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A BOY'S STORY.
BT C 1. BOIOIITON. HE day waa snitry ad th therrnome- trr roae to 94 de gree aa It hung on i twaytng branch I above bU head , where he had plac- ed It torn minute . before. 8 I g ( rled bad passed hit flnal ex- , amlnationa In the JJavriglad High School, and he now ia (Math a ehady rim thinking of tba aVard lessons be had learned. i( hit lu ll misbehaviors In th paat. and wbat at mean: to do in tba future. Ha waa light-hearted, good natured boy lib. but by no meant thought) j r rareleaa Hit mind wandered from one thing to anothtr until hit though: Mia centered on tba mythological tale Of tba strange young man of old wbo Mat be bore. Ha slept and tblt It the dream be dreamed Ha taw tbe mighty Siegfried at th" M Hant forge He beard the clang "f tba great hammer at It fall on tba an --a. Ha wat. h.'d the aklllful band Ml '" flnUblng touches on WsJjatfSl Ml muag. Tba aeene changed He found him Mtf a tba mldat of a large assembly Again he taw the man of valor with fwori polaed above the figure of a man. Mated on a rork. rlad In armor, an elent but well made Tba aword remained but an Inttant It Ml with tbe forre of a thunderbolt from the hand of Jupiter. The arm r karat asunder and blood bathed th" nountsln tlda. Ah' where wat tba totaled armor' where tbe coaeelted nan who made It? Siegfried awoke. Drop of cold pr pimion atood on bla forehesd Wall did It all mean' Had he reallv MM lb mighty warrior he had read ao murh off Him waa he' Ha aat upright iind looked about him Ha found hlmtelf on the bank of th' Kvarglade mlll-atream which twept awlftly toward Ita outlet. Tba lofty elm ttlll stretched forth Ita protertlng branches to thade him fTol tba aun't fury. Siegfried gazed dazedly about him. reiterating bit dream lme and again With an endeavor to Interpret It. Acroaa the ttream anil farther down. daoae blark tmoke rote from the chimney of a large brick building, tltu tad on a rock elevation not far from Cm Tillage center. It wai the village brewery. Siegfried waa nineteen ycart old. yet It had never occurred to him that In two more yean he, with teverat othera. would have a voice In the village poli ties. He lay for tome time engrol la to banlth the brewery and tba cos tenia of the caaka will batba the rock, aa of old blood bathed tba mountain tide. -Union Signal. WITHOUT ANY MONEY A STORV OF EDWIN BOOTH. lllMirailBg III ..? Traaalliaa '' " Ike in. ii. .,1...,. to ike BaMI. A good many yearn ago, while Edwin Booth waa playing a tuct-eaaful engage ment In on of th leading theaters. I dropped Into bla dreaalng room one night during the court of th perform ance, saye I.awrenre Hutton In Har per's Magazine He chanced to be In a particularly bappy frame of mind and ha waa often cheer ful and happy, tradition to th contrary notwithstanding. Ha was tmoklng the Inevitable pipe and he wat arrayed In tba coatume of Riche lieu, with hit feet upon the table, atlb mlttlng patiently to the manipulation' of hs wardrobe man or "dreeeer." Af ter a few worda of greeting the callboy TEXAS FARMERS BUILDING A RAILROAD. i Darlaraa) a Rae.4 te L Lewis I ii. i r. i. .Mr ., I .'"i. tkawt tk Way tw.hi Mile ttalll aa Work i - - From the Nw Vnrk Herald Here is sn example of practicable Socialism Teias farmen demand a railroad to It l.ouls. but capltallatt refuse to undertake It. So tbe farmers are doing it without capital, and mean to push It through. When they want rapid tranait In the great Southwet tbay do not appoint a commlatlon at we do In New York, with tbe dixri of our treasury open without time limit It doetn't make a bit of difference down there whether they have a cent to tpend or not. If tbey take a notion knocked at the door and tald that Mr . that tbey need to get tomewhere by V Booth waa wanted at a certain "left lower entrance." The protagonltt Jumped up quickly and asked If I would atay where I waa and keep his pipe alight, or go along with him and ae him "lunch the MM of Hum." quoting the words of Oeorge I.. Koz. who had been producing recently a ludicrously JMH burlesque of ilooth In the tarn Mrt. I followed him to the wings and stood by his side while he waited fit bis me. It was the fo'irth an of th' drama. I remember, and the atage war set aa a garden, nothing