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WHEN LINN IE CAMS HOME.
Rie day when Linaie came home, sune home.
The birds in the tree-tops knew;
And the blossoms sweet fell down at her feet
- At m glance from her eyes of blue !
And the birds sang sweet:
"She has come once more!" '
And the roses kissed her
At the door.
the day when Linnle :nne home, came home.
The sun beamed bright that day;
The bees nude sweeter the honeycomb,
i And the Uliei leaned In her way.
And the louth wind sang:
"She hr.s come once more!
And the sunshine kissed her
At the door!
Fee day when Linnie came home, came home.
The hitrh and splendid skies
Stat smiling be tit where her footstep went
tSTere nearly as blue as her eyes:
And the birds sanir sweet:
She has come once more?
And my glad heart met her
At the door!
Ttmnk I. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
;S& shook hiS
the trouble with me too. Twentv-five
cents to get there, half fare; twentj
ve cents to get in."
"And this is an awful place to get
anything to do in."
The two boys resigned themselves to
t least a half minute's reflection on
the gloomy outlook. Both were kept
at school, had a comfortable home,
with enough of wholesome food, and
clothes which were warm although
not fine. But a cent to spend, which
was not of their own earning-, neither
of them ever thought of having1.
And over in the nest town was to be
held the county fair, with delights and
wonders in the way of fine horses and
cattle, big- pumpkins, splendid fowls,
merry -go-rounds, trotting1, crowds,
band music and a balloon ascension.
Does anyone know a medium-sized boy
whose heart would not be heavy with
despair at thought of missing- it?
"I could g-et a job pickin' up taters
at Farmer Capron's," said Bill; "bat
it's too much work for the money."
"How much?" asked Johnny.
"Can't make moren five cents a day
workin' all the time out of school."
"And it's a week to the fair.
Wouldn't Farmer Caprcn let you have
nough to go on, anl make it up after
wards?" "1 s'pose he would, but I didn't ask
liim. It's too hard work "Whj-,"
Bill straightened himself up and spoke
with enthusiasm, "once there was a
man who got me to carry a valise to
the station for him, 'cause he was 'fraid
he'd lose his train, and we had to run
like sixty. And he paid me fifty cents
for it. Fifty cents in less'n half an
"Yes." said Johnny, who had often
"before heard the fifty-cent story, "but
what we want to know now is what
we can do now. If I lived to your end
of town and could g-et so easy out to
Capron's I'd pick the taters."
I won't." said Bill, stoutly. "Come
on! I'm goin' down street to watch
for some kind of a job. If we take all
this Saturday afternoon to it it's a
pity if we can't find something."
The boys hung around for a while,
to become at length discouraged at
finding how few things seemed wait
ing for a boy to do for which anybody
cared to par any loose change.
They cauiii at length to where a man
was laying a brick sidewalk.
Want any help?" asked Johnny.
"Well, yes, I do," said the man. "I
xpected to have my boy to wheel
eand and brick to me. But when I got
home to dinner 1 found he'd gone fish
ing. So I'm getting along the best I
can without him."
"What'll you "pay?" asked Bill
"Well. I can't pay much. Ten cents
apiece from now till teatime."
"To wheel brick and saod all that
time? "Why, one day a man gave me
fifty cents "
"Oh, go 'long with your fifty cents,'
eaid Johnny, with a good-humored
"You wouldn't find such a chance
more'n once in a year, if you did then."
"Well, I shan't work all the after
noon for ten cents '' said Bill. "I'll
look round for something else. I'll do
a errand or something that'll make
me twice as much and won't take half
Johnny before long was obliged to
confess to himself that he. too, would
far prefer to earn money a little more
easily. The afternoon was hot, the
bricks and sand heavy, and the way
over which he had to wheel them
rough. He grew tired, and his back
ached long before it was time to stop.
