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ON THB AV3NUB. .
The bsll arc rinsing oul their chimes
And floatlnfr down the atr like rhymes
Breathed oflly out ol heaven,
Thor whtapot to Ibe bollot betow
n no rhia for Mr. Grundy:
'?e '',!?. thl ibe world may know
Today it Easter Suudayl"
Then, one by one, 1 Ike roses, thor
HlijOin on (he avcn hlnhwny
VulU It look ni hrlRht and gicf
As any garden bywav;
Iow Howm ol every sliiulc and hue,
And huta ol every feather,
lalco birds, along the avenue,
Como (locking out lotfclbur.
Tljev come by pairs, llioy eome by w amis
hut churm ilie duy ioHMaHil
como have their beau upon their arms,
Hume have them on their ili-vsi-in;
And such a gUdnen light each face
Onecanuot quite (Uncover
If It bo eainscil uy Inner grace,
Or outer grace ul lover,
80 rlnir, ye bells of Faster ring
Until the world rojilcesl
And ting, yo belle of Kaster ling
In your illvliit-H voioenl
And when the pronclior'a wonts at Inst
hxhatint his uilnutea twenty,
IU-ineuilH-r you have had your (at.
And now-fu Inn I ni l
f- U. tHurman in Harper' $ B itr.
Fanuy Foster Clark lu liurper-iBaznr.
I. TUB GUILD.
Young Dr. Nnseby's young parishioners
bad formed a very young charity guild,
find having rented their hoadejuatters in a
properly squalid part of Now York, the ques
tion aroso as to the cholco of a name. Misa
Van Coyto, a great heiress, who had liter
ary pretensions, proposed "The Eleemosy
wiry." But "How do you spell It?" came
80 patly Iroin Mr. Kilbraith, an iuipocun
ious journalist, whoso fain wns as yot ob
bcuto, thnt tho motion died of its own ab
surdity. This Mr. Kilbruilh wan a broad.
Bbouldeied young iuhu who carried his
strength aoniewlmt loosely, who was of the
complexion known as "sandy," and whose
prematurely lmod face was not overhand-
Boiuo, but very cxproa-iivo.
A young lady, rigidly patterned on an
J.nglish horsewoman, made tho next pro
ixwal "The Victoria." Then a school
girl projiosod "Cientle Deeds," and a
thoughtless fellow suggested "Tho Jolly
Mariners," and being met with derisive
laughter, blushed very creditably. Cut at
last up spoke Chailie Bond Bond, the
ru-U stockbroker, a handsome man, shin
ing with prosiirrlty. from tho latest thing
in Hi-canes, wnn a uihcic jHiari in it, lon
the correct waistcoat and unwriuklod mar
vel of the London trou.-ors, to tho points
of l.is glotwy IkkiU, as rakish as the yacht
he owned. Charlie hold up a bit of card
board, on which was emblazoned' by Till",
nny u gorgeous monogram. "There," a d
lie, tracing out the involutions with his
linger, "I fancy I've settled this in itter,
. '('. IU ov li. O.' Consolidated lit-fredi-inent
and Fntcrlaluinont Organisation."
Oily Chittenden, a young man possessed
of harmless intentions, f.-oblo iutolleet,
and a father who" pm-kct book was prac
tically bottomles, raised a jubilant
"You've bit it, Chirlie," whiln Dr. Naso
by nuJ h-d approval and smiled Ms lis-ci'-i't
Kinile. l:t another second the guild
Would Imvo baen christened; but Kit
br.iilli, tho profane, remarked, wilh irri
tating distinctness, and without changing
the tingle at s 1 1 i 1 1 lie lounged agaiusttlio
'i;nu, "llm h'iiIo will take tis fur a put
cut health fo'jilcjiiccrn."
"What the douce do yen mean?" ex
vl.iinu.d Bond, an.'rily.
"Why. 'consolidated refreshments,"
"tjiswercd Killiraiih, ipiictly.
, Hiiid Bond, gelling verv excited
l tl' Vonb'l-itedorvaiiir..-iiioii. "
ol a yHVly'g (foing to travel a mile to read
very liu,lotl' . 'rilrothmoni' U placed
!", f! near," said kilbrailli. "Well,
Iwthol J)or ,. illlo str,.ot, 'C. K.
V' tins (lie likfllt Bt'Kk tn:itkit riinr."
K)llilil.T. tiltcr,..). B,,J l. imv aim
hail yn Jn-lied nt nmiej uulrigiit to
vent ins ,sn woumtet pride on the next
unfortunate!, M itB ,,niiu prM-r. Mr.
H ind totriblv. and tho .it nation
was; beeoii'it,' opprets.Vrt, when thero
htvd to :4l jxul Bt ,r. X..hv'a feet a
litt'.O bunch V( viou ,int i,nil nust.
ling lntlieliatlt young lady'a dro.
That young J,iv WlUI v,.ry ,,rottv, and her
liufll-rHMiiUiluin llryce. The clergy
ln:;n picked thciu up, iV-sieil their fr.i
gruncc, and stiddnitly x-nvived a way out
of the dilemma. "At M.as l'.rvce has Uvn
mainly instruiucnlHl in founding the
guild.'' he said, "why not call it after
tier (lower? What du you say to the Vi
wlvt tiuild? It's quite dimple, and ouito
appropriate to the maiou SI in lli yce
ba alreudy expreme of giving a few fluw
I'M to tho oor ieoplo on Knutor Day."
llond softened at once, anil looking
Miintedly at Mm llrvw, cried, "Capital!"
and tho ladies delicately chipped their
hands. Hut Mim Itrvce," who was a girl
ul about twenly-lwo, alight and fair, with
beautiful big brown rye, protected. "Oh,
don't let tii have anyltiiug personal,
Then Mr. KUbnilth aaid, half nnwill
Ingly, and aa if approving only becauw
there waa no rxaiilo rxmi for objection,
"There's nothing crwii;il abutit Violet;
every girl you moot bus them stuck about
When Dr. Nawhy, turning to Kathleen
with bis admirable luoion ol diguity and
gallantry, declared, "I'm glad the name
cotnin (:nin yon, even indirectly, for the
w hole good work ia youra," Charlie lUmd
ilrl.n l I.I... ..'..I,-- l..r IL.n.i .a nil I.,.
Lafr.i-niU knew, wat paying detqieraUi suit to
"I say. I harlie," whiaercd his friend
Ollv, "why don't you c-iui to tho jxunt
and decide matters? KvenlKxIy knows
bow rich you are."
"liichrocliood llond. dismally. "Wlnt'B
that? Why, old lltyctt ha ten millions.
What's money to a giil like that?"
Tlieret!xn Oily proluced uncoineiotiHly
a chnritiini sarcimn on niatriiuony: "1 say,
Charlie, I II go for a poor girl, after all, be
rauMi then a lellow's dead sure of not be
Kilbraith, ororhearing this gnilcleaa bit-terin-M,
aiuutereil tow.ir I .Mm llryco and
ri'ealed It. Mia merely availetl heraelf of
that great aafcguanl of eacelul social In
tercourse, a meaninglent laugh. Hut as
the laugh of a pretty woman uinf bear in
terpretation, Dr. Maacby n'garlcd her with
Inu'naity, llond with jealous anxiety, but
Kilbraith darted off to open tho piano; for
this wan an entertainment evenins anil
there would presently bean Influx of bulk
ing half-grown b'iy, thy women and dirty
"Dr. Xaseby," asked T-md, looking
after him, "do you think Kiluralth, as a
newspaper man, enn have the timo or tho
tuleiit to bu an I'lliclont member of our
"Well." anwemil Dr. Naicby, slmg
gtlng to Imj fair, "1 have left t ie inemlter
hip of the guild mainly in the bands of
Mim l'.rvce, who practically founded It.
