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Tup Cliilclroii'it Liunl.
I Inon 'and n beautiful lmul,
Faircrthsn isle of t lie in?!.
Where (lie farthest hills nre rain be '.v
And mirth bold an endless feast ;
Where tear are dried like the morning
And joys are many, and griefs are few ;
Where the old each day grows glad ond
nd II fit ring char as a bell :
b the hind where the chime speak sweet
Is the land where thf children dwell !
There ore beautiful lands where the rivers
Through valleys of ripened crniu;
There are lands where armies of worshipers
God but the God tl Gain.
The cliinl; of go'd is the song they sing,
And nil llieir life-lime harvesting
Are the glutei ing joys that gold may bring,
In mcas ires they buy and sell.
But the land win re love is the coin and king
Ts the laud where the children dwell.
They romp in troops through this beautiful
Front morning till set of sun,
And the Drowsy Fairies haVe sweet dreams
Wten the little task are done.
Tlere are no strivings for power aud place,
The o-t nre first in the mimic nee,
Alt I carts are trusted, all life Isgraco,
Anil Peace sings "All go; s well"
For God walks daily with unveiled fnco
In the land where the children dwell.
John Jerome Uoouey.
"A trip lo the Yellowstone! You
nre loo good to me, papa."
I looli her in my nuns, my own
child, from whoso cheek the roso Inn!
failed, and in who-c deep-brown eyes
sad shadow li:nl grown.
Sho was of a nature peculiar to
those whoso chi dhood days have beet)
fpent willi elderly people. Sho felt
deeply. Events that merely ruilloj
lighter natures left lasting cllerls upon
lier. I had watched her tenderly (since
lier mother liud put hop in my urnis,
nnd let, me alone. When she grew
listless and the sweet eyes drooped,
1 laid aside all cart and took lier
Sho looked 60 like lier mother the
tl.iy we took the Main at Chicago. Her
brown dies, just mulching lier eyes,
lent a deeper sha-do to lier chestnut
hair. As we ncared a city in North
ern Illinois Fairy exclaimed: "Oil,
pupa, is tliis another Home? Surely
il is a city built on seven hills.'
Galena!" shouted the brukeman,
"What climbcis the people miit be
hero," she continued, looking at some
of the long rows of stairs ascending
I ho steep liil's.
The city eceiued to be laid out in
tei races. We stood at the foot of
Main Street and looked up at two of
these terraces, with trees of nu im
mense height apparently on each,
I settled myself comfortably and
prepared to go to sleep. Fairy read a
while, but soon drew a locket from
her dress. She touched the spring,
and 1 1 io sad look camo again to her
sweet eyes. I had tried io learn her
secret. Was sho sighing fur a moth
er's love ? Perhaps I had better get
married, I il, ought. 1 resolved to
give the mailer serious thought at
some future lime. I'nkuown to
Fairy, I resolved to stop over at
Cheyenne, whore she was bom, and
Ella, lily wife, was called away
dipt. S.orry had often asked mo to
visit the old fort. It would be like
old limes to fee the boys again.
"Do you remember Capi. Storrey,
Fair) 'r" lacked lier. "Hois an old
fellow like me, but a nobler soul
never inhabited a human body."
1 did not think I lint Fairy hoard.
She) turned her head quickly and
caught her breath. "You wish to
stop and see him, papa?' she nsucd
"llow well I remember tho morning
he camo two years ago you were
nineteen. He asked for you as if you
tvere u two-year-old. Wo saw you
kneeling over a flower bod, your white
dress nnd flowing hair making a pretty
piclurc. Do you remember 1 told you
to coma and kiss papa's friend? How
Hal went to kiss yoii and you dtew
back bo proudly. Ho rated mc sound
ly for not telling him you were a lady
grown. Why. Fairy, it seems but
yesterday that you played upon our
knees ut the old fort. You were such
good friends after that. Why, Ha1
was like a second father.'' Aud so 1
rattled on, lost in old memories.
