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LIVC rcn THE LIVING.
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Awl in v heart . iiii'Ii-nii ,it'i
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eh !.,., ,nn iunl h i,-:, ; verriitli;
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'11mu-.ii the i-y m- J, ,, a, be tnsc;
Oii-I. tl.y if.. ir tllt. hv,,,
A thd Ua l hue live J for you."
I riwr, Inv jmn,i (nN) H 1V(, ,
"L,,l,'''l''1' l ii;h!i tliat ihiv.
(I lie Hire I,,,. (iiown ine mv duty
And a iiht idiowii (in tin! wny.)
And then', this words of tli ! I'lii'tiier,
, ,,J!l,!t roiik-tiiut jruid" shall lie;
I I! live my life lor tin- living.
As tha d( el have lived for mo."
Hie dud since earth was wratrd,
I'ivcd thiy not for you and i"c?
incy tn.'ide the world th.it we live in
!mk1i a kIoi-iouh plar c to be!
l'iiki niin' for your own life'." notH
It will make vu xtroig and true;
And live your life for the living
As the (lend have lived for you.
S. W. Cillilmi, in Ii0i Asrjeios IIoraM.
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30ULTEH! Moult;:-! you've
proved yourseh' a man at
last. Why, I declare it's
the host Idea, vim'vo lmii
In tout head of yours for years. You
cannot imagine the enormous possiblll-
lies -winch chance has thrown in our
way by your ingestion."
"Yes, I can," muttered r.oultcr, la
conically. "But, my dear, think of it! Here
you are uow, James Henry Boulter,
provision merchant and agent for im
ported eggs, at the ago of forty-live,
worth thousands and thousands of
pounds, with a daughter as nice-look-Jng
as her "
"Goon, stow it, missis," said Boulter,
irntatmgly; "you don't want tor dwell
so much on her father's good looks."
"No, dear," replied the better half,
good-naturedly; "when you comes out
with that big idea of yours about ad
vertising them coronation seats me
heart gives a sort o' flutter like, and I
says: 'Blowed If Boulter ain't a ge
nius; he oughter be primmihalr!' "
"Not so much of it, Martha. Let's
work the thing through again, scein"
as how for once you've given way to
my superior wisdom,"
"As you say, my dear," he went on,
here am I, James Henry Boulter,
with a large city business, a good
banking account, a marriageable
daughter, a well-established household
and a large place standing slap-bang
on the coronation route. Wouldn't it
be folly to throw away such a chance?
Why, this splendid view which vre
command would be of little value were
It not for the grand thought of James
Henry, and it is simply this. We stick
a notice in all the big society and other
papers to the effect 'that James Ilenrv
Boulter, Esq., will 'ave great pleasure
In placing at the command of a few
select gentlemen of society scats at
his residence for viewing the corona
tion procession.' They'll come like a
nock o' bees."
"Oh, Lor', Boulter, didn't I say as
ow you always was a genius?" ex
claimed Sirs. B., rapturously.
"Of course, I am. or 'ow do yer think
I could 5ave got tergethcr a fine place
like this?" as his eyes traveled rapidly
round the sumptuously-appointed room
"You, see, Martha, that ad. will bring
a lot of poor young lords and such like
with their friends down 'ere for the
coronation procession, and we'd bG
poor hands at fixing matters up if we
couldn't make some arrangement be
tween a young aristocrat and our Bes
sie. Don't you grasp it?"
"Yes, Boulter, that I do; but it nearly
took my breath away only to think
about it. Imagine our Bess the wife
of a real live Dook! Oh, Boulter, you're
A few days later the agreed-upon
notice was inserted in the papers, and
although many said rude things, yet
Boulter was happy, especially as the
daring announcement had through its
attractiveness largely increased the de
mand for bacon, sugar and eggs.
For some time Boulter anxiously
awaited the result of his plan, fully ex
pecting to be inundated by applications
for the free seats from many of the
"upper ten," but as day succeeded day
and no news of an Earl's or a Duke's
proposed arrival came, a despondent
look settled on the provision mer
But at last one morning, to BoultcM's
unbounded joy and delight, he espied
among his voluminous correspondence
a the distinguishing mark of a scion of
some noble house. With trembling
hand he picked up the envelope,
glanced rapidly at the coronet on the
flap and hastily reached forward for
the aid of a knife, but. unfortunately,
only succeeded in upsetting over his
.trousers a cup of steaming coffee.
