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g YOU HIP EOT PIKX a
BI JAT jacquzb, 8
I ondar bo oft In my twilight dream b, o
When the dajllght'b gone and the night
draws near. f,
Am I sit in the flrelight'B mddy gleams,
And think of the old days, swept and dear?
I wonder, my darling, how you would look 8'
If yon had not died?were yon living now;
if tmn otLt. in at. vonr "work or book.
'fhe flickering light on your hair and brow.
Would you be matronly, staid and grand,
Or tender and sweet as yon nsed to be,
Swaying nay life with yoor soft white hand, t]
Growing closer each year to me. f
Bweet. there'd be wrinkles noon your brow, _
And tiny touches of Tlme'B decay,
And your bonny hair would be necked with
? snow? c<
I know by my own that is white to-day. jj
Perhaps, daar heart, had you lived for me, ^
Had yon not gone home In the early dawn,
Borne bright-eyed child might have climbed w
my knee, <j
And cheered onr home with his shout and .
song; 11
i Home had been home in its fullest sense, &]
A beautiful haven of love and cheer, p
Age had been reaping a recompense
Of honest labor and well-spent years.
&
I gaze on this gray-bearded face of mine, h
That is never oaressed by a wife or ohlld; v
I gaze on this empty chair of thine, ' .
I On those cheerless walls till my heart grows SJ
wild.
Love, I have lived such a lonely life t]
Sinoe your grave's been wet with the snow
and rain, n
And God only knows how I miss my wife, Ci
How ray heart aches on with lt6 ceaseless
pain. fc
lon^werewJjfoting when you went away, .
VUijr 4* Ui 1UO U1 t? o?coi/ nuo'Vium, ?
But I prove by the tears I have Bhed each day it
You were the center of all my life.
No one conld ever have filled your place, < a
No other heart could have been my mate, a
And I dreame acb night of yonr beautiful face,
And wonder how long I shall have to wait, ni
Rdbhvili^, Neb.
. berhhcir.:
n
Bl
A Story of Love, Intrigue, "
and Crime. S
it
BX DWIGHT BALDWIN. la
fli
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CHAPTER VI?Continued. jE
Cole Winters had heard nothing of the ti<
above conversation, which had been car- tt
ried on in low tones, bnt the vacant
square in the rongh floor was sufficient to m
apprise him of the diabolical scheme of in
his heartless enemies.
No one Bpoke, bnt stepping closer to b<
the lantern, Sears produced a bottle, y<
with the coDtents of which he began saturating
a large handkerchief. 02
"Chloroform!" gasped Cole, as the pe? m
oulior odor reached his nostrils.
"Yob," retorted the youthful villain; Rt
"it comes high, but I don't spare expenBO
in making your exit pleasant." dc
The inhuman wretch laughed, and, ad-! s?
vanetog, applied the handkerchief to the 1
face of his victim. ! ai
Cole Winters straggled manfully, bnt ge
realizing that his efforts at escape were
impotent, ceaBed them and tried to fix n?
his mind upon the awful change which
eemed inevitably at hand. *e
He was fast losing' consciousness
when an awful thought set his sluggish
brain again into action. ^
When, in accordance with the plans of
Ms murderers, his dead body was dis- , .
oovered, there would be found upon it,
not alone the one bond placed in his' ig
pocket by Sears, but the fifty-nine oth- e,
eri, aggregating in value the enormous or
Bum of $300,000.
For these Mr. St Cyr had been killed,
nd their presenae would establish Cola's to
guilt beyond all possible question.
Not onlv w&s ha about to lose his life.
bnt the honorable name bequeathed him .
by his dead father was to become a by. Wl
word of reproach. .
In agony he essayed to Bpeak.
The jjnrglinj? sound he uttered served 71
only to renew the pressure of the deadly J
handkerchief.
Then men, light, hope of life, thoughts
of honor, and, lastly, a vision of fair 7
Berenice St. Cyr, disappeared from hii 16
eight and his mind.
Five minutes latter the trio of villiam
entered the deserted den.
"I told you," whispered Sears as he extinguished
the lantern, and made ready ,
to open the Btreet door, "that we wer& in
for a run of good lack. We've got a for- v
tone and won't t>e ob much as suspected!" ^
Qtl
CHAPTER VII.
TWO 6UBPBI6E6. J0
Mat Hyland, you're a fool!"
Harsh words these, yet the detective to an
whom they were addressed made no in- we
dignant rejoinder; on the contrary hei th
nodded his head approvingly, though the' sti
sad expression upon his face seemed
deepen somewhat. 3e
* Von v-isvf nnlv Viim Knf h ?
A VU UVM VMiJ O ***?**?. UU? UltU- ^
Sra dead to rights. You ran upon him in
or rather he ran upon yon, and you; be
couldn't land the fish when he'd hookedi 80
bimself on your tackle. I'm aBhamed tK
of you, Mat Hylandl" . a 1
The person who was so freely upbraid. Pa
ing the unfortunate detective paused in 'Ql
his walk, and spat upon the ground to
emphaoize his dissust. Bt
Mat Eyland did exaotly the same
thing. Lest the reader think this a m
trange coincidence, we must explain that
the upbraiding personage and the officer
were one and the Bame man. Mat was,
jn soliloquy, administering to himself a dl1
well-deserved rebuke.
