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W II I I I II ll ll. 4 I If 'N'V
A mlit'c iinyi-anee lilU llir air,
O'er hill unit valley stealing,
Anil steeps our weary houIs in bins,
Sweet vi.s'ona thus rcviilin;.
(.'oujcniiiud, the ihooping lierbago mourns
A sentence past repealing.
TherutldcM) steel Int.- done its work,
Ami prone in stricken splendor
The no-li-liucd (;rii best lew. the earth,
Mingled with blossom temler.
Who Keneioii e'en in death in lite,
Their sweetness Mill suricndcr.
Ah, lovely souls liko llieso we've known,
Whose livea onu nweet eaidcuvor.
All crowned with lieaulv and with bloom,
The liiiiul of I tenth sever.
Their memory liko the. new- i own hay.
Will linger roiiiul us ever.
THE M'OISY OK A IIONKYMOON.
"Do yo.i really menu it, darling?" J
"Oi course I do, Frank. Do you
think 1 would joke about such a sub
ject:" replied pretty Grace Ramsey to
her nlliaiieed husband, as sho nestled
her sunny littlu head on his broad
shoulders one bright March evening,
as ttio dying sun glinted through the
cosy drawing-room, easting a golden
glory upon the pictures, carpet, and
crimson curtain.''-, as if trying to outvie
the cheerful lire that blamed in tho
"I could not refuse you anything,
my sweet Grace," he said tenderly, as
he pressed her dewy lips; "but 1 would
much rather you hat asked toe any
thing in the world than this."
"Why, Frank?" she returned, look
ing up int ) his ban Isome 1'aco Willi
one of her bewitching smiles, that
always finished any argument in her
"Well, yuu see, to spend one's honey
moon in a new house, and at th's
treacherous time of year, might not bo
so comfortable, my pet, as a well-appointed
hotel in the south of Franco
or Italy," he urged deprccatingly, feel
in thi! ground fast slipping away
from him with her bright eyes looking
shyly into his, her sweet face in close
poxiinity to his mustache.
"Hut it is my great wish; and 1 will
obey yon in everything after we are
married, you know, like a dutiful little
wife," she said playfully.
"What put this notion in your little
"Grandmamma: and you must agree
that she is clever. Now you sit down
here, and 1 will take my old place on
this stool," as she ensi oiised herself at
his feet coaxingly.
"So grandma has put this notion
into your mind ?"
"Yes; she said that when she was
Harried grandpa took her straight
.roni the church to their new houn,
and they were a happy as birds."
' Rut what time of the ye.ir might
that happy event have taken place?"
he asked mischievously.
"July, I believ," (iraee said demure
ly. "What matters the time? Surely
it could make no difference."
'That is just w hat does. March and
July, little sweetheart, are very differ
ent in our changeable climate; besides,
I fancy a little bird whispered to me
that their home was a line old mansion
that had welcomed several brides,
whereas ours is a new ly-built modern
villa, that should be well-aired before
we take possession."
"So it is," she persisted. "Jane and
grandma were there all last week, and
the fires are blazing beautifully from
morning till night. Come, say, 'yes;'"
and her soft white arms were round
his neck, and a pair of tempting lips
placed dangerously near to his; and
Grace, as usual, gained her point, but
she had to pay her lover the penalty of
a score of kisses.
"This is delight ful, darling husband,'
whispered (iraee, as they drove to their
new home at Claphani, after the wed
ding breakfast. "1 shall be such a
happy little wifey commencing lite in
our own dear home; it must be
better than those big, coU-looking
hotels, with staring waiters and pert
"So long as my sweet wife is happy,
nni on'ent," 1 e said ti n lerly; "but
there is a nasty cast wind to. lay"
this as he folded her furs around her
with a lover's anxious care. "I hope
everything is ready for us."
"Oh. you need not be uneasy; I feel
sure Jane will attend to everything;
she Is a perfect paragon."
"Here we are at last! Welcome,
darling w ife, to your home!" he said,
as he led her up the flight of steps
where old Jane stood with two maid
servants to receive their young mis
tress. "I wonder why Jane looks so anx
ious," thought Grace; "I hope every
thing is all right. Oh, dear! what
should I do if there was anything gone
wrong? Frank would never cease
teasing me. Where are the stair-carpets.
