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-OR- Thc Flying Dutchman. BY CTAW ttAWAt onth which he had taken. "I hnve done," unlit Philip, mournfully, CHAl'Tim VI. The next dny l'hlllp tola Amino thnt lie wan bound on n million which would tako him to the Indian sen, nnd thnt while ho wnii Rone nho nnd her rather should dwelt In bin house nnd take enro of hli mono. These mat tcm bolng arranged, Philip left Tcr ncuso. In two dnyn ho arrived nt Amster dam, nnd having mndo the necessary Inquiries, found thnt (hero was no chnnco of vessels sailing for the Kant Indlrn for somo months. The Dutch KnBt Indln Compnny had Ion licon formed, nnd nil prlvuto trading wns at nn end. Tho compnnr's vessela left only nt whnt wns unpinned to he iho most favorable season (or round lug tho enpe of Btorms, nn the enpo of flood Hopo won designated by tho early mhcnltirera. Ouo of tho ship which woro to tin II with tho noxt licet wan the ' Tor Schilling," n thrco-mnat-cd vessel, now In Id up nnd unrlggid. l'hlllp found out tho cnptnln, nnd ntntcd lilu wishes to nail with him, to Irarn his profession as ti seaman. Tho cnptnln was pleased with lilu appear nnco, nnd na l'hlllp not only n prowl to recolvo no wnges during tho voyage, but to pny a premium ns an npprentlco Icnrnlng hla duty, ho wna promised n berth on bonrd nn tho Kccond inntc to mens In tho rnbln; nnd ho wna told thnt ho nhould be Informed whenever tho ahlp wna to aall. l'hlllp IirvIiik now dono nil thnt ho could In ohedl enar to his vow, determined to return to tho cottugo; nnd onco morn ho wna in tho compnny of Amine. Wo must now pass ovor two months, during which Mynheer 1'oota contln tied to labor at his vocation, nnd wna Holdom within dnora, and our two young; friends wero loft for hours to Kcthcr. Philip's lovo for Amino wna fully equal to bora for him. It wna tnoro than love It wna n devotion on both alilca, ench dny Increasing. Two months hnd thus pnsscd nwny, when l-'nliier Boyscn, tho local priest, who often culled, nnd lind pnld much nt tcntlon to Amlnc'n rollRloua ItiBtruc tlon, olo dny enmo In na Amino wna encircled In I'hlllp'a nrma. "My children," anld ho, "I hnvo watched you for aomo time; this la not welt, rhlllp, If you Intend marrlngo, .s 1 prestimo you Ho, atlll It la danger oub, i must join your hnnda." l'hlllp atnrtcd up. "Burely I nm not deceived In thee, my aim," continued tho priest, In n sever tone. "No, no, Rood fntherj but I prny you icavo mo now; tomorrow you may come, and nil will bo decided. Hut I roust talk with Amino." Tho prloHt quitted the room, nnd Amino nnd Philip woro again ulono. Tho color In A in I no's check varied nnd lier heart bent, for she folt how much Iter hupplneiw wna nt atnko. "Tho prleat la right. Amine." unit! l'hlllp, Bitting down by her. "This cannot Inst; would thnt I could ever stay with you; how bnrd u fate Is n,tno luu know 1 love tho vory ground you trend upon, yet I dare not ask thco to wed misery." "To wed with theo would not bo wedding mlnory, l'hlllp," replied Am ino, with downcnat eyea. "'Twere not kind nous on mv purl, Amine, I should Indeed bo boIHbIi. "I will apeak plnlnly, rhlllp," ro idled Amine. "You any you lovo m 1 know not how men lovo but thin 1 know, how I enn love. 1 feel that to lenvo mo now were Indrcd unkind nnd aclflah on your part; fur, Philip, I I flhould die. You any thnt you must go nwny thnt fate domnnda It nnd your fatal secret. Do It so; but cannot 1 Ko with you ?" "Yes. dtmth; for whnt la denth but n rdenso! I fear not donth. Philip; 1 fear but losing theo. Nay, more, la not your life In tho hnnda of him who mndo nil? Then why so sure to din? You hnvo hinted to me thnt you nr ohoson selected for n tank; If chosen, there la less chanee of death; for until the oud be fulfilled. If chosen, you must live. I would 1 knew your secret. rhlllp: n wnmnns wit might serve you well; nnd If It did not servo you. Is there no comfort, tin pleasure Jn sharing sorrow na wall na Joy with iono you any you dote upon?" ; "Amine, dearest! Amine, It la my love, my ardent lovo nlnne, whleh makes me pnuse; for. oh. Amine, what pleasure should I feel If we were this hour united? I hnrdly know what to 'say, or what to du I could not with .bold my aeeret from you If you were my wife, nor will I wed you till you 'know It. Well, Amine. I will east my all upon the die. You shall know this secret, learn whnt a doomed wreteh J nm, though from no fault of mine, nnd then you yourself shnll deelde. lint remember my -onth la registered In (heaven, and I must not be dissuaded . trout It; keep that In mind. Mid hoar ''raj tale then If you ohooa. to wed with one whose prospects are so bit ter, be It so n short-lived happiness Will then be mine, but for you, Amine-" "At once tho secret. Philip." erled Amine, Impatiently. rhlllp then entered Into the detail of what our readers are aequalnted with. Amine listened In alienee; not a change of feature waa to ba observed la ber countenance during the narra tive Philip wound up with statins the 'Tl n strange atory.Phlllp," replied Amine; "nnd now henr me but glvo mo first thnt relic I wish to look upon It And enn there bo such vlrtuo 1 hnd nigh said, such mischief In this little thing? Htrnngo; forglvo me, Philip but I've still my doubts upon this tnlo of ISblls. 1 do not any thnt it cannot bo true; but atlll, ono bo tin sottlcd ns I nm mny bo nllowed to waver. Hut, Philip, I'll assume thnt nil In true. Then, If It bo true without the onth you would but bo doing your duty; nnd think not so meanly of Amine ns to suppose she would restrnln you from 'tint Is right. No, Philip, seek your father, nnd, If you enn, nnd he requires your nld, then snvo him. Hut, Philip, do you Imng- tno thnt n tasl. like this, so high, la to bo accomplished nt ono trlnlT Oh! no; If you hnvo been no chosen to fulfill It, you will be preserved through dif ficulty nnd danger until ou hnve worked out your end. You will bo preserved, nnd you will ngalu nnd iignln return be comforted ronsolcd bo cherished nnd bo loved by Am ino ns your wife. And when It plensea him to cnll you from this world, your memory, If alio aurvlvo you. Philip, will oqunlly be cherished In her bosom. Philip, you hnve given mo to decide donrest Philip. I nm thine." Amine extended her arms, nnd Phil ip pressed tier to tils bosom. That evening Philip demanded hla daughter of her fnther. and Mynheer Pouts, as soon ns Philip opened the Iron safe nnd dlaplnycd the gulldcrn, gnvo his Immediate consent. Father Reysen call"!' tho noxt day, nnd received his nnswer; nnd thrco dnyn nftcrwnrd tho bells of tho llttlo church of Tcrncuso woro ringing n merry peal for the union of Amine Pools nnd Philip Vnndcrdcckon. mantel-pltcel Tou aro a CaJiollc, I perelevtal" "I nm a Catholic." replied Philip; "but does that concern youT When does the vessel sail?" "In n week he! he! only n week for prepnrnllon only seven days to lcavo nil short notice!" "More thnn Biimolent." replied Phil ip, rising up from tho sofn. "You may tell your cnptnln thnt I shnll not fall. Come, Amine, we must loso no time." "No. Indeed." replied Amine, "and our first duty la hospitality. Mynheer, mny we offer you refreshment After your walk?" "This day week," said Behrlttcn, ml dressing Philip, nnd without making n reply to Amine. Philip nodded his hend, the little mnn turned on his heel nnd left tho room, nnd In short Unto was out of sight. In tho week that followed Philip completed nit his nrrnngomentn for leaving; then came the snd parting from Amine. As soon ns Philip wnn elenr of tits own threshold ho hastened away na though he woro attempting to cscapo from hla own painful thoughta. In two dnya