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TEEE OHIO DEMOCRAT, JLOGIAJT, OHIO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1889'
fr THANKSGIVING EVE. Y boyhood's homo bo foro mo llos, Just as It looked whon llfo was youngi Ero I hnd sproad my tiny Hull, Or to tho brcozo my pennons uung: Tho bluo sniolto 4llmbs tho hill bcslclo, Tho brook hoc) sing, lng on Its way, And volcos near nnd far proclaim Tho coming of Thanksgiving liny. A thousand wclcomos ns of old Ring out upon tho frosty nlr. TVhllo through tho orchard boughs I sco Tho vitiligo lights rcllcctcd there; Tomorrow will bo fostnl tlmo, And city halls and hamlets low "W'lll echo to tho merry chimes And memories of long ago. fe all nro young who gather hero Tho slro of threo scoro years nnd ton Trips lightly with his sweet grnndchlld, Tho gayest of our youngest men j For who cares nught for wrinkle now! Or sighs becnuso his locks nro gray 1 Ills heart beats light who halls with mo Tho feasts of our Thnukt-glvlng Day. Now lot mo slumber onco ngaln In that old chnmbar In tho Kll, And wnko up from my dreams and hoar Tho night winds through tho casement swell. No monarch has a grander couch Or softer down on which to rest Than mlno will bo, for oh, my friends, I'm onco moro In :ny boyhood's nost 1 n. S. Washburn, in Watchman. MY OLD DEAE. A Pathotio Llfo Picture for Thanks giving Study. Written for This Paper. 7 HE fnrra witti shrouded in No vember twilight nnd had a for lorn nir, but this was by no means analrofunthrlft or neglect. A typical Ohio f arm-h o u s o of tho hotter sort, with ovcrgrocn crowded front yard and out buildings strotching away from tho rear, dimly outlined Itself against a hill background. Tho hired man camo from tho barn yard witli two frothing pails of milk, nnd was mot at tho sldo doorstop by a stranger who had labored with tho front .knocker in win. "Good cvuning," Baid tho stranger. "llowdyido," responded tho hired man. "Does Mr. John Thomas llvohero?" "Yes, sir." "Is he at homo?" "Ho can't very woll bo anywhero else," replied tho hired man, with an explanatory grin, "llo's boon help loss einco a year ago last August, and can't go nowhero unless ho's carried out. I 'tend to tho business of tho farm for the old folks." "My business is with him, not with tho farm," said tho strangor. "Stop right into tho house, thon," In vited tho hired man, himself leading tho way with his pails of milk. "Aunt Susan," ho announced in tho familiar tono of ono who fcols tho de poiulonco of his employers, "hero's a gcntloman to sco uncle." Tho clean kitchon, bright with lamp light nnd preparations for a country supper, hold nothing olso as hcarton- Ing as tho old woman who turned from her cooking-range. Her ripples of gray nnd auburn hair, patient, bluo oyes and trim and active llguro won tho young man, though ho tried to regard hor with callous indifference Sho took him Into an Inner room whero a tabic wan spread at tho elbow of an old man propped in an easy chair. It was a comfortablo room, full of pleasant living, and signs of such opulcnco as an aged agricultural couplo might caro for. On tho mantel ovor tho log flro stood a dollberato clock and two vases of thoso mummies known as winter bouquets. Locked in tho calm of paralysis tho useless farmor mot and resisted that ap proaching stranger's gazo. A lamp burned in tho middlo of tho tablo. It showed every cast-iron lino of tho in valid's grizzled face. His weakness bo camo on a suddon his strength. Ho took rofugo In It and covered hlmsolf with it from tho vongeanco ho recognized, com ing out of tho past in search of him. "Dear, hero's Bomobody como to seo you," said tho old wife, bestowing this delight upon her husband and a chair upon tho stranger. "Tho noighbors have all boon so good, hut it isn't often wo havo a strangor to our houso now. I think it's so much bettor for Dear to sco iolks," sho confided to tho young man, "than to sit alono in his afllictlon." Hor callor stood by tho hearth, declin ing a Boat and holding his hat. Ho was nbnlo, blond man, carrying with him 'i wow.i), if hi: 31UST TO HIM." HAVE IT 1IKAD tho air of tho busy world. Success had already sot confidence in hla faco. Ho was a power confronting that wrecked old man, for whom ho could feel no moro pity than ono glvos a badly crushed unako. "Wo don't oat in tho kitchon slnco Dear had his stroke," apologized tho old wife, her mind half Hngorlng with her dlshpb on tho range, "It's hundlor for him to have tho tablo horo. I'll bring thorn right in, and you'll sit by and tako supper with us." "No, thanks." Tho strangor took a paper from his breast pocket und un folded it. "My business is briof. I camo to hand this document, copied from ono J retain, to Mr. John Thomas." "U it's a noto or dood," Biild tho wife, "I'll road it to him. Dour can't hold any tiling in bin hands now." Shu took hor 4i9Cttvclos from a work SHBIIBp' PPP iit imtwmr, M liMlk I ' brisket, and coughed and reached for tho paper. Tho young man put It bohlnd him wiyi n flashing action of tho muscles surprising te himself. Tho firelight mado hor mild cpoclaclcs glaro. "This Is a business mnttor," ho npol ogized, blushing. Tho old man sat llko a sphinx, nnd loft his innocent and tondor guardian to oncountor his fato. "Woll, maybo you would rathor read it to Dear yourself," sho suggested. "I would, if ho must havo it rend to him." "Aro you n lawyer?" sho inquired, timidly. "1 am. l'orhnps I forgot to montlon that my namo is Eugene Laplnco." "Seems to mo I havo heard tho namo somowhoro." "Your husband has. It is a namo ho know well twenty years ago in tho West. My father was his partner." "There, now, Dear," cried tho lovoly old woman. "Company has boon sent to us for this Thanksgiving. I know wo wouldn't havo to