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"(ilveus a song, ' Hie soldiers cried,
Tlio oulcr tronclici guarding.
'When tlio heated emu of the camp allied
Crow weary ol bombarding.
Thero wai a pause, A guardsman said:
"Wo storm tlio forts to-morrow ;
61ns whllo we may, another tiny
A ill bring enough of sorrow."
There by alone tlio battery's side,
Below the smoking cannon
llraio hearts fromSotern nnd from Clyde,
And from tlio hanks of Shannon.
They sane of lovo and not of fame;
Forgot was llrltaln'a glory;
Each heart recalled a different name,
But all lang "Anulo Laurie."
Voice ntler oico caught up the song,
Until Its tender passion,
Hose like an anthem, rich and strong,
Their battle evo confession.
Dear girl, her name he dared not speak,
Hut us the song grew louder,
Something upon tlio soldier's cheek
w Washed oft the stain ot powdor.
And once again the (Ire ot hell
Itatncd on the ltuslan quarters,
With scream ot shot and hurst of shell
And bellowing ot the mortars.
And Irish Nora's eyes are dim
For a singor dumb and gory ;
And English Mury mounts tor him
AVho sang ot "Aunlo Laurie."
. Uronn'n House.
J So much has bcon writton about tho
bnttlo of Spotsylvania Courthouse,
Va,, May 12, lbGJ, that Its namo is
synonymous ot u bloody Golgotha,
that is, if wo can reconcllo contrudls
tlnct terms into such an expression.
Tho writer, who participated in this
Btrupglo, was fortunato enough not
long sinco to enjoy tho company of n
t youDg man by tho namo of Urown,
who hailed from this very section, so
aptly called tho Bloody Anglo. In
fact, this battle was fought on his
grnndfnthor'sfarm. I take tho thread
of his narrative, which runs as fol
lows: I was a lad about 12 years old when
this battlo was fought; remember
well tho Fedornl troops as they massed
on our farm, and remember distinctly
tho roar of. tho battlo all day long and
way into tho night. After tho battlo
was over I remember (that was when
Grant was down towards ltichmond)
that men camo up from ltichmond
and searched tho Hold for arms, can
non, etc. Thoy would tako an Iron
prod, drive it into tho looso earth,
and if tho touch was 6oft thoy know
that tho excavation contninod humnn
bodies. It rcslstcnco was mitdo, then
thoy would dig anil unearth rlilcs and
necouterments, and in ono or two
enscs somo cannon wore recovered.
Frequontly(tho corpses and equipments
nould bo buried together.
After all tho rifles wco thought re
covered, thoy took axes and chopped
the loud out ot tho trees, and took
away wagon loads. Ho said ho
remembered that many caitridgo
boxes had tho laps cut off close, and
couldn't understand it until I told him
that wo did that frequently on tho
battlefield to got half-solos for our
shoes, our shoos being of such poor
material that tho pikes soon cut them
out. As soon as wo hnltod for a day
or two, our cobblers would peg on
rougli half-solos to our shoos; though
rough, they answered for a whllo.
Somotlmcs you would seo threo or
four thicknesses of thoso soles, and
ns soon theybocamo worn or looso
they were trimmed off and another
ono took iU place.
Ho told mo of tho unbearable
etonch that uroso from tho battlofJeld,
and bow frightened ho was all tho
tltno on account ot tho proximity to
so many (load men. Ono evening,
late, ho was sent out to drlvo up tho
cows, who wero bolatcd. As ho
walked briskly through tho woods,
whistling to keop his courago up, ho
suddenly heard a mysterious patter
ing of tiny foot lightly treading bo
hind him. As hq stopped to listen
tho sound of pursuit ceased. A fro
qucnt repetition of this alarmed
him, and ho broko into a wild run
down tho zlingcattlo-tralls. Still tho
mysterious pattering followed, moved
us ho moved, halted when ho halted,
then, suddenly, and ns tho wind la a
mornful requlom of unusual tones
swept through tho troos, ho could
stand It no longer, but took to his
heels and struck n beo-llno for home.
A meandering rlvulot lay across his
way, and with a bound ho cleared it
and alighted inn clump of bushos on
a soft mass that ylolded tohislmpotus,
nnd In a raomont, from bond to foot,
ho was wallowing in tho ghostly ro
mains of n doad Fedoral soldlor. IIo
shuddered ns bo rotated his dlro ex
perience of how ho rid himself of tho
reeking mass and turned homownrd
ncarly,dcad with fright and with tho
horrlblo oflluvla; but ho had timo to
catch a gllmnso of a fox, which had
been following him. and hnd com
pletely worked on his fears. Tho
Tnrmint was ovldontly nftor tho do
composed carcass, and tolhim who un
consciously stumbled upon tho
ghastly find It Boomed ns if a spirit of
somo doughty warrior was in aveng
On tlio March.
