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0 butterflies abrc7e the meadow grasses, the
Above the daisies with their golden eyes, doe
The shadow of a cloud that lonely passes; (I
I walk with you, 0 wandering butterflies! serf
The freckled wings that faunt and fall so "TI
gently, for
That cross before me dappling to the skies, wot
The wings with fairy jewels marked so
quaintly, row
Are you my childhood's happy butterflies?
Dear butterflies that rest u on the clover, ser
And joyous then in winged lightness rise, pro
You know one pathway I would fain dis- lan
cover, the
Ah, lead me home, free wandering but- an
Show me what way you passed from my old of
My dhildhood-summers, under far-off ho
skies; tab
Familiar wings, you pilgrims, you light- "T
comers, bel
Home to old meadows, happy butterflies!
On one green hill with grassy chamber hol- str
low, "I
The old, old home, the long-lost garden
Flit not so high, too spent am I to follow;
Yet soon I'11 come, my laughing butter- thi
flies. ev
And Earth will place her anclent palm so Th
tender se]
Alittle while upon these darkened eyes, Th
then soft I'll wake, the early morning splen- fre
To climb with you, my old, sweet butter- in
--Irene Putnam, in the Independent. do
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17 r cA'UIs A. wALKS. th
VENING the terrace or
at a German bath. Band
ptiayjog. Rows of little s
o*' tables on either side. si'
- , Groups of students nO
strutting about showing de
off their scars. Sprink- fi
ling of officers in gor
geous unifprms. Stout Frauen and se
stouter Herren. All back hair and
spectacles. Usual American and Eng
lish contingent.
(Pretty American girl, as she strolls gl
up and down with male admirer from ts
the land of the stars and stripes.) ki
"Isn't it amusing to listen to the th
scraps of conversation at the different T1
tables? A regular cannonade on both iti
sides! It's laughable! Such an ab- th
surd jumble! Do listen as we go R
back!" pi
(Male admirer, returning to earth.) in
"I hadn't noticed, I confess." in
(Pretty A. 0.) "We will walk a 0(
little slower to get the full effect." di
(1st table.) "Your pa's gone off at
now and I want the waiter. What's ti
the German for waiter?" di
(2nd table.) Two officers in confi
dential aside. "Ach! Wundershun! P
Busses Madchen!" (Across the Aisle.) n<
"Left her in Paris. The dear lady fi
said she really' couldn't, you know." w
(Next table.) "Marry anything that bi
looked as much like a monkey!" (To rc
right.) "Mais les Allemands! Guels 0
bates!" (To left.) "A'd the best of V
it, Lor'! There's noplace like 'ome!" pi
(Bridal couple in antiphonal coos.) e(
"Darling! dearest!" (Lower down ec
two students noisily drinking toasts.)
"Hoch! hochl hooh!" (Opposite' n
"My stars, what a dress!" i
(Native Professor talking in guttural w
German no one could understand, and C
gesticulating wildly to companion, va
ried by embraces on both sides.) d
(American enfant terrible.) "Hi, there, T
you stupid! Take this old duff away!" w
Slaps mug off the table, contents 1
water the trousers of passing gentle- t,
man-tableau vivant. (End couple.) i
"What do you want?" u
(He.) "Your heart!" . . . .
(Male admirer.) "That last remark v
was rather interesting. Did you catch >I
(Pretty American girl dimpling into
smiles.) "Yes. Do you think she
will give it to him?"
(Male admirer.) "Ah, that's an- v
other question. Woman is an un- i
known quantity,you know,"-sighe. s
"It's half our charm, too." a
(Pretty A. G.) "Some one has said a
we are our national motto personified, I
'Infinite variety in unity,' I think it t
was Charles Dudley Warner."
(Male admirer.) "It sounds like I
(Pretty A. G.) "Isn't he delight-I
(Male admirer.) "Yes, Charles
Lamb with American mint sauce."
(Pretty A. G.) "Let's sit down here
for a few moments and enjoy that de
licious bit from the Cavaleria Busti
cana." (They sink into chairs.)
(Male admirer.) "This is perfectl
Why don't we have this sort of thing
in America? Good music and ex
quisite ilowers; refreshing and elevat
They lose themselves in the artistic
strains of the Intermeaso.
Two old ladies, evidently British, at
table next to them. (1st old lady.)
"Ah, that was quite lovely!" Beckons
mysteriously to waiter, and asks that
astonished individual to go to the band
condouctor (a regimental one), and tell
him to play "The Watch on the Bhine."
Waiter smiles benignly and disappears
into the backgranuud, without the re
motest intention of execuating the-or
der. In a few.momeants band strikes
up "See the Conquering Hero Comes."
Old lady rises enthusiestically and
raps the table with her fan: "es!
