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1 DES7'E4ATI AND) I)ANGEJROUS
many IlAvcs Lost Annually That
Chbietx May ero SNupplic W\ith Its
oils of Ihe F'ishecrs.
I/ :SURED1 by its cost in
Ituman life, ruys the New
York ano, shark's fin
( is the highest priced Na
tionlt dcliic'y in the world. So great
i tlie demand for it among the well
to-do Chinese, both at home and
whert.vcr they be throughout the I
'workl, that every year, down among
the (quatorial atolls of the Pacific,
thousands of m(:,( risk nud lose their
lives in hunting thte "tiger of the
Every little lwhiii the Australian
papers bricny note the arrivalof some
ialand irading vessel with a cargo of
to m.::.ny toulb os shaLir finT . These,
rlriei and struug together, have been
pieke(t up among :: hnudred nameless
tro.)ie i:jlatnds that dot the South
Paclilie, anl are cousigned from Mel
ourine or Sydney to the great ports I
It is especinly among the islands
where nature has hcna less lavish in
her aupply of food eor the people that
shark fishing: has become the great,
the only indu,trv. 'The o ian-baked
denizens of the ('lihert ,and Marshall
groupis nod the co1unttess coral islets
'of the Wetcrrn Cvruliznes have need to
,'4xplcre tIh. ocean (liay and night in
wrdier to live, for there such delicacies
as the mealy yamrn a:r:l the toothsome
tiaked bread fruit. rind the sucking pig
are nnknwn. There is' nothing to
eat on suchi islands as these but cocoa
.mit and fishi, with occasionally bome
tuch regeta',blo as the mpurka, a coarse
grained pl. t. which grows as thick as
an elephnt's leg.
But any tihue, day or night, the sea
svwarms there, hlie no other haters of
the cn:tb, with ha:rkl. After the
swift tropic' su:nset has plunged the
world in duirkness one may go out in
a canoe any where in tlne of the lagoons,
and, li.hting a torch of dried cocoa
nut leave., look dowenward over the
boat's :idc ind see coe:i hurryinrg up
literally hunlretids of sharks, nil judg-.
ing Irom t'u..r actiuo:, depcratcly
It is at liawn, howevcr, that the
abhark fisther:m prefer to b'gin their
work. They are tmied save for a gir.
die of grass about their !;in., and the
esanes in which they ply their da:-u
geroua trade are mere shells of small
strips of wood .,ewn together with co.
coanut cinnit. Not onei of the pieces
ir. more than two, f:.ct in lenth, and
they are pieced t,:;:etLcr with marvel
ens skill tund patic::co, for wcod is a
scarce comuuodity in liiesr islandtl.
'Twety cances genierally go oat at the
Panlle tire. but thevy to not venturo
.far, for a IC w tfel: frn ,shore the water
is fifty ad in somo piaces ninety
If a jaded sport:s,.man wants excite
ment, he should g!o stl.irk fishing in
these lonesome wiaters. 'Ih1 taekleio is
of the rude.t sor't-a: lhuge ¶woollde
iooek, cunninrgly traijued utwea it was a
yonag treeC root to grow into the prop
er lshal:pe. Attahched to it is a strong
'ocuanult ibro rop;e a!bont 240 feet in
length. A pice, of tlyin itish or
slark caught the precviuŽ;s tIy is
deftly tied asout ilhe lIoo:, itndt it
ainke heavily into, the iwater. A amo'
menat later anu the lline tantens-the
sthark is there. 'IThe steersmar: striies
his paddlell into lthe water to bring the
cllanot's Lead TreTllil, the m:an holding
the Iue gives it a su1dilcn jerk that
naearly upsets the little craft, andl a
third native handlels a short iron weeood
Then comes the playing oif the des
perate ganme which is death for the
men to lose. Sometimee the shark
makes a desperate ellffort to get away
into the blue gloom a hundred fathoms
itown, andl foot by foot, with anxious
faces, the men watch the coiled line
rpin out. A sudden lerk may ofttimes
change the shark's course before it is
too late, and bring him to the surface,
andl then he is hauled close to the boat
iefore he has a chance for another
dive. If all goes well theclub man
seizes his chance ai::d gives the huge
fisha stunning blow on the head. 11
the ehark's tail come within reach of
the steerman's arm, he stands ready
with a heavy backed, keen knife tc
cend in a shmsling blow which shall
pIut that endl of the monster out of the
ganme. Sometimes a young fish will
I:nve his triil snilpped ol in this way
Lefre he l niuows he has lost it.