Jane?" she whispered, when they
were in the drawing-room. "I thought
everything was straight." .
"So it was, but the dratted cistern
took to leaking this morning, and no
man can be gut for love or money. I
never saw such a gingerbread house as
this in all my born days!" sho said
"Can't you manago to put thorn
down, so that Frank won't notice it ?"
tho poor little bride faltered.
"I'uc them down to be spoiled!
Why, they are already wet through in
some places; but here comes tho mas
ter," as she bustled out of the room.
"This certainly looks cosy ami home
like," said Frank Wharton as he clasp
ed his bride in a loving embrace, and
seated her in an easy-chair by the lire;
"but what is the matter with that
wnll? Why, I believe it's damp, the
paper is perfectly wci and peeling olT.
I must see the fellow that papered it;
such a room cannot be lit for my little
"Oh, that is nothing, Frank; it is
often like that in new houses, I believe,"
she said timidly.
"1 must insist that you don't stay
another moment," ringing the bell
sharply for Jane. "Why did you per
mit your mistress to come iu this damp
vault?'' he said testily; "it's enough to
kill a dog."
"I am sure, sir, it was no fault of
mine," said poor Jane; "they say that
the paper iu new houses often sweats
at least that is w hat the man styled
"Is there no other room lit to receive
us?' he asked; ".surely the dining-room
would be better."
"Well, you see, sir, the stove is what
they call slow combustion."
"Slow what?" he said, laughing in
spite of himself.
"I don't know exactly how to pro
nounce the name, but it's a sorry thing
at the b 'St, and won't act nohow, try
as you will."
"it's a beautiful grate, Frank," inter
posed (Iraee; "it's one of the modern
ones, and is called slow combustion."
It's dratted slow!" grumbled Jane
"I've spent three-quarters 4 an hour
over it, and can't get a lire to burn, ;.o
its slow enough in all conscience."
"Never min. I, Jane; I'm beautifully
warm and comfortable inde -d lain,
"Well. 1 suppose we must make the
best of it now" he said trying to ap
"I know what I'll do," murmured
(iraee; "music always suits Frank; I'll
play and sing some of his favorites."
Iu a few minutes the little ch ild w as
blow n over, and the pair were as happy
as turtledoves as (iraee sang song after
song to Frank s intense delight.
"What on earth are they doing in
the kitchen?" sho thought; "I must go
and so.'. 1 feel sure they will break
the grate to pieces in a minute. Oh,
dear: oh, dear! I wish 1 had taken
dear Frank's advice. What are you
all tloing. and where is the dinner?"
said (iraee. "It's Hearing the time.',
"Dinner, indeed! If you get supper
it will be a wonder to me," gasped
.lane, as, armed with an immense, line
brush, she and her assistant were mak
ing frantic raids upon the kitchener,
while the smoke poured out in volumes,
nearly choking poor (iraee, who stood
tho image of despair, gazing at the
fowls, lish and joints that lay strewn
about, g 'tting peppered with soot.
"What's to be done, Jane?" she
stammered, as she covered her golden
head to evade the shower of soot, and
caught up her satin robes nervously;
"it is past six o'clock, and Frank was
just saying he felt rather hungry. Can
nothing be done? Couldn't you get
some hotel to send in a dinner?"
"Where's the hotel in this outland
ish hole?" snorted Jane, as she thrust
the broom savagely up ir.to the offend
ing draughts; "I can only assure you
that no dinner can be cooked to-day in
this gingerbread affair." -
Seeing no hope from the faces of any
of the seared servants, (iraee returned
to her husband, and in her pretty,
coaxing manner, broke the unhappy
tidings to him, and in less than ten
minutes a telegram was dispatched to
the Grosvenor hotel, and a ve-hn- he
little dinner ordered".
"So that little ilillic ilty is over, my
darling," he said, as they drove to
l'imlico; "but don't you think it might
have been better if yon had listened to
my advice and spent our honeymoon
at one of thoso big, cold hotels?" this
with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes.
"As you are mighty, be merciful,"
she said, laughing merrily. "I ha 1 no
.ilea that the stove wouldn't cook,
"That the drawing-room was damp,"
he added: "or "
"Fie! is that being merciful, sir?"
Rut further domestic argument was
broken by a waiter opening the
brougham door, and Frank assisting
her out into the comfortable hotel.
