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01dGray nA Mr Bcrghs ofe on
DurjrMwry IllastratJoBR of Mans In
kHalty to Helpless Brutes
There is an old gray horse in the
sUible of the Soeety for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals that from years
of service has become so accustomed
to the work required of him as to per
form it without much urging He has
in his younger days gone by the names
of Prince JTp and Charlie
but now he is referred to smply as the
Old Gray It is said of him that
lyhen he turns out tvith the ambulance
to bring to the office a disabled orsick
iorse ie seems to appreciate the fact
that ma of his suftering kind 13 to re
ceive kindly care and aid for he travels
sSoag in his very best time and will of
liis own volition bring the vehicle to a
standstill close to the unfortunate
steed This is his routine work but
ie does special service as well three
or four mornings of each week
The vast majority of the population
of the metropolis is asleep when at
iialf past 3 a m the stable gateof the
societys building is thrown open and
-Old Gray1 harnessed to theredfour
wheelcd business wagon with the offi
cial seal on the side darts into the
street Superintendent Charles Han
klnson holds the reins and accom
panying him are three of his officers
They are on their early morning tour
of the great city to fervet out and top
the cruelties of man to animals ol everv
kind Old Gray knows the route
md striking one of the great East Side
avenues turns nis neaa notnwara ana
speeds along in the direction of the
Harlem Bridge As the wagon nears
tne car stables it is stopped A car
comes rumbling on with a half awaice
driver tmd a limping team of old
JStop cries the Superintendent to
wji for fc tho sleepy reply
Those horses are lame
have to turn them out and take them
back to the car stables
WelL boss says the driver who
from beng often lame and sick him
self and yet compelled to work has
a systematic feeling for the poor horses
4lvc been lookin out for you and to
tell the truth Im glad Ive met you
I didnt want to go out with them
Til take them back
As he does so Old Gray starts oft
again up the avenue Two blocks
ubove a truckman is overtaken driving
a crippled horse
loim have to take that horse
home cries the Superintendent
Ko I wont is the surly answer
vOh yes you will in a decided
Who are vou angrily
Mr Bergns officer
4WelL all right Ill do as you say
but I didnt know at first as ic was any
of your business to interfere with
The ill natured fellow is hardly out
of sight when another of the same
sort is encountered He is whacking
his famished looking horse over the
head with savage earnestness Scarce
ly before he knows of their presence
the Societys officers have wrested the
whip from hs uplifted hand and be
fore they part from him they give him
emphatic warning not to repeat his act
of cruelty The saloons are bjT this
time opening and the bartenders are
out xh the sidewalks sweeping broken
glas into the streets Old Gray is
reined In In front of the foremost of
the oftenders The man has just com
pleted h s sweeping
Do you know that there is a lot of
broken glass in that rubbish asks the
tf guess so indifferently
Youll have to pck the glass out of
the street and throw it elsewhere x
Hbw do you know I willPdoubling
his fists
Because if you dont youll be ar
The bartender would much rather
fight than undertake the task but ho
looks first at the official seal and then
at the four officers and finally with
many mutterings does as he is bidden
AH the other offenders are treated in
the same determined manner Some
of them understand the meaning of the
law the majority do not know what to
make of it at alL The -Superintendent
has driven away from the last of these
indignant dispensers vf liquor when his
attention is attracted to a plug uo ly
who is strolling along the street th
a dog wth almost as little claims to
good looks as himself An unfortunate
cat crosses their path Sick em
cr es the ping ugly The dog -dashes
after tabbv His master is in the height
of his enjoyment over the imminent
rsK mat tne cat rnns ot oe nc over
token and ill treated when some one
grabs him by the coat collar Ho turns
ground in aslonishraeut and s face to
faelj with the officers
Jall rack ttiat dog1 sttys the Su
mk 1 1 1 IjJ I r w A FJ I is
SPEPKER COOfER Owner and Editor
e ym wt t peep into Bedlam Town
3wesB aae aij the Uay swings dowa
o his cradle whose rockers rim
v pecpie cii the horizon ira
AM the Ischler of aU the fates
cf s te ceatec la fosr little pate
S -
J ast as ItOBr feefore we say
Jt te tlsae fer bed now stop your play
Oh tbe racket and Boise androar
As they praace like a caravan over tbe floor