But he worked away with sturdy
cheerfulness, Reeling glad of hia good
luck in getting anything at all, and
settling wit in himself that a saying
he had once heard; "If you can't get
w hat you want you'd better take what
you can get," was a very wise one, and
one which boys would do well to heed.
From brick pile to sidewalk he
wheeled, occasionally getting a few
moments in which to sit on a handle
of the barrow while he took breath
and chatted with the man. of Lis
hepes of making-, within the next
wreit. enough money to take him to
"U f 11. vou're a tin too worker. at
Total ai42,811J20 The4
From a perusal it will be. seen that' brand.
length, said Mr. Green, aa with the
6etting of the sun the walk was fin
ished. "When I have to hire a boy
again I hope I'll have you. And I'll
pay better next time."
"I'll come," said Johnny. "Thank
you," he added, as the dime was put
Into his dusty little hand.
It was not a large pieee of money,
but it looked good in his eyes; clean
and white and aolid, as money well
and honestly earned ia sure to look.
"You've done now," said Mr. Green.
'TIS just sweep up this little pile of
sand and wheel it off, so's to leave the
walk lookin' neat," said Johnny.
Just at that time Bill was slowly
making: his way back to where he had
left Johnny, looking with great satis
faction at two small coins he held in
"Fifteen cents. Waited 'round the
whole afternoon thinkin' I'd never get
a job, and then come along- a man
wantin a letter took to the post oSBce
in a hurry. Didn't take me more'n
twenty minutes to make more'n John
ny's made workin" hard all the after
noon. Won't I crow over him, though!
I wonder what's goin on 'round on
Quickening his usually lary gait, Bill
rounded the corner to come upon a
a scene of a little excitement.
A small pony carriage had beeu
standing in front of the house next to
Mr. Green's. The gentleman driving
it had gone into the bouse, leaving the
pony untied and a little girl sitting in
the carriage. A noisy wagon being
driven rapidly by had frightened the
skittish little animal and he began
backing and rearing, finally turning
harply and starting to run.
The little girl screamed with fright.
No one but Johnny chanced to be very
near just at the moment. Dropping
the broom with which he was clearing
away the last of the sand, he ran and
seized the pony by the bit. It pranced
about in a lively manner, jerking
Johnny from his feet, but the small
boy piuekily held on.
It is not likely that anyone would
have been hurt, for plenty of help was
near, and the little girl's father came
running out with her first cry, and was
soon adding his strong hand to John
ny's in bringing the pony to order.
But the gentleman smiled very kindly
on the sunburned, freckled boy.
"You did that very well," he said.
"If the pony had got a start there
might have been trouble. I want to
know your name and where you live.
Bi 1 had drawn near, and now stood
breathless as the gentleman put his
hand in his pocket.
"Boys like a bit of money, I know
for 1 was a boy once myself,"
he went on looking over a handful of
What would it be. Bill wondered. A
quarter, may be no, he was passing
over the quarters. A half? Then
Johnny could go to the fair, 6ure
enough. But it was the biggest sil
ver piece of all which was held out to
Johnny a big, round, hard, solid ail-
"A WHOIE DOLLAR. EXCLAIMED BILL.
ver dollar. And Johnny was so amazed
he almost forgot to say "Thank yon."
"It's all luck," grumbled Bill. "I
don't mean I ain't glad for you to 'a
got it, Johnny; bat I might 'a been
waitin' round here just as well as not,
and then I could 'a' done it. It's just
the luck some folks has. It was luck
that day I made fifty cents carryin' a
"Hush up about your luck," said Mr.
Green. "All the luck in it is just that
Johnny's been here putting in good
honest work all the afternoon, so he
was just ready for it. That's all the
luck a boy needs. When he's doing his
best he's pretty sure to be ready for
the best that comes."
"A whole dollar!" exclaimed Bill, aa
the boys walked away together.
"Enough for you to go to the fair, and
"Yes." said Johnny, with beaming
eyes. "Enough for both of us. Bill.