"Not in all the ten years and more that
jrou've been on the force," he oontinued,
as he resumed his walk down Clark
treet, "did you ever make such a break
before. You'd better hand in your resignation
in the morning.
"They say he cut across to State street, n"
bnt I don't believe it. He most have a de
confederate, but I'll bet my chance of I?1
promotion, which isn't much just now,
that he's right in the block where he gave ce
me the slip. I'd rather he get off scot- 86
(tee than have anyone else catoh him
now. I reckon they re all gone, so I'll go j on
back and make a systematic search lor *h
him."
With this the officer turned and talked
briskly in the direction opposite the ome
in whioh he had been moving.
The time was bnt a few minutes after;
the precipitation of onr hero into the
4ark, dank oollar by the trio of guilty
plotters.
"Ye can't come in! This is no public
house, mind that!"
These words, spoken by a toothless old
crone of a woman, assailed the ears of
the detective as he endeavored to enter a 5?
tumble-down building not far from the io
spot where Cole Winters had so cleverly
eluded him.
"Can't I, Granny Green? We'll see ,
about that!"
"But there's nothin' crooked a goin' on ~
here," faltered the old hag, tie flyland 5threw
open his coat and displayed upon 4 J
hi* breast a silver star, the insignia of his m
official character.
"I know that, Granny. I'm looking for
ram, though. Out of my way, and*
mind von, not a word of my presence
here; that is. if yon value " 7C
*1 won't blab." of
A moment later the detective was exploring
the o d buildiug, whioh was ten-' u.
anted by half a score of families, and'
presented <t scene of squalor and wretch-. ^
oduesi that the officer had never seen T(
surpassed.
His examination, though thorough, was j,
rapid, jtie siumoiea over drunken men
!and women who >ay beside empty bottles or
*md beer cans upon the floor. He invaded;
{Bleeping apartments and tosse 1 about the; m
iheap* of rags wnich served as beds.
"Find any ??ody?" crooned the old woman' loi
^who rented oot the mi^eiable apartment%}
s tl* officer enoouniered her on tl
roan3 floor.
"Several things, Granny, bat not t!
ne I seek just now.n
'I'm dreadful sorry. I'll open the do
?r you; it's got a funny kind of a catel
"l won't trouble you; I'm going dow
tair>.r
"Bless you, this is the last floor."
"B.nt you have a cellar?"
"Sot a sign of one."
"I know better! It was in the cellar
bis house that I captured one of tl
'ronin suspects last spring. Out of n
ay!"
With a muttered curse the old womi
omplied, and Hyland was soon descen
ig a rickety flight of stairs, toward
ark and exceedingly bad-smelling cells
When its damn, almost slimy botto
as reached, he 'produced and lighted
iminutive but rather powerful dar
mtem, by the lifrht of whioh he begi
a investigation of the subterranei
lace.
It was divided into a number of room
d bad onoe, evidently, been used as
nman habitation, though this must ha
een before the grading of the street hi
but off the supply of lifiht and air.
Hurriedly the anxious officer r?
irough the place. He encounter*
o end of debris, but no sign of life e:
apt huge rats which scampered about.
Satisfied that his quest was a vain on
e prepared to return to the upper worl<
Just then a peculiar sound smote h
earing. He listened intently, and upc
s repetition startled visibly.
"A groan!" he muttered. "There's i
oubt of it. But where?"
Once more he fruitlessly examined tl
iddering rooms.
He was strangely puzzled and almo
aspairing when, for the third time, ]
card the ominous sound.
Studying the direction from whence
roceeded^he was not long in solving tl
lystery.
In one of the rooms, behind a pile <
ibbish, he discovered an opening in tl
lone wall wnicn peparatea ine 0011
om the one next adjacent.
"The work of a crook who was oloi
ressed." commented the detective. "
as lucky that my Cronin man didn't fie
last spring. Well, herb's for it."
Cautiously and with., considerable difl
llty the officer crept through the irregi
irly shaped opening.
Once again in a standing postnre 1
ished his lantern abont to gain son
ea of the surroundincs.
He had barely discerned that he ws
l a long basement undivided by part
one, when he saw lying on the groun
ie semblance of a human form.
"Cole Winters!" cried he, excitedly,
oment later, as he stood over the inai
aate form of onr hero.
Setting down the lantern the detects
>gan a systematic examination of th
>nng man.
"He's alive, and I can see no wounc
bruises to account for his condition,
used be, perplexedly.
Just then the open trap-door above hii
traoted bis eye.
"Ha! I see! In trying to escape he fel
>wn here and is suffering from tb
lock. I'll soon revive him.
Hyland took out a email vial iabele
nmonia, and poured a little of the pox
nt fluid upon bis handkerohief.
This be applied to tbe nostrils of ox
iro.
"While I'm waiting for it U take ej
ct I may as well 6earch him," decide
e highly elated officer.
