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rtCIKkAT, OtrrOREM. ISSi,
The fonr yeara' boy above his btookt
Wutebcs his eetie as It rocks.
With wanrierms eyes feel only
?ho too loud ticking of the clook
Blurts at an nnexpectod knock,
,nrt wide-eyed, pale, his mother greets,
whom at the open door ho meets,
tto throws hlms"lf Into her arms,
.And tells her all his vnirae alarms.
With "Oil I I vat so touelyl"
The dreary morning; breaks attain,
And with It wakca n bitter pain,
That llniicrlntr sleep dulled only;
Tho wire whose heart lies with the dead,
lielurtant lifts her hetvy head,
fee the new day look coldly In
While she Its Jonrney must beicin;
Mast pass attain the nopolesi round,
For many a j ear all Jovless found.
Iter life Is left so lonely?
The old mnn leans upon his cane,
And sees his lifo ro bv ngitln,
Now trembling, and and lonely i
Hit strength Is spent, his eyes aro dim,
And not a soul tn caio for film
Is Icltof nil his kith and It ill.
Tncm I" no door will take Mm In.
Why did his hnys nil leave him so?
And his old wile hefoie lilrago?
lie left alone he only.
The child, the wife, tlio poor old man,
II nst And their comfort n they can,
New hope or momory onlv.
Can these console? Shall Destiny
A thine of worn-nut gat jients b,
.Affections torn and spent, the heart
t hut liisensnto to Its smirt,
And nil the universe to mt
Mi-ro empt ness and innaKeiyi
I dying here so lonclyl
Yes, thtt Is nil. It lite mnt be
but what we touch and what wo sea, '
And outward tlowei Inn onl) .
If depths of belntr underlie
Anal lovi snrionnd tho mysterv;
If help Divine meets hitman pain
And transient loss Is endless cixln.
In Hh-irpest sties It God draw near
And In the dark now sum anpeir,
Ah, then, who need bo lonely?
Urt. D. II. R, Goodnle, in If. V. Indeptmtmt.
A MAINE AMAZON.
A Girl Who Did Not Like Wom
Tho worthy residents of Hiickmotaok
Cove married greatly when It becamo
known that Darius Kallahan, who, dur
ing his 1'fot'mc, had been considered a
most careful as welt as goncrotH "pro
v'tlor," had not left eno igh money to
buy decent mourning for his widow and
daughter. Smco tlio discovery, by a
quartette of adventuresome IKIiennen,
and the eonie jnent celebrity of roman
tic Haekmelaek Cove, Darius KnlU
han's hud been the most successful buck
board; his tenm had always been most
in demand by the "rusticators" and tho
hauled mealers" terms familiar to the
e.irs of all tho fortunate throng tint for
gather, during thu sultry reign of Sirius,
along tlio p'cturosiuc Maine coast.
Therefore, when it was found that tho
supposed thrifty Darius had failed to lay
by, during tho six prosperous summers
which tho Covo hail enjoyed, something
substantial for the traditional rainy day,
heads were wisely Mi'ikon, and tm.zlcd
Hackmctack Covers wondered what hail
"went with all tho cash D'rim Kellyeu
had made haulin'."
Whatever it was that had caused the
cvnu'shment enough to know that tho
money w as gone, utterly, completely,
as Darius himself; and nothing re
mained to tell that it had once b'en;
whereas tho fresh mound in tho little
gravc-jard under the hill botokened
plainly enough the former existence
of tho'improvident husband and father.
"Pity D'rius hed to go an' die jest
when tho sea oil's openin'," sympa
thetically observed a fellow-Jehu who
hud never grudged hU neighbor's popu
larity. "Yes Vs," assented Uncle Joshwa,
Iho village oracle, it blinking glan -a
from his silitary eje swooping the shore
of tho Cove. "Ho'd ought to 'a wa'ted
a tptdl till 'twas a lect'e moio conven
ient." "Wonder what Miry's goin' to do,"
musingly continued thu lirst speaker.
Vho'lT not keen tho team, I dovny."
"Certing she'll not; sho'll hev to sell
the horses an' tho buck-board; she
hain't oven got enough money to buy
bunuits for herself an' Vcsty. So my
woman told me."
"Guess they'd manage tn shift along
''thout bunn'ts; what they want's
grub," sentent'ously remarked Undo
"Cness some womon-folks 'd ruthcr
do 'thout grub 'n a btinult, an' Vcsty
Kcllyen's one of 'em, I jo Ige," said an
other of tho critical row perched on tho
"Thet's so! V:s!y's a lectio mlto loo
utscttin'. I gue?s sho'll find 'taln't
alius p'c, now that D'rius is gone an'
left nothing. Sho'll hov to work like
tho rest of our women-folks."
"Fish, tut bait, or go ashoie." faco
tiously supplemented Uncle Joshwa,
assiduously whittling to h point a frag
ment of wood he had brok"ti from the
f jnco rail. "I kind c' pity tho gal, for
all; she'd bo a pioper nice gal ef sho 1
w'nn't so hlghty-tigiily."