While this is going on with oire canoe
the others are lprobablly similarly en
frsgcd, anil it is here that most lives
nire lest, for with a iscore of boats, each
being:: dragcd aibout by angry shiarkis,
there are sure to be plenty of tangled
libue and collisions and capsizes. Once
in the watcr, a ruman has no time for
the brie.est of prayers to his savage
tods, for in a second a dozen sharp
fins coane hissing toward him, there is
a snapping of giant jaws, and of the
fis*herman the only trace is a mass of
But if all goes well the shark is killed
and toned ashore al despoiled of his
fins and hid,'. The skins alone are sold
to white men for civilized use. These
are'bought almost entirely by German
traders. It is said that some method
of tanninu this mot intractable of
rides has been discover ~in Germany,
but the shark merchantsN the lacitic
treat this with the same in~ldnlityyas
they do the rumor that the meror
cf Germanty has discovered llw to
cross-breed. shar!p srq a toothles&
'auiiidble variety will repkace the pres;
ueat breed. ' "
'The trader p~a's foi shark's finsi
tobacco, aco·, .nus, am ttjintio,.
and sometilese U;i. Allit Aiib)
alanderri'ar hark berme
. t;,"t.e a t f P'aDnopa ( , :
*a*d uts ththead of thatpfs
This is but a tiny spot, fifty miles
south of the Equator and 300 west of
the Gilbert=, which rises abruptly 300
feet above the sea. The natives are a
fierce and turbulent race of Malaya
Polynesians. Not so very long ago
they were, lihke the sharks they caught,
eaters of men, and it is said that even
now they will make away with a white
trader if he ventures among them for
tratitude in Tigers.
Apropos of how Wallace, one of the
fiercest lions at the New York "Zoo,"
had a decayed tooth extracted, the
Pall Mall Gazette recalls a more diffi
cult operation which was successfully
performed in the Zoological Gardens,
1Dubliu, a few years ago. One of the
finest tigers in the collection was
threatened with gangrene in its paw
the claw having become distorted and
grown into the foot.. The Rev. Sam
uel Haughton, M. D., Senior Fellow of
Trinity College, Dublin, and a well
known personage in the Irish metrop
olis, undertook to perform the dan
gerous experiment of operating on the
'The mate of the tiger was first seo
cured in a side den. A net was thrown
over the tiger, and he was drawn for
ward to the door of the cage. Four
stout keepers then held the feectof the
struggling animal %hile Professor
1-laughton cut away the diseased claw.
The suflering beast furiously endeav
ored to get at him during the opera
tion, but the rage of the tigress look
ing on through the bars at the side den
was much more terrible. She roared
and flung herself violently again and
again against the barriers in her mad
desire to go to the rescue of her mate.
When the tigress was admitted to
the eage alter the wound of her mate
had been dressed and the net removed.
she turned up the paw and examined
it with touching solicitude, and then
licked her mate, as a cat licks its kit
ten, to soothe him, purring softly the
while. .But perhaps the most extra
ordinary part of the affair was the
sequel. A week later Professor
Haughton was again at the "Zoo" to
see how his patient was going on.
When the animal espied him he began
to purr like a cat, allowed him to ex
amiun his paw, and secme:l pleased
that he should do so. Indeed, for
years afterward the tiger and tigress
showed themselves most friendly and
grateful to h ofessor Haughton.--San
Grcewsorie j r'entions.
If one may judge from the patent
records, live people do a good deal of
thinking about death. The very latest
device that has been applied to burial
appliances is the "coliun torpedo,"
which is designed as an elective and
very summary 'punishment for body
snatchers. Nothing less than a bomb
is introduced into the cofflu, before
the latter is clo'ed, the arrangement
being such--,we spare the reader all
technical details-that any attempt to
force it open cwill release a spring,
strike a perzcussion cap, and set oil the
bomb. The thing is done, and the
robber is floating in pieces about the
air long before hlie has had any time
to prepare for his sudden journey.