In a moment he had discovered an
awn from one of his coat pockets
call bundle of saws and flies, of ti
nd used by burglars.
"I've got him dead to rights," chuckle
yland, immeasurably pleased at tb
idence of crookedness. "I'll bet he
>t a jimmy in his boots."
A hurried examination proved th:
eory to be incorrect, but it served alt
reveal an object in one of Cole's boot
In a trice Hyland had drawn it froi
j hiding place.
"Great neavem!* he ejaculated, hi
inds trembling like an aspen-leaf in t]j
nd. "The missing bonds! Ten, twei
?I believe they're all here, Good
ipitall My promotion "
A groan interrupted him. Mat Hvlan
is a humane man, and the soand of sui
ring recalled him to his prisoner.
He replaoed tbe saws ana files in Cole'
icket, thrust the bonds into his owr
id having removed the handkerchief
feed the inanimate form in his arms.
"He breathes freer," soliloquized th
itective, "and is in no danger of dying
want to keep this matter to myself fc
e present. I'll go to the nearest dm
ore for restoratives. When I take hit
ray from here it will be with a fnll con
ssion and the names of bis accomplice;
r I'm sure he had one at leaBt."
He laid Cole back npon the grounc
d glided away to tbo opening in th
ill. Two minntes later ho had gaine
9 sidewalk and was harrying up th
:eet.
He met with a number of provokin
lays. The druggist was an unreason
le time in giving, him the articles h
tpatiently demanded. At the doorwa
i encountered a brother officer, who fc
me minutee engaged him in conversa
>n about an important matter. Lastly
small boy ran against him, dashing th
ckage from his hand and breaking th
closed bottles upon the sidewalk.
By the time be had duplicated the rc
jratives fully half an boar bad elapoec
He lost no time in returning to the die
il cellar.
As he crawled through tho opening i
e wall, and darted forward the rajs c
a lantern, a cry of mingled chagrin an
jmay swept his white lips.
The trap-door in the floor was closec
d Cole Winters had disappeared froi
e place.
CHAPTKK VIII.
on the tbail.
When the trio of guilty and desperat
?n, the triangle of crimo, we may saj
parted from the Clark street housi
iving behind them, as they suppowt
e dead body of Cole Winters, they prt
eded northward towards the businet
ction pf the city.
In a few minutes they entered a rooi
; the second floor of a buildutg, npo
e door of which was tho legend:
; Max Morris, j
; Private Bankeb, :
Money to Loan. I
"Now for the bonds," said the propri*
r of the place, as he proceeded to ligl
? o?a m | vocona ana smaller room, 1
bioh stood two large safes.
"Yos," added Bloom. "Lot's oast on
as orsr the plq&der."
"How soon osn you tarn lb?m int
shT" asked Boors, so he-drew the en??
pe from his pookot.
"To-morrow."
" Will thero be any danger?"
"Not the wv -t'H work it. Large quai
Lies of tbose bonds are daily sold ben
y position and well-known respoctabil
r will prevent the slightest suspicion
11 have the money ready by noon Vc
oriow."
"GoOdI There they are."
"Shall I examine them?"
"It isn't necessary."
"I want it done," put in Bloom.
"But we're in a hurry. Look 'em up h
tur strongest Bafe, Max, and we'll t
I"
"I want to see 'em counted," said th
irglar, doggedly.
w unout more aao tne banker remove
e rabber band and opened the en
lope.
"Here we are,r said he, gayly, as b
:ew forth the content*,
Ab tho reader knows, this consiste
ily of worthless printed papers.
"Confusion!" cried Morns, while Sear
ade use of a much stronger word.
As for Bloom, he said nothing. H
oked from the bauker to the yoan
I man, ana men sprang rorvara ana oangtsx
the latter by the throat
he "Help!" wheezed the victim, aa he was
borne backward upon a sofa.
or Max Morris at once flew to his aaaistu?
ance, bnt the strength of the two availed
q. nothing as against the powerfol burglar.
"What do you mean?" demanded the
banker. "Lethimgo!"
"I mean," answered the enraged man,
os he released Sears and rose to his feet,
"that I don't propose to be cheated out
of of the honest fruit of my labor in no auoh
he way as that! I want my share, and m
QJ1 have it, or have his life, and youra, too
Max Morris, if you're in the scheme."
"It's no scheme," said Sean, who was
d-, on hiB feet now. "I've been robbed."
a "Stuff!" sneered the burglar.
?i ?>?
k*v jjuua lietc, mttUi wo va iracu **?
h* deals together. Didn't I "afways * tot?
* fair?"
jq "So far sb I know, yes."
^ "Would I be fool enough to try such a
game on yju?"
"Hardly," admitted Bloom, though the
8'. scowl did not lift from his face.
? "I have it!" cried Morrie.
r? "What?" chorused the others.
"We're acted like children. That Cole
Winters is just four times as smart as we
'2 thought him."
~Lz "Wiiat is it? Do speak!" urged the
r" t young man, eagerly.
| "You put one $5,000 bond in his
?? ! pocket?"
r "Yes, yes."
lR "He wasn't satisfied with that."