I havo been with the column march
ing along roads which wore muddy,
when tho men looked llko anything
but human boings as thoy cruwlod
nlong, splashed from bond to foot
with dirt, their clothing disarranged,
thoir pantaloons tuokcdln thotrstock
lngs and thoir hoavy brogans laden
with mud. Somo strong-lunged fol
low way up nt tho head of tho column
would strlko up a war song. It might
bo "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," or it
might bo "John Brown's Body," with
tho allusion to hanging Joff Davis to
nsour applo tree, but In an instant ho
would bo jolnod by othors, and soon
away dowu tho long road as
far ns tho column ttrotehed, -a.
mighty chorus would bo going
up, whllo tho men would bracp up,
thoir oyes brighten -nnd their loot
steps loso tho weary movement, ns
tnoy kept stop to tho muslo. Twonty-
ilVO-thoUSand men Rtralnhrvl nnf. nnr
i it i 7 7,
.alongdlstnncoin marching and you
chorus bt.malo voices. Perhaps away
oil on somo parallel road, a mile or
two away, another column would bo
advancing, and this, too, would tako
up tho retrain and the effoct bo
heightened twofold, Thoso wero tho
days when war songs meant some-,
thing to tho mon who sang thorn.
Anothor timo when tho old songs
used to have peculiarly touching effoct
was at night, aftor a flnishod battlo.
As twilight dlod out and darknoss
camo on, somo one of our boys would
begin to sing ono of the Union songs.
Ills mates would socond him, and soon
from away off across tho lino of camp
flios and plckots, whero wo know tha
onomy wero, wo would have Dlxoy or
somo other Confedorato song wafted
back to us on tho broozo. Song nftor
song would bo sont over tho nlr In this
manner fiom ono contending camp to
tho other, but proscntly it would bo
nil brokon up by somo soldier striking
up "Homo, Swoot Homo." Both sidos
used to join in that in unison, as ovory
mother' son rememborod his good old
Jl Dodging a Itullet,
Somo timo ngo, XV. C. AIoD., Co. E,
Seventh Minnesota, ot Sholbyvillo,
Mo., wroto of dodging bullets. Now,
I say a man can dodgo n ball. I bo
longcd to Co. G, Blind Half Hundrod,
and at tho timo wo wero of tho loft
wing of tuo Sixteenth Corp?, undor
Gen. G. M. Dodgo. Our division
commandor was Gon. Sweeny. He
hnd n warm plnco in his bosom for
our brigade, especially the Blind Half
Hundred. Tho boys wore dlsposod
to call him pot names, such as "Cor
poral," "Grab-a-root," which mado
tho Gonoral pay close attention to our
Aftor tho battlo of Itcsaca, our di
vision was thrown In front to head oQ
tho Johnnies, with our brigade in ad
vance Our brlgado was tho first
across tho Ocmulgco livor. Aftor
crossing. Gon Sweeny ordorcd us to
ndvanco. Wo advanced, and did not
got ordors to stop oxcopt from Joe
Johnston's minions. Well, wo know
what threo or fourroglments could do
in front of Johnston's army. "Vo did
tho host wo could.
Now comes tho dodgo. Our rogl
mont wns thrown out on tho skirmish
lino. Every man wus his own genoral
thon. We were ndvanclng slowly. I
reached a rail fenco, but did not see
anything to intorcst mo, so concluded
to cross ovor.
Just after crossing tho fenco, I no
tlcod somo bushes moving in front of
mo somo throo or four bundled yards.
1 naturally concluded thoro was a
Johnny up to something. I blazed
away. My aim was not good, and it
wns his turn next, and so ho lot My.
If I had not dodged I would liavo
got a center shot through tho body,
for tho rob's bullet struck tho rail
fonco square ovor my back. How wns
it, boys; did I dodgo it? It was not
tho only plnco I had a chanco to
dodge, for I have boen Jht a good many
tight scrapes, but thoy had not molded
tho bullot to hit mo.
I was ono of Gon. Vandovor's
scouts. Whoro nro tho rest of them?
J. D. Graham, Ilollwood, Nob.
Lincoln's Jolco About III Itlograjiliy
William Graham Grcon has manv
reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln's
young mnnhood, says tho Sun. When
Lincoln was olected president bo did
not forgot his old follow clork nnd
friend. It was in 18G2 that thoy came
togothor again, but each had watchod
tho other's career with great intore3t.
When Lincoln wns nominated for
tho presidency, ox-Governor Dcnnison
of Ohio wont to Sprlngllold to boo him
and get from him a sketch of his llfo
to bo usod for campaign purposes.
Lincoln said, "Oh, let It nlono; I
novor did anything worth writing
Tho govornor insisted that a skotch
was vory necessary, nnd thon Lincoln
gavo tho govornor tho names of somo
of his friends to got his history from.
imong thoso names was Grocn's,
ana Lincoln said whoa ho gnvo It to
Donnlson: "IIo knows what not to
toll you, which Is moro important than
what ho docs toll you."
