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The news and herald. (Winnsboro, S.C.) 1877-1900, June 02, 1898, Image 1

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RI-W-; EEL
DON'T WORRY.
Dont worrv-though above your head
The threatening ;torm, clords meet,
The rainbow as of yore shall spread
-Itssigu- of promise sweet.
The flowers fled when winter gray
Proclaimed again his cruel sway.
Yet early blossoms smile and say,
LDon't worry.
Doh't worry-though the noon-tide find
Your footsteps falterin,.
Tve-oh 's "lad hopes left far behind;
The day its;joy shall bring.
nhyn unset' radiant curtains fall,
* l ep ankel, ready to the call
of nght. shall \vbisper low to all.
-Don't worry."
Don't worry-though with little gool .
Your e:tger quest seem fraugnt.
Be that hath striven as he could
Has su iven as he ought.
A. nvt how destiny was planned.
The little that we understand
is !o'iucat.witk; the command,
Don't worry."
e
Nobody's Papa.;
A somnbre-looking man wandered
gloomilj from picture to picture. He
had no ca.t dogue, some people prefer
to go without and gaze untrammelled
by prejudice. He was not perhaps the
only man in the room without a cata
logue, but there was that about him
- which iistinguished him -effectually
-ifroni eveireiher human being in that
- rerowd6 No one else looked so utterly
unamused and indifferent as he, though
manywere less critical. He knew a
good picture at once, and gave it a
quick, appreciative scrutiny, while
the worthless specimens he passed by
with a glance of contempt. Presertly
he turned listlessly away and sat down
on the ottoman in the centre of the
room. Folding his arms, he sank
into a brown study. What was he
thinking of? -r wonfd n of course!
Yes; but not a woman that he loved.
Be thought of her as the beautiful
heiress whom he had wooed and won.
She was courted as only such women
are courted, and from all the host of
admirers he had borne off the prize.
He, penniless and obscure, with only
his personal qualities to recommend
him-ah! she must hav e loved .him
t How .beautifil sha -s, and
how sweet-she seemed! A bitter
smile curled the man's lips. Sweet!
she.?was made of muriatic acid. He
ii.,self, to be -sure, was not all honey
and sugar. Men are not-but a
woman! His ideal of womanhood had
- always been softness, gentleness-she
should be a hero worshiper-and her
hero naturally should be her husband.
Gertrude had been accustomed
h e. She had not been willing to
,.."i{ a" had expected apparently
" sloiiba e mlae-slave! She
be. They had scarcely a week of love
and happiness, and in six months he
had left-rer.
"You married me for my money!"
was the last. fatal insult she hurled at
him in her pausion.
- '"Very stldl, madam. I will leave
you your money and relieve you of the
~- presence of :a dlespised husband-for.
everY"
T . hose .were.the last words he had
-ever spoken to her-the last words he
ever should speak. He had left her
theni and there, to her grand house,
with her graadUsevants and her grand
friends, a*ud he had gone to Australia
to begin -life'aieV with only his b)rains
for gaptal . T,e c.apital,however, wvas
- - go' one. 'H had made his fortune,
and he~had come home, yielding to a
Str giel6mniingto see -not her-elh,
no! nor auv man or woman alive, but
to'tAedd'li haftive soil; to revisit- the
scenes where he had spent a happy
boyhood--and then--he should return
to Australia. There he had friends;
--there he~ had laud. It was his home
now. No one knew of his arrival in
* England; no one should know. From
his wife his separatida had been comn
plete. There had been no letters-nio
iniries.~%eeh-other They were as
dead.
~ It was seven years since they had
met and muarriced and parted, and he
did not know if she were living or
.dead. .Os e1&ree be di- not wan$ to
EnQw.: Sle-p-er4aps frvas anxious to
'hearoGf ~i 'eath. in. order that she
might marry somneb)ody else. Perhaps
in time she would assume his death.
He started up. The heat was in
tolerabie. the p)ictures odious, the
peop~le detcstable, their 'caekle unen
durable. "He would go straight out.
He. would not look at another daub.
That one was not so bad, though! In
spite of himself he stopped to look at
. It was~ the p)ortrait of a little girl
-a dear little girl in hat and fur tip
- 'et and onfi standing in the porch of
"conm Ibsxme. 3t was evidently a
tormy winter's day. . Her feet stood
in thin<*,-A~but she'was standing quite
-t il.in an attitade of eager expectauey.
