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I miss you, my darling, my darling;
The embers burn low on the hearth;
And stilled is the stir of the household
And hushed Is the voice of Its mirth,
Th91e rain plashes fast on the terrace,
The winds past the lattices moan;
The midnight chimes. out from the
And I am alone.
I want you, my, darling, my dlarling;
I am tired with care and with fret;
I would nestle in silence beside you,
A nd all but your presence forget.,
In the hush of the happiness given,
To those, who througb trusting have
To the fullness of love in contentment,
But I am alone.
I call you, my darling, my darlin~g,
My voice echoes back on my heart.
I stretch my arms to you in longing,
And io. they fall empty, apart.
I whisper the sweet words you taught
The words that we only have known,
Till the blank of the dumb air is bitter,
For I am alone.
I need you. ny darling, my darling,
Wit-h its yearning my very heart.
The load that (ivides us weiges harder;
I shrink fron the jar that IL mitakes.
Old Sorrows rise u1p to beset me;
Old douibts make their spirits their own.
Oh, come thirough the darkness and
For .1 am alone.
A Matrimonial Crank.
Atlanta, Ga., April 18.-Atlan
ta has a matrimonial crank nani
ed Willian Fleming. lie is a
handsome, dashing man of 28,
about 5 feet five inches in height,
and weighs 140 pounds. A week
ago Fleming, whose home is in
Willmington, Del., went to a board
in g house on Forsythe street. Af
ter making terms with the propri
etress, he asked her how many
daughters she had. The lady was
astonished at the question, but re
plied that she had two daughters.
Fleming then added to the lady's
astonishment by asking a descrip- i
tion of the daughters. After sup
per Fleming entered the parlor,
and there he met the young ladies,
to whom he was introduced. Flem
ing provedl an agreeable compann
ion, and, after conversing with the
younger of the two daughters, he
suddenly remarked, "Well, you
suit me exactly. I like you and
think you will do."
"WVhy, what do you mean?" in
dlignantly asked the ladly.
"I mean I want to marry you;
won't you b~e my wife? you suit me
"No I won't," said the young
wonian, angrily, as she hurriedly
left the room.
HeI next turned his attention to
the other (laughter. The conver
sation had not progressed far
when made her a proposal of mar
riage. This was t- ated like the
Next morning, while standing
on the front porch, a young woman
passed by. Fleming asked some
one her name, and when he secur
ed it he followed her, and after in
troducing himself asked permis
sion to visit her. She referred him
to her mother. Nothing daunted,
he sought the mother and asked
permission to visit her daughter.
His good address necured his peti
tion, and at night lie called up- I
on the mother and daughter. Be
fore 10 o'clock he begged the
young woman to marry him. She
declined the offer, but Fleming was
persistent until the clock struck 1,
when, in order to get rid of the
matrimonial crank, she agreed to
marry him. Her promise satis
fled Fleming and he left. Early
next morning his conduct was
brought to the attention of the Po
lice Department. The 3 young
women referred to appeared as
witnesses, and Fleming was warn
ed by the Recorder that in the fu
ture he must only pour his tales
of love iito willing ears.
-The following is said to be a
sure way of ridding houses an(
closets of that little pest, the ant:
"Procure a large sponge, wash it
well and press it dry, which will
leave the cells quite open; then
sprinkle over it some white sugar,
and place it where the ants are
troublesome. They will soon col
lect upon the sponge, and take up!
their abode in the cells. It is on
ly necessary to dip the sponge in
scalding hot water, which will
wash them out-dead. Put on
more sugar ind set the t)ap for a
new haul. This process will soon
clear the house of every ant."
-W)en Wells was two vears
and a half old, his sister and him
self were watching tieir mother,
who was sick, take a (lose of (uin-!
ine done up in tissue paper. It
being near the national holiday,
their vision was full of fire crack
ers, and the little girl exclaimed,
"Brother, that is a torpe(lo,' and
flew in terror from the room.
But the little fellow waited
several moments, an(l then ex
clained, "Mamma! why don't yoi
--A vers little boy had one day
(loue wtong, and he was sent, after
)aternal correction, to ask in so
cret the forgiveness of his iieaven
ly Father. Iis oftence was pas
sion. Anxious to hear what lie
would say, his mother followed to
the door of his room. In lisping
accents she heard him ask to be,
made better-never to b~e angry
again; andl then, with child--like
simplicity, he adldedl. "Lord, make
ma's temlper better, too.''
-Carrie, two years and a half
01(d, looking out of the window inl
a snow storm, says, "Oh' see all
the dirt coining here! 11cr little
brother, two years older, replies,
"That isn't dirt, that's snow."
"Snow? Why, I fought the angels
were sweepin' heaven." After a
moment's silence her brother says,
"Mamma, if she finks that's the
dirt of heaven, what you s'pose
she finks the clean p~art is?"
-We heard of a man the other
day who was said to be mean
enough to steal a Coat of p~aint.
But he can't eqjual the party who
tried to steal a dog's pants.
Father-"I never' i magined that1
your studies wouldl cost mec so
nmuch money." Student-"Yes.
and I don't study much either."
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