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I [he Press ana Banner.
I ABBEVILLE, S. C.
J^Pabllshed every Wednesday at 82 a
ear to advance.
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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1899. j
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rThe Seaboard Air Lin*.
The Seaboard Air Line has been sold, and '
we have no tears to abed. Jobn Skelton Wll- 1
llams of Baltimore Is at the bead of tbe
syndicate. It In supposed to be an, Independent
organization, free from domination by f
any otber road. If tbe public is vouchsafed j
respectful treatment and good service, tbe
road and tbe public will have nothing to lose. <
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The Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual c
AoMoclallon. '
Mr. J. W. Boyd, of Mt. Carmel. was in town
yesterday and received a check of $800 from
TreaB. J. R. Blake, Jr., of tbe "AbbevilleGreenwood
Mntual Association" for tbe loss 1
rlniAlllMn An/1 I ?0 AAntonto Kt? flrp nn f hp '
D 27th of December. Tbls comptiny carries half J
B million dollars of Insurance, and since Its '
organization has paid olatois to the amount '
of twelve thousand dollars. At ao annua! as
aenament of half of one per cent. The fact )
W thai It bas paid all lowea promptly without a '
tingle case of litlfTAtioc la the highest evl
denee of lta stability and public confidence In v
tbe honesty and efficiency of It* officers. The ?
J annual meeting of tbe stockholders which J
E was to have been held at Abbeville on the 1
V ' 18tb Inst, was postponed till Tuesday, the 31st
i Inst. ?
Cnelnlmpd Lettcrn. F
Letters remaining In post office for week
endlnc January 2nd :
B? Miss Rosa Butler, D. E Brown. ,
C?Miss Irene Cotbran, Jim Carroll, Mrs. '
Jennie Cora. . ,
**?Mrt Marv Ewrleht. u
H?Mrs. Elizabeth Hampton. j:
J? Copious Jacksou.
U?Hattle A. Lomaz, Jamie Logan. n
M?Wm. McComb. S
Kr?S. M. Rampoy,
8?Bell Slbert, Van Staten. _
T?R. J.Trnmber. ,
Robt.8. Llak.P. M. J,
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Plumbing. v
Mr. C. P. Hammond taps tbe crater main c
now and la prepared to do all kind) of plumb- o
. lor work. Yon will find at'bis (tore a full g
stock of tub*. sinks, closets, and any water b
fixture yon wish. v
He la.endeavorlnK to increase tbe number e
of water patrons and from now on. will put fa
Id water on tbe Installment plan. Hot water
connections can be mRde to your ordinary
beating or cooking stove and be !b always
ready to do your work. He is a very impor- t,
tant man wben your pipes burst una goes to ^
repair all burxted pipes on short notice.
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Worthy Toddk Men In Bottineau a
sgsls. c
V
Their many friends will b* glad to know ti
that Messrs, O. D. Black, and J. T. Black will D
???" at wminrinn. under the firm ip
i- name of Black Brothers. They are most exeelleot
yocng men of bigh Integrity, and tbey t
' deserve veil at tbe bandsotahe public, and 8
we doabt not that their business methods i
and courteous demeanor, will win a liberal t
share of trade. Success to tbem. e
Another Pretty Young Lady Goes to
College.
Miss Battle Evans, will go to ABbevllle, N. c
C . oo the first of bext month, to atteDd ttie t
sessions of tbe Normal and Industrial Col- i
lege. She will join Mlsa Ina Plnkerton, who t
went there a few months ago. And thus It is, s
that Abbeville eontrlbates to tbe building or r
other colleges, while we have good college** at i
. home. These pretty yoong ladles will uo t
doabt be favorites In tbelr new relations. 8
Cabbage Plaots. I
Call on C. P. Hammond and get your early j
cabbage plants, Wakefletd and Succession. J
Now is tbe time to act tbem out to get fine 11
spring cabbage. I will be receiving fresh 5
shipments weekly. Call on me. 1
- C. P. Hammond. *
Wanted.
L Local or traveling salesmen to sell our-Oils, t
of Greases Ad Petrolatum on commission ex ?
I ciuslvely.or as side Hoe. Goods guaranteed c
f and prices low. 'Fenn Petrolatum Co.. t
I Oil ReOnere, Corapolls, Pa. j
I e
v Tbe Col I area. t
Bidre coming In Tor the erection of the
cftttages at the cotton mill.
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Ara meetingot tbe town council Monday ]
evening, tbe following policemen were ?
elected: W. G. Riley, J. S. F)?h?r. <
If yon are going west, write to Fred. D. 1
Bush, Atlanta, On., lot a cheap ticket. <
Mb. Sohrak will sell three mules and one
mare next Saturday, . ,
^ Me. Lawson Is In tbe market for bides.
1
' Oo to Mllford A DuPre'a for stationery. 1
Sponges! sponges! at Mllford & DuPre's. c
For tbe rrlppe. take Qalnaoetol. For sale
by Mllford & DuPre, druggets. 1
Mllford's Congb Syrup will stop yoar cough j
every time. For sale by Mllford ? DuPre.
Dr. Hill's Headache Powders, Improved, r
For sale by Mllford & DuPre, druggists. ?
Mllford's Neuralgic Powders never fall.
Try tbem. For sale by Mllford A DuPre. *
Booms to rent?apply to R. C.-Wilson, tf.
See C. P. Hammond about putting In hot
water.
Braee'a Loenli.
Norfolk oysters at Brace's restaurant.
Bfuce'e restaurant furnlsbea Norfolk oysters
from 10 cenu upwards.
Brace's restaurant furnishes 10 cent lunches
and mejtls at 26 cents.
' Brace's' restaurant will gi ve one dozen fried
oysters for 25 oents. Milk oyster stews
cents. Raws lOe, 15cand 2& cents, Served in
the best style.
OFF TO VIRGINIA.
Pretty Sin Bevy Wilder. Gone to Old
Virginia.
' Miss Bevy Wilder, one of our prettiest nod
beat young ladles, la now la Suffolk, v*.,
where she Is teaching. Virginia baa furnished
8outb Carolina some of the baodsoraest
and some of the beat teachers that we ever
bad, and It Is but fair lb at we send some good
teachers to that State, Id recognition of Old
Virginia'* former good deeds. Miss Wllder's
stay away from borne will be somewhat ex
tended. After she has finished her engage
1. .W~ ?III ?-* OAntAmko. AntAII
meuL W wnvil, ?UO will lu ocpicuiuci ouivi
, tbe classes In Wilmington College, where she
will take lessons herself for a season,
new firm;
Ifew Store?New Goods?New Business
Stand.