Hal had stayed at our house for six
month and had left suddenly, 1
thought. He smiled strangely, 1
thought, when I, with a fat hoi's
adoration, was enlarging upon FaiiyV
Whilo I had been oVeuuitn, w
had pas-cd over the groii ,.'.&',ii-i, with
their liugo herds of entile and pretty
Western cities. Cheyenne was reached
at last. How changed it seemed!
Some of lh dear faces weie the same
They grasped my hand?, these old
comrades, aud I was vouug again.
1 was surprised when, (inning sud
denly, i r aw a tail, slender lady put
her n;m arond Fairy ai d ki?s ber
sadly. I knew her, Fiinor, my wife's
friend and (lie widow of our beloved
commander. .She, (no, was visiting
the foit At the hop the m-xt evening
it dawned upon nie that Fairy was no
longer a child, and that sho was as
lovely as Klla (my wife) was when 1
llrst saw her and gave her tny whole
lint 'vhy did the girl look so wist
ful ? 1 went to w here she stood.
"Fairy, Capt. S'oirey left last
night for California. 1 am so sorry."
K-iuor Aloe's arm tightened about
Fairy's waist. Although llio dear
giri never flinched, jet i.er cheek
paled. K'.inor knew then, I think,
what Fairy's scciet w;u.
"Arc you biitid Caplain '('' shu
asked me ono day. T- save my soul I
couldn't see what olio meant.
if iio was a lovely woman of about
thiny-livf, with a face sweet nnd sym
pathetic, and a carriage like a quoen.
Sho suggested lhat wo pay a visit to
h-r home In Santa Uurbara, and see
Yellowstone on our way back. We
J cannot tell you of Hint trip over
the Iocki"s I was inspired, uplifted,
awed. When deep emotions mi's
over us wo nre sometimes left speech
less. Thus with me, 1 felt my disadvan
(age; but words failed to cxptcss the
giandciir of those snow-capped peaks,
as they raised their jutted sidos to the
blue sky. The deep canyons w hore
thousands of feet belo, ilotved the
Colorado ah, how clearly it showed
us that perseverance will wear away
the hardest obstacle), aye, even ada.
mailt. The Mexican costumes s:iill
cling about Santa Harbara and seem
to instiil the air with a vague, sweet
novelty. In this quaint city of roses,
so like beloved Italy, 1 left my darl
ing in Mrs. Aloe's lender care, while
1 look a trip up the coast. AVi.en I
met llal at 'Frisco, I tell yon, I fell
my torty-diree years lightly.
Hal went baek to Santa Barbara
with me. I was telling him how in
the last year Fairy bud drooped. She
was so dear to me, and so was my
friend, anil I could not keep the tears
hack. Hal walked down to tho beach
and back again.
Iorlie," he said at last, "I nm an
old fool, but I lost my heart, to Fairy
that summer 1 spent at your home.''
"Why, man, you are old enough to
be her fathor!'' 1 exclaimed.
'1 am not yet forty, Ilerlie," he
said. "Of course, I know I can never
win her; she is as far abovo me as the
slats. I! it 1 do love her. It camo to
mc late, but it is real hud earnest,
I looked at Hal. He did not look
old. The brown curls were untouched
by lime's silver pencil. Tho uuliued
face, merry bine eyes and stalwart
figure showed a inao in the fulness of
I.i.s prime. After Hd had spent u
few days in Satilu Ikubnra, he said to
t in :
"Why don't you uitjrry .Mrs. Aloe?
She is alono; so arc you and Fairy.
She needs a woman's caro; and Mrs
Aloe is micIi a porfoct Indy,"
1 pondered over his words. As
Fairy seemed bettcsr, we tarried in
Sania Harbara until uearly live mouths
had passed. I was walking on the
bench ono day when I saw Mrs. Aloo
coming towards mo.
Eiinor," I said, "I am a blunt old
Soldier, nnd I buried niy heart in El
la's grave. Rat I have a deep, loyal
regard for you and you aro alone.
Fairy and I need yon. Will you Ic
Elinor placed her hand in mine, and
we we went to the old mi-sion church
i.n 1 were married there and then.
