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THE BOOTBLACK. Ha was rosy cheeked, and red was his curly little head, And ragged were the trousers that he wore; WUh u shiny, well-worn suit, and his toes fealf through his boot, But as merry as a monkey 'fore the door. Tou could see him on the square, and around It everywhere, : When muddy were the sidewalks on the street. Like a swallow he would fly to catch a passer-by, And a gentleman he eagerly would greet. ' "Shine, sir, shine; . I'll do them up so line . 'You will think 'tis patent leathers on your feet. Shine, sir, shine; this blacking brush of mine . Is the smartest in the business on the street." Thus In the streets be went, for that he paid no rent; Sometimes he made a dollar, sometimes ' more, Getting nickels with his brush, and at night he'd make a rusn With his earnings for his bare garret floor. There he'd count his meager pile as his sis ters nil the while Hung 'round him almost speechless with delight; For the ragged orphan boy gave them food and brought them Joy; Twos his blacking brush that fed them every night. . "Shine, sir, shine; I will do them up so fine Tou will think 'tis patent leathers on your feet. Shine, sir, shine; this blacking brush of mine Is the smartest In the business on the street." Thus the little fellow grew till he was five feet two, When his calling as a bootblack here was done. On "earth ho played his part till Death stuck him with his dart, When his blacking brush was changed Into a gun. At Gettysburg he led where a bullet struck his head, While the colors he was holding o'er the line; And while bleeding life away, his com rades heard him say? "Make the stars on tho old flag shine." Shine, sir, shine; the bootblack led the line That victory took to Heaven's gate that day. Shine, sir, Bhlne; angelic host divine, Grand honors to the bootblack pay. Irene Ackerman. In Banner of Gold. A MYSTERY OF WAR. The I'nnrmvered Chollrnnrc and the Inevitable Trnvedy. It was a soft and beautiful rjipht. The moonlight had about it that hazy appearance betokening rain in a few (lays, and seemingly spreading a soft film over the surrounding objects. A delicious languor was in th air, while the katydids chirping their shrill notes answered oue to another in the adjacent trees. The colonel was evi dently in a reflective mood. His face and attitude of thought there in the moonlight were a study, and at length, rousing himself from his lethargy, he said: "My mind has been busy with the cents of other days. I am reminded to-night of an incident of the war in -which I took part. It occurred while I was with the army in Tennessee. There was a crisp coldness in the atmosphere, lowever, while the snow upon the ground made it seem almost as bright ns day. The pickets had been doubled, and my companion and I, who were on picket duty together, had our coats but toned tightly about the neck. Strict silence had been enjoined, ns the two armies were facing each other in close proximity, and we were ordered to keep a sharp lookout at our post, which was nn important one. Ye did not walk any beat, but simply stood in the shadow of the trees, having strict or ders to shoot anyone approaching who did not answer the first hail. "After standing thus for a long time, e perceived the dim outline of a fig ure approaching from the direction in "WHO GOES THERE?" rhich the enemy were encamped. Drawing back still further into the shadow at the trees, we nwaited the coming of a soldier, for such we now perceived him to be. He was walkingin a. leisurely manner, seemingly uncon scious of any impending danger or of his venturing too far beyond his own lines, '; He 'stepped as carelessly as if taking a stroll, and hndi now approached quite close to where we were posted. M 'Halt!' exclaimed my companion, In a clear, ringing voice; 'who goes there?' while there was an ominous click of his pun, and I'ulso made ready; bu( there was no answer to thechallenge, and the man continued to advance directly to ward us. My companion's gun went to his shoulder, and I saw his face work convulsively in the moonlight, and in a low but distinct voice he again ex claimed: 'Haiti' but there was still no response and the man continued his even stride. A bright trail of fire sprang from my, companion's gun and our astrange visitor fell dead, his blood red dening the snpw. There in the moon light we looked upon his calm features and upon his limbs stiffening In death, and the picket said aa he leaned upon Ala rifle: "I am sorry I had it tu do, but It c6uldn't be helped,' and then resumed his position. . . 