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pilt aukiliat It ott Umt-d, t;,
ilciied the Item-1 of .Um. . by making
gnhl llu-ir nilmnco into llanfrv IUv
ml landing their ftirmfdtOilc frt ijh1 I
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js'i-H-u, was to heannejud loiluMjomfn
limn it the French king, hon h
troop tklumltl have completed it sul
juration, Tim MarcM-lm! IVni-ad tic
Uiweti, a fierce Bin! pitiless commander
headed this expedition and wimmmm:
his progress across the Uland, from
which his object was to rout mi 1 I Votes
iriuuiu In every form, ami to lay tho
nation prostrate before tho rulers into
whom" heart It was put to give their
domiii!on until tho papal antl-chrlst. 1
Id difficult to assign a reason for tho
tardiness of tho English government In
thin emergency; but It was overruled
to tho liotter Instruction of tho I Vote
tunls as to tho value of tho stake for
which they contended; and also to the
severe chastisement of that pride, self-
confidence, and disunion which had
sadly niarivd tho church of Christ
During tho month of May, continual
sallies took placo from tho gates of
Derry, In which tho besieged wero
ffonoi'Hlly HueceBMful. Such was their
oonfldeneo, that Walker in his diary
montioim, under dato May 5, "This
night tho bchlogorit drew a trench
ReroKH tho Windmill Hill from tho bog
to tho river, ami there in-uan a bat
tery; from that they cndeuvoicd to
annoy our wallH, but they were too
trong for tho gunwthey imed, und our
men wero not arrald to advlao them to
eave ull Unit labor and expetiMO, that
they alwayu kept thu gatea open, and
they might into that paswijfo if they
pleased, which was wider than any
broach they could make in tho walls,"
his wtt tlvo months afioi' tho com.
memspiiaiftt, uU tho content, and strik
ingly displays tho undaunted restdullon
of men who, what with external an
saidts, internal treachery and disap
pointed hojio, had endured enough to
damp tho ardor of minds sustained by
anything less powerful than tho con
sctousness of a righteous causo. In tho
bulk of thoso peoplo there might In
Heed bo found a fuw lnstanoes of vital
personal religion; but collectively they
nan, ty solemn public acts of devotion,
..t At. i 1
uimiuiituMi iiiemseives aim their cause
into tho hands of tho Most High, abjur
ing all connexion with tho idolatrous
power which is most emphatically on
posed to tho solo and absolute sover
eignty of Jehovah, What was tho re
sult? "Ho wrought for His name's
s.iko," and having made them, in their
unsupported constancy, a spectacle to
tho world, Ho finally brought them out
of their distresses when in tho utmost
extremity, and blessed their efforts to
the establishment of that pure faith
for which they professed to suffer.
Alas, that so signal an example should
in our uay have become powerless! that
on occasions of national perplexity, In
stead of seeking that Arm wherein our
fathers hoped, and trusted, and found
deliverance, we should embark our
safety in tho nut-shell of our own
strength, relying on a worldly, crooked,
Inconsistent; and unscriptural indicy
for that which our perverted wisdom
can no more secure than could our puny
might have acquired it, "Do we pro
voko tho Lord to jealousy? Aro wo
stronger than Ho?"
Neglected by their friends, and on all
sides pressed by foes, yet could not the
inhabitants of Derry entertain a
thought of capitulation; for not only
wero tho most shameless acts of
treachery committedprisoners mur
dered in cold blood, and messengers
fired at under a flag of truce by the
assailants, but one of the captives!
orougni into tho town after a success,
ful sally, moved by the generous com
passion and kind usage of tha citizens.
confessed to Governor Walker that the
enemy wero bound by dreadful oaths to
observe no faith with them; but, on
whatsoever terms they might obtain
possession of tho city, to slaughter in
discriminately, without regard to age
or sex, whosoever bore the l'rotestant
name. Thus, by the mercy of Gcd,
their peril was still mado known to
them; and any degree of suffering pre
ferred before delivering up their help
!otg families to such blood-thirsty
Tho report of De Rosen's probable
advance, with formidable reinforce
ments, was communicated to the be
seiged by their enemies, in one of the
frequent parleys that took place, It
reached M'Alister's home, and was
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If iho l'i ni him it but UkniMi i
the mild )U."
