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- a,, thoroughly tired out,
a've had a very hard day's
el. from her book as
the room with these
"she asked. "How nice
Syour well-carned rest.
is waiting for you."
be emptya minute longer.
Illy comfortable. Sit
JyJU? I like to see your
-consider myself useful,
amental," she laughed,
gy the rebellious color
erface. in such a disa
iou get my messae, MIar
oclock, I think. I was
Snot come home to din
had some, of course'?"
Sology .for one," he re
"'t time for any other;
t cases brought in to
ptal practice is worth a
me, I tell you. I was
,ad it has polished me up
;,I suppose Miss HIilton
early this afternoon."
1was given with a falter
"ta," he said with feel
joU you will miss her. I
d let me comfort you.
Snfew minutes," she an
'Iam coming back."
er promise she returned
asmall tray in her hand.
Scake and coffee," she
eup forthat apology for a
d e the coffee. 1)o you
ate fragrance is suhiciently
rpran jumped from his
the tray from Margaret's
just begning to realize
gry. Ya u will help me to
laugded Margaret. "I
my aPlpeciation of culi
Norah thinks I will be
ed cook in time. : This is
f we had some Elmwood
d be all to be desired.
Iam glad. I want you to
- ye'cause of your serious
ed ever so long when I
-feast bit anxious about you.
ie losing the old strength
t of. Don't shake your
idedly, I see with an ex
e. I saw how that ring
~when you were pouring
iand' seven months ago,
It there, Margaret, it was
ienue. I want to see it
uidlee4 the country treezes.
Eiwood is the magical
.h'your case demands, and
it, I don't believe you
v bitter to take."
Sshe. aske l, after a mo
bejust as you say, Mar
ed with a radiant
l ed of this decision,
oU New York have been
ai ,nr he declared. "I
aii iimething to regret
Sgon from us. Still I
:ll realize a much needed
tview of that I must be
$ill so soon enjoy the
.cditry. I hope you
ou," was the im
S'service you have
cannot even rhalize,
Q'i' for. The most I
ot a place among the
fimost highly. Brian
*ae you quite often.
aElmwood. It is so
knew how much L
til this moment. I
ed to think. The
ilong ride on the
tin the nino
f[itle bit of country
not stay in the car.
med so much brighter;
he hens and saw the
1king along the nar
ZWanted to sit down
titer of the impulse?"
ately, I came upon
On the grass with the
aby I almost ever saw.
rd I began to admire
gtantly. The mother
'.dby way of recom
,gave me a'detailed
$*Ven fatter and whiter
receded this one. By
hed I har4forgotteu
oed an effective anti
Very fortunate in your
ibelievg must hurry
1tl steial a moment just
-you have stayed that
iaed Margaret, "and I
lWere very anxious you
Uitthe leastbit. -lan
not to have seen you.
,as the half hesitat
er is near at hand,
e of wretchedness for
pOor. I wish we had a
Iee doctors. We cer
l those crowded, mis
Where the white crape
:tll their own story of
,th I have brought a
face; I will say no
gving me a glimpse
of life," she said
' and the contrast, as
g. I wish the world
ur itren . I wish we lived under
Bellamy's order of things."
Wilson smiled. "I fear such order is
too Utopian ever to be realized," he an
"Perhaps, though Idare say--- Are
you really going? Well, then I must
say good-by. I hope it is not necessary
for me to repeat the assurance that
Elmwood always holds a welcome for
you. I thank you for your good wishes,
and I wish you to remember that I ap
preciate more than I have power to ex
press the-happiness you have helped
to give me."
"No more," said Wilson, with painful
abruptness. "My service is not worth
Witholt' notier word he pressed her
hand and was gone, leaving her rather
surprised at his unusual manner.
ELMWOOD AGAIN. -
Margaret had finished her breakfast,
and even after Brian had left she still
sat over the table, her heart filled with
sweet content, and her eyes dim with
the happy tears that shut from her vision
the familiar ob'ects about her.
