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THE SORROWING MOTHER.
Last night I dreamed he came to me; I held him close and wept and said, "My little child, where have you been? I was afraid that you were dead." Then I awoke; it almost seemed As though my arms could feel him yet. I had be( n sobbing in my slep; My tears had made the pillows wet. I can not think of him at all As the bright angel he must be, But only as my little child Who may be needing me. Do not make him grow too wise, Angels-ye who know; I am dull and slow to learn, Toiling here below. Do not fill this heart too full With your heavenly joy, Lest the mother's place be lost With her little boy. Last night the air was mild; The moon rose clear though late, And somehow then it did not seem So very hard to wait. There seemed so much to learn, So much for me to do, Before my lessons here were done And I was ready, too. Those may dare to doubt who have Their loved ones here below; For me, I do not now believe, I do not hope-I know. -Katharine Pyle in Harper's Bazar. Detective Dawker's Scheme By H. Carpenter. It is not often that I find myself within the precincts of a police court, but a short time ago, happening to be seized with a sudden and unaccount able curiosity, I wended my way to ward one of those interesting insti tutions, and effected an entrance. The policeman on duty that day was an old acquaintance of mine. and upon noticing me, he immediately beckoned to me. "There's a peculiar case just de cided," he said; "one you might like to know about. The fellow is dis charged, and 'will be coming out in a minute. Here he comes!" ejaculated the officer, "that man in the shaggy suit." The "man in the shaggy suit" had only just got into the street when I overtook him. He was standing still, looking up and down the thoroghfare, apparently undecided what to do, all the time feeling in his trousers pockets as though he had lost something. I di vined his thoughts, and accosting him' quietly, said: "After the unpleasant proceedings just concluded perhaps a little light refreshment might be acceptable." "Just what I was a-thinking, sir." he replied, smiling. "An' I was just a-feelin' to see if I'd got the price of a glass of beer; but I fand I'm quite broke." "Never mind," I observed, and in less than a couple of minutes I had him comfortably seated at a table in a neighboring public l.ouse. I was anxious to know what crime he had been charged with, and I mildly inquired if it had been a mat ter of "assault and battery." "No, sir," he said, "but it will be next time-that is, if I lay hold of the chap that made a fool of me." "Is it a long story?" I queried "Not very long. Would you like to hear it, sir?" I assented eagerly. "Well, then," he. began, after he had drained his glass. "ye see I've been out o' work now for nigh two months, scarcely knowing which way to turn for a meal, and glad to pick up a shill ing when and where I can. "Well, one mornin' I went out as usual-th'at would be just nine days ago-and found myself with only sixpence in my pocket in the neigh borhood of Leicester square. "No job was to be had that morn in' so, feeling rather down at heart, an l a little thirsty and hungry, I turned into a coffee house where I knew I could get a cheap meal. "I hadn't been s:tting there long be fore. a short, stumpy gent, with no end o' watch chain in front of him, comes sauntering in and seats him e.lf plump alongside of me. "I ought to have felt flattered no doubt, and perhaps I did a little bit, when he said, presently, in a very pleasant way, 'Nice mornin'.' "'Yes,' I said; 'It is for those in work, but the mornin' doesn't seem partikler nice to me.' "'You're out o' work, eh?' he ask ed. 'Well, I might have guessed as much by your crestijllen expression. What would you say if I put a little job in your way?' "'I should say Heaven bless ye, and mean it,' I answered, picking up my ears and looking full in the little gent's face. " 'Can I trust you?' he asked. "'Perfectly.' I said. "'Now, look here,' he says, speak ing qulte confidential like, and in a very low voce. 'I'm a detective. To night I'm going to have a good try to nab a fellow who has been fooling the police of London for the last three months. I've got reliable informa tion, and with your assistance I be lieve I shall have him.' "He told me that the. man toe in tend d to catch was going to commit a burglary at a house at Hlighgate who informed him he didn't say, but he said he knew it-and that he meant to nab him in the very act. The house'stood in a p:ece of ground inclosed by a low rail fence, and my part of the performance was to watch for the burglar, and should he by any means give the detective the slip, to chase and collar him if I could. " 'But s'pose,' I said, as soon as I could get a word in, 's'pose a regular policeman comes along and catches sight o' me in those grounds at mid night?' "'Well,' the little gent replied, laughing, 'you've only to give the po lice signal, three loud whistles, and tell t'hem Detective Dawker has en gaged you.' "We left the place together and parted just outside, promising to meet at the house he had described to me, at Highgate, at twelve o'clock the same night. "Twelve o'clock came. I reached the meeting place in time, and found the detective waiting for me. "He was dressed in clothes some thing like my own, and looked the flash gentleman no longer. "He seemed rather impatient, and hastily pulled me into the garden and into a part of it where thick shrubs grew. " 