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3tl)c tfl)atl)nm Hccorb,
Below the Sea.
Ip In the bur lliv ulil chinch lie.
Beyond I ho storm -wind's power,
Ilia wnvci III il whelmed ii ever play
In lippliw round I lui tower.
Ami if J on look iluwn lliiougll tho tide
Many nuil ninny a lime
Von may ciilt-li I lii' fclinum r of the etouos, .
Or lirnr the sweet hell rhinio !
1 or liny thnt dwell deep in die sen,
Below the nihil nod min,
'J ho Mermen midihu Mem: tiili ns,
lime IhiiIi it ni ii;itiii
lln'V have mule I i-i i!m' mined wnlls
Willi III. II Milium '.ill l,ul...
And -licwn tin' llitlu Willi It'll Seil-tloWCI'S,
An I mill ll.c ml ten sands.
Ami ulii'ii n 'liiltin hoal ,-omcs l-nck
Itri k -hiil.-i.:.l to 111" .lull,
M ilti ihmi'i r ip'niii u! I lie liciiii,
' i wiilui ill ihi' u:,r,
Tbt'ii down Ih'Iiiiv the sturmr I'oem
I Im kvm'. i ni l Irf'IHiin- iiee,
'lln-.V riill nMkn tlu llnil'lliui.
Ih.-ii iniiMj no iiioio fniin sen,
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"A Secret of the Sea."
The following story was loll mr a
f-ltoit lime ago I iy a friend, who had it
only at second hand from an eye-witness
of the whole nllair. My friend
"The strange thing 1 am going to
tell you is true; I know it because 1
have, it from a friend, or, rather a re
lation, of one of tho ollicers on board
"Sonic years ago, before the exist
ence of (he Suez ('unci, a largo East
lniliiirnan was making her way easily,
wilh light Summer winds, along
through tho Indian Ocean to Calcutta.
The Capo hail been passed several days
before, and now, wilh charming
weather, olhYcrs and passengers, to say
nothing of the crew, were looking for
ward to the end of what had been a
pleasant, though quite uneventful,
"They had had nothing more serious
than a 'half-gale o' wind." had met only
three or four ships, homeward bound;
and In spite of a score or more agreea
ble passenger.!, in spite of tho last sen
sation novels, of musical entertain
ments, of flirtations by moonlight on
deck, and even tn spite of unlimited
gossip, the dayn had grown very mo
notonous.a id the weeks unaccountably
long; even light-hearted middies had
begun to chafe and fret over the long
confinement on shipboard, and the
young ladies to sigh for an excitement.
I take it for granted that you know
that the service of the East India
Company's ships was like the Naval in
its organization; there were captain,
lieutenants, midshipmen and petty of
ficers; the ships were mounted with
heavy guns, and were well armed, and
manned with men trained for fighting.
The voyage was long, and in time of
War the Indiamm were regarded as
very desirable booty. The ships were
large, strongly built and very commo
dious, and (iften luxuriously fitted up.
The day had been hot, and th 3 light
wind had died almost entirely away;
the great ship rose and fell on the
waves, and her sails hung loosely from
the tall masts that slowly swayed back
and fortli with monotonous, cracking
sound one knows so well who has hern
much at sea. !t was sundown,' and
the short twilight of the tropics was
fast deepening into night; every body
had come upon deck to enjoy such
whiffs of air as might be stirring, the
passengers and otlieers on the quarter
deck, while the crew were hanging
over the Bide or lazily lounging on the
neat coils of rope about the deck.
"Suddenly a faint, very faint sound
so faint, one knew not what it was
whence it came or scarcely if there
bad been a Bound at all. People asked
each other about it; some had heard it
nnd others had not; and after some
discussion it was decided there really
was nothing at all. And just as they
reached that conclusion the sound
came again, and a little clearer, more
positive than before, so that every one
heard something. 'It was the moan of
the breeze through the rigging !' 'Xo,
it was the bell for'ard I' It was fifty
most ordinary sounds in the world,
and quite a matter of course that it
should have been heard; and then
again it came as if it dropped from
the air, and were the fob of some ffad
h ear ted spirit floating by. And then
the thing was 'talked over and
over, and everybody had a theory, and
nobody was satisfied with any of them.