For she was home. Home in dear old
And now, after eating what she de
clared to Brian to be her bigge3t break
fast in three iponths, she wanted to sit
still add feast her eyes upon the smooth
green lawns where the-bright sun sifted
itself through a luxuriant network of
green brmnches, and the lilac and the
hawthorn were bursting into a breath
of fragrant flowers, and say to herself
it is good to be here.
.She repeat 3d the same words to Brian
w~ he came in at luncheon, and he,
loo lng at her face, almost marveled at
the change that had come over it.
"I dare say, you are right, Margaret:
it is good for you to, be here. I don't
believe I exaggerate when I declare
that there is already some color in your
cheeks. What have you bean doing
with yourself this morning "
"I don't believe I can begin to tell
you. Flist, there was so much to talk
about with Mrs. Davis. We have been
laying our heads together and evolving
some delightful plans. You will see the
results after awhile; an 1 then, this
afternoon I must go to The Cedars. I
am pining for a sight o: the Colonel."
"And he, no doubt. is pinin:g for a
sight of you. I suppose that will corn
plete your happiness."
"As nearly as it can be completed.
Do you remember how we left Elmwood,
Brian, under the chill and cold of w;n
ter, and we return to it in the joy of a
glad resurrect:on? I accept it as an
o:nen, and I am-very happy."
She left the table with these words
and walked to the open window. Brian
"Let me share your happiness," he
said, in a low voice. "Darling, the pro
bation has been very long."
He slipped his hand about her waist,
and drew her to the veran ia outside.
"You remember our compact? I shall
keep it-be sure of that-until the day
comes that you shall bid me break it.
And it will come, Margaret, as certainly
as we both stand here. You will find
me very pat:ent until I have won my
victory, for I feol that even the price
which Jacob paid ror Rachel is not too
dear to pay for you. Now, may-I fell
you what I have been doing to-day?" .
"Yes; I shall like very much to hear."
"Wll, I have been taking with Dr.
Philips. I wish you would let me see
your face Margraret. It will be more
ac-:urag!ng than 3our back. There,
that is better; thank you. I saw Dr.
Philips, as I said, and I told him of my
wish 'to build up a practice here. Just
as I expected, he feels his advancing
years, and will be very glad ef a young
assistant. Hoe is delighted to help the
son of his old partner, he tells me. Eo
you see I am particularly fortunate. I
can step right into his shoes, and, though
I may tlind them very large-"
"You will grow," put in Margaret,
glad of this new turn to the conversa
tion. "And I am very much pleaed,"
she added, more gravely.
"So am I. It is the sirst step toward
winning my wife."
A half hour later Margaret was sit
ting in the chair of honor in Alice's
rooms, half-laughing, half-crying, and
trying to ask and answer questions in
the same breath.
"I'm go:ng id keep you a few minutes
all to myself," declared Alice, "beeause
I have so much to tell you, Margaret.
So mu.h I could only hint at it in my
letters. I could not express one-half
the happiness I longed for you to share."
"I am so glad, dear," MIargaret an
swered. "So very glad for you and for
Bertio. I'ell me all about it now."
It was fully jifteen minuutes before
Alice sent the message telling her uncle
that Margaret was there. It brought
the Colonel in very quick time.
"Oh, Colonel," she cried, and the next
second she was folded in his arms.
"Back again, MIargaret. I am so
glad, child. This time we mean to keep
you. Bless your dear heart; it does my
eyes good to see you. Eventhough you
have grown so thin and your face is as
white as our own snow-bulls."
"Colonel, you hurt my vanity. I
shall grow wonderfully fat and well in
a few weeks. You won't know me.
Brian thinks I have some color already."
"Brian! Let Brian go to the devil!
I beg your pardon, my dear. I see I
have horrified you. I am not over
pleased with Brian, as you may guess.
I dare say you find excuses for the
scamp, however. I am glad he has
some grace left. You women can
usually manage men. I was getting
ready to come and shoot him, but I
must acknowledge that your method
has been more effectual."
"He is growing tired of doing noth
ing," she an' wered, without meeting
the Colonel's glance, "and he has de
cided to practice his profession here.
I dare say he will become as highly re
spected as dear uncle Stephen was."
"Highly respected! Fiddlesticks!
