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THE MEASURELESS DEEPS. I think nomnttninn thnt the Allpnoe Itself haj A Btlilin'f iIim per tlinn Ocean, whore p At bur the rniMi! U'H host Of shwlra tlmt Hi" Phndo'ti leMertlnn, of ' jr'""1 Ihiit nro Munich rf H-loom, Aod rohom of thoiiMhM unf-it honied which inner in words find romii. Thoro nro (houtrliU which niovp nt mlrinlfrht, too dcup tor n vlHMin'n munli ; Thoru urn whvcr drop down in sllonco, too Pi ronir for lht rnnp of flprech ; And n invMic liituitnm in inliintu depths of Too far to imprpss reflections or Bhudcs on f mortal fuuo. We know in the Hllont chambers the brntn of ti dtstRnt heurt, We have seen with nn Inner vision the cur tains of Piluncu part, And liir m the Minded distance have road, as on it)itf;io flernll, The words no nonn.1 could utter, addressed to an earnest soul. There are Thins so deep and flaored they flee tho apni-oach of Hound, There arc idem pure and holy no natural hudiforows. bound. And snnii'wiiere well adjusted, unseen, un- In nrd, intense, Aro the truths which reach us only through a seventh ni stcnous seno. We hear not, speak not, feel not, yet we think, atnl trus nnd know. While the viewless mystic currents sweep by in their endless How, While ahovo the mirrored crystal there flut ter the irhortt ly w inirs. And a pony too sweet for langunire Its jubi lant tt n them brings. The grandest truths of the apros have en tered the hntnt like this. The thinirs we enn never utter iiroducllig the jri'i'nteht bliss ; Mysterious intuitions, r shados of A p had ow-t hoiiht, Have Hooded the soul with sweetness In mir acle woiutci.s wrought. We know there are soul vibrations, a subtle and M'lorioiiH bond, drtin, the world malt rial with a something so far beyond That it reaches us in soul waves, too deli cate fur for touch. Thai the br nhtest words are heavy and bur den them overmuch. So we learn Its beauteous wisdom. Its peace ful currents How Too far for tho reach of evil, too high for the touch of woe. Too deep for our words to fathom too soft for the granp ot sound. In a place which iod has guarded with a si lence most profound. Then welcome the mystic message, the pen-.j beyond all compare. Too aweot to bo grasped or measured, found nut by a voiceless prayer; The sign of a higher pn scuce, a nipturo which may not ceao Till it reach the trreat Nirvanna nnd blend into endless peace. A symbol of something coming, revoulings some time to be. The ripples of glory lapping the shore of an endless sea ; The secret of Hie eternal, too grand for tho bonds of speech, Convoying n soundless message to the wait ing souls ou the beach. So the soul receives its message, by t route we may not truce, From the deeps where fathomless silence broods over in endless space; Where the finite may not measure with its puny rule and rod The truths which tho soul recelveth direct from the heart of iod. I. Lityar Janes, in ltntianni)oU Journal, A FAIRY GODMOTHER How Margie's Step-Mother Won Her Daughter. ' "I Bhall novcr be reconciled never!" said Marglo, violently. "But why, my daughter?" asked her rather, earnestly. "Because I can't endure to see my mother forgotten, and another person in her place ! Because I hato a step-inotlier !" "Your mother can nevor bo forgotten, my dear," said Mr. Barnard, gently, "nor her place filled; but a kind, sweet-tempered woman can make us all much happier, I am sure." "No doubt she'll be very nice to you," cried Miuvio with flashing eyes, "but I know she'll bo horrid to tho children and me." "Margaret 1" said her father, sternly, "I don't wish to hear any more remarks of that kind. I depend upon your good sense to foel better about this, upon cooler second thought, and to be prepared to give her a cordial reception. You may go now." Margie flounced out of the room without another word. But when she had reached her own room and locked the door behind her, she gave full vent to her violence. "I hate her!" sho cried aloud. "1 know how she'll tot round papa, and make him think she's a saint, while she's as mean as dirt to us." Much more she said, which is better not repeated, and she ended with a hard fit of crying, which left her with a severe head octie. The next day she went to her dearest friend, Molly Brooks, told her tho terrible news, and received her sympathy. Later, tho matter was taliced over umorig the girls, and she found herself regarded ns ono on whom a heavy misfortune was about to fall. And before the end of the week she had worked herself into a state of obstinate rebellion, and was ready for almost auy line of conduct, however ab surd. When tho time for the morriage arrived, nnd her father wont away to bo gone a week, Margie turned a small army of work peopto into the house, and had it cleaned ami put in order from garret to cellar, that the new-comer might have no cause to (lat ter herself that they needed a better house keeper than they had. Un the day the marriarre took pfneo, and Mr. Barnard telegraphed her that he should be home early in the afternoon, Margie w ho had carefully made her plans gave tier orders ahout dinner, and went out. She did not return till six o'clock, justas dinner was served; and then, instead of going to greet tho stranger, sho removed her hat and took her usual place at the head of tho table. There she wus found by her father when he led his wile info the room, sullen defiance in every lino of her face. This open rebellion for a moment took Mr. Barnard by surprise, and