That's it 'The Watch on the Rhine,
what a grand thing!" (Sad old
lady, palling her by the dress.) "Sit
down, Mtaril I never stead up for
*g but 'God Sav the Queen.'
?-t Americeas girl ad male ad
mire', laughing.) -"Thabt was richl
(Male dmirer.) "Imains a Ger
man waiter, whe attention is strictly
mited te his duties, requting the
with Ike odleers of the regimet si*.
tiiag grounad, to alter the programme.
Why, he would be eourt-umartilled sl.
But she was just as satisfied with 'See
the Conquering Hero Comes,' so it
doesn't matter."
(Male admirer, suddenly becoming 8RITI
serious and drawing his chair nearer: 1
"This has been a delightful evening,
for me at least" (drops his voice). "I some
won't allow myself to think of to-mor- me1
(Pretty A. G.) "Do you have to de. w
sert our party so soon?" (turns her Ch
profile to him, and watches the colored State
lanterns twinkling into being about ;ier a
the grounds.) He studies the profile ;pex
a moment before answering. Irive
"Have to? Yes. That's the worst to m(
of a business cablegram, and I had Feria
hoped-" he stops. (People rise from goal.
tables next to them and go away.) itten
"To try and make you like me a little mere
better." iand
(Pretty A. G.) "Why, we are not lenli
strangers, you know -" (hesitates.) lorce
"I hope we are very good friends." Ines'
(Male admirer.) "Friends! Is that ,olat
all, Kate? I can't be satisfied with had
that." (Silence) and they watch the tI
ever-shifting seene before them, dowI
The tables are gradually de' Briti
serted and the throng thins out. migl
The band plays a last selection mere
from ParsifaL A young moon shows ure,
in the sky. back
(He, under his breath.) "Kate, Br
don't torture me this way, I've stood eutti
it so long. Must I tell you again that s w
I love you, that I can't live without Evei
you." (She, rising hastily.) "No, into
you mustn't. Not now. There come such
Tom and Lucy to look for us." anst
(He, desperately.) "But I leave on plan
the early express. You must give me of A
an answer now, (passionately,) only Chit
one word, darling, one little word, yes deer
or no." gods
(She, with a catch in her voice, and ,con
e sweeping him forward with an impul- Brit
sive gesture.) "Well, if you insist, maa
no! I mean yes! No, I don't. Oh, the
dear! What am I saying. Yes, yes. ope
I've loved you-i--all the time." (Final the
flourish of band. The terrace is de- jabi
d serted.)-The Iroquois Magazine. gua
d sett
Old Railroad. him
The oldest railroad west of the Alle. pire
Is ghany Mountains is that running be. T
n tween Lexington and Louisville, Ky., hills
.) known as the Lexington Division of con
e the Louisville and Nashville system. thr<
it The Legislature of Kentucky granted Pat
h its charter January 27, 1830, under and
. the name of the Lexington and Ohic tics
,o Railroad Company, and the most tha
prominent men of the Blue Grass State, a
including Henry Clay, were among its Ma
incorporators. In a few months $400," tra
000 of stock was subscribed, and the and
directors engaged Professor Matthews of
if at $3 a day to survey the line. Mat- not
's thews was granted an assistant at $1 a 3
day and an attendant at $12 a month. che
The route was from Lexington to The
1! Portland, a village on the Ohio River, evi,
now a part of Louisville. The road's dre
ly first President was Elisha I. Winter, the
who was sent to England to study the The
it buildingof the Great Western Rail- the
'o road, then in process of construction. del
Is On his return his salary was fixed at Ihl
of $2000 a year, and an engineer was em- itez
!" ployed at $4.50 a day. With this roll
) economical staff construction was Ma
n commenced. He
) The cornerstone was laid at the cor- fan
ner of Upper and Water streets, Lex- tril
ington, with elaborate ceremonies, at Eat
al which Governor Metcalfe presided, on the
id October 22, 1831. out
a- The road was built on a stone foun- 1
s.) dation, on which stone sills were laid. fer
e, To these were spiked the rails, which sat
!" were straps of iron. On August 14, )ut
ts 1832, it was formally opened for about am
e- two miles. It was at first operated Ie
m.) with horses, the first locomotive being Iee
unsuccessful. In 1851 the entire lino wi
was completed. In 1881 the Louis- me
rk ville and Nashville purchased it.- iii
ch New York World.
to A "Salted" Gold Mine a Bonanza. the
ae Now that the discovery of gold in be(
the Klondike region has attracted uni- gr
- versal attention, the story of the "salt- s
- ing" of a gold mine in the Transvaal in'
i. some years ago is f interest. Three shi
men were concerned in the swindle, s
id and they made Klerksdorp, some two mi
id, hundred miles north of Kimberley, an
it the scene of the "salting." we
By "salting" is meant that the per- ch
e petrators load a shotgun with gold dust Do
and blow the charge into the rock. en
t- Specimens are then submitted to the sk
prospective victims, and as they seem me
les to be filled with gold, he buys.
