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Soj iny enchantress lu tho flowered
You call an elder fashion to you aid,
Btep forth from Gainsborough's can-
vab and advance,
A powdered Galatea, to Hie dance.
About you clings a faded, old-world
As though tlio link-boy 8 crowded
round your chair.
At though the Macaronis thronged the
And the French horns were sounding
They trend the stntcly nicnBure to Its
The silver bucklcfl and tlio silken hoso
Ladles and exquisites that bend aud
Brilliant an popples on an August day.
You dnnco the minuet, and wo ndinlre,
We dullards In our blnck and white
Whose russet Idyll seems a more bur
lesque, Set lu n fnuno so far less picturesque.
Yet I take heart; for Love, the coat
(?an scarcely heed what raiment bo In
Since In good sooth his ncgllgcnco Is
As something scandalous uncut his
And so ho whispers, Eyes wcro bright
, and brown,
Long tie the powder tax dismayed
And faithful shepherds still shall bnb
' bio on,
Although the rapiers and tho frills bo
A KETUttN TO MATURE.
i'Rev1, Augustine St. Gregory, Miss
Heten Mackintosh. Married'-
'Tear up tho wedding cards!" inter
rupted Pris Armstrong. fit. was la-
,i wtHAtlonxanHtlelBm. How cou.14 a
Beaton, girl, brought up with every ad
vantage Of education and association,
warry a full-blooded glauxt 1 went
to the wedding under protest; as Heli
' sparest" friend. I sat there under
pre teat; and it required all .siy aelf-
! atrol to refrain from shrieking aloud
' at the words: 'If any man can show
Juat cause why they should not law
fully be Joined together'"
, ? "You talk as though you had Just ar
rived from the plains, in wampum and
' war paint," returned Annie Ghcsley,
!, Indignantly. "J met him at Mrs. Got
ting' reception, and thought him per
fectly fascinating. He has the loveli
est manaera ao gentle and subdued,
ad, with hi soulful dark eyea and
.aajtosekyface, he remluded e( t
,7'l. " m iwtereatliur lilatonrai he hasrioo.'
U lot lite father at the battle of tUe'j
uttie Jfig uorn, and after the flight
, of Sitting Bull and hlH men into Can
t ada, Ihe iKr little fellow was found
-i ay a rmm onary anu sent to iiamnton.
Later, by means of an old lady's be
quest, 1m was educated for tho minis
try preparatory , tit goltig ns. mission
ary to his own people. If you had
card him speak tho last Sunday In
Advent, when taken foremfay ,,'so'w
.Advent, TJhcn the collection Is taken
for 'tlie domestic mission, you would
realize what religion has done In trans
forming a savago lulo a Christian gen
tleman and clergyman."
V h 'i-fli .. TK GDiriluitt iLUMiili.iti-'Tji.. AVJL'NMHHW
nimsiuu, nil in x u ttunvi,. in j.i-ui
her childish sacrltlces were for the
benellt of somo Indian school. Her
cnst-ofC toys wcro sent to Hampton;
her Sunday school class supported an
Indian there. Later, sho attended nil
the meetings for the benellt of tho In
dians, has been au active member of
the Dakota league and devoted nil her
charitable energies nnd n Boston girl
must have somo outlet for philan
thropy, ns Imperatively as for her lovo
of music, books and art to collecting
funds nnd packing barrels of clothing
for the Indians. As she stood by the
altar it seemed tho culmination of a
life-long fad an earnest and religious
one, If you will, but still merely a fad
lu which lovo bore n mluor, If not a
doubtful part. There was a delay In
gutting to the carriage and I waited.
No, not to throw rice, but but to see
Helen once more. Capt. Carter, Hel
en's cousin ho was best man closed
the carriage door, with a gay good
by. He stood, with uncovered head,
In the fog nuit drizzle, and I saw the
look upon his face."
They say he has always been In
love with Helen."
"It was not that. Insight gnvo fore
sight, and on tho pavement, In Copley
Square, ho saw the future, somewhere
on the "Western plnlns."
