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THE DEMOCRAT.
rubllfthml Kvnry frlilay Morning.
TILLMAN a I'KICi:. Proprietor!,
VERSAILLES, i MISS0UH1.
INSPIRATION IN WORRY.
A mnrltfOKe on hla hoti.e was due,
1 In didn't worry,
lln lost 11 lot of money, too,
Ilu didn't wiiii'y.
Twas his iilillomipliy. yon fcu
To always nay unci cheerful be.
Others tnlKlit fret and fume not lie,
lie didn't worry.
The: man ho owed the money to,
tit; did worry,
To pull thut heavy burden tlttcimh
Ilcj did worry.
Ills children must lie elnthed and fed,
Ho hustled for their dully tircncl;
In spile of all the wise ones said.
Ho clld worry.
So It In, my cheerful friends,
Homo must worry;
Vnr your lack to tnaltc amend
Some must worry.
You dc elde with merry grin
That to worry Is u sin,
But It often means to win;
Homo must worry.
M. L. Ilayne, In nhlcngn tlPcord-Horald.
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1 I 111 IT
BY VIRGINIA NILES LEEDS, j
T1I1C train liacl stopped at. Kunsas
( ity In i' breakfast, and my
hitherto uneventful unci tiresome
journey was cheered by tin- .sight, of
u iri'liy face.
There liucl been mnn.v fact's on the
way, mid they had belonged to the;
lair hex, lull they were not fair. One
hail belonged to a great grenadier of
u female, in a .sort of woman's busi
ness suit, who 1 1 :n I bullied her hus
biuid, a jinny, vvoiild-tliut-l-vvcrc-ilead
little limn, all the va from SI. I.otlis;
and another was a middle-aged spin
ster whose features possessed an un
usual amount of anility. They had
been more of a damper Hutu an in
spiration on the journey, anil the
sigh of relief that I heaved as they
reached their respective destinations
was chorused by my fellow-travelers.
Therefore it can be imagined what
feelings enine oer me. when return
ing from 1 1 iv railroad-station break
fast and seltling invsclf once more in
my line n-driipcd revolving chair, I saw
come aboard a slemlcr figure in black
cloth ami fur, with great childlike
blue eyes and an abundance of Huffy
golden hair. I am a susceptible man
at all times, but if I here is one thing
in th" female line thai makes my
heart go faster, it is the coinbinat Ion
of baby-blue eyes. Huffy hair, and
fur.
She t nine aboai tl just as I returned,
ami about three minutes before the
train was to start. II may seem
strange that my susceptible heart scl
up such a beating when the fact is
made known thai my golden haired
licautyvvas not alone. Ilcrcoiiipanion,
a creature of the opposite ses, was
not a pi i'mhi whose lnok-i I fancied.
Ills mom-1 ache was too blonde and
too swicping, his hat too glossy, anil
his scarfpiii too ilabng. Altogether
there was a look about him as of
ii man whose worldlv goods did not
come in him through weary loll anil
plodding, bill through more vagrant
and less laborious methods.
1 found myself devoutly hoping lie
was not her husband, for the innocent
face and perfect apparel of the little
blonde showed all refinement. She
was just the kind of a trusting, im
Kiispecting little woman to be taken
in by a deceiver and made to believe
that his money and his jewels came
from legitimate sources.
Jle sell led her comfortably In her
chair, which, as rare luck would have
it, was next to mine, and was about
to remove his lustrous hat ami make
himself at, home, when he started up
suddenly and asked: "Did you get
your trunk checked?"
"Why, no," answered the pretty
little blonde, turning upon him a
Hturtled, childlike face, "I didn't,
Charlie!"
"What! And almost time tostart!
Here, give inc. your ticket, quick, anil
I'll see to It at once!"
She began fuinb'ilig in the little
steel bag she wore al her side with
excited, trembling lingers, while I
chafed at the delay. Presently she
found the ticket ami handed It to
lilm.
"Don't be long, ( harlle!" she, called
plaintively, as he rushed off with the
ticket, "for vou know hovv dreadfully
timid 1 mil!"
She leaned forward In her chair
and began peering out of the window
Ah the passengers returned one by
one from their morning repast, she
turned 'illicitly, half rising each time,
hoping that each was "Charlie."
