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If T might choose my simple lot
Far from town and quite forgot.
All in a sheltered nook and warm,
TU I would hare a violet farm.
No daffodils should me eatice, .
Nor hyacinths with their breath of spice.
The tulip with her painted hood
For me should wither where sbe stood.
Instead of sheep upon the sward.
The modest rioiet I should herd;
Instead of golden heads a-row.
Should sea my Tiolet harreat blow
Under an arch of wild, wild cloud,
Below an opal mountain bowed.
All In a humid world and cool.
With winds and waters beautiful. .
What airs across my farm should farel
Tla sweet where pinks and roses are.
But pinks and roses hide the face
Before, a Tiolet-peopled place.
No shortest day of all the year
Should fade without a Tiolet'a cheer.
Invisible sweetness hid within
And folded np In swathes of green.
Though white and purple babes be born
When Daffodil his- flaming horn
O'er quiet hills and Tales shall sound
And stir the sleepers underground.
What country bliss can equal mine,"
With riolets for my flock and kine.
With riolets for my corn and store?
What could a mortal wish for more?
Under a mountain pansy-dark,
Lored of the eagle and the lark.
And set too low for fear or harm,
Tia I would hare a Tlolct farm.
HT was plain that thought lay very
heavy upon the Impressionable
Cassy. He lounged In the long chair
which was his by ancient right. Ills
yes had dreams In them; be nursed his
right leg affectionately In the way I
knew so well. And presently:
"I'm a nice sort of a fool, taking
things all around," he burst out of a
sudden. And he sat upright and looked
as though he had thrown a challenge to
me and to the world.
"You shouldn't say that," said I.
"Self-depreciation Is the worst thing
possible In these conceited days."
"I didn't come here to listen to your
tlnpot epigrams," said Cassy, fiercely.
I was not offended I flatter myself
that I have come to know Cassy a lit
tle. "Very well, then. Who Is she?" I
Cassy's lips moved, and I caught the
word before he spoke It aloud. "Grace,"
he said' slowly. "It's a fine name for. a
girl, isn't It?" The last assertively; the
challenge was In his tone again.
"It certainly wouldn't be much of a
name for a boy," I suggested.
He flared out anew at this, and I
forced myself Into my old sympathetic
mood. And Cassy, growing calmer:
"Did you ever read do you ever road
children's fairy tales, where everything
Is right, and fits so easily Into its place;
where the poor student comes always
to the princess, with arms held out to
ward her and a smile on his face. Aad.
If there be any wicked people they go
away, or die, or get out of the thing
somehow, so that they can work no
mischief. And everything ends Just as
the poor student (and the princess) de
sire, and they are happy ever after?"
"I do read them sometimes."
"I sometimes think," he said, "that It
Is a great pity that we cannot live In
that pleasant land of fairy tales. When
I call now (he was applying his
thought to his own particular trouble)
I am never able" to see her. The old
man's all right, rather a Jolly sort of
chap altogether. But the mater hates
me like poison. She comes into the
room all smiling, and says that Grace
Is out, or laid up with a slight attack of
whatever illness happens to be fashlon
ablo at the time. (1 give her credit for
being a clever woman; she varies the
eotnplalnt so neatly.) And then we talk
about the weather ,and the last novel,
and so on, and when I go, 'So glad you
called, Mr. Cassy," and I get out onto
the street. When I turn the corner I
ask myself why It Is not fairyland, and
why I can't go back with my faithful
followers and carry her In triumph
from the house."
"Yet always," I reminded him, "the
poor student bad many difficulties to
"He did not have a Mrs. Hep worth
Smith to encounter," said Cassy.
"But she may be won over In time,"
"Not by me," said Cassy. "I'm no
body. You don't know Grace, do you?"
be added suddenly.
"It Is my misfortune," I returned.
"Well, of course, then, you don't un
derstand. You can't possibly under
stand. She's "
"That'll do. I'll take Grace for grant
ed. The point now Is Mrs. Ilepworth
Bmith, and the utter Indifference of, the
once kind gods. You can't see her; you
want to to let her know something?"
"Yes," said Cassy with deliberation,
"I think I do."
"Why don't you write, then?"
Cassy was aghast at my brilliant
thought. He uncurled his knee and
threw himself back In the chair as a
man who has cast a burden from his
shoulders. He said: "It's great. I
never thought about that for a min
ute." "I'm awfully sorry, coming round and
worrying you like this. But "
"I'm always glad to be of service," I
responded feebly, marveling at my
masterstroke of cleverness. "But
"Oh, nothing. Only, If you knew her
I'm sure you would understand."
And before he left that night we
drank very sojemnly to the rout of Mrs.
Hepworth-Suiith and the complete suc
cess of the Knight Cassy.
"How long is It since I saw you last?"
"Just over a week."
"A week? It seems like a month."
"Why." I said, a little amazed,
"what's the new development?"
"I wrote," said Cassy. He glured at
me. "Don't you hear me? I wrote "
"Yes," I paid. "And "
"I wrote," he repeated for the third
time. He leaned forward. He stared
at me as If to re.id a riddle. Then he
receded Into the chair again, disgusted
with life. A long pause. "I've had no
answer," he finished rather theatrically.
"My dear fellow," 1 tald. "do jou
think the lady hud her mind ready
made up for you? I suppose am 1
right? it was not a letter to be an
"Offhand," said Cassy with great
corn. "A week. One-two three five
six seven days."
