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From out each yesterday of lif«, I btiii! we all jrl'-an prccvotn store, Some go,din rny. some .U.v'i.-i/ be.t no, T- iinj i.ur pathway o'er and o'er A'. make the heavy burdens i",s, 1 n.it ever round un crowd ami press. Thrice dark that day wh i« u Descends arid leaves no parting Of g. *ra purpling glory tin re to u me: The radiance of its dyin-.' bea n No holy dew distilled and sweet To cool the path for blistered feet. TMce blest tho heart that fondly glottis K.tch nt„*ht o'or some dear treasure won, Thatcou itt its little store of wealth A'jd hujt.s its blew intra one by one And hoar,U them with unconscious ,*iv«*i Against tho darkening time of need. Each yesterday should consecrate Some loving to'. en from a h^art Mftjha some tniie lightly held th.iso w 10 c.i e,,.s, d.d iher To tin re with icate. y iow .Mm r•: A 1 wre..th o ich shadow with («jd -n.-Ht. A *hen the swiftly Rlidia? hours siiall all b? number? 1 in their pi 1.1 treasure bright shall bo our i i hoi I with sweet uii lyiti',' Rrac 1 )C h')ur« liv sweet st Sticr-Ti.se fe Sum* 1 ivs bright marked in l"tt" Helen N. lVwkard. in Springfield Republican. i-O A i'.ASK IXURATK. JBxperiano i of a Pino Creek Mna with a Pet Boar. It I* No Troubla to liaise Them, Hut Don't How (Sruirt Itellri'reii Over to the Enrmy Uis l-oster Motlior ami Her Children. "I don't know what other peoplo might do under tho circumstances," said Lewis Shaffer, of tho I'ine crook country, "hut if 1 should come across a hoar cub in the woods that thought was an orphan and likely to perish for lack of a mother's care, I wouldn't take it homo and becomo a parent to it, but would kill it then and there. There is no difficulty in raising a hoar cub, I don't caro how young it may be when it falls into your hands. And you can train it as it prows so it will be as docile and trac table as a dog. Itut yon can't rnako it honest \uu can make it incapable of base ingr titude It mav not bite or scratch you. but it will bo sure to wound you in a way that will pain you more than a dig with its claws or a snap •with its teeth possibly could. I know, for I have h:.d proof ot it "A year ago last March 1 u.13 going through the woods up aloug Pine creek, the day after we hud had a terri ble wind-storm, winch hud tumbled a good many trees on a lumber lot 1 own. heard a peculiar whining cry among some down timber, and. going to the spot, found a large p:ne tree lying across the dead body of a bear. It was a big she bear, and, cuddled up close to tho dead animal was a cub not more ithan a week old. It was doing the [whining 1 had heard. The tree had blown down and crushed the old bear to Hleath as it was passing the spot, and 'the cub would have remained at its dead mother's side and starved to death fif I hadn't happened along just at that •time. I took the little orphan bear 'home with mo intending to raise it by jhand. That night an old sow of mine (that had a two days' old litter of pigs laid on one of the pigs and killed it. That left a vacant place at her side, and the idea occurred to me that perhaps the old pig would not object to tho little bear cub occu pying It I concluded to try the ex periment, any how, and while the sow was lying in sleepy content ment nnrsing her litter, 1 sat the cub down among the pigs. It went to feeding with them as naturally as if it were suckling its own shaggy mother in some hollow tree or holo in the rocks. The cub was twice as big as the pigs, but they did not offer any objec tion to its sharing in their sustenance, and the old pig paid no more attention to the presence of the bear than if it had been thero from the start As a foster mother she was a success, and tho cub grew up right along with her own off spring, and, except in looks, was as much a pig as a bear. In fact, before the cub was two months old he had captured the heart of his foster mother and hold a place there that none of the oid pig's own litter held. How the bear discovered it 1 don't know, but he found out that the mother of the family, like all p:gs, would miss a meal to have ner back scratched, and that imp of a bear used to humor this weakness of her's and scratch her back by the hour, while she lay and grunted her appreciation. ,1'rom what I know now, I believe that the cub was establishing himself in the entire confidence of the sow as a part of the scheme ho was even then planning. Tho little pigs grew rapidly, but not more rapidly than their foster brother. nf v ••barged a man a coupio of dav.