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Boft autumn lnd were blow In j
Tb plumed golden rod.
Tli. atter't royal purple
Made pltlurel on Itao oJi
The spell of (nil in summer
I.njr o'rr tbo pnnturnbrowni
A shower ot Kfllil Hn 1 ttilm'rlnf,
The sniwblne slflod down.
The men had finished liarvcat,
Tho lliraxlilnt Jail Ikuu.
Tha houiewlto .till wai rny
Prom tun nround to nun.
I tinted erlmton Jlllt
A lucent ruUM denr
Then bin ted at vaeatlen
II I coald jorl"
A look of wlitful loafing
Crept ewlft annus ber face.
8ho smiled and lUtied I "I'm weary
Of .laying In on place I
"My homo (trows dear an t drer,
I ihould be truly UWwt
If tbere were poo for breathing,
The noit jenr cant with harvet
And wealth of autumn", sold.
For brain and heart a-weary
Karlh'a falroat leotpa unrolled.
Tranced by the inell, while turning
Cool ptllowa 'neath her hoad,
I bent to eatch the luulter jil,
clous, worJii aho aaliL
"1 m tired o tired I'm going!
I .hall my JoHrner taltn I"
"You're better, dear " I HblspcrcJ.
'Lire for your children'! aakol"
Ah ' mother lore tba wondrous 1
What other force wo'ia learned
GottM backward from that Journey
Her falling feet bate turnwlt
Iter jlaitnK eyea were opened,
llcr wan llpi atrore to amlloi
' It a twenty
Tl. inch a Utile while
' Blnee Iltnny m a baby
Hut then clod Vnowetb beat!"
(Her breath came abort and shorter.)
"I'm irolnf now to reitr"
-Margaret Blblry, In Hprlngneld (Stan.) Re
I call ridlcu'
rliliculoui, Ned? ' oked Qracc, n her
brother threw (loun u ocuapapcr.
"Oh, tlio atoriov tlimu ucwspaixrs
tell. 1'vo tccn rondlnj; nliout those
hunting forest up north, and hero U cnu
nlout people barely cacaplDu; with their
Urea from o hotiac"
"I sliould think thai might ho very
likely," nald mother, v ho sat near.
"Jlut In hroud tlayllfflit? said Ned.
"It might cully ha ho ut night."
"Even In daylight," fcald grandma,
laying iloun her Untttlng. "Yes, ln
deed I knon, for I ha,o heen It"
1 hero was a look In grandma's eyes
which told that her thoujrliUhad wandered
Into a puit Nctt and
Dorry exchanged glances which plainly
-There' a Rtoryl"
Hut they waited until grandma took
up the knitting before stealing
"Whore did you ico n woods on Are,
"Aud did you 'most gel burned?"
"Yes," said grandma, with a smile.
"I will tolljou till nboutlL And H
Ned U not too old to lhtcn ho will
more easily bo able to bellovo f omo of
the stories he may sco
"When I was a llttlo girl." she went
on as tho small company gathered
lthln easy hearing distance, "wo
lived umong great tract ot wood-land
which huvcjlnco hcon turned Into
farms and dotted with vlllngee. My
father had taken up some land and was
clearing It as fast as ho could. But
there worn many miles ot tho thick
dark timber botw ecu tis and tho open
country, with only occasional patches
of cleared ground."
"Did you llko living there,
"Wasn't It foarfully lonely?"
"As to liking It, 1 didn't know of any
other life, dears. And there were
plenty of pleasant things about It Wo
went berrvmg and nutting. Wo
gathered wild flowers and autumn
leaves. Wo ran among tho trees, as
wild and happy as any squirrel among
them. And, best of oil, I siippoo wo
wcro so busy as never to havo time, to
ask whether or not wo liked our included
"Wo used, I and ray llttlo brothers,
and kWtcr.x.to go to a district school not
very far from my homo, Tliero was
always nu early fall torm to which
tydy tho children wont, for tho big
boys and rflrls of' tho dlsttlot were
working hard mid could not bo
spired until winter fcol In. Then they
tou( ui luvir siuuiu uuu i am rcuujr
to say," gnuiiliuu smiled, "that thoy
accomplished an much In their short
tlmo as tunny a ono to whom study
tlmo comes as a mutter of course.
