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Iliiil.Umr for OthTs
What if 1 biiidl'or others.
And 1 1 if Malls uf llic tnuMiiij; Ht itn.I
Long after I am buollco
By the ihvil'i rs wiiliin tin laud.
Long after tin- buildings li no crumbled
That we;c founded up in Hie nl V
What If I build fur otlier.
An J the building shelters rut noi,
And within the home I have buililrd
j I shall haw- ihi pari or lot,
And (lie dweller?, who have ilieir homes
Tliroujih all tin- tune shall know ni" not''
Vet when tin1 years shall have faded,
' And beneath the roof tree shade.
The children of neutral ions
i In tlit-ir childi.-h day.; have played.
And have passed from under tbs roof
And vanished into the shade;
Some dwellers bentath t lie roof tree,
Thinking of when ii was new,
May say as his thoughts turn backward
Keepln: Its age in view,
''The builder who built this building
Budded Letter than he knew.
And I, though 1 huve passed onward,
Hearing the Master's call,
May know, tho'mli It may not matter
To me what the. buildir.g befall,
Jt is better to have buiided lor others
Than riot to have built at all.
- 'R. V. fiuunUon, in Hoston Tianscript.
HOW THE ICE BROKE.
I V I MM A A. Ol'1'l.l!.
"They'll never get acquainted," said
Mr. Wood win d "never!"
"Who-( 'ul and Ltuy?' Mr. Wood
ward queried, absently, busy with his
lminngmriit of ilm coll.
They were going- to town on noees-f-ary
buniiic.su, and Lucy I tanner, .Mr.
Woodward's pretty niece, and Calvin
Tierce, Mrs. Wood ward's con-in, who
wore simultaneously visiting them
J.ucy mid Calvin left at liotno.
"Of course !" replied Mrs. Wood
Ward, who was ambitious niul cner-gct'-c
and motherly nil together.
"They will nowr get acquainled. (,'al
is so dignified and quiet, and and all
flint: ami Lucy is so thy so very
sweet, but so sbyl They've been 1-crc
ii weed lod.iv, but--"'
"You're aching to liateh up a ro
luauee," said lier husband with an uu
syiupatheiic snort of laughter. "Lit
'em alone. Can't a girl and a fellow
ruiiio near ouch otber without "
doe," said Mr. Woodward, willi
'care in her Uind eyes, 'Cal is such a
i-plendid fellow, and so rieli, and I.ucy
Ii n dear "ill and a poor school
I let- voiej broke.
Tf tlicy could only break the ice
once! " blio said, despairingly.
Mr. Wood w orth raised liis brows ami
gave tlio colt a cut. Mr. Woodward
iv us not ii inateli maker.
Lucy was kneeling by the window
in her room. Her hands dangled out
of it. Her deeply blue eyes had a
luilit light in then), anil !ier sweet
face was healthily flushed. One week
of new milk and fresh eggs had dono
wonders for her.
How green and shady and delight
ful was llto yard below! 11 jw pictur
esque were tlio barn, with its wide
optn doors, and i lie red beehives, and
(lie woll-houso, and the grape arbor 1
It was a little lonesome though.
I .ucy was accustomed to a flat, and the
faet that tbo nearest house wiish qtinr
(oi of a mile away sometime startled
Iter. Uncle doe and Aunt Kate, were
uwny this afuriioon, too; they had
Where was Mr. Pietee? Lucy eouid
not see liim anywhere. Had lie !;one
ofT, too? 0:i, dear! ft hi' knew he
hud. And the hired man was away
off hi (he "north Jot."'
Visions of trumps and other for
midable ob'reU rose before Lucy's
startled eye. She wa trembling a
little. She rose and went I'lilti'iing
Mr. Tierce was not in the parlor.
She called him timidly, without result.
Then she stepped to (he porch.
".Mr. Pierce I'1 she repeated.
lie certainly was gone. She went
down the walk and through (he east
yard and the leafy back yard, repeat
ing hor frightened call with Ireiuulous
"Wlint made him go off she re
flected, indignantly. "He knew I'd
be nero all alone. He's perfectly "
Horrid trembled on tier tongue, but
lur tongue refused to utter it. A tall,
masculine 1'iguro ivih coming up the
road a figure with a bundle on its
A tramp a tramp, of course! What
We? Lucy sprang toward the front
door. A shrub impeded her, and she
almost nipped on a root. She sped
on, out of breath, and w ith her soft,
hair fallen loose, and brought up wiih
sudden violence under (he tallest elm
tree in the east yard.