Yes, somotiiing would have to bo
done, that was plain enough to both
Vesta and her mother. Hut what? Al
ready there were enough cottages on tho
romantic shoro of the Covo to accom
Tiioduto the summer boarders, and oven
had there been a demand for more room,
it could not have been found in the Kal
lahan domicile, which w us barely largo
enough for tho widow and her (laugh
ter. If only "Edward Everett" and
Hannibal llamlin," tlio pair of fleet
footed horses, could havo boon trans
formed into good inllch cows! During
the season the demand for milk and but
ter always exceeded tho supply. Of
-course Mrs. Kallahun would bo glad to
sell the bays, but in all the Cove region
there was not enough ready money to
buy the steeds; and as ready money was
wl at tho widow most needed, she might
s well keep the horsos as sell them "on
time." cpcc'ally iw Darins, just before
liiu latal ilinws, hud la'd In and happily
pa'd for a supply of fodder for tho sea
son. "Vcsty might git a chance up to the
Surf House, suggested a B Ida I In pet
tooats," who had o me to "set a spell''
with the widowed Mirv. and whs do'ng
her best to tear open tho fresh wound in
the bereaved heart,
Vesty sho don't don't odmlro to
-wait on table or do chamber work,"
-half sobbed Mrs. Kallahan.
(She don't? Wal, I suffer! What
does she like, I want to know? Your
Veety's a mighty cur' u gal, anyhow; I
sever see any one like Vesty. Now my
Ireao Amaranth she's jest that powerful
sger for the company to corns alius,
and alias a-wlshln they'd hurry an' git
here. There hain't a lazy bone in my
Irene Amaranth's body, so there hain't,
m1 I'm mighty thankful there hain't
There hain't av might o' tan tryin' to
kas bar to ham, oaoe she kaows she
S, "rknow it Vesty" with a regret-
-'' -'! alii "alaa't take to ma
.i' w j "-k : '"- -
'Don't take to hotisowork? Well,
sho Is cur'u. tin1 no mistake. What's
flho cal'lato to do, onco sho marries
Zomro powlln'? Keop help, 1 dossay"
tills last with lino Irony.
"I d'know, I'm sure," sobbed the
"You m'ght ra'so gardlng sas." was
again suggested, as thu visitor dubious
ly surveyed tho littlo plot of ground be
yond tho kitchen door.
"Vesty 'lowed sho'd like thet cf our
f'arding was only slzablo enough; but
taln't, Mis' Hlgglns."
"ISO, taint, tnets certing; an- tain t
Inje rubber nuthor" laughing at her
iokc, and ris'ng to go. "Igucss I must
bo goin'. Ef Vesty s mado up her mind
thet sho won't try for a chanoo to tho
hotol. I'm suro I don't know what's
goin' to become of you. I don't guess
there's nny use ftio talkin' to her 'bout
"No, guoss not Good-day Mis' Hlg
glns. Como ag'in right soon; it's
powerful lonesome now,"
"Yes, it bo, poor soul! an' D'rius's
coin' ain't vour wust troublo nuthor.
I wonder how you kin bear up under it
She nu ttod tho houso. and sauntered
leisurely down tho narrow garden path
to tho gate, whoro she met tho daughter
of thu houso, a trim, black-eyed, "red
cheeked girl of eighteen.
"Well, Miss Vcsty Kellyeu," she bo
gan, in a sharp arra'gning tone, "so
you ain't a-sroin' to try fur a chance up
to tho Surf House?"
"No'rn, I halnt. Who said I was?"
returned Vesta, hor black eyes snapping
"Nobody said as you was. Miss Vesty
Kellyon; but you hed ought to. Etyou
wa'n't qa.tc so trlilin'. Miss Vcsty Kell
ven, thcro'd bs no danger of your poor
hoart brokon ma starvin'."
"I guess there won't nobody starve
round here loastways not s'long as
thoro's a sutler full o' potatoes an'
turnips, an' plenty o' fish to bo hod for
the ketchln out in tho Cove.
"Humph! Guess yon cal'lato on
Zomro Dowlin's kcspln' yon in fish.
You ain't a-goin' to kotch none, I'll bo
bound!'' was tho woman's sarcastlo re
joinder. Then, her curiosity getting
the bettor of hor dignity, sho con
descended to ask. "What bs you goin'
to do, anyhow. Vcsty?"
"Hain't mads up iny mind yit; noth
in' mebbo," laconically roplicd Vesta.
"Humph! You cal'lato boardln' up
to tho hotol, 1 dessay, Miss Vesty Kell
yeu?" "Mebbo I do. Mis' Higgins." And
beforo thu irato damo conldlramo a ro
tort, Vesta h id satlod past her and en
tered the kitchen.
'StUct jou, Vesty?" callcdhnr moth
er's querulous voice from tho adjoining
'Whoro you been?"
"Down to tli3 shore."
"With Zcmro Dowlin' agin, I'll bo
"I don't seo no manner o' uso your
kecpin' company with Zcmro any more.
Ho can't morc'n keep his granny in
"Thet's so; granny needs a powerful
bight," assented tho girl, trying in vain
to stiflo a sigh which rose from tho low
ermost depths of her full heart. "Gran
ny's had another spoil; Zcmro was up
"Zomro hadn't ought to letSamanthy
go out West "
"Ef Samanthy hadn't gone, Zemro'd
have another mouth to feed, an' I guess
Samanthy was glnd enough to git away
from waitin' on poor old granny."
"Yes, guess so. Samanthy never was
tho good-dispositioncd person Zomro is.
Tired, bo you P" as her daughter entered
the room and flung hcrsolf full length
on the lounge.
silence for several mln-
"I wish I hod a thousand dollars!"