Me 'n' you'll both go. And have soma
peanuts and popcorn, too." Sydnet
Dayre, in N. ". Independent.
Stab Ends of Thought.
It is easier to marry than it la U
Man's mind to him a kingdom ia
while woman's heart is that to her.
A patch on the seat of a poor man'r
trousers may be honester than th
crown os, a king's head.
There may be charity without re
ligion, bat there can be no religior
Tears that come easy, go easy. Ditto,
Don't nurse a good intent; give it
Man's yesterday's should be hin
A bad boy is condensed cussedness.
A woman has a right to change her
mind often, because she can't change
her heart. Detroit Free Tress.
So Reason at All.
Missouri Judge Stand up, sir. Hav
you anything to say why the sentence
of the aw should not be passed on
"I'm not the prisoner, yer honor,
I'm a oetective "
Judge (fiercely) Is that any rcasonl
Cleveland Flain Dealer.
,Ut o:a .
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FASCINATED BY GAMBLING.
Refined Women Often Made Kolplese by I la
It is often a matter of wonderment
to me, said a citizen of Washington,
recently why it is that gambling, even
under its most alluring conditions,
does not disgust persons of delicate
feeling instead of attracting them.
While visiting Monte Carlo a few
years ago I happened to stroll into the
Casino one afternoon and there saw
seated at one of the tables a beautiful,
well-dressed lady, apparently about
thirty years old. She had a purse full
of gold in front of her and a large bun
dle of bank notes in her hand. She
was playing rapidly, alwa3s staking
large sums, and in nearly every case
she lost. She pla-ed boldly on, but
her apparent composure was belied by
her flushed cheeks and flashing eyes.
After watching a short time I left.
In the evening I returned again to the
gaming room and beheld the lady
seated at the same table. Her bank
notes were all gone and she had put
away her purse, as it was an easy task
to hold her remaining gold in her hand.
She sat looking fixedly at the table,
from time to time moistening her lips
with a scarcely less dry tongue. Her
face wore a look of infinite sadness,
which might have been best relieved
by a burst of tears.
She kept on playing steadily until
all but her last coin was gone. She
held it between her thumb and finger
and gazed at it intently, as though de
bating with herself about risking it.
She had evidently devised it for some
matter of fact purpose, perhaps to pay
her hotel bill. She did not hesitate
long, however, for the temptation wa?
more than she could withstand, and
with a hysterical little laugh she threw
it on the table, only to see it raked in
by the croupier and placed among the
rest she had lost." St. Louis Globe
Democrat. The Eyeball.
The eyeball is white because the
blood vessels which supply its surface
are so very fine that they do not admit
the red corpuscles of the blood. The
covering of the eyeball, the tunica
solerotcia. thus named for it hardness,
is the largest and strongest coat of the
eye, and covers the whole ball except
the parts occupied by the entrance of
the optic nerve behind and by the
cornea before. It is formed of elastic
fibers running in every direction, and
closely interwoven with each other,
and has few blood vessels compared
with the choroids. The tendons of the
four recti muscles of the eye are fixed
to the forepart of the tunica solerotica.
These are the cellular vagina? covering
them, and have been supposed to give
an additional whiteness to the eye. and
the part given such whiteness has been
termed tunica albuginea, but the
solerotic coat is everywhere a pure
white, and can receive little additional
brightness from any such covering.
A certain judge who is blessr d with
a tremendous head of hair, which is
generally in a state of wild disorder,
was questioning a youthful witness, to
make sure that he comprehended the
character and importance of the oath
he was about to take.
"Boy," he said, with his severest and
most magisterial manner, "do you feel
sure that yoa could identify vit. after
6ix months? Now be careful? Think
before you speak."
"Well, your honor," replied the boy,
after a prolonged survey of the judge's
portly figure and rugged features, "I
ain't mire, but I think I could if you
wasn't to comb your hair!" Youth's
An Old Oaestlon Answered
"Paw, what's the rest of
'"Francis Train. I reckon. Don't
bother me, son." Chicago Tribune.
