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Facts and Fancies About
Fair in Many Climes.
Useful Information for Mothers and
fierolc Mothers of Continental Students.
What Most Women Bead Professor Ma
ria Mitchell Marion Harland's Views on
Xotc and Friendship The First English
Woman Journalist launches for the
School Children "Oh, What Delicious
Bread" Women in Business learning
Self Control in Childhood.
The most important function of an agree
able hoetoss begins after her guests are as
sembled. She mast endeavor to see that all
are happy and amused, she must try to pro
vent deadlocks, and to promote a certain
amount of circulation among the company,
and at the same time she must not seem busy
or meddling, or Interfere too muoh with in
dividual liberty. In other words she must
'steer a nioe course between individualism on
the one hand and centralization on the other.
1 think the modern theory of hospitality
tends very muoh toward Individualism (i. e.,
allowing people to do as they please) tempered
by a certain amount of introductions.
A clever woman once described to me-with
amusement, not unmixed with contempt, the
conduct of a young hostess at a fashionable
watering place. This young mamed woman
(who was old enough and experienced enough
to have known better) "pranced up and down
her own piazza, first with one gentleman and
then with another, leaving the rest of her
guests to amuse themselves as they best
could 1"
It is even worse, however, to interfere too
much with one's guests, because most people
are inclined to resent anything that ap
proaches social dictation. Thus a clever and
agreeable hostess of X has given great
offense to her guests by requesting them to
change places In the middle of a dinner party
and by disturbing conversations and break-
y inem) tete-a-tetes in an Hrbitraxv and hieh
handed way. The mistress of the house must
sometimes break up conversations, where she
has reason to suppose that either of the con
veners is becoming waary, or where she
withes to introduce them to other persons,
but this power needs to be exercised with
great discretion, and if the guests intimate a
preference for remaining as they are, ths
point should be yielded gracefully and at
It has beon said above that an agreeable
hostess always enjoys, or endeavors to enjoy,
her own entertainments. I hope that few la
dies aro as maladroit us a debutante, whoeaid
not long ago, to a guest at an afternoon tea,
"Afternoon teas are homd, arent they? So
stupid and tiresome Don't feel obliged to
Btay, Just because Wk my coming ous party I"
It maysoem strange thata young lady should
make such a very thoughtless and ill bred
speech but young people who have not be
come accustomed to the ways of the world
sometimes make these mistakes from a desire
to be frank.
One of the secrets of entertaining agreea
bly is to do so often, for habit gives ease in
this, as in other matters.
Another very important point is that of
treating all tho guests alike, as far as it is
possible to do so, of welcoming them all with
cordiality, and endeavoring to seo that all
have a pleasant time.
I have heard an elderly lady severely criti
cised for "rushing across her parlor, kowtow
ing and bowing, and receiving with the great
est empressament an ugly old woman, simply
because she happened to be a countess." As
the other guests had been received without
any such display of joyful humility, they felt
somewhat jealous of their noble rival, rightly
arguing that Americans, who have no titles,
and do not believe in distinctions of rank,
ought to behave in a more consistent and
democratio manner.
It is to be feared that our people sometimes
reako themselves quite ridiculous by this
wide difference between their theory and
practice, and by tho exaggerated oaro and
pains whioh they take to bestow their full
titles on members of the nobility. As in Eng
land these titles aro not used on ordinary oc
casions, save by inferiors when they address
their superiors, it will be seen that Ameri
cans place themselves in a iaho position by
such conduct. Of course wo do not wish to
appear discourteous or aggressive, but we
best respect others when remembering our
own self respect Thu9 it seems to me un
American to Introduce a Russian prince as
"his highness, Prince 'Cutazoff HedzoiT"
She designation '"prince" alono should be suffi
cient. There are certain guests upon whom a
hostess should bestow more attention than
ho is at liberty to devoto to all. Thus a
Stranger, a new comer, or a very diffident
person needs special consideration at the
hands of his hostess while tho belle of tho
season, surrounded by admirers, can usually
be trusted to tako can of herself. Florence
Howe Hall m Ladies' Home Journal.