Wklmever s thosghtof the Lead that aches
AJd sever a heed to the mercy sakes
AjKlSpity save BfiM and Oh dear dear
a to culprits plainly hear
tt1 a Parrot a guhica hen
n ifflwrs elephants Indian mea
A satvatloa army a grirzly bear
Are all at once in the nursery there
And when the clock In the hall strikes seven
3t sounds to sfclike a voice from Heaven
And each of tbe elves in a warm nlght cown
MH8aVay out of liedlam Town
Jjlraeder frUcoXj in Chicago Saturday
rn Efedjr Morning- Tour of New
Plug ugly tikes in tho sitution at a
glance and whistles for the brutet who
returns to his side
Now take that dog undor your
charge says the officer and dont
let me find you cat hunting again
In the distvnee a string of dirt and
contractors carts is seen Them am
I about a dozen men on them Sudden
ly all the carts became driverless -
Theyve caught sight of the gray
cries the Suoerintendent
When the red wagon arrives along
side of the carts the horses are found
to be suffering from sore backs They
are taken to the nearest stable and
left there subject to the societys or
By this fme Harlem is reached and
the next stop is made in front of a
group of workmen who are excavating
a cellar A Wretched looking horse s
pulling a load of earth and stones un n
steep incline It is easily seen that it
is too heavy a load for him The
work is not allowed to go on until an
extra horse has been added to the cart
Turning into a side street another un
fortunate beast is discovered on a
treadmill hoisting earth He seems
ready to drop from exhaust on An
end is put to his labors At Harlem
Bridge a number of expressmen are on
countered They have got out their
working stock of lame and diseased
horses and are hurrying them across
the rver at th s early hour to avoid
coming in contact with Mr Berghs
officers Surprised at their tricks they
reluctantly return at the Superintend
ents command to their stables
Across the bridge a caravan of farm
ers carrying vegetables to market is
met Three out of every four have
broken winded horses Thejt are all
turned back
But my team has come from tother
end of Westchester urges one of the
more obstinate of their number
lou cannot go to market with
them is the reply fText time set
out with a good team and you will fare
The red wagon rattled over to the
west siue 01 rown ana once more is
No matter if the vehicle is crowded or
otherwise if any of the horses are
lame the driver is compelled to stop
the disabled animals are removed from
the traces and the passengers are
transferred to the next stage that comes
along The red wagon when it ar
rives at the Post office building re
mains there long enough for the officers
to alight and look at all the horsi s in
the service If any animal is unfit for
work it is sent to the nearest stable
and before the mail can be carried to
its destination fresh horses have to be
By this time the Superintendent has
quite a collection of whips and has met
wth many piteous appeals from New
Jersey and Long Island farmers who
hatfc been half freigetened to death by
their encounter with him not knowing
whether their offense was punishable
or whether they are liable to be hanged
for it
Let me have the horses cries one
and Ill go straight home with them
Ill never come to town with them
again I didnt know they were
11 uiv
He imagines that so long as his team
is in the possession of the society ithas
a clear case against him whenever it
chooses to press it The officers work
is not 3et ended At the fish markets
if they find turtles tied br the fins they
compel the dealers to unte them
They see that fowls are properly
housed and if overcrowded on wagons
extra coops are secured and the fowls
watered and fed It is not an un
frequent occurrence for rude men to
urge their dogs to bite the pets
which accompany ladies through the
street These officers put a stop to this
pastime also
One of the most strikingly cruel
practices that they interfere with and
prevent is carried on by the Italian
resdents of tenement houses The
Italians catch rats and mice in open
traps pour kerosene oil over them set
fire to th oil and then open the traps
I do a he same thing in Italy is
the explanation often given by tne
If the weather is savere and any
canary birds or cogs are found on the
streets for sale the dealers are ordered
to take the poor birds or brutes home
One of the hardest things for the offi
cers to succeed in getting done is the
blanketing of horses and the greatest
opposition to the enforcement of this
order is met with in fashionable
thoroughfares The liveried flunkeys
who stand in front of the large dry
goods stores on Broadway with their
clipped teams take it very much to
heart to be ordered to blanket them