"Well, this season I am telling yon
ot I wua about the oldest girl In tha
fall torm. In those days wo had not so
many studies as you children have, and
wo did things a llttlo dlllcrently. Homo
ot your ways," grandma pinched Nott's
cheek, "seem cry riuccr to mo, yoa
know. Spelling was maile great no
sount of. It was considered a disgrace
for boy or girl not to bo a good
fcpeller, and ono who wm especially
good was talked of fur miles Mound.
"All tho last year 1 had been tho
best tpoller nmonj tho younger set I
was vury proud of It, und not only 1
but my futlicr and mother. I had got
to thinking It a mnttor of courso that
110 one could do as well as 1.
"You may think, then, that I was
taken down u little when a girl ft year
jounger than I began crowding mo
Tory cloaely for llrt placn In spelling.
Her family hod latt !y moved Into tha
district, and riusttn llluko soon showed
that sha hud been as writ taught as
any of us,
"Tho teachers, had it different way
from yours of laonliiir account of the
ititudlng nf fin pi I. Tho spoilers all
ttood up In U cluvi and lliu words were
given out to thum When one missed
he) went huur, tlm oi.e who spelled
It correctly colugabovo htm. Tho host
olio, of comae, kuuu got to tha head,
and then went to tliu foot to work up
"I couldn't tell you how annoyed I
felt when 1 found that I was no longer
looked upon as Ml speller of tho class.
It made me angry when Miss l'nrsons,
our tencher, looked at Husan, as she
had always before loohvl only at tnc,
when a hard word was going down tho
"Vou havo often heard me speak,
dears, of the danger of cherishing ovll
feelings In tho lioarU It Is fonrful to
think how llttlo fostering they need
to make thorn grow and Increase until
they seem to catt out everything else.
I speak from my own knowledge, you
"Hear mel" Interrupted Nctt. "To
think of grandmacvor being a naughty
"I am sorry to nay," grandma laid a
gentle hand on Nell's licad as she went
on, "that my jealousy of Susan grew
until It seemed to llko n great
black wall letCMi mo and everything
which I used to enjoy, I would not
pley with her at onr plnyhouao mado
with acorn cup dishes nnd hollyhocks
and elder dolls. If she came to whero
wo swung In tho vino swing I went
nwny. Even at homu my hatoful feeling
towards Suvtn pursued me. I was
always afraid otsoino ono Any lng something
about my spelling so that I
should hava to tell that I wasnolongcr
tho best oue In tho class.
"The day before the end of tho term
I happened to bo In tho schoolroom
alone and a dcslro seized mo to find out
which of us really stood first.
"Miss Varaons' desk, with her report
book IK It, was always Unlocked. 1
knew that It was forbidden to look Into
It, but I took It nut nnd turned to tha
spelling page. Some ono, you know,
loft off hend every day, and as the class
was smalt Susan und I would, of
course, havo a good many head marks.
I hod kept count of my own, but not
"Tliero they were, tho rows of neat
pencil marks to each name. My heart
boat as I counted them. Yes seventeen
for busan, sixteen for mo.
"How my face burned with anger and
disappointment. In n dny or two all the
neighbors would know that 1'olly Carter
w a no lonirer head ollcr. How
could I bear It? What right had this
other girl to come In and take my place.
"I mado up mv mind I would not
bear It Miss I'nrsou'a pencil lay theru
In the desk. I took It up and added
two marks to my own row.
"Hut there was something clso to be
done. Miss l'arson'a always gave us u
ticket when wo left off head. I must
havo enough to match the marks, for
wo always took them home at tho end
of tho term, and everybody In the district
wus sure to hear how many 1 had.
"I hunted In Miss Parson's desk until
I found her tickets, and took two.
"Then I rushed out of tho school-house.
Of couno some ono was always
there first, and I had often been
the re nlone before, but my guilty conscience
now made mo afraid to stay. I
ran through tho woods to a llttlo spring
which wo were all fond ot, and stayed
there until 1 was suro It was school
"'I hero had been n long hot spell,
and the woods w era as dry as tinder.
To this day 1 never can walk over
crackling twigs and rustling dead
leaves without a picture ot red tickets
botoro my eyes. I did not dare to feci
in my pocket until night, and then tho
tickets were gone.
