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Lawrenco Democrat.-
PAKKEIl & TINSIilfjY, Eilltorit.
r.AWKEN'CEnUKO, : : : TEX.
The baby sleeps I so softly; soread
Fresh llni-n on the crudle bed.
Smooth out tho pillow, snowy white,
Wo'll livy him there again to-night,
Where ho has lain so of before
He'll rest this once, and never mors.
Come, part and curl the silicon hair,
Naturally with lovlnsr care;
I Nay, leave that tress above the faco
I Just as H falls, In wanton grnco;
Hut this one rlnglot sever and take
Twill lie ihe mother's last kcepaitks.
, Now tenderly we'll lay him down;
1I! will not wake he sleeps too souna.
Tho baby sleeps, and not a smilo
Wreathes his pale blue Hps tho while;
No trace of pain or suffering now
Disturbs the fair and placid brow,
Only a look, so sweet, so blest,
Portraying deep unbroken rost.
Not soon will theso white flowers die
Upon the heart where now they Ho,
For waxen handH so pure and cold
Can wither naui;ht they touch or hold,
Now draw tho spotless winding sheet
From golden head to dimpled feet.
And come away! Whoisitweops
Hecauso the baby sweetly sleeps? v ?
Dry thy tears. Ho thankful rather
The great Shepherd sees fit to gather
This wee lnmb's soul, while it Is pure,
Safe in His rold, from harm secure.
Our hearts are human and will moan
When Gnd claims ono we call our own;
Hut think! Adowu life's rugged way
Young feot are slipping day by day.
l'leasure's treacherous mountain pass
fs hidden by a waving mass
Of hanging vines, whose blossoms fair
t'onceal temptation's deadly snaro.
Thrice blessed are they who early miss
The yawning mouth of sin's abyss.
Mourn for mothers whose hearts arc slain.
Mourn for wives tortured with pain,
Mourn for thoso whose living sorrow .
Has no hope of balm to-morrow;
Hut hero, to-day who Is It weeps
Hecauso the rescued baby slcepi?
-Fannie li. Thompson, In Atlanta Constitution.
HE first time I
ever saw Mol
ly she was
huntrini? out
the clothes on
Monday morn-
insr. No. 47
was Roing ulonpf pretty lively through
tho outskirts of n little farmfng town
that lay next to the one where our trip
ended. 1 had often noticed tho farm
house. This morning I saw a yonn
frirl come out of tho green side door
with a basket of clothes.
"Hard pull that for a young one,"
Bays I to myself, and I took another
look at her.
She had on some kind of a blue frock,
with the sleeves rolled up, and her hair
was brown, shining gold like in the sun
as she bent to tho basket now on the
ground, and drew out a sheet and be
gan to put it nil the lino.
Well, p'rups you wouldn't believe it
sir, but I kept thinking about that girl
nil day, and when 1 made my return
trip I stared with all i iy might at the
clothes hanging there.
Hut they just Happed back, kind of
disdainful, and I didn't catch a glimpse
of what I wanted to see.
I was making then & round trip, and
a half u day, so I stayed every other
night in Chewboro, the town next that
whore my girl in blue lived. '
Well, that being my Chewboro even
lng, I walked six miles and back to
pnss the old gray farmhouse.
I saw her, too, for, as 1 was sitting
on the stone wall opposite the house,
resting and speculating as to who she
was, she eume to the window and looked
out at the moon.
All the ne.Tt day I kept thinking how
pretty she looked with her hands raised
to hang the sheet, and how the light
glistened on her hair, and how she had
loaned forward to look up at the moon
and that night that was my Hoston
night I spent in rescuing ior from the.
coils of a boa constrictor, only to find
her the next, minute in danger of being
run over by a freight car. The heroic
nets I performed that night would make
a volume.
The next day, on my second trip, 1
thought 1 caught a glimpse of that blue
gown, Hying around the corner. Says
1 to myself:
' This thing must stop, Sam, or you'll
bo getting into trouble some day.
You'll be forgetting to skm up over
that trestle, and there'll bo big head
linos in the paper: 'Owing to the care
lessness of the engineer a score of souls
hurled into eternity!'
"No," says I. "this won't do. Either
this girl's worth fretting about or she
ain't, and the best thing for you to do,
Sain, is to lind out which right off."
- So thut evening nt Mippcr 1 opened
kind of firstly with the landlady,
"(iood farming country round here,"
says I. You see I hadn't been on that
branch very long, so the remark seemed
natural enough. "I'm," says Mrs.
tirubb, hurd a work on- a piece of
beefsteak to set a good example to the
"I noticed some fine trees along by
Stowlxiro," says I, mentioning the
town whoBCmy blue girl lived.
"I'm," from the landlady, ugain hard
at work.
"There's one especially handaue one
In front oT' an old" house beyond the
trestlf. on the right, ever Noticed it?'
fcays 1, as careless as I could, but wait
ing tjuitc breathless for her answer.
