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MV OLD FRIEND IS NOT HERE.
I hark to the harsh discordant notes
Of clamorous toll and strife,
X drag my feet through tho dust and heat
Of tho broad highroad of life;
But I catch not the sound of a well-known
And the road Is brown and sere,
.And my eyesight blears with unshed tears
For my old friend Is not here.
With a backward glance and a wavo of tho
He has wandered far away
To a land that lies under cloudless skies
Where tho sun shines all tho day;
And his form Is lost In tho hurrying throng
That gathers from far and near,
And I miss the grace of his kindly face
For my old friend Is not here.
But I caught a glimpse of that unknown
As myxoid friend hurried through
The outer gate .where the dear ones wait
For the pilgrim who Is due;
And I know that tho sun shines all the day,
That tho flow'rs bloom all the year
I shall miss his smllo through the after
while. For my old friend Is not here.
S. Q. Laplus, In Ohio Farmer.
BY CAUL bMITH.
Tho section foreman's boy, red of.
hair and freckled of fnee, offered to
show him tho way to the church, but
he declined the proffered courtesy, pre
ferring to walk up the railroad track
until ho should get tired of the jaunt,
when he would stop at a cattle guard
and rest, and then return In time for
dinner. Church going had been an un
known quantity with him in the city,
where there were great cathedrals in
half a dozen different parts of the
town, and he hardly saw the occasion
for departing from custom simply be
cause his exile in the little country
town was so uninterestingly eventless,
lie started with a swinging, athletic
club btride up the Hue of grael, there
fore, and the section foreman's boy,
palpably starchy and awkward In hii
Sunday clothes, went hurrying down
the street from the station, his red hair
crimsonly signaling his approach to
the little frame church while he w as yet
a great distance away.
Kennedy was the new telegraph op
erator. He was an aspiring fellow and
an Intelligent one, and some day be
loped to be n ttick dispatcher, and pos
sibly, after reasonable lapse of time, the
superintendent of telegraph. He spent
the" long and lonesome nights in read
ing on social economics, and he knew
more about the history of strange and
peculiar things associated with govern
ment than almost anybody whose name
or fame is now suggested to mind. He
was the chief telegrapher of his fli
ps' n of the Mi, ifihcrs' 'a1rr v-'a-i
wh dimil in t1! c -v 'nirii'i - jwi
he w.is till' in n who Mil V t'n I
hJJI'Plh- S Ml 1 I - I ! IJ.r i' 'l M
ldlll UK (l (I I . llll'l P 1 fill!'
OS 1 III "'IK 1 )f 1 1 l I'llT ' I lit ! .
of th' din ion t ho it'll! h'ghli iji i i
und usuallv thev sent him as their
lodge delegate to the sessions of the
international convention. He could
nrgue uplcndldly'artd he said he was an
agnostic. . 4 ." . '
As he walked Tip the track this Sun
day morning 'the Sabbath feeling
teemed to'fise, up as though to offend
against lira' reasoning and reasonable
agnosticism. Across the fields ennfe
the mellowness of a church bell, and
seeming far, far, far away. Its sdjmd
was the sweeter for the distance.; X)vcr
to the right n farmer's wagon was
creeping along the section line road
ns the filcek brown horses dragged the
family toward the place of worship In
the town. Around the curve ahead of
him there rose n quiet rumbling, and,
looking to see what unexpected train
was bearing down upon him, he re
ceived the hall of Michael Doolan, fore
man of Section 43, several miles up the
parallel line of rails, who, with hia
men and their women and children,
was whirring along in the direction of
the little parish church toward which
the redheaded boy had sped several
minutes before. The men were on a
hand car. to which a little fiat had been
attached, and this flnt accommodated
tho women and children.
"I suppose it's all right for them,"
vKcnncdy murmured, as the twin caw
disappeared around the other bend of
the curie, "but that isn't for me. Re
ligion Is a good enough thing an In
dispensable thing, indeed, but It hasn't
got around to me yet, and It never will.
It's n good, handy thing to have for ths
purpose of swearing people in courts
nnd Impressing Ignorant persons whote
characters require some sort of ballast
of mysticism, not only for their own
comfort, but for tho safety of tho
public. Such people, without a weight
cr anchorage of some kind, would rat
tle nround nnnoyingly and eien harm
fully to others. I wish I could believe
ns they do. Doubtless it is a comforting
thing to be ns they are, but "
And he closed his statement of opin
ion by picking up a stone and throw
ing it at a rabbit.
