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DE MA6SA OB DC SHEEPFOL'. De Mitaa ob de aheeafol', D t d'isrd le sheop fol' bin, Look out In de gloomerln' meadows, Whar' do long night rain begin So he call to de hlret'ln' sbepVd, " Is my sheep, tide; all come lnr" So ha call to dc hlrelln'shep'a'd "la uiy sheep, la day all come In?" Oh, den says da blrelln' ahop'a'd. "Day's eome, day's black and thin, An' soma, day's po' ol' wedda's, Dat can't coma home mjn. Day la loa'." says the blraliu' shep'a'd "Bnt da res' day's all brung In." Day Is loa'," says da blrelln aberd'a'd "Butde res' day's all brung In," Den de Maeea ob da sbeep fol', Dat guard the sbcepfol' bin Owi down In de gloomerln' meadows, W'bar de long night rain begins 80 he le' down de ba's ob de sheep fol', C'allln' eof, "Come In oome In. 80 he le' down de ba's ob de sheep fol', Callin.sor "Coma In, coins In," Den up tro' de gloomerln' meadows. Tro' de ool' Bight rain and win'. And up tro"de gleomerln' raln-paf, Whar' do sleet fa' ple'cln' thin, De po' los' sboep o de sheep fol', Dey all oomes gaddertn' In. De po' los' sheep o' de sheep fol'. Dey all comes gadderln' In. A WOMAN'S HEART. I By Carl Bally HuroU The driving rain forbade our tak lng a walk, so we sat In tlie ntuillc and smoked. The storm Uud couic suddenly, and it wm late In the after noon. From tlie window-sunt whew I lay I could look dowa ou Eroadwnj and see the crowd of clerks and eiiop girls hurrying up town. Ilia B.oUc ol wagons and street cars, tlie babbie ol voices, and the beating of footstep on wet pavements were Lvtue luticcT.blj to the third story of tee old building Which has stood for thirty years on a corner below Union Square. It is an old rookery, with rooms for artists and whosoever .elite will live lu small quarters and not object to the odor ol cooking wafted at all times worn the gas-stoves of one's neif.iiboi'j. I'm man in whose lodgings 1 ia tor tlie first time had lived there far oc-t twenty years. He told me notias ' could make him leave. Hi had be come Attached to the shaky suits, tin worn threrthhulds, and the diuty walls. It was hero be had fought tut fame and had lost tU battle; yet he would not remove. We talked of a number of thiuis of art, of the ignorance of cru.cs, ol tlie capriclousness of fate whuu I no ticed my friend was not listening to me, but to some sound without. I etoppi'd, and heard a woman walkiug down the hall. She went to tlie doot opposite my friend X.'s lodgings, and after fumbling with the lock a few sec onds, opened the door and entered. X. did not move. lie only turned his eyes toward me, still listening; but hearing nothing more, be leaned buek in his chair, saying simply, "SLie'i late." "In time for dinner, at any rate," 1 hazarded. "She doesn't live here." "Ob! Only paints during the day, of course." "She's not an artist; not even In a dilettante way. She used to paint, I . believe; but I do not think she has bad a brush in her hand for twenty years." "Twenty years?" "For twenty years she has bad that room. None besides her has evei entered, except the janitor once ot twice to put in a few panes of glass broken by the hall." "She's not, not She's In her right mind, isn't she?" "As sane as you or I. I'll tell you about her. It's the story of a woman's hoart. I do not believe two people be sides myself know why she bus that little studio, If, Indeed, they are aware she has It at all." Then he was silent for a minute. 1 beard the noise of the street, and fan cied that I heard a woman moving In the room across the way. The story of a woman's heart. I mused the astory of a woman's heart. How many a one thinks be knows ita depths or its shallowness, but what man has evei really fathomed it? It's a spring ol water, I thought. It reflects the cloud and the sunshine. It varies with cir cumstances. There is nothing constant in it It smiles back brightly to the man who lias brought himself nearest When he Is gone, with the same ease and cheerfulness It mirrors bis suc cesso'. A woman's heart, I laughed; there Is no constancy lu it "Listen," said X. "Not long after I returned from my two years at Munich I settled lu the studio lu which you see me now. ' About the same time a young man of about my own age took the one across the way. There wai more than a passing acquaintance be tween us. We exchanged confidences, and I learned that a wealthy woman, somewhat older than be, stood to him more or less as a patroness. There was some understanding that when he should become established they were to marry. Sho was an ambitious per son, strong willed, and, I surmise, she decided to fashion the beginner's ca reer to suit herself. But she was not sympatlietic. His frequent discour agements she took as natural eveuts in any young man's car.