"Why don't you wish you was Presi
dent at oncct, an' bo done with it?" im
patiently rejoined her mother. "I
never seo s"ch a girl to wish for on
possible things as you bo, Vesty Koll
yen." "Ef I hod a thousand dollars," pur
sued Vesta, ignoring her mother's re
mark, "I'd buv tho Fcarnaught for
"Great lodgment!" ojaculatod the
widow. "Hcs Squire Cornish got the
facstoask a thousand dollars for that
"No, of couso heha'n't," interrupted
Vesta; "an' he don't ask half that much
for the beauty, ntither. But ef I hed a
thousand dollars, Zcmro should hev the
the sloop, an' the rest of the inonoy'd
keep you an' granny an' mo an' Zoiiiro
till ho'd git a start. He says if ho hod
the sloop ho could make, at least" with
emphasis "threo thousand dollars a
year. Hut" drawing a long sigh'
"with jest that old dory an' it not fit
to go ouls'do the ledge any more an'
granny alius ailin', an' wantln' the
doctor, there aiu't no use hopiu' oor to
git a start."
"No, guess not," in a moluncholy
tono, assonteu tlio motlier.
For a long while the girl lay thcro,
her hands clasped abovo tier head, her
eye-, tixeil on tho colling, which was as
white as lime coulu make it. Through
tho open door and window came tho
distant murmur of tho pino forest,
blended with tho harmonious ripple of
tno waves upon tue peuoiy Deacn. rnow
and then a clear bird note, the jubilant
call of the thrush or rob'n, cloft tho
silence in the room; or a great yellow bee
lM79At Itiflitatolmialt. Amnnw tl,a lll.in1
plumes nodding alongside tho door-
Dtjs uu uuu vhko visvj nmun
glanced qucstlonlngly toward the clock,
then at tho motionless figure on the
lounge; but that the girl s eyes were
wido open she might have been sound
asleep, so utterly oblivious was she to
every thing around her.
Fully halt an hour passed thus, when
the mother, who had fallen into it peace
ful slumber, was roused by a sudden
movement on the part of hor daughter.
"Thet's jest what I'll do," emphat
ically exclaimed Vesta, sitting upright.
"How? Whore? What did you say,
Vesta?" stammered her mother, sitting
bolt-upright, and trying hurbsst to look
as if sue liad not Been in tho land of
dreams for tho last twenty minutes,
"I've niodu up my mind 'bout what
Im goin' to do, mother, and I want
you should let me do it"
"Now, Vesty Kellyen! Ez el you
didn't alius do jest as vou'd a mind to!
Et you'd do as I want you should, you'd
git a chanoo np to the hotel, and git
your reg'lar wages, week in an' week
out thet's what you'd do."
"Jest wait a bit. Mother Kellyon,"
returned Vesta, smiling brightly.
"You'll see ef I don't know how to
manago. How much did father make
haulin the company?''
"More'n once he" cleared nigh onto
four hundred dollars, an' to think that
'most every cent of it weat dowa that
mto'aUe tmiae ha um4 to 'lew wi
uhtick-fiill o' silver, an' would make our
"Poor father! Guess ef more silly
folks hod give all their money to mom
m nlng chaps, we might travel right
through that holo to Chlny now! But,"
addedtho girl, sagely, "worritln' ain't
goin' to fetch tho money back. Guoss
ef poor fathcr'd knowed tho pesky hole
hed no bottom, he wouldn't 'a kop' on
throwin' all his money into't. Ho
thought he was doln' it for tho best,
"Yes, 'tis. Now, wheroyou goin'
an' it 'most supper-time?" a trine im
patiently qtiercd tho inothor as her
daughter roso, took hor sun-bonnet
from its pog, and walked toward tho
"You've often wished I'd been born
a boy, mother. I'm goin' to show you
that a girl can be of somo use, too."
"You'vo goin' up to tho Surf House,
after all!" joyfully cried her mother,
following her to tno door.
"Yesrrnv goin" up to tho Surf
House," with a peculiar smile, repoated
Vesta, "I shan't be long; cf you'll
wait till I como back, I'll git the sup
per." "You jest go right along, Vcsty Kel
lyon. I guess I hain't forgot how to
bile a codfish!" and beforo Vesta was
out of hoarlng, tlio gratified widow was
clattering briskly among tho pots and
pans in the little kitchen. Perhaps it
was an hour later when Vesta, with
buoyant step and with a heart much
lighter than it had boon for many a day,
retracod her way to tho cottage. Just
at the turn of tho road sho encountered
a tall, sunburned, handsome youth, the
nots and tlshlng-tacklo hanging over his
shouldor betraying his handicraft.
"Hello, Zomro!'' she saluted.
"Hollo, Vestyl" he returned, curious
ly eyolng hor, as If doubtful how to
understand the gladness in her face and
tone. "Where you been?"
"To tho Surf House."
"Goin' to work there?" he asked, his
"Guoss not, Mr. Zcmro Dowlin'.
Hain't I vowed I wouldn't work up to
"Yes, you hov," slowly and with just
a touch of disappointment in his tono.
"How's granny?" questioned Vesta,
suddenly changing tho subject.
"Somo better. Goin' down to see her
"Guess not; I want to see Squire Cor
nis after supper."
"Yes? I heard that the squlro was
lookin' for somo ono to plow his
meadow; goin' to let him her tho
"Oh. I thought racbbo you was.
You'll bo sellin' the team by-'n'-by?"
"Guoss not; leastways not till till
you're captin o' tho Fcarnaught," sho
added, smiling and blushing.
H.s face saddened. "Thet '11 novor
bo, I'm afraid, Vcsty," ho replied,
shifting tho nots to tho other shoulder.
"Never's a long time, Mr. Zcmro
Dowlin'. There's mother bockonln' to
mo. Good-bye. Wait a minute,"
catching tho cornor of ono of tho nets
as ho was starting forward. "I'll give
you something pleasant for bait. Ef
you ain't c.tpting of the Fcnrnaught bo
fore you'ro a year older, my namo ain't
Vcsty Kcll en."
