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The genius soars far to tbe fountain'
That feeds the snnnr-cap In tbe skri
Dut thouuli our wing break In the flying,
And though our souls faint in the trying,
, .Our flight cannot follow ao high;
And the cagls swoops not from the moun
tain To answer the ground-bird's low cry.
The worM baa a gay guerdon ready
To ball tbe fleet foot of the race;
But on the ilull highway of duty.
Aloof from the pomp and the beauty,
The atlr and the chance of the chase,
Are tollers, with etep true n't 1 ateidy,
Furaulng their wrarlaonie.pace.
False prowess and noisy InsistPnee
May rapture the garrulous throng,
Hut the "average" father an I brother,
Tbe bnnie-kri'plng sister and mother,
Grown gentle and patient an I strong,
Shall learn In the f.it-ne:iring d.sta n'
Wherein life's awards have been wrong.
Then hcre't to the "average people,"
The makers of home and its rests
To them the world turns for a blessing
AVben life its hard burdens la pressing,
For atay-nt-home hearts are the best.
Birds build It' they will In the steeple,
Bat safer tho eaves for a nest.
May llllcy Smith, in Harper's tlazar.
"Well, Georgo, you ought to bo
eatisfled. You huve won llireo thou
eand franca I"
"Yes," said Ilia other slowly, "but
well 1 liuvo made ap in mind
nvor to piny ngnln, never to touch
another cord, and, as for litis money,
I (hall give It owny."
"I don't understand you!"
"You needn't. Tlio fact remains
hat I havo dono with gambling. Ii
is a t'ontcmptlblo way, to poss tho
(line, respcctablo thoft, sanctioned
robbery. And theso lllgotteu gains
hall bo dietributod ua thoy were wou
"What do you mean?"
"Tills: I (hall scatter
Ions tho boulevards.
them may keep them."
"A good bono It very seldom found
by a good dog," returned Leou doubt
fully. "We almll aco. Tlila la my last gamo
of chance It may prove amusing,
possibly even instructive. See I I
lay this banknote -down here, where
the gaslight falls on it. Now! hidden
In the shadow we shull watch tho Indi
vidual who picks it up, to find out
what ho will do with it. For my purl
t believe in human nature."
Ilia friend looked amuzad and, hav
ing nothing better to do, agreed.
After some minutes' walling the
young men, woll hidden la a dark
doorway, saw a poor, ragged follow
stumbling along with his eyes fixed
od the ground. Would be pats tho
aoto or not?
"Poor creature," thought George,
' "he is probably hungry, half starved
jserhaps. What oy this turn is going
to carry to his wretched homo. Ah I
be sees it! he stops! lie picks it upl
Bravo! Now we shall follow him
"Come then," tali Leon, still skop
tical. yTh raggod mnn stood motionless
'trader the Tamp post. His face flushed,
theti turned haggard, and he soemud
stupefied. Ho throw furtive ftlancea
v&round him, as if he feared soma one
"might appeur to claim his treasure.
Suddenly his face cleared.
; Try to And an owner," ha sneerod,
'not much! I'm too thirsty. A man
mho drops a thousand francs must
fcave plenty more or ho wouldn't bo so
11a pulled down the formloss, torn,
4amentable object, that he probably
called a hat, drew it well over his
eyes and hurried dowu a neighboring
"Was I right?" exclaimed Georgo,
triumphantly. "The poor matt is
hurrying home to cheer his family
with this piece of luck."
"Wait a minute," replied hit friend,
don't rejoice to soon. Thero! ho bus
turned Into a wiue-ahop; Just what I
'Yes, so ha lias," murmured George
.1 , - . I ,, ..If.
. eorrowimiy , iiioii, uusimaiuiy --no
i probably means to ask them to change
r -"He mean to spend it, jnon cher,
nd on absinthe. In an hour or two
bo will be uproarious, he will display
hi money and be marched off to the
police station like the rascal he Is, for
remembor this, 'objects found ou the
Dublio street do not belong to thoso
who And them.' "
"Wall, ha did not merit hi good
fortune. So much the worse for him.
Now for the next one."
"I persist. I feel sure that we shall
find one bouest man."
