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,pt`i. iyDtle, weetheart; though the Lifting up her pure white bloMsou of a
wore d ehould turn from me, child's unclouded fai .
She wo44 emly eling the closer, and my Lighting with her blue eyes shining every
ha eomade he. hard and lonely place.
When I faee the world's rough weather, I I've a--ler,?-little sweetheart, and her
am sure of a retreat years that count but three
By my own bright chimney-corner . with Are worth more than gems and gold, for
my darling at my feet. this true heart believes in .me.
-Margaret E. Sangster, in Harper's Bazar.
VEST A. r
By T. U. U.
E STA VILLIARS stood at the
window and gazed down at
moving mass of people below.
Vainly did her eyes wander
from face to face, from form to form,
with a childish, questioning eagerness.
seeking to find one friend amid the
great throng of people.
Poor child, she must yet learn that
one can walk through the bu'.y streets
of Boston for weeks, months-aye.
even for years, without meeting one
old friend, and yet it was strange-that
she had not a great many old friends
here, for Boston was the city of her
But the reason is easily told. Mr.
Villiars. who was once a wealthy mer
chant, had left Boston text years be
fore a penniless man. Little Vesta
alone was with him, his fair young
wife having died two years before his
And now Vesta has returned .to Bos
ton, and a beautiful girl she Is-rather
small and slight, with rich golden
brownt hair, which falls past her waist
in silken curls, large, almond-shaped,
thloughtful eyes-eyes that looked sad
and tender, even while tile well
formed lips were locked in stern de
termination and the fair cheeks dyed
with the flush of indignation.
And why has the fair young Vesta
returned alone and in this disturbance
We shall soon tl'earn.
Mr. Villirs hadll gonl to Frlederick
ton when he letft Boston. and three
yteauls after was again business.
Albout this timue ihe married Mrs.
tHunltington, a widowed Inldy. who had
nsll'ai a0li1ut thirty-seven snllunler's.
Mrs. H untingtton Itpossessed a fortune
ll it few tlllloltl(isa . alln this. united
to Mir. Villiars's bulsiness talents land
ipresentl sltock. setr hini tirillly upon his
0il tle 'Vest was iow eletvtIen yea's
old, ani her stepmothlir tdid notl wish
I. liave her :it hllilln : tlherelor, slt
wts sen t ioi a boatiirdinig slhoitol.
tli the first year hil hairdly tiw
to :I closei when shel, was sainillone
tonne. tier falilor' s second wi't'f hail
tipd .'el s luddenly.
Two weeks ' Iaiptied 4i(lll'f! itI( day
ion wlhiitih 'tsta arrivedil lit lher hiullet-.
.s site die-1'w fla:i1 the ihouse slit sr:IW
i: little 'otlin cal-rri'il o(il! nilitl plaedil in
a t'autill hltln followedt lieii fatlheir riand
i trlll, sttatnge youthi.
inltering the hoillst, nolis'elessly :llad
Iunallabserved iy a side elaa i talll(t it, MlI et
the old holsekleelpear anl ask-edl liultl h
"'lHer lIllby is dead. too. is it ont. .lu
" tYes." replliedtl th lell vit woman. "a:In
it's safezr witlh its totlt her Ilattii ere.
(;tdi ihelpI motherless little girls. I saty'."
tand site laid lier iandil tudly o(ai Vl'is
"I t was ai little girl. thi i. la-; it.
Y es. dear.'
litii wiho is tlat ylling laill with
"Llis wifel's tirsi clild."
4, "'II dear." retunlill edle'l \' hl oa.
iulliatos)edly, "tlie list riesr st'l t'o l'ther
Nstl tto come Ltt e l trnt college a few
weekstl after you were sent, Ifi to plltast
"'id father know slite lllIl ha son? I
inever kniew it!"
"It seems to mWe master didn't know
ii tuntil he saw a growin bioy of nine
teen walk In and call his wife 'm"other!'
and he took on a lilt for not being
,old bIeforehand. But he's fairly fool
aisi ablout the boy now." said the lhouse
"Perhaps he is a good boy, Juliet."
"'o, I suppose lie's good enough, but
there's a flash in his eye and a curl to
his liit that I don't like--it don't speak
tiuicih good, anyhow."
