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a, be4 is Mtlta on mj shoulder, A Uftl farm is clasped against my bnMty Ami back and forth in the quaint willow rooker I aek to soothe the tired child to rest. This J fo . saiaoAieTwoa, chin. Whose tender summers fua lashsg a only number Who thtly pata my cheek with dimpled infers 'The while he softly whispers, "I lore W The darkened room and gently swaying, rocker Fafl to conjure the drowsy g od of sleep; And so I listen to the wondrous "tories" vihat elf-Uke through his busy fancies creep. Although I scarce can understand the Ian cnage Be uses to describe the tales he tells, TU little matter, for the busy chatter tire op my heart where fondest mem ories dwell. Of one who years ago, like this dear trees lire, Pressed softest kisses on my lips and brow; Who in those happy days returned in full Lore's measure. Clasped la my fond embrace as RalpX is now. The years have flown, and changes have been many. And Time has laid his hand on heart and. brow; But still I seem to hear his sweet voles calling "Mamma," Much like this little rogue says "Grand ma" now. Farm and Fireside. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. MY new client, Mr. Evans, wat young man of decidedly pre possessing appearance, good looking, well made, well dressed. "I want your help with regard to a young lady," he 6aid.- "Her name Is Jlaxgaret Dalton. She was engaged as governess to the children of Lady Docker, who lives at The Terches, Avenue road. I first saw Miss Dalton when my firm was putting In the elec tric light at The Perches I am an elec tric engineer. As I am a distant cous in of Lady Docker I took occasion to cultivate her acquaintance. I fell vio lently la love with her and soon pro posed. She refused me at first on the ground of her poverty and position, but I was determined, and, In short, she consented." "What did Lady Docker say?" "She was angry. As It was no con cern of hers our relationship being remote I can only imagine that she must have intended me to marry one of her own daughters. She treated Miss Dalton cruelly, abused her vilely, and ordered her to leave the house at once. "However, while Miss Dalton was, packing her box Lady Docker changed her mind, and told her harshly that, as the mischief was done and I was a connection, it was better that the marriage should take place respect ably from her house, and, in short. If she liked, she could stay on till the wedding day. We were to have been narrled this week." "And what has happened?" "A week ago Miss Dalton disappeat ed. She posted me a wild note, In which she said that, though It nearly broke her heart to leave me, she had determined never to see me again, and charging me, if I loved her, to make to attempt to follow her." "What did Lady Docker say?" "Unluckily, by a most malign coin cidence. Lady Docker lost a most val uable diamond necklace at that time. I would stake my life on her innocence. but Lady Docker " - j "Says that Miss Dalton has gone ofV with the necklace." i "Exactly, and I want you to find I Miss Dalton and disprove this odious ! charge. She is an orphan and has no ' relations that she knows of. She had a patroness who paid for her school- ing, got her place with Lady Docker, j and, dying soon afterward, left her j $250, but all that this lady ever told i her was that her parents were bth dead, and she bad taken charge of her on account of an old friendship for her father, who. she said, was a Can- : tain in the army. "Then, of course, you are sufficiently acquainted with Miss Dalton's hand writing to know whether she wrote that letter of forewell or not; but still, i to make sure, will you let me have it and some others of hers to compare with?' The young man flushed as he drew from his pocket a small packet. "These are the last three that I re ceived from her," he said with emo tion, "and fie last is on top." I wished to hear an Independent opinion cn the subject of Miss Dalton's character, and so I disguised myself , as a peddler, and in that character made the acquaintance of one of the ' maid-servants at The Perches. She ' told me that Miss Dalton was a nice young lady, a perfect lady, but know- ! Ing her place and giving herself no airs at all. "Where was the necklace kept?" j "It was In missis' bedroom. Missis kept it has a rule bin a hion fe she took it hout ter look bat haf ;er 1 lunch, and ses that she forgot to put ; hit lack agyne. A few days after this I was going through Broad Sanctuary in the after noon when I Leurd a man and a wom an quarreling. Al least, to be exact, the man was evidently in the quarrel some stage of drvnkenneaM, and he war abusing the woman violently. "Why don't you