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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.!
. A. C. HOSMER, Piblisfcir.
" DE MORTUIS."
Oh como. let uh hat to his grave, let us cat-
n,i iiui Kuiitiiiu in nowers:
Wo gave ;hlm bcant honor while, livinjr, faint
reticent pms were ours
1-orfcJcfrenliim his virtues, hln courage but
now his quick Hjilrit hath tlrl;
O cr Ills tomb wreaths of rose: unl laurel anil
Ay now, when all wceplnjrand praising are
utterly vain, let u.s weep 1
Let us praise him unjmicl;riiirly now that, un
conscious, he sleeps his la.4t sleep.
Will he lied what we say? Will ho hear us
and see us? Ah, no! 'tis too lato!
We are always too late with our praises and
. "'fns lolylnjf. we wnlt
Till deth shrouds the windows and dnrkens
life s warm breathing house with Its pall,
And in vnin to the tenant departed, love,
iv.n.nnii, ur ciuuinny can.
Ah, then we arouse in our griefs, uh, then, and
then only, the meed
That was due to the warm !!ring spirit, wc
jjvo to the cold senseless dead.
Tor our brother, while here he i striving and
moving along the world's way-.
We have only hurih Judgment-, stern counsel,
half uttered uttcctions, cold praWe.
Our cheer of fuIl-heurU? approval, our frank
quick applause wo deny: '
Envy, malice and 1enlnuy, calumny, ull the
world s hounds In full cry
Unrelenting pursue him while 'friendship
barks low In tho rear or the nice.
Reluctant, perhaps, at bin rank atid his frail
ties till death ends the chase. ,
Ah, thcn'nll his virtues bis rnorlts.shlne forth,
all the charms that he owned
IUko up unobsciired In tln-Ir beauty, all frail
ties and limits are atoned.
M tho good is remembered and pondered, tho
" bud swept away out of Fight,
And in death we behold him transfigured, and
robed in memorial light.
Wo lament when lamenting Is useless, we
praise when all praises are vain,
VAnd then, turning back and forgetting, begin
2 the same sad work agulu.
Ah! why did we stint to him livintr our gift?
Were we poor? Had we naught
Not a wreath, not a flower for our friend to
wnoso grave wo Micli tribute have
Ah, no! the largess of the heart that hail
, strengthened and gluddened his soul
We refused him. and pioTercd him only the
critic' poor mi-eriy dole.
Still wo meant to l. Just", so we claim, though
the Judgment was cold that we gave.
Was our justice, then, better than love?
Cyme, say 1 as you stand by hi- gr.ive.
Gambler's End " Tho Buling
Passion Strong1 in Death."
Few sadder things have, been written
of the consequences of evil habits tlian
this: "Ye .shall bo holdcn by the cords
of your own sins."' A leaf front my
journal brings to memory an illustration
of this truth that I .shall never forget.
Tin; story is fearful in some of iLs details-,
but its lesion is emphatic.
In April, 1840. on my way from Vera
Cruz to New York. 1 arrived in New
Orleans. I had intended spending a
few days in the Queen City of the
South, but on my arrival I learned that
cholera was prevailing there to an alarm
ing extent. It seemed as if everybody
who could leave the city was going
away, and having nothing but my own
pleasure to detain me, I took passage
on a river steamer for Cincinnati the
very next morning after my arrival.
But although J went on board the
steamer in the morning, she did not
leave until late in the afternoon; ami
while waiting 1 made the acquaintance
of a young man. who was to share my
room, for the steamer was crowded,
both in the cabin and on the boiler-deck
l:elow. Down upon the lower deck
were stored a whole ship-load of emi
grants, who also had arrived only the
The young man who was to be my
room-mate had a dejected look, but he
was atV.jble and impressed me favor
ably, lie had with him a beautiful lit
tle boy, his only child, six years of age.
I lis mother died three days ago of
vholera,"' the father said, in a tremulous
voice; and then 1 understood why he
looked so anxious.
This was when 1 first met him. in our
room. Nol long after, as I was s"ated
on the open deck, forward of the cabin,
he came with his child and joined me,
J had got the impression that he was
Northern-born, ami now 1 a-ked him if
he had always lived in New Orleans.
'No.1' said he; "1 was born in Cin
cinnati, where I am now going. I have
vm old father and mother living there,
and am going up to leave Louis with
them for awhile. 1 shall probably set
tle down there myself as soon as I can
fix things. I'm siek of the business I've
been in here.'
Upon my asking what business that
w:is. he told me Very frankly, and to
my great surprise, that he had been
keeping a gambling place.
" Tin siek of it, though, and am going
to quit it.' he added. "I shall have to
come back, because I've left everything
:it loose ends: but I'm going to settle
tip and get out of it.'
"I suppose it has paid you well?'' I
lie looked at me more than a minute
"without speaking. Then he said: ."That
depends on how you reckon. I find
now that it hasn't paid me. I've made
a little money, to be sure, but I might
have made more at something else. It
Jias nol paid me. It's a business that
iicvcr pa s when you reckon right; no
matter how much you make, it don't
pay and I'm going out of it."
1 told him 1 hoped he would, and of
fered some suggestions in a friendly
way. which seemed to touch his better
"You ta4fc kindly. ' lie said, "and
sensibly, too. I'm glad 1 have fallen in
with you. My wife used to talk to me
in tlie same way. She was always
wanting me to get out of it, and I'm
sorrv I didn't before she died. I told
her I would, but kept putting it off, you
know. It's too late now for her but
I'm going out of it-"
Long before the steamer left the levee
and began her upward journey, it was
evident that I had won this young man's
confidence. He at least showed a pref
erence for mv companionship above
that of any of the other passengers, and
we talked much together.
