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HIS DREAM OF TROUBLE.
Oh. I dream a dream er trouble fo" de
breakin' er de light;
Ol' Satan play de fiddle, en I dance all
I fnuin' en I frettin',
En he min de way I sweadn.
Bat he still keep up.de music en I dance
I teU him dat I tired, en he ain't a-playln'
fiat my task is took be teU me fer ter
dance all night!
t teU him dat I gwine
Ter de meetin bouse, ter J'ine;
Bat he say: "You know you lylnT so 1
dance all night!
"Oh, de white man got me hired, en ha
comii' wid de light;
How kin I hoe de cotton ef I dance all
Den he say: "Dat's what you'll do,
Got de white man dancin', too, snh!
He in de boat wid yon, sun, an' he dance
Oh. I dream a dream er trouble, bat 1
rise at break er day
De devil bast his fiddle strings ap n
En wbarTr I's a-stayin'
Dar is preachln', dar la prayin'
Oh, I done wid all delaym' sence da devil
A Young Man's Fancy.
AROLD WESTERN had beer,
ill for four weeks with typhoid
fever, and was now only a
weak shadow of his real self, subject
to nervous starts and chills, and with
just strength enough to turn In bed.
It was in the chill hours of early
dawn that he woke with a start and
missed the familiar figure that had
haunted his besdside for so long, a blue
and white figure, with kind, quiet face
above It and cool, helpful hands that
always did just the right thing.
"Nurse," he called faintly, and a
moment more brought the day nurse
from the next room. Her blue and
white uniform was gone and her stiff
white cap. In their place she wore
a soft wrapper and her hair was plaited
in a heavy braid that hung below her
waist. She turned up the gas, drew a
low stool to the bedside, and sat down.
The night nurse has gone," she be
gan, quietly; "you are so much better
HAROLD STTDIED Till TWO.
we thought I could manage alone. You
have slept nearly all night, Mr. West
ern, and now I shall get you your milk
and you will go to sleep again."
He followed her lazily with his eyes
while she lighted the alcohol lamp and
put the porringer of milk over It Then
he sat down on a chair, her head
dropped on her breast and she slept
soundly for fire minutes, waking when
(he milk was hot as easily as tho'igh
he were some sort of machine adjufct-
- there were- " "l'd
as she came toward Iir-;-. me milk.
She sat down on the stool by the
bedside, holding the drinking tube to
his mouth. This action brought ber
close, and he noted, as he drank, the
soft sheen of her hair, the delicate
curve of her cheek, the long lashes
shading ber eye?, the firm, sweet
mouth, and the strong, white hands
that were ministering to his needs.
"Yon are Nurse Dimple." he said, as
be finished. "I don't remember the
She showed two dimples as she an
swered, "Yes. that Is what you have
called me ever since I came. My name
Is Wade Emily Wade."
"I like my name best" be answered.
"Very well, but now you are to go to
But the patient was not so easily dis
"Nurse Dimple," he began, as she
turned away, "do patients ever remem
ber what they said and did when they
''I don't know," she answered.- "If
they do they never spoke to me of It
hope they do not for the most of them
would feel ashamed of themselves if
they did." .
'You meant that for me, and you
Know I remember that I Insisted on
you calling me Harold or I wouldn't
take my medicine or my nourishment
And you did it too." And he laughed
weakly at the remembrance.
"I shall call you something worse j
man your jnnsiian name n you taiK
any more. Go to sleep." And she
passed her hands over his forehead
until drowsiness overcame him.
The next two weeks were very hazy
to the young man, and consisted of
long naps, with occasional Irritating
palls to drink gruel or milk.
At last came a morning when the
fog cleared from his brain,, and he
woke refreshed. Before him stood the
nurse, in a fresh blue and white dress.
and a snowy cap above her soft brown (
"A whole egg this time, Mr. Western,
und you look as though you could take
He took his egg and asked meekly
If he might be allowed to talk, and was
granted ten minutes. After he hail
learned the day of the week and month
he asked suddenly:
"JMd that night nurse ever come
oack, or have you taken care of me
aloue all this timer'
''Not quite alone," she answered.
"Your sister, Mrs. Albright "Its with
you every other afternoon, and Miss
Violet Grant takes the alternate day.
