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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1896)
WHEN NANCY MOWN.
' fro wss the ta.sU doth
math the cum urf saocers wroth;
the pepper boses are overtnraao.
The ntk ana biscuit both at bomed,
Tk cuffs is u thick a mad.
And through th room th kittens mi
When Nancy frown.
The grocer fe( his order wrong,
Aad bring ua batter thst U strong;
The coal gives out, the wood U wet.
The children o'er their playthings frvt
And just a true and cure u fate,
The dinner is an hour late.
When Nancy frown.
The afternoon sees things still worse;
The mistress rannut find her purse;
Some not o'er welcome neighbor calls;
The baby from his high chair faila;
Roue ag-nt ring and will not go,
Till be is fifty times told no!
When Nancy frowns.
Nancy whom I have written "bout
I our domeatic, strong and stout
We dare not let her go as yet.
For fear a worse one we may get
That'a been our record in the past.
Each one ia still worse than the last,
80 let her frown.
AT A BARN DANCE.
I made up my mind to do a really
awful thing when I went to the Hay
Tbeslger's ball. I am the only daugh
ter of one of the richest commoners In
England. I came out two yearn ago
and I had not been out very long be
fore I began to hare offers. I once
read a book called "How Men Pro
pose." Pome day I shall write a ceqnel
to 1t I am competent to do so. What's
more, I could add a chapter to say how
women do It, too, when they are driven
to desperation, though that part Is a
I am not exactly a beauty, but I do
know bow to dress. A woman who
baa that knowledge and the means to
use It needs no more. I think I can
say without vanity that my eyes an
good. They are gray and sparkling
and long, with very curly lashes. Vet
there are plenty of Jealous people who
ay that It la only "lea beaux yenx de
ma cassette." that makes me popular.
I do not care any more. I am Idiotical
ly happy because I know perfectly wtll
that In the eyes of one man I should
be Just as charming If the "Bellfleld
patent" had never "revolutionised the
I quote an advertisement, but though
we advertise we are not vulgar. In
deed, grandpa was a younger son and
did not work for his living, preferring
to drag up his family on a small al
lowance. Papa's tastes were different,
luckily for me. He being merely a
.younger son's younger son, the family
dignity bad dwindled and hardly seem
ed worth while supporting at mch
80 Saranna Bellfleld Is a catch and
rmlght hare married a lord two lords
and a knight's eldest son, though that
1a beside the mark. My admirers aald
I was cynical, for sometimes I laughed
at them, I couldn't help It I decided
sit 19 that I had no heart, and that I
would accept the first really eligible
party that came along. It sounded
easy. It waa easy, nutll I went Into the
- country to stay with a friend of mine,
married to a clergyman who was an
honorable aa well as merely reverend.
I was sick of being the Miss Bellfleld.
I persuaded my friend to let me be a
f rat cousin of hers, down at Cherring-ton-oo-Tara.
She Is a good, easy soul.
Bis reverence had gone away to a con
ference. I overpersuaded her, and
-well, I bad a lovely time as Miss Kitty
t It was such an Innocent sort of name.
I took no maid and dressed the part to
perfection In pink ginghams and mus
Una. Cberrington-on-Tarn Is a very
quiet spot; the seasons there consist of
two school treats and a flower show.
At sll throe I met the one man.
He was the doctor's son at home 00
a holiday, and be fell In lore with ins
directly, I thought He Is tremendous
ly clever; they think all the world of
him In his hospital. He Is good looking,
I think. He did not propose to me,
though there were opportunities. Jesse
waa absorbed with a baby, and she bad
do Idea bow often Miss Kitty Bent met
At flrst I did It for fun, bat when I
got back to Ixndon and Major Petle
Pnrqaharson began to be attentive, then
I knew how much happier Kitty Bent
was than Saranna Bellfleld. I did not
give way to my feelings. I rather hated
to realise that I bad asy. House sur
geons of big hospitals don't go la so
ciety. I dare say, they flirt with the
nurses, horrid things; bat that'a all.
