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W. B. t. i. MEAD. I'n^iliMNIh ckesoo, r* 1otf4 GEMS CAN NOT WIN THE HEART. can not win thr heart. Though pure and brijjtot "May be the light, 3»n true /y Impart? Alk Lir. LiUOt'u, Uerp mjrateHoss ntntifr* Are Bfw toocbrd by these cold, gHtering thing*. What t^nuph th? diamond's folate May lovely Artl ltko a (flortons dream May N Us sparkling rays wrrr licht the waves which onward toll. The surptng waters of the struggling soul! Oi*. e. 'a ,-* the knrly heart. Not jewels from ihe mine— Tor these I !n net pine— In th'**'' 1 hove no part. ¥?!cher an tlear^r are the (rifts I crave, Withhold them not my life they'll Llcss afid tave. Affection'# tender pare, !xrp *htuinsr in the rfW Of tho«e love pr*7\ Th«'»e make our pathway ur Tbe*e *tp the cift« 1 rrave rol I an not bay tki# jfwclai these alone can Me*-* and ntMJr. -X. V. Ledger. fj^jlaj^vrfe A Storv of the Late War. BY BERNARD BIGSBY, Author of Loyal at Lft*t. My I.arty Fantas tic, "E'.ler.'s Great Secrct," "Fell Thlevrs." Etc. CopyrtRht. 1891, by A. N. Kellogg Newspaper G». I* CHAPTER XIX. ROME, SWEET HONS, i Whenever a railroad train rolled up to the station at Meltonlmrg- its passen jrers were accustomed to smilingly re mark that every man. woman and child in the place was loulin^r on its platform paze at the arrivals and departures. What. then, must they have thought when one bright August morning the express from Columbus dashed up to the little depot with a series of jubilant shrieks that showed that the engineer was in sympathy with some unwonted 'excitement, and they saw the depot draped in fluttering hunting and alive 'with hundreds of country folks arrayed in their besst. while a local band, with more energy than harmony, braved the nir of "JSce, the Conquering Hero jT omes!" And the conquering hero who came t» Melton burg on that sunny morning was none other than Frank Ilesant, who was dumfounded at his noisy re ception, which was really due to the tnergy of the editor of the Weekly Ad vertiser. who had roused the honest rustics to what he afterwards described in the columns of his journal as "a red hot hurst of enthusiasm." And, when the village president, an aged and es timable hardware merchant, stepped forward and tired an oration at him. •which was a little personal at fiit, but soon drifted into a Fourth of .July ureed. that Frank thought he had heard before, the young soldier felt that he would rather endure another Chiekainauga than go through the or deal. Hut he had to face the music—to hear lie v. Lubin Ferry compare him in dulcet tones with every Biblical hero from David downwards, and declare that his ma thought this a day that the Mcltonburgers would forever Ik* proud of—and to accept at the hands of a com mittee. of which the Advertiser man was spokesman, the presentation of a sword, on which was engraved a list of the battles in which he had—or ought t.» have—taken part. As the Adver tiser said. "it was a high old time, and the welkin rang with the plaudits of thousands, when the youthful hero, in few hut appropriate words, gracefully acknowledged the tribute to his brav ery." l»ut they let him go at last. Even the little boys. who had shouted themselves horirse. had sen so to leave him. when ho opened the garden gate and turned up the avenue of walnuts to his home "Mother!" "My boy!'* I draw the curtain over the tender •fccene and leave them to their bliss. And lraee came, too, blushing trembling, and oh! so glad, that Frank I ,took her in his arras and stroked her hair and rained kisses upon lu uplifted 'lace. just as though he had a right to !«lo it and she was his atiiunccd bride, I not at all in the subdued, yet affeetion !nte manner in which he greeted cousin |l\ate. Why. the two receptions would not l»e comparison: and was she not a happy girl? Hut she was happier when that night the young soldier told her the old. old tale of love, which in her 'ears founded ns sweet ami fresh as 'though ieom of ages ago it luwl not called the blush to the damask cheek of woman. And when on Sunday Mr. Brentwood preached to a crowded congregation a memorial sermon, in which, after a touching tribute to the Meltonburg boys who had died in action, he remind ed his hearers of the dclit of gratitude they owed the brave survivors of that awful straggle, you should have seen the widow's eyes blaze with triumph. She did not now look down in trembling confusion, nor did her boy hide his f• ce or sicken with shame Ht the words of the preacher. And Frank's sympathies were with the minister too, when he added: "We are a proud people this day, exultant in victory, almost for the moment forget ting our tears fr the loved ones who ave fallen on the battle field: but there is one thing we have not thought of. While we pour out heartfelt gratitude t- the heroes who have maintained the metonoiny of this mighty Xation, whose noble deeds shall inspire the poets of unlKtrn generations, can we rot spare from the overflow of our ela tion some sympathy for those who fought for a cause they believed to be just, and who now have to ado to the desolation of blighted homes and ruined prospects the bitterness of defeat? We can afford to be generous. Perhaps it is old