"Meantime it grew darker, and the
great stars of the Southern World
started out, making the night lumi
nous with their wonderful glery. A
silenee fell upon the busy tongues, and
all eyes were gazing upwards, when
suddenly through the hush broke the
tone of a bell. Full, clear, musical it
rang out, then died slowly, seeming to
go further and further away, until the
last faint sound came from a long dis
tance off; then again sllonce, and peo
ple looked strangely at each other, and
almost as if they were fearful of break
ing that stillness by speaking the
words that hung on every lip. At
last CapUin Stanley hailed the mast-hMd,
" 'No, sir, nothing in sight It's a
little misty up to windward.'
" 'Keep a sharp lookout d'ye hear?'
" '.y, ay, sir 1'
"A slight puff of wind blew past the
ship just enough to bear the distinct
tone of the mysterious bell, and also to
tell from which direction it came; it
was deeper, clearer, fuller than before.
Tho mystery deepened, but Captain
Stanly said, quietly; 'That mist un
doutedly holds the solution of the af
fair; it is sunns ship's bell, as we shall
see as soon as it lifts a little.' Hut
hour after hour went on, and still tho
midst hung low on tho water, and
still the mournful sound of that bell
was borne to tho ears that listened all
hrough tho night on board the Dare.
Few left the deck, and all night long
that sad, weird tolling kept them com
pany now seemingly closer to them,
and again so faint and faraway. It
was uncanny, and to the sensitive ones
sounded liko the strokes of doom.
"Just before the early dawn, while
it was yet only a clear starlight, tho
mist lifted, and at once came the cry
from the masthead: Something to
" 'What is she like?'
" 'Well, it's a queer sort of a craft
" 'Mr. Crabbs, will you go up and
see what you make cf her?' said Cap
tain Stanley; and Mr. Crabbs, a light
footed young middie, sprang tip the
rigging, and in a few moments re
" 'She, or it, . a very queer-looking
thing, sir; it is pretty dark yet, but, as
well as I can see, it looks like a big
llalboat with a sort of house on it it
lloats low in the water. And that hell
sir keeps on tolling sir,' said little
" 'Yes -.-yes we can all hear the
bell plainly enough, Mr. Crabbs!' and
turning to the first lieutenant, Cap
tain .Stanley went on; 'Mr. Eraser, see
a boat lowered away at once: send Mr.
Crabbs in command of her, to board
this stranger and find out what this
" 'A few minutes later one of the
chip's boats, manned with a crew of
six men, and little Crabbs in the stern,
was pulling towards the tlatboat, which
had become visible, from the ship's
deck. There wa3 no steady wind, but
a slight puff or two had been made
the most of t. draw a little closer to
the strange thing, and the Dure now
lay almost or quite becalmed about
two miles distant from it; the house or
cabin the top of it at least could be
seen, and a sort of crossbeam arrange
ment on which hung the bell whose
solemn voice was heard as the boat
rose and tell with the waves; but no
living soul was visible. Every glass
was directed upon tho little boat as it
came up alongside. Mr. Crabbs was
seen to climb up the side and instant
ly disappear, while in the same mo
ment the boat pushed off and made
for the ship, pulling in a disordered,
hesitating manner, stopping for a few
minutes' discussion seemingly, then
their way with a long, regular stroke.
"Arrived at the ship's sido, they
came on bo.ird in a dazed sort of a way
with whito scared fares; and upon
Captain Stanley's stern demand for an
explanation, they managed to teil their
"They saw no human being, they
heard sound of human voice on that
haunted thing; but as Mr. Crabbs
stepped upon the top of tho high bul
wark, a large black figure reached up
and seized him with its long arms and
dragged him down; and there was a
sound of rattling of chains and shrieks
and yells of fendish laughter; and the
thing was loaded with devils, and the
Foul Fiend himself had got poor Mr.
Crabbs, and they got away as fast as
"And sad and terrible enough It all
was, and that horrible bell went on
tolling an awful knell for poor, bright
hearted little Crabbs. There were
sobs and tears, and pale cheeks, and
mourning for the lad; and after a lit
tle the captain said, with a hard voice,
and a set, stern look on his pleasant
" 'Mr. Fraser, send that boat back
with a fresh crew; or, rather take com
mand yourself, sir take the best men
and plenty of arms.'
"And in a few moments the little
boat went ba"k, carrying men who
had rather fight a man-of-war twice
their size than face a foe that was un
known, and doubtless belonged to the
unseen world; but they went, and res
olutely, for everybody loved little
"How earnestly and anxiously they
were watched from the decks of the
Dart one can well imagine. Mr.