: "Optimist I"
" To second banknote, placed on tbe
earn spot, was almost immediately
tploked up by en elegantly dressed
f eung man who stood for an instant
araxlug at It with delight
"Why!" whlpercd Goorge, "that
I young Marine! Poor fellow, this
time hnzird brings about a vo.'ltnblo
restitution, for I won just about that
Htnottiit from hi in tonight. Fate owed
him this good fortune Aftor tonight's
experience over baccarat ho will bo
wiaor. lie has no income to spoak of,
and once cured of his gambling mania
ho may act to work, thanks to this
thousand-franc note so miraculously
laid In his way."
"You believe that ! A gambler is
never cured. Miriao did not hesitate
an instant about appropriating tho
money which prove that his honesty
is loss than that of the wretched
drunkard who found tho first note:
for Hint miserable crcaturo had a
struggle between vice and duty. ' Be
sides, wo arc following Marian, nnd
look at him ! he has turuod back to tho
c'.ttb. In flfieuu itiiuutes ho will como
out ngaiu without a coin loft and
wili be as passionato a plnyor as be
fore Give the other baukuoto to
aomo charitable bureau, Don Quixote
of optimism, that will be bettor than
continuing your experiment."
"No, I shall carry out my Kloa,'
cried George, with some vexation, and
ho tossed up tho third and lust bank
note iu t lie air, letting it f ill whoro it
For a momont tho note hovored un
certain, then carried by the breeze It
fluttered down at the feet of a passer
whose attire, without denoting ex
tie mo want, yet gave evidence of a do
cent, self-respecting, but unmlstuka
The man started back as tho pnper
fell, then bent nnd plckod it up. He
gave a stifled cry as he saw what it
was, then lie looked around and stood
for a little while motionless as if lost
in thought. After that, very slowly,
us if Ills feet wo-o made of lead, he
tottered toward a bench and sat down.
The two friends, uflecting to saunter
carelessly by, turned nnd sat down
noar him. As tlioy did to tlio mnu
moved restlessly, as If to take flight,
but changod his mind, and burying
hishaadiuhlt hands ho scorned to
think deeply. Presently, forgetting
the presence of others, ho began to
"She Is dying . . . My children aro
hungry ... I am faint for want of
food . . . This money would bo life
and health to my wife . . . broad for
my littlo ones . , . who could have
lost it? ... At this hour ... it
could not have been a wretch
like me . . . who would hesitate lu
in my place?''
George and Leon had rlaon qulotly
and were standing behind him. Ho
was too despcrato to notico that ho
was not alone. Poor fellow, his faco
was pale and thin, oven bony; his
cheek bones jutting out with leanness;
his eyes sliouo with fover; although
ho was still young his beard was almost
white. He had suffered cruelly, that
was evident; want aud privation had
aged him prematurely. He was cry
ing now, the tears foil fast, aud ho
was shaken by his sobs. Thou ho roso
"The temptation and struggle last-
do longer than with the others," said
Leon; 'but he has yielded as thoy did,
Strange to say, I feel milled at this
confirmation of my worst thoorlos."
Still wo may as woll follow him,"
replied George; "the wife and chil
dren are interesting."
The man waltted fast, ho turned
the corner of the Faubourgh Mont-
marto, and walked straight on with a
fixed gaze that saw nothing.-' ,
"I feel sure ho is suffering atro
ciously," said Georgo, with emotion.
"Nonseuso!" repllod Leou, "If he
suffers at all it is bocauao ho found
only one bank note."
All at once the man stopped and
the two friends were almost thrown
ugainst him. Above the door of tho
building before which ho stood bung
red lauteru marked: "Police sta
As the man was entorlng Goorge
laid his hand on his arm. "Whoro
are you going?" ho asked.
"I want to see the commissary. Are
you an agent?''
"What do you want with tho com
"I have something to give him
something I found."
"You may keep it," said Georgei
"Keep the money? Nevorl" ex
claimed the man ludignantly.
"Because this banknoto burns my
fingers; because a little while ago.it
made me doubt my own honor; be
cause this little time that I have held
it has been enough almost enough to
make me cancel an honest past; be
cause It is evil money aud nearly made
me a thief."