mechanically he introduced his wife, whom Margie coldly addressed as "Mrs. Barnard," bowing slightly, but not otrering her hand. All through the meal sho was studiously polite, but so exceedingly dignilied that it would have been laughable, had it not boeu so foolish and sad to see. After dinner she retired to her own room, aud wqs seen no more that night. Mr. Barnard was troubled. Exactly how to deal with Margie he found it hard to de cide, but something ho was resolved to do. '"Julia,"' ho said to his wife, during the evening, after the children had gone to bed, and they were sitting alone by the lire, "I will not allow such disrespect to you and to me I" "Now please, James," was the gentle response, "don't let my coming bring her auy serious trial, or she will never forgive it. Leave her to me; let mo manage her; I think 1 can win her." Unfortunately the door wus ajar, and Margie, stealing quietly down to give di rections about In ualtfaat, overheard these lew remarks. It tired her afresh, ami changed her rebellion against step mothers in general to special euuiity to this particular one. "Humph !" she muttered, "Mauage me That's what Mv Lady proposes to dot "Well, we'll see!" The next morning when Margio entered tho breakfast-room the new mistross was already in her proper place at tho head ot tho tnble, while her father sat opposite her, with lure so stern that Margie, re-ineniU-riiig the threat of school, dured not ilu anything but silhu it. She limit a seat at the side, ate what little the could svv allow, retiming cull'ee from the hands of her step-mother, thoueh rotl'ue was tho on I y thing she cared for at brt.uk fai,nod behaving i-.s like u touli.h child us she Itouw how. Warciii no' teed with a pang that in splto of ley care to inlecL the children with her feelings, both hud been ultra Jy won. buii I railed hT "tnn.nnm," nnd wita evidently on the most nilei ti'Utnte term, with her. "W.-ll," she thought, "i shall have to fight it nut alone, I siippiiso. Bui, there's one thing I'll show her: she mny win all the rent uf the family d two to the cook, but she shall mr r win inn!" "Mornover," she w.-nt, on to herself, "since she's such nn adept in forcing her self into power, I will not wait to have the keys demanded." So when sho rosp from the table she drew from her pocket h.r bunch of housekeeping keys, laid them down on the table and stalked proudly out of the room. Mr. Barnard .tailed nn angrily, but his w ife laid a hand upon his arm. "I'leaso leave her to me, James! Inn derstaud her feelinus exactly,'" It did not add to Margie's pleasure to see that home aiTairs moved imtro smoothly than while she was mistress; that ouiotly, without a jar, the old rook who had ruled so long walked out and a new one came in. It mused a bitter reflection, not altogether. I fear, without satisfaction, to see luxuries appearing in tho hou.e, and on the table, that she was euro her father could not nll'iird. "She'll ruin l.hn next, "was theonmment in her mind, not knowing that the step ii. other had mi ineniue of her own nearly eipial to her husband's. One day Margie snw workmen in the pnrlor, nnd soon after u new lire-place appeared, with a bright wood lire. When the old-fashioned carpet that hod tried her seul was taken up to be cleaned, it re turned no more, but a modern wool carpet was laid down, and ru::s were scattered around. Thus all over the house, in every room, improvements went gradually on. ICvery ono was in good taste, nnd would hnvo been delightful to Margie, if she had not resolutely steeled her heart to good influences. One day ou coining home from one of her long visits to her friend Molly, she found that her room which tint il now had been ,t,iie!j". md received a visit. A rickelv old roeltiiig-chair. too old to be safe, had been removed, and a pretty new one, de lightfully easy and coinfoi table, occupied its place. llertirst sudden emotion was pleasure, but she remembered that unlucky word "innnne," and angrr ouic'dy followed. "This is the way she begins her 'manag ing,' " was the thought , mid she Hung op ii the door, dragged tho new chair out, and railed to the housemaid who happened to be passing: "Mary, this is not'mine; when I wish mv furniture changed I will tell you. I'll trouble yon to return my chair" and sho closed her door. The old chair was brought down from the at t if. and no more attempts were made to improve her room. Not long after this began sonii strange experiences in Margie's life. The Hist thing that happened was w hat she had wished for all her lile a regular allowance for her own expenses. Heretofore when she wanted money , she had been obliged to ask her father for what she needed, and tell him how much would d , nnd what she should use it lor. Sometimes ho had du inurred and thought b"r wishes extrava gant, and it had been a trouble to her. Since the step-mother arrived this matter had been harder than ever to arrange, since tho old pleasant relations with hor father wire all over, and sho had gone without everything that was possible, even sudoring" for clothes before nsking. This state of things she unreasonably added to tho account against her step mother, and was embittered accordingly. Nothing could depict, her surprise, there fore, w hen one morning she received by mail a cheek tor a larger amount than she had over possessed at once, with a short business-like announcement that she should receive ill future alike chuck quarterly for her own expenses. Margie never had