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BY JEROME B. BELL.
"We cannot bear the crassl-s of our
Ah, no, dear love, but thou hast lifted
The sweet words fall upon my heart
Upon parched lips-a benison di
"We camnot bear the crosses of our
Yet for the truth of this, my own,
Thy "coninig" in my life but changed
For better, and of evil brought no
"We c nnot bear the cro-ses of our
But with sweet words of sympathy,
You light my lonely life till far above
The power of pain my soul soars on
"We cannot bear the crosses of our
Oh, would I might bear thine, ny
'Tis bitterness to know ny grief
Upon thy tender heart, its peace to
"We cannot bear the crosses of our
But 'neath the warmth of thy pure
love, so true,
My burdens lift as lifts the morning
Oh, love, in lifting mine, may thine
be lifted, too.
EthelVane was a young beauty
,.-ighteen-a beauty of the most
aWit blonde type, with eyes that
ieemn's Mke liquid wells of bue
ight,wa Sairof spun gold, and
L complexion like a freshly-opened
>leander. She had a neat little
'ortune in her own right, and she
iad a very clear and well-defined
dea of doing what she pleased with
t. Miss Eudocia Eames was a mid
Hle-aged second cousin, who had
nore gentility than income, and
7ho eked out the latter by acting
.n the capacity of chaperon and
-ompanion to the saucy beauty, giv
ng advice which Ethel never took,
Lnd objecting on principle to every
~entleman whom Ethel fancied.
But one day Miss Vane entered
ier relative'spresence with very rosy
heeks and a deep sparkle in haer
~yes which Eudocia had never seen
"Miss Eudocia," she said, "I am
mgaged to be married."
"Are you?" said Miss Eudocia,
withi a little gasp, as if she were*
wallowing castor oil.
"To Mr. Harold North.''
"My goodness !" cried Miss Eu
locia. "Why, it isn't three weeks
mnce you ever first introduced to
"Oh, that's nothing," said saucy
lthel. "I made up my mind that
liked him in three days."
--I think you are runniog a great
'isk, Ethel," said Eudocia Eamnes.
'I should never marry a man that
didn't know all about."
"Is that what has kept you
'rom matrimony all these years?"
aid Ethel Vane, mischievously.
Miss Eames tossed her head, and
he tips of her cheek-bones and the
mud of her nose became a degree
nore roseate than usual.
"Well,' said she, "of course you
mnow you own business best; and
C only hope you will never live to
'egret this precipitancy."
But Ethel married Harold North
n less than six weeks more.
"I never could reconcile myself
o such a rash step," said Miss
"Oh, well," said Ethel, there
seems to be no occasion that you
"You'll liv'e to repent it,'' persist
d Miss Eames. waxing venomous
mnder the barbed sting of her pret
.y young cousin's words.
"Oh, no; I shall not," laughed
But in spite of this war of words,
he young people had scarcely set
lIed down after the honeymoon. be
'ore Miss Eames came to visit them,
with a fearful array of Saratoga
;runks, bandboxes, and pircels
atrapped up in brown paper. Ethel
ran to the gate to welcome her.
"I am so glad you come just now,
lear Miss Eudocia," said she, bright
5y. "The rises are all in bloom,
and Eden Villa is at its best.
Wasn't it nice of Harold to engage
it ready furnished for the reason
-servants, carriages, horses and
ill? And he can go in and out of
the city every day, and I'mn working
a pair of slinnes fnr Mm on ta
sly; and there's such a delicio
little cascade down in the ravii
and a fearnery among the rocks, a
a little lilac and-gold boat on t
river-that I can row myself
hardly bigger than a scallop she
Do come in, and I'll ring for sor
tea, and you'll have time for a ni
long nap) before Harold con
And the bride led Miss Eudoc
Eames triumphantly into a pret
little apartment, all paneled ro
and silver, with a white velvet ci
pet windows draped with musi
and pink ribbons, and a tiny co
servatory opening out of it.
"And are you happy?" said Mi
"Oh. I am the happiest girl
all wide world !" said Ethel.