'Sometimes letters go wrong in the
pest," I said.
It ni only a straw, but Cassy Jnrap
4pt t I HJd (it was the CtUy tfelu
j The Behavior of Cassy.
which occurred to torn, $a& It
"Write again,", v- ...
Tea, I suppose so," Indifferently.
"I wrote again," said Gassy, deaolaU
and- mournful. "Its Just the same. Nc
This time I could say nothing. '
"I've bad enough of this," sold Cassy
with emphasis. "I'm going to see a
steamship' Johnny I know. Big pot la
a shipping office somewhere. Tbers
must be lots of places where a fellow
can go and enjoy himself a bit; and
why don't you say something?" bit ask
"I'll wait Just a little longer," said
Cassy, later. "And If Then I'D
take a ticket for the Gold Coast, ot
Tlmbuctoo. One of those places when
It's not over-healthy unless you're used
"I'm done," said Cassy. "I waa corn
fog through Stafford road the other
afternoon, and I met Mrs. Hepworth
Smith. I Inquired after Miss Hep
worth-Smlth, also Mr. Hepworth
Smlth. She thanked me. She said that
Mr. Hepworth Smith was in very good
health, bat that Miss Uepworth-Smlth
was rather unwelL Sbe said:
" The doctors hare advised me to
take Grace abroad somewhere.'
"I blurted out, 'Where? like a fooL
I felt her look across at me (you know
what I mean), and she said:
"'Oh, we haven't quite decided that
yet, Mr. Cassy.'
"I don't know what else I said, bat I
know that as I said good-by to her I
hesitated for a minute. I must hare
looked rather silly. She guessed what
was In my mind. 1
' "Grace is quite too 111 to see anyone,
Mr. Cassy ,' was her parting shot"
Cassy finished. There waa a mourn
"Well," I said at last.
"It's as plain as anything to me,"
said Cassy. "It's Just her kind way of
letting me know that It's no game. And
I wrote two letters one after the oth
er. What a supreme fool I must hare
"It's not so plain to me," I said.
"I can't belp It if you're so thick
headed," retorted Cassy.
I was not In request as a comforter1
that night. Everything) was wrong.
Things would never be the same again.'
So the curtain of the last act but one!
comes down (with slow sympathy) onj
the Hero Sad.
The hero In the long chair, sad and
depressed beyond words. And finally ht
"I'm goln' away. Next week, I thlnki
This Isn't like the others. You think If
Is. I tell you it Isn't."
But a week later the curtain rose
"Oh, It was great," said Cassy. "I
went down to that shipping office I told,
you about to get catalogues and date
and that sort of thing." (Cassy was al
ways a little vague when be was ei4
clted.r-'It was a funny kind of a showi
a long counter around three sides and)
wire railing facing you everywhere,
And yon can't guess- there was a lady
there, with her back toward me, argu
ing with a clerk. I beard her say some
thing about Madeira as I pushed the
door open, and I seemed to know the
voice. There was another lady with
her. It was Mrs. Hepworth-Suiith and
Grace. I had a good mind to bolt when
I saw her naturally but the swing
door creaked, and Grace looked across
at me. And somehow (I don't know
how I did it) I whispered, 'You got my
letter?" and she said, 'Your letter? No.'
Her mater was ragging the fellow be
hind the wire netting with her back to
ward us still. And I don't know what
e'se I said, or what she said, but It's
ad rlgbt, anyhow. Mrs. Ilepworth
Sniith turned round sullenly". Dick, her
face was a study. 'Now, who would
have thought of seeing you here, Mr.
Cassy?1 'I should like my letter now,
mother," said Grace, 'if you please.'
Then we went outside, and -left her
mater to fight It out with the poor chap
behind the wire.
"He looked a bit surprised, too. And
afterward we all went home to Mr.
Hepworth-Smlth, but be was all right
at the finish."
Cassy wound up breathlessly. I con
"And I've got to thank you," said
Cassy, "for listening to me and letting
me tell you things, and all that "
I said I was not aware that I had
done anything, which In truth I had
He flung himself in the long chair.
He remained there for perhaps ten
seconds. He got up; he stood with his
back to the tire, his bunds In his pock
ets, for perhaps another ten seconds.
He faced round suddenly and stared
Into the fir. Then he Jerked his hands
out of his pockets. He walked to the
window and pulled the blind aside with
a huge noise. Outside it was ralnlog
hard. The lamplight gleamed yellow
pools In the pavement.
"Let's go for a walk," said Casey.
"Why, It's raining," I remonstrated
"What's the matter with It?" he said.
staring hard through the window.
"You can't possibly stop indoors a
night like this."
That night he nearly dragged me off
my legs. So that evidently Cassy's
fairy tale had ended in the old approved
fashion. renny notorial Magazine.
THE JUDGE FINED HIMSELF.
How a Kentucky Iflasrlstrate Broke
Up a Friendly Game of Poker.
