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[1 I w jiitU'NIK. IMi'or stud l'ul)!.^tii r. .SANK, S.D. THE OLD HOME. ist-Ml into th-) old. old home, With silent, solo in n 0t the dwelling of my ehiM!).d duyg now si haunted pluce ^na the memories of bygone yeart Stand forth before my mind, w'itii shadowy lingers beckoning Tc viwt i* left bjhlud, ]mt for sounds where ali 1-Mr vok't.'h that arc •run. jjut I only hpar my ecuoed tread A nil the breeze's hollow moan, Isiepk for forms hut arc no *Amkl the twilight gloom. But I only se- my shadow .1 Flung wide across the ro•: .. And as I wander sadly on,. A thousand fancies thro::. I see my mother'at angel face That's vanished now so kmjf. I teo th'1 forms of those I loved, Old friends of happier years And as 1 i'.w my aching heart U'ertsows in Hooding tears. p, mie, old home—tliou »rt h- re! ,• shadow only stays: Tiio'i art not in these .*i 1 r. These lone, deserted ways. tint where the friends of othT da TT-iv? gathered, bright and r.ur \V': -.e yarning forms of tlios«» II v waiting—Home is th»»rc Arthur I. Salmon, in Once a V» ONLY A TRAMP. Jut He Had Seen Many Joy.-i iu.d Sorrows in Lil'j. Wk- nd scat. To the tireil pas-scn 111 rs seemed endlessiv tii' brakeman entered, liim a cloud of black loke rind alkali «Iust. With one hand shut the door, while with the other dragged a heap of rags into ie- 1" "So vou were sneaking a riii• trs the hot !ii(ldcnlv linking with :i. Wa"".. von be a tough nut, sure tough. Cut anything ter sav fer yer- l'he ti-r'.r-e within toe tatter I'aijrhteti- itself up. v. i pel tix lali !\it from its eves, essayed t.i tuik. then pointed to the ieewat' i iik and sank back to the lloor ex listed. "He's a!i right 'till we get to 11'. tso row. remarked the conductor, "yuiiist the law to put a man off at is part of the road. 1'ut a peddler off ce: found his pack and a tine skele 1 a week inter." "Hie poor critter's bout done up, i'l the mail from Texas "where'» ruv .k?" Where'd you get the poor cu-s?" -•veil the Francisco drummer, wiping perspiring brow. "I'ouint him on the brake-leam, len wc stopped at the water tank," id the braItt*man. "breat heavens! you don't mean to tluit mail's been riding under this i'OOIl CHUtkk's ABOl l)OM' I I"." ejaculated the drummer, "''h, :')n and U Inan I ,J ,. I! I I it UiUV. I 1 ha. s a i-i My toii^li got tliar, partner," remar, ,.•• i respectfully eyeing the »••., tramp's f.,• story tlia "Naw And 'he n. v indou tii a v st»'.r I..S scarred tare he fore proceeding. I a '1 v 1 II I) Southern 1'aeitie express a.i u tli ii «T 111 rough the h't a atmosphere nf the Arizona 1 se rt, be w e e 11 iv. and loi ated a and in six months pile. 1 wasn't 111 ar 1 -i' :, i 1 •. Yuma and 15cn sius. The heat w ii s intense Even the talk ative San Fran eisco drumm• had roUapsrd in a s'.1. elterin heap on the ma«le me lb. of love and t' the man wh oat man see. I've been sitting here grum- ^"njf about the heat, and the mean de of fate, poor cuss." br *raiI1P hist regained his eatn. and the tender-hearted Texan j, e(l him to a seat. I'uHr!lS midlle-age, :'11 ^itl ,a with a e beard and a great sear running .tonally across his forehead, fr»m V-'lp to the right elieek. His J.s" ,r tatters,denot.«'d him a tramp Vpst,'rn tramp at that. «ungrv.." asked the Texan. ll( ,f "othin' fer thirty sis hours." ••?ntlemen," remarked the Texan, '. ^nger's at yer door." .jf ,er white," said the tramp a lour later, as he pulled a matjh °I ills po :kct and uscl it for a k 'vnpi1^^eU1('n' V)U hardly think I name „.0 ^°7and a good one at that. ge Calvert ez my u Up ,ta®() :t i JU'ver come from an 1'ijun ct conic from a Oronc-r nrvi Ins »nes hev been ,1 am.'le,- the c.iyotes out ]. i 1 ain't often i t»l]» my wots, 'cause i )bodv b'licves rny skrv. Would voij cc to know wliv Fin weari-v "a-" 1 1 V 1 A k 1 a 1 1 Middeuly one of the bovs said in an evited way: "Hoys, they're goin to u- attacked see them forms dodtrin' in an' out round thet bluff' Mire enough,' said the whole crowil. but o w a e w o i n o w a n e W e stood thar hesitatin' until we saw the coach stop then we all nunle a rush together fer the trail. "Took us over an hnur to get thar, and we f.iand the women huddled against the cliff, the driver and two men shot, and one woman gone. They'd been attacked by Molva, a Mex ican half-breed, and his gang of cut throats. The men, hea led bv the hus band of the woman Molva had stolen, had followed the band in pursuit, The husband of the woman, the women said, was about era/.y wi' grief, and said lie il find her if he hed to blow tin mountain sky high to do it. "Capt. Watson headed our party, and h.» knew every nook in the range 'I'll bet my boots.' said the captain, •thet thev 've clouds. of crawl hy my looks, would yer? title. 