sit down So our turkoy by ourselves, if wo aro n lono couplo. You'll tako suppor, of courso. And whoro is your horse?" "I walked hero from tho hotol In your llttlo town," explained tho young man. "It Isn't far." "Dear won't havo tho son of his old partner stop at any tavern," sho remon strated. "Wo can send tho hired man for your things, and you'll stay right whoro you aro. Hods ain't so scarco in this houso that a friond's child can't sit down and stay." Tho young man folded his papor and put it back in his pockot. "I will call again," ho csaid, In a blun dering manner unusual to him, and his anxious hostess, seeing that ho desired to got out, indicated tho front cntranco, and, mindful of dignity, conducted him herself into tho chill hall. Sho shut tho sitting-room door and leaned against a panel, her flguro collapsing downward. A fan-light, shaded by green paper, threw ghost-lines on her faco in tho dark. Upstairs tho wind had found some crack through which it uttered a mournful cry. Laplaco stood still, fooling that ho could not open tho front door and cscapo, leaving this swoot old woman sobbing. "I don't ofton break down so," sho said, clearing her faco with hor apron. "It was thinking how different you sco Dear from tho way your fathor saw him. Ho was such a fino flguro, and so re spected. They mado him justico of tho peace, and ho could havo been elected county recorder and thcro ho has to sit boforo folks now llko a dummy. O my Dear my poor old Dear!" "Don't cry," said Laplaco, hoarsely, from his throat. "My mother used to cry llko that, after my fathor died." "Is sho living?" "No. She, also, died when I was a child." "You would bo such a comfort to her. Our boy would havo boon man grown, and how I could dopond on him nowl I thought that was troublo to havo his llttlo faco nailed up from my sight. Hut when Dear was struck down and mado a living corpso" sho covored her faco with lior hands and shook. "I didn't como out horo to tako on, and myvittlcs on thostovo and Dear needing mo. I camo out to urge you'll tako your dinner horo to-morrow. You know Dear can't speak. I havo to bo nico for him. Ho can't Invito his frionds, no matter how much ho wants thorn. Wo would tako it so kind." "If I can," promised tho young man, desporatoly, "I will como." "Dear will enjoy it so much. Ho used to bo tho prottlcst talkorl Ho could argue, down anybody in a controversy. I always havo this to comfort mo thoro novor was a man of moro upright char- actor than ho was boforo tho afllictlon. Ho lived without a blemish." "Hut you will spoil him with indul gonco now," said tho lawyer, trying to smile. Hor sincoro and anxious faco received tho suggestion. "Yes, ho's husband and baby both to mo now. If ho was of a size to bundlo up and carry around It would caso my feolings. What was tho paper you wanted read to him? If you leave It with mo I can read It whon I'm leading him an ovonlng chapter." "It can wait It doesn't matter," said Laplaco, oponing tho front door. "Thoro's somo promiso of snow to night." "Yes, and you hotter turn your collar up around your ears. Como early to morrow. Wo can't got out to tho preach ing." Porploxlty deoponed in tho young man's faco as ho trudged into tho town, and continued to deopon after ho hud shut hlmsolf in his chamber of tho 'rural inn. A box stovo with its length of red hot plpo and a stooping colling bounded his restless striding. A coarso homo mado earpot failed to mufllo his steps. A koroseno lamp rovcaled him with his hair ovor his faco gnawing his mus tache. "I'm not a fool," ho said aloud. "I'm not going to havo justlco knocked off tho track by a llttlo sentiment. My mothor sufiored from tho act of that old rascal. My fathor died of It. I grow up in povorty that ho mado. I could havo read tho accusation straight out to Ills old Imago his condition doesn't touch mo a bltl Hut ho has that woman sot up in front of him; I havo to plerco through hor to got at tho old thlof. Ills past blamoless Hfo is hor comfort now! What would Bho do If sho saw this?" Ho took from h Is .breast an old papor having a broken rod wafer on parts whoro it had been joined, lighted and chowed a cigar and sat down nearer tho lamp. This documont was tho original of tho papor ho had attempted todolivor. It was a statomont mado by Laplaco's fathor just boforo death, and had boon sealed up against tho boy's twenty-fifth year. It specified how many head of cattlo John Thomas had robbed his sick partner of, how many thousands of dol lars not his own ho had absconded with; it contained affidavits of witnesses, and in dicated tho part of tho country from which John Thomas hud como, and from which his movomonts might bo traced after tho lapso of years. Tho young lawyer had Identified his man. Ho had tho spoiler of his fathor's fortune, tho oppressor of Ills mother and his childhood, whoro ho could blast tho man's reputation and strip him of all ho owned. "And I will do It," said Laplaco. Ho rose up and walked tho floor again. Ho thought of a girl who woro a ring for him and whom ho could marry at onco, without waiting on tho slow law prac tice oi n young man. So long hud pov orty pinched him thoro was rapturo in thinking of tho things he could glvo her whon ho had wroatod his father's dol lars back. Beautiful journeys, un abun dant homo, with none of tho mean shifts of poor peoplo to dogrudo llfo in it. A family would grow around Incut. Fort- mio should makoitupto thoohomoloss boy for tho way sho had treated him In tho past. "And sholl bo ns fond of mo as that old woman Is of hor humbug Doar. Hut I wonuor If sho would If I tramplodown thnt old woman now? It's nctually tho woman I havo to deal with. Tho old Dear Is out of tho world now, as far as responsibility goes. Hut am I going to