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OOD WILL SPRINKLE SUNSHINE.
It yon should see .a fellow mam wits
trouble's flax unfurled
'A' lookin' like be didn't have Me4
in all the world,
Go op and slap him on the back and
holler, "How d'you dor
And (rasp his hand so warm he'll know
he has a friend in yon.
Then ax him what's a-hurtin' him, an
laugh his cares away.
And tell him that the darkest night it
Just before the day.
Don't talk in graveyard palaver, but say
it right ont loud.
That God will sprinkle sunshine in the
trail of every cloud.
This world at best is but a hash of plea a
ore and of pain;
Bom days are bright and sunny, and
some all sloshed with rain;
And that's just how it ought to be, for
when the clouds roll by
Well know just how to 'preciate the
bright and smilins kV-.t.
80 learn to take it as it comes, and don't
sweat at the j-.or.N
Because the Lord' iiiiun doesn't coin-
cide with your;
Bat always keep renicmhcrin', when
csres your path eulii-iid.
That God has lots of sunshine to spill
behind the V.ti I.
James Wliitcomh K.U-y.
66i? J? OLD pn- Frcil! Got
ing to tell you!"
red Harking turned, and
seeing his special chum Charley Green
sprinting toward him, stopped and
waited for him to come up.
"Why weren't you at school this
forenoon, Fred V asked Charley,
"Too busy," answered Fred, with an
Important air. "Jerry's sick to-day and
father's away, so I'm boss at the store.
But what have you got to tell me,
"Why, I caught that big woodchuckl
He's a smasher. Fred! Come and look
at him, just a niioute?"
"Oh, I can't shirk business that
way," replied Fred, as glancing arouud
he saw a well-dressed stranger on the
piazza of the village hotel near by.
Though bright and sensible, Fred was
ver-fond of "showing off," as the
phrase is. and he thought this a good
chance. So winking at Charley he
went on: "Hesides, there's all the
money father's going to put in the
bank to-morrow lying there in the
safe. A thousand-odd's too much to
"That's so!" said Charley, 'catching
up the Joke. "Well, come over after
you close up. then."
"Ail right!" and the boys separated,
Charley for afternoon school, and Fred
for his father's grocery.
Fred had often helped about the
tore, but he had never been "boss" be
fore. Like the average boy of 14 he
was very proud of the position. He
hustled round, imitating his father and
Jerry the clerk, and feeling every inch
a man as he waited ou his customers.
Finally closing time came. The
youthfut proprietor, having put every
thing to rights was just preparing to
leave when the door opened and a man
"Give me change for a five." he said,
At a glance Fred recognized the well
dressed stranger on the hotel piazza.
... But soiuetliiug. perhaps the shadows
from the flaring lamp, now gave his
face a hard and even desperate look.
Instantly the boy recoiled. .
"Everything put away," he objected.
"It's too late for business."
"Not for my kind of business, I reck
on," answered the man with a harsh
laugh. "Coin", ojt with it!" There
was the click of a key in the lock, a
sudden gleam of stei I. and Fred found
himself facing a revolver not three
feet awayatV pointed Mrnight at him.
Fortunately lje was brave and quick
witted. "Out with what?" be repeated,
trying to gain li.ue to think. "What do
you want? Change fur five dollars?"'
"I want the thousand-odd in the
safe," was the impatient answer. "And
be quick about it!"
In an instant Fred realized what hU
illy boasting had done. The well
dressed man was evidently a criminal
What would he do when I
he found himself disappointed
Fred braced himself up to tell the
truth. "Why," he said, forcing a laugh,
"the money sn't really there. That
was just a joke of mine."
"Oh, yes." mocked the stranger.
"And this is a joke of mine!" pointing
the pistol nearer, "itut unless I have
that money inside of two minutes 'twill
be the worst Joke you ever knew, my
This completely staggered Fred. How
was be to convince the robber? Per
haps by showing him how small a sum
there really whs. Unlocking the safe,
he took out the money. Forty-seven
dollars, all told.
"There," he said, pushing it forward.
That's all there Is. You can see for
Still keeping his aim. the man stuffed
the bills into his pocket with his left
hand. "That's the odd," he said. "Now
Where's the thousand ':"
"But there isn't any thousand "
"Look here, kid." interrupted the
robber. "If you don't hand over thai
money before I count fifty, I'll let doy
bght through you!"
Felt felt that the desperado was in
tamest. A cold sweat broke out over
aim. His heart beat like a drum in
ate ears. Vet still his wits kept at work
aa be mechanically followed the fatal
Thirty! How many more seconds
aowT Thirty-five A faint sound sud
denly reached his ear. Had his father
returned? Now if he could only gain
Bme! He held up his hand. The man
"So you've come to your senses?" he
Buttered, with savage triumph. "Bring
n the thousand, then!"
"Tea " hesitated Fred, as slowly
la he dared. "Yes I'll get It for you
If if you'll promise me my share "
"You precious young rascal!" The
robber started forward. There was a
ash. a report, a confusion of sounds
and the room seemed to whirl round
When his wits came back again, he
round himself standing just where he
had stood a few seconds lefore. He
was certainly alive and unhurt. But
:he robber? Beyond the spread smoke
juff tbe boy saw a form lying motion
less at his feet, while nearby, Tom, the
3g grocery cat, sat with bis back up,
pitting at a thin stream of blood that
;rept over the Boor.
