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THE. CITY OF SLEEP
Over the edge of the purple down,
Where the single lamplight gleams,
Know ye the road to tho Merciful Town
That is laid by the Sea of Dr'ama—
Where the poor may lay their wrongs away,
A lid the siek may forget to weepy
But we —pity us ! ah! pity us 1
We wakeful; oh! pity us!
We must go back with Policeman Day-
Back from the City ot Sleep!
Weary they turn from the scroll and crown,
tetter and prayer and plow—
They that go up to the Merciful Town,
For her gates are closing now.
It Is their right in the baths of Night
Body and soul to steep;
We—pity us; ah ! pity us!
We wakeful; oh! pity us!
"We must go baek with Policeman Day—
3ack from the City of Sleep !
Over the edge of the purple down,
Ere the teiufer dreams begin;
iook— wr may look—at the Merciful Town,
But we may not enter in.
Outcasts all. from ner guarded wall,
Back to one watch wo creep;
We—phy us; ah! pity us!
We wakeful; oh! pity us!
Wo that go back with Policeman Day-
Back from the City of Sleep!
} liV OEOROE ETIIEI.BEBT WALSH. j
"I'm going to make out my applica
tion for promotion to the Junction this
morning," remarked Hay Stanuard,
emphatically. "I don't believe the
railroad would ever promote one if he
ili In't ask for it."
"Probably not, Ray," answered
Arthur, his brother, and senior by two
/ears. "But on the other hand you
might lose your position if yoti seem
dissatisfied. I've been promoted twice,
and I never once asked for an ad
"That's the difference between your
store, where the officers are all gentle
men, and the J. T. &W. railroad,
*here you don't know who is the
Authority. Those who pay me my
wages never come down to see me.
Tliey even send an agent down to col
lect the monthly bills. If I could get
/p at the Junction in the main office I
jiight get a chance to work up. But
ilown here at this small station I'm
not noticed, and nobody knows
whether I do my work well or not."
"Do you believe that?" Arthur
asked. "Don't you think they know
up at headquarters what agents do
their duty thoroughly? I don't know,
but I'll bet they have a record of yon,
and every other employe on the road.
"Well, my record is clean," Kay re
plied. "My reports have all bfe 1 cor
rect, and I have never made a mistake
of a serious nature in my office."
"Then I should say such a record
will tell in your favor in time."
"In time? Yes, when I'm an old
man. I've been here four years—ever
since I left school— and I'm no nearer
promotion than at first."
Arthur shook his head. At the fork
in the road they separated, and
Arthur's last words to his brother
"Don't do things hasty, Ray. Re
member, we must suppbrt mother,and
if you lose your position things will
go hard this winter."
"Oh, they won't drop me," Ray
answered, a little proudly. "They
know that I'm valuable to iliem, and
they won't get auother agent here to
do their work so well."
The two brothers worked about a
«iile apart—Arthur iu a large factory
below Jamesport, and Ray in the ruil
foad station just outside of the village.
Pour years before Mr. Staunard had
■iied,leaving his wife and two children
practically penniless. Both of them
Mvfct-e at school at the time, preparing
lor col'iege; with praiseworthy
Keal they gave up their cherished plans
without a murmur, and secured em
ployment tr support their mother.
Arthur was doing well in the woolen
factory, where he was liked and
trusted, and Ray had always per
formed his duties satisfactorily as
•gea* for the railroad at Jaiue3port.
He was quick at figures and a good
But as the months and years passed
'lis ambition to securo a position in
Remain office at the Ju»ction grew
»pon him, but seemed to be doomed
Jo disappointment. His position was
More irritating because his brother
*wice in the same time been pro
moted in the factory.
He felt particularly gloomy and dis
satisfied this morning, as he left
Xi •thur, and trudged on toward the
railroad. He entered the small station
Hud proceeded slowiv to perform the
routine duties of his office.
