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DAILY CITIZENFSUPPLEMENT FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1800.
A CELESTIAL CELEBRATION.
John la on a trwes,
Tanglefoot host toft,
Hardly. Tut too day
ItMlitins ri gay,
H- If John Him In
lib ernt'kon ti the din,
I trin kH bttr,
Let hi plclnil it main;
Heunt thi fiitflf Hcn'ttiut
He will only go tlimiiKh tho minimi ex
prienco of mi innuiiUTnMo caravan ut
white men who think tin Fourth of July
vu inHtitutfHl NMN'inlly for tho iM-m tit of
bftrtonriore anil tho distraction nf a fniice
loving public. Fukd C. Uavtun.
HIS FIIIST ORATION.
ICopyrUtbl bj Ainerk-su Pres. AN'liitln.
"I'm glttin' right duowu 'shinned o' this
'ere village o' Bedford," said Squire
Whitcomb, in his usual explosive man
ner, laying down the law to his cronies
as they stood In front of tho ptsttiiAlce
on the evening of July 1 wailing for the
Stage that brought tho daily mail nt
harp 7 o'clock every evening. "Might
daown 'shamed. We'vo had throe Fourth
o' July now, hand runniii', 'tltout a mite
o' celebrntin', an' 't looks n cf"
"Dun't nee hnow yu tnuko tlmt notit,
qnire," drawled tVlcg Sawyer, who
kept the drug Hture, where one could buy
nearly nil the fancy g.s sis tlmt tho exi
gencies of country lifo demanded. Tho
lines of trade were Hhmiily drawn in
Bedford. There wmm "tho hture" tin one
side of the village square, and there wiih
the drug store on the other. Vim went
to the one for nccewiflos, nnd you went
to the other for luxiirii-s, including pat
ent medicines. Mr. Sawyer wwt the
recogniied wit of tho village, and the
squire wm the liest checker player, and
they respected each other accordingly.
"Wa'al, why not?" snnppcd tho squire.
"Haint we had three Fourths nnow i
"Thet's jest what I mean, squire. Yo I
my we've hud three-fourth of July, V j
I callate we hain't hed quite one-thirtieth
"Pili!" (aid tho sqnlro, testily, "dun't
be etch an everhvttiu' gawp." But the
bystanders roared with ghw, and Sol
Bemis slapped the squint on tho hack
with a heartiness that would have lb sired
A leas sturdy citizen, Hhouting, "IIel ye
thar, squire." Mr. Ilcmis was reputed to
be worth five or six thousand dollars.
Mil could venturo to take lilicrties with
the other great men of the place.
The squire was angry, hut ho was too
discreet to show it. "When yo git
throngh a hnw-hawin' et yer foolishiii-ss,"
be said, "I'd like tor finish. Per three
year, naow, wn hain't hed no duin's on
the Fourth o' July, 'n' I call 't a tnrua
tton ahamo. Tain't accordin' to the con
stitution. What's President John Adams
aay? Don't he say tor tire cannons, 'n'
ring hells, V kick up thunder?"
"That1 all rlirht. squire," said a. I
Bernia, "an' 1 ain't a savin' but you're
right. Bat there ain't n cannon in Bod
ford, since the boys hunted tho one we
bad four years ago, an' Mew oil Main
Btone's left lumd. An' ye know the
Dominie said 'twas a Je.lgincnt fer
ringin' the meetin' haouso bell fer a
"Yes, yes," said the squire, hastily,
"I know, bat I kind o' notion the people
0 Bedfonl hain't willln' ter pay, 'n' I
call it unpatriotic. Naow, ef the folks
II git together 'n' bev a ni-al up-an'-up
doln's, I'll start a suliscription fer tor
ol an ii sLirrro nil aquiu ok tui
Ha had (track the nail on the head.
Hot a man In the group was willing to
be called unpatriotic, bnt dollar and
estita were reverenced in thecotnmanlty.