Next moment the locked door was
rloleiitly shaken. "Fred!" shouted his
lather's voice. "Open the door, Fred!
iVbat's the mutter?"
Fred ran to open the door. Mr. Har
tin's anxious face cleared, for he bad
leard the shot, and feared some accl
Imt. Then he bent over tbe still nn
m scions form on the floor.
A THOUSAND ODD. j
WhPa the matter?" he repeated.
1 A burglar " stammered Fred, ex-
tibsdly, pointing to the open aaf . "He's
got all tbe money! " -
! "Give me that rope." said his father.
"He's more stunned than hurt, I guess.
Lay the revolver on the counter. Now
tell me Just what has happened.' -
While tbe robber was being securely
bound, Fred described what had taken
place up to the point when the pistol
went off. '
"But how came he to shoot him
self?" asked Mr. Harklns. "Did ha
tumble, or what?"
Fred's puzzled look changed to sud
den comprehension. He burst out
laughing. "Why. that's Just Itr he ex
claimed. "It must have been Tom."
"Tom? I don't see how a cat could
lire a pistol." said his father, laughing. I
"Well, he could make somebody else
fire It, If 'twas already cocked, per
sisted Fred. "I know the first thing I
saw afterwards was Tom spitting, with '
his tall as big as two. I guess he was
asleep upon the shelf, and when the I
man went for me It waked him up, and 1
he jumped down right In his face, and I
then he Jumped, too, and hit himself I
uistead," Fred hurried on, with a reck
less confusion of pronouns. Anyhow,
there was a big noise Just before the
pistol went off," he added.
.' "H'm," said his father, who mean
while had been emptying the robber's
pockets. "Here, Fred, lock this money
up in tbe safe, and then ran aver for
Mr. Greene. This fellow la going to
wake up before long."
Fred soon came back with their
neighbor Greene and Charlie lato the
bargain. Charlie seemed to regard the
whole affair as a first-class entertain
"Caught a burglar!" he repeated. In
delight. "That's a J0U7 sight betterD
As Mr. Harklns thought, tbe deeper
ado was more stunned than hurt, the
wound proving very alight When he
came to himself they put him, tied
hand and foot, into the team and took
him over to the county town to be
safely locked up. They learned after
wards that be was a notorious crimi
nal, whose appearance bad assisted him
In Jill sorts of villainy. In fact, he
was evading arrest In a distant State,
when he was suddenly brought to pun
ishment by Tom aa Fred believea.
Mrs. Harklns believes so, too. She
Is convinced that the cat and nothing
else saved her boy's life that night.
So nothing Is too good for Tom, and he
is' always sure of a kind word and a
dainty morsel whenever she goes Into
As for Fred himself, he makes a
great pet of hi companion in that stir
ring adventure. Charley Qreene and
be have rigged up a red leather collar
with brass bells and have re-named
him "Thousand-Odd," In memory of
the scene lu which he was the hero.
This has been shortened for conveni
ence, and be 14 known simply as
"Odd." Only when Fred begins to "talk
big," his father Just says "Thousand
Odd," and Fred subsides at once! In
An Adventure in Umg-us.
I bad one shave. I went to help two
men who were fighting a Kaffir at tbe
foot of a tree, but tbey killed him Jufet
as 1 got there. I waa under the tree,
when something moving over my head
caught my attention. It was a gun
barrel taking aim down at me, the flrer
jammed so close to the tree stem as to
look like part of it. Before I could
move he fired, and just plowed into the
ground at my feet. He did not remain
much longer in the tree. I have hia
knob-kerrie and bis photo now aa me
mentos. From "The Matabele Cam
paign." by Major General Baden-Powell.
HISTORIC CHARMS OF NEWPORT.
Fashionable Watering? Place Waa Fim
o in tbe Olden Dava.
No watering place in the United
States, not even Saratoga, approaches
Newport In tbe fascination of historic
charm. For more than two centuries
and a half or as far back. as the time
of Roger Williams the little Island on
which it stands has been the scene of
great ambitions. There It was that
Hishop Berkeley saw in his prophetic
ami poetic vision how "Westward the
course of empire takes its way;" there
It wus that the quakers, who bad fol
lowed George Fox himself to Rhode
Island, established a community which
at one time promised to rival that of
Penn; there the Portuguese and Dutch
Jews so flourished that tbe Hebrew
name of Touro is to-day tbe most fa
miliar that greets the visitor.
Before the revolution tbe foreign and
domestic trade of Newport was greater
than New York's. Nowhere else was
there a social life more elegant anj
scholarly. The Redwood library dates
its name and origin to a quaker mer
cha'nt of the eighteenth century, a con.
temporary of that Col. Geoffrey Mai
bone who had a house aa famous in bis
day as Marble house of the Vanderbilt
Belmont entourage ia in ours. When
it was destroyed by fire one summer
afternoon, while his slaves were en
gaged in cooking a dinner for a bril
liant company of his guests, the colonel
Immediately ordered the feast to be
served on the lawn, amidst the Illumi
nation from the flames of the burning
mansion. It was this fire and this
feast that did a great deal to make
Newport famous. Ladies' Home Jour
nal. Carious Poison.
Certain Indians of South America
use a curious poison which la called
ezcal. A gram of it has the effect of
starting an irresistible desire for exer
tion. The victim begins walking brisk
ly round and round In small circles till
he drops dead In bis tracks. Thar It
no pain, but much excitement.