A Novel miliary Organization.
A roovoment has bcon inaugurated
nt Kansas City, Mo., for tho organiza
tion of a novel military company,
which is intended to bo ono of the
military featuros of tho World's Fair.
The organization will bo called Co.
A, First Kegiment United States Bluo
and Gray, and will bo composod of
fifty ox-Union and fifty cx-Confedorato
veterans, tho formor to bo uniformed
in bluo and tho latter In gray. Tho
company Is now nearly lull, and tho
ofllcors havo bcon elootod as follows:
XV. F. Wllklns, Captain, an ox-Union
soldier of Co- C, 125th 111.; John T.
Lbbs, Hrst Lieutenant, an oxCon
fedorato, and a mombor of Joo Shol
by's Brigade; John Pigeon, Second
Lieutenant, ox-Union, 12th Mich.; J,
M. Hnzzott, Oidorly Sorgoant, Con
foddrato Secrot Scrvico.
Tlio General' Cow,
Somo years ago tho commanding
omcor oi a military station, desiring
tho grass nround tho qunrlors to bo
protected whllo It was growing, gave
strict orders to tho sontrios on guard
that no ono oxcopt tho cow should bo
allowed to stop ovor tho grass.
Tho noxt day tho general's wife
called upon somo Indres, nnd wishing
tomako n short cut, walkod across
tho grass from ono path to another.
"No ono to passhoro, madam!" said
Tho lady drew horsolf ur. "Do
you know who I am?" sho demanded
of tho sontry.
-"No madam," ropllod tho iranas-
slvo soldier, "I do not.know who you
are. But I know you aro not tho
gonoral's cow, and nobody olso is per
mitted to walk on this grass."
A very clevor nowspapor woman is
Mrs. Edith Sessions Tupnor. Sho
docs an amount of work that would
astound most men and nover scorns to
tiro of hor profession. Sho is ambi
tious to a degree and at present is
hard nt work on a play for. Billy
Floronco. Tho aotor has already read
and approved of tho first two nets of
tho play, nnd it Is cxpocted that tho
third will bo completod very soon.
In tho meantime, while most Now
York Vomen aro enjoying themselves.
nt the summer risorts, Mrs. TuppJr
situ nt llPI flnalr irrlnillnrr nnf Snmni.
7. v . . " - "- """"" i
fitted for tho unctuous Ups of tho do-
A woman cannot bait a hook,
Or Kill nmouso or rat;
'Without a glass In which to look
She can't put on her hat.
A woman cannot throw a stone,
And hit a thing kerplunk.
Hut, bless her, sho and sho alone
Knows how to pack a trunk.
The duds that sho can stow away,
If man tbould pack them, arc
fco multitudinous th.it thoy
Woulu llll a baggago car.
What Girl Mont Need.
Girls, lilto roses, gron best for thoso
who lovo them. Lovo, warmth is as
nocossary for tho budding soul lis tho
oponlng roso, and whoover watches
tho girl-soul with eyes of lovo will
boo therein a responsivo growth, a
dcoponcd coloring, u tondor unfold
ing of tho mnny-potulcd heart.
No crlmo can bo buror of God's con
demnation than that of bringing into
this world nn uuwolcomo llfo and
thon abandoning it to tho slow tor
turo of soul starvation. Tho tonder
phintlot that finds tho skies of April
nnd May drear and chill may cling to
llfo ovon though Its young leaves are
frost-bitten, but all its llfo will bo
wenkoned nnd Its symmetry and
beauty lessoned by that early blight.
A littlo girl of 5 or G years camo up
the alslo of a Northwestern train tho
other day, and tho littlo old faco with
tho lines of pain and anxious thought
already beginning to mar its young
beauty mado ono feel snd, as if o'no
wero looking upon a blighted flowor.
But tho causo of it nil was only too
ovidont as we glanced up Into tho out-of-tuno,
falsotto faco of tho woman
who jorkod hor into n soat, and whom
the littlo ono miscullod by tho tondor
namo "Mamma." Matornlty and moth
orhooil may bo terms widely dlffcront
in meaning. Tho maternal pnront of
a child may havo no right to tho holy
namo of mother.
Tho girl's Hrst supromo need is
homo sunshine that is, mother sun
shine You might as woll otpect a
roso to grow and bloom in perfect
beauty undor tho lowering gloom of a
perpetual thundoratorm ns to expect
clrls to blossom Into a l lotsom
out Into a bright, lovoly girlhood in
a cold, chilling atmosphoro ot con
stant censure nnd fault-finding.
