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VOLUME V. .: ,,.. .
The years I let boes I knew you,
Oh, the bills I eImbe sad came not to yed,
Ah! who shall eader unto aus to make
Us glad,
Tic things wlch for and eo each ethers sake
We might have bad?
If yeou sn I had st msa played together,
Two speecless babies in the summer wesat-er
By one sweet brook which though It dried up
8till maites h me a sweeter song to-day
Then all I know.
If handtis hea treug the myseiros gate
Of womanhbood, we bad Iert looked, and
Had whispered to each other softly, ere
It yet
Was dawn, what now ia noonday heat sad fesa
We both forget
If all a this had given its completeness,
To every hour would it be added sweetness,
Could I know sooner whether it were well
Or ll
With thee! One wish eslti meore surely tell,
More swift ')!54
Ah: vainly thus I sit and dreams,
Losing the precious present while I weer,
About the days in which you grew sad came
To be
So beautiful, and did not know 4he name
Or sight of ae.
But all lost things are in the sagels' keeping,
No past is dead for us, but only sleeping,
The years of Heaven will all earth's little pain
Make goe, -
Together there we can begin again
In babyhood.
-Boston Budget.
A Thrilling Aooount of an In
justice Done His Uncle.
E was a voluble
drummer from
St. Louis; we
were an ainter
easted party of
listeners in the
smoking room
of a Pullman
__ -sleeper ea route
for Chicago,
and when he
S 1 paulled out his
wateh and re
marked: "Good
night, gen
tlemen," we
' begged him to
stay and tell
just one more
story. After a moment's heaitalaon
our entertainer resumed his seat and
remarked: "Well, gentlemen, my
stock's about run out, and this is not a
good tale to go to bed ear, but here
"In 1861, my uncle, Benjamin Rich
eIy, was tried, found guilty and sen
tenced to tlirty years in the pentten
tiary. The alleged crime was muMer;
the victim one of his farm hands.
"Benjamin Richley was a wealthy
farmer, and his farm was loetad is
what is now a suburb of St. LouJit He
was a widower with one daughtet who
was, so to speak, the apple of the old
man's eye. He had no other relations,
or if he had, did not recognise them.
The old gentleman was known to poe
seas an ungovernsble temper when
aroused, and was also noted as being an
honorable, just man.
"Adjoining the farm lived John
liram, who had two sons, one named
John, a weak-witted young man, and
Reginald, an older brother, who lived,
it was said, by his wits in the adjoining
city. The younger brother was ooca
tionally employed by my uncle to do
odd jobs around the f was at
such times a source of ~ worry
to my energetic uncle, owing to his in
dolent bhabits.
"Beginald, the ne'er-do-well cap,
fell in love with Lucy Rlicley, and of
course when the old gentle~n beard
of his wooing, he flew into e blh
white heat passions and
young man out of his
Natnrally, a man like
would get even eaually,
one ever heard lIatof*
"The following day my au
peding through the arden, .
sitting in a fence corner idly
nut wsth a stone. The Iraslble gea
tleman again rew into a rge, and,
upon reeeiving an impudent retort,
reached for a hoe ling neat by, and I.
-: his blind rage struck him repeatedly
with the iron blade. The man ata
gred back a step or two, sttered a
strange ery, them dashed over the fence
ad made for the cover f the woods
snot far distnt.
"A day pased, thea a wee, and a
rain seach eaned for the 'aleag
Jobs Hiram. No oe hadgeen himo slnce
the day [email protected] trouble, and lso one had
wlteases the little srmmmge.a My
skctC~tsely repeated hi peletsh pee
Iloe and personally exgred strenuous
sorte to id the missri man. -
"Two weeks had gone sad still no
Joh. What had become of himt The
neighborhoot was now theeegh
aresed the pate were oe ised, and
an ocnl ta**etatSson elowed. M y
naele repeated his story in emeeatien
with te dlsansst*nce* Them a
retae at boldy and declared that ea
jats mshicg bafLhsi dhiseSther aad
barled the bey at a certaina spot, i
alleged fact he woald ndanitahe to
rwe. To st -antiate th two a
spsesabl a, faramers wh lived teo
u a n thI e Rlaley farm, swne
that they had een m.y unole dfgging 
his gardea at twelve o'cloeb a the
jgiht folowlin thedy of John Utmn's
disappearanes. They were reasrni
fron the *Ity the mos was kIn g
brightly and rm the highead they
painy saw 's. Rimehiy dltglug in his
grde- On his head was the wide
brimeed bht the alway wora tagehr
withtis ieassetiss Iladnrr stnewnt.
hb .Ine.ar.~lswfth ulei .Lbh a
ewore positively and a grave suspicioe
was engendered through their state
"As for my ucle, he merely laughed
these positive statements to scorn and
gladly encouraged a thorough search
b* of his garden which would prove the
fallacy of the foul suspieion.