,n "I don't understand "
*So he appropriated the other fifty.
10 nine."
"Whew!"
16 "And eubstitutod a lot of advertisements
he picked up at the Exposition
Bt last night.
20 "That's it!" assented Sears.
"And the bonds?" asked Bloom.
11 "Are down in that cellar in one of the
10 deud man's pockets."
No one made a suggestion, but all
of acted on the one common impulse. In a
le moment the three had qaitted the office,
a* the proprietor locking the door after him.
At the fastest gait possible they hnr9&
ried down Clark street. They found the
Iti coast clear, and were soon peering down
'd into the cellar, whose inky darkness hid
?
(2 rum lilt) vy O B U1 tuo WVllU ? UUi? cuiu
hideous crime.
After a little they could discern the
form of their victim.
ie "Have yon a ladder?" asked Morris,
ie eagerly.
"There's one in front," replied Sears.
* 'Wait a moment."
i- "Oar good lack hasn't deserted us,"
d. 8 lid the latter, who was the first to descend.
a Have yon fonnd them?" demanded
1- Bloom from the ladder.
"No, I haven't looked yet. Bnt I've
re fonnd something else."
ie: "What's that?"
"He's no more doad than you are."
Isj "And his discovery hore" would havt
convicted and hung the last one of us,"
commented the banker, with a shudder,
m 'But we're in time to complete the work."
"The bonds first," urgei the burly burII
glnr.
e This was an unnecessary suggestion,
for Almon Sears was already in the act
d of ransacking the pockets of the un1
conscious young man.
"Here's a rum go," declared Morris,
lb when Cole had been searched and not a
vestigo of the missing fortune disoovk
ered. "What do you soy, Al?"
j "That he found them before our arrival,
and hid them elsewhere."
"I never thought of that Let's search
? for them at once."
,* "Not now; it's too risky."
"What then?"
"We'll take the young fellpw away,
lQ bring him to, and make him locate the
g plunder. I'll find a way to force it out of
him."
it " Good P cried the others, assent ingly.
id Martin Bloom raised tho form of our
t- hero in his powerful arms and bore him
up the rude ladder as easily, to all apn
pearances, as if he had been a child.
This accomplished, the ladder was
iq drawn up and the trap-door closed down.
Lq Sears bogan a search for the bonds,
H which he believed to bo secreted some[[
where in the long room, but abandoned
it when tho "cracksman" returned and
d announced that ho had seoured a hack,
f. and that it was -waiting outside.
Bloom removed his overcoat, which he
B wrapped about Cole; then he raised him
in his arms and followed his confederal
ates into the street.
' It was beginning to rain now, and fow
e people were, in view. Anyhow, the. takr.
iDg away of a sick man, us our hero ?pH
pefired to be. wa3 neither a strange nor
g unusual proceeding, and attracted little
q attention"
"Drive fast," said Soars, who was the
. Inot nf tlia nnrtv In Antfir tliA nurriuOA.
"Safe!" whispered the banker, as with
I, a sigh of relief he sank baok upon the
e cushioned seat.
d But ho oould not hnTe been further
<3 troui the truth. At that moment himself
and guilty companions woro anything but
? safe.
* From the doorv;ay of tbo next building,
e which Detective Hyland wai in the act of
y leaving, the entiro transaction had been
,j observable.
"Three accomplice#!" muttered he,"and
. one of them Almon Sears! I haven't lost
q tlie trail yetl Hero gons!"
g As tho" driver cracked his whip and
drove rapidly awoy the plucky detectivo
sprang forward and secured a place upon
I tho rear axle of the large vohicle.
.* [TO DE COKTIKUED.j
3 WORDS OF WISDOM.
4
The lazy dog is pestered most by the
A calf ib not valued by the loudness of
its bawl.
He who leads time by the forelock can
q sleep well at night.
r. The prettiest blossom"? do not always
'? hold the sweetest honey.
Growling at the times will not lift the
is mortgage on your farm.
Success in on the hill top, you cannot
u cet there without climbing.
Be the kind of man that you would
like'to have your boys become.
It is no money in your pocket to fail
to make your stables comfortable.
The sunshine of a glad heart make3
i- the darkest, dreariest day radiant and
it pleasant,.
1 There is more solid comfort in a smile
il than in a whole gross of frowns. It is
good economy to smile.
** If you get mad go to the looking
glass and watch yourself growl, and see
how quick you will quit it.
>
?. Salesman (great store)?Thi? coat
fits your little girl nicely. Lady
J; (thinking of next season)?Yes. ft
does now, but I think we'd better
take a size larger. Little Girl?Oh,
yes, 1 forgot. We have to wait !o:
our chancre.?Good news.
D
e Little JonNNY?May I hitch the
dog to my sled and have him pull
me? Mother?I'm afraid he will
bite vou. Little Johnny?It's tho
d other end I'm going to hitch.?Good
News.
0 The crusade against kissing is <5y3
ing a natural death. When young
people feel like Indulging in such lux?
8 uries, it is not the fear of diseasee
contamination that will restrain
ft thp.m.
F1HUM
"THE LAND OP THE THOU84N
LAKES."
