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BY EDOAB VAWCBTT. "With rosy rlbbon'a faded ghost to bind theui, lioog iorgiuim Miua luings we ail target, Faintly i cental from old crumbled mignonette. un as now i piuwij rvu idfci, uiemn-neanea, 1 imagine, wn a vague, pnamanmai areaa, That among their yelUwed pagee I have parted 1 ne invioiame ofrrmenia ox me aeaa i Here are words that thine with eunny expectation ui reiurniEg over sea vo inenue aua nome ; Dleoontinnea, we shall tear ourael vei from Rome." Like a brook the merry language ripples brightly: Well ahe loved, that happy enter, what life garcf irt lue uiina now many years it mai mgnuy t tar have glimmered on her lonely lloman grave I tiara la mrrltlniy flint T almnui linlrt ma tinlv lie waa Much a light of learning, llrothor Ned! Equal gentleman 10 lony or vo lowiy. With hi" candid 8soa eyea and Kolden head t Vailior- oM.Iai! him tll.1 atom I u kluivi wtir. a At hla boylHh college love for card and winea ! An. now oucn i nave ureaiuea i saw mm ayiug jrar away among moae uregouian mmea ; Here are loaves where still the eoul of aummer lin ger! : Come to-morrow.l ove; the country la so dull. un, tne periume ox inose coitageieor eyringaa. And the twilight ef the meadow'a languid lull I Oh. the Are. flint with thfii Aiiw.r irllttara wnvan Throngh the boskage of the copses dark and UUUip i Oh the rapture while she gently p!ayed Beethoven hi uiv j'orKT n upre me mom was ai mo lamp J It la laielv aa last Antrim thai T mt !. At the crowded Newport ball, where I had strayed. viw a wiuuwtr vi miij-iwo aua uener, Uue a dowager with feathers and brocade. Waa it fancv that aometlmea looked pvrlv At her pretty dau hter'a partner in the wait 7 noma it nappe n iuui a meager income yearly Waa conspicuous among his youthful faults 7 Drear mementoes of these disannulled affections, Like the rays from plauets that no longer glow, nuu your uuings inai are gnoeciy resurrections, It were wiser to have burned you long ago ! Yet alas ! what wasting flame's intense flashes, With the reddest greed destruction cau endow, liouia nave maae you me irrevocable attnes That annihilating time has made you now ! PERFECT LOVE IS SIMPLE FAITH. The three magistrates had sat uninter ruptedly far into the autumn aftpm and had now retired to consider their decision. It was a distressing case, and """b oiAjyituruige, wnicn is a mere nanuiui oi a town, provoked in tense interest amorig the inhabitants. Xivvrjuouj Knew me parties concerned. onus estDrooK, tne reluctant prosecu tor, was tenior partner i sivelv solid firm which had flourished in the borough for trenerations. TTa . joyed a reputation for strict probity and uiuau wiifvuicuco wnicn was singularly merited. His son Augustus (also in the firm), a witness for the prosecution, w?.s ucii xuucu trmeem Dy certain of the younger sort in Singlebridge, ho sym pathized with his amiable wildncsses and if certain of . the older sort looked askance at these, whv tht a natural. About Mr. Blanchard, another "i,UCM w prosecution, little was known tO the innuirinrr rrnaci'no TT had been resident with the Westbrooks ior aoout eignt months, during which period ho had sat ionRi(lA n,,a u ofhee in business hours, and had been a jjuou mm auoiu witn Him at other times. They trot on amnzinclv woii trn,- people observed, but despite all his .rr uuu Bumo oj mese were marked enough suave Mr. Blanchard failed to similarly captivate Gus' pretty sister as owiimo ner tatner s daugh ter, she treated the West Indian connec tiou of her father's firm with uufalterintr e utr sweetest moods, ner tendereet looks and rrpnfiof fr J0T lun' The magician at """"" wtuuujjj luey so gladly came was o;. 1'Tom tiie moment Harold White, confidential 37' Bimpiy snook hands with the West Indian, they hated each liairea mat owed its sus tenance on the one side to contempt, 01?. e oth to malice and ali ..ucxiuxnauieness. To-day will behold tne tnumDli or di chard In the Police Court of ""W m tne presence of a crowd of peonlo. thn SfciETT11?17 kD0 to Lim Harold tony of the Westbrooks, father and .f3ltb, P'oonnd chagrin of the mag- i VTV "tluuul'3 1118 wn dolense. Ollence in the ronrf !" ,?Lthou'ftct?r8intIio little drama om .ur. vestorook betrays the most agi tahon as the opening of a door at the back Of the ennrfc rtoml.la t the magistrates to their seats on the ueucu. no silence is oppressive when, in a voice full of meaning, the