-er. But to h:ix the diliJculLies seemed enormous und Insuperable, and the sympathy he craved he found elsewhere, In the daughter of a boarding-house keeper a) whose establishment he took dinner. The patroness was frightfully lueeusetl when fcho learned of the new intimacy Sbe stormed, but be said nothing. Tbe ebe cried bitterly, and begged bltn uol to throw his life away ou a woman who bad not the least thing in com mon with him. "The little drama stretched ltsell out for several mouths, until a violent quarrel separated for good the artist ad his benefactress. The womau wanted him to break bis recent at tarhmeut. Sbe became arbitrary and Insisted. The young fellow was al ready tired of th boarding housi keeper's daughter, but this command lng made him obstinate, and throwini down the key of the studio, bo swort be would never coroe near bis earn again. When she saw lift was real 1 3 leaving, she calmed and Implored bin to stay, but h doggedly walked away She said she loved him more than be: life, that she would always watt until he returned. She would keep the stn dlo, and that be must come buck to bei some time. "That day he went to the womar. scorned by the other, and a few duyi later together they drifted to the West where one may be swallowed lu tin vastness aud change, and be forgot teu. The Hffulr would have escapee me altogether had I not one day Beet the former patroness coming to the stu dlo, which, It seemed, she bad kept and to which she came once a fort night. She did this for four or nv years, until I read la the papers a no tice of her marriage. For a year sh never came near this place, but th studio was still unvacated. The Jaul tor told me she rented the place by th year, and at the time of her marriug the studio belonged to her for several mouths longer. And theu, that period expiring, she rented the room again although she did not visit it Incident ally I heard her marriage was a vcrj unsatisfactory one, and that her hus band treated her brutally. Once more she resumed her pilgrimages to the studio. But after her husband's deatt for he died about two years aftei they were married she kept away fol another stretch of months; then she started once more, aud she baa now come at iutervals ever since. Sbe dusti the books and canvases, and keeps the room scrupulously clean. This much she has told me herself, although she Is very reticent. But I have often won dered if she lingers over each object of her former lover's, and touches thou) tenderly, and thinks that he might now be near her had she been to him what she might have been. It is probably a solace for her to go there, aud to feel that she keeps the plucu for his return, that she is watching for him, ready tc welcome blm, and to tell hltn that she 1 loves him more than lu those old 1 days." Then X was silent Presently he re sumed: "I'erlinna h will return. Kill he has not returned yet. It Is twenty J years since he left." "Yes," I said to myself, "a woman'i heart indeed is like a spring. It gives forth at all times the same stream ol love. The surface may reflect that which pusses near it but in Its depths, clear aud unchanging, lies that which fell there first." Neither of us spoke. X.'s story moved me strangely, although I am not over-given to seutltueut. The ralu came beating against the windows, down ou the foot-passengers in the street, and on the vehicles. The world seemed very gloomy. Unsteadily a man mounted to the top of the stairs near X.'s studio, aud moved down the hall. He stopped not far a'.vay, but he made no souud. X. threw opeu the door, and 1 saw a muu wasted with dis ease, thin aud wretchedly clad. The rain dropped from his clothing to the floor. I could only see the side of his face, but It was haggard. He stood with bis back to us, looklug at the stu dio door opposite. He seemed not to bear us. He knocked, but there wiu no repsonse. He knocked again. The door opened suddenly, and a woman stood lu the threshold. The man held out bis hands and said, brokenly: "Sweetheart sweetheart, I have come back for oue glimpse of para dise." With a cry the woman threw bei arms about bis neck, and, drawing him into the room, strained bis wet, dishev elled bead to her breast. X. closed bis door quietly, and turn ing to me, remarked: "I always thought something like that would happen." Harper's Weekly. Ignorunoe In India. Ignorance and superstition were among the greatest forces that the English Government bad to overcome In dealing with the plague In India. It was found out by- the authorities that one of the chief causes of tlie reluctance of the natives to enter hos pitals was due to the fear