His freo arm caught her beforo sho
had time to oscapo fiom h's side, and
bonding his faco eloso to hor own, ho
whispered: 'When I'm captin' of the
Fcarnaught, my darlin', your namo
won't bo Vcsty Kellyen. that's cer
ting." Sho laughed, broko from his clasping
arm, and ran swiftly toward the cot
tage. With the advent of July came
the first boarders to Hackmetack Cove.
The day on wh'ch tho staunch little
steamer Rockland made her first land
ing of tho soason was a gala-day for tho
residents alongshore, as well as for the
dwellers among the adjacont hills.
Long enough beforo tho hour at which
tho boat was expected, ovory body that
could walk or hobblo had repa red to
tho wharf to mest tho gonial "capting"
and to criticise tho new arrivals.
"Many comin' to-day?" askoda wood
man, wlio had walked at least fire miles
from his camp in tho forest, of tho pro-
firictor of tlio Surf House, with whom
le was trudging toward tho wharf.
"Only six," was the reply.
"I don't seo no team at the wharf."
"Hedn't we better tell Mel Hammond?
Guois ho'd make 'bout as good a show
with his team as any one round here,
now that D'rius Kcllyen's gone."
"I've arranged for a team," returned
the landlord, with a peculiar smile
wreathing his good-natured mouth.
"So! Bankers, I dessay?"
There was silence for soveral mo
ments; then, unable longer to curb his
inquisitlrcncss, tho woodman asked
again: "Who is goin' to haul 'cm?"
"Tho Kollyen team."
"The Kellyon team? I hedn't heard
as anybody'd hired It from Miry."
"Nobody hain't Look outf" as tho
clatter of horse-hoofs behind them caused
both tJ step quickly out of the way of
an approaching team, "Thot's who's
goin' io haul 'em," added tho landlord,
nodding toward tho buck-board which
was rolling toward tho wharf. "Vesty
Kellyen camo to mo a few days after
D'rius was buried, an' said she wanted
I should giro her 'n equal chance with
tho rost o' tho teams; and as I couldn't
see why she shouldn't .drive a buck
board if sho was so minded, I said I was
"Great King! Who d a' thought it?"
The astonished woodman said no more,
but looked in silence after tho receding
conveyance, whioh had been nowly
pa'ntod, whilo tho burnished harness
glittered like gold in tho bright sun-
"Edward Everett" and "Hannibal
Hamlin" stepped as proudly as if aware
of their fair drivur's desire to make a
favorable impression on the critical pub
ic; Vesta horself was tastefully dressed
in a plain black wool costume.
"Jerusalem crickets'." ejaculated
Uncle Joshwa, as Vesta's team rattled
over the loose boards of the old wharf.
"Ef tber ain't Vesty Kellyen, an' the
old buck-board lookin' spick-span as
new! Hooray! give the gal a s'lute.
lads; she's a spunky critter, 'n' deserr-
in' on in. Hooray!"
There was a moment's hesitation, not
from any unwillingness to join in the
old tar's salute, butfromshoer astonish
ment This was n sansation they had
not counted on. Then the crowd, lust
ily enough, now that it had taken in the
situation, took .up Uncle Joshwa's
"hooray," and the very hills rang with
the jubilant uproar. Vesta, with smll
incrfaco and ores suspiciously moist.
waited for the voices to cease. Then she
sprang from her seat to the old sailor's
side, and giving his outstretched paw a
hearty shake, and, in a tone that be
trayed her emotion; "Thanky, thanky,
Uncle Joshwa; now I'm sure of success.
Thanky, nil of you," looking bright
around at the circle whioh had cl
around her. "I knowed D'rius Kcl
lyen's friends and neighbors wouldn't
begrudge good will to bw daughter."
"That they wouldn't, you Ntl" arW
a asore of rokm.
So much of tho ba'.llo w.is won, anil
much tho harder half, for Vesta, In hor
norel undertaking, had not counted up
on tlio favor of hor neighbor, 'llio re
mainder of the task would bo easy
enough. At first Iho "company"
tnought it very odd ana ratuer unsaio
to rido behind" a girl driver: but she
soon proved that mio thoroughly under
stood her business, was Always so will
ing and chocrful that tho innovation
after a fow weeks ceased lo bo a matter
to be wondered at and was accented
along with tho rest of tho "peculiari
ties" of tho region doughnuts, clam
bakes, pie for breaksat, and so forth.
Hardly a day passed, clear or cloudy,
that tho Kallahan team was not seen
driving toward or coming from tho
Surf Houso with a merry load of "rus
ticators"; indeod, so pipnlar had Vesta
and her buck-board bocomo that she
was rarely out of the driver's soat.
And "Edward Everett" and "Hannibal
Hamlin," to tholr credit bo it reoorded,
never onco failed in tholr endeavors to
do their utmost for tho enterprising
liltlo Amazon who handled tho reins so
Sontembcr. the month of tho hegira
for the guests at Iho Covo, found Vesta
tho proud and triumphant possessor of
a snug sum of money, almost doublo
that which she had hoped to earn. Now
she might safely reckon on Zemro's be
coming tho captain of tho Fcarnaught.
Thore was enough money to lay fit a
supply of necessaries for the winter,
enough to buy all tho "doctor's stuff"
granny wonla need for months, and
blissful thouo-ht!-enoneh tobur the beau
tiful wedding gown which would adorn
the happiest girl in all Maine beforo the
bluebirds and thmshes returned in the
early spring! Rosy meditations of this
sort filled the girl s brain as she drove
toward the hotel to take her last load to
the wharf. No wonder she drove up be
fore the door with an extra flourish, and
with a happy chirrup that made hor
horsos prick up their ears. Her eves
sparkled with hope and delight, her
clieoks glowed redder than ever ooncath
their screon of freckles, as she tripped
lightly up tho steps to the plaxsa where
heaps of luggago awaited transporta
tion to tho wharf.
