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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1881)
Tou mny envy tbe Joys o lho farmer
. An fancy His f rco. easy life;
Tou mav sit at his bountiful tallc.
An' pralso bis hiilustnous wife.
Et you worked in thp wwvN In the winter,
Or folIcreJ the' f tirror nil day
Wilhntcumo unruly younrotcn
An' feet heavy loaded with clay.
Ef you held the old plow .I'm n-thlnldn'
"iou'd sins in a different wiiy.
You may talk o the poMon eyed daisies,
An' JiMcs that wear feech a cftarin.
Hut it dves mo a heap o hard labor
To keep 'cm from epll'ln' w fa-m:
You may pictur" the lieautlfiil fiuribets,
An landscapes so full o' repose.
But I never iret time to look at 'cm
Except when It rains or it miows:
Youmayplnjro' the sons-birds o" summer,
I'll tend to the hawks an' the crows.
You mny lonjr fur the loto' the farmer.
An dwell on the oieasur'a ' toil:
JJut the Kood thlnjM we hov on our tablo
Alt hcv to be dusr from the soil:
An' our bcau'Ilul torlicnt. yallor butter,
irhnni vnn mnv never licv learned.
Makes a heap o' hard work fur the wimmin,
It bos to be carefully churned:
An' the cheeses. so plump in our pantry.
All bev to lie lifted an' turned.
When home from the hay-Jlcld in summer.
With stars sdeatnin mer my head:
"When I milk by the iisht ' my luntcrn,
An wearily crawl Into led:
"When I think o' the work o' the morrow,
An' worry fur fear it mlxbt ruin:
"When I hear the loud peal o' the thunder,
An' wire sho ticirins to compl iln
Then I feel c. If lirs was a burden,
ith leetlc to hope lur or pain. -
Hut the corn must be planted In sprlntr-tltne,
Ttio weeds must be kept from thcKtouad;
The hay must bo cut iu the summer.
The wheat must bo cradled an buud.
Pur wo never are out o' employment
Kxcept when wo He in our bo I,
l'urtho wood mii-t be hauled In the winter
An' patiently pneu jii uie nou.
While the grain must tjotook to the market.
k must bo waiere.i au icu.
if Jovs o the furinor.
You may envy ftmgmve rur in nreau.
Who works like aiiortKaj;o
.i- t nnv IT iRMkr IlLS bead:
, 'Yl -1111 -
You may Bit in the shade o tmnr
Sti ...W ., hl wants or his nevds:
You may jrazc at hi meadow an' rorn-!
-7 ,mriho life that ho leans-
Hut there's lectio o' comfort or po mur'
In tbrhtin' the bugs an' the wectjj.
But the farmer depends upon on lY
The thins- that he cams by his 1M1,
An' the lcctle ho trains is it linct,
When bis la-t crop isloted to market.
With omsclenco all flKitles an cicar.
lie may loivo tho old farm-Iuuso forever.
To dwell mn holier sphoro; ,-,..
An' tho crown that ho wears may bcbrlatcr
Ilccausoof his simple lire here.
KuucncJ. II ill. in Inter Ocean.
THE MENTAL EFFECTS OF EARTH
QUAKES. The outbreak of new earthquakes,
first at Agram, then in Lsehia. and now
in Chios, the last the most destructive
of all, and costing ihonoontl Ll!r,
within a few weeks of each other, seems
to show mat apenou '"i --
shock may have begun winch may af
fect, to an extent by no means in on
- s'.dcrablc, the history and life of our
century. No one can doubt that the
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
-which, visited the Fame general region.
but more especially jsi:i .umui
lritij lho. fast and sc oiut t on-
turicsof our era, produ e . "real oilets.
not only on the minds and rhara tors
of that generation, but oven on tho
distribution of population; nor that the
earthquake at Lisbon, in the lat centu
ry, produced almost :is great a shock n
the thoughts of men as it produ.-ed
physicalby on the. immense region over
which its effects were felt a region
which included almost all Europe, part
of Africa and part of the American
Continent. A spell of earthquake of
any violence or duration, which sh'nild
extend over such a- lield as that, would,
in a time like our own. when every
influence is intensified by the simulta
neous transmission of the impressions
it produces to all parts of the globe,
produce tho most powerful olTects, not
simply on the countries wh'ch m ght
suffer from it, but on all the world.
No phys'cal phenomena, however
dreadful, seem to produce the same
sense of paralysis as earthquakes.
A correspondent of Captain Uail Hall,
who was in the earthquake of Copiapo,
in 1822, describes the client on the mind
as something which bcg'ns before any
other sign of the earthquake has mani
fested itself at all an anticipa'ory hor
ror, which is even more marked in the
case of the lower animals. " Before we
hear the wound, or at least are fully
conscious of hearing it, we are made
sensible, I do not know how, that some
thing uncommon is going to happen;
everything seems to ehange color; oar
thoughts arc chained immovably down;
the whole world appear-; to be iu d sor
dcr; all nature looks diflerent to what
it is wont to do; and we feel quite sub
dued and overwhelmed by some invisi
ble power, beyond human control or
- .npprehcnsjpTi1 In the Neapolitan
earthquake of 1803. thc-c anticipatory
signs were most remarkable in relation
lo the life of the animal wor'd. An
Italian writer, quoted in Mr. Witticlfs
"Curiosities of l'hyaical Geography,"
saj-s: "I must not omit in this p'acc to
mention those prognostics which were
derived from animals. They were ob
served in every place where the shocks
were such as to be generally percepti
ble. Some minutes before the were
felt the oxen and cows began to bellow,
the sheep and goats bleated, and, rush
ing in confusion one on the other, tried
to break the wicker-work of the folds;
the dogs howled terribly, the geese and
fowls were alarmed and made much
noise; the horses which were fastened
in their stalls were greatly agi
tated, leaped up, ana tried to
break tho halters with which
they were attached to the mangers;
those which were proceeding on tho
roads suddenly stopped and snorted in
a very strange way. The cats were
frightened, and tried to conceal them
selves, or their hair bristled up wildly.
Rabbits and moles wore seen to leave
their holes: birds rose, as if scared,
from the places on which they hail
alighted; and lish left the bottom of
the sea and approached tho shores,
where at some places great numbers
of them were taken. Even ants and
reptiles abandoned, in clear daylight,
their subterranean holes in great disor
der, many hours before the shocks were
felt. Large flights of locusts were seen
creeping through the streets of Naples
toward tho sen the night before the
earthquake. Winged ants took refuge
during tho darkness in the rooms of
houses. Some dogs, a few minutes
before the first shosk took place, awoke
their sleeping masters, by barking aud
pulling them a? if they wished to warn
them of the impending danger, and
several persons were thus enabled- to
save themselves." What it is, before
the sound or shock of earthquake" is
felt, which warns both animals and hu
man, beings of the approach of some
dreadful catastrophe threatening the
very basis of their existence no one, of
course, can say, since tho impression
made upon the nervous system is, at
least as regards our own species, evi
dently one of general disturbance, and
not one to which experience attaches
any explicit significance. It may be, of
course, that some very great change
in the magnetic conditions of a spot
threatened with earthquake leads
to that extreme excitement of
mind exhibited by all living crea
tures previous -to the onset of the
earthquake. That, however, is puro
conjecture. What is interesting fis.
that a certain blank consternation
seemslways to be the characteristic
herald of an earthquake, as well as the
characteristic result That it s,hould be
tii characteristic result is. of course.
