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TE %T LINE FENCE.
Old Farmer Smith came home in a mif
-Yon his field the other day,
While his sweet little wife, the pride of his
At her wheel was spinning away.
And ever anon a gay little song
M aRh the buz= of ber wheel kept time;
And his wratbful brow is clearing now,
UnAr her cheerful rhyme.
'"ome. come, little Turk, put away your
And lister. to what I say;
What can I do. but a quarrel brew
With the man across the way?
"I have built my fence, but he won't com
To lay a single rail;
His cattle getin, and the feed gets thin,
I am tempted to make a sale!"
"Why. John. dear John, how you do goonI
aftaid it will be as they say."
40,~ no, little wife, I havc heard that strife
In a lawyer's hands don't pay.
-He is picking a flaw, to drive me to law,
I am told that be said he *ould,
And you know;, long ago, law wronged me
Yvowed that I never should.
-SO wht can I do, that I wil not rue,
To the man across the way?"
If that's what you want, I.can help you
That msn with a spectre~gray.
.wThrty dollars will do to cay you through,
And then you have gained a neighbor;
It would cost you more to peep-in the door
Of a court, and as much more labor.
"Just use your good sense-let's build him
And shame bad acts out of the fellow."
The built up his part, and sent to his heart
Love's dart, where the good thought mel
That very same night, by the edadle light,
:,They oWlted with.interesta letter;
K6t a' word w*as' there, but three greenbacks
Said-the man was growing better.
IfHOW IT ENDED.
Miss Jane Beagle bad lived
years enough in this wicked world
to know that even single blessed.
.2ts,is Inot always perfectly satis
factory. She had flirted with
several admirers, but she went too
far when she refused Billy Win
kum because he was poor and un
known, for Billy had in him that
stuff that makes a man rise in
- some place-opinions of his own,
a loud voice, a feeling that be was
.as good as anybody else, if not a
little better, and a talent for
Fourth of July orations. So that
in these years which had changed
his old love from 'that bandsome
Jane Beagle' to 'Miss Jane Beagle,
that hasn't ever mnarried, be had
risen in the world and been to
Congress, and was a person of
such distinction that no one would
have dared to call him Billy Win.
kunm. Mr. William Warrington
Winkum was his designation ; a
finer coat, more watch and chain,
*or a larger diamond in his cravat,
wer;e owned by no one in Bill.
He had never married, but that
madie him all the more desirable
to-Billberry society. He had met
Jane very often there; and now
Jane would very willingly have
proved to him that her decisive
'No' of fifteen years ago had been
repented of. Alas! either Mr.
William Warrington Winkum no
longer grieved over that 'No,' or
he regarded it-as final.
'And yet be hasn't married,
said Miss Jane ; 'and be don't flr
round amongst the young girle
nor pay attention to the widows,
1 have not a gray hair. He is
five years older than I am any
way. Suppose be should like me
' However, concealment did not
seem to prey like a worm ina
bud on Mr. William Warringtoi
Winkum's damask cheek. 114
eshouted on the platform at elec
tion with unimpaired lung power
and be built himself a house or
the hill wherein he installed
housekeeper, his remarkable olc
grandmother, who had outlive<
.fourteen grandchildren, and al
ninety walked, rode, talked and at<
with an energy not often met in
woman of forty.
Oh ! that house with its brigh
bricks its new sh utters, its elabc
rate roof, its stately chimneys, it
ibalcony and front porch, and it
3' uerine of Wilton carpets, rea
lace curtains and velvet parlor
fhrniture! How often Jane Beagle
said to herself:
'All this might have I-ein mine
it I had said yes to Billy.' She
said it to herself very often oneo
day. about house cleaning time,
when she was doing her beat with
the shabby old bouse that was all
her own now. One after another
had slipped out of1 it-some were
married, some were dead-nobodv
'I don't think I can stand it
much longer,' sighed Jane. 'I
must take boarders or sometbing.
-Nobody to speak to all day long.
