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Tli'" oil lmrnl fr;-an in the Mn rt Has not tiro jMtnly pi!. I ni'd pit Tin- new (Hies li.tvr hut, oh, tlio invert OU tuiiin it j',ny nilh hmpuiji lilt! "'J lie Il. i i) 'lliai Once Tiinmdi Tnra'n ".Tim I 'rim" iiinl "Anriij Laurie," too And, nnM'i-iii it i I ii'.e ("il!, Tut1 old times rise fur inc atnl you. "Then You'll Remember M," it i.laya A n i i Mniinlit our memories ) link Tliruiih all the dead yuuV im-llinv h:ic, itli fiiiiicnt i;hini' aliiiitf the track. And then we n-e tin? KiasH grown streets, Tlie orchard (rlmniinir in the un, Whl'I' (TOlirtiTIK bees Mck out till' sweets Ami shadow o'cf the grasMti rim. n ohn Tnorws a w R" by na?.r qkke hjlpinc. g 1 T will nut In; tlio least use for 1 1 1 tn to come, undo, ;is I liavo (irmly resolved not to marry a lieu man: tnat is, one bom Mich; If a man yet his wealth by Lis own exertions, it is quite another tiling." ".My dear," f;aM Mr. Bagstock, rather dryly, "if you had said that you hail ro Holv.nl not to marry a man solely for his riches, I should call it a very sen sible decision; hut, as it is, I can't nay a groat deal for its wisdom or justice. I happen to know n mimher of most excellent men who have the misfor tune to be rich, as well as some of quite the contrary description, who don't own a hundred dollars' worth of property, and never will." "True, unde; and I don't deny that there are many worthy people anions our rich men. What I do say is that the sons of rich men are generally the most useless and worthless portion of the community. Just look around our own circle, for instance, and tell me if you can find one, cursed with a rich father, who is not utterly bankrupt in truth, energy, self-reliance; in fact, everything that constitutes truo manly .worth!" luito ernon s , soft, dark eyes sparkled, and the rich color in her cheeks grow brighter as she uttered those words. Mr. Bagstock smiled as he looked upon her glowing countenance. "Unfortunately, there is too much truth in what you say, Kate, l'.ut. though right in theory, you are wrong in fact. John Armstrong has been i brought up to work. His father put him in his couuting-room as soon as he left school, giving him the duties and salary of the lowest clerk in it; and, though he was only promoted accord ing merit, he worked himself up to the position of head-bookkeeper. Mr. Arm strong then took him into the firm, giv ing him a certain share of the profits, lie is a young ma:i of excellent prin ciples." Certainly ought to know that, uncle," said Kate, turning her head away, with an impatient gesture; "I have had John Armstrong's manifold perfections dinned into my ears over since I can remember. I am sorry that you have to go away at this time; but as Cousin Jane is with me, we shall get along very well, I dare say." "I hope that you will not only receive him kindly. Kate, but do your best to make his visit pleasant; if not for his sake, out of respect to the memory of the father that so loved him. You know he has never seen you, and may regard the idea with as little favor as you EC0U1 to do." 'j ' On the evening of the same day on which the above conversation took place, John Armstrong sat alone in his counting-room. There was not a sound In the warehouse, so busy and active through the day; his clerks had all "pone home, but he still lingered, though it was considerably past his usual hour for leaving. He held a letter in his hand from Mr. Bagstock, stating "that his niece and ward, Kate Y ernon, had now reached the age of eighteen, and, as it had been the wish of both his father and hers that their meeting should not take place before that time, he deemed it r.dvisable, as an act of justice to both, that it should not be delayed further." John Armstrong's brow wore a thoughtful and perplexed expression, lie had loved and revered his father nbove nil human beings, and felt haw r-nercd was his dying wish that he would form the acquaintance of his friend's daughter before committing himself elsewhere. And yet his heart revolted at the thought of being thus fettered in regard tVa step upon which Lis lifelong happiness depended. Motherless and sisterless, his heart Lad often yearned for the joy, the sym pathy only to be found in the compan ionship of a loved and loving wife, but he had been so often smiled upon by scheming mammas and ambitious daughters, whose only lure was the re port o! his sreat wealth, that he had grown a little cynical in regard to women. lie wanted to be loved for Limself alone as what man does not"; "The rich merchant may be received rladly," he muttered, "but would John Armstrong's self meetr with so much .Atvor in her sight? Ah, well! we shall tee." "Mr. John Ani'-f. I - -? 