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T chm mowa lingered, the uprinr wi lt
Blieemedawptrlful while to wait
for warmth, ntl fracnncc, ami song, and
And balmy air and drllcloiu aliowcr.
JM we bided our time, and with patient t vca
We watched the alow relenting nkles,
TUlat lat ono April niornlntr wo wok.
To Bod we wen f reo of the winter's yoke,
Aad a rush of wlng through the running rata
Told u the birds wero back attain.
A jojous tumult we heard aloft
Clear, rippling mtiilc and flutterlngj loft.
fio light of heart and so light of w ng,
All hope of sammer. delight of niirimr,
be teemed to utter with ro'ec nwvet,
Upborne on their airy pinions fleet.
lUlnty, delicate, loielr tblngst
would that injr thought, like you. had wings
To match your Kraee, your oliann, your cheer,
1 our fine, uielodlou atmosphere 1
Vreclous and beautiful gift of Ood,
RcatUrrd throuith heaven and earth abroad I
Who. ungrateful, would do you wrong,
Check your flight and your golden song!
O .friendly spirits I 0 sweet, sweet birds I
J 1 oulJ I could put my welcome In words
Jit for such hlngers as you to hear,
frky-born mlnntrelg and poets dearl
VHiaTHitxter,tn tit. Meholaifor Avrtt.
AN OLD MAID.
A lowering morning whtoh mado
ono wish for tho sunny South or for
Italy, for iiny placo wliloli would mako
ono col happier Hum could this dismal
morning In Wisconsin. And thon to
think that this train could not mako
connection with tho eastward bound
train I It is hard enough to stop at
Biioh a miserable llttlo junction nt any
time, but to pond throe hours horo
this dark morning must provo tho
very rolinnmcnt of torturo. Thoro nro
dozen passengers who must wait
and who prepare to mako tho best of
their stay horo. Ono couplo, ovl
dontly just married, lind the clouds of
r rosy color, ami they walk out of tho
smoky old depot to mako n tourof tho
llttlo town, talking eagerly tho whilo.
I wo young follows wnmiur unoasily
about, reading all the old tattered pos
ters, glowing luduiiemonts to go Wost,
and ancient time tables, which Invari
ab y docorato tho Hlalned walls of a
country depot. Thoso young follows
finally utter exclamations of impa
tionco at tho dreary monotony, and go
across the stroot to tho hotel, hoplug
to find, somothing thoro more congen
ial to thorn. Two ladies at onco tako
their doparturo for tho iiotol, and
othor people stroll out about tho depot,
and thoro aro left two persons, a man
and woman, who, after a llttlo tlmo,
aettlo thomsolvos to reading to pass
fcway tho weary moments. Ho roads
nls paper, sho hor book, and occa
sionally, woman like, sho oasts a look
wV 1 8"ont 00,nIanloti, wondorlng
.... u,uw uuun jiru awaiting ins ar
val and whothor I10 is imnationt to
rcot them, or if hn fnnl n ,n,.'a
toioism in Mirnril tn If. u-nn.lln..
too, how it is that each woman thinks
1x10 manntillnn llvna nnhnnnin,! ...i.t. t
0 full of manly gracos and beauty.
"in uuiiiu null iminiv itnnntv
I UOU Bill)
In those ruggod features P
furnoa nor gentlo oyos toward tho
window and lookod out at tho dreary
landsonue. lnnlmd um. ,, i.tY.
,- . - . "" "jvri nmuii
?$w not outward objoots, but woro in
rospootlve solely. An old maid,
toommonly supposed to bo tho typo of
dlsoontont and unrest; but horb, ovi
Wently, tho typo failod, for (his faoo
xpressod the utmost of coutcut. Lifo
had boon llllea with much of sorrow
for hor, all hor bright plans had failod
Of fruition; ono after anothor eho had
bidden eood-by to thorn and had
lurnod bravely again to faoo tho ooiu
Ing of a now futuro, a future to bo
peopled again by her bright fancios
Jtho old fnuclos all dead and gono from
nor except as they lingorod in moni
tory. An old maid who is, t,o far as
years go, but no homo is happier than
her llttlo idoal homo. Sho lias filled
Its rooms With brieht littln fnnni on.
gorly calling to mother and thodroam
lathor is strong, earnest, holpful and
loving, llor dream-homo Is happier
far than many a lino lady's real homo,
although sho has not plotured any
Srandour about it. Oh, no, sho
reams that tho carpets aro fadod
from IllU3h Sliullcllt nnI wnm fprm
look of understanding In response to
this Rontlmont, ho wont on:
"Wo don't biow what is right to do,
and yot wo'ro punlshod bv lixod laws
if wo don't do tho light. That doesn't
seem just to me."
