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PALM AND PINE.
runuiiT rrtaicoTr trorrottix CouMit thou, (treat Fitlrv, cle to ma The linOaut'i wUli, that 1 intjrtit pe Of ill the earth' that one drr ilbt Kuuwn on It In a dratn'a delliihl, 1 would, be n r til tome. Island steep, Id niiif remote ml u d bright deep, bee Lib In heaven above in now A palm tree wave i t n rlnthinlo bought And yet thin oM p!ne'a liauirhtr crown, Sinking lt c.ou I of lverdown, Wh tpers me tnaU-i.e f Plrmie tuues And murmur of tlmm awful ruiieg Which tell by tubtile pll and power Of necret tTint'ttlilea, Hie hour When far In the dark North the miow Atnoiij; great bci begins to blow. Nay, thou iwpet S uth of heat an 1 balma, Keep a'l thy proud and plumy palms, Keep all thy fragrant tlery mae, 'Itiv purple k!e, thv purple sea! Thesrt lioiizhs f Messing lia 1 not fall. These voice altilti in theale, The vik'or of these ina:l.t lines 1 will content me wlihinv oincst Jlurj-'r't JJazir. Johnny's Summer Boarder, i:v kmily HKWirr i.i:i.am. I. His real name was John Hamilton Lamberton. but no one in his fain ly or ll tho iM'L'hhorhood over called Ivm inything but Johnny, even though he vas grown to be a tall young man six eet high, with shoulders accordingly, aid trim brown ide-whiskers that gave lis healthfully tinted faiv an FuglisU ouch, only be was not aware of it. res, every one, from tho long settled talf-fanner minister who preached in he old church, down to the dozen boys md girls who trudged over the h lis to lie 1 1 i -1 1- ct school, called him "John jy" in the merriest and most aflectiou Ite manner, and was always sure of a feasant response and generally a hap y smile that showed a row of teeth as hito and clean as a hound's. Hut there came a time, alas, when lob ll ii s sm le vanished from his face md h s kindly brown eyes returned lilt a sad erecting. It was the time vhen, within a week his father and nother were borne to the burying jround on the bills de that lay remind Ugly in v.ew of the church w ndows. I'hev were so happ ly uni'e 1 in th ife, it was but natural that they should jo awav together into the great new lotintry that awaits us all. Hut their 'oiii" was iduiost more than Johnny, heir only child, could bear. At tir-t lo thought he must sell the farm and jo far away into now ivm and try to orget his grief somewhat. Yet, after l few slow passing weeks, this desper ite cond.tion gave place to a gentler iidncss and the feeling that the old tome was now doubly dear, because vherovcr he looked and whichever way le turned everything rem nded b in liore strongly than when the father tnd mother were lv:ng of the faithful learts w ho had toiled and planned and laved solely for him. A willow ed aunt remained with him liter the burial announc ng her deft-ruination to stay tin t 1 the poor bo. ould collect his wits and know what la was going to do. Sho was a mel incholy woman who had been Mi Mourning" for somebody or ot her near y all the days of her life, ami this loss )f a dear s.stcr onlv freshened the jrape on her black bonnet, and gave a lai rower and sob rer stripe to her fav rile black and white gin-ham gowns. "1 did think," she confided to a nejh )or. "that I'd have a black sateen with i sprig in it for this summer -just to iveu up a little, you know but now lister Mary's gone 1 can't llare out in my sprigs. Ah. me! Life. s but a Iream. a fleeting breath, how soon the rapor ll.es!" And yet in sp'te of Aunt .lane's apti .ude for mourning she was, in a sad Hid -ompo-d way, vrv fond of the iright and stirr ng things of 1 f. Hav jig lived for a long time in a large lianufactur ng town sue found quiet 'arm-life very depressing. Sue s gtied Uldiblj for olec'.r c I L'hts arid -treetj jars, missed the clamor of mill-whistles j llld church bel's mid even bemoaned he Mbsccnco of the strong-voiced bti TS f obi iron and paper rags JoniiUV tr.fd his best to cheer hv sad mints. Fverv tinn be went to "the I Junction," as their little railroad town I ;as locally des gnated, ho brought lome a Daiiburv News or a D-tro t Free Fir's for her spec al reading, and i ll the evening he played his least I mournful airs on his violin; but Aunt j trunk and a satchel aril in tho Fx Jane remained uin-heered. "Such a press oll'ie a box. I will go and sit .onesome little f un lv to do for that's with poor Browney until you are ready. ;he trouble w th nif," shu