Whnt do you say, Mlaa llrvce?"
nkutklccn knew she was facing aquation
l.y which two jealous and distr.icte I lovers
lioied to teat her feel lugs toward the ob
ject of their aoiniuon avciskn, an I tli. t
objif t was the only man alio Mally carid
iut In the wldo world.
"Well, wo ruuatall admit that Mr. Kil
braith has boon of mora practical service in
tho guild than anybody else, and ho entices
the people in (Uito wondorfully," sha ro
rllcd, regarding the two gentlemen with a
little murirt Jin that discouraged further
Conversation on that subject.
Miss Van Co) to, who allected a frrma
loury with literary pcopie, called gut,
Jocosely, "Mr. Kilbraith, wo are wonder
ing w;hat prouipta you to belong to tho
"Ob," replied Kilbraith, rotifinir with
the rest behind tho piano, as tho benches
in front were filling up with tho ragged
poor of the neighborhood, "I como hero
for the company."
"Thanks, awfully I'm sure," said Bond,
sarcastically, and giving a meauing look
around tho circle.
"Don't trouble yourself." an wore 1 Kil
praitb. coolly, while aoatiug Miss Bryco at
tho piano, and turning to tho opening
music: "I mean tho company on the other
side of tho piano, not on this. Heady,
n. kii.br aitii's rosiTiojr.
Tho Violet Guild was flourishing, and
alms ltryco continually omployed Mr. Kil
brailli in looking after her poor people,
Whom hn nmnn.tivi il-IiIi ...,.
Summoned by a httlo noto, lio would meet
tho yotins lndv in her own dalutv aitiinff-
room, but -with a cureless or sometimes
Willi a stern n.r. Uno morning, when she
"'w ""v lor una ns usual, no crossed Ur.
Aasoby, who was iust loavinu tha
then nearly stumbled over a hugo basket
uiuiiiima uenrmg l lull 110 llond 8 Card,
Which tnildu him n liltlnnt.'riini. I lint mnrn.
Ing thau ever before. Kathleen, after
t: iking guild (or a while, remarked. "Miss
an loyto is going to marry Mr. l'orsliay,
tho young iioet."
"I hope,0 said Kilbraith, "ilutt Forshay
oil kina daujrlilcr. bho has boon brought
UD tO OfilOnill. if tint ItlrMiau
ities that go to monev making. Sho'll miss
uu ciinjii.uiniieiii oi uuying urie-a-Uritc
and sooing tho world, so to speak, from
her own carriago w indows."
"Oh," Baid Kiitljloen, trvingto command
an easy air, and playing 'with the tassel nt
tj.ruio, aiio mis ineutv ol money
lliov enn lino hrin...l. ... ' .1 i '
...... u; v. ,i.-n-uim; logeilier.
"Whatl" cxclaimud Kilbraith, "do you
suppose that a man who pretends to any
Self res i vrt ran lien m ;..'. ........
take his case in his wifo's house, order bis
wifu b coachman, pay his tailor aud his
uauer witu his wile a dollars?"
"But." falterod Kathleen, twisting tho
tasjel hard, "perlutps Miss Van Coyto
.ma ma kiou qiiaiuiea more than an
olfret for her misorahln innnnv "
"So mailer what tho wife thinks. Can a
man be despised by her oil-king father,
niado the butt of her oil-worshipping
brothers, the slur of her mothor and Bis
ters? Or, worse, can bo bear to feel thev
vuii nioir contempt witu palronmng kind
uess?" "Ohl" cried Kathleen, In helpless pro
test, and let tho tassol fall.
aa"And then to have tho men at the
club," Kilbraith went on, hotly, m to
him, when they're confidentially drunk,
'llaiyou hung ui) your hat, obi fellow.'
No" and ho brought his hand down in
emphasis on the back of an unollending
little Ktnpiro chair "I'd let mv lovo for a
rich woman, if i had it, cat my' heart out
before I'd so denidu my manhood as to
citlier dr.iL' her tu inv lev,. I ,p I. kP.a t r .
Belf to heis."
'Do you esteem money so servilelv,
then," said Miss Bryco, "that you hold 'it
determines any ono a level?"
"Kileem money? No," cried Kilbraith,
"hut to !n l.'oi-Okfit In. U. i.A
sesii)u of it w ould brim the only prool ho
could potibly oiler that ha was not a mis
erable cad. lor monev itaclf. I deitnise
it. Then, wilh his usual readine to
jilieat anv wcaunena orineons'.stuncv.ovon
in hiiiisi-ll. ha ail.la.l. "I .l.,':. l! n.i
yet 1 wish 1 had lu"
"Why don't yoo mnko monev, then?"
asked Kathleen, lightly.
"Mako moueyl' ho repoatod, echoing
tho tone. "Yo gods! bear Oiiulcnco ar-
r.iignina Indigentv! Is money found in
the L'tlt'ers. or nllirked liku ilniaea in (li.i
ll 'ld? Why. W hat do you learn of tha r...
latiuua of loll anil wa.ro from tlm l.ivu.,
siiion nt the words In tho npM-als of chari
table a.'iatioiis? To bo told that tho
lnedlo-woms.n's hard lalxir from sunrise to
midnight can procure her only so many
cunts it day is a certain idmcki'bat never
having felt the bitter punishm nt of the
nav that is fust Ullolljll In nt iL-n nnunp.
ciKiHiug tod imperative and posaiblo, you
can never understand iL You can never
understand even the full meaning of toil
the constant spurring of the Jaded frame;
the lliiixmaibihtv. from cradln to ur.ivu i,t
ever knowimr a fair runt or r..in.,.r ,ii,.u.
the deathly mentid diagitst at tho daily re
tuiioiK viihiii. ion kiiuw Ul all una HllOtlt
as much as the bird that ban w ii.gs toskiin
tlirt .Miullt klltiw-a lA thrf aiitr..rit,., tt Ia
poor shipwrecked creatures who, lacking
auch witigw, stni'.'gle, shriek, and go down
in tne ia. hh waters, -Miss
Bvrce bent her head and wrateb.ul
him, with a half-scared inivntness, from
un ler her brows.
"Yea." Im mntinunil. nn ItiA amrwiili
faces of your class there is no trace of the
: I. : . ... . t i i . . ..
miii imig ui wans oi mo nnrd-nillg oi loll,
the unrest of temptation, tho deformity of
triiitl! ami w-lien von frv In l.nln llm ...-.v
the straying, the fallen, they ahrink awsv!
I ........ lm ..i i.:--Li.. i ..' -
uimtnu koviv tm uu voivv ui aiuaiii m iiiu
"How have you learned so well, then."
said Miss Bryce. very aufilv. "to talk to
KilhrHiili lor a moment turmvl il heal
sway; then, clinching a hand over tho
little thuir that stouil uenr, ho looked rich,
unity, lovely Jina isryco straight in tho
(ace anil answered:
I lenrniMl tbrouuh atrmirllnif nn nnnnl
olght (aiherleias youngsters; through scuing
my widowed mother's hands hard from
toil; through grappling, (tod knows how,
an education; through working at all
trades, artsanything th at would bring
mv. through dreaming, it iv anil nii'ht. of
s line Held in which to exorcise a literary
facility of which 1 had bocomo conscious:
through lighting tny way to a great c -tiler,
and there being rubtitied at every turn;
liwtly, through walking the streets of New
York starving. Yes, Mim Bryce, I re
member this bouse well. I have often
walked, a shivoriiiK. half-clad, literally
starving creatur", past your Very dior."
