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It Isnt worth white to fret, dear,'
To wait as behind a hearse.
Ko matter how eiiiis things may bs,
They easily might bo -worse;
And tho time you spend complaining
And groaning about tho load
Would better b3 given to going on.
And pressing along tho road.
I've trodden tho hill myself, dear
'Tis the tripping tonguo can preach,
But though silence is sometimes golden, child,
As oft, there is grace in speech
And I see, from my higher level,
'Tis less the path tht.n the paco
That wearies the bck and duns the eye
And v rites the lines on the face
There are vexing cares enough, dear,
And to spare, when all is told;
And lore must mourn iCs losses.
And the cheek's soft bloom grow old;
But the spell of tho craven spirit
Turns blessing into curse.
While the bold heart meets the troubto
That easily might bo worse.
So smile at each disastci
That will presently pabS away.
And believe a bright to-morrow
Will follow the dark today.
There's nothing gained by fretting;
Gather your strength anew,
And step by step go onward, dear.
Let the sUes txa gray or blue.
Margaret E. Sangster.
"Capt. Dnpin!" called Murzt, who, in
cno of tho most beautiful halls of tho
Prince do la Paix's palace, at Madrid, was
occupied in drawing up some military
documents. As no one answered .Murat,
tho prince, as they called him sinco his
j-rcent ennoblement, raided his head,
glanced over the group of officers who, a i
lew paces olr Iroin lum, wero awaiting
3 as commands; and, not perceh ing among '
them him whom he wanted, repeated with !
rritaimi; "Wnll fhnii. Cant. Dnnin in tint
there?" Then, in the samo way as an ar
i iclo passes from hand to hand when a
3ino is formed, the namo of tho aide-decamp
went Hying from mouth to mouth,
from room to room, through tho vast
abode all its doors being open, because
of tho temperature, which is so warm in
May in Spain was off on its way to find
tho absentee. Because Murat did not triiio
with tho negligent. Ho again applied
liimself to his writing in silence, consent
ing, doubtless, to wait, a few minutes; but
tho contraction of his eyebrows into a
ttrinkle on his forehead indicated his bad
This happened in 1SQS, when Napoleon's
envov, who had easily entered Madrid,
thanks to the disturbances in the king
dom, was awaiting tho progress of events
with tho secret hope of being named king
of tho conquered country, and hardly
suspecting that in the hands of his mas-
tor he was only a pawn left there, on ono
of tho bquares of tho European chess
board, to keep tho placo for the emperor's
Soon was seen running, thanks to tho '
obliging call of his comrades, the cul
prit, a charming young man of about 28,
much beloved, an excellent soldier, but
v. ho, however, for nearly a week had ap
peared restless, troubled; in a word, quite
different from what he usually was.
"Whero wero you, then, captain?" said
the prince, severely, on seeing him coino,
agitated and slightly out of breath.
"In tho palace, marshal."
"That is not enough. You must bo ,
licre, near to mo. Nevertheless, I havo
been taking notico of you for some days, j
You nro entirely changed. Your aninia- ,
lion is gone, vou havo extraordinary dis- '
tractions. What, then, has happened?"
"Nothing, marshal, I assure you."
"Indeedl You aro no longer master of i
"Excuso mo. That is true. I have I
sonio anxieties, lor family reasons.
"And those family reasons livo under
the palaco roof, it appears, becauso people
liavo met you up yonder, gliding furtively
along the corridors. I do not liko myso
xies, captain; do 3rou understand?"
Tho poor ofScer blushed and turned
pale. Then, alarmed at tho increasing
severity of the chief's tone, fearing bomo
suspicion mcro serious than tho truth,
decided to mako a confession.
"I havo my child, a boy of four years,
with mo," ho stammered, lowering hi?
Tho prince flew into a passion.
"A child of that agel Why not have
i nurse at oncoV A brat of a boy in tho
midst of war, when at any moment an in
burrection may burst out against tho
"If necessary, I will send him away,"
murmured the young man, in a sad voice.
"No; keep him, sinco ho is hero. IIo
could not be sent back through a country
ready for revolt. Let him remain, but on
condition that I never seo him, under
stand; and, abovo all, on condition that
his presence shall not bo tho causo of tho
slightest breach of your duty. That
-would bo very prettyl Discipline would
go on finely if each ono of us dragged
about his progeny through a campaignl''
Murat, in a state of fury, turned his
back, leaving tho captain greatly excited,
becauso he, Maurice Dupin, had not told
all. Not only was ho hiding tho child in
1 ho upper part of the house, but tho
another, too poor woman corao from
Franco, after risking a thousand dangers,
suffering a thousand deaths, during a
journey in a carriage under a burning
bky in an enemy's country; becauso sho
had wished at any cost again to see and
embrace her husband, and had been un
ablo to resist tho mad brained desiro for
this reunion. "Think, now, if I wero to
die far from thee!" she had said, with
tho unceasing cry of a poor ereaturo on
tho eve of a crisis, real or imaginary, in
which sho may bo overwhelmed. Tho
young husband did not feel himself strong
enough to turn her away. Ho had set
tled her on tho third floor of tho palaco,
tho room was not missed, and sho had
i-iuce lived in a constant fright, duo to
A week rolled by after tho explanation, i
Tho general spoke no more on any subject.
