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"SORTIN' THE MAIL"
I've bin sortin' the mail at Jonesville for
goin' on fifteen year
And knows erbout what's comin' 'fore they
throws the sack off here;
I've seen the same handwritin' on the let
ters big and small,
Till I kind uv feel familiar-like an' friendly
to 'em all.
Lord bless yer, yes! It seems jls' like they
speak right out to me,
A-givin' up the kindest words thet hev not
been writ for me,
An' I chunck the fire up brighter, till it
sparkles in the grate,
When I hear the mail train whistlin' as the
clock is strikin' eight.
Then the neighbors come a-hurryin' In, for
fear they may be late;
Most on 'em ain't 'spectin' but they like to
stand an' wait
Jes' to see the ones 'at's lucky get a letter
onct a week;
Maybe watch 'em tear it open an' the
bolder take a peek.
Widder Tomkins stan's a-lookin' till they
drop out one by one.
Like she hes to my bes' knowledge for the
pam' five years an' gone;
When she says at last so wistful: "Isthere
anythin' from Ned?"
Bust if I kin get a word out, so I only shake
You see her "Ned" wus reckless-like an'
run away to sea,
Wus Jes' the likeliest lad in town an' hand
some es could be;
That's five years back, but every night the
widder, without fall.
Comes erlong es patient-like with every
"The Lord'll send it some time," is what
she allers sed.
But when she asks night after night I only
shake my head;
I somehow think like she does, thet her
letter's sure to come;
But its' been so long time on the way my
faith is dwindlin' some.
Polly Perkins "jes' drags In" when all the
rea' her went.
Then blushes to herself an' me, pertendin'
she wus sent
To buy some rashers uv bacon or er half er
If she ketches a glimpse uv er letter, why
then she fairly begs;
Her feller's in the city an's doin' first-rate,
So we're 'speotin' purty soon to hey him
"name the day."
Jonesville's sort uv dull-like, but you hit it
on the nail
When yer say it's mighty interestin' "sort
in' out the maiL"
-Walter 8. Stranahan, in Chicago News.
THE 1NSPEGTOR'S GLEW.
L ATE one night I stood on the plat
form of a certain London terminus,
awaiting the arrival of the Midland ex
press. I had received orders from head
quarters to shadow the leader of a
notoriousgangof "smashers," and a the
gentleman in question was expected to
arrive in London by the 11:46, I lit my
pipe and placed myself in a position
quoalifed to permit of a close scrutiny of
every passeager quitting the train.
Presently the headlight of the engine
swung round the bend, and the express
slowed into the station. The next in
stant all was bustle and confusion. For
a quarter of an hour or more I stood
there, until the clatter of the departing
uassengers had thinned down to isolated
!ootateps, and only the railway em
ployes and myself remained.
1 was disappointed; the face I had
looked for was missing, the man whose
presence I had expected had not ap
peared. The porters were now busy
upon their inspection of the vacated car
riages, and I was inwardly remarking
upon the particularly deserted aspect
of the station, when a cry, followed by
the sound of running feet behind me,
struck 'my ear. I wheeled round. A
porter with white face and eyes start
ing witlL horror dashed by me. He re
turned d minute or two later with the
station master, to whom I was known
"Come along, Inspector Dombey," he
said, as he hurried by. I followed him
Under the porter's guidance we traov
ersed half the length of the platform,
and drew up suddenly before a second
clas carriage, into which the porter
silently pointed. I looked in. On the
floor lay a man, and along the floor in
a thin stream, collected in a pool in
one particular spot, was blood.
The man lay there with his legs
sprawled apart, his arms flung out limp
ly on either side, his hands tightly
clenched; no twitch, no movement. I
vtruck a match and stooped down. The
fight gleamed dully in the ghastly
patch, but revealed no trace of any
thing ln the shape of a clew.
For a moment or two I peered about,
on and under the seats, when, just as
the match became a mere glowing
splinter, I caught sight of a dark object
lying in a corner. It was a newspaper,
a green-covered weekly, rolled up tight
]y in the form of a ball. I slipped it into
any pocket, and, giving orders to a few
in the little crowd that had already col
Ioted, I stepped out onto the platform,
while sturdy arms lifted the body and
conveyed it to the waiting-room. Lear
ing the carriage to be locked and un
coupled I followed.
