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THE HERO.
Oh, 70a tvho linger in the night of toil
And long for day
T?ko heart; the grandest hero is the man
Of whom the world shall Bay,
?That from the roadside of defeat he plucked
- Tho Sower success,
Bravely and with a modesty sublime,
Hot frith blind eagerness.
?W. T. Tatoot
LADT BODHEY's FLAY.
4C1 wish you wouldn't Dorothy."
?'Wouldn't what?"
"You know very well."
"Indeed I do not."
.'!Wellf if I must be more explicit, I
wislvybu would not act with that?that
Poaaoaby. The way he stares at you,
and fixes you with his eyca, is enough to
make a man forgethis manners. "
? "My dear Cyril, you can't be serious,
::-j-never heard you so unreasonable be
fore," ^
'?UnreasonableT^My dear girl! Con
?ip5orittg~ are to be married so soon,
?~?nd all that; I really thought you would
aot-objeot to a little advice from me."
. "Of course not. If I like it, I shali
always follow it. *@o you know that?"
"But surely. Dorothy, it can't be a
pleasure to go through rehearsals with
that lanky fellow?"
"Well, you sec, I am bound to act
now. This is the ICth, and the theatri
cals come off on the 10th?-only three
days; and how. could Lady Rodney pro
Tide a substitute in that time?" And be
lide, I should like to."
"Oh, would you? That, of course,
settles the question."
"Why, Cyril," exclaims Miss Bohuu,
"I-do believe you are jealous!"
"Iam. It docs not make a man par
ticularly cheerful to know that the
weinan he loves is to be the object of
another man's adoration for even an
hour."
"But, mv dear Cyril, it is only
farce."
"But, my dear Dorothy, I sec no
reason why it might not terminate in a
tragedy."
Miss Bohun laughs.
-??"Even that," she says, "would be
better thau nothing. This place has
grown so dull since the Stewarts left,
antl those meu at Coote hall."
"Look here, Dorothy, throw it up,"
Bays Mr. Disney, leaning over her chair,
and bending his head until his face is
very near to hers, " for my sake."
"Well, if you can bring me some
fevor, I'll take it; but I don't see where
you'll get it, as there's nothing of the
sort in the parish, and I'm convinced
that nothing less could save me from
this thing."
"Then you ire quite-determined hot
to give it up?" says Disney, coldly, draw
ing himself to his full height.
"T never was more determined in my
life," says Miss Bohun, with some just
-indignation. "I am remarkable for
never saying 'no' to anybody. You
yourself have frequently told me I had
the sweetest nature in the world, and it
is quite :oo late to alter Lady Rodney's
arrangements now."
".No doubt you are-right,* as" yon al
ways are. I'm sorry I can't be present
on the nineteenth, but it is impossible,
as I shall have business that will detain
xie about that time."
"Very pressiug business?"
"Yes, very pressing business."
"Ah!" says Miss Bohuu.
* * * * * *
When Disney has been absent two
days, his thoughts undergo a decided
change.
To have left Dorothy in the manner he
had seems to him now to have been
not only an unmanly, but a most unwor:
thy action.
There is only one way out of it. He
?will write to ber, and humbly apologize
for his conduct.
The nicht passes wearily enough, and
the morning brings him no relief. He is
still indicscribobly miserable, and sinks
into the belief that there is no balm in
Gilead fi )t his uneasy spirit.
The ne ;Xt day he grows even more des
perate, afod finally decides that to-mir
row, com cjwhatmay, he will?metaphori
cally spc taking?throw himself at her
feet, and 'implore forgiveness.
How si owly the train seems to move,
and how , intolerable seems the delay at
each statjpon to Disney, as the next morn
itjvSg^ffe"travels on his way to Brompley.
One half-hour more, and he is fulfilling
the guard's demands for the shattered
remains of his mutilated ticket, and
awakes to the fact th:it he lias already
arrived at his destination.
Hastily procuring his luggage, and en
gaging the first car convenient, he im
mediately proceeds to the hall. Arriv
ing there, he dismisses the man, and
giving his luggage to the inestimable
Williams, he enters the house.
How good it seems to him being back
again, and how small by this have
Dorothy's sins grown in his eyes! Altar
all, how could she help it? He is su-e
he hated having to do it. And how
could she refuse Lady Rodney, aftar
promising to piny her part? Aud, be
sides, how many women act in private
theatricals, and shouldn't Dorothy, who
is evidently fitted by nature for that sort
of sport ? And when one comes to thirk
of it dispassionately, there are few things
so?so innocent as little tableaux, and
little drawing-room pieces, and that?
In fact, whon they arc married, he
doesn't see why they shouldn't have pii
vite theatricals once a month. Tint
green-room at Kingsmore is just the
place for a stage?footlights and dro i
ecenes, and so on.
He is getting positively enthusiastic
over the theatricals, which subject has I
carried him as far as the drawing-room,
when it suddenly occurs to him that Miss
Bohun is not there, as the man has led I
him to suppose.
No doubt she is in the conservatory,
which she so much affects. He pauses, j
He thinks he will give her a pleasant |
eurprisc, and, cautiously moving aside
the curtain, that he may not too rudely
break in upon the reverie that is doubt
less filled with him, he gazes upon the
little perfumed paradise beyond.
At first, the li^ht dazzles his eyes. He
draws his breath quickly, and then?
what is it he sees? In the distance stands
Dorothy?her features eloquent, her eyes
alight, her lips half parted, as a smile,
fond and tender, hovers round them.
At her feet kneels Pousonby, his hands
tightly clasped, his whole attitude be
traying devotion the must intense,
Even as Disney watches them, stricken
to the heart by tins cruel picture on
which he has so unwittingly intruded, a
passionate outbreak of words comes from
Ponsonby's lips.
"Darling," he says, "i appeal to yon
for the last time, and implore you to
listen to me! Do not, I beseech you, let
the adoration of another,?('That's me."
Disney 3ays, between his compressed
lips)?"blind you to the undying love I
offer! On you arc centered all my hopes
of future happiness! Do not sentence
me to a life-long despair, but say you
will be mine!"
Disney waits with maddening impa
tience and beating heart for her reply.
It comes very nervously from Dorothy's
pretty lips.
Her herd is bent modestly, and her
hands lie passionately in Ponsonby's.
"How can I aDswer you?" she says, in
distinct but wavering accents. "And
why should I not unburden my mind?
r
VOL. XIV. coi m
Truth is always best. My heart has long
been in your keeping, and if you ?wish it,
it is yours.".
It was too much! Sick at heart, Dis
ney turns. away, not caring to listen to
words evidently not made for him to
hear. The dreadful awakening has
come! All his dreams of bliss have been
shattered by this sudden and painfully
unexpected blow; and Dorothy, his love
whom he has believed as true as tho an
gels, is nothing more in his eyes now
than a practiced flirt and heartless woman
of the world.