Kathleen had hlened without moving,
but her Unt faco ha I grown pule. When
kilbruilh aiirninf tin. a If wilh ll.o el
ol attiludo to chaugs tha couvers ition, she
maooa ueiniiiiiig g"turo. hero are
"Oh," answered Kilbraith, lightly, "mv
mothor is in Toxas. 1 look after her as
best I ran, and slier the brothers and "is-
Inni whn ant ml .hrwil n, Wm
are scattered all over tho West Home of
tho emigrating generation starved todcatb,
l ueiieve, norv in me rit, lor l never
heard of a Kilbrailli that was reasonably
sure of his next week a dinners. Tho
most promising of tho trios today Is but
lately emancipated from common news
lullu.r 'pi.ltfirlinir ' llollr If.tll nll-f ..f mnmm
small promise, and a bud ling uiag.ixiuist.
ii..- i i .. 1. 1 . - r
uu is gnu ii i aim wiiuy, use ins ciuu, linr-
... .ii i i. . . ....
it rears uiu, oy nauio jvuoueiu i. nus tv 11-
braith, very niui h at your senrios. Now
Vuiieihing too much of this.' Whore
shall I oritur tho plauts fur the guild?"
it ....i ... i ..T'n i.i.
eie uo rmvu nim prtKi, t ll gi WHU
you," and in a few m qutes they were
tt.ilLctntr ilowii Kifth avnmiN ln.Mi l.r At
a ceitain llori-ts on Broadway she gave
reckless orders lor growing plants, and
then, pointing at a bunch ol d.uk blue vio
lets in the wiudow, she Uicisted to the
obsequious man who was writing out her
directions: "Ten thousand violets like
thoiKS, in ids Into bunches of Iwonty-flvo.
it . , . i- i- . .
iiivs uiem many easier morning eatiy.
Four hundred bunches, each with a spray
ol hly ol the valley stid a touch of green'
Kho seemed IncliosJ to talk rstbsr fast,
and since sho bad l"(t hours hal hardly
giumed at Kiibraith. If hs bad not known
too fatally well every chaugs la her loll
tale face ho might have bolieved It almost
haughty. As it was, be felt rather puwlod
" H ww uoorway uio quaint and
grotooluo figure of an old woman thin.
tail, ana much bent. A long cloak of
oiuu iuuv uau lost nil namable color
and toxturo flapped about her, and sho
clutched at tho rents to hold it together,
her battered black bonnet bore a wretched
fmumn ai a ..aII .
. , .UIH wua Biuppoa sharply
across hor faco by the brisk wind. ho
hobblod to the window in which tho
ouoca ot vioiets was displayed, and point
in at thorn asked in a thin treblo, broken
. ... iuw coui now much are
"Oh," answered tho Impatient florist,
"a good deal threo dollars.1'
"Whnt " iiiu o..u.:..,.i it i.i,
lALinimuu, oo IllUCIli
lhon, coughing frightfully tho while, alio
a'. r. I rv, i.,. n si... ll, '
"Come, you don't waut thorn," tho man
reminded her, briskly.
IIV 1 .1- . , ' ..
x u, i uu wain em,- carao tho answer,
as tho cough racked hor ruisurablo frame
onco more. "Oh. I do want 'oml How
much for a fow only so man v ton?" and
sho spread out her claws of fingers.
"For teu?" Biiid tho shopman. "Fivo
"Five centsl" she quavered, and dived
down in tho folds of her dress. Then,
apparently haviug reached a pocket, siie
took out some pennies, turned her luck,
looked nt them carefully, muttered: "Fivo
fivo cents.. That'a a great Uoal-oh, a
great deal!" she muttered onee more, hor
thin lips treinb'inj. "I can't I cau't,"
Then she shuilled to tho door again, and,
liko an old bundle of ra?s, sho was taken
up by the wind and driven from side to
side on tho walk us sho tried to steer her
Kilbraith turned to speak to Miss Brvco,
who hnl liei.n atun,!in.. I... I.; : l., 'i....
she had sprung forward and snatched up
iuu Yiuoio great iiaii'iiui 01 violets, two
tears were chasing down her chocks, and
she said, hurriedly thrusting tlie flowers
into bis hands: "Uo follow her; give her
these. Find out where she lives. Tell
her I'll send her more I'll seii.l her every-
thing. Oh. to llO SO ill. anolil nn U'rnlnl.,,.1
so poor! Think of ill" Tho two tears fell!
an 1 tuaro gathered in tho lovely eves.
"Find out whom sho li eea hup tifim..
everything. Oh, won't you go?"
jviioraiin, uy a process sw, tier than rea
soning, knew that ihis emotion was partly
a vent for tha f.'oliim Hut ul... i. ...t i
- . ...... t'.iu 17VV II
supiireiMing with all her might, and hiding
lu.lllll.l a ......I, n( I...U,l... .1 . I , "
aroused by his story; but what the nature
of that feeling might bo he refuted to n.iiuo
even to himself. (Mill, school binwnlr ,
he would, ho was only mortal muii, an. I
there stood the womiti ho loved,
all tears aud pleading. What if t!u pleaJ
ing was only to follow an old woman?
To lot low that nl.l wnei in li.ti.,.1... .1...
dearest object in hfo. Ho clu'cliud the
II wors, darted out, and guided by that
ensign of a tattered veil, caught up with
tho old creature and lamted Inr on tho
shoulder. 8he stopped, looked up at him
wilh a pair of wonderfully bright eves, and
nun, netting nor iaco, sue seoimM unre
broken by djprivations than by years.
Having looked tin. ahu drew b.-u li uu If in
terror; then venture. I one more g'liiiio,
recoiled again, hua'.od hor tatters clowr,
and hurried away.
"Here," Kilbraith called out. kindly;
'stotl. Won't VOU? A lll.lv h, anul .-.I,,
thiMM violets.'' Sho paused, took tliein
ensorlv. laid llietn In n i'ri ..f .,.(.....
agamst her lace, crooning and mutt -ring;
then, S'M'ming overcomn with fright again,
dropped them on the sidewalk. 1-:, lunu
la g. "Fin very poor, 1 can't pay (or 'em,"
she hurried on as bciorc.
"Oh, do slop! cried Kilbraith, out of
pntium-e, and overtaking her once hi ire.
"Cau't you understand? Mio ir.ves them
"Oiws them?" fc'ho grabbed them
"Yes; and where do you live? lKivou
niHjd anything any help? A iloeinr'for
that cough ch? And money luoucy lor
a good cup o( t eh?"
As hit siwko tho Woman aenm.i.1 l.i r
only still more turriiied, and again letting
..... n ... i-... i. i . i' . r
iuu uui'n uiui, anu iiiuuu ous)L'raiu el
forts to got away very fast. Hio vveu
to run, and sliiuibled aud away.vl along
with surprising swiftness. Cp one street
and ilnvin Miinlber mIim loll.,...! I.u.lI....
over her shoulder now and then, now und
then uttering a mutiered protott, ui.t I she
reached an old neigh iiurhoud wiioiosoine
old l.iahioned del aying houses surround a
ltnv.fi I1im,I.wI...I Ai.i-im V..U. V....I. I...
