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J& : Jfe? "3 3Q statem-spctetfc.s$ r.t: , . T - i , Jffe. jf v . ,' x .. prf)'iM'- - j "c. ! rftflftlgSPlrlffliifc , I7A1NJG TJfTl)i' . w av. -v 5 -O i IV "-St. && M t. it- "U rw S7 IV It"' i r. i. iff ri i Iv I, aaj- R&? t3. . S ISKl t t -"SS F: 5" ?3r "V &!vc afeJjES- L lpgB rfHjgmr i5BOBBfeMbltaMiBBiPj!Fay IRHr iWaaatCggs'y w(m I lUaT l"-t lEEgij5Mi?ai& "? " "STearly Sutosoriptlon. 1 FOURTEENTH YEAH. OUR ONLY DAY. Were thl? our only day. Did not onr ynaterdays and morrows give To hope and memory tbir interplay. How should we bear to hvo? Not merely what wo are, Bnt what we were and what we aro to he. Make up our life the far days each a star. The near days nebula, At once would love forget Its "keen pursuits and coy delays of bliss. And its delicious pangs of fond regret, Were there no day but this. And who. to win a friend. Would to the socrets of his heart invite A fellowship that should begin and end Uetween a night and night? "Who. too, would pause to prate Of insult or remember slight or bcorn, Who would thiB night lie down to sleep with hate, Were there to be no morn? Who would take heed to wrong, To misery's complaint or pity's call. To long wail of the weak against the strong If this one day were all? And what were wealth with shame, The vanity of office, pride of caste. The winy sparkle of the bubble fame, If this day were the last? Ay, what were all days worth, Were there no looking backward or before If every human life that drops to earth Werelost forevermore? But each day is a link Of days that pasB and never pass away : For memory and hope-to live and think-j Each is our only day. DID NOTELOPR "Yes, I like youraDpearance," said Mr. Smith, looking at John Padding ton through his gold eye-glasses. "And your recommendations are ex cellent, excellent; but niy steward must be a married man a married man, sir. Here's a house for him, you see, and everything comfortable and proper for a nice little home; but I cannot engage a single man I can not do it." "Shall I be taking a liberty in ask ing you why?" said John, with his head on one side and that insinuating smile of his, which did more for him than any number of recommenda tions and letters of introduction with most people. "Yes," replied Mr. Smith, "you certainly are; but I'll permit it I am, unfortunately, a widower, and I have four daughters. I am fond of having fine-looking people about me; therefore I engaged a handsome younsr coachman, consequence, Amelia, my eldest, eloped with him. Final re sult, 1 have settled a sum of money on Amelia and they are living on it at Hackensack. "I had a very fine-looking gardener, pious, well educated, had a quotation from the Bible for every occasion. Salina, my second girl, eloped with him. I settled something on Salina, and her canny Scotsman had used it to start a florist's establishment of his own. He is getting on in life and more pious than ever, and, because I happened to swear a bit over the elopement prays for me night and morning as a misguided sinner. "Later I employed a French cook with a mustache as long as himself. I never dreamed of danger there, but Connna, my third girl, eloped with him. "They have started a confectioner's establishment on what I gave 'em, and he is always calling me his beau pere and sending me some sort of flummery a frosted cake with Cupid on it or a mould of jelly, or 1 don't know what I can't quarrel wjth any one, or disown my girls. You see, I was a great flirt myself in old times, and ran off with poor, dear Mrs. Smith from boarding school. They inherit from me. But it can not happen again. My youngest is still with me, and every one about me must be married or very old and Ugly. Mv cook would frighten the crows, my gardner has a humpback, and a Xantippc of a wife; and you well, I do want you, I do indeed. I know you can manage my estate per- lectly. I like you personallv and all jlthat, but I kicked your predecessor uub jur &j:siug ms uauu to my aaugu- r-t ter and have been seeincr to mv own & business ever since. By the way, he ;- ' iefmade" a very good thing of the case of r -cassauitand battery he Drought against MtC ?'