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Vp Ho High.
In the tree-tops, in the tree-tops,
Up so higa, up so high,
. A little bird sat chirping
When the spring flitted by.
An I she built as nice a nest there
As ever you did spy.
In the tree-tops, in the tree-tops,
Up so high, up so high,
A little bird sat waiting
When summer flitted by.
Bo happy after teaching
Her little ones to fly.
In the tree-tops, in the tree-tops,
Up so high, up so high,
A little bird sat singing
When autumn flitted by.
Then she fle\/ away so swiftly
To the South, i wonder why?
Coal Girls of Japan.
Young girls in Japan are employed
to perform a task which cannot be
done in the same time and with the
same ease by any other body of work
folk in the world.
. They are engaged at the different
ports In loading the large steamers
with coal. The coal barges are swung
alongside the vessel, from stem to
stern of which is hung a series of
platforms, the broadest nearest the
base and diminishing as they rise. On
each of these platforms a girl stands.
Men on the barges fill baskets con
taining about two buckets of coal each
and pass them to the girl standing on
the lowest platform. She passes them
to the girl above her, and a continuous
and unbroken line of baskets passes
into the vessel from 10 in the morning
until 4 in the afternoon.
The girls will handle from 60 to 70
baskets of coal a minute and over a
thousand tons of coal a day. This
really arduous toil they perform as
if it were mere play, for they keep up
a running fire of jokes, and their
laughter is continuous. ' tey often
break into a song, the notes of which
are clear, melodious and stimulating.
A Little Wasbincton.
One day in spring Geordie found a
tiny cherry tree growing in a corner of
the grounds. When he t old papa about
his "find," papa said he might have
that tree for his very own.
How proud Geordie was of his tree.
He watched it closely that spring, wa
tered it several times a day, and tried
to wait patiently for the cherries to
come. Papa laughed some times and
said: "You don't give your 'baby' a
chance to grow, Geordie."
Soon the "baby" was covered with
tiny blossoms and Geordie knew that
that meant cherries by and by. He ran
In to tell Momsie: "Bushels and bush
els of cherries, Momsie, and every sin
gle one of 'em for you!*
"Dear me!" said Momsie "I
should get sick eating all those cher
ries, Geordie. You'll have to help me."
And Geordie hugged her anl promised
that he would.
But a week later a big storm cam?,
and the ground beneath the little tree
was strewn with torn petals. Geordie
'most cried when he saw it. "Only one
branchful of flowers left, Momsie."
But that one branch danced, in the
warm breezes, and pretty soon the
blossoms fell off of themselves, and
Geordie could see the little, hard,
green cherries there.
"I counted 15 cherries, Momsie, tru
ly I .did. It ain't-I mean it isn't
so many ns we thought/' he said dolt~
fully, bnt soon he brightened up again;
"Well, you can't get sick eating wily
15 cherries, Momsie."
Just then Harr id Conklin came over
to play, bringing his fireman's suit and
his red express wagon. "Let's play
fire," said Geordie, "and the trees can
be the burning houses."
"All right," said Harold. He usu
ally did say that to everything Geordie
So off dashed the cxpress^'wagon,
drawn by two prancing .feorses, and
drew up before a burnJ?g barn, near
the "baby" tree; but io you or me the
barn would have looked like an old
stump. There the firemen alighted and
swarmed up to che top of the blazing
"We can xihop this rotten old stump
if we. like," said one brave fireman.
"Papa's going to cut it down some
"All right," replied the other. So
Geordie and he hacked away until
Geordie, with one sharp blow, broke
off a great limb, which went crashing
down almost on top of Harold.
Now, I don't know how it happened,
biit the falling limb crashed through
the "baby" tree, and the dear little
branch that bore the cherries was split
off close to the trunk.
Poor Geordie. He threw himself on
the grass and cried a?d cried, till Har
old, after vainly trying to comfort him,
ran home very much frightened.
Still Geordie lay there, till at last
somebody came and took him in her
lap, shaking with sobs, and said:
"Don't cry so hard, dearie. Moosie is
sorry that Harold broke your little
tree, but papa will give you another,
and next year there will be two trees
full of cherries."