Pussy In Spectacle.
A pet Maltese cat belonging to an
Englishwoman has been successfully
provided with spectacles to counteract
failing eyesight. A picture of a mouse
was used by the oculist to test the cat's
The Help or To-day.
Lady of the House (to applicant fo.
a place) What wages do yon expect?
"I suppose, madam, yon refer to mt
salary 7' Meggendorfer Blaetter.
City Editor How did that deaf and
dumb wedding come off?
Reporter Very quietly. Philadel
phia North American.
Every girl who pounds a piano should
be impressed wltb the fact that mak
ing bread is not accompanied by a
noise that disturbs the neighbors.
It cannot be saia that yon are a wel
come guest to some women unless yonr
visit la referred to as "an oasis In a
The CJrrat Vaudeville M n ger Completes Purchase of Baldwin Property
Will Erect the Finest Theatre in the World,' R gmrle ol
Expense -Modeled Alter MU Famous Boston Theatre
Will Also BuUd Another Theatre Up-Town flan
ager Keith's Remarkable Career.
The most sensational announcement
.ti the annals of local theatrical amuae--nents
was made recently. The most
eautlful theatre In the universe la to
Je erected here by Mr. B. F. Keith,
ind it will be the finest building in the
:ity, an edifice which will surpass the
famous Boston playhouse of the Jn
entor of continuous performance.
The property Is that Tcnown aa the
Baldwin estate, which baa been In tbe
narket for a number of years, but
leld at such a high figure that It waa
llfficult to disoose of It.
At the time when the Baldwin pro
erty was first sjioken of as a prob
ible site for a theatre, it was stated
n tbe newspapers that no manager
;old think of using It for that pur
)ose because of the enormous expense.
:t was pointed out that if a theatre
vas erected on the site of tbe historic
nansion the mere passageways which
he building regulations call for would
ye an item of expense which would
juild any first-class theatre. It is g-en-.rally
known that this sort of consid
eration does not deter Mr. Keith from
pursuing his plans. In" Boston, with
1 superb theatre facing on Washing"
on Btreet, he decided to have an en
ranee on Treemont street. Tbe only
xay to get it was to buy a building
unning through the block. He bought
t .and the Tremont street entrance,
vhich Mr. Albee designed, is one of the
lotable sights of Boston. The con
truction of the new Philadelphia
louse in all its parts. will be on the
tame thorough scheme.
The site is ideal; a vote of the peo
le would unquestionably result in its
inanimous choice. Kvery one realizes
.hat it is perhaps the most costly lo
cation; few millionaires have the cour
ige to risk so much in an uridertak
ng of the sort. Managers, actors and
heatre-goers have stopped there and
jroclaimed the value of this location
'or a theatre.Capitalists have serlous
y considered'the matter; it remained
or Mr. Ksltb to do. However, he has
lad ample justification for the display
f extraordinary enterprise. eldom
EDWARD F. ALBEE.
as any man whose success depended
ipon the public been accorded such
llaudits as have been vouchsafed Mr.
xeith. He was a stranger when the
Eighth street house was opened on
November 4th, 1889. Managers and ac
:ors declared that the town was bur
lened with theatres; no word of en
:ouragement was heard. And tbe con
ilnuous performance and clean enter
tainment, the manifold comfort pro
vided, etc.. constituted an innovation
that bordered on the revolutionary.
Speedily the new Idea won the public;
patronage grew like Jack's bean
stalk; and before General Manager Al
bee was transferred to the New York
house, a clientele had been established
equal to any two theatres in town. Fur
thermore It has been the only thea
tre, outside New York and Boston,
KISSES ARE HIGHLY PRIZED.
Canaaa Bchoolma'am Distributee Them
a Rewards of Merit.
In Nemaha County, Kansas, Miss
Ulllla Daniels, who is described as un
usually handsome, has adopted a novel
means of rewarding the faithful and
well-behaved among her pupils, and
her plan has been approved by the
board of trustees, who have engaged
her for another year. Miss Daniels,
whenever a student attends school one
whole week without being tardy or ab
sent, kisses that student, whether male
or female. If the student Is tardy only
once she allows that student to kiss
her. All students who disobey this
tandard are ruled out of the kissing
match. The kisses are given and
taken every Friday afternoon. Need
less to say the young men do not play
(hooky" on that day.
There are sixty-five pupils at the
Wilson district school. Four years ago
if Iss Daniels went there from Illinois,
she was a good teacher, but the stn
lents, mostly boys, were hopeless vic
tims of the "hooky" habit. Try as she
would the pretty schoolma'am could
aot keep them in school regularly. She
arranged a list of prizes to those who
attended regularly, but they held no
attractions for the country boys.
Then she consulted with tbe school
board on the kissing question. They
were willing If she cared to experiment
that way. Some of the school board
aid among themselves if she did adopt
tbe plan they believed they would
tart to school again. So two years
igo she adopted the scheme, and it has
worked well ever since. Speaking of
tier unique experience Miss Daniels
'I do not think I am doing anything
wrong in allowing my young men stu
dents to kiss me as prizes for obedi
ence. Indeed, I think It is a great re
form or I should not practice it. My
pupils all respect me. I have a good
attendance. Tbe patrons of the dis
trict like me, for haven't I been given
mother two years' Job. I do not mind
criticism from outsiders; my thoughts
re about my school."