"Thank Heaven we are in a civilized
place at last!" muiuiured the new
Benedict fervently, as they seated
themselves at an elegantly arranged
dinner-table, laden with flowers, bright
silver, and sparkling glass; "this is
comfort, at any rate."
They both enjoyed their dinner, and
said and did any amount of silly things,
doubtless as thousauds of brides and
bridegrooms have done before: and, if
truth must be confessed, (iraee was
sadly loth to return to her villa at
Clanhum: but she was a true daaghter
of Eve, and determined to keep her own
counsel from her lord and master.
"Here's a pretty go, Miss (iraee I
beg your pardon, I mean Mrs.Wharton,"
said Jane, as the pretty bride entered
the breakfast room next morning, look
ing as fresh and sweet as a blushing
rose in her azure-blue morning-robe,
with its clouds of lace around her fail
neck and arms.
"Why, Jane, what is the matter
now?" she said, anxiously; "surely yuu
can manage to get us some breakfast
of some kind?"
"That's right enough so far." groaned
Jane; "but there's no water for the
master's bath it's leaked out somehow
through some dratted pipe and soakJ
your wedding dress, and tho cake that
your pool dear grandma sent home last
night while you were out at dinner.
I went and unpacked it at one.', think
ing the tlress would be better laid
loosely liko than crumpled up: an.i
there's the splendid cake and satin
dress all of a pulp: the flowers, too, all
soppy and spoiled."
This was the proverbial la-t straw,
and proved too much for poor (iraee,
who threw herself on the couch, and,
covering her sweet faci', burst into a
lit of tears, exclaiming:
"Never will 1 try to get mv own way
again! ' What will dear Frank say':
Oh, oh, lie will never forgive me I
know he will
In anuthei moment she felt a strong
pair of arms lift her fixm the conch,
and a tender voice whispering in her
"You are right, my darling wify; 1
will not forgive you unless you dry
tho.-o eyes and have your breakfast,
and order your things to be packed up
iiuiii"iliat"ly for the Continent, whither
I mean to take you."
"lint what is to be done, Frank,
aoout the cake? And oh, my pr.tty
dress is spoiled, that 1 was to have worn
at Lady Steedman's reception."
"Another cake can beorlered; alsc
a dress, quite us pretty as your wedding
i ne; but a siniiifig. happy wife can not
be purchased," lie replied, kissing away
the pearly but penitent t"ars.
"Are you happy, darling?" her hus
band whispered, as the train nearcd
"Yes, Frank," she replied, earnestly ;
"truly and peacefully so, because I have
learned a lesson to listen and res, ict
my husband's wishes."
"And 1 a:n the happiest man in the
unheise for having commenced our
honeymoon under difficulties, and have
won the sweetist of wives."
A Warrior's Hidden Weal 111.
The Chicago ,V'.v tells of a long
buried treasure which is supposed to
lie under one edge of the city, but
which anxious fortune seekers have
never yet been able to resurrect. The
story is thi.:
When Mark Raubien sold the lake
front for :200,000 and the Indian
chief, White Feather, received fJO.OiHl
of this money for relinquishing his
claim on tho land, another chief be
longing to a different tribe, earnestly
laid claim to an cipial share of the pro
ceeds of the salt-. It was decided,
however, that he was nt entitled to
any of the money, w hereupon he wax
ed exceeding wroth and vowed that ho
would have White Feather's money
or his life. On hearing this. White
Feather gathered about him a few of
his braves as a body-guard and lied,
with his f JO.000 in a buckskin bag.
The other chief, with a band of in
furiated followers, gave chase. They
overtook White Feather and his war
riors several miles west of the settle
ment and butchered every one of them
in cold blood. Rut when they came
to secure the coveted wealth they
could not find it. It was not about
the dead chief or any of his followers,
and, as not one of the hapless fland
had been spared to tell the secret of
its whereabouts, it may be imagined
that the avaricious fiends felt like
kicking themselves all over the prairie
for making such a clean sweep with
their tomahawks. It is believed--and
there seems to be no other plausible
theory that White Feather sunk the
bag of gold in a swamp or slough
somewhere in the vicinily of the pre.
sent boundary line of the city on the
southwest side. Many a white man
has Rpent time and labor in searching
for this lost treasure, but no trace of it
has ever been found.