"His suggestion was accepted
promptly, and together with a party,
R, Reginald leading the way, my uncle
repaired to his garden and the search
* began.
"'Point to the spot where you saw
me digging,' said my uncle.
" 'Right there, sir,' answered both
. the men at once, pointing toward a
cluster of bushes about thirty feet
" 'About ave minutes elapsed, when
there was a frightened exe)amatlon
from the diggers, and a hat was pro
duced, later the badly decompesed re
I mains of a man was brought to the
"My uncle gave just one look at the
grewsome object then staggered back
with a strange, gasping, hopeless cry,
and said:
u, "'My God, men, is it possible? and
was ever afterward as one in a dream.
"There were no doubts in the minds
of any concerning the identity of John
Hiram. His clothing, a cut across the
face, a fractured skull and lastly a
brass ring in the lobe of the right ear,
which the deceased had been accns*
tomed to wear, all went to prove that
this was the missing man; that he had
died from the effect of a blow adgin
istered, and that he had afterwards
been buried to conceal the crime.
u "My uncle declared his innocence in
a weak way, was found guilty and sen
tenced to serve a term of thirty years.
He confessed on the stand that from
early childhood he had been a sleep
walker; and that on the morning fol
lowing the day of John Hiran'sdisap
pearance he had found his coat and hat
lying on the veranda. This, he said,
was a strange circumstance,.as he in
variably hung these articles of apparel
on the ball rack. Therefore my uncle
had become convinced that with a
e trace of the anger still haunting his
a brain and an uncomfortable suspicion
a hanging over him, he had asen in the
night, put his bat and ebat on aqd
f sought the body of the man he had
a killed and buried it in the garden.
a "My uncle only lived one year of his
a sentence and died praying forgiveness
fa or his terrible sin.
"Reginald Hiram went to the war
and was shot before the battle of
Shiloh, accsed~f being a spy.
"One daay shsly after the elose of
the war amas Ia dnlag in a hospital
in St. Louis. The deposition he made
e created quite a furore at the time. He
was the missing John Hiram, and the
I terrible revenge on my uncle had been
a conoocted out of the wily braLt of the
a older brother.
I "On the day so memorabl.a to my
runcle, and following the ehartisement
i be had received. Jbhn Hiram had
a sought the cover of the woods. There
the two brothers met quite by aee
dent. Reginald soon heard the injured
brother's story, and like a flash was
Ssuggested the opportunity for revenge.
SCommanding John to keep close under
i cover of the woodanntilInightfali, when
he would sagain return, the older
brother returned to his home.
"At ten o'clock the brothers repalire
to a graveyard near by and disinterred
the remains of a young man who had
himself three days previously.
the body in a bag Reginald
) pelled the frightened John to carry
grewaaome load to a spot sear Mr.
rhley garde There the body was
dreed in John's clothes; the face me
tilatedii sad the other details attended
to carefully, including the hat anad
cost which was borrowed from the
ShonMse-farmboMaes had few looks sad
bars in those days. John was given
Smoney enough to carry him a distance
I and his weak mind was duly impressed
I with the horrible fate awaiting him if
he ever returned or made known his
whereabont So sternly bhed this fear
fbeeon impressed on the poor fellow's
mind that even in his dying moments
I h ralasd himself on his elbow and
gaesd aronad fearfully."
There was a moment's paue, when
Sthe drummer esasd talkWl , when one
of the more orlonus said:
S"Bat what beeame of bucy?"
"Oh, yesa I had forgotten Lucty
Lucy's my wife."
Casares TAsara.
Da't try to please eveirbody except
The greaesmt man may be the
Courtbship is to matrimony what pie
is to ar bred.
Moret as fni ytr to do too
Love seat be t made t der."
It int olyan le le r that is the
When the skies are blus nobody els
ahoIld be.
TLe  a who sefas th py his jnt,
debt is too eewaordi bt steal i any
o men was e ~e saved for what he
lad den naside o* a phurei.
SIfope is tbdy3st in the b, eddtie.
-nmstrolt ree) Pse
A Slavehelisra Bsegatnr Who aesme
seamstrees to nete ermsr servaet.
There are two women in San Fran
clasoo who ean tell a story of ups and
downs that would astonish a novelist.