Ho continued, however, to give his orders
iu short, bhai-p style a sign that his dis
satisfaction was not yet dispelled. But
one Cno morning, under the influence of
tui unknown good humor, ho suddenly
look it inw his head to ask his aide-de-camp:
"Well; about (his child? Cannot ho be '
"Yes, indeed, marshal. I will go and J
find him if you wish it."
In a few minutes after the young father '
brought a lovo of a littlo soldier in full
parade uniform. A tiny sword beet
against his legs, which wero enclosed in ,
red morocco boots, with gold spurs, and !
on lus shoulders tho hus?arj pelisse, I
trimmed with fur in tho Hungarian stylo, .
completed tho rich army costumo of "th3
time. Tho captain, foreseeing that.
sooner or latcr, by chanco or voluntarily,
the princo might seo tho child, had eon- I
ceived the idea of presenting tho littla ,
fellow in the uniform most likely to nattei
his Eupcricr. The littlo rascal, in fact,
lied only to appear haughty and swagger
ing pretty enough to eat under this
equipment to conquer tho redoubtable
chieltaln- The marshal iook Iiim astrad
dle across his knee, called him "my jolly
3og," and made glorious promises to him
for Jus f uturo life.
"When vou shall bo rrrown ur I will
attach you to inv personal staff. You i
acau ugnc at my sido
uTes.PjiiicaLn'anfkxiaat.wanaliJ i. i
-loTa the future aide-de-camp.
But Murat's faco turned dark- "Prince
FanfariuetV" Might it be by chance a
sobriquet brought in by this innocent
"Why do you call me so?" he asked.
"Because in tho fairy stories Princa
Fanfarinet is tho handsomest of all, and
you resemble him."
"Ha! ha! Then I am greatly flattered.
And you, how do they call youV"
"Tho Princess Aurora? That is also a
namo from tho fairy stories. A little boy
is not called by that name."
"But I am not a little boy; I am a little
girl, disguised. Ask mamma."
Then, despite tho father's despairing
signs and to Murat's great delight and
amusement, the little girl, with all the
frolicsoraeness and ingenuousness of her
age, went on to relate that she had come
from Paris in a big carriage; that they
had encountered bears in the Pyrenees,
and also tho Spanish queen, who was
making her escape; and furthermore, that
they had been greatly frightened in an
mn, where tho innkeeper was killing
hogs, because she and her mamma had
believed that they were assassinating
men; that now they wero living up stairs
in beautiful rooms, with silk draperies,
gilt everywhere, but very villainous pic
tures; tliat among the things there that
she liked was a large mirror in which sho
could see herself all over, and also some
playthings which were doubtless aban
doncd b3rtho royal children in their flight.
"Captain," said Murat, charmed with
this delightful Chatter, "it only remains
for you to present me to Alme. Dupin. i
haro already met her in France in society.
I have retained tho best memories of her
beauty and grace. When a man has such
a family ho is not allowed to conceal it.
As to this littlo one," ho added, caressing
Aurora'3 check, "sho is full of wit, bhe
tells a story with imagination and an ex
traordinary charm. I shall miss my little
orderly, who showed such a blustering
desire to follow Prince Fanfarinet, but I
shall not be greatly surprised if France
uus mms pKicosi&ecunu i.uu. uo outei.
Aurora Dupin, become Mmo. Dudovant.
ws destined to be still greater than Do
Stael, for it was
sho whom tho world
knows as George Sand. Translated from
the 1'rench for Bobton transcript.
Replacing Broken Articles.
In tho majority of families there is no
such code as who break pays. If it were
universally obeyed there would be less
broken glass and china for tho city health
department to surreptitiously cart away j
from our kitchen doors. For, though tho
unique article cannot bo replaced in kind
it mav havo its substitute that will
answer quite as well. Occasionally an
honest soul takes upon herself to repair
the mischief sho has committed, without
making confession, as happened not long
sinco in ono of tho most artfully decorated
interiors in a fashionable locality. Tho
littlo maid who has chargo of theso valu
ables is a quaint foreigner, and as original
as sho is reliable and honest. It was her
bad luck to break a certain piece of hand
painted china which boro tho auto
graph of tho giver and artist. Know
ing tho great store sot upon this
fragile souvenir, tho poor littlo
despair, and her courago
rnnld Tint confess wlin.
failed her. She could not confess what
havoc her duster had made among tha
bric-a-brac. That was beyond her
strength; but sho could go down town
and match it at no matter what cost to
her meager purse. But alas, the work of
tho poet artist could not bo duplicated, as
sho soon discovered.
