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OOD WILL SPRINKLE SUNSHINE.
It yon should see .a fellow mam wits trouble's flax unfurled 'A' lookin' like be didn't have Me4 in all the world, Go op and slap him on the back and holler, "How d'you dor And (rasp his hand so warm he'll know he has a friend in yon. Then ax him what's a-hurtin' him, an laugh his cares away. And tell him that the darkest night it Just before the day. Don't talk in graveyard palaver, but say it right ont loud. That God will sprinkle sunshine in the trail of every cloud. This world at best is but a hash of plea a ore and of pain; Bom days are bright and sunny, and some all sloshed with rain; And that's just how it ought to be, for when the clouds roll by Well know just how to 'preciate the bright and smilins kV-.t. 80 learn to take it as it comes, and don't sweat at the j-.or.N Because the Lord' iiiiun doesn't coin- cide with your; Bat always keep renicmhcrin', when csres your path eulii-iid. That God has lots of sunshine to spill behind the V.ti I. James Wliitcomh K.U-y. 66i? J? OLD pn- Frcil! Got ing to tell you!" red Harking turned, and seeing his special chum Charley Green sprinting toward him, stopped and waited for him to come up. "Why weren't you at school this forenoon, Fred V asked Charley, breathlessly. "Too busy," answered Fred, with an Important air. "Jerry's sick to-day and father's away, so I'm boss at the store. But what have you got to tell me, Charley T' "Why, I caught that big woodchuckl He's a smasher. Fred! Come and look at him, just a niioute?" "Oh, I can't shirk business that way," replied Fred, as glancing arouud he saw a well-dressed stranger on the piazza of the village hotel near by. Though bright and sensible, Fred was ver-fond of "showing off," as the phrase is. and he thought this a good chance. So winking at Charley he went on: "Hesides, there's all the money father's going to put in the bank to-morrow lying there in the safe. A thousand-odd's too much to fool with." "That's so!" said Charley, 'catching up the Joke. "Well, come over after you close up. then." "Ail right!" and the boys separated, Charley for afternoon school, and Fred for his father's grocery. Fred had often helped about the tore, but he had never been "boss" be fore. Like the average boy of 14 he was very proud of the position. He hustled round, imitating his father and Jerry the clerk, and feeling every inch a man as he waited ou his customers. Finally closing time came. The youthfut proprietor, having put every thing to rights was just preparing to leave when the door opened and a man stepped Inside. "Give me change for a five." he said, abruptly. At a glance Fred recognized the well dressed stranger on the hotel piazza. ... But soiuetliiug. perhaps the shadows from the flaring lamp, now gave his face a hard and even desperate look. Instantly the boy recoiled. . "Everything put away," he objected. "It's too late for business." "Not for my kind of business, I reck on," answered the man with a harsh laugh. "Coin", ojt with it!" There was the click of a key in the lock, a sudden gleam of stei I. and Fred found himself facing a revolver not three feet awayatV pointed Mrnight at him. Fortunately lje was brave and quick witted. "Out with what?" be repeated, trying to gain li.ue to think. "What do you want? Change fur five dollars?"' "I want the thousand-odd in the safe," was the impatient answer. "And be quick about it!" In an instant Fred realized what hU illy boasting had done. The well dressed man was evidently a criminal In disguise. What would he do when I he found himself disappointed Fred braced himself up to tell the truth. "Why," he said, forcing a laugh, "the money sn't really there. That was just a joke of mine." "Oh, yes." mocked the stranger. "And this is a joke of mine!" pointing the pistol nearer, "itut unless I have that money inside of two minutes 'twill be the worst Joke you ever knew, my boy!" This completely staggered Fred. How was be to convince the robber? Per haps by showing him how small a sum there really whs. Unlocking the safe, he took out the money. Forty-seven dollars, all told. "There," he said, pushing it forward. That's all there Is. You can see for yourself." Still keeping his aim. the man stuffed the bills into his pocket with his left hand. "That's the odd," he said. "Now Where's the thousand ':" "But there isn't any thousand " "Look here, kid." interrupted the robber. "If you don't hand over thai money before I count fifty, I'll let doy bght through you!" Felt felt that the desperado was in tamest. A cold sweat broke out over aim. His heart beat like a drum in ate ears. Vet still his wits kept at work aa be mechanically followed the fatal lumbers. Thirty! How many more seconds aowT Thirty-five A faint sound sud denly reached his ear. Had his father returned? Now if he could only gain Bme! He held up his hand. The man topped counting. "So you've come to your senses?" he Buttered, with savage triumph. "Bring n the thousand, then!" "Tea " hesitated Fred, as slowly la he dared. "Yes I'll get It for you If if you'll promise me my share " "You precious young rascal!" The robber started forward. There was a ash. a report, a confusion of sounds and the room seemed to whirl round with Fred. When his wits came back again, he round himself standing just where he had stood a few seconds lefore. He was certainly alive and unhurt. But :he robber? Beyond the spread smoke juff tbe boy saw a form lying motion less at his feet, while nearby, Tom, the 3g grocery cat, sat with bis back up, pitting at a thin stream of blood that ;rept over the Boor. Next moment the locked door was rloleiitly shaken. "Fred!" shouted his lather's voice. "Open the door, Fred! iVbat's the mutter?" Fred ran to open the door. Mr. Har tin's anxious face cleared, for he bad leard the shot, and feared some accl Imt. Then he bent over tbe still nn m scions form on the floor. Cg A THOUSAND ODD. j WhPa the matter?" he repeated. 