Love, rather than legislation, rules
he kingdom of God.
Men need a Bible conscience more
ban a Bible commentary.
The Impartation of righteousness Is
letter than its imputation.
whocs patronage warranted Its Sum
mer season no other house here has
been open 52 weeks a year- And the
best people in the city compose the
aduience, and twice daily from January
1st to December 31st the capacity of
the theatre is taxed.
Mr. Keith has not been Insensible to
the public support. He has ever ad
vanced; nowadays one or two acts costs
as much an an entire show did when
be o-ened the theatre. The variety
entei tainment has been revolutionized
not alone in his houses; the good he
did was so remunerative that his
scheme of clean, enjoyable entertain
ment was adopted throughout the
United States; and the good he has
done will live after him. Time was
when women never attended a va
riety show; 60 per cent of the local
patronage consists of ladles and chil
dren. So one need not wonder at the
$1,000,000 theatre; it Is given to Phila
delphia as a token of Mr. Keith's ap
nrwlRtlon. an excellent and practical
I way of indicating one's gratitude.
I Mr. Keith will also establish a thea
tre up-town. The house on n.ignin
street will be maintained after these
new places are open. With three Keith
theatres there should be afforded ample
room for the ever increasing number
of Keithites in Fhliaaeipnia ana
Th. nminii theatre evoked these ex.
calmations by those best qaulified to
ludae: "What shall I say" exclaimed
Sir Henry Irving, "Unique? It is cer
tainly that! Beautiful? That hardly
expresses It. Perfect? That ia the
word." "A most perfect theatre."
declared John Hare, "the most beauti
ful I ever saw." "Worth." averred Sea
retarv of the Navy John D. Long, "a
trip from Washington." "Words fail
me," said Maurice Barrymore. "The
most roarvsllous sight," said Col. J. U.
Mapleson, "l have ever seen."
Yet the house that Mr. Keith is to
give to Philadelphia will surpass the
place that earned the above enthusias
tic praise. As no other city in the
world baa attempted tw equal the Bos
ton theatre, it not likely that the
practical amusement house to be erect
ed In Philadelphia will have a rival
anywhere in the coming half century.
Features of the new house which
will be opened In (September. 1901. will
be handsome furniture, rare paintings,
collections of brlc-brac. Htatuary, etc.,
writing materials, post office, smoking
and reading rooms.floral display, perfect
ventilation, local and long distance
telephones, messenger calls, and the
checking of wearing apparel, etc., with
Mr. Keith's new uptown theatre will
be a structure with few equals any
where. Every good feature of the
Keith houses will be enjoyed by the
theatre-goers of that part of the city,
its location has not yet been dis
closed. Mr. Keith seems to be buying up
small sections of the earth at a pretty
rapid pace. No sooner has his pur
chase of the Princess' Theatre prb
erty in London ceased to be a sensa
tion and settled down to one of the
familiar facts of the theatrical world,
than the announcement comes of his
Philadelphia plans. The London pur
chase makes him an International
manager, and In this, as in other
things, he is a pioneer, for never be
fore has tbe vaudeville business pro
duced a manager who personally con
trolled theatres on both sides of the
world. He will also have the distinc
tion of Introducing the continuous per
formance In London, for with ail its
varied, forms of amusement this
American idea has never yet been
fried in the British metropolis!
The gir is full of rumors of other
possible enterprises of similar charac
ter which he means to undertake In
other populous centres of the country,
all of which lack confirmation from
the man most Interested. One of the
most presistent reports is that Mr.
Keith intends to build another hand
some theatre in New ork, while BUM
retaining his famous Union Square
With three theatres in Philadelphia,
one in London, one In Boston, one
and perhaps two in New York, and
I the bouse in Providence, now the prop
erty or uenerai Manager Albee, but
still under Keith's name, Mr. Keith
will hava unquestionably the foremost
circuit of vaudeville houses In the world
managed by one person. Even the
chains of music halls In Europe leased
by companies will not equal the Keith
enterprises in magnitude.
On July 6th. 1S5, Mr. Keith's idea
was first Introduced In Boston in a
room as large as the first floor of the
average Eighth street store; his chief
attraction was a one and one-half-pound
midget. Soon he rented the
second floor; then he leased a theatre
nearby, and finally built his palatial
place of amusement. Then came the
theatres in Philadelphia, New York,
and Providence, now the London thea
tre and the new Philadelphia bouses,
and the end is not yet. The Inventor
of tbe continuous performance has
had a wonderful career.
It Is always easier to forget bad
habits than to forego them.
No song, or sermon, or sacrament
Is acceptable without service,
A lie feels easy onlywhen It forgets
that it has a truth on Its track.
What Nfca.ll We Hava Far Deaeert?
This question arises In tbe family dally. Let
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Love Is tbe best bond and the sanc
tion which connects not only man wltb
man, but with everything which exists.
We are born into the world, and there
is something within us which, from the
instant that we live must make it real.
The Bast Prescription for Chills
and Fever Is a bottle of Orovs's Tabtkliss
CHILL TOMIO. It Is simply iron and quinine In
a tasteless form, ho cure no par. Price 80c.
