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t long and; lorn-
gena shudder of the brook,
d 9-winds 'that wring the writhen trees
de sound or look-
i onely raih.
-owhe that train o'er desert skels
·:,- indlme ..caravans that have no goal
"Ut fiight-wlhere darkness flies
p';' VpOle to pole.
"''T smbre zone of hills around
;.'lhat shrink in misty mournfulness from
-" , sight.
r;itb sunset atireoles crowned
-BlDefore the night.
-Cale Young lite. in iippincott'a Maga
I e 'oor Widliw's Picture $
From the French of Emil Travestre. g
just beIen dispossessed. an tl
all their behl ngings *were to
be sold at punltli :tut'titn.
The goods were headltd uip on thli
doorstep and the town ci'rier was call
ing loudly for purl'ulsers. A few pa"s
ers stopped, hut they had hilirdly
glanced at tihe poolr collection when
-k.ey ?ontinllued their way. and even the
'beggars went by without a sigh of
At, last the eriter stopped to recover
bin breath, ald after glunciug up and
down the street, he said doubtfutlly:
"I am afraid. Master Caverdone.
you will get bill little for your pains.
There seems to lie no one in Rome
poor enough to want these chattels.
The whole lot will hardly bring three
"Three?" repeated the per'son adIl
dressed, a thin., little ld man, strik
Ing the ground furiously with his
walking stick as he spoke. "and the
miserable woman owes me twelve du
cats! Twelve. as I am a Christian,
Jacobo. I had entire confidence in
her husband. I supplied him with
brushes and colors whenever he
wanted them. How was 1 to know
that he was going to die without pay
ing ue-the aliserable dauber!-leav
tpg me nothing but a heap of rub
Lsh? I cannot sell the woman and
or four babies."
S"Hush!" said the crier. "she will
r you. It is not her fault that the
ver carried himn off."
"Attend to your business," cried the
ild man, in a sharp tone, and then he
ktood looking sullenly around him. At
little distance sat the Widow Pele
no. and whether because she had
Ct heard her creditor's reproaches.
because she was incapable of being
affected by unything. ther:' was not
the slightest sign of resentment in her
attitude or expression. On her lap
she held two young children, evident
ly twins, who were disputing with
each other the possession of her dis
bevelled locks; another child was roll
ing about at her feet, while the young
eat was cooing to itself and playing
with a wisp of straw pulled from its
own cradle. The mother's face was
--erfeetly calm. expressing the resig
nation or indifference ,f despair.
Suddenly, some persons chanced to
stcp and look at the wares of which
the crier was announcing the sale.
Imitation rules the world of men as
attraction governs that of things.
More passers joined the group, stop
ping merely because the others sini.
and In a few minutes there was a
crowd. No one wanted to buy. but
each seemed anxious to find out why
the others stayed.
Two genthctmel w'alking together
found their waiy impeded by the
throng. and outr of thenl skeds int :
.- brusque tune:
"What is the matter lhe're'
"If we were itn ny deatr Paris. lmy
- lord," returned tihe other. "I would say
it was prolbably a woman beating I er
useland, or a cat having its cars
"It is even less than that, Sir
Frenchman." interposed it Jew, who
bad overheard the question and reply.
"the household effects of a poor
painter who died last week are about
to be sold lby Master Caverdone."
"And who, tay 1 ask. is he." satid
# the first speaker.
"A merchant. who can furnish you
with paints lnd brushes at reasonalile
prices, Mr. Englishman." was the
reply, upon which the 'Parisian ex
"You are too familiar. 1 would
have you know that yoei are :-peaking
to Lord Pembrok,. :aild Monsieur de
The Jew's face beamed as he lis
"Lord Pembroke, the great English
art amateur! I am so glad to meet
you. I have some valuable works.
by all the best Italian masters."
"What is your name?" asked his
"I have he:lrd of you." said the art
laver; "you drive a hard bargain.
Have you nay Potissins?"
"Three. my lord."
"What is your address?"
The Jew gave it, indtl while Lord
Pombroke- was writing it down. the
sale blegan. The first thing put up
was the hmahy's cradlh. No bid was
n:a drne anti the Jew remarked lightly:
. Qaverdone will hardly collect his
"I the debt large?"