of which wat visible from our position but the filet and the bark of the wings and we might hsve been plsced In a great hare barn, ao far aa any acenlc effect waa ap parent. Adrian. Haradat and the cuu tplratora were apeitklng and at an op potlte entrance, waiting for her cite, waa tbe Julie of tbe evening. She was a good woman and an excellent ar irete. but unfortunately not a peraonal favorite with the star, who called my : attention to the bismuth with which she wat covered, and tald lhat if she got any of It onto bit new scarlet cloak 1 he would pinch her black and blue, pulling volume of tmoke Into my face aa ha spok. When the proper time iame he rushed upon the stage, with a parting Injunction not to let hla pipe go out; and with the great meertchaum In my mouth 1 saw the heroine of the play i aat herself Into his arm and no- I tired, to my great amusement, that she did .mear the robe of my lord cardi nal with tha greaay white ttiiff ha so much dltllked I winked bsck at the half comic, half-angry glance he shot toward me over Julie" snowy thou! data. I half-expected to hear the real trream h had threatened to caute ber to utter I thought of nothing but the humoroiM. abaurd tide of the situation; I waa eager to keep the pipe going. And lo' he r.ii.-d hit band and tpoka j thote familiar linen " Around her form , I draw the awful circle of our aolemn church. MbM '" a font within thai hallowed ground and on thy bead, yea, though It wore a crown. I'd launch the ctirte of Home!" Every head upon, th tlage was uncovered and I found my own hat In my hand! I forgot all thx tomfoolery we bad been indulging in; I forgot hla pipe aud my promlte re gardlng It. 1 forgot that I had been a habitual theater-goer all mv life I for got that I waa a MStMMSt heretic and that it wu nothing but ttage play, 1 forgot everything except the fsct I wat ' landing In the preence of the great, vttlble hcid uf the Catholic religion In France and that I wat ready to drop upon my knee with the rett of them at hla Imprecation. That wat Edwin 1 Ilooth the actor. . THE CHESHIRE CH EEST. rail down go the rails with a rub Everybody take a hand In th build ing, and th mile between tbe starting point and the goal are girded off to fast that a New York rapid trantit commlttijner must be dazed to think of It. In Texas Is tbt proof of the teemlngly astounding declaration Tbe cltltena of Henrietta, of the ..one Star State, took It Into their haads some time ago that there was only one city worth anything on LbM part of tb earth, and that waa St. Doitl There were one or two ways of getting to the middle statea metropolla. tuch af i by walking, riding on horseback or j driving one hundred and twelve mile i to the nearest railway connection, and : then It wat possible to gat there by ' Sitttthern Rtrai Northaaatarn rn I lahotua and Indian Territory, to a ' point northeast of Chetopa. on tha ! southern boundary of Kanaaa. Thence tbe girder of steel will run on to Red Riser, tba goal, where connection will be made with the St lul and Okla homa railroad Profit It sure income to thete men who are working on shares whose value increase with their labor When they rqaji the poin' it which tbey aim. anw and fertile coon try to tb central and .-astern mar' will have opened through connection at Henrietta with tbe Oulf and Ilrazo railroad, on which are Pof Velaseo and Oalveston. st liult will become the market of the great Southwest and Mexico and Arkantst. Her cltlsant have been atked to help thene men. who toll without present orapeuoatlon. but they are called upon for only II """ and her llualne Men u league. Merchants' Exchange and Spanish lub are relied upon for aaalstance, but whether they give It or not the one 'i'ii. I red and twelve mllet of railroad, a bote builders ara stockholders by vir tue of their own handiwork will be completed within a year, and a rapid transit problem will hive been aolved aa It never haa been aolved before in '!me of peace. KICKSHAWS" AND CUSTARDS, j Jj THE ODD COKNKR. Tk l.awyr . an Kipvrt. An ambition young lawyer paid hit ' f.nt visit lo a country court, not fsr ' from New Orloant. not long tlnce He went to represent a big railroad In a , suit brought by a countryman to re rover the value of an ox which depart ed