"Judge Walker, of Maysvllle, was
very strict on the bench, but not always
so in his private life," said John I
Scott, of Frankfort, Ky. "It bad be
come the custom of the lawyers trar
ellng the circuit to Indulge in a friendly
game of poker after court adjourned at
night, and Judge Walker frequently
Joined In the game. One night at
Brookvllle, In Bracken County, the
court and the attorneys Joined In a
game on the evening that they arrived,
and the next morning, when court
opened, the Judge, In giving the usual
charge to the grand Jury, addressed
himself to the attorneys:
" 'Gentlemen, you are officers of tin
court, and as such are sworn to uphold
the laws and the constitution ot th
State. You hare been playing poker
contrary to the statutes In such easel
made and provided. Each of you wil
be f.ned $10 upon the return of Indict
meuts the bringing of which I have In
"Turning to the prosecuting attorney
be said: "Wadsworth, you are not onlj
a lawyer but the prosecuting attorney,
sworn to bring offenders to Justice. You
will pay $25.
" 'Walker,' laying his band upon his
own breast. you are not only a lawyer
but a Judge. You hare violated the
law, and must pay $30.'
"He paid the fine, as did each of the
lawyers, and It broke up the game on
that circuit" St Louis Globe-Democrat
DEPARTMENT FOR LITTLE
- BOV3 AND QIRL8.
OeaaetlUnaj that W1U Interest the Jts
anile Meaabera mt Kverjr Hi
-Qaalat Actteaa ana Brisk
"Little O-Dropper" that waa what
unt Professor called Natalie. It waa
julte a grief to Aunt Professor. Of
wurse you couldn't be the wife of a
professor In a great college and enjoy
Uc-oring your only little niece that ever
was drop g'a! : - r
"I'm sorry, auntie, and I'm goln' to
(top droppin' 'em right straight off,"
Natalie would say, penitently; and then
Aunt Professor would squeeze her and
laugh and say:
"There must be two somewhere un
der your feet this minute, Little
K-Dropperl" . -
It grew worse. If anything. There
were so many "lug" words In Natalie's
language, and they alwaya ended In
in'.", without any g's at all.
Aunt Professor corrected the little
girl, in her gentle way. a dozen times
i day, and a dozen times a day Natalie
ald, "Oh, dear, there goes another one,
tuutlel 1 keep droppin' "em!"
When mamma and Natalie and Baby
Hoy went away to the seashore there
was no one to- correct Natalie, for It
took all mamma's time to pick up other
things besides g's that Buby Boy kept
In August was Natalie's birthday,
and of course there came an express
bundle from Aunt Professor. Natalie
had hud nine birthdays and nine ex
iresses from Aunt Professor. This oue
made the tenth, and it was such a
beautiful fat oue!
"Oh, what do you suppose there's
goln" to be In It Baby Boy?" cried Na
talie, dancing round mamma while she
untied the strings. "Let's guess. A
new Jumpln'-rope, a box of wrltln'-pa-per,
a doll, a oh!"
For the bundle was open. It waa full
of birthday treasures ten of them, to
match Natalie's years. The tenth one
was a little square box wrapped In
dainty pink tissue and tied with silver
tinsel. Natalie felt of it and studied
of It and shook It "e-asy."
"What can it be?" she cried. "Can
you guess, mamma, ever.. In your
"Never In my world!" laughed mam
ma. And no wonder, for In the dainty Utile
box were of all the birthday presents
a little pile of gingerbread g's! Brown
and crisp and spicy, good enough to
"Oh! Why!" cried Natalie. Then she
spied a little white label on the luslde
of the box cover, written In the form of
a doctor's prescription. Mamma read
It over Natalie's shoulder.
"Take one every time you feel an
Ing word' coming on. Bepeat dose. If
Natalie laughed and mamma laughed
and Buby Boy laughed.
"Isn't she Just the darlln'est aun
tie " began Natalie; then shi looked
it mamma with a queer little grimace.
"I guess I'd better 'take one'!" sbe said.
The Uaauulng Ball.
Here Is a copy of a picture In an old,
old English book on games. The game
that It Illustrates Is so ancient In fact
that I doubt If any of you ever beard
of It, but your grandfathers may tell
you bow they played It In childhood. It
consists In keeping the "humming ball"
spinning as long as possible by rolling
it ou the cord connecting the two sticks
he'.d In the hands. You can make oue
of the bumming balls by winding each
end of a very large spool tightly with
twine, leaving a clear space In the cen
ter for the cord to. work In. Then take
two sticks, each about eight Inches long
and connect them by a narrow ribbon
or piece of hemp cord two and one-half
feet long. Taking the sticks one In
each hand, so that the cord forma a
loop, place the bumming ball In the
loop and raise first one and then the
other hand repeatedly, thus making the
ball spin. Keep this up and gradually
Increase the speed until the ball Is go
ing at a "bumming" rate, when you
may toss It In the sir with the cord,
catch It when It comes down and do a
number of interesting tricks with It
A real "humming ball" has holes
bored through the two lobes which, as
the dumb-bell like Instrument whirls,
gives out cartons humming sounds. A
toy of this sort may be made by Joining
two small croquet balls on a piece of
broomstick. Hare trie balls not more
than an Inch apart and bore a "bum
ming" hole through each ot them. Set
your wits to work and make one of
these new old toys. Then tell the other
boys and girls of your success. Chi
Find the Panahlae.
Georgle came borne from school the
jther day with a big tear In bis Jacket
Mamma sat down to mend It at once,
put the Jacket bad faded a little, anal
j new piece did not look Just like the
iid. Georgle's quick eye saw It too,
and said a little sadly: '
"There are two colors, mamma."
"I know it, but I can't help It dear.
The Jacket has faded, you see."
"It will be all rlgbt by-and-by," aald
the little boy, with a happy smile, and
turned away to his play.