Mr. J. R. Glenn, formerly of the bonse of W.
Joel Smith <fc Sod, Is now In business for himself,
In a brand new store. His high.character
and his long experience In tbe business
Insures to him a liberal buclness. With good
qualifications and a fine line of goods Mr.
Glenn will be sura to please tbe public. Be
.* ?ure to call to see bin in his new borne on
Trinity street.
An JSseeHent Appointment,
Colombia Record.
Lieutenant Governor M. B. Mc3weeney, tbe
president, oi me id compliance wuu i
tbe expressed wishes of tbe members of that ]
hod.v, has appointed Mr. V. 0. Pyles postal ,
olerk for tbe senate. In making; this appoint- 1
roent, Mr. McSweeney gratified the senators, i
who bad been satisfactorily served by Mr.
Pyles Id the past, and made a commendable
selection. Mr. Pyies bas served previous 1
legislatures (n one capacity or another and I
baa always won praise for his reliability, .
promptness and honesty. He bas been connected
with The Record at times, and Tbe '
Record is pleased at bis success in obtaining 1
tbe appointment.
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He who is not on speaking term*
\ with hie neighbor is not within speakintr
distance of heaven.
Cheerfulness is also an excellent 1
wearing quality. It has been cabled
the bright weather of the heart. ,
If Providence calls u? solitude and 1
retirement, it becomes us to acquiesce;
when we cannot be useful we muet be j
patient, and when we cannot work for I
God we must eit still quietly for him.
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CONTRIBUTED LOCALS.
What "M? Hears and Seen oti Hi*
Roauiln About the City.
Abbeville, S. C., Jan. 18,1899.
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DEAD?BUT STILL ALIVE. 1
On lost Monday according to telegram the '
emalns of John Jackson, colored, of Green?uio
??>.<, innboH (or here at three 3 o'clock
p. m.. whereupon a iarge number of friends
md relatives assembled nt the depot. The
aearse also stood Id waltintr, while friends
lad gone to dig the grave. When to the great
leiigbtof the mother and the astonishment
)f all, as the train rolled up, the first paseenrer
to alight was the said John Jackson
tvell and hearty, apparently much
?mused over the Joke. j
coming and going !
Conductor J. C. Marshall, of the Southern, *
spent several days lu the city last week visit- j
uk home folks and shaking bands with his
uany friends. ]
Mrs. I. L. Morris, with her two pretty
laughters, are guehts at the Abbeville Inn.
Urs. Moiris Is from Vlcksburg. Miss., and U
i ulster of our townsman. Mr. B. K. Beacbam.
Mr. J. Lambert Caldwell spent several days j
>f last week In the city. It Is hard for Lam- ,
?ert to get weaned off from Abbeville. ?
moving around. 1
Mr. N. \V. Collett and family left Abbeville '
ast Monday for Athens. Qa.. where they will i
ake their future home. Abbeville can ill 1
ifford to losesuch citizens, but In their new j
lome they have the best wishes of many
rlends tor their future prosperity.
Mr. Walter Glbsou and family have moved '
nto the house receotly vacated by'Mr. Col- *
ett and fam lly. *
We learn that Mr. F. W. Glen and family *
fill return to Abbeville to stay, and will oc- \
upy the house just vacated by Mr. Gibson, j
jleut. Glen has out recently returned from
u nhllHron hu VP
tie army, waiiinurg.uicuw.u
teen away from the city. Our people welome
them all back again, and hope their
uture In Abbeville will be both pleasant and 1
rosperous.
DEATH OF MRS J. ALLEN SMITH.
Once again In tbe abort space ol little more
han one week a gloom of sorrow and sadiess
pervades the entire eommunlty, Mrs.
lary Smith, the beloved wife of Mr. J. Allen ,
imltb, after a short Illness passed away i
.boot 4 o'clock last Monday afternoon, leaving
a sweet babe of little more than a week
ild. Mrs. Smith, in her life, represented the ,
ilghe8t type of a pare noble Christian worn- '
,o, a devoted wife, a loving and affectionate ,
ooiher, a true aoil generous friend, possess- .
ok many noble virtues which shown out In
ler ever day lire, endearing her to every one,
nd casting sunshine and happiness upon all
rltb whom she came In contact. The deeased
was a member of the PresbyterlaD
burcb of this city, and was ever foremost in '
ood works and deeds of charity. Her death j
ias cast a shade of sorrow apon many hearts '
rbo deeply sympathize with the grief strlckn
husbaud ana cblldren In their darkest <
lour ol bereavement. f
OUR SICK FOLKS. |
At this writing Mr. J. H. Latimer is thought
o 06 a little better. Dr. Wm, Doughty, ol <
mgusta, was called last week as a consult K
physician, and alter a thorough examlnaIon
of the case, concurred entirely In tbe
pinion of Dr. L. T. Hill, the family physilan,
saying be could do notblng more than
ras belug done, and left the next day for his
tome In Augusta. Many friends of Mr. Latlaer
and family wish tor him a speedy reovery.
The child of Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Klugb, who
tas been so extremely 111, Is thought to be
ome better at tblB writing. It Is hoped tbe
lie of tbe little one may be spared to brighten
be homes and cheer the hearts of the pariuls
lor many years to come.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES.
Regular services were held In the churches .
if the city last Sunday, which was a bright, .
teaullful springlike day. The services lu the
detbodlst cburoh were altogether very Intersting.
