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Y boyhood's homo bo
foro mo llos,
Just as It looked
whon llfo was
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
iit imtwmr,
M liMlk I '
brisket, and coughed and reached for tho
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
"Aro you n lawyer?" sho inquired,
"1 am. l'orhnps I forgot to montlon
that my namo is Eugene Laplnco."
"Seems to mo I havo heard tho namo
"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
"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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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.
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
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
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.
SliiJol 4jtwMmmr
- J L if nwGP
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
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.
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
. "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
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
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.
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
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
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
Why aro umbrollas llko pancokos?
Thoy are seldom toon after Lent. N.
Y. Ledger,
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"
"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
"Ilcforo you soldered tho box did you do any
"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
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
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'
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.
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.
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