go back to yonr Lady Docker?" cried the man ns I passed. "Why did you leave her at all, to come to tie yourself like a mill- it oue round my neck? I am sick of i your whining, wheyey face, and if you Jon't take yourself off I'll make you. 1'ye hear?" As he spoke he fiung away from bet, with a furious gesture, and backed in to the road, light under the wheel of i hansom which was flying recklessly p.ift In the next Instant the man lay writhing In the road. The wheel bad passed over his body. He gasped out: "Margaret forgive the necklace the mattress " Then the limbs stiffened. The ambulance was brought from King street and his body was conveyed to the neighboring hospital. I clung close to the girl as long as I could, and v r:iiod for her until she came out of i .. hospital nlone. She reeofrnized i .t- and said. w!rh grave liut perfectly ili-y eyes: He is dead." "He was dear to you?" I lnquireo ,-autiousIy. "He was my father," she said simply. "Ton must be fearfully shaken and anhinged. Permit me to see you borne. or at least a portion of the way, if you , prefer it." j . She accepted with some hesitation. and we walked slowly down to a back street in Westminster. As soon as I had seen her safely to her lodging I drove rap! dry to Mr Evans. "You must come at once and Idea tity her," I said. We were drive quickly, and. leaving the cab at tfce corner of the street, walked toward tlm hnnoo Thn T rantr the bell and told the slatternly servant to inform AS OPEEAWOX AVOIDED. Mrs. Rosa Gaum Writes to Mm Pinkham About it, She Says : ! Dkab Mas. Piskham: I take pleas are in writing1 yon a few lines to in. form yon of the good your Vegetable Compound has done me. I cannot thank yon enough for what your medi cine has done for me; it has, indeed. helped me wonderfully. For years I was trou bled with an ovarian tumor, each year grow ing worse, un til at last I was compelled to consult with a physician. He said nothing could be done for me but to go under an operation. In speaking with a friend of mine about it, she recommended Lydia E. ' Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, say- ' ing she knew it would cure me. I then Rpnt frit von r mcH ici . nnd nftor fair ing three bottles of it, the tumor dis- Doing and Not Doing, appeared. Oh! you do not know how j "Sir," said a lad, coming down to on, much good your medicine has done of the wharfs In Boston, and address me. I shall recommend it to all suffer- Ing a well-known merchant, "have you ing women. Mrs. Rosa Gaum, 720 any berth on your ship? I want to learn Wall St., Los Angeles, CaL I something." The great and unvarying success of j "What can yon do?" asked the gen Lydia . Pinkham's Vegetable Com- tleman. pound in relieving every derangement "I can try my best to do whatever I of the female organs, demonstrates nm put to," answered the boy. it to be the modern safeguard of wo- "What have you done?" man's happiness and bodily strength. "I have sawed and split all mother'! More than a million women have been wood for nigh on two years." benefited by it. "What have you not doner askeo Every woman who needs advice j the gentleman, who was a queer sort Mxut her health is invited to write to ; of Questioner ' Mrs. Pinkham. at Lynn, Mass. the young lady that a gentleman had come to see her aliout the accident. In reply the bereaved daughter came down-stairs. "Margaret!" he said. "Harry!" she cried with a shriek and a gasp, and would have fallen had he not caught her in his arms. "He told me at first," she said, with reference to her father, when the in evitable explanation came, "that he had been the victim of cruel Injuries. I pitied him much, and did what I could for him. "The next time I saw him my lllu sion all vanished. He came to the bouse, next to forced his way In, and was evidently the worse for liquor. Worst of all, he' talked in such a way that I soon realized that be had been In prison for a long time for some se rious offense. I knew that with such a stigma on me I bad no right to marry an honorable nmu. I got rid of him as soon as I could, and then I fled my selfgoing to him, because I thought it was my duty. O, the life it has been:" It was necessary to tell her about the disappearance of the necklace and the suspicions In which she was In volved. I left them discussing the point, and took the opportunity to search the dead man's bedroom. A slit In the mattress soon attracted my attention, and hidden In the stuffing I discovered the missing necklace. Lady Docker was delighted to get back her necklace, and professed to be glad that Miss Dalton was exonerated. She was not at Mr. Evans' wedding, and I have heard she used to talk of him as "poor, deluded Harry Evans," which, no