grumbled. ! Here, James! Come, .sir, quiet down "What is the good of going through all the rigmarole of house-keeping just to 'eed a hired man and a lured girl -for Johnny's appetite is no where in keep ng w th his si.o ami I was always a unall ealer." Probably it was from casting about for offsets to lonesomeness that Aunt Jane was led to hit upon the. summer boarder idea. "There are tw-o front hambers ami the parlor that could be (pared just s well as not. And then I'd have something to take up my adnd," she argued. So Johnny wrote some advert se tnents and sent them to l.oston and New York newspaper. They were modest and truthful ad rertiseinents. There, were only two or three warr and never to be caught o'd trout in all the length of Chei ry Creek, to he made no allusions to "capital fishing." and a no boat could turn ibout the creek, even at its widest part, h refrained from mentioning 'line bos ting." Mosqti toes sometimes in ;ndnuated themselves in an about the place, so he did not nllirm that they were entirely unknown. And as there wm 1 tile to hunt but a family of crows who had the rnest in Hemlock Swamp, be put forth no tempting statenvnt to yearning n mro Is. He only mentioned 'rooms and board in a privato fain ly In a pleasant country region," and so lived on at easo w th his eornc ence. 1'he family was certainlr a quiet one, and pleasant" was almost too mild a term for the trulr noble scenery In which the farm was located. Greatly to Johnny's surprise and to Aunt Janes perterbation for the par lor was to bo repapered before lha re ception of guests there caino a speedy response to the advertisements. A young lady, a little ill from over study, wanted board in a quiet and pleasant region, and wished to bring with her a ma d, a pony and a dog. Sho would frankly state that the dog was a very large one, and if objected to she must try some other place Tho note was signed "Mary Fleming." Johnny after losing himself for a few moments in admiration of the neat and llowerliko grace of the writer's penmanship, and breathing in a faint delightful fragrance from the creamy paper, wrote a reply stating that tho dog could come and welcome, and that if Miss Fleming would kindly name tho time of her arrival at the Junction a wagon would bo in waiting for her. Others might have Used the word "con veyance," but it was Johnny's way to Use silwavs tin simp'est language. Miss Fleming's immediatn answer stated that she would arrive on tho P. M. train, on the 1 't h of the month. It was then the t)th of the month, which, by the way, was the perfect ono of Jlllie. Loneliness lied awav from Aunt Jane. A young lady, a maid, a pony and a dog! How enlivening! In tho tumult of putt ng tho two bed rooms in order, repapering the parlor and stocking the prov sion p.intrv with all sorts of good ies likelv to bo rel.shed by a slightly ill young lady, the four days swiftly passed. Johnny meaiwhilu built a ken nel of goodh s ze a Ijoiu ng the wood shed, swept and garnished a stall for the pony, mowed the grass in the front vnrd, surveyed with satiasfctiou his Nourishing fields- (if wheat and corn and was glad that the 11 es and roses and spice-pinks that bordered the front walk wero beginning to open. The tiny arrived and was one of those utterly perfect days that give on an idea of what the weather in Paradise must be. Johnny, in a fresh blue b!one and his secotidbest trousers, drove tranquilly to the station. He was very far from having any personal fe-ding i ovt-r the approaching m 'et ng. For 1 was there not a great gulf between j young ladies who traveled about with j mai ls and ponies and dogs, and plain i farmer people who worked from sun i rise to sunset for their l.v ng? Still he ! would not have been twe-nty-two years ' old and human if he had not wondered ! what she Would like. lb fancied she would be tall with eye-glasses on her j noso and a great deal ot rustling ilk drapery about her, and that she would speak in a sharp and fretful way to lo r maid be ng a little ill and out of sorts and also wearied with the journey. Or mavbe she would be thin and pale and langu d and angelic, and would be sup ported by her maid who would bo nm stantlv help ng her to sineliing salt and fans. '1'he train was just pulling out of the station as he arrived. Hitching b s horses he walked into the waiting room. It was vacant except for a