age that brings on me the spirit of prophecy, but I can bee the time when we shall record with pride the courage and devotion of the people of the South, whose marvelous endurance has no parallel in history, and say ex ultantly, 'And these men were Ameri cans when the gallantry of Lee and Jackson will be remembered without robbing the crowns of (Jrant. Sherman and Sheridan of a single laurel-leaf Though the people generally were r.ot ripe for the expression of such lib eral criticism, the soldier element the congregation nodded approbation The countenances o* Miss Ruth and few others, however, manifested de termined signs of disapproval ami llev. Lubin afterwards remarked that his ma considered Mr. Brentwood's senti ments hardly decent. The pastor's Hster. too, had another subject v l.ich caused discomfort. "1 declare." t.he *aid to race, going }som.» from church, "that Mary liesant uoes net look twenty-five years old to day it's that bonnet the had from Dayton does it." Hut Jrace knew that her friend's ra diant looks were due to a heart full of the sunshine of thankfulness, so she de murely replied: •'Mrs. Ilcwnt always looks younger th?n her years, but to-da\ she is partic ularly bright and pretty. Perhaps the contrast of this morning with the day when lat-t she .sat in church with Frank, may have Mimething to do with her cheerfulness." "Oh! yes. 1 remember when she made such a fool of herself. Well, p'r'aps you are right, for. indeed, it is natural she shoyld feel good over her l»oy"«» splendid luck. It is not every widow's son that gfcs to the war who canes back a Colonel." "Luck! Frank's tack, anntie! Do you dan- to call the reward of heroic deeds luck?'' "Yes. I do. child. Sft yon needn't snap my head rflf. Look at poor .lames Law son. who entered the army the same day he t'id. and never ro*e leyond the rank of private. Hut who is that distinguished -looking man shading hands with tfie Hesants? Just eome by train I shouldn't wonder, breaking the Sabbath: but he's a fine, handsome man for all that. Hurry, up, Orace, and we'll pet introduced." Hut as the stranger joined the Hesant part Frank and his cou* in fell back to the Miss Hrentwoodn, leaving Mrs. Hesant to proceed to Walnut House with their new companion. "Who is your friend in the silk hat Frank?" Miss Until asked, in licr abrupt way. when they had shaken hands. "Colonel Hopkins, of Ours, Miss Brentwood." "Oh! what do you mean by 'Ours?'" "Why. of our regiment. It is a way we have of speaking." "Are there two Colonels to a regi ment?" "No: only one." "Then, you are not Colonel after toll?" "Yes I am. He resigned in my favor just before we were mustered out." "Oh! he resigned, did he? What made him so eager to sacrifice himself for your interests?" "1 am sure I do no not know," Frank laughed, "unless it was to encourage merit.** "Hut I do. young man: if he is the person I take him to be, and I'm not quite sure, for I haven't seen him for more than twenty years: but if he is. I know quite well why he dropped that pretty plum into your mouth." "Would it l»e indiscreet to ask why, since you are so well informed?** Oh! ask your ma. P'r'aps she'll tell you and p'r'aps she won't." And with that parting shot Miss Iluth started up a path that led bv a near cut to the parsonage and left the young people to themselves. "I am sorry aunt was so rude to yon, Frank." tirace began, in lame apology. "Pshaw! my dear, don't let that worry you. We all know and make al lowances for Miss Iluth's eccentricities but I do wish she wouldn't be 140 con- f« tundcdly enigmat ical." Then Kate Lester interprwed. "If you will accept me as the reader of the riddle." she said with a laugh, that showed two rows of t'H-th like pearls. "1 should say that Miss Brent wood means to insinuate that you found favor in Colonel Hopkins eyes because you were your mother's son."' "And why not? They were friends of long ago." "Ah. why not?" and the young lady's eyes gleamed with m:.**hk'f. Meanwhile the Colonel and the widow were wending their way towards Wal nut House, side by side, utterly uncon scious of the remarks they had excited. "I could not wait for your answer to my letter, Mary," he was saying, when 1 "aii! mothfk. vor ro kot know the KKAL WoKlH OF THE MAX." they were quite out of ear-shot of the party, "so 1 came on from Chicago by the express last night to learn my fate She never helped him by a word, but he saw that she was much agitated. 'I am a plain, blunt man. unskilled in the art of eloquence to plead my suit, but I loved yon before we married, and 1 love you now. I know that I am ask ing a great sacrifice of you—you with all the beauty of your youth retained, and I. so old and battered—but 1 would make you happy as my wife. My love for Frank, too, should plead with you in my favor." •And. yet. it is for Frank's sake, .lack, that I must say no to jour re quest. Xav, do not think me hard and ungrateful for the honor you have done me. You do not know how much the refusal costs me." Jack! She called him. as she used to do, by the old familiar name. He was too good a soldier to retire In-fore such an ill-defended position as this. 