- "Twelve ducats. my lord."
Hgaa the widoow no friende?"
Zes., but they are an poor as she."
.< .ltA she tnnage to live"r' said
- lssheinman, and hi trfiend re
V ·WBfih people have few necdn."
fortunate, then," cx
eeVlIvoane with a leagh:
_ ,dto eaut down my forests; it us
.V -tmilifting. If I were rich. 1
would give the poor womnan -her
twelve ducats, but cards, havr'ruined'
"AIcq art rains .me," said Lord Pem
brok6e' twlh a sigh. "I have outrun
my, lncome',again. A rascal in Rotter
daim rqfusesfift" thousand crowns for'
Poussin's SevediSa(craments: I shall
have to give himn eighty thousand.
The Jew listened eagerly. scenting
a good customer. On the other side
of the two capitalists stood a iniddle
aged man. plainly dressed in. black.
who had also overheard tile stringer's
The auctioneer now held up a small
old painting in a cheap. Shaibby frame.
"They have works of art. it seems!"
:aid the Parisian. wlth :t mocking
"Probably a signloa:rd left on the
painter's h:n:tds by sone macaroni mer
chant." said the lord.
"Six paoli:" cried the :linetioneer.
"'He'll never ~&.t it." whisperied the
.let. and ttt're was :t pause.
"Tlllhree dltcats." said tilhe' atil in
blackt suddenly. and a rustle of sur
prise swelt through the, crowd.
•t"ho is theO hidiler?" :isked tLord
"l1astpr Stella. the painter. one of
our host tnthtorities on art." replied
the .Jew with a puzzled ail'.
"Can it he, of value?" asked his
lordship. and De Vivoane answered
"TWhy not? Have we not heard of
nlrnnyl such i'lstances?"
•"Three ducats. three ducats!" said
thel auctioneer; "who says four?"
"Four!" said the Je.w.
"Five." said the painter.
"Ten:" s.aid tlhe Jew.
Amidst a bInt of excitement the Jew
asked permission t., examine the pie
ture more closely.
"It is useless," said Master Stella,
"for 1 bid twenty-five."
The English lord new stepped f)r
The painter exclaimed hurriedly:
"It is not worth it. uy lord."
"No?" returned the other coolly,
then looking at the auctioneer, he
"A hundred ducats, and that settles
Every eye was on the nobleman.
Caverdone beamed as he wiped his
spectacles, and the widow clasped her
hands in an ecstasy of joy.
Lord Pembroke paid down the
money, then said to Master Stella in
a bantering tone:
"You did not expect this resull. did
you, my friend?"
"Well. I hoped for it." was the reply.
"The picture is not worth the six paoll
at which it was put up."
The Frenchman burst out laughing,
and his friend said sternly:
"What do you mean, Master Stella?"
'"That my object was to force you
to perform a good deed: but if you in
sist. I will refund the hundred du
cats and take the picture and the
merit of the charity."
"Well said." put in the Frenchman.
"I will share the merit with you: here
is a full purse for the widow."
"And I shall keep the picture." said
his lordship, quietly.
A Lesson in Fireproiofing.
7''wo of the three "tirepoof" build
ings in the burned district of Paterson.
N. .1.. stood the test. though surround
ed by burning buildings. The new
City Hall. which was classed as fire
proof. was complletely burned out in
side :is to its woodwork, leaving the
walls, roof and tower standing. The
Second National Bank was separated
from the City Hull by a twenty-five
foot street. IL was tiercely attacked
cn three sides by the flames. and the
tire caught in the roof. worked down
the elevator shaft to the cellar, and
then entered the directors' room, on the
second floor. But, though not a drop
of water was thrown on this building.
it withstood the flames for six hours.
itdamaging only the top floor and ele
vator shaft. Not all ottice' in the live
lower stories was touched. The P'ater
son tSavings tnstitution caught tir' in
the roof, slpread very slowly, and the
two uppe'r stories alone were dalmaged;
but the flames died out whenL the a:d
Jolning structure fell. The three build
ings named had steel frames and tile
floors. woodwork being contined to the
doors, windows and floors of the rooms.