His first thought is to return to the
city;-his next to remain. Has he not
heard somewhere "second thoughts are
best?" Yes; he will remain, and see it
out to the bitter send; and when this
loathsome play has come to an end, he
will tell her what he thinks of her, and*
how she has wilfully broken his heart and
ruined his life.
At dinner he is compelled to meet her;
but everybody being present; his exceed
ingly cold greeting passes unnoticed by
all, except Dorothy herself. She cannot
mistake the change in.his whole de
meanor. Where is the tender pressure
of his hand to which she has been accus
tomed? Why did he come at all it he is
ctill tilled with bitter thoughts? There
is some faint comfort in the remembrance
that she did not ask him to return.
He carefully avoids her all the even
ing; and next morning at breakfast is,
if possible, more markedly cold and dis
tant toward her.
She Is saddened and disheartened; but
pride comes to her rescue. She decides
in herself that she will show him how
little she has taken to heart his coldness
and indifference.
Never before, perhaps, as during this
interminable' day has Miss Bohun ap
peared so gay, so bright, so full of life
and spirits; and yet in the solitude of
her own room, while dressing for this
luckless play, she sheds many a bitter
tear.
At 9 o'clock the curtain rises. The
guests iettle themselves in their seats,
and prepare for anything.
Miss Rodney, arrayed in a very Quix
otic costume, fresh from Worth, appears i
bet?re the audience, simpering and
grimacing, and doing her utmost to imi
tate a real live countess, while in reality
she only succeeds in resembling a very
inferior soubret.
While Miss Falkiner, from the hail,
who is in private life her intimate friend,
now makes a poor pretense at waiting
upon her as confidential maid, and
renders herself utterly ridiculous by giv
ing herself sufficient airs for half a dozen
couuf esses.
Both are a distinct failure. Everybody
tries to applaud, but disparaging remarks
fall lightly on the air.
The faint applause brings to life two
hardy veterans, who for some time past
have given themselves gratis to the open
arms of Morpheus, and have contentedly
reclined therein.
"I think Miss Rodney has a better
chance of getting off than that girl in
green," sleepily drawls number one.
"Do you?"replies number two. "Well,
I'm not much of a judge about that sort
of thing; but my opinion is neither jwiil
get off before the other. You see, my
dear fellow, when women are born with
a talent fqr acting iike those two?two
tyros/ they don't get easiiy Bettled in
life."
Then the curtain draws up for the
second time, and somebody comes slowly
on to the stage?somebody who sets
Cyril's pulses swiftly throbbing.
It is Dorothy. She is very pale, and
her eyes are a little languid; but she is
just a degree lovelier thun she ever was
before.
Disney hardly hears'how the play pro
gresses. Not a syllable makes itself
known to him; he can only tell himelf
how lovely she is looking, and that she
is as false as fair.
Her eyes are on the ground; but sud
denly some words strike upon his ear?
words that bring back to him a scene
fraught with griof and anger. He starts,
and lifts his head; and for the first time
eagerly regards the players.
Ponsouby is on his knees before her.
He is holding her hands. His whole at
titude is as it was that fatal afternoon in
the conservatory. He is again pouring
forth his soul in words of extravagant
passion.
And then Dorothy's voice rises, clear
but sad, and devoid of the warmth that
had characterized it during the rehear
sal;
"My heart has long been in your keep
ing, and if you wish it, it is yours." '
As she finishes her speech she raises
her eyes, and fixes them steadily, and
with keenest reproach, on Disney, who
returns her gaze, his eyes full of contri
tion.
Then the scene changes, and Miss
Bohun makes her exit, amid applaudings
loud and loug
The curtain drops: so, I may almost
say, does Disney. How bitterly he now
repents his unpardonable jealousy!
"Where shall he hide himself from Doro
thy's justly reproachful gaze?
Nothing he can ever do will make her
forgive him?of that he feels assured;
and as he calls to mind the happy days 1
that might have been, "Remembrance
sits upon him like a ban:' be feels
"They should beware who charges lay
in love."
Yet in spite of despair, he determines
to make an effort to regain his lost posi
tion.
He will go to her. Rising suddenly,
he follows her to the green-room, where
he knows she must be.
She is there, and alone.
"Dorothy!1' he says, eutreatingly.
She turns with a start.
"Can you spare a few moments?"
"Can't you wait until morning, or is it
a matter of life or death?" she speaks
very coldly.
"That your answer shall decide." ' i
"My answer?"
"Yes." ('oing up to her. he takes
both her hands in his, and holding thorn
in a close clasp, says, eagerly, "Darling,
I have been a fool, a brute, everything
unpardonable! Anything you could say
to me would not be hurd enough. I
will go on my knees for your forgive
ness, if you will only grant it! Did von
know half the misery I have suffered I
am certain you would."
"I'm not so sure that I shall."
"What! I shall die if you throw me
over like this?I shall indeed."
Oh. no, you won't?not a little bit! "
says Miss Bohun. t
"But I assure you I will!" exclaims Dis
ncv. "Life will be impossible without
you!" ;
" Well; but, you see I have promised
Mr. Pousonby."
"To be his wife?"
"No; not exactly that."
"Speak quickly!" he says, in a low
tone. Suspense is maddening."
"I have promised him to become a
member of the archaeological society,"
says Dorothy.
"And couldn't you have said so be
fore? " says Cyril, with a deep sigh of
relief.
" How could I wheu you were going
mad?"
?"Darling! can you forgive me?"?
coming still nearer to her as he speaks.
"There's such a great deal of it, isn't
there?" says Miss Bohun. "It will take
me all my time, won't it?"
" Not all, I trust. Spare me a little,
and I shall be more than content."
"Dearest Cyril," she says, mischiev-1
ously, with a quick glance from under
her Jong lashes, and a relapse into her
rehearsal tone, "my heart has long been
G,0*er Jan 1, ?85
in your keeping, and if you "wish it, it is
yours."
"My love?my darling!" murmured
Cyril passionately.
And so,
"Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake
again,
And all went merry as a marriage bei}."
?New York Home Journal.
The Highland Bagpipe.
The only musical instrument that can
be said to be distinctively national is the
Highland bagpipe. Violin, flute and
other instruments are common to many
nations, but the bagpipe is peculiar to
Scotland, and if it docs not now occupy
the position it once did, it is to be found
in no other country.
In the days when the notorious Bob
Roy committed his depredations, when
the Vich Ian Vhors lived securely in
their Highland fastnesses, and kept up
their dignified social positions?in the
] stirring times which Sir Walter Scott
i has so inimitably depicted, the bagpipe
I player was one of the. important person
! ages in the chief tain's "tail" or retinue,
i and these may be considered as the
I palmy days of the instrument. Within
; the region more correctly known as the
Highlands its shrill note was the first
note that fell on the ears of the infancy;
it charmed the rude Caledonians in times
of joy and comforted them in scenes of
mourning; it animated their heroes
in battle and welcomed them back from
their conflicts; and wherever their chief
i went It accompanied them, even to the
grave.
i The effect which this wild instrument
i has on the wild Highland soldiers is
I marvelous. Above the rattle of musketry
I and the turmoil and noise of the battle
i field the inspiring notes of the pibrock
have spoken encouragement to the High
landers and led them bravely forward.
