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low soft the rain of April's tearful month That cornea , mid gleams of buiishlne and warm hrcc/.e. falling in gracious haste , from out the clouds Dripping from roof-tree pattering down tin , eavc . bit down at my cascin-nt , ami look forth Upon the wceplnir earth , with full content- Inch glorious promise doth each raludrot : hold Such sure fulfilment hath the sunshine lent. I close my eyes , and visions fair appear Of odorous apple hlooin and violets hlue , Ind pleasant woodland haunts and rippling brook , And eplcy south wind sighing gently through. The sun emerges from a hank of clouds , The dewdrops sparkle , like the diamond's ray. Indlo ! the voice of singing-bird Is heard Trilling its tuneful praise * , sott and gay ; ind 1 , too , hall the resurrcciion time The glad awakening from the Hand divine. Jfary E. Sharjte , in The Current. CINDERELLA. She could not help it , poor little Decil , though y-oungand light-hearted , : he tears would come unbidden and incontrolably , and as more distant rrcw each turn of the carriage wheels jreaking over the frozen snow ; bearing icr aunt and her two cousins to the iharity ball , a fauey dress affair , more irofuse became Cecil's tears , and icart-brokeu her sobs , for they had eft her behind alone with nobody but he servants and Aunt Aphrodite , a jripple , but the only one in the great fray stone mansion who ever thought ) f her youth and her great longing for i bit of enjoyment , but she was by lature sympathetic and had been roung once herself. As the sound of the carriage wheels Aas lost amid the tumult of the noisy treet , a sob louder than the rest , a job in which her entire grief seemed ; o be concentrated , awoke Aunt kphrocMtc from a deep slumber , and ihe sat bolt upright in her chair and rubbed her 0303 in a dazed sort of rvay until the } ' fell upon Cecil's bowed lead. "Why , dear mo , Cecil , " Aunt \phroditc said. "I had such a terrible Iream , but it must have been your cry- jig , but it is too bad. " Her voice growing tender and full of sympathy. "It is all nonsense and selfishness that Maria and the girls didn't take 3011 ilong. Your cousins both deserve to marry poor men , and then wonder how ; hey would like to be denied pleasure , ind all that money will bring , though yoodness knows "both arc transient snough. " "But. Aunt Aphrodite , I am sure ; hey did not know how much I wanted : o go. " "Fiddlesticks , Cecil , they did know , jnly they want the best the market iffords for themselves , they have no fancy for a rival , and one produced by iheir own father's house. But see acre , child , " she said , as if a sudden dea had struck her , "I bought a ticket just for sweet charity's sake , and if I lid not fear the consequences , or that something might happen to 3011 , I would say , take it , buy a mask and go and dance to your hearts content. But Df course when they unmasked you would be obliged to make your adieu like Cinderella in the fairy talc. " Cecil sprang up , all vistage of sobs tying out of her voice as she clasped her hands together , ' -go to the charity ball , Aunt Aphrodite , " she said ex- Bitcdly. "Are you really in earnest ? " rheu she fell back again a dejected little droop of the head and shoulders. "You are lee kind , Aunt Aphrodite , " Cecil said. "But it is to be a fancy dress ball and I have no costume , not sven a garment that would represent a domino , unless it is Uncle Padding- ton's rain gossomer. " Aunt Aphrodite was silent for a mo ment , "I didn't think of that , " she re turned , % "but , ah ! I have it , give me 1113" cane , dear , and bring a light , and then give meTour arm to the garret. You shall be made as fair as aii3r maid en who will grace the floor , but 3011 must promise me solemnlv , never to " tell. " ' "Aunt Aphrodite , " said Cecil , with a suspicion of scorn in her young voice , "have I ever betrayed any of your confidence by either word or look ? " "No my dear , " Aunt Aphrodite re turned smiling , "but this is most especially a profound secret. " "Of course , Aunt Aphrodite , " Cecil replied , "conspirators seldom betra3' each other. " Up the three flight of stairs went Cecil and her aunt to the garret , that great recept.ical for queer looking chests and boxes containing treasures , perhaps , and discarded clothes , rich , but made worthless by the stamp of fashion of past 3ears. Aunt Aphro dite feeling the sensation of pleasure in the possibility of making her niece happy as keenly as did Cecil in the anticipation of