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0h maybe it iras yesterday, or Oily years' ago!
jj.iolf was risin early un a day (or cuttin
Walton op the Brabla' burn, still the sun was
?7>w I'd hear the burn run, an then I'd hea:
Viung, still young, an drenchin wet the grass,
Wet the golden honeysuckle hangln sweetly
U<re, lad, here! Will ye follow where I pass.
An find me cuttin rushes on the mountain.'
i!,en was it only yesterday or fifty years or so?
Hippin round the bog pools high among the
1)A hook it made me hsnd sore, I had to lave
Twas be that cut the rushes then for me to
r.wr, dear, come, an back along the burn
See the darlln honeysuckle hangin like a
quick! One kiss! Sure, there's some one at the
' Oh, we're afther cuttin ruahti on the moun
V.sterday, yesterday, or fifty yetrs ago
' | waken out o* dreams when I hear the sum
Ou, that's the Brabla' burn, I can hear it sing
for all that's fair, I'd sooner aee a bunch o'
i;,n, burn, run! Can ye mind when we were
The honeysuckle hangs above, tlie pool is dark
Sing, burn, run! Can ye mind when we were
ht day wc cut the rushes on the mountain?
?Moira O'Neill in Black wood'a Magasine.
I MAID MATTIE.
y Unselfish to the Last, She Sup
*? ported. Her Benefactors.
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There was always a profusion of old
inahioned blossoms in the garden that
sloped from the little white house to
the water's edge. My early recollection
of it is of a spot where the sun shone
ifiore brightly than elsewhere. The
singled scents of the flowers and the
salt sea are as fresh and sweet as the
story that was enacted here years ago.
Mattie was the maid to Miss Prlacilla
and her sister, Miss Miriam, who dwelt
iu the cottage then. When little more
titan a child she was "taken home" by
the two elderly spinsters, who dealt
most kindly by the orphan from that
The Misses Lorlmer were spoken of
as "very.genteel ladies," although their
antecedents were unknown. They had
settled in the fishing hamlet when both
were still comparatively young, but
they had always maintained a marked
reserve and had mixed little with the
On the day Mattle learned some
thing of the past and realized fully the
precarious future of her old ladies life
became an astounding, but, above all, a
stern reality to her. A letter came that
morning addressed in a strange hand
to Miss Lorlmer. The post mark was
London"?that faroff place associated
in Mottle's mind with pavements of
gold and the palatial homes of wealthy
hankers. It was there the banker lived
who wns own brother to the Misses
Mattlo handed the letter to Miss
Friscllla where she sat at the head of
the frugal but dainty broakfast table,
and left the room* The% door was all
but closed when she heard her mis
"He is dead, Miriam! Oh, Miriam,
Ceorgo is dead!"
The distress in the voice she loved
held Mattie. v
"What!" cried Miss Miriam. "No, no;
it is not possible, The debt! God
would not call him home before his
work was done!"
"His work Is done. The last of the
debt was cleared a week ago," Miss
Friscllla answered with a forced calm
that hurt the listener more tun? her
poignant cry. The letter rustled in the
old lady's trembling fingers with the
sonnd of autumn leaves in the wintry
wind, and Miss Miriam's low moaning
intensified the effect of sudden storm
"George gene, George gone! And he
the youngest! w? have nobody now.
What will become of us?" Fear made
the last words faint.
"We have God," said Prlscilla.
"You do. not say *Our Father!' "
Miriam's voice bad hardened strangely.
"Don't, sister, don't!" cried the elder
quickly. "Your bitterness gives him
another wrong to answer for at the
last judgment?and he has surely,
"Poor father! You are right, sister."
A sorrowful silence fell on the sunny
room, th? windows of which faced the
south and th? s?a.
The thoughts of the sisters wero in*
communicable even to each other.
"WO have not'seen George for-25
years," Mirlcm remarked after a time.