"You are tired, August';"
Helen St. Gregory arose from the
piano, the one article of luxury she
had permitted herself, nnd leaning
over the back of her husband's chair
played with Ills hulr. It had been al
lowed to grow somewhat long in tliu
last few weeks.
He had Just returned from a visit to
a settlement n few miles distant, con
sisting of a few wretched, scattered
huts. Ills haud sought his throat and
loosened the stiff, clerical bauds with
nn Impatience that seemed uncontrol
lable. "It is stifling here," he said; "the air
of u room makes mo cough."
"I will open the window."
"0ND both windows."
"1 cannot," returned Helen,, with
pome surprise at his Imperious tone.
"The.uther window is sealed, hermet
ically, with papier-mache, manufact
ured out of soaked newspapers, after
Frank Carter's recipe."
Her hi . . ml strode across the room
nnd with i no blow of his clenched list
he broke away the lower part of tho
"Augiibt! How could you oh, your
hand is bleeding!" reproach changing
She caught up n web of soft liueu
ujkiu the work table.
"It Is nothing," said her husband nl
uiost haughtily, drawing himself so
quickly away that the linen fell be
rtath !ils foot
Tho next moment there was an ex
clamation from both, for It was the
surplice, with the circle-emblem of Im
mortality embroidered upon Its front,
that lay there bloodstained nnd tram
pled. Ho sank Into tho chair again, nnd
she, who hnd learned In the last fow
months that there were times when It
was best to leave him undisturbed,
Silently closed the shutters outside tho
broken window nnd pinned closely
over It the heavy curtains of Mexican
blnnkcts. Tho room was both sitting
room nnd study. In tho corner a prlo
dlcii, with a thrcadbaro cushion, tea
tilled to tho length nnd frequency of
Presently Helen looked anxiously up
from the altnr-cloth sho waH embroid
ering. "I wish you would not watch me In
that covert manner," said her husband
with new Irritability.
Ho was tired; her woman's heart
chid her. after that moment of strange
nnd chilled misgiving. It was a long,
cold walk to the settlement, and tho
people there were tho most degraded
of his pastoral charge. They consisted
only of old men, women nntl children;
the young men were out hunting a
euphemism for hnvlng Joined certain
hostile tribes in the northwest.
"I have questioned lately, Helen," ho
began presently, "whether I have not,
nfter nil, mistaken my vocation. The
fire has died out of my utterances, my
prayers no longer ascend as on wings
of light, but fall crushlngly back upon
my heart. The moaning has gone out
of the Holy Scripture; Its words are
ns 'a tale told by nn idiot, full of sound
nnd fury, signifying nothing "
She spoke gentle, reassuring words,
nnd the strange foreboding vanished
from her heart.
Long after she had gone to bed, he
was kneeling at the prle-dleu. In the
dnys that followed, sho noticed that
he was uuttsually silent; that the ear
ly services, the prayers and fastings
became more frequent tho last so
rigorous that she begged to have en re
lest his health suffer.
"We nre commanded." he replied,
solemnly, "to crucify the old man and
utterly abolish tho whole body of sin."
learned waa best left unquestioned.
His favorite subjects of conversation
had formerly related to his work; now
he never alluded to it. His texts had
been chosen from tho New Testament,
that upon which ho hd most frequent
ly dwelt being: "For their sakes I
sanctify myself, that they also may be
sanctified through the truth." Now
his sermons were drawn from tho Old
Testament, and particularly from
thoBG-nccounta that dwelt upon ven
geance and bloodshed. "When he read
the lesson telling of the killing of
Slaera, there yaa a repressed force, In
his utterance, an intensity of dramatic
action in the gestures of his slender
hand and flexible wrist, that brought
the scene wJtb, awful vividness lieforu
"She smote the nail into his tout
pies for he was fast asleep and
wa:mrgeft ymo-uiat, orWevatm -Allatkm
was oxuUhJIoij . over the
treacherous and savage deed.
His mnuner in speaking of his own
people had formerly been tinged with
sadness. Was It a wild fancy of his
wife's that it now held n subtle pride?
A dlstluctlou, too, had evidently grown
up between "these people" of his
, flock nnd those amongst whom his
childhood hnd been passed.