The Government spends about $t."0,
000 a year for the repair of mail
pouches; there are about one hundred
thousand mail-bags in use; and aUmt
tin thousand new ones are bought
What ntr lint.
Ten little finders und leu l-ule lo'o;
Two I'je inn) two eai- and "tic iui; uojo;
Two I. tile lips as re I u- u client ;
A laiiyli ini'.-i-tible, hearty mid merry;
I'rctty bright ric- on i-icli liille cheek;
A al-b liltli' iom;uc trying haul In speak;
A warm litlli'liearl, ami a -w.-el loving way;
A kiss and a liutf, nny liw in the day.
Tor pupa, or iiimiiciji. oi si-ler. or me
jh, mu ll n bribt dnilinj I in er did nee.
The lirokru frmnrw
Charles had taken great pains in
carving a beautiful framework to be-
placed over my
cVoiibor window '
After he had nailed it in its place he
called me to alnii'i its chaste de
sign. " It is a beauty!"
" Are vou sure it is
" Oh, yes," h1 replied. j
" Rut the nails on thi.i ride are so ,
small," I objected.
" I had no large onet, a til the small
ones answer every p'rpose," he
"The vines are ipiito leavy and
need a strong support," I ventured; j
oiilv laughed at
The vine, a ra:e F.nglish ivy grew
vigoruu-ly, and was soon climbing
over the window, cheeringly pcupiug
in amoii!r the strav sunbeams. Rut
one night then
was a storm, a-ad
when the sun arose its rays fell on a
nrostrate vine. The frame had twist
,i rr ...l,.,,., ri,,,riu. r..iii..,l tc
strengthen it. For the want of an
extra nail the frame and the vine
were both destroyed, and the grateful
shade 1 so much enjoyed was ex
changed for the scorching noonday
Is it not often the neglect to
strengthen the weak points in youth
that causes failure m more mature
life? If we carefully examine int
the first signs of a ruined life, we will
liud that a linn prop or a nail at tht
right time and the right place would
have prevented a life from being
The "I liliikiriK of Alilinal.
(!od gives to every animal just sue
machinery as its mind can use. If it
knows a good deal, lie gives it a good
deal of machinery; and if little, he
gives it but little. Som-.: animals do a
good deal of thinking about what
they see, hear, and feel; very much as
you do, only that you know more.
Your dog or cat knovs a great deal
more than an oyster; therefore, your
pets are given paws and claws and
teeth f T their minds to use.
1 om e knew a cat that was born in
the spring time after the snow and ice
was all gone. When the. first storm
came the next winter, snow fell
in the night and was inure than a fo'ot
deep. Of course. "Smutty Nose" had
never seen it before. When she came
out in the morning, she looked at it
with very curious eyes, just as you
would look at anything new; very
likely she thought how clean and white
and pretty it was.
After looking at it a while, she be
gan to poke at it, with first one paw and
then the other, several times to Fee
how it felt. Then she gathered some
up between her paws, as much as she
could bold, and threw it up in the ail
over her head: tle-n ran swiftly all
around the yard, making the snow tly
like feathers wherever she went. Now,
do you not believe pussey was think
ing and feeling just as you boys and
girls feel when you see the first snow,
to know anything about it? I do. Her
mind was very busy in her little brain
in these sports, just as your mind is iu
your sports; and she enjoyed it, in her
way, just as much. Our l.i'lh fhnx.
"I should think you would need a
military guard to keep the young men
away," said a citizen to the father of
six marriageable daughters "Oh, I'm
a pretty good foot soldier myself," wa
the cheerful reply.
A great ileal of fun is oked at the
bald-headed men, but they have one
great advantage. They don't have to
stand out in the sun for an hour to dry
their hair alter coining out of the
Kind words are like bald heads;
they never dye.
"When the leaves begin to tur i."--When
you commence to read a book.
"You are very late sending your
evening mail out," said the editor to
his daughter when he came home at J
in the morning and met a timid, shrink
ing young man between the f.ont door
and the gate. "Not at all," answered
the thoughtful girl; "Charles Utnry
is now a morning edition."
A western woman was dri ing th"
htns from the garden the other day
when a cyclone carried off her shoo!
Saloon-keepers are fond of bargains;
in fact they live by their bar-gains.
AN KASTKRX l'UTENT.Vl K.