She sits in the dressing-room and rings
(he bell if you stir. She is too shy to
run the risk of your waking and find
ing her here. She has brought a
bunch of these violets every morning
earir. and inquired for you."
"She is a little wood violet herself,"
he exclaimed, gallantly. "But you.
Nurse Dimple, are a very rose for
fresliness this morning. I prefer
"Spare your compliments, Mr. West
ern. You are getting too well to be
allowed to talk nonense."
"Yes, I aw better, thanks to your
care," he said, soberly; "but If I am
not to be allowed to say what I think
and feel toward you I shall wish my
self back Into the days of weakness
and delirium, when I made you do
what I wished."
"Your ten minutes are up, Mr. West
ern." Miss Wade said, a UtUe sharply,
and ah set about tidying up the room
with unnecessary swiftness.
Harold continued to gain each day,
ind seeing that direct love-making wai
distasteful to his nurse, and that mor
careful advances must be made, b
turned to studying her likes and dis
likes, talking over book with her and
getting her to read passages from bis
or her favorites.. Thus a very- real and
pleasant friendship sprang up betweer.
But Miss Wade could not help seeing
Chat the lad was growing to love her,
and many long hours at night she de
bated the question with herself. Har
old was much younger than Miss
Wade, very handsome, and would soon
be very rich. It was a temptation to
the woman, who knew Just what the
world had to offer her.
She had nursed eight years, and knew
that two more were about as many at
the average nurse could do. Then
would come some offer to become ma
tron of an orphan asylum or some sim
ilar position, or else she would be
obliged to bunt for a chance as com
panion to some nervous crank or old
person. It was not a tempting future
to look forward to, and here before her
was ease If she would take It
The thought of Violet Grant alwayt
Intruded just as she had made up hei
mind that she would encourage Har
old's love-making. "I am afraid that
she loves him." was the thought that
closed all soliloquies.
Little Violet Grant, with her shy
tribute of flowers, her patient waiting
In the little dressing-room, and her
eager questions about Harold's wel
fare. It brought Harold's thoughts to
i troubled pause, too, whenever be was
allowing himself a day dream about
Miss Wade. He and Violet had been
schoolmates, and he admired ber shy,
sweet ways, and had given her many
reasons to think she was dear to him,
though he had never directly proposed
'But, oh, dear!" he would sigh, "she
Is just as I said, a violet, while my
nurse Dimple Is a full-blown rose. I
wish she wouldn't bring those con
Miss Violet was In love in her owe
way with Miss Wade, too, considering 1
ner xne "J
tenderly; the twelve years between
them made the nurse iseem a impossi-
ble rival. She chatted with her quite
freely one afternoon, telling her how
pleased she was that Harold would be
dressed and on the veranda In a day
or two. "I owe you so much. Miss
Wade," she finished, with a pretty
blush and eyes full of tears.
Miss Wade went up to her own room
with hot cheeks. "And you planned
Hrn In trn frlnna. "Well, that's ovw. i .
you mercenary wretch," and with the
same firm expression she wore when
controlling a delirious patient she went
downstairs. nls wwow.
Harold was asleep when she came lot, If a girl hasnt any money tied up in
the room, and he looked boyish, eren . (he corner of her handkerchief, it in
wlth a six-weeks' growth of silky beard dicates that she has a larger wad In
on his chin. "What a fool I was to her stocking.
think the boy could be happy with me, i A woman attaches so much Import
er wouldn't hate me in a year," she to tne enjoyment of a clear con
thought and laughed grimly. ! gcien.ee m time of trouble that she can
The next day Harold was well enough become almost hilarious over It
to be dressed and wheeled out on the . . . . . . ,..
- j i. . T j Let a girl enjoy having everything
'7 T "T " " Vk 7. k1.
Violet Grant came up the path with her ,
arms full of roses.
"I overheard you say you likec
roses better than violets, Harold," she
said simply, "and, oh, I am so glad to
see you getting welL"
Harold took both her hands and
pressed them warmly, reddening sud
denly with something like shame.