a pleasanter errand than that afternoon, when sho went to the bank and received her money, and from there hurried to Molly's to tell tho good news, and secure her company in a long-w-ishod-for shopping excursion. Sho returned homo almost happy, but the sight of the smiling face of her step mother turned tho current of her feelings into tho old channel, nnd sho sat down to dinner as gloomy as ever. She tried to thank her father that even ing, but failing to catch him alone, wrote him a note of thanks the next morning. From this time many pleasant things came to her. Speaking ono dav of a de lightful journey her friend Molly wns soon to take with her mother, and how sho should like to go, tho next day sho ro ceived a check, with full permission to join the party. Ou her return in the autumn she re ceived in the same way, season tickets to certain musical entertainments sho had always longed for. When her friends be gau to make up classes of diU'erent sorts for tho winter, she received tickets for each. Nothing was forgotten, a new piano appeared for her Christmas present, und on her birthday a generous check with which sho was requested to refurnish her own room, a thine; she hud lone; desired to do. So it wont on, and if sho had not so steeled herself against her step-mother, sho could almost, have loved her for being the cause though remote of these Changes in her life. She never had so many sources of happiness, never was so easy about money and dress. When this had been going on for some time, she began to receive letters which professed to be from un old-fashioned friend, w ho w ished to bo of use to her mother's daughter, und signed herself "Your Fairy tiodinoLher." These letters were written with tho happiest tact. They began entirely un in tellectual subjects, to lead her thoughts, to direct her reading; and wdiile not alarming her pride or arousing sensitiveness, and never speaking of any person, they gradu ally led her to see many things in a differ ent light, broadened and deepened her character, and by guiding her reading and studies in music und art made great changes in bar. Margio delighted in them. She wns keenly desirous of tho best culture, arid she saw in them exactly what sho felt tho need of, the advice and help of a cultured und refined woman; ouo to iuko tsto place of a mother. She answered them with enthusiasm, aud It soon grow into u very frequent cor respondence. Once she ventured to speak of her life at home, aud hint of her unhap pinoss, but the unswer came promptly, gently pulling an end to this, and request ing her not to write about the family. Nothing of all these pleasures softened Margie's conduct toward her .step-mother. Unconsciously to herself, most of tho bit terness had gona out nf her heart; her yeur's mental mi l spiritual growth had raised her above her former self, but her manner was stereotyped, and she was not yet noble enough to acknowledge her mis take. Tilings were brought to a crisis in the Barnard household by a terrible accident. Keturuing ono utternoou front u visit to a friend, Murgio found the house in confu sion; two doctors' carriages before tho door; her father sent for; the children crying; the servants slauding around the halls. (Ju her appearance she was assailed with the news. Horses had run away, Mrs. Barnard was very badly hurt the doctors feared fatally. Thev werol in there now. "Where's father '!" was her question. "In the library, half crazy," was tho re ply. "Now," thought Margie, "now's my chance ! Now I can be a comfort to pupa" and throwing aside her street things she rushed in eagerly, lier father wus walk ing buck and forth, talking aloud in his sure distress. "O God !" he murmured, "I can not see her sutier! 1 can not have her die!" Margie stopped, awed by his grief. Ho went ou : "With her I loso every hold I have on life!" Margie could keep back no longer. "O, pupa!" she cried, laving her hand on his arm, "Don't say that! You have us children; we surely are something to you. I, papa, 1 will bo all I can to you." Ilor fulher hxikod at her, and the naugled grief and sternness of his face Margio could nevor forget. "Your" he said. " l'oi will comfort!' YTou have systematically and cruelly re polled the tenderest heart in the world! You have planted every sting in my heart thut was in your power, since slio conde scended to be a mother to my negbcted children, aud till a vacant lace in my beurt which no daughter however dear could possibly fill. Do you think your blessed mother would approve of you? Leave me nlono with mv grief." Margie crept out uf the room, stunned, crushed, struck wllu a sudden sense of her own abominable conduct. She hll been forgetful of her own mother's dyimr words ''Daughter, do evei'3 ihui you eii "to make papa happy, for my snlie.'' She felt her self a w retell ; she saw herself for once as ' : sh was, nnd felt with shuri, pninrt hot) her own dear mother wnuM regfird her. She went to her room, lil'ed with sham aiel remorse, and If ever thre hours o JHuiiteneo created a new spirit, Margli laniard was mado anew that bltfr after noon. Now began the strange experiences, lik nothing eiso, wdieu illness that may hi death tills a house. The children wen sent away; the house was kept dark anil quiet; a professional nurse came anil tooh charge; anxiety wns on every face, aud things were unnatural nnd gloc.uv. M argie found her animosity melted and gone, and the sotTerer b 'ing constantly in her thoughts she remembered, In