There it is again, Margaret. The out
come of prejudice, most probably. I
beg your pardon a second time, and
Sredict that Brian will become all that
bu want to make him. If he doesn't
"Shoot him, I shppose," put in Mar
garet, with laughing eyes. "That would
be a fatal blow to my hopes. I beg you
you will spare me the humiliation of
failure. And please give Brian credit
on his own account."
"Certainly, my dear, all he deserves;
though I must add that I don't consider
the demand excessive. Alice, isni't that
that your rascally husband bawling
down-staire? I hope you have no in
his log egs and comeip 'to .ou..
.He e using them,", observed Mar
garet, smiling at the long, heavy strides
ascending the steps. "Alice, don't be
jealous, please, if I say that Bertie is
one of the nicest men in this world."
"Thanks for the compliment, which
wasn't intended for my ears. I just
heard from Jour groom that you had
condescended to honor us with a visit."
And Bertie burst into the room.
"It is so natural to find you here," he
added. "Father feels ten years younger
from your very presence. And you are
looking better - much better - than
when I saw you last, though you might
still be the original of Tennyson's '0
rare, pale Margaret.' "
"Nonsense," interrupted the C'.onel,
rather testily. "Don't be a fool, Bertie.
'What a long tongue you have."
"You see, Margaret," observed Bertie,
with laughing eyes, "my appreciative
father still allows his admiration of my
talents to surprise him into little affec
tionate speeches. You must not think
anything of it. He is very proud of me."
"Humph!" was the contempuous re
ply, 'at which Margaret and Alice
Throughout the visit the cheerful
badinage continued, and when she was
ready to go home, after not a little
pressure to stay longer, Ber.ie declared
his intention of rid ng with her.
"It was so good of you to come," she
said, after they had left The Cedars
and he nad expressed his pleasure in
Brian's changed conduct. "You knew I
had something to say to you.".
"Your eyes tell all your secrets, Mar
garet. What is that something?" ,
"Can you not guess? It affects Brin
and you. You have always been such
good friends until very lately, and I am
so anxious for those ola feelings to be
renewed. The circums'anees of your
last meeting were not--very pleasant.
He will remember this, and perhaps you
will remember it too. .I am going to
ask you to forget it. When I reall all
that you have done for me before, I feel
perfectly confident that you will not re
fuse this favor. You understand me, I
"Understand! Who can fail to under
stand su.h goodness as yours? When
I 'think of that, it is all the harder to
forget the suffering he has caused you.
Perhaps I cannot promise, Margaret."
"Oh, yes, you can. The suffering you
speak of may have been of great ad
vantage. I may become the better and
the stronger for it. Besides, Brian has
struggled and suffered too. You can
never know how much. Even I can
never know how mu:2h. And he is try
ing now. For that he deserves credit.
I th'nk you will have to do as I wish,
3ertie. Indeed, I am sure you will."
"There, I have nothing more to say.
You always have your way. I dare say
we don't realize what Brian had to
overcome before he won his victory,
anl as far as my words or actions are
concerned, he shall have no reminder of
"Thank you," was the grateful an
swer. "I never liked you better or ad
mired you more than I do now."
He smiled his response as they turned
,fn at the gates of Elmwood. As they ap
proached the door Margaret saw Brian
waiting to meet her.,
He had evidently not expected to see
Bertie, and Margaret noticed a slight
embarrassment upon his face.
"I have Bertie with me," she said,
riding close to him. "He has come all
the way from The Cedars to see you."
"Little hypocrite," murmured Bertie
under his breath. "Don't you think it
wrong to tell fibs?"
The next second he had assisted her
from her horse and turned to Brian.
SNo word passed between them, but their
hand-clasp held a language and a mean
ing of its own.
[TO BE CONTINUED.o
CANDLES FROM PLANTS.
Vegetables Which Bear Wax and Tallow
-Facts About Camphor.
Several very curious substances of
an .inflammable nature are produced
by plants, said a naturalist to a Wash
ington Star writer. Many vegetable
species bear wax, which in the form I
of minute scales on the surface of the
plum and other stone fruit makes
what is.called the "bloom." It ex
ists so abundantly in the fruit of a
Virginia mytle that the latter has
rec~eivedl the name of "cajidle berry."