lot this old woman go on Innocently robbing my family? If I am chlckon hearted now how will I fool whon I can't do what I wish by thorn In tho fut ure? It's unfortunate sho's whoro tho hammer's going to strlko. Confound a groat lubber of a manathat would hurt that tender old thing) Supposo it woro my mothor. Hut who had mercy on my mothor?" So ho wont on, stalking about tho room, whllo his watch ticked tho hours. Suddenly, aftor midnight, ho oponed tho stovo and dropped both waforcd documont and copy In. Tlioy flared up and turned to ghostly parchment, show ing wrltton characters for a moment, and then molting down and becoming nothing. Ho roplaced tho stovo-Hd and throw his arms wldo. "I won't tako rovongo on any woman. My fathor novor meant It that way. My mother and my wlfo would think mo less a man If I took my rights through tho anguish of an innocont crcaturo llko that ono. I'm young, I can work for my family. Tho Lord Al mighty may punish old Dear, and I'll do without my monoy." Upon that ho wont to bed and slept tho sloop which hardship teaches to hoi nurselings, until tho landlord pounded at his door about dawn. "What's afiro?" asked Laplaco, sittlnp up In tho nipping air. "Thomas' hired man's como afto you," said tho muffled volco of the landlord, "to tako you out to tholi place." "I'm not going but to their place," re sponded tho young man. "I'm going on tho first train. You toll him to toll Mrr. Thomas I havo an engagement. I can'! tako dlnnor with hor to-day. (Plagiu tako peoplo that got up at threo in the morning and sit on tho fonco with a Ian torn!") grumbled tho aggrioved sleeper. "I guess you'll havo to go," urged the landlord. "Tho old fellow's had anothoi stroko, and ho's dead." Tho hired man, waiting solemnly with a democrat wagon and brisk team, in formed Laplaco that tho undertaker had 1112 DItOPX'ED 110TII DOCUMENT AND Z"Xt IX. already gono out, and tho lionso was full of noighbors. They spun along tho frosty road, win tor twilight still holding tho woods and fiolds under its pall. Tho young man did not know what was expected of him or how to bohavo, but as ho entered tho houso and tho weeping woman camo to meet him ho took her in his arms. Ho comforted her as if sho had boon his mother. "OhI how blessed it is to havo you horo," said tho trembling creature, "and it's been a comfort to mo ovcry tlmo I thought of It tills awful night. My head is so poor it novor camo into my mind last night that you woro tho heir. And Dear, ho couldn't speak. I havo my dower all fixed, but Dear oxplained It to mo long ago that ho had dealings with your father that mado him want to lcavo his property that way, seeing wo had no children. You ought to have spoko out plalnor. And your name I know It was in tho will but I forgot. And now ho's gono from us! Tho best husband and most upright man that ovor lived!" Noighbors went softly about, casting looks of sympathy at tho young man and aged widow. Thoro sifted through tho homo tho smell of a Thanksgiving din ner which had been prepared for Dear and would bo eaton by strangers. When sho could control hor weeping sho took Laplaco into tho awful sanctum and showed him what was yot hor most precious possession. Ho looked at tho grizzled faco which had sottled all scores with him, and hoped sincerely that tho spirit of John Thomas would recolvo forgiveness from tho Makor. Hut ho prayed for hlmsolf that if ho should over bo stretched dead boforo tho woman ho loved, sho might bollovo in him with better bolief, might stroko Ills hair and adoro him with her eyes and say ovor and ovor and ovor again; "My Dear! My own sainted Dear!" Maiiy Haiitwi:i.i. Catiii:kwooi. THANKSGIVING ETIQUETTE. Ailvlco Designed to Aid In it Proper )!) HvrViiiii'o of tho Day. Don't spoil tho day by finding fault. Anybody who Is surly on a holiday do selves to bo sontonccd to six months' penal servitude Don't growl becauso you don't got tho second joint. Don't bo a hog and tako all tho white moat. Tho dark is con sidered bottor by many good judgos. Glvo tho young ones all tho gravy thoy want, and lot thorn daub thomsolves with cranberry sauco to thoir stomach'1.) content. It's antl-hlllous. Explain to them that tho anatomical structure of tho turkoy makes it imposslblo for you to supply thorn all with "wish bonos." If tho youthful pooplo of tho family howl in tho silent midnight watches do not paint tho air bluo. ltomerabor that you woro a boy onco and used to ovor foed. Remember, too, that Thanks giving only comes onco a yoar, al though tho juvonllo vote would undoubt edly bo solid for having It como twico a weok. Ho copious of pto to your guests, spar ing 1 1 yourself. Pie Is healthiest whon oaten by proxy. Do not tell your wlfo about tho plum pudding your Aunt Samanthy used to mako in Waybuek whon you woro a boy. Evon on holidays woman aro women. Praiso it whether you eat it or not. Qlvo her u double share of tho plums. And may you all live to eat Thanks giving turkoy many years in succession, una. may your feast bo followed It no pangs of indigestion, St. Loiilu U. Vubllu. SliiJol 4jtwMmmr - J L if nwGP PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Whon an Englishman wants ofllcohu "stands" for It and thon "Bits." Ameri cans run nnd He. MunBoy's Wookly. Woman Is a lovoly croaturo, and sho knows it, too, but sho is always willing to bo told of It ons moro. Somorvlllo Journal. Urown (who has just passed thobox). "How do you llko thoso clgnrs, old man?" Jones "At vory long intervals, thanks." Puck. "Did you read my last play?" In quired an aspiring young nuthor of a friend. "I havo always hoped so slnco I read your first ono."