The deceased was well dressed, but
his clothes were of foreign make and
appearance. In his pockets I found
gold and notes to a large amount, but
not a scrap of paper likely to aid hib
identification. Even his railway ticket
The doctor, on his arrival, very
promptly pronounced life extinet, and
pointing to a bluish-red stab over the
region of the heart, and a slight in
cidsion under the left shoulder blade,
added: "A clean drive of the knife like
that speaks for itself."
In due course the body was conveyed
to the mortuary, there to await identi
fication and inquest. On examining the
paper found in the carriage I made a
ghastly discovery.. Upon the pages
were strange streaks, varying in color
from a dull coppery brown to bright
flask the inevitable conclusion forced
itself upot me. The murderer had evi
dently wiped his foul haplds upon the
paper, crushed it up and thrown it un
der the seat.
There was a morbid fascination for
me in that copy, in those smears; a
horrible, grewsome interest became at
tached to those pages-two especially
attracting my attention. On one page
was the blurred imprint of four fingers
and a thumb; on the other were four
lines only; one short and thin, two
thick, heavy strokes, and one a mere
blot. I reasoned. The thin line drawn
lower than the others stood, say, for the
little finger; but between this and the
next strokes was a gap. What did it
mean? Without a doubt, following
the same line of reasoning, those other
two strokes represented the middle and
forefingers, and the blot was the thumb.
But where, I asked myself, was the third
Gradually, certain facts came to light.
A ticket from Manchester to London,
issued on the day of the murder, was
missing; and eventually inquiry in
Manchester led to the discovery of the
victim's identity. He turned out to be
one Carl Heinrich Strauss, a commer
cial traveler representing a German
firm in England. He had been a resi
dent in this country for only a short
time, spoke the language very imper
fectly, and, so far as could be ascer
tained, had neither relatives nor friends
here. Nothing further transpiring, an
inquest was held and an open verdict
It was some days after the inquest
when, turning the matter over in my
mind, one evening, an ideastruck me
an idea so palpable that I wondered at
myself for not thinking of it before.
Was it possible, I thought, that the mur
derer had purchased that copy at one
of Smith's Ibookstalls along the line?
I had already prosecuted inquiries, sta
tion bystation,ina vinendeavor to elic
it some information from railway of
ficials as to whether they had noticed
anything particular or extraordinary
happen on the fateful night, but with
out success; and now, starting from
London again, I questioned the assist
ants at every bookstall on every station
at which the train had stopped.
Then it seemed that I had struck the
right trail at last; for at a Smith's stand
at Ecclesborough, a station some 40
miles down the line, one of the boys in
distinctly remembered selling a copy
of the paper to a man who had a mal
formed left hand. But at this point I
stopped. The lad could remember noth
ing of the personality of the individual;
he only recollected the malformation
of the hand. I didn't know which way
to turn. Was the man a resident of
Ecclesborough? In the middle of these
cogitations I received orders from head
quarters that compelled me to turn my
attention to other matters.
You must remember how, some years
ago, the whole of the civilized world
was suddenly stirred by the discovery
of an anarchist plot of such vast dimen
sions as to cause universal alarm. Ar
rests were made broadeast; clubs were
raided; prominent politicians walked
abroad under a strong guard of detec
tives in plain clothes; and so strong was
the excitement that anything found
conspicuously wrapped up in brown pa
per was certain enough to be escorted
to the nearest police station by officials
who considered the object in question
nothing less than a bomb.
At such a time, therefore, the "Ex
press Mystery," as my case was called,
sank into insignificance-dropped, so
to speak, out of public notice-and I
perforce put it aside to attend to more
pressing matters. These latter consist
ed in shadowing the mendbers of a cer
tain club not a hundred miles from Tot
tenham Court road.
One night the club was quietly sur
rounded, and a wholesale arrest made.
