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l'Lam'a ml tj (ti Dm iiMtnntfi'i and nilft i on ln plitlii t )it cunt you bi-.ir Um tiiuslo In tho ruin, ruin mtii 1 I' f tlm summers with tli rosnt rd kiii whlt It's a ilri'iua f you In daytime and a lullaby at bMlit! !nln swsjr, It nlny day I 'Iluutid tlrt hearth the children p'AJi Aii'l I'm dreaming, Irftiinlnnr, dfcniiilui Of the Dielodiei of May ! The Mdes, sad sentlimls that point the stars la vain, Are dri;iluK, driojdnir, dripping with the llvnr beads of ruin ; Irtt what caro wo for weutlmr-ooeVi a-shlver In the coM, When the hearth at home li tlu.lu and the lambs are in the fold? Kuln away, lla'uy day! Round the b(rtli tho children play And I'm dreaming, O I'm drcumluK Of the nmlodhs of Muy ! Frank L. fctauton In Atlanta Constitution. MARGERY'S SECRET. Henry Fleet, tLe blacksmith, Lad a cozy little house iu Newburg, which he called his bird's Dent, It with ten good acres attached, had been in the Fleet fa mil fur three generations. The one Bon had always followed tho occupa tion of the sire, as though they were born to the business. Harry had a pride in his work, and to those friends who had a larger ambition for him he was wont to say, "I was born a black smith ; I like it, and will remain one." In his bird's nest nestled his wife Margery and his little son. They were the joy and light of his workday-life. For a number of years Ilarry had been a very happy man, but a cloud bad gathered in the sky, and at last it movod along just over his cottage.and there it obstinately stood. lie had stood as bail for an old friend who was in danger of losing his liberty iu consideration of certain liabilities Tho friend had lurched him. 1 Margery knew something had gone wreng. Hfc tried to keep tho whole trouble to himself, but tho shrewd little womau managed to ascertain his secret trouble. "You see, Margery, I don't mind. I can work for you and the boy well enough, but the homestead, there is no help for it; that must go; and it Las been in the Fleet family ever Biuce it was a wilderness." Harry told her the responsibility. Said he, "Old Squire Mitchell has paid it, and I have mortgaged the place. He has given me several years in which to redeora. it, but he might as well take it now ; I shall be no bet ter prepared to pay it then." Harry went to work and Margery to ruminating. She had always been able to adapt means to ends, and sup ply the meanB, too, if necessary, for a wise little thinking cap she was in possession of. She spent the after noon in endeavoring to plan a method of relief, but it crept away and she felt tired and defeated. It was supper-time. She heard her husband's foot strike the graveled walk, and at the same time she was struck with an idea. She put his sup per on the table without a word, and instead of sitting down with him as nsual, said: "Do you mind looking after the baby awhile? I want to run out." A neighbor came in soon after and asked for Mrs. Fleet. , "She has gone out a moment," he replied. "It must have been her I Baw going into Lawyer Knowles' office a moment ago," said the neighbor. Harry did not reply, but he did not like it. Youug Knowles had once boen a suitor of Margery's. A little waverings at first in his attentions, for he was a shrewd young fellow, acute in his profession, and in personal matters looking always to the main chance, and Margery bad no fortune but her face, though there was a ru mor about the time of her marriage that an uncle in a distant part of the country had loft her property, more or less, and her relatives there had made it appear that she died in child hood, and had taken possession of it themselves. But Knowles had lost his heart to her so effectually before this report that he had proposed, and had fien unhesitatingly rejected, much to tho astonishment of himself ami Ilarry Fleet Margery was an orphan, and lad been reared by Harry's kind parent, and from continued association with him lad learned to rea I his big leurt no well that sha know who reigned queen in it long before ho had Courage to tell her. Ho really never could hob why itho had preferred a plain mint liko himself to ouo whom hu consid irud ho fiuishod iu worldly gruces as young Kuonlca. Ho Harry did not liko what transpired, and though too sensible a man to get jeuloiir at a trifle, ho was not a littlo perplexed when his wifo in add no mention of her biisinesi out on returning. As the weeks went by ho came to know of her calling there at other times, and once, on coming home earlier than usual, ho met Knowles at his fcato corning out. At heart ho had perfect faith in his wifo, but fortune had bo gun to wrack him on her wheel, and a matter that ho would hnve thought littlo of a few weeks before, now had tho power to torture