this life In a vain attempt to hold up the limited mall. The quettlon tie fore the court was one of Identifica tion, ar.d the countryman had testified j thai I. knew tba oi by his color and HHlauU Thai Ralal t'a- kaaca MS t eatvrte. Beaumout aud Fletcher, Id ona ot their palys. refer to tb aweetme.itt of tbalr lime aa "kkkabasra and delicate new made things." The term "kick shaws." though thua uad In a generic sense, wss In reality the nsme of a weetmeat much In favor with our an cestors. ta tbe Gentleman's Maga zine Mrt. (ilaaae'a Cookery Hook latld by some to be the work of Sir John Hill. M. DJ tell ua how kick shaws were made. Make puff paste, roll It thin and If you have any molds work It upon them, make them up with preserved pippin. You may fill ome of them with gooseberries, tome with raspberries, or wbat yon please, then Hoar them up and either baha or fry them ind serve them up." Now, thta sounds quite like the modern flap-Jack," and not unlike the con fectloner't "puff." Some aweetmeati have for centurl remained unchang ed In their composition. The rutnrds and omelets of M year rgo tlll re main unchanged Again, centurle ago tllre of apple, parsnip, etc . were dip- lied In batter and fried. Jutt aa ws make our belgnels. In the fifteenth century "to mak payn psrdleu" the cook fried ' payn-mayne or fresh bred" snd soused It with yolks of egg tweetened. In the rookery Itookt of today we find "pain perdu" meant slices of stale bread soaked In milk, then dipped In lieaten egn and fried In boiling fat and served hot In rtittard Concerning custard, or "riistad." as It win formerly called. It was common "Joke" at civic feasts In the olden time to place an enormous custard In th middle of the table. Into which at eom SOME STRANOE. QUEER AND CURIOUS PHASES OP LIFE. protactad, tbay are very detlrat ant sensitive, and when we take nuC all the nerve la th body are affeetad in tympathy. In rmeequenre. muff-taking. Ilk smoking, haa a narcotic ffe-i upon tb brain, irJ naturally acts up- ' on the Intelligence. Thus ll can east a J.P..M. uin at v.i.cii. Tiik y u ,h vr,krn, ,h. m,m. ory. If we were lo uae It only as a medicine or an occaalonal atlmulant. tbr would be torn advantage In utlng It. If uted constantly, p. In flame tba noairlla. and may produce an Incurable polypus. To thoaa who maka blood quickly, or are faabl. or suffer from ulcers, nothing can be more prejudicial Snuff takers hav generally weak sight. In short. It la a p-rnlclo ts habit, nd one that abould be fought agalntt vlgoroualy. la Bagllak HUlery III, k Agli nqatrrel A ryr xSok mm4 nalrit lu.k to..t,ii...i I " I Wlllgfll. Memory! favored child It: .11 Pal" And many drran.t ar thin. With ibaaS ellatrl.ee. all I ha pal Katurning Mama lo twine Thou brlngrai to Ihe oult leravsd Th look and ton they ml. Thou rllri froai anothar world Th beat bvlorad of I hi Thou rnmrii Haa a vll.1 nun. V ilk foolip aad aad alow . Thou ummoi.rat the aolemn prayr Krom kaan ami lip to now Thou glvrat lo fanta.il, thing A rral niiaj,. an, hu. And in. hi .anal. Ilk pott' drraa, Idfallar th irur. lh. If thy coming Ihut ra.-t Th pati upon our right. Mow mutt ihe guilty ahrink from thr. Thou tail and aolemn light: How mmt ihe hard and hope!e htarl Thy myrtle , rrprl Whal fearful fniale mual fill Th taavWPa haunud . all: VVVATVVVvVVWVArVWvVllWIA rVrVrVWVN vVWvWlCA',vVvWvvNv W .W.VVVV. Russian Pilgrimage to the Huh The Ruttian peatantry have a strong liellef in the sacred proiertle of the waters of the Jordan. Nothing but Jordan water must be u'd for baptism, and to be burled In throudt which have MM made from linen which baa been dipped in tb Jordan, or. ttlll better, In which the wearer hat bathed In tbe Jordan, la extremely dealrabls. So atrong It this feeling than an un usual exodut of pilgrims sets out for Palestine. Hospices have been built throughout Russia and at Jeruaalem, whera tbe pilgrim have free accom modation for a period not exceeding twelve months. They walk from all parts or Russia, some of them even a far as tha White saa. to Odessa, where they take steamer for Jaffa. Thence on to Jerutalem. where they wait un til the Saturday before Epiphany. On eVMJkJbteVMMr VWirV V rVei-eVVWeAA"vAevWverNf' keen and crafty WAV Land. I AAVAVVVA.'weArW' that day both men and