If I feel sick, nobody to do for
Jane was down on the kitchen
floor scrubbing as she spoke. The
rag carpet was hanging on the
line outside. The rush-bottomed
chairs, welt scrutbed, were turned
upon the grass to dry, every pan
shone beautifully, but the wood
was worm-eaten, and the smooth
est whitewash would not make
the wall flawless.
'Heigh ho,' sighed Jane ; '[ like
a handsome house, but I shan't
ever have one of my own~.'
She said it aloud-a habit of
talking to herself had grown upon
her-but to her surprise she was
answered on the instant.
'Why, who knows!' said a voice.
,Yo:i may have the handsomest
touse in-- the village yet. Who
knows ? Don't you want me to
tell you how ?'
'Good g.acious!' cried Jane,
jumping to her feet; 'who is
'It's only me, ma'am,' replied a
stout dark* woman, with a big
straw hat trimmed with poppies
on her ears, who sat on the door
sill and smiled at Jane merrily.
'It's only a poor gypsy wandefing
over the world telling folks' for.
tunes for them. Will you have
yours t,,ld, lady ?'
-M ine ? s,aid Janq. laughing.
Why, I ai too old.'
'You are young enough to have
lots ahead of you, lady,' said the
gypsy. '"onle, what's twenty five
cents to you to hear all your good
luck ? Besides luck is misused
sometimes if we are not on the
look out for it.'
What woman does not believe
in her inmost heart that there are
more things in heaven and ear-t
than are dreamed of in philoso
What single woman doubts that
somewhere upon earth fate keeps
the other half of her soul ?
'It would be awfully foolish,'
said she; 'but nobody will ever
know, and I think I'll do it..'
She felt in her pocket for some
change. It was not there. She had
given it, she remembered, to the
man that mended the wash.boiler
that morning. A nd she went to the
drawer of the little bookcase with
a sliding desk in it, which stood
in the sitting room, to get it.
The gypsy followed her, chaffing,
laughing, hinting at things which
brought blushes to Jane's cheek.
She peeped into a drawer. There
lay the silver spoons and forks,
the sugar tongs, a brooch set with
pearls, Jane's only costly bit of
jewelry, and a roll of bills. Miss
Beagle drew her little income
once a quarter, and kept it in the
house instead of the savings bank,
which once had ceased payment
for a while.
The bright eyes, set close to
gether in the gypsy's head, saw
all at a glance ; and her smile was
very bright as Miss Jane put the
twenty-five cents into her hand.
'I have taken a notion to you,'
she said, looking at the palm of
the small if not beautiful hand that
lay in hers. 'There's luck afore
you. There's one that is liked,
not. far off, eh ?'
-Jane blushed again.
'He'll give you a handsome
house and set you up in a car
riage,' added the gypsy. 'Now
own up, your heart is toward him,
is it not ?'
'He cares not whether it is or
not,' sighed Jane, unaware that
Lshe had spoken.
.'Lady,' said the gy psy solemnly.
L'I have a great power. I can
bring together the disunited. I
can cure love troubles. Do as I
Stell you and he shall come to you
'What am I to doT asked
Jane, carried away by her own
emotions and the gypsy's dramatic
-I'll tell you, lady,' said the
gypsy. 'Kneel down here beside
this chair. Let me cover your
face with this handkerchief. Don't
be afriad, it's clean ; its a magic
handkerchief. Now think of him.
Think of him you love, and don't
move until I tell you.'
People in love are generally a
little mad, I am afraid, and Jane
had been hopelessly measuring
the image of Mr. Warrington
Winkum in her heart for years.
She did what the- gypsy bade
The next moment she felt the
handkerchief tied tightly over her
ayes, and next her hands were
tied also with a stout cord.
She sereamed, but some one was
Lying her feet together. -
'It's no use, lady,' said the
gypsy's voice, blandly. 'I've got
Lhe key of the drawer and I shan't
hurt~you. I'll just help myself
and go.' /
About an hour after the gypsy
had left, Mr. William Warrington
Winkum drove past Jane's house
in a buggy. He was food of lilaces
and stopped to gather a bunch
that hung over the fence from a
full bush. As he put them up to
his nose a scream met his ear.
