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LN freedom's land s bone did
Stanch Puritan and cavalier;
Upon Atlantic'! ah ore tber
Their lot In life and anchored fast;
The yoke of toll the fathers wore.
The children's children gladly Dors
For love of thee.
Fair country, free
From mountain top to boundless nea
With loyal hearts and courajre strong
They fought the rising tyrant, vrrong,
And freely their red life blood gave.
The nation's future good to have.
How brightly Indnpendencj day
aVeets us through them with banners cay,
And clangs Us bell,
The note to tell
Of Mkerty we loc m well
For aye shall fond respect be dons
Onto oar noble Washington
And tboe brave souls that shared with him
The musket smoke and cannon din.
Trath, freedom, honor, glory, might.
They wrote upon thj banner bright
That waved or them.
Fair, Rtnrry gem.
Our country's tnutchless diadem
Strong union! whoe might overcame
0iKiIng loot of noble fame.
And on whose fuce intestine war
Could trace no laitlng mark or scar.
We che-r thee and thy glories great
Of valiant navy and of state;
While blue and gray
Thy powerful and upright sway
America t America!
Firm union ! where sweet peace abides
In valleys green, on broad hillKidct;
Where gallant son anjl daughter fair
Guard thy renown with trnderest care,
We hail thy future from the past.
Where shadows ctme but rould not last,
And with warm zeal
To God uppcal
For thy Micrctts and lasting weal
Grace W. Haight, lu GroJ Housekeeping.
OiNE DAY LATE.
A Magnificent Joko, and How It
fafy fEjMjIQ ELL-TALE!'
i m noinieii
t a 1 c,v and
fi 1 1 e d with
tears. "1 only
me that I sew
you boys in the
pasture. I did
not know that
3ou let the calf
out and it broke
its leg. You
must not say I
alone, Jamie," said Will, with a supe
rior air, "you cam't expect much from
girls, anywaj. I thinK it is a great
fuss to make about a calf's leg when it
lias three more left to walk on."
iie has spoiled our Fourth,"
growled .lamie, "when grandpa hnd
promised to take us to town. I sup-Ms-u
will go just the same. What
does a girl know about the Fourth,
scared at the least bit of noise? Grand
pa ought not to take her, just in his
busy time, too."
"You would not be so thoughtful
about his busy time if you should have
un invitation," laughed Will. "Come
on. let's go to the creek for minnows."
"May 1 go?" begged lleth. "I want
some minnows for my pond."
"No," said Will, shortly, "we have
hnd all we want of girls."
Ileth wandered disconsolately to the
end of the porch where Jerry sat dos
ing a brood of downy chickens w ith
cornmcal and cayenne pepper for the
pips, and sitting down by him picked
up one of the chicks, holding it close to
her cheek, uud the great tear that
dropped on him made the little fellow
think that a sudden shower had come
up. and he peeped loudly to tell the
others to run in out of the rain.
Meanwhile, Jamie and Will turned
their steps to the creek, half ashamed
of being so cross with lleth, but they
were very sore at the idea of their care
lessness having lost them the expected
trip to town on the Fourth, and must
vent it on some one, and lleth was the
only one on whom they could. As they
passed the milk house they saw their
grandmother busy among her milk
pans, and overheard a few words of her
conversation with grandpa, who had
stopped for a glass of milk.
"It is a pity, father, that the Fourth
does not come on Saturday this year,
then you could take in the butter at
the same time and save an extra trip
this busy season."
"It does." replied Mr. Downs; "that's
w hat 1 calculated on when I told Heth
1 would take her."
"You surely are mistaken," and
grandma raised her voice a trifle higher.
"Well. well, mother, wo won't quar
rel; the almanac will settle it."
The boys passed on, but what they
had heard wakened a train of thought.
"It would be a monstrous good joke
if grandpa should get hold of the wropg
almanac and miss the day. I wonder
how IJeth would feel getting into town
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T" i- tl.
"SHE HAS SPOILED OCR FOURTH.
- Aar nftr the show," and Will rolled
over nnd over on the grass at the
thougVof Keth's disappointment.
"It Jjkuldn't be much trouble to slip
an clflrfcnanac in the place of the new
one; there is a pile of them in the gar
ret, and ten to one grandpa would never
know the difference," said Jamie.
The plan was so brilliant a one that
the seining for minnows seemed very
tame, and the boys dropped their net
and ran back to the house, consulting
z they ran.
A hurried search for an almanac to
tuit their purpose, and as quickly dpwn
stairsgan, for it was nearly time for
the men to be in to dinner. There was
zio en- in the large, uiry kitchen, and
it !rnlr lut i minute to transfer the old
abnaiiac to the nail by the door,
v . v Vv Oi
the new one had so lately swnnjf to and
fro. The boys' hearts beat quickly
when they went in to dinner and found
grandpa studying the almanac.
"It is just as I said, mother," running
his finger down the page, "the FoHrth
comes on Saturday; you certainly can
not dispute the almanac; who ever
knew it to be wrong?"
Will and Jamie bent low over their
plates, while grandma brought forth
proof after proof to show that the
Fourth was on Thursday last year, and
consequently must be on Friday now,
as it was not leap year. Grandpa lis
tened with a good-natured smile.
"Well, mother, I have followed the
almanac for fifty years, and I guess I
will abide by it now."
Saturday morning came clear and
bright, and lleth, in her fresh white
dress and broad-brimmed hat, stood
waiting for Jerry to bring around the
old chaise which had been in use thirty
years, or more.
Will and Jamie could afford to le
pleasant after the magnificent joke
they had played on her.