In the corridors the floor was tile or
cement. Thhe white marble of which
the Second National Bank was built
was neither defaced nor injured, but
the Indiana limestone in the City Hall
soon cratcked away about the doors and
windows under the he: t. The Bellevue
gray stone in the waills of the St.
.ioseplh Chhurchl withstood the flames,
though the interior was completely
bIurned ont.--l'Phildelphin Record.
What the ulangry Artist IDid.
Once upon aI tilmt- a poor, tired and
hunagry artisl was wilutnletring :ilollng a
picturesqlue road. when It(' mlet i yokel
carrying an empty pail.
"1'riend," lie said. 'you look :is poor
as I am. Are you not hllulngry?"
"No." was the answer. "I am not
hungry, but I :tinm thirsty, and I am
about to satisfy that thirst."
"How?' said the artist.
"By drawing a pail of water."
"Then." said the artist, "why cannot
I satisfy my hunger by drawing a table
He sat down and did so. but got up
as hungry as before.
Moral-Art often falk la its purpose.
--New York Herald.
- A London paper A~aiouaes that the
neon its coveredr with'BfoW. `It 1ik33 1l
ways been gee Bi;rly t'dde tin'"h6v'w
ever, that the moban fvas coll' and 'lid.
The true oblJJct. of advertising is the
development of compmerce. The indi
vidual profit that accrues is merely an
incident, observes 'Profitable Adver
Rhode Island has now a large popu
lation of French-Canadians in the man
ufacturing town~. The work of na
turalization goes cn unremittingly, and
Judge Blodgett of the Supreme Court
in Providence recently objected to the
appearance of some candidates for na
turalization who were not properly
attired. He says that American citi
zenship is a serious thing. and those
who seek to acquire it in his court
must come properly garbed and clean.
Japanl has done surprisingly well in
bter efforts to keep abreast of other
nations. yet Marquis Ito. wh'i has just
visited Europe. says she will have to
redouble her endeavors i: Ihat dirre
tion in order not to drop behind and
Ie counted out of the running. But
the collutry is docile to receive anta
take advanltage fromt all useful lesson:s.
and so instructed thel chances are that
it will hold its own in the international
race with luany of its competitors.
thinks the New York Tribune.
The rapid introdnuction of electric
railways in Great Britain is bringing
about int eresting e.onollomic changes.
not only is London. Manchester. ivr
erpool, anti other large towns. but- in
the heart of rural England, where it
has resulted in shifting the masses of
population. s:ubdivision of great Eng
lish cLuatry estates. and an increatse
in the growth of agricultural products.
The congestion of the streets of Lon
don has become so serious a problem
that its solution by the introduction of
electric railways promises to be one of
the most surprising developments of
our time. This will do away with the
hansom cab. which in many cases.
with one passenger, takes up as much
room as a street-ear with sixty.
As to autobiography, the writer In
the London Saturday Review thinks
that it is even more difficult to distin
guish it from fiction in its quality and
charactter. because the egoism of one
who writes his own life almost always
introduces an element of imagination.
or, at least, of disproportion. "That is
the drawback of it; truth is sacrificed
to pose. Otherwise autobiographies
would be the most valuable of human
documents; certainly the most interest
ing, for a man ought to know himself
as no other person can know him.
Whatever may be the difficulties in
creating masterpleces of biography or
autobiography which shall live with
posterity, there is no branch ef litera
ture which is lest- dependent for popu
larity on artistic merit than Ibis. It is
enough that it deals with personalities,
with vices and weaknesses, with pecu
liar phases of thought., with indiscre
tions and foibles. andt if the person
portrayed ' cut anything of a figure in
th:" world atld has supplied copious
matter, hei mtnay be sure of being re
membered and read."
A writer in the Woman's Age thinks
that woman's tears have been featured
far more than they deserve. "The fact
is," she says. "that women have over
done their crying, and have allowed
any amount of health, courage and
force to oozt from their tear-glands.