Mr. North came home to dinnE
presently-a dark-browed, corsai
looking man, with one of those mly
teriously handsome faces which i
spire all school-girls with the idi
that there must be some secret cha
ter in his life. But he made himse
very agreeable, and Miss Eudo
began to relent in her opinion
The next day she was beginnir
an elaborate piece of worsted woi
in the pink-and-silver drawing-rooi
when the maid knocked at t
'-Please, ma'am," said Phebe,
a perturbed manner, "ishe will con
in! And she won't send up I
card ! And she won't wait in tl
little green reception room for r
me to go up to my mistress! Ai
please, ma'am, here she is on t
stairs now !"
"Phebe,' said Miss Eames, "wh
on earth do you mean?"
At the same minute Ethel Nor
came softly in from an opposi
door, and found herself faced by
tall apparition in black, with a du
ty crape veil, haggard eyes, at
hair originally black as a raver
wing, but now thickly streak4
"Ah !" said she, as Ethel look(
at her with surprised blue eyes. "
it's you, is it, that have married n
"Married her husband !"
Ethel could only gasp out til
words after her in breathless amaz
"Yes !" uttered the other woma
with a chuckle of malicious sati
faction. "But don't think that vc
are to keep him, in spite of yol
blue eyes, and -yellow hair, ar
pretty pink cheeks. I was pretl
once, in these days that are paz
I have the fir!t right of him, at
I mean to have him. I've followe
him half over the world, and I'
traced him out at last. Where
he? I say, where is he?
Ethel looked at Miss Eudoci
and shrank behind her like a frig
"lHe is in the city," said Mi.
Eudocia, bewildered andl hesitatin;
"HIe has not returned yet,"
"Then here I wait untill he do<
return," said the wowi~n, seatir
herself upon one of the pink d:
"Yes, you may well stare at mt
rags; but it is his fault. Hie ce
dress you, you p)itiful doll-face
thing," with a jerk of her head t<
ward Ethel, "in silks and jewel
while I am sl.abby and neglecte<
But never mind; we shall see wht:
the law says to this. A man can
have two wivt s. I'll wait-yes, 1'
She laughed derisively as si
Ethel caugl.t at Miss Eudocia
"Oh, come a way !" she faltere<
with tremblin.A voice and changir
color. "I-I am afraid of tih:
And together they took refugei
the library beyond, locking th
door to bar themselves effectual1
from all intrusion.
"Miss Eudocia." whispered Ethe
as pale as a ghost, "what does
"it means, my poor child, th:
you have been cheated and d
ceived !" groaned Miss Eudoci
'-Didn't I tell you so? Didn't I sr
you would live to regret your ras
precipitancy? Oh, Ethel, I nevi
liked that man's face ! I alwa3
knew that there was a dark my
tery in his life."
"What shall I do? Oh, deal
what can I do?" gasped Ethel; at
Miss Eudocia. could feel that h<
hands were as cold as ice."
"Get your things !" said the 6]
maid. "Come home with me
Leav'e him forever ! '
"But I love him !" wailed Ethe
-'More fool. von !" cried Mi:
Eudocia fairly losing patienc
"What! after he has trifled wil
you-deceived you-blighted yo
whole life? Come home with me,
say ! Don't let him gloat ove
the ruin he has wrougL"
But even as Miss Eudocia plea
ed with the young wif'e, who s;
there pale an I drooping as a bro
en lily, the blinds of the open wi:
dow back of them were cautious1
raised and a rubicund face look<
"Ladies," said the owner of' ti
~rubicund face, in a whisper, "dor
be alarmed. There ain't no occasio
jBn isboh here?"
us "Who?' exclaimed Miss Eudoci
ie, who was the first to recover her sel
be "M rs. Nokes ! Escaped from th
- Private Lunatic Asylum, three mile
11. down the river, this evening. Tal
-e lady, in black. Talks about he
ce husband. as she thinks is mar
ns ried to another woman !"