Fraser and the boatswain, well armed
and revolver in hand, climbed cautious
ly up the sides of the tlatboat. and
wera seen to raise their heads slowly
above the bulwark. And this is what
they saw: a magnificent Bengal tiger
of the finest breed just finishing his
revolting meal 1 They fired together,
and the great creature fell over an J
died without a struggle.
"Then the boat's crew were orderci
to come up, and they carefully climbe I
on board, aud with a pistol in each
hand, began an exploration of the cab'
in; there was no door to it, and as the)
entered the wide doorway, there righd
before them they saw two skeletons
of a man and a woman, chained, ono
against each side of the room. lie
tween them, in the midst, was a brok
en chain, one end still riveted to tho
floor the other hung tJ the neck of
the slain tiger !
"Fronting the doorway, on tho wall
was written in Arabic: 'Such is my
vengeance upon those who rouso my
jealousy.' The ghastly tale was told.
"Silent from horror, they gathered
together all that was luft of the gay
middie, and covering them with a
boat-cloak, the Pare' men rowed back
and told their story.
"Lieutenant Eraser told it all to the,
person who told il to me, and strangijl
and horrible us it is well, you know;
'nothing i3 too strange,' or too horrible)
to be true'; and my story is true."
(heat Salt Lake.
Great Silt Lake is in fact not n
branch of tho Sea at all, but a mero
shrunken remnant of a very largo
fresh water lake system, like that of
the still existing St. Laweuce chain.
Once upon a time American geologists
say a huge sheet of water, for which
they have even invented a delinito
name. Lako Bonneville, occupied a
far larger valley among tho outliers of
tho Rocky Mountains, measuring
miles in one direction by ISO miles in
the other. Iiesido this primitive Su
perior lay a great second sheet an
early Huron- (Lake Lahontan tho
geologists call it) almost as big and
of equally fresh water. Hy and by
the precise dates are necessarily indefi
nite some change in tho rainfall, un
registered by any contemporary, made
the waters of the big lakes shrink and
evaporate. Lake Lahontan shrank
away like Alice in Wonderland, till
there was absolutely nothing left of it;
Lako Honnevillo shrank till it attained
the diminished size of the existing
(ireat Salt Lake. Terrace after ter
race, running in long parallel lines on
the sides of the Wahsatch Mountains
around, mark the various levels at
which it rested for a while on its grad-1
ual downward c nirse. It Is still fall
ing indeed, and the plain around is be
ing gradually uncovered, forming tho
whito, salt-encrusted shore with which
all visitors to the Mormon city are so
familiar. Hut why should tho wa'er
have become briny ? Why should the
evaporation of an old Superior pro
duce at last a tireat Salt L ike? Well,
there is a small quantity of salt in
solution even in the freshest of lakes
an I ponds, brought down to them by
tho streams or rivers, and, as tho water
of the hypothetical Lake Bonneville
slowly evaporated, the salt and other
mineral constituents remained behind.
Thus the solution grew constantly
more and more concentrated till at tho
present day it is extremely saline.
Prof, tieikie (to whose work the pres
ent paper is much indebted) found
that he floated on tho water in spite of
himself; and the under sides of the
steps at the bathing places are all en
encrusted with Hhort stalactites of
salt, produced from the drip of the
bathers as they leave tho water. The
mineral constituents, however, differ
considerably in their proportions from
those found in true salt lakes of marine
origin, and the point at which salt is
thrown down is still far from hav tng
been reached. Great Salt Lake must
simmer in the sun for many centuries
yet bofore the point arrives at which
(as cooks say) it begins to settle.
She Paid Extra.
A widow, whose age might have
been forty, . went Into business on
Grand River avenue a few weeks ago,
and the first move was to get a sign
painted. The services of a sign
painter were secured, and when he
finished his work he put on his "im
print" by placing his initials 'W. A.
H." down on the left hand corner of
the sign. When the widow came to
criticise the work she queried :
"What doos 'W. A. H.' stand for?"
"Why, 'Wanted, A Husband,'" re
plied the painter.
"Oh, yes I see," she mused. "It
was very thoughtful in you, and here
is a dollar extra." Detroit Free Press.
The Student's Recommendation.