We saw Fairy as we came in, sitting
0 i l ho veranda, gazing out on the vast
Fairy," I said, this is my wife.''
My mother!" And I left tho
two dearest to me on earth to
gether. We passod the summer in tho Yo
seuiite, where nature shows herself in
nrijcstic beauty. Capt. Storrey was a
frequent visitor to our home. Never
by look or notion did ho betray his
secret. With pain I observed that
Fairy avoided him. I was on the
verge of telling Elinor more than
once, but could not beiray my dear
friend's secret. Fairy seemed so
happy, mid yet at times there
camo that wistful look that so puz
"Tell me," I said one day, drawing
her to my knee. She laid her head
on my shoulder, and sobs such as on
ly wll forth when long suppressed
hook her form. She had never kept
a secret from me before, nnd 1 was
1 niui'd. When she felt better she told
me that there was one presenco she
longed for, and who, though perhaps
she loved not more than she did me.
yet one wlu, vrheii away, srenibd to
take some of the sun-hinc villi him.
This f i cm my Fairy, whom 1 had
guarded so carefully and so weii.
Who could, lie be? Ah, po r Storrey 1
His chalices veie gone, indeed. If
Fairy loved like this, she would never
love again. "Is il tuncim tied, dear?''
1 asked her.
'Yes, father, he is far above me.
lie thinks mo a child."
llow my heart ached. My Fairy
was a woman with a woman's doom
Upon her. 1 told her then of her
mother how sho had left me and how
dark the world nil looked. "Hut,
dear," 1 said, "you me a soldier's
daughter." Then she kissed mo and
She was no longer listless. Sho
grew more ihongliifu', moie uu?o!!ih
and more beautiful. She ton! us one
day she wanted to go to Italy. 1
Uever could deny her anything ; so she
went. Ah, my Fairy, lhat sorrow has
moulded your character made you
the woman you are today.
After Fairy had gone a little boy
came to us. It once seemed that my
heart contained no room for another
than Fairy, but the little fellow wi'h
bis eyes sou won his place in my
heart. When Robbie was two the
longing for Fairy was so great lhat I
could live without lier no longer. So
Mie day E.inor, Robbie ami I set sail
We d;d not tell her we" wero coming
we dropped in upon her. Shad I ever
forget that dav? Wo entered unan
nounced. A tail holy, her bronze
hair in a cia-sic knot, her brown eves
sparkling, her swectcd lips parted,
turned to ts, It was our Fairy.
When the greeting were over she led
us to a room, and there wo saw ha'
had detained her in Italy.
There in white marble was a per
fect form in loose drapery. The
Jiguro was giaccful y posed on ono
foot, one arm was upraised, the beau
tiful head tin ov u slightiy back. The
expressi, m on the cold, marble, face
was one of the sweetest patience. It
was my Fairy's work. I took her in
my ai ins and silent y looked at her,
while Kliiioi softly whispered:
"Fear not in a world like this, for
you will know ere long, how sublime
a thing it is to sull'cr and be slrong."
Wo went Io Venice, iho cily in the
sea. Unexpectedly 1 met S orry. 1
took him home with me. As we en
leied our aparinienis we heard voices.
"Nay, E.iuor," Fairy said. "I am
a soldier's daughter aud iiut-t go on to
i lio end with Ihis locked in my heart.
Forget it, Elinor. Harry Surrey
cares for me only as his friend's
daughter. Iain weak, tin inoi her. Ecavo
me Io light it out alone. Forget the
weak wmds. L"t no oilier hear them.
Would ihat they were not beyond ie.
Elinor arose nnd left her. What an
id ot I had been. Fairy hail loved him
all the lime. I went out, leaving Stor
rey stt.n ling there.
Fairy lay upon the couch motion
less. Storrey went to her ami stood
looking at her.
She raised her head and then stood
up, "C.ipt. S orrey." Site was lite
sclf-pivosicd woman again.
II. il before, sho could spcuk he took
her in hi- arms.
Nay, Fairy, your confession is be
yond recall." Chicago News.
Hawaii's, Immense Sugar Plantation.
