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ENGLAND BEFORE THE STORM.
,The da; that Is the bight of day*, With cannon Are for ran ablaze. Wo spy from any billow’s lift; And England still this tidal drtftl Would she to sainted forethought vow A space before the thunder’s flood. That martyr of its hour might now Spare her the tears of blood? Asleep upon her ancient deeds. She hugs the vision plethora bleeds. And counts her manifold increase Of treasure in the fruits of peace. What curse on earth’s improvident. When the dread trumpet shatters rest, Is wreaked, she knows, yet smiles content As cradle rocked from breast. She, impious to the Lord of Hosts, The valor of her offspring Roasts, Mindless that now on land and main His heeded prayer is active brain. No more great heart may guard the home. Save eyed and armed and skilled to cleave Yon swallower wave with shroud of foam. We see not distant heave. They stand to be her sacrifice. The sons this mother flings like dice. To face the odds and brave the Fates; As in those days of starry dates. When cannon cannon’s counterblast Awakened, muzzle muzzle bowled. And high in swathe of smoke the mast Its fighting rag outrolled. —George Meredith in London Athencenm. An Amusing Trick. Select a boy who will be easy to man age and seat him at a table with a gob let between his teeth. Now tell him to groan and make other doleful sounds, still keeping the glass between his teeth. This part of the performance having passed off, say to him, “I think, my friend, that the results would be more satisfactory if 1 should cover your head with this towel.” Accordingly his head is then enveloped in a cloth on two marks have been previously mao? with charcoal to represent the eyes. Care must be taken that the glass is still kept between his teeth. When all is ready he is told to con tinue to make the sounds he had made before. If all goes well the resonance of the sounds, amplified by the presence of the glass and the curious aspect of the boy, will form a combination quite sufficient to please the most exacting.— New York World. Persian Tombak. Tombak is a narcotic, which is known under the name of Xicotiana Persica. and is cultivated in Persia exclusively, in the provinces of Chiraz, Keehan and Ispahan. Its quality varies with the place of production. The best tombak is that which is derived from Chiraz. The production of this province varies ♦*? tween 1,500 and 2,000 bales a year, which is almost entirely consumed by members of the imperial family. Tombak of this superior quality is not very abundant, and the price paid for it is about fifty or sixty francs the oke, the oke being equivalent to 2.8 pounds avoir dupois. The province of Keehan pro d ices the second quality of Persian tom bak. With small leaves like the Chirax t.iinbak the product of Keehan is not t-ven so abundant.—Kew Bulletin. An Old English Institution. We have quite lost the mughouse. Tins was a kind of music hall a large room where only men were ad mitted, and where ale or stout was the only drink consumed. Every man had £::* pipe; there was a president A harp played at one end of the room, and out •<f the company present one after the other stood up to sing. Between the ' jr.g3 there were toasts and speeches, sometimes of a political kind, and the i-tuple drank to each other from table to table.— Walter Besant in Harper’s. From a Scotchman's Sonnou. We are told to love our enemies; but *ve are not told to like them. 1 don’t like my enemies. 1 dislike them very much. But (this with a baleful glance) [ love them. And 1 shall ever lx? ready to show my love to tin m by trying to .et them severely j uni.-hed. that they maybe lei to repent of their behavior toward im .—ac-.s. !!'•- I'oisuti . r Illi'-.n.ii ExX*erii.' - til; mti • >te I ' r •. . . . • : -.poL ' ' ty-i'onr ■i: ■ -New V flic MiJtVrcncc. A woman viii -.it auythii j without •omplaimng. white a man will begin t-> • ickslide w ...-never :!.* cc goes •ATong. Bui wl; *:i it conies to the lit of garment that . sui >uit her. slie has opinions that can no more lx? held ui ;!eck than you can put mittens on a landslide.—Ram’s Horn. They Never Met. "Is it true.” asked a sympathetic friend, “that you met with another ac cident on the street yesterday?" "No, sir.” said the victim surlily, "it isn’t. I’m not meeting these accidents at they're following me up, d’ye hear —following me up!”