'Something is the matter,' he
said, and without stcpping to tie
his horse, he ran into the garden
and up the path to the house.
The kitchen was empty, the
scrubbing brush on the ioor, the
pail upset. The gypsy had done
that as she departed. Another
scream was heard. William rush
ed into the inner -room and found
Jane with her head tied up in a
black silk handkerchief, and her
feet and hands bound.
In a moment he had her untied.
The next she sat in her chair.
'Such a sight !' she said to herself ;
but Mr. William Warrington Win
kam noticed that she had nioe
plump arms under her Lucked-up
leeves, and that her big fright
Bded eyes were blue indeed. Rap
pily, she had not shed a tear.
'I've been tied here for I don't
know how long, Mr. Winkum,
he said. 'Oh, bow glad I am you
came by! I have been robbed of
everything I had-my silver, my
money, my jewelry. W hat shall
I do I don't know.'
'Unprotected women,' said Mr.
Winkum, seriously, 'ought not to
reside in any house alone.'
'Sometimes,' said Jaue, 'she can't
well help it.'
It was so singular in that old
calico, with such shoes, and nc
back braid-for that was hanging
over her bureau glass up stairs
Miss Jane could never half believe
it; but then and there Willian
Warrington Win kum changed sud
denly it;to a former Billy Winkum
and said, without any oratorica
flourish or 'a big word.
'Jane, you don't need to live
alone. I've always liked you, anc
I sorter think, arter all, you'v4
always liked me. Have me, won'
'Not even my black braid on !
thought Jane Beagle afterward
But all she said was : 'Oh ! Billy
I was such a goose fifteen year
'I'm glad tilly had sense enougl
to marry a settled old maid,' sai<
Grandma Winkum at the wed
ding. 'Gals is so hity tity, ani
widders so kinder overrulin' an<
unset:,in' Old maids is kinder a'n<
thankful and willin' to please.'
But Jane was too happy to b
offended by anything any woma:
infe is so complicated a gamn
that the devices of skill are liabl<
to be defeated at every turn by ai
blown chanees, incalculable as th1
descent oif tbistledown.
In this world. says Cbauifort
you have three sorts of friends
those who love you, those wh
don't care a peony for you an
those wbo bate you.
One principal point of goo
breeding is to suit our behavior t
the three several degrees of me
-our superiors, our equals, an
th'se below us.
FOR THE HERA.D.
References to- the microbes-or ri
microscopic organisms of fermen- bi
tation and disease-have become oi
so frequent that this classification F
of their varieties by Mr. W. Ham- eE
let may be of interest: 1. Mi. et
crobes which appear as points are m
called monads, monera or micro- c(
cocca. They are motionless, and d<
may be regarded as the spores of sE
other microbes. 2. Motionless tt
linear microbes-the bacteridians a
and the bacilli. To thtm belongs tr
Bacillus anthracis, which produces al
the dreaded splenie fever of cattle 1E
and sheep. 3. Cylindrical mobile et
microbes, having roqnded ends al
or contracted in the middle so tI
as to form an 8, are the bactcria zc
proper. Among them is Bacterium g
terms of putrefaction, the com- m
monest of all. 4. Flexuous mobile vi
microbes. They look and act like s(
eels, and differ but little from the fi
active bacteria. They are the vi- nl
brios. 5. Spiral microbes, resem- t(
bling a cork-screw, and mobile; la
spirilla spirochetoe. Their presence ei
in human blood appears to be con- t(
nected with intermittent fever. 6. al
Microbes with heads, very active, B
having globules larger and more ui
refractive than the rest of the s<
body at one or both ends. rhes0 0
globules are apparently spores fli
ready to be detached from a :
bacterium - Bacterium capitatum.
Besides these six principal states,
the microbes form agglomerations F
in which their appearance is 01
somewhat changed, these masses i
receiving distinctive names. There
seems to be no way at present of b
distinguishing between a disease8
-producing bacterium and a harm- i
less one by sight.