"Aye, he grudged the expense of the
long journey?dear laddie!? Prl?cllla's
voice.broke in a dry sob, bnt neither of
the sisters had shed a tear. They
would not mourn too grievously tho
brother whose life bad beeji so noble
in their eyes In Its stern devotion to a
high Ideal of rectitude. Besides, they,
bad known a worse sorrow than such
* death as George Lorlmer's could
"What does the lawyer say about?
about his circumstances?' It was
Miriam who put the anxious question.
She f was one of those timid women
who live In constant fear of destitution
-they who are instinctively conscious,
Poor things, of their Incapacity.
"He had a' decent burial; and?and'
there seems to be a little over?enough
to do our turn."
' Thank God!"*
It was at this moment the little maid
Xfflorjtsidft the door burst into uneontrol
oi gable weeping, and the elder of the sis
LsWer* rose from her ptaco and followed
|ta to the kitchen.
Through her tears the girl saw bow
piss Priscllln's expression altered
,J*hen alone with hermit had turned to
rJBme of blank deBpalr.
1 "Mettle." she whispered, "I must tell
?mebody or it will be too much for
ae. I had to spare poor Miriam, but
was ? falsehood I told her."
ou may call H that, ma'am! I
l't." Aud Mattie set her lips in a de
way sUo had, while a look of
admiration shone through' her
I'm afraid you don't understand,
continued ?Miss Pri?cllla,
iking with painfnreffort. "M* eis
end l will be hard put to it-now
to starve. My brother is dead. We
ive nothing to dopend on for a living
)tblojr and nobody.*?:
"Xou vo ine, ' quom rauiUus
"We'll not be able to afford a serv
ant now, Mattie," said tbe old lady
"You'll have n servant, Miss Piiscil
la, us long as I've a pair of hands to
do your work."
And for no reasoning of Miss Prls
cllla's would Mattie budge an inch
from her decision.
Miss Lorimer had a feeble constitu
tion, and tho shoot of her brother's*
sudden death made a chronic invalid
of her. Miss Miriam was almost as
helpless in her way, and it is hard to
tell what would have become of the
sisters had it not been for Mattie. She
I was their sole support, but the remark
able thing Is that nobody knew it ex
cept poor old Miss I'll seil la herself.
Tbe girl guarded her mistresses' pride
as carefully as If it were her own.
As soon ns possible Mattie started
tbe various small Industries by which
i she managed to keep the pot boiling
for three. Tho little white house be
longed to tbe sisters, nud that lessened
her difficulties somewhat. Still It was
no light task sbe bad undertaken. She
j was at work early and late and was
I withal tbe cheeriest little woman you
would meet in u day's march.
To the villagers who quizzed her
about her industry and her earnings
I sbe declared sbe was "laying by" for
! her "providing"?sbe was not minded
to be a portionless bride.
Her visits to the neighboring town
with supplies of fruit and vegetables
for the market had set the gossips
I agog, and jthey bad many dark hints
to make regarding her honesty. When
I the girl invaded their own ground,
however, and began to buy and retail
the creels of fish, the sight of her
depravity could no longer be endured,
and tbey went in a deputation to in
form and caution the old ladles.
The only bad effect of tbe Ignorant
Interference Of these busybodies was to
make Miss Miriam more intolerant in
private of "Mattle's eccentricities" and
a little suspicion that the girl was
greedy. Mettle's indefatigable energy
became a source of irritation to tbe
delicate old maid, who bad not tbe
key to it, and poor Miss Priscilla's of
fice of mediator was not always a
sinecure. But they seldom quarreled
outright, for Mattie rarely forgot that
Miss Miriam had been "kept in the
dark," and, besides, she had a tactful
way with her. Scenes like the follow
ing were of frequent occurrence, how
Mattie's bright face would look
round the sitting room door of a morn
ing. "Ob, Miss Miriam, if you're not
too busy, wonld you mind plucking a
few young peas? I must finish the
washing, but I would like to take them
to the market today. They're scarce."
Miss Miriam would continue to nib
ble tbe end of her quill pen reflectively.