Kiiifj uf Camboclin find
What was Seen during a Visit to the
M. Delaporte, a lieutenant on board
a French war vessel, gives an account
of a recent visit to King Norodom of
Cambodia. "The royal residence," he
says, "is a town in itself. Several
thousand people are lodged in the en
closure, all of whom are attached to
the service of the King. At the end
tno "r9'' courtyard, surrounded by
different kinds of buildings, standstill
European palace, which is (piite simi
lar to the dwellings of the rich mer
chants of Saigon. Behind that, in an
other enclosure, is the native habita
tion, gardens and huts. This is the
division set apart for the harem, and is
closed to the profane. The mandarins
are tho most energetic purveyors of
the harem. TKi'y hope to obtain favor
by giv ing their best -looking daughters
to the King. The women are allowed
to go out, and, by one of those strange
caprices common enough among the
monarchs of the Fast, who are by
turns cruel and paternal, they are al lowed
to marry, the King giving up
all his claims at the request of the
lovers. Rut, on the other hand, any
attempt to enter the sacred harem siir-
. r..t it ..wit- i hiinkl.iul ivitli 1h lit lllimt
' i ' i
severity. 1 he hrst time 1 visiicu
a young bonze, in high
! favor at the
nirt. was discovered
j l!irtil'.!,r with " l"('tt" st w ives
I Xor.nl.nn. The latter, a id.ng to
i thn usual custom, ordered the two
lovers to be buried alive. TheU''cu"d.
however, escaped the punishment
through the intervention of the old
queen mother, who is a zealous Build -hist
devotee. Since that time it ap
pears that the fair sex have not become
wiser, but their puni.Juncnt has been
changed. Oi. returning from our ex
pedition, the King, who had come to
visit the chief of the French protector
ate, asked for some details as to the
European method of executing, or
rather shooting, criminals. M. Moiira.
without attaching nimh importance
to the question, gratilied his Majesty's
curiosity. Rut what was our aston
ishment when two hours afterward we
learned that four young women of the
harem had been shot in the F.uiMpcan
military style, and their heads taken
off and hung up for the encourage
ment of the other ladies of the house
hold. "The King received us cordially, and
promised to facilitate to the utmost of
his ability our arcli:eobi!ieal researches.
Afterward he asked for one of our
doctors, lie was lamed by a recent
fall, and it is an article of faith in
Caiub.idia that an inlirin or lame king
is unlit to govern, lie told us in con--lidence
that ho was obliged, in conform
ity with the supcrstii ions customs of
his subjects, to consult innumeraiile
quacks, astrologers, and diviners.
None of them was able to cure him.
and all agreed in imputing to evil
spirits the persistence of his trouble.
Our doctor immediately placed him
self at the disposition of his Majesty.
Ceremony required that the august in
valid could only be examined through
the intermediary of ono of his wives,
but the doctor convinced him of the in
sulliciency of this method, and a close,
examination of the hurt was made and
the remedies applied.
"On going out of the palace we
found at the door a group of bonzes
on their knees, praying for the re-ov-ery
of the King. Others were going
through thctrects chanting and sing
ing psalms. Public prayers had been
ordered throughout the kingdom.
Around the pagodas and in front of
(every house tall bamboo canes were
placed and dressed with ribbons of va
I rious colors. Reside the statues of
1 Buddha, at the cross roads and in the
interior of the Chinese dwellings, odr
liferous torches were kept biiruimr.
Trade was suspended. The people
appeared outdoors in their holiday
costumes. In the evening and late at
night the streets were tilled with peo
ple carrying torches or lanterns. The
sounds of the gong and of the tam-tam
were mixed with the constant detona
tions of lire crackers, and tho sky was
continually streike.1 with rockets,
whose explosions and brilliancy were
intended to drive away the bad spirits
that were bent on tormenting the sov -ereign.
" The next day we met a sort of cor
tege.coinposed of about twenty natives,
who were inarching in file, and before
whom the crowd of people opened a
passage with great respect. This was
I the escort of the little son of Norodom,
who was out for an airing. The child
was seated upon the shoulder of a little
ligMitary of the court. A servant
walked behind and shaded him with a
'!:- ' This royal baby was dressed
vi! i f a brilliant color, lie
wore a necklace and braci m-, ami on
his ankles were rings of gold. His
hair was shaved, with the exception
of a little topknot carefully rolled up
-on the summit of his skull, and this
was surmounted by one of those white
jasmine Dowers whose sweet pel fume
the women here prize highly, and they
gladly make offerings of it on the
altars of Buddha."
