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in k.- 1 l ' ai i'i..;i., o 1. jiv Me Oo.1. rr O.xll and run It h 'lht I eh.HiM ln o Ctrtititr now, An.t think no mnr of evtl thought 'J linn of tli nihil that . th bough? I wn)k tha .rth with I'.r.litanm tir. 8mile lit the mtntthlnft. hri-nth th air, Iv nty nn will, not evr hei OoUmeman attl ihj- limn piayrr. r"ntt It b always thtia. f f,oi-d? V. tit thou not work thin hour In m The srar Ihy paalon merlleit. Hatred of !( and iov of ilu-nT Anil make tr.a feel It my sin, At thntiah ri older atn ther wri. That ' to him who bears th world A loa 1 that t could i-arrelt tour. -. W. atr. - .1. i w'jtM w mt ar ru V,wa Ayl I TABITHA'S TABLE-CLOTH f )l Br Loriss snow. a My great, great grand-aunt, Tabltha, 1 stood out on the back doorstep ahak lng the tablecloth after supper. ' She wasn't no, I mean I wasn't her j great, great grand-niece then. ! But I have that tablecioth now, carefully folded away In laTender. and laid in the big linen chest, with which j It Iim descended from tar-back, an cestor to me. . How much longer things do last titan folks! It seenis strange. But I think one reason may be be cause the thins; don't wear them selves out with fret and worry, as people do. i That tablecloth was homespun and wide and white and thick and strong then, when Tabltha was shaking It. Now It is somewhat thin and very yet low with age. It was big and broad enough then to cover the large table in the great kitchen, where the meals were spread for a family that would astonish If not appal most fathers of families nowadays, if they had to pro vide for such. But I don't suppose the real cost of providing for all of Tabitha's seven brothers and staters, with Tabltha, herself, and father and mother Includ ed, wa greater than that of many or dinary families of a quarter of that Hire. And Tabltia's folks were called good liver and well-to-do, for the times, too. They had no lack of good fare, cer tainly; cold boiled aliced ham, cider apple sauce, cooked over tbe back log la the monster fireplace; and such In dian meal and rye bread, and baked beans and pumpkin pie. baked In the deep brick oven; besides yellovr but ter and cream and cottage cheese! That was the supper, spread over . the cloth, spun by herself that Ta bitha was shaking the crumbs from. And such a healthy, happy lot of brothers and sisters were seated around that homely, home board! We read In a certain authentic, good book. "And there were giants In those days." Certainly, these brothers and Bis ters, too. were descended from those giants. And though I never had the pleasure of meeting those great, great grand-relations of mine. I yet do well recollect my grand-uncles. I can testify to their great stature ad brawny muscle; there were eight of them, with five fair, tall and stately sisters, my grand aunts. Truly a goodly baker's doxen. . Bo. now, maybe you will find what there is to be told about Tabltha and her famous tablecloth easier to credit. for remember, please, that she was sister to those descendants of giants; and do not forget, either, that tbe "Tabltha llngsred, gathering the broad, long fold of the tablecloth evenly toatther." tablecloth was then new and firm and very strong. 1 should not omit to state, also, the fact that Tabltha was tbe eldest daughter and the seventh child. And you know there has been much of im portance attached to being a eeveuth child. It was a lovely evening, the twi light slowly settling down into dunk (id Tabltha lingered, gathering the broad, long fulds of the tablecloth evenly together, after the vigorous having by wlilrh she bad trtod it from its lart crumb. Ka ttha stood for a moment, breath ing la (lie fragrant summer evening air. There may bate been something 'I,h,,LJ Tl m m .sis. of expectation In her manner, but it could hardly be from any premonition of danger, apparent to her ffcen, for It was only one of the nearest of their neighbors that Tabliba rather hoped to see. She looked Intently up the narrow, flower fringed patnway that became lost to sight In the gathering twilight and the deep, dark woodland