Miss Wade came just then wiitjot at Ws wife; but fortunately missed
a magazine in b-
bit of embroidery ana Harold leaned "" l
back luxuriously in his chair and quiet-1 Our Idea of a good singer Is one
ly studied the two before him. refuses to sing any of the soalled
Violet was small and very fair, with "popular" colored melodies. The title
faintly pink cheeks which blushed ot the latest song Is "The Rats are
easily and prettily, and big blue eyes After Me." It is enough to drive a
that had never lost their baby expres- man out of society to hear a pretty
sion of depth and Innocence. Her ' flrl, who looks as If she were always
hands were very small and slender, and thinking of angels and flowers, get up
handled her embroidery floss as though ' and sing "The Rats Are After Me." j
meant for such work only. She wore In some towns you hear of. Miss
a pale pink muslin that floated about Girl Is pulled out Of bed at day-break, 1
her softly, making It seem as though propped In front of a piano, and corn
she perched on her chair like a butter- pelled to practice until school time,
fly. One tiny toe tapped the floor ai snd she Is propped there again at 4
she rocked back and forth. The big o'clock, and puts In from three to four
blue eyes sought Harold's, and smiled hours more. Mothers are becoming
frankly and happily while the coloi more humane Jn their ambitions, and
deepened In her cheeks. ' girl now doesn't practice longer than
Harold answered the smile and a few minutes a day. At least this is
turned embarrassed toward the reader. ' the situation In Atchison, where there
In her he saw a face and figure we ' are many homes where girls are not
of tenest describe as comfortable, and taught music at all, and the piano is
to such we turn instinctively In time 1 onened only for company. Mothers
of distress of any kind, but at other '
times fall to admire.
"How big she is 'side of Violet'
thought Harold, "and how much older should not stop here: the time left nn
she seems out here In the sunlight than occupied by keeping the piano closed
she did when I was sick. Why, she might profitably be devoted to practice
must be SO. What a fool I was!"
And he turned once more toward the
girl of 18 with a love glance that sent
the blushes racing over her sweet face.
At the close of the story Miss Wade
went In to make an egg-nog, and Violet,
rose to go.
"I shall be 21 next week," said Har
old, "and I shall have something to
tell you, Violet my violet" he whla-
pered, as she gave him her hand. "I
promised father I wouldn't engage my
self till I was 21, but I didn't promise
not to love any one. Do you love me,
"I'll tell you next week." she an
swered with a laugh, and ran away,
blushing. Boston Globe.
Thm Fruit Was Wax.
When the great account Is rendered,
when the final balance Is struck. It
may be found that Uncle Russell Sage
has credit with Kingdom Come. On
earth for the last twenty-five years the
old miser has been the butt end of all
complaints. Many a manufactured
story of monee meanness baa been
fastened upon him because he was good
tackle 'i carry It his nospitauty also
has come In for more than one score.
The latest Is about a meeting of a board
of directors. Having no other place
so cheap. Sage invited the members to
his house, where business was trans
acted in the dining-room. On the table
was a magnificent basket of fruits,
and visions of wine and salads, brand)
and cigars, arose. Refreshments, how
ever, failed to materialise, and whea
the old man left the room a director
said, sotto voce, "Gentlemen, there be
ing nothing else In sight I shall hel
myself to a pear." The action was suit
cd to the word, but the pear waa wax,
New York Press.
Dobson I say, old chap, what la Uh
difference between Russell Sage and
Tom Sharkey? Hobeon I'm dished
If I know, my boy. I always thought
they were alike as two peas. Dobson
Then let me correct you Russell
Sage makes his money hand over flat,
while Sharkey makes his net hand
tarn's Kara aaaaa
There are fen
things ao selfish
Christ In the
heart la the equa
tion of life's vari
ation. Ton may Sea
from Justice, but
you can never
lee from yourself.
Comfort depends on thinking-, not on
A thermometer will not take the place
if a stove. -The
King's business requires haste,
ut not hurry.
The charch's best ornament may he
tags in the pews.
The saloon stays because we are too
nay to be to earnest.
It Is effort rather than achievement
hat counta with God.
The man who condemns all others,
condemns himself most
The same fire that makes the dross
ivldent, purges the gold.
He who knows that God loves him
ran never be utterly miserable.
The Christian finds Joy in sorrow,
because he finds his Lord there.
Character is the only reliable cer
tificate Issued by the school of life.
