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IT we illnoW wh'oul'aIlkin thoughtless
Tor,>ug, the crowded, dusty way,
Tihat somo pearl of wondrous whitenoie
Close bQ , our piethw~alyI
Wel woi 0ef ioadt atn
1 We w Liz I look Irountd,
ILpst ourq Orlp 0fooould trsmplo
Somno raro jewelI In the ground.
If we -kiionv What fordis are fainting
For, ti sha1d '1ich, yo 4hld ping
-If iio kne6* whA da-olioig
For the water we should bring
W'would hadto' With 6i ger fo~lstops,
Wo would work with willing hands,
Bearhig cooling oups of weto,
Planting rows of shading palms.' -
If wokngw what foot wbro weary,
limbidg4 up tliq hilqf jin
By the world cast out gs evil,
Poor, repeotd "vagdalonQ
W no more would dare to scorn them
WAth our Pharisalo pridq.
Wrapping close our robes around us
Pasing on the other sido,
If wo know when friends around us
Olosely press tojsay "Good-byo,"
Which-among the lips that kiss us
First beneath the flowere should lie,
While like ralinupon their facos
Fell our bittbr, blinding tears,
Tndog words of lovo otornal
We would whisper in their ears.
Story of a Herring.
A herring? Uh I'
My dear sir, will you please to take a reef
in your sail and give the herring a chance..
To be sure the roor little smoked and
withered object is at -best but a hunger-and
Ihirst-inspiring iness ; but if yotk follow its
career from the hnio it got lost from sone
body's basket until-it ceased to be used as a
pronulgator of liuman'lillhappiness, you will
in ",justice to this odoriferous and much
scorned 1)s', confess that it really had a
For a practiCal yet modest wielder of fate,
give me the herring 'that "Ted" .larper
found one night ashb was going after his
pretty sister at the 1an11k theatre. -
A deceptive parcel it replescited, as-it,
lay 11n the pavement, wrapped in a white
paper, neatly tied around with a string,
"Ted" nadi a grab for it, with a thrill of
joyous expectation.
"Golly I maybe it's a bonanza" lie cx
clalimed, h'shing toward a restaurant wir
(low near and eagerly *scanning his "Intfirid
his dirty little digitA trembling with exeit"
ijg hiopcs slpposed to be hiddon in a - o
nanZa." ..
"Hang It I a lkcrring I" Oh,. tpe .isgust,
the coueentiated dissappo at inmlt,contalliqd
in the kick that helpless little f1sh received
18 "Ted" tliik it'from him into the guttdr.
"Ted" ran his hands down deep into his
pockets, and meditated upoij the shalldw
ness of lyd hild tlyilfollnhNsMrtf life'gen
erally. lie had not helped Longfellow
write his "Psaln of Life," but lie was -the
personifleation of the.Qline,
"A d hl g in 'a ir'Wl, they seem."
j"Ila It di 0Muttred, "if that
ha1nd beenan zie and Well
would, a W i nnd got our
namL's 'Mithe llet's g i lners-r-by
This 1U4t' I 1)i3 * dhtly iul nt some
thing quit9 forpi1 t "i tt - IngA for
he made d s veudt ed - r t e abused
herring, and, wnipping it inp neat par
cel again, li asstunelid 1 business
like dr,ajthough hiscv ' Cv ded with
some hiddii'-ided r the restau
"A Whtmga"- <a Walter.
"A .blind'--a sojlet4,ngj tis got
vahic'and yen d/.'t 1 V10o '.at's gtl
youis p~aid for it."
*"Get out, you little vagali'dd| None of
your smart tricks here, " the bar-tender criedl
with an angry move, towvard "T'ed ;" but
one of the igentleme'n grisent' interfei'ed,
saying, with a jocular glance at "Tfed:"
"'Let bhin Alo10. ( Come here, ,my boy,
anid give us a j9ep at 'yomi 'blil'id.' " But
"Ted" made fd tie door i'udl wouldl hiavo
escaped If hec had not l.cen: caught by the
speaker, who lauighingly wanited 'o know
what was. in the parcel.
"'How shiud t knowv ?f '1Ted" retortedl,
with the wit of an elubryp politician.
"Taint no pu't-up) jgh, honoirigt-.
"hiedid 'io 'ge'tlt9-" rihu
"Fliound itright 'outsidle of tis heo
The gentleman took the pafckage fronm
'"Ted's'' reluctant girasp, flugered .it, smelt
of it andi with a knowing smile at "'Ted,"
remarked :
'Foundl it, ild yeou, and, suppoh)slng some1(
of us lost it,- thought you \vould' sell it for
the reward ?" -
"Yc-as,"'-the young speculator drawlpd,
looking down at the end of his n'ode that ho
was dillgently SOitdng' to, ivoid mneeting
the hium'6ons s" 14~jy of his lierlocutor :
then ad~ded con~eppy,
"I must go. Mysor sho'a a .wdtiti'
for me to takeoJpr ihuone, and I? guess the
theater is out itow."
"Oh, no, its thne enough yet for another
act," the gentlemen replied, detainig
- 'Ted" by 'ge'dhal' forcd.9frIsgour sister
young and pretty?"
"You bet it' '"Ted" cried with -enthusi
asm, %n~ud:sLQ :tsgig t. boX seconddgtta
after awhile. You see, shte ain't beoih at it
- long yet, bit !sht. get0 plottgh money ali'
readly to support mo'n her I" .m
"So you are a pair of orphans, are you??'
- "I should think so. We ain't plhi~a s
been poor, neither ; but after mothieredied
father took opium11 worse than oe', he~.