The flirthobli Statue.
"Like the Brooklyn Bridge novelty,''
a young Philadelphia lady w rites from
Paris, "you will soon be going to ex
plore tho wonders of the Rartholdi
statue. I was up in it, the other day,
giving my little contribution towards
paying the dear girl's f Libby we call
her here i, passage over to New York.
This unique thing whim confronts one
in the Rue de Yigny. towering above
the six-story houses, is really line. The
pose is simple and majestic, and there
are parts of the drapery that have the
delicacy of work on a statuette. Yon
can hardly realize that the folds of the
hugis robe arc stubborn bronze. The
surface is so w rought by the hammer
that it L'ives the effect of mottled silk.
Worth might be proud of the sleeve of
her mantle. The gesture of the out
stretched right band is full of spirit,
j while the lelt, holding the tablet,
, forms, with the head, a beautiful
i balance in the composition. It
seems sacrilegious to have an 'inte
I rior' to such a superb ci eat ure. The
j entry is by the sole of the uplifted foot
! they say a Chicago girl was the
. model and a tall man can go in easily.
Inside we seem to be looking up to the
lantern of a Gothic cathedral, with nu
merous eyelets of light fiom the rivet
holes piercing the gloom. We reached
the hea l by a temporary wooden stair
case. At New York there will be an
elevator working in the great frame
work of iron which is to form the main
support for the structure. The old
cicerone tells us the tale of dimensions
as we ascend. Reckoning from the
coronet to what may be called the foot
stool the figure measures 1UI feet 1FJ
inches I want to be accural e - but it
is higher to the hand. Thepelesla of
granite is tob :-J foct. From the sur
face of Redloe Is'an 1 to the top of the
torch will be Jl'.t feet 11' inches'
Now, the monument at London, the
loltiest isolated column in the world,
is but -M2 bet high: the Yeiidome
column, 111 feet, and the AreCe
Triomphc, l.'.i ) fee!, while as for the
CoIo-mis of Rhodes, he stands but I t"
feet i.i his stockings. MisS Liberty
will beat him TO feet and ever. Tin
stairs in the arm have md been com
pleted, so we had to stop at Hut head,
the last story but one, ami there
through tin-apertures in the coronet
all the glory of Paris burst- upon the
The Staked Plains.
' The Staked Plains of New Mexico
and Northwestern Texas have been but
little understood by civilized man until
within the past few years. They have
i been regarded as barren waste, worth
less to all intents and purposes for any
use whatever. Rut, as the van ofcivil
jiation crowds its way or takes its
' course in the direction of the crimson
tinted sky of the Occident, more is
; learned of this heretofore unoccupied
' domain, w hich has an area larger than
1 the whole Mate of New Yoik. These
plains begin in New Mexico ami extend
far into the interior of Texas, and are
j lined on the south by the Pecos and on
; the north by Red River, and are of the
shape of the letter V. They are covei- 1
ed the entire year with a thick coat of
buffalo grass, Very short but exceeding
ly nutritious, affording excellent past
' urage for every class of stock. Here
tofore water was supposed to be out of
the question upon these plains, but ex
' ploration has revealed considerable
quantities in lagunas or surface lakes,
while well-boring in many places has
been attended with satisfactory results
: not vvithstandingthefaitthat General
John Pope twenty-eight years ago ex
i ended two million (if the people's
money experimenting on these same
plains for artesian water.
The (Juakcrs of Ohio seem to fancy
the staked Plains t so called from t tin
fact that about two hundred years ago
i Jesuit Fathers in passing lrom east to
west, after losing a small party of ex
plorers who perished with thirst crossed
I from the Yellow House Canyon to the
Pecos, one hundred and fifty miles, and
drove stakes at convenient distances
j lest they too should become bew ildered,
1 lose their way and peiish), and have
started a colony thereon in Crosby
County, where for three years they
have quite success! nlly cultivated corn,
j "There seems to be a very strong
'sentiment against light literature now.
1 a-days," remarked the president of the
1 gas company to his bookkeeper, when
; bis attention was called to -100 or 000
complaints about big gas bills.