"Dear little fellow," thought mam
ma, while the tears came to her eyes;
"he always sees the sunny side."
All He May Kspect,
"So. there," said Mrs. Henpeck, coo-
:luding her remarks, "A word to the
ivlse Is sufficient.' "
"Yes, my dear," replied Henpeck,
'and to the average married man a
ft'ord In edgewise is sufficient." Phlhv
Browne He's to marry Miss Sumrox,
h? I didn't think he bad enough
money to support a wife. What's his
Browne Really T
S my the Yes; he's banking on the
noney her father wlH give her. Phils
FLAT ISO "HCMMl.se BALL."
WIT.TT FATZS iX CZ.
by aa aacaaaIJaai
We are awe of na familiar with tiki
weU-kno'wa engraving entitled "The
Vint Prayer la Congreea," bat few per
tona hare erer heard that prayer.
Is Thatcher's Military Journal, un
der the. date of December, 1TTT. la
found a Bote containing the Identical
first prayer In Congress, made by the
Rer. David Bucbe, D. D an Episco
pal clergy ican. at the time rector of
Christ Church, Philadelphia. The aub
lotned U a copy of It: ' . .''-"'
"Oh, Lord, our Heavenly - rather,
high and mighty King of Kings and
Lord of Lords, who dost from thy
throne be bold all the dwellers of the
sarth, and relgnest with power su
preme and uncontrollable over the
kingdoms, empires and governments,
look down In mercy we beseech thee,
on these American states, who bare
(led to thee from the rod of the oppres
sor and thrown themselves on thy
gracious protection, desiring to be
beneefoith dependent only on thee; to
thee have they appealed for the right
eousness of their cause, to thee do they
now look for countenance and support
which thou alone canst give. Take
them, therefore. Heavenly Fatbfr, un
der thy nurturing care: aire them wis
dom and ralor In the field. Defeat the
malicious designs of our adversaries;
convince them of the unrighteousness
of their cause: and. If they still per
sist In their sanguinary purpose, oh.
let the voice of thy unerring Justice,
sounding In their hearts, constrain
them to drop the weapons of battle. Be
thou present O flod of Wisdom, and
direct the counells of this honorable as
semblage; enable them to settle thing
on the best and surest foundation, that
the scene of blood may be speed
ily closed: that order. har
mony, and peace may be I
stored, and truth and Justice, religion
and piety prevail and flourish among
the people. Preserve the health of
their bodice and the vigor of their
minds; shower down on them and the
millions they here represent such tem
poral blessings as thou seest expedient
for them In this world, and crown them
with everlasting glory lu the world to
come. All this we ask In the name and
through the merits of Jesus Christ thy
Son, our Savior. Amen." Current Lit
A LIGHT CANNON,
A Weapon Adopted Recently by the
Congo Free Mate.
The great steel works of the Belgian
Cockerll! Society at Serai ng hare re
cently supplied the Congo State with a
new, light type of cannon which may
easily be transported either by man or
animals. It Is so light that It may be
carried on a wagon or In a small boat
A single man can haul It and two men
at the rope can keep up with a column
When It Is desired to carry the gun
on the backs of horses or mules three
animals are necessary, the first to carry
the cannon, the second the gun carriage
without the wheels, and the third the
wheels and the boxed munitions. Three
or four minutes are all the time needed
to mount or unmount the cannon and
prepare It for transportation.
The cannon baa a caliber of about two
Inches, and Is made of one piece of
steel, while every part of the gun car
riage ls0f forged or cast steel. The
cartridges are ordinary shells, and the
black powder or cordite may be used.
A considerable number of these wea
pons are to be supplied to the Congo
State army. The gun is regarded as a
very - substantial, light and simple
weapon. The tests bare been most sat
isfactory. nd It Is thought the gun may
nave a great future, not only In coun
tries where roads and transport ani
mals do not exist but even In the,
mountainous regions of Europe. New
Few Persons Fear to Me.
81r Lyon Tlayfalr, who represented
the University of Edinburgh for seven
teen years, naturally came In contact
with the most eminent medical men of
England, and. according to Health, he
put this question to most of tbeui: "Did
you. In your extensive practice, ever
know a patient who was afraid to die?"
With two exceptions. It seems, they an
swered "No." One of these exceptions
was Sir Benjamin Brodle, who said he
bad seen one case. The other was Sir
Robert Chrlstlson, who had seen one
case, that of a girl of bad character.
Mistress Jane, you may dear away
(be breakfast dishes and put the bouse
!n order. I'm going to my dressmaker's
to have a new gown fitted.
Jane Yes, ma'am. Are yon going to
take your latchkey, or shall I sit up
for you? Chicago News.
Sweltering Passenger (on railroad
train) This window sticks so I cant
get It up.
Conductor Yes. Wood Is swollen a
little by the rain. It'll be all right In a
few days. New York Weekly.
Got It AIL
Superintendent I was watching you
and observed that you entered but one
bouse In the square between TJpth and
Blank streets, yet your report gives full
statistics of every family In that
square. ' Please explain this, sir.
Census Taker The lady whom I saw
In that one house belongs to the same
card clubs as do all the other ladles In
that neighborhood. Baltimore A inert-
It Impressed Her.
Bob Nan, what first attracted yoot
attention to me?
Nan Welt Robert, If you must
know, It waa your pale, sllly-looklng
little mustache. Indianapolis Journal
In the Case.