spite ol herself, nil her kindness, all her gent.U el'orts to add to her happiness, all her at tempts to ninke the home bright and cher r f n I, and opposed to every thought of hoi sho remembered her own hatetul repulsior of every elTort, her own wicked priiU which had made her father unhunpy, dis. obeyed her mother's last request, ami brought tho onlv cloud over a haonv heme. At last shi saw something she cnild do Meals wero prepared in tho kitchen and taken up by the nurse, and Margie noticeii that they were most unattractively serveil on common dishes, with no attempt at n pleasing arrangement. "I don't S"e how nny one could relish food sent up like that," was her comment as she saw tho tray come out untouched She set herself to reform that. Sho pre pared a tray, with a dainty embroi b reii ten-cloth ns a cover, sugar In a tinv silvet bowl instend of a cup, tho invnlid's indi vidual cup, and a decorated plate, sub stituted a silver dessert knife for n greal steel dinner-knife, folded the most delicatt napkin sho had in a fanciful way and stuck it up in nn egg-shell tumbler, nnd last touch of all, placed a tiny vase with one hulf-opened rosebud In the center. That day the food w as tasted, and from that time tho troys that went into tin sick-room were daintily aud tastefully arranged. Tha invalid was doing well, and every hopo was cnt"rtaincd that she would re cover, but suddenly there was a dangerous relapse which no one could account lor. The doctor looked puzzled, and Margie, hovering around to hear what they said, heard a muttered remark about the care lessness r stupidity of nuis s, which led her to infer thut they blamed tho woman In charge. Sho walked directly into the room. "I'lense tell me, Dr. Jarvis," she said earnestly, "did I understand you tlint it is the fault of the nurse that this relapse bus occurred':"' Now Dr. Jarvis had known Margio from the cradle, and ho looked ot her for a mo men t. "1 don't say this nurse is not as careful as any of her clans, but of course no hired person can have the interest and take the care that a friend would do. 1 think eho would bo better for a little oversight." "Doctor, do you think could be of tuty uso'r" came tremblingly from her lips. "Certainly, my dear! a great deal of uso. If you only kept watch of the medicines, and saw that orders wero obeyed, you would be of great use; you might save "her life." Margie said no moro, but hurried to her room, put, on a soft wrapper, and when the doctor returned ho found her installed ii tho sick-room. Her step-mother, so wasted nnd ghastly, did not know her, and Margio went fre-tv about, the room, darkening a blind that admitted light in her face, smoothing tho bed-clothes, bathing the buruintr lace and hands. Dr. Jarvis gave his orders about medicine nnd treatment to her, and from that, moment she took charge. The lirst, time her father came in ho started at seeing her, but ns she was nt the moment engaged iu ultending to tho pa tient's wants he said nothing, ouly lockod at her sharply to see her object. Margie was not au experienced nurse, but sho was a bright girl, and her awak ened couscionco anil romorso made hor quick to observe aud very watchful. This cioso care was better than technical know ledge, under tho circumstances, and the patient improved at once. The Uoutor commended hor on his nest visit, and be fore tho end of a week announced the sick woman out of danger, thanks to the watch ful, intelligent care of Margie. She had u talk with her father, too, and when Margie wns leaving tho room thnt evening to eat her dinner, sho met at tho door her father, who took her suddenly iu his arms und kissed her, saying, brokenly: "My darling! Now you nro like your blessed mother. Do not remember tho hard words I said tho other day I wus beside myself with pain." "(), papa !" cried Margie, with emotion equal to his own, "you were right! I do served them. Do forgive mo!" niA hur ried away to indulge in ono more cry this time of joy. In the culm way in which tho very Ml accept whatever is offered, the step-muthi;'' had accepted Margie's ministrations. If at first recognition she wus surprised, sho was too weak to sav so, and before sho could talk much she Lad seen that Margio was won. l'erh'ips, too, sho had reson to know more of her character than was suspected, for a strango and overwhelming revela tion came to Margie a little later. She was able to sit up, and after Margio had helped her into a pretty wrapper, and the nurse ha 1 drawn Ler easy chair up to the window that she might look out and see tho coming of spring, in fragrant, ap ple blossoms that glorified a tree in tho yard, she asked Margio to take a key from her drawer, and get her something out of her desk. The nurse hnd left the room, and Margio opened the desk. There, lying open, as if just signed nnd ready to fold, lay n letter, such as she knew wcM. The handwriting was familiar in every lino; tho name was signed "Your Fairy Godmother." Siie stood a moiiiLMit, thunderstruck, tho lid of the desk in her hand. In all her conjectures as to the author of tho letters, nhe had never thought of her step-mother. She looked around; she saw her discov ery was known. A great love and pity and tenderness were iu the face she had iiuried iiuck to life; tears were in the eves, too, and the wastud arms opened earnestly- "O, my dear! won't you forgive mo, and love me?" trembled from her lips. A great wave of feeling rolled over Mar gie pride, shame, remorse, pain, love, respect, all