"You are' right," said George, ap
provingly, while be raised bis bat re.
spectfully; "you sro right. Tbe
I hou sand frauo note that I lost ou pur
pose was won at baccarat. I give it
o you; take it for your children."
And as the poor man, blushing with
liame made a slight gesturo of re
final: "Pardon mo." added George,
I expressed mysolf so badly; allow
me lo lend you this money."
Woll," said Leon, later, "aud
what huve wo loaruod from your ex
periment P That only ouo man In
three is honest?"
'Is it not 'rather that we must nevor
despair of human nature?'' replied
George, hopefully. From the French,
in the Voice.
Fishes That II nil I iH.
"Quo of the queorost (lilies in tho
world is tho 'gouramis,' " said nil
Ichthyologist to a reporter. "It Is na-
tivo to tli'i freali waters of Cochin
China, farther India, Java, Sumatra
mid Uoruoo. Specimens ha to been
known lo attain a length of six feet
and a weight of 110 pound. Tho
flesh Is so delicious that offorts liavo
been mado (o acclimatize tho crcaturo
in many othor countries, but thus far
these attempts have beon successful
only on the Island of Mauritius.
About SO of them were imported into
the island of Cuba aud planted in
ponds some yoars ngo, but, although
they grew and wore healthy they did
not brood. Accordingly, aftor a
while, tho prospects for propagating
the spocles bocamo so hopeloss that the
governor had them served up one by
ono upon bis tablo upon stiito occa
sions. Tlio same difficulty has boon
met with clsowhcre.
"The 'gouramis' aro chiefly romark
nolo for tho fact that they build nests
liko birds. At the breeding season they
pair off, each couple selecting a spot
among wator-plauts and forming a
ncarlv spherical nest, composed of a
poculiar kind of floating wood, which
grows lu tufts on the surface of tho
ponds and plastered with mud. Tho
neat Is us t illy about six luchos In di
ameter, its construction occupying the
llslios for fivo or six days. Where
they are propagated their task Is niudo
easier by placing in the water
branches of bamboo, to which bunches
of tho grass referred to are attached.
Tho gouramis tiiko this grass and with
it mako their nest in tho srbmcrged
branches of bamboo. Whou It is tin-
shed the fuuiiilo deposits her oggs iu
it to tho number of from 800 lo 1000.
"While (ho eggs aro undergoing the
process ot Incubation tlio parents
guard tho nest watchfully, rushing
liorcely ut any Intruder, and this caro
for the safety of thoir young is con
tinued aftor tho lattor are hatched.
During Infancy tho young ones tlnd
refuge In the nost from a thousand
dangers which would otherwise
threaton them, and tho grass compos-
ng the nest furnishes tliom with tholr
oarliost food. When thoy are a few
days old the small fry bog hi to make
short excursions from tho nest, always
u charge of their parents and swim
ming togetlior in a shoal. This Is
continued until they aro able to look
out for thomsolves." Washington
Laborers In Alaska.'
Tho working-mail need not complain
u Alaska. Three dollars a day, with
board and lodging provldod by his
employers, aro minor's wago. Indiau
work mon in tho mines rocoive two
dollars a day, and "tlnd" themselves.
Tho cost of provisions adds a dollar a
day for each while employe to the
expoiuos of the mining company,
nud with these iioins lu the
operating expenses, any fractions of
dividends sufficiently prove tho rich
ness of tho mlues, Hydraullo mining
begins in May aud lasts until Octobor;
and unless thoy aro situated In snow,
choked canons, difficult of access, the
quurtx-uillls can run nil the year
round. Tho groat Treadwell mill on
Douglas Island thunders ulght and
day, winter and summor. grinding
out In (he twelve months ending with
last May $709,705.80 sufficient to
answer to nil that ha beon said
against Alaska' bolng or becoming a
great inltilug country. Harper's
An Inherited Attitude.
Father Your school report is gen
erally good, but you aro marked very
low lu deportment. Why Is that?
Boy I always forget and stand on
one foot and rost the othor on a railing
or something when I recite, and
toacher marks me for that I told her
I couldn't help It, aud she said maybe
I Inherited It
"xesslr. biie said that's the way
men staud when they are talklug over
bar." Good New.
