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mfi SEDALiA WEEKLi BAZOO. TUESDAY, JULY 11,1&.
THE GIFT OF A DAY. rte aibi had been dark and the winds bill. Acd s (rrxy mist ho re red shore the hill, White the floating clouds seemed hosts of snow Beariaf, the a&rels to sad fro. Abo they glowed with a rosy hue, And golden light on the script crew, And tsvs gray mist grew to crimson sheen. Flooding the hills sad the vales between. The gates of the East flew open wide. As the Sun same forth to greet his bride. And Ketui beamed to his glad embrace. As ha stooged to kiss her dewy face. The birds iang sweet and the flowers put up With thankful hearts each tiny oup. And nations knelt to praise and pray For the gift from God or a bright new day. SaraA K. Bolton A MOMENTOUS RIDE Eow Mickey Finn and the Mule Saved the Cow. The warm south wind had coaxed Tindsley's woods into putting on their new spring suit. Brown robins tripped briskly through the springing green places in Stumpy Field. Mickey Finn's lame crow sat on the fence and kept a watchful eye on a circling hawk, who bad felonious designs on Mrs. Doolan'a bantams. A venturesome frog came cut of the mud on the margin of Brown's pond and tried to sing a solo; surprised at the dismal croak that came from his throat, ha concluded that he was not fitted for singing, and went back into the mud to wait until the chorus began work in June. Mickey Finn had grown rapidly dur ing the winter. He was broader shouldered and deeper chested, and he began to put away childish things. A perception of the conventions oi society began to dawn on him. He be gan to ask himself whether there was any virtue in a paper collar. But then there would be too manifest an incon gruity between a paper collar and a red flannel shirt; and so he bridged the difficulty with a dicky. But he soon found that elegance was gained at the expense of comfort, for the collar choked him and the dicky kept slipping around so that a strip of red flannel shirt was exposed to view. His mother, while she began to know that her bov was weaning away from her, failed to see that the subtle alchemy of manhood was beginning to stir his pulses, or that a perception of the dignities of life had unconconsciously been appropriated by him. The development of brawn and muscle had no significance to her. Mickev would alwavs be her bov, were w he an Ajax in size and a Hercules in limb. But Mr. Finn took a more practical view of the evolution of little Mike. Ye needn't be so swiutilimental about th' b'y, Biddy," said Mike, one evening. "It's not that he's thinkin' less iv ye; but ye wouldn't be wantin & big lump iv a b'y like him t" be mauthering around like a babbv. I'll lave it t' yersel' now would ye? Ah. ha! but he's good fer anny o' th' b'ys iv his weight an' inches. I seen him givin' the fut t' Pat Feenan's b'y Jamesev this Chusedav's a week, an' mf m drappin' him on th' broad iv his back as aisy as you'd be turnin' a pancake. Share he's good aither way ye take him collar's elbow, side holt, or catch-as-catch-can. ' ' Mr. Finn chuckled to himself as he recapitulated his son's virtues, and his wife looked out into the gathering twi light with a, brooding premonition that these physical accomplishments of her boy would get him into trouble in the days to eome. Mr. Finn1s chuckles died awav when m be saw a man open the gate and walk up the little gravelled path to the door. He recognised the man as JackCooney, to whom he owed thirty dollars on the purchase of a cow. Good avenin' t' ye, Mike, an' how's times wid ye?" said Jack. "Well, thin, they might be better nor they are. What wid th' rheumatiz mt and the late spring I'm discouraged in toirely. How's things wid versel'. Jack?" Tm in a mighty tight place, Mike. Troth, man, I'm nearly out iv me head wid trubble. Ye' 11 mind the under taker McNtiltv! Well, me sister Mary's afther dyin' wid th' newmonya, God rest her, and whin she was sisfe fwhat did that dirtv blaggard do but he comes around p'a&ful and quite as a lamb, th' sn'akin villun. Jist whin he was goin' out iv the dure he comes back t' me sister an' says he: Mary,' says he, TU lave me caard wid ye,' says he, 'an if yer wan tin' any thing in my line, ye can send fur me. There's neer a man in mv line o' business as kapes betther goods,' says he, an' wid that he wint out. afther l'avin' his black caard on th' bed, an' it r'adin': McNuity, ch'apest undertaker in the city.'" "Fwhat did re do wid him. Jack?" m said Mike, leaning over the table to catch the reply. "Fwhat w'ud anv man do as had two fists on his arrums and two shoes on his fate? I jist went over till him. an' I thumped him till his face was like a b'afsteak, an' I gridironed his back wid th' kickin' I gev him." 