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THE COUNTY PAPER
HrHAVESrOBT b BOBTNI.
OREGON,
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MO
THE HOOTS OF THE It OSES.
Tho leaves aro fading ana falllsjr,
Tho wind are rough and wild,
The birds have ceased their cilllnfr,
But let mo tell jou, mj child :
"Though day by day, as It closes,
Doth darker and colder grow,
The roots of the bright red roses
Will keep llvc In the snow.
.And when the winter Is over
The boughs will get new leaves,
The quail tomo back to tho clover,
The swallow back to the caves;
The robin will wear on his bosom
The vest that Is bright and new,
And the liveliest wajslde blossom
Will chine with sun and dew.
'So, when some dear Joy loses,
Its beauteous summer glow,
Think how the roots of tho roecs
Are kept alive In the snow.
MISER'S LIFE IX EVAI)A.
"Whoio hov you bon this time o1
tnlehtP" ho crowlcd, showing his teeth
llko a wild nnlrnal. "A pretty tlmo fur
an honest gal to bo prowlln' round tho
country."
Ho enmo near to her, raising his arm
us if ho would strlko her, but sho looked
him Bteadlly and defiantly in tho eyes,
"It's no matter, I'm used tolooking
out for mysolf."
Then, in a sudden fit of rngo, ho pick
cd up a gnarled manzanlta stick and
struck her. Its aim was sure. It hit
her cn tho shoulder, and tho blood
oozed through her thin calico gown. Ho
looked at her as if alraid to speak. Her
faco turned deadly palo, whilothored
blood, slowly dropping, stained her
lrcss. A look of hatrod flashed in her
eyes, then sho turnod.oway silently, and
-wiped off tho blood, wiillo ho went into
iha npxt room, as it alraid to meet her
sazc.
Tho next morning she wont to her
work as usual, but ho sneaked off down
town beforo sho was up.
"Harry's Liz has struck a good streak
to-day," tho miners said, as sho found
an unusual quantity of dust; but sho
never heeded nor answerod them.
Dick Beech sauntered down about tho
usual tlmo in tho afternoon:
"How does it go, Liz?"
Sho vouchsafed him no answor.
"L!z, what's tho matter? Sulks to
dayP"
Still no answer.
"Don't bo hard on a follow. It's so
confounded hot I wanted a sight of you
to refresh mo."
Sho lifted her eyes for tho first time
and looked at him with a peculiar,
searching expression, and answered:
"I should think you could find re
freshmcnt nearer homo. Nanoy Brown
Is good enough lor somo people to look
at."
"Oh, jealousy, thy namo is woman!"
ho laughed. "Why, Liz, your llttlo
finger Is worth hor wholobody. But
you know," ho continued, stroking his
moustache, "a fellow has got to havo
somo fun."
"I could smother you, or kill you,
Dick Beech, if you wero false to me. I
supposo l'mnotgood enough for tho llko
of you; but none of them will llko you
.any better, Dick."
"I wish you didn't .havo such an aw
ful temper."
And prlvatoly, Mr. Richard Beoch did
think ho was too good for poor Liz
Byrnes.
"What is that stain on your dressP
It looks like blood. Has anybody hurt
youP"
"No," sho answered, looking away
from him. "I only fell down on a stone
. and cut myself."
"Liz, If it wero not for your father,
wo would bo married."
"Yes," sho said drearily.
"But I never could stand him."
"Tho knights Hugo read of stood ev
erything for tho ladles thoy lovod.
' Thoy killed giants, overcamo dragons.
T.'hoy wero strong to stand ovorythlng,
and, Dick, thoy would havo waited pa
tiently, with bravo hearts. Poor old
.Dad would not troublo you. I am
proud ot him. You don't know him as
.1 do."
"In tho nineteenth century, Liz,
(.knights are not as plenty as blackbor
rlos. Tho Round Tablo is a romanco,
:after all."
"But," sho said, earnestly tho color
mounting into hor cheeks llko tho rosy
-Alplno glow over summits of tho moun
tains in tho oventido, "pooplo don't
need tp fight battles with thoir hands,
Hugo says. Tho beasts aro In tho heart
wo must conquer. Sometimes I feel as
'If a Hon wero caged In mino, and it's
ihard work to keep him quiet."
