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sot necessarily for publication. Imt as aaevi-
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"Write only oa ono side of the paper. Be
pcilcBlaily careful ki giving Biases and owes
to nave me louera ana ngures puwa
A CURBSTONE SCENE.
la tbe skideff tree. Tsjr tfce street of a city.
Lay a tirefttUe bay. wlta the torf for ats bad.
fa raa. bat ae beggar appealiaR to pity.
cklM ef tke lowly who toiled forhia Tares.
Beaiee btaakaadaaitatoed leaded with feel.
BiU of koard ke kad gleaned la tke laaea
where he crept.
Tin tke wheel o'er the pavement dragged
heavy aid cruel
And apeat with the strals of hU burden, he
Vrta aay one care, a tke many paw nigh him?
A threadbare wood-sawyer, bent, wriakled
Caaght sight of the aleeper. eame near aad atood
by him. ,. . i
And read in the petare the atory it told.
Hungry fare, acaaty rain.eat, with barely a
Hatless head, naked feet, fretted aora on tha
fished out a morsel of dry bread and mutton,
Aad left aim the dinner he'd brought for nl
There were eyes bright and merry. eyc tearful
On the watch ere the old man had tiptoed
And some.' in that meek loan of love and iU
gaw the sage that stooped tvhere the little
Aad tha aoulaf the child, through the tatters
that wetted trim. -
Drew the souls of the clad and fie fed to kla
Voung aad old brought their blessings to seat
And arums from the table of God to divide.
A boy and a mea dropped a dime and a dollar.
Women opened their purses by onea and by
Willing hands from the mansions, both greater
Brought a Jacket, a hat. and a stout pair of
AU stealthy aad silent, with gentle conniving.
They laid dewa their gifts with the wood
And lingered to see. at the sleeper's reviving.
His bashful thanksgiving smile up from the
Soon the little boy woke. Was it bounty or
I oat at kis recti -men a iaugn in ni
Turned his face where a glance gave the key to
And be clasped his new riches with blushes
And his helpers had Joy that was tender and
When they looked then and after, full many a
Down tho street where the toil-ridden child
of tho lowly
With his cart and his treasures had trotted
O. hearts thnt are human are human forever!
You may c oso them in caste, but they beat
thfou zh the wall.
Wealth and want own a kinship no breedia;
can sever, ,
And In sorrow the k est are brothers of all.
Bound love needs the m.ii;io of pity to free it:
Men only arc ajllkh itucauso they arc t!:d:
When ihe poor help tlio poor, if the whole world
could see it,
Tho haughty would blush, ar.d the cruel grow
Theroa llrown, in Youth's Companion.
A CRITICAL SITUATION.
Tho Sandwich Man Rolatoa
Story of His Life.
Aa I was walking through oncot the prin
cipal London t-treets the otlior day, on my
way to fulfil a business engagement, my at
tention was attracted by ono of those huga
posters which plentifully besprinklo tho
walls of tho city. In resounding tones of
red, blue and bright vcnnilllon, it called the
attention of the public to tho fact that tho
stirring sensational melodrama, of deep do
mestic interest, entitled: "For I.lfo or Death;
or, the Grave's Witness," was then being
lierformcd to overflowing audiences at the
Royal Lome Theater. Just alwvo tho
printed announcement was a picture repre
senting one gentleman apparently iu the net
of boring a hole in the floor with another
gentleman's head, and which I took to bear
reference to the printed notification below.
My momentary curiosity sat islied, I turned
to proceed on my way, when my eyes en
countered those of a man standing by my
aide a man whom I had not noticed before,
and who might have been tho very ghost of
a sandwich man instead of a sandwich man
in tho flesh, si suddenly and quickly had ho
come upon me. Yet, there lie unmistakubly
was, his tattered old frockcost, once the
pink or laatoan, irayva at the edges worn
to shreds at tho seams, and bulging at the
elbows; the- trousers darned and patched in
a dozen different places, but now gone far
beyond the last stage of repair; the patent
leather boats broken and down at heel, and
almost sololess; the battered white hat,
with WacTtband round it, and the brim all
but gone; tho bulbous red nose, tho tremb
ling mouth and tho bleary eyes that told
their own tale. I stood for a moment star
ing at this sudden ap;K'aratirc without any
particular reason, and lie, in his turn, star
ing at mo. This pause, awkward enough in
all conscience, was of that character in
which one of tho parties focls implied to
make an observation of some kind in order
to get decently away. Before I could open
my lips, howover, my ompanion anticipa
"Striking sort of picture that.' ho said, in
si dry, huskv voice, and with an apologetic
kind of sniff.
"If coloring has any thing to do with it. I
should certainly s.iy it was striking enough,"
"Ah!" lie returned, "you seemed inter
cstedin it, but I'll warraniyou are not half so
interested in it as 1 am. There's not a soul in
all this city that understands that picture as
I do. The worst of it is. when I once start
looking I'm unable to leivo it for thinking
f what this play once did for me. Then
the pjllce have to move me on and thnt gets
,'melrdo trouble. Kven if I would forget
tho pad, I mav not, for look here! ho
pointed to the two boards slung over his
aliQulders as he Mke, and shnve.l me the
ir script ion "For Lire or Death,'' in light
) tag zigzag letters.
"Mao? people stop to look at the posters
heie and "Ise where, but there is not one of
them to wVm it means what it doe? to me.
To you and them it is only a picture badly
dotaicd. dirndly cut and worse colored.
To me it is i ho very of my life's ruin. Per
haps you'll ucaler what I'm driving at. If
you care to lUicn for a few moments I will
tell yoa." Ho glanced at the open doorway
of one of tho old city churches near at hand.
"Come in here," he said: 'it's quiet and
shady, and when there's no one about they
sometimes let tae go in there for a rest.
Tou may like to hear what I have to tell.
and I shall ba glad to get these infernal
boards off ray shoulders for a few momenta.