"lo;t Staekpole's, yes."
'.st;n-kple," I repeated aloud. "I
used to Unow home btackpoles," wh'ch
. 1 Hill. '
was true enough, only they were two
young kids in the poor-house down in
Maine, btackpole, Stackpole, what's
the deacon's family?"
"Nothing but his wife and a grand
daughter." ,
"O, yes," says I, quite carelees.
"Seems to mo I've seen a little girl
playing round."
Little girl," sl.outed Mrs. Orubb,
forgetting her beefsteak in her eager
ness, "she's seventeen if she's a day,
and a good tall girl for her age, and a
great help to hjr grandmother, I can
tell you."
At which for some unknown reason I
felt much pleased.
'And she's all-fired pretty, too,"
added Jim Stokes, the engineer ot 10,
at which I felt an equally strange and
sudden desire to kick him.
I put on my other suit and a' new
blue necktie the girls used to say I
looked pretty well in a blue necktie
and I started but for my six-mile
I hadn't male all these ' preparations
for nothing, you may be sure. I pro
posed to do something more than sit on
the stone wall that evening. - - .'
There was a light in the sitting-room
when I came in sight of the house, and
1 plucked up my courage and knocked
at the door.
1 don't mind telling yon that while I
was waiting for somebody to come 1 felt
kind of weak about the knees, . and when
the door opened and there stood Molly
holding the lamp up high and looking
out into the darkness with her cheeks
as pretty as a peach, well then 1 was
clean gone.
1 managed to stammer out tho speech
I'd made abt ut being outwalking and
being tired, and might 1 rest and have
a drink of water. Goodness knows I
needed both, far I was that shaky 1 was
fit to drop.
Molly told me to walk in, and callftd
her grandfather. I told him who I
was, Sam Thorpe, engineer on 47 the
best engine on the road, too, sir and
he made mo welcome and treated me
"This is my wife," says he, "and this
is my granddaughter Molly," he added,
as she came in carrying a pitcher of
cider and some glasses, and with a
pretty flush on her cheeks.
I sat down and had a real pleasant
evening, and it wasn't the last I spent
there, either, for lu course of time
whenever I spent the night in Chew
boro, which was every other night, you
remember, I spent tho evening with
Molly. : :
Ono evening we got talking about
names, and says I:
"Your name's a
pole I never met
queer one Stack
with it before ex
cept when I was a boy. Down in Maine
where I lived there were two boys
who had been left on the poorhouse
steps one night and who were brought
up there. Tom and 'l?ijo their names
was, I remember, and wo boys used to
call thein 'haystack' for fun."
Molly had given a little cry of sym
pathy for the orphans, I supposed, but
ceased abruptly as her grandfather
glanced at her severely, lie was a stern
man and disliked all display of soft
hdartedness. "Tho name isn't uncommon in some
parts," said ho, and that was all. Do
you know, after that evening the old
man would hardly speak to me and
gave me to understand by his manner
that I wasn't as welcome as I used to
be. It made me mad. So at last 1 says
to Molly:
"I tell you, Molly, I can't stand this.
I must see yon as much as I have done,
and I can't, do it with your grandfather
acting as if he owed me money. Now,
I don't want to do anything under
hand, and I know your honest little
heart wouldn't let you, either, so the
only thing for us to do is to get married
right off, and I'll go and ask your
grandfather now."
You see, we'd wado it all up between
us some time before, but we'd agreed to
wait a year, because Molly was so
Molly said "Yes," and off I wont to?
interview the oH man. I didn't expect
a very cordial reception, but I didn't
expect anything nearly so warm as I
I was consigned to a spot not fit to be
mentioned before ladies the minute I
made my proposition, and the old gentleman-
used languago that certainly
didn't belong to a deacon. Then I got
mad, and, says I:
"Have yon anything against my character,-
. Deacon' Stackpole," says I, "or
my prospects?" -
"No," says he, "I've looked them up
pretty carefully when 1 guessed what
you wore hanging round here for."
"Then what is vour objection?" says
Hut ho wouldn't have anything to say
to me but "no, no, no," and wouldn't
listen to anything I said, so I went off
to find Molly crying under an apple
tree, for she'd heard our angry voices.
I didn't see her the next evening but
one, for I found at my boarding house
a long letter from her. 1
"Sam, dear, grnndfaihcr is very determined,
and you'd belter not come over this week.
Jit's nil about thofe two little boys vouknew
in Maine, In the poorhouse. You see, I had an
tTncln Tom, who was grandfather's oldest sou.
He turned out to be very wild, and a great trial
to grand lather, and ho pearly broke grand
father's heart. After awhile he married an
actress, and they went away and never were
hoard of for years.
"tirsndfsther Is an awfully proud man, and
be was mortitled to death at tho wny Uncle
Tom had acted He had been expelled from
the church, and that was a great blow and,
II na It v. when he brought homo his wile, that
was the finishing touch.
