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THE LITTLE CRIPPLE.
Ijror make those shoulders ,row tailor bnt that stoop 1 port I He has louud a bai- 'ti - atlck he makes It roll. Illy piiiMii from control, tliuti his crutch with forward t and bent Into a loop, And hitches on. and rolls again, Ms soul All In his small, square face. What glow ing, rare, And eager Joy It Is! Upon hi high Poor ridge of shoulder work of endless cure Hang a lace eollar, In abundnnt fall, Adjusted by some piteous, loving eye That would not see the shoulders stooped all. ...... Hannah Pnrker Kimball. e Sheriff Who Shirked. "I int Down to Defeat at the Polls :. Because He Didn't Do His Plain Duty. u. I an j s nn easy matter for i at to perform his duty," n d of espoiienoe. "l$y J. ' what is required of liiia t'.w, which is sometimes ''"riance with the proinpt "rand conscience. I have II the ditllcult task im- Lnilay Tntninti when he n Clermont comity. Tut m o a good friend of mine ,, :a. When he was elected tit sheriff ho asked me to -, During tbe first year iterm nothing of impor i ted. !ut nlotip; in the nit oar service, just at the I?utiuan began to lay his r election, we struck a m . 1;rs in the southern part ,',' gave tho alarm. For i they complained, they ii i ing from tho dopredu n petty roblier or band of il st of the thefts were II y were continuous and the luckless farmers had 1,1 ielvea together for the ''" the culprit and the pro '"" r meat and potatoes, but ,r(,'lo progress in running l. f. Once or twice.indeed, tti fall of snow thsy had nit, tracing footsteps from it;: houses whose cellars oted to a place about a Mirnile distant from the t, ler, but at that distance oriuddenly disappeared, irt-iers' suspicions were vised against a family hm; The Leaches had al- sidered the most worth "S'.U iu the neighborhood. ,jr, they were uncleanly, - ignorant. It was a well u,l it Hiram LeRch had nut fork in two years. Yet l protracted leisure the it liued to shift along in ?i fjhazard manner instead ir d off to the poorhouse, HJ ge, as would have been ,lny'f other family in similar aol'f 1'inally the farmers out Tatman to help ftx the ' espouse to this entreaty te down into the soulh sl"' to see if I conld find "'k' rascals. Already the " ''stir up po'itical gossip a be U'liited about over at Tatman was totally li'H ad that he did not earn II good dog catcher, much lml;lin paid the sherilt' of X Our. r, ' sty. Judging by these '''. '.quite plain that if Tat ,'jion redeem himself in r i' he voters he might as I bis political hopes for 'II id save the money he rily have to spend in paigu. ba fled when trying to urloiner of hams and . . inrea l-obberieB were nl lis many weeks after 1 tin hand. At last I de- 're jet out a warrunt a id I'll''-' house. lieforo taking '"''tp to Batavia and cou- e,' he said, doubtfnlly, only thing we can do. , nuuieiuiiiK vo muue a elf or I'll be as bad i this Lea. h is. I guess tl. My presence will, the maneuver more ef- il mill the t inn Ml tl. it that Leach liv1 have been in doubt. t nerve as political timber ' u Id, snowy day in March and I left Ilutavin to ou Leach's house. It i' ' from our town to the lva. ''he roads were rough j'1 h places well-nigh im l" I although we sot out i'mliK,rni"3 was late in the n , I we.- tinned into the ttil bat led fro'n the high (iiib'rach' This lime was ing, Dd the inti ii'ucies -Mister,' but after having K.rtui' barnyard, which was totli88" tunu a dozen dift'or jj f,;is many sets of bars, we 3 lo lou the crest of a steep yore of which, according to Kirlf I the boy who wus feed- Jg animals in the sheep iyii'Jd find loach's house, d l'got out of the buggy of '"u .he hill. We kept f H MS sharply as we went, "'"' to came almott to the J uiu we see any signs ,i iuen Hiuldeuly a lit ihic i wood sniolio was neon oldirough the donuded g uie treea to our right, aed itv stops farther, and the l w" " aignr. it was sard 'l,le of f rurae and los, wha" so verv ''nh and dis- t yoii "nit we not had the II hoi1 1 T .. .. I , i ther t J"'!'cii s nouse were hwitif1' Htable, notwith- vlll fPlll 5e of the uhimuoy Put il e wu em- Dorse to a cherry 11 be '"tn the yard. The 0 -i Mi.l wheels had aroused tlio bouse, and before 3 il. a small colony of ! cuine trooping i'i tlmrii coi-mu' t)f the t Wifoii i,h king at us won- wno riiiuuen were clad one J Wei about the ugli- ne 1 ever- saw in uiv ilo goht light hair and' dirtv Torn! pi"" eyes. They were folic iiikj Bizes, m which vnoeff1" like unto the dops u a wme latitud Tatman stepped as dfs allDD np and addressed the tallest boy. 'Wheie'B your father?' ho asked. "The boy pushed back the tow colored inane through which he bad been staring and nodded toward the rear of the house. 'I ho sharp whack of a dosconding axe striking nfjainst hard wood emphasized tho boy's noil. It was now apparent that tho sound of the chopping which ha 1 been break ing on the still, heavy nir at inter vals since we began to descend tho hill originated on Leach's promises. In response to the boy's silent voqiiost to follow him, Tatman and I fell in wilh the group of boys and girls and dogs and went around to the hn-k yard. Once in sight of this dreary spot, we came to a dead Btop. The chopper was nil old woman. Her fore head was o notwoik of .wrinklei". Her hair was a yellowish gray. There was on!y a wisp of it. This was twisted into a tight little knob at the top of her head, all except a few thin strings which had escuped the thrall dom of Ihe comb and strnggled down around her bony neck. The woman's cheeks were thin and creased, and her eves were sunken. Her thin, calico gown displayed every angle of her gaunt, ungainly figure. Taken all iu ull, she was a very homely, uncimtli woman, but somehow there was some thing about her that made me feel timid. Tiitimin saw my trepidation and took the initiative. He stepped forward and stood directly befoie the chopper. She hold the axe poised in tho air for a moment, theu let it sink down easily ou the hickory chunk. 