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Let Silence Fall.
f rt Hlleuco fall across tho past ;
Its 11 1 f ul moods of Htorm ami rain,
Its weary hour of joy and paiu j
bet never heart or speech recall ;
If memory needs must break tho spoil,
lii'moinliiT tlinl I loved you wi'll,
Ami o'er tlm rest lot silence fall.
bet silouoo fall between our lives,
Tho out', sunlit with youthful dream,
l'lushod with tho future'':) hopeful gleams,
And In lil In proud ambition's thrall ;
Tim other, worn with anxious tears
Ami tiri-il grown with gathering years;
between tin-in now lot Hllmico full.
Ami lot iih part, an thosti who lovo
An- parted hythn hand of dnath,
And inn! stands hushed, with rovornut
Ouzlng on fttucrul bin r nnd pall ;
But ere wo close tho oofllu lid,
Lot bitter iiioniorU's all bo hi I,
Aud o'er the grave let silence full.
James Clarence Harvey.
THE CAPTAIN'S STORY.
II V AIAH HAt.t,.ItD.
It wus jii't after the scandal at our
dill', n ml n little group of us woro
talking in 11 very animated way of tho
i-n'iir. Cuphiin Joubort did not join
in tho conversation, nnd did not even
SOCHI to bo listening to us.
"What will you take for your
thoughts?" I snid to him, at Inst.
"Oli! t hoy nro not worth much. I
was thinking just then of mi incident
which occurred one ) at n club in a
small provincial town whoro I hap
pen -d to lie staying."
"Tell us abou! it!" exclaimed ono
i I tin) other men, u!id tho captain
lighted a cigarette and, putting his
elbow on the mantel-shelf against
which lio hud beeu loaning, began his
"Well it was whon I was in garri
son at M ,ono of tho lii. lout and
Most M lipid uf provincial towns.
There wus nothing in tho world for
u follow to do with himself there, no
tlioiitro even, only a low music-hull.
"When I was off duty 1 gradually
pot into the hulut of turning in to
Union (Jlub, which, bye-thu-byo, wiih
tho only one tho town possessed.
"Jt was called tho 'Union,' I should
imagine bcciuso there was always a
dispute of some kind or another going
on there. Tiioro was very little play
nt this club except at tho time of the
three nnnuil fairs, cie!i of which
lasted a week. One autumn nftel
lioon, just at the opi ning of one of
these fairs, I happened to go to tho
club rut lief early. There wore a fair
number of men there that day who
were i. lungers to mo, wealthy farmers
of tho neighborhood, who rarely cauio
into town, and the virion owners of
the c mntiy houses round.
" 'They nro playing high to-day, '
liaid one of the habitues of the club to
me. 1 turned roun 1 towards tho
table to watch the gmie, mi l nm so
surprised at the sight of oil) of the
players that I almost exclaimed.
"It was a young man of somo twenty-two
or twonty-lhreo years of age,
whom 1 kuow by sight. I was very much
interested in Inn, for his father had
fought courageously at Magenta, and
lind been killed on tho li Id of battle,
leaving his widow and sou by no
means well provided for. The young
man came very rarely to the club, and
1 had never seen him touch n card
before, I was stupefied therefore to
see him holding the bank, and a good
bank it wii", too, fur there were plenty
of notes nud gold coins heaped up in
front of him.
'"How much?' cniled out one of
"'Oh!' laughed a wealthy farmer,
'Sf. de Slertens is in luck's way; ho
can safely keep his bank opeti. '
"I noticed tint the young man's
face was deadly pule, i.nd there was
nu excited look iu his eve.
"'Open bank,' ho slid, mil it
seemed us though the very wor Is hud
changed the luck.
"Ten times running Slertens lost,
nnd iu a quarter of an hour bis hank
was cleared out. Another in in took
his place and the pley went on.
