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P. : fii.iii.I, ti,,,ii nnl I uri' iiii l! . ,. I t Mi!fi' w.-try ,i),.,r, W f t -; i.ri.l: f'.VI . ,,ur It I f Kf"'"' l'r n i'i i.s r,. ,r ('ii lu! -htM r ; l''t 1 Ril Hi" h'nf.t, itiM t-nl, imp, An I wi'.luill tlm nL-lilnj. l it t-iel-r t'uili li ill wo lmv j-ului'J, Alin' l.y Ml:i,j,y tljln'! Tli"ii llj.i t..o chary of tlmlr prahi Wi.l uiir mi-MtH .vr ; An I )"( t iD ft uiir fault t) Hiiu'.I lif) il-f.-ct ilIi-i,tT. 'limn lmii Ii tli tt w.miI l n-t lift ft tonj Vln-r s!niii- writ thli'k to cunilr 0:ir Nt''i hilij utli, will H'Mittur flown Ahovo our pillow. I mluailn-r. Sft frlnri.l, iiri'hiini'n Imtli you an l I, I'.ro luvn U ait fDrk'lvliik', Miuul'i taki thoi-Jinii'it lvin limno lit) 1 1 ut with tlm llvlnt;. Toiluy'n ri, r"''i'il r"tml miy uvn Our hllriilinif tmir Imnorrowf j Thou, iitlti--, n't u wlmn k'ii"Ht e! Slay whet a uum fl"- sorrow. 'Tin p:vy to ho K''ti!l wlmn IutU'i itlUiiifH hIih'ip'4 mir rhtmor AuJ PHrty to dl itu t!i lo'tt Through UHunory nt vh: lo glamor. Hut wio It wr for run atel t!i(V, I',r Lovo lit at forKlvin, To ta' thu tt'ml-r It'-itMii home 11) ut! lit with tho livliii;. Lovr' Yonr IVok. A SUN BONNET. "And ho you're it new girl," askrd Mrn. Morris looking up from ler tank of looping black ribbon ; on a beu Lell lint. Sho hud Bpokon in Rueh n tone of diHapiirovul as to dicoiiccrt the uppli caut before her. "Yea, tnuni," bbo Btiimmered, "I think I hot" Sho was n great overgrown d.imscl of 16, with a crop of carroty Lair, u freckled face and n pair of pule blue eyes, characterized by an expression of bewilderment. This whs too ruueli. Her parent Lad anid slie was stupid, but the mil liner Lad not imagined Ler as etupid us this. However, cents a week was not exorbitant. "You think you bo, "exclaimed Mrs. Morris, with tho uir of a prosecuting attorney, "You mean you are." "Yes, mum," bbo acknowledged, meekly, "I are." Mrs. Morris sighed and resumed work on the ami-shell hat with sorrow ful resignation. "Go and tako ofT the kettle." sue said, and when you come back I'll give you some work over which even you cannot blunder. The afternoon sunshine was pouring iuto the diminutive milinery store in friendly fashion, glinting along the showcase, peering iuto tho boxes of plumes, touching the tips, making lovo to tho roses and bringing out quito duzzlingly all the tinsel and gilt on tho new "pattern" bonnets. At tho further end of the ahop red cambric curtains partitioned off the sitting-room, within which on a little oil-stove a kettle was singing merrily. Sunday was invariably selected by tho Brocton ladies as the most appro priate of tho seven for displaying late styles; so, as this was Saturday even ing, Mrs. Morris was very busy in deed. "What is your name?" she demand ed of Ler maid-of-all-work, wLeu that young lady reappeared. "Blanche, mum." "Blanche?" She Lad a keen sense of the incon gruous. Sho began to lnugh, and she laughed till tho tears ran down Ler plump cheeks. "Well, Blanche," she said, at last wiping them away, "run across the gtreet to Gordon's and get me a yard and a half of silesia to match tLis sample. And when you come back, take this band-box up to Miss Stella Harper's, and that paper parcel to Minnie Wood, on High street. You know where Miss Harper lives?" "Big house on hill. Oh, yes, 'nra!" "Then make haste!" The "big house on hill" was quite an imposing mansion, of red brick, bay windows, cupola and plato glass. The family consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Harper and their two children, Roy and Stella. Just now, parents and son were in dire dismay about Stella. Sho Lad engftged herself to a young fellow, a Into arrival in tho village, of whom they knew little mid liked less. Sho was wonderfully pretty, too, Stella, with Ler