TkertMjghly interested already in spite of
myself perhaps more by the man's man
ner than anything else I followed him.
Entering tke porch he took tke boards off
bis shoulder and placed them agatast the
wall, and taking his seat on ths bench Just
Inside the doorway, drew a pocket nandker
ckief from kis pocket aad mopped bis fore
-To begin with." ke saU, afteramomeat'e
alienee, "let ate toll ytm that my name ia
.Sdwara Morton. Perhaps yoa will aot Be
lieve aw if t say tkat I was once apea a
Vmm what of all things ia the world do
yoatkia adrasaatioeritic! Yea, tfatree.
Waal Is saoro, a dramatic criticism waa tke
kjagiaaiag and end of aur downfall, aad tkia
w now it happened. It was about tea Tears
ata, aad assw after I smarted avloaraaUotto
ZrMriatkanrUiees,tkat I took asttae-
sjesjejaeaeefOsV great daily aaaste Tke
TUtaaerer.tewi. This I succeeded in ee
teiaiaw tkraaga tke lalataoe of a Mead at
mease piece of good fortano. Hewerer
tkat may be, up to town 1 came, aad aot
keiag quite a fool, tuned by chaaces to
suck good accouit that I was spokea of oa
all sides as a promising young man.' I
might bare gone oa this way. aad ultimately
attained to a bald bead and a sub-oditorsblp
at fifty or so, but for doing two exceedingly
foolish things. I made the acqaaiaUnce of
Charlie Dasbwood. aad I fell desperately fa
love witk a pretty actress, aad oae who was
quite ss clever and good as she was pretty
Lizzie Rayburn you remember her! This
Charlie Daskwood was a Journalist like my
self wild, harum-scarum fellow of the
speculative sort you're met this prototype,
I dare aay; always going off at a tangent,
or breaking out in a fresh place when least
expected; full of extravagant ideas about
the undiscovered possibilities of the press;
always vaporing about the reforms be in
tended to originate, if ever be should edit a
paper of bis own. I, at that time, admiring
and looking up to Charlie, not only as the
best of good fellows, which he really was,
but as the very prince of journalists and an
origiual genius, which only too late, I have
discovered ho was not, firmly believed in
and held to him in spite or the ridicule and
chaff of older and wiser heads.
"At last, one day Charlie came to me at
the office in a perfect frenzy of excitement
with tho news that be had just taken tho
management of a new weekly paper called
The Bullseye, which would make its appear
ance the following week, and which had, as
usual, been started to fill thenot particularly
noticed void. 'We're all full up with the
exception of the dramatics, and, Teddy, my
boy, you're tho very man! I know you have
ideas of your own about-the way that sort
of thing should be done, and here's the op
portunity. Between us. we will make the
pa'icr the biggest go in London.'
"What Dasbwood said was true. I bad
long possessed secret yearnings that way,
which I had at times confided to Charlie.
For a moment considerations of prudence
came to my aid, and I ventured the mild
suggestion of a doubt as to whether I was
quite fitUsl for that line of work.
'Nonsense, my boy!' said Charlie; I
know your proper capacity. You're sure
to make a hit.' It was a curious fact that
Charlie possessed the most remarkable in
tuitive faculty for discovering everybody's
proicr capabilities except his own.
"'Besides.' he added, 'think of Lizzie.'
"That settled It, Without further ado I
cloed with the offer, and a fortnight later
saw me installed as dramatic critic of The
Bullseye, with the title of that publication
inscribed on my cards underneath that of
The Blunderer. The plan of operation I
proceeded to act upon was this: I had long
had a wholesome contempt for that class of
dramatic critics forever hanging round
stage doors and hotel bars, and drinking
with managers and actors, so I resolved to
set an example in the opposite direction by
keeping religiously aloof from all associa
tion with the profession with one excep
tion. This was Lizzie, who insisted on re
ceiving her littlo paragraph of two or three
lines regularly every week, and with whom
I spent each Sunday afternoon and evening
at her father's place in Twickenham, whither
he hail retired to spend tho rest or ids days,
free from tho smoke of A Id gate and the
cares of the grocery business. There had
once been soma talk of a Mr. Loydall. a
huge, beotla-broweJ, hoarse-voiced tra
gedian, who played heavy lead to Lizzie's
juveniles at the Olympian, but ho soon found
out that ho had no chance with me. and
after one or two tussels retired from the
battle, leaving me to walk over the course
at my leisure.
"As you will guess, matters were pretty
well settled betweeu Lizzie and me, and we
obtained old Uayburn's consent to our mar
riage whenever tho Blunderer's manage
ment should recognize my merits sufficiently
to advance my salary, and to enuble me to
take Lizzio away from tho stage. The Bulls
eye, contrary to everybody's exectatinns
everybody, that is. outside the office
showed signs of becoming a pronounced
success. My dramatic criticisms were soon
ono of tho leading features of the journal.
1 had always had a notion that the wither
ing, sarcastic stylo of writing was best
suited to me.und this was the lino I took, with
such effect that at times it became difficult
to find out whether I had been praising or
'slating' a piece or an actor. Sonio people
were unkind enough to sny tl-nt they would
prefer the latter process to tho former.
Needless to say that, as the power aud in
fluence of the paper increased. I soon be
came an object of bat red and dread to the
whole profession. This only tickled my
vanity the more, and I would stmt along
Fleet street and the Strand of a morning
meeting the scowl or passing 'pros.' with a
stare of supercilious indifference.