To bo welcomed into an atmosphoro
full of soul sunshine is tho divine right
of ovory young soul. To ho.vo thnt
atmosphoro kopt warm and sunny
during all tho early years of growth
is a debt owed by parents to their
children a dobt for which wo can
not but boliovo thoy will bo hold
If tho atmosphoro of tho homo is
warm and sunny and puro tho young
girl soul may bo loft to dovolop in its
own sweet way, and it will bo found
budding and blossoming at overy
happy nod. For It scorns to bo a law
of naturo that children born ol strong,
puro and loving parents, with such a
sunny homo ntmosphcro, lnstlnctlvoly
chooso tho best elements for their
spiritual growth. In tho early years
of soul growth thoro is often too much
well-meant but ill-timed solicitude on
tho part of parents nnd teachers. I
remombcr, ono springtime to havo
had my soul soroly vexed by a
precious young botanist of throo
years who insisted upon pull
ing up my tender plantlots
to seo how tho wools go." Somo
woll-lntentlonod pcoplo aro perpetual
ly pulling girls up by tho roots, to seo
how thoy aro growing. To such soul
Inquisltors wo feol llko saying: "Do
let your girls nlono." Thoro Is n di
vine mystery of growth in ovory soul,
which ovon tho nearest and dearest,
tho mother, .may not ponctrato. It is
somothing too sacred for any othor
being to know, savo God alono,
and this is tho reason, it
may bo that in III) wis
dom it is forovor hidden ftom any
cyo but his. And your duty as
mothor seems to bo to keop tho homo
in which "thoy llvo nnd movo and
havo thoir bolng' wnrm, sunny and
wholesome, so that thoy may roflect
your soul light and absorb its
warmth and qutekonlng power, just
ob tho plnnoti rellcct tho sunshlno
and aro quickened Into llfo and beauty
by their mothor sun.
And this home sunshine, this mothor
sunshlno, nicariB that homo must bo
the brightest nnd sunniest spot upon
earth. It means that all tho spltos,
and onvlos, and moannossof tho world
shall bo kept out of tho homo ns sedu
lously as you would keep poisonous
weeds out of jour garden. It moans
that thoro tho young g rl always feels
tho better, noblor sldo of her
naturo expanding. It menus that
thoro tho natural language ot
horhcartlslovc, and song, nndprayor
It means that tho whole wide world
can hold no phico for her comparablo
to that homo, howovor slmplo and low
ly, which is warmed and lighted by
her mothor' s smllo. It means that for
hor girl-soul, mothor, comfort, poaco,
sunshlno, and soul rest nro synonymous
terms. It moans that sho con only
think of heaven as a longor and
brighter dream of home.
Women n Smugslcr.
Packed snugly away in that wild
orncss:of trunks and boxes are hun
dreds, nay, thousands, of protty
trifles, which it is tho painful duly of
ovory man, nnd tho proud ambition of
ovory woman, to carry in unscathed
and undctoctcd. The frank, shnmo
loss delight which a woman likes in
smuggling has long puzzled tho male
moralls, who following tho Intricacies 1
ot tho femlnlno consclonco can find
no satisfactory explanation ot this
by-pnth. He can not bring
her to understand why, whon sho
has purchased and paid for an artlclo,
it Bhould not bo hors to tako whoro
sho likes, to deal with as sho pi oases;
and a dozon discourses on political
economy nnd tho laws of nntionti leave
her unishakon in this simple nnd prim
itive conception. As the Englhih nto
said to arguo bo3t in platoons, so a
woman argues uosi, in ncuon; aim
wbilohechusband.dr .brother, is.nrov-J
woman argues boat. In ncuon; and
fashion that a high protoctlvo tariff Is
a Mossing to tho land, sho is assidu
ously storing away, embroidered
tablo covors, and silk Btockings,
and silver spoons, and tor-tolso-sholl
corahs, and tiny jowolod
pins, and bits of frail Vonotinn glass,
wherever her practiced oyo tolls hor
thoy will best oscapo detoctlon. In
tho abstract, of courso, dear Edwin is
right ho always Is but eho is far
too busy with hor task to ontor into
abstractions just now. Whatovor
mental subtlety sho possosscs Is re
sorved for a much more Important or
doal that of getting clear with a
clean conscience from tho searching
questions of tho Inspector. "Whon I
nm asked If I havo any prcsonts I al
ways answor no," said a dovout
church-going woman to mo ono day,
"becauso I do not consider thorn pres
ents until I glvo them away."
An Anclo-Aiiicrlcan Star.