that they would be killed, because they believed that the Queen, in reveuge for the In sult offered to ber statue, bad demand ed the lives of 30,000 luhabitanU of Bombay. Philadelphia Ledger. PEN POINTS. It Is not the expensive fashionable ball, but the cheap ball of the slum saloon that brings misery to the poor. The prime of life is when we have learned to laugh at things that once would have made us weep. Many a family that thinks It la keep ing up appearances is keeping up noth ing but a signal of distress. Second thoughts may be the best, but they ate usually too late for the bond wagon, A drama may be too good to be pop ular with the masses. It is a good deal so with a man A true friend is one who will listen to your troubles and not tell you his own. Truth Not a Single Instanoo. Younrt,,V! "Yea. air wo Uma an,. other, and love matches always turn out happily, to you know of a single instunce where they have not done so?" Olrifnir: "N'n. tint of a nlrvtrl a tnutanoA but I know of a good many married ones. Mist reus I think I have given you a good idea of the cooking I require, Do you think you could prepare It? Cook Via, mum; but Ol cud nlvli ate It. New York Journal. THE NEGRO MOSES. 40,000 beward offered hy Slave Owners, (or Her Capture. Mrs. Harriet Tubman, once called the "Aios.es of her people," ami fot whose head slave-owners offered a reward of $40,000, Is lu ltostou. She was born about 1820, In Maryland, and was the granddaughter of u slave brought from Africa. About 1844 she married a free colored man named John Tubman, but bud no children. luring the last two years of her sla very she lived In tlie family of Dr. Thompson. In 184D the man to whom she belonged died, and by the pro visions of the will the slaves were to be set free. His wishes, however, were disregarded, and arrangements were made to dispose of them in the usual way. I'revlous to the sale, Mrs. Tubman made ber escape and reached Philadelphia where she found work and earned money. With this she traveled back to Maryland for her hus band, but found that he had married again. Between 181)0 and 1800 she made no less than nineteen trips to the South, aud spirited awny more than 800 slaves. Her work lu aiding fugitive slaves enraged the slave-owners, and every effort was made to ap prehend her. A rewurd of $10,000 was finally offered by them for her, either dead or alive. On this account she was able to do but little towards assisting ber people between 1852 and 1857. At the breaking out of the war she was sent to the front by Governor Andrew of Massachusetts to act as a spy and scout for the Union armies, and to work In the hospital. This she did for four years without remunera tion. She was with the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts. Boston Trauscrlpt GRANT'S DIFFERENT HATS. Not Awara that HU Japai ese Servant Rare Hlui so Aluny CUungm. In that trip after his return from abroad he had a little Japanese ser vant, who took charge of him as though the General was a bit of ma chinery and he was the engineer. Some of tlie newspapers noticed that lu the course of oue trip Grant hud 011 six different huts, and they laughingly asked blm what was the slguliiticauce of tho change. Grant said, "Why, 1 do not know; I supposed I hud ou the same hat all tlie time." Investigation brought out the fuct that the little Jap, through the suggestion of some of tlie ladies of the party or some of the committee, had received Ideas us to what kind of a hat the General ought to wear at certain towns. If it was a college town, just before he ar rived the little Jap would tip-toe to the General, remove the slouch hat, place a silk hat carefully ou the Gen erals head, and trip out, the General never losing a word of any conversa tion. At the next stop, if it was ex plained to the little Jap that it was a soldier town, off would come the silk hat aud on went the General's military bat. He made It a rule for the Gen eral never to appear at two places In the sunie hat, aud the Joke of It was Grant himself did not know anything of the scheme. St Louis Globe Dem ocrat A BICYCLE UNDER WATER. Used by a Diver When Searching the not torn of the Sea, Another use has been found for the bicycle. Having conquered the land, the all-pervading wheel has invaded the water and has proved that it can be of use to a di?r while searching the bottom of the sea. In diving opera tions of the future a part of the outfit of the man who dons a diving suit and explores the bol.tom cf the sea In search of lost treasui. parted cables, anchors or wiwlis frequently will be a bicycle. David M. Tulloch, a practical diver of a doien years' exvy.