Chairman turns to the accused and says 44 Harold White, I who have known VOUfor SO manv -vnara n... tho loDg examination which my brother e.0o uuu uiyneu nave tnis dav conducted to the very best of our ability lias been to all of us fraught with the nfc. Tnk l'n," ad we are bound to admit, in your behalf, that nni.n ' pircd in the course of thiu hearing .vmuo ju me least upon your conduct during the period to which I re ;er:. .We have given due consideration fcUi8 i m your tavcr, and have come to the conclusion, actuated by motives which we earnestly hope you will live to r"wuw J" proper spirit, to dismiss this case. You may go." t ' But my character," exclaimed White in a voice hnsky witli emotion ; wno is to clear thnt of taint ?" " Yourself," solemnly answered the Chairman. Call tho next case. " Dazed, trembling under the influence of warring passions, he left the dock and passed out of tho court into the sun lit street Whither should he direct his leet? As he slowly and mechanically, aeeing nothing, hearing nothing, with bowed bead and leaden gait, stole alojg in the direction of tho river side, he felt a touch on his arm. He paused. It was one of Mr. Wcstbrook's clerks. The lads mouth was tremulous with sympathy. "Mr. ye8tbrook haa sent me with this note, Mr. White. Is there any an awer?" J " Yes, he replied, tearing the paper into atoms, "there is. Mr. Westbrook wishes to see me. Tell him that we shall not meet again until he is prepared to etond up in that Court House and pray to be allowed to proclaim my innocence in tones as loud as those which he used to-day in declaring my guilt." Tho lad left him. The September san was sinking redly behind a familiar belt of woods which fringed the further bank of tho river as he continued his moody walk. lie had held on for miles heedless of the direction he took, and now he awoke from his fit of passionate bitterness to nnd uimseli on a spot that enoe of the girl he loved. What did ahe think oi him ? "narold r Fannv!" In those two words all was exnrnfuuvl fn that flprrw pmbrane donht vtah nlnin "Oh. Harold. I have followcvl vnn frr hours, fearing to speak, you looked so pale and changed I "T am rli on rrn1 TTiaw Imva nnt me to prison. Fan, but the prison taint is on me. Whv don't you shrink frnm the moral leper, as the rest of them have aone I " Because " and it seemed in him an though her voice had never thrillprl with such sweetness beforo "I know you." "And von believe " " That all can be richted vet. T enn wait, dearif you will let me. You never were more precious to me than you are at this moment. Miss westbrook . Uomo, Fanny, this is no dace for you." narold and she had not heard tho footsteps. It was Blanchard and her brother who had aDDroached nnnot icp1 "And no place for you. either." rhuI vvniw) to uiaucnard. "Fauarh." reolied tho worthv. "T have no words to waste on such as you, sir. i am nere to TJenorm a autv." " Scoundrel 1" Harold becan. at tlm same time raisincr his hand. She toufiivl mm, ana ne was still. " Sir." said she. "I am mistrpRH nf mv own actitns. If I choose to accompany iu.j uiuuici, ih is- utxauat) a cuoose 1 Harold, crood-bv I Come what mnv mv faith will not falter, my love never cnange. The last four words were murmur! As she shaped them she reached forward and kissed him before her brother, whose surpriso at her defiant uttitn1 was unspeakable. They parted und went their several wavs. The chartre acainst Harold Wliito nf emuezziement, and the result of it, pro duced a wonder that lasted much longer man tne proverbial nine tiavs. Hia iin. parturo. tho dav after tlio li purine nn one knew whither, had had the f-ff.rt of increasing the number and sympathy of niB inenis. it was generally admitted mat nis deiense had been weak inirnm. prehensibly weak. Bat who knew? ho might have had his own invincible rea sons for not makincr it stronirnr. Whv had the brother of his affianced (for she was his alhanced in all but an open de claration of the fact broken with hi suddenly? Until Blanchard appeared on tne scene they were inseparable. Depend upon it. the West Tndi the bottom of it. In this fashion the gossips of Singlebridge discussed tho events of Harold White's downfall nnd departure. Three months had elarsl. nn.T nnf. n. i i i . L . worn uaa oeen neara or or frnm linmhi White; unless, the female gossips sug- geBiea, ne naa written to Miss West- DrooK. wnicn. considenntr th nrmm. stances