8he rested her hands on tho hnndlo and bent her tall body slightly for ward. " 'Well,' she said, 'what you want?' "Her steady look disconcerted Tat man, too, for a minute, but he braced up and came to the point without any useless preliminaries. 'Does Hiram Leach live here.' he asked. " 'l'es,' she said, stiffly. " 'Is he ut home?' continued Tat man. " 'Yes,' she repeated. " 'I should like to see him,' said Tatinau. ' "The woman grasped the axe handle tighter then and leaned over a little farther. 'W'hut you want of himV' she asked. "Tatman looked at her significantly. 'I'm the sheriff,' he said, bluutly and cruelly. '1'eihaps you cuu guess the i est. "The axe droppod to the ground at that, and the woman pressed her coiiHe red hands to her cheeks, over which snow Makes were drifting like half-frozen tears. She made no audi ble reply to Tatmau's communication, but the children who hud gathered close about ns took alarm at the dread word 'sheriff,' and broke out into a concerted wail of affright, as though they had heard the crack of doom. " 'Are you Leach's wife?' said Tat- mau. " 'Xo, his sister. His wife's dead. Die I when this'n wus a babv.' she said, laying her hand on tho head of the smallest child which had essayed to take refuge in the folds of her scaut skirt. 'My name in Marthy Leach,' she added, s au afterthought. 'I've stayed here ever since the children's mother went and sort o' looked after em.' "Again Tatman hesitated. " 'Vou understand my errand here. I'm quite sure, Miss Leach,' he said. "Ion have undoubtedly hoard the ru mors that have beeu current for weeks pust concerning your brother. I have a duty to perforin. I must search your house.' "Ihe woman's thin, hatchet-like face grew more poak.'d and haggard. for a moment u look of deliunce glowed in her eves. When that diod away she lifted the smallest child into her anus and started toward the house. " 'Ciome on,' she paid. 'He's iu here.' "Tatman and I followed her into a long, low room, and the children nnd dogs crowded iu at our hcols. The room was almost dark. T o greater part of what poor light there was wus derived from a fitful flumo that leaped up from the logs iu the open ttrepluce, for the windows, which were too small to admit iiinoh light even in their prime conditio'n.were rendered almost opaiine by the rugs which were snbsti U'ed -for the broken puues and the swirls of suow that covered tho few romaiuing ones. A man sat at one corner of the H replace. Ho was cough ing violently when we entered, and I noticed that the hand he held up to his lips was almost transparent in its thinness. Tho woman Blood silently before him until the paroxysm of coughing had ended. Thou she spoke: " 'Hi,' he said, 'here's two men ooino to see yon.' 'The man raised his hollow durk eyes uud Bnook back his thick durk hair. Tatman looked at mo appeal ingly.but I could give him no encour agement, " They have a dutv to perforin," the womuu went on, bitterly. 'Ti is man,' and she pointed to Tatman, 'is the sheriff. He is going to arrest you for stealing a sack of potatoes, a bug of com uud u slice of pickle-pork from Peter Fagin night before lust. The whole thing weighed a hundred pounds, mebbe. I'eter I'agiu lives three miles from hero. Thero was an awful heavy ruin all that night, aud the mud wus knee det o, but for any body well an Btrong lik, you are, Hi, rain an' mud don't count t "There was a sneer iu the woman's voice that contrasted paiclully with her shrunken, withered facuaud fig- nre. The man laid bis face in the hollow of his skeleton-like bands and groaned. The woman turned toward Tatman and me. " 'I s'posp, she Raid, grimly, 'you'd likft to search the house.' "Tatraan's face was flushed, and his whole figure seemed to cry out au apology for our being there. " '1 believe I shall have to,' lie saiu. Ihe law requires it, you know.' "The woman straightened np stiff as a rod. " 'Well,' ho said, 'I won't put you to much trouble. It ain't worth while for you to go pokiu' nround into un necessary corners. Here's what thore U loft of the last haul. Tho potatoes is ' Sho stepped to the cupboard in the corner and threw back the door. " 'Martha!' the man called out, sharply. " That's oil right, Hi,' shn said. 'I knew it'd hnve to come sooner or later, an' it's no uso to bout about the btiBh now that the officers is here. There's the potatoes,' she repeated, 'down there in that box. The nit nl is in that jur on the second shelf. The meat is wrapped np in that towel. The stnff is almost gone already, for we've got u good many mouths to feed here, couutin' in the dog. It's a good thing you como w hen you did, for like a not thore'd have been another haul tonight or the night after.' "ihe woman sat down on a stool opposite her brother, and motioned Tattnnu uud me to chairs in front of tho fireplace. I took the seat, but Tittmuti remained standing. " 'I'm very sorry to find things ns they are,' he said. 'I cumt,of course, to urrest Mr. Leach, should I find him guilty. He is evidently a very sick man. I do not see how I can take him into custody today.yet if he is guilty, as you sny ' "Tho woman sprang to her feet like a wounded aniuial. " 'Who said he was guilty?' she broke in. 