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Hero's ft nowly coined word,
And I got it from A. bird
That sings intho wqodlnnd, whcro the sum
IIo sings by the, stream
'Whcro tho Jlshor boys ilroatn
And ho sings In tho meadow ivhoro tho mus
' cndino twines.
It runs Jlko this,
, With n warblo and a kiss,
v Bwectheartlng, (
HoslnTS it to his mate,
Yhon tho day grows late,
Way down by tho pasturo in tho moss-cov-crod
Ho sings it in tho morn,
'Alld thq tassel-coTored corn,
When tho sparklo comes a-gleaminc from
tho dalsy-cradlod dow.
And it runs llkothis,
With a warblo full o' bliss, ,
It floats into tho brocso
From tho looping willow trees,
And ho sings it in tho gardon whore tho tint
is on tho roso;
It's his only stock and storo
And ho sing it ovormoro,
IIo sings it in tho morning whcro tho crystal
rlllet flows ;
,Fot itruus llko tht,
With ft warblo full o" bliss.
t i Swoethoartlng.
Vanished In The Moonlight.
Br B. BABING-aOOLD.
' WAS cngngctl to bo
mother hnd diod
"when I waB fifteen,
nnd over sinco her
death I bad been
my father's house
keeper nnd com
brother, two years
my elder, was at
Wo occupied a
superior to a villa.
It had a largo garden in front and a
drivo to tho door, and a torraoo on
which tho drawing-room window
opened. "Wo liked to regard ourselves
as a out abovo suburban-villa people.
"We kept a carriago and a pair and had
a butler and hnd a great-aunt who was
an honorable, and so I boliovo wo wore
what wo belioved ourselves to bo.
My father had been in South Africa.
Ho had mado his fortuno in tho Kim
berloy "diamond mines and had mado it
somowhat rapidly, havinghad tho good
fortuno to find a numbor of stones of
great size and good water.
Ono of tho finest ho had not disposod
of. Ho kept it as a specimen, or as a
nest ogg. It was rather a causo of
anxiety to us, as ho carried it about
with him in his purse. Ho would not
trust1 it in tho house. Ho thought it
safer on his person. So it might havo
beon had ho not been wont to produce
.it after dinner, ns well as at other times
when servants wero present, and show
it and ezpatiato on its beauty and
I Wo had a butlor whom wo did not
like. Wo called him "tho bandit,"
from hiR wild and savago appearance.
His dress was right enough, but ho had
a forbidding face.
Ho conducted himself harmlessly
oi'ough till on ono occasion ho got
drunk at a dinner party wo gave. Then
my father dismissed him and ho took
up his residence not far from our honso,
whcro thoro was a sort of slum inhab
ited by persons of no very fixed occu
pation. , My father refused him a character
or, ratner, no sum inai n no wero
called on for a character he would
state tho truth concerning tho man,
and not givo a falso character, as is so
often dono out of good nature, in or
der to givo a servant another chance.
It is singular that employers should bo
bo littlo- considerate fbr their brothor
employcrs as to let them ongago ser
vants whom they know to bo unsatis
factory and likoly to givo troublo.
"Tho bandit," of course, know that
my father carried tho diamond about
It was odd that "tho bandit" should
havo bottled in tho neighborhood.
My father was, I daro say, somewhat
troubled at my ongagemont. Ho
would loso me, as I was going to India
with my husband, and, as xhavo said,
I was his companion and housekeeper
after my father's death. But my
father wa3 not a man of denionstra
tiveness and ho mado no show of
greatly concerning himself at my loss.
Ho took tho prospect moro coolly than
I perhaps liked.
My father belonged to a good fam
ily. The honorable great-aunt was
his aunt, not my mother's. Ho had
been intended for tho church and a
family living, but had preferred going
to South Africa, and eventually,
through tho death of an uncle, somo
money came to him, which, in addi
tion to what ho had mado in tho dia
mond fields, enabled him to retiro and
live tip to the houorablo aunt I mean
keep a carriago and pair and a butler
and havo a houRO a out above a villa.
In a couplo of months I was to be
Ono-Vi3ning I sat up lato thinking,
over tho firo. Tho season was October,
the air was a littlo chilly but not cold,
bo a fire was desirable but not neces
sary. The blinds aud curtains wero
not drawn, at my desire, as tho hunt
er's moon was shining and was nearly
full, nnd I am at all times fond of
moonlight. When ono is in love ono
simply adores it. So I bad told tho
servant not to closo tho shutters and
draw tho blind. Tho v indows woro
such as aro called French, that is to
say that they opened to tho ground
and wero windows and doors in ono.