Mr. Pierce sai (hero serenely smil
ing, with a book faco down on hie
"Did you hear me call?" Lucy
Mr. Picrcc'e smile broadened.
"I'm afraid so," he tmtrniured,
with an irresistibly drolly-api!ogetio
"You did it purposely!'' said Lucy,
reproachful and incredulous.
Mr. Pierce looked (ho comical tin.
bodiuiciit of humiliation and remorse.
"You must bo tired, lacing around
like that. Won't yott sit down?" be
"No, I won't !'' sa hi Lucy severely.
And then they laughed heartily in
unison. The "tramp" went past
slowlj old Mr. Milis, with a bag of
potatoes on his back.
Lucy pinned up her disordered hair.
Its soft tints took on golden beauty
in the sifting sunlight-
"Do it down!" said Calvin Pierce.
And be cprcad his handkerchief on
the gran beside him, and lather near
'It wo dreadfully moan of you!-'
baid L icy, smiling down upon him.
"I know it. I'm horribly sorry.
Do sit down," he supplicated.
"I'll go iu and yet my scarf," 6aid
Lucy. "My dresi is thin.-'
Mr. Piorco went, (oo, and took her
arm to help her up (lie porch steps.
"Hello!" ho ejaculated.
The front door had blown shut in
their faces with a resounding bang.
"Now we're caught!" lie cried, glee
fully. ''That door locks when it
shuts. Miss homier. Now what are
you going to do?"
Lucy (ried it. !sho was smiling
considerably; but Mr. Pierce did not
6ee if, her face being turned away.
"Dreadful!'' she cried. "And 1
want my scarf, and my hat, and Iho
rest of my box of candy, and a dozen
tilings. I must have them!''
"The back door is locked, I'm cer
tain. They always lok it when (hey
go away," said Mr. Pierce. "lAit's
The back door, when I hoy reached
it, was locked.
"We'll have lo sit under (ho elms
till they get home," Mr. Pierce
averred, "or get through a window."
"Wo must get in," said Lucy, de
cisively, "and get the door open.
'They may not be home till suppcr
tiiue. Wo Musi!''
"Your word is law," said Mrs.
Woodward's cousin, with emphasis
and a look.
"Thank you," said Mr. Woodward's
niece, faintly blushing.
"The front windows are locked,"
Mr. Pieeo observed. "1 saw Kale
"And this one is rather high," said
"Kithcr,'' he agreed. "1 should
need a hook-and-ladder.''
"You might try the pinlry win
dow,'' Lucy suggested. "It's too bad
to innke you, but '
"It is nothing," said Mr. Pierce,
gallantly. "The pantry window?
The paulry window was not locked,
but it hold a wire screen. Mr. Pierce,
standing on his foes, strove to re
move it, and failed.
"Wait!" he said.
lie went lo the barn and came back
w ith a wooden box und a In miner.
It was a serious undertaking. He
hammered and pulled for five min
utes, bruising his lingers and fro-vu-ing.
"I'm so sorry!" Lucy murmured.
"Not nt all," Mr. Plerco responded)
with cheerful haste. Tlio screw had
yielded. "Now 1 can vault in, I
think, without any trouble."
"Don't vault into the pies," said
Lucy, catching sight of them on a
Mr. Pierce sprang; Lucy heard a.
soft, oin'iious crash.
Sho was not looking, however. She
turned and ran swiftly around tlio
hou-o and straight in til Iho front
door; then, after a short, in.Uiu tive
pause before tlio hall mirror, she
walked demurely into the pantry.
'Oh, dear I" sho said, sinking into
a chair, in spasms of helpless laugh
ter. Mr. Picrco stood in the middle of
the pantry, still and straight and un
smiling. A tin pan had rolled into a
corner, and a fair share of its con
tents had rolled there, too eggs;
oggs crushed, eggs cracked and eggs
uninjured. And Mr. Pierce bore the
shocking marks of them on his here
tofore immaculate trowsers yes, even
on his coalslecvcs and his shining
"I am sorry 1" Lucy cried, aghast,
and yet in obvious straits lo suppress
"It wasn't your fault," Mr. Pierce
rejoined, promptly. "I miscalculated
and landed in the eggs that' all.