- .body Sin~'t.buy his, pinttlo udfihe lha'd 4k
* yi know, hia lgdh~raa
sorro.W u ~ol uh}g~Ip nof hsfml rn
tiouhk~ tsptriJg $yusti anderi
the f t r rygj net of
"Tgd" jGj)fw
ence, ,wo
wis6i inge ifteI v lI~lh
T rldea fl 6A2hatibn. a
litle te re l a
-4nouthed silence; but when they proposed
again disposing of it by auction, and played
auctioneer with such advantageous skill
tht, lie realized over two dollars by the
satile, "Ted" began to think he had, indeed,
found a bonanza. At this moment the door
opened timidly, and an anxious pair of
bright eyes lighted from out a closely-imluf
fled face upon "Ted," "Teddy, Teddy,
what in the world are you doing herel?
Com home this ininutel" "Ted" rushed
toward the door, shouting: "Don't scold,
Nell ; found a herring, and it's turned out.
to be 4 reg'ier boaianza." Poor 'Ted I"
his !e6xited "give iway" of .lho "blind"
created Ia roar of laughter, and lie was sharp
(enough tosee his blunder aini joined in the fun
at his own expense, while his sister peered
into d half open door in perplexed anxiety.
The geitleman, a handsome fellow, who
first interested himself in the brother, ad
vanced now to the sister, and, while plac
Ing the results of the herring auction in
"Ted's" hand, explained briefly how "'Ted"
came to be detalned. Thte girl blushingly
seolded.tho boy for his "wicked trick" and
"I have had such a fright I I walted for
him until they closed the theatre and theni
hurriel home, fearing something ha( hap
pened to hin. Of course, when I (dd not
find hint there, I started out to look for
him, for lie had never failed to meet me at
the theatre before. I called and made in
qiirles everywhere. At last a policeman
told uo a little boy was in here. Dear me;
how scared I was - Come, Teddy," she
said, taking him by the hand in motherly
fashion; "and don't you ever be sicli a
bad -boy agahi or141 do something awful to
"Iay'I walk home with you ?"
The girl drew back and her fae flushed,
but she met the gentleman's admiring
glances with sly reproach in her own large
dark eyes, as she replied:
"Tiianik you; I need no company but
A short walk brought the two orphans to
their neat little apartments, and then
"Nell" sat demurely and listened to the
story of "Ted's" herring. A silence of
deep thought followvd, "Nell," the sevei
teen year-old judge, sitting with her hands
crossed over her face the picture of bad
I)crplexity, while "T'1ed" sonIew hat shame
faced, gazed upon her with a dawning con
sciousness of having done something wrong.
'Teddy," at last his sister said with a
sigh, "I don't know what mother would
have saild to such conduct on your, part,
'but I know it is only another way of play
ing the beggar, and Ibn right down ashamed
of you. That imionev lhas got to go back I
Come on ; I'll wait outside the door, and
you go in and put it on the counter. Come,
we are not beggars yet."
"Ted" began to cry quietly. but lie knew
there wasi no use protesting; they started
on their erraid. The girl waited in time
shadow of the adjoining ball door as "Ted,"
deeply iumiliated, oponed the restaurant
Oor -and found the same crowd gathered
'My sister is much obliged, but she"
"Tcd's" throat Iiled and obstructed fur
thor .utterances. Laying the money down,
lie rushed out and joined his sister again,
They gained their home without discovery
that .they had been followed.
The following day a large package was
left for "Ted" and his sister. A letter ac
conipained it, which read:
Il trust this suit of clothes will fit you
nicely, and that you will wear It with credit
to your sister, who takes such admirable
pains to make a fi'te man of you. The in
closure she must accept from a sincere
friend to all of her sex who strive honestly
to surmount the diflicultles besetting their
Ithway while unaided and alone they bat
tle for place and bread. 'Tis not the offer
ing of charity. It is rendered in the spirit
of a brother to a sister. Be a brave, studi
ous boy, T1eddy, and hurry up into the
growth of a protector."
T)en ten-dollar bills constituted tho "ina
closure." The letter was signed "True
"Poor little Nell! iIf the government
had opened0( its treasury to her, she could
niot have.'felt ricelir. She knew wvhat it
wvas toilmake the most of a dollar. The
burdeii of living had fallen uiponi her early,
and the hundi~rec dlollara in her lap seenmed
to lift a world okcare from her mindl-coal,
rent, victuals and those not considered
trifles iq~ a household whiich conlsume -so
muany sh ilhlngs'; and Nell only earned eight
. dollars15'ivdwek, and here were one0 hun
dlrdd dollars to amuooth the rough corners of
all their needs. Nell bowed her head in
her little, wonianly hianids, and criea as if
heor relieved heart couldi not give vent to
its gratitud~e in~ any other wvay.
','Ted" . had1 got into lis new clothes.
They fitted hhn11 splendidly. But wvhen he
saw his sister weep 1he wvent aund laid his
head on her shoulder aind began to force a
tear or twvo fromi his -beaming 'eye, just for
symp~athiy, and said:
"What's the use of crying, 'Sis?9" When
all thiead "spats" is gone I'1li e big enough
to earni money."
Nell only hugged hji head and cried tihe
"An V, aw'full nuce, Tedd 'I do woh
(d0r where it ctame. from 9"
"'I'll bet you I can guess," "Tecd" re
itg gteef lswhether to express
"WV1h, who ?"
"I th nk it's that .nice bg gentlemani who
Onted to idb us hiome.i'
"Teddyr I life dare yott think so ?"