Then Geordie's sobs ceased and he
lifted up Lt* head bravely. "But,
Momsie, it wawn't Harold that brok,?
my 'baby.' It was me-" he choked,
then went on-"I chopped the old
stump-it was a barn, you know-and
it fell-and broke my troc all to pieces
-so I mustn't have 'no .her tree 'causo
I broke this one."
And to Geordie's surprise, Momsie
hugged him tighter and kissed him
and called him her "brave little Wash
So Geordie waited another year for
his cherries, but next time the "baby"
tree was loaded down, and Mo:jsie
really did have "bushels and bushels"
of cherries, all that she could eat
As we walk through the winter
woods, we shall feel that they are less
deserted if we remember that many of
the creatures which added so much to
the Interest of our summer rambles
are quite close to us, even though we
can neither see nor hear them. In this
hollow stump, a family of flying squir
rels are sound asleep; beneath that
grcat'tree trunk, bright colored snakes
are colled round each other In a ball
which would fill a water pail. In tho
side of the hill, there, a pair of wood
chucks are curled up and wrapped in
deepest slumber, and among the damp
leaves and earth with which they
blocked the entrance to tbeir burrow, a
great, green frog squats, waiting for
But a prettier creature than any of
these is the little chirping squirrel, or
chipmunk, whose burrow is under that
old fence, and who, with the rest of
his family, Is now lying suug and warm
In a nest of leaves and grass perhaps
10 feet from the entrance.
i ha?e heard the chipmunk referred
to ns "tho painted squirrel," and cer
taiuly no other of our little fur beareri
is more beautifully marked than he.
His back is brownish gray, with seven
longitudinal stripes-five of them black
and two oi them of a yellowish tinge.
There is a small black ?pot above his
nose, his forehead is orange, and his
underparts are white. Or isionally al
binos are seen, and now and then one
is found which is jet black. The body
i?; rather slender and graceful in its
curves, and the tail only moderately
bushy. All the feet are delicately
formed, the hind ones having five toes
and the front ones four toes and the
rudiment of a thumb.
The most interesting thing about the
mouth of the chipmunk is the fact that
he has two cheek pouches, one on
either side, each with an opening be
tween tue incisor and molar teeth.
These pouches are his market baskets,
and in them he can carry the nuts,
seeds and berries on which he feeds.
He is a very agile l?tele fellow, and
of a playful disposition. From early
spring until the fall he may be seen
in almost any New England wood,
scampering in and out of the
walls and stone heaps, ci sitting on a
stump near the entrance of his bur
row, eating a cherry pit or a hazel
nut As one watches him sitting there
so calmly he seems to have his mind
cn nothing but what he is eating, yet
another step may be clough to send
him squeaking to the farthest corner
of his underground retreat.
He is not a tree climbs; that is to
say, he doesn't care fui climbing; but
if he is surprised away from home he
will often dash up a tree for several
feet and hang there, with his body
pressed close to the trunk, until the
danger is over. But he looks most un
comfortable, and is doubtless very glad
to get down again.
The chipmunk usually makes his
burrow under the roots of a tree, in a
bank, or beneath an old wall 01 stone
heap. There is a main tunnel, often
more or less winding, which contains
a nest large enough to accommodate
a family of five or six. From this run
lateral galleries, which are used as
storehouses, and into these the thrifty
little fellow carries food all through
the autumn and until stopped by the
cold weather. Among the provisions
thus stored away are hickory nuts, ha
zel nuts, wheat, buckwheat, acorns and
grass seeds. When out gathering these
good things he stuffs them into his
cheek pouches and then scampers
home, looking very much like a boy
with toothache on both sides of his
face. He generally pauses for a mo
ment at the mouth of the burrow, and
then darts down into it to discharge
his cargo. In a few minnies he is back
again, with all the swelling gone from
his face, and away he goes for another
load. When carrying hickory nuts he
has been observed to bite off the sharp
ends before putting them into his
When the cold weather sots in he re
tires to his snug nest, aud through the
winter, when hunger prompts him, he
goes into the storehouse for refresh
ments. The galleries no doubt also
afford him an opportunity to stretch
his limbs and take a little exercise
occasionally. He evideni'y makes al
lowance for very long winters, as
there is often a good deal of food left
over when the warm weather comes
On sunny afternoons in the latter
part of February and the beginning of
March, the chipmunk comes out for
_a breath of fresh air, _ua to sun him
hour or so. As the weather gets warm
er he stays out longer, until by and by
he is out all day long.