"Ono night, entering mv club at the usual
hour, just before starting for tho Lome
Theater, where a now piece, entitled 'For
1 ifo or Death.' was to be produced that
evening. I found a telegram lying for mo
in the rack. It was from Lizzie's mother,
telling me that Lizzie had been -eized with
a dangerous illness that very morning, and
liegging that I would proceed to tho house
at once. For a moment I was in a serious
dilemma. At all hazards I must see Lizzie
that night, yet it was imperative that I
should attend the first night's show at tho
Lorne, having for that special occasion un
dertaken The Blunderer's special notice in
place ol tho regular man, who was absent
'The.-, an idea struck mo as I caught sight
of Scrubby, the dramatic critic of the
Scorcher, at the other end of the room,
already preparing to leave Scrubby was a
reliable man, I knew, and the best available
for the purpose I had ia my.mind. Crossing
over to wherj ho was, I showed him the
telegram, and explained my difficulty.
"Nothing easier, my boy.' he exclaimed,
clapping mo on the back. Trust to mo.
I'm going down to the show, and will leave
you a programme hero, marked with my
notes, on my wav to the office. If you're
back here by half-past ten. you'll find it
waiting. Then you can scribble your
notices for the two papers from my notes
and send them in the usual way.'
"Warmly shaking him by tho hand, I ac
cepted his offer, and hastened away to
Twickenham. Wheu I reached tho house I
found my darling already delirious in tin?
first stages of a high fever, and calling for
me. I remained by her side, holding her
hand in mine and soothing her ss best I
could until she had fallen off into a fitful
doze. Then 1 stole quietly away, whisper
ing to Mrs. Ilayburn that I would return as
soon as my business ia uevn was concluded.
"When I got back to the club I found as
I expected, tbe programme lyinc in lno
rack, inside aa envelope addressed to me.
Scrubbv's analysis of the production, play
and acting, was distinctly unfavorable, nis
marginal notes having such a bitterly acrid
flavor that I concluded it must all have been
very bad indeed; aad so I followed suit with
good interest, cutting up everything and
everybody concerned in the most unmerci
ful manner. Tke notices written. I put
them into separate envelopes, the one ad
dressed to The Blunderer, the other to The
Bullseye, aud sent them to tke offices by tke
club messenger. This done, I went back to
"Returning to tbe town the following
morning, almost tke first person I met was
Charlie Dasbwood. 1 made to speak to him
when, to my utter bewilderment he stopped
me short with a motioa of kis hand, looked
me full in the face, and slowly drew a copy
of tkat morning's Bullseye from his pocket.
Opecing it, be pointed to my criticism of
the production of 'For Life or Death,' at tke
Lone Theater, and keld it up close to my
eyes, then, deliberately taming km hack
apea me. passed oa without uttering a syl
lable. 1 stared after aim ia a kind of daw
asaerraaidljdlsaapasred. What ea sank
ceam be atonal Whatooaldhe be driving
kaowaaimm) act a straagely. Coald he
TsassdacaChmaaaa, or was I foiC
amine, or whet!
"If I wants aa anvssjsatiea I
aeriatiea of wkleklteeapasadastkataftaa
coantable trembling at the iager-tlns.
I found Inside was a cheek for three months
salary, with tke aotiacatioa to tke offset
tkat in consequence of my great success la
having that morning made The Blunderer
the laughing stock of all London, tbe pro
prietors aocsiderec it due recognltioa af my
talents tbatlshoald not enter the esse
again. For explanation I was referred to
tbe enclosed cuttings from that day's daily
newspapers. I lifted one of tbe slips from
out of tbe envelope, and what then met my
eyes caused me to stagger back speechless
and breathless against the wall, for there ia
that brief announcement of the postpone
ment at the last moment of 'For Life or
Death,' I saw the evidence of tbe horrible
treachery of which I had been a victim. Tke
evidence of my own ruin, utter and Irre
mediable, stared me in the face. I bad acta
ally written a detailed report and criticism
of an audience which had never assembled,
of actors who had never appeared, of a
piece which bad never been produced.
'What need is there for me to tell yon
more, when you can guess the rest for your
self! You don't want to hear that I and the
palters with which I had been connected
came the by-word and scoff of Hngland. and
that the Bullseye in particular never sur
vived the shock. Nor do vou need to be told
that thn few hundred enemies whom I had
contrived to raise around me by exceeding
smartness turned tho story iu all ways so as
to tell to my disadvantage, or that my jour
nalistic career, which meant my livelihood,
was practically at an end, if you can under
stand the charitable eyes with which an ed
itor would be apt to look upon that kind of
mistake. Whatever I tried, wherever I
went, to London or the provinces, it was
always the same the black shadow pursued
me and closed every door in my face. Liz
zie, of all the world, was the only one who
clung to me in my trouble, and insisted on
carrying out her promise and marrying me
in the teeth of herlparents, who threw her
off when they found her bent on allying
herself to a pauper. She struggled on my
side for two years, comforting and sustain
ing me in our bitterest adversity with her
love and faith, until one day she died in my
arms, and tho light of my life went out.
Then, having nothing else in tho world to
cling to, I clung to tbe drink tbe while it
dragged me down, down, down to what I
One thing mora I have to montion, said
the sandwich man, as he rose from his seat
and proceeded to hang the boards over his
shoulders again; "it was one day some
months after the events described that I
met Scrubby. I can't for the life of me un
derstand how you caino to fall into that ter
rible blunder,' he said, 'ep:cially after
the uote I left for you, tclliug how wo had
all gone down to tho theater on a wild-goose
chase, only to find that the piece was post
poned until the following week.'
"Note! I.eft forme by you!" I ejaculated.
"Yes! No! now I como to think of it. I
didn't leave the note. I wanted to go down
to tho Parthenon to see the now burlesque,
nut I gave it to a man who said he would be
passing the club and woiild hand it in. Let
me see. Ah! I have it now you know him
Loydall, the Olympian heavy lead." 8.
Smith, in Outing.
MASTER OF BALLANTRAE.
A Sng Which ICoiikIi IrUU Xentla-Ia
k King Agitln.