"Life is long enough without so muoh
troublo. I will soo you again."
Liz nodded "G)d-byo" ohoorfully,
-.and hor heart wasJlghtor as sho went
homo In tho ovenUg. Tho cabin was
doserted, no slgnapf hor fathfif auy
whoro, but sho htcd a firianCltrled to
'cook an ovening moal, and being tlrod
irom her work, sho laid dcwnon hor cot
and fell asleep.
When sho awoko it was dark, and tho
moon was shining in hor faco. Sho
ookod out of tho door, down tho long
alslo of pines, but ho was not thoro.
USho was thoro for hours, it seomod, until
at last sho saw tils familiar form ap
proaching. His gait was vory unsteady.
Liz roso, and said to him:
"Don't cross. Go up to tho bridge"
But ho answered her with an oath,
and stopped on tho narrow, inolosod
iflnmo, which was Just tho width of a
plank. Liz started to go to him, but
ho waved his hand wildly, commanding
hor to go back.
Hor heart boat fast as sho watched
with strained oyos through tho darkuoss
and saw his form swaying from ono sido
to tho other. Ho roaohod tho middle
Sho breathed moro freely. Ho stopped
and commenced gesticulating. Throw
ing his arms up, ho missed his balanco
nnd foil; and Liz heard n sickonlng
sound as ho struck tho rocks bolow. At
last sbo scroamed nnd scrambled down
tho steep declivity as rapidly ns possi
ble Hor cries reached tho oars of a
parsing miner nnd ho hastoned to tho
spot nnd peered down into tho darkness
with his lantern. Liz was sitting thoro,
helplessly, holding hor fathor's head on
hor lap and beseeching him to stop.
Liz wrung her hands, but sho could
not cry, nnd hor oyes burned liko flru.
Tho miner obtained assistance, nnd thoy
born his lifeless body to tho cabin, and
proffered flielr rudo help, but sho pre
ferred to bo nlono.
Sho crlovcd for him passionately,
mourned becauso sho could not tell him
sho forgavo. Hor pan lay idle In tho
corner; monoy was eo llttlo to hor that
sho had no lnccntbo to work; still, un
less sho roused horsoll sho must starv6.
So sho started out ono afternoon, moro
with tho secret hopo of seeing Dick than
with any other object. Sho looked white
nnd worn, a moro shndow of herself,
walking in tho sunlight llko somo poor,
lost soul, out of placo In tho world. Sho
sat down on tho bank, but n familiar
whistlo startled her which brought tho
color to hoi chcoks.
"Hollo, Liz," ho exclaimed; "you
havo crawled out of your holo at last."
His faco had an uneasy expression.
"I thought I wouldn't disturb you," ho
said, half apologetically. "I could not
do nny good, nnd I hato funorals, nnd
such rotninders. Now, Liz, whf.t nro
you going to do?"
Sho looked nt him earnestly, but ho
turned away on protenso of plucking a
cluster of manzanlta berries that hung
abovo his hoad.
"I well " ho said, stammering,
"tho fact Is, I'm too poor, Liz. Wo must
wait for a tlmo still."
"I can wait Dick."
Ono morning Liz went down town to
obtain somo supplies, for Dick hnd sent
her somo monoy as a present by a boy
that day. Sho saw knots of men gath
crcd In tho street, discussing something
excitedly. Sho wont Into a storo and
asked,
"What is tho mattorP"
"Thoy just took Dick Beech up to tho
calabooso for stcalln' Long Tom's
pilo last night, who lives abovo you,
and they nro going to try him right off.
Better go down to tho court houso."
Sho turnod nway and followed tho
stream of men, women and children
who wero running toward tho largo
wooden court houso. Tho jury was
ompanolcd; tho men constituting it of
course wero miners, and their looks to
ward tho prisoner nt tho bar did not
tend to rcas3uro him. Liz stood in tho
back of tho room, whito as marble,
llstoning breathlessly.
Long Tom shuflled up, attired in his
Sunday best, and appeared as uneasy us
a young barrister wrestling with his
maiden speech.
