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Rashfulness is a disease, says a
medical writer. Still it's not the
kind to fear, because it doesn't seem
to be catching.
The port of Hiogo, Japan, was
opened to the world in 1868. Re
ginning with nothing, its commerce
has increased to 380,000,000 annually.
In extent of territorial possessions
Uncle Sam ranks fifth among the great
landlords of the world. Rritain, Rus
sia, China and France each own a
larger portion of the globe than that
belonging to the United States.
The report of the railway commis
sioners of New South Wales for the
year ended June 30, shows that there
are now 2091 miles of railways open,
and of tramways 05 miles. The total
earnings amounted to $16,700,000,
showing an increase of SIO,OOO ovei
the previous year. The increase is
largely due to mining aud agricultural
"Alabama," observes the SavannnL
News, "contributes three luminous
names that will live in the history ol
the war with Spain. They are those
of Major-General Joseph Wheeler, ol
intrepid courage and brilliant military
übility; his daughter, Annie Laurie
Early, of courage no less than her
sire, but employed in a diametrically
different manner, and Lieutenant
The supreme court of Massachu
setts has decided that the eity of Bos
ton is the trustee of the fund created
by Dr. Benjamin Franklin in 1790,
now amounting to about $500,000,
Franklin designated that the fund
should be "'managed by the selectmen
of the town, and the ministers of the
oldest Episcopal, Congregational and
Presbyterian churches," and it was
contended before the court that this
was tantamount to creatMg a board of
trustees. The court rules in a deci
sion written by Judge Allen that the
gift to the town passed to the city on
its incorporation, and that u munici
pality may be a trustee for a public
Some statistics on education collated
by a writer in the Chicago Times-
Herald have special interest now that
the school year has begun. It appears
from these figures that the public
schools in the United States have an
enrolment of 14,465,891. All of them
do not goto school every day, the
overage daily attendance being 9,747,-
015 children. To teach these requires
the services of 400,825 instructors, ol
whom 130,366 are male and 269,959 are
female. There are 240,968 school
houses, and the value of all school
property is $455,948,164. The cost
of the public schools is $181,453,780
per year, or $2.61 per capita of popu
lation. For each pupil it costs $18.62.
On the basis of these and other fig
ures, the assertion is made that the
United States, with but one-twentieth
the population of the world, withiu
her confines has one-third of the
world's schoolchildren, aud speuds
one-half of the amount spent by the
world for education.
Judging from the intermediary state
censuses and from other enumerations
of the people, the Philadelphia Press
expects the national census of 1900 to
show that the centre of population
has stoped moving westward and has
gone toward the southeast. It points
out thi> largo increase in Massachu
setts of 256,402 in 1895 over 1890,nnd
MI iuerease of 553,204 between 1885
and 1895, an increase nearly twice as
groat as was made during the previous
teu years. Rhode Island's census also
showed a larger percentage of increase
in population between 1890 and 1895
than it had iu the previous five years.
Cited also in evidence is the well
known fact of the rapid growth iu
population of the New England cities,
and of the cities in New York and
Pennsylvania. More striking, how
ever, is the record iu New Jersey of
an increase in 1895 of 228,009 over
1890, or two-thirds as much increase
in five years as the state male in the
previous teu years. On the other
baud state censuses iu Michigan, Wis
consin, Minnesota, and lowa, aud es
timates based on school or other
enumeration iu other states in the
middle West, while iusuring an en
couraging gain in that section, do not
equal the large percentage of increase
found in the states on this side of the
Alleghanies. Two causes for this
change in growth occur to the Press,
One is the fact that the limit of prof
itable agriculture has, for the pres
ent, been reached, and has rolled
back the tide of population. The oth
er reason is the growth of manufac
turing in the eastern §tates, which is
drawing to the cities the increase
which «mce went ao largely to the
The Czar of Rn:;si» wants peac<
and the reduction of armaments.
Russia keeps 900,000 men under arms.
Why does not the Czar tell half a
million soldiers togo home and go to
Professor Martin, the Swedish sa
vant, has discovered in the Kremlin al
Moscow, Russia, a large portion ol
the Swedish war booty captured by
Gustavus Adolphus. It appears that
the majority of the silver vessels and
ornaments kept in the treasury at the
Kre.ulin are presents made at differ
ent times by various kings of Sweden
to the czars of Russia.