Marion HarlantTs Views.
Mrs. Edward P. Terhune (Marion Harland)
was asked for on opinion on the subject of
love and friendship.
"I fancy school-girl intimacies to ba the
natural outcome of the strong necessity of
loving Inherent in the true woman," said
Mrs. Terhuna "I have in mind soveral in
stances where the violent love, simulating
passion, existing bstvreeft such passed liko
morning vapor before the expulsive power
of a now affection. Mothers look indulgently
upon these vehement intimacies as quite
natural and altogether safe. Thoy lead to
no troublesome entanglements, leave no seeds
of shame and humiliation, and usually die a
natural death with tho arrival of Prince
Charming and luVs real responsibilities.
True friendship, that which lasts while life
endures, sometimes underlies the ashes of
these ephemeral glows but seldom. The
friendships of mature years aro not usually
the offspring of schoolgirl fancies for those
who are the "sister soals.' This may sound
unsympathetic, but do not misunderstand
ma. I beliave in the fond, true aud abiding
love of woman for woman when founded
upon the appreciation of londrod tastes and
sentiments. Frieadihip recognises and draws
to itealT that which is alike in both parties
ooncsrned. 1 1 is able to give a reason for the
love t&at is is it. Love boeks a counterpart,
a complement, not a double, and in the quest
surprises us continually by bringing abaut
matches between hat we consider opposites.
"Friendship oftea exists between 'woman
and woman and man and man.
"Love exists only between persons of op
posite sexes. The girl who falls in love with
her schoolfellow madly and jealously because
the latter is lovely or fascinating enacts a
pretty part that probably keeps her from
move than one imprudent 'scrapo.' If the
yasBinp outlasts the school days it becomes ;
ssflsWlnn tozsis'&MXV2lr mxvhm tj J
experience of "the reatW5ig fffsTTor de
creed by God for the best happisasB of his
Heroic Mothers.
On the Continent poor student are as fre
quently to be found as in Scotland, and in
Vienna they form the majority. A good
number of mere boys may be seen running
about from one end of the city to the other,
giving lessons while they are themselves stQl
pupils of the gymnasium (the continental
grammar school), and of the university stu
dents at least two-thirds are defraying the
expenses of their studies out of their own
earnings. This works satisfactorily so long
as the minor examinations have to be
passed, but when the students have the
doktor-examen, or the staats-examen before
them, assistance becomes necessary, as study
ing hard and cramming others have proved
to be incompatible. In such cases the poor
mother or the sister, perhaps a seamstress or
a dressmaker, or may be tne bride elect, who
is also dependent on needlework, will for
months strain her eyes and work her fingers
to the bone to allow the candidate, who is
the pride of the family, and may in days to
oome be its support, to devote himself en
tirely to his books to prepare for his exami
nation. The son of one poor widow was such a can
didate, and while he was diligently applying
himself to his studies, the final examination
being very near, the mother deprived herself
even of the pleasure of seeing him. One
evening the poor old woman pricked her
finger with a needle. Soon her hand became
swollen, and the woman sought medical ad
vice at a hospital. There she was told that
the finger must be amputated, and she In
sisted upon the operation being performed at
once, so that the accident might be concealed
from her son. Twenty-four hours later the
whole hand was gangrenous and had to be
taken off. Not a whisper of this misfortune
was allowed to reach her son's ears.
At last the examination day for tho doctor's
degree arrived. The young man left for the
university after taking a hasty farewell of
his mother, and be had hardly quitted the
house before the doctors arrived to amputate
the arm of the silent old sufferer. It was at
an advanced hour of toe day when the son
came home radiant with joy to tell his mother
that their days of anxiety and want were at
an end; that he had passed with honors, and
that it would now be his turn to provide for
his parent. But the one to whom he intended
to communicate his joy was no more. Even
the last operation was made too late, and
blood poisoning was the consequence of her
endeavors to hide her pains from her son.