Stubb Young StlUman said that his
girl always kept blm waiting. .
Penn So I heard.
Srtbb Well, be has bad her picture
reproduced on hla watch so that she
will always be on time.
In Dear Old tannoa.
Ida la the air very thick hi London 1
May So thick that It frequently
chokes the air-brakes on the trains.
Little Willie What la a hypocrite,
Pa A hypocrite, my son. Is a man
who always acts differently when b
cnows some one la watching him.
Ida When we were In London out
waiter Insisted upon calling an egg a
"begg." I told him to drop the "h."
May And did he. dear?
Ida Well, my allk gown ahowa that
he dropped the "egg."
Froaa the Isatk.
Ida X wonder where the new board
er got those sandy whiskers?
May I irons he set theat frta est-
aa asjs naSSSnVasswasV - -
BMX who walk
with God emanot
The beat creed
la not a fence,
but a defense.
The best way
to lift np the
world Is to Utt
There is a
between a schol
ar and a thinker.
The man who Is never weary la well
doing does nothing well.
The emotr barrel soon falls to pieces.
Dreams of bigness are not visions of
A giant aba may lire through s very
The only safe way to climb life's tad
der Is to keep looking up.
.New truths will always break the
bottles that held old thoughts.
Recreation la of the Creator, but the
devil turns It Into desecration.
There la no tree more fruitful than
the cross planted In the heart
Locality is not so potent as love In
making a health-giving climate.
In the measure In which yon say "I
am not my own," all things become
If everything waa done to the glory of
God there would be a good deal leas
done and a good deal more accom
plished. There are some Christiana who may
be pinched everywhere but In the pock
et without feeling pain.
A man'a profession is like a founda
tion; It la not a house, but It gives you
a good Ides of what It will be.
Theological changes do not affect di
vine truth any more than traveler's
books affect the shape of the earth.
If yon depend on the price paid for
your redemption yon muat not forget
that the purchase makes yon God's pos
CHARGED THE BOARDER EXTRA.
Bat the Landlady Foaad She Bad
They were seated together In s car
of an Incoming suburban train the
other morning, so near to The Saunter
er that he could not avoid hearing
every word of their conversation. The
fat woman got on the train two sta
tions ahead of the thin woman. '-
"Well, how do you do?" the Utter
began, effusively, as soon as she had
dropped Into the seat alongside of the
former. "Why. how do you do? . So
glad to see you. Didn't know I started
to take boarders since I saw you last
The fat woman admitted her Ignor
ance on that subject .
"Well. I have," continued the thin
woman. "How do I like It? Well. It
has Its draw-backs; lots of 'em."
"Yes, I suppose It must have," as
sented the fat woman. "Boarders who
grumble, boarders with big appetites
and all tbat sort or thing."
"My. talking of boarders with big
appetites," rejoined the thin woman.
"You ought to see the new boarder I
got yesterday. A young fellow, and be
seemed to bare so much money I
charged him $2 more a week than any
of my other boarders. But say. he.
can certainly eat Had breakfast at
the bouse this morning. What do yon
think of sending out for chops three
times, hot cakes twice, and coffee, why,
he must hare swallowed five cups at
least Then .the potatoes he ate were
enough for three ordinary men. I never
dreamed there could be so much food
put Inside of such a small man. Of
course. It made me nervous all the time
he was eating. Why don't I tell him
he mustn't eat so much? Why. I don't
want to lose him. don't you under
stand? I'm making money off of blm,
all right but goodness knows he car
ries off the prize for big eating. Come
out and see him some time. It's worth
your while, I'll guarantee you."
"She'll be too late, madam," Inter
posed a young fellow who, sitting one
seat to the rear of the two women, had
remained unnoticed by them. "I don't
believe I'll return to your house any
more. It doesn't exactly suit me, any
way. The money I paid you In ad
vance. Including the 12 overcharge,
will pay Jou well for the trouble and
expense I've put you to. Good morn
ing; I get off here.
It was fully live minutes after the
train pulled away from the station be
fore the woman spoke, and all she said
"Welt who'd a thought-it?" Phila
Seed lean Fruit
Apples, pears, grapes, and other
fruits produce Individuals at times that
are coreless or seedless. Aa a general
rule In these cases the resultant fruit
Is smaller than In normal condition.
The value of these abnormal forms de
pends on the uses to which they may
be put No special value haa resulted
from the seedless applea or pears. In
the grapes the seedless raisins and cur
rants fill a useful place In culinary art
Postmen's Work In Central Africa.
The postmaster general for the Brit
ish Central Africa Protectorate gives
one or two Interesting Items of news In
his latest report The malls are still
conveyed for the most part upon the
beads and backs of native postmen.
The men are recruited chiefly from the
Yao and A tonga tribes, and wear a uni
form. Fully 300 bags of ' malls are
made up each month at the different
postofflces la the Protectorate for con
veyance her these men, the total dis
tance traveled being close upon 10,000
miles per month, the cost of transit be
ing less than d. per mile per bag;. The
system of forwarding malls at night by
relays of carriers haa been greatly ex
tended; the night mall services now
represent a total distance traveled of
some 8,000 miles per month. The post
men travel In pairs, and are armed
with rifles, aa Hons are not Infrequently
Intuition Is something that tells s
woman her husband la lying when he
comes home, at 2 a.' m. and begins to
explain tbe whys and wherefores.