His walks over the plain became
more frcqueut. Helen hnd supposed
their object was the settlement, till
an allusion to his work there unde
ceived her, 'T have not been there.
I walked twenty, thirty miles over
the plain.' he said, with an excitement
"Listen!" nnd the words thnt follow
ed were strange to Helen. "It Is the
tongue of my fathers," went on her
husband, with solemn pride. "Upon
tlio vast empty plnin, there was n
sound from heaven ns of u mighty
rushing wind, and oven as tho tongues
were given to tho disciples at the day
of Pentecost, wns tho language of the
warriors given back to me. With such
words did my father speak when ho
told of his brave deeds in the council.
My father waB n great brave. He did
not live umongst tho women nnd
children. He waa not a squaw man.
He was Black Kettle!'
Bewildered nt this strange outburst,
Helen called beseechingly to her hus
band. He made no reply. It ' was
morning when ho nmso from the prie
dleu. For the next few dnys except for nn
almost unbroken silence, he seemed
more like his foriver self. Lnte one
afternoon, word was brought to Helen
that a woman hnd been cnntlned in
the settlement nnd wns dying for lack
of food and clothing. 'Ihe circum
stances appealed to her with peculiar
force. Filling n basket with ford and
hastily selecting such articles us seem
ed most needul, she set out on her
The door of the hut wns ajar. The
oue room was empty. In her charit
able visiting In Boston, n similar ex
perience had often confronted her, and
now, ns then, an iuvoluutnrv vexation
arose nt having been mado n dupe of
her sympathies. She made her way
to the next hut, but to her surprise, it
too wns eAipty. The vlllngo was de
serted! Tho last hut stood on the brow of
nn Incline. In the hollow beyond was
a strange sight.
Shrinking back into the shadow of
the hut, petritled with horror, she
stood watching circlo of savage fig
ures men a ml women alternating,
ho'dlng one another by tho hand, re
olvlng slowly around a largo tree. A
dirge-like clinnt tilled the nlr, us round
and round tho dancers went, In tho
same direction, with eyes closed and
heads bent toward the ground. There
were young men In the circle. Had
they returned, then, from flielr "hunt
Chained to the spot by the mystic
spell of tho "ghost dance," her own
body Mvayed to and fro in unlsou with
One figure seemed to exercise n par
ticular fiiKcluatlon over her. It wns
that of a young brave, naked to the
hips, and with streaks of red and yel
low paint ncrosB his. breast. Darkness
had long ago fallen, nnd fires were
gleaming in tho hollow. By and bye.
one after another of the daucera fell
-wt-'w-p."ini) i iiniiiiJ TwrsBWNpn
- - - - . -- . ..
forward on his face, but the circlo
was instantly reformed. The young
brnve who hnd held her gaze wna
prostrate at last In the kind of swoon
to which the others had succumbed.
Suddenly he leaped to his feet.
"I have seen tlio Great Father," he
cried, "and ho will not tnlk to me,
because I have married a white worn
nnl" It was the voice of her husband!
Half-frozen, blinded nnd staggering,
she reached her own door nt last.
8hc must have wandered many times
from the path, for the cold, gray morn
ing light wns breaking. She dropped.'
from force of hnblt, Into the chair by
the work table. She must darn those
stockings of August's. It was the
morning for early service. There was
n little Illuminated book of devotions
in which It wns lier dally habit to
read. Wns she going mad? The words
were revolving In n circle over tho
page. A capital A. In scarlet nnd gold
bore a fantastic resemblance to the
pnlut bedizened figure of the dance.
There wns a sound without, 'ino
door wns pushed open and n naked
savage strode into tne room. Mie saw
"August! For tlio snko of our unborn
What followed mny not be told.
Edith Robinson In Argonaut.
HAW TIIK flATTM-J OP WATERLOO.
A Mlilnliliuiinn Who Watched the
Kllit Tlirouuh a Sou Minn.
Wednesday, the HMh Inst., was the
cighthieth anniversary of the battle
of Waterloo. Of the hundreds of thou
sands of men who struggled that day
for supremacy nil have passed away,
except two In Amerlcn, four In tho
British Isles nnd six in France, nnd
most of these are centenarians.