"Oh, but it will como out straight in
ixt lifo," sho cried nngorly.
"J don't know whothot it will nr
not," he responded. "I hayon't scon
tho next lifo yot, and I don't know
what it is llko don't even know if
more will bo a noxt lifo. I only know
that wo aro hedged in and around In
"Hut surely thn noxt life will tako
away all tho rough places of this," sho
said; "it will mako us understand nil
tnat eooms so strange about this and
thoro must bo a futuro lifo; God
surely would not put-us Into this lifo
and lot so much go out of it incom
plete. That soonis to mo tho strong
est roason for a futuro, that bo many
dlo with thoir lifo work only just bo
gun." "8 that n reason or a bopo with
youP" ho asked. Sho hesitated and
did not answer, and just thon ono of I
mo rosuoss young men who had boon
a follow-passongor of theirs camo in
and glancod casually at tho two.
That glancomado horsolf-consnlous.
and a blush dyed the dolioatq fuco and
sho turned, in a doolded way, tho
pages of hor book, as If sho woro de
termined not to lot this strangor got
possession of hor wandering thoughts
again. Tho young man passud out of
tho station, and the elderly ono roso
u miiKcu rosuossiv about tho room,
knitting tho shaggy brows occasional
ly at somo troubled thought. Tho
throo hours passed, and 1 o'clock
camo. and a train o.amn. T!.m'i in..
filst you?" ho itskod gently, reaching
out it hard, brown hand for somo of
tho numerous bundles sho was carry
ing, ano Handed somo to him and
followed his sturdy footsteps to tho
train. Thoy wondered a 'littlo why
their follow passengers of tho morn
ing woro not in greater haste, but
forgot them presently in the bustle of
departure. lie socurod a pleasant
seat for her and then ono for himself
in somo instance from hor. A fow
minutes of waiting, of idle watohiii"
of tho dark landscape, so soon to bo
among romomborod things, and tho
train moved slowly out of town, and
as it moved awav anothor train
stoamed in. Sho lookod curiously nt
the second train, but romomborod that
this was a junction and did uot oboy
hor lirst nervous impulso, whioh was
to go to hor whilom protector and ask
him if ho woro sure thoy woro on tho
right train. Sho forgot tho train soon,
and watched his stern, sot face, and
folt sorry for him, and wished ho
might fool as suro of tho futuro as did
sho. Soon tho conductor camo, and
Bho watched him as ho mado his way
toward hor. Whon ho rmuilir.il lmr
protector, as she already called him
in nor Inner consciousness, that indi
vidual gavo a quick start at somo
words uttorod bv the conductor, nftnc
examination of his tiokot. A troubled
look sottlod upon tho rosoluto face,
and ho convorscd earnestly with. tho
conductor a fow moments, thon
glancod at hor and roso and camo to
hor. "I told you," said ho, "that wo
don't know what is right and thon wo
got punlshod by unalterablo laws, and
horo is n speedy illustration of tho fact,
only that J feel now that I might havo
known tho right, if 1 had taken pains
to inquire. We arc on tho wromr
Sho looked deeply troubled, but said
after a moment:
"How can wogctbaokP"
"It is of no nso to go back to that
junction. Wo might as well go on to
Chicago now and go from there ; it
will really tako not much longer, and
as you trustod to my loading in tho
lirst place, I will, if you will lot mo.
see you saio out of this trouble"
ho meant; thon ho continuod oarnost- '
ly, looking down into tho oloar oyos '
lifted so foarlosslv to his: "T fnnl . 1
I was looking Into tho oyos of my wifo.
Am I mistaken P" The last words
woro broathod ratlior than uttorod,
and thon sho understood, and tho
ilamo color mounted over tho dollcato
foaturos onco more, and sho said quiot
l. nn t 1 1. -- ... i"""
V. ..." x 1UU BO muon 11K0 your
HO WaS bafllOll. mill fnrn mnn.nn
know not what to say, thon ralliod
"Sho has gono into tho futuro. I
don t know what or whoro that lifo
may bo, and 1 urn lost and lonoiy
without her. 1 want that whioh has
gono out of my lifo, and I bollovo vou
can supply that want. iTou aro albno
In tho world, and I can mako your
lifo pleasantor, I am suro."
it wns a temptation, such as only
liomoloss ones can understand; but,
aftora momont, sho shook hor hoad,
and thon, reading tho questioning look
In thoso koon gray oyos, sho said, whilo
mo uiuuriiccponcii in nor faoo.