Hut he did not come; ami each sec
ond, I knew, seemed an hour. Then
a dreadful thing happened. The con
ductor shouted "All aboaid!" and his
words were followed by the prelimi
nary jerking of the ears. Another
bccoiiiI and we were gliding over the
ruiUS 1 glanced ut the poor lUUe
; HOW I MET AMY
S4N
blonde A teirliietl cxpre -ion was on
her lov 'iy fat"', then putting her hind
buck upon the cht'li, i-'.c pre, cd her
htindhci chief to her eves ami begun
to crj.
Such pit", ro.f up In my heart hs 1
had never felt before in my life. This
poor child, so pretty, so timid, alone
and helpless at the very outset of her
journey! It was really awful, and I
was for olfeiing her my services at
once, lint, no! that would never do.
A In hi I the best thing a man can do
for a stranded young woman is to let
her alone. She was probably upset
uiough without linvlng a strange
man address her. So I just sat and
watched her with my heart In my
my eyes.
Was it possible, I began to ask my
self, that her companion had played
her false'.' Had he purposely delayed
the checking of her trunk, or hail the
train really started without him? His
appearance was certainly against
him; but, of course, as I knew noth
ing whatever of their circumstances
or relationship, it was hard for me
to come to any conclusions. However
I am afraid I ditl not give "Charlie"
the, benefit of the doubt.
The poor little blonde held the
handkerchief to her eyes with shak
ing' fingers until the conductor came
in. His cry of "Tickets!" caused In i
to take it down, anil she looked up at
him willi the most woe-begone coun
tenance I have ever beheld.
"Your ticket, .Madam!" he said un
feelingly, as he stooped over her.
"Oh, I haven't any! I haven't any!"
the began, looking at him beseech
ingly. ".My cousin took- it to get my
trunk checked, and the Uain started
wit limit, him!"
The conductor was a brute. He
heard her tearful story without a
spark of sympathy, and then re
marked cooily: "The rules of this
road require passengers cither to
I'liml up their tickets or get oil' and
and walk."
"lint what am I to do?" she cried
helplessly; "I haven't any money, nt
least only forty cents In my bag, and
I simply must get to Wichita to
night!" "That won't go down," returned the
Impudent rascal; "You'll pay your
fare or you'll gel off."
This was more than human nature
could stand, anil with my blood boil
ing I rose up in 1 1 iv wrath and said:
"This lady has (old you precisely (he
truth! I myself witnessed the whole
thing! I saw t he gentleman take Ihe
ticket!"
The face that turned to me was
sweeter than an angel's. The tears
stood in (lie beautiful eyes, and a
high color had risen in (lie poor little
w bite t hecks.
"Oh, thank you, Sir! Thank you!"
she cried; "how good of you to come
to my a .sKlanee!"
"You must allow me to actually
come to your assistance!" I answered,
drawing a roll of bills from my
pocket and subti acting the fare
from Kansas ( ity to Wichita.
"Oh, you are too good!" she ex
claimed, drawing back; "but, really, !
couldn't "
"1 cannot take no for an answer,"
I returned lirinlv : "I iii-isl upon titl
ing this lor you, .Madam."
She blushed ever so sweetly, and as
soon at- the leering vv retell id' a con
ductor pas ril on, she began Ihsiuklp
me in the most charming way
possible.
"Such a dreadful thing never hap
pened me before," she began, with a
little lisp that was too fascinating for
words. "I have never been anywhere
alone in my lile. I am u, but being
an only child, papa treats me as if
I were but ten. lie cannot realise
Hint I am a woman!" Here she drew
lierscll up and assumed an immense
ainuiinl of dignity for so small a
person.
I wus perfectly curried away.
The long journey, the ever-jolting
cars, the dearth of beauty among
the passengers, and then this bright
apparition were quite as da.ling to
me as tin' lirst ray of sunlight to tin
man who has dwelt in caves. She was
a most enticing little creature, and
the more I gacd the more I realized
it. Her complexion was pure pink
and white, and the simplicity of her
dress only added to her charms.
"Do you know'," she said frankly,
after she hail told me about being
!.MI and never having traveled alone,
"I feel as if you are an old friend.