Will lic Sold
i I iv
They wavered, and, after a pause, little
mat VTane, me snoe:nal;or, nskod doubt
fully, "Hnow much air ye goiu' to start
ii ler, squiror
"Wa'al, I'll give five dollars," Bald the
It was a bombshell. Before they went
to sleep that night more than a score of
good women had declared that Squire
Whitcomb would die in the county sr
honse, and that it would serve him right
for his sinful extravagance, He had ac
complished his purpose, however, and
there woni to be ''dom's" that would sat
isfy the most enthusiastio villager. The
other men were not to be put to shame,
and, though none of them subsorilied so
extravagantly as tho squire had done,
nearly fifty dollars had been rained, a
oommittoo appointed and arrangements
made, ror a grand celebration, including
an oration, a plcnio In the woods and a
display of fireworks In Hie evening. The
time was short, but none, of It wits lost
in spreading the news, and the arrange
ments after nil were very simple.
The squire's extravagance was tinder
stood, though tho elder people, did not
condone it, when, as chairman of the
committee, he pniosed that his son,
young Tom Whitcomb, should bo the
orator of th day. Everybody know In w
proud he was of the boy, but nnliody
had expected that he would resign the
position of orator, for which he would
naturally have been chosen, iu his sou's
favor. However, tbero was nothing to
say against it. Tom was a junior now
lit college. Like many another x nu
llum s son (tor the squire was a poor
man), ho wan earning his own education
right manfully with what help his father
could give him. Ho had not visited Ids
home for two years now, for he would
not spend money fur pleasure when he
needed it for luniks. They nil rcmcm
IxTed him, though, and they all liked
him, for a manlier, brighter, kinder
hearted young fellow had never grown
up among them.
Old Mrs. Whitcomb thought there
wivKii't another person in the village that
waited for Tom's arrival on the evening
of the ltd with so much pride and Joy
and such u delicious choking in the
throat us she did. Mothers always think
things like that before they learn, and
sometimes they keep on thinking them
even after they le arn, for the mother
love for a young mini is sometimes strong
enough to overshadow the recollection
of younger emotions.
There was another person who was
hovering ns tremulously as Mrs. Wliit
comb was Is-tween smiles and tears mid
the squire knew it. He ami Tom had ;
had many coiitiileiitinl t.ill.s lictorc the
Ihiv had left home, nud he had rcmcm
licred one of them particularly well,
though he had kept Tom's strict right
"II1HIJJ dKNTR.U.I.Y r0 KNOW," SAID TUB
"Father," Tom had said one night, a
week or so ls-fore his departure, "I don't
fifl as if 1 ought to go away without
speaking to Susie Camplsdl. She I"
"Well, well," said the squire. He was
tho leading lawyer of tho county, and
though he was m1itic enough to talk in
the vernacular when he was among his
cronies, ho talked pure English when
occasion called for It. and it called for it
when he was with Tom. He hud great
Imiies of Tom.
"Well, well." ho snbl "So that's the
wny tho wind blows. I rather sustss-tsl
it, but 1 knew you would tell me when '
you got ready to. Now. Tom. is this j
renllv a serious mutter?"
"Yes. sir," said Tom simply.
"Then yon must act for yourself. N't
Nsly can wttle such things for you, hut
I can make a suggestion. I don't want
you to give her up, for she is a good girl,
ami I'll lie very glad to have her for n
daughter if you nro lucky enough to get
her. -Have you smkcu to her yet!"
"Not a word: but I think she knows."
"1 presume so," said tho squire, "(lirls
generally do know. Now soak, my Isiy,
if you think l-st, but I do not think it
would Isi Is-st, and I'll tell you why.
You have four years of hard work ls-
fore yon. Play all you can without in
terfering with work. That is trim wis-
lorn. Uut If yon engage yourself to
Susie or any other girl"
"Father! said Tom, reproachfully.
"Yes, yes. I know," said the squire.
"lut 1 am only telling you general iirlri-
cIpliM. If yon are engaged to he mar
ried you will find that it will Interfere
with your work and play both. 1 don't
say you wouldn't ucved in life. I think
you would, but you will sntvcod much
better If you will give as little thought
as possible to this. 1 don't say you ought
to forget her. bnt think of her aa some
thing to Isi won after you hnvo gradu
ated. It's fairer to her and to you."