One of them is a refined, well-eduoeted
woman. She is a widow and she lives
with her mother in a house that shows
unmistakable signs of penury and want.
She goes out to sew by the day, and
she manages to make just enough money
to keep the breath of life in her old
mother and to purchase few poor com
forts to warm the chill of aga Yet
that woman was once the mistress-of a
splendid hoe.e She dispensed the open
handed hospitality of the old south and
never knew what care and anxiety
Way back in the days before the war
there was a rich Kentucky family
named Montgomery. They lived on a
beautiful plantation near St. Joseph,
Mo. Mrs Montgomery had over fifty
slaves. One of those was a mite of a
roly poly black baby, whose parents
were dead. Mrs MontgomY* had a
little daughter just the age of the
roly poly mite, and as soon as the
children grew old enough the little
black girl became the maid of the little
white girL Life was very gay in those
old days; there were lots of visitors
to the beautiful plantation and
little Miss Montgomery had nothing to
do but grow and be happy. When she
was thirteen yearsold her maid married
a likely young fellow who belonged to
a family in the neighborhood. He had
only one name then. He was called
btoL He used to come over to- the
.Monugeaery plantation once a week to
ade his we. Thnags went on smoothly
for the young negroes for awhile.
Their owners were friends, so they saw
each other quite often. At the end of
three years the woman had borne her
husband three children.
Then came the war. The Montgomery
family suffered like all the rest of the
south. They lost all their property,
they were compelled to give up their
home and finally all the slaves were
gone. Miss Montgomery's maid and
her three children went to St. Joe, and
the woman went to work out by the
day. She did not know where her has
ad was. Early in" the beginning of
the great struggle he had been sold to
CoL Wilson, who went away with him
she knew not where. So she sttuggled
along as best she could, trying to gain
a living for her children. Finally she
drifted westward. She lived for several
years in Salt Iake City. An the time
she was trying to And out what had be
come of her husband. She knew that
he called himself Wilson, Bristol Wil
son, after his new master, and she knew
that CoL Wilson came to the coast.
One day she heard that he was in San
Franeiseo. She wrote to him. He was
delighted to get a trace of his wife and
family and at once seat for her. When
she arrived she found that her husband
had prospered in California At the
close of the war his master mset him free
and he managed to saccmulate quite
a little sam of money. This was
only a few years ago-some time in
188b--that the little slave girl and her
husband met and found themselves
free and prosperous. They bought a
pretty little home on Guerrero street.
and there they live to-day. They often
wondered what had become of the
Montgomerys, and Mrs. Wilson never
forgot her young mistress.
About two years ago Mrs. Wilson
wanyed some sewing done. She ad
vertised for a woman to come and sew
by the day. Her old owner answered
the advertisement. She was no longer
the pretty, light-hearted Miss Mont
gomery. She was married. Her name
was Mrs Sweeney. She was wan and
pale from overwork and anxiety, and
the two women did not recognize each
other. Mrs. Sweeney was surprised to
find that the advertiser was a colored
woman. but she worked steadily away
and said nothing. One day Mrs Wilson
was in a chatty mood, and the two
women talked over the days before the
war. Then the truth eame out. The
Montgomerys had been rained by the
war, and they had come west to try and
recruit their shattered fortunes. They
failed miserably. Mother ad daughter
clung together and fought fate with
faliling courage.
Now the daughter i sewing by the
day for the woman she once owned sad
she is paid for the work by the man
who was once the lCi4 slave of her
friends--San iner.
Orsapte Deserlipt et t eI Sport (a theL
Gemass* Valey.
What a fiseld! Fifty riders, asnear as
I can eount, and six, seven, eight, nine
ladies moaunted. That's a good many.
Will they be In the run? One of them
will be for sure; see, yonder she goes, in
a brown habit, on a on-gray mOMre.
Wherever the mare can go herarnistres
can ride her, and whatever turns them
back trns plenty of good company
back with them. Three or fer other
horsewomen may follow the houands,
and the rest of them mean to go by the
road with earriages But them come
two that don't. Oar friend, the sport
ing baker from Batavia, has broughbt
his little girls over today, ad, bless
me, if be hlas't put them both on horse
back l-They are childe, obviously;
but I am told they ride with adash aad
skill hat m very saree amag adult
Tbe master is jggig oRrroaded
byhla bhols, sad the feld i stsrtIng.
A srene. ridrs are from the valley,
hale t them farmers, sad as may
mae amfe tibuaty eitis Bufalo is
ortsixzer seven stroa. loeboter sad
, _ semi mine riders between them;
eds a man, nmed tmhere is a
Mbb andul of New Yesrers.