I!ut," she went on, her eyes brighten
ing and smiles playing' about her
mouth, "if you are not, an old friend,
you certainly are a good one! Why,
truly, I am not under such obligations
to any one else in the world!"
I begged her not, to mention It.
Then she went on again; "You
really must tell me your name- It.
isn't proper for me to nsk. Is it! -because,
just as soon as I get to Wichita
I want to return the money you have
loaned inc."
I handed her my card, and she read
aloud:
".Mr. Shirley Hall. Why. what a
pre fly name'. II is quite romantic,
isn't it'.' Shirley Is llkt,; the tmiucs
vou read In novels, and Hall is nice,
too!"
"You are very kind," I said, feellnj,'
tremendously Haltered.
"I suppose I ought to tell you my
Mkiuu ill rct'.'i'ii, so you will kuow
whom th - money c i - fniiiV" slit
usked with her head :. i - s..h'.
"liy all minus!" I pn-w ,c.l with
out loss of time,
"Amy Dyer," vvn the lepi.v.
"Oh, thnl's pietly, too," I 1 1 i d,
".Not as pretty as yours," slit
argued.
"Yes, yes, much' more so!" i In
sisted, "Would you mind, .Mr. Hall," was
the next question, "If I should ask
where you are going?"
"To l.a .luiita," I rcpnuiled.
"Oh, dear," she exclaimed, "I was
in hopes you were going to Wichita,
too! Why"unil she turned her bright
eyes full on me "why don't you
come on there? It isn't so awfully
far from l.a .Inula!"
For an Instant the mad Impulse to
do so overcame me, anil my hand
sought my pocket to extract the ex
tra fare. Hut my common sense re
turning, I withdrew it llrmly. .My
business was in l.a .luiita; in fact, I
hud appointments there from tin'
hour of my arrival, and there was
absolutely no reason for my going to
Wichita. I did not know a soul not
a stick nor stone in the place.
.Moreover, the doctor hail recom
mended Colorado air for me.
lie had not saitl a word about Kan
sas.
"I should love to," I returned, "but
Indeed I cannot. However," and I be
gan to tremble as I put the question
"perhaps, on my way back, you will
allow me to come to see vou in Wichi
ta?" "Indeed I will," she answered with
evident pleasure; then she wrote out
her uncle's address for me, which I
rccognicd ns the most fashionable
quarter of the place, and told me 1
must not fail to come.
I placed the address carefully ir
my ca id case.
Our parting was In be when vvt
reached New Ion. anil before that
hated tiiue we hail a ino-t charming
conversation.
She told me nil sorts of little things
about herself in the most refreshing
original way. and before long sin
ciit 111 have twisted. me up into bow
knots and lied me annual her neck
with her fur boa. Hut, then I swear
I have never iiii'I a woman mule fas
cinating from that day to this!
lie fore parting we had a jolly lit 1 1 r
dinner together, and as I did the or
dering, you may be sure nothing was
wanting. Although she dcmiirreii
and hesitated. I held out. and it
would have done your heart good tt
see the way she regarded a quart
bottle of champagne. It was the lirst
time she had ever tasted "fi." and
her description, that it was like
drinking a "bumblebee," made uu
laugh heartily .
Oh. what a Hip that was! Shall I
ever forget il '.'
finally Ihe dreaded hour arrived
and she must galher up her lit t It
traps and change for Wichita. I as
sisted, with a tugging pain al my
heart. Suddenly I surprised a look
ill liei blue eyes. I had been stoop
ing to piel; up her inulT, and it being
clover a 1 1 it ii I than I thought, I came
up rathci sooner than either she oi
I expected. She was looking down at
me wistfully, yearniimly. anil there
was a tear. I decline, mi her eyelash
All restraint departed from me
The happy bonis we had spent, Ihe
rapid Intimacy of a railroad journey,
anil the prospect of parting, all con
spiicil against me, and grasping liei
little I d inside the mull', I held it
firmly and whispered:
"Amy!"
She gave me one long, lingering
look anil returned the press.. re
softly.
"Thank you again." she whisper.!,
"and don't forget me! Oh, proii..'i.
not lo forget me!"
I promised, and then she was gniii.
Heavens! How lonely it was with
out her! How dingy the cais. hovv
arid the view!