At the battle of Quebec, when the troops
were retreating in disorder, and when
the conflict had a discouraging aspect,
the general complained about the bad
conduct of Fr?sers corps. "Sir," said
the officer, "you did very wrong in for
bidding the uiper to play. Nothing in
spirits the Highlanders so much. Even
now they would be of some use." "Let
them blow in God's name then," said
the general. The order being given, the
pipers stalled an old and well known
air; the Highlanders rallied together.and
bravely returned to the charge. Many
such instances of the remarkable effect
of this particular musical instrument
might be adduced.
Some say that it was derived from the
j Romans, while others arc of the opinion
that it came through the Northern nations
to Scotland. At any rate, it seems to
have been always one of the musical in
struments of the Celtic race. The pipe
mentioned in ancient history was simply
what is known as the shepherd's reed.
After a time a bag wa3 added, and sub
sequently the drones or burdens. There
are now four forms of the modern bag
I pipe in this country?the great Highland
I bagpipe, which is blown by the player,
I the drones being placed over the shoul
iders; the Lowland bagpipe, which is
provided with a bellows for supplying
the wind; the Northumberland bagpipe,
which is smaller and sweeter than the
former two, and the Irish "bagpipe, which
is a much more complicated instrument
than the others.
Outcome of a Newspaper " Personal."
Some time since a "personal" appeared
in a Chicago daily asking for lady cor
respondents, with a view to matrimony.
The advertiser lived in California, and
represented himself as being rich and
willing to share his wealth with a good
wife. A certain lady of Kenosha, III.,
being favorably impressed with the in
ducements offered, answered the adver
tisement. A correspondence ensued but
no photographs were exchanged. After
several letlers had passed back and forth
between Kenosha, and the "golden
coast," the Californian requested the
lady to come to him and they would
join hands for better or for worse. She
accepted the proposition,' boarded the
cars, and after an uneventful ride across
the continent reached the city where the
wealty westerner lived. He had agreed
to meet her at the train, but before her
1 arrival an idea entered his head that he
would like to see th'lady first, without
her knowing him. Therefore, when she
stepped off the cars and looked around
for her intended he appeared not. She
stood on the platform for some time,
thinking that perhaps he had been de
layed, the only man present being an ap
parent "depot loafer." This individual
finally approached her and inquired
where she wanted to go. Informing
him of the name of the individual whom
she was desirous of seeing, lie volun
teered to pilot her to his residence. The
"depot loafer'"' was no other than the
"wealthy Californian" in disguise.
Heachiug his place of abode he intro
duced the lady into the house, disap
peared and shortiy after returned, and
made himself known. After a short dis
cussion the gentleman finally informed
her that she did not quite come up to his
expectations, and that he had changed
his mind, and concluded not to marry
just vet. There were tears and re
proaches, but to no effect, and the lady
was compelled to relinquish all hopes of
marrying a "wealthy Californian," and
return to Kenosha, where she arrived in
safety.?Chicago Times.
The Richest Heiress in America, i
Miss Nellie tiould, the very charming
and accomplished eighteen-year-old
daughter of Mr. Jay Gould, who is re
ported as soon to wed the partner of her
father, Mr. Washington E. Connor, is
one of the brightest and sweetest little
ladies there is in New York city, says
a letter to the Chicago Herald. She has
been finely educated and is highly ac
complished. She is an artist of no
mean ability, and her collection of bric
a-brac, which has been adorned by her
pencil and brush, has been greatly ad
mired. She dresses plainly, but richly,
and when in town can be seen any after
noon driving through the park with her
brother ("eorgc and "Wash" by her side.
She has attended one or two private
germans, but cannot be said to have en
tered the gay society whirl. Sho ia
quite reserved, and to a certain extent
retiring, traits strongly characteristic of
her father, the king of Wall street.
She is probably the richest heiress in
America, and on her father's death will
come in for $20,000,000 or $30,000,
000.
The Boom of the Banjo.
"There is a noticeable boom in ban jos,
which I believe is going to assunv; '.arge
proportions. The real value of the
banjo is not yet widely known, and can
not be discovered from the use of it on
the stage. Its finest effects arc not seen
there, even in the hands of the most ar
tistic players. The public needs to be
educated to its superb range of tone,
and to that end 1 am introducing a musi
cal novelty in the shape of a banjo or
chestra. No other orchestra of the kind. '
I believe, exists anywhere, and the audi
ences we appeared before were delighted
with the musical effect. Wc have twelve
banjos, which range in size from the
small picolo banjo to the big profes
sional instrument."?Prof. J. Armstrong,
Philadelphia._
In Cape Colony the extensive planting
of the common tomato is recommended,
as it is alleged that insects shun the land
on which it is grown,
H?MOKOUS SKETCHES
Effect? oX Nicotine.
"My physician says that smoking
shortens the memory."
"So I have noticed."
"In my case?"
"Yes."
"You surprise me. What have'you
observed?"
"I have observed that no matter how
often I pay for the cigars you always
forget to treat back."--Philadelphia Call.
A rVcat Retort.
Barry Sullivan, the Irish tragedian,
wa3 playing in "Richard III." some
years ago at Shrewsbury, in England.
When the actor came to the lines:
"A horso ! a horse!
My kingdom for a horse !"
some one in the pit called out:
I "Wouldn't an ass do you, Mr. Sullivan?"
"Yes," responded the tragedian, turn
ing quickly on the interrupter; "please
come round to the stage door."
All the Same to the {Lawyer.
"I called to consult you in regard to
tho snow and ice ordinance," he said, as
he took a seat in a lawyer's office. "If
I fall down on?"
"If you fall down on an icy walk you
can bring suit for damages, of course."
"Can, eh? And I can make the tenant
pay?"
"I'llguarantee you can."
"But this is a case when some one
slipped down on my sidewalk!"
"Ah! I see! Yei-y well, sir. We'll
prove contributory negligence, and beat
him higher than a kite! What day is
the case set for?"?Free Press.
A Good Girl.
"Now. Minnie," s-iid a mother to her
four-year-old daughter. "I want you
to play with your little brother while I
am down-town."
"An' what will you bing me?"
" Never mind. I will bring you
something, and now, mind you, il he
wants to play with your toys,you mustn't
cry."
"Nome."
When the lady returned, the little girl
ran to hor, and said:
"I played with ray little brother.
Now what did you bing mc?"
"Mamma brought you an orange.
Where's little brother?"
"He's sleep. Gimme the orange."
"She took the orange and 5-aid: "When
he grabbed ray dishes I didn't cry."
" You didn't? Why, you are a good
little girl.'*
"Yessum, an' when" he grabbed my
doll, I didn't cry oiver."
"You didn't?"
"Nome."
"What, did you"say?"
"Nuffin', but I knocked him downwif
the little chair."?Arkansaw Traveler.
