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THEY ARE NOT LOST.
The look of sympathy, the gentle word. Spoken so low that only angels hoard; The seoret aot of pure Belf-saeriUee, Unseen by men, but marked by ungel.i' eyes- Theao are not lost The happy dreams that gladdened all our youth. When dreams had loss of solf and moro of truth; The childhood's faith, so tronquil and so sweot, Which sat like Mary at tho Master's foot— Theso are not lost The kindly plan devised for others' good. So seldom guessed, so little understood, The qulot steadfast love that strovo to win Some wanderer from tho ways of sin— Theso aro not lost Not lost O Lord I for In thy olty bright Our eyes shall see the past by clearer light And things long hidden from our gazo below Thou wilt reveal;.and wo shall surely know Those are not lost —Richard Metcalf, in Christian at Work. THE TRAMP'S REVENGE. His Lifo Paid the Penalty of His Crime. tr ARMER LES LIE sat smok ing in his door- way in the most oo n ten ted frame of mind JLjA possi b1 e to a man, for ho was jEjTvwW at that moment basking in tho Q f prosperity. V It gave him a 7 groat content, but it was purely an animal content— no chord of his higher nature was touched. As far as tho eye could see the hills and the flocks on the hills were his. Tho excellent woman at tending to his corporeal comfort within the dwelling was his. The bright girl sewing at an upper window and tho handsomo boy galloping along the val ley on his new pony were his children. The great barn filled with harvested grain was his. lie did not look up and claim tho slc>, but all else about him was of value as a part of his domain. "Me and mine" was the refrain of his song. At that moment something camo around the corner of the house that did not belong to him, and it gave him a shock—a very disagreeable thrill, that was mostly disgust, and no qual ity of fear in it. The something was a tramp. The name is synonymous with obloquy, and this specimen did not be lio the name. lie shivered in the sun light as if he had the ague. Ilis rags stood out like splinters of distress, tell ing of a long friction with time. Ilis ,limb 6 haditliat flaccid, relaxed motion which is tpyical of the drunken vaga- i bond. Ilis eyes were bloodshot. The only rcdeemiug features were his voice, which was musical and pathetic, and his manner, which was thut of a mar who hod not always tramped the th >r ouglifares of the world. "Sir," he said, touching the rim of a despoiled hat, "will you be so kind ns , to give mo a bite to eat—l am very hungry!" One would suppose that sitting there in the sunlight of his own happiness Farmer Leslie, the properous man, would have given a generous meal to this off-scouring of humanity—but he ; did nothing of the kind. "lie off," he said, "or I'll set the deg on you!" "I will work—" began the tramp. "Oh, you will? I don't need your help. I have men to work for me, and not such cattle as you." Ah, it cut to the quick, as he intend ed ii should. The tramp made a sav age spring forward, and a look of vin dictive rage crossed his features —then ho stopped, swung around and walked away. "Cuttle!" lie flung the words out ; with bitterness. "You're right, friend only—cattle that are mode in God's im age, and human!" "So the fellow's had a schooling," was all the comment the farmer made, lie did not see a humanitarian cpi "CATTLK!" sode that was transacted at his back door when his good wife, who had over heard the dialoguo, hauded out some bread and meat to the tramp. No, Farmer Leslie know nothing of that. He was watching a speck far down in the valley that was a whole world to him, his boy galloping from about farmhouse to farmhouse, where his playfellows lived, showing them his new possession, the pony his father hud given him for a birthday present. Farmer Leslie did have soft spots in his heart, but as I have said, they were for "me and mine." Ho gave no further thought to the wretched, disheartened man he had repulsed. Ho did not stop to gently scan his brother man, and ho did not believe that to step aside is human. So he put the object out of his mind and gave himself up to the contemplation of pleasanter themes. Tho tramp lay on the side of a hill far enough from the house to bo unrecog nizable, and ate Mrs. Leslie's bounty in a semi-savage mood. These were not his real table manners—he had not for gotten them, but if each mouthful he devoured hod been the head of an tfnemy, he could not have been more ghoulish or vicious. Every few mo ments he would burst into anathemas of speech: "Cattle! Curse him! What is he? I'd Ukfl tomaka hlmjwflkr—l would. Oh, I could die happy just