I could find nothing to interest me
and even the recollection of lief
brightness only served to make nn
more dismal. lie fore long tin- con
diictor came through again. It
seemed to uie thai his sneering conn
tenanee was mote sneering I ban evei.
Hut I bore him no grudge.
"Well," he said with a grin, stop
ping by my chair, "did you find out
who she was?"
"Certainly." I answered stiflly, "It
was Mis Dyr, of Wichita."
"Miss Dyer nothing," lie said with
scorn. "Miss Dver. Miss l-'lyer. Miss
l.yer!"
"How dare you?" I deuiaiulcil hot
ly, "and what do you mean?"
"Oh, narthin'," lie answered, c iol
ly, "only she's the cutest hnly bunki
on this road. Her husband, him with
the whiskers, runs a brace faro gauii
over In Kansas ( lty, and another in
Wichita, and she's his puller-ln, that's
all! Iietter look for your purse, Mr.
Dyer."
I did so nnd to my dismay It win
gone!
"Hut whv the devil, man. didn't yoi
tell meV"
"Dli," he said, with a wink, "yoi
seemed so willing to he bluffed wltL
your Miss Dyer!"
Ah, me! (ioltlen hair and eyes sr
blue!
I promised my never to forget
liur und 1 never have! .V. V. Times
K A SAC AND
I lull filler Keokuk.
The various t r i Imjs of the Sac and Vox Indians figured prominent
ly in the history of the settlement of the states liorderinj; the upper
Mississippi. They were of the Algonquin family, and were divided
into a larj-e number of classes, their villages being; distinguished by
toll tits of various animals. There was no central government, anil
different sections of the trihe were at times of different minds. Such
was the case dining the Mack Hawk war in iH.j, when Chief Keokuk
and his followers remained faithful to their treaties. The trihe now
numhers about i.ooo, divided between Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma.
ANCESTRAL HOME OF YALE.
Cbureli Wlii'i-e I n I e rn 1 1 Founder
Is lliil'leil One uf Olilmt
III Wllll-M.
When the prince of Wales who
takes a genuine Interest In things
American - waH at Wrexham, In
Wales, a few weeks ago, he made a
point of going to see the old-fashioned
church there, which Is so closely con
nected with Yale university, says a
London paper. The remains of the
founder of Yale He In I lie churchyard
which surrounds the venerable pile,
and only a few miles away stands the
ancestral home of his family from
which Kllhu Yale's father went away
with the pilgrims to the now world,
(n the quaint old Welsh village of
Plas-yn-yalo, which lies amidst the
wooded slopes of llryn Hxly.s, there
Rtlll urn folk hearltiR the historic name
The hones of the founder of the
great American university lie close to
the north porch of Wrexham church
which, by the way, was restored by tin.
authorities of the university not many
years ago. On his headstone there Is
this quaint Inscription:
Ilnrn In Ann i 'en, In Hump" bird,
In Africa liiivelnl anil In Arlnvwit.
Whin- loin-; lie llviil mid tlillvrd. In Lon
don ili'inl;
Murh i;oid, soint 111 lie it Id, mo hop iil'.
i veil
Villi that hid mill In merev's ;;i,ne t
llcjV'l a
Wrexham church was built In 1 17-'.
which puts It among Ihe old parish
huirlies In the kingdom lis chlel
slory is Its lower, from which the
beautiful lotd's tower of the parlia
ment buildings in London was to a
large extent copied. The bells which
lang In the Wrexham church are
ramouH for their age and for the
leuuly ol their tone. They were
mentioned by lieauniont and Fletcher.
Trinclx nf ii Murk.
This ntory comes I rout Germany, or.
at her. Poland. Last fall a Polish noble
man c.:iiight a stork and attached a plate
t) its neck on which was Inscribed'
'I lata: ch onla ex I'olonla." This spring
the same stork was captured In the
nobleman's park. About Ifs neck wan
the plate and a packet. The packet con
tained peveral ronis of great value, and
the plate was further Inscribed: "India
Him tlonls remlltit Polonls."
How I'lniilM lli'initlii I'prlKht.