1 A burglar " stammered Fred, ex- tibsdly, pointing to the open aaf . "He's got all tbe money! " - ! "Give me that rope." said his father. "He's more stunned than hurt, I guess. Lay the revolver on the counter. Now tell me Just what has happened.' - While tbe robber was being securely bound, Fred described what had taken place up to the point when the pistol went off. ' "But how came he to shoot him self?" asked Mr. Harklns. "Did ha tumble, or what?" Fred's puzzled look changed to sud den comprehension. He burst out laughing. "Why. that's Just Itr he ex claimed. "It must have been Tom." "Tom? I don't see how a cat could lire a pistol." said his father, laughing. I "Well, he could make somebody else fire It, If 'twas already cocked, per sisted Fred. "I know the first thing I saw afterwards was Tom spitting, with ' his tall as big as two. I guess he was asleep upon the shelf, and when the I man went for me It waked him up, and 1 he jumped down right In his face, and I then he Jumped, too, and hit himself I uistead," Fred hurried on, with a reck less confusion of pronouns. Anyhow, there was a big noise Just before the pistol went off," he added. .' "H'm," said his father, who mean while had been emptying the robber's pockets. "Here, Fred, lock this money up in tbe safe, and then ran aver for Mr. Greene. This fellow la going to wake up before long." Fred soon came back with their neighbor Greene and Charlie lato the bargain. Charlie seemed to regard the whole affair as a first-class entertain ment. ' "Caught a burglar!" he repeated. In delight. "That's a J0U7 sight betterD my woodchuek!" As Mr. Harklns thought, tbe deeper ado was more stunned than hurt, the wound proving very alight When he came to himself they put him, tied hand and foot, into the team and took him over to the county town to be safely locked up. They learned after wards that be was a notorious crimi nal, whose appearance bad assisted him In Jill sorts of villainy. In fact, he was evading arrest In a distant State, when he was suddenly brought to pun ishment by Tom aa Fred believea. Mrs. Harklns believes so, too. She Is convinced that the cat and nothing else saved her boy's life that night. So nothing Is too good for Tom, and he is' always sure of a kind word and a dainty morsel whenever she goes Into the grocery. As for Fred himself, he makes a great pet of hi companion in that stir ring adventure. Charley Qreene and be have rigged up a red leather collar with brass bells and have re-named him "Thousand-Odd," In memory of the scene lu which he was the hero. This has been shortened for conveni ence, and be 14 known simply as "Odd." Only when Fred begins to "talk big," his father Just says "Thousand Odd," and Fred subsides at once! In diana Farmer. An Adventure in Umg-us. I bad one shave. I went to help two men who were fighting a Kaffir at tbe foot of a tree, but tbey killed him Jufet as 1 got there. I waa under the tree, when something moving over my head caught my attention. It was a gun barrel taking aim down at me, the flrer jammed so close to the tree stem as to look like part of it. Before I could move he fired, and just plowed into the ground at my feet. He did not remain much longer in the tree. I have hia knob-kerrie and bis photo now aa me mentos. From "The Matabele Cam paign." by Major General Baden-Powell. ' HISTORIC CHARMS OF NEWPORT. Fashionable Watering? Place Waa Fim o in tbe Olden Dava. No watering place in the United States, not even Saratoga, approaches Newport In tbe fascination of historic charm. For more than two centuries and a half or as far back. as the time of Roger Williams the little Island on which it stands has been the scene of great ambitions. There It was that Hishop Berkeley saw in his prophetic ami poetic vision how "Westward the course of empire takes its way;" there It wus that the quakers, who bad fol lowed George Fox himself to Rhode Island, established a community which at one time promised to rival that of Penn; there the Portuguese and Dutch Jews so flourished that tbe Hebrew name of Touro is to-day tbe most fa miliar that greets the visitor. Before the revolution tbe foreign and domestic trade of Newport was greater than New York's. Nowhere else was there a social life more elegant anj scholarly. The Redwood library dates its name and origin to a quaker mer cha'nt of the eighteenth century, a con. temporary of that Col. Geoffrey Mai bone who had a house aa famous in bis day as Marble house of the Vanderbilt Belmont entourage ia in ours. When it was destroyed by fire one summer afternoon, while his slaves were en gaged in cooking a dinner for a bril liant company of his guests, the colonel Immediately ordered the feast to be served on the lawn, amidst the Illumi nation from the flames of the burning mansion. It was this fire and this feast that did a great deal to make Newport famous. Ladies' Home Jour nal. Carious Poison. Certain Indians of South America use a curious poison which la called ezcal. A gram of it has the effect of starting an irresistible desire for exer tion. The victim begins walking brisk ly round and round In small circles till he drops dead In bis tracks. Thar It no pain, but much excitement. Pussy In Spectacle. A pet Maltese cat belonging to an Englishwoman has been successfully provided with spectacles to counteract