which crecetlfid ln's i i i, , r 7 . - "" no was naruiy iiKeiy to have done. For odcp. nowever. tnev wero out m tiiPir caicuiauons. ne had written her a let ter in which these words occurred: If I tnoup-ht. darlinc that 1 : i. 1 1 m J , . " uuMPitT aj u na oi mo rnr rrnmi am all, our bond should be dissolved. It is your love for and simnlo faith in mn thnt. sweetens my life, and keeps mo steadfast in my determination to undo tho miser- uuio wrong irom which l suller. They ..T.. 1 1 i . J esiiu.ii rigut me yet. " L have borrowed, for tho another name my mother's before her marriage: but the peonle with ti'hnm T am know that I am Harold WTiite, and are acquainted with my history. I must try, dear, to rub on without th tvmnnln. tion which your letters would bestow. It is Detier mat we should seem to have parted forever. In the crood meei anu men r It puzzled well-informed RinrrlAhn'.lrra to hear Fannv Westbrook ' words, to note her placid brow and ungni manner. She never could have thought much of Harold White, you know, or she would have manife&ted some regret at his misfortunes. Blanchard. too. was mvstifip,! nth What did it portend ? Had she resigned au nopesoi uecoming restored to tho loverwnom ne had so eliectually helped w iajcki uuu uuuiNii i no xvnniri ton Hi 8 impetuous love fnr iha Dimntr. haired. Saxon-eved cirl. n. 1 sprung into existence the moment thev u.i-, in jjiuwu miguuiy pmce the going of White. He would nut an Pn1tr thia uuceriainty. lie could lace his fate. An interview with mr " Fanny to his blandly-proffered request: "certainly, Mr. Blanchard." Her tone was provokincrlv even. "And if i- ia - pic hoc. ici, it, iuiB Diace now. 'mv i I.i ' "v If she had only been ornhflrmaan,! " Miss Westbrook. I T fpnr thot tu impression which I made upon you the u,y vi luat uniortunate rencontre by the iiTcinmo was nor iavoranip. i " "Fray proceed, tir." Rh icy vones. " Well, then olio w me you cannot surely have remained firm in the resolu tion you then expressed to cleave to "Mr. Blanchard. I will AO Slat vnn You apparently wish to say that I must have ceased to love Harold White. Is that sor "Miss Westbrook Fanny pardon me ; I do. He is all nn worthv Oh, if you did but know tLe depth of uij tuvo ior you "Stop. Mr. Blanchard." nni1 alia via ing from her chair, and moving slowly wnwuuwuuur. jvi us unjerstand each other. Whether or not Harold White holds the piace in my heart which no uuwj uiu concerns me. and me only. The honor yon have dnr. ma rJ Blanchard call it by what tender 'name you piease i despise. Mr. Blanchard, x jluuw you I l ir: w. . ... . Ubuu. ill ikm w i ut nrnrt r T ' k claimed, making one step forward, and barnng her way to the door, "and hearken to me. You have thrown the gage, very well, I accept it. It was I who drove narold White from Single bridge. Ah, you can be impressed. I l i a compel your con sent to mv demand Knr M;oa ir. , , , 1VTT, iiuoo IIUDt brook, know mcf" Her face was very white as she swept was not the whiteness ot fear. They measured SWOrds with thair atm linv .1 . . . -v . " ciear ana searching hers were I and parted. Next day Fannv Westbronk vg m i an. ins from Sinelebridce. For twelve months Rilna WpatK has been daughterless. Fanny was sougut ior iut ana near, bat without avail. Augustus naa. to nnotA th i.iiru matio expression of that noncrpniRl rvtm. panion aireaay reierred to. " gone clear to ine Daa. ji an nis mrmur phnm Blanchard was the sole possessor of a Knowledge oi the young scapegrace a whereabouts. As for thn Wpt. Indian he seemed to have entirely relinquished ail intention oi returning to Jamaica. However, we must for tho nrpnpnt. l Singlebridge, and make our way to the Theater ltoyal, Easthampton. The house is crowded bv the admire nf th leaamg iaay, whose benefit night it is. via r uBsyton, tne stage doorkeeper, is at this moment in a stain nf mind linr. dering on despair. Ho dare not for the life of him leave his toat. and h ha just learned that a stranger hac suc- ceeued in roacmner the stairo nmipr tho convoy of un audacious super. If that suouiu come 10 tne Knowledge of JNlr. Somerset BeauchamD. th manaiypr li (Fussyton) will t u certainty be dis missed on the 6pot. "Take a note to Misa TTarphpll sir? uouid not do it. It s against orders, sir. The speaker is the rmll.rmv TTin 1 i nr. . - J tempter is iur. liiancnard. " Very well, sir, I'll risk it. If you are nn oia inena. l sunnosA it will h .n ..in. ' tiu rigut. Induced to r,nmmifc a lirpnh nt Aia. ciplinebythe bcstowal'of a rather potent unoe, tne cun-ooy disappears behind a pile of scenerv. and is nrpspntlv hpnrd m altercation with Miss Harebell's dresser. " What do VOU want ? Misa TTnrpKpll is not 'a beginner.' Sho is not on until tne second scene. 