Weeping in the old days was really as
fashionable as tainting, and the poems
of Mloore and Byron dwell ecstatically
upon the Iltears of tile various .lulias
:and Mairys of their songs. s:, crying
spells tutst i:hav' had thtr charm in
thaose days. asH well as ringlets and
wasp waists. But the woman of the
future will laugh, and will be all the
better for it. Girls have never been al
lowed to cultivate a humorous sense
as they grew up until within quite re
cent years, when intelligence is gain
ing such victories in rhe lnursery. Bois
terous conduct or loud laughter have
always been reproved in little girls,
while in .u boy sltch exubtherance is re
ga;lrdetd !ts a unturtl a":ad healthy sex at
tribute. 'This is one of the re'sons that
the humtrtulrof sense, t. t. wl'hi'ih il chiltlren
is usually evidtlencted in tlte love of
frolic, is killed in the feliiteil utature.
'"'o laugh is rude. That constitutes tihe
law for the wom:lun-child in whose
brain-cells mischievous fun is begin
ning to hubble. The result of all this
is that few women know how to laugh.
The laugh of the child is repressed, and
it develops into the giggle of the girl.
Then the giggle is critleised, and many
women cantinne, in their efforts to be
polite, to gurgle and gasp Into their
handkerchblefsa until the end of the
iETIOLOGY OF ,OODD: 'PhANidS -
1vliuuoaen -of wheat. Ch11t*ae sea" i5 -
toe. wrom MWee6s.
A !large: nugly 'plant. ith straggly:
;pale green' leaves,- gro.s here and
.there along the coast of England. It
is nearly two feet high, has a. tough
woody stem and yellow flowers, which
turn to pods tited with seeds. No one
looking at It would give it a second
thought, or consider it azything but
a useless weed. Yet that weed Is the
ancestor, in a direct line, of the plump
cabbage. 'the tender Brussels sprout
and even of the dainty cauliflower.
All this seemingly miraculous change
has been wrought by the hand of the
patient gardener, toiling from genera
tion to generation, and always improv
Ing upon the original stock till :nature
herself would hardly re(cognize her
The gardener has done mlno:e fii the
world than the inventor, or even the
shepherd. 1'heaut was once lmrer w'ild
grass, but it is so lo ng since gardeners
took it in hand that its origin as a
food plant is lost ii. the mists of an
tiquity. But within the last three
ceoturies cultivators of the :;oil have
worked a bigger miracle than turning
grass to bread. W1heuat is now no
Ith ger the world's biggest crop. It
hals been beaten by a weed Spanish
explorers found near Quito. in the
Andes. abt ut the year 132-0. and which
was brought to England from V'ir
ginia in 1it; .
The earth's anunall potato crUop is
now four billions of bushels, wheat
producing two and a half billions only,
and Imaizel about tile same amount.
It was the gardener who turned those
little, watery, bullet-shaped roots to
the great tubers of "white elephants"
and "magnum bonums." A little plant
.,ith glossy. green leaves and a
threadlike, reddish root, grows on the
shores of the Mediterraneau. Gard
eners took it in hand, and the result
is that the price of sugar has fallen
from five pence to two pence a pound,
and Europe, instead of importing all
her sugar from the trolpics, makes for
herself two and three-quarter million
tons a year from the root of the sugar
The gardener does more than Im
prove plaits in size and color. He
makes new ones. There are, for in
stance. nearly sixty varieties of or
ange, varying from the giant seedless
bahiu to the delicate little kid glove
or tangerine. There is also the im
mense pomelo, which is a cross be
tween an orange and a lemon. Other
fruit growers have succeeded in cross
ing the blackberry and raspberry, ana
producing a new delicacy, twice as
large and succulent as either of the
As for apples, there are said to be
three hundred named varieties, and
the gardener has evolved them all
from the sour little hedgerow crab.
In similar fashion he has changed the
little black sloes which grew on the
bldckthorri 'to glorious great purple
and yellowoi plunr.