peach-bloom skin and spun-gold hnir.aud soft- pansy-purple eyes. Tlmy Lai fuMml dinner, mil w r toying with th;r grape, when tlm imiiiM u( lir lor.r w mint udii'il, "I miw r.iirum .SUnUy today," tin liOtitl(ld lluV, "Where, ?" (jtn utiotie 1 Kt. l!n. "l'p by tlm bii Ho wa walk ing wuli Miiuiio Wuml." "What?" oriel Steili, startled. "Tim homo-painter's il.iHlitcr ?" "V," niihttrtl Hoy, mri'mlf. "Shu's tlm only Miuuia Wood 1 know in 1 1 r t ckton." "I don't believe ill" declare 1 Stella. "Thank you," laughed Hoy. "Btii j you Hsk linn." "Vox, I nhuil ?" Then, woman iiki', contra. lictini? litTnolf. "No. I hllllil not ri'pi'ttt every Hilly ttUry I . . . ... I i. nr. 1 liuvo toO ;UUCU CoUUdcUCO 1U him for that!" Koy hhrupfjft.l Lis nhoul.loro. "A you I'lcustc Tht.ro goes the A moment lutor a servant appeared nt the door bearing a paper piircel. 'From Mrs. Morrin, Mia Stdln," hliO hiltd. "What I" cried Stella. "That mj new bonnet iu a paper bag? Id the woman crazy ? " She thruit in Ler Land and drew out a snowy cambric snnbounet with a wide frill surrounding tLo front and two long, broad string. Sho laid it down, laughing heartily, "There Las been a mistake. Send it back by the mes-tcnger who brought it," suggested her mother. "Flense, ma'utu she's gone, do clared the servant and tanifhed, "Try it on," suggested Boy. It was no sooner said than done, Stella tied tho quaint cap on Ler blonde head, and stood on tiptoe be-1 fore the great sideboard, to peer into ihe mirror above and observe tho cf-I lect. X. I "Capital I " decided her brother, with ouniuo admiration. "That lit tle lixinir is deucedly becoming, Stell." Aud it was! Tho rosy, dimpled face, with sunny love-locks tumbling over the smooth brow, framed iu by tha snowy, flaring frill, was pretty as a picture. "Keep it and weur it to church to morrow," advised Roy. "What an idea!" sho said, laugh iog. . "I dare you to !" "Then I'll do it," she docided, promptly. "Bravo that's sensible! Now won't you promise to consider what I've said to you about Stanley? Ho is the most contemptible of all existing creatures a male flirt! Ho makes love to half the girls in town, to Min nie Wood especially, and ho is only going to marry yon because you are the daughter of a wealthy man. You'ro a million times too good for him, Stella." "Roy," returned lm sister.severely, "reserve your advice till you're asked for it." And she swept away with a greot deal of dignity for such a littlo body That night Lucian put in an ap pearance,but Stella mentioned neither Miss Woods name nor her own new headgear. The next day she dressed early fo r side church and left the house by a door, taking a path through the trees. But tho nearer she came to the church, the further receded her courage. How could she walk up the aisle and sit in their front row pew in a cambric sunbonnet? When sho reached the great doors her valor had oozed out of her finger tips. All Roy had stipulated was that she should wear it to church. He had not designated the particular part of the church she was to sit. Sho could still win and remain undetected. So, instead of marching up the mid die aisle, she slipped up the side stairs into the gloomy organ loft where tho village girls sang. A few of them wero already thoro, and she stood up among them with her back to tho door. It was scarcely like Kate Desmond's, which the artist in "Esmeralda" char acterizes as "a prepossessing back. It was rather a neutral back, a sober black gown and a white, wido -frilled can. which covered every inch of neck and hnir. But the gentleman who came Boftly up the stairs and into the shadowy gallery recognized it immediately, or thought Lo did. Vii-n Si. !!' i 1ob little 1".