They comnmuded tho terrace.
It was my father's habit every ovon
ing beforo retiring to Bmoko a pipo on
tho terrace, and as I sat by tho fire,
with tho lamp turned down, so aB to
enjoy tho moonlight, I could sco him
walking up and down tho terrace. 1
could sco him if I chooso ; I actually
saw his shadow. Tho moonlirrht fell
through tho two long windows on tho
polished oak floor and oriental ruga ;
as I sat I saw his shadow flung on tho
floor boforo window No. 1, then a
couplo of seconds after on tho floor
boforo window No. 2. Then ensued a
minuto as ho walked to tho ond of tho
terrace, then in rovorso order camo
his shadow in tho light of No. 2, and
then after a momentary interval his
shadow obscured tho light from No. J,
How long this wont on T cannot tolL
Presently it stopped. I did not par
ticularly uoticowhen ; I was thinking
of my presents.
Somo timo after tho butler camo in
and uskod if ho should look up tho
house nnd shut tho shutters. I an
swered "Yes," as my father, I said,
had dono his pipo and had como in. I
concluded ho had coma in because I
no longer saw his shadow, nnd I judged
from his invariajrio habit of always
coming indoors when ho had dono his
Noxt morning I camo down to break
fast as usuul and waited for him.
"Please, miss," said tho housomaid,
"mastor loft tho lamp burning in tho
study all night."
"Did ho?" said L It was unusual;
ho was so mothodical in all ho did.
Tho tea would spoil unless h6 camo
quickly. I rang for tho butlor. "Will
you call your master? Ho must havo
ovcrslopt himself. Say there is grilled
partridgo and it is gotting cold, and
tho tea will tasto bitter."
Prosontly tho butler returned.
"Please, miss, tho mastor is not in
his room. Ho has not beon there all
night. Tho bed is undisturbed. Tho
hot water not takon in."
My father had disappeared.
Not a traco of him could wo find.
Suddonly, in tho moonlight, ho had
vanished. Tho last I had scon of him
was hiB shadow on tho drawing-room
floor on tho provious night. As I con
sidered, I could not say, in which direc
tion I had seen his shadow pass for tho
last timo. I could not tell within half
an hour when I bad last seon it. I
could not, indeed, swear that tho
shadow I had soon was that of my
father, as I had not looked at him
through tho window.
All that I could say was that it was
his custom, about that timo every
night, to walk tho terrace, and that,
therefore, probably ho had walked it
tho night ho disappeared, and hiB
shadow it probably had been that I
had scon flung on tho drawing-room
Days, weeks passed, and not a traco
of my father was found. I had not
tho smallest doubt as to what had be
como of him nor had my brother nor
any of tho neighborhood. "Tho ban
dit" had murdered himjind mado away
with his body for tho sako of tho dia
mond. Of courso wo took action tho mo
ment wo woro sura he had absolutely
vanished. Tho police watched "tho
bandit"; they searched tho house,
whero they did find somo articles that
had belonged to my father, but whioh
tho ox-butler protested ho had pur
loined whilo in our service. There
was a handkerchief that had my fath
er's initials, a tio to whioh I oould
swear and a breast-pin, but I oould
not bo suro that ho had worn theso
when ho disappeared.
My father did not drc6s for dinnor
when wo wero alone, so that ho may
have worn tho tio and breast pin on
tho last occasion wo dined together. I
cannot say ; I had not noticed what ho
Nothing furthor to compromise tho
man was discovered, but that was' not
wonderful ; four days elapsed sinco tho
disappearauco of my fathor boforo tho
police searched "tho bandit's" lodgings
timo enough for him to inako away
with tho diamond. What ho had dono
with my father's body, whore ho,had
sccrotcd it, wo could novcr And.
Wo could not imagine how ho had
lured my father away from tho torrace
and down a bnok lane, whero wo con
jectured tho murder had beon com
mitted not that wo found ovidonco
thero of a strugglo, but that it was tho
only placo in the immediate neighbor
hood whero a murdor could havo been
Wo had no moral, doubt whatever
that "tho bandit" had murdered mv
father and had murdered him in tho
baok lano I mention ; that ho had mado
him insensible by means of ohloroform
boforo dispatching him and that my
poor father's body was secreted Bomo
whero near our villa.