It fascinated him; he looked long and
* enraisdy. Itwas a good picture, but
it en ut altogether its artistic me-its
tht iiae him. The child's face
seemnei to awake some far-off menory
-a '\iemhory tna kept on eluding hiiE
jin~ prpe\ing iatner. Thien at last
it ri to hilli. .I he likeness' was a
in early cheild.hod: she had been his
- oyh l' companion. .He had loved
herdeely:he admourned her lone.
. uo Nelli'. Her name. had excited
Abe hprstYWagreemnenV- betwveen his
anu* d hlimself. He had said that if
.he shuld1 have a daughter he would
ish her to bte called Ellen after this
-s's er of.hzis. His wife had declared
b.t heat that she hated the name.
s it possible that she could be jeal
ons~ even of a dead child? Or was it
sifli)ply that love of opposition which
enided by making their life together
- inposdible.? Ah, if Nellie had lived,
her~oula have had some one to love
ste e one to turn to in his desolation.
T likeness was extraordinary.
Dio von like my nietare?"'
i tned round an:d saw ithe orig
elbow. What a pretty little girl she
was! And how.much prettier than her
picture! The artist ha1 done h.:s best,
but he could not ade:lu*ely render the
light which danced in the dark eyes.
nor the dimoles that caneand went in
the round, rosy cheeks.
"It is very nic', but you yourself
are nicer still," he said with a smile.
How that smile hecame hin!
"What is your na'e?" he pursued.
"Nellie.'
He started.
'It is a cur-ions coincidence," he
said, "that you remind tme of a Nellie
who died long ago."
The child looked up with svnl a he
tic, woidering eyes.
"You weren't har papa, were you?"
"No: I am no little girl's I ap i'"
"Oh!" said Nellie.in a disappointed
tone, and her face fell. "Then it's no
use-I won't tell you. No, 11 won'i
tell you now."
:hen made as if she would go. He nE
lid not want her to go; he took her
lnd. th
"Tell me-oh, do tell me!" he said. pi
"It's a secret--why th*at piv-ture wvas i
>ainted-why I come here every day, se
but I won't tell ycu -no. I won't tell is
you. Good-by'. noboiy's I.apa!" ac
She bounded off like a little colt to Eo
aer mother's side. He supposed she m
vas her mother--a tall woman dressed th
in black, who stood with he' back to ar
Lim absorbed in a landscape opposite- in
"He says he is no little girl's papa," T
:nnounce:l the child,in her shrill voice. SO
The lady hushed her, took her hand m
Pnd led her quickly from the room. tb
"Excuse me, but will you hand me
rour catalogue :oi a mnomle-1t?'
The old gentleman addressed started, b
dropped his double eyeglasses, looked .
somewhat annoyed, but nevertheless l
put the catalogue into the eager hand ca
held out for it. tl
"No. 179. 'Waiting for Papa.' fc
Portrait of Ellen, daugiter of Hugh
Marston, Esq." fr
"Thank you." His hand trembled i.
so as he handed bark the catalogue fr
that it fell to the ground.
"Drunk or mad?" muttered the old
gentleman, as lie stoped, much dis
composed, to pick it up again. w
Our friend meantime, passed through n
the crowdand hurried breathlessly on, e
through the turnstile, down the steps, a
just in time to see an open carriage 'T'
with two horses, and a footman in r<
livery, drive off. In it were the lady
in mourning and little Nellie.
Nellie waved her hand to him, but
the lady averted her ga-e.
"Ia your mistress at home?" v
The gentleman whoasked this qne:
tion of a stately butler at the door of p
a house i- ' - - ar.e Wai..Qc u
-zrrena of the Royal acadei y, iat he
was no longergloo-ny and morose. He
was eager and excited. So great was
the difference which this change of e:x
pression made i-n his countenance that
be seemed another mau.
What name?"
The butler looked at him a little
askanee.
"'Never mind my name; show mec
Teewas an imperiousness about
his manner whtich e-anquered the but
'ler, in spite of the deepeningmvstery.
The visitor was shown in silence
into the drawingroo:n, where a lady
dress.:d in b)lack, a still young and(
beartiful lady, but rale and thin, sat
.with her head on her hand. Nellie
played at her feet, but the mother was
not paying any attention to the child.
She sprang to her feet, and for a
moment a look of the most intense jo~y
came into her face. She seemed as if
she would have fallen into the arms
stretched out to her, but then suddenly
she recoiled, saving, with .hitterness:
"'I will not ac-knowledge for a hs
band the man who disowns my~ child."
''Perhaps he can't hellp being no
little girl's papa," interceded Nellie.
''Disown her! Never! Did I dis
own her when 1 foun d out?"]
"You did a few hours ago, and yonm
must have known. You said it toin
suit me."