Grapes at Brisbane, Queensland,
bring very low prioes and are not
FOB FARM AND GARDEN.
The beat time to pack eggs is in
March, April or May, and ngain in
the months of Soptembor, October or
November. Tho safost and most pop.
tilar plan for preserving eggs is tho
ono known as liming, and the usual
formula for the lime solution is twen.
ty pounds of frosh lime and ono
pound of salt to ten gallons of water.
This amount will cover half a barrel
don't nuitnv tiih cows.
Cow should never bo hurried, over
driven or ill-treated, especially lu hot
weiithor, bocauso that seriously injures
tho milk and renders it liable to sour-
Milk taken from an over-driven cow
would scur sooner than under
ordinary clrr.umstauros. Milk of
good, wholosomn quality Is necessary
for the production of line butler and
cheese. To have good milk tho cows
must receivo good, wholesome food
and water, and must bo treated kind
ly. Upon the quality of the milk
largely depends the quality of tho pro
duct made thoro from. The most skilled
butter or cheeso maker, crammed with
all the scientific knowlodgo available,
could not turn out a fino quality of
butter or cheeso from mi Inferior
quality of milk. lAini-ilcan Dairy
man. POfl.Tltr FOIl Oltl'tlAltKS.
While it is an undisputed fact (hat
an orchard is one of (ho best places Iu
which lo establish a poultry yard, wo
have found poultry to be excellent for
fruit trees. Wo have sixteen Shockloy
applo trcoi, now seven years old,
standing lu and around our poultry
yards. So mo of these standing direct
ly in (ho run of tho fowls, have had as
many apples as any fivo of the trcos
on the otttsldo. This is conclusive
evidciico that tho one is beneficial to
the othor. The chickens destroy all
bugs and other insects that prey upon
tho trees and fruit; at (ha same timo
they keep down all grass and weeds,
and keep the surface of tho ground
scratched up and iu a mellow condi
tion, thus promoting tho health and
vigor of tho trees. Some have been
litorally hanging with nice apples, and
so heavily laden thnt we wcro com
pelted to koep tho limbs well proppod
lo keep them from breaking down.
Shado is one ot the Indisponsables
about a poultry establishment during
the summor months, and It Is corlaiuly
better and more profitable lo have
some variety of fruit. We, at the
soma time, get tho needed shado, whilo
we get a bountiful supply of delicious
fruit, if of tho right kind. Wo would
certainly advise all to havo orchards
for poultry and poultry for orchards,
for tho one will be groatly beuollted
by the othor. Poultry Guido.
The most effective cure for a jump
ing horso Is a good fouco. Low or
weak feucos are tho cuuse of this
trouble If a fonou is made of ten
heavy ruils with one on ton stout
enough to hold the animul, and staked
so that it cannot bo pushed off, no
horso but a professional jumpor will
go ovor or through It. Jumping
horses havo been cured of the bad
habit by inclosing them with such a
fence until they have found trying to
got over it useloss, and havo after.
ward beon quiet insldo of a fonce that
they could have easily jumpod over
previously. A poke is unsightly and
mostly useloss and dangerous, while a
burbed-wire fence is a moans of
imply inviting (ho loss of a horso.
If auy kind of wire fonce is used for
horses it should have alternate boards
with the wires and a heavy board on
top. A "horse-high" fonce is not
less tlmu six foet. It i a great pro
tection to a fence to plow a deop fur
row inside of it (o as to throw the
horse's feet in It when in the act of
(limping. This is equal to raising the
fouco two feol, if properly placed,
which is about two feet from tho
bottom of the feuce. Another effec
tlve and sato protection is a smooth,
twisted band wire, stretched on the
top of tlio fonce one foot above, or, it
a rail fence, along the middle of it, so
as to prevout the horso from rising to
the jump. New York Times.
SCAB IX WHEAT.