A close examination of the premises fol
lowed, and certain papers were found,
but nothing among them likely to add
to the knowledge we were already pos
sessed of. On turning out a waste
basket, I discovered several envelopes
bearing the Ecclesborough postmark;
then it was that I went to the chief
and told him all that I had surmined
concerning the other affair, hinting
that I might, perhaps, be able to kill
two birds with one stone, were I em
powered. After some little delay, one
autumn morning, I journeyed down to
Ecclesborough and put up at the most
unobtrusive place I could find there.
I made my inquiries cautiously, feel
ing my way step by step, but without
meeting with any success.
One night I was ~alking along the
high road, enjoying, with a Londoner's
love of fresh air, the mingled perfume
of hay, tree and hedge, when I heard
the rattle and scrunch of wheels. Im
mediately ahead of me the highway
twisted round, asend looking up I saw
two yellow cones of light flashing
aroung the curve. Presently the
vehicle, a dogcart, drove by me at a
smart pace, but before it had proceeded
a dozen yards or so the horse suddenly
stumbled and fell.
As the animal lurched forward, the
man who was driving gave a cry-an
exclamation of horror with a ring of
agony in it---and he jumped wildly to
the ground. I ran up and proffered my
assistance. The man was shaking, ab
solutely trunbling, with agitation, and,
as he accepted my services and I bent
down and fumbled st the harness, he
gripped my arm excitedly, and said:
"No, no; don't let her mo-e, don't let
However, he quickly recovered him
self, and, bidding me hold down the
animal's heed, proceeded to unbuckle
the harness from the shafts. This done,
be pushed the dogcart back a few feet,
and then together we managed to get
the mare on her legs.
Ten minutee later the man climbed
into his seat again and seized the reins.
I was holding the mare's head at the
time, and I noticed that her knees were
bleeding. I remarked upon it, and
asked him whether he had far to go.
"O ask" e realle- i n far, ad
about a quarter of a mile. I live atlaw
Hill. Good-qight, and tank you."
"H'm," I. mentally commented.
"What a fringht the hellow was ln, to
be sure. Why, he couldn't have boee
more so had he been carrying dyna*
mite." Dynamite! In a fash a sus
picion passed through me, a sanpiatob
that became a certainty the more I
dwelt upon it.
I need not detail the many inquiries
I made, nor will Iiwell upon thea vriolas
means whereby I, arriyed at he1 fi6al
result that led me to wire to London fot
a warrant, undes explosivesm t, for
the arrest of Ai/toaAo BisQeca; ssale. to
say that, before the ortnlght was ovt,
I was closeted in conristtationVrth the
local police, with whom I discussed a
plan of actilo for the purpoee oftbtng
ing my investigations fo a stdceedatul
About six. o'clock in the .eAenlg. I
was walking up the broad, well-kept
avenue leading to the threshold of
Grangeleigh, in which pretentious
dwelling my man was located. In the
rear of the house, abutting on the lawn,
was an orchard, and amnid the trees and
beneath the thick' undergrowth belt
ing them some half a dozen able-bodied
men were concealed. I relied upon
them in the event of resistanee, al
though, having learned something of
Bisocca's temperament, I considered
their presence unnecessary.
After some little delay I found my
self scraping my feet on the doormat,
waited for a moment until aesanswer to
my knock was given, and then passed in.
Blsocca was seated at a writing-table
left side toward me, and as my gaze
traveled from his face downward, I saw
something that made me blink my eyes
and set my fingers tingling for a grip
of him. On a sheet of paper rested Mia
left hand-a brown, muscular hamd,
with stub fingers and a gap between
thm! Ie threw down his pen, apseng
up somewhat hastily and came forward,
peering up at me from under his shg-"
gy eyebrows in a questioning manner
and wrinkling his forehead inquiringly.
I came to the point at once and told
him to consider himself under arrest.
He sprang back, wheeling on his heel
half way round and staring at the op
posite wall as though doubting his
senses. I took a step toward him. As
I did so he suddenly snatched some
thing up from the table beside him.
Thinking it a weapon of some sort, I
rushed and grappled with him. Then
his grip met mine, and we stood there
locked together; he with his sallow
face, now flushed, close against mine
and his hot breath beating upon my
"You have trapped me," he panted,
glaring up at me and breathing heavily.