"I loved onco, and havo lovod over
since, and it would not bo right for
mi """. il"j "t iooiing as l do."
Tho door opened, and tholirakoman
called out tho name of tho placo whoro
sho was to stop, and tho noxt mo
ments woro spont in gathering to
gothor hor belongings. Ho holpod hor
oft" tho train, and grasped hor hand
heartily as ho stood ono instant thoro:
"I shall always romombor you and
your happy way of looking at lifo, and
your faith will holp mo?' and thon
ho swung on to tho slowly moving
train, and sho walkod away in tho
gloaming, a toar or two falling as sho
thought of tho lonoiy davs to comn
Alum Collins, in The Current.
SAIRY'S WAY. B
By Mildred Benrdsleo.
tho troad of
many littlo foot, that
,thoro is much planuing to "mako' both
anus moot,' out sho has imagined un
ellishnoss living in this Ideal homo,
nd loving unsellishnes3 can mako all
trials in regard to wavs ami ni
00m very slight indeed. JTor nnm.
Jianlou in this dopot is an oldorly por
on, a stout, largo man, with keon
eyosand a mouth at complete odds
with tho oyos, not belonging to thorn
apparently. Ofton oyos do not har
monizo in coloring with tho rest of a
faco, but gonorallv expressions aro
Wrongly akin. This man had a sonsi
Ivo mouth, ono with a mournful
roop to it. Thoso who lookod at him
fcaught thomsolvos wondorlng whioh
would conquorkoon, bard oyos, or
ensltivo mouth. Ho read for some
Rime, then gave a quiok look at tho
thoughtful 7aco near him, and said,
mbruptlyi "Not a vory pleasant ar
f A quick flush passed over tho gontlo
face before hini-a flush whioh his
keen eyes notod instantly and undor-
Etood a flush which told of tho glrl
ihness yot left to this lonoiy woiSan.
"Not that it matters much to mo
Wboro I am," ho continued. "Lifo
jean t glvo mo anything harder than
1 ye had,"
"That is a bad thing to say," sho
aid, in hor timid way. J
"A tniO thine, thnnn-l. 1,0 .
ondod, and tho corners of Ids snnt.
re mouth droonod a littln mn r
eel as if I had nothing left to live 'for.
ay WHO died a vnar nom nl i !.--
the voloo broko. Distress nrnr llo
itomo souls out from their reserve, and
,6ero was such a ono. and sho said
quickly: "Ah, but you have all thoso
(vanished days aud months and years
to remember, all the loveliness of hor
lifo to think of now."
"How did you know hor lifo was
lovely," ho queried, a littlo sharply.
ne hesitated a moment nnd thon said.
Imply: "It muat bavo been, or you
would not miss hor from your living
po much," a tribute to the manly
worth In tho faco she saw before her
Which was keenly relished by tho
tewnor of tho faco. Ho sighed and thon
looked for a time out of tho smoky
Window, then said: "After all, lifo is
a itrango muddio," and, receiving a
I am USOd to takino- nnr of mr.
solf," sho said, but hor lips tromblod
"Whoro aro you going?" ho asked,
and upon recotving his roply, added:
"1 am going boyond thoro, so it will
bo no trouble to mo to soo vou safe. 1
will telegraph your dilemma to vour
friends at tho noxt station: wo shall
roaob Chicago in two hours, and tho
conductor tolls mo wo can immedi
ately take another train buck, so that
really tho worst of it will bo tho oxtra
four orfivo hours in tho tralu."
Ho remained sitting with hor, and
chatted lightly for a time, till hor
mlud was diverted trom tho unpleas
antness of hor situation. Gradually
thoy wandered to deopor waters, and
talked again, as thoy had earlier in
tho day, of tho probloms of lifo. and
into thoso quories and answers of
thoira oropt, ever and anon, a bit of tho
porsonal history of oach. Ho loarned
what a desolato lifo hers had seomod
to bo; ho learned, too, what a aweot,
cheery courugo must underlie hor
wholo being, that tho desolatencss
should havo been so ignored, and ho
grow asnamod of h is own repining
over a lot which had so much of
brightness in it.
When tho train drow into tho groat
"Dt"" uiuagu no 1011 inat no nad
learned to know a puro soul, aud she
folt a deep pity for the lonoiy lifo that
opened to hor view. And as thoy took
tho other train, whioh was to tako
thorn rapidly to thoir destination, oaoh
folt a rogrot that a fow hours more
would part them.