Occasionally a man gets married be-!
cause be wants some one around ta
Uame things on.
Doctors keep a rich sick man alive
longer than a poor one. but that la the
only difference. Both die when they
get good and sick, sad the poor raas's
doctor bin Is lass.
The circulation of the blood Is aa af
fair of the heart.
people are chronic thus, bat thr
It is starved. It keeps t
Anmino nut. TCIS k.
thinner and thinner, I
, , A . m m a r
then actual baldness.
The only good hair
the roots, stops
starvation, and the
hair grows thick and
long. It cures dan
druff also. Keep a
bottle of it on your
It always restores
color to faded or gray
hair. Mind, we say
. 1I.M a bsttla. AH eraggtsts.
I have found your Babr Vigor
to lw the beat remedy I has ever
trted for the hair. My hate was
falling on very bad, so I UbmM
I would try a bottle of It. I had
lined only one bottle, and my bate
topped falling out. and It is bow
real Ifefck and lone.
TNawct J. MocnTCAinxr,
July 28,108. Yonkera,H.T.
Ha will wad yea Ma book aa Th
I u I. . . W him U, M
uoa yoa wian " r a.
will receive a promi i,w.r free. B
i wi.h .boat voar hair. Voa
WOUtD NOT BUILD A CHURCH.
As n Conaenenc He Was Compelled to
nklp the Country.
"Twenty-live years ago," said a mln-
1ns man. "I waa In a Colorado town,
and one day a sbeep herder came In
with a report of a gold find and collect
ed eleven of us to go with him to It to
organize It Into a district and stake off
our claims. We got through with It too
late In the day to start home again, so
we camped in our blankets. We were
stretched around the. fire when some
one proposed tbat we devote the time
before going to sleep to telling who we
were and what brought us to that re
mote country. Scarcely a man In the
party was known by bis name, 'Judge
and Doo and 'Parson' and "Shorty' and
Cockeye" and such characteristic sobri
quets designing each of us. Most of
the men were simply floaters and drift-
era, and they were there because It
happened so and there waa a chance to
get rich quick and easy. When it came
to 'Shorty's' turn to respond be star
tled os by the story of a tragedy in
which he had killed two men In Ver
mont and escaped because the sym
pathy of the community was' with him,
although not sufficiently so to permit
him to remain at home. The wild West
waa his best opening and be had come
there to end his days In whatever way
he might. The story cast a gloom over
tbe assemblage, so to Bpeak, which was
lightened somewhat by the spokesman
calling on tbe 'Parson.'
"'Well. Parson,' be said, wbat
brought you out here?
" 'You've . called me right,' laughed
that member, 'for I was a parson.
had a place In a small town In Penn
sylvania, a wife and five children and
S400 a year, with mighty dern few do
nation parties. I struggled along the
very best I could, trying to be a Chrl-
ttan under the circumstances and will
ing to lessen my chances to enter the
kingdom of heaven by 25 per cent, for
a 25 per cent. Increase of pay, when the
end came by my refusing to build a
"The Idea of a preacher In that fix
building a church seemed to be so fun
ny tbat everybody laughed, and 'How
was that. Parson?' came from half a
" Oh, be replied, hesitatingly, the
congregation raised $7,314.00 to build
a church and I skipped out with 14' "
' hoe Clerk "Entirely new toes will
be seen In shoes this year."
Customer "Well, I guess I will be
iatlsfied with the same toes I've always
Little Willie Where do sea horses
some from, pa? -Pa
Why. from the sea, of course.'
Little Willie "Then bay horses must
come from the bay, don't they, par
I.lka. the Hew
neases at! the family. Four flavors)
Lemon, Oralis, Baspberry aad Strawberry.
St your grooara, w
A cynical woman says that when a
man Dreaits nis nean u i mc
as when a lobster breaks one of Its
claws another sprouts Immediately
ana grow i v1-
Te Co n CalS ta One Day.
Take LaKavrrs Bnose Qonmra TaaLem Au
ironhto refuad She awaey If It faUetoeare.
t, W. Oaevs'S ataaatare to an eeea box. SVa
The more a man has tbe more he
wants with the possible exception of
FITS permanently cotei Mo Sts or servoaa.
aeae after Bret day's aae of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Heatorer. $t trial battle and treatise free
Or. K. H. Kun, UlL, Mil Arch SC. Phil., fa.
It's a good thins that man wants but
little here below, for woman wants the
Mm. WlaaloWa Boothia avnrn Urn ririUn.
teethlag, aofteas the game, reducing inflamma
tion, aiiaye paw, carea win cojk. zoc a bottle.
Kvery time a man Invents a good
scheme some other fellow comes along
and makes a fortune out of it.
' The stomach haa to work hard, grind
ing the food we crowd Into it. Make Its
work easy by chawing Bee man's Pepsin
Tou may oppress truth, but you can
hot suppress It. ,
When your foe.laugaa with yoa your
friend will weep. .
I do aa believe Pun's Care for Coaaamotion
baa aa eonal for coagaa aad cold. loaav
Bovaa, frtaky 8priaa, Frt, i liS? P"
The humble are always lifted up in
aria Wan Car Thtrtr-tw T'
, rw Mxnl P. OoodWla. for
tnlrtywe' years pastor of the First
CoaTCtlonal unurcn, in uaiawk
eently preached hla Anal sermon. Dr.
goodwill's ministry In Chicago has for
several years been notewonny i
. mint have extraordinary
rifts, physical as well ss mental and
temperamental, to now so eu.-ua --itiii
f an inns a time. Chicago Is
no easy place for a preacher, at least
for s preacher wno is to maintain cv
tnflnanre and leadership.