'Then if the only obstacle to my suit is your son's possible objection, may She interrupted him, with the same look on her face that he had seen there nearly five-and-twenty years ago, when he had asked the same question. "No. once and for all, dear friend, it can not be. Believe me I have not made up my mind to refuse the love of a man of your worth and true nobility of character, without hours of painful thought. You must take my answer as final."' "Then, good-bye, Marv!" he said, for they had now reached the garden-gate, and without another word he left her. Half an hour later. Frank came in. "Is dinner ready? Where is Colonel Hopkins, mother?" were his first ques tions. ri'ijfii'i niiiijir Now. though the pretty widow luwl bathed her eyes and used all the litth arts of the toilet, with which women are so adept in concealing the tract s of their emotions, there yet lingered in Mrs. Besant's face a tell-tale sign of I sorrow that caught her sou's attention in a moment. "Mother," he said, putting his arm I around her waist, "there is something wrong. Where has the Colonel gone?"[ "1 am afraid lit- has left us—perhapsI he is at the hotel—there is no train North till this evenicg." was the in coherent answer, while the lady"s| cheeks blushed furiously. "iione to the hotel! Have yon and been quarreling?" "No." "Not quarreling bat not agreeing, perhaps? Now, darling mam"-very coaxingly—"you and I are a little more than mother and son, for we have been| boon companions ever since I can re member, then is it not a little late inl the day for one of us to have a aaewtj which the other can not shire?" A fond pressure of the hand wu hla reply. "Have you no secret, then?" "Not one you ought to know." "Nor one I ought not to know, I am fmro. Forgive me if 1 seem abrupt, darling mother, but ha* Colonel Hop* kins asked you to lie his wife?" "Yes, Frank." The answer was in a tone scarce al»ove a whisper. "And yon said?" "I said 'No,' Frank." "Because you did not love hi»r "That is not a fair question. Y*m really must content yourself with your own h»ve adventures, Frank, without interfering with the indiscretions of your elders." She tried hard to get up a light laugh, but it was a failure. "Mother, vou must answer me!" "What shall I say?" "The truth." "Now. suppose I had told hint 'Yes what would yon 1 nd?" "That you were a luekv woman and I a happy man. Ah. mother, yon do not know the real worth of the man you're turned away." "Oh. Frank "I say." he continued, hotly, "you d*n"t know what n gentle, lovable, pure, brave, honorable man he is—the noblest fellow I ever met, except my father." "I know it. Frank!" the widow sighed, with such conviction that light dawned on her son's doubts. "Ah! you do love him, after all?" "Well, perhaps—really, Frank—yon are odious to-dav—but I will confess that I think the Colonel—" "Spare your blushes, inamsie!" Frank cried, gleefully, "for I am off to bring him back." And before she could in terpose he was gone. rs. Besant was in a pretty state of dismay at her son's impetuosity. She I declared to herself that she wotrid start for the Brent woods at once and spend the day with them: that if she did stop at home it would only be because it was her duty to preside at her son's table when he had guests that she would be barely civil to that horrid Jack Hopkins, who had placed her in such a ridiculous position, and then— she went to her mirror and decked her self with a bit of ribbon of the color she knew was loved best by that obnoxious gentleman. There was a double wedding at Mel tonburg. and didn't the tongues wag when the gossips learned who the par tics to the contracts were? It was all very well and to be expected that Colonel Frank should wed their village beauty, but that Mrs. Besant should have captivated a handsome husband with an enormous fortune, was news that set every old maid's and lone wid ow's heart fluttering with envy and hope. Colonel Hopkins insisted on Frank's taking the whole of his father's fort tine. and moreover built him a hand some residence, far larger and more consequential than the Walnuts where he now resides with his growing fam ily. in the outskirts of the village James Lawson's widow and son live in a pret ty cotta re with his father, who is never tired of talking of his boy Jim, who died on the field of battle, defending the Union flag. He and Miss Iluth often mingle their eulogies of the ill-fated young man's career and say some very *»harp thimrs concerning the ingratitude of his country, and Frank has never dispelled their illusions. Even when Jim's widow, some years later applied for a pension (and got it) he mercifully held his tongue. Mark Henderson, of course, married Kate Lester, and it was on the occasion of this wedding, which was held in Chicago, that Frank met Jack (iregory, who was Mark's ln*st man. 