Then, when the morning express
Vad passed and the way bills had been
Jnade out, he sat down before his
desk and begun t-~ write out his appli
"It's the only way I'll ever get ad
fanced," he muttered to himself, as if
to strengthen any wavering of his de
cision. "I've waited four years for
Bonne recognition of my service from
the company, and at this rate it will
neve" come. I believe every one who
succeeds in railroading has to push his
Satisfied with this argument, he
proceeded to 112. auie his thoughts, and
to put them upon paper. He found,
when he came to enumerate his good
points, that he had done nothing ex
traordinary—only administered the
affairs of his office intelligently, and
without any serious mistakes.
Ray had fair gifts as a writer, and
his petition was well worded. When
finished ho read it over to
aee if it sonuded just right.
He was right in the midst
of it when his telegraph instru
ment began to click. He listened to
its sounds, and read the message:
"Hold the west-bound express at
Jamesport until further orders. Track
is torn up between Jamesport and the
Junction. E. T.T."
Hay took a mental note of the lves
«age and glanced at his watch.
•'She won't be her inside ot half
an hour," he said.
Then once more he Started to read
his petition. After making a few
corrections he laid it down on his desk
with a satisfied smile.
"There, if that doesn't do the work
I'm mistaken," he muttered in an
undertone. "I don't think Arthur
could find fault with it."
It was only natural that the idea of
securing promotion should stimulate
the boy's imagination, and that he
began to plan for the future. Tipped
back in his comfortable chair, he
thought of the time when he might
become superintendent of the
division, and probably in time general
passenger agent, and even president,
of the road. Then, with a big salary
and a private car, he would bo his
own master and support his mother
in the style she deserved.
A wave of compassion for other
boys and poor station agents swept
over him. He would make an innova
tion in the management of the road.
He would visit every station at cer
tain times and personally inspect the
record of the agents. Then, where
good service warranted it, he would
make promotions, and not keep deserv
ing employes in one place for a long
It was pleasant to think of the
gratitude the men would feel toward
him, and in his dreams he posed as a
benefactor to the deserving poor on
the road with considerable grace and
condescension. It was au added
satisfaction to know that he had worked
up from the lowest position to the
highest, and that he was familiar with
all the discouragements and dissap
pointments of the various employes.
In the midst of his dreams he heard
the shriek of an engine, but it
seemed more like the echo of a dream
than a reality. It took some moments
for Ray to bring himself back to prac
Suddenly he dropped his feet from
their perch on the d.sk with a bang,
and jumped from his chair with the
"The express is coming!"
It was indeed the whistle of the ap
proaching express that had sounded
so far away in his dreams, aud now he
could hear the roar and rumble of the
train as it bore down upon him at the
rate of fifty miles au hour.
In an instaut the telegraphic order
to hold the express at Jamesport
flashed across Ray's mind. That
order had not yet been countermanded,
and the express was down upon him
without any signals to stop her.
The boy turned deathly pale as he
sprang to his feet and rushed for the
door. Just as ho reached the plat
form of the station the express guve
utterance to auother shrill whistle aud
flashed by the small depot like a hur
ricane. In the strong suction of wind
that followed in the wake of the fly
ing train Kay lost his hat, but, un
mindful of that, he stood as if petri
fied by the awful catastrophe which
his negligence had caused.
The express was rushing onto its
doom, carrying with it probably
several hundred people. Ray was
helpless to avert the terrible calnmity.
The track was torn up between the
two stations, and it would do uogood
to telegraph onto the Junction. The
harm was already done, and no earthly
power could save the train.
Ray staggered into the office. Every
particle of blood had left his face. He
felt weak aud helpless. Burying his
face into his hands, he gave vent to
sobs that shook his frame. Before
him was his petition for promotion.
The sight of it brought a revulsion of
feelings, and he took it up aud tore
it into shreds.
"If it hadn't been for that I would
have attended to my duty," he mut
Then the cold ] erspiration bioke
out upon his forehead as he agaiu
realized the horror of his situation.