Five years rolled on and iMr. Villiars'
mpiansatn hallld grown to manhood.
Alppaitrently hei was a frank, true
lteart'ted persoU. Intl away bleneathl the
stlllaoth, bright surflue there dwelt a
hil-arI whcllhi was full of vice anl de
,4eit His lips 'oultld smiile and his
t tat-s nnll kitndly on yti even arille
ii.i lralin wiis plaott ing somilt- datr'k diheeif
tat rtlill illi.
V,'slai. whato wlas tow a liteautiftll girl
itf , rvet- , admiii' 'itr his ta ltight, light
Il-all ietdl wtlays. yt-I slat slay' "ta slitita
ttliitg" lli tiut hitut whictt rliareventlel her
I'r-,ai nrt l haih r, ri a slita-t't f'a-iend.
\'a' thi liti, "'s'ilmitt hitiill" i i ais slhat 'toulil"
nol 1~i-it s-lt Il-,tl ik ta t w"ithi hi ,. lie
woie cii giry. ,iit sh u' t'tdlld rievtr' ltri'llg
bets-lt tit lhnIlt swal inlter-halilre of
tliaalgllats whlii-li onlur lles Ilearrts sol
_oi ~ti with Itr tvi l fitlltl-h-te wils Iter
f~,i'ily wil ailhlll Itl h' "iiltnulsome Ltoy."
No ollt wris hlllf so inole, half so
trtihflll its lll "oi it Loois."
Ills every nialiont. every thouglht,. was
known by liiie aritful Louis. and his
dealrest wisia was that Vesta and Louis
Louis seemed to he delighted at the
' idea, but Vestat said nothing, for she
did not at all like it.
h: 5' '% '. ' "
te Another year has panned, and Ves
It ta's eighteenth birthday has come.
A grand party is to Iw held in her
r home-the guests are already arriving
i, -music ad laughter fill the air-bril
a liant-but bark! a wild cry rings'
e through the building,. and great confu
sion is in the lower hall.
t "'What is It?" all asked wildly.
:s "Mr. Villihrs has fallen to the floor
In a fit," is the answer.
e All hurry downstairs, and five. ten
t minutes pass before Mr. Villlars re
.s covers, then he speaks a few words
,r and expires in the middle of his sen
His last words were these. spoken
r- in a faltering voice,. while his eyes
rested on Louis's face, who bent kind
ly over him:
"Louis, you know what I would like
s -I can trust you-take my place to
Vesta-be kind to her-give--" death
claimed him and the rest was unspo
t Two weeks after the funeral Louis
asked Vest. for her hand, which she
declined to give him.
Then he told her if she would not
mat ry himt sb should leave the house
and earn her own living; that it was
his mother's money that enabled her
father to becomne so wealthy. and now
it all belonged lawfully 'o hint.
The fair young Vesta listened to
him. but said nothing, but the next
morning she was missing. This didn't
annoy Louis; he told those who il
ired aifter her tlhat slhe lhad gone
away onl a visit
Vesta hLd been in Boston two days
and had not yet sluet'eded in gettilng
anything to do.
SlShe is tired aid weary, yet sheit can
not give up tlh seainch: slit' must tind
somlethilng to do to ktkeep Ierself trout
''Turning froml lie window witl :
heavytsi sigh she says. "1 will answer
Ithat adv rtisrrnlt: perhaps 1 shall] it'
mnore fol'rtultl1 h this tille."
Tying 1l hetr black Clape hati ovte .l
h1r' soft, gotltltde brtownt c'nrds 1 Iht 'l'tst.
I t he h .ll,,.
S1 oo sll w:h,. ont ,e asnlhintlloll stret.,
;nitil tf ter' a l ta t t'l rstitol'. Ilin'u walk nI
diter ht' hot suin she s;il ltbefore M lltie.
;.-l g,'lrand millinery establisa tl.
W islh lit'"o t lit':lt l - slit ent· t'led.
lli in hei"t s oi ft . ilt t'ry v it' told here
lilrt, lhis: Sli litls n h1-li'a - sickeniing,
soft aortds uet heiltr hl'te as they ihad
ntli le t-' - ' l ii - .lat else.
"\1i de ', I'we arit just full. lIi s lt
beell employed this or'ning. tlliler
i\tarti diiy. my dear.."