pale, middle-aged woman m a gray mohair duster wit h a basket on her arm. who leaned back in her chair w.th closed eyes and Up generally anguish ed expression that accompanies a se vere headache. .Johnny then walked around tin platform, looking cast, west, north and south, and seeing no one hut the u-m-i 1 village sightseers who alwa s congre gated at, "train time" very likely she was a train late; or maybe she had changed her mind; or had grown too ill to take the journey. Suddenly a brisk little person m a navy blue llannel gown with a sailor collar and a sailor hat that sat nautically upon her short re 11 ih gold curls, tr ppe I out of the baggage-room followed by an im mense. St. Ib'rnard dog who, m huge platform-shaking capers was trying to express h s j t that his railway woes were at an end. "The maid and the dog. anyhow," thought Johnnv. and stepping forward announced himself the m I vidual who had come to meet Miss Fleming. Yes?" with that r sing inlleetion that in some girls can be verv charm ing. "I am M ss Fleming. And are voii Mr. Lamberton?" No common farm-hand, Mis Fleming reflected, could have siedi a handsome, lclinel and intelligent face. "Yes, my name is I.ainb'Tion," said Johnny; and since it was the first time in all his If that he had been called "Mr. Lamberton" he felt a strange thr 11 of pleasure and pride, "The pony w 11 come on n !:."( I fre'ght to-morrow morning, and I will walk in and get her if you are not too far out. Threo miles? Oh, that will be inst a line stroll for Jam and m. there a There's poiue baggage in and lie sensible!" "Never have I seen just such a girl," was Johnny's thought, as she vanished into "the waiting-room. "So business like, and so pivtlv, and not at all 1 ke anvth ng I expeete !.'' Kveu Miss Fleming's luggage was something unusual--i little leather trunk hardlv large enough to hold three gowns, while the express box proved to be a violin case. As for the large and soni'Mvhat shabby satchel, that was plainly marked Fmniebne Ilrown--and lienc must belong to "poor llrowney." A violin a g rl's violin! Johnm could hardly believe his senses. He carried it to the wagon ami placed it on the seat in which he was to ride as ten derly as if it were a slepping habv, and all through the ride honi", through the leaf-sweef air of fresh summertime, he gnar led it from every jolt and turned to it often with an air of loving regard. "Very 1 kelv it is one of the best," he thought "and I hope she will play this verv evening." The maid being speechless w'th head ache. M ss Flem ng addressed her few remarks to Johnny and the dog. Sim expressed admirat on for the landscape here and there, spoko fondly of soma Jersey cows feeding 'ii a pasture hvtho roadside and noticed tho gait of John ny's sleek colts. "It is a comfort to ee horses keep exact step like that, and it makes the r work so much easier,' she tail. Tho rolts were Johnny's special prido and a flush of grateful pleasure bright ened his faoe at such unexpected appreciation. "They know their names and they can shake funds and pick up my hat," he sa d witlt calm elation. Oil, is it possible? What a delight they must le toou! 1 hopo they w.ll like my Z"phyr. She is a good-hearted merry little soul, but ha no accom plishments, w hatever.' Thus in pleasant though fragmen tary conversation tho farm-house was reached. M ss Fleming rested a b id's we ght on Johnny'h proffered hand and htepped lightly to the ground, while the maid, with a smothering groan, de scended as if made of glass. "Poor Ibowney! you shall have some tea and a long, long sleep," sa d Miss Fleming in a lender voice. Johnny was glad to see Aunt Jane wa ting on tho porch with ono of her best wh te aprons brightening her black dress and her face as smiling as a per manent mourner' s could well be; and as he removed the luggage from the wagon he cast an eye alter Miss Flem ing, hop ng he would notice tho candi- 1 u in bbes near the gate and the red roses furt her on. Sure enough, shedid notice them, and actually put down her little iiiix! to them. What an uncom mon girl! The next morning Miss Fleming's wakmg ears were greeted by the sound of steadly decerning rain "Oil, my poor Zephyr!" she mnruiered, going to the window and look ng out upon the weltering world. "Mi 11 be heart broken to find no one to meet her after her dreadful ride." With cant ous niovcm uits, that she tniglit