The Upright and Hospitable PVni
?Singular Features of the PinUi?h
Language? Habit* ot
toe People,
Ysb^AR away in tli
la North, where tl
waters of the coa
and mighty se
A.fl] jU roar in their ii
caverns, w h e i
the foam of tl
cataracts n e e
*- *" freezes, where tl
green of the pine never withera," whc:
the gray and unyielding rocks comprei
the foaming rivers into narrow gorges here,
for thousands of years, the powei
of nature have waged their ceaselea
strife without rest, without reconcilia
tion. The river never tires of beatin
against the rocks, the rocks never til
of beating back the stream. The mouc
tain crags never grow old. The immens
morasses defy cultivation. The frost]
clear winter sky quivers forever in tl
northern light and looks down wit
serene and majestic calm upon the seal
tered huts aloDg the river bank. Thii
savi the San Francisco Chronicle, is Fin
.land.
The coast of Finland stretches di
north until a few miles south of Wast
At the sixty-third degree of latitude
makes a decided cutve to the northeast
The great blue Bothnian Gulf follow
the same direction, narrowing for a mc
ment in the Quark, then widening agait
and leaning its high brow against Fin
land's breast. With greater freedoi
than eisewnere toe Arctic win as swee
against the coasts, driving between tb
' islands and beating with terrible vi(
lence against the roqks. This is a ver
paradise for smuggling, and no numbe
of cruisers would be able to prevent i
The only successful means to chec
smuggling to some extent was by a ligl
TOWN
tariff with few prohibitions, which ha
been in operation for some jean.
Helsingfors, the capital of Finland, i
the most important naval station on th
Baltic, beautifully situated on a penin
sula, surrounded by islands and rockj
cliffs, in the Gulf of Finland. Sreaborg
the northern Gibraltar, guards the en
trance to its harbor. It is the handsom
est and largest city in Finland. It ha
broad streets, which intersect at righ
angles, and several fine public squares
The most striking among its publi
buildings are the Governor's residence
the Senate House and the Univenit
buildings. The University, remove
from Abo in 1829, was founded in 1640
It comprises five faculties, has fifty pro
fessors and about 800 students. II
libraries contain 140,000 volumes. Ilel
singfors has about 35,000 inhabitants.
Among its other towns Abo, 'situatec
en the river Aurajokki, near its em
bouc&ure in the Gulf of Bothnia, with t
popalation of 20,000, is famous for th<
peace concluded here in August, 1743
between Sweden and Russia, whicl
ended the war in whicb Russia gaine(
possession of the whole of Finland
Wihorg, which derives its name froo
Vich (cattle), is a pretty, prosperou
town, the third in importance in Fin
land. It has a curious old clrculai
market-place and a castle founded b,
Torkel Knutson in 1293.
Finland truly deserves its appellation
"the land of the thousand lakes," see
ing that they occupy more than twelvi
A FINN PEASANT.
and the marshes twenty per cent, of it
area, 30 that Finland is mori
abundantly supplied with water thai
any other country in the world. Immense
foreBts cover one-half its surface,
extending northward as far as Lake
Enare. Of the whole population eighty 5?ro
nop font nrv 'PinnQ nrnnpp. fniirtflpn
- ? I [---I
per cent, are Swedish-speaking traders,
peasants and farmers, these latter living
mostly on the coasts and islands. Th<
people are strong and hardy, witt
bright, intelligent face3 and high cheel
bones. Yellow hair is common, but b<
no means the rule, black or brown beim
frequently met with in the interior
With regard to their social habits,
morals and manners, all travelers an
unanimous in speaking well of them.
Their temper is universally mild, they
are slow to anger, and when angry thej
keep silence. They are happy-hearted,
affectionate to one another and honor
able in their dealings with strangers,
They are ft cleanly people, being much
given to the use of vapor batha. This
trait is a conspicuous note of then
character /rom their earliest history t(
the jpreaw'* da/. Often in the runes of
\
(be "B^levMa" reference is made to the
cleansing and beating virtues of the
vapors of the heated bathroom. They
U are morally upright and have an honesty
I. PEASANT NATIONAL COSTUME,
it |
and simplicity of character totally
s fornion to that rtf the Russian. Thev
>- are hospitable, faithful and submissive,
x with a keen sense of personal freedom
- and independence, but they are also
n somewhat stolid and revengeful. Superp
stition flourishes among the Finns to a
le fir greater extent than is generally
) known, and often takes the form of
y quaint legends.
t The Finnish language, supposed to
t. have once embraced the greater part of
k Northwestern Europe, is a difficult one.
it Its musical element;, the vowels are well
I __l . ^
IN FINLAND.
s sustained, and their due sequence is subject
to strict rules of euphony. The
b dotted o?in pronunciation somewhat
e similar to the French en?of the first I
syllable must be followed by an e or an 1
r i. Rhyme is admitted with reluctance, \
, alliteration being preferred. The Fin- ;
nish alphabet contains but nineteen let
ter3, and of these b, c, d, f and g are j
,9 found only in a few foreign words.