him. Ho was grieved to seo that his wife' manner toward him was changed. It was not trouble ; sbo uever spoke of their approaching loss, nud he often found her singing, merry as a lark, but there was no longer porfect confi dence between them. There was something she was keeping hid, ho thought. And Margery did have a Hocret, and kept it the old adage to tho contrary notwithstanding. Finally the day arrived on which tho date of the mortgage expired. Harry's face had a set look. Always in tho way, ho thought, when arouud the bouse, watching Margery while deftly clearing up things. Everything she touched yielded like magic. This morning 6he was unusually skilful, and not a trace of regret whs there iu that sparkling face of hers. Ilarry was woefully cast down. His clouded face seemed a reproach to her. He had not raised tho money, and could not ho said The squire offered him an extension of time; ho would not havo it ' "It is of no use," said he, "and we may os well be over with it at once. The little place is not worth more than the money you loaued me. I will make you a deed of it, and you may write that the mortgage is satisfiod. " He produced pen and ink, looking all the time like a man about to sign his own death-warrant Then baby was hustled unceremoniously back into nis cradle, ana Margaret unlocked a littlo drawer in her husband's desk, producing a package, and placing it before the squire, asked him to count us contents, it was Jonncl to cover the whole amount for which her hus band had given the mortgage. "It was t left me by my Uncle Heth," explained Margaret "Lawyer Knowles was in need of all his shrewd nesa to straighten tho matter out, but I paid him a round sum for his ser vices." Harry called himself a slow man, anu it did take him some time to get the better of his amazement. He had barely succeeded iu comprehend ing the whole, as his wifo turned from the door from whence tho squire had made his exit Then, for the first time, the little woman brokt down. She threw herself into the strong arms that were ready to receive her. "Oh, Harry! how could you how could you be jealous of me ? " He answered not at all, but held her as one of her own iron vises. Pres ently he fell to kissing her hair, fore head, cheeks, lips, and looking up, she saw what she never seen before on tho cheeks of her Vulcan were two round big tears. Harry did not go to tho shop that day, and baby got sadly neglected. It was several years ago that this event occurred, and Harry's bird's nest is now called "The Dove-cot" by the observing neighbors. Some National Characteristics. I have never seen this statement successfully controverted: The first thing a Spaniard does on founding a colony is to build a gallows; a Portu guese, to build a church ; an English man, a drinking booth, and a French man, a dancing floor. New York Press. Chamberlain, South Dakota, has an artesian well which throws 4,000 gallons of water a minute through an inch5ipo. SLue II al 1 at In Africa. Writing about tin development nf Africa, in tho Century, Henry M. Htinley dc'cnlx a sluvo raid as fid lows : As wo approached tho Fulls wo saw that the river banks hud been drp.p ttUted and tho villages were in allies. We passed dead bodies floating iu the river. Canoes were standing on end like lollo'ved coluiuiiH.croails of fugi tives were afloat, and hiding among the reedy islands. These wcro all signs of a general tcrror.but wo could get no information of its character. Vague idoiis of an invasion from homo savage trilio camoiuto our miuds, and now and then wo hud a misgiving thut there in ui I bo Arab slavers in tho neighborhood. Continuing our ascont, on tho third day wo camo iu sight of a huge Arab camp on tho l ight bunk, and before very long wo discovered that the Arabs of Nyangwo (Livingstone's farthest point), having heard ttio most exag gerated reports of our successful descent of tho Congo in 1877, had husteaed after us to reop a harvest of ivory and slaves. They had been too MtoeeHsful. Over 118 villages had been destroyed below Stunley Falls alone, a rich piuuder of ivory was in their camp, and sevoral hundred slaves, old and young, were herded like goats and heavily fettered in the slave-pen. It then appeared that whilo wo had been negotiating with tho negro chiefs along tho river, mak ing roads, building stations, and haul ing steamers overland, tho Arabs of Nyangwo had been coming down tho river, laying tho country wasto. We had at last met, about fifty miles be low the falls. A glanca at tho scene of tho camp was suflicient to reveal what a future awuitod the Congo valley had we not conceived tho project of opening the river to civil izing influences. There was not a moment to lose. We had no author ity to open fire on the miscreants. They were