1 KhOW that. Mrs. finmmins T want to speak to you. Open the door." uiancnard heard no more. A whis pered conversation hnhveen ilia lan.li'n. t .wtiv.im AbUUiUK 1 i.i ... . O iwjj h uresser ana tne call-boy was im mediately succeeded by the reappear- unco oi mat precocious youth, who said : " Miss Harebell will meet von nfti-r thp penormance, at her hotel, the George. She has apartments thern. All vnn havo to do i3 to send in your name. And now, sir, ao clear out ol this. How you got iu, I don't know. U Mr. BowHlmnw was to stag you, wouldn't there be a sumo neitner J Meantime his note had nrnd startling efiVet on Miss Harebell It ran mus: "At last I find VOU. Tn "!ria TTnrA. oca i nave recocnizod Fnnv brook. At tho teril of th nsp npnrpot and dearest to von. see me to.mVlit. T am oesperato. " Cummins," gasped she, "lock that uoor. 1011 did it lor tho hpst tn o-pt m,1 of him. It is always convenient to de cline receiving a visitor at one's hotel ; but I will See him. Finish mv hnir nnd then find Mr. Beauchamp. I would speak nnu Ulu DCiUlt) X gO OU. Blanchard had aca:n nnrinnalv nn dervalued the strength of his lovely op ponent. Sho saw the manatrer and prphancpd with him a few whispered words. He grasped her hand warmly by way of luiiJuuauiUji: ilia cuivuinn inHni nna in ner cause. Since the dav. more than twplvp monuis previously, that Miss Westbrook naa mertred her identitv in that, nf th now talented actress. lriss TTarphpll Fanny had played manv rart hnth nft and on the stage. On this particular njgnt sue excelled herself. The applause oi ner crowus oi admirprs xen xchnt would have been termed in tn lance "terrific." Such was the electric force of her acting it carried all before it. Was she playing up defiantly to jjiaucuarur i eruaps. Un the Conclusion nf tliP rdnv aha laden with bounuets. retirpd tn hpr dressing-room, and in a few minutes had resumed, with the aid of attentive Mrs. Cummins, the attire of ordi narv lifp In the space of a very few minutes MiHH ' Tlarphpll" urn a nrnnnn.M t, r, -. ticed. save bv a croun of hpr vnntlifnl idolaters who surrounded tho pit-door, nnder the convoy of Mr. Beauchamp, to jut aparimeuis at tne ueorge. Before ascending the staircase which led to her rooms she informpd tho maid. servant that probablva cpntlpman vnn Id call upon her. If ho did, she was to suow him up, alter having privately in formed Mr. Beauchamn. who wnnlii wait for the news in the bar-parlor, of her viBiior s arnvau Mr. Beauchamn. whnsn fnr V.pimpd with complacent delight, nodded his ap proval oi this arrangement. Observed Fanny to him : "Now. Mr. Beauchamn. I nhall 1 . - 1 F --j . vnn tn vnn r nn-n ilaminu" 1, . l, .' .. . jr. . . ''-'O -UCIO DUO 1U uuigea in tne tiniest ripple of laughter your devices, mind." "Very well, mv dear, thpv shall Vx rpflilv if Tvnnto1 ' "And he " "Everything is readv. Mis TTarphpll and evervhnJv. Tpt. that finfftw& Vara f9 , w wtwu DUU1VV V -'t Seated in her snug little room, Fanny ureamny awaited the coming of her an cient persecutor. She had not to wait long. "Mr. Blanchard. m." annnnnrpd th maid-servant, and therpnnnn nnhprpd ll ' uioii Kcul-4t Iilll 1U. Miss Weetbroolc rnsA and nlrnnwl edffed his elaborate bow with n. nilpnpn that was full of scornful eloquence. She then resumed her seat. " Miss Westbrook. can vnn dirinpwhv x urn nere x Yes." "Oh. VOU can? Yonarpfranlr Aftpr all, why should von nnfc hp ? Wa nan spare each other the rppital nf a Inntr . 1 . . .. : - o preiaceoi dull retrospection. After a long and painful search I havA fnnnd you no matter how." "I know how," she calmly inter posed. " Ah I" he Pirlaimpd. ,rPTliora vnn 1 1 .1 . , 77' . woum not mind enlightening me." nis Hours were snccrmcr. ller nprfprtrnna- nimity put him about "kotatall. Y'ou got the information from my brother." "Even SO. And TnnrW1wJ TToa Via i nfrTYn.1 m..