Xothlnjr Mean About Her.
Auntie Never mind, grandma, if
you are sick. You'll outlive us all yet.
Grandma (with a sigh) I hope so,
Who He Was. Mistress "Lena, I
heard a man kissing you in the hall
last night." Servant "Yes, mum."
Mistress "Well. I want to know who
that man was?" Servant (somewhat
embarrassed) "Excuse me ah but
ah I think it was " Mistress
"Who was he?" Servant "He was
ah probably my brother." Texas Sift
ings. Among the advocates of reform in
English orthography is Sir Isaac Pit
man, Sir Isaac writes all his letters
according to his system. In one re
ceived recently by a friend was the fol
lowing sentence: "Eni day nekst week
exseot Mundav, and eni our between 10
At Siascocsefct- Robbie "Don't
those blue-fish go aiot in schools,
mamma?" Mamma--"Yes, Robbie;
why?" Kobbie "Nothing; only I was
just wondering what the school' does i
some fisherman happens to catch the
teacher." Harper's Yoang People.
"Johson has gotten a place on the
police force." "How did he convince
the authorities that he was fitted for
such a position?'' "Oh. they Lad proof
that he walks in his sleep." Judge.
G. W. Prothero, who has become
professor of modern history at Edin
burgh university, is a well-known Cam
bridge tutor and fellow of King's col
O! how much more doth beauty
beauteous seem, by that sweet orna
ment which truth doth give. Shake
speare. Drunkenness places man as much
below the level of the brutes as rcj.on
elevates him above it. Sinclair.
Laws are not. invented; they grow
ut of circumstances. Azarias.
fn vaccina ted persona are not per
milted to vote in Norway.
. I clalro ffClln S ly UlIfCL
e popul" People, and in the present
grocer. I recommend the nomination
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
The first theological seminary in
this country to open its doors to wom
en was the Meadvillc Theological
school, which graduated two women in
George C. Chase, the newly-elected
resident of Bates college, was born in
Maine in 1844. He belongs to that
branch of the Chase family from which
spring one of the signers of the Decla
ration of Independence and also Salmon
The Irish Presbyterian church is
growing, but it is taking its time. It
reports 104, 5TS members in 16i4, a gain
of 1.8GS over the past year. The total
income is SO4O.000. which is a little over
five dollars a head of the membership.
A small showing, but the country is
In German universities recitations
are conducted in Latin and Greek trans
lations are made ofF-hand into Latin.
The German scholar is as innocent of
his mother tongue as is the English
student of his own. Often he never ac
quires an idiomatic ease in expressing
himself in it.
Mrs. Julia Josephine Irvine, who
has been chosen acting president of
Wellesley college, was graduated from
Cornell university in Isj-j, and was for
several years a teacher in New York
city. She afterward became a student
of Leipsic university, and in 13!0 was
appointed professor of Greek in Welles-
The Unitarian church claims its
origin at Yicenza in Venice, in 1540,
whence the sect spread to Poland. They
were called Socinians, and obtained a
foothold in England in 1647, the foun
der, John Biddle, being persecuted and
imprisoned. The church has congre
gations now in every large city of the !
country. N. Y. Advertiser.
The most elaborate piece of bronze
work in this country, and the best in
the world, is the pair of doors to be
known as the Astor memorial doors,
which will be placed at the main en
trance of Trinity church. New York
city. The doors are about fourteen feet
in height, and when completed and in
place will cost about SICO.OOU.
Dr. W. II. Iloberts publishes the
complete record of additions, on con
fession of faith, to the Presbyterian
church, showing that the total is 74.701
instead of 71,479, as was previously re
ported. The largest additions were, in
Pennsylvania, 15,014; New York, 10.
70S; Illinois, r.'J-2'.t; New Jersey," 4.540;
Ohio, 7.--'31; Michigan. 4.232. Among
the presbyteries the largest accessions
were Philadelphia, 2,210; Pittsburgh.