"She was black haired and she reddened her
cheeks and wns rather handsome, but loud
talking, and not like grandmother.
"Grandmother tried to bear with her, but one
day she was impudent, and UuclcToin stood
up for her against his mother, and grandfather
got angry ami turned them both out of doors.
-in three or four years a letter came to gland'
mother from Vncle Tom, written from Maine,
saving that his wife had died and that he was
very til himself and dids't expect to live long,
and that he but two little boys whom he hd
tolled Tom and Ahljan, after himself and
grandfather, and thr thej'd have to go to the
poorhouse if somelliiiig wasn't done for them
soon, and would grandmother tell grandfather
how matters sioik! kand how Lnclfl Tom n
Jx ntcd of what be had done.
"Grandmother actually dlduU dare to tell
grandfather, though her heart ached for her
boy, so she copied It all down and sent it to
him anonymously. He was angry as could be,
and cursed Uncle Tom's wife for bringing the
nr.tne of St.ickpole to the poorhouse, and Uncle
Tom for being not only bad, but weak-spirited.
" 'I disowned him when I sent him from the
house." he said, "and bis children and he may
die tn tae Voor house before I'll raise a linger to
help them.' .
'In about a week she aaw In the newspaper
the arrouit of a man found dead, and his name,
Thomas Sta?kpole, was tound in his pocket
"Grandmother plucked up courage, and
plca.te1 to ha -a tiie children brought borne, hut
grandfather wouldn't listen to her and forbade
anyone's nwrittaittiig ;he subject to him again.
"Ht wens to grow worse as time goes on, so
when you sp&lre of your knowing two boys
named Stackpole in th- poorhoue he began to
hale you. and he's haled you evr since. That a
the only reason he has for no I letting us marry.
"I exclaimed w hen you told :.eir aamet be
causa I knew I bad acmuttr vt coustia,
Tom and lllje, but I didn't know then all the
story as I have told It to you.
' "Sam, dear, grandfather is going to send me
to boarding school right away, so I can't see
Then came some tender words from
the dear little girl's loving heart, and I
decided that something must be doue,
and that at once.
The next day that I was in town J
received a note from Molly telling mo
tho particulars. Sho was to go to n
boarding school ono hundred miles
away the next day on the five o'clock
train, and , her grandfather was to go
with her.
I had been thinking all night over a
plan, and I resolved to put it into exe
cution, for as to Molly's going away so
far from me, it was utterly out of the
First I wrote a long letter to Molly,
describing the whole plan and giving
her minute directions as to her part in
it. This I dispatched bv a messenger
whom I could trust, with directions to
give it to Molly, herself.
I hen I traveled all over town to get
leave of absence for the next day. I
wag ffolng to take the day off anyway,
but I thought I'd rather get it honestly
if 1 could.
I got permission for .Too McDonald to
run his engine on my train and that
suited me; I needed a locomotive in car
rying out my plan, and of course I knew
my own best.
The rest of the night 1 spent in some
necessary carpenter work.
A long day the next was. I obtained
a marriage license, and with that in my
pocket I felt that I could defy forty
cross-grained grandfathers.
Larly in the afternoon I got up
steam in 4T, and it seemed as if tho
minutes were hours until five o'clock.
I'd had to tell the sch-mo to my fire
man IV got leave for him, too.
I was 'getting pretty nervous when
wo started out a little before five.
We ran slowly up the road, and then
got on to a sido track that extended
moi.lt's escape.
alongside the main track about ten
miles and was just then free from cars,
At lust wo heard the rumble of the
express in the distance. Then I pulled
the throttle and we began to make
good speed, so that out gait just equalled
that of the express, and we ran side by
side, first, second, third ear.
That was the one 1 had told Molly to
be in, and on the farther side, so that
her grandfather should not see my en
gine. We fell back a little and ran even
with tho rear platform of the ear.
Would she have the conrage to do it?
Such a slight little thing as she was,
and it would need such pluck.
Could she escape the old man's vigi
lance? Yes; there she was on the platform.
Quick now; there was the result of
my night's carpenter work, a plank
long enough to reach from the cab of
my locomotive to the platform of the
car, provided with a rail, so that the
perilous walk might be made as safe as
possible. . , - .
It was fitted in place and she stepped
upon it bravely, though her cheeks
were deathly pale.
' How anxiously I watched every step,
keeping one hand on the throttle lest
either engine increase or slacken its
speed and the plank bo shaken or bent
from the straight line.
Half way across! A little faltering
as she glanced down at the flying
"Courage, my darling," I cried.
People were beginning to crowd to
the windows, and out upon the plat
form rushed" the brakeman and a half
dozen passengers, among them grand
father Stackpole.
No one dared to speak for fear thai
Molly would lose her balance. The
brakeman steadied that end of the
bridge and the deacon wrung hia hands
in misery. . .