and. then, with seeming 'disappointment. and as though seeking solace and for- getfulness. she bent her head to In hale tbe breath of the blush June r Drawn Into two close, hard knots. rosea, blooming on the big rose tree at the corner of the house. Suddenly, like a flash, she darted down the steps, quickly unfolding and spreading out the tablecloth aa she went; and with one deft movement of her lithe, strong, young arms, she swiftly and dexterously threw it over some dark, akuialng1 object, hiding there under the spreading rose tree. In a trice Tabltha brought the end of the tablecloth up on the bias and tied them tight over the head and shoulders of the crouching prisoner. who wss so doubled up that arms and hands and feet were, all fettered with in the foids of that atanch cloth. blch Tabitba, before her captive could make use of his bewildered senses, bad drawn into two close hard knots. Then, how she did nse her healthy. young lungs, calling to her aid her biz brothers, and all before the aston ished savage prisoner could more than protest with a very smothered -gh!" But It was not one of Tabltha big brothers who first came In answer to ber cries for help, though one surely an stalwart and ready to take uo her cause, as any one of them. It was that nearest neighbor, whom but a little while before Tabltha seemed to expect and was so dissat isfied becsuse be failed to come. Tbla was Capt. Tobe 1-ent, leader of the small band of big. brave men who took It upon themselves to pro tect, aa far and as well as tbey could, toe scattered pioneer fsmtlies, la uauK'-r tiotu attack by the hostile lu diaos. Though rather late In arriving, hta coming was most opprtusa, ar.d vail aut Tabltha gladly delivered hi hlia her prisoner. When the captive was released from "durance vile," though iilil held firmly fettered, be grutiU'd out, "Heap brave squaw papoose, ugh! lU-ap brave, ugh!" looking at Tabltha with much wonder and admiration. "I should say so!" laughed Jolly HI and "Oood for you. Tab!" declared eb, her brothers all crowding around her la loving pride, and her father noddd bis head approvingly. Aad Tabitha's usually unflinching gaxe fell before the look of mingled admiration aud love that shone forth from the Clear blue eyes of brave CapC Tobe. Then her father turned to the crlng lug culprit, demanding, sternly, "Aud you, what do you mean by skulking around my bouse in this way?" "Ugh! Big chief sent Wandao to spy out white man's bouse." "Wbst? Is It Wandoa T' reproach fully aked Tabitha's father. "Haven't I always been friendly and true to the red men, my brother?" Wandoa bent 11 bead in deep thought, and v. hen be looked up the lines of bluer hatred were gone from hi dark fare as be said: "My white brother is true, and La a'lforu. We know row iltnt a .aer- j i f. . swi i J alwitvs len trim. Tut, II 'g CMrf ami m warrior rave ineir nr 'nl on fur they tiavn beon ill trtnt.l by tho wlilti men. who lake from them their laml artil give them the fire water that g-.v t, their he'ln ami make tliem mm!, beenim It twko awsv their g.Kl en, and make them like (he still besot. Hut Waniloa will see to It that the roil warriors who have painted their fares for the warpath, shall not nnrm hi white brother, who Is hi friend. nor auy of thone that belong to the IoiIh of the father of the heap brave voting squaw. And now, Waniloa hat apokea, and wilt go In peace," I'tit. Tabltha' big brothers sternly refused to let Wandoa go froo, rio- narlng angrily that he had proved unfaithful; and their father shook his head doubtfully; and C'apt. Tobe sttnid In grave and sturdy silence, with lips firm set. Then Tabltha who bs-i been watch- fu.iy atuilying all their laces, and the dark countenance of Wandoa a well, said aturdlly, yet appeallngly, "Re member he Is my captive. Let me de cide his fate. My father, how can you better give to tbese ssvage red men a lesson In Christian forgiveness, than to let Wandoa go free, since be has given his word that we shall not come to harm?" So, though unwillingly, they set Wandoa free, and he kept bis word. One evening, Jut at dusk, aa