no wonder. The very condition of hu-
tho solidity oi ine not very
, - i i: n.l
st onwnicn we iie, .wu
Js exchanged forpos-
the worst cartn-
Natural enough that stupe-
W .hnuld bo tho result In one of
tho Calabrian caruiquaKus n wh ui
covcrcd that largo pieces of ground had
so changed places that a plantation of
mulberrv-trces had been carried into
tho. mitldlo of a corn-licld and thcro
left, and a field sown with lupines had
been carried out into th middle of a
Tincvard. Tho Italian lawsuits which
resulted from this liquefaction of "rear
property may be easily imagined. Still
stranger, in the earthquake in Itiobamba
in 17ii7, Alexander von Humboldt found
that the whole furniture of of one house
had been buried bcnc.it h the ruins of
the next house. " The upper layer of
the soil, formed of matter not possessing
a great degree of coherency, had moved
like water in running streams, and we
arc compelled to suppose that those
been not less complicated. Ac ording
to tho account of an eye-witness the
whole surface of the ground had as
sumed the appearance of running water.
The sea and land appeared to rush on
one another, and to mingle m the wild
est confusion. Some persons who. at
the beginning of the calamity, had es
caped into the streets and to tlicsquares
of the town, to avoid the danger of be
ing crtishe.l under the ruins of the fall
ing houses, were to violently tosed
from one side to the other that many of
them re 'Hived severe contusions, and
some were maimed. Others were lift
ed up. hurled through the air, and
thrown down at a distance from the
place whero they were standing. A
few who were in town were carried
away to the seashore, which was rather
distant, and then thrown into the f-ea,
by which accident, however, their lives
verc saved." Such a liqucfaction of
all that is most solid in our world seems
a grim enough rcaliza ion of the prayer
ol the prophet: "Othat Thou wouldst
rend the heavens, that Thou wonlds
come down, that the mountains m'ght
How down at Thy presence," for the
mountains do really flow down in earth
quakes, but the elieclof that tlow ng is
Busternation such as no other nhe-
nSSwLfPhy8":alli.fc' not even the
ivnrst darkXs of volcanic eruptions,
it w iirniict f A
as the Teutonic w,M become under
the influence of freqi.P,,t earthquake?.
Their "solidity" of character, a it is
cal'cd, largely consists ft wc commence
they feel in the sameness all Mature s
ways; and whether it wAuM survive
tl...l ,.r.,(1In,ir.. -mil rilltlil!" ' "01'-
o.... ,i.?,.t, U was nourished.
vnn- doubtful. An English H'""-'.
instance, whoo timber anu "u. "",,
changed places with the wajM . I es
tates of his next new'''?,''-
lZi c-tj recognizably an English
squire much longer. An English mer
... .... ,...,.... I. ...I
chant wnosu stocK OI saunsor u-as nnu
vanishcr! under the i slab'ishmcnt of his
rval.MVouhl find tho world so very
mucljout of joint that he himself would
probjbly become an unmeaning phe
nomenon. It is, indeed, clear that even
rate jV'.odical attacks of earthquake
woulil .4nder flic existence ol a gre.it
capital possible, and thp character of
an agrie.i'tural population quite differ
ent, nnfliirobahly much more capricious
That milk is a compound of water,
chalk and shcop'a stomach. Milk al
ways comc3 from th Cow a great way
from lho cow.
1 hat brass-band rau is unpleasant
to the ear. We know ol a in:m who
h:us lii-ed for 3'cars next doiir to a band
room and has never uttered one com
plaint in all that time. He ij a ueai
That a small boy hates mi overcoat
lie loves it so well that he dislikis'to
wear it out.
That whistling is disagreeable! it is
alwavs airreeablc to the whistler.
That the market is overburdened
with spring poetry. The waste-basket
captures so much of it that but very
little of it comes on tho market
That any fool can write poetry. It
is only a fool here and there that can
That women go to church to see
other women's bonnets. They merely
go to show the" i' own.
That a boy thinks he knows more
than his father. He only prides him
self on his superior intelligence.
That a widow wears weeds to catch a
husband. She would rather catch a
man who is not a husband.
That a silver watch will tell the time
just as well as a gold one. A gold
wateh will tell the time ten times to a
silver watch's once, and be just as fresh
That shopkeepers never mark their
goods below cost. They frequent! v
nnrk them down much below what the
goods cost the purchaser, especially it
lie be a particular friend, you know.
That tho self-conceited n:an thinks
everybody is a fool. He does not in
clude one person in that category,
That extemporaneous speakers pre
pare their speeches beforehand. They
get somebody else to do that
That the average married man dis
likes marriage. 'He is al the time
yearning for another opportunity to
enter the sacred state.
That parents love their children be
cause the little ones are so much like
themselves. That is just what tliev
punish I hem for.
That it is hard to attend to one's busi
ness. Lots of people think nothing of
it, and have plenty of time to attend t
the business of a score of others. Bos
A Kind-llcarfcd Iirigand.
A brigand in Thcssaly has lately dis
tinguished himself by an act of unu
sual kindness and good feeling. A
short time ago several school children
were carrictl oil" from Zagorah bv a
band of brigauds, uudec the leader
ship of an eminent ruffian by name
Balachos. Five of theso children were
subsequently restored to then? parents
on payment of a heavy ransom in each
case. Three of the captives, for whose
rolcase a larger ransom was demanded,
were'ietaincd. One of the three xvas
the son of a Mr. Cassavett:. a little boy
in whose fate general interest was ex
cited, and who has regained his liberty
in an unexpected niauner. A Wallaek",
belonging to the baud which had cap
tured the boy, took a fancy to him and
determined to effect his rescue; and.
being left" with two others of the band
to guard tho chi!d,he- fonnd an-oppor-tunity
for carrying out Ids- benevolent
intention. Ono of the brigands went
to get some broadband another fell
asleep. The Wallaek, taking advan
tage of this favorable -moment broke
the needle of tho gun of the -bandit,
and called to the child to come with
him. The little captive,- not unnatur
ally misunderstanding the summons",
began to cry. This woke the brigand
who was asleep; but his gun xvas.Aise
less, and he snapped the trigger .in
vain. In the meantime tho Wallaek
managed to escape with the boy to
R ssomola, whence he was taken- home
by, some friends and an escort of
soldiers" Of conrseBalachos is dread
fully annoyed at the affair, and: if he
gets hold "of tho Wallaek intends to
make an example of tdiim. ,
- The most elegant women of New
York, as wll as in London and Paris,
while they may dress .in bright mate-
rtla .it-. firtiTirtt ,f ontArtqinmnnte
dress very quietly in the streets. Really
refined women do not wear all the colora
of the rainbow on the streets or in
Mowed first downward, nnu at " . -. , ,,..-'.....,-;..,.
c upward. The motion m 1 lie h j j ..",., -, :.. .V ...,.,...
Which were experienced "' ' :" I u ,.
(July 7. 1C92) must have '." "" ""1" J"-.... ?-..:.
HrMal jCeaplesat Whtii?to.