We both had a feeling of relief when
at last we saw the pestilence-stricken
citv sinking behind us, all unconscious
as we were that in fleeing from it we
-were but going into greater danger.
Tor, unknown to us in the cabin, ship
fever was among the emigrants on the
lower deck, and this affording a sure
and easy foothold for cholera, Death
was soon doing'his work.
Unconscious of the danger beneath
tis, it was not until the second morning
after leaving New Orleans that our at
tention was drawn to a row of rough
boxes, of ominous shape, on the forward
part of the lower deck. Then we learned
that five dead bodies were waiting for
There were white faces and eager in
quiries then, and it became quickly
known to every one 'that the pestilence
-was with us.
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for his first victim a hale and hearty
Tennessee cotton-planter, who occupied,
the next room forward of that which
had ljeen given to me and mv new ac
quaintance. The man ceincil well and
hearty at noon, but was attacked Mon
after, and died carlv that night.
I learned of his illness ujon going for
somethinir to mv room, but wa.s mj
shocked that, forgetting my errand, I
went back and rejoined my room-mate.
wIhj Hat holding his little boy, in conver
sation with two other young men. loth
of whom occupied the'sanW room with
the nek man. These fellows showed
very plainly, to me at least, that they
belonged to the fraternity then so nu
merous on the Western water. Upon
my mentioning what I had learned,
they seemed .startled and frightened, as
did my room-mate also. "Is thatio?'
one of thern exclaimed. "Jim, we'll
have to get out of that!"
"Our plunder's in there," said the
other. "Go bring it out, Hill, won't
"Xot if I know myself ! If he has got
the cholera, these goods will stay there
for all me."
"Well, let 'em stay then till he get?
well. "I'wont be long, I reckon. Hut
he didn't look like a man 'twould go oil"
easy. I say, friends," and he looked at
me and my room-mat- with a sickly
smile, ".suppose we have a quiet game,
while the cholera's going on, jtit to
pass away the time?"
They had before invited us to play,
but although my friend was himself a
gambler, we had both declined. I had
tusked him if he knew the fellows, but
he said no, thev were strangers to him.
"I don't doubt but that I could fleece
them nicely." he added, "if I cho-c to.
Hut as I told you, I'm going out of the
Seeming a little disappointed, the two
left us, but when I again entered the
cabin, not long alter. 1 saw that they
had persuaded others to play with them,
and that money was staked on the
game. They all became so absorbed in
the chances that they evidently forgot
that Death stood near, and even when
word'canie that the cotton-planVr was
dead, the two professionals were still
eager to go on.
This was jut after the great chande
liers had been lighted, and they were
filling the long saloon with their brill
iance, trying to ouL-tare. itseetned to me,
the hideous look of Death. Neither the
glare nor the scene was in accord with
my own feelings, and going out for
ward. I sat down in the more subdued
and welcome light of the stars, that
wen now studding the clear heavens,
so far above all this earthly turmoil. I
was quickly followed by mv room-mate,
who had by the hand his little bo v.
Silting down beside me. he took the lit
tle fellow in his lap, and there we sat,
long into the night, conversing lowly,
the child quietly sleeping on his father's
Having retired. I soon fell asleep, and
did not wake till the return of daylight.
And then I was aroused by sounds
plaintive moans, coming from the little
boy. who was in the berth under mine.
J lis father, I found, was already astir,
and seeing that I was awake, he said:
"O Mr. . Louis Louis I fear he
is going to be taken too!"
The poor man's grief seemed too
great for utterance. Springing from
my berth. I saw that his child was real
lv in a frightful condition. The father
himself had but jut awakened, and he
was filled with terror as well as grief.
The little fellow spoke to us in a half
conscious way. accompanying almost
every word with a plaintive moan.
Hastening on my clothes, I went out
to notify the clerk of the boat and ob
taiu the attendance of the two phy
sicians who chanced to be on board;
and then I went back, to waiL with the
father for their coining.
The little sufferer brightened up for a
few moments, as we sat there. "I'm
better now, papa," he said. "Let me
kiss vou, papa. 1 don't want vou to
I never witnessed a more touching
scene man that winch louoweu. ror
the few moments that the child seemed
better he lay with both his little hands
clasped in his father's, his loving eyes
fixed steadilv on the parent's face.
"It's to-) bad." isn't it, papa? Hut Tjn
better now." he said. "I'll be well in a
"We can do nothing," said one of
the doctors lowly to me. And then,
leaving some medicine with me, and
telling me how to. administer it, they
both went silently away.
The scene that followed was too pain
ful for me to try to describe, and I will
not attempt it. In onlv two short hours
more, the spirit of the little sufferer had
passed away--and it almost seemed as
if it had been at once enfolded in the
mother's waiting arms. For, just at
the last, the little fellow had opened his
eyes with a joyful cry: " O mamma!
mamma!" and stretched out his own
little anus as if to meet her.
During the greater part of the after
noon I sat near the stricken father, and
at times I endeavored to turn his mind
to objects that we were passing, and to
say something cheerful. The two "pro
fessionals," whom I have before spoken
of, also came and joined us, and after
expressing a few words of sympathy, in
their hypocritical way, they again in
vited us to join them in a game of cards.
" Do you think I would play with you
now?" asked the agonized man, with a
withering look at the one he ques
tioned. " I only asked you as a friend, of
course," was the reply. "This cholera
is a bad deal, at the best, but it will
never do to give up to it in this way, for
that will make it wor.e. We must try
to bluff it oil; that's the way to keep
clear of it. and I don't know of tiny
thing better than cards for that."
"Well. I'm not ready to play yet.