Filly miles from l'ala, in the north
ern part of M in. Island, is the planta
tion of the Hawaiian Commercial
C- lnpiiny one of the largest sugai
estates in ihe world, Or. J. Mott
Smith says. On the saudv isthmus
connecting East and West Maui, and
on a plain which was formerly an arid
desert, where not a troo or scarcely a
blade of grass ton years ago could bo
found, can now be seen green pastures,
beautiful flower gardens, avenues ol
trees and 12.000 acres of growing
sugarcane. On this extensive planta
tion is a sugar mill capable of m inii-tai-tiiring
120 tons of Migar a day.
Tois great change was brought
about by storing the rain gifts of Iho
clouds, which for tiges had fallen on
barren rocks forty miles distant ami
run to waste itim the sea. The work
of ti ansferring the rainfall from i lie
mountains Io the sugar plantation is
one of the greatest pieces of engineer,
jug in the Pacific. Twciuy-eight tun
m ls, 3x8 feet, nit through soli. I rock,
some of l hem 500 feet through, had to
bedugbeforo good results were ob
tained. The water is brought through
pi I os, aud they deliver 8,0(10,000 eubi.!
feet of water a day. The Commercial
Company owns 5,0i0 acres of land
in this valley, and 12.00) a'-res of Iho
tract aro constantly under cultivation.
New York Tribune.
A recent novel says of one of the
characters: "Ho was us gaudy as a:
red man with the blues."
l;ii: citi'isn tr nir tx r.s
Hire" ehi s sai.i d forth on n fluke of -now,
! And a gr at wind soon bcian to blow.
'We most Hike in sail at once," s.u l they.
'With a yeo. Leave hoi heave ho, I a. lay !
I'hen they looked about them, fore and aft,
Hut Ihev found no sail on tle ir sa.iu i ' a U ?
I ' We mii-t port our helm Insti.id.' snid
- With a yen, heave ho! heave ho. hit;') 1"
' P.ut, alii, tin re wasn't a belm to-hut.
j -,i ihe? rati a-.Tniind on a b'g moe. irlti.
i 'This isn't b-.d seamanship." stod they.
; "With a yen, heave ho! heave h , h-Liy'.'1
! ''Yon can't reef siils that you havu't got.
' Or port year helm w here a helm is nm ;
, ''Hut we know vital should '.e i'.' 'lie," said
"Vitli a yeo, bravo ho! hcivv ho, belay."
' To Klftnwn slraigbt from tbid spot they
i And tliey paced the streets w ith a naval
" 'Twas a most successful raise," said they,
With our yeo, heave hoi heave ho, be
Felix I.clgli, iu St. Nicholas.
Hoi.LAxn s rum: ,ri:r.x.
j Jf any ILtio American maid who i?
i queen by right divine and has had
her will and way ever since the could
hold a rattle box, even if she tloe'ii'i
know it, thinks il would be a lino
' thing to be a real queen with a crown
i of gold and je .vols and to w ear her
Sunday things every day, it will bo
well for her lo re'i I something of what
is expected of IJiiecu Wiihelinina of
Holland. la the liist plaee she has as
many c irncr stones t lay, ship lo
cbrUtei! ami great bazaars to open as
: does that overworked man, t lie Prince
i of Wales.
' Then there are le-sons to learn from
, masters and misires-es galore. In
i deed, at a great cunt festivity the
child Q teen was heard consoling cue
! of her cousins who was complaining
of lessons, saying: "I, too,
learn such a stupidly stupid lot.-'
Already she speaks equally well Dutch,
French, English and German, and
masters come every day to leach her
other branches. She is fond of music,
and shows considerable promise of
talent, inheriting this taste from her
father, who once composed ati opera.
There is but an half-hour's respite
from the le-sons iu the morning, and
in ihe afternoon there is always the
j cooking and sewing, for every Dutch
; maiden mut be a good Hau-vrow. A
! reiinue ot 80 do Is the little girl has
of all soils and conditions, but an
. inliliiion to her numerous family gives
her greater pleasure than anything
i The (Jermaii Emperor sent her at
: Christinas a whole regiment of lead
soldiers in mosi resplendent uniform.