The would-be swindlers in South
ee Africa discovered a bit of veldt near ar
d- Klerksdorp. Of gold there was abso- cI
ti- lutely.no trace. They blew the rock (a
full of gold and then sold the property m
ict to a "jay" for $25,000. The "jay" st
ing floated a company for four times that a
ex- much money and the company sank t
at- shafts in all directionas. I
In the last five years the company at
tic has taken nearly a million dollars'
worth of gold out of the "salted" mine
at and the would-be swindlers are cha- T
ly.) grined, to say the least. The only a
o oral that can be drawn from this oj
hat story is that it does not always pay to a
d- be dishonest.
tell -a
Peter the Oresrt's Moament.
ra An immense block of granite, hay
e- ing a given weight of notlessthan 1217 e
or- tons, was recently put in place at St. p
es Peteraborg as the pedestal for the new b
,s statue of Peter the Great, the block t1
ad having been transported four miles by a
land over a railway and thirteen miles i
e, in a caisson by water. The railway
old consisted of two lines of timber fur- j
Sitni ashed with hard metal grooves, be- I
for twen which grooves we placed a
,. spheres of hard brass about sir inches a
ad- io diamqter; on theAei spheres the t
h" frame with its load was easily moved B
lr- by a force of sixty men working at the *
etly aptani with treble-parchase blocks. &
the Aother lasgebloak, measring thirty-"
at, ire by ireen by fourteen feet, is ro
sit ported to have been taken out a few a
me. mmths since from the rigahq -
al- les, noer Dabeettie, Sooj3aud, the
Mboof waishin #50 to es,-4iw Tork a
it is
Some Characterlstics of the Tribesmen of
the Hills-A Possible Remnant of the fonn
Lost Tribes of Israel-The Women bless
Wear Trousers-A Pastoral People. tic, t
Chitral, India, is the one border sons
State which touches the Russian fron- the r
tier and also the Chinese. It is the ents
apex of the British Indian wedge, on w
Iriven to the heart of the continent, base
to meet the apices of two other im- ing
serial wedges driven home to the same ner,
goal. The Russian advance first drew durn
attention to it, or something more than has
mere attention. Captain Younghus- ever
band, traveling in that region, sud- the
lenly came upon a Russian military hear
Iorce under the famous pioneer of con- to p
quest, Captain Grombchevsky, or his just
solaborer, Captain Yonoff. The latter The
iad actually come through the passes
Af the Hindoo Koosh and ad4anced ing
lown the slopes. On meeting the can
British party, the Russians made a say
mighty show of innocence, as though reqt
merely traveling for health and pleas- wit
are, and so by an easy circuit moved Mot
back to their own land. proc
But the incident set Simla and Cal- tion
cutta to thinking, and Downing street im
as well. Chitral was closely watched. tg
Every murder of a Mehtar was taken of t
into account. And when a series of it
6 such tragedies made the throne seem Th
unstable, and the Kahn of Jandol thir
planned to conquer it, and the Ameer of
e of Afghanistan prepared to seize both the
Chitral and Jaudol, and Russia was hyg
I deemed ready to seize them all, the enc
4 gods of things as they are began to
consider the things that are to be. A and
British force was sent to Chitral, to Car
t, make a permanent garrison and keep Th(
* the throne secure. A highway was the
* opened up from Peshawar, up which not
I the loyal legions of the Sikhs and Pun- mol
e- jabis could hasten, should need be, to tair
guard the passes. And a subsidy was On
settled on the Mehtar, thus making apI
him a vassal of the British Indian Em- woi
e- pire. din
e- The masses of the tribesmen of the dra
., hills are loyal to the British, under of
of constraint of circumstances, if not
°. through heartfelt love. They are all 1
'd Pathans, save the nondescript Kafirs, reli
eI and have the well-known characteris- me
c tics of the Pathan race. The old story tor
st that they are Greeks, descended from we
e, a colony planted by "Macedonia's ant
to Madman," is to be dismissed. Some by
I, traces of Greek forms, in implements lai
6e and weapons, may be discerned; but tio
sa of Greek types of body, face or mind wo
ºt- not one. sat
a More plausible by far is the self- on
h. cherished legend of Hebrew origin. up
to The Semitic type is unmistakably dec
r, evident. They call themselves Chil- the
l's dren of Israel. They observe many of Ac
r, the peculiar rites of the Mosaic law. ins
Le They keep the Passover. They keep ala
il- the Year of Jubilee, with its release of bra
n. debtors and redistribution of the land. lat
at They wear the historic garb of Israel- me
m- ites. Their names are echoes from the or
is roll-call of the Pentateuch. Ages of for
as Mahometanism have obliterated many un
Hebrew practices, and made them as it
r- fanatically loyal to the Prophet as any the
M- tribe of Islam. Yet he who studies we
at can scarcely doubt the truthfulness of an
Dn their boast, "We have Abraham for be
our father."