not disturb the sitmiierers of I'rowney in the room adjo uing, M ss Fleming dressed and went down stairs. "Mreakfast will be ready in about seven minutes," sa d Aunt Jane, after they had exchanged greetings, "and while you're waiting luavl.e you'd like to step down to the barn and see how your pony stood the journey. Johnnv saw the storm coining up. so he look an early start, and he got back w th her ail safe and sound j 1 1 -1 us the lirst drops were coming tlowu. Cute little boast, isn't she? Just step into my rubbers and take this iinibcnl. and the walk from the kitchen door tnkes you right lotliebtrn. '1'he dog's there, too; he takes to Johnnv, already, as if lie be longed to him." "It was ever so kind of Johnnv of Mr. Lamberton," sad Miss F'einng obediently stepping into the rubb-rs. On. Johnnv is (t'tr'i'i kind." said Aunt .lane with a proud sur.le. Mi-s Fleming found Jolnniv brushing Sotne lasf specs of tlllst lioiu Zqdisr's sleek coat. "How good of you to think to do th;s, Mr. Lamberton! I fee! vrv much in debled to Ton," said Mis Fleming, lav ing her cheek against the pony's nose and receiv ng a litt e wninny of wel come. "If I can hear your violin, lc an I by, I shall be well lepa'd," answered John nv boldly from the other side of the poll v. Oh, indeed roil shall hear it until you are tired of t, I'm afraid, for I've taken but a few lessons and am only a torturing amateur. It is sort of a res! for me, however," and Miss Fleming sighed a l.ttle. If I were xour father I wouldn't let you study so hard." :i d Johriuv, stoop ing to look at noth ng whatever on the p"ii' s hoof. "It is not mv father's fault I havo nofath -r nor mother." answered Miss Fleming gently. "If I've stud e l a lit tle too constantly I've oily myself to thank, lbit I do so want be a great physician." What a litt'e girl like you? You can't be mop tlmri fifteen or sixteen." hh d Johnnr forget i in g his hashfulnss in bis asfod sliment. "Hear me! s,, mnnv people make that mistake. Win. I sh ill be tuent v next August and if I live I shall grow older," she added with a merry laugh. "And Fin going on twenty-throe," said Johnny as if this information was soniei hing to the po nt rind he laii"h- : ed. too srid somehow did riot feel afraid I of M s, Fleming any more, j After breakfast. is the rain still eon ', tinned and outdoor work was impossible ! Mi'.s Fleming 'i d ho would br ir' down her violin and d scliarge her debt if Mr. Lunberton was ready lo listen. Miss Fleming could play, as'id" from In-r exere ses, a few simple a is. She played accurately, and her violin was evidently capable of the sweetest and richest tilths. Johnny h ungr, 1 y w a teh ed the instrument. How far beyond his own it was in beauty and power! Suddenly Mis Fleming turned to him "Perhaps ou play," she half question ed. "A 1 ttle,"answered Johnny modest ly 'Iry this," she iid, eagerlv extend ing to him the viol n. "Mv Uncle bought it in London, and it is aid to be an uncommonly good instrument." Johnny had ting oed a violin ever since h was six years old. II" had gamed some knowledge of "notes" at the village school. Oc vision illy he had treated himself to a batch of sheet music. So he was not quite at loss for something good enough for even Miss Fleming to hear. In his delight over the sweet r li qualities of the violin he forgot. after a few moments that anyone was listen tig to him and so pl.ivedali the better. At the conclusion of his selection M ss Flemiog (dapped her hands, and there were tears in her eyes. "You plav better than m te.-ieher does. Let me take lessons of '"''" she exclaim ed impulsivolr. "Of iut ' ' said Johnn , and tho very tips of his ears grew red. 111. Aunt Jane, who de u ly loved to talk to everybody and to draw out from them their inner lives, was not long in making the acquaintance of Miss Fleming's maid, who. it quickly turn ed out. was not M ss F.emlng's ma d in the least, but an overworked dress maker brought out to tho country by the kind heai to I young woman for a few weeks of rest. 'Last summer," M s llrown went on to explain in a confidential under tone, as sho and Aunt J.mo were soci ably shelling peas on the back porch, last summer it was a poor little latne girl sho took with her up near tho White Mountains, it was an I the sum mer before that a young lady who was studying with he t school ami hadn't much money. This summer it's blest hor heart!