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The Clarke Courier.
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VOL. XXXI. BERRYVILLE, VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1899. NO. 16.
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TXE BACHELOR'S LAMENT.
The groat man sat In hia ?any chair,
AiMi-ew-tnir a small black poodle there.
Farewell, my dog. farewell
His ?yea were blurred with running tear?
And angutah on his brow appears.
Farewell, my dog. farewell.
Wire? don't like doga, so I am told.
And now. when night? ?re hitter cold.
Farewell, my dog. farewell.
Instead of yon upon my f.. t
I'll water bottle? have for heat.
Farewell, my dog. farewell.
My heart a lonely aching feels
To think outside you'll take yo_r meals,
U-oodby, m'y dog, goodhy.
t'jKHi the mat lik?> gaaMBBB <*urt?.
You. who'Te bean used to richest furs,
Qoodby, my dog. goodby.
But sometime?, when my wife's away.
And cannot sternly say ua nay.
tioodby, my dog, goodl.y .
At table you shall nit ono? more.
And all shall be as 'twas BaBBBBb
tioodby. my ?log. ??oodby.
And yon must sleep no mw, my dog.
On mats before tin? humid? ring log.
Farewell, my d?.?. fur?-?. II
A k? nm 1 nw- Is in |_e yard,
Where yon must dw? ll-ah. yoa. 'tis har?
Farewell, my do?, far?? . ?1
And when we drive. O hard?*st fate!
The seat where yon so 1<jhk liare sate.
Qoodby, my dog. goodby.
No mor?? a resting' ptaes you'll find,
For dogs must run s1?>dk I ?-hind.
?Joodby, my do?, poodliy
I'm not a traitor. ?DBBJ ?-Baa
My heart Is Just as truly thine.
Farewell, my dog, farewell.
But I must give up Homy a oraxe,
And seek some other hrtl.- ways,
Farewell, my ?Jaaj, farewell.
?Motxik?' in Adelaide Observer.
TOM'S (?0(11) NAME.
Natty Byrne rat on his nlgfe stool
ncar the one window of thecahin in the
falling dusk. Ho wat* tired of waiting,
very tired, but his grandfather's orders
hnd been explicit. "?Sbtay here. Natty,
till yo see mo ag'in Thir? s 1 read in
tho cnphoard nn mayl*v n taste o' hut
tin r. an I'll bring scmt?thin swnte A r
ye from Carmoro. " I do not say that
Natty had not thought of disobeying.
As a matter ol fart, the temptation had
r<K*urred at short interval*, during the
whole afternoon, onOB in tho almost ir
resistible fnriu. that lie ought BO go and
look at the pig. but be had got no far
ther than tho ?loor. He had a great feel?
ing of importance Ion. Ba had i
been left alone for so long before, and
tho burden of responsibility pleased
him. Ho had also a vaguo idea that
?orncthiug was going to happen, Is-cause
two days heforo his grandfather had
written a letter The letur had cost
old Nat half a day's work, ami ho had
aaed a whole penny packet of stationery
As it grew darker Natty began to
fool a little afraid. He would liav?? left
the high stool if the dignity derived
from his exalted position had not hal
iineed tho fact that his baro feet did BOS
touch tho ground. Ho was very proud
of the stool No other boy he knew had
one like it, and although it was ex?
tremely inetimeim nt ho often Im
upon rating his meals at that distin?
From timo to timo lio glanced furtive
ly around tho cabin Old Nat's bed,
narrow ami dark. BBS against tho wall
like a ship's berth, had a BtnlatBT look
in that ambiguous twilight. Even Nat?
ty's own little crib, which consisted of
a ?leal platform raised a foot from the
floor, with a mattress on tin* top of it,
looked unfamiliar The peats on the
open hearth bnrnad dimly, the chairs
seemed to havo doubled in hulk since
the sunshine faded, the rough wood ta?
ble loomed largo and grim. After every
furtive survey tho boy brought his eyes
back to tho gray .square o? tho window
with a little ?bleating gasp. It occurred
to h in to light tin* lamp, but as that
was an oftiee he had never performed,
it being beyond his years, lie felt him?
self unequal to the task. Besides, that
would mean trotting over tbe floor, and
in the darkness his bare teet might
touch something horrible.