n- The Pathan type is distinctly dif- C1
`i. ferent from that of any other Hindoo gr
ch nationality. You can pick a Pathan Ti
4, )ut in a Hindoo crowd, unhesitatingly cii
ut and unerringly. He is big and bony. is
ed IIe walks with a long, easy stride that th
1g seems slow, but covers the ground th
in cwiftly. His cheek bonds are prom- an
is, nent, his lips full, his nose aquiline. sic
- ils skin is swarthy, but:not brown, M
ike that of the Hindoos further south. lo
ts the men grow old, especially among Pc
the well-to-do classes, they dye their ca
l, beards a bright red, in order that the w
1- grayness of age may not be visible. th
lt- MIany of them have naturally fair hair th
al and beards and light blue eyes. In cc
ee their clothing blue and white are' the A
le, nost common colors, and both are
wo mingled in the turban. Long jackets
y, and cloaks are worn, and in cold
weather a sheepskin robe covers both, si
er- Ihe wool being inside and the leather oi
nst outside, adorned with elaborate silk ix
k. embroidery. At such times a leather ti
the skull cap, or sometimes a leather hel- tl
m met coming down over the ears, is a
woirn instead of the turban. a
th The women commonly dress in red a
ar and blue, wearing trousers and a long
o- cloak, with which they cover their d
ok faces when meeting strangers. The e
ty men are universally armed with long, r
y" straight Afghan knives, with ivory i
hat handles. Another common weapon is
nk the jezail, which is an enormously t
long musket with a carved and ornate r
ny stook and a slender rod to support the t
rs' muzsle while firing. The sword com-r
ine monly used is the common tulwar, or
a- Turkish scimitar. In addition to these
clya great variety of weapons of all kinds
this of European makes are to be found
te among them.
The Pathans of the hills are chiefly
an agricultural and pastoral people. I
They cultivate wheat, rice and sugar
av- cane in the valleys, depending almost
17 exclusively upon irrigation, though
St. perhaps once in five years it is possi
new ble to obtain good crops from land
lck that is not irrigated. Sheep, goats
a by and oxen make up the bulk of their
les live stock, though they also use camels
way and donkeys as beasts of burden.
frax rheir trade with India and Afghanis
be- tan is conducted by means .d caravans
Med made up of camels, oxen and donkeys.
bh Sometimes a single caravan will con
the tain from a hundred to a hundred and
ed fifty camels laden with skins, grain
the ad other merchandise. These trains
cks. have to be guarded by namerous armed
irty- men to islsure them protection agsainst
r the countless outlaws that inest the
few region.-New York Tribune.
theO (arlea Darwin's staue is brone
ork as been set up in his icative town,
rwiury aq, gianI
I The Anti-Brearkfut Crsa-ue." q
It is not safe to say positively that IT
it is best for everyone to go without a
breakfast, eating enough at the other PHIL
meals to make up any deficiency
caused by it, but many of those who
,t have experimented on this line have
found that for them it has proved a rake
n blessing. The corpulent, the dyspep- of i
e. tic, the over-eater, and sedentary per- eve
sons are almost always benefited, and e
the non-breakfast diet has more adher
e ents than many suspect. The theory w
on which these two-meals-a-day folk mad
t base their conduct is that, no work be- thin,
ing done after the late and hearty din- out i
e ner, and little tissue waste following his
w during the hours of sleep, the body am
n has sufficient energy stored from the than
. evening meals to meet the demands of wall
the next forenoon's work. To take a use
*y hearty breakfast, they claim, is simply com
n to provide a surplus of supply, and by and
is just that much overtaxing the system. and
er The elimination, therefore, of one- out
Bs third of meals a year means conserv- or s
id ing of energy, which, in the aggregate, pere
1e can be used for other purposes. They posl
a say that after the first week or two it so
h requires no effort to begin the day you
s without food, and even the aromatic take
3d Mocha, steaming through the house, tion
produces no effect upon their resolu wal'
d- tions. Many years ago there was a rose
et similar practice advocated, but it was bits
d. to go without the third meal instead tom
en of the first one. Those who advocated w
of it also claimed to be much benefited. my
= There are still people who omit this him
ol third meal, but the latter-day practice The
er of omitting the breakfast instead of dec
th the third meal is considered to have us
as hygienic advantages. Only experi- him
he ence can decide the matter. It would did
to be a great saving in household labor, his
A and women who have so many little ism
to cares would certainly be benefited. bra
Those who try it should not content
themselves with a few days' trial; did
ch nothing less than a month, or even dis
more should be thought of, and cer- con
t tainly no harm could come from it. kno
ras One great benefit is in the splendid an(
ng appetite guaranteed and for brain the
workers the clearness of the brain dur.