'An' he tuk th' law on ye, I sup pose." "Faith he did that He had me up lor 'sauit an' batthery, an' th' Jedge fined me thirty dollars or go t' jail for v thirty days. But I got out on a nolly omethin' or other, an' I hav thirty days t' raise the money. That's fwhat I'm here for to-night. I don't want to be pressin' ye, Mike, but if ye hav' th' thinv dollars ve're owin1 me on th cow, or ye can get it by this day four weeks, I'll be much in ye're favor, so I will, plaze God." Mike ushered his visitor to the door with a sorrowful heart. When hs had closed the door he asked his sjfe how much monev there was in the stock- ing. Mrs. Finn poured the contents of the woolen safe out upon the table. They counted the money over care fullv several times to be sure that no o mistake had been made, but the most risrid calculation failed to make the total amount more than five dollars and twelve cents. Mickey was informed of the state ol affairs, and he became very thought ful. The idea never occurred to the elder Finns that Mickey would be ol any service in this financial strait, but Mickey had ideas of his own on that question, although he said nothing about them. Before going to bed he asked his mother to mend a rent in his trousers leg, and, contrary to his usual custom, he kissed his mother before retiring for the night The next morn ing he left the house before dawn, closing the door softly after him, sc that his parents were not awakened. Two hours later he had hired out as a driver on the canal at ten dollars per month. He had not told his parents af his intention, because he knew they would not hear of his entering on sueti a menial pursuit "Canalling is good enough for them as hasn't brains enough to do somethin' else: but as for my Mickey, he's going t' be ayther a doctor or a lawyer, 1 don't care which; shure th' both o' thini wears b'aver hats." As was to have been expected there was great excitement in the Finn shan tv when t he discovery of Mickey's flight mm h as made. What object he could have in going away was more than his par ents could guess. It seemed Hke a wanton desertion to his mother, al though she hardlv believed such an act ej possible, especially after his affection ate manner of the previous evening. Two weeks had gone by and no tidings were heard from the missing boy, al though he had made one trip to Hones dale, and, returning to Cooney Island in the evening, had looked in the win dow and seen his father and mothei sitting beside the old familiar table. He saw his mother s apron lifted up to her eves several times, and felt such a big lump in his throat that he had to run away for fear of blubbering. How he got awav he hardlv knew, but aftei running a mile he regained control ol r o himself, and the next morning he had started on another trip, in the mean time the Finns had been served with a notice from a lawyer that unless the thirty dollars was paid by May 6 the cow would be seized and sold. Mike and his wife denied themselves even the luxury of butter: their potatoes were simply salted, and Mike, for one long, weary week, went without tobacco, be cause, as he said: "Ivery pinny'll help t' save th" cow. If that rascal Mickev o' mine had Bf stayed home 'stead o' runnin' awa', he might iv helped a little by carryin' coal an' doin' an odd job or two. Th' Good Book tells th' truth whin it say a wicked b'y'a like a rotton tooth. It' mighty rough whin a b'y goes back on his ould man, tho'." But Mrs. Finn did not believe in the wickedness imputed to her son by hi father. She thought he would come back and explain his absence in a sat isfactory manner. When the fateful day arrived the Finns had raised twenty dollars. This sum had been saved by the most rigid economy, and Mrs. Finn had borrowed two dollars of that amount from Mrs. Donnelly, the cham pion quilter of Cooney Island. Still there was ten dollars to be gotten, and Mr. and Mrs. Finn took a sorrowful leave of the cow, for the sheriff was to some at ten o'clock. Mickey had arrived at Eddyville on the morning of the sale dav. He knew that the cow's salvation depended on him, but he was unable to get his monev until nine o'clock. He had mf been no less self-denying than his parents during the previous month, and so his wages were intact ten dol lars in one dollar bills. He carefully pinned these inside his red flannel shirt and mounted the old mule Jenny. He hud ridden the mule every day during the past month, had stolen hay for her and appropriated cabbage leaves until the animal had come to have an absorbing affection for him, or the tid-bits which he gave her. Before mounting her he fished a carrot out of his trousers pocket and stood impatiently by while she ate it Then he jumped on her back and called on her for the supreme effort of her career. Jenny had never been noted for speed, but under the inspiration of Mickey's heels she galloped along the road under the mountains as if she was being pelted with chestnut burs. The sleepy baker's mare which they passed on the road pricked up her ears and made a feeble emulative spurt, but the mule disappeared in a cloud of dust around a turn in the road. Through Wilbur ran the mule, with smoking flanks and chased by a pack of bark ing dogs, and still the boy urged her to greater exrtions. Up the hill panted the mule, and then Mickey leaned over . In his blanket saddle and whispered: Hinlv wan miie more, Jenny; wan little mile, ould girl. G'lang!" Down Kewkirk avenue they came like a whirlwind. As they swung around Brown's Pond, Mrs. Doolan tood in her doorway and cried to Mrs. fogarty over the way: "There comes that daredevil, Mickey Finn." The two watched the mule and her rider until they drew up in front of the Finn shanty. He was evidently too late, for the sheriff was putting a rope around the horns of the cow. leaping from the mule's back Miokrv left her m to graze bv the roadside. His mother mf was so pleased to see him that she clasped him in her arms, regardless of the cow, but he gently pushed her aside and said: How much monev d've want?" mf mf What's that t'ye, ye spalpeen," growled Mike Finn. Ten dollars, my bov," said the sheriff. 