VH....... ... V....,V. V IUI. IIIW
grown old enough to bavo the neighbor-
noons, loruieriy Kiiun u as (enioei, nut
now in a state of dreary paralysis that al
most match soma of llm old lai.id in quar
ters. The old creature by this tiiuo, for
very exhaustion, hid to bold by tho fence
raihugs to walk, snd Kilbraith in mircv
kopt back a littlo when she suddenly
turned In at the area gate of an iiuKiug
dotaehed house that had been in its tiuiu
palatial. All tho rusty, dusty shutters
were closed, tho front door fairly scaled
mitli till,. nf flirt flpil'en n.iinMt it lr..,.i II. n
streut, and no one could believe the pl ico
inhabited. Kilbraith betrd the biuxiinent
door opened, then closed and boited; so
when sho bud psaied in he sdvaucud snd
knocked bnsklv. Tho bolts wore slowly
withdrawn, and there amieared in a nar
row opening tho pasty, II ihhy. uiipleasnut
fara ol on old mail Willi buliriiiiT rolorlnaa
uvea and scrcasv cosL
i ii. .IV u n.i.ii
"1 waul to knew
who lives here,"
"What name?" Iii'iuirvd Kilbrailli. In.
"Oh! And the old lady; what's her
"W hat a that to you?" replied tho man.
"(let out of my area or I'll nut you out."
Then bo banged tho door a.' tin. ami
Kilbraith boked up aud down tin front
of tho mysterious house, and muttered:
"llv lioorge! how queer! It's like wuuo-
tlung out of Dickens." Then he wont to
tho curuer, an I asked a policoinauon duty
there who lived in the plneo.
"Well, a queer old Party the owner, I
guess name of Chubbuck. fddoin comes
Whoa tho old woman that lives
hind tbo policeman, "Ha von t tho least
in. that oi.n won i,
"OKI" cried Miss Brven. ai Kilhnilth
told his adventure; "we can't leave her
sol Mio may lie abused, .sin certainly
poor and sulTering. Do you think sho can
".Not a bit ol It," said Kilbraith; "she
bas a shrewd old eyo."
"1 must find hor out by Faster," Mid
Kathleen, "and we'vo only one day.
Ihluk. to have tho poor thing in comfort,
Ihluk. to have the
aud then on Kiator
bunch of violeUl
morning io hits u"r
How she longed for
L' lll...lil. l-.,..l.n.1 tAitaln.rtff Va,1 K-u.
fiiiiini. imi"' ...-....n.. . w ...
a very young ladvish way of dealing with
'........1. i... 1 1 ......
JUlir I'rUieiCIV WU 111 II I. o,rii' Mi.'i uifTf.1
and (li nne I, so ui.iny picture cards and
"Yes." Kathleen retorted, "and If I
didn't give tlie Ibwers you'd any 1 Ignored
the powtible aspirations of the or. Oh,
you d scold uie any wsyl" ,
Mita Brvco hadlalelv been ceding to lilin
rlglits over her condui t in a way that Kil-,
binlth lounu to inn i" o'1 uiiCTruu,
and the most fixed principles could hsrdly
defend hi in when sho put out her band
and sai l, "Don't turmeut wo s, but Itml
our old woinAU." Inore was a cooirado-
ship, a patnereblrt, In the "our," and tho
familiarity of "Don t torment me bo"
turned blm a littlo giddy: go, promising
categorically to bo faithful to his chargo,
ho hurried aur.
Kilbraith had been a newnjvipor reporter
too long to fail In obtaining cntrancy to any
bouso, howovor tightly it uiight bo sealed.
It was dark on Saturday evonlng, and tho
policeman was Bottling tlm national policy
at tho corner grocery, bo Kilbraith recon
noitorod. Thero was no gliut of light anv
where, but standing with his ear glued
against the basement door he could heaT a
Blight mulllcd aound recurring at irregular
intervals. After a whilo he could distin
guish it clearly as a cough undoubtedly
tho cough of that old woman. After cogi
tating a good whilo Kilbraith walked oil
and brought up before a littl jdrng shop on
tho nearest corner. Ho cntereil, and ad
dressing a brisk young man in attend
ance, askod for a good cigar,
Tho brisk young man took eovernl sam
ples from the caso and flung them down
before his cuatomtT. Kilbraith selected
llavanas, and lighting one limi.-cif, handed
tho other to tho young in in.
"Do you smoke?" he said.
"Thank you. Don't care if I do," an
swered tho clork, accep ing tho proilerod
Clio way being pavoJ for a familiar chat,
Kilbraith, lifter discovering that the brisk
young clerk's nuiiio was Joe, entered skill
fully upon his investigations concerning
the neighborhood, and tho mysterious
house in particular. But when judicious
questioning had shown that Joa knew
nothing of the house and innocently be
lieved it empty, tho vi-ilor ungratefully
regarded that youna man with nnsnnak.
obio disgusi, and felt greatly at odds with
himself ior having cho.teu' this stalking
ground. But just before midnight ho lo
gau to respect his own judgment im
mensely, for there catno straight into that
shop a slouching old man, mid ho rccog-
HIM.- J mo greasy coat and llabby luce o(
"1 want soma more." said Chuhhm-k.
putting a bottle on tho counter.
"All right," answered Joe; "but, by.
tho-way, who's this (or? You've had' a
"It's for mv sistor." emml,!,.,! Clml..
"Well. Is iv." reinarked .Ion iil.
pbasis. "you'd baiter look sh aro. for if ulm
dies without a doctor voii'll havo a coro
ner s inquest and no cn I nf lu-s. louie,
you'll liuve to g .t a corlitie.itn. I don't
want to be hauled un ubout itiviiM uie.li.
cines witlioui a presetiptiuu round lo tone-
"Cor iter's hinnuest?" mumble. t riml..
buck, with a vulgar KnglLdi accent. "Well,
p'r'a;s as I'd better gel s oaubo ly. What
.!. i . ... i i tot . . .
..v im; i in iiuor, uui i ti pay a III-
'Vav. Joe." Kilbraith eilli'ilfinl "il...i.'u
Dr. liuk, on the avenue: lie's rhe.ni."
Old Chuuhui'k turned tlio buigiugeves
upon Kii'iraith. Who held his breath
until he had ma lo hum there was no
recognition in tin. in. Thru Im iin,,r,,,. I
Chubiiuck: "I'm a frieml of Joo's. I h.n,.
to walk up the avcntio toward hnniti. i ll
go null you."
"loll the .lector." lM-gged Chubbuek.
with conli lenlial nuxietv, aud vet eying
Ki'bratth sideways Willi lines ines'uii.1
si...picio:i "loll u. id yitii know in..; that
I in u p.K.r man. Uo must come cheap.
I'll pay a little; not much-nut inn -h."
It U.IS 1-.HV C1MUJ I. us K iilir .it 1. ii,..l
th t dia tor, lii NH'iik ii hoi. I In Ins ear, easv
cno igh to write a ill patch to be dcliv.r.d
to Au-s llryee in iuo nioiuing, und e isv
cnotigli to bring two m-n Iroin a ioliv
station to w itch on si. hi ih i hoiiv. It was
easy too, this tune, lo g.t in, Ibr the .,H-tor
opoued the door uu 1 led linn lo tho oaek
bat, 0110111 kitchen. wIi.t... on a M..l in tl...
corner, lay the poor .ml er.-ature be was
coiiiiniioii'.d to serve. A wretched tiro
burned Inv in tho grea' dirty cooking
stove, a fow cU.irs sto d slnu', and over
everything lay the grime ol y.virs. Tl9
front romi ulv had a bed in it, and here,
lielows'i.irs, evi leiilly tlm two ha I lived,
wiii;o inu r.ti oi tnu iiouhi' m.is given over
to tho r.i's that were xjue iling and tumb
ling in all the walls.
Chubbuck, who h i I fillowo l nt the
doctor's heels, inqiiin-.l, as Killuaith came
lu, " hat does he want here?"
"I told him to coin"," s il l tha iloctor
sternly. ".Now tli -ro s go ngto be a death,
............ .. .. . .. .
ami wo iiiiim anow cvu.wung Is riglit or
th ro 11 bo troub. o. 1 1 tins woman your
"Well, no," answered Chubbuck, "sho
Iisiii V. rhe s Jii't an oi l cietur ns I've
got tlio care cf, and lieveryihiug s right.