'I said we got the stuff from I'eter 1'agin's, but I didn't say Hi took it. He didn't. Why, man, where nre your eyes nnd your common sense? Can't yon see? Can't you understand? lon't you know that those weak arms couldu't carry hnlf that load a hnudie 1 yards, lot alone three miles? No, if you are goin' to arrest onybody.you'll hovo to arrest me. I did the straliu'. I've been doin it nil along. I ' "There was a cati h in her voice then. The woman sunk back ou 'the stool aguiu and gatherod the young est child into her arms uud began t ro. k her body to nnd fro nervously. Tatman took the vacant chair be side me aud mopped his streaniug forehead. " 'l'ou wouldn't think I'd be able to do it, either, would you?' she re sumed, pitching her voice iu its high keyed monotone once more. 'I'm 72 years old, but I've still got heaps of strength. I've always been strong ns un ox. I've hud need to be, too, for l'vo had to work1 like one most of my life. I've had all my brothors to do for. There wus six of them. Ronie how, their wives ull died when the children wus little tots, nnd I've brought 'em nil up the beat I kuowed how. Hi's is the luit I'll have to do for. I liked Hi's wife hotter than any of the rest of the women folks, and I like her children best. If she'd been my own s. titer I couldu't have thought more of her, and if the children was my own I couldu't thiuk more of them. At least, it seems that way. Anyhow, I wouldn't have stole fin nuybody but them. I promised their mother when she wuh drawing her very last breath that they shouldn't want for nnythiug if I could help it, an' I guess they never have, so far. " 'Hi never did have the knuck of gettiu' on very well,' sho suid. 'It was this little fellow that set me goin' this one here iu my arms. He was hungry for two days an' nights. He cried and cried till I couldn't stand it any longer and then I well, I hustled. I took from I'eter Fagiu the first night. ou'll say, of course, I ought to have asked for help. Well, mebbe I had, but I don't know us it would have doue any good. Folks was all dowu ou ns. Somehow, tln-y don't seem to understand that Hi's sick an' has beeu ailin' for months. They still think he's sulloiin' from luck of ability to get on. Hut it ain't that now. If I'd begyad, the best they could have done would be to send us to the poorhouse, and there is so much rod tape to be unwound before a body can get in even there, that the chances .are we'd have starved to deuth before the business could bo settled. Thut's the way it wus with tho Polau family. ' "Tatman remembered the Dolan episode aud nodded au acquiescence. " 'You may think it. strange that a w oman nsold as lum could get around as lively us I've Leeu doiu' this win ter. It is funny. I can't understand it myself, but somehow when I wus out steuling I was spry as a cricket uud as still as a mouse. I never felt afraid, cither. I guess that's the reason I never got caught. Hut now that you've got me, I suppose I'll have to give in. Do you want to tuke inn uloiig with you now? It won't take me long to get ready. Clothes don't cut much of a figure with us. All I wish is that you'd kind of look after Hi and the children when I'm gone.' "The man in the comer sobbed aloud, Tatniuu urosn and - stalked over to the Binull window and stood looking at the snow-dimmed gbiss, l!y and by he cume I ack to the fireplace. He reached out and grubbed old Mar tini's hand, and whou he spoke I haw that his hand and voi e were both un stoidy. " '1 think,' he said, Mint you con take better care of these children than I inn. I don't want you today. My warrant is made out for Hirutn I. each. I can't (huuge it to Martha. It is my duty to do so, I suppose, but I can't do my duty. Here is something to keep yon going for a while. Don't spend any of it till I'eter Fugin's meat and meal uud potatoes nre all gono. You might get me into trouble if you did." "The woman leaned her gray head against the child's unkempt locks. Bhe said uothiug, but she pressed Tat man's fingers, and I guess he under stood." The man of experience stopped abruptly. The young mail, who wus smoking, cleared his throat. "Well," he asked, otlongth, "what became of Tatman? What did they do to him iu the next campaign?" "Knocked him higher than a kite,'' said the man of experience, "They said he was no good because be couldu't find that robber, lint I guess Tatman didn't care." New York Sun, FROM DESPERADO TO TAMALE MAN. T.ie Itfirnmnntir V.ml of Oiic Notorlnnf CnllforniH Outlaw Yea'- aio nobody rode better horses, could rido harder, dance longer, or shoot faster than Kamou Kuis. He w.it- the beau ideal of a fandangodandy, aud ti availed n pace so fast with such nn utter reckless disregard for the propi ietie", even life, that not even his best friends numerous, too pre dicted for him an ending more tran quil than one with his boots on or possibly the closing forever of his eyes iu the cell of a penitentiary. Instead, however, he pulsed quietly away recoutly in Calaveras county, Califor nia, tho result of a cold contracted while selling toiuules ou the street at night. The powerful constitution which had laughod at bullets aud knife wounds had permitted a cold to de velop into consumption, and iu just thirty day Hamuli wus a dead man. He was born in Colifornia sixty years ago, and in his teens developed romarkuble ability as n bronco ruler and dexterity in tho uso of a six shooter. Thus it soon becamo know n to tlio ollh ers of the law that ouo of thu most dango oils combinations