'Have you heard what has become of Charlie Fulton?" he asked, when as I Jack said, the couple had been "turned and they had leisure for personal Reminiscences. "Oh. yes. he is married and gone into #attle-raising with Will Jefferson." "Married! Not to Miss La.sc«llea» fnrely?" No: she's breaking hearts in Paris, ivith a splendid chance of marrying a thike. They had her picture in the London (iraphie a few weeks ago." "And Charlie?" "Married Dfx- Saunders' ^..tighter, a sweetly pretty little girl with a fortune she inherited from her uncle." "And you. Jack?" "Oh, I'm the one man of all our rowd who has had the courage to nail his colors and refuse to yield to the fair enemy. Now. Master Frank, have yon drawn a prize or a blank in love's lottery but. if the latter, poor beggar, you would not dare to say so, so what is the good of asking?" "I have drawn a prize so rich and rare, Jack, that I have no words to tell you of its value." .lack smiled. He had heard young married men say the same sort of thing Wfore. And you are going into politics, I hear?" he asked. "Yes, in a small way.** "Pshaw! Bcsant.do not talk Mice that why, man. you could not do things in a small way if you tried." •lack's prophecy proved true. Rifhcs and honor have tieen heaped upon Frank in his civil career but no dignity he has ever attained, no public favor he has ever won, no ambition he has ever crowned with success, has given him one tithe of the thrilling delight he fe.t the dav thev made him COLONEL OF THE FOI UTH. Trnnyaon's Foibles. Apprehensions of being raoblicd by the "profane vulgar" amounts, as is well known, almost to monomania with the poet-laureate. Many good stories are told in illustration of this weakness of his. One of the best known of them will perhaps bear repetition. Lord Tennyson was taking a country walk with a friend, when a fellow-creature was espied in the distance. "We must turn back," said the poet: "that fellow means to waylay us." His companion persuaded him. however, to continue on their path. They caught up the eneir^v and passed him. He took no notice them whatever. "What an extraor dinary thing." cried the irate poet "the fellow seems to have no idea who I am!" The Jumplii'- ltea 11. One of the curious products of Mexi co, says the Boston Budget, is the jumping lean. a vegetable curiosity whose freaks of acrobatic ability have never liecn fully explained by the sci entists. They grow in pods, each pid containing three leans. Each segment is rounded on one side and A-shaped on the other, greenish-yellow in color, and in circumference about the size of a large lead pencil. When placed on table they roll over and skip about, sometimes actually jumping a g(»od two inches. When held between the thumb and forefinger they are felt to beat strongly u» the tbrobbincr o* strong man's puis*. FOR GIRLS AND BOYS. THE OLD-TIME CLOCK. Tfeli and tock tick and took fte iily K«es the old-time clock. Kvrnir.j com.- it is time to »leep irk away, toc! 11 way, watch I'll keep. leep. £ood irrandmoilier, sound and atlll! A I day Ion# you have worked with a will, aslsaiK and mending and sweeping and all, now and rest while the shadows fall. Hei Hlecp, little b.iby, curled In your nest! •iHytimc u.is tiK'rrv, but bedtime la best} !'ir at l»*t, n join- ilnwn white, Wi'fji till the kiss of Ui«? uioriitng light. Tick and toe It tick and lock "!ie«Tilj- Jfoex the olil-tflock. Weiiry ones, elu ery ones, rest artil Sleep! l"iek aw:iy, toek 11*1av, watch I'll keep"' •-Laur.t K. K.eiiiiriN, in Youth's I oiiip.ililon. TEDDY'S PUNISHMENT. It Was for Running A nay. Itut Was Xota I're veil live. Teddy Front! Where have yon been th»* time?" 'Dess—over de fence." said Teddy, looking ruefully down at his apron. "Look at your apron. You've tore it dreadfully.** 'Twas de fence tore it,** said Teddy. Teddy, this Is three times to-day that you have run away and climlwd over that picket fence to play with ilakie Potter. The first time yon got your bh'H's soaked through with dew: the next time you tripped and tumbled into the muil puddle: and now you've tore your apron like this. What do you s'pose I'm going to do with you?" "I don't know," said Teddy, with a very doleful face and a voice to match. I'm going to put you in this cliair nd keep you here for two solid hours then you can't run awav." Teddy looked more doleful than bc »re, if that were possible. In fact he looked a great deal more doleful than he felt, for he did not feel afraid of any thing his sister Dolly might do. She lways talked and bustled alHtut as if she meant something dreadful but he knew very well that l»efore long she would bring him a baked apple or a cooky, and like enough tell him a story while she mended his apron. But be fore she had licr needle and thread ready a neighbor's little girl ran in. "Oh, Dolly. Mrs. Bray's baby's got a awful pain. and site wants you to come over and bring the peppermint and tell her in w much to give him." "Oh. Patty, mother's away for all dav. and I've got to take care for Tedd.v." "Let him come, too." "No, he ean't." Dolly shmifo hrrflead very positively. "He's lcen naughty, and he's got to sit on that chair." But w hat w as to be done? Mrs. Bray's baby could not be left to suffer: and it 011 Id never do to leave it to a little thing like Patty to teli how many drops of peppermint must be given. Patty." said Dolly." "you run back nd teli Mrs. Bray I'll be there with the peppermint 'most as soon as you are." It was very unfortunate for Teddy that Patty had happened along just lie fore Dolly's tender-hearted stage had set in. Ten minutes later she would have Iwen pitting him. and doing every thing to show that she was sorry for being so cruel, except tellinghim so in so many words: but she now turned to him with a very hardened look on her pret ty. rosy face. I know what I'll do with you. 1 guess I can manage to keep you from running away even if I'm not here. I'm going to tie you to that chair." Teddy set up a wail. "Yes. I am. It won't be half as bad as you deserve." She 1)roe.ght a piece of rope and tied the small boy's arm nearhis shoulder to the back of the cliair. "No. you don't do that," she said, severely, as Te.ldv gave a little hitch to try his chances of passing his arm out of the rope as soon as he should be left alone. She passed the rope around him nd under the other shoulder, making s tight a knot as she could behind the hair. 