'Yes,'' cried Ethel, springing t<
ia her feet. "oh, yes-she is here
tv She is in the other room.*?
se And she fell, hysterically laugh
r- ing and sobbing, into Miss Eudo
in cia's arms.
n- "Mum's the word, then," said th(
man with the rubicund countenance
ss disappearing from the window a!
miraculously as he appeared.
in And presently they saw him es
corting the tall lady in black dowr
r, the carriage drive, talking to her
r- as they went. in the most persuasivt
- manner possible.
u- "Oh, yes'm," said he. "He's :a
a doctor Fitching's. waitin' for you
[)- He's been there this long time, anm
If we couldn't think where you wa
ia gone. le's thrown all the othei
>f wives overboard and come back tc
you. Oh, it's all right."
g Ethel North looked at Miss Eu
-k docia. Miss Eudocia looked al
n, Ethel North.
ie "What geese we have been !
cried Ethel. radiantly.
[n "But circumstances did look
ic rather suspicious,".said Miss Eame.
ie '-I believed you're sorry yet thai
ie you can't say, '1 told y.u so.'
id laughed Ethel, as gleeful as a clih
le "No, I'm not, my dear," and
Miss Eudocia, bursted into tears
at And she really actually meant it
for Miss Eudocia, old maid thougl
It she was, had not a bad heart.-Pop
te ular Honthly.
A NOBLE REVENGE.
3o The coffin was a plain one-s
Y poor miserable pine coffin. Nc
flowers on the top; no smooth rib
bons about the coarse shroud. ThE
e brown hair was laid decently back,
e- but there was no crimped cap witil
neat tie beneath the chin. The
, sufferer of cruel poverty smiled in
- her sleep; she had found [read, rest
ti and health.
ir "I want to see my mother,'' sob.
d bed a poor little child. as the under.
y taker screwed down the top.
t. You cannot; get out of the way
d boy; why don't some boly take the
- "Only let me see her one minute !
s cried the helpless orphan, cluching
the side of the charity box, and as
l, he gazed upon the rough box, agoil
ized tears streamed down the cheeks
on which no childish bloom ever
is lingered. Oh ! it was painful to
;, have hinm cry the words. Only onlce
let me see mother, only once !"
s Quickly and brutally the heartless
g monster struck the boy away, sc
- that lie reeled with the blow. For
a moment the boy stood panting
y with grief and rage-his blue eyes
n (distended, his lips sp)rang apart, fire
d glittered through his eyes as he
)- raised his little arm with most un
s, chil aishi laugh and screamed, "When
I Fm a man I'll be revenged for
't There was a coffin and a heap of
II earth between the mother and the
poor forsaken child-a mon ument
.e much stronger than granite built in
the boys heart the memory of the
s heartless deed.
'UThe court-house was crowded tc
t--Does any enn appear as this
man's council?" asked the Judge.
There was a silence when he had
finished. untii, with lips tightly
ypjressed together, a look of strange
Iinteligence blended with a haughmty
treserve upon his handsome features,
a young man stepped forward with
ta firm tread and kindly eye to p)leac
for the erring friendless. He was
.a stranger, but at the first sentence
The splendor of his genius enhanced
'r The man who could not find
.a friend was acquitted.
s- "May God bless you, sir; I can,
not," he said.
!"I want no thanks," replied the
to "II- believe you are unknown
d~ "Man, I will ref'reshi your m2mory
--Twenty years ago, this day, you
Istruk a broken-hearted little boy
1away from his dead mother's coffint
sI was that boy."'
e- The man turned livid.
mr "Have you rescued me, then, t
Stake my life?'
r"No, I have a sweeter revenge..
have saved the life of a man whmose
brutal conduct has rankled in my
breast for the last twenty years
IGo, then, and remember the tears
of a friendiless child."