Tabltha was entering the wood, following the pathway to meet some one, there was slight rustle among the leaves and Wandoa stepped forth with lifted hand In token of secrecy. "The warriors are on the warpath. Let my white brothers make ready for them." he said, speaking low and then ws Roue. This was the greeting that Tabltha uad for Capt. Tobe, when they met The white settlers were warned la time and drove back their fierce as sailants when they came. Capt. Tobe became one of my an cestors, too. And this Is the story of sbttha'a tablecloth, told over agala nd again in days of old. ; WHY NOT USE PAPER. English Teachers to Carry Bottl of Slate Disinfectants. It hss long been suspected that the ucking of alate pencils by children. besides being a distressing habit from the point of view of any person of re fined sensibilities, Is one which la ex- remely unhealthy. The correlative habit of cleaning late with tbe means that nature ha anpplied instead of using a timely sponge has also nothing to recom mend It; and In the opinion of more than one medical authority may be responsible for spreading epidemics In schools. So strongly has this view been urged by the medical officers of health for Derbyshire that In future the ele mentary school children of the county are to be Instructed on the principle of one child one slate"; and the slates are to be cleaned not by the children themselves, but by the teachers, who are to be furnished with bottles of (Uninfecting fluid, etc., with which to effect their purpose. The Idea may, perhaps, raise a smile, but It Is only by the nicest at tention to such elementary hygiene that the health of children's school can be preserved. Ixmdon Graphic Old English Custom. A tiny I-ancsNhlre hamlet elects a mock mayor each year. Tbe residents of the village find great entertainment n masquerading as "the ancient bor ough of Worslon." With splendid se riousness the candidates issue ad dresses, and ail the resident of the neighborhood are supplied with vot ing papers, tbe women voting as well aa the men. Tbe duly elected mayor always assumes the style of a privy councillor and the rank of a knight. The holder of the office for several years bat been "tbe Right Hon. Hlr William Bulcork." a laborer. He ha hi robes of office, a gorgeous corked hat and huge bras chain and badge. The corporation meets at the village Inn and there ponderously discusses such moving questions as the repaint Ing of finger posts. At the coronation of Edward this mock borough had its civic rejoicings and forwarded an ad dress tr the king, who acknowledged It as courteously aa he did the enn grattilatlotia of Iondon or KJInburgU. A Woman. I! rn Into th wurld with a Msod ttiat ruis Hue. A brart that beats warm snd an that tra iru. A woman's S W"tn. A woman's a wumpit whaterr hr place 'lti-- sown ur In liiin an'1 la Ha striith of hr umuliuv4 shines A wuuiau's a Wutitan. Nut hard to distinguish, w cannot but What a woman, a miln woman can b. A Wnnntn a a ttnttmn. A wnniin'i a woman, la kindly anil rmr. h? la nuhl anil IuvmI. twaitfat anil !ur. VYIIH a wiilnin ana strcugttt that luiatar nJuia. A woman's a womso. Whan w nn4 bar, whsuvar surroundln or a"11. v ftv n.r a iiiruns an4 tiuna nr a i-ruwn. A woman's a woman A woman a a woman una wnol wide wuriii o r: an alwaa ha been, ah will live vr mora A craaiui to retfrrnr. Iav and adur. A woman's a woman. -Ii,.rtl-tt Warner. Iti Ctavaland Plata Jair. No Compremla. "The trouble with the average Amer ican," remarked the placid philoso pher, "I that he doesn't stop work long enough to digest his fNd. He d''Q t appreciate the Importance v tt alimentary canal." "My friend." replied Senator Bor- ghuin.SB be hastily signed anothe lifer, ther s no use In trying to ring li any new ones. It'll be elthe I'snaniB or Nicaragua, or bone at alL' Washluftoa Bur. na I diaie pointi. tlh.on to Portland. I rt.atl.t7. Vai.ttt". rTiaV.7.V.-." r.n. I 1 " f! 1 TTVTTnTii Choristers. O wind ami water. y alon Jlav . hu.l. ,1 thn .riiiif ton Him Nutoia tift aHn All inhr-l vnt.