Tho talk: fell, as it did often, on tho
exiles in Franco; so it glided to tho
mutter of their songs. "There is one,"
says the master, "if yon are curious in
the.-e matters, that has always seemed
to mo very moving. The poetry is
harsh; and yet. perhaps because of my
situation, it has always found tho way
to my heart. It is supposed to lw sung,
I should tell you. by an exile's sweet
heart, and represents, perhaps, not so
much tho truth of what she is thinking
as tho truth of what he hopes of her.
poor soul, in these far lands." And
hero tho master sighed. "I protest it
is a pathetic sight when a score of
rough Irish, all common sentinels, get
to this song; and you may hue. by their
falling tears, how it strikes home to
them. It goes thus, father.'' says ho,
very adroitly taking my lord for a
listener, and if I can not get to tho
end of it. you must think it is a com
mon case with us exiles." And there
upon ho struck up tho same air as I
had heard tho captain whistle; but now
to words, rustic indeed, yet most
pathetically setting forth a poor girl's
aspirations for an exiled lover, of
which one verse indeed (or something
like it) still sticks by me:
O. I will dye my petticoat red.
With my dear bov I'll be.; my bread.
Thouch all mv friends should wish me dead.
For Willie among the ru-hs. O!
He sang it well even jis a song, but
he did it better yet as a performer. I
have heard famous actors, when thero
was not a dry eye in the Edinburgh
Theater; a great wonder to behold;
but no more wonderful than how tho
master played upon that littlo ballad
and on those who heard him liko an
instrument, and seemed now upon tho
point of failing, and now to conquer
his distress, so that it seemed to pour
out of his own heart and hN own past,
and to he aimed direct at Mrs. Henry.
Scribner s Magazine.
The Sheep-Herder's Life.
The sheep-herder's life, to say tho
least, is a hard one. He lives in a tenl
the year round, and often for weeks al
a time entirely alone. The sheep re
quire constant attention to keep them
from straving and to protect them from
the wolves and coyotes. Out in the
blazing sun all day. with no friendly
shade tree, and returning at nighl to
his tent, ho has to do his own cooking
and washing and other work of tho
camp. As tho grass is thin and scat
tering, tho herd has to be constantly
on the move, which makes the ad
ditional labor of moving camp at least
every ton days. The herder is a
stranger to even the common comfort
and conveniences of life, and is de
prive! of all the benefits of society and
friends. His bed is on the ground.
Often water is very scarce and he is
thankful if he can get enough to mako
his tea. He has no knowledge of what
is going on in tho world, and seldom
keeps the run of the days, weeks or
months. He must get hj own break
fast and be out by daylight, as that is
tho time the flocks are on the move.
Often at night he has to be out to pre
vent the herd from being scattered by
covotes and other enemies. When
added to all this are the fierce winds and
fearful cold of the Wyoming winter,
when be must pitch his tent upon the
open plains with no fuel but the scanty
roots of the sage bush, surely his occu
pation is not adesitable oaa. Forest
The Paaama Caaal Company ia
paying up some of its mea found that,
ow'ing- to two men havia&r beea mur
dered, it became aeceasary to valnw tlht
loss sustained by their relatives. Tea
dollars apiece was the amount asUled
la awviacbeeetaere ia aw
taaa etariac early apriac.
ibo are Uffat ami tke
OUTWARO MOUftNf NO.
Caataa f Wvartas Cnssw for Loes
rriola ralltac late Dtsns.
We go through a great deal of false
aentiment and false politeness in the
matter of our funeral ceremonies and
our mourning uttire. In the youthful
days of our present sexagenarians tho
mark of mourning a piece of black
crape around the sleeve of a colored
coat was reserved for the army only.
Army and uavy officers alone might
make this modest manifestation stand
in lieu of the glossy sables and deep
hat-bands of civilians. Ther was a
howl, as well as a sneer, when the-o
civilians tulopted the militury custom.
and on the sleeve of a colored coat
stitched a block baud to denote tho
death of a dear friend or near relation.
Howls and sneers notwithstanding, tho
custom gained ground, and is now rec
ognized, adopted and approved of.
There are many who set their faces
against the excessive mourning of by
gone attire. No longer do nil widow
even think it necessary to clothe them
selves in crape, and tho life-long obli
gation of the widow's cap, like the life
long obligation of th widow's black,
is at an end. Those who like to cling
to the ancient methods have their will
and do their pleasure, but tlio.-e who
do not tho-. who carry death in their
hearts and do not care to show it to tho
world or those who really are not
deeply afflicted may dispense with
mourning altogether, if they have tho
mind. Simple black answers all tho
purpose, and tho term for this is great
ly curtailed. We no longer feel that
wo pwe it to the memory of the dear
dead to make ourselves uncomfortable,
and to H'icnd money on mere show -o:i
mere signs and symbols to gratify tho
watching world. Deep in our hearts
wo bear tho sacred imago we keep
allvo the holy mime. We have loved
that noble man. that pure-souled woman
the father, the husband, the gloriom
brothor. the mother who bore us, and
the sister who was our cradlo
playmate. We have loved for all
our life; wo shall love to the
hour of death. Hut need wo thfti
clothe ourselves in crape aud woolen,
and mark ourselves "llereaved" as by
a placard pinned to our breast? Far
better and more suitable -aye, and
sometimes far more sincere, too tho
undemonstrative acceptance of the in
evitable the quiet cherishing of secret
sorrow the clo.-e concealment of tho
sacred love. Tho sorrow lies then,
and we do not wi-li to show it to tho
world as a beggar unfolds his sore.
We do not wish to bo questioned nor
condoled with. Who can comfort us?
No one! What good does it do u or
tho world to riaunt our grief in crape
and weepers in the face of the curiou.
the unsympathetic, the critical? Too
much" or "too littlo" "too soon left
off" or "too long kept on" "the fashion
too smart for mourning" or "the dpth
ridiculous for tho occasion. "' Do wo
want to run tho gauntlet of all our
dead friends' criticism-? Far bettor
the slightest indication that is possi
bleso slight as to escape general
notice than this which attracts general
attention? Duchess of Rutland, iu
. m .
INVASION OF CATS.