There was lAtc in it*
About eighteen mil 2s above Centralia,
111., the engineer began to blow toot!
toot! toot! and to slacken his pace, and
by and by the trnin came to a standstill.
The male passengers rushed out, as in
duly bound, and in time to see a man
lying on the rails in front of the engine,
and another man bending over him."
When the crowd, headed by the con
ductor, reached the spot the man on his
feet explained.
"I discovered him about ten minutes
ago, and as I didn't want to see the
train run over him I gave yot> the sig
nal."
"But why didn't you pull him off the
track?" asked the conductor.
"I couldn't be hired to touch a dead
body," was the reply.
"What! is he dead?"
"Reckon he is that."
We examined the body and found life
in it. He was a poorly dressed man,
seemingly in bud luck, and for the mat
ter of that so was the other.
"I think," said the stranger who had
stopped the train, "that he's taken pizen
and laid down here to make sure work
of it. If you are a mind to take him on
to Centralia I'll kind o' rub hira into life
and get a doctor to pump hira out."
The conductor assented, and we lug
ged the body into the baggage car. The
case created considerable talk among
the passengers, aud a purse of seven dol
lars was made up for the unfortunate.
However, as we slowed up for Centralia
and before the purse was presented,
there was great yelling from the bag
gage car, and we looked out to see the
two tramps dusting it across the field.
It was a game they had played to get
a twcntv-mile lift.?Detroit FreePrfit.
A Free it-Out.
The revenue raiders have some very
thrilling experiences .sometimes. A few
nights ago a party of raiders were up
the Marietta it North Georgia Railroad.
In the party was a very quiet but utter
ly fearless young fellow named Lee Cape.
The party approached a distillery in
which live men were at work, and as
the place was being surrounded the
moonshiners discoverod that something
wub going wrong. They made a wild
dash, every man going in a different di
rection. Near by was a creek abent fif
teen feet wide and eighteen inches deep.
The night was one of the coldest
of the recent severe weather. A
distiller made a bold dash toward that
creek. Lee Cape was on the off side of
the stream and put out to intercept him.
As the moonshiner approached one bank
Lee came up on the other, both panting
from the violent race. Without hesita
tion the 'stiller plunged in. and as he
did so Lee Cape, from the opposite bank,
presented a big revolver and said:
"Haiti"
The moonshiner slopped in the middle
of the stream.
"Don't run," said Cape.
"Hello, Lee," observed the moon
shiner, standing half-waist deep iu the
icy waters.
"Hello, Mose," s:iid Cape, "come out
and give up."
"You come in here and take me if yon
want me!"'
'?You run and I'll shoot you."
"1 won't run."
"Well, come out, then!"
"I won't!"
"Well, stand there!"
"I'll do it!"
"All right," said Cape; "you'll stand
in that water and I'll stand here. I can
stand it if you can."
The moonshiner's teeth began to
chatter.
At Inst he said:
"Lee!"
"Hey?"
"I'll have to cave; I'm coming out.'1
"Alt right."
And the blockader, shivering and
freezing, came up dripping from the
creek and Lee marched him into camp.
? Atlanta Constitution._
The sunshine of life is made up of very
little beams that, are bright all the time. !
To give up something when giving uj; \
will prevent iiuhappiness; to yield, when
persisting will chafe and fret others: tc
CO a little around rather than come
against another; to take an ill look or a
cross word quietly rather than resent 01
return it; these tire the ways in which I
clouds and storms are kept off, and a
pleasant and steady sunshine secured.
It is said of the 600,000 patients who
every year flock to the best London hos- j
pitals for treatment fully one-half are
abundantly able to pay for what they re- j
ceive as charity.
tG, S. C| TH?RS
TIMELY TOPICS,
The suicide of children is a singularly
painful phenomenon of modern high
pressure. Vital statistics show that iu
1884 ninety-five children under fourteen
years of age committed suicide in the
United States.
In Maricopa county, Arizona, there is
considerable barbed fence, and the vaBt
flocks of wild ducks which frequent the
valley often fly low and, striking the
barbed fences, become impaled thereon.
It is said that tons of ducks are gathered
daily by boys from the fences and sent
to market.
The New York World calls attention
to the fact that fhe most malignant
cholera that we ever had in this country
was imported in 1882 on a sailing, vessel.
This pretty effectually, squelches the
theory recently put -torth by Dr. Pettcn
kofer that cholera germs could not out
live a twenty-day seafroyage.
Still the orchid war continues. A
lady in New York who raises orchids has
already two thousand specimens, and is
constantly on the lookout for more va
rieties. Among them is a plant that sells
for fifty guineas in London. The rage
for orchids is now at its height, and the
rivalry among fashionable growers waxes
hot.
A physician connected with one of the
hospitals in New York where children
receive special attention, says that many
of the cases of spinal trouble brought to
his notico are the direct result of the
careless handling of baby carriages. The
matter of how nurses and others handle
these little vehicles is one to which par
ents may well pay attention.
A New Orleans doctor calls attention
to a very simple fact which merits atten
tion from med'eine takers. If the medi
cine is mixed with very cold watei, and
a few swallows of the water be taken as
a preparatory dose, the nerves of the
organ of taste beoome sufficiently be
numbed to make the medicine nearly
tasteless. The method will not disguise
bitter tasto, but acts well in oils and
salines.
"Undoubtedly the oldest apple trees
west of the Missouri river," says the
?Lewiston (Idaho) News "are those on the
Alpowai. Some of them are over a foot
in diameter. These si'eds were brought
out by the Rev. Mr. Spaulding, the mis
sionary who was stationed at Lanwai
many years ago, and the father of Mrs.
Eliza Warren, the first white children
born on the Pacific slope, and who visited
this city last fall, in the year 1830."
That standard publication, the "Al
manack de Gotha," for 1S85, shows that
Norway has the smallest number of in
habitants to the squwe mile, with Rus
sia second, of all the countries of Europe.
Portugal has 1,084 women to every 1,000
men, the largest preponderance of any
country. Germany comes next with
1,029 women to every. 1,000 men. The
greatest surplusage of men, is found in
Greece, where to every.1,000 'men there
arc-only "006 women.1*^
Some speculative individual ha9 pro
mulgated a queer story about nyes, by
which one can be made to see without
them. His theory is to place a piece of
copper above the tongue and one of zinc
beucath it, and then by closing the eyes
and letting the tips of the pieces of
metal touch each other a flash of light
can be detected. The eyes do not see,
but the sensation of seeing is a vivid
one, and the impression thus transmitted
to the optic nerve, and thence to the
brain, would, with blind persons, answer
the same purpose as eyes.
When Grovcr Cleveland became Presi
dent of the United States he lacked
fourteen days of being forty-eight years
old. Only one younger man has been
inaugurated President, and that is Grant,
who lacked some six weeks of being
foriy-seven years old when he entered
the White House. Franklin Pierce was
three months over forty-eight, and Ar
thur and Garfield were each a trifle less
than fifty. All the other Presidents have
been older, William Henry Harrison,
with his sixty-eight yean, being the
oldest of them all at taking the oath of
office.