--MorohantTravolor. "Dear, Mr. Jones," said a learned woman, "you romlnd mo of n baromotor that Is filled with nothing In tho upper story." "Dlvlno Amolla Hrown," said ho, "you aro my upper story." Thcro is no abstract oxcollonco in early rising all doponds on what you do whon you aro out of bed. It would bo bottor for tho world if somo pooplo novor got up. Splvy (Kan.) Indox. "O, doctor, I don't know what to do with poor William. Ho's working hlm solf into an early grave. Can't you sug gest something to prevent him going down hill so rapidly?" "Ho might try tho Loglslaturo, madam. Thoro tho do cllno Is only gradual." Judge. "You ncod'ntlook at yoursolf In tho glass so much, Mary," said a husband, sarcastically; "you aro not so vory hand some" "Everybody doesn't think as you do," sho said as slio gavo an oxtra twirl to a ringlot and added' a moro rakish sot to hor lint. And tho husband foil into doop meditation. Uoston Cour ier. Long-hairod individual (ontorlng tho sanctum) "I understand, sir, that you aro vory fond of pootry. Now, I can write any kind. Epics, Bucolics, Sonnets, Madrigals in fact any tiling in tho shapo of poetry flows llko trick ling wator from my fortllo pon. What kind do you prefer?" Editor (savagely) "Tho pootry of motion. Jimmy, open tho door for tho gontloman." Tho singular thing about tho per son whoclaims to havo writton a success ful story or poem boforo tho author over thought of it, Is tho fact that ho novor turns up until tho public lias stamped tho production with tho seal of unquali fied approval. And tho public novor heard of him boforo, although tho roal author may havo boon writing quite sue ccsssfully for years and has a well established fame. Texas Sittings. Man (to frlond) "Soo that follow standing thoro listening to that hand organ, no must havo novor hoard ono boforo." Frlond "0, not that, but ho is hungry for a tuno." Man "Easy onough, I should think, to satisfy so in oxponslvo an appotlto. Whoro could ho havo been kooplng himself to becomo so hungry for a tuno, as you oxpross It?" Friend "Traveling with a grand opora company." Arkansaw Travolor. HASTE MAKES WASTE. Tlio Host Method to In! Observed 111 Order tci Avoid Icllo Hours. To wasto timo is worso than wasting monoy. You may havo moro monoy than you can spend, but you can novor havo too much tlmo; and If you wasto a dollar you may mako it up by economy or a lucky stroke, but an hour wasted is gono forovcr. . "Timo goes on a fllo that wears and makes no noise. Timo is no'er over taken," says tho old Scotch provorb. How llttlo wo valuo it! To tho young it is often thoir only wealth, yot what a rich storo it is! How many old and mlddlo-aged peoplo would glvo anything for a return of only a fow of thoir wasted years. As King Kichard II. said: "I wasted timo, and timo doth now wasto mo." It is too truo of many of us that we tako no hood of timo but from "its loss." Wo moroly shufllo through tho world, and at tho ond of our journoy havo llttlo to show for our Hooting hours. Economy of timo dovolops so many do lights, and gives so much froshnoss to life, that it is a shamo to wasto it. Hut porhaps many young peoplo havo no dofinito idea how to savo time, and a fow practical hints may bo of service: Tlmo may bo saved by early rising. But you say It is unhcalthful to curtail your natural sleep. So It is; but that need not oncourago you to Ho In bed an hour aftor gottlng awake, as I know somo young pooplo do. That does moro harm than good. But If you can not break yoursolf wholly of thl3 practlco, why not utilize thoso dozing minutes by running through in your mind what you havo to do that day map out tho plan of campaign, as it woro? Thon you can got up with a dofinito idea of what you may havo to do. Havo somo employment to tako up at odd moments and bo punctual. Flvo minutes horo and ton thoro, too late for meals, drives or appointments of any kind amouut to hours in tho day. Kcop your surroundings tidy, and every thing in its place, or you will al ways bo hunting for what you havo mis laid and throwing away valuablo mo monts wholesale. But romombor that "haste makes waste" of tlmo as woll as any thing elso. A thing woll dono Is twico dono, and do ing things in a hurry is almost as bad as not doing them at all, for thoy aro scarcoly ovor woll dono. Do ono thing at a tlmo. Ovor-actlvo peoplo aro apt to got into a way of think ing about what thoy shall do nuxt, whon all thoir onorgy should bo concentrated on tho occupation of tho moment. Do your work thoroughly. Slipshod work is tho worst wasto of timo; in fact, it is tlmo absolutely thrown away Caro and economy of tlmo Is not only a wise policy; it is a duty. Tho most oxponslvo tiling in tho world Is to kill timo. Amusements in themselves aro not to bo deprecated. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," but, do pond upon it, thoso peoplo who aro so destitute of rosourcesln thomsolvos that thoy havo to bo porpotually amused havo novor mustorod tho secrot of economy of time, and aro among tho most miserable peoplo In the world. Avoid this as you would a plague, and now, whllo you aro young, tako caro of tho moments, and the hours will tako caro of themselves. Coldon Days. Tim Creole of Louisiana. Tho usual Impression obtaining eon corning Creoles Is that they aro ull of them possessed of dark and swarthy complexion, hair black as tho raven"- wing and eyes of "ebon darkness." A Now Orleans acquaintance says that many havo llly-whlto complexions, goldon lookB and "oyes of hoavon's own bluo." Tho Creole gill is usually ro finod and dainty, Bonsltlvo and sympa thetic, light-hourtod and Bunny-tern-porod. Sho Is usually brought up qulotly, and sho is oontont to romain at homo. Of courso tho majority of Croolo girls aro dark thoy aro nut-brawn inaidons. Donvor News. THE VAGABOND QUEEN. Queer Actions of (looiI-Nnttirrd, Happy-Uo-T.nrky Isabella of