! suppose I shall have to get an fltber deformity to attend to the es tate if I don't want another elope- - . . - . SO. And Mr. Smith walked up and down the room for awhile, and then suddenly turning upon Paddington, .inquired: "Why haven't yon married before this?" "Well, sir," said John, "unfortu nately I have not felt that my pecun iary condition was such that I dared to marry. But if I secure this situa tion I will be in a position to take a wife." "You must be married before 1 en gage you," said Mr. Smith. "Very well," said John. "If you will give me the promise of the'stew ardship on those conditions, I can show it to a young lady, who will, I think, be Aery willing to marry me at once, and I can come to you on Monday with a wife." "Good," said Mr. Smith. "Pretty girl?" "Beautiful, "said John, "and lam madly in love with her." Whereupon Mr. Smith seated him self at his desk and wrote these words: "I promise John Paddington that if he fulfills his promise of marrying at once and brings me a wife on or" before Monday, Sept. 1. 1 will engage him as steward of my estate for a period of Ave years from date. Signed Samuel Smith." Armed with this document, John Paddington departed to see his fair one and began to pace up and down the pavement on the opposite aide of the way from the Church of St. Deborah- At this moment the bells were ring ing for afternoon service and numbers of nice young ladies were hurrying up the street with demure countenances, holding prayer-books in their hands. One, who was unusually pretty and who was dressed with, remarkable taste, looked coquettishly over her shoulder at John Paddington as she entered the door and as he met her eye, smiled upon him. Instantly he crossed the street and followed her to a pew which she en tered one under the gallery at the darkest end' of the left-hand side aisle. " ' The congregation bad mostly gath ered near the front of the church, and on this week-day afternoon 'was not large. Service had not begun, and the young people had as good an oppor tunity to converse in whispers as they could have desired. "You are prettier than ever, Edith," whispered John Paddington. "And vbu are naughtier than ever," said the eirl. "I am more in love than ever," said John, "if that is being naughty. Kbw, Edith, we have had a long flirt ation. I adore you and I want you to be my wife. Can you answer me candidly 'Yes' or 'No?' " The'girl blushed, pouted, and -finally said: "Oh, I haven't the heart to say 'No.'" . "Then- it is 'Yes?'"" asked Pad dington. "I have only delaved be cause 1 had not the means of giving j you such a home as you deserve. For a year we have met each other con stantly. J have cared for no one else. I am sure of my own heart. Are you sure of yours?" " Yes,!Usaid the girl, more serious ly than before. "Of late I have often , wondered if in the end you would not despise me for having made acquaint- ance so easily. 1 nave been wrong, x John. Know." "Now I shall have a vacation," he "If it had been any one else it said, "and no doubt my affairs will would have been very wrongj" said prosper in .your hands, Mr.1 Padding John, with more romance than logic; ton. I'm a very poor man of business "but, you see, our hearts met at first sight You never flirt with any other fellow, 1 am sure." .Miss Edith only replied: '"Not since 1 knew you. John. And now' the service commenced and the two were obliged to be si lent until its conclusion; then they walked down the steps and away to gether. "I have so much totellyoUjEdith,". said John. "I want you to be very brave and very good. I want you to marry me to-njorrow, dear." "Oh!" cried Edith, "to-morrowS But why in such haste, John?!' "My position depends upon, .my bsr ing a married man," said John." "I shall hare a nice little house, of my; I own contract for at salarr for lTe STOCK' inAJRlENa- TI33C TRAffTTR OF OX7Z& ZX7X3XTSTZU3BS. WA-KEEKET, KANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, years and you will be very comforta ble. Here is a paper the old gentle man signed promising all that to me if I married before Monday." 