the joy in store for her. "Of course if Maria should ever dis cover that I had been the means of your attending the charity ball , she would never cease reproaching me for my folly and accuse me or giving you the first start upon the road to dis- truction , but I do hate to see young people deprived of pleasures which in after years are sure to loose some of their charms. " As Cecil turned the knob of the at tic door , it creaked solemnly upon its hinges as it opened , making the flame of the small lamp flare , then go ' quite out. But it was soon lighted' again , and when once within the gloom of these upper rooms the dim light of the lamp seemed to make the darkness even more appalling. Aunt Aphrodite walked directly into the second room and knelt down before a large ironbound - bound oak chest , one in which Cecil thought young Lovcl's hapless bride might have hidden on that fatal christ- mas. As the key turned hard in the rusty lock and the great lid with a sort of groan slowly opened , Cecil closed her eyes and for a moment held her breath. Young and eager for pleasure as she was , the inciduous odor of musk that suddenly pervaded the room and settled like a pall about her , made her shiver and feel almost as if she must see the pale face of the bride of long ago , still a.rrayed in her nuptial robes , rise from the dark re cess of the old oak chest. The mo ment she stood there was brief enough , but the imaginings of that fleeting time wcro engrave-i upon jiermcmory , them to remain iosffacihie though she lirod to be &a oW * Methusela , when I \ ' \ ether impressions wore blotted out by the strange happenings of time. Meanwhile Aunt. Aphrodite had drawn from the chest a dress of filmy white Jaee of a fine intricate pattern , a scarlet satin boddice whoso graceful curves might have been made to lit the slight simple form of Cecil herself , ' : ; dainty pair of white slippers , and last of all a jewel case in whose velvet-lin ing lay jewels that any princess might wear. But Cecil laughed her old , careless , happy laugh half an hour later as standing before the Jong mirror she saw looking back at her a strangely beautiful image resembling herself , still unlike the half-frightened little girl who had stood mute with surprise and abated breath , during the resur recting of those articles which had transformed her into a vision of love liness. "Do you see the dewdrops lying in the heart of those blossoms ? " Aunt Aphrodite said , taking a long spray of white blossoms from among the jewels. "Each dewdrop is a diamond. You must be very careful with them ; I should so hate to lose one , and this llowcris a little loose , but I will fasten it securely in your hair. Here is your fan and wrap and the carriage is wait ing at the door. " "It is just like the fairy tale of Cin derella , Aunt Aphrodite , " Cecil said , pausing for a moment upon the stone steps , "and 3-011 are my good , fairy godmother ; only , I don't believe poor Cinderella was half as happy as I for after the ball she had nothing but cin ders to return to , that is , if the Prince had not found the slipper. " Cecil clasped her small gloved hands together in an extacy of bliss as she felt herself being borne away to that scene pictured but feebly in her imagi native mind. What music the creak ing oi the wheels was to her ears now she too was rececding with the' sound as they reeled away" from the silent house which had but half an hour be fore held her a prisoner. Had she not sobbed convulsively and thought the world as black as the'star- less pall without , and everyone as unkind , ah ! so unkind to her. Yet now those sobs were forgotten , and the blackness had given away to light ; and if any one had been unkind she had been compensated for all , in the twofold goodness and sympathy of Aunt Aphrodite. So runs the world ; so together are ever woven the sunbeams and shadows of life. So true it is "Laujjh anil the world laughs with you , " \Vcep and you Wtcp alone/ ' As the carriage neired tiie great amusement hall and the cold shivers caused her teeth to chatter uncon trollably , Cecil with almost nerveless lingers slipped the mask over her face , fearing when she stepped from the carriage she might be recognized. "Would anyone ask her to dance , " Cecil questioned herself. Ah ! to bo sure , if Mr. Silas Peppcrton were there lie would , for were not the diamonds she wore most magnificent , and her dress of extreme loveliness as well as richness , and Mr. Pepperton had a great pencheaut for costly fabrics. In deed , he never