Novertholess, it was not poRsiblo to
bring tho murder homo to tho man
nnd whon ho disappeared shortly after
wo wero all morally certain that ho
had gono away to oujoy tho profits of
tho balo of tho diamond, out, may bo,
into two or three, so as to render itin
capnblo of identification.
After awhilo eight months I mar
ried and wont to lndiu. My brother
let tho house, as h - as unmarried.
Five years after I returned from
India with a couplo of children, whom
tho climato of India did not suit. Ah
tho house was then unlet I took it oft"
my brother, although associated with
such painful recollections. Tho hon
orable groat-aunt camo to pay mo a
visit and mako tho acquaintance of her
great-great nephew and niece, tho lat
ter of whom was callod after her.
Ono moonlit evening, after tho chil
dren had been sent to bed, wo were
sitting together in tho drawing-room,
when wo begon to ttlk of my poor
' It is rather odd, whon you come to
think of it," said tho honorablo great
aunt, "that Jack may bo said to havo
"How so, aunt?"
"Ho was intended for tho church,
but didn't fanoy it. Tho living of
Willowslopcum-Studgo was a family
living and intended for him. Wo all
wished it, but whonsout to Oxford ho
did not rend, and waB plowed at his
examinations and thon, ashamed to bo
seon, dashed away to South Africa,
and thero as it happenod, did well."
Ab wo talkod a shadow passed bo
foro tho window No. 1 ; a second, and
it passed beforo tho window No. 2;
then a minuto, nnd in reversed order
it passed No. 2 and in another inomont
Our hearts stood still. I was nigh
on fainting. A minuto later a stop
my father's Btop in tho hall ; another
minuto ho not his shadow, ho in
tho flesh wob in tho drawing-room
and I in his arms.
How camo it nil about?
"My dear Ethol," said my fathor,
"to tell you tho truth, I had had
enough of civilization. Boforo I got
too old I thought I'd mako another
venture at froo lifo in tho wilds. I'vo
boen cattlc-rauchmg ; I'vo boon a cow
boy enjoyed myself famously. Whon
Tom woo gotting on at tho bar, you
about to bo married ond going to
India I did not soo .that 1 hod any
particular call to koop mo in Englaud.
I had grown deadly tired of Btiburbnn
villa life, of social conventionalities,
sick to disgust of English politics ; I
hoard that a society papor was going
to send on interviewer to draw mo out
as tho wealthy diamond man and bo
tho fit camo on mo to hook it.
"I hooked it onco boforo and told
no one, bo I hooked it again nnd told
no ono. I was ashamed to toll tho
truth that I was dead sick of civiliza
tion; that I loathod it to tho toes.
But I w as, bo I boltod.
"I sold 'my diamond in Now York.
By tho way, I'vo not mado monoy this
timo; I'vo lost it. By tho way,
also, I'vo had a chop put over mo in
tho ranch that was my butlor horo
onco ; wo called him 'tho bandit.' He
told mo he'd boon accused of having
murdered mo and tho accusation had
hung on him and forced him to loavc
old England. Ho is not a bad chap ;
ho advanced mo tho money to come
homo and sent his respocts to you,
Ethol, nnd askedme to toll you that ho
did not rob and murdor and conceal
"Oh, papn, aro you now homo for
"Yes, I think so, but can't Ray. I
shall havo to hook it again somo day,
but that will bo into another world."
Tho rapidity with whioh tho differ
ent Zebras havo boon exterminated,
owing to tho ndvanco of civilization in
South Africa, is shown by reference to
such works as that of Sir Cornwallis
Harris, written in 1810, in whioh the
author tells us that tho quagga was at
that timo found in "interminable
herds," bands of many hundreds bo
ing frequently seon, whilo ho doscribos
BurchaU's. Zobra as congregating in
herds of eighty or 100, and abounding
to a groat oxtont ; but now, after tho
expiration of but fifty years, tho one
Bpecies is extinct or practically so,
whilo tho other has boon driven much
further afield, and its numbers nro
yearly being reduced.
This author's description of tho com-,
mon Zebra is well worth ropeating.