doubt, meant much. Ex change. Alumlnn m. Aluminum, the new metal which it a believed le destined to play an Im portant part In the arts from this time on. Is found In many substances, widely diffused through nature. The common red clay, which exists every where in this country, at a depth of 8 or 4 feet, contains it in large quanti ties, and It Is also present to slate, feldspar and other minerals. The metal vias given Its name. In 1812, by Sir Humphrey Davy, who suspected the existence of the meal In certain compounds, but failed to Isolate it. It was first Isolated by Wohler, In 1828, who obtained the metal ra small quantities. In 1855 a French cbemiM, M. Deville, demonstrated that the metal could be prepared in large quan tities for commercial use. It has been prepared from Greenland cryolite, and from the bauxite which abounds m the southern part of France. Since 1S90 the metal has been produced In commercial quantities by the employ inent of electricity in Its separation, but the processes, though much cheaper than formerly, are still somewhat ex puslve. though It Is expected the ex periments now being made will rendei aluminum so cheap that It can be used for any purpose to which Its nature la adapted. Treatment in Cases of Poisoning. ! For poisoning by acids, administer : copious draughts of tepid water, or 1 tickle the throat with a feather or something similar to excite vomiting, j Then give warm soapsuds, or magnesia, ! or chalk dissolved in warm water, or I wood ashes, soda, gruel, linseed tea, or rice water, whichever can be reached first. For poisoning by alkalies, give dilute, vinegar, or sour milk, lemonade, sweet oil or any mucilaginous drink. For arsenical poisoning, lndnce vom iting as quickly as possible, then ad minister a spoonful of peroxide of Jron. ir a arug srore is iirni wvubu w get this in a hurry, give Iron mat stirred In sweetened waiter, or whites of eggs and water, c soapsuds. Base lnarratltnde. "Some men are ungrateful wretches." "Why?" "When I was passing old Rocking ham's packing bouse, last night, I saw that It was on fire, so I broke Into the ofiice, called him up by telephone, and told him about It." "Yes?" "Well, he called me all kinds of hard names for not ringing in a fire alarm Instead of waatlng 61 me talking to him." A rrltlclam Iiuforaed. "How do you like the organist?" ask ed Mrs. Cumrox. "I don't think be pays maougtx art aw tlon to the stops," was the reply. "It seemed so to me," said Mrs. Cum rox. "Some friend ought to suggest to him that he's likely to become tire some if be keeps on playing the way ha does."-Washington Stag. 20 RHEUtf ATlGtt E2 OT. JACODG IT PBNETBATM, 1KAKCHBS, DMVBS OUT. CflxXDHElTS COLWUN. MPARTMENT PR UTTLk BOYS ANO GIRLS. iav.sk.14 tsslit AsUsa aa4 Brlsht Saylaaa mt Many Gate aata Csaaalasi OdMsva, Tka LMt Glasses. "Oh, Johnny, my laddie, your eyes are ysaig TJsc them far grandma, Asar. My glasses, alas! are lost again; I've. searched for them far and near. For lack of my glasses, I cannot find The glasses I lack 'tis true! Look well, and some one, when yen art old, Will do the same for yon." "When I am old, dear grandmamma,' Said Johnny, with roguish eye, "I a'pose I shall read with glasses, too. And sometimes lay them by. Bat when they're lost, I shall never aesfja On window-sill, or shelf; shall just put my hand on top ol my head. And find 'em there for myself." -St. Nicholas. "Well, sir," answered the boy, after a moment's pause, "I have not whis pered In school once for a whole year." "That's enough," said the gentleman. "You may ship aboard this vessel, and I hope to see you master of it some day. A boy who can master a woodpile and bridle his tongue must be made of good stuff." Christian Leader. Little Prince to Be a Sailor. The little son of the duke of York will probably follow his father's ex ample and receive naval training. Al- ready he Is Imbued with military spirit. and his latest photograph shows him clad In seafaring clothes and grasping a musket Latin or Roanvn. "Charley," asked little Lotty, the other day, when her twelve-year-old brother was studying his Latin lesson, did anybody ever speak Latin for real?" "To be sure they did," returned Charley, grandly; "It was the lan guage of ancient Rome." "Oh!" said Lotty. much Impressed. Soon she looked up from her dolly again. "Charley, I should think they should a' spoken Roman in Rome. Why did a't they?" Because they didn't want to." an- swered Charley, not exactly knowing what else to say. "Oh. But Charley !" "Well, what is it?" "Where was Lat?" "Where was what you little chatter box r 'Why, Lat, where they talked Latin, you how." 