The sermon being full of beautllal
entlmentand earnest thought, claiming the
apt attention ot the congregation. Ttie rnusc
and singing was unusually fine. At night
he congregation was lsrge and attentive,
eemlngly giving earnest heed to the words
pofcen. The new system of collecting for
be Methodist cburoh during tbe present year
s, we think, a good one, and will work out
be best results to all. Each member can t
;eep bis own record of all be pays by the
reek, month and year, also every lime ne at- i
enus services. Tbe Stewards and members
vlll be known to the pastor by number. The i
>astor rttyo be expects to keep close behind I
tie Stewards this year, and will also keep i
)osted as to the contributions of his mem- 1
>erg. Read your card aud keep your quarter I
ige paid up by the week, and wben me end 1
>i the year rolls arouod you will rejoice lb 1
be lacl that your assessments.are paid In *
u! 1. Regular church conference will be held
svery third Sunday of each month during
he year. <
PERSONAL MENTION. ,
After heroic treatment and great suffering j
ve learn through a letter that Capt. W. T. J
Branch Is once more a sound and well man j
lOfarasDls facial trouble Is concerned, and <
ixpeotu to be home by the 25th Inst. Host of j
rlends rejoice with him In his good luck un- t
ler the great specialist, Dr. Wl.llutns.
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Heiter'it NoUr.
Hester, S. C., Jao. 10,1898. <
The young people of this place had quite a ?
lice time OhrlbtmaH. J
Mrs. Tolbert, and Miss Jennie Baughman,
if Hunters, visited friends here last week.
Married, In Rome, Ga., by the Rev. R. B.
leaden, on January 4lb, Mr. Sbelley Martin,
>f this-place, to Miss Sallle Irvln, of Attllla,
lllnolu.
The grain crop* are looking fine, and If It
nakes a full crop there will not be much '
lour bought for the next twelve months.
. Patsey.
knemiL
Now THAT THE "HOLIDAY !
rash" Is over, I wlll,|n a few days,
be able to attend to your wants j
with promptness and J will, as In (
tbe past, spare neither pains or expense
in my eflorts to please all
wboentrust tbelr WATCH, CLOCK I
or JEWELRY WORK TO ME.
You may be assured that It will be
attended to promptly and in a com- i
petent manner.
It is my ambition to add to tbe <
reDatation I have already estab
| Untied In tbe past S years. Prices
will always be the lowest, quality
aod work considered, and tbe Interestof
my patrons will be kept
constantly in view, Jn this 6pace
J will each week eDdeavor to tell
you something of Interest.
Again thanking you for tbe confidence
so eenerously manifested
by you in tbe past and soliciting
your further commands, as well as
those of my new friends, I remain,
Very respectfully,
R. C. URIAH, :
THE JEWELER.
{Pruning Pencil Trees.
It is usually done in the spring, 1
though it can be done |n the late fall, '
but with the liability of some of the
branches being winter-killed thus ue- i
jessitating cuttiug agaiu in the spring,
rbe best form is to leave the tree
ratber open in the centre, so as to admit
the sunlight and permit of free
3ircuiatiou ofai*. The peach tree can
indure severe pruning and seems to I
thrive when such is done. All dead
limbs, or those tjiat are dLea*ed, must ,
oe removed at oppe.
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The books you mo9t love to read tell ,
what you are in tbe s'ght of Him who ,
reads your heart.
The failings of your frienda are a ,
jail to you to be more generous, but
notifies truth loving.
No evil is too small to work out
greater evil; but neither is any good
too small to work out greater good.
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THE COURT.
rhe Work of the Sennion np to Lnst
Night.
Court of General Sessions for Abbeville 1
'niintvpnnv?ne<l At 10 o'clock Monday morn
Ing and the following officers answered to
ibela names: 1
Judge 1). A. Townsend, Presiding.
AI. F. Ansel, Solicitor. '
VVyatt Aiken,Stenographer. ;
W. R. Bullock. Clerk. <
G. H. Moore. Deputy Clerk. 1
F. W. It. Nance.Sheriff. j
W. H. Bowie, Court Crier. (
GRAND JURORS.
The Grand Jury was called and the follow- i
Ing answered to their names: .
r. A. Box, Foreman, J. W. Maynard, >
i. E. Ellin, J. H.Sbaw. I
Tames Gilliam, H. T. Ellin, ,
W. P. Wldeman, Albert Glbert.,
L. S. Carwlle, M.E.Johnson, >
I.N.Knox, N.G.Brown, I
3ert? Ferguson, W.W.Wilson, I
1. W. Yxjung, J. M. Brooks.
PETIT JURORS. ^
VI. F. Hendrlx, G. T. Hodge, 1
W. S. Stewart, V. D. Murcblson, ]
r. B. Ferguson, J. E. Lomax, j
Wm.McAdams. Jas. E. Evans,
H. L. Barmore, J. C. Lomax, . i
3. R. Tolbert, J.P.Jennings, I
T. A. Norwood, L. W. Dnnsby, <
kV. 0. Sturkey, AlfLyon,
IVm. McNeill. J. C. Uox,
Luther Alewine, R. H. Link,
I. B. Holloway, Julius Boyd,
r. A. McCord, Samuel Able.
T. N. Alston, A. B. C. Lindsay,
I. A. Stevenpon, Jas. Hawthorne,
Foe J. Link, J. T. Bask In,
T. E Bowen, J. M. Huckabee,
W. L. Domlnlck, W B. Drake,
Scbram, H. Williams.
EXCUSED JURORS.
The following were excused from further
ittendance at this court:
Albert Glbert, Grand Juror.
Luther Alewine, Petll Juror.
Julius Boyd, Petit Juror, disqualified.
J. E. Bowen, Petit J uror.
W. O. Sturkey, Petit Juror.
R L. Barmore, Petit Juror.
The State vs. Shep Retard?Knowing and
ffllfully using mule without owners consent.
Sol prossed.
The State vs. H H. Stone and James Fair?
\.F8auIt and battery with Intent to kill. Nol
irossed.
State vs. James RoblnBon?Housebreaking
ind larceny. Plead guilty. Sentenced to six
nontbs labor on county chain gang.
TRUE BILLS.
The Grand Jury made the following report:
State vs. George Ram alias George Wash*
ngton, Henry Cason, Kid Bmltb and Allen
Davis?Assault ana oattery wun lmeni 10
fill. True bill.
State vs. Sam Jackson alias Sam Cater and
3eorge Kennedy?Murder. True btll as to
5am Jackson. No bill as to George Kennedy.
State vs. L. 11. King?Selling liquor. Nol
crossed.
Rtate vs. Tom Foote?Murder. Continued.
State vs. Cbarlie Hunter?Murder. Continued.
State vs. Jim Wakefield?Violating conract.
Returned to Magistrate 8. M. Knox tor
.rial.