"Hut," Rt.k d Kllen, rh lin n using
debility had It-ndi ii-d her aiiuuM nh.
Ii-m, "will they not nitio throw ix.uiU
when he ai -rives?"
"Von need n't doubt Umt, MissKllen,"
aiihwerod Sluiiie, "The ni t of war re
quires it, tH-h, but we'll ls Ih.id
Iwdod to purjMe, and set lire U, and
blown up, maybe
Klli-u shudileivd, and Husil remarked.
"You have got rather a croaking tunc
today, Shane. Has Do lUH tt received
any coiumisslon more effectually to
harm us than thoso who have so long
been kept at bay? l)ocs an event that
will drive us close to our refuge eall for
despondency? Burnt and blown up we
should long slnco have been, had not a
shield been over us w hich France and
all her marshals cannot ionetrato."
"How liko you that rebuke from a
man of peace, my old soldier?" asked
Hryan, chipping sliano on tho buck.
"You'll get mo into some new scrapes
by preaching coward lev, after all the
trouble It lias cost mo to retrieve my
Tho sprightllnoss with which this
was spoken, Hryan had recently as
sumed, to avoid tho suspicion of thoso
for whom ho was suffering soro priva
tions. Uontldoht that famine would
soon show her trhasllv face ainomr
them, and distressed at fche thoughtless
profusion of which innny wero still
guilty, he, with a few others, had
agreed to lay by for their families
whatsoever their own abstinence could
enable them to save, without secreting
tho common property. To this end
they established a mess; and procuring
tho most durable articles, such us suit
meat, potatoes, meal, cheese, ote.', they
barely saUslled the cravings of nature,
and hoarded the rest. Tho olTouta of
this sparodlot were often visible; but
wore llttlo remurked whero all wore
osing their bloom and pining beneath
tho hourly distresses of tho time; while,
as it by common agreement, every tone
became bolder, and tho courage of
every heart assumed a character of
higher elevation. Scripture was ran
sacked by tho various preachers, to
furnish their flocks with examples of
holy daring and pious endurance.
Jflyen thoso found in tho Apocryphal
books were rendered available by some,
while others, with more spiritualized
judgment, selected tho messages to tho
seven churcher of Asia, applying- tho
reproofs and encouragements in which
thoso exquisite portions abound, to tho
present eiicumstnnces of their allllcted
community, At tho fire thus kept con-
stantly burning on tho altar, many a
torch was kindled which had otherwise
perhaps remained In eternal darkness.
And we, who by our peaceful hearths
look back upon tho sufferings of that
period, may live to experience that
persecution can bo mado effectual to
awake a drowsy church, or to cement a
disunited household of faith, or to com
pol tho jieoplo of God to put away from
among them tho unholy leaven, with
which false maxims of Interest and ex-
jM-diency havo led them to defllo them
In (mo of tho skirmishes which took
placo during tho month of May, at a
littlo distanco from the town, a gallfint
officer, Captain Cunningham, having
been mado prisoner by tho enemy, and
afterwards basely murdered, his re
mains were brought Into Dorry, and In
terred with great solemnity; a strict
fast being kept by the members of the
Scottish and dissenting churches, while
their respective ministers addressed
them from the pulpit in terms suited to
the affecting occasion. A liberal col
lection for lhe suffering poor was at the
same time mado, and the laudable ex
ample was followed Immediately by
those of the Established church. The
fast was most strictly kept; and no
where more so than under the roof of
Perceiving that Ellen refused to fare
better than the rest, Magrath expressed
his wish that in her weak state her
minister had glyen her leave to eat.
