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Wbcn Caleb Bridgeiray irent to
Minnwota, several jears before the
war, to locate a home steed, and grow
up wiMi the conntry, he had been
greatly aided by a loan f a few hun
dred dollars from his friend Horace
Mayzie. Horace was repaid in a rery
fey years, for Caleb was one of tEose
clear-sighted, energetic fellows who
SUCCeed at almost ovorirr nin tUw nn
- . " " J "ft 1J
dertake; indeed, be was so forehand-
ert, three years after the loan was
made, as to send with hia final pay
ment a handsome set of silver to the
lady who, Horace had written, was
about to liecomo Mrs. Mayzie. After
the wedding, letters between the two
were exchanged at long intervals, and
when try chance they both, travelling,
met one day in Qhicago, it flashed upon
the Westerner that his old friend,
who as usual, was exquisitely dressed,
was somewhat ashamed of the
roughly clad, loud-spoken speculator
Caleb went home with a sore in his
heart; he wrote -no more letters, for
Horace whs stUl his debtor in his re
spect. Yet tie remained bravely loyal
in spirit to the man whose service to
him had b -en so great, aud he never
met a New Yorker without asking
about H r.ve Mayzie; that he got i in
formal ion from only a Unit one man
in fifty did not discourage Uim in the
least, but his heart sank a little, ns
the years" went On, to find fewer ;.nl
fewer men who knew his old friend.
Meanwhile Caleb prospered; he not
only trrew Avitu his 8tate, but uhead of
it, unt'l he became millionaire by
courtesy, and apparently merited his
title. Money was scarce in his State,
bnt certainly be owned much nrorertv.
rHe marrietl a woman who taught him
to look the equal of big j os tion, and
finally, partly to please his wife and
parti to further a little job of hs
own, be consented to run for Congress
from a distriet in which no one dared
befoie go.un t Washington liow
ever, be went to New York, hoping to
resuiue the oi-l friendly relations witli
Mayzie. He had become worldly wise
enough to admit that, after all pibapsr
Horace, who ulwyyshad attached rcut
i in porta 1 1 to dress ami address, was
not eat T'd v to be blamed for gently
suubbing a man who never then wore
polisbel snoes amkelean-sIiaTeh clneks
except on .Sundays. Now thing
would-Ie different; Caleb dressed in a
good tasie as any business mvu in the
East, and his wife hud given biuisonie
practical instructions in carriage and
mannera for which he was profoundly
grat?ful, though they were very much
like some lie had ignored when offered
by his mother, thirty years before.
Besides, there was his newly engraved
card, with jLhe letters "M. under
his name. Horace had never been to
Congress, or Caleb would have known
of it. Vhn they were'boys together,
Horace had always longed to become
acquainted with a Congressman? Ca
leb did not wish his old friend any
humiliation, but he could net repress
a gentle chuckle as he imagined how
Horace wuuld look on reading that
With the air of a man whose foot
was once more on his native heath,
Caleb no sooner retched New York
than he hurried through the well-re
membered streets to the district domi
nated by the leather trade, of which
Horace and his" father had been mem
bers. A strange name was over the
door of the old, building, which other
wise was unchanged.
"Where have Mayzie & Son moved
to 1' Caleb asked of a rotund gentle
man in the office.
The gentleman looked astonished.
then thoughtful, ami replied :
k,To Heaven, 1 hope."
uWhat?" said Caleb, loosing hold of
the UM. C." card, which had been m
his lingers, hidden by his overcoat
noeket. tor ten uunutes: "as bad as
l,15ad! What better place could you
ask for them, my friend?" inquired the
u True " murine red Caleb. "1 didn't
mean it in that light. They were old
friends of mine-or the son
and 1 supposed he was still alive
"li m too bad. Horace was my
friend, too. Good fellow no better
man made. Always ready to oblige
friend;; at last he obliged
nirtiiv, and down he came
lrm came down with him.
k4Whv, confound him! exclaimed
Caleb. "whv didn't he say something?