There Is another, who, although not
n participant In the great battle, had
the privilege of witnessing the thrill
ing events of that week In Bolglum
which marked the downfall of the Na
poleon dynnsty and who viewed that
battle from n better vantage ground.
worth, Ohio, who'is ninety-seven yearsi
of age. i
The qld gentleman was" borri In Bob1
ton, Lancashirc7""Englnnd, on July S5i
1708, and entered the English navy at
the age of sixteen as a midshipman!
The next year his ship was employou
in transporting the English soldiers
for Wellington's army across the chan
nel from Southampton to Antwerp,
and it was at this time that ho acci
dentally witnessed Waterloo, In 1818
lie entered the Enst India merchant
Benice, and Sot many years voyaged
In the Atlantic nnd Indian .oceans,
making many trips around the Capo
of Good Hope to Delphi, Calcutta and
Bombay- Ih 1820 ho imtdo his first
vovee to America In a sailing vessel.
It rehired twelve weeks tb cross the
stormy Atlantic, Since then he has
crossed the Atlantic twenty-three
' Mr. Green was In a reminiscent,
'MKMivlrtR ieHi;.iya eorrewrmdonti
and .talked Interestingly of the -great
battle, ''I was a midshipman in June,
1S1C, on one of King George's trans
port ships," Im said, "and with tho
other 'mlddtes' Started across Belgium
to Join tho English troops.
"We came Urat to Llgny, where the
preliminary battle of thnt terrible
week In Belgium took place. That
fight Was between the Prussians tinder
Bluchcr and Napoleon's veterans. The
conflict did not last long, but It stnnus
as one of the most desperate fights of
history, Ijluchor Was compelled to
give way. aud his retreat was almost
a rout Flushed with success, Napo
leon pushed on to his fate nt Quatre-
Bras atad attacked tho outposts of tne
W AW lTiMr
..' UIHH "i J IDli.
pulsed, falling back to Waterloo that
night, where he determined to make
his final stand.
"On the morning of the 18th, with
a sea glnss which we had taken with
us, we stood on the heights some dis
tance uwny from Waterloo and took
In the wholo scene. We could see Na
poleon on his charger riding nlong his
lines preparing for the battle. The
lines were formed and soon the field
wns filled with smoke nnd the roar of
cannon reverberated through the hills
of Belgium. In the afternoon the
llerce conflict ceased and the field was
a sickening sight. Th green rye had
been trampled down nnd the Held was
nothing but dust like the middle of
the road, while the dead and wounded
lay .scattered thickly over the plain.
Out of 250 pieces of artillery Napoleon
lost l."0. and -10,000 of his men were
either dead upon the field or prisoners.
"I can remember distinctly of seeing
Blucher, Napoleon, the duke of Well
ington nnd ueorge iv. I enn remem
ber seeing George 111. and his couriers
riding down to Loudon docks upon
many n morning. During the reign of
William IV. 1 remember having seen
Queen Victoria lu a villa near London
playing In n garden, anil I have dis
tinct remembrances of the last four
ruling monarch of the house of Han
over." Cincinnati Enquirer.
mvAHiii:n with a half guinea.
How I'mlen-wnlil Wiih I'rorrerol a
Mmiitl Tip liy nil KiikIUIiumiii.
Pnderewski had a slnjular experi
ence In Clifton, England, quite recent
ly. No sooner had the populur pianist
arrived at his hotel than ho fouud a
courteously worded letter asking him
to allow an invalid lady to call upon
him nnd hear him play ouo piece,
promising In return for "this great
treat" u douceur of half ;i guinea,
which was tendered with much .apol
ogy. The letter was so worded as to
bo a courteous mid delicate appeal to
the plaulst's generosity. Tho letter
had the desired etiect, anu lie nppomt
ed a time. Punctual to tho moment
the lady appeared nnd Pnderewski
played her a few pieces. Tho lady
thanked him and slipped the promised
half guinea lu the most gracious mode
of tip-giving into his palm. "Ah, what
Is thts?" blandly asked tho pianist.