But wl:at ihapIpe:;s to the corpse?
The inventor leaves us in the dark on
tiis point-probabiy because the qucs
tion is hard to :answer. We are afraid
the cotlin torpedo has no very brilliant
luture, on this account, and for the
further reason that local authorities
(who are notoriously dilhicult to deal
with) might object to have their burial
grounds studded with infernal ma
A device much more reasonable is
the "grave annunciator," for use in
case of burinl alive. Any disturbance
in the coffin closes an electric circuit,
and springs an alarm in the house of
the superintendent, who takes note of
the number of the grave, and proceeds
without lurther delay, to dig up the
victim. For the benefit of those whose
relatives have been cremated, another
inventor has patented a process for
converting the ashds of the defanct,
by the aid of silicate of soda, into
paste which is to be moulded into a
bust or statuette.--'TitBits.
Bonanza Fortunes Gone.
California has long had a reputation
as the home of the bonanza king, and
a recently issued document, based on
the records.of the San Francisco Pro
bate Court, and published by the Den
ver Field and Farm, tells an interest
ing story of the contests and entangle
ments which have massed about the
last testament of many famous million
ailres and the final disposition of the
vast sum.ns they left behind them. The
document gives the history of fifty
three wills, dispoaing of $175,000,000.
About four hundred heirs divided that
vast sum, and to.day nearly half of
that humiber are penniless again, and
only a :ew have succeeded in adding
to their inheritance.
The average number of persons pro
vided for in each will was ten, though
in a uunber of instances, the most
notable of which was thecae of
Florence BIthe, the entire estates
passed into the hands of single heirs
Tihe Czar's Kew Fad.
The Emperor of RfnssiA bid
deserve welro[ folklorits ai
of earlyv music. His influ
the bottom of a rem'kl
'hich is to be ci'.ried
thg gar')r o'rtion
• i +,an eth
iO iemene o
ar sona aI
I An Idaho man has 78,000 sheen.
Amsterdam has a 971 karat dla
A Belfast (Me.) man has played 26.
400 games of cribbage with his wife.
Mary Marks, colored, who resides in
Bronham, Texas, was born in the West
Indies in 1776, and is therefore 120
Teapots were the invention of either
the Chinese or the Indians, and are of
uncertain antiquity. They came to
Europe with tea in 1610.
It is said that tortoise shell combs,
chains and other objects, when broken,
can be repaired by heating the oppos
ing surfaces, and pressing them to
A cane worth $3000, a gift from
some friends, is carried by Dr. H. H.
Hale, of Detroit, Mich. It is orna
mented with gold and jewels, and in
the head is a fine watch.
The Rev. Father Peter Adair, of St.
Louis, DIo., called upon zll the young
men in his congregation one morning
recently, who were wearing motto
buttons to hand them to him.
For two hourso some .boys in New
York kicked a small bundle about the
size of a baseball around th. streets
and played catch with it. Fnally the
bundle was opened and $780 in notes
was found within.
Along Butler Creek, Oregon, has
appeared a vine that when above the
ground will leave the root and cling
to any vegetation to which it can at
tach itself and through which it can
At Ambaston, in Derbyshire, Eng
land, there is a loaf of bread 600
years old. It was included in a grant
of land from the crown in the reign of
King John, and has remaied in the
Soar family ever since.
When a little daughther of Mrs.
John Kelly, of Anderson, Ind., up
peared at the "cat hole" in the side of
the house her mother mistook her for
a cat and threw hot water over her, dis
figuring her lace for life.
A telephone wire in Springfield,
Mo., was unintentionally connected
with the fire alarm wires,\ and when
the telphone was tested the fire de
partment was aroused by a long-con
tinued false alarm, which for several
minutes kept the firemen on an exas
Carrier pigeons have been used for
a great many purposes, one of the
latest being on board fishing boats,
whence they are let loose in the morn
ing when the nets or lines are hauled,
with ~a message attached to their
wings, informing the curer or agent
on shore of the amount of the catch
and when the boat is likely to arrive.