He knew where to get money.1
''Indeed?" responded the merchant
uHe could have called on me for
anything he wanted,", continued Ca
leb, fumb.ingin his pocket tor a cam
this time it was one inserilied. "rresi
dent of the Bridgeway National
u Won't you walk in sir? "asked the
leather dealer, after looking at the prot
"Thank vou. 1 guess not. I'm afraid
I should see ghosts. Poor Harace
Why didn't he write to me of the fix
lie was in ! L owed my start in dusi
nesss to him, and he knew how grate
ful 1 was. Did he leave h'u family
well fixed ?"'
kTm afraid not sighed the merchant
t ben he baa money I ep-
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their ulvl fncnU. It sight of them.
"Heavens!" exclamed Caleb, I must
find those people."
"Let's look in the directory," saM
the dealer. "Mavaae is not a very
common name. Where is it? L M
--here it is only one ef the name
Harriet Mayzie, widow, 439 East th
Street, Ah! about as expected; the
poorest end of a rather poor street."
"I'll be there within an hour,"
said Caleb, pencilling the address on
the back of a letter. Good-day."
Then he hurried out, but returned
to remark : " Will you be good enough
to say, any time you hear Horace men
tioued, that he might have had all the
money he needed if he'd only said the
word? I mean it."'
"I believe you," said the merchant.
Within the hour Caleb was far up
town, and looking at the numbers on
some dingy wooden houses which had
once been pretty cottages. His pull
at the bell was answered by a slattern,
who in reply te his request for Mrs.
Mayzie snapped out, k'Up-stairs," and
disappeared. Reaching the second
floor, Caleb knocked at one door after
another. How he longed for a card
bearing only his name! At length a
door opened and a middle-aged woman
looked at him inquiringly.
"Horace Mayzie's widow?"
" Yes, sir."
"My name is Bridgewav, of Minne
sota. I am an old friend of your hus
"Oh, Mr. Bridgewav!- I remem
ber your name very well. Do come
Yet the door seemed held against
him a few seconds, and lie heard a rust
le of dresses inside. When at last
he wa admitted he and Mrs. Mavzie
"I've not been in New York before
n thirty years," said Caleb, "and I've
made it my first business to look up
mv dearest friend. I h'ldn't heard
and I'm awfully sorry." v
Mrs. Mayzie s kerchief found Jts
ay to her eves. Caleb could think of
nothing appropriate to say, so he look
ed about him. The room was neat
and by no means bare, but the carpet
was worn, and the furniture, while
sightly was old. Evidently the fami-
y was not suffering, but Jiothing looked
is Horace" would have had it in old
The silence was becoming awkward
when a voung women quite .a
pretty girl entered from an adjoining
"Agnes, dear," said Mi's. Mayzie,
"this is your fathers old friend Mr.
Bridge way, of Minnesota. You must
remember having heard us talk of
"Oh, indeed, ves, said the young
woman, effusively, and with a pleas
ant smile, as she offered the visitor her
Meanwhile two other young women
entered, whom Mrs. Mayzie addressed
as Cora and Helen.
"Well, Mrs. Mayzie." bluntly, after
looking at the tfcreo girls a moment,
"dear Horace left you a great deal to
be proud of.
"Yes sighed the widow, as the girls
looked pleased, "whatever else I lack.
uo women has three better daughters.
"Mamma! protested the girls m
"No use to deny it ladies," said Caleb
gallantly, "to anyone who knew your
Then he began to talk of Horace,
rightly supposing the subject interest
ing, and rapidly told one story alter
another to his friend's credit. In the
mean time he was carefully studying
the family, and talking against time
while he was forming conclusions.