"That Is all trao enough, and I ran see
it," said poor Tom, "but supposing some
"1 will keep an eye on her," said the
squire, hastily, "and If them is any sign
of anybody taking your place I will let
you know at once."
"That is a prnmiso," said Tom.
"It is a promise," replied hi father,
"Then I will do u you sny," mild the
youngster, "hut it la very bard."
"I know it is," (aid the squire, "hnt
there are many bard things for yon to do
before yon will reach the full measure of
manhood, and self denial is good train
ing for you, alwayi providing that there
Fronting on Main and Valley Sts,
at Auction, Wednesday, July !
IH!!:1 ljumiiM iiiiiipi '!niii!r-i'ii!i!ti .iii(ir-y
Is good and Hiilllcietit reason for the de
nial. And you must roincmlier always
that you come of good old New Knglitud
stis'k, and your forefathers were never
afraid of trials or hardlii."
So the lad went away without a word,
hut he couldn't keeji lii.,ey,. from speak
ing, mid Susie's eyes, though not ns lsild
as his, were aliuo.t ii eltu. iit. At least
he thought so. And the old squire, true
to his word, watclus) her closely, and
the tuorii In- watchcl her tho Is-tter
pleased he was with Tom's prospivts In
life; but he would not for h farm have
let Susie or auylKiily else know what he
was doing. It cost an effort to keep the
secret from his wife: but it, was Tom's
secret, not lu.
And Susie? Well, Susie was n Yankee,
too, and generations of discipline and
Self repression had left her an inherit
ance of will power greater than one
Would look for in so young and so pretty
a girl -a mere slip of a thing, but slowly
maturing into a strong, good woman.
SUo eric .1 when Tom went, ami wished
in her heart th.it he ha I spokyn, but she
thought she und'Tstood it.. she did,
and she was brave ami loyal. .
"It will ls nil right when tho time
conu-s," she said to herself.
The coach came up to tho postofflce
door a promptly as usual on the evening
of the ild, and there was tho usual crowd
I awaiting it. Tiiere was even tuorii than
j tho Usual crowd, for many of the vil
lagers, men ami women, old nud young,
I hail come Hvially to meet Tom. It was
j astonishing bow popular he was. Among
; them yon may lie sure was Mrs. Whit-
coiub. dressed in her very Ih-sI, mid utter
ly unable, while she wait. si, to keep the
tears ot Joy from her eyes. And when
the broad, tall yunginau IoiiihhI instead
ot cmiiiH-u down rmm the scat ImwiiIu tli
driver, ami catching her in his arms gave
her her first experience of a licardcd kiss
(tint squire had always shaved i, she fairly
bmko down nud cried ami laughed us
Who could tell tho Joy tbero wns in
that plain, comfortable old village house
when, after tho crowd hod nil greeted
and welcomed tho young fellow, tho
squire mid his wife went home and sat
down to supjier with the sou who had
mer given them one moment of sorrow
l i,u lir..'
I could not dosrrilmit, any
,, tllin ,!,, wri, ,ut f ,,',
dnmtiiw there were for sumier. Every
(ingle thing tlmt Tom hail ever said he
likisl to wit was on that table.
When sups-r was over and they had
talked for an hour, tho gissl old lady
said: "Now, Tom, yon want to sco some
of your old friends, I know. Why don't
yon go out for a little while?"
THKY HAD NKVKH IIKARD SUCU A BMtlX'H
Tom did ws nt to go ont. and ho thon glil
he never had wanted anything else quite
SO much, but ha looked at his mother
and remembered hnwiho had looked for
ward to his coming, all the time that she
hml been tolling and taring to help him.
and he leaned over and kissed her, say
ing! "No, mother. My friend can wait
till tomorrow. This evening belongs all
to you." "
It wm too much for the sqntre. He
had all he could do to keep from going
war and kissing Tom himself t bnt New
England habits were too much for lilm,
ami he compromised on a most remark
able coughing tit. Ho had seen Tom
looking around at the lHistoluVedoor, and
had known what the diMipHiiutment
was when he noticed that Susie was not
tbero. Ami be never had been so proud
of his son as he was when he heard him
apeak so to his mother.