But all at onoa he gr?-w quito brave
again, for ho heard tho sound of foot?
step? coming slowly up the mountain
pathway. It. was too dark to see who it
was. but, of course, it must be old Nat.
aud Natty promptly bogan to wonder
what tho "fiomothin swato" might be
that was at that moment tloubtloss get?
ting warm and sticky in his grandfa?
ther's pocket. He climbed down from
his stool and putteretl softly over the
hard earth floor to the door. The foot?
steps paused and there was a knock.
Natty'a ht*art weut dowu into his
plump toes llo was so terrified that he
could not move to raise the latoh. The
knock was not rept^ated, but the door
was softly opened, and Natty saw a dim
head thrust in.
"Is Nat Byrne at home?'* asked a
44Piase, sorr, no!" gasped Natty.
"WhinMl ho be back, au who aro yon
"He'll be back, sorr, this minuto an
piase, I'm Natty." Tho stranger camo
in and close?! the door. Ho peered curi?
ously around the room.
"An Vfho is Natty? Where are ye at
"Here," said Natty.
"Is it down there ye are? Well, well I
Have ye a light? Suro a cat couldn't see
In the like av this!"
Natty, somewhat reassured, set a
?mall lamp on tho table and carried a
box of matches to his visitor.
"Will yo light it, sorr? I don't know
the way av it I"
Tbe matches were taken from his
band, and presently, to the boy's re?
lieved eyes, the familiar cabin shone he
fore him again. He was afraid no lon?
ger. Tbe idea of a thief never occurred
to him, and if it had, so far as Natty
knew, there was nothing to steal.
"Sitdown, sorr, " he said, "in the lit?
tle chair," he added. "The big wan's
grandad's. '? The stranger obeyed him in
silence, and Natty climbed up to his
stool again to bring himself to a proper
"So ye're Tom'n and Biddy's boy?"
"lam that," said Natty
"An a pretty pair they was," mur
i Bonred the stranger. He was a little,
narrow chested man, dressed In what
! seemed a Sunday suit of rusty blaok.
i His jaw was square; tbe lips were thin
j and pursed; a pair of small blaok eyes
glinted above wrinkled cheeks; the hair
was close cropped around bis bullet
I bead. Tho boy decided that he didn't
like him much.
"How ould are ye?" tbe man asked.
"Siveu, " said Natty.
"Is it so long?" said tbe other. After
a long silence Natty arose suddenly to
tbe responsibility of his position.
"Are ye huugry, mit" he asked.
"I am dead huugry." Tbe boy
brought the remains of the bread and
butter from the cupboard ; also a bowl
"(.irandad, " he explained, "will may?
be bring somcthin Lettner. Was he ex
pectin ye at all, sorr?"
"Ho was, for he sint me a letther."
"Thin it was ye tbe letther wint to?"
"It kein to me anyway!" Natty was
disappointed. He bad vagnely antici?
p?t? ?1 greater recuits than this from the
"He wouldn't expect me tonight,"
the other explained. " 'Twas tomorrer
morn in I should have come, bnt I had a
slack d?iy. worse luck, an ueed it thiB
way. *' Tho boy nodded. Then he asked,
"Are ye one av min?
" Wha' do ye mane?"
" 'Latinns. "
"To be BBSS I am?yer cousin. Did
ye ni ver hear av me?"
"What natno have ye, Forr?"
"Me asase,*' Said the little num.
with crackling dignity, "is Timothy
"Thin ye're Cousin Tim?"
"I am."" TnstSWai another pause, in
which Nutty began to feel sonn- slight
natnral dm wings toward tho new r?l:i
(SOtt, and with them came a renewed
sense of his duty as boai
"Are vt< tiret!. Cousin Tim?" he ask
"Dog tired, boy."
"Thin ye might sit in grandad's
chair 'Tis line an aisy. " Daly made
th?' ?x?b:ingi? of seats without speaking.