I Some day the baby Loui-o wid teach
her father what a waste of money it is
to send soldiers to ngirl. When tbcso
; dolls are very, very bad, al'ier ihe
j manner of dollies the world over,
! their royal mother puiii-dcs them by
making Ihcm bow, and bow, mid bow
to an iuitigiuarv pub.ic, which Iho
; Queen thinks is the most disagreeable
1 thing ono can have to do. This doll
family lives iu a chalet in the garden,
1 and hero the Q.ieen bringa ail ti.,.
i friends win come to visii her. They
: play at housekeeping, just as nil little
i girls do, and ihe Q teen always insists
on being Iho seivr.nt. It was the
j Princess Victoria, who, when a child,
; went to visit a dear old lady lhat al-
lowed her to do just as she pleased,
and she always pleased to have a pail
j of su ls nnd wash the windows.
Wilhelmiua of Holland doesn't begin
! t ) have ihe pretty things to wear Unit
the Utile gii Is hero enjoy, even llio-e
, whoso fa' hers uro not wealthy and
j whose mothers make tho frocks tliein
; selves, for tho Dutjli idea of dress is
J deplorably inartistic. She often wears
i tho peasant dress of the diflerent prov
! inces when she travels through them,
j and when her old iinrc comes to visit
! her she finds, nol a ( leeu child, but a
' little peasant maid dressed ju-t like
j herself. Sometime the quaint caps
i aro very heavy nnd hot, but the little
j girl wears them until her head aches,
i learning Iho lessons early that all
j queens must learn. N. Y. Sun.
I have heard it said by a friend of
iho late Albert Way, the well-known
atehaiobight, that he came by a for
tune in this wi-e. Crossing Pall Mall
lie cannoned against an old gentleman,
nnd discomfited him. After mutual
apologies and the interchange ot
civilities, cards wero exchanged, and
on each card was imprinted "Mr
Albert Way." The older gentleman
dying had Iio natural heir, aud left
Ids fortune to the other Albert Way.
Three ditlcivnt boring machine, de
signee; i'o cut out a central bore 24
feet In diameter, weio invented foi
use in the lloosuc tunnel.
FOIBLES OF SHARKS ?;
K Diver's Fxpericn-jp With the j
Mai'lIlC PIOUS' ersi I
riiey Aro Rather Curious, But ;
Rarely Give Trouble.
I .Sharks aro rerv common all along
! .he eoa.t of Australia. Thev become I
j ..ore numerous, laiger and more vo-
j 'iicious the nearer we go lo the
j ;quaior. Passengers who uvike ocean
I roy.igcs may nftc.i see the ta from the
' leek of the ship, but I see them in
; their native'elcnicut, says a diver Iu
Chambers' Jjiiiiii!. A day S' loVm
passe when 1 am at work that I do
. not eeo some of thec creatures. They
I io not seem to recogui.e a diver when
;lnd in his diving dress as s mul'iiing
which is good to eat. Probably lie Is
I mistaken for some oilier oreat sea
I .,.cin,. .rm, ,.!,!!. . tt,net- -aii!.1 I
just as soon as not measure his
At ail events sharks rarely give us
anv activo annovauce. At ful when j
we go into a new country they exhi
' il some curiosity. They sometimes! O. ejects whicu nre d-nnte I as harm
i come and inspect us ami our woik'fnl by tito calendar are eitiei- con
i m oving slowly aioit d u- with per- I ceiled or taken away. ..n 1 ram isto
ccptiblc motion ami smelling us like j Examiner.
I gi cat dogs. Ii give. one n very hot-
rible feeling of insecurity, I assme
you, when ono of those motis crs
tweive or lomteen feet long runs his
nose around your body, and without
even a solitary "wag" of h:s tail to
indicate good fellowship. The shark
i wili swim away right enough when j
'ho has lini-hed his inspection at I
: least he has always done so wiih mc j
j and ulllioii-li annoying I can stand il j
! Sometimes when you go down of a
morning v.mi will liud hiuf a dozvi big I
I aud iitt In sha: Us who have evidently
seiccte I the site of your operations a
a canii dug ground. This is awkward.