Chicago Herald.'
Iyoulta Aleott's Bonnet.
Tho following is-froni Louisa May Aleott's
"Life, Letters and Journals:" "My bonnet
has nearly been the death of me; for, think
ing some angel might make it possible for me
to go to the mountains, I felt a wish for a
tidy hat, after wearing an old one till it fell
in tatters from my brow. Mrs. P. promised
a bit of gray silk, and I built on that; but
when I went for it she let me down with a
crash, saying she wanted the silk herself, and
kmdly offered me a flannel petticoat instead.
I was in woe for a spell having $1 in the
world, and scorning debt, even for that prop
of life, a bonnet. Thau I aroused myself,
flew to Dodge, demanded her cheapest bon
net, found one for $1, took it and went home,
wondering if the sky would open and drop
me a trimming. I am simple in my tastes,
but a naked straw bonnet is a little too se
verely chaste even for me. Sky did not open;
so I went to 'Widow Cruse's oil bottle' my
ribbon box which, by the way, is the eighth
wonder of the world; nothing is ever put in,
yet I always And some old dud when all other
hopes fsdl. From this salvation bin I ex
tracted the remains of the old white ribbon
and the bits of black lace that have adorned
a long lino of departed bats. Of the lace I
made a dish on which I thriftily served up
bows of ribbon like meat on toast; inside put
the laco bow which adorns my form any
where when, needed. Strings are yet to be
evolved from chaos. I feel that they await
mo somewhero in tho dim future. Green
ones, pro tern., hold this wonder of the age
upon my gifted brow, and I survey my hat
with respectful awe. I feel very
moral today, having done a big wash alone,
baked, swept the house, picked the hops, got
dinner, and written a chapter In 'Moods."'
Women's Ways.
One hears much now of the need of eti
quette in the Boston schools. By all means
don't confine it to those quarters. Spare a
little for everyday affairs. For instance:
The other night on empty car reached Winter
street, bound south. A young woman entered
by the front door, marched to the other end
of the car and sat down. Sho left the door
open, sat there and shivered. Tho conductor
was busy at one end, the driver was busier at
tho other. A young man entered by the
rear door, closed the front one, returned to
tho rear, and sat down in the second corner.
In came another woman by too front door,
marched to the rear, sat down, leaving the
door open, and shivered. A man sprang on
the moviug car, entered tfce open door, closed
it after him. and sat down. The car stopped
to avoid running down a dray. A third
woman of uncertain age entered by that
front door, walked to the other end of the
car, sat down and shivered. She, too, had
left the door open. Further, by actual count,
within that half-mile, nino women entered
that door and left it open, exposing the pas-
Eongers to the full force of tho wintry air.
Eleven men entered the samo door, each
shutting it behind him. Are we to infer that
these nine women were brought up in saw
mills? Doubtless they could bring up sins
without number against the men, too. But
"tu quoque" simply doubles the argument
with which we begin. Boston Post.
How Many Women Bead.
I am now going to make an assertion which
is always loudly denied, but which is none
the less true, and that is that women are not
newspaper readers. At the family breakfast
table the first thing that three women out of
four glance at is the column of births, mar
riages and deaths. They go up by train to
town, and you seo a morning paper or a
sound and sensible weekly in the hands of
nine-tenths of tiw masculine travelers. But
if the average woman buys a printed sheet
there is a sadly overwhelming probability
that it is either a senseless novelette or one of
those terriblo hotch-potches of inane vul
garities, stale clippings from American publi
cations, and wantonly inartistic and silly
illustrations. These are strong terms, but
the mental mischief wrought by what may
be called an unvarying intellectual diet of
peppermints deserves them. Long-continued
reading of this rubbish shapes the mind's
vitality, and renders it incapable of the effort
to appreciate a good book, or even to follow
the arguments of a leading article upon some
important social problem, or to grasp the
The Future lite.
