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Little by Little.
Little by little the time tfooa by—
Bhort if you slug through it, long If you
sitfh :
Little by littlo—an hour, ti day,
Gone with the years that have vanished
awny ;
Little by littlo the race is run,
Trouble and waiting and toil iiro done.
Littlo by little the sky crows clear ;
Little by little the sun comes noar ;
Little.by little the days smile out
Gladder and brighter on (uiin and doubt j
Little by littlo the seed wo sow
Into a beautiful yield will grow.
Littlo by little the world grows strong.
Fighting the battle of Right and Wrong;
Little by little the Wrong gives way,
Little by little the Right lias way ;
Little by little all longing souls
Struggle up nearer the shining goals I
Littlo by littlo the good in mou
Blossoms to beauty for human kon ;
Little by littlo the angels seo
I I'opheoies bettor of good to bo ;
Little by little the Clod of all
Lifts the world nearer His pleading call 1
JOHN JUDSON'S NURSE.
" A dozen tea biscuit, did you say,
Mrs. Itooney ?" said the baker's wife;
"and a loaf of bread? and a card of
black gingerbread? Just let mo take
your basket, ma'am, and I'll pack 'cm
in a deal better than you could. Yes,
as I was saying, there he lies, clean
out of his head and raving, and no
body to take care of him hut me. And
you may guess how much time I get,
ma'am, what with the shop and the six
children and Feathertop's old mother
to look after."
" But why on earth," said the cus
tomer who had ordered the tea biscuit,
bread and black gingerbread, "don't
you send the poor fellow to some hos
pital ?"
" Just what the doctor advised his
ownself," saiii Mrs. Feathertop. "Hut
la! the minute you mention the word
'hospital' you'd think he would go out
of his head, poor soul. -No, no, no,'
he says, over and over again, and he
holds on to the side of the bedpost tin
til one must have a heart of iron to
try and get him away. And the worst
of it is he's just been turned out of
this place!"
"Turned out of his place?" repeated
Mrs. Hooney, while Miss l'rice. the
pale little seamstress who rented tin
top bark room of Mrs. Feathertop and
kept herself on infinitesimal morsels of
bread and meat whieh she picked up
nobody knew where, paused to listen,
on her way through the shop.
"lie was getting good wages in u
manufacturing jeweler's," said the
baker's wife, evidently enjoying her
small audience, "and Mr. Gohlilove
set store by him, for he'd away of
working that he'd learned in foreign
parts, and they tell me it's quite an art
to set them precious stones in the gold
o as they's stay firm and show off
their colors to good advantage. And
there was a particular choice jewel
sent there tolio sot as a wedding pres
ent for some young lady—a sapphire,
they say it's called- and it was gin
into his charge. And from that day
to this, ma'am and Miss Price, there
hasn't nothin' over been heard of that
sapphire. If it had l>een any one else
Mr. Gohlilove would have had him ar
rested ; but this John Judson had al
ways borno so good a character and
was such an out-and-out respectable
man. as he hain't the heart to dp it.
But he discharged him, of course—
who wouldn't? And here the poor
fellow is, out of place, with no refer
ence, and so far as I know without a
penny in his pocket. And what we'ro
to do I don't Jsnow. for its downright
sure I ean't spare the time to give
him his drops and look after him as a
sick man should l>e looked after."
"Has ho no friends?" said Mrs.
Booney.
" Bleaa your heart! no," said the
baker's wife. "Heis a stranger in the
conntry. And poor folks, mind you
ma'am, don't pick up friends here and
there and everywhere like the mil
lionaires we rend about."
Just here Miss Price step|ted for
ward, with her little splint basket on
her arm.
"Mrs. Feathertop," said she, diffi
dently, " I am quite alone In the world,
with no ties to keep me busy. If you
don't object I'll take ray sewing down
into Mr. Judson's room ami take care
of him days, if Mr. Feathertop won't
mind the night charge."
" I'm sure. Miss Price, it would lie a
deed of Christian charity," said Mrs
Feathertop.
And as she afterward sajd to Mrs.
Booney;
"It wasn't as if Miss Price were
young and pretty. She's forty, if site's
a day," said the baker's wife. ".A nd
she's bad smallpox, as you may sec
for yourself, Mrs. Booney, ma'am; and
her hair is red and her eyelashes are
white, and 1 often think, ma'am, of
what Feathertop said when first she
engaged our top story hack;.' Peggy,'
says Feathertop, says he, ' we've g ( ,t
the humbliest woman in New York
for our tenant.'"