I'ei haps they have observed the dis
turbance tit the bctiom of the sea.
ami, like marine eon-tabies, llicy "are
waiting for tho fellow who made it to
ti." This is an awkward
for these sharks do no.
clear oil and admit your claim. They
j e;lv !(; animals have a fear of man,
! hill sharks cannot roc 'guizo a man iu
a diver's cost nine. They nei her op.
io-e nor tis-isi us in our operations
tiny simply ignore us. We have to
be very careful then, walking nroii ul
about thee pigs without disturbing
1 have occasionally it-ed a small
crowbar ns a weapon and struck a
email shark on tho no-n when he was
annoying mo with his pci'si-tcney.
The slunk will then turn and go oil
with a rush. I would not, however,
like io try my crowbar on a shark ten
i feeL lo.ig. Alter his rush away he
j might return for further itivcsiiga-
j I have had many n isty adventures
j with sharks w lien pursuing tnyo.cu-
p i: ion. I rec loci one that gave me
' a considerable shock. I h id been en.
gaged bio wing up a reef of rocks so
ns to enlarge a liiile harbor on the
e.iast. It was my duty to make the
holo and put in the charge of dyna-
! mite. Tho charge was exploded in
j the evening af.er we left olT work.
j On going dow n every morning I wn
! accustomed to go over to a certain
ledge which wa- tnwavs a g o.l ic-t-i
ing place for lobsters. Morning after
; morning I had invariably found a
. pair or more if these ci usiaceaus,
1 which I sent to the. surf ace in a btis
On tile morning to which I now pro-cut and contains in great nbnml
rofer I walked straight to the ledge ' a nee the fossil im m-ossion of roots
aud ran my hand carefully along iis and stems and twigs, showing that il
lower side. 1 wa- siiipii-ed lo find 1 was once the soil from which vegeia
lii V hand scraping what I lord; lo be j t ion gi e w luxurienlly. It is common
tho rock, but I w as snrpi ised si ill more al-o lo find fossil nee sl-nis lying
when I observed my hand groping ' mashed flat between ihe layers of
, within a foot of the inoii'h of a great
; 6li.uk which bad tciired io rest iu this
; The shark must have been as much
nlaitneil as I was, for it made one
sprinting from its icsiing place and
1 disappeared in the dark wall of the
: ocean, Tho shock to me was greater
; than I co.iid have believed, and even
yet 1 do not rare to Ihink about it. It
is hardly necessary to say thai 1 did
; not return lo t'l.it ledge fur lobsters
. for some lime.
I Chinese llahie1..
' When a Chinese baby is a month
! old il is given a name. Its head is
also thavid foi the first time, a cere
! inouy which is called "munefet,"
I and is made the occasion of great n
' joicing in rich families. All members
i of Ihe family aro present iu their bod.
I d iy attire, nnd the baby to be shaved
is clad in a liht red garment.
The hair thai is removed is wrapped
in paper and carefully treseived.
After the barber has performed his
j fak, nu aged mau who Is hired for
lis purposo and receives a small coin-
pou - atioii lavs his baud upon Iho
!. of ti.oiiuie one and oxo!iini
'-Long may you live!"
'J-10e piP.-nnt thereupon sit down to
a gioat f .'ttst, of which even the little
j10l. 0f u, day nteive bis i-harc iu
f he shape of a tiny piece of the rice
11 in- cake, which was donated by bis
g' aadmoiher. All who have made
presents (of clothing, brace e:-, ec.,)
i H'C child since i s bin!, are ii.vned
to the repast.
On this day the infant is also pro
en e 1 with a red b d, a low el n i'
the same c dor nnd a cap upon whieh
either golden, si, ver or copper orna
ments representing Hu blh.i or ci.rht
cherubs or writ'oti eli ir.iciers (thai
signify old a;'o and r'.e'.ie-) are piaccl.