'There now."* Hut before she had hunted out the peppermint bottle from the top shelf of the pantry Dolly's heart failed her. She ran to the cupboard and hastily spread a piece of bread with jam. "I won't long." she .said, thrusting it into the small boy's hand. had been hard work to hold the loleful look on his plump little face, and Teddy let it go the moment his sis ter was out of sight, for the jam was good and he knew he should not have had it if Dolly had not been ealled away. He knew also, that something lsc unusually nice would be forthcom ing as soon as she came back, perhaps even a piece of pie or a lump of white sugar. He ate the jam off the bread, dropped it to the floor, and listened for Dolly to come. Hut five minutes or more passed and Teddy began to get restless. It's two hours 1 know. She said dess two hours. I'm most starved. Wis" I had dat bread." He tried to reach the bread he had thrown down, but his arm was not long enough. He wriggled and writhed until the rope become very loose, but he mid not get free. Bending over as far as he could for the bread he lost his bal ar.ce and went over, chair and all. He set up a little cry, looking around to see if Dolly was coming to see how hc had hurt himself, and all her fault. But as nol»dy was near to him he wisely concluded to eat the bread and let the cry wait. He climbed back upon the chair and again wondered why Dolly did not come. The door by which she had gone out opened from the side of the house, and through it came sounds which told Teddy that the big old rooster in the back yard was running after the little chickens whenever they found anything to eat, which was a way he had. How hard it was to keep still when every muscle of his stubby little legs seemed tingling to get after that great bullying rooster. Again Teddy tried with all his might to free himself from the chair: but Dolly's knot still held, although the rojie had now become so l«ose that lur could stand bv the chair. Hearing more squawks and seulHings in the back yard he could stand it no longer but started for the door dragging the chair after him. As he crossed the grass plot he saw a boy whom he knew walking along the road, ami he set the chair straight and climlied into it. because he did not want the bov to know he was tied to it. The1 boy peeped through the pickets of the front fence, and called: "lleilo! hat you doin*?" "Dess settin' here," sa,id Teddy. The boy went on, and Teddy gave his attention to the chickens, finding it a very difficult matter to chase the rooster while dragging the chair after hiin, and often stopping to sit on it for a little rest. At last the rooster was settled, and still Ik»lly did not come. Where could she be? Teddy went to the fence and peeped down the road in the direction in which she hail gone feeling sure that Mrs. Bray's baby must have taken all the peppermint by this time. Then he looked longingly down the little lane at the end of which was the field in which he had played with JaUie Potter the three times he had run away that morning. The bars leading into the lane were all out except the top cjie, so he could easily pass them Five minutes later he stood hot and ou of breath by Jakie Potter's fence. "Cvma oa over," said Jakie. I can't," said Teddy. "I'm tied up. Dolly tied me no's I couldn't run away and come here no more. Jakie climbed on the fence and looked goltcrly over. Come on anyways," he urged. No. I can't. It's too heavy," giving a tug at the chair. "I'll help," said Jakie. climbing over. I'll lift and you climb." So Jakie lifted and Teddy ciimlMnl until the three were at the top of the fence. Dolly reached Mrs. Bra.V*fr to find the liaby very sick, and Mrs. Bray alone tvith it. except the little girl who had ne for Dolly. •oh. Dolly, I'm so glad you've come. Drop the peppermintquiek. dear—that's right, you're as go«»d as a grown wom an, with your handy little ways. Now, Dolly, fix up the tire and bring me some hot water as quickly as you can, for I'm afraid lie's goin' to have a fit." IImv could Dolly leave Mrs. Bray at such a time? She helped with her l»est will and service, all the time carrying an ache in her heart nt thought of the small loy tied up at home. Not until the poor baby was asleep ciid Dolly see that she could leave. "Now go. Dolly, and I'm a thousand imes obliged to you. And w ill you just un round by old Mrs. Carter's and tell her to come and stay awhile with me?" It was quite a way around, and Dolly ran every step of it.giving the message, ind at length reaching hewe U»fiuA the