to see that mail in my place." He lay and watched the man he hated, but he divided his attention, llis bloodshot agonized eyes were fixed now on the splendid barn that had cost tho farmer so many thousands of dol lars, and was the pride of t.he surround ing country. The fellow writhed with impatience. "I hope he'll read tho writing on tho wall, and recognize the tramp's hand. I hope he'll —ha—it's working!" He saw a thin spiral of smoke rising like a crooked forefinger from the roof of the barn. The farmer sitting now with his back turned did not see it. The tramp watched it and smiled as Cain might have smiled when he slew Abel. lie gesticulated as if to sustain himself In some awful deed; then another look came into his faco as he saw a boy ride gayly up to the barn, turn his horse loose, and carrying the saddle on his arm, disappear in side. One—two three minutes passed. Nothing had changed except the aspect of that thin spiral of smoke. It was now a column cut off from the roof by a bhine that the sunlight shielded. Faimer Leslie was asleep in his chair. The tramp rose to his feet. His ex pression and the evil purpose that had possessed hi in changed to a look of dis reputable virtue. Ilis form expanded and grew taller, but he stood as if rooted to the hills. Farmer Leslie was aroused now. His wife and daughter wore running here and there, shrieking fire, and ho was wildly calling for help, to which sum mons his men working in the field re sponded. Hut there was no help that could save tho smoldering mass, and no man that could enter that fiery fur nace. "Let it burn," shouted the farmer; "thank God, we are all here." And at that moment his eye fell on liis son's pony grazing in the field near by "Alfred!" he shouted. "Is he in tho house? Where is Alfred?" A man darted past him and disap peared in that seething mass of flame and smoke. The group paid no atten tion to him, but ran distractedly about, calling the name of the boy who was the pride of their lives. Then there was a cry from within, a smothered cry, taken up and reechoed by those outside as they recognized his voice. "It is my boj'—let me get to him!" shouted Farmer Leslie, struggling In LIKE 81IADRACH OF OLD. the hands of his men. "I will save him or die with him." I Jut they could see the shadow of a inan who walked like Shad rue h of old in the fiery furnace, but unlike him there was the smell of fire on his gar ments, and if the Saviour of men walked with him, their eyes were hid den that they could not see. lie car ried a burden that he had covered with his tattered coat. The fire fought for him and wound its long tendrils around him. It put out the light In those bloodshot eyes forever. He was liter ally blazing when he gathered up the last remnant of his strength, and threw his burden to those who met him half way. Then there was a roar and a crash, and never had man a more mag nificent funeral pyre than this would have made. Hut ho stumbled just out side, and a fallen beam pinned him to tho earth. "He saved me, father—l was asleep and he just caught me up in his arms and ran with me, and, oh, father, you will give him money and clothes, and he shall have ray pony, and every thing. " "Yes, yes, please God, I will make a man of him," said the farmer, as he bent anxiously over the trump, who, blind and broken, was coming back to consciousness. "Father mother," he murmured, "are—you—you—both—here? Take— mj —hand." Mrs. Leslie and her husband sank sobbing on their knees, and each took a hand of the poor outcast. "It's—getting—light," ho said, "I— must—get—up." He tried to rise but the effort was useless. Ilis poor head refused to move. "I know," ho said in a clear voice, "it's—the—boy. Is—he—safe?" "Safe, and It is you who saved him. Live, ray friend, that we may show you how grateful we are," said the farmer, suddenly humanized. "Yes I saved him—and lost—my self. Perhaps God will know, and take ; this Into account. Forgive mo," "What! For saving my boy's life?" "No." There was a brief death agony, then a look of peace as life's latest breath drifted with the words: | "I would have been a murderer if I had j let him die in tho flames that—my-r --hand—kindled!"—Mrs. M. L. Rayne, in j Detroit Freo Press. I —Mistress (who has long suspected I her servant of having a follower and ! thinks she has caught her at lost) — 1 "Mary, your master wishes to know the meaning of those large footmarks; can you explain?" Mary "0, yes, I mum; my sister's been here, and she j has got the gout so bad she has got to wear big boots." A LAI)Y WHO CAN'T TALK. Howard Fielding Diocussea a Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Ho 1. Waiting to Hoc llow the Latly Man of the World's Fair Will f'arry Out a Sentence Which They lUiccutly Imposed. | COPYRIGHT, ly3.