He was a murderer a hundred times
over; in all probability the train was
already wrecked, and scores of
mangled,bleeding corpses were crying
to heaven against the perfidy of the
man who had so suddenly launched
them to their destruction.
"Oh, God. help me!" the boy cried,
in his utter helplessness.
Under the strain it seemed as if he
would lose his mind, and he rose from
his seat and paced back and forth in
the narrow office.
"I must do something," he said,
finally. "I'il face it all and telegraph
to the Junction for a wrecking train.
I shall not try to excuse myself."
He seated himself at his desk again
and seized the knob of the machine,
but before he could call up the opera
tor at the Junction a message for him
came ticking over the wires:
"P.elease the express. Track all
clear. E. T. T."
For an instant the boy could not
comprehend the full import and mean
ing of this message to him. Then, as
it dawned upou him, the revulsion of
feeling was too much for his strength.
He dropped back into his chair, and
for an instant it seeine.t as if he lost
When he recovered himself he
walked unsteadily toward the door
and opened it to take a full breath of
fresh air. The world never seemed so
beautiful to him as at that moment.
Every familiar object of tlio landscape
impressed him as being dear and at
tractive. He was in with his
native village, and his small, insignifi
cant oflice appeared in a new light.
When he turned around and realized
it all, he said aloud:
'Thank God it is not true; it is not
That night Arthur asked Hay if he
had forwarded his pjtitiou for pro
motion to headquarters.
"No," the boy replied, "I have
thought it all over, and I feel conteut
where I am. I won't make any re
quest for a promotion."
Arthur lookad queerly at his brother
nnd wondered at the cause of his sud
| dea change of opinion, but Bay did
| not divulge his secret until long after.
One day there came word from the
chief at the Junction requesting Raj
to appear for examination for promo
That night when he was assured of
of his new place, he related to Arthur
the terrible accident that his neglect
had nearly caused to the express.
"I was ao thankful when I found
that it was not true," he concluded,
"that I had no further desire for pro
motion. It made me satisfied with
my position, and warned me that 1
could do more good iu attending to
my duty than in worrying for some
thing h'gher. It was an experience
and lesson, Arthur, that I can never
And the boy shuddered at the mere
recollection of his terrible mistake—
a mistake which none but himself
knew about, but which might have
ruinerl him for life * and precipitated
two hundred lives into eternity!
THE UNIVERSAL AILMENT.
Some Siisr;estionH a* to the Mitigation o!
the Difteatn Once Called Quinsy. '
Quinsy, or tonsilitis,is an acute in
flammation of one or both tonsils.
The inflammation is commonly very
"active," causing great pain and end
ing in the formation of matter.
Children, and especially young
adults, are most subject to the disease,
for it is in them that the tonsils are
most fully developed and most prone
to take on inflammatiou. The glands
gradually become smaller iu middle
life and have more or less comj)letely
disappeared iu those who have reached
The cause of quinsy is not always
evident. A tendency to the disease
seems sometimes to run in families,
and it has been noted that those who
have frequent attacks of tonsilitis in
youth often suffer from gout or rheu
matism in later life. The immediate
cause seems often to be exposure to
cold and wet when tlie person is fa
tigued or a little "under the weather."
The presence of sewer gas in the
house has been accused of exciting
attacks of tonsilitis in those unfortu
nates who have contracted the quinsy
The first indication of trouble is
usually a chill or.chilly sensation,such
as many people have come to recog
nize as a sign of having caught cold.
This is followed by a little fever, with
dryness and "stiffness" iu the throat
and a little pain on swallowing.
The pain, which rapidly increases,
is continuous, but is greatly aggra
vated by the chewing and swallowing
of food. On looking into the throat
the swollen and reddened tonsil is
readily seen. When both tonsils are
affected they may often be seen press
ing against each other, and seemingly
blocking up the throat completely.