"Well," put In Mrs. Boulter, "is that
what you think you ought to do when
3oa get letters from aristocrats?"
Boulter took no notice, but went on
with his unparliamentary ejaculations
till he started again to attack the all
Important missive, while Miss Bessie
and Mrs. B. looked on with undis
guised happiness. ;
"Oh, ma, won't it be glorious? Fancy
my having that on my carriage," as
she pointed dramatically' to th? cm
"Y it'K only lY.nc r.t ; :
growled I'.on'.t: r, without looking up,
AfKr Fii;;e inosuentH ..f lfre:i!h!et
Mlenri-, during,' which mother and
daughter ey.-d c:udi other with .!:; nc
(f i.ilirjcd apprehension ;,i,t,l fear,
r.oulli'f calmly folded the paper, put U
back In Its envelope, and, forcing hl:u
self lt a hteady brminuieo of the mat
ter, nu'.h'iidlatively called for more
"What !:s the news?" in jnh'ed Mrr.
"My d;ir." replied Bou'.trr. llsir.g her
Willi his eye and Inserllrg his thumbs
In the ani'.hrdes ef l.U walstcnat, "the
Kail of Daiimoor will be hen- on Fri
day. K' no that everythirg Is in read!
nt! a for his coming. lie Is bringing
two friend?, nnd his letter wins b in
dicate that they, too, are men of por
tion." A Mony Fllonco ensued during the
remainder of the meal, after which
Boulter pompously sallied forth to re
arrange tli:; portrait In oils that hung
In the hall, for he had a large house
and believed in doing things in style.
Without exception these had nil been
under the auetTonccr's brimmer, but It
was Boulter's Idea to hang them In
chronological order and give to each
some Hi tie bit of family history.
In the other departments of the
Boulter establlshm?nt things progrcfsetl
on a proportionate scale; the "family
plate," for which Boulter had paid be
tween two and three hundred pounds,
was brought out from boxes and chests
and put in such a condition as would
befit Its meeting with an Earl.
The eventful day grew quickly near,
and Boulter's spirits rose accordingly.
It had occurred to the schemer that
perhaps one day would be hardly suMl
cient to enable the noble Earl to make
proper advances to his daughter by-the-by,
the thought had never struck
him that the titled dignitary might be
a married man so he had determined,
provided the visitor fulfilled his ex
pectations, to persuade him to prolong
A sumptuous dinner was in progress.
The table literally groaned under the
weight of the viands and blazed with
the magnificence of the costly plate
and other valuable appurtenances of
the feast. The Earl and his two
friends had proved most charming and
affable companions, the former regal
ing the delighted Boulter with glowing
descriptions of the ancestral domain,
displaying at the same time the most
familiar knowledge of his fellow-aristocrats
and their doings. But all thoughts
unconsciously gave way to the great
pageant they had that day witnessed
the coronation procession.
"Magnificent!" muttered Boulter, vig
orously setting to work on the contents
of his plate.
"Ahem! decidedly grand, Boulter,
They were quite on familiar terms
already, "as they should be," Boulter
And so events progressed; the proces
sion was du'cussed and suggestions
made and all agreed for the hundredth
time that it was the finest thing of
its kind they had ever seen until Mrs.
Boulter displayed a decided inclination
to lapse into the arms of Morpheus,
when an adjournment was made,
Miss Bessie shortly afterward being
engaged in playing the accompaniment
to a song which the Earl had been
pressed to sing. The invitation to stay
a day or so, despite strict laws of eti
quette, had. been warmly received.
The full glory of a 2 o'clock moon
was stealing through the blinds, cast
ing beams of radiant light across the
drawing-room, when a silent figure en
tered, bag in hand. A sec Vr he
was joined by another, i
"Is that you, Charlie ?"
"Yes, my boy; it is I, the Earl of
"You'll soon be there if you two
don't shut up your confounded row,"
muttered a third, as he stole Into the
room with his boots in his hands.
"Well," chuckled the Earl, softly,
"if this isn't the biggest bit of luck
I've ever had in my natural, I don't
know what is. Here that howling ass
of a Boulter swallows my yarn about
Earldom, treats us as if we were lords,
and then places this opportunity In our
way of helping ourselves to his valu
ables. As if any Johnnie couldn't get
the die of a coronet made and have a
few quires of notepape stamped with
it! Oh, this Is sport," and "my Lorel"
buried his face in his hands, while his
sides shook with suppressed laughter.