S('esta answer'ed not. liher heart ais I
tool full: litiht'r did lii' notit' e 1lt 4
kilnd-ftaed old lady. who looked sI
pityingly upi u hwr "i shit Ilurlet to it'
little whlile hand wuta li Iupllon hter
srhti llidl''. tuul t kiit ll voice asked
-Art. you really ill lived of work. I
dea! r chihtl ,.1
•In i et d." repatl ed lVest , looking
into lite oldt lady' face; "tiy il'f dtit
pl't e ail l'i t l' :it li 0g it." t
"Are dead." sobbed V'esta, the tears
flowing fronm lier eyes.
"('olme' home with nie, and I will
see what can be done for you! Hero.
dear, this is my carriage, st.º in: we
shall drive for hoUre, Edwarur
Hualf an hotu' after Veta sat in aI
'beautifully furnished roou" ill thei
tlidst of silks andl laes.
Old Mlrs. Ervin had engaged her for
a mionth to do sewung for' her two
One' afternoon, two weeksi after,
Vesta sar in the garden talking to 'lt
tie Agues 'ernvin, and so interested
were they with eachd other that they
tdid not heatr' the approtudiing Iootsteps
land sttu'ted to their feet wV'lig U low.
I i nUi l t ltic ll elid:l i"
"g;ood evet.ing, ,liss BrvIn I ltis
I whlert ou arl1 a ire e iVdll a
"Yes." reillitd Agneas. tayly. "h lten
I'tu w.th .Miss -\illiar.s I like' go to
wesore tliny whi illi sotll her thi t"all
"osini hiihtli.Mis under his adiriiiing
gazer. ut iy i aiti c 11'oitl eit s id 1it I'rcio-
S'rl' wi lirts'l'. t lht tlii' t t spenlt a lvery
T.h' itiitit p\h 51 .lil, hut M 's. E'vin '
' and her inugihtenr 'oultd not hear of I
S'esta l'itvingll, - ull slie was only too 1
glad to sta y.
The sunlll'ti passd aiwity anld golden
r utunIn '.tsle, still Vestil was with r
hMrsl. Erlin. and now shie w1s more
like a companion thtan a hired seam -I
One beautiful autumnal evening she
sat in the library singing softly to her
Sself wiben Mr. Twson enter as s.
letrsty and whispered:
"Vestal dear Vests! I--"
" Don't ask me to tell you what i~
said. It was too sweet for anyone to
hear but Vesta's dear selt, and besides.
I think,.you have some one .deas to
whisper those sweet words to.yourself
at twilight, and you eqn imagine what
Mr. Lawson said to beautiful Vesta.
Six weeks after that autumnal even
ing Vesta was a bride, and the beloved
mistress of Mr. Lawson's elegant
Years have passed since Vesta be
came Mrs. Lawson. and Louis still re
sides in Frederickton. and does not
know where Vesta is, nor does it
He has told his friends that "she has'
married well in the States," little
dreaming how truthfully he speaks.
He is far richer now than Mr. Villiars
was, and seems to be very happy with
his young family.
Thus do the wicked sometimes pros
per-but we should be charitable, and
not wish them ill. for in the nextworld
God shall deal with them justly. and
their misery will be great.
Vesta is happy. and although she
has told her husband of Louis's ac
tions, she expressed a wish that he
would take no legal proceedings, and
he loves her too well not to gratify
that wish. She thinks God is the best
one to deal with l.ouis Huntington.
New York News.
Eitraor,'inary Findtl in toulan Forum.
The excavations in the Florum at
Rome recenily resulted In "finds" of
extraordinary value and interest.
Among the objec'ts discovered are the
1. Two equestrian statues of Castor
and Pollux. These statues. which be
long to the best period of Grecian
sculpture, stood before the temple of
Castor and Pollux. The statues were
broken by the barbarians. but all the
pieces have been found, and the sculp
tures can be completely restored.
2. A large (Greek statue of Aescula
3. A ntagnuiticent (Greek statue of
4. A 4(ree'k Ibust of .Jupiter.
l5. Two arcll'hesl ill Il'rian marble,
with Greek Ies reliefs.
ti. TIhe iuons .1uturnltU which belongs
to the epoch of tRoue under the kings.