But Mary Price, If she was neither
young nor beautiful, possessed the rare
attributes of u sick-nurse—the soft
step, the quick perception, the noise
leas, gliding movement—and before
she lmd been the guardian genius of
poor John Judson's room for a week
the fever turned and lie Ix-gun to grow
better.
"-So," ho said, suddenly, one bleak
February afternoon when Mary Price
sat stitching silently by his side, " 1
shall get well."
"The doctor says so," silently as
sented Miss I'rice.
" Why didn't they let me die?"
groaned the poor lapidary, screwing up
his forehead.
Miss Price l<*>ked at him in amaze
ment.
" Don't you want to live?" she said.
" AVhat have 1 got to live for ?" burst
out John Judson. "1 have neither
name nor fame left, and can't even get
the clmneo to earn my own living.
They believe me to be a thief. As well
die of fever as die of starvation."
Miss Price looked gently at him.
"There is no mxxl of eitlo-r," said
she. " 1 have a few dollars in the
savings bank. You are welcome to
them until you can work and earn
something for yourself."
John raised himself on his elbow
and stared at her.
" Why do you give me your hard
earned savings?" said he, bluntly.
" Because you nei-d thenf more than
1 do," said Miss Prices, sewing away.
Judson uttered a low, bitter laugh.
" I thought tin- race of Christians
was extinct," said be; "but I believe
there are some left."
After that lie recovered rapidly.
But on the day on which he- first sat
up there came a thundering knock at
the door and in walked old Mr. Gohli
love*, plump, clean-shaven and looking
eminently respectable in his fur
trimmed overcoat and new kid gloves.
Judson started.
" Have you come to arrest me, sir?"
said lie.
" Not at all, my dear fellow—not at
all!" -aid the old gentleman, briskly.
" Look he-re !"
And opening his hand he showed
snugly re-|H>sing in the palm some
thing small and sparkling like a drop
of blue dew.
" It's the Mordaunt sapplure 1" ex
claimed the lapidary, eagerly.
"Kxactly!" said Mr. Goldilove; "it's
the Mordaunt sapplure. And where
do you suppose we found it? "
" I am sure, sir, I do not know," an
swercd J udson, whose fever-bright
eyes were -till fixed upon the glitter
ing blue jewel as if he momentarily
expected to sis- it melt away.
" Why," chuckled Mr. Gohlilove, " I
was the thief, Judson ! I stole it my
self. I [a, ha, ha !"
" You, sir ? " ejaculated John.
" I sent thin mat to the furrier's,"
said Mr. Goldilove, "to have ttic trim
ming repaired where it had ripped
away. And the furrier found the sap
phire lodged neatly in a seam. It
must have rlung to the fur some time
when I leaned my ellmw carelessly fin
the tahle- slipiKfl in at the ripped
place and tucked itself cornfortalily
away. Anl all the time Iw as scold
ing at mi it you, Judson, and IK
lieviiig you in my heart Pi IK: a thief,
I waa carrying atxiut the missing
jewel myself. Good faith, my dear
fellow! I've thought since if the
Lord judged us as hardly as we judge
each other our chances in the other
world would he mighty slim, eh? Hut
I'm sorry sorry from the very hot torn
of my heart—and 1 l>eg your pardon,
Judson! And your old place at the
shop is waiting for you, with a little
rise in wages, whenever you choose to
come hack."
And he cordially wrung the lapi
dary's hand once more and hobbled off:
and it was not until he had gone that
.Judson discovered that he had left a
twenty-dollar hilt on t|„. table, folded
in an envelope directed to " John Jud
son."
When Miss Price ratne in as usual
on tier way home from the shirt fao
toty w here she worked John Judson
had a story to tell her.
" You've kept my heart up many a
time, Miss Price," said he, " when it
has been like a lump of lead In my
breast, with your talcs nlsait the vari
ous little adventures you had had seek
ing for work In all those downtown
places, ami now I've (pit an adventure
to relate to you!" '
Mis# Price hurst into tears when she
heard iti
" I'm so glad, Mr. Judson!" she cried.
"Oh, I am so glad! Hut I knew all
along that you never took that jewel!"
"(lod bless you for that!" raid Jud
son, in a low voice.
When Mrs. Feathertop came up she
was full of Mr.Ooldllove's good-nature
—the pennies he had given her little
ones, the praise he had adjudged to the
shining, gtaw-toppsd count'?# and
pihs of vrnolraione-looking hrrad.
