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"u. q me jfHou hu4 turtle nre all n!t.
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,r A11 ot""' thr mound me,
lo Md fne k(),j btdt anj , ktg.0.1;
Ul). tlm little whit urm (lint vnclrolii
My neck lu their ton. lor uuibrHc. !
On. ibe iBli Hint urn tiulos of ieT(n,
bLeddluif nuuhhln of love on tuy face!
And' when thv nre koiio, I pit drokiulug
Of my rhll lhoud. ton lovely to Uxt;
'J.0'" tllttt inT tjirl will loaiemb'ir,
When it waktti to th pue of ibu pout,
Liettm world Htid It wu;k(1ueM mnd3 me
A purtiior of sorrow nud bin,
Wlmu the glory of (iod via, about mo,
And the glory of gladucsti within.
All my heert prown wk nn a worcnn',
And the fouuulus of feolliitf will (low,
v?lin I think of Hit patljH, iei nd ntooy,
W here the fot of tho tltw omu must, ro
Of the niouLtHlua of nlu luuiKlng or thorn,
Of the tern punt of Fti blow luff wlid;
Oh, there's liothlnv ou mirth half so holy,
As the Inuoeciit hourt of n child !
Thy arts Idols of bnrtH and of liousfliol In,
They nra nnH of Uol In (IIkruIsw;
Ills KiiulU-ht (.till Hlpn in tbnlr trout's,
Ills Klory mill rImiuiih In their ty-
Oh! thot-e truants Irom hom and from
They have mad- ma moro manly and mild!
And 1 know how Jmh could llkeu
The Kingdom of Ood to a child.
EBEN LUFKIN, LAWYER.
"Roach & Lufkin, Attorncys-at-Law."
That was tho firm name, but every
body, Including the office boy and the
book-keeper, knew that Lufkin, Eben
Lufkin, didn't amount to much either
la the affairs cf tho office, as a lawyer
or a3 an individual. He was older
than Judge Roach, slimmer, slower,
more silent, an old fashioned bachelor.
As a matter of fact, his position in the
firm was more that of chief clerk than
partner. lie wrote most cf the letters
"by hand," a small, beautiful, legible
hand, of which he was very proud.
Judge Roach "made allowances" for
"Eben," as he called him. They had
been classmates at college, and the
Judge remembered that Lufkin had
been his eulde, counsellor and friend
at school. In business, though, things
were different. Roach was assertive,
confident, pushing. He had up-to-
date methods and wore up-to-date
. clothes. Lufkin had tho scholarship
without any ability to "get there."
Roach was one cf those men who
would have succeeded from section
hand to superintendency. He got
"next" to everything. After ten years
of profitable law practice he began to
regard Eben more as one of the office
fixtures than as a friend and equal.
Being wealthy by Inheritance, the
division of profits with Lufkin didn't
matter to Judge Reach, but his part
ner's cautious, hesitating, methodical
ways began to seem irksome. Lufkin
imagined that he was the "safety" of
the partnership. Roach began to think
he was a hindrance; a dead weight.
He no longer felt the need of an ad
viser, and he resented criticism. Eben
seldom ventured to interfere with af
fairs, but Roach 'felt" that his acts
were estimated, his words weighed,
' his manners considered, his behavior
criticised by the silent, watchful, gen
tle old fellow behind the desk. Even
Lufkin's rusty black alpaca ccat
looked like a tacit remonstrance
against Roach's smart blue serge
, "Pie's too slow," thought the judge.
"He's a boy yet," said Lufkin to
"Wonder if Eben'll stand it." thought
Roach, when he made up his mind to
employ a young woman stenographer.
"A good wife would make a man of
him," mused Lufkin, who didn't know
anything about the impending innova
tion. The new stenographer was tho
daughter of one of the firm's deceased
clients. She was a southern girl, with
a brune, serious face, much wavy
black hair, wistful gray-blue eyes and
a distant manner. Mr. Lufkin looked
at her as he might have looked at a
etrange, beautiful insect when his part
ner stammered an introduction, but he
took the large, white hand she held
out to him and said:
"Thank you, Mi-sa Gildersleeve."