"I hadnovcrgono to bed before with
such a weight of wrong doing on my
heart I hnd never before lain awako
long, but now those pencil marks and
those, tickets danced before my eyes
until I thought I should go wild. In
the darkness and In tho hush all around
of tho lonely woods I saw exactly what
I had done I had stolen those tickets,
and tha marks were n He. And It had
been dona to rob a companion ot tha
credit which was Justly hers. All
growing out of my wicked Jealousy
"How could I undo it? Oh, It tho mice
would only gnaw Ml&s Parson's hook
before morning! (We were Mwayn
troubled with mice In tho old
after the corn had been gathered.)
If onlyi tornado would blow It away
or If it would burn up! anything to
hldo what I had done. My only
straight way out of It would bo to go
and tell Miss l'nrsons, but that I could
novcr, never da
"All day long Miss l'arsons onco In
n while wont to tho door and gored
about with an anxious fuce. Wo all
knew why, for In our homes we had
heard plenty of talk about the great
forest tires which It was feared might
come too tiear us. Tho sky was smoky,
und the wind seemed like a blast from
"Tho last thing in the afternoon was
the counting of tho hoadmarks.
" 'Ono ahead for Volly," Bald Miss
Tarsons, smiling ut me. 'Our llttlo
girl koops her placo, and we ara glad
I HUNTED IN W188 I'APSON'S WtSK.
of It because wo know It Is by fulthtul
tudy. Think of tny listening to that,
chlldroul 'J lion she saldt
" 'It Is nlco to have tome ono who
keeps so near her as Susan. Such good
tcholurs should bo good friends. Let's
ico your tlckots, Polly.' I was anxious
to hurry away, bui my llttlo sister and
iQmo others gathered around mo,
Highest tr. all in Leavening Power,
sitting on soe.iig my many tickets.
" 'Why. thoy don't count up,' cried
" 'Is that so, roily? askod Miss Parsons.
'Could I havo forgotten any day
to give you your tickets? Of course
you must have your right number to
show to your parents.'
11 I lost thorn down at lh
iprlug,' I stammered.
" 'We'll go find 'cm,' cried two or
thrco llttlo boys.
" 'You may,' said Miss Parsons. 'Wo
will wait hero a little while und it you
do not find them I will give Polly ono
"The sky hnd been getting darker
and wo began to hear a far nwny dnll
roar as If tho wind was rising for a
ttorm. Miss Parsons was sotting her
desk In order, but before long sho
" 'I wish those children would como
back. I shall feel safer when you aro
all at home'
"As sho spoke sho went to tho door.
I shall never forget tho look on her
face as sho turned to us.
" 'Come, sho cried, In a tono that
maf".e us Jnmp. -No don't wait for
"With n few swift steps sho had
driven us all out Sho came last lead-
lnrr the two youngest children. At tho
door we met the boys who hnd gone to
" 'Oh, tho flrel tho fire!' they cried.
"We heard It loudor, the roar but It
was not tho roar of the wind.
"You think, perhaps, Ned, that a flro
In tho woods Is something llko ono In
tho city, satisfying Itself by feeding on
ouo thing before It goes much further,
especially If tliero aro bravo men to
fight It You think It (julotly melts
down a thicket then leap up a tree,
taking things gradually and then going
on to the next Hut no ono who has
not seen It can imagine the awful rush
with which a forest flro sweeps over
acres upon acres, mile upon mile. Its
own heat crcats a blast which carries
the blazlngembors farahead, to
a new blaze; while acres will In a
few momenta lie wrapped In a sheet of
nuNJtiNo mow the rir.n.
flame, and It leaps over wide clear
spaces la which men think themselves
safe. Tho schoolhouso stood under a
hill. The wind had suddenly changed,
bringing tho fire up on the other sido
and down upon m before we had
dreamed ot Its being so near.
" 'Wo must reach Carter's clearing,' I
heard Miss Parsons say. 'Quick quick!'
"She started on n run and wo followed
her like a (lock of frightened
sheep. How that hot wind seemed to
catch our throits as wo panted on.
Sparks aud embers began to fall
around us. I had my sister Huthle's
hand. She was a solid llttlo thing ind
hard to drair along. Jimmy Deane,
oneot the larger boys, took her other
hand and we stumbled on, tho smoke
blinding and choking us. Ituth fell
down and would not try to move only
moaned as wo urged her.