« before who had worked for me a year or no. be cause 1 had detected him in stealing some money of another man in my em ploy, and 1 at, once suspected him of stealing my two pigs. A stranger couldn't have gone in and got tho pics without their making a fuss that would have aroused some one in the house. It was out i *he questi* n. too, that a bear could have got in and carried off tho gigantic white hor-e, the pigs. The discharged hired man had stolen them. I was sure. I found out where he was. and determined to set an investigation going. The very next morning, when I went out to feed my pigs, I was made wild almost by the discovery that two more of them were missing. I was at first in clined to have the suspected thief ar- in depth and a•• rested forth with, but on second thought chalk of the t: concluded to wait and set a watch over the pen that night Mv barn is only a few feet from the pen, and the haymow overlooks it About eight o'clock that evening 1 went up in the haymow and took a position where I could look out into the pig pen without danger of my being discovered by any one who might come into the pen. The moon was shining bright, rind every thing could be seen in the enclosure almost as plain as day. I lay there more than two hours without any thing suspicious oc curring, and not a sound had been heard except the contented grunting of tho pigs. It must have been nearly eleven o'clock when I saw a movement among tho pigs, and tho bear got up and walked quietly around for a minut" two, stopping now and •.-n as if lis*• n ing. "'Aha' said I :,y-o,f. 'Some one is coming, and the quick-witted bear hears him.' "I was thinking that in a minuto more I would undoubtedly have the dastardly thief in my clutches, when t0 CO ple of the p.gs were sleeping pick them remained wry quiet, and at about the same hour as my bear walked out of tho pen with the two pigs tho night before i saw him coming across tho field thi. nigbt As ho drew near I saw that he not only had the last young pig under his arm, but that he mis leading the old sow herself, coaxing her along by 'At the age of three months the pigs i scratching her back as she trotted inno- earth. Yankee Blade. were fat and chubby fellows, and the bear was almost as big as the old sow. He had begun early with his tricks on the pigs, as he had on their mother, and they had come to regard his favor ite pastime of snatching one of them up, tucking it under his arm and lug ging it around here and there about the premises, as a piece of rare fun for them, as well as for the bear, although at tho start the bear was obliged to cuff them rotiiidly to induce them to submit to it withcut squealing or kicking We used to think that pig-carrying trick of the bear's was just the cutest thing imaginable, and we always took pride in exhibiting our pet bear in his act of carrying one or tho other of his pig brothers about the farm. "Thero were seven of the pigs, and tho family, bear and all, were shut up at night in a high enclosure to which thero was a door that was fastened by a rude wooden latch, that could bo raised cither on the inside or outside by pull inga leather string. This enclosure was made on purpose to keep pig-steal ing bears out of t^e pen, bears having been numerous and bold at the time the pen was built "One morning in July I went out to feed my pigs, and what was my surprise to find two of the young pigs missinf. The bear was lying in one corner of the pen scratching the old sow's back, but catno out yawning and stretching him self to get bis breakfast. I bad dis co nth- at his side. You can imagine my feelings then. The two bears aroso to go and get the plunder brought th .m freely to their hands, but. they never got it My two neighborsemptieJ their guns into tho old marauders, and they fell dead in their tracks. Before ray ungrateful bear had