You cau husk 'or it you w.itit to, hut I
suppisie she couldn i scak a word if she
tn.Ml, eliT '
"No; shu'll die very soon," said the
doctor, Slid held a csndio so its light full
on the weird Iaco in tho b.xl, on the roll
ing, half-closed eyes, tho sunken iiioiuh,
and a few whiUi elf-locks. The cough
souudiHl mulllxl now and dull, ss if the
gravo worn already cloning hor in.
Chubbuck, being at best ghoulish, was
not pleasant to sou as be said: "There
hs:n t no Vqie, Is there? D. sr!desrl Mic
cautsK'ak nor move, cm she? Dear!
dear!" And bending over the bed ho
turn lied her.
Mie gave a strangled sereum, aud the
doctor cominiudel, sturiily, "Ix-t her
"Ol cm ,'' answered Cliubbuek: "hut
liovuiyihilig'a right, Miehkea iuu. You'll
see as heveiythlng's right." WboroiiiMin
tho doctor gave hi in an order lo bring her
aoiuo iiiii.heiue to eiisu her at the l.i'l, and
to ik care it should bo found only In a dint
ant part ol the city.
Ki.braith and the doctor sat long in
a lie ueu, liatouing U tbu rattling breath,
iinlil iinoiiKi to llv thero r.uau a respite.
MiooH tied hor eves, put out a pkuiny
hand toward so no liquid tool l li.it was on
the stove; Killroltti brought it to her,
aud ho drained the cup a;ni"sl griH,ily,
Mie looked at th i doctor wilh tlewu eyes,
keen even How, then she lookc I at Kil
braith, who WAS holding Ilie Irglitod
caudle, lung an I alea bly, and having
looked, aim pre. i on need ilntuiclly tho
Killiraiih, In astiuihnient, nearly
(Iio;k-.I both cup a id cm II ', an I a aui
leered: "Why, a io sp'.e mv iiauie. Is
hcrmiiid watiilcriug7 and by soiiid chance
liaaslio known so nolxxly ul that Iiauie','"
"Mie is not wuu ler.ng," wlutisued tho
diHior, "she's or.'uelly lucid. Thou
K il In .nt li, o.iger'y b.'twi.og over tho bed.
waited wailed .) wiin. it a strange ami
pitiful seeim that was Ui m irk s turning
jioiiit In bis life.
Tho old woman present y sp ike again,
her feebly-woiklng llngcrlioing Immise
nervous eagerness. Uor tones had bote
and theie soiuethiiig ol the provincial
burr ol the north of l.iigtand. 'Did ever
you bear o' Kouiioth K iiiirt.ln?"
"lam Kenneth Kilbraith," auswomJ
the vuitng man "Keniivili I mio Kil
bruilh." "Kenneth Estuol My CikI! (here
coul Ins be tunny o' that nuiiio. .My hus
band was Knmiuih. I'm f-i ta Kiloiuiih.
lie diixl five-snd-lwonty vesrs ago, aud 1
thought I see his ghost wfo ii )uu givs uie
tbo llowors in the street. You're ids very
tlctur'. Kenneth F-smo Killuaiih, of
'umlrles, an' Donald, bis brother. "
"Donald was m v IhiIII F, " si 1 Kilbisith;
"Krunit'i Ivmis was my uiitlc.iilter ahoiu
they named me."
The old woman gasped. TLe doctor
raised her a little more, and sh went on,
feebly and with sonieti.iica a Inag s..u :gl.i
for breath, but lueidly, "lio Ki.br.d.ln
hated me Wsiiso 1 wur not N oiin, snd 1
hated thetn. 1 wur an i;ng..li I K. u
no th said 1 wur loisai a violet - pretty "'
APBTL 21, 18S9.
bwooL Heaps o' thoui growed down by
tho orchard wall. Kenneth an' mo como
to New York an' ho got rich, an' he left
all to me, Yos" anJ she tumod her oyes
wnii a gpasuy etinuing-r' an I lco' l
kep' it hid from the Kilbrauhs. It's not
mueii. Oh no! only a few dollars. Hushl
Yes, it's a good heap. Hushl" and again
that awful expression of avarice stirred tho
fiist-sUilening mask of death. "Wo livod
close, Kenneth an' me; an' when ho died
1 was nfeurd to bo known for rich, to bo
robbed or murdered, or perhaps to havo
tho Kilbritithscoinobeggiii' tome. Twenty
years ago I got Cliubbuek font servant an'
10 look after tho rents; an' ho liked
to so the money pile up too.
Hushl it's not much. It's this house
nu a few more-twenty more. Hush!
An it's bonds a good mauv. The papers
are a' in my bod. For" twenty veins
I ve slop' on 'em at night an' carried 'em
all day; an' Chubbuck could never lav
hands on 'cm, though he's tried ves, he's
tried. Hushl" The flash of sordid pas
sion when she repealed at intervals that
"hush" was something llaudiah to see.
"ChuWnuk has been a strivin' to get tu'
upper hand o' me. l'vo boon iillin' the
winter, un' he wanted mo to give up tlie
will to him. No. 1 left him everything,
but I wouldn't givo him the will. 1 was
iifeerd he'd poison me. No, I ulwaya kep'
11 w here I could bunt it or tear it up in a
second. .See, it's hero here. He tried
to take it when 1 couldn't sc.ik, but illi
out uiurdei in uie he couldn't, lleil.ink
it's a' right, though, when Fin gone.
Help ine-help." .she plucked at her
bony neck. Tlie doctor pulled at a string
about her throat and drew out a small
folded paper, creased aud dirty. Mie
pointed to the candle. Ho brought
1U Hor quivering hand held the paper in
tlie II. uno, aud the burning ui;i-s went
out harmlessly en the floor, "tjulrk!"
she whispered, tin) voice growing almost
inaudible; "1 want lo make a uew will.
Tho doctor sent Kilbraith to call iu the
two nieii who wore watching outside, and
bo wrote wilh a pocket pen on a slip from
Ilia memorandum book, "All my estate"
(she dictated) "to Kenneth F.snio Kil
braith, sou o(. Donald Kilbraith, and
nephew of my late husband." Miu mudu
one i npreine ellorl, secured the pen lu her
shaking hand, and wrote legiblv, f ir even
lit the last tho kivu eves had not failed,
"l.'iigi Kilbraith." Tho two men wit
nessed the strange document. The doctor
handed it to Kilbrailli.
"Cliubbuek never got th' upper hand,
after all," she muttered; th.-n, with a sort
of convul.-ion that was terribly hko a ma
licious smile, added, "Chubbuck will be
rav.n' mad." After a long silence she
iglio l out Mif Iv, "'Uiike a violet,' savj
K.-iiiwth, 'pn.ttv an' sweet.' " And then.
"He itis o' them grow down by the orchard
wall.'' And to "babbling o'giecn li. 1.1 1,"
The F. i lor dan ii, creeping through the
hegriuied window t, loiiii, Kdhriiih inn
kind ol hlu.otir. 'J ue w hole thing seemed
to him like some wild story, not a leal ex
pi I It'll, o.
ll was Mill early when KaiMocn B. vee
arrived quietly, alone and on loot, she
c.u lie I a hunch oi hor Fatter violets, llo
hp. ke to I. cr in the halUav. Mie went,
ui h a sigh, and laid the (lowers on the
do ..I ban. N, and tli'ti he (oo her homo.
i n tho wav sho said: "You lire very
qui 't today. You don't even lorineiil tu .''