Ho says: "Seeking tho wildest and
most sequostorcd spots, tho haughty
troops aro exceedingly difficult to np
proaoh, as woll on account of thoii
watchful habits and oxtremo agility
and fleotness of foot as from tho abrupt
and inaccessible naturo of thoir high
land abodo. TJndor tho special charge
of a. sentinel, so posted on somo adja
cent crag as to command a view of
overy avouuo of approach, tho check
erod herd whom 'painted skins adorn'
is to bo viowed perambulating aome
rocky lodge, on which tho riflo ball
alono can reach them. No sooner has
tho noto of alarm been sounded by tho
vidette, thon, pricking thoir long oars,
tho wholo flock hurry forward to as
certain tho naturo of tho approaching
dangor, and, having gazed a momont
at tho advancing hunter, whisking
thoir briudlod tails aloft, heltcr-skoltcx
"away they thunder, down craggy pro
oipiccs and over yawning ravines,
whero no less agile foot could daro to
OfBurcholl's Zebra ho says: "Fiorco,
strong, fleet, and surpassingly beauti
ful, there is, perhaps, no quadruped
intho creation, not ovon except ing the
mountain Zobra, moro splendidly at
tired or presenting a picturo of more
singularly at tractivo beauty." ZebrnB
aro by no means amiablo animals, and
though many of .tho stories told oi
their ferooity aro doubtless muoh ex
aggeratod, they have so far not proved
themselves amenable to domestication.
The Old Clock on the Stairs.
Ernest Longfellow, a son of the
great poet, has a token of romom
bronco of his father at his homo in
Magnolia which monoy cunnot buy.
It is nothing moro or less than "The
Old Clock on tho Stairs" mado famous
by his fathor.
Tho clock was formerly owned by
Thomas Gold Apploton, and at his
death tho heirs, of which ono was Cap
tain Nathan Apploton, thinking the
clock wa3 of particular valuo to Mr.
Ernest Longfellow on account of his
futhor's connection with tho ancient
thnopiooo, donated it to tho son of the
poet, so that it now adorns a nook in
tho fatairs of his houso at Magnolia.
Great Britain and her colonies have
27,900 ships of all kinds; Franoo has
15,278; Germany, 2635; Bussia, 4406;
Italy, 6810; United States, 22,023!
the world, 107,137.
In 1859 Donolll dovisod a method
of using oloctrioity in weaving.
A room is vontilatod best by opon
ing tho upper sash of a window, bo
causo tho hottest nir is always near tho
Polroloum, bv a courso of experi
ments mado by tho Prussian. Govern
ment, has proven n reliable sralo pro
vontor in steam boilers.
Tho "tartar" on human tcoth is
filled with onimaloulro, whioh are de
stroyed by vinegar. Viuognr itsolf
contains ool-liko insects.
A prizo of 18,000 liroa i offorod by
tho Italian Geological Sooiety for tho
best account of tho state of knowlodgo
of palrcozoio and mesozoio formation
Zoologists claim that tho strength
of tho lion in tho fore-limbs is only
sixty-uino por cent, ot that of tho
tiger, a'nd tho strength of tho hind
limbs Bixty-ftvo por oont.
Tliu dcath-ratd in tho jails in India
has risen from 30.19 to 35.9-1 por
thousand during tho past year. In
Slnd a mortality of 110 per thousand
was reached, and ot Boverol othor jaila
it rangod from fifty to oighty per 1000.
Accidents to slcop-walkerB can bo
easily provontod by laying upon tho
carpet by tho sido of tho sloop-walkers'
bods strips of shoot-motal iron,
zino or ooppor so wido and long
that whon thoy put thoir foot upon
thorn tho coldness felt will wake thorn
Both tho inoidont and tho reflected
rays of tho sun nro practically par
allel. Wo boo tho roiloctod imago by
thoso rays only whioh ontor our oyo.
Tho othor direot rays roflootod from
tho water's surfaco do not ontor tho
oye, and honoo tho surfaco outBido tho
roflocted imago of tho sun appears
Tho great South Dakota oavo in tho
Blaok Hills region is said to bo fifty
two miles long and contains nearly
1500 rooms, Bonio 200 foot high having
been oponod. Thoro aro streams,
waterfalls, ond thirty-sovon lakes, ono
of which is an acre m oxtont. The
cavo is six thousand foot abovo Ben
lovel and four thousand foot below tho
Dr. Able relates a caso in which ho
succecdod in cultivating tho diphtheria
baoillus from a box-of woodou bricks
with which a child of throo years had
played just boforo an attack of diph
theria. Tho brioks woro put away,
and tho successful experiment was
madosix months of torwards; thero was
no possibility ol tho brioks having
boon iufeotod in tho interval.
