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BLIND FARMER BOY A MARVEL
Does Farm Work, Drives Spirited Horses and Ridea Bicycle. Stephen Melllnger, of Denver, Pa does things remarkable In one who moves, as he does, in continual dark ness, Bays Leslies Weekly. When Melllnger, now 18 years of age. was 2 years old, he blinded himself incurably with a hatchet. He has so adapted himself to his condition that he acts virtually as If In possession of his eyesight. His misfortune has not been allowed to Interfere In the least with his usefulness. His sense of touch and hearing are very keen. He works In the Helds. He sows, uses the rake and spade, helps har vest the crops, milks, climbs trees and. what Is still more remarkable, drives spirited horses and rides a bicy cle. The boy Is as bright and cheer ful as any of his associates He is able to harness a horse unaided and to drive several miles to the village, where the household supplies are ob tained. Every morning It la his duly to hitch a horse to a milk wagon and drive a mile to Denver village. In this drive he Is compelled to cross rail road tracks at two points. Spirited horses are bis delight, and two be longing to his father, which are too wild for the average man to handle with safety, arc nsed by him without a thought of danger. It la unwise for other persons than him to approach these animals. The young man does not work, ride or walk In a hesitating manner, after the usual fashion of the blind. He lakes a fast horse out on the road and gallops at full speed, turning out fur vehicles and other horses, and round ing sharp corner* wltho t pulling up On hla wheel he rides as If possessed of full sight and can be seen alone miles from bis home. Dean Swift and Hit Visitor. The great Dean Swift was noted for hla sharp speeches, which were oftentimes cruel, but were sometimes, as In the following story, richly mer ited: Me was one day Tislted by a Dublin printer, who had Just returned from I-ondon, and was dressed In a rich coal of silk and gold lace, which he had purchased there. When he entered the room the printer saluted the dean familiarly as If he were an old acquaintance. He teemed to proud of his grand coat that the dean resolved to humble him. So he pretended that he did not know the printer; said that he was an Impostor, and bade him leave tbs house. The printer saw the mistake which he had made, and, returning home, he put on his usual dress. Then he again went to the dean, and this time was warmly welcomed. "Ah. George," said the dean, "I am to glad to tee you. for there has been an Impudent top here In silks and gold lace who wanted to pass himself off for you. hut I knew you to be al ways a plainly dressed, honest man Just as you are now." A man could always afford to give hla wife furs and pearl necklaces II being married weren’t ao expensive In other ways. When a man eqnecies his wife’s hand ahe can tell by the way he dcs It whether ho la absent-minded v-q thinks It Is somebody else.—New Yot Press. THE STATESMAN. DENVER, COLORADO,. THE COLORADO & SOUTHERN RY. is the SHORT LINE To Colorado Springs ' Pueblo Cripple Creek Lead ri lie Fort Worth All trains carry handsome equip ment. scheduled at such convenient hours and always punctual. If you want the best see that your ticket reads C. & S. A SURPRISE PARTY. A pleasant surprise party may be given to your stomach and liver, by taking a medicine which will relieve their pain and discomfort, viz: Dr. King’s New Life Pills. They are a most wonderful remedy, affording sure relief and cure, for headache, diz ziness and constipation. 25c at das. 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