The young, four or five in number,
are usuaj?y born in May. There is
probably another litter late in the sum
mery These little fellows make very
beautiful, gentle peta If kept in con
. finement, however, they should have
plenty of room, and constant care ls
required to keep them happy and in
good health. They should never be
kept at large where there are cats or
dogs, for sooner or later they are sure
to be killed. A beautiful squirrel 1
had not long ago skipped j-way from
me as I was feeding it, and it was
killed by a cat before I had a chance
to move in its defence.
The chief enemy of the chipmunk is
the white weasel. Hawks and owls,
foxes, minks and wildcats all prey upon
him whenever they get the chano,
but once in his burrow he can set all
these at defiance. The weasel alone,
with his long, snaky body, can follow
him to the very end of his tunnel, and
in a few minutes can kill him and ali
his family by biting through their
Chipmunk hirut/if catinot be held up
as a saint, for ho is vary partial to
birds' eggs and fonder still of young
1 ?rds. Perhaps il is just as well that
his climbing pow-;;s are no tetter than
they are. It i? that fa.it alone which
prevents him from being as great a
rascal as th? led squirrel.-Ernest
Howard Baynes, in Hartford Times.
With tho Tirte.
"Few people have any idea of how
fast the tide runs or of how far it
will carry an object in a very few
hours," said the Captain of one of the
Dock Department's steam launches.
"Not very long ago a raft of forty or
fifty piles broke up and went adrift
one night at the foot of East Twenty
fourth street. As these piles cost all
the way from $8 to $220 apiece, they
were worth chasing, so just as soon
as the loss was discovered in the
morning I started out.
"Thc search continued down the
East River and along the Brooklyn
side through Buttermilk Channel, but
without results. Over on the south
shore of Governors Island we found
eight or ten of the missing sticks. We
ran along down by Bay Ridge, and had
about decided to abandon our efforts,
when we reached Fort Hamilton. But
we thought we might as well make
a good job of it, and a little way fur
ther on, just beyond the Narrows,
and around on the north side of
Gravesend bay, we found about half
of the wayward piles. They had trav
eled down there, a distance of about
ten miles, on one tide, and I thought
at the time that it is small wonder
that so many drowned bodies are nev
er recovered in these parts."-New
The Sins of the rather*.
"Do you think the sins of the fath
ers are visited on the sons?"
"Well, I don't know. Sometimes
-when I see and read about the sons
of some of our great men it strikes me
that if they are proof of that doctrine
their dads must have been pretty bad
The Snndpnper Tree.
The sandpaper tree grows In the
forests of Uganda, and has leaves
which for their roughness resemble a
cat's tongue. This rasping quality ls
very useful, as the natives employe
the leaves in polishing their clubs and
j apear handles.
Sayings of the Little Folks.
Little Margie-Does a body have to
pay to get into heaven?
Johnny-Yes; you have to be good.
Life is Growing Longer.
Prom statistics and certain changes in our
method? of living, it has been proven that life
is being steadily lengthened. We are justified
in believing thia when wp conBider tho great
advance made in medicine during the past
fifty yeare, the most noteworthy of them
being Hostetter'8 Stomach Bitters. This ideal
medicine cures headache, sour stomach, belch
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the nerves, induces eound sleep aud prevents
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The sign painter, at least, can always
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Greek fire was probably made of bitu
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MnulVinslow's Soothing: Syrup for children
teething, soften the gums, reduces inflamma
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Wow they are using a grass-cutting au
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Pilo's Cure is tho best medicine we ever used
for all affections of throat and lungs.-Wie
0. EKDSLEX, Vanburen, Ind., Peb. 10,1900.
Gold pens were first made in 1840. Their
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A Ch ri otitia s Philosophen
He asks throe great gifts-Health, Wealth
and Happiness I Then give him Garfield Tea,
it brings Good Health, promotes Happiness
and makes tho pursuit of Wealth possible.