IYrhaps I'll try mv luck with voir to
night, though. You'll oblige me by
leaving me alone now."
They went away, saying they hoped
he would feel like taking V. hand with
them in the evening, and almost as soon
as the were gone, he said to me:
"I would like, Mr. , to give you
the address of my father and mother, in
Cincinnati. They're not very well on",
and if the cholera shoi:ld happen to
take me. too. I would like that what
money I have should get to them, in
someway. I wish, Mr. . that if I
should die and you shouldn't, you'd
take charge of what I have and go and
see them when you get to Cincinnati.
You will see to it all afterwards."
In his present despondent mood this
seemed a very natural request, and I
told him that if things should turn out
as he said. I would try and find his
father and mother.
As soon as supper was over the two
professionals" again appeared. "I
hope you feel like trying a hand with
ns now?" said one.
"I declined, but my friend, after
being silent a moment said: "P will
play with you now.
"Shall it be a three-handed game,
men. saia me second "proiessional.
vcvt'! T-iY fnnnd. "tmve
, 5-ut r'siij; J.o jv.eoii.au-
ied the twofnto the cabin. "If you'll
relieve mcf what mo.cy I have as
quickly a- fpssiblc, ' 1 e .-'aid. a they
tcateJ themelre.s at table directly
under one of the brilliant chandelieri,
"vou will oblige me."
The game was oon over. It led to
nt!urs ." Jarrrer and Janrer Mini wru
staked, l nouccu mat 1113- mend a lace
was changing color. "Gentlemen."
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and be looked around at lhoe who
stood near, and catching my eye, he
nodded to me; "I want you to notice
that this is my deal. I hope it will be
an honeM deal, because it will be ray
last. I'm going out of the business now,
and this is my last deal;" and. meeting
my look again: "Dont you forget if"
So raying, he dealt the card, and
they tH'gan to play. The two profes
sionals jeemed a little disturbed. I
thought, by what my friend hail said,
and they. played le-s confidently than
before. At length there was a pause,
and they laid down their next cards
with evident reluctance
It seemed as if their opponent was
waiting like a joised bird to .swoop
down on that pil and as the second
card touched the table his fell too. and
quickly covering the money with both
hands," he said, looking round on us
who stood near:
"That, gentlemen, was my deal my
fatl deal, and I dealt fairly. Can any
one here say I clid not deal fairly? '
"No," said one, a broad-.-houldcred.
heavy-face'd niau, and no one else re
plied. " It was a ftir deal, and no one can
deny it. Now I'm going out of the
"You r-mePiDer what we were talk
ing about this afternoon?" said he to
m'. "If atnthing should happen
don't fail to 'ip your promi.se. He
member it nil Afterward!"
Afterward! How like a shadow of v
darkened life-eems that word! Hcforc
I could command myself so as to speak
or move he lud left me and gone hastily
The disease was upon him. It did its
work quickly I will not describe the
scene. He hwl indeed gone "out of the
business:" lut like too many who make
good resolutions only for the future,
his habits ruled even in the final hour.
Hut afterward I went to his old home.
I met his mother. She was a serene
old woman. The father was quite in
firm. Hut I at once saw, from prints,
ami motto's on the wall and a well
worn HibH on a little table, that they
were believing Christians; and again I
was surpn-ed that the keeper of a
ganibling-Iaee should have had such
parents a this. It could not be, I
thought, tliat they knew in what busi
ness thfir-on had been engaged, and it
was more than I could do to tell them.
If they did not know it, I surely could
not tell them.
"You had a son in New Orleans?" I
first said, a little doubtfully.
"Had! ..'" cried the mother.
"Oh, u-! yes, sir! Henry isn't he
there "now:" and .she awaited nry
answer with a look that I can not fir
get; and the father, although he did
not speak, teemed to pierce me with his
"Ilei5 not there now," I said. "I
met him when he was coming home to
you he and his little boy but unfortu
nately' and here I broke down. Their
looks were so full of agony I could not
"() -ir! O sir!" they both moaned and
clutched my arms. "Oh, you don't
don't- mean he is dead?"
"The cholera I suppose you have
heard of. the cholera how it is raging
in New Orleans?"
"i'es yes but you said he was com
ing home! vou said he was coming
home! O sir, tell us all! tell us all! He
vta our dear boy all we had our
dear, dear boy! O Henry, Henry, can
it be that you are dead? Do you really
mean. sir. that Henry is dcidf
I had to tell them that he was dead.
In t I orinlfl tinf full tliom mrtrv T liim
I (Jod wi f iv,, nc if , (li,i w in
keeping it from them, but I could not
tell them how he had died and how his
last hour had been spent. How he had
"gone out of the business." but only in
the .shadow of life's hist hour.
The passion of life is strong in death.
Here, do vou mean? Yes, the end ol
evil passions is followed by sad scenes
here. And Afterward? youth's Coin
pauion. Nails in Decoration.
I'ound-hcndcd brass nails may ol
themselves be extensivelv used in dec
orating chests, etc. It is well known
in repousse or sheet-brass work that a
very important point consists of intro
ducing at regular intervals bosses, 01
round studs, of such a nature that the
shall attract the e"e by reflecting light.