Perhaps it is in flowers that the
amazing achievements of gardeners
are most striking. Who could imagine
that the massive, fragrant glolre de
dijon was once the single-petaled, al
most scentless dog rose: or that the
tiny heartsease of the wheat fields
could have been changed to the Im
perial purple pausy, with a blossom
three inches across? It Is an almost
bigger miracle that has turned the
common herb It. pert and crane's bill
of our fields to blazing geraniums ahd
Farmers of to-day hav:- a choice of
thirty or more different grass seeds
to sow for pasture or hay. All these
tame grasses have been evolved from
wild ones by the- experimential gar
dener within the last 130 years. 'Th'le
result i: that millions of acres, once
cmansideretd useless, have now bee:l
brought into cullltivation, and that the
percentage of tilled ground in Europe
has grown in a cc :i'ury from less than
two acre:; in the hundred to nearly
three times that amount.--Boston
Outdoor Weddlngts in May and June.
It is a growing custom to cIlebrate
country weddings, in May and June,
out-of-doors. Oune of the prettiest of
weddings to'.k place last May in an
orchard in full blossom. when nature
seemed to, have dcltked herself for a
bridal. Ilarlands of foliage suspended
from tre. to tree marked off..the aisle
those of white flower;; indiclting the
place where th,- bridal party was to
stand. For a country wedding the in
vitations should give full information
about trains, and c'lrringcr t r carryalls
be sent to convey the guests to and
from the station.
After an htur givrn to their friends
the bridal pair retire to dress for their
journey, and the formal guests with
draw. The bridegroom awaits the
bride at the font of the staircase with
the family and intimate friends. At
her appearance she holds aloft her
bridal bouquet and then throws it
amonno th, bridesmaids. The o(int to
catch it will be the next bride---so say
the L'at,,s!-Ladites' Home Journal.
Trolley to Mecca.
The Str'et liailw;ly Leview pub
lishes the stntt unent that American
capitalists have secured coucessions
for exteunsive .lectric railways "n Asia.
the idea ibeing to cater to the Moh:am
medun pilgrimage travel to Mecca. a
journey made once a year by all good
Moslems. The lines are to start at
Cairo. IEgypt. and run to Mt. tlnai. and
thence through Syria and Arabia to
Mecca. A branch is to connect Datmas
cus with the system at Mt. Sinai. Trol
ley cars already cover the road from
Jerusalem to Galilee. It is stated -that
the Sultan of Turkey has granted the
greater part of the concessIons for the
HE question of goad roads in
one that at present Is reecilt-.'
ing musch atttention. and Iun
der the direction of experts
of the otlice of Public Road Inquiries
of the United States Department of
Agriculture sections of roads. as objectr
lessons, are being built in different
parts of the country. It is hoped that
before many years all roads in the
United States used for heavy traffici
will be macadamized. graveled or
otherwise inproved. But th". absencett
in many places ,-f rock. ;ravel or other
hard and durable substances with
whic-h to build good ro;a.ds, tandl the.llx
ctsssive cost of such rotlds where suit
able material is s(ar (e. will necessi
trate the use of earth roads for ulltlay
years to ceme. Under favorable con
ditlous of truttih.. moistllre and mallin
tenanctct. the en thll roadtl is the most
elastic a tlll I1 1 os:t I5ist '(ctoI'ary forl ple-'s
ltre and lilh: trll'it'.
The Unitiedl Sta.tes Iepalrtnlent of
Agricultucre hts in plre.ss lnd will soon
issue Flartunel"rs 1tlle inl No. 1ift. etI
titled. "'arth Rlttadls." It was pre
pared by Marice (U. Eldridge. As
sistant Director. i'uhliu- RHoad In
The bulletin states tlat the la lil in
making a road is to establish the eas
itests. sortest and mltost econoltoiaial lin:e
of travel. and tit it is tl'erefore de
sirable that roads should be tirtu.
smooth. conmpar:atively level and fit
for use at ail seasons ":tf tilte year.
They should be properly located :o
that their grades sha:ll be sucl tht::
loaded vehicles may ht. drawn over
themn wit hout great loss of energy:
properly constructed. tl-t" roadbed
graded, shaped and rolled,. anu sur
faced with the hest availatble marterial
suited to their needs.