7. The rostra otf rthe Republic. which
every onet tlhought has disappleared.
S. A portion of ani aqueduct dating
b ik to leforl the foundation of Rome.
i). A prehistoric( lnsc.ription which
as yet has not bteen deciphered.
' FTh Imtost inlportuant discovery is that
of a great Christian bltasilicu in llthe
IPalatinle. %1lrxltitice'xnt frlesc'oe's, mar
ih,- cxolutncts. and lbeautifully decorated
strt-ophagi lhe- h'Iteel foullnd. Tihe bxa
silica. litongs to, xti.- third century
.A. 1).- London Stttlc ianitclirl.
The : o-l,-c of I\c'stern Knlsaxs hxave
I e i - enfroateld wit t Iltitlly pests.
orlives ltaiIve dlestro ,yx- l tlheir slihc'l'.
lp iii - ls l'lili've i hke ipotssxssiotl of
gI 'IaLt 'areats 11111 liItuLd. it ixlllONSibii(' to
grl'tow '-p'. x, lltil r'e'ce'ntly thie slunk
has Inlide its xltippearanx' it mlanly local
ities lxto pre. t upon the fat'll'lers' chictk
Skunks lhave multiplied Iby the thou
sands itll \\Westlre Kanstas in the past
tlhree years. Thiey take- possession of
the far'lle'xrs' )iuIirn anid oltbulildlngs
alnd keep thl e ltowner aIt xa distance.
They nort onlyv kill chic'kenus. but also
keeIl. waltchli oi' tihe lhiens' niests for eggs.
OUlt in 'i'lxhoxns C toitty iFarer -lioxl
toeii h i. p'llllritte' i x It largeI family of
sktinks xto rotile untlxe( his ihots.' for
twvi vyears. lit- k.lllw of ito wvay to ex
1 te'xxtlan i xe' I lt-ltl slcII io licil abandoning
tis home'. soi Ilee arh' t xexI t litc f'rexedom
of lilthe pr)tlisis. and ihats litld nol troll
bl)e front a1litha -x.'.ptl in tihe loss of
Sxxxnyx of 1l it is ' 1i -kels.
:A ' i iil.l s-lchooi l in serltl'xit (ntuxnnty
was clsed for ia wee'tk L'cIusIIe(' of a
swarL'nel otf skulllks Itat illlai takeli up
their abode uinder the iuilding. Some
tof the pupils learned of the presence
of the skunk fimlnily, and at the noon
hour undertook to dislodge the pests.
it was a holieless task, and the school
had to be clohsed.-New York Sun.
Pride hides in the curved nosti'ils of
a senxsitive wiomxan.
Realth is he nmothlx alnd strength
thetat hler oex ,muty.
It mtatters little wVliit xoItlexr arxe the
eye's so they Ixe teihxlllellt aind (cle'tr.
illel''t xnails tInti slent.ie'r wirists be
Bexity witt i Ii ll it bti 'tc lih is ill dis
T'o e Sll,'ak wel l l xorxiu xmlutt speak
A iet'rfect forllim requi'es the cHarrlage
oif a gotiddess.
A woltalli Ilttay hlxve x Ixl:aisici- 'ace.
yet xI inllig-dox exprlxession to diel'corlu
i xIlllltiful Skill iilways hats itinder it
a fahit tiulHI.
Ti'e vcit'e is' c:aiall,)e tef bIotih ulllsic
and xi isot'rd, e-vokeci xis a lie- xixwl r wills.
Tic.- fIlirtest xoxx'lk xif iG Iod is the evo
Iutixon of Ii cxlild ilil(xi, i itea tiful
WOxtita ix.- Pllilxdellphhl lxx I ori'd.
Digentlblll~t of Che,*+w..
The dtige'a ibility of v'trious kinds of
chees. hals Ilteen 'lxrefully tested by a
(.er'xain x',tietilst. wix xlacced the satin
pies iu an alrtificial digeslivt' fluid con
taining xI consideralxe Ixroporltiou of
fresh gixstric juice. Cheshire and
Roqueford cheese took four hours to
digest: genuine- Entmenthale. Gorgon
zola anxl Neuflenatel, eight hours: RIo
imadour, ninie hiours, and Kottenberger.