iu one great sweep. She hesil uted she yielded. Tho cover dropped, and she was on her knees beside tho friend the step-mother. She buried her face ill her la)), she sobbed and v.opt aud could not speak, while the gentle, t bin hands stroked her hair, and words broken by tears fell from her lips. "Do not feel so, my dear! I hoped I could make you love mo I wanted it above all things I wanted to till that vacant mother-place to you I want you for my daughter." "Can you ever ever forgivo me:'" sobbed poor Margio. "So mean so un grateful so" "Do not say more, Margie," interrupted the tender voice of her step-mother, "don't speak ot tho past that is all over. Let us begin again on a higher basis. If I have won a daughter's love, I shall regret no pain in the winning. o She hud most completely wou a daugh ter's love. Margie gave to her who had boon tho source of all hor now pleusures the tender name of "Mother," and she oven had tho magnanimity to confess to tho girls w ho had stood by her all through, what a fatal mistake she had niuilu, and how near she hud come, through hor own pride and folly, to throwing away the hap piness of her own life, and wrecking that of her father as well. .V. '. h'xamincr. No stock is more fond of apples than horses. A few fivoii every day nt this season with or after their (Train will improve thoir appearance. Sour apples should not ho givon horsos wliou fed whole oats, us the two may catiso sore mouth, especially if the oats have U tough skin. Sore mouth from eating 4 hole oats is tho reason why mauv well fed horses can not be kept in jjood condition. Such horses will do bettor on meal mixed with moistened hay. A'tw t.ii'jlnri'l Ftirmrr. Tho cost of draining land is tho chief bug-bear which prevents many fanners from under-draining it. Hut the proper way to look at undcl'-dr;.iri-ing is as a puniiaiient investment, tot well-laid tile will practically last for ever. In this case only tho interest on tb.e first cost need be calculated, and under-draining will pay larger interest tlinti anything ol-so tho fanner can do. Albany Journal, THE BABY'S BANK. A Story of Domestic Life in Eight Chapters. A Story of Domestic Life in Eight Chapters. I. l.t- :'.!! I.l.l.lf -j1, !.'! ,'; .i , , i 1 '' i vv .;-"r STAlSTINIi A SWtM.S hank lot: n IK 11AI1V. "We'll open il in u year from now.'' A BIBLICAL QUESTION An Amusing Political Anecdote of Former Days and Men. There was a lawyer in New York in those days win! Lad a good il -al of "legislative busini s " (as it was called) nt Albany, nnd bad the ropiiiition of being able lo get al most any little privalo bill tluoiigh tho Legislature snugly and quickly. One day this lawyer brought up such a bill to Al bany, put it into the Assembly, passed it by Days and Men. II. . a L.l.iY':f'l, 'ill' ' TEMPTATION "I peed a little changu this liiorning cucss I'll tap the bank."' unanimous consent, rushed it into the Sen ate, got it through by unanimous consent in that body, and brought it the same day into the F.Nccutive Chamber, witli his own hands, for the Governor's signature. General Chamberlain took it, and promised to lay it before bis Kxcclloncy at the earliest mo ment. The lawyer went down to the Delavan House, had his dinner and a small bottle of wine, consulted the titne-tabie, and found he had time to run tip to the oapitol again and see that this bill was really signed be fore returning to New York'. TEMPTATION III. I , TV'"' VJ' ' , -mm e . - -' , ' . - . PECULATION " Going to the lodge to-night; must have plenty of small change about me.'' When lie opened the dour of the Kxectt tive room he beheld the General seated in his chair in a letlcctive attitude, with his forehead' and bis eyes fixed upon vacancy, lie started and .stared when asked about the little bill. "K-r-l-faet is," he explained, "I f-f-forgot all about your It-b-bill! You see I've been c-c-cotisidefing a deep l!-b-b-biblie;tl question." "A Biblical question !" said his visitor, "what the donee is that'.''' " -w-w-w by !" said the General, "1 was t-t-t trying to think w-w-w-what it was that IV. -iVLtv-'. -.V- r . .a DEFALCATION. "Got to have a few cents for car-faro. Too bad, but can't help it.'' our Saviour said to -.-Z-Zacchcus, when he found him up in a tree!" "What lie, said to Zacclieiis'.' Why, ho said: 'Come down, Zaecheus!' that's what he said. Hut what has that got to do with feigning uiy bill '." "The v-v-v-very tiling!" ejaculated the General, snapping his lingers, "tho very tiling! 'Come down, come down,' that's what he said, didn't he'.' I thought it was Botnethtng like that!" And ho relapsed into a deep reverie. The legislative lawyer looked at tho (Ion era! tor a moment, as the purport of the last remark broke upon him, and then there was a little whisper. ng business talk, and he departed with the signed bill and an in junction of beere.sy. Hut he thought the Iiiblic.il story too good to keep, and it soon became current in the lobby. The General was known thereafter as the "Iliblical Question." N'. 