"The half guinea I promised you." "I
really believe," he answered with a
smile, "that 1 shall be nblo to get to
tho next town without it," saying
which he returned the proffered lar
gesse, bowed the lady out, and sat
down to his interrupted breakfast.
San Francisco Chronicle.
O sunny life of childhood! blossoming
To gladden nil the world; ns If the
Were captive made, and your soft
Had netted all spring's sunshine ns it
Your little nest has still its singing
O youth! fast learning to be wise nnd
Whose nltns arc lofty. In tho race for
Grcnt things seem possible nnd yet
Somo grave thnt Is a milestone on the
Says over the world's loud voice,
Kneel and pray."
O, hearts that pain has chastened!
Well ye know
The song of tliankfulnessYe but
Your Joy n little while. The leaves
Of autumn; yet bo brnve; ye have
Weep not; ye know that other lighters
O, aged heads that many n Yule-tide
Has whitened! Though the time be
Since first ye laughed in childhood's
The Child of Bethlehem takes your
God's blessing crowns your far more
Chambers" " Journal.
I 1.0VB OX THE WIIKKL
A Illkliiic Itoiuniicr, II)' Anno Wnr
you wish me never to re-
tiov nodoubtln her mind" hint, she
loved bin:, tlf ehe had ever question
ed the fact in "those hours of solitude
when she subjected her heart to the
severe scrutiny of her reason, now In
the cold moment of parting she did
not doubt. He wns going to leave her
forpver. True, ho wns going at her
bidding, but how could It be other
wise? Sho was a woman of spirit nnd
would not be dictated to, nnd -when
lie said site must not ride n bicycle,
her womanhood rebelled. Lovo will
sacrifice much, but not all. The du
ties qt a fiancee she wtfs happy to
meet and to perform; the rcsponslbill
ttleS'Ot wifehood, soon to ljo assumed,
slie was ready to assume; but how
long can love last when It yields. Itself
up4a slave to tyranny? Not lotig,' In
dtP'AuSl not ride a Tin-jr-leT l
"Must not!" she cried springing from
his arms, 'n which she had for the
That's what I said," said he, petu
lantly. "It will make you rouud-shonl-dercd."
She- eyed him angrily for a moment.
"Hound-shouldered!" she cried, "Oil,
you men, you men! Hnd I married you
and grown round-shouldered making
my own dresses, you would not have
murmured. Had wo gone hand in
hand Into poverty utul my shoulders
grown round from heudlug over n
laundry stove, you would liavo permit
.ted It; but because I choose to acquire
word must to me, who have loved you
declined to dance and drive with oth
ers for you oh, George. George,
"Well. I mean It." said he. calmly.
"Choose between us me or the bicyc
le which is It to be?" i
She made no answer but walking to i
the porch, rang the bell of her wheel, j
It was his answer, and lie realized It. j
"I do not cure for bicycling," she
said, "but I can have no nots in my I
life. Leave me."
He walked out Into tlio night, aud
Partlieuiii, throwlnir herself limply
iMion her wheel, pedaled weepinglv in
the other direction, forgetting to light
George Washburne walked moodily
down the road which one short Knr
bet'orc lie had traveled with m light
"Ilelgho!" lie said. "All my life
sl'iittcred In a moment. If she but
knew liow I loved her if she could
only have guesrel my motive In speak
ing as I did that I wished always
to he nt her side, and that If she rode
I could not, since, try as I will, 1 can
not myself ride a wheel, it Is beyond
me. aud yet I have not dared confess
to her that I have tried to learn nnd
can not. In his wife's eyes a man
should be u hero capable of all tilings.
Supposing 1 hud told her of the les
sons I have taken In secret at the
academy, of the dents my head has
made In the hardwood floor, of the at
tendants I have run over nnd crippled
and the wheels I have shuttered, until
tlit manager of the place has told uic
even as lias she never to return.
It would have lowered me in her es
teem. I can not, can not tell her, aud
shatter her respect for her. former
As lie spoke, he i cached his own
front door nnd wns about to enter,
when ills heart grew too full. "I can
not go In yet" he said. "1 will at
least walk back and gaze upon the
light in her window."