recovered from his surprise I was out and confronting him. He recognized me, dropped the pig, and m.ido a break for the woods. I had the small satisfaction of killing him at tho first shot You can raise and domesti cate bears, but you can't make 'em rep u a e e y w i a w a y s o e a s N. Y. Sun. —Tho other day an old woman en tered one of tho savinrs banks and when her turn in the line came ex tracted a number of gold and silver coins from her reticule, and raid she wanted to deposit them. Sho war, about to sign her namo in the book when she remarked: "I want you to keep this money so *hat I may get th'? identical pieces whenever I care to. 1 have the date of each coin here," and she di s played a paper on which was a list of the dates. The clerk at first thought sho was joking, but was soon convince 1 that sho was in dead earnest. I: politely told her that it would 1"» in possible to do as =he req iesteI. "We'.: all right," responded the woman, "if 1 can't get the same coins back again won't deposit 'cm." Then she «rcv out—Albany Journal WHITE HORSE HILL •ter l.niblel'ialio f|(j Oiih of tl«" on K two ir'lles to Cm ll A' K. .:••• in Ht'! .. r. 1. .. Hill, o: t" s a la caLI'd 1 on Cast A the ea- i •, the »i facing irthwi"- which extend over about ground. Its head, neck. h..: i-i consist of one white v each of its four legs I .• the monstrous spec. ,. it „i rijuu* are formed by cutting Irene thechalk. of which the hill ismainl. posed, the ditch"* b'*mg two r ten fee' ieing o'" i white color ana the surroundin the greem st of green, the lig.ir" i horse can be plainly scon at a di of twelve mile-. said, if the stir. even ining A white hor^. 1 v both up, and tuck one under each arm. Tho pigs merely grunted good naturedly, and evidently kept rigtit on sleeping. The bear walked to the door, pulled the latch string with his teeth, passed out, and pushed the doer gently to again. I was so dumbfounded that 1 couldn't move nor speak. I was actually momentarily par ilyzed hv this sudden and startling clearing up of the mystery surrounding tho disappearance of mv pigs. When I recovered myself I hur ried down from the mow and out of the barn. 1 could see the bear half way across a fi"ld, striding at the top oi his speed toward a piece of woodg about an eighth of a tnilo distant I had no idea what disposition tho bear intended to make of the pigs, and 1 ran as fast as I could and reached the shadow of the woods by a short cut, and hurried along their edge, hoping to head off the conscienceless robber and rescue his unsuspecting victims if pos sible. But the bear had too much tho start of me, and even if it had been pos sible for mo to get there in time the chances are that I would not have dene .so, for when thy boar had got within a few yards of the woods two other bears, tremendous big fellows, stepped out from tho edge of the timber and hurried toward him. My bear handed tho pigs over to the two wild hears. The three bears stood a moment together as if in consultation, and then tho two returned to tho woods and my bear trotted de liberately back home. Whon I got there he was just pulling tho latch string at tho pen. lie went in and shut the door behind him. "My first impulso was to get my gun he had passed through it and blow tho brains out of this petted shining beautifully." protege of mine, but after deliberation Below him he coui 1 s wn' I made up my mind that I might not peared to be snowy ni"i :i't :i- !:i only deal out terrible vengeance to him but to his accomplices at the same time. I could hardly contain myself, though, when I went out to feed my pigs next morning to see the one lone member ol tho family come to the trough, and the hypocritical and villainous bear lying there scratching the back of the mother whose offspring he had delivered over tc be torn to pieces and devoured in the 1 .ni"-. no\vn u .' writers are of the opinion that the 'ierfnl white horse is a natural •n« of nature's .oddest, oddities, mead Burton thinks that r.n tribes noted the outlines of a the hillside and gradually to its present graceful symn.'