| A lady in rural Massachusetts writes to ask me what I think about that ,vorld's fair case. She docs not say what case she means, but the tone of her remarks leads mc to believe that if I can't think as Rho does about it, whatever It may be, I would more safe ly stop thinking altogether. For if I think adversely to her she willcertain ly find it out and write me another let ter, whereas, if I simply quit thinking, few even of my intimate associates will remark upon the change. I am not, however, wholly at sea in regard to the meaning of my cor respondent. When she quotes the con stitution of the United States and un derscores the words "cruel and unusu al," lam set upon tho track. Evident ly she is talking of that dreadful act perpetrated by tho board of lady man-' agcrs upon one of* its members. The scar which tho publication of the facts in that case left upon the. sensibilities of our whole pcoplo is still fresh. Yet it may be well to tell the story briefly. The affair happened in a secret session of the board from which all but mem- A LADY WRITES MB. bcrs were excluded, and thus we have only as many different versions of the story as there werq members present. Which one of them had the distinction of telling it first, I do not know, but as there was probably not moro than a couple of seconds between her and tho last one, we will let that pass. It appears that an important ques tion was before the board and parti san feeling ran so high that ludics who wore their own hair which they had paid for felt safer than those who had not. The vote was taken by the raising of the right hand, and in the excitement the ladies lacked the time for that calm deliberation which a lady needs when she is asked to decide which is her right hand. In a spirit of fairness they gave each of their hands the benefit of any doubt that might exist, and raised them both. When tho result of the vote was an nounced it appeared that, of ever 3' group of five ladies present, six had voted in tho negative and four in tho affirmative. One of the minority party thereupon accused tho presiding officer of counting only one hand apiece for the weak side and two or three or moro for tho other. She said that this was not warranted by parliamentary usage, and, furthermore, it was just as mean as it could bo. She said this not once, but many times, until finally one of the majority party stopped talking herself and heard the remark. When the presiding officer paused in an ad dress which she was making at that time, the lady who had overheard the charge of fraud reported It, and at last the majority party learned about it. Then Vengeance with a large V arose and waved her sword. The of fending member by a vote of six fifths to four-fifths of the ladies pres "YOU'LL OKT 'SHUN' CLEAR DOWN TO YOUR CHERT PROTECTOR." out was forever denied the privilege of talking in a meeting of the board. We have had Homo pretty, good stor ies of lynchings recently, but what do they amount to alongside of this? Now then, says my correspondent, what arc we going to do about it? As there is a legal question involved, she does well to ask 1113' opinion. I did a similar tiling once, myself, and have_always been glad of it. I want ed an opinion on a point of law and called upon a lawyer named Smith to obtain it. I had never seen Mr Smith, but at the first glance my heart warmed to him. All honester looking man I had never seen. lie sat by a desk littered with papers and toyed with a cane about the size of a ball bat, while he listened to the case which I laid lieforc him in detail. "Now sir," said I, in conclusion, "will you give me your opinion?" "With pleasure," ho replied, "my opinion is that if you consult Smith or any other lawyer about that matter you'll get 'shun' clear down to your chest protector. As for me, lam wait ing for Smith, but—" and here ho pounded on the deßk with his cane—"l ain not looking for his advice; no, sir; nor his consent." Ileft.tfeo PJAQQ up. popier than I .had come in, which shows that excellent re sults can often be obtained by follow ing unprofessional opinion. Therefore, in the present instance, I hare no hesi tation in replying: to my correspond ent. The punishment inflicted by the board of lady managers is cruel and unusual, and therefore unconstitu tional. By carrying the case to the supremo court the lady could no doubt get a nullification of the sentence, and, in the ordinary course of the court's business, the decision would come just when the lady would need it, or