A Mcau .lokn I'rrpftrwtril tin tltr IVopt
of : MU.itiil Town.
"When I was living in a steamboat
town on the Mississippi." remarked an
old man iu a barber's shop a few days
ago, "there was a fellow who put up a
very neat job on tho inhabitants,
against whom h must have had some
terrible grudge. He came into tho
town one day and distributed handbills
right and left, taking special pains to
put as many of them as possible into
tho hands of farmers who had come in
to sell their grain.
'That was before the railroads camo
to take business away from the river
towns, some of which had an immense
trade. The place I waa in hail o.O")
or .((M) inhabitants, and was tho
shipping port for all the grain raised
for miles around, as well as the place
where the farmers obtained all their
supplies. The last time I was there it
had dwindled down to a village of 2.0".
and perhaps by this time it has no
existence at all. even on the map.
"These bills that were so freely
scattered about stated that thendter
tiser had a contract with a certain
steamboat company for furnishing a
large number of cats to destroy the nits
and mice that were verv numerous
about the warehouses at dilTerent land
ings along the river. He. therefore,
offered ?;! for each full-grown Tom eat.
$'2 for each female puss, and ."0 cents
a head for kittens old enough to get
their own living. All the cats were to
be delivered at a certain place in tho
town on a Thursday evening tho
night that a particular boat was due.
"Well, thnt Thursday afternoon came
ind the streets of the town were jut
crowded with people. They came in
wagons, on foot, and on horseback, and
every person carried a sack. Mime of
By evening between 3.000 and 4.Ct)
cats had boon brought into that de
fenseless city. They were left in and
about a vacant building near the land
ing. The man who wa to purchase
tho cats was nowhere in sight. Tho
country people were, making inquiries
for him everywhere. A crowd of bovs
attracted by the caterwauling went to
the old building and bt.an to amuse
themselves by untying tbe bag and
letting out the cats. Of course tho
cats began fighting and raied a nol-c
like 10.009 demon. Suddenly a tam
pede occurred aad tbe animal ruhed
pellmell into the crowd, crawling over
people, jumping and fighting, and
climbing walls aad roofs in a mad
race for liberty. The boys took aftr
the cat, aad the men joined in. de
termined to rid the town of the feline
invaders. Tbe next morning there
were a good many stray cats seen about
ia back yards, and a good many dead
ones lying ia the street aad alley.
Oae boatman said hi counted oir 400
dead cats ia tke river. The mas who
perpetrated the joke was never s-reo ia
tke place. luckily for him." Pittsburgh
Ice waa artilciaily maaufactarei
ay tke see ef
sari j as ITS.
ekesaicsi aixtarte aa
A dry keriet Oae
UNCLE SAM'S SPECIE.
aTew Hllvvr Cola Is Traasart4
lMidl4ita I WaaaJacta.
Through the Adams Kxpres Compa
ny tho United Stataa Government is eu
gaged in transferring fT.OUO.OOO in spe
cie from the21.7.V.000 In the big vault
In the post-office building to tho United
States Treasury in Washington. Otn
million dollars worth of the precious
metal molded into United Slate coins
is being daily carried out of the jhi
ofticc building, loaded oa Adams ox-pre.-
cars and shipcd to Washington.
Tlie removal of coin is made under the
siiervision of Major .James Mullane.
ns-datant cashier of tho National Tre.-v
ury. He Is accompanied by two as
sistants from Washington. Twenty
laborer from the Philadelphia mint,
under the direction of S iperintendent
Fox. complete tho working font. Tho
workers are guard! by secret sorvieo
detectives attached to the Treasury
Department, who nro unknown to all
but the olticials from Washington, and
their glances never wundcr from tho
mountain of silver dollars in tho vault
of the post-otlice.
The specie is tied up In heavy canvas
bags, each containing !.(", which
weigh sixty pounds. These bags are
sealed with the Government seal, and
before passing from the vault they are
carefully scrutinized. After being
satisfied iw to the correctness iu weight
and the perfect state of tho bag. the
ox press company's inspector srjils it
with the company's seal. Tho slight
est imperfection Is Mirtlcient cause for
rejection by the express company
officials. A thousand-dollar b.ig with
a small hole was recently rejected, and
had to bo recounted and verities! le
fore it was allowed to pa tho in
spectors. Fifty bags, each containing 1.000 sil
ver dollars, and weighing In the ag
gregate S.OW pounds, are loaded ujHin
a carriage or truck. Guarded by two
uniformed officers and the eyes of tho
secret-service detectives, tho carriages
are wheeled to the elevator and taken
down-stairs and through the passngtw
way to Chant street. At tho rear en
trance stands a heavy wagon of tho
Adams Kx press Company. Tho con
tents of the carriage are transferred to
the wagon, and. manned by four detec
tives, tho load is convoyed to the main
office of tho company at Sixteenth ami
Market streets. These .'( -0 install
ments are conveyed to the depot until
the million dollars are stored at tho
depot. Kach detective carries two
loaded pistols ready for iwstant action.
Two pairs of the finest nntouintic hand
cuffs and a blackjack complete his de
fensive outfit. Any attempt to molest
tho precious load would invito a volley
of pistol balls from every detective, as
their orders ar" to "hoot upon tho
slightest attempt at roblory.
When the sixty-pound bags of silver
arrive at the main office they disap
pear as completely as if the earth had
opened and shallowed them up. The
money is never seen again until Its ar
rival in Washington. Kach bag if
silver is placed in a heavy oaken keg
bound with iron and sealed with the
Government and expros- company's
seals. These kegs are loaded upon an
express-car built expressly for this
service and lined with wrought-lron.
Kadi car will carry ll.lsM.O'r) In silver
or lii.o ).(; i in gold - ie. Alxtut
the movement of the car the eloet
secrecy l.s observed. Hut ono jx;ron
knows when it will start on its journey
or to tv hat train it will Imj attached.