"Gertrude! Gertrud.e! How could
I even imagine?"<
He caught upl the child and h:issed
her wildly, passionately..
"You might very easily, and if yon
had ever troubled yourself even to
inquire whether I was alive or deal
oh! to abandon mec like that for one
word-one hasty word-it was cruel -
cruel and brutal !"
"No, no," said Nellie, "he's soirryi
now. I am sure' lie's soirry" now.'
She p)attedl his cheek, dowin whichI
the teat's were running.
"OCh, run away', childi-run away''
cried the mother-. "No, Ican't forI
give you. Hugh, tnot eveni now yon arec
here, though the picture did bring you
-I can't."
She was weeping now, and lie was I
kneeling at her knee.4, imploring her I
forgi"eness with broken. sobs.
Nellie ranl to tell the servants that
her papa had co:-ie hotme at last, butp
mammatd was angry with him b'eeanse t
he said lie was tnot her p'apa.|r
"Oth, hush, Mdiss Nellie!'' cried tile|
nur *e.
"'I ihought who it was wh'len lie
wouln'tgivehisname,"' said the but-t
leT su;ppose they won'i't. want no din
net.'' ob.served the cook sar'castically.j
No. they' wanted no dinner, nor~ one
other earthly thing- -that couple up
stairs. Thtey~ were in paradise, antd
there it would be a pity inot to leaveI
the.-New York Ledger-.V
A Newv Inst rument. I{{
There has been dlisrovered among g
the Ute Indians of Colorado a sort of ti
larinet which is a sweeter and more al
plain-:iv'e tone than any of our orches- ft
tral inistr;uments. The ell'eet of its e
sound, wvaftel up the~ mnon~tains from le
the Iadiat v'ilhages, is desribed as,
beno mua~ ' -
ODDITIES OF FALCON ISLAND.
It I. A.waya Getting Discovered and Ap
propriated by Some Nation.
Far away out in the deep Pacific
ocean exists a small strip of land
which shows that it has decided spirit
and sweet little will of its own, for it
will not undergo allegiance to any
country. (ovcrnments often experi
cnce considerable trouble in preserv
ing the allegiance of people they have
conquered. but as a rule a piece of
propert-y or real estate has been looked I
upon as likely to remain in the same
place for a considerable period of f
timie.
This little island;whieh has received
the name of Falcon island, proves an
exception to the rule, however. No
soon.r has it been annexed than it I
disappears off the face of the globe,
lea. i=ig only a dangerous reef to indi
cate its former whereabouts and coi
ing up in a few years' time, when the
xation ha given up all claim. t
Our old friend John Bull,aways on ste
e watch to increase his imperial em- of
re, wa3 the first to encounter it. In
89 the British corvette Egeria, was Di;
nt on a cruise among the South Sea tat
auds. with orders from the British eat
mtiiralty to seize upon any islands or rat
ral reefs that had hitherto been pe
iclaimed and to take : possession inI an
e name of the queen. Cruising of
onnd ghe noted from afar off a prom
ent island, toward which she sailed. tit
ll palm trees were growing on its to
uthern extremity, which was a coin
.nding bluff, rising 150 feet above da:
e sea.
Having"reported the results o his lo+
yage to the admiralty, next y ar .oi
ey sent out a transport ship, with . of
ders to make further discoveries and of
ports. What was the dismay of the sig
ptain of the Egeria, on arriving a HF
e place where he had the year be
re left the island sporting the Unian It
rek, to find that it had idisappeare.l an
om view. Instead of the beautiful co!