To each of the nearly six hundred
public and private schools in Porta
Rico an American flag is to be pre
sented by Lafayette post, G. A. R., ol
New York eity. With the stars and
stripes floating over the school chil
dren, and with their parents constant
ly experiencing the contrast between
American and Spanish rule, it will nol
be long before Porto Rico will become
one of the most loyal and patriotic
possessions of the United States.
The scream of the locomotive is to
sound in the monntain fastnesses ol
Madagascar. A French company has
been granted the concession to build
a railway which will run from Tama
tave to Tananarive, shortening the
distance between the places by fifty
per cent, and affording facilities for
transportation of freight and passen
gers to the various distributing point?
on the south and west coasts of the
huge island. Recause of the chasmed
country the road will be very expen
sive. Construction is to begin at
The decisive battle of OmdurmaP
in the Sotidau shows the perseverance
of the English government. The ad
vance of this expedition has consumed
two years, and has been a striking ex
ample of sustained and steady effort.
The caprices of the Nile had to be
waited for, a railway had to be built,
half-trained Egyptian troops had to be
fully trained, and 25,000 men bad tc
be moved hundreds of miles across
ilesert wastes, and every mile of that
way well guarded. It was a great un
dertaking, and as compared with the
disastrous campaign of the Abyssinia
shows most distinctly the difference
between the Anglo-Saxon and the Latin
races as soldiers.
A new phase of philanthropy has
appeared in Allegheny, Pa., in a move
ment for the cheer of the sick in hos
pitals. It is proposed to establish uu
association for the loaning of pictures
to be hung on the Avails of the hos
pitals, the pictures to make the tour
of the hospitals, and then to be re
turned to their owners. One of the
first to respond offered sixty of the
pictures from his home. In an ac
companying letter he remarked that
many persons spend a part of the
year out of the city, and during that
time the pictures would do much good
in the hospitals without in the least
depriving their owners of the enjoy
ment of them. It is a beautiful char
ity, akin to that of providing flowers
for the hospitals, and may be widely
copied if arrangements can be made
for insuring the safety of the pictures
while out of their owners' possession.
The New York Sun savs: - The ca
ble cars are not alone responsible for
a new ailment which has lately made
its appearance. A medical journal
which has published an account of the
new ailment attributes it chiefly to
the trolley, although in both cases the
active participation of the patient is
necessary. According to the investi
gations of a physician, this new trou
ble consists of a fracture of one of the
bones of the spine caused by striking
the back of the seat iu a street car.
He finds that most persons rise in
their seats before they have reached
their destination or before the car has
come to a full stop. Iu many cases
t'uey are thrown back on their seats
when this happens or against the back
of the seat, and this violent contact
is likely to break one of the small
bones in the spine. Luckily the result
is not nearly so serious as it sounds
and is much more likely to be incon
venient than dangerous. As the in
vestigations which proved the exist
ence of the new ailment were made in
a Western town where transportation
was chiefly by means of the trolley?,
the same effects might not have been
expected here. But the physician
found that the trouble was likely to
be caused by any quickly moving ve
hicle quite independently of what the
motor power was. So persons suffer
ing from unexplained backaches may
discover that they stood up too soon
while those who lmvo so far escaped
may take warning and keap their
seats, in the words of tlis conductor,
until the car stops. ,
ilong the leaf-strewed paths I walk Yet all thy splendors but presage
Recalling summer days; The denotation near;
Sot in a mood for human talk, For Nature, though she did engage
I ponder Nature's ways. You artist of the year,
nil Summer parted with hor breath, Will send a rude und vandal band
No Autumn s sun could shine; Ere the new year is born,
'There Is no life but eomes from death," Whose ruthless ruvage through the land
Said Plato the divine. Will blast what you adorn.
Then, Autumn ! deem not all thine own Harsher than Summer's seems thy fate;
The splendors which we see, For hor thou didßt caress,
Tor had we not the Summer known And showed her as she lingered late
These splendors could not be. The utmost tenderness.
ffe love to see your banners red To thee, when summoned hence to leave,
Whieh Summer helped to weave, No kindness will be shown;
Lnd ev'ry canvas Summer spread For heartless Winter cunnot brieve
Thy gorgeous tints receive. For all thy splendor flown.
—Aaron Kingsbury In the Boston Evening Transcript.
t At The Appetite=Cure. \
A. XZoalth nesort Comedy.
Ley mark twain. 112
A piece of fiction—fiction with a
:>ig F—by Mark Twain the well
mown humorist, which came out in a
ate Cosmopolitan, has attracted no
little attention, not only for the
anmor of which it is full, but for the
undoubted scientific fact to which it
calls attention. It is true that we
jivilized Americans eat far too much,
»nd equally true that no small amount
of our disease is due to that habit.