Professor to medical student : "We
will suppose another case, ity the
blunder of a prescription clerk a man
has taken twenty grains of cyanide of
potassium. What would you recom
"I would recommend that the ob
sequies be conducted in strict accord
ance with his bank account and stand
ing in society, sir." CliUxtgo Ledyer,
!li, Birdie, fly! fur tho innple-tico,
Win-re niir nost is hi. I ko cuniiiiiuly,
With simi'Iot flames ib nklii.o, I see.
I'm- Aiiliiiini, that wanton, gold-haired boy,
Uottms wild, with ti flaming torch for toy,
Ami ho liroi tho tio.'i wilh a iwklos joy.
I(n l ho mnifi'H mantle tlm blight nrk fall
On the rrerpiiiK wotxlltiiia iilon the wnll;
On the Hlimly uak-tiees, etaui'h ninl tall.
l)h, llinlie, lly! to Die .Soiilhhiii.l hir,
for Ihn wikhU aro Mainx huneatli our ttky,
Am! yum homo is un tiro, llirilie, fly!
ICfllur II. Tifltimj, in SI. ,VirW.
A boy camo to tho door of a lady's
house and asked if she did not want
some berries, for he had been all uay
"Yes," caid tho lady, "I will take
them." So she took tho basket and
stepped into the house, tho boy remain
ing outside, whistling to some canary
birds hanging in their cage on the
"Why don't you como in and see
that I measure your berriea rig
said the lady. "How do you know
but I may cheat you?"
"I am not afraid," said tho boy, "for
you would get the worst of it."
"Get the worst of it!" said the lady.
"What do you mean by that?"
"Why, inar'm," said the boy, "I
should only lose my berries, and you
would make yourself a thief. Don't
you think that would be getting the
worst of it?"
The boy was right. He who steals
or does anj thing wrong or mean just
to gain a few pennies or a few dollars,
loads himself down with a sin which
is worse than fill the gain. "Let this
bo borno in miud: The one who does
a wrong to another always gets the
worst of it."
A C.rli.rnii. (ilrl.
Ho was a bouncing big turkey, and
they hung him by tho heels, so that his
pose almost touched the walk just out
tide the butcher's shop. A little girl
was standing there watching it. You
could see that she w as a hungry little
girl, and, worse than that, she was
cold too, for her shawl had to do for
hood and almost everything else. Xo
one was looking, and so she put out a
little red hand nnd gave the great tur
ipy a push, and he swung back and
forth, almost making the huge iron
look creak, he was so heavy.
"What a splendid big turkey!"
Tho poor little girl turned round,
and there was another little girl look
ing at the turkey too. She was out
walking with her dolls, and had on a
cloak witli real fur all around the
edges, and she hada real muff, w hite,
with little black spots over it.
"Good morning, miss," said the
utchermau. You see. he knew the
ittle girl with tho muff perfee'
well. "That's a big turkey, Mr. Martin."
"Yes," said the poor girl timidly;
he's the biggost I ever saw in my life.
He must bo splendid to eat."
"Pooh !" said tho little girl with the
muff; "he isn't any bigger than tho
t ne toy pupa brought, homo tor Thanks
giving to-morrow, 1 know."
"Could I have a leg if I came for it
o-morrow?" asked tho poor little girl
"What ! haven't you a whole tur
key?" "Xever had one in my life," said the
poor little girl.
"Then you shall have have this one
'aid the. little lady with the muff.
'Mr. Martin, I've got some money in
ny sivings bank at home, and my
fin pa said 1 could do just as I wanted
lo with it; and I'm going to buy the
turkey for this little girl."
The poor little girl's eyes grew so
wy largo you would not have known
jhem: "1 shall love you always so
nuch so very, very much; and I'll
o home for Foxy to help. Foxy is
ay brother, and I know we can carry
I have not room to tell you all about
I'.; but the poor little girl got her tur
key and papa his bill.
"What's this?" said he "another
turkey; eighteen pounds; three dollars
nnd sixty cents."
That's all right," said the little
girl who had the muff. "I bought
him, and gave him to a poor little girl
who never ate one; nnd the money ia
In my iron bank."
The bank was opened, and there
were just four big pennies in it.
A very generous little girl was this
jf whom the Xew York Tribune tells
us this story; but, like some others of
us, she was generous with the money
of some one elsa
Centipedes, hiich as abound In Xew
Mexico, make their attacks at night.