ho arrived nt Amsterdam, where his first object wna to procuro a smnlt, but strong, steel chnln to replnco tho ribbon by which tho relic had hitherto been secured around his neck. Having done this, ho hastened to mnbnrk with his effects on board of tho Ter Schill ing. Philip h?d not forgotten to bring with him the money which ho had ngrccd to pnv tho cnptnln, In consider ation of lie I nn received on board as nn npprentlco rather thnn n snllor. lie hnd nlso furiilnhcd himself with n fur ther sum for hla own exigencies. It wns Into In tho evening when ho nr- FOE BOYS AND GIRLS. SOME GOOD STOniES FOR OUtl JUNIOR READERS. A lttrr from it Vat Haw !lrrlf In tha Atlrror A yuerr Inillnn lgrnil Manning from llrnlli, Minings Hlorjr from On ii uf llur N(aurt Towns. becoming unconscious wns hurled Into ) tha brook. The wnter barely cowed him. lie was drowned, i JAPANBSt? SPANIELS. Tin; MltM That Ar Worth Thlr Wlht In .,l.l. There Is an anelent Jewish proverb, I T1. .., ....... Mnrii,rftHeh nr.. I.ettrr from a Cat, Dear Kdltor: I hereby tako My pen In pnw to say, Can you oxplnln a ourlous thing I found tho othor day? There Is another tittle eat Who sits behind n frame, And looks so very much like mo You'd think wo wero the same I try to mnko her piny with me, Yet when I mew nnd cnll, Though I sco her mew In nnswer, Bho makes no sound at nil, And to tho dullest kitten It's plain enough to see ' , That either I nm mocking her, Or sho Is mocking mo. It makes no difference whnt I play, She seems to know the gntnei For every time I look nreund I sco her do the snme. And yet no mntter though I creep On tiptoe lost sho hoar. Or quickly dash behind tho frame, She's sure to disappear! -St. Nleholss. "Wheresoever n msn Is destined to die, thither will his feet oarry him." A curious eorroborallon of this saying In related In the Talmud. On ono occa sion King Solomon, attended by his two scribes, mot Azraol, tho nngol ot death. Seeing thnt tho angel's ooun- tcnanco wns sad, Solomon Inquired the reason, nnd was told that tho king's scribes lind bcoi demanded at his hands. On this, Solomon transported his two favorites to the land of Lux, where, according to a current legend, no tnnn over died. The next morning Solomon behold Azrael again, but this time tho angel wns laughing. scntcd Mimo of his lllenhelms to tho mikado of Japan of thnt period, nnd, curiously enough, the present duke'n prlvnto secretary. Mr. Iloldsworth, In formed tho writer thnt lie hnd reeently seen soma of tho doscondnnts of theso dogs, which had been brought ovor lately from Japan. Tlioy wore strange ly altered, for they were dwarfed In Blzo and far more llko the Jnpnneso spaniel In all save color. It Is potslblo thnt tho crossing of thoso lllcnholmn sent to Iho mlkndo with some of tho native dogs has produced the Japanese spaniel so fashionable to-dny. Howev er thlk mnv lin ttin In linn nan minnlnl la "Why do yon Jugh?" demanded tin n ,initv llttlo miio nmi i. "tho ihttiir" king, surprised. I to-day. His vnlue Increases na bin "Ileenuse," ho answered, "O King I weight decrenses, provided, of course. You hnvo sont tfecso men to tho very thnt tho points whleh fancy dictates nro place whence I had been ordered to correct, nnd good specimens weighing fetch them." 1 nbout two pounds wilt fetch 80 to To tlvo onc'n llfo naturally and 4M00. A dog weighing less thnn three righteously, without faithless worry pounds la n Kood ono, nnd of this elan nnd fret. M both good sense nnd good , Hon. Mrs. Mctjtren Morrison, who la religion. Ovcr-anxlety not unfrequcnt- very fond of tier Jnpe. tins several love ly Invites tho very disasters that Im agination droailj. Youth's Companion, An ImlUn T.eerml. A curious legend, whleh we are told that tho Indians bollovo and rolato to this day. Is nbout n hugo natural spire ot weather beaten sandstone, which tii.AH mm. I .In.l. aI ..I. I Imnitrnil i . ia.n iiivvi mill niuin viKitk ......