Ho was not a little surprised at being
told that their abstinence was alto
gether voluntary, and that no penalty
would have followed their non-observance
of tho fast. This led to a full dis
cussion of tho subject with Basil and the
Lady, In which Magrath evinced a
deeper spirit of inquiry than he had
ever before displayed. He could not
well conceive upon what principle the
whole question of merit was excluded
lrom the acts of self-denial and alms-
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Wln-ii our lionl coniiniMtons Hi wr
vain Uigo forth uni.tng tluMJintilo
imtlon generally, I ho injunction Is Ui
ptvfw h the gospel, Ui Imptiite, and In
teach I hem to olwerve and dow hat.-4-cver
H! had ctuiimnndi'd. To tho Jews,
in addition to this, we lind a continual
npjieal made as to the ncknowkHlfivd
pivdicllons of tho Old Testament,
which they possessed and reverenced
as the oracles of God; but when this
mystery of Iniquity, that should spring
up In tho latter times. Is referred to,
what directions aro given? St. Paul,
after describing the unequivocal signs
of forbidding to marry, and command
ing to abstain from meats, adds, "If
thou put the brethren In remembrance
of these things, thou shalt bo a good
minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up
in the words of faith and of good doc
trine;' a command which surely brings
a heavy charge of omission against
those who neglect to point them ouC
Again, In the revolution made ,t-Sl.
John, whero this apostasy ' most
vividly described, wo (ind a voice from
heaven proclaiming, 'Come out of her,
my people, that ye be not partakers of
her sins, and that ye 'receive not of her
plagues.' Can you tsslgn to these, and
similar passages! y other interpreta-
on than thuof an open, distinct, and
unwavurlm; testimony against tho par
ticular ;t:iom I nations of this fearful per-
orUN of God s truth?"
world, and they aw talent, divipliinl
snd drilled in a wanuh rful wnv a war
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MmB UM,W wiTawn. wki it is hut many rhil.lwn would consbler very
this mum liupuls,. which pniiupts lhe i hard, stru t and tir.-.mP 7
crowds m lhe i,p, r ivrs at tit opera These millioiiaiw childwn must lie
and in the orch.tr Malls to HHnl theU traincl, Is-cause thev will control
tmio of the intermissions in gazing !mny cf the railroads of America tele
sroiind the hous,. at the fashionables as Lraj.h c.mpanies, and Rold, silver" and
1 K.r;r, w k lnm w t Tus" oii minw ira t. ,d other
Biiud s or tho hden Mush and following ffrt.at industries
them up by aid of the little printed list j As a rule they travel a emit deal. ,,,!
some of them have boeu over our whole
on uiu uui, wnereuy each tmx owner is
conveniently mimlered and catalogued.
estaml as royalty does abroad, and
lake the anderbilt children for ex
we are prepared for this homage. Those ample. They are constantly on tho go
whocaunotseeusroadofus.butnnfortu- In the summer thev are at Newoort
Later they visit Lenox. Then they go to
mttely frequently through Uv medium of
writers whocommonce tluir observations
in tho style of one a no a few years ago
started his paragraph in this way, '1
dropped in at Mrs. Aster's hist night,'
and evoked, consequently, the pungent
Europe iu a private steam yacht and re
turn just in time to spend Christmas at
home. From February until June they
travel through the west in a private car.
iJut during all these trips their studies
rcucv'iou oi mt. Joseph Howard. Jr.. a are ninnterrmited. A corns nf ton,.i,
w er of the people, who evidently knew governess and private tutors accompany
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un-iunuTfwiiure, ineir studies are no
" 'Dropped in nt Mrs. Astor'st Good
heavensl for what the ash barrel? "
There are few buildings that attract
tho admirers of Washington that have
more of interest in them than a decaying
cnbin which stands alone in an old'pas
ture field a half mile from Berryville, in
the beautiful Shenandoah valloy of Vir
ginia. The old cabin was the homo of Wash
ington when ho was a surveyor. Ho
came here direct from the maternal roof
to begin the arduous and at the time
..Malcolm assented to this remark, dangerous work of snrveyinu the lands
'ind confessed that ho had not dVvot.ml of Thomas, Lord Fairfax, who owned
any careful study to that branch of tho a,n J1?0 no,'tn(,'" part of Virginia under
sacred writings which more immediate- t.' ''"'fA' e,w?rk w a.ra
ly related to the papal error; he had TZZ Z
rather accustomed himself to spiritual- dangerous because of the character of
1.0 every part or uoirs word'fof tli the inhabitants, who were nrluoinallv
cdlllcation of his own soul and the Indians or scarcely less wild trappers or
nourishment of his (lock. squnttai-s upon ins lordship's domain.