they hud to deal with consisted of ltnmon, a good mustang nnd a pair of "sixes." He confined his operations almost ex clusively to Calaveras, Hon Joaquin, Ntuuisluns. and Merced counties, though occasioiiully he was known to do u trick in other sections. Tuo lumne ho claimed us a homo, and fre quently returned, though generally ou the run, with sheriffs, detectives or posses iu hot pursuit. Once in the hills of "home," he mannged to es cape. He did one term in Nun Ijiten tin tor stage robbery, aud is kuown to have been tho lone highwayman of several other hold-ups iu which the sufferer was Wells, Fargo, ,V Co. These operations, togethor with ac quiring some of the best horses the sta'e could pro. luce without going through the formality of consulting the owuers, kept Hauion very busy keopiug out of jail. Hut as his ill gotten gains came, so they weut easy. He spoilt his money like a prime, aud g ive a great deal to people w ho har bored or showed hiin any kiudnoss. He never to. got a friend nor forgave an enemy. That was his religion. He gave his promise to the officers of the county that he would commit no crime within its boundaries and liveil up to it. riome fifteen years ago or so the state got too small to hold him, and as his old enemies, the oflicers of the law, were closing in on him from all sides, he crossed the mountains, but hud hardly reached Hot Springs, Mono county, when he got into trouble with a l'iute Indian aud killed him. Ten yeni-B ago he worked his wny to Lower California and opened n butcher busi ness. He did a brisk businesu from the start, and, though he trusted in discriminately, never tried to make his army of debtors settle np. Tho reason of this was that he got cattle ehou) e.- than anybody else could. At length the xto k-raiser got tired of Kauiou's mode of getting beef cattle, organized a mob and started to hang him. In the fight that ensued Kamou wus shot twice, but succteded in killing one in a u and wounding three others. He staggered to his horse.amid a ruin of Imilet", mounted uud tied. He cuine direct to this county nnd Bottled down, Tho old spirit of bra vudo hud died out and tlu mini who loved adventure for the sake of tho danger thut went with it settled down to the unroiuuutiu life of a tumale vender, aud us such he passed away, QUAINT AND CURIOUS. An apple orchard iu Jefferson eouny, Ind., is ou the side of a perpendicu lar hill over half a mile in height. The trees grow straight out from the hillside, and when au apple drops from a tree it fulls nearly half a mile before it alights on the ground. A French journal tells a story ubont n dog which bciouged to au English dentist. Thelog was scarcely able to support life owing to the loss of its teeth. The dentist made ou artificial set, including four canine teeth and four molars mounted ou a plate in the ordinary way. The dog now eats meat and even gnaws bones without difficulty and he has gained cousidor ubly iu weight. The most curious street pavement ill the world is that which has recently been put down in Lyons, France. It is of glass, the blocks being about eight inches square, each made up of sixteen smaller blocks. The glass blocks are so tightly fitted together thut water cannot pass between them. As a paveniout glass is suid to have greater resistance than stone. It is a poor conductor of cold, and ice w ill not form upon it, A newly married couple in New Brunswick, N. J., circumvented theii mischievous friends by starting oq their wedding journey by way of the roof. The friends, well supplied with rice aud old slippers, stood ut the foot of the stairs. The pair ascended to the roof, walked to the adjoining houso, theu down and through the rear door to a buck street, where they entered a waiting curriago uud wore driven to tho luilway station. ' Birds are furnished with a peculiar mombraue, which iu a state of repose lies iu the inner angle of tho eye, but is movable by two distinct muscles, which draw it over the corner. It is, to a ceituiu extent, transparent, for. according to c. uvier, mrus cuu looK through it, as the eagle does when looking at the sun. This membrane is culled the third eyelid. One of the most comical and grotesque animals is the "spoctnclod boar" which de rives its chief attraction from the light-colored rings around its eyes. These the greater part of the face being, like the body, black have ex actly the uppearouce of a pair of com mon "goggles," through which the beust seems to look with au air of mingled wisdom and imbecility. Thd spectacled beur is ouly found iu thd mountainous regions of Chili, Boutu America. .THE NIMBLE SIXPENCE. us It Itun Everywhere Through Kng--Huh Dally Life. Should England ever decide upon a new cont-of-arms, let it be the lion and unicorn rampant, holding aloft a big round penny. The present motto will answer: "(iod and my Kight" money, my God, and all I can get, iny right. This is not especially to be condemned, perhaps. With 40,000,- 000 people crowded into an area no larger than one of our Ameiican states nnd with 20,01)0 persous owning all the land, the struggle for existence is terrible. Nevertheless the schemes to extract tho penny are so various and tinique.and they are sprung upon yon so uuetpectedly, as to be actually funny. In consequence you always must go about loaded down w ith these big. heavy copper coins, larger than our old one-cent pieco which we role guted to the dark ages long ago. Sev eral times a day you will get eleven of these in exchange for a shilling, and you really would have to carry a I as ket if they did not