I feel in myself tho future life. I am
like a forest which has been more than
once cut down. Tho new shoots are
stronger and livelier than ever. I am
rising, I know, toward the sky. The
sunshine is over my head. The earth
gives me its generous sap, but heaven
lights me with the reflection of unknown
You say tho soul is nothing but the re
sultant of bodily powers; why, then, is
my soul the more himinous when my
bodily powers begin to fail? Winter is
on my head and eternal spring is in my
heart Then I breathe at this hour the
fragrance of the lilies, the violets and
the roses as at 20 years. The nearer I
approach the end the plainer I hear
around bos the immortal symphonies of
tne werias
which unite me. It is mar-
velopis, yet simple. It is fefcjfefe nd
ror naif" a, caotory-I have bean writing
my tbMghss in prose, verse, history,
pfasloMfhy, drama, romance, tradition,
satire, ode, sooff -I htwe tried all. But
I feel that I harenotastf tlw thousandth
part of wbat is in rae. When I go down
to the grave I can say, like so many
other, "I have finished mj day's work;'
but I cannot aay, "I have finished my
fife." My day's work will begin again
the next moaning. The tomb is not a
blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It
closes in the twilight to open with the
I improve every hour because I love
this world as my fatherland. My work
is only a beginning. My work is hardly
above its foundation. I would be glad
to see it mounting and mounting for
ever. The thirst for the infinite proves
infinity.--"VIctor Hugo.
9 Foil Dress.
A gentleman who is now wealthy and
occupies a high station in life says that
he was a boy of 14 before he owned a
pair of boots. Till that time be either
went barefooted, or wore such foot cov
erings they could not be called shoes
as his father could make out of untanned
cowhide or the skins of wild animals.
In this respect he was quite as well off
as his playmates.
They went barefooted from. April until
November, and it was not at all uncom
mon to see young men and women walk
ing the village streets barefooted, al
though quite smartly dressed in9 other
The father of the gentleman referred
to was a justice of the peace in a far
western rural town, -and was often called
upon to marry couples.
One day there drove up to his house a
young man who wore a suit of shining
black, a spotless paper collar, a new and
showy plaid satin necktie and new gloves,
but nothing on his feet.
Jumping lightly to the ground, he
gallantly assisted the young woman
to descend, and then it was dis
covered that sho too was barefooted,
although she had white gloves on her
hands, and wore a white and heavily
flounced lawn dress, and a showy hat
with a atrip of white veil dangling
from it
Hand in hand, and wholly unconscious
of anything anomalous in their appear
ance, they oame into the house and
were made man and wife. Then they
departed, and their bare feet left queer
looking marks in the dusty path leading
to the gate.- Youths' Companion.
Evolution of the Voice.
Darwin seems inclined to believe that
as women have sweeter voices than men
they were the first to acquire musical
powers in order to attract the other sex,
by which I suppose he means that the
feminine voice owes its greater sweet
ness to more persevering culture for pur
poses of flirtation. I do not know
whether the ladies of the present day
will own this soft impeachment, or
whether they will be nattered by the
suggestion that their remote ancestresses
lived in a perpetual leap year of court
ship. Other emotions, however, besides the
master passion of love had to be ex
pressed; joy, anger, fear and pain had
all to find utterance, and the nervous
centers excited by these various stimuli
threw the whole muscular system into
violent contractions, whioh in the case
of the muscles moving the chest and the
vocal cords naturally produced sound
that is to say, voice. These movements,
at first accidental and purposeless, in
time became inseparably associated with
the emotional state giving rise to them,
so as to coincide with it, and thus serve
as an index er expression thereof. From
this to the voluntary emission of vocal
sounds is an easy step, and it is probable
enough that the character v of those
sounds was primarily due to the "imita
tion and modification of different natural
Bounds, the voices of other animals, and
man's own instinctive cries." Sir Morel!
Mackenzie in Popular Science Monthly.
SuperstMtoaa b 'Chance.