Then Major Farquharson came on my
borhwB, very yonng to be a major at
II, and very handsome. Luckily 1
found bow utterly selfish he was other
wise, aa Dr. Maydwell had apparently
entirely forgotten Mlaa Bent:
Mamma la a dear, kind-hearted thing,
and when I announced that I Intended
to go to Mrs. Hay Theslger s with that
horrid Mrs. Ewart Vane, she let me
do It 1 told Major Farqaharson to be
there; and then I told mamma lie was
going. It wss naughty, bnt one day I
got Mrs. Hsy-Tbesiger to give me a
blank card for a friend of ours, and
aent It to Dr. Maydwell. I wanted him
to see me In my glory, and I wanted still
more to see If I should like him la
ballroom as much as at Oherrlngton
envTaf. I treat warily to work. I
Mi a abort not with the Invitation,
ami I wnald be there, signed It K.
Beat, aad wrote oa plaia paper with
Very fcahf tad nawemaaly, bat what
waa I w aa? I kaaw at tike Kitty;
If Kim, way art faraaaa Catbertaa?
It waa k Swfnl artde cai laaaaiaa-
tHI ftaaill bMUHM
iiai ' 1 Oat ta Man sever
t f!-i to marry mm aatll as
2) - 2 Msas.
C9mc.JlZZXZ2r 9&m&4 the
possibility that she might have was as
to supply that
There waa a lovely rose at C herring
ton In the vicarage garden, Revo d or.
I used to woar the buds in iny white
gown. I got a dress for the ball of their
exact shade. I wore one In my hair,
quite In the old heroine style that has
come back again, and I had a very
simple posy to match, instead of carry
ing Major Farquharson's big. rather
vulgar creation of orchids.
There were not five people who were
In society at Mrs. Thesi get's. But the
bail was thoroughly well done, and ex
cept Major Farquharson no one appr-
ed to be at all sensible of the fact There
was a girl there who lived quite near
his mother lu the country; the two fami
lies were intimate, I knew. The girl
was not very young any longer, though
she waa certainly plowing. She had
a few partners, and I noticed that when
Victor Farquharson paiwed her with
a smiling bow she looked dilapidat
ed. Years ago that girl had had what
people call a disappointment She
had loved someone who did not love
her. Perhaps she was all the more
pained by the marked neglect of an old
friend I saw a touch of sadness la
ber eyes, and It made me realize sharp
ly that the attentive cavalier who was
askfng so humbly what I would give
him had no real good nature.
I knew by signa that he meant to be
even more empresse than usual, tie
was so handsome that sometimes my
heart had beaten quite fast when he
had made love to me. He was standing
beside me with that devoted air be can
put on so well, when I suddenly saw
Dr. Maydwell. He looked older and
rather Jaded; neat enough; but cer
tainly not fashionable at all. He waa
very grave when be saw me. I sup
pose the young person In radiant gold
en brocade was not quite the same as
Kitty in her Liberty hat He Jum
glancKl at Major Farquharwon, and
was obviously going to pass on witlioart
even acklng me for a dance! Then It
flashed across me that be had a founda
tion, and that he was angry. He looked
quite stern. I dismissed Major Farqu
harson unmistakably: "Ten and eleven,
If I am here."
I did not care for his annoyance. He
had made Elllce Wedderburn unhappy,
and he was showing Mrs. Thestger how
exclusive and superior he waa, by be
ing thoroughly useless. Just to make
me a Pelle-Farquharson by marriage
would be a supreme honor, he evidently
imagined. My own opinion was rather
different I was not going to pay for
his hunters and other amusements In
exchange for that dubloua privilege.
Then I held out my hand to Dr.
Maydwell. "Have you forgotten me
altogether r He did look stern; b-.it It
rather became him.
"I expected to meet a lady who Is not
here. Miss Bellfleld," he began very
coldly. "This sort of thing la not much
In my way, and I think I bad better say
good-night. I could not resist a ch-mce
of meeting Mlaa Kitty Bent again, but
as that la Impossible the sooner I get
back to my work the better. It was
absurd of me to come at all."