5. "Some home had doubtless been deso lated by that, shot, aaLwe know not how many henrts were saddened,, but it was one of the exigencies of war. A man became accustomed to many things, but it was a great deal easier to shoot n man while in the heat of battle than when one had time to reflect that he was taking life. We could never deter mine whether the man who was killed was deaf, walking in his sleep, very absent-minded or crazy. It was one of the sad mysteries of wartimes, and we did not have time to pay attention to such matters then." Detroit Free Press. A WAR GOVERNOR'S STORY. Touching of Reminiscence of Lincoln Told by Gov. Curttn. We had been talking of the war, and the governor broke out suddenly and said: "It was just after the battle of Fred ericksburg. I hud been down there and came up to Washington by the night boat. I arrived at the foot of Seventh street a little after midnight. Just as I landed a messenger met me, saying the president wanted. to see me at once at the white house. "I took a carriage and went directly there. I Bent in my card, and Word came back that the president had re tired, but that he requested one to come TRYING TO LET THE BOAR GO. . up to his bedroom. I found him in bed, and as I entered the room he reached out his hand, shook hands, and said: " 'Well, governor, so you have been down to the battlefield?' "'Battlefield? Slaughter pen! It was a terrible s'.d lighter, Mr. Lincoln.' I wns sorry in a moment that I had said It, for he groaned, and began to wring his hands, and took on with terrible agony of spirit. He Kit up on the edge of the bed, and moaned and groaned in anguish. He walked the floor of the room, and uttered exclamations of grief, one after another, and I remcim- oer Ills Huyiug ucr buu uici ugmu. 'What 1ms God put me in this place for?' I tried to comfort him. and could hardly forgive, myself for not being more careful and considerate of his feelings. "By and by I got him into bed again, and after a long while succeeded in quieting him down, until at last he told a story, and then I thought it would do to leave him. This was the story he told: " 'Governor. I'll tell you just how I feel. There was a farmer in Illinois who had a fine apple orchard, and there was one young tree that was bearing its fruit, and he was anxious to know what sort of fruit it was. Well, he had two boys, little imps, up to all sorts of mischiefs, nnd one day they were in the orchard sampling this fruit for them selves. " 'The man had also n wild boar, im ported, nnd this boar was in the or chard. Seeing the boys he went for them. One of them saw him coming, and climbed up Into an apple tree; but the boar was too quick for the other shaver, and was after him as he dodged around one of the apple trees. First the boar would snap at the boy's re treating legs, and then the boy, spurred on, would grub the boar's tail and so help himself to keep out of tho reach of the bonr' head. By and by ho sang out to his brother: " ' "Bill, Bill, come down here come down!" What for?" says Bill. " ' "To help me let this boar go," says Jim. ' " 'Xow, governor, 1 am in the position of Jim, nnd I w.ish somebody would help me let this boar go.' "X. Y. Inde pendent. Dlanppenretl. "Though the confederate army, when Gen. Lee surrendered, surrendered many thousand muskets," snid an ord nance ollicer of the army, "I have great doubts if 100 of them are still in the pos session of the government.' In the ar mories of the government in Illinois, Massachusetts nnd California a few may have been kept, but there are but few. The war department has a few, but the wagon loads of them have dis appeared no one knows exactly where As an nrm the rifles surrendered were without value except in a few com mapds where they had secured modern guns. They were hurriedly and cheap ly made, generally by, contract work I can't Btute now' exactly how many thousand muskets there were, but there were nt least 30,000 recorded as having been surrendered. My own idea is that the most of them were broken up as valueless, though a great quantity of tnem were sold as junk and scrap iron The cannon have also gone out of ex istencemost of them In the same way." Washington Star. A pious Long Island editor fathers the story of a horse ewned by Samuel Webb, of Greenport, which, after being hitched up each morning, goes alone to its master s store; but one day hen Its shoe was loose It went Instead to the blacksmith's shop, where Mr. Webb found it. , One Other Explanation. "That joke," he said, "is no good." "What's the matter with it?" . "Why, I never saw the point of it it all until it was explained, to me, ind . when a diagram has to be sent long with the joke it it evident that something is wrong with the joke." "Or 'with the reader." Chicago Post. nclnteit Some War. The store was kept by Meredith, Within that country town, Where I wrote verse that didn't tell And run my credit down. v Yet one thing kept my spirits up. It was the pleasant myth, . That, though no kin to Lytton, I Was owln' Meredith. ; Loulsvlllo Courier-Journal. . DANGER IN THE BALLROOM. "What a beastly cold you've got, Sam! Where did you get it?" "It's not a cold; it s hay fever. I got it daucing with that grass widow the other night." Punch. Pride Uoeth nefore a Fall. Oh, why should the spirit of scorcher be nroud? Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying .' cloud. He strlkoth a stone where the coasting Is ' steep. And straightway It knocketh him all In a heap. L. A. W. Bulletin. Not What It Onurlit to Re. Patron Did you see this steak broiled? Wuiter No. sah. Patron 1 wish you would investi gate. 1 nave a suspicion mat u was tunued. Detroit Free Press. IT'S A He a Bookkeeper. Student How would you advise me to go about collecting a library? Professor Well. I'll tell you how I managed it. When 1 was young I bought books and lent them. Now I borrow books and keep them. Easton Democrat. Effectual Remedy. "Briggs is always complaining about 'lis lonesomeness. In his case it's a disease, and he ought to tnke some thing for it." 4 "Great Scott! Haven't you heard? He's going to take a wife." Chicago Tribune. OA (he Team. "Thut was a shabby trick they played on Hufbak to force him off the football ti-um." "I hadn't heard of it. What did they do?" "Chloroformed him one night and rut his hair." Chicago Post. Never There. Shlneby Why is it, Bob, people never latfgh when I say a witty thing? Bosom Friend My deur boy, I don't know, I'm sure! Never remember be ing present on such an occasion. Brooklyn Life. ,i I'njustly Accused. "Don't borrow trouble, Jack. What's the use?" '"Borrow trouble? Who said I was borrowing trouble? I've got trouble to lend!" Chicago llecord. The Safest Way. ' ' Borax (reflectively) I wish I knew how to tell a woman's age. Samjones The best way to tell It la in a soft and gentle whisper, N. Y. Truth. The Same Thins. Lord De Broke Er er will you rtjarry me, Miss Ten Stryke? Miss Ten Stryke No, I worf't, but I might negotiate a lean for you with father. N. Y. Truth. . ; . Quite Likely. ' r "I think we have met before." "Quite likely; 1 used to be a bill col lector." Tit-Bits. , .4 wk i Rc'aann Dethroned. ! Anxious Mother I want an order to iend my daughter, to an insane-asylum, for treatment. She is going to marry a man 30 years older than herself. , ' Judge Why, madam, girls marry old men evefy day, and are not considered insane. " Anxious Mother Yes, but the old man my daughter wants to marry Is poor. X. Y. Weekly. . An Appetiser. , Beggar I hev a poor sick wife at home dot has no appetite. Could yer spare me a quarter ter git suthin' ter give her an appetite? Lady Why, yes; but what are you going to get her? Beggar I'm goln' ter advertise an' git her a job. Dere Is nntbUn'Jlke work ter give a woman an appetite Judge. The Proper Thing-. Clerk I wouldn't like to cut this piece of lace just for one yard, madam; and, besides, that isn't enough to trim anything. 1 . Shopper Oh! I didn't want, It for trimming; but it's so nice to have a piece of lace around the house as an heirloom, you know? Puck. Her Own Cake, Too. Mrs. Newlywed I'm going to sprinkle a little poison on this piece of angel cake and put it where the mice will get it; I think it will kill them. Mr. Newlywed Why, of course It will! But why do you put the poison, on it? Puck. . Back to the Old Proposition. Miss Perkinson My ancestors came ever in the Mayflower. Miss Westlake Indeed! i suppose you were too young, though, to remem ber, much about it, weren't you V Chi cago News. - More Than Even. "Did you ever get even with that girl that took your job in the office?" "You may judge for yourself. I mar ried her, she holds the job, and there is only one of us that ever does a stroke of work." Detroit I'Jwe Press. The Greatest of These. "I suppose your wife belongs to the usual charitable societies in tho church?" "I don't know. She belongs to some uncharitable societies in the church." Detroit Journal. BOY. Unnatural. "That man Davis is clearly not fit to be a father." , . "Why?" "His child is a week and a half old and he hasn't expressed the belief that it recognizts him." Chicago News. Too Many Amendments. "He is now u physical wreck." "He used to have a strong constitu tion." ' "I know. But the doctors have amended it several times." N. V. World. LITERAL OBEDIENCE. Doctor What, taking a bath! Why vou will kill Yourself, man. Patient But,.doctor, you. told me to take the pills in water. Punchinello The Doctor's Mission. " She Who's Kick at your house? He No one. "Why, I thought I saw the doctor's carriage at your door, this morning?" "You did. He was there trying to col lect a bill." Yonkers Statesman. What She Heard. Mrs. Jagsby (at the head of stairs, five a. m.) What is that noise? Is that tou, Mr. Jagsby, falling upstairs? Mr. Jagsby (thickly) N no.m'dear! The noise you (hie) hear, thash just the (hie) break o' day! N. Y. Journal, His Status. City Man (among the Allegash hills. Your neighbor, Deacon Shell bark, is 'pretty ah-"close," isn't he? Abner Appledry Close? He's' too blamed stingy to entertain his owa opinions. N. Y. Journal. I EVERY WOMAN BomsnniM naeds rsllabls, aseattaly, twralatlnt medietas Only hamleBS ik...ii,iWiiik.D. If yoa want tb bast, get Dr- Pears Pennyroyal PHIo They sr. prompt, sate iH ssrtala In rsi.lt Ttaetiiulne (Dr. esVjr dtafi ' iXt. Bsn anjwn.re, U.00. Address Paw. 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