" And so tho sapphire was foun 1
after all," said Mrs. Feathertop. "But,
dear me ! have you heard about poor
Mlh I'rice. Did hljo tell you ?"
"No," mild Judson. " What is it?"
"The shirt fju:tory lias failed," said
Mrs. Feathertop. " The hands are all
left without work ; and what's worse
their baek wages never will be paid.
I'm dreadful sorry for poor Miss I'rice.
It does seem as if she had nothing but
ill luck in the world. But, there ! I've
left Patty in the store and she don't
know the price of a thing. I must
hurry back as fast as ever I can."
Miss i'rice came down in the bakery
that evening.
" Mrs. Feathertop," said she, "lam
going to give up my room."
" 1 supposed so," said Mrs. Feather
top, wrapping up a loaf of Boston
brown bread in a paper for a cus
tomer. "Well, Miss Price, I'm sorry,"
but—"
" But I didn't tell you all," said Mis-
Price. •• I I'm going to be married 1
To Mr. Judson !"
Down rolled the loaf of Boston
brown bread to the floor.
" Kb?" cried the baker's wife. "It
ain't possible!"
But it was. Plain tittle Miss Price,
with the white eyelashes, the red hair,
the pock-marked complexion, had won
a husband after all.
"In my eyes, dearest," John Judson
had said, "yours is the sweetest face
in the world. It bent over my sick
btsl when I should have died, save foi
its hejp and sympathy; it lightisl up
the dark Imurs of my weary convales
cence; it shone like a star in my ut
most need. And if you will trust your
self to me, Mary, you shall never, God
helping me, have reason to regret it."
So they were married, much to the
wonder of the world in general.
"Well," said Mrs. Feathertop, "if
Miss Price has got a husband, then no-
Ijody need despair."
But Mrs. Feathcrtop's vision was
duller than that of John Judson. >tu
had not seen the glory of Mis- Price's
pure soul shining through her plain
face.— H'Un F->rr>-t Gra r>..
Curiosities of Kridenre.
The custom of kissing the thumb
instead of the hook was considered bv
many an evasion of the moral obliga
tion attached to an oath, while to
others, holding the Testament upside
down was deemed an equally i-ffi
carious release. Three and other dis
reputable artifices are, however, very
little indulged in at the present day.
When the celebrat'-d Sergeant IfrU
conducted a defense at the bar of the
house of lords, he propounded a
rpiestion to a witness which the coun
sel on the other side objected to.
After much had la-en said on either
side, the law* lords themselves ilis
agrccd, and the bar and all strangers
w ere ordere<l to withdraw. After an
absence of two hours they were read
mitted, and the lord chancellor in
formal Mr. Hill that the house de
cided the question might le put.
•'Please you, my lords," said the ser
geant, "it is so long since I asked the
question that I forget what it was,
hut with your lordships' permission I
will put another!"
A witness was lately cxvllM on-a
trial at the old RailegJUi fffeve an alibi.
He solemnly swore that the prisoner
on the night and at the hour in ques
tion (11:25 r. m.) was at home and in
bod at a distant j>art of the parish.
Nothing could shake his testimony,
for he said lie had looked at the clock
just as the prisoner went upstairs, and
he had set the clock right with the
church dock himself the same day,
and it was certainly 11:25 i\ m., etc.
•• I'ray what do you make the time
now?" blandly askiil the counsel who
cross-examined, pointing to a great
white dial over the dock. No answer
was given. " Don't he confused—take
your time. I ask you again—what is
the time by that clock now?'-
The question was repeated sev
eral times and the witness was
eventually hound to confess that hr
could not tell the time by a clock at
aIL Singularly enough the clock ir
the court was standing at 11:25 wher.
he made this avowal.
We remember a country witness
being called at the assizes to prove
that at a particular hour oh a certain
night the moon wns shining and at
the full. Thero happened to be no
almanac in court, hut the evidence
seemed to he satisfactory, for he. hail
obtained his Information from " a
regular good London stationer's al
manac." The question was asked In
cross-examination, " How did yilu ob
tain this London stationer's Almanac 1
Did you buy It?" " ftuy it! No; niy
father pasted it behind my kitchen
door nine years ago—the day I was
married!" It need hardly lie said that
information a] to the moon's age dur
ing a day in the current year wan of
little valuy from an aliuaonc nine yean
old.—Lsfjnri lloir.
TOPICS OF I IIK DAY.