They were Just beginning the barn
danee, with that Irritating persistent
rune. I fixed my eyes on the swaying
figures, tome of tbem so awkward.
There was a lump In my throat, and I
really couldn't speak. The remem
brance of the river at Cherrlngton,
and the sunahlne on It came across me.
He had looked so brows and ao cheer
ful in his canoe; be waa so pale, and
so evidently Indignant now, that I could
hardly get the words out I had never
been afraid of a man before. I was
now. He evidently meant what he
"If I aak you to stay and alt oat the
barn dance you will, surely. 1 I
want to tell you something."
He acquiesced so Icily that I felt all
my courage vanishing. We found a lit
tle room that waa empty and ant down.
I caught him looking at my rose, but
be pretended he was doing nothing of
the sort. It waa be who began, after
all, to the Inappropriate accompani
ment of the barn dance music.
"So yea were playing In a little com-
edy down at Cherrlngton, and the MIm
Beat 1 knew waa a purely Imaginary
person. Surely tt must be pleaaanter
to be Miss Bellfleld. sad to have all
Iioedoa competing for your favor."
Major Fsrquharsoa had passed the
open door and given a surprised stare
at us, as he aald this, and I felt I haled
him for such rudeness.
"I waa sick of being myself, that was
why I did It People pretended to like
me. and made so much of me, and I
knew It was merely money, money."
"And were you successful la finding
out If you were charming enough to
captivate without it?" Hla manner
waa chilly aarcaam Itself. A memory
of all the things he hsd said and lookel
"Ton ought to know," I whispered.
It waa dreadful, but you see I saw now
that If he once went there would only
be misery for me.
He did not even smile. "Ton sought
to break a country heart for pastime
ere you went to town," waa his rejoin
der. Quotations are not In good taate made
like that He hurt me; be misunder
stood me. I have my faulte. but I am
not heartless. I have only deae as
other people do In fact, less thai moat
of them. I plucked up courage and
"I think, Dr. Maydwell. yoa are mas
querading aa much aa 1 was, or else
yoa really have become quite differ
sat; yoa never talked like that when
yea were boating oa the Tarn."
"5a. I made a fool of myself by talk
lag aeaaeaee; meat people da when It
daaaat ratal la Augaet."
Naw, eaaM anything be ataptder?
Hart waa Hagh Maydwell -a maa waa
bad gat goM maaabj la paystslsgy, ar
path slaty. amatalag caadaetlag a
coavsnatlsa If he had aot fwa Ideas
ta Ma bead
"At any rata yea were very mack
ast civil to Kitty Bent than you are
to Baraaaa Ballfleid, yet they are oae
and the sum."
Indeed, they are nothing of the sort,"
he broke In hotly. "The one was a
simple country girl full of pure
thoughts and high ideala. She was as
poor as I am; we met on the same level.
With Miss Bellfleld, in her fashionable
splendors, with her great fortune, I
have nothing, can have nothing to do.
Your trick was an unfair one; you took
advantage of my Ignorance. Only a
woman would be clever enough to put
on another manner, another nature,
with a big hat and a pink gown."
Somehow I was cheered by hla re
membering the color. It waa a Paris
drt-Kd really, and had cost a frightful
amount For that adorable simplicity
they know how to charge. I daresay
he thought that if he married somebody
on nothing a year she would wear
frocks snd hats of that pattern. All
the time the dancers were In front of
us and that tune kept buzzing on.
"I did not put on another nature .
I couldn't If I tried. I think you are
most crueL I suppose you think I
change my friends as easily as I do
"The wsy In which Miss Bellfleld
treats her friends can be nothing to
He was hateful, and yet every min
ute I felt I could not could not let him
go. Quite suddenly I knew that I
loved blni; that nothing In the world
mattered, because I knew that he loved
me. How did I know? Oh, I can't ex
plain, but I did. I grew bolder.
"You cared once about being my
friend, or at any rate you said you did."