Tints, in the days when every room had
its salvers and plates of hammered bniss
favorite subjects were oranges, grape;
and other round fruits, whose hemis
pherical and rounded surface gave t.
brilliant reflex of light Accordingly a
von- favorite subject for a brass plattei
was the spies returning from Canaan,
bearing between them an immense
bunch of grapes. During three hun
dred years there were as manv salver
made with this subject as all others
combined. In fact, the employment ol
the boss, or knob, or cirele, in art is as
old as art itself; it was common among
the earliest races, and an article which
I have read declares that the white dots
n a blue ground which form the undy
ing -polka-dot pattern!" in cravats is a
survival of the heads of the rivets in
ancient anuor. It is as curious as in
structive to observe how, for instance
in Romanesque dress, very good effects
were produced by simple circlets, sur
rounded at times by dots. These are
swii, too. not only on old Anglo-Saxon
and Gaulish dresses, but on all object
where it was desirable to produce the
uiot ornamental effect in the easiest
manner. Nails can be had at the brass
furnisher's in great variety and ol
eyory pattern, from one or two inches in
diauieter down to the tiniest tacks.
Charles Gt Lcland, in St. Xicholas.
. " Vhat is the meaning of that red
line above the fourth story of your
house?" asked a stranger of a man
near Pittsburgh. "That is a water
mark, xhat mark shows how high the
water was during the great overflow
about a vear ago. "Impossible! If the
water hid been that high the whole
town would have been swept away."
"The water never was that higi. It
only came up to the first-story window,
but the cursed bovs rubbed it "out three
iT Ur mes so Put UP there where
the.v can't get at it It takes a smart
m.a.n to circumvent those boys." Texas
:An innovationin puddings is to add
apples or peaches to the mixture called
e buddint" iThe fruit should
5? . so thatlt will become soft f n
the short Umerequirbd to Uke the pud-
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THE LIMEKILN CLUB.
and No-vm' from tit Kloqarnt
and Kradtt Brother Gardar.
Brother Gardner announced the fol-
j lowing new legend to be hung oa the
walls dnring the fall and winter term:
'A bigot am mo" to be feercd dan a
"You kin silence a man by knockln
him down, but it take argyinent to con
"Human natur kin sometimes be de
pended on c-bcr night, but it's de afc?t
way to take a note of hand fur it."
"A man'.H rating am not how much
he can run in debt, but how nigh he kin
squar' up eberv Saturday night."
"Industry um sartin to bring plenty
an' economv neber goes b'arfut in win
ter." "Between savin' nuffin an talkin'
too much de world lean to de man who
holds his tongue."
"Our opinion of ourselves makes u
all great men."
"1 would announce de fack." contin
ued the President, "dat de Hon. Sham
boo Smith of Kentucky, has apjx'rtled to
dls club fur funds to start him out on de
road to b-cktur' on de subjick of 'Do
We Fulfill Our Missions?' While beam
not a member of dis club he sterns to be
a puon wid a deaiah to aid in de pro
gress of de world, an' we will take up a
colleckshun fur his benefit. Sir I.-aac
Walpole, will you pass de hat?"
The hat was paved and the collec
tion made and turned over to the Presi
dent, who counted up the change and
"De sum total Aggers up nineteen
cents, includin' a dime wid a hole in it.
De money will be for'arded to de Hon.
Shamloo". an' he can start as oon as he
The Secretary announced a communi
cation from Mansfield. .Mass.. offering n
rew variety of sunflower seeds to mem
lcrs of the club at special rates, and in
viting a ea-h oiler from the museum for
the skulls of several celebrated murder
ers. "Ize afraid we can't tratle wid him,"
replied the President, after a brief con
sultation with the Committee on Agri
culture. "Dis club doan' run to sun
flowers worf a cent, an' our line of rel
ies doan' incloode any skull lower in de
scale of society dan a member of tie
(liveadam Jones here arose to make
an inquiry, and when his presence had
been officially recognized he asked if
the club believed in the doctrine of the
survival of the fittest. Brother ('ardner
scratched his head and seemed to In
considerably perplexed, and Uiveadam
"In case we doan' it am an ac
knowledgment that the imbecile an' the
idler hev de same rights an' privileges
as de statesman an de representative of
industry. In ease we do, we who hev
survived am consequently d fittest, an'
darfore good 'nut. I should 1 ke a
squar' decisim in de cae to-night."
l'rudder .Jones, win
s. who put vou up to
ked the President, in a
voice full of sol .'inn warning.
There was at interval ol silence so
deep and painful that Elder Toots could
be heard breathing as he pared down
his corn with a borrowed jack-knife.
" I reckon I sort o put myself up to
it, sab,' came the answer at last.
" Well, you sot down to once! On
all proper occashuns dis club stands
ready to elucidate its doctrines an' give
its reasons, but dis am not one of de oc
cashuus. While de fittest orter an' may
survive, doan' flatter yerself dat bekae
ye hev outlived a heap of odder folks
dat you am any better dan you orter
be, or dat vour testimonv in a case of
'sault an' battery would pass unques
tioned eben by a one-boss lawyer."
Detroit Free Press.
BUYERS OF OLD BOOKS.
A SiM'ntul-IIntitl Hook Pcnler Kxplalnn
Hon He Carries on UN lltislnc.ss.
"Where do all the old books come
from? Well, that is a question which
requires a long answer. It is one which
we are asked a good manv times during
the day," said the proprietor of a second-hand
book store to a reporter.
"There is a prevailing idea that most
of the books upon our shelves are sold
to us by destitute people who take this
means of raising a little cash, but that
is true in a limited number of cases
only. It is true that pe qle who-e fort
unes have sudd"iily changed for the
worse are ready to sell their books if
they have many of them. Many books
are brought to us by a class of people
who have no desire to keep them after
they have once been read. The money
which they get for them is spent for
oth:-rs, which in turn are sol 1 to us.
This system accounts for many of the
new books unsold which are upon our
"So many books are now printed and
sold in pamphlet form, however, that
this is not done so often as formerly.