It is not the gift, but the giving which
Is most precious and helpful. It is not
the succor, but the sympathy and in
telligence and gentle humanity with
which it Is offered, that cheer the very
soul of the poor and the weary and the
Do Your Feet Ache mn Burn?
'Shake into your shoes Allen's Foot
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tight or new shoes feel easy. Cures
Corns, Ingrowing Nails, Itching, Swol
len. Hot. Callous, Sore and Sweating
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cell it, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Address,
ALLEN S. OLMSTED, LeRoy, N. Y.
It is easy in the world to live after
the world's opinion, but in solitude to
live after one's own; but the truly great
man is he who, in the midst of the
crowd keeps with perfect sweetness
the independence of solitude.
Esee paokage of Potsam Fadeless Dtb
colors more goods than any other dye and
colors them better too. Sold by all druggists
Make sure that however good you 1
may be. you have faults; that however
dull you may be you can find out what j
uitrjr 1 auu turn nun t, ci susufc llley
may be, you would better make some
patient effort to get quit of them.
The more irons in the Are the better.
It is better that some of them burn
than that none of them get hot.
I to Rood and so enrep that no family can afford to
be without It. Is yours Carter'a t
Death ia an Incident and not an in
terruption of life's progress.
The showers of blessing always fol
low the clouds of darkness.
Look at .your tongue.
Is it coated ?
Then you have a bad
taste in your mouth every
moraine. Your appetite
is poor, and food dis
tresses you. You have
frequent headaches and
are often dizzy. Your
stomach is weak and
your bowels -are always
There's an old and re
liable cure :
Don't take a cathartic
dose and then stop. Bet
ter take a laxative dose
each night, Just enough to
cause one good free move
ment the day following.
You feel better the
very next day. Your
appetite returns, your
dyspepsia is cured, your
headaches pass away,
your tongue clears up,
your liver acts well, and
your bowels no longer
give you trouble.
Pries, 2S casts. All aragilsts.
I have taken AVer's Pills for S5
years, and I ounaider tbetn tbe best
made. One pill does me more good
than half a box of any other kind I
have ever tried."
lurch 30, ltKis. Arringtoa, Kans.
OUR BOYS AND GLRLS.
THIS IS THEIR DEPARTMENT OP
Qnaint Saying and Cate Do in as of the
Little Folka Kverywhere, Gathered
and Printed Hare for All Other Lit
tle One tq Bead,
One pleasant morning many years
ago tbe members of the Balde family
took their seats lu the big wagon Fath
er Balde had Just driven up before th
Although it was a week-day, all were
dredfced iu their Suuday beat. Mother
Balde wore a pretty merino gown,
iliort-waist ed, scant In the skirt and
with puffed sleeves; her sweet face,
with smooth-banded hair, peeped out
from a huge scoop bonnet, garlanded
with roses and tied with a big bow.
She wore mitts, and a Canton shawl
with long silk fringe.
Father Balde's coat was long-tailed
and buttoned up tightly; his sblrt-
bosom was ruffled, and around bis neck
was wound a black satin stock. He
looked like the picture of Andrew Jack
son, Abby thought.
The boys, Ben and Joe, were resplend
ent In new blue "roundabouts" with
brass buttons. As for Abby herself, she
felt very fine In her pink frock, era
brolderod pantalettes, leghorn bat aud
sandal slippers. Father had just open
ed bis mouth to say "Get up!" to tbe
horses, when somebody was seen hur
rying down tbe dusty cross-roads, and
two shrill voices called out, "Waltf
It was Annt Pnishy Becker and bet
sister, Miss Bushy. Many years before,
these two spinster ladles bad been
named "Prussia" and "Bussla." Thej
came up, puffing and swinging tbelt
green reticules like big hop-blossoms.
"We'd like to go to town and see Itr
gasped Aunt Frushy. "I says to Rushy,
'We've seen the stage-coach In Its day,
an' "Clinton's Ditch," and now we want
to see It!'"
Father and Mother Balde exchanged
glances, then tbe latter said gently,
"Abby, I guess you and tbe baby bad
better get out and make room for our
Abby obeyed without a murmur, for
that was the way children were brought
ap In those days.
"It's too bad to have tbe child stay
it borne on account of us," said Annt
"Tot! tutt She'll live to see It Ions
after you and Prushy and the rest of
ns are laid away in the churchyard!"
exclaimed Father Balde, as ha started
up the prancing team.
Abby walked slowly up the path
leading to the house. Her face waa
very sober, and I'm not sure that a few
tears did not spot tbe pretty lavender
strings of her bonnet. But she soon
grew more cheerful, especially when
Baby Elizabeth, sleeping in her arms,
awoke and began to smile and coo
"Yes, yea, little sister, you and I are
left behind!" aaid Abby. "We can't go
to town, bear the band play, buy train
ing gingerbread and candy 'Qibraltars'
and see It bntl We'll go down on tbe
hillside, and you can roll on the green
grass and I'll read Tbe Children of the
! Soon the baby aister lay contentedly
on her blanket spread on the grass, her
fat hands clutching clover-tufts, while
Abby sat reading. But the eyes of the
latter often wandered from her book
to the pleasant scene before her the
broad flats, green and fertile; the Mo
hawk River winding in and ont like a
silver thread, and close beside it the
straighter line of the canal.