It has lately been prove ex- r<
perimentally that calonel may be cj
decomposed in the human system w
wiLh the formation of corrosive o
sublimatc-a powerful poison. a
Observations by M. Saulanie,
of Toulouse, show that sometLing d
very like tuberculosis is produced b
in the lungs of dogs by a rematoid N
Recent borings indicate the ex
istence of workable coal-seams un- u
derneath London. I
In viow of the ravages of the
of the phylloxera which have V
so seriously interfered with wine- ~
-growing, a French agriculto- ~
rist has sought to discover a a
substitute for the vine, and is said a
to have attained very good re- a
suIts with a variety of red beet.
This beet yields a wine which is C
said to be equal to many of south-r
erm growth, and the plant has the a
advantage of being adapted to all 0
-soils and climates.
Prof. Blyth, lecturing at Glas
Igow, has called attention to the
adaptability of the oxyhydrogen
light for general use. The illumi
Ination is very brilliant and beau
tiful,"the gases may be stored and
delivered in the same manner as
coal-gas, and he believes that the ~
system may be made economical ~
-by using wind or water power to
produce the gases. -
Several interesting archaeologi- e
cal 'finds' in Europe are reported. t
Near Caltanisetta,,1Sicily, several ,
caverns have been found, which
are evidently burial places dating a
from the period when the ancient
Sicilians had already been ousted
by the Italian tribes, but before
the Greek colonization had begun.
At Nordrup. Denmark., the xe
mains of seven human bodies
have been found under a few feet
of pumice stone, numerous bronze
objects, gold rings, Roman glasses,
mosaics, glass beads, etc., being
also discovered among the re
Astronomers' knowledge of t he
remarkable ring of small planets
-travelling between the orbits of t
SMars and Jupiter commenced
jwith the first day of the present I
century, when Piazzi discovered
the first of these objects, which he1
r'amed Ceres. Other discoveries
followed at irregular intervals un
itil, in 1845, the nuaber of these
small planets-or asteroids, asI
'eased to five. Siice that year
ie list has extended very rapidly,
id 220 have now been discovered.
o estimate can be formed of the
>tal number of the easteroids. P
hey are very small, and Sever- g
er has computed that their com- a
ned mass is probably less than
ia-fourth of the earth's mass. b
rom the size of Vesta. which is b
tinated to be 319 miles in diam- a
er, they dwindle to an unknown I
inuteness. Herr Hornstein has a
immunicated to the Vienna Aca- a
-my the result of recent re- I
arches, which appear to prove 8
iat the number of asteroids with l
diameter of over 25 miles is ex- 8
emely small, and that probably ti
I such were discovered before E
59. The number with a diam. b
er less than five miles seems i
so to be very small, at least in d
e inner parts of the asteroid b
ne next Mars; in the outer re- t
ons next Jupiter there may be a v
ore considerable number of these
ry small bodies. Most asteraids i
em to have diameters between I
ve and fifteen miles. The average a
amber with a diameter of five to 0
n miles discovered during the a
st twenty years.is about three b
Lch year; the yearly number of 9
in to fifteen miles diameter is V
)out one and three-fifths. Herr I(
ornstein believes, therefore, that
3less much more powerful tele. 0
opes are used future discoveries i
asteroids will be chiefty con
ed to those measuring five to c
rteen miles in diameter.