How Thimbles Are Made.
The thimble is a Dutch invention,
and the first one was made in 1;84. by
t a silversmith named Nicholas Vau
Benschoten. Originally it wat called
a "thumbell" because it was worn on
In making thimbles the gold and
silver ingots are rolled out into sheets
of the desired thickness and cut by a
stamp into circular pieces of any re
? quiredsize. These circular pieces are
Sbent into thimble shape by means of
- a solid-metal bar th!at .is of the same
I size as the inside of theintendeUl thim
Sble; this bar is mnaved by machinery
Sup and down in a bottomless mold of
s the outside of the same thimble, and
1 each time the bar descends it presses
I one of the circular pieces or disks into
WThen'the thimble is shaped 1hl
s next work is to brighten, polish and
S(decorate it. First the blank thimble
Sis fitted with a rapidly revolving rod.
A slight touch of a sharp chisel'cuts a
f very thin shaving from the eid of the
f thimble, a second chisel does the same
g on the side, and a third neatly rounds
3 off the rim. A round steel rod, well
3 oiled, is held aau.tist the surface of the
r revolving thimble, and it is thus given
. a nice polish; the inside is brightened
aud polished in a similar manner, the
thimble being held in a revolving
Then a delicate revolving steel
wheel with a raised, ornamental edge,
is pressed against the blank thimble
and prints the ornament seen just on-k
side the rim. Another steel wheel
Scovered with sharp points makes tiny
I indentations all over the. ,remaining
blank surface of the thimble.
The last operation is to wash it
thoroughly in soapsuds, to brash it
carefully, and it is ready for my lady'd
dot Ils 1ioqey Back.
Thirty-three years ago, in the good
old State of Pennsylvania, two young
Speoplle decided to get married iy the
&olopemen't route, says the Ashland
I (Ky.) Republican. Living at different
points, and on account of parental ob
jection, it become necessary that they
- meet upon neutral grouncd. So the
Slovesick swain forwarded to his turtle
Sdove fifty good, sound dollars to en
Sable her to fly to him, but .alas for
Shuman hopes, the young lady's father.
intercepted :the letter. -and pocketed
" ,'ne.·e He likewise intercepted
S .`... that followed, until (the
.digustBidat the silen e of
- oap fo. nother.
"HE WITCHING SEA
ITo! for the sea at night,
jhiuing in ghostly lighti
Ilo! for the sea!
P,illowee and foam bodight,
yNoonlt all black and whits
Wanton is she!
Heaving her bosom br;ght,
Wicketld :d full of might,
C.lling for mel
I am no longer free-
HIark how she shouts in gleol
Sirens sang so.
Now in a sandy leo
Irasslonato lovers we,
Reeckiess I glow.
And for the hour I'll be
hlers, with my soul in fee,
While her winds blow.
Tiger-love hers, I know,
Fair friend, :and subtle foe
IIid out of sight
I)Dep in her caverns low
Lurks her r.warl of woe!
Come love, come spite,
Jnto her waves I go,
Dare her undertow,
oie, for tho fight!
PITH AND POINT.
She--"John, will you get up and
light the fire?" He--".arie, don't
keep making incendiary speeches. "
The apparel oft proclaims the man,
Whet'n soon it dot h botall
The cycler, if wv; closely scan,
' It wo'man, alter all!
Willie-"Papa, what is a critic?"
Walker Ties ('l'ragedian)-'".' person
who always thinks the show could be
improved upon."-.-Philadelphia North
"I tell you these vacation trips do
a feliow an immense amount of good."
"So they do; I feel braced up enough
to bluff every creditor I have."-Chi
Took It Literally : She-"Why, you
foolish boy, if I married you, you
wouldn't he able even to dress me."
He--"Well-er-couldn't I learn?"