"Miss Bellfleld, I think I ought to
offer you my congratulations and to
say good-night That Miotic barn
dance Is over."
"Congratulations?" I said It with a
whole string of notes of interrogation.
"I mean upon your engagement to
Major Feile-Farquharson." He rose as
he said this and was turning quickly
awcy when I stopped him. He told me
afterward I spoke quite passionately.
"I am not engaged to Major Farqu
harson or any one else. People have no
right to say such things. Down at Cher
"Down at Cherrlngton the village
goeslpa might have fancied that a pen
niless doctor bad been Indiscreet
enough to aak a penniless girl to watt
for him for an Indefinite number of
years; they were Just aa far from the
truth, probably much further."
All my security vanished. I felt
wretched so wretched that my eyes
were full of tears; one even fell oa
the roses In my hand. He aaw that
tear, but be was Just aa obdurate. Just
aa angry; apparently not even reliev
ed to hear that I was free, when I
might have been Lady Randellion but
I didn't care what I did or what he
thought "She would have watted all
How I got out those aevea words I
wonder still. More tears fell aa I aald
them, and there waa an awful silence.
Then be began la such a different
"You cannot mean what you are say
ing." He waa standing and looking
dowa Intently. He has the best eyes
I ever saw, they are so honest but I
could not face tbem after that deed of
'1 mean It with all my heart."
"Yoa make It hard for me," be con
tinued. "When I let Kitty guess I
cared for ber I thought perhaps a time
might come when I could claim the
right to ask ber to be a poor man's wife;
you are a great heiress, snd If I am
poor I am proud. You force me to
tell you that I love you, not to put the
foolish question that baa bnt one possi
Then I revolted once for sll against
the tradition of what la maidenly and
right "Hugh, can't you understand,
must I tell you that all my money, ia
nothing to me and that I only want
He told me later that It was too pa
thetic, that be bad always dreaded to
see a woman cry. But he kissed me,
and somehow It all perfectly right and
Half an boar later. Just aa we were
so happy, that horrid Major Farquhar
son came for hla two dancee. "Take
rata of one of my rosea till No. 11. Dr.
Maydwell," I aald, "and come here then
to find me." You see, I waa reckless,
and I wanted the major to see bow
things were. Hagh took the flowers
obediently and went off. Positively
they bad put la another barn daace.
Major Farqaharson wanted to att It
out, but I knew better. He must have
been obtuse not to have guessed. I
felt so utterly content I thought every
body would notice my face. We danc
ed. There Is something hopelessly sen
timental about a barn dance.
1 waa In mad spirits now. Mamma and
papa are dears and quite managea bis;
there would be scenes, but I should
have my way In the end. Providen
tially the Maydwella are a very old
family, and mamma, who came of no
family at all, so to apeak, Is Tery par
ticular on that point Hugh's mother
had a pedigree that would bear the
moat searching scrutiny.
To face the parents wss a minor af
fair. Indeed, after the awful ordeal I
bad come through. My partner was
very gloomy. He did not respond to my
liveliness, and waa as stiff aa a poker la
the daace. Ha took me lato the con
servatory la the Interval and I let him
aay Ma my. He said It most conde
scendingly. Ixird Randellloa bad been
earafal to let ma realise what aa honor
be was data ma. bat area he waa
earthing ta Major Farqaharson. I Ha
toaad with a sort of aatisfactioa, aad
than I tafaaad Mm point blank.
I bad aa waat of flasacy nr this case,
bat I bar Barer Maa aay created aa
m wak at amaasd aa aa did. famaa
seam baator. rat t abaaVamty reveUd
In the prospect of toOlaf Hagk this aa-
I glanced up at him aad added costly:
"The fact ia, I am engsgod already."
"That being the case, there la aotatag
mors to be said, except that yoa have
behaved heartlessly to ma." He tried
to put on a disconsolate air, but It waa
a dead failure. I smiled:
"Yoa cared nothing for me, ao I need
not say I am sorry; yoa must have a
wife who will admire you, and I never
did." He waa very angry, but far too
dignified to show It
And I went back to Hugh.