-and I feel five years younger already. Hut don't let her know that you know! She thinks I'll feel better, coming with her as a maid, as if I were piying my way, don't you see? Itich? Oh, res. rich coinparod with poor folks about eighty thous and, or so if sho don't give it all away. Does just what she pleases, al ways, lbit such sense! Her uncle sas she has a better head than ho has, any da., and thinks sho ought to bo hii guardian 'stea I of it being the other way about." Of course Aunt Jane promised never to disclose the little ruse regarding the maid," but that very night she button holed Johnny as be was going oil" to bed and told him the facts of the case. Ami Johnny in his own mind was not the least surprised. All sorts of angel ic deeds might orig nato in .sci a girl. All, you lovers of misunderstanding and tbsappo nt inent and heart-break, von shall find nothing to your liking in this simple tale' Tuat two voung people like these I have so brokenly described, should coup? to l ive each other, is as natural a thing as the des cent of water when its way leads down an nclined plane. And vet neither was full aware of the sweet and and all poses ng passon, until arrived the morn ng of separa tion. It was when the little leather trunk and the viol n were borne out of the house that Johnny's heart grew sick with both joy and agony the joy I of conscious love and tho .agony of re niinciat ion. It was when Miss Fleming went down the front walk for p'rhips the last tune for life is uu ei tain that wild pangs sc;.o I upon her soul, and ; her eyes grew so misty under the sa I 'or hat t pped unnaturally forward, that the bright dahlias and gladeoli bo side the path turned into a mere blur of col or. Aunt Jane had kiss I hor on both cheeks and toid IcT with tearful fervor t that it w as j u sf about like g v ng up the .sunshine, and possibly her tears were j contagious. The St. llernard lingered on his front I porch rug and displav d no enthusiasm ! for this part eular trip to the Junction. "Well, James, is it possible ouieal ' l v don't wh to go wi' Ii Hi-?'' called j b iek Miss Fo'iiiing having got rid of , of Icr wet yes, and iniling quite mer- I James rose with a melancholy niein j and cani" slowly down the path saying j as plainly as possible "I don't see the i neessjfy of a change. I'm fur m re ! comfortable here than in town. How ever i know mv uu v. "Mr. Lamberton." said Miss Flem ing as Jo'iimv handed her into the wagon and this time she chose the front seat and the violin went oyer to Miss liiown's care "I'm going to til nk about .Iain s all the wav to the js'ation, and if I can makeup my mind i to part with him, I will give him to t oii. He I kes the country so! how he I has enj yed wad ng in tho brook and i st rol ' in g about in the lb-ids this siim ! iner!" j "Oil, you must never think of giving j him awav. He's a dog among a thous ! and. He knows this is no lm-re trip I to the post ollice -he knows lie is not I com n g l ack : i sinu! Ah, Janit 11. .Se, ill mi' us expres s you old 1 ! j fellow!" j ''If We should conn j HI T. "s a d Miss 1'ielll' remember you as if h again next suin ig sh ly, "he will h;id been aW.1V I but a dav. " J "I w sh human beings remembered , as well," sai I Johnny with a cynicism l wholly new in mm. ! "Some do, I am sure " said M ss- i Flcni ng lio'icful ly. j Johnny tlicke. I at the grasses at the I roadside with his whip. He had no need to drive rapid I v there was plenty of time f..r reaeji ng the station. "I ho;.e mi will com again n -Xt i siinimer," he said in a low voic. I "I hope so. too," sai l Mi-s Fleming simply. Then she J seemed to ll'T t he went on in what boldest and most 'I -I this place! iiiest summer of :nv o 1 ve here always. I5v this time her reckless manner It has hi'.'ii th" hap life. I should like t I like Aunt Jane."' cheeks w re burning red and she turned her f ice awav. Would it b' a goo I place for a a talented physician? inll you live here?"' and Johnny dared to fasten his eyes intently on I he roses that could not be wholly hobb-n unless Miss Fietn ilg dislocated lief neck. "I could practice in a small wav. I could do good here as well as any where. I should like to be a farmer as well as a doctorI think," and she laughed slightly. "Oh. gracious me!" cxel iinvd Miss l'rown, "I've dropped m handker chief one of mv best ones, too and I ! ha I hju-t