AN PXTRAoRDINARY MAN.-Mr.
awcett, the Postmaster.-General
Great Britain, is a most extra- e
rdinary man. He was made
)tally blind when a young man i
y the bursting of a gun. But in b
pite of that, he is one of the best 7
iformed men of the day; a pro
iund mathematician, and widely
ad in literature and history. He
w handle a rod and fly with
onderful success. In the House
r Commons he is greatly re
ected by all parties. An attend
at guides him to the door, and
ere ready hands are always to
D fotnd to direct the sightless
[inister to his place. When lie is t
:dressed he turns his head, as
iocgh he could see the person to
,hom his reply is directed. The
.ost remarkable feature about
is speech is his wonderful corn
hand of facts and figures, which,
aks to his -acute memory, he
iasters with marvelous rapidity
nd retentiveness. He is greatly
ided by his wife, whose attain.
ents are almost equal to his own.t
ince he was made Postmaster
eneral he has introduced many
eforms, improved the postageI
.amps, introduced a new system
f money orders or checks for
mall sums, and a plan by which
bie postoffice receives stamps as
eposits in savings banks, in order
carry out his favorite idea inI
ifering the poor every possible
icility for practicing thrift.
HE HAD LEFT His CARD.-NoI
latter how witty you may be,
ome one is likely to be mere wit
y still and to turn your weapon
gainst yourself. When two gen
lemon fell out with each ether
no of them went to the other's
ouse, and in large letters wrote4
icoundrel' on the front door. The
ext day, when they met by
eident, number two said to num
'How did you dare to call on
e, yesterday, sir ?'
'I did not call on you and I
ever will call on you,' was the
'Well, sir,' continued number
wo, 'either you or one of your
riends called, for this morning,
ven I came out of the house,lI
aw your name written on my
Three things too much and
hree too little are pernicious to
ne: To speak much and know
ittle ; to spend much and have
ittle; to -presume much and be
We suppose when a woman has
II the pin money she wants, she
2as attained the pin nickel of her
AN ANGEL'S TOUCH.
One evening, not long ago, a1
ttlo girl of nine or ten entered a
lace in which are a bakery,
rocery, and a saloon in one, and
sked for five cents' worth of tea. I
low's your mother ?' asked the
oy who came forward to wait on
er. 'Awful sick, and ain't had I
nytbing to eat all day.' The boy
as just then called to wait upon
)me men who entered the saloon,
ad the girl sat down. In five a
iinutes she was nodding, and in
:ven she was sound to sleep and b
aniug her head on a barrel, while t
2e held the poor old nickel in a
ght grip between her thumb and n
nger. One of the men saw her as .0
e came to the bar, and after ask. t
ig who she was, said: -Say, you i
runkards, see here. Here we've
Den pouring down whiskey when!
is poor child and her mother
rant bread. Here's a two- dollar t
ill that says I've got some feel- t
)g left.' 'And I can add a dol
r,' observed one. 'And ['Il give v
nother.' They made up a purse
fan even five dollars, and the
pokesman carefully put the bill I
etween .two of the sleeper's fin- C
era, drew the nickel away, and
hispered to his comrades: 'Jist b
)ok there-the gal's dreaming!' P
o she was. A big tear had rolled C
ut from her closed eyelid, but the l'
tce was covered with a smile. t
'he men tiptoed out, and the f
lerk walked over and touched th.e a
oeeping child. She awoke with a
laugh, and cried out: 'What f
beautiful dream! Ma wasn't C
ick any more, and we had lots to t
at and to wear, and my hand C
urns yet where an angel touc'ed f
, When she discovered that
er nickel had been replaced by a
ill, a dollar of which loaded her t
own with all she could carry, v
he innocently,said: 'Well, now,
ut ma won't hardly believe me
hat von sent up to heaven and got 0
n angel to Cbme down to clerk 1
3 your grocery.'-San Francisco
TUE AaT OF SWINGING A ScYTI2.
-A young man from the city,
?hile visiting friends in the coun
ry, became interested in the in
igorating spectacle of the far
er's hired man cutting weeds
vith a scythe. It suggested to
is inexperienced mind the 'poe
ry of motion.' When the hired
nan laid down the seythe and
vent into the barn a few minutes,
he city youth picked up the
tensil and made a lunge at a
;roup of weeds. The point of
he scythe struck the earth with
uch unexpectedness that the
oth fell over the handle and
lowed up the earth wiith his
ead. He was a little discouraged,
ut it looked so easy that he got up
nd essayed another stroke. This
as disastrous. The blade ap-1
peared to coil around his legs1
ike a serpent, eutting throuigh his
ip pocket about an inch ; ampu
ating a portion of his coat-tail,
nd then cut slices of flesh out of
is calves. Ho is now convinced
hat it is easier to fall over a
heelbarrow than to swing a
cythe without any previous in
Man born of woman is of few
ays and full of desire to assist
ome rich father-in-law to squan
er his quarterly dividends.