Brie, Swiss and ten other varieties,
ten hours. As an ordinary meal is di
g·ested in four or tive ihouts, the com
mon belief that cheese aids digestion
appears to be an error.
KA Ol..maen has been seutened to
Jthe penlitentiary for 198 years. 'He
probetb wonders why the judge
didn't make It for life and be done
John D. Rockefeller's Income Is esti
mated to be about $60 per minute.
How long that makes a monto seem
to the young Absolom who gets only
$15 per week.
It is said that whales cannot swim
faster than ten or twelve milesa an
hour. Since the decadence in the
whaling industry, that would seem to
be fast enough.
Professor Starr, of the Chitcago Unl
versity, has reached the scientific con
clusion °that the Americans will event
ually become Indians. He has proba
bly been led to this conclusion by fre
quenting football games.
The Newport (Ky.) defaulter has
made a new record for bank embezzle
ments. His shortage is $h)00,000, or
double the capital of the bank. and
more than the reserve and all the' as
sets. Including treal estate. He was
considerate enough to leave the vault
and furniture and fixtures.
It is an Interesting fact that during
the last ten years Georgia thas in
creased in polnulation more rapidly
than Ohio. Ohio has gained 485,229,
which is an increase of 1;.2 per cent.
Georgia has gained 378,978. which Is
20.6 per cent. This is probably the
most rapid gain of any State in the
South except Texas.
With the return of normal condi
tions of traffic on the western section
of the Slterian railway and a suffm
ciency of rolling stock to mee't the
growing wants of the trade. Russia
threatens to become a formidable c(om
petitor of America in the Britislh and
European markets Inl regard to a
great variety of agricultural products.
The British emulill ge againlst
American jockeys lhas retactled the ia
boredi point where P'ulnch is smulposed
to print tollsome Jokes about galvanic
saddles. chemical bits. electric whips
and hypodermic spurs--all of which
pretty playthings atre dubbed "Alueri
can." One by one onur ideals vanish.
The olt stand-by of "tlritlsh fair play,"
so r'udely Jo' )tled by LlUirtt'aiven, seems
to bet disineglttl'al.itg.
SNew' York linisttri's advice'' not to
readl vulgar bootiks. silly boo1.ks or neor
hid Ibooeks is gcod Itavice. but smoIne
wlhat ditficult to follow. Normality is
only a matter of olpinion. and thet read
lng public is not likely t to tak the
word of any self-c.onstltuted judgt ol'
morbidity. And what is a "silly"
book? What many applleari silly to one
may have a mleaninlg andl a mlessage
for anlothler. Minds riue in different
groove's. :and It is very lucky for the
mlakers of books that they do.
Aeo'erding teo a replort of the. United
Sruttes lCeecmissioner of Edtlucntion.
the Aterini'e people- are better taughtl
yea'r lly y)ear. In thelt public schools of
tile Unit red States i child received onl
thle aver'age itree y'ear-s of training iti
IT70, four years in ISMI:;. and four and
four-t.e tlts yeaurs ill 189), apipr'oI l lltate
ly. The lamount of training given in
different sections of the country varies
very gre'lltly, however, anId is least Iln
tilhe Soluthlernl States. where it is less
than half as hnucth as children of
Northern States receitlve.
United States Consul T''homas Smith,
at Moscow. sends to the State Depart
sent the following description of a
new Siberia. very unlike the old, made
familiar to Amnerleceus bty Gteorge Ken
Ican's recital of his experiences there:
"Ten years ago the name "'Sberia'
cojonjured up a picture of wastes of
snow aled ice, toundless steppes and
coasts white with icebergs. To-day
this sealUe Siberia is a land tilled with
thriving vlleeges of peasant farmers,
producing grain andi vegetables in
ple'nty, and giving promise of a miner
al wealth whitclh will tstonidth tile
The' Lotltlon Daily Tep'iegralh's le
sceriljtion of llt' Society ocf Aeterican
~11 utcee of l,ondou gra ve'ly I assel-ts
teat "'ivite t tue A.- it'r'ii';tei hfes ntInee ce
fortuue he' tillds it almost itlleoslsitle
to live qluietly in his owne country. The
chief attraction is England, where
Americans can escaile ttle' newslipa
pers." This is the chief reason, ace
cording to the Telegraph. why tile
American. colouy in London increases,
though it admits that many love to go
to England for the sake of the country
alone, and "'because it makes them
feel like being on a visit to their grand
mother's homne, where everything is
Sdignified, proper and nice."