Nickel trimmings on a stove are a
ource of much heat to some people.
There Is much difference between
boasting of sickness and glorying In
That God loves and therefore we
love Is the essence both of theology and
Many a man who would shrink from
the taking a purse for profit will steal
I character for pleasure.
When your life reminds the world of
Christ do not be surprised If It also
reminds It of the crucifixion.
A patriot uses his private Influence
for the w,c - ,ltlclan
publlc mfluenc8 tor his private
ftbear vatlene on ComMonpUct Thiase
by tha Atchlsoa Globe Man.
After a bank has failed, how long do
the people remember the lesson?
Help your friends while they are
don't wait to give them a big
A man who can't borrow ten dollars
of man CMa borrow a thousand of
tight blue in her bedroom as long as
, m . .111
ihe can; after she is married, she will
lay less about things matching.
Did you ever in all your life spend
one whole day In doing just as you
choose? Think It over: Isn't one day
to do entirely as you please yours by
right but did you ever have it?
Not long ago a certalnAtchisotr man
1 and declared her. Nothing was said about It An
them a story. ' ether Atchison man didn't do a thing,
much for her but people were so anxious to talk
A produced a ' about him that they Invented a lot of
are beginning to realize that the world
k-..w a n'hn Mil nlav a nlana. and
uoir. . " " '
can't do anything else. The reform
In cooking and sewing. This Is a busy
world, and the loafer, though she may
be a pretty girl, will find herself
crowded to the wall.
Over Their Graves.
In many parts of Scotland It used to
be the custom to place on a man's
tombstone the symbols of his trade.
Thus, a sugar cane would decorate the
grave of a grocer; an ax and saw, with
hammer and nails, would be found on
that of a carpenter; an awl and a ham
mer on a shoemaker's grave, and so on
Colors of Race Winners.
Winning race horses are generally
Days, chestnuts or browns, and foi
every 100 bays among them there arc
50 chestnuts and 30 browns. There li
no record of sn Important race being
won by a piebald.
After a girl gets protection through
matrimony she next wants free trade ta
some dry goods store.
ik st yourself I Is your face
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TINY CHINESE MAID
Captivatad an Katire Trala-lfM f
Adailrera by Ber Qnalntnaaa.
A tiny Celestial Queen held In ab
solute sway a transcontinental express
that recently made Its way from San
Francisco to New York. She ruled by
right of beauty and sweetness, and
every man, woman and child aboard
acknowledged her sovereignty. Dress
ed In her quaint Oriental costumes, she
accepted the homage paid ber with a
demure grace that went to every
The little maid waa traveling with
her mother. Lam Sheng, and ber father,
Chu Moy Yen. Mr. Yen Is employed in
a railway office In New York, and,
though be baa been married eight years,
be was only now brtngns to bis home
In America his wife and child.
Mrs. Yen was one of the Chinese
beauties of Hongkong before ber mar
riage, and was the daughter of s
wealthy tea merchant who had
amassed a fortune In the trade with
the United States.
That waa bow Mr. Yen, who was
brought up and educated In America,
found favor with the merchant in
China, and was permitted to marry his
daughter. After the marriage Mrs.
Yen could not make up her mind to
leave China, and her husband had to
return without her.
This summer she consented, and with
her little daughter Bo left Hongkong
for Port Townsead. Her husband met
her there and brought ber to her New
York home. Mrs. Yen Is an Oriental
hjdy of quality In every respect ' She
has received the advantage of an edu
cation, accorded few Chinese women,
and speaks English, very brokenly, to
be sure, but with sufficient command
to make herself understood.
Little Bo has not mastered the lan
guage so well, though she smiles prettl
ly3d says "Pretty, pretty." when
pleased. The costumes of the mother
and ber child were quaint and attrac
tive. Both were dressed alike. - with
the single exception of colors, the head
being uncovered, and the garments con
sisting of a voluminous overdress of
silk, with flowing sleeves, and silk
trousers, covered with a very wide
sash of the finest silk.
