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they lii'li' a way in tin' itmve iiiiil Jiijtht,
lili tin :r sh.ely fellow t sleep or 1 ' n I j I ?
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li this rarth where wo ran our mortal
an our km ish Itik hand find no work to
Mir hps l:o uttcnincp brave ami true?
lay oer future motions weave no Melt
)f iLciU anil thought that shall long he
V legacy rich, from our life outworn,
to the coining s.ouls that shall still be
Alien we hie to ileuth'a open green room
Shall quite no out, .and our net to bo
Oh, brother men, when your shadj.v.s you
Think : How much in my tdindow like to
, Springfield Ilijuilj'iian.
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! A Bit of Human!
i T'lN r t ? o n H'-s.
MOBODY knew where she had
come from or anything about
I X li,,r heyond the fact that the
"sT stage which brought' the
weekly mall over the mountain to
Rougcmont, lat? on Saturday night,
had dropped her and her tiny bundles
at the door of the little French inn
She 'wanted a room, she told the old
woman who came In answer to her
knock not the best one, she could
scarcely afford that, and she shouldn't
mind how small it was so long as she
and her baby might have it quite to
Old Marie mumbled as she hobbled
along before: "Mon Dieu, but what a
child it is! And so pretty, too. Where's
Then she held the door of the room
open and the young woman passed In
her sharp old eyes noticed that she
wore no wedding ring. Marie shrugged
her shoulders signilicantly, then hur
tied down stairs to inform her col
leagues of the fact. As for the young
woman, once the door was closed she
laid the baby doAvn upon the bed and
walked to the bureau, upon which
stood a lighted lamp. She raised her
left hand and looked at it closely. Di
rectly below the knuckle of her third
finger the flesh had been compressed
and reddened, but both the marks and
color were now gradually dying away
"By this time to-morrow every trace
of It -will have gone. As far as looks
go, It will be exactly as though I
never had any ring at all."
Th? cure called the next day. He
was an old man and had seen queer
things even in that quiet place, but he
believed in her instinctively. "You
must take me on trust for a little
while," she said to him in her gentle
way, when she caught his eyes wan
dering to her hands. "It doesn't mat
ter what you call me Brown, Jones or
Robinson anything. I was married a
year ago, but it doesn't matter to
whom. That's why I've come here, I
wanted to get somewhere where
neither my baby nor I need bo known
by her father's name."
She was English, but she spoke
French excellently, and her gentle
manners won his sympathy.
As he was leaving he called Marie
to one side and pressed a coin into her
"That's for you, Marie on one condi
tion. You must see to it that they all
call her madame."
"Mais, Monsieur le Cure."
"Enough, Marie! Do as I bid you
now, and say no more about it."
The days went by, but none of the
village people came to see her. They
never "called" in that vicinity; they
were far too primitive for that. But,
nevertheless, had things been other
"wise than as they supposed, they would
have soon shown her, after their own
fashion, that she was a welcome guest.
One day the cure came and found her
kuitting upon a long, white, fleecy
"Look," she cried, holding it up for
him to soe. "Isn't it pretty? Tell your
your people all of them down in the
village there that if they will pay me
I will make them clouds and mittens
and all sorts of things far prettier than
they have ever seen. I don't ask them
to know me; I only want to earn my
So the cure told them of it, and put
in a word parenthetically upon the lit-
lle mother's behalf. "Co and see he
s:iwl lie. "She can't harm you. It's
lonely up there alone, and you older
women could help her so with the
But the gocd people Avould have none
of her; if she worked well they would
jay her well, but with her they would
have no feliows.iip.
();, Ij;giil Ml'lHl. I ' limn."
Ivn-b-r cnrtirugs. On the envelope hba
.nil written tin- name of u well knywii
iwii bn.kir In tin- city, forty ullf
...... . . in i ..... I
IWilV. " 1 lll'IV H JU-t Cllollgll, MM? MII'l.