Why why" his fucc grew suddenly
blank. "How did you get in, Miss
Donncr?'' he gasped.
One hand fluttered tremulously to
Lucy's laughing lips.
"through the front door,1' she fal
tered. "It wasn'l loekedj (he catch
Is broken and doesn't work. But
when yon said we were lockod out, I
thought I wouldn't dispute you. 1 - I
didn't dream you were going to gel
into the eggs!"
Her restrained mirth bubbled forth,
"Well," said Mr. Pierce, slowly,
"wo arc even. Miss Donner, areu'l
we? We'll call it 6quaro, shan't we?"
llo looked at her rather long sc
long (hat Lucy grew pink.
Then he look u piece of apple-pie
from a plate on a shelf ami ate it. Hit
eyes were shining and (winkling.
"I didn't know Miss Donner Mi-i-Lucy,"
iio said, that you'll excuse
mo that you had so much fun in you
I've been rather afraid of you all thh
time. Do you know it?"
"And I of you," Lucy answered, al
but interrupting him, and feeling a"
though n big cloud had rolled past
and left uupecked brightness.
And w hen Mr. Pierce held out his
hand, haif laughingly, half seriously,
hut wiihal. rather greedily, sho laid
hers in it.
A delightful, mingled odor of cof
fee and frying poiatoos and toasting
bread greeted Mr. and Mrs. Wood
ward when they drove into the yard
at a quarter of 0 o'clock.
Lucy came to the kitchen door.
"Supper's ready," she said.
"Thanks lo nic!" said' Mr. Pierce,
looking out over her shoulder.
"My goodness!" Mrs. Woodward
Hut her husband chuckled.
"I guess the ico is broken,'' he ob
served "cracked, anyhow."
Mrs. Woodward drove on t" (he
barn with him for the purpose of say
"Joe," sho said, (rcmblingly, "I
believe I do believe '.hat they have
begun to like each other! If they
could if they would! Oh, Joe!"
Joe looked back at the pair in the
doorway with careful contemplation.
"Yes, I know the signs," he said,
quietly. "Yes, dear, they havo begun.
And 1 don't mind owning that I'm
little glad myself." Saturday Night.
Where Authorities Differed.
The reading class was standing in a
still row upon the floor of an Indiana
schoolhousc, and a bright little fellow
was drawling a paragraph about a Ko.
The president of the school board
was present ou bis regular tour of in
spec'iou, mid he pompously requested
thai the boy "read that verso again."'
The "verse" was read again.
"Ah! hm!" said the great man i"l
a loud voice. "Why do you pro
nounce Unit word masa-kcr?"
The boy was silent.
"It should bo pronounced massa
kre,"' continued tlio great man, with a
The boy remained quiet, but the
teacher finally spoke:
"Pardon, nic, sir," she said, "but
the fault is mine if tlio word was mis
pronounced. 1 have taught the class
to pronounce it 'ni.issa-ker.' "
Hut why? " insisted tlio great man,
as a look of surprise was followed by
a look of pain upon his bouigu fea
tures. "I believe that Webster favors that
pronunciation," said the teacher,
Impossible," said the great mail.
The dictionary was brought, and
the president uf the school board
turned over its loaves until he found
the word. There was a breathless si
lence us he looked up.
"I am astonished, inudain," ho said al
last, "that Maniel Webster should have
made such a mistake as that." Har
per's Young People.
"Many people who have been much
on lli plains in tlio nnte-railroad days
havo seen stampedes of mules and
horses," remarked L. T. Otero of
Santa Fe, to n group of friends al. tlio
Laclode, "but by fur the worst stam
pede is that of terrified oxen. When
ihey ro loose (hoy will, if frightened,
run over a precipice if it comes in
thoir way, but if stampeded when
hitched to wagons very few will os
cape. Once when ou tlio Cimarron
ono of my ox tenuis became frightened,
what at I never knew. The six oxen
staited ofl at breakneck speed, and
the contagion was imparted to two
other teams. The men tried to 6to
them, but they might as well hnv
tried to check a mountain torrent
Tlio oxen went ou right across tlic,
country, with the heavy wagons rat
tling at their heel, and ran until near
ly half of them fell dead from ex
linustiou. ! used to think that a
bloodod horse was the only animal
that would run itself lo death, but
after my experience I learned that it
was no uncommon thing for a fright
ened ox lo do." Si. Iouis Pout-Pis- .
llll.lHtKV t W.l"l.