State vs. Sidney Smith?Assault and batery
witb Intent to Kill. Plead guilty of as
laultand battery of a blgb and aggravated
lature. Sentenced to pay a fine of 825 or
;vork on the publio works of Abbeville
ounly for three months or a liKe period in
be State penitentiary at hard labor.
State vs. Cbarlie Jonee?Housebreaking.
Continued.
State vs. George Ram alias George Washngton,
Henry Cason, Kid Smitb and Davis
vas tried, and the following Jury was drawn;
.Vm.McNeil),foreman, J. C. Lomax,
r. P. Jennings, Henry Williams,
r. A. Stevenson, . Alf Lyon,
r. B. Ferguson, G. T. Hodge,
W. S. Stewart, J. M. Huckabee,
r. 8. Norwood, J. T. Baskla, Jr.
George Ram plead guilty. Sentenced to pay
I noe OI oju or wurn. BIS. luuuiua un ^juuiii:
vorks ol Abbeville county. Kid Smith? {
Sullly. Sentenced to pay ? fine of $50 or '
vorfc twelve months on tlie county chain
;nng. Henry (Jason?Guilty. Not sentenced.
V motion for a new trial was made In bis
>ebalf by his attorney, Hon. E. G Qraydon.
Allen Davis, one of tbe parly, bas never
>een arretted and is still at large.
Slate vs. J R. Tucker?Obtaining goods
jnder falBe pretense. Nol prossed.
In tbe case of the Slate vs. Arthur Grlcr?
Assault and battery wltb Intent to kill tbe
Allowing jury, was drawn :
\.B C.Llndsay,foreman,J. J. Link.
i. H. Link, James Hawtbofoe,
Nicholas ScBram, J.B.Ferguson,
V/. L. Derricott, James E Irvln,
W. B. Drake, Henry Williams,
l. A. McCord, Alf Lyon.
Verdict?Not gnilty.
State vs. Robert Porter?Housebreaking,
irand jury returned no bill.
State vs. Sam Jackson aljas Sam Cater tbe
ollowlngjury was drawn:
l,B.Hol]oway,foreman,J. A. Stevenson,
i&m Abies, J. E. Lomax,
r. P. Jennings, J. C. Lomax,
3. B. Tolbert, U. T. Hodge,
St F. Hendricks, J. 8. Norwood,
I. T. Baskln, J. C. Cos.
Verdict?Guilty of Manslaogbter. Sen.enced
to two years and six months on the
jubllc works of Abbeville county or In the
Hate penitentiary.
Tbe court. Instead of adjourning at one
>'clook, Its usual bour, look recess from two
intii ruur to pay tribute to the remains of
Sirs. J. Allen Smltb.
NOT DEAD, BUT LIVETH.
rbnt Is Trne of John Jackson?His
Grave was Dojf?Tho Hearse Had
Come for His Body ? Sorrowing
Friends Monrued?Bat He Asked
that tbe Funeral Be Postponed?
And they Consented.
Ella Jackson. colored, is the mother of a
well known young man of tblB city, named
lobn Jackson. He had been In tbe employ of
I udge Gary, until about Christmas, when be
went to Greenville to spend awhile In pleasire
and recreation. Last Monday his mother
-ecelved a telegram stating tbat be was dead
ind coming home, or words to tbat effect. .
Immediately tbe Jackson family were i
.hrown Into great distress, and every prepara.lon
was at once made for bis burial. A lot
n tbe cemetry was bought. Tbe grave In 1
yhlch be was to rest was dug. The hearse
leaded a great congregation of weeping kin- 1
lred and sorrowing Irlends who went (o meet
.be trainj on tbe arrival of tbe cars, tbe company,
Instead of seeing a great box In tbe
baggage car, saw Jobn Jackson, In hi* own
proper person. In tbe midst of life, and In tbe
snjoyment of perfect health, walk forward to
,he platform of the passenger car. Tbe scene (
Aat followed Is not for us to describe. The
weeping mother's tears were turned from
jltterness to those of rejoicing, and Instead ol t
unereal looks the most dellghtedpeople on
:arth gave expre?sloas of joy and gladness. j
John Jackson was amszed. He did not unlerstand
the great demonstration. He knew
lot the cause of tbe presence of the hearse. <
rbe whole scene was such as to bewilder and ,
:oufuse bim. He bad not beard Gabriel's
irumpet, and he saw no need for the hearse <
>n his own account, and tbe great bullabalo (
was simply oeyona uis cornpreaeaeioa. 1
When be look in tbe situation he relieved .
tbe undertaker, and declined to accept a ride I
in b|s machine. t
And thus It Is that John Jackson bad a ]
?trange experience In tbe opportunity of ,
iee|ng bis bearse, of witnessing the grief or *
friends, and of looking Into tbe grave which (
Oad been prepared for blm. He will no ^
joubt for many a day be a living monument
md a spared reminder of tbe fallability of
telegraph operators. Tbe despatch which be
Intended to send was "Coming home today."
By some accident It was made to read "com- (
Ing home dead." (
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Purity of intention clarifies thought; 1
the pure in heart have clearness of j
vision. {
Whenever you find anybody who '
knows Christ you find somebody who (
Invps
A time (if contention and among breth- ?
ren ought to be a time for special self- (
gxamiuation. y
The duty that is distasteful to you
ueeds a touch of the Master, all of
vyhose ways are ways of pleasantness. 11
Better than we can ask pr think is {
what will be given to us if we so love (
Ciod that we trust Him where we can- \
pot trace Hiqa.
The njan who has himself carried
the heavie't burdens is the one who is
readiest and ab'est to help other he^vyladeu
souls.
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One who can give thp impression of c
quietude has always a certain power a
aver others. c
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It is the fruit of good works, and not c
;he mere blossom of good thouhgt& \
md good feelings, which God re- c
quires. e
If you would be rich in the riches g
:bat do not take to themselves wings ?
learn to be thankful.
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HE FOUND THE MAN. f
In my early days I was a reporter on
The Clarion Call. Only a dislike to own ?(
myself beaten and the occasional fasclnablon
which compensated for the more fre- jc
3uent discomfort kept me in the office.
Bnt nil this was before tho day I was sent b1
bo interview the wife and daughter of the
man who had just disturbed society by bj
disappearing from it.