The man bowed his head in shame
dand went from the presence of mag
nanimity as grand to him as it wat
.The greatest of faults, I shouk
ay. Is to be eananlona nf' nones
HOW TILE OLD SQUATTER GOT EVJ
WITH TIE JUDGE.
r Some time ago.-Judge Graphra
while holding court at an obscu
town on his circuiL, was troubl,
by an old squatter who had be,
summoned as a witness. The o
fellow was so evasive. s.owii
slih a disposition to shield one
his friends, that the judge tfin,
him for contempt and sent him'
jail. Several days ago the juT
while en route in a buggy to ho
3 court at the same place, lost the ro
and wondered around in the wood
Night came on and to increase t:
perplexity of the situation, a hea
rain began to fall. After wand(
ing around for an indefinite leng
of time, the judge discovered a lig
glimmering among the distant treE
Turning his horse in that dirE
J tion he soon reached a small ope
ing in the forest, and then stoppi
when the wheels of the buggy grg
against a fence, lie called "hello
nAll right,' answered a ma
opening the door of a cabin ai
coming out to the rude suggesti<
of a gate.
"Have you got enough room
your Louse for a man to stay
night?' asked the judge.
"I'm very glad to hear it. I a
lost in the woods and any accom
dation that you may offer will I
"Yas, but I ain't said nothi
"Didn't you say that I could st:
all night with you?"
"You said that you had room f,
a man to stay all night."
"Yes, but I didn't say two me
I've got hlenty o' room fur one ma
but I am the man myself, stranger
"Look here. my friend, I-"
"It's so dark I kain't see yer, i
whut's the usen lookin' thar?"
"I know whut yer say."
"Well, now, my good man-"
'-Jes'ez wall now ez any time."
"You evidently don t understar
me. I have lost the road and a
in a pitiable condition.''
"Whar did yer lose it?"
"I don't know."
"Better go out and find out."
"Then it's too dark now to tc
where I lost it."
"It's too dark to tell when you
"How far is it to Blakeville?"
--Do yer wanter go thar?"
"Yes, but as I tell vou. I've lo!
my way. Is there a straight ros
from here there?"
"Wall, part o' it is an' part o'
"But can you direct me so that
will not lose the way?"
"I mout ef it wa'nt for one thing
--It's too (lark."
"D)o you think, however, 'that
can find my way there?"
"You can find it if it it's thiar."
"I mean will will I have an~
trouble in finding my way?'
"I don't know whether yer will<
not. Don't war.ter fling no obstici
less in yer way."
"Come, my good man-"
"I'm er good man but I can
"Well, as I am not likely to fin
my way, can you let me stay a
night here? '
"Well, i'll unhitch my horse an
"You may unhitch yer hoss, bi
yer needn't come in,"
"You said I could stay all night
"Said yer could stay here, bi
didn't say yer could stay in thar.
"I see y'ou have no accomodatic
about you. Tell me which way1
r?ive and I'll ieave you."
The old fellow gave minute dire
tions and the judge drove on.Pr
ty soon his h'orse stopped, and de
pite persistent urging, refused
go forward. Finally the bugg
became tangled in underbush at
could not be b)acked. The jud!
got out, and was tugging at a hii
wheel when some one called:
"Say' over thar !''
"IIello ! That you?"
"Reckon it is."
"Glad to see you, for Ilam stuck
"Yer mout be stuck, but yer kair
"I :uean that I am glad to knc
you are there."
"An' I'm glad to know yer a
"Look here !'
"Kain't see yer if I do look."
"I want to get out of here."
"Wall, git then."
"You are a. miserable houn
that's what you are."
"That's all righit podner. I a
the judge in this here case, an' I
sock it ter yer fur contempt. Dor
recolleck me, I reckon. New
mine payin' the fine. Jes' stay
jail awhile. Good night. Ef y
want anything, call fur it. Jail
may be hard ter wake, but call hi:
cap'n call him. May not like t
Ifare, but call the jailor, cap'n."
SEE HERE, BOYs.
N Just wait a minute untill I talk
to you for a little while. I know
all about you, every one of you,
and that is why I want to speak.
I know the old saying that "boys
will be boys" no matter what comes
and goes, and I wouldn't have them
n to be anything else for they are
I dear with all there faults. But
there are a few things in which they
might improve, generally speaking.