I III I lllsl I F s, ,m i !
listen, all b s Ii" en re .. h m
i f patriotic deed,
How once a nh ml litlie paini
Its country s not in io n I
When hardy Pane louirhl sMn lv serl
Could hold hi own in mM.
A well roiientled pl"l he la'-1
His camp lo storm al inuhi
WHtchful and silent crept tin- I'.ok
over the soft peat toil
Till one brave youth wlt'i nnke.1 teel
I "pen n (bailie tre I.
Then with inch will tin toi-tli plans,
'be youth oried uut in p un.
With migtahty shout mid bloiv runt.
The Scut drove ba k die I Vine.
And this is ). eoilnid
The thistle since it dear.
I his why the? chose it s tbe.r I'sdu1
To carry arid revere.
- MViruit f re '
V'-'i i I-' A!i'wn n
It is generally supposed to t.- a Mgn
of wet weather h"n snai!s go about
without their shells. Ono spovie of
snail never takes us walks abroad v
eep Iwhen rain is at hand. Some climb
trees two days bcfoic a downfall,
settling upon the upper side of the
leaves if a storm is to be of bhort itu
ratioii, but taking shelter o,i the under
side if it is to last some time. Slid
uthor snails turn yellow before rniu.
and blii'i when it is over.- -.ir Ani
AlMil'IFP ot'Ni Mb I".
Aboard the steamer Wilmington,
which arrived the other day in the
harbor, is a rat. She has tho ma
ternal instinct developed to an extra
ordinary degree. Some months ago,
so the cfliccrs say, and ilieir word is
not to be doubled, sho adopted iho
kitten of another rat, which bad died.
Slill later sho adopted another orphcii
kitten, but her latest adoption took
place only a week or so since.
In rummaging tlio ship's hold she
discovered and killed an old female
mouse which had two littlo mice.
These tho eat adopted, and up lo two
days ago raised them as her own.
Then her large family bocaino a nui
sance, nnd hail to be destroyed. Se
attle (Washington) Press-Times.
HTONK m STONI-.
Tom and Robert were walking
through tlio woods ; they catno to a
stream of water; both stopped, de
liberating what was best, to bo done.
"I am going to leap it," said Tom.
"I am going to work my way over
stone by 6tone," said the in re pendent
Tom leaped and, missing his foot
steps, fell into the middle of tho
stream, whilst Kobert, working his
wuy carefully from one etoiu to an
other, lauded sale and dry on tlio
Hoys, learn the lesson while yet
young; the shortest way often sp
pcars the longest ; do not try to leap
across (ho stream of difficulties that
separates you from the shore of sue
Perseverance, diiigeuee and deter
mination are all stones cast a:ross the
stream of life a leap will bring yott
down among Miem wounded and
bruised; but conquer them stone by
stone, and ultimately you will win
the other shore the i07cted laud of
success. Remember, boys, do not
leap, but work your way across the
si i cam slono by stone N'cw Yoik
A UTTI.B Ql KKN'si I'll.
When Queen Victoria was a littm
girl, before thoughts of tho Lnglish
throne had ever entered her baby head,
she was the owner of a very fine coop
of Cochin China fowls. There were
very largo white roosters, beautiful,
plump hens and downy chicks by the
dozen, for the coop was a very large
Uut the pet of all the pets was a big
rooster, who had learned lo know his
little mistress and to follow her around
the inclosure where he was kepi.
Many photographs were taken of Iho
Cochin China fowls ; anil later, when
the little Victoria grew lo bo a woman
and was called to the Lnglish throne,
she took her Cochin China fowls with
her, and had them installed at (irasxc,
one of her country seats.
They are still at Orasse, and for a
generation (he queen's children and
grandchildren havo played with them
and admired them. Last summer,
little Lady Alexandria Duff, the
queen's littlo great-granddaughter,
was taken to (irasse, and one day her
nurse led her out to where there was
a coop of beautiful Cochin China hens
and chickens, all descended from the
oues the baby Victoria played with Ho
years ago. The Ledger.
The municipal expenses of New
York City for ltW will be tS7,."u(i,-(HH).
Oncer Ways of I hieves Dcm i ilu-d
by a New York Mln i.tl.