Time flew rapidly; the gas was lighted,
and still the visitor remained. Inei
dently he learned the eldest daughter,
who looked tired, taught school, and
that the others did nothing in particu
lar. Liter in the evening a young
man called, aud Caleb suddenly realized
that it was night and he had kept the
family from their supper, so he depart
ed abruptly, first asking permission to
call on Mrs. ivlayzie next day, for a
talk about her lata husbands affairs and
No sooner was he out of the house
than Caleb, after the manner of men,
who have lived much in sparsely settled
counties, began muttering rapidly t,o
"Poor as poverty! that's plain
enough to see. They're all of them liv
ing, I suppose on the earnings of that
daughter who- teaches. Poor filing,
how tired she looked! She doesn't
get much pay, either, unless teachers
are better treated in New York than
elsewhere. Living on one floor of a
house! That was considered the bot
ton notch in New York, even wheu I
was a young fellow! Splendid girls
too dressed as plain as could lie. but
a good deal of Natural style about them
just like Horace. The ; o :ng men
at Bridge way would go wild over them.
Wonder if they call that chap a man
who came in while I was there? he
looked as if he lived on his self-conceit
and one meal a day. The idea of a
fello;.v like that m iking up to one of
Horace's my Horace's daughters.
Somet hing must be done for that fanii
iy, Caleb Bridleway, and you're the
man to do it."
, The new Congressman spent the
greater part of the night in formulat
ing a plan for bettering the condition
of his friend's family. To offer any
A '" " ' - , . 1
thing having the appearance of char
ity would be an insult to Horace's
memory, but he flattered himself that
he was smart enough to avoid that.
When, finally, he retired he murmured
"Its bound to work. And how hap
py they all will be! It will be worth
all that it will cost, just to see that
widow's face brighten when she takes
it all in. She's a superior women
couldn't be otherwise, if dear old Hor
ace found her the right girl for him
to marry. Can't hide the marks that
poverty has made on her face, though !
Thank God. those are marks that can
be rubbed out pf any face, by proper
Caleb was so delighted with his new
plan that he lay awake half the night
to think of it, and he awoke early
for a man in New York with the
fear that hc had overslept the appoint
ed hour, He dressed with more than
usual care; hia best, made to order in
Chicago for use in Washington, he
thought none too good to wear
when calling upon the widow of his
best friend. He reached the house
several moments ahead of time just
early enough to overhear the end of a
conversation, on the upper floor, be
tween Mrs. Mayzie and a landlord's
agent; the lady was begging a few
days' delay and the man was surly.
"lt me settle this bill for" you,
Mrs. Mayzie," said Caleb, hurrying up
the stairs; "you know I owe yov a lot
Then he took the man to the front
door, payed the sum demanded, and
solemnly promised the fellow, if he
would come West, to either teach him
how to be mannerly to a lady or to
drown him in the nearest creek.
"So sorry you had to overhear an
affair of that kind," murmured Mrs.
Mayzie, when Caleb rejoined her; then
she sank into a chair and averted a dis
"Don't mention it ray dear madam,'
said Caleb; "there's nobody alive, I
suppose, who hasn't been aunoyedby
a colleccor once in a while. Besides,
it gives me an opportunity breaks the
ice, so to speak, so I can tell you what
I have been thinking about, in con
nection with my dear old friend's fam
ily. First, let me ask you a few paint
ed questions; know you'll forgive me
when you know my purpose. Did
Horace leave you comfortably provided
"Ah, Mr. Bridleway," sighed the
widow, "if he had done so you would
not have heard the humiliating conver
sation with that "
"Just so," interrupted Caleb, "but I
didn't know but there might have len
some property which isn't productive
"Nothing remains," said the widow,
"but what is uuder this humble
"Uni no expectations, from either
side of the family?"
"One question more I know you'll
pardou me for it, for your husband and
I were dear friends. Are any of jour
daughters engaged ?"
"Not one; the dear girls have not
had proper social ad van t ages since their
father died. Dear Cora was just enter
ing society then, but she has been too
busy with her school-duties, for some
years, to keep up her old acquantauces.
Uesides, as you s e, we are uot so cir
cumstanced as to return any courtesies
of our old friends. The little society
we have now comes entirely through
our church connections; the dear girls
do not bck admirers, but none are such
as could make them happy."
"Then, Mrs. Mayzie, said Caleb,
"let me explain my reason for .asking
all these questions. 1 should like to
take vou and your entire family to
"Oh, Mr. Bridgewav !" Caleb whose
eves were looking carefully for the
effect of His words, could not determine
whether the lady was vexed or pleased,
so be said quick! v:
"Don't misunderstand me, please.