Along with tho tender buds and the
sweet dowers and the soft sighing of
the south wind comes the blushing
bride. Nature is in her softest mood,
aud the bridal couple are in tho fullest
harmony with nature. It is beautiful
to note thc3c charming correspon
dences, and observe how the great
Lcirlof nature throb3 responsive to
that of humanity. Softly the tender
buds unfold their soft petals; softly the
zephyrs blow; soft are the billowy
cloud masses in the azure sky, and soit
h the conduct of Chloc and Stephen in
the hotel parlors. The hotel people laugh
at- them, the young married woman
says it is shameful, the crusty old tntv
clerirrunts his disapproval, the staid
j married woman thinks sadly of the
It is a nice, sweet thing to be in har
mony with nature, and' bridal couples
beein to have a monopoly of the busi
ness. Whether there is a better sam
ple of nature here iu Washington, or
whether the section of nature that rules
here is more .--ociable is not known even
to the Weather llnreau, but certain it is
th?t this i tiie paradise to which young
married couples lly. " It seems to me
that the number of bridal couples that
come here is increasing eacli year,"
said a prominent hotel man yesterdav.
" We have hud a great nuny this year,
and at the present time there are eight
couples in the house." The principal
reason that this city is a favorite place
for this class of people SL-eiii3 to be that
it is a nice phi'-e to visit. Th.it it is the
political or tocial center of the country
makes no difference to a bridal
couple. They don't see any tiling
or anybody" but themselves; and
what is more, they don t want
to. No one ever knew of a bride or
groom writing a book of travels, or giv
ing any interesting accounts of what
they see in the few letters they write
home. They can't do it She writes
to say thatuhc is well and hippy, and
then'the sufferings and doings of John
occupies the next page or two. leaving
only a brief margin "to say how splen
didly that dre-,s fitted. 'The scenery
and tho sights are left out in the cold.
So the bridal couple come to Washing
ton to see and be with each other, and
thev come here because people are ex
pected to do as they V-Iim gener-1
allv do it, and that is what thev want
tollo. The ideal bridal couple that fits
in exactly with the authorized ami duly
approved popular conception of a brid il
eo.iplc are two people of the opposite
sex who sit and hold each others hands
and ga.e fondly into each other's eyes
like Two 3oung calves, which is the
simile of the eynic. The phenomena
hav long been observable, and philosopher-,
a ter much thought, have come
lo the conelu-don that the explanation
of tho phenomena is as follows: The
bride is generally a yonng female per
;on having just left her home. She
I consequently leeis strange ami loneiy.
lnslinetiiely she p'Hs out her hand.
The bridegroom is in full spiritual ac
cord with the bride, and, as a resu't, ho
puts out his hand. Tho h-imls meet,
are grasped. Sho feels satisfied. He
is happy. This phenomenon, however,
is no longer observed, liridal couples
now, in the hotel p triors, oeeupy two
chairs, and at an easy conversational
distan e, and are observed to engage
in conversation. Their sighs cannot be
heard more than ten feet distant, and
tin: do not objecl to conversing with
people. She does not blush whe.i any
body happens to glance at her, and
h - is not excessively conscious
of having feet and hands. At the
dinner table they have separate plates,
and he docs not feed her with a spoon.
She has an appetite and eats heartily.
Alter dinner he leaves her in the parlor
and iroes out and takes a smoko. He
does not find her in tears on his return,
nor does she sob out on his shoulder.
" I felt so lonely while you were gone."
llor dres is not crisp and new like a
bank note, and he does not wear a new
suit ol Rothes. Thev dress like other
people, and don't give themselves
away. In but, there is a new kind of
bridal couple going abjut the country.
The liotol-koepoia like the new stile.
They are quiet and fU behaved and
very much like other guests. They,
however, insist upon the best accom
modations, and exhibit an indifference
to the amount of the bill, which ioliirhts
the hotel people. There is nothing
mean about the modern bridegroom on
his wedding trip. He has a royal wav
of ordering things which is impressive.
He acts as if he had an unlimited ac
count at tho bank. Whether this is the
result of marriage is not known, or
whether it is the consequence of the
round trip railway ticket system is
equally a matter of doubt At any
rate, they arc not disturbed by sordid
e.ires. The hotel-keepers regretfully
speak of the near approach of the close
"of the bridal season. As the warm
weather comes on the coo ng doves di
rect their llight to Saratoga and other
Northern resort, and Washington is
deserted. As an evidence of the in
crease of this class of patrons, nearly all
the hotels in this city have fitted up a
large number of rooms for tho especial
accommodation of bridal parties, 'and
during the season they are all in de
maud. Washington 1'upcr.
In Jail for Debt.
The debtors' department of the
County Jail is always an interesting
place to visit Here are incarcerated
not only those unfortunates whom a
soulless" creditor has plunge I into the
cooler, but also the high-toned among
those who are under indictment. The
occupants of this department aro al
lowed a soniewhat'easier time than is
accorded to tho general run of the jail's
occupants, and, as a general rule, they
are. socially, deserving of the distinc
tion. The law of the Stato of Illinois
gives -i creditor a very arbitrary power
over a debtor whom he has succeeded
in incarcerating. All he has to do,
once he has placed him in jail, is to pay
lho Sheriff for his boarJ, which done,
he,c:m.kecpJiun.therejintilJJie debt is
paid. If the debtor is unable to pay the.
debt and the creditor is able to pay the
board, it is merely a question of "how
long the creditor choose3 to do so. At
the present time there are on'y two
debtors confined in the Cook County
Jail. One of these is a young man
named Henry Black, who,' having got
ten on the wrong side of a horse-dealer
named Russell, found himself incarcer
ated in tho .jail as a debtor, this, too,
.though all the circumstances go to
show- that he was by no means the
sharper of the two in the eiuine dicker.
The other debtor is Matthew Escott
the Secretary of the Canadian Trust XL
Agency Company (limited), of Mon
treal, who was thrown into jail in
April, 1S30, by that concern, from
which he had embezzled some $1,840.
The Company had him'arrestcd here
in April of. last year, but, not being
able to prove anything moro than a
breach of trust" against tbeir employe,
h.d him arrested for debt and lodged
in the County Jail. Since that time
they have shown a very stern and relentless-intent
to keep "him there, hay
ing paid his board with great regular
ity. As a general rule, the creditor
who has a debtor detained in the jail
calls-round once a week and settles for
h;s next seven days" provender, but the
Canadian Trust- & Agency Company
(limited) have-been so fixed in their
j determination to keep their cx-Secre-
tary in the custodf of the Sheriff that
they have paid bis board for six months
in auvance at. a unie. in uciooer,
3 830, Mr. Robert Lincoln, at present
Secretary of War, visited the Sheriff
and settled for Mr. Escott's board for
the next six months at the rate ol
i fnT ninriuirv in iiii iiLt 11 ii:ii. .inn liic
KCCI) UIl UIMll" III fiat mull t nun "Jmii"
i .Afl a. week, and when the hotel bill
had been used up an opportnmv, draft
arrived paying for tho gentleman'
board up to next October.
The case of Sir. Escott is a little hard;
in fact,- as Gguresshow, it it is absolute
ly hopeless." Thc interest upon his debt
is. of cour.c. charged against him. and
as this is J a. day, and he only able, a
a debtor, to liquidate 31.50 a day by the
passive act of incarceration, it w.ll be
seen that bis liabil.ty to hi Canadian
creditors is constantly increasing. .They
can. as the law stands, fcccphinrin jatl
until he dies there, an I thtf, it is said,
thev Intend to do, for the purpose of
hold iil- him mras a solemn warning .W
Canadian bank clerks to abs'.Vn from
evil doing, and to keep in mind the
moral import of the adae wh'ch puts
forth that honesty. out:d of inuato
proprieties, is the'best policy.