A married man's love doesn't grow cold
so long as his breakfasts are kept warm.
"About a year ago roy hair was
I coming out very fast, so I bought
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stopped the falling and made my
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Boydston, Atchison, Kans.
There's another hunger
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Hungry hair needs food,
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The less luck a man has the inore
he despises it. <
Some smiles look as though they had
been soaked in vinegar.
The girl who ls never seen to fblush
may have been born to blush unseren.
Marriage ls tho greatest lott?ry ol
life-and lotteries are Illegal. \
Slight no man because of his poverty
and esteem no man becauso of his
Sometimes a man is judged by ?is
appearance and sometimes by hia dis
Respectability may be contaglou,
but folks can't always catch, lt when
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Bonnets are now made to matjch
gowns, but, strange t? Say, no onie
thinks of trying to make them rnSjch
If a married woman knows which
side of her biscuit the jam ls on, she
will never repeat the fool things her
husband said during their courtship.
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We may all be generous to a fault when
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A woman's lace may be her fortune, but
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Tetterlne In Texas.
"I enclose 50c. in stamps. Mail me one or
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HOW TSE BIRDS TALK.
SOME POSSESS QUITE AN EXTEND
' ED VOCABULARY.
It Is a Mistake to Credit Thora AV ?th
Anything Corresponding to Art-cuhito
Speech - A Itoosier's Angry Words -
Canaries Aro Seldom Good Talkers.
That birds and fowls are able to
talk and to make themselves under
stood by each other, is a fact suffi
ciently obvious. Yet their conversa
tional powers are considered more or
less mysterious, very little being
known on the subject. Few persons
have thought it worth while to study
the matter, which, from the viewpoint
of the student of na';ure. may fairly
be regarded as of mor.- than ordinary
There is a scientist attached lo the
Smithsonian institution, Mr. Nelson R.
Wood, who has made the language of
birds a lifelong study. Not only is he
able to understand a good deal that
birds say, but he can talk to many
feathered creatures so as to make him
self understood by them. He says that
some birds possess quite an extended
vocabulary; but he adds that it would
be a mistake to credit them with any
thing corresponding to articulate
speech, or to suppose that they are
able to cit down and converse with
one another in the ordinary sense of
Feathered species differ very much
in their talking powers. The perching
birds, as a rule, have but a small vo
cabulary, whereas the Avidest range of
speech is found in chickens and tur
keys-very likely because they have
so many enemies, and must be able
to utter Avarning notes, both to each
ether and to their young.
The turkey has a note which signi
fies immediate danger overhead, and
this is different from the sharp and
rapid call that means imminent peril
from something on the ground, as a
rat, for example. A hawk seen in th?
distance calls forth yet another cry.
A fourth note is of defiance, a fifth of
pain, and a sixth of complaint or re
monstrance (as when the turkey is
being driven). When feeding in an
open meadow a call is uttered different
from that voiced in high grass or
bushes, Avhere the flock is to be kept
together. There is a summons to cali
together scattered members of the
flock; a social note, in a manner con
versational, is also peculiar; and at
night the turkeys on guard have a spe
The vocabulary of chickens, accord
ing to Mr. Wood, is really quite ex
tensive, though many of their notes,
possessing different meanings, are so
much alike that thi? untrained observ
er cannot tell them apart. Those u?ed
for bushing the young to sleep, and far
warning, arc closely similar. Most peo
ple will be surprised to learn that the
eA'ery-day hen has three distinct songs'.
One of them she utters while seeking
her nest to lay; another is a call to
lier mate Avhen she is separated from
him; and a third appears to signify
mere abstraction-a crooning to her
self while, perhaps, she is hunting for
The rooster has a song of his own,
though perhaps few persons have heard
lt He uses it only occasionally. It is
a low, fine whistling, and he will utter
it sometimes on a dark day Avhen going
to roost, or when resting in a corner
There ls a lot of interesting material
for study in the way two cocks oppose
let us say, stands erect, gives a defiant
chuckle, and drops one wing. This
means fight. If the adversary lOAvers
his tail, draAvs his wings up over his
back, raises the feathers behind his
comb slightly, and begins to sing like
a hen, the indication is of meekness
and fear, and presently he will retreat,
avoiding a combat. The fighting roos
ter utters a short, sharp note.