-'rv. ever this may be, it has been a since time cut "f n»"iinry for l„c boring peasant .semhle on a e, dav of Uch 4 and long icicles were hang.ng from his mustache, and he had no sooner rubbed depthsof the wilderness. That night Igot tains of snow, and he thought be was two neighbors and we took our guns and getting near Hastings or Brighton. He hid in the woods near tho spot whpro could smell the sea. Thin king he was my treacherous bear had handed tho two coming down, he took hold of four of pigs over to the wild bears. I was suro his guy ropes and pulknl the balloon that the bear would fetch the last pig partly over on one side to allow some of to them that night, but I was not pre- the gi's to escape at the mouth. pared for the unheard-of heartlessncss The balloon then turned round three and ingratitude that he exhibited. We times, and lie remarked to himself, "I had been in the woods an hour or more am descending." He did nothing uiore when the two wild bears came slouching to the balloon, merely sitting on his along and lay down not more thanjthirty trape/.e watching for terra tirrna, which feet from where wo were hidden. They At length he saw some ploughed fields. When he was about two thousand feet from the earth he prepared to descend by hanging by one arm on to his little trapeze rope as if he were using his parachute, and got safely to earth thirty miles from where iie started. He thinks he got about the miles above tue A Story of Oilnmity .lane. "Bushels of chills and fever litera ture have been written about "Calamity .lane,'" said Cassius Reynolds, a Wyo ming ranch owner, "but a true story of her has never been given to the world. These stories reflected upon her criar acter, when, as a matter of fact, she was a good and brave woman. I saw her a few weeks ago at Koek Springs. Wyo., where she is name is Jane Steers. known person in tho West in the '70's. She carried military messages for Custer in the Big Horn country, where the savages wore so thick that a white man dared not enter the basin. She dressed like a man, always wearing a buckskin Btiit. She Could ride any horse that ever bucked and never heard of the word "fear." After General Custer was killed she went to the Black Hills and was the nrst white woman to enter Dead wood. When'\\ ild Bill'died she tenderly nursed him. When the Indians and outlaws were driven away from the Black Hills sho drilled from place to pla-e and finally located at liock Springs."—Chicago Tribune. WANTED A VACAilO: 11 Intei In l»o«'n '..veils A Rot On an I sh sorvt u I ili. cow, and w.tv. i ti.iwn t. •i lard i pp. we.: e fi'jur' brings severa' this figure Alfred, durin his bro moiluan r.' in the .lop ., tread A .1 let or hind" his disiinpsv -. it -. .sually about an ,i e tread Ik the .s i colli edges color v n for 11 irsc." \V i to summer, to clear a.v«*y tho ttiu Whit'- Horse and to trit.. of the trench so as to proser and shape. This Task is miles around a- iiu'ing A largo motiti 1 at tho fo Horse Hill and aitnost dit the "Horse,'' is called 11 Here, according to tra lition killed the d:u»on. On tne mound, or •"barrow." there about fifty yards square upi :i spear of grass has grown durin last thous.m I years. Tie* pe.isan! that the gras- e,m not grow on ae of the ground having bo with the dragon's bhiod at i leorge irav aim the fatal w-. :i t. N'. L" :N 'fuii i- •al suesi an ang. walking on i. ing as long as ine. '1 ne iow ag'* has a do leppo. havin •Mill, would no his duty wa closed on h.:u. A was sent to i if. churning. 11 o huil no. bei :i this spa 'o •n not A A I N A E O N A U 4 •Jou.rtn,y Through Sp:nu* I v Above tht* K in h. The aeronaut Higgius w up o e a v o o y o n v i on a tr..: attache i tl ,. meaning ne Jnwi s •!•.• •.•• liut, an ac-ideiihapp-Mo-a to tue ciiute in a strong current of air, and he hal to cut it loose. This caused t:.e balloon to shoot up six thousand higher, and tin reaching that alt:? he met another current which lire him bai'k and he saw nothing until lie passed through some sleet and snoiv. He could hear tho sound of trains, iw- I ever. All of a su ltlen ho found himself i in darkness, caused, he pre-aitned. by i snow and thick atmosphere, lie was in I this sno.v--.torm, as near as he could judge for at least ten minutes, and when sun ill, w.i ••.! ag.u T..e 'alf m:. a to ,oep goi-,.' '. arou i urns non he did not see for some considerable time, ,. now iivimr Her I HiH'xpfi'tedi "To marry your daughter is the solo object of my life, si:-." "Hats! S'oung or entrance it was know-, 'old to run th v .