Prey to melancholy the unhappy
man fulfilled his destiny. Back lie
walked, gloomily ruminating over the
future, now so black. Deep In his
thoughts, he did not notice where he
wns going: he did not notice that he
hnd passed Partlienlu's house; ho did
not observe that he was ascending
Coaster's Hill, a linlf-mllc beyond; lie
did not even her n rumbling noise in
the distance which would have taught
him caution. Alas! thoughtless mor
tal; aid yet how happily nil transpired!
There came u crash, a thud, n moan,
George Washburne lay unconscious
In the road.
Pnrtlieulu Hlcksworthy stood, hav
ing lauded on her feet, ten yards dis
tant. Pressing the prostrate man Into the
earth were the shattered remains of
her wheel, ins punctured tires entang
led In his feet, Its cyclometer besting
on his vest pocket, nnd Its left pednl
grasped firmly in the unconscious vic
It wns Aprlng. George Wnsliburne,
who had lain for three weeks dcllrous,
opened hit- eyes. Benson hnd returned
nnd his right arm had knit.
"At Inst." sobbed a fair girl, who
with his sister sat at the sick man's
"Where" rim I?" he gasped.
"Here, George," said Pnrthenln, for
It was she "here. I'll never ride
"Sweetheart, was It you?" he mur
mured. "It was, George," she answered,
with n sob. "I hnd not lit my lamp
nnd I wns coasting nnd then then it
happened. But never mind, my darl
ing, I shnll never bike ngnln."
"Oh, my lovo!" he said, grasping her
hand nnd lifting it to his lips, "do not
say that. Bike as much ns you will;
the wheel that I maligned brought us
together again. We owe It much. I
Will tell why I objected."
And then lie told her all; how he
hail tried to learn, and could not; nnd
how tho desire to be with her always
liad led him to speak as he had. And
she, imprinting a kiss upon ills fore
head, er.mforted him.
"you were right, darling." she said.
"We will get a bicycle built for two,
nnd I will work the pedals, while you
can sit on the hind seat and whisper
words of love in my ear."
His answer was a smile, and hap
piness once more dawned for George
Washburne and Pnrthenln Hicks
worthy. The.v were wed last week.
nnd the groom's gift to his bride wns
n ntekle-plntod safety for two. with a
russet-leather tool-chest and gold wire
guards to keep her skirts free from the
wheel. Ha zar.
ACIIIF.VUMBXTS OP TIIK 111,1X1).
Men to YVliom .tlir Lohn of Vlnlon
Seomi'il to lit- Unlmiitirtnnt.
A unique career was recently
brought to a close In tho suburbs of a
j great American city. It wns thnt of a
man totally blind from early childhood
succeeded" In becoming, n scleiitUlcT
Although deprived of sight, he train
ed himself by muscular 'exercise to
be an athlete. The loss of one sense
only strengthened his determination
to preserve all his other fnctiltles in
the freshness of perfection. His own
success In muscular exercise brought
n group of young men around him, and
before he wns 21 years old he was n
training- masler for athletic sports of
every sort, lie opened a gymnasium
With apparatus designed to carry into
practice theories of his own respecting
tlio development of the human liody.
He taught large classes, led In ex
ercises of nil kinds, and performed the
most dlfllcult feats with unerring ac
curacy. His facility In using the np-
slunr was amazing. Visitors could
hardly bo convinced that the expert
and fearless teacher wns absolutely
Ills gymnasium was gradually con
verted Into a school of health. By phy
sical exercises conducted under his su
pervision, lie undertook to remedy dc-
forniltles of the body, and to cure pa
tients ntliicteii wun niscases ol mug,
digestion nnd disordered nerves. He
became In fact, if not lu title u physi
cian of recognized isklll, aud applied
many original theories to the treat
ment of diseases, devoting the best
years of ills life to n minute study of
the mci'hnnlsiti of the human body,
with n view to remedying the physical
llmAllVXlmtmm-nti!XtuztnMtxiin.n.u.;:ir 1.. ,tii. ii.Y5.?
designing the finest yachts or the blind
entomologist making scientific discov
eries, or tbt blind statesman discuss
ing lu parliament the intricacies of fi
nance and conducting the Inborlous ex
ecutive department, only the most
rcMilute natures enn win such vic
tories as those.