Truagle Fate of a Doll.
I used to have a rubber doll.
And she was like a cat
That she had many lives, you know,
Is what I meant by that.
She'd tumble off the table-bang!
And not be cracked at all;
I If she'd been made of wax. she'd not
Have stood so hard 'i fall.
She dropped into a river once,
But wasn't nearly drowned:
She bobbed up quite serenely, and
She calmly floated round.
A cab ran over her--of course.
It seemed a bad mishap;
But, when I picked her up, I found
She wasn't hurt a tscrap.
Yet, something always happens, and
I've lost my rubber pet.
So I'm feeling sad. although
I'm told I mustn't fret.
I lent her to my brother Fred.
And this was the result:
He went--oh,. dear-and sliced her up
To mend a catapult!
--(:assell's Little Folks.
Thet l'ues*y hang the Bell.
A favorltre icar flfteen yea'rs old lives
In IacasterK. t'. .. in an elegant
borne, w-rites l:ev. Jaleslle Boyce in the
Assocliate Ieformlled ['resbyterian. He
has always enjoyed the best of care.
and has grown to a large size. He
Ihas been so well caredI for that he
feels he ought to have just wlnatever
he wants, and generally gets it.
The family formerly lived In a house
which had a eat-hole in the kitchen
door. When they moved Into their el
egant new home they did not feel
like cutting a hole In the kitchen door
for "Tommy." So they put him out
at night and locked the door.
One cold night 'I'omlnlny wanted to
get in very muc'h, and about. 4 o'clock
In the morning the falmily was ai'ouse.
by the ringing of the door bell. The
gentleman went down and opened the
door, exprettilng sonie urge'nt call of
distress. Mr. 'lernmmy deliberately
twalked in without even thanking the
gentlemant for opening the' door. Sinc'e
that time lie always rt'ings the bell
when Ihe wants to get ill.
Things W 'ortt'h K "lnwin g.
The fact that fish lire sliplpery Is ac
.ounted for it, this wtay: 'ithe slilmy
coating protects them frt'om the at
tacks of fungus at fort otf plant life
found in all watets. If a tish is un
covered by slime tlhe fungus lodges
there and grows until in time' it kills
the lish. The sllime hells alsoao to in
crease the speed of thel tish tIhrought
Ever since the \orldt's Fair. whlltl
the .Itpalnese .ovetl'litt'ltt laid tout a
i'tdwarf' lttandscap el itt fronlt lhe . tp
:tltese Buildin_ on the \\ l ,hlddl Islatid,
interest I the dwarfed forest trees
rteeodut'ed bliy lhitese adl .l:tlapne'se
gaerdeners hits beetn gr'iu,'it: in this
'countr'y. In acking the dtwarf' tihe
gardener break'Is at lrtnih ''froI a tree.
.Juist below tin "'teye-" lon tiLe branc'h the
tlts tland remoltves a r'itg of tlrk. Thlleu
he sticks Clte' branch in al balll of sie
dully lpreplared ear'th. This hIe c'rats
Into a tflower put and keeps it inolst
eniough to start thile roots. After the.
roots are well grown the walter supply
is lessented. As the. Irettetnch puts ouit
limbs these are c-lampelled with wire
Itands to produce a: ruggedttl and ;incient
looks. The rots aritr kept down by
ctting. Hlonlley is Slll'lteared OI thet
trunks teo attract insetts -.wnich give
it a wortletet l lel learan't'te. It often'i
ltire's weny y tetity SdIe'a li, oi'rl'tec tile
'ar out11 in the ieitul where thlie
attler is as blue us lits e prlettiest ctrnl
flower. and as elellr tis crystal. It is
very deep. l so leep, indeedl, thatl tno
one can letasure it. .Many Ithttirh
steeplles Illed onel uIlieln the other
would not reach frot the grround be
neath to the salrfaie of the water
Wte mlust eol think that there is at I
the bottom of the sea olnly Iluare, yellow
sanl. 'Yo. indeed, the cIotst singular
plants and tlotwrs grow in tills "didhn
water worhl." The leaves and stems I
of these plants are so easily bent that
the least motion of the water causes
them to move as if they had life.