It a flower-pot Is laid on its shin the
stalk of the plant growing In It gradu
ally curves upward until It resumes the
vertical position. This Is called goo
tropic ctirvuture, and the question Is by
what means the plant l:i stimulated to
change lis direction of growth. One
theory avers that movable starch grains
In the plant cells full to the lower side
an thi position Is changed, and by their
pressure Inlluence the mechanism of
growth. Itecently Mr. Francis Darwin,
In Kngland. has succeeded In accel
erating the tendency of a plant to curve
upward when pluceil horizontally by
subjecting It to the vibrations of a tuning-fork.
He thinks the shock of the
vibrations affects the niovciuenla of the
Uracil grains. Nature.
.lutlllnK t.
"GnU," said the clerk of tho summer
hotel, "you're inuklug too much nol.se.
Mr. lmgliani, the author, Is in the next
room, and he nays ho can't write."
"Thut so?" replied one of the royster
erji. "Tell him everybody knows that."
-Philadelphia Press,
Hete-il In 1'iiKlaiiil,
"Can you chungu a Hoverelgn?"
"No, sir; 'w uo ubbushIii." Town
Topics.
FOX VILLAGE.
FAMINE IN TIMBER TREES.
Scnrcll) nf WiiiiiI Snltnlilr Inr Mom
fuel urliitf I'liriifinea firiMtlitir
(Sreiiler I Inch Yenr.
It will he hut a few years heforft
durable timber becomes very much
dearer than It is at present, prcdlcta
the llaltlmore American, flood chest
nut ami white oak posts aro worth
now iri cents each, and red cedar posts
0 cents apiece, undressed, and are
hard lo get nt that. Ten years from
now the supply will lie very much
less. No more profitable use of land
can be made than to plant walnut,
chestnut, oak, hickory, spruce, nBh,
maple, poplar, willow, locust and oth
er trees that have a value in tho arts
for their timber. Plnnt the rough land
to trees. The eucalypts nro now
grown In the southwestern portion of
our country more extenslvoly than any
other exotic forest tree.
These trees aro originally from Aus
tralia; they nro known there under the
name of antlfever trees, as by their
rapid growth and large amount of
foliage they nhsorh the poisonous
of the Hwamps, making tho air pure
and the climate healthy. In Cali
fornia, Kansas antl Indiana tracts ol
hind several thousand acres In area
have been planted with seedlings ol
the eucalyptus rostral a for fuel, rall
roid lies and for windbreaks. On ac
count of their rapid growth they make
desirable iihado trees for the dwelling
and pasture lots. In niairy parts of
Hie southwest Ihe eucalyptus are util
ized to advantage to fiirlnsh shade In
pastures. If set along the fences and
along tho Irrigating ditches they can
he made lo protect the cattle In the
pastille without at any time Inforfer
lug vvlih farm work. Seedlings may
be had from the nurserymen In 100
loli at five cents each. There are some
30 dllfercnt varieties, and all of them
are said to grow equally well In tho
middle or southern stntes. Plant the
hillsides In forest trees nnd farm the
low laud.
Mlicrnnt limrels.
Locusts aro not the only migrant In
flects In July, 1 8H0, a swarm of small
beetlen passed over ltomershof, In Hils
sla, whle.li was two miles long, one and
one-third miles wide, and over 20 feet
thick.
Ilrre'a n llnre Kior,
If one buys a handsome teaspoon lb
Loudon il Ir delivered wrapped In a
piece of paper and those who are so
grasping as to ask for a box nro told that
they "can have a box hut It Is not usual,"
unit when one sees the box, made ot
course brown struwlioard, hound at tlm
corners with tin, It Is easy to seo why it
Is not usual. Chicago Tribune.
The lien! Plnre for II.
"The flytrap, Urideet? What have
you done with it?"
"Sure and I put It In the woodshed."
"The woodshed! Oh, llrldgutl And
hi'"
"I thought It would catch more file
there." Philadelphia Telegraph.
A l''nmoii Hell,
The famous bell at the cathedral ot
Rouen, Frunce, known as the "Hou
vell," lias become cracked. Tho bell
hns rune the curfew for a period of COO
years without Interruption. It Is im
possible to repair It, nnd tho townspeo
ple are much distressed at their loss,
Will tilxtt T-'rrr 'I'lekrU.
Free tlckett to theaters, art gullerlca
and museums aro to bo given to working
pcopln by tho Horlln Society for tho Kn
couragemeut of Art Among tun Working
ClaJJaea.

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