It got so exciting that I, too,
was fueciuatcd, nnd joined in. There
was no room to sit down at the table,
so I eontiuil d standing, holding my
hat iu my hand and throwing my in
nings into it. I had a run of luck,
nud went on playin ; iu the most ex
cited way until I was startled by some
one calling out : 'Von me bo ng rob
bed, Captain !'
"I started, nnd instinctively seized
n hand which hud knocked ngainst
mine through my sudden inovcmeut.
It was SI. do Slertens' hand, an, I he
hehl tho forty-pound noto which he .
had jn.it taken out of my hat. Tho i
wretched man's facj was convulsed
with emotion. Our eyes met; his
were dilate I with terror, an I th ro
whs a look iu them that scene I to
hold me sjii ll-bonn I.
" 'SL de Sl.-nens is my partner, ' I
said, V-ayhtily, to the man wbo had
warned mo; 'and I nm surprised that
you should dare to bring hiicIi an ac
cusation against a gentleman whose
reputation in so well known.'
"Tho individual who had called out
had never been to the club before.und
did not know SI. do Slerteni nt ull.
We had nil been standing rotiud tho
tablo close to each other, nud on see
ing another player putting his hand
into my hat, it was very natural that
the mau should have thought it his
duty to warn me. O.i hearing my
explanation he apologized most hum
bly to SI. do Slertens, and several ac
quaintances of tho latter gathered
round and expressed thoir regret that
such nu iusiilt should have been of
"We then continued our piny, nnd
M. do Slertenssoou al tar 1 'ft the club.
Three days pusscd, nnd I hoard noth
ing more of tho young man. lushicl l
iug him as I had done, my first
thought had been of his father
aud I hud determined to save from
disgrace tho name of tho brave sol
dier of Jlugentu. Of course, I could
quite understand that the young mau
i should now shrink from seeing mo
i again, but s'.ill it struck mn mi rather
I strango that in some way, either di
I rect or indirect, he did not attempt to
I express his thanks,
j "One evening, however, just hh I
j was going out to pay somo visits, my
orderly informed mo that n lady
j wished to seo mo. I went into the
I drawing-room, nud there I found a
' woman of about forty-livo years of
nge. Sho was Very dignified-looking,
and there was nu open, honest expros
: sioti about her fueo which fascinated
I " 'I nm Sladamo do Slertens,' sho
i said simply. '.My sou told mo every
thing about tho affair at the club, ami
: I have come to thank you with nil my
; heart for having preserved for us in
tact t'uu honor of our name.'
" 'Sladamo ' I began ; but she
j interrupted mo iu her emotion and
'"My ton had got entangled in
various ways, and iu desperation had
taken to play. It uppears ho bad
lost every pen ly ho possessed that
night. You know the rest, alas!'
"1 felt very much embarrassed, for
tho poor mother's gii if wm terrible to
witness. She was still standing there
in front of t n , her face wus deadly
pale, ami the tears wi re trembling on
her loug, dark eyelashes.
" 'He is young, ma dame; you must
not take it to heart so,' 1 stammered.
'It was just n moment's weakness. I
w .11 s m your sou, a id '
" 'No, Ciptuiu,' sho said, shaking
her head sadly, 'ho is no long or hero
. . . he has enlisted, an 1 is already
on his way w.th tiio regiment.'"
We had it 1 1 been listening attentively
to Captain Joiibert's story, and when
he stopped .peaking thero was sileuce
for a few minuses.
"And what happened to SI. de Sler
tens, captain?" askod ono of our
group. "Did you ever hear?"
"Ho is dead. . , . Six mouths ago
I received n letter from Keluug a
pitiful little letter written with very
pale ink, ami on a sheet of p iper that
was all crumpled and yellow with age.
There were only a few lines for mo to
rend. I know them by heart. They
were ns follows :
" 'I nm mortally wounded. . . .
Admiral Conrbet has just brought mo
the cross; but ... I nm dying. I
am sending it to you, my poor cross
. . . for you saved me, aud I should
like you to wear . . . .'