What, then, was to bo done? Visions
of prison, of tho scaffold even, roso be
fore her, until it was suggested at ono of
tho shops that she have another piece
made liko it. Exactly? Well, then, why
not, and, armed with tho address of a
skillful decorator, away sho flew to know
if this lovely china painting, autograph
and all, could be reproduced. Tho result
of her inquiry stands at this moment on
tho Louis XV cabinet in milady's parlor,
and no ono, not even tho original artist,
' will ever bo tho wiser! Besides, tho out
lay for tho replica was only $1.50. Ah,
yes! honesty is tho best policy. Boston
"Installment 1'lan" Clotbing.
"Thero is another scheme which has
become popular within a fow years," said
ono of theso merchants. "You havo
probably noticed that tho majority of
young clerks and counter jumpers aro
very well dressed. Their clothes aro of
good material, aro cut in tho latest style, 1
and thoy generally havo several suits. ,
Now, tho majority of those young men j
get from S to 12 a week, and haTo to
nv f hUti lr0-ri Wi-T rt tkntr him I
7.1,, wv,a9 T'li tnii w,., Tkfl
ronrenient and accommodating tailor, who I haps a licking, that's all."
is willing to trust them. They select I And I think he meant no moro than
their goods and purchase their clothes, of what ho said, so I made no answer. I
courbe, at a higher price than they could was only a lad, and an Indian at that he
get them for elsewhere. Thoy pay $o was a whito man and my captain. Bo
down, and agree to pay $0 a week until sides, as ho had reminded me, I owed him
they aro fullv paid for. The conseouenco
is, they aro always well dressed, but they
aro always in debt to their tailor. It's
better for them though, for they would
only spend their money foolishly and
never havo a decent suit to wear if they
had to ray cash for their spring or fall
suit before they enjoyed tho privilege of i
wearing, mo lauor maxes aoout ao per .
cent, profit, but the boys aro contented,
and very seldom fall to pay all they agree
to do." Chicago Herald.
Tho Wliolo TVorld Kin.
""If Mr. Henry Kendall, tho author of
"Tho Kinship of lieu," ia to be believed,
thero is no need of tho "one touch of
nature" to "make tho wholo world kin."
He traces our relationship to one another,
not to a common stock, nut in each case
from an actually living individual back
wards. Some of the results aro most
startling; as, for instance", tho calculation '
that the normal increase of ancestry up
to the thirty-second generation shows that '
each living man has 4,'J&4,9G7,2QG ances- :
tors. After that, who can doubt the t
kinship of tho world? Xew Orleans
In with Both Teat.
Young Hostess (to Mr. Oldbov, a mill
ionaire) Will you have a glass of wine,
Mr. Oldboy (a rank Prohibitionist)
Thank you, madam, but I never drink
luouug Hostess (anxious to say tho
right thing, but somewhat flurried) Is it
possible? Why, you look like a driniia g
man, Mr. Oldboy. The Epoch-
Paris has adopted the American ambu
f leaves. Concerning- Vaccination.
"We are at hist getting some very accu
rate comparative statistics concerning
vaccination. In Canton Zurich. Switzer
land, there was compulsory vaccination
up to 1SS3. In that vear not ono death
occurred from sniallnox:. The .inti-vir-
cinationists then secured a repeal of the
rm.nmmonr TitPm-vrvr 1S51 ft,
requirement, luenetyear, 1SS3, there
were two deaths per thousand from
smallpox; in 1SS4 three deaths out of
every thousand; in 1SS3 seventeen, and
in 1SS6 eighty-five. Thi; is a warning
that should be studied, especially by our
Canadian neighbors. But when preju
dice has to be overcome, even statistics
are valueless. Law must be applied to
save many people from their own self
will. They might be left to consequences.
j only for the spread of contagion to others.
Strength for today Is all that we tweu.
As there never will be a to-morrow;
For to-morrow will prove but another today,
With its measure of Joy and of sorrow.
THE PILOTS STORY.
This is the story told me by the Indian
pilot of one of the grand steamers that
ply the River St. Lawrence, and are
known to tourists from Montreal and
Quebec to Rimouski:
So you would like to know why I scare
at that headland? You notice that cape?