They are armed with about 2i0 little
lances lashed to the toe of each foot
of which they have several -and at
the late of each lance in a tiny sack of
STORY OF TWO CORPORALS
An Ex-Confederate's Remin
iscence of the War.
j Why the Hatred of One Man for Another
Turned to Affection.
lleing, as 1 am, a man of no educa
tion never have been given a fair
show In my younger days the reader
is asked to excuse my plain language
and bad grammar.
You mu.-it know that I belonged to
the Fifteenth Alabama infantry, nd
that we went to the front pretty early
in the war. We thus had our pick of
good men. In my company the third
corporal was a powerful big chap
named Sam Chapin, who had been
verseer on a plantation' near Hunts
ville. He was not only big and pow
erful but his habits had made a selfish,
overbearing and cruel man of him.
He hadn't been in tho company a week
liefore half the men were down on
lii tn for his meanness.
Dig Sain also had his dislikes, but
:here was one man he hated in partic
ilar. I shouldn't have said man, for
jo was only ahoy 17 years old -slim,
n.'ilc-faced and as timid in look as a
jirl. Sam took a hatred of this boy
)n sight, and he let no occasion pass
;o nag him and render his hard lot
still harder. Jiuiniie, as the boy was
:ulled, had no compl'iint to make. He
tvas of a forgiving disposition, and no
natter what he felt or thought, wn
lever heard him condemning anybody
by word of mouth. Some of us would
'lave killed ltig Sain bad we been in
Mininie's place, but such a thing as
triking back seemed never to have
Jccurred to tlie boy. Well, one day
when a part of our regiment was cut
)tl from the hrigado by a flank move
lient of the Union troops, and our
situation was desperate, our captain
steps out and says:
"Hoys, I want to send word to
I'olonel . Where's the man who'll
Me was looking right at Hig Sam all
.he time, but that individual turned
'.wo shades whiter, and hid himself in
.he rear ranks, muttering that nobody
nit a fool would try to push past .'000
Yankee muskets with the message.
The first thing we knew .linimle had
nounted a horse from which some of
icer had been shot and was riding
way. How he ever ran that, gaunt
et ith his lifo was more than I could
ell, but he did get through, and down
:;amo enough of our forces to help us
)iit of the box.
This was new cause for l!ig Sam to
late Jiininie. Tho boy had not only
xhiblted greater courage in the face
)f danger, and right before us all, but
us was promoted to second corporal.
This was a promotion right over the
aead of liig Sam. and he felt it to the
?mls of his lingers. He couldn't nag
'.he boy any more, and I have no doubt
ae swore a solemn oath to kill him at
.ho first opportunity. Indeed, he
Dinted as much, and became so ugly
ind nbusive tn all that some of us
wanted to kill him.
Well, in about six weeks we had
another tusslo with tho Yanks. We
rot into it hot and heavy, and as we
were driving them for the moment 1
found myself alongside of l!lg Sam.
We were disputing for a rise of ground,
ind far in advance of us, carrying the
ilag which the color-bearer had dropp
id as a bullet had hit him, was Corpo
ral Jimmie. I was feeling proud to
see him there, when, as heaven is my
Indue, 1 saw ltig Sam raise his musket.
:ake deliberate aim at the boy, and
lext momuut Corporal Jimmie went
It was a hurlybtirly time, with grape
and lead cutting all around us, and 1
r't the incident pass for a time, de
termined, though, that liig Sam should
pay the forfeit after the battle.
We kept on and on, but as. we rose
;ho hill we were checked. In five
minutes more wo were being driven,
ind that was how it came about that
Corporal Jimm'e, witli his left arm
aroken by I!ig Sam's bullet, found
limself lying beside the ex-overseer,
who had a Yankee bullet iu his leg.
There were plenty of others wounded,
tnd some dead ones, too, but our two
T.en lay almost sido by side, liig San
was groaning, cursing and whining
ike the coward he w as, when a can
,een was held within reach and a voice
"Take it, comrade a drink will
use your pain."
"W-what! is it you ?" exclaimed the
overseer as he rose up on his elbow
Ind gazed at Jimmie.
"Yes; both of us are down, but you
rre hit the worst. Can I holp you?"
"You help me?"