Ha BrSSj in fact, very tired indeed and
not ovt-rpleased at old Byrne's niyste
! riouH summons. The men had not met
; for six yearn, and there had been BO
lots lot^t between them at any time.
Daly was a well to do, hard headed
man to whom poor relations were as the
dregs in his cup of fortune, bnt he nev?
er denied the bond of blood if he some
tiSBSS disregarded its claims.
"Do thini boots hurt ye?" Natty in?
quired, curling np his own naked toes.
"They do," said Daly, "an *?'?<
walked twilve mile in 'em."
"Tek 'em aff, " said Natty. "Wait,*
ho added, jumping once more from hii
stool. "I'll do || fur re, Consin Tim.'
H<" was down on his knees before DaP
ha?! time to say a word, and whethe:
it was the simple kindness of tho actioi
or tbe sight of tho curly bent head o
the unfamiliar touch of little fingers
cannot say, but the man was struct
"Aoh. but it's a good boy ye are, " h
said, patting Natty's cheek.
"Boots." BaM Natty, speaking froti
! an infinitesimal experience, "is torribl
tirin to the fate There, Con ein Tim
now 1"1 sthir up the tiro an put on an
This being accomplished, Natty agai
perched himself on his stool. Dal
watched him with blinking eyes. Th
keen mountain air had made him sleepy
and a feeling of drowsy kindliuoss crop
over him. His nodded now and tber
awukening with a jerk, and always t
find Natty's benign gaze fixed upon hini
"Go to slape, " said Natty, "an I'
wake yo whin grandad couiea" Dal
smiled and settled back in his chair. I
a moment hi was asleep. It seemed t
lbs boy that Cousin Tim's head mut
be uncomfortable against the hard wooc
so bo got his own small pillow, whic
hat! a chronic dusky hue, and settled
under tho man's wiry hair. Daly smile
again feebly, but without opening h
Half an hour after this Natty heni
other footsteps. Ho held up a warniu
finger as Nat entered and pointed to ti
" 'Tis Tim, sure, " murmured the ol
"He's slapin, " whisperod Natty.
Nat set down the great basket he wi
carrying cautiously upon the table ax
examined Tim Daly with the closest a
tent ion. The survey did not appear
Blessa him particularly.
"Jist the same," he said. "Divil
change?a black, hard man, God he
'im!" Thorewas a strange glitter:
the old man's red rimmed eyes, a lex
in which anger and triumph confonde
but the latter won. He had the marl
of a hard life upon his faoe and bod
deep lines, bent shoulders, knotted ai
clumsy hands. His foet dragged as 1
moved, all the spring bad long sin
left his joints; yet be carried lninst
with a certain open dignity. Kaggi
gray hair fell round a face sharp
eager and aquiline.
The first thing ho did was to take
bag of swoets from his pocket. The
were transferred to Natty, who irutu
diately fell to a contented mnnohing
them. Then ho nnpacked the basket ai
rovoaled to tho boy's astonished ga
luxuries which iio had only dreamed
or seen in shop windows at Oarmore?
tin of salmon, a pot of jam, throe loav
of white bread, a cake in silver pap
and a bottle of wine. Nat had hesitat
long over the wine, but he bad cc
vinced himself that it was the prop
thing, and SO at last had bought it. A
these viai.tis were set forth upon tho 1
ble, and Nat fell hack to admire the i
" 'Tis shplendid, " said Natty.
"Yo may say that, iudatle! This'll
a gri at aveuiu, bedad I Not that ye
undershtand it, pet. hut tlnm as wint
know, (?od rest 'em !"
"Is we to ate thini things?" asked t
" What else'll they be for? An ye
bave yer share too." Natty made
noise that indicated passionate iux
surprise and joy.
These preparations had not disturb?
ed tbe sleeping man, so Nat sat down to
rest He looked very old and weary,
very near the end of life, bnt what re
mvined burned dearly. His one hope
fcr -i\ years had BBan to accomplish
what be was at last ready to do that
night, but when he looked at Nattj his
Byes grew a little dim.
At last he rose and touched Daly up?
on tbe shoulder.