—St Joseph Daily News. Little Pet Explained. Mamma (with her best company smile) -Why do you raise your feet so high, aiy pet, when yon walk across the floor? Little Daughter—l is afraid ITI kick up zat new mg an show the holes wat’s under it—C rood News. It is not likely that, save in Russia, Persia and China, there will again be •tich dreadful loss of life as has been ex perienced from the failure of the crops The railways of the United States pro vide a living for nearly 3.000.000 per uis, or nearly one-twentieth of the .pulation of our country. Love that is love is not veneered or grained timber, but is solid oak clear t.irongh, and is never one bit afraid of me auger or buzz saw. In the parrot's beak both mandibles are movable —a peculiarity unknown in other species of birds. ▲ Qmw Relic. Borne yean eince Lieutenant Peary, who is now somewhere in the frozen north, had charge of certain govern ment works at Key West. While the work was in progress he noticed on the bottom of the harbor, near where a breakwater was bc.ng built, something which shone through the water. He in quired what it was, but he was able to get no response more satisfactory than the assurance that it had always been there. The boatmen of the neighbor hood had seen it shining there in theix childhood, and had in turn been assured by their fathers that it had been there all their time. Although the inhabitants of that sub tropical clime might be content to live and die with an unsolved mystery at their very doors, it will easily be under stood that the temper of Lieutenant Peary was different. He sent divex down to investigate and after much dif ficulty succeeded in bringing to light a small copper cannon of the Fifteenth cen tury. He was able to satisfy all the claims of the government to the piece for the price of old copper and the inter esting relic became his own.—Boston Courier. A Gallant Kentuckian. When the name of Mrs. Mary Brown Day was before the Kentucky legisla ture the other day for election as state librarian Senator Mulligan made this fervid and chivalrous plea in the lady’s behalf: “The storied stream that surges near us, floating on its bosom a full, round century of history, poetry, tradition, was broader, deeper, clearer than now; these old hills that tower above ns were greener, loftier, yet easier climbed; this old pile was statelier, majestic; men were braver, youth more heroic, lasses were fairer, may I be pardoned for at least believing? and amid that troop ing throng of maidens, more beautiful than the nymphs of Thessalian groves, purer than the virgins who fed the sa cred flames on Ephesian altars, brighter in glance and smile than the beam of Venus, happy as the wild birds that twittered around them, the echo of these hills repeating, but adding no sweetness to their laughter, the most winsome and beloved, gentlest, bonniest, best, was she whom we so love to remember as Mary Brown Russell.” She was elected. —New York Post. Sharp New Yorkers. Your New Yorker is a witty individ ual. His sense of humor is as broad and rollicking as his conversation is keen and crisp. He may be a small boy in frayed knickerbockers crying “wuxtra” on the street; a fakir on Broadway sell ing patent collar buttons or a broker on ’change—the same Attic salt and laconic brevity flavor his remarks, tempered with a sense of humor that rotes his sharpest thrust of half its sting. “Here, young man,” said Russell Sago one day, as he held out a nickel to a fakir who had dropped his box of tin watches on the stone coping of the Trin ity churchyard fence and dodged, at the risk of life and limb, after the old man's hat, which had blown half way across the street. The fakir knew the multi millionaire, but had evidently not reck oned on the thrift which helped win the millions. “Thank ye, Mister Sage.” he said, as the size of the reward dawned upon him. “Wait a mixmit an I’ll give you yer change." Deacon Sage hurri*-J away and the by standers laughed.—New York Recorder Onions and Garlic lor Luncheon. Neither the German nor the Irishman is averse to onions mingled with his food. The Italian eats the onion like an apple. A chunk of bread and two onions is luncheon enough for an Italian ditch digger fir pil driver. All of these de mand th-.-ir full midday hour, and if l -thing : otter offers curl up with their kea cn a stone r pil j i 1 irds 1 1 ■ 1 1H- - - ;? • • *• * ! , . , hi ’. r .: , L iy . nti us lv; Wit I !:.*•>• e<unein contact with < th r net alit: o. and partic’.n.irly in th • fact . • ; w! ■ they work with- irlthere i> . lot; 1 outcry against their garlic.—New York Evening Sun. Nurl.*limiut by liatliing. “It is we'l known that the skin is a great absorbent, and nutrition even can be conveyed through its agency,” said a trained nurse. “A physician once or dered a beef tea bath for a child that 1 was nursing, who was apparently dying of some exhaustive bowel trouble, and with admirable effect. And 1 myself have found that rubbing delicate per sons with warm olive oil is an excellent tonic. If I had the charge of a puny, sickly baby I should feel inclined to give it oil baths instead of water baths, and try the effect. The oil is quite as cleansing, and it stands to reason that such tiny beings, particularly if they are badly nourished, should uot have the natural oil of the body continually washed away.”—New York Tribune. Kata in an Engllnh School. An infant school at lias lieen closed on account of the number of rats which infest it. The vermin bad In-come so bold that they scampered al*out in the most impudent fashion while the chil dren were engaged u]H_>n their lessons, and there was uo remedy but granting a holiday and in the- meantime oxb-rini natiug the plague.