1 use Thirty to say thatliai.dlc me from Lord Baltimore, the point !l a s'udyin law in Boston, with .r,„ prospects ahead 17, any man 1 ,. j. 1 a'oio him. I hed just come iti the death of an un :i '.l vc the •ial 'hie evening, at a .. hop, met Alary -don't matter about her oilier name and—wall, 'twas a case of love from the word '•'••is .1 rich ma:. uughtt a.', •imn'' go fer 1: 11 'gam-' n o u e n 1 e i s e 1 hings went 011 ez slit a time, when ,„v u! „. !'|".' i ,| ehan -t ... .. a, aiul I mini.' my mind 011 dav to dig for a f tic in Cjiiifuniey. and get my li» iith :i iic harirain. 'I'oui-se m-v "lelltlemen, I loved tli mortal loved any critter .it'lh. 1 Used to lii* on .11 !te pr iir :. a' 1 V starin a' ti, ing great, tug gold castles and many's the time 1 turned my ho.s.s' heati "round to go back t( Irea i 11 ct i old II a.vay ouit drink th day a letter cune n ir hed dro|)pcd all of three sliips 1 .• aiu.-ii. Mri.iut 1' me tin wned in lidu'1 a Ilotll'M !ie let I as al I said that '.aiu, Lr')vern« ii irrv iaxeu ana stormed, new lover waited, wistful like. "I was fer goin" home, but marrieii nun. i iie news dazeii ct tirst. fer I couldn't get ct through my head. Then 1 left the digging*, for nowhere. ami end-' i up .% ell, I finallv :ned a a'al wandered i the Acsiern count rv light in' Injuns. "Two vea.r.s later I w as one of a party ten prospeclin' in the \Va!iatch 1: 11 ista .u n 1 'a:. W lied settled t'er earn me even ::i a nat ural CJtv e not far from a precipice, trom whar w," could look in the valiey and over about two mill's to tlie stage-coach trail, w ii. 1 i.:i' in an' out 't w 'c:i the n. '1111 tain-. "i w:is stamiin' on a rock iookm' at the valley umicrneath. when I saw .the stagecoach way up 011 the trail, round in' the blutf. 1 called the l.»oj to come and see et, fer was somethin' to see in them days. e squinted through our glasses at the coach, anil waved our hats, though we knew they couhln iiusoan ,\ the life scrape. gone over to Boar's head canyon: we can't iiud them thar, we'll look ia ct the cave on the western slope." ••Wc didn't see notion suspicious et the canvon. and, after a hard i*ill, readied the cave. We were climbin' along the top o' the bluff when t*he capt'n suddenly whi"M-red a halt, and we all laid low. Twas a starry night, and the eapfn bad run across a uole in the turf where smoke was com in out in This was the chimney tlie cave, iift.v feet below in the bluff. "The women said thar was htty the party, we 'lowed they were mis taken. ter some parley the capt n hit on a plan which might work. Thar were ten "o us, nine war to stay on the bluff while the chimney was being dioked. while one. which war me, was to down to tin ,ntrance o the cave, and when the c-vd rushed out, I was to skip in and grab the woman. The bovs above would lire on tue crowd and £e,t thar attention to thet safe v n 1 soon th© -rv. Took nside tlio i.ut "U li,ip in .111 ln-i' crowd ..a, out ii. a mt tw. i .ill's to ave. The smoice near 1 1 crawled to wharleoul •onghin-. Didn't take .ungto get i', rout. lb. .man was haugin' on me, lialf dea: ,or! I was toilin' up the side of the bluff, when all o' a Midden we run right agin the big Mexican. He grunted sornethin' in Mexican and felt •1 hand touched the woman "•"-ed. I tried to hit him with *,u-* btitt end of my revolver, br' a •"lownward stroke of his arm knocked it •l.\ in 1 hen I reached fer mv bow ie, "vhile d• 1 n_r ,,, got tliis w ip -the fa' .- 1 n as about blinded, out i got in a iunge 011 him. wliich ti \ed him. 1 lost my head then, and the b. V s found me Ivijjg right on the irea-' 'J man was gone hud h1 he boys found lif next dav hni" et til.' fnnt n' t1..' I.Iuff dead. 1 "'V 1 .iur 111 the a :v, u a- t:np wlien the boy... brought must ha' been p. rty weak. mi,net 1 caught sign' o that face, used and cut, 1 tainted dead It was Mary. 1 never told the Her liu.