women walk in tboutandt down the twenty mllet of ronllmrilly descending road to Jeri cho, where they encamp for the night. tin Sunday the whole troop, heided by their hlahop. go on to tbe Jordan, and after tbe blahop has bletaed the waters they All bottles, tin kettles, and. in fact, any available vestel, with Jordan water, and moat of them, men and women taking no notice whatever of the thousand of Arabs. Jews, Oreeks, Mahomedans. and even Engllth and American tourltts with cameras who are there, rclmly divert themtelve of clothing, and. putting on their throudt and crossing them selves three times, stumble placidly down the muddy river bankt In the rold watert of the Jordan. There la a ttrong contrast lietween the broad, simple, honest-looking countenances of the Russians and the MM of the Arab by whom they are turruunded. Ther" Is a surprise uiid a pleature in hearing fur the first time tbe tweet and tune ful voices with which tbe pllgrlmt reverently chant their service, each taking his or her own part, and pro ducing a weird und lieautlful melody which will long dwell In the memory of those who heard It. The Illustration showing tbe pil grim cr.wslng the llronk Cherlth. memorable as the spot where Elijah was fed by the ravena. and now swol len by heavy ralnv It an amusing one An Arab, with a view to tha main chance, has provided a plank, for the use of which be demands a toll. Al though his back Is turned to the spec tator, one can realize with what a look of dltgutt he tee the pilgrim wads rather than pay hU toll.- The Graphic. Ilia i I . mcIm'i Kr. HE SLEPT AND DREAMED Is deep thought Wbat did hla dream in tn He ralaed hla , and aa If divinely directed. Ihey Id on the brew try. Wbat a pitiful alght he saw! Schoolboys stood at the door watching tbe manufacture of the pohion with In terest, others carried pails of ll to their fathera. Although the brewery had been there bnt a abort time. Itt influence waa felt aadly In the hark room of the village tor stood a large hardwood barnd on end. drained by a faucet at the low er nd 1 he grocer sold more of the IMil-Tln MM Of ronre. everylxidy who MM leon don go to the famou Cheshire Che In Fleet street for luncheon U Is one of the show place an ancient tavern , that haa retained all Its early iMfll terltll. t from the pluln furniture of Itt stuffy, lllt'.e crowded MSM rMM M the ro.igh ewter mug In which It terved your ale or bitter " If you are In luck you'll lie tur to get the cov eted teat at the head of the table near the old fathloned fireplace. ItMMa H MM 'ablet aa Samuel Johnaon's fav orite iiirner Here, on the ttralght backed, hard wooden setter. In the sawdust snd sand, and amid tmok and V - .. TA::v4r: ON THE HANKS OF THE .ln(iiN content of tblt barrel than he did of lllr' "' J'" with pipe and bowl holding forth the clever grntlemen of hit day and aaamiatlon. Even the sight of tba brass tablet and the big grease spot on tbe wall that ttlll bears the Imprets of bis learned bend do not Intplre m aa I ought to be Inspired; for I cannot Bla staple article. He had leu de roand for flour, potatoe fruit or any garden rodMtl The mill had dlt charged three men for lark of work. Tba old gray haired cobbler waa able to carry hla now small butlnets slone. and therefore dltmlrted bit asalstant Tm MM thriving 'own waa waning, appraclat thl fsd for dirty MrTMkd- Twi,hi. llf ltMteriM WMkened. Men who wars Ings In which to eat Perhaps .lonn thM a cent thrown out of employment tpent their remaining wage m trying to drown their sorrow in tbn flowing bowl, and M Wall did one mii' - ed by walking off tb bridge after drinking eight glasses Of the cooling beven ge thai except f ir the timely aid of u few high achool Isds. hla sorrow on this earth would have baen at an end. Yet all of then Mnges were to the Interest of tbe brewery; and how It thrived' Siegfried noted thl and determined ghat yondtr brick building ws m arn, "i encaaing a conceited (matter Boatter of the ruin and mltery be had nought ; of the crimen te had . oinlinl Md and of polluted politic he had MBit "This iKiaater mutt be Vimhlrd and g4 Ian cad." vowed Siegfried, "and my band Khali lie the first ... grasp tbt Balniung of to-day to accvtapllth It. But what Is thlt BttgaMl where Is It to ba found and how uaad?" ha