One of the great staph) products of
America Is wheat. The wheat crop Is
seriously reduced lu quantity and de
predated In quality by four distinct
diseases rust, bunt, smut and scab
We shall talk about the last one in this
article, because there La been loss
written about it, aud it promise to be
of great importance. Last year seem
to bare been the first year that this
disease came into prominence. The
experiment station of Indiana is the
only ono that has published a bullous
on the dlsoase, and this simply gives
liort nrllclo describing the effect and
probable source of the plant Tho loss
in thl aection from the dlsoaso was
cat. My attention was first ealled
to the fact that about a week or two
before harvest a groat many heads
were seemingly ripening too early and
lookod withered. I visited a Hold and
found one In every six or sevou heads
that had the fungus upon it The
whole head is seldom destroyed. Gen
erally toward the middle or top of the
head the grains wither, and boforo the
ripening of the unaffected part tho
gluinos are covered with tho fungus,
and the ripening spores givo them a
red color at tho base. All tho farmers
liore know the disease. There has
been little written about It bccauio
littlo is known of Its peculiarities.
Tlio spore probably lights apon the
grain while In bloom and germinates,
soudlng out Utile threads that resent
bio roots, which penctrato tho grain I
and suck from It the nourishing mat-
tor (hat should mat tiro the fruit. Find
ing an abundant supply of food theso
littlo hair roots branch off and multi
ply themselves till the grain Is filled
with them. The diseased partfmay
extend to the sloni and thorcby Injure
the part of the head abovo. I1 It Is im
portant (o know whether they pass
I lie winter In (he spuro or whether
they onlo'r tho stem at tho timo of
germination of tho wheat. St. Louis
For (he cost and trouble required in
raising them guineas are among the
most profitable) fowls that can be
raised on tho farm. Thoy prefer (o
scok their own food In the meadows
and fields, and so long as they can
find plenty themselves, they will not
come home to get It In this thoy eat
up a groat number of worms and
grubs, and keep down bugs and
booties to a great extent. A good
flock of the birds need a large range,
and every farm of any size should bo
blessed with a few at least. It is not
profitable to attempt to raise them on
small ranges, for they will not thrive
when cooped up tho same as tho othor
barnyard fowls. ' '"'iCtwi
A flock of about 20 will forago ovor
a farm of CO to 100 acros,and by their
persistence they will keep down all
tho bugs nnd insects. Thoywlll do
more. They will help kon down
many noxious weeds and wMf plants.
The gulnoas aro also the mnTl 'rust-
worthy watchdogs. If taughtito roost
lu tho hennery or close to It, thy will
give the loudost alarms as sooiuas an
enemy approaches. Dogs, toxes and
human beings alike attract their atten
tion, and they keep tip (ho shrill crios
until tho enemy has left the place. A
groat many poultrymen try to keep a
fow guineas in their flocks simply for
(his one purpose of giving-the alarm
wlion chicken thieves conio arouud.
The hens always hide their nests.
and often in very obscure places, but
If one watches them carefully iu tho
brooding season they are easily dis
covered. They always make a shrill
noise wlion they come off the nost, aud
those always betray them to thoso on
the watch. All tho hens of a flock
lay in one nest, nud in such a place it
is not uncommon to fiud from 150 to
Each guinea lion that is good for
much will lay about 123 eggs a year,
and tbeso can generally bo sold for
prices that range a little less tian
chicken eggs. It should be romem
bered, however, that the cost of feed
ing the guineas ha practically beon
nothing, while the bens of tho com
mon fowls have required heavy food
lug all the year round. One guinea
hen will bring into tho world a big
brood of young ones, and thoso can
generally bo sold at a fair price. The
eggs can bo hatched under the bens in
tho poultyhouse or in tho Incubator.
It takes about four wooks for them to
hatch. . ' "SWfcrMi
Iu robbing the nests caro . should be
taken not to touch it with the bauds.
The guinea hen can tell immediately
If the bauds have touched the nest,
and she .will leave It immediately,
seeking another place. But if the
eggs are removed with a stick sho will
never dosert the nest, even if the eggs
are taken out nearly every day or two.
VAIIM AND OAIWF.X NOTES.
On a mild day every now and' then
open and thoroughly air the cellar.
Farmers as well as other folks
should take time to eat, drink and
Good shorts with bran and a little
corn make a good milking ration for
sows that are suckling pigs. jjrv
Matty girls, whose parents are la
modorato circumstances, might obtain
an inoome by raising poultry and
FOB TUG HOUSEWIFE.