'What an odd idea. "Well, he has reasons," said John. "See here is his'prnmise on those con ditions. And he is a solid old gentle man; he has a nice estate and lives in a very elegant residence. He has had trouble with his daughters. One eloped with his coachman and one with his gardner. He thinks a bache lor unsafe to have about, and that is why we must marry at once. " Edith laughed again. "Well, in that case I'll marry you in this dress." she said, "and to-morrow if you like." "But, of course," said John. "I must ask your father first. I don't want to be dishonorable. As you are of age " "Twenty-two," said Edith. "As you are of age,' John continued. "I shall marry you whether or no, but I wish you to be respectful." Suddenly Edith became grave. "John," she said, "I know papa better than you do; it would be of no use. We will -marry and tell him afterwards and avoid a scene; he gen erally submits to the inevitable. I will meet you where you please to morrow morning and you can takethe certificate to Mr. Samuel Smith and - secure the position. Go to your borne on Monday and I will meet you there and later we will tell papa." "As you please," John answered, wondering what sort of a father Edith could have, and dreading that he was probably some one of whom she was ashamed. However, if his darling's relatives were beneath contempt, that would not change his feelings towards her and he felt hi msell quite able to keep them from invading his little home if they were objectionable. It was a strange sort of thing, he felt, to marry a girl of whose anteced ents he knew nothing; his friends would call him mad if thev knew iti But then they should not know, and with this he flung his doubts to the winds forever, and, to cut a long story short, married Edith Smith on the following morning. And; having given her the address of the little cot tage which they were to occupy (Mr. Samuel Smith's estate was well in the suburb), they parted with a kiss. "I will be at our cottage by 2 o'clock, John," Edith said. "Have the papers signed, so that there can be no back ing out on Mr. Smith's part" When John presented himself in Mr. Smith's study on Monday, an nouncing his marriage and provintr it by the exhibition of the certificate, Mr. Smith was very cordial. "Curiously enough, your bride has one of our family names," he said. "Edith is my daughter's name, was my mother's and her grandmother's. Well. I congratulate you, and here are the papers. We will sign at once, if you please. The more I see of you, Mr. Paddincton, the more I like you. I've no doubt that your wife will be a prudent little matron, who will set a sopd jexample to my wild little witch of a daughter, and will be good enough to watch over her a little." The signatures were appended to papers already made out by a lawyer, and Mr. Smith held out his -hand to myselL" 'And Mr. Paddingtcn is a good one," said a voice behind him. John turned and saw his wife near them. She was in home dress and without a bonnet He was startled, almost shocked. It was not at all nice. In fact, it was bold and for ward to make such an. entrance, to speak so familiarly to Mr. Smith. He hastened to checs her. "You forget that I have not intro duced you. to Mr. Smith, my dear," he said. This is Mrst Paddington, sir. " "Where?" asked Mr. Smith, look ing about him. "MrV Paddington? X don't see her. This is my daoghter, Miss Sdito,,sir. Now, my dear,' ace, you playing gone )oke,' hiding Mrv;iTiue only true riches an those Ut PaAUagtoa osaewncrer' v - yi "This is mytwife, Mr, Smith," said John Paddington, wondering if Mr. Smith-were out of his mind. "Sir, this is my daughter!" said Mr. Smith, lifting bis voice. "That is true, papa," said Edith, but 1 am his wife also. You ordered him to be married, and he married ma He hadn't an idea who I really was, though we've known each other for a vear. Smith is such a common name and' it is all my fault. I thought I'd vary the program a little and not elope as my sisters did.' "Good heavens!" cried John Pad dington, sinking into a chair. v'Edith, you know that I have im plored you to let me ask your father's consent. I never guessed that I knew him; I believed him some worthless old man of whom you were ashamed. I had, no idea " Here, confused and mortified, he paused for words; but Samuel Smith, having regarded him for a moment, held out his hand. "John Paddington,". said he, "I hold you guiltless. As for that that " "Don't call me names, papa,!' said Edith. "You' know you like John very much and he won't want you to settle money on him and he'll be a splendid steward. Kiss me and forgive me." R.' - i'I always was a weak fool, " said Mr, Smith But1 he kissed her. And to-day the coachman son-in-law and gardener son-in-law, as well as the pastry cook son-in-law; complain very