"You have trapped me, but--I-do-
not-mean--to be taken. You saw me
-just now-pick-up--something. My
-friend-I advise you-let me go. It
was a bottle-of-nitro--nitro-glycerin
-a leetle bottle, and-unless you re
lease me-I mean-to-tumble-you--
and - myself - to -the -ground, an
I shouted for help and redoubled my
efforts to overpower him. Then, amid
all the jerking, swaying and severe
struggling, something like a wave of
inspiration swept through me. Slowly,
inch by inch, hugging him tighter and
tighter still, I pushed to that side ol
the room pierced by the window. An
other lurch, a spring backward, a crash.
and the broken glass fell in pieces over
my shoulders. Then I screamed, yelled
as I had never done before. A scurry
ing rush of footsteps, cries, a crashing
of wood, and help had come.
Oh, yes, we got him to the station
right enough; and an examination of
the house revealed the fact that it con
tained enough explosives to-well, to
make a fair-sized hole in London, any
how. And we found, too, sufecieat evi
dence to warrant our charging the gen
tleman with the murder of Strauss. But
he cheated the gallows at the last. He
was found one morning dead in his cell.
He left, however, a confession, of which
the following is the substance:
Strauss was a member of ani an
archistic gang on the continent; Bis
occa. was their agent in England, and
manufactured explosives for them. Be
fore Strauss left Germany for this
country he had, it appeared, violated
certain laws of the society, and in order
to insure the safety of the organiza
tion his death became necessary.
Bisocca was deputed to accomplih
his removal. He received news concern
ing Strauss' intended journey, and,
looking up the time table, found that
the train conveying his victim stopped
at Ecclesborough, so he purchased a
ticket from that place to Switcham.
The train arrived. Bisocca stepped
down the platform, recognized Strauss
seated in his car, reading. He entered
and the train moved on.
Bisocca walted until the train wes
well clear of the station, and then%
without a moment's hesitation, sprang
upon Strauss, gripped his throat and
plunged a knife into,his heart. Strauss
fell forward without a groan. Bisocea
hastily searched him and removed
everything relating to his identity from
his pockets. Then, finding both his
hands covered with blood, he looked
about him for something wherewith
to remove the traces of bhis crime. The
paper lay on the seat beside him; he
took it up. As he did so the train
slackened speed for a moment, and
in an agony of terror he sat there with
both hands pressed down upon the pa
per, as though endeavorlngto hide their
in that brief interval of time, printed
in blood. the imprint of his hand re
mained indelibly on the pages. When
the train drew ahead again Bisocca re
covered himself, cleansed his bands
with the ipaper as best he could, rolled
it up and threw it munder the seat. At
Switcham he got out and passed
through the barrier undetected na.
And that's the story. lardly thiak
that a man could be brought to justles
by th-aid of a green cover, woRMd oOat
Rt it wM ash,-~Tit-.it
5CIENC AND IMIPUITRY.
e D a, of Crawtorril'lif 11.,
f o- sa bry that ·3S.nd
tantaloupe was Sut at George W. Smith's
farm, and that eight people, eating
their fill, could only make away with
half pf it.
-An electrical device to prevent
premature burial has been invented by
a farmer, and is in use in a Berlin cem
etery. The least movement in the cof
fin ona wllttlebackn tbe g#av-, de
a belt, lights an d&cotric' lan and d
plays a black flag from a lofty staff.
-Muskegon, Mlch., Il T ^ F T
ping depot, fad the l '.tler a Ifave
turned .Seiiattent 06 oo0b4 WOlA
modity which they can dispose of at a
good pfifU in eastern markets. This
is tartl. From Nrlnag on there
were shipped one day recently several
hundred'pdunds of turtled tTPbiladd
-Estimates place the tobacoe crop of
Florida this year as the largest in the
state's history. It will be worth several
hundred thousand dollars. Much of the
planting was experimental, but no re
port of failure has yet come in. These
experiments are likely to be instru
mental in offsetting the effects of con
ditions in Cuba.