two beautiful horse blanieta Tho
time is uprand you must come to tho
office -- t
MrBergh talks pretty plainly to
the man and lets him o There is no
further trouble about that team
The red wagon proscetls up tovn by
Way of the thoroughfares where traffic is
the heaviest stopp ng ears stages and
vehicles of every kind Whenever lame
or disabled Horses are attached to
them and compelling them to substi
tute sound animals in their stead By
ten oclock a m the office is again
reached and the 401d Gray has made
a circuit of the city and assisted in his
humble but very useful way in the pre
vention of a groat amount of cruelty
In their rounds the officers have ac
complished as much good and done as
much work as is often otherwise per
fonlled in a week To the brutal fel
low whacking his horse wh whip or
club or driving liis sck and
steed until it is a mass of
suffer ng
sores and to all the enemcs tf dumb
creatures in general there is no sight
more unwelcome orraorc fedredf than
the -Old Gray ofthj Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals xV
II Herald
A iteminiscence isufjjjestrd by tho Yltai
Endurance of General Gmnt
In the years 1853 58 Colonel Benton
resded in house Nb 334 C street
northwest now Known as Franklins
House and recently occupied by the
Hon Mr Grcenleaf member of the
last Congress In this Jiouse he ex
pired April 10 1858 at the age of seventy-six
years For the last two years
of his 1 fe he devoted himself to litenuy
pursuits which commenced before he
had entirety closed his actve pol tical
f career In tins period he commoted his
great work Thirty Years View
wrote a remarkable paper on the
Dred Scott Dcsiou and com
menced the herculean task of condens
ing the Tcbates of Congress which
making its way through the thickly be finally completed down to the com
populated streets Truckman after promise measures of 1850
truckman is caujrht either beating his
horse or driving a disabled animal
The whip is snatched from him or the
poor brute is taken away At Frank
lin street where the stock comes in a
longer stop than usual is made Caives
and sheep are by order of the officers
fed and watered In Washington
Market the calves that are on their
way to the slaughter houses are if
crowded taken out and the load less
ened The licensed venders in tlrs and
Gansevoort markets are overhauled
and every one of their horses is exam 1 for prolonging life at the expense of a
jucju ij uuu uui u il is in goon i ij siupor auu u cioutieu mma
tion If any sores are discovered the i Benton bore with surpris nr
venders are made to
so that they will not
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the saddles
come in contact
with the sores
Further down town the truckmen
with heavy merchandise come under
inspection If the r teams cant pull
their loads part of the goods are re
moved to the sidewalk Attention is
next directed to the Broadwav stages
During his last winter death daily
stared him in the face and was only
kept at bay by the almost invincible
will of Benton Suftering intently at
times froina compl cation of disease
he nevertheless retained his faculties
unimpaired to the last and on the very
morn n of the day of his death sal
propped up in his bed and read and
corrected with his own hand the
closing proof sheets of the Con
densed Debates The faculty had
not then discovered the recent arts
lty the intlctions ot nature w thoul
the interference of the new system of
dealing with patients on the verge of
the grave and being left to himself
was enabled by his great vitality to
complete his literary designs
General Grant has displayed an equal
vital ty a pbwer of endurance consid
ering what he suffers both from na
ture and art almost withouta parallel
But yet it will probably become a
cause of unfail ng regret to the world
that he will not be able to complete his
great literary work The History of
the War ot the Rebellion embracing
h s autobiography in connection there
with Yet how could the result be
otherwise Since no amount of hu
man vitality will power or tenacityof
life could cope with the accumulated
troubles of body and mind wh ch have
been brought to bear upon him Sad
ly he sinks into the last slumber wh le
a helpless nation waits weeping at his
bedside and the world mourns jitgrcat
soul departing Cor NatToiial licpub
lican t
Kuilclinc On Them Like Kuyin Them On
ChuiiRc Is in tho Loii Itun a Losing
Building on futures like buying fu
tures on Change is in the long run a
losing business especially to men who
do not stand in with the potentates
What wc niimn by building on futures
is the establishing industries on the
contingencies of wars and rumors of
wars or of any unusual stimuli to de