Ono Chip Arrosled ?R Time
For Pilfering Coats.
I'aviilS. itch, who has been clerk
iiiul I'dieial stenographer of I he ('ouit
of Special esious in the New York
Tombs ourl since recall in the
Sun of that cily sonic interesting ic
miiiisccnos of pecutM and ingenious
forms of theft which have come under
liis observation during that time.
The Court of Special S, , ions has
tried more than i .'0, 000 cases," said
Mr. A itch, "during tho twenty six
years that I havo been connected with
it, and I have kept a record, with a
tunning comment, of all of theut,
Some of which arc peculiarly interest
ing. "There was one disreputable-looking
old man, a wiry, keen old fellow
Willi a pinched and shrunken face,
who was brought up uot kss than
twenty-live times fcr tho same ofTenee.
Ho was never known tosleal anything
but coats. Ho would hang around
where a gang of workingmcu were
paving the streets, and w hen they had
laid asido their eoals he would point
to a particular one and say to sonio
little fellow : "Oh, sonny, bring mo
, my coat over here, will you?" and the
boy, thinking ho wa,s one of the work
: men, would bring the coat to him.
"Al Thanksgiving and Christmas
I the turkey Ihicf plies his trade, in
! which, by the way, he develops un
i usual ingenuity. The most frequent
case that hai came up of Ibis charac
ter is of the thief who carries a hooked
: polo on his shoulder, and as he passes
a grocery store deftly captures his
' turkey, and whistling, jautitly swings
ou by. It is more difficult now than
j formerly lo work this racket, how
1 over, as groccrymcu huvo learned to
1 keep a sharp eye on the man with the
"A number of cases havo been
! brought to our noticoot clever Knave
I who impersonate policemen and arrest
defenceless peopie, and then extort
' from them all tho money Ihcy can get.
: One man kept this up for mouths bo
! fore he was arrested, and worked the
scheme in every pallet the city. Ho
' would even let them off for fifty cents,
' or n quarter, if he was convinced that
1 this was all he could wring from them,
, and most people rather than have any
i (rouble would pay him. He was a!
' ways particular y slnewd in selecting
I his victims.
During public parades the shop
thief is always ready lo dike adviu-
Inge of the excitement, and fieqiieutU-
gets in his work in beanlilii! style.
One nrni was ui rested a tin .be i of
I imcs for sl-aling from a j n n I i , at
the same tunc purposely distrm ling
the attention ol Iho shopkeeper lb
whs known to raise agieat noise in
tbo stieet, and then di-oippcnr in the
crowd with n ham or a turkey.
'There is an old Creek who keeps a
small store on Duaue street who has
developed great skill in appropi is'ing
whatever is brought into the store,
replacing it with something of inferior
value. Only ycUcrdny two girls went
into the store carrying a basket con
taining a couple uf chickens; upon
leaving they discovered that tho bas
ket was much lighter, and upon in
vestigation found that I heir good
chickens had been exchanged for
"The stage thief, I believe, has
been written up a number of times.
He confines his operations to the Fifth
avenue stage. Ho always chances to
get a seat next to the nickel box, and
politely offers to acconirnodalo passen
gers by placing their fare in tho box.
He is a vory suave gentleman, and al
ways manages insiea l to let the money
drop into his pocket."
Foot-Binding in China.
j Still further proof that the Chinese
: woman is riot a labor-burdened slave
i wc find ir .lte custom of foot-binding,
i This heathenish attempt to iuipiove
i ou Cod's best work of creation is said
by ono tradition to have begun w ith
P'ati Fei, eonciibiiic of Iho On'i dv
! nasty, "''M . . , and by another to
1 have begun wiih Yas Ninng, a beauli
i fill conciibiuo of the last ouiperoi of
, the Southern T'any dynasty, '.".' . i.,
whose foot were "cramped in thcucm-
bianco of a new moon." Tradition
also says that it originated with a
I b"autiftil princess who had club-feet,
j and by resorting to this method coin
pletfly concealed l.er deformity. Still
! another tradition says il was resorted
, to by a crusty husband to keep his
; wife from "going a-gadding," and as
I it worked so well, it w as resorted to
by others, until, becoming a fashion,
j it was adopted by all. Wherever the
iilom may have oiiginatcd, it is but
lil'le worse tli in I lie e'l.oni ul ladies
li.ciiig in civilized i uiuiiies, and adds
; as little in bciiii'y In the person on
I whom il is pi a, 'i-ed. I lio best evl
i ilrin i! aMi ib ile il lo Y is Nillllg.