Hpnln, It Is difficult to understand why tho Spaniards, a proud, sensitive pooplo, should havo submitted so long tc a ruler whom they could not respect; her good hearted, happy-go-lucky nature seemed to casta charm over them. Her total lack of rotlccnco appealed to them; they could follow so easily all tbo workings of hor mind, whothor, with childish potu lancy, sho was reproaching hor Minis tors with betraying hor, or confessing with rcmorso sho had wronged them. If her sins woro open, so was her ropont anccjycar by year, whon Holy Week camo round, this woman, who, for tho othor fifty-ono wcoks had been outrag ing ovory law, human and divine, kneeled in church for tho hour together, and with loud sobs and groans, pro claimed her sorrow for tho past, hor res olution to mako atonomont in tho future. Her subjects, soolng her sorrow, sor rowedctoo, and, whon Easter Day ar rived, woro as convinced as sho was that a now era in her llfo was at bund. Tho Maundy Thursday ceremony novor failed to win for hor hearty adherents. Sho washed tho feet of tho beggars with such manifest zeal; spoko to thorn such kindly, loving words; served them with food as it sho thought it a privllcgo to do so, and, at tho closo of tho feast, cleared tho tablo with a dox tority that showed hor heart was In hor work. Her splendid robes sho always woro full court dress upon theso occa sions seemed to enhanco tho touching humility of her attltudo, and, although tho free-thinking part of tho oinmunity scoffod at what thoy called tho Popish mummery of tho wholo affair, that was not tho feeling with which tho bulk of tho population regarded it. Ono year, whllo sho was serving at table, a dia mond foil from her head-dress on to tho plate of ono of tho beggars. A dozen hands wcro stretched out to restoro tho jowol, but tho Quoon motioned to tho man to keop it, remarking simply: "It lias fallen to him by lot." Her gonor oslty was unbounded; It Is not In her naturo to say "no" to a beggar; whllo tho ono point upon which sho mado a firm stand against hor Ministers was In insisting upon hor right to cxorclso mercy, and tho hardest struggle sho ovor had with them was apropos of a pardon granted at tho request of Rostori. A Quoon has many chances of doing llttlo gracious acts, and Isabolla novor failed to scizo each ono as it camo in her way; not, however, for tho sake of win ning popularity, but simply to follow tho bent of her own naturo, which, as sho showed tho other day, Is still un changed, for sho of all Paris was tho first to romombor that Prado's victim needed help and comfort. Gontleman's Magazine AMERICAN OVERDOING. Ono Ilriineli of Soelul Kcoiioiny Tlmt Has Itenclied Its l'ull Deielopinelit. The Amoricans would seem to havo brought at least ono branch of social economy to its full development, and that Is tho art of overdoing. Thoro can hardly bo any lengths to which this can go which havo not already boon reached by our ovor-eagor countrymen. Tho celerity with which tho American peo plo aro ablo to as tho popular phraso goes run any thing into tho ground is not only bowildorlng, but it is disheart ening as woll. It is likely always to begot tho foar that thoro will not bo things enough left to go round; that It can not bo possible for human invontlon to keep up with tho destructive demands of our exhausting race. Thoy aro llko childron who crowd so oagorly about a violot that instead of enjoying it thoy tramplo it into tho ground. Thoy scorn novor to havo learned the old proverb that too much of a good thing is worso than none. Most ovils havo their good side, and tho ono benefit of this Is that wo aro as quickly dono with our follies as with moro dosirablo and legitimate things. Nowhoro in tho wldo world aro dolu sions so rapidly lived through, and al though thoy aro generally glvon up only to mako way for new ones, It Is some thing of a rollef to bo dono with any given folly. It is not without its ad vantages, moreovor, to havo whatever is dono dono with a will, and If nonsense is to bo endured at all it is certainly moro tolora bio when it is dono with an air of conviction, such as is ono of tho most strongly marked of Araorlean char acteristics. Tho othor sldo of tho picturo is, of courso, tho ruining of legitimate and de Birable customs by overdoing. No sooner docs a fresh idea present itsolf than tho entire community seems to fall upon It as a pack of wolves upon a lamb, and straightway it is torn into fnigmonts; or, to givo up figuros and speak plain matter of fact, It is so dono and so over dono that it becomes a weariness and an abomination Thon tho reaction sets hi with equal onorgy, for wo got over a craze with tho same vigor with which wo got into it. It is all to bo taken as a part of tho youthful exuberance of American character, and doubtless whon wo aro older wo shall to somo extent outgrow it. Moanwhllo thoro is manifestly noth ing to do but to endure it, nnd ho who can most philosophically stand and wait is, of courso, tho wisest of mon. Boston Courier. Tlio Grouping of Aiitimilri. It is a remarkable and curious fact, and ono, I supposo, seldom thought of, that our languago lias different words by which wo doslgnato tho groups of various animals, and whllo thoro aro but fow of us who could call tho group namo of all tho manifold species of birds and animals which Inhabit tho earth, yot how quick ono would pick it up if ho was to hoar anothor spoak of a "flock" of hogs or a "band" of birds. Tho gonoral accoptod torms for tho various groups of animals and birds aro as follows: A hord of swine, a skulk of foxes, a pack of wolvos, a drovo of oxon or cattlo, a soundor of hogs, a troop of monkeys, a prido of lions, a slouth of bears, a band of horses, a hord of pontes, u covy of partridgos, a nldo