—London Tit-Cire. A New Cure. Will—Hello! 1 thought you wore down with la grippe. Fred — l was. but a burglar cur.nl mo. Will— Explain. Fred —The fellow was in my house ! night; 1 collared him and held on until i lost my grip.—Pittsburg Bulletin. Ur Morell MMkuti tm Barite. Sir Morell Mackenzie's death recalled the placidity of that eminent surgeon amid the series of extraordinary insults and antagonistic demonstrations in Ber lin during the illness of the late Kaiser Frederick. I have seen the people in Berlin throw mud at the carriage of the English doctor, who was popularly sup posed to be murdering the German kaiser, and he was subjected to insults without number whenever he appeared in the crowded streets of the German capital. The bitterness of the emperor’s physi cians was so keen that it transcended all bounds of medical etiquette, and Sir Morell's life at Charlottenburg at one time was only saved from continued and unbearable insults by the protection of the kaiser's English wife. The Empress Frederick was a firm be iever in her countryman's skill, and she prevailed in the end. After the mist of the medical battle had cleared away it was found that the skill of Sir Morell Mackenzie had been justified, and lau rels were piled high upon his brow. He was a typical surgeon in manner, for nothing ever had the slightest effect upon his deep seated and natural tran quillity of manner.—Blakely Hall in Brooklyn Eagle. Extraordinary Capture of a Hawk. On one of the cold mornings during the cold spell a large hawk pounced upon one of Benjamin Haller’s tame ducks that at the time were in a pool of fresh, unfrozen water in the canal bed a short distance beyond the “third lock” at Mace donia. The hawk fastened its claws around the neck of the fowl close to its body, but the duck was in deep water, and true to its nature it ducked and drew the hawk with it under the water. Again the duck dove, which was too much for his hawkship. The hawk re leased its hold on the duck and with diffi culty flopped its way to the shore. The weather was cold and froze the feathers of the hawk together so that it could not fly. William Haller was a witness of the capture and escape game between the hawk and duck, and when it was all over he took a hand at the game by cap turing the hawk. The bird measured 3 feet 6 inches from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other wing.—Juniata Valley Sentinel. LEWov vi,i\ip. A Pleaunnt Lemon Brink, For biliousness and constipation, take Lemon Elixir. For indigestion and foul stomach take Lemon Elixir. For sick and nervous headaches, take Lemon Elixir. For sleeplessness and nervousness, take Lemon Elixir. For loss of appetite and debility, take Lemon Elixir. For fevers, chills and Malaria, take Lem on Elixir. Dr. Mozley’s Lemon Elixir will not fail you in any of the above named diseases, all of which arise from a torpid or diseased liver, stomach, kidneys or bowels. Prepared only by Dr. 11. Mozley, At- j lanta, Ga., 50c. and SI.OO per bottle, at druggists. Lemon Hot Drops. Cures all Coughs, Colds, Horseness, Sore-1 Throat, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Hemor rhage and all throat and lung diseases. An elegant ami reliable preparation. 25 cents at druggists. Prepared only by i Dr. H. Mozley, Atlanta, Ga. April 1 6m Pay for Writing Love Letters. An old lawsuit is again occupying the attention of our court, and Judge Harney is at a los- how to Yule on the points of the case, !x.-cause he is unable to find any similar case on record. The case has been m < r.r court several times, and it was supposed the matter had l>eeu dropped. Years ago Mrs. Nancy Mar tin. who then live i near Linden, secured tiie servi oi Mis.- Franklin L*-- t. who lived wi h her. to write !• *ve h-t.- rs lor ”• a. hi m*t ; 1 a t - t-. rf •rm i * ;,u. . \ . „ - ’ .?• • ♦ ‘ ■ ic . ;u; t : it b-- .11. ..it 1> to ;et aside the Set ti me:.: f * estate : or hr t > get the UO. -HI •. t.e w s.vtt L'rawfords villo Cor. In !:.: .a, • -iis Journal. .Matrimonial Complications. The particulars of a very strange wed ding have just become public. Night before hist Mrs. Li/.a Stanley, a wealthy widow living east of Liberty, was mar- * ried to Mr. J ames Esherman. Mrs. Stanley is over forty-five years of age and Esherman is only tweutv-one. Mrs. i Stanley was left a widow two years ago. j when her husband. Lewis Stanley, died, j leaving his wife and five children in j very comfortable circumstances. He j left a good DrJ acre farm and over $3.000 ! in cash ileceutly Charles Stanley, of | Liberty, who is a son of Mrs. Eshemian. I was m-irned to a sister of his new step-; father. fisherman is not only his step- 1 father, but Ins brother-in-law, and his • wife’s brother aud father-in-law.—lu- j dianapons Sentinel Milton, Fla. This is to certify that I have l>een Afflicted with Scrofnia, or Blood Poison, lor h number o! years The physicians oi M< bl'.e and tin.