t A singular feature of this Iaaguage and
. one that is also characteristic of the
c Magyar, Turkish and other kindred
tf tongues, consists of the frequent U9e of
y endearing diminutives. By a series of
d suffixes to the names of human beings,
. birds, fishes, trees, plants, stones, met'
als, and even actions, events and' feels
ings, diminutives are obtained which by
[ their forms present the names so made
in different colors; they become more
1 naive, more childlike, eventually more
roguish or humorous. The English
i language is poor in this respect, so this
i trait is almost lost in translating Finnish
, into English. It is a language of a
h people who live close to nature and are <
1 at home among the animals of the wil- i
. derness. Beasts and birds, winds,
a woods and waters, falling snows and i
8 flying sands, as well as rolling rocks, are
- carefully distinguished by correspondr
ing verbs of everchanging acoustic im7
port.
The Fions are extremely careless about I
, family names, arguing, "If the family
does not exist, what is the use of giving
s the child a name?" In 1836 a ukase wa9
- framed compelling the clergy to add a
family name to that of a saint given in
baptism. In the earliest age of Suomi
it appears that the people worshiped the
conspicuous objects in nature under
their respective and sensible form?. As
the existence of invisible agencic3 was
recognized, these were attributed to su?rnkrt
1 irrar\ ln^onon^onf. rif
[JCliWI pciav/uo TT**V Ufv- w.
' these visible entities, but at the same
time were connected with them. The
: idea of Finnish mythology seems to lie
in this: That all objects in nature are
governed by invisible deities or genii
independent of one another.
Ukko (signifying old, all-father) is re- I
yarded as the highest of Finnish deities. ,
Frost, snow, hail, ice, wind and rain,
sunshine and shadow, are thought to <
come from the hands of Ukko. In the <
Kalevala he is called ''Leader of the >
Clouds," "God of the Breezes," "Golden
King," "Silver Ruler of the Air,"
. "Fatner of the. Heavens," etc. He is I
S benign and gracious, when the Virgin
Marietta, after a long, vain speech, im- <
plores him to tell where her "golden infant
lies bidden," he, full of solicitude
- for her grief, tells her?
g
Yonder is thy golden infant;
i . There thy holy babe lies sleeping,
l Hidden to his belt in water,
Hidden in the raeds and rushes.
, Among the deities of the air are the
I mystic maidens, some of whom were
. created bj the rubbing of Ukko's hand |
t upon bis left knee. They walk the
, crimson borders of the clouds?one
r sprinkles white milk, one sprinkles red
> milk and the third sprinkles black milk
1 over the hills and mountains.
c Any one looking at the mift of Pinf
land will see that it is full of nannes like
j Pyhajirvi (sacred lake) and Pyhojski
, (sacred river). Some of the old Fin,
landers still offer.goats and calves to
5 these sacred waters. In Esthonia is a
rivulet, Vohcnda, held in such reverence
that until very recently none dared to
fell a tree or cut a shruD in its iminedi,
ate vicinity lest death overtake the of*
1 ?'? Miniokmonf fnr
ienaer witmu a jeai ah pumgum^uv ?vi
, hia sacrilege. y
i Nowhere are the inconsistencies of .
i human theory and practice more curir
ously and forcibly shown than in the cus>
torn in rogue among the old Finns, who i
are not believers in a future life, but 1
nevertheless perform each funeral ceremonies
as burying in the grave of the
dead knifes, hatchets, spears bows and
arrows, kettles, food, clothing and saow
shoes, thus bearing witness to their prac- 1
tical recognition of some form of life be*
yond the grave. The Finns regard tbe
crows as spiritB of dead sisters and broth*
ers. Th e dei ties of the air, waters, trees,
and mountains are almost innumerable.
The language abounds ia proverbs,
charades, legends, etc. Upward of 9000
of these have been collected t>y the industrious
aDd enthusiastic Swedish savant
Lonnrot. The first book printed in Finnish
was about 1543. The Bible was
* * >-*-3 m !.u *S1I 1 ftAO
not iransiaiea into nuuiBu uu ivi*.
Societies of literature, sciences and all
branches of art are numerous in Finland.
Commercial Value of Mammies.
Even dead men have a commercial
value nowadays. From the mummies of
ancient Egypt is manufactured a kind of
paint called 4'mummy brown." It can J<
be purchased at any shop where artists'
materials are sold. For some' time it
was alleged that the mummies employed ^
for this purpose were those of birds and Ii
beasts^ such as cats and ibisses, but an ?j
osteologist who interested himself in the )a
subject found in some of the raw stuff u
imported from Egypt certain bones which U
were unquestionably human.
mm W
The Forestry Exhibit at the Fair. ?
The foreign countries wbich obtained
space inside the forestry building at the *
World's Fair are Japan, Honduras, Peru, ?
Hayti, Spain, Germany, Ecuador, Co- 0
lombia, Brazil, Mexico, New South t
Wales, Canada, Rassia, Italy, France,
Siam and India. Each of these coun*
tries has a separate space and makes a t
showing of its most characteristic woods. I
Miniature structures have been built, 0
with arches and railings of natural wood "
and in rustic design. Canada has the o
largest space of any foreign Government,
and the various provinces of the Dominion
make an interesting showing of their
timber resources.