These berries are collected in great
quantities for their wax and candles
made froim'them burn with remarka
ble brightness and freedom from
smoke, at the same time giving out
a pleasant fragrance. A wax-bearing'
tree exists in South Africa, the ber
ries of which yield a substance which
is made into candles by the Dutch.
Thera are several species of wax
palms in South America. One of
them has its leaves covered with
scales of wax, while the trunk of an
other kind is covered with the wax as
with a varnish.
A substance very like tallow is
yielded by a tree in China, the seed
vessels of which are hard, brownish
husks. Each of them contains three
round white kernels, about the size and
shape of hazelnuts. These kernels
have small stones inside them, around
which the fatty matter lies. From
the pit of the stone an oil for burn
ing in lamps is pressed. Almost all
the candles used in the south of
China are made from this vegetable
tallow. A tree abounds on the Mal
abar coast of India called the "piney"
which bears a pulpy fruit that yields
a great quantity of solid tallow ap
proaching wax in firmness and su
perior to animal fat for the manu
facture of candles.
Another remarkable inflammsble
substance secreted by plants is'q.
phor. It is chiefly obtained fr dr a
species of laurel native to the Eist
Indies. In preparing it pieces of the
roots are put into an' iron vessel
tightly covered. When. the vessk. is
heated the catnphor rises in the form
of vapor and b condensed on the
cover. That is the primitive method,
at all events, tholgh I believe that
it is improved init~)o"by herly invented
processes. In old tree~.the camphor
is sometimes found, whene the trunks
are split open, in a very piire state,
forming small ceretions ears.a "
MAY-Your lasr sul ' . Wait,
seems very magnetic. B e ,
gave him both poles.: l&.
do you mean? Belle - A
UNCLE SAM'S SALMORS.
PROVISIONS FOR THE CARE AND COM
FORT OF A MAN-OF.WAR'S MIAN..
rating the Men at Enlistment-Wash Day
on Board Ship--Jack's Holidays and
Amusements.-- Various Duties of the
Seamen-Caring for Their Health.
When the crew of a man-of-war is t
enlisted, each individual has his "rat
ing," or definition of the capacity in
which he is to serve. If he is a ma- t
rine, his daily drill and work will be
different from those of the others, but t
he will be subject to the same disci- 8
pline, and enjoy the same privileges 1
as the crew. Among the special rat- e
ings under which men are enlisted are
those of ship's apothecary, carpenter,
cook, barber, tailor, shoemaker, etc.
The last three are permitted to charge c
moderate fees to the men for whom
they perform work, although they also
receive regular wages from the govern
ment. The class of men known as
"petty officers,'' including the cadet
engineers, the "captain of the top," t
the "captain of the after-guard" and i
the "captain of the forecastle" whose
titles sufficiently indicate their duties,
rank between the ordinary mdmbers I
of the crew and the regular officers.
These petty officers are themselves di- 1
vidHtinto classes, those of the higher1
grade messing separately, and those
of the lower with the crew. That t
there may be no question on any point t
as to his daily duties, each enlisted
man has his "billet," assigning to him
his rating, watch number,part of ship,
mess, boat, and his station at quarters
and at fire-quarters.
The first incident of importance in
the daily routine is the call to "quar
ters" at 9.80 for the regular morning
.inspection and drill. At inspection i
each man's clothing comes under the
boflicers' scrutiny, and his general ap
pearance is scrutinized if- necessary.
Ample opportunities and facilities are
given to the crew for the making,
mending and washing of their clothes,
so that a man who does not keep him
self neat, has no excuse for it but his
The washing, by-the-way, is a most
impressive function which takes
place every Monday morning. No
one is excused from answering the
boatswain's whistle which summons to
this except the men in the engine-room,
who naturally cannot drop their work
to rush to the call. .They must ar
range, however, with obliging com
rades, so that the cleansing of their
garments may take place just the same.
"The manner of performing the wash
ing would no doubt be regarded by
ordinary housekeepers with distrust.