land stancing out so proniineitly ba
on the ocean was a low and danger- yo
is coral reef with the sea btatiug of
ad surging up against it. p
Two years later France, al o seized
i?h the inordin:te desire of annexi"g I he
?w tenitory, sent th^ cruier 'uch- an
auiit to the Pacitic. Cruising cle
onnd she found .her way to Fa'cona- n
he -e, instcad of finding a sanken
vf, litene1 with the foam o, the att
rakers, the vessel's crew discovered po
island the exact shape of the island ba
,tnd by the English corvette in 1S89. n
Scarely two years had passed. away or
ien a brig sent out by France to re- in
sit her possessions found her wity to pe
o'lan idad. It had again disap- foa
cared, it being simply a reef danger- wa
was obiged to give up all -1 * e
possession.-San Francisco (its' of in
- bnicle. sen
When a Woman Should Refnr the
She shotild refuse-him (write'"n
correspondent) when she kliolady neE
liiits to be intemperate, for the his pot
be no unhappier fate than maican bo<
with a drunkard. She should rCge sic
hin. when there is any heridlitary se arr
ease ini the famuily, sa:b' as consai
tion or insanity, which wvould in - ilit
probability show itself andl cause ern
finite misery in after years. Sh jso:
should refuse him when she sees lie i. an
in the habit of associating with bai be
companions, who may lecad him into a
gamlfllin g, drinking and c'ardl-plIaying ga
life. She should ref usa him when' sy faj
knows him to be that dlespicabile I
thing-a male dirt; she shonl rehiert i
hat as he has treated other gir-ls so he j
mafy treat herself, and no womn
rares to lay herself open to suich troat- }
mnent. She should refuse him whei ~
she feels she has no love to give him ~
and not marry, as many girls do.for a s
home; no marriage can be truly huappv c;
without love to sweeten the bonds. 1
She should refuse him when he is pro- Uj
poi)ng' to her for her mo:mey or fro:n
igne. A girl can generally (list in- b
~nish real,love from feigned and even al
f she cares for him should not neceput
im unles3- convineed his motives are
lisinferested. She should not refuse
iim when she really cares for him and ~
ws him to be a steadyv, faithful man, s
. lho will make her happy and1 not
-ase her heartbreaks. whicb,perhaps, c
me of her more brilliant lovers might
ave done. -The Ledgier.
Instruction for D)octor.s. w
T1here is a movement on foot in is
3erlin to parovide free conrses to pahysi.
-ians in whicit they shall be instrawted
ni all thle lawvs bearing upon the 1pro
essiona and its pracrtices. There, as ga
aere, thec youngi man fresh from the s)
miversity dloes not know much and is ea]
n great need (of a post-graduate au
ouirse to ac:puaint him with braihebes w
rf his profession of whlich lhe will th
ome day stanad in urgent need. Ace- w
ording to the plan p)roposedl, those ca
iho have taken degrees and diplomas L
r-e to be suppl'ed with further in- ar
truction1, reeivinj~g elear explanation G3
f the laws concerning accidents, in-- 1
urani'e, judiciary functions and thle br
'ke, qo far as possib!e perfecting hi
beiragnpment for the ardmous and lii
esponuihl dn lties of their profession. wr
'ormerly 'hey pickedn upi this informa- $5
ou ais they went along, with the av
bne f possessing somiie sort of mas- to
iry of it late in life.; now it is to be to
npar.itedl pratialy s partI of thme ro.
alair couirse of study-New York fig
'ribune. 01
-- an
Mule Shippe l in a Crate, 01
Santa Fe No. 6, north bonnd, re- eas
ently carried by express a large'male alc
-ated just as chickens might be. He
eighed 1:250 po;inds, anid was billed
>r Abilene. lie stood mnaje:tic and]
rand ini his nafrro'w box, whiich was tel
lIed with straw and made comfuort- t.ht
ole for his transportation. A large boa
>rce of men was re piire I to lo:ad the
-atc in the express ear, anid whena his Mr
m ars hit -the do: jaibs b- ny
'L AY1 El) HER CO UK .
N EXECRATED CUBAN W N WHO
WA.?WEYLER'S -SPYYr
-n:i Uinz Sacrificed Her Fried'c. Her
1;1-tiv. i and Her Natiii I '-I for
La.v of a Spanisi Officer-Solue G. ' Her
1):eriz~ Exploits -Not a Pleasant tory.
Cuima women have run the gjmut
umsery and suffering for tl' be
ovc.l i.l-and. But here is t story
if a Cuba- woman who sacrifict her
riends, her relatives and her.coi'ntry
o: her Spanish lover.
It, is not a pleasant story-th+s of
sina Dia7, the beautiful, fa cinasing,
tuscinpuiious spy of the bloody Aey
cr's regime. Well for the fair game
> Cal an womn that theie . no
th 1 stories like it. Thro h r in
ion for a Spanish '
>)1 of E
oral- responsibi .
a'trocities comm'
r general may be
this traitress to h el="
cina Diaz is the da .nte of
tz, who owned asinlt tobacco zI
ion near Santiago, Cuba. his
ned a comfortable incoie froi mde
ich, but when the struggle for -.
idence began he left his planta '
1 with his tv:o sons joined the rmy
General Capote. :)me
ina and her mother left their i >me
the.saije time, and went to..Ha n
live.
Nina was a typical Cuban b
zling, voluptuous and entic'
When a daughter of th
es, it is with her whole
i. Nina fell in love w.r
Weyler's staff, a you
infantry, who had
ned to the Spanish in
vaua. Res.