Yes. Corlett's cape, we call it, and a bad
place it used to be. You notice the light
house that stands there? Yes. Well, i
lived by that headland long before the
lighthouse was built, a matter of nearly
nfty years ago. I hate that same Cor
lett's cape, though I never heard tell of
more than one wreck. It happened after
i the lighthouse was built, but the lights
were put out, and put out on purpose,
' too. It's well nigh forty years since, but
I remember it as if it were but yesterday.
There was then a little bit of a settle-
I ment down near the mouth of the creek,
which you may have noticed empties into
the river just above the cape. There
I wern't many people lived there, and tho
1 biggest and most important man in the
placo was Charlie Corlett. tie
wn? (Jhnrlin I ;nrl fr.r,. Ho trn? a
, North of England man, I'vo heard tell,
I ad anvhnw hn nwnofl ovorv ncrn of land
aynow no owned every
and every stick of timber for miles
around. Besides, at that time, Corlett's
was the only grist and lumber mill within
a hundred miles in any direction. Then
ho owned a fast little schooner about
tho only ono that traded to tho settle
ment, making trips up and down the
river, between Quebec and tho provinces.
Although Corlett was a rich man for those
i dayE ho was fond of sailing and had a
i notion to run the schooner himself,
' Charlio Corlett would have passed for a
handsome man anywhere, and ho was, by
long odds, the finest built man in tho set
tlement. But Charlie had a terrible tem
per. He was so used to having his own
way that when anything or anybody
thwarted him he was a regular devil in
his fierce, unreasonable anger.
When the lighthouse was built a young
Frenchman from Three Rivers was put in
charge as keeper. He was a fine young
fellow, and if ho was not so handsome nor
bo rich as Charlio Corlett he was liked a
good deal better by the boys.
Corlett was some ten or twelve year?
older than young Hector Baptisto, but, as
I iuck would have it. they both fell in love
with tho same woman. Indeed, that was
hardly to be wondered at, seeing that
Lizzio Lenox was tho only pretty, mar
riageable whito woman in the settlement.
Both men loved the girl well and sincerely
and both made hor an honorable offer of
marriage. Of course Lizzie couldn't
marry both of them, and strange as
everybody thought it, she chose Hector.
The captain, as we all called Corlett, was
furious with rage, and he tried in every
way ho could think of to induce tho girl
to change her mind. Ho argued with her
in vain, and then threatened to uso his
?r4lTl AT1AA TTT1T-I- ihA flfAtfnlWWifttil y Trrt
, H turncd t f th 15ghthouse.
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Then ne brought costly presents trom
Quebec and St. Johns, which Lizzie re
fused to accept. Tho simple fact was
that Lizzie never liked tho captain, and
the moro ho tried to win her love, the
closer she stuck to Baptiste.
I was at that time sailing with Capt.
Corlett and knew him pretty well. One
day ho came down to the settlement, after
a three weeks' trip to Halifax, and found
that Hector Baptiste and Lizzie Lenox
wero married. Although tho captain
didn't say very much, I could tell that he
took it badly to heart, and I saw a look in
his eyes that I didn't fancy very well.
Two days later, towards evening, wo
blipped out of the creak, bound for Mon
treal. Wo hadn't got moro than a mile
past the point when the captain ordered
tho mate to down sails and lay to. IIo
said he had forgotten something and told
mo to get out the yawl and run him
ashore. When wo were in the boat he
says to me: "Pierre," ho says, "I saved
your lifo once, didn 1 1?
"Yes, cap," says I and ho did;
jumped ovorboard for me when I fell from
uloft two years before.
"Well," says ho, "one good turn de
serves another, doesn't it? Now you just
keep to yourself whatever you may hap
pen to seo to-night. I'm goin' up to the
lighthouse to settle an old score."
"For God's sake, cap," says I, "don't
do anything you'll be sorry for."
"That's all right," he says; "vou
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It was about 8 o'clock of a September
evening. I could 6ee tho lantern lights
being lit in tho lighthouse, and knew that
Hector was there and probably alone for
although there was a small cottage at-
faMife , i;f),m,u if n ,.
used as a dwelling. Corlett jumped ashore i
and bad mo wait for kirn. In the still-
ness I could hear words that wero said, j
Corlett spoke first;
"You French sneak, I want a bit of i
reckoning with you!"
"Those are hard names, captain," said
Baptiste, "and I dont liko them!"
"Oh, you don't, eh? Well, you shouldn't
deserve them then. I don't like having a
crawling Frenchman coming up hero anil
stealing away tho woman I had intended
to marry. That's what you did!"
"Capt. Corlett, you lie."