'Oh, go down-stairs, and don't both er me!" exclaimed the puzzled young gentleman. "Don't you see I'm trying to study my lesson? Run down and play with Jenny." Lotty went like a dutiful little sister. But that evening Master Charles, who bad had a talk with the teacher after school, took the child on his lap, and . asked her if she remembered what ; she had asked him In the morning. J "I asked you for candy," answered Lotty, quickly. Yes; I know you did. But what . else? Don't you remember, yon want-' ed to know where the Latin language came from?" "Oh. yes; so I did." "Well, Lotty. It was originally spoa en by the Latins, a people of ancient Latinum. in Italy, and afterward In troduced Into the Roman empire." Lotty nodded brightly, and ran off to kiss papa for good night Well, both of them had learned some thing that day, so there was no harm done; but the teacher did not know It was Lotty's Inquiring young mind he was admiring when he patted Master Charley's head. St Nicholas. Children's Cute Payings. Edith (discovering gum oozing from a cherry tree) I think that a tree thai an near cnerries ougnt to oe oia snough to use a handkerchief. Judge. Algernon Tommy, do you think yonr lister would marry me? Tommy Yes, ihe'd marry almost anybody from what she said to ma. Tit-Bits. Dolly Oh, mamma, something is the matter with my foot Mother Why, your foot Is asleep, dear! Dolly Asleep! Oh, my! It must have the nightmare! Puck. Mamma (at the lreakfast table) Yon dways ought to use your napkin, Geor dle. Geordie I am usin' It, mamma Pre got the dog tied te the leg of the table with H. Chicago Tribune. "How often do yon want me to tell you not to make that noise. Johnnie?" said the father. "I would rather yon wouldn't tell me at all." replied Jack. PUUdatpakt Nsrtk American. I KDWABD OF YORK. 7 OIL s Aa 8-yaar-old boy wha had been pu sMag ant the news during the late wa etartlad bJa parents by exclaiming at breakfast: "I say, papa, I am going t a millinery school when I grow up, and thea I ass going; to be a colonial, like BaoeeTeM." Teacher I hear your mother baa scarlet fever. Ton must not come to school until the it well, aa you might get the disease and give it to the other children. Tommy Oh, you neednl worry, teacher. She la my stepmother, and has never yet given me anything. Fliegende Blaetter. Two Httle Nashua tots were kneeling at their mother's knee saying the Lord's prayer. The older one was re peating It after his mother, and when he reached the passage that reads. "Give us this day our daily bread," what was his mother's astonishment when his brother exclaimed: "Hit him for pie, Johnny; hit him for pie!" - "The war with Spain has made tht youth of this 'country very familiar with military terms," said an Eastern man the other day. "Not long ago I heard a dialogue between my 9-year old boy and his sister, aged 11, neither I aad am glad I did, for I became better at knowing that I was in the immediate once. Eight boxes taken according to dt vicinity. The young man wasn't behav- JST-JZZ 2Z Ing Just right, and his sister, losing pa tience, cried out: 'I'll give you a good wi . An it niiwi her tormentor, tauntingly. 'Then I'll call mamma to yon.' 'Ob, no, you won't; mamma Is a non-combatant' " Exchange. HE FOUGHT UNDER MILES And Is Load ia Hi Praise of Bravary and J'nrina of Bia Chief: William H. McGee, of St Louis, who ; miivtifr niiila. Havi f IIoa irlion In 1Q77 I ... ... .' . , 1 the Nez Perces Indians under Chief Joseph were subdued, speaks highly of the courage on that occasion of the commanding general of the army. Five days, he says, we had been marching at night, going into camp about 4 o'clock each morning. About 8 o'clock on the morning of Sept 29 we went Into camp. This time we had made fires and in the morning reveille was sounded. j After we had gone about four miles ; on the march that day we came in sight of the Nez Perces' camp. They must ' have known that we were coming, be-' tania frtlAW ir.M -' rn tv,1 t mm . . .1 w 'm r ..-! the camp we formed the line of battle, the Second Cavalry, under Maj. Bris- bane, taking the left flank, and Com panies D, K and A, of the Seventh Cav alry, In command of Capt Owen Hale, taking the right There were fully 800 naked, painted savages, and. all told, our three com panies did not number over 120 men. We were in a bad place, and the cap tains of Companies D and A Immedi ately gave their men the order to re treat Capt Hale, who was a dashing and brave officer, at the same time commanded: "Left wheel and prepare to fight on foot" We seemed to be In the only open spot in the foothills, and were certainly In a bad place. There was Company K, with only thirty-eight men, facing the entire Nes Perces band. I will never forget the