" 'Polly,' said .lliuray, 'It'll bo either
sho or both of you It's all wo can do
to get oursch es on '
" 'I won't' I said. 'I'll stay If sho
does. Buth get' I screamed. 'If
you don't I'll whip you I'll tell mother.
"I stooped and pounded her till I
think It must have been through shoer
ostonishmont and fright at my treating
her so she struggled to her poor
llttlo feet On wo went at last
mv father's clearing, whero wo
found half tho neighborhood fighting
"It vsas a hard battle. Men and
bovs and women and girls stood with
hands burned nnd blackened, with
cantlnir breath and scorched hair. No
one knows how wo might have como
out of It but for the help of tho Oreat
Hand which alono can stay tho march
of adestroylng Hend. At what seemed
tho momont of our mil nope a low
rain drops toll upon our smarting
hands. With cries of Joy nnd encouragement
to each othor wo fought on, and
before long came tho blessed shower
which saved many a forest homo and
many a life."
"Was Miss Parson's book burned?"
sold ono of grandma's listener's, as
"And all tho tickets?"
"Did nnyono ever know what you
"Yes Indeed, my dears. I had had
my lesson, I had folt In my very
heart that U It had not been for the delay
about the tlokets wo should not
have wasted those last precious minutes
In the bchoolhousa It anyona
had died I should have been a murderer.
You may bo sure that I did not
hold on to tho He which I had brought
through tho flro. Tho first day wa
wero all back In the schoolhouse,
which was built by Christmas, for logs
wero plenty and cheap, I told my ugly
story to all who were thoro to hear."
Sidney tlayro, In N. Y. Examiner.
When jou buj jour eprinp
Tit should got tho iMist, mid that
is Hood's Sarsapurillo. It thoroughly
purifies tho blood,
rights, univoMally accorded,
a c - "i1 a .1...'
U. S, Gov't Report, Aug. 17, iss
.. jMsmJ 4jtm&.iui i,tei.
A CATTLE FUNERAL.
Th "Wild Critter." nf tha I'lalnl JfOOrt
Ifielr Head With Molenoe.
To obscrvo or partlctpato In n cattle
tdneral, let tho go out
upon tho range, vclect some spot which
Is open nnd affords no obstruction to
tho view, and from which not a
Having selected such a spot, lot ono
tit tho nforamc.itlonod "critters" so
U ought quietly nnd secretly from a
ddtancoand without undue ostentation,
an becomes poachers upon another
mn's range, let him bo done to death.
Lit tho offal be secreted whero even
tha coyotes can not find It and lot tho
hldo and flesh bo carried carefully
away. Thon let the earth bo thrown
on tho blood stains to hldo all traces of
disturbance and let nil this bo dona so
well that ovon the human oyo can detect
nothing that would reveal what
had been done.
Then lot twenty-four hours, or oven
less, pass, unlessindeed, there bo cattle
within a mile or less at tho time of
tho slaughter. Hut for purposes of
suppiso that twenty-four
hours havo olapucd.
Then suppose a bunch of 100 or 200
head of cattle romo dr ftlng down over
the range to leeward of the spot whero
tho slaughter of tho tliy previous occurred.
The lender of tho bunch may
bo two or three miles, perhaps farther,
from the see no of blood. Suddenly ho
commences to show signs of unoaslness.
Though tho grass bo deep and luxuriant
he only feeds o fow moments continuously,
lifting his head aud tossing htl
horns as If his enemy wns near. Suddenly
thcro Is a strong puff ot wind,
and as tho noti lis of tho leader inhale
tho air n transformation occurs llko a
flash ot lighting. Ho halts, throws his-
muzzlo Into tho air nnd then emits a
most unearthly, prolonged, weird,
moanng shriek or bellow. It Is llko
none of the various noises mado upon
other occasions, but has a tono that is
all its own and which Is evidently well
understood by tho en tiro herd.