-. rlvcd on board of tho Tor Hcnllllng. I f. frnm ,,., ,nn Thi- natural which lay af 'Inglo nnchor surrounded , 0kmi.v i. m Ari.nna in Daad Mnn's by tho othor vowels composing tho In dlnn licet. Vlio cnptnln, whose nnmo wnn KlootB, recolved him with kind newt, allowed him his berth, nnd then wont below In tho hold to decldo n question relative to tho enrgo. leaving Cnnyon. nnd Is cnllod "Tho Spider's Tower," It happened, mnn;- centuries ngo.that one of tho pen-eful enve dwellers was surprised c:-.d pursued by n hostile .II.. . .1-1 ...... .1.1. ..KUnn fill Philip on deok to his own reflections. ' " "l.l "A .... 1 nnd on ho lied, vnlnly seeking n hid- ffntl vnil tint ItAtiar ti linlfttu?" until ..... . ing placo In whleh to take reiuge. Tho enemy was steadily gaining up- CIIAPTHIl VII. It was not until InU In tho ntitumn thnt Philip wan roused from hla dream of lovo (for what, nlna! Is every on Joymont of this life hut n d renin?) by a summons from tho cnptnln of the vessel with whom ho hnd engaged to Ball. Ono morning In the month of Oc tober (hero wns a tapping with tho knuckles nt tho cottngo door. As this precaution Implied a stranger, Amino obeyed tho summons. "I would spenk with Master Philip Vandcrdecken," said the stranger, In a half whispering sort of voice. Tho party who thus nddrcsscd Am ino wns n llttlo monger personage, dressed In the garb of the Dutch sea men ot the time, with n cap made ot bndgcr-skln hanging over his brow Ills features wore shnrp nnd diminu tive, his fnco of n deadly white, his lips pale, and his hair of n mlxturo between red and white. Ho had very llttlo show of beard Indeed. It was almost dirtlcult to say what hla nge might bo. He might hnvo been n sickly youth onrly sinking Into de creptltudo. or an old man, halo In con Btltutlon, yet carrying no IIohIi. Hut thn most Important fenturo, nnd thnt whleh Immediately riveted tho ntten tlon of Amino, was the eyo of this peculiar personage for tic had but one; the right eyelid wns closed, nnd tho ball within had evidently wasted nwny; but his loft oyo wns. for the also of his face nnd hend, of iiiiusunl dimensions, very nnd wntory, nnd th to look upon, being rollcvod by no frlngo of vyolnsh either above or bo- low It. Philip was grofltly surprised nt the appearance of tho stranger, who, ns souit ns he entered the room, without saying u word, sat down tin tho sofn by Philip in the placo whleh Amine hnd Just left. "Philip Vnnderdecken lie! he! Philip Vauderdeeken, you don't know me?" ho began "I do not," replied Philip In n hnt annry iono. Tho voice of tho little mnn wns most peculiar It was a sort of subdued scream, the notos of whleh sounded In your oar long after lie had ceased to speak. "1 nm Sehrlften, one of the pilots of the Ter Schilling," continued the mnn "and I'm eeme he! ho!" and he looked bard at Amine "to take you away from love" and looking at the buffets "he! he! from oomfort. and from this also," cried he, stamping his foot on the Moor as he roo from the sofn "from terra flrma he! he! to a watery grave perhaps. Plcaiant!" con tinned Sehrlften, with a giggle: and with a countenance full of moaning he fixed his ono eye on Philip's faee, Philip's fl'fct Impulse was to put his now visitor dt of the door; but Amine, who read hla thoughts, folded her arms ns she stood before the little mnn. and eyed him with contempt, as she observed: "We ull must meet our fnte, good fellow; and, whether by land or sea, death will have his due. It death atare him In the face, the cheek of Philip Vanderdecken will never turn aa white as yours is now." , "Indeed! replied Sehrlften, evi dently annoyed at this cool determina tion on the part of one so young and beautiful; and then fixing his aye upon the stiver