scene. Sergt Wilde ran out a few feet In front of his horse, Corporal Delaney was next to him and I next to Delaney. We were in the extreme front The Indians had dropped down out of sight, but were springing up here and there to draw our fire. They were making it lively for aa In a moment Wilde was shot through the breast Delaney wounded In the head and I shot in the right knee and side. Capt Hale and the remnant of the company several had been killed were driven back and the Indians fol lowed, passing right over, those In the rear stopping to strip the dead and wounded of their arms and ammuni tion. When Capt Hale was driven back he rejoined the other two companies, and they again advanced, driving the In- d'an back. For a time I was in a des- perate situation, netween two nres, ana 1 couia near tne Duiieis wnizzing past on aU sides. Gen. Miles came up to my company ana pointing to a spot wnere several shots were coming from said: "Boys, I don't believe there are over a dozen of them there. Charge them once." We were so dose th -t the Iudians heard the order and aniwered back Jeeringly, "Charge 'em." It was a dis astrous charge, and of the fourteen men who leaped forward five dropped In an Instant and the remainder were com pelled to fall back In a hurry. Gen. Miles, telling the boys to remain where they were, said he would go back and send us reinforcements. It was at this point that I saw him exhibit brav ery and daring which have been sel dom witnessed. He could have gone around the hills with perfect safety, but It would have required a little more time. Disdaining the secure route, he put his horse into a canter and rode across the open, the only real exposed place on the field. There were fully, as i gnid. 800 Nez Perces within a short distance, and they opened fire on him at once. There must have been 2,000 shots fired at him as he rode across. It seemed certain death, actually courting it but he dashed along utterly regardless of the rain of lead around him. It was a spectacle I shall never forget When I hear Gen. Miles called a parlor or a dress parade soldier I think of that ride and the scene It pre sented, and I feel like fighting myself. The Indians were finally forced to surrender and Gen. Miles was raised to a brigadlcrahip. Another liona-Felt 'Want. "It's no use talkin'," said Mr. Corn, t ousel, as he knocked the ashes out of his pipe. "This gover'ment ain't run right" "What's the matter?" asked the neighbor. "There ain't enough people to do the work. They're tryln' to pnt too much onto the war department. When It was decided to have a war, the war de partment applied fur men an' got 'em; it went ahead an' licked the Spaniards an' wound the business tip in a few months. War was easy. But if they want to open tip an office that won't hare anything bnt busy days an' all kinds of trobnle, let 'em make arrange ments far a peace department." Washington Star. There It no doubt that the devil's mother, if be has oaa, ttiaks that her XmratohlM at Army Ufa, Trom th Pre, Milroy, 1mA. Oaa at the first to offer their servlees f ot the eoaatry la the Civil War was A. B. Sef too, of Hilroy, Bush Co., lad. He made a good record. The life of every soldier is a hard one, and Ifr. 8tton's case was no es esptlon. "We were in Tennessee, penned la on all sides. Oqr rations were very mm," said he, "and we had began to go oa quarter allowance, sad as the rain was aot enough to replenish the wells or streams, oar canteens weat empty. We were hur ried on, and the only way to quench our thirst was to go down on -r bands ana knees and drink from the h racks made fcythe horses. Our Canteen Were Empty. "Some of ns were taken sick from the effects of this. I was laid up several weeks in a field hospital from fever. From that time I was always afflicted more or less. "About four years airo I became muoti worse. Oar family doctor seemed puiszled over my case, and it began to look as If there was no hope for my recovery, and that the Inevitable end was near. "Last November I was advised to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. The phv3lclans fil.l they were an excellent mediulne, but would te nn muul in mv ffldA "Rnt T trind thrtrn. troubled with my ailments since." The power or Dr. Williams' 1'lnK Fills ' for Pale People in the vast number of dis been demonstrated in thousands of in- stances above. as remarkable as the one related SUGAR RAISING IN JAMAICA. Unprofitable Because of European Ex part Bounties aud Old Methods. In the recent report on the commer cial relations of the United States an Interesting statement Is made concern ing the present Industrial condition of ",s . , . . , , . . rne isiana or Jamaica, rruui uiis u