"Waal," ho bogan, "I just handed
over tho dishes and truck, lor Topsy,
iuv dnwg, to lick, when I thought of
somcthin' I wanted down town; so Holt
my pilo in an olo sack under tho bed,
somo lumps and pieces of silver, 'bout
a handful, I reckon. I was gono just
'bout no hour. When I camo in tho
bag was in tho middlo of tho floor.
took It up and shook it. It was empty
as Job's turkoy, and I'd seen Dick
Beech sulkin' 'round thar a whllo beforo
and no ono olso was noar. I'd know
that silver this sido of Halifax, 'cause I
cut an X, my mark, on tbo lour bit
piece"
Liz stariod, and looked nt tho monoy
In her hand. Thoro was the mark, ill
out and jAggcd, but plain as day. Sbo
closed hor fingers tightly over tho
piecos, and a fnintness camo over hor.
Sho staggered, caught hold of a bench
noar, for now sho mow Dick Beech was
a guilty man, a criminal, and sho lov
ed him.
Long Tom doscondod from tho stand
with n woll-satlsliod air. Tho attornoy
for deiense spoko a fow momonts, ovi
dontly as a matter of form, for his ar
guments wore weak and lamo, showing
his spirit was not in tho work. The ju
ry roturnod and rendered their verdict
of guilty. Tho judge said:
"Prlsonor at tho bar, tho court has
found, when a man is guilty of thoft, ho
should bo hanged by tho nook until he
Is dead."
A hush fell upon tho crowdod room,
and they looked intently at tho prisoner,
Dick lifted his head, looking haggard
nnd appoalingly toward tho crowd, as
If seoking sympathy, but thoro was
nono lor tho guilty in all thoso upturned
laces, lseioro no coma ropiy, uz
pushed hor way through tho crowd, and
6tood beforo tho judge, who regarded
her stonily. Two bright spots burned
on her cheeks. Sho looked straight at
Dick as sho spoko, and tho people lis
toned brcatlilossly.
"If Jtploasos yom honor, I am guilty"
sho sold, proudly, looking steadfastly at
Dick. A gloam of joy and rcllof passed
over his countenanoo. Tho color dlod
from her faco. and a weary look camo
Into her oye:r
"Does tho man rocognlzo this?" sho
said, huMlnrr out a low dollars In her
hand.
Tom camo forth. "Yes," ho said,
joyfully, that's my mark. I could swoar
to it."
Diok covorod his faco with his banc's-,
and would not look at her; but hor oyes
nover left him, looking at him as If sho
could sqo through his cowardly soul
'I am willing to die, judge, only lot
it bo soon. You shall havo tho rest.
Only let mo speak onoo to tho- iunocent
I gentleman."
Groans of derision burst from tho
crowd. A boy throw a stono which
struck hor, but sho stood thoro as if sho
had been a carved statuo, nnd did not
utter n word.
"What you'vo got to say, say quick
ly," commanded tho judge
Sho wont to Dick nnd whispered to
him. Ho tried to kiss her hand, but sho
snatched It quickly away, rubbing It, as
if his touch contaminated It.
Yon willfindcvorythlngln my cabin
to-night," sho said quietly to the judge
"I linvu nothing moro to say. I am
guilty."
Dick Booch walked out nf tho room a
frco man. Ho was pitiod and praised,
whllo sho was reviled by ovory tongue,
and ho did not say 'a word in dofenso ot
her. Sho meroly glanced at him, but
thoro was a world of lovo, misory, dis
appointment and reproach In that singlo
look.
Thoy mitigated tho sentence, bocauso
tho was n woman; but many long yoars
Liz Byrnes oxpintod Dick's crimo in tho
Novnda jail. After hor term was scrv-
cd, sho wont back again to tho old log
cabin on tho hill, an outcast, an object
of scorn to nil tho pooplo; a mnrtry, a
saint, to tho nngols abovo.
It was winter tlmo, nud tho rain do
scendod from tho heavens in solid
sheet?.
Liz sat with hands folded, watching
tho storm; but sho was not afraid,
though tho wind threatened to blow
down tho crazy old shanty at ovory
gust. Through tho storm somo ono
was boating his way to her door, aud
as a fiercer blast blow it open, It drove
a man, with dripping clothing, into tho
light.
"Tom," sho asked gently, "what do
you want hero?"
"L'z," ho said, hesitatingly, "won't
youshako hands with me? lknowall.