a minute ago. I'll run back j and get it." j "No no," remonstrated Johnny, I'll I find it," prepar.ng to jump. Put tho I lively M ss Prown was already on tho ground and walking back toward awhile oiqeci mat lay several rous omani. Was !t Providence? Or was if sim ply M ss Prown? Johnnv did not paue to consider. This dear sweet girl loved his native town and liked his Aunt Jane and she wanted to bo a firmer ami he loved her with all his soul and sho was go ng away 1'hen take mv farm and take mr I've loved you every in nute since I first paw you. Hon't be angry! You are going awav, and I can't help tell ng yon. Please give me on- word! tell me you don't really hi't nf!" "I don't really mf von!" murmured Miss Fleming, and turning toward him she looked sh lv in his face with her softly smiling eyes. One look into those eyes and a great wave of blis engulfed Johnny. He stooped for he was very tall, you re member and qu ckl kisnd the rose red cheeks and the weet tender truth ful mouth that actually kissed back, and then both turned to look for Miss Prown. Sho was just pouncing upon tho white object Como back with mo now! don't go awav, at all." urged Johnnv. "i will como back on the firstof Mar yes, perhaps on the 20th of April, for I want to be in time for gardening, you know!" and Miss Fleming sat up very eroct and assumed a gerious bnsi ness air. verv comical to an observer 1 hoi over head and ears in love. It seemed very comical to Miss Urown, who Hiuilod very knowingly as Johnny politely assisted her in the wagon. And then they drove on. Very tender and frequent wero tho letters that flew back ami forth through the golden uutunin and tho Kiiowy w li ter. And it was in reality on tho L'oth of March, instead ot the L'Oth of April, that Johnn y brought home his bride. The spring was uncommonly early that year. Mtlwitukce Wisconsin. Our Country as u Producer. An admirable comp'lafon of indus trial and agricultural stat sties lately is sued by tho government slat sticiau shows that the United States stands at the head of all nations of the earth in tho production of cereals, col ton and cotton-seed oil, live stock, and of course hides, tallow and wool, and also silver. This country holds second rank in the production of hay, bowing only to (ircat liiitain. whose annual product has a value of . d.'Joi i.fiq i,l lo t. und also in the amount of gold produce I, Ilussia coming first, as she docs I kewise in the production of pot does and iron and steel, in all of winch the United State, stands fourth. Tic; Uu te I States rales third n the list of countries producing tob icco cigars and oils. Of cotton and cotton-see ,, the val ue of the annua! product of this coun try is placed at '::.! o ."o, w hile I'.ritish India and Fgvpt together onlv produce r- in mi') worth, in round 1 numbers. The value of our live stock, ! yl.l'7'.'.oi.) i.ii. id is m no than that of all ! the other coiintr es comb ned. I The figures of the potato product are; , llus-oa .Y, '".' Oeriiiinv .'';;. i 0 i l.n'1 ). Ailstr a-Hun garv s'I.iS.ihii.imu. , United States s7;,ooo,h m. In sugar ( hi d molases ( I-rni.a n ranks first, w th I 1 '., ooo imi i n lvs."i, which was lare'y i increased bi the following year. Cuiia i is second, with ! 1 .'!. ,,,, ; wh le j Kussia i fifth, with an annual produc ' lion valued at uoii.n o. J )f cereals this country raised in lss'i ! 1, li"l.'i lo.ir mi, Kusx'a 1. b in.O -'I, (lei-many S7.'t l, ' " . ' Oreat ISrdaiu j including India Au-tralia, Canada and all its olln-r colon es and dependencies, I produced during last ear C'Teals to i t If v. due of ' i:7,uoo.ooi i onF, , w b.cii j i, Vs o nit) ii) les than the pro luction of I France. I It is a cnrioii- fact and one which in- vites iu vesligat on, that whi'e th s coiin j tf' leads tic coniliiiie I nations of the I world in the value ()f its live stock. ,fs pro'iuciion oi u ues an i i.aioiw. vani at v',0 ." I." ' is nearly equaled h sia, the d ll'eicnee in our favor less than !.'. i (i.i.oi i . Mt'u.'i'ikt. cousin. Funeral Customs of I lie Parsees. When a Parse. is about to d e he is taken to the giouu I ll er of fh.