"Don't scream when the firecrackers
go off. Ileth, for people will think yon
never saw any before."
"Tell us all alnrnt everything, lleth,
and be sure to bring us a red balloon."
"Oh, don't forget some peanuts,"
begged Will, "it will be the only Fourth
we will have."
"I wish you would go, the Fourth is
more for boys than for girls" began
"WHY, OLD MAN, YOU AllE A DAY TOO
Ileth, but Jamie interrupted her: "You
can tell us all you saw, and that will
lj fun for ns," and he gave Will a
Beth and grandpa rode off in the high
old chaise, lleth with her pockets filled
with ginger-snaps, while under the seat
was a well-filled lunch-basket She
ssing little songs of happiness to the
nodding clover and daisies along the
road as they passed, for a day in town
only came once in a long time, and be
sides, this was the Fourth of July,
when all nice things happened. They
lived far from neighbors, and the out
side world seemed very wonderful to
her, so she was glad when the long
drive came to an end. and the streets
of the village appeared.
But wliMt a deserted look they had!
Tired and sleepy as though after a
da of pleasure the whole town had
taken a resting-spclL Along the road
were scattered burnt firecrackers and
empty paper bags.
"It's dreadful quiet for Fourth of
July, isn't it, grandpa?" and Beth
looked very anxious.
Mr. Downs drew in old Whiteface,
and called to a man in a store:
"Where does the celebration taut
The man laughed. "Why, old man,
you are a day too late for the Fourth,
we had all that yesterday. Where have
you been, anyway?"
lleth gave a little gasp and her yel
low curls mingled with grandpa's white
ones as she sobbed on his shoulder.
"The almanac said so," he repeated
over and over, "I never knew it to be
wrong before There, little girl, we'll
do something else just as nice, we'll go
" then, as his eye caught a flaming
poster of a lion and au elephant in a
deadly conflict, "yes, we'll go on to
Paxton and see the menagerie, it shows
there to-day; that will be a great deal
better than a lot of noisy firecrackers."
lleth dried her tears. "Oh, how
splendid! I wish Will and Jamie were
here. We never any of us saw a really,
truly lion in our lives."
Old Whiteface was put into a stable
for the day, and grandpa and lleth
boarded a train for Paxton What a
wonderful, never-to-be-forgotten day it
was for her. The crowds of jwople,
the band of music, and. cage after cage
of new and strange animals. She clung
close to grandpa when the lion shook
his yellow mane and gave a frightful
roar, and when the elephant waved his
long trunk high in the air, and clapped
her bunds with delight at the antics of
"It would be just perfect if the boys
were here. I am so glad, grandpa, that
we lost the Fourth!"
Will and Jamie spent a restless day.
An uneasy conscience is never a com
fortable companion, and their magnifi
cent joke looked almost like a false
hood to them, and to do anything to
make their little sister shed tears was
not manly, look at it in any light thej
might. They had to watch their chance
to replace the almanac, and their laugh
at the thought of how mystified grand
pa would be when he came to consult
it again was a faint one.
They were at the gate, one on each
post, to watch for old Whiteface, and
when she was seen swinging up the
road they called out:
"Tell ns all about it, Beth. Did yon
scream at the firecrackers? Where are
the peanuts? D!d you see all the cele
bration?" The fun of their joke had all re
turned, and they kicked their heels
"I didn't see any firecrackers," an
swered Beth, "but. boys, the lion was
tplendid! I heard him roar, and the
monkeys were so cunning!"
Will and Jamie looked at cachother.
What did she mean? Where was there
"Wasn't it queer? The almanac trai
wrong, and we lost the Fourth, so
grandpa took me to Paxton to sec the
animals. I wished every minute you
were there, it was so splendid!"
The boys climbed slowly down from
the post and went into the house. This
was something they had not expected.
Beth had seen what they bad wanted
to see all their lives a real lion, and
heard it roar! This was the result of
their joke. There was not even a
smile when grandpa walked straight
to the almanac and took it down, ex
amining it with a puzzled face. Their
punishment seemed greater than they
It was a qniet family that evening
grandpa, deep in thought, trying to
solve the unaccountable behavior of
his faithful almanac; Beth, tired and
happy, aad the boys mute with sur
prise at the ending of their magnificent
joke. Louise Thrush Brooks, in Chica
Why He Felt a.
Bobby I shot a bird with ray toy
Little Johnny That's nothing. Last
Foarth I shot ray arm fall of slugs.
If la love t or oar wastry yea share
Aad The star-spaagled bsaaer are versed
To wtu sassr, wasa the
Tm a satis ! air tsai
TO YOUNG MEN.
Me Appaal to Toon Men By Her.
T. DeWltt Talmaffs.
TTaa Wage of Ma Kear Had Chrtet Always
Kaaatr te Kaeat- taa KataraJaft- FrtfefsV
- gml Tfc Dstsger a Delays
Is a late sermon at Brooklyn Her. T.
DeWitt Talmage especially appealed to
young men. His subject was "The
Homesick Soul' and his text was from
the "Parable of the Prodigal Son,"
Luke xv. 18: "I will arise aad go to
my father." Dr. Talmage said:
There is nothing like hunger to take
the energy out of a man. A hungry man
can toil neither with pen nor haad nor
foot. There has been many an array
defeated not so much for lack of araraa
nition as for lack of bread. It was that
fact that took the fire out of this yoang
man of the text. Storm and exposure
will wear out any man's life in time,
but hunger makes quick work. The
most awful cry ever heard on earth is
the cry for bread. A traveler tells us
that in Asia Minor there are trees
which bear fruit looking very much
like the long bean of our time. It is
called tho carab. Once in a while the
people reduced to destitution would eat
these carabs, but generally the carabs,
the beans spoken of here in the text,
were thrown only to the swine and
they crunched them with great avidity.