He was alway3 polite like that,
even to clerks, servants and beggars,
and Judge Roach had an idea that it
was cne of the qualities that helped to
keep Eben down. When Miss Gilder
eleeve had been duly installed in her
little corner, Lufkin seemed to forget
her presence altogether except.whenhe
entered and left the office. Then it was
"Good morning, Miss Gildersleeve," or
"Good evening. Miss Gildersleeve," but
no more. She had boon in the office
two months beforo he venturod to dic
tate a letter. But he didn't ltcep It up.
He seemed to prefer writing his own
letters with a pen. Judge Roach, on
ihn rnntrai-v. never had written so
many letters. In fact, Eben, who nat
urally overheard everything, had never
known that his partner beknsed to so
many clubs, went to so many places,
tr.ow so many fashionable ladies, W33
He bus Loea kuul-guerr.l to
Btk not a llfo for th dr on,
Alt radiant iia otbrg hute Ooni,
JHit that Ufa may hv Ju-tt uoiub ibadow
l'o tern pur the glar of tb nun;
1 would pray Ood to (t'mrd tlxin from evil,
tut ay prayer would bound buck to tuy
Ah ! it mrapb may pray for a firmer,
l!ui a eluuar uiut pruy for blmoli
1h twig U no enslly bended.
1 have banlfho 1 tu rula and the rod;
I fciivn taught them tha goodoexa of knowl
de, They have taught me the good.nes of God;
My bmrt It a diiueoa of (UrkUfs,
Where I hhut tbem from breaking rule
My frown I tu tTl:iut uorreetlou;
ily love t.i tho law of tho sobool.
I hiill leave the old boune In the Autumn,
1o tmvere It a tbrenhold no more;
Ah ! how 1 shall aUh for the dear ones
That meet tn eao morn ut the door!
I Bbali mla the "good nUhts" und the kisses
And tha gu.h of their Innocent xlee,
The Kfup on tha Rreen, and the flowers
Thut are brought every morning to mo.
1 nhall trills them at morn and at ere,
Their noni? in the school ami tho atront;
I f-bit.ll mln ha low hum of their voices,
Aud tha tramp of their dolloato feet.
When tho lesHous Bnd titok.4 aro all ended,
And Den'h sa!, "1 he school Is dismissed!"
May tha little on Rather around me,
To bid ma good riU'ht and be kl.tsed.
Charles Monroe Dickinson.
with bo many
But when the Judge bought a brand
new oak, drop-top typewriting desk for
Miss Gildersleeve and had it placed
in his own private office, where neith
er the prying clerks nor the receptive
Lufkin could overhear him dictating
letters, old Eben got out the little oil
stone from his bottom drawer, and, as
he sharpened his penknife, whistled
"The Campbells Are Coming" in a
weird and dreary discord. A few days
afierward he noticed that Judge Roach
wore a very brilliant rose in his but
tonhole a3 he strode into the office in
the morning. And ia the evening, af
ter she had gone" and the old "bachelor
went into the private office to get the
morning paper out of the waste bas
ket, he saw the same rose in a bottle
of water on Miss Gildersleeve's desk.
After that ho began to notice a lot
of unusual things In Judge Roach's
dres3 and demeanor, and he whistled
"The Campbells Are Coming" all the
time, to all kinds of measure and neve?
in tune. Roach was unmistakably ir
ritated when Eben suddenly resumed
the dictation of letters. To do this it
was necessary for tho old fellow either
to call Miss Gildersleeve Into the main
office or to intrude upon the privacy cf
Roach's sanctum. The Judge began
to conceive a deep-rooted, but unrea
sonable hatred for his old partner,
Lufkin's correspondence began to sur
pass all reason. The amiable Miss
Gildersleeve was forever taking notes.
But now it was Eben who monopolized
The Judge tried coming down early.