1 have counted it. Take It ti him
iours' lf, or send it by some one whom
vou can trust, and w ho ul lose no
e. They will give you a Utile box
with in v ring Inside It my wedding
lug, you know. I had to pawn it to
my my fare on the stage the night we
a mo. Even If I mil not here win n you
get back, you must put it on iny linger
ind show It to then! for baby's sake.
My name and the date of my marriage
tv written inside of it."
The cure w ailed to hear no more. "I
will go there myself," he said.
It avus snowing that night when he
drove away, and till through the day
that followed the snow continued to
fall. Early the next morning the cure
returned. Marie met him at the c.oor
ttid he saw at once that she had b'-en
"Madame is dead," she said. "She
died just a little while after you went
She led the way into the room, where
they laid her in a plain, pine-boarded
colliu. Some of the villagers had gath
ered there, as well as the cure's ser
Paul," cried the cure, "ring the
church bell, and when they ask you
what has happened, tell them that you
ring for a marriage, a burial and a
christening all at once. Tell them also
that the cure wants them here."
The cracked old bell rang out on the
frosty air, and the people, startled by
the unusual sound, hurried to the inn.
They crowded into the little room, men
and women, and stood there in awed
silence as the cure took the cover off
the little cardboard box. A plain gold
ring lay inside of it, aud he held it up
between his linger and thumb, so that
all of them might see.
"Look!" he exclaimed, as he read the
Inscription on the inside of the ring.
"Here Is her marriage certificate and
her Christian name: 'Uosie Septem
ber 20, 1000.' If any of you do not
believe me, come and look for your
selves." There was a dead silence throughout
the room as, after waiting for a mo
ment to see if any one would reply, he
walked to the coffin, and lifting the
little, cold, white hand, he slipped the
ring upon her finger. "See how It
fits," he said; "you must all call her
Presently he spoke to them more in
the tone which he was accustomed to
use in the pulpit.
"On Sunday the child shall be christ
ened. We will name her Rosie, after
her mother, and Rougemont, after our
village. You know best whether you
owe anything to her or not," he con
tinued, pointing toward the coffin,
"But la case your conscience pricks
you, Taul will stand at the church dooi
after the christening to receive what
you may wish to give."
And that's how it happened that just
at the entrance of the graveyard,
where they laid Madame, there stands
a plain white marble slab. There are
only three words on it:
"Rosie was good." New York News.
America's Most Successful
By Dr. I. K. Funk, Lexicographer and Publisher.
;4 44i;Xi;jtAI,LY speaking, the Inac-uracy of Aincrict'tn i m te-
,.... I, in almost cverv brain h of life. We are not a matlie-
We "guess" at thlngs-tho length of a building, the date
. . 4-. 4. . . of an event, the duration of a war. e say "it M as ni.oiu .yo
long," "about Midi raid nuh a date," "about so many days."
Instead of giving the exact date.
American children are brought up to believe the uselessness of exact
ness. They form quiekcr Impressions than the Eut ope. in children. Th")'
have general Ideas of a thousand and one things, but few of tln ni cat: give
an exact statement of facts about anything. Our home and social life and
school training are responsible for this. Even our business training seldom
recognizes the nci i s-sity of accuracy In matters outside the ledger and cash
Just the reverse of all this one finds in Oermnny. prance and England.
But Ave have our compensation for.lhis inaccuracy-a benefit that we pay for.
to be sure, but still a benefit. We are a nation of executives -we act where
others plan; Ave do Avhat others explain how to do.
The foremost excuse made for cur inaccuracy Is our lack of time. We are
obliged to accomplish In months what It requires years for the Europeans to
finish. Here it is required that everything be done quickly.