"For calling mo a liar, take that! And
for playing dirt on me tako that and
In a moment thero was a scuffle up in
that littlo room under the lantern and
the next thing I heard was a splash in
tho water. !
I thought it time to interfere, but as I i
ran the boat aground Corlett jumped in '
and shoved oft As I opened my lips to ,
speak, he shouted in a terribly excited i
"Don't von ask any questions, and don't
you say a word on ship board, or I'll shoot
you without warning!"
I confess that during that evening I
was a coward and was afraid of tho cap
tain in his mad rago. We proceeded on
our trip to Montreal, whither we carried a
cargo, and started back liffht. In a week
we were again nearing the settlement. It
was a squally night, though not very
rough, but dark as pitch. The tide was
running out and tho wind was from the
The captain had been drinking whisky
pretty freelv all through the trip, and ha
was in no shape to take the schooner into
the creek even in the best of weather.
Tho mate tried to persuade him to keep
outside until the morning. "No!" says he.
"Vsa. running this vessel. I'm captain
here, and you fellows will do as I tell you,
or I'll know the reason why." With
whisky in his head and pistols in his pock
ets, Corlett was a dangerous customer,
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near tho headland, but what puzzled tha '
boys was that no light was to be seen. I
had my own suspicions, but dared not
"Boys," said the captain, at last a lit
tle sobered in his effort to make tho
creek "guess wo won't try to make it to
night. Keep her off a bit, and go easy
down the river."
At that instant .1 saw a ILffht fiahin
tight ahead of usT - It dfcWt looTe "exactly
familiar, but we all took it for the light
house. "That's lucky," says the captain. "I
thought we were further off shore. Hard
a port!" he shouted. ""We'll clear the
point in good shape now."
Meantime the wind had been gathering
strength and the water was much rougher.
We were now spanking along with reefed
sails at twelve or thirteen knots an hour.
Suddenly there came a crash. We had
run aground on the point, 200 yards the
land side of the lighthouse! It was such
a shock that in ten minutes the schooner
was breaking to pieces and sinking. Then
it was each man for himself. I was the
first to pick myself up on tho low roclcs
and tho mate was with me. Soon after
ward three of the boys, which completed
the crew, showed up, but the captain was
The mate told me to go up to the vil
lage for help, while he and the others
stayed by the vessel. In five minutes I
came up to the light which had deceived
us all and caused the wreck. It was a
large, bright lantern, in the hands of
Lizzie Hector Baptiste's wife!
"Lizzio," I cried, "for heaven's sake,
what is this? Do you know what you
She did not look her old self at all.
Sho was pale and haggard and was
drenched with the spray from the surf.
"No," says she, in a strange tone, not
one bit like her old voice. "No; what
have I done?"
"Why. girl," I says, "you holding out
that lantern down tho shore put Capt.
Corlett out of his reckoning and he ran
tho schooner aground. What's moro, I
guess the captain's drowned."
"Ah!" she says, with a sort of sigh of
relief and satisfaction. "Listen to me,
Pierre. I intended to wreck Charlio Cor
lett's vessel. I know it was wicked, but
he was wicked and mado mo so. He
killed my poor Hector why shouldn't I
kill him? I expected the schooner would
be here to-night I hoped it would. So I
did not light up at the lighthouse. In
stead I held this lantern up as high as I
could reach, whero I knew it would fool
Corlett. You say ho is drowned? Well,
I am glad that is what I wished. Good
As 6ho spoke before I could interfere
sho jumped, lantern in hand, from the
ledge of rock on which sho stood into tho
deep waters. I rushed in after her as far
as 1 dared in the swirling tide, and peered
into tho darkness but could see nothing
Tho next morning, except tho wrecked
schooner, there was littlo traco of tho
storm; and, in the bright autumn sun
light, thero camp floating along tho creek
into the quiet settlement, carried by the
tide, two drowned bodies. One was Char
lio Corlett and tho other was poor Lizzio.
I'm 70 years old. sir, and I've followed
tho river all my life, passing Corlett's
cape a thousand times but I can't forget
it, I can't forget it. Detroit Free Press.
Ferrets for Kxterminatinsr Rats,
Thero is no denying the fact that fer
rets can do the most sweeping work in
tho way of exterminating rats of any
plan yet hit upon. My house used to bo
infested with the largest and most impu
dent class of this species of pests. Sonio
of them were audicious enough to dispute
ownership of the kitchen with the cooks.
About a month ago I purchased two fer
rets, brought them home, fixed them f.
comfortable abode in tho kitchen ani
awaited results. During tho first day
tho little animals remained in their quar-
I ters, but about 8 o'clock in tho evening
tuey Dotn aisappeared. I saw nothing
moro of them until 8 o'clock tho next
morning, when ono of them put in an" ap
pearance at headquarters and was fol
lowed in about half an hour by the second.