of phoasants, a wisp of snipo, a school of whales, a shoal of herrings, a run of flsh, a flight of dovos, a muster of peacocks, a slogo of herons, a building of rooks, a brood of grouse, a swarm of boos, gnats, fllos, etc., a stand of llowors, a watch of nightin gales, u cast of hawks, a Hook of goeso, shoop, goats, ote., a bevy of girls, a galaxy of stars and a crowd of mon or boys. St. Louis Republic. With alternating currents iron con ductors omit vory loud Bounds, which incroaso with tho frcquonoy, whereas coppor hardly omits porcoptlblo sound. Theso mechanical vibrations in tho caso of iron conductors aro thought to bo vory injurious to tho durability of tho Insulation. Why aro umbrollas llko pancokos? Thoy are seldom toon after Lent. N. Y. Ledger, THE GBEAT TIMAL. ToBtlmony Qivon by tho Wit nesses in tho Oronln Caso. Interesting l'nrts Drought Out Dully by 'tho l'rosrcutlon. CHICAGO, Nov. 11. Chnrles Hcrklmpr, tai lor, wns called ns n witness In tho Cronln caio this morning. Prosecutor Longoncckcr asked witness this quostlom "Do you know John Kunzo sltttag thoro; this man nt tho endt" "Yes." "Tho man who Is grinning nt youJ" "Yes, sir." Mr. Donnhuo (Jumping to his feet) Thnt Is not tho way, I submit, to treat n man who Is on trial tor his llfo. "Ho Is grinning nt tho wltnes. That Is what I Btntod." "Wo oxcept to thoso remarks." "Why docs Uio gentleman ropent It so often, then, If ho docs not Intend anything by ttt" "Why did Kumo grin, thont" Tho Court I did not understand that tho Slnto's Attorney Intended nny Impropriety. Mr. Longeneckor I enn not convict him on n grin. 1 would not convict a man on a grin If 1 could, nnd you cun not convict men before an Intelligent Jury In that wuy, or by any thing ex cept evidence." Gus ICInrc, tinner, testified that on the Mon day morning after tho murder nurlca enmo to tho shop whero ho worked nnd hnd n galvanized Iron box soldered; it was about 14 by 50 Inches In slzo. Tlio witness continued: "Wo got to talking about this caso hero, ns I read It In tho papor Sundny morning nnd ho said thnt Dr. Cronln was a llritlsh spy and ought to bo killed." "Ilcforo you soldered tho box did you do any thlngtotholldt" "Vos. sir; I had to scrnpo It becauso thoro wns sand and ono thin? nnd another on It." 'neforo you scraped It did you do anything whllo IJurlto was thcro!" "No sir, woll, I tried to cut the cord, nnd ho would not have that." "What did bo say nbout It when you wcro going to cut tho cord!" "Ho shoved my nrm to one side, nnd said: For God's sako don't cut It,' or some remark llko that. I told him I hnd to cut It to mako a Job, and ho said: 'Do It anyway, It don't mako any difference what kind of n Job It Is." Klaro snld that when Ilurko was brought back from Winnipeg ho visited the Jail with nn officer for tho purpose of Identifying him. Ho went closo to Uurko's cell, when tho latter muttorcd , as If ho meant him (witness.) On tho crossexnmlnnllon tho witness repeat ed ovcry dotoll of Uurko's visit to his shop and tho soldering of tho box. Ho wns certain as to his Identity. Whllo tho witness ws giving this tostimony tho defendant (llurkc) leaned forward In his chair and laughed derisively nt him. On redirect examination tho witness was nskedthls question: '-You wcro asked by Mr. Forrest to whom you told this first. You said Captnln Schucttlor, I will aslt you If you spoko to your brother first nbout It!" "No, sir. I did not spoak to anybody about this. Tlio way this thing came out was U.S. My brother got to talking about tho other boxes mado for tho other party up there. "WTiat party!" "For Sullivan." This wns objected to by the defense nnd ruled out ns irrelevant. Michael Wnlih, a gas-fitter, testified Uiat ho wns at ono tlmo n member of Camp SO. of tho Clan-na-GaoI. In tho latter part of April tho witness was at work at .Toilet. Whllo thoro nbout May Oho saw Martin Ilurko; they roomed together until both returned to Chicago, May 18. Ilurko worked ono day while there, for which ho wns paid 81.00. Tho wit ness saw Ilurko recolvo n letter. The State's Attorney anJcavored, but without success, to elicit tbo statement from Walsh that this letter contained a mont-y order. Tho wish of tlio Stnto's Attorney, ho ex plained, was to show Hint Ilurko was without money of his own, but that, shortly afterward, ho wns In Winnipeg with plenty of monoy, with n ticket for Kuropo and with ablo counsel to fight his extradition. Mrs. Conklln, nt whoso house Dr. Cronln llvod, was called, and Identified tho clothos us thoso worn by Dr. Cronln on tho night when bo left her houso for tho last tlmo. She also Iden tified tho other articles, including the box of splints and the rasa of surgical instruments as having been taken by Dr. Cronln on that occa sion. Tho articles weio then put in evidence. Chicago, Nov. 13. This morning Paulino Uocrtcl, washerwoman, testified that sho passed tho Carlson cottage between 8 and 11 o'clock on tho night or th-i murdor. Sho saw a irlil'o horse drawing n buggy, In which there wero two mon. driven up to tho cottago. Tlio larger man, who appeared like n gontleman, got out of the buggy, nnd, taking a snehel or box out of the buggy, went up tho s'cpi nnd entered tho eottngo. Tho driver of tho white horso ntonco turned around and drove back to ward Chicago. "Tho man who went into tho cottage." sho continued, "went Into tho houso unhesitating ly, and it nooraod to mo ns If tho door was open, or as if somo ono opened it for him as bo camo up tho btops. When I turned from Ashland riVruuo nnd .started cast I saw o man standing between tho Carlson Houso and tho cotta-jo. Ho was tnsldo tho fenco. Thcro was a light in tho front of tho cottage, and tho light was bright starlight." Donald F. McICinnoii, desk sergeant nt tho Central