Almost over, two steps more, and
then I pulled her in and smothered her
with kisses, while the fireman slack
ened our speed and played engineer for
The plank, Molly's dangerous bridge,
fell to the ground as the express pulled
ahead, and we noticed that the feat
had been accomplished Just in time, for
1 looked out and saw only a three
quarter mile stretch of the side track
before us.
We reversed tho engine dear old 47
that had won me a wife and within
an hour I was the husband of the
sweetest little woman that man ever
loved my Molly, here
"What became of grandfather?" lie
soon forgave Molly, and has always
been kind to us, but his heart is still
hardened to Tom's sons whom Molly
insisted on hunting up in Maine.
We found them lioth prosperous
farmers, who had no need of grand
father's help, and this fact seemed to
confirm his determination to have noth
ing to do with them.
Grandmother has visited them, anct
is the same kind-hearted old lady, de
votedly fond of Molly, and pttaehed to
our two boys, Sam and Abijah. Mabl;
a Clark, in Boston Globe.
A Rook In a Tree Trunk.
, There have been numerous stories
told of the finding of live frogs in tha
heart, of a tree which was sound in Its
outward appearance, but perhaps the
best tree story of th series comes fnm
Ware county. A negro there, as the
story goes, was cutting down a dead
pine tree, when the blade of his ax dis
closed numerous thin particles of
printed paper. He was naturally
amazed at this, but kept chopping
away nntil he discovered the remains
of a leather-bound book, which subse
quently proved to be a Testament or
small Itible. There was a considerable
hollow in the heart of the tree, but it
was not visible from the outside. The
leaves of the book were old and faded,
and the question is:. How did it get
there? This is the second occurrence
of the finding of strange articles in
Georgia trees within the last month ot
two Atlanta Cou&titution
White and I'ale Tints Have Piaplnced tha
Deeper Colorings.
Not'iing save flowers lends so much
charm to a well-appointed table as
tastefully chosen decanters and glasses.
There is a fashion in this as in all oth
er matters. In regard to coloring the
prevailing taste is certainly not in this
direction. Even for hocks white is
often used, and citron and pale green
have taken the place of the old ruby
and deep green.
Tho revolution in the shape of cham
pagne glasses has apparently proved a
welcome one, for the wide, low glass is
rarely found among the newer pat
terns, and has been almost universally
replaced by the old, tall, narrow shape
familiar to one's childhood. These look
more graceful and are easier to lift
than the others.
Sorbet glasses, too, nro coming into
fashion. This is a welcome innovation,
as that particular kind of ice has hith
erto been served in ordinary custard
glasses, which, to the foreigner nt
least, must seem rather anamalous.
Engraved glass is still used and very
beautiful designs are seen in a faint ot
twisted wave. In this pattern are at
tractive Elizabeth jugs and breakers
mounted in silver, copies of old stone
ware vessels in tho South Kensington
museum dated 15(10.
; For decorative purposes there are
many novelties in colored glass. The
green Nuremberg glass is very much
admired, and is made in many artistic
shapes. It is less expensive than the
English, and of a paler tint.. A new
vase for (lowers is shaped like a milk
ing stool, and the tall heliotrope-colored
glasses, ornamented with gilding,
are very effective. There is also a new
kind of decorative glass which is likely
to become a favorite, though the prices
will be rather high. It is an imitation
of tapestry work enameled in faint old
fashioned colors on fine threaded glass.
There is a great deal to say on the
subject of the management of glass. It
is essential that it should be thoroughly
well cared for, since badly cleaned
plate and dull glass are a disgrace to'
any house. Some servants use cold wa
ter, others prefer warm. It should be
remembered that delicate glass will
not stand very hot water. A wooden
'jowl is the best vessel to use, and it
should be kept for this purpose ot.ly,
and frequently scoured to obviate I.1J
possibilities of greasinesa. None but
the softest and driest cloths should be
used, and without those it will be im
possible to put a good polish on the
There are many ways of cleaning
decanters. The habit of using shot is
not to be recommended, as it is apt to
leave atoms of lead adhering to the
glass, but common salt, tea leaves, and,
above all, ammonia, are excellent for
cleansing purposes. All bottles should
be well shaken after being nearly filled
with ammonia, or other material, and
;left to stand for a time. After more
shaking, rinse again, till the water re
mains quite clear and set the decanter
upside down on a rack to drain; the
outside can be washed and polished
when the inside is clean and dry. A
final polish can be given with a leather,
and it is a good plan for the servants to
wear a wash-leather glove when put
ting the glasses on the table. London
Garments For
the Infant
Killer of tha
liaby's wardrobe is fairly bewilder
ing in its costly simplicity, lace-trimmed
nnd hand-embroidered bibs, "booful"
petticoats to wear beneath his wonder
ful brctelled and puffed and collaretted
dresses, dainty sacks, all embroidered
on sleeves aud collars and revers, an
all tho finest of hand needlework, hem
i stitching and drawn work.