"Come on, Charlie; it's entirely your
suggestion that Ave should take away
n little of that silver, so I suppose wo
had better begin collecting it, eh?"
"Of course of course; I. for one,
never thought the acceptance of Boul
ter's invitation would result In more
than three, free seats for viewing the
procession, but since I've been obliged
to give up my bank-clerking it would
li very silly if I wasted a chance of
raising myself in the social scale by the
acquisition of this world's goods."
Evidently this logic met with unani
mous approval, for within the hour
eiuite a nice lot of property had been
stowed away in three innocent-looking
Gladstones and three equally innocent
looking gentlemen were ready to start
"I think we'd better wait a bit longer,
Charlie; it might look fishy if three of
us were seen leaving before it's fairly
light. The back door leads out into
a- alley running into Seymour street.
.Tc,7 : c.ti " by that. y.n mil I b;
front. I've !. t the key."
In the dull Uirht of an Oetfd.rr n; til
ing the titdde Earl and 1i1h ch; ru:. n
b't theuis.'.ve. (.tit ef Boultcr'n frPit
"(i::-f;." tr.Id one, "have you en
joyed yMUxdf, 1 ee.'iue I have?"
"I believe 1 li.nc, too," the other re
plied; th'ii. piindeilng a moment, be
looked up nil paid: "I wonder why
Boulter made Mich a fm-M of me'.'"
"I don't know; je rhaps he would di
ro again If you went back ia a month's
time," came the answer.
"I have in wish to go lack to my
nnec-tral domain again," m he Khook
li l: head nnd sinlbd. "I'm sorry for
that girl of lit.-, thouch. She U a bit
of a spanker, she is, and no mi-take.
But let in be off. There in no room In
the burglary business for sentiment
In a great business there Is notf.lng
so fatal ns cunning management.
Junius. If you desire to remove avarice you
must first remove its mother, luxury.
Desire nothing which may either
wrong thy profession, to ask or (lod's
honor to grant. Bishop Ilenshaw.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and
have it all to myself, than to be
crowned on a velvet cushion. Thoreau.
To be free minded and cheerfully dis
posed at hours of meat and of sleep
and of exercise Is one of the best pre
cepts of long lasting. Bacon.
How often In this world actions
which we condemn are the result of
sentiments which we love and opinions
that we admire. Mrs. Jameson.
I would say that perfection of mind,
like that of the body, consists of two
elements of strength and beauty; that
It consists of firmness and mildness, of
force and tenderness, of vigor and
grace. W7 E. Channing.
It is a pitiable desecration of such a
nature as ours to give it up to the
world. Some baser thing might have
been given without regret; but to bow
down reason and conscience, to bind
them to the clods of earth, to contract
those faculties that spread themselves
out beyond the world, even to infinity
to contract them to worldly trifles
It Is pitiable, it is something to mourn
and to weep over. Orville Dewey.
Ho only will please long who, by
temp -ring the acidity of satire with
the sugar of civility, and allaying the
heat of wit with the rigidity cf hum-,
ble chat, can make a true punch of con
versation; and, as that punch can be
drunk in the greatest quantity which
has the largest proportion of water, so
that companion will be oftenest wel
come whose talk Cows out with inof
fensive copiousness and unenvied in
sipidity. Samuel Johnson.
A K!g Medlcino Slan.
Members of the Council who live in
the vicinity of tha Snake Council
grounds report considerable doing
among the "Snakes" since the return
of Crazy Snake and his followers from
the penitentiary. They have a pro
phet by the name of Wakache.' Ho
claims to be gifted with supernatural
wisdom, and to be in constant consul
tation with the Great Spirit, whose di
rections he imparts to his followers.
An exchange says: "He has been fur
nished from on high with a supernat
ural fire which never goes out He
has lighted sticks of wood from this
fire and given them to each of the
forty-four Indian towns with Injunc
tion to keep the same constantly burn
ing, which is to be typical of the re
vival and continuance of the old gov
ernment customs and laws of the
Creeks. The prophet calls around his
camp men and women who dance
around his sacred fire and play ball
and perform other old customs cf the
Creeks, Including drinking of medicine
and daily bathing in the runnins
streams. He is also a healer of the
sick, and that fact alone insures a
large following." Kansas City Jour,
Mistress of tha Song.