Cme alsg! Itl s masrefa to ride in
t trrm t 61 the sh than ti mear; sad
it i safer, bmesides blung lress nded.
Tbhee go the bulds on the trail, at a
prety goad pee. from the start.
Aroubeuetbrowagh thsrehsrd there's
sgPod pae; those rails make pleasant
Aa ur-bardn ence, l1mar-boarded from
dto end. Mo chIse of panels until
usmehe y baes one, and no tnme to
wait ir that. The gronad is gfid,
thaoSu and oaks Jewe ow the othev
a !re-foot board feane in this valley
without touching it Teaof usin this
feld. Not a crowd; just a company.
Into the road at that corner, I think; it
looka like a gate there. Chained? Then
off here to the left Give kim time.
Over now! Acrossthe road. What, not
do it? Now again-there! that was
more like it.
A lady down! But she's up. again.
Not hurt
And so on, and so on, for about iaon
miles, when, if Pilate holds out well
and doesn't come to any grief, the erx
hilarated reader finds himself in com
pany with a dozen other men in a
meadow on the Genesee fs, close by
a bend in the river. The hounds are
panting and horses are streaming with
It is fun to watch the field come strag
gling in from variortdirections, singly
and in twos and th'ede. Some were
outrun; some t lost. The least delay
in a draghunt is fatal, for after the
hounds once get well started the scent
keeps getting fresher,and there are no
checks to speak of to give the field a
chance to catch up.
Once out of earshot of the hounds
the rider is out of the race, and the best
he ean hope to do is to find the pack
again at the finish. Presently the ear
riages come streaming ascoss the fields
from the road, and within half an hour
after the finish the crowd is reasonably
complete again.
When the horses have had snaMeient
breathing space, the whole assemblage
moves in scattering procession through
several gdjolning fields and wood lots
and se a cover drawn. The cover is
a swampy-looking wood lot, thickly
grown up with underbrush.
The master and hounds go in and
quickly disappear, and the whip posts
himself at a distant corner. But very
soon they come into hearing. They
have found, and are telling about it A
rider's uplifted arm warns bacek the
field. The cry is coming towards us.
The hounds will come out yonder, and
we are not to get there first and head
them off.
There's the fox! There he goes! And
look! the pack after him, all together,
scudding over that green knoll for dtar
life. That's a sight worth coming
After them now, Pilatel No, not
that wheat field, but around it Ymsi
der scuds our friend, the Batavia fnan
cier, galloping ahead to open a gate for
his little girls. Let us go that way,
Pilate, and-Jeminy! That was one of
the little girls that went by!
Through a gate, across a railroad,
over a board fence, through a w~oi
(fence), up a hill (fence), across a feal
with the hounds in sight and a fox iis
expectation. Then (fense) down a steep
gully, turn at the bottom of it. sad up
presently to a baffled pack sniinag at a
hole ia the ground.
The fuo has gIt to earth and will d
to elbase apsther day. ' We are his debt.
ors, for he has given as a pretty good
bunting picture and a run that was fun
whileit lastel. It has not been long
in the telling, but the afternoon is
gone, and there is only about time
enough left to get back to the Home
stead library, and discourse there a lit
tie while and swap experiences before
separating. -Edward 8. Martin, in
Harper's Weekly.
s lastellJgee 1 e Nlot to e Ganged 3B
The patient ear horse, trudging along
the street with his jangling ball, does
not seem to be a very intelligent ani
mal, and few people credit him with
any ideas above oats The truth is,
however, that these horses are really
very bright as a rule, and, speaking
comparatively, know their business as
well as the man who has the reins.
A writer who was interested in the
subject stood on the front platform of a
car and asked ths driver about the mat
'They know a lot," was the driver's
answer to the question. "and under
stand just what's wanted of them.
When the horses hear the bell rung by
the conductor they know it means to
stop, and they stop at the right corner
without my using the reins at all I
never have to put on the brake unless
there's a grade of some kind or the ear
has good headway. The horses know
that when the bell is rung twice they
are to start, and they need no word
from m to make them go ahead. They
look out for pasengers, too, and when
they see a lady waving her hand they
come to a standstill, without my both
ering in the least; but they don't stop
for men, as a rule, because the
men do not make any motion. Bores
that have been on ears some time are
up to all the trieks, and you can trust
them. Here's an instance now," con
t;nued the driver. 'That lady waiting
just ahead is on the wrong aorner,
'cause we ean't stop the care so as to
block the cross street Now watch thbe
The writer did as he was told The
horses noticed the woman waving, but
thldy kept right on until the street was
rosed, tad then they slowed up,
witlout any word or sign from the
•Th ee," sad the driver, triamphat.