Attention is culled to v-ar'iolts errors
in laying out roads, especially the conl
mon error of endeavoring to secure
routes covering the shortest distance
between fixed points. For this pur
pose the road is often made t, go over
a hill instead of around -it: A road
halfway around a hill or through a
valley Is sometimes no longer than a
road over a hill or through a valley.
'ThLe difference in the length even b-
tween a straight road and ore that is
lightly curved is less titan many sup
The importance of proper drainuage
is pointed out and suggestions are
given for the construction. mainten
ance and repair of earth reads.
The bulletin contains twenty illus
trations. It is for free distribution.
and copies will be sent to any address
on application to Senators, Represen
tatives and delegates in Congress, or
to the Secretary of Agriculture, Wash
ington, I>. C.
Maknng a Good Highway.
A good road can be made by putting
in a layer of large or medlum-sized
stone, then on that a layer of crushed
stone, and on that a covering of gravel.
and rolling the surface down hard
and smooth. But that is not all that is
needed. A part of the skill is like
the old gentleman's rule for making
good coffee: When you make it put
in some." We have been watching the
work on a bit of road this season.
There are about three inchesi in depth
of the round cobble stones. one inch
of crushed stou(' and one inch of gra
vel and luatnl mllixed. whicai, by wetting
and rolling thas been so pressed dlown
into the stones that it is now le::s than
a hal-t itl('ll. If it were whitewashed
after it wa,: rolled it could not look
mucht better. but it :night Ie more
durable. We think before one winter
passes the larger stones will be at the
surface and the covering will have
washed away or settled down below
themn. In close Iproximity to a strip
built by th: State as an example of
how to build, a good road, it is likely
to furnish an equally good example of
how not to make a good road. It is
one of thiese cases. tco common where
the town thought to give emuployment
to its twn citizens. instead of hiring
the work done lIy c.antralct. when it
would have been ibetteu'r to have em
ployei t competent mton, with able
bodied htelp. and supported its cripples
front tile town's poor fund. than to
harvet paid them $1.75 for eight hours
loating, or trying to do that which some
of them where unable to do by reason
of old age, and others were utterly in
competent to do well. while few of
them cared for or took any interest in
any part of the work, excepting uraw
ing their pay.-American Cultivotor.
A Fat and Dirty iace.
Sir W. Martin Conway. a "'ell known
mountain climber iand traveler, who
has circled the globe and gone up and
down it int seurch of heights that he
might ncale, caute frot Englalnd to the
Albemaurle. and told of thie Patagou
ians. "'They are niot gittnts, as soulm
have supposed. itlld as the getograplhies
teach." he s"titl. "T'lltey arte large int
colllparison w,'titl the other South Atler
ican untives-that is all. Everything is
relative,. you know. BIit they are very
fat. That is why tthey can stand the
cold so well. I have seen Patagounian
men and boys running around unclh:d.
while I was wrapped in warm gar
ments, with the snow tailing upon
them in quantltics and the wind blow
ing bitterly. They are kept warm by
their fat-and dirt. Patagonia is one
of the diltiest places imaginable.
Don't go there if you hat dirt. That
is my advice to all who contemplate
a journey to the Jumping off place of
South Amerlea."--4ew York Tribune.
On a good drift-lnitg y ~day tfre
snow comes, not in the star-shaped
fiaks thatt look so prgetty when por
trayed on a page of .the dictionary.
but in small pellets. These pellets aie
in shape like tiny white footballs.
usually: and they come -rolling and
tumbling down-wind as if they had
beetr "kicked for fair" by the half
back gods of the gale! And yet while
they roll. and tumble and bound they
find lodging places, and as the idler
gazes, lhe sees them pile up in a wall
on the crest of the road cut. Higher
and higher" grows the pile, forming at
first a vertical wall. but before this has
risen three inches irt is seen to overhang
the gulch, says Scribuer's' Magazine.