This theme the great humorist has
jlothed in the following attractive
This establishment's name is Hoch
berghaus. It is in Bohemia, a short
ilay's journey from Vienna, and being
In the Austrian empire, is, of course.
i health resort. All unhealthy peo
ple ought to domicile themselves* in
Vienna, and use that as a base for
making flights, from time to time, to 1
the outlying resorts, accordiug to J
need. A* flight to Marieubad to get 1
rid of fat; a Wight to Carlsbad to get !
rid of rheumatism; a flight to Kalten- !
leutgebeu to take the water cure, and ;
get r.d of the rest of the diseases. It ■
Is all bo handy. You can stand in
Vienna and toss a biscuit into Kal
tenleutgeben, with a twelve-inch gun.
You can run out thither at any time
of the day; you can go by the phe- !
uomeually slow trains, and - yet inside |
of an hour you have exchanged the |
glare aud swelter of the city for the ■
wooded hills, and shady forest paths
and soft cool airs, and the music of
the birds, and the repose and peace of !
paradise. There are abundance ol (
Health resorts, as I have said. Among ,
them this place—Hochberghaus. It !
stands solitary on the top of a densely 1
wooded mountain aud is a building of ;
great size. It is called the Appetite
Anstallt, and people who have lost
their appetites come here to get them
restored. When I arrived, I was
takeu by Professor Haimberger to his
consulting room aud questioned:
"It is six o'clock. When did you !
"What did you eat?"
"Next to nothing."
"What was ou the table?"
"The usual things."
"Chops, chicken, vegetables, and ,
SO OU?" I
"Yes; but don't mention then—l j
can't bear it."
"Are you tired of them?"
"Oh, utterly. 1 wish 1 might never
hear of them again."
"The mere sight of food offeuds
yon, does it?"
"More, it revolts me."
The doctor considered awhile, then
got out a long menu and ran his eye !
• lowly down it.
"I think," said he, "that what you |
need to eat is—but here, choose for ;
1 glanced at the list and my stomach
threw a handspring. Of all the bar- i
barous layouts that were ever con- j
trived, this was the most atrocious.
At the top stood "tough, underdone,
overdue tripe, garnished with garlic;"
half way down the bill stood "young
cat; old cat; scrambled cat;" at the
bottom stood "sailor boots, softeued
with tallow—served raw." The wide
intervals of the bill were packed
with dishes calculated to insult a can
nibal. T said:
"Doctor, it is not fair to joke over
such a serious ca-<e as mine. I came
here to get an appetite— not to throw
away the remnant that's left."
He said gravely: "I am not joking;
why should I joke?"
"But I can't eat these horrors."
He said it with a naivete that'was
admirable, whether it was real or as
"Why not? Because—why, doc
tor, for months I have seldom been
able to endure anytliiug more sub
stantial than omelettes and custards.
These unspeakable dishes of yours
"Oh, you will come to like them.
They are very good. Aud you must
eat them. It is the rule of the place
aud is strict. I can uot permit any de
parture from it."
1 said, smiling: "Well, then, doc
tor, you will have to permit the de
parture of the patient. lain going."
He looked hurt, and said in a
way which changed the aspect of
"I am sure you would not do me
that injustice. I accepted you iu good
faith —you will uot shame that con
fidence. This appetite cure is my
whole living. If you should go forth
from it with the sort of appetite which
you now have,it could become known,
aud you can see yourself that people
would say my cure failed in your case
and hence can fail iu other cases. You
will not go; you will uot do me this
I apologized aud said I would
The professor liauded me that odi
"Choose—or will you haveitlaterV"
"Oh, dear me, sliow ine to my
room; I forgot your Lard rule."
"Wuit just a moment before you
finally decide. There is another rule.
If you choose now, the order will be
tilled at once; but if you wait, yon
will have to await my pleasure. You
cannot get a dish from that entire bill
until I consent."
"All right. Show me to my room
and seud the cook to bed; there is not
going to bo nuy hurry."
The professor took mo up one flight
of stairs and showed ine into a most
inviting and comfortable apartment
cousisting of parlor, bedchamber and
bathroom. In the parlor were many
shelves tilled with books. The pro
fessor said he would now leave me to
myself and added:
"Smoke and read as much as you
piease, drink all the water yon like.