I'olloo Station in Winnip-g, tool; tho wltnoss chair and told of tho arrest of Martin Ilurko, nud mattors connected therewith. About BOO was found on him, and tlokets to Mon treal nnd from Montreal to Liverpool. Tho conditions on tho backs of theso wcro Indorsed with tho uamo of W. J. Coopor. Aftor n timo ho admitted that his name was Ilurko, nnd that ho was somotlmos called "DoLaney." MeKlnuon then identified a recolpt from n steamship ugont In Montreal for $3 on no count of tho Liverpool ticket mado out to .1. W. Cooper. It was found in Uurko's pockot. An uttompt to Introduco tho check given Ilurko by tho.oonduclor of tho train ou which Hurka reached Winnipeg, nnd which was found on h,im, wns temporarily, -at .least, Inuffcctive. When questioned Ilurko said ho cumo from Hancock. Mich., whero ho worked for n man named Join F. Itynn, whom ho admitted ho had written to slnco coming to Winnipeg. Tlio witness then Identified a bat found In Uurko's pogsosslon. Tho luner band nt one point show ed evidence of having been scratched, as If a nnmo or other mark of Identification hnd been erased. It was, McKlnnon said, in that state when found. Honry Plausllc, salesman In n shirt store, testified that on tho morning nftertho inurder a man oamo Into tho storo and wanted to buy a shirt. Tho wltnoss continued: After measuring his neck I went to tho roar to got him a proper sized shirt, nud hn said: "Do you think that will bo wide enough in tho sleeves!" "I will measure you." Ho snld: "No, I won't dolt.' And I said: "You needn't bo ashamed for wo havo lota of customers who come In hero whoso shirts nro not olean, und If your shirt is dirty you nood not bo ashamed nt all. Just drop In," nnd ho snld: That ain't your d n business; I won't do It." Then ho took tho shirt I put on tho countor nnd paid $1.25 and went across tho street, nnd niter talking to anothor man thuro brought him over. Tho llttlo follow cirnie In and was looking at tho shirts lying In the window, and I wns standing by this tlmo In front of the door, und ho nskod mo what thoso colored shirts wero. Tho young fellow then took one of tho colored shirts nnd tho big follow took n shirt also. Tho big fellow puld tor both shirts. Tho llttlo followbafl n kind of woolen shirt on, nnd the big fellow hnd a white shlrl on. Thoy both hnd their cants buttoned up to tho top." Tho witness then pointed out Ilurko as tho lnrgor of tho two men. Mr. DJsham Look at tho photograph I now show you. Havo you over seon the man whoso photograph that Is! Yes, that was tho other man's partner. That was tbo small man. The photograph shown was that of Cooncy, "Tho Fox." Thomus Carroll, a rnlrroad laborer, testified that ho bud boarded with Kunzo In May and Juno. Kunzo was anxious to rend the papers. no said to witness that ha was afraid ho would bo arrested In connection with the Cronln case. Chlot of Police Hubbard was recalled and tes tified as to a talk be bad with Dan Coaghlln about May 23 or 84. Ho snld: "I callod Onloer Cougblln down to rny office, and asked htm whoro ho was on May 4. Ho Bald bo could not exactly remembor. I asked him; 'Wlmtubout this roan you sent over to Dinun's to got tho rig.' Ho said all he know about him wire that ho camo from Huncoolt, Mich., and sula his namo was Thomas Smith, and ho had a curd from his brothor, Thomas Ooughlln, and ho said thnt John F. Itynn, of Hancock. Mich., also told him tocnll nponhlm. Smtli, ho Bold, enme to tho station, May 4, and sold he wanted to tako u ride. It was merely to oblige him that he COoughltn) spoke lo Dlnnn about keeping u horso for a friend of his. I askod blm II ho Had not of ilcvs to bring tu Smith, and ho mid, "Yet." CniCAOo, Nov. 1.1, At tho oponing of tho Cronln trial this morning, Judge McConncll an nounced his decision on tho question otglng Into tho past hlBtory of tbo Clsnna-Oaol. V'lo decided ngnlnst It. A recess was then takoi until afternoon. At tho oponlnK of tho trial In tho nftomoon, Stnto'fl Attorney Longcneckor snld that In view of tho court's ruling, tho Stnto would only put ono moro wltnoss on the stand n nnn named Clancy, from Now York, who, ho snld, was not now In tho city. It was suggested. In view of this announce ment, that tho court adjourn until Monday, In order to glvo tho dofenso tlmo to prepnro Its caso; but It wns finally decided to adjourn until Saturday morning, which was accordingly dono. In tho courso of his statement to tho court tho Stnto's Attorney snld thnt all ho expected to provo by Clancy was n conversation which ho had had with O'SulIlvan. Clancy Is a New York nowspapor man. P. McNnmara, a man arrested on suspicion of being "J. II. Slmonds," wns released tills even ing, nothing bolng found to warrant his deten tion. Tho monotony of the Cronln trial for tho Jury was pleasantly diverted this evening, tho Jurors being tnken to tho Grand Opern-bouso to sco Sol Smith Ilussell. Tlio Inter-Ocenn says: "nnthor Important Cronln suspect has como to light in tho person of n former resident of Lakeview an Irishman named McDonnld. Ho Is now said to bo In Eu rope and tho pollco aro mnklng strenuous ef forts to locato htm. Ilcforo tho murder McDonald was employed by tho public-works department In Lakeview. After tho dlsnppcnranco of Dr. Cronln McDonald suddenly appeared to bo in affluent circumstances, and talked to his neigh bors nbout n trip to Huropc, nnd exhibited steamship tickets. May 19 the family disap peared. Tho neighbors nssert that prior to May 4 McDonald wns frequently visited by suspici ous characters." Tho ftmto's Attorney refused to talk nbout tho mntter. CitiCAon, Nov. lfl Thoro was ngront crowd nt tho opening of tho court for tho resumption of tho Cronln trial this morning after two days' recess. Tho first witness called wns James