X do not believe that there is a man in
the world absolutely free at superstition,
and right here on 'change there is as
much of it as anywhere. H a pigeon
should fly into the hall it cannot get out,
and men here aver that the market will
not go down until it is shot, and, being
"bears," the execution of the unfortu
nate bird is at once ordered. Others
aver that a break in the market always
follows spontaneous singing in the pit
There are fifty men in the body who will
neither buy nor sell on Friday, and oth
ers that avoid number thirteen on a car
or invoice as they would a pestilence. A
cross eyed man is bad luck; so is shaking
hands with a man wearing gloves. A
hunchback is good luck if accidentally
thrown against you, but bad luck if you
purposely rub against him. Pick up a
handful of wheat and count the grains;
if an even number you will have good
luck, if odd you will lose on the day.
Never permit a man to present you with
a knife, but rather pay him a nickel for
It Do not mistake a man and call him
by the wrong name, or the market will
go against you. These are a few of the
petty superstitions which men permit to
worry them. Interview in St Louis
Bale of the House la Which the Poet Wrote
Some of His Famous Pieces.
The cottage at Fordham in which Edgar A
Poe wrote some of his most famous poems,
notably "The Bells," "Annabel Lee" and
"Ulalume," the purchase of which some
months ago by Edward Fearing Gill, Poe's
biographer, is said to have fallen through, is
one of tho most interesting sights about New
York to one interested in literary relics. The
cottage and farm on which it stands were pur
chased for $S,4S7.50. It was Mr. Gill's inten
tion to hare the building preserved so far as
possible from the encroachments of time.
The present appearance of the cottage Itself
is much the same as it was when Poe hired it,
bnfc the surroundings have changed. When
Poe lived in it in 1SJ6 the country was un
settled, and the farm houses ware few and far
between. Now it is in the limits of the city
of New York. Eugena Fiald. ia a recent
number of America, has broueht to light an
account of an Interesting visit made to the
cottage by Mrs, ilartha J. Lamb, and de
scribed bybcr In a volume entitled "Echoes
of the -S-fth3t1c Society of Jersey City'
1SS3. Following are some extracts:
'Fcrdhaai is on Inconspicuous portloa of
5cw York city, a few miles north of Harlem
river. In less than thirty-five min
utes the rice was acoomplisked. Then came
s walk ef nearly half a mile. TiTe crossed tie
railroad track, and a wide, dusty street, and
then fisareadrad a pfctnresqce feU!, cpoa ths
rsry Ws-aJiWae of wjtfri stasJa ths hast
wiier ft vrrofr TS JiareV . Tals-- an
- J3t, &UT9 fi bJ fo Jew. I
eyre?, "I&? K3?S was x$i&$d e Jaa.
A ?&& tara. vfc2S sss Mm aiai
forcibly, Its dimimtiSvs Use or its quEnt'Ih-
tiquity. The gable end is parttsily sheltered
from the street by an agsd cherry tree, and
pear and apple trees of a fortssr'' generation
hover about on otter ssdasv KsA ssmtluals o
duty. The fence, whisk Ssa1s both boose
and. grounds, is lined witssTfiflaJB aad cur
rant bushes. Thlstte room
where Mr. Foe did his jwritu,1 our guide
said. . 'We havs net been herslsag enough
to fix up the place muchJ, There are
poe's cottaox.
two rooms on this floor, and two rooms above,
but the house is full of little closets and nooks,
and is more roomy than it seems.' She cer
tainly did open doors in most unexpected
places, Two windows to the north
opened upon an exceptionally beautiful land
scape in summer, and a wide expanse of im
maculate snow in winter; and two windows
to the south swept the pretty garden and
fields beyond. In their season, the
perfume of many flowers, and the music of
birds and bees filled the air which fanned his
brow. The chamber where Poe slept and
where they say his mother-in-law used to lock
him up for days together, was upstairs. It
had a roofed celling, with a sharp point in
the center (sic). At the east end was a high
wooden mantel, with a small square window
on each side of It, and there was a little one
pane window under the eaves, to the south.