mand and supply An industrv that is
worth establishing and maintaining in
this or any other country is worth
planting on soil where it will grow ana
lloursh in peace as well as iu war To
bu Id then upon anything but those
stable laws which will always exist
let the wide world wag as it will is
ruinous in the end At this very da
our people are dreaming of enbraious
gains from a war in the East a war
which many have argued themelves
into believing is already practically in
augurated As it stands war is by no
means a certainty even though it bo
probable and if it is not probable
and does not occur Jthe release
from our over stimulative expecta
tions will only embitter tho
hard times upon us There
is unquestionably between Eng
land and Itussia an antagonism of com
mercial interests of race and of re
ligion and these difference are to be
settled sooner or later but whetner
they are to be settled by war or diplo
macy even these powers cannot tell
us Be this as it may our obligation to
our own interests is to pursue that even
tenor which looks to a farther future a
more solid prosper ty than the collision
of rival nations can avail us Let us
buld on no chimeras no future con
tmgenc es but upon tbe solid advance
ment of every dav wants and realities
Many of them come over from En- That business which depends on
o ljind and thev declare the order to he
a blarsted outrage never eard of
such things hat ome One of these
fellows elegantly- dressed with boots
and spurs fur collar cockade and all
is told to blanket his team
What theell his hityour business
he repLes to the officer
Never mind Ill give you three
minutes to do it
At tho end of the three nrnutes
flunkey just begins to move
There hain t
urai stimulating causes lor us success
popular though it mav be among a
certain class count victims by the
hundred for every single case of suc
cess Healthy business results in the
greatest happiness to the greatest num
ber and it can not exist except it be
built on a healthy basis Live Slock
There isnoplaeelike yourhome
savs the poet Kiirht unless its the
hany blankets hany home of the vounsr man vou re after
vxvnTT t rvor I fill - -
TTy c v anis is 01 conrse an excepton
Ycs there are exclaims the officer aire poets will please to note it Ca
ulling from around the flunkeys feet J cam 1riiunc
-A Thoroughlv Appreciatiye Tribute
Lately Deceased Orator
Twenty centuries ago last Christmas
there was born in Attica near Athens
the father of oratory the greatest ora
tor of whom history has told us Hia
flame was L emostheries Had he lived
Until this spring he would have been
twenty two hundred and seventy years
old but he dd not live Demosthenes
has crossed the mysterious river He
has gone to that bourne whence no
traveler returns
Most of 3ou no doubt have heard
about it On those who ma not havo
heard it tho announcement will fall
with a sickening thud
This sketch is not intended to cast a
gloom over your hearts It was de
signed to cheer those who read it and
make them glad they could read
Therefore I would have been glad if
I could have spared them the pain
Which this sudden breaking of the
news of the death of Demosthenes will
bring But it could not be avoided
We should remember the transitory
nature of life and when we are tempt
ed to boast of our health and
strength and wealth let us remember
the sudden and early death of Demos
Demosthenes was not born an ora
tor He struggled hard and failed
many times He was homely and he
stammered in his speech but before
his death the came to him for hun
dreds of miles to get him to open theii
county fairs and jerk thb b rd of free
dom bald headed on the Fourth ol
When Demosthenes father died he
left fifteen talents to be divided be
tween Demosthenes and his sister A
talon t is equal to about one thousand
dollars 1 often wish that I had been
born a little more talented
Demosthenes had a short breath a
hesitating speech and his manners
were very ungraceful To remedy his
stammering he filled his mouth full of
pebbles and howled his sentiments at
the angry sea However Plu
tarch says that Demosthenes made
a gloomy fizzle of his first speech
This did not discourage him He fin
ally became the smoothest orator in
that country ami it was no uncommon
thing for him to fill the First Baptist
Church of Athens full There are now
sixty of his orations extant part of
them written by Demosthenes and part
of them written by his private secre
When he started in he was gentle
mild and quiet in his manner but later
on carrying his audience with h m he
at last became enthusiastic He thun
dered he roared he whooped he
howled he jarred the windows he
sawed the air he split the horizon