Lady Watorlow, ono of tho lessor
stars In magnitude of Anglo-American
circles In London, has been very
much missing during tho eoason. Her
beautiful iiouso in Chesham place
and its opon hospitality aro woll
known to all American visitors,
especially to such ns hall from the
far West. Lady Watorlow, llko the
good and dutiful wifo sho is, has been
playintr nurse to hor sexagenarian
lord and muster at Cannes for the
last threo months. Sir Sidney was
ono of the first victims to tho Influenza
nnd a rcsidenco In tho south of France
was consoquontly insisted upon by his
"modieal men." Lady Watorlow is a
charming littlo woman, and in
talking with her it scorns
quito incredible that in days gono by
sho should havo seen so much ot the
'seamy sldo" of llfo. Her fnthor,
William Hamilton, wns of Irtoh origin,
her mothor Scotch. Ho was only a
school teacher in Now Knglnnd, bul
soon after settling in California his
investments turned up trumps, nnd
ho died a well-to-do man. lli-i eldest
daughter, Margaret, now Lady Water-
low, man led, when only a young girl,
n man by tho namo of Leo. Ho abused
and lll-troated her Jso systematlcallj
that sho fled to her father for protec
tion. A dlvorso suit followed, which
alio galnod. Sho then rcsumod hor
maiden name, and somo fow years latei
becamo Sir Sldnoy Waterloo's third
wife. Sho has no children.
Discord UIillo SUIrl".
Thoro is nothing that look more
plobolun at this stage ot tho fnshlona
blognmo thun a white skirt. It really
has no moro charm than a while
stocking, yet how somo womon cling
to It! In thefo days of black silk
nothing can bo worso than a glimpse
of a whlto embroidered or lace
ttlmmed Bklrt. Especially in this
elty. where thero is bo much iiocoj
slty of raising tho dress, aro those
dust-colored whllo skirts anything
but beautiful. Moro than nil, thoy
nro conspicuous. A dross raised,
showing a black silk skirt trimmed
with a dcop llouuco of lnco, is scarcolj
Tho daintiest stylo over known in
undorclothlng is in vogUQ nt present,
nnd will seo a long reign. India and
China Bilks aro tho proper materials,
bolng light, clean, easily laundored,
dainty, and in ovory way desirable.
Four suits of thoso will outwear n
dozen lncc-trimmed muslins, nnd are
neater than anything ovor before
"Ono of tho trials of warm w'oathor
is tho crocking of black stockings.
This can bo romedlod by dipping them
when now and boforo thoy aro worn
at all into salt wator.
Note About Uio Ladle.
Harriet Beocher Stowo colobrated
her sovonly-ninlh birthday last Sun
day. MJss Gardner, tho American lady
who has married Gordon-Cumming,
has, it is understood, n fortuno of $20,
000 a year in her own right.
Both Mario Bashkirtsoff and Mist
Alcott had longings forjfame, and both
confided thoir longings to their
diaries. If "I look in my glnss,'
fays Miss Alcott at sovontcon, "I try
to keop down my vanity about mv
woll-shapcd head and my good nose."
It was Mnrlo's wealth that mado hor
unhappy, whllo It was Louisa's pov
crty that clouded her early llfo.
A comparatively now worK, en
gaged In by woraon, is that of lady
factotums. For instance, if a lady is
dollcato ana unlit lor domestic caroj,
tho lady factotum goc3 to tho houso,
finds out tho condition of things, sup
erintends tho servants, doos tho mar
keting, tho shopping, answers tho
notos, dollvors mcssagoi, and takes
tho placo of an older daughtor all, of
courso, for a fair remuneration.
It is proposed to build a great
toraplo for womon on tho banks of the
Potomac, in which each organization
of women will havo a special depart
ment dodicatcd to it forovor. Tho
land has already been given, and is
undor tho control ot tho Glen Echo
Chautauqua society. Clara Barton is
to prepare ono department for tho Red
Cross society, nnd other woll-known
societies will join hor. This temple
is called just now tho Woman's Para
dise. "Who Is tho lovollcst woman of tho
century?" is tho question thnt is agi
tating G. A. Sain in his "Echoos of
tho,Wook." Our own Mary Andor-son-Navarro
comes in ns ono of tho
contestants for tho beauty prize.
Othors mentioned up to tho prosent
timo nro Sirs. Langtry, tho duchess of
Sutherland, tho Empress Josophino,
Louise, quoon of Prussia, Mmo. Ilo
camier, Miss Footo, Paulino Bofghore,
Mmo. Vostris, Mrs. Rousby, Mrs. Nor
ton and Giulia GrhL To ono woman
not previously mentioned, tho Count
ess Cnssigllono, Mr. Sata glvos tho
Mrs. Gen. Grant is, fo it is said,
aging vory rapidly. Thoro has boon
n marked change, both in hornppear
anco nnd manner, within tho hst two
yoars. Hor hair has become well sll
veiod and her slow, uneven stops bo
tokon tho" weight of advancing years.
It is sadly potslblo that tho widow of.
tho great commander may 'not dofot
vory long that reunion with. her illus
trious husband to which she alwiiye
looks forward with unwnvering clioqr
fulness nnd hope. Yet tho wlshl
universal that such a consummation
may 6tlll bo a loug timo off. Hum;W
ityjs nlwnys eelffh whon death oxictt
Two littlo folks, ono summer day
Were walking hand in hand
And soon a daring enterprise
Theso two hraio hearts had planned.