1.510: New York. 1.442; Saginaw, l,n;G;
Chicago. 1.371; Detroit, 1,152; Philadel
phia, north, 1,0'iG.
Miss Badger, alout forty-six years
ago. started an institution for the blind
in Birmingham. England, and has held
up to the present day the post of hon
orable lady superintendent. She be
gan with only seven pupils, but these
gradually increased, and in 1S4S Isling
ton house was opened for twenty-five
pupils. Miss Badger's work having be
come gradually recognized as a public
good. In 1S52 a new building was
opened. For some time more space has
been required, and a new blind institu
tion has been built and was opened re
cently. The Normal and Industrial insti
tute for the colored people at Tuskee
gee, Ala., has just closed its thirteenth
year. The institute began with just
nothing, except an appropriation of
S2.0D0 from the state for tuition. It
began in a little church and shanty,
which it did not own, with one teacher
and 300 scholars. It now holds proper
ty to the amount of S200.000 free, in
cluding lands, buildings, live stock,
apparatus, etc. It has 791 pupils and
4S teachers in the various departments.
It has graduated 100 students, who are
doing good work in the various depart
ments of life as teachers, farmers, me
chanics, etc., and its influence is felt
among the colored people all over the
VEGETABLE WHISKY SHOP.
Cup of Death That L.urr th rnwary Bog
The most curious of these freak
plants is what Ls commonly called the
"whisky shop," but which is labelled
more scientifically the "Nepenthes."
This plant receives its nourishment
through large bulbs, resembling over
grown pea pods, growing on its stalks,
rather than through roots. It is a
carnivorous plant, very gluttonous in
its appetite for flies and other unfor
tunate members of the bug family
'vhieh happen within its reach. The
pods are half full of intoxicating liq
uor, calculated to give any poor crawl
er the most horrible ".iag" of his life,
and when the plant "has its li
cense," the top of the bulb closes
over, disclosing the enticing fluid
within and a sugared lining leading
down to it, which immediately attracts
the passing insect, win puts the fatal
cup to his lips and drinks until he falls
head over heels into the digestive
organs of the dreadfu' Nepenthes, and
no matter whether he be a hard-shelled
beetle or a tender mosquito, he i$
gobbled up, bones and all. On the un
der side of some of the lids grow long,
sharp pins, which stab the unfortunate
bugs trying to escape, and on others
nature has paved the way to ruin by
laying out a sort of boulevard, fenced
in on either side with a hedge of thorns
which leads to the mouth of the cup.
To prevent adulteration of the liquor
the lids close when a rainstorm is ap
prehended, affording in the wonderful
plant a barometer as well as a curiosity
Another FhMant hropist.
Inventor I've got the model of a ma
chine here that will do the work of fifty
may men does it
take to run it?
"Then every machine you build
throws forty-eight men out of employ
ment. What's to become of those?"
Capitalist's Daughter Why. papa
let. them go to the seaside. They're
needed there awfully. Chicago Trib
une. UIC ll IDCI
com paign necessa to delay the paper's
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
When I am sleeping In my bed,
Tne little people In my bead
All npurt and frolic dance and pU7,
As they will never io by day.
They play at being klnft and queen.
Or catching fairy-Tollt unsecr-:
They act out plant, troll, or gnoma.
Or in far Afriu's forests roam. "
They go with Sinbad on his trip.
Or take command of pirate ships
And capture galleons of Spain,
Pearl-freighted on the Spanish malm,
Vet each one still pretends he's me;
While I am sound asleep, you see;
They play I run and chout and leap
Anu yet I'm lying fast asleep.
They have such Jolly lots of fun.
And see such sights! Vet never on
Will wake me up that I may go
To share the joys that please tlieai ia
And If I wake, and try to hear,
Or at their frolica try to peer.
Then all the sly things in a trice
Are quiet and demure as mice:
Arlo Bates, in St. Nicholas.