with his clarion notes he tipped over
the table kicked the lamps out of tho
chandeliers and smashed the big basa
viol over the chief fiddlers head
Oh Demosthenes was business when
he got started It will be a long time
before we see another off hand speaker
like Demosthenes and I fjr one have
never been the same man since 1
learned of his death
Such was the first of orators say
Lord Brougham At the head of all
the mighty masters of speech tho
adoration of ages has consecrated his
place and the loss of the noble instru
ment with which he forged and
launched his thunders is sure to main
tain it unapproachable forever
1 have always been a great admirer
of tho oratory of Demothcnes and
those who have heard both of us think
there is a certain degree of sim larity in
our style
And not only d d I admire Demosthe
nes as an orator but as a man and
though I am no Vanderbilt I feel as
though I would be willing to head a
subscription list for the purpose of do
ing the square thing by his sorrowing
wife if slie is left in want as I under
stand that she is
I must now leave Demosthenes and
pass on rapidly to speak of Patrick
Henry Mr Henry was the man who
wanted liberty or death He preferred
liberty though If he couldnt have
liberty he wanted to die but he was in
no great rush about it He would like
liberty if there was plenty of it but if
the British had no liberty to- spare he
yearned for death When the tyrant
asked him what style of death he want
ed he said that he would rather die of
extreme old age He was willing to
wait he said He didnt want to go
unprepared and he thought it would
take him eighty or ninety jearsTnore
to prepare so that when he was ushered
into another world he wouldnt be
ashamedof himself
One hundred and ten years aro
Patrick Henry said 4S r our chains
are forged Their clanking may be I
heard on the plains of Boston The i
war is inevitable and let it come I
repeat it sir let it come
In the spring of 1860 I used almost
the same language So did Horace
Greeley There were four or five of us
who gotour heads togetheranddecided
that the war was -inevitable and con
sented tolet it come
Then it came Whenever there is a
large inevitable conll ct floating around
waiting for permission to come it de
volves on the great statesmen and bald
headed literati of the Nation to avoid
all delay It was so with Patrick
Henry He permitted the land to be
deluged in gore and then he retired
It is the duty of the great orator to
howl for war and then hold some other
mans coat while he lights Bill Syc
in Boston Qlobe
being the mother of in
vent on a family of theatr cal barn
stormers who had been playing in a
Georgia town hit upon a new devee
for escaping their board bill One
morning the -whole town was stirred to
its very center by the news that one of
the members of the company was miss
ing Parties includ ng the father and
s ster of the stolen girl started in hot
pursuit and the impecunious actors
fnro nt trt rotm n Tlmn
ered that in their haste they had for
gotten also to pay their bills They
turned the grief of the townspeople into
astonishment which was chauged to
wrath when it wsis learned that the
fani ly was happily reunited in
boring State 1 Y tribune
a neigh-
- l 4-
Trr t
What is it that determines a guTs
popularity in society asks a cotem
porary In nine tmes out of ten it ia
the size of her father bauk account
Xorristown Herald
Master What does Condillac say
about bmVes in the scale of being-
Scholar He says a brute is an im
perfect animal And what is man
Man is a perfect brcte
We notn that at the dnner given
to that actor in New York recently
WilPe Winter read a poem to Henry
Irving- We also note that Henry Irv
ing sailed for England early tho next
morning Washinqlon Critic
It is strange muttered a young
man as he staggered home from a sup
per party how evil communications
corrupt good manners I have been
surrounded by tumblers all the even
ing and now I am a tumbler mvselt
N r Mail
The elephant can go A vory good
ivory is now made from bones and
scraps of sheepskin The next im
provement will be the playing of the
game of billiards by machinery When
this is done young men can stay at
home and improve their minds JSf 0
A lamented citizen of Montana
whose passion for horses led him out to
the end of a convenient bough and
whose ultimate views of life were taken
through a slip noose declared it to be
his conviction which was unanimous
that this world is all a hemp tie show
jV Y Independent
A boy once lived in a house sc
hemmed in by factories that sunshine
rarely reached his play rooui One day
a little narrow beam of light shone
through a window pane and quivered
and danced on the bare wall The child