-va i haitii. Imt ya Ahhlo. Ih anttl tif harmony luifi ireiii.a to hum). II lttna. and hi mrt la fntn 1'i faahlon an Immoiial attain, Vl hla NohMnient lay t ia but lh tnuatr of a tonffo Attonr1 to atlrro-n, atut among Thn eehora dlt-a away. John H. Tahli. In Atlanllo Masafth. BATTLEFIELDS ARE NOW PARKS, Scenes of Civil War Strife Mad Placa of Beauty, Our five great battlefield parks, the scenes of as many historic episodes of the civil wsr, are now on the point of completion. So far as the govern ment's work Is concerned they are practically finished, though the states re still engaged in erecting monu ments to mark the places where their own regin-epts fought snd bled. Hun dreds of such substantial memorials have been put up at Antietam alone, many of them of striking beauty, and more than $500,000 has been expend ed for the same purpose at Chlcka- mauga, where Oeorgla. Tennessee. Missouri and Maryland have each uplifted cenotaphs In honor of both sides In the struggle. The work of the government In cre ating these parks has consisted In buying the lands, as far a practica ble, building roads and observation towers, preparing historical tablets (of which about 1,000 have been placed at Chlckamauga atone to mark positions of troop I and erecting mon uments to the regulars engaged. It has been the chief aim to restore tbe battleflelda and give to them as near ly a possible the appearance they had when the battles were fought. At Chlckamauga more than 300 cannon have been placed in the posltiona oc cupied by the Union and Confederate batteries, the original guns secured and mounted on carrlagea exactly like tnose which belonged to them forty years ago. The idea of national battlefield parka originated in the brain of Gen. H. V. Boynton. whose proposition to establish such a memorial at Chlcka mauga was adopted by congress In 1890. Chlckamauga was the first of these parks, that of Gettysburg hav ing been up to that date a private enterprise under the manageirent of an association representing various states which had bad troops engaged In the fight. But Gettysburg was tak en by the government attto its own hands, and afterward the fields of 8hlloh and Vlcksburg were similarly marked out and set aside a historic and sacred ground. The Gettysburg park Is more prop erly called by that name than any of the others. On the field the Visitor cannot drive anywhere he tikes, aa at Chlckamauga. moat of the area being covered by farms, with strongly fenced road. So valuable Is the land that It cannot be bought at a moder ate price, and the state have con tented themselves with purchasing avenues 100 feet or so In wtdlb along the lines of tbe bsttle, at the sides of which monuments are erected and tablets set up. Many of the monu ments are very beautiful and costly. But the Southerners have not taken much part or interest In the Gettys burg park. The government owns about l.I'0 acres there. In tbe Vlt-kaburg park Vncle Sam owna 1.300 acre. It Is the newest of the battlefield parks, and I he only qne In which any conatderabl amount of work remains to be done by the gov ernment. The state bave Juat begun t put up monuments there, and Illi nois, which had the greatest number o regiments engaged In thai siege. recently appropriated IJin.tsxj for tbe purpose. The field Is on the bltift loo feet above the river, touching the lat ter both above and below the city. nd It moat striking feature topo graphically Is the ridge on whlrh the Confederate, works and balterle were situated. I Hep ravine and spin of ridge running out from the hills make the ground eiceeitlnK'y russ'd. Some of the rsvr which the -retwia" dug for their owu concealment still renisln and will be can fully prt sertcd. The Antirlsm bstlleflcM, which U now flulahed, so far a government work I com et to il, i ail owned by In dividual, only the msits 1m lug on-n. Its area I gently rolling country, rich farming laud, with a few deep ra vine, and is easily taken lu by a glance of the eye. Through It run the ancient Hagerstowa turnpike and Sliarpabitrg road, along which have been put up tablets that Indicate the movements of troop. The govern ment owns she roads. All the