It paralyzed Hig Sam to meet with
Inch words from the man he had tried
l kill. After a time he groaned out :
"Say, Jimmie, ydu orter shoot me
ihrough the head."
"Cause, I'm the man that fired that '
bullet into you." I
"Well, 1 don't want revenge. I'm
now ablo to crawl away, but I won't
Tho Yanks were massing artillery
to play on the rise of ground and what
does Corporal Jimmie do but get up in
the face of all the sharp-shooters and
wounded and faint as he was, half
drag, half carry Hig Sam into a shel
tered ravine. More'n that, lie binds up
his wound, and makos him pretty com
fortable, and there we found 'em along
towards night, when a grand charge
finally gave us the ground.
You remember, 1 hud seen Dig Sam
draw a bead on the boy, but when 1
went to make a stir over it Corporal
J i in in ie said: "Please don't! lie has
been punished enough. 1 think he
will be a changed man."
And so he was. They took to each
other like twin ducks, and were the
fasted, firmest friends you ever saw.
Dig Sam dropped all mean ways, and
within a year was orderly sergeant ol
the company, while Corporal Jimmie
was a lieutenant.
'Hie Kile or "Siillee."
Since the advent of the Drilish into
power in India the fearful rite of sut
tee, which condemned to be burnt
along with her husband his widows,
has been prevented; and though, even
at this day, a Hindustani burning is a
sight by no means pleasant, it was
much more fearful when alon with
the burnitigdead husband were burned
one or more of his late wives.
The first time when that sacrilice
was clearly brought home to English
men was when -lob Ciiarnock, half
pirate, half adventurer, saved the life
of a beautiful Dungaleo widow as she
w.is being thrust upon the burning
pyre of her Into husband Job Char
nock laid the foundation of the pres
ent Capital of India, Calcutta, and it
was at its present site where the gal
lant sailor performed this hazardous
saving feat. Charnock had penetrat
ed up the Hoogly, in quest of advent
ures, and seeing from his vessel prep
aration for tho burning of a Hindoo he
watched the process with curious ex
citement; but when It came to cremat
ing living people, and above all a
young woman, all the generous impul
ses of the sailor's heart were stirred,
and calling to his comrades he leaped
ashore, and with the aid of their
knives he dispersed the heathens, and
afterward married the woman and
founded Culcutta. San Fraw -. E.c-
The Jolly Japanese.
"All life is a joke to the Japanese,"
said Lieut Wyckoff of the hydrograph
ic bureau, who lived in Japan for live
years. "During all that time I never
saw any one angry. I hardly believe
they could lose their tempers if they
should try. They can kill or be killed
with the most perfect saroir aire.
The trades-people will cheat you out
nf your eyes if you let them, and a
good many would rather lie than tell
the truth. J int. there is really no mal
ice in it all. If you find them out
they w ill simply laugh in your face, as
if to say they thought they were clev
er in trying to take you in, but that
yon were still more clever in catching
them. I was personally acqainted
with the Cabinet, who really constitute
tho ruling power. They carried on
the Government as if it were a big
pieco of fun. The Mikado is the only
one who is expected to look at life grave
ly, and he makes up in his existence for
the levity of all his subjects. He is so
completely secluded that he may bo
said to live in a tomb. Altogether,
Japan is a delightful place to live in,
and American and English naval
officers who go there always hate to
leave. Aside from the charms of
country and climato, I put its peoplo
for hospitality, warmth, and cheerful
ness against any nation on earth."
ihnahn Hi raid.
Sam Jones, the Kevivallst.
Sam Jones was born in Alabama
about the year 1847. In his youth
his parents moved to Georgia, where
he was brought up. He comes of a
family of Methodist preachers, but in
his youth was wild and dissipated. He
st' died law, and had just entered upon
the practice of his profession when
his father d.ed. The old gentleman,
who was a most sincere. God-fearing
man, on his death-bed urged his son
to repentance, and the young man
dates his conversion from that hour
Having forsaken his dissipated habits
and his wild companions, he also de
cided to give up the profession of the
law and enter the ministry. He was
first licensed to preach by the Atlanta,
conference in 187?, and since that
timo he has preached with great suc
cess and conducted revivals in nearly
every city in the South and Southwest'
Shortly after entering upon his careec
as an evangelist Mr. Jones marriel
Miss Laura McElwain of Emincncd
Kv. Chi:ao Inter-Ocean.