The garments, with the exception of
the flannels, are laid upon the deck
and scrubbed with a "coya" brush,
after which they are rinsed in the
t buckets or sluiced with water as they
lie on the deck.
The drill which follows inspection
may be with ary or all of the various
weapons of war. There is target prac
Stice with the cannon and with the
small arms, and the;avord exercise, at
r which the men are taught the seven
different styles of cuts which may most
Seffectively disable or kill.
When piped to mess, the men find
their "table," i. e., the deck, all
spread for them by that useful func
tionary, the cook, and, sitting down
cross-legged about the cloth, they fall
' to with sea appetites. It is strongly
recommended in the naval regulations
that the men be not disturbed at
1 this hour, and that visitors should not
choose this time to pay calls to the
ship. The rations for each mess are
usually drawn by one man appointed
to the task.
Saturday afternoons and Sungdays
are holiday times on board sh.ip. To
be sure, a certain amount of "cleaning
up is requhred on those days, the ex
tent of'which depends largely upon
the captain's strictness in this regard,
and his desire for a "spick-and-span"
t Jack's chief amusements in his off
hours, after he has finished up any
necessary needlework which he may
h have on hand; arereading, writing letters
home, playing cards or checkers, and,
• above all, smoking. The regulations
,f governing his beloved pipe permit him
h to enjoy it on Saturday and Sunday
afternoons, on holidays, from "all
g.hands" tB, "turn to," during meal
hours, and for limited periods in the
s night watches. No smoking by the
d crew is ever allowed below the gun
h deck, or, in single-decked ships, be
e low the spar deck, and they must keep
1 to their own part of the ship, in the
s neighborhood of the .forecastle. An
f other period in which the men may
n smoke is from the time the hammocks
are down, about 6 p. m., until "tattoo"
1 at 9 p. m., but they must remain on
f the upper deck with their pipesl t'
e this hour.
The greatest care is taken -of t
Shealth of. the crew at sea, and thd,
.5 are notvoverworked or exposed unnec
- essarily to the heat of the sun, to wet
L weather, or to disease. When cruising
1- off unhealthy localities, such as the
west coast of tropical Africa, the isth
eis of Panama, the West I4Bes and
i'diarts of South APerica, shor eave is
a frequently refused on account of the
It danger tohealth which it involves,and
.e Datives of those regions are employed
3l for boat duty between the ship and
is the coast. In a similar way the men-.
n twla'5ntr s 6f the men are looked af
.e by publishig for their benefit all use
i, ful and proper information concerning
ht the motements and destination of the
d vessel,~ ie postal arrangements ,in
ir different places, and any other matters
rS of the soit likely to interest them. The
"sechooli~ '. who is usually the
ship's . tructs the young
"apprnouti '~bOys lJ py it4heir
, duties, b1 the pjid of "jead
dri g, ,if tey chance tobe
nt in those respects.-New York
,: e, 1ko
- jC· 6
AGRAVEYARD OF HOPE.
President Hayes's Little Book--Secret.ry U
Foster's Succeessful "Kick."
Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Charles_
Foster was talking to me one day about
Rutherford B. Hayes. Foster repre- t
sented Hayes's district in Congress a
when Hayes was president. They -
were political and personal friends of f
almast a lifetime standing. Said Fos- 1
ter to me:.
"I got plenty of patronage under I
Hayes, to be sure, but for a' long
time I never landed the men of whom I
I was most particular and earnestly in- t
terested. I would go to the president'
and lay the claims of my man before t
him. He would usually acquiesce in .r
everything that I said, because in t
most cases he knew the applicants as c
well as I did. Well, in every instance
where some devoted friend was con- t
cerned, the president would-say: 'Oh,
well, Charlie, we will fix that in a day a
or so.' Then he would reach down in
a drawer,.pull out a small book and a 1
short stub of a pencil and make a note E
of the man and his wants. I would t
then, for days to come, scan with I
much interest the list of appointments
sent to the Senate, but none that had i
found a place in the president's. note- c
book were to be seen among them. t
Still, I didn't complain much, for. I
knew that Hayes was doing thl 'best c
he could.' Time went on, and finally i
I called at the White House to insist i
that a certain friend of mine who was
then in Washington be instantly ap
pointed as a consular agent abroad.