could see anything in a woman to admire whose clothes were cheap or fashionable. If Professor Megs was there and he had the least suspicion of her presence he would be sure to seek her as a partner. But then 10 was such an abominable dancer , al ways choosing his partner's feet rather ; han the lloor to dance upon. Then theie was Mr. Jack Thurston , who came to sec her cousin Alice oftener ; han mere friendship would warrant , much to the disapproval of ambitious designing mammas with marriageole daughters. Cecil had spoken scarcely jalf a dozen words to him during his : requent visits at the house ; if his ac quaintance with her was so slight without her mask , he would not ikeiy recognize her beneath the dis guise. The carriage stopped suddenly , 'and the door was thrown open. "Now John don't forget , half past 11 exactly ind a solemn promise to secrecy , " Uecil said as the man passed her .hrough the great entrance and up the crowded stairway to the dressing- room. As Cecil stood for a moment watching the brilliant scene before en- ; ering the room , she suddenly became conscious that two men were watcli- ng her. They stood together a little at her right. She turned involuntarily iud met the steady gaze of her uncle , ind Jack Thurston , the latter still wearing his overcoat , the collar of which was turned up about his ears , 'or the night was very cold and he had apparently just arrived. Surprised and a little dismayed at the encounter , Cecil quickly sought mother quarter of the crowded room. Had she been recognized , she won dered. Impossible. Yet as she turn ed to cast a backward glance at her uncle she saw that his eyes were fol- owing her , but his companion , had disappeared. Cecil pressed hurriedly forward to ese herself in the crowdbut she stum bled and fell with some force against a Prussian officer , who was just entering one of the exits , and who , with that gallantry in accordance with his call ing , assisted her to her feet. She apol ogized confusedly and hurried away , and when at a safe distance turned to look about her. Her Uncle Padding- ton , she had effectually escaped , and ; he Prussian officer stood where she md left him , but he seemed intent upon examining something he held in lis hand ; a bundle , no doubt , lost by in unfortunate reveller , By and bv , when the music of the band startled her with a loud , sudden noise she preceived that numerous sets were being formed for a quadrille. She felt a throb of disappointment ; was no one going to ask her to dance ? Scarcely had the thought formed it self in her mind than she felt a light touch upon her arm. It was the Prus sian officer , who bowed with exagera- tion , yet withall , a certain grace. "Will you honor mo by joining in this quadrille ? " he asked Cecil , who seemed like some dainty btitterlly lost In a strange land , for she had been moving restlessly about , undecided what spot to choose for a resting place , She started nervously ; that voice be longed unquestionably to Mr. Peppcr ton , she felt certain of it. The habit ho had of dropping his h's , and his propensity to hop when , ho walked convinced her of it. Cecil stepped forward scarcel3 * dar ing to allow herself to speak , fearing A mutual recognition. Should she as disguise assume a deep masculine tone of voice , or one squeaky .suggestive o inanimation like asmatic Profossci Megs. "I have danced but little , " Ceci said , "and if an indifferent partuoi will not be objectionable , I will. " "I am not a proficontin that sort o thing ni3self so there is little to fear on either side , " he said , leading Ceci out upon the floor. "I see some fine costumes disphy- 'ed ' to-night , " Mr. Popperton said in his familiar , jerky "way. which was habitual , but as Mr. Pepperton was an admirer of attractive habiliments rather than personal beauty or clever ness , Cecil did not wonder at the re mark. "As well as fine figures , " Cecil re sponded choosing the asmatic tone ol voice , not from choice perhaps , but rather from a lack of time to gather up her strength for a deeper tone , glancing as she spoke at the two hcac couple who were going through the form of forwarding. The first lady , from her enormous proportions , and who wore the costume of a fairy queen , Cecil felt certain was none other than Mrs. Goldberg , her Aunt Maria' ; especial aversion on account of her superior wealth. She was sure of il now as she caught the familiar hoarse wheeze as that lady broke into a sort of jog-trot , quite as unconscious of time-keeping as her opposite gentle