"If that girl dis-sn't accept him, I'll
disown her, said the squire to himself.
lie had looked on her as a daughter si
long that he forgot how hack bunded the
The "doin's" next dav wero on n sojdi1
of mngnili.-eiico that Bedford had never
Is -fore equaled. A platform had lx-on
built on the village green, and everybody
living within five miles assemblisl te
hear Tom White nub's oration. He had
planned to go early in tho day to the
Widow Citinplicirs little cottage and se
cure Susie's company for the day, hut
had Iki-ii thwarted must vexatiously.
He was the great man of the day, and
tho first js'unlty of greatness was a call
from tho committee, who came in n Issly
to do him honor just ns ho had decidi-d
that it was late enough to venture on a
morning call. It was manifestly impos
sible to treat the committee discourteous
ly, iiml, chafing terribly, he had submit
ted to being escorted, after a solemn
palaver, to the scat of honor on tho plat
form. He consoled himself as well as
he could by thinking that Susie would
certainly lie there, uml that after his
(jssvh was over lie could wok her out
If my reader thinks that Tom Whit
comb's speech waa spoilisl by what he
saw from the platform he has a is sir
notion of what sort of miin Tom was.
Yet there Is no question but that he wns
(orely distressed. Bight in front of him
sat Knslo, looking even more gloriously
beautiful than he hail ever dreamed she
would 1st. She was flushed with pride
and grout Joy. Her eyes sparkled, and
she was dressed better than she ever hud
been ls'fore in her life, though, of course,
Tom did not know unything about that.
She looked nt Tom in a way that if he
hail understood it would have made liitu
wild with delight.
Iiut(he didn't understand it Next to
Susie sat a handsome, stalwart man, at
least 1)0 yours old. He was elegantly
dressed In city clothes, mid Tom knew
ho wns a stranger, and Susie chatted
with him, and lnnglusl ami whists-red.
and turned to look ut him every time she
appiunilisl Toms speech, which was
every time nnyWly else did, and alto
gether she wus ls-having disgracefully.
However, Torn had a duty to perform,
and necessarily, Ixdng Tom, he did it
magnificently well. The oldest men
there agreed tlint they luul never hourd
such a sjHNvh ls'fore. And after it wns
over, while tho audience wus singing
Hail Columbia, Tom slipped uwuy and
There the old (quire found him. half
an hour later, in his own room, writing
a letter. He turned when his father
came in, and, with (lis eyes flashing, he
(aid sternly: "You made' me u promise,
sir, and you hnvo not kept It." You eee
Tom was a gissl son, bnt he hud grown np.
"I don't romcmls'r that I ever did
tlmt," said the wiiiIik, much astonished.
"You don't remeinlNT."R.iid Tom. bit
terly, "Didn't you sny you'd let mo
know If nnylssly else v:is paying atten
tions to Susie t 'ampin 11;"
"lertJitiily I ilnl," Mud tho (uuiro. still
"Will, who is thnt man that Is with
hiT now'" demanded Tom still more
Then It wns his turn to be astonished.
for his father loo'icl at him blunkly for
aiiioiiifin.und Ihcn dioppod lutoa chair,
inugmng so Heartily he could not speulc
units lier ii'icle, lorn, ho sa Id. aa
noon as he could in .imaiid his voice.
"Her unci,.!" exclaiunil Tom blunkly.
"Yes. The Widow Cmmls'lVs vounmtr
brother. Ho came on lroin tho west lust
Monday. They haven't seen him before
sine hit was n little Isiy. They any he
mis mime nail a million out there."
Uut Tom didn't hear tho lost sentence.
Whnt s r.,,.1 I mi. I" I,.. ..l.l ki.
father was half throngh, ami snatching
m his list Iu-" rushed out nf the house.
Ana lie rm ma Susie within ten niiuufr
'V ,' ,r..-
ttm j'.Zr M.sVavU-'Jjmli'
THE MOST DRAMATIC OF INDE'
PENDENCE DAY ' INCIDENTS.
The Author anil tha Chief Advooate of
the ileolaratluii of Inilependsnve Their
Dsaths Wera Bo Itemarkable Thst
Many Saw a rrovldenee In It.