Mr. E-cott has made one or two at
tempts to regain lis liberty in the
Courts, but they have been unsuccess
ful, and he hxs al?o made appeals to
the mercv of tho Company which were
cquillv iucllicac ou3, ollciing to secure
work and turn over half Ins salary to
.; or..nitir Unite latclvit was in his
power to secure a piling situation, but
he was unable to take advantige of it.
Of late he has been chafing under the
rcstraiut wh.ch has now lasted four
teen months, and it is t
probab o that before long he wnl
make a sta'cuient which will
be interesting tr niativ people in finan
cial circles in Montreal. He claims to
have in bis possession knowledge of
transactions which will show a very
prominent legal gentleman of Montreal
in a very uiravorable light nls
shed luster upon the dealings of other
prominent e.tiens of the Can ban
commercial capita1, where, it is known.
M:ne yeai-3 since, large fortunes were
made in a very short space of t-nie by
parties on the inside of stock deals.
Of late Mr. E-cott has been sir.eriug
of a ho.irt trouble, which his prolonged
incarceration has aggravated, and
which may before very long hinder
h.m frjm continuing to pl.iy the part
of awful example to the Canadian b.uifc
clerk?, anil this has of late made hiiu
spe -hilly anxious to regain his liberty.
The Trust Company, however, does
not seem to be compa sionate. and. if
Mr. E-cott is really able to enlighten
the world as to the evil doings of those
who have placed aud kept him where
he is he may improve, while he ccr-
t-iinlv cannot injure, his prospects of
release. Chicayo Tribune
Law Ilclating to I'.xpress Passiges.
There was once a jeweler m Wheel
ing who sent his e.-rand-bo to llie ex
press office, with a little package to be
carried to New York. It contiiucd a
diamond worth .12.'. lbit iheie was
nothing on the outs'de of the parcel to
show that it was so valuable. The er
rand boy carried i to tho express
office and the agent there took it lo bo
forwarded. But it never reached tho
person to whom it was sent Then
there was a law-suit to determine
whether the jeweler or the e.xpre-s peo
ple should bear the loss. The errand
boy was called as a witness, ami the
lawyers asked him what happened
when he carried the pircel totheagent
He said that he just handed it to tho
agent and paid him the expressage
and came away; that the agent did not
ask him what was in it, or what it was
woith, or anythiug about it, or givo
him nnv receipt. The Court .-aid that
if the boy was not asked he was not
bound to tell that there was a diamond
in the parcel, and, therefore, tho express
company should pay for it, as they had
But the law is that when a person
brings parcels to the express office the
agent may ask how much they are
worth. And if the errand-boy cannot
answer the agent can give a receipt say
ing that the company will not pay more
tlun S0 if it is lost Often an errand
boy takes a parcel without knowing
what it is worth. The agent asks him
the value; the boy answer.-. "I don't
know;" and the agent stamps on his
receipt the words ' Value asked not
given." 'J his means that although
the. e should I be a gold wateh or a dia
mond bracelet or a thousand dollars in
the parcel, yet if it is lost the company
will pay but $ 0 The reason is that if
uncommonly valuable things are sent
by expiess the company wishes of
course to take unusual care of them.
They cannot do so unless they know
which arc the valuable parcels and
which are the common ones. If they
ask, they have a right to be told.
Whenever one carries a parcel to the
c.xpri..s it is important to "he prepared
to ansimr if one is a?kcd the value; un
less the person who sends it is willing
to take the risk, which very often he is.
What makes Vh'n more difficult is
that the express agent i not botu.d to
ask in ivonls "What is this parcel
worth?" The question can b put into
the receipt It is usual to g'.v who
ever sends a parcel by express a rjce'pt
for it Some jewelers in Now York
sent a whole box of watches, worth
about --52,500. by express to Memphis
Tho express agent "did not a-k any
questions, but he gave the errand-boy a
receipt in which the question was
printed. The watches never rca.-hed
.Memphis; the empty box was found a
year afterward, but the watches were
probably stolen The court said that
asking the question in the receipt wa
just the same as asking it in words.
Whenever one carries a parcel to tho
expressdic should take notice what is
in the receipt if one is given him.
If an errand boy shoiild put a very
high value on the parcel the express
would charge extra for carrying it.
There was once a clerk who carried a
mauoscript of a boo.c, and the express
man asked what the value was. Tho
clerk did not rcillv know anything
about the value. He knew, however,
that the manuscript was impoitaat. and
that the express would only pay $50 if
they lost it, unless he named a value,
so he answered, by guess, " Five thou
sand dollars." He did not know that
the agent would charge extra. But
when the parcel was delivered the ex
pressage was seven dollars, ins'cad ol
one, whi.-h would have been about right
if he had answered, "I do not know."
This is according to law. The express;
has a right to charge extra for very. val
uable narcels. ChristCan L'nioii.
Longfellow has been talking with
a correspondent of the Philadelphia
IVess about some of his poems. -I
wrote the 'Hymn of the Moravian
Nuns at college," he said. "I read in
a newspaper. a story that the Moravian
women at Bethlehem had embroidered
a banner and presented it to Pulaski.
The story made an impression upon my
mind, and one idle day I wrote the
poem. I called them Moravian Nuns,
because I had gathered from something
I had heard or read that they were
called nuns. I suppose I should have
said Moravian Sisters, but tho change
doesn't spoil the romance. I often felt
a curiosity to g and see the people
whose patriotic action furnished the
theme for this poem.1" Longfellow
said that "Evangeline" was suggested
to him by a gentleman with xvhom be
and Hawthorne were dining, and who
urged the novelist to write a novel on
the theme of the exiled young Arca
dian girl who spent the remainder ol
her life searching for her lover. "I J
caught the thought at on?e," the poet
said, "that it would make a striking
picture if put in verse, and said, -Haw
thorne, give it to me for a poem, and
promise me that yon will not writs
about it until I havewritten the poem.
Hawthorne readily assented to' myTc
quest, and it was agreed that 1 shonld
use his friend's story for verse whenever
I had the timo and inclination to writ
"What a Frfttj FeJTr
,-I'h'aTe no doubt that such a remark.