Few people are aware that Britain's
mistress-ship of the seas is more than
an assertion, and that it is acknowl
edged by every nation. On entering a
foreign port marine etiquette requires
a man-o'-war to salute the national
flag by dipping its own, and In return
the host lowers its flag. But no for
eign ship dips the Union Jack until the
foreigner first dips his colors. In all
seas, both home and foreign, Britain
claims to bo saluted first, and this
homage is rendered by every nation as
the tribute to her sovereignty. Tit
Bits. A Morning Curfew.
In two ancient villages, Newport
and Wickcn Bonhunt, the curfew bell
is still rung. At Newport it has been
rung for centuries at 4 a. m. and 8 p.
m., but in consequence of complaints
made by the villagers of being awak
ened from their sleep the morning cur
few has now ceased. Members of the
same family have rung the curfew at
Newport for the last three genera
tions. A salary of ?10 a year has to
be paid to the ringer of the curfew
bell by the owner of certain aucient
grammar school buildings ailjacc-nt to
the parish church. Tit-Bits.
'ihs Mea Who
Uy the) Itcv. Dr. J. F.
II EBB N a notion, p. rh ipx now I; r. f
statement, but everywhere pen .ull.u t
that the strength ard pel main m 7
built on the haU of material forces,
nations proves anything it pioui ih .t
ir.aueney and solidarity of the State do rut lie in Mich f.-.
Alliances with material forces have : 1 ::.v ami evcrywl
ben eoveiiantg with death. Not !n physical risoum ,
la martial prowess, not In diplomatic shrewdness lies the
ttrcngth of the Nation, but hi the character of its people.
We want in America to-day men who nic free from f If l-it- t i j tin ir
thought nnd plan for the Nation. Am the complexity of cur life grows t ho
( pportunlticH for manipulating affairs for personal Inlere-ri multiply. Wieiy
our personal Interest?! become intertwined with our political relation. w, -arr,
a warped mind into the discussion of public affairs and into the did.a'ge of
civil duty; we are apt to conclude that the r.ieasurct which ((induce : our
own personal interests are the best measures, and so we favor that party and
th.:t policy which will be most likely to bring about the result which we de
sire. We must get back to the spirit of the fathers nnd put political duty
before personal interest.
Materialism grips the Nation. The people have no vklnn, and where 11 . v
Is r.o vision the people perish. These are the men wham America i ee 1 yl
dienmers, poets, peers who will bring Into life a saving vision. Our o
are not listened to because their smig is too much like the common j-l.or.l.
It has about it a metallic ring. Our prose writers are doing little more ti.an
painting for us a portrait of our common life. This is not enough. Wo want
a vision. We do not want in poem or la novel, In opera or In drama, simply
a graphic representation of life as it is. We want an unveiling of life as it
might be. Only thus can our life be saved from the mean and the mater, al.
The men who give us these visions are as livers of water In dry places, springs
break forth wherever they go and the air becomes fresh. These are the men
who make America, the men who cause
with heaven-lillcd Impulses and
vaiue oi university arammg
By Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
HAVE listened with
argued and testified that a university training made men fitter
m to succeed in their practical struggles. I am far from denying
,4 ? t
V St. No doubt such a
of the laws of nature
outlook over the world
ij 11 to every student a scientific point of view, if education couldA
1S3j make men realize that you cannot produce something cut or
Homing ana maue tncni promptly detect the pretense or (!o.ng
so with which at present the talk of every day is filled, I should think it had
more than paid for itself. Still more should I think so if it could send men
into the world with a good rudimentary, knowledge of the laws of their eu?
But, besides prosperity there is to be considered happiness, which is not
the same thing. The chance of a university to enlarge men's power of happi-'
ncss is at least not less than its chance to enlarge their capacity for gain. 1
own that with regard to this, as with regard to every other aspiration of maify'
the most important question seems to me to be what are his in-born qualities k
Mr. Buskin's first rule for learning to draw, you will remember, was, 'no born
with genius. It is the first rule for everything else. If a man is adequate
In native force, he will probably be happy in the deepest sense, whatever his
fate. But we must not undervalue effort, even if it Is the lesser half. And
the opinion which a university is sure to offer to all the idealizing tendencies.
which, I am not afraid to say, it ought to offer to the romantic side of life
makes it above all other institutions the conservator of the vestal fire.