A young American surgeon has lately
received high honors in Belgium. This
is Francis W. Strain, a graduate of the
Jefferson Medical college, of Philadel
phia, and surgeon of the Red Star
steamer Nordlaud. He lately removed
from the face of a lady connected with
the court of Brussels a tumor which had
defied the skill of the royal physician.
In recognition of his skill, the young
surgeon has been elected an honorary
member of the Royal Sucietyof Surgeons
in Belgium, and has been presented with
a royal gold medal, appended to a fac
simile of King Leopold's crown and
colors.
Mrs. Alice N. Lincoln is one of the
moat energetic, practical and business
like women in Boston. She is also one
of the wealthiest. She has a magnificent
home in Commonwealth avenue and
possesses an income of about $12,000 a
year. She has always taken a great in
terest in sanitary matters, anrl siuce the
newspapers began their crusade against
filthy tenements she *has been running
tenement houses in the worst parts of the
city. The places were about lo be
vacated by the board of health on ac
count of their unhealthy condition, when
Mrs. Lincoln rented them, made needed
repairs and improvements, and let the
apartment to respectable poor people.
While in one sense the work is a benevo
lence, she conducts her house-son strict
business principles, visiting them fre
quently and making all the rent collec
tions herself. Thus far she has come
out with a fair profit. The scheme is
now a hobby with her, and she is bar
gaining Jor the notorious "Crystal
Palace," a very ancient and filthy bar
racks in the South Cove, where thieves,
hoodlums and debauches make their
headquarters.
A hospital intended for the charitable
treatment of all forms of nervous disease
and such mild forms of mental disease as
can be rescued by medical skill from the
horrors of an insane asylum, has been
started in Brooklyn. Singular to say, it
is the first institution of the kiud in the j
world. The study of nervous anrl man- |
tal diseases is tho latest of all the
specialties. The importance and fre
quency of the diseases have been over
looked by the public and even by the
physicians. Curious as it may seem, the
most frequest cause, among persons who
have had their lives insured is from
nervous disease. In other words, nervous
disease is the most frequent or the sec
ond most frequent cause of death among
the most industrious, provident and in
telligent of the community, being only
surpas-ed in fatality by zymotic, tuber
cular and respiratory diseases. Not
only do deaths from nervous disease oc
cur most frequently among the indus
trious and healthy, as the experience of
the life insurance companies would seem
to demonstrate, but they also occur with
increasing frequency during the most
active years of life, the curve of fre
quency rising between the 25th and 30jh
years and continuing to risj to 70.
DAY, APKIL 2, 18
Nervous diseases vary but little from
year to year in frequency, being among
the most constant of all maladies.
The king of Persia's first visit to
Europe tended for the time to civilize
him, but before a year had expired he
wanted to execute his prime minister.
He has lightod his palace with gas, and
even started the electric light there; but
when he did not pay the salary of the
genial Frenchman who provided that
light, all was dark once more. After
that; the Frenchman got his pay, and the
supply has been steady since. The king
now returns salutes, as a rule; before his
visit to Europe he did not. He now
looks at the pictures in the illustrated
journals with pleasure. But when he
last crossed the Caspian he slept on the
floor of the ladies' cabin, under the table,
and on the table he put his boots. He
maintains a staff Of giants and dwarfs.
Once it was a pleasure to the asylum of
the universe to fill a boat on one of the
large tanks of his numerous country
palaces with the grandees of his kingdom,
clad in gala costume, and to go into fits
of laughter as the boat sank, and the
pillars of the empire crawled out muddy,
wet, and bedraggled. And they say that
on the last visit of the king of kings to
Europe, whon seated between two royal
ladies at the dinner table, on tasting and
sucking a stick of asparagus, that he
offered the half-devoured butt to the
more august of the +wo, with the idea
that she should enjoy the pleasure that
he had experienced, saying, with inno
cent enjovment, "Bn, ba! how good it
is!" _
Oriental Faithlessness.
In au article on Arab treachery the
London Telegraph says: We need hardly
go so far back as even the Afghan cam
paign for illustration of Oriental faith
lessness. The first disaster of this Sou
dan warfare was a signal instance. Hicks
Pasha, at the head of a force that, when
it had the Mahdi's men in the open, de
feated it easily, was misled by guides
sent out for the purpose by the enemy
into broken country far from water,
wherfj the false prophet's generals had
collected and ambushed their forces.
For three days the fighting lasted, but
treachery had done its work all too well,
and so, entangled in the hilly desert,
fainting from thirst, the Egyptian :irmy,
with all the European officers accom
panying it, was cut to pieces. A few
days later came the rout at Tamanieb,
where the bnshi-bazouks, who have so
often by their cowardice turned the
scale of fortune, failed in the moment of
onset, and the day was lost. Perhaps
they thought that they would
purchase safety by desertion.
They had often done so before.
But they had sadly underrated the hatred
with which they have inspired the op
pressed tribes of the Soudan, and they
were butchered as they huddled together
behind the brave blacks, and not one of
them escaped. Or, later still, how was it
that the gallant Colonel Stewart met his
death? His steamer had struck upon a
rock, so, shifting his stores to an island,
and spiking his guns, he went ashore,
confiding in the pledges given by the
chief. With all. respect and ceremony
he was mode wolcome, assured that he
^should rcceivo th? transport he asked
for, and invited to consider nimaelf an
honored guest. An hour passed. He
was sitting in a hut when one of the es
cort standing at the door on guard saw
the faithless chief come out from an ad
jacent building, and, striking the signal
on a metal water-jar, summon from every
side the assassins who were waiting. In
two bodies they rushed upon the un
armed guests, and murdered them all.
The corpses were flung into the Nile,
the stores of the steamer divided us
plunder, and the vile crime was com
plete.
The Legend of the Willow.
One day a golden-haired child, who
lived where no trees or flowers grew,
was gazing wistfully through the open
gate of a beautiful park, when the gar
dener chanced to throw out an armful of
dry cuttings. Among them the little
girl discovered one with a tiny bud just
starting. "Perhaps it will grow," she
whispered to herself, and, dreaming of
wide, cool boughs and fluttering leaves,
she carried it carefully home,and planted
it in the darksome area. Day after day
she watched and tended it, and when by
and bye, another bud started, she knew
that the slip had taken root. Years
passed and the lowly home gave place
to a pleasant mansion, and the narrow
area widened into a spacious garden,
where many a green tree threw its shad
ow. But for the golden-haired child,
now grown into a lovely maiden, the
fairest and dearest of them all was the
one she had so tenderly nourished. !No
other tree, she thought, cast such a cool,
soft shade; in no other boughs did the
birds sing .so sweetly.
But while the tree lived and flourished
the young girl drooped and fad'id.
Sweeter and sadder grew the light in her
blue eyes, till by-und-by God's angel
touched them with a dreamless sleep.
Loving hands crowned the .white brow
with myrtle, and under the branches she
had loved laid her tenderly to rest.