house empty and still. "Teddy!"" It was something of a shock not to find him. Hastily making sure that he was nowhere in the house she ran out, still calling his name. "Soinel»ody's screaming1—V?liOis It She listened and could hear "Dolly, Dolly! O-o-o-o-o!" It surely was the long liowl by which Teddy al ways made it known that he was in trouble. Dolly turned toward the howl, rushed through the lane and in a mo ment was close beside it. The chair was on one side of the fence »nd Teddy on the other hanging by the rope around his arm. Jakie. now add ing his screams to Teddy's, was trying his l»est to help, first pulling on the chair, then on Teddy, either way mak ing matters worse than l»efore. And just as Dollv reached the chair Mrs. Potter came running toward Ted dy and in half a minute had raised him so that he could tumble over the fence on the same side with Dolly and the •hair, where he soon picked himself tip and stood sobbing aud rubbing his arm. Teddy told a very mournful story to his mother when she came home at bed time: but she only smiled and said it served him right. Dolly's heart, how ever, was full of pity for his sufferings and of penitence for having caused them. "I'll never, nerer tie you up again, Teddy," she said, giving him a hug a* she covered him up in lied. "I shall, though if he needs it," said mamma, shaking her finger at him. 'lint it won't be to a chair. It shall be the l»edstead next time.'* You couldn't carry that a#, eottld you. Teddy?" s'lid Dolly. "No." said Teddy, taking a solierlook at it. "And I wouldn't want to. any ways even if it was a chair."—bydutij Dayre, in N. Y. Independent. ROB ROY'S SWORO. It Wa« Celebrated llrcaiiar It Once 0e longed to a IliKbland Chieftain. That is what I saw the other day. It was the kind of sword formerly used by the Scotch Highlanders, and which they called a claymore. It was very long 1 nd heavy. The sheath was of dark brown leather, worn aud broken with ige. The reason why this sword is famont s that it belonged to a man who was very celebrated in his time. His name was Roliert MaeOregor, buthe isalwaye called Hob Hoy. The word Koy mean* ed. and was applied to him on account •f his red hair. Hob Roy was not very tall, but he was very strong, as yoc may suppose from the fact of his having :sed such a sword. This sword was old in Kob's time, for it had belonged to hit father liefore him. Hob Hoy was a Highland chief. ani the greater part of his life was spent ic war. He died about one hundred anc fifty years ago, and during his lifetime Scotland was in so unsettled a state that men were forced to spend a great l»»al of time in fighting to maintain theii rights. Ilob was a brave man. and althougl lie was a warrior, he was not cruel, anc wa* very good to the j»oor. In our times inen do not quarrel so much, and when they do quarrel have I letter ways of settling their dispute! than by going to war.—Christian at Work. MisumlerataiidlNs*. Benny had a pet hen. Hcgava feet orn and crumbs and milk and cold wa ter He talked to her, and the hen talked, too—in her way. She laughed also— when she laid an egg -so Benny said. One day Benny was naughty. 1I snatched little Fay's apple and ran. lust as lie got to the haystack he fell and hurt his nose. Old Topknot flew out of the hay clot* by, and ran away laughing liecanse hit nose was hurt. Benny was vexed. He did not feed her corn or crumbs for a whole day, and Topknot ran away every time she saw liiin. They both felt very unhappy. Benny told his mother. She said: "Yon have hail a misunder standing." "What is that?" said Benny. "When you fell close to Topknot, she thought you w ere going to hurt her. and you thought she was laughing about your little hurt nose. You were both wrong." "I'll just go and get her some corn this minute," said Benny.—Usurper's Young People. All That waa Kipfrtr# Two little girls known to the writer went home with a third little girl to tea without having been previously in vited. The mother of the third little girl received her small guests very kindly, but she was not prepared to en tertain company and she was obliged to set a plain repast before them. She made some slight apology for the plainness of the meal, when Katie, one of the little gue»ts, feeling that it was incumlient on her to say something po lite in reply, pursed up her lips and said very primly: "Oh. y 11 have t/nilf as much as we expected you would have. Mi's. II— quite as much."—Wide Awake. Amy's Mixture of Words. Amy's big brother Frank remarked at the tea-table that he was to write the Valedictory for the tiraduation Amy listened attentively, and not long after was overheard telling a small companion that her brother Frank was going to write the "Benediction for the Exaggeration."