Weyler wanted some
was his thecry that a
was the best poss'
iducted her campa tue
is To tii end
urng officers about lii a . he
their sweethearts to discover.
us of the insurgents. ..
the lover of Nina Diaz persua<<
r to join the Spanish secret seric
throw all ihe ferce of her be I
verness, and magnetis ti
ive country. a
Nina's beauty an si
racted attenti a
pular with
as. On steam
do her prom:en a
upon'the dec
this -A: .o
>ple, and
-maton,
si art
ia Diaz's success was-so s i na1
Havana that Weyler decideT to
d 'er into te-)rovinces to reporc,f
movements of the rebels.
ler first venture was in Santiago,
r her old home. Disguised r, a
r girl, she went about with a s all
>k begging for contributions.for he h
k and wounded of the insur nt b
~ ~. b
undreds of arrests followed. i
s were broken up, unhappy 4( -
and children were thrust into,; -a
1, a trail of misery and sufef' g
death marked the -path -of s: 0
autiful, truel spy., -
une day Nina was caught by a -
i picket in communication wi
anish c4eecr. The spy and ,
auiardug captured, and bron tE
fore the 1o-f of the insurgents.
$ns an4.sang-froid I
t desert .aer. She informed r
)tors that she was the daughtetr
x Diaz, 'a Cuban insurgent, Iwh t
bko wn to be in the neighborho0
wts on her way to visither fathe!
itteclared, when the Spaniard h~
rieed her, and endeavoOrea
aiand th*eats to make her i v
itTheLr was no cedited at Ifrst,
ad tha7et sent for her father1
areeers, and on their arrival shed
Adsgthat evening Nina escaped
de iefcread the Spanish lines. Usmg
nirma ti.on she carried thema,
paniards, n xt morning attacked t[
s ets -and a fearMsauir
By Cubans th nm Niaia
execrated,. h aeNn
But Weyler -leclared. her tha sht
as the only loyal han oK t
land.th
Ralroadi L- i by OW$ Floo]%
It was surprisi oto tb expe'a
mleral officers of othe'Penns
'stem to note th , g t am
sioned by the tee -~ nodasa
d they wvere exceet igly welilp
th the progress m e in :e~p
eroad at the differ.- t places '
ishouts occturred 'r . bridges
riie- away. Geneil M~anagei
>r'ee, Second 'Vice ?es -a dent B
d Thir'Vice Presient Wood
m Supernendent Peck and.
ake, "and other dficers
sy for thr.ee da' inspe~1
es. They foundhat the
L-damaged to thextent :
0,000O,. bridges ad . been 's
-ay on the brancis, anlt
trafic and the rrackage ne
e paia to the Ig Four an
ids will swell tb aggregate da
ure to a vast etent. All the
iio roads suffesd similar dam T
it is now esimated that $1, -.
) will scarcely cover the losseI0
;ioned by therecent flood in O .
n.-Pittsur; (Penn.) Post. 'ci
A Ecurn Shot. V ol
dr. Boarder'.Mrs. Carter, lef ame ti
t yon that if rou want to be up'4o ~
times you'l have to get a ~side.. o
Lrrd. - t
dirs. Carter-And let my tell you, z<
.Boarder, that if you ain't more l
time in .your payments you'll i i.
'e+ t.+ get t s honed --.Bon1:
STRANGE CONFESSIONS.
Men Who save Cozfe:;sr-d to Crirne
Which They Never Coznmmitted.
That a man -on the rack, with eer.
nerve quivering, with every nervc
drawn to its utmost tension, with the
pain increasing in intensity and vio.
lence, should confess himseIf the per
petrator of crime is natural enough.
The prospect of relief from actual pin
is a temptation that binds the sifrer to
the future. But it mayseei strange,
and is indeed one of the most inexplic
able things in human history, that men
have been induced by religions exhor
tations and other means of persuasion
to sign their own death warrants by
confessing crimes actually never com
mitted. Such in England was the
case of John Perry, executed near
Campden in 1661, with his mother and
brother, for murdering William Har
rison, steward for Lady Hampdcen.
- onv against them was chief
' John Perry him
ishment of all.
kidnaped and
years after
the execution..
-In 1812 a man named Russell Col
vin, living at Manchester, Vt:, dis
appeared, and suspicions of foul ' cy
were entertaiued. Public opinion atw
tributed his murder to Stephen and
Jesse Boorn. Still, as there was no
definite ground on which to arrest
them, the excitement gradually drew
away. In 1818, however, a Mr. Boorn
dreamed that he had been murdered
by two men, whom he fixed upon as
his nephews, Stephen and Jesse. The
ghost of'the murdered man even speci
fled the place of the murder and the
old cellar hole where the mangled
body had been thrust. Here a knife
%nd buttons were found, which were
identified as belonging to Colvin. On
this the men were arrested. Stephen
ind Colvin had quarreled just before
,he disappearance of the latter, and
tephen had been seen to strike hinr.
vith a club and knock him down.