Mr. Grey, so 16 bad boen learned from 6'
the notices concerning his disappearance,
bad one evening after dinner gone out for p(
a stroll around the block. He had never e,
jome baok. His family was of course n
prostrated after the manner of families on
such sad occasions. After giving him
time to come back, sending to his clubs, i.
bis office and the houses of his friends his
svife had finally told his lawyers, and sys- ^
tematio search was begun. The family M
bad retired from public lffo and denied
bhemselves to every one, consequently ^
my chances for an interview with Mra
3rey did not see hopeful, b'S the city ed[tor's
air of granting mo the opportunity ^
[ had been longing for made me loath to ]c
admit my fears.
I took the train for the Greys' ?they ej
lived a little way out of town?and pre- ^
pared myself to meet the servants' scorn
and tho other attendant evils of such an zAssignment.
The coach was an ordinary ^
jne, and there were several laboring men
in it, evidently traveling to some suburb
ivhere they were to work upon the roads,
lor they carried pickaxes and shovels.
There sat opposite me and slightly forward
a peculiar type of man to whom I ^
found my gaze wandering every few mln- ^
ites. His Iron gray hair was thiok and j(
?ery unevenly out. His face was covered
with a stubbly growth of gray beard. He ?
ooked unwashed, unkempt and generally
inpleasant. His blue overalls were stain- ^
>d with red clay and his red flannel shirt
)pened at the front In a way that revealed j
inything but a beautiful neok, burned ^
ind blistered. But the man's twitching ^
ips and convulsive movements of the jaws
ittraotod my attention, and his deep Bet, w
steely blue eyes that burned in cavernous ^
lockets fasoinated mo. He did not talk to ^
ihe other men, but sat with his head rank
ipon his breast, only occasionally raising ^
t to cast a look about him. He, with the
>tber laborers, left the train at ForeBtville, flj
ivhere the Greys lived, and I soon i&w _]
;hem, under the direction of a foreman, E
issiBrned to make various road repairs. | _
Of course Mrs. Grey would not see me. g'
[ eat in the library while the servant took
my card to her, for there were other callers
11 the drawing room. Over the mantel ^
lung a picture, presumably Mrs. Grey, .
lone in oil. She was as beautiful as a
cameo and as hard. Opposite her was the
portrait of a clean shaven mao, with fine
iron gray hair brushod off his forehead?a
no re plebeian oast of countenance, but
itrong and interesting. The face seemed B
,'amiliar. I stared at It until the servant
returned. g,
"Mrs. Grey Is sorry, miss, but she can
tee no one, and has nothing \ to say for
publication."
"Very well," said I. Then I rose to go.
'Is that Mr. Grey?" I asked, nodding
award the pioture. r
"Yes, miss," was the reply, and sud- ?
Jenly It flashed upon me wnere x naa seen
iose deep set, curiously shaped, keen blue .
jyes. My heart leaped almost Into my J
mouth." I took one long look at the pqr- .
trait and left the house. j
The men were repairing the road, and I
noticed one of the workmen whose face
startled me. The resemblance to the por- .
irait I had seen of Mr. Grey was remarkable.
He worked with a fierce delight in ..
;he severe labor. His face, seemed more
mad than ever, with the exultation of motion
and strength deepening the gleam In
tils eyes.
There was a telegraph office at the end
)f the street. I sent a message to the oity
alitor. "Send a man to Forestville at ?
jnce," was my command. Then while I
jaced the street and walked about the
iquare I reflected upon the welcome I V
ffould receive if I bad made a mistake. 01
Every minute I became mo_? and more .
sonvi need that I bad made the most coloslal
blunder on record. By the time Mr.
Ellington Ellsworth, the only man who ?
lappened to be available when my telejram
was received, had arrived I .was
learly hysterical. I told Mr. Ellsworth 111
ny theory, And he was properly skeptical. al
3e discouraged me thoroughly in about
;wo minutes, but I suddenly rallied.
"Well." I remarked, taklnsr command,
'I want you to keep that man in eight I 01
ihall go to town and got bia lawyer. Find w
rat what train tbey go in on, and I'll ..
neetyou." 5;
Mr. Ellsworth didn't wish to act upon
;hat suggestion, but he finally consented
k> do so. 11 went in, summoned Mr. ??
Srey's lawyer and with him met the
vorkingmen'a train. Mr. Ellsworth, lookng
bored and unhappy, got out and point- ?5
>dout our suspected "disappearance" to r*
lis lawyer. My heart stood in my mouth. 10
iVas I to be forever disgraced or made famous
forever?
"Mr. Grey," said the lawyer, stepping &
forward, ' 'what does this meant"
And when I saw the man start wildly I
mew that I was not forever disgraced. .
"Well," said the oity editor jovially,
"what did they say?" t.
"They didn't say anything. They didn't
leene." .
"So you didn't get the interview?" said
ihe city editor shortly. .
"Wn " T wnHoH monblv "hnt T fnnnd
ihe missing man." .
And now, such is the irony of fate, the
sit; editor, instead of letting me rest on
cay laurels, is always exhorting me to live
ip to the reputation I made in the Grey
iase, when I found the missing m&n,
earned how overwork had worn out his
Drain ant} bow in his half crazod condiSion
he wandered away and returned to .
lis original occupation in life, to the horror
of his wife with the cameolike faoe. If .
>nly 1 had never been so brilliant I?Exihange.
He Preferred Death. m
Baron de Mal^rtio, a German who bad
lerved in Mexico with Maximilian, told to
Sir M. Grant Duff, who records it in his "
'Diary," the following story of an Inlian's
devotion to his leader: at
General Mejia was a full blood Indian at
in the service of Maximilian and was tak)n
prisoner along with him. Two hours
jefore their execution was to take place
Senoral Alatorre camo to him and said: v1
'General Mejia, I have been three timeq
four prisoner, and three times you have
ipared my life. My aid-de-camp is at the
loor with a horse, and you are free to go' ^
vhero you pleasa."
"And the emiioror?" asked Mejia.
"Will be ahot in two hours," answered
iUatorrq.
"And you darn to come to me with such w
i proposition I Leave the room 1" rejoined fu
;he prisoner. Alatorre did so, and Mejia th
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?i. \ tne emperor leu uiKepner. w
m i m
A Girl In Poor Company.