Dick Beech is'djin' down at tho tavern,
Ho's told us," ho said, wiping a sus
piclous molsturo from his oyes. "You're
an nngcl, L'z, which wommen folks
ain't often; but if over thoro was ono on
nirth, you're that ono, Liz Byrnes. Ho
wants to see you Moro ho pegs out tho
scoundrel."
Sho hastily throw an old shawl around
hor shoulders nnd followed Tom. At
last thoy reached tho saloon. It had
seomod hours to Liz, who throw off hor
drippings, and went into tho room whoro
ho lay dying slowly.
"L'z," ho said, feebly rising up as
sho entered, "I know you would como
to me .Don't look at mo so. It was
that look that maddened me It lias
haunted me," ho moaned, falling back
on his pillow. "Only say that you will
forglvo mo. I have told them all.
would scarcely know you, you nro so
changed. May I kiss you ouco, L'z
for I lovo you," ho said, looking at her
wistfully.
Sho clasp3 her hands In his, while a
light, bright as tho halo around tho
head of a saint, shone in her face
"Yes, Dick, I forglvo freely frcoly,
If you will only live! I don't carolor
thoso years, for my life was not meant
to bo liko other women's.
Tho wind swopt around tho houso liko
tho wail of a lost spirit, nnd Dick held
her hand in his, and smiled peacefully,
for ho was too l'coblo to talk any more
As morning nenred, tbo storm dlod
slowly away, tho cmbors faded into
nsli q.'ictly nway. His soul was sum
moned boforo a higher tribunal. Liz
sat thoro, motionless, by his sido, through
tho long day, praying in hor heart for
death to bo moroiful unto her.
Paying For His Whistle,
Not many yoarj ago, when a lofty
building was on tho point of complotion,
tho mason was in tho habit of whistling
to tho laboror who attended him when
ever ho wanted a, fresh supply of mortar
and, as tho scaffold on which ho wrought
wp.s rather small, this occurod vory of
ten during a daj's job. A joiner, who
was fitting In a window Immediately
underneath, noticing Pat answer duti
fully to ovory call from tho mason,
thought of playing a trick on him by
Imitating tho whistle, nnd thus brought
him up with a hodful of mortar when
thoro was no room for it. Tho mason
told Pnt that ho had not whistled, so ho
had no other altornntivo than to trudgo
bar-1? with his load. This having occur
cd'tho rjilrd tlmo during tho day, Pat
thought ho would watch and soo whoro
tho whistle camo from. Ho had not
watched long with tho hod on ills shoul
dorhen ho heard tho identical whistlo
underneath whero ho stood, and loaning
oveiv ho saw tho hoad of tho joiner pro
tnuuYjf out of tho window. Pat, with
out mvo ado, omptled tho hod right
over thV whlstlnr's hoad. Tho joluor
yollcd iqd sputtered whllo attempting
to oloar "jlmsolf from tho ndhosivomass;
nnd, in iho confusion, hoard Pat nbovo
shcllng at tho top of his voice: "Whis
tlo when you want somo moro mortar.
Apple AKringue Ptc Stow andsweot
on juloy nlples whon you hnvo pared
audJccd Mom; mash smooth and sea
son with nutmeg or stow somo lemon
pool with tLom and romovo when cold;
till your pans andbako till dono; spread
over tho apples a thick morlnguo, made
by whipping to a stiff froth tho whites
ot threo eggs for oash pie, swootenlug
with a tablospoonful of powdorod sugar
lor each ogg; flavor this with roso or
vanilla; boat until it will stand alono
and cover tho plo three-quarters ofnn
inoh thick. Sot baak In tho ovon until
tho morlnguo Is woll sot. Should it
color too darkly sift powdorod sugar
ovor it whon cool; cat oold. Peaches
aro ovon moro dollclous when usod In
tho same manner.
Whon a Now .York man pops tho
quostlon ho now says, "Lot's consolidate"
ir.
swtxnuitSE.
It lovo were what the rose Is,
And I were like the leaf,
Our lives would grow together
In sad or singing weather,
Blown fields or lljvrerftil cloies,
Green pleasure or gray grief;
If love were what the rose Is,
And I were like the leaf.
If I were what the words arc,
And love were llko the tune,
With iloublo sound aud singlo
Delight our lips would mingle,
With kisses glad as birds aro
That get sweat rain at noon;
If I were what the words aro
And love were like the tunc.