Sinco 1881, tho durability of thirty
nino different East Indinn timbers
has boon under tost at tho Forest
School in Dohra. Perpendicular posts
woro used, placod half under ground,
and ono by ono tho softer nnd wcakor
woods disappeared under tho ottnek
of rot ond whito ants, until after a
timo only throo of tho timbers ro
muined sound. Thoso wero niinnlayan
cypress, tonk and nujan, whioh had
been oxposodten, ninoand sovou years,
rinncti Without Water.
A volumo might bo writton on the
vast and awful desolation of tho luuar
surfaco ; but unquestionably this tre
mendous metamorphosis was wrought
whon tho ocoans, whoso dry bods wo
now designatq as mares, retreated to
tho interior and literally rout tkeplau
ot with explosions of natural gas and
If wo calculate tho cooled crust ot
our earth at fifty milos in thickness,
and this is porhaps allowing for mora
than thero really is, thon the molten
interior nt an approximate estimate
still has a diumotor of 7900 miles. We
can imagino what an effect this would
havo on tho oarth's contour, or rather
on tho character of its periphery, if
any of tho oceans should in a colossal
way como in direot contact with this
internal lire. Wo can turn our largo
tolesoopcs to tho moon and soe, on a
smaller scale, what has ocoured, nnd
which, if wo may doduco conclusions
from analogy, will bo tho ultimato fato
of tho earth.
Yet, without tho water thero could
not bo a siuglo form of life, for in both
vegotablo and animal formations this
is tho all-important vchiolo in produc
tion and dovolopmont. Bsyoud any
question it is to tho water that all lifo
forms must primarily refer their ori
gin, nnd thoro is not a single known
form that can maintaiu lifo without it.
Tho priuciplo of lifo cannot bo opera
tive oxcopt it bo in organic moisture.
Neither brain, norvos nor capilary
tubos aro capable ot manifesting tho
vital priuciplo in a dry condition.
Honco a waterless world is nooossarily
a dead world. It is tho water that
molds tho sphere, gives it its contour,
is the animating vehicle, sustains its
lifo, and also rends it in tho throes of
dissolution. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Polite lu tho Presence of Death.
After the rapulsa of the rebel atinsk
on tho Shah Nujeef, at Luukcow, onu
Pandy couutorfoitod doath with groat
skill, then all of a sudden sprang to
his foot and ran liko a deer, Ho was
still within easy raugo, nnd hevernl
rtflas woro lovoled at him ; but Ser
.ut Findloy, who was on tho rain
j.rt aud himself ono of tho best shots
in tho sorvico callod out; "Don't
fire, men I Givo tho poor follow a
chance I" Instead of a volley of bul
lets, ho got a oheor to spood him on
his way. As socu as ho hoard it, he
realized his position, halted, turned
round and, putting up both his hands,
with the palms together, in front of
hia faoe, salsaied profoundly and thou
walked slowly away, whilo tho High
land soldiers on tho ramparts waved
their feather bonnets and olappod thoit
BUDGET 01? JfUK.
UUMOKOUS SKETCHES FROM
Not Avnilnble N'onoin Stock nenrd
nt West Point A Demurrer
aiutrlmonlnl Amenities K
Result oC Kits, Etc.
'Sweetest Maud, I lovo you donrly,
This I swear by hoovon above,
Toll mo, darling, nowslnooroly
Con you not return ray lovo" s
'Ooorgo, my gladness knows no measure
To confer this benefit,
I return your love with ploasuro
As I huvo no uho for it I''
NONE IN BTOCT.
Dapper Clerk "What can I show
pou, old lady?"
Old Lady "A eaniplo of bolter
manners I" Hallo.
"Miss Griggs is tho
health; isn't sho?"
"Woll um yes,
it is woll painted."-
But I don't think
UEAND AT WEST POINT.
Miss A. "I am awfully fond of
MiRsB. (a rival) "I suppose, if you
could, you would got a WcstPolntor."