He arrived one morning at 7 o'clock.
But Lufkin was already at work. Then
he tried loitering in the evening, but
Eben insisted on "locking up."
"I believe the old fool thinks Miss
Gildersleeve has ensnared me," reflect
ed Roach, gnawing hi3 mustache. "The
As a matter of fact the Judge had
found his stenographer so quick-witted,
so modest, so amiable and so
comely that he was beginning to con
sider the propriety of showing her a lit
tle more personal attention. You see,
she was the daughter of an old and re
spected client and she had come to
town an utter stranger. Her manners
were those of the nurtured southern
lady. She was young, diffident, indus
trious, discreet. Why not show her
some of the consideration which is
usually omitted between employer and
employe? So thcught Judge Roach. It
could do no harm, for instance, to take
her driving in the park after dark. No
body would see them. He could keep
away from the crowded drives and
fashionabje resorts. So he asked her.
"Oh, thank you, Mr. Roach," she had
answered, "but I promised a friend to
attend the concert this evening. It's
very kind of you. I'm sure."
He saw that she was pleased, flat
tered, ho guessed, and by the merest
chance he drove that evening past the
music stand in the parti. He saw her,
her face radiant, smiling, chatting gay
ly to a man.
The next day, having asked Miss
Gildersleeve to withdraw, Judge
Roach, looking quite solemn, his hand
trembling a bit, his face flushed, called
Eben into " his office and closed the
"Eben," he said awkwardly, con
fused, "I've been thinking of course,
it's just a notion of mine, but I have
you thought anything of withdrawing
from the partnership going in for
"Yes, I've thcught of it, George,"
said Lufkin, quietly, a sad kind of
smile hovering about the cornesj t Lh
gentle mouth, "I think I'd v.ive ;
bettor alone, p' rl. ; ;,! ;' ; -
now. I ra afraia. Yuu pro, I'm Wn '
filling my.elf to '.your ueceitla. B0 I
long Chutbut if you wUli If,
"Oh, I don't wish it. Ebon," Murfed
Roach, who waa lit-glnnlng to feel, very
"chi-ap." "I don't wUh it. I've no
fault to find, but you're a different
kind of a man from me, you're a llttte
too that Id, why, you're too slow!"
concluded the Judge, trying to Justify
himself by becoming brutal.
"As you say, G-eorge," answered
Eben, very eoftly, "I'll drop out. It'll
be eHpeolally inconvenient Just now "
"Why?" Tho Judge wus msoJved to
have no mercy.
"Well, you see, I had arrar.Rvd to be
married at New Year's and "
"Married?" Judge Roach forgot his
resentment In tho surprising news.
"Yes, George," resumed the quiet
man, "wo that ii. Miss Gilderslfceve
"You don't mean to tell mo that you
and Miss Gildersleeve pre to be mar
ried, Eben!" Mr. Roach was growing
gray about the lips.
"Wo Intended to keep It a secret for
a while, George "
"Stop! Shut up, will you! Just for a
minute, please, Eben." The two
friends sat quite silent for a few min
utes and then: "Eb, old boy," said the
Judge, "you don't want to remember
anything I said about breaking up the
partnership. I didn't mean it. I just
wanted to seo what you'd say before
I went away. I intended to tell you
that I'm going to Europe for a month.
I think I'll start tomorrow. Court's
adjourned and you can look after
everything,, Including the correspend
ence. Eh, Eben?"
There was a vague smile as he raid
this, but Eben laughed softly, and they
shook hands, and when Mr. Roach was
alone he looked absently out of tha
window and muttered:
"And I gave him credit for being too
slow!" Chicago Record-Herald.
HORSE KNEW THE PATRONS.
And When the Milkman Was Disabled,
It Attended to Business.
"The dalryman'3 horse learns a few
things as he goes on his daily round,"
said a man who lives uptown, "and I
had occasion to observe thi3 fact re
cently. It came about in a very pa
thetic way. For many year3 I have
been patronizing one milkman and
for the past several years he ha3 been
driving on old frame of a horse. The
animal was not very fast, but he wa3
faithful. One day not long ago the
old milkman wa3 suddenly stricken
with paralysis while making his round,
as just as he had completed it. At
any rate, he was in his wagon and
was so violently afflicted that he cculd
not move, could not do aaythlng for
"The horse ceemed to understand
the situation, so he pulled the wa;on
home with his master in it. I did not
know about this until several days af
ter it happened, I missed my milkman
for several days and did not under
stand vyhy it wa3. I thought probably
the old fellow was sick or that some
thing had happened to him. In a few
days a strange milkman stopped in
front of my house. He came in and
asked if the old man calling his
name had been delivering milk at my
place. I told him that he had and in
quired what was the matter with the
old fellow. Then he told me the old
dairyman had been stricken with par
alysis and was in a desperate condi
tion. " 'We have a number of customers,'
he said, half apologetically, 'having
your name, and I was not certain
about your place. But, you see, thif
old horse here has been our main n
liance. He knows the route prejfy
well, and when he stopped in front of
your house I thought you must b one
of the old man's customers too. That
old horse is not very good locking,
but he has a head full of sense," and
the new milkman walked away with a
show of much pride. Horses are close
observers and learn rapklly some
times." New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Vouk, in his "Dictionualre Serbe,"
gives many curious details regarding
the lingering superstitions of the
Servians, who have retained many cf
the beliefs of their forefathers, of the
of the dark ages. Among the most
firmly rooted of these superstitions is
their belief in tho exlstenco of vam
pires children born with the unpleas
ant peculiarity of flying about at night
and sucking people's blood. And he al
so believes that certain old women,
possessing the power of witchcraft,
have a secret way cf finding out what
children are born vampires, whose
duty it is to see that the unholy thing
thall not live.
These superstitions the Servian
peasant usually shares with his village
priest, who is not himself above plac
ing a well-cleaned bullock's head on a
pole-in his garden to keep off fiend?
Lettinq Her Down.
Miss Kreech I overheard Signor
Adagio remark that I had an extraord
Miss Pepprey Yes, he did say e:;tra
ord'.riiry. and h? nkM me afterward Jf
, xtia" didn't ir-rnn the Fame as "ex
ceedingly." P. 1" ;
Cpf FTUH? ()V XVW Vftlllv
Cl IjLUUU Ul XL)) lVlilV
!A CALIFORNIAN'S DESCRIPTION
OF GOTHAM'S VULGAR RICH.
Th Striving for Display Ha Assumed
the Look of Madness Folly of
"Keeping Up trie Pact" a Bank
ruptcy and Embezzlement Fenquent
The following rpmarkab'. dr1p
flon of "New York's vulgar Rich" ap
pears as an editorial review in. tho San
Western p.opl that have ttsltetl
New York within tha last three or four
years have been astonished and Jui
presat'd by 1L outatioua opulence of
The smart drives are filled with Iour
files of private equip-gea. The women
dress richly and splendidly. It i3 noth
ing to gee a quarter of a million dol
lars' worth cf Jewels decking the per
son of the wife of some man who is not
known to tho public. There are so
many millionaires in New York that
they ar? a3 common as members of the
lower hot: so In Washington, or as
Chinamen in San Francisco. Long
streets are taken up by the great
houses of obscure millionaires.
Great fortunes aro easily tnade In
New York, where money abounds, but
the Indigenous rich are not the whole
of the millionaire peculation of that
city, for hundreds of western families.
having made their pile in Michigan
lumber, or Pennsylvania coal, or Chi
cago trading, or California mines, or
Texas cattle, or other Western enter
prises and industries, move to New
Vork, set up establishments there, and
help to support Sherry's, the Waldcrf
Astoriav Tiffany's and other such
The plendor and luxury of New
York are barbaric. The striving for
display has assumed the look of mad
ness. Immense sums are Bpent in fol
ly. There seems to be a competition in
extravagance. Feoplc advertise their
wealth by extraordinary entertain
ments and by throwing their money
about as if they were glad to get rid of
it. Prices at the places of public resort
frequented by the rich are consequent
ly very high.