"That's a good boy, now," the man
"He thinks 'tis me, " said Natty, grin?
ning A more vigorous shake brought
him upright and fnlly awake.
"Ye're welcome, Tim Daly."
"Ah, an ye're back, thin, Nat."
They shook hands with manifest re?
"Ye'll egscuse me," said Nat, "fur
kapin ye waitin, but 'twas tomorrer I
egspected ye. "
" 'Twas tomorrer the letther said,
but I had a slack day au kein. I was
tellin Natty there av it." Ho restod his
hand for a moment on Natty's head.
Nat drew the boy quickly away.
"Lave Mm be!" he said.
Tim colore?! slightly and turned to
reach his bauds over the fire. "I s'pose
ye tbiuk a power a\ that boy," ho said.
"I think tho world av him. Ivor
since he were a raw babe I've done fur
'im, an why wouldn't I bo proud av
"Thrue fur ye. " said Tim. "Why
"Dhrawnp. " said Nat, "an let's ate.
Aft her. we'll talk av why I sint fur vo,
Th^y drew n??ar tho table and fell to.
Tho BBan glanced at BBOh other furtively
from time to time. In Nat's ?>yos tho
triumph still shone; in Tim Daly's
th-re was a half pathetic, questioning
look, as though be did not quit?* under?
stand it ?ill But Natty w.is perfectly
unconcerned. This godlike-Beat exclud?
ed every other possible thought or sen?
sation?he ate and was satis!i> d.
After the meal was over came the
tin)?' of pipes and silence. Tim and Nut
sat on oppi sit?? sides of tin? hearth.
Natty, feeling unequal to the ascent ol
bis high stool, squatted complacently
on the edge of his bed. He soon became
so sleepy tbat his head dropped forward
witii a jerk.
"Slapo inside yer bed. Natty; nol
outside,"' said the old man. "AfT wii
thin things, boy, quick. " Natty dis
robed la an incredibly short time?th?
untying ( f ? single string s.-einod t<
complete tbe operation. Nat lookc?
lovingly at the plump, brown body.
"Fat:" hs murmured to himself
"He's as fat as butther. th?> darlint !'
Natty dived under his blanket am
promptly went to sleep.
After a time Nat rose and crossed th
uneven floor to the bedside. Ho turnei
back the blanket to make sure that Nat
ty was safely dreaming and then stoop
ed awkwardly toward the boy's face
bnt his back was too stiff for such a
exercise, and he had to fall upon hi
knees BO kiss the moist forehead. Tit
Daly did not turn but he saw wha
was happening 1 y the shadow throw
On tho white wall Nat remained o
his knees for a min?te, and the watct
er of the shadt^w saw the sign of tb
cross made ou brow an 1 breast.
Tho oltl man ros? ;itid came back t
the hearth. For a moment he stoo
there gazing down into the glowin
peats:, and it was ol? ar to Tim that
struggle was going on in Nat's heart,
struggle that shook lmu bitterly, bt
presently he threw hi- bead sharply u]
and it was over. He I loOBB sto:
from the wall above the chimney an
took out a little leather bag; from h
pocket he took another. These he lai
tremblingly upon the table and unth
tho strings. Tim Daly, itill watching s
leutly, saw a glittering stream of go
trickle from tho bags. Nat count? d
in tens. There were four little piles
ten sovereigns each.
He turned to Daly with a face th
showed pale beneath its tan. "Wi
that," he said, "I pay back what B
sou Tom Byrne borrowed, an I ask ;
to onsay the bit t her word y o spuke. "
"What do ye inane:" aoked Da
"Ye know well what I maue. Didr.
the poor boy borrer Jk'4? av ye:"
"An didn't yo say to me, the broa
bein hardly out av 'is body, 'The bla
yard uiver mint to pay me back!' Tin
was the words an Mm dead?'Tho bla
yartl uiver mint to pay me back.' "
"I was in dhrink, " said Daly.
