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8Uentr forever silent, through the yean,
The dreary years which empty come and go,
Why do I cry to one who never hears
And, far away, my grief3 can never know,?
See here! I born the letters one by one,'
Although my heart burns with each burning
If chains are broken, freedom must be won.
My chains are loos'd, but my heart has not
What else Is left for me to cast away,
What clinging mem'ry from the too eweet
Upon the altar, midst the fire, I lay
This little relic, dear. It id the last!
And now I claim the freedom which I gain.
I am no more a slave to long dead things.
No victim I to swell thy triumph train,
But a freed bird, with new recovered wings.
What shall I do with this great gift long
A gift which looked, far off, so passing sweet?
Clasped in my hand, it fades and turns to
Once»more I come and lay it at thy feet.
—Lilian Robinson in Sketch.
"Why the Great Author Compared Him
self to the Strassburg Clock.
Every one of the great army of Kings
leyitea will welcome this story of the
immortal Rev. Charles. It comes from
an English lady whose country resi
dence was under his spiritual care and
-at whose table he was, therefore, a fre
quent guest. The good man's well es
tablished habit of talking much about
things of which he knew little is the
oause for the story. He had a habit,
particularly at dinner tables, of holding
the guests agape with minute stories
about the inhabitants of Mars or the
fishes of Kamchatka. All of this availed
except on such unhappy occasions as
when he came unexpectedy across some
one who had liked in Mars orfishedin
Kamchatka. It was on such an unfor
tunate occasion that Kingsley gave this
excuse, which deserves to.be preserved.
Some unknown little man from the
very foot of the table interrupted a Very
brilliant discourse about, say, the cli
mate of Mars, with a very unexpected
I beg your pardon, Mr. Kingsley, but
what you state is-wholly untrue. I
have lived there and am able to assure
you that you have been grossly misin
Embarrassed only for a moment,
Kingsley replied: I am very sorry if
I have been making misstatements. You
know, of course, that I would not do so
intentionally. But I fear that it often
happens. However, I always console
myself with remembering an incident
of my youth. I was on the usual grand
tour and came to Strassburg. I was be
ing shown the famous clock by a loqua
cious and ready witted old dame. I saw
how the works went and how the apos
tles marched. But as she was growing
far too eloquent over the wonders of
the work I said: Yes, my good woman.
It is a very fine bit of work. But I must
call your attention to the fact that al
though my watch says it is only 1 'clock
this great dial says it is nearly 2. I
know my watch is correct. Can not
your great clock keep time?' She was
very indignant. 'It keeps the time quite
good enough, sir, always within an
hour of the correct time. Why, what
would you have? A clock which does so
many very wonderful things cannot be
expected to do them all well.' And may
I not console myself sometimes with the
thought that perhaps I, too, am like the
Strassburg clock?"—Washington Star.
Wilkes had the courage which does
not always accompany a sarcastic
tongue, for he fought two duels and
was nearly killed in one of them, and
when challenged on a third occasion he
behaved himself, on the authority of
Croker, who was certainly no admirer of
his, "like a man of temper and honor."
His most serious encounter was with
Mr. Martin, and Wilkes was only saved
by two buttons diverting the bullet.
One of his admirers procured these pre
cious relics and put them in a case with
the following inscription, "These two
simple yet invaluable buttons, under
Providence, preserved the life of my be
loved and honest friend John Wilkes in
a duel fought with Mr. Martin on
16th of November, 1763, when true
courage and humanity distinguished'
him in a manner scarcely known in for
"His invincible bravery, as well in the
field as in the glorious assertion of the
liberty of the subject, will deliver him
down an unparalleled example of pub
lic virtue to all future generations."
Wilkes would probably have said to
this, as the Duke of Wellington to the
obsequious gentleman who escorted him
across Piccadilly, "Don't be a d——d
fool, sir!"—Cornhill Magazine.
Bead and Prayed.
