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Beloved ono, did you sometimes think
flitting your cheerful hearth beside.
While boisterous winds through every chink
Of door mid casement moaned and sighed—
Thai, ufi.cr autumn's days are done,
floJi-c foolish birds -poor reckless tilings!—
May tti he through storms lo reach the sun,
1lot spread too Into their fragile wings?
Ala: ! la. . many, dear, must die,
Of t h< “ sad, shivering emigrants!
At thought of it tears cloud you eye;
l,g shall we miss their joyous chants.
Tonight you love me; and you say
That their return with spring is sure.
But not those birds who flew today?
And you—aid will your love endure?
—Florence Henniker in Temple Bar.
A STRANGE TONGUE.
Professor Jonathan Dominic Adams
Wats a very great scholar. As everybody
knew who know anything, he was con
sidered the authority on the Greek poets
and everything appertaining to the
Greek language, both ancient and
modern. Greek was his bobby, his
pleasure, the dream of bis life, the
alpha and omega of his every day’s ex
istence, and to any ono who would or
ooubl not converse on his favorite topic
the professor was most decidedly a bore.
Dr. Adams was sufficiently a man of
the world to know that he owed his be
ing in a very great measure to a woman.
He was aware also that besides the hero
ines who lived in his hooks there were
women who moved in the outer world.
But beyond this knowledge he knew
nothing of the weaker sex, to whom
Greek, in most cases, was but a word
and nothing more. Therefore it was with
the greatest consternation that one sum
mer evening, as he was strolling home
ward across the Green park, he caught
hims_lf thinking, not of his favorite and
only topic, but of a woman, and that
woman a very sweet and pretