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THE ANGEL OF SORROW.
A poet whose songs were aa sweet as oonld be. But were light as the foam of the restless sea, Was stopped one day, on his joyous way. By an angel, who said: I would speak with thee. "Every true poet should aim to bring Peace to some heart by the songs he may sing: But how cau he know what will comfort woe Until ho has felt in his own heart its sting? Thy life has been free from sorrow or care; Hast thon the courage to suffer, and share The grief and pain of others, to gain The power to choer those who burdens bear?" The poet made answer, I have no fear Of pain if it bring me the power to cheer; Lay a cross upon me, and, though heavy it.be, , Close will I hold it as a treasure dear." . The angel said gravely: "Thou hast chosen aright. And a cross will be laid upon thee tonight; There is one to thee dear, and her loss, 1 fear. Will be hard to endure" then vanished from sight. This was long ago; the poet, grief worn, lias through the slow years his cross bravely borne: His songs are replete with sympathy sweet, '' ' And are dear to the hearts that loved ones mourn. He firmly trusts in a heavenly morrow. His verses their charm from suffering bor row. - On her grand roll Fame has written his name It was whispered to her by the angel Sorrow. ' Charles V. Linncll in Good Housekeeping. . . To Tell Pare Silk. If yoa wish to purchase by sample and to test the quality of silk take ten fibers of the filling of any silk, and if on break ing they show a feathery dry and lack luster condition, and discolor the fingers in handling, you may at once be sure of the presence of dye ' and of artificial ' weighting. Or take a small portion of the fibers between the thumb and forefinger and gently roll them over and over, and you will soon detect the gam, mineral, soap, etc, should their be any, or their ab sence. Another simple but effective way to test the purity of silk is to burn a small quantity of the fibers. Pure silk will instantly crisp, leaving only a pure char coal. Heavily dyed silk will smoulder, leaving a greasy yellow ash. If you cannot break the ten strands, and if they do not discolor the fingers at the point of contract, you may be well assured that you have pure silk, that is honest in its make and durable in the wear. Detroit Free Press. The Prayer Shoold Have Been Answered. A member of a certain Massachusetts parish, prominent for his thrift and per sonal consequence, was also notorious for his overbearing assumptions and pompous airs. Under the distress and fright of a dangerous illness he "put up notes" on several successive Sundays, and after his recovery, according to us age, he offered a note, to be read by the minister, expressive of his thanks. The minister was somewhat "large" in this part of his prayer, recalling the danger and the previous petitions of the "squire," and returning his irrateful ac- ' knowledgments with the prayer that the experience might be blessed to the spirit ual welfare of the restored man. . He closed with these words: "And we pray, O Lord, that thy serv ant may be cured of that ungodly strut, so offensive in the sanctuary. " Atlantic Monthly. - ' -- " Pocketbooks In Letter Boxes. From time to time pocketbooks are s found in the pillar boxes. - Pickpockets have taken this way of returning to their owners whom-they have robbed the valu able contents of pocketbooks, generally papers, which are of no use to any one but the owner. The thieves in this way get nd'Of articles which might lead to their conviction, and at the same time assuage the losses of the pocketbooks in some measure. They of course have no time to do np a package, but drop the articles into the most convenient boxes. London Tit-Bits. Railroad Ramblina. "Can you tell me," he asked, as he en tered an office on Broad street the other day, "why the railroad should discrimi sate bo heavily against dressed meat over livestock?" "Certainly, sir. Dressed meat is dead. isn't itr . "Of course." . "Well, anything that can't kick is al ways bulldozed by a railroad company. Texas Sittings. r .;' A Trea That Produce Milk.' ; A growing wonder is the cow tree of South America, which is credited with yielding a lacteal fluid which, in color, taste and nutritive property closely re sembles the offerings of your milkman. It forms large forests . in some districts of Venezuela and is much prized for its product. Philadelphia Times. A process has been discovered for mak ing flour of bananas. Chemical experi ments show that this flour contains more nutriment than rice, and that when eaten with beans, corn or sago it forms a very palatable and nourishing diet. ' ' Blood travels from the heart through the arteries ordinarily at the rate of about twelve inches per ' second; its speed through the capillaries is at the rate of threa-one-hundredths of an inch per second. ' ' v '. . ; - Reports from the Bahamas state that the cultivationf sisal hemp is proving to be a great success, and the product will soon amount to 60,000 tons annu ally. The quality is said to be very fine. , The Japanese lie upon matting with tiff uncomfortable - wooden neckrest. The Chinese use' low bedsteads," oftei elaborately carved, and supporting onl mats or coverlets. : The largest animal known is the ror qual, which is 100 feet in length; the smallest is the twilight monad, which is only the twelve-thousandth of an inch. Pepper was known to the ancients. In the Middle Ages it was one of the most costly of spices, a pound of it being royal present. ' :. 1W)X THE EIGHT WOMAN. PATHETIC RESULT OF A WRITER'S BIT OF DETECTIVE WORK. - She Had Heard That All Beggars Were Wealthy and She Followed a Woman Who Flayed an Accordion, Expecting- to Find a Princely Home What She Saw. She sat all day in the dust and the Kind on the street corner grinding dreary tunes out of a dilapidated old ac cordion that shrieked and groaned and wheezed but was never in the least mu sical. VStae owns a block of houses," I said to myself, "and has money in the bank. I shall not drop a penny in that old tin cup. - It is wrong to encourage mendi cacy." I was only repeating what had been said to me about street impostors. Now that I had a good chance to study one of these characters from the window of a hotel, I became interested. , Yes. With out doubt this woman was an impostor. Her rags of raiment were eloquent with that personal poverty which appeals so strongly to the sympathetic. Her head drooped over her recumbent figure. . She sat on the curbstone and mechanically ground out her doleful music. . She. was there at nightfall when I stepped out of the hotel, but she was preparing to leave. . "Aha, my lady, . I said to myself, !here is a chance to follow you and see how much of your doleful plea is true. If you are an impostor I shall soon know it," and I skipped along in the shadow until I had traversed a long distance from my hotel, treading all the alleys and back fa tree ts in the city, it seemed to me. - NO DECEPTION ABOUT THIS. Then she climbed a pair of rickety stairs on the outside of a tumble down house. I still followed her and groped my way in the dark to a miserable room in the rear, where a chorus of little voices saluted her. ' Mamma, oh, ' mamma, wese been good wese been jes as good as wese could. Hasn't wese, Johnny?" cried a wan faced little girl lying on the poor bed in the corner. The door was left open aud I slipped out of sight behind it, but I could both see and hear, and if I was discovered, why, I was looking for a mythical wash lady who once lived in those rooms. That was all. Dot some pread an putter, mamma?" continued the child's voice, while a feeble wail from the bed added its note of sup plication. The woman had dropped her musical burden on the table and now she emptied her pocket. "Dere s feeteen cents, 'n'all in pennies. Johnnie, run and get some hot sausage an a loaf of bread. An I'll boil some hot coffee against ye'r back." . Johnny could not run. - He was a frightful little cripple, but . he limped away with the pennies. Then I came forward and made my bogus errand known; and asked to see the sick child in the bed. The woman looked at me suspiciously. " Taint dip'thery," she said, "it's con- soompshun, an ye cannot take her to any hospital while I have breath in my body,". Do yon go out with that thing every day and leave these children here alone?" I asked. A TALK WITH THE CHILDREN. I ain't a' regilar," she whined, "the woman she ' were a Bohemian died and left me that for takin' care of her. I cud play it that well' you couldn't tell betwixt and between' us, and I give up washin, for this is easier and more leddy- -like; I was alius that fond of music" 1 "So am I, and if you don't mind I will come here sometimes and hear you play, instead of ' stopping on the street no, no," as she seized np the instrument, 'not tonight," and I slipped out, leaving my humble contribution on the table. I heard the woman singing to her sick child before' I had reached the foot of the stairs. At the corner I met crippled Johnny. " He had a brown paper pack age' of food. ': - Sasserges n bread, he said, smack ing lus lips.' - But what is there for the sick baby? I asked. , Golly, yer ought to see her eat sas- sage? She jist snatches 'em." ' ' Johnny," I asked seriously,: "has your mother' a block of houses and a lot of money in the bank?" " " ' : "What yer givin usr asked the boy. staring at me. 'I mean is is your mother poor?" "Ain't she, tho', jistorful somptimes," and he limped away with the food, re garding me with wonder as he walked backward. I have concluded that, there must be some mistake about the princely wealth of this impoverished family, and that it must be the woman with the organette and not the woman with the accordion who own houses and lands, and I shall make a sneak some day and follow her. Then if she is. the nabob in disguise I will let yon know. Mrs. M. L. Rayne in Detroit Free Press. Clears and Music Combined. While I stood at the showcase -in a cigar; store the other day a music box began 'playing. I looked all ' about . the store to see where the melody came from. Imt the instrument was nowhere visib.- ' Finally the storekeeper, with a broad smile on his face, took a cigar box down from the row on a shelf and Bet it be fore me. As he opened the lid the play ing ceased, r I looked into the box and saw that 'the lowf r half of it was de voted to the music box.' . . "This is the novel way," said the deal er, "that a firm has chosen to introduce a new brand of cigars." New York Herald. - . One Occupation Still Left. Fair Visitor I am collecting subscrip tions for a poor boy who cannot work. He has both limbs paralyzed. Mr. Grough Why doesn't he become a district telegraph messenger? Life. . .. One Method of Making; Money. A man who had only a few hundred dollars left out of a fortune called one day at a banking house and asked to see the manager, who was a vaiin of con servative mind and fully acquainted with the best and most'profitable invest ments. , Throwing down his'roll of banknotes he said: ."Invest this for me. Use your pleasure with it. I'm going to the coun try for the remainder of the summer. I will leave my address with you, and you can let me know what you do with it.". .;-;'':, .. ", r 1 The man walked out and was not seen again for many months. Hi3 money was judiciously invested on his carte blanche order and began to accumulate. The house duly informed ' him, according to its business methods, of his good luck, but nothing was heard from him person ally for some time. . .. Some months .afterwards he presented himself at the banking, house, rosy, health beaming in his fade, well dressed and portly. The manager failed to recognize him at first, but when his memory was refreshed . he recalled the circumstances of the case. Now, this was an example of a man who more thn doubled his savings by simply taking the advice of an ex perienced and reliable man. And this is not a solitary case. It is one of many such that happen every day throughout the length and breadth of our land. Henry Clews in Ladies' Home Journal. Japanese Women. It would be hard to say how Christian-ity-in-name, as we usually have it, could improve the, conduct or character-of the Japanese women, who seem always to have been very good Christians without knowing it, if we are to believe Miss Bacon. Perhapa the answer to the con undrum is that . Christianity is not pri marily a purifying force, "but is first an enlightening force; that its ideal is virtue, not innocence Gethsemane, not Eden. " The harmlessness of the dove will not avail without the wisdom of the serpent; the impulse of our . faith is to ward consciousness, knowledge. Np doubt this is what the Japanese feel in it; probably it is what makes them will ing to change their civilization for ours. They really seem a race of better and sweeter nature than ourselves; unless their witnesses misreport them they are gentler, kinder, even truer, than we are naturally. - Bot something seems lacking to them, and they look toward us for it; they fancy spiritual possibilities on the plane which we tell them is above theirs. The fine perfection of their art is a stunted beauty; it has never the infinite reach of the Greek; the loveliness of their lives is childlike; it has not the celestial aspiration of the Hebrew; and no doubt they feel this as clearly as they perceive the difference between us and our ideals. William Deau Ho wells in Harper's. Mortifying for the Girl. The late Emperor William objected t the banker Bleichroeder, and it was only by dint of the pressure exercised upon his venerable majesty by Bismarck that Bleichroeder and his daughter were' very reluctantly invited' to. eourt balls. Once his guests the old monarch de termined tjiat the banker and Miss Bleichroeder should be hospitably treat ed, and, finding, that the young lady lacked partners and was left to sit out all the dances, he himself in ' person ordered every, youhg officer whom he met in the' ballroom to invite her 'to dance. ' - Much to their annoyance the' gilded youths of the guard were forced to obey. They did so after their own fashion, however, and marching up to the lady one after another they' exclaimed in' far. from engaging or affable tones, Mdst gracious fraulein, by the commands of his imperial and royal majesty I invite you to dance with me." The poor girl's mortification may be more easily im agined than described. San Francisco Argonaut. Serving