We are said to jump at conclusions. Possibly Ave do, but avc arrive at re
sults quickly, and generally Avith sufficient accuracy for all practical pur
poses. We often jump over details in these quick methods of arriving at re
sults. We make use of a practical method In the field rather than waste
time over a theoretical method in the office. Practical results are what are
demanded, and when everything Is considered there are surprisingly few
We are first of all successful, and success is what counts. Our men of suc
cess are usually not the slow, grinding felloAvs, but ihe men with ideas, who
hire other men to work out the details. They are not the men who spend
their tine in offices making beautiful blue-prints, but are those who get out and
build the bridges, erect the buildings and drill the tunnels.
j? JZ? J&
Hosophy of Naughtiness
VALUABLE F'CSTACE STAMPS.
llawMilitn Sirlnn-ii HtJiiK HI a Aur.
Ilmi In riilln.llilila.
Seven hundred dollar wi: pari for n
tiny j.ieee of paper. The t ran -..ar! Ion
took place III l.ipplneott's ilMilinll
rooms at 11 South Seventh street. The
lilt!" slip was rather crudely ciigia"l.
Two words, "Hawaiian postage." were
pilnled at the top. and two othr
Avoi ds, namely, "Two Cents," w ere
printed at the bottom. Around a large,
bold ligiirc whieh Is s'anip' d in tl. '
centre of the paper, there l a rough
scroll design. 1'or this and inching
not i except ing the fact that the lit
tle piece of parchment is side survivor
of th" first Hawaiian postal Issue -an
unknown man Avas willing t pay Tint
good American dollars, l'-ir another
mi d still smaller bit of paper, one Avith
out any scroll at. that, some one was
i? idy to pay Sl.'ll. It Is a stamp which
has survived a great many years and
belonged to tin- s'-rics of early Phila
delphia carrier stamps, issued in Inl
and 1S"). The letters "U. S. P O."
are printed at the ton of th" document.
Then coitus the single word "Paid,"
and under this the denomination, "1
When it came to buying a real pretty
stamp, one with the pictui'" of a bird
the American eagle nicely engraved
on It, the numerous bidders who had
gathered in the auction room h-Id their
hands on their pocket books and re
fuseij to siparale themselves from
more than Sluo. This Avas a stamp is
sued years ago by Eracr & Co. It
was good for two cents Avh"ii turned
into the city dispatch post, Scores of
3ther stamps, representing issues which
are not. so rare as the above, were sold
for prices ranging from $10 to $100.
Philadelphia North American.
fiA4s4.4v4wii,1' has long been recognized that defective moral control Is apt
ttteytXt to occur in association with those disorders of intellect which
are ordinarily recognized as idiocy, imbecility, or insanity, and
1 4 no one doubts the morbid nature of the moral defect in
these cases. Whether it be regarded as dependent upon the
When Dog4 Go Mad.
"Speaking of mad dogs," said a man
who deals Avith members of the canine
tribe for the various ailments to which
they fall heir, "the popular belief that
dogs go mad because they cannot got a
sufficient quantity of water is not al
together correct. No doubt a lack of
Avater at certain seasons of the year
has a great deal to do with It. Dogs
need a certain quantity of water, and
they must have it, else they will suffer
that kind of mental impairment called
rabies. But the most potent factor in
producing rabies, or madness in dogs,
is the lack of meat, the lack of blood
in the food they eat. The dog is car
nivorous. He must have meat. His
system calls for a certain amount of
blood food, and when ho falls to get
this he is denied that whieh is essen
tial to his being. More dogs go mad
on this account tnau for any other rea
son. They are not given the right kind
of food. I recall one instance of a
dog in a mountainous region in Ar
kansas that went mad. He had simply
starved on account of a lack of blood,
Before he became violent, and utterly
crazy, he had attacked a calf and
had fearfully lacerated one of the
calf's legs. He was Avild for the taste
of blood. We find in this an explana
tion of that ferocity the dog shows in
the earlier stages of his madness in
attacking animals of various kinds.