7 - . At. "I We ( tic f!,i"-h of merry ryi't; We ce I lie dc.im lit old tune x.iiilfn; And, m- tlie old tiini' iiMifcit1 il.i . We live n'niii (hi' ol'l time w Inlet. Wo w ilk tin- pattiuiV in tin- lane, And I'.iy iliraiii in vi? um-,1 to tiic.'l, l'nr mi tlie lii'pluii: olil retrain 'i hi' olil times foiiio to lid1 aain. May! Old ham ir'.in in tin street! l lav rvrrv simir vi um'i to Mint, Ami ii-t our heart lit r.uieiire I a t Willi each glntl memory they bring. I'lav, in Jour halting, larelii way. 'I lie line olil tunes that s"ltly tell Of every Cod made happv day In lhoe olil tunc we love ho well. V. 1). Nc-I it, in Baltimore Arneriean. 13! err") The stately stranger bowed pro foundly, first to the fair speaker and then to her companion. wln.o lovely countenance looked still lovelier from the brighter blushes that mantled it as he fixed upon it his admiring gaze. "I am tony to undeceive you," he said, smiling, "hut, unfortunately, 1 have no such claim upon your favor as that name should give. Unfortunately, in more senses than one," lie added, gallantly, with another bow to Kate. "My name is John Thomas," he con tinued, handing her a letter. "I am but an humble clerk in the establish ment of which Mr. Armstrong is the head. lie gave me thf letter of intro duction to you, and also commissioned me to express his regrets that the im perative claims of business should ob lige him to postpone a few weeks the pleasure he has so long anticipated." Miss. Vernon seemed to take this an nouncement very coolly; hut not so with her companion, whoso eyes looked still brighter from the scorn that she made no effort to conceal. "Mr. Armstrong seems to be entirely devoted to the art of money-getting," she said, with curling lip. "Mr. Armstrong is as devoted to his business as his father was before him," was the rather grave response. "Let us hope," he added, with an other bow and smile, "that he will ere long find a more worthy object for his devotion." The terms in which the letter of in troduction spoke of its bearer insured him a very cordial reception, while his pleasing and gentlemanly manner soon placed him on a friendly footing with both ladies. Hut. though polite and at tentive to his fair hostess, he seemed from the first to bo instinctively drawn I . toward her cousin, Jane, who on her part, received his advances coyly in- deed, but with evident pleasure. Some pleasant works passed weeks which flew all too swiftly to at least two of the trio, and with whom admir ation ripened into friendship, and friendship into love. Oili Gay, r.s tlie happy pair were seated quietly by themselves Miss Vernon having considerately with drawn into the back parlor they caugh'' a glimpse of Mr. l'.agstock de scending from a carriage at the door, whose return had not been expected until the week following; upon which Jane manifested considerably more agitation than her lover anticipated. "Don't he alarmed, dearest," he whis pered, pressing fondly the little trem bling hand in his; "I will make it all right with your uncle." "Yes, but, dear John," she said, hur riedly, "do please step into the back parlor, and let me explain matters to him a little before he sees you." Somewhat reluctantly John obeyed, disappearing through the folding doors into the adjoining room just as Mr. Bacstod: ev.tcrcd. The customary greetings over, Mr. Bagstock regarded his niece with both a vexed and amused expression. "So it seems it is you that has got the mitten," he said. "I had a letter from Mr. John Armstrong, declining the honor of your hand." "If he had waited a few days he would have been spared the trouble," said the young' lady, with a look of of fended pride, "as I happen to have chosen for myself, as every one ought to have the privilege of doing." . "So has he, it seems. And of all women that it should he your Cousin Jane?" "Cousin Jane! Why, where could he have seen