'He walked to the cattleguard, and,
resting, returned, and found he had
vastly miscalculated distance and time,
and that It was still very early in the
day. He looked about and saw the hand
car on a siding, and it nuggestcd some
thing to him. Kennedy prided himself
on beng a. liberal sort of per.son, and
the .thought came to him that it would
be u fair and reasonable thing for him
to drop into the little church, just to
show that he had really no feeling
i against religion. He found the white
,t painted structure with the cross over
" its queer little cupola, und, entering,
took the rearmost seat. The services
were nearly closing. He looked forward,
over the hends of half a hundred de
vout worshipers, at the priest in vest
ments, which although Kennedy did
not know it he had brought at groat
labor from the city, for the parish was
too poor to support a resident pastor.
He noted that the worshipers seemed to
consider every movement of the be
gowned man as to some especial import,
and genuflected and crossed themselves
and murmured unintelligible utter
ances, which he took for prayers. It
was very interesting, and in his heart
he wished that reason might show him
how to be ns happily satisfied with the
priest's teachings as were these.
"If a miracle 'could be enacted in
those old days, why should not one be
performed now?" he inquired inwardly.
"Oh, no. It is all opposed to sense and
science. Faith?" for he had arrived
in time to hear enough of the sermon to
know that the priest had discoursed on
faith "yes, by a miracle I could have
His self-communion was interrupted
by the sound of a silvery voice coming
from the gallery above his head.
"O sulutarls!" the hall rose pure and
sweet such a voice us the ngnostic had
never before heard. "O snlutarisl" and
the church was tilled with the wonder
of a music which caused him to think
that an angel nuug, quite ignoring the
fact that according to his philosophy
no such thing us an angel could exist.
He listened as .one entranced, and he
left the church with his very soul brim
ming with the joy of that heavenly so
prano. The next Sunday he walked up the
track again, but only n little way. The
section foreman's boy had invited him
as before to accompany him, but Ken
nedy hesitated, and, hesitating, was not
lost. Now, however, us he again looked up
at the cheery hail of the happy passen
gers of the handcar, he hesitated again,
and this hesitation sent him churchward.
He took his former seat in the rear, un
der the odd little choir loft, and to-day
a new priest talked, nnd, strangely
enough, of the "Miracle of Faith." As
though answering a question of Ken
nedy's the clergyman said: "Who are
the believers? The greatest of all the
great in learning, statecraft and ma
terial advancement. Presidents, prime
ministers, men of mighty mind accept
the divinity of Christ and if these
men, wise enough to be great, and great
enough to be honest, accept by faith,
why should you or I cry out for a
miracle to be enacted for our special
behoof. There are many millions of
people in the world "
Kennedy could have told him Sow
i ' 'lit ri"lt h iv i 'r n im tt
i-l ' v tii i ilnn h it' i m 'or
In ti lb.' til III li I .'.! I
it'll 1 -1 I '" II 1 ' ,i' I llll,
nr'ii i im i , ii i il it n ii ' in n
of inlluitely greater responsibility and
vaster temptation gladly andgratefully
take as a boon?"
"This," thought Kennedy, "sounds
reasonable, but I cannot blindly accept
their belief on unsupported, unwit
nessed sentiment." And as he thought
upon it the voice of the soprano rose
In glorification. It wns what he had
waited for. It filled him with great
happiness. The undeserved miracle
was beginning of performance.
Every Sunday after this he came in
after tho others and took his back seat.
Her voice had sung him almost into the
acceptance toward which the reasoning
of the priest wns powerless to persuade,
lie seemed to partake of the feeling of
the singer. He exulted with her in the
Latin prnlse of the Redeemer. He
Varned the words, and they rose almost
to his lips as she sung. What a woman
she must be I What a heart of purity
to well up In such witness of the might
of Christian love and Christian mercy!
He had never seen her, for he was an
ngnostic, nnd he could not yield the
stubborncss of his unbelief to ask about
her or to even wait in the church to
watch her. ne came Into church late
nnd he left early. He was an ngnostic,
But wns he?
One day after the services were con
cluded he advanced past the half-hundred
humble worshipers, nnd, greeting
the priest, said: "Fnther. I want to
come into the church." His heart
leaped with that acknowledgment, and
the little edifice seemed filled with the
glory of the Shepherd of the lost sheep.
Suddenly, from the organ loft, which
now for the first time was visible to
his eyes, came the swelling sound of
that heavenly voice in some song of
He looked for the singer. It wns tho
section foreman's boy.
And this was his miracle. Chicago
More Than lie Wished.
Suitor How much dowry will you
give your daughter? ,
.Father A thousand for every year
of her age. '
"And what Ir thtt?" -"T,hirty-e!ght,"
- . - t
"I'm afraid that's more dowry than
I care for." Filegende Hlaetter.'
"L'ook"hprel" said,IJrown to'hls bet
ter half.- "I'm just slck'of Jtrtreatjng
these nnimnls better thnn you'jo doiV
me!. When the ptigjlled whnt dicl'you
do?"i , ,
VIieIIUo, it stuffed. ,,
"Yesj.btlt vv ould you do the I mr.ch for
me?" Illustrated Chlns.v.v 'if
CLEVER ANSWERS PAID WELL.