Tho first arrival was a littlo the worse
for wear. He had evidently had several
hard skirmishes during tho night. Tho
back of his neck was bitten, his breast
was scratched and one of his oyes bulcred
out liko a pillow In a broken window. I
had both washed thoroughly and thev ro- , " T ? "ar lU0.DOltra 1S n01
,.;r, ?! !,. . 1."j ' practicable yot, however, for tho reason
As soon as darkniSw Kt in Wv,r t W
both again disappeared, only to reappear
in tho morning at their customary placo
for their usual ablution. This programme
I was kept up for about two weeks with
1 i,,,i. i:f f j;.,,: t i.1 a: t
began to notice tho absence of my long
tailed and disagreeable enemies. Thoy
failed to show up in their accustomed
haunts, and it was rarely that I ever en
countered ono of them in my tour about
the houso, either by day or night. In
short, theso two little ferrets havo cleared
tho premises so effectually that I would
almost venture to offer a good sized re
ward for the scalp of a rat found in my
bouse. b. fa. Andrews in Ulobo-Democrat.
Chanco for an Inventor.
A prominent Minncsotan once said that
it made him inexpressibly sad to beo tho
richness of tho soil go away in tho thou
sands of bushels of wheat, never to return.
If ho had struck a balance between tho
wheat sent out and tho dollars sent in,
and with this in lus pocket gone down tho
river about two miles below tho suspen
sion bridge, and gazed over the bank into
.l. . in-. ,?;. V u i .
l? 'ussissippi .no ouiu navo seen a
sight that would havo made lum so much
sadder that he would doubtless weep from
Hero tho banks aro about sixty feet
high, and here the city has built a series
of chutes from tho top of the bluff to tho
water below, in each of which is kept con
stantly flowing a threo inch stream of
water. Theso, except for the wasted wa
ter, aro innocent enough, but down theso
chutes go each day from 600 to 1,000
wagon loads of tho richest manure.
Is this of so little value t
for the decreasing richness of tho soil, or
is the need of fertilizing the whole Missis
sippi rivor so great that thi3 is tho best
disposition to nia&e of this? Oh, for an
inventor who knows how to enrich tho
wasting soil and purify the contaminated
waterl Wood and Iron-
Attention to Sanitation.
Within late years we have learned that '
nf-nnc A;Lca nra ti- . i
k? - i i i-Wo. - "i
ble and less liable to spread when
treated in shelter tents than in our homes
or hospitals ; and we are more and more
caring for the ventilation of our dwellings
i and school houses and churches, prefer-
i ring the sunny sido of our houses for
u e are building our cities with wider
streets, and nrovidimr acces. t clear sun-
hino and rmro sur in PTtctnirp mrL-e i
We are. moreover, demanding more
eci-ntific and faithful plumbing, and
looking eut better for the condition of our
cellars. But we have not reached the
limit of what is possible or desirable ia
this matter. Youth's Companion.
An Old Suntrstitlom.
Once more, as the presidential cam
paign opens, we hear the old familiar
i prophesies from business men of pre
sumed intelligence that tnarc is sure to
be a general depression in frade for the
next five months in consequence of tho
impename election, it wcuia be inter- i
. , . iL- - ., .
&uag to mow now inis curious idea got 5
iKfn. iii me uuuas in -w;uit; uwi
is certainly a pure superstition, and what
ever actual depression a presidential elec
tion brings to business is only what is
caused by acting on that superstirion aa
a truth. If business men persist in de
luding themselves into the idea thai
trade is bound to be dull, it certainly
will be. But there is no real reason why
i; should be so, Providence Journal.
la a Old Flemfc,'- tity.
No ono was in a hurry The very beg
gars had a lazy whine. The shopkeepers
mostly stood at their doors, listlessly
chewing the stalk of some flower or star
ing before them with lack luster eyes,
while humminga tune, nobly indifferent
to business. There was one curiosity
shop that it was difficult to pass, so
crammed were its windows with carved
ivory and carved oak, with brass and
bronze tortured into shapes beautiful and
grotesque, with majolica waro and Japan
porcelain, missals gorgeous with color,
cobweb laces yellowed by age and ancient
weapons and books and other relics of the
past. But here, too. tho venerable owner
of these treasures, with horn rimmed
spectacles to assist his bleared eyes,
sat in a high backed Fifteenth century
chair, poring over a tome which was pro
bably printed at a similar date, and
scarcely deigned to glance at the stranger
who was inspecting his stock in trade. It
was delightful to mark the indolent en
joyment of the red shirted boatmen who
lay languidly smoking on the raised poop
of the gaudy barges which lay moored
here and there on tho wide canals, the
quay3 of which were shaded by lime trees,
amid tho rustling leaves of which the
bees hummed noisily. It was hard to be
lieve that this was the bustling, feverish,
Nineteenth century, and that our own in
sular Babylon was but a few hours' jour
ney from this drowsy town.