"Ted" theti htlhe hiad bettor retract for
fta ~hos e hiIngswoudd go the Way of
t I. dnr~ig mohey; fpr lie quickly ox
9"PshawiIt'couldn'tV be him, you kilow,
for heidon't know' where we live, ior our
natmes, or oui' nothing i'5
"Happily' bme months ptased, Nelle wals
i #l her business. She
~6 ~~ meli and received the
~etg Intanager And,
~Q~W ~J1~ ~~49the future she fltte'
e.1 tg entraigos toQn to fueet "'i4a
~s'~te) 4npijuhr suiccess. "Ted"'a
;thire, het 1o .was, so sicks that .ho could
eaolyde totter along by his.-siator's wider
IIe had comnplained 6f a'seiero hesI and
throat ache all and now the little el4
was k~~lo at~ u~h~o~ ~W
and paled on his lounge, the geitleman
sayhig to "Nell:
"Undress him and get. him to bed while
I am gone; I will fetch a physicial."
'"Ted" was utterly unconcious of the
kisses and tearm that rained upon himi by
his sister, and when the doctor came lie
looked very solemn, anidsai1 pneuionia. "
The unusual noise in the room arrested
the attention of the people in the house, and
friendly hands ministered to the moaning
lad and gave encouragement to the almost,
frantic aisler. 'Teds" niceI big gentle
man attended to all the doctor s orders, and
"Nell" could only look her fervent grati
tude as he went In and out like some angel
of mercy. Once lie stooped over and whis
pered to her:
l 'Trust me as you would a brother 6r
"What shall 1 call you ?"
"James Overton.''
The next night and the following "Nell"
did not go to the I heatre, for she sat by the
side of poor little Teddy, who would never
again lnd a "bonanza" or witness an auc
tion of herring, for lie was dead.,
As if frozen with her loneliness and gr,
''Nell" bent her tearless eye upQl tle si
lent forin her fligers interlaced In the
agony of her unutterable-sorrow.
"All are gone, all-all-and I am left
alone. Oh Teddy I Teddy I why could it
not have been me1 ?" she nurnured.
"Not alone, Nellie, ily brave little wo
man. Let me be your more than brother
or friend, if in time of sorrow you can lean
upon me confldentially. Nellie, here at
poor Teddy's side I tell you that I have
known and admired you for months, have
watched your heroic conduct, have learned
to love you. Do not be aloi"e in your sor
rov, dear girl, for your grief is mine-only
tell Ie that my sympathy Is not instrusive,
and that miy presence is a comfort."
She gave him her hand, saying iourn
"It seens as if God had sent you. Tell
me here, are you the writer of a lette
signed "Friend ?"
"I ai. You will not be angry?"
"Oh, no. It made poor Teddy so proud
and happy. le guessed it came from
A few months after poor Teddy was
buried, Nellie left her little room for a com
fortable home as the wife of James Over
Among the curiosities in their handsome
cabinet is a sealed little glass cabmnet con
taining a smoked herring. It is the Identi
cal one "red'" wanted to sell James Over
toil as a "blind.''
Thoias' "Fo' Yeah Ole."
"Driving recklessly through the streets,
T1o1011111, what do you say to that ?"
Thomas Fletcher scratched his head and
grinned is the question was asked him in
the Jefferson Market Police Court.
"Do you know what reckless driving
"I doan' know, boss; dat depen's on the
speed I s'pose do animile Is a makin'."
"Exactly, and your animal was making
the dust fly this morning, the policeman
says," said the Court.
"Well, as 'gards dat I neber see him
wait long 'nough for to count d cobble
stones on d street, but I doan' tink I was
agoin' so bery fast."
"Why the policeman says your speed
was terrific."
"I guess lie nebtr seed dat fo'-yeah ole
befor', or lie ain't 'quainted with the pecoo
Riarities of full blooded stock."
"'Is your animal a trotter ?"
"I'll match hin fo' anyfingagin any oder
nag in dis yere town fo' kiverin do groun'
in less'n free minutes."
"Go as you please ?"
"Doan make a dif of bitterence to me If
I hab do ribbons ober dat nag's tail I tole
you dar's gein' to he 5som1 tall Steplin'
"I'll have to punish you for driving so
reckless tIls morning."
"'I couldn't help It, boss. Do nag hleard
a fellow a scootin up) behin' hdm, an' as lie
dean' lIke nuttin' foolin' 'roun' his hee0ls
he jos' gil) a snort, 's niuchi as to say; 'I'se
off, Thomas,' an' dusted. Rcfo' I knowed
where I was de ossifer cotchied me1."
"'Oin dollar thIs time."
"D~at's too bad, boss. Now, if (d1s ting
goes on an' dat hoss keeps up ils duistin',
I'll hab to eider sell out o' git busted."
Hie paid the dollar 31nd( passed1 out, look-'
ing sad1 and disgusted.
Slipipr Thirowng.
The11 anen~t cuistoml of thirowinlg all old
slipper after the bride as she leaves h~er
home Is still In many places believed to
brin~g luck to the happy couple. But It
may be quecstioned whether the 0old shoe
was thrown for luck only. It Is stated In
tile H~oly Writ that "the recelting of a shoe
was all evidence anid symlbol of rejecting or
resigninig It.' The latter Is evinced in-Deus
teronomy, 25th chapter, wher'e the ceremony
of a widow rejectinlg hcr hiusband's brother
In mlarriage is by loosing Is shoe from off
his foot.e .-MAd In Ruth we are told that
"it was the: customl In Israel concerning
chiangip1g, that-a-man plucked off his shoe
and delivered It to his neighbor.'' Hence
the throwing of a shoe~ after a bride:. was a
symbol of renunciation of. dominion and
auithority over her by father or guardian,
and1( the receipt of the shoe by thie.bride
groonm, even if accidental, was an 03men,
that the authority was transaferred to him.