ly, as heturnd the brake in order to
stop the eara, "dea't you see the horses
know what they arem doing? Both of
thema have been a the iae some time,
and they deon't give the drivers say
trauble at iall. They know just where
the n who wtater them ase stationed
aloar the roume; sad while oe Is
drinkimg the other never intereres, be
eMase he knows his tUrn is coiiag
right away. They're smart tLhey are,
eeiIf they ain't saythinbut rhce
rther kavestigation poved tMhat
what the drivetra mid was w After
that one ea ls snaintearest the bugr
mses..* asb- pin**.=..
•.as.e--wsy an ose on lesms e
in adveane? I have heggage.
Hotel Clerk-If the hotel shold ber
down the baggage medl be destroyed.
Weundesstaadea bsaleshasi.-Jud
BEly?" hinqm edA gentlmna of kin
lrv servant. "It is ull mo the hot.
torn, sir. but thpe'. nges on tiw te
ald Biddy
-8amuel Warner, of Fermshan town
ship, near Mifinagto, Pa., trade bh
partially double-headed calf to a as
named Boyer, from Snyder county, to
a two-yearold colt and some bool
money. The calf liad three harn,
three eye and trto sets of nostrils, and
war as lively a a cricket Boyer in
tends to exhibit the freak.
-Persons is Bombay, India, are per
suaded that thes will be considerable
prott in making a varied display at the
world's fair. They propose to send oes
twelve elephants, so that visitors eas
take rides "ia bowdah with mahout";
to give exhibitions f suttee, cremation
jugglery, nautch, wrestling, etc., and to
sell tes at teapeastesesg They expec
to sell a milliosteups.
-A wine mes~hane in Cadis, whoe
reputation is unbapeachabie, make the
astounding dislosure that an imitation
brandy ci sherry is furnished in ina
mense qulatitits to "one of the largest
mail steamship companies in the world'
at the low price of. four and one-hats
pence per bottle. This beverage, whih
is unfit to drink, is sold to passengers
at twelve times its cost
-Some Australian blacks, who were
imported for show purposes and are de
tained at San Francisco, ass wonder
fully clever with the boomerang. One
of their most interesting performances
is the throwing of the boomerang so as
to describe the figure & One line
cro~ses the other as quick as a flash
and the boomerang goes whistling
through space, and inally comes back,
after having proceeded many yards
itp movements are faster than that of a
flying fish, and it strikes at the end ed
its journey with tremendous force.
-The mountaineer peasants of north
ern Italy and the Tyrol are unusua_
among the immigrants to this country,
but one now and then encounters then
upon the streets of New York, where
they are easily recognised by their
greatatature, sturdy legs and shoulders
hard suunbrowned features, and felt hats
creased in imitations of Koesuth's head
gear, and ornamented with the scimitar
lilS e-it feather. Their footgear
*ie, in _ve, being coarse-legged
painted toes, and higi
su4an article of sp
Oes a asn man would dare
vesture eat with in a region of diicull
-Hindoostan is about twenty-five
times as large as the state of New Yoar
and theSaharadesert has almoexactly
the number of sqare miles a thewhole
of the United States The MeditWL
raeam sea would aut the United I-tae
in tw acrossr its greatestbreadthjansk
lag as open eas tear.iIw York 1 Van,
oouver. Great Britat and Ireland have
e-out the same number of square rmtle
Arizona. Madagascar is about a,
iarge a New Hampshire,Masesahusetts
Vermont, Coaanetets,New York,Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, Virginia aad
Nort.Casblisn mebalsed. The area of
England proper ae that of the state ao
Iowa sn almost identical.
--Ineountries where the priee of pine
apples are much higher than here, the
fruit Isappreelated at something nesars
its true merit. Pineapple juice hoe
medicinal properties ct the highest or
der. In throat diseases and even is
diphtheria it has seldom failed to give
relief, and as sa anti-dyspeptic it is in.
valuable. The unpleasant taste victime
of diiigestion experience on rising in
the morning can be got lid of by the
persistent use of this remedy, and as i1
goes at once to the root of the trouble
and removes the cause, the cnre is a
permanent one. Any dyspeptic who has
not tried the pineapple should lose ac
time in taking the advice of one wrgg
-The smooth raised edge running
about the face of modern coias and in
closaing the device as a frame incleos a
picture not only adds a great deal to the
beauty of the pleoe, but serves a double
utilitarian purpose, first' to protect the
design from wear, and second to afford
a horizontal surface so that coins may
be piled up vertically one on top of an
other without danger of toppling over.