ap pears that the sugar interests of that island have been seriously impaired during the last few years In conse- quence of the alleged inability of the planters to successfully compete with the bounty-paid sugar of Germany, France and Austria. It has been impos sible, in view of this competition, fot most of the Jamaica sugar growers to profitably ship their sugar cane to Eng land, which years ago was their favor ite market Certain shipments have been made to the United States, but even here until recently the effect of the European export bounty has been felt and has tended. It Is said, to make J the business a losing one. On the other hand. It is asserted that one reason for the decay of the sugar Industry of Jamaica is the backward ness of the planters In the adoption of modern methods of work; that In this respect they have been far behind the larger part of the sugar growers of Cuba, who, acting under American e ample, have introduced modern machlm ery and have thus obtained from their cane the largest possible percentage of saccharine matter. It Is worthy of note, however, that in other lines of Industry which have sprung up In Jamaica American enterprise and American capital have played a prominent part This Is specially noticeable In the growing of bananas, an Industry which has expanded to large propor tions, due to the fact that It has been systematically and scientifically car ried on. The banana trade Is almost exclusive ly in American bands, having been started by a shrewd, far-sighted native of Cape Cod, who made the first ven ture, and whose successors now have lines of steamers carrying this fruit plying from Jamaica to the various large ports upon our Atlantic seaboard. The chief market for Jamaica products Is the United States, and for this rea son the inhabitants of the island are desirous of connecting themselves, through the strongest possible trade relations, with this country. Boston Herald. Sitting on the Floor. " An English physician says it is fat more healthful and natural to sit on the floor than In a chair; that the ex ercise of rising from the floor after one has been seated there calls into play certain muscles that ordinarily are not used. Children who are allowed to sit on the floor will learn to sit properly, that is, with the back bone a perpendi cular and not an oblique line, as it often is when the child sits in a chair. Very few persons sit properly, giving the muscles In the back the exercise they need. This English authority says that there is no preventive of and cure for a weak back equal to the habit of sitting on the floor, after the manner of he Orientals. First Mention of Pianos. The earliest known mention of the ! pianoforte was in a playbill dated May ! 16. 1767. The piece announced was "The Beggars' Opera," with Mr. Beard as Capt Peaohum and Mrs. Stephens as Peachum. The principal attraction was given thus: "Miss Buckler will sing a soug from 'Judith,' accompanied by a new Instrument called piano forte." Carry Ttirm In Tonr Poeki-t, Hoxsie's Disks will check any cough or cold in an hour. For singers and speakers they are invaluable. 25 cts. Visual Illusions. A physician 6ays that he has some times been able to convince persons subject to visual illusions that the fan cied figures were not real by asking them to push one eyeball up a little with the finger. This makes all real objects in their neighborhood appear double, as any one can prove to him self, but it does not double the false Image. That Ia How. "How do the seasons move?" asked one boarder of the observant boarder. "How do the seasons move?" repeat ed the latter. "I'm afraid I don't grasp your idea." "Well, at this time of the year the seasons move autumn-atically." Pitta hurg Chronicle-Telegraph. Air of Verisimilitude. Hick Bowers has been telling me some of his war experiences. Wlcks-And I suppose yon believed all his yarns?" Hicks Oh, yes; they were so unin teresting I'm sure they most be true. Boston Traaacrlpt 4 Its Beat Canrbyiwarwaa Gooa Use I S' t SoMwy aroawkaa. Hjj t " JS TRUMPET CALLS. Ctaa'a, Hern Sound a Waralag Not) to ths Ilnredeented. -r OVE makes few I er mistakes than 1 'learning. To live love better than to love life. Lift Jesus up, and you lift the whole world up. Knowing how to think aids In knowing what to think. No c h urch Is Christian If It falls to go about doing good. Even Christian work must not come between your heart and Christ The devil Is not greatly disturbed by church services; it Is Christ service he tears. It Is our little deeds of love that are large, and our great deeds of self that are little. Some people are willing to live up to their light as long as their eyes are bandaged, The