(She is seated at her desk. It is Miss
Miriam's belief that sbe has the poetic
gift, and her time is much occupied in
"It's such a lovely morning," says
Mattie persun sivel;v.
"Dear, dear! If you only knew what
it means to be disturbed at such mo
ments! But you have no tact, no con
sideration; you will never learn, Mat
tie!" crleB the lady pettishly.
"I'm so sorry, ma'am, but tbe peas
will so soon be past their best, and"?
"The peas, indeed! And what of my
Ideas? If I do not pluck them when
they are ripe, they wither also."
"But think of the price they'll
fetch!" cries the maid, her mind upon
"The price! Thank goodness, I have
never put my gift to base uses?and
never will! Mattie, it grieves me to
see you becoming so mercenary. I do
not think I can possibly afford time
for the peas this morning."
"DearMlss Miriam, not if I teil you
I want the money to buy a chicken for
Miss Priscllla? She enjoyed the last
so much. I assure you. it's not for my
self this time."
"That alters the case entirely. Cer
tainly, certainly, we must get a chick
en for Miss Priscilla." Then the good
lady sets her cap straight, and takes
her way contentedly to the sunny
It was during the first winter?a se
vere one, as luck would have it?that
Mattie had her hardest struggle to
keep tbe wolf from tho door. She had
not yet started the little poultry farm
which yielded her a tolerable Income
later on. Tbe garden was empty, save
for tho small household supply of win
ter potatoes. Fruits, flowers and vege
tables were. so longer available, and
the sailings and catches of the fishing
fleet were most Irregular. In spite of
the girl's efforts to earn enough by her
needle, the pinch of want was felt In
the little home. It was Miss Priscilla's
painful anxiety on account of her
slater ati? Mattie that'roused the latter
to her utmost endeavor. She bethought
her of a plan, and straightway entered
into a compact with a cousin of hers,
a young fisherman, who had shown
himself very, friendly toward her of
late. .He was to lend her bis cobble of
* night to go a-fisbing hi the firth on
her own account, and he would have a
percentage.of her winnings. She made
the stipulations that ho was not to
speak of tho transaction to any one,
and that be would row the boat to the
water gate of he; garden when she
The plan worked well, and Mattie
spent many a long hour on the cold,
dark, waters after her old ladies were
safely disposed of for the night
Meanwhile It had dawned upon the
heavy but calculating brain of Peter
Small, Mattie's. cousin, that the girl
would make ? desirable wife; she was
so active and so well gathered, If re
port spoke truly.
Peter was not an ill favored fellow,
and Mattie, being one of those who are
keenly sensitive to kindness, felt most
kindly disposed, toward him. She was
co free from self Interest herself that
It was the last thing she suspected in
Before long Peter spoke of marriage.
The girl received his proposal; en
couraglngly, but told.him she was not
free to marry so long as tbe old ladles
lived. The young- man's amazement
was followed by something like con- '
tempt bttti; he did not be?i?ve that
this wan anything more than a whim.
As tho weeks passed, fcowever, and
his persuasions ware of no avail to
move Mattie from her resolve, he be
came very angry in secret Ho did not
quarrel with her outright,, because of
his exaggerated notion of he? monetary
He cudgeled bio brain for* some way '
; ; " .' ' * ' ''?.< % ' * " ' v~ :'
or bringing her to reu&uir, ?v
phrased it, and at last he hit upon a
scheme. It was oue only likely to oc
cur to a selfish and unscrupulous man,
but that was of uo consequence to
One night, "on the plea of helping
Mattie with the lines, Peter stepped
aboard the cobble and rowed her ont
to her fishing ground. Anchoring the
boat securely, he seated himself on a
thwart within reach of the painter.
" Mattie had tried to dissuade him
from accompanying her, and she was
surprised he should ignore her wish.
Still, she was not altogether displeased
to have his company.
It was one of those nights in which
the dim starlight seems to lutensify
the darkness of land and sea. The
heaving waters had a phosphorescent
gleam, and the waves mounted sullenly
as the wind from the east swept across
them in stinging gusts.