"No, darling," said a mother to a
sick child, "the doctor says I mustn't
read to you." "Lhen, mamma,"
begged the little one, "won't you
please to read to yourself out loud."-
"Isn't that a very slow horse of
yours?" "Well, ho isn't much for
speed; hut he's easily frightened, and
ruts away a good deal, so that he gets
there just the same."-Melbourne
Policeman--"You had better come
aiong quietly and not make any
trouble." Pickpocket-"G'yau! Not
give you any trouble! Where'd your
job be if it weren't for the likes o'
First Boy-"What makes you wear
that great list collar, Tommy?" Sec
ond Boy--"What makes me? Better
say who makes me. You don't s'pose3
I wear it because I want to, do you?"
Johnnie Fewseads-"I tell you
frankly that I shall not be able to pay
you for this suit until next year."
Tailor--"All right, sir." "'When will
you have it ready?" "Next year."
"You are the sunshirne of my life,"'
he murmured. And at that moment
her father burst into the room with
the remark: "Young man, do you
knecw the sun will be up in a few min
uteo?"-Philadelphia North American.
"I never thought Riggs would so
far forget himself as to strike a friend.
What led to his assault on Tompkins?.
"Tompkins said the picturo of Ris
in this morning's paper was a good
likencss."--I'hiladelphia North Ameri
Nerve--"Backward, turn bacaward,
O Time in thy flight," implored the
3aded mortal. Time, however,
laughed scornfully. "Backward?" it
repeated. "Bacrkward? Just when
I'm letting myself out to make a sen
sational finish to the corkiugost-cen
tury run of my life? You've got
Universal C'ollecting Mania.
"For goodness' sake," he cried, "I
never saw anything like this collecting
"It's avery instructive amusement."
"Yes, mry be, but not for me.
The-o's my daughter Agnes; she's
collecting buttons and asks me every
dlay to go round to the headquarters
to get her some, and I must buy of
every street fakir 1 pass or she doesn't
like it. There's my daughter Lucy,
she goes over all of my lettersand
cuts off the monograms, destroying
them. I don't like her to do it, bat I
can't stop it. She says some infernal
nonsense albout it's being 'all the
rage.' Then my son Tom is just as
bad. He asks me for postage stamps
and cuts them olF the letters before I
read them in the morning. And they
ar.always having something new to
.collect. Every member of my family
is a collector."
"How about your wife ?"
"Oh, she's worse than any of them,
She says she's colleeting coins, and
makes it an exuonse for going through/
my pockets every time. She calls it
being a numismatist. I think it should
be called kleptomania." Just then a
man with a bill entered the ofiice.
"I am," he began, "a collector
'"Confoind you, then, get," cried
the inluriated man. "I am a colleetor
myself. I am trying to collect my
To Care a .Wart.
If castor oil is applied to a wart
ce a day for a month the wart will
Entirely disappear. In many cases it
will not require so long a time.-~
Generally speaking, ; .e say that the
curvature of the earth amounts to
about seven inches to the statute mrile;
it is exactly 6.93 inches, or 7.902 in
ches for a geographical mile.
Snow appears white because it is an
aggregation of an infinite number of
minute crystals, each reflecting all the
colors of the rainbow; these colors,
uniting before they reach the eye,
cause it to appear white to every nor
Dr. Cornet, of Berlin, collected dust
from the walls and headboards of beds
in which tuberculous patients had
been confined, and found that in fif
teen cases out of twenty-one the dust
was capable of inoculating animals
with the disease.
Professor Thomson, in his address
to Section A of the British Association
recently, sums up our knowledge in re
gard to the true nature of X rays in
the following words: "Though there
is no direct evidence that they are a
kind of light, there are no properties
of the rays which are not possessed by
some variety of light."
A sun dial made tor London would
be useless for either Paris or Edin
burgh. The altitude of the polo' star
varies with the latitude, and hence is
greater at Edinburgh, and less at
Paris than at London; and as the
stylus must always point to the polar
star, the angle it makes with the dial
plate must vary with the latitude.
It has been proven that the incan
descent electric lamp does not
"smoke" the ceiling, as has been
claimed, but that the smoky effect is
due to dust. The heat of the lamp nat
urally causes a current of air to arise,
and the consequence is that there is
more ldust deposited on the ceiling
above the lamp than anywhere else.