Though round and easily rolled, these
pellets in some way fit to eac'h ther
as bricks would. until the overhang is
perhaps a 'ifth as great as the eleva
tion of tilhe wall. and thenu. marvelous
and impossible as it would seeml to the
unac(custonletl observer, a lip forms on
tlttl crest l' thet walll. a(nd socnl it he
gins tO drl'!t andl hing down. wTidetr
and longer it grows. farther and farther
it dlroolps. Iuntil its shallrpl is preclsely
likes thilt lip formed on :t Ihugpe ocean
Ware when it bireatks on a shoal water
tbetch. Lipls tlhat are tenll feet wide
and lanll dow.in thlt'e, feet. 'lear of all.
ttlouh but six or eightll inches thick
where they joint thil c-hill of the wall
are not uncommon. B.." shift mUatgi, is
it that theste frozen. obloug pellets that
go( hounding along as nmerrily ts foot
halls fonrm intoi suchll a shape si that?
Of cl urlse. if file stornm continules. a
timlli uslually comes when the lips break
off heernClset of their great weight. Anti
tlhen no new lip fortlS to replace the
lost one. TheI snlow mentrely drol'o: over
into tihe lee (If thie wail and griudulally
tills the cutting.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
It t:ike.: : great Imuin to lead a small
He wlho parleysl with prit'nciple is pre
paring for perdition.
S'tolen thunder seldom brings down
showers of blessing.
No man is so apt to fall as he who
is over-anxious to rise.
The light that blesses the wi:ve man
burns the foolish nmoth.
Information does not mnake an educa
tion without inspiration.
The place is prepared for the maa
who is prepared for the place.
It's a poor policy to take your gun
to pieces in the face of the enemy.
TLe great man may be sometimes
mean. but the mean man can never be
The wealth of the world depends on
the value of man and not on his pos
The great man is he who realizes the
Ilimits of his abilities and thei possi
bilities of his capacities.
True riches must be measured by
whatl is given to others instead of by
what is ground from them.
it is a good idea to have some every
day virtues in your possession before
you pretend to have any uncommon
FWorced to Eq)oy It.
There is no doubt that most of us oh
ject. by instinct, to -what is "for our
gcod." H. Rider Haggard says. in his
"Winter Pilgrimage." that he had,
early in life, an opportunity for imbib
ing a knowledge for which he did not
care. He continues:
WY'hinn 1 was "a soaring human boy,."
luy fathler took lie. up the Rhine by
hout. with the expectation that my
litud wotlld lie improved by contem
plating its lovely anid hlistoril blanks.
Very soon. however. I wearied of the
feast, ntad slipped down to the cabtu
to enjoy "'l'obiusou Crusoe."
But sonl family traitor betrayed me.
and protesting even with tears that I
"hated views." I w'a:s dragged on deck
"I' 'have paid six thalers." shouted
my justly indignant parent, as he
ht.uled me upl the steamtner stairs. "for
you to study the Rhine, scenery' And
whether you like it or not. young man,
stufly it you shall:"
Royalty on the Stage.
King Edward vab eight years old
when he saw his first play. and tihe
evnt'it is i'c'ortded in a rioyal diary of the
timelt. "' "Used Up' anti 'Box and Cox'
were chosenr for that night," wrote
the late luehess of Teek. "The thea
ter was well arranged alnd the decrra
tions and Itlutlms quite wonderfully
managed. The tour elder children ap
peared at the play, and the two boys
wore their 'kilts.' The two little glrs
had on white satin. with pink bows
and sashes. Princess Royal wears her
hair in a very becoming manner, all
twisted up into a large curl, which is
tucked into a dr rk blue or black silk
net. which keeps it all very tidy anl
neit." Of tlhe four children who
laughed that night att "Box -nd Cox"
only one is liviug now. and be reigns
ovt'r the British Iwmpire.
Burial Serwtee Over a Rall.
Tlue lirothier of a friend of mine
was oolle few yea'rs siuce a curate in
Ote of the irou-worl'king tliwns of Lan
cuaslilre. title tiny a ntan in the parish
of wilitctl ht tlltd c~harge fell into a fur
rlt'e of Itmolteli mnetal,l anlld of course
vanished forever. The comrades of
the poor fellow were greatly concerned,
and did not rest until the curate had
consented to bury with religious rites
One of the rails into which the iron
was run. The rail selected was ia
'4osed' within a wooden box. born
to the gravey~rd. and laid solemlty in
the ground, though. I understand. It
was not taken into the elurch.-Netes