But for Peter's companionship Mattie
would havo felt the solitude "eerie."
Yet they had little to say to each other.
They worked with a will. Fish were
plentiful, and in a couple of hours they
had caught as many as Mattie wanted.
"We'll be weighing anchor now," she
"Not quite yet, lass," quoth Peter in
a dry lone. "I came here tonight mean
ing to get your promise to marry me a
fortnight from now, and wo'll up an
chor only when you've given It."
"You'll row me ashore at once, Peter,
or I'll never forgive you," cried Mattie.
amazed and indignant.
"I'll row you ashore as soon as you
give me your word?not till then," said
"You're never in earnest." Mattie
was beginning to tremble a little in
'"Am I not? I'm thinking I'vo pinned
you this time, my lass!" And he laugh
Mattie was speechless for the mo
ment, dazed by the revelation of his
character. It seemed to her that sho
looked suddenly into a gulf of horrid
darkness. What a cruel heart he must
have to think of taking so mean an ad
vantage! He knew so well how afraid
she was lest the old ladies should learn
of these midnight excursions of hers.
It would break Miss Priec?lhvs heart to
know of the hardships she had borne,
however cheerfully, for her sake. As
for the other Bister, she would bo dis
graced forever in Miss Miriam's eyes.
Her own silence would Insure that.
"Well, are you content to stop here
till daylight?" cried Peter, breaking in
on her troubled thoughts. "There will
be a fine stir at the cottage when the
Misses Lorimer wake up and want
their breakfast," he added craftily.
At this Mattie sprang to her feet and
stretched across to grasp the anchor
rope, but he held her off. Then he
taunted her with her powerlessness.
She confided to me long afterward
that she knew the sort of despairing
rage that tempts a being in extremity
to take the life of another.
Peter drove her back to the seat she
had quitted. Then she shipped tho
oars into the rowlocks and strove with
all her might to drag tbe boat from Its
moorings, nut it was useless.
"Come, Mattie, be a sensible woman
for once and give In. It beats me to
know what you make such a to do
Mattle's answer was a cry of despair.
It was that I heard as I was returning
to the coast guard station after my
night's round of Inspection.
Mattle's despair was not unfounded.
What was the use of telling this man
the true facts of the case?that the
poor old ladies had nobody to look to
but her? He would only sneer. She.
need not throw herself upon his gen
erosity; he had none. He was hard
as flint. He would keep his word in
spite of aii she conid say or do. Day
light would find her here if she did not
promise. Could sho promise?for their
sakes? But would it bombest for them
in the end? That question saved Mat
tie. She saw so clearly that the wifo
of Peter Small would have little power
.to minister to others.
"You can stay here till doomsday,
Peter, bnt you'll never get me to say
I'll marry you. That idea is gone, once
and for all. I've changed my opinion
of you this night as I?as I never
thought to"? Her words ded in a
Peter's anger rose. He began lo
threaten nnd to bully her, thinking
probably that her tears betokened a
weakness that demanded such treat
ment. But he was struck dumb of a
sudden by the sound of approaching
"Ahoy, there!" Mattie cried out, her
voice full of Joyful relief.
It suffices to tell that I rescued Mat
tie by cutting the cobble adrift from
fcer moorings when the surly fellow nt
the bow still refused to haul up the
anchor, for I am merely the chronicler
of a page in Mattle's life which proves
her to have a/heart as brave, generous
and fatthfnl as that of any heroine of
A number of years later Mattie stood
hi the old fashioned garden. Two
young girls were cusBing each other
round the flower beds. Mattle's eyes
were unusually dreamy. Coming up
behind her, unobserved, I said:
"I can tell who you are thinking of."
"I dare say. The dear old ladles! I
miss them sometimes even now. You
see, since the babies grew up there are
none of you quite helpless enough,"
she replied, with a whimsical smile.
"I'll soon be an old, decriplt man," 1
She looked a loving reproach.
"Priacllla! Miriam!" she called to
the youngsters, "come to dinner. Fa
ther la home."?New York Times.