bitterly that Mr. Samuel Smith shows great favoritism to the son-in-law who is a steward, and Edith says, with an air of great propriety, ."You see, that is because John did not elope with me." Utica Globe. Mike and the Bear. "In "The Heart of the White Mountains" the following bear story is told in the wordsof an old stage driver. "There used to be." he said, "a tame bear over to the Alpine .House, in Gorham. One night the critter got loose, and we all cal'lated he'd took to the woods.1 Anyhow we hunted high and low; but no bear. "Waal, you see, one forenoon our hostler Mike went up in the barn chamber to pitch some hay down to the horses. "Mike hadn't no sooner jabbed his pitchfork down, so as to git a big bunch, when it struck something soft-like, and then, before he knew what ailed him, the haymow riz right up afore him, with the tremendous est growl comin' out on't was ever heerd in any maynagiry this side of Noah's Ark! "Waal, the long and short of it was this: That air bear had buried his- self under the haymow, and was a-snoozin' it comfortable and inno cent as you please, when Mike prodded him in the ribs with the pitchfork. "The fuso any of us knew, we see Mike come a-flying out o' the barn chamber window and the bear arter him. Mike led him a length. Maybe that Irishman didn't streak it for the house! Bless you, he never tetched the ground arter he struck it! . "The boys couldn't do nothin' for laughin', and Mike was so scared he lorgot to yell. But he got away into t the house, arter that That bear turned savage that, and was so hopping wild we had to kill him. .'If anybuddy wants to make Mike fighting mad any time, all they've got to do is to ask him to go up in the barn-chamber and pitch down a bear." -" Water-Proot. There is published a new method of filling up the pores of wood with water-proof material so that boxes made of it will fiold liquids. The method is applicable for the construc tion of the outer cells of electric bat teries, but of course can be turned to many other useful purposes. The wood 'or complete box is first all thoroughly dried. It is next, placed in a vessel, which is then exhausted ot air by means of an air pump.- The protecting liquid is now introdBced in sfttcient quantity .to cover' the wood feu, caaoot take away Iron as. OOWIOK 1892, BfOBopalUed by Fet-cuta. During our recent cruise, writes a Falkland' Island correspondent, we went ashore on a sequestered island to view what the Captain called a "penguin city." r Sure enough, the whole island to comprising fifty acres, was laid off in regular squares, by streets running at right angles, the lines straight and true as a surveyor could have drawn them. As is well known, penguins spend their lives on the water except during the breeding season, when they are obliged to seek the shore, You will hardly believe me, but it is neverthe less true, that the birds not only lay 'jout their city in the way I have de- scriDea, Dut picic up ail tne loose stones till the whole place is as smooth as .a board floor. Then they take possession, in couples, each 'pair se lecting a home site not to build a nest, but merely to pre-empt a partic ular spot on the bare ground. The hen lays one egg, and only one, and during the time of incubation the male birds brings her food from the sea, or sits on the egg awhile him self if she wants to go out and take a swim. But in this case as in many others virtue is not "its own exceed ing great reward,-" because the lady penguins grow so fat and sleek under the good care of their, faithful hus bands that they are -more eagerly hunted at that particular season. The old birds are too tough and flshy to be relished by man or beast, but the tender young matrons are in great demand, both for their oil and flesh. Even the eggs have an oily and flshy flavor, and taste as hens eggs might if cooked in paraffine. The penguin is by no means a handsome or graceful creature. He has wings, like any other bird, but they are altogeher too short to fly with, though they may assist him somewhat in waddling over the ground. When in the water he has no use for wings, because his broad feet, webbed feet like those of a duck, propel him rapidly. It is funny to see a colony of these ungainly birds, marching up and down their streets' like soldiers, all the time standing erect and maintaining an air of