But this young man of my text could
not even get them without stealing
them. So one day amid the swine
troughs he began to soliloquize. Me
says. "These are no clothes for a rich
man's son to wear; this is no kind of a
business for a Jew to be engaged in
feeding swine; I'll go home, I'll go
home; I will arise and go to my father."
I know there are a great many people
who try to throw a fascination, a ro
mance, a halo about sin; but notwith
standing all that Lord Byron and
George Sand have said in regard to it,
it is a mean, low, contemptible busi
ness, and putting food and fodder into
the troughs of a herd of iniquities that
root and wallow in the soul of man is
a very poor business for men and wo
men intended to be sons and daughters
of the Lord Almighty. And when this
young man resolved to go home it was
a very wise thing for him to do, and
the only question is whether we will
Satan promises large wages if we
will serve him; but he clothes his vic
tims in rags, and he pinches them with
hunger, and whtJ they start out to do
better he sets after them all the blood
hounds of perdition.
In the time oi Mary, the persecutor,
a persecutor came to a Christian wo
man w ho had hidden in her house for
the Lord's sake one of Girist's servants,
and the persecutor said: "Where is
that heretic?" The Christian woman
said: "You open that trunk and you
will see the heretic." The persecutor
opened the trunk, and on the top
of the linen of the trunk he
saw n glass. He said: "There is
no heretic here." "Ah," she said, "you
look in tho glass and you will sec the
heretic!" As I take up the mirror of
God's work to-day, would that instead
of seeing the prodigal son of the text,
we might see ourselves our want, our
wandering, our sin, our lost condition,
so that wc might be as wise as this
young man was and say: "I will arise
and go to my father."
The resolution of this text was formed
in disgust at his present circumstances.
If this young man had been by his em
ployer set to culturing flowers, or train
ing vines over an arbor, or keeping ac
count of the pork market, or overseeing
other laborers, he would not have
thought of going home. If he had had
his pockets full of money; if ho had
been able to sny: "I have a thousand
dollars now of my own; what's the use
of my going back to my father's house?
Do you think I am going back to apolo
gize to the old man?" Ah! it was his
beggary. He had to go home.
Some man comes and says to me:
"Why do you talk about the ruined
state of the human soul? Why don't you
speak about the progress of the nine
teenth century, and talk of something
more exhilarating?" It is for this
reason: A man never wants the gospel
until he realizes he is in a famine struck
state. Suppose I should come to you in
your home and you are in good, sound,
robust health, and I should begin to
talk about medicines, and about how
much better this medicine than that,
and talk about 'this physician and that
physician. After awhile you would get
tired, and yon would say: "I don't want
to hear about medicines. Why do you
talk to roe of physicians? I never have
a doctor." But suppose I come into
your house and I find you severely sick
and I know the medicines that will
cure you and I know the physician who
is skillful enough to meet your case.
You say: "Bring on that medicine,
bring on that physician. I am terribly
sick and 1 want help." If I came to
yoa and you feel you are all right in
body, and all right in mind, and all
right in soul, you have need of nothing;
but suppose I have persuaded yon that
the leprosy of sin is upon yon, the
worst of all sickness. O! then you say:
"Bring me that balm of the gospel,
bring me that divine medicament,
bring me Jesus Christ."
"But," says some one in the audience,
"how do you prove that we are in a
ruined condition of sin?" Well, I can
prove it in two ways and you may have
your choice ' I can prove it cither by
the statements of men or br the state
ment of God. Which shall" it be? Yon
all say: "Let ns have the statement
of God." Well, he says in one place:
"The heart is deceitful above all things
and desperately wicked." He says in
another place: "What is man that he
should be clean, and he which is born
of a woman that he should be
righteous?" He says in another
place: "There is none that doth
good; no, not one." He says in
another place: "As by one man sin
entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all men,
for that all have sinned." "Well," yon
say, "I am willing to acknowledge
that, but why should I take the parjiea
lar rescae that yoa propose?" This k
the reason: "Except a aaa be born
agam he cannot see the. Idagdosa of
God." This b the reason: "There is
no name given nnder heaven
men whereby they may be saved."
Then there are thousands of voices
here ready to say: "Well, I ass ready
to accept the help of the gospel; I
would like to have this divine care; how
shall I go te work?" Let sae say that
a mere whim, aa undefined loagiag
araouBts to nothing. Yoa mast have a
stoat, treaseadoBS resolatioa like this
young saa of the text whea he said:
''I will arise aad go to say father.
Whea Napoleoa talked of goiag iate
Ita.y they said: "Yoa caaH get Acre;
if yoa knew what the Alps were job
wouldn't talk aboat or thiak of it; yoa
cant get jpBrAssaiaaitkm wagons arer
the Alps.' Then Napoleon rose im hk
stumps aad waviag hk haad toward
the atoaataiaa, he said: "There shall he
ao Alps." That woaderfal pass was
laid oat which has heea the woader-
tof all the years
dersseat of all
Aad yoa tell
ate there are sach
tweea yoar seal
God, there kae
aaercy. Taea 1
haad toward the
of thy sia aad the hills of thy iaiqmHy."
There shall he ao Pyrenees; there
shall be ao Alps.
Again, I notice that this resolatioa
of the young mac of the text was
founded la sorrow at hk misbehavior.