As soon as the raised edge is worn from
a coin it loses its clear besuty of desigfa
and fast degenerates into a mere char
aerless disk of metal Owing to thbe
long rest which metallic ecrreney had
in this eduntry during the reign of
greenbacklr and shinpasters United
States colns are remarkably clear uat
and well preserved. Even coins minted
before the war retaln part of the mill
-Four men only have held the full
title of lieutenant-generalln the United
States army. These were Washington,
Grunt, Bhsrman and Sheridan Win
feld Seott was a lieutenant-general by
brevet only, from June, 1841, .to Novem
ber, 18L At the time when some ap
prehension was felt lest we shoald have
a wIar with France Ge Washingto
was given eommad of the army, with
rank of Ileutenant-genersl, July 5, 15,
and held the rank until his death, D
acmber 14 1179. By set of congres
Greant wuas made lieutenasnt-general
Maceh 11, 164, holdaing the commissron
natil July 1 , 1MB, when he received
the higher rank of general of ths army,
and Gea. Sherman sseeded to thBd
rank of lieutenstt-genera. When
Gen. Grant beame president Matek 4
18in, Sherman succeded to the rank of
general usd GeOn Sheridan to that o~
_iseaut-geseral On the retirement
of 6haemsa Novebaar 1, 1855, the scm
mand of the army feltoGen. Sheridan,
bt st the highe irank of general,
siaes tbat, by eongramelocal enactmeat
lapsed whe Sherman rethed. How
ever, the rlk was bestowed upo
Sheiha duriag his lst illness bj
speesl set of sosree~
ipley.--e.e that woman talking t
Masesiy? Shenad I are enagede
da-5m saged, yoa Iditot why
SklpIe-I kno It-but we are en
ped tote dlvcrcae.-Pnek.
"Wlhren t a baby Is var an
*b~ b1 a ) t )ik. my other nes
smnat thti bhi neame is aentM..
--Jobs L Blair, of BlalUsvfe, N. J.,
is reported to be worth all the way a
from gO,mo,s o to 10,O, ,6N. He has t
ewer sold a share of stook in ayk euter- 1
piuse with which he has been associat
ed, sad has money invested in scores of I
rsalrods, some of which he absolutely v
controlas. / I
-Rey. Samuel Wakefiel l', D.D., L.L I
D., anad wife, of Latrobe, Ys., are a J
very remarkable couple. He is 4 years R
old sad his wife is but a few years hie s
junior. They were married seventy-one
years ago and have ten children living. I
No death has occurred in the family for I
sixty-one years. I
--apt. Thomas J. Spencer, late of a
the United States army, and now em
ptoyed in thepension offe at Washing- 1
ton had as varied an experience during I
tQ& war, probably, as any other union
soldier. He was present in forty-five
battles, was esptured three thm, sand _a
escaped twice, aad saw the inside of l
seven confederate periso ns
-Some people are too trusting for
this world. At a recent trial the a
onr eretsr a plea o~ "rot
when one of the jury put on his bat '
Mad staeu4 for the doeý., The judge
called back and inf d him that a
he 4 or leave natil the case was
tried. "'fTried!" cried the juror, "why, a
he acknowledges that be Is not gullty!"
-A shrewd scheme to make tardy
subscribers pay up has been invented c
by a western editor. Whenever a delin- I
quent subscriber is mentioned in his c
paper, the name s inaverted. Here is
an example: "noor aqor and his wife
are spending a few days in Chicago."
As all the readers know what this
means, the shamed subscriber hastens
to have his name appear right side up.
-An affecting incident was witnessed
at a concert in Vienna. A lady had i
I just performed a plece on the piano,
I composed by a resident of the city, and
was enthusiastically applauded. She
bowed repeatedly, and then rushed off
the stage, to return presently, leading
the composer forward. He kissed his
hand when the fresh applause greeted
him and pointedtothe lady, intimating
that to her the credit was dnae He
could not see the audience, for be is
-A well-dressed stranger, aooompan
led by a boy, entered a hast store in
Frankfort, Germany, and ptter a time
the man was fltted to a bst Looking
in the glass he slid to the youngster:
"How do I look in this hat?" "Like a o
thief!" promptly responded the lad.