There is a millionaire "public in New
York large enough to support such
establishments, and prices are ranged
according to the millionaire purse.
These establishments are rated in New
York as of the first class. As there is
not a large millionaire population In
any other city, prices a: the first-clas3
hotels and restaurants elsewhere are
based on a lower estimate of the aver
age wealth of the patrons. People in
moderate circumstances can afford to
live and dine at the Palace Hotel in
this city or at any first clas3 hotel or
restaurant in any other city except
New York. But in New York a family
having an Income of only a few thous
ands a year lives oeyond its means if
it dines frequently at Sherry's or at
But and herein is the evil of these
luxurious resorts the usual well-to-do
American family, in New York as else
where, is afraid to patronize any but
a first-class hotel or restaurant, or to
cross the ocean on any but the fastest
steamers. Consequently many hun
dreds of families, dependent on the sal
ary of the husband and father, attempt
to keep up with the pace set by the
millionaires. A salary of ten thousand
a year will barely support a husband
and wife who make any pretension of
mingling among the patrons of the
high-priced resorts. The result is that
thousands of families In New York are
living beyond their means. A few
years of this unreasonable mode of
life drives the man of the family into
bankruptcy, of course, and ruina the
family, but in their headlong down
ward flight the extravagant New York
ers do not care about the future. They
live luxuriously from day to day and
stave off the crash as long as they can.
When it comes they sink out of sight
go West or become part of the sub
There are many families la New
York that live very meanly and parsi
moniously that they may have cash
enough to make a figure at Sherry's or
the Waldorf-Astoria on Sunday night.
Many of the big jewelry stores make a
practice of lending sets of jewelry for
a night. For this accommodation they
receive large pay. The wife of some
comparatively poor man will appear in
public wearing from fifty to one hun
dred thousand dollars' worth of dia
monds, for the use of which she has
given a sum equal to a month's income
of her husband. The husband, poor
man, is- very likely a3 vain and foolish
as his wife. He enjoys having people
that do not know him take hint for a
millionaire. For this he gives up all
the real comforts and enjoyments of
lite. On his income, amply sufficient if
he would cpend it reasonably, he :3
nothing but a tawt'ry pauper.
Not only ultimate bankruptcy, but
frequently embezzlement i3 tho conse
quence of thla extravagant way of liv
ing. Salaries that would seem very
In San Francisco become mere
pittances in New York. Here he can
dine at a restaurant with th "best,"
that is, the richest people in town, all
about him. In New York he must herd
v.ith the peer, andean behold the rich
cr'v from a d;-tar.ee. Of course, if a
rr.aa U clever, Le caa Lcimu profound
ly natliKul and find thtj vulgar "
Vfry amu-dng still tnm a dl;t.i,
and can work blmxHf kto an ex
ingly nuperlor Hata cf mind. Ho Tut
Ucotue even moro than raMrlcal If ho
.will contrast the display ot vast wealth
vt.ih the misery and auivnnra that
prevail o close to it.
If the tatlrtet U from S.in FrancUto
he u;ay return thanka that .ils city u
yet fairly freo from tho niudnc.-.s f r
making and th nation 'or spend la;
money. lit nuiy gft norm coti.olati'ni
from the reflection that 24 percent of
the people of fan Francisco, while only
12 percent of tho pple of Nw York,
own their own home, and from V Ad
ditional fact that the climate : ;,y.
Francisco is worth a million dollars la.
terms of comfort, to cacti Inhabitant.
A MOUSE MILL.
How the Thlrfty Scotsman Put tlv
Animal to Work.