"This is why, my frietidx, instead
of wonrinR tli l-'ciialiou which I re
ceived from tho Caancolor, you al
ways seo mo with tho sergeant's cross
w hich poor Slorlens scut mo. Poor
hoy 1 To think that ho started ns a
thief, and died u hero's death at
Kvlung." From tho French in Strand
Origin of County Lines.
F.very state iu this country, except
Louisiana, wh.ch is still divided into
parishes, has canities, even Rhode
I iluiiil, which would be lod iu tho
comer of a Texas county, having five,
and Delaware, which is not much big
ger, ponscsh;ii ; three of these minor
political siib-divr.ions. It cannot bo
doubted that the county svstom is the
rxpreseson of the lovo of our people
for local soif governmont, tho right
to miuuge their neighborhood affairs
iu thoir own way. The system itself,
however, was borrowed from England,
whero the county lines often follow
tho-o of ancient Saxon kingdoms.
The same curious cireuniHtaiico may
also bj noted i:i G Tin inv, Franco and
' Italy, w here tho provincial an I do
' ptrtmentiil bound irics frequently
' mark tho limits of principalities,
dnl.e lems un 1 kingdoms that in. my
yt a'8 to lost their tlndtviilu ility by
being merged into the Inger state.
St, Louis Repubiii
The t lios:i)eak! Mill.
Tho fitmuus old Ciics'ipo ike was
taken to England during tho early
pnrt of the century. In 1S20 her
timber wua oold to a miller by tho
r.amo of John Prior, who pulled
down his old mill and erected on tho
spot a now one from tho timbers of
tho Chesapeake. The d .ck beams
were thirty-two feet long and eighteen
inches square, of sound Virginia oak.
These wcro used without alteration,
just as they were taken from the
vessel. Slany of tho timbers still
bear tho sc?!rs of battle received by
tho Chesapeake in her celebrated en
counter with tho Shannon. "The
transformation ofn sanguinary war
ship into a peaceful and life-preserving
flour mill," says the Washington
Post, "more than fill tills tho scrip
tural prophecy of the swml beaten
into n plowshare and the spear into n
pruuing hook." Iu speaking of tho
mill a celebrated American clergy
man who recently visited tho spot
makes tho following observation:
"Nothing shipliko or of tho sua was
discernible from without tho mill.
A hindsomo young Englishman of
eight and twenty years of ngo was
coining forth to j.iiu his cricket club,
and this proved to bo tho owner of
the 'Chesapeake mill." A largo cigar
box, constructed from tho polished
pine of the old ship ami bearing tho
inscription 'Chosapcako' in small
brass nails, stood upon the table.
Tho beams were marked in many
places with grnpeshot. The mill wus
merrilly going, but ns I stood iu tho
miil-t of this peaceful ccenesl remem
bered that beyond all reasonable
doubt on ono of these planks Law
rence fell in tho rooking anguish ol
his mortal wounds; on nuother, if not
tho same, Watt's lioal was carried
away by a shot, while near by the
young nnd bravo Ludlow poured out
his life's blood. Thus I stood ponder
ing and still the busy hum went on,
wheat passing bonoath tho stones,
fl uir pouring forth and tua merry
millers p. i Hied around thoir kindly
smile nud blithesome jests."
The First Money.
It is ililiieuit to realize that print
to U. C.70i) thero were no truo coins,
that ingots or buttons of gold and
silver w ere weighed nt every mercantile
transaction. The Lydi.tus id Asia
Minor nro credited with having been
tho first to cast ami stamp with au
official device small oval gold ingots
of definite fixed weight, an invention
strangely delayed, but of inestimable)
importance to industry and commerce.
A coin has been described as "a piece
of metal of fixed weight, slumped by
authority of Government, nnl em
ployed us a medium of exehauge. "
Sledals, though struck by authority,
uro only historical records nnd have
no currency value.