'J he c ii- i, f i'il-baulmu' a. in
i deed, ibe evils ol an) ibio thaliiitur
I en ii, tlx- natural development of
h:M ii nl pronounced good could
uol perhapK be exaggerated, but (he
; pain i viiiiie, led with it might be, and
perhaj s has been. I here is pain,
gn at pain, when the feet ure first
bound, but if we judge from what
wo eeo about us every dny, namely,
little girls at play, and little begger
"iris running after us on (he street
j begging for a cash-for the beggars
bind their feet wc are compelled lo
say Unit il looks uk if die- pain ton
nwed wiih it it not severe. It is
perhaps somewhat sim ilar to that con
nected wit!i the straightening of a
o ub-foot; and as the bandages are
not taken oft at night, thero is per
haps not much more pain suffered
from il (lining; a whole lifetime tbau
that suflerod by our 1 ulies w ho wear
While we would not exaggerate the
pains of foot-binding, il i9 only just
to say (hnl nothing can be faid in its
favor. It no doubt adds to (he wo
man's beauty in Iho eyes of (ho
Chinese, for it is an all but universal
custom, but it takes away till her
grace of movement and much of her
usefulness. She is compelled to walk
on her heels, her knees being entirely
stiff. It impairs her usefulness es
pecially among iho country people,
for she helps to plant and harvest the
grain; but as a mother, which is her
principal business, it matters littlo
whether she can walk or not. In
deed, wealthy ladies usually have a
woman on each side of them to sup
port them; though this is (he result of
fashion as much as of weakness.
Children are supposed to be the
most w himsical creatures in the world,
and yet there have been grown men
who Yvcro -plilr lo nioeb so uny
child that ever lived. The writer
knows a little girl who cannot go to
sleep unless she has a piece of rubber
held between her Ihiiuib and fore"
linger, which some persons consider
to be w biuisii al in the extreme; but
what have these to -ay of Haydn, one
of the gieatest of composers of mime,
who could not put two notes together
iliiiil he had dressed himself in his
best suit ami had hi" hair powdered,
ami who declared that without a cer
tain diamond ling, the gill of Freder
ick II. of Prussia, ou his linger, lie
could not begin lo work, sinco be
i could not summon a single idea into
his I, end.''
Oilier ompoM'rs have been equally
whiinical. I f .luck it i said that
when he felt liini-clf in a humor to
i (impose l.e had his piano forte tarried
in o a benu ifnl incuduw , where, witli
,i bottle ol cliinupagno cv cither side
ol him. he was able to do justice to hic
Ano'lnr writer of music, S.mi,
could compose only in a dark room,
Ml by a single caudle. This peculiar
ity showed itself in his work, fot
most of ii iudicAtea that lie was a man
of gloomy imagination.
I ho best work of Paisieilo was com
posed while that genius was in bed,
and S echini declared that he imvct
had any moments of inspiration except
when his two favorite cats were sil
ling one upon each shoulder. Har
A "W Ruin Story.
F. W. Aldrich, a hotel proprietor ii,
Fiiehburg, never lost an opportunity
to play n practical j ke or spring some
witty story on his guests.
One miserable rainy morning I was
sitting in tho hotel office talking idi
Aldrich while waiting for breakfast,
when a limn rnlcred, whoso appear
ance indicated that he bad been ti--lie,l
out of n 'In, U pond Tins man nu
nvrretl to the name of I'm liciuis.
On this pailiiulai morning he came
inlo the othce nnd, after selecting a
desirable seat near Ihe stove, be said:
"Well, Alditih, this is n cold, wet
Aldrich looked nl him nnd "inilcd,
and iheit, a happy thought sinking
him. be remarked :
"Yea, it is? but did you e ver hear
of a warm, dry nun?"
"Well," said Hemis. "I should nay I
had. When Cod rained lire and brini
hlone on Sodom and CoiuoithIi. I
should call that a warm, dry rain.1'
Farmers in Marin County (Cal.)
ure complaining of a weed which the
cows eat and which gives a peculiar
tasle to the milk, so much so that in
some districts die milk is unpalatable.
before the hearth 1 dream of .nany things.