Thrift is Renerally arkrowledd to
bo ono of the leading (harncferlstioi
of the natives of Flfeidiire, and It nev
er was moro forcibly exemplified. s?ays
the Scotsman, than In the person of
Mr. David Hutton, a native of Dun
fermline, who actually proved that
even mice, those acknowTodg'sl pest
of manklod, could he made not only
to earn their own living, but also to " .
yield a respectable Income to their
About tiie year 1820 this gentleman
actually erected a small mill at Dun
fermline for the manufacture of
thread. A mill worked entirely by
mice. It was while vLsittng Perth
Prison In 1812 that Mr. Hatton first
conceived thia remarkable idea of util
izing mouse power. In an old pam- " ""
phlet of the time, "The- Curiosity Cof
fee Room," he gave an account of the "
way in which the idea dawned' on him.
"In the summer of the year IS12," he
wrote, "I had occasion to be in Perth,
and when inspecting the toys and
trinkets that were manufactured by
the French prisoners in the depot
there my attention waa involuntarily
attracted by a little toy house v.-ith a
wheel in the gable of it thnt was run
ning rapidly round, imnolkvl by tl"?
'insignificant gravity of a comm. y
house mouse. For one shilling I pur
chased house, mouse and wheel. In
closing it in a handkerchief, on my
journey homeward I wa3 compelled to
contemplate it3 favorite amusement.
i..ut how to apply half-ounce power
(which 13 the weight of a mouse) to
a u?eful purpose was the difficulty. At
length the manufacturing of sewing
thread seemed the most practicable."
Mr. Hatton had one raouae that ran
the amazing distance of 18 miles a day,'
but he proved that an ordinary mouse .
could run 10 1-2 miles on an average.
A half penny's worth of oatmeal was
sufficient for its support for 33 days,
during which it ran 73J half miles. He
had actually two mice constantly em
ployed in the making of sewing thread
for more than a year. The mousV:
thread mill was so constructed i that!
the cemmon house mouse was enable
to make atonement to society for pair"
offences by twisting, twining and reel
ing from 160 to 120 threads a day,
Sundays not excepted.
To perform this task the little pe
destrian had to run 10 1-2 miles, and
this journey it performed with ease
Drmed with ease y
enny's worth ofA
of these threadV
ong period of five V
every day. A half-penny':
catmeal served one
mill culprits for the long period
weeks. In that time it made 3350
threads of 25 Inches, and as a penny
was paid to women for every hank
made in the ordinary wr the mouse,
at that rate,' earned 9 percc every six
weeks, just 1 farthing a day, or 1
shillings and 6 pence - year. Taki!;
C pence off for board, and allowing,
1 shilling for machinery, there was a
clear yearly profit from each mouse
of C shillings.
Mr. Hatton firmly intended to apply
for the loan of tho empty cathedral
in Dunfermline, which would have
held, he calculated, 10,000 mouse mills,
sufficient room being left for keepers
and some hundred of spectators.
Death, however, overtook the inventor
before this marvelous project coul
be carried out.
The Balkan Crowns.
Assassination tempered by abdica
tion such has been the fate ofjnost
Balkan rulers. Since the Balkan pjfo
plos were emancipated, King Otho ci
Greece, Prince Cuza of Roumani
Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, Prince
Alexander Karageorgevitch and King
Milan of Servia have been forced to
abdicate, while Prince Danilo of Mon
tenegro, Prince Michael, King Aleqn
der and Queen Draga of Servia, as Af
as Kara George, the Servian liber. ,
have been murdered. -..
In addition, attempts were made on
the lives cf the late Queen Amalia and
King George of Greece, as well a3 cn
tho late King Milan of Servia.
Out of the 1G Balkan rulers who
have held sway during the last cen-
tr.ry, four alone two Montenegrin
t nd Milosh Obrenovitch I. and th. i
short-lived Milan Obrenovitch II. oi
Servia died peacefully on their
thrones, while four are still alive.
The remaining eight were all mur
dered cr expelled, and -even Milosh
j Obrenovitch was once compelled to ab-
Citato temporarily. Lcndon Chron-