1". Jimriialist. Josh Billings' Wisdom. Tew learn yure oil pring to steal, make them beg hard for all that you give them Tew remove grease from a man's karuk ter, let him strike sum sudden lie. Flattery Is like colonu water, to bo smelt ov, not swallered. If a man hain't got a well-balanced head I like tew see him part his hair in the hud dle. There is only one, good substitute for tho mdearments ov a sister, and tint If. the en dearments nl sum other phcllow's sister. l'loty I, like beans; II secc g (t do (ho be! on poor silo. Going to law 1. like skinning a new-mllk cow for her hido. and giving the beef tew the law jcrs. About the hardest thing a phcllnw kan do Is tow spark lew girls at oust and pre serve a good average. I had rather tuulcitaik tew lie two good doves than one giKsl serpent. A good Wile is a s cot smile from I leaven. A lie Is like a kiit - It never comes tew yew in a slialght line. J'n rim ;s' .U-ptinii.r. Josh Billings' Wisdom. V. i if KtiiJ 9- DESPERATION. "Whew! only a quarter left! I must put something in to till it up." A SURPRISED NEGRO How an Empty Tank Yielded to His Muscular Strength. If there is anything Old Naee is proud of, il is his ability to lift heavy burdens, lie can carry with ease a trunk which few other men can lift. He is employed in the family of Judge Sniely. of liretihain, whose son Fred is a slndeiif nf flie I'niver sity of Texas. When I'rcd left home for the I'nhcrsitv, his careful mother had packed an immense trunk for him to take with him. Old Nace insisted on carrying the heavy trunk to the depot, which feat he accomplished without dilliculty. When vacation began Fred Snivcly, who had been leading a rather fast life at the 1'nivetsity, returned to his native town. Old Nace w . us on band to can y his trunk, He spit ou his hands and remarked: ".less watch me yank dat ar trunk on my shoul der. He leaned over, seized tho hatnlli-s, Muscular Strength. VI. "It's very strange you don't wan't to open the bank, Henry. The year was up yes terday, and it seems to be quite full." and tnada a mighty effort. Next moment lie was st Hiding on his head with his feet in the air, and tho trunk was lying some distance oil, wide open. There was noth ing in it but a tooth-brush and u paper col lar. 'V'lJ'KS MJ'tiwjs. , I EJ U Discouraging a Young Man. "Say!" ho vhisereil, as he suddenly turned to a young man silting beside him iua Broadway car, "don't waste your time ou me. That's n memorandum book you've been trying to get hold of for the last live minutes, and this watch isn't worth five dollars." "Sir!'' VII. ?tT- ' l -- '-V ': ij. ,H rrH ij 'I 'Very wi'll; if yim won't will." " Say, take my advice. I want to sefl you get along and do well really I do nnd n 1 w ere you I d rob a bank or through a train. It's jnd as bandy, von know, and there's always something in it." 'I'll,. V..IO, . ,,,,,, ,,,.! ...i , I. ,,,.!,. ,ll. couraged as he got oil' the car. .V. 1'. iltill. Too Clever by Half. Merchant (to clerk) "Here, 1 have just written out the following letter: 'Dear Sir: As respects the amount for which 1 am in ilclitcd to you, 1 beg to state that 1 intend to pay you in lull very shortly, as you are my principal eieditor, and the rest of my liabilities are scaieely worth mentioning,' etc., etc. 1 want you to make tniiiy copies of this letler and send them to tho addresses given in this list." Merchant (next dayl "Well, did you attend to that little mat ter'.'" Clerk "O, yes; but to save trouble 1 had the letters lithographed bcloie .send ing them oil." lliiinorixtisi ki: liliitUi: VIII. UIK Ol'KN'INO Of Till: HAN K. Large and varied assortment of .suspender buttons, carpet-tacks, steel ls-ns, hair-pins, etc Slow music. I'ucli. - 4."--' i ' ; An Old Acquaintance A dissipated old man applied at Qu:u term-aster's, ollice in Sail Antonio for position ns clerk. "Do you know an thing alnnit general management of the ollice'.'" asked tho olli ccr. "Do I know anything about General Management'.' 1 should smile. 1 knew him when ho wus a Lieutenant." Vcx.oi 6'itiny.. FOR OUR YOUNG FOLKS ONE NOSE ENOUGH. rh'ht flnu.'H, Ten toe-i, 'I tvo ees, A let one no :o. l,Hl- s.l it. When -hesrielt the rose: "I Ol. n t.nl il pil v I've only one nose Two! In i v I ol A ml ,o t I'l el II," 'I il in; me l o: llubv mi.. I. W le c siie -'dio.ir 'i fine . t the tmiid: enooeh !'" no-.e '.. i'i.i. .., n I . -iil'i I erit;. : fi i..il. -fTlirr A FAIRY WAND. Thp Wonile rfnl Trunsformaf ion Whlrh fitllin to Cllilll:! Ann's Doll Unities. j - go the a Mil'y was in a very ill-humo", and j thought siie had n ery reason to feci j that fate was treating lief very cruelly; j fur a mi-step mi the stairs when going dn'.vn t breakfa-t the dav before had ' resulted iu a sprained ankle, and of' course she cnuMa '. go b the Grove Hill pienV. The donor litid said thai she unist I e still for several d:i s, and that it might be a week before she could go about again as usual. ""1 don't know how I urn going lo got through this day." she said to lier j moiher. l'e road everything in the house that's at all interesting, nnd I don'l feel like working on my embroiil- I ery.'' "1 uuiiM sit with von if 1 could spare tue tunc, said her mot her, 'but I must preserve ilm-e cherries I bought yostor day. It won't do to keep lliein any j longer. Vou'il have to amuse yourself ;ls liesl you can until I am through."' Mie left the room, and M . 