With another shriek, which can bo
heard for a mllo and cvou farther, tho
leader breaks Into a run, with his tall
In tho air aud with his head shaking
angrily from side to side, followed by
all tho members of tho herd, each adding
to the -volume of sound that now
fills the air. As other animals feeding
quietly at a distance hear tho peculiar
sounds they, too, pickup their ears, thon
wltl answering ithrlcks thoy gallop
wildly toward the excited band and
join It In pursuit of the leader.
Tho animal quickly arrives at tho
spot He snuffs at tho ground,
meanwhile lashing his sides with his
tall, and bellowing continually in a
manner that suggests the height of
rage. His eyes flash wildly, tho froth
drops from his Jaws and flecks his neck
and body. Ho pawn tho ground angrily
with Ids hoots, nnd by dexterous twitch
lng manages to cast great masses ot tho
earth Into the air and upon his back.
Tho others como racing up nnd crowd
closely about tho spot where their mato
was slain An Inner circle was formed
by tho ovclted animals, with their
heads all pointing to a common center,
nnd theso bellow and paw tho ground
and race nround and nround until ex
hausted. Meanwhile, tho othors nre circling
rapidly about the central cluster,
and finally displace the earlier arrivals,
whereupon they, too, go through tho
Tho sceno Is a terrlblo ono. Horns aro
clashed against horns, tho hollowing of
the angry nnlmals Is deafening, tho air
Is filled with dust, the beasts seem actuated
each by somo particularly malevolent
spirit nnd thoir actions appear
prompted almost by human understanding.
Woo to tho unfortunate curiosity
seeker who chances to bo abroad on
foot upon such an occasion. If he havo
any "cuttlo senso" at all he will put as
wide n spaco as possible between himself
and themournors, or If ho be desirous
of studying tho spectacle ho will climb
the nearest treo or seek somo othor
point ot vantngo Inaccessible to tho
If, on tho other hand, ho should bo so
ticking In common sense as to bo
to recognize the apparent signs ot
danger and bhould approach too closely
to tho angry hord, his awakening to tho
peril will bo sharp and sudden. Somo
angry boast w HI catch a gllmpso ot him
and, recognizing In hlra tho responsibility
for tha shedding ot blood, will
lower his hoad and, with a snort of defiance,
make a w lid charge for the object
of bovine wrath. If that object
escapes with his life he will Indeed, bo
fortunate. Even n horseman has boen
known to havo had anything but a
pleasant halt hour from an encounter
with a f unoral party of this character.
Tho news ot the death of n comrado
seems to spread with tho rapidity ot tho
telegraph, and fresh relays of mourners
constantly arrive, keeping up tho
strango spoctaclo for hours at a tlmo,
nor ceasing until tho shades ot night
Occasionally tho scene of bloodshed
will be discovered by some wandering
''critter" who has thut portion of the
range to himself temporarily. Tliero
may be no other cattle within two or
threo miles, yet tho lone mourner will
commence tho procedure already described,
and within a quarter or half an
hour will have been jolnod by others,
while Inside ot an hour there will be a
dense mass of excited cattlo on tho
spot and from tho rungo In overy direction
others will bo scon hurrying to
tho scone. San Francisco Chronicle.
bu Tlia I'ricx of I'oetry,
Tliero Is a story told of a poor Orcok
poet who lived In Home at the time of
the Emperor Augustus. It shows us
thai wit often succeeds where merit
The poet was anxious to gain favor
with tho emperor, Evory morning he
waltod at the palace door, and as the
emperor passed out the poet prosonted
htm with a verse or an epigram which
ho had couipokud Tho ainperor
the poetry hn t never paid tho
poor poet anything, Indeed, his presumption
rather amused the emperor,
sad, being one day in a merry humor,
he wrote a verse hlmaelt and handed It
gravely to the poet, who watted for him
as usunl nt tho gate.
'I ho poot with ready wit pulled out
his purso mid emptied tho two or thrco
eoppurs It contained Into the emptor's
"Ah," cried he, "there nhould bo
more, but I glvo you of my ability. If
I wero us rich ns you, great Cuisar, I
nould pay a much greater prloe for
And It Is pleasant to bo told that tha
iinpcror thought th- j"1"
thousand crowns. Harpers' Young
OUR LIGHTNING SALE
With the exception of a
few articles will continue
till onr new spring
stock arrives, which will
be about MARCH 15th.
The Best Bargains are
being rapidly exhausted.
Come before they are all
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