A writer in the Rochester Post-Ex
press tells a good story about an English
bookseller of whom a lady inquired for
one of Browning's works, and the good
man answered that he had given up
keeping Browning, and what was more
he had tried to read him and could
make nothing out of any of his poems.
"Indeed," the lady answered, and then,
being in search of another poet, she
added, "But have you Praed.?" "Yes,
indeed, ma'am, I have prayed over it,
but still I get no light."
"I'll never forget the time I took my
good old aunt from the country to see a
Shakespearean revival at one of the the
"Did she like it?", -,'. %f)
"Like it? I found out that she would
never have gone at all but for the im
pression she had that 'revival' meant
something religious."—Cincinnati En
If two tuning forks of the same pitch
are placed facing each other, the one
sounding, the other silent, in a few sec
', onds the silent one will be giving out a
I distinctly audible note.
Pens to the number of 3, SOO^OtK) are
used throughout the world every day in.
Something About the Men Wh Win Some
of England's Battles.
JThe Gurkhas, to whose valor we owe
so much on the Indian frontier, are not
afraid of death in any shape or form,
have the instinct of instant and unques
tioning obedience to orders from supe
riors and take' an actual and physical
delight in fighting, ft is a popular error
to suppose that they are without caste.
There are about .13 different castes
among them and several subdivisions in
each caste, but when serving in British
regiments and while on a campaign
GurkhaB do not allow their caste sys
tem to interfere with their comforts and
will eat and drink freely with Euro
peans and among themselves. They have
no objection to., taking a pull at a Brit
ish soldier's flask and will share a
"chapati" with the most menial camp
follower. They will gladly take a cigar
or tobacco from a European, bpt on no
account must a man of one caste smoke
in the company of another. 1
All Gurkhas trace their desqent from
the Rajputs of central India, the Thap
pas and Gurungs especially claiming to
have the bluest Hindoo blood in India
running in their veins. They have,
however, intermarried for generations
with Mongolian Women. One would
imagine therefore that in process of
time a distinctly new type, combining
the leading characteristics of both races,
would have been evolved, but as a mat
ter of fact the vast majority of Gurkhas
are either Aryan or Chinese in their
cast of countenance. Europeans general
ly suppose that all Gurkhas are squat
men, with broad nostrils, high cheek
bones and deep set, narrow eyes. This
is not the case. The Second Gurkhas
regiment has large numbers of Gurungs
and Thappas in its ranks who are of a
slight build, with beautifully chiseled
and sharp features, Aryans every inch.
Gurkhas have one physical peculiar
ity—their stature is below the aver
age. As they do not wear beards and
their mustaches, in spite of much care,
never attain a luxuriant growth, to
a casual observer a Gurkha regiment
appears to consist of boys, not men. It
is pn record that when Lord Roberts
was marching through the Kurram the
Pathan women and children came out
to jeer at the striplings whom he was
leading, as it seemed, to their certain
death, and they only changed their
opinion when, largely owing to the
heroism of these same Gurkhas, the Af
ghan army was driven headlong from
the Peiwar Kotal.
The colonel of a distinguished regi
ment used to tell a story of a Pathan
Who had traveled along distance to get
a glimpse of the terrible soldiers that
had defeated his countrymen. When he
saw the little boyish looking Gurkhas
standing guard at the Bala%Hissar, he
committed suicide "for very shame,"
at least—and this is the best part of the
story—so the guard declared when asked
to explain the presence of the dead
Sam Jones and Talinage.
Sam Jones is the embodiment of ansecrets
audacity that sometimes comes very
near the border line of discourtesy. A
clergyman who often assists him in his
series of meetings told me the other day
this story in the early history of Mr.
Jones' evangelistic work: He was in
vited by Dr. Talmage to hold a series of
meetings in the doctor's Brooklyn
church. Mr. Jfones went to Dr. Tal
mage's home during the afternoon of
the day on which his engagement began
and introduced himself. Mr. Talmage
looked him over and was evidently a lit
tle taken aback at the rather shabby ap
pearance of the evangelist. As it ap
proached evening he said, "Brother
Jones, would you take it amiss if I pre
sented you with a n«w suit of clothes?"