—Youth's Companion. Tlie Itnyn Were No I.on^er. A little girl who had mastered her eateehism confessed herself disappoint eel, "because," she said, "though I obej the fifth commandment and honor papa and mamma, yet iny days are not a bit longer in the land, because I am put to bed at seven o'clock." New Mexn. —-The Brooklyn bridge waa opened on Queen Victoria* birthday. Way 24 11669. THE DAIRY. —If yon are shipping milk for retail ing or sre delivering it to a factory, cool it to sixty degrees or less as soon as possible after drawing from the cow, and have it shaded while on the road. -Do not compel the cows to wade in mud and slush to their bellies to get a scanty supply of stagnant water. See that they have plenty of fresh water that is easily reached. -Reduce the cost of production to the minimum. This can lie done by study ing the individual characteristics of your cows, the nature of different foods, and the relative merits of breeds. If we can reduce the cost of production one cent a pound, we add one cent to the price of our butter. -There is not near as much danger of cows wearing out and dying early from high feeding and constant work at the pail, as there is from shortened rations, exposure to cold winds and storms, al lowing them fo shift for themselves in winter and on short pastures in sum mer. Making the cows tough by this sort of management is a poor business for the dairyman. --Prairie Farmer. -There is always a time when these business fellows who are dabbling in dairy matters get the scales knocked off their eyes: that is when the returns for fhe manufactured product come in. Nothing will so shake the conceit out of an amateur manufacturer as unfavor able market returns. He begins to realize that the dairy business is molded after a pattern of every voca tion: there must be a deal of practical knowledge before there can be counted success.—Ohio Farmer. —Beware of the cow or heifer with a snaseuline head, as well as the cow sus piciously fat. The latter is probably fat liecanse she is a shy breeder, or has aborted and has a calf only once in a while. Buy the cow with the motherly look. We can not desen-ibe it in words, but every man who has his eyes open knows the expression of maternity or motherlincss. She maybe thin in flesh, not half so good-looking as others, but it is simply because she has been du plicating herself regularly, andthusful filling her mission. If she has the form and the breeding, and good, lusty calves to her credit, buy her. Don't buy the long-legged, thin-chested, ronsumptive-looking animal under any circumstances, no matter what the breeding.—Iowa Homestead. "LONGEVITY" OF BUTTER. Method of Preparing to Insure Durability. Those who try to keep butter should understand that it is never better than when fresh-made. If it alters at all it will involve expens?, ami the producer must lose. He should consider, also, that old butter, even if sound, will not bring so much as new of the same grade The public taste is for fresh butter. At this period of the world's progress all the large markets are supplied with fresh butter the year round. Old but ter, even if well preserved, must edge its way into market with all chances against it, and loaded with a weight of prejudice besides. Extreme refrigera tion is neither required nor desirable, as it affects both butter and eggs unfav orably. A temperature of about fifty degrees is right, but no temperature which any producer can maintain will prevent all change through the heat of isummer. The most he has to hope for is to keep butter in fair condition for use Fnskillfully made butter will not keep under any condition, and the more faulty the make the sooner it perishes. If durability be desired the milk must 1m? good, and everything that concerns its handling and management must be clean and sweet, even the air which ventilates the room where it is set. Cream must be fresh when churned. 11 may be a little sour, but by no means stale. More than half the dairymaids injure the butter they make by not skimming soon enough again by letting the cream stand too long afterward. Stale crcam will not make good butter for keeping. One may spoil it for keeping by churning or working until it becomes greasy, by churning the cream toei warm or too cold, or by having portions of it of unequal ripeness, so that some of it will come sooner than the rest and be overehurned. It should all come at once. Churned into a solid lump, but ter will have its keeping f|iiality im paired. It is impossible to work the buttermilk out of such a ma.ss of butter Hnd then work salt into it without doing its grain injury. To secure lon gevity for butter, lumping it must be avoided. When so far churned that the butter will rise readily to the top of the buttermilk, the contents of the churn tdiould be cooled till the butter will, by s little moderate churning, form into pellets the size of wheat Take it from the churn in this form and rinse off with cold Water or brine all buttermilk instead of working it out. If in this condition U is sealed air-tight, under brine as strong as can be made and put in a moderately cool place, it may be kept a year with hardly pcrceptiblc change. White-oak casks may be used. They should be thoroughly soaked in brine, filled with boiling-hot brine, and left standing till cold. A false head, soaked and scalded the same as the cask and covered with bleached muslin, should be laid into the cask. Support one inch from the bottom by three wooden pins fasten it down to prevent floating, the space between the two heads having first being filled with salt The butter, in the form of pellets, should be plaered in the cask as soon as the buttermilk has been rinsed off