"I'ak.' care," answered Kilbrailli, nuk
ing h. r color inoiiut with the new audueiiv
in his i vet, "(hat I don't torment )oii all
A IKNNEdtiEE MA.N'rl VO:C.
Finding is ChllJloaa Horns for Kenry
1'rnm the lii.tlanitNillt Sena.
In iS'.iking lo a ,rut rep.nlerol his fiiH.
oflieial woik as secietnry o( the Indiana
Halo Board of Cli.u ities, .Mr. W, Alexan
der Johnson rem.iil.ed that when ho vis
ited .tho Heiiilricks County Poor .Vtvluui,
two or three days ago, ho f. miu I that the
ins itutioii was in unusually gisxl coiiil(-
Ii.iii. but among the paupers w ere fourteen
flu! lien who ought to bo cared for sepa
rately. "One of th in," he remarked,
"was a lioaiilifiil liltle blue eyed, flaxen
haired girl. In Chicago I would have uo
trouble in finding a good home for her."
"Why can't a home for her be found
ju-l ss ritnily in Indian i?"
"Therj is no means hero of bi ingiug tho
child and I he home t gther. In Chicago
there is an organisation known as the
Fducntional Aid Ninety, the purMMMt of
winch is to Hud homes lor children, ami
they have on Ills ii-iiiillv uriny applies
lions (or childivu, so that there is no d. lav
in sending the hill.) orphans to good
hoiu.-a idler they full into Iho hands of the
sis'iely's sgenia. A temporaiy homo (or
Iheui'is inaiiil lined nt Aurora, but they
seldom remain there longer than ten d i ,
mid tiio average rout ul plueing en. h child
In a hniiiii is $til. K-o tho d llerrni-e.
The lo.l of tnuiniainii.g tin in as piu r
orphans here lu ludi.ii.a is alsiut lo I
year, and in teu years llm co-,1 loth" ,ub
he ia about jl.i sl, while tho i hild is not
near at w. l' oil. It ia Iho theory of the
organic itiou that for every lioiucl.is child
tin re is a cliddi.-ts home, nad cxim ru in o
lemonstraies that this is true. There is
an old Probate Judge down in Tenni s-ej
who bas had s r.'iii.iikiihlo on. rieiii o In
fin l eg lioiui s (or orphi.ns. He U'g iu
many years ago when two children wero
brought Into li s court wlrl.i llm pi't:uie
remaining Iro.u tho esl i.e ol their i.in n's
was being s- ltled up. There w.,s nothing
left (or tueir suppoit and no homo was
open to them. Although luiuw II a loan
of small means, tho lender henrted Judge
decided that rather thilll solid Iho i hihlien
lotho o r .onto he would take ih -in to
Ins own homo, and he did,
"'What will wo do Willi them? naked
his troubled wife when he look lliein ti
the ho.i . don't know, but wo will
k ep them awhile,' was bin aiiw. r. Koon
is neighbors learned that he had two or-
piiaiis nt Ids home. I hey tu ked alxuit
the mailer, and curiotllv taus-d some to
go lo soo the children. In a lew dsvs a
pni-iN Tous (.inner t illed uihiii the Judge.
und 1. 1 : '1 understand you have a couple
of children st your houo. My wife mid 1
have been talking over iho mailer, and we
have decided that il you will- give him up
wri would like to t ike Iho boy lo r.ii'.
Wo will do as well br him as we can af
ford.' Tho Judge saw Ih it It wain mod
chance lor t.o boy and let hlin go, A ("w
days afterward another couple, iu equally
good c.iciiiiMlaneut, willed llm girl, an 1
aim was allowed to yo. It struck too Judge
that ho hud di-e ivered a way o( doing
much good lu til l world. He began Inking
lumber ori.lia.iu and lludiug homes lor
lliom. unlifho has now i.l.i.vd over live
hundred orphans in cemlortablo Iioiih s.
it is very aoiusiiig toh.ir hi in tu.k about
his work. His rebuilt ion has spread over
the Mute, and ho receives m..ny letters
asking fur children. Una writes: 'Can't
you aeiid US a llltlu bov. Ilvti or alx voura
old, with blue eyes. Our son has recently
ill". I, and homo seems very lonesome.'
i nerve a luolhcr with su selling
heart,' I've heard tho Judge sav. 'wanin
to love sumo little boy who can take the
place ol her child. It's a goo. I homo and
1 havo a liltle boy that will suit thorn. 1
will send him '
"An th -r letter that the Judge received
cue morning whilo 1 was talking with hiui
read: ' u v a it a girl about ten years old
and good loukiug. We will clothe her
well and educate bor, but we will not try
ti llll her head with church and religious
' Thoso people cuuldu't have a ynller
dogof mine,' dryly remarked the Jndgo. He
iu Art rt fail al,A..t l .i .... .
vu.v.u. euuunnacing his eUihlron, and
Ho is equally careful abptij selecting them,
lie is a good Judge of human nature and
hill Are tho ClucHgo R.xlolv's rules
regnrdhig tho selection of children?"
They are cnrolul to take children of
only ono class those who are thrown upon
tho world by ruisfortuno; not thoso of vi
c otis parentage. They do not caro to take
children older than fivo or six years, al
though some times they receive thoin nsold
as ten. They are taken w hen as young as
two years. Tlm I 'hi... em K, l..i.. i.u
children Into liomeslu the Wosie'm sisi..
Wisconsin, lown and Nebraska and
they are continually receiving appli
cations. Whenever ono child is
sent there are sure to bo applications
from tho saino placo for nioro. Neighbors
will talk about the Incident.' Tlie Joneses,
w ho hoar of the society, have no ihildren.
They decide that thov will (ukn u Utile
hoy to raise, and they notify the MHtiety.
When heisstMit to (hem. neallv .Ire ,.,e,l
and bright looking, thev are pleased. The
neighbors t ilk about what a nice looking
fellow tlio little orphan is, and the Smiths,
who have recently lost a child or who
have never had ono, decide that llu v will
take o little gill, if they can get ll.o' kind
tliey waul. They send a ilt-M-ription of
their preferenco lo the society, und soon a
littlo girl, such a-s they havo asked (or, is
sent to llienu So it goes, until twenty or
thirty homes have been found iu everv
community for homolcs children, 'liere
is a treat demand for litllo biue-oved.
II ixen haired girls. There are nlwavs
lliatlV lllMlli.'lltiollrf for lit. on nil II'. t m'..l
tho demand largely exceeds the aupi'ilv."
"Will anv Cll'ort ho nimle lii In.li oi.i to
Und homos (or tinfortuiiato children?"
"1 hhall mako it my duty to inform the
people who havo such children in their
care lio.v homos cau he found for them
aud place them in convipoinleuco with
such o.gani.'Uiona ns that iu Chicago."
Srw rnsliliMi In l lonrri.
Necklets of ll.iwors nro fashionable, also
hop trimming. Points reign iu cml.roid
cr.es, both deep and narrow. Feathery
grasses, small BunMower and Virginia
creeper are soon on tlierwvll dining tables,
smuggled in through lsuil by the ungodly,
l.recii in nil Khailo is seen in hlippers.
Watches are inserted In the Iocs, tienllo
men consitqiienlly siobeconiing very near
sighted and vcrv punclii.il.
I 'al m leaf und Persian shnwl putterni
appear constantly iu all cIumos of giKi.ls.
I'.iH'llshmon Use mileh inure canvas lltld
still cllect in lapol and collar than the
Aiih iicaiis, who favor the soft cllect lit
Jap inese crepe, an ideal r-umnicr fabric
s'roi'g'v reseinbhiig "kriuklv secrsiii ker"
or w Into China silk, is a sine i hi a ; to have
in voiir Hiiiiiuier w ir.liiihe, llm (ewer
wash die.t.-t .t you take to the se.i.,oorj the
"Front, Itutlons!" The luHlou i u ,;. I in
the I l.iceloire detoiutious aie hi.iii.lv works
ol itrl. 1 haw a act to. I iv at ;.,o a .1 ,. u -
irregular sbais-d pi.H'eii, "Units poi trai't"
on poiceuiin, s t in rhie.tono bo nis.