Ho sat sllont for a long tlmo after
this, wondering if ho dared to do tho
thing ho wished. Ho was lonely, sot
adrift in tho groat world by tho death
of his wife, and ho wanted a true,
womanly heart to sympathize with
bis. Could ho do bottor than to ask
this lonoiy woman, who had no kith
or kin In tho world, to share his lot
with himP Could sho do bottor than
tako him, sho who evidently had
summor-land in hor heart and could
mako a bit of brightness wnorovor
sho was? Each suroly needed tho
othor. Ho asked her if sho know any
one in his town, and linding sho did
know a porson residing a fow miles
from him, ho took Tils resolution
"I havo a good farm out thero," ho
said; "ono huudrod and sixty acros
under fine improvement, houso and
outbuilding all in lino shapo. You
can lind out all about mo from Mr.
" A momont ho hesitated as he
saw that she did not realize what
A Hoy's Kssav on L'at..
1 hero's sovoral kind of cats blaok
cats and white, nnd pole-cats and
linaforo cats and Kilkenny cats and
newspaper cats. I knowod of a fol
low onco who owned a newspaper cat
that lie said could cat moron any
othor cat this sido the walls of Jon-
uiio. Ami wnon tiiey wanted to know
what his cat had evor eat, ho said it
had cat up a wholo governor's lot tor
on civil sorvico roform, and thon askod
for more And tho pooplo said, "Oh
my! thoro Isn't anothor such cat be
neath tho shining Sun. It ought to
bo put in a glass caso and fed on
spring pootry till it dios lamontod and
tho cold winds chant thoir roky wima
fm llcf l.nHnHn.l . -
"" io "uiiwjou irnivo.
Hut nnothor follow vowod by all tho
stars in tho azuro doam ho'd find a
newspaper cat that'd oat moro in a
aay than that cat could eat In a wook
of Sundays. And finely ho found ono
that looked llko ho could oat up tho
wholo British museum, nn.i h.. tnnt u
to his olllco noxt day to try what it
could do. Aud ho hadn't moro'n sat
down in his odltorlal chair than a sub
editor camo running in palo and
poaked, with n nowspaporln his hand,
and ho says, says ho, "Horn's two lot
tors from Ohio, proving that that Kan
sas man novor wrote thoso letters
thoy said ho'd boon bribed to write.
J ho mon wo thought ho wrote to says
thoy hadn't novor soon anything of the
kind. Wat'll wo doP"
Tho editor ho tromblod llko a Itoid
shaken by tho wind, and ho says, "Put
0111 on my desk; then tio that cat looso
nnd we'll look out of thn .-in,ir..
The great, red disk of tho Septom-
bcr aim wns setting Blowly from
Bight behind tho mountains which
hemmed in tho small village of Mont-
The day had been hot, but with tho
early twllllght a blue haze stretched
from hill to hill, a cool canopy ncross
the Inzy little town, enveloping in Un
misty softness an old red farm house,
whoso architecture bore evidence of
A straggling ray penetrated the
woodbine, clambering nnd trailing
about the kitchen window, with it
autumn tinted frollge, bringing out in
vivid clearness the figures of two wo
men, evidently sisters, from their
Tho elder wns tearing bits of col
ored cloth into strips, which she rolled
The last finished, she threw It into
tho basket with a Jerk, casting on her
sister n look which betokened a brow
ing storm. The other, all unconscious,
counted over nnd over, from nn old
powter sugar bowl, bltB of coin, most
ly pennies, touching them with child
ish tenderness, nnd often stopping to
IKillsb n bit of Blhcr with her sleeve.
Her hair wns of tho yellow white
ness an auburn tint nlwavg leaves.
and would have given the impression
of an aged woman had it not been
for tho fair smoothness of skin nnd
tho absence of wrinkles nout the eyes
Tho lips wore a sensitive droop nt
the corners, and there was n lack of
strength about tho chin,
the absence of wrluklo s nbout the
bent form which the elder did not
IKissess, although their gowns were
of the snme piece of calico and their
nlpnrn aprons of the same pattern.
Still, there was n difference which
the elder recognized and scorned ns
nn indication of weakness.
"She's Just llko mot her I" said she
with a Jerk of her square shoulders.
"For the Lord's sake, Lyddy, how
many more times be you goin' to
count thnt bit of money over? You
net ns If you expected It to grow!"
"Wish't it would," said Lyddy, nb
sontly. "Seems ns if wo would never got
enough for thnt mclodloii."
The elder arose nnd walked quickly 1
toward the cupboard; the lines of her 1
Salry carried tho eggs to the hotel
herself while Lyddy was rtJeffi
Coming bck 8i1G overtook a neighbor
JZi,rj?ddy" Hlck' Rho Ba,u "Imply.