I don t suggest it as a charity, but an
entirely business-like operation. I
want to give the family a start, just as
. i i r r
your husband gave me. ne are going
to have a first-class private school in
our twn "Caleb had mentally prganiz
ed this educational institution only the
night before); "I, as president of the
Board of Trustees, will hac the
naming of the three teachers aim their
salaries. It, will be a thousand dollars
a year to your family, and I assure you
Mrs. Mayzie, that a thousand dollars
in our town goes as far as two or three
times as much in New York"
"It is very kind of you to think of
us, I am sure very kind, said Mi's.
Mayzie, but her face was still a puzzle
to the visitor.
What could be the matter? Was it
nride? Per linns Mi's. Mayzie herself
might be thinking of changing her
name. Or. could it be that she dis
liked the thought of her daughters be
"Of one thing 1 can assure you, my
dear madam, said the astute Label,
"and that is that your daughters would
not be teachers very long unless they
insist on remaining siugle. Our couu
try is full of fine y mng men, who know
good blood when they see it.--" Your
charming daughters would hae uoend
t . a r
a? re? . it
kind of vou to think so, 1 am
sure " said Mis. Mavzie. Ihen she
looked thoughi.fi.! a moment and continued:
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a way iron, new
"Not now, my dear madam not
now. I came throngh in about fortys
eight hours." A new view of the case
came to him suddenly, and he went on:
"As to the cost of getting there, and
transporting alt yonr belongings, I
have influence enough to get railway
passes to cover all." ("I hope," he
continued to himself, "that she does
not know about the Interstate Com
Mrs. Mayzie mnsed, and Caleb won
dered what could be preventing her
replying with well, wih the hearti
ness which he thought such an offer
ought to elicit, no matter who might
'K)h!" he exclaimed
le exclaimed: "stupid of menoTlcuse me if I nsk plain questions; I
of mentioning it you 11 have Horace's friend, you know. I m
mne 4.. i,.,.l I., 11. . r .
no bouse-rent to trouble you for a year
or two. I'm putting up a new street
of houses, and 'twill be money in mv
till . M mm
pocKet to have such a family occupy
he best building of the lot rent-free;
hat's the way we boom a new street
n the West, you know-coffer a house
rent-free to a first-class family to set
the fashion. It not only fills all the
other houses, but enables a fellow to
charge a good deal more rent for them.
Shrewd trick, isn't it?" Then he said
to himself, "I think I got around that
point very neatly, considering how
short a time I had to think it in."
Mrs. Mayzie remained reticent, and
her well wisher was aorelv nuzzled.
Could there possibly be anv impro
priety in his offer an offer from a
man who had loved her husband
"I Ought to say further, Mrs. May
zie," Caleb continued, "that my wife
fully approves my plan. She is my
partner in all matters, and knew, be
fore I left home, of my intentions. I
may also say, without undue pride,
that there is no one in the State who
could make you acquainted with more
pleasant people. She is a woman
whom l am sure you and your daugh
ters would like."
I am very sure we would, Mr.
Bridgewav," said Mrs. Mayzie. "My
dear hunsband used to sav that you
deserved to marry well, and he was
sure you were shrewd enough to do it."
"Did Horace say that?" he exclaimed
with manifest delight. "I declare my
wife shall give his daughters the finest
party our town aud county ever knew.
ty the way, my dear madam, for
here another suggestion to Caleb's
mind "perhaps I vc been -asking you
to rely too much on my unsupported
word. I may say, though, in proof of
my ability to do all I say," here the
speaker took some cards from his pocket
'that I am President of the National
Bank of our towu, and Member of
Cengress from our district."
"Oh, Mr. Bridgeway!" exclaimed the
widow, with a look of surprise and in
creased interest wh c'i pleased her v ':-
or; "of course, I need no assurance of
I a 1 l .
your why, here are the girls.