- -1 11 1 1 'uiwjujwi juu aisu mill ijo is just as completely iu my power as was another person of our acquaintance more than a Biuuer jjia no it'll you that there is that in this bundle nf would give him penal servitude if I ckQBe to Put the law in operation. , Did "No, Mr Bianchard, he did not." A tear had stolen down her cheek at the mention of Harold's name; but now 'that she confronted the West Indian her eyes blazed deflanco upon him, "He 'did not. Remove the mask. I can read the rascal underneath it. So, then, my hand bestowed on you is to be the price of your silence concerning my brother's crime, if crime it be. But you have shown your claws too soon, sir; see that they are not clipped." i An,? wno is to cliP them f " "1 1" exclaimed a voice that came from behind the chair near which Blanchard stood, while at the same time his arms were seized in a grip of iron and wrenched violently back. "I Harold White! Fan, take possession of those papers." " So von think to trap me, do you ?" growled Blanchard, actually foaming .xfage; "but you are mistaken." ,r N,ot a it of it," observed obliging Mr. Beauchamp, at this moment enter ing by the door on the landing. Coolly turning the key and placing it in his pocket the manager of the Easthamp ton Theater continued: "Now look here, Mr. Blanchard, I have stage managed too manv littip h;,,af I . 1 . . --v' nuga v4 lull) kind not to know what's required to dhCuKI,ucu mo situation. 1 have two of my fellows handy on the stairs. My property man is on the other side of those folding doors. My friend here and myself reckon for something, to say vi,uiuK vi iurs. narold White " "Mrs. Harold White!" gasped Blanchard. . les, Mr. Blanchard," releasing him o,l 1 . - 0 111114 uoiu uyproivcning ner, "my wife. She always believed in mv nprfppt in. iiocenco of the charge you helped to iioi-u on me, and when poor, miserable vj ua uouiL'Bsea tne part which he had jfiuvuu m tne conspiracy wo got married." "Confessed innsnirnpv I" fmppvinrrlv exclaimed Blanchard; "where are your "Here!" replied Harold, pointing to iu ppre; -and here they remain un- Ul BULLDOZED. "Until what ?" " Until the father of my dear wife has vmeeu mem line ny lino, and the mag istrates of Singlebridge have made mv innocence as public as a year since they nrcrlaimpd mv ni'H " Then I mav cro." said TilanMiard after a pause; and, taking for granted the consent of his temnorarv on Ktndinn he stepped toward the door, which was uuuer me janitorship of Air. Beau champ. That gentleman gracefully nmcu Xiliu UUUJi, " You may go on one condition, sir pardon me and it is this: that you leave ur uniauica uy a certain steamer which leaves this port to-morrow. I have to night bespoken your berth. Pardon me u you uecune, taKe the consequeLces, onu 01 wnicn will be tho temporary oc cupation by vourself of a neat and' modious apartment within the precincts of Easthampton jail." " Open the door." Not another word uiu ne utter, out taKmg his hat and looking straight before him, he left the hotel and proceeded not unattended in me direction oi the Jamaica boat. It was a pleasant hour or so which Mr and Mrs. Harold Whito and their friend Ueauchamp spent together that night. It was more than a pleasant meeting that took place a few davs after i n Sinrrlp. bridge. Silas Westbrook's happiness was unspeakable. Th sorrow in it, though, when he thought of uia uoseni son, and prayed that the lad had turaed over a new leaf at the other end of the world. London Society. Terrible Result of an Insect Bite. Daniel Wehner. a bov lfi vears nf n era met a strance death vpstprdov A wound no larger than a pin-point did mo uiiDimci tiuu cutaiieu upon him agony most intense, preliminary to the final result. On Sunday last he was one 01 u crowu wno sought comfort at Union i-arK, ana like many others he lay upon the grass until quite a late hour at night. He felt no fatal result, but went to his 1 . .T aii nome, xmo. oiu Allen avenue, and slept soundly till morning. He worked all uuy iuonuay, and toward evening began to experienco a sharp pain in tho right right side of his face, near the right eye. A close examination revealed a very iiinu iiuiameu spot under the eye, and in a tew hours the infl limmntinn o-rtan.1- ed downward to the neok,' causing great unroll in TT it 1 ,. PP.. nnwimg. ao Biuii-reu mucn tnat night, uuu uy morning was terribly disfigured. Becoming alarmed. h man, who at once disnnverpd thot tho case was a serious one of poisoning by tVlP fifi -wf a 2 . 