'Now mind,' he said, quickly, 'if you see the burglar run, chase him; if a policeman comes, give three loud whistles. I must be off, or I shall lose my chance. I shall be back in an hour. If I want assistance I will give you the three whistles.' "With these parting words the man disappeared. "I stood waiting there for quite half an hour I should think, when I heard on the still night air the heavy tramp of a policeman. "He was coming my way, I fancied. Slowly he drew nearer and nearer, until he stopped right abreast o' the place where I was hiding close to the garden gate. "He put out his hand and tried the gate fastening. It opened; he came inside, and flashed his lantern full on the very bush behind which I was standig. "Quick as possible I gave three very loud, shrill whistles; but instead of the policeman being awed by the sound, he dashed at me, and caught me by the throat, in about half a minute nearly choking me, and stop ping me from explaining why I was there. "Finding I didn't resist he loosened his hold an'd questioned me. "I told him plump and plain that Detective Dawker had engaged me that I was doing my duty, and that he had not better spoil our game. "He only gripped my arm the tight er and laughed,.telling me not to 'try it on with him,' and blew his whistle. "In a few minutes another officer arrived, and between the two of 'em, what with their laughing and their questions, I had a lively time of it. "I was taken to the nearest police staron and locked up on suspicion. "The next morning, when brought before the magistrate, I learned to my great surprise that the man I thought was a detective was none other than the burglar he pretended to be after, and that, instead of try ing to catch a criminal, he was rob b:ng the house while I kept watch outside, and warned him by my loud whistles of the arrival of the police. "I was remanded for inquiries to be made, and they being'found satis factory I was brought up again this morning and discharged." Having ordered a fresh glass of the foaming beverage for my innocent ac quaintance, I left him apparently quite comfortable. But I heard him mutter as I turned away. "Wait till I meet him. I'll break every bone in his body!" Goats and a Nation's Fate. The frontier between British India and Thibet traverses districts where there are mountain pastures, and our main grievance was that certain Thi betan goats which were igncrant of the line of demarcation were in the habit of straying into British terri tory. What particular harm the goata did by browsing occasionally on Brit ish grass is not very.clear. In any case, the damage could not have been considerable. In 1739 ,we went to war with Spain on account of the ear of a certain Jenkins, which, we asserted, had been cut off by some Spanish of ficial, although it was contended that the ear was still attached to Jen kins' head. It has, however, been re served to this century for this coun try to engage in a war that promises to be extnsive, on account, profess edly, of a few wandering goats.-Lon don Truth. Diamonds, set without pearl or tur quoises, may be cleaned by a brush ing with methylated spirit. It will greatly enhance their brilliancy. DGIT THE JOY OF ESCAPE. Pessimist-You haven't had all that you wanted in life, have you? Optimist-No; but I haven't had all that I didn't want, either.-Brooklyn Life. HIS EXPERIENCE. "The tongue," remarked Billyboy, "is an unruly member." "Oh, I don't know," replied Meeker ton. "My wife's tongue seems to be a success as a ruling member of our family."-Chicago News. TWG GIRLS. 'Engaged to Jack! Why, you're the fourth girl he's been engaged to this summer." "Well, don't you think there must be something very attractive about a man who can get engaged to four girls in about two months?"-London Punch. A PUZZLER. "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you what you are." "There is nothing I like better than hash." "A--h, y-es. That generally com plicates the question."-Detroit Free Press. ANSWERED. "What," asked the female suffrage advocate with the square chin, "hae become of our manly men?" "Some of them," replied the meeb and lowly citizen, "have married womanly women and are now enagaged in raising childish children."-Chicagc News. NOT OUT FOR A GAME. Willie-I met our new minister on my way to Sunday school, mamma. and he asked me if I ever played marbles on Sunday." Mother-H'm! And what did you say to that? Willie-I said: "Get thee behind me Satan!" and walked right off and left him.-London Tit-Bits. NO CAUSE FOR ALARM. Ardent Lover-It is a secret, slp but your daughter is in love with me and Mr. Bonds-Well, don't let yourself feel any uneasiness, sir. I'm not th'f fellow to give her away.-Puck. -AN UNFAVORABLE IMPRESSION. "Why are those islanders so slow about yielding to civilization?" "I suppose," answered the pessimist "that it's because those we bring over to our expositions go home and tell about our merry-go-rounds and thinga -Washington Star. HOW HE RAN. "What's that Binklay boy doing?" "Running for governor." "Get out! He isn't twenty years old." "No. He's the governor's errand boy."-Cleveland Plain Dealer. USEFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT. "I'm glad I learned to sew on but. tons when I was a bachelor," observed Peckem. "Why, Henry?" asked Mrs. Peckem. "Because," he answered, "I find the accomplishment so useful now that I am married."-Chicago News. NOT ANGELIC SO FAR. "How long have you been married?" "Oh, about two years." "And do you consider your wife an angel yet?" "No, not yet."