great dignity and importance. ( Close Observer of Nature. The most successful beast tamers are generally small, wiry fellows, with plenty of nerve and a good stock of trade secrets, derived from the close study of wild animals.1 In the latter respect savages, with their outdoor mode of life, have a considerable ad vantage over their civilized rivals. In the Chilean Andes the naturalist Tschudt made the acquaintance of a Creole farmer who confessed that he bad experimented for several years before he succeeded in capturing a live alpaca. He had imitated the traps of the Indians, their method of fixing them in the sand of the river banks, their precaution in obliterat ing the traces of their footsteps, but all in vain, till an Indian, renegade revealed the secret namely that the alpacas select their drinking places where there is an audible ripple in the current of a river, perhaps for the same reason that cows prefer a brook to a pond and a running spring to a sluggish creek. The murmuring of the stream seemed to suggest the idea of purer and cooler water, and where the current was slow the In dians contrived to produce a ripple by an artificial obstruction, . A. Worea Book. -A curious book, in which the text fe neither written nor printed, but Voven, has lately been published in Zyons. It is made of silk and was published in. twenty-live parts. Each part consists of two leaves, so the en tire volume only contains fifty leaves, inscribed with the service of the masev and several prayers. Both the letters and borders are in black silk on a white background. ' Am UaiaUtm TM. , Forelfirn Visitor Is that college a really fine educational institation? . American (proudly) Is it? I should say it, was. They've got the most idiotic college yelTto be. heard is the whole contryrs4r--yes, ate. sew xora rreMur. j CROOKS, Fropra. NUMBER 45. FIGS AND THISTLES. T"he devil nevef I goes to sleep la cuuruu. No iieai. child of God ever wants: to go to Heaven alone. The true serv ant of God al ways gets his pay in advance. God will not go where His humblest child' is not welcome. , . ; Keep praise alive and there will be no lack of joy in the heart The Christian home is as great a foe as the devil has on earth. - No matter how God warns the sinner, He always does it in love. . The only thing we can lose that will make us poor is faith in God. Keep a close eye on the m'an whose .wife is afraid to ask him for money A good many sermons are aimed too high to ever hit anything on earth. No one ever did a great thing for God who did not begin by doing little ones. The good are the only people on God's footstool who have any right to smile. -" It is only when our hearts are about to fail us that God can be our strength. Whatever we would do if we had the power, is what God gives us credit for doing. When people are ashamed of their religion they generally have good rea son to be. Speaking ill of other people is only a round-about way of bragging on ourselves. The devil never needs a man any meaner than the one who is a tyrant to his wife. ' A need is always a blessing when, it makes us remember that we also have a God. The poorest man is not the one who has the least, but the one who wants the most - It doesn't take much capital to show whether we are doing business for God or not It is downright selfishness to try to enjoy religion without saying some thing about it The louder a stingy man says "amen" in church, the more the cause of God is injured. The devil cheats us out of a great',: many blessings by teaching us to be4 close with our money. Lffi Wf J VWJbJ The best places in heaven will be - filled by those who have been thv most faithful on earth. j8- -n; Two mites was all the widow vf most liberal soul on earth. No matter what appearances majC igT be, there is no such thing as real4 j prosperity to the wicked. , v.; The man who is not thankful "doerv not know half the time whether he Tillir Vina nnv Clni rp nnfc i "? ....J M? M..J WTM V. ..WW. V'- , The more house a man builds ob; the sand the more he will have'tA Inco vrVion t.liA ctrhrm fnmos "" Tii. L The devil's first work on earth, was . to destroy the home, and he has at the same thing ever since. ' ? ;very time we nnd a new.promMer a? iour Bible the angels open tfceuiriife ilows of heaven a little wider." 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