man was that both of his feet were turned directly inward , as he wove the intricate mases of the dance. Ceoil's partner regarded her curious ly through the slits in his mask , then drew himself together as if offended. Yet she heard him laugh. She felt her face grow red beneath her disguise. She always had the facult3r of offending Mr. Pepperton , and now she vaguely wondered why he did not recognize her ; but he failed to do so ; and when the dance came to an end , and she lost sight of the Prus sian officer , whom she thought no doubt had gone in search of a partner whose knowledge of gaily-tinted fab rics was more complete than her own. She again came upon her Uncle Pat- tington sitting among the spectators with Aunt Maria beside him , who was fanning her heated face vigorously. Cecil moved away. How angry she would be she thought if she knew that her young niece whom she had been wont to regard with cold indifference was there not fift3r rods away from her and decked in expensive lace and diamonds mends , and that veiy niece was ha'jpy , ah , so happy. While she stood think ing it all over again the band struck up a waltz. She adored waltzing ; to her eager , restless feet the quadrille seemed slow and dragging. Was there no one to ask her to join in this dance ? How few there would be before the hour arrived for her de parture. "There is but one dance following this waltz before unmasking , " the Prussian officer said , appearing sud denly from the midst of the crowd. "Do you waltz ? If so , can I claim 3011 for my partner ? " If this was to be the last waltz be fore the removal of the masks , it was certainly her last ; and even to dance it with Mr. Popperton would be pre ferable to sit ting it out. But for a mo ment Cecil hesitated in uncertaint3r. The man beside her suing for the dance she felt was scanning her elose- 13 * as if endeavoring to penetrate the opaqueness of her mask. What if she should be recognized at the last mo ment , she thought. She drew back. "Not if you try to discover my ident ity , " Cecil said , a little coldl3' . The Prussian officer laughed. "Well , L uromise 3011 that 1 will cease my ini- pertenanco if you will not deny me this dance and we will leave the un ravelling of the mystery to time. " "Does that always clear up myste ries ? " Cecil asked , as they whirled off. Time is never so brief as when some pleasure , whose iutensit3' exists in its novelty , absorbs the mind of the par ticipant , and Cecil felt a pang of re gret as the sound of the three strokes of the quarter to midnight came to her. She must leave this elysiuni of bliss too soon. Did Cinderella feel keenly the sorrow when she fled from the palace at the midnight chiming. Cecil wondered , and she sighed at the briefness of the hour. "I have but one more favor to ask , " Cecil's pardner said , as the music c'tme to a sudden stop , and the waltz- on * sought their seats or promenaded down the long hall. "What is that ? " she asked , as they followed the promenaders. There was a ring of merriment in her hitherto wheezy voice , for she was so intensely happy'that she had forgotten her role. "That I may have the first dance after the masks have been removed. " "And that is but one after the next , " Cecil said , in a tone of regret "I will not say yes. for a promise never made is better than a promise broken , i ma3 * , like Cinderella , be obliged to fly from all this when the clock strikes 12 , but should wo chance to meet again , I will give 3011 the liberty of exacting it from me. " She laughed a little maliciously as she spoke when she thought of Mr. Popperton's futile search for her through the crowd. As they ncared one of the doors that led into the wide hall they met mam- of the dancers with their masks re moved , and Cecil experienced a thrill of surprise , even agitation , upon com ing suddenly face to face with her cousin Alice leaning upon the arm of Mr. Pepperton , her , Cecil's , much de spised admirer. Involuntarily she turned to look at her partner. "Who was he ? Not Pepperton. not Profess or Megs , for he was short of stature , scarcely reaching her shoulders. Lit tle as Cecil possessed , she would have willingly given all to see the face of her companion who was either sur prisingly like Mr. Pepperton in both voice and manner or had studdied ac curately his peculiarities. Five minutes later she had escaped to the dressing-room. She must go. To remain longer would be at the risk of being recognized. Cecil removed her mass and with trembling fingers threw the thin , white