"Climb right In. 'Taint often any
one gits a chance to do you folks it
t 1V1 9 ino uearty response.
Panic Stricken Compositors.
Ono day recently tho composing
room of lie Sun ofllco was thosoonS
of unusual oxcitoniont, in fact ft
amounted to a small panic. Tho day
was unusually warm, and to mako t&
atmosphere still moro tropical thoro
TiVi- I ! "v"llJ. iwdbc. j u.iuuuy oonoam tho oomnosino
Jolting over the rock m nnf .,. room i.n i.-.. . . ""mpusing
duclve to conversation; neverthdws. ' atoreotypln Tottlo tho laUor Sh,:
JtZ TO-J th -tarl , lUlod vtfh molten load. &? JS?5
she had listened to In a
great way toward making tho compos-
t "They're goln' to hev a big time np as attired in 1, sihlM , forom,Ra
to the hotel," he announced, ns shS smile It wWt i iSiT0 iand a
was climbing over the wheels at her Ji. . i.."1..'1 mi.10 Pf. JJ or
own gate. iT 1 , 1 u"".l"ul " "nd had loft.
"A nnmritn In nnl.- !. ' !10 "lid bCOtl obligod to smlln inmn
.ii;...:: r: 11" r"",""-' """ uv
collection to hire my u.g wagon; the
glneral, lie gave 'em a clean ten dollar
gold piece, nnd dunied if it didn't roll
out'en his hand and get lost; so I got
loft on hiring my rig."
"Criper'n wntercrcsses and about as
bltin'!" ho continued aa Sairy thanked
him nnd entered the house.
Sho counted the eggs more carefully.
"I will spare that!" she said decidedly.
I can get along without my meat
while Lyddy's sick; she won't know."
itiKing a crisp dollar bill from the
small amount, she crept stealthily Into
the cupboard and reached up for tho
pewter sugar bowl.
"Poor Lyddy!" sho Bald wistfully.
"I wish It was more; but won't she
Sho peered into tho depths of tho
bowl; something gleamed and glisten
ed on top.
Sho brought It to the window and
looked In carefully this time. She
stood qulto still, almost petrified un
der the force of her discovery.
Walking softly Into tho darkened
kitchen she sat down In the darkest
corner, nnd, throwing her apron over
her head, cried like n child.
A little later she apjienred before
Lyddy her old hat drawn well over
"Goln out?" queried slip in surprise.
"Yes, Lyddy: I'm Koin' up to the
hotel. 'Pears they lost some money
there last night, and I found It; I'vo
got to take it back, you know."
"Of course," said Lyddy faintly.
Then Sniry did a most unusual
She stooped suddenly and planted a
kiss on Lyddy's shamed faco as ten
derly as If It were n baby's and went
out on her mission.
"Poor Lyddy's Jest like her mother,"
she soliloquized. "She's Jest got to
hours previous, niuThaving boon busy
with somothing olco limi nn.ri..to,i .1
remove It, and in consoquonco it still
Inured beneath his faded moustache,
in all its piratical liorceuoss. Not a
sound disturbed tho death-llko stillness
of tho room, save tho ceaseless drop of
typo as tho compositors distributed,
fi- hnnVn,01lirroa tlek of tho dock, as
Tbo SmSTi r?pt aroUnd tb0 fo
J ho boat of tho day seomod to havo
a .depressing effect upon every ono in
tho room. TlO bldr nnn.,..fi." u .2
ceased working their jaws' om pure
exhaustion, nnd laid thoir gum away
in somo snug littlo retreat beneath
festive cockroach could lind it. To
add to thoir ilibcomfort, tho "dovil"
called thoir attention to an artiolo in
an oxchango, describing a frighlful
,n, iri M,,Iosi0n5 and thn' with a grin
more hh ious timn that ono upon tho
'"'7" "o. spoKo of tho two boil
ors that lay beneath them.
Now on tho floor ubovo tho composing
room thoro is a book-bindory, and ouf
wi 1 ""V103.18 ra by a man who
would weigh, in his stocking foot,
about two hundred ami sovonty-fiyo
ilmlnS' .:l"il :l Pod ,hro" ''""d
pounds in Ins .slimw. c.i..... i.
at ins nmcliino had caused tho floor to
wear vory thin beneath his foot, and
an observing eyo would havo soon that
tho floor, at that particular point, was
doomed to givo away sooner or Jalor
and it did sooner, that is, sooner than
tho dime museum fairy had expected.
uuiupiisiiurs in tlio room below
A Cnnlne Trnmp.
