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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.
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