u nc-nrhoitril Uv the oorson for whom
tt -, ininmlfil. would cause a plcasur
able fcelin" of pride, which apparently
d amply repay the recipient for a
whole day s pain ana $uenng causcu
bythe fa-t that the said foot bad 1 cen
queered into a prcUily-jhajipd boot
But it is not mcrclr the fcwTioars of
sufTering that this fashionable folly
brings upon her mart r that makes the
cvilunatoJjiicriciL out against, rather
is it the Inn'tmcrable ma formations
rand defornfitles of the loot and their
immd ato as well as tneir remotcton
soipXdacSX that are sure to to brought
-on if lh lotiy is m yoi
in everything, and it ih hard to uci eve
the extreme, to which falf on has gone
with regard t this tmsetitimenul qtic
t.on of boots. Two centuries ago bot.u
were worn of such a width that posi
tivelv a law was pased prohibiting the
iveiv a law wa-s pa-.-c.i i"'"'" -oles'to
be beyoml six inches across the
DCS. and now fashion's iuIcs are wed-
n'-h 'quite as rigi I in ihe opposite ex-
treme. , ,
The beautifully constructed human
foot, with the clastic movements of its
different joints, w.ih certain parts by
nature so formed as to casilv bear the
u-m.'liL of the oolv. is a thing to ho
,-omlercd at: aud yet we inclo-o it
ilirniK'li this love of "lanity. in a tight-
fittmg case of leather, constricting all
its movements, and cans uga'l ihe pres
sure of the body to come on tho-o parts
which bv nature are most unfilled to
bear it. " The high and narrow heels
help materia'lv to fuither def r:n and
hurt the feet and. b throwing lite bodv i
forward, are undoubtedly pi e,ud.cial to '
a healthv condition of the spine; and
the thn soles of these -pretty boots'
are. in the t.r t place, the eauv of that
great source of trouble to women, told
Feet iu the pos-esSion of which there is
neither comfort nor, 1 am afraid, health,
and in the second p'acc. icty common
lv lead to the large majority of colds, lo
which mav often be attributed many a
life long misery. Kven moderately
t .rlit.iitt'ii"- boot wi'l in time cau-o all (
tnoo discomforts of the feet which ren- j
dor theordmarv daily wa'k a thing to
be dreaded. What then, are ine-o
numerous diseom.oris mat are siiu;i
brought upon one by the so called '
pleasure of following fashion's d ctuni .
in this matter of boot-? j
Corns -that common bane of man- I
kind are sure to rcau.t from the wi ar
ing of any hoofs that tlo int fit coin- (
fortablv. and allow ample space for the !
proper movements of the joints of the i
Icet and the toes; bunions, which are
painful tumors lorined by an aetutl in-
t!amiiial!Oii oi a smaii sac or nuisa Mi
uatedover the jo nt of each jreat to.:
weak ankle, which are vcrv connii..nl,-
produced bv wearing the fahtonablv-
iiiuilu boots "wth hgh hee!s. together
with a relaxed condition of the miiM-les
nud tendons of the leg; in-growing
toe-nails, which are not only most pain -
ful, but, al o. takesome time t be thor-
oughK cured, and necessitate actual
operative interference; chilblains.
which, although they may and do take
place in those who ilo not wear ngtii
boots, are still invariably the outcomes
of them, from interrupted circulation,
cold feet, from the same cause: and
last, but bv far the worst of all. an
actual diseased cond.ton of one or
more joints either of the t'es or of the
foot itself. All these, then, may be the
wages wo have to pay for the compaia-
tivelysmall pleasure of being considered
posessctl oi "a prcuy iooi.
But. because you are not to near
tght-litting boots, it is in reason tbat
von should go to the other e.xtreaie
and wear the hideous uiishapcd things
that are often seen; all I Wish to iisi-t
on is that you should be satisfied with
the si.e and shape of the foot Provi
dence mav have ordained. you to bo the
possessor of. and do your be.-t to nain-
tain it in its natural and healthy con-
dition. How, then, can tins oe turns ;
but bv having your boots made exietly j
and comfortably to fit ion; by icvcr
allowiii" vour boot-maker to incisure
your feol'wlnle raised fioin thegroiml,
remembering that the foot e.xpiuds
one-twelfth of its length, ami
laterally still more, when the weiglt of
the body is upon it; by having a last,
made of the exact shape of your 'out, j
and alwas having your boots iiado
ut)oti it; by never wearing tlio-e alum-
inable hiirfi aud narrow-pointed hii-N. I
which are positively dangerous-, tin
gainlv, and certain to lead to bad
....li... n...l i; iw i IK- in Ii-iviiiir till!
mill.:, iiii-ii .... ....... "j r,
nf vour boots made of fairly subs
tiaf thickness, and of not too softjor
By these means, then, you will
enabled to take the exercise absolu:
necessary for your bodily health.
vnniiirn niinn the lomrest walJcs v
dreaded prosnects ot discoim rt
and to retain for your fct in your
... it.i.i. fi ,-ittir fiit in vntir 111
age their normal sha;o a .u c uiuiitn;
and the prieo you will have to pay or
this much-coveted end is llie mere ss
of the whispered compliment. drop;d
from the lips of ihoughtless menjor
ignorant foo!s, "What a pretty foi-"
.t Vector in Harpers Hcckly.
lie is an unendurable bore, and ret
xou must listen to the exploits
ureal i" or cie appear uncivil.
never occurs to him
you may not
l nd his talk
prises people of this kind more thJi to
show them you are ignorant of That
mav have L-cfallen them, and that you
I. lorone, uo nut " "" . ! fl ( En. u,h ciprnSh: aws.
cnforcm.M!t of all the? numerous law , oiatiu u -'". ..- ,
, , 77. .1 . .. tvx.; r nnvL- .o,,r,z. L'cntenant Cherrr. recently m ir-
oi iicaiin iM-- T"v. --i , . , .,., , - ,.-.,,.,,
incutlv broil" hi before me puonc aim reu uu ..,- f -..-. -
wh-cli wouldT 1 fear, make llie lives oi Washui ton Matv !t 3 off. and w
a "ood manv of us more or less rnL-er- ; one. of the altcn-lanU at the wedding
M. ,, n lw.n. L, al,netobedrairnnfMT-EI!a Sherman and Liootrnanl
y i; v - --
have not turned over and learneJ by abiu to U3e jt for tw-o weeks."
heart the last un:ntercsting little c)ap- j Did vou put that hot goo c out there
ter of the r small lives. The tiring for a j0ke?" queried the Court,
incidents of their household comprise j "Yaw it vhas only a shake."
everything wh ch is worth know-rig j "And were you joking when you on
to them; and your ignorance of said J tcred the shop" and made things'hum?"
accidents is looked upon as a per"onal J 1C asked of the other,
affront and the si-:n of almost crininal "So, Iwfs. I wasn't I'm an old man
indifference. If these worshioea of 1 not much giben to Iaflin' an' cnttin'
"Great I" have any speciality say ! p When I let go of dat goose I made
the'y are artists, musicians, abhors, Up my mind to mash dat tailor flatter
actors, and what not they assire you ,iaa a'billyard ball. It was my first fout
there was never such-a triumph nown j for ODer forty y'ars. but I d go'tde bulge
as that which they hive juA now Dn h ra an' was usin' him up when at
ach'eved. -Their experience il abso- officer stepped in. No. boss, I wasn't
lutely phenomenal. Even the'r chart-1 jGkin' 'bout dat time."
ties are done out of their suprenc self- Veze you very tickled?' hequerie4
hood. "I helped him: 1 was he salva- J 0 the tailor.
tion in the dav of need; he came to me l .. vhelL I vas tickled until he pitch
for advTce, and I pulled him through-" jnto me."
How often we hear these phrases irom You were the only otic who had any
the showy, self-complacent folk w ho fQa ou, of it?"
think their smallest deeds are worthy Vhi:!L I'snase-SO-"
of being trumpeted forth to mankind a3
the finest heroisms of the noblest men!