JJut from that hour as if in sorrow for
the one that tended it, the stately tree
began droopintr. Lower and lower bent
the sad branches, lower and lower, until
they caressed the daisied mound that
covered her form.
"See!" said the young companions,
"the tree weeps for her who loved it."
And they called it the weeping willow.
All Interesting Compilation.
The table below shows the number of
words in each President's inaugural ad
dress; also how often the personal pro
noun "I" was used:
President. .Vb. Words. No. of Vs.
Washington, !irst term.1,900 u't)
Washington, s'jeond term? UM u
J. Adams.2,:H1 I'I
Jefferson, Bret term.I,fcili 111
Jefferson, second term.2,(23 US
Madison, first term.1,170 11
Madison, second term.!. 142 4
Monroe, first term. 111
Monroe, second term.I. tin; l'?
J. y. Adams.2,'.?44 14
.Tilirkson. first term.1.110 11
Jackson, second term.I.itl7 f>
Van Buren.'".*4 38
Harrisor.'..t>~u8 :fs
Tyicr.I ,?4:? l">
I'olk.4,'KM is
Taylor.IMM Is
Pierce.WM 25
linchanan.2,772 |:i
Lincoln, first term.:j..*>>?s i:j
Lincoln, second term. SSS I
Johnson. ?"<>
Urant, (Irstterm.1,1'fli 111
(?'rnnt, second term.1,232 24
Haves.2,472 lti
Garfteld.2,11411 in
Arthur. 4:il 1
Cleveland .1,1188 ?">
Millard Fillmore took the oath with
out delivering an inaugural address.?
New York Sun.
Sharp Tongues in Washington So
Society.
People who enter the social lists in
Washington society must cultivate a
sharp tongue, or they get routed and
put to confusion every time. From all
accounts some "ladies" have dis
tinguished themselves there lately in not
precisely the Rochefoucauld style of cyni
cism or repartee. For there is a way
the pot may call the kettle black that
reflects the glory of wit even in the mire
of bad manuere.?Boston Beacon.
Brigham Young's descendants now
number 15,000 persons.
185.
CURIOUS WEAPONS.
Concealed Ariun Vaed Before tho In*
troductlon of Flrcarrux.
Before the introduction of tire-arms
concealed weapons for projecting mis
siles were very rare, though cross-bows
evidently meant for that purpose have
been preserved. "With the use of fire
arms, however, concealed weapons be
came more numerous, the sudden dis
charge of a volley of unknown weapons
causing more fright and confusion than
damage. "When the cavalry-pistol was
first introduced it was regarded as a
marvel of ingenuity, and won many
battles for the troops that employed
it. In the early days of fire-arms
we find them combined with battle
axes, pikes, swords, daggers and
even shields, though whether these
may be considered concealed weapons
may be a matter of doubt. In the Mu
seum of Edinburgh there is a purse of
peculiar construction. Beneath the catch
there is a small, fiint-lock pistol, and by
turning certain buttons the pistol is pre
pared for in3tant use, so that any one ac
quainted with the secret can open the
! purse without danger, but an explosion
is sure to follow an attempt in the ordi
nary way. This purse is alluded to by
Sir Walter Scott in Rob Roy and a de
scription of it given in full. The Tower
of London has twenty-one specimens of
shields with a pistol attachment in the
center, the pistol being a breech-loader
and slightly projecting from the center
of the shield so that it would
hardly be noticed by an enemy until
the discharge took place. A small hole
in the shield gave an opportunity for
taking aim, and while the weapon could
not have been very dangerous it must
have been terrifying to a knight to see
his antagonist's shield go off in this un
expected manner. The Paris museum
lias a sword arquebus, the sword being
straight and the pistol being alongside
of it and fired with a wheel-lock. The
tower collection has also a pike gun,
double-barreled, with a flint lock, to
gether with a dagger pistol, the two
weapons being combined in one in a
remarkably ingenious manner, the pistol
being in the center of the dagger blade.
The Birmingham museum has a whip
pistol, the barrel being concealed in the
stock of the whip, a flint lock having a
concealed trigger. It was used by
outlaws and also by postillions, many
specimens being preserved in the Paris
museums. The Cerinans had a peculiar
battle-axe with a pistol cunningly con
cealed in the head of the axe, so that
the owner could shoot down his op
ponent before the latter knew what
ailed him. Among these early weapons,
so large a number were breech-loaders
that it is quite remarkable that the fact
is not more generally known. Almost
the earliest cannon were breech-load
ers. Many of the earliest portable fire
arms were of this pattern, and so
large a number of the pistols that the
notion ceases to be novel. Nor wore
hammerless guns unknown even before
the days of percussion locks. The
Tower of London contains a specimen
of a hammerless gun made in the seven
teenth century, which was far more of
an achievement for that day than the
most complex specimen of the kind can
be for us. In fact,'among the ea?y
long and heavy guns, the breech-loader
is the rule and not the exception, so
that even here there is nothing new, and
it may be safely affirmed that, in the
matter of lire-arms, so far as the prin
ciples go, there is not one principle
known to the present generation that has
not been applied at least a hundred
times two centuries ago.?London Tele
graph.
Dwellers on the Nile.
The Bedouins, or .nomads, of the Sou
dan are not a very numerous race. They
are altogether outnumbered by the. peo
ple of thc_ towns and villages, who,
Mussulmans' though they are, unwarlike,
and, like all agricultural and commercial
people, will quietly submit to the gov
erning powers if fairly well treated. The
people against whom the English arc
now fighting, the soldiers of the re
doubtable Mahdi, are these same Bedou
ins, and their revolt, though connected
with the spread of Islam and fanned by
the flames of fanaticism, is also a revolt
against the dominance- of the settled
peoples of the country over the nomads.
These wanderers of the Nubian desert
and Kordofan possibly number some half
a million,and claim to be of Arab descent.
A pure Arab, like a pure Turk, is hard
to lind, and these desert tribes have not
escaped great admixture. The princi- j
pal tribes between the Nile and the Bed
sea are the Ahabdehs, Bishaneens and
Iladendawavs, while west of the
Nile dwell the Ifassaneeychs, the
Kabaneesh and the Bcggaras. Their sole
wealth consists of flocks and camels. In
;ime of peace they are carriers, guides
and camel-drivers, but no amount of
money can induce them to till the
ground, and they look with contempt
upon the humble, patient fellaheen of
the villages and upon the "dwellers
among bricks.'' They arc fine-looking,
of medium height, well-formed, with
small hands and feet, arched insteps,
aquiline noses, thin lips, splendid teeth
and lou;r and fri/./.led hair. Their wean
ons are long, straight and broad double
edged sword blades, of Spanish or Ger
man make, to which they manufacture
handles to suit themselves. A few have
Hint-lock muskets and double-barrel
guns. All carry lances made in the
country, with horrible barbed heads.
To these arc now added the arms taken
from the defeated Egyptian army. Of
the mettle of the men, the British, who
with great difficulty withstood them at
Tamasi and Abu-Klca, are the best
judges.