The States and Territories which have
interior exhibits are: Pennsylvania, r
Louisiana, Virginia, Arizona, Kentucky, t
Minnesota; Nebraska, Montana, Wyo- d
ming, New Mexico, Wisconsin, North r
Dakota, Ohio, Washington, Michigan, *
West Virginia, Missouri, North Car- r
olina, Indiana, Maine, New York, Cali- v
fornia, Utah and Idaho. Of these West 13
Virginia and Michigan have the largest n
space, and the exhibits from these States t
are on an elaborate scale. Other States n
show peculiarly unique specimens, and
the grouping of woods in the various a
spaces forms a most artistic whole'. Sections
of tree trunks have been built one
on top of the other, and each portion of t
the exhibit will be accompanied by de- *
tailed information as to the locality pro- 0
ducing the exhibit, the area still under t
fit I
1
PENNSYLVANIA'S WAT OF SHOWING TTMBBB V
I tl
growth and where located, and all other o
pertiaeat information. . ?
P
Fifty Yearj of Fa9h(on. ?
What a funny looking person a woman c
would be with a,combination dress of all ^
of fashion's absurdities during the last tl
fifty years. al
Tremble when you look at it, the hoop n
skirt, the big sleeves, the sweeping 2
COM BIN ATIOK OF FASHION'S ABSURDITIES. h<
q?
train, the piled up hair and the eccentrio
head dress of to-day or half a ceatury te
iince, as you please. ra
Just think what a strenuous objection j*
we would have from the ladies were all dc
these different fashions merged into one. al
The Ion# suffering and obedient ^
American would never stand it.?New
York Herald.
? ol
Brulu is Dismasted. .
//sT-?-*. he
, h
'Jee whiz! Only one hunter in tvm vii
veeks! I believe I'll join a mcnagcta* a}]
-Life. " da
uii
A handsome park, iu memory of Ed- ?1
vard P. Roe, the late novelist, it to bp
aid out in Cornwall, Nr Y-, tic
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TEtPERANCE,
TBI TOPXB'S BOJta.
There's a song the toper lores to hoar,
'Tis sweetest music to his ear, A
At mora or noon, by day or night;
It ever gives him fresh delight; ,
'lis the glug, glng, glug
Of the whisky jug! . /.
He hears not though the wife may pleadr
To love and duty gives no heed; 1
In vain the children cry for bread;
The only sonnd that's in his head
Is the glng, glug, glug
Of the whisky jug 1 .Jfe
Onoe he was honest, good and kin- j
To noble, manly ways inclined;
But sow to shame and honor dead, 4
From home and happiness he's led
By the glng, glug, glug
Or the whisky jug! fa.
Deceived by this beguiling song,
On downward track he speeds along;
And soon among the lost appears, ~ 1
Where mingled with the demon cheers ? (
Is the glug, glug, glug '
Of the whisky jug! \
wephine Pollard, in Temperance Advocafoy
FOB WAGE XAB.VERS TO PONDEB.
It is estimated that the wage-earners paV
xty per cent, of the drink .bill of Engiandy
! the same proportion holds here, the wag^
irners pay out about $730,000,000 a year In
le United States?enough to endow ever*
ibor organization with a permanent fmxv
) make every labor paper a daily, to estafr*,
ah one hundred ereat universities. to buv;
at fifty of the great trust* and to buy sffTral
trunk line railroads every year 1 If ther
age-sarners want the earth, hare's one ?n
t getting it.?The Voice. -j ,y
arr kind or liquor rsoH th* tuxt taxJ
Congressman Burrows, of Michigan, whoi
otxoduced a resolution tor an investigation)
f the Whisky Trusts make serious charge*
gainst that organization, alleging, among1
ther things, extensive and injurious aduiJ
orations. He says: * M .
"From the same vat of spirits can be pro* s,;>
need whisky of any age, rum from JamaiOK r
any other place on the globe, brandy*
rom the most celebrated districts an
"ranee, and the most approved after dinnetj
ordials, and gin that would deceive th*
lost educated tastes, can all be prodaoedj
rom a few jars of coloring matter and viataj .
f drugs, upon the labels of some of which]
ppear tne skull and cross-bones as a warn*' ' v
igtothe user." - ,
. THE DAirGIB LI5*.
Hundreds of thousands of young mea art ' I
apidly rushing into drunkenness, because J
if the deceitfulness of their expectation that 1
hey con escape the liability of passing the V .\
anger line. In the name of truth and ,
ighteousness we appeal to all of them to ,'
tudy the record of experience, and they '
rill thereby learn that they will havi ? fm
eached that danger line when they enter ~
ipon the .drink habit. Some of them may,
iftf. ? ? ? J ,J " m * " "
uiav JWC? uuti a majority or 10601 - 7
nil do so. We do not mean chat all of this VsT
aajority will reel through the streets, but Vu
he moral, physical and mental manhood of: *.
joflt of the u wjli be impaired, which it ^ j
radical drunkenness; and very many of
hem will go down to visible degradation:
nd to death.?Sacred Heart Review.