In the last two years the world has
lost 8,508 vessels, <if which .'PSJ were
never seen or heard of after they
they sailed out of sight from port.
The lives lost number many thou
sands.
The Canadian wheat harvest for
IHH2 is a material improvement over
that of 1881. The crop of winter ,
w heat is estimated at 32,300,000 bush- j
els and the spring wheat crop at
J,800,000, or 41,000,0<)0 bushels in the ,
aggregate.
The great granite monument to the
Allies brotliers, builders of the I'acilie
railroad, is nearly coiiijilclcd near <>g
ien, I'tali, at the liigliest point of the
-oad. It is a red granite pyramid i
iixty feet square at the base, sixty feet ,
high and will last as long as granite
will bold together, A medallion bust
of (lakes Ames lias been hewn on the
west face and one of Oliver Ames on
the east. The cost is $90,000.
A house was burning at Oshkosh,
Wis., and a woman was left inside.
Her husband cried, "Five thousand
dollars to t lie man who saves her !"
A fireman dashed in'at great personal
risk and brought her out alive.
Although the husband is very wealthy,
he refused to give a dollar of the
reward ; but the supreme court de
cide that the offer of $5,000 was valid,
and that the money must in.- paid.
Preparations arc active in England
in regard to the great international fish
eries exhibition to U- held in London
in the early part at 18*3. Arrange
ments have been completed to bold the
exhibition in the gardens at the Boyal
Horticultural society. With the exist
ing buildings and such additional space
as w ill )e covered the total area pro
vided for will he some 220,30) square
r-ct. The Fnited States will lie exten
sively represented.
Judge Brown, of the supreme court
of Baltimore, has delivered an iin
portiuit opinion l irmg ujmn tie-ques
tion of what constitutes legal r
dt-nce of a government officer, and
Wll< ,f be is cntithsl to Vote. The
judge held that a < itin n who t ).• - an
office under the government 1> • s not
lose his residence by removing to an
other place while he Ls employed by
the government, unless he intends to
make such place Ids permanent resi
dence.
A writer in an English news.
papr thinks that tlie teeth of
Americans must be g- tting into a very
disastrous condition when it requires
twelve large factories, turning out
|i i ( h >- mi artificial teeth a year, to sup
ply the annual loss, and s2.'*i,o<iQ
worth of gold to stop up the cav|ti<-s
that appear in natural teeth. These
figures, says the Chicago > • rn,
do n >t prove that our tis-th are wor ■
than they used to lie, but that we ar
taking Utter care of them.
The Prussian government, alarmed
at tin* rontinuisl state of emigration,
has been seriously considering what
means to adopt for clieckingthe steady
drain upon the population and re
sources of the country; and it is now
projiosisl to take the ground that per
sons who intend to emigrate must first
prove that induing so they ss ill not
violate any contrai-t obligation, public
or private, express or implied, like
those that may In? construed to exist
toward municipal and village commu
nities, families and employers. Wlier
exer it is impossible to infer the exist,
ence of such obligations, the official
authorities w ill doubtless he ingenious
in spelling tlicm out, and measures
will he taken to prevent emigration in
all such cases.
Bands of gypsies wander aland in
large numbers in some parts of Her
mans-. and occasionally, emboldened
by their numerical strength, and
rendered reckless by their necessities,
thev do not hesitate to make serious
intoads ujion the farms that they come
acrosfc. Lately a band counting over
200 encamped near a small village in
the Hessian territory, and turned
their horses loose to graze at w ill over
the meadows and farming lands of the
neighborhood. The exasperated farm
ers and peasants thereupon armed
themselves with pitchforks and other
weapons, and attacked the Intruders.
A pitched battle followed, anil It was
not without a severe struggle that the
native population remained masters of
the field. The Interference of the
government will probably he required
to put an end to the growing evil.
From a lately published work by Gen
eral Strelhltsky It appears that Europe
Is 133,000 square kilometers, or almut
lf,OO0 square miles, larger than was
supposed. General Strelhltsky ins
founded his calculations on the most
careful measurements, and ascertained
that Europe has a superficies of 10,010,-
486 square kilonu tcrs.ol w Idch 9,316,023
belong to the continent and (4,463 to
the islands, a calculation which differs
considerably from those hitherto mad".
If General Ktrelhitsky he correct, tho
size of Scandinavia, France and I lung; ry
has hitherto been undervalued, while
that of Italy, Great Britain, Spain and
Portugal have been exaggerated. Tho
three smallest European States have
the following i/e: Lii-ehtcnstein,
159; San Marino, 85, and Andorra, 21
square kilometers, the latter being
about one-third as large us the city of
Berlin, which has a superficies of
00.0 square kilometers.
