must
keep some one skipping about to wait
on her constantly, running for all
sorts of trifles? "Simply because men
have a whim that it's pleasant to be or
dered about by a pretty woman." My
opinion is that i is a mistake both ways.
It is a false understanding that in thus
established between the sexes. The re
sult is whimsical matches, that lead to
mischief. "Would you bring everything
down to insipid prose!" Pose, my
mend, is not insipid. There's the mis
take. A good deal of life's poetrv
is insipid. I'd give more for one line of
honest sentiment and good sense than
for a basket full of sentimentalisms
Love is sadly honey-combed with the
worm of discontent and misunderstand
ing. Our young people are taught that
"falling in love" is the right thing. Now
we never suppose that it will rise to fall
in any other direction. Reason pnd
common sense are thrown away in the
care of the affections, and whims are
made the governing principle Nine
marriages out of ten are the result not
of sober good Bense, but of whims. Then
comes the quarrel and the divorce. Free
love is a continuation of the whimsey.
It is swapping one whim lor fifty whims.
Alf an having made such a fool of him
semonce, proposes to cure it by making
a fool of himself fifty times.
"Now you are preaching. You never
did have any sympathy for people's
weakness." Exactly, madam. You
would call love a weakness. In my
judgment it is, and it should be a
s'rength, and not a whimsical strength,
but a permanent, unyielding power.
But as matters go, all the ideal of life
is in the honeymoon; then comes the
reduction of whims to hard matter of
fact. "Well, formv rart. Drofessor. I
think married men never get over their
wnims." a. man is never happy with
out love and something to love. If
home does not furnish it he will seek it
"Now, professor, permit me to ask you
why you told my daughter Bella Edith
that she was full of whims?" These are,
above all others, intellectual whims, my
dear woman. People go butterflying
about at brain work. Sipping a drop
here and a drop there, and really get
ting no clear comprehenB on of any
thing. "Well, so long as the honey is
made" butterflies do not make honey.
They are nothing but gaudy creatures,
that are the mothers ot worms. Now,
these intellectual butterflies are never
educated in any proper Eecse. The
more they study the worse for them.
They had better have one hour of steady,
careful observation than a year in the
whim-chasing. It's a whim for botany;
then a whim for music, and a whim for
physiology, and a whim, for a dozen
more things, and not one of them mas
tered or comprehended.
"Thank you, sir. But my daughter
shall study what she likes I'll not
drive her to disagreeable work. If she'll
only take to books it's all one to me."
A book-worm is bad enough, my good
woman, but a book-butterfly is abominable.
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New London Day.
I stood in the store the, other day
when a boy came in and applied for a
"Can you write a good hand?" was
"Good at figures?"
"That will do I don't want you," said
"But," I said, when the boy had gone,
"I know that lad to be an honest, in
dustrious boy. "Why don't you give him
"Because he hasn't learned to say 'Yes,
sir,' and 'No, sir.' If he answers me as
he did when applying for a situation,
how will he answer customers after be
ing here a month?"
What could I say to that? He had
fallen into a habit young as he was,
which turned him away from the first
situation he had ever applied for.
Maine papers say that a Bath board
ing mistress surprised one of her boarder,
who was learning to play on the banjo
by reducing the price of his board, on the
gromnd that his singing and playing had
frighted away all the rats. The compli
ment has discouraged te young man so
that he has given up practice.
Is the Total Valuation ot the Property of
The state board of equalization, con
sisting of the auditor, secretary and
treasurer of state, convened yesterday
in the office of the auditor. Their work
is not yet completed, but the following
iacts ana ngure were obtained:
The total assessment of the state for
1884 id $23f ,013,756.75.
Total assessment for 1885. less Pratt
and Staflord counties, not reported as
yet, is $247,371,645 40.
Total increase over last year. $11,222,
536.00. Graham county shows the the highest
rate per cent, of increase of any county
in the stte, being 109.
The next highest increase reported is
Decatur county, 73 per cent.
The greatest decrease shown by any
county is shown by. Atchison, which was
3 per cent., or $240,792 82.
The next greatest decrease is shown
by Linn county, which is 4 per cent., or
In all, seventeen counties, as follows,
show a decrease in their valuation:
Atchison, Linn,. Butler, Chase, Chautau
qua, Cherokee, Cloud, Hodgeman, Jack
son. Marshall, McPherson. Miami. Neo
sho, Ness, Riley, Wilson and Wyandotte.
The highest increase is shown in Sedg
wick county, which is $1,207,775 86, or
17 per cent.
The following counties show an in
crease: Allen, Anderson, Barber, Bar
ton, Bourbonr Brown, Clay, Coffey,
Cowley, Crawford, Davis, Decatur, Dick
inson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards,
Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney .Ford,
Franklin, Graham, Greenwood, Harper,
Harvey, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson,.
Kingman, Xabette, Leavenworth, Lin
coln, Lyon, Marion, Mitchell, Montgom
ery, Morris, Nemaha, Norton, Osage, Os
borne, Uttawa, Pawnee, .Phillips, Potta
watomie, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice,
Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Sedgwick,
Sheridan, Shawnee, Smith, Sumner,
Trego, WabanDsee, Washington.
Some interest is felt in Ludwick, a lit
tle town in Pratt, near the Kingman
county line, over the mysterious disap
pearance of a young man named Bayles,
who has skipped the country with $700
of his employer's money. The case is
simply one of misplaced confidence.
Bayles, who came to the neighborhood
some time last March, by his good be
haviour soon sained the confidence of
everybody. He taught school a few
months, when a gentleman by the name
of Ludwick gave him a position as book
keeper in his store at the above named
place. Ludwick took quite a fancy to
the young man and had implicit confi
dence in his integrity. Nothing ever
went wrong until Saturday night last
when Bayles left for parts unknown tak
ing with him $700 of Ludwick's money.
Nothing has been heard of him since.
Several parties in Winfleld the other
day, killed two head of stock belonging
to an unoffenaive citizen for no reason at
all, other than meanness. Now the citi
zens of the town offer a reward of $300
for the arrest of the guilty parties.
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