shawl over her head , but as she did so she discovered that ono of the blossoms upon the prec ious spra } * was missing. Yet whore in that surging crowd could she seek it , and even should she lind if , it would be only to behold it crushed and ton : , and the diamond gone. Suddenly , and without warning , Cecil burst into tears. Her carelessness would be the only reward for her Aunt Aphrodite's goodness ; but the people were begin ning to crowd into the room , and she dared not linger to reflect over the unhappy termination of the pleasure which had caused her so much bright anticipation. She turned and ran quickly down the stairs into the dark street , where the light of the carriage lamps made the gloom even more apparent. But John , faithful to his promise , was there standing patiently upon the pavement , and beating his arms to and fro in the cold. But Cecil was in the carriage almost before ho had become aware of her movements , dreaming over the realization of thatlong-wishcd-for hap- piness.and weeping over the loss of the flower , at the same time wondering about the littlePrussiau officer , a little uneasity , perhaps , who had so persist ently followed her during the evening. "I really had a terrible dream last night , Cecil , " said Aunt Aphrodite up on the following morning as she en tered the dining-room , where Cecil was partaking of a rather late break fast. "I dreamed 3011 lost those flow ers while walking down a long , dark road. I thought 3011 wore them in 3our hair for you were going to bo married. But , dear mo , who on earth arc the girls bringing in here ? " she said , pausing abruptly in her narrative to listen to the voices which seemed to be drawing near the room where Cecil and herself sat. Cecil had not broken the news of the loss of the precious flower , she was putting it oft' hour by hour , 3'et she did not know for what reason , save that she was too cowardty to tell. Sud- denl3r , and without warning , the door opened and Alice , accompanied 03 * Jack Thurston , walked in. "It is quite absurd Aunt Aphrodite , " Alice said , "Mr. Thurston found a curious flower last night upon the ball room floor , and he insists upon be lieving himself in love with the wearer , and has avowed his intention of marry ing that person who can produce an other flower HKO it. Ho was bent upon seeing Cecil , just as if that child held an3"thing of the kind in her possession. Now , Cecil , " she said , turning to her cousin , who had become a trifle pale as she rose from her chair , "produce its counterpart , " waving her hau'd as she spoke toward Jack Thurston who held up a white blossom. Cecil quite rcgardles of the 0308 bent upon her , put out her hand with a cry of pleasure , and took the flower from the apparent * astonished Jack. There was an eagerness in her manner that surprised those present. "It is the same , the very identical one , " she cried in an excited voice. "Oh ! Aunt Aphrodite , I thought that I hail lost it , and was afraid .to tell you1 and tears stood in Cecil's bright 0305. "Oh dear dear " said Atint , , , Aphro dite , "to think that anything should have happened to those flowers , and ; ni3r dream is out too ; but what a won- ; clcrful piece of good fortune it was that it remained intact , in that great srash. " A look of anger flashed from Alice's 0305. " "How in the world * did you chance to be the hippy possessor af the flower Jack ? " she asked with in effort to control her chagrin. Jack laughed. "I alwaj-s did flat ter iu3self that I was a Iuck3' dog , but ; his exceeds all of mv' good fortune , " lie said turning his gaze upon CeciL "I was dispatched by 30111 * father as a special guard over 30111 cousin during ihe evening , to sec that she came tone no harm. 1 saw the blossom fall from ler hair , and naturally picked it tip. I'liat , Miss Alice , is the manner in which it came into my possession. " "Were 3011 the Prussian officer , who lanced with me all the evening , and who I thought was the clever Mr. Pep perton ? " Cecil asked timidly , then turned to Aunt Aphrodite with an iu- jnirSng look. Aunt Aphrodite under stood the glance , and acknowledged , laughingly , that after her departure 'or the ball she had sent a note to her jncle appraising him of the fact of : coil's presence , describing her cus- : omc , and begging him to look after iis niece , biit not to tell her Aunt Maria. Of course a few months later there ivas a quiet wedding at the house of fudge Paddington , and Cecil , , the jride , wore the same white blossom in icr hair that