Beyond question the most interesting
fact in the history of Independence day
is that the man who drafted the Declara
tion mid the man who hUxmI at his side
wheu ho introduced it into congress, and
who predicted with accuracy its future
fume, died upon the sumo day and ex
actly fifty years after completing tho
greatest act of their lives.
They differed in almost every element
of churnc tur, yet lmth wore iirtlout patri
ots, upright law milkers, and, in their
ways, able statesmen. Tho Massachu
setts man, with a i'uritnnicnl education
and inherent distrust of universal suf
frage, and tho Virginian, of extremely
lils'i-al training and uiilKmudcd faith in
loiuocriiey, worked their way to exactly
the same conclusion in regard to Orent
Britain and the colonies. They stimd
together like brothers while the wnr
lasted, then iMraine tho heads of null
i-iilly ilmering pat-til's, nnd wero not
reconciled till ago had exiled their am
bition nnd retirement had allowed ro
setitincnt to die.
They probably agreed more nearly as
to religious questions than any other.
John Adams called himself u I'nituriuti,
and posterity has agreed to call Thomas
Jefferson a Deist, yet it is iiuiHmsible to
define with any exnclness how they dif
fered as to the attribules of Ood or the
moral government of the universe.
Adams certainly said the harsher things
of Calvinism, but that was probably ls
cause he lived where Calvinism won still
the ruling Hwi-r; and It Is amusing to
note thai JelTersoti, who never ssiko of
auyjuan's religion when ho could de
cently avoid it, was long ami vehement
ly deiioiiucsl hs a blasphemer and
"French infidel," while Adams wus
popular'" regarded unorthodox.
The p.pulur iii'tinrt, however, was
sound: the mind of Adams was reveren
tial -to a decree far greater than that of
Jefferson. Some old writer has summed
UP their alliance in the Itevolutiou, for
different reasons, by saying that Adams
wanted the existing lilierti.-s of English
men sit'iired by establishing n greater
nnd Is'tter England iu America, while
Jefferson wanted it new system, Mot nnd
branch, to Mvtint tho absolute lilicrties
of human nature.
John Adams was horn Oct. fl, 17111.
nnd Thomas Jefferson April a, I7 :ij the
former also lived a few hours tho later,
his nge at death being within three
mouths of HI, while that of Jefferson
was but t!l. Jefferson was ail extreme
blonde, Adams somewhat darker; the
former was tall and iu youth somewhat
ungainly, while the latter was rather ls
low the medium size. Unulv knit nud
graceful from Ills youth. Their friend
ship seemed to increase till the js-ace
and thev corre.qsiudisl freely: but ill
their first service abroad each had an
experienco which even then indicuted
that they wen- soon to ls political oppo
nents, tho narration of which Is both
amusing and instructive.
John Adams, us tho first American
minister to England, was, to put it blunt
ly, snubbed; Thomas Jefferson, on the
contrary, wus received with enthusiastic
welcome lit the court of France. The
former denounced itoorgo III and his
ministers, but. Isstowcd high praise on
tne iintisn government and lssmle: tin
iulter passed King Lotus A.1 1 over with
something very like n sin-cr, and niilcd nt
hisqiiit'ii. V hen Minister Adams, aftet
long delay, met (tenrgn III for the first
time tho king said abruntlv:
"Mr. Adams. I wish you to understand
thnt 1 was tho last man to consent to the
indes'ndenco of America."
Adams made nn equally brusque re
ply: "i nave no iceiiug or aUectton save
for my own country."
"An hotn-st man will have no other,"
reotne. the king, and so they soon be
came gissl friends.
When Minister Jefferson waa intro
duced to Louis XVI and Marie Antoi
nette, his queen, they overwhelmed him
with compliments and good wishes for
"our dour allies, tho Americans," to
which he replied with only ofliclul cour
tesy, and wus soon Intensely interested
in the signs of tho coming French revo
lution. It was plain, even then, that
Thomas Jefferson Would defend thnt rev
olution. That Adams wanted a stronger cen
tral government for tho United States
and Jefferson a turgor measure of local
Independents) is a fact known to all.