Where the soil is poorest for humanity,
there is it the richest for egotism. The
roots of the "Great T' are in us all.
more or less, but we prefer the less to
the more; and. if wc must hive excess.
trnnlil mflior Ktr for if tt-ri n CICCSS of
thought for others than of thought for
---The last panacea for the woes of
the Hritish farmer is that he should
grow tobacco. A writer advocate m i fSd bSSie ladWrf wIA
cultivaton. in the midbnd ud south- "" . has resolved louse it
crn counties oi i-.nrianu. a .
mat it wouioyieiJ, n propy k-""- i"" n of thc cban ,-n thJ i:m.u
aprontof 20 n "J? ggj SdSS at T.OOO.bS franc. 'but the
tiou.of tobacco is atP-firealu -ained appear to warrant the
"Mr S-T,-- $TZr'igSsX
to this djte. j jjap-cd to the blowing of gigantic fog-
""" . i horns. The latter improvement is un-
.. . .. . . . , ''. i n
Miss Adeline Davis, of America.
Ga., eighteen years of age. died in great
a-tny recently from the bite of a rattle
snake. Two of its fangs struck the in
step of the right foot one penetrating
TERS05AL AXP UTERAKT.
Th LitTnry Tlorif cal's DUraeli
this twohKi'!e 1 phenomenon o! litre-
iaturc and. politic.
Ofcrcr Wendell Holmes write lo-
antl vlracjom talker.
Mrs. Lahlb. of New York. h jot
completed a ntstory of th; city, which
has involve la'wr o; lounoca year
Tlie pen and pajcrs on Wahing
ton Irv.ng's dek at "Stnnyidc re-
mam jtut as ho arrungM lhmi for the
. - i
Th reon of Jcfftsrson Daw' trio
. to Canada is that he may t"; on unt'n i
- - . . . . .. . r ;
soil when bi history of the IlebeUton i f
Kcv. William M. lUker, author of .
"His Majesty, Myself. and olhr
n ivcls who lives in Huston. rocinb c
tho typical Southerner in hu ph?..pu.
He s a voluminous wnfer, v Uxik
now nu'nber.ng mre thin tv score.
Mr. linker i about to re-enter the
pulp t in l'lulalelph a.
Kaipn u auto r.merjon is seventy
ci 'ht ci'S old. It is well-known that
iiM mind has been filling rapidly o! late
years. His memory is almou entirely
gone. He cannot rememK-r tho nrao
of person.", nor even the cotum-mcit
Words. Hut hi, old ago is beautiful.
ami is cheered bv tho w.itc'iftil enre ol
a ui-i-t tender and d voted daughter.
Mr. Millais portrait of Mr TVnny
on is des ribed as a perfect likcnov.
It retirements the laureate as stnud ng
fn the well-known (oak. with the el
vet collar and tho frayed bntlou holes,
and hoM.ng. in the one brawn v ban I
ilia' i- vimib'e. the" time-honored black
fcit hat The large soft ee slr.no
clear of the curiottmlv developed upper
lids and are fud of thought Tho tall
uess of the head is n forced by its
framework of uncut hair and the nar
row, long b.anl.
Always goes around with a lon
face Analiig.ttor. 1 nw4 Straus.
it js or U::
is vinegar without a mother?
;in very poor. uwion iran-
Journeymen tailors at work on
i-u-tom troupers are like jilted women
sewing for breeches of prom.se.
Hosiun Commercial llullctin.
A writer sas- "The braro are
always tender." "What a cowardly bird
the average spring chicken must be.
An article in an exchange is head
ed "Men's Wives." There are so many
b'ivs getting matried nowaday.', that
.""""" - "'" - ' - - "" J-
' "tr'f '
I Boys plaving b:ie ball on Sumfavi
, in Keutaewy haie been struct by light-
, ning; but this interposition of I rovi-
' deuce cannot always be relied upon.
' A' O. Viaujunc.
j A N'cw York paper says that in that
, city cring at weddings has gone out of
; fas'hion. In Chicago the father of the
bride does the crying when he comes to
... .1. .. .. i.ricj v-i- xrriva
- - T . . .. .
sell e the bills. -.x. i. iiritjmir
on a farmer
Jones, your clock is
is it?" ""Well, von
not ptitu right.
see. sir. saiti
Mr. Jones, nobody
, ,i,mt understind nrich about that clock
j mIt UWm When the hands of that clock
j al:m( :it twelve, then it strikes two. ami
j ,RM1 i know it is twenty minutes of
. se.Ven." Morton tilobc.
of Agr culture, is the son of
1 limn Mho Iiicil at .onn Aii'iover,
i .Mass. The story is told that he and
his brother Mere gaunt boys. Their
1 father sent them one da v to an adjacent
i . . . - . . i ...
. .. . - .,""
ca' tie-show wan some very nu nogs io
exhibit The boys were rather proud
of the many compliments paid to the
j j)ns unt jj ;v f;
armer came along ami
tumunuco .uigiuy nice
hogs these of Par.-on Lormg'n. but why
don't ho give his boys more to eat and
his hogs less.
,V Tailor's Joke.
ttilor on Fort street got hold of a
i ru,i lui j,Ca the other dai. He heated
Uj, ,jg goose to the blistering point
:it1(l placed it on a ben h at his door
with a sign, reading ' Onty tw.-nty-tivc
cents.'' In a few nnntit-s along came
an ancient-looking colored man with
an ee out lor unrgiuiis, aim as no saw
the goose and read the sign he made
ui his mini that he had struck it rich.
He naturally reached out to hfsft his
bargain, and that was where ho gave
himself awav. The tailor a'inosi fell
down with his merriment; but it didn't
last over sittv seconds. At the end of
.......v.. , -- -
iity seconds. At the end of
the victim entered the shop
a sort of gymnastic perform-
did not end until the tai.nr
that time th
, ance wnich
...na n nlti. t.ticlitiil mnn ntnl ltT lifin
." ri.j ,i.jiiv-. m... ... ......
in the greatest confusion The t o were
fighting in front when an offi'-er emu
along and nibbed both, and both were
brought before his Honor together.
The t-iiior appeared with a black eye
and a finger tied up in a red rag. and
tho African had a scratched nose and
was minus two front teeth
"Well?" queried the Court, as tho
pair stood ga.ing at h"m.
"Vhell, Ishafishpeak first." replied
the tailor; "I likes to have a shoke
sometimes, und so I put dot goose oudt
dere. It vhas all in funs, uad I am wer-
i .. couldn't
nee whar uc inn cum
iid the other. "Dis vere ban am
all burned to a blister, an I won't be
' "Then you'll hare to foot the bilL
shall Jet him go and fine you ei
"Dot ish pooty high."
"Yes. but it was a rich joke, you
".Maybe she vhas. but 1 gaes3 I let
dotnoe cool off now. Here is nTe.
J g" seven, eight dollars, und nor I
I shall go home 1 bid you goo: day.
Dtlroii. Free Press.
The French, Government having ap-
rvn ail ils ower ac-aiiifcuiimii akj.a.
SM ?. ,.lL. m a.iaMM !. " yB
Tobacco culture is being very sao
cessfuliy prosecuted now is Britiak
-:...,! niib'ishcd in London, and tan hare the
Our Young Folks.
what rns nADT says,
WJt tan rrw t v r 'Sl.'eSi 4-
h,ArTrJr";!.!2r'5.;r,hrw - .
.ui: u.Tkic. f SStSViir.
.t9mtUS 4 CtVn J"
tfwtar your Unux - - - -
. . fc .rim& Cja Lr
Kh wr Ww frwf T-
t- w ". .
Tr- ,i p:t
DM" fcan4 nmf
"i Mh.i-.yi.fe i-
Aw .iu emur a Iw t.T t
lULVMNC: A WAV TO MIA.