shrine ot the Virgin on lbs Hnd you not better go below?" anld n mild, vole, which mado Philip start from tils re mis. It wns that of tho first mnto, whoso nnmo wns lllllcbrnnt, n Bliort, well-set mini ot nuou 30 years ot age. Ills hair was flaxen, and foil In long Makes upon his shnuldcri, his complexion fair, and his oyiis of t soft blue; although thero wns llttlo ill the snllor In hla nppenr ancc, fow Jct-cw or did their duty hot ter. "I thnnk yju," replied Philip; "I had Indeed forgotten myself, nnd where I wns; my thoughts wero rnr away. Qood-nlght, and many thanks. I on him. nnd his strength wna nearly exhausted, when, earning near to this hugo pillar of stono, ho descried n all 1 Icon cord hanging from tho top ot It. With trombllug hasto ho fastened ' ono cud of tho ropo to his belt, that ' his enemies cculd not roach It, ami I tnklng fnst hold of It as high ns ho could reach, ho began to climb, hand over hand, resting hla fect In tue jag ged rock Nearer nnd nonrcr the hostile bnnd came, but when ho had gnlncd ttu Tim rrni of thn Tcr Bchllllnc was summit of tho rock, their arrows could composed ot tho captain, two mates, not reach him, for tho protruuing two pilots nnd forty-flvo men j ly specimens. Tho bond Bhoutd bo bronil and well-rounded, tho noso nn Abort na possible oyea large and liquid, tho cnrrlngc lively, tho tnll carried closely over the back In n fan-llko ' r.url, nnd tho weight ns llttlo ns possi ble Color nnd markings form n great fenturo In tho vnlue of a Jap. The coat nhould bo thick, soft as silk nnd long, pearly white, with black, splotches. Tho oara nnd cheeks must bo black, tho black coming down to tho bue of tho noso nnd going under tho eyes. Tho lower purl of tho clicok nnd chin must ho white, nnd n blnzo ot whlto must oxlond from tho bnek ot the hend ovor thn forehead to Just nbovo the bnso of tho nose. In Japan this blaze la termed tho "V," and In tho contor of this "V" on tho top of tho bond should bo n blnck spot ot nbout tho size of n shilling. In Jnpnn these little atoms nre carried In their owner's sleeve, but whether tht sleeves hnvo boon enlarged to enrry Iho dog or tho hitter dwnrftHl to lit t lie sleeve, tradition does not say. I.ndy Probyn hna nn nlmost perfect specimen iiomm Thnt Vunnt. of this dnlnty dog. nnd ttio Countess ot A nusslnn doctor has spent n great . Warwick. Iuly Algernon (Jonlon-l-on- deal of tlmo finding out how much anl- ox. Lady Do tlnmsoy. and Iady Hurtoii mats can count, and lias found that nro also great, lovers of this charming, horses cn i count moro numbers thnn 1 llttlo not. Cnssoll's Magazine any other nnlmats. Ho baa found that n nasrnl nnh nniinl (nna n onl ail V ' crowa ten and soma fow dogs twenty. Hut ho found horses that could count moro than this, Ono would plow across a field 20 times, and would then stop and real, but It never stopped at 10 or 21. Always Just 20. Another horso nt- Till Vat Works. Near Stockton, Cat., Is a cat by tho nnmo of lllldad, whoso mistress, Miss Anglo Kddos, nlso owns somo almond trees. When these nuts nro ripe, ami start to fall, lllldad begins work. His mistress acta a Inrgo basket out In the almond grovt and goea back to tho house. Then lllldad picks up all tho plump brown nuts, nnd cnrrlos them to the bnakot, never stopping tilt It Is full, when tho useful cat goes In and pulls nt tho npron ot Its mistress to tot her know that It should be emptied, bo lllldad can flit It again. lllldad also churns. Mr. Kddos has mndo a treadle to work tho churn, and upon this llll dad stands nnd churns nwny. Tho cat can toll by the sound of tho milk when the butter hna come, nnd strikes with his paw on n little boll to let his mis tress know thnt he Is through. Hosldes nil this 1111 lad plnys nnd enjoys a romp ns much na nny other cat. KISSED THE BLARNEY l)r. STONE. Ills llujthrs