UIMTCS AT IIOMB.
A scant quart of new milk, ono
fourth of a yoast cake, one tablespoon
f ul of sugar. Dissolve tho yoast In
tome of the milk; dissolve the sogar
in ono or two tablespoenfuls of hot
water. Mix nil together and put into
pint bottlos with patont stopper; sot
in a warm placo four or llvo hours,
then cork aud put in a rofrigerator
twenty-four hours, when it will be
roady to drink. New York Press.
ENHI.ISII MUTTOX CHOrS.
To broil mutton chops aftor the
English fashion: Salt aud poppor one
sido nud, putting llio chops, between
the bars of a folding gridiron, put
that aido first ovor a very clear, hot
fire. Allow them to remain two min
utes till colored ; pepper nnd salt tho
other sido nud reverse tlio gridiron;
broil two mi mites nud turn ngaiu;
repeat thli process without tlio salt
nnd popper, eight limes, shortening
tho time to ono and a half minutes
after the first round. When the chops
aro soft to the touch, open tho grid,
iron and tnko them out with tho fin
gers, novor touching a fork to them
till thoy aro on tho table. Servo on
a hot plaitor with molted buf.cr.
Now York Times. x
Butter nn earthen pio dish, nnd
break into it ns many eggsas required.
It will be well to adapt tlio dish :u the
number of eggs you nro going (o use
as (hoy should lie closely, but without
crowding. Drop a bit of butter and
shako a littlo pepper and anlt on each
and place lu the oven until the whites
aro sot. Tho dish should bo hot be
foro it goes lu tho oven, and two
minutes' cooking will generally suffice,
as the heat of tho dish cooks thorn a
little moro after (hoy aro removed to
tho tablo. Cooked In this way, they
are far more digostlblo, nud, there
fore, preforablo to fried eggs which,
through improper cooking, aro so
often sorved tough or scorched, crisp
and horny. Thoro aro little indi
vidual shirred egg dishes with covorS
and short handles which aro most con
venient and furnish a pretty addition
to a breakfast table. Keep tho covors
hot and put them on aftor tho oggs are
taken from (ho oven. American
To koep lemons frosh put them in
Salt, if appliod Immediately, will
surely prevout wiuo stains.
In whipping croam, don't let the
boater touch tho bottom of the bowl.
Boiling lard smokos In tho ceulro
wlion it is sufficiently hcatod for use.
In cooking touglt meat or an old
fowl, add a pinch of soda to the water
to make it louder.
White spots cau be removed from
furniture by holding a hot Iron over
but not ou the place.
Tho purer tho tea, tho more distinct
ly will tho brown color of tho leaf
strike your attoutiou. ;
Never loave a spoon In anything re
quired to boil quickly. Tho spoon
couduots boat away from tho liquid.
A good handful of salt should be
added to tho wator lu which matting
' is washed. The salt koops the matting
iu color. Do not uso soap.
Damp salt will tuko off tho dls
coloratious ou cups aud saucers caused
by tea aud caroless washing.
Dates aro quito another article
when cut iu two, the stouos removed
aud the fruit soaked lu boiling milk,
with some shreds of lemou peoU
However good baking powders may
be, if a recipe calls for the use of soda
and you do not huve it ou hand, do uot
attempt to uso baking powder lustead,
for the result is ruin.
Take ouo pound of copperas and
eight ounces of crude carbolic acid,
dissolve lu a gallou of water, spriukle
I the places lufestod with insocti aud it
will effectually drive them away.
It Is a very common mistako to mend
gloves with sewitig silk. Thread of
different shades, made for tho pur-'
pose, aud glovo ueodles may be bought
at small cost Manufacturers uever
It is well worth remembering that
if aftor dust and dirt are removed
from boots and shoes they are rubbed
with a soft cloth and a very little vase
line before blacking they will look
bettor aud last longer.
Tho following recipe for icing will
be found inexpensive and good. Three
tablespoonf uls of milk. Let It come
to a boll. Then set It aside. When
cool add one teaspoonf ul of vanilla or
other extract, stir In confectioners'
sugar until thick enough to spread