"Pink for a boy and blue for a girl
is a generally accepted dictum, though
why nobody quite knows, unless a boy's
outlook is so much more roseate that
the girl is fairly tipified by blue. l!ut
for those who prefer a departure from
the ordinary, pale green is an excellent
choice, and silver ribbon and silver silk
can be made to add wonderfully to an
outfit. For instance, a cobwebby robe
of drawn work over a slip of silver silk,
with a cap and long cloak to match,
The fancy wrappers and the little
bootees have bows of colored ribbons,
of course, "llaby" ribbons are used
for rosettes, and these decorate
the dear little doll - like caps
which fit close to the tiny
heads are the cutest things in the
world. Wadded wrappers are made of
cheese cloth or flaunel, but some moth.
crs prefer wrappers of eiderdown,
which does not need wadding. J'.eau
tiful carriage rugs are of eiderdown.
For winter two layers of ci crdown are
bound together with ribbons. Thus a
large rug of white eiderdown will have
a face of blue and a binding of blue
satin ribbon, nnd on ono corner will
be set a gigantic bow of broad bine
satin ribbon. Summer rugs are of one
thickness of eiderdown embroidered
with moss rosebuds or other small
flowers in chenile. Long cloaks arc
particularly elegant at present, the
short -enped- much -be-collared- and- bo
winged style is most popular, and in it
baby looks like a smaller edition of
mamma. In all and through all is the
idea that fineness and softness are the
two essentials of Master ltaby's ward
robe, and all others are subserviert.
Chicago Post.
Fairy Gingerbread.
One eupful of butter, two of sugar,
one of milk, four of flour, three-fourths
of a teaspoonful of soda, one table
spoonful of ginger. Heat the butter to
a cream. Add the sugar gradually, and
when very light, the ginger, tho milk
lii which the soda has been dissolved,
aid finally the flour. Turn bnking
rans upside down and wipe the bottoms
very clean. Uutter them and spread
the cake mixture very thin on them.
I-'ake in a moderate oven until brown.
While still hot cut into squares with a
case-knife and slip from the pan. Keep
in a tin box. This is delicious. With
the quantities given, a large dish of
gingerbread can be made. It must be
spread on the I ottom of the pan as thin
as a wafer, and cut the moment it
comes from the oven. X. Y. Idger
Art at Home.
The subject of lnmpshadcsi is so far
from liein? exhausted that designs of
f reat beauty and often of the most un
locked for oddity have appeared. A
new one of these last is a dolphin which
rosses the middle of the lamp, tho
hade portion consisting of plaited silk
paper which represents sea foam coming
from its mouth. A very handsome de
sign shows blue lilies at the top, placed
very high, and rosebuds running
around the wide plaited paper which
covers tho glisa chimney. Chiugt
teveral Thousand Living Specimens Care
fully Tended In One Room.
Many will bo inclined to disci edit
Ihe statement that spider-raising is an
sstrtblished industry in Chattanoogn,
r d is being successfully conducted by
Ernest Koyber, the proprietor of the
Enterprise bottling works on Cowart
btrect. Mr. Koyber estimates that be
tween 5,000 nnd (1,000 of these insects
make their homes in his bottling de
partment, which occupies a large room
probably sixty feot square. The ceil
ing is fairly covered with thousands
upon thousands of little patches, ol'
fibery material, within which the in
sects nest and lay their eggs. At. this
season they spend little time in theii
nests, but in day time hide in dark,
out-of-the-way cracks and corners, but
in easy command of their woven snares.
Spider-webs are everywhere', span
ning tho space between floor and ceil
ing1 or spread about tho machinery, in
front of the window wherever, in
fact, the busy weavers can find a place
from which to hang their net work.
big corner of the room is besides
given up to the insects, which have ap
parently divided tho space into many
four-walled apartments.
Mr. KHier is a pleasant and intelli
gent talker and a shrewd observer. His
fair complexion betokens his Teutonic
descent. Said he: "Thoso creatures
know more than grea many people.
1 keen them because thev waire such
constant war on flies, cockroaches and
other such vermin .which are very
troublesome to me, and which are at
tracted by the sirups, sugar, etc., used
in the bottling' business. A spider
never cares for sweet things nor drops
into; my vats or bottles. Flies and
cockroaches are nature's scavengers,
but those spiders watch every one that
approaches like hawks, and soon lure
him-into their meshes. I 'never dis
turb them when I can help it, except
to feed them occasionally. Ihey ep,
pear to Know my can, and will come
when called and crawl upon my hand
or take a fly from my fingers. They
are tame, nnd have never bitten me,
though I couldn't promise so much to a
stranger. I his spider is a hibernat
ing, animal ana shuts himself up
during tho most of the winter in those
little nests you see stuck like mud
daubs on the ceiling. When wintet
comes I brush away all these webs, for
the spiders prefer to weave new webs
every spring." As a cow must be milk'
ed every day this wary and provident
little creature must unravel each
spring the silken fabric that is stored
in its body. He does not make his ap
pearance till May, when the flies have
laid their eggs and hatched their first
young, else the Jly crop would soon
give out. Meantime the hundreds ol
eggs which each female spider laid dur
ing the previous summer and fall have
been going through a process of incuba
tion, and now turn out the older ones
to seek a living for themselves. Mr.