• "itediv, i -r. r. I' v ed fro,,. ell was told of the act he declared th i eh'i'ti again N. V. wa and down for miles and miles. He could see a distance ol' some fort_\ miles, and was able todiscrn the sun glisten ing on the sea of Brighton. He found the air getting very -harp and keen. ,. but white servants. How did si|. ves Pr get rich? Well, he them off than others forin-d. For a few pu'.iti.-H. then ran a saloon and a gam minutes ho was quite deaf. He now seemed to be descending on tlio inoun- r,n statP l( aU kiri lnt S! an, She was the best- man. any one can do that. Got an objeet in life that you will have to struggle for."—Munsey'a surance policy on his life fur' s fVeuk iy. Chicago Tribune. a n E V N a. A a start in bling-ttouse for colored people for a few years, then went into real estate and speculated. He is shrewd and success ful. One of the most successful and wealthiest real estate men in Houston is a colored aian. His name i$ Milton St-.'rrett. lie owns a fine residence, sur rounded by immense grounds, all ter raced off and planted in the finest flowers and shrubbery, and keens a landscape gardener to attend it. He was a waiter on the boats between Gal vestott and Houston before and all during the war, and made every thing he has in years. He owns several large planta tions and is worth at least S4W.000, Then take Senator C. N, Burton, of Fort Bond County, When the wa* closed and he was freed be lived on a plantation belonging to his mistress, whose husband and two sens were killed, leaving her alone in the world. Site had given him a good elementary education and he was shrewd. By atten tion to business he soon acquired a good farm, in a few years he added to it and bought in tho plantation formerly owned by lus mistress, arid had two other largt ones on the Bra/.os in ten years' more His old mistress being reduced to pov orty, he undertook to care for her. lit said, when he was elected to the Sfcatt Senate, that ho owed all he was to her fplt it his duty to oa for hu And 1)0 s, nt h( ^"k to her native State —Virginia -and regu larly remits to her- and has done so for fifteen years—si50 every month. He is popular with whites and blacks, Demo* crat.s and Republicans, and studied law so that he could depend on himself to manage his immense plantation and! ranch interesis. Senator Burton is 1 worth over 'i) i,0i'0. Then Henry Black, the great sheep and cattle ranebman of Tom Green and l'ecos (uun'ies, is worth nearly half a' million. He has made it ail in less than .fifteen years, Arc these men Southern i negroes? Yes, every one o But theni. e .•( Intro Ol the till tier ("Hv lo I 'he McKinl' V ill It' piiblo i e n u i n k i i i v i n s« viuii'v !'••«-st Ac'io-l tut Tut. tt* nnulti U« a «al *li" grt re .1 !'•. .identia T: ting of do tie chur iefore rdinarv nin'u" RICH COLORED MEN. Kiampte* of Es-»l «vr» in the South Who Have rown Wealthy. :lt" It w ill probably be surprising to km s 'hat in Galveston there is a colored man i who is worth over 0:!5O.OtiO, His name 1 Silvester, and he has a fine mansion in I the most desirable residence portion of the city. And, what will more than sur prise Chicago people, his wife employs 1 1 It of rtN .. Hit Villi II rvf4 Ha w Besides this failure to en.', .u-a'-e ',1. o u i o n o w o o I laigest plantation owner and the heaviest farm-land taxpayer in the rich county of Lamar was a i t- o ored mulatto named Harver. He died a few woeks ago and left a widow, who will ho able to pull through, probahlv, as her husband ieft four large planta tions, a fine stock farm, sumo city prop-1 erty in Paris, and a big bank account. Besides this he left her a sneg little in* W a a s du, v during the last twenty ti "St and second class a..,, i ..I thes^e. 18,00J n.jrts, in tu 'J"\v bew t'''^obs a two y« trs ago I protection part, i charged in the i pr.v.re interes n'.es 11 he Tar h\ ron^hold i States, and has ''ond oj ii is no# "f taw, i i.e vari,) are writ! •V' Coj otisiderai the loei ill ti rested ill understand i tariff bill: a uilerstand it aim wtio want ti 11 benefit of it wnlI [tj \ev want and the M''k,n Her tly 1 ve v indorses it ml choked off and can not be iished iiintry 'posit it usion i list be e ills tl n the ^initios i it discus shot* I 1 that '«r but] 'd of into K II. Mr. T.r.ng...