'Have you got it?" Come in here till we see," replied the bov. m Thev went into the shantv, and Mickey laid ten one-dollar bills in a row u)on the table. That night, as Mike Finn sat in his doorwav Muoking. Mrs. Doolan came uj and leaned over the leasee. I hear ver'e b'vMiekev kum back.' -He did that" ' "An' he saved yer'e cow." Troth, he did. But he's not proud iv th job. He says 'twas th mculs Jrunv as did it" N. Y. Sun. OF GENERAL INTEREST. REWARD OF INDUSTRY. Activity and Hard Work Kserntial to Real Greatness and Sun While industry is not itself genius those wh'; have genius always employ industry. In fact, it is the distinguish ing trait of men of genius; Napoleon, all admit, possessed remarkable genius, but ns one exceeded him in activity mf and industry. Balzac is another ex ample: he wrote in all 2f9 different works and all of his manuscripts evinced great care; some had been written ten times. It is remarkable what stress the great writers lav on induct rv. A young man asked Anthony Troilopc how to become a successful writer, and received this reply: When you sit down to write, put a piece of hoe maker's wax in vour chair." And on m his own writings Trollope spent a cer tain amount of time each day, no matter whether sick or well. His aim HI to write forty pages of -V0 words each even week. Charles Dickens also believed in in dustry as the main thing. He would take down names that struck him. and also peculiar conversation he heard while traveling. All this demanded work: in fact his recreations apen -pent in work of this kind. eeing things and writing them down. Martin Luther was one of the nui industrious men the world ever saw he published during his life-time Tot volumes: he translated the Bible into German, itself the work of a life-time. Elihu Burritt was a blacksmith, ant vet learned eighteen ancient and mod- O ern languages as well as several dia lects. George Eliot was a wonderful ex ample of untiring work. It is said sh read one thousand books in preparing to write "Daniel D&s-onda." The amount of preparation for 44Romola" was equally immense. Gladstone is a wonderful statesman and a wonderful man. One of his rec reations is to translate English 'ntc Latin or Greek into English. He takes long walks, thinking nothing of fifteen or twenty miles, and to cut down a stout oak tree before breakfast is an especial pleasure. Bismarck is another hard-working statesman. He rises earlv, and is able s to tire out clerks and correspondents with writing. The discussion of the treaty of peace with the French oeou pied three hours, and then it was seen that Thiers was completely exhausted. While he rested and slept for two hours, Bismarck went on writing his dis patches and letters, and on the awak ing of Thiers, resumed his argument, apparently strong and hearty. Longfellow made one of his transla tions during the few minutes he was obliged to wait each morning for his coffee. Elihu Burritt became a learned man by having a book before him as he blew the bellows in a blacksmith shop, Treasure Trove. W There is a certain townsnip Asses sor who valued a tract of 10 acres for taxation at $1,000. The valuation had not been changed for a score of years. At length one acre was sold to a stranger for $1,000. The following year the Assessor valued the single acre at $1,000 and the nine acres which remained in the original holder's pos session were valued at $900. The As sessor claimed that the one-acre plot being then sold for $1,000 he was re quired to valne it at that aum, but that the nine-acre plot having been dimin ished by one-tenth should be valued at one-tenth lean. Trenton Emporium. A smoker presents his open cigar case to his neighbor on his right Thanks, I don't smoke." He then tarns to his neighbor on the left 'I don't smoke; much obliged." His wife whispers in his ear: "Are you going to offer one to the captain?" ".No, love; he smokes I know he does." Cir man at Work An able speck-ulator alwaya "spots" the right atucil Wm Haven Paris has a population of 2,500,000 rats, and still our girls say it is lovely there. Albany Argus. No wonder the world turns upon its own axis, when you reflect upon the quantity of oil there is lubricating it Dayton Journal. At a sale in Paris the other day a splendid dish of the rare old Rouen ware fetched 304. It was twenty inches