Awaiting his orders Is a corps of
A few moments IWore the starting of
the train selected to Ix-ar the money
the car is attached. The detectives
are informed, and ono detachment Is
placed in tho ear. Other detectives
distributed thniuuh the train eloely
watch the movements of the passen
gers. This system of surveillance Is
continued until the train reaches
Washington, when the same method of
transfer is employed a occurs at tho
sulr-treasury vaults in this city. Phila
A PLEASANT VOICE.
It ! to t!ir llr.rt Wlisl l.ig'it la tha
There Is no power of love o hard to
get and keep us a kind voice. A kind
hand is deaf and dumb. It may he
rough in Jbsh and blood, yet do tho
work of a soft heart, and do It with a
soft touch. Hut there is no one thing
that love so much need ns a sweet
voice to tell what It means and feeU.
and it is hard to get and keep It In tho
right tone. One must start in youth
and lo on the watch night and day, at
work, at play, to got and keep a voice
that shall epenk at all times th
thought of a kind heart. Hut this Is
the time when a sharp voice Is mot
apt to be got. Vou oftn hear loy and
girls say won! s at play with a quick.
harp tone. n if It wero th nap of a
whip. When one of them cet texed
you will hear a voice that --und a if
it were made up of a snarl, a whine
and a bark- Such a voice oftn srn-ak
wore than tho heart feel. It show,
more ill-will in the tone than In the
word. It is often in mrth that on?
get a voice or a ton that 1 harp aad
sticks to him through life, and tir up
ill-will and grlei. aad fall like a drop
of gall on tho eet joy. at home. Such
a. thes get a sharp horn? voter for
use. and keep thdr bet voice for tho!
they meet cL-cwherc- I would aay to
all the boys and girl: "U your gust
voicj at home. Watch it day by Axj
tut a rxwl of great pric for It will hj
worth to you in days to corn con
than the let pearls hid ia tha - A
kind volco is a lark's ong v a hearth
and home. It I to the bsrt what light
is to the eye. Farm aad Finsslde.
He Dfdn't Finish the Job.
Winks I didn't you arossd yes
terday, Minks No. I had a roots that ared
ed papering aad palatiag. aad I thosg&t
I'd stay hoe aad do It t&jVL But
caa't stop to talk Ym ia a bsrry.
'Well. I've got to take my Irasiaeec
aeit to tke dyer's aad cleaaer s. say
wife's best drews aloag witk It, aa4 I
meat stop at a store far a sew carpel.
aad tksra kaat ap seme palater aae.
te to pat tke tulaalag
oa tkat reesa. vee kaew." X.
FARM AND FlftSSID!
One part suet to twe part lari
rrndorcd together. U mueh kcttcr for
frying purj than all lard.
One dollar exploded la tke frwH
garden will Mre two dollar in butch
ers' and doctors' bllK" say aa enthu
--Though carpet Is aot a delrab!e
covering for the kitchen foor. a piece
in front of the table end sink ia vorv
grateful to peoplo who suffer from
cold feet, and I so ranlly taken up aad
shaken as not to N objectionable,
Orange Custard Th yelks of
three ege. bnaten quite light, five
J tab!e.poonfuls of white sugar, the juice
of two and the grated rind of ono
J orange, a little a!t and one cupful of
i cream. Mix all well tog other; then
i add the whites. U-aten to a .tiff froth.
stir lightly and bake slowly.
-I would recommend to every
farmer." ayi a Country Gentleman
corres'HUideut. "who wishes to know
which is host .t.rin-' or fall ploughing
! -totrv lKth .v on hlsown land, nail
and half, instead of reading the argu
ments of writers who Ihe a hundred or
a thousand in!es away "
Tho gstinrd of tho fowl masticates
! the food, but this ui only b" done with
t tbe aid of sharp, gritty material. A : pn.-Wed up their "scores, roweu
i hen can eat pounded glass with Is-nelit their moe. and duly departed !
'. it,v i.f th.. ailments of iHMilirv inline the UIler tbe host mtstrst h-
winter are duo to tho lack of grittv
... ,. . . 1, i
ubstances. tlie Uinl peing iwai-iuro
to d.gt-st umnasticated food, which r'
suit in indigestion.
Haw meat chopjd fine and fed
once a day will produce more eggs
than any other fol that can lo given
the hen- One pound of rough meat to
fifteen hens Is sufficient. 'Hie meat
hould ! lean. and. if preferred, may
!e cooked, but It gives letter result'
when given raw. It Is not expensive
' when tho increased numtwr of eggs is
No employer, where then are
hlldrcn on tho farm, wants a man.
however giNhl a workman ho may N
If ho uses profane or ulgar language.
or Is rough or cruel to animals Such
man will spoil a yok of oxen or a
, paa of well-trained horses in a single
-eason. The profane or bdoal man
Is often tho quicker workman, but tho
- dow and decent man wtil prove the
' -he-iper in the end. mericnii Agrl-
Graham Pudding: A whobtsome
, Je-sert may lw mnde by mixing U
ijother a aoupful molasses, half a
I teaciipful melted bwtlr. two well
j le,iei eggs, one tea- npful mill., a tsa-i-jMionfiil
soda, four t.-.n-.ipf.il Graham
i Hour, half a teasj.iful salt, a tea
' cupful seeded ralrjlts. and spire to
I tate. Place In a buttered jiaior pod
l ling dish, set In a stamr ami keep
ontinuouslv cooking two and one-half
to three hour,
?ierv.. with hotter ...!
.,,"., . .
sugar rubUil together, or hot mwo. -
Orange. I udd Farmer.
That noted hio farmer and pro
11 tic writer on rural topics, T. H. Terry,
does not ludiove In fall plowing. a he
declare there must b" a great lo'S of
fertility during the winter to the bare
soil. lie would not plow under a
clover aftermath. Waits., the stubble
. . . i ,.. ,i ... i
anil decavoig lejives fall to the grouiol.
cover it with mulch, protect It from in
jurious washing, colli-et the water and
cause it to sink Into the ground, carry
ing with It whatever Is soluble la lie
surface, which l at oneo filtered o"t
aud held bv the mat of roots in th iii
i:tlinatrs tif ArlMtr-V llsr ttr.