The flowers are blright with color. I
Some are red as the sunset rays. and
others yellow as a golden flame. One
plalnt, the sell willow, hangs its
branches so low that the green leav-es
play with tile pure. white roots, gleam
tug in the sand.
Only one thing is wanting to make'
them as bteautlful ais our land plants;
they have no fragrl't nte.
Fishes, loth ;lirge iand small. glie I
between til' ter:lutches its birlds tlYi
among the trees uleon te heland. Over
everytlhing lies t lte clear water. Justi t
its tilhe air is Itbollut uIs :lld the light of
tlhie stnl. Littin :Llltel thi' starls s llin
fttinltly thretglh it.
it sves aind t gtotiitt-s. T'ie side.- of eIlhet,
are .sttlll ites tle'lit ttll Of teerd. T'ii' rot" j
is . r'ml-lt it't of .h,'11.s thIIt oteli :en thl ilohse'
us th ii' uVte" iiiisst' eve t hitemI. lIt
eatitl shel oftet lie's at Ienr l tit fuor th li
ctrowtn oh a lqueen.
Ift \we ct'ross the ocettn ill eaurly sleriutg
itt soone palrts i'eert'gs itay he seenl.
A:t a great tltance tle ic'tt'e'lg lhoks
like t great crysta', ippilhte ltr nlarble 0
rtaehedr'll. They lt're of inost singulee r
shaliie, ani glitter like diitlellelnes ill
.the asushine.--The Boltuuet.t
The, Water on the Fjords. i'
The water of the i l'rger Norwegian c
f.jords, or rock-bays.w, though in dlirectel
communication with the sea,. are so ,
saltless as to be drinkable. i
Ad s!h - the ,ifliaa* -- 0h&M
And stch ifminie "e''
She Was willowS and'o . ch ri ".
With a subtle sort oi i da,
And her voice was most allhring ,:
When she sweetly carolled
So he woned her at the eounter,
'Mong the grenadines and laes.
And he vowed that all the fabriae
Paled to cheapness by bet face.
Oh. he wooed her and be won 'her,
With his airs Lnd his mustache,
Ael he vowed he loved to listen
To her sweetly murmored
Now. howeve, . she still wishes
To surround herself with lice.
And with velvets. silks and satiny,
And leads him a merry pace.
For she murmurs o'er the outlets,
Carols o'er the hash;
Onv insisfent. constant solo,
Whose recurrent theme is
HUMOR OF THE OAY.
"'I'm getting rich fast." "How?" "'
got lily wife to take my camera and
lock It up." -Chicago Record.
Sillicus-"The Bible tells us to love
our enemies." Cyntcns-" We do. Most
of us are our own worst enemies."
"What mnkes you work so hard
when the loss is away?" "I'm absent
minded Iland I might forget myself
when he gets hack."-Chicago Record.
Nll-' "They used to be such good
friends. and nfow they scarcely speak."
lhelle--"Yes: you see they would per
sist in going to bargain sales together."
i urnlg to:e courtship he sued
For the maiden's hand with vim;
Bti .ifter the marriage her hand i
flihd to sew o hbuttons for him.
--Chicago Daily News.
She iduring the tiff)-"Man was made
of dust you will remember, but woman
wasn't." He--"That's right. If you
we're made of dust you'd dry tip once
in a while."
Pl'arke--"'W'hat didl you take out an
t(eet0ht1n poli'y for'? You never trav
el." I.ltllt(---"1lut my next-duo' neigh
btor has .i:ij:tsi louht an auitonolbile."
)Detroit l't'ree Pres.t
Iittle Willie' i"shitpla te "'Ma in.
tun. I broke o0ne, of the+ Tent (`onlnaIHId
ine'nts to-dtliy." ..1 I. Fashionptlagte
"Oh. you tireless child. You are al
ways t,'eatkiig something."