had caused her so much Kippiness and grief upon the night of .he charity ball. Chicago Ledger. A Shower of Birds. Special to St. Louis Globe-Democrat : k. terrific rain ami wind storm swept jver Central Mississippi , on the night if the 2d inst. it came from a north westerly direction and lasted severa- aours , blowing down trees , fences and juchouses , and in some places washed .ip corn and other seeds that had been recentl3' planted. The next morning , it Canton and vicmit3 * , a number of strange birds were found hing , or sitting on the ground , some of them lead and others crippled from being liurled against trees , houses and other 3bstacles. Again others were found xpparently uninjured , although the3 * seemed unable or indisposed to lly an3 * jonsiderable distance. Upwards of a tiundrod of these birds have been picked up , and , as they are entire strangers to the localit- . the supposi tion is , that tho3 * were caught up on the sea coast 03' the wind and wafted this way. They are certainly a species 3f sea fowl , and resemble the pcnquin. 11103- are about the size of the teal ilucic , have a head like the game shicken and a bill like the crow. Their legs are short and wnb-footed ; their wings are also short. The feathers on [ he neck and back are black and dark gjreen , while those on the breast are a bright silvery gray. The birds have no tails , and the live ones were found uither sitting up or waddling , and made no effort to 113 * . The inhabitants of the Faroe isles are re ported to use the stormy petrel for ( Humiliat ing purposes. A large amount of oil cxiatJ In the bird , and a wick drawn through iti bodv gives a good light. I JJILLNl'K ON TIIE STARS. The Ex-I'ostinastcr About , to Ketire from Sci entific Research. There is much in the great field of astronomy that is discouraging to the savant who hasn't the time nor means to rummage around through the heav ens. At times I am almost hopeless , and feel like saying to the great , yearnful , hungry world , "Gropo on forever. Do not ask me for another scientific fact. Find it out 3oursolf. Hunt up your own new-laid planets and let ma have a rest. Never ask ne again to set up all night and take care of a new-born world while 3011 lie in bed and reck not. " I get no salary for examining the trackless void night after night when I ought to be in bed. I sacrifice my health in order that the public may know , at once , of the presence of : red-hot comet , fresh from the factory And yet , what thanks do I get ? It is surprising that every little while I contemplate withdrawing fron scientific research to go and skin an eight-mule team down through the dim vista of relentless years ? Then , again , you take a certain style of star , which , you learn from Prof. Simon Newcomb , is at such a distance that it takes U,000 3ears for its light to reach Boston. Now , wo will suppose that ; after looking over the largo stock of new and second hand stars , ana after examining the and I decide spring catalogue price-list cide that one of the smaller size will do me and 1 buy it. Howdo I know it was there when I bought it ? Its cold and silent rays ma3T have ceased 49,000 years before 1 was born , and the intelligence be still on the wa There is too much margin between sale and delivery. Every now and then another astronomer comes to me and sa3s : "Professor , I have discover ed another new star and intend to file it. ' Found it last night about a mile and a half south of the zenith , running loose. Haven't heard of am'body who has lost a star of the fifteenth magij tude , about thirteen hands high , with light mane and tail , have 3011 ? " Now , how do I know that he has discovered a brand new star ? How can I discov er whether he is or is not playing an old thread-bore star on me fora new. one ? We are told that there has been no perceptible growth or deca3 * in the star business since man began to roam around through space , in his mind , and make figures on the barn door with red chalk showing the celestial time-table. No serious accidents have occurred in the starry heavens since I began to observe and study their habits. Not a star has waxed , not a star has waned to nry knowledge. Not a planet has season-cracked or shown any of the injurious effects of our rigorous cli mate. Not a star has ripened prema turely or fallen oil the trees. The var nish on the very oldest stars I liiid , enclose close and critical examination , to be in splendid condition. They will all , no doubt , wear as long as we need them , and wink on long after