TaaarH>*i ?tiveutaar t*e Bar.'*
I remember Tennyson saying one
day, when he was smoking by the fire,
that that was bis greatest.time for
Inspiration, "but I seldom v/rlte down
anything; thousands of lines float np
Do yon know how he came to write
fcls beautiful "Crossing the Barf He
had been very ill, and oca day,, when
ho was convalescent, he was sitting
grumbling. Suddenly his nurse said
to him. "Yon caght to bo ashamed of
yourself, Mr. Tennyson; you ought to
be expressing your gratitude for, your
recovery from a very bad illnes3 by
giving us something, by giving it to
tho world.'* ^
Ho went out and straight way wrote
"Crossing tho Bar,'5 and brought it to
the nurse as-a^aco oJ2erio?,~-L?ndon
THE WAYS WE LAUGH
THEY DIFFER AS MUCH AS DO OUR
VOICES OR OUR FACES.
Wlille Men Commonly I'rtc the A and
0 Style? Women Uaually Bad oise In
the K ?ad I Brand?A I.ausU That
Won Napoleoa a Battle.
Sluce the days of Adam, who is said
to have inveuted laughter when he
awoke aud saw Eve by his side, no
two people have laughed alike. The
laugh is as distinct as the voice.
Women laugh differently from men,
children from women; indeed, even
the laugh of a full bearded mon is dif
ferent from that which lie laughs wheu
he has shaved.
The Abbe Dniuusoeui thought lie had
discovered in the various enunciations
of laughter a sure guide to the tem
peraments of the laughers. Thus lie
said "Ha! ha! ha!" belonged to a
choleric persou; "He! lie! he" to a
phlegmatic one, and "Ho! ho! ho!" to
the sanguiue. Aud it is a scientific
fact that, while men commonly laugh
in A and O, women usually laugh in
E and I.
Those who practice laughing to any
extent ha%*e beeu divided wittily Into
dimplers?and to know how charming
they can be oue has only to go back to
Charles Reade's "Simpleton With a
Dimple"?stnllers, gtiuuers, horse
laughers aud suoerers. This Is to lay
down a scieucc of laughing, for which
there might have been need had our
generals In the late war taken up the
idea of old Bulow, who proposed to
form troops, In face of the enemy, lu
line of battle and order them to ad
vance with their arms nt a shoulder
and salute the foe with ringing bursts
"Be sure," said Bulow. "that your
opponents, surprised and dismayed at
this astonishing salute, would turn
about and run off."
Perhaps this scheme would not work
now, while the present loug range ar
tlllery Is used; but, as a matter of fact,
it is related that the Mamelukes once
turned iaii from an assault upon the
French in Egypt on hearing tho roar
of laughter with which Napoleon's
veterans greeted the command, "Form
In squares, asses and men of science
in the center."
Great men often have fancied it a
1 oart of greatness to i-ofrain from hilar
ity. Philip IV of Spain Is said to have
laughed only once in his lifo. That
was when his bride, Anne of Austria,
wept at hearing that the queens of
Spain had no feet. She took with Ger
man llteralness an cid piece of Spanish
courtesy. As she was Journeying to
ward Spain some Gorman nuns met
her and desired to present some stock
ings of their own knitting. The worthy
princess was about to accept the gift
when a Spanish grandee of her suit in
terfered with the remark thr.t it would
be against etiquette, as the queens of
Speis were not supposed to htvo any
nee for stockings, whereat tho princess
began to weep, understanding, poor
woman, that on her arrival la Spain
her feet would be cut off.
Lord Chesterfield said, "Nobody has
seen me laugh since I have come to my
reason," and Congreve makes bis Lord
Froth in the "Double Dealer" say,
"When I laugh, I always laugh alone."
Young people and fools laugh easily,
says an old proverb, wbicb often has
Nevertheless the singer Robert gave
lessons In laughter In Paris and in Lon
don in 1805, and, so far at least as
filling his own purse went, with suc
cess. He held that men and women
could not laugh "decently and sys
tematically" without proper training
and said that a person who could laugh
only in one tone seemed to him like
one who could say only oui and non,
but that a trained laughter should ex
press many things.