At last, however, I found myself in a
street wider than tho rest, along which
painted countfv wagons, full of Lico
capped and kerchiefed maids and matrons,
of brass cans, baskets and empty crates,
were jolting and rattling with thunderous
din over stones, drawn by sleek, wild
looking horses, which seemed to wear tho
minimum of harness and tho maximum of
bells, and which pranced and snorted in
their exultant strength. Theso belonged
evidently to well to do peasants who had
sold their poultry and their tame rabbits,
their butter and general dairy produce,
and wero now returning to tho far off
fr.rms where thoy dwelt among the polders,
and the willows, and windmills, and flat
meadows, grazed by red and whito kino.
All th lear Round.
A Dog's Sense of Guilt.
Tho raid which Larkins' dog made
upon our camp was amusing rather than
annoying. IIo was a very friendly and
intelligent shepherd dog, probably a collie.
Hardly had we sat down to our first lunch
in camp before he called on us. But ns
ho was disposed to bo too friendly, and to
claim too largo a share of the lunch, wo
rather gave him tho cold shoulder. Ho
did not corao again; but a few evenings
afterward, as wo sauntered over to tho
houso on some trifling errand, tho dog
suddenly conceived a bright littlo project.
Ho seemed to say to himself, on seeing
us: "Thero como both of them now, just
as I havo been hoping thoy would; now
while they aro away I will run quickly
over and know what they havo got that a
dog can eat."
My companion saw tho dog get up on
our arrival, and go quickly in tho direc
tion of our camp, and ho said that some
thing in tho cur's manner suggested to
him the object of his hurried departure.
Ho called my attention to tho fact and wo
I hastened back. On cautiously nearing
' camp tho dog was seen amidst tho pails
( in tho shallow water of the creek, investi
gating them. IIo had uncovered tho but
I ter and was about to tasto it when wo
1 shouted, and ho mado quick steps for
1 home, with a very "'kill sheep" look.
When wo again met lum at tho houso
' next day he could not look us in tho face,
but sueaked off, utterly crestfallen. This
was a clear caso of reasoning on tho part
of the dog, and afterward a clear caso of
tho sense of guilt from wrong doing. Tho
dog will probably bo a man beforo anv
other animal is. John Burroughs in The
Creatures of the Deep Sea.
A scientific examination of many of tho
that ?hen. l.hev f brought to tho sur
faco thoy fall to pieces, or nearly so. Thoy
aro so organized as to withstand tho enor- 1
mous pressuro of tho water at great j
dopths, and when brought up whero thoy
aro relieved of this pressuro they collapse. I
This is especially noticeable in the case of
fish with soft tissues; thoy aro reduced to
a spongy stato on coming to tho surface, j
2STo satisfactory conclusion has been
reached as to tho effect of tho darkness of
tho ocean depths on tho inhabitants of ,
those spaces, alany deep dwelling creat- J
ures wero brought up that had well de
veloped oyes, but it is thought that they j
wero only migratory specimens, sinco the
older ones were all blind. It is al30 found
that a great many of them wero phosphor
escent, thus carrying their own light
with them. This might warn off their
t natural prey, or, on tho contrary, attract
it to them, and the latter is supposed to
bo tho fact, becauso tho phosphorescent
bsn and animals survive, and naturo
always adapts her creatures to their sur-
Tho creatures that inhabit tho depths
of the ocean aro tho reverse of beautiful,
and they all have teeth and claws and
suckers and what not, designed to rip
and tear and kill. Their domain is tho
sccno of constant warfare and struggle,
for naturo has ordained that they should
live by eating each other. Philadelphia
Story About Joaquin Miller.
I recall a very good story told of Joaquin
Miller in California, which has never
found Its way into print. It is a pretty
well known fact that his daughter does
not nold ner gifted iatner in that admira
t: -tt-ith whirh tho wnrld romr,!, b.m
tion with which tho world records him.
He left her among tho Indians too long.