If you were life, my darllug,
And I your love wro death,
Wo'd shine and snow together
Ere March made sweet the weather
With daffodil and starling
And hours of fruitful breath;
If you wcrcltfc, my darling,
And 1 your lovo were death.
If you wero thrall to sorrow,
And I were jurc to Joy,
Wo'd play for lives and seasons
With loving looks and treason?,
And tears ot night nnd morrow,
And laughs of maid nnd boy;
If you wero thrall to sorrow,
And I were pago to Joy.
If you wero April's lady,
And I wero lord In May,
We'd throw with leaves for hours,
And draw for dayswlth flewers,
Till day, llko night, were shady,
And night were bright like day;
If you wero April's lady,
And t wero lord In May.
If you were quceu of pleasure,
And I wero king of pain,
We'd hunt down lovo together,
l'luc): out his llylng-fcathcr,
And teach his feet a measure,
And Hnd his mouth a rclu;
It you weroquccnot pleasure,
And I were king of pain.
PRACTICAL SCIENCE.
Npiricr'H.Miitcrmil InHtlnct
An English naturalist, whllo preserv
ing nnts nnd spiders in bottles of aloo
hoi, met with a touching exhibition
that caused him to forogo lurther ex
perimcnts. ilo wisueil to preserve n
largo femalo spider and twenty-four of
her youug ones that ho had captured
Ho mit tho mother into a bottlo of
nlciuol, and saw that after a few mo
ments sho folded herlcgs upon her body,
and was nt rest. Ho then put into tho
bottlo tho yonng ones, who, of course,
manifested acuto pain. What was his
surprlso to soo tho mother arouso her
self from her lothnrgy, dart around,
and gather hor young ones to her
bosom, fold her logs over tliom, ngain
relnpso into insensibility, until nt last
death camo to her roliof, and tho limbs,
no longer controlled by this matorual
instinct, reloasod thoir grasp.
Ntoel lor Iron.
Tho substitution of stool for iron has
mndo another stop in ndvanco, and it
would seem in n serviceable direction
from tho account given in the English
Journals. Hitherto the metal work of
ordinary driving carriuges has bton
wholly iron, excopt In thoso instances
whero tho partial introduction of stool
takos tho placo of any additional orna
ment. Tho journal relerred to states
that at ono oitho London coachbuilding
establishment's carriages nro now boln
constructed wholly of stool springs,
tiro, frnmowoik, &o.;andit is calcula
ted that tho saving in woight will bo
nearly twonty-llvo por cent., with
possibly nn improvement in somo ot tho
results In luturo tho ndvnntogo for
supporting wear and tear in this case
bolng, it is claimod, equal to that in tho
case of railroads.
IIcl;ltt of Iho AtmoHp'icro.
Scientists vary much in their boliof
regarding tho probablo height of tho
oarth's atmosphore Not many years
ago tho general idea placed it at loss
than 100 miles. Somo investigators
havo roached as far as 250 miles; but
now comos Prolessor M. Landour, nf tor
sovorul years of study and investiga
tion, who places tho dlstanco at not
les3 than 22,000. In corroboration of
his calculations ho shows somo what
consluslvely that tho holght at which
meteoric mattor bocomos incandescent
on approaching tho earth is far boyond
tho dlstanco horotoforo assigned to it,
and therefore thoro must bo an atmos
pheroat that groat dlstanco to pro
duco tho incandescences. His theory is
also strengthened by tho boliof of other
ominont scientists, who attributo tho
nccoloratod movomont and tho revolv
ing of tho moon around tho oarth to
tho influence of this extended bolt of
atmosphoro. Othorwlso, thoso gentle
mou olaim that tho moon would revolve
as do othor planets around tho sun.
Miynlologlcul CliunjfcH Accord
ing to uneN.
Medical authority is no iv protty gener
ally ogreod In regard to tho fact of tho
Important physiological chango inducod
in tho human economy by a chango of
climate as from tomporato to tropical,
and tho roverso especially in rospect
to tho peculiarities of respiration, tho
pulso, tomporaturo of tho body, kidneys
and skin, aud weight aud strength.