Two parties formed, and then came the
French revolution und roused political
passions to tho boiling point. If the two
had been superior to human nature and
intent on remaining friends, their furi
ous partisans would not have allowed It.
They exclianged only the coldest omnia!
courtesies.mnd for thirteen years did not
correspotid. The Indignation of Mrs.
Abigail Adams over a wrong done to her
on, John (jtiincy, was indirectly the
cause of reconciliation. She asked for
an explanation; Jefferson wrote and con
vinced her that he wns in no way respon
sible, and soon the old confidence was
Thai harmonized, the two old states-
Mead Advertisement for Terms, etc.
men nnd patriot! descended hand In
hand, as it were, to the grave. On the
evening of July 8, 18i8, it became evi
dent tlmt Jcffenou was dying. A little
after midnight he revived and remarked,
"This is the Fourth of Jnly," Early in
the forenoon he became unconscious and
soon after noon expired within one hour
of exactly fifty years after presenting
the Declaration to congress. About 8
o'clock the same day Mr. Adam waa
roused by hearing the shouts of the peo
ple in a distant grove, celebrating the
ilay. llo mentioned tne race ana aaaea,
"Thomas Jefferson still lives." Soon
ufter he breathed his lust.
As tho slow mails of those days spread
the nowa the ieople were overcome by
tho great coincidence nnd remarked that
heaven itself hud sot the sen! of Its high
approval uiioa their grout work by call
ing home on its first semi-centennial the
author and the chief supporter of the
Declaration of Independence.
J. II. BRADUb
A Fourth uf July Declaration.
The Main, ol,l ml.. r heiirt sml lisad,
l..v, Is the Iwnlt-ltnr IliUilitly;
Tllt-Klrl, tier kiiihII hey lintllier Sll j
Ail Anient Im-iT rruin the cliy.
The Imither tll.HlKht he tricky elf)
To pliiy s Joku would Im quite fuutiyj
The Im-or o.n.s n hny hlinlf)
htmihlntiy u..i,sl the towrr ot room.
AikI then i.o,ih nt her f.-t hs laid
llls h.'nrt i for yi-sra lie'il .isn-nl .ItroiUucfX
.in.i ni.tii-n ti sun tin r.uirth da uisus
A Ucclai-titljii of ilfM'!iU.nca
Tits Fuliln nf the ttaga.
It happened once npnn a time, on a cer
tain Fourth of July, thnt there were two
dogs strolling alting by tho wayside, and
one or these tlogs. who wns the proud
jsissessorof u fine curly tail, looked with
much disdain upon his companion, who
utterly lacked that appendage. Thla
conduct wus noticed by dog number two.
who nt Inst gave vetit to the following
"Know yon, my worthy comnanion.
thnt while you look with dlsdsin upon
my deformity, there is a certain adage
olscrved among men thnt a haughty
spirit goes Isjforu a fall, and I warn you
i inn toiiuy, neing ineuny known to man-
Kittii as tne rounii or Jul v. mere are cer
tain bipeds who are lying in wait for
your tall. I win see yon later. So say
ing, dog number two proceeded on his
The boy didn't catch the dog.
Agent tor the Razxle Dazsle Firework
Company Want any family firework
tor ints evening?
Head of Family of Bixtoen-Noi w
maae era ourselves.
CharlM Carrol, of Camltoa.
Charles Carrol, of Carrolton, waa the
last survivor of those who signed the
Declaration, dying In 1834 at the age of
ii is an interesting fact tbat he had
Just been chosen and entered con great on
tne morning or July 4, 1779. On July 4,
1831, tho fact waa mentioned In
addresses that only four of the signer
were living, ur those William Floyd, of
New York, died on the 8d of August fol
lowing, Adam and Jefferson on July 4,
m, and Clisrlt Cnrrol on Nor, 14, 183a.
A HnnMt Imlu.try.
Bunletts Tell. About an Experience That
Ha Onoe Bad.
Yonr mission is to make the world
bout you a little brighter and happier.