Nearly still was something that of
late had especially attracted Abbya at
tention a long row of wooden ties of
yellow-white newness, and across them
steel rails stretching far up and down
tbe valley. Tbe crowd 0 foreign work
men, who for weeks past had labored
there with pickaxe and bammer, had
But suddenly a shrill sound smote the
silence a sound never before heard
throughout tbe length of the green1
Abby sprang to her feet and looked
eagerly eastward. What was that she
saw that great black something, rum-'
bling and rushing, making oae thtuk of
the fiery dragon 8t George slew!
With swift motions it glided along
the steel rails there was a strange
looking cab or cart filled with gentle
sen wearing tall hats and black satis
tocks like her father's and then th
Boaster shot away, leaving a clend ol
tmoke and a shower of red sparks be-
Abby wt down with a thttd of ath
faction. "Weil. I declare; -
cbtW E I jM-'
iiimm I've seen It, after am
DoVou know what It was? Why. the
very rst train that ever pas-ed over
theew York Central Itallroad!
Tommy Hadley Is one of the greatest
boys for fun you ever saw. A great
fat, awkward feUow. too, but Just as
good aa he can be. One of Tommy a
pranks last summer, when he went to
visit his grandfather, was to cause such
surprise and fun in grandpa's house,
..... .v. i,i noonie have not yet got
lUHl w v
ever talking about It One day Tommy
was up In the garret wnere mere wr..
lots of old trumpery, spinning wheels,
yellow wasps and such things, when h
came upon a suit of clothea that hit
grandfather used to wear. Tommy pul
on the suit sua going u
found bis grandpa's spectacles ana nau
Then be sat down Jn-hls grandparent's
. Ll(.k.n lSk ThS
chair, near iue open .m-uc .
day was warm and old lit? White had
gone out Into the garden in bis shirt
sleeves and without his hat. He came
In tbe back door to get it nd not flnd-
ln It on the peg. and not seeina m
"man" In tbe chair, began looking
around. Tommy's grandmother now
came In at tbe other door, and Tommy
winked at her to keep stIU while grand
pa was looking for his hat. At last she
laid. "Father, can't you And your bat?"
"No, mother!" answered grandpa, "I
can't see anything without my speo
"And where are your glasses?
"Don't know. They're lost too."
"Here's an old gentleman In youi
ehair, father, maybe he knows."
But at that Tommy could hold In no
longer and burst out with such a laugt
that he will never forget about foolinj
rrandpa. Weekly Bouquet
Mosquitoes Sins; for Society.
When you listen to the drone of a
aiosqulto It may detract from the an
aoyance you are likely to feel If yot
remember that the peculiarly teasing
found is really a song that the femal
Insect makes to attract the male. Tb
low notes of the mosquito are made bj
the drumming of its wings as it flies,
but tbe keen, shrill hum that you usu-
llv heoome conscious of at about tb
time the mosquito Is preparing to feast
on your blood comes rrom mue arumi
ranged along the sides of the female In
sect. Some Interesting experiment!
with a tuning fork have shown thai
tbe nervous little antennae of the mal
mosquitoes beat time in harmony wltb
the sound waves from tbe tuning fork
provided the fork Is held within tlx
range of tbe sounds produced by th
Mamie Couldn't Do It-
Mamie, aged 4, had been given a blu
lilk sash for a birthday present and the
first day she wore It she was constantly
running to her mother to have it tied.
"Why, Mamie." said her mamma, "tblf
makes tbe fifth time I've tied your sasb
this morning. You must learn to tie it
yourself." "But how can I, mamma,"
replied tbe little miss, "when I'm stand
ing around In the front all tbe time?"
PATRIOTISM RUBBED IN.
That la tbe Way We Sometime Tenets
It to Children.
I have a friend who teaches In one
of tbe Boston schools, the last person
In the world who would ever voluntar
ily be found marching in procession!
or engaging in hand-to-hand encounter
with mobs. Yet on Dewey day she
spent hours In helping to marshal a
host of school children through crowd
ed streets, picking them from under the
feet of tramping hordes, and protecting
them from utter destruction when tbey
were overrun by mob violence.
"Well, what then?" said my compan
ion. "Would you have had the pool
little chaps all left at home? That's
tbe way we teach 'em patrooltsm rub
It In, you see."
"Every one of those children," I said
severely, "was legally entitled to two
parents. There must be some use for
parents in the everlasting economy of
things, though many of them don't
seem to suspect It If tbe time ever
comes when tbe enriched natural his
tory coursee demand that the pupil
shall be sent into tbe wild beasts' cages
In order to observe their habits It is the
teacher who will be doomed to accom
pany them. And if during the visit the
lion begins to lick his chops and de
mand food it Is the teacher who will
be expected to come cheerfully to the
front and say: "Eat me! When I accept
ed my present munificent salary I pre
pared myself, of course, not to falter at
little sacrifices like this.' In the mean
time the child will have -etired in good
order, and the parent tbe female par
entwill be safely at borne embroider
ing a dolly or writing a paper for tbe
Woman's Club. What the male parent
will be doing is one of the things no
fellow could be expected to know! "
Atlantic Monthly. '
The Trouble In Havana.