It is a curious fact that it is only
among the French and among the an
cients that we read of people laughing '
themselves to death. We, in our days,
most have either more jokes or a dull*
er appreciation of wit. Zeuxls is said
to have died of laughing at a painting
of a? old woman, bis own handiwork.
Philemon expired laughing at a donkey
who ate so contentedly tbe philoso
pher's figs that, with bis la i articulate
breath, he sent ont his iast glass of
wine to the beast, who drank it with
equal enjoyment and thus proved him*
?."!f, it *??u:d seem, aot such a donkey
It remains true, however, that laugh
ter is good for the health. "Laugh and
grow fat" is tho old proverb. Syden
hain maintained that the arrival of a
clown in a village was as wholesome
as that of 20 donkeys laden with drugs.
Tissor, the famous French physician,
cured consumption and liver com*
plaints by causing bis patients to
laugh, and Erasmus, through immoder
ate laughter at the rude Latin of Hat
ten's "Letters of Obscure Men," broke
an internal abscess which bad long
'When a man smiles, and mncb more
when he laughs, it adds something to
his fragment of life," said Sterne, who
wished laughter enumerated in-the ma*
terla modica, holding it as a curative
of the same kind as coughing, sneez
ing and perhaps vomiting, only mach
pleasanter than any of these.
Qnecr Bnulna -a Combinations.
Some Chicago men carry on at the
same time two or more different lines
Of business. Sometimes these combi
nations are laughable. Over the door
of a store In Wells street is a sign
which announces "Wholesale Popcorn
and School of Magic." In the window
of an office In Madison street is an an
nouncement that within are to be had
'Books on Love and Poultry Railing."
A South Side humorist has a placard
in his basement window which' reads,
"Lunches Put Vp- and Carpets ?P*jt
- m it* a? ?
? Anyone who has ever picked dp'
with a bare hand a piece of intensely
cold iron knows that the touch burns
almost an badly as if tho metal were
red hot. Meed the action of great]
heat and" extreme cold arc so similar 1
that a Hungarian chemist has tarn*
ed th? latter to account to proparc
meats for food. He subjapts- the
i meat to 60 degrees of ftoat and then
i seals it up in air tight cans. The
I result ia that the meat is-praotioally.*]
SIM WAS LATE.
The Kind Old Gentleman Did the Ex
plaining Vor lllm.
They are middle aged married peo
ple now, but their wedding is kept lu
greener remembrauce than that of
many a couple since married in the
same community. He was u young
hardworking farmer out near the mid
dle of the state, she the bloon 'ng
daughter of a neighboring farmer w o
had accumulated a nice fortune, had a
fine tract of laud, a pretentious coun
try borne aud a family that was looked
up to by most of the community. He
had worked his own way to the front,
and there was nothing that he admired
more In youug men than the qualities
that had won him success. So Sim,
for that was the youth's name, was !n
the good graces of the father us well
as of the daughter.
On the day appointed for the wed
ding tho guests moved toward the big
bouse from nil directions aud in all
kinds of vehicles. It was a holiday
with them all, social distinctions in
terfering very little with a universal
invitation throughout the large circle
of acquaintanceship. Preparations for
entertaining the assemblage wero of
tho most elnhorute and hospitable
character. There was more food thau
Is ordinarily provided for a regiment
of soldiery. There were cider ami
apples by the barrel, and the mist that
poured from the kitchen windows was^j
freighted with appetizing odors. The
parson was there, the choir from the
little church was there, and a few rel
atives from abroad wert? there to en
joy the festivities.