Loht Children. -
A mother one day lost dne' of her child
ren, a child of two years, and after a long
trnd anxious search. fatnd himn in' thle kiteh
en1 closet, in a huige -ir'on pot, fait sleeb
He hlad been left in charge of a' servent,'
who had fulfilled her duties by taking' the
child to the kitohett ard'then goingoft~ to
gossip. A Mrs. D-e of BIrritigton, af
ter a similar experienice, -founds'heir ssI dg
tchild in a bread-trougli, seetly sleeping oh
thle' doughiV Thd -trough Ma* ar tery'il&0
bnetzded for ixiing hbread for ithe sh a
yard men, and when sull of~ dough udtfaly
stood on a low settee near tfhe fire hlat the'
b qd 'might .rise thme. uicker...T 'dhtld;'
~enceo in ,01rsifronlitiu
aft rOlsurbitig ti.w ~eooi nit,pan'd
efflag rofnear3l ' ofaibaby safe
ini the e ihe in so
is rderly .fraze tQ'aVo 3fled pre-I
o hr,
"Did you 'vet-he'i'" of the. Phaitaomt
Train ?" -an old, gray-liifed mnan1 asked.
The old man might hI& vu ien sixty or- sixty
live, or for all that a =1191 observer copild
toll, ho might have becW' Venty. Ile \aYs
thin and emculated, a1 I few rag
hairs in his head Were Ae ats snow. 1
beard WiVA lorg ahd fltI I vici -in w'e
noss with Ils hair.
"Did you oVer see titliitom Train ?"
he asked again, having kl'ived no aniswer.
There was a silenco ini th6 rooan mid Ilo one
ikwered. The gontlena9 seatd next to
the writer whisperd "p t mind him.;
that's his hobby."
"I have secu the Phaut I Ti-ahn" said
the old man13, in a tono 'su i as- he ii(Af
lhve useadhad some oet diMed tile fact -
"I have seeni the Phaiitom'rai'th iWore titjt1
Imprbased by the learit mamier of 0 f
Did man, and influenced no$ doubt- pya
ural curiosity to hear a ghoh story in wiz Ich
i train played the leading phri, the Writer
'equested the old man to rdbite his ghost
like experienes. He coiiilied without dO
Ay, and began:t
"1'n, ont of Pservice how but te) yotrAk
igo, and for many years.be rjo that, 1i 4'.
switchman.on the iludsodi iver Rtlltodi
Pill retired now, but thrOug Ino fault of my
niy. These people here will tell you tlat
[ ami1 crazy oil on subject. :Don't you be
believe them, I'm ts- -- ,
"'But about the train?" ilerrupted onc
f the party. -
"Yes, yes ; about thetran," replied the
>k( man,1 switching hiselfi back on the
1ntain track agail as easily as thouugh lie
lad never abtndoned it and .1m1 upon the
lidiing of iero personal .rotuinieences. - '"It
was in April, 1805, that:-Presi lent inlicoln's
Jody wits brought over our ro d. I did not
iee the train, and as I was n great reader
f newsptapers, I saw n.OiiOsiption of it.
[ want you to remember tlis. Just ojie
year after the funeral train paused over the
oad I 11w its ghost.
"What? The ghost of t4 traln, ?"
"Yes. It must have been1 a ghost. ' I
was at my Post,, waiting, for. le midnight
3xpress, which was due at alut- 12.30 in
lie morning. I want. you: remchiblr
aint I had read no description .of the funei
i trai. I had read of the jissassination I
md knew that President Iiicoln's ho(y t
was sent West, but I was sick a-bed whtu
Ale train passed Ity station aid didn't see I
"But the ghost?" . '
"Well, it needed some little explanatloti
for what I'm about to, tell you is so extrta
>rdinary that you might feel disposed to
met it down as a hallucination. What I
%n going to tell you I actually qid See."
"When did you see it, and what was
"It was the night of April 24, 1866, as
ar as I can io.neubor, that I first saw it. It
vas ia phanto.m train. 1 was at Ilyswitch
station, and had a good while to vait be- t
'ore the next train was due. I )waq about
o retire into my little house whop I heard
it0lonn, AUnilijilig sou% 'I n 6trgavd-nid
varning of the approach of a t in. We
3xpectedi a freight train that ni it, which
vas to leave half a dozen cars oi the side
,rack, and the noise I hetard seem to ie
o come from that, train. Know Ig that
here were no regular trains on theroad at 1
hat hour, except freights' (the ikidnight ,
rain had passed before I heard tl' Phan- I
.om Train), I fixed the tragk acceidingly. f
'he switch was so Bet that the trai, could I
un upon it and detach such cars a it wts
lesigned to leave.' That .boing :lone it
would havo been. my duty to at nd the
witcli on the other end of the a ling, so 1
,hat the chgine and the remnam ang cars
night strike the main track, again. While ,
[ was arranging the firsts witch t10 rum
ling in the distiuce 'becaaze lou or and
louder, and I knew -that thI hmin vas not
Far away. I had posted miyctef as the up
per end of the siding in order 1o hinke no
inore delay tha~n wvas aibsoluitely ntecessary.
Tust as I had completed my arrangemeonts I
tieard a dull, sulleni roar mace up of a.
shousand different noises blenmdul torethier,.