her?" "Why, here, to bo sure. Hasn't he been visiting here the last three or four weeks?" returned Mr. Bagstock, staring. "No, indeed, uncle. His high mighti ness didn't consider me of sufficient importance to warrant his raking so much trouble! lie sent one of his clerks, Mr. John Thomas, who, I do assure you, uncle, is a most agreeable and excellent young man " "Who can speak for himself," eaid the individual, alluded to, walking out from the back parlor. "Why, John, my dear boy, how do you do?" exclaimed Mr. Bagstock, shaking him cordially by the hand. "I didn't got your letter until yesterday." "Are you acquainted with Mr. John Thomas?" said his niece, looking from one to the other with a bewildered air. Mr. Bagstock now began to have cn inkling of the truth. 'T -en rr. o'trht to be, well acqualat- cd Willi John Thoi:.:i5 Ara:s:o:-.i:" . snld, uniling. "I'uru'lve ine tlih deception, dear Jenny," v.hi-pcrod John, as he ihev" the aston!sh"i ii- t- his ML-. "1 wanted to be miic that my wife 1 ivc 1 m' for myself alone." "There will have to l.o a mutual for giveness," rc-pon-lc I the 1. niching mid blushing girl, as she raised her head from her lover's shoulder; "i.iy mime not being Jenny, but Knte! I, too, wanted to ho sure of your love." "I hope you are both satisfied," said Mr. Ilagstock, ih soon as his merri ment would allow him to speak. "I am sure you ought to be." Neither John or Kate made any ver bal response to this, but they looked perfectly contented. Kate married the rich merchant, John Armstrong, and the happy years that followed proved the wisdom of their choice; but she often declare "that the dearest and sweetest name to her is the one by which she first began to know and love him, that of John Thomas." New York Weekly. HCW A MAMVOTH DIED. Drtt-rlntioit of a Mound-il An'onitl In t!ie St. lctiTljuk-g Munrniu, An account is given in Nature of the mammoth which has ho:i mounted fjr exhibition iu the Zo (logical Museum at St. Petersburg. , The animal, a young male of rather small size, was found buried under the Siberian tundra, and was photographed at various stages In the excavation. Dr. Otto Ilerz, leader of mi expedition organized by the St. I'etersbur Imperial Academy, took the photographs, and some of thesa have been presented by Dr. Salensky. director of the Zoological Museum, to the British Museum; two of them ara reproduced in the article in Nature. According to the general report pub lished by Dr. Herz, he began to exca vate the specimen from the front. In this maimer he soon discovered tlie two fore limbs spread widely apart, and sharply bent at the wrist. Pro ceeding backward on the left side he unexpectedly met with the hind foot almost at once, and it gradually be came evident .that the hind limbs were completely turned forward beneath the jody. Dr. Her;; then removed the skull, and found the well preserved tongue hanging out of the mandible. !Io nlo noticed that the mouth was filled with grass, which had been cropped, but not chewed and swal lowed. Further examination of the carcass showed that tlio cavity of the chost was filled with clotted blood. It is, therefore, natural to conclude that the anim.1l was entrapped by falling into ?. r.o.o, ana siuv.'my i."m iron ttie uiirsiing of a bio d v. . -i n;ar tiio heart while making an cl ort to extri cate itself. As shown by the recent re searches of Dr. Tohnaischow, the ice surrounding the carcass was not that of a lake or river, but evidently formed from snow. It is tints quite likely that the mammoth was quiody browsing on grassland v.diich formed tlio thin cov ering of a glacier, and fell into a crev asse which was obscured by tlrj luos? earth. Tlio Vomituin of Ve.utTi. Like pretty much everything else, this matter of having children has two sides to it. As a great many chil dren are failures and an children are the joint product of horruily and envir onment, both elements preponderantly under parental control, it would seem more sensible to say that there were too many people undoriaking parental responsibility instead of too few. And further, parenthood has many cares and sorrows and exasnorations. Still, when all is said, how many persons who found themselves childless at forty-live have boon able honestly to I congratulate thentsdvc;? Children have a ucio as an assurance