It was aot mere physical plight It
was grief that be had so maltreated hk
father. It k a sail thiag after a father
has done everything for a child, to
have that child arajrateinL
'How harprr taaa a aerBcat's tooth, tt U,
To have a tbanktcxa child.
That is Shakespeare. "A foolish aoa
k the heaviness of hk mother." That
k the Bible.
Well, my friends, have not some of
as been .creel prodigals? Have we not
maltreated oar Father? And such a
father! So loving, so kind. If He had
been a stranger, if He had forsaken as,
if He had flagellated as, if He had
pounded ns aad turned as ont of doors
oa the common, it weald aot hare been
so woaderfal oar treatment of him;
but He k a father so loving, so kind,
and yet how many of ns for oar wan
derings hare never apologized. We
apologize for wrongs done to our fel
lows, but some of ns perhaps hare
committed ten thousand times tea
thousand wrongs against God and never
I remark still further that thk reso
lution of the text was founded in a feel
ing of homesickness. I don't know how
long thk young man, how many months,
how many years he had been away
from hk father's house, but there k
something in the reading of my text
that makes me think he was homesick.
We read nothing in this story thk
parable founded on everyday life we
read nothing about the mother. It
says nothing about going home to her.
I think she was dead. I think she had
died of a broken heart at hk wander
ings. A man never gets over having
lost hk mother. Nothing said about
her here. But be Is homesick for his
father's house. He thought he would
just like to go and walk around the old
place. He thought he would just like
to go and see if things were as they
used to be.
A sailor, after having been long on
the sea, returned to his father's house,
and hk mother tried to persuade him
not to go away again. She said: "Now
yon bad better stay at home; don't go
away; we don't want you to go; you
will have it a great deal better here."
But it made him angry. The night be
fore he went away again to sea he heard
his mother praying in the next room
and that made him more angry. He
went far out on the sea and a storm
came up and he was ordered to very
perilous duty, and he ran up the ratlines
and amid the shrouds of the ship he
heard the voice that he had heard in the
next room. Jle tried to whistle it off,
he tried to rally hk courage, but be
could not silence that voice he had
heard in the next room, and there in
the storm and the darkness he said: "O
Lord! what a wretch I have been: what
a wretch I urn. Help me just now, Lord
But I remark concerning thU resolu
tion, it was immediately put into exe
cution. The context says: "He arose
and came to his father." If I resolve
to become a Christian next year that
amounts to nothing at all. If I resolve
to become a Christian to-morrow, that
amounts to nothing at all. The only
kind of rcesolution that amounts to
anything Is the resolution that k im
mediately put into execution.
There is a man who had the typhoid
fever. He said: "Oh! if I could got
over this terrible distress! if this fever
should depart; if I could be restored to
health, I would all the rest of my life
serve God." The fever departed. He
got well enough to walk around the
block. He got well enough to go over
to New York and attend to business.
He is well to-day as well as he ever
was. Where is the broken vow? There
k a man who said long ago: "If I
could live until the year 1S91, by that
time I will have my business matters
arranged, nnd I will have time to attend
to religion, and I will be a good, thor
ough, consecrated Chrktian." The
year 189t has come, January, February,
March, April, May, June almost half
of the year gone. Where is your
broken vow? "O!" says some man, "I'll
attend to that when I can get my char
acter fixed up; when I can get over my
evil habits; I am now given to strong
drink." Do yon know there were many
who came just as near as you are to thej
kingdom of God and never entered it?
I was at East Hampton and I went
into the cemetery to look around, and
in that cemetery there are twelve
graves side by side the graves of
soldiers. Thk crew, some years ago,
in a ship went into the breakers at
A magan.se tt, about three miles away.
My brother, then preaching at East
Hampton, had been at the burial.
These men of the crew came very near
being saved. The people from Ami
gansctt saw the vessel, and they shot
rockets, and they sent ropes from the
shore, and these poor fellows got Into
tho boat and they pulled mightily for
the shore, but just before they got to
the shore the rope snapped and the
boat capsized and they were lost, their
bodies afterward washed np to the
beach. There are some men who come
almost to the shore of God's mercy, but
not quite. To be only almost saved is
not to be saved at alL
In England two young men started
from their father's honso and went to
Portsmouth. The father could not pur
sue hk children; for some reason he
could not leave home, and so he wrote
a letter down to Mr. Griffin, saying:
"Mr. Griffin, I wish yoa woald go and
see my two sons. They have arrived in
Portsmouth and they are going to take
ship, and going away from home. I
wkh yoa would persuade them back."
Mr. Griffin went and he tried to per
suade them back. He persuaded one to
go. He went with very easy persuasion
because he was very homesick already.
The other yoaag man said: "I will not
go. I have had enough of home. I'll
never go home" "Well," said Mr. Grif
fin, 'then if yoa won't go home, I'll get
yon a respectable position on a respect
able ship." "No, yon wonX" said the
prodigal "No you won't, I am going
as a common sailor; that will plague
my father most, aad what will do most
to tantalize and worry him will please
Years passed oa aad Mr. Grill was
seated in hk stady one day whea a
message came to him that a yoang man
ia iroas oa ship at the dock a yoaag
maa condemned to death who wkhed
to see thk cergyaaaa. Mr. Griffin
went dowa to the dock aad went oa
shipboard. The yoaag maa said to
him: "Yoa doat know ate, do yoaT
"No," he said, "I doat kaw yoa.
"Why, deat yea remember thai yaaag
maa yoa tried to persaade to go home
aad he wouldn't go?" "O! yea," aaki
Mr. Grima. "are voa thai maa?" "Yes,
I am that maa," said the ether. "I
woald like to have yoa pray far ate. 1
have committed marderaad I mast dan
bat I doa't want to go eat of thk world
aatil same one pravs for me. Toa are
my father's friead aad I weald like to
have yoa pray far me."