- Iillnl I hi) lithirt, lr.t duIlM )im tiltillM jM.hiO'! ti i roiu i" low Hii'i c.iihiTVci i.i r, ho runoi forwurT u 1 to'k i.t htu! fiirlhuf liU'-k. ilrcfo 1 iu tlm height tf tin) rc Vdi I- iiu; fu hioii, with n j'tiir ot Una d.uk vt nU'I a tri'Uiiliuli uioiiturli! No otio in thJ liiilf-iill. T loft Im.l noth'i'.l tin cutrHiici', Jim In lit hit licrt l forw n l till it win don) l.i hi.lo the out! in tho thick, white utiuboiiuct. "Minnie!" Lo w h iier.l. Him fcturol ifiolctitly. Then ho ut Mill a a Ktitim. So 11 y wu rij'.hU Let him p,o on. It tt tlu;ht woinler ha Lml iniHtukeit her. Sh'j anil tho liouflf-iiuintfr' i . i . i ilmiliti r w-ru oi auont tho fciuno 1 ' 1 . .. 1 f UCigiil ut liguru. "Icouht not over to hco you l'ht night, my Urliujf," ho wcut on, lmrriJly. "I La i to ro up to Hur- I ner's on biiNineit. No. not to eo Stella her brother. You don't Mip- jioho I could really cure for her in prefereuco to you, you jealou little goose ?" And still she did not move. "Is that the new suubounet you told mo you wero gottiug ? I don't like it. It wants to keep you all to itself. There, they are going. Meet mo at tho hide door, and I shall go borne with vou ncross tho fields. That hor- rid Funbonnet! It is shutting away frora my sight tho sweetest f.icj iu Brockton!" He was gone. Tho congregation was uispersmg. oieua rose ana uurrien 1- i..ii i.. -i down, coming face to laco with Boy as I she reached tho foot. "So you came. Whero were you ? I I didn't see vou. Honestly, it's be- comiug, Stell, though hardly full I dress. What's tho matter ?" Her cheeks were quite bright, Ler I 11- It' A 1 1 eyes spanning, ner nps set in a uiuu- nous red line. I "Never miud. Come with me," she said. Mr. Lueian Stanley, standing in tho shadow of tho side door, paled visibly as Lo caught sight of the pair approaching Lim. TLo faco under tho white sunbounet. Good Leavens Stella Harper! She drew a ring from her finger as she passed him, and flung it at his feet. 'Give that to Miss Wood," she ad vised carelessly. But he didn't. With a wholesome fear of Roy before his mind, ho went out of town as fast as the next train could bear him. Aud at home Stella cried a littlo, laughed a good deal and ended by tell ing the gallery episodo with much warmth and enjoyment, "Mrs. Morris has sent up a message to the effect that tho mistake concern ing my bonnet was made by her stu pid new girl," sho concluded gaily, aud I intend to encourage that girl in stupidity by giving her a dollar when next I go to town." Saturday Night. Benefits of Animal Domestication. It is evident that mankind owes its advancement, not alone to increase of material comforts, but in another di rection often overlooked, to the im provement of its moral qualities. The economio detoils brought about by tho domestication of ammals are so varied that, as Professor Shaler writes, "they cannot bo reckoned in detail' Primitive man, when ho first made a pet of an animal, and then brought it under his control, broke away "from the old brutal way of life. This act of domesticating animals led to a higher sense of responsibility. There arose something like a divided affection, other than the natural instinct of lovo for his own offspring. This was the first development of sympathy. The man's mental powers then took a wider range. New York Times. The Monroe Doctrine in Song. "Now is tLe time," said tLe patrio tic uoaruer, "lor some one to get up a National nir that shall be distinctly American." "What is tho matter already,"asked the Cheerful Idiot, "with You Can't Play in Our Yard? '" Iudiauapolis j0U1.Uttl Bailey ripens to perfection on the sides or the Himalaya mountains up to 12,000 feet above sea level There i 110 other piuce in me worm where Jt matures ut a greater fceight than ! 