My eye fell upon the door, with its queer lit
tle old fashioned panels, and last century's
latch two-thirds of the way to the top.
That was Mr. Poe's cowhouse over there,'
said the young woman, pointing towards a
little inclosure some six feet square in the
side of the lodge."
Tho most tragio part of Edgar A Poe's life
was enactec in this cottage. Poe was a de
scendant of CromwelL The son of an act
ress, born while his parents were members of
a theatrical company, he early showed a
most extraordinary precocity. He was
adopted by Mr. Allan, a rich BaWmoreaa;
he went to school in England as a child, and
later entered the University of Virginia, but
he contracted heavy gambling debts, and bis
guardian, in consequence of Poe's wildness,
placed him In his counting room, where, how
ever, Poe did not stay long, preferring to
seek bis own fortune. He went to Boston
and started out on his literary career. Fi
nally becoming discouraged, he enlisted in
the army, was lately discharged through the
efforts of his friends, wrote a story which se
cured a prize of $100 from The Saturday Vis
itor, and became editor of The Southern
Literary Magasine, where he wrote some of
his best short stories. In 1835 he married bis
cousin, Virginia Clemm, a girl 14 years old.
In 1837 he went to New York and lived in
straitened circumstances for two years. In
1839 he went to Philadelphia and became as
sociate editor of W. E. Burton's Gentleman's
Magazine, and after that editor of Graham's
Magazine. In 1844 Poe returned to New
York with his wife and her mother. He be
came connected with The Mirror, and it was
in the columns of this paper that "The Ra
ven" first appeared, although Poe's name
was not then attached to it
"The Raven" established Poe's fame. At
this time his wife was dying of consumption,
the poet himself was in failing health and so
poor that it was only through the assistance
of friends they managed to exist
Mrs. Gore Nichols, herself an author, thus
writes about the Poe household: "I saw her
(Virginia, Poe's wife) in! her bedohamber.
Everything was so neat, so purely clean, so
scant and so poverty stricken. There was no
clothing on the bed, which was only straw,
but had a white counterpane and sheets. The
weather was cold, and the sick lady had the
dreadful chills that accompany tho heotio
fever of consumption. She lay on the bed
wrapped in her husband's great coat, with a
large tortoise shell cat in her bosom. The
coat and the cat were the sufferer's only
means of warmth."
Mrs. Nichols, on her return to New York,
enlisted the sympathies of a number of kind
hearted persons in an effort to relieve ths
Poe family. A subscription was raised, and
bedclotbing and other articles were sent to
A statement of the poet's poverty was pub
lished, and the facts became widely known.
Comforts were sent to the cottage, which
aided much in making smooth the fast hours
of poor Virginia. She died on Jan. 80, 1847.
There was a quiet funeral, and Mrs. Poe was
buried in the family vault of the Valentines
at Fordham, but her remains were subse
quently taken to Baltimore and Interred
close by the remains of the poet
Poe staid north until 1840. During this
time, although poor, he managed to keep
from starving. His mind was filled with the
idea of starting a new magazine, but he
never succeeded in doing so. In 1849 he went
south, visiting Richmond, tho scene of his
early childhood, and on his return he stopped
at .Baltimore, lie aisappeareo, out was anal
ly found by his friends in that city. He died
a f ow davs later. The manner of the poet's
death will probably always remain in obscur
ity. Some declare that his death was the
direct result of a debauch, and that he died
in delirium tremens; others deny this. No
one denies, however, that be was one of
America's greatest poets.
Where Dom It Rise?
Where does the river St Lawrence-rise I
How many readers of The Companion can
answer this question in geography I Soma
will probably say in Lake Ontario; others in
Lake Superior. Neither answer is quitecor
rect Like the Amazon, this river has a different
name for each part of its course. The lower
part of the great South American river is
called by the natives the Anmonas, the mid
dle part is tho Solimoes, and the upper ths
So the St Lawrence, between Lake Erie
and Lake Ontario, is called the Niagara, be
tween Lake Erie and Lake Huron the St
Clair and Detroit river, and between Lake
Huron and Lake Superior the St. Mary's
river. Yet ore these all one and the same
river, the lakes being but so many expansions
of its waters.