against destitution and loneliness in old age. They are satisfactory to the vanity for family immortelity. But more than these and nil other advan tages Is the advantage of prolonging one's life. Growing children will keep any proper man or woman young in spirit and in mind, will retard the de velopment of that sour yet complacent cynicism which curses old ago both for one's self and for those about one. The man or the woman again, the right sort of man or woman -who has children drinks every day a deen draught 'at the fou-ain of eternal youtu. Saturday i.vennig t'osr. Ver I'ass Ii:stnr. The work of the recruit in? station for the United Statrs army in Pitts burg for the month of August indicates that high standard is r -v, lired of the men who carry musket", in Uncle Sam's service. Of those who applied as re cruits tweniy-nme were enlisted., six declined to enlist after successfully passing the examinaiion. while twenty fivo were rejected. Of those who were enlisted twenty-seven were Americans, orv an Englishman and oru a German twenty-six were white and three col ored. Of the 13') applicants only twenty -one were auens. Iwonry-nnic men were rejected for drunkenness nineteen for impaired vision, eleven because i they wore aliens and r.au no papers, ( eight for poor physique, six for doubtful ago, five because t'AT were minors, three for bad teeth, and one because he was married. Pitts burg Press. CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT. il i ATI " Sv ik .v. r , C'y nr.ur.DiTY. Little Willie in a Homier, So his parent ,. Tliis to May awake all ni;;lit Ami want to sleep nil day. Likes to t'xercisi1 his hinjjs, hoop it up ami pi ill ; Makes mure iiuisc than uiic folks J j At a game id hall. Willie's brow is very hi;h; ilhe's hair is thin ; Willie wants to be the b,)?s Of nil his kith ami Lin. Yet his fatln r's vrrv proud Proud as he can be As he imininii , ''1 nlks nil :-.y that buy taku alter mel U'ashuiL-t.):! Star. CIIABLES CAKKOLL'S BBAVPBY. There is one episode In history which made a great impression on me the first time I remember hearing about it. and that Impression has not been lost or even become fainter in the years that have passed since. II happened in July, 177(1, when a roup of men, the representatives of the American people, were gathered to gether about a table, signing their names to that great work known as the Declaration of IndependiT.ee. Among the last to come forward was a man from Maryland, and after writ ing his name, Charles Carroll, one of the others said to him, "If England ever gets us in her power we are sure to be hung as traitors. But there are other men in the colonies by the name of Charles Carroll, so you have more of a ( hance to escape." For a moment there was silence, then farroll picked up the pen and after his signature wrote the words: "Of Carroll- ton" the only man in all those fifty six to tell the name of the town in whichMie lived. Other things, perhaps, of far more importance to the world have taken place than when Charles Carroll wrote the name of his town after Ids own. but the remembrance of Ids unselfish ness and bravery will ever be treas ured in my mind as an evidence of those qualities which I most admo'e. St. Nicholas. INDIAN LEMONADE. The sumac shrubs, whose reddening foliage and pyramidal du.-ders of crim son fruit are a conspicuous feature iking our country roadsides and in neg lected fields in the late summer and throughi ut the autumn, have a West ern cousin which goes by the unusual name of Indian lemonade. It is a sturdy looking bush, with stout, leath ery leaves, resembling in texture those of the well-known India rubber plant of our homes, but smaller, and bears amidhe foliage small clusters of flat- tish berries, which are coated with a sticky crimson skin. ' This covering is as sour as a lemon, and if some of the berries are allowed to soak awhile in a vessel of water the result is a very pleasant, thirst-quenching drink. The Indians of the arid regions where this sumac grows discovered long ago that this, in default of ice, was a good waj to make warm drinking water palatable, whence the popular name of the shrub and of the beverage. Chil dren, with their omnivorous appetite ILemcsiadle for wild provender, are fond of munch ing the ripe berries, though one would think the acid dose would make their little jaws ache beyond bearing. Phil adelphia Kecord. A FISHING ADVENTURE. Upon one occasion in Northern Mich igan I was trout fishing in company with a veteran timber cruiser, a man who knew everything about the rough bush life. In time we reached a bend in tne stream wnere a lot or sma 11 lotrs had jammed during the spring freslu My comrade unconcernedly venture upon the logs, and before I could fol low by some mischance he steppei si ,1 II n n ;sl '.,v vu.