This gentleman had political claims on i
me and also on the president. I i
stated my case as briefly ai:possible to
the president, who listened attentively. E
When I had finished the president i
said : I
" 'Why,certainly, Charlie. ' es,yes, !
to be sure, and then he dived for E
that book of his.
"Just as he was opening its leaves I
grabbed his arm and said: 'Hold on a
there, general, I'll be switched if that
man's name goes in that jackass book!' 1
The president saw the humor of it and
I got my constituent appointed then
and there."-Chicago Times-Herald.
Men Working in Showers of Molten Stel. 1
Modern Machinery of Chicago, in de
scribing the work done in a steel foun- I
dry, tells of remarkable instances of
nerve displayed by the men. When
the'furnace is tapped there is a torrent
of scoria that scatters over a wide area,
descending in an umbrella-shaped
mass of sparks that envelop the men
at the ladle.
Through the pyrotechnic display of
the rain of fire and luminous i flec
tions you can see a workman shrug his
shoulders or wriggle a little. This is
the only sign he gives that a spark of
molten steel has fallen inside his flan
nel shirt. The manager said that in
the performance of their work the men
would run into a deluge of flying sparks
so thick you would think no one could
go into it and come out alive ; and that.
too, in summer when they were stripped
to the waist anI had not even a shirt
to protect them. In the shadow of the
furnace and ladle it would often regis-.
ter 125 degrees, and the very life was
cooked out of the air. Some o!t'the
men are singed and scarred more than
veterans of many battles; heroes of
the workshop, they stand under fire
every day of their lives and expect no
songs to be sung in' their honor or
monuments to be erected to their mem
The maniager related an incredible
incident which he gave merely as a
sampledf the nerve 4hese men have.
One day the foreman of the casting
department had started a ladle of steel
on its journey among the moulds and
was seen to shake his foot several
times. He went on, however, and not
until all the steel was safe ii the beds
of sand did he .hobble to the wall,
where he took a piece of steel as big
as his thumb out of his shoe.' It had
burned into his great toe joint and the
man was laid up for weeks.
Giving Away Brides for a Living.
"In addition t6 our business of let
ting our wedding-dresses on hire,"
said a member of a well-known firm of
costiumers in the west-central district
of Lbndon, "we often perform other
little services for the bride.
"You, of course, recognize the fact
that in this great city there are scores
of hard-working girls who are miles
away from their relations, and who
have always been too busy to cultivate
many friends. Well, when these girls
are about to marry young fellows who
are similarly circumstanced, the ques
tion arises as to who shall give away
"I can answer that question for
them at once, for I have connected
with my business an ei-major: in the
army, a member of an ancient family,
and a man, too, of unimpeachable
character. He is poor, but he dresses
Swell, has beautiful white hair, and
looks the kindly father to perfe2tion.
I intro'duce him to the bride and bride
groom, and he, for a moderate fee,
gives the former away.
S"Sometimes he takes the whole ar
rangements of a breakfast and so on
upon himself, and he is a fine speaker
on occasion. "Ie is always a welcome
guest with these people afterward."
The master was asking questions
masters are apt to ask questions, and
sometimes, too; the answers are apt.
1his question was as follows:
"Now, boys,how many months have
"All of them, sir," replied a boy in
Ifront.-San Prancisco Examiner.
"How do you stand&i this irre
jpressible financial question, Chump.
"Sonrry, old man, but I can't. spare
'you a cent today."-Detroit Free
- NOVEL FARMING. .,
Strips of Lane Alongiide Railway Tracks
UtilizSd in the South.
President R' Curzbn Hoffman of the
Seaboard Air line, who, returned re
rently from a trip over the system,had
a conference while away with agents
connected with the experimental
farms along the road. Much success
has followed this Hiovel work, and the
move of the Seaboard in this direction ,
has attracted general interest. " I
Mr. Hoffman says that he was great
ly pleased at the results obtained and
that the work was proving to be one
of great value to the agricultural sec
tions. The. right of way along the '
.road is used for the experiments, and
there is a regular force of men to go
over the line and look after their de
velopment. Station agents supervise
the farms contiguous to their stations.