- Mr. Grima weat from jadicml ae
thoritr to jadieial aathertty to get the
night bot day. He weat from ianaea
stal person to iaaaeatml perse, aatfl
way ae go sea jnaag maa s
he arrived oe the doek with the
ahe father seme H had heard
lag to be pat to death. So Mr. Grima
aad the father went en ship's deck
aad at the very moment Mr. Griffin
offered the pardoa to the yoaag maa
the old father threw hk arm aroaed
the soa'a seek aad the soa said: "Fath
er, I have doae rerj wrong and I am
very sorry; I wkh I had never brokca
your heart. I am very sorry." "Or
said the father, "don't mention It; it
don't make any difference now. It is
all over. I forgive yoa, my son." and
he kissed him and kiaaed him and kksed
To-day I offer you the pardon of the
gospel full pardon, free pardon. I do
not care what your sin has been.
Though you say you hare committed a
crime against Gixl against your own
souL against your fellow man, against
your family, against the day of judg
ment, against the cross of Christ
whatever your crime has been, here k
pardon, full pardon, and the very mo
ment that you take that pardon your
Heavenly Father throws Hk arms
about you and says: "My son, I for
give you. It k all right. You are as
much in my favor now as if you had
never sinned." 0, there k aj on earth
and joy in Heaven. Who will take tha
There was a gentleman in a rail ear
who saw in that same car three passen
gers of very different circumstances
The first was a maniac. Ha was care
fully guarded by hk attendants; his
mind, like a ship dismasted, was beat
ing against a dark, desolate coast, from
which no help could come. The train
stopped and the man was taken out in
to the asylum, to w aste away, perhaps,
through years of gloom. The second
passenger was a culprit. The outraged
law had seized on him. As the car
jolted the chain rattled. On hk face
were crime, depravity and despair. The
train halted, and he was taken out to
the penitentiary, to which he had beca
condemned. There was a third passen
ger, under far different circumstances.
She was a bride. Every hour was gay as
a marriage belL Life glittered and
beckoned. Her companion was tak
ing her to his father's house. The
train halted. The old man was there
to welcome her to her new home, and
his white locks snowed down upon her
and he sealed his word with a father's
kiss. Quickly we fly toward eternity.
We will soon be there. Some leave
thk life condemned. 0. may it be with
us, that, leaving thi fleeting life for
the next, we may find our Father ready
to greet us to our new home with Him
forever. That will be a marriage ban
quet! Father's welcome! Father's
bosom! Father's kiss! Heaven! Heaveul
A FROZEN WELL.
An Iintance uf Cranil lleing- Kroxra fix
Tbmtsanil feet Ileep.
Even scientkts are not free from er
plexities, and nature is constantly re
vealing something to cause them study
and doubt. Perhaps one of the most
marked examples of thk is found ia
the phenomenon presented by a well at
Yakutsk. Siberia. As long ago as 182s
a Russian merchant begun to siuk thk
noted well, and, after working on it
for three years, gave it up as a bad jol,
having at that time sunk it to a depth
of thirty feet without getting through
the frozen ground. lie communicated
these facts to the Russian Academy of
Science, which sent men to take charge
of the digging operations at the won
derful wclL These scientific gentlemen
toiled away at their work for several
years, but abandoned it when a depth
of eight hundred and eighty-two feet
had been reached, with tho earth
still frozen as hard as a rock. In
IMIl the academy had the temperature
of the soil at the sides of the well taken
at various depths. From the data thus
obtained they came to the itartllng
conclusion that the ground was frosen
to a depth exceeding six thousaud fssC
Although it is known to meteorologkta
that the lowest known temperature k
in that region of Siberia, it is conceded
that not even 4bat rigorous climate
could force frost to such a great depth
below the surface. After figuring on
the subject for over a quarter of a cen
tury, geologists have at last come to
tho conclusion that the great frozen
valley of the Lena river was deposited,
frozen just as it is found to-day, during
the great grinding-up era of the glacial
epoch. Eight hundred and eighty-two
feet of frozen soil might well stagger
the scientific investigator, for it violates
all the preconceived ideas of the condi
tion and temperature of the interior of
the earth. The conclusion reached Is
probably the correct one, although the
length of time it required to reach it
leads to the impression that there may
be some uncertainty about it yet.
THE BIRD LAUGHED.
A Natural HUtorlan rrora Tezaa Telia a
I had been hunting along the Llano
river in Texas all the morning for wild
turkeys without success, and finally
threw myself down under an oak to
rest Very shortly I saw a big rattler,
and a large lump about half way down.
I suspected was a small jack rabbit.
The rabbit kicked now and then as
thongh not enjoying the process of
deglutition, but the snake slept on.
A slight rustling at mj left caused
me to turn and I saw the crested head
and twinkling eyes of a chaperal cock
peeping around a cactus leaf. Rattlers
and chaperal cocks are enemies, as every
plainsman knows, A vkion of the in
fant chaperal cocks which had aflfed a
living tomb in thk same snake'oWabt
less flitted before the bird's eyes. After
"making sure that hk foe slept, the bird
picked up a dry cactus spine with hk
bill, danced out on hk long legs and
laid it down by the rattler. Then he;
went back for another, and yet another,
until he had built a regular wall of
sharp spines around the dormant snake.
When he had completed the work to hk
satisfaction he went back to the cactus
shrub and waited.