The red eyed i mbers glow, dull down,
An cianeseent life in each, tliBt bring
Sad omens for the l ife thet men desire.
Will II in t end in asaes like the fire?
tenth is here, but
spark that g'.eains
Is pent up sunlight, in.d the back log's
Kepeats the music of the woods and streams.
Mend low and listen; It Is nature's tune,
Singing of summer, chanting of soft. June.
Kicbard Burton, lu Independent.
sisters of charity Faith and Hope.
To err is human" and to 6tick to
it is more so.
pdgg What's the nerviest tiling
von know?" DiggsbyAu aching
Some men uio so conscientious
: that tluy never put off anything till
tomorrow but the bill collector.
Rosalie- Is your fiance generous?
. ijaacc-Well, 1 shoud say so. He's
jut mortgaged his bouso to buy me
j a ring.
j "I catch a cold every tiuio I spend
1 a night in oik- of those. sleeping cars,"
' s aid Smith. "A l'u'iuaiiniy trouble,"'
obse; cd Hi own.
j In live minutes a woman cut) clean
j up a man's room in such a way that
j it w ill lake him live weeks to find out
i were she put things.
If you'd stop jour wife in her scolding.
' There'!, only one tiling you might do;
.Hist make your wife an allowance,
And she il make an allowance for you.
! Teache: Arc there any classes in a
I republic liko ours ? Hoy Only two.
i "Two?'' "Yes'in: thcin wot'a got
' cr pull an' them wot ain'i."
j "Hilt what will we do with Thomp
! -on at i ur banquet? llo can't do any
tli'ug but tell chestnuty old sto
ries.'' "Make him loastmaslcr, of
i Burglar ltill We arc perfectly safe,
old man. Pilfering Pete How do
j you know? Burglar Bill The paper
j says thai the detectives are working
' on a most jmpor i nut clew .
! "Mistress (.angrily)--See, Bridget,
I can write my name in the dust."
! Servant (.admiringly) Oil, mum,
' that's nure than 1 can do. There's
nothin' like tddicatiou. after all, is
I i here, mum?
J There was company in tho scliool-
loom that morning when the begin
I ing class in geography was called.
! To the question "What is a cape?''
every hand went up. "Nannie may
I tell," said the the teacher. "A cape
I is a point of laud objecliug to the
Statistic of Statesmen.
ie House of R -ptesentatives Ihe
i man wi'.h the longest name is Arthi
j bald Hemic sof Arlington William
; of North Carelioi.
The hen vie? ir in i John W. FS if
of Pennsylvaii''. . A special chair is
; provided for h. rse.
! The haiidsouuf nan is Allan Cath
i viut Ibirborrow, 1-., of Illinois,
i The botnliest ( .-u is William 1 .
i I'arrclt of Indian-
The oldest man ' lldwnni Scull of
Pennsylvania, lie A'as born in 181C.
I be youngest tit: -i is Joseph W.
Bailey of le.vas llo was born Octo
i ber t;, isn;;.
The best dressed man is 11,'iny H.
Biuglniiii of Pennsylvania.
I he wildest man is Tiu-ui.t Brack
et! Ib-e-l of Maine.
I he lallest man is .Newton Martin
'hi Us of New York His height is 6
feet C inches.
Hie shortest man : John IJ. Fel
lows of New ork.
I In- i -1 1 1 1 1 1 1 .-1 man ib .lames D. Rieh
itiison ul Tennessee.
I he i ii best I'l.in is John L. Mitchell
of H isconsin. His wealth is cstl
ai I l oin
,Mi,i, lino to $So,.
-t story teller is John M. Al
Mississippi. -- Washington
Ned n Substitute.
Win augo marmalade was hist
introduced, it was quite extensively
advertised as an "excellent substitute)
for biiiter." A New Haven fishwife
seeing (he advertisement thought sho
would try a jar of the article. Next
morning sho presented herself to
the shopkeeper in u state of great
"You ftiild villain!" she exclaimed;
what did ye moan by selling mo that
stuff Inst uicht? I needy poisoned oor
"lloo wos that, niii'uin?"
"Iloo wos that ? Did ye no say it
was a substitute for butler ?'"
"Weel, then, I used some o't to fry
i bit of fish wi', and it made us a' us
sick as cuddies!" (Tit-Bits.