Coming down to the office on a train
i few mornings since we noticed a girl
if our acquaintance eagerly reading 8a
.book. Our seat was just behind the
me occupied by her, aud it was alnost
impossible not to see the title se
>f the book 6he was devouring. It w
vas a well known sentimental novel
>f questionable moral teaching. That frj
jvening we chanced to meet this
foung friend just as we reached the
itation, and upon entering the car, we g0
iat down together. ti<
Presently I said, "I waa sorry to see at
i.*;. >. /''.V*v..;>r.
f'-.r ' . v v ."V"'v1A
CT>T>TATn TJT TXrn -
A OI1H11VJ JLWUJ.il A/.
"To tell you the truth, old fellow, I
aver understood why with your capacity
ir domestic enjoyment you remained an
d bachelor. Early disappointment in
ive?"
"I towed to marry her or not at all, and
le"?
.Tost at that moment the spring roller
lind of a house that faced directly on the
dewalk flew up with a sudden "Br-r-r"
ad a snap. Both the men looked around,
id both were just In time to catch flight
! a remarkably pretty girl's faoe with a
jut of vexation on It. The blind had
.'idontly slipped out or her lingers ana
riled itself up when it was not asked to.
"Who is that girl?" Guthria asked.
"I'm afraid I don't know her, old fel>w,"
said Bean. "She's a very pretty
Irl, I should say. We'll ask my wife
hen we get home. Now go on with your
icret."
"You haven't any idea who lives in that
ouse, have you?"
"No, I haven't. Oh, by the way, I
link I do know] Unless I'm mistaken,
lat's old Calthorpe's place. He's a feliw
commuter of mine, and that's about
le full extent of our acquaintance. But
le isn't the young lady of your secret, is
le?"
"That's just it," said Jeff, with a puzled
expressioh. "She can't be, and yet
iat face for the moment looked"?
"Like her? Was her name Calthorpe?"
"No; her name was Sargent"
"How long ago was it?"
"Seven years."
"Well, one of the few things I happen to
ow about old Calthorpe," said Bean,
tughing, "is that he comes from Rhode
aland. So"?
"Oh, no, no I" Guthrie interrupted.
Miss Sargent is dead, old fellow."
The two walked on la silence for some
me.
"It isn't a long story," Guthrie presentr
continued. "She taught school there
i that faraway little village among the
ills and the mines. I was. interested in
ar from the first and tried to win my
ay into some sort of acquaintance with
bt. But she seemed disinclined to anytinglike
society."
"Ton didn't stay there more than a year
[together, did you?" Bean asked.
"Much less than a year. I never exlanged
more than six words with her in
11 the time we were both in,that village,
on't laugh at me, Maurice. You didn't
ispect me of being so romantic, did you?
he died."
"There?"
"Yes, there. Somehow the sadness of.
struck deeply into me, and now?this
Irl"? ?
"Is this (flrl very muoh like Misa Sar3nt?"
"So much like that it wouldn't be relarkable
even if they were twin sisters."
"Whioh, of course, is impossible," said
can.
"A twin sister of hers would be nearly
1 Ktt tKifl HniA 99
"And tho young woman at the blind Is
at more than 19,1 should judge. It la
irious, though."
Guthrie's visits to the home of his xnared
friend were all much alike In one very
leasant feature?he always romped with
vo out of three children, while the youngit?the
baby?looked on and crowed and
irked Itself about enviously.
"Now, what is it?" Mrs. Bean asked,
irnlng to her husband when Allle and
ttle Jeff bad both been finally sllenoed
oder the bedclothes.
"Oh, It isn't my affair," said the husand.
"We?I?wanted to ask if you knew a
[lss Calthorpe here, living in that new
>d brlok honse at the end of the oomlon."
said Guthrie.
v Bean shook her head. "No MIbs
.orpe lives there," 6he said. "Mr.
ai pe lives there."
"Oh," said Bean, "was that old woman
althorpe's sisterP"
"She isn't really old, dear. She's
ranger than Mr. Calthorpe. Thare's one
jughter, I believe."
But that night Mrs. Bean said to her
ibband: "Leave me alone for two days,
id I will know all about your window
[lnd young lady. Then make Jeff Guthe
come here and stay overnight"
The next visit of Jeff Guthrie was plan*
ad for a Saturday evening, with express
rrongements for a stay over Sunday.
After church this subtle woman insisted
i lingering about the poroh until a gray
lired lady came out, and with her her
lughter, the girl who had pouted at the
lndow blind.
"Mrs. Perry, let me Introduce our paroular
friend, Mr. Guthrie, and this is
Lisa Perry."
Nothing conld have been more properly
inventional than this introduction, and
tat was why Guthrie was so angry with
imself for turning red and beoomlng
infused. Mrs. Bean had, unknown to
thrie, expressly invited these two ladles
i dinner beforehand.
"Tell me, have you any relative?had
m, ,1 should say?of tbe name of Sarmtr
The girl's face changed in a moment,
be was pale and bit her lip.
"Oh, Mr. Guthrie," she said, "you
ust ask mother that! I don't know
rout it I was only a little girl of 10
hen poor Margaret left us and married
lat"?
She cheoked herself; then, after an emmassing
pause, went on, lowering her
rice to a whisper and glanolng round at
jr mother: "Did you know her?him?"
"I once knew a Miss Sargent?very
ightly." '
" Where?"
"In Pennaylvaniai at fcrlnkvUle."
"Qh, yesl He treated her bo badly, aft1
alL She bad to go somewhere and be a
acher. Mother would have forgiven evything,
but Margaret was too proud to
ime baofc to ub. She went and called
jrself miss, I suppose. We only heard
lat she had 'died In Pennsylvania?nothig
mora I was sent to school in Gerany
soon afterward."
"I understand," said Gnthrle, "yonr
other has had a great deal of trouble."
"That Is why she looks bo old at 60.
ell me, please, am I so much like poor
Bter Margaret?"
"So much that I thought I was looking
her for the moment when you appeared
i the window."
Jeff Guthrie ceased to. be the old baoh
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Or iriGDU oi mo x)oou laiiiujt puu *w n?o
1 owing to the escape of that roller blind
om a girl's fingers. The marriage of
a-youngest daughter at leaat was not
jalnst Mrs. Perry's wishes, neither was
an unhappy one, and Mrs. Bean pridi
herself upon having brought It about.