'J. W 1(et- A l'RACTCH MARCH. United Statoi K us On a Thrco 0 , . Daja' Tramp, Orriccra find Men Inented by tho rxiicrU t.cu It cofitu tho government no moro to keep troop ia tho (it Id in tmn bod ies than to inaiiiUin them in garrison; it induces interest in tho profeHnion, ains them i xperienoo in taking cure of themselves, and fits ths soldier miud to thu idea that Le iniiht bo able to live iu a Mate of nature, and not in a luro hotel like a man with money and tho gout These practice inarcln s aro much indulged in nowadays by tho regular troops. Two companies of tho Twouty-third Infantry, uuder Captain Lea Ftbiger, marched from Fort Clark to tho F.ust Nueces Biver, iu Texas, lust October. Their orders wero for tho officers and men to carry the usual field equipment--Lnavy-inarching order, except knapsacks. TLreo days' rutions were carried by tbe men in Lavcrsacks, wLilo tho blanket-rolls containeil chango of under- clothing and shelter-tent. "Tho corn- mand not Laving transportation of any kind on tLe march, should it become neceshary to communicate with tho post for any purposo whatever, may do so by bicycles, tho use of which on tha march by enlisted men owning tLcm is hereby autborized," ssy tLe orders. Tho report of Captain Febiger says: "Eachoflicer and man carried three days' field rations, tho fresh vegetable portion beiug optional, which in all cases was creatlv reduced. and even more so on tho second day out; haversack, canteen, and blanket roll, tLe last consisting of one shelter . . J . . It hall (new tiatterE) ana pins, one blanket. cLanore of underclotLinir, blouse, (marched in flannel shirts), ono 1 ' pair of socks, towel, soap, etc., and additional rations that tho haversack would not hold (about ono day's), and their respective arm and belts. Tho total weight of the pack average about forty pounds, when not wet, divided as follows: Haversack, packcd, six pounds; canteen, filled, and cup, four pounds; cartridge-belt ten rounds, 1 3-4 pounds rifle, 9 1-3 pounds ; blanket-roll.nineteen pounds, All officers and men did their ow n cooking in meat-ration can and cup, Four privates and ono musician with Corporal John Reeves in charge, constituted the bicycle corps, corry ing their haversacks and blanket rolls on the haudlo-bars, and rifles strapped to tho frame. They constituted daily on tho march the advance-guard, and were ready for use as messengers and couriers. Two of the machines, be ing second hand, very old and worn gave out on tho march; the other four camo successfully through, though not of tho most expensive pattern." So much for bicycles. "There were numerous complaints of the government shoe, and they wore much worse than those pur chased outside. The new shelter-tent with the elongated rear end was very satisfactory, except that it is far from rain-proof in anything like a heavy 6hower." Indeed, no tent is proof. for that matter. Tho haversacks were rendered completely uufit for garrison inspec tion purpoBes.on account of the grease from the bacon carriei in tijem ; and in conclusion the contain savs that "both officers and men appreciated and havo been benefited by the expe rience." Harper's Weekly, Rat Versus Snake A unique rat-killing match occurred during the voyage of the steamer Ala meda, which arrived from Australia recentlv. Tho battle was between a rat aud a snake, and the snake won the fight through superior science and good generalship. Tho reptilo is the property of B. Rey, one of tho passengers, who had been touring the colonies for some time. It is about fivo feet in length and the body is perhaps an inch and a half in diameter in the middle, About two weeks ago tho owner of tho pet decided that it was timo for him to eat. A rat was caught in a trap, and then word was sent over the ship that there was to bo fun. Ihe rat-trap was taken into the smoking room and a string tied to tho leg of tbo rut, wlnl Mr. 11 j UJ ! pit brotu'lit out. Tho rut Slid tho iTptiln HilVcve l aeli othi r cu'ialy for n f.