Thus, in tho matter of inspiration, tho
result of many oxporlmonts shows that,
in tho tropics, there is an incroaso In
tho capacity of tho chest for air, with a
decreaso of tho number of respirations,
from which it lollows that tho lungs,
unaltered in slzo, contain loss blood
and moio air in tropioal than in tompor
ato climates, tho blood bolng in par
dlvortod to tho oxoltod skin and livor, It
Is caloulatod that, in a tropical cllmato,
tho lungs ollmlnnto less' carbon, to tho
extent of half an ounco In tho twenty
four hours, than in tho tomporato zones,
honco, in hot countries, tho dlot should
bo less carbonacoous.
A Kew Alloy.
A now kind of material, or alloy, has
recently como into uso for a variety of
purposes. It is described as consisting
of a mlxturo ot threo sulphidos, thoso
of Iron, zino nnd load, with puro sul
phur, tho mass obtained by tho union
of theso elements having tho proportlo3
of bolng vory easily fuslblo nnd of ex
panding on cooling, besides possessing
n certain amount of elasticity, and re
sisting tho action of tho atmosphoro and
of most chomlcnl roagants. Thoso
qualities adapt it to a groat variety of
uses, It Is assorted among othors to
tho jointing of mctnlllo points for tho
convoynnco ot water or gas. Tho ex
pansion of tho nlloy ns it solidifies does
nway with tho laborious calking of tho
joints which Is necessary to rondor tho
ordinary load packing tight, nnd its
scml-motalllc character gives it great
superiority ovor tho putty and cements
which sometimes takes tho placo ollcad.
A variety of tints may bo imparted to
tho substanco, such ns stcol blue, bronze
green, golden, or silvery, although tho
normal color Is n dark gray.
iflnrcli Kvciilii;; Hit'.
Venus will grow moro brilliant till
Mar. 27th, then reaching her highest
position north. Sho will pass Saturn
near tho 2nd. This is no indication of
her truo plnco, only that then sho comes
between tho earth and Saturn. But
vciuis is rcnlly approaching very near
tho earth, which is shown by hor
brilliancy. Tho moon will pass the
wholo every !1 d and ! th. If tho ob
server will watch Venus, tho position of
Neptune enn ;bo fixed as Venus will
pass Noptuno tho 23d. Venus will bo
near tho north sido ot tho zodiac, whllo
Noptuno is south, of tho ecliptic nnd
moving South. Noptuno , can bo scon
only with a toloscopo. If tho major
planots of our Solar system can not bo
seen with tho cyo, what folly to call tho
many stars wo can soo aught but bril
llant suns? Tho moon will roach
Uranns tho 11th; Mars tho 2Gth. Mars
can bo soon ns n rod star In tho constcln-
tlon Capricornus. Venus will really
pass Uranus tho 2Gth being in tho
constclation Los. By tho close of tho
niont lithe Sun will set, followed so close
by Jupitor, Saturn, Noptuno nnd Venus
that thoy can just bo seen boforo thoy
disappear bolow tho horizon.
E. J. Couch.
Duration ol Life.
Ktw York Times.
Tho duration of tho lil'o of man has
been n subject of discussion for agc3 in
all civilized lauds. Life seems, nud is,
indeed, so very short to thoso who can
really. enjoy It, and who aro anxious to
achieve something, thnt thoro is a nut
ural longing in tho human family for its
extension. Quacks, charlatans nnd ad'
venturers have always taken ndvantago
of this deslro and turned it to their pro
tit. Cassanovn, St. Germain nnd Cag
liostro traded extensively on it, protend
ing to havo lived lor centuries, and to bo
immortal. Tho elixir of lil'o and tho
fountain of perpetual youth woro myths
of tho Middlo Ages, and appealed to tho
credulous long after. Men of much
learning and raro sclcntitlo attainments
havo had faith in tho potential longevity
that lias never been attained. Builon
declares that ovory person who docs not
dlo by accident should turn his bun
dredth year. Hufeland, tho eminent
Gorman physician, contends, Jn his re
nowned "Art of Prolonging Lifo," thnt
It may reach two hundred years. So
vory llttlo Is known of tho laws of hu
man being and continuation that their
possibilities suggest endless and curious
speculation. It is by no means improb
able that In this era of scion title progress
and discovery, certain momentous truths
may bo arrived at, which shall bo tho
means of lengthening life It is alto
gether rcasonablo to suppose, howevor,
that tho raco lasts as long now as it has
over dono, if it docs not last longer. It
is a natural tendency of tho averago
mind to regard tho past as superior to
tho present, although whatover wo know
of the Kosmos teaches us that things do
not improvb backward. The many ac
counts wo havo of extraordinary lon
gevity lnanoiont, nud oven in later days,
must bo rocoivod with largo allowance
for most of thorn aro plainly falsehoods.