llilmnntlrllr Ker' Flock front HiirktlliUnc. "A aoft answer turncth nwny wrath;" addenda, a soft speech rcmovcth hats. Wli.H Hp Unit a minima nillnrnil Ills. tins nn ronrii mm rnr trio nroiruuiiiK . .... i -- supercargo luxd not yet como on board. waited for him nt tho base, but he fca Tho cabin (under tho poop) wns np- upon dew nnd eagles' eggs nnu ucuou proprtntcd C) tho superenrgo; but tho their siege. main-deck cabin to the captain and mates, who eomposcd tho whoto ot the cabin mesa. When Philip nwoko tho next morn ing, he found thnt tho topsails wero 1 hoisted, and the nnchor short-stay apeak. Homo of the other vessels of the fleet wurn under way and standing out. Thn veathcr was flno nnd tho wntor sffloolh. nnd tho bustlo and nov elty ot thn sccno wero cheering to his spirits. Tho cnptnln, Mynheer Kloots, wna standing on tho poop, wnn n amnu telescope mndo of pnsteboard. to his . . ... ...I eye, anxiously ioohimk town. Mynheer r loots, nn usiini. nnu his pipe In his mouth, nnd tho nntoko which ho nnffod f-mt It for n time ob scured tho lenses of his toloscope. Phil ip wont up tho poou ladder and saluteu him. (To bo continued.) PHILOSOPHICAL FRENCHMEN. (lira Iho liiiprriloii of tiring th lisp- pint riil In tho WurhU The moro nations 1 make tho no- nunlntitncii of. tho moro deeply con And when at last they departed, and bo rtturncd to earth by means of tho silken cord, ho had learned that a spider, seeing his distress, had spun this cord of extra strength, and fasten. Ing ono end to tho rock, had dropped tho other that ho might bo saved. Por, like all tho bruto creation, tho spider loved tho quiet eavc-dwoller better than tho unmorclful hunters; and It was In gratitude to his prcsorver that tho Indian told his story to his tribes nnd you. to this dor. may visit tho spot and sco thn "Spider's Tower." My .Mr. Coon. Mr. (loodrlch. of Potter County. Pa., missed a great many of tils chickens, nnd ono night not long ngo ho hid nonr tils henhouse to catch the thief. Ho hnd not wnltcd long when ho saw a four-footed coon como stealing along tho fonco and squeeze In at a smnll holo near ono corner, which ho had not noticed before. As soon ns tho coon wns safe Insldo Mr. (loodrlch claimed a big stone ovor tho holo and went Insldo to capture the coon, and . tnMiri,1la ttitrp)i vital nri! n v tnnpnlnir up, and stopped every 25 miles as It , 8Ul,,fnco prMent,, tho usual flower hnd bicn taught to do, to bo fed. An- .,-,, , , tho many beautiful hats ot the fomnlo portion. other ono was always fd when the town clock struck 12. When the clock struck 11 It would lift up Its head and listen, but when tho boll had stopped would again droop ita ears. Hut when the clock struck 12 It always neighed loudly for Its dinner. Itrar I.lkml Hiicnr. In a Vermont maplo sugar camp, owned by a Mr. Korsythc, the owner this spring often missed rakes of tho maplo sugar which had been set out In tho snow to harden. For a long tlmo tho men nt tho camp watobed for II.A 11.1., ....... .....I., I.IM ..Hill i llll? lllll'l, UUh HUtUf UUUhHl Ullll. Ullbll "I wont to begin by thanking tho la dles," began tho doctor, after prayer, "for tho very kind manner In which they observed my request In regard to head covering last Sabbath." At sev eral points In the audience dellcnto fin gers could be scon earchlng daftly about tho borders of lovely picture hats for Invlslblo hatpins. "It Is a matter ot great satisfaction," contin ued tho pastor, "to one In my position to find such kind consideration for ono another manifest nmong the members of his congregation," here nnd there a. posoy or n plume was aeon lo nod, hi nt Inst one day thoy found bear traeks ,ratltiK that a disturbance waa going leading away from tho camp, and fol-1 lowed them until they enmo to a envo 1 In the hillside. Mr. Hear waa not at home, but