Pittsburg Post
One of Life's 1?uoqi,
By the time a man has learned to speak
ith discretion and weigh his words care- j
illy a younger generation springs up,
xusts him in a corner and will not 1^
m epeak at all.?Atchison Globe.
>u In questionable company on me
ain this morning."
The young lady looked startled and
id : "Why, you are certainly mislajn;
I was alone."
"Not much alone," I said ; "and you
emed to be very much delighted
ith your company."
"Whatdo you mean?" my young
iend demanded with indignation.
"Simply this," was the reply : "You
ere reading a Billy book. You were
held by its fascination that yon no3ed
nothing that was happening
tout you, and looked up in realy eur
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THE STAGEASPIRANT
A HARD ROAO FOR MEDIOCRITY TO
TRAVEL
Tea Time* Too Many Applicants For Uw
Available Positions?How Incompetency
Crowds Merit ? Information For im
"StagMtraclc"?Davy Crockett's Advice.
"This thing is wearing me into the
ground."
It was a theatrical manager who had
just dismissed a young woman who had
been imploring him to engage her.
He was an unusually soft hearted
manager. The average one generally
gives a cynical grin and says, "Another
girl who wants to play Juliet"
Words may be futile to stem the
toxyent, but just a few hard facts may
cause an aspirant here and there to
stop and consider.
Here in New York, this seething
Mecca or tne xnespian, cue situation is
actually, tragic. There are just about
5,000 actresses too many for the positions.
The pity of it is the incompetents
??e in many cases crowding out the capable,
experienced players. True, the
incompetents sooner or later find their
level, but while they are finding it the
capables are out of positions and the
wolf is putting in his time at their fifth
flight hall bedroom doors, the critics
are guying, the manager is fuming, and
there is a good deal of unpleasant friction
everywhere.
I know of one thoroughly equipped
player who has sewed the soles upon her
shoes repeatedly to keep. them on hex
feet while she walked the streets in
search of an engagement. Another washes
her clothes in the bathtub of her
boarding house and dries them in her
room. Both these women have played
prominent parts in good companies. Another
has lived for some time on one
meal a day. These women are fair of
face?one of them would be called
handsome?and all are thoroughly oom
petent
The cases of the young, in experienced
ones that have come to me hoping I
could help them are too many and too sad
to recount They drift into typewriting,
copying and starvation. Many of them
drift back home. Some become "extras."
That means they go on the stage
as "guests," or the mob, just to stand
around ond say nothing. They must attend
rehearsals, dress perhaps several
times during the evening and be regarded
with scorn by those who have speaking
parts, all for $1 a performance. For
the chance to do thiB hundreds crowd
the stage entrances whenever there is
a call for "extra' ladies."
One young woman who made a short
starring venture in the west and who it
undoubtedly possessed with talent, combined
with the beauty of face and figure
which make up a good stage presence,
came two years ago to New York to
seek an engagement She was armed,
with letters of introduction to manv
prominent managers from Colonel Robert
G. Ingersoll, and the future seemed
rosy to her bright young eyea This influential
man, who had seen her act, sent
glowing words to the Gotham magnates,
but not one cf them gave her a chance.
She has not stepped upon a stage from
that day to this.
How has she lived? By doing embroidery
for one of the large wholesale
houses. She has bravely kept her self
respect, and she has never given np try
ing. sue m&nes ner rounds 01 tne agencies
every little while, and she means
to attain her end yet She will do it
too. There is no sort of doubt that
such pluck, earnestness and perseverance
will win.
Before the young aspirant who is in
deadly earnest about entering the dramatic
profession heaven forbid the writer
should cast one straw of discouragement
There is not only room, but there is
a hungry demand, for the actress with a
strong dramatic instinct, brains, application
and a large capacity for work. *
Work I I should like to write that
word in capitals a foot high.
The work which in the golden age
was done so well because the gods always
saw must come back again to
earth. Until it does there will still be
anil aoAnv on/I aniAulo in anlv.
ing of the life problem.
If you love the art so that no labor,
privation, rebuffs or hardship can stand
in yonr way, then yon have a right to
think that heaven meant yon to act
Do it thongh the skies fall
If yon want to go on the stage simply
to wear pretty clothes and attract
attention, don't do it, for the end is
dust and ashes.
If you want to be a "professional"
because you "likethe life," don't do it.
You'll find the life full of damp and
dirty dressing rooms, dinnerless journeys,
ioe cold beds, hard hearted landlords
and absoonding managers.
If you want to be an actress because
you don't want to be a typewriter or
a milliner or a saleswoman and the
stage seems to be a place where you can
earn the most money in the easiest way,
don't do it There never yet has been
found a real easy way for any woman
to earn money. All legitimate work
must mean an equivalent for the dollar.
in getting into tms parucmar easyplace
and getting out uf it you'll find a
larger crop of heartaches, tears and agonies
than you ever could imagine would
be compressed into one small life.
If you think that mediocrity, trifling
and laziness can succeed, let me tell
yon that every case of that sort existing
today is propped up somewhere against
a barrel of money. If you can lay your |
hands on such a barrel and want to use
for that purpose, no one will hinder
you as long as the dollars last
If it is a toss up whether you go on'
the stage or do something else, be sure
to do something else.
If you have a great, strong conviction
that you are right, make the plunge,
and God be with you When you are
determined to succeed, you will. The
Btrong heart wins. Alice E. Ivsa
New York.
prise when you found yourself at your
[journey's end. A book is a companion.
A silly book is a silly companion.
A silly companion is a question*
able one. A questionable one is a
dangerous one. You judge people by
the society they seem to enjoy. Is it
not fair to judge them also by the
books they choose?"
The question was not pressed, and
we passed on to more agreeable
themes.
GotoMUford& DnPre for Cigars, Tobacco,
Stationery, 60.
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Thm Svnu't^-.- . *
i i StuZ bLthe - ~W
a u**T t0?ta? *7 by day, ..- ^ -.Ji?
! AU"hJoyi!d!?ii!^,
Sa^=stsr?^?
^?^i?iSS5sKi, -' fgf
A little wearying of the years,
The tribute of a few hot tears, .