"Hello, Vesta," railed Irene Hlgglns
from tho dining-room window. "I was
to tell you to come right into the par
lor the minute you came. Guess you're
goin' to git your partin' gift like the rest
"I've got all I want," murmured
Vesta, contentedly, thinking of tho well
sturTcd stocking carefully h'dden at
homo in the unused stovopipo In the
"Good morning Miss Vesta," saluted
tho spokeswoman of the half-dozen oi
moro travelers waiting in the parlor.
"Wo aro so sorry that we heard only
lost night of your expocted marriage
next autumn. Had wo known it earlier,
wo should havo insisted on hav'ng the
wedding before wo returned to out
homes. Wo have concluded to givo you
a present, and you can send us an in
vitation when the afla'r comes oft".
Take this" giving the bluslng girl a
a small paper box" and with it our
s'neerest wishes for your happiness and
success. You aro a good girl, and de
serve to prosper. Don't open tho box
until tho steamer has left the wharf."
Good-byes wore now oxchanged. and
a fow mlnutc3 later the buck-board wai
rolling toward the wharf, tho dainty
white packet tucked safely in the driv
er's jacket pocket
"What d'y' s'pose 'tis, Vcsty?" whis
pered Zomro, who had come with the
rest of tho Hackmetack Covers to "see
tho company off."
"Jewolry, I dessay; that's what the
city loiks alius give ror-weddin pres
ents," sho replied in an undertone.
"I re alius wanted ear-rings cuoss it I
Wish It was a dozen pair, you dar
lin' !" warmly responded her lorer.
"Then I'd hor to wear 'em on my
nose an on my toos, you silly boy,"
sho whispered back, in a laughing tone.
A loud wh'stle proclaimed the ap
proach of tho boat
"Good-bye, Vesta; good-bye, good
byo," called tho merry travelers from
the upper deck. The lutreasro was
quickly carted aboard, the wh stlo blow,
tno cable was cast off, and the Rockland
backed out into tho stream.
Vesta wared her handkerchief with
the rest of tho crowd until the boat was
well under way; then she took the box
from her pocket g.ngerly untied the
ribbon, and lifted the lid.
"Money!" gasped Zemro; and "How
much? how m Ji?" clamored the curi
ous throng, crowding around tho pair.
Vesta took tho green roll from the box,
smoothed it out in her hand, and, slow
ly turning orer tho cornor of each note,
counted, the spectators eagerly repeat
ing her words "One, two, throe, four,
flro! Fire twenty-dollar bills a hun
dred dollars! Again the surround ng
hills, as on the day when Vefctn made
her first appearance in the character of
buckboard driver, resounded with the
hoarty cheers that roso from the crowd
on tho wharf, and were echoed by the
laughing group on the upper deck of
Tho last glimpse the generous "rnsti
cators" had of Vesta, sho had mounted
tho railing of the wharf, and, supported
by zemro uownng s sturdy arm, was
rigorously waring with hat and hand
kerchief hor thanks and her adiou. S.
E. liorgs, in Harper's Bazar.
How They May Ha Meliorated at a Com'
paratlvely Hmall Expense.
The teachings oi soiontino men are
well worth serious consideration from
farmers, especially in questions rolating
to tho use of fertilizers. An important
lesson taught is that worn-out lands re
quire not only nitrogen, phosphoric
acid and potash, that may be applied by
means of commercial fertilizers, but
humus as wolL so as to secure the
proper physical condition In the sol
necessary to keep the plant-food in
arailable form and to permit the plant
to get it in due proportions.
Scientists advise, for tho reason,
stated, the use of commcro'al fertilizers.'
no matter how well made, in association
with farm manures on worn lands. A
favorite means of improvement of so'li
is through a well-constituted compost
heap, for here the required humus Is
'ipplied In the leaf mould. Yard
waste, muek and other organic matter
composted with the commercial fer
tilizers. In many instances farmers can supply
humus to their exhausted soils by green
manuring. The cow-pea is an ad
mirable renovator, and has of late been
much used by Southern farmers for
brindne up their soils. The plan re.
sorted to Is a short rotation of crops, In
which the cow-pea is of frequent oc
currence. This crop Is plowed- under
aa a irreen manure, aad .with the a'd of
a liberal supply of commercial fertilizers
soon improves the land aad repays the
farmer for hi labor aad money hi
prouuDio crops. m, w. itotm.
irofiUble crops.-; W. HVW.
rHE INDUSTRIAL WORLD.
It is estimated that 18,000:000 pairs
of boots and shoes are annually manu
factured In prisons. AT. Y. Sun.
Tho Auburn (N. Y.) Axle Works,
whtoh are moving to Wilkesbarro, Pa.,
will employ about one thousand mon.
Papo? roofs, because of tholr llght
nwn and other advantages, aro recom
mended by tho Manufaclurtra'' Oaztttt
at boing suporior to slato.
The total amount of track laid in
the United St.ttos from January 1 to
Snptomber 1, 1886, Is 3,475 mllos, di
vided between 163 lines. During the
whole of 1885 only 3,131 miles were
built AT. Y. Post.
Tho greatest balloon in the world
has boon constructed in San Francisco.