Year In? for the Eud.
Jlinnllie toft and low, U wlnapciing wind,
Ahove the l.uilcil kirh-ch deep,
Where llinne who loved me long ego
Forgot the world and fell nnicrp.
No lowi'iinj,' rthnft, or m ulplined um,
Or inHii-oieiiin's onii!y pride,
T'll to llie em inns p:iHiT-liy
'limit' virtu- or I he time they died.
I count the old, l iinil inr names,
o'ergiown wilh moss nnd lichen ((ray,
Where tiinylc'l hiier and creeping vino
Actoriflthe riiiiiililin liihlcts Rtray.
'Hid miinnier i-Ky is softly lilue;
'lho liit'.lhsiiil sing the swoot, old strain;
Hut something liom lho summer time
Ii cone, '',at " '" nul como again.
So many voices have heen hushed,
So many songs Rave ceased tor nyo,
So many lian.ln I urd to touch
Are Joldeil over litmus ol clay.
The noi-y woild recedes from mo:
I ccai.0 to liear its praise or hlnmei
"J'he mosy mai'iliM echo hack
No hollow sound of empty faino.
I only know that culm nnd still
They sleep hc.vond lilo's woe nnd wail,
Beyond the fleet of sailing rlomU,
lievond lho shadow ol ihn vnlo.
I only feel that, litcd and worn,
I halt upon the highway 'line.
And gs.o wilh yearning eyes beyond
On fie! Is that shine supremely lair.
Ph llii'Mih in Jtecord.
The proper dessert for an under
aker is berry pie.
A man isn't necessarily relattd to a
ion because he lays bricks.
An astonishing sigu at a tobacco
list's in Paris: "No Smoking."
The school ma'am who married a
anner had evidently a glimmering of
be litness of things.
Notwithstanding the depression In
uisiness circles, the business of the
hief seems lo be picking up.
What is the worst tiling about rich
's?" asked tho Sunday school superin
endent. And the new boy said, "Not,
"Tho way to sleep," says ascient -t.
'is to think of nothing." Hut this is
i mistake. The way to bleep is to
hinli it is time to get up.
A contest bid ween two dentists us
o which of the two could take out
nost teeth in n given time resulted, as
vas expected, in a draw.
After all, it is the condition of trade
hat regulates tho fashions. Nearly
ill kinds of garments are worn longer
n dull times than in prosperous
A young man who was jilted by his
jirl, and subsequently married her,
iays she treated him like a bottle of
latent medicine. He was "shaken"
A writer has discovered that per
mns in captivity live a very short
time. This may be a rule, but we
enow of some married men who havo
ittained a remarkablo age.
Naturalists say that the feet of the
oininon working honey bee "exhibit
Jio combination of a basket, a brush
Ind a pair of pincers." This may be
.rue, but we never knew before that a
lasket, a brush and a pair of pincers
vero so warm to the touch.
Kcllclliinlors at Washington.
Oh, thoso relic-hunters !
They seized on everything that they
ould pull npart. At General Grant's
irsl inauguration, the President had
carcely retired from the grandstand,
vhen a crowd of citizens clambered
ip the sides from the ground below,
ind, wit'. in a minute, the chair w hich
he Chief Magistrate bad occupied
vas split into a score of fragments,
)ne man capturing a leg of it, another
in arm, another a part of a rung, nnd
ill marching away with them as tro
phies of the event I After the funer
il ceremonies over Senator Sumner,
he relic-hunters sought to obtain
lieces of the mourning emblem
iround his vacant chair. The crape
vas cut into bits by a score of knives,
nileed, the jack -knives even attacked
he mahogany of the desk itself, and
i policeman had to be stationed at
he chair !
The relic-hunters go to Mount Ver
ion to visit tho tomb of Washington,
Ind break the mortar and rocks from
:he walls of the old vault, cut twigf
from the shubbery and trees, and ear
ly away any littlo thing that will
erve as a memento of the place ! St.
What the Matter Was.
"So Clara Felton is married ?" said
me Clifton be'le to another.
"Yes, married last week in New
'Whowas the man ?"
"Mr. Clarence McSpouter."
"What, that fellow we met at Bar
"Tho same one."
"Gracious me, how did she come to
niarry that green thing ?"
"Oh," was the reply, In a commiser
ating tone, "poor Clara was always a
'ittle color blind, you know. Her.