1 t ..,1 i " Dfci"fs "louiuo iiiei'i. juie caned UT. T. E. Holland, and. nf tpr fl rrr o ti 1 f n f f -v. m wuotuc- tion. thev used evprv pr,Art tr rai ii rfk the inflammation and correct the state or the blood, although satisfied fiat the boy could not 1 - . v. 111U JIUIDUU gradually crept through his system till i i i - iiiuiiui oojeci, nis licuu iiumg iour times its natural size, and blood and pus issuing from mouth, nose and ears. At 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon he died. Of course, it was impossible to determine what kind of an insect stung him, but it seems probable that he received tho sting at the park. KIch Women. According to the San Francisco Ex- vttunffc, iurs. uoiemanamdMrs. McDon ough by the i will of Mr. O'Brien, are made the richest women on tho Tacifio iw Aneir snare or the estate from , 7JLBank ftlone is valued at nearly ),000,000, and from the remain- least 810,000,000 more. Mrs. McDon 2?i& JSihwe lnfa,lt children inherit each frir'Vr ?;0re aa78 the Change: " Mrs. Me.Dnnnnrrl. i.M:f rm. mo no oi x nomas McDonough, a wood and coal merchant ou urKei street, loung Coleman, who is one of the executors and a S300.000 legatee, is a quiet and gentlemanly Q iuOU, uuh upon whom Ins new honors and wealth will sit easily. He has been employed in one of the offices in Nevada block, and stands well among w"wjb. ni8 giBters ftre chaiming young ladies, and one of them will soon marry mt. jed May, of Wells, Fargo 4 Co. a rinrpaa " o An Oil Man's BtrnggU With a Farfcrns Durham Mall, Mr. Miller Lardin, of the firm of Nesbitt A Lardin, and a resident of Fay ette county, Fennsylvania State, is in the oil regions for the first time since his terrible fight for his life with an infuri ated bull three weeks age. Last fall, Mr. Lardin, who is a man of wealth and a special admirer or. blooded stock, im proted from England a splendid 2-year-old, short-horned Durham bull, at a cost of $2,650 ; also two Durham heifers, at a cost ol $550 each. El Toro" was considered, not only by its owner but by all who saw him, as one of the most Eerfect specimens of his species ever rought to this country, ne was tract able, and soon became almost a pet with his master, who kept the two thousand three hundred pound monster housed but not tied. Mr. Lardin, who weighs over two hundred pounds, went into the stable for tho purpose of putting a rope through an iron ring in the bull's nose and tying him up. Flacing his hand on the animal's horn, Mr. L. was about to reach down to seize the ring, when the bull suddenly threw up kis head, strik ing Mr. L. just over the left eye with the horn and knocking him down. Turn ing with all the quickness of a rat terrier, the infuriated brute sprung upon the prostrate man and attempted to gore and crush him to death. Iinekilv Afr. T fell close to the wall of the stable, so XI. .1 11 m ... mat mo animal was unable to carry out his purpose bv reason of his hnms stHk. ing the side of tho building. The mon ster men attempted to crush his victim by kneelincr upon him. but acain thA side of the stable prevented. This fail ure seemeu to madden him still further, and he threw his whole tremendnns weight against the side of the building in a desperate attempt to once more use his horns. Fortunatelv the boards std the awful test, but one of horns struck lux. u. on the leit shoulder and passed over his chest until reachinc the bone, where but for the shelter afforded by the wall a death wound must have been inflicted. Bv lvinc as still as he could, while the bull was bunting with all his might, Mr. Lardin kept feeling cautiously for the ring in the animal's nose, when a sudden movement brought it within reach, and it was instantly seized by the desDerate man. With a quick wrench and a death grip the bo vine Sampson found himself instantly shorn of his strength, and tho trrihlp battle ceased. With both Wrists almnst hrnlren hnth thumbs nearlv dislocated hiu'hrkdv rf Mu VVf crushed and bleeding and nearly stripped of clothing, Mr. L. staggered to his feet and led the bull out of tl ip stnhle across a lot to an eight-rail fence. Here he pulled the brute's nose up after him as he climbed until he was readv tn drnn on the other side, when he let go and ran as last as his legs could carry him. That Uood Old Time. "Just give me a chance to' nonr mv voice into that machine, will vnn V said a red nosed man stepping to the front at a phonograph matinee, the oher day. "Certainly," said Mr. Gilliland. "Put your mouth down elnsp withmYt pressing, speak distinctly, and the in strument will repeat everv word.eract.lv as you say it." "Ain t you