Mrs. Bharpo "Gonorally speaking-"
Mr. Bharpo "Yes you arc."
Tr. n irnn,nt
Mr. S.- "Gonorally Bponking."
nnsmvr op rrra.
Missionary "Whnt brought you to
thiB placo, my poor friend?"
Convict "Fits, sir."
Convict "Yes, sir; flto of abstrac
tion." II alio.
night woiuc ,
"Say," said tho offlco boy, "I think
tho boss ought to gimrao a half -bono
oxtra this week, but I guess ho won't,"
"What for?" oBkcd tho book-koopor.
"For overtime I wuz droomin'
about mo work all las' night." Indi
WIIICU 18 A FACT.
Sho "No. I don't profcr mon who
aro known to bo rich."
no "How ban that bo?"
Sho "Thoy don't apond thoir
money as freoly as men who wont to
bo known as rich." Truth.
"Hnvon't you somothing
tho sun to offer mo?"
Socond Mythological Character
"What's tho matter with tho Biin?"
First Mythological Character
"Woll or you know it's got Bpots
on it." Judge
Tho tenant of tho Second Flat (hot
ly) "Thought you assurod tho land
lord thut nono of your family played
tho piano 1"
Tho tenant of tho Third Flat
"Thoy don't play tho piano. Why,
they'ro all only beginning to learn
how," Chioago Record.
Tin: SAME THING,
Father "Why nro you at homo so
early, Hurry? I supposo you want
Harry ' 'No or not exactly,
father. But 1 was thinking of gotting
Father S-Ah I Woll, if tho girl has
monoy enough it is casior to tako her
in than mo 1" Hallo.
couldn't bb jsmtjted.
"Insured, sir?" asked tho agont as
ho coat-buttoned Tromloy on tho
"No, air," said Trornloy, "wq metro
60 oftou thoro isn't n firo that could
overtako us. "
"Thon," icmarkod tho agont biisk
ly, "wo will insuro you against tho
friction." Dotroit Frco Press.
SHE KNEW HOW TIIEX'BE MADE.
Tho Young Housewifo "You havo
Bomo potatoes, Nora?"
Nora (tho cook) "Yce, mum."
Tho Young Housowifo "And
there's plenty of sugar in tho houso?"
Nora "Yes, mum."
Tho Youug Housewifo "Woll.thon,
let us havo a dish of sweet potatoes at
T004MCCn op a aooDraiNa.
"Well," said tho wife, throwing
herself into a chair, "this has beon a
day, indeed I"
"Whero havo you been?" asked tho
"I seora to havo beon overy whero.
I wont out hours and hours ago to
match a ribbon, and nowhero can I
find tho samo shade."
"You don't seem much put out about
"Put out? I should think not
Why, tho winter stylos aro all on ex
hibition, nnd it's a perfect pionio to
bo going from storo to storo. Indeed,
it's almost too much for me. If I
should bo a wook in matching that
ribbon I'm afraid, Johu, tho excite
ment will kill mo." New York Press.
In a Massachusetts town thoro lives
a man whoso duties aro thoso of com
mon carrier when occasion requires.
Cripps, sjj ho may bo callod, is not
overscrupulous in business, but holdaJ
to the belief that his actions are always
thoso of a gentleman.
In tho early summer ho had to tnko
n truuk to tho honso ot Mr. Tompkyne,"
n coltogo-rosidont for n fow months'
ovory year. Tho ohargo was fifty cents
and Cripps, unablo to change a dollar,
pockotod tho wholo, promising to
bring tho ohango in n day or so.
A mouth or so passed and no Cripps
with ohango appeared. Mr. Tomnkyns,
knowing tho man's failings, waited!
patiently until his timo wan over and!
ho was to roturn to tho oity. Thon)
Mr. Tompkyns brought CrippB to bay
and recovered his monoy.
Thisnotionof Mr. Tompkyns rankled
in his soul, nnd finally Cripps vented'
Iris f colings thus :
"I trios to bo a gentleman, an' X
forgot tho ohango ; an' of Mr. Tompkyns
was likowiso ono, ns overybody Boys
ho is, ho'd forgot about it too ; 'causo
that's tho way roal gentlemen havo
with each othor." Judge.
toe host nonnniLB moment.