Mr. Fawcett. when he met with an
neeidint In his youth by which he lost
his sight, wns a student with nn nr
dent ambition for public life. A weak
er nature would have given up the
first light ns hopeless, but with un
IllnehUig courage he followed the ca
reer he had marked out for himself.
He continued his study of political
economy by the aid of other men's
eyes: trained Ids memory until he
could carry complex tables of stntls
tics as easily as other men couiti ivau
the tiguies from the printed page, and
achieved great distinction ns a uni
versity professor and n political lead
er. So complete wns ills conquest of
Inllrmlty that Mr. Gladstone wns the
only man who could rival him in par-
1 liament In the exposition of statistical
"I well remember." wrote air. itcs
cott, the historian, "the blank dospnlr
which 1 felt when my literary treas
ures arrived and I saw the mine of
wealth lvlng iiround mo which I was
forbidden to explore." He wus vir
tually blind, but with unconquerable
patience he went on with his work
year nfter year.
A l'liniHO Older Tlmn HUlorr.
The celebrated Mettcrnlch used tho
phrase, "After mo, the deluge." ns Im
plying that after him no statesman
would be able to preserve the peace
of Europe. But the celebrated mot
was not original with(hlm, us Mme.
Pompadour, mistress of Louis NV.,
who died nine years before Metter
nlchwns born, was quoted as saying,
"Ames nous le deluge," nnd tho
wily diplomatist only changed It to
"Apres mol." The idea did not orig
inate with her, quick wltted though
she was. Cicero ascribes It to a Ho
man emperor, and Milton supplies tho
name: "They practice that when they
fall, they may fall In n general ruin,
Just as cruel Tiberius would wish;
When I die. let the enrth be rolled lu
flames.' " "Reasons of Church Gov
ernment," book I., chapter 5, page 34.
It was older, however, than Tiberius,
nnd Is a very ancient Greek proverb,
too old for any discovery of its nutlior.
Tertulllun nscrlbes it to Demosthenes,
lint It turns out only to have been
used by him ns a common proverb,
familiar to the public even lu his day.
Tiberius Is represented as having said:
"After my death, perish the world by
fire." Brooklyn Englo
Extinction of lit QInob.
Tn a wild state the American bison,
or buffalo, Is practically, though not
quite wholly, extinct. At the present
moment there nre about 2M) wild buf
faloes nllvc nnd on foot In the United
States. To obtnln these high figures
we Include the 150 Individuals that tho
white head-hunters nnd red ment
hunters have thus far left alive In the
Yellowstone Park, where the buffalocB
arc fondly supposed to be protected
from slaughter. Besides these, there
are only two other bunches; one of
nbout twenty head In Lost Park, Col.,
protected by state lnws; and another,
containing' between thirty and forty
head, In Vol Verde county, Tex., be
tween Devil's river nnd tho Rio
Four years ngo there were over 300 '
head in the Yellowstone Park, thriving
nnd Increasing quite satisfactorily.
Through them we fondly hoped the
species would even yet be saved from
absolute extinction. But, alasl we
were reckoning without the poachers.
Congress, provides pay for Just one
solitary scout to guard In winter t,A75
squnre miles of rugged mountain coun
try ngninst the hordes of lawless white
men and Indians who surround the
park on all sides, eager to kill the last
buffalo. The penchers have been hard
at work, and ns a result our park herd
hns recently decreased more than one
half in number. It is a brutal, burn- .
lng shame that formerly, through lack
of congressional law adequately to
punish such poachers as he wretch
who was actually caught red-handed
In January, 18SM, while skinning seven
dead hutYulns! Through lack or a pal
try $1,800 a year to pay four more
scouts the park buffnlos are all doom
ed to certain nnd speedy destruction.
Besides the places mentioned, there
Is only one other spot In all North
America that contains wild buffaloes.