-band carried her awav 1 '.niched my siu-stained lie didn't suffer more'n I :. -d hide my fcelin". Her 1 v.s a u ealthy mine owner, ii me. and lied taken his wifa n one of his business trips. r«e money I lied hoarded up .ie mist, arter that. Sometimet n on my feet sim^e, but not fer a time. Luck's agin me. 1 like though. I've been many u but alius come out o. k. 1* liap.s 1 hevii't lied, enough trouble ic please rate. "Min ti !e:l:nir me tlie name of the mine owner'.1 asked the drummer. "No Silas Larkin." answered the tramp raising his head from his hands »f 1 '.1 is! 1 m'.'" Y e s "Uncoitiic riciiest men of iioston: lenow liiia well.'' remarked the drum mer. "l»y (ieorgel Fil write to him he'll put you 0:1 your feet in o-...»d shape.' I I'm hungry." proudly to The tramp raided '.o liis full height. "Partner, you may I so be I. and I don't want, help 10:11 thet quarter I'll starve furst." "El wh ite man so," called tlie brakeman. "Whar ye be going to'.'" asked the Texan. "I'm makin fer Orleans." "Hoys, chip in. "—Louisville I'ourier Jonmal, Language of the lirutes. It is announced as a new discovery that monkeys have a language of their own, vocal sounds, to each of which an idea is attached. That is nothing new. Every observant farmer's boy knows that the cat bird talks, and the crow and nearly every other animal, and it does not take much study to learn what each means by its words. Y011 know for "come," for "get is something good to there is danger," for •t'luck, cluck!" says the mother hen, and every chickling will run full tilt to get the bug or crumb which she says she has. Then "chir-r-r," and the chicks will scoot under the bushes. Hunters used to call the moose and the deer and the wolf. Th» stag moose required two kinds of invitation—first, the call of his mate, which would bring him toward the hunter, but not near enough for a shot, and then the challenge of his rival, which would bring him with a plung ing charge. To sav that Simians talk is nothing new. Every thing talks that i has lungs and a larynx -Interior. what they say out." for "hen eat. for "run. Human 1'rojirpns. When once the human will has been set "oing. like a rocket or a clock or a steam engine, ami in the right direc tion, what can it not achieve? We should in time control circumstance instead of being controlled tl education would day by day 1 more adapted to one consistent end and. finallv, conseieuee-strickt n we should guide heredity with our own hands instead of leaving1 it to blind chance: unless, indeed, a well-in structed paternal government wisely took the reins and only sanctioned the union of people who were thoroughly i„ love with each other, after due and careful elimination of the unfit.— From "I'eter lbbctvju," in Harper's a a z i n e PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL, —1 harlos I'echter left the jewelry "t-a by him as Hamlet to Lester Wal» i »acis. Wallack left it to Aline I'onisi, and she in turn has given it Freder ick Paulding. 1-righam Young's grave U covered a plain and inconspicuo s,ah granite. It lies in an inclosed city lot in .Salt Lake city, surrounded by a low iron fence. A few of the prophet's wives are buried near. The privilege of examini!- the tongues and finding the pulse of the royal family of Siam has been assigned to Dr. \\. Ii. Lee. a young physician from this country i.n was sent out bv bv the l'resbytc: .111 bo,,rd of foreign missions. Mr. (Irover Cleveland is perhaps less of a elub man than almost any other New Worker of equal prominence. He is a member of the Manhattan, Demo cratic and Reform clubs, to be sure, but rarely visits any of them except 011 the occasion of a dinner party ti) vyhieh he lias been invited. —Anew safety match 1ms ben pat ented in England by a Ucigian, who place, on different parts of the same match v,'o compositions, which, in or dinary safety matches, are gcneraliv piaced respectively on the box and on the end of the match. la obtaining a light the match is broken across the middle and the ends rubbed together. lhe queen of Spain's reason for re tarding the completion of the palace which i-, being built it San Sebastian has at last been divul„ 1 The palace is built privately by the que n, and it is in order to prevent overorawing her banking' account that she has deter mined to have the building finished orilv