One of the main faults is lack of
o consideration for the feelings, love
and tenderne.s of our mothers.
d hink of the sacred relation which
d you bear to her alone of all the
s. world; you owe everything to her
loving patience and care. Think
of the weary days of helpless infan
cy, when she cradled you upon her
warm bosom, sang away your baby
ariefs and pains, watching every
s. breath you drew to guard you from
c- sickness and danger. Then the
period of learning you t talk and
walk, the launching of your little
bark upon the great tide of human
ity. She steered you clear of
n, breakers and quicksands until you
id had learned to paddle your own
can"c. Even the commonest moth
in ers have done this, but many have
wrouht the work with prayer and
hope for your noble youth and
What return are you making her
m for all this? Do you ever wound
0- her sensitive soul by unkindness,
ye by disobedience, short answers,
seeking bad company, or any of the
countless ways in which you may
plant a thorn in her heart? Better
' you had never opened your baby
eyes upon the light of this lovely
world. Think how soon the day
will come, even at the lonaest, when
this best and truest friend will be
' taken from you. Then, indeed, as
' the years multiply and you learn
the hypocrisy and falseness of the
world, you will know what a price
1o less treasure you have lost.
Some one has said, and truly,
that "the boy will tramp thirty or
forty miles in one day on a rabbit
hunt and be fresh and limber in the
evening. hut if you ask him to cross
id the street and borrow Jones' two
n inch augur, he will be as stiff as a
meat block'. And he will go swimming
all day an-i standing in the water
three hours at a time, and splash
and dive and paddle, but if his sis
11 ter asks him to wash his face he
takes it as an insult. And he'll
d wander arcund and cut initials in
every bridge for miles, but will
nearly die if abked to cut a little
kindling. And he'll turn a ten
it acre lot upside down for fishing
.d worms, but looks disconsolate at
. the request to spade up the onion
it bed." Now all this is true, lamen
ably so, yet we love the boy, and
I his whistling music, for we knew
,that the day will come when he will
be a careworn man with no fountain
of fun in his nature. But you who
have mothers, from this day forth
I resolve to do everything in your
power to save them a heartache.
You do not know how they lie, inI
y bed and listen for your comingI
when you are out late, and how many
~r morningrs their cheeks are pale from
~'the vigil. It is the fashion to sneer
at the ' old woman" who prays and
watches over your welfare. See
t that you try to repay her in some
measure for all that she has wrought
d and suffered for your sake.-Mrs.
11D. M. Jourtlan, in Carl Pretzels'.
THE OLD MA'S Lbsoiu.-An
it old chap who lived up in Vermont
in the years gone by was left a piece
" of land containing about twentyI
it acres by the death of some relatives.
"It was ~valued at about $200, and
in about the first thing the old man 1
mo did was to raise $24 on a mortgage.
W hen this money was gone lie put
c- on a second for the same amount
t- and by-and-by he found a third in
s- dividual willing to lend him $15
~o and take a mortgage. The last ot
y his money had just disappeared
d when the old man fell and broke
e his leg. The person who first reach
.d ed him called out:
"Poor Uncle Billy ! What will you
"Is my leg broke?"
"Certainly it is."
." "And I'm a cripple?''
't "You are."
"Well," said the old man, as a
w look of resignation came to his
face, "I reckon i'll slap on another
ir mortgage.'- -Wall Street Neu-s.
"Pap, how old was Adam when
he was born?"
"Adam wasn't born. Hie was
made by the Good Man, and he was
made a young man."
"WVell, I'll be dog-goned if I
jwould like to know why the Good
Man didn't keep on making 'em
myoung men when they're borned,
11 then a feller wouldn't have to rock
tthe baby every time he wants to go
er out to play."
er "Father," said a cobbler's lad,
er pegging away at an old shoe, "they
'A say that trout bite good now."
he "Well, well, replied the old gentle.
- man, "you stick to your work, and
tha won't ait. yoan?