There wns Rome talk of sending
determined mouth set firmly ns if to ' Owney to the world's fair nt Chicago,
repress something disagreeable,
'Inking down a pan of eggs from
nn upper shelf, she packed them, one
by one, In a bnskct of dry bran.
This done, sho carried It Into the
kitchen where Lyddy stood, bonnet
ed for the walk to the great hotel half l Traveler In the World."
' wit 11 all nis mednls, aud I am sure
that, on his merits, he would havo
, tnktn first prize.
i At a Sau Francisco kennel exhibi
tion, Owney received a very handsome
sliver medal, as "The Greatest Dog-
Iho sub-cilltor ho did as ho vqs told,
and that cat, sir, just mado ono bound,
then there was a faint rustlo, and
whon tho editor lurnod round aain
with an anxious oyo the lottor was"no
whoro to bo soon, and tho cat was
a-picking its tectli with his fountain
"But thoro's worso lottors than
thoso," says tho sub-editor "Hero's
two from tho national prohibition com
mittoo, showing that tho Kansas chap
loft Ohio bocauso thoy told him to. and
.wju uj iiuw xoi-K just ns tliov had
arrangod for him to do moro'n a
month boforo, and" "Shut up." says
tho editor, "and bring mo a lilo." "A
iilo of what?" says tho sub-editor, "of
tho Tribune or of tho Times or of "
V,Br,i,nff mo a threo-cornorod rat-tall
hlo." roars tho editor, "and fiio that
cat s tooth so sharp you can't seo tho
point," says tho sub-editor, and ho
rushes off for a lilo. "S'lico it to say
them letters followod after tho otliors
"I do llko to be fair," says tho cdi
tor. "When I publish u nlnn.ir
against a man I llko to givo tho ovi
donco on tho othor sido. But how in
tho namo of rain, rhoumatism and re
bellion Can I cive to 11 nrinlor .......
that's in my oilico-cat's bolIyP Now
am thoro any moro lottors on hand P"
"Not this morning," says tho sub
editor. "Thon lock this cat up in tho
vault and givo hor last voar's directory
to iimuso horself with. " And mind vou
I haven't seen the proof of my editor
ial on 'Fair Play in Southern Poli
tics.'" I know lots more about cats, but I
guoss miff's as good us a feast. The
Photographic Tests or Wine.
A Marseilles newspaper describes an
experiment whioh demonstrates that
it is possiblo to employ photography
to test tho quality of wines. A mer
chant in that city had a photograph
made of somo wino that ho had re
ceived from Algeria. Photography
rovoals chemical alterations in wine
by the obnngus in its crystals or in its
colors. If tho wino has boon weak
ened with water or fortified with alco
hol, tho appearance of tho crystals
will bo evidence of it. Not only is
photography useful in dotoctiug dis
oasod or dootorod wine, but it will re
veal tho prosonco of fuohsine and oth
or coloring mattors, and also indlcato
Its ago, its condition and tho locality
of its production. Wino is subject to
a kind of internal movement of chano-o,
with ago and temperature, and by
i-uwiu-jujMiiu u wino at uuieront
periods of its lifo tho succosslvo stagos
through whioh it passes can bo ro
voalod. This Is n statement mado bv
Le Petit Murseillnis, and if all that ft
claims is practicable a sort of revolu
tion in tho wino business ought in timo
to bo tho result of introducing pho
tographic tests Of tho conilitinn nn.l
quality of different
n uille above them on the mountains,
which iney suppneu wnn eggs during
"You needn't fret, Sniry, if I don't
git back before eight; it's hard climb-'
In over them rocks, nnd I ain't as
nimble ns I wus," said Lyddy in an
npologetlc tone. .
"You needn't hurry," said the other, j
She stood In the door and watched
her sister down the path, her purplo
skirt nlmost the hue of the wild ns-
tors she brushed ngniust ns she J
walked, until the mist enveloped her
nnd she looked llko n Bpector In the '
".lest like her mother!" said Salry
again ns she entered the house. "Al
ius wns fllshty; flgetlng nfter sunthln
or other; It's been n mclodcon ever
since mother died, nnd hers went to
pay the funeral expenses."
She snnk into n chair nnd Bat idlv
think for a time.
"Poor Lyddy, she nln't like me. I
enn git along without folderols, but
she nllus seems to crave 'em so."
A gay group sat on tho head ver
nnda enjoying the fresh breezo which
swept down from the snow-tipped
The season was atnn end. nml mnnv
were thinking with regret of the long
day of pleasure so soon to le ex
changed for the restraints of the city.
This last week bid fair to be one of
excitement, for they had decided to
Join in tho annual coaching parade,
uuu wvrv tu rcnoy maKing plans.