As she spoko, Agues and Heisu en
tered the room. Caleb arose, greeted
them, and said, with the conviction
that he was saying something quite
"When those roses bloom in the pure
air of my adopted State "
"Mr. undgeway has been making a
vtjry kind proposition, my dear girls,"
said the mother, noting the astonish
ment which the visitor's speech was
. r a a
causing. lie wants us alt to go to
Minnesota to live.
"Mercy!" exclaimed Helen, sinking
into a chair.
"Dear me!" murmured Agnes, resting
her hand ou the edge of a table.
Caleb moved to where he could see
both faces more distinctly. To see a
flush of pleasure come into the face of
a pretty girl is always a precious pnvi
lege.it is doubly so to one who himself
causes it. But the flush did not come;
instead, the girls looked at each other
- "Mr. Bridgewav has most kindly
thought of everything," resumed Mrs.
Mayzie, in a tone which seemed to the
visitor to be apologetic. "He proposes
to give you all places sis teachers, so
that vou would earn a thousand a year
between you, give ns a new house, rent
free, for a year, and provide railroad
passes for all of ns. fie also assures
me that we shall have the entree of the
best society, and that young men are
numerous and admirable out there.
And do you know, my dear girls, that
your fathers old friend is a bank pres
ident and Member of Congress?"
"But Minnesota!" gasped Agnes.
"Hundreds of miles even from Chi
cago," said H' len.
"Distances do seem great to Eastern
people." said Caleb. "I remember how
I used to. think of them myself. But
now it onlv takes a couple of days to
run back and see old friends."
"But Minnesota!" exclaimed Agnes
:u'!im. "W bv. mamma, don t vou re-
-J) - - J ' ' ml.
member what Mr. Barnes told us, that
there were scarcelv any sidewalks in
the West, except fn a few citie, and
that nearly all the houses are lighted
with lamps and candles."
"And he said," remarked Helen,
"that ladies actually had to carry home
their own marketing and
The visitor began to 1
almost tem. Then
k' ml Mr. Karnes to d me there was
absolutely nowhere to go evenings.
"That is a mistake," said Bridgeway,
with considerable dtgitiiv, "o lar us
our town is tiiiicen.eu. v'tn i,.ii..i .
Circle ua.ctj curv WW
k,- i.'ul it Lu4
t . .
some very intelligent members. Did it
came of all the people educated in the
auastr bast winter we had fire con
certs, one by a company from this very
oil. af V.. V 1 r "J .1 J
veV ..ii-w i um, ana mere was a
theatrical performance once in a while,
of which our local paper spoke very
kiYon must excuse the dear girls, Mr.
Bridgeway," said the widow, who seem
ed ill at ease. "They never have been
outside of the city, except to run into
the country for a day or two in sum
mer, so they cannot "help looking at
everything from a New York stand
point. "Quite naturallv. said filS notrain.
(Trhg command of fiis temper, "but ex-
wisn to as what good is everything in
New York if one hasn't the means to
i i i i.- . . . . j
enjoy it? I know how it used to be
with me, when I was a young man here.
yith more taste than money; all that I
iked and couldn't enjoy was a constant
source of irritation."
But we can eniov a great deal."
said Agnes, with much spirit. "It
costs nothing for us to go to all the
spring and fall openings; we read in
Che newspapers everything about the
theatres and operas, and the doings
of society out of town in summer."
" l es, said Helen, "and we often are
begged to go to concerts, simply to fill
ne seats. And how perfectly lovely
some of the singers ar!" Miss Helen
could not express her appreciation in
words, so she gracefully spread her
shapely hands, and assumed an expres
sion of countenance which Caleb
thought simply ecstatic.
We have seen no less than seven
swell weddings in church this season,"
said Agnes, "and, really, 'twas almost
as pleasant as being invited guests. To
be sure, we could not attend the recep
tions afterward, but we saw all the
people in the church, and jnst what
they wore, and the floral decorations,
"And in less than ti" month," inter
rupted Helen, "we shall see all the
churches while they are dressed for
Christmas. Oh, it shall 'be simply love
ly !" Again Miss Helen looked ecstatic.