Sometimes the trouble may—appar
ently, at least —be cut short by early
treatment, but usually the inflamma
tion goes ou to the formation and dis
charge of an abcess.
A person with tonsilitis should live
'on milk and broths. Indeed, there is
no temptation to take solid food, not
only because of the pain in swallow
ing, but because the appetite is lost.
Gargling with n strong solution of
borax or bicarbonate of soda iu hot
water, to which a little glycerine has
been added, is very grateful. Cold
compresses applied to the throat at
the beginning of an attack occasion
ally appear to cut it short, but after
the formation of pus has clearly be
come inevitable, warm applications oi
poultices should be used. As soon as
matter has formed it shonld be let out,
and the ensuing relief will amply com
pensate for the momentary pain of the
little operation—Youth's Compauion.
l>ogA for Luzy Wheelmen.
The dog in harness as applied to the
traction of the cycle is a novelty which
will rightly never be tolerated in the
British Isles, but the Belgian has ad
vanced the idea of using canine trac
tion for neck and collar work in draw
ing the bicycle up hill, and at Stras
burg the strong mastiff may bo seen
performing the same service for the
tricycle. As to the Belgian dog, when he
has done his work he receives his re
ward. He jumps up behind like «
smart groom and shares with his mas
ter the ~oys o!' the descent. Not so
the Strasburg hound ; he is always on
duty ; he is harnessed behind the ma
chine, but his face is toward the guid
ing wheel and he does not jib. He
can not go in front, for he would inter
fere with the steering, but the tricy
clist declares he rejoices to pull be
hind. There is no doubt the dog does
show some sense of gratified pride in
working in harness. In Belgium and
in Switzerland one may often see the
free aud unattached dog trying to
shove behind the hand cart as a vol
unteer pushing when he may not pull.
But iu spite of his good will, the fatal
result shows itself in the curved back
aud distorted legs. —Pall Mall Gazette.
Earning* or Canadian Indian)
There are some astonishing figures
in recent returns presented to the Do
minion parliament showing the amount
of Indian earnings for the last year.
According to these statistics the In
dians of Canada received as proceeds
of the fisheries 8t00.270.85, aud as
earned by hunting $408,318.83. The
statement "earned by hunting," as
our loug-time Quebec correspondent,
Mr. J. U. Gregory, tells us, is to be
understood as including all furs,
wherever sold, to the Hudson's Bay
company or others. Iu these days,
when we are all talking about the ob
literation of wild creatures, this an
nual fur catch of more than $400,000
for Canada is signiticaut of an enor
mous native supply, all the more re
markable since the fur industry has
been carried on for so many decades
—Forest ard Stream.
THE REALM OF FASHION.
A Cool and Cielnl Costume.
No costume is cooler in appearance
or more truly useful to the eye than
that of pure white, untouched by
color. The model shown in the illus
tration, while well adapted to all
transparent stuffs and to China and
India silks, has a peculiar fituess for
organdie, dimity and Persian lawn,
and is represented in the last-named
material, with trimming of fine
needlework bands and frills. The
foundation for the waist is a fitted
lining, which closes at the centre
front. On it are mounted the yoke of
puffs and bands, and the full back and
fronts. As shown, the neck is cut on
the first line of perforations, so form
ing a shallow opeu square, but the
pattern provides for high neck as well.
In either case the waist proper closes
invisibly beneath the centre baud of
embroidery, and the yoke at the left
shoulder seam and arm's eye. The
sleeves are arranged iu a series of
puffs, with bauds of insertion between
each two, and are mounted upon fitted
linings, which are two-seamed, but
can be omitted, the puffing only being
used if preferred. At the neck and
wrists are frills of needlework.
To make this waist for a woman in
the medium size three and one-half
yards of material thirty-six inches
wide will be required.
A Novel Capo.