It will hold 150,000 cublo foot of gas
and was mado to trarersotho American
Continont from ocean to ocean. Sar
Rutland's marble quarries glre
employment to more than 3,000 men,
who wcro paid $1,200,000 lost year,
whon orer 1,500,000 cublo feet of mar
bio was produced. More than $6,000,-
000 is inrostod. RuUand Herald.
Tho Brotherhood of Locomotiro
Firomon is divided into 335 lodges, lo
cated In all parts of tho United States
and in Canada and Mexico, and has a
total membership of seventeen thou
sand. Chicajo Inter Ocean.
Tho Duro Car Company's Works
in Wllmlugton, Del., have boon sold to
tho Pullman Car Company for $45,000.
The Pullman Company intends making
its now shops tho oastern headquarters
for repairs, and new work will also bo
dono there. K Y. Tribune.
Htrod girls got very low wages in
Canada, judging from a recont sermon
of n Kingston preacher, in which he
pleaded for more pay for domestics,
saying that many girls work hard,
early and late, for threo dollars a
month, whon they should receive ten
Straw will soon bo used for build
ing purposes. It is claimed that straw
mav be closoly pressed into bales 14x16
Inches, or of any sizo desired, and the
bales bo used for building walls. Tho
walls can bo plastered over, or be ar
ranged to suit tho convenience of the
builder. Tnv Timet.
A mammoth well is being dug on
Breaker Island, near Albany, N. Y. It
Is over twenty feet in diameter and will
be sunk below the bod of the river a
distance of several hundred foot, so that
the water will bo of the purest quality
that can be 'scoured. About four mil
lion gallons will bo consumed on tho
island every day whon tho blast fur
naces aro in oporation. Albany Jour'
A new industry for women in largo
cities Is announced thatof "lampors."
These tampers go from houso to houso
each morning to fill and trim lamps.
Practice makes perfect, and they
aro ablo to guatantoe perfoct light,
well-cared for lamps, nnd highly
polished chimneys. These lampors aro
n comfort to tnanv a housekeeper, and
their charges are not excess! vo. Boston
The Now York Lumber Trade Jour
nal predicts that chorry will hold Its
own and continue to bo a favorite cabi
net and finishing wood because there is
so littlo good cherry loft; it will not have
a chance of becoming too common.
There is none worth mentioning north
of Pennsylvania, nnd in that State its
owners know its value. There is a good
deal left in West Virginia, Kentucky,
Tennesse, and North Carolina, but most
of it Is whoro it will cost a great deal to
get it to market.
"It's a wife's duty Jo be ploasant,"
says an exchange. Yes, ana it's the
husband's duty to make her duty easy.
Tho bravest boy will quail whon
he appears In public for the first time
aftor lie has had his hair cut by his
mother. Mew Haven News.
Now that crossed pants and rough
edged paper are fashionable, tho only
thing needful to complete tho editor's
happiness is a cr.ue for frayed cuffs.
Burlington tree fress.
"The woman is the onemy of free
dom," remarks an authority. Correct.
The army of married mon who have
been deprivod of their latchkeys Is a
monument to the sad truth of the as
sertion. Nashville Union.
Clerk (to omployer) "What shall
I mark that new lot of black silk at?"
Employer "Mark the selling price at
three dollars a yard." Clerk "But it
only cost one dollar a yard.'' Em
ployer "I don't care what it cost. I
am soiling off regardless of cost." St.
Maud "Yes, I have sent him
back his letters; given him back his
ring." Edith "And are you hap
pyf "No, I am miserable. "Thon
why do you do it?" "Well, pa and
ma wero so pleased with him I was
afraid we weren't suited to each other."
Antiquary "Here Is something
rery rare; the identical Colt's pistols
worn by tho great Roland, who was
slain at Roncesrallcs by the Turks."
Customor "But there were no pistols
in that day." Antiquary "I know
that, my dear sir; that's what makes
thorn so rare." N. Y. Ledger.
A small child was kept from doing
evil by being told by his mother that
tho boonian would catch him, and by
his father that the devil was after him.
In time the chlld'3 curiosity became
excited, and on again being warned he
answered: "Papa, I'd just like to see
the booman and the devil after each
other." Albany Journal.
Let it never be beliered that humor
is dead. Two friends, arguing in a
railway carriage on political matters,
fell, as is not uncommon under suoh
circumstances, Into a quarrel. "You
must be a fool." said one. "You are
a liar," retorted the other. "Now,
gentlemen, that wo are dealing with
foots," said a cynical, passenger, "let
us go on with the discussion." New
"Yes," said Brown, "I'm always
making blunders. Why, the other
nvenlng I talked wltl a lady three
hours, thinking it was ,ny wife all the
wniio. wnat uoyou tninic oi inair
"I think," said Fogg, "that you are
not only an unoonsoionable liar, but
that your He is a very foolish and il
logical one. Thought It was your
wife! And talked with her three
hours! It won't do." Boston Tran
script. "Poor Hubert, how I wish you did
not nave to slave so from morning till
night!" murmured his wife, as, with a
fond caress, she seated, .herself on her
husband's kneo.'and gently stroked the
auburn looks from his lofty brow. And
thegrave.stern manof business under
stood her at once and answered: "Well.'
Susie, what U it a bonnet or what?
Don't be too hard on me, lor money is
thatMyer."- 7. Utr.
WHAT MAV BE.
Aatd from "H and Btty.
Tou've all hoard the stofy-tho great crluly
Who rave the poor settlers such a terrible
In a pioneer's cabin out West so they sty,
wbonln he cams trotting-ono nne summer's
Perbtps yeu recall the man's soream to his
There's a bar la the kitchen as bl(r as a
And bow she advised him to "Murder htm,
And bow kit reply wtst
' Yes, ftty. I will If you'll flist venture In."