"An I was dhruuk, too, wid son
for Mm as 'ad gone. I pay the debt
ye tonight, Tim Daly, an I ask yo I
fore God to onsay thim words, an ye
dhrink to Mm Bfl died for an how
man. For six years I've sweat? d to w
the gould an me boy's good name.
there it is, iviry penny av it, an if I ?
tonight I'll die'aisy."
Daly glanced toward the sleepi
Natty and rubbed his dry lips with t
back of his hand.
"So that's why yo sint fur tue."
"That I might gev it into yer c
"Thin yo'll bo a rich man now, Nal
"Rich? Begorra, how 'u?l I be ri<
'Tis all I have, an well spint for t
"An what'll Natty tlo?"
"Don't spake av Mm!" cried tho <
man sharply. "He must work no
he's ?throng au well."
"But ?40, an what yo might add
nt Mid make Mm a go.nl start iu life.
"I've no ?40 fur Mm. Take yer g?m
Tim, an onsay thim words."
Daly looked again toward Natty's b
and then at the gold. Tho money ?Ir
bard at his heartstrings, but somcth:
in hitu had sprung BO life stronger tl
bis passion for gain.
"Ye musht think woll av mo, "
?aid, "to trate nie tho like av this."
"I think no ill of ye beyant boil
oard man. "
Daly craned forward and spat here
into the fire.
"I'm not sod-d hard as tbat!"
cried. "Would I take the gould fr
the child there? God save me! Would
I touch a piuny av 'is as called me
cousin an rested me an put 'is own pil?
ler undber me head? Would I be tbe
black villyan to do divil's work on a
child? Kape yer money for thim as
wants it. I'll not soil me fingers wid
it I" His voice had risen to a shout.
'* 'Tis yours," said Nat doggedly,
"an wi?l it I clear me son Tom." Tim
sprang to his feet, a wild, gesticulating
figure, and hurri??d to th?> table. He
crammed the money into the bags again
and dashed them down with a clash.
"Put the gould in yer pocket," Nat ?
"AnJther word," said Daly, "an I
fling it in the fire, by God!" Nat rose,
and tin? two men faced each <:ther.
''Besases I was a Magyar?! once an
in dhrink mast ye always choke me wid \
it? I boh! Tom's name as high as me
own. an tho man as blackens it I'll
break! That money belongs to Natty
The loud voices had BWSksnsfl th??
boj. Ho was watching with round,
"Thin yell clear Tom, an will rwear
be was an honest man?"
"An the gould's for Natty?"
"For wee Cousin Natty, God bless
im!' The old man filled two glasses
tremulously an?! into a third he pour? d
a littie of tho precious stuff that S
signify the floating of Tom Byrne's
"Sit up. Natty," he said, "an
dbrink. 'Tis fur yer father, aviek!"
And Natty sat up and drank and
splutter?'l ores the strange liqnoi tvhil??
the two men watched him with burning
? Obarlea Kannst! Burrow la
\t thp Mj?m of tin- Moth ?-?elitltl.
Staying on a riait with Herr and i
ron II in 1869, at th?'timo he
hari succeeded General von Roobow as
la Frankfort, *1 v. ,1
walking one morning with my host, who
had kindly un?lertak?n to show nu? lbs
Bonier, as sw 11 ol the
sights of the vi n? rail'
suddenly w?' found our.-eivi < in the pre
cincts ot th? old Ghetto. Pointing at a !
small, unpretentious looking horn-'with
a "rod" safc :i aohild) otst the
narrow entrance. HsTR ' BSTok
said. "That'- t??" eradle of millions
booas and shop of old Rothschild, the
famous fstber of tbe not leeafamonal
Baron Jam? s?the paron, as Parisians
like to call him I : his pro?
nounced Herman accent.