slip away as fast as 1 hoy come. The government could just as well put its Maiup of value upon a smaller coin, but the Hritish public would resent giving np its dear old penny. You pny a penny for a tout in any of the purks and gardens; a penny for the use of the toilet room ut all the railroad stations nnd res- tiiui nuts; n penny for a drink of water. In fact you wi.l sove wear and tear of patience and purse by all the time carrying a penny between your thumb uud forefinger. Americans cannot got used to the fact that this important coin is two cents instead of one. Tuppence to the in seems to routs but it really is four; thripponee is not threo but six; tenpence seems a mere trille until th-y reitect it is twenty cents. The six penco is ubiquitous, it is omuipreseut, no word falls so readily from Knglish lips. Where we say a nickel they sny sixpence, which is nearly two-and-a-half times an much. 1 asked u shop keeper i ne day w hy that everlost.ng sixpence wns tacked on to everything. "Well," he said, "it sounds better; two shillings or woven shillings sounds ho bnil. it is lunch easier to say two-und-six, seven-und-six." So for the suko of euphony wo pay the extra 12 cents. At the hotels they tell us tho price is ten-uiid-six, twelvo-nnd-six.we never can escape from the everlasting sixpence. Twenty shillings aro a pound, but ten shillings are not a half pound, but half a sovereign. Then there is thut exasperating coin, tho half crown, two-uud-six, but so little larger thu i the two-shilliug-piece that we must lay them together to see flio difference. A favorite price to put upon article is a guinea. When we ask what is a guinea we are told that there is no such coin but it means a pound and one shilling a pleasing variation from the extra sixpence. Twelve peuce muke a shilling, two shillings o tloriu, four shillings a double tl oi i ii, five shillings a crown, two crowns a half sovereign; three columns always to add up and besides there are the ha'pennies uud the farth ings, two of which muke a hu'peuny. 1 n ude this purchase yesterday a yard and a qiiurter of ribbon at ono bhilliug, thrippence ha'penny a yard. hut was the bill? At the bunks one must tuke silver or gold for all sums under live pounds, $25. The Kuglisfi admit freely thnt their finuuciul system is very bud, but they sny, "Our money iH at pur ull over the world, why make a change?" The sil ver thrippence is the Biime size ns our diminutive three-cent pieco whose coinage wns discontinued years ago, Thoy suy it is coined here for tho benefit of those whose conscience will not let them put coppers into tho con tribution plate ou Suuduy, but whose generosity does not extend to a six pence. In some churches the exact amount of the contribution, and the kind of coin, is plucod on a bulletin iu the vestibule. In one town, not long ago, 1 road at the close of the morning service, "140 thrippence pieces." lti'ar I'lHlfuriti I'hlli,iipliy. "Do you see how thut ludy is get ting ou the car?" asked a disgusted conductor of a reporter the other day. The ludy iu question was backing off' the train facing the conductor, who wns standing ou the rear platform. "If I were a reformer," continued tho conductor, "I i-hould lose uo time in getting up n society for the protec tion of Indies riding ou streot curs. If I were n legislator I should muke it necessary for every man, woman and child to pasB un emmiuntioii showing their knowledge of how to get ou or off a cur before giviug them a permit to ride. Hut it is particularly the Indies who refuse to be convinced that they jeopardize their lives by facing the opposite direction from thut iu which tho c ar is going when they get off. As every uiuii knows, the bust motion of the cur when the pas senger is alighting iu that way is sulli cient to throw her down. . I always become hoarse iu the winter time from calling to ladies aud beseeching them to wait till the car stops. I have given up teaching them to get off iu a way thut a little motion will net affect them aud confine myself to holding them back until they cuu get off iu safety, howe.er awkwardly they do it. I have finally come to the con clusion thut getting oil' u street car is something like throwing u stuns straight. A woman cuu't do it, nnd thut's all there is about it. "Wash ington Star. llnUar mill II in Creditor, lial.ao's death was known iu a mo ment, it would seem, to his ciedi'ors, aud they came clamoring to the door, and invaded the house a ravening horde, rnnsai king looms and hunting for vuluubles. Thoy drove the w idow away, and she found a temporary home with Mmo. do Surville ut No. 47H Hue des Martyrs. This house and number ure yet unchanged, Cabinets aud drawers were torn open, and about the grounds were scattered his letters and papers, sketches of new stories, drafts of contemplated woik all that could be collected by his friends hur rying to the spot. They found manu scripts in the shops around, ready to enwrap butter uud groceries. One characteristic) and most valuable let ter was tracked to three places, in three pieces, by an enthusiast, who rescued the first piece just us it was twisted up and ready to light a cob bler's pine. New York World. REV. DRJALMAGE. THE EMINENT DIVINE'S SUNT AY DISCOURSE. Sulci net! Gnard Yonr Tom per A Mweet Disposition Adda Much to the Joy of Living Don't Want Health Reheart lug Wrona-e anil Scheming Itevenge, ICopjrrlght, LoaU KlopM-h, lWi. WAsmitoTow.D, 0. In this discourse Dr. TnlmnRS placates the world's revenges unit recommends morn of the saccharine ami iors of the sour In human