Wo wero discussing momonts of eu
promo torror, and each of nshad given
his most thrilling oxperionoc, whon
his heart had oomo tho nearest to
standing still gotting off its beat, as
it wero and it had got to bo Cooper's
Almy had told of tho timo ho fell
over tho precipice, and wob only saved
from "being dashed to pieces by clutch
ing n dondolion whioh grow on tho
brink, and Bo won hadrolatcd how ho
drank from a bottle, tho gift of a Now
Jorsoy friend, in tho dark, and for a
momont thought that ho had taken
nitric acid throughmistako. Acorhad
givon a graph! o dosoription of tho cold
ohills whioh had run over him, and
tho Buddon awful faintnoss whon ho
wont out to dinnor in full dress, ond
discovered as ho entered tho dining
room that it was only 5.59 ; and I had
lived ,ovcr for thoir benefit my ox
porionccs of jumping from a locomo
tivo just as it orashod into tho sido of
n swiftly moving trnin.
Cooper had sat silently smoking un
til tho last, nnd uftor his turn had
oomo ho remained for somo timo ap
parently dcop in thought. At length
ho said: "Gentlemen, I havo no
doubt that eaoh of you has given,
thoughtlessly, perhaps, what ho con
siders his supremo momont of terror,
but knowing all of you as I do, tho
joys of your homo lives, aud the trials
of tho head of a family, yon will par
don mo if I say that I think that you
havo mado a mistake lu it possiblo
that nono of you havo ovor been
aroused at two o'clock in tho morning
by your wfo's solomn statement that
thoro woro burglars in tho houso, and
that whilo you woro groping your way
nervously across tho room through the
horriblo darkness to light tho gas, you
havo nono of you ovor sot your boro
foot Buddonly on tho baby's littlo hol
low rubber doll, which whistled whon
For n momont thoro was solemn
silenco, and thon wo guilty wretches,
bound togothor by tho common tio of
fatherhood, nroso, shook hands sym
pathetically with each other, and took
Cooper out nudbought him something.
Plenty ot Grit.
An a reporter walked up Chestnut
atroot last ovouing n voico was heard.
"Ploaso buy n papor," it aaid.
Tho reporter stopped and lookod
around ; tho voico, so difforent from
tho cry of tho averago newsboy, ar
rested his attontiou. What ho saw was
a short, rod-whiskered, woll-dressod,
gontlomonly locking young man, his
faeo suffused by a blush. Evidently
ho was now at tho biieiucss.
"No, I never sold papers boforo,"
ho ropliod in answer to nn inquiry, and
thon ho told his story in a manner
which showed that ho was an intelli
gent, woll-oducatcd man.
"It is a caso of necessity. I haro
been ono of tho unfortunates," ho
said ; "but I would do anything to koop
body nnd soul together. At my home,
on North Sovonth street, I havo a wifo
and four littlo children, and thoy must
not starvo oven if I suffer in provid
ing for thom. I am a portrait poin
ter, but havo been out of employment
for a month or more, ond during that
timo havo worked with a pick and a
shovol on tho streets, but, not being
used to tho work, was discharged to
mako room for a man accustomed to
such employment. Yesterday 1
scrubbed tho floor of a storo and
earned twenty cents. That amount 1
invested in papers, and havo $1.50 to
day, I will keop at this until somo
thing bottor turns up.
"Of course it is hard work, and
many a friend of my prosperous days
glances askanco at mo as ho passes
along tho btreet ; but already I havo
grown accustomed to that, and hardly
notico thom now."
That man has many moro times tho
amount of grit in his make-up than
most men aro credited with. Phila
delphia North American.
Tho Fabian Policy.
Tho pdlicy of wearing out tho enemy
in war by delays, misleading move
ments, feints of attacks, etc., whilo
avoiding open battle, is called tho
"Fabian polioy," from tho followiu
circumstanco ; Faluns Maximus was a
Roman general in tho second Punio
war. Having beonappointed just after
tho Roman army had suffered sovero
defoat at Lake Thrasymoue, ho por
coivod that his dishoartoned troops
and band of raw rocruns could not
oppoBO successfully a trained army
flushed with victory and led by their
great commander Hannibal. Ho there
fore avoided pitched battlo, moved his.
camp from highland to highland, and
tired out tho enemy with marches and
countermarches. This he continued
until thwarted in bis calculations by
tho impatience of tho Roman senate
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