Beyond Lake Superior, to the northward,
there is still another portion of its course,
called the Nepigoa, a noble stream cf dear,
azure-tinted water, nearly as large as the
Hudson In volume, which flows down from
the great Lake Nepigon in the heart of the
Canadian wilderness.
Until recently Lake Neplgon has been but
little knows. On our maps ft is figured as a
mmch smaller lake than it really Is. Its act
aJ dimensions are about seventy-three miles
in length by fifty-one In breadth. These fig-
ares give but an inadequate idea of itsssse,
for there are five great bays varying frota
twenty to ten miles in length. The actaal
coast line of the lake is net much less tfeaa
000 miles.
TwelTe rivers of considerable size, four of
them rusbag far cp on the "divide3 toward
James bay, flow into it, aad Its waters rival
those of Lake George ia penry aad clearaess.
It literally swarms with whitefieh and trout.
The Nepigcn river the outlet cf ttt lake
may be fairly termed the northerly and
upper course of the St. Lawrence, not only
from its size, exceeding greatly all other
rivers flowing into Lake Superior, but from
the clearness and color of its water, and
other general characteristics.
Whereas tae ether smaller rivers of Lake
Superior are "black water" rivers, that k to
say, having tsrs&l cr staised wnter, the
NcpCgon is a clear and seaotif ul rrrer of tee
aszneazerssea greeasaufaBarfae bh water
which oae sees at Niagara an m ts It.
Lsjrrssvm TsjHth'sjrftiiTTi I'M
Oa, melancholy cptsstxl tke 1
Of thy sseaa ycs
Taxes my souk aa4 goads sm despair
With mysteries
Too deeper htddea In the vast mtkwm
Far narrow Besses, oa her doafttffM taxes
To probe and scan;
Why ask me to declare what Katare is.
And whv God fwnhfowi far their bale at
The Earth aad Man?
And why the evfi wssch we feel aad see
la Katun's scheme
Should be a fact in cruel destiny.
And not a dreamt
And why It should, staoe Time's perpJexttf
Over our lovely and proline Earth
Its aoadow oast.
And track the populous planets on their wajt
Lord cf the Present and the Future day.
As of the Pact.
Why should I strive to see the reason why.
Through narrow chinks?
Dark are thy riddles and beyond reply
Oh. torturingsphinxt
If Good for ever is at war with HI,
And Good is God's unconquerable win,
m seek no more
To solve the mystery of Els design.
Beyond the scope of Reason to dense.
On Time's dark shore.
lam; I think; I love; and while I live,
And it is day;
Z will enjoy the blessings it can give
While yet 1 may.
Joy skips around me In the wholesome ak;
All Nature smile3. the Universe is fair
with heavenly light;
For me, the sun downpours Its rays of gold,
The river rolls, and all the nowers unfold
' Their blossoms bright.
For me the stars the eloquent sky Quae,
For me the Spring
Inspires with Love and Joy and fruitful bloom
Each living thing.
For me. tho grapes grow mellow on ths
For me wit sparkles and old sages talk
Of noble deeds;
The blithe lark carols in the light of Mors;
And reapers mow the golden bearded corn,
To serve my needs.
For me, the vintage sparkles In the bowl.
And woman'u wiles.
Sweet as herself, invade my heart and soul
That love her emiles.
Oh, sphinx! thy riddles shut the daylight outl
Faith la ths anchor of the true devout;
And Hope their guide;
And whea my last hour comes, may ertrr
Say I lived bravely till the destined end
And bravely died'
1TTT3 XI Weakness of Body and Kind: Effect!
Vf J XVJCI of Errors or Excesses in Old or Toaag.
Robi.t, Xobl H1KIIOOD fnll- Rtstarrd. Haw la InUryt uJ
IbMlnttlT nnfiillor BOSS TKEATUST BaU la a day.