aoli- j loqulfi 'I Quickly Ihe answer ranw, "This word I Hie rote of the prop;, it a to be found al the voting poll and It to be uted for Prohibition"' He rote from beneath the elm with i firm determination. "I am but ninati Snd have two years lo work for ib Sbolltlon of tbl ciime Most of irn ajrhoolmati like me, and by explaining the lawleaaneaa, corruptness nnd I B -st of this legalized curse, surely I gwn persuade them lo Join inc." He WMl to work Imi Ilately with S persistency that showed his henrt sjsa in the misc. Two year passed as though tbey b.t.l fcen iml 'wo weeks Behold now our hero! By Ihe rrte rf his townsmen he Is magistrate of Phe liula city. Ha holds the edict which son hud no better place to go In hi time, but we certainly have The chre. however. It apparently typle.il of all of the hlatorlc Inn of the older civilization, and one wonder why the exqultltlet and learned of tha' Mm ihould have preferred uch environ ment to the elegant club and general decency of life. Va good wine. MSk' ir ami personal fr lorn known only to tboae public hostelrles- the tap loom of the rallied floor' Yet all En glish literature, from Shnkeapeare down to Dickens, reeka with the odor of the pot-house Pittsburg Dispatch Ton viiii I. ttagsl MaM I he rollnwiug paragraph appeared the other day In thr Harttburg (MO.) Enlerprlte: "The editor of thlt paper and hi ctlmable wife iMianled the pa ssnger train Thursdsy morning for Ns vnda, where they will spend several days visiting frltndt. The editor will also spend a few days at Eldorado Spring, to restore hi falling health, at he bat been aufferlng of late with ilytpeptta. caued by overindulgence m roast shost. which was served at a ban qurt given In this town recently." Prn MttMMf Manre. Heavens' i lied thi lii h i of tb firm, putting lilt b mi- to hit cart ua he entered the candy department, "who gave those girls permlatlon 10 talk?" "1 did. sir," said the floor walker. "H war the only way to kaap them fiom eating up al) the tandjr." Ilargaln figure. Mndgn The man she Is going tn marry Is a millionaire. Marjorlr Yea, and she says b Is a bargain. Tou know ha It . making a long, roundabout trip by rail But that did not satisfy the cravings of the bustlers of Henrietta. Tbey Btust have a railroad direct to St. Isiuts. to thev net aliout to get It. The bottom of their treatury waa visible, so they looked around for sympathy, and found ll In Southern Kansst, ! Northeattern Oklahoma and the In dian Territory Tbey found no money. but the railroad Is well under way I have been cnmplet of working capital, and a MMS ha been taught to needy communltle whose members have a habit of sitting around and telling what thev could on If they only had money Incidentally thee Southerner" have given in the world an example of the ' practical way to apply the doctrine of Socialism With their own hand they are didug the work for tbe nccomplltb nient of which they were too poor t" pay others. Every man who haa a hand In the tnk It a magnate by virtue of hit labor. Every shovelful of dirt he turns, every steeper he lays, every rail he places, every tplke he drives homa makes him more and more a cap italist, hut It Is share and share alike. When the hopenes of getting financial harking became nppnrent. thi men of the district hit upon the plan that htt gone twelve mllet of the i between Henrietta and success. Stock In the proposed road was Itsiird to every man who wat willing to work on the evnttructlon or give an equiva lent. Merchants, whose business wat of too much Importance to be neglected, hired MbtUtStM and put them to work with pick and shovel, sledge ami drill. Every man who la able to do to fur nishes hla own provlalont. Thote who arc too poor thnrc the bounty of more fortunate neighbor. The sky nnd tip' climate down there are friendly lo man and the open nlr It good enough to bunk In. so there Is no expense In friend that quarter. Hulls and the other necessarle for the building of a rail road were obtained on credit, bnaed on th certainty that the road v. Ill lie n money-maker, to there It nothing !r. Ihe way of these Industrious Smith , western Socialists. Their way to the connecting link between tbm and St lias from Henrietta through the flewh-markt The young lawyer rose with dignity