failing eyesight. A picture of a mouse was used by the oculist to test the cat's eyes. The Help or To-day. Lady of the House (to applicant fo. a place) What wages do yon expect? "I suppose, madam, yon refer to mt salary 7' Meggendorfer Blaetter. NotewsRkr, City Editor How did that deaf and dumb wedding come off? Reporter Very quietly. Philadel phia North American. Every girl who pounds a piano should be impressed wltb the fact that mak ing bread is not accompanied by a noise that disturbs the neighbors. It cannot be saia that yon are a wel come guest to some women unless yonr visit la referred to as "an oasis In a t KEITH'S $1,000,000 THEATRE The CJrrat Vaudeville M n ger Completes Purchase of Baldwin Property Will Erect the Finest Theatre in the World,' R gmrle ol Expense -Modeled Alter MU Famous Boston Theatre Will Also BuUd Another Theatre Up-Town flan ager Keith's Remarkable Career. The most sensational announcement .ti the annals of local theatrical amuae--nents was made recently. The most eautlful theatre In the universe la to Je erected here by Mr. B. F. Keith, ind it will be the finest building in the :ity, an edifice which will surpass the famous Boston playhouse of the Jn entor of continuous performance. The property Is that Tcnown aa the Baldwin estate, which baa been In tbe narket for a number of years, but leld at such a high figure that It waa llfficult to disoose of It. At the time when the Baldwin pro erty was first sjioken of as a prob ible site for a theatre, it was stated n tbe newspapers that no manager ;old think of using It for that pur )ose because of the enormous expense. :t was pointed out that if a theatre vas erected on the site of tbe historic nansion the mere passageways which he building regulations call for would ye an item of expense which would juild any first-class theatre. It is g-en-.rally known that this sort of consid eration does not deter Mr. Keith from pursuing his plans. In" Boston, with 1 superb theatre facing on Washing" on Btreet, he decided to have an en ranee on Treemont street. Tbe only xay to get it was to buy a building unning through the block. He bought t .and the Tremont street entrance, vhich Mr. Albee designed, is one of the lotable sights of Boston. The con truction of the new Philadelphia louse in all its parts. will be on the tame thorough scheme. The site is ideal; a vote of the peo le would unquestionably result in its inanimous choice. Kvery one realizes .hat it is perhaps the most costly lo cation; few millionaires have the cour ige to risk so much in an uridertak ng of the sort. Managers, actors and heatre-goers have stopped there and jroclaimed the value of this location 'or a theatre.Capitalists have serlous y considered'the matter; it remained or Mr. Ksltb to do. However, he has lad ample justification for the display f extraordinary enterprise. eldom EDWARD F. ALBEE. as any man whose success depended ipon the public been accorded such llaudits as have been vouchsafed Mr. xeith. He was a stranger when the Eighth street house was opened on November 4th, 1889. Managers and ac :ors declared that the town was bur lened with theatres; no word of en :ouragement was heard. And tbe con ilnuous performance and clean enter tainment, the manifold comfort pro vided, etc.. constituted an innovation that bordered on the revolutionary. Speedily the new Idea won the public; patronage grew like Jack's bean stalk; and before General Manager Al bee was transferred to the New York house, a clientele had been established equal to any two theatres in town. Fur thermore It has been the only thea tre, outside New York and Boston, KISSES ARE HIGHLY PRIZED. Canaaa Bchoolma'am Distributee Them a Rewards of Merit. In Nemaha County, Kansas, Miss Ulllla Daniels, who is described as un usually handsome, has adopted a novel means of rewarding the faithful and well-behaved among her pupils, and her plan has been approved by the board of trustees, who have engaged her for another year. Miss Daniels, whenever a student attends school one whole week without being tardy or ab sent, kisses that student, whether male or female. If the student Is tardy only once she allows that student to kiss her. All students who disobey this tandard are ruled out of the kissing match. The kisses are given and taken every Friday afternoon. Need less to say the young men do not play (hooky" on that day. There are sixty-five pupils at the Wilson district school. Four years ago if Iss Daniels went there from Illinois, she was a good teacher, but the stn lents, mostly boys, were hopeless vic tims of the "hooky" habit. Try as she would the pretty schoolma'am could aot keep them in school regularly. She arranged a list of prizes to those who attended regularly, but they held no attractions for the country boys. Then she consulted with tbe school board on the kissing question. They were willing If she cared to experiment that way. Some of the school board aid among themselves if she did adopt tbe plan they believed they would tart to school again. So two years igo she adopted the scheme, and it has worked well ever since. Speaking of tier unique experience Miss Daniels aid: 'I do not think I am doing anything wrong in allowing my young men stu dents to kiss me as prizes for obedi ence. Indeed, I think It is a great re form or I should not practice it. My pupils all respect me. I have a good attendance. Tbe patrons of the dis trict like me, for haven't I been given mother two years' Job. I do not mind criticism from outsiders; my thoughts re about my school." Love, rather than legislation, rules he kingdom of God. Men need a Bible conscience more ban a