was filled with delight Putting Irs
little hand on the sunbeam he cried
Run quick mamma Bring a ham
mer and a nail Ill hold- it while you
nail it so we can keep it always
Golden Days
Why can not women make good
lawyers asks an exchange We never
gave the subject much thought but we
suppose it is because they cant sit on
the small of their backs pile their foot
on a table spit half way across the
room into a box full of sawdust and
charge fifteen dollars a minute for it
There may be some minor reasons in
additon but these appear to us to be
the principal obstacles in the way of
her success at the bar Brooklyn
A discussion of the question of em
ployment for women at the South lias
brought oiit objections either practical
or fanciful to prel tv much everything
that has been suggested Whereupon
the Charleston Jbeivs propounds to the
latest critic this tough question In
what occupation can a woman engage
without knowledge or training or ex
perience From a somewhat exten
sive observation of society we should
say that matrimony would about fill
tne bill Boston Herald
Tho Pointer That Didnt Materialise
When tho Causo Was Tried
Nat Mitchell who lives out on the
Coon Creek road went into the Su
preme Court room and seeing a
pleasant looking gentleman sitting
with his feet on the table the visitor
Are you the Supreme Jedgo o tho
Yes sir
Would you be kind enough to give
me a little advice I dont mean givo it
o me exactlv for I am willin to pay
for it
State your case
Youve got a suit here Mayflower
vs Hall The people out in my neigh
borhood are mighty interested in that
suit an ef I knowed exactly how it
was to be decided I mout win a
right sharp pile o money on it You
jest tell me how shes goin an Ill slip
back an take all the bets I ken git
Of course 1 know how the sut will
be decided but it would hardly bo
right for me to tell you in advance
Yes but Ill make it all right Ill
give you half o what I win
I never accept a contingent fee
Tell you what Ill do
Out with it
Give me a hundred dollars and Ill
give you the necessary pointer
Sav seventy live
I see you dont care to trade
Well heres a hundred
Now sir you go home and bet on
The suit was decided in favor of
Mayflower Several days later while
the Judge was sitting in his room Nat
Mitchell knocked at the door
They told me that the Supremo
Judge was in here said he
Well I am the man
You aint the man Pro after
Tuther day a feller that claimed to bf
the Jedgc said he would tell me how
certain case would go if I would
give him a hundred I give hin
the hundred went home mort
gaged my farm for three thousand
dollars an1 bet the whole amount the
way that blamed feller said Now look
at me Aint got money enough to get
a bite to eat If steamboats was selbn
for ten cents a hundred I couldnt buy
a pilot house I want that man Id
like to wallow around here awhile with
him He aint the Jedge then I reck
Ah hah I reckon that he was some
feller that stepped in
I suppose that he was
-Come in may be when everybody
else had gone to dinner
Very likely
Well believe Ill poke on round
awhile If I see him Ill show him what
a pity it is that men aint honest I
kaint bear to see a dishonest man
Jedge and above all I do think that
our public men should be above sus
As M tcholl went into a nfnnrnnf fo
see it ithe proprietor would trust him
for a meal pleasant looking man who
hadplaed the J edge slipped oil
tne baps door Arkansaw lrdcelery
The Cruel Captain and the Poor Little
Cabin Hoy
Tell us a story papa chorused
half a dozen voices We must have a
Oh youve heard all my yarns
already answered Captain Martin
gale laughing If you want a story
this gentleman will tell jou one
This gentleman was a tall broad
chested man with a thick black beard
which was fast turning gray who had
come in just before dinner and had
been warmly welcomed by the Captain
A very grim fellow he looked as he sat
in the great oaken chair with the fire
light playing fitfully on his dark
bearded weather beaten face
Am I to tell you a story asked
the visitor in a deep hoarse voice
quite as piratical as his appearance
Well then listen There was once a
poor boy who had no father or mother
no friends and no home except the wet
dirt forecastle of a trading schooner
He had to go about barefoot in the cold
and rain with nothing on but an old
ragged flannel shirt and a pair of sail
cloth trousers and instead of landing
on beautiful islands and digging up
buried treasures and having a good
time all round like the folks in the
story books he got kicked and cuffed
from morning till night and sometimes
had a sound thrashing with a ropes
end into the bargain All the sailors
were very cross and ugly to him but the
worst of all was the capttin himself He