in other words about the time of the next Columbian centennial. Moreover the recent decisions of various courts regarding the Chinese exclusion law cover this case. "We sentence you to be transported bock to China," said these courts, "and back you shall go if wo ever And any way send you." In the same way, the meat of this af fair of the lady manager who can't talk will be found in the execution of the sentence. It is no exaggeration to say that fifteen million men in various parts of the world are waiting in al most hysterical impatience to learn how that lady is to be prevented from talking. A series of experiments which I have made in the sacred privacy of my own home have failed to throw any light upon the subject. I have hod oc casion in the courso of my married life to pronounce a similar sentence several times, but it does not execute worth one single cent. I have read up some on the subject, but without any very good result. I came across the case of a woman in New Jersey who was struck in the act of asking her husband how he could have been so perfectly silly as to do—well, I forget what it was, but of course ho hod done it. When the thunderbolt hit this woman she stopped talking. Hut, bless your heart, in half a minute she began again, while the thunderbolt sneaked down through the cellar floor and as far into the ground as it could. Then there was the case of the masked bur glars who bound and gagged a woman somewhere beyond Harlem—just over the city lino. Whon they had gagged her, as they supposed securely, they began to search the house. They went through the trousers pockets of the woman's husband, but she showed no signs of emotion, except at the moment when they turned away without- hav ing found anything in the pockets. Then she shed a single tear of sympa thy. At last, however, the burglars opened a closet door and reached for the highest shelf. Then the gagged woman spoke, and her voice was heard on bourd the police boat lying just south of the Battery. "If you touch them blackborry pre serves," she said, "I'll talk to you." They knew that she would be as good as her word, and they fled from the house. Thus I am able to say with some con fidence to my correspondent in rural "IF YOU TOUCH THOSE BLACKBERRY PRESERVES I'LL TALK—" Massachusetts that I do not believe there is any danger that a precedent will lx> established by this action of the Inuird of lady managers. The Irishman who was to have been hanged on a gooseberry bush is alive yet. However, there is an experiment in n kindred subject which is being tried in Ilrooklyn, and I am watching it with considerable interest. The trolley cars of the Jagg Street and Citizens' lino—so-called because tho cars run over Jagg street as well as over the cit izens who happen to be crossing that thoroughfare—bear this sign: "Passengers will not spit on the floor. Conductors ore required to en force this rule." There is no joke about this sign; it really is in thoso ears. I have written to tho president of tho line asking him to tell me how he expects the rule to bo enforced, and requested a spirited pen-picture of a conductor in the act of preventing tho offense designated. If he replies in a satisfactory manner I shall know how many things can be done which now seem to mo to verge upon the impossible. HOWARD FIELDING. A Woman netting Into a Car. "It's great fun," said the conductor, "to sec a woman get on a cable car. When tho car starts it always goes as : if it wero going to beat tho lightning express. The woman is usually trip- ! ping up tho aisle about that time, and she pitches forward as though she , might dive through the front door. Just then tho car slows down abruptly and gives her a reverse action. She stops short, inclines backward, and stumbles forward again. If she is lucky she strikes a vacant seat about that tipie and plumps into it. Other wise sho is sure to step on somebody's foot or brace herself against some body's shoulders. If you watch her face you'll see that she wants to gasp, but doesn't got time to before she's in the scat, liy that time she realiy.es that everybody is watching her, and sho smiles her sweetest. I have watched hundreds of 'em, and I haven't found one who didn't smile j when the ear gave its second plunge. Young and old, pretty and homely, are all alike in that respect. They re mind me of soldiers suddenly con fronted by an overwhelming force of the enemy, knowing they are goners, but bound to make a bravo front be fore they're downed."