in diameter, and was beautifully painted with cupids and flowers. The Augusta (Me.) Journal says there is a man in that city who points with pride to a willow tree two feet in diameter at the butt and on one of dsn principal streets, which his father stuck in the ground after using it as a rod over his back. A man in a car on a Maine railroad thought that he felt a bug crawling on his neck, and grabbed for it. Then there iraaa srivani. and the man found himself clutching the back hair of a woman who had awl fitting behind him with her back to his. --.V. 1. Sam. Joseph K. Shullx. a well-known farmer of LsUsWswter County. IViim. . has jut completed sales of his tobacco crop, showing a total yield of three hundred and sixty dollar per acre for last e:ir. The census makes Lancas ter the richest agricultural county in thf V mon. Chicago Tribute. The jewels reeently made in Ger many for the Emprcs ol Japan are aaial to consist of a diadem, a necklace and several bracelets. Her diadem contains six hundred diamonds, nine of which are very large. The central stone weighs nine carats and is valued at twenty-five thousand francs. A judge at North Yakima. W. T., in a recent case in which the right of a foreign-born woman to sit as a juror was questioned, held that if the hus band of the woman was a citizen of this country, the woman acquired the same status as that of her husband, and was, therefore, qualified to vote and sit as a juror. In his attempts to trace the wild origin of our cultivated plants, Mona. Alphonse dc Candolle, the well-known botanist, suggests that wheat beans, Indian corn and some kinds of peas can no longer be found anvwhere ex- - cept under cultivation. Their seeds are easily destroyed and these plants in the wild state have disappeared in consequence of the attacks of the vari ous enemies of plant-life. N. Y. Ledger. Old Mr. Rice and young Mr. Farm er, of Wilson, X. C, quarre'rel, and a the old man advanced threateningly the young man pulled a pistol. They were separated without harm being done: but a few minutes afterward Mr. Rice said to a friend: "I think it i coward lv in a voung man like that to mf draw a p;tol on an old man like roe, and I tell vou I am road about it" mf With these words the old mau gasped aud then fell dead. S. Y. Sun. Miss Parloa is a plucky woman. At one of her cooking classes, lately, something slipped and boiling watei ran over her hands. The pupils cried out; the lecturer did not change a muscle. She sprinkled the burns with soda, bandaged them with her hand kerchief and went on with the lesson, her hands swelling into puffy balls of pain before her hearers' eyes, but not distracting her from her lecture, or causing a moment's stoppage in her running tire of jok-1 The wisdom of careful boiler in spection was recently demonstrated verv strikinglv at Chicago. The boil ers o three large propellers, all belong ing t j one line engaged in the lake ser- ice, were tested by the Government officials, with the result that only one of the three was found in good condition. The boiler of one gave way at 110 pounds and that of the other at 120 pounds pressure. The former was built in 1878 of 17-3J-iron, and the lat ter in 1880 of 9-lti-inch iron. Boston Budget. A brick of ashes and cinders is now being manufactured in San Francisco. Cal. The Examiner says: The result is a brick of unusual sol id it v. hand- m some in appearance, of a roost durable character, and made entirely without burning or baking. All manner of ex periments have been tried with the bricks in the way of subjecting them alternately to intense cold and heat, but without any injurious effect. The best quality have even been boiled for hours without cracking or showing anv O O m igns of dissolving." A clergyman, dying, left a widow and two daughters. One of the daugh ters was an invalid, and the other un dertook to provide for the little family. Hearing a number of housekeepers re- I grcttmg that they could not have nice j fresh cakes for breakfast, she called on I her friends and took orders for muffins. I for the making of which she had a good recipe. The muffins were brked and j served promptly in time for breakfast Her orders increased, and she now has a large establishment and a comfort able income. Harper's Bazar. A SLUGGISH LIVER ! Can-.-, the Stomach and BowrU to haaaaSS dis ord rfd and the whole ytem to suit' r from t tttthtjr !o all atick .- assaa Liver Regula tor give prompt re if "For some time sat mj liv. r had been oat of ord-r and 1 felt generally good for nothing. I vaa induce to try Stmt n Liver Regulator. Ita ciu a quick and through and it impa't-d s I risk ani vigorous feehos It is sn eicel eot rrmdy " J. K. Hi land, M'.nroe. Iova. Kith an, I i . Jo. 27. 1S I am a praetieing phytic tau at this plac. and find "inions Liver Regulator H be excellM M giving tone totoesjateiu std regulating the liver." B. C Klbkb, M. !. SV9-OXLY (.LIIM Hs iur 7. atamp In red sn fr nt of rapoer. J. H. JSeiLiN , Philadelphia. Pa. Pro riet n. Pa ee, $!. 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