"Certainly not," said the accommodat
ing Samuel. He was taken to a clothier
and fitted from head to foot, topping all
with a high hat.
At church the doctor introduced him
as the Rev. Samuel P. Jones from
Georgia. Mr. Jones arose with his new
hat in hand and repeated, "Yes, the
Samuel P. Jones from Georgia,"
and added: "And this is the new suit
of clothes and this the new hat your
pastor has presented to me. If your pas
tor had as much of the grace of God in
his heart as he has pride, he would con
vert all Brooklyn and would not need
Blackwood set a high value on Ma
ginn's contributions. "There is one pe
culiar excellence," he wri.tes, "in this
writer which strikes us Scotsmen—his
^asy, idiomatic English. No Scotchman,
however practiced as a writer, is mas
ter of the English tongue so as to be
able to write in this way." But he nev
er ventured to impart this opinion to
the voluble and irascible North.
Maginn was a brilliant but unman
ageable creature. He soon drifted away
from Maga and devoted himself to its
rival and imitator, Fraser's. When his
habits had brought him to a premature
grave, Lockhart wrote his epitaph in a
score of jingling rhymes:' -'lB
Here, early to bed, lies kind William Maginn.
Light for long was his heart, though his
breeches were thin,
But at last"he was beat and sought help from
Barring drink and the girls, I ne'er heard of a
Many worse, better few, than bright, broken
Vr —Longman's Magazine,
,**-*- Trying to Make I Oak.®- •#&•
Theodore—I declared myself, Alfred,
but I don't know whether she accepted
me or not That's what I'm trying $o
make out, you know.
Alfred—What did yon say to her?
^Theodore-—I said that I thought the
"world of her, and she said/"It's a queer
world." That was all, don't yon know,
and deuced if I know whether it meant
•he is in love with me or not—Boston
Because the Chap Wh 6 Xost I W His
Business I a Cafe.-
^'Don't discuss your private business
affairs in a public place,'* said an old
Brooklynite to the New Yorker who ap
proached him in a cafe near the city
hall. Then the Brooklyn man, pointing
out a real estate dealer, said:
"Talking about a business deal in
this very cafe cost that man $7,000, and
the money went into my pocket too.
You see, he represented a syndicate that
wanted to build on some property in
which I was interested as the owner of
one house and city lot. The agent did
not know me from a Canarsie clammer.
Well, he came in here with a friend—
one of the, syndicate—for luncheon on
an afternoon in last July., „They took
seats at this table. I sat at the next
"I began to'take notice,'as grand
mas say, when I heard the strangers at
the next table discuss quite loudly a
deal in relation to the property adjoin
ing mine. The agent had ordered a fine
layout for luncheon and was evidently
well pleased with his deal. He said to
'Well, I pulled qff the trick for
that property at 219 Cheap street today*
The owner thought I was doing him a
favor. I started in at $15,000 and final
ly closed with him for $18,000. He bit
in a hurry. Why, the property is worth
$25,000 if it's worth a dollar to us.
Now I must look for the chap that owns
221. He'll be glad to get $18,000 for
his house. It's lucky for us they're not
on to the fact that we want to buy that
"I didn't need to do any eavesdrop
ping,, you see. That little speech of the
agent costjaim exactly $7,000. You can
readily guess that I, as the owner of 221
Cheap street, was not especially anxious
to sell after that. I kept Mr. Real Es
tate Man on the jump for nearly five
months, and when I let up on him I
got my price, exactly $25,000—a neat
little profit of $7,000 above what I
would have gladly accepted. So you see
the point of my remark to you, 'Don't
discuss private business affairs in a pub
lic place.' Now we'll go to my office,
and I'll listen to your proposition."—
New York Sun.
HIDDEN GOLD IN PARIS.
Many Fanatics Spend Their Lives Hunting
For Buried Treasure.