Much has been said and riH..
about making Havana a good place to
live In, but no one unfamiliar with the
primitive conditions now nrovaiiin. -
that city from a sanitary point of view
can realise tne greatness of the t..v
The city has no sewer system, and even
no surface drainage. The houses are
generally of stone, and roni
room fronting on the street, back of
wmcn extends a court alona- th.
of which are arranged other ani
er rooms. The laat room In the rear Is
generally tne Kitchen, in the floor of
this kitchen is dug a alnkhnio r.
this bole, which haa no outlet except
uaiurai seepage, nows all refuse
from the house. As long aa the con
tents of this sinkhole keep below tin
kitchen floor all is considered well
When It overflows, a few loads arc
taken out to make num rn.
Some of these sinkholes had not beet
cieaneu in any years until the rest
less Americans, with their tmn til
ideas, came along and forced the owu
era to mue some attempt at sanitation
PPhJ allow pride to rot
!I ""TJ Jtisw
I TOUar is roflTITMK.
SORROW OF ANIMALS.
EVIDENCE THAT THEY MOURN
SINCERELY AND FAITHFULLY.
.rl... aa P.l h" '
U..U Beinsw-Oriaf Off t. D-th
,f Ikelr Whelp Tocl.il Show
by Lisa and Lioness.
Edgar Qulnet in his Journal tells how
me day he went with the "t
SeoffroT De St Hlllare, to the Jardin
le. Plantes: "In one of tbe cages were
Hon and a lioness together. Tbey
were standing up. quite motions , and
seemed not even to see us.
:be lion. Uf ting up his great P-P1"
t slowly and -oftly on the forehead ol
Ae lioness, and both continued In the
,ame attitude as long as we rema.ncd
efore them. What was Intended by
the gesture? A painter who should
have desired to represent, calm g. ier
and the deepest compassion could not
have invented anything more
What does It mean?' said I to Geoffroi.
Their Hon whelp died this morning,
replied he. Then I understood what I
taw: Pity, good-will,- sympathy-all
these sentiments might be read in those
The following interesting account Is
xtracted from James Forbes "Orien
tal Memories:" "One of a shooting par
ty, under a banyan tree, killed a female
monkey, and carried It to his tent
which was soon surrounded by forty or
fifty of the tribe, who made a great
V , . ji.owi attack
Olse, aiKl aeeiueu
heir aggressor. They retreatea wn
e presented his fowling-piece, u.e
readful effect of which they had wlt
essed, and appeared perfectly to nn
enatand. The bead of the troop, how-
iver. stood bis ground, chattering furi
ously; the sportsman who, perhaps, felt
tome little degree of compunction for
having killed one of tbe family, did not
like to Are at the creatures, and noth
ing short of firing would suffice to drive
blm off. At length he came to the door
of the tent and finding threats of no
trail, began a lamentable moaning, and
by the most expressive gestures seemed
to beg for tbe dead body. It was given
him; be took it sorrowfully in his arms
and bore it away to his expecting com
p anions. They who were witnesses of
this scene resolved never again to fire
tt one of the monkey race."
But perhaps tbe most impressive and
txtraordinary case that has yet come
before us is that of poor Norman's dog
In the Isle of Skye. Here it Is, as told
a year or two ago In the Inverness
Courier, one of tbe most reliable papers
"A circumstance has just occurred at
Portree, Isle of Skye, which may be
tdded to tbe many chapters recording
the fidelity and attachment of dogs to
their masters. A rumor spread through
tbe town one morning tbat on tbe pre
vious night the dogs bad torn open tbe
grave of a young man who had died oi
fever, and was Interred some weeks
previously. It transpired, however, that
the case waa not so revolting. When
tbe young man was buried bis dog fol
lowed tbe funeral to tbe church yard
and was wltb difficulty removed. It re
turned again and again to tbe spot, and,
unobserved, had dug into the grave un
til it leached tbe coffin. The dog bad
gnawed through the coffin when tbe
fact was discovered, but tbe body of his
dead master was untouched; and there
the faithful animal was found, eagerly
looking Into tbe grave. 'I doubt,' says
the correspondent "If there be on rec
ord a more striking Instance of canine
attachment; for you must bear in mind
that four or five weeks had elapsed
since tbe Interment, and tbe church
yard Is six miles from the bouse where
poor Norman's father lives.' "
An Incident Is told of a pair of swans
who bad been Inseparable companions
for.tbree years, during which time they
bad reared three broods of cygnets; last
autumn tbe male bird was killed, and
since tbat time the female has sep
arated herself from all society with her
Own species. Caa sell's Magazine.
Unhealthy Sections of India.
The extraordinary nnhealthiness of
British India la fully detailed in a re
cent report In the Surma valley, which
is estimated to contain about 2.5io,on.
people, there were only 75,000 births In
1888, but 84,000 deaths; and in he
Assam valley there were 71,031 birth?
and 85.000 deaths.
An Irish student says the postbumour
works of an author are those he writes
after he is dead.
Jell-O, the Sew Dessert,
Pleases all tbe family. Fonr flavors:.
Lemon, Orange, Baspborry aqd Strawberry,
at your grocers. 10 ofs.
It Is not until we have passed through
the furnace that we are made to know
how much dross there is in our com
position. To Care Cold In Ona Day.
.'aaa Laxativb Bsoho Qcikins Tablcts. AH
drufgUts rafnnd tba muney " it falls to cars
K. W. Obovb's slcnatur Is on each box. 25c
Tt la ilvivi . 1 .