ing the forenoon when no energy is isa
he drawn off to digest the food.-Journal the
ler of Hygiene. Ha
iot The London Stone. a d
all The London stone, the most famous br!
rs, relic now preserved in the British soe
-is- metropolis, has a most interesting his- ble
>ry tory. Tradition says that the stone of
om was originally taken from the ruins of no
a's ancient Troy and brought to England the
me by Brutus, who with his own hand tha
nts laid it as the first block in the founds- lee
but tion of the city .now known to the sup
ind world as London. More than a thou- stc
sand years ago it was taken from its ga
elf- original bed in the first wall and taken frc
in. up on Cannon street, where it was set th<
bly deep in the earth at a place said to be ev
il- the highest spot of ground in London. an
r of According to Camden, it was not orig- co
aw. inally set as a stone in a wall, as pi,
sep claimed by those who say that it was lo,
Sof brought from Troy by Brutus, as re- an
nd. lated above, but was a stone specially ur
tsl- made and set in place as a millarinum, L
the or mile-stone, similar to that in the ru
a of forum at Rome, while London was an
any under Roman rule. Camden considers
a as it as being the stone which marked
any the point from which all British high- L
lies ways were to radiate from the capital,
s of and from which all distances were to
for be measured. ha
After the great fire of 1666 Sir SI
dif- Christopher Wren changed the city's T
doo grade and the stone was taken up. hi
han That which is now reserved by the ni
agly city as a relic of its very earliest days
any. is said to be but a mere fragment of n
that the original stone. It is not more lc
and than a foot-square at the present time,
om- and it is built into a niche in the out- T
ine. side of the Church of 88. Swithin and
wn, Mary Bothan. on Cannon street. Geo- g
nth. logically speaking, the stone is of g
ong porphyry, and it may still be seen,
heir covered by dust and dirt, by any one
the who cares to go up Cannon street to
ble. the church mentioned and peep through b
hair the iron grating which covers the cir
In cular opening in which the relic lie>-- a
the Atlanta Constitution.
are I
ets X-rtays and the Heart.
cold Professor Benedict, of Vienna,
oth, states that the most important result
ther of the employment of the X-rays in
silk internal diseases has been the ascer
ther taining of the strength and extent of I
hel- the heart's movement under healthy
s, is and unhealthy conditions. They have
shown that the work performed by a
red sound heart has been greatly overesti- I
long mated, and thus the vibrations of a
their diseased heart have been rendered 1
The easier of understanding. Doctors are
long, now in a position to learn the size and
ivory position of the vital organ in cases
on is where the former methods of ausculta
nusly tion and percussion would afford them
rnate no help. By the X-rays it is possible
*t the to observe deterioration of the valves
corn at a much earlier stage than formerly,
a, or and to gain exactinformation as to the
these relations between the heart and the
kinds diaphragm, as well as to observe the
omnd movements of the membrane. In the
early diagnosis, especially of disease
hiefly of the lungs, stomach and kidneys, the
aople. rays are now of the greatest service to
sugar practitioners, and it will in future be
lmost possible to gain knowledge of snob
aough diseases at a stage which they have
possi- previously entirely escaped detection.
land -Ohio State Journal.
their Remaiade of the Debt.
amels Bishop John P. Newman (Methodist)
rden. visited South Onondaga, N. Y., on s
zanis- recent Sunday, in which town he was
avans pastor of his tfrst church fifty years
akeys. ago. He made an address, in. which
Icon- he told how he was obliged to w'lk a
d and nine-mile circuit and speak at four
gain services every Sunday, until a member
trains of the congregation took pity on him
armca and raised enough money to buy him
gainst * horse. '"The horse had short legs,"
st the said the Bishop, "and I hadJlong legs;
eonsequently I could by turns eitBha
walk or ride without dismaounting.
ronze The salary for a year's service was
town, *100, and," said tlhe Bishop, '" owe
juop tfsIb uQitAs
LEY'S POLICY. set th
rakes a Walk to "Cool Off".-Appointment But M
of Colored Postmasters in the South El. iotwi
evates William's Choler--.Other Inter. opin
esting Talk. when
When Abasuerus got so dreadfu said t
mad with Haman he dident do any Yes, i
thing rash all of a sudden, but walk~ anati
out in the garden to cool off-to let Unite
his choler down. That's the way I arms
am doing now every day, and am' looke
thankful that I've got a garden to an in
walk in. When my good old father take
I used to feel the rheumatic pains I mt
coming he dident sit down and grunt quit.