dispositions; text; Etheslnns lv W, "Let not tbe sun go down upon your wrntb." , What a pillow, embroidered of all colors, hntli the dying dayl The cradle ot clouds from which tbe sun rise Is bonuttftil enough, hut It is surpassed by the many colored mausoleum la wliloh at evening it Is hurled, j HnnBot among the mountain! It almost taken one's breath awny to reonll tho seeno. The long shadows stretching over the plain make the glory ot the departing light on the tiptop crags and struck aslant through the foliage the morn oonsplouous, HatTron nnd gold, purple and crimson com mingled. All the onatles ot cloud In con nngrntlnn. Ilurnlng Mosoows on the sky. HmiKlng gardens ot roses at their deepest blush. Runners ot vnpor, red ns It from enrnngo, In the battle of the elements. The hunter among the Adirondack and the Swiss villager among tho Alps know what is a sunset among tbe mountains. After a storm at sen the rolling grandeur Into which the sun goes down to bnthe at night fall Is something to make weird and splen did dreams out of for A lifetime. Alexan der Htnitn, in bis poem, coinpsres tho sun set to "tho barren heich of hell," but thU wonderful spectacle of nature makes mo think of tbe burnished wall of heaven. Paul hi prison, writing my text, remembers some of the gorgeous sunsets among tho mountains of Asia Minor and how he had oriel, seen the towers of Damascus blnjie Iu the close of the orieutal days, nnd he nasties out that memory In the text wheu lesi,, "Let uot the sun go down upon voi r wrath." t-'ub'nno nil suggestive duty for people then and people now I Forgiveness before sundown I lie who never fuels the throb of Indignation Is Imbecile. He who can walk among the Injustices of the world In flicted upon himself nnd others without flush ot check or flash of eye or agitation of nature Is either In sympathy with wrong or snmt-ldlntlu. When Ananias, the high, priest, ordered the constables of the oonrt room to snilto run I on tho mouth, Paul fired up and said, "God shall smite thee, thou whited wall." In the sentence Imme diately before my text Paul commands the Epheslans, "Be yo angry nnd sin not." It all depends on what you are mad at and how long tho feeling lusts whether linger Is right or wrong. Life Is full of exaspera tions. Hniil after David, Hnccoth after (lideon, Kornb after Moses, the Pnsqulns after Augustus, the Fhntisees after Christ, and every one has hud his pursuers, aud we are swindled or belled or misrepresent ed or persecuted or In some wny wronged, nnd the danger Is that healthful Indigna tion shnll beconio buleful spite, and that our feelings settle down Into u prolonged outpouring of temper displeasing to (Iod and ruinous to ourselves, nnd bnce the Important Injunction ot tbe text, "Let not the sun go down upon your wrath." Why thnt limitation to one's nnger? Why thnt period of flaming vapor set to punctuate a flaming disposition? Wlint tins the sunset got to do with one's resent till emotion? Wns It a haphazard senti ment written bv Tunl without special Blgaldoancey No, no. I think of five reasons why wo should not let the sun set before our torn per. i'irst, because twelve hours Is long enough to be croe about nny wrong In flicted upon us. Nothing is so exhausting to physloal health or mental faculty us n protracted Indulgence ot III humor. It racks tho nervous system. It hurts thu digestion. It heats the blood iu brain ami heart until tho whole body Is first over heated and then depressed. Resides that, It sours the disposition, turns one asldu from Ids legitimate work, expends energies that ought to bo better employed and dons us morn harm than It does out antagonist. Paul gives us a good, wide allowance of time for legitimate denuncia tion, from 8 o'clock to 0 o'clock, but says, "Htop therel" Watob tho descending orb of day, nnd when It reaches the horizon take s reof In your disposition. Unloose your collar and cool olT. Change the sub ject to something delightfully pleasant. Unroll your tight fist unci shake hands with some one. Dauk up the tires nt the curfew boll. Drive tbe growling dog of enmity back to Its kennel. Tho hours of this morning will puss by, nnd the after noon will arrive, uud tbe sun will begin to set, and, I leg yon. on Its blazing hearth throw ull your feuds, Invectives and satires. Agnln, we ought not to let the sun go down on our wrat'i, because wo will sleep better if wo nre at peace with everybody. Insomnia Is getting to be ono of the most prevalent of disorders. How few people rotlre nt 10 o'clock at night and sleep clear through to 6 la the morulugl To relieve this disorder ull narcotics ami sodntlves and morphine and chloral and bromide ot potassium und cecnluo nud Intoxicants nrj used, but uothiug Is more important than n quiet spirit it we would wlu somnolence. How Is a man going to sleep when be is iu mind pursuing an enemy? With wbntnor vous twitch he will start out of a drenmt That new plan of cornering bis foe wilt keep him wide awake while tho clock strikes 11, 12, 1, 2. I give you an unfailing prescription for wakefulness: Hpend tho evening hours rehearsing your wrongs nnd thu best way of avenging them. Hold a convention of friends on this subject in your psrlor or oflloe at 8 or 0 o'clock. Close tbe evening by writing a titter letter expressing your sentiments. Tuke from the desk or pigeonhole the pa peri in the esse to refrrau your mind with your en emy's mennness. Then He down ami wuit for tbe coming of tbe dsy, nud It will come before sleep comes or your sleep will be worried quiescence nud, If you take tlio precaution