Reyber has encouraged the insects to
harbor in his establishment for two
years past, and finds the spider of such
practical utility as to be almost indiS'
pensable. Chattanooga Times.
The I.lsplng Lieutenant Finally Gets I)e
rldedly Even for I'nst Jokes.
A good story is told by an English pa
per of a lisping otlicer having been vie-
timi.cd by a brother officer- (who was
noted for his cool deliberation and
strong nerves), and his getting square
with him in the following manner:
Tho cool joker, tho captain, was al
ways quizzing the lisping otlicer, a lieu
tenant, for his nervousness, and said
one day in the presence of his company:
" hy, nervousness is all nonsense.
I tell you, lieutenant, no brave man
will be nervous."
"Well, inquired his lisping friend
"how would you do thpose a thcll with
an inth futheo thould drop itthelf in a
walled angle, in whj.th you had taken
thelter from a company of tharp-
thootherth, and where it wath thertain
if you put out your nothe you'd get
"How," said the captain, winking at
the circle; "why, take it cool, and spit
on the fusee!
Thcparty broke up, and all retired
except tho patrol.
The next morning a number of sol
diers were assembled on the parade and
talking in clusters, when along came
the lisping lieutenant. Lazily opening
his eyes he remarked;
"1 want to try an experiment thith
morning and see how extheedingly cool
the captain can be.
Saying this, he walked deliberately
into the captain s quarters, where
fire was burning on the hearth, placed
'in its hottest center a powder canister
and instantly retreated.
There was but one mode of egress
from the quarters, and that was upon
the parade ground, the road being built
up for defense. The occupant took one
look nt the canister, comprehended the
situation, and in a moment dashed at
the door, but it was fastened on th
outside. 4
"Charley, let me out, if you love me
shouted tho captain.
"Thpit on the canister!" shouted h
in return.
Not a moment was to "no lost lit
had at first snatched up a blanket t
cover his egress, but now, dropping it,
he raised the window, and out he
bounded, sans every thing but a very
short undergarment, and thus, with
hair almost on end, he dashed upon
full parade ground.
.The shouts which hailed him brought
out tho whole barracks to see what was
the matter, and the dignified captain
pulled a sergeant in front of him to
hide himself.
"Why don't you thpit on it?"
quired the lieutenant.
"Hecauso there were nti sharpshoot
ers in front to stop a retreat," answered
the captain. .
"All I've got to thay then, ith," said
the lieutenant, "that you might thafe
ly have done it; for I'll thware there
wathn't a thingle grain of powder in
The captain has never spoken
nervousness since. Hoston Globe.
A l ong Walt.
Cobble Kilter has invented a balloor
that he says is a great success.
Stone Has he made an ascension
Cobble Na lie is waiting to pel
some one to go up in it Detroit Fre
"Now, remember," said the Sv-hool
.teacher, "a contagious disease is on
rou can can catch." "Is spanking
disease?" asked Kenny Kloobumper.
''No: how ridiculous!"' '.'Well, I ofter
catch nne."
If our eyes were lietter the start
would give us more Hffht Ram
-He not faint hearted in misfortune.
When God causes a treo to be hewn
down, he takes caro that his birds can
nestle on another.
-Tho Presbyterian church asks for
250,000 to prosecute the work among
tho f reedmen. w hich is tho same
amount asked by the Metbcdist Epis
copal church.
The first Sabbath schooi 'as insti
tuted in 1787. There are now in tho
idled States 10S,!):i! Sabbath schools,
with S,(H'.,000 scholars. Tho w irld hns
aO,07S,5r Sabbath school scholurs.
Faith is tho hand thnt lays hold on
Christ; the eye that looks to Christ;
the ear that hears the voice of Christ;
tho mouth that feeds on Christ; the
finger that touches Christ; and the key
that unlocks tho treasures of Christ.
,ev. F. Harper.
.The sculptor Ephraim Keyserhas
been appointed instructor in modeling
at the Maryland institute, ltaltimore,
u the schools of art and design. Mr.
Keyser's finest work is an angel of he
roic size designed for the tomb of Pres
ident Arthur. He has also a "Psyche"
in the Cincinnati At museum, and he
has made the statue of Gen. do Kalb
for Annapolis.
Elders .lames Iirown and Edward
Sudbury have returned t o San Fran
cisco from the Society islands, whither
they were sent as Mormon missionaries.