Bible commentary. The Impartation of righteousness Is letter than its imputation. FOR PHILADELPHIA. whocs patronage warranted Its Sum mer season no other house here has been open 52 weeks a year- And the best people in the city compose the aduience, and twice daily from January 1st to December 31st the capacity of the theatre is taxed. Mr. Keith has not been Insensible to the public support. He has ever ad vanced; nowadays one or two acts costs as much an an entire show did when be o-ened the theatre. The variety entei tainment has been revolutionized not alone in his houses; the good he did was so remunerative that his scheme of clean, enjoyable entertain ment was adopted throughout the United States; and the good he has done will live after him. Time was when women never attended a va riety show; 60 per cent of the local patronage consists of ladles and chil dren. So one need not wonder at the $1,000,000 theatre; it Is given to Phila delphia as a token of Mr. Keith's ap nrwlRtlon. an excellent and practical I way of indicating one's gratitude. I Mr. Keith will also establish a thea tre up-town. The house on n.ignin street will be maintained after these new places are open. With three Keith theatres there should be afforded ample room for the ever increasing number of Keithites in Fhliaaeipnia ana cent cities, Th. nminii theatre evoked these ex. calmations by those best qaulified to ludae: "What shall I say" exclaimed Sir Henry Irving, "Unique? It is cer tainly that! Beautiful? That hardly expresses It. Perfect? That ia the word." "A most perfect theatre." declared John Hare, "the most beauti ful I ever saw." "Worth." averred Sea retarv of the Navy John D. Long, "a trip from Washington." "Words fail me," said Maurice Barrymore. "The most roarvsllous sight," said Col. J. U. Mapleson, "l have ever seen." Yet the house that Mr. Keith is to give to Philadelphia will surpass the place that earned the above enthusias tic praise. As no other city in the world baa attempted tw equal the Bos ton theatre, it not likely that the practical amusement house to be erect ed In Philadelphia will have a rival anywhere in the coming half century. Features of the new house which will be opened In (September. 1901. will be handsome furniture, rare paintings, collections of brlc-brac. Htatuary, etc., writing materials, post office, smoking and reading rooms.floral display, perfect ventilation, local and long distance telephones, messenger calls, and the checking of wearing apparel, etc., with out charge. Mr. Keith's new uptown theatre will be a structure with few equals any where. Every good feature of the Keith houses will be enjoyed by the theatre-goers of that part of the city, its location has not yet been dis closed. Mr. Keith seems to be buying up small sections of the earth at a pretty rapid pace. No sooner has his pur chase of the Princess' Theatre prb erty in London ceased to be a sensa tion and settled down to one of the familiar facts of the theatrical world, than the announcement comes of his Philadelphia plans. The London pur chase makes him an International manager, and In this, as in other things, he is a pioneer, for never be fore has tbe vaudeville business pro duced a manager who personally con trolled theatres on both sides of the world. He will also have the distinc tion of Introducing the continuous per formance In London, for with ail its varied, forms of amusement this American idea has never yet been fried in the British metropolis! The gir is full of rumors of other possible enterprises of similar charac ter which he means to undertake In other populous centres of the country, all of which lack confirmation from the man most Interested. One of the most presistent reports is that Mr. Keith intends to build another hand some theatre in New ork, while BUM retaining his famous Union Square Theatre, With three theatres in Philadelphia, one in London, one In Boston, one and perhaps two in New York, and I the bouse in Providence, now the prop erty or uenerai Manager Albee, but still under Keith's name, Mr. Keith will hava unquestionably the foremost circuit of vaudeville houses In the world managed by one person. Even the chains of music halls In Europe leased by companies will not equal the Keith enterprises in magnitude. On July 6th. 1S5, Mr. Keith's idea was first Introduced In Boston in a room as large as the first floor of the average Eighth street store; his chief attraction was a one and one-half-pound midget. Soon he rented the second floor; then he leased a theatre nearby, and finally built his palatial place of amusement. Then came the theatres in Philadelphia, New York, and Providence, now the London thea tre and the new Philadelphia bouses, and the end is not yet. The Inventor of tbe continuous performance has had a wonderful career. It Is always easier to forget bad habits than to forego them. No song, or sermon, or sacrament Is acceptable without service, A lie feels easy onlywhen It forgets that it has a truth on Its track. What Nfca.ll We Hava Far Deaeert? This question arises In tbe family dally. Let us answer It to-day. Try Jell-O, a delicious and healthful dessert. Prepared in 3 mln. No boiling! no baking I Simply add a little hot water A set to cool. Flavors: Lemon.Orancre, Raspberry and Strawberry. At grocers. lOo. Love Is tbe best bond and the sanc tion which connects not only man wltb man, but with everything which exists. We are born into the world, and there is something within us which, from the instant that we live must make it real. The Bast Prescription for Chills and Fever Is a bottle of Orovs's Tabtkliss CHILL TOMIO. It Is simply iron and quinine In a tasteless form, ho cure no par. Price 80c. It is not the gift, but the giving which Is most precious and helpful. It is not the succor, but the sympathy and in telligence and gentle humanity with which it Is offered, that cheer the very soul of the poor and the weary and the dying. Do Your Feet Ache mn Burn? 