The bright, fiir-flnshiug intellect of
Greece saw tho import of tho Lydiun
invention aud adopted it quickly, nu.)
every Greek State, nearly every city,
island, and colony, established a mint,
generally at souio ono of tho grout
temples, for all early coin types nrj
religious iu character. They beai
symbols of some god, ns n pledge of
good faith. Tho offerings, tithes.auil
rents of tho worshipers were coined
and circulated as money. Templet
thus become both mints nnd banks.
Our word "money" is said to huvo
beeu derived from tho Rjnian shriuo
of Juno "Moiietn," tho earliest Latin
The first sh ipo of these early coins
was that of nn enlarged coffoeberry
punched on tho rounded side with
official letters, or sinkings, as they nia
called. Gjod Words,
The Itencllts or Early Rising.
It was ouco laid down by a celo
brutcd writer and historian that tho
difference botweeu rising at five and
seven iu the morning for tho spaco of
forty years, supposing a man to go to
bod at th .' same hour every night, is
nearly equivalent to tho addition of
ten yours to the life. This considera
tion should carry very great weight,
and be su'licicut to induce, those who
have not hitherto practised this habit
to commence to do so, more especially
the people whoare always complaining
that life is not long enough for them
to transact nil tho work that they have
to perform. Thero is much founda
tion for their complaint if they per
sist iu wasting so many valuable hours
of tho dy in bod- The ndvatitages
and benefits of early rising cannot bo
overestimated ; in tho early hours of
the morning the brain is clearer and
more ready to work, and nfter a night's
sleep we should be ready to nttnek tho
work of the day. New York Ledger.
I ,) lftV) th" amount of wages paid
nut in mauiif iciures alone was about
.13l)0.0l)0,0.)0, affecting uearly 5,
000,000 working people.
NHW PACKS MADE.
Facial Deformities Are Now Re
duced to a Minimum.
Operations for Correcting Some
Whether or not a man is born into
the world with a homely face, or
whether accident camos a facial de
formity, thero is iu these days no
reason for his going through life with
out having almost nuy defect reme
died. Perhiipsono may not be changed
from a Caliban to nu Adonis, but at
leust science and the inventive genius
of man have provided the means of
reducing deformities to n minimum.
What seem to bo nlinost miracles
nro now performed in tho operations
of plastic and dental surgery. If a
man is not satisfied with his nose, if it
be too much of a It iiiian to suit his
face, ho can Iikvo it transformed into
a delicate Grecian. Should tho eyes
bo nfllicted with u horrible squint, or
bo ulinond-slinpod or otherwise uunnt
ural, they cm bo corrected with a sim
plicity of operation that almost causes
a smile wheu tho method of treatment
becomes known. Let it bo what it
may, a misshapen limb or a hideous
face, the result of either a freak of
nature or nn accident, tho menus of
straightening the ono nnd of beautify
ing tho other nre at hand.
As regards tho face, tho liuro lip is
tho most common defect. This
trouble is duo to the failure of union
between tho margins of tho maxillnry
nnd the front nusn! bono. It not only
causes a total disfigurement of tho
face, but it makes speaking nn tin
pleasaut matter, both for tho speaker
nnd the hearer. The defect is ordi
narily seeu in tho upper lip, aud. is of
ten double, tho lip on both sides of
the centre being painfully drawn up.
Pad ns it looks nnd inconvenient as it
is, the remedy is as simple ns enn bo
It merely consists of a triangular
incision made under tho nostril. A
silk ligature is then put through tin;
iueis'ioii and drawn downward. This
inverts tho flap and brings together
the opposing surfaces, which may at
once ba secured with sutures. A slight
projection in left on tho bonier of tho
lip but it soon disappear.-).
The operation for tho d onblo hare
lip is practically tho same, entailing n
little more work for tho knife. Tho
hare-lip deformity is seldom found on
tho lower lip, uud when it is it ex
tends down on the chin, practically
dividing it. This, however, can bo
remedied as easily as the other.