It was to stop tho rising tide
From comlne on the sand.
Now, lien he had a bucket.
And Sissy bad a spade; .
And llrst they heaped a lot of atone,
Foundations must be laid
And long befpro tho sun bad set
A splendid fort was made.
"Now that's the sort ot fort," said Ben,
"WJicroynu and I can hide;
Tho sea won't coma along tho sand,
For wo shall stop tho tide."
At that n naughty littlo wavo
Laughed as it licked the side.
It laughed until it broke In two,
And ran back down tho shore ;
"There, now," aald lion. "I told you so,
It won't como any moro;"
'When back thcro came upon his car
The sea's deep, sullen roar.
Then louder roared tho angry tide,
And higher tono the sea,
Till by-and-by thoro camo a wave
As big as any threo,
And stormed tho fort and garrison
As clean as clean could be.
The sun smiled sadly as he sot.
Whilst homeward, hand in hand,
Went two unhappy victims
Of an enterprise they'd planned,
Which was to stop the rising tide
From coming on tlio sand.
It. E. Mack, in "Mtound the Clock."
I'linny Toy ol Japan.
Thero aro no pooplo so fond of toys
as tho Japanoso. About ono day out
of threo is a holiday in thoir country
and oven their pilgrimages to temples
of worship aro performed in gala cos
tume, with dancing nnd sport by tho
wayside. Piny is, from thoir point of
viow, tho object of oxlstcnce, work
being tho moans to tho end, becauso
it is necessary to earn ploasure in
ordcrto find It enjoyable. Americans,
of course, know hotter than this, hav
ing ascertained that tho purposo of
life is labor und that fun in any shapo
is a wasto of timo.
Tho Japancso havo the most per
fect klndorgnrtcu system in tho world.
In fact, thoy originated this method
of instructing by ontortaluracnt In
stead of by punishment inflicted.
Thoir piny apparatus for such purposo
Is elaborate but all of it is adapted to
tho Infant mind, which it is -designed
at onco to nmuso and to inform. Tho
littlo ones of that nation oven bocomo
somewhat interested in mathematics
by bceing and feeling what a protty
thing n cono, a sphere or a cylinder
Is when cut out of wood wilh n latbo.
They mako outlines of solid figures
out of straws, with green poaso dried
to hold tho joints together, nnd for
tho Instruction of tho blind flat blocks
aro provided, with tho Japancso char
actors raised upon them.
Even tho boys of Japan glvo In
struction to thoso who play with them.
Ono sort of playing cards lias printed
upon thom 100 scraps of classical
pootry by which tho rudiments of tho
art ot versification aro cxpocted to bo
inculcated. Another set embodies a
collection ot old Japanese parablcB,
by which tho syllabary of tho lan
guago and moral maxims at tho samo
timo aro to bo taught. Another set
is of natural history cards, to glvo in
struction in tho names aud forms of
animals, and still nnother sot, espoel-'
ally intendod for girls, affords oxam-
plos of womon who hnvo boen cele
brated for tboir virtuo and noblo
All thoso things can bo scon in tho
museum of tho bureau of education at
Eighth and G streets, of tho oxistenco
of which fow peoplo In Washington
aro aware. In tho collection thero,
which includes all tho educational ap
pliances of civilized countries, is a
most interesting as3cmblago of Japan
eso toys. Mnny of thom aro types of
playthings which tho youth of Western
oivilization has adopted from tho East
For oxamplo thoro aro kites, but no
Yankee boy can fly such kites, in tho
shapo of birds and monsters, as can
tho urchin of Japan. Thero aro tops
also, but tho American school-boy has
never got farther In this play art than
peg-In-a-ring," whereas his Japan
cso contemporary Is acquainted
with tho sclonco of spinning many
tops together, of whistling tops,
and so on. So far as
both tops nnd kites aro concerned tho
young Cancaslan is an ignoramus com
pared with his oriental rival.
Among tho bablos' toys from Japan
at tho musoum Is a mouso that feeds
from a howl whon n littlo bamboo
spring is touched, lowering his head
and long tail in quito a llfo-liko man
ner. Anothor is n small cylinder,
into which ono blows through two
smaller reed tubos, threo balls of
pith being kopt bobbing in a bit
of a cago over tho cylinder
by tho breath, whilo a cut in
ono of tho tubes produces a shrill
whlstlo. Anothor is c littlo man that
if mado to jump up a long stick by a
bamboo spring, nnd still anothor is a
woodon gontlomas who rldos along
botweon two wheels, being attached
to tho axlo with a heavy ba90. A toy
jinricksha is ono of the moro expen
sive playthings, showing a foreigner
belig drawn in a hand-buggy by a
nV'lvo botweon tho shafts, Furthor
devlcos for toy purposes nro kaleido
scopes, boxes with glass tops filled,
llko cupboards, -with various house
hold utensils in mlnlaturo, and bags
filled with shot for tossing. Wash
Giving Vv the'Bolls.