- hou-e washed in consecrated water, alio nt."l with holy oil, and placed on an oblong stone. Suia'l earthen lamps lighted from the sacred lire, are placd around his stonv bed, and the lire priests stand near and chant a doleful d rge. Tii" most extriord n irv part of it all is. that the moment life Im-coiiic, et net. the bouse dog is brought up to him. If ti e dog lick his maters f.ae" und hands, if is considered a fortunate omen of Ihe departed spirit's ready ad init t anc into Paradise. flie uneducated an I ignor ant Par-ees b d eve that every dog has an angel spirit resid ng in some star whence it issues to conduct the souls of the righteous dead to heaven. Next morning a number of priests rohe.i in pure white carry the iio.iv on ' an open b er to the oh k ina or Tower of j Silence. Tois curious national tomb is a huge round towers niate.i in some re mote or l-ei.'l sp ,t and surrounded by great branch ng trees, it is open to the skv and reaches far down into the depths of the earth; and is furnished with a ii ii in 1 t of iron-grated floors. Wle-Il th-'V reach ihe Tower of S lence. the relatives and friends stand pray ng while the fire priests place the body on a long slide or a kind of seesaw plank held down by ropes. This done, th ropo, are loosened, the plank reboun I alid the bfeless form j. on to oli' of the iron-grated lbors of th s strange lotnb. and is left for t he birds of the a ir. For their oiliees toward the dead the Pai'sees look upon all birds as peculiar ly sacred. Put this strange mode of sepulture exposes the Parse. to no end of insults from both the H;n loos and Mohamme dans who take every oppoi t ii mt v to jeer at them, calling out: 'Kaw Kaw Kak hana! dinner for crows!" Mr. Leon Owens, in le I wive. She Turned the Hose on Him. A very pretty little country maiden was just in the act of boarding a train at Union Station when a Pennsylvania Railroad hrakonian stretched forth h s strong right arm and said: Please let me s(!e your ticket." The lady turned red in the face, and, with an innocent snide, answered: I don't like to but but I have a ticket, sir." "Well, well; you must let me see your ticket, and don't kep I he ot her passengers wad ing." remarked the brakeuian. a little impatiently. The young lady placed her foot on the step of the car and drew out from one of her black hose a coupon t;cket almost a half yard long. There it is, s r," said she, with fal tering voice The brakeman gave the ticket a hastv glance, assisted the young woman to the car platform, raised hi hat in a pol te bow, and was b ft to bluh alone, while tho other railroad boys laughed t his expense. "I was a brute," ho said. A Poem of I'hildhoo I. The Paiil was asked to composo a little poem upon his childhood, and this was what he produced: "How dear to mv heart is the school I at tended, and how I remember, so dis tant and dim. that red-headed Pill and the pin I bended, and carefully put on the lench under him. Anil how 1 re call tho surprise of tho master, when Pill gavo a yell and sprang tip from the pin no high that his bullet head smashed up the plaster, and tho nchol ars all sot up a din. The active boy Pillr, that hich leap ng Hilly, that loud-shouting Pilly who sat on a pi a." Toledo Made. Pus- be ng 1 ir i NYE ON BURGLARY. II (iitfs Som Al v to tli tt I rt4lrnlt y. In repl ing to a letter from a profes sional burglar Hill Nye s ivs in tho New York World: I w 11 s'ate that n burglar ever camo to my liou-e for a favor and went away tlisappoi tod, provided 1 was able to contribute to h s wants .and provided ho went at it in the right way. 1 havo never jumped on a burglar behind his ba'-k or take advantage of my great strength t do li'in iij. When a burgl ir is in my house ho is my gii".-t it he be willing to take things -is he finds them be will have no trouble w ith inc. Put I beli -ve that, as a class, burglars are a' ready favored more than otte r people. 1 hc.sitato to do any thing to advance tlie:r interests until otic r interests haw been fostered more. burglars pre-unie too mu -h, I think I'.e au-c they iac tree entr.es and carte blanche to th- drawing-rooms of our best people, they want the earth arid l make them-cives disagreeable. 1 do j md wih to hurt the feelings of my cor- r. p ndei.t, cspcc all v if lie takes the I pap r regularly, but fororn- I am go ng j to (ii t protect ng ai.d fostering the in- i.ini iter s n oi Am- rcn nurgiary as a. a list t he pauper burglar of Europe, t siy, i t u get our burgling done by the l'ct and cheapest methods. Let our burglary take its chances m eompo tit o:i wi h th;tt of ctlt te inonandi es, 'li t as eervthilig else w 11 have to d s rne dav In t he meant ime I ilo not piopo-e to do ant!i ngiu a ncwspajx'r way that will loo. 1 ke an utt. nipt to rcta'n the burg'ar vote. Id the iairlar ru-t'e with his wag s tic way I do and the way other w-.rk-iriginen do I ktatw ih at burlarn claim that they arc .