"Av. renllcd tho La.lv. "and bn. )"WnKton had been selected by the
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..... ... ... ...,.,, uor,o,B u.e youth-g RDility t0 eopowith these elo-
fruits of that unauthorized procedure, men ts early in 1748, just after the coin
too general among tho pastors ol tho pleti.m of his sixteenth year, his onlv
churches. Tho Lord has meetly and companion being George William Fair-
equally guarded every avenue to His ru '"'phew of old Lord Thomas.
fold, iii-ennntlnir inmhwt. ,inh iu.nii.,..f w ueuier these boys erected the build-
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such bulwarks as His Infinite wisdom or Iouml 'ttUyin place history
often, In tho exercise of a limited selves. That they used it for an office,
vision, dlspluco tho goodly arrange- kept their instruments there and slent
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iiieiiii, uiiu, in oruer w neap ueionees in in me upper room t here Is ample proof.
one point, leave many a gap whereat " " ashington Post.
the wolf enters, and
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we should take three of the four city moans to hold together his vast mmiii-o.
gates from their hinges to strengthen He has pushed tho transcaspian military
tnooihor, when all quarters are equally railway southeastward until it has al-
assailed?" . . I'Kwt reached the frontiers of British In-
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plied Malcolm, smiling. "May the of further dominion in Onfrnl ABta
Lord abundantly bless your zealous en- Having bus assured tho safety of tho
deavors, and give you a harvest of many Russian position in tho southeast, he has
souls!" undertaken a more stupendous work in
"Amen!" ejaculated' tho Lady of 'Wnning the construction of an nn-
M'Alister; "and see that you withhold S'rJSiS
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not your own hand from tho work."
ocean. The whole lengt h of the Asiatic
Hut in despite of past experience, in or main .Siberian line is 4,8ti0 miles.
the fase of those provisions which the The estimated cost is 00,000,000. The
Reformers established, and in an unao- worl' which is now progressing from
countable indifference to many plain " "'? waru tno center, is to be
commands of God, the minister; of our f?"1') . 5 ? TV
,, . , . . ' , ,,,,, , then be a stretch of railway, all located
Protestant churches have wlthhcld-do nnon n11Mltllll fain.itnrv. aiV a noTTo 1
withhold their hands, with very few In length, holding European Russia and
exceptions; and the wolf enters, bearing Asiatic Russia firmly together with a
away whole flocks, while scarcely an continuous band of steel, Until the pro
attempt has been made to rescue from P0H(1 railway running north and south
his fangs a single victim, until within Jo connect the two Americas shall have
so short a snace of tlmo that our vooi.h vv" ' win oe nonnngon earth
can remember its first date. And with
what epithets have they been hailed,
who venturo to claim for the outcasts
of Israel, and tho dispersed ofJudah,
their appointed portion from the Lord's
inexhaustible stores? a portion lent,
Indeed, to the Gentile church for
to rival this great stretch of eastern and
western railway across the Russian em
pire, Omaha Bee.
Folly of Hoard liitf.
It is really remarkable that so many
people in this country, who have funds
from which they might earn a good rate
fif Itl l-liu f u,KUiu in 7 . .,.1.1 . . A ...
spiritual improvement, and that by ft or pock 2ZZ
apostolical authority, but as unallon- old stockings. Money will earn today
able from tho Jew in Its actual literal large returns, with the best of real es-
import, as is the land which God gave tate security as first class collateral to
to Abraham and his seed forev-r; but protect the lender, and yet a great many
which, (lurlno- t.he rwit-l,,l tiul,r,..l f,.
individuals, waiting for they know not
scattering the holy people, has like- hat, decline to take advantage of what
wisnheennermlt,t..n,Lla'i L n. 1. a t,n""UttI PIrtumty for making
...i, . lloo . itBa iiuununm. mtenueu io circniute as evidonconf r.rwl.
share of harsh reproof fallen to the lot it. If it does not, it becomes absolutely
of those who, under the title of the useless to everybody. In a famine a corn-
Reformation Society, have cone forth, niunity would be no better off if it locked
bearing their divinely commissioned
testimony against the mother ot harlots
and abominations of tho earth? The
men of Derry in lf8!l, doubtless reck
oned that succeeding generat'ons would
reap the fruits of their heroic endur-
up millions of barrels of flour than if it
had none at all. The same is precisely
true of money.--Washington News.