s'stes that were represented by troop In the great fight are erecting monument, and only the other day Ohio dedicated ten new ones. Tbe battlefield of Shlloh Is more heavily wooded thau any of the other parks. Situated about 10 feet above the Tennessee fiver, which runs along Its border, It I a rolling country, with farm clearings herw and there. The government owns thirty miles of fine roads that run through ft In varl ous directions, as well as S.oom acres of Its territory. Mauy stales are at present enraged in putting up monu ments on this field particularly Indi ana. Ohio, Illinois and lYnnavlvanla. It should hsve been mentioned that L'ncl Sam furnlxbe the foundations w r V u 1 Vi 'k' to,.risV for the !( monument In Hie vari ous park. The larget sum of money (l,3r0,. 000) bas been spent by the govern ment In the great park of t'Hskaman ga and Chattanooga, which actually comprises no fewer than seven baltle ileltla those of ('hlckamauga, Wsit hatchle, Lookout Mountain. Orchard Knob, Ml ax lottery Itlilgn. Tunnel Hill and Kinggold, extraordinary pain have been taken to restore this area to the condition In which it wa at the time of the fighting. Koads opened since thst date bave been closed, and the battle roads t j been opened and Improved. Tracts which since the battle had become covered by a heavy growth of timber have been cleared, and farmers are permitted to continue In occupancy of their hold ings only on condition that they ahali alter no buildings and cut down no woods or underbrush. The great park comprises one large area, tbe Chlckamauga battlefield (tea square miles in extent) and several smaller patches, connected by roads. AH the roads over which the contend ing armies moved bave been ceded to the government by the State of Geor gia. The Chattanooga portion consist largely of road along the line of battle on Missionary Ridge, and over the point of Ixmkoot Mountain, which have been similarly ceded by Tennes see, the system being connected with the Chlckamauga part of the park by the Lafayette road, leading through the middle of tbe principal scene of o Iterations. The tYeit read on Missionary Ridge extending eight miles affords one of the finest drives In the country, over looking throughout Its extent tbe plain of Chattanooga and the battle field of Lookout Mountain. From tall steel towers erected at two prominent points on the road the whole theater of the campaign can be overlooked. A tract of several acres ha been se cured about tbe former headquarter of Gen. Bragg on Missionary RUga. Orchard Knob, headquarters of Grant and Thomas. Is part of the park, aa Is also the north end of Missionary Ridge, covering the ground of Gen. Sherman s assault. The roads and de tached reservations afiord excellent facilities, through monuments, re stored batteries and historical tablet, for the complete illustration of all movement on both sides. The loss at Chlckamauga (33 per cent In two days) was greater than In any other fight In the war. At Get tysburg tbe Ion was 21 per cent In three days, while Antietam was doubt less the Moodiest battle f one day. The government own eighty miles of Improved roads In this greatest of bat tlefield parks, the site of wbtch may be reallted when It Is stated tha( the lines of battle about Chattanooga had a front of twelve miles, the main rive from the north end of Mission ary Kldge to the left of the fighting ground at Chlckamauga covering a distance of twenty miles and passing through or overlooking the scene of severe conflict between veteran of nearly all the great armies on both lb In Ion and Confederate sides. A policy of strict Impartiality has been pursued In the marking out uf the battlefield parks. All the state, twenty-eight la number, which were represented by troops at Chlckamau ga. have bad commissions working with the government commission In the arrangement of the field of seven battles. All of these state are now erecting monuments, whlrh the gov ernment I supplementing with huge pyramidsl piles of shells to mark the places where brigade commanders, tedera! or confederate, were killed or