we have ceased to wink back. In 18GG there appeared suddenly in the northern crown a star of about the third magnitude , and worth at least § 250. It was generally conceded 13 * astronomers that this was a brand new star that had never been used , but upon consulting Argelandcr's star catalogue and price list it was found that this was not a n w star at all , but an old , faded out star of the ninth magnitude , with the front breadths turned wrong side out and trimmed with moonlight along the seams. After a few days of phenomenal brightness it gent * ceased to draw a salary asa star of the third magnitude , ind walked home with an Uncle Tom's Jabin compaii3" . It is such things as this tiiat make : he life of the astronomer one of con stant and discouraging toil. I have long contemplated , as 1 sa\ * , the ad- irisability of retiring from this field of science and allowing others to light. : he northern lights , skim the milk3' iva3" and do other celestial chores , i would do it myself cheerfully if ni3 * lealth would permit , but for 3ears 1 liave realized , and so has my wife , .hat 1113 * duties as an astronomer kept ne up too much at night , and 1113 * wife s certainly right about it when she ; a\s if I insist on scanning the heavens li ht after night , coming home late tvith the cork out of my telescope and u\ ' eyes red and swollen with these ex- lausting vigils , I will be cut down in 1113' prime. So i am liable to abandon : he great labor to which 1 had intended : o devote 1113 * life , 1113 * dazzling genius ind 1113 * princely income. I hope that ither savants will spare me the pain of mother refusal , for 1113- mind is fully made up that , unless another skini- mist is at once secured , the milk3 * way will henceforth remain unskuni. Uostou Globe. ( ioing to War in a Pullman. "Recruits for the Canadian war in ; he Northwest are being sent to the Tent in Pullman cars , " says a dis- jatch in one of the papers , Soldiers n Pullman cars ! Truety * , war is rob- jed of much of its glor3 * when soldiers > tart for the seat of war in such luxury. [ t must be an interesting sight to see i car-load of soldiers disrobe for the light in a Pullman car , and roll into ; he clean sheets of ihe berths , and j sleep all night , have their boots black- : : d by the porter , get up in the morn- . ng and wash in a toilet room , and go j ; o a dining-car for their breakfast. A - soldier would be spoiled for active ser- | , -ice who started "out that wa3 * . It j , vas different during our war. Is ' here any gentleman within the sound ( ) f our voice who was ever on a train , , vith a load of recruits on the way to j * he front , any time after 1862 ? If so ic remembers that the boys did not etire on downy beds the night ho traveled with thpni. Gracious , but r lon't we remember the train-load of J ecruits that left Madison in the spring ) f 1863. The first soldier that got in .he car kicked two windows out , stuck . iis head out the hole , and called the ; saptain of his compan } * a bald-headed , > ld guthoogen. The captain sent the iccond lieutenant in the car to snatch he recruit bald-headed , and the of- r icer was seized by the back of the 5 " icck and the pants "and shoved though to window onto the depot platform an quick ho didn't know what his sal ary was , and the broken glass tore his new coat off. The cars were loaded , and so were the soldiers. The most of them were full of beer and cheese , and they raised merry hades , ripped up seats , kicked over the stove and pulled the bell-rope after the train got started , and scared the conductor so ho had fits , by firing revolvers with blank cartridges at the roof of the car. O , it was a picnic. No discipline , no nothing , but beer. The boys would sing and dance , and if an officer show ed up some one would hit him on the neck with a haversack full of hard tack , and if he got mad they would lay him down in the aisle and set on him. No officer would come in a car with the boys unless ho could do as they did , and howl. Going though Chicago it took four guards to watch each soldier , to keep him from stray ing away and taking in the town , and getting left. After leaving Chicago 'Y L anybody who tried to camp down in a seat and sleep was court-martialed and shot in the neck with the cork from a bottle. It was wild. Three days later those boys that were so kit- tony went into a light , and how they did light ! There was discipline enough f i then. The officers that had been treat ed so disrespectfully on starting from homo were looked up