But, gentlemen, there is one department of your institution to which I
must be permitted specially to refer the department to which I am nearest
by profession, and to which I owe the honor of being here. I mean, of course,
the Department of Law. It was affirmed, I believe, by the late Chief Justirf""
Cooley, that the law was and ought to be commonplace. No doubt the rema j.
has much truth. It is better that the law should be commonplace than thal
it should be eccentric. It seems to me that for men as they are the law may
keep its everyday character, and yet be an object of understanding, wonder,,
and a field for the lightning of genius. - - ,
By E. L. Vincent.
KNOW a man now in his eighty-fourth year, and his wife,
somewhat past seventy-five, who are carrying cn a farm of
a hundred and forty odd acres of. land. They keep three or
four cows, and not far from twenty-five sheep. The milk
from the cows they make up at home, setting the mill: in the'
old fashioned pans and churning with an old fashioned
churn. The present season the old man has gathered cearls
300 bushels of apples
like half of them in
bushels at a time and peddling them cut to private customers. This old man
is not compelled to follow this strenuous life, being in comfortable circum
stances, but he prefers to keep up the habits of life which have brought him
so much of happiness and success. He has raised a largo family of children,
all of whom are now settled on farms of their own, so that he has no one to
help him save as he hires now and then a day's work with the plow o-M
"I have been told a great many times that I ought to stop work now ifM
settle down in town or somewhere else where I would be able to take life
easy the rest of my time; but I tell them that I am going to carry on my
business as long as I have any. I am now my own boss. Why should I give
up and let all I have done go to the dogs? The farm is my own. I hewed it
out of the woods with my own hands. All I have got I have earned by the
little. If I should give up the farm what would I do? Nothing? Then I
would soon be through with this world. I am happier here running my own
farm than I would be anywhere else. I eat we'll and sleep well; folks call me
young for my age and are surprised when I tell them that I am past eighty
four. I can hire done what I can't do myself, and nobody can dictate to tt&S
1'ow I shall do it." Q
There was lire in the old man's eye as he said this that told of a vigor arid
strength of character far from ordinary. And no one who knows the aunoyV
nnce of renting a farm to the ordinary tenant and the constant deterioration
of property after one once turns his back upon it himself wilf for a moment
argue with him on the point that he is happier than he would be in any other
way. In these days when so many farmers are laying down the implements
of their whole life's work and going away to end their days speedily in tie
city, the simple story of this old man who clings to his farm with such pathei'c,
tenacity is commended. It may be said that not every man possesses (lie '
strength to do as he has done. That may be true, for he undoubtedly started
out with a reserve of physical power somewhat beyond the average; but more
('tan one man has shortened his days by giving up the farm and settling down
to the unnatural life of the town or city when he might have lived many rars
longer by staying on the farm with its everyday exercise and fresh ah" VvV
sunshine. So I think our friend and hi a
i'u iiui juu: .tw ioiK jmuune.
A Spinel? Pineapple.
A spineless pineapple is the latest
achievement cf agricultural experi
ment. Heretofore with the exception
of a few E-ittcred specimens bearing
inferior fruit all pineapple plants have
had spiked leaves. One can easily
realize the difficulties of the planter
by imagining a field of corn svalks cov
ered with sharp, pointed needle". The
department has obtained the new va
riety by crossing the unmarketable,
smooth leafed class with the typical
piney pineapple of superior flavor.
l i-i! tt, d
e il o'-.-h
But if the )
'he S . t ! , ; ; ' ,
the life of the whole people to tin
interest to able business men when they
training gives to men a larger um.su ry
under which they must work, a wideS
of science and of fact. If 1 could irivi . .
from his orchard, and sold something
a city ten miles away, taking a few'
fwi:' wlfo .' iffr.v nil m'nn c ?.r.V
Although the product has be n testctl
and pronounced successful by c:;p: rts,
it is not yet ready for tlisa-ilmti-'.n as
a r.cw branch of a plant family 1:. j.ot
ccn-ideved established until th? r?'.cr.d
or third generation. However, a new
genera licit is already ppvlnc. :ng.
and its members are curicr.s to
hold. In some instances the o '.-;;;;:;
has persistent ancestral traits s.lck
Ing out at the em! oc" the leaf, or along
its sides, while others ar worthy ex
amples o' the head of the m'v kou.-e..
New Ytik Cctniuercial-Adve;..!.,-.;'.
Old Farm, y