in the course of next year, when she is able to pay the architects. —"When I was a lad," says Mr. La bouehere, "women took for a time to wearing short, red petticoats, wiMi a skirt over them, which they could by means of a string draw up above the petticoat, and they wore balmoral boots coming half way up the calf. This was the most becoming and prac tical dress that 1 have seen worn dur ing my sojourn on this globe. Mrs. William Kissam Vanderbilt is undeniably handsome. Her height is a little above medium, and she lias a full rounded figure with perfectly molded arms and shoulders. Her eves are large, dark gray, and tlu» white lids a trifle heavy. Her nose is short and straight, and her complexion a creamy white, while her hair is dark brown. She always dresses in the best taste. —Ex-Go v. Ames, of Massachusetts, was once asked to pay a physician one thousand dollars for services, which the wealthy patient did not consider worth that m"ch. Hut as his medical adviser would not reduce the bill one cent, two checks for live hundred dollars each were sent in payment, one distinctly stating that it was for professional at tendance and the other "for extortion." The doctor framed the latter check, and has it in view in his otliee to-lav "A LITTLE NONSENSE.' Young Close fist— Miss Mabel, I am so extravagant' .- fond of you." Mabel—"Yes, I remember the glass of lemonade you once bought me."—Bos ton Courier. Mrs. Hellows—"Your socks are all fixed for you, my dear." Old Hellows (coldly) "Well, I couldn't tind a darned one«when I looked for 'em this morning." —N. Y. Herald. A Modern Eve. Pansy Ann (aged 101 --"Iley! .limsey, your mudder's gone out and left the pantry door open. Yer wouldn't hook an apple, would yer .'" N. Y. Recorder. —.lake Simpson— "You are the apple of my eye, dear." ora Hellows—"And you are the peach of mine." "Why the peach?" "You are such a perpetual failure.N. Herald. —Things One Would Rather, etc.— He —"No my music isn't good enough to publish." She—"Hut they publish a good deal of wretched trash, you know."—Harvard Lampoon. —An Important Reservation.— A man wdl cheerfully row all dav, Scorning both titfu and blister. To ride with a girl on river or bay, (Provided sI h-'- It Came Out. "Did yon suffer much during your illness, Mr. Sapson?" asked a young woman. "No, but theah wa? one peculiar thing, don't you know. My mustache came out." "Indeed! wasn't aware that you had any.' "Well, don't you know," said Sapson, rathei embarrassed, "that's what I mean. It gwew, don't you know."—Washington 1 O E N E A I N E E S —Jack II. Benner, a Scotch dog be longing to Henry Henner, of Macon, has Wen all along' noted for his prowess at rat killing, but he surpassed all for mer records recently. He killed just twenty-one rats in fifteen minutes, and fainted away as soon as he ha 1 dispos of the last one. The rats were mon strous ones, some being almost as u rge as an ordinary squirrel. -An Albany butcher upon arrival at his shop the other morning missed his favorite eat. While looking for it he glanced Into a corner when he saw a huge rat snake and about half the cat. The other half occupied a portion of the snake. The reptile was killed by tho police and measured eight feet, In i few moments more it would have suc ceeded in getting outside the cat with out much ditlieulty. --Searpologv, or the science of telling the character of a man by the wear o the soles of his boots, has been atten tively studied by a Swiss doctor of the name of (ialli. Speaking brietly, wear at the back of the heels invariably in dieates conceit, pride and vanity. Sole-, worn toward the toes demonstrate de ceit, and even criminality, while a sole that shows an equal amount of wear 011 every part of the surface denotes a frank, upright and fearless character. N. Y. Sun. —The Medic il e o a s a e n i o n to a new morbid habit which of a e years has become enormously prevalent. It is the inhalation of tobacco smoke quite akin to the opium habit. e old cigarette smoker," says the Record, "would not exchange a few deep whiff-, i of liis cheap cigarette for the finest Ha vana that could be bought with gold." It should be borne in mind that this habit, once established, becomes, a cording to the testimony of physicians, practically incurable.