Bo Betty leaped up and a poker she seized.
While bcr man shut the door and outside it
And then, you remember, the laid on the
Now on the bear's forehead and now on his
While her man through the key-hole kept
shouting- with dim
"Well done, my bravo Betty 1 Mow hit him
Now a rap on the ribs, now a knock on the
Now a poke with the poker and poke hit oyes
to. with rapping- and poking-, poor Betty atone
At last laid Sir Bruin at dead at n stone.
Now when this brave man taw the bear wai
Ho ventured to poke hit old note In thu door:
Then off to the neighbors he hastened, to trll
All the wondorrul things that that morning
And he published the wonderful story afar
Mow " tie and my Betty we Jltt slaughtered
the bar! "
The old grizzly send Whisky hat forced hit
To our loveliest homes, and tltt with a grin
Devouring our substance, our ohl-dren, our
Turning our JoyandourttadDest togalll
And when we appeal to our men to protect
To save us from aagulth, from death and
They valiantly answer i
Xes, darlings, we will. If you'll first rtnture
And as we lay on the old grlzilr our blows
Our men, through the key-hole, keep shout
Ins; Amen I "
" Well done, our brave ladles, now hit htm
Aad when we have fought out the battle
And the Whltky-fltnd lies at dead at a stone.
And tho popular tide provet anew and afresh
That notakur will ever succeed like success.
now on nit roreneen ana now on nit t
remaps our gallants, lorgauui, Will say:
'Twat u and our ladies u won la the
And thus the new rtnlon be sounded afar
Of how "Mt and my Betty tee list tlaugh
tered the bar."
On o tit States, n Union Signal
The Terrible ErUt Which They Are Bring,
lag Upon Their Children In England.
One of the most objectionable forms
of the drinking custom in England is
the drunkenness of women. It has to
a considerable extent grown out of the
salo of spirituous liquors in tho groceries.
There aro husbands in England who
are to-day nearly driven crazy by
roason of the habit of drinking, Into
whhh their wives have fallen.
One gentleman told mo that some
flvo or six men had como to him quite
lately and, manifesting tho greatest
distress, askod him for advice. Our
Canadian ladies visiting somo of the
towns in England hare boon shocked,
in passing some of the public bouses,
to seo women at the bar drinking with
tho men, or hanging In groups about
tho door, apparently waiting for an
invitation to drink. The Christian
women are beginning to moro in this
matter. They aro beginning to seo tho
enormity of the eril. I had the honor
of dining with and spending a few
hours at the residence of M. Lucas,
sister to John Bright. She is now the
president of the World's Women's
Christian Temperance Union, and hor
sentiments, her consistent example as
a total abstainer and her energy in the
promotion of the temperance cause are
arousing others of the higher classes of
English women to combiuod action
against this foe to their sex, and to
humanity in general.
The sad effects of this phase of drink
ing in England is not seen on tho wom
en themselves merely, but on their
miserable offspring. I had, myself,
noticed tills, but might not havo vent
ured to speak of it here, if my observa
tion had not been confirmed by that of
Others who mentioned it without any
suggestion from me. I was, on this
account, all the more impressed with
this phase of the eril. From what I
saw myself, and from what I learned
through the oberserration of residents
in England, I am prepared to believe
that there are thousands of poor little
wretches now in their cradles, or just
growing up toward maturity, who are
mere wrecks, physically, because of
this habit on the part of their mother,
or worse, of both their parent. I tried
to expostulate with one who told me
that she could not get on without her
beer. She had such an "all-gone"
sort of feeling every day. which appar
ently nothing (as she thought) could
meet or rectify but beer, while by her
side sat a little puny creature, whose
legs and arms wero not larger than the
big finger of a full-grown man, yet tho
child was fire or six years old. Such
specimens can bo produced by tho
dozen in almost any of the streots of
Liverpool or London, and other places
where the publio houses alternate with
the dwellings of the working classes.
Macaulay must hare had some such
result as this of the liquor trafllo in bis
mind when bo suggested the possibili
ty of the " New Zealandor one day sit
tine on London bridsre rlewincr the
ruins of St Paul's." The physical de
generation oi tne peopio tnrougn eru
social habits must necessarily be fol
lowed by national loss, national decay,
national ruin. Those who uphold the
liquor traffic aro not the friends but the
enemies of their country and their
race. It is a cause for lor that there
always have been a faithful few who
hare opposed, and a still larger number
now opposing, with all their might this
great eril. D. V. Lucas, in Montreal
What It Most Wanted.
The sledge-hammer blows that can
be brought to bear on the citadel of the
rum power by ministers of the Church
of Christ are almost irresistible, and
will do more to awaken and system
atise the active consciences of the peo
ple on this momentous question than
all other forces combined.
And this is what the people want
most an active, conscientious, intelli
gent and enthusiastic interest. 1 be out
come will be a combination
ef our efforts exerted in one
grand consolidated phalanx brought
to bear on the strongholds of
oar enemy, and -victory will be ours,
and then we shall see what we have so
longed hoped and prayed for the
rum power will vanish, the saloon
will be a thine of the past, our country
disenthralled from this incubus on bar
progress and civilization, Phoenix-like
wilTrise to her true dignity as a pros
perous, happy Christian people Dew
i ' t
Law has entreneed and embazoaed
(fee liquor raflc, and no last an agency
an aw annihilate It ,,11 Is to strong
J " "fT-? T "'
lor man Maaioa. Dr,F, Mi l,F,
Hard drink ruins mora constitu
tions than hard work. Chicago our
Tmt bottle as well as tho barrel Is
becoming too prominent lu politics.