A Western paper reports the
irt.h of a male child with wings.
P~robably nature intended him for
L bank cashier.
Wit stands in the same relation
1 common sense that paint does
;o wood-it gives the finish .and
It is always safe to learn, even
Erom our enemies ; seldom safe to
renture to insl,ruct even our
A house is no home unless it
ontains food and fire for the
mind as well as th the body.
The man who was 'rocked in
the cradle of the deep' must have
slept between sheets of water.
Too much talk on trifles is a
eliberate and Bloody Butchery byGerman
A correspondent of the London
'Robe writes as follows: It was 8
'clock on a foggy morning as a friend
ud myself marched along the Maria
ilfer strarsse, in Vienna. My friend
ras a young surgeon of promise.
'It is a 'mensur,'' quoth he; 'there
rill be hot work, for some of them
re old hands.'
A batch of student's duels was to
e fought off, and my friend was doc.
>r for his old corps, the 'Slesa !'
'You must be a colleague for the
once,' gaid he, as we turned down a
arrow side street. 'I can hardly in.
roduce you to a 'mensur' unless you
ass as a doctor.'
So I buttoned high my coat and
>oked professional. We entered a
tle restaurant, passed through to
be back, and so by a narrow passage
a door with a peep-hole.
'Ah, doctor!' called half a dozen
oices, as we entered.
My conductor, turning to me, said:
'Gentlemen, here is an English col
mage of Mine desirous of witnessing
or 'mensur,' let me introduce him.'
Long lasted the bowing, shaking of
ands, and exchanging of names, for
unc:ilious politeness is never more
erigueur than on such occasions. A
)ng room with a table at either end,
be walls hung with ..ck red gold
ags and shields of the 'Silesia'-an
rsenal of swords in the racks
loves, masks and paddinge in pro.
ision. A group of red-capped stu
ents standing and sitting round one
ble, a group of green capped-stu
ents at the other-the whole in a
ne atmosphere of tobacco smoke.
>lastered were the faces of many, and
lmost every, left cheek bore proud
races of doughty blows. Our ad
ersaries at the other end of the
oom were 'Saxonia.'
My friend and his. colleague of the
ther corps now busied themselves in
iying out the implements of their
rt-while the first pair of combatants
repared for action. Coats and waist,
oats were removed'; the sword arm
as swathed in many folds of black
ilk as was also the neck, while a wad.
d garment-horribly stiffened and
liseolored from use-protected the
)ody, and the eyes were guarded bj
;oggle like spectacle frames. A fel
ow got up in this guise has a right
uncanny' look about him, especially
ith the long straight sword with the
earfully sharp blade and a greal
>asket 'guard'' in his hand.
'We will commence at once, if it ii
greeable to you.'
'We are entirely at your service.'
The presidents of either corps sa
ute ceremoniously, the crowd of stu
lents fall back, the combatants ad
ance to chalk line. The presidenti
>n either side are in full student gala.
>ooted, capped and ribboned-theit
sked swords ready to parry an unan,
horized blow. The recorder readi
he protocol of the fight, the senioi
~alls: 'Silentium ! Ready ! Guard !
Chere is a second's pause, and then a
he word 'los !' (let loose) the ham
nering begins. It is not at all liki
>roadswords or singesticks-still les
ike foils, for the student's 'paukerei
s quite sui genesis-an inelegan
asking at close quarters with noth
*ng but the over guard 'terce ani
They. are to fight for fifteen min
tes-rests not included-unless, o
ourse, before that time the docto
elares it to be dangerous to pro
~eed. 'Halt' is called for a few sec
ands. First blood. 'It is nothing,
elares the doctor, and the swords
cen advance again, but one of then
bas a dripping gash in the cheek
'Halt' is called at least a dozen times
ad each time another gash is re
orded One man can hardly see fo
the blood which triokles down hi
forehead and gets under his goggls
ad so the doctor, with calm readi
ness, smears the upper rim with th
grease from a plate of 'guylasch,' an
thus diverts the gory stream.