Die Grandeur of Woman.
When you want t > get. the grandest
idea of a queen, you do not think of
j Catharine, of Itr-siu, or "f Anne, of
England, or of Marie Theresa, of Ger
-1 many; but when you want to get
your grandest idea of a queen, you
i think of tin plain woman who
sat oppo-dte your father at. the
table, or walked with him arm
in-arm down life's pathway; some
times to the thank giving ban
-1 quet, sometimes to the grave, but
, always together—smithing your petty
griefs, correcting your childish way
wardness, joining in your infantile
sports, listening t<> your evening
prayers, toiling for you with the needle
! or at tlit spinning wln-el, and on cold
■ nights wrapping you up snug and
warm. And then, at last, on that day
when she lay in tin l ack room dying,
and you saw her take tics' thin hands
with which she had toiled for you bo
j long and put them tog. th. r in a dying
prayer that commended \ou to the
God whom she had taught you U
trust—oh, she was the qius-ri! The
chariots of G'*l eaiue il>wn to fetch
her; and as she went in all heaves
rose up. You cannot think of her
now without a rush of tend rn< -s that
stirs the deep foundations of your
soul, and you feel as mu< ha child
again as w hen y u i ricd <>n her laji;
and if you could bring In r tack again
to speak just once more your name, a*
tenderly as sin* us.-d to sp< k it, you
would be willing to throw yourself on
the ground and ki-s the s'l that
rovers her, cryirur : "Mother, mother!"
Ah! she was the queen—she
was the queen. Now, <an you tell
me how many thousand nuies a
Woman like that would have t<> travel
down la-fore sin* got to the ball t-l.ox?
Compared with this work of training
kings and queens for God ami eternity,
insignificant sinus all ttii- work of
voting for aldermen and common
coum ilmen and sheriffs ami constables
and mayors and presidents ! To make
one such grand woman as I have
descriUsl, how many thousands would
you want of those jKH.pI. who go
in tlie round of fashion and dissi
j.ation, distorting their body until in
tlu-ir monstrosities tliey seem to outdo
the dromedary and hippopotamus! go
ing as far toward disgrtuiful apparel
as they dare go. s> as not to lie ar
rested by the police the behavior a
sorrow to the good and a caricature to
the vicious, and an insult to that God
who made thein women and not gor
gnns; and tramping on. down through
a frivolous and dissipated life, to tem
poral and eternal damnation.— Dr.
Talma [ft.
Ths Djek " Head Hunters."
The Dyaks of Borneo, who have re
sumed their old pastime of "head
hunting," arc tlie almriginal inhabi
tants of the islands. They are closely
allied to the Malays, hut are descrilicd
as latng more simj>le and honest and
morally superior. They are somewhat
taller than the Malays, well propor
tioned, and with straight, roars", Mack
hair. Of late year* they have gained
tlie reputation of being industrious,
docile and faithful, whin kindly
treated. They were formerly notori
ous for their daring ih-isls of j>iracy,
and especially for indulgence in the
peculiar pastime styled "bend hunt
ing." Imjirettfted with the liclief tl.at
every jK-rson l**hi aibsl would become
the slave of the hunter in the future
world, the Dyaks were eager to decapi
tate as many person* as possible, and
thus became the terror of tlu-ir foes.
CaTeof the Ejes.
Continual reading is apt to injure
the sight. Such reading as confines
the eyes without interruption to the
page is more injurious to the eyes than
such as requires occasional pauses in
order to keep up with the scope of the
thought—novel reading is harder on
the eye* than history or philosophy.
A broad page taxes the eyes more than
a narrow jage. unless it is divided Into
two or three columns. Writing is
easier for the eye* than copying, as la
the latter work one must read as well
as write, and compare tlie copy with
the original. Reading on the cara,
or when in motion, is injurious to tho
eyes, as they are at rained in trying to
overcome the shifting of the jmg®.
Healing in an uncertain, changing or
flickering light la trying to the eyes,
and should be avoided.
W ... ' . i JL Jn
Field-Path*.
Path* of the field*,
Oh pleaftirit puth* ! Unit ftmy
j Through the deep wind tr<yj panto re* of the
spria u.