G.obking down tihe r'oad~ 1 sa* 4. headlight.
wvhose' power and intensity I hitd never
10een equaledl in my experienci of thirty
rer~rs. 'ThierO was a chill ablxut the air
that I couldn1't und~erstandl~.. As I said be
fore, I huad things so fixed that the train.
iad to run ubotl the siding. Mhat ms
ilave beeiV my astohish'mient, the.1, whlen I
taw rushing along the male Imek withC
reckless speed a locomnotive. dre.'ed from
Jfnc end to the other in crape, and carrying ~
it least'tl dozeni little flatgs, also biroutleg
in crsape, bi 'het', aide rii s. I co Id1 readl
1Cer hame ' 911e pasacd by ne--it was the
DIontittitulin-a'ndi ' 0uld( see- th fee menii
:llearly. One man had his-hlans oin the
lever, and wtu8 peering out into th~ nighit,as I
f iai search of somethitng on the tr ek ; an
>lthets wais shoveling coal into thie furnace, I
Ihte makhti n deal of hoise hbout it, and1( i
tird, di'e~d d bIAtbk, with drao e dang:.
gi from his~ ar'ai atyd ceirdling is MIff 1
in . a/a io a stool doitig ndt~hiing.
bit ask tunh bbwI saw so niuuhl h si ch a
bhow is, that I dw wh at l'mn tel nig yoti.
;here w'as sonmething~ glmastly aboutt lie faces
>f the 'lheu, but'thmdt might hlyve b 'a eaus
id by the terific'rate att Which t ,y . Wtge4
ibeedinmg a1o0ig. -As soon as tile onstitu
ion Jiad passed I rtln to the lowe end. of t
hei hiding to'fix the switch, Wlaich fdtr
iluebody had tamipetOd with. It vas jit
is lihad leftit."'
"You titiht it was ko'skiI as 'Nnd a
'in upbni Bide track ?"'
-"Just sd.- '-If thaat locomotive h1( d ben
f hmonesti ron an~d stpel it ne'rr co 1(d have
umped that swi'tcht aw-it dill"
"Did you set tlpe switch naalht"'
"N6b, i1 ia lit tmie fdr jdet its I cachA ,t
ltI hafd 'W cl'afi ig. iiic ' e~u~ I
imrpiercd bthii shrIll eet wiiu that I'
hind, that~ switcha s set .t9
i~d a tr'it iiib thie' side (fhek. 'Don't!
ror t t t W tile' I 's'Iu n ,iy,
Idl~ikh~t . lctih n idm1m. (
%syhat: thMgiit'el' Wak i 6 A26
d'saw ami16 her lild draped
~i 'l '6t' ti libn' I
k"? t 'hesa w hiddema
rakcw 6f Wt i1e 'Wgo 9
lie ffli"~f4 f it'boIlet i
~ ib ydteka 4 black
littig ti iI ' evti
arid ("I dddii
At On p ee
u'tra. ''l. hig of the efridi with' tho
il lint 'Uion 1 letters of gold, irruied'crape
streamers, set' off here and there with
.dlcttes Of .white. 1iICnded these rosettes
IJpearedI ahI1ost everywhere to relieve the
soanhbr blackness of thle crape1 and cloth.
litht beh)w the window' of the'cab I saw a
paribit. fritivf' il a wood as black as ehi
niy. "it wis that- of the niartyred Presi
16ent I Tlieti I know'. thit the train 'was a
p)hiantomli. iuchind the engine .Were eight
"ars-and- all were heavily draped in
motriiniig. The second of ' chocolate
olor, with streaks of silver .to' mark the
manellijg, wis aliost hidden from sight by
lid profusion of criipe anid lilack cloth it
arried. TAttle .sliver stars and white
Xpsyttes Ahone here and there imong the
adk. : ts l d'trall paksd by I courld see
hIdfaTh~es Off 'the 'engineer, two or three
H4INC#fil ,ndii several pascngers who
vere seated near the wiidows, whose
iatlnithfiA wero raIsed1. Tliey all iok
dlpile andglyistly, but those who moved
til llev naturally, and trinsaeted their
>Asiniess inl j1tst thle ille -way that galy
her. train hidi obuld have done. A8 I
ito 1i *atclhing thekee.cits-tne enghie rbich
kd the Awlt'h, and I - expected t6 see her
m-n :olf on -tu0e iing. - But she didn't
urit off., Instead 'f that, she kept right
tiong ii the-inal' track asl though there
vete no' citch thlinta as ahwitclie in the
vorld. Theiu cars folloved le- a casily as
houAh the goi was luecar, -and in a few
iecondd all that I ctld see of the train was
he hmilalof the flagman on the rear car. I
otutid the switch set as I had left it I"
"What was' the object of th' first On
"She was probably a: 'pilot.' Very of
en when an Inmportant 'epeolal' is on the
rack a 'pilot' is sent onilen l- iintes ahead
of her to prepare the way for her.
"I lave you ever seen the Phantom Train
ince ?"
'Yes, tWice, find both tunes on the anni
'ersary of that, night. - Nothing was chang
d, not even the wreath- of flowers,' which
vore still fresh."
As theold man concluded he walked to
vai-d the door with a dazed, far-away look
in hiseyea that betokened mential trouble.
''Ah I"- said one of 'the party as the door
losed behind him, "poor old Mailtwood ha
,one hire (tapping his - forehead). lIe
hinks- Ie never- read about that funeral
rain ; . but .I know lie .has read everything
te could -get hol of concerning It. Ho
>cgan to tell this story in 1867, and has
iever left off. . And what.is singular about
t iS, thathe has persuaded a good many
ople -to believe him.