Only those books which are sold in
bindings by the publishers and are not
published in pamphlet form reach us in
"The'great bulk of our volumes are
bought in large numbers, whole
libraries which afe sold by the executors
of the wills of deceased persons to sat
isfy the claims of creditors, or libraries
of men who are no longer able to keep
them. So common has this !ccome that
those who have the disposition of the
books in charge summon the book men
and request them to make estimates up
on the stock the same .as contractors bid
for work. The highest bidder gets the
lot. The value of a librarv is not reg
ulated by the original cost of the book's
which it contains, nor the conditions of
the covers and the general state of
preservation, but by the nature of read
ing matter contained. Patent-oflice re
ports and medical and legal books men
cost fortunes to print, and be the best
works extant upon those subjects, but
the average buyers of second-hand vol
umes are not the poor, thirsting
students, anxious to improve their
minds, which they are sometimes repre
sented to be. Occasionally we are af
flicted with a person who spends hours
looking through our shelves for rare
works, but the majority of our buyers
are looking for sensational works,
novels, border dramas in their liveliest
forms and entrancing works of Action 01
"The larger the number of these
works in a library, the greater the valne
of that library to the second-hand book
dealer. The "per cent of solid reading
matter sold would not pay the interest
on the cost of works of fiction.
School books are excepted from this
classification. Second-hand book stores
are recognized as markets for school
books and we deal in them largely. Pu
pils graduate from one set of books to
another long before the old ones are
worn out. We pv good prices for
these works wbea "they are standard,
for they sell readily asd are quite as
good and answer tie suae parpose to
the buyers. Worts oa Astronomy,
Physiology, Physiojaoaty aad Elec
tric ty are carce aad not rqaal t tbt
demand for tbfta. I-stm nra;fBar,
EV.,. ,.. 1 ..I IS.l - t-
t.4kH I'MMiVIV AV 4aJ1 JMKTWJV-wt MVM
are a plentiful a ISiblc. At prcrtit
wc are rxprrseneiBg a demand t ,rrerk
oa magnetism aad tm-smemm. Th?
profes.or of animal magnctlm bate
tnrncil the head 4 of ?y. aad tatr era??
to bcotne rac.nicrw:r I boc!d judge
from the drraand. will oon u t&f
place ol the older idea of going Wsi to
tight the Indian."
" What price do vou nav fur
"Well, thi'3' range from fhr to
.seven ty-tive cent. Cood novel- whk-h
are jopuiar are wor;h thirty or forty
osntA if thfy an In fatr condition.
Illutrat"d works m-ty bv worth a high
a M-venty-Jlve conw.' Scientific book
are rarely worth over a quarter unic
tn'V are ol the kind that art in lo
rnaad. The- pric mav seem low fur
i. 1 ..,.1 1 -
lAiuuu juiuiuo, nut wiicn vou reinero-
.. ,u 1 .. ... I ..... -7 !
aiiuui nuuun anu inai wo nave 0 i
i . .1.: .1 1 .
keep them on the shelve sometimes for
years and Kznetinu2 ftirvver. the arv
in reality high pnocs. Hiblu- are worth
from two to three cent- each. unlc-
they hapjH'n to be copies of old print.
which t- one of the Improbable bj.p
en:ngs. although two of tho-e 1mmA
which are valued in the thou-and of
dollars were found upon the shehe-of
second-hand book store'.
"When C.'csar wrote hw Commenta
ries he did not think that thev would go
a begging on the shelves of dealer n
old book- at twenty cents apiece, nor
did Joseph Smith think I would hat o
three calls in one ilay for Mormon
Bibles, which I could not supply
"(Ireenleaf. when he puzzledfbis head
to paralyze the sehocil children with hi
mathematical problems, bail no idea
that it would be one of the unolabl
problems how to sell a score of cvpies
of them at ten cent- apiece or three for
a quarter. Only the writers of ten-eei l
novels can hope to haw their work fol
ly appreciated. We sometimes havo
copies of standard magazines and pen
odieals only a mouth old that we seli
for ten or iifteen cents. They reach u
in two wnvs, by the persons who have
read them, and sometimes the publish
ers send to the dealers copies that are
left on their hands, ami we are thu.i
able to dispose of them before the Icaics
have been cut." Xcivurk .NVicj.
CATCHING A ROOSTER.
Craplilc Ile-rrlptlitii of nn Ariluniu nml
I'mtrartril trnj;j;tr. Wlilrh KmU In a
Vlrlory Milt l-llttf llrttt-r tlitll Ilffr.tt.
You throw oil your coat, and after a
half hour's maneuvering succeed in get
ting the rooster headed oil in a corner,
where he stands eyeing your approach
with the most stocial indifference. Yon
advance cautiously with arms spread
out on either side of your body, until
just as you are congratulating ourdf
on a speedy capture, and are beginning
to pity his innocence, he gently slips
over the fence and walks oil" quite un
concernedly. By this time yon are
strongly inclined to lose your temper,
but you remember that getting mad will
not help the matter. So vou resolve to
trv again, and start oil" whistling cheer
fully. In tlue time our game is "cor
nered." This time you determine to
dispense with all caution, and by one
swift, l)old dash, secure your prie. Ac
cordingly you brace yourself in a con
fidential manner, and just as vou imag
ine the fowl safelv fallen oil" into a doze.