The Fust Congregational unuivu,
nt Mia mtnlatrv of Dr. Pattou, Dr.
Qoodwln'a predecessor, waa the most
aggressively missioosry courv-u m u
iw Rnt hra waa no SDlrlt of out-
reaching enterprise exhibited In those
early days which waa not connnueu
nr. aood win. Especially note
worthy was bis relation to roe moaern
form of evangelical work, unaer sr.
uwi. anit Mat. Whittle. The first
public Bible readings which Mr. Moody
ventured to give anywnere were gau
In this nhnrvh. and the success of that
series of twelve "readings," with the
meat riven him by Dr. Good
win, confirmed Mr. Moody In Ms pur
pose to enter upon bis evangelistic c-
Dr. Goodwin was born In Rome, N
I, In 1832. Ills early educauon was
received In the school at tbat ?Uce, and
later he was graduated from Amherst
College. Believing that he was called
to the ministry, he entered the Union
Seminary, and there received his
knowledge and training. He bad
charges In Vermont and Ohio, and u
was called to Chicago in 1SUS.
Whal Snnll We Have rer Deneert)
This question arines In tbe family dally. Let
as answer It to-day. Try Jell-O, a delicious
and healthful leaenrt. Prepared In 3 mill. No
boiling! oo baking I Hlmply add a little hot
water set to cool. Flavors: Lemon.OrnnRS,
Baspberry and Strawberry. Atgroeers. lOu.
An unregrenerated conscience may
make you a conscientious brute.
People do not grow much in grace
while they are having tneir own wny.
A woman dies twiee the day that
she quits life and the day that she
ceases to please.
as FieeuilpUon for Chlllo
aad Paver Is a bottle of Oaova'a TaaTBLKas
C'BUX ToatO. It la simply iron a nil quinine la
a laateleee tons. Ma care do pa jr. frftoe tuc
He who thinks most of his own happi
ness knows least of It.
Strong prejudices Indicate
clency of present Judgment.
W. H. Griffin, Jackson, Vi.-Mran, writes t
"Battered with Uetnrrh for ttftaea years.
Ball's Catarrh dure eared me." dold by brag
gleia,Taa. If we pay no attention to abuse. It
recoils upon Its author.
Nothing- will kill a man quicker than
perpetually feeling- his own pulse.
DM Ton Ever Baa Across
aa eld letter Ink all faded ontr Couldnt
have been Carter's Ink for It doesn't fade.
A MUllonatrs tn n Moment.
It falls to the lot of few men to make
the discovery that they are standing on
a mine of gems of fabulous value. This
good fortune has recently befallen T.
C Bassett s mining expert, whose
keen eye and a stroke of luck convert
ed him In a moment from a poor man
to be master of millions, says Titbits.
Mr. Bassett, who Is attached as expert
to a mining corporation In South Amer
ica, was on a short visit to relatives In
California, when It occurred to him
that he might utilize some of his time
prospecting for gold. Ills wanderings
took blm In the direction of the famous
Death Valley, where one day be- mount
a small cone-shaped hill In order to
;et a better view of the surrounding
country. He was about to descend the
hill, to continue bis tramp, when a
patch of blue at his feef arrested bis
mention. Bassett's trained eye recog
nised In the blue patch tbe "blue float,"
which Is a sure Indication of tbe pres
ence of turquoises In the soil. He lost
no time In locating a claim, and was
toon hard at work with pick and shov
el. His most sanguine expectations
were more than realised, for at the
depth of six feet he found the "boxlte
vein," which was thickly studded with
beautiful stones. The deeper he dug
the more magnificent were tbe gems,
and within a fortnight he was able to
return to San Francisco with no less
than seventy pounds of the most bril
liant and flawless turquoises that have
ever been discovered. -
A Feminine Trait.
Mrs. Hoon "They say that Mrs.
Swlftsmlth te greatly troubled with In
Mr. Hoon "Yes; I understand that
she discovered the fact a week or so
ago that her husband talks In his sleep,
and she hasn't alept a wink since for
fear of missing something." Harper's
A Tragedy In Five Acta.
As Ben Zine and Mag A. Zine went walk
ing out one day,
It chanced that Mr. Parlor Match along
the road did stray.
They met him with disdainful look, and
coolly passed him by;
Poor Parlor Match was struck with rage
flr flashed from out his eye
burned with scorn aad Jealous rage.
. onfe WS Maggie's lover-
In POTSuit he catches them, Igniting
mT'' taMcU e threats
and cruel names.
P IsM a"e,P" to
teed the angry flames.
U b0t roin
v- tT fwklng trail
N ten r
it. . ipwabuf. eooDwm, p. p.
Fifty tbeummrt Aajmy
wontwt testify to this In
at mA.A .at SS an
grmiBWiu tmnmra wo Kir,
Mvort strain on a wo-
ssasisif IfHalltV. If It Im
E. Pmkhsm'1 Vegetable Compass.
will promptly set right H
axoesshfa or Irregular
n4im to Mrs, Plnkham.
Lynn, Mass,, for advice.