By and by a last despairing kick of
the rabbit caused the snake to rake ita
head. It came in violent contact with
one of the spines. It gave the spins
one just for lack, and got pricked by
another. Thk made the snake f arsons,
aad it sent out right and left, wriggling
and twisting and putting the whole ;
weight of itself aad the jack rabbit lata
The chaperal cock got so excited that
he casae boldly ont and danced aronad
in high glee. Bat be saade no sonad.
The snake anally got so irritated that
it threw itself at full length on the
spines, rolled aroand in agony, and
then tamed its deadly fangs on itself
aad died" That was evidently the hap
piest BBoatent of the bird's life. lie
danced and cackled aad laagaed. It
was sach a contagions langa that I had
to join in, when the bird vanished aad
I was left alone with the dead snake.
X. Y. Saa.
"How did Charlie Blaaerear happen
to propose to Edith Gaakleyr asked
De Tosapkia at the dab.
"Haven't yom heard? The pour fel
low was np there one evening waea
they were talking aboat aoase irk
they kae w, aad he aH rashly that aha
at nmg. aad that is haw at
w Detroit Free
fills s-stt "TTn tat I tkiak kis sisto
A Talraa Taat la Ceaataatty frrJa
At last we stood oa a level, and the
boiling vapor was seen seething np
from a great rawalag pit at or feeU
"Behold itT cried Sebastian, with a
elate, bareheaded, to the mountain,
aad I realised that I was tea thousand
eight BBBdred feet above the sea. and
ha as convenient a sitaatioa for a sensa
tional ending a maa may fed any
where in the world. Etna responded
to Sebatlaa civilities with a tcrriae
bellow, aad an out-throw of abe aad
rocks that put me in much doabt of my
ability to live through it- The stench
of the aulphnr, too. was villainona, and
though 1 adopted Sebastian' plan of
binding a handkerchief over my month
and nostril, it was all Hcoald do to
draw one satisfactory breath ia ten.
Add to thk that tb ground upon which
we stood was composed of barnlag ashca
aad hot mud, and it will be apparent
that Etna's summit is not altogether fit
for the daintily -shod toorkta who climb
Vesuvius by the fuaicolare. nor an eay
spot for the indulgence of poetical
Some say the crater of Etna U two
miles round; others are aatkfied with
half tlte eatimate. The trath k that
both reckonings may be justified. At
one time the crater Is two miles in cir
cumference; at other time more or
less. The volcano is so terribly active,
that it k always revising and reshaping
itself. The outcast of ah one week
most of which folk back Into the crater
obliquely, so as to form an inclined
bank may be so prodigloua that the
crater itself seems curtailed of a third
of its area. But, perhaps, on the eighth
day that part of the floor to srirak
loosely of the crater which ha to sup
Hrt thk growing weight of material
gives way, and not only all the newly
formed boundaries, but part of the
original environing rim of thj cratr
fall in, and so the circuit of the crater
is enlarged. Tills process k always go
ing on with greater or less rapidity.
And the facj that It occurs so constant
ly makes the traveler's measurements
of so little permanent value that he
may generally be counseled to apartj
himself all trouble In the matter.
TAKING NO CHANCES.
IIuw a Sfollirr Secure! tlrr llang-htar
A few days ago a lady presenting a
rustic appearance walked into a large
retail dry goods store. A little girl,
presumably her daughter, followed her
As soon us the door cloned on them the
lady produced a strap, which was alout
two feet In length. The piece of leather
hadanooMouloihends. She then in a
methodical manner fastened one nmw
on the little girl's arm and the other on
her owu, much to the astonishment of
the salesmen. "Madam." asked one of
the salesmen, wIioms curiosity had got
the letter of him, "may I ask what
your object is in securing your daugh
ter with a strap?" Certainly." replied
the woman. "About three months ag?
my sister went to New York City with
her child, and in looking In a store
window tho child got lost. That made
me frightened; so that ever since then
when 1 come to the city and look into
store windows or purchase anything 1
secure my daughter with this piece of
leather. I don't intend to lose her if I
can help it" She walked all around
the store, purchasing artlclev dragging
the willing child after her iu this fash
ion. Philadelphia Press.
"That was a line coat you made
Ilustcr, Mr. Sniji. What did he pay
for that?" "Nothing." replied Snip,
sadly. "So?" said Ilinks. "I'll take
two at the same price."
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
KANSAS CITY. .ur e 2
CATT1.K Shlppliiehteera . $ m 6 fit
Ittitchcr' otters 3 74 a 4 71
.Vntivo row U w Ti
(K;S Coo.) torlioke liravr 8 4 V
MIIKAT No. I red . a to
N. 2barU . ..... M M
COUN N. 2 !- tm
OATtv No. J , .. W Sfi
KYE No.2 . .. . w fix
KlJUl'll Patent, per ack . 2 IS u 1 21
Kaiiey 710 w 2 U
HAY Ittlrd . Um luiB
ULTTKIt-Cliolce creamrry 11 f 14
t'IIKKK-ru!l cream !? 10
Kt.CS Cbnlcc .... 12 w 12t
1JACUN llsms V IV
MuiiilUcr A tt
Slur . . Mi
lai:i . : i :.
iotatck ..... . - io ie
CATTI.K Shipping ter 5J 6 Wi
Hotelier tevr. ( 4 M
IKK; Pactlnc - .
ellKKPKalr to choice ... .. tin ?