The man angrily darted toward him, 4
but the lad fled from the store, pursued
by the man. The shopkeeper thought 1
it all very funny until their long abl
Bence made him realise thathehad been
-Russell Sage has for some rs a
been in the habit of giving ve dollas
once a year to a friend of his boyhood
days This year, when the pensioner
made his annual visit, Mr. Sags s
unable to and five dollars in his 4Q J
bills, and was on the poinat of pe g
his old friend of, when the latter e
claimed: "But I am in more desperate
need of money than ever before, Mr.
Sage. Why not give ma one of those
ten-dollar bills?" "Well, I never
thought of that," replied Mr. Sage, in
a matter-of-fact way; "here, you take
this ten-dollars and give me a receipt
for two years."
-Mrs. .L--"Bridget wants to gol
the plumbra' picnic to-morrow." Mr.
M.-"Heavesi. I thought plumbers
had one perpetual picnlc"
-Lucle-"Ned made a ringingspeeeh
last night, mommer." Mommer-"Um
- -um?" Luele-"Yes. He asked me
to be his wife."-Jewelers' Cireular.
-Young Mrs. Fitts-"Are these pool
rooms some sort of bathing arrange
ment, dear?" Mr. Fltts-"No. They
only clean a fellow's pokets."-Indan
spolls Journal.
S-They Are No Suckers.
He asied them "speektes beauties," am
He asbed till day was one;
His tackle east a fortu sad
He never casht a o
-Detroit Free Press
-Van Arndt-"She told me it was her
first year out." Maid Maraisn-"Why, 1
she's been out four seasona" Van A
"Ahb, well, she counts four seasons to
the year, I suppose."-Kate Field's
-"I see that O'Orgran has got him s
cost of ar-rms sance he was app'lnted
dep'ty sherlf." "The dhirty aristoorat
WanMes he was glad enough to go out in
his shirt-sleeves wid the restof us."
Chsicago News
-May (dbdastnfully)-"No; I don't
think I ever could love a man." Frank
(brightening up)-"Tbat's onlyaother
proof of the dmilariuty of our tuaste,
darung. I don't believe I ever eould,
eithb."-N. Y. eralnd.
-Phyidaas (to patis-t)-"Yor eqe
is a very serious oe, ad I think a eon
aultstio hsd better be held." Patient
(too ill to eare about aything)-"Very
well, doctor, have as m y soomapies
uas yo Iike."-e--rmsest' Magasla s
-A miitary captain, desIrous of ln
spiring a suller with patlrotis sentI
-ets asked him the followinag goe
tic: "What weqId yo tbhak tl o
raw s tmnner wavsag over the dsk d
battle?" "I sheeA thinka thawind wan
blowig," was the ma's reply.- i
-"I hbard your father pe savy
hberal vlew,"msideueyoutht anoth. e
"ae raid that If yloa ppardsrauit,d. 1
he wanted you to play ahms* "Yes I
"Thats sinle enoegh. He gives seamy
afd wire the m .ta it Mubak  tsect
oad.d"-Washla ton Star.
-Thr1' e- l Blmarrs had a S6i a
tmeraps ian wbl , he pridsd htmstl f
oddealt a mes aurpemes am old 1
emsa bully emplpedt alingr raek
with hds favarites. After givia her a
eatrty sseldtl to whlsk she realied
only by the westloqeaC·e repsested
courtesies, he was w alieway, when
the -omean ealled after "Rhmy a
d, tbhebag's rnaso' hesr. Wemta
we a,nid as to dts esktr * aa.
wi it"-whieh he did dirthwbt, when
the eunlpet - wa ith pk mhsemi
-The nicest thing with which to
scour knives, is a large cork dipped In
water, then in bath brick. It in far
better than a rag.-Detroit Free Press.
*-For fruit sausage the simplest way
is to take sirup, especially raspberry
sirun, and thin it with cold water, or
let it come to a boil after thinning it,
then add a teaspoonful of cornstarch
dissolved in water, and let boil, while
stirring for a few minutes. This ybu
serve hot -N. Y. Tribune.
-Lentil Hash.-Take equal qsnti
ties of mashed brown lentils add mold
Graham gem crumbs, mixed well' t
gether, salt to taste, and heat in a
stewpan the bottom of which  oivered
with boiling water. Thin creat may
be used instead of water if prefeired.
Good Health.
-Custard Pudding.-Take one pint
of milk, stir into it gradually one table
qpoogal of flour, the yolks of six eggs
i~ ght, sugar to taste, a flavoring
gLred orange peel. Finally, mix
L~I a teaspoonful of melted butter
Wihct must not be hot), and pour into
ktb't ddiskh. Bake in a moderately
obt oven--Boston Budget.