'1 lies.) latter, by tlio wav, are i vlem.v. ly
Ued ill the baud t'lqbioitli red f i .nil
br. alths, panels and lapels of evening
d i eves.
l.o.ik out (or the fish-scilo b liiv!
Tlie ooijilealan nf u.iaieKt.
I'ro-ii Uie X. w V.nlt Kte.il i. I'.oU
'1 lie .s'enule now si licit ;l I leqmb;;,
to 117 1 1, ncu rats. I( Montana g es I .
cr.ilie next (all lllid Iho olhcr tlneo
Stales Kcpul.li.'.in, tlio ui per br.in. b of
Congre.-a will have li lleml'!ii ins mi I .'.'I
Deiii.N r its. Tbu lloiite of I;, pres. i.'a
lives, aee.it ling lo the roll lis uiudti up by
tho V .elk oi tint liitl lloiite, pioiiutea lo
C ili.HI ul ll. I liepulihciis to lol l. uio
crals Iroin the existing tluilv-eigbt Males,
arid Ilie new r-'aic-i, on Iho ha-rn alxit e hi
. li. .lied, would aw. II iho strength of th
t to pintles lo 1 t.S l.'.'publlr.un und P.J
Ircb terlnu 4ialua In lit" Metl.
(ix years s-o there were but two m !(
anppordng churchci In the I'ros'.ytcrinn
SuhhI iu Oregon, mid they worn in Fort
laud. Then there were but two . bur. lies
iu l'orlland, one in heattlc, one iu Tocoma
and oao Just begun lu Kpokano Fads.
Now in and aloul I'orilsnd thero are
oielit oiguu.'.l church', ono Chinese
iiiikhIoii, and two inmuon stations; in
N alllti there urn two oigiinied i burches
and one luiwioii; In Tacoui.1 Iwo cliun le s
and another in rontctnplaiinii, mil iu
Spokauu rails thero are now two,
rroa I ha lleral.L
Hollo-I've pit a great secret (r you.
Flora. lon't iiionllon It lor tho world.
I'm engaged. Hero's my engagement ring.
Isn't il a beauty.
Flora (examining thi rlngi I'litrive I.
And to Harry hiM-ncer, too. Well. I de
"Who loll you who it wa..?"
"Whv, that was my engagement ring
(or awhile. I diopiM'd Harry last antniii. r
when bis I.ither Went iluwn iu the wut .it
Urnlrrl tlsUnl-llaa Slulll tai nr. Pol III-
At the Wluiigtl ipjieui Club, en election
lirst Perfect (ientlouiau (hi a whisper)
iol your billots IUj.I y. l, old man?
r-'coond I'orfecl lielilleiiiail (eniilldeii-
llallvl Not qnil". I've on'v go f.uly
llins' ma le, and 1 waul to tlrop City,
I-list I'.tleit I.. Iltli lll.ltl We.l. I.Hik
sliiop, and gel lb. in in iH'fote the poll
i'Iok'S. We can't sllord lu l.i thoso black-
Ciiaids rim this club, if wo havo to vote
eeJy d. a I ine.uber sineu tho year one.
A irnt tlnslnrM
The New York ..atol!liv ia the largest
hiiMheni islablishin iil.a'Iec'liig Iho great
est li i un 1 ol iM'oplu under Hie Ooveiu-
ini'iit ( (he l inlo-l Halts. It d. liveis
and toll.t'ls eveiy year, a It ll i ill ht of lot
ter, pasra, etc., six times ss mini rout
as Iho culiru population of Iho Fiiioii. ll
ban ilisi In nu ll year over s ysi-i.o si in
money mder InHums, while iitowure-
iH'ipIs ars over f , "!.( M, an I ti ss-l
revenue ol llm tioveiuuioiit la $:'.,'.' sl.osl.
A I It It el Inr Ilia I'rlrHtt.
fmrn I tip I til'ji:.. II. tsM.
'Muther iloesn I think sho will go In the
theater Willi US tonight, Albert.
"Is that so? I've g"l three Insets.
What shall wo do with Ihu th id nne.' '
"i.ite it lo tho uno Unit you a. ways gi
oul to as' iN lseeti the n. Is. lie call ail
with us and you won't have to go oul to
IbsW hal of a I'nrl
rroin llis rt'i t ' i i ' ! I' nm Vtv-t.
Dudlev Aw Bloislgoud, do me twovv-
saha III the call?
Bloo.Igo.sl -Yes, Dudley, they III you
I rein Hit Triv lls.ua t iprea.
Mr. N. I'et k I never spoko crow to my
wife but oiks).
Thompson Ijuito remarkable, that.
Mr. N. IVck-Not so Very. No this
Tiir.aa ia ruinforl for His mail with s pre-
In.ilur. ly gray heard In llm klngli nil's v,
!,, a.i.r ll iirtrr Islla lo color su I v. n lm n
ur li'sea a uio' U tkiiruX
AN EASTER BONNET.
Oh, well worthy of a norms!
la the ilnlnly tilt to Ix.iui.'t
That mi wllo will wear uu Emtr
When Jicn.M'S loclinrch with nii
'llr riMion, lure ana leather
lilfiiillnit prettily lojc th. r
UnkM a 111111 most tx.iiijiie
A ud a work of art to m
When It's time to wear the bonncl
llv the mirror hn will Ion It,
Ami I'll ret her ninlle of triumph
An she, l.ln.liliix, turn' lo show
Me I. ml liiv.-ly Foster trvaiiri
llm her t'yt's w ,, dunce with pleasnrt
A t mv sne nt nilmlr.illiiii
And the .raic 1 u ill iKitow.
Then I'll walk bo-l l flat bonnet
i.l-.iK'liiir, oh, h i frouillv on It,
J n Hie ul leiiu i:.vii,r ui. riling
V itli tin. it.".r.M u ie mi i u ili.
Ami I'll ih.iIio th .uti'iiilou
(Whlrli liiliemurd will imntlon)
lleil thi' other iv.'uni'ii pty It
h'or ll lie.uity au I lit world.
Mi, nil wnrliv ol a onrct
li the ilileitv li.llr ln.nii 0
Tlnti till Iju.t.r iic;-t he Uhllnj
All lit ul.irv mi ! shetf ;
Pui the i (.,.... t ihluir nhont It
li-tlio.i!;li iiihei liiui .ni.u iloMbt It
Tli il my nil,., i -Hve mv k -t,
I'hniU '.l ,:ni i.i.i .' iliiilVr-elf.
' t. I ,1 ,,, ii .V.iti IVii IPurul
1 Im Hllelien Usrden.
Farmers, in some instances, do not aonm
to appreciate tlio value thero ia in Imvlnir
a strictly llrsUclass vogotablo garden to
supply tho homo table wilh. Tho old-
time diet ol pork. teg. hog. ham and sans.
ago seems to bo the menu that many
limners bavo adopted as tho standard,
With an occasional intrusion of nnlntoea.
turnips and boiled cabbage. The kitchen
cardeti should tie one ul tho lending things
on every farm, and should contain all
kinds of vegetables, and planted in sucees
Klnn wo that (he (able can be liberally sup
plied all through the season. Fresh vego
labli s, kiicIi as could be had directly from
the garden on the farm, are tho most
appiopriale aud seasonable fond that could
bo furnished nn.l tln.v im nm i,tn..K
superior in ll ivor and general excellence
io uiose i uui nave i no poxed or hauled
to innikei as it a peach that riX'liB
iiiitunllv on the tree over ono that
is plucked hall noo and allowed lo
liliell ill a box. H ivh Vnur Lil.'l.n mr.
den, 1111. 1 let it li" near' the hoiiso whore
iuo women m eo is:,!,., it ii lipty, as they
will iiulii ally havo to gather the vegela
bios as they uie leouircd tor the meals,
l ot there bo rows ol atrawlieiry vines,rap-Is-rry,
bl.i. kboiry and ruiraut vines, along
Ul'.lli.t Mrb.ir .ill. n ,1 ... I..-. in it ..1,1.