Two folded hands, the fainting breatfr WBH
And peace at last?and that is death I wc
Just dreaming, loving, dying, so
The actors in the drama go;
A flitting picture on a wall? ... :
Lore,'death,'the themes! Bulls ft all f ;V
?Paul Laureno? Dunbar. ^
Elijah Brown.
Elijah Brown, the cobbler, was enamored oi r tfi
the muse, T. ?. W&
And all his time was given up to stanzas and - '
to shoes.
He scorned to live a tuneless lift, inglorioosly &
.mute.
And nightly laid his last aside to labor at his M
s lnte, '
For he bad registered an oath that lyrical N- .
nown
Should trumpet to the universe the worthy . ?g
name of Brown,
And, though his own weak pinions failed to
reach the heights of song, ? .
an gemu? uaicueu a unuuui wouame w amy
his oath along,
And all hla little youngsters as they nomer* ':
onaly came - , .Vr^gH
He christened after ports In the pantheon at
fame
That their poetio prestige might Impress them and
inspire t
A noble emulation to adopt the warbling lyre. . ^
And Virgil Brown and Dante Brown and Tasec
Brown appeared.
And Hilton Brown and Byron Brown and . , :
Shakespeare Brown were reared.' - VA^JEh
Longfellow Brown and Bohlllar Brown arrived Wa
at man's estate,
And Wordsworth Brown and Goldsmith Brown . " !
filled up the family slate. '
And he believed his gifted boys, predestined
to renown, i i /i')?
In time wonld roll the bowlder from the bar- ' led
name of Brown.
Bnt still the epio is casting, and still that ,-^j
worthy name
la missing from the pedestals apon the hUlscC . :|
For Dante Brown'a a peddler In the regetahta
line,
And Byron Brown la pitching (or the Tuaoarora
nine;
Longfellow Brown, the lightweight, la pugilist
of note, v ^
And Goldsmith Brown'a a deckhand on a Jersey
ferryboat;
In Wordsworth Brown Manhattan haa an eatt- * 7
mable cop, \
^nd Schiller Brown'a an artlat is a Brooklyn i.; -.5,
tether ah op;
roving tar la Virgil Brown upon the bounding
teas,
And Taaso Brown la usually engaged In mak? y, ing
cheese;
The cobbler's benoh la Milton Brown'a, and
there he pega away.
And Bhakeepe&re Brown makea cocktails In a
Orlrmla Oraek cafa. .y'i'A
:-'M
Ppoee His Wiwmy Knows.
Never nuthin like him any anywhere I
Never seen sloh eyes as his or sich a head tf J
Party as a lily, sweeter than a rose! '
(That's his mammy's verdict, an I s*poee hla j'-JS
mammy knows.)
Don't you hear him talkla? Been here Jest a
week. '
Perfectly surprlsln, all the langnagaa hell : -w i'M
speak!
Never nuthin like iti Listen how he goes! <
(That's his mammy's verdict, an I s1 pose hla H
. . mammy knows.)
Now he's thlnkln, thlnkln, o' sometMn that ' '
he'll say!
Now he's callin" Daddy 1" Jest as plain as dagr!
Ain't he Jest as purty as adewdropcna rontl ' .' &
(That's his mammy's verdict, an I i'poee Ida
mammy knows.)
Toes him np an swing him till he's almost ovt - Al*
o' breath I
Coddle him an kiss him till he's almost tlawfl \ M
to death!
Looks jest like hla mammy, sweeter than a ' ;'fWg
rose I " *. ' : ;8B
(That's his mammy's yerdlot, an 1 a'poM hit
mammy knows.) .;vv]
?Frank L. Stanton in Atlanta Constitution. .
Her Antwer. > /
And you really have made up your mind, Jack,
That I shall in time be your wife?
Why, tla two long years alnoe we parted.
And the years with changes are rife ..
And It aeema like a dream, that far morning , _
When I "watched you in sorrow depart tK'\
i And fancied perhaps for a moment
| You had taken with you my heart.
But a doubt crept in when your letters
Dropped from thirteen a week to two,
And I found that my thoughts, to be quite '
frank,
Were not always wholly of you.
And then you wrote 1 should always be true,
! Though you held yourself quite free,
I And a pair of gray eyes appeared in my dreams ' "?y
Where your eyes of brown used to be. *?
And I really cannot become your wife.
This romanoe of yours It must end,
For while you were making up your mind
I married the colonel, your friend I .>
?Callle Bonney Marble. -t
' By
and By.
By an by I'll get my pole, vj
/ By an by.
There'll be heaven in my Krai
By an by.
I will steal away from ma
Down to where the flahea are. , v*: J
I will spit upon my hook, * ":'i
An I'll drop it in the brook
By an by.
Ma willmias me from tb? yard : .
By an by.
She will holler for me hard
By an by, ?
Bat the gurgle nv the stream
Like enough will drown her soreaat
, An I'll flah an flah away
Where the speckled beautlea lay
By an by. .. . - '/M
If I ketch a likely meas . Vx
TJrr 09% Kr
Ha will smile with happernw ; '
By an by. / at
Bat? .
IfI have an empty creel.
Somehow I kin sorter feel
How that apple sprout will darn*
On the seat nv my ale pants
By an by.
?Boston Oonrtsr. . . ig
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Motes and Beams. ?
On the dish lie three cigarettes, half burned, '<>
And hero la a silver flask of sherry,
A volume of Onida, with leaves down turned.
And some poker chips, for the girls W?r?
merry.
Bnt the clnb is hushed as President Kate
Offers the question which Ethel has nond .
After a long and exciting debate,
"Shall morals of working girls be tar
proved?"
?Our Monthly.
' . ?
Let us cherish a memory for pleasant thing*
And let all others go.
It ia never by giving "tit for tat"
That we touch the heart of a foe.
It is not by dwelling on fancied wrong*
That we feel their sting grow leas,
And malice, once entering the heart, is rax*
To cruah out all tenderness.
The great object of religion is not to
prepare people to die; but to preparer
people to live. If people live right
they will die right.
Go not to conquer men by force, bnt
to work on their hearts, make them
disciples, docile pupils in the school of
Christ.
maamIa mnfnn fVlolr TTHfiA?
ILLipablcul pcupiu tt awi vuvi* ?bi?wv
ries and hoe up their comforts; sorrows
are visitors that eome without,
invitation, but complaining minds
send a wagon to brifcg their troubles'
home in.
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