THE DRUM-MAJOR'S DUTY.
Penonage Who Ia
W ell as OraamenUL
When I was a boy in New York, as
many of us youngsters walked in front
of a procession as there were soldiers in
It. The platoon of mounted police
which now clears the street for blocks
ahead, was then and it was not so
many years ago, either unknown; for
there were no mounted police! To us
the real drum-major seemed little
more than an ornament and a harle
quin, a soldier acrobat who would har-e
been as much in place in a circus as at
the head of a regiment. The drum
majors were fine-looking fellows then
as now; tall and shapely, their natural
height increased by their great bear
skin caps, so that they all seemed
sprung from a race of giants. When
ever the drum-corps had been playing
for some time, we would look back im
patient for the drum-major's signal to
the band. How it thrilled us to see
his stick flourish in the air; and when,
as he brought it down, the band broke
in upon the drums with a crashing
chord, our forms straightened up and
our steps became more buoyant! In
those days, I thought the duties of the
drum-major were limited to squelch
ing alternately the drum-corps, and
the band, and between times looking
as large and handsome as possible.
Hut, while tha drum-major cannot,
under any circumstances, be said to
have been born to blush unseen, he
performs many duties of which the
looker-on at a street-parade knows
nothing. It requires a visit to a state
camp or a United States army post to
learn what the tall man in the bcar-
TWC PBIDK OF THE EEGIITEST.
6kin hat has to do. For there he is
bnr.y even when he isn't on show.
The drum-major is to the band what
the first sergeant is to a company. He
drills the musicians in marching, sees
that they are rightly equipped, that
the brasses ere bright and the music in
order. The band, of course, practices
under the band-leader, but the drum
major has full charge of the field music
the trumpeters and the drum-and-fif e
corps. In fact, the drum-major de
rives his name from the fact that he
was formerly the cltief drummer of the
regiment. He has been an ornament
af the Dritish army since the reign of
Charles II., and has long flourished in
the continental services. He is tavibour
mqjor in the French army, and he went
by the same name in the German ser
vice until the gradual giving up of
French terms after the Franco-German
war converted him into the Jiejimerits
trommler, the regimental drummer,
a term which well expresses the origi
nal duties of the office, but lacks the
swing of "drum-major" and "tambour
major." And what is a drum-major
At "parade," at an army post, or
state camp, the drum-major leads the
band and field music to the front, and
brings it to a halt facing the color-line.
At the approach of the adjutant he
gives the command, "Open ranks," and
when the arms have been inspected,
'Close ranks." He then marches the
band back to its place on the color
line. Gustav Kobbe, in St. Nicholas.
DOQ ADOPTS A CHICKEN.
A. Spaniel Who Nursrd and .iealouMly
Guarded an Orphan Itird.
Many stories have been told of what
one animal will do for another which
ia its natural prey. A remakable in
stance of a dog with sporting blood in
its veins caring for a chicken has just
occurred in New York city.
Beauty is the name of the dog. She
is owned by Dr. Frederick A. Lyons, of
60 East Sixty-third street. New York.
Dr. Lyons is very fond of dogs and he
once owned a valuable St. Bernard, a
prize winner, now dead, but whose
counterfeit presentment adorns the
Walls of his study.
But Beauty ought to win a, prize any
which this can be accomplished is he found hia cow wit
lor tne tair to ue taKen to some other I hod v
where. She has watched with mother
ly care the tender years of a chick,
guided its toddling footsteps, carried it
to places of safety when danger men
aced, and coddled it in her warm furry
coat. What more could aa old hen do?
Beauty is a spaniel, a Welsh cocker,
about four years old. It is a long while
eince she had a family. She has a black,
glossy coat, with white undermarklng,
and white paws and a white streak
down the middle of the head. When
the farm show was in progress in Madi
son Square garden Dr. Lyons' children
visited it and one of the boys was given
a chick from the incubator. The chick
died, but Dr. Lyons got another, also
hatched by artificial means.