-w tumiieiit, the Mrni; on thu !.; of tb; fi.rmer be. !i, given full plsy, un 1 tlm miuKo ly .... . . . .1 .1 jng on tlm lloor witU Li heii.t i l V.U'''i tlm !e.iKt littlo Lit. Tlm rat inndit a sudden nip at Lu lirlny's head, atid im-Mie.; it, j-imped buck. Tlm sunko dodged Hlol w!.' d f..r utio In r feint. It cinmi wry piickly, Mr. ll.it miming again and getting buck to Li corner with nine- ritr. Tlm head of tlm snako began moving slowly to and fro; then liko a fin ill of lightning it shot out, and tho reptiles fangs wero fuitcued iu tho neck of tho rodent. Bound and r'iud through tho air whirled tho tpplo body, and iu ies timo than it takes to tell it the inuko was coiled about tho rat. Tho reptile did not relinquish Lis grssp on Li victim for live or six minutes, by which timo tho rat was lead. Tho snake then idowly,- coiled and proceeded to devour its quarry, lie stretched out at full length on tho floor and swallowed tho rodent Lend lirst. Sun Francisco Fx amiuer. A I'atrlotic Answrr. Just after tho war of 177G an Afr ican frigato visited Euglaud. vir crew of gallant tars had been princi pally recruited from tho fisheries, and some of them, it is to be acknowledged, did not compare favorably in appear ance with tho spick-and-span, jaunty Euglish naval seamen, for tho former were of all shapes and sizes, from " tall, round-shouldered, long-armed Cap Coder, down to the short, wiry members of the ship's company who hailed frora various ports farther south, where less brawn was to be found. One day the captain of the Ameri can ship paid a visit to the coniman.l r . of a British man-o'-war at anchor in the same harbor. The coxswain of the gig wns a great, lanky seaman, whoso back bone was so rounded as to form a veritable lump. While tLe boat rested at tho gangway of Co visited vessel the English sailors goj ered in tho open ports and "took stock," in a rather disdainful fashion, of tho occupants of the gig. At last one of the seamen on board tho man-o'-war called down to tho coxswain : "'Ello there, l'ankee ; I soy, what's that bloomin' 'ump you 'uve on your back?" k The American sailor looked np dfjd called back, quick as a shot: "That's Bunker Hill!" Harper's Round Table. A Strange Vegetable. An interesting experiment made during tho post season at the State Agricultural Farm of Wisconsin is - '" r miado tho subject of a special pape'Jj Secretary Morton, of the Department of Agriculture. Potato and tomato vines were grafted with astonishing results. Two tubers were planted in separate pots in March, and when about four to five inches high the plant was cut off half an inch from the level of the I soil and a graft of a tomato plant in " troduced on May 8. The result was that the potato, nourished by tho tomato plant above ground, produced a crop of potatoes in the pot, and also the tomato plant above ground pro duced a fairly good crop of tomatoes, nourished by the potato roots in the pots. A New Headache Cure. A medical authority says that a never failing cure for nervous head ache is to walk backward. He Btates that ten minutes i3 as long ns required to secure relief in ordinary cases. If the nerves are seriously disturbed, a little more timo may bo necessary. It is not imperative that one walk in a straight line, but that the feet aifo placed one behind tho other slowly ' and deliberately. First put the foot back, place the ball on tho floor, then settle back vipon the heel. Besides the beneficial effects in curing head ache, it is asserted that this gives great grace and suppleness to the lig- ure ana improves tne appearance -amazingly. -New York Ledger. An old man and his wife, both over eighty and paupers, were broughr"t foro a London Police Justice recr :y for habitual intoxication.