We were married at tbe end of the
season, snd I am the happiest woman
in England. I thought I would write
this In case any other poor girl Is bur
dened with a fortune, as I was. I read
a atury once about proposals from la
dles. One girl In It told her friend that
'It simply wasn't done." She was
wrong, you see. Blsck and White.
About the American Voice.
The American voice has won an ua
enviable reputation for Its supposed
disagreeable quality. This reputation
is la part deserved, for no careful ob
server can fail to notice that mauy of
our people in ordinary conversation are
constantly In error in regard to their
natural pitch and utterly fall In purity
of tone, says the Boston Transcript.
They speak in -either too high or too low
a key and the tones are more or lens
forced Into a disagreeable mixture of
the nasaJ muscular quality. Apologists
have attributed thla defect to the Der
vous temperament of the people and to
the disastrous effects of a variable cli
mate. But the true explanation is
found In a lack of proper training. Tbe
American voice, when properly edu
cated. Is no lens melodious and agree
able than that of any other nationality.
Bad quality of voice Is due simply to
bad habit In Its ue. Correct the habit
and the voice Is changed, snd become
what It was designed to be by tbe Crea
tor. It Is amazing that so many young
men spend, after a long period of pre
paratory training, four years In col
lege and almost an equal period there
after In professional schools, and then
go to the pulpit or the bar totally unfit
ted vocally for the successful prose
cution of their Ufa work. And It Is even
more amaxlng that multitudes fitted by
their culture to adorn social life de
stroy rhelr chances of success by a lack
of vocal training. They might have
been good singers, readers or reciters
bat for their own neglect
If a correct system of vocal physiol
ogy and technique were engrafted Into
our public school system there would
be an Immense gala to the culture of
tbe nation. Not all are public speakers
or read era, but everybody talks, and to
converse In a well modulated, melo
dious voice la an accomplishment worth
striving hard to obtain.
Keep Away from a atrwte4 Hawser!
"It's a good thing to do to keep away
from a hawser whea there's a strain on
It" mid a South street stroller, "aad
well away from It Tbe other day I
at a big steamboat start out holding
aa ta a bow line to help pull her head
around against tbe strong tide that was
running. It waa a big hawser, but
somewhat worn, and the strata oa M
was tremendoua. It creaked aad creak
ed aa H stretched and shifted oa the
spile aa tbe boat moved out and the
men standing near all moved back.
Presently bang! It went parting over
the atrlngplece, and away blow tbe free
end out over tbe water toward the boat
Tbe loop remaining around the head
of the spile, freed from tbe grant strain
UpOB It recoiled a foot ar two. "Tbat
would break a man's lag If It hit It"
said one of the men on tbe wharf, and
be told of a cans In which a man's leg
had been broken by tbe recoil of the
loop of a parted hawser. Thla loop,
wateeaoakad. and with lu fibres pack
ad hard under repeated strains, waa
solid and heavy. It was easy ennngh
to Imagine that It would have broken
a man's leg If bad hit It. It la a
good thing to keep well away from a
hawser when there's a strata ea lt"
New York Sun.
Why Rice lea's ra tbe MM.
A bosk beore us sare: "Eire as
mentioned In tbe Bible, aa M did aot
grow la tbe countries la wfcJcb the Bible
hanoesilnaTB sswurred." Wa tmnk the
author la mistaken. Taa fact that tbe
word "rVre" does not appear la no evi
dence of tbe non -existence af a product
that In tbe Bible era waa feeding the
majority af tbe world's people. From
the earliest ages tbe blanket expres
aton, "corn," baa been aaad to cover all
manner of grains and seeds aaad for
food. In England tbe ward aaw ap
alias m bartoy, ry. oata, and more
parinoally wheat; In Scotland It usual
ly means oata, while here It only refers
to malm. Tbe ward "corn" frequently
occurs In the Bible, and when wa soci
al der tbe enormous commerce of Pal
estine, particularly In tbe days af 80I
onxia, It Is natural to suppoae mat rice
was among the Imports, and tbat, like
wheat and other grains. It finds she! tor
under tbe market terra, "earn." Aber
a be Knew Him.