—N. Y. Sun. FRENCH DISHES THAT ARE BAD Hnalifl iiad us Alllgutorft Whole, a:,j Arti chokes I.ike Pine Cones. Snails cooked in their shells form a i dish which, however enjoyable it may be to the French gourmand, an Ameri can cannot relish, says the Epicure. At a fashionable dinner the writer got along very well until a plate of a half dozen was set before him, but he put a bold face on the matter and tried to follow the example of the rest. The thing was coated with a nasty looking dark greenish slime and looked forbidding. lie transferred it hastily to his mouth. The first thing perceived was an aw ful reptile flavor, like tho scent in tho neighborhood of the boa constrictor cage in a menagerie. Ho tried to bite the morsel, but it like rubber and tough as an old boot. It began to grow big in his mouth, until it seemed to at tain the size of an elephant. He felt himself turning pale. At last he gave a hasty gulp and swallowed the thing whole. Talk of Thackeray's American oyster experience being like swallowing a raw baby; that French snail went down like a raw alligator; his French friend by his side observed his embarrassment with an amused smile, and, remarking that ho evident ly did not like snails, kindly relieved him of tho rest of them and transferred tlienl to his own plate. Tho artichoke, a vegetable much liked in France, was also tho writer's despair. Everybody was eating them in the restaurants, and so ho thought he would call for one. lie was ml vised to try a half one to begin on. So a half artichoke was brought, boiled with vinegar and oil. It was like a pine cone sliced in two. The scales were like those of tho pine cone, too, and there were more of them than skins to an onion. These scales were pulled off, one by one, and just tho lower end, which was tender, bitten off, after dipping it in oil and vinegar. It tasted like a soaked out chestnut, with a strong flavor of burdock. Hut the strong point of the artichoke is the time taken to eat it. The writer consumed about half an hour and only tho outer layer was disposed of. To eat a whole artichoke would take a small eternity. Ho came to the conclusion, finally, that American cookery, on the wholo, was more nourishing than French. GETS IDEAS FOR PREACHERS. A Collegian After Many Failures Haft Finally Oot a Good Job. The Cincinnati Times-Star has found a man who holds the position of agent for a popular preacher in that city. He was a college graduate and had studied law, theology, horses, music, tho drama and had tried tho newspapers, all with out success. Then he made the dis covery that the preachers were tho hardest pushed-of all professional men for ideas to incorporate into their ser mons. Tho old, old story is all right as a foundation, but so many changes have been rung on it Blnce tho year 1 that it takes an extraordinary man to conceivo an original view of it. "Now this," said the agent, "is what I do. A preacher hires me to wander about town and report to him little in cidents or queer ideas that strike me. lie takes these and weaves them into sermons. For instance, a preacher who has a largo congregation with much vis iting to do could not, if he wero so in clined, visit all the public meetings, tho resorts of gamblers and drunkards, tho factories and slums of the city. I am tho eyes through which he sees these things, and using my information he speaks learnedly and intelligently of all phases of life and sets his congre gation a-wondering where he gets time to see so much. He is thus en abled to interest every element in his congregation, appearing to tho sport ing men as a sport, to tho athlete as an enthusiast in athletics, to the mu sician as a musician, and to the thea ter-goer as one well versed in the plays of tho day. I also tell him what the people aro saying about him, and so he is able to talk to the different classes in away that leads them—ig norant of my offices as a go-between— to think him really wonderful in read ing their thoughts. lam liberal in my ideas. One month I servo a Method ist, the next may look at the same things with Haptist eyes, or Presby terian, or may do service for a heretic. 1 am at present working for a preach er in this city whose sermons are very much noticed by the papers, and who is noted for his original ideas, which I furnish, but for which I am well paid." A Hatter's Phrenology. There is in London a merchant hat ter who has been studying the phren ological development of his patrons, and here are some of his observations: A high forehead, broad, symmetrically divided, indicates a large mind, noble thoughts, and almost invariably genius. In support of this he refers his reader to the outlines of the heads of such men as M. Jules Simon and Vietoi Hugo. 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