In ono eornor ot tho cavo I thoy found their enkoa ot maplo sugar ' neatly piled up. Mr. Hear had hidden away nearly 200 pounds of tho awcot ' atiiff. nnd when they wont to carry It away thoy mot him coming through tho woods, walking straight up on his hind feet llko n man nnd carrying moro sugnr In his arms. Whon he saw tha protuberant, clear ST",? closed tho door nttor him. Through n "o ho did not wait to bo shot, but ,o moat unpleasant J 'and window In the henhouse the moon- roppod h Is sugar and ran uway llko shortcomings. Is thn tinpplost man In tho world, snya tho North American Review. Of course, the wealthy elunsM have oviirywhoro found the way of en- Joying llfo. moro or itma; but to thi observer of national charactorlatlca these clansoa aro uninteresting, tlooa society In Kod society everywhere. I'or study, give mo the masses oi tno people. And It Is among the iubsms light came In so thnt ho couiu see plainly all ovor tho floor, but ho could not find the coon any place, and had almost made up his mind that It bad found somo other way out when he chanced to look up at the roosts, where tho chickens woro sleeping, and saw two great oyes staring at Mm out at the dimmest earner. Tho coon had slipped up on tho roost among the chickens, thinking that perhaps Mr. In Pranm that, aflor all, I find the , Ooodrleh' W0Ud not Me Mmi Al . 4 ..a I.H.... tiiuiu Wim i . irrcuiiMt amount of hatiplnosM. I no Frenchman la a chesriui pniiosopner. Ho knows host of all how to live and enjoy llfo. Moderate in nil nia nan- Its, he partakes or all tho goou tilings that nature has plnesd at Ills disposal, without ever making a fool ot himself. He understands temperance In the tiua acceptation of the word, whleh means, not total awUlHonce. uut motierauou. When ymi say that a country has a temperate climate you do not mean that It hna no climate at all; you mean that It has a climate that la neither too hot nor too eold. We have no teetotalers, because we practically have no drunkards. A Frenchman would ba as astonished to find that the law pre vented him from enjoying a glass or wine, because a fow Imbeciles use wlno to get drunk with, ns he would to find that the law forbade htm to use knives in hla quiet and peaceful home, be cause there aro a few lunatlM who use knives to commit sulelde with or kill their fellow creatures. be had his bask turned, but he waa curloua and had to see what was go ing on. And that Is why he got caught. Hli OouiprtlnniUd. "the Filipinos aro rising." be read aloud from the newspaper. "Yea, Charley, dear." young Mrs. Torklns answered. "I can understand ttat per fectly. As soon as tfaey heard Qeneral Lflwton was coming they all proo- ably climbed palm trees." Wublne toa SUr. Jtuuulng from llrslli. In one of our seaport lowna Uvea a mother who determined that, what ever happened, her son should never be drowned. Her father was a snllor, and was drowned at sea. flbe tost her husband and her brother In the same way. The horrer of the great deep was upon her. Only those that have lived by the sea know what this terror Is. To guard her only sou from a watery death became a real passion with her. The thought qualified all her plana for hla future and kept her in ceaseless wateh of his movements. As the boy grew he waa not nllowed to paddle In boata or to learn to swim, and when he was old enough to earn bis own living hit mother sent him to an Inland town In the neighborhood of Uoston. "When you get started," she said, "I will come and live with you. I don't ever want to see the water ataln." It waa not long before the young man found work aa a teamster. Ills work was satisfactory to him and to bta amployers. but one day the horses took fright and ran away. The heavy wagon swerved and upset upon a plank bridge, undtr which a llttlo stream fiowad. Tbe drlvtr was