subjects of the Frinco of Zanzibar, who was a protege of Eng land, and to plunge into hostilities with them might possibly involve us it serious complications. But whilo we dared not use force, we believed that by continuing the same system w had found so successful with tho native chiefs, wo could check the au dacity of the slavers by our mere presence among them. After some days spent in cautious and friendly negotiations with the Arabs, wo wero permitted to establish a station at tho Falls, and after seeing it well advanced, we turned the prows of our steamere down-river toward Leopoldville. Locomotives fur Russia. The entire cargo of twenty Baldwin oil-bnrning locomotives has been load ed on tho British steamer Turret Bay, and will steam away from the Fort Richmond piers on her long voyage to Novorostisk, a Russian seaport on the Black Sea. The engines are among the largest ever built by tho Baldwin Locomotive Works, weighing 97 tons each, nnd have special fire boxes for burning petroleum. Tho tenders hold tho oil instead of wood and coal. Five of the tenders will be carried on deck, nnd the shippers have so much confidence in the Turret Bay's stoadiness and stability even in the most severe weather that they consider them as safe stowed outside as in tho vessel's hold. The pnssage will be straight across the Atlantio to Gibraltar, and thence through the Mediterranean to tho Black Sea.over 5,000 miles in a direct course. The steamer will be obliged to make several stops for bunker coal, which will lengthen the passage. The locomotives, which are the first built in this country in many years for Russia, are for tho Trans-Caucasiarl Railroad, and are peculiarly adapted to mountainous eountrios. The bal ance of the order twenty engines will bo shipped immediately. Fhila delphia Record. Another Sninslmp. "Hannah" asked Mrs. West, "wherfl did all those broken dishes coma from?" "I dropped the tray of indestruct' ible china. Ma'am," answered Hannah meekly. Detroit Free Press. In Russia yon must marry befon eighty or not at all, and you mai marry only five times. Inaction In Dmt. A correspondent in tlm'fribna h t;ikeii intens,! interest ill tho duller uf infection from dust which las been rnutumiintted by t !i p'i .mi 'f tuber cular disease,, SolilO ol the best- known physicians iu New Yolk dis cussed this nubjcct recently, an 1 all agreed that it was necessary that card (should bo taken in all places fro ipx ntod by consumptive; pati nts to destroy the tubercular infection iu the dust of such places. Tho reader already referred to writes to the Tribune to know if this tubercular infection in dust can bo destroyed by tho use of sulphur. One of the leading physicians of this city who was consulted on this subject says that sulphur when properly ap plied, is one of tho most powerful and effective agents for destroying infec tion. In order to obtain tho most thor ough results tho walls of tho infected rooms should first bo washed down, and tho w indows and all cracks through which air could escape, such as cracks around doora.sills, keyholes.chimneys, eta, should bo carefully sealed by fastening strips of paper over them, then when tho sulphur is burned the fames aro retained. At least twenty four hours should elapse befjro tho furncs ard allowed to escape by tho admission of fresh air. Tho sulphur fumes should bo as dense as tho thick est smoke in order to be completely effective. Of course all gilt picture frames and bright metallic articles should be removed beforehand, as othcrwiso they would bo discolored and practically ruined by tho sulphur. This physician says that if sulphur is used in this way tho infection in tho dust ought to bo destroyed. New York Tribune. An Austrian Samson. Joseph rospischilli, a convict re cently imprisoned in the Austrian Fortress of Olen, surprised tho whole Empire by his wonderful feats of strength. One of his tricks was to add a fifth leg to a common table (placing the useless addition in tho exact centre) and then balance it with his teeth while two full-grown gypsies danced on it, tho musio being fur nished by a violinist being seated in the middle of tho well-balanced plat form. One day when tho prison in which this Hercules was confined was undergoing repairs, ho picked up a large carpenter's bench with his teeth and held it balanced aloft for nearly a minute. Since being released from tho Olney prison, Pospischilli and his cousin, another local "strong man" named Martenstino, have formed a combination and are now starring southern Europe, performing all kinds of startling feats of streugth. . Among other things they have had a 30-foot bridge made of strong timbers, which is used in one of their great muscle acta. This bridge is the oddest ever constructed, having two living piers -Pospischilli acting as one and Mar tenstine the other. Besides support ing this monstrous structure (weight 1,806 pounds) upon their shoulders, these freaks of superhuman strength allow a team of horses and a wagon loaded with a ton of cobble stones to be driven across it ouo each hour in the afternoom when exhibitions are being given. New York Advertiser. 