and said: "If your honor please, there can be no question I that thl witness haa aworn falsely when he teatlfled that an ox can be recognized by his color. I was a stenographer before I became a law yer. and for two days, your honor" idrawing out his notebook) "I have , taken a detailed description of every ox that pae, th hotel, and I am pre pared to twenr us an expert that nil oxen look alike to mo." "You are ! trifling with the dignity of this court. Ir!" sternly tald tbn Judge, "and I will fine " "Hold M, Judge," said the clerk, "there hain't lieen bnt one yoke of oxen In this town In a week Old Man Henley' been a-haullng wood, and the lawyer' been cotintln' the same oxen over and orar." "Judg ment for the plaintiff." said the Judge, aud the lawyer took his depgrtura, a rudder but wl-r man. stag of the proceedings, the clown un expectedly Jumped lien Johnson utet the term "custard leap-Jack" of ona who "tn tall of a sheriff' dinner" took "hi Almaln leap into a custard" to "maka my lady mayoress and her sis ters laugh all their hoods over their shoulders." A -Ufata gM at al. Mitt Yothl Ytuiagurbl. says a New Haven correpondnt of tha World, ame with ber brother Udlcbl Yaoia gucbl. from Kioto, Japan Uotb ar j graduate uf tb Doabltha university. ' one of tbe Irsdlng colleges of Japsu The brother bat entered Yale to study conuniic and the slstar will punua tb courier In English and music In th new pott -graduate department. I.eiiclii Yanuguchl has room tn West Divinity ball. He ssld In rsply lo a question "I decided to enter Ysle. and though my parent have but little wealth, they aold mime property and gave bp the proceed i My titter Yoahl wanted me to bring her to thlt count!) to itudy. A Japanct girl ' I uaually marries. If at all. between th ages of eighteen and twenty-five. Yosbl Is now twenty. She was wllllug lo sacrifice her future In the matri monial I law to get u higher education, and so 1 gave her part of the Hi mry given to me and brought ber her. We were willing to work hard at what ever we could get to do lo help us through Yale but we found Mstttw here who have started ut well along. Through Ihe klndneu of President Dwlght and the Yale faculty my tit ter entered ber flrii year free of charge" Ml, Ysmagurhl la a rosy cheeked, fine-looking young woman. "I have entered Yale." the said, "hop ing to complete the course In Engllth snd muilc In tbe next Ave year. I im ambitious to fit mytelf for a teach er. 1 shall probably atudy languages here. too. Of muslr, I am fond. I an atudylng the piano Of tblt country I am fond. It Is a big country. Your people and their ways and costumes puzzle me When firet I rsme my pur pose wat to wear my country's cos tumes, hut to thlt my brother Is op poaed MtMtM It attract attention. I very much like what I have tbu far eeu of Yale." liikra In I ngiiali III. i ... Tlthet were nut uncommon among the Jwt, but they were chiefly con fined to a tenth part of the spoil taken from the enemy Hlahop Harlow, Sel don. slid others bare observed that neither tlthet nor ecclesiastical lienr flcea were ever heard of In the Chr! Urn church or pretended to he due to the Chrlttlan priesthood and. as that bishop obrervea, no mention Is msd of tlthet In the grand Codex of C.uioim ending In the year tl Seldon con tend! that tlthet were not Introluced Into England until lb end of th eighth i entury that I, about tb year 7m;. About the year 794, Mffa. king of Menia. gave unto the rhur.-h the tlthet of all the kingdom i Menial, to expiate for the death of Ethelhert. king of the Eatt Angle, whom In th ..ir preceding he i iiited to be mur dered. Thlt wat one way of endeav oring to appease the wrath of Hod Tithes were before aid In England by way of offerings, snd about alxty years after Offa's establishment Ethelwoif enlarged It for tbe whol kingdom Charlemagne established the payment of tithes in Franc In 771. and mad th, famous division of them Into four parts one to maintain the edifice of the church, the second to tupport the poor, the third to the blshopt. and tbs fourth to the parochial clergy. liar ratkellr SMM It la not la tbe aaying of pungent thing, or even witty thing, that chil dren liecom Interesting, and this is why ao often th gllmpset of children we have given ut are so