- city said nothing could he done lor me. I also took a large qu *mity oi , but found no relief in anyiiir-g 1 'o.-k. My limbs wt re a ma.-s o? ulcers, aud when I whs i-eni to a pnysician in Mobile my eu tire body was amiv oi soo s. 1 had given up all hop*, :n i as a i i*.i resort tried P P. P (Piickiy Ac. i, Pu.’; Ki t \ nr*u Potassium!, i !, nd afur Uatng 1> nr l>ot U-- tsmu’.l size) the ; su es have entirely u:-;q p-ared, and n.v \ central health whs never belter than at the ; pies* in lime, and people that know me j thii k it a wonderin' cure Respectful!. ELIZA TODP. 1 9 9 • • the secret ® Aofnernitliic hMlth to dtooomM into ! TUTTS • •Tiny Liver Pills* M In liver a flections, tick headache, dys- M w pepeia, flatulence, heartburn, bilious w • colic, eruptions of the skin, and all A troubles ox the bowels, their ouratlve effects are marvelous. They are a cor* *rectlve as well as a gentle cathartic. Very small and easy to take. Price, M sc. Office, 3to 41 Park Place, N.Yi MMMMM The Bluebird. You may expect the bluebird an) time after the sun passes the wiutei solstice. In his musical engagement? it is not a matter of dates, but oppor tunity. It is never a matter of importu nity. Who ever heard a bluebird’s sou§ out of season? It may be cold anc snowy tomorrow, but his wings trembl< in the nervous ecstacy of the present and he sings of the bit of spring thai now is. When the storm comes then h< is silent. He may flee before its breath or, if it is late in the season, he will folc his wing, unstring his lute and tmcom plainingly wait till the venial sun anc wind shall come again. But let tht merest slit of sunlight gash the cloud and he warbles forth his greetings. Hi has been accused of trying to force tht season. But it is not that He is suet a lover of the very promises of nature that he is as happy in hope as fruition. I found a group shivering against t March snowstonn, late, as the sun wu sinking, and stopped to watch them pitying their distress. Suddenly then was some commotion, which I attribute!, to my presence and scrutiny—a low con versational chatter, a quivering oi wings, a few flitting changes of position and then a gurgle of spring melod) among the snowdrops. Astonished, J turned to where the sun should be, and there on the horizon’s rim its half disk was burning like a beacon. Two min ntes later it was out of sight, the ail was gloomy, the snow fell on, but tin morrow was a bluebird day indeed.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. They Trusted in the Lord. The two gangs of negroes from the southwest who have been stranded in this city within the past few days have displayed traits that are pleasing, and that have stirred up popular sjunpathy for them. Though they found, when they got here, that they could not get tc Liberia, in Africa, by a ferryboat or a horse car for ten cents; though they aud their pickaninnies were hungry, homeless and helpless in a strange city, though they did not know what to do oi where to look for anything, it is inter esting to learn that they did not whine or howl, or threaten to raise a rumpus, or to play havoc with most things, ot even to let l<x>se the dogs of war. They stood out near the dock in the cold patiently; they held dialogue about the unknown; they were overjoyed when a policeman gave them advice; they blessed the good Lord when they got shinbone oup for nothing; they grew merry and sang the old melodies of the plantation when they were offered a free place to sleep in, and they laughed, prayed, grew humorous and exhorted each other because things were going quite tolerable in a country for which they started out on their way to the happy land of Liberia. All of which is somewhat refreshing as things go in this world.—New York Sun. A Peculiar Commission. One of our Springfield artists, whose reputation for lifelike portraits is estab lished, had an old lady walk into Lis studio the other morning with a queer commissi- :i. She was a quaint, odd figure, clad in an <>ld style bombazine wit: .; :• \v ,-ir.. rgiing trimmings * f rusty c:. ..: e evidently was not familiar v.■ 1:.. . •• y' , . -ir,“ * ' y 1 h: . i . like him :m..t mm, but they .- . ue.-s an i . i: <1 suit. . lLias.-, i Homestead. For years tb*’’editor of the B iriugion Junction, (M 0.,) Post, has been subject to cramp colic or tits of indigestion, which prostrated him for several hours and un fitted him for business for two or three days. For the past year he has been using Chamberlain’s Colic, Cho’era and Diarrhoea Remedy whenever o<*casion required, and it has invariably given him prompt relief. 25 and 50 cent bottits for sale by M. Lively, and ugt ist Mr. A. K. Hawkes. —Dear Sir : I have tlinoughly tested the glasses you ad justed to my eyes some time asto, and find them to be unsurpassed in clearness aud brilliancy. In fact, they are tliebist glasses I have ever used. W. D. Bloxiiam, Ex-Governor of Florida. 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