-Government ownership of railroads
has been a failure in Brazil, and the
government has offered to lease its en
tire system of 14,000 miles of track
to any responsible company that will
pay a bonus of $70,000,000 as rental of
the tracks, rolling stock and other
property for a term of 50 years, and
guarantee to restore them in good or
der at the end of that period.
-A large amount of air is dragged
along with the train, the motion being
communicated to air many feet away.
This air is a source of danger to one
standing too near the train when at
full speed. One is likely to be toppled
over, and the blow of the air commuai
cates a motion of rotation which may
cause one to roll under the train if the
nature of the ground does not prevent
such a result.
Arsonaut Built to Recover leae
and Jewels Lost uS Ships.
Another attempt is to be made to
recover the millions in specie, bullion
and precious stones which have been
lost along the coast of this and other
countries in foundered ships. The
means to be used is a submarine boat
built for the purpose and fitted with
wheels for running on the bottom, as
well as with a propellor for navigating
the surface. The inventor of this yes
sel, which was launched te 'olher day
at Baltimore and christened Argonaut,
is Mr. Simon Lake, of Baltimore. The
plan is to run the boat along the bot
tom until the wreak is reached, and
then send out men in diver's armor,
who will be supplied with air from the
reservoirs on the Argonaut. The ad
vantage over the old method is that the
depth of water will be no fector, and
work eanpot be interrupted by stao ,.
The vessel is s !feet long by hiaeufetta
diameter. She is built of steel and
ribbed very strongly to withstand the
pressure of water at great depths.
Electricity is her propulsive, operating
and guiding force. Mr. Lake says he
has the bearings of several vessels sunk
on the New Jersey coast which are said
to have on boerd $15,000,000 in specie
and bullion. Probably the first vessel
that will be examined, says the invent
or, will be the New Era, which sank off
Asbury Park in 1852. She lies in about
45 feet of water. The Argonaut will
be given a trial trip in Chesapeake bay
in a few days.--N. Y. World.
Lightalaw Kept the Reuse Vaesat.
Not far from Hodgenville stands an
old house which has a wonderful power
for the attraction of lightning. It is
in an unused field, surrounded by shrub
bery and undergrowth. It is only the
frame of a once costly dwelling, sad
has been standing there for 40 years.
Strange as it may seem, it has been
struck by lightning every time an elee
trical storm has visited that section.
The house was erected by a well-to-do
farmer years ago, and was intended for
a dwelling for his family, but had to
be deserted on account of its habitual
subjection to lightning. It has never
siance been occupied. During a thunder
storm one perpetual flash of lightning
plays about the old house. On a dark
night, and during a storm, a more beau
tiful scene could not be found. The
whole slky and earth around the old
house is brightly illuminated by the
lightning. The house has been torn
away, strip by srrip, with each bolt of
lightning, until now only a small por
tion is left standing. So far as is known
no fataities have ever occurred in the
The Athamasism Cseed.
The Athanasian creed, so long a stna
bling block to English churchmen, is
to have another chance. On the peti
tion 6f Australia and Tasmanla, the
lambeth conference has pased a reso
lution requesting the archbishop of
Canterbury to take measures for "we
translating" it. Some people have great
faith in the power of a trsaslator, but
unless he can manage to lose the orlgi
nal, we do not anticipate that in this
case any rerendering will substantially
alter the damnatory elauses. However,
nobody is compelled to go to the stake
nowadays for not accepting the so
called "Athanasisan" creed. In the grad
ual development of our popular the
ology from Calvinism to Catholicism, it
has not been overlooked that the B
man Catholic church condemns the
creed as unorthodox.--4St James' Oa
The recent rigorous enforcement of
the law relating to the declartiso 0
one's income has had the startling et
fest in Prussia of raising the ombmr
ct millionaires (in marks) from I3 t
35. Of these S3 havd an inaceme ef O
0*. etight of $450,000 to 98,000, sad
fouear of 680 t$ 0188000 a 1,5-00
'. T. gum.
aw - ua the lawyer, 8
-"Say, pa, what kind of pans do ala -
era use when panning gold?" "Dith
pans, my nu"-.-Puck.- 1 - ' Ni s
-The Only Way.-"There' only one
way to tell a mad dog." "How's that?"