No wardrobe is wholly complete!
without a wrap that can be slipped on
and off with ease. The novel cape
shown in the large illustration by May
Mauton serves every need, while at
the same time it is chic in the extreme,
representing, as it does, the latest
Parisian style. The model in of satin
faced cloth in soft mode, with yoke
and bands of applique edged with
velvet ribbon, but bengaline and all
heavy silks, as well as lace, are equally
The foundation is circular, and ex
tends to the edge of the third ruffle.
The yoke is faced on and the two
npper ruffles are stitched into place
a« indicated, but the third and last
is seamed to the edge. All three are
oircular in shape, and they, as well
as the foundation cape, are lined with
The pointed revers are cut separate
and' attached to the fronts, and are
both faced with white mousseline de
soie, which was purchased shirred
ready for use. At the neck is a stand
ing collar, within which is a double
frill of mousseline, which is also
To make this cape for a woman of
medium size five aud a half yards of
material twenty-two inches wide will
Kvolutlon of nn OKI-Time Furae.
The old-time knitted silk purse of
our grandmothers has a curious de
scendant in the knitted silk card cases
which some ladies carry nowadays.
The silk is sometimes mixed with gold
or silver thread, or with bright steel
or bronze beads, to form designs. One
side is stiffened by cardboard covered
with silk and the corners are tipped
with silver or gold as are those of
leather card-cases. The knitted silk
ease is said to wear longer and hold
more cards than its leather brother.
A Dainty Pune.
The fashionable purse is made of a
bit of hyacinth purple or emerald
green brocade mounted with a silver
gilt clasp, and with either a short
chain togo over the wrist or a long
one togo around the neck. A dainty
souvenir suitable for a bride to give
her attendant is a purse made of a bit
of the brocade like her wedding
gown, mounted with silver-gilt, with
her initials in silver-gilt on one side
and the owner's on the other. The
chain suspended to this purse may be
a long one of silver. —Ladies' Home
A Fashionable Cape.
A novelty in capes is made of violet
taffeta silk shirred in cords into two
deep puffs, which draw it closely over
the shoulders in a prim sort of way,
quite unlike the flutes and yards of ful
ness in the cape of last season. The
deep frill of silk which falls below the
puffs extends the cape a little below
the elbows. A round collar and short
stole of guipure fastened across with
black velvet bows and buckles are the
Woman'* Aid Work in In<lia.
The Marchioness of Dufferiu and
Ava has issued her report for last year
of the United Kingdom branch of the
work done by the great fund bearing
her own name for the medical aid of
women in India. It states that iu the
twelve mouths under review no less
than 1,327,000 women received atten
tion either in hospitals or their own
homes from lady doctors. There are
now 103 hospitals and dispensaries.
The Bicycle Paraftol.
The wheelwoman no longer exposes
herself, unsheltered, to the sun's too
ardent kiss. The pleasure of her ride
was spoiled by the knowledge that a
platoon of freckles was forming itself
across her pretty nose and a layer of
tan was ruining the damask of her
cheek. Now there is a parasol fastened
on the back of her saddle. It is
mounted on a bamboo stick, which is
the lightest that could be devised.
An Kany, Comfortable Gown.
An easy, comfortable gown, that
can be made as cool or as warm as
desired by the selection of suitable
materials, is here shown. Green and
white linen lawn is the material
selected, narrow Valenciennes lace and
insertion forming the dainty decora
tion. A bow and ends of diagonally
striped green, violet and white ribbon
is tied between the edges of the turn
over collar that completes the neck.
The back, in princess style, is fitted
with a curving seam, side back and
under arm darts, rendering a perfect
adjustment over the hips. The semi
girdle that crosses in front is buttoned
in the centre and holds the fulness
gracefully in at the waist. Round
pearl buttons are used to effect the
closing all the way down the front.