I give my. birds mainly boiled egg aud
iaked Irish potato. 'Tihe egg is cooked
iard, flifteen or twenty minutes, so the yolk,
vill be dry and icaly, then mix half and
malf with a fresh-baked or dry-boilod po
ato, with a fork so it will not be pasty but
ight and delicate. Te white of the egg I
lo not put in as the birds will seldon, gat'
t -The , food Is prepared yey day. tfi and
n hot weather-klept in an Ice chest or cool
cllar so as not to sour. I put food In the
age and as the bird .needs it, put in more
rom that set away. Ths Is the Mocking
ird's standard dish when old enough to
eced hhaself but I do not feed much potato
o an unfledged bird. With egg alone and
plnty of.grasshoppers, I. have always had
-ood success in rearing the young. They
iced as- nuc)h care as an Infant. The mock
ng bird must have -k variety of food,crqck
rS dipped In w. wt milk, oatmeal bofldd
oft but not muwhy -instead of Insects, 'raw
ieqf steak shredded fine, and fed to them
once or twice a week, all the grasshoppers
hey .will eat, apples and -tomatoes, berries
lot too acid, -a wtinut or hickory nut
rtolkeii and thurown into, the- cage--these
rc good for npoking birds, A red pepper
plit open and given occaaionally Is good.
n the Ktill I bpil several dozen eggs, crumi
he the yolks, thorpughly dry themi and put
heam in ~wide-mnotthied well-corked bottles.
L very littie of this p~owdered- egg 'mixed
v'ith, potato Anskes tif chief .Winter food.
K, beef'slertlomgg boiled and hunig -where
L will freezci thqn gratvil, :Is good t~o mix
vilth their food in Winter. ;My Frenchmman
ised to Itcop a tin ifualt can with some bran
liit iug )yat pl place andi if .his birds .ap
>eared oit of sorts lie gave thiem sonme mil..
er's. wgrnia (rgm.,thq brat)a A .couisin of
sine in ,tezas, givesher- i$rds sour milk
urd og Dutch chgese and also fresh butter,
utt I dIoubt. about the butter.. On no ac
ount let the bi rds have any salt or fat
recdf. Giye'ng cake,'but'a sidall lumip pf
Agar n'n 'be' given' occasionally.' No
lmd or lslkled eggs n'iuei be gived. The
age ghould Jhe lgif clean and airy,
t, least illk2Eiclis ad 2I1 Ilchies: In the
ighest p~art.- 'T'h& bird inhaat have access to
lean sagd and pure wAitei at all times anud
e allowi'd tollathe oftn' 'for the drly air of
ur sittikrooina 'hii Winter is Very, itrying
hg of ii coiiervalbj . A ti1,b)ehng lird welli
~it bi fol iltvd' fdjj:desg cb'rmstatitly hn
&rdyihg ajtd Iik~ liatiful etadng"" ; winning
vays repay all ca~ estbge d on him. I
inv6 kilown bir'ds t66b bred' In "a room of,
vhuich they had the'enlrd, fkepdom,. but It
vas undur fgvorablg circtfis'tapccs, If the
blmdsfoptdw~ifs anti l1 e ibkla It uip; It Is
Youablybec umse of dt '-ie'is being (edl
It ups, beeni frequqnthy iesqrted- that a
qandy bu~pher-' Is ppsssedl of .moro thn
h, proygrat ;nIpeyes, of ,aecst, that, h~
act, It is impppihlo-19~ kill him, sng1, While
>ersecutedi travelors 9fteni yish to see one,
defunct train boy is-qjei1a rqripy that
yen Barrny .Il4me,peItidone ofexI4biL'
roun a .a l~tyi t epdd 1the
y 1 , at e!r
rom a -atslight inth nfd m'Iroly
I4t hs 6t~ ohl~n hti 19fM)A
f89 'erh i hil 'd ar
',Ve ''ti 'f u i~u f
- - Gaubling on the Green.
A reporter fell among av group of persoln
who were comparing experiences on that
fruitftl field of the cloth of green. Quo of
them sa(d :
. "An Evansvilic gambler told mile he went
to Vicksburg last winter anid dropped into ii
faro-rooni. Around the table were seated-A
number of bald-leaded fellows, wearinu
jeans sitis, and looking like solid but. mil
guided farmers. The Evansvillian witclie(l
them play, and each had a big pile of 41pe
and red chips before him1. At, last otir gai
bler concludbd to go inl, mand, thinking to
ma111ke a 'ibloody big blufl,' pulled out his
roll and said to tile dealer, in a loud and
polipous tonloof voice:
"G(inune at hun(Ired dollars' worth of
"To his istonismiiient the i1yers paid no
Attention, ahd the deailer, without putting
down tile: hox, lippled his hind in - the
drawer aind pulled out a little white chip.
.1 '1 ,never even stopped,' said the Evains
Ville man, 'to inquire what the blue and
reds were Worth.,
Another of the 'group told a story of a
friend 'of la. who was in the railroad
business, and was in the habit of playing a
siall game of poker at live cents anto with
the men it iead-quarters. Thochips wLre,
in technical parlance, called ''lve and fif
teen"-worth five and fifteen cents respec
tively. - lie went to Indaainpolis to m'ect
some big guns of other roads, and after dii
tier it wa proposed to play poker. He WBa
it wait of moderate circunistaices, aid i not
a gaibler by any meanus, playing only for
the smallest stakes. lie agreed, and tie
chips were called out 'flve and firteei,"
and lie smid lie would tako about ten reds
and twenty whites. They were eoimted
out, and, 1as usual among frienda, were not
to be cashed until the gane was ended.