Some Parisians are actually kept from
wandering by conviction that there is
hidden treasure behind the walls or be
neath the flooring or in the chimney
nook or under the roof, says Chambers'
You are'told that during the number
less sieges to which Paris Has been sub
jected and the internal revolutions it
has undergone there exists not a cellar
or a garret but has become the recepta
cle of some part of the immense riches
accumulated in religious houses and old
families., There is, perhaps, nothing ir
rational in the supposition that in the
good old times when convents were
made the depositories not only of the
of the aristocracy, but of the
family jewels likewise, instances must
have occurred wherein these deposits
were buried and remain undiscovered,
together with the treasures of the con
fraternity. But human folly has of late
years exalted this rational possibility
into dazzling certainty. Every means is
now resorted to and more gold and pre
cious time expended than the most val
uable treasure could repay in order to
seize the secret which still resists dis
covery. "While you of the matter of
fact, plodding Anglo-Saxon race are
toiling and broiling in Australia and
California, searching for gold, we gold
seekers of Paris find it here beneath our
feet in the old quarters of the city round
Notre Dame and the Hotel de Ville,
where gold is teeming in greater plenty
than amid the rock bowlders of Califor
nia or beneath the soil of Ballarat,"
said Ducasse, the great treasure seeker.
The Art of Lighting a Pipe.
Now, comrades, not to waste time
talking of style of pipe or brands of to
bacco—tastes differ in those things—try
this: Keep pipe and stem as clean as
possible, and the time to clean them is
immediately after a smoke. Fill the
bowl with your favorite brand and press
down firmly, but don't strive to see how
solid you can pack it. If you make it aB
solid as wood, it will burn like wood
and make a coal fire about as hot and
ungrateful. Don't light the entire sur
face. Don't "pull" as though you had no
more matches and feared it would "go
out." Light a small spot directly in the
center. Smoke slowly until it works its
way gradually downward. If it under
takes to spread, press it down again
with thumb or finger. A half minute's
care in starting is all that is required.
Now smoke slowly. The little fire con
tinues downward, delicately roasting
the* tobacco on the sides, and presently,
when you cave this off, there will come
a revelation in soft, mellow smoke, so
cool, so delicious, so soothing, that yon
will never regret having read this.—
In Germany "von" implies nobility,
and all persons who belong to the no
bility prefix "von" to their names with
out any exception. Persons who do not
belong to the nobility cannot have the
right to put "von" before their names.
A man who is knighted for some reason,
however, has the same right to put
"von" before his family name as a per
son of ancient'nobility. For instance,
when Alexander Humboldt was knight
ed he became Alexander von Humboldt
All his descendants, male and female,
take the prefix.—Philadelphia Press.
Switzerland, enjoys, the unenviable
distinction of having a larger percentage
of lunatics than any other country. In
the canton of Zurich ttiere are 8.261 in
a population of 330,000. jg
-In 1564 a pair of shoes made in Eng*.
land cost tenpenoe.
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T. L. Blood & Co's.Paints.
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All kinds of Steel *.nd Wood Harrows, Avery Riding
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Ask for the king of all 10 cent cigars, the
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For a nickel cigar, it is conceded- that fre
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Beer of the purest quality.
Sold in quantities to suit the
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The ladies of New Ulm should
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HATS and BONNETS/ 1
VELVETS and SILKS.
FEATHERS and FLOWERS.
A complete line of each always kept
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To Care Constipation Forever.
Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10c or25c.
II C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money.
Dayton sells tne Celebrated Cot
tage Organ with the largest and
best Organ Co. in the World to back
their warranted goods. Sold on east
terms and cheaj for cash or on sbor
time. Pianos sold on *the monthly iny
stallment plan. The Conover.the WorUTs
Favorite, is made by theChicago Cottage
Organ Co. and built by Conover Bros,
het best piano builders in America.
Educate Your ltowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c. 2oc. If C. C. C. fail, druggists-refund money.
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I will keep on hand a complete assort
ment of light and heavy
and everything tbat pertains to the sadd
Fine custom work a specialty. 1 in
vite an inspection of my goods from the
public. JOHN KBETSCH Jr.
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Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
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