In- a short time Jesse confessed that
r6and Stephen, with' their father,
tfter Stephen knocked him down, had
;arried him to the old cellar and cut
tis throat With a jack-knife. He fur
er stated-that the next year they
vay with most of the bones of
adle . Stephen, after a time,
teir victim. .sse's confes
lmittec; the truth of ere convicted
on. On this they i n the
id sentenced to be hangec. -
3th of January, 18::0. They applie<<
r commutation of the sentence,
id, as some believed their innocence,
1vertisements were inserted in vari
is papers for Colvin. Not long after
,rd a letter appeared in the .N
trbEvening Pyst, .signec by a Mr.
ya.wiek,and.. .,
stating that a 1
ightly derangediman named Russell 1
olvin had been there five years be
ne. This was generally looked upon <
3 a hoax, but Jas. Whelpley of New ,
ork,. who knew Colvin, resolved to
>llow up the clue, and actually found
olvin at the house of William Pol
emus, at.Dover, N.J., where he had i
oen since April, 1813.'
Mr. Wbelpley took him to New
ork, the common council gave him
Leans to proceed to Vermnont, and he]
~rived at Manchester on the 22d Ulay
E Decemb er.
The 'iole place.was in a state 'of
ild excitement. People gathered in
-omi all the surrounding country to
se the dead alive. A cannon was
rought out, and Colvin was saluted
ith a discharge of cannon and LImall
rms, .Stephen Boorn tiring the first
iece. There'ainumch discussion,
amne attributing it to the effect of' im
risonment, a'general sort of panie,
error, and others to the injudicious
drice and exhortations of a clergy
ian.
.Franklin Pierce's Ring.
The ring treasured by the descen
ants of Fraaiklin Pierce, president of
he United States, is interesting for
everal reasons. -For one thing, it
veighs nearly a pound.
It was presented to hinm -hy his
riends in California and has no equal
n the world. It is of gold dug from
California mine, the circular portion
s cut into ..quares;-which stand at
ig.-angles to each other, and each is
~mbellished wit-h an odd design, the
ntire group representing~a pictorial
istory of California.
There is a grizzly bear in a menae
ng attitude, a deer bounding down a
lope, an ,enraged snake, a soaring
agle and a salmon. Upon another
quare in an Indian with bow and
~rrowv and a. iatijve mountaineer on
orseback throw ing his lasso. Next
eeps out-a Californian tent and a
niner at work -with his pick. These
lesigns are .surmounted by two
nerican flags, with- the p)oles crossed
Lnd groups of stars in the angleM.
[he part of the ring reserved for the
eal is covered by a deeply carved plate
f gold, with California's arms, sum
aougted by the flag and inscribed
'Frank Tierce" in old Roman charac
ers.
This lid opens with a binge and
hews beneath a square box divided
y bars of gold into ni-ne separate
ompartments, each containing a pure
pecimnen of the varieties of ore found
u the- state.
T.he iniscription within reads; "Pre
~nted to Franklin Pierce, the four
.nth President of the United States."
ring is valued at $2000I.
S A Cdi Night in China.
On~ of the facts that are incffaceaoly
it inL' my memory during j v first
inter in Ne wchwang was the findingI
ione 4mrnn aot New Year's
me thl'ty-five masses of ice, each
ass havg been a living man at 10
lrok t~ preceding night. The
temm .rwas a good bit below
~ro (Fahreenheit). The men had just
ft the opiun~ dens, where they had
ten enleyingL. themselves. Thc !. 3en
r sent then ~o sleep, and they never
kene4NQ 4h China Herald,
Do Yon Know Them?
I'll give you a riddle to guess today
Two pretty curtains were rolled away,
Two little windulows were opened widh
And Lcould see who wa" livim, iuside.
A dear little girl prp.ld out and smiled
A fterward came a nau;ghty child.
And the windows werc dim with a sudden
shower
And the curtains were crumpled and red for
an hour.
,But the sun,eams burst through clouds,and
the,n
The good little girl came back again.
There she stayed, to my bea:t's delight.
Till the curtains fell and she said good
night.
ki u :tw-"s w ^ indows were opened
And e children that live inside?
-Anna 31. Pratt.