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DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH
A DIET VICTIM REDUCED TO
CISTERN WATER AND
The Galveston News man thus
relates his experience :
About a year ago we had discard
2d every thing that we thought was
langerous to the health, when we
were startled on learning that syrup
was adulterated with nitric acid,
ind that miasma lurked in the dead.
ly folds of the boarding house bat
er cake. Figures were given to
5how that the dreadful batter cake
was spreading, and prophecies were
made that it would eventually ruin
-he constitution of the strongest de.
votees and reduce the nation to a
vast hospital of flapjack invalids;
io the batter cake was scratched
3ff our list of ebible fruits and next
ent the codfish ball, because it
was said to produce cold feet.
'hen we learned that the sad faced
ind cohesive biscuit was a synonym
>f indigestion, and the unostenta.
ious kraut but a name for rheuma.
ism, so the biscuit and kraut had
o go; then we found out that cas
or oil contained the germs of in.
rostatic molecules, whatever that is
md we were, therefore, forced to
.ive up the use of that hilarious
medical beverage. This thing
went on until we had cut off every.
;hing from our bill of fare but cis
;ern water and chewing gum, and
we found ourselves no stronger or
iealtier than when we were hasten
ng to the tomb from the effects of
,orging ourselves with a heavy line
)f assorted poisons three or four
;imes a day. About this time a
nan came along with a magic lan
;er and showing us that every drop
)f cistern water contained an aqua.
-ium of hideous marine monsters
with wiggling tails, and a druggist
~old us that the habit of gum chew
ng was a fruitful source of cancer.
~ext thing we did was to swear off
)eing an infernal fool on the diet
luestion, and now we eat any thing
md every thing that our teeth will
nasticate or our palate commend,
md we can work ten hours a day
md see to read small print with out
HOMIE! SWEET HOME?
Where? When the dear old
nother runs from her arm chair
rith a smile to greet you.
WVhere the true hearted father
:laps you in a warm hearty grasp.
hVhere the bright faces that cluster
round you are full of happy re
nomibrances, and every heart
hrobs in unison with your life and
Where, when the bustles and hur
y and strife of living are over,
he weary hands and aching
,eart can lie down a while; lie down
Lnd wait a little and look into the
ar off Celestial City, just beyond
he billows that touch our feet.
TVhere some one will miss us when
ve've crossed to the other shore,
Lnd loving eyes will look wistfully
brough the surges and the mist that
ies between them and us, and their
ove will bear us on almost to the
ortal where Heavenly messengers
God pity the poor wanderer who
an never know the joy of this earth
y resting place.
This little glimpse of heaven to
he heart so long a stranger to the
ender accents which fall from loy
ng lips, or the gentle touch of fath
rs, mother's or sister's hand with
he warmest solicitude smooths our
vay into the valley of the shadow
Poor stranger ! who in a far off
and, amid sickness, poverty and
vant, can only dream of the home
me may never reach. Uncared for,
mnloved, alone. Alone save the
weet administering of God's an
;els, who come to the beggar, the
mungry, the sick, the homeless, the
utcast of the earth, who take them
n all their poverty of body and
~oul, far within the pearly gates
hat enclose the 'Father's mansions.'
HELP YoURsELF.-Learn to help
Rourself, and you will enjoy perfect
udependence. Men who can defy
dverse circumstances, and can
earn a living in any quarter of the
world in which they are dropped
lown; who can roll up these sleeves
mud set to work at almost any.
;hing that offers ; and who even
sew on their own buttons, and
nake themselves a cup of tea when
leprived of help of womenkind, are
he ones who are really independent.
rhe most helpful women are kind.
ist; and as for a man, never trnst
iim in any capacity if he has not
with in him the true spirit of nde
)endence, without which neither
strength nor sweetness may be
ioped for. In the battle of life
:here is but one way to succeed
ight it out yonrself.
"Many a young lady, who objects
;o being kissed under the misletoe
3as no objectlons to be kissed un
ler the rose." A careless compos
tor made an error in the above,
rendering it, "has no objection to
da kiusoai undar the nlOMe?