unsatisfactory. It It the utterance of thlngt tbit hav a heart of pat hot that makes the talk of I itt I ones so wonderful. A lady, standing between two beds, at a children's hospital not long ago. upon lb orcaslon of a small ftaat. opened conversation with on of tba patients by saying: "What hav you bad. dar'" "The pleurisy, ma'am." came tha an swr "And what hat thta little girl had'" "She' had cake, ma'am." This may 1m tb sort of thing you smile at whll your throat tighten!, but If you ar a woman, th heart of love In you Is taken captive. Carinas I m., VtaMfMM li.d , pei ial in a large vault at Mlshawaka. Ind , lies th re mains of V.'ltllsm Aldrlrb. once a well known Elkhart county pioneer Hefor he died. Aldrlrh summoned an under taker and bad a coffin mad, the Ilka of whlrh was ir-ver before seen. It wat In thr abape of an L, and so ar ranged that Hie rurpse could lie In it at upon a lounge, with bead elevated. In deferrnre to hit well-known fancy for hone the walla of th vault wr covered with picture of noted steeds, an I by ih ld of tb casket were id.. I hi old boots, pip and tobao ro. To prevent grave robbery a huge ston seal the mouth of th lomli. bu! through the door, the superstitious say Mr vidrt.-h's spirit may be nigh' ly seen, gazing at Ihe pictures anl puffing contentedly at the dear old Pipe. 1 Trayer Nook Wat a I nan fori. Thl It a very remarkable curiosity, the photograph of which wat tent to Ait I iprrl llorr. Hurthe. the Frwich dramatli author, was remarkable for his selflthnets He wa so completely wrapped up In tlie toni'!oiinri of hit own Import ance as to be often strangely Insensi ble of the wants and woe of otlur Calling upon a friend whose opinion he wished to have regarding hi new comedy, he found him dying, hut not withstanding promised to read hi i piny. "Consider." said the man, "I have not more, than an hour to live." "Aye." replied Harthe. "hut till will oinipy only half t hut time." Searching Ihe Nerlplnrrs "I s'pose you got n III hie you'll let u guy look Into," tald one of the two tough voong men who bad called on the minister. "With pleasure, my young If I can be of any assistance to you .Null. I got to sec fer me- self. DIs Is tn decide a bet." Indi anapolis Journal. A "stirhnble grip for bicycle handle burs It mounted on n tuba which Is screw -threaded on the Inter ior to engage screw tbrcada cut on the outside of the bar. Why Ihr MM lo N..I Smoke. A peculiarity about blind people It that there Is seldom one of them who smokes. Soldiers and aallorn SMM1 tOtMa in smoking, und Mm have lost their sight in action, continue to smoke for n hort time but soon give up the habit. Tbey say It give them no pleas ure when they cannot see the smoke, and some have said that they cannot taate tlm smoke unless they see It. DON'T. Don't spend your money before you get it. Don't dote too much on a girl or an antidote may follow. Don't believe that curling Irons ant responsible for nil (he curly hnlr Don't imagine Ihut the dude it high er up In the scale than the ordinary fool. Don't hit a man when he's down -unless you arc very sure you can keep him dnwn. Don't waste time trying to shave yourself with the razor your wife uact on her corns. Don't forget about the performance If you would keep tlm fiieni obtained by a promlte. Don't Jaw bark unless you want the other fellow to know that you ure ut big u fool us he Is. Don't forget that the man who shake hands the hardest Is alwuy.i the hnrdest to shake. Don't Judge u mnn by bit rolallont Instead of by lilt companion. Rela tions are thrust upon him, but com panions are usually of his own aelec lion. I'hli ae i News. Mis. Snake Agalaal Nqalrrel. A correspondent of the boyi' and gills' page tellt a thrlllng itory of th meeting between a big bla k-tnake and a gray squirrel. He waa alttlng at tb foot of a tree with hit gun acron his knee when he heard a squirrel chatter ing In a small tree, near him He at once cocked hi gun and prepared to shoot. He taw t squirrel run part way down the trunk of the Ires and then scramble back again, and. after chattering frantically for n few tec ondt, repeat the action Thlt con tinued for sum time, and the hunter became to much Interetled that h rose up slowly and tried to find out what the trouble wat. Near the bottom