nd Cooking Foods. "Cookery," says Yuan Mei, "is like matrimony. Two things served together should match. Clear should go with clear, thick with thick, hard with hard and soft with soft. I have known peo ple mix grated lobster with birds' nest, and mint with chicken or pork H l ma, be observes, is an arrangement in which one does all the monopolizing ana tne otner an the yielding. ' . Eoods of a heavy flavor shdbld be served separately. Such are crab or lob ster, samlie (a delicious kind of white salmon), beef and mutton. These, we are told, shonld be eaten alone, without any adjunct. The fire shonld be carefully attended to. For frying or baking a "military" f ... . . . v . nre wui oe required. Dor stewing or boiling, a "civil" fire. Such is one of the quaint idioms of the Chinese language. ; Temple Bar. Sword fish. Up to within a decade or less sword- fish were not considered edible, but now few salt water fish command a higher price. The swordfish steaks are delicious and bring from fifteen to twenty-five cents a pound in the retail markets. Swordfish are found in eastern waters, from Block island to the Canadian line. Hundreds or men devote the summer months to capturing them and fish for other species the remainder of the' year. New York Telegram. - r Price of Hairpins. . Hairpins vary in price from a few pennies a gross to $500 apiece. Perhaps the hairpin is the most useful all-around article of feminine wear. It serves' not only the purpose for which; it was de signed, but: also as glove buttoner, shoe buttoner, cuff fastener and even breast pin. New York Recorder. . Baron H Inch's Wealth. . One of ' the . best of authorities on wealth looks upon Baron ' Hirsch as in the first rank of the world's millionaires, in fact not far from the very top. He is convinced that Baron Hirsch is the owner of at least $75,000,000. Bl&kely Hall in New York Truth. . - Bad Bloods Impure or vitiated blood is nine times out of ten caused by some form of constipation or indiges tion that clogs up the system, when' tho blood naturally bo comes Impregnated with the ef fete matter. ThooldSarsaparUUu attempt to reach this condition by attacking the blood with the drastic mineral " potash." Tho potash theory is old and obsolete. ' Joy's "Vegetable SarsapariUa is modcru. It goes to t-io seat of the trouble. It arouses tbc liver, kidneys and bowels to health ful action, and invigorates the circulation, and the impurities aro qnictly carried off through the natural channels. , Try it and uoto its delightful action. , Chas. Lee, at Bcamish's Third and Market Streets, S. F.f writes: : " I took it for vitiated blood and while on tho first bot tle became convinced of its mer its, for I could feel it wo work ing a change. - It cleansed, puri fied and braced mo up generally, nd everything Is now working full and regular." Vegetable SarsapariUa For Sale by SNIPES & 1NERSLY THE DALLES. OREGON. alth is Wealth ! De. E. C. 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Coush Gnre is the best thing they ever .'saw. . We . are' not flattered for we known Real Merit will Win. All we ask is- an honest tiial. For sale by all druggists." - . : S-..B. Medicine Mfg. Co., B-ufur, Oregon. A Revblatibn. 5- : ':' : : Few people know that tha bright .bluish-green color of the ordinary teas' exposed In the windows is not the nat ural color! : Unpleasant as tha fact may be, it Is nevertheless . artificial; 'iriineralv coloring matter being used for ' thla fold:' ' It ' not ; only makes' the tea a bright, shiny green, bat also permits the" we of " off-color " and worthless teas, which, once nnder the green cloak, aro readily worked off as a good quality of. tea. . ' An eminent authority writes on this sub ject: The manipulation of poor teas, to give them a'Cner appearance, is carried on exten sively. Green teas, being in this country : especially popular, are produced to meet tha demand, by coloring cheaper black kinds by glazing or faciDg with Prussian blue, tumeric, gypsum, "oh d Indigo." This method U -"to gen eral that very Utile genuiiie vneolored preen lea U-iffend for uale." r '- .: ;" '-t' ' - s ' It was tho knowledge of this condition of affairs that prompted the placing of Beech's Tea before the public. It fa absolutely pure and without color. Did you ever see any genuine nncolored Japan tea ? ' Ask your grocer to open a package of Beech's, and you will see it, and probably for tho very first time.' It will be found la color to be Just be-' tween the artificial 'green tea that yoa' have' ; been accustomed to and the black teas.' " ' "It draws a delightful canary color,' and Is so fragrant that ft will be a revelation to tea--drinkers. ; Its parity makes it also more : economical than the artificial teas, for less of it is required per cup. 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