Sea testify oa 47 SUtrt, Trr!lorl, ud Tonigm Coaatrin.
Ton eaa writ torn. Coot. fuIleip!natlo, ud arMhaiallH
sealed) fne. Addreu ERIE HeSiCAL CB., lUFf All, K. t
nre! lateaae ticking
aad eUcsiac t aioet at
iSBii wort; dt
crata ata. If si.
lowed to ooitUnue
becoming ery wire. SWA'iAE'8 SUIT.
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1 ulceration, and in most cuMNBarea the t
mora. bwivii Oijrmxr tissld by drafgliU, or mailed t
any addreti oa receipt of price Mote a box; Sboiw, 11.14
Addreu letters. DR. S WAYNE k SOS, F&Uadelp&U, Fa. f
Big G has given untvet
sa) satisfaction in tho
cure of Gonorrhoea and
Gleet. I prescribe It and
feel safe In recoinmaod
lng it to all sufferers.
Deesttir, III.
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Hettinger Broj, Agents. 216 Douglas are.
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tbebalimtheccp presses bock
the intestines Justea a per-
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A. W. Olots, Vice-Pra.; J. C. Butait, Swfy.
OilPITAL, - - $100,00O.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property.
Office in TYicliita National Bank, Wichita Karnav
Chieago Yards, 35th and Iron sts Chieago.
W, A. SMITH, Salesman.
GEO. L PRATT & GEO. D. CROSS, Resident Partners.
Wiehita City Roller Mills. .
-K asafikstve Us FaUswla- PepaJer Braaos
IMPERIAL, High Patent; KETTLE-DRUiVI, Patent;
TALLY HO, Extra Fancy.
L. C. Jackson,
Successor to HAOKHB A JACKSON,
. Wholesale and Retail dealer In all kinds cf
.Anthracite and Bituminous Coal
-And all kinds of
Main office, 112 South Fourth
North Main. Yards connected
Paid-up Capital,
Stockholders Liability,
Largest Paid-up Capital of any BanlDinthe Stat of Kansas.
United StatesvCounty, Township, and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
3. 0. DAYID56N-. President. Pr7T. BAUCOCST, VUe-Trritdaet.
TH0S. O. FITCH. Sscretarr tafl Treasurer.
Davidson Investment Comp'y
Paid-up Capital, $300,000.
$5,000,000 Loaned in Southern Kansas. Money Always on Hand
for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Oat wlU CIMmu Bnk. sens. wast eorssr 1UU Btras al Dsatlas Atnis-
The EAGLE has added Lithographing to lta
We Have First Clags
Artists, Designers, Engravers.
Send for Samples and Prices.
R P. MTJRDOCK, Manager.
Globe Iron Works, Wichita, Kan
MIL. W LbbbbP9W.
GcBg97' WBlTsvanti
Msrefctcr H Mads of Msealssfy 4 sWkrs, 7s- i gkwst Irsn Wfc.
Palkpc Sfesfttes; mi Pssf is. sad AM slads efotlag wO W sn&sr.
W. H. JOKDA, Superintaoact,
Mrs, Bisb, Piblfa an. Bluk Book m
All ldxsd ot oemmtTt ummhlp aad school tUttrict noottSm aad
blank. xgaihiatiacaofTtxxd4acripcioQ. Ocmvim acock of Ja
tloe's docket and blanks. Job printing of all kld. W btod law
aad medical lottrnais and magazine penodJcai of aHartrvUatprtof
aakraras Chicago or Jiirw York and ctxaractsa -work; lost as good.
Ordi-g gent by mall will ba carafaUy alt df to. Art rtrtw xii boat
cciBnntrasoaa to
Buildlna Material,-
avenue, Branch orflce, 133
with all railroads in tho city.
The Einible Eogiae
So t&l&m er stcms !.l
Esaslsl amosBt at trHUL&a.
tca uJ xp4re4. U
to X per cct ribg orr tmf
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