A British scientist recently stated that
if a man weighing 140 pounds were
ril ii w1 ri nliif u k1 1.' . 3 .
ance, in the wide extension of gospel K,uoeMd flat the result would bo 105
truth; and that from their Jfittlecitndel pounds cf water and 85 pounds of dry
should spread broader light over their residue.
more disturbed by a departure for Mexi
co than a public school child's studies are
disturbed by a hailstorm.
Some time ago Mr. Seward Webb and
his wife and children journeyed to the
World's fair in a special train. They
stopped to visit Mexico, Texas and Cali
fornia first. During all this long trip
the Webb children and some little cous
ins who accompanied thorn went on
with their studies as usual. There was
a special cur just for that purpose. The
car was called the "Idler," and it was
gorgeously hung with blue tapestries and
tino pictures. It had a blue carpet and
blue chairs, and all its furnishings sug
gested a daintily appointed schoolroom
rather than a railroad car.
While on such trips the children are
taught geography from observation, and
it is easy to see that they get a fine
knowledge of the country which they
will some day control to a great extent.
When the W. K. Vanderbilt children
are at home they are taught in a school
room which is beautifully decorated with
Mother Gooso melodies ami nurserv
rhymes. There are also simple quota
tions from Shakespeare for the, older
children, Nothing is spared to mako
the book education complete,
In their daily lives, thoir goings and
their comings and their play, nearly all
of tho little American aristocrats are
brought up alike, And that is with ex
treme simplicity. They dress with one
half tho elegance of other children, and
they oat plainer food. Such children as
theso wear no jewelry at all. They do
not Know what it is to have gold rings,
bangle bracelets and necklaces. Nor do
they carry watches.
Mrs. Taran Stevens, who is a very rich
woman, says that her daughter, who is
now the wealthy Mrs. Arthur Paget of
London and New York, went wild with
delight over a simple littlo ring given to
her when she was 18. It was hor yery
first bit of jewolry.
Mrs. Whitney, the wife of ex-Socreta-ry
Whitney, used to make it a point to
take her lunch at the children's dinner
hour, and it was then that she took oc
casion to toach hor little ones by precept
and example the littlo elegances of man
ner which mark the well bred person.
Mrs. Flagler, the wife of tho rich Stand
ard Oil man, goes farther and often
lunches with her children in their school
room and devotes many hours to person
But of course the daily life of rich
children is not all discipline. Though
they do not have candy and jewolry and
rich clothes and rich food, they have
luxuries which other children do not
have. They own beautiful horses and
fine dogs, all of the best breeds. A mil
lionaire boy has his saddle horse and of
ten his tandem team when at his coun
try home, und some of these boys have a
tour in hand. When one of these boys
wants a new horso, he buys one or se
lects one from his father's stables. He
has a kennel of dogs, besides rare birds
and other pets. And if he wants to own
a collection of stamps or stones or but
terflies or any other one thing, his father
gives him money to buy the best that
can be bought.
When young William Astor Chanler,
who is now exploring the heart of Afri
ea, was Bpending his summers at Lake
George not many years ago, he was
seized with a fancy for owning boats of
all kinds. He wanted canoes, duck
boats, yachts and launches.
And he got them all. But the chil
dren of the neighborhood used to say
that "poor Willie Chanler" was never
allowed to buy soda water or candy.
One day the temptation to buy candy
became too strong for tho boy million
aire, and ho inarched boldly into a candy
store with a company of Lake George
boys at his heels.
"Give me 25 cents' worth of candy,"
said he, "and chargeitto WilliamA."
New York Press.
! when Mine. N v.ritn.drcw forth lurind
irs i... .
nn p n ii mil i !fiiintmi admis-ion to
! the pre Ubli. Tl guard ww mum-
what teki-a atrnrk, and, with a deplora
ble Ijh k .f French hivalry, wanted to
turn her away. lint, by wit or wiles of
some sort, she gained her point anJ
cleans) a pathway f,.r all women n-port-ers
who shall coum after her.