Mrs. Yen wore an overdress of blue
ilk, while Bo was dressed In lavender,
trimmed with black. The seams were
covered with the daintiest of silk em
broidery, and both wore Jewels. Little
Bo had a circlet of velvet with pen
dants of strings of pearls at the end of
which were sapphires, and wore ear
rings set with turquoises and small
The mother wore a magnificent pair
of turquoise earrings, carved In the
shape of a crescent Her slippers, of
white silk, which Incased feet hardly
half the size of those of ber little
daughter, were embroidered with gar
nets, turquoises and sapphires. Her
long black hair was caught with a bow
set with a large number of exception
ally brilliant pearls.
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beautiful Christmas presents free.
Welcht of a Lion.
Ask any acquaintance how 'much a
Hon weighs, and see what he will say.
Those who know the look of the king
of beasts best, and how small his lithe
body really Is, will probably, come
farthest from the truth. About 300
pounds to 360 pounds Is the usual esti
mate. But this Is below the mark. A
full-grown lion will tip the scale at no
less than 500 pounds. Five hundred
and forty pounds Is the record for an
African lion. . His bone Is solid and
heavy as Ivory. The tiger runs the
lion very close. A Bengal tiger, killed
two years ago by a British officer,
scaled 620 pounds. A tiger of this size
has, however, considerably greater
muscular strength than the biggest
P veinentt Made of Ham in Hkalla.
At Gwandu, In Africa, which con
tains between 10,000 and 15,000 Inhab
itants, the town, which Is oval hi
thape. Is surounded by a palisade of
ree poles, the top of every pole being
crowned with a human skull. There
are six gates, and the approach to each
gate Is laid with a pavement of human
skulls, the tops being the only parts
that show above ground. More than
2,000 skulls are used In the pavement
leading up to each gate. The pave
ment Is of snowy whiteness and pol
ished to the smoothness of Ivory by the
dally passage of hundreds of naked
eet Cincinnati Commercial Tribune
Self-possession is more than ntnc
points in law or In anything else for
that VOOHK w '
- . eon,., from a curable
not rcmored its
rnfluTnce reaches out overshadow. .
... m,. reason Lvdia E. PinUjam a
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ComPonndha. been -j
that it i.
tha cause. '
Vlelet tfca Correct Color la Tarkey
IHplonaat'a Faaay Error.
Some men like to wear a broad band
if black crepe on their hats. They
think It improves the appearance of
man and chapeau, and do not hesitate
to adopt It whether there Is a death In
the family or not The British have
taken to the arm band as an outward
show of grief, and we see Its employ
ment creeping In here. It Is In very
poor taste. Following an ancient and
honorable custom certain people regard
the death of a friend as an exemption
from bathing for seven days. The
Greeks and Romans fasted, and all na
tions, at one time or another, have had
In a fashionable street on Sunday 1
noticed, tied to the doorknob of a
brown stone house, a mourning rosette
and streamers, the color of violet 1
once saw a simitar emblem at the Hotel
De Byzance, in Constantinople, and the
landlord, Mr. Arghlropoulo, Informed
me that the ordinary color for mourn
ing in Turkey is violet When we see
a black hearse we say "grown person;"
when we see a white one It is "child."
The ordinary color for mourning In
Europe Is black. In - China white, in
Ethiopia brown. It was white in Spain
You all have heard the story of the
Chinese Minister at Washington, who,
having but recently arrived, threw the
entire legation into mourning because
a boy employed to scatter white nand
blUs through the city cast a lot into the
windows and doors of the big house at
2703 14th street He thought the pieces
of paper bad been sent there by order
of the administration to signify to him
that some high official was dead. The
blinds were closed and the embassy sol
emnly proceeded to suspend business
for three days -New York Press.
Like Flating- nioaey
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be Rattled Dowry.
Dewey once attended a wedding
breakfast at which the able Baroness
de Struve, wife of the Russian min
ister at that time, was present Dewey
had mtt thla fn mnni woman several
times before. The facial plainness of
the baroness was quite beyond belief.
but she was one of the most brilliant,
lovable and kindly women ever elected
to guide the social affairs of the diplo
matic corps In Washington. A lady
who overheard It tells of an amusing
passage which the baroness and Dew
ey (who. If memory serves, was then
a commander) had at this particular
"Referring to leather," said the bar
oness amiably, after some playful re
mark as to the spick-and-span polish of
Dewey's sword-belt he was In dress
uniform "the most remarkable bit of
Russian leather In the world is my
Dewey was as quick a thinker then
as he Is now, but this stalled him.