Clancy, correspondent of tho Now York Herald, who tostllled on behalf of tho prosecution. Ho snld that he was sent hero by tho Herald In May to Investigate the Cronln case. Ho sailed at O'Sulllvnn's houso on tho morning of tho day that Cronln's body was discovered, but before tho discovery was made known. I In then went on to repeat tho conversation that took placo between him nnd O'SulIlvan, regarding tho disappearance of Cronln. during which the latter declared his belief that Cronln was not murdered, nnd would turn up all right. Clancy called on O'Sulllvnu again In tho evening of tho snmo day, after the body had been found. Ho Informed O'SulIlvan thnt Cronln's body had been found, whereupon tho latter turned pale. Witness then stated that the body was lying at tho pollco station, nnd asked O'SulIlvan to accompany him and Identi fy It. O'SulIlvan shook, aril sank Into a chair, nnd said "No; I could not go. I could not identify him. It would bo useless for mo to go. If I met him on tho street I might know him, hut I could not Identify his body." In tho cross-examination It was brought out that tho witness was In prison In Knghind 'or ten years, for connection with the Fenian con spiracy, though ho uas directly tried and sen tenced for shooting at tho two policemen who arrested him. At tho conclusion oi Mr. Clancy's examina tion tho State rostol, and the dofenso moved, on behalf of Burko. Cnughlln, O'Sulllvnu and Kunzo, that nil cvldoneo respecting what the prosocntlon called "Camp 20 conspiracy" bo stricken from tho record. Tho court overruled the motion. Mr, Forrest then moved that a lot moro testi mony relating to Gump BO bo excluded, but nil his motions wero promptly overruled. Next the defenso moved to exclude cortaln poittonsof Spcllman's testimony, and tho cor respondence botween him and Hcggs and then, taking up tho testimony of Mrs. Conklln, Mr. Conklln and nearly nil tho witnesses, nsked that certain portions of their testimony bo ex cluded. All the motions wcro overruled. Tho first witness for tho defense was Frederick J. Squibb, the stcnozrapher who took tho testimony boforo the Coroner. Ha tostllled ns to certnln differences between tho testimony ns given before tho Coroner's Jury by Major Sampson, old man Carlson and Frank Scanlan, as compared with their evi dence during tho trla' proper. Court thon ad journed till Monday. GIFTS FOR BABIES. Approprluto PrcscntH for tlio I.ntcst Ar rivals from Paradise. When tho wise man wrote that thoro was nothlnp; now under tho sun ho for got alwut babies. Xtablos aro always now. Truo, thoy havo been in stock moro or less for tho last two thousand years, but that docs not pro vent each In dividual baby that has como into tho world in tins year of our Lord from bo ing just as now to its admiring parents and relatives as was tho llttlo Cain to Mothor ICvo and hor consort Adam. Hence has arisen tho custom of bring ing' gifts to tho altar gifts of gold and frankinconso and myrrh of purplo and lino linen. True, tho frankinconso and lino linon tako on a somewhat modern form, but just what form thoy should tako Is what puzzles many an unsophis ticated worshiper, who would, no doubt, bo truly grateful for a timely hint as to just what is most suitahlo to solect as a lovo oireriug to tho latest arrival out from paradise. First and foromost thoro is tho baskot, an elaborate affair of gilded wlckorwork upon a stand just convonlontly high for daily uso. This is lined -with silk or satin, puro white or palost pink or bluo pink for boys and bluo for girls, tho gossips say; but that's a matter of taste. Tho edgo is trimmed with lace, and bows of ribbon aro tied wherovor thero Is space, and tho wholo scented with tho daintiest saohots. This baskot can lio stocked, if you wish to bo munificent, with silver powder-box and tiny silver backed brush and vol vet sponges, and tho finest soaps and gold safety pins. Ilut every body can not glvo baskets, sinco ono is an abundance, so, for tho aunt who knits thero aro tiny silk shirts and socks just too dainty for any thing whon dono in palost tints or cream or pearl white. Then thero aro sacks crochoted in silk or made of llnest cash moro and sprigged witli silkembroldory And tho matinees for baby has his matineos, as well as mamma dainty, long, looso robes, to bo thrown on in tbo morning, mado of India silk of linecash moro or llaunol, and all horrlng-boncd with silk (loss and tied with narrow rib bons. A protty gift Is a swans-down pillow, just big enough for baby's head, mado of white silk and hand-painted with somo dolicate (lower in ono cornet and a suitable inscription, such as "An gels Guard His Slumber." This pillow must, of courso, bo edged witli lace. Then thoro is tho carrlago robe, in numberless doslgns, but tlio simplest is apt to bo tho prottiost. A squaro of whito flannel, edged with laco, a handsoino bow of ribbon In ono cornor, and a spray of embroidered or painted flowors Is as pretty as any thing. Uaby's jowolry Is limited, but thoro aro always tho traditional drinking mug of Bllver, a ring oi two for tho 'linger, gold studs linked by tiny chains, a necklace of am ber beads to ward olf disease and ovil lulltickicos. Thoro aro boxos of llnest pointers, most delicately scented, im ported especially for baby, and per fumed sprays with which to givo tho latest touch to tho infant toilet and mako htm, If possible, Hwootor than liis own sweot self. Thoso aro only a fow of tho dainty und oxponslvo things which ovory proporly appreciated baby gathers unto itself oro it has seen its llrst moon upon earth, for It has grown to bo an undorstood thing that no ono shall como omply-handcd to pay his ro spouts to tho "royal guest" of uappy fiunlly olrclo.-N. V. World. t" ' Ml iui.itapenxesasssmsssmsss