. . :' ..LI I...L,, .!nt.rmtitllr.
we won't Rte '" P ' l lu
osi 'Wt ..
.. M-..II " .i.1 t-..l I IMtll i f aiiv t
""' ,.-.. 'I
w.-iv. uuiuv we tc" ;" " "'
have onlv gut iwo (ll'tr UtHwcon u
aud the fare to l'ortland mroK ti
Tcte HittuiT &' ovr konUr
jpot than Ihu." sxl Jokn. "and I
Ltiow ho can
" Yc. I V0 so." siU
Father in ght g-vo iik a dUar
to spend al lho fair nxl wuok.
wouKi do nn irHd I d ak huu:
might as ell ask the lon Hnp
While th two bviis ara la. log
we'll Had il who thev am. .ind
!... Cl.l.l.. n?.n..Kf .,'.. U1
"""" -'"-"'" !-.-"' 'I M
lov. of atMHit fourteen, is l stm i a
uv Mo-do f.trmur of t)vf.nl CMintr.
Mtine. Tho other lny. lrtl. Hurl
in", is the ill-g dctr"s o. a luv
months inutiger. The lo are exert
lent fi lend. They bae boon rdmg
"lVnloiM Adifitnrcs of Tele H.nts
tut!, the By alor " !t"Uod bv t.n
danng deeds ami ond.rful coa,,-- of
theherx.. a lunula lo go to evA m-i
fallen upon them
Thei ihlnk therv
goo(I In Hiking the r f.nlhrr' al-
vice, so thev arc laying plan in cn-i,
John has learn d that the tlshing
.chooner Bnttomart satis for New
foundland the S.ith. and it i1 w the
rlth. The two bo s start from bentmlk
tbo "High Top" sweeting tree. In the
orchard where Ihey have been sitting.
Ain't there no way to go on the
freight train" asked Kred. throwing
an apple core toward a chipmunk,
chattering on lb; stone wall
" No. I guvs not." nM John,
thoughtfully. " Bui I ve got nti idea' '
he exclaimed exttlt.intlv. crumpbtig uj
his old tr.w hat. ami giving It an up
"lnick! out w.th it." said Fresl.
There's an old trunk ol grandpa's
up in the garrut! Du you see. Fred
Chuck w hat wo ant lit that, get in. and
one of us goes ai iniggae! What do
xou cay to tliut?"
" Yo'u've truck it!" exclainu'il Krd.
Let's g nt it I'm in for that Why
vou're as cute .is IVle.' "
"We'll have to start in the morn
ing." said John. "We'll haie a cay
tune. W e'll see a bit of tho oilv wlicii
we're through our business with tho
Not a doubt but that titer could go
as sailors had once entered their bends.
Of course Captain laly would t-ike
t. i :.i..i ... i..i .1.....1.I ....i
leave, and comedown att.t stay n
i i. i,.i... it.. i..... ti,
II I LI lib Mllll rflll III) (- s efcii
him what he wanted, and they'd pack
Mint thev cou'd in the trunk
f'e'ore Fred started for home, they
stole so'tly up to the attic, brought the
trunk down, and put it iu a dark corner
of tho barn.
A litll.. .f f nr .1 lll- t't-.l.t l-nlllll MWI.r
bringing liis best and. a lot of dough-
nuts?:,, small pistol, and his new base -
ball, tied together iu au nl-l hnndker.
ch ef. The.Ce. with some of .John's im,v
sessions, were packed in the trunk.
leaving not a very rooniv plneo for a
i "ii..tr - .t.w. ..- ,r.. -i- I...I-.
were bored in the sld.-s. All was ready
for n n early stari in the morning.
Tiie boys retired in good season, but t
not to sleep. At tmll-pisleloicn. .John
ooked at his watch, for lu had a pre'ty
-liver one given him at his last blilh-
lav. He said
" Why. Fred, if you'll bollcvo it. it
ain't but half-past eleieii.M
The same was repeated at ono, and
again at half pant iwo. At three lliojrj
rose and dresed. wentMjftly down the
stairs, and out into thucool. drear, bep- J
tember tiioriiing. t
J Fred had a liltlo homesick twinge as
thev started, but John l.iui-hed al him
Jvieh taking a hand'o of the trunk.
they went toward thr station, alxjtit .
three m'le off They reached the de- j
jw)t. a they hoped to, before any one
was about j
. ibii;.i-4ii;itriiiij .miij. .... tr.'...,-.!,
' artt to pcrin,!-. Fr.il that he. being '
lhc ,innicr .ought to go in the trunk.
! Thcro WlM Jiui r0i for ,,lm lo cur j
do,vn on hU side. I
It required some talking, on John
Ho got in. John shut the cover, locked
the trunk, and sat down besklc it
"How d'ye feel, Fred?" he askod. at
"Kinder boxed tip." .ald Fred.
"There ain't no room to spare."
Soon Ihe depot was opened.
John bought his ticket, got his check
and when the irain came stoaming in
ho first made sure the trunk was put on.
snd Uien he got on board, and off they j J-- ."Vlo ksV-n
John enjoved th r.dc. Twice onlv """l! S" " "a' . . . ,
had he been on thc car before, an'l. ""'"''' f-v-
never alone. o there was the clianu of "w llone in h tk
novelty about it UlnJ" "
At II Station. In yard just lc "'"""t-j raJh,,. co hoaw tkan lo any
hind the depot were keptkome drtr, a thTn , m ,j, t WMrl,t" okl Vrml.
fox. a raven am! other animals. wlh nmn rnergj than ko ha1 Jfr
Their fame had reached John's cam. ' displayed.
and. as there promised to be a stop of Conductor I knew thj bwy's
several muiutcs for breakfast, he left father, and bJ deo(lel to nd Yrvl
the tur and went round, to co them. home. He had fookwl lhmvh tki
and, for a time, ihot quite drove his tram for John. thinng to wrj il k
sea-voyage flora hu mind. raTnij nil c"iangd; but no boy ansisr-
J nere caiuc a sudJcn rcinineicr, how-
ever, when he heard tho putT, puir, of
the engine and the rumbling ot thc cars.
Then he started and ran round lo the
front or the depot, onlr to cc thc train
moving oil without him'
John felt badly, and did not kaow
what to do.
" Well. now. I was a fool"' he
thought as he looked afttrjt&e vanish-
He asked a man. standing near, wfeea
tee next train went to rorUand.
"ot till afternoon, was answerru.
This wm a blow to John. Added to
ms uestxe io reacn uie cty was not
nine anxiety as to r rea a coadiuoa in
Vhat a long four hours he had to
wait! Timehafl never dragged bti -
At last the longed-for train came, and
John reached Portlaad in ja'ety.
The next thing was to Cad his tnwk.
He went up to a- taai standing sear
woe baggage, and asked him how to
"Where's ter checkr' asked the
John showed it
The man looked among the trunks.
. -. :v-: . --- . - -
he s lid-
John stood a miaatc. dittsayetL
"There aust fce one aoasewhere." be
said, not a little anxious. "Is User?
another place to ad truaksr'
"Nctfa 1 kaow of." aid the am.
" Did yer trunk come aioag with yoar
lr just cose." said JohnfhfA
mr trunk came this aorciag."
The san looked again.
Wal. the iraak aia't Sere, that's
fHre. he a;d.
Poor Jobs! What was to be done?