'Shake into your shoes Allen's Foot Ease, a powder for tbe feet. It makes tight or new shoes feel easy. Cures Corns, Ingrowing Nails, Itching, Swol len. Hot. Callous, Sore and Sweating veet. ah Druggists and Shoe Stores cell it, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Address, ALLEN S. OLMSTED, LeRoy, N. Y. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, but in solitude to live after one's own; but the truly great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. Esee paokage of Potsam Fadeless Dtb colors more goods than any other dye and colors them better too. Sold by all druggists Make sure that however good you 1 may be. you have faults; that however dull you may be you can find out what j uitrjr 1 auu turn nun t, ci susufc llley may be, you would better make some patient effort to get quit of them. The more irons in the Are the better. It is better that some of them burn than that none of them get hot. Carter'a fftk I to Rood and so enrep that no family can afford to be without It. Is yours Carter'a t Death ia an Incident and not an in terruption of life's progress. The showers of blessing always fol low the clouds of darkness. 1 Look at .your tongue. Is it coated ? Then you have a bad taste in your mouth every moraine. Your appetite is poor, and food dis tresses you. You have frequent headaches and are often dizzy. Your stomach is weak and your bowels -are always constipated. There's an old and re liable cure : Don't take a cathartic dose and then stop. Bet ter take a laxative dose each night, Just enough to cause one good free move ment the day following. You feel better the very next day. Your appetite returns, your dyspepsia is cured, your headaches pass away, your tongue clears up, your liver acts well, and your bowels no longer give you trouble. Pries, 2S casts. All aragilsts. I have taken AVer's Pills for S5 years, and I ounaider tbetn tbe best made. One pill does me more good than half a box of any other kind I have ever tried." Mrs N.E.Talbot, lurch 30, ltKis. Arringtoa, Kans. OUR BOYS AND GLRLS. THIS IS THEIR DEPARTMENT OP THE PAPER. Qnaint Saying and Cate Do in as of the Little Folka Kverywhere, Gathered and Printed Hare for All Other Lit tle One tq Bead, One pleasant morning many years ago tbe members of the Balde family took their seats lu the big wagon Fath er Balde had Just driven up before th door. Although it was a week-day, all were dredfced iu their Suuday beat. Mother Balde wore a pretty merino gown, iliort-waist ed, scant In the skirt and with puffed sleeves; her sweet face, with smooth-banded hair, peeped out from a huge scoop bonnet, garlanded with roses and tied with a big bow. She wore mitts, and a Canton shawl with long silk fringe. Father Balde's coat was long-tailed and buttoned up tightly; his sblrt- bosom was ruffled, and around bis neck was wound a black satin stock. He looked like the picture of Andrew Jack son, Abby thought. The boys, Ben and Joe, were resplend ent In new blue "roundabouts" with brass buttons. As for Abby herself, she felt very fine In her pink frock, era brolderod pantalettes, leghorn bat aud sandal slippers. Father had just open ed bis mouth to say "Get up!" to tbe horses, when somebody was seen hur rying down tbe dusty cross-roads, and two shrill voices called out, "Waltf It was Annt Pnishy Becker and bet sister, Miss Bushy. Many years before, these two spinster ladles bad been named "Prussia" and "Bussla." Thej came up, puffing and swinging tbelt green reticules like big hop-blossoms. "We'd like to go to town and see Itr gasped Aunt Frushy. "I says to Rushy, 'We've seen the stage-coach In Its day, an' "Clinton's Ditch," and now we want to see It!'" Father and Mother Balde exchanged glances, then tbe latter said gently, "Abby, I guess you and tbe baby bad better get out and make room for our neighbors." Abby obeyed without a murmur, for that was the way children were brought ap In those days. "It's too bad to have tbe child stay it borne on account of us," said Annt Bushy, hesitatingly. "Tot! tutt She'll live to see It Ions after you and Prushy and the rest of ns are laid away in the churchyard!" exclaimed Father Balde, as ha started up the prancing team. Abby walked slowly up the path leading to the house. Her face waa very sober, and I'm not sure that a few tears did not spot tbe pretty lavender strings of her bonnet. But she soon grew more cheerful, especially when Baby Elizabeth, sleeping in her arms, awoke and began to smile and coo "Yes, yea, little sister, you and I are left behind!" aaid Abby. "We can't go to town, bear the band play, buy train ing gingerbread and candy 'Qibraltars' and see It bntl We'll go down on tbe hillside, and you can roll on the green grass and I'll read Tbe Children of the &bbeyr " ! Soon the baby aister lay contentedly on her blanket spread on the grass, her fat hands clutching clover-tufts, while Abby sat reading. But the eyes of the latter often wandered from her book to the pleasant scene before her the broad flats, green and fertile; the Mo hawk River winding in and ont like a silver thread, and close beside it the straighter line of the canal. Nearly still was something that of late had especially attracted Abbya at tention a long row of wooden ties of yellow-white newness, and across them steel rails stretching far up and