Beauty's protage. therefore waa
brought into the world without father
or mother. The fact that it was an
BEAUTY A XT) HIS FKOTEGE.
orphan did not in the least excite tne
spaniel's sympathy that is, at first. A
box was procured for the newcomer
and its quarters comfortably fixed up.
Dr. Lions' little boy told his father that
Beauty was disposed to be unfriendly
'That is because Beauty has not
been introduced," said the child'
Forthwith the doctor had the chick
brought out, and Beauty came noting
around as if to find out how gooJ
"chicky" might be on the half shelL
The doctor gave the dog a gentle slap,
and after awhile Beauty came to re
gard the feathered newcomer as one ol
the fasuily. By and by the dog would
lie down at the door or the chicken's
box and watch for its coming and at
tempt to play gently with it.
The chiek at first did not like these
attentions, but soon seemed to be re
sponsive. At last it was quite evident
that Beauty had grown to be very fond
of the bird. She would lick it all over,
just as if it were a pup, and fondle it
as if it were one of its own kind.
The chicken was missed one night. It
was found at last in the cellar with
Beauty. The dog was coiled, and there
was the chicken cuddling close up to
its warm body and quite contented
The spaniel had taken it in its mouth
and carried it downstairs.
It was quite a common thing for
Beauty to catch up the chicken in her
mouth and carry it off to a corner. The
chicken had a great objection to this
common-carrier business. It could
Etand unything but that, even the lick
ing. Its attire and its temper used to
get very much ruffled. But Beauty
would stand no nonsense. She in her
superior wisdom knew what was best
for the young and inexperienced thing
committed to her care.
Beauty was extremely solicitous- for
its welfare. She was very jealous of
any outside interference and fearful
of what strangers might do. When
the butcher, the groceryman or other
tradesmen came into the basement
the spaniel would bark furiously and
make a rush for the chicken, over
which it stood guard until the sus
pected danger had passed.
Any one of the family might fondle
the chicken, of course, but no stranger
dared do it or Beauty would want to
know the reason why. If the chicken
were too near the door when the bell
rang Beauty would grasp the bird in
its mouth and carry it off to a place of
But, alas! Notwithstanding all the
motherly care of Beauty and the fact
that there was a doctor in the house
the chicken died the other day. Beauty
was grief-stricken and refused to be
comforted. She would sniff around
the little chicken house and gaze here
and there expecting her protege and
lost her appetite. I saw the spaniel
a few days ago and if ever a dog had
a mournful feeling plainly expressed
Beauty certainly had.
Unci Silas Wouldn't ray a Quarter for
Fork and Beans.
One day lately a lanky individual in
a long and faded brown overcoat
dropped into a city restaurant, took his
seat at one of the tables, placed his hat
on the floor by the side of his chair and
beckoned to one of the waiters.
"Have you got any stewed punkin?
"I think not," replied the waiter.
"Got any fried onions?"
"What have you got that a man can
"Here is our bill of fare."
"I can't read it without my specs,
and I didn't bring 'em. S'posen' yoa
washungry yourself, what 'd you want?"
"Well, here's porterhouse steak, roast
turkey with cranberry sauce, veal cut
lets breaded, saddle of venison, minced
clams on toast, pork and beans "
"F-ork an' beans! That'll do. Bring
me some pork an' beans and a cup of
sassafras tea purty strong."
"We haven't any sassafras tea."
"nain't got no sassafras tea? What
kind of an eatin' house are you run
nin'? Don't- you know everybody ort
to drink sassafras tea? IIow much do
you charge for pork an' beans?"
The stranger stooped and picked up
his hat, put it on his head, rose delib
erately and said to the waiter, in a ton
of withering rebuke:
"Young man, when I want to git
robbed on pork an' beans I'll go to a
first-class tavern and have it done in
style. Any charge fur the time I'vo
been settin' down her? Ko? Well,
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