-i ienee, who has been employed by the United States Government in many operations along the Atlantic coxt aad who has also worked in South Amerlean waters, was the first man to use a bicycle In sub mariuo work. New York World. She KlUsed tha Hoys. Nine men nU In an unbroken row on one side of an Alley "L" car the other morning. Near the door ti;u oue lone woman. Five women vn'.ft standing, swinging on to straps, s tho train pulled out of Congress sv-ett termluus. At 12th street two iuit women came In, rtaudlng before a row of men who couldn't see over thrlr newspa pers. Thero was a Mischievous twluklo In the eyc-a if ilu solitary yoiuii; woman sitting nu- Hie door. At IStU street the traiu slowed up with a squeaking and grinding of wheels. The gates rattled, and with a swlug a youug man in a fawu oolmvd coat, with a buacb of carnation In his bu'tonholo, stepped Into the cvr. Ho vn Jiwt reaching for a struji, when tho young womau at the door touulietl hlia ou the t-rm. He looked hrou.'td inqulrlni;.'. Tii young woman was snor.'ng, with a perfectly serious look lu ber face. "Vi-n't you l:ave tWs sr.t?" r,ho asked In a leav.tTfully inr-duiuied vcioe, With b!a mo'iih opon, the youa ir.un In his asto.iWhiuent ut down. But It wm ouly for a niofuoxit In tho rcM of la'.tgJiter which followed every womita lu tho group found n seat. Chicago Record. Net Manly. Nobbs: "You seemed very cool, when Hochclra pulled that pfotol on you." Hobbs: "Well, I knew ho wouldn't dare shoot." Nobba: "How did you know?" Hobbs "BocAJse we beiong to the same lodge, and If I died be'd get o sveMed a dollar to help bury uie." Twinkle. , . LUKE Ml How a Locomotor Ataxia Sufferer IVas From tht Evening James Cmrket, sturdy old Seotehman, living in Detroit, Mirh., at 83 Montealm Street, a as asked about his wonderful euro. "First," he said, "I must tell you some thing nf my life before my almost fatal sick, liens. I WM born in Seotlaud in 1823, and came to this country in 118. I am a luarino engineer by trade. In 1872 I was in the employ of the letrolt and Cleveland N'nvl. giition Co., and for fifteen years I was chief engineer on ono of their big passenger steamers. My first boot was the R. N. Kiee, w hich was burned at the docks. Then I was transferred to tho Kuhie, which was chartered to make the run between Detroit And Cleveland. "I brought out the new steamer the ' City cf the Straits,' and for years acted as her chief engineer. It Is a grout responsibility, the position of chief engineer on thoa llg passenger palaces. Thousands of livos are held in the keeping of the engineer. The anxiety causes a (treat nervous strain, and the strictest attention is necessary. Not for a moment must he lose his watchfulness. " For fifteen years I carefully watched the big engines and boilers without a single accident, and only noticed that I was getting nervous. Suddenly without warning I was taken sick, and in less than a week 1 was r rostrated. I had the best of phystolnns. grew gradually worse, and at the council of doctors, they said I had nervous prostra tion, and had diwtroyed my whole nervous system and would never be able to bo up again. They said I had worn myself out by the long nervous strain caused hy watching nnd worrying about the machinery. For three long years I was unable to movo from my bed without assistance. The doctor said I had locomotor ataxia, and would ne ver be able to wolk again. "The pains and suffering I experienced during those years are almost Indescribable. lamdy CURE CONSTIPATION - 10 25 5 0 IRAT IITE7 V flTTIBENTPTn to cure anrmieorrnnstlpstloti. Tasrsrets are the Mesl I.axa u vu v uu a v vumuu muv tiTe. tr els and booklet free. Ail. KTKHI.IM; KKMKDY "A handful of dirt may be a house ful of shame" Keep your house clean with SAPOLSO A6KF0R THE BSKKLET ON TIGHT" AND Ran GIVES eBEST LIGHT IN TilC WoMS A,AK?LyTELy Mf for:sale by THE ATLANTIC REFINING CO. The Folly of Flirtation Rev. George M. Goodchlld Pictures in All Its Dangers. "Flirtation" was the title of the sub ject upon which the Rev. George M. Goodchild, of the Central Baptist church, New York, preached last Sun day. There was a large congregation, mostly young women. The sermon was a general warning to young per sons, and incidentally to the older ones who flirt. The text was from Proverbs x., 10: "He that winketh with the eye causes sorrow." "When this subject of 'Flirtation' was announced by me as 4 topic," said the preacher, "there was no ob jection from the deacons, and I do not know that any of the sisters took exception. "The question of Vie tuture happi ness often hinges on a single night's flirtation. The clearest definition of the word 'flirtation' is by example. For instance, if I went out on Broad way and met a pretty lass whom I