I'ln Trr.-ll. i;ir
.T.wl.rlni. bribe i.nd..ret,e..of Western
writers, the list of evergreen -ult-st jHma A fWlrtly morfr, ,
t their climate differs widely from j n-lur r repM.ia . if lis TVi-. I
ours on the Atl.inllc cast. One Kijxr ' wjriy l trutkfulir st f f u in 1 e ;n
recommends (1iln.i arlnjr-v llae and j ll" 1'fwt. h .w it .ismA smt erui
, , .. riil i . l ' fin tie? utitff lisas , thn liMtl Is iiuUs twi
nd ceiinr. neither of whU hare alii;itHi i ..... . . .
1 rirrtK to 4s:-t il.epli s. sht.i
for lietiglng with us.an.lareiiot.j-H-1- IknM . ar.s.r.ie.rfi,. Mtam-yMt.f .?
ally dolnible n.s nrtiamental tr. The rrj-- vi.g Urr- n sutirssi iUt .
Chines,, arlxir-vltae. when planted ) ti aa.t itrw t'ttteai ! !
thickly -ouri lose-its lower bmuelves. ,., .utk m vn rg..ru iHlfe it
and beside. U often quite tender, dv- s r . , ' , .. . ' '
I . , wbl( n (jfc u .,. the Virtues r tih-
ing out In simi!- and Irreparaby Injur- v ru., ..r u.ia
ing the npjenrane of the screen vr Vnubio nn) it. kssrs-. Iu Wf
helge. The red cedar doe mil taki 1 t s rUfoi u sad '- tt
klndlv to thl- service, and rareJv lurm Hrpre. Nfj-if" -l
,, ", . , . . .ri , lUi-sH Ml lf.e!r f.ts"r Ursr the p rUmilf
a slight ntx of even plant. rhe otn- . , , ' .. . ,. .
' ! ttff leh llr sf a arjai.
men juniper is even worse than either , Tn,r r4Wtrw ij,i ,.tfw u. .
of the foregoing, and h'iuld never ia,si l j.i,4-of Ulr nr-r-stMl sOws-py.
uel for this puriHfse. In forming a Ht tr u-r h I o tvJ al li4 t-
of available evergreen for hwjglng ' t-ir, b7i.rvn -
. , .. . , i , ' rnrls b)toeirrH e. mtmg . !
with us. the Norway spntre .bould l M, r..,
plaee.1 Jrt. a the most r-dlabiespeeH" w r,, . BBMaiit-.l s,i Ihtwmt
for all plfMs, and a eaily kept wlUila trtit the c!tU1 ot4
Itounds as any other resembling a' -
wall of living grree when pnj-rly i An HoreWs Uut Trie Mst.
pruntsl. almost lm;netrnbb by birds J
thoroughly hardy, and remarkably
dene in tncturo. For general Htr
turban- the American arUsr-
. .-.. t t.i . . . -. i i.
iiuv -eniej r.fis or-it. wy it -
I. cbe planting ha a -e!g d- , 1"rert "k Wed. kk la
fvet on the mdirUlwal daate. awl a j at '-ry m.
roro drr winter H -l,aaUy waic ,n B1 o hmt by dlrta i
gaps In'the hedge. The vaHty kmo ciT r-oiarks U, Ikejto. Pke efwr
. th. siirir, srlr.vliA i. . lr Ksejtlng aa order u h.s4 a-
rinher. diejar gre-in than Um al-.vi.
and ih not trrww nui! so ia as U.e
Cimk! the herak-'Se .prc- b. a
fended ujn ilunag rj cold. wh-Jr
winter, it reiW r.,rtaialy e-the.trf.
. i j . i. . ... . -
grs"S bgf-tnt "tor jletsce.
but unfortunately it I I libit ut u
jurrd. &ot"tthtandirjg It is fi4ttvt of
the North. tJlose plantifig U ha: dt
the tailief In this
it i r '
-rable for th injury to the rtyr-
ritac. a iwtlwir stated Anvi
ins-, the aa:iT K-ov strobn. U U-,
inJbr-Jv5f. beATjnr th .br -tlh .
impuaity. awi dlsr-garding th- c. j
lr-ns cf crAd. ia fart, tbe wfait pi j
really fora: a beMatUal llbt silver j
4 . k, -v- , -?
la s,- 'rwi . - - urn as -vm f- -j -. ' s s- .
the dlfferest varUue-s. of tn? txi ar
admirably ?iL In addltioa to ti-
e with which they ar r served
withia propr boand. tbelr aasvraity
deas? r.rrtre aad dtr- greiw, gUy
color. ari strong f&itivr ! tlsss
ssorw freqsweslly. So j-3t dUrvsrit
ahad'si pots o perfectly a tke faadiy
ef bitj. er box. altaoh tarrs Is. e4
course, a liatit to !l T4sru. Tae
dwarf forats of arbor-rUaw saaaw frsf
tittle Wfw. Vat l2wr are a vtt ea
daris4 KrtiaSpera crVcas aai aV
pisilrra are wrS sstapsei tar erasv
saeatai sruais. tae pnem atea IsWm
ia tke r tf tastir faaawai eea.-. t.