-y pai I becau-e their work kcci s them no :h s -o mu h. but new-paper . alo, and unless t oils I inglar one-' n h a e to work n ghts , y a rob a prsper u a w h.Ic they have a hard row to hoc. And what have t'le l'ii'-gla,-s ev. for me that I .should u -w I e c ilb on to advance their inter.' t? r done d up- y -1 7 W ! 1 i M1N When the. ha. Tin: i;t u o i .el' ' .1 A K id ice tO go. fr e to come i;Ihi the; lc hcu tlnv ha t hc te t always P ti my l.ous. ? . ud h w ba ward.- I o.y hopi a'ity J w nt throiigii m- hou-e last ir and lo md o .! t on of tii tl.'s w hi I. w oil d ha c iiiov e. t ie stoniest h did they do? The, t . e autograph albu u wliieu b ar v. w ba 1 i I n nt me to write In and 1 had to pay tor it hey too . a valuab c imibjcil i which I had' borrowed a few yc.r- ag . and which I m en led tor turn to the owner alter awh le I h-y ate some cold rice and si.rgh m wnh ti had in c:i set as dc for th- u-c o' o In r guests, and then they h f f e .at" op n the c .vvs ro! in an 1 ate up mv lima b .-u,s Now I am acl t Use n.v iirbu-nco in th" direction of betters ud bag facil ities for burg'ars and ;i more reliable style ( f rap ,1 tr itisit e ween the tax pay r and the .Nov .. i r . e.n In ye-r.s pa-t I will admit that I was ni'.ning tor oil Ce ao,ol ded. and I brnl to do th'ngs th t would r. tain the burglar vote, but i ow I a o firm in my convi tioiis and outspoken for what I bel ee to b right. A in in n gaged in trying to be hs own sm ccs-or in the portiol o of jusfic of th pea. e is not a free mora! agent It is more or less o in ot her o ccs. hut it is especially so w ith a justice . f the ca e 1 now piopo-e, u.th th help i f the American people ud near 't. manly clfort on my part, to -hake oil' the bur glar ami ouie oir an 1 take li'gher eioutnl I w.il go furthi r and :iieud' the i it: ou- of ar-onv and of her o -i.al- jstic orgatii 'ati. n- lb necf .rth mv u mo'o or les V' ice W . 1 be I C id stet.'.orian tones m th, in i re ts nf hu- m iinty. I'l-sp roiis get a se. ond tr al ill same as less : 1 1 1 1 1 . . t wh 'eh get- riitu t da . iiurg ry which be regar 'ed the p' tt . .'ai-. cny, burglars w ho may h i e nf d for tne in t ie obi days atf be c y n i i. e 1 that the aibog.aph .11) in a d 1 tn.i leans olVset that ace nnt. arid that it is my ea i.cst wish, s i far :i it is n u y pow er, during ihe remaining Mans which m iy be granted in.-, to live . own and foig- t tbe dark and dev.ons days w hen I was in politics. 1 b, 1 ce that easier and more public s methods for the adrninistraticii of capital punishment vv 11 so.n be pcrfcc, e I. whercb. a ru in who is ee ulcd by the law will not be e ntitled to any more glory or l!ow. rs than one w bo di s of pn uniori a. To that end I am willing to work W hen that is ac 'omplishe I I wi.l devote my halting powers to the further nine iora t on of my race. .ut the burglar has no furth r polifcal cl lims on me. Men who v:s i New York from a d s tatve desiring to pur base greenbacks at fore d sale or to obtain gold bricks of these w h arc compel e f to sell them for a nil re -og will always b amelio rated o lo g as ii y good right arm sha'l not forget h. r ennui- g. V sjfors wh . v s t the tip tfonolis for the purpo-e of 'eo.iig on hat, claim ing that eastward the tar of Vampire takes its way, w 11 have to get tho r atncliora' ion outs d this o e.. I am willing to do what I can for the pr. in lion of ca lice and the j aidless pulling of burg hp s, b it that is as far as 1 v. ouid go. ,.or ov r, hope that our corr spondenee will tct continue any longer. Pnrgl.ars w ho ph ased and en tertained me when I w as in po! t es have long 8 rice ceased to do so. Th truth of the matter is that w hiie all other pro fessions have made rap d progress, poli tics and burglary are just w hi re they were a hundred cars ao. One reason why burglary ha, not made more rapid trdes i bd eve to bo because burg ars do not advert se. 'I hey rely wholly up m the r insight and keen penetrat'on. I ho result Is that burglars and bu'glary ha o falb-n oil. I do not believe in trying to help a profession so abundantly able to help itself. X MM -I