1! lay bark I on her eu-li:o:is :m I tried to iii'ag'tie 1 what was going on al drove Hill, j rrobiildy llie boys were putting up! swings atnl hammocks, and the g'ri were nil i.i ! very direction hunting wild flowers and ferns to press. Grove lliil was a fan. otis place for picnic One could be always sure of having a good time there. "Ob, I ifis.'i I could have gone." sighed poor Milly. and the tears were beginning to gather in her eyes again, wliot. the sound of l'liima Ann's sing ing gao a new direction Lo lnr thoughts. Kinma Ann was a little Mack girl who lived close by. Her mother went out by the dav to wash and iron, and Kmma Ann "minded" tin- hoii-e, a little di lapidated woodeu building very much in tn-ed of paint and a new chimney. Kinma Aim's voice was shrill, and by no means pleasing. Sim was singing "()et Jordan" to her family of dolls, who were being arr ived for the day in the garments they had cast aside on retiring to bed the previous night, and .she gave them llie b. nelit of nil the dice she had. There were six dolls, all more or le-s damaged by wear and tear, and a etooked-tieck squash with a piece of calico about it. which always occupied a remote con. or, and aided the pail of a servant. Kmma Ann was very attentive and con siderate with the dolls, but the poor squash was treated witli no ceremony whatever. .Milly had never taken any interest in llie Utile black girl, and now. feel ing cross and disapoointed, she allowed her-elf lo become irritated by the shrill melody. "I've half a m'nd to call lo her to. stop," .she thought, angrily; but be- fore she had time to do so, l-.mma Ann Stopped suddenly of her own accord. iMillvsat. up atnl looked out of the window. Kmma Ann bad put the dolls in a vow, and taken from the rustic seat a dilapidated book in which she was c ii lent ly searching; for something. She was a funny-looking little girl,; with a very black face, and a w ide mniii Ii. lier hair, tig :htlv biaided. all onl ine which ther, w lio stood out in si ll' little horns lier head tin I her dres wa- , belonged lo her nn nad once weighed The skirt near!, two liutidn had l.cen cut oil' i d pounds, ntil it tell ot:lv '. sleeve i Kmma Ann's knees, and lie wore turned up to her shoiil- del--, but the waist was as large as ever, and hung :n tobls about the small liguiv. Tin1 iiioilicr promised regular ly every morning that sho would over dat ib'rc body when she done found time," Inn lunula Ann feared, with good reason, that llie lime would IU1', cr be found. "Such dolls!" thought Milly. mental ly comparing fiie members of Knimi Ann's household to the wav beauties which had amused lier own childhood, "and the clothe- look as ii Knmia Ann had mad'1 them her-cll," which in trill h, I lie case. "Now l's.i ready to read ler yo'," naid the little black girl, addressing her family in the most altcctionaie tones. "Hi re's a heap mo' ob dat book I w as readin' t'd' )n' jistiddy. Heidi's d.1 place 1 bl oil'. Now nay ' lent ion ' u' iloan let me hear no fu-sin'. '' She bent o cr the book so closely that the little horns on her head almo-1 toite'ied il, an I began lo read slowly and laboriously, spoiling out faithtulh every word of more than lour letter-. How can 1 go the p-a-l a-c-c in t-h-e-s-o rags.1' olga. -The I'-a i r-y wa-x -cd In r mag-io wand, the rags fell li'.uii tlig.i and she stood rob eu in gold mid blue - a sil-vcr gir-tlle about - her wai-st. At this lived hei- iii:t the reader paused, and cs xvith cold -cvcritv ou one of the dolls. "What's dat yo's saving terxo's sis ter, Maud K.v. line:' Hoan go b r givin' lu-r no foolish notions 'bout her clo'es. bey's all yo' po' mammy kin buy fo' yo', an' yo' mightcr be glad yo' done got anv M'all. Hii1. ef dat fairy we's been readin' 'bout would jess come long heah. someday, I reckon we'd ax ilc loan ob dat wan' fo' a few minutes.'' Milly couldn't help laughing out loud: but lunula Ann didn't bear her, so deeply was she absorbed iu her fam ily. " Now, I'se got tor go ter carry mammy her dinner. Hoan none ol yo' children git inter no mischief till 1 git back." She went into the house, and Milly heard her opening and shutting the stoxedoor. Kx idently she xvas warm ing up something left from breakta.st. 1'ie-cnlly she came out with her sun bonnet on, and a tin pall in her hand, and with a parting glance in the direc tion of fiie Milium-r-hoiisc, opened the small gate and xvent slow ly down the el reel. .Milly watched her disappear around a corner, and was about lo sink back upon her cushions again and resume lier reverie aboiit the way iu which the young people at Grove Hill were en joying themselves, when a sudden idea ei. ed lu-r. "I'll do it!" she cried aloud, iu her cxcilemeiiU "It xv ill be the best kind of l'tili." She rang a bell on a table bear lier, and xx Inn the serv ant appeared, as tonished her very much bv asking hel lo go over to llie Mimniei' house nnd briii"; avvi.y uli Kmma Ann's dolls. I ! ! r i I ' ! ' i j l ' j ! ; j i , j " 1 want to tako their nionsuro fof some new clothes, Jane,'' sho said, n- the girl hesitated, "nnd you mostn'6 suv a xxord about it to Kinma Ann." Jane was interested al own, and in less than threo ininut'is Kiutna Atia't treasured family lay in Milly's lap. Such clot lies as they had on! Oni dress was of bed ticking, another of a piece of coarse bagg ng: a ragged dish tovvol did dutv as a sbaxx I, and a pieoo of an oid she,.) was all that coxeroJ n big rubber doll minus an iirm and a iio-e. One young lady was littingly at tired for xvarin weather iu a cesium cmi-i i-t.ng ot a faded green gar..e veil. There was pletilv of time to take all necc -ary measurements and rc-toro the dolls to their places in the summer-boii-e bclorc Kinma Ann returned, anil she s;iw no ro.i oil to mi-pod that tlicy had all been on a journey during her absence. Mo!y found in the "bundle drawer' all tiie prciiy silk, satin and musi4 pieces she xv anted, and iier mother eoii- tt'ibtiicd some morocco for shoes uuj. several yards of narrow lace. I low .Milly sowed that afternoon She