RUIIIJtU BT B&ZR. ; '"A
A man who has given a good deal of at* '
ention to the subject says that the beverges
of the American people have ruined ;
rnat were originally the finest complexions ,j
n earth. That beer is absolutely ruinons to
?autv is a declaration that oan be cttfained
by any amount of evidence.
Beer makes people stuffy, and the skis. v
;rowi leathery ana yellow. The more imJ
>ure it is and the more it is doctored, the
nore injurious It is, and at the present rate
>f things, the time is not far distant when
his beverage wf'i be entirely shnt out of tbe
1st of indulgences among women who oare
or their good looks.
It is more injurious to women than to KMB ' ^
inly because tbty are less active and throw ' - : u?
iff leas of its Hi effects. At its best it is trf
ie avoided, and at its worst, or even undff!
irdinai? conditions, it is to most women but '
ittle less than a rank poison. i Vr?
"WHAT TOOLS TBXSK MORTALS BXT'
Dr. Carlos F. McDonald, State Lanaey
Commissioner, gives as the principal causes
f insanity "wine, women, worry and
rork." Next to the very general and
odefinite cause of "hereditary tendency? :
rbich may be iaduoed by any or al| of the
irst-raepooned causes; Commissioner Mo*
mt9 that the tieeof alcoholic honors
i most laigely responsible for filling our inrj
ane asylums. This ii directly in line witk
n account given a few days ago in the'imesof
the pauper insane of this city,. .
'heroin it was reported that alcoholism is'
he direct cause of over one-half the case*
f insanity among paupers. What a com'
lentary upon our Boasted intelligence and
ivilizatioo! First we license the sale of a. * i.
oison which, it is admitted, is the. chief)
ause of lunacy, then tax ourselves hundreds
f thousands of dollar* to build asylums and'
are for its victims; and this aside from theaorful
burdens of crime and pauperism
rhich we admittedly, bear as the result of,
lis same licensed sale of poison. Whea
ball we learn wisdon and economy?not tolention
humanity?and dam up the source
t this stream of waste and wretchedness*'
tie licensed liquor traffic??Now York.
roice?
LIQUOR DRIRKING IN XNQLAND.
A lady writing to the London newspapers /
om fashionable West End urged society
ames to abstain from drinking champagne
aring Lent and give the money thus saved
> the poor. The appeal is a curious one, and
le assumption upon which it is eonfiden- .
ally based is scarcely flattering to the rich
omen of England. How much wine does
British woman of fashion drink in the
)urse of six weeks? Obviously the estimate
ould be difficult to make. The writer of
lis appeal declares that "if only a few
,diea would put themselves bravely into this
ttle champagne movement during Lent
nndreds of starving souls woald be reeved."
Concurrently with this peculiar appeil
>mes the announcement that the British
overnment proposes this seuion to deal
ith the very serious and growing evil of
3me drinking by women of tha middle and
wer middle classes. The ezistencd of this
ice is due in large measure to the granting
i retail grocers of licenses for the sale of
ine, beer and spirits. Since this system was
tablished about twenty yeir.s ago the drink
smon has entered thousands of decent
)useholds and has stayed there with couselences
that are told almost daily in the
>lice and divorce courts. Its victims would
se caste if seen drinking iu taverns or ho*
Is, but it is deplorably easy for the.n to aringe
with the family grocer to supply an
icasional bottle of wine or spirits and eatar
in the bill as tea or coffee. The thing is<
me every day in thousands of homes, aud
most the oniy way to kill it is to abolish
e grocers' licenses, which the Government
expected to do.?-Chicago Herald.
rafPEOANCK NCW8 AND NOTSS.
Putting screens in the saloon doors is on*
the devil's ways of trying to bide his face.
There is sail to be investo I in American
ewariea about 191,000,(XX) of English capU
I.
Any old maid can gather personal conso- ,
tion by looking at some other woman's
'unlcun husbana.
It is asserted that in E tinburgh, Scotland,.
ere Is daily spent about $10,000 in alcoholic )
inks?more than the inhabitants pay for
e rent of their houses.
The temperance cause is advancing among
ritish soldiers in India. Lord Roberts says
i has under his command 14,500 British
ldieri pledge J to total abstinence.
The next World's W. C. T. U. Convention
111 beheld in Chicago immediately follow
Z the National VV. C. T. If. Cjnvontion in
:tol>er. Prominent speakers from all counies
will address the meetings.
Carefully drawn statistic.? of 4500 crirails
who have passo.i through Eunira Rennatory,
New York, slio v drunkenness
jarly existing in tin parents of 33 7 per
nt., and probably in 11 I per cant. more.
The physicians who bad c'large of the
olera patients at Hamburg male special *
oris to learn the previous habits of' tho
utimsof the epidemic in the matter of food
d drink. They found the mortality espec!y
heavy anions inebriatos. One of the
dy reports &aid: 'The deaths of eig ityae
heavy drinkers?twelve of them wo.nen
lave boen reported, and among the fresh
ses a corresponding increase in tha numr
of intemperate persons has been noed."

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