N e now have ten missionaries in these
islands," said Elder Sudbury. "The
natives take kindly to the Mormon re-
igion, and we are converting them by
hundreds. In some places whole islands
have been converted.
The Lutheran church naturally has
its largest membership in Germany
000,000 but it has also a large mem
bersbip among those who speak other
ujguages. for instance, 5,800,000
Swedish, 2,500,000 Norwegian, 2,800,00?
Danish,. 2,048,000 Finnish, 1,250,000 Eng
lish, 1,113,000 Hungarian, 624 Livon
ian, 480,000 Courlandish, 273 Esthonian,
70,000 French, 70,000 Icelandic, 'and 48,-
000 Bohemian.
It is reported in the Roman Catho
lic papers that tho Paulist Fathers are
planning a new aggressive campaign
for the purpose of converting protes
tanls to Roman Catholicism. They
say that hitlwrto the chief effort of tho
church has been to make Catholics
more Catholic. Now they must gc
direct to Protestants and put before
them tho claims of the church and the
need of membership in it.
The United States were settled by
men who desired to worship God ac,
cording to their own conseiences, yet in
Virginia a hundred years ago every
county officer, justice and vestryman
was required to subscribe to this test
oath: "I do declare that there is no
transit bstantiation in the sacrament of
the Lord's Supper, or in the elements
of bread and wine, at or after the con
secration thereof, by any person what
soever." Rev. G. Furness Smith, an Eng,
lush missionary, recently related to
London meeting that, the Turkish
authorities at Constantinople had de
clined to allow the circulation of St,
Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, suppos
ing tho people of Galata, a suburb of
tho Turkish capital, to be those ad
dressed, and refused to be entirely sat
isfied on tho point till a certificate of
St Paul's death was forthcoming.
-Guest Here, waiter, there is a fly
ir. my coffee. W alter 1 hat s all right,
sir; we ve got plenty more. Inter
-Mrs. Potts Mrs. Fiver called this
afternoon, .lack Potts (absent-mind
edly) What did you have? Philadel
phia Record.
"Do you call vour wife your better
half, Mr. Henpeck?" "Hotter half?
H'm! My friend, she Is more than
three-quarters." N. Y. Press.
At the Mountains. First Girl
What are you sketching? Second Girl
A man. First Girl You must have a
good memory. Hoston Courier.. .
"Do you believe in a lucky star?"
Of course I do. I know one police,
man whose beat includes eight fruit
stands and seven saloons." Indian,
apolis Journal.
I dreamt I dwelt In marble halls;
I felt nt ease, with life content.
Till fancy brought the landlord's calls;
Ho came, aUs, to get the rent
liuffalo Courier.
"Do you believe Schiller when ho
says that tho best woman is the one
of whom nobody talks about?" '!
rather think it is the one who talks
about nobody." Plaudcrecke.
'I notice that Congressman G,
Swosh talks a good deal about th
farmer in his speeches." "Yes." "Doel
he know much about agriculture?'
"Well, I guess he has had hay fever.
Washington Star.
The man who wagered a lady that
he could thread a needle in less time
than she could sharpen a lead pencil
won in sixteen minutes, at the end of
which time the lady had whittled u
her pencil. Boston Gazette
"Take that back," said the insulted
man. "No, sir," replied the other. "I
never took water in my life."" "You
can't tell me that," returned the first
speaker. "I know better. I used to
supply you with milk." Waif.
Wilson's Suggestion. Mrs. Hardy
(boarding-house keeper.) I wish wi
could get rid of that young man who is
annoying my daughter with his atten
tion. Mr. Wilson (boarder) Why not
take him to board? Yankee Made.
I'irst Dear Girl tharlio gave me
such a lovely string of pearls yester
day. It was my birthday, yon know,
A pearl for every year. Second Rest
Girl Dear me. How awfully expens
ive! Philadelphia North American.
"Wo could adduce a hundred illus
trations to prove the advantages of
shorthand and the saving of time there
by effected. Only think, gentlemen
took Goethe forty years to write his
'Faust!' How many years ho might
have saved if he had only known short-
ha ml. Dorfbarbier.
Hicks I saw Lipper just now. Wha
an interesting talker he is. Wicks-
You may well say that Why, he was
in a barber's shop getting shaved the
other day, and he so charmed the bar
ber by his conversation that the fellow
actually let him go without asking him
If he'd have a shampoo'." Koston
Farmer Medders Here I been an'
paid fur n college eddicalion fur ye, an'
what on earth good are ye ye durned
wnthless, lazy, conceited., loafin' dude?
What did ye larn to college, anyway?
Graduate Well, this fr one thing
(yelling): Hoopla! hoorah! zip! bang!
ninety-throe-three-thoe! K. M. G. Sclah!
I-armor Medders (delighted Well, be
gosh, a college edification is wuth
suthiu". I'm goin' ter town ter-mom-r
ter peddle vegetables, an' I'll take
ulontf icr holler Harper's Uazar.