had freipirntlv dressed dolls foC f urs, and understood the work thor oiighl.. She found sashes in her ril. l o:i-l.o, and ripped to pieces an old straw bonnet to make little hats. Tho hist dress sM made was of blue gauze, and she took from her ho of einbroid i cry materials enough silver braid an 'inch wide for a g.rdle. The tiuicj passed so rapidly, now that she was in- lerested and bu-y, that it xvas seven o'clock bcf.de she was axvare of il and half the picnic party pass,.,! by beforil she had given even one thought to their return. Half a do.en girls came in to see hep lb 1 not morning to tell her of tlui events of the previous day. and wero very much surprised to lind her so) cheerful and busv. liut their surprise ceased when sha told tin-in what she was doing for Km ma Ann. Of course they were interested at once, and very naturally they wanted to help, so as to hav e a right to sharn in the lit i if black girl's pleasure. And so, in le-s than half an hour (hero xvero I seven pall's of busy hands instead of only one. Milly's mother gave the whole party a nice lunch at one o'clock was very little time spent but (hero over it. so anxious wero the girls to get at their xv ork again. And so untiring xvas their indiistr. that by live o'clock every ono "' Kinma Ann's dolls was provided u i t Ii a complete outhl. I Kmma Ann, inn otiscious that thero ! w ere fairies working for her. w as giv ing lu-r family a meager .supper before put- , ting 1 hem to bed. ' How are we going to get her away from 1 1 ii in '." ' asked Holly I'rentiss, anx iously. "1 am just cra.v to hear what she'll say when she sees them all i dressed up." j '"Suppose I have Jane send 1 1 r on an errand to t he .-lore y" said Milly's mother. "She is an obliging litllo i thing, and is always ready to run on cr- rands for any one." The girls agreed that this was a very ' bright idea, and they had the .satisfac tion presently of seeing little Kmma I Aim go out of the gate and down tho street, clutching tightly in one hand the memoranda Jaue bad given her for j the grocer. I She had scarcely turned the corner I before Holly was over the hedge and in j the suinnicr-house, gathering the dolls ' in her arms. 1 'Hurry! hurry! hurry!" she cried, as 1 she enteied the sitting-room again, all out of breath, and Hushed xvith excite ment, "there's no time to lose." There was great anxiety for fear tho dolls would not be dressed and in their places again before Kiiiina Ann re turned, but Ibis was needless, tor ho was absent, nearly half an hour. She gave Jane Hie articles she had brought, and then turned her Mops once toward the Miiiimer-lioiise, evi dent ly intending to complete the ta.sk of put ting her laluily to bed. The girls, peeping through the daf.". of the sitiiiig-room window blinds, saw ler p iii-e on the stops, and raise both hands in astonishment. "He bin's Mikes!" she ejaculated, and too much surprised to stand, fell in a little heap on t he siiiiiiiu-r-lioii-e lloor. Win ii -he had recover carefully examined eacl lier face expressing the faction and curiosiiy. she sprang to her feet tiing around like a lilile "He fairy! dai s it! she'd come al dig heah, come while l'.e a wav. d a little, sho i doll in turn, liveliest satis-rii- ii suddenly Old went spiu toototum. I was wishiti' an' she's done le lan! dat lnii-li sccb , T bei a povv'lul line vv an' t r put n my chilleiis!" ' Sic- laughed, sang ami danced in tho wildest excitement, then, breathless, sank down on the lloor again, and again carclully examined tin- dolls. "Hcv 's mine! dey's e'.ci-y bit mine!'' she said. "Won't mummy jis' shun', when she sees 'eliliJ Klieli Klia 'Ki.'- j bclli's got a dress," taking up the poor s. pcish, for which bollv had made a voluminous mother hubbard" of green gingham. "Who'd a thought da', fairv'd ' meinl icrcd Klia T.i'bcih!" ' she was -till talking and laughing to In i self xv hen the girls vvmu home, and -he never knew who it was toai had .waved that wonderful tairy wand. -Viic. no; It. Jfi '!vu:t.l in -V. V. '.Va?d (Ki ''. MIKADO SEALING-WAX. A Tree; ulliiioiry Mctldol ltorrowit from the Wily ,launcs(. ( l.ld Id!, r paper and invitation cards arc eagerly sought by ladies w ho have much correspondence, and very few Use the old-fashioned white noto paper. ( hie note paper i cream groim of the newest things in . tin- Mikado. It has a 1 on xvhich are dainty rainbow colors in give a decided toiu mar the effect of irregular lines that while they do not the xx riling. The l w ith a Japanosn .Mikado scaling-xva hieroglyphic accompanies the paper. "Auiiimii leaves" arc revived from last year xvith a few changes. The paper is made to I'e-ciulle an oak or maple leaf, and its edges are marked xvith tiny, beautifully .shaded leaves. The en velope, oblong in .shape, is finished in the same w ay. Kor more general u-il tho pajier has the note form. Invita tion cards for teas, kettle-drums ami "al homes'' are seen in ninny fancilul designs. The sipiare still' card is In general use, and iu one corner or tho center are little etchings, water-colors or prints. One of I he ipiai litest show a three-legged table andaliltle (ireetia xvny girl pouring tea from a Japanese pot. Another has a number of tea-kettles and tea-canisters w all.ing together about cups, saucers, a sugar and crcuiu bowl. A. i. .)iuniu(i ouiiri'.n1. - Iu Siaiu they cut the tails of the cats so as to leave each tail au inch long. Then they dve tbe animals a bright yellow, xxliieh makes them look. cry gay.