it and kept under the strong brine till enough butter has been made to fill the cask. It is then to be beaded, the end with the false head turned up, a hole bored in it, and strong brine filled in till it rises to the top «»f the head. Then the hole must lie plugged. If the brine settles by soak ing into the staves or evaporating more should be poured in occasionally tokeep it pbove the butter. Thus prepared it may be expected to keep in good order a year after heading up. When it is to be sold the head which was taken out at first should be removed, and the but ter. without any salting pressed into th«* form desired for use or market. The above treatment will take up more room and cost a little more than by packing solid, but there is no way in which it will ke ep so well. The same easks can be used several years, or so long as they can be kept tight. The' purest salt only should be used for making the brine if not pure and the butter is kept long it will lose color. A Veteran Dairyman, in Tribune. To Prevent F«rmentation. One of the first things to do aft«*r milk is drawn and strained, is to get it cooled to the temperature of the sur rounding a as quickly as possible. There are germs of fermentation even in the purest milk that need only a brief time of new-tnilk temperature to de velop so far that entire putrefaction can not lie prevented. After cooling quickly by surrounding the can contain ing the milk with ice, put the milk into glass jars, and tilling full, seal to pre vent contact with the air. Milk thor eiughly cooled can be thus kept twenty four and even thirty-six hours in good condition for use. Some cream will rise during this ccmling process, and this should be removed. Milk should never be placed in closed vessels until what is called its animal heat lues been taken from it. Put in cans perfectly sweet but warm, and it soon becomes ex re ma lr often*!**.—American Cttltlvatoiw ATTORNEY®, /RANK BAY RE, Attorney and Counselsor at Law CRESCO, IOWA. Will practice In nil tliefourt* of the Slate, Office in flerflr lluildlnu north of Court House John UoCook. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, CRIISCO, IOWA. Will prae'lee li all tlie courts of the states, make loans, an attend to buying and selling r-Hl estHte and eunllfs. office over rrrwo Union Savings Dank. W. K. IUKKFR. C. C. UrTow. BARKER & UPTON, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW. Will practice in nil State nud Federal Court! CRKHCO, IOWA PHYSICIANS. George Kessel, M. D. CRESCO, IOWA. Speelal Attention I*ald to Cases Requir ing Surgical Operations. 10 tf J. J. Glasier, M. D. HOMEOPATH 1ST. 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MAKTIN Has agaia assumed fall control of CENTENNIAL MEAT MARKET, WHICH WILL AT ALL TIMES BE FULLY SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST THE COUNTRY AFFORDS, Oir Terms w tw rr w tar tar tw or tw tw tw tw tw tw tw tw tw tw yet Garter's Little Ltver Villi MS Squallt valuable In Constipation, curing and paa* witlag Ui!bannoyingcomplaintwhile the* alsa eorfectalldiaorderaoftheatoiaachAtimnlaleia® brer and regulate the bowels. *TonUttwjoalr HEAD Buffer from thladiatvesbing complaint buttorta* nataly thelrgoo«3ne*dooa noteadhar^andthosa ^rhoonce try them will find thoee little pUla vain* Able In eo many ways that they will not be wtl Swtodo without them. But attar allslcfc ACHE agtbefcene of a° many Uvea that hers li«MM vetnake our graat boaat. Our plUacorettwhlla Othera do not. Carter's Little Liver PUla are vary ansll saS vary eaay to take. OneortwoplUamakaaaoefc •They are atricUy veg«tablo aud do not gripe or but by U»elr gentle action pleaaesll feaetham. In Tialaat 85 cent a five for L. MM ty draggisUafwyabM* or acatbjr mail. CARTER WKOICINI CO., New VoHt tlUll PU1. SEMLl DOSE. StUUiPOKf to trc Till ttos In Buying and Selling We take pleasure in referring to the patrons of this mar et and assure them that «ra shall kasp a MM stock of Fresh and Salt Meats. Poultry in its Season, ftESH FISH, mm BACON. Cash paid for Fat Cattle, Sheep, Calves suitable for Market. Ceutcunial Block. CKE CO, 11 HT tr cr POINTERS. MONTANA,California Washington, Ore gon and rescbed quickly and cheaply via Graat Northern Rfilway. Line. Ask your local ticket agent for round trip tickets to any point in the West or Pacific Coast via tha Great Northern. ryHE leading pleasure, flsliing and hunting retorts of tha Park Region of Minnesota,of Lake Superior and the Ilocky Mount ains reached easiest on (he vari ous lines of the Great Northern from St. Paul. Tj^AIlMbRS, stock raisers and -L business men wi II find choice locstions in the Red River, Milk River and b'un River vallt-ys, at Great Falls, and in Belt mining towns, (he Sweet Grass Hills, and along the Pacific extension of tba Great Northern in the Fla»bead and other valleys of Montana. THE er tw tw tw womld be almost prlodesi to ttoasuM Great Northern reechea more points in Minnesota and North Dakota than any other railway. It is the main route to Lake Minnetonka and Uotatlir fayette. MAsent PS and other publicstiora free, and letters of in- quiry answered, by F. 1. Whit ney, G. & T. A., G. N. Ry.. St Paul, Minn. JOB work: K1NKI.V KXKCI TF.U AT TU "PLAINDEALER" OFFICE. vjf .•-I