May was getting bo tall that It
looked "perfectly silly" for her to bo
playing With dolls' "So, "at least, Joss
Mav'B'slst'or. said and Jess was 15
'joat-s old. nnd ought to havo known
wnatwas proper ana.wnai wasn't.
Mav was Buch j littlo mothor. and
'loved hor dolls so much, that I don't
boliovo thatoJoss.' alono could ever
havo mado hor givasthem-up; but
even 'mama bogan to hint strongly
about' patchwork 'du'fltj aud '"useful
ness," and whon at last sho camo out
with a brilliant ofter of a set of gray
squirrel fur. or the. noxt winter; if
May wbuhl glyo up therdoll 'bablos,
and, ".bo a woman," May couldn't'
stand outagainst so much; and she
went up fatnlrs that night with her
trilnrt madAin. '
handily Intobod with hor, and I bo
liovo Bho erled a littlo as sho hugged
thom up close, and thought it was tho
Iho noxt morning wns bright and
sunny nnd May went around tho
houso gathering up hor chlldron.
Her mother had suggested to hor
that sho might koop ono or two of tho
host ones, and throw asldo tho othors;
but May didn't intend to show any
f Sho gathered up every baby, from
Pet Rosa, with her sweet blue oyes. to
tho Bmall, no-headed darkoy with his
cunning littlo coat and vest.
Sho piled thom all togothor in a
largo papor box, and, putting on her
sun-bonnet, went out at the back door
when nobody was looking on, for tho
poor littlo mothor felt so miserable
that sho didn't want anybody to ask
hor whoro sho was going.
May went through tho lots, nnd
crawlod up on fences, till sho camo to
tho big Bhcop pasture.
Sho wont behind a large alone, nnd,
scooping out a holo in the sandy
earth with her hands and a stick, sho
put in tho box of dolls; then covering'
It up sho Bat down by tho littlo mound
nnd had a good hard cry, whilo her
dirty lingers rubbed streaks all ovor
Sho wandered around tho pasture a
whllo, talking to hersolf and feeling
Then sho went homo, and, locking
herself up in tho spare chamber,
waited until all tracos of tears wero
gono from hor faco before Bho let her.
solt bo scon.
So tho dolls woro burled, but that
wasn't the last of them.
I.can't toll you exactly how many
tlmos in the noxt two or tnreo weeks
May took thom up.
She didn't play with them she was
too honest for thnt but sho just
wanted to boo how they looked.
Sho mado cunning littlo bouquots
nnd put into their hands and into tho
darkey's button holes, and onco or
twice sho carried fresh changes of
clothos for Rosa, but always sho
would kiss all round, and bury them
up carefully again.
But- as tho summer woro away,
May's visits becamo loss frequent
Her mother had got togothor such a.
quantity of bits of bright silk that
May could hardly loso a moment from
her gay patch-work.
Tho year rolled over, and brought
summer around again, and ono Satur
day afternoon May went down to tho
big rock, nnd "just for fun" dug up
tho dolls onco moro.
Thoy had been soaked through and
through by tho rains, nnd wero now a
mess of dirty, streaked, pitiful looking
May did not cry this timo. she only
Bat down and laughod. bho was bo
vory much oldor than sho was last
Sho had an Intimato friend now,
and took music lossons, and wroto
notos, what did sho euro for dolls?
Sho felt a sort of pity for tho May
of la6t summer who had burled an I
jcrlcd over theso silly things, and lor
her sake fiheT covered thom up again
out of sight, and thon the May of this
summer went homo and thought no
moro about tho dolls.
Noxt summer, probably, a good
many of this summer's littlo interests
will drop out other mind, and bigger
ones como in, and so May will grow
to bo a woman.
Not Good Knotiffli.
Nothing is good enough that Is not
as good as It can bo. Iho verdict.
"good enough," says a woll-known
writer, which In bovhood nasses tho
dcfoctlvo task, will bocomo "bad
j enough" when tho habit of Inaccuracy
has spread itself over tho Ufa
"You hnvo planed that board woll,
havo you, Frank?" asked tho car-
ponter of an apprentice.
"Oh, it will do," replied tho boy.
"It don't noed to bo very woll planed
for tho uso to bo mado of It. Nobody
will Boe it."
"It will not do if it is not planed as
neatly and a3 smoothly as possible,"
replied tho carpenter, who had the
reputation of being tho best and most
conscientious workman in tho city.
"I suppose I could mako it
smoother," said tho boy.