The deal was iide and lie drew a pair'of
qucons. lie thought. he would sliov them
that he plaiyed a liberal gam11ie although he
got nothing Il the draw, and when his turn
camue to bet ho shoved up lils ten reds, and
inally put in the twenty whites. 'The oth
era all drew out, one throwing up two pairs
and another a flush. lIe throw down isla
jwo. queens and rakel in the pot. The oth
cra 100o(d at, his h inl astolinient, and
one exclaiined:
."Whati do you bet $250 on a pair of
quieens "
"Dollars 1" said the other ; ''no I but
egnits, yea."
''Cents I" echoed the rst; "wily these
chips are $5 and $15. -
''Them take your imoney," cried our
friend, jumping up in holy horror. "I was
betting flc and fifteen cents. Why $250
keeps my family three months."
And he (idt theogmiIe in a hurry, and re
fused to' take his winniiings, bUecanaU -he,
thought they were not honestly his own.
"I t!1lik It was John Miller," said ai
other gentlemian; "who ran a 'doctored
deck' in a little game one evening. - We
had playeq for oie thne, iid Miller dealt.
We eqild see as soon tis the carls were dealt
that e'very 'n'hadi 'a good hand. They
drew their chairs uip, fingered their chips
ieivously, and the betting began.
"It started cautiously, and No. 1 put up
as J'i he was afraid of his judgmeint. No. 2
doublbd it, No. 3 cine in and douiiled,
and so it went until at last every one'14
watch aind clitin, atudi and pills were uti
anl ticketed for value. Not a man - went
out, and the excitement, was intenso when
the last bet was up and i call nade.
"'lien," said the story teller, "every
- man showed'up, Mnd every one of us had
four kings and an nec,- aid Miller - sat and
liallooed. .He had run a doctored deck
"I don't think I ever saw so much ex
citeient I a game in iuy life. Of course,
all bets went off."
A Iliawk That Uculi ltensionu.
''1 had1 just left thie diner table, to walk
across thie lawvn wvhen miy attention, wvas at
tracted b~y furIous screams inl ihup upper alsr.
A dlark shiadow flitted' across the grounds.
Looking up I suaW a fisli-hawk flying low in
a *straight line, amnd pur~sued at a hundred
yardls d istancee by a bald-hdaded eagle. The
hawk was moving .leisurely, so nmch, so
that that I was struck b~y the little dread of
capture which his flight exhibited, and- the
fear thi t his startling cries betokened. The
intentiong of the eagle uhere soop seen. .A
few strokes of his~ bowerful Wings brought
him close to the brivk. 'I'The secam~img
fisherman reil.nqhuilshed his prey, which
qluivceil and gleamed in thme sunlight. like a
dlisc of silver as it clove through the air i11
its deCsdent ~toward [lhe ear-15. "it was i
small fish, alyparchtly ai pr~h.' WeWere a
little -surprised -that, the rMbaetous bandit
should have devoted his powers to the cap
ture of -such smnallignines ''Ihe fish ilad not,
fallen' flfty feet- bdforo th'e hagle.'y "a pecu
liar dip rathe~r thuaft by tile iusd 6tt Isdi b
sanmid b~eiow -it; and tuinig abnh6bt tl$Q h i s
backbelatehed audo'o it 'anay. 1 4,q~
in'an o'pposite 'direct6W to that' tli 1wk'
was going. '-'IThe' hatwk uteomed Aat shd toi
have escaped with th'e loss of prop i' "d
kept th' oeven tenor' of 'is' way.! l2 '
atteuftion 'wan' agalu . nrrested' by roi deW
screams. Eooking at; thkwhawk, we noticed
that lie was' a ehiaufged bird -ag to condubft'
Visibly agitated, lhe Was utging hisdihlt,
with surprIsing'genergy A' glahce Mt tni
robbier revealedl the: cabuse-of the bhaun ".
Th'le eagle had1(' tur-nedI'iad was 'aln ~n
p)ursbuit,- ; TheV hawk semedialrnost fr it'
in lIis -struggles~ to-escapo.''Atofdim of
ories,scieinms,maledlicions andliinpfed lo i
Ipoured 'from- his throat. ''U4 :ialbily'IJ6M
the air,i filing, now.hlighlelv noW lower,' iSbW
straight' forward.: Trhe oagledetimb''dbWh'
upon hhin '.~strfter filight; causingvuls tb
;wondeor as;to-the .bause of theophrqits,,,
a few moments, lhe caume almdst bi- t~o
's If to' totf h'dr llpleads,'liO uitiero1a'loudi
shrill Isbreuamdi tmitently n'' imyi
the'eolaws of th$ llawkt;adeotifd fls ~ pngi
'idoeet i untiiV . t'uhad afallon' 'a 'hitndrb
febtr- "leslthtng'at dicde' froini hits threaT6ip'
ed attack, and half eldsing" his wlnb lie
~plonged 'swiltly IowltWard"6&ow . ),
turned oid hits boek, anti tltit litig
it oiff initriumi'ph.i A'fho lita# 'eWtt
tinddd'lte fight, f1heffabtl ~6 t# a curI
duespe liokiEt' tid'bk part-da.
libited an intolli hbewhilohvvlMyl i z
acoustonditbblv/ tlh tiihige'f)
m1uc frIl')'igh(rd ~ i. h tlve -
t A f t AL
A n a 1ewyf9AArts has
a$ rnyrus, be
llVedObb' 't'fat 49 ears old,
but int exIe'luat prederv&tide'
-II Bostonh e .4,V& I wOmen
who pay taxes dn70Y,O00000oT proper
Ly, a~ul 3A,000 Ivomeu iI 1asiveuIlsett.
whose propp by is,taigd at ,000,000.