and look miserable, but seized his hat and i
and his cane in a hurry and started tiona
out to peruse the farm. In an hour langr
or so he would return all in a sweat of natio
perspiration and the rheumatism was senti
postponed for a time. Walk about peopl
some and commune with nature when accei
you feel bad. Almost every day I is a
take on a new mad, a fresh indigna- some
tion at McKinley, and it I dident ever
walk in the garden and peruse the if
roses and posies or feed the pet rab- Garil
bits and the peafowls or pick a lot of defia
tomatoes for dinner my choler escaj
wouldent come down and I would lose agai
my appetite and my serenity. Dogon him
him, confound him, dad blast him! his
The good book says "Cursed be the by ti
deceiver," and if he hasn't deceived folly
us no man ever did. I never voted for is De
him and I am thankful for it, but I gro
did have respect for him and believed placi
his sincerity and his national patriot- Rom
ism, but he has falsified our faith and will
broken our hopes, and my personal le w
contempt for him is amazing. I If he
dident know that my kind, gentle man
disposition could generate so much KinI
r contempt for any man. We dident woul
know that he was a south hater per se Sf t]
and had smothered it in his bosom all rout
these years only to be uncovered when stit
is he got us in his power. Some say he
i is a fool, some say a knave and some M
that he has been hypnotized by wli
Hanna; but my conviction is that it is
a deliberate party policy to open the "
it breach between the north and the m?"
bI south, to set the healing wound to tk
s' bleeding again. They have despaired I
Le of capturing any southern state and Ml
01 now seek to raise hell between us and ad,
id the negroes. Oh, my country! was tIe!
id there ever such heartless, reck- *bal
' less tyranny of official power, "I
e such insulting humiliation? Let me aind
stop a few minutes and walk in the ose
ti garden. I see the beautiful flowers -D
en from the window, the cannas, with "A
et their turbaned tops, waving in the lath
be evening breeze; the zenias and dahlias
n. and geraniums in all their variegated
g- colors. I see the flocks of little birds
picking the sunflower seed. I am
as looking upon the innocence of nature,
and I grieve that man is the only creat- X
ture that disappoints and deceives us.
Let me go out among the flowers and
ruminate and calm my fretted thoughts
as and comfort my olfactories with a
re sprig of lemon verbena and heliotrope. l
* ** Well, now I think I feel better. H
Let McKinley proceed with his pro- as
1, cession. The governor and the press wat
will attend to him. I liked those we'
headlines of the governor, '"McKinley's a
Skirts Stained With Loftin's Blood." my
s That is a fact, and his party's skirts Gov
tP. have been stained with a good deal of -o
negro blood since the war-not
oy lynching has taken place that was T
re not the result of their teachings. Just ,
re look at the animus that seeks to pro- w
voke a war of races in the south. Ar
Ed The New York Press, in spitting its
e- venom at the south, says the national
of government should at once arm every
colored office holder and prepare him s
)ne for the fight and back him up in it.
to Which means, of course, arms for his al
g friends and soldiers stationed near at
h band and an internecine strife and at
last another war between the north t
S and south. What is all this for? at
What necessity? Who is Loftin or r
Lyons or Dent that they should put m
the south in such peril? The post
u, offices of all others belong to the peo- *
lt ple of the towns and cities. They are
in nearly as close akin to the color line t
r'as the schools and churches. McKin- 5
Sley knows this and knows the temper
h of our people on this subject, and he
ve knows that it will not be peaceably
y a permitted. It will widen the breaci
- not only between the north and the
f south, but between the whites and the
red blacks. But all this has been
are said over and over again by the
Spress and our senators and rep.
ses resentatives all over the south, and
t it has been felt by millions who think W
em much and say little. I wonder if
Hbl anna, McKinley & Co. think they
e can by force reform and regulate the I
ly, sentiment of a great and mighty peo- Pi
the ple-a people who want peace, but
Sare not afraid of war when they are
the trampled on or insulted. But I must
e walk out again or change the subject. I
ase Ibelieve I will go and see some of the
little grandchildren and play horse for '1
be them.. Ilike that I had rather nurse *
uch and pet the little chaps than to hate s
have McKinley. It pays better. But the
i. greatest tro'ib'e I have now is in try
ing to keep my respect for some of my
friends who still stand up to him. I
don't see how any southern man ex
di) cept an offie-seeker can stay in hiTs
Sparty. The average ollcsee-ker is a
politiuian, add Shakespeare mays "a
ea politician would circumvent God."