It spoiled her temper, and dwarfed Lr
appreciation of genius. A few years ago
Joaquin got out an edition do luxo of hi3
poems, which ho embellished with like
nesses of himself in various picturesque
j costumes and attitudes "Mr. Miller
j among the Sierras;" "Mr. Miller on Mount
Shasta," "Mr. Miller shaking hands with
l?-n v r u L a V,C f A11"
Mller n horseback, ad so on. Ono
plate ho gcnerouslv reserved for his
gt & M - JIilicr g had
tho post of honor in tho middle of tho
book, and was seated on a prancing mus
tang, her hair flying toward the top of
the page and a lurid light effect behind
her. Joaquin sent a copy to Miss Miller
with his distinguished autograph on tho
fly leaf. She glanced through the book;
appreciated Its contents; ran a penal
through her own name beneath the wild
aEd.Fec?.?3 female, and writing below
it ".iir. aimer wnen no was a girl, bens
j tt back to him. Current Literature.'
Kcy tr Lock &oxe
There is a watchman in tho New "Fork
pcstoSoe whoso chief duty" is to collect
the keys of lock boxes that are left In
the locks by careless men and boys. Gen-
crallv there is somo tharoer on the look- J
out to st-fealkeys that are 'left ia this way.
Chicago Herald. '
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""-" -air wpwii.
British authorities have been testing a
nfvn- ?robp -i-T,Tr--0- -w ,.x
- -r- --- - v-wuv-j-
tion of which is a secret. Amone the
chums of ii3 inventor are greater velocitv,
flattrr trajectory, les3 fouling and less
recoil than with ordinary government
powder; while it will keep better. Is
aafer to manufacuire and to handle, and
i3 lighter than the common powder. Is
is known as tho Johnscn-Eariesd pow
der, and tha experimento mads are raid
to havo fully justified sereraL oX them
Moo. A rkaowa w. Trarnlan
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GEO. L PRATT & GEO. D. CROSS, Resident Partners,
A Chinese Opium Storr.
Sinco tho introduction of opium Into
Uhina millions and ten3 of millions havo
riven themselves up to it3 nse, ita vic
tims beinir found in all tho ranks and
jonditions of life, among the old, tho j
middlo aged, tho yonng, and even chll
siren. But a caso of an infant becoming ,
a victim to its pernicious influence has I
I jHt como to our knowledge. A man and
i his wifo had been in the habit of taking
opium for yi-arj, and ono of their chief do
lights was in indulging themselves over
tho pljKdnoach other's company, cadi tak
ing alternate w biffs. Ono daf tho woman
gavo birth to a boy, and all tho household
was in an ecstatic state of joy fulness. But
before long the baby began to show signs
of illness, and although a physician was
sent for they could not discover the cauf
of its symptoms Every effort was mado
to cave the child, but ho only grew worse
and worse until his parents gave him up
In despair they took their plpo to
solace themselves, and behold! as thoy
puffed at the pipe the smoke was waited
;) tho chHd's nostrils, and, giving a
t:i7.e, he instantly revived and t?gaa to
try Upon inhaling moro of the moke
L" changed his erring into laughing and
bamo exceedingly lively. Aftr that ho
ws r11 right as long as he Inhaled tho
smoke at regular periods of the day
One day, however, his parents neglected
to give him the accustomed doso of smoke
and before they were avan he died.
He Ttvolt Afiturt Crarlty.
It is rather In others and for otheWtkct
the modern civilized man dread pain. Ho
finds It harder to know that ether Dn are
suffering tho pains of cold or hunger in
Kansas or Ireland or India; cr that "pris
oners of poverty" are working for pit
tances in too great dtics; or that laboring
inpo aro driven to work sixteen hoars a
day; or that criminals are tortured or mis
treated in the chain gang; cr that "politi
cals' are driven to Insanity in th P.wsiaa
stat prisons. He resents and poaches
cruelty i &r.ima1-i where his frrcat-craud-father,
perhaps, thought nothing 01 :
big a alare to tha whipping past. H re
volts even against harshness hi just
punishment, and desires to alleviate &on
of tho hvrrora of banging. If ha if-sore
a cf of croehy. it u free: lack of &a
xaxdeace: let him know about it, acduth
-wrld nko.ll 1mvar Ma foj!nni akoat i
Wilb&rlwoe and Copley might go en for
years telling EagUehmen of th horrors
of the middle pa&aige and of all the Tii-
Iahiies of thu elavo trade; and still th
.i.. .,;, nj . .- T iT- ,a
I ri uiw imbbbicv V4 aW44 - -- twvf i.
ue siavc traca was reprrsaaioa in parua
meat. Crseitr in suao recent tinea lives
by stealth and bhxshss to find itself f.
moms in tas newspaper pntery, Tae
Ti Itcd Placard.
j--. ,t- rod placards are placed en tl
octwde of aristocratic London bouaes be
tween the -windows, to hmr that an art
exhibition for the benefit of a charity is
j SoIac 0 within. Hare Jcur&aJ.
3. H. 3LACX. Stcreitrr a&d Treuar
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