'Our man aan go on a bit more,
from the Saxonia.
'Our man is quite ready,' from th
'Ready ! Los!l' once more. Han
mer, hammer ; clash, clash.
'Halt!l' a lock of hair Stters t
the ground; Saxonia staggers back
the doctor is at his side.
'We must stop,'renmarks .&culapiui
after a glance ; 'a deep scalp wound.'
The recorder advances, and reads
passively from his notes:
'Meusur' between X--of Spein
nia, and Y---f- -iEsr ia. pyt.
by Dr..-, after fourteenth round,
after twelve and three-quarter mi
utes actual fighting.'
And now the doctors- fall t we
and a right ghastly sight it is;gory
dings, steaming hot, are loosened, an
wine poured down between pale
Next duel was a far fner a&i
practiced slashers yield the stee
Everybody took the trouble to o>
on ; even the most crushed of
put down his beer and assuned-t
critical mien. Lightning quick.lh
the blades, whizzing ominously but
the touches were less frequent hy
reason of greater skilloin
All at once Silesia dropped his weapoe
and fainted outright His. whle
hand was laid open by a skillful Un
der switch. This concluded he s
THEY NEVER GPT OVER g
'Do you know, my dear,' she
denly said, as she looked up from
piecework-'do you .know that
week will be the twentieth anni
of our wedding ?'
'Is that so? By George howim
flies! Why, I had no idea f
'Yes, we have been married a
twenty long years,' she centinue
with something of a sigh. 'Yond
been a good husband to me, da
'And you have been a blessed
wife to me, Susan. Comeere t
kiss you. There!'
'I was thinking to day-I aww
,Of that sickly faced babooni
used to go home with youfrom prayer
meeting before I -knew you be.
,Who do you mean?
'Why, that Brace fellow, of cours
Why, George, he wasn't sue&
,Wasn't he? Well, Id. hie
know of a worse one. He
know enough to cheir putt
there you were s good as. en
'Yes, George; but yoU.* kno yo
were keeping company at the a m
time with that Helen Perkins._.
'That Helen Perkivs! WasVtu
Perkins one of the loveliest and.t
tiest young ladies in Liverpool?
'No, she wasn't-! She bad.
like a horse
'She did, eh ! How about tha
stoop-shouldered, white headed Brae
'And such' big feet as shead
Why, George, she was the laughint
stock of the town.'
'Not much she wasn't! She was a
young, lady who would havemade a~
'Then, why didn't you marry bu
and all her moles and warts -nd
'Don't talk that way to me ! H
eyes were as nice as yours.'
'They was! I' believe you- ~ar
sorry because you didn't- marry
'And I know you are sorry
you didn't marry that beautiful asa&.
accomplished Miss Perkins I'
'I am, eh ? I thought you saif'
had been agood husband to you -
'And didn't you call -me you,
Then he plumped down and begr
to read the mortgage sales and avt.
tisements in the paper, and she ke..
up her sewing and gave the eata
gentle kick. These old thiings will
come up now and then, and aodiehou
neither side ever gets entirely over.
Some Boston people had a seaned
the other day and the medium called.
up the spirit of a deceasedladj, she
intimate friend of the eciNC'Afhii
ridentifying herself to the sntiae=tini~
of all present, she was askedifbec
experiences of her present-happy sta
realized her earthly expecttog .
S'Yes,' replied the spirit 'it iswertN
Ilovely and nice here, but'-with .
long, soft sigh-'it is naot Boston!
A handsome -woman pleases dh
Seye but a good woman charms
Every age has its problem, by see.
ing which humanity is helped for
Disgretion is te golden ord
whioi wisdom strings her riebe