-i upoii a loose one and Instantiy di -appeared. Had I not been Linking at him It Is likely I should have Imagined he had crossed and gone into th" I rtish r; (Mi the further side. M;e !-;.; of all the mass was rolling and a hand showed nt one side of It, Tod.ivt acov and seize the hand occupied u-ry fc seconds, but to my horror I eo'ild n pull him up through the narrow spai through which he had slipped. To si-t a foot upon the log either side the open ing and shove with all strength v.-as the only hope. For seconds I clung to ihe wrist and strained mightily. Slow ly the logs separated and up he came till ho was able to twist upon his stom ach across a log. Half drowned as he was lie had not lost his nerve. "D'V- don't let 'em squeeze back on me!" gasped, and a moment later he was on his feet. Most men would have weak ened then, but ho was iron. He had swallowed a lot of water, had been cheek by Jowl with an awful death, yet ho had no idea of proving false. The logs were slowly slipping further apart and I was standing like a certain large gentleman of Ithodes. and unable to stand much more spreading or to spring to either side, while of course to slip into the water meant to enter tlie trap he had just escaped. In a few seconds he seized my hand and one quick haul carried me to firm foot ing. The logs at once closed like a gi gantic trap. When we reached solid ground my comrade almost collapsed, and for half an hour he was a very side man. Later he said: "I held my breath as long as I could, oaleulatin' you might try to get me, an' pardner. I'll tie turn. I reckmr never forget that little I was in a mighty tight place." Edwin Sandys, in The World's Work. , BIG THINGS, OF TIITS WEST. In Southern California the vegeta tion is often remarkable for its size. At Santa Barbara is a grapevine which covers several hundred square feet, says the Scientific American, the vine itself resembling a tree, said to be the I .A ' v SrECIMEX OF A OALTFOltNIA roirK largest vine in the world, though t is open to doubt, for some of. the oK. vines of Spain are of enormous size. Tlie Eastern heliotrope grows in the form of a vine reaching twenty feet upward, covering the fronts of houses, in some way resisting the frost, ii at all protected by overhanging roof A In the city of Pasadena a potato, wjMcli was trained to grow upon a trends, assumed the form of a lusty vino over twelve feet high, producing an extra ordinary number of potatoes. Some of the photographs of fields of pumpkins taken in the fall in South ern California might well be consid ered open to suspicion, so numerous are the productions. One pumpkin ex- , hibited in Los Angeles was so l,v' that a calf was held in the in' Another colossal pumpkin rais 1001 weighed two hundred and . pounds, and when dug out after jack-o'-lanter fashion afforded a play-'' house, for the rancher's littlaaughter, if we may judge by the picture. In the old days California pears were famous all over the civilized world for their size, but to-day this reputation applies to all fruits. Strawberries grown there are sometimes so large that three or four would ill', a plate Sweet potatoes are often mnmV four feet in length. Influence of I.aml. The development of the high:.: of manhood involves the eond.-'um.'io; of the majority to a rr.de and laborio life. But such men can be pro!;' gated from generation to general only so long as they remain in th. rural environment. In the cities generation occurs. Here and vigor is transmitted through st , generations of city-bred men, nt in individuals, who maintain thv,T.C'o . ily name and standing. The tendency is to degeneration, and the mans yield.- tc the tendency. The result is seen in the slums and the potter's field The-r-w men who dominate the c!ti -s at t in America-are country-bred. Francisco Chronicle.