An Ainusing Egg Trick.
Here is a trick that will amuse voi.
Puneture the shell of a raw egg with
a pin, and through the hole thus
made extract the contents. When the
shell has beconie dry, rour fine sand
through the pinhole until the egg is
about one-fourth filled. Then seal,up
the hole with wax, and your imita
tio- egg will be as natural in appear
ance as a real one. Then tell your
conianions that you can make the
egg obey your slightest wish, stand
;} on the edge of a knife, the rini of
a ?ass, or whatever you will. Of
course, no-one, will believe you, but
you 'can P:oVQ that you are right.
The .only sgeret, Jis to tap the egg 3
gently every tine you change its posi- 1
tiop, so that the sand will settle at
the bottom, and keep the egg upright 1
in just the position you wish.
-, - I
A Great St. Bernard. 'r
A lady in Newton was drawing her n
tle girl on a sled, just after the h
snowstorm, thyough a long. nar
ea to the schoolhouse, the snow s
o" athei .-n up very high oq each b
ide of the uath, en she me
ay a large go ''
tra ger. .She
urn as she won
laining that the pa was narrow and
he snoc deep, and hat he must turn f<
round and go ba- He listened a
arefully to her exblanation, then s)
sheeled about and walked back a con- e
;iderable distance, rintil he found a j
)lace where the snow had been
;hovelled out a little at the side. In- p
> this he backed, and waited quietly
intil she passed him with the sled and e
.hild. The lady thanke:l him for '
eing so mnuch. of a gentleman; and
e then wheeled about, and started I
gain ou the path.-Our Dumb Ani- ~
al s.
I<
If I Were You, My Boy- a
I would learn to be polite to every s.
od v.'
I' wouldn't let any other boy get p
head of me in my studies.a
I wouldn't go in the company of s
a 1 hors who) use bad language. a
I wa'uld see if I conlan't get people v
o like me, by being civil to every- t
ody.
I.'would never make fun of children <l
>eause they were not dressed nicely.
I wouldn't abuse little boys who I
ad no b)ig brother to be afraid of. I
I would keep my hands and face.
lean, and hair brushed without being i
old to do so.
I wouldn't get sulky and pout when
ver I c>uldni't have my way- about
verything.
'I wouldn't conclude that I knew 1
ore than may father, before I hadt
een sixty milies away from home.
I wouldn't be ashamed to do right<
anvwhere. I wouldn't do0 anything I
hat I would not be willing for every
>ody to know.
I ivould try to learn somethihig use
ful ev-ery day, and whenever I saw
nthing made .1 would watch and see
ow it was done.f
The Rose. Thist le and Shamrock. ]
The adoption of a rose as a national
foer dates so far back that old Pliny
ondered if Albion took its name fromn
t white cliffs or from its pretty white 1
oses.
Ini Edward the Third'streign a gold
oin was struck called a "rose noble."
earing a rose on one of its sides, and
'omu that time the flower has been
itimately associated with the nation.
The R osicincians of the seventeenth
entury, popularly styledi the brothers
f the "rosy cross," 'brought the rose I
ito great promlinenice.
The wars of the roses has reference
o the long and bloody fueds between
the houses of Yor'k and Lancaster for
the possession of thie English crown
-the white rose being the badge of ]
the former, and the red rose that ofI
the latter.
Regarding the thistle,tradition says
that it along with its motto, "Wha
daar meddle wi' mae." was tirst
adopted as a symbol under the fol
lowing circumistaflesr.
A partyv of invading Danes attempted
to surprise and capture the Scotch
army under the cloud of night. As
they drew near the slumbering camp,
oneof the party trod upon a pricklyi
thistle, and leaped into the air with a.
cry of pain. Hits cry aroused the
Scotchmenl, who ftew to arms and felli
upon01 the invaders with such courage 4
ad suiccess- that they were driveni
fromn the field. .
p'rom that day th~e thistle was worni
as a badge, and ultimately became the
emblem of Scotland.
The trefoil; or three-leafe-1 clover, - -
the badge of Ould Ireland, has a story
connected with it also.
St. Patri;s, when instructing the
people in religious doctrines, found
great difficuity in conveying to their
minds the idea of the triple Godhead.
Stooping down, as the people stood
around, he plucked a shamrock and
used it as an illustration, so satisfyimg
to the Irish people that theyhave ever
since worn it as their national em
blem.
With the union of the nations came
the union of the emblems, the lilies of
France in Queen Victoria's diadem
gi%ing place to the -shamrock of the
Green Isle.--Home and Farm. .
How Much It Cost. .