Cbesp Fienrstons to the West.
,ti,innllv lavorabln onnorttinttf
for visiting tho richest nnd most jirnilnellva
sections ef the west ami north vest, will ho
afforded by tho series of low rate harvest
(ctirsimia winch hnvo been urrangeii oy
the North Westorn Lino. Tickets for lliose
excursion will bo sold on August 'iijil, Sep-
mlier lath nnd October mm, ts'.u. io poinv
in Northwestorn Iowa, NVsioin Minnesota,
Norili Dakota, Soiilli Dakota, Manitolm,
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming nnd Utah,
nil will bo good for return passnira wiuiin
twentv davs from dale ot sale. Mop-over
i-lvileirea will bo a lowed on ftoinit trip lit
territory to which tint tlekeia are sold. For
tinner iriormiuioii can on or mwirai
Ticket Agents of commoting Hues, circu
lars giving rales and detailed information
will bo mailed free, noon application to W. "
Thrall, Uenei-al iMssenger anu l loses
Agent, Chicago & JSortU-Western uailway,
Chicago. , ,
Thr iKMrsTicn of a Just Verdiot. A buna
from a beer barrel blow out and instantly
killed u Hiirrisburg iiiiiu who stood in its
way. The coroner can hardly escape the
verdict that 'he mini died from llio effocUl
of liquor. Boston Uonild.
The Trne I.ux.itlvo frliiclple
Of the 'plants' used in manufacturing tha
pleasant remedy, Syrup of Fins, lias u per
manently beneficial effect on llio human sys
tem, while Uiechoii) vcgeuiulo extract and
mineral solutions, usually sold as medicines,
nre permanently Injurious. Being well in
rorniod, you win use mo truo remeay only.
Manufactured bv tho California Fig Syrup
WnAT the farmor's boy sighs for is tha
last row of summer.
my Wife and I
Believe thut an ounce of
prevention is worth a
pound of cure. We had
dud heavy lieudelie,
a little exertion tired us
greatly, nnd my appe
tite won very poor.
Bo we bcRim to tnlm
Hood's Sarsaparllla and
the effect was like maple,
nslorii.g lis lo perfec'
health and preventing
severe sickness and doo
tor sbllls." J. If. 'J'oi.ks,
145 12th St., San Iran
t-lsco. Get Hood's
Hood's Pills euro constipation. Try a box.
Ihe Greatest Medical Discovery
of the 'Age.
Has discovered in one of our common
pasture weeds a remedy that cures every
kind of Humor, from the. worst Scrofula
down to a common Pimple'.
He has tried it in over eleven hundred
cases, and never failed except in two cases
(both thunder humor). He has now in his
possession over two hundred certificates
of its value, all within twenty miles of
A benefit Is alwavs experienced from
the first bottle, and a perfect cure is war
ranted when the nlu quantity is taken.
When the lungs are affected It causes
shooting pains, like needles passing
through them; the same with the Liver or
Bowels. This is caused by the ducts being
stopped, and always disappears in a week
alter taking it.
If the stomach is foul or bilious it will
cause squeamish feelings at first.
No change of diet ever necessary. Eat
the best you can get, and enough of it.
Dose, one tablespoonful in water at bed
time, and read the Label.
Will be run from CHICACO, PEORIA ami
ST. LOUIS via th
will be SOLD at
To all points In NEBRASKA, KAN
Tioketa good twenty days, with stop
over on going trip. Passengers In th
East should purchase through tickets
via the BURLINGTON ROUTE of their
nearest ticket agent. For descriptive
land pamphlet and further Information,
write to P. S. EUSTIS, Cen'l Passenger
Agent, Chicago, III. form ki Ki n
No Alkalies
Other Chemicals
nro niod In tho
preparation ot
trhlrh if nbnnlvlrly
pure and $oluble, .
Ihn ttrrmjlh of Ooi'oa Mined
Willi March, Arriwrnt tt
'Siiirar, nnd is far more eco
nomical, coiling leu than one cent a rwp.
It U delicious, nourishing, and EASILV
Sold tijr Grorcru vn ytrhr.
W. BAKER &C0., Dorchester. Mai.
Latest Styles
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L'ArtDe La Mode.
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milk rvtHionp.
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tnd US fvl. fir lilt nntlT t ,
W.J. MIlltHR. I'uMI'hrr.
TUc Best
in tho
The FISH HUAKD R LICK K 11 In wnrmnlrd water
pncf, m1 will k-pyou dry In Uks hrUrt r.lurm, Th
mvrt ihcniiriald!e, Ufwnrcuf irutttUtin. TWiti'll
itiuy a mat (l the "fun llratxl n nut on it. IIltitrft-
Ely's Cream Balm EfSSSKI
win mm I J.CAta-u v1
t -.r.iyul-
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Ani'iT llttlni lriienrh mmtrtl.
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