"Then do it. 'Good enough' has
but ono meaning in my shop, and
that is porfect.' It a thing is not
perfoct, it is not good enough 'for
"You havon't mado things look
vory neat nnd orderly hero in tho
back ot tho store," said a merchant
o a young clork.
"Well, I thought it was good
enough for back thoro whoro tho
things cannot bo soon very plainly,
and whero customer 8 seldom go."
"That won't do," said tho merchant
sharply, and then added, in a kinder-
tone: "You must get ideas of that
kind out of your head, my boy, if ,ou
hopo to sUccood in life. That kind of
'good enough isn't much bettor than
'bad enough.' "
Tho girls who do not swoop in tho
corners or dust under things, and the
boys who dlsposo ot tasks as speedily
as possible, declaring thnt things will
"do" if they aro not well done, are
tho boys and girls who aro very likely
to mako failures In life, becauso1 tho
habit ol inaccuracy has bocomo a part
of thoir characters.
Tho old adage, "What is worth do
ing at all is worth doing woll," is as
truo as It was' w'hon first spokon, and
it will always be true.
A Canine Detective.
A Connecticut lady lost her pockot
book; containing a considerable sum
of money, and was naturally anxious
to recover it. Sho had been shopping
aid visiting during tbo day, and had
abt Veen working about tha garden.
A diligent inquiry and search -failed
to flni tho missing article, and finally
sho gavo up in despair, and said to a
neighbor, "I think JI'll -send Fldo to
hunt ,my- pocket-book." Fido, o
Scotch terrier, was stondlng by, and,
after v quick gjanco- at his mistress,
ran out of tho house. 11a was noticed
Boon afterward, hunting and smelling
arouna "tho garden. A half-hour
passed; and "then Fldo scratched at
tho door, and, when It was 'opened,
he walked In, bearing tbo pocket
book in his mouth. Ho had undoubt
edly understood what his .mistiwn
Buld, and his instinct had accom-'
pllshod moro thou her reason.
. npw mineral named airguliilte, dls-
The Arizona Cattle Go,,
.'Bange, San Francisco Mountains.
Ear marks, slit in each ear; horses and males,
Alrighthlp; Increase Aloaleftshonldxr. rx
i,3dnN, KJacetntf, Ariz. JoiIM V. ItBOAOES
Horses with this brand
are the property ot th
llange, Ban Francisco
P. O. address, Chal.
MclIILIiAN &. GOODWIN.
T brand on riffhtslfl4)f nose. Kwihl rron In
right and split In each ear;. wethers, crop in lIt
and till split in each ear. Hinge, threo mile
north i( flageUlt.
V. O. addnus, Flagstaff,
Horses and males
branded as aboro on
tlio left thigh belong
to the undersigned.
llange on Stone
man's Lake and II o
ARIZONA LUMBER CO.
Van pii Co.,
branded aa la
Cattle numbered conaecntlrelr on left cheek.'
BllANNEN, F1NNIE.& BKANNEN.
j Cottle branded M ini
cut on left aide, nn-
derelope in both ears,!
i dewlap cut upwards.
Ear marke, sawall la
left and swallow fork
' Foet office address.
Flagstaff, Yavapai Co,
Horses branded on
the left ehoalder.
' llange from Ash
creek to the summit
of tho Mogollon
rdbun tains. '
JA8. L. BLACK.
Kange.eight and one. I
half miles southwest1
of Flsgstaff. i
Cattle are branded aaj
in rut; ear marks, tin-!
derblt In each earjt
horses with same Iron)
on left thigh. j
BABBITT linos. ;
Po'tofflce address. Flag-,
Itanee, Clark's Taller.
Brand as abore cut.
All jonnr stock brand,
ed on both sides, with
swallow fork ana na
derblt In each Mr; alto
pwn the following: Boot, T. tSII, oniwheta on,
lh (ide of animal. Boot c.ittio, road brand Wi
En tight side; T cattle, oea on right sldo; horsai
rand, C. O. ',
JA& A. VAIL.
Ilango eight miles
Cattle branded J V
. on left ribs; ear marks.
square cut on right
car, over slope on left
car, .. .
FcetofSco adJross, FUgstaff,.Arizona.
Home and mule brand on left nip as shown in
cut. sheep; ewat, hole in left oar and split la
tht riiht; wethers, reverse that ot ewes; rami
brand d F on horn. Hang near Mormon Lake,
iloi-ollon Mountains, l'ostolhce address. Flag
Fojtoffico address, '
Flagstaff, A. T.
I Bangs, San FrancU. .
AH cattle branded ni
lb cut'jire tho prop r'y
of., -tbo undersiganl.
and Also all c:ittli
'branded with bar IU
G LOCOS W. ChKK.
rs Incut and awnllon
fork-in each ear l.
long to tho ami r.
tango. Pan Francis.
AW tiwn I .
Otler cattlo 5