When you get hungry, ring and give
your order, and I will decide whether
it shall be filled or not. Yours is a
stubborn, bad case, and therefore I
shall be gratified if you will restrain
yourself and skip down to No. 10 aud
begin with that."
Then he left me and I began to un
dress. for 1 was dog-tired aud very
sleepy. I slept 15 hours and woke up
finely refreshed at 10 the next morn
ing. Vienna coffee! It was the first
thing I thought of —that unapproach
able luxury—that sumptuous coffee
house coffee, compared with which all
other European coffee, and all Ameri
can hotel coffee is mere fluid poverty.
1 rang aud ordered it; also Vienna
bread, that delicious invention. The
servant spoke through the wicket in
door and said—but you know what he
said. He referred me to the bill of
fare. I allowed him to go—l had no
further use for him.
After the bath I dressed aud started j
for a walk, and got as far as the door.
It was locked on the outside. I rang
and the servant came and explained
that it was auother rule. The seclu
sion of the patient was required until i
after the first meal. I had not been i
particularly anxious to get out before; |
but it was different now. Being locked
in makes a person wishful to get out.
I soon begau to find it difficult to put .
in the time. At '2 o'clock I had been
2(j hours without food. I had been
growing hungry for some time; I rec
ognized that I was not only hungry,
now, but hungry with a strong adjec
tive in front of it. Yet I was not hun
gry enough to face the bill of fare. I
must putin the time somehow. I would
read and smoke. I did it; h >ur by hour.
The books were all of one breed—
shipwrecks; people lost iu deserts;
people shut up iu caved-in mines; peo
ple starving in besieged cities. 1 read
about all the revolting dishes that ever
famished men stayed their hunger
with. During the first hours these
things nauseated me; hours followed
in which they did uot so afl'ect ine;
still other hours followed in which
1 found myself smacking my lips over
some tolerably infernal messes. When
I had been without food 45 hours I
ran eagerly to the bell aud ordered
the second dish on the bill, which was
a sort of dumplings containing a com
post made of caviar aud tar.
It was refused. During the next
15 hours 1 visited the bell every now
aud then aud ordered a dish that was
further down the list. Always a re
fusal. But I was conquering preju
dice after prejudice, right along; I
was making sure progress; I was
creeping up on No. 15 with deadly
certainty, and my heart beat faster
and faster, my hopes rose higher and
At last when food had not passed
my lips for 150 hours,victory was mine
and I ordered No. 15:
"Soft-boiled spring chicken—in th»
egg; six dozen, hot and fragrant."
In 15 minutes it was there aud the
doctor aloug with it, rubbing his
hauds with joy. He said with great
"It's a cure, it's a cure! I knew I
could do it. Dear sir, my gland sys
tem never fails —never. You've got
your appetite back —you know you
have; say it and make me happy."
"Bring on your carrion—l can cat
anything in the bill."
"Oil, this is noble, this is splendid
—but I knew I could do it, the system
never fails. How are the birds?"
"Never was anything so delicious
in the world; aud yet, as a rule, I
don't care for game. But don't inter
rupt me, don't—l can't spare my
mouth, I really can't."
Then the doctor said:
"The cure is perfect. There is no
more doubt or danger. Let the pout
try alone; I can trust yon with a beef
The beefsteak came—as much as a
basketful of it—with potatoes and
Vienna bread and coffee; and I ate a
meal then that was worth all the cost
ly preparation I had made for it. And
dripped tears of gratitude into the
gravy all the time—gratitude to the
; doctor for putting a littla common
sense in me when I had been eraptj
of it 80 many, many years."
In a second chapter the writer tells
how Dr. Haimberger stunvDled across
the idea of his cure through a ship
wreck which stimulated the once fail
ing appetites of the ship's passengers.
POPULAR INTEREST IN DEWEY.
Of Sueli a Nature That Any of Us It
Likely to Be Affected.
A retired business man of Cleveland,
who has a reputation among people
who know him for his kindness of
heart, was tilled with distress the
other afternoon when he was ap
proached by the five-year-old sou of
one of the neighbors. The little fel
low was crying bitterly, and the kind
hearted man lost no time in making
inquiries as to the nature of the child's
"Come," he said, patting the boy's
head, "tell me all about it. Who
"N-n-nobody didn't hu-hurt me,"
the sufferer sobbed, "b-b-but Dewey's
Dewey dead! Great heavens! That's
terrible. Where's the newsboy?