. ,iv .. . ...... . . ...... .... -. .v.v ,
niaKe tlie uescent. Alas, ior me mcoii-
sistency of human hopes ami human
anticipations. 1 011 come down upon
your hands and knees and claw our
fingers into the gravel savagely, so as to
start every nail; the rooster screams
lotiillv and flutters no into vour face.
cutting :i gah in (ur cheek with Iih ! uegeneratei parentage escape tin penfs
claw, and Idling your eyes with diM , f Wrth and earl infancy, they feel in
and feathers ur.ti'l you sire quite blind. after life the effects of degenerated or
And vour wife comes out at the back j vitiated blood. Lack of proper food,
stoop and yells to know if vou will bo i or fod that can not be converted into
all day catching that chicken, and if vou J nutritious blood, cither pre-natal or
mean" to tear the place down. Your post-natal, is a leading cause of degen
blood is up to boiling pitch, and you : eration. It is the great source of
rush madly forward, regardless of all j rickets and its associate-. One nd re
things save the object of your wrath, suit of adulterated food is. that tlm
until suddenly you find yourself sprawl- food adulterated lo-es it nutritious
ing flat upoh the ground, in coiise- 1 value. Infants need all the cream or
quencc of having inadvertently stum-i ft that inilk naturalU contain-. De
bled over an old ash-pan that 011 could ' priving infants of this element, deprives
have .".worn was safe in the "house an them of the means of living, starvei
hour before. You rise, muttering im-; them, and ultimately kills them. I'hysi
preeations on the ash-pan and the per- 1 eians are often called not as much to
son that was always " meddling with j medicate infants, but to nourish them,
other people's things, and once more Yood is not the only thing that pro
turn your attention to the rovster, who ! motes growth and strength. The air
has annarcntlv become unite samntine i the infant breathe, the water it drink.
. .. ..-....'! .1
overthe prospect of escape, and is en-
joymg himself at the farther end of the
barnyard. Afteraer.es of falls and
blunders, intenninglcd with numerous
growls and groans, you succeed in
running him into an old out-house,
where he ensconces himself among the
barrels and hoops and miscellaneous
debris with which it is strewn. You
crawl in after him, confident that -success
will at last crown your labor. You
knock your head against a beam and
tear pantaloons, and burst the buckles
oft your suspenders, and finally suc
ceed in victoriously dragging forth the
terrified biped. You start for the house
exultantly, wiping your brow as you
proceed, and thankful that your task is
at last ended. But who can describe
your emotions when, upon presenting
the fowl to vour wife, she tells you,
with uplifted hands suggestive of the
deepest astonishment, that you have
not got the right one after all; that she
plainly told you to get the rooster with
the white tuft under his wing, and that
you can just turn him loose and go
after the proper one, right straighL
By the time the rooster with the "white
tuft " is captured, your dinner is
spoiled and your inclination to sleep
quite gone. Boston Globe
Until Mr. Hutchinson wrote is was
not generally credited that the Western
Africans were addicted to cannibalism,
but his evidence Ls not to be doubted.
" In ISoD," he says. ' human flesh was
exposed xs butcher's meat in the mar
ket at Duketown, old Calabar." It al
most seems that some religious grounds
may actuate them, as the same writer
says: " In Brass (or the Mimbe coun
try) cannibalism often occurs. Even
within the last year a chief of that dis
trict, named Imamy, killed two
Acreeka people who were sacrificed to
the manes of his father. In Brass, as
in Bonny, they cat all enemies taken in
war, and they put forth, as a justifica
tion for thiC that devouring the flesh
of their enemies makes them brave.
The account given by the same writer
of the killing; of a native for the par
poses of cannibalism, of which he was
an eye witness, is most admirablv
S-aphic and striking'. The Gentleman
Robert Boras WTlsoa, the aoet
artist of Kea tacky, kas beea elected Sec
retary of the Keatacltj Historical So
CAUSES OF DiSCASC
I ... . . ' " -. . -
1 - ?" mrnm i JM7
Thr CAttr$ that bort-a tif; are wo
fold, uairwJr. flrU lhoc thai art pro-
caul, or inuoerx- that fona su-' 4
rlop in the infant IWor It &rt!,; ,!
-cond. post-natal, or th taat ci
dinevUy upon Uk child aftrr U ha fcfra
bora. Tfei tlrt-cbA of lanWaccsi pra
dao? tendenci. to d!cac from tb lU
conduct or mlsfortotte of rh? aocc-
tor. A pxr con-Mutton. ycrnfnlox
dUtboK a Mroo- loadrocr to orrUln
cral pWraaonv Charter ami
ability in a child mw U-ia to rmla-
1! snif lotion (L r.r,-f,l .t
of it cxi-tcner, Kcarir all aWo sad
. . - . , W,.T M,,
?w" R,en w mothrr-.
Thissf rvmarU tr.iv ,Km- !(, -,,,
. . .... .- . .
f . . - . .-..-
cir to rood or ba.,1 ih mn t. ,
. nr b.iil in htillh hivni.tn.i.l
. . , --. j.. . -mj,.,..
raustr- and that rhc e-r--i mn ! t
. . v
Many Infant dk from hating titUtrd rrtcrmbr rowt rititllr ar 4
bloxl transmittal to them thnrngh rt- ! h ratU lif aal tit lb MU-m
cral generations. Tb?j peroral o- t rar " xtivrr dittowl to bim lhm.
eration of ancestor mav have the r4WJin. ltrf ZaJej wm.
ilisrvganll natural law. Thry may I Jwirnalm i ta a &ri3rtfc c
have bv n jxorly nourished. cijnUeil to illtion In tw ItttJo Klojlnm f Urtv
hard tod and adver.. cireumsUnct, ,' At U mieat tVr arw 113 mtat
A jccubar group of nialndtrs, ciUli ln-, kh prWK'' aofl) trt
among thov? who work In mine-.. l.f diartrent nrl,. ,VArr try
away from thw intlueacn of the ,tia; i vltlajje Ux- u jAier ltjAth-
or others are spent in unhealthy anl there are ui.tfir mil jvjer,
filthy place, in poorh venubtl .h,pv i An Kajrli.", r uat t tuw
where they are constantly fahahng ' , u , tkat AmorWaa on ag
vhiautl air. and are not well Mip-; o raptUr. Tfc Uu v V la
phed with digestible and nutritious treal Wr Mn A-l.ra la -
food, ch conditions gradually im- ' tweatv-oae fr tV f.t ave. yt.