Pliny's story ot mon in tho rolgn of Ves
pasian who lived to bo ono hundred nnd
thirty-livo nnd ono hundred nnd forty
must bo sot down with tbo nvermont
about Henry Jenkins, dying in York
shire, England, somo two centuries
since, at ono hundred and slxty-nlno,
and of Thomas Parr going tohisgravo
at ono hundred and fifty-two. Thoy
aro obviously gross exaggomtions, hav
ing llttlo moro foundation in fact than
Ilarnum's advertisements that Joico
Heth was ono hundred and sixty-one,
whon nn autopsy proved hor to bo not
over eighty. Thoro havo boon instances
of porsons staying on this planet for ono
hundred and ton or ono hundred and
twolvo years; but thoy aro a vory select
fow, and havo hardly ovor bocu verified.
Tho utmost limit of ascertained llfo
soems to bo ono hundred and six to ono
hundred and eight, and vory rnroly do
thoy who aro crodited with suoh ago
actually reach it. Man usually claimed,
uwlth his supremo ogotism, to bo tho
longest-lived of animals. But tho pike,
tho crow, tho olnphant and cortaln
spooles ol tho eaglo aro reputed to out
last him.
"A Texas papor spoaks of tho lato
Goorgo Eliot as a vory giltod but vory
immoral man." To which another pa
por roplles: "Yes, poor old follow, ho
had his weakness; but as a pugilist ho
stood unrivalled. England will not soon
forget his Mill on tho Floss."
Tho son of a clergyman was dollvor
iug n collego valodlotory, whon, In pull
ing out his handkerchief, ho pullod out
a pack of cards. "Hulloat" ho said,
"Pvo got on my fathor's coat."
LITTLE FOLKS.
A Scotch boy Intorrogatod his mother
as follows: "Mlthor, will you hao ten
for breakfast In tho morn?" "Ay, lad
die, if wo'ro spared." "And if wo'ro
no spnrod, mlthor, will wo only lino
parrltch, ns usunlP"
Tired Grnndmamma (to Harry, nged
four): "Ob, dear! your poor old grand
ma's almost worn out, Harry." Harry
(Inquiring of parent next day) "Mam
ma, shall I havo a now gran'ma when
tho old ono's woro outP"
Llttlo Jimmy is laid up with tho
measles and suffers n great deal, but
whon ho was asked how ho liked tho
measles ho brightened up nnd exclaim
ed: "Tho doctor says I can't go to
school for n week. That's how I liko
It."
Small Brother Whero did you get
that cako, Annie? Small Sister Moth
er gavo it to me Small Urothor Ah,
sho nlways gives you moro than mo.
Small Sister Nover mind; she's going
to put mustard plasters on us when wo
goto bed to-ulght, nnd I'll ask her to
lot you havo tho biggest.
Charloy has been told by his mother
that ho was made . of dust, nnd ono
windy day, when ho was looking out of
tho window ho saw n great flurry of tho
dust in tho wind, and cried out, "Mam
ma, como nnd sec! God Is making
another llttlo boy."
Minnie, who is nlno ycar3 old, was
ploying "keeping house" on the floor
of thoslltlng-room, when Pet, who Is
six years old, camo in crying. All nt
onco Minnie said:
"Oh, goody-mo! thoro's tho funniest
thing in tho looking-glass you over
saw."
Pet looked, nnd saw horsoll crying.
Sho mado such an ugly faco that sho
had to laugh, and then both Mlnnlo and
Pot laughed for ton minutes.
A llttlo 5-ycar old girl asked her fath
er ono day If It would do any good if
sho should pray to God to let it rain.
Sho was told perhaps It might, aud
nothing moro wns thought of It by tho
parents till alter Sunday evening's
shower. When sho waked Monday
morning sho asked her fathor if ho
know what mado it rain. Ho said no,
and sho roplicd that it was becauso sho
had prayed "last night and tho night
bnforo." Her mother remarked that
sho did not pray hard enough, for it
i alncd onlyn little, when tho child
answered, "Woll, I didn't want to wake
up the baby."