One, two, three! Kenneth nestled
uneasily. Four, five, sii:! - He bored
his tousled b: ow!r h_al deep into the
pillows, and tried' not to hear the
seven.
Lazy litt'e Kenneth! The next
time the clock spoke it said "eight,"
imperatively, and sent him into his
shoes and sto:kings in a panic.
Eight o'clock! Not a tardy mark
et this term, but here was danger
ihead. Oh dear! if 'twasn't so far to
ichool, and breakfast to eat, too.
Kenneth hini-ied braiely, but but
.os didn't behave, and where ccnid
he' other shce be? Where was the
iair brush? If he'd on'y got up at
even!'
After all, he didn't dare Jo stop to
~at but three mnffin-bites anda coky
'hen he scat<hed his- lunch pail from
he pantry shelf and was off. Mamma'
ras up-in the berry garden picking
arrants;- It wouldn't do to run up
fter his goodby kiss; there wasn't a
ninute to sxare. Eenneth was nine
ears old, but how 'he did. mi:s thp
iss!
-He was late to school; anyway,just
y an unlucky minute or two, and on
is way to his seat he could hear Miss
'eriwinkle's pencil point,, hard and
asping, tracing his poor little black
iark., Eenneth's heart sank. No
rize4orpunctuality now.
Wellfit:was a sorry morning, and a
mr..!py is it. Keineth was-too
d too e to study,so
ie to grief. He had to
' tc study it, and lost
rrow part of his dinner
hungry little stomach.
r hisinner pail! It ' -e so s
d comforting; and he, iiffed little
?icy ,consoling smells 6'onid the
ges of the cover. . Didnht he know
tst what was in there?
The-other boys wee getting their
ails, too. Keuneth waved hi -
"My mother puts up the splendi
t dinners in this town!" he cried.
The splendidest in--this-town!"
Somec of the boys object-ed, but
enneth, tugging at the pail cover,
as insistent. - --
"You wait an' see! -Any o' you fel
)ws got spice cakes in your dinner
1' tongne sandwitches-an'--an I
ge c-heese? I guess so!"
'The cover snapped off. The -o'
ered into--an empty pail! Empt-y ~
spoor Kenneth's little hungry
omach! It wasn't his lunch pail at
1. Why hadn't he noticed there
asn't any small ired worsted bow on
e handle? This was mamma's milk
al, and he got it in his hurry. Oh,
ear!
Of course, the boys--being boys- --
ughed at him loudly; and, of course,
:enneth's face reddened angrily. But
e made a big, brave effort and'joinel .
i the laugh. -There was a great
amp in his throat and it was hard
ork squeezing th laugh thn-ough; it
ot caught, and b n:- 9wo pieces.
~till, it was a l yW~Z put his
ands in his pock &.2'alked off,
rying to whistle..
"My mother puts up the splen"
aled one of the boys after him, .but
e didn't get any farther.
Benny Brown's grimy little hand
as clapped over his month.
"No, you don't!" Benny - said
toutly. "Ken's a brick! - I guess
ou wouldn't 'a' laughed at your'self.
ou'd 'a' been hoppin'."
"That's so. So would I," agreed
~nil Smith. "Good for Ken!"
"Let's make it up to him. Come
n!" cried Be-nny, excitedly.
And, when Kenneth went back to
s desk there was a generous dinner
pread out on it, waiting for him.
'very boy had shared hits choicest
its. -
So, you see, Kenneth wasn't hungry
rhen he got home to mamma at night,
~xcept for his missing kiss. 'But he
as ever so much wviser..
"You see, mamma," he confided to
er aside, "it don't dlo to be a lazy
ones. It's dreadful 'xpensive."
~outh's -Compainion.
Milit3ry Cats Out of a Job.
The military provision' cats which
ave hitherto been maintained by the
~ermian government at its provision
~toes and-magazines for the %eetrue
ion of mice, 'at an annnal'cost. per'3A1
f 18 marks,. are.to be dismissed fr.om
he service. *. It has been- fotud by
~xperiment that more mice and rats )
,an~ be killed by th-e 'oeffer bacillus -*r
vsteni of inoculatin5'-nuce at a much
inaller cost. By the Loeffer system -
which has been-effectually-tried both
n a large' and s.mall seal, i.'.gricul
ire and -in various piublie--depart
aents) solely by infecting -some food
laced for mice and -rats with.- a cui
ure of a certain ba'cillus, liar.ni*ess to
verything but these- rodeuite, the-l.tt-.
e, soon after 'eating of -it, die, gid
efore doing so spread the ectio
tong the other mice --

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