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OYEMBER was grow
ing old, unci Miss
Nanoy Camp, who Eat
at tho window watcn
ing tho gray clouds
Hbift across the eky in
heavy masses, wished
in her secret heart
that it was gone.
'Who'd V thought it would hev
eome oil so oold utter such a wurm
spell, Nancy?" said u voice from the
little bedroom that led out of the
"It's moderating. I reokon it's go
ing to mow," responded Miss Nancy.
"It'c jest like that November when
Jim Wilinot went out West," con
tinued Lit sister, reuiiniscentiy.
"STes," was tbe low response.
'"Twus a real warm Thanksgiving,
and then a day or two after it begun
ter snow, and tho twenty -eighth you
remember, Kuucy 'twas the time they
had tbet cel'bration in the school
house, and you and Jim went my,
bow it did blow and sleet I And on
undav it wad so drifted thet Cousin
Anile Cam) she tbet was a Stevens,
you know couldn't git ter meoting.
It was the first time in 'J even years
thet 6ho'd misled hearing Elder Dick
ens. She felt reel bad about it," ad
ded Mies Abby.
Miss Nancy drew her chair nearer
to the window and brushed her hand
across her cyea. There was no sound
roui tho little ballroom lor nwhile.
The big, oldlusiiioucd clock on the
ttigh shelf tiokc.l away tho minutes,
and Mils Nancy recked by the win
dow, with her bunds fol.led in her
"There's eome ono ncoming noross
the old brile," said Miss Nanoy,
eagerly. "Son wio it is, Nancy.
Likely at not it's thet school teachar
thet boards down ter Foster's, though
it dou't eound like their team. She
inubtbo a powerful sight of trouble to
Miss Nancy pressed hor face against
the pauo obediently, although there
was a mist before her eestbat blinded
her a little. The wugon came nearer
and nearer, until she could see that it
had bnt one rvipuut a tunn of about
forty, appareutly, with a beard that
perhaps added u little to his age.
"Who ib it, Nancy?" questioned
Miss Abby, f rot fully. "It ain't her,
is it? My ! it sounds as if it was coin
lag in-. in bene."
"1 don't ktiow," answered Miss
Nanoy. Liku t.cough ho wants some
"He? Landl It's a man, then!
Bo suro to tell him us"
But tbero O'uno a heavy knock on
the door and Miss Abby subsided.
Slowly Miss N'iucy crossed the room
and turned the i;nob. There was
nothing eaid for a moment. ''The man
looked steadfastly at the figure before
him; at the siujny made woolen dress
with its pure white collar and ouils;
the slender, t-lue-veiued hands; tho
face with its firm mouth and faded
bluoe.vco; the hair parted smoothly
ad with the same little wave iu front
that he remembered so well, and the
high, shell comb that was new to him.
He saw tho wrinkles, too, but he saw
more the years of toil and trouble
that must have wrought them. All
this ho noted and then hold out hin
"Nanoy I Have you forgotten Jim?"
Bhe gave a btartied glance into his
eyes, and a little crimson rltifth crept
into her obeeks. It reminded him of
that time he had kissed her in the gar
den at the back of the house.
"Who is it, Nancy ?" whispered Miss
Abby from the bedroom. "Do tell
him ter come in and stiet the door,
and I want some more fennel."
"Yes, Abby," answered Miss Nanoy,
opening her lips with an effort.
Jim Wilmot came in and closed the
door softly behind him.
"Is Abby very siok?" he asked.
"She hasn't walked for six years,"
answered Mibs Nancy, mechanically
taking some feuuel out of n dish on
the table and going into the bedroom
"Who id It?" whispered Miss Abby
"Jim Wilmot," responded her sister.
"Jim! Lands o' Goshen 1 Well,
well, Who'd 'a thought he'd V
turned np after all these years? Do
lell him to oome in here 'fore he goes.
Jim Wilmot I Well, I never 1"
Miss Nancy gave a little pat to the
pillows, pod then entered the sit
ting room again.
"If you'll stay to supper, you'd
better put your hurse and team under
the shed. We haven't a hired man
"Thank yon," he said, gladly.
Bhe sent him a little sly glance as
he went out of the door.
In a few minutes be wasbaok again,
but the talk was a little l'oroed. He
told her how rough the life was ont
West when ho first went ; how, after
many discouragements, a little pros
perity came to him, and then he came
on a visit to his folks, who told
him that they lived together at the
little house, and that Abby was "sick
ly," though they didn't know she was
Itgoitf JlTUd. j
Miss Nancy wondered, looking at
the firm chin, aud the hair taut had
been so brown now streaked with
gray, if it was not very loneioue out
there, and if he had quito fergotten
the old days.
The oluok at last warned her that
she must be about her preparations
for bnpper, and after excusing nerself
she brought in a dish of oranges to
peel. She worked swiftly, though her
hands trembledand felt "all thumSs."
She had almost finished hor task, when
an orange slipped out of the disb aud
rolled on tho iloor. Both stoopei to
piok it up, and their hands met.
"Dearl" he said, holding out his
Miss Nancy gave one glance iuto
tho face so near her own, aud in a mo
ment was crying softly on his
What mattered the years oi waiting,
the years of toil and trouble? Noth
ing mattered any more.
The olook ticked ou, and Mise Abby
awoke from tho little "cat nap" Bhe
the had been enjoying.
"Nancy I" ehe called, sharply.
Miss Nanoy started, and ruised her
crimson face with its new expression
from its resting place,
"Wait a minute, dear heart," whis
pered Jim. "I want to kuow when
you'll go bnok with me. I went away
to make a fortune and a home for
you. They're waiting. When will
"When will I go?" eohoed Miss
"Nanoy 1" called Mils Abby again.
"I'm 'fro id I don't know what
what you mean, Jim," faltered Miss
"Why, baok out West. I've got a
pretty little placo there, with thirty
acres or so, and nary a mortgage.
You'll havo neighbors, for there's three
other farm near, and you sha'n't
work, Nanoy, I'll get a girl."
"And Abby?" asked Nanoy.
Jim Wilmot staited.
"I had forgotten her," he said,
helplessly. "lint where's the rest of
the relations? Or why couldn't she
go to a 'home' or something?"
The flush in Miss Nancy's face faded,
and a little line of pain formed around
"She'd never stand it to leave this
place. She's lived hero all her life,
Jim," she said, slowly.
There was silenoe for a moment,
then she continued, steadily :
"I shall never leave her; so good
good by, Jim."
"And you'll sacrifice yerself and me
fer a notion?" he replied, hotly. "All
right, then, I sha'n't leave my farm
aud settle down in this humdrum place
jebt ier tho sake of your sister. Good
by, Nanoy." And five minutes after
tho horse drove ont of the yard and
down the hill, while oue lonely woman
strained her eyes for a last glimpse of
it, and the gathering flakos of enow
wero already rilling up iu tracks.
She stood there a long whtlo watoh
iug the sullen clouds aud the snow
that was comiug tbickor and faster.
Little puffs of wind blow the flakes of
suow against the puut, and Miss
Nanoy wondered vaguely if they felt
unhappy beaause thuy melted so soon.
At last she roused nerself und went
into tho bedroom. Miss Abby, tired
I 1.-1 r -1 1 . ( ,
oi ouuiug, iiu juuea ad leap, one was
thankful for the respite, and going
out softly, prepared her own suppor
and the invalid's, while the wind blew
furiously around the littlo old house
and fairly uliook its foundation.
She sat by the tire with her head on
her hands long after her sister had
eaten her sapper, and being satisfied
with the evasive answers to her many
questions, had gone to eleep agaiu.
But the fire died down and it giew
chilly in the little kitchen, so finally
she, too, went to her night's rest, it
was very late when 6he dropped into
a light sleep, and the morning soon
The day passed drearily. Miss Abby
talked inuttesantly of Jim Jim, until
her eister felt she should soreant or go
mad; but she did neither, und was
only a little more tender, a little mora
The night set in with a regular snow
storm. Miss Abby declared they would
be snowed in by morning. The wind
blew down the chimney with moans
like an uneasy spirit.
In the morning Miss Nanoy was
startled by the darkness in the little
rooms. The wind had blown the snow
iu big drifts against the windows and
door. What Miss Abby had feared
had oome to pass, and they were
snowed In. But there was no canes
for worry as yet. There was plenty of
food in t'ie pantry and wood in the
wood-box. There wan no stock to suf
fer, and soma one would surely go by
before the day was over and discover
She lighted a lamp and did her work,
though in rather a half-hearted way;
and the day passed, and no one went
by, and the snow piled up higher and
higher around the house.
Miss Abby was very littlo frightened
at their situation. Indeed, her sister
hardly knew what to make oi her ; she
sjeroed a little wandering, nnd com ,
fused things strangely. '
The next day, lute in tbe afternoon, ;
it stopped snowing, but no one wout ;
by, aud the darkness came on age in. ;
Another long night. Miss Naucy left
a lamp burning iu the kitchen, and ;
then went to bed.
Very early in the morning sbo was
suddenly awakened by a shout urn!
tho sound of some ono kickiua on the '
side of tho hoiue. She hastily dressed,
and thou cnleiod the sitting room.
"Hi 1" some oalled.
"Who in it?"' she asked.
"It's me AlwooJ down to tbt
foot of the bill, ycr know. Wife wai
sick and I had ter go fer the doctor.
Be ye snowed iu?"
"Yen. Will you git tomeona lo dig
us out torao time to-day?"
"All right.. I'll git Sam, if he'll
come. Be back in an hour or two."
M ss Nanoy sat down and waited.
The wood was almost gone, and alio
was glad Mr. Atwood had discovered
1 Fl'be clock had just struck tix which
she heard a shovel strike the house.
"We're here, Nancy be out in a
shake," said Mr. Atwood.
"All right," she answered, aud went
into tbe bedroom to tell Abby.
But her sistere was sleeping quietly,
so she tiptoed back again.
Alter an hour's hard shoveling tho J
door opened, and in the gray li(,rbt of
tho morning she saw Jim Wilmot I
standing before her. Mr. Atwood, af
ter asmrinor hinv.elf that everything
; was sale, went around to tbe drift !
beioro the windows, and commenced:
work again ; but Jim did not go.
"Nancy," he said, "I was a fool !
the other day. I'm going ter sell my
farm and come back here. I can't
live without yon. Nanoy, will you
"Aud Abby?" she questioned.
"Abby shall live with us. You
thnn'n't bo separated,"
"But it's so 'humdrum' here, Jim,
and you'll be homesick after the West
again," protested Miss Nanoy.
"P'raps so, a little," bo admitted.
"But I must hevo you, Nauoy. Will
you forgit what 1 said the other day,
an marry me?"
"Yon know I will, Jim," she said,
in a whisper, and he kissed her fondly.
And in the bedroom Mi6s Ab'uy lay
asleep, a sweet peaco upon her wriu
kled face. She had gouo beyond ull
shadows into the reality. Waverly
The Bioycle in the Army.
Some time oao the manufacturer of
a well known bioyole wrote to Lieu
tenant James A. Muse, U. S. A., iu re
lation to putting a company of sol
diers on bioyoles. As a result ten men
were equipped at Fort Misoula and
some severe experiments are to be
made. In speaking of the eubjeot to
a Hartford reporter, Lieutenant Moss
During the last four or five yews
the bioyclo as a practical maahiue for
military purposes has been attracting
tho attention of military men both iu
this country and abroad. In foreign
armies, however, tbe matter has been
been brought to a more practieul
staxe than in this country. As early
an 1870 the bicyclo was used in tb
Italian army. In l'Vunce, Austria,
Switzerland und other European coun
tries there are cow in the armieB reg
ularly orgauized bicycle corps. Re
cently there have been numerous ex
periment made in this country, both
by oUioi-rs of the regular army and by
the National Guard. The interest in
the subject has so increased that there
is no doubt that in the course of the
next few yean every regiment in the
regular army will have its bicyolo
corps. Geueral Miles is an enthusiast
on the subject, and in hia last report
recommended the organization of a
regimont of biovolo infantry. I have
juet completed the organization of a
bioyole corps of ten meu at the post,
which will mako extensive experiments
during the summer. Tho work that
has been laid out includes the rapid
conveying of messages from Fort Mis
soula to other posts several hundred
miles distant, the rapid establishment
of signal stations, route sketching,
scouting, road patrolling and recon
noissancc, and practice rides over long
distances with blankets, rifles, rations
and shelter tents.
Fox Tall In tho Babj's Throat.
Monday Mrs. Jaok Welsh left he;
seven-months old baby in charge of
the older ohildren while she was busy.
The ohildren wore out doors and while
they were showing a lady something
they plaoed the baby on the grass. A
moment or two later they saw the lit
tle one had a mouthful of leaves and
took them away. Toward evening
Mrs. Welsh observed that the child
had something in its throat. She
examined it carefully but could not
About midnight thoy bcoame alarmed
and Mr. and Mrs. Welsh came to town
and took the little one to a drug
store. Dr. Wilson was quickly called
and he examined the throat of the
baby and tried with his fingers to re
move the obstruction. Finding that
he could not do this he used an instru
ment and brought forth a foxtail that
had become stuck in the throat. Aa
soon as the baby wat relieved it at
onoe dropped asleep. Oroville (Cal.)
A Rope Seven 31 i leu Long.
Tbe biggest rope ever used foi
haulage purposes has just been made
for a distriot Eubway in Glasgow,
Scotland. It is seven miles long, foui
and five-eighths inches in ciroutufer
euoe and weighs nearly sixty tons. It
has been made in one unjointed ano'
unsplioed length of patent crneiblt
steel. When in place it will form i
complete circle around Glasgow,
crossing tho Clyde in its course, and
will run at a speed of fifteen miles as
CHATHAM CO., N. C.
one queen's ceest.
Tho emblems of royalty of the
Queen of Madagascar consist of three
scarlet umbrellas, which aro held over
Her Majesty when ehe ski in her
palanquin of state this latter a pres.
ent, oddly enough, from the late Em
peror of the Frenoh. New York Ad
vertiser. AN U.SCHASflPBRfOESS.
A London journal says that no mat
ter how fashions in tho dressing of
ladies' hair change the manner in
which the Frincets of Wales arranges
hers altera not, her ourls remaining,
so far as their arrangement is con
cerned, like unto the laws of the Modes
SHE IS SOT SCrErtSTXTIOCS.
Among many women there is a sn
perstitiou that op tls are sizns of ill
omen, but Mrs. William McKinley, in
utter disregard of this feeling, wears
them constants, and deolares that
nothing but good fortune has attended
her since she noiuired them. Hor
watch is thickly studded with them,
her fingers are alive with them, and
they gleam brilliantly from every part
of her attire. Ohioago Timea-Herald.
People may not know that tbe
choice of white for wedding dresses is
comparatively a modern fashion. The
Roman brides wore yellow, and in the
most Eastern couutries pink is the
bridal color. During the Middle Ages
the Renaissance brides wore crimson,
and most of our Plantagenet and
Tudor Queens were married in this
vivid hue, which is still popular in
parts of Brittauy, where the bride is
usually rlrosst d in crimsou brueade.
It was Mary Stuart who first changed
tho color of lri al garments. At her
mai'riago with Francis II., oi France,
she was dresned in white, with a train
of pale blue Persian velvet, six yards
in length. It was not, however, till
quite tho end of the seventeenth cen
tury that pure white the coior hith
erto worn jpy.qyal French widows
oceame pjf&W for bridal dresses in
The ohief difference is in the matter
of dress, and this, at a fashionable
coaching party, is a very important
factor. Women are very fond of wear
ing appendages that float in the
breeze. Waviug plumes and soarfs are
always in evidence, and those beauti
ful osprey clusters that are so fashion
able now created a perfect furor among
feminino coachers. These osprey olus
tera, by the way, are as expensive as
their rarity would justify, though
they art; not po highly taxed as tho en
emies of bird slaughter would wish.
The cheapest varieties are sold at
S3. 30 a pair, and these are very
It requires a pair of them to trim a
hat, but tin, with a little chiflou or
lace, is euouh. Sometimes thoy are
sec ou iu the front of a hat iu a nett of
mull or tulle and tna;ln to stnn i up and
then llo-.it back in tho breeze. On
other hata they aiu net on one side of
tho crown, with a hue fan to balance
them ou the olher side.
.Another trimming that is new and
that is well adapted to a coaching hat
is a sort of cockade made of the tail
feathers of ordinary fowls. Tho leath
ers are set one above another on a
stem, like a spray of larkspur or glad
iola. Washington Star.
A WOMAN HOKSE EltEEUEB.
There has always been a deep love
for the king of quadrupeds in the fem
inine mind. Hieh and poor alike, civ
ilized and savage, display the same af
fection for the horse, and even for his
lees romuntio relatives, the mule, don
key and zebra.
Muny women become great experts
and successful horse owners. Tho late
Red Duchess in England, nnd Mrs. E.
Stokes aud Mrs. Kernochan, of this
city, hold, or havo held positions as
authorities upon the subject on a par
with thoso occupied by such famous
experts as Bouuer, Lorillard, Dwyer
In the West .Mrs. Kate Caton, of
Lansing, Mich., b:is won u place iu the
horse world stcomi tonon.
Her htisban 1 is a famous drivtr,
who is at present in Europe, w hile she
conducts a large stock larraiu theciiy
named. Besides managing the farm,
she trains the horses she raises and
then markets them.
In the past ten years 6he has bred
nearly a hundred animals with fine
reoords and sol I them at very good
figures. Her latest transaction was
the sale of several ruperb trotters to
Western hors.meu, and just before
that she sold nine very haudBome trot
ters to peoplo on the other side of tho
Soe leaves nothing to underlings,
but superintends everything in per
son, even duwn to tho housing of her
horses in railway cars and their berth
ing on ship and stearuerboard. New
York Mail and Exiiress.
A person who knows asserts that a
simple or tidy twist, a few hsht curls
or finoothly laid baudnnx, no longer
BulTi-e to dmtiuguNh thi neat, bright
head of a weil-coidurcd woman. Won-
S 9 im .'VS 19 l I AW J.-'-v I a Q Bra . H tf
it mwm&WAmSJ I" uimi,
OCTOBER 15, 1896.
derfully elaborate designs in hair
dressing are ooming so rapidly into
fashion that dealers in artificial cue
veture are flourishing like tho green
bay tree, and to go from house to
house, daily, dressing female tresses,
is again becoming a paying occupa
tion. In Paris, of course, thev first '
decide these things, aud in Paris it has times was frequently mads bv means
been concluded that the uractico shall ..of a riog, this ornamsat serving as a
remain m vogue, and that the most title deed.
importaut effect to be secured is ptill a I William T. Biflhardson, of Cam
fluffy pompadour, with loose, gracious 1 bridge, Mass., left an estate of $100,
twists, coils an 1 curls decorating the 300 and his old wearing apparel to
baok of the head. In short, these ( "gome poor worthy Baptist minister."
modes primarily demand that the hair A North Sea co,ifj8her carries a set
shall be given of one's possessing an I jf ljnea 720() fatnom9 in length, and
uuusuaiiyuuuu.iauibUiioi HUiny wuvjr
looks, an 1, us fashion admits of no ex
cuseon the plea of lacking tbe requi
site sunstance, one must nowadays buy
the hair that nature has withheld.
There is positively no coiffure now
designed to suit the needs of her with
Bounty looks, but if she goes to an ex
pert hairdresser the defect can be
promptly remedied. Twice across the
head, from car to ear, the locks oan be
parted and broadly waved on tortoise
shell pins, then dowu the line of both
partings pneumatic tubes will be laid.
Ihese are strictly end of the century
contrivances, so closely woven of hair,
so light and so springy as to nearly
resemble seotions of a bioyole tire.
Once fastened to the head, all the
waved portion is drawn over them,
and an airy, abundaut-looking pom
padour is so perfectly simulated as to
deceive the sharpest eyes. The hide
ouse chignon is now being worn al
most exclusively in London. A wire
mousetrap-looking arrangement is
plaoed on tho baok of the head, and
the hair is much orimplod and drawn
ever it. A new invention is a pneu
matio puff. They are built over nat
ural hair tubes of thin rubber and not
on cylinders of t,)ringy hair and wire.
When the air is exhausted tuey can
easily be blown up. Chioago-Times
Flowing lace sleeves ara worn Itt
A new style of barque has front
which displays shawl drapery folds.
The Moliero vest, whioh droops
from a pointed yoke, u again fashion
able. Autumn leaf colors will be worn all
summer, and will, it is said, give
place to brighter tints upon the ap
proach of oold weather.
The butterfly sleeve has its fnlness
caught up at tbe shoulder in a sugges
tive way, and has an added attraotioa
jn a funnel shaped caff.
Blaok velvet ribbon is conspiouous
iu millinery, anil all the latest hats
have a bow of this ribbon tied In with
the flowers or feathers.
Very narrow flounces of white silk
muslin, edged with narrow black; lacs,
adorn the skirts of shot silk gowns, and
form the zouave jacket effect on the
Colored silk muslin is one of tbe
fashionable trimmings for flowered
(ilk, und there is no limit to the
pretty ways of using this dainty
Batiste, lawn, and orgaudie dresses
have yokes ma-Je of laoe insertion und
puffings, and nro trimmed around the
edges with ruffles of lace or white
Plumes are the latest hat trim
mings, and the combination of white
feather- and blaok velvet ribbon on a
oveam oolored tusoan straw is the most
The crazo for wearing white kid
gloves on all oooasions is new over,
and people of good taste and style
now wear the pale shades of straw,
pearl gray, or mastic.
Narrow frills of changeable ribbon
no more thau an inch wide are used to
trim the skirts of some of the pretty
light suiumer dresses, und piked out
ruches of bilk are seeu ou others.
Skirts of black canvas made over
blaok tnllot.t silk are now most desira
ble to woar with laucy bodices. They
are made perfectly plain, but they
must be very well cut and hung, olh
erwiso they lose their caoact.
Silk muslin embroidered with pearls
and made over white silk is the latest
fancy tor wedding gowns, and with
sprnys of orange blossoms here and
there, it is vastiy more becoming to
the average bride than the severe
A nw idea in the corset belt, which
is suoh a special point of fashion just
at present, is the use of two or more
colors ; and bias folds, each in a dif
ferent shade of some oolor, makes a
very good erlect with the darkest shade
at the lower edges.
Hairdressing is changing, and the
French style, wide and rather low, is
rapidly gaining ground. The hair is !
crimped, and loosely drawn together,
then tied tightly and coiled round,
while small side combs are need on ;
each side of the coil.
French ball gowns designed for
wear by French women are seldom'cut '
low at the neck, as aro those made for
exportation. A' charming combination i
of unit pink and white is so cut that
there is only a small open square hawk
and tront, bordered with a fnH of
pearls and silver, which hauys t tho
waist. , i
Indian makes glass coffins.
Arkansas has 100,000 farms.
Wood's Holl, Mass., has a lobster
Americans make 8,000,000 Kegs of
The Hindoos have no worl for
friend, but use the word brother in
Head. The sting of a wasp is eased by rub
bing on the wound a slios of freshly
In Persia the women of fashion
ornament their faoes by painting on
them piotures of small animals and
The first telephone wire was
itretohod between Boston and Somer
villa, Mass., a distanoo of three miles,
Conveyance of property in medieval
hav.n theamazin? Eumbpr Qf 40)
hooks, every ono of whioh must bo
The Indians are a hardy people, able
to adapt themselves to all changes,
ind with improved methods of living
ind eohooling they will survive and
Manhattan Inland is about twelve
miles long and averages two miles
wide. It oontains hout 227,0r0,000
iquare inches. A dollar bill measures
22 square inches.
News has reached TTommorfesfc that
k whaling boat was attaokedaad over,
turned in the Ioe Sea by a wounded
walrus. The harpooner and two oth
trs were drowned.
Coffins are now manufactured from
paper pulp, which, when stained and
polished, are equal in appearance to
those made of wood, and are more
iurable and muoh less expensive.
A bieyoliat in Marquette, Mioh.,
law a small animal iu his path, and as
it made no effort to move, he ran over
it. It proved to be a poruupioe, as
bis collapsed tires quickly demon
strated. The head of ths Hozaka family of
Kosohin, Japan, ban kept a diary for
three centuries. That is, e&nh head
in sucoession has. The weather for
aoh day of all those years has been
An aeronaut who nlisbted on the
roof of the Foundlings' home in Chi
cago created consternation in that in
stitution bv descending through the
skylight, and, in his bespangle,
tights, walking throngh the corridor?.
Then gas from the balloon tilled an
upper story, a fire alarm was turned
in. and pandemonium reigned for
j half an hoar.
Tbe Maldivian Islanders eat alone.
Before a meal they retire to ths most
saoluded spot they oan find, and eat
with drawn blin Is or surrounded by a
screen. The explanation of this pre
caution is more likely to be fear than
modesty. In days gone by the savage
no doubt concealed himself lost some
man stronger thin ho should snatob
the hard earned food awjy.
Stinngo Trap lor a ViM I Cat.
What is by long odds the best hunt
ing story of the 6oason comes from
St. liegis, says the Anaconda (Mon
tana) Standard, and tho section fore
man, NfJs Thompson, who looks after
the snake traok at that, place, is the
hero. To successfully carry out tho
Thompson method it is neces-ary to
have a cold day, o deep stream aud a
railroad track running close by it.
One morning recently, as Thomp
son and his gang of sturdy Soandina
vians were pumping their handeir
along the track to their ork, which
that day was along the clay bluffs east
of St. Regis, they were somewhat
startled by the angry snarling of a
wildcat ahead of them. They slowed
up the car as they rounded the bluff,
and a 6trango sight greeted their eyes.
The morning was bitter cold, and a
fringe of ice bordered the bank:; of
the traok. Broken ice and a wet trail
np tbe bank showed that the cat had
just swum through the icy stream aud
explained his present predicament.
For he certainly was iu the gravest
prediomnet in which ever a wildcat
found him-elf. Uc was fa-.tet.ed firmly
to one of tho fetoel rails by one fore
foot. The supposition is that tho eat had
oome through the river and leaped up
tbe trackembankmeat. ilis last jump
brought oue of his wet forefeet upou
the rail, and, Recording to the familiar
prinoiple of physics, it frjze to the
steel. Tbero ne was, hold as fast as if
in tho jaws of a trap. The gronnd
showed that he had struggle 1 to freo
himself, but his efforts had been in
As tho handcar approached tbe cat
swung around to face tho intruders,
and, in doing so, another foot struck
the rail acd was hold firmly. A few
more struggles, a strong brace to free
the captive feet, and thetwo free ped
al extremities touched the rail.
Snarlinir and with flashing eyes, tho
captive creature watched tbe section
men alight from the handcar, but he
was incapable of resistance. A blow
from a crowbar cracked his skull, and
and the victim of cold water was dead.
It required a strong pull to detach tho
frozen feet from tbe rail, and when
they did come, patohes of skin btill
adhered to the steel.
The Clallam County Immigration
Association of Port Angeles, Wash.',
has established a bureau ut St. Tii'il.
Minn., and is sending out whole f am-, believed to Be less injurious to The"
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The Home Coming.
In Rlad ereen Holds sweet bells ure ringing
In woodlands dim a thrush is singing.
And fountains at thy feet are sprluglii
In vine-Had cots the lights are shining
Vhr8 risf no songs ot nail repining,
And roses for thy rest are twining.
And one awaits thv kiss thy greeting:
Thy heirt ber dear name Is repeating
And times tny footstps with lis beating
Sweet ts tby toll thy stroncr endeavor.
And neither life nor death shall sever
Tny heart from love that Hvps fonver.
F. L. Stauto.
The Cold Wave's Cumins,
took np believers tho cold iviive'soomlnl
Like n rcRimunt u-tlnimminsl
'I ne blizzard buimcrs blow
O'er the nrmi's of the anew
The cold Vive' eomlug by-and-by!
Look iip,beliove,n the cold wave's coming,
And a-payinct what It';' owlngj
Tlie blizzard captains shout
To the soldiers marshalled out,'
Xb eold wave's coming by-aad-oy1
Okop.bellovers the cold wave's coming.
Like a thousaud bands a-drummlng'
And tho mountains und til- sens
Will lio fntoue I iuthefrt'i'Zrt
Ob, thu oold wuvo's Oijiniu:: iiy-uiid-ny!
Since I Met You.
Busier Is the mornins, burnished
Uv tll hand of d:iy;
Br.:,'htT Is the pathway furnishod
Phoebus on his way;
Eotierls tho moouliwu'. streaming
HiKh-wlused cirrus ttnouurli
Happier hoart and sweeter dreaming
Siuco I mot you!
hwent.-r Is the thrush's singlns
When tha dowls deep;
8 w .Jeter memory's kiss a-rflusin-x
On the lips of sleep:
K" l ler s the rose, and wiiilor
Is the lily true,
And liuilymlon's amllo Is brighter
.since I met you;
Lovelier the da'nask plush Is
On tho coated peueh,
tho harvest applo bluhos
At the farm'-r's reach,
An I tho truo-blue harebell never
.lad ich lovely nue;
tut my heart Is lost forever
Sinoa I mot you!
A. Ulau vilie, lu Boston Transcript.
Out In the oburehvard tho grass crew deep,
Wuere tiiu peaceful dead were lying;
Over their quiet anil holy sliwp
The butterflies wiiito weru llyinsr,
An l ono little ohll l w.is playiu there
Iu tho churchyard, sunny nud st II;
He'd wandered away, iu bis innocent play,
From the litulu white house on tha hill.
"Jiuito;-:!it;.-, butterflies!" erio.l tlie child,
kt he p aya t ou the jracsv soil,
"You'ra tho soul? of li-jitHJle dead ohildroo
Fluttering up to God
Out In the chm-chvard a place new-mado,
Waits for the iuuocent ileaii;
Sliil, lor ihe dear littls sleeper, there
Waited his quiet bod;
An I a Ions lareweil they say overhiin,
With kisses on lip and brew;
And, with flowers sweet a- bend and fees,
Ho R.ies lorn his mMber now.
Butterflies fhi'tei nhove her head,
As sue kneels ou tho grassy so I,
And the littlo whito sjuI of her pieoious
Flutters away to fiod'
Ajnclia Sanfori. in Ladies' Home Journal-
" I'll Do What I Can."
Who taUes for hi motto. -'I'll do whst I
Shall better the world as he goes down
The willing young heart makes the eapabl
Aud who does whs? he can, oft Can do
what ho will.
There's strength iu the impulse to help
And forces undreamed of will come to the
Of one who, tho woak, yet believe he Is
And offers himself to the task unafraid.
I'll do what 1 eau" is a challenge to fate,
And fato must succumb, when It's put te
A heart that b. wiillni; to labor and wait
In its tusslo with life, ever come out the
It puts the blue imps of depression to rout.
And makes many dttuVult problems soen
It mounts over obstacles, 'lissipates doubt.
And unravels kinks in life's curious ohaln.
"I'll do what I cau" keeps the Progress ma-
Tn t;oo I working ordor as eeuturies roll,
And civillzatiou would pen'h. i weon,
Were not those words whttou on many a
They fell tho great forests, they furrow the
They toek new inventions to benefit m'au,
Thev fear no exertion, muka pastime, ot
creat is tho earth's debt to "I'll do
what I can."
Ella Wheeler Wllaox, in Independent.
I'aris Policcuieu's Clubs.
Policemen in Paris now carry olubs,
beautifully decorated. They ure pure
white, with yellow handles, Around
the middle is painted- a double blue
ribbon, with the oity arms at the point
where tho ends of the ribbon cross.
Tbe white color will be more easily
noticed than any other by coachmen,
the stioks being held like conductors'
batons by tbe policemen in the middle
of the street, to direct travel to the
richt or left or to stop it when need-
The demand for teams that are
well matched has led in the Eastern
States to the bleaohing and dyeing
of horses until it has become quite an
arc This artificial coloring, however,
soou shows itself, aud frequently
'. "touched np."
corses nave to te
Such processen are
1yuiau ,uuu nrrug uimvubs fJurcuaQcr(
-twu.o is oitea deceived ia taat war,
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