Nothing Is too sacred to bo pro
faned when men aro undor tho influ
ence of wine. Barnes.
The most shocklntr scandals that
we have to doplore spring from Intem
perance." Pastoral Letter of the Plen
ary Council of Baltimore.
Tan Christian Guardian, of Toronto,
Can., of a recent date, savs the Scott
Temperance act had been in force but
six weeks in the county of Ontario, nnd
tno county jail was empty lor tno nrst
time in its history.
"When the Queen of Madagascar
shut up tho saloons In her kingdom,
ana tno ox-saioon-kcepers, asked lor
compensation, she replied: Compen
sate those you hare wronged, and I
will pay the balance.' "-N. Y. Sun.
Ik England from 60,000 to 120,000
die every year from the effects, directly
or indirectly, of intemperance. One
third of the insane cases in asylums ,
and fifteen per cent of tho violent
crime committed in the country are
due to the same cause. Cardinal Man
ning. The person who supplied a pint of
whisky and two glasses of beer to the
Irresponsible man on a wager in a
South side saloon, and permitted hifu
to drink the liquids, which resulted In
his death, are morally responsible for
the act and should be dhcorerod and
held legally accountable for it Chi
Of all poisonous liquors in the world,
bourbon whisky is the deadliest. Strych
nine is only one of the poisons In It A
certain oil is used In its manufacture
eight drops of which will kill a cat in '
eight minutes, and a dog in nino min
utes. The most temperate men in Now
York are the wholesale dealers. They
dare not drink the stuff they soil. if.
The saloon is an agent for the cor
ruption of the morals of the homo of
every man who is a patron of it; is a
direct attack upon our children; breeds
a moral pestilence in every neighbor
hood where it is located; is the instiga
tor of the most of the violence and the
mother of nine-tenths of the crime of
our city; tho saloon power is threaten
ing the utter destruction of the quiet of
the Lord's day. Bcv. George i Pen
tecost. The user of alcoholic beverages
comes within tho domain of moral in
fluencesthe pledge, the Tempcranco
society, the persuasire ploa, tlio con
vincing argument Tho trafficker 'in
these borerages, boing oblivious to these
influences, or impervious to their op
eration, is outsldo this domain, and
within that of tho law, thus the forces
of civil law must be set in motion to-i
ward him and toward his business.
Judith Ellen Foster.
The saloon as an institution can not
bo justified for any purpose on grounds
of publio necessity or morality; and
considered as a factor in politics, it is
specially offensive and undesirable
The time has come for this view of tho
matter to bo expressed nnd enforced.
It is a standing shame that these nur
series of idleness, rice and sorrow are
allowed to shape our political affairs
and select our officers of all kinds.
St. Louis Gtobe-Democrat.
As the Temperance movement
presses on towards its final triumph
new obstacles will be continually
thrown in its way. The contest is to
be one of tho most earnest and deter
mined tho world has ever witnessed.
All that selfishness, monoy, official
position, talents and learning can do,
will bo done to savo the liquor trafllo
from destruction. Among tho most
formidable of these obstacles are thoso
thrown in the way professedly in the
interest of tho good cause itself. At
first sight they deceire many of its true
friends and for a time lead them
astray. The deril is nerer so hard to
meet, so difficult to overcome, as when
he appears In the garb of on angel of
light & D. Hastings.
SOME BREWERY IDEAS.
Representatives of the Uqnor Traffle
Htand Up for Gnzsllng on the Babbath
Their Ridiculous Argument.
The United States Brewers' Associa
tion held its annual meeting at Buffalo,
and tho Sabbath laws, Temperance
legislation, and Temperance teaching
in the public schools recelredthe usual
amount of condemnation. The sale of
liquors on the Sabbath was declared to
be "almost a necessity," strongly ad
rocated by "rery many excellent jour
nals." It was stated by the president
of the association in his opening ad
dress that "all the great cities of the
European Continent, and even of En-
gland, permit the sale of spirituous
averages on the Sabbath, and it has
been found there that publio morality
is furthered by this liberal spirit." The
Sunday-closing law was sold to con
demn the working-man to such
"dreariness" that he must "indem
nify" himself by getting drunk on
Saturday. Some of our "West
ern cities" were quoted as fur
nishing evidonce in favor of re
laxing Sunday observance. From
this tho speaker went on to
say that there was just as much reason
for prohibiting bathing, or traveling ou
the railroads, because a certain num
ber of people dlo every year while en
faced in these occupations, as for pro
Iblting drinking, because it can be
shown that so many hundreds die
every year from the excessive use of
wtoxioants. Following the president's
address was the report of a committee)
on the Temperance school-book ques
tion, which came to the conclusion,
after "a thorough review" of the sub
ject, that "the resultant eril" (from
the introduction of Temperance text
books in the schools) was not as yet
great enough to demand vigorous ac
tion. Many of the schools, it was said,
had ignored the law, while others had
failed to comply with its spirit Tho
members of the association were ad
vised, however, to keep a sharp look
out for such false and fanatical teach
ing. .y. Y. Observer.
Tha "Orava-Dlggers' Party."
"If It Is neoessary for the Temper
anoe people to start a party to put
down the liquor trafllo, why is it not
also necessary for tho saloon-koepors
to start a party of their ownr' is a
question often asked and easily an
swered. In the first place, they con
trol to a large extent both the great
parties; and secondly, they would be
afraid to start a distinct party of their
own. Think of what that party would
have to come before the people aad
advocate! What name would they call
Itf Perhaps the "Gnve-Dlurar par-
ty wotuaoaapffopnaM. i.. wh
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