Caleb was about to ask another ques
tion, wheu Cora, the oldest daughter.
returned from her day of duty -at school.
and dropped into a chair, as if utterly
"Cora," asked Helen, with dancing
eyes and a mischievous look, how wbjuld
you like to go to Minnessota to live?.
1 he weary expression in the teacher s
face changed quickly to one of resolu
tion as she replied: If its necessary
for me to be buried alive, I'd rather
the interment should be nearer horns."
"Daughter!" exclaimed the mother,
who was becoming very uncomfortable.
"how can you be so rude? But
ou don't know you haven't heard.
must tell you that Mr. Bndgeway,
your father s old frieud, who has most
delicately done us a great service today,
has kindly deviled a plan by which we
all may be prosperous and independent
if wo will go to Minnessota.
" i hat is very kiud of Mr. Bridge
war, I aim sure, murmured the eldest
daughter, quickly regaining command
of her manners. I am sure ue is the
first of dear father's friends isn't he
ma? to take any practical interest in us.
But, seriously, how could we keep from
dying if we were out West?"
"Keep from dying.' echoed uaieD,
before Cora had finished. "Keep from
dying? Lxcuse me, my dear young
woman, as your father s frieud and
debtor, for suggesting that you haven't
vet begun to live. Life doesn't amount
to much unless one's whole heart is in
it. Don't be frightened; I'm not going
to preach a sermon, but it isn't ruony
a t 11 ill 1
or onnortuuitv or locality that mates
life; it is the personal sense of living.
Old though I am, hard though I work,
new though my State may be, 1 believe
I enjoy life more than anyone in this
citv, in which I was bom. The pure
air I breathe at home, the feeling that
neither I nor anv other intelligent per
son need regard auyone as a social su
perior, the opportunity to be every
thing I believe myself fitted for, the
comfort of knowing that no one in my
laud of plenty can be suffering from
hunger, the absence of the vicious class
that must be feared, and the rich do-
nothing ehtss which is quite as dauger
ous in another way, mako me feel that
Calebs remarks, thus far, had leen
nart of an address which he had deliv
ered at a county fair a year or two be
fore, aud which he had'been mentally
revising since his election to Congress,
for use at Washington as a patriotic
rsiithurst to lighten a speech which
otherwise would be strictly business
But he had not yet composed a new
finale, the old would not be appropriate
in nresent circumstances, so he hesita
ted a moment. The oldest
finished the sentence by suggesting
That 'Minnesota is the place for
evervone who has not plenty of money
in New York. The sentiment does
you credit, Mr. Bridgeway, but as for
It at I .-
us We would wither starve in me cuy
than to be well-to-do in the country
Wouldn't we, girls?"
"Far rather," exclaimed Agnes.
"Yes, indeed," murmured Helen.
"You must excuse the dear 'girls
Mr. Bridgeway,'1 said Mrs. Blayzic,
skillfully brushing a p
.i.n i.t her
bet drass ovtt
a bit 1 hit
-Aere they a fcw yearaj younger
their tastes still unformed, I assureysu
I would think it mv doty to "
To bury youmell in dwnimfori am
exile for our takes mother 4earV
said Cora, with tears springing to her
eyes, as the sprang to tier mother's side
and caressed the whitening head, while
the two younger sisters fell npon their
knees beside their mother, who looked
into vacancy as sadly as if many ef her
hopeajav buried there.
"Mr. Bndgeway," resumed the teach
er sister, "I'm afraid we've acted verr
rniiolsr V,a.,wl .. 1 1 u .1
we how much t houghtf ulness and gen
erosity there is in your offer. But it
was so sudden so unlike anything we
were accustomed to. Do try to not
yourself in our places for a moment,
and tell ns what the West has is it to
compensate ns for what we would hhve
Caleb was thoughtful a moment or
two; he looked at Mrs. Mavzie's best
(iress, hich, unknown to the wearer,
1 " 1 V a , a
was displaying a strained shoulder
seam; glanced at Mrs. Mavzie's gray
u. m. gazeu aiounu at ine worn xurm
ture, and looked down at the frayed
carpets, recalled the incident with the
landlord s agent, and replied:
"I'm sure I can't see, if yon cant,
ladies, for 1 m not the party ia interest,
as they say in law. I'm afraid I've put
S a is " a a
my toot in, and beg you will accept. .
my apologies, xfy the way, I ought to
have beea back to the hotel before
his. Good-by; God bless vou all
dear old Horace's family, yon know."