Cvldenoe abounds that
KHrsm Plnkham' s advice
and medlolno have for
many years been helping
women to be strong. Me
other advloe Is so un
varyingly accurate, mm
other medicine has such
a record of cure.
rarag children of W0HM3.
Removes them effectually
aud without palu or an
noyance. 6ii ynnrH un
u broken record ot u-
Q J It Is ffce r-inmly for
- - worm troulilmf. Entln
vegeiahle. 'iMi. nt t1ru.'el
country store r l mall.
oV H. FKKV, lluhlmurr. la,
ke-aV.eVa.e ... 4b
Imn been HMd hy nillHMiftr ifn.thfM fir
Ibt-lrctolltlrt-n while' itiiiiii( f.r v.-r Km
a 4 am. il aiMtuMt in- eini.i, sot c.e i 1 1 1
guuut, llaty' mil fJHiri. rum Min i coiu-. 1 1
it Uw bent reiuttjy lor tUtrrlirA.
Twenty -fiv Cents Bottle.
DHDCY NEW DISCOVERT:
mPg. kgF m) m9 S quick riiln4w. w x-t
rtnM. HouS ot IsHtiintiniaVM and IO dii)' trlm. i
tree. Dr. U. u. eat" ona. kw . AtUuw
:Kfc All llSt IAIIS.
Beat I'-outfh tivnin. THu-fl (JimrL
In time. Htr1 hT rtrutrtM-tfl.
That Littl. Brek For Ladies, f,
Al.ICK MASON. UJ4'Hkr,H, M. V.
KIDDER S PASTILlS.s'':v ''"";-;
FARM THAT FLOATS IN A RIVtR.
Araeaal Island, in the Mlnnlnnii.pl,
Conatantly (hangiog Ita 1'ositinn.
Many of the inlands in the MUMissiiii
Ulvcr are known to be couMt.iutly
L-kanging their positions, but the uiuxt
lestless of them, and perliuim the most
remarkable lsluud in the worlti. Is Ar
senal Island, now of Illinois, but wmie
tiiues of Missouri. Besides Ita jour
neys up and down tbe river, the inliunt
occasionally takes a trip across the
Jeep-water channel, couseiueully shift
ing from the Missouri to the Illinois
Major Thomas II. Ilandbury, of the
corps of United States enKiueers, 1k?
Ileves tbat Arsenal Island will eventu
ally become a part of Missouri terri
tory, aud says Its constant movement
Is easily explained. The dirt on Its
upper eud washes away under the f. n-e
of the river current aud neeietiong
form at tbe lower end.
Arsenal Island has also leeii known
as Quarantine Island. Both iimnes in
dicate tbe use to which it was put le
tween 1S50 aud IS;7. when a unnin
tine statical and the United States itr
senal were maintained there. I'-ut Ar
senal Island Is the ollleial name ami Is
used lu all land grants and deeds that
have been made with reference to It.
Tbe Island is the proerty of J. S.
I'lttsfleld, of Illinois, but Is leased hy
Joseph U. Jobin, who lives iiihi it.
His house Is In the midst of n pretty
grove of willows, elms, sycamores ami
cottou woods at the tipper end of the
island. It Is a modest little one-story
building with five rooms, whi.li ure
very clean and comfortnU - It Is sur
rounded by tttorace-hoi-.st s and p ultry
raids. Stretching away from the K'ove
are many acres of fertile In ml. u hich is
In an excellent state of cultivation. The
proprietor told a leimi-ter of the I'ost
Dispatch that his hope is to convert
the place Into a stock ranch. Sinee he
landed there In lS'.i't he s-nys that more
than fifty acres have leen washed from
Its upper end "and fully as many neres
have been added to Its lower end.
Since 1853 Arsenal Island has moved
southward 8.000 feet. Ft. I,onls 1'ost
Dlspatch. I-tlrl Irs ii ii V, II t n IliH'i.
One size smaller after usinp Allen"
ruiii-tnsF, a potvaer for the reel. It
makpfl flB-tlt n,- nan at....,. .
swollen, hot. sweating, ni hiiii: f.-. l, in-
KinninK nniix. corns anil Minions At
ttll ll.llinrlal. a ...I 1 .. - ! . 1
...fthiom aim mutt f-iui t'r-, . .1 1 1 mi
package FREK bv mail. Address Allen
8. Olmstead. Le ltoy, N. Y.
(irrat Zoologlc-nl Card
New York's zoological pardons will
be the largest In the world, comprising
within its .boundaries no less than -ol
acres. "The next largest is at Wash
ington, which has 1(18 acres. The Ber
lin garden has (50, the Purls garden M,
and the London garden 31 acres'.
Curiosity of Lift Insurance.
"Accident insurance com panics d'
more business when times are hnrtl
than they do when everyone Is pros
perous," says an Insurance man. '"The
worklnemon thinks he should Insure
his family agaiust danger wlo n he i
out of work."
A Prairie Tale.
"Hank" Green enme iu the oilier d.-.y
With a drnva nt Olhi-j "Hunk" .Ll4
there is a man In his settleim-in "
rangy that he wants to die riijiit aw:t.
because he heard tombstones are goiu-
"Somttfnlmoa " ..1,1 ,l,o lunitor llllil-
Jsopher, "th' solre af a doctor's practice
Is limited, but thor's nlver Iny limit to
th soize ar hla bills."
Beware the funr