hich But here I have got back to the sume
I contemptible subject. Plague take
ou the niggers. I wish that Bishop Tur
ner wonuld hurry uphis transportation. ,
him This everlasting fi has been going ona
him thirti-fotir years sace freedom easse
and half a enatary before and the end
Sis notin sight,and now half the legis. I
legs; ature is in session as a eommittee to'
determine what to do with the tl r
ting. or four thousand colored eonvicts and Il
more to come. It will st the state
IoW a million #s. BoIl4& blejqp tbt ipj1
plan is carried out, and the national UARu
government ought to pay it or ship
them away. The north first brought Methe
them over here from Africa and in t
ctr rse of time sold them to us and then The
set them free and refused to pay the &teee
money back, dogon 'em! confound eml or cot
But we are getting along fairly well -deps
notwithstanding our troubles. We were have I
hoping for a peaceful and prosrieroui er ol
admlnistatlon, out my tafnwafenea Las n
when I read that McKinley was boo- One
booing over John Brown's grave and gnmOs
said the very place was an inspiration. Lowle
Yes, sympathizing with that old crazy enue
Sanatic who seinl, the arepal of the numb
b United States at Harper's Ferry to get up alb
arms to murder Virginians, and he is <r 1
looked upon as a saint and his grave from
an inspiration. I wonder if he didn't white
r take the shoes from off his feet. But two
s I must have some fresh air before I but n
t quit. I can't do justice to the subject, seen.
t and must wait until I peruse the dic- Sti
tionary and find some more fittina el to
r language wherewith to vent my na lp g
f nation. As it is, I am just voicing the lop g
s sentiments of our people-our whole
t people. Any negro who seeks and
a accepts a postoffice place in the south
I is a fool-hardy fool, for there are
s. some lawless, desperate men in
it every community north and south.
ae if Lincoln had a Booth and
- Garfield a Guitean, how can a
)f defiant negro politician expect to
Ir escape when the entire community is
ie against him? What would become of
n him in Versailles? What good will
it his arms do him even though furnished
to by the government? Now look at the
d folly of these Negro politicians. There
)r is Dent, the superintendent of the ne
I gro schools in Rome. He has a good
Ad place and a good salary, but wants the
t- Rome postofice. Well, of course, he
wd will be turned out of the school and
sl te will be miserable in the postoffice
I f he gets it, and every white man, wo
le man and child in Rome will hate Mo
*h Kinley for it. It seems to me that I
nt would rather havethe love and respect
s ofd the people than their hatred and goos
ill contempt.--BIrL Ar,, in Atlanta Con- clos
an stitution. wers
e Macdonald-Hoot,. moor MD)m l
e -O'll not! D' yez take me for a sourned sO
he "So, Mis Smith, all is over betweal Brit
he s?"' "You've bitit" "Then give me ,
to sack the presents I promised you."- d.
ed Sketch. 000
ad Mr. Ipstein--Does dot novel end np is a
ad ad, or odervise? Mm. Ipaten-It-eads pall
as Ine! Eferybody gets rich in der last has
k. chapter.-Puck. enu
ar, "I awoke to find the house full of exi
ane moke." "GmOaouer! And you didn't lar
he ee your head r'" "No; I held my name," the
are -Detroit Journal. $
"Arthur, dear, have you spoken with for
he lather about our engagedbettr "I
as in't And him anywhere-hbe owes me
d ome money."-Ex.
d Dibman-Did your watch stop when
raou dropped it on the foor?. Magley-
r'f course it did. Did you think it would
to through?--Tit-Btta.
nd Minor Poet-Ah, how do? Did you Um
ht get my book I sent you yesterday
a Hltess---Deldgh'ul! I couldn't sleep
pe. 11 I'd read it!-Puneh.
er. He (sympathising with his bride, who
ro- tas Just been stnmg)-How, Intelligent
ass was that bee, my dear, to know that
ose we're on our honeymoonl-Judy.
sy's GadooLks-The Greeks might have Ca
d." saved themselves by a rapid advance.
rts !onuads-They seemed to think they
I of sould save themselves better by a rapid sal
t rIetreat.
Wa Teacher (angrily)--Why don't yoUan.
rust er my queston, Bobby? His Brother
ro- Pommy (asiwering for him)-Ples5e, i
ith. sr, he's got a peppermint in hi speech. In
its -Tlt-Bits. el
rer Reporter--That fellow who wanted a
reim s name kept out of the paper called in sp
Sit. n-day. Oh, he was mad! Editor--What co
his about? Reporter-It seems we kept it Mi
iat t.--Tit-BBts. Ve
d at "How is this, count, they my the a
orth itone in this ring you gave me is mM
fort ation?" "Oh, hke enough. I never
or was very strong in mineraiogy."-Hu
put noristleche Blatter.