"Madame," he said, after a pause, "1
am but a rough sailor man, and this Is
a heavy demand which you make upon
me. I am not equal to the emergency."
"Of course," said the baroness, tap
ping with her fan, "I should have to
consider you hopelessly rude were you
to agree with me. But you can pre
serve your neutrality naval officers
are taught that are they not? by tell
ing me what really fine eyes I have.
They are very fine, are they not?"
Thus assisted, Dewey rose to the oc
casion. The baroness' eyes were. In
truth, magnificent Washington Post
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Returned the Compliment,
The obsequious person who seeks
fees from travelers by pretending to
mistake them for noblemen occasional
ly meets one who does not fall Into the
trap. The following example is taken
from an English paper:
An Englishman gentleman of some
what Imposing personal appearance
had a door opened for bun at the Tails
opera-house by an usher, who bowed
low and said, 'The door Is open,
The Englishman glanced at him, and
without extind'ng he expected fee,
simply said, "Thank you very much,
Ridicule is the
stifle of all
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FOB LITTLE FOLKS.
A COLUMN OF PARTICULAR IN
TER EST TO THEM.
naiethlns that Will lateree 0"
!! ktoaabwra of Every Hoa.el.ol4
-Qaalat Actlaaeand Bricht ftaytas
f ataay Cnte and Cnnnlaa Children.
Cosy In a corner of the big lounge she
Sleeping In the shadows of her tight
Dreaming of play and the long, long day.
And her dimpled little dollie who never
runs away, .
Por dollie keeps so still, and eyes opened
- wide, . , .
And she couldn't go to sleep If she tried.
Ob, you know, it wouldn't do for the two
for rats might nibble the little girl's
Right through her shoes or brother
With the rnbby-dub-dum of his new snare
So dollie, with pride, keeps her eyes open
And watches and waits at the little girl a
The rat Ta a Praad.
AU the people who have ever had
jiuch to do with cats say that they can
not be trusted. A dog will do as be has
been taught but a cat will only mind
while it is watched. A lady who owns
one has often whipped it for coming
Into the parlor, where, with its sharp
claws, it tears up the curtains or any
thing else that flutters. While the lady
Is In the house the cat will never go
Into the parlor, but when she has been
out she always finds pussy's black hairs
on the parlor sofa cushions. The other
day, when she came home from a call,
she saw pussy In the parlor window
lazily watching the people go by. When
It saw her coming It Jumped and ran
up stairs, where she found it pretend
ing to be asleep.
If you were a Scotch boy and were
ncllned to get into mischief you might
appreciate the value of a recently in
vented Scotch machine. It is a device
for whipping young folk who have been
unruly. It Is said that this ingenious
machine works like a charm and will
turn out more well-punished boys In an
hour than the average person could at
tend to In a day. The machine Is in
operation at the town of Airdrie. The
complaint that the boys make who
have been birched by the machine is
that too much time passes between the
strokes and each one of them feels like
a sound thrashing in Itself. Four
strokes Is a pretty severe punishment
for any boy. The lads about the town
of Alrdie are said to either be growing
better behaved or are moving to an
other part of Scotland.
"A LaXT Man'a Load."
Thump, thump, thud!
How many times It had occurred ir
.-be last few minutes that noise!
Willie didn't cry, for hadn't grand
ma called him, only that morning, "My
little man," and who ever heard of a
man crying because he had let fall an
armful of wood?
Nevertheless, be did look so woebe
gone and Humpty-dumpty-like, sitting
on the lowest stair in grandpa's well
fiUed wood-shed, with bis rate armful
of wood scattered about him tike a
"spill" of gigantic jackstraws!
Slowly he" picked himself up, and
carefully gathered the straggling
sticks, making " 'most a cord," It seem
ed to Willie.
One, two, three stairs had been
mounted, when again thump, thump,
thud! went his wood, flying In more di
rections than before.
"Well, well, well!" 'Twas grandpa's
Jolly voice as be looked down from the
"O, grandpa! I've had Just the aw
fullefrt time! The wood won't stay
where I put It!" And WiHie's sober,
upturned face was met by grandpa's
smiling countenance coming down the
"I'm afraid my Willie-boy has been
taking 'a lazy man's load,' hey?" said
grandpa, as he surveyed the crisscmsf
sticks on the floor.