Mine. Edmund Adam is another wom
an journalist, ix-rhaps Ihu leading one in
Paris. She is a politician, author ami
editor. She has lieeii hoiioml by the mu
nicipality of Paris in having her name
given to one of the stm ts of tho capital,
an honor rarely bestowed ou a jierson
during his lifetime. It isn't much of a
street, to be sure, the Rue Juliette Lain
bt r but it is young and may grow some
day. Under Napoleou III "Mine. Adam
had a salon in opposition to the imperial
government, and there she reigned. She
was young and handsome then, with soft,
pretty hair and bright blue eyes. She
was an intense republican and a great
friend of Garibaldi. At the cloAs of the
Franco-Prussian war she had no one in
France to particularly oppose, so she se
lected Bismarck. Such phrases as these
have been attributed to her: "Bismarck
and me!" "Bismarck was to have been
overthrown by me!" "At last the czar
condescends to follow my political views!"
She is a good speaker and can talk on al
most any subject. Her dinners are de
cidedly interesting. One-fourth of her
guests are usually officers of the French '
army, another fourth is composed of po
litical men, and tho others are artists and
literary peoplo. The dinners are usually
followed by receptions, which are at
tended by cabinet ministers, deputies,
senators, diplomats and journalists.
There ure, except on special occasions,
few women. '
Mine. Severine is both more valiant
and more sentimental than Mme. Adam.
Severine, as she is familiarly called, is a
well known figure in Paris. She has
been nicknamed Mamzelle Gavrocheand
Jenny L'Ouvricre, and although she is
much given to literary floods of tears,
she writes vigorously and well. She ha
her own particular conceptions of good
and evil. Severine imbibes her political
views from TheCri du Peuple (The Voice
of the People), and Mine. Adam drinks
of the fountain of La Republique Fran
caiso, founded by Gambctta. Soverine's
ambition is to secure the abolition of
Mme. Yver is a curious figure in the
newspaper world. She frequents the
prefecture of police, and is remarkable
for her persistent praise of the police
and the justice they dispense. "Good,"
in her mind, is represented by tho prefect
of police, the detectives and the gen-
aurmes, out never by the prisoners.
Gyp is another woman journalist, but
her name Mine, do Martel is better
known in connection with novels on Pa
risian high lifo and as author of a few
comedies. She is a noted contributor,
in a very light vein, to that lively publi
cation, La Vie Farisienne. Gyp is popu
lar, and, besides being a writer of great
talent, paints with success.
Perhaps the most successful newspa
per women in Paris are those who write
about the thing thoy know best fash
ions. But men are encroaching some
what upon this territory, and altogether
woman's place in French journalism is
not all that could be desired. New York
Assertion unsupported by fact is nuga
tory. Surmise and general abuse, in
however elegant language, ought not to
pass for truth. Junins.
Why Ii It?
Why is it that a woman can struggle
until she is red in the face and worn out
both in temper and body by a window in
a railroad train in her vain endeavors to
close or open it when all that a man has
to do is to walk up and go over exactly
the same line of action that she has al
ready exhausted, and down comos the ro
fractory window in a jiffy? It is a most
humiliating fact, but a very true one
nevertheless, that not five women out of
a dozen ever succeed in arranging a win
dow to their satisfaction. They pull and
tug until they are eniborrassod. an,l
finally, in a pleading manner, look around
at some slip of a man, who, without any
nonsense, brings about the desirod effect,
while the woman looks on in Bilent won
der at his marvelous skill and dexterity.
Illrd Enjoy a Nliowor Data.
A friend reports a pretty incident.
During the hot, dry weather the birds
about her house were apparently much
in need of bathing places, and the lady
discovered that every day when she
went out to water her flowers a little
bird hovered about as if he wanted
something. Presently ho revealed what
he did want by gettingnnderthosprink
ling of tho water pot or beneath the
dripping plants, and fluffing his feat hers
in this shower bath just as he would in
a pool, and plainly enjoying It In Mm
highest degree. He began to watch for
the daily coining of the lady to water
hor plants and gave himself nn to hi
bath with gay abandon. Boston Transcript.
I.ove la .ava rrrv-r Mora,
Fanny Ho said ho loved me with a
love that could triumph o'er the grave.
Nanny Yes. That cimairemont rim
he gave you was buried with his first
wifa. X Vrow. Truth.
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