It Bvay U ris-d g Urn as- I -mm?x ""' f-- - "
nl.l r-M. v , j. If H -rijM i .-... . . . . -
. ... t rmlirjtr ntfAm iUbenc & i'xm-i
low 3e5?r. a? rilntf oomr. f '
A FftfMCH fTkOTIMCNT.
ae Tma T
Aa tdoprsarnt haa just tskrn pier
easier rataer peculiar circumstance
la rati. Som evralag ln- a gen
tleman living la the Kee eV OmrreHee
gave a brilliant reception Ik hl n'
aad alae organised a concert fr bU
guest. The singer aad musicians
Were k!re4 m tee Faubourg St. lni,
aad. although of earMacert cate
gory, it was sedulously givea out that
tke vocalists were lyric artiste f hlgk
repute. One of then. Iho barytone.
wit a handsome fe.'o of thirty, with
the languishing air of a Spanish
nadr or a I'rovencal troutsdor of
the olden time, and after his cml
performances In the ,V.vrt he w.
eagerly urroua.led b group- of
ludics. who complimented fctm on hi
sptcndnl voice, Aramg r.ust n-
J thusiastle admirers a tin yung
' l.-ul of tho house, the il.ugUter of
j ifce !. on whom tho scrito4T from
the F.ubourg U lenl b-Wo4 ht
most bewtU'htrur rlancws. Arier the
xH.al and instrumental prt of
the eenig' entertainment ' serec.
supjter was served. promruWiry U
Torpsiehorean p.rforma"C. -nd tae
barun. with hl Mtow-ssicr.
daughter, and lMniug that w4
' . . . . i ..k.-.. ...
lndisfoed be Ce to her chamber aad
found It "lonely." The hooe "aa
searched from lop to UitWttti, and lh
sorrowing parent wa lout by the oa
cierge that his daughter bail gone out
In her evening dres. which wa 00I7
covered bv a ma.ntoh. In th cou
jwuiy of a tall, dark oungm-n, bes
description corresponded to the Identi
ty of the handsome tiar tone tht bad
so enchanted the com pain by hl line
etceaiid gel looks The fugitives
have not len discovered; but la'k of
fund, will make lh in unable U bold
out Jong, for the joung lady had no
money, and the aw ful truth has been
discovered that the attractive bary
tone oued a fortnight ret to hl
landlady . w as in debt to all tbe eaUi
rr of creature comforts In lit netgh
iH.rhood. and frequently potronlree;
the loeal jiawn office Cor. London
'fttwrtlitUndtni? U MKrmMts ftrtanrs
wsutiNlaUs! tltrswgh tAe uw mt fr1"sf
us. Urge uwi vt tiMney r- simwuilj
taletl in lUitfTextu-t! tu4 unasiMnrHr
The merits of Mtl)r vt4MWesNstMUy
pr jMry Hlf-rtto lt the s4lnsv f MM
g xMtli.il ul eslo. r ri-i bMmr, IMm
litis, will jitir tKcero genof Uf kssms
! uitrTH-t.itejl vhue tl ttri rI
ty tb4vrWer vvUt lo Mkn ISms f Use
Wise hHstMHdWAN etMl tlMl's his S4 Mt
f"1 gr"sad. treia
It lre frwu .
Isisxtght forth. wmH m l.wrv.lro.1 ftsfel. same
j the .inlo. uf m a.irerUmhl is m
sit tnirUnl inatir
.lr4ros,lr-Mae. !ir-tly svl Js
Tlly mut d.-fswlrue any sxien.t
tlitendnl t.i cut h thn llilwoj" el Jl-si
to IrublkjeunU.lwHCe, Ah -l verisiset
, lrtrf,i u a l.t. n oum.l f 4.f s .
hrvuirbt ittsutnt tl miUttl frp.
j sx-f.,unMsl UT aiu.st vj..iI ,
a)r of lnV nit. miny Imuum It
j ... . .
UHiclest tke ch'rl ef astaro wswli
sit UMaklM.t m. Its simple jKUe sel sf
Vrlr-al IruUlfulttr.s m.ix U fiyrr
Tse alvrtlsr s.ii;tt ..r ut riai.
!. iririwif ln nsiH", ssb - f .m tt tt
fnenills it jf .t tl;.lf r-e t -i j,t.J.!
la "tng t-tr tais wlvrrtssonvent Wntfc
.., .. .. . a, ...II ... . ...
iKITinif 1(1" wjirr.,i , , rnKO
ttxtisl, uturir everr vl rs Ut a
aisitMsmsxtt hvtsletosi t rtiv l!hT.i
Isr of ttte stgrr rl su5r la tftis
" tftfb -r "sd'-s r- ,-i
At an obsere station in Kertmsw-a
i Ire tbr- jr ng lbi wt -
' J ttf - " r A
trrmi. drwn- ernswrb t U swrtv assl
t ln: ""- ! &'-
h' P"1 tJsroegi, Xb wnlfm&r
; ihit. oj in rr.. .g w wese -
j .. . t.
1 1-"3 im lew'
j relTeg but i r-t-re e
' i-repf. W u.fc blm li.r ir
i door nh tho ml Atrftt csMswaswf
tad U hlra Hi ders4 Um se
i door ho th trt drtf
UJrir and stbJ hlra. Tb
knowitif ft to b hi d-sia
OkzA- on tm'jtrj. h4 fc were td r
pfosvh for Ll mjr-rr. u r
4 hi "wft '. - -"
rJ & tM-ret
CI a t- irsp7
lfc 5 k k UtI L
.. as?... e
145-. ytag. P-l It ?,- .'
UMs at tk-ir ft. -Xsaj
" . ,. .
Aa A--riaA U rssij fc
We4 w,!rs ar rj is.
fca4 S tferewa Ttsvi np iA. II
fse ysw (iU eys. v-7 iT
tUrcisg. ar wltaS rt r-r' t
Je ItUaserta) i. s '
s4rr ftis skatCy Wsrws ti
stter ttvm iU kitJs-rt ; -
Mrs- DwCaltofw--lIirrrrsf C-dA4
ftn saarry livi rav ' I Uy -Mf
ywe erusj IU su & i
esUsv- Mies Urn Cltml o -A
saa et t ! jaiaa,-' -TS if
r -! wee l ruaevwraerw
let v. j - A . ,' . !.
1 Itkamtur witk
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