struck, and any other thief. Wla Hipilrrrls. In Kansas City thero la park which la near a school, and In the trcea ot this park are many squirrels. All day long thoy frisk and scamper about, with their bushy tails up over their backs, peering urouud the limbs of the trees with their little, beady eyes, at the grown-up people without a bit of fear. Hut as soon as they bear the bell for school to let out they scamper far their nests, and by the tlmo tho first boy Is out of the door there Is not a squirrel to be seen. The wise tittle an imals know that when the bell rings tbe boys will coe out nnd stone them. More than this, the squirrels have learned never to show themselves on Saturday. This speaks will for the smartness of the tpeeks badly for tbe Kansas City boys. on near Its foundation. "It la by these little sacrifices" again from tho pul pit "the sweetness of human nature Is brought out, nnd all aro mado to fool the true neighborly spirit with which wo are endowed. Kvery woman Is mndo lovable by her own thoughts for the plensuro of others" nil ovor tho house thero was a quiver nmoni; the colors, dellcnto nnd bright, as when the first puffs of a rising breezo reach tho meadow grass, and the noxt Instant each sprig of artificial flowers and bow of lace nnd ribbon seemed to grow? momentarily tnllor nnd then move for wnvd nnd sink out of sight, nnd n nour ish of soft hands followed, smoothing the stray threads of gold and auburn and brown that followed us though loth to part with tho "dreams" In mil linery thnt hnd pressed them. The women of Dr. Hughes' eangrcgntlon ngaln sat uncovered before him. Kan sas City Journal. l.oiiB-Mii Trim Mlnlilrr Speaking of !ord Salisbury, who en tered on his 70th year February 3, tbe London Nows says for a Urltlsh states man ho can hardly yet be considered an ots) man. He la younger thau Sir William Hareourt by some three years, and he baa colleagues In bis cabinet who aro his seniors. Morcot.r, meas ured by the duration ot tho life of tho queen's prlmo ministers, his oareer should have still many years to run. Tho eares sf offlm seem to be favorable to longevity. Peel's oareer was short by a tragedy, and Melbourne did not live to a great age. Other of her majesty's premiers, however Lord Aberdeen, Lord John Ilussell, Lord Palmerston. Lord Derby, Mr. Oladttoi-t and Mr. Disraeli, all iceeded tbe al lotted tbree-seore yesrs and ten. Lord Salisbury la one of tho oldest members of parliament, having entered tbe Commons so far back as IIS) as Coin ssrvatlre mimber for Bt iford, A Mrs Thing of Niiitilron. On the day ot Waterloo It was late luforo Napoleon left hla quarters. About noon he came down from hla quarters to tako it horso. Tho equerry having gono off to match n hasty meal, tho duty of helping tho emperor on horseback HI to a youth named Ou dln. The lad had had no experience In ttila linn nnil envn thn IIiIIa fp. squirrels, but It ' tMn tueh it vlgorows hoist that ho nearly rolled off on the other side. Na poleon called hint a little fool and rodv away In a fury, tliidlu very "down In tha mouth," following htm some way behind, lly-and-bye the youth saw the staff officers open to right and loft, and Nasoleou came riding back. Laying his hand kindly on the boy's shoulder he said, "My child, when you help n man of my slzo to mount, do so gently." Fifty-seven years afterwards, as Oudln, now grown a gray general, related tbo Incident, his oyes filled with tears at the memory of Napoleon's thinking at such a moment of tho wounded feelings of tbo young man. at IjmI. "Seems to me I've seen your fate before." said the Judge, peering through his spectacles. "Yes. yer honor, you have," replied the prisoner. "I am the professor who gives the young lady next door to you lessons on the piano " "Six years!" carat Irota tb Judge quickly. Tld lilts.