pair health and in!mtf an oariy ,aa! Ma-vi MiVU ka b-n .lj:
dealh. or, if the subject live, thev : .... 1.. !, kt- ULrtit. MrtluUr
indicate vitiated hlnod
If this Uttatisl
blomi dtx-s not destnv
lll tufn!M-V '
r M,it,n.w..i .- i..nr, i . .1 1
sntt-u in un ie. imii irurtHlttees
. .v. ..1 :.. ...,. 1... ... ..,. t
disease in various fonns.
1 III group, 1
too. includes those infant wli
really starved to dth 'H.ey ii J
rwiiK')i tint llmir fiv,l .!.... , '
nourish them. that thev renll do not
--.. .... .... .irr. ...
cat at all. Those articles of dtt only
are nutritious that an digesN-d und
assimilated, and find their way Into
the veins and heart, forces It into every
section of the limb and IhhIv.
Diseases of the digestive organ
fonn another group that cut short tho
thread of life in infancy. liarrhna,
dysentery and cholera are all marked
b looseness of the 1mwc1. They all
have the same general cau-e"-tho
emanations from excremental filth pol
luting the air, soil and water. The je
culiar character of cholera Infantum,
cholera morbus and magHgnant chol
era may be induced bv exces.siie henL
Infants are coiisidereil susceptible onlv
to cholera infantum. The mucous
membrane of the waste canal l the m
creting surface to w Inch nature directs a
portion of the impurities which enter the
stomach, but are eliminated for lack of
use. The kidneys and skin remote
other parts. The lungs inhale putrl
fving germs that induce dinrrlxel mal
adies. To these germ we may add tho
eJTWt of heat that really develop them.
Infant, not yd hard Tied to the influ
ences of excessive heat, nor abb- to re
pel the germs of maladies, readily
icld to them, and they sicken and dfo
anil pass awav like dew before the dls-
. ".I !
1 -. - - " -' .n,w-
Dome oiseases are jwcuiiar to degen
erat'd families and races, and to pre
natal causes. These caues are not
necessarily vices, but may le excesses
and imprudences. If the children ,f a
Und the sod on winch it lives, con-
tnbute largely o its life and vigor.
, The houses m which the infant spends
its days and nights are often full of
polluted air. hvil spirits little them
selves by day. but stalk abroad by
night. We have been called to vi.it
the palaces of the rich and the hovels
of the poor, and found them full, more
or less, of vitiated air from the water
closets, the gas burning, and body ema
nations and wash bowls of the one
and the cesspools and body emanations
of the other. Yen- few houes have
efficient means for "the outlet of ntnlo
air and the inlet of fresh. They are k
badly drained and are so poorly fur
nished with the mean's of removing
filth, that the fresh air once in is
quickly laden with the poisonous ga-s
of putrifying organic matter. Such
homes are sure to have illness and
deaths, that might have been pre
vented. After some year have passed away,
the soil adjacent to the appendages of
a rural home so arranged is saturated
with filth. The rains come now and
then and remove the putrid or putri
fying matter into the adjacent well,
and the gaes formed within the soil
rise and mingle with the air and ulti
mately come into dwellings and bring
disease and death. So numerous in
deed are such catiMis of discac, that
we cease to wonder thatso manv infants
die, and onlv wonder that o manv in
fant live. C. II. Allen, M. D., in
In these days when so many build
ers of houses have grown apparently
daft on the subject of ornamentation,
the following remark of the Sttviio b
most pertinent: "If a good reason can
not be given for any so-called orna
mental feature in a house, if it can not
be shown that something worth while
is to be gained by making it we mav be
reasonably sure that it U r fancy which
will cost, as the country people sax,
more than it comes to. And in the
greater number of cases, nothing; erea
in looks, is gained by iadolgiag tt
Colonel Cask, the aotorioM Soata
Caroliaa a-aaa, makes the assertion that
in every regular duel fought ia the
Uaited States the an with the fewer
syllables ia his aae always killed kk
aataroaist. He adds, aaoreorer, that
it kas bee m ia all kistarr, fraai the
tiawof David aad Gotiak to tkkt
..ti-.ii wi. wwhw i jMituiniy. j tor Uie past iort mr.
Bad habits of various .rt dejenor- FurU )nar, Mr
ate the Mcnn!. .Vn.fulou dtM-as,, ant Ta,W. lhZ nH & lW
tr..,-..k.f ffi..k fu..t.T..H . ., . -
lUVLr'r-'.v; : " ::4 :M 5.WM ?,p v cmvriaa4
" !... iu- .111 aim Miinc iuuiti
Ban aad Hiaiilt flaiewja
PCftSONAL AMD UTEtMKy.
I Ai??l. t,T.. ill fsJHrtn
i iuw erl. wrm? o e
J w tfcci.
f f 2?? l2SWJil . 72
,.,.. 0 faba jvt m
s ti rwe
I Mr k Trala MVv t hnr !
; tire asv la a v'hfZe UU Ua 1U
bfcn !.? U . li &
t-imt CXtf9 lUrH.
, TV m!sr BWarf itUvlrr4 1m
j TnT.3L? ' '
j ot,Tj!WM? -f .