Henry Irving, whose face baa, through
advertisement and Illustration, become
familiar to many people, waa one day
at a seaside resort, when be noticed a
little girl looking at him fixedly.
"Well, my dear." said ha, "do you
know who I sin?"
"Tan. air," waa tbe shy reply.
"Wall, who am I, then?"
"Yoa are one of a pllla."
And, Indeed, his face bad figured In
aa advertisement of taa widely ayread
pills -Mia neapoile Journal.
lte Haarme Tbat bmhill player yea
took aa last wsek aay aaad?
Imrart Tar mm Taa, ladeod. Ha
catenas every agg tbat g tarnwi at aa.
Ufa la fall af
lawrars was ara
THK SENATOR'S BLUNDCR.
' eSsbebia aaVl Coaaattneaa,
Back ta taa TPs. waaa fact Chand
ler waa at taa band of taa Interior De
partment a young maa frees one of the
W astern States came to Washington
to try clerical Ufa la one of tbe depart
ment, says a writer In tbe Washington
Star. Ha bad been quits a ward poU
tielaa la his Wean em home and Imag
ined both the Beuators from his State
would be glsd to do htm a favor. He
spent several days taking In the sights
at the capital, then went up to the Ken-
ate one afternoon and sent up bis card
te Senator Blank. Tbe Senator re
sponded promptly, had the vlairor
shown Into tbe marble room, and for
some time they sat on the sofa to
gether, talking of home news and borne
crops. Then tbe young man broke tbe
ice by Informing the Senator Just what
kind of a place he wanted didn't care
much what department It was in.
"Well. 1 don't know," said the Sena
tor. "Puch places are not to be found
every day, and there are hundreds here
from about every Bute In the Union
looking for almost anything In Uio
shape of an appointment
"Come up to my house about 8 o'clock
to-night" said the Senator, "and we'll
talk tbe matter over."
Promptly at the appointed time he
pulled the doorbell and was ushered in
to the library, where be found tbe Sen
ator pu fling a cigar and looking over
tbe evening paper.
"Ah, good evening, Mr. ; I was
Just thinking of you," said Senator
Blank. "I have written a strong letter
to Secretary Chandler requesting him
to give you a position In the Interior
Department" picking up an unsealed
letter from his desk and banding It to
the young office seeker "snd I would
suggest that you call at bla office and
present It about 10 o'clock to-morrow
morning. I have also mailed the Secre
tary a little personal note, letting him
know that when I want anything In hla
office I want It bad."
The young Westerner waa bowed out
of tbe room with smiles and a hearty
handshake. At his hotel be sat dawn
to think over his good luck; then he
thought of tbe Senator's latter aad
pulled It out of bla pocket and read:
"Dear Chandler Some time to-mar-raw
morning a young dtiaen af my
great and glorious Stats will call on yon
with a strong Indorsement from me far
a clerkship. I have ao earthly Interest
la him, so I torn him over to your ten
der mercy. Let blm dowa aaay. Years,
Tbe young man dropped tbe letter,
aad a big sigh straggled up from un
der his watch pocket "I wonder what
be aaki In tbe little note be mailed to
the Secretary T" thought the young can
didate. Then he realised that the Sen
ator had given him the wrong letter,
aad be at once dean mined to call at
the Interior Department taa aaxt morn
ing and see what taa next chapter
would bring forth.
About 10 o'clock the next forenoon
the colored messenger showed tbe
young maa Into Secretary Chandler's
"Senator Blank told me mat night be
bad written yoa and advised am to cail
oa yoa tMa morning," said the young
"Ah, yea," smiled the Secretary, good
naturedly, picking op from hla desk aa
opea latter and glancing over H. "Tbe
Senator speaks of yen la the highest
terms, aad la vary argent ta bts re
quest for your appointment Watt a
moment" and. touching a ball be sent
hat messenger for the ebtof clerk. Aftar
a moment a conversation with tbs chief
lark tbe Secretary aald:
"Too are fortunate. There la a $1.