"Wall, the widow of the found
the Rothschild dynasty?sin? WBI point
e?l out t?? BBS <m?' day. reclining in a
Splendid barouche, with a pair of thor
oughl red .-tippers which Lord LtJOnS
might have envi? d h?-r?B shrivtled up
old lady, woaring the tradition;,! wig
of lbs old Jewess, with clever BJSS and
firmly set 111.-. flenottng so want of
character and det? rinination?will, tho
old lady, though inhabiting one of their
grand mansions in the DOW BBli l f
town," said H? rr von Bismarck, "will
not sleep outside the boundaries ol tbe
Ghetto, and art ry art ninsj sin? returns
to tho modest little bosse In which In r
husband lived and toiled and died
says it will bring look to Inr obildrsn
and grandchildren and teach them not
to forget the humide beglnninf,
WOCM lamed firm and the tim?'\vh>n Its
founder sold old olotbsslntbi
A Home ttuard.
The grosbeak is a pugnacious fellow
with birds of his own Bias, bnt he never
troubles tbe smaller on? s. A,good many
birds found tho nest from time to Unie,
and, birdliko, stopped to gratify their
curiosity concerning it. A litt!?
sparrow, who had lost his tail feathers,
am! who led a sort of bachelor i
anos In tbs greasewood all the spring?
time, used to sit and sing ol< -
th? nest. So persistently did bo tiit
about that I came to regard him as a
friend of the family, but tho grosbeak
never molested bins. OncSWbena saucy
litt!?- thistlebird (LawrsBMSVs goldfinch)
alighted close by tho nest ami poor? d In
tho inad of the house flsw dOWB with a
Warning "tsip, " but made no further
One morning, however, a male oriole
came down into tho grsSSBSJOOd and
seemed disposed to remain. It was one
of the occasions when tho another bird
was on the nest. She half arose and ot?
tered a little whistle, their oommon
call, and her mate was OB tho scene in
a hurry, all ready to do battle. The
mal? s asenssd pretty fairly matched, but
the oriole is not a malicious bird, ami
tin? intruder withdrew. Once tho gros?
beak with half a dozen orioles and
finches made common causo against a
California jay that had apparently at?
tempted to raid the nest of one of the
little birds. The jay is a thief and a
coward always, and this marauder re
oeived bitter punishment at the bills of
lbs feathered vigilance committee that
? lioulr? of the ??Slunu."
A touching story is told of an Edin?
burgh street waif. Tber?' was a Christ?
ina- treat given BO poor children at a
mission hall, and hundreds of little
ones wer?? assembled at tho doors in ?d?
ranos of the hour of admittance, many
Of them barefoot.
Among lbs number was BBWSSt faced
little girl, who seemed less hardened
than most to the cold, for slit? shivered
in her poor* jacket and danced from one
foot to tho other on tho col>l. har?l
llosas. A boy not much older watched
this performance fora few minutes, and
then, with S -milieu impulse of proteo
tmn. took off his cap, pnt it tlown tu?
fore bar, am! said:
"Yo maun stunt! OB that."?Chris?
tian F.ntleavor World.
Sin?What dit! you think of the min?
ist? r's expression of the beli?>f that the
World Wtmld soon OOBBS to an end.'
He?1 was rather inclined to think it
Would before he got through with his
WONDERS OF THE SUN*
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OUR
FIERY ORB OF DAY.
It? Sis??. \Vel*_b? -arad Interna? Heat.
?Baa _-_B___aan -<?-*-( and ?he Sah
atnnee From Whlrh It Proeee?s.
I ?. I Irmi-nt. Whlrh I? Contains.
Tho sun's diameter is Hf.r,, r.oo miles.
This is about 109 times tbat of the
earth, and is nearly twice that of the
It? volume of bnlk is I,Stl.0*06 times
that of tbe earth. Its weight, calculat?
ed from the strength of its pull upon
the planets, is that of tS7,000 eartbs.
The sun's mean or avea_aja distan??
from us, according to the MBBBi dtormi
nations, is 92 100,000 niiles. Owing to
a slight ellipticity of the earth's orbit
and the fact that tbe sun is not exactly
at it-* cuter W" ar>- :',,<>00.OOO miles
nearer th?> sun on the 1st of January
than on the lut of Ja
Light, traveling at the rate of 136,
000 miles a second, reqfl . min
ut- - t-> come to ns from the sun. A rail?
way train, speeding day and night at
rat?' Of M milea SB hour, would
- a distance ?! great _B I7''> y? ars.