Caleb seized his hat and made adieus.
As he hurried toward the downtown
rain he drew his hat over his eyes and
John H abbertox.
Saved by a Dog.
A week or so ago several of the daily
papers contained accounts of how four
boys were saved from drowning bv a
dog belonging to two of them. I tup
pose every gbe who reads the words I
have just written, unless he read the
story as the papers told it, will imagine
a big dog plunging into the water,
grasping a boy's clothing in his teeth,
rescuing him, and then going back for
another. But he did better than that.
He saved them alt at once, and almost
at the expense of his own lite. This is
the story: The little Smith boys went
to Sunday school last Sucdav after- '
noon. After it was over they started
off with three other boys to have a
good time. They tramped to an old
mill on the nroux Kiver, and were
romping about when the dog. Nit. a
black Newfoundland, ran op and joined
in the fun. Au old boat, twelve feet
loug, was fastened by a rustv chain to
a stake, and all of the little fellows
except one, climbed into it, and "ere
amusing themselves by rocking it,
when the chain broke and the boat
drifted out from the shore. Hardly
more than fifty yards down the river
the water splashes over the dam, and
falls twenty feet on a mass of jagged
rocks. There were no ears ia the beat,
aud nothing that would serve in their
stead. In the middle of the river the
boat swung lazily around until the
prow pointed towards the iam. and
then it began slowly to drift down
Nit had stood ou the shore with eait
and tail erect, watching the boat drift .
away. Wheu the boat began to move
towards the dam Nit became ill st eas
and ran barking and whining up and
down the bauk. The boys were thor
oughly alarmed by this tune, too, and
begau to cry out for help. Nit sprang
into the water, and beat hit way with
lusty strokes toward the boat, now
dangerously near theMdam. He swan
right in frout of the boat, and tried to
stop it with his body, but the current
1 a W a .
swung the stern around, rinding that
this wouldu t do, he swam around the
boat twice, and then sprang up on the
gunwale and seized it with his teeth.
This lifted him so far out of the water
that he couldn't swim. Then he let
go his hold. He then swam close to
the boat, and sticking hit head over
the gunwale, looked imploringly
into Little Oscar's face, and whimper
ed. Oscar misundettood, and thought
Nit was tired and wanted to come in
for a rest. He -seized the leather strap
that was buckled around the dog
neck and tried to lift him in. But Nit
instantly dropped back into the water,
and, pointing his head toward the
shore, began swimming for all he was
worth. Gradually the downward -course
of the boat was stopped. It
swung around in answer to Nit's
powerful legs, and slowly drew near
Just before the boat grounded, poor
Nit sunk exhausted in this water. The
boys had to jump out, and pull him
ashortml fiuallyjcarried him part of the
way home by tying their coats together
for a bed to carry him on. He reco
ered sufficiently to walk, and is now as
well as ever. AosAtiaS Adcoctite.
Ajl Eminent Doctor's Prescription.
Dr. C. P. Henry. Chicago, HI., vbo m
practiced nn dicint n.auj years, ): Laat
Spring he Uacd nad prescribed Clarke's
Extract tr Flax (Papilla) Skin Cure in 40
or 5(1 cajeajltad never knew acase where .1
Utile) to cure. "I know ut an naaedy i
tan rdy on ho iMplicitly." fOMtive-cure
for all tliacasca uf the Skin. Applied cx
Choke' Fist Soap is best for IlaHea.
Skin Cioc $iJ(M. J"!i S3 cuiitf, at Iuo. II,
,-.u:1 D. a .Sturtv