-Mrs. AnifI' E. Alsop, o Middle
town, .94Mi, hla$ given. t. John's1
010itolI atish of tl ' 5000, the
Iricomo to be used if64 tho'Apgd poor of
thesoo0jety. , .t
--Th brayerg o tio rU 9d States
l yct ye r ma pa factur ,fat4 q ld 9,473,
3i-ibii res,1 -4,200',83b" is; equal
to a little over' six galldi1 5'r capita
for the popiltlatio . ,.
.y-Upto, Nqvynber 1, 1178, ere wero
3,000 000 fee1 uorj %. IuW,.surveyed
lit Bdugor, Me" "t ill [Ih to that
date, and 5,00b feet nibde' than in
1876.,, ,) .,m :i ii )Owri W
-Tie R40sian ;. Qficmi Oaxfte states
thw. number .f 1, Y.edt for the
09p1seription or 1871 tor h Russian
armny, navy and "t6 ?ftiitle guard at
218,000. .. I I I'..1 ;.t
-Two houses werherecently pull.1
down in Aldersgate..,street,l London,
wh1h were the. resideods of John
Miltoi'taid of the 'raI6 'Countess of
1'embroke. - ! . J.u.t/ s - o
-The oldcat S'bhool teaelle in Greene
county, Pa , is'Wi . TeaglrdeA, of Rich
bill township. I1Iei 80 yq, old, and
Is now teachilig l Iis sa"pei y-fourth
terrni. I
-The- D~fin16'a Whe4 fa~m, in the
valley of ilhe Red Elver ot:the North
;Quptagns 87,000 4pres,.o*,3h 13,006
are this year in i wheat Inna le block,
making hl6id f tweht*W slire miles.
-Iho ldit sdIvior'of 'he' leces of
Sir Walter Seott, of-IK13b1ttord, has
Jist Passed- away at the ago of sixty
Lhreq-Ovs. Ilizabeth Ch~lotte Peat,
wdow * U '1ea~ "-P. of the
The *a1ts N t6Ized ver
sion of th'e'NeW Testthenv ig oe recent
ly holt their nlety4leat sossion. It is
expecte s tnar - thp e9tI$ revislon will
be completed withii a ye r,.and that
publieion ill' ow.
-IFblid ii ' , head
of cattle rAohthly ' 1 bui"'with the
prospect foiani oresseIn 66 demand.
T.e shipinents, ps 9A 1p to Cuba
'i1'e also flre, I' oceupa
tidh to eer dl Mor amskips.
-Tile lt4ittW Yo_ i6 n s having
two boailtifkl'aba'r' Wnit 161- him in
Troy N N .,:ati cost.of'$'16000. One
is to 6 used -ay a -ooAg the other
for smokIng. i.e s, re luxu
rions, and they'aroj ,tl' mno n any
road. . - on
-Fort Wayne, Jnd., has-a profession
al frp oatp er, Nypo, IOT, he cana
s'ometimes' entohi'e as"hi as 5,000
frogs In a single' tri#, whie .rbtail from
twenty-five tQ. seventy-five cents per
dozen., t Won
-it has been eit t the loan.
lug asdoblations'o'Ti ht hib'Aft"old mort
gages on \vestern">fams- the amount
of. $300,00,0pP.. 91 n h1senorsnous sum
9f b)ir1.yy 91gy, OW; ktorest so
oUnt vii tod iatc 1ta tb I50,000,000
per'anit . uni.. di:
--ir. Courad, -sbuiptor ngthe New
Enlnd Drate Wgrq, t[Westorly,
R,~ ~~t po.,l 1amaig9h_ r a medal
lion head of Nah "Webste 'as a com
panioi to the oite di Dr, H race Bush
nell, to be placed just'overtthe east en
Lremnce to the Stqtq patpii9,agIartford,
Conn. A
ing from taxall.bullilbga uotng $10,
000 and, upward fo tjre, ynrs, 40,000
an fparqo i f r y.rs a 0,000 and
does not aplj to t~reldeute or fur
n Iture nor to'StatM 'and 'don tax.
,-TVhe .quartorWv examination of the
.clerks in: te~ Box, Pepainmpnt of the
P'ost-oflice In New York, hasi utst end..
c 1. Engli'elerk was gi,ven 2,000 cards
lnl>rinehleh to i~rlifl memory the
names Qf the box-holders' nd of those
whe~' r~einb thal 'the ji es of others.
Robe't kiiller took ltdsIfap,, missing
on y hgeq' i Im 7 4yrexp~ge being
90 . J a rogmistakes,
.-Ile patibaetshhld" urdidtds of chil
dhren within the (,onlindfiwealth of
AInssauhusetts are reqwo8tml by the
i yoe Provehva
iekst'oiehd'Iio~'~fffll pon their
children plainlymarked wih he child's
fjmil Sp s as to assist
trielocl. ., o ~ ers of the
oolsy in retr u*9 5d9p1 to their
th e .goupt $1 of
Mi enloan
la r eing
t 6'u,~r' inquests
fr~h~t~o ~4(d~ir 'jutsettled
'thu bil A~igly. The
'Mh ~ W .-urors are
,-W'1m'Adl ,6'U' portion"
01Of W'"C ossesslona
todk ~hc'' T6IiY/ ust. A
j~a3 t'A~rfb gent as
ithr teothet essifirting h e
l't~io oW otheon sm'o
'+r14sva *retilluryt 4 le ath
rbhw49 2pl p#~'
f old

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