300 clerkship mads vacant by resigna
tion thla morning, and I bare ordered
your appointment to the place."
A month later Senator Blank waa
walking through the patent office, and
In tbe earrldor met tbe new clerk In hla
emea eoat Tbe Senator was surprised
and a trifle disconcerted, bat be shook
hands with his young friend tad aald
ha was glad to see him there.
-Well rm glad to be here," respond
ed the clerk. "And, Senator," potting
Ma band Inside Ma vast and looking
sqoarely In ms other's eye. "tight la my
Inside pocket I keep that tittle personal
Bate yea thought yoa mailed to Secre
tary Chandler, toUtng Mm wbea you
waatod a thing yoa wasted It bad." ,
Bxplaaationa ware nnnsrssaaiy. Tbe
Senator want oat of public Hfe tad died
tans ago, bat tbe dark managea ta
sqneese along through the bard tlmea
ea bla I1J00 a year.
Old Km Rene's Tom.
Taa loog-forgottoa tomb of good
King Rene aad Isabella of Lorraine, bis
flrat wife, was sadden tally brought to
light tbe other day In tbe Cathedral of
Angara. Isabella's tin coffin waa not
opened, bat Rene's was. A crown, a
aoapter, aa orb the Insignia of hla
vain sovereignty over Naples were
were found In Rene's leaden coffin. As
they were covered with green oxide,
tbe gold aaad In making tbem must
have been well alloyed with copper.
Saott la down on Rene In "Anna of
Geiereteln." But be to not leaa mis
taken In Judging him than In "Pevertl
of tbe Peak" making oat Charlotte da
la Tremollle a Catholic af tbe deepeat
dye. Charlotte waa, to tbe end of bar
days, a stanch Protestant, aad waa a
"goad ereatara." Rene was aa exqui
site artmt aad a philosopher. Ia re
spect to pbUaaophy, bo was greatly la
sdvaaes of his time. Waa It aot bettay
to go sa with hla painting of a partrtdga
thaa ta maa ay arms wbea be asard
that Loato IZ4 at taa band af a great
force, had eaaM to ataman Aajea? Ha
kaaw that nmamaia waa ami tea, aad
waa aa aatag to frot aaat what ha
aaald Bat hats. Santa mtxdataras ha
aalaatd ara aow abawa at ths rtattanaJ
Library, aad act agsisim. K)$ ttal
aw lylnff m bar am
1. and haeoloa. She
thrusting him aad herself Into
- mis irsii wife, Jaaa
Laval, was a congenial spirit Thay
both aaad to wander ovsr bill and dam
m search of poetic Inspiration. Baasa
ballads were worthy of being lUustxaa
mA k himself. "Bea-nant et JeannetoBi
ou. Lea Amours d'nn Bergar at d'nne
Bergeiwaac," are an eclogue wws - f
key. Rene waa tbs shepherd, and Ma v
Jeanne the shepherdess. Paris corre
spondence Loud&n Truth.
SHE NEEDED A CHANGE.
Got Tired of e Consieat 6e.lt Meet
When Mls Young went to teach
school In district Number Seven, a imall
community In Maine, she wss told by
many frieudt and relatives that It was
too lonely a place for ber to remain la
contented; but ahe waa of a cheerful
disposition, and undertook ber new du
ties with a hopeful apirtt So m;i
a Youth's Companion correspondent,
who proceeds to tell bow the expert
meut resulted. On Miss Young's flrat
visit home It waa noticed that she look
ed p.le, but to all Inquiries she re
plied tbat she waa as well ss usual
"Now, I want to know, Fayette, what
la the matter?" her aunt aald one day.
soon after ber arrival "Is your school
too hard for you? Don't you like the
people? Or what Is the matter?"
"Are you going to have beefsteak
for lunch. Aunt Susan?" waa tbe aoma
what Irrelevant response.