—N. Y. Herald. The first account wc have of an armored ship is in It was one of the fleet of the Knights of St John, entirely sheathed with lead, and said to have successfully resisted all the shot of that day. At the siege of Gibraltar, in 17s), the French and Spaniards em ployed light iron bomb-proofing over their decks. The first practical use o wrought iron plates as a defense for the sides of vessels was by the French in the rtmean war in isrn, to be used against the Russian forts in the Haitie. —Mr. Singerly has made an interest ing experiment as to the time required I to print his Philadelphia Record upon paper direct from the tree. This is the record: Chopping one and a half cords of poplar wood, stripping and loading on boat. 8 hours time consumed in manufacture of wood pulp, 12 hours manufacturing the wood pulp into pa per, hours transporting to Record f five, 1 hour and "JO minutes wetting paper preparatory to printing, J5I) min utes printing 10.000 Records, 10 i n i n utes. Total time from tree to paper, ll In mrs. Energetic American travelers are the surprise of Europeans each tourist reason. A correspondent tells of a Denver man who stayed in London four hours. "Say, young fellow, said he to the clerk, "I've been to the mint, the Hank of England, the Tower of Lor. don anil the Hritish Museum, an* I've seen 'ein all! Anything else here.'" The clerk looked at him tranquilly for a moment and replied: "No, sir! You've ST-en hour greatest sights! Better go to Paris! A man who can do London in three hours is wasting time when he stays here hover a day!" —One of the interesting features of the exhibit which will be made by the Interior department of the government at the world's fair will be thu relating to the American Indians. One of the officials of that department, in speaking i of the matter, said: "We will have Sioux and Pueblos on the ground in their peculiar wigwams, making all the articles of merchandise that they now make. The Zonis, who are classed with I the Pueblos, will make blankets, stone bottles and a peculiar kind of pottery, while the Navajoeswill weave blankets ro 1 not liU si«t* r) —Hinghamton Republican. —Mr. Suuimerboarder—"I was star tled by the dishonesty of these people last night." Mr. Citicaller—"Indeed." Mr. Suuimerboarder—"Yes. I saw them watering the cows before they milke.l them."—N. Y. Herald. —A Pressing Suitor. "Will you i bs my wife?" the impassioned lover asked, as he clasped his arm tight around her willing waist. And gaspingly the maiden replied: "Since you press ine so, I will."—Somerville Journal. —The Man in the Moon—(!) p. m.) He-"Let's go to walk in the moonlight.'' She—"All right" (y:l.l p. in.).—He— "Let's go into the summer house. The confounded moon does not shine there, at any rate." She —"All right."—Puck. —Jenkins (examining the pedigree which Snobson has just manufactured) "So this is your family tree, is it'i And what is that big gap in the mid dle?" Snobson—"That, er,—well, or— oh, that is the flood!"—Rochester Talis man. firm that they will hold water. The peculiar huts of the Pueblos, which ar.' entered from the roof, will also be shown." —"It is the purpose of the govern i m«nt," writes a New York Times cor 1 respondent, "to import reindeer from Siberia to St. Lawrence island in Belir ing sea, and a number of Siberians with them to teach the natives how to 1 raise and care for the animals. A rein I deer park will be established, and as i soon as the animals are obtainable iu sufficient number some of them will be taken to Alaska and distributed among the people in that country. And thus the dogs, now used for sledging in the I'nited States Arctic possessions, will be displaced by deer, which will form nutritious food in case of emergency, whereas dogs do not furnish tho most I palatable meat." Heady For Any Kmerjfciiey. A colored laborer was standing with his pickax uplifted, still as any statue, the other evening. A passer-by watched him for a few seconds and then asked: "What are you standing that way for, John?" "Does you know what time 'tis?" asked the colored man. "No, not exactly." "Well, I done jes sent er boy to fin' out Fs hol'en de pick dissher way foil convenience. Ef de repoht comes back dat it's 'befoh six er 'clock,' I kin drap it in de groun', and if it comes back 'atter six er 'clock,' I can drap it on ma shoulder."—Washington Post.