Soothing Syrups and Popular Heine
dies.
Opium forms the basis of innumerable
remedies and. very effective remedies,
sold under titles altogether reassuring
and misleading. Nearly all soothing
syrups and powders forcxample?"ninth- :
ers' blessings'' and infants' curses?are I
ready opiates. These are known or sus j
pected by most"well-informed people!
What is less genet ally known is that j
nine or ten of the popula- remedies for
catarrh, bronchitis, cough, cold and j
nsthma are also opiates. So powerful '
indeed is the effect of opium up the tin- I
ing membrane of the lungs and air pas
sages, so dilicult is it to find an effective !
substitute, that the efficacy, at least the
certain and rapid efficacy, of any specific
remedy for cold whose exact nature is
not known affords strong ground for
suspectiug the presence of opium. Many
chemists are culpably, almost criminally,
reckless; and not a few culpably ignorant
in this matter. An experienced man
bought from a fashionable West End
shop a box of cough lozenges, pleasant
to the taste and relieving a severe cough
with wonderful rapidity. Familiar with
the influence of opium on the stomach
and spirits . he was sure before he had
sucked half-a-dozen of the lozenges that
he had taken a dose powerful enough to
affect his accustomed system, and strong
enough to poison a child, and do serious
harm to a sensitive adult. Vet the lozen
ges were sohl without warning or indica
tiou of their character; few people would
have taken my special precaution to keep
them out of the way of children, and the
box, falling into the hands of a heedless
or disobed icnt child, might have poisoned
a whole nursery.?National Review.
Gold is found in thirty-six counties in
Georgia, silver in three and diamonds in
twenty-six.
NO. 6.
TFOBDS OP WISDOM.
Honesty sometimes keeps a man from
jecoming" rich, and civility from being
vitty.
Arnold spcrtks of "earning genuine
nanhood by steadily serving outthe pe
iod of boyhood."
The first ingredient in conversation is
ruth, the next good sense, the third:'
rood humor, and the fourth wit.
It is a wrong use of my understanding
;o make it the rule and measure of an
jther man's: a use which it is neither fit
.or nor capable of.
This very sage advice was given by an
iged priest, "Always treat an insult like
nud f rem a passing vehicle. Never brush
t off until it is dry."
It may serve as a comfort to us in all
>tir calamities and afflictions to reflect
;bat he that loses anything and gets
visdoin by it is a gainer by the loss.
Persons who arc always innocently
meerful and good-humored are very use
ful in the world; they maintain peace
ind happiness and spread a thankful
:cnipcr among all who live around them.
Do not think of knocking out an
ther person's brains because he honest
ly differs in opinion from you; it would
oe as rational to knock yourself on the
lead because you differ from yourself
:cn years ago.
The sons of rich men ar.d kings learn
lothing so well as riding, for their mas
:crs flatter them, and if they contend,
willingly yield to them; but a horse
icver considers if a prince or a poor man
be on his back, if you c:.nnot manage
aim he will throw his rider.
Such is the general disguise men wear
that their good qualities commonly ap
pear at first, and their bad ones are dis
:overed by degrees; and this gradual
discovery of their failings and weak
nesses necessarily lessen our opinion of
them; and there is no observation more
generally true than that our esteem of a
person seldom rises in proportion to our
intimacy with him.
Origin or Some Popul?r Songs.
" What is the latest popular ballad?"
"Vaniti," replied the music pub
lisher. " Frank Howard, the author of
' I'll Await My Love' and 'Only a Pansy
Blossom,'wrote it?that is, he wrote as
much of it as he did the others I have
mentioned. He is a ballad singer with
Thatcher, Primrose and West's min
strels, and his income from song royal
ties is between $300 and $400 a week.
No, he is not a remarablc musician. He
understands music and has a nice voice.
Hundreds of better musicians fail as
writers of songs. Howard is the son of
in Iowa clergyman. Half a dozen yearn
igo Milt Barlow, the minstrel, found the
young man traveling with a liver-pad
peddler in the West. Howard by his
singing drew the crowds, and then gave
way to his partner who sold the pads.
Barlow was struck by the sweetness
of Howard's voico, and hired him for
twenty-five dollars a week to'sing in Bar
low, Wilson, Primrose & West's minstrel
company. His voice and his songs made
him popular and he now receives $100 a
week salary. The way his songs arc com
posed would astonish many better musi
cians.' Howard will write the words of
a. song, and then with three or four mem
bers of the company will proceed to ham
mer a suitable air out of hotel pianos.
They will work hour after hour for days,
correcting, changing and culling out bar
after bar until they at last agree that an
appropriate air has been made. Then it
is written out and tried in public. If at
all successful Howard sends a copy to his
publisher and it is put upon the market.
There is a story among minstrels that
Howard paid another singer, Harry Tal
bot, twenty dollars for the words and
music of 'I'll Await My Love.' If so it
was a good piece of judgment on How
ard's part, for he has made two or three
thousand dollars out of that song alone.
?Philadelphia Times.
The President of Venezuela.
It seems rather i repancy that the
president of the ft uolic of Venezuela
should receive $250.000 a year while the
President of tho United States has only
$50,000 and tho premier of England $25,
000. Tho present president, Guzman
Blanco, is said to possess a private for
tune of $1,000,000. Three beautiful
country houses are maintained for him
by the state, beside his residence at
Caracas and a villa by the sea for the
bathing season: and altogether he lives
in the greatest luxury and rules as a most
absolute despot. Although nominally
only president of a republic, he is in re
ality an absolute dictator, ruling the
Venezuelans with a rod of iron. One or
two examples of the arbitrary mode of
government of President Blanco may be
given, Soon after the railway between
Caracas and La Guayra (in which he
holds a great number of shares) was
opened he issued a decree that all vehicles
ou the excellent coach road, which had
always been hitherto used, should be en
tirely stopped?thereby, of course, bring
ing grist to the railway mill, but throw
ing hundreds of people with their mules
and carts, out of employment. A few
days ago the resident engineer reported
to the President that a fish plate had
been placed on the rails with the evident
object of upsetting the train on its pas
sage over a narrow viaduct built by the
American contractor who commencod?
but did not finish?the line. 'Icneral
Blanco immediately without instituting
any inquiry vfith the object cf discov
ering the offenders, and without making
any distinction between rich and poor,
ordered every one living within a radius
of half a mile of the scsnc of the at
temped outrage?in all sixteen persons?
to be locked up for one month.?San
Fra ncisci? Argon ant.
Eggs a.s Fooil.