joking now ? Will it real ly say the same thine I sav. withnnt onv mixing up and chano-incr around tr tnm the joke?" lou will get back your own words nothing more nor less." said the urn. prietor. "Hold my hat then, and pull open all thO Valve " Said the man Mbtmrenna. ly brought his mouth to the proper po sition. " Steady now, I'm about to warble." "Come UO l)OVS fiVPFV hrw1r and drink with the land lord !" Was what the man said, with an am. phasis on every word, and the same was wuat iue marvelous little wonder shrieked back. "That's the sweetest music T'vo hpnWI for about ten years." said tl in man rrifh a moist palate and a glowing eye, "and I reckon it's about that Inn heard that good old tune ground out. I don't s'poso I'll ever get another chance to hear it acrain. ami an if it oi't much trouble, please run her back and Shoot it OUt once or twice mnro Tt'o good for the rheumatiz, that is. ' My ! V. 1 1 3 11 1 . . ' . . ' J 1 num, iir&u mac man has I if he could only tret un a iucr now that ennld nnr be emptied J" and the man walked out wuu w sau iook and an unsteady step. Kyitvinnun urcaKjant Table. THE CANDIDATE. " Father, who traraU tiia read so lata ?H " IIub, my child, tia tha candidate ; Fit eiAoipla of human wots Early he orUis aud lata be goes ; He vreta the wooien with courtly grace lie klMsrs the baby's dirty face, ' He calls to the fDv the farmer at work, He bor the merchant, he tiorea the clerk. The black suiltlj, while hla aorll rings, lie greets, and thla Is the song he aiuga 4 'Howdy, howdy, howdy-do f How la your wife, and huw are yon ? ah ! it flu my flat as no tber can, The horny hand of the workingman.' " " Husband, who la that nan at the gate?" " Hush, tny love, tia the candidate." 14 Husband, why ran't ne won like you ? Has he nothing at home to do?" ' My dear, whenever a man la down, No caah at home, uo money in town, ' Too stupid to preach, too proud to beg, Too timid to rob and too lazy to dig, 1 hen over hla horse hla legs he flings And to the dear people thla song he sings Howdy, howdy, howdy-do T How is your wife, and how are you 7 Ah I it tits my flt as no other can. The horny hand of the worklngmau.' " Brothers, who labor early and late, Auk theso things of the candidate : What's his record ? How does he stand At home ; no matter about Ms hand, lie it hard or soft, so it be not prone To close over money not hia own. Has he In view no thieving plan ? Is he honest and capable 7 he ! eur man. Cheer such an one till the welkin rings, Join in the chorus when thus he sings ; 'Howdy, howdy howay-do? How is j our wife, and how are you ? Ah ! it fits my nm as no other can, The horny hand of the workingtnan." WIT AM) HUA10K. Carvers of their own fortunes Butchers. Matcdxess misery Havint? a dear and nothing to light it with. The Koran forbids pork. Why, then' call its followers Mo'ham-edans ? A shoemaker advertises " medicinal boots." The virtue is in the heal. Mate-rial Fact. The Hindoowidow is the only one that cremates. The others remate. It is easy to preach, but when it comes to practicing what you preach ?h I there's the rub. It's no wonder, as a critic recently re marks, that "The Haven" savors of an cient Greece. It's Poe-made. Tiie strongest of pleas for passing a bill in Parliament for marriage with a deceased wife's sister Only one mother-in-law. A norEFuii minister says that he has no doubt that the time will come when the members of a church will behave just as well as other folks. A rnuiOsorriER says rich people, as a rule, do not have large funerals. They are the exclusive property of poor peo ple who want to be thought rich. A cnrNK of wisdom from Josh Bill ings Don't despise your poor rela tions. They might get rich sometime, and then it would be so hard to explain things. " Mr. Jokes, you said you were con nected with the fine arts. Do you mean that you are a sculptor?" "No, eir; I don't eculp myself, but I furnish the stone to the man what does." A beautiful widowof Newport, R. I., having let her chalet for the season, was asked what induced her to desert such a charming retreat. " Too much balcony and too little Romeo," was her reply. A woman dreamed that her husband would come home drunk as a biled owl, and woke up at 2 o'clock in the morning to find it true. To prevent dreaming, go to bed without supper. lircakfast Table. t May Fair says that it is thought in i.rmuu iuai iiord Lieitnm was mur- tiered ty men from America whose fami- IM.