to lie Rut ou your buck, it frightful nightmare. Why not put a bound to your nnimosltv? Why lot your foes come Into tbe sanctities of your dormitory? Why let those slund-j erers who have alrendy torn your reputn-; tlon to pieces or Injured your business bend over your midnight pillow nnd drive from you one of tbegreutest blessings that (lod ean offer sweet, refreshing, all In-' vlgoratlng sleep? Why not feuoe out your enemlts by the golden bars ot the sunset? Why not stand behind the barricade of evening aloud and say to tbom, "Thus far and no farther." Many a man nnd many a woman is bsvlug the health ot body as well as the health of soul eaten away by a malevolent spirit. IhavelnUlmo of relig ious awakening had persons night after night com Into the Inquiry room and get no peaoa ot soul. After n while I have bluntly asked them, "Is there not some one against whom you bave a hatred that you are not wllllug to give up?" After a little oonfuslon tbey bave slightly whispered,1 "Yes," Then I hnve laid, "You will never find peace with Uod as long as you retain thnt virulence." Tbe rabbins recount bow that Nebuchad nezzar's son had such a splta against his father that after be wns dead be had bis futher burned to allies nnd then put the allies Into four sacks und tied thm to four eagles' necks which Dew away lu opposite directions. Aud there are now domeotlo antipathies that seam forever to have scat tered all parental memories to the four winds of heaven. How far the eagles Hy( with those f acred ashes! The bour of sun down makes to that family no practical suggest on. Thomas Carlylfl, in bis blog-. ruphy of Frederick the Great, says tb old king was '"Id by the confessor bit must be at peace jv"j lilt enemies if bo wauted, to enter heaven. Then he said to Ills wife,, tbe quoen, "Write to your brother after I tm dead thut I forgive him." lloloff, lbs joijfussor, suid, "Her majesty bad better writo him Immediately." "No," snld the king, "ufter I am dead; that will be infer." So he let the sun of ids eurtbly exlulnuoe go dowu upon bis wrulb. Aiiutn, we ought not to allow tbe sun to nt before fori;lvouui taken plaoo, buuauue wu might not live to see nn oilier dsy. And what If we should ba ushered into the presence of our Maker with n grudge upon our soul? The majority ot people depart this life In the night. lJutwreu 11 o'clock p. ni, and 8 o'clock a. in. there Is some thing Iu thu utiuo.snliora which relaxes tho grip which the body has ou the ioul and most people enter the next world through the shadow of this world. Perhaps (iod may have arrauged It iu thnt way so as to make tha contrast the uiois glorious. I hav suu suualiluy days la this world that must usts eeen almost ii us tbe radiaoss ef bearen. But as tnoit people leave the earth between sundown and sunrise tby qnlt this world at its darkest, and heaven always bright, will be the brighter for that contrast. Out of darkness Into Irradia tion. "Hnt," ssys some woman, "there Is horrid s-eature that has so injured mi that raider than make up with her 1 would die first." Well, slBter, yon may take your choice, for one or tbe other It will be your complete pardon of her ot (iod's eternal bnnlsninent of you. "But," says some man, "thnt fellow who cheated me out of those goods, or damaged tnj business oredlt, or started that lie nbnut me In the newspapers, or by his perfidy broke up my domestic hnppluess, forgive him I cannot, forgive blm I will not!" Well, brother, take your choice. You will never be nt peace with On I till you are at peace with man. Feeling ns you now do, you would not get so near the harbor of heaven as to see the lightship. Better Innve thnt man with tlin Uod who snld: "Veugennoe Is Mine. I will repnv." You may say: "I will mnke him sweat for that yet. I will make him squirm. I mean to pursue him to the death. " But you are damaging yourself mure than you damage) blm, and you nre mnktng heaven tor your owu soul an Impos-dhlllty, If he will not be reconciled to you, he reconciled to lilm. In live or six hours It will be sundown. The dahlias will bloom nguinst the west ern sky. Homnwhere between this ami that take a snovel and bury the oltl quarrel nt least six feet doep. "Let not th sun go down, upon your wrath." Again, wo ought not to allow the passage of the sunset hour before the dismissal of nil our affronts, hcnaua we may nssoclntt the snbllmest action ot tbe soul with th subllinest spectacle lu nature. It is a most delightsome thing to have our personal experiences silled with certain subjects. There Is a tree or river bank where God) llrst answered your prayer. You will nevef pass that place or think of that place with out thinking of tho glorious communion. There was some gate or some room or some garden Willi where you were nltlanced wltu "in companion who Inn been your chief Jo In life. You never speak of that pluair uut wit Ii n smile. Homo of vou have ploas nnt memories connected with thu evening star, or tho moon In Its llrst quarter, oi with the sunrise, because you snw It just lis1 you were arriving nt harbor after u tem pestuous voyage. Forever nnd forevor. I admit It Is tha most difficult ot all graces to practice, and at the start you may make a complete failure, but keep on iu the attempt to practice It. Hlntke- i mis wrote ten plays before he reached "Ham let," nnd seventeen plays before be readied "Merchant ot Venice," nnd twenty-eight plays bofore he reached ".Macbeth." And gradually you will come from the easier graces to the most dllllcult. Besides that, it is not n matter of personal determination so