Next to the hare lip iu the lino of
frequency conies tho absence or tho
deformity of tho nose as a congenital
defect. In tho making of tho nasal
organ plastic surgery has achieved
wonders. The bow iu a Rom in nose,
for instance, can bo effectually re
duced. This operation is performed en
tirely from tho inside. The instru
ment is introduced into the nostril
and tho bono is cut away, great care
being taken not to fracture tho skin.
The surplus cuticle readily contracts,
nud, accommodating itself to the re
duced space it is required to cover,
tho bridge of the nose is left entirely
smooth on tho surface, while n straight
and comely org '.n has been produced.
Tho same operation can bo per
formed on a pug or turned-up uose.
This work is also done fioni the inside.
Enough of the cartilage uii the tip is
taken away to reduce tho excessive
protuberance, and tho same result as
in the ense of the bow is attained.
Put tho making of a new noso to
take tho place of tho missing oue is n
different matter. It is easy to form
these organs in any shnpo or size de
sired out of celluloid aluminum, or
even pasteboard, and have them fas
tened by adhesion or held on by spec
tacles ; but they are not good noses.
The owner cannot blow them, nnd if
some one should, iu a moment of ex
cessive hilarity, tweak ono it would be
likely to come off.
Surgeons, however, now mako noses
that perform ull the functions of tho
nnturAl organs. After the solid por
tion is completed, il is, of course,
necessary to have it covered with cuti
cle. This is done iu various wav.
Tho most ordinary manner is to cut n
triangle of skiu from tho forehead,
nud bring it down over the false
bridge- Tho ed ;os nro inserted in
slits made on each si.le, where, in ttie
courpo of time, being alive urd retain
ing vitality from the natural circula
tion of tho blood, tho piece grows
fast, nnd n perfect nose is Iho result.
This is called tho Indian method o:
treatment, but, although it leaves n
scar on the forchca.l, it is not so pa n
ful us the Italian method. In this
latter, tho skiu is gruftod from the
arm, but in order to pn serve the cir
culation, that tnemb r is belli up with
the forcaixi ou tho top of tho head,
and securely bound there, nnd kept
iu that position until the parts have
grown together. This operation ie
very painful, and is not fit queutly
The Scouts of the Sea.
Torpedo-boats, however, nro de
signed for a wider service than simply
to carry nnd discharge tho frightful
weapon from which they take their
name. They are to the navy what
scouts mill skirmishers nro to a laud
army. They form tho civalryof tho
sea, of which the cruisers are tho in
fantry uud the battleships and moni
tors nro the artillery arm. They must
spy out tho position of the eneiny'd
fleet, hover about his flanks or haunt
his nnchorugo to asc -rtain what ho is
about and what ho intends to do next.
They must act as the pio'iots of their
own fleet, patrolling tho neighbor
hood, or waiting nn 1 watching, con
cealed among tho islands or in inlets
and ri Vermont hs, ready to hasten away
to tho admiral with warning of any
tnovem out of tho enemy.
It is not. their bu iness to fight (ex
cept rarely, in tho ono particular
way), but rather to pry and sneak and
ruu. Hence they nro ns small nnd
sleek nnd swift ns they can bo made.
When the fleet goes upon a cruise,
they nro carried ou the decks of tho
big warships, although they nre nblo
to get about in really rough weather
by themselves. A very recent idea is
to build them out of aluminum, which
would bo uot only of great advantage
toward case of transportation, but
would teutl toward increased speed, by
adding buoyancy and elasticity to the
structure which seems to skim along
the surface and faiily leap from wave
to wave; but it is doubtful whether it
will not bo injured by the chemical
action of the sen water. St. Nicholas.
A Persistent Ilird.
The following instance of "blue-til"
determination to get its own way has
taken place iu the gar-leu here: Thero
is a small pump under a yew-tnv,
which on April to, was used in water
ing. The gardeners then pumped out
a mossy nest, and did not. use tho
pump again until April 25, wheu a
second nest this time with C'gs iu it
wus again pumped out. Eirly ou
the morning of April 27 a third nest
was pumped out, with one egg in it.
The whole thing was then cleaned out
by means of a long w ire, and a mass
of green moss lay on the ground by
the pump. That sauieeveuiiig a fourth
nest eamo to grief, being pumped out
at tiie evening watering.
Nexl mortiug, April 2H, a fifth nest
began to be pumped out. When th
head gardener found that tho little
crcuture still persisted, ho ord-rcd tho
pumping to be stopped, and came to
give me tho whole history. It was, of
course, arranged that the pump hanillii
should be at oneo fastened up, and,
drouth or no drouth, the bird be left
iu peace. So there she sat till her
eggs were hitched, and never minded
the curious eyes that so often -peered
down through the tiny hole nt tho top,
whence the blue head, shining in tho
dun glimmeriug light through the
spout, might bo discerned. For tho
last few days, however, only a nestful
of fluff has been visible. London
A Monster Majrnct.
A monster magnet is used at the
I'ritish Arsenal nt Woodwieh to
handle the shot for the 110-ton giinj.
The body or core of tho magnet is V
shaped, and in one forging. The
winding is mechanically protected by
stout bras- llatiges,aud is covered with
thick brass trips. The ends of the
winding are led to duplicate terminals,
duplicated wires, to prevent accidents
iu case of the wire fouling and break
ing, being taken over tho pulleys to
the switch box on the counter weight
lit the buck of tho crane.
A sn.glu polo switch is plncidin
this Ijox aial is used, in conjunction
with a water resistance, to shut tho
extra current produced on break ing
the circuit to close or open theciieuit.
Tho current vane from three to four
nmportsnt twenty or thirty volts. Tiie
maximum weight that can be lifted has
not been ascertained exactly, but it
rxetvds tt,(U0 pounds. Cincinnati
Ei. qui. r.
IJy Far Too (Jiiict.
"Wh it made that Voting mill ftny
so late?" asked tho father.
"We got to talking about the c nn
ngo question," said the fair daughter,
"and did not notice the flight of
"I don't think that story will d ,"
sai l the old man. "lVop e whods
euss tite e linage question make a lot
more noise than you two d-d. " Iu
Kecklesa Courage of the Mxhcfist'
Followei'3 in the Soudan,
Standing Steadily for Hours
Against Fearful Odds.
Of all tho numerous British officers
who have taken part iu former cam
paigns against tho Multilists, all allow
that the Dervishes have lost nothing
of their old valor. They heed dealt
ns litile ns ever. I saw them stand
U i-lisniayed iu tho open and light will
dogged determination ill tho faco of
our deadly volley fire; they fought on
with rill.- nnd spo.tr and knife when
charged by the c.ivabiy ; each wounded
Dorvidi, as he lay bleoditlg to death
on the ground, was a dangerous and
treacherous foe until ho had breathed
his last; they ev !U did wh it som )
authorities h ivo dotiied that any
troops, however brave, wo il 1 ever do
tin y stood in groups tiring stca lily
iuto our ranks while our Slaxim guns
poured their b' reams of bullets on
them, m iwin; them down like grass.
1 doubt whether any other men in
tho worid would have stoo.l, as these
men stood, for neirly tw hours
ngainst such fearful od Is ns wcro up
1 osed to them.
lint, if ono may judge from this
light, the Dervishes have changed their
old tactics ; they have to n great ex
tent abandoned tho reckless rush of
spearmen which used to distinguish
Sudanese warfare, aud rely more on
rifle fire, in which their practice has
considerably improved. If trained
and disciplined (but it is very doubt
ful whether that savage beast of prey
the Uaggura ever could be tamed),
those men would make maguitieeut
infantry. They display now ns much
umaxing coolness when acting ou the
defensive ns they did wild elnn
iu their furious charges of form
er campaigns. During one part of
the fight I was with tho men of
tin! Ninth Sudauoso Pattiliou who
were clearing the hills to tho cast of
t'erkeh, and I saw a handful of twenty-five
of the enemy's riflemen stand
firm uud lire into us until wo were
twenty yards from them, when they
iu vain sought safety in (light, Tho
majority of these riflemen were blacks
of the same stock as the men of our
Sudanese battalions; it is therefore
possible to form some idea of how tho
hitler will light if caught in a "light
corner. " Tho Klnililu's black rifle
men, or Jehadia, for the most part
fie,ht unwillingly iu the cause of tho
tyrant who has i nine 1 their country
and won d glaliy desert to us; but
oneo in the thick of a fight they for
get all this, their blood is up, and they
s--t to as if imbued with fanatical
In my last letter I recorded an in
ehleiil I witnessed that of one of our
Sudaneso soldiers rushing from tho
ranks to embfico a prisoner who bad
j-i-t b c!i taken and whom bo recog
nize 1 as a relation. Similar strango
meetings occurred over tho whole
field. A man of tho Ninth IJ.ittalion
found bis father dead am !lg tl 0
enemy. Again, when tho men of t'u
Tenth Ptttalion woro attacking tho
enemy's riverside position, they were
set to clear a hut hold by a number of
.1 s-iernte men, who fired on
them from tho loopholes with
considerable eff ct. At last uenrly
uli tho defenders were killed nnd tho
few survivors surrendered and c.iruo
out, among them a big black who, no
tl .iibt, up to that moment had been
doing his best to kill ns many of our
men as possible; but as soon os ho ap
pMred a-soldier laughingly ran for
ward and put bis arms around his
neck; th mi several others, recoguiz
in ; in him an old friend whom they
hid not seen for years, wole rued him,
their faces beaming with pleusuro.and
th-re was a general euibraein.-j n'.l
round. N ) fewer than 10 J of the
black pr.Hoiiers whom we took during
the light of the 7;b have already beeu
enlisted i:i tho Sildtueso b tttaiious.
A Man Attackcl by Cranes.
A len Newman of Decker, Iud., was
attacked by a fl ck of cr.in- s. They
were probably studnill cranes. New man
was huutiug when he wounded
one of the birds. Thinking to cap
ture it litive he went to it, whereupon
the bird started for him. screumni;f
loudly and fighting fast. Tho sen-nuts
recalled the rest of the flock, which
hud taken to their wings nt the shot,
uud they surrounded Newman and
went for him with bills aud wings.
Newman grabbed his gnu an 1 using
it ns a club managed to kill several of
the birds nnd piu the rest to flight.
The sandhill cruio is a stnbbi.rn
tighter, and their rights among
themselves aro often long uud result
in severe injuries.
How nice It Is to drift along,
While resting on your oars:
To linir your sweetheart's dreamy song
lte-e-lioed from the shores.
Kui-li ripple forms a melody,
llaeli splash u gladsome note,
Which se"ins to interiuine-le
With the music from her throat.
Hut when you tlrift tipijli the sand,
fun-well to songs of love :
Yoti hear your svi-et heart's stern command,
"N"W, dear, get out ami shove."
Hospital Physician Yo'-, nru
bruised, too, I soc. Patient I'es. I
came iu an ambulance.
"Jennie Seo returned Wnilie El
more's love, you say?" "J'es, sho
had no further use for it."
"Sly boy, it is high time a check was
was plitccd on your perfo' in inces. "
"Thnnk you, fattier. Pit-use make it
payable on tight. "
'There is n report that ii.izbcc lias
n large floating debt," announced tho
cashier to tho teller. "Ye:', sir; au
H I.IHIO steam yacht."
"Oli, Sir. Kohlsjiring, how do you
like babies ?" excaimed a gushing
west side matron. "Iu repose,
ma'iuu" replied the crusty bachelor.
"Sell that cow? " t xeinimod ilriinb
sley, "why, man, that cow has been a
step-mother to me." "How do you
make that out? " "J. was raided on
Paterfamilias (out of patience)
.Sec here, young in in! it's liulf-past
twelve ! haven't you got any home to
yo to? Lover (luidty rattled) -N-uo,
sir not yet .'
"This is a great baseball town, isn't
it?" "I should say so. A fellow
;an't evi n get off to go to his grand
mother's funeral without hhowing a
"JJevtriy isn't like any other man I
know." "Iu wli.it way th ts hi; tl IVer
from the rest?" "Ho is courteous to
people who couldn't possibly be of
tiny service to him,"
"How did y .-il nnd niamnin come to
get married, anyhow?" iisked Johnio
ChlifHo of his lather. "Ask yolir
niiiiuma; sho knows more about it
than 1 do," was the reply.
"Hilly, 1 don't think I'll stay nt this
summer hotel much longer." "What's
up? K ites too high?" "No, I don't
mind tho high satis, but the clerk is
always nagging ine for money."
Teacher Willie, you nre to stay ill
after school and do three extra t xam
phv. Willie What ! And g.t put out
of the Sciioh.i'.s Union io.' vorkiu'
overtime? 1 win, 1 don't lunik!
Patron See here, landlord, look at
this sirloin steak your waiicr has
brought me, just when I wanted a
steak in the worst way. Ltndloid
Then I think, sir, that tiint steak ex
actly tills tho bill.
E liih So you've gone nnd engaged
yourself no Tom Sewter, aud you told
me only last week lint you wouldn't
have him if ther- wasn't another man
iu tiie wo! id. l.-rliii --Well, what
Miiid 1 do? !! asked mo for my
In-art, nnd 1 ha in't the heart to refuse
Amateur "Siind.nn Poet" (who his
' .l'.cd at tho ofli.v twioo a week for
Ihree months) I'ouid you uso n litt lo
pot in of mine ? 1". litor (ruthlessly de
termined that this shad be his final
visit) Oil, I th nk so. 'i here nre two
or throo broken panes of ghi-s and ;i
hole in the skviight. How largo is
Hnntiiii' Iil.ini end. iu ill- Dark.
"H inting diamonds in the dark is a
uew experience w it ii m-" sii-l t'jl
inel Frank My rs of th; pcti-iou
. (li v, "bu! it proved to bo sueecsslu'.
A few Lvctiin-'.s since some of the lad-i-
s of my faimly indulged in a spin
on their cycles in the circle on the
White 1 1 - n io lot. I. inn; their lido
otic of them lo t a diamond c tllaf
button. Oi del se ih y did n-d know at
wh it point tii- y lo-t i though they
did know iiiitt the w.-.m-r hid tho but
ton oil when the rule began and did
not hive it when sho stopped. As
ih -circle is n half mile nioiind it
medio be ulmott an iuiposoblo
task to 11 ti .1 it, but tho lmli : pcrsi-tod
i.i tho search. I'hoy secured tho as
sistance of s-ver.il tith'-i- ri ler.s iu tho
s.-nrch, and 1 iter ou three or four
mo v. Too party th . -it started tint in
sin ;!e lib; to in iko too circuit, and
nlit-i- v tr I iu li.es of foil''. In Iuo
too th-.r-l trio 1 w is t'u- lucky li ider".
Wndiingt-'ii St nr.
The Aceoiiul f elllcil.
"O ll llgre llle.lt wis that you woro
to bate half if we won I he sni," de-cl:ir--d
tctly," i vspon led tim lawyer,
' b it you only got iiuif w hat you sued
for nu I Hint is j i-t my s'laie." De
troit Free Pres.-,