WHY IS IT SO.
Some find work where some find rest.
And so the weary world goes on;
I sometimes wonder what is best;
The answer comes when life is gone.
Some eyes sleep whien soime eyes wake,
And so the dreary night hours go;
Some hearts beat some hearts break.
I often wonder why 'tis so.
Some hands fold where other hands
Are lifted bravely in the strife;
And so thro' ages and thro' lands
Move on the two extremes of life.
Some feet halt yhile some feet tread,
In tiveless march, a throny way;
Some struggle on where some have fler
Some seek, where others shun th<
Some sleep on while others keep
The vigils of true and brave;
They will not rest till roses creep
Around their names above the grave
She Took Him.
At eleven o'clock yester(lay f'ore
noon a couple of excursionists tool
seats on the east portico of t1(
City Hall, directly under the win
dow of the Chief of Police. H E
was a bean-pole looking chap ol
23, with dust an inch deep on his
back, and she was an auburn-hair
ed angel of 20, wearing a solid
shoe, iind chewing three quids of
gum rolled into one. For a long
time they sat and looked at the
fountains and sighed and were si
lent. Then he tenderly queried:
'Hanner, isn't it dreamy?'
'Yum,' she answered.
'I could sit here fbrever,' he
'I don't believe I could--I'd be
More silence and sighs, and
then he took her elbow in his hand
'Hanner, I'm hungry now.'
'Didn't you bring a biscuit a
'Hungry for your love, Hanner
not for biscuits. Hanner, s'posen
we s'posen a case.'
'S' posen I knew a .Justice of the
Peace who would marry us?'
'T wo dlollars.'
'Hanner, (do you doubt my lover
I've got 75 cents, and I'll hunt up
the Hlarker boys and borrow the
'0, I can't; you know my folks
don't like you.'
'Hanner, hitch this way till I
talk to you. S'posen I bought
y7ou candy, and peanuts, and wa
termelons? 8'po)sen~ you realized
my great love, and (concluded to
hitch to me before some other girl
captured the prize? We'd gently
slip (down these steps, turn the
corner of this stately edifice, walk
to the shop1)of' a 9Justice, andl you'd
haeme and1 I'd have you.'
'0, (dear, bult pa would rave.'
'Hold on, Hanner. Your par
neednt know it-no one will know
it. We would keep it as silent as
the grave until I had made your
old man respect me for what I am.
Gimme haif a show and I will
make y'our par foller me round like
a calf within a year, and your mar
will fairly love the go-rund T walk
on. Come, Hainer, let's slip.'
'Hanner-laLnner ! Think of t he
romance, the love, the Instery. the
tendernes8, the gold watchevs. and
diamonds, rings, and silk dresses.
'Why, next year, when woo
cIomnes off. Dont I own forty acre
of land? Dont I dote on you
Would I ask you to slip around i
I didn't. love you above the bes
hoss inl our. country? Hanner-, le
'And you really love-1
I Then they slipped.
They caught sight of a six foo
farmer coming up the walk with i
big cane on one arm and his wif<
on the other, and the girl slid foi
Michigan Avenue, and the lovei
for Griswold Street, the lattei
whispered to hiisel , as he do..lge<
through the City Hall.
'That's her old dad, and h(
knocks oxen down with that. club.
A Mol)I.1. LovF LE'i-ri.-GrOve
town Ga 6-20-84.---My Dear Hon.
ey I have just laid aSide my wo r
pind have taken Iy pen in my
hand to show you that. I do think
about vou in fact the troible is to
keep from thinking of you all the
time this afternoon just before com
mencing dinner 1 felt so lonelv
that I did not know what. to <o
now as I never had such feelin(r
betore I saw you I cannot help hut
think I must be in love well if* I
am in love with you I am sure I
have no need to be ashamed of it
you see when I got the potatoes
and was about to have them for
dinner I just thought how nice it
would be if I was just doing that
for your dinner and mine only in
our snug little house when are you
ging to get your license I think
You are so long about it I aint in
a hurry but then I would like to
get married if we are going to do
it at all and not be fooling away
all these short summer evenings as
A SAn, SAD CAsE.-Bill Simnp
son and Jim~ Dobson are two Aus
tin society young men, who have
heretofore lived by their wits ; they
have no money of their own, but
manage to live by borrowing and
gambling. Not long since Bill
Simpson's rich uncle died andI left
him a fortune. Shortly afterwarp
he met his old chum D~obson who
"What has conme over you, Bill ?
Before you came into possession of
all that money you were the jolli
est fellow in Austin, always in a
good humor and full of fun, but
now that you are rich, you sit
around as if you ha~d the toothache.
What has come over you, any
"Oh, Jim, you don't know-you
can't possibly realize how it hurts
a fellow to have to spend his own
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aneywv Groceries, To , Sears5, Far
mer' ar v: dware, Gardet Seeds &c.,
We keep Stoves, Crockery and~ Tin.
ware. at tiard ties prIices.
Thanking the p)ublic generally' for
their liberal patr'otage in the pas't, we
hope by close attenttion to butsiness to
mterit a cotntinuamnce of thte samte.
Country produ~ceQ b)ought at highest
market picefo t~'cash.
Itemiember our muotto) is uck sa les
atil short profits. Givv. tus a ca-I.
OWNBE fl iCOSl~)..
Jan 25--8mI5.sy, ..
Gii~;OLD3Sen 0C~t o
roval, valuable b)ox of sml o'l h
wdil put yon in t he way of making more
money mi a fewv days thatn you1 ever
thioughtt possile at anty butstiess.CapI1i
tail not reqtuiredl.We wvill start youi.You
eani work all the tme or in spare time
onuly. Thle work is nuiiversally adap~1ted
to bo0th seXes, youtng attd old. You can
easily earn ftrm 50 cetnts to $5 every
even'i'hiat all who want work miay
test the business, we make this tunpar
alleled oil'er; to all who( are not well
satistie~d we will send $1 to pay for' the
;trouble of w:-itinug its. Full particulars,
d1irection,et'..sent free. Fotunttes will
be madeo.. by those who give their whole
titme to the work. Gteat success abso
tritely sure. D~on't delay. Start now
Address STINSON & (do.. Portland
Maine. m..y 2n ty
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