down tbe valley. Tbe crowd 0 foreign work men, who for weeks past had labored there with pickaxe and bammer, had gone away. But suddenly a shrill sound smote the silence a sound never before heard throughout tbe length of the green1 vale! Abby sprang to her feet and looked eagerly eastward. What was that she saw that great black something, rum-' bling and rushing, making oae thtuk of the fiery dragon 8t George slew! With swift motions it glided along the steel rails there was a strange looking cab or cart filled with gentle sen wearing tall hats and black satis tocks like her father's and then th Boaster shot away, leaving a clend ol tmoke and a shower of red sparks be- Abby wt down with a thttd of ath faction. "Weil. I declare; - cbtW E I jM-' iiimm I've seen It, after am DoVou know what It was? Why. the very rst train that ever pas-ed over theew York Central Itallroad! Youth's Companion. Fooling; Grandpa. Tommy Hadley Is one of the greatest boys for fun you ever saw. A great fat, awkward feUow. too, but Just as good aa he can be. One of Tommy a pranks last summer, when he went to visit his grandfather, was to cause such surprise and fun in grandpa's house, ..... .v. i,i noonie have not yet got lUHl w v ever talking about It One day Tommy was up In the garret wnere mere wr.. lots of old trumpery, spinning wheels, yellow wasps and such things, when h came upon a suit of clothea that hit grandfather used to wear. Tommy pul on the suit sua going u found bis grandpa's spectacles ana nau Then be sat down Jn-hls grandparent's . Ll(.k.n lSk ThS chair, near iue open .m-uc . day was warm and old lit? White had gone out Into the garden in bis shirt sleeves and without his hat. He came In tbe back door to get it nd not flnd- ln It on the peg. and not seeina m "man" In tbe chair, began looking around. Tommy's grandmother now came In at tbe other door, and Tommy winked at her to keep stIU while grand pa was looking for his hat. At last she laid. "Father, can't you And your bat?" "No, mother!" answered grandpa, "I can't see anything without my speo tacles." "And where are your glasses? "Don't know. They're lost too." "Here's an old gentleman In youi ehair, father, maybe he knows." But at that Tommy could hold In no longer and burst out with such a laugt that he will never forget about foolinj rrandpa. Weekly Bouquet Mosquitoes Sins; for Society. When you listen to the drone of a aiosqulto It may detract from the an aoyance you are likely to feel If yot remember that the peculiarly teasing found is really a song that the femal Insect makes to attract the male. Tb low notes of the mosquito are made bj the drumming of its wings as it flies, but tbe keen, shrill hum that you usu- llv heoome conscious of at about tb time the mosquito Is preparing to feast on your blood comes rrom mue arumi ranged along the sides of the female In sect. Some Interesting experiment! with a tuning fork have shown thai tbe nervous little antennae of the mal mosquitoes beat time in harmony wltb the sound waves from tbe tuning fork provided the fork Is held within tlx range of tbe sounds produced by th female mosquito. Mamie Couldn't Do It- Mamie, aged 4, had been given a blu lilk sash for a birthday present and the first day she wore It she was constantly running to her mother to have it tied. "Why, Mamie." said her mamma, "tblf makes tbe fifth time I've tied your sasb this morning. You must learn to tie it yourself." "But how can I, mamma," replied tbe little miss, "when I'm stand ing around In the front all tbe time?" PATRIOTISM RUBBED IN. That la tbe Way We Sometime Tenets It to Children. I have a friend who teaches In one of tbe Boston schools, the last person In the world who would ever voluntar ily be found marching in procession! or engaging in hand-to-hand encounter with mobs. Yet on Dewey day she spent hours In helping to marshal a host of school children through crowd ed streets, picking them from under the feet of tramping hordes, and protecting them from utter destruction when tbey were overrun by mob violence. "Well, what then?" said my compan ion. "Would you have had the pool little chaps all left at home? That's tbe way we teach 'em patrooltsm rub It In, you see." "Every one of those children," I said severely, "was legally entitled to two parents. There must be some use for parents in the everlasting economy of things, though many of them don't seem to suspect It If tbe time ever comes when tbe enriched natural his tory coursee demand that the pupil shall be sent into tbe wild beasts' cages In order to observe their habits It is the teacher who will be doomed to accom pany them. And if during the visit the lion begins to lick his chops and de mand food it Is the teacher who will be expected to come cheerfully to the front and say: "Eat me! When I accept ed my present munificent salary I pre pared myself, of course, not to falter at little sacrifices like this.' In the mean time the child will have -etired in good order, and the parent tbe female par entwill be safely at borne embroider ing a dolly or writing a paper for tbe Woman's Club. What the male parent will be doing is one of the things no fellow could be expected to know! " Atlantic Monthly. ' The Trouble In Havana. Much has been said and riH.. about making Havana a good place to live In, but no one unfamiliar with the primitive conditions now nrovaiiin. - that city from a sanitary point of view can realise tne greatness of the t..v The city has no sewer system, and even no surface drainage. The houses are generally of stone, and roni room fronting on the street, back of wmcn extends a court alona- th. of which are arranged other