One thing was certain fce ssast Cad
tietraak. He was sere it wajpst e
Woani. Where wi il now. vmI wb-r'
Ctn jo tm m what totkttw ftnd
Ur aAcd John. Try cunrtty l
Ut, br. I'll hlp jon H I an."
said 1p maa. Kood-aatumdlj. I'i
vmi-AT vrr :n emn Mit rty
into? f'd r ft pt tf"
'. lr. aj4 Jhn; ! m-r It n:
on thai irun mtl
c'K wil, n Jw nvn n
Injjly. "m wtv-t Kr a row t
I ft . if I ran hm wH nthiMfC
it I El"' it alt rKt
Jn trim t Mtm ?!
b aw cvu4i w a. k U.t (ioii
iwc tfc vvxn rn- A fw '
tftUir W u . mhI Cwmtotm 1
u an Jfen S)kMmu ai yw"
akxl xhv c'4cUMr.
Y" Mr, awTit Jbu. cv 5C
trwik. hm u. y
y. ir C- pMlw
(-.! t" ik. Uu ni..wiL l.
""-' " ..
lit! t-iwtr t4nmV (Wiitn
, x orr a
1 tjnd t" kVus Aii a
ABy"tn t uMmg
x-our trimk ewata..''" kl wi
Jmi hnut4. Ys. Wl Wct
ub(S(l.Mi. He kW-MrtVel aiH
I - of lk crnp.
j lawr j wp
tdans ) Wini. htm ibrr y iamd W -U1
'dwrtwr. ttAfrawtr niWr .
1 start! viiwr "i'jw y
t.ll IM lM "
uh Mm (!
" I Uni klKW.
Mlil JMMk h VUk
t oatok in b. vre.
ltUMNltt rt l setv Um far krtd
That a tkH slMHiW
, tLn...ht of 1kIii triMtir uek i
; --) - - ', ' ' ,.
bant) tr- k
""'"-k -" - wm
. n.i. . .i ... .. -
t ;....,. ..M u uv. , .- a-,i
wai w. " V. t ,ts
UUl SHKK1K " "
JubH l h! bnht"t. urrr-irrm.
to. nt thw thowgbl f hdt tgt
i You wniit U go l m. ?er
continued Ike viHlw'tr, Mruey.
! "I dn t knv." srtUlJokw. -IWt
' I want lo And the trunk "
j "NfttitmHy imi U. iiu!
the fon.lMrtor. "I -konkl Hyyn t
wuiibl. aftor bnxr.its .n .wjr la a tfT
i nun lunllnn Mke tkat'"
"Ok, str. t yMi knwWitiHklfeat
i Krml. tlki ll met ' witk rtnr
! catrh In hi vk
"The b't thins: ' o "! p
' homo nHd lnrn reH of yw "
Mi limy he In tltii" to ttUnml ikm In-
Poor John! N( m t Wim Ini
hiinudf Ho ffired 'the wm ka.l
come, and fefUmly wihI kiidf t
, home mora, that he hod mtff kr
The conductor twme-l nwy. mjUx
thnt he had nn oiicaKti id ti (
iiilnut's. n ud tk.it JwhM ottHkl vtm
lhwr if he likd tH' b cm kW
('nhnppy John he walled, fr k
didn't know what idc to d-
Meititlii.o. let us rotuni to Tresl Mi
I'ortiiiiAttdy. Ike trunk was )Ml Ui
right uhle up. mid. for sx lime. k mi
ouile loinforta J At o f -
tt.-ns whoro iiHir trunks m ji
oii iwno orasli imi Ujuot trl . !
!HiveriiaeS.ed. and rrwd shrunk .
tra-totiv tli-it entiio iir sh
me" he thought -IImjkj lhy xvn i
j ii t iu nnnv like that!"
His b- III-.1 wore belittling l nk.
ami ho full stiff f toil being cramfMnl Mi
one (Html on so long.
Il tried to streNh In vaki; hi tkeu
tr.wl to I urn a U' wlih a k
j ''. "" "runnod.
, an wins ""
All thl- turn, uth-r trunk. t pWs
' t.pa-".iil l". 's hrvi.i" -. l
of fresh air.
. foadd to his duuMimfort. ho kugnft to
I ''' ' ,,0rt'1 "I-'". "1 "
nelie-l all ier
" I d give ten dollars to k
this. ih thought "I wkk (
e in till HlVltl
- real sxisVk
wondered if he were C'nj l dw.
was sure ho felt i. k enough.
If any of you. reader, wcr tYfr
seasick "you enn srtiipathle wxib r
Fred and know a'lltUo of lho misery kt
At last ho could endure It no loyr.
Ho heard men in the car. and h rtl
" I.ct mo outr'
"Hello. th-TC oxolnimod oimwf Lko
Tliev itUhM still a mlntiln. Uwtnkjr.
"11 mo owl! Oh. lot in mt'
came iniiiii'i'od tone t thlr r-
Itobbcni!' houti-l thn man. fmny
. , ,.'11.
nK UK . 1f,,!
wy time In the .
1s, Ttmk '
"Th.eviM in lu-rw a!
there wii qUe a
ere ptinei mii anu
ltihIqiI br a ralkor tled bowl. Pr I
trunk was broken opn. anl in4r
abl. haggard hotiuk U finiHd.
'Ihe ondm-tor eme 1hjj. ojmI FrW.
'in a bit of baiafac:d a. nlsl
' all alut tho m-v-going pUaUti mkj
after rations qietioas f r-m tfc n
' ditctor. Even John rnJckl bai for
given him for tf lUny. If h kad ivnn
wh-t a Mrrtcked. hnmtW-k In he was.
it' -i .-.! .t. .L,.I. kil. M
jn? hw discrinuon wa found, as we.
whoromfiuHflr his adrcnturo at D-
But 1-rcd. a wld-r and omowbat
, tmcr boy. was left to
lak tkc nt
- train home
Quite late in thc evening, there vras
a rap at the Sheldon door, and a uam-
i fared, though iuXn lighuhearwd. j
was let la.
ant subject lo tbo two twy alter it
j U-tuicn Uayi.
(9-1 Ks-Aum fr It.
lawyer hj aerer err cxct
' where the josthw of his cass; hs!ps
' him makes less reputation tor raari-
t uess. but hJ miies nor for hrmty.
I A nat il'.ustraton of this Is given Jn a
- Washington japr
During the eight years In which
j Thomas Jefferson practiced law he was
employed in nice hundred and forty-
eight cases. The KeTolntlfln. Km ,--
! turned aim frnm Jaw to statesmanship.
- m m w "- - - - - 9
7? ... HCTCr resuasen ins praclicis.
His skill as an ndrocxt was oace t
forth by tba cop)usutiV whtca an olil
, -.7rr7mz-rnJ v" ?"-
l -jiow cia ? grandfather raak as
aa adrocabs before a jwy?" isked Jef-
;erKmsxra8se vL an old istan wno
., ?? hSm ? ! court
WiiLJt a knl to tell." t.ti.! th
W etmLlnmuf." beeassse ke ws al
ways cm Iks r;ght1
Fasfcioa itew- "WkLV ,i ,,
1 . . """ C rm SVS JV
i er ee, x TwtoitDwr u J the heaT.
eas (or a c tkswHk
t are sweeps mm.pmic
ua.ava WfmCBC' I $
' prefer by
iiwsio wear a tra-i
bt aoe ;a MkjHrwa
"Hrrer be described la
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