- x.ri ,v ..... 1 Mississippi which id wool tariff of an ,j demand that it w 1 I is two-, •. .^ars U)' 'f.'i tn vi .... vy, year- ot nrotec.t.i.ei (l in •. ry Sta-e- uanded i In I'ennsylvat: a I,. re ar.- now onl -.:,eep where tin re 1 !1 in .\.-w .leHi»Y b,.s .ihout the same, and in u ,.,. f.O where there were ,, |,, •r," States east of the s i n ••'•e in 1M57 over S7.00(i O0() sheep n 1 the number had fallonto is,ooi,oeu I ii'.1 tariff had failed to encourage wo. growing and y«-t the remedy wh ch failed once is now to be applied again .n Rtronger doses. In hi- -i-r ?.. 1. It! i i.tlid "I know that w i'i mir lurid, and w rid Hi-ilvity ef i I in 11iij u 1 at ih" 1.! oleel ii. -v .. tiiriff ie! ii a I i.t ili ii led ii'i 1 ii 11 trill''rs will cent nue to i "ther iins' .on*, iiivo viii i'li reased /i-al :.nd ill tie U riowle bre nrid ex pencil e e n e •slate of things in the wool manufactur ing industry".' The manufaciurers them selves have made th" admission in their u e i n -t e o i i o a n o e i a s sociation— that, "since iss:: nearly on. i o e w o o e n a i n e y o i country has been idle, and the oti two-third*, has been run with 1 tle or no profit." And yet the i- for more protecti.ci.* "l ho aver- l',!l last yea- 1 mpoP ,. 4 w a s 4 S e e n A o i n o per 0. ii\ ,. On wooh still more n th•• in.- s Mr. Springer predicted that if the Me- S" K'.nley bill were passed half of the »f Philadelphia Would he ui.M-n to the wall in ton vcars Ml". McAdoo. of Ne w .iVrscy, puipi.-.i out s„me of the ncoiisisiencit absurdity of the bi.l putting straw on the tatiff jvas |)oi»:ed cut, whereas the farmers In Indiana burn their straw to get rid of it And so w.th corn. In Kan-as It i h«rned_ for fuel h„, it )OS n ff 1,St for t'lMl iy int wilt unt .-t ruiin-'d tin illy and in ','"1 i A me ean ».-nt i men of fair Meetings like th' -e :o'e of I epest. signific n"e 1 delphia. They ers and workir.' .i"»' from proiection an editorial a l(l0 *1 thi- in' a e McKinley bill this average wilfbe 57 i percent. n third class wo„is-earp.'i wool*, whic try—the amounting ports of iw not grov. n thiseoi, ,- 1 s e great.-. 1 New York Commercia' litii*ul pajier. ha- thi -in'ii dt'iniuisti a «iii* to." -irt of tne country, !•!.1 limn, eve-i 11» ne,. .- .11 i n the d"Ui 1 I'"Id in I'lliladci, Nct ptioiril suTMilictinci i lesv lian that the pi 'orniii ii. .rre iti'd a tin 1| ,t W 1^ I' 1 'I a n.o'i a e( 1 ...it t, I hi t:i. ...|*n uli. v.- a i t- -iti|i. rt and i e k I I VS e bought last yea" id O'l'iSi •S1.tis..")sii wtirth of goiKh Kauri gum furn -ic 1 3J:isi spices, W'1"' ltl Zealand produces the tints clothing wool, which we ountry would like to S,"U uf /.'aland paper say*: "Th lli( s lull. Ho point-d out the effect of r„ ting a tax of S- and ^.75 on Sumatra leaf tobacco. whi"h is used as wrap,,,., in making cigars out „f ,,a ive Amer, can ttibae -o. overings of the grade re quired can not. be grown here, and for this reason the wrappers are all brouo-ht from the island of Sumatra. The rcsmlt w 11 be to raise the price of the ".ites are ,st. 11 closed agi| n a k e o e i e a i 1 to export thither wool- '.bP at taken in I KM having" I 151." __ The McKinley bill cotitij eeive the most dead'y i5'4 House of its friends. The •Journal, which is a fiopiil'l''' talks out in this frank faslii'1 McKinley bill is too hard to" the party doesn't want. cct"t»i 1,1 inl/, Rntll rl'TPl1 for 0or man s cigars and to make him sn.olie wer o them. rl1U, forced into the field plaining and apologt acts." hipb' duty all Mr. Ihm.ni pointed out the necessity oi pto'iKit:ny manufactures by —Wherein does a prcWt benefit the Western furmPf i n e a s e e i e o o n his oats, rye or any ut ,i, 'I Mr. Kreckenridge made a vi rv ,rcihu speech showing that the present Tariff o e cr"l all. On the contrary. ''nC1 cost of his farm machinery' and every tbinjf used in prod^' crops.