ani er rooms. The laat room In the rear Is generally tne Kitchen, in the floor of this kitchen is dug a alnkhnio r. in i(j this bole, which haa no outlet except uaiurai seepage, nows all refuse from the house. As long aa the con tents of this sinkhole keep below tin kitchen floor all is considered well When It overflows, a few loads arc taken out to make num rn. -v. wure Some of these sinkholes had not beet cieaneu in any years until the rest less Americans, with their tmn til - .ICKIU ideas, came along and forced the owu era to mue some attempt at sanitation -Harper's Weekly. Fpajiah PPhJ allow pride to rot e !I ""TJ Jtisw I TOUar is roflTITMK. SORROW OF ANIMALS. EVIDENCE THAT THEY MOURN SINCERELY AND FAITHFULLY. ' .rl... aa P.l h" ' U..U Beinsw-Oriaf Off t. D-th ,f Ikelr Whelp Tocl.il Show by Lisa and Lioness. Edgar Qulnet in his Journal tells how me day he went with the "t SeoffroT De St Hlllare, to the Jardin le. Plantes: "In one of tbe cages were Hon and a lioness together. Tbey were standing up. quite motions , and seemed not even to see us. :be lion. Uf ting up his great P-P1" t slowly and -oftly on the forehead ol Ae lioness, and both continued In the ,ame attitude as long as we rema.ncd efore them. What was Intended by the gesture? A painter who should have desired to represent, calm g. ier and the deepest compassion could not have invented anything more What does It mean?' said I to Geoffroi. Their Hon whelp died this morning, replied he. Then I understood what I taw: Pity, good-will,- sympathy-all these sentiments might be read in those Uerce countenances." The following interesting account Is xtracted from James Forbes "Orien tal Memories:" "One of a shooting par ty, under a banyan tree, killed a female monkey, and carried It to his tent which was soon surrounded by forty or fifty of the tribe, who made a great V , . ji.owi attack Olse, aiKl aeeiueu heir aggressor. They retreatea wn e presented his fowling-piece, u.e readful effect of which they had wlt essed, and appeared perfectly to nn enatand. The bead of the troop, how- iver. stood bis ground, chattering furi ously; the sportsman who, perhaps, felt tome little degree of compunction for having killed one of tbe family, did not like to Are at the creatures, and noth ing short of firing would suffice to drive blm off. At length he came to the door of the tent and finding threats of no trail, began a lamentable moaning, and by the most expressive gestures seemed to beg for tbe dead body. It was given him; be took it sorrowfully in his arms and bore it away to his expecting com p anions. They who were witnesses of this scene resolved never again to fire tt one of the monkey race." But perhaps tbe most impressive and txtraordinary case that has yet come before us is that of poor Norman's dog In the Isle of Skye. Here it Is, as told a year or two ago In the Inverness Courier, one of tbe most reliable papers in Scotland: "A circumstance has just occurred at Portree, Isle of Skye, which may be tdded to tbe many chapters recording the fidelity and attachment of dogs to their masters. A rumor spread through tbe town one morning tbat on tbe pre vious night the dogs bad torn open tbe grave of a young man who had died oi fever, and was Interred some weeks previously. It transpired, however, that the case waa not so revolting. When tbe young man was buried bis dog fol lowed tbe funeral to tbe church yard and was wltb difficulty removed. It re turned again and again to tbe spot, and, unobserved, had dug into the grave un til it leached tbe coffin. The dog bad gnawed through the coffin when tbe fact was discovered, but tbe body of his dead master was untouched; and there the faithful animal was found, eagerly looking Into tbe grave. 'I doubt,' says the correspondent "If there be on rec ord a more striking Instance of canine attachment; for you must bear in mind that four or five weeks had elapsed since tbe Interment, and tbe church yard Is six miles from the bouse where poor Norman's father lives.' " An Incident Is told of a pair of swans who bad been Inseparable companions for.tbree years, during which time they bad reared three broods of cygnets; last autumn tbe male bird was killed, and since tbat time the female has sep arated herself from all society with her Own species. Caa sell's Magazine. Unhealthy Sections of India. The extraordinary nnhealthiness of British India la fully detailed in a re cent report In the Surma valley, which is estimated to contain about 2.5io,on. people, there were only 75,000 births In 1888, but 84,000 deaths; and in he Assam valley there were 71,031 birth? and 85.000 deaths. An Irish student says the postbumour works of an author are those he writes after he is dead. Jell-O, the Sew Dessert, Pleases all tbe family. Fonr flavors:. Lemon, Orange, Baspborry aqd Strawberry, at your grocers. 10 ofs. It Is not until we have passed through the furnace that we are made to know how much dross there is in our com position. To Care Cold In Ona Day. .'aaa Laxativb Bsoho Qcikins Tablcts. AH drufgUts rafnnd tba muney " it falls to cars K. W. Obovb's slcnatur Is on each box. 25c Tt la ilvivi . 1 . -- - iv nvinu controver sy with two kinds of people; those who cannot understand you and those who Mow 'a This r JiaUstorrntcSa.t,t "nB b' W u.. .'i cf "SV A Co., Toledo, O. Ohfa.' Wt"l- DTOg8lsta.Toleda faoas oftua system. Testimonial, -iSt JSEr The best way for a man rightly to nloy nlmself 18 to maintain a uiiw" flow forth from the fountain of 0rt toess but that which is good. The TfUalnna 1 ... ulator. wunout a reg- .hi?FFt don't .tor. are many rich people whose we'th e would be ashamed toTmv? tt we only know how they got it? afeaVeAwS. forS.PSS te'"1 Sakusl, Ocean GrxN t ,.vC?ldN- W. TP la ah Inn mnVaa s- at h. Vl l! wlw 01 au who follow FREY'S Si 1, fro. an partaof "MY OWN SELF ACAIH." ' Hrs. Cats Writes to Mrs. PlnUh.m, Fallows Her Adlce and ia llsda W.n. "DEAR MBS. PiNKHAM: For n. arly two and one-half years I have been in ..v.i.oiilth. Af term V little child cum - - . IT 1, it seemea a couiu not get my strength again. 