much as the laving hold ot the al mighty arm of (iod. who will help us to do anything wo ought to do. Hememher that lu ull personal controversies the one least to blame will have to tuke the first step nt paclllnnttou If It Is ever effected. The con test between itoiehlnes nnd Arlstlppns re sounds through history, but Aristlppus, who was least to blame, went to Adenines nnd snld, "Hhsll we not agree to be friend before we make ourselves the laughing stock of the wbolecountry?" Aud TKsohlnes said, "Thou nrt a far better man than I, for 1 begun tbe quarrel, but thou has beeu the llrst in healing the breach." Aud they wort nlwnys friends afterwards. Ho let tho one of you that Is least to blame take the llrst step toward reconciliation, The one most in the wrong will never take It. Oh, It miikei one feel splendid to he able by God's help to practice unlimited for ptveness. It improves one's body and soul. My brother, it will make you measure three or four more Inches around the chest snd Improve your respiration so that you can take a deeper nnd longer breath. It Im proves the aouatennuce by FOatteriug the gloom nud makes you somewhat like God himself. He is omnipotent, nnd we oiiunot copy that. Hn Is independent ot nil the universe, nnd we cannot copy that. He Is creative, aud we cannot copy that. He Is omnipresent, nnd we cannot copy thnt. But He forgives with a broad sweep ull faults, and all neglects, nnd nil Insults, and all wrongdoings, and in thnt we may copy Hint with mighty success. Uo harness that sub lime action of your soul to the sunset the hour wben tbe gate of heaven opens to let thu day pass Into eternities and some oi the glories escape this way through tbe brief opening. We talk about the Italian sunsets, and sunset amid the Apennines, and sunset amid tlio Cordilleras, but I will tell you bow you tuny see a grander sunset than any mere lover of nature ever beheld) that is, by flinging Into it ull your hatreds nnd animosities, nnd let tbe horses of lire trnmplo them, uud the chariots of fr roll over them, und the spearmen of fire stab thorn, uud the bench of fire consume them, uud the billows of lire overwhelm them. Agnln, we should not let the sun go down on our wrath, bucuiise It Is of little im portance what the world says of you or does to you when you hnve the nflluent Goil of the sunset as your provider nnd defender. People talk ns though It were a ll.xed spe -tade of nature and always the same. But no one ever saw two sunsets alike, nud it the world has existed 6000 years there have been nbnut 2,11)0,000 sun Mts, each of them as distinct from all tbe other pictures In the gallery of the sky as Titian's "Last Bupper," Unpens' "Descent From the Cross," Raphael's "Trntisllguru tlon" aud Michael Angelo's ' Last Judg ment" aro distinct from each other. If thnt God of such in Unite resourcos thnt He can put on tho wall ot the sky each evening more than the Louvre aud Luxem bourg galleries ull In one is iny Uod ami your Uod, our provider nnd protector, what Is the use of our worrying uhout auy human antagonism? If we are misinter preted, the Uod of tho many oolored sun set can put tbe right color on our action. It all the garniture of the western heavens at evontiilu Is but the upholstery ot one of tha windows of our future borne, what small business tor us to be chasing eu eiuleb! Let not this Sabbath sun go dowu upon your wrath. And I wish for nil of you a beautiful sun -set to your earthly existence. With some of you It lias boi-u a long day of trouble, nnd with others of you it will be far from calm. When the suu rose at 6 o'clock, it was the morning of youth, nnd a fulr day wns prophesied, but by the time the noon day or middle life bad come and the clock of your earthly, existence bad struck twelve cloud rncks gathered and tempest bellowed lu tbe truck of tempest. But as tbe even ing of old age approuehes I pray Uod tbe skies may brighteu aud the clouds be piled up luto pillars as of celestial temples to which you go or move as with mounted ooliorts come to take you home. And as you sink out of slgut below the horizon may there be a radiance of Christian ex ample lingering loug ufter you are gone, aud on the beavena be wrltteu iu letters of snpnhirn. and oil the waters lu letters ot opal, snd on the bills iu letters of emerald, "I'hy suu shall uo more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw Itself, for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and th days of thy mourning shall be ended." Bo shall the sunset of earth bocoin tbe KAinrise of heaven. A Japanese Oelalia (llrl. A geisha must be highly accom plished, because her chief duty is tor amuse. While not by any means a musician, Bhe must be able to perform on the samisen, koto.tzuzuml (a druni) and other musical Instruments. She dances, sings, and talks on the lightest isbjects, and always holds herself in readiness to entertain her guests ac cording to their mood. A witty geisha, one who Is a good talker, pretty and graceful, will not luck for employment at any time, aud generally makes a very good living. While It Is not at all DeceHsary for her to aroiiBe mirth, her object must be to beguile the time that if irksome to her guests. Thus it often happens that one feeling depresded will bend for a geisha girl. The geisha lu a natural uctressand her taste in dress Is exquisite, her movements Incompar able In grace. Ouoto Watanua, in tha November Woman's Home Co panlon. Inspiration is Intelligent contln'iou and progressive, not turgid or artifi cial or dogmatlQ.-Itev, J. Curumliigt Smith. ire'i 1 5