The amount of beat radiated by the
sun every l? mini.- avaient to
that which would be g? aerated by the
combustion of a chunk of the best an
thracit?' cal of the size of the moon.
If a javelin of ice 40 miles thick *
to be hurle?! at tho sun 1 y some titantic
arm. with the of light, and
lid the whole beat I f the sun be cou
? rated upon it, the weapon would
II as fast a? it advaaoad.
The sun is ?300,000 tlflBBfl as bright as
tho full moon.
Sunlight lias 14*> Hi
of oali uim light and n?s that of
The temperature of the sun is
thought to | - here between 5.000
and 9,000 degrees oantigrs
Thi- I Mently high
to -anees, with
the pom i his exception of carbon. I
th; - D'.w held to
that tho light
lid or liquid particles of I Bl n
nu. :ig in their
known as the "phot
Tin- ' tr thinking that tho sun's
- from in! - lid
liquid matter, tin ugh undoubtedly
-..Ik of tl - is gas
?trur.i" of sun?
light (formed ug a beam of
pass through a glass prism)
l- *'. :.n::r. \.-"? . .-?all
of the rain'; l?*t.
au.. otrnm is given only
light from .? glowing m ?id or liquid.
The sp.etrura of a 0UU
-rut lints, th? Intervening
ing dark, ?ach gas?.r metal reda
peculiar to itself.
g the rainhem ip train of
; light ai
t ! i due to the fact thai the
I la I :ng phot -
Bt 5.000 m;
sun's light In passage through them.
These dark lim -
whicli form th
and metals and are un?.
by the preaenoa of - in
the sun's ai re.
A Bi one-half of tlie 70 and more
known to I ll Ohem
?ry have red by these iu
dioatii h- t axial i h the ann, and
tr?u:> in? r- .. lent that the rest of
th?> t?rr. stnal elements
though for some reason they hav<
*~et tevaaled Ihamael?es through the
BB y?>ars ag?> astr. .uomers were
puzzled at finding evident.?' of the ? x
??OB In the sun of a .-;*.*: atanoa appar?
ently truite abundant, which ooald m*t
identified by moans of if s lin i?
any known terrestrial alatnent They
named it helium.
Helium has lately bean found to ex?
ist opon th?? earth as w? 11 BB in tue sun.
in the shape of a gas which i*1 c. nt.im
ed. abaorbod. in certain rare minerals?
cleveite, broggerite and a few others.
It is somewhat heavier than hydrogen,
but is too light to remain Ina freo state
in the ear* .sphere, just a.- BO
hydrogen exists upon the earth in a free
state, but only in compounds, of which
r is tlu' most important.
Among the elements whioh have not
>t: been found In tbe sun, though it
hardly BBe-BA pooBJble that tiiey are not
tliero. are oxygen, sulphur, phosphorus
mercury, gold and the recently discov?
ered gas argon
Fiom What is BOW known it is little
lem than certain that the material of
which tho sun and the BB?th consist i>
precisely the same. The two bodies
differ mainly in aim ami temperature.
In the sun nearly everything is pas
beoansa I its intense heat. The earth
may once have bean as hot as tho sun
now is ami have bean then as luminous.
but now its tempe i a tu re has fallen *??.
l?.\v that the greater part of its sub
stance is .n the BOlid state, and only .,
small part is either liqnld or gaseous.
1 ?> Item??*.?- Milne.
A tailor Baya that the ahina or g m
which ?ou?es OB olotbl alter BN armg i?.
duo either to th<- fabric wearing away
or the nap beeiuuing har?l?.uied ami
glossy from an accumulation o? dust.
In tin? first OBM its removal is very
difficult Hani .-.?rubbing with a str.V
brush dipped in h? t water to which a
few ?irops ?if ammonia have been added
?nd pressing by the sttanung pro
tuay, ht>wev?T. Boanewbal improve the
appearance of th?> garment. If the shine
join?.s from dust, it oan be removed by
brisk sponging with ci?iar tepid water
toftemd by a little ammonia. After
war?i, with a piece of linen or silk laid
over it, the cloth is pressed while damp
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