The easy, tasteful two-seamed sleeves
are cut on fashionable lines and can
be made with or without the fitted
lining. The gown is of moderate
width, measuriug a little over three
and a half yards at the foot in the
medium size. Challis, cashmere,
India silk, French or outing flpnnel
will develop tastefully by the mode,
WRAPFEB WITH OB WITHOUT LINING.
while, for wash fabrics, the advantage
of its simplicity will be found to make
laundering an easy task.
To make this wrapper for a woman
of medium size live and a half yards
of material, forty-four inohes wide,
will be required.
The New York Ledger is now Bueoessruli]
sold by bright boys and girls, who tbui
earn many valuable premiums. Two centi
profit on each copy sold. No money re
quired in advance. Send name and ad
dress for oomplote outfit, including Prem
ium I.ist, to Robert Donner's Sons, Ledgei
Building, 160 William St., N. V. City.
Alexandria possesses the largest artificial
harbor in the world.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents*
Guaranteed tobacco babit cure, makes weak
tnen strong, blood Dure. 80c. M All druggists.
The United States leads the world as a
To Cure A Cold In One Day.
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money if it falls to cure. 33c.
The rapid growth of the finger nails is
supposed to indicate good health.
Mrs. NVlnslow's Soothina Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cure« wind colic. 85c.a bottle.
The game of chess is taught in all the
Australian public schools.
Piso's Cure cured me of a Throat and Lung
trouble of three years' standing.— E. CADY,
Huntington. Ind., Nov. 12. IS!U.
Third-class railway fares in India are less
than a farthing a mile.
Educate Your Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever
10c, 35c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
It was the Germans who first opened Asia
Minor to the traffic of the world.
Health Was Very Poor But Hood's
Sarsaparilla Has Cured Her.
"My daughter had scrofula swellings on
her neck and her health was very poor.
She did not obtain lasting benoilt from
medicines until she began taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. Three bottles of this medi
cine entirely cured her and she has never
been troubled with scrofula since I have
great faith in Hood's Sarsaparilla." Mrs.
L. D. Eflfner, Ruth, N. Y.
Is America's Greatest Medicine. $1; six for s•>.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. 25 cents.
Speed in Collision*.
Cows used to throw trains off the
track, because the engineers, in a
panic, blew down brakes and equal
ized chances. In these latter days,
asserts an Eastern writer, a whole
herd of cows could not harm a train.
If a thousand were to get in the way
of a locomotive the engineer would
"pull her wide open" and go scooting
through. When the captain of the
Paris sought to reassure his passen
gers 011 the last trip from England he
said, with much nonchalance: "Under
lull headway the Paris can cut through
fifteen Spanish warships." That was
a slight exaggeration, of course, but
experience lias proved more than once
that safety in a collision at sea de
pends on the speed of the moving
body. A steamer of 10,000 tons dis
placement traveling twenty knots an
hour goes through an ordinary vessel
like a hot knife through batter, escap
ing without a scratch.—Kansas City
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So Says Mrs. Mary Rochiette of
Linden, New Jersey, in this
Letter to Mrs. Pinkham.
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would be quite annoying at times, and
at others would almost stop.
" I used prescriptions given me by my
taking your medi
cine, and have certainly been greatly
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" Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has indeed been a friend to me.
" I am now able to do my own work,
thanks to your wonderful medicine. I
was as near death I believe as I could
be, so weak that my pulse scarcely beat
and my heart had almost given out. I
could not have stood it one week more.
lam sure. I never thought I would
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" I shall use my influence with any
one suffering as I did, to have them
use Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Every woman that is puzzled about
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thetic advice of a woman who under
stands. Write to Mrs. Pinkham at
Lynn, Mass.. and tell her your ills.
w| have been troubled a great dea'
n ith a torpid liver, which produces constipa
tion I found OASCARKTS to be all you claim
forlbem.and secured such relief the first trial,
that I purchased another supply and was com
pletely cured. I shall only be too (tlad to rec
ommend Cascarets whenever the opportunity
Is presented." J. A. SMITH
2920 Susquehanna Ave., Philadelphia. Pa
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