Grasses and foqd products of all kinds
are tested, and under the direction of
experts it is shown what articles can
be grown to the greatest advantage..
A number of new crops have been in
troduced, and . the diversification of
products is noticeable.
Farmers are taking special interest
in the plan and a large number of
clubs have been formed .eto promote.
the Mork. Seeds are being segred
from all partsiL.the worid and pllted
ont hese farms. The results are closely
watched, and when a product is found
to offer reasonable profit and can be
grown successfully seeds are distribut
ed among adjacent farmers.
Considerable success has.bpen ob
tained with a species of corn which: is
indigenous to Afghanistan, Western
Asia. This corn is of hardy nature
and .endures a dirought without becom
ing, jure~e. Its stalk has been found,
to. dtkd f excelleht fodder for ,canert ;
and the-seed ground into' meal has. I,
special value for food. A small quan
tity of the seed was secured by the
Seaboard Air line and distributed
among the farmers on 'condition that
one half of the first crop of.seed would
be returned to the railroad to be again
distributed. So successful was a~..
growth that there were instances'
where forty bushels were brought back
to the railroad from farmenr who had
been given one bushel.
An attractive feature of the work is
the attention given to the cultivation
of flowers, shrubbery and trees. Just
as the farmers have become interested
in the production of food products,
their wives and children have taken up
this department. They have also
formed clubs, and there is a generous
rivalry among these organizations to.
excel their neighbors. As a result .ii
such influences President Ho,~zian
said that tlere was a notable i liprove
ment in the appearance of property in
the agricultural sections. '.Plower gar
dens were rapidly multiplying, and
with. them have conu well-built fences.
This, according.to Mr. Hoffinan,was
instilling lessgrss of thrift which were
calculated to'become helpful in pro
moting the general welfare of the peo
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Fine teeth beget broad grins.
Pride often wears sackcloth under
its dress suit.
Don't blame others for getting, rich
on what you throw away.
Some of the front pews may be fouind
at the tail end of the parade.
Genius sometimes seems to be that .
sokt of gift which gains unmerited.
sympathy for recklessly degrading;
We learn wisdom fron failure more
than from success ; we often discover
what will do by finding out what will
not do. '
If people could see their olytuaries
while they are still living, it .wbuld en-'
courage them so much .that they might
live longer. - •
It is not putting things in the right
place that bothers a man so much as
finding the right place after he has put
things in it.
' Resentment seems to have been given
us by nature for defense only ;. it is
the safeguard of junstice ana the seirn
rity of innocence.
A man may love a wom a enough to
give up smoking when she asks him to
do it for her sake, but he will never
love so much again.
No man should trust himself alode
with a girl who talks about alfinity,
and her need of daily companionship
with a kindred soul.
Neither accept an opinion, nor ex
cept against it, merely on the score of
its novelty ; all that is new is not true;
buf much that is old is false.
It doesn't take long for the world to
discover that a fellow has changed his
residence from Hard-luck alley to
Prosperity avenue, or vice versa.
Be a man's vocation what it may,his
'rule should be to do his duties per
fectly, to do the best he can, and thus
to make perpetual progress in his art.
Real friendship is btreal grower, and
never thrives unles: grafted upon a
stock of known and reciprocal merit.
RIemember to make a difference be
tween co: ipanions and friends.
Money to . ice Up.
A woman puzzicc, a 3oston clerk
considerably a few days a'd. Her
husband is a bank president in New
buryport. The nat;onal banks receive
their bills in sheets of twelve; whitb
are cut after being signed Tkhe ga
eroue president gave one of, these
Ssheets.to his wife,,' and she naturally
started for, Bostol. .lter mr.king
I some purchases in or, , of the large
stores, she drew the bills out of her
pocketbo k and calmly said to the
clerk: '"Ecndme your scissors. and
*ill pay you," thereupon cutting off
Sthe bill. The astour.ed clerk at first
refused to receive suc b oney from so
B open a manufacturer' of .curreney, but
SfinallJ the matter was eplained.:-i