-I ' ..i. ... ., niu,
two or three ; . varieties of irrapes, and
at tin chtrunee gale some lilacs, soinn
i.tsn-r .iii.-n, iiuea io I'le villi. nno BOI1I0
of the nthrr old timu lloweis. They will
ll.it iilllv ol.'l.l.l.'il (ho li.-.,-r .. a i ff.'t. a. . I
1.' ...... lol... . l: u . . i . i. ... it i .
daii'gliieis, but a iioii .iietof thrtn on the
hlbli.iirililitlerti.il.. oul onlv n.hlu nr .-
Itl.ll ll.t ll.tt I'll! f liftf d.. I..,,- 1 .Mrtllu ll.A
.... ... ... . , ... ll.o
iluiner mom etijov.iblo. Let the garden
be of g mv si.'., so it mav contain lots of
toothsome thin ;t, an I lay it out In soiiltl
soil of lies gi ll..i will iic pleasing to tho
eye; such, 111 (ant, that von can feel proud
10 snow our visitors tiuil you have
lun.i-niue un. I g.10 I u lea.
Ili'tinius 'i.in a hi 1.
Froin P 1. W -ho. hoi ',-t
Plunder M:itiln tts tells a good story of
iho ethic d li.ilu . meit of ilie I'. 1st on t'.O
wild and w..oly Wet. A young Boeto
Ulan, rt arcd beneath tho brow of Beacon
Hill ami cdiic.iled at llaivaid, went to
Tot is and turned cowboy, llo rapidly
caught tho mi iti it ol tin country and as
rapidly hluNik oil the out nurd t einl l.inivs
ol tend. iI.m, led 1. ist -rn habit. Rough
li'Mliled, li'iilhor '!.! I. aolllbrero as Wldtl SS
tho widsu, 4Joi.idi.-r t.'olti uu bis
lilpa, lis W.ts Willi ss tbo wildest.
Yel wittiin Ilia I1.m1.111 alill burned the
thine ol Boa'ori culture snd rel.noiiieiiU
Dim day lie was rid.ng wi'h stranger
sere's the prairp. Tinning Ms In a I sinl
ileiily (he was aiighilv ahea.ll he saw his
isinip.uiioii mi. kit a o-i'iiious mot 1011
low. 11. 1 bis hip p k kt't. W11I10111 hesiialion
he drew his levoiter and sle-t bun. Tint
arranger dr-.p-1 like .1 log. 1 he cowtsiy
.ii-.iooiiiili.il nn.l lin.kod al the Ixsly o( his
MCI 1 III.
"I w .ii leridio waa re illv going to about
iiii-V" bo ax!.l-M.irix-L "I'll m-o."
1 inning llu. hodv 11 it. be tb.seovi-n-,1
llisk of vtlutky protruding Iroin tho
"I'.Hir I -How! lie raid in a tone nf ro
grot. "Ivnini-ltta mis sko. I've killed
nil inn. s cut mail, and a g. nll. inau at that.
He w.isii I t.'o,ii( In abiMit me: be w.neo.
ing to invile 1110 In have a drink. Well,"
heaigln-d, dr itttng Ida sli-evo ni rovi Ins
inoutli, "the last whIiis of tho Oeceased
shall bo n speel. d. "
Onllltt-tl All aMkrm.
Frt-'ii tlio Id-as-i 7ei.es.
Vis.b-r (in Imie of geiille rejroif)-I
sii hm', auntie, y.m have never bad the
npjsiiiutiily ol Joining an anti-tobacco so
Anntlo (nged liM' laws, yes, liorievl
(I'lailng live 11ml (,n top i( pipe.) I've
had ibfi liiin. eo( jiuin' 1 pu'f 1 111 any a one
ip'iir. imrt 1 in mv 1 1 ui... Koiiriit-n of 'nm
have 1 pull I .h-1 right tore. 0110 after II.
otli. r. . lot- 1 ('.nne o (he Ion 11. ubout
ipuir; 11.11. lydhree ) nrr ago (pulf, pull).
'In tturh la SI anil.
Iroin Pir I I ! I h 4 t.s,...
Iiraon H 'dii"s Wad, by gum! Tlietn
'ere l'rtdub,l.ii!s la 1 arrvin' things with
S lii.h ban I, s ems to iuo.
1 r it-it-1 h .l are ll.. y u;i to now?
IS icii ll. .hem- - by, I see by the pa-
t rlbal ovei 111 l!ui-keii they've not only
liuiiiiiiab l a iiihii lur .vl.iv-ir, but they a
iioiii ii.ii. ,t iiii.i:, r in.ui lor Wuter lo-gia
( r. I s'pt.-e he's to M-o that cveiy ciiiicii
sw .lis .lou a .vi-.il 11 amount u' water
every d..y, win ll.t r he wants it or 110L
Hoiara In W Ull.
t'i..ia tlx- A It.. t,t 1 1 1. .01. it'. 111.
Fpoii iiiteiiug the solid it is her first
robe, Iii .1 wh,.- gown she is brought (or
bipli'in. Mi J s.iya her piaycis in white,
aud kneels f-r 1 -'iiilinuiion in apotlca
while, Mil- is III III let in Whit", and llllor
Hud r-hi lives i.,.r 1I1-- w hue irarui'-nl thus
( In r youth in the rt.bt-s she makea lor
h-r 1 hil-li.-ii, anlwln-n h -r Is. k is ended
she lol. Is bor whita ban. 'a and lies down
lo net pin a aliroiid us white as her soul.
A teller llamr.
Ir.-i.i ti c ItartHitl Imilu.k.ii.
D iir Father. I am w -!l, and stn study
ing bird. Wo h.ivo ju-t reached "D.
In. 111 1" lu Pol. Fe -ti. lhe aii'plv isatwavs
xpial o llm .It 111 1:1 1. Please aeii I uie tr.'-J.
l out alb'i'lion ito on, J. I.o tli it.
l.rtilHS ItiiWH Is llnslnraa.
I r .111 th.- I'l.ll 1 e I...s lii .i.lu r.
Ch.iriuing Yi-uiig Amateur to Manag.-r
I can do Juliet, l'stluuo, Parthi ins aii-l
a half doen olhrr alls verv well. The
critics any i.iv art is Won leifuL
Vsnager (eoiileiiiiitiioilsly)-Bosh! Who
i.k.. ...... I,el....
si a 4 v y.
I rem H int 1 I'.iiar.
le.iier - ll.-ro is a lowly luiis (J 1 .torzo
ctiM-k, nn I here Is cue ol Ixmis Qulnso.
Mis. Bui kiiiglinm Bobinson I am fa
milinr wi'h the (.j istoti- gjds, but never
1 11-11 1 .1 of t'u iif't. 1 (irt'sunie bo Is a Krench
man. !-. I'll laks the llrst ono you
Mo-I 'Kg- AmSHUaa.
"Well. w'i. n 1 die. I want in gn
llsav, u." " V.ul lay Wcreaiiibilioiu.''