1 he Disappearance of a Hog. Some six weeks ago a farmer ot Benton, Ky., lost a fine fat young bog, weighing about a hundred pounds, and the most careful search failed to Bhow nuy trace of it, or how it had disappeared. About the samo time a high "wind upset the farmer's straw stack. During the six weeks that elapsSd since the disappearance of the hog tho stack of straw has gradually been removed, A few days ago the last of the straw was turned over, and what aeemed like the shadow of the lost Bhoat was found beneath it The pig was still living, but it weiged only twenty pounds. Careful attention brought it round, and it is said to be all right again now and fattening up well. New York Sun. A White lUilnoeoros. A mounted exnmple of the white rhinoceros from Zulnland has been exhibited in Loudon. Two specimens were brought to England two years ago from northern Mashonaland. These are the only two localities now known for this creature, which formerly abounded in the Cape Colony, J'oi t and Soldier. The Miet Hullj.-ht To ntiitc a iiiUi.'n' .a, Tl, soldier r.uH Tj rll.t a ii.tUu' wr n, Wh. Ii of IU Unit) Illd wi rllilext lnurel win? lint for tltn "iijf The soldier 1 nut t--u ! Krnlik I,. Mantua, i! t'M ouors. Unfortunately many of the bitter pills of life are sugar-coated. Business is business when it doesn't pay and poetry when it does. If you wish to be considered a man of "great shakes" contract fever and ague. Tho first lovo and tho first shav ro two things that only happen onco in a man'a lifetime. Lffie Jack, papa says wo must not seo each other any more. Jack Shall I put out the gas? Sometimes tho world seems very small especially when it comes to pnying that liviug it owes you. A Now Jersey man lias patented a stovo that explodes at ten o'clock at night He has four daughters. Reggy Westend Did you ever dine at tho Van Nobbs? Tom Do Witt No, but I havo often been thero to dinner. A disagreeable old bachelor snys that tho only time a womau does not exaggerate is when she is talking of her age. It is said that dry goods clerks make accommodating husbands; they get into the habit of being obliging, and keep it up when at home. Spanish General Why do you let tho rebels defeat you? Colonel I couldn't help it, general ; they got to the telegraph office first. Whyso This physiognomist says that aggressive, impulsive people gen erally have black eyes. Knowso If not at first they always get them later. Tarott -Do you think that Hen pock conld ever keep a secret from his wife? Wiggins-Well, I'll bet 'that ho never lets her know what he thinks of her. "What is the reason that the top drawer of a boarding house bureau will never either open or shut?" asked the newly arrived guest "Possibly answered her friend, "it is due to the quality of the board." Jaggs I called him a liar and then, seeing he had a shotgun, I turned to run. Braggs Why didn't you with draw the charge? Jaggs Couldn't get at it The doctor's boy withdrew most of it with a pair of tweezers for ten cents. First traveler While in Afjica I faced two lions, .a tiger and three elephants in the same jungle, and I'm filive yet Second traveler Huh, that's nothing. While in Texas I spoke to a girl that three Mexicans were in love with. "I'd like to hear you play the vio lin, Mr. Tillinghast," said seveu-vear-old Tommy Dillingham, who wag entertaining the caller. "But I don't play the violin, Tommy." "Then papa must be mistaken. I heard him tell momma that you played second fiddle at home. "Every experience of your life, my friend," 6aid the solemn-faced visitor at the jail, "is for you to make the right use of it. Utter no complaint Bear your punishment in silence. Take things as you find them." "I alius do," said the dejected vagabond bekind the bars. "That's how I got here." A Rough Road. The gun carriage that survives the test given it before its acceptance by the ordnance inspectors of the Ger man army need not fear the emergen cies of an actual campaign. Near the arsenal of Mandau, a track has been built, covered with all sorts of ob stacles. It is in imitation of bad roads at one part, is crossed by a ditch at another.and there are realistio imita tions of mountain passes and ravines. The motive power is a cable, to which the gun-carriage is attached and then started through the ordeal, officers running alongside and noticing the behavior of the carriage under diffi culties. New York World.