The bouutiful table was set, the
bride was dressed, the parson had be
gun to move about uneuslly, aud the
good wife, after visiting the veranda
several times, called her husband to
one sldo and tnlked briefly in a low
tone. Then be knitted his brows,
scanned tbe road in both directions
and muttered to himself. Before long
he put on bis hat, slipped quietly up
the back way and was soon on tbe
roof, again studying the rond. There
wero growls from the kitchen that the
victuals were getting cold, and the
consoling voices heard in tho bride's
room did not servo to drown the sound
of ber weeping. It was a full hour
after the time appointed for the wed
ding, and tbe bridegroom bad not ar
The old gentleman went about look
ing as though he wanted to hurt some
one. The mother bravely kept up ap
pearances, and the parson looked at
his open face watch at least twice
every three minutes. The presence of
a crisis could be beard in the air, and
the general nervousness increased as
the time for it approached.
"Gosh!" shouted a youngster who
was whittling at the horse block, "see
that feller ride."
Every eye followed the direction In
dicated by. tbe boy's knife blade and
saw a veritable rough rider dashing
down the wooded hill half a mile
away. Even on the steep descent tlte
horse was urged to his utmost, and as
he straightened away on the level it
could be seen that he was cruelly
driven. On he came, reeking, breath
ing in gasps, his nostrils distended and
his head straightened to ease his
"81m," said the father sternly as the
rider threw himself from the saddle,
"what does this mean? You've upset
everything and Hattie's a'most crazy.
Now, where have you been, to come
gallopin up here like a wild Indian,
and the women folks most distracted?"
"Am I too late?" asked Sim excited
ly. "JuBt as I got ready I see that new
Holstein cow I bought break ?nt of tbe
lower meadow, and ? went after her.
She gi' me the all firedest chase you
ever beard of, and blamed if I didn't
forget about tbe weddin till I run that
critter into Webb's yard and.tbe hired
girl told me the folks had'come over
"Cow w?s'nt hurt none, was she?'
"Not a bit."
"Glad of it. That's the way to look
after things. Now you come right in
and get married and let me do the ex
Sim obeyed, and there was never a
merrier time at any one's marriage.?
Detroit Free Press.
Throwln*- Things at Cats.
"It's a long time," said Mr. Glim
merten, "sinco I've read anything in
the papers about throwing things at
cats. There used to bo frequent men
tion about bow men threw bootjacks,
boots, water pitchers, coal scuttles and
fire tongs at them. 1 knew a man my
self once that threw a lighted lamp
at a cat on a fence. He never touched
the cat, but set the fence afire and bad
to pay $7.
. "But the custom bis not fallen alto
gether into disuse. There is a cat in
our neighborhood that walks along the
back fence at night; weeping and wall
ing ln a' manner most1 distressing to
hear. For a long time these unpopular
concerts were not disturbed, but night
before last we heard the sound of a
mighty blow upon the fence. It sound
ed like the crash of an Immense rock.
It evidently missed the cat, but It end
ed the concert. The cat didn't come
back that night?we hope it never will.
How the mon got the rock over there
We dou't know, surely he never could
have thrown it that distance. He must
have rigged up a catapult-of somo sort.
A catapult would be very appropriate
for the purpote.'?New York Sun.
Ptteasarea of Anticipation.
May?I shouldn't think you'd be fell
ing so gay after quarreling with Jack
Madge?But Just think of making up
Hlta P?attlo? Aeoare-d.
"That youg couple must be engaged."
"Do they act spooney?"
"No, bnt he smokes a pipe now when
they walk ont to the" evening."?Chi
. cago Record.
V?t Infanta and Children,
T?? Kktd Yon Hits Always BmkM
? It is always better to astonish a
man than it is to bore him.
? A girl says her engagement ring
is one continous -round of pleasure.
Test of Pcneverancf,
"If you ever want a boy to work for
you, scud blmjmt to find a four leaved
clover, and If he lind? one you may
hire him with the assurance that he
will prove faithful and deserving."
That is the advice of Daniel Alna
worth of Newton, Kuu., and ho has had
a good deal of experience with boys.
Mr. Aiuaworth says this idea is not
original with him. He learned It from
old Alexander Sackett, a wealthy grain
commission merchant of Clevclaud, O.