Doctors D'Arsonval and Charrin, of
Paris, have been taking the tempera
ture of the human internal organs.
They find that the temperature is
highest in the normal liver, which is
one degree centigrade warmer than the
intestines; then follow in'a decreasing
ratio the spleen, the heart, the kid
neys, the marrow, the brain, the mus
cles and the skin.
Dr. Burton Ward, according to the
Medical Age, declares that there "is
one infallible symptom indicating
whether one is sane or not. Let a per
son speak ever so rationally and act
ever so sedately, if his or her thumbs
remain inactive there is no doubt of
insanity. Lunatics seldom make use
of their thumbs when writing, draw
ing or saluting."
how to Make Cracker Jack.
Long before anyone-thought of sell
ing the candy that iicreanses your ap
petite rather than satisfies it, a little
Southern girl thought out the recipe
for herself. She was very fond of pop
corn, also of molasses candy, anti it
occurred to her that it would not be a
bad plan to mix them. There was an
old hunting dog in the family, who
had the same tastes, and when his
mistress went into the kitchen to make
her favorite delicacy, he went, too,
and sat near the stove, with his great
eyes fixed wistfully upon her and his
monuuth fairly dropping water as he
smelled the good rich smell. lie al
ways got a generous share of the
candly as soon as it was done. This is
the way that little girl made it then,
and the way she makes it now for her
own children, who like it as well as
The corn she always preferred, if
she could get it, was the equirrel
tooth corn,and, if possible, that which
was a year old. She shelled and
popped the corn, sometimes in a pIop
per, but often in a tin pan wit;h a pie.
plate for cover. By shaking the pan
as soon as the corn gets hot, the corn
will plop as well in this fashion as in a
rOeular popper. After the corn was
popped, she set an iron skillet on the
tie, with a cupful of molasses, a piece
of butter the size of a walnut, and a
saltspoonful of salt in it, and cooked
the mixture until, on dropping a little
into a cup of cold water, it would
candy. Then she set it on the back of
the stove, where it would not cook any
more, and stirred into it just as much
of the popped corn as she possibly
could. The more corn the better the
candy. Then she would take up the
pieces of corn on the top of the slkillet,
which had the least candy on them,
and pat them into cakes, or roll them
into balls. Next, she would stir in
more popcorn, and repeat the process,
and so on, until she had used up all
the candy. She would set the cakes
in a buttered dish away to cool, and
afterward she and the dog would have
a Cfeast.-Chicago Times-lerald.
How a Letter lMay Be Recalled,
The publio is not as famihliar with
its pnrivi:eges about postal matters as
might be supposed, says the Boston
Transcript. Many times people would
like to recall a letter after It has been
mailed. This can be done, even if the
letter has reached the postoflice of its
destination. At every posfoffice there
are what are called *"withdrawal
blanks." On application they will be
turnished, and when a deposit is made
to cover the ex)ense, the postmaster
will telegraph to the postmaster at the
letter's destination asking that it be
promptly returned. The anplicaut first
signs this agreement: "'It is hereby
afgreed that, if the letter is returned
to me,I will protect you from any and
all claims made gaiunst you for such
return, and will fully idemnify you
for any loss you may sustain by reason
of such action. And I herewith de
posit $- to cover all expense incurred,
and will deliver to you the envelope
of the letter returned." In many
cases persons h:sve made remittanoes
to fraudulent parties or irresponsible
firmi,not learning their true 6haracter
until after t.hd letter had gone, and
have succeeded in recalling them.
\Vhenc'er I look upon this mighty trb
Standing alone on the wide-stretching
I think once more how, often and rat,
The winds have tried it, yet couol-im
So fierce, so strong, as to gain victor;
For it has ever bent and let them sta
And even lightning-bolts have plerm,4
Its rugged trunk. It aye seems unto able
Symbolic of all grandest things that i
The ocean tides which nothing may a
The Night that falls not early or too lIt
Thu punctual power which men have
a star, •
A strongest soul, content to move or ialt
Or whether hope be near or very far.
-William F. B]arnard, in Mlidland
What Shall I Do.