Dear, dear, dear, dear. I'm sorry to
And forgetting all about the dis
tress of the child he rushed into the
house, exclaiming to his wife:
"Mamma, Dewey's dead!"
"Mercy on us!" the lady replied,
"where did you hear that?"
"Little Francis Parker just told
me. Poor child, he's crying as if his
heart will break. I suppose his father
has just brought the news home from
down town. I wish the boys would
hurry and get out this way with their
papers. By George, this makes me
feel blue! There's been some treach
ery—you mark my words! Dewey is
the victim of foul play. Now I'm foi
wiping the whole darned Spanish race
oil' the face of the earth. Nothing
short of that will atone for our loss!"
By this time the gentleman had got
to walking arouud iu u circle, and his
wife felt it her duty to do somethiug
to keep him from breaking down.
"Why dou't you go over to the Par
kers," she said, "and find out about
it? There may be some mistake. Ido
hope it isn't true."
"Yes, I hope so too," he replied,
mechanically, taking his hat as she
handed it to him, "but I'm afraid it
is. I've hal a kind of premonition
from the first that something was go
ing to happen to Dewey. This com
pletely upsets me. It's just as bad as
if I'd lost a member ol' my own fami
Then he went over to the Parkers,
little Francis having,in the meantime,
Mrs. Parker aud her daughter Gract
were sitting ou the porch making
things out of fluffy lace aud linen.
"Well," the kind hearted mail said,
"it's too bad about Dewey, isn't it?"
"Yes," Mrs. Parker answered, "we
feel real bad about him. We had
really become attached to him."
"How aud when did it happen?'
the gentleman asked, as lie took hi*
(•Lair that had been pushed forward
by Miss Grace.
"He died this afternoon. I guess
he must have caught cold. The girl
had the hose out yesterday and sprin
kled ou him, aud I think that starteu
The man with the kind heart sal
there, looking dumbly at the two
ladies for about a minute, after whicL
"What do you mean?"
"Why," said Mrs. Parker, "the
little chicken that our milkman brought
in from the country to Francis. You
never saw it, did you? It was a deal
little thing. Francis called it Dewey,
iu honor of the hero of .Manila. But,"
she sighed, "it's dead, and Francis
has been crying all the afternoon."
The kind-hearted man went home
I shortly after that, and in answer to
| his wife's anxious look merely said:
i " 'Nother fake."
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
I Blind men outnumber blind womei
! by two to one.
j- A blind bat avoids wires aud ob
: structious as easily as if it could sei
Taking all the year round, the cold
' est hour of the twenty-four is liv»
o'clock in the morning.
A decapitated snail, if kept iu «
moist place, will iu a few days grow «
new head, audit will be just as ser
viceable as the original oue was.
As late as IGB'2 squirts were use<i
for extinguishing fire in England, au<j
| their length did not exceed two Oi
three feet witlipipes of leather. AA'ater
1 tight seamless hose was first made h
I Bethual Green iu 1720.
A Yarmouth (England) man wai
; smoking a pipe, when a spark dropped
' into the tuck of his trousers auu
i burned a hole. He made a claim fo:
I loss under his fire insurance policy,
j aud the company paid the damage.
A farmer iu AA'est Bath, Me., be
lieves that it is contrary to nature t»
i put shoes on horses, and makes all hii
' horses, from coltliood up, travel oi
i their hoofs. The absence of shoe:
! does not seem to inconvenience then
iu the least.
John Hamilton of Wilmington, Del.
has a Plymouth Hock hen whicl
j catches and kills rats. The hen waits
at a rathole in a stable, and pouncei
! upon an animal as it appears, usuall;
! seizing him by the leg. It then shake:
i him vigorously and picks out his eyes
Some of the wooded churches ol
Norway are fully 700 years old, and
are stiil iu an excellent state of pre
servatiou. Their timbers have sue
| oessfully resisted the frosty aud al
1 most Arctic wintors because the}
Lave been repaid idly coated with tar
There's no use disputing. The dear oM
Comes echoing sweetest again and again.
And it's tenderest when, with the hardship!
Its cadence brings smiling instead of a sfgl*
When it breathes of a welcome of roses and
Instead of the parting which wakens a tenn
When it greets the glad pilgrim* from ove»
The simple,nnd threadbare old tune "Home,
The toll of the mnsters no man may disdain.