When you visit or leave New York City, save
Uaggaetr Kxprcssage and CarrlagP Hire, and
stop at 'i ant Union Hotel, nearh
opposite Grand Central Depot. 930 clcganl
rooms reduced to 1 and upwards per day.
.levator. Restaurant supplied with the test.
Horso Cars, Stages and Elevated Kallroad to
all Depots.
For every ache, pain and brulfo on 'man or
beast, Uncle Sam's Nerve nnd Bono Liniment
Is the Halm. Sold bv nil drueelsts.
Undo Sam's Harness on nils nud closes the
pores or icainer, tnus ellectually preventing
the entrance of dampness, dust, Ac., nnd ren-
uinuK iuv Haulers uuifc null PIIUOIC, WftlJC at
w otwiii; wiim mi i uiirmv lift illiraniuiy.
Will- ftlinll 11 Int-lm. tm.ii.... i..i. ...-.1...
........... v,,, i.aik lui ,uv turn
ing of Iho doctor to prescribe n remedy for
that fearful Uaolcra-infiintum, Croup, Collcor
wimwuicu uer precious culm is fuller
ing, when she can administer Dr. Winchell's
ivciuiuB ojrup unit nt once givo ino cuilcl re.
lief. Ono trial of this charmlnc svruw will
make you ever Its friend nnd patron. This
sjrun reeuiates tin bowel?, keeps tho system
in a healthy condition, prevails nil pain nnd
discomfort nrlslnif from teething, nnd Is nn
a. ul ...!! ,i.ln.l CI 1 1... ... .
... ...... ...v.. .V.I.I.U.. uuii. u Ui, 111 U'
plsts at only !i5c a botttw.
Wardoif Acue.Dlllousfcvernnd manyother
Ills, bv Uklnir a few doses of Ellcrt's Dav
llRht Liver Vllls. Havo you no rest, mind 111
at ease, body seldom frco from nainl tlipp
sucar coateu dims win tirinc reiier nmi mii.-s
you weu UK'ui'i.
Man with all o is eiiauwini'iu.s. I In mini
things most foolish, he will give all that be
hath for his life, hut Is reckless and Indlller
ent to his health. He will trrapple a thief who
steals his purse, yet will dally with a cough
and cold, and tlnally go Into consumption,
when such a sure remedy as Ellcrt's Extract
of Tar and Wild Cherry can bo easily obtnlned.
It. performs rapid cures, trains friends at evnrv
trial, and Is Invaluablo In bronchial and lung
diseases. It Is a safeguard for all, from the
babe to venerable a);o and health wl'l be re
stored by Its timely use. No family that has
used It will be without It. Sold bv druc
RlstS.
I'eevlsb children liavo worms. Lr. Jaquo's
German Worm Cakes will destroy tho worms
and malto tho children happy.
For a nimnhkt on Kleotrln Trralmnnt nl
chronic d.seascs with Electricity, which will
bo sent freo, address tho Mcintosh Electric
Helt nnd Uattery Co., 103 & 104 Jackson St.,
Chicago, III.
Thousands of dollars am now bclnir saved
every year by procresslvo farmers, who soon
discover the great value of freely using Uncle
Sam's Condition Powder In the feed of their
stock; It restores tho sick, Increases tho beauty
nun usBiuiui'Qs uuu prouinies mo growm.
Sold by nil druggist.
JFooIiNlily I'VlKhtencd.
'Tis folly to bo frightoned as manv
aro bocauso afflicted with Pilos when
Bucklln's Arnica Salvo will cortainlv
euro tho worst casos and only costs 25 o.
Sold over whoro.
IIov ioet ltlch.
The great secret of obtaining rlciics Is. first
to nractlce economy, and ascrooilnld "Deacon
Snyder" says, "Ituicd to worry tho life out of
mo to pay enormous doctor's bills, but now I
have 'struck It rich.1 Health and happiness
reigns sup-eme In ourllttlobousehold, and all
Imply because we uso no other medicine but
Electric Bitters and only costs fifty cents a
bottle." Sold bv all druggists.
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