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lHE SUNDAY HERALD, DECEMBER 27 1S91
TWO lATTIilJ JfJJKT.
Oli, life, so in odlgnl of life J
Oh, lovo and destiny nt strife I
Oh, enrtli, so full of busy feet I
Oh, -woods nnd hills nnd nil things sweet 1
Wns there no room amldfit you nil,
Fortworaoro feet, so soft nnd 'Btnall?
Didst envy me, whdro thousands sing-,
Tho one bird thnttmndo nil my spring.
My dove that had so mnny ways
Of making beautiful life's daj-s?
No rooml Or rather It may bo
Earth was too small V Imprison thee.
Qodonly knows. I know I miss
Thy sweet caress, thy loving kiss,
Tho pnttor of thy dear small feet.
Thy hand Is tuino through lnno nnd street;
Whilo nil thnt now remains to mo
Is just n precious memory.
Two littlo feet 'neath earth's brown sod,
Two white wings somowhero safe with God.
LOST: A BABT.
The Story of an Infant Truant ami
the Trouble It Caused.
One monnuc Mrs. Sackett put Julln care
fully into her carriage. She tucked her up
with rugs, nfghans, and shawls. Meg often
wondered how tbo baby could breathe; but
Julia was fat and hearty, nnd Meg knew that
sho grew heavier. So it must have agreed with
"Keep where It's pleasant and sunny, and
tnkc good care of her," said Mrs. Sackett.
Sho said this every day. Meg took as much
care of Julia as any well-meaning but careless
girl of 14 does a baby. At tho crossing she
thumped tho carriage down into one gutter
and banged it up out of tho other. The baby
was used to this, and only opened her eyes
wide and gasped on arriving at the opposite
Meg was just turning the corner when she
heard her mother's voice.
"Stop at Ilurd's and send home three
pounds of brown sugar nnd a half pound of
Meg thrust her elbows through tho handle
of the baby carriage, and crocheted as she
walked. Crocheting tidies was Meg's favorite
pastime. She always had a tidy under way.
Kurd's was a corner grocery store, with a
door openiDg on each of tho two streets. Meg
wheeled tho carriage close to tho show-window
and fastened the wheel with a stoue bo
that it couldn't roll off.
Julia sat still, gazed with attention at tho
resplendent advertisements of Jeuk's soap
and Tompkin's ginger, although she must
have known tho placards by heart. Babies
have to endum so much which thoy do not
understand that it is not surprising that they
Ilurd's was crowded, as it always was In tho
morning, but Meg did not object to waiting.
She chatted with Katie Allan and Lou French,
and even drew out her tidy and did two
rows before the salesman had time to attend
Then sho ordered sugar and tea with as
grand an air as that worn by Mrs. Ponsonby,
who "resided" in a four-story brown-stone
house on a stylish avenue, while Meg lived in
a "third Hat."
"Wait for me !" said Katie Allen. "I've got
to go to tho butchers."
"All right," answered Meg.
She waited, and when Katie started she
walked with her, talking briskly, down tho
street almost a block before sho suddenly
cried, "Oh, I forgot the baby ?
"What baby ?" asked Katie.
"Why, I had our baby with me, and 1'vo
gone and left tho carriage outside tho store."
"There wasn't any baby at tho door when
we came out," replied Kate.
"Sure enough," said Meg, "there wasn't."
Sho gazed In bewilderment at Kate's round
eyes, and cried:
"Oh, I know. I came in at tho other door
that's it. She's round on Harrison street."
The girls ran laughingly back and turned
the corner. There was no baby nor carriage
They stared at each other, and Katio would
have laughed but Meg looked so solemn.
"Perhaps you didn't bring her."
"Yes, I did ! I left her just here. I know
1 did 1"
"Could the carriage have rolled down tho
Meg looked up and down tho street in vain.
No carriage was iu 6ight.
"Perhaps n policeman thought sho was lost
and took her to the station-house," suggested
Meg began to cry. Kate's words seemed
"Run homo quick and tell your mother
about It !"
Meg took Katie's advice. Sho ran fast, for
sho was frightened. Mrs. Sackett heard her
story, and gave her a severe scolding for care
lessness. "Some boy took It. to scare you. It must bo
about tho neighborhood. Go aud look 1" sho
ordered, Sho was a hard-working wopaan,
and treated things in a matter-of-fact way.
But when Meg came back to report that no
one had seen baby or carriage anywhere, Mrs.
Sackett became alarmed. Sho forgot to scold
this time. Sho put on her bonnet and
searched tho street thoroughly. Sho Inquired
at all tho stores, and oven went to tho pollco
Comlug back from her fruitless expedition
sho dropped wearily Into a chair by the door.
Meg could not bear to see her mother'B white
face. Sho picked up her hat and crept down
An organ mau was playing a lively tune and
Lou French's littlo sl6ters were dancing to tho
music. They came up to usk Meg "if tho
baby was found," aud Meg, without looking
at them, choked and rushed down tho street.
She walked along in a breathless state for
several blobks, nud happened to pause fo
breath jusWvlioro thoro sat, on a doorstep, a
boy about lyeara old, with a woebegone and
Meg lookol nt hltri aud ttsked abruptly,
"What'sthe matter? Have you lost a baby ?"
"Lost a baby I" shouted the boy Indignantly.
"You clear out of this I"
Ho seemed to look as It ho thought she was
making sport of him.