KIH; It Choice .... .. 4ll 41
WIIKAT No X red V7i 141
Cli:N Su.2 ti K
OAT No. 2
KYK No. 2 Tl- 74
HlTTKi: Creamery 1C n
PUUK 102a w 10
CATTLE Shipping steer 4V &
HCm;s-Parkins and shipping Z'i r IU
ellKKP Fair to cholec 4i I K)
FlJOL'B Winter who! . . 4 HO
W 1 1 K AT No. 3 rel . i U 1V
COUX-No.2 ii li,
OA7 No. 2 lt M
KYK No. 2 77 m Ts
llCTTKtt Creamery .. . K t r
I-OUK -.. 9ii m
CATTLK Common t prune. 40 S2
HOO4 Good to choice 171 S2ft
FLOUR 3ood to choc- . 4 10 H
WIIKAT No. 2. red .. Itt l 7
COUN "So 2 .. IM741 :
OAT Hlrm wiud ti U
ItUTTKU Creamery - - is 24
rUKK . 10 Va UN
Both the ethol sad rmIu whea
Symp of Figs i takea; it is pl-ssssat
tM nftttkuzg to the tatrte, aavi aetf
centlj yet proasptfj o the Kiimej
lArm aad Bowess, rJ4ssBses the sjs
leam eJecljaally, tJitspek cotdt, Wad
aehes asd fereni arsd csres hahftaal
coBstipsUkm. Sjrmf of Figs k the
oaly resaedjr ef k ki4 erer bto-JrMe-l,
fl-ssiiag to the taaie sa ao
fall.a t0 the frtOsaaK, fTOmt
ke actioa aad traly feseferkl ia
isslLta, wnared 4lr fross the ai
s-eahhy aad agreeable ssilaaaactw, ks
sssTsar exceQeat qsalkie coaiawra! it
to aU aatl hare aaaae it tha awat
peaalar ieasedy kaesra.
Bjrwm mt.Yw at fee sale ia We,
sad II hottlwV aB learllW 4rc-l
Amr rrlahlr dnu-rsfit who
aet aare k em
k aataaally he m
CMnmi m trim c.
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sVawas'aary aaSStraT aatas J assTaaa 7jaassjasSa--S-SSSSSSSasssaF Sfsssa araalaasp m w aars'aars ma
TS 0r ft y-H4t.
A ant IVtveilU S fJWf b aa Kaglka
Penelope i proudly Y, rrl ce.
A oat PrWilla IU be an rotate?
Praelopo I eppne h tn.at h
He Ha never pWn about hk man
skm, bat Ue i always lalVia; a boot
hk family tre: - .Manv WVrkty
The only man wh arrived al ta
hotel the nicbt prvvUms and wlhe Ui
make himself generally popular with
all the girk by CiTttac that he es
cort the crowd oa a walkl 1 prwpne
Chora of lafflBrr girk er :
Twoola aa4 Ketara.
W call to public aUtUo, $'
ctallr tciol trt&tea3at sd Imc
ers. t tit fact that ta acmaat of tit
tiusal tMocstlosal Aeeitk CtrrUftc
In be held at TorMStv Jnlr )4ta lalTa.
ta JarBvill Hotij-lr Lin 4
Sata Fe route will 1I rtM4 trip tlel
fro ai St. IvaW and all point oa lt Ha
at OMK TARE, plat mtbrMv t.
TVk-U ill b mU Jalr -& - Xiix. afei
tt limit will b axraarvl tat ihoa
ha wish ems tnak a vWtt r Uk 14
trlt to point in Ca4a aod th Kt at
redaeed rate. Oar nBt U via Cfclraf
atsd asy dtreet Un from Chicago. lKtl
fall to call wo r will to a rUrol arat
fr particular oi th "Ked fcrM
Urun tb fiat cbatr and emaspart
mat Sleeplnr far is th wurW.
V. VT Kiota. Hap'U. JckottvtU, 111
H. A Hrrrut 0n'l Acnt Pa.t'r IVpt.
ill Outset Strret, 8U Lol.
W. W, KT, UBl fai.'r Ars. Jack
"Notr,'in th cartlcr ' '
"wb'11 be o3 U the party aa auoa aa I e
out ay c!awtaa:Rer, Ureas ntr sails sod
clean up s tut. '
Aa UafatUtlra aal ruacleoav Gt
1 pa! a, aad of tea It abides with u for
csu-a,f uotfor Uftt. When U vUlt a la
the guise of rbeumaUftm ur Beural&na. It
may bo checked brfdre It c-bta;t an abid
Inc fothcld In our UkIuj tenement with
!!otetcr' Stomach liillcr. net elective
of blood djren and anslxe Tbe
KlUrrsalso remove liver aad kulnercwa
plaint. conUjatitm. acrrtKiaue, aaUrta
It take a tramp a km-. Ion Ux to
break Up a cord of wood: but It Uuwan't
tak long for a cord of wyvmI la brea up a
tramp vonkera blateamaa.
f..r llay. Straw, .-
ill pv famr litr
than the pun ha of a lUUnc lr
a ixmr one a HI lx ninV thron
The Whitman .Krtvtltum.l luanafaetnrn
a full lino of preetha!hail,ant
ara warrante-l ujnr in every re-t U
anv in u. Th"' ar al tealinirer far
CltW MUU and other Farm Machin-ry
Send fr free UliHtrat-d catalogue, cirvu
Ian and pnec of machine a anted.
Turn tnsta water clerk xUo cannot draw
Tours without draartuc your wii' alien
lion I no expert Lulon Count l J )
IKsTUetneivur,) andlodtaleof lalj fwr
blood diMes. It xtHr Ulud I bad Ir
Jouu Hull HarsaparlUa w ill quickly re
tore It to a healthful condition. It U the
bet vecvtable bHnl purifier In the world,
and it never leave ally evil after eflo'ts.