did not know, into whose eyes I looked and whose smile I returned, that would be the beginning of a flirtation. If when I had gained that love I should throw her over, that would be beastly, wicked j but it is common. "Personal attraction in a woman is always at a premium. God gave her charms, and I do not know but that she has a right to use them. "If I were a woman I should be slow to glance at a dude whom you meet on street corners, and who has more brains in the head of his cane than he has in his own head. She often bestows her love on a worthless fellow for the sake of an engagement, upon which follows a separation. Many women go around as an Indian Ourod. , tfewt, DetnHt, Jfich. My wife used to pnt eight ten hot water hags around me to slop the puin. Those that came to see me bla me good-bye when they left me, and I was given up. ineuoc tors said nothing more could be dona for me. "We tried every known remedy, and my wile kept reading the articles about lr. Williams' l'iiik Tills for Palo People to me. Finally aha said they only cost JW cents, and she wanted to know if I would try them. To plns8 ber I consented, and the first box gave me relief. I continued to use them for about two years before 1 cauhl get strength enough to walk. It cama slow but sure, but what I am to-day Is due wholly to lr. Wil liams' Pink Pills for Palo People. " I am nearly seventy-five years old to.day, and there is not a man in the whole city that can kick higher or walk further than I can to-day. If any one has locomotor ataxia that reads this, let thein coma and see ma to-day. Can you tell mo a man to-day in this big city that can do better than that?" said Mr. Crocket, as he kicked the reporter's hut, which was held high above his head. " Pr. Williams' Pink Pills for Tale Peo- Flo made me what I am to-day. 1 only wish could persuade others to do OS I did, aud take them before it Is too late." (Signed) " Jamics Crocket." Before, me, Notnry Publio, personally appeared James Crocket, who signed and wore to the above stutcmcnt as being true in everv particular. Hohert E. nrtx, Jk., Notary PubHe. Wayne County, Mich. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People are sold in boxes (never in loose form by tha dosen or hundred, nnd the public are cnu tioned against numerous imitations sold in this shape) at 60 cents a box or six boxes for $2..T0, nnd mny be had of all druggists or direct by mail from llr. Williams' Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y. cathartic ALL DRUGGISTS ens or tripe, nut cause ? natural resells. ham- I'll., rhirni-n. Mimtresl. Can., nr Mew Vnrk. 111. chief does, with the results of their prowess dangling from their belts. "Flirtation is not confined tn irnu country, class or color. Dor tors flirt wun ineir patients, lawyers with their clients, ministers sometime with . ii. ?- .... their parishioners, clerks with their customers, tne Dutier with the maid servant, votintr ladies with their father's coachmen, while the fathers are louna in the company of their typewriters. "Married Deonle flirt, nnrl thnr the worst Dart of it. When a man and woman are united in marriage they snouia botn consecrate themselves each other. If you want to give 01 half of vour heart to vour wife v to nly ou should have it understood in the mar riage agreement. "Every man should keep his mar riace vow. Take her with vnn tn th church, to places of amusement and evcrywneie in tne blessednes of love that burns brightly to the end of life. "I would not give a leaden ten cent piece for a married man who flirts. This folly of flirta tion siriKes at tne human life in great force, and you should not former nil of its pitfalls. I thoroughly believe thai- (i;.,.,: j i... iiuiauuii uesuiaies as many homes as does drink j it makes our divorce courts; it saddens more hearts than crimes and takes almost as many lives as disease." To prevent Dale and delicate rh!M. ren from lapsing into chronic invalids later in life, they should take Ayer's Sarsaparilla together with plenty of wholesome food and out door exer cise. What they need to build up the system is good red blood. Idaho ranks fifth in" the "production of precious metals $35,201,639 of gold and $1,960,383 of silver. fete TTTT Fine PHOTO- GRAPHS and CRAYONS at McKillip Bros., Bloomsburg. The best are the cheapest. THE MARKETS. BLOOMSBURG MARKETS. COBBICTID WIIILT. BBTAIL FRICBS. Butter per lb $ .14 .14 07 .It .06 .07 I CO 30 ,0 4.80 to $14 .60 s 1. 00 .10 S ,c8 ,c8 ,07 .05 .it it 3t .05 .80 7S 45 '50 .8j .85 .85 .12 .10 ., .10 .08 Eggs per dozen Lard per lb , I lam per pound , , . , , Pork, whole, per pound Beef, quarter, per pound, . . . 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