of the tree he saw a huge hlaekanake partially rolled. lis head lay flat on the ground, but Its tall was ihruit up a few Inches In the nlr and was wav ing slowly hnrk and forth Again the squirrel ran down, this time m.irer to the ground, and then It suddenly stopped chattering and seemed to bo eyeing the snake's tall. Then It ran around the tree and p . ped out mi the other side nnd look ed at the tall from that direction. Now a squirrel U the gMSl curious of all animals, and It couldn't understand why thai tall was moving so strangely, and sn It crept nearer nnd nearer, ut tering hnlf-ttartled little cries from time to time The hiinlir saw the snake's eyes gleam, but there wat not ihe slightest motion In the body, al though the tall continued to wave. At lnt th squirrel reached the ground. Of a sudden the snake threw up I't bead, tprung almost off the ground Ml before the squirrel could move seized It In Its dreadful fangs. The squirrel'! curiosity hud proved Its ruin. an English msgazlne by the Rev W. Hallow ol I'pton Hirkenhead ' Thl! remarkable hook uf tun) Common Plgjl.' wrltet Mr Dallow, It really a tin spirit tlaak. neatly covered in morocco, and with a gilt edge. It hold ghoM half a pint. As will lie seen ! the photo, the upper end allde out, sad rk . .n n in- ' moved It : longed to a woman who wis return ing from s prayer meeting In liver pool last July, and aa he rolled ome what In her gait, tbe lady mutt bave derived no tmall comfort from the 'book.' " Trae la III An. larc wa a dancing matter, and tbe first posture matter of hit day He waa ao wrapt up In the sublimity of his art that he would not pardon lb leas: Inelegance of posture. In his let It da" be wst In very reduced clr rumstancet. and teverely afflicted with th gout A young lady, one of bis pupil, got her father to obtain Mm a pension from the king, and she wss deputed to present It to him. She ran up to htt chair, her eye sparkling w;h Joy. and put It Into his hand He Im mediately threw It from him and said. tM and take It up Mlaa. and present It to me as I taught you." She burst Into tears and obeyed. "I consent lo take It now, and tr-ank you. but your elbow wat not quite rounded enough.'' tMMMM ' Power Halloa. I ll. !.. p-.w el till ii !l!' '! ll llClng constructed for the Metropolitan Street Railway Company In New York city i will contain, the Scientific American . says, "the largest aggregation of mo- tlva power ever gathered together In i tingle plant." Most readers will prob I ably he turprlted at the statement tha tbl distinction has hitherto belonged not to any of the great mannfacturlui or Industrial eatabllahnienta. hut to ocean leamshlp. uch a tbe Cam pania and the I.ucanla. each of which ' has developed In Its englne-rolom M. mat horse-power. The New York pow er bouse will, however, more than dou ble thl record, for it group ot eleven engine will hav ah uggrrgule of 71, MSI horse-power. Corn In the field Is shocked, but when It Is made Into whisky It U shocking. A word In season to snuff-takers. At the nerves of our nostrils are to little The Hons Won.lara of ( ore. 1. The wonderful curative iprluga of Rln Shantuna 3 nnd t. The two wells at tbe ex treme of the peninsula, one bitter, tha other sweet. 4. A cold cave from whlrh blow a wind so ttrong that u man cannot stand against It. 6. An Indestructible pine forest. 6. A stone on a hilltop which glows with heat. 7. An Idol of Iluddba which sweats and which stsnrs In a temple where grass will not grow. Thr I'rlili Anawrrril. All acute critic calls attention to what he styles nu Inelegance In n leading ar il. I., of the Pilot. January t It Is that In which Hie following selltelici curs: "And Paul said: Hut I was born so." We aro sorry It Is Inelegant, but It must Bl ind as It Js; for It happens to be the exact words of the New Testament, chapter xxll., verse 2H, of tho Acts ol the Apostle. The Pilot never tries lo Improve upon the language of Holy Writ. Some nficriioi.il. when wc hsve reformed all the wrongs In the world, snd polntrd out nil the faults of all our neighbors, for their reformation. ! wa may sit dawn and revise ths New ' Testament; but It will not be this year, nor nxt year. Somewhere along about 1058 we shall Inaugurate these Import , ant reforms. llos'ou Pilot,