fuel of knowledge must be touch ed by the Holy Spirit torch before it will give beat Nehemiah answers the amusement question, "I am doing a great work; I cannot come down." The difficulties in the path of dnty disappear when we go forward as though they were not there. The church that does not obey the Go" of the great commission cannot claim the "Lo, I am with you." Some men lay the loadstone of lust alongside the compass of conscience, and then talk about its being a good guide. The preacher who talks about firing over the heads of bis people had better learn that his business is feeding as well as firing. Your service may seem but as a sin gle drop on one blade of all the great parched prairie, but the ocean is in the palm of God's hand. The case of the impotent man who waited thirty-eight years for a stir is like people who wait for a revival to do them some good. Christ can heal now. 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In Miss Perceval we have a link with the historic past that would be difficult to parallel In the present day. Northern Ensign. Five Dollar Postage for Lettera. W. P. Bailey contributes an article t the Century on "The Pony Express,' from St Joseph, Mo., to San Francises Mr. Bailey says: The letters, befop being placed In the pockets, wen wrapped in oiled silk to preserve then from moisture. The maximum weigh' of any one mall was twenty pountls but this was rarely reached. Tht charges were originally $o for each let ter of one-half ounce or less; but after ward this was reduced to 92.50 for each letter not exceeding one-half ounce, thU being in addition to the regular United States postage. Specially made light weight paper was generally used to re duce the expense. Special editions ol the Eastern newspapers were prink-i on tissue paper to enable them to reat-'i subscribers on the Pacific coast This, however, was more as an advertise ment, there being little demand for them at their necessarily large price. What has become of the old-fashloT- ad woman who said to her children: "Basal Vm taikiaAvi" Never let blankets remain in service after they are soiled. Dirt rots the fibre and invites moths. v Never wash a blanket with any other than Ivory Soap. Use warm (not hot) water and dry in a place where there is no exposure to wind, sun, or too hot or cold air. Blankets that have been improperly washed are hard and coarse to the touch, when washed properly with ! ,'ory Soap they feel soft, warm and fleecy. IVORY SOAP IS PER CENTJURE. CpTTlght, ISM, fef 1h a LIEUTENANT'S LESSON. How He Wu Taught to Acknowledge Salutes. When Gen. W. M. Graham was col onel of the Fifth Artillery, with head quarters at the Presidio In San Fran cisco, he had under him a young officer, lately from Weat Point, on his first de tail. This young officer, says the "New York Sun, fell Into the habit of disre garding the salutes of the enlisted men around the post They noticed the omission, of course, with much com ment. Probably Col. Graham heard of he matter. One afternoon, when the Colonel was walking from his office to his quarters, with his orderly about .thirty feet be hind him, the young West-Pointer came down the gravel path from the opposite direction. He saluted his colonel, and the salute was promptly returned; but he was apparently too much preoccu pied to see the salute of the orderly, and did not return it He did not know that the gruff and sturdy colonel had wheel ed around and was watching him. When the young man had passed the orderly the Colonel hailed him: "Lieutenant! A word with you." 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As the colored man approached, he saluted with becoming humility. This the staff did not notice, but Gen. Washington bowed and lifted his hat When asked why he condeacanded to notice a black man, he made the mem orable reply: "Am I to be outdone In politeness by a negro?" The recognition of courtesy Is one ot the things that mark the difference be tween a boor and a gentleman. No men living are more worthy to be trusted than those who toil up from poverty. Mrs, Wlnslow's Soothing Pyrop for children teething, softens the gams, reducing Inflamma tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, 25c a bottle. It is not our failures that ruin us, but our fear and tardiness in making new beginnings after failure. To Care A Cold In One Day. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tableta Al Druggists refund money If It tails to cure. 25c It is difficult to know whether every thing is for the best or not but there is no doubt that we should try to make the best of everything. Cure Guaranteed by OR a. B. 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