"Tell him by a long-distance telephone."
-$ov P t*aryi-Bridget (surrep
titiously smeling a bottle of lavender
palts)Oc quiki Cut A_! _e
efoor it edilcts th' rit a, me Way.
Judge. , (; )
-The Sunday school class was sing
ing "I want to be an angrel."."hy
don't yo sring ldudei, Bobby?" a asked
the teacebr. "I'm singing as loud as I
feel," explained Bobby--Tt-Bts.
---And yoh wtrattomarry my daugh
ter, do your?" kl K Mr. $toeopro
"Well, not right away, sir," said
timid youth; "but I'd like to have an
option on her."-Yeokers Statesman.
-Fenderson-"I say, did you ever see
the sun rise in the morning?" foggs
"No. That's just the trouble, you know.
If it roase at any ath.th el :tilse I
be able to see it."-Boston Tramserpt.
--Bomewhat Alhbe.-.-A Freachman
says that love is a disease that elosely
resembles alcoholism." "There may be
some truth in that. I have noticed that
the gold cte is reqquently efficacious
in both diseases."-Cleveland Plain
-An Interesting Speeulation.-"My
dear," asked his wife,' "what are you
thinking about'?" "I was thinking,"
replied the t ophlst, sla ogf orhi
fit of dreamy abstraction, hichb make
of wheel I will ride the next time I
appear on earth."--Puek.
-Pirst Deprthst-"Thp -T s 4'uegot
gentleness down to such a fan point
that all my paents gop.1 sleep while
tlst-"That's noThingi Mine ai bre
ginning to have their photographs
taken whie I operate, became they al
ways have sueh pleasant expressions
on their faces"--Tt-Bits.
PATENT COW FgRP HUNT'ER&
It Carries Them Qoetiy Into the
Midst e Unsaspeettnag Gae.
It is a well-known fact that birds
and wild animals know what other
animals they have to fear.
The birds that y7 from a man at
dog will hop aroun9'a covo eav walla
ing right under her.
Man has now taken advntage Of "d
fact to faeilitpte the slqshter of blkd
and other game.
A Ndbraska man has Invented a patent
cow for hunters, and the specifeations
have been received at the patent ofilce.
The Invention presents the perfect
outward semblance of a moat peace
able aq amiable cow, but the o
and hindlgi are, in fact, the two pairs
of legs of two men. They arearmed
with gats and l've a pleatiful supply
Tp paes . w am oes U S IJu a
ordinary, harmless animal uantil it Is
in the midste s a let ef bir r, ]p It
coese open a d the two 'ar itnade
The speeicat$ia qt4te t11)4it 11
vention consists of a hollow decoy ani
mal adapted to be supported and held
in an upright position and operated by
an inclosed. hunter, for whom the decoy
forms a coneealing shell or blind.
The device, in its make-up, comprises
as essential elements a flexible outer
shell of canvas or other suitable ma
terial, decorated exteriorly to repre
sent the animal in imitation of which
the decoy is constructed, and said sheH
is adapted to be supported or held in its
distended position through the medium
of a collapsible metal framework, which
allows the covering and framework of
the decoy tobe folded-intoa small spaci
Depending from the framework are
hollow portions representing legs, into
which are inserted the legs of the con
cealed sportsmen, for whom there are
accommodations for two, one at each
end of the decoy.
Formed in the sidea of the frame, at
suitable pelats, are wMadei or open
ings protected by outward swinging
flap blinds, and through these windows
the sportsman in the rear may dis
charge his towlagl piee when'the game
has been sucessadlly stalked. Forethe
fring of the huter in fatiof tbhede
coy there is provided a downward
swingint portion, which ipetudes the
head and neck of't1 sinaal, so thai
by simply releasrlg a small eatch trom
the inside of the frameale thise re
leases the swinging front portioi, whrhe
Immedieatiy drops brpa4rtitt ad thbi
leaves the sportsan free.-N. Yurus
se eUrdor iebtera.