In the dun dawning sow thy er.d,
And in I he evening stay not thy hand.
What il will brin? loll li wheal, or weed
W ho can know , or who understand?
I'ew w ill heed,
Yet, sow Iby need.
.See, the red sunrise bel'oio thee plows,
Though close behind iIk-g night lingers still;
I'lappon; their fatal w inu. come the black foes
l'ollowiii. following over the hill
No response ;
'-ow Ihoii thy seed.
We, too. went sowing in x'd sunrise;
Now. it is Iwilijjhl ; Mid shadow fall.
Wli.-ie i i he hal ve,!.' Why till we our eyes?
V h.u could we see here? lint (exlseeili nil.
l asl life Hies;
Sow I lie nuod seed.
Though we may cast il with treinbliiij; hund,
Spiiil hall' Inoki'ii, heail -sick inel lain) ;
Hi- wind will scatter il over the land ;
Ills rain will ngiirishaiideleansu it tiom taint.
Siiiuer or saint,
fcow the jjood seed.
Uiihth Mtth'h Clinic.
The inner man -A convict in jail.
The richest planters iu Brazil liv
on coffee grounds.
As seen by others David Dav is ap
pears to be a man of broad v iews.
Don't shake a hornets' nest to 8'..'C il
any of the family are at home.
Familiarity doesn't always bree.l
contempt. For instance, there is th
girl and there is the ice cream.
A live-pound leiii-m has been rais"C
in California. Su-h a lemon shotih:
la.-t a circus lemonade man a liletime
Old birds are not easily caught with
chaff, but voting birds are fond o'
picking up the colonels.
When a girl refers her lover to hei
pa he linds tha it is harder to ques
tion the pop than il is to pop the ques
tion. Naomi wit years ld before sh
married. The ice-cream business
must have got a good s'art during
A st. Louis paper .h s i ibi s a re
markablc Indian idol recently fotiin'
iu the West. An Indian who wasn't
idle would be more iciunrkaMe.
A vonng man wants to know what
will bring nut a moustache. Tie f
cor I around it tightly, hitch the core
to a fence post and then run back
wards. Old-lime Oath of Pharmacists
Druggists may be interested iu the
.ollowiniJ oath of the French pharma
cists in Plot!;
First -1 swear and promise beforf
God to live and die in the Christian
Item - To hon t, toisteeni, and tc
serve, as much as I can. not only th(
doctors of medicine who instructed n
in the knowledge of the rules of phar
macy, hut also my preceptors and mas.
ers with whiiii I learned my trade.
1 1 fin - Neither to put an affront
upon one of my old doctors and mag
istcrs. or upon others, however they
Item - To add as much as I can to
the glory, honor and majesty of medi
cine. Item Not to give any emetic to an
acute diseased person without before
asking advice of a doctor of medi
cine. Item -Not to give poison to any
one, and never to advise anybody to
do so, even not to my worst enemies.
It in -To execute minutely the or
ders ot physicians, without adding or
omitting anything, as far as they are
according to the rules of art. .
Item -To contradict Ami to avoid
like the pest the scandalous and the
I most destructive manner of practicing
of charlatans, empirics and alchymists,
the high disgrace of the magistrates
! who allow them.
At last -Not to keep poor and old
drugs in my shop. The benedi-tion of
I the Lord be with me as long as 1 fol
i low tiles" vows. So bo it!
One of the quaintest and most sin
gular hamlets of Illinois or of the
West was the venerable town ofCa
hokia, that nestled across the river
from St. Louis, evin its existence be
ing known to very few of the inhabi
tants of the city. It was an early
French and Indian trading-post, and
was old before St. Louis was thought
af. Its people and its houses were a
urious study to the occasional strag
gler of recent years who fell among
Its venerable ways, audit was thi
Drily place in the I'nited States, per.
haps, where an entire community
lived without labor, the population be
ing supported by land pensions. In
Its early day it was an important fr.m
tier post, whence expeditions were
uarted and where revels were held, it s
idvanttige being disturbed when L i
:ledo started the rival post across the
river, now St. Louis. It was iu Ca
Uokiathat Pontiac, the famous Indi
in chief, was murdered in a drunken
:irawl by his F.nglish enemies. Ther.:
.s now of the place only a heap of
jrassrgrown ruins, with scarcely a
vestige of life.