Mrs. Oilman's English trap nnd the
Coleman buckbonrd were to carry as
many of tho younger set ns possible,
but thero still remained nn overflow
who were nnxlous to tnko part, and
for these a collection was In progress
to defray the expenses of the public
Mr. Coleman passed nbout the hat,
into which tho silver fell with tho un
questioning generosity a pleasure ex
cursion always elicits. The general
tossed a gold piece toward the hat,
missing his aim, nnd it fell with a
musical clink on the stone floor, then
rolled out of sight. There was an Im
mediate rush and scramble; every one
looked nnd hunted, but no bit of gold.
Then the music struck up and they
turned, one and all, to the big dlnlug
room, which had been cleared for
"We will leave that until morning,"
said the general; "it cannot be far off."
There Is nothing like a string orches
tra to render the delightful German
waltzes, and nothing like mriflod
mountain nlr to add a wonderful
sweetness and strength to the tones.
On a rock, In the deepest shadow,
eat a woman swaying to and fro in
rhythmic time to the music.
Once sho apoko: "It's most as good
as a melodlon!"
After a while sho arose to go, step
ping carefully In the dark; a step or
two brought her luto the light, and
there, directly in her path, lay a bit of
She stooped quickly nnd picked It
up, hurrying involuntarily toward the
Half way across the veranda tho
music again burst forth, walling and
crying. She paused irresolutely a mo
ment, a deep flush spreading slowly
over ner race, ana a rriglitened look
crept Into her eyes. Tho thin fingers
closed about the gold. Eagerly re
tracing her steps, Lyddy stumbled
over the rocky road through the dark
ness to the old red house.
Sunrise found Salry stopping softly
about the kitchen with an anxious
faco, for Lyddy was ill nnd lay upon
tho hnlrcloth sofa In the best room,
two bright spota burning In either
But the little dog is more than a
mere curiosity. He Is a faithful friend
and companion. It is said that sev
eral times a sleepy and worn-out post
al clerk, who had fallen asleep, forget
ful of the stations, has been awakened
by Owney's barking, nnd has thus
been reminded to throw off the mall
bag. Owney has never been "hold up" by
train robbers, but he hns been in more
than one wreck. Except for the loss
of one eye, however, the dog is still In
You have heard of his wandorings
. now you shall hear of his home-coming.
When ho renches the Albany post
oflice he -walks In with wagging tall,
and beaming with Joy to be homo
again. Going up to the good friend
who looks after him. Owney rubs
ngninst him and licks his hands.
Thus ho bids all the clerks good-morning,
wags his tail for a "how-d'ye-do?"
and. returning to tho spot he has left
months ago, Owney lies down nnd
sleeps for hours. But. after this first
greeting, there Is no familiarity.
While In Albany, Ownoy goes to n
certain restaurant, near the postoflice,
1 nnd then carefully selects from the
food offered, Just the bones he prefers.
1 He arrives there every day at the
same hour. If the restaurant falls to
supply the food Owney is seeking, ho
I cocs to n hotel ncross the street where
t ho Is sure to find n meal. Helen E.
Grelg In St. Nicholas.
wore still : pondering over tho words of
tho "dovil" in roe-nnl t.. i,u..M 1
explosions, when ail woro startled bv
u lurniio orasn, followed by a showor
of plaster and fragments of lath. To
the tomlied compositors oach lath
looked as largo as a 2x4 scantling, and
brick P S f nla8ter liko
In tho thickest of tho dust, that
hung in ono groat cloud bonoath tho
ceiling, about four foot of leg and a
number thirteen shoo protruded, and
dangled helplessly to and fro. It was
hub mm, crcateu mo panic. To tho
imaginations of tho inmatos, nothing
short of a boiler explosion could havo
created such a din, and tho limb that
hung above so ghastly and still was.
as they supposed, all that remained of
somo poor victim. For a timo oach of
tho ladies seomnd to think it hor duty
to howl, and tho way thoy mado thinn-s
hum would have causod a tom-cat to
blush for shame. In the meantime tho
"dovil" had secreted hinisolf bonoath
tho proof-pross, and tho foreman had
coased to smile, and was gnllonlnn- im
mill llmvn In .,.,, I. ..mi t
. n t "-- uii ui a nro escape.
At this moment tho limb disappeared
from viow, and thou for tho lirst timo
it dawned upon the panio-strickon ones
what had occurred. A transformation
sceno took placo instantly, tho whito
laces ot a moment before woro no lon
ger white, but oach lady blushed in
turn, hnch lady dovo bonoath hor
case for hor gum, and after chowino- n
fow moments to quiet their norvos.'bo
gan to distribute tho typo that thoy
had pied. With dillioulty tho foreman
extricated tho "devil" from bonoath
tho proof-pross and quiet reigned onco
moro. Pu-Ji's Sim.