-- - iv nvinu controver
sy with two kinds of people; those who
cannot understand you and those who
Mow 'a This r
JiaUstorrntcSa.t,t "nB b'
W u.. .'i cf "SV A Co., Toledo, O.
Ohfa.' Wt"l- DTOg8lsta.Toleda
faoas oftua system. Testimonial, -iSt JSEr
The best way for a man rightly to
nloy nlmself 18 to maintain a uiiw"
flow forth from the fountain of 0rt
toess but that which is good.
The TfUalnna 1 ...
ulator. wunout a reg-
.hi?FFt don't .tor.
are many rich people whose
we'th e would be ashamed toTmv?
tt we only know how they got it?
afeaVeAwS. forS.PSS te'"1
Sakusl, Ocean GrxN t ,.vC?ldN- W.
TP la ah Inn mnVaa s- at
h. Vl l! wlw 01 au who follow
1, fro. an partaof
"MY OWN SELF ACAIH." '
Hrs. Cats Writes to Mrs. PlnUh.m,
Fallows Her Adlce and ia llsda W.n.
"DEAR MBS. PiNKHAM: For n. arly
two and one-half years I have been in
..v.i.oiilth. Af term V little child cum
. IT 1,
it seemea a couiu not
get my strength
again. 1 have
chills and tha
severest pains in
my limbs and top
of head and am
ut times. I
:so have a pain
31st to the right of
f breast lxirie. It U
so severe at times
that 1 cannot lie on
my right side. Please
write nie what you
think of my case."
M 118. Cl. 4 K A ( i A TK8,
Johns P.O., Miss..
April 25, lH'Jis.
"Dear Mrs. Pixhaw:
I have taken LydiaE. Tinkham's Vege
table Compound a advised and now
send you a letter for publication. Kor
several years I was in such wretched
health that life was almost a burden.
I could hardly walk across the floor,
was so feeble. Several of our best
physicians attended me, but failed to
help. I concluded to write to you for
advice. In a few days I received such
a kind, motherly letter. I followed your
Instructions and am my 'old self
again. Was greatly benefited before I
had used one bottle. May God bless
you for what you are doing for suffering-
women." Mrs. Clara Gatk
Johns P. O., Mis.. Oct. B. JS'JP.
FOR FIFTY YEARS.'
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ALICE MASON, Bocm.TtB. N. V.
The People Who Live on tbe Great
Rivera of the West.
One cannot travel along any of the
larper Interior waterways, either by
steamboat or rail, without catching
sljiht of the water denizens' queer ark
like habitations. Contemptuous refer
ences to them as "shanty-boat folks"
are to be seen in the. newspapers of all
river towns, and heard In the conver
sation of all river-bank dwellers, and
uo State watered by the Mississippi,
the Ohio, the' Missouri, or any of their
larger 1. randies, Is ever clear of them.
Steamboat men say they number from
lO.tH) to 12.00; some of the more iu
tellijieut water folk themselves pluce
the total at from 12,000 to 15,000 at
least, w hile all agree that. Instead of
beeoniinjiewer, they are increasing as
the years roll round. This, notwith
standing the adverse ordinances of cer
tain munirijialitieK, and the repressive
but entirely inoperative statutes of two
or three States. It Is forbidden any
shanty-boat man to "tie up" within the
boundaries of the municipalities refer
red to, excepting In cases of dire emer
gency; the States In question prohibit
the existence of "shanty-boat folks" at
Dry land supports no corresponding
rlass. In truth, they cannot be treated
properly as a single class, for they are
split np into almost as many subdlvl
ilons as those who live on shore. Fre
luently these subdivisions are not
sharply defined, however, and. Indeed,
It would not be easy to draw an exact
line, separating river from land dwell
ers In all cases. But, In some respects,
the water folk are a unit. Tbey return
:he contempt of the "shore people" with
Interest. Without exception, they are
Infatuated with "the river," athey
broadly term the entire system, aurTro
matter how much they may differ
tmong themselves, tbey bang together
when in trouble with outsiders. They
?all themselves "the river people," and
sniff disdainfully when that title is ap
plied to steamboat men, roustabouts, or
sven the raftsmen who pilot great fields
of timber and logs down the mighty
Sulphur tle Mosquito's If'oc.
One of our readers Informs us that,
having sien a statement In some Hug
lish medical journal to the effect that
sulphur, taken internally, would pro
tect a person against flea bites, it oc
curred to him to try it as a preventive
of mosquito bites. Accordingly be
oegan taking effervescing tablet, of
.aitar-lithine and sulphur, four dally,
de provided himself with several lively
mosquitoes, and, having put them Into
i wide-mouthed bottle, inverted the
jottle and pressed its mouth upon his
aare arms. The mosquitoes settled on
.lis skin, but showed no Inclination to
Jite him. If this gentleman's experi
ence should be borne out by further
trials it might be well for persons who
ire particularly sensitive to mosquito
'ites to take a course of sulphur during
he mosquito season, especially in view
-f the growing opinion that the mos
luito is the common vehicle of the Plas
modium malarlae. Medical Journal.
A man is compelled to keep bis word
when no one will take It.
.fame- the safest thing: he can do
r"'jV1'd i" ' h ed tr.e live, of 1 1 Is
. ,rT ' f ?"-.. 1 a ui.1hhh) Bide to . .-. i, . ,
thTciiV! ,? 'rTl 8 i"" f""'nt;
aracglat oosa not
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