"Why, grandpa, I'm not lazy, am I?-'
asked Willie, Quickly. "I tried and tried
to carry as much as you could I did,
really and truly!"
"Ah, there's where you made your
mistake, my boy I Couldn't you have
gone a number of times easily with a
smaller load, while you were tugging
away with so much?"
"Y-e-e!" answered Willie, thought.
"Trying to carry too much of any
thing." said grandpa, slowly, as he sat
down on the sawborse, "la what I call
'a lazy man's load;' for a lazy man al
ways tries to carry everything at once,
for fear he may take a few useless
steps, and by so dolxg causes himself
double the work, besif es unnecessary
worry and trouble. Had you taken a
smaller load, you would have bad no
trouble hi carrying It and by this time
your wood-box would have been full!"
"Grandpa." and Willi e put his sturdy
little arms resolutely about his grand
father's neck. "I'm tired carrying a
lazy man's load, and shall always carry
a smart man's load hereafter."
Then as be ran away whistling with
what wood be could comfortably carry,
grandpa nodded, "And he'll remember
It to!" Youth's Companion.
Queer Turtle Fiahlnc
A curious mode of catching turtles Is
practiced In the West Indies. It con
sists in attaching a ring and a line to
the tail of a species of sucker fish,
which is then thrown overboard, and
immediately makes for the first turtle
he can spy, to which he attaches him
self very firmly by means of a sucking
apparatus arranged on the top of his
head. The fisherman then hauls both
turtle and sucking fish in.
Not Fond of It
"Why, Johnny, yon are not afraid of
the dark, are you?"
"No, I ain't afraid," said Johnny, "bu
X ain't very fond of it"
No Candy or Cakes.
The Cubans make no candy to speak
of. and then- cakes are so high in pries
that oily the rich buy them.
Do not wash your hands and face with a common
laundry soap, or if you do, don't complain when you
find them rough, hard and chapped. Ordinary laundry
soaps are good for scrubbing floors, but not for the skin.
Ivory Soap makes a creamy lather that rinses easily and
takes the dirt with it. The natural oil of the skin
washed with Ivory Soap is not removed, and the skin is
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Q HOST FOR a FIREMAN.
At Least That's What tae Knnlneer
Taona-kt, and It Scared Hint.
"I met a man on my last trip," said
an old railway conductor, "who re
minded me of a very singular story.
He used to be an engineer, and about
ten years ago be had -a Job pulling
freight on a division that took him Id
and out of Chattanooga. One night,
whan ha waa Kolng up a pretty still
grade, the coupling broke between th
engine and the tender, and his fireman,
who was standing on the connecting
plate, balancing a shovelful of coal In
the glare of the open Are box, want
down exactly like a man disappearing
through a trap-door. The whole train
passed over birn and he waa ground to
rags. This tragedy, happening right
before the engineer's eyes, gave him
a frightful shock, and his nerves werr
"About two weeks afterward nit
new fireman was suddenly taken sick
and another man was put on Just be
fore the train pulled out The engin
eer gave him a hasty glance in the
dusk of the depot told him curtly
what he wanted him to do and climbed
up into his seat He was vexed, as en
gineers always are, at having to take
out a stranger, and said nothing to him
for perhaps an hour. Then he turned
to give him some trifling order, and
there, standing oa the plate, balancing
hte shovel in the red glare, exactly as
he was on that fatal night he saw his
dead fireman. He glared at him a
moment and then pitched over head
foremost In a swoon. When he came
to his senses he was lying In the ca
boose, and It was a good while before
he could tell the boys what had hap
pened. 'Then the explanation came out
The new fireman was a cousin of the
one who had been killed, and they
looked very much alike.. Seen under
the peculiar circumstances I have de
scribed the resemblance must have
been extraordinary. At any rate the
episode ended the engineer's career as
a railroader. He threw up his Job
and got a place clerking In a store, and
eventually he worked into a partner
ship. That was the man I met on the
train the other night He told me he
was doing very well and that nothing
ould Induce him to go hack to th
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