All Wna N'it Well.
On board naval vessels marines arc
stationed ns sentries on various parts
of the upper deck. During the night
they are obliged, every half-hour,
when the ship's bell is struck, to call
out the name of their stntlon, nnd
then add the words, "All's well."
Some years ago the flagship Brook
lyn was nt nnchor, one stormy win
ter's night, In Hampton Roads, Va.
On the topgallant forecastle of the
frigate was stationed a Gorman mar
ine, whose familiarity with the Eng
lish language was none too generous.
For a long time he paced to and fro
on the Bnow-colored platform, while
tho gale flung the big, white flakes
against his face, and the bitter cold
numbed the fingers that held the mus
ket. At last the sentry stood his rifle
against the stay, in order to beat his
fingers and arms Into warmth, and
while engaged In thnt exercise the
ship gavo a lurch, the rifle slipped and
pitched overboard. Frightened, nnd
not knowing exnetly how to report his
loss, the poor fellow waited until tho
ship's bell sounded nnd It camo his
turn to report concerning his stntlon.
As the officer of the deck listened to
catch the hail, a troubled voice floated
out of tho darkness forward:
"Port cathead, and all Ith not good!"
iinrper s ltoiinu Table.
adulterated and snuriona winna nun l.n
detected with soientlfln nnrtuintu it. 1 ' cheek,
a very important discovery. San . Tne afternoon found Lyddy no bet
e rancisco Alto.
Jury Wnntril Ice Orenm.
It is related that a Cold Spring Har
bor Jury tho other day wanted the
court to take a recess while the Jury
men indulged In ice oream. The court
declined to do so. While the Jury was
out considering the evidence they or
dored the Ice cream nnd kept the
court waiting until they had eaten It.
It is said that the Jury Insisted that
the cost of the cream should be added
to tho coats of tho case. The court
cannot budge a Jury that hi Judge of
law, evidence and loo cream. This
episode, new In the halls of Justice,
will encourago womon to booome Ju
rors. Portland Oregonlan.
A euro for Dyspepsia.
A druggist on Broadway said that
dm stago-co.iches wore tho hoalthiost
riding vohiolos in evistonco, nono ox
copted. "Why, all tho ladios who
rods) daily in them woro in oxcellout
health as a general rule. Somo who
wore my customers and bought a "ood
deal of medicine to assist digestion
before thoy began to ride on tho lum
boring omnibuses novor suffered from
that complaint aftorward. Actually,
I boliovo riding in those coaches cured
1110 of dyspepsia. For ten years 1 rodo
down to my store almost daily In thorn.
Whon I started 1 had a bad caso of
uysponsia. in a year I folt consid
erably bolter, and in three years I was
entirely well. I attributo my recovery
to tho coaches. Tho oxortion of get
ting in, and thon tho forward luno-o
to put tho cliango in tho box; tholi,
perhaps, to return to tho roar again to
got a sent and whilo on tho way to
fall over a half dozen lap3 thoso
wore minor affairs compared to tho
jolting, pumping seat. Finally I bo
camo a coach-riding liond. I becanio
used to tho iolts ami linmim nml n.
folt so contented ns when I could
knock over several passengers In my
attempt to sit down. I becamo an ox
port, and could toll others who woro
veteran coachors and reckless of re
sults. It is a good fooling to havo a
suro sign of health. 1 can rido in a car
now, but it is monotonous and tamo
and utterly without oxortion. Thoso
cars running down Uroadway moan
indigestion and dyspepsia, for thoy
willlmvo no spasmodic jolts at oach
block to dash a man a foot or two
from his seat. But I am a druggist
and havo got tho medioino, so I can't
complain." New York Mail and Ex
vress. Ocean Waves.
Tho results of a horios of observa.
tions carried out by tho Hvdro'Taphi
cal Bureau at Washington in o'rdor to
dotermino tho length, dopth aud dura
tion of ocoan waves, have boon pub
lished. Tho largest wavo observed is
said to havo had a length of half a
milo, and to havo spont Itself In 23
soconds. During storms in tho North
Atlantic waves soniotinies oxtond to a
length of 500 and COO foot, and last
from 10 to 11 soconds. ' Tho most care
ful measurements of tho holghts of
waves givo from 41 to 48 foot as an
fextromo limit Tho average height of
great waves is about 30 foot. Thoso
measurements refer to ordinary ma
rine notion, aud do notrolato to earth
quake action or other exceptional
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