-Tw J fs?t COtrf9Hr C
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tram!- ltWK iert, fC
f TXa4. ! ltXfTT mim .
ft r 4t , U
. "JotNral (trat la writttt? hi
1 . -
re-taton. wra ej!t-
lag a wetV.h toer U iMwrnr In
' Nrwiek. Chji . mim! tlbt tt4N4rjil rsl-
-. .u w ... J. .-. ...
" " r"" "w " vw"
4 4 -
who ditv(9t It U it nlY
9)iMjri.mf u rt.an si. ?4- tlkd vr4f
Viin rettuwiWr tte imtr wa blv rd-
it.1- 11 .. A..Mi.u iLi it .. . .i.ir
nw!; lt k, tHA lHm m, K1t
. .. ... . .... .. V .
, fuiJ, dcdfvurml -KA4tirr iW-r-
I - "(Jail Hniullum. r Mary Ahigall
! J'txlre. nhieh 1 Wr rnl tinttte. Q a
lalti, bnWH-Mel lady. ifort In tatum
,nd inclined to uutut. She I ciM
Vert fuatl f drew, adoption tKe
HKt advautvd .!-. not Jntariablv
ilted to her itdvaMriH)- ttwr. But )
011 id pndmbly arjjMe UiJn delWie tro
ture of tuefemiiatfcn-potHlet)tA until
It would seem nil prttfauity to atUt
a riblxtn S )' JUntUi
-- Dr, ('rge Ulplev, the obilrtr (iad
author. rtide from tiettij? a mnn of mm
j;tfU and ntt.tlnineoU, was devotedly at
tached to hU handTUt ntut actVunplUh
ml wife The Uninjj v Ke' purttn with
her husband n her denth-bed wa truly
pathetic. She itemed to have a Dlvin
ision. lng "How brig Jit the nnmi
row, nml, putting her arm. nrottnd
affectionate huUntid' neck, ex
claimed with deep emotion "Ob!
Oeorge, your gtdne llHi the whobt
itMitn with light-" Her arm fell nml
ht tmd onward to bur MnVcT
A, i. Trtbunt.
o. I: av Ijs! 11
Tbo rtitcl ttr -itt
Tffs ttetdir mh hl ier nH,
Olt, lt MarvHHt
Atronotnleal rtanh U Ixt'oinhij'j
the uift nopulnr nasi genoral wlentlfiit
work at the ne. ICviy few day mmhh
theatrienl mnttngertliAcovira new tar.
A new brand of cijear 1 advertised1
called "The Kicker." We should think
tliat a cigar would be more apt to Im m
butter than a lWker. Tli one who
smoke. it I probably U10 kk-ler. -A". Y.
- "Is your ehum n eloo student?4
wrote a father U Ws on In oollegt.
"Yon lht he I. father," wiw the reply.
"You couldn't Iwirrow a V of him If you
were in the lnt 3tgss of tarvalbm.-
lUirlinatnn Pre Prtm.
"Mamma." erlitl Httlo Willie. "I
want an errand. Oh, I tnit have an
errand'' " Whv. child, what do ton
mean?"' "Oh, Harry mnuitna all hi
had gone down.to.wn on an errand, anif
I want 0110 to ride on too.' rcrji
--She was going on a journey and a
long night ride wa befn? her. "On
U.ar," she sighed, a her hu-band
, j.hv,rln i!m. eeplng-ear.
, ,- , .,;, ,, l.HoiI,; ftnT till.
ight travel J so tetHoti. nnd the hour
are o long." "Don't ! ilUeotirngi4!,
he said, "you an on a fat train aad
the night will lip by very rapidly.
"My dear." .a?d a wife to hrr ex
hausted huband In a dry-go!- Un.
"do you notice tho JaIie j-K-kpt-books
marked fifty cent each? They
are remarkably cheap." "I nolle
them," he naid. edging In the direction,
of the "tree! entrance, "but remember
the old maxim; 'Xuver buy anything
vou have no u-o for because, ks
cheap. " Chiruyo Triburw.
"That infernal old ben hant laid
an t; in a month. " iaid Yrvtwl tho
other morning to hi frail. " I ihiak
111 chop her head off. " "lont ! m
cruel." replied C$ reiehen, "I have(um
patience rait her. "Patience Haven't
I len patient with her? Ami harcs't
I been to her nct everv day for a
montli?" DotV all righC Carl; ooi
hxk mewhere eLe, too. I gue mar
be she has mislaid unJ"Prctstt
(Tasj in Ciiography Teacher
"What j the coldest country In tJw
world?' Precocious Pu41 - "Chifi.'
"When; do the mul come from?"
" Brazil." "In what land do tlr
make ladles ho? "Morocco.
"Where do they frr thing-? "la
Greece. "And whence conic oar
qucenswarc?' "From China- "la
what country are the people mmt cara
e,:r "Zealand "That'll do; tha
class's di.msed. Qolikn Iktyu
Merely a Question of Time-
Merchant "Sr here, I caa't aa
this, you know. Yoa get hrc half aav.
hour after even bod v else-
Clerk "I get here at eight aad leara
at six. I bellere those are the hows
yoa require pat in
3!erchaat "Certainly; hst yo are
never here till half pat cht,
Clerk "Ok. 1 see; yoa aaderstaaat
the tixie matter has sever beta setikC
ia Detroit, so I go by both -rfaadard a4
local tfae. I get here by eht o'e!afc
staadard tlae. that's 80 by yasar waaak;
see? Taea I leave by lacal tSaac. wkJaJa
is mx o'clock.
Merckaat "A adairaW arraf
ateat; bat as we had local tkae hum -fore
staadanl tiaw wa imtritt4 jaat
ivektlveirM ckaae kwrtalfcjr. Gas
acre kyekt otlak laaai aad
ay aix staa-aarC" -ftW Zras
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