to as though they were emperors , every order was obeyed , and there was no more mon key work from that hour. The fellow who kicked out the car window led a charge on a breastwork , and brained with his musket a confederate who was going to shoot the captain ho had called a bald-headed guthoogen four days before. The fellows who left Wisconsin so full of beer that their back teeth were alloat had got over having fun , and were taking in the reality , and they were the best soldiers that ever lived. They did not go to ' the front in a Pullma'n ear , but many 1 II of them came back in Pullmans , as of ficers of high rank , years later , some came back by express , in boxes , and some of them never came back at all , but are lying in rows a little distance from Chattanooga , in the National Cemetery , with little head-stones above them , some marked with their names , others marked "unknown , " but all waiting for Gabriel to play the "Assembly" on his bugle at the last great day. " A few weeks ago wo saw the graves of some of the boys who went to the front that day from Madi son , in cars that were ventilated by kicking the windows out , and we felt that if the boys had not drank the beer that day and had a high old time , they never would have got a chance , and wo didn't blame them a bit. Going to war now is different.'cc&.s Sun. Brown Bread Jintl Cutlets. A contented mind is better than money in a savings bank. How rapidly time does fly. But not so rapidly as it will in lly time. Blessed is the bachelor pastor , for donation parties troubleth him njt. A conch of the lightest down may support a heart as heavy as home made bread. The city parks look beautiful now provided the visitor wears a pair of green goggles. With kerosene oil selling at 15 cents a gallon , any fooi can. aflord to use it for kindling fires. The most numerous class of men now working inside of dwellings and offices are the miners the kalsominers. Somebody wants to know why cir cles please the eye. We don't know , any more than we do why rings con trol in politics. Man is always popping at woman with the blowjrun of his sarcasm , but it comes her innings when she gets the bonnet and he is alone with the bill. "More light" ' is the watchword of progress , but more of the opposite quality in a loud of coal is what the people are beginning to demand. You may sit on a pier and ii = h all day , earhin the season , and not get a single bite ; but if you wait until after the mosquito season opens you will have better luck. "He loved the good things of earth , " the now boarder said : but the old one simply shook his head with a sad , pity ing look , and amused : "Poor devil ! He won't find any of them here. " A Chicago lawyer paid a dentist 8117 for professional services on his teeth. If it costs like that to keep the attorney's mouth filled what muss bo the expense of lilling his stomach ? "Invisible patching" is when a cob bler puts a patch on your boot no larger than a half dollar and charges 50 cents for the job. The reasonable ness of the charge is invisible. If the poor fellow who had only one talent had thought to put it in a skat ing rink instead of hiding it in the ground , he might have scooped the uther brethern and brought out the old man.You You can chain a boy to a well-rooted tree , or spike him to the iloor , and feel moderately certain for a lime that you know where he is ; but even then you lan't surmise what new devilment he may be up to. A good , pious old German , living on Blue Island avenue , has a class in a Sunday school. Ho teaches the schol- irs that if they are good and pious un- :51 : the end of life , when they die their iotils will go to Milwaukee. Don't try to do too much. A Milwau kee man undertook to make his wife earn to eat with her fork the other lay , and now he wears a beefsteak on iis eye. The pathway of the reformer ias always been a good deal like Jor- Jan. Griggins dreamed the other night : hathe was crawling about on thereof ind.accidentally came in contact with in electric light wire which shivered iis teeth and stripped off his toe-nails micker than 3011 can sneeze when vou lave to. With a yell tnat cracked "the lead-board he bounced out of bed ihaking like a boy who had just been : aught in devilment , only to lind that iis wife had been trying to use him or a foot-warmer once more. Chicuyo ledger. The matches consumed in the United States cquire wood to the annual value of 83,29S- 62 ; the railroads use about ? 3,000,000 worth f wood for fuel and ? 2OQO,000 for ties each e ar.