1 have chills and tha severest pains in my limbs and top of head and am ahiiost insensible- ut times. I :so have a pain 31st to the right of f breast lxirie. It U so severe at times that 1 cannot lie on my right side. Please write nie what you think of my case." M 118. Cl. 4 K A ( i A TK8, Johns P.O., Miss.. April 25, lH'Jis. "Dear Mrs. Pixhaw: I have taken LydiaE. Tinkham's Vege table Compound a advised and now send you a letter for publication. Kor several years I was in such wretched health that life was almost a burden. I could hardly walk across the floor, was so feeble. Several of our best physicians attended me, but failed to help. I concluded to write to you for advice. In a few days I received such a kind, motherly letter. I followed your Instructions and am my 'old self again. Was greatly benefited before I had used one bottle. May God bless you for what you are doing for suffering- women." Mrs. Clara Gatk Johns P. O., Mis.. Oct. B. JS'JP. FOR FIFTY YEARS.' MRS. UTNSLOWS SOOTHING SYRUP an li"-n nwl hr nillllr.n' mnthPr i for lh. lr culldren wl.llf ls.-uo.i t fur i llty Ve.rs It mk.iI.- ''" U gurun, "II runn ti.l mu. and Is the rK-wl rt-m.-uy lor urrl. t Twenty-fiv Centt -. - ' 'UTS STOPPED r fcEE PsrmsnsntljCurcatrf DR. KLINE'S GRIAT NERVE RESTORER . ... ml, mi Lr. rfft, mm. 1 TIM A I, HOTTI.' . FltF.h ------ J, vi MML r,,.':'r::7::..':r w. . n.ii..tK.M. ' S3I Arch street, l-utdi-onia, llEESION ''vILblniton, O.C. c.r-Mofullv Prosecutes Claim. LalST Princiil Examiner U 8. Mnsion K IS adjudicate -la.oi..aj auiea L Mure l.l.-, ,, ..... relief furnollllllOi KIDDER'S PASTlLLES..vrc'o. gfJBBal-----ilHB Char lest own. Mm. i7)ADCV NEW DISCOVERY; gy mJ i aJ I qnirk r'i and our wor.i rsnM. ii tt tMlman ii and 1 0 day treevtia l Free- Dr. H. U. ttslill SIOpI. Seis B. AtlMU. Q i.UkfS -VMrrtr ALL HU- tkkiSL Best CouKh tijrriip. 1 -fto Good. CM in time. rviri draKninta. That Littl. Book For Ladits, V.it ALICE MASON, Bocm.TtB. N. V. 1-13 "SHANTY-BOAT FOLKS." The People Who Live on tbe Great Rivera of the West. One cannot travel along any of the larper Interior waterways, either by steamboat or rail, without catching sljiht of the water denizens' queer ark like habitations. Contemptuous refer ences to them as "shanty-boat folks" are to be seen in the. newspapers of all river towns, and heard In the conver sation of all river-bank dwellers, and uo State watered by the Mississippi, the Ohio, the' Missouri, or any of their larger 1. randies, Is ever clear of them. Steamboat men say they number from lO.tH) to 12.00; some of the more iu tellijieut water folk themselves pluce the total at from 12,000 to 15,000 at least, w hile all agree that. Instead of beeoniinjiewer, they are increasing as the years roll round. This, notwith standing the adverse ordinances of cer tain munirijialitieK, and the repressive but entirely inoperative statutes of two or three States. It Is forbidden any shanty-boat man to "tie up" within the boundaries of the municipalities refer red to, excepting In cases of dire emer gency; the States In question prohibit the existence of "shanty-boat folks" at 111. Dry land supports no corresponding rlass. In truth, they cannot be treated properly as a single class, for they are split np into almost as many subdlvl ilons as those who live on shore. Fre luently these subdivisions are not sharply defined, however, and. Indeed, It would not be easy to draw an exact line, separating river from land dwell ers In all cases. But, In some respects, the water folk are a unit. Tbey return :he contempt of the "shore people" with Interest. Without exception, they are Infatuated with "the river," athey broadly term the entire system, aurTro matter how much they may differ tmong themselves, tbey bang together when in trouble with outsiders. They ?all themselves "the river people," and sniff disdainfully when that title is ap plied to steamboat men, roustabouts, or sven the raftsmen who pilot great fields of timber and logs down the mighty streams. Sulphur tle Mosquito's If'oc. One of our readers Informs us that, having sien a statement In some Hug lish medical journal to the effect that sulphur, taken internally, would pro tect a person against flea bites, it oc curred to him to try it as a preventive of mosquito bites. Accordingly be oegan taking effervescing tablet, of .aitar-lithine and sulphur, four dally, de provided himself with several lively mosquitoes, and, having put them Into i wide-mouthed bottle, inverted the jottle and pressed its mouth upon his aare arms. The mosquitoes settled on .lis skin, but showed no Inclination to Jite him. If this gentleman's experi ence should be borne out by further trials it might be well for persons who ire particularly sensitive to mosquito 'ites to take a course of sulphur during he mosquito season, especially in view -f the growing opinion that the mos luito is the common vehicle of the Plas modium malarlae. Medical Journal. A man is compelled to keep bis word when no one will take It. .fame- the safest thing: he can do aaaiii.truiaieiy. r"'jV1'd i" ' h ed tr.e live, of 1 1 Is . ,rT ' f ?"-.. 1 a ui.1hhh) Bide to . .-. i, . , thTciiV! ,? 'rTl 8 i"" f""'nt; aaauytt. " aracglat oosa not K. as S. 1 . ntiv,