If you haven't thought of any other way
of doing this permit me to suggest. If
you have a little place In the country,
that you should keep hen. By all mean
keep bona, I don't keep hen myself.
am foud of easy mission; bnt my neigh
bor doe, and the amount of snnshina
that man throw across my dally path
would be hard to estimate. Many an
hour thnt would otherwise drag heavily
away Is lightened with smile by tha
amusing and at times thrilling and ex
citing drama of "The Man and the Hen."
To watch hlra come out of the house
to drive an old brown hen into the hen
neryI made up my mind that she was
an old imlwcile the first time I saw her
fly upon the fenoe to lay an egg to note
the delicate shadings of thought and
action from easy, graceful confldeno to
sober earnestness, thence to calmness,
then to seriousness, that doepens into
dead earnestness, which passe Into
deep rooted and eternal resolution, with
indications of conscious indignation.
giving place to irritation and human
anger, which In turn and at last sweep
away into one wild, chaotic cyclone of
blind ami destructive wrath that darken
the April day with bricks, clod and
other langua ge, as the old brown ben, a
magnificent blur of squawks and feath-
i, goes banging with cloud of dust
into every door and window on the res
ervation, except the one to which her at
tention Is being most earnestly directed
to sit nt the casement of my lair and
watch this instructive drama of life In
Its varied possibilities is like reading
one of those old, ever new book that we
tore. Most of my neighbor' hen ap
pear to be feeble minded very few ben
are intellectually strong but at time
they display the cunning of manlao.
Especially is tins apt to bet lis case when
they have succeeded in reducing their
nominal master to the condition of one.
Yesterdny my neighbor discovered a.
loose board on the back of hi hennery.
creating an adjustable aperture throngh
wmrn tne restless rowia round egress
Into this world of rare and trouble and
early gardens. While be nailed on tha
board the entire crew of hens walked
sedately out of the door on the other side,
wltlcb he Unci left open. A general
alarm was sounded, and the man' whole
family at lust corrnled the maudlin crew
In the hennery. Then they walked quiet
ly out of the aperture of the loose board.
wmcn be nad left ajar.
No, I do not wish you could have heard
what be said. Indeed, I am glad you
did not. I did not hear it myself. He
was too far awny. I conld see his
month going, hut I conld hear no sound.
I knew what he was saying all the time,
because I used to any it myself. Oh.
yesl I have kept hens. I once, in radi
ant, hopeful days, built a hennery, say
ing within myself: "There is nothing
better for a man than that he should eat
and drink and that he should make hi
soul enjoy gissl In hi labor." And
when the lust sun of that year set on tha
disheartening record of weasles, pip
cholera, rats, red spiders, gnpea, eats,
predatory freemen, bumble foot and
minister' conference, 1 evicted the clus
ter of omnivorous appetite that wan
dered about the place in th guise, of
hens, devouring my substance and all
adjacent substance that happened to be
leit anywhere within fifty feet of the
ground; turned the abandoned hennery
into a preserve for coal, which waa th
dearest thing then in the market, and
"looked on the work that my hands had
wrought, and on the labor that I had
labored to do, and behold1 all was vanity
and vexation of spirit, and there was no
Spoilt nnder tho sun." Burdette, in
In nig Laek.
Billings Jinks is a luckr drsr. Just
think; a dog trod on his font
Thompson What is there luckr about
Billings Why. suimose instead of a
dog it had been a burse or an elephant!
Then his foot would have been mashed
11 to pieces, wouldn't iW Texas Sifting.
0 Iterance cf a Noncntltr.
Mamma Ethel, yon must not allow
Mr. Dorbydnde to say sweet nothings to
Ethel Then you'll have to mink
him, mamma, hi all he is capable of.
Burlington Free Press.
Wasn't Rolitlnf Ills Own.
"now ia Bronsonr Holding his own?"
"I don't know. Hs wasn't tha last
time I saw him."
"Whore was her
"On an ocean steamer." New York
A Ores! Rcccrd.
Laily (calling on friend) Oh. Isn't It
splendid? I have roads six oaBa, and
rou are the only one I've found at home
A Matte cf rial
"Ys see Missus Stookey di'raon'a jritr
"Yss; but 1 bUevss day's tsute."
"Waal. I shouldn't wondah. Her man's
bill poster, anyhow, y know." Har