Tut they gave us no gentler or geemliel
It lias quickened men's hopes as the slovf
hours went by.
It has gladdened their souls when reunion
Let "The Conquering Hero" reverberate
Let "Hail to the Chief" bodily sound fai
But for laddies returning and laddies who
The standby forever is just "Home, Sweet
—Washington Star. '
"Wouldn't you like to live your life
over ngaiu?" "Ami owe twice as
much as I do now? Well, I guess
"Has Miss Dobbins given you any
encouragement?" "Well,she declines
my offers of love, but she accepts my
boxes of candy."
"How did Eleanor announce hev
engagement to the family?" "She
just wiggled the linger that had uu
the diamond ring."
Little Sister—What's the difference
'tween 'lectricity and lightnin'? Lit«
tie Brother You don't have to pay
uotliin' fur lightnin'."
Old Gentleman—What! Let yon
have Ethel? Why, she is my only
daughter. Ardent Lover—Yes, 1 know;
and I am her only beau.
"He says his soldier life reminded
liini constantly of home and mother."
'•How was that?" "They wouldn't
let hi in sleep late mornings."
"What seems to be the trouble with
Wilson, doctor?" "None at all.
Xone at all. I wish every patient I
have paid as promptly as Wilson."
"Why is it that geniuses are always
eccentric?" "I guess it must be be
cause that's about the only way iu
which genius can obtain recognition."
Nephew (to rich uncle, who has fall
en down stairs) —I hope you are not
hurt. Uncle—Oh, you do, do yon?
You know very well that I must be
either hurt or dead.
"Why," asked the youngest board
er, "do they measure the speed of u
ship in knots?" "I think," said the
Cheerful Idiot, "that it has something
to do with the tied."
"You had better not go boating
with Ada," said Tommy to Ttis sister's
liatiee. "Why not, Tommy?" "'Cause
J heard her saj- she intended to throw
you overboard soon."
"There's no choice for me," said
the blacksmith. "1 always have to
begin at the foot." "Yes," assented
the customer. "With you it does
seem to be lioss and lioss."
"I love you. Won't you give mo
your hand?" he pleaded. The maiden
hesitated. "Come," he said. "Sure
ly you will not refuse me such a little
thing." She could resist no longer.
Mrs. Short —Here's an invitation to
Mr. Long's wedding. What on earth
can we send them? Mr. Short—He
lost a ten dollar umbrella of mine a
year ago. I'll make him a present of
"Madame has gone out, sir, but she
left a message for you." "What was
the message?" "She wished that you
—Oh, dear, I've forgotten! Just wait
a minute, please, and I'll go and nsk
Indignant Bicyclist—Madam, your
dog snaps at me every time I pass.
Here lie comes now. (Starts off").
Old Lady—Sport! Sport ! You fool
ish dog! Come here. Them aiu b
bones. Them's legs !
Mrs. Chugwater—Josiah, I see a
good deal in the papers about infernal
machines. What is an infernal ma
chine?" Mr. Chugwater—Well, some
times I think it's a lawn mower, and
Boiuetimes I think it's a piano."
Mrs. Myrtle—Jane, where is tho
pudding? I told you we would have
pudding for dinner. Cook —Y'ou said,
"I tliiuk we will have pudding for
dinner." But I wouldn't mind it mem;
I sometimes thinks things myself that
never come off".
Hungry Tor » Hwiitlithakr.
He was sitting in a park. He looked
down-hearted and despondent. His
clothes were dusty, but not ragged.
There was a look of despair on his
boyish face—almost a look of desper
ation. Some one noticing his despond
eut look sat down by him, saying:
"1 judge you are a stranger iu the
city; I want to shake hands with
A briglii look came into the young
man's face, and he eagerly held oat
"Oh," he said, "I am so hungry for
a handshake! 1 left my home about a
week ago with the prayers and best
wishes of my friends. Times were
hard, and it seemed necessary for mo
togo into the world to make a living
for myself. I supposed there was lots
of work for mo in this city, but I
don't think thoro is anything, and I
He bit his lip hard as he said this,
and his mouth quivered.
"I will try again," he went onto
say, "sinco some onecares enough for
me to shake hands with me.''
That 'iaud-shake was the beginning
of his success. Down-hearted and
discouraged before, feeliug that there
was no one who cared for him in a
great city, his heart was made glad by
that simple thing, a hand-skake, and
he took courage and soon found em
ployment. —Bam a Horn.