-B uuu ucen expatriated. A Scientific Discussion. "You arers. Bare, dat d wnrld is flat and stands on a big rock," said Sambo; "now I want you to tole me what dat rock stand on ?" " Is s'prised at VOUr iimorancA 9" ra. turned Cato: " whv it stands nn nnnnroii big rock." "But what does bofo nf dem wvVa stand on ?" said Sambo, confident that he had his opponent cornered. " Why, dar is rocks all de way down," replied Cato, after a moment s hesitation. " My colored friend." said flamhn with a pompous air, "I'se sorry to see sich splays ob remiticntGd nhscnritv in o gemman ob your egsalted pertentions; uiiuw me, wuo nas experienced superior opportunities, to correct do neous renreaion vnn haa on,i -J 11V iuiuiu you dat dis earf is round and devolves on axies." " I knows how to denrcciatp dat pomps you to distend to dis gem man de information dat yon furnish on de question dat we is nt present debat in" returned Cato, "and wid all refer ence to s'perior onnortnnitips. to xshich you take occasion to prelude, I must dis agree wid you on de f reory dat you ad vances, 'Kaso if de world was mnnd and turned on axles, wouldn't de axle trees broke down and snill all dp twt1a in de street ? Answer me dat." It is unnecessary to add that Hamho was utterly confounded by this ovej whelming argument, and forced to uock unaer to thn superior intellect ual attainments of his opponent. WniLE 84.425.191 worth of stamns are annually canceled at tho New York Postofllee, the sales only amount to 82,425.550.70. malt lno the cnncpllntinn of stamps bought elsewhere at email country offices where tho purchaser gets them at a discount And thp TVatmifitrv secures a liberal commiss oi from the uovernment about $2,000,000 annually. At 20, a woman reaches for the trail ing arbutus. At 25 she is after horse radish. At 30 she digs roots for her blood. Such is gentle spring in the various stages of feminine life. Dan bury News. While growling at her husband last summer, a New York woman was struck by lightning and instantly killed. H you wish your wife to see this particular paragraph, cut it out and paste on the looking-glass. SnRTVn nnpfrv TTnr plinnto nnn I j - uvuo ncic UI J ruddy, and tho streets were awful mud dy, and she loudly shrieked, " O thun der !" and her feet flew 6ut from under. It was really very shocking, for she showed her striped stocking. Boston Post Dentist, to old lady about purchasing some false teeth: "For mastication, my dear madam, they can only be sur passed by nature herself." Old lady : ) 4 Oh, laws, doctor 1 I doni care noth ing about mastication if I can only chaw with 'em." "CrTAiN, we are entirely out of am munition," said an orderly sergeant to his commander on a field day. " What I entirely out of ammunition i" exclaimed the Captaiu. " Yes, entirely out," was the reply. "Then cease firing," per- h emptorily said tho Captain. ' PAUCA VERBA. Tlnhinsnn (aft a , AV.A f whist-bout at tho club) "It's awfully late. Brown. WThat will you say to your wife?" Brown (in a whisperV " Oh, I shan't say much, you know; 'Good morning, dear,' or something o that sort. She'll say the rest V'Fuwh. An aged man said: "If husbands only had any sense they'd never have any trouble with disobedient wives. I nevor did, an' I havo been married nigh onto fifty years." "What is your secret?" asked a friend. " Why, I always tell my wife to do just as she pleases, an' she V never fails to do it." "Yes, sir," he remarked, "such things do happen occasionally, but it is seldom very rare." Then everybody inugut-u uui me speaker. And Jones was moved to observe that he was re minded of the steak at his "hashery," which was often overdone, and " seldom very rare." Then nobody laughed, Chicago Tribune. Aif exchange says that "doing busi ness wit'aout advertising is like winking at a pre'ty girl with green goggles on." But thf re is some little difficult j about this sUtement. In the first place, a man who doesn't advertise doesn't do any Business to speas or, and pretty girls are not in the habit of wearing green gog gles. Frcakfast Table. A good old farmer found himself one day with his hired boy at the farther end of the row, when the dinner-horn sounded. Anxious to make every step count, he commenced to hoe his way back, saying to the boy as he did so, " Thomas, d you ever think about dy ing?" "Ycs,,y said Tom, "I think I shall die pretty soon, if I don't have some dinner."