What shall I do lest life in silence pa'?q
And ift it do,
And never prompt the bray of noisy b
What needst thou rue? :
Reomember aye the ocean deeps are mouti
The shallows roar;
Worth is the Ocean--Fam is but the
r Along the shore.
What shall I do to be for ever known?' ,;s
Thy duty ever. ;W
3 This did full many who yet slept unkno
SOh! never, never!
Thinkst thou, perchance, that they n
Whom thou knowst not'
SBy aneel-trumps in heaven their prshs-'
Divine their lot.=
What shall I do to gain eternal life?
The simnle dues with which each day s
Yea, with my minht.
Ere perfect scheme of action thlou sev.et
Wilt life be fled,
While he who over 'nets as conscience
Shall live, thou dead.
" A Contented Soul.
I care not how the wild wind blows
On the land or the foaming sea;
I know somewhere there's a sweet,:5i
That blooms in the light for me. :
And the dark may croop,
And the storm may sweep;
Luet I thank the Lord as I sow and
I care not how the world rolls on,
For the birds sing in the tree; : .
And I know somewhere there'sa rosyd
In ait round blue iky for me! a
And the dark may creep,
And the storm may creep; .. i
But I thank te Lord as I sow and re
For only a little, day by day
The light of star or sun;
The smile Love gives me to cheer my
The kiss when the day is done.
And the dark may creep.
And the black storms swep; ".
But I thank the Lord as I sow ad "
-Frank L. Stanton, in Atlanta oonstlt
3Waltting HIs Cue.
In her flossy hair a sparklina jewel
Sl.hon hklo a star in the evening mee;
b A rosebud her needle had wrought inc
As I watch the phity of her gleaming
And the pout of her lip, as a lowoer
Its pet:ls when moist with morning
Was sweet as the blush of a blooming
If sweeter rose in her garden groW.
The poise of her head, as heor-sno
' Bend p'er the buds with a loving ec
SIn memory now in a day dream lingrd
Oh, tihe light o her eyeas in the t
gla re! ...
SGarle, bieon, the eyes to my h;r
I hung in her web like a blunderia
But her lips weru Iute, and no lght
s Escapel in a worJ, or a looki or u.
The hour grw late; must not v
" 'Tis leap year," I whispered;
Met my own. and her head nestled
She looked at me, in a .ov surprse t
" 'Tis leap yeaSr," I said, ad th U
I waited my cue without fear or dr
1 Oh, her cheeks were as dimpled and 4.
"I love you! I love you?" nwas
Flower and Fame.ii.
ietweaen the flowering and the'a
All groening in the rain :.
Tao fields unfold, -:
Tho sun upon the grain
Outpours its gold;
SAnd sweet with sun and rain are
Between the flowering and teib
Bletwo.n the flaming andt the
Theo wind bolnoans a hoIst
SOf shattered leaves,
1 Te wintel r is a ghost
That grieves la(u griOV65
Aroundr a ruino;ed house Viwhee i hoIn
Between the flaming and the 10
O woods that break in flower or in 4:
My winged ilays ant hours :
Shall meet theIir doom '::
Like to your loaves ond fiOt
Let not your bloom "
And brightness put my flying ears
0 woods that break in flower or Inq
-Ethelwyn Wcet'erald. in Indop
Etils of iBuast i'ollbo,.
The colfee eating habit is on fi
crease andti doctors eiy thbere I
worse. Coffee, when esten !o
productive of a train of ills thst
I result in complete physical and
'The trouble ismoreprovalent,
young girls than any one else&M
eat parched cottee without anyd
object, just as they eat sospsO
pencils, but with much ma
trous results. The coffeo
comes weak and emsaciated, ,
plexion is muddy and sallod%
petite poor, digestion inli
nerves all unstrtl:g.
Roast coffe.e will give a few
Sof exhilaration, folloed
weakness. The victims .a,
when deprived] of the accSt:4
ulant.--New York Journal~
Goalt Fromn teat Jtll
It is estimated that one*
the population of Englannk
gout. A Berlin phyeici.9,P q
aner, says that this mals
due to the excessive ue ro1