-Superior (Wis.) Telegram. OVERHEARD IN BOSTON. Willie-My father is a Chicago man. Waldo-How distressing it must be to have a parent who is unable to answer your questions.-Puck. A SNOB'S GRIEVANCE. "Young man," said Mr. Dustin Stax, "I had to work for my money." "Well, father," was the chilly re ply, "enough people in our set are throwing that up to me without your talking about it."-Washi'ngton Star. GUARDED ADMISSION. "How delightful that will be! You're going to take your wedding trip in an automobile?" "Why-ah-es; we're going to make the start in one."-Chicago Tribune. ENOUGH A SUFFICIENCY. Holden-"I suppose you are aware that Cassava starch, or tapioca, is the chief element of the gum on the back of all postage stamps?" Bolton--"h, yes; that's the reason I never eat tapioca pudding at home. One doesn't care for a surfeit of any thing, no matter how much he likes it."-Boston Transcript. It Was Good Money. An illustration of how thoroughly some coins go out of circulation wan furnished by an incident in a street car yesterday. A sedate man sat reading his newspaper when the con. ductor touched his arm for his fare. Without looking up he handed over four coins. After scrutinizing them the conductor said: "Can't take 'en." The man simply looked up. "Your fare, please," said the con. ductor. "I offered ycu my full fare," said the man. Then the conductor began to get mad. "You mustn't attempt to put off any (.reign coins on me," he replied pick ung out one of the pieces and shaking It at the man. Then the passenger said to his neighbor at his elbow: "Is that a good coin?" "A good United States coin," said the man addressed. The conductor took the piece, look ed it over carefully, and said: "Well I'll be darned. That's one on me. I never saw one before." It was a 2 cent piece.-New York Sun. Knew How it Was Himself. They had just been married, and were on their way to Niagara Falls to spend the honeymoon. The bride was indifferent as to who saw her with her head resting on his shoul der. The bridegroom was also per fectly satisfied openly to squeeze her hand or encircle her waist when the Inclination seized him. A little old man sat in front of them, and he looked around and smiled at the hap py couple so often that the young husband finally said: "We've only just been married, sir." "So I thought," chuckled the old man. "And we can't help being a little spoony, you know." "No; of course not." "It probably all seems very silly to an old fellow like you, though?" "Does it? does it?" chuckled the old man. "Well, I can tell you it does not. then. I've been there three times al ready, and now I'm on my way West to get No. 4. Follow me up and you'll get a few pointers." Milk tLaused Wrinkles. A writer on beauty in one of the society papers urges her readerf never to wash the face with soap anc water, as being certain destructior to a fine complexion. I cannot in dorse this view. Cleanliness is absolutely necessary to the beauty and delicacy of the tex. ture of the skin. If soap is not liked, at least oatmeal should take its place, and pure or distilled water in variably be used. I once saw the re suit of only washing the fact with milk in a lady who started life with a good complexion, but before she reached middle age had lost all fresh ness, and showed a faded skin cov ered with fine wrinkles. Nothing equals the complexion of the country woman who rises earl , is much in the open air, and bathes freely in cold water. The homely idea of washing in the dew of the morning as an aid to beauty is simply a practical way of expressing this fact.-Lady Greville in London Graphic. Necessary. The other Sunday two boys were Industriously digging in a vacant lot, when a man who was passing stopped to give them a lecture. "Don't you know that it is a sin to dig on Sunday, except it be a case of necessity?" asked the good man. "Yes, sir," timidly replied one of the boys. "Then why don't you stop it?" "'Cause this is a case of necessity," replied the little philosopher. "A fel ler can't fish without bait." Peculiar Maine Names. Maine has a few persons whose names entitle them to a place in the hall of fame for such celebrities. They are Miss Fern Park of Presque Isle, Miss Daisy Peach of Bar Harbor, Miss June Delight Edwards of Portland, A. Bird Cough of Bar Harbor and North West of Biddeford. FAMES g a I ITý ENa OLINM T WASHE 4,, K-OA (Q AS I' ' I a IA A I gi pNE STOCK ANDA~II AIYUE t i .' III ']yaK 1 I Get the. Habajit, It is easy to be cheerful your mind that way, Get the habit; - it is easy, when you try it, ful things to say-. Get the habit: It is easy to see promi e you have to do ,f you turn from them and would hear ta i It is easy to have courage come to you- i t Get the habit. It isc esytot have patiene, it Get the hhlbt' It is easy to be civil to Get the habit it is easy to ipeak kindly of to re fra in ..J From such speech as may s i or may 1ive another peri. You may c'en learn to joys your neighbors i. Get the Like Mayor Weaver of Fired M. Warner, Republ4 date for governor of hI4eh English birth. He was months old when his paretL tromu Nrttlnbharn to this . . . . . .. .. . . i TYLERO:OMMERCIALCO orF TYu . Tub s chool that ha, durin th months, enrolled studentsI rou states anL tarrltorlts, for Shorthand a.d Teldegrphy. Duri time, it has plae itsilrduatei leading clerioal and Ltnona.l. - to be found in our larger clU-tei thl S..thlwest, ben. Snc 5 . and Chioite. 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