Immediately southwestward of Great
Slave lake there lies a vast wlldernei'S.
of swamps nnd stunted pines, into
which no white man has over pene
trated far, and where the red man still
reigns supreme. It is bounded on the
north by the Llnrd and Mackenzie
rivers, on the east by the Slave river,
on the south by the Pence river, and
on the west by the Rocky mountains.
Mr. Warburton Pike says It is nowtlic
and that it also contains a few banaffay
of the so-called wood buffalo. ''Sonfo-iy1
times they are heard of at Forts'Smltlf Jf
and vermilion, sometimes at Fort m.
John, on the Peace river, and occa-j
slonnlly at Fort Nelson, on the Llard:
but It is impossible to nay anytmni
about their numbers." At all events!
In February. 1800. Mr. Pike found
eight buffaloes only four days' travel
from Fort Resolution oa Great Slave
lake, and succeeded la killing one. The
Canadian authorities estimate the to
tal number In that rcgloa at 300. WJ
T. Hornaday in St. Nicholas.
Many receipts' as published still call?
for crenm-of-tartar aud soda, the oid-1
fashioned way of raising. Modern!
cooking and expert ccoks do not sanc
tion this old way, la all such re-l
ceints the Royal Baking PowderJ
should be substituted without fall.
Girls who are terrified by thundci
aud'lightnlux lose fi great deal 'of ea
Joymeut during the summer when n
have storms ns well as sunsume.
iay not be unite possible for ever!
one to help being "afraid when thl
sky is black with, clouua ana tne ugnt
nine's flash, but it la "within the powei
of most people to control the exprcsf
slon of .fright, qnce or twice navraa
resolutely refrained from showing
your terror, you will be surprised at
pleased to find the terror itself lessenf
I know persons who go through llfe
In a sort of bondage to fear of various
kinds. They tremble nnd. turn pale. o
xrow hysterical, and cry, when tn
ilnrlf rlnivita iraihpr -nsd'tlltinderarroll
"It thunders, but I tremble not,
My trust Is firm in God,
His arm of strength I've ever sought
Through all the way I've trod,"
I advise all of you who need the ad
vice to remember that God rules in the
heavens, nnd his hnnd sends the
storms. Trust in God when yon nre
afraid really trust, and you will grow
calm nnd be happy. Another grain of
comfort may be found In the fact that
when you sec the bright zigzagging
flash and hear the rumbling thunder,
the danger for you Is over. You will
never see or hear tho electric current
which hurts or kills. It is far too
swift to wait and warn you in that
way. Harper's Round Table.
SIkc of Japan.
Although frequently spoken of as
"little .luprtn," among the nations of
the earth Jii'ian Is not specially little,
either In nrea or population. The area
of Japan, one hundred and forty-seven
thousand six hundred nnd fifty five
square miles, is lnrger by twenty-seven
thousnud square miles, than that of
the United Kingdom. Furthermore
there are forty-one million people who
nre subjects to the mikndo, against
thirty-eight million In the United
Kingdom, taking infest census returns
in both cases. Japan'a population is
larger than Italy's by fully ten mil
lion, wlille her area Is thirty-seven
thousand miles greater. No ouo speaks
of Italy as "little Italy," although sho
Is not ns populous ns Japan. Japan
has nearly ten times the area and al
most twenty times the population of
Denmark. Japan is not "a little coun
try," save as compared with such un
wieldy masses as the Chinese empire,
or such n glaut ns tho United Stntcs.
That she Is big enough to hold her
own and more, sho has evinced In bat
tle to the amazement of hot groat an
tagonist. American Youth.
The Serpent' Trlolf,
The power of continuing motionless'
with the lifted head projecting for
ward for nn lndelinlte time Is one of
the most wonderful of the serpent's
muscular feats, nnd Is one of thy
highest importance to the animal,
both when fascinating Us victim and
when mimicking some inanimate ob
ject, ns, for Instance, tlje ntem and
bud of an aquatic plant; here It Is only
referred to on account of the effect It
produces on the human mind, as en
hancing the serpent's strangeness. In
this attitude, with the round, unwink
ing eyes fixed on the bebblder's face,
the effect may be very curious and uu
canny. Fortnightly Review.
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