The sl' arl whio has Inoiev Lto burl,
lav aptpear anll eXtriaittgait soul
Wlh'.rn u+perhaps he's tryving to learn
1tf it ' not cheaper than conI
"Amt I the' tirst muln you ever loved?"
hie inlquired. fondly. "ell," e
Irutiful liss .Pssee. l'a i il youI
never.l mind. de:r. Yet ou are th afirst
lan whoil ever loved'tl ne."--New York
"'I must adoit." satid the' I nlish
girl. "that l li ' Os fund 'a ng '
-lu ll,.'. Youi dont like tle'n--dV youi'.i''
"Y,' . 1 do," repldlid th, gr'l." girl,
r'aukllly. "'\ii- le lhti.'s ' Ita aing n th.4tem..'
"' lii iy dilnnrI never 'corin oalik red
1ii' tKin- of .li \'lwk:g. "'tur t
iiglttess will reuenthmer." mtnrt d
11he slave with his fI'e in the dust,
''lhat iou ordiered ot,'e of those ules
s'tleer bloys."--ludiut:ltolini Press.
M.lrs. 'htlrc-'l- "'Your nlllue is not
spetlled tightll on this list." M1rs. (.othl
I nt--. -"'Vit s tie g matter wit It? "
"\'hy. ILillie is sllled with only otne
I.' " lOh. well, mii hualntd wrote that
it's inothiti new for hil to forgllei t onle
of li y b'ti-; ips." -- Yokellrs S~tatlesnltln.
"J'hes,e are't the kit,, of bihuits
II ll tieriitlt used It, lmake.' hie said.
'"tll. 4;-tirgler-.." she ftltlere'd. oIl the
"Vrete i, titrs W"lr l theyre not!"
hi' rl',eple:a ted 'eml halio aliy. "''They 're
''tu lilgh si_"tlt lettirl." Atid then thel
sUn l siauel ott againI. - 'hiladglellhia,
"'l silull ts" v, have l' lake t a-tre to
I' absolutiely orreet''t in your eal'eula
tio'ts"" saidgtl. the In li who was wattch
ig lite starisrti cil wiitrk. "No." an
swr-'t'ed the Ililt i or lattihig'nattle.l
' s"l e's tigur's atr fog r fu'gu aign 'ur
Io s. it:t i s ' t ex t''t.'d of mite is to
ts conviut'iiigly ilci'uit'te." -- Wash.
(tt servi'ng the inatager of the drug
lepartm'nent. the WtOmnan at'l-osted him
n u spir'it of tIluintage. "I have klep
oam'nia." she said. "What would you
tdvise me to tiake'?" ".The elevator, by
it11 means." sold the manager, wittily
And not solaething .ulst as good?" ex.
'laimed the wotugn, at't'cting great
Stop. th*e ufll-h to Towes,.
It is assert',l e+dirorially in thle Elet
rictal Rtevl w thli t the surprisingly
:tmall increase in til, growth of cities
i the I('iTed tiateu-i shi\vwn by the re
ti.Ii ensusl'; relturnls, is lire'('tly due to
Ttue d"e-lllt'lrllizing intliueg'Ite lf tihe
T'olley' anll teleohouioei. T"lee sitWO agen
'leS, pleT'rm itting otf r+i-tdy 'omuntoniica
tohn htitwgc'.'l tilistnt Ip l:is, hav'e had
a de'tidtltd 'ffee't in ititihienu'ing the
grgwyth of t, i ll'btrg lllsliu gDIstr'iu'ts.
.g'l'it Itig pl h ole.s i well .; the li
sw-i'lth. I l-.Tlih I'tsh. of puptiti tioglt to
•ll- o t" i t'ivl \e :rtI'. O Its hald its
inSt .-ut bakI h 'g'i.iirilh'r l in ihle last die
:til. ;11 eh'l 'i _.*' t- tg 'i's have an>*
"'htt (tILt:lttitti tultita '-uusists of
lgutt 4i.ttlit) tlitng. tilTd alt ln'lgh legis
::tive Iowi'r , 1•xists ago ettg luale tihe GoV
't'uentL. to keep up its streugth by
ga llot if nout'siot should arise. and to
"all upon the cuti'e mtule population
etwewtn eighteen and sixty years to
sg','ve ulndet' ar'mts in case of etnergene
'u". service hast been cheerfully etff1d,
anl no dtifieulty experienced ini - - r
tas up the pr'oer strength 0f thet,