"Yea, but that lan't answering my
question. I waat to know why jaS
dou't like your school"
"I do like It Why, the children are
the best tehaved little things you eve
saw, snd so quick to lea ml Did I tsB
you sbout little Nathan Ash?"
"No, yon didn't Well, then, doat
the parents like you? Or la It ths folks
where you board ? Don't they treat yea
well? If they don't I'd change."
"Oh, yea, the Smiths are tbe kindest
people In the world. I don't suppaas
I should have come home Just aow M
the Smiths bsdn't killed their calf," aad
Miss Young sighed.
Her aunt looked at ber In evident aa
"For the land takes, Fayette) I
bops you ain't ao poorly as to be apast
by a thing Ilka that! I declare ta M
you're worse off than I had. any Idas
"No, not exactly; but I ha rent tasted
meat fresh meat that la. aad 1 watched
that calf hopefully."
"Yon sea, op there they doat K53
vary efton. When they do, the waam
neighborhood shares In the meat M
ao happened that tbs Smiths bad a eaal
to sacrifice, and I watched that laam
coot animal from day to day, aad anal
ly waa told that the butcher had nes
formed hla work. i
1 listened to the elvmtoa af thai aa
mat hungrily. Sncb a neighbor waa m
have ss much, another a saisMst as
larger quantity; hot by carefal sasn.
potation I found that half tbe aataam
waa to be kept for family use, aad 1
want to scboel cheerfully.
"Bat at dinner do roaat ar Blanks, aa
I had fondly hoped. Finally I amda
torn Inquiry aa to what disposal was
made af tbe ealf. and waa told that
what meat they kept thay had aaamf
down for future use.
That waa the final stroke. I gtepb
had to coma noma As long aa I mam
sea the calf I had courage; hot aftoJ
that failed ate, I feH that I needed a va
A mortgage makaa a maa
tt keeps him poof. It Is a strong I
tivs to action aad a wholesale 1
af the fleeting saontha and yearn tt S
fully aa symbolical n Ha meaam
tbe hourglass and seyths that
death. A ntortgaga represents mdsa
try because It to never Idle night ar day.
It Is like a bosom friend, baeaaat the
greater the adversity the rloaar It stick
to a fallow. It la Ilka a brave soldtos,
for It never hesitates at charges aet
faara to dose ia on the enemy, it to
Ilka taa sandbag of tba tting silsaa ta
application, bat deadly m saTeet It It
Ilk the band ef Providence H spreads
aver all creation aad ttt tngaaaee to
everywhere visible. It to Hla thai
af tba devU-nab-tbe longer n
the greater Its strength. It wOl
eias faebta aaarglaa and toad actrrttx.
to a alaggtok brain, bat aa ma taw haw
debtors work tba atortgaga
harder attll a martgaga la a
thing h have to a family praitdsd al
ways It to la somebody eiee's famay
Kitted the Hawk.
na asanas ra over east k 1
Ua canal brldaea the other da
the sudden appearance af two biaeh
potato In the sky at a considerable dis
tance away, which developed lata rwa
docks. Behind- tbem, at a tower level,
flew another bird, which suddenly rase
into the air above tbs ducks, aad thaa
shot down opoo blm Ilka aa arraw.
One of the ducks flew sideways to
ward the Thlergarten; tbe other, etosshr
pursued by lte enemy, flew slanting In
to the canal, and, reaching tba water
exactly behind tbe bridge, dived, while
the hawk, In bis blind haste, strasfe
against tba bead of a statue af Bar
rules and fall, once mora pytg Hi
great wings, dead oa tbs pavssneat af
the bridge. Tba bird was a spfcadai ,
SDedmea. the wlnaa Ksvi
panel on of mora than thres feat.
A Swtaa laaavaaton.
A dry goods Sim la lama, Swhaaa
land, atvirMsaa thai darlag ma aa.
Bant fair, saw batag held thara, It wft
gtra a good emaar ar aapaar free m
af Mfraamr weea
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