P,efj;e lite child is put into li.o new
bed, however, tho father err; its a
calendar and selects a lueky day.
The almanac also informs him whici
t'liuui slum d bo removed from tho
presence of tho child. In one in
stance it must not touch or see ol'j'"-''
made of bim'ioo during a ceitai'i
in another instanc! artu ics cl
c ipper and iron stu pio-eiibed.
Plowed lp a Forliine.
Speaking of uiouey,'" said .John I.
Spencer, "brings lo :ny mind the
great liud the Owens f.iiio.v made
netir Hedford, 1ml., some two years
a.'o. Tiiat com. try is lather hhiy,
and the ground not very de-irable for
agi icnlt ural purposes. This family
h-id some 'X acres of laud and hugely
-ed it for pasturage. However,
about the time I refer to one of the
Owens hoys decided to cultivate a
small portion which he j.idgod to be
be'ter soil than the icst. Wi'ti this
point in view he began plowing in
too early spring. Iu the course of
h;s work he s'ruck a snag. I'm f oe
turning lb" plow a-ide he emb avoied
to draw out the snag. Hy striking
lb.! horse he ( reed the p "W on 'y
deeper into the earth. Toe Midden
-tail of the home jeiked the sunken
big loos.' from the eailh liud !' vealed
a heap of silver and g(,,d c ons. He
galhcied the Imdnf ein and removed
. hem to the house, w here he poii-lied
up the many pieces aud b'ok an ac.
count "f their face value.
"The find included rate old French
coins, both copper, silver and gold;
American silver dollars, some Mi-xicmi
and some coins of the Revolutionary
"Tno face value of the many pieces
looted up tj'oO'l, but the in ii Kel value
was something like i'Jo, U"0. The eld
sell ers a-scri that the money was ieft
thei o by some former resident, who
feared the npol oach of ihe Indian.
Having buried Ihe money be probably
engaged in a battle with the Indians
and never lived to return and take up
ho It ensure. The inonev, no doubt,
lay under that log for ful y sixtv
ye it's, and p tsibiy longer. '" St.
Louis tiiobe Democrat.
The Vegetable StriH'iiire !' Cenl,
The substance of coal has been s)
compiesscd lhat the forms of tho
plants composing it cannot usually bo
.ecu. jtul when a piece of il is made
so thin that il will tia.i-mil light, mil
is then subjected lo a powerful micro
scope, its vegetable Mruclure inav
eaiiiiy be distinguished. Immediate
ly under every separate si am of cenl
'lieie is a stratum of what is known
as fire elay. This straiuiu is always
olack slate which form t In loot's of
coal mines as well as the impressions
of the leaves, nil's and seeds which
fell from these trees while they weio
living. In some beds ot cinnel coui
whole tiers have been found uiili
iojis, branches, leaves and seed- com
plete, nnd ail converted into ihesama
quality of coal as .hat by which they
were surrounded. Washing ton Suir.
"Claude, do you know what h i l e
cou.c of the pi e ei ve tied was iu this
"You mean Ihe evapora e 1 peaches,
"Don't you think thev might have
vnporaie I, m:ii.m ' .In le
There are 1 til." railroad bridges of
various classes in Mas.iehii-rlts, :
coiding to oil'u ial figures, which ulo
show lhat there have been 18,11 17 train
accidents in Ihe L'nited Stale during
'Ulut twenty years
Kissing the Children.
Kisses in the morning
M..ke the day seem bright, i
Fit ing every corner
With a ('eain of light
And w hat huppine ss he misses,
Who. nffectiou's impulse scorning,
J'vparts, and fiUes no kisses
To th children in the morning.
Many think it folly j
.M .ny suy it's biiss j
Ycty nnah depending
'hi whose hps you kiss.
Jim ih- truth 1 am confeiiu,
And I'd have you ail take w rnlng.
If you covet any blessing,
Kiss the children in the morning.
Kisses in Ibe evening
When ttie lights arc low,
Set two hearts u-llauitng
Willi iill'eetiou's .jr.