The parrot has quite an extensive
A'ocabulary in its native forest. As
might be supposed, when it has escaped
from captivity it does not forget what
it learned Avhile a prisoner, and par
rots released from bondage have fre
quently been heard talking to their
Avild companions in civilized human
The parrot ranks high in the scale
of intelligence, and unquestionably un
derstands thc meaning of some of the
words it utters. Mr. Wood once knew
a polly that said "Good morning*' early
in the clay, "Goodby" at noon, and
"Guod night" in the evening It never
made a mistake in these salutations
nor mixed them up. Its accuracy in
this regard could only be explained on
the supposition that it understood the
meaning of the words and had a notion
of the time of day.
This parrot lived next door to a
house that had a squeaky gate. Long
alter the gate was mended, so that it
squeaked no longer, Polly would utter
a shriek in imitation of the familiar
sound every time it saw the lady who
occupied the dwelling cross the road
in its direction. Stories of this kind
might be multiplied without number,
going to show that parrots connect
with ideas the vocal sounds Avhich they
The crow knows that a man Avith a
gun is dangerous, and on seeing him
it will utter a note of alarm. Another
note is of intense fear and Avarning to
the young, as if to say: "Keep still
and hide." A third cry is of affection
for the young, for each other, or for
the bird's owner. The crow is one of
the most affectionate of birds, and
Avhen tamed shows many signs of love
for its master. One ol' its notes is a
guttural mixture of gabbling sounds,
uttered perhaps when it is sitting on a
branch in the woods, and apparently
indicating a bubbling over of good
If a crow sitting on a tree branch
sccs other crows passing overhead it
salutes them with a note that has a
rising inflection; the passing crows re
ply with a note that has a falling in
flection. One thing that birds of this
kind are much afraid of is a dead croAv;
they think that something must have
killed it and are afraid to come near
lest a like fate befall themselves.
Canaries arc not especially good talk
ers, yet they have a great deal more to
say for themseh-es than most people
suppose. They have three distinct
songs-one addressed to the mate, an
other signifying anger, and a third to
indicate pleasure. If a female be taken
away from her spouse, the latter will
sing madly and persistently, but it ia
a sign of distress and not of cheerful
ness. Then there is the companionship
note, as it might ba called-a "twit,
twit" of contentment-uttered as the
canaries hop from perch to perch. A
low cry of warning is given when
something flashes past the Avindow or
flies overhead. Again, there is a note
of calling to each other, or to the
owner. Very affectionate birds arc ca
naries, though they have many family
Though "the voloe of the turtle" ls
familiar in classical literature, ucit.her
turtledoves ?or oilier kinds of pig^ms
are good talkers. They are not very
intelligent, indeed, as birds go, and
they have few notes. There is a noce
of mourning, another to call the mate
to the nest, and a sort of "ooo" which
by a slight variation is made to indi
cate either anger or pleasure.
"The farmyard," says Mr. Wood, "is
the place to study the talk of feath
ered creatures, and if you wish to un
derstand something about it, the best
thing to do is to associate familiarly
with the chickens and the turkeys that
are the everyday companions of human
beings."-Rene Bache, in the Saturday'
NOT HIS LUCKY DAY.
The Commissary Culled the Boxeur A
Hero, but Locked Him Up Over Nigh!'.
One evening, late, Jean Loqueteux
decided that it was time to go home.
By that he. meant a bench under a
chestnut tree on the Place d'Anvers,
where had slept during the last few
weeks. Famished, he had only made
two cents-two foreign coins at that
at the entrance of the vaudeville thea
tre, opening the door of a cab.
"Such hard luck," remarked the poor
man, talking to himself. "If I had only
two sous, two sous to buy a crust of
bread in the morning."