It I pWxanl to take andcsbilaruUiiff, jet a
ilix-otiiiuti.ime of Ita uo will not riUM a
cravtuc tur wore
Woonrx Vhr do titer aay whan maa
s a little InUiilcated that b tuMM Sans
on!" Wnp?-"W hr. becauM) ha eats ay
o " fWvstou Courier
lr on are Urrnl laVlntr tli lare old (ah
foncd irrtplnc pill. liy Carter LitUo lrer
i'dls and take m 111)0 comfort. A man can't
Uudcrrlulhf One ptltados4 Try Ihctu.
Tue old woman who "lived In a aboo" j
evidently bad neighbor who kept ban a. 1
Mai r TRri eruptions will return Kradl- ,
catc them with (iU-nu Sulphur Soap j
Hlll'a Hair and H'hUker lvc, Ui cent.
IK)s't rely Ux much un lb man who
pooh at Uertltion. bl U often inrrelr a
ftlium pooh. HlfiRhamioh tlcpunboaru
1VaT!so away, crowlnsf thinner vrrry
day Poor rhlld. won't Jujna get jou a
box of lr Hull's Worm letroycrt
Moxrr spent for adboslvo plasters can
he charged to pacicnt of a back taa. N
A5T one ran lake Carter's Utile Liver
Pills, they arm very small No trouble U
swallow. No pain or griping after takluir
Takc care of the pennies and rou will
son hato a lareer amount than will m
SeRal tender. Puck
,V OiMum in Plso's Cure fort
Cures where, other rcznedfrea faU.. JaaVt-
It L peculiar tbat tbo faster a SMS ! the
sooner aim will overtska Ma-H Y
"Yoc'm Jnt IImj man Psi laying fcr.M aa
tiro brlcktnason said U tbc contractor
IfTM AMD 8D0T.
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TDf-vnt rxxtin iroa CATAjaut-Bc . v
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M t aa fnmmc. tA a
CMD wf MK mmmKL
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faaB aafBa)a feasasSaaV sa SSsVVsaVSa asaaBafSSSpBVBr afaVSSsaaal
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sssasTwO-arsv anui nrinwst. mmmKimifrrrm.
rsafSJ wist aBaaasVS4aaamTamtaaaamast. SSaTaV VaSBsV 1 gaa it ""rQ r"t' ' ""aTl.
ii BSSSSSlBrWa-rvB-r-aaaaaaai PVssssssssBl SSSl I " - - - Z
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A wif IfTafm
of rctqr moncr, if ron rrt mUfcss
benefit not core ftiay tcrnss foe
tee doctor, hnt ac and pur for tW
paUcnL KTTrrtbjng to jjain, noth
ing to kv Tocrc'a. jutt on &
cino of its class that' sold on Ihcsaa
conditions-jat on that coWi W
Dr. Pierce's Golden MedVal Ii
corrrr. It's a rKcWior wsj" to aril
it- but it's a prctUar racslan
It's the ffuaranSetJ rested x lot all
Wo.!, Skin and Scalp lwraw
from a common blotch or emptiest
to the wort Scrofula. It ckSs
purifies and ennche tho blood, aad
cure Sxll-rbcasa, Trttcr, !,
Ensij-cli-S 31 M nafter of bWd
lai&Ls, from whatever cat. It
costs yott nothing if it doc help
yoa. The onlr oaetiort U, wfcMWr
you want to be helped.
"Golden Medical DiscoTtwy U
the (hrajtM blood pmaer sold.
through druggists, bocausa josi
only pay for the pood yvm gu
Can yoa ask rnorw?
The Discovery acts equally
well all the ytsr roaad. Mad by
the Worlds Dwpcaaary Medical
Association, at 663 Main Strr
Buffalo. X, V.
' I have been a prrat
r frtrtn Ath
I istvcrc Cold
every Winter, and ksft Fail ray
friends as well a. myncsf taVXJght
lccause of my feeble ctn!itkMlf sas4
rcal distress from cxHisUnt CEMafll
iiik. att'l mabihly toratM: atiyofili
accumulated matter from my Iuurs,
that mv time was close at ham!
When nearly worn out for want of
sleep and rcM. a friend recommend
ed me to try thy valuable mcilicmc,
Gntl4, Syrup I a
Sleep. amfsWFic icrcal
tsrJsafsWHta Kcntle re
frakaWliMMch ail had not had
htWitm. Mycoueb bcKan immetli
attlyto loosen and tass away, aad
llfottm! myself rapidly gaining In
health and weight I am ptea-d
to i u form thee unvdictte! -that I
am tn excellent health and do cer
tainly attribute it to thy Itoschce
Gennau Syrup C, II STtcrcNKT.
Pitrtou. Ontario M
It better lhan any tmp ; h4't'r. iam, avr -tire,
more of it, laore ff t avsaey. as4 ta taa
form of s poa-der, for jxmt cwsventetK. Tsir, at
r i i n were, la isiticmi m nai, isf in m is pxrt,
(Xf Sbd lTuVw Sfrtrt oaijaratlvf' &, waa
Qpr Ia wua liult wV.
At it uvea the ott e4 lac a-ork, so M arret fa
sremf of the wear. It tta't the sve of da: tVit
saatet iher oLl hefore ibeir time , h U rabblr a4
strunmc. ret'" & dm vst Vf rrcth.
Foe Meabbiag, losi-leaif, vabtg afrtlWt,
srindow-t aa4 Lssrarare, Pearl ass eL
r-rwars f tstiU'wwM, prue pekc an! p4
dkn JAJ4XS fTlX, New VoA.
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