A new era ha just began in the hbi
try of Siberia. Since the beinnin of
this month th~ whole Zofu asaI
Aestie mimtte oft the ~arhEhC o
endowed with a moderp and unifore
srstem of publt Jitith. Law courtL a
MIve beor. opened in the araampro
vinalal caitals, nad the prineipal trib
uial of appeal of Siberia has been ea
tablished at Irkutlr: &lJtnii 6itr therq
has been no system of legal procedure
whatever in Sib 4a, the enuflea E6atr
being subject exelusively to the arbl.
trary adalminetuatlok of hutoeratie a
daIs. True, there Is yet room fm,
povement, slne for the pst thert
is' to be no trial by jury, while th
justices of the peace are to be ep inty
e4 by the crown iaq-tepd e! ang
elected by the people of the district. At
the same time the new syst Is cer
taln to constitute a salutary chelek
oi tbh hitherto unbridled tua of
Bussian oceialdom in lber -C .
The Psasse Cemanlpe~e. -
The finest complexions in the word
s esid to be is the Irmtidas..
Is ecounted for by the faet that the la
eadamusl l OeamatI - mat
IW t~the ha she 'o* 1
L ere, xi' ' can't keep
ress feeuln mighty week an' sheere
Perear se mlghtat an' her wow
To ths or eabin 'nath the pins
An' sttak al the weary day
Uteal late dosen beack ahms o misa.
if Clatrs gone da moek-b.rds sit
An' see to mop de hul day leorg.
Day en' eata't set ak bahts to twit
De'b pow'al sweet an' oven' song
Do chicakes don'at as f.e should,
Deh's sauthtia laek' sbo' yoe bep.
An' *bm possum den' taste Soed
Ne ho-cake, whe my Cindy'es oas
wagclarmrmar ome againt
De buJo tring begin to witch
A r her ve roltes an' den
my Anaors seam to sort o' ttch
To prese bh to my ahit an' sa
p rf' .r la ob rht eye shine
y own, my boosey, sun s he be
An' rests in dese brack shms o mine.
.-M~" arsrrll Grea, in Chicago lates
A Summer Showes.
The wind that bet been playing with the
tasseled heads of gramtn.
oa* soouds a sdden warning moan that
tells of comng rain,
And all the running, creeping olk, as
all the folk that By.
Are filled with consternation as they beau
the warning sigh;
And Into holes and crevices, to tfratle
bute and har.
They rua sad crawl and bop and By. and
Tbo squirrels to their nests have gpoey
the bees gone from their food.
And safe bseeath a rhubarb leaf a hea
has clucked her brood;
The butterflies have left theo air. the
crickets left the gras.
When Ilke a breath the raindrope fall
gad like a breath they pus,
And then the golden sun returns amd
drives the mast away. -
Aad all the reeping, flying tolk come
bask to work or play.
-Fank H. Sweet, tn N. Y. Indeperdet.
TO IOTBILS OF LARGB FAMllS
Mra lankhama' Adviseo Fre.
In this workaday world few women
re so plaeed that physical exertion
Is not eoestatsly demanded of them in
their daily life.
- ".Plnkbam makes a special appeal
to mothesof large families whose work
is never done, and many of whom suser
leEurfhe )at* of intelligent aid.
To women, young
or old, rich or poor,
of ILynn, Mass.,
not let your
lives be sea'
'lried when a
word from Mrs.
the first approach o weakness, may
All your future years with healthy joy.
Mas. A. O BDuanw, 11s North Al
begy asese, near Humboldt Park,
Chicago, Ill., says: "I am Iftyasme
yersold andhas had twelve hildren,
dt ty is eight years old. I
feeling was drseadfal, and I could not
we s ay ditages. I bega the use
of t . Pitkhsa's Vegetable
Coapound me 8sanetive Wash and they
have cured me. I cannot praise your
WILL KEEP YOU DRY.
0I" ontomsr l a ac I stosh
erfsabercek If wartacent
Sahr.~ taforsahla yea
... PY-_ . - -
SW PAID FOR
ouu bO,-iAR FOR FOUR.