And the HngeN swurm in numbers
h'omid the pillow llicy are pressing.
Who arj worn I to puiafn! slumbers
liy a dear oi.e's fond care-sang.
Kls-cs in the morning
Arc nol out of piace;
Kles In the evening
Have a sp. Cial grace;
And it seeius lo me taal this is
For imlu (.-eoc , lawlui reason ;
S celts' . ullpa I Uleaii kisses
Y are u r oat of se isou !
Love may be b.nid, but he knows
f. iieu liie p. iio.- lump is loo high.
A levo.ver is no large wen) on, but
it can Lo made to cover a very large
About tl,.' haub st C' p lo raise on a
farm nowadays is iho boys in toe
Sac i l-.i.r.w you biokeyour
prouise lo me. He Never uiiud, I can
in ike .iiioiher j isl as goo I.
Win n a man inherits a portion of
a goodiy esti.tj he has no trouble in
lii. ling poo;, c ready to take bis part.
Today was piie day at my ehoo',''
said .Iiniiire. "And did my lilt e boy
g. t atntung:'' i.tLe I papa. 4lYep.
lio k-pt in."
I'.iuk P.ivers, how do you suppose
tii.it u it. l-. r i u I liid, the phu'iiix, ever
ca.igi.t liie? Ill vers probably from
a delec. ive 11 - w.
A I ir i io tin. html is worth two lathe
oiis their piumiige aud re-
1. u', in-!ca I uf an oriole, robin or thrush,
J.el the ! i.d be a bright, golden eagle.
M , Son ilnnk 1 'I you have
no iced Ie w iho days are getting
longer a id Miss VciVy It seems
to mens liiotieii it's the evenings.
You have been iu my mind all
dav, MNs An e. ' lie cooed swoeily.
"(Jrear mercy!" ground lie girl in
agony ; can it ie thai 1 am u small as
Well, iiiademoiel'o. isn't he s
han.lsoiuc feiiow ''. ' "Yes, he ts, but
certainly "lie of his legs is loo short.''
"Too shut t ? Q iiio ihe contrary ; one
Of his legs is too long."
"Why are you m naughty, Johnnie'
1: scents with i n t 1 1 1 ma worn out and
papa with a broken arm, you might
It t Im goo..' "II oh!" said
Johnnie. "That's jat the lime to bo
bad. No e c m lien mo."
l'vtislnd With lltisimss.
lie was big, strong, iica.t hy-look
ing tciiow, n.nl w hen he knocked at
a kitchen door on Anioiue street and
a-Ued for something loeat, ihe woman
wa- not -harilatilv disposed.
"Want something to eat?" she
Fin very huiigiy, ma'am," ho re
sponded. You ..light to be."
"1 air," ho u.I in i led hnmhlv.
"Wtiy doii'l you go to work?"
"1 havcii'i time, ma'am."
"Hav. n't timer" hc asked in sur
prise. "No ma'am. I'm bu-y."
"ll .sv, indeed !" she said sarcasti
cally. "I'd like to know w hat keeps
you busy ?"
"lltt-i.i.i' arotiiul from houso to
hor.se, in I'nill."
Wo n r
"lliisi.iu' around from house to
hoii-e, ma'am, liyin' In git something
to eat, lake- up all my time, so I don't
have any left lo work in. That's the
gospel iiuib, ma' 'in; and if you don't
give me a ble, Fli have to wasie two
or three precious hours, ma'am, look
in up somebody that will," aud his
nerve saved Itim Detroit FreePrcus.
liy Turtles lnuiiot Kite.
Very tew people know lhat neither
a turtle, nor a tortoise, nor a toad, is
provided with teeth. Thero is agen
i end superstition that a turtle can bito
' oft a man's finger, but the turtle can
, do mil hiug of the kind. Its jaws aro
I very strong, and the horny membrane
j that runs around he jaw, where, in
other animals, teeth are 'oiiud, it so
' hard aud tough that the turtle can
I crush the bones "f tho hand to pulp,
j but as for binng oil' even a linger, Iho
feat is, to tho turtle, an iraoossibilitv.