He is blood-mad. If dog owners would
see to it that the dogs get more blood,
more of the kind of food the dog na
ture demands, there would be feAvei
cases of dogs with the rabies." New
Intellectual failure or ret, it is clearly part and parcel of the
malady, and according to our conception if the processes going-on in dis
order of mind, so will be our conception of the associated disorder of the moral
sense. If the cne be regarded as due to disease or imperfection of brain
tissue, so also will the other.
There are children who lie and steal without reason, are cruel to ani
mals, are dangerous to leave with other children lest they should injure
them, and who commit the same misdemeanor time after time within a
feAV hours after punishment, notwithstanding that they may have
been greatly affected by the punishment at the time; yet these children
may show no sign of intellectual deficiency. Surely the defect of moral
control in ruch cases, whatever be its cause, is of the same nature as that
so frequently seen in cases of obvious intellectual deficiency. But Dr. Still
goes further and shows that defect of moral control, while sometimes per
manent, may be only temporary, in seme cases passing away after an out
burst, never to return, while in others periods of defective moral control
may alternate Avith periods in which no such defect is present. In regard
to the more temporary attacks of moral defects, modern pathology by its
teaching in regard to toxins would seem to give much support to the meth
ods of the old schoolmaster Avho said that when he found a boy incorrigibly
naughty he had recourse to Gregory powder;- Avhile in regard to the general
scheme of education to be adopted in the case of naughty children one
can but feel, in view of the marvelous improvement which is produced in
the intellectual faculties by early and judicious teaching, that perhaps an
equally careful training of that residuum of moral control which is still
to be found in all, might rescue some of those passionate, spiteful, lawless,
shameless children, Avhose condition Is allied to moral imbecility, from the
ead future that is before them.
JZ? j& j?
ealth-Worship is a Char-
Oui'cr Insurance IIMks.
Insurance in England is carried to
greater lengths than It Is in this coun
try. One company will insure against
anything against twins, for instance,,
or against loss of voice in a singer.
A certain English physician desired
to smoke opium for a term of months
in order to study the effects of the
drug, but he Avas afraid that he might
contract the opium habit. The com
pany insured him against that accident
and he began his research, fortified
with the knowledge that if he should
become an opium smoker there Avould
be paid to his estate 1000.
On account of the uncertain English
weather open air sports and games fre
quently cannot be carried out on the
dates set. When they must be post
poned there Is a considerable financial
loss that for a good percentage is in
Calve, Eames, the De Reszkes and
Sanderson always carry insurance on
their voices when they are in England,
and there is not a wealthy London
householder Avho is not Avell insured
against burglary. If a man or a
woman wishes to wear some jewel
of great value companies will assume
the risk of its loss or purloining. They
carry constantly policies on the lives
of animals elephants, hyenas, giraffes,
lions, tigers and when Peter, a JfidOO
crang outaug, was shipped to Jacob
Hope, of this city, he had an insurance
of SoOOO on its life Philadelphia Record.
Where Vegetation l'lonr. sties.
In Cuba cabbages frequently AA-eigt
as much as twenty pounds. All vege
tables do well. Radishes may be eater
from fourteen to eighteen days aftei
sowing, lettuce in five weeks after sow
ing, Avhilo corn produces three cropi
per year. Sweet potatoes are per
petual. The natives dig up the tubers
iVcr old cut them off and plant the old vines
'i-hich produce a new crop in thre
By Edwin Markham.
?S&H$!'J3$$3I3 smile complacently at the Hottentot whose pride is centred
i in the tawdry ring he wears In his nose, yet how much are
$ tM we ralsed al)0V tnis savage, Ave who prostrate ourselves be-
V V fore the minted gold of the millionaire? In our absurd money-ii;-
t m worship, we ha-e reached a stage where a golden calf, instead
&23;!'"S&J;&"8 0f royal eagle, might Avell be the symbol of our National spirit.
We are holding the Almightly Dollar so close to our eyes that Ave are ob
scuring Almighty God. In our old catechism we Avere asked, "What is the
chief end of man?" The up-to-date reply Avould be, "The chief eul of man
is to glorify Gold and to enjoy it forever."