50t The Wife-I ithlnk we ought to have
PeO- laughter's vodce entivated, Johnlm, if it
rare loen't cost too much. The Husbald
line (t can't cost too mucsh, my .dear, if it
Kin- will improve it an.--4uck.
aper "Half the world," sagely observed Mr.
I he Bllus, "never knows what the other W
ably a is dog." *ht's geneailly true," -
Sretorted Mrs. Bllos, eying him sharp
he7, "'as to the better ha."--Ohao
he Fuddy-You ca money "stamps,
r on't you? Douddy-Yes. Fnddy-And
Smoney is currency. So I suppose that
hink when you speak of an elastic currenecy
sr if you refer to rubber stamps.-Boeton
they TramlCpt.
sth She-How femny that you *od be
pe- resbygtrie, wihle yepa wife is an
b t lplcapaiso! He-Whet manke you *
r are 12lnk she is an EplscopIgnl She
must Didn't you my she we iaom d n
e ct. rtid?-New Yort Press.
if the "MeG4bbs La egtempdbl. crutM."
' for 'In what particlar way "Wdeli, e
uare e kind of man who weiidend a -oth
hate r men a swiy nd eamapd r wtthotM
st the mrkting the artele he warts him 'o
r try- iead,"--Chicag TIhnesBesSM.
f my Good Ides~-rd. caspoet--la't it
a. I sad that the esoes are alwapys mucB
ne- nore enjoyaMle tima the rrtmu e-"
n his er on the progresa? Mr. Tesapit-
rils aes, it I. I wouder why tiy don't
"e sing the eeores ft?-d --Judge.
A seentttt maysa thMt avey he.athy
sae my should the able to drop 1to seen
tare a ten a l This dog mean;
Tnur' 1ee1 oy - : :
ition. man thng in *****ad
leesto' what proreach lae wsa raes sr
t v mttatet r "uOh, as a teh aaVt,breg t
---------- 9 ~er:-~~--- . ..
Method that Allows .Thema to
the Foenery White na Route, ,
There are several ways of ea
,tese to market. The most popular
of course is in coops, or under the
-depending on how many geese
have to market. But when a large s.i
her of geese are to be carried, and
las no coops, ingenuity is taxed. ,
One morning last week, says a W
,amsport, Pa.. paper, a farm
Lowled merrily along South Troost
enue marketward to the cackling ~
number of geese. As the wagon 4
up alongside a crowded car the ps
g< rs looked out with interest. Ari1i
t ron the wagon were two dosen
white necks that wove and twistedtsa
two dozen red bills opened to eeG *
but not the body of a goose was to
Stretched across the wagon and tack'
ed to each side were a number of b/ie
lop bags. dIoles. had been cut In t'i
hags, and through each a neck of -
goose was thrust. The burlap was e
close to the wagon bed that the Seew s
were compelled to sit. So all the way
to town, they "rubber necked" and
Some idea of what it costs Great
Britain to keep up some of its cololeies
may be had from the report on Bervei.
da. Bermuda contains only about 10o~
000 acres, and but one-quarter of thi
P Is under cultivation. It is used pridt '
s pally as a coaling and naval station. i"
t has a public debt of $280,000. Its resw
enue was in 18906 but $150,000 and tl'
I expenses exceeded this by several tht.i
It land dollars. This was not cottmtql
the naval appropriation, amountingl to
$500,000. This is paying pretty dear
b for the honor of rlMna the wasv
:Mississipp[i- das
Bailroad maintains
y Unsurpa sse : agly : SIW
P between
°t connecting at Memphis with
at trains of the Illinois Cen
tral Bailroad'for
Cairo, St..Louis, Chicago, Ct _
einnati, Louisville, .
Id making direct coonnections with through
trains for all points
e, ineluding Buffalo, Pittsburg, 01lve
s* land, Boston, New York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Riohmond, St. Paul, Mian
ed neapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, Hot
in Springs, Ark., and Denver. C1lo
ait connection at Chiege witb Central.
it Mississippi Valley Boute, Splid Fat ~d
Vestibuled Daily Train for
and the West. Partieulatrs of agenter
u of the Y. & M. V. and eonnecting line :s
Wv. Mauar, Dir. Pea Agt.,
New Orleena, -
ve Jno. A. Scorr, Dir. Pas. AgL,
it Memphis.
- A. H. Hussoi, G. P e mh,
it Chicago.
W. A. KmaUox, A. G. P. A.,
dr. Louisvill e. ''
er W. D.Bm , Oity Tk. Agt., Vioks
] etween the
North and o.
s Oly dire, roit -t i
rou M phis, St. LMis, hl ..gs .
b- .ai daioinw
, Jasltag, Vietbag, SI _"
And ll a1 points in Texs sad thl
SDeuble Daily Tralas
Throu.h Pllmis PaS .
_b asm iOty, St Leoul*

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