Mr. Sackett had several boys working
for htm. When he needed a boy. lie al
ways put an advertisement in the
paper, and when the boys ? unie in an
swer to it he sent them all away with
instructions to go out nnd find a four
leaved clover aud uot to return with
Mr. Snekolt invariably engaged the
boy who came back tirst with the four
leaved clover, aud the boy ueved failed
Mr. Suckett's motive in this was not
that the Unding of the clover brought
good luck, but that it took patience,
persevoreuco and persistent work to
Hud a four leaved clover, and that a
boy lacking in those qualities would
soon tire of tiie hunt, nnd that such a
boy was not worth hlriug.?Kansas
Kan For the Nelsliuor?.
A youth in the east end caused quite
a sensation a few days since by start
ing out ns an amateur mall carrier. His
mother had pluced a large number of
letters which she had received from
her husband before marriage in a box
nnd stored the box in a closet in her
room. The precocious youth fourni the
box, and seeing so many letters con
ceived the Idea of establishing a post
route in opposition to Uucle Sam. He
tilled a small wagon with the missives
nnd uukuowu to Iiis mother started out
on bis route. He was industrious, aud
called at every house in the block, leav
ing a letter at each one.
When the hopeful was returning ho
was met by bis mother aud asked
where he had been. He promptly re
plied he was playing letter carrier and
volunteered the information that he
had "fouud a lot of letters in a closet
up stairs and bnd left one nt every
house." The motion- had a premonition.
She hurried up stairs aud discovered
that all the antenuptial missives which
sho had so carefully preserved had
beeu distributed among her neighbors.
What the neighbors thought of the bil
let doux submitted for their perusal is
not known, but they were all promptly
? It is still undecided whethor
fishing for H?ckers is an obtuse or an
? If now clothes looked as unsatis
factory as they feel but few people
would care to wear thnm.
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hips and limbs*
But they need
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ANDEK80N, b. C.
F-h q, 1898 83
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OP ANDERSON.
COURT OF COMMON PINEAS.
Jam A. Watt, Plaintiff, against R I. Stewart,
E H. BimptOD und A. C Towmiend. Defondaat?.
?Summons for Relief?Complaint Served.
To tho D.fondonto U. I. 8tewart, E II. Simpson,
and A. C Towoaend :
XOU are hereby summoned and required to an -
avrer the Complaint in thlo action, of
Ich a copy is herewith served upon you, and to
serve a copy of your answer to tbo said Complaint
nn the subscribers at their office, at AnderaonC.il..
S. C, within twonty duyn after the service hereof,
exclusive of the day ol such service ; and if you
fail to answer the Complaint within the tlmo
aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply,
to the Court for the relief demanded in the Coos
Dated Anderson,S C. August 10.1899.
BONHAM & WATKIN8,
Plaintiff s Attorneys.
[Skai.) John ('. Watkiih, o.e. cp.
To the absent D?fendant, R. I. Stewart:
You q-? hereby notified that th? Complaint in
this action was this day filed in the office of John
Watklna, Esq , Clerk of the Court for said
BONHAM A WATKINS.
August 13, 1899_8_6_
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County or Anderson.
COURT OF COMMON PINEAS.
Robert A. Lewis. Plaintiff, agatost Amos N. Rage,
dale, Mrs. Annie Bagsdale, et al., Defendants.?
Sommons for Reliel?Complaint Served.
To the Defendants Ames If. Ragsdale,Mra. Annio
Ragadale* William M. Ragtdale. J. 8. Ragsdaie,
J. A. Bagidale, J. J. Ragsdaie. W.O. Stone. Mrs.
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a copy is horowith served upon you, and to aerve
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??oii.?. South Caroline, within twenty d?y? after
the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such
service; and tf you fall to answer tho Complaint
within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs in thle
action will apply to th? Court for the relief de
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Dated Anderson, 8. ft, July 24, A D., 1399.
BONHAM A W ATKINS,
[8KAL ] JOUM C W ATKtHB, c. o. c. r.
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