Meg was glad to "clear." She hud only
spoken out of tho abuudanco of her thoughts.
Sho walked along, surveying absently tho
windows sho passed. She wondered it all tho
babies who lived in those houses were safe, or
if their parents were hunting for any of thom
in grocery stores and pollco stations.
At the next corner sho stopped again.
Three women stood there talking. Snld ono
of them, n small woman:
"1 told her, says I, 'Mrs. Smith, you'd bet
ter report It at tho 6tatlon house. It belongs
to somebody that's looking for it, ot courso I'
"Sho wouldn't take the trouble. She's too
elegant 1" remarked u stout woman, sarcastic
ally. "That's so," replied the first speaker. "Sho
said: 'Let them that lost it look for It.
JImmie brought it home, aud he'll have to
amuse It till the mother comes,' she said. It
served Jimmlo right, though," tho small
woman added, decidedly. "A pretty trick to
whot'l homo tho wrong baby 1"
Meg felt faint. Sho leaned against the rail
ing. Whoso baby wore thoy talking about ?
"Where was his own?" asked tho third
woman, who didn't seem to understand tho
"Wh', you know ho loft It beside a store
while ho played marbles, and his mother camo
along and took it homo to frighten him !"
"Hul ha! ha!"
"You may depend sho was mad, though,
when ho brought homo a. strange baby !"
"Ha 1 ha ! ha !"
Could two babies be lost in one day ! Meg
stood iu doubt a fow minutes, while the two
women discussed tho story. Sho remembered
the little boy whom she had seen up the street
and stepped boldly up to the talkers.
"Will you please tell me who's found a
baby ?" she asked.
The eyes and tongues of all three were di
rected at her at once.
"Why?" "Well have you lost one?"
"Mercy on us ! do you know whoso it Is ?"
Meg colored, but stood her ground.
"Somebody wheeled our baby away while I
went Into a store on an errand," sho explained.
"We,'ve been looking for her all the morning."
The three women were delighted. Thoy all
insisted on escorting Meg down the street and
into the right house. The mournful littlo boy
6at on the front steps, his attitude showing
his thorough disgust with life.
"You'd better go up and take care of your
twins, Jimmie!" laughed the sarcastic wo
man. Jimmie looked at her, his countenance ex
pressing unutterable things.
"Come, Jimmie, come," cried the Bharp
little woman, "take us upstairs, we want to
see your mother."
"This young lady has lost her baby,
Jimmie," said the tall woman kindly. "Per
haps It's the one you've fouud."
Jimmle's face brightened. He stole a glance
at Meg, remembering she had spoken to him.
Ho turned Into the house and led the way up
stairs. "Here's somebody come for that baby !" he
Ho ttarew'open the door and immediately
got behind it, whence ho could easily observe
proceedings or escape if he should ilnd it pru
dent. "I thought somebody would come," ox
claimed a drawling voice. "I Know tho child
would bo called for. She evidently belonged
to nice people."
The speaker rocked herself in a low chair.
Her hair was in papers and sho wore a pink
wrapper. In her lap lay an embroidered
tidy, at which she took languid stitches. It
may be recorded hero that Meg gave up tidies
from that day.
Sho did not stop to examine tho lady, how
over, but snatched up one of tho two babies
who crawled about the iioor and hugged and
kissed Julia more lovingly than she had
ever done before.
Jimmie, behind tho door, was startled. He
WOndnrnrt If lin Khmilrl fool Mm enmn nfTnnHnn
for Lauretta if Bho were lost for three hours.
Tho three women all talked together. Tho
lady in the rocking-chair listened compla
cently, convinced that she hnd dono all that
could be expected when sho allowed tho
straugo baby to creep on her carpet till called
"I told Jimmie," she laughed, "he'd hnvo
two babies to tako care of, instead of ono."
Jimmie had disappeared Into tho hall.
"I think I'll tako tho baby homo to mamma;
she's fretting about her," said Meg, holding
the baby tight. "We're very much obliged to
you, madam, for keeping her here."
Mrs. Smith bowed pulltely. Sho indicated
with her forefinger whero Meg would find tho
baby's clothes and wraps.
Meg dressed her nnd carried her carefully
down stairs, followed by a cheerful "Good
morning !" from Mrs. Smith. With a light
heart sho tucked Julia once moro into her car
riage. Jimmlo stood watching her from the
"Say !" ho called. "Are you really glad to
get that kid back?"
Meg lauched out of her cladnnss. "Whir
"Did you feel awful bad when you found
sho was gone ?"
"Of course," said Meg again. "What raado
you do such a stupid thing as to wheel homo
tho wrong baby ?"
"Oh," ho said, grinning, "I didn't bring her
homo !" Ho lowered his voice. "I was play
ing with Bob Price, aud I sent another follow,
aud ho didn't know her, you see I"
"Good gracious 1" exclaimed Meg, looking
.at Jimmie with horror.
But Jimmlo was burstlngwith his wrong6.
"Perhaps you thluk you had tho hardest
timo of it, but if you had to amuse an extra
baby three hours, you'd know finding a baby
was worse thau losing one."
Meg was so impressed with his air of con
viction that sho said not a word.
N. V. Hoard of Health on Wlno.
Dr. Jaues, of tho New York Board
"I take great pleasure in testifying to tho
superior qualities of tho Port Wino produced
by Alfred Speer, of New Jersey.
After a prolonged trial I recommend it at
n superior wine for tho b!c1c aud debilitated."
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