Instance, la Which They Won Promotion
In Civil and Military Life.
A long list might be given of men
who have owned their advancement in
life to a clever answer glvon at the
right moment An account of how
two of them managed it may be ap
propriately given just now. One of
Napoleon's veterans, who survived his
master many years, was wont to re
count with great gleo how he once
picked up the emperor's cocked hat at a
review, when the latter, without notic
ing that ho was a private, said care
lessly, "Thank you, captain." "In
what regiment, sire?" instantly in
quired the quick-witted soldier. Na
poleon, perceiving his mistake, an
swered, with a smile, "In my gnards,
for I see you know how to be prompt"
The newly made officer received his
commission next morning.
A somewhat similar anecdote is re
lated of Marshal Suwaroff, who, when
receiving a dispatch from the hands of
a Russian sergeant who had greatly
distinguished himself on the Danube,
attempted to confute the messenger by
a series of whimsical questions, but
found him fully equal to tho occasion.
"How many fish are there in the sea?"
asked Suwaroff. "All that are not
caught yet," was the answer. "How
far is it to the moon?" "Two of your
excellency's forced marches." "What
would you do if you saw your men
giving way in battle?" "I would tell
them there was plenty of whisky bo
hind the enemy's line." Raffled at all
points, the marshal ended with, "What
is the difference between your colonel
nnd myself?" "My colonel cannot
make me a lieutenant, but your excel
lency has only to say the word." "I
say it now," answered Suwaroff, "and
a right good officer you will be."
Hard Work Will TelL
One often envies greatness, overlook
ing the hardships and struggles passed
through bofore the place of honor has
been attained. When we read of the
lives of distinguished men in any de
partment, we find them almost always
where they uro through hard work.
We henr constantly of the great amount
of labor they could perform. Demos
thenes, Julius Cannr, Henry IV., of
France, Sir Isaac Nowton, Washing
ton, Napoleon and many others, differ
ent ns they wero in their intellectual
and moral qualities, wero all renowned
as hard workers. Wo read how many
days they could support the fatigues
of a march; how early they rose; how
many hours they spont in tho field, the
cabinet, in tho court in short how
hard they worked. Harper's Round
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Kansas Crrr. Ma, Jan. i.
CATTLE Ilcst beeves I S 50 & i 00
Stockcrs 3 SO ii 3 tf
Native cow 2 2J it 2 81
ROUS-Cholce to heavy 3 00 l 3 3i
SHEEP 2 IS 3 40
WHEAT-No, 2 red 93 ii V3U
No. 2 hard "0 80
CORN No. 2 mixed. 17 a 17tf
OATS No. 2 lulled 16 13 17
RYE -No. 2 33 43
FLOUR Patent, per sack 2 40 w 2 60
Fancy. 2 25 ft 2 35
HAY-Choice timothy 8 00 (3 8 50
Fancy prairie .6 00 & 5 60
DRAN-(Suckedi 8 S 40
UUTTEU-Cboice creamery.... I'H'A 18H
CHEESE-Full cream 10H3 13
EOGS-Cholce 1- Q 13
POTATOES 2J ii 23K
CATTLE Native and shipping 3 50 h 10
Texans 2 0) it 410
ROQS-Heavy 3 01 a 3 60
SHEEP-Falr to cnolco 2 W 3 S
FLOUR-Chotce..... 3 01 3 10
WHEAT-No. 2 red 00 a SI
CORN-No. 2 mixed 21 20fc
OATS-Na 2 mixed 17 17ft
RYE-No.2 - 35 38
BUTTER-Creamory 18 2IM
LARD Western mess SCO a 3 Tin
PORK 7 20 7 4)
CATTLE Common to prime... 3 60 5 5)
HOOS-Packlntr niid shipping. 3 20 3 41
SHEEP-Falr to choice 2 60 3 00
FLOWR-Wlnter wheat 4 60 A7
WHEAT No.2rftd Oi 4 W3
CORN-No. 2 23a retf
OATS No. 2 " 10 4 19V4
RYE.' 17K 39
nUlTER-Creamery...". 15 20
LARD - 3 91 6 3 70
PORK..., 8 60 0 65
CATTLE Native Steqrs 3 87K 6 00,.
HOQS-Good.to Choice. '. 3 60 3 DJ
FLOUR-rGood to Cholsej..,..S 7 4 15
WHEAT-No. 2 reiI,.r.r,..Uo .Ka M
corn-no2 .;i:.hu..'.t. 'si
OATS-No. 2.... Id Vfrr.n.M) K; 30
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What purines the
9 THE KIDNEYS
PURIFY H BLOOD
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