mortally wounded. Hen Barhe la Chicago Record Herald. The 8oldir' T'ust and Faith "Speaking of reserves. said the (oionel. lu May, lkoi. I wss at the Until! hfitel In Hlj'hnitinit Va Hherman'a army had come up on tl:" tth and had bivouacked on the south aide of the Jtntes. Tlioan of tsa, then strvlng with the Army uf the I'oto mac. met our old comisde of the Wcatem army at the Hitwool. an there were a siaul many gixxl time to our crel:;. tin day severs! timerrs of the Army of the t'otomsc and a in any of hheiman arm) were slttl lug In front of Ine hold when a aoiiiir slightly the Woran for lln.'ior stoppe In from of the group aim ! w nut ceremony: 'I put my faith flam (Irani ci onn rrnlvina ha th in re- ttatetl with a rhalteliVH In hia vole I put my faith lit Gen, Grant" There main on of 3tierman'a omrera aalil pleaaantly: 'My man. I commend your iriiai in iirti, urwm, itui 4 pui m faith In God.' "The soldier sttd silent fur a m ute as If ptuitlsd for a reply. I then raised hi right hand, passed over hi face, wiped hi mouth a rhln and stralahletiinr hlfnalf aal In He It and aid: 'i thought you were on of Bill Sher man a ngniers, ana thai proves it. put my trust In Gen. Grant, and wl I have to fall back I put my faith tiod. that 1 my last reserve, where in Sam 11111 la votir roaer B The officer began to say that Sh her es man a men wrut in without reaer hot fttotineil attit laiotheil. and aa the soldier walked away we all laughed. Chicago Inter Ocean. Fortune tusy find a pot. but your own Industry niuxt mske It boll. SMUK22 8? TEE EST 11 A Friendly Tip. "Could ntl smrest anything that might Improve my poetuT" ss4 the party with the itnliarbered hair, a no pocketed the rejected manuscript "Hure." replied the editor. "If It were mine 1 would cut It down about one half, snd (heu- " "Yes." IntemiDted the versemaker. "and what would you do then?" I d burn what was left," continued the blue pencil manipulator. Vary Dangerous. Esndv I saw Dustr running from danger sign this morning. Cinder Wa it at a railroad o UgT Sandy Tea. an' It aald: "One Hea rt red Workingruen Wanted." Resemblance. La Montt Made A terrible blOBder to-day. Saw a man In a rubber salt and cap and asked him if he waa a, ewer cleaner. I a Moyne Who wa he? La Montt Millionaire chauffeur. After the Marriag. Big Injun L'gh! IMscina squaw no longer ask: "Why dun't you apeak for yourself, John?" Possible Explanation. "There on thing In the Script urw that putile me," said the old doctor. and that Is how to account for the longevity of the ancients." "Of course, tbl la merely a theory of my own." rejoined the parson, aa a merry twinkle appeared In his off eye, "but the fact that there were but few physicians In those days mar have had auiriethlcg to do with !t" She Wasn't Very Coed at English. "There's a strsng man at the door. sir. announced the new servant. "What dives ho want?" asked the master of the house. Impatiently. 'Begging your pardon, sir." rep'le4 the servant, a shade of disapproval manifest ta hi voice, "he want a bath, but what he I asking for la something to est." Stray Stories. On Drawback. TIs love thst make tbe world go round," whispered the pietty girl aa she nestled closer. "Yes." sighed the young man as be glanced at tbe time, "and It seems bo make the hands of tbe clock go round. loo." Wisdom of Eaptrlcnce. "Say. pa." queried little Johnny Bnmiwrnkkl. "what's a proloege4 conflict?" "It t something." said tbe old mas. "that you will never be able to under stand until Jou grow tip and get mar ried." Hl Congratulations, "How are oti, old fallow? Are yon keeping strong?" "No; only Just managing to keep cut of my grave." "Oh! I'm aorry to bear thalt' il lustrated Bit. A Flippant Child. "Jane, you vex me dreadfully. Wn that very rich Mr, Hiulntum trl4 te talk to you last night you gave hlaw, the cold shoulder." "Welt, tbe other hou!der warmer, ma." HI Opinion. Blagleton I wonder why Ev m4a her debut while Adam wa a vImb r Wederly Bhe wa probably waiting for a rbance to go through bis poek-. eta. Only th Young Thss Days. "It a bias fellow, Uo't hP "Oh, not at 'l. Il t outgrew tbL"