"Would it not be wise to substitute
more eggs lor meat in our daily diet?" in
quires Health and Home, and then adds:
About one-third the weight of an
egg is solid nutriment. Th-re arc no
bones and tough places that have to be
laid aside. A good egg is made up of
tun parts shell, sixty parts white, and
thirty parts yolk. The white of an egg
contains S>(! percent, water, (he yolk 52
per cent. The average weight of an egg
is about two ounce . Practically? an
egg is animal food, and yet there is none
of the disagreeable work of the butcher
necessary to obtain it. Eggs are best
when cooked four minutes. This takes
away the animal taste that is so offen
sive to some, but docs not so harden the
white or yolk as to make them hard to
digest. An egg if cooked very hard is
ditticult to digest, except by those with
stout stomachs; such eggs should be
eaten with bread and masticated very
finely. An excellent sandwich can be
made with eggs and brown bread. An
egg spread on toast is food fit for a
king, if kings deserve any better food
than other people, which is doubtful.
Fried eggs are less wholesome than
bniicd ones. An egg dropped into hot
water is not only a clean and handsome,
but a delicious morsel. Most people spoil
the taste of their egg; by adding pepper
and salt. A little "sweet butter is the
best dressing. Eggs contain much phos
phorus, which is supposed to be useful
to those who use their brains much."
Dr. Jacoby, of New York, says that
children grow taller during an acute
sickness?such as fever?the growth of
the bones beiDg stimulated oy the fe
brile condition.
Cljf Ctes an) itoarrat.
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jX>NE WITH NEATNESS AND DISP ATC3
TEKMS CASH.
ONE DAY AT A TIM
One day at a time I That's all it can be;
No faster than that in tho hardest fate.
And days hare their limits, however we
Begin them to? early and stretch them too
late.
One day at a time!
It's a wholesome rhymo,
A gcod one to livo by,
A day at a time.
One day at a time! Every heart that ache
Knows only too well how long that can
seem:
But ?.t's never to-day which the spirit breaks,
It's the darkened future without a gleam.
One day at a time!
- It's a wholesome thyme,
A good one to live by,
A day at a time.
One day at a time! A burden tco great
To be borne for two can be borne for one;
Who knows* what will enter to-morrow's
gate?
While yet wo are speaking all may be
- dona
One day at a time!
It's a wholesome rhyme,
A good one to live by,
A day at a time.
One day at a time! When joy is at height
Such joy as the heart can never forget?
And pulses are throbbing with wild delight
How hard to remember that suns must set,
One day at a time!
It's a wholesome rhyme,
A good one to livo by,
A day at a time.
One day at a time! But a single day,
"Whatever its load, whatever its length,
And there's a bit of precious Scripture to say
That, according to each, shall be our
strength.
One day at a time!
It's a wholesome rhyme,
A good one to live by,
A day at a time.
One clay at a time? 'Tis tho whole of life!
All sorrow, all joy, are unmeasured thereby
Tho bound of our purpose, our noblest strife,
Tho ona only countersign, sure to win!
One day at a time!
It's a wholesome rhyme,
A good one to live by,
A day at a time.
?7he Independent.
PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS.
Ti e roller-skating rink is a good place
to study ''fall" fashions.?Boston Bulk
tin.
He was a level-headed doctor who
hired a house next door to a roller-skat
ing rink.?Boston Courier.
A poetess sings, "I have found what
silence is." Her friends, it is under
stood, are not so fortunate.?Boston
Tramcript.
The rain falls not alike on the just and
unjust, for the simple reason that the
unjust usually has tho umbrella belong
ing to the just.?Puck.
Every person has a role in life, and
some people seem to think the only role
they were destined for is to roll at the
skating rink.?Boston Courier.
"I read Brown's new novel- to-day,"^
she remarked. "How did it turn'dufP* ?
he inquired. "Badly. The ending is
very sad." "Ah?" " Yes; she married
him."
A Cincinnati man claims to have a
wife so hot-tempered that he can light
his cigar from the llash of her eyes. He
made a good match when he married
her. - Chicago Sun.
The Baltimorcan says "a cleric is like a
gun because he can be discharged." Ho
may also get loaded without the knowl
edge of the proprietor and go off unex
pectedly. ?Pica \j une,
During the past two years 30,00(7
roller skating rinks have been opened in
this country. During the last year and
six months 100 new court plaster fac
tories have been established. ?Ecantville
Argus.
A member of Congress visited the
rink the other night and put on the
rollers for the first time. Ho was not
invited to "take a seat on the floor of
the house," but he took one, all the
6ame.?Norr?town Herald.
Too young for suspicion. Edith (con
templating her faco in the mirror)?
".Mamma, me fink Katie Jones is berry
pretty." Edith (five minutes later)?
"Mamma, me link me berry mueh like
Katie Jones."?Harvard Lampoon.
Upon this bald old Earth of sin,
Which whirls from day to day,
Th'ire are many things to make us grin,
And laugh our breath away.
Bu'; therd'a nothing will a man invest
With mirth, and make him holler,
Like finding in a last year's vest
A last year's unspent dollar. -
It is said that every convict in the
Ohio penitentiary is compelled to write
an essay each month. When he is re
fractory his essay is read to him. The
Ohio authorities are making the prison
discipline more severe every year.?
Graphic.
"If man wants to own the earth, what
does woman want'" inquired Mr. Grab
of his better half, after a family matinee
a few days ago. "Well, my dear,'' re
sponded that lady in a gentle, smother
ing tone, "to own the man, 1 suppose."
?Boat'iu Post.
Gayly the rash young man
Puts on thi* skates,
Saying, "I think I can
Astonish the States."
Then ho strikes wildly out?
Faster and foster;
And with a hump and shout
Yells for eourt-plaster.
"Your honor, I am summoned to servo
on the grand jury, but I wish you would
excuse me." "What is your business,
sir?" "lama coal merchant;" "You
are excused, sir, on the ground that it
would be impossible for a coal merchant
to weigh a matter properly and find a
true bill.? Chicago Netra.
"You see," he explained, "I have a
little railroad back here in Wisconsin.
That is, I h ive organized one, and se
cured the right of way across the two
counties. 1 came down to Chicago to
float out a little loan. I want a hundred
thousand dollars."' "I sec." "Well,
I've been here a week, and have'nt ac
complished anything." "Why?" "Well,
the best oiler I've had yet was to furnish
me the money at twenty-two per cent,
interest, and charge me .sixty per cent,
commission for making the loan. What's
left won't nay me for lying to the farm
ers."? II'all Street New?.
The Danger of Dycstuffs.
The danger of wearing next to the
skin articles of clothing dyed wi:h sub
stan: c obtained from benzole and other
products of < oal tar has been declared
many times in letters from medical men
both in this country and abroad, who
have given instances of the ill effects
caused through the absorption by tho
skin of these irritating and poisonous
compounds. Their warnings arc repeat
ed and illustrated in a case of exhibits
sent ?o the health exhibition in London
by an authority on skin disease?. In
this case are specimens of some of the
beautiful aniline colors, rosnniline, mag
neta, violet red, Bismarck violet, etc,
and gloves and stockings dyed with the
substances by which these Hues are ob?
tained that, in cases coming under the
treatment of the exhibitor, bad produced
eruptions on the skin of women and
children, in some instances of a vary
severe chnracio.-.?Cletdan-l Htratit.

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