Dragging painfully his ill clad per
son, hungry, suffering besides from ill
ness, he resumed his walk toward the
bench under the chestnut tree, hoping
that he would meet a providential man
willing to part with 10 centimes, the
price of his breakfast. Suddenly he
stumbled against something in the
darkness. Was it worth the trouble
to look and see what it could be? Who
knows? Providence has little regard
for the poor, yet she is kind to them ,
at times; ne had found once a leg of
mutton in the mud; maybe this time
it was a chop.
And he picked up the object.
"Humph! This time I am deceived.
It is no good to eat."
Not one, net even a sergeant de ville,
could be seen in thc street. Jean Lo
queteux wont under a lamp-post to
examine what he had in his hand.
"Well," he said aloud, "this is fun
'Ine object was a black pocketbook
containing 10.000 francs in government
bills, but no letters, no cards, nothing
to identify the owner.
"To think," he remarked to himself,
"that some people carry 10,000 francs
in that way in their pockets. It is
enough to make any one sick. And
now I have to go to the rclice station,
out of my way, and I am so tired. De
cidedly I have no luck tonight."
And Jean Loqueteux went to the po
lice station, where he experienced all
kinds of trouble trying to see the
commissary, on account of his dilapi
dated appearance. Finally, the mag- 1
istrate consented to receive him.
"M. Commissary," he said very po
litely, handing the ./ortfolio, "I have
"And, naturally, there is nothing in
"Look for yourself, M. Commissary."
This gentleman opened the pocket
book, saw the bills, which he counted
"Ten thousand francs! An enormous
amount of money, my friend! You are
a brave man, an honest man, a hero!
Do you know that?"
Jean Loqueteux remained very quiet,
only repeating: "To think that some
people carry in that way 10,000 francs
in their pockets."
The commissary was considering the
vagrant with more astonishment than
"And you have found this? There
is no use talking, you are a hero. What
is your name?"
"What is your profession?"
"I have none."
"Then I suppose you have an In
come. Where do you live?"
"Alas, Commissary, I am a poor beg
gar; I have no residence."
"What? No residence? This is as
tonishing. He has no residence," re
marked thc commissary. Then, ad
dressing Jean Loqueteux he added:
"You have no residence. Therefore
you are a vagrant. You are a hero, ?
evidently. Yes, you are a hero. But
you are also a vagrant, and I am com
pelled to apply the law. Here is the
pocketbook; no doubt about that. You
may receive a reward, possibly five
francs, if tho owner is discovered.
But this does not altar the fact that
you live in a state of vagrancy. Be
lieve me, it would have been much bet
ter for you to find a residence than to
find a pocketbook containing 10.000
francs. The law does not compel you
to find a pocketbook, but it compels
you to have a residence; otherwise-"
"Otherwise?" asked Jean Loqueteux.
"Otherwise, I have to lock you up
for the night, and send you in the
morning to the police court."
The commissary rang the bell and
two police officers led the vagrant to
"Really," said the disheartened Jean
Loqueteux. "I have no luck today."- i
Farm Curial Piares.
If thc farmers of 5? or twice 50 years
ago had been asked to name the most
valuable portion of their landed es
tates, the cid family burial grounds
would have received the highest ap
praisal. .Many of those Enclosures upon
New England farms were then cid
grounds, containing all that remained
of earth of ancestors that, maybe,
cleared the surrounding forest far back
in the years of early settlement. The
time came when the farm and farm
houses were forsaken and their
occupants departed to return no
more. Some ol' these farms
are still uncultivated, or used
only for pasture ranges. Some !
have gone into the possession of mer
cenary purchasers, who have small re
gard for thc sacred character of the
ancient graveyards. The ruined fences
and not restored and cattle trample
over the mounds once so carefully
tended. The fallen headstones are
broken and their inscriptions lost. It
may be useless to make any sort of
appeal to those who would not care
for an cid graveyard of their own ac
cord. But those to whose care these
half-abandoned farms shall come in
the future, having humane hearts, and
feeling that the obligations of the gol
den rule are not all outlawed by
dea!h. will save tho old farm burial
places, as they will expect strangers
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