The corrupting influence of unprincipled wealth was not unknoAvn in the
days of antiquity. The Bible speaks of the men in whose right hands are
iniquities, aud in Avhose left are bribes.
It Is related that the Delphic oracle, in response to a request of riiilip of
Macedou for advice, littered these AvOrds: "Make ccin thy weapon, and
thou wilt conquer all." We knoAV that Philip boasted of carrying more for
tifications by money than by arms, saying that a gclden key would open
any gate, and that a mule laden with silver, could find entrance through any
The giving of bribes is, perhaps, not the worst feature of the policy of
the money power of to-day. The chief evil, ncAvadays, lies in the well-nigh
universal fawning and coAvering before wealth, in the blind scramble for
fortune or favor. We are taught to act a part, when Ave should embody a
principle. We stoop over and walk on all fours, Avhen Ave should stand
erect, remembering the stars above us.
Many of the hangers-on of the millionaire are mere fawners and flatterers
seeking to push their way into the social CAvim. Other classes Avho bend at
his feet are working people, who are dependent on him for food and shelter.
The mortal bane in all this money worship, this toadyism and timeserv
ing, is the effect it has on the soul of the toady and tiraeserver. It calls
his attention aAvay from the real and the permanent in life to the false and
the fleeting. It robs hira of the idea that character is the chief glory of
Character Is the one thing Avhose foundations go roAvn to the world's
granite; end when to character avc add culture, avc como into an inheritance
more durable than time and richer than the kingdoms of this Avorid. Success.
Aneut Leather Breche.
Many correspondents, writes a, con
tributor, have had their say on the
subject of "the centenary of trousers,"
but I have not observed that any one
has said a word about an article of at
tire Avhich Avas so widely displaced by
the new fashion particularly in the
rural districts. I refer to leather
breeches. They were not allowed to
pass away Avithout the mead of one
melodious tear. In districts remote
from the centres of traffic they died
hard. It used to be said that they
Avere last seen in actual wear in Amer
fcham, Bucks, a curiously out-of-the-way
old country toAvn, and I believe
this Avas so. I remember once asking
an old laboring man, Avho Avas engaged
in clipping hedges in that part, wheth
er he had ever worn them. The an
swer Avas: "Did I ever wear leather
breeches? Why, on Sundays I never
wore anything else when I were a
young chap." "And how did you find
them?" I inquired. "Ekally warm m
winter aud cool in summer," was the
reply; "but they had one drarhack. If
you happened to get 'em soaking wet
you had to sleep in 'em for a week."
"Why so?" I asked. "Eor' bless you,"
Avas the answer, "if you hadn't, you'd
never have been able to get into 'em
again." Evidently there was something
to be said for the new fashion. London
A ?iew Fire Kfccape.
A German invention in fire apparatus
has recently been tried Avith success.
It consists of a telescopic ladder, capa
ble of being extended to a length of
eighty-five feet, and worked by means
of compressed air. The ladder is at
tached to a heavy truck carrying an
air tank. The ladder can bo directed
at a particular Av'ndow, or other place
I o i,.ri;r,;?. pr.-,ii;i.r tpiat it j8 desir-
and rescued persons need not clamber
down, as the ladder can bo quickly
loAvcred Avith them ou it. Tit-Bits.
A New Test For I.'eafneiii.
A curious test for deafness has been
brought before the Paris Academy of
Medicine bj Dr. Bounier. On applying
a tnuing-fork to the knee or other patt
of the bony structure nothing is heard
by the sound ear but the note is audi
The greatness that is thrust upon
people ia likely to have a string tied
Some people say a man can succeed
in tliis Avorld without making money,
but they seldom try it themselves.
The pitcher that goes often to -l.v
well is li'icly to be broken, eepocT.y
if the hired girl carries it.
After a fool has had a certain amount
of luck, people begin to respect him
has L"j- for VAz wisdom. CLica: