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The Singing: Leper.
A Saxon ting with merry"thror
Of iioMos hunted in a wood
At eventide, whn lo! a song
Jlost wondrous broke, a tremulous flood
jraise from distant lips unseen.
he hufcters halted, listening keen
To catch each nearing echo, till
Among the trees a form unclean,
A leper white moved up the hill
Across their path, and sang the while.
Ilis livid features wore a smile;
His wrinkled hands were clasped in prayer;
While living death, a master vile,
Made all his ilt'sh a thoroughfare
For swift and myriad footed pain.
And all the while he sang his strain;
Then spake the king with stirring call,
And 1 :i ! hini halt; and with his train
Tlu king moved on with care withal
And questioned him with pitying gaze.
"How sing you thus these words of praise
When life is death?" A moment's pause,
Then smiling answered he: "I raise
My voice in songs of joy because
Although a loier, yet I know
'"That as my frame decays I grow
More near the sure dtlivcrance
That comes from (uxl, whose graces flow
Through all the wastes of circumstance
And moves by life and soul to Hini."
The kind's and nobles' eyes grew dim.
Then tt ning to his train the king
Spake thus. "Unto the very brim
Is this man's sorrow, yet ihey b
Rejoicings, for he trusts his Lord
"This leper's voice shall here rer
We have not hunted all in vaiii.
Our spoils this day is as a sword
W hose shining blade shall conquer pain.
And to our homes we turn again
With larger faith and nobler word.
Lyman Whitney Allen in the Independent.
"If ever I marry," Kitty Dale used to
say, half in earnest and half in fun, "the
fortunate man or, if you like it better,
the unfortunate man must be a person
who possesses these three qualities
wealth, good looks, sense. I name
wealth first, because I think it is the
most necessary and desirable quality of
the three. Although I would never
think of marrying a fool, or a man
whose ugliness I should be ashamed of,
yet I thiak I would sooner talk sensibly
for the one or shine for the other, 'pro
vided he were rich, than to economize
and live in obscurity with any man,
however handsome and sensible he
I know not how much of this came
from Kitty's heart; that some of it did
the sequel will show. "Without doubt
she built her full share of Spanish cas
tles, for lier education in the duties and
objects of life were exceedingly imper
fect, if not absolutely false. But who
ever became acquainted with Kitty's
truly womauly nature, could not doubt
that she was capable of deeper and
And the time approached when Kitty
must t:tke the important step the most
important in a woman's life of which
she had so often speken so lightly;
when she would give her friends an
opportunity to judge how much of her
heart there was in the words we have
At the joyous"age of eighteen she had
a goodly number of suitors. As she
never seriously encouraged but two, we
will follow her example, and leaving
the others unnoticed, consider the only
relative advantages and merit3 of her
Frank Gothwait possessed many ex
cellent qualities, which gave him the
reputation among the early and more
discriminating portion of his acquaint
ances as being "a highly estimable
young man;" among his comrades as
being "a very good fellow;" and among
the young ladies of being "just as nice
as he could be.''
Kitty loved Frank; she couldn't help
it, and Frank knew it. He was con
vinced she preferred his society to that
of Tom Wellington, his only rival.
This Tom Wellington, his comrades
called him the 'Duke," was neither nn
idiot, or hump-backed or bow-legged,
all of which I wish he had been; it
would have made my story much more
interesting. On the contrary he was a
sensible, handsome, well-bred young
man ; and so far as I know, there was
not a trace of the rascal ia his composi
tion. Be:ids these advantages, he,
the son of one of our merchant princes,
possessed an income sufficient to enable
him to live superbly. He counted his
thousands when his rival counted hun
dreds Frank rested his hope?, therefore, en
tirely on the influence he possessed over
Kitty's heart. The "Duke," although
just the man for her in every particular,
as he was rich, handsome and sensible,
could never succeed in winning her af
fections; and the amiable Frank could
not or would not believe she would al
low the better promptings of her nobler
and better nature to be over-ruled by
When he, however, one day insisted
on knowing his fate, she startled him
by. saying, with a deep-drawn sigh,
"Ah, Frank, I am sorry we ever met I"
"Yes, I have thought it all over;
we can never bo anything but friends."
"Whatl" exclaimed Frank, turning
suddenly, and nervously twisting his
"Neve., never, " said Kitty in a tone
Frank sat down beside her on the sofa ;
put his arm around her waist in spite of
a gentle "Don't do that," and letting
his voice sink almost to a murmur, spoke
to her to the proud Kitty until she
"Kitty," said ho, in a tone full of
tender emotion "Kitty, I know that
you love me, but you are proud, ambi
tiouSjSclfiih. If it is really your will that
I should leave you, speak the word, and
I will go. "
"Go, then," 'murmured Kitty.
"Have you fully decided?" asked
Frank, hardly able to believe his ears.
"Then, farewell 1"
Ho took her hand in his, looked for a
moment at her pretty, tearful face, and
then, unable to control himself, pressed
her passionately to his bosom.
She not only submitted to his em
brace without a st niggle, but giving
way to an irresistible impulse, threw her
arms lovingly around his neck. Sud
denly, however, recollecting her resolu
tion, she loosened her hold and pushed
him from her with a sigh.
"Shall I go?" he stamttiered.
A faint "Yes" fell from Kitty's lips
the next moment she lay alone, sobbing
and weeping on the sofa. But, little by
little, grief seemed to wear itself out.
Her .tears ceased to flow and her breath
ing became more regular. Her head
rested on her arm, and her face was
half concealed beneath a flood of dark
The struggle was over; the pain
was already stilled. She saw Mr.
Wellington enter, and sprang up gaily
to meet and welcome him. His
manner pleased her; his social
position and wealth fascinated her.
His heart, he said, had long been hers;
would she not accept his hand ? She
would, and did. A kiss sealed the be
trothal; but it was no such kiss as she
had given Frank, and she could scarcely
suppress a sigh. Poor Kitty !
The wedding was superb. Elegantly
attired, her beauty was truly dazzling;
while everything around her seemed to
float in the, witching atmosphere of a
fairy land, sie gave her hand to the
man that lvr ambition and not her
heart had chsen.
Her fricnd were numerous; her hus
band was tenter, devoted and loving;
but all their friendship and all his ten
derness were jot sufficient to satisfy the
longings of Jer woman's 'heart.. She
had known tiat it is to love to be
uader the infl-encc of that divine en
chantment wSch cannot be bought and
sold like chattds in the market; but her
heart seemeddcad"; it found no conso
lation or synpathy in her luxurious
Then camia change in her husband.
He could rem long remain blind to the
fact that hislove was not returned. He
sought the companionship of those
whose gaicy enabled him, iu some
measure, toforget his grief; he betook
himself of those social byways which
are the reftje of so many disappointed
husbands, ud sought to warm his heart
at foreign hearths. Kitty complained
to her hushnd that he had neglected
her. He rplied with reproaches that
she had decived him, had never loved
him reproches that her conscience
told her sh deserved.
"What rght have you," he cried, "to
call me to ccount, go where I will, or
do what I will you who have never
"But i is wrong, sinful! remon
"True,'' said he. "It is the sinful
fruit of sinful seed. And who sowed
this seed? Who gave me her hand with
out her leart? Who became the sharer
of my foitune without giving me ashare
of her aff'Ctions! Who has taught me
the panjs of unrequited love? No, no,
do not W;ep and clasp your hands! I say
nothing that you do not deserve to
"I ha-e not said I do not deserve your
reproacles; but, whether I am or not
the cold deceitful thing you say I am,
you mut see that this state of things
"I knsw it," he said, firmly.
Wellington's brow bore a portentous
aspect. He fixed his eyes for a moment
on his vife, and then said, in a measured
tone : 'I have decided to life with you
no longer, madam. I am tired of being
called the husband of the charming Mrs.
Wellington. You must go your road.
I will go mine. Neither shall stand in
the other's way. We will be free."
"But the world?" cried poor Kitty,
"Tha world. ha!-the world will
flatter you and admire you then as now.
What more do you want? To call a
simple joining of worldly interests, in
accordance with certain forms, a union
what an absurdity! The farce has
lasted long 'enough. But few under
stand the meaning of the word man and
wife,. And do you understand their
meaning? Do you know that there can
be no union unless mutual love be the
connecting link? Enough of this mum
mery! I will consult with my friends
regarding the conditions of our separa
tion. No, no, you need have no fears.
You need not weep and cling to me.
I will be generous with you. You shall
have as muchof my fortune as you de
He pushed her from him. She fell on
the sofa, and .from the depths of her
despair she cried: "Frank! Fraukl why,
why did I send you from me? Why
was I so blind until this came upon me
to open my eyes?"
She laid upon the sofa, sobbing and
weeping bitterly. Gradually her grief
seemed to subside; she breathed calmly;
her tears ceased to flow, and her lay
lightly on arm, over which hung her
loosened tresses in all their luxurious
"Frank!" she murmurs suddenly;
'dear Frank, come back to me, come
back to me!"
"Here I am," said a gentle voice.
She opened her eyes and raised her
head. Frank stood beside her.
"You have been asleep," said he,
"Ay, and have been dreaming.'
. "Dreaming ?" murmured Kitty; "and
is this all a dream ?"
"I hope so," taking her hand. "1
knew you would not drive me from you
so cruelly ; so I waited in your father's
room, where I have been talking with
him for the last hour. I came back to
plead my cause once more, and found
you asleep where I left you."
"Ah, what a frightful dream!" mur
mured Kitty, rubbing her eyes. "II
was so like a hideous reality that I trem
ble when I think of it. I thought I was
"If it was so terrible," said Frank,
"I hope you did not dream you were
married to me."
"No; I thought that I had given my
hand to one who had not, and to whom
I could never give my heart."
"So, then, he to whom you give youi
hand must first have won your heart?"
"Yes, Frank, he must," said Kitty,
smiling through her tears; "and there
"A Drink and a Rock."
I shall never again say that the Massa
chusetts people are not hospitable,
writes the New Orleans Picayune's Bos
ton correspondent. A day or two ago
1 was driving along a country road jut
outside of Boston, and chanced to stop
at a farm house to inquire my way. An
old lady came to the door and, having
given me the information I desired,
politely asked me to have, 8o she ex
pressed it "a drink and a rock." By a
"drink" I rather supposed she
meant a glass of milk. The
"rock" was a luxury the nature
of which was beyond imagining. Satis
fied, however, that it was something in
viting, I accepted the offer with thanks,
and, having tied my horse, went inside.
My hostess thereupon requested me to
be seated in her best rocking chair, and
poured me out a glass of water. ' "Now,"
she said "you cau have a drink and a
rock, and rest yourself as long as yon
like." Certainly this is the most inex
pensive entertainment I have ever heard
of. It beats the 5 o'clock tea all hollow.
Art Running to Extremes.
"Here, come into our sitting-room,
will you?" said a Buffalo gentleman to a 1
Courier reporter; "I just want to show
you how art can be prostituted. My
wife has gone and bought a stove and
paid $75 for it $40 for the heating ap
paratus and $35 for those nickel gim
crncks and figures on it, and those tiles
jammed into it. I told her she had no
sense of the fitness of things. If we
want nickel statuettes and tiles, let's
have 'em where they belong, and not on
a pesky stove. A stove is made to give
warmth, not to serve as a crockery cab
inet. The next step will be art coal
hods, art dish-pans, art potato-barrels
aud art rat-traps. The plainer and less
conspicuous a stove is the better. A
stove covered with these gewgaws is as
out of place as a coal heaver going to
work in a dress suit anil patent leather
Nearly 400,000,000 People in China.
The authorities of Pekin have recently
taken a census of tho Empire, and as it
was for taxing purposes the proneness to
disbelieve in the large estimates must
be modified accordingly. The figures
returned by the village bailiffs made the
population 316,383,500, which together
with the estimates of five provinces
omitted, makes the aggregate about
392,000,000. These figures are inde
pendent of the population of Corea,
Thibet and Kashgar. As the popula
tion of India exceeds 250,000,000, the
Hindoos and' Chinese' constitute more
than half the entire human race. Lon
Prices of Sealskins
' A Californian, largely interested in
the fur seal industry, says that sealskins
are expensive, not because they are
scarce, but because the trade limits the
supply. If ail the skins that could be
taken were poured upon the market,
the fur would become so common that
it would cease to be desired by the
wealthy. So the seal catchers agree
upon the total number that they will
put upon the market, and they make
their report to the furriers of London
and Paris, who meet each year and de
cide upon prices.
How the Monstrous Brutes are
Captured Alive in' India.
Driving the .Animals Into a
The first thing to be done is to find
the herd of elephants which it is in
tended to hunt. Its position has been
previously ascertained, as nearly as pos
sible; but of course a few days or a few
hours may have mads some great
changes, and some sudden alarm may
have driven them all right away, c the
herd may have become divided, or it
may turn out that another herd has ap
proached it and miyW induced, by
adroit maneuvering, tj join St. The
herd having been found, without its
being alarmed, the next thin is to sur
rouud it at a distance by a light cordon
of men, and guide its uncoinscious steps
toward the kheddah la which it is to be
inclosed and captured. The generr.l idea of
a kheddah may be takjen from an open
pair of compasses, ci which the round
head or hinge represents tbe. inclosure
into which the flephanti are to be
driven; while the outspread arms of the
compass represent the loag lines of ob
stacles or scare j y which the elephants
are prevented trom strr yinj to one side
or the other, J so" that they advance
through the piArpo3cl undisturbed jun
gle ia tho centre, be-ween the gradually.
converging li,hes of obstacles in tho khed
dah or inch pure already nuntioned. The
elephant is timid and cautious animal.
Hit meets ; with any chopped branches
o; trees, cr indications of tie presence of
man, -or anything to which its eyes are
un;cuusioiVaed, it will not advance in
that direction. The real diffi
culty ' of I the -hunter lius in mak
ing their lateral lines of obstacles suf
ficiently obvious to the elephants with
out alarmio g them too much. At this
early tage of the proceedings not a
man should thow himself, lest the wild
elephants sho-bild be frightened and
make a stampolc. TLc animal should
do icit ro pruye mm.li on nis own
cleverness at havi:ng detected signs of
danger, in conseqt iouco tf which he ad
vances in what see. ms a safe direction.
But as the devote? I herd gets further
and further into thje funnel of the con
verging lines, much 4 stronger measures
have to be adoj-ivd. . Considerable
pressure is put t:hcni from behind, to
urge them on ythe right direction;
and simultaneously the visible ob
stacles along tho sidc.i.s have to be much
strengthened and effectively guarded,
to prevent the herd from breaking
through them. As the t'LlqJiants actu
ally approach the kheddahjtself these is
no longer any concealment on the part
of the hunters. The firing of giTn and
the beating of drums, and loud shtHits
and noises, with long lines of firea, maue
out of the dried grass and brushwood,
which have been collected for this pur
pose, compel the affrighted animals To
push onward, until they fiaally enter the.
kheddah itself, where at first all seems
comparatively silent and safe.
With regard to tht actual kheddah or
inclosure, in which the elephants are
captured, a few woris may suffice. It
is, of course, surrounded by a fence;
but the posts and r;i Is are huge trees
and large branches routly intertwined,
and strongly support-d by groins to pre
vent them from yiel ing to the rush of
the elephants trying lo escape from their
captors. And if the e is time to dig it,
a comparatively small ditchinside the
fence adds greatly to its strength. The
elephant sees the newly dug earth
and fears a jitfalL Its feet
sink into mud and water, and the.
forcer of its change against tho fence
itself is thus brokei. Presently, when
all the herd have entered the inclosure, a
ponderous gate 13 closed behind them;
and this gate has to be stoutly fortified,
and also defended by a number of men,
firing blank cartridges in the face of any
elephant thabcharges at them. In the
same way, the whole circle of the
kheddah is lined on its outer side with
men, firing guns and brandishing torches
to repel the charges of the elephants,
until the whole herd morally and physi
cally collapses, and tries to shelter itself
in whatever cover may still be found
from the trees and jungle left standing
in the inclosure. Longman's Maga
zine. 'N Cure for Chapped Hands.
Wash the hands with fine soap, and
before removing the soap scrub tem
witji a tablespoonful of Indian meal,
rinsing thoroughly with soft tepid
water, wipe the hands perfectly dry,
then rinse them in a very little water
containing a teaspoon ful of pure glycer
ine, Tubbing the hands together until
the water has evaporated. The glycer
ine must be pure or it will irritate in
stead of healing.
'V v.. Caught.
He What will you have, dear, candy
or ice-cream? ' .
She No, Edward, get me some pop
He Do you like that stuff ?
She Yes; I like everything that
pops. Harper's Bazar.
Coursing the Jack-Rabbit,
One of the most exhilarating sports
known in the West is the jack-rabbit
coursing on the . plains. It is not in
dulged in in the Eastern States to any
extent, owing to the lack of plains and
jack-rabbits. But to many a man who
has lived in tho West the mere mention
of the words will call up a train of
memories of stirring dashes over the
snowcovered prairies after the rabbit
Ji. brace)f racing greyhounds held
with a leash, followed by a score or
more of lovers of the sport on horseback,
start out on a bracing winter morning, j
when thera is a light covering of snow j
on the ground, for the places where the
jack-rabbits are wont t"coagregate.
The jack-rabbit is unknown to the east
ern part of this country. He is the
counterpart of the English hare. He is
larger than the common rabbit or "cot
ton tail." He has long legs, and in a
race is a runner worthy the attention of
the fleetest of greyhounds. The coursers
search in tho snow for a fresh jack-rabbit
track and follow it up. When tho
rabbit is spied the hounds are let loose
and rush after him. The whole crowd
of horsemen follow after, whooping and
yelling and urging on their horses to the
top of their speed.
The hounds do not at first attempt to
catch the rabbit. They arc too wary for
that. They simply try to run him down.
The jack-rabbit is an expert at dodging,
and the hounds try to head him off
whenever he attempts to make a sharp
turn. At last by superior strength, and
the advantage of two to one, they suc
ceed in tiring him out, and he falls an
easy victim. Every time a hound heads
the rabbit off it is a point in his favor.
Two points ate placed to the credit of
the dog which catches the rabbit. A
referee, mounted on a swift, sure horse,
leads the followers of the dog and marks
the points. In this way it is decided
which hound wins. Stakes of from
$25 to $100 are usually up on these
races. Boston Transcript.
The Sparrow Nuisance.
The English Spirrtfw is an enemy of
our native songsters and drives them
away; he is the foe of the gardener and
fruit grower, because he expels the in
sectivorous bird, and then solaces him
self with the young plants, the buds and
the fruit; he is destructive to the grape
crop, and a rapicious feeder thereupon.
In ten days, Sparrows in Australia robbed
a single vineyard of three thousand
pounds of grapes. This bird is an
enemy to the grain growth, and destroys
the grain in the milk, as well as eats
and wastes it in the ripened head. He
defiles buildings and destroys the vines
that cling to them. He is not
a destroyer of insects. These bold
ly festoon the haunts of the
Sparrow with webs, and fasten their
cocoons to them. At first he had the
reputation of destroying caterpillars,
find . the measuring worm. But now
our ' Csj-sar feeds on more toothsome
meat. TiiffJtate Entomologist of New
York has proven 'up? observation, that
the caterpillar thrives' w"6 the Spar- ?
reached by more thr one
entomologist. The '-ss from
Sparrows in England
is put at four
million dollars a year. In Australia
the loss is greater, and in the United
States it passes computation. Ameri
can Agriculturist. ,
Wonderful Skill with a Rifle.
B. A. Bartlett of Randolf, in this
state, is a remarkable rifleman. In a re
cent exhibition of his skill he is said to
have hjt a common white bean at a dis
tance or twenty-five yards, holding his
rifle iu various positions. He also hit a
postal card that was set up edgewise.
Using a thirty-two calibre ball he shot
through a thirty-two calibre pistol bar
rel, .the bullet splitting on a knife blade
on the further end of the revolver bar
rel and each half of the bullet breaking
an egg. He ignited a parlor match held
by a person at the target stand, knocked
the ashes from cigars and concluded by
shooting a bean from the nose of a
friend who had sufficient confidence in
his skill to permit the attempt. All
these remarkable shots are vouched for
by reputable witnesses. Chicago
,An Unexplored Country..
Morocco is sometiimis called, the
"China of the West," for it is fully as
much behind the times, and is even
more of a mystery. There U really less
known about somo parts of it to-day
than there is about the centre of Africa.
Its area has never been accurately com
puted, and its population has been vari
ously estimated at from two and a half
to eight millibas; the very names of the
tribes that compose it being unknown.
Its high mountains, the loftiest on the
Mediterranean, are unexplored, and
many of its inland cities have never
been entered by a European. Cosmo
politan. ' :
The Cause or It
Wife (who has had her photograph
taken) I think the expression about the
mouth, John, is too firm. , . ?.
Husband A trifle, perhaps; but it
was probably an eifort for you to keep
it shut, my dear. New York Sun.
' Norman Lockyer, the English scien
tist, claims to have discovered that the
origin of the universe is found in the
No less than 2G9 little planets are now
known in the asteroid zone, sixty oi
them having been discovered by Dr.
J. Palisa, the well-known astronomer of
The municipal gardeners of Paris
raise 232 varieties of apples in the or
chard of the Luxembourg Gardens. The
fruit is divided into three parts; the
finest specimens are sent to the Prefect
of the Seine, the second part is given to
the Val-de-Grtse Military Hospital and
the third is sold to the great Paris res
taurants. The singular fact is demonstrated
that, while the most rapid cannon shots
scarcely attain a velocity of 600 metres
a second over 1,500 milei per hour
meteorites are known to penetrate the
air with a velocity of 40,000, or even
(50,000 metres per second, a velicity
which raises the air at once to a temper
ature of from 4,000 to 6,000 degrees
Experiments with the "diffusion pro
cess" of extracting sugar from the cane,
which have recently been made in
Louisiana, are very encouraging to those
who believe in this mode of manu
facture. It is claimed that by the diffu
sion process almost all tho sugar is ex
tracted, and, on this account, that the
cane can be profitably grown in this
There have recently be A discovered
in the high Alps, near the summit of
the great -St. Bernard, five large granite
altars and a number of other relics of
the stone age, such as axes, knives,
etc., used iu pagan epochs for sacrifices.
Swiss writers emphasize the historical
importance of this discovery, in that it
is a proof that Mt. Saint Bernard was a
place of sacrifice in pagan times, and
also that as far back as the age of stone
the Canton Valais was inhabited by
The plan for signalling accurate time
from 'seacoasts was first adopted by
Great Britain about thirty years ago.
That country has now on its coasts four
teen time-balls and five other, time
signals, and its colonies and dependen
cies have twenty-six time-balls; Ger
many has seven time-balls;. France, foui
time-balls and two other signals; Swe
den and Norway, Austria-Hungary,
Holland with Belgium, and the United
States, have five time-balls each; Den
mark has two; Spam and Portugal, one
each; Italy, none.
Alfalfa, according to Prof. Morrow,
endured the drought better than any
other forage plant on the farms of the
University of Illinois, and red clover
came next. Of the true grasses orchard
grass was best for quickness of starting
after cutting or fer rain, and for the
amount of-fod furnished while the
drougb was at its worst Timothy was
ov to start after cutting and did act
respond readily to the rains.
rkPP1 sroyrinz first of d5ilJESiSS?
liuocs, uut l(uiv,o.ij lciiicu aider uivvn
The use of oil by vessels at sea for
ccothlng tho waves in time of 6torm, ap
pear to be on the point of ve'ry extended
anJ practical application. It is stated
that x5ea breakers," appliances for the
distribute 0f 0t have been patented
both at hom& abroad, and are used
by all cattle-cai.vjng steamers and
some other vessels, wuae a special oil is
now manufactured for """Mje purpose
Tho hydrographer of the Unltea States
has published within the last two year,
in pamphlet form; digested from the
Monthly Pilot Chart, a list of 120 au
thenticated cases in which furious seae
were allayed by the use of oil,
The Chloral Habit
Chloral hydrate is one of the best
sleep-producers known to science. It
leaves few pernicious after-effects, and
does not lessen pain like opium or pro
duce the delightful, dreamy condition
that follows the use . of the last-named
drug in many people. As taken by some
as an naoituai uose to induce sleep it is
not free from danger. Sleep should be
natural in order to be refreshing. The
effect of chloral is to induce an artificial
condition resembling natural sleep in
some respects, but not giving the weary
brain all the rest it needs in order that
waste of substance shall be followed by
complete repair. The chloral habit is
not easily formed, for the taste of the
mixtures . in which it is necessarily
given is not pleasant There
are instances of it being formed and the
consequences are mental and physical
debility, the former sometimes amount
ing almost to complete imbecility. Like
the other drugs of its class, it should not
be taken except by the advice of a com
petent physician. Insomnia sleepless
ness is better treated by exercise car
ried to fatigue, by baths, avoidance of
stimulants, inc'uding tea and coffee, and
by methodical attention to diet, ventila
tion. of sleepiug apartments, and mas
sage when necessary, than by any of the
. drugs which produce a condition more
or less closely imitating sleep. Herald
Seek your treasure, and you'll find
It exis-ts but in the mind.
Wealth is but the power that hires
Blessings that the heart desires;
And if these are mine to hold
Independently of gold,
And the gifts it can bestow,
I'm richer than I know !
Rich I am if, When I pass
'Mid the daisies on the grass,
Every daisy in my sight
Seems a jewel of delight!
Rich am I, if I can see
Treasure in the flower and tree.
And can hear 'mid forest leaves
Music in the summer eves;
If the lark that sings aloud,
On tho fringes of the cloud,
Scatters melodies around
Fresh as raindrops on the ground;
And I bless the happy bird
For the, joy it has conferred;
If the tides upon the shore
Chant me anthems evermore;
And I feel in every mood
That life is fair and God is good!
I am rich if I possess
Such a fund of happiness,
And can find where'er I stray
Humble blessings on the way,
And deserve them ere they're given
By my gratitude to heaven.
A watch that.don't run doesn't need
The most insane of the cereals is un
doubtedly cracked wheat.
Money is so tight now that some peo
ple haven't even any loose change.
A poet sings: "A little further on I
shall find rest." teep him moving.
The man who is slow to express an
jht just as well send it by
The. thing that
knows best is how
a woman "always
some other woman
ought to dress.
Odd, isn't it, but people who pass
their lives, so to speak, on beds of
down, seldom get down in the mouth."
Giving slippers to clergymen has gone
out of fashion. The disobedient chil
dren get them just the same, however.
George Westinghouso, Jr., inventor
of the air brake, is worth $9,000,000.
This is, perhaps, the largest fortune
Aver made out of wind.
When you see a man on a moonlighC
night trying to coifvince his shadow that
it is improper to follow a gentleman,
you may be sure it is high time for him
to join a temperance society.
Daughter Wasn't Julius Caesar one
of the strongest men that ever lived,
pa? Father-r-What makes you ask that
question? Daughter I was just read
ing that he threw a bridge over the
Six Stricken Sionx.
In 1881 I was hunting some lost
horses in the broken country west of the
Big Horn river. I had ridden all th
morning over a country that strange
to me. About eleren o'clock I crossed
a plateau, and was surprised to
suldenly to' the edge of .ZTtna
j existence of wll- eTen 8US
l.iUS$-.ic?n " the canyon was a stream
with clumns of cottouwood timber along
us banks, and in one of th open spaces
was an Indian lodge. The Indians that
hunted in that country were peaceable,
but the war was just over, anonauj-
Sioux was feeling very sore. If they
were urows or .a-rapauuca
get some information about my
horses. I lay down and watched. No
smoke came from the tepee; no one
moved around it; half a dozen ponies
grazed a few hundred yards distant
w,, ,!,, not even adosr. which looked
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rather suspicious. After waiting
minutes I knew no more than
Suddenly three white-tailed deer came
from the timber and walked leisurely
across the opening. Then I knew that
the camp was deserted, and the strange
ness of it startled me. I mounted and
rode down to the creek, and straight to
the tepee. I threw back the flap, and I
shall remember what I saw until death.
In the centre of the tepee was spread a
buffalo robe and on the robe were guns
and scalps and many . arrows; and
sitting cross-legged in a circle
around the robe, were six braves of
the Sioux Nation. All were in their
prime all decked out in war paint and
each one held a bow And arrow in his
hand. On every face was an expression
of calm indifference, as of one who
neither suffers nor enjoys, neither hopes
nor fears. The faces were thoso of
dead men, and small-pox had marked
them with its awful mark. They took
their misery with their heads up, and
even the horrors of this disease could
leave upon their hearts no stain of fear,
upon their brows no marks of suffering.
And this that their God might judge
them men, and fit them to pitch their
camps forever in the-" groves and green
fields of paradise. Washington Star.
A Hard Hit
'If I were .. bald as you" said Gui
Smith to gne of the most prominent
citizens of Austin, "I would wear a
wig." , ' - ' : 1. ";
' I don't "jBee why you should .'ever
wear a wig if you were bald," was the
quiet response. "An. empty barn
doesn't need any roof," Siftings.
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