had been badly treated himself when a
hoy and so as some men will he took
a delight in ill treating somebody else
in thelsame way Many a time did he
send the poor little fellow aloft when
the ship was rolling and the wind
blowing hard and more than once he
beat him so cruelty that the poor lad
almost fainted with the pain
Wicked wretch cried Bob indig
nantly I hope he got drowned or
eateu up by savages
Or taken for a slave himself and well
thrashed every day suggested Dick
Oh no Bob said little Helen who
was sitting on a low stool at her fath
ers feet I hope he was sorry for being
so cruel and got very good
The strange guest stooped and lifted
the little girl into his lap and kissed her
Helen nestled close to him aud looked
wonderingly up in his face for as he
bent his head toward her something
touched her forehead in the darkness
that felt very much like a tear
Well resumed the speaker after
a short pause the schooner heatling
eastward across the Indian Ocean came
at last among the Maldive Isles where
it is always very dangerous sailing The
coral islands which Tie in great rings or
rolls all around like so many strings
of beads are so low and flat that even
in the daytime its not easy to avoid
running aground upon them but at
night you might as well try to walk
through a room full of stools without
tumbling over one of them
Of course the Captain had to be
always on deck looking out and that
didnt make his temper any the sweet
er as yon may think So that very
evening when the cabn boy had dis
pleased him in some way what does he
do but tell the men to sling him up into
tho rigging and tie him hand and foot
to the mast
But the cowards were soon paid for
their cruelty They were so busy tor
menting the poor lad that none of them
had noticed how the sky was darkening
to windward and all at once a squall
came down upon them as suddenly as
the cut of a whip In a moment the
sea all around was like a boiling pot
and crash went the ship over on her
side and both the masts went by the
boai d fell down into the sea that is
carrying the boy with them
It was just as well for poor Harry
that ho had been tied to the mast other
wise the sea would have swept him away
like a straw Even as it was he was
almost stifled by the bursting of the
waves over his head He was still
peering into the darkness to try if he
could see anything of the ship when
there came a tremendous crash and a
terrible cry and then dead silence
The vessel had been dashed upon a
coral reef and stove in and the sea
breaking over had swept away every
man on board
But storms in those parts pass away
as qmckly as they come and it was
not long before the sea began to go
down the clouds rolled away and the
moon broke forth in all its glory Then
Harry finding that the rope which tied
his arms had been a good deal strained
by the shock that carried away the
mast managed to free one hand and
unbind the other arm and his feet Just
then a face rose from the water within
a few yards ot him and Harry recog
nized his enemy the cruel Captain
There he was the man who had
abused starved and beaten him- djing
or just about to die almost within
reach of safety Though barely twice
his own length divided him from the
floating man so strong was the eddy
against which the Captain was battling
in vain that he had no more chance of
reaching it than if be had been a mile
away A few moments more and he
would have sunk never to rise again
but the sight of that white ghastlyfacc
and those wild despairing eyes was
too much for Harry He flung- out the
rope that he held the Captain clutched
it in another minute was safe on the
mast rescued by the boy he had been
so cruel to
O oh said Bob drawing along
Im so glad piped Helens tiny
voice I was so afraid hp would let
the poor Captain drown
About sunrise continued the guest
some natives who were out fishing in
a small boat caught sight of them and
came to the rescue The Maldive island
ers are much better fellows than the
Malays farther east and they took
good care of them for a month or so
till at last an outward bound English
brig that had been blown out of her
course touched at the island where they
were and took them off
And what happened to them after
that asked rail the children at once
Tbe little cabin boy answered the
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man as ever walked a deckk asd j6tji
command of a fine ship
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ers shoulder here he sitgj
Papa cried the amazed chUres
were yoit the poor Tttle boy
his tongue
sled and mite a larre siie wat
But what became of the poor CBr
tain who was so cruel asked HIkS
Helen wistfully- -