S- Bnanas Fried.-Split th ananas
oneh lengthwise, or if they are quite
small leave them whole. Roll in flor,
ana fry in hot, not brown, butter-one
or two tablespoonfuls will be sufficient
Turn carefully that they may be evenly
colored; and when of a rich bronze take
them up with a split spoon, lay on a hot
dish, and serve with powdered sugar.-
Good Hoaekekesing.
-Eeoalloped Oystersr-Take crualbd
crackers (not too fine); drain the liquor
from a quart of oysters, being very
caremil to remove all bits of shell, but
ter a deep dish, cover the bottom with
rackers, then a layer of oysters, asa
soned with salt and pepper and bits of
batter in plenty, fnishing with the
erackers covered with bits of butter;
pour over the whole the oyster liquor
added to one pint of log water.
Place it in a hot oven, bake half an
hour, add another pint of hot water
and half a pint of milk, in whieh a
small lamp of butter has been melted.
Bake another half hoar, and, to pre
vent browning too much, cover with a
tin or sheet-iron lid.-Detroit Free
-Lemon Pie.-Line the ple-pan, prick
It with a fork, and bake the crest in a
hot oven. When lightly browned, re
move frem the oven and set aside to
cooL The juice of two lemons, the
grated rind of one, the yolks of fie
eggs, and five tablespooofuls of granu
lated sugar are beste with the egg
beater for fifteen mlans et to
cook in a doable boler, OP , .jan e.
pan set inside of amother
boiling water. When th 'e
away to coL *, "St the. ita tm at
reseerin 9 e06u fre t messurea; .444
the Bold Idail iag s t whit4 ora
Freu e +Iot~t gMsld *
el w shey a lightly and, baam
tno dawk tome. i When bakeh rptped
with meringe made by uasig WAs
stiffened egg white with a speofRgI of
powdered sueagar, a4s retarn to the oven
anntil deliletel b rwae-N. Y. Ob.
Orbs ofr the Pmierad u she mrase ahe
Calderon, Crewutan pther spanelsh
writers pray s thbe 1 -tee rraeld
hue, in 'whto~ . sk f inteds by
LongfellOw 1C- '! l;Alt dent,"
where he uspeaks O the t l and
greenpeýd Gaditesi." perhaps
theipoets detot intend to b.e "ipreclse
in their definition of o aeys s their
words mightainply. Gtreen l of many
shades, sad poetical praise of emerald
eyes may pb s be best interpreted
by S w bof ia's beautiful lines in
"0p1s, awsrate have grown into,
Iks Ape's Idesig May:
0 fervia eyelids, let1ag through
Those eyes me gransest of things blMe.
The bluest of thaei gray."
So much praise of green eyee is some
what curious when one recollects that
the color s so leatimately associated
with ealousythhe "grfeen-eyed men
ster"oflaIgo But this is onlyapart
oif the coutradetorloss of the symbol
"m of this chamleon-ike color. Green
is the color of lovers, and at the same
time the olor of jealousy and of e kle
nes, and, it we may believe Chaueer,
it a also, the colori of avarice In the
"Bomaant of bthe Bose" he thus do
scribes this unlovely personage:
**Psll eae mem oyti was sbe eek.
Ast also poem as ar leak."
But whatever may be the acolor of
avarice, the belief In groon as a sym
bol ofdekloeses is very general. Chauc
or's tallad, "Agalnst Women Uncon
slant," has for bards. the line: "in
steed of blue, thus may ye wear all
green." and "green, forsaken elean," is
a fabmiibe ars g, or, as it is often more
laborately pu:
'easeess forsaken;
Yellw's foewrsra;
Ua's as eeder
That mus be wera."
--Chambers' Journam.l
A VsaGmr nod Oneq
Alwny at this season of the year
does red, bright red, aake its appear
sac A welem visitor, to with its
bLrtali wrmth and lusury, ) pretty
gIir ia apretty red gown always takes
on a addtbonal chare There bis a
toauh ef diablerl, a. t of aedeulty
about a red eown whieh elings to no
ther. Ona stormy winter night, or a
drar.y, relay November afternoon,
there i a wne gladdening sight to
mageeisueas tse thioher'al ooo-r
endS, l , m1ns ofe an attra&tie
woman Ptl~owma w l e bevry much
taieg orer hoes. w Er th auk mu.
ia hb eade of S0tICaL~d, sarah, cash
mape s 4de 4 It is made
wUB~~~itth sidrk we left sais
of #se"-~l 88 sIgIg op, sad the
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