Throofch all the glory and the Moaeorning
That ("Jnime/ yield*,
CotupHDicmed 'if the golden buttercup
Up in heaven'* far e4>rod flecked aapphire
gnalna—flp,
i'lercing to height* that net- the *ky lark
ring,
Proro the world'* wearinea*, from hope'*
decay,
Inmd me, 'lh lend tie, pleasant path nvray-
I'atli* of the ti> Id- !
Who kt ow riot hotira—
Hour- when |if |ong to revi;
Iteeridh-- 'jne liotiilig of the n.)-*tcry
Of rorrow; when the t. n;| |J| we -<.i>
All he|*' o'c-rpowc• -?
Oh in *urh hour* of darktn-. end of f-ar.
In joy and ijoietude alike, >-■ • < ir :
Vear in deep trarKjuilna*- and gladn* -* lie!
through ua'.ure * placid calm, throughaweat
releane
'rom douht. from team, Oh lead tee, path*
of jieaci
Path* of the field !
* li t//toin C. Bennett.
PL'XiKST I'AKAfJHAPIIM.
An old fetid: The f-< liiijy iretween
ague and quinine is exeiv-mgly hitter
In the < uji of life youth is the sugar
middle age the cream and old age the
dregs.
The waiters ought to succeed in a
strike, lor they usually < arry ail Mf. r
tbem.
It was Chaucer that aj; r priati It
said, " There is nothing new hut what
has once l#een old." Chaucer evidently
' knew hash when he saw it.
It was very rude in the old bachelor
who was told that a certain lady "had
one foot in the'grave" to ask "il
there wasn't room for lioth feet."
A young laily says tliat males are of
no account from the time the ladies
<top ki--ing thern as infants t;ll they
commence kissing them as lovers.
Arabella—" Yes. I think this sweet
pug is just perfe tion. Don't you?'
George (with feeling; —" No, not ex
actly; hut I do think lit is very mar
1 perfection."
A man sent one dollar in response
to an advertisement which promised,
in a mysterious way, to Ml "Why I
bm-arne a Mason." lie received as an
answer, " Because I didn't want to be
come a carpenter or a shoemaker."
Spink* went home the other night
afflicted with double vision. He sat for
1 a time with his sleepy gate riveted on
Mrs. S., and then complacently v
inarked: "Well. I declare, 'f you two
gals don't look 'nough like to Ik- tw ins."
An lowa City man has 158 hives of
I ice*, which are arranged around h;s
hen-house, and when he hears a thief
fooling around that establishment in
the darkness he just lie* still and waits
to hear a hire upset, and then laughs
at the sound of wild yells gradually
dying away in the distance.
Jenkinson is having his fortnight
oft. As he was leaving the house the
ither morning Mrs. J. presented her
l lips for the customary parting kiss;
nut Jenkins.m. the brute, turned on
his heel with the remark; "Not this
morning. Tilda; I'm on my vacation,
you know." Evidently Jenkinson is
Imund to g.-t all the recreation {nesil le
out of his vacation.
"Why, my dear," said poor little
Mr. Penhecker, with a ghastly smile,
"why would the world, without wo
-1 inan. In- like a blank sheet of paper?"
Mrs. P., who had just been giving the
little inan "a piece of her mind,"
smiled and " couldn't think." " Why
bicause, don't you sis-, love," said the
long-suffering one, "it would't even
la- ruled."
The clergyman's wife had pr<*entixl
him with a son. and the happy father,
as he went liis parochial rounds, was
congratulated bv the members of his
Congregation. There was one old far
mer. however, who received the tidings
very coldly, but when perceiving the
pastor's disappointment, good-natured
ly explained: " I ain't got no spite, it's
til accordin' to natnr', I 'spnse; hut
when I think of that My of yourn 1
can't Help reck'nin' that in a few years
there'll have to lie a new fence put
, 'round my watermelon patch."
" — ——
••Heathen" HulTaloes.
Buffaloes are the oxen of Burmah.
But the creatures have a strange
antipathy to white people. A whole
hen! will gate quietly ujmn a white
; man for a time, hut the moment he
j goes to the windward of them, their
heads are thrown up, they sniff the air, *
show signs of alarm and anger, and
then break Into a run. This antipathy
makes it difficult for white persons to
ride on a buffalo cart, unless it la drawn
by buffaloes aoruatomed to see them.
The missionaries. who are oldiged to
go In carta through the jungles, are
sometimes reassured by the natives
saying, "You have nothing to fear;
these are Christian buff*!new" At
other times the caution will he. "Take
care! these arc heathen buff aloe*."
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