Why heree sits1 safti her father
grasping the story tellers hand jtlf
hcs tho best friend I have in the world
Harpers Young People --
Little Mattle Set Oat Or a Vojjeel v
Discovery How She Was Found
Mattie Millet sat on the doorefepfhV
the bright April sunshine with Topsy
Tinkle on her lap
Mattie was a dear little five-year-old- -girl
and Topsy was a beautiful one-year-old
kitten with glossy fur as
black as jet and they- were the best 6fc
Mamma had just bcea tellingthejStQcy
of the three bears in the wpods3anit
Mattie was thinking how nice it voHlt
be for her and Topsy to go and fuyl thjj
bears houst
The fields were nearly bare anlyCa
few dirty white spots on the brgwa
earth but in the woods bayoml the
brook the snow was still quite deep
I blieve we could do it Topsy tfou
aud I I blieve we could find it Cbiti
you she said i
Mew mew answered Ttojwyras
her mistress put her down on the aiiow
That was Topsy s way of siiyn yw
so Mattie would havo tVdyeuSwttteu
So they started down the path to the
little bridge across the
Mattie started and Topsy followed as
in duty bound
Mamma was busy in the kitchen anit
did not miss them nor see tlic littlelig
ure in the bright searljjlrs croiSjtthe
fields and enter the woods Jf he only
had what a deal of troubTi niignTltave
been saved
O Topsy Tinkle as surctf youre
alive here is a path Itsthe beaj
path I know iiattie cried as they
came to a rough road
Mew mew said Topy as she
lifted first one black foot then anotilert
and looked up in Mat4ies face asifishei
wanted to go home but her mitregs
wouldnt understand and so- on their
The snow grew deeper in the wtfods
and little puddles of water cam im the
road as the sun shone brighter ihrpjigh
the -leafless trees Now and tficajn
squirrel ran chattering up a tree ami1
looked doubtfully at Topsy when he
thought he was at it safe distanees OE
soipe winter bird twittered from thef
branches above them
Matties little red shoes were wef
through and she was tired oh so tired
It did seem as though they wbultLneverfr
get to the bears house Xi
I guess It aint a great wavs further
Topsy she said bravelv
trudged along antr Topsv folloy X
mewing faintly- at everv thu
Then sure enough as tliey
a bend in the road there st
losr shantv
It Is4 Topsy Tinkle- It is
house and sne stopped at
to listen almost afraid now
hif frmnfl it
AJoti cw Tnmv ifiillS
as she leaped upon the step to warm
her feet in the sun -
I guess wed better go in Topsyj
whispered Mattie Im awful hungry
and may be theyve left their porridge
to cool Mattie pushed the dooropehr
and stepped in Topsy followed withfa
pitiful mew It wasnt half a3 wariu
as it was out in the sunshine -
This is a futiuy place to live fhr
aint it Topsy And there aint
crunib to eat sard Mattie with a- lit
tie sob as she looked around
What a funnj bed to sleep on imt
hal as nice as oms and she sat down
on the old quilt that covered a pue 61
spruce boughs-
0h it isnt half as splendid as
thought it would be is it Topsy
But Topsy had found a meat boBC
and was too busy to answer rl
Im iungry too she went otifct
with quivering lips but I dont wanti
to eat a nasty bone I wish
This looks just like the sugar papu
brings home it is Why-e-e I cUunF
think bears made suganli and ah
pulled a handful of little weet lrpvnt
cakes from a box iu the corner Ai
awful hungryt and Ijspp this wF
have to do but I wish it was por
After she had eaten the first small -
cake of sugar she- began to fesl vegy
sleepy and missed her soft nice biL
Isposc wed ought to go ncrogg
Topsy Tinkle but I guess well havHfi5
rest nap firs V and soon she wafaaC
asleep under the old quilt u jjj
When she woke up it was quite il
but a light was shining in her eyes af
most blinding her and in the doorway
stood not tne three bears but papa
and Tom and Charlie- r
OMr Big Bear screamed Mat-
tie for she could not see who they t
at first
Whos this in my bed ssMupdba
in a great gruff voice and iuenJtei
laughed oh such a h3ppy laugh arttL
Mattie laughed and Topsy me ved arut7
Charley ran back to- the house to tell
mamma that Mattie was found and
Tom carried tfie lantern wBile papa
carried Mattie and Topsy both iirihft
arms j j
They had found their tracks irtha K
moist snow at the edge of the woodsy
and followed them straight to thesugjtf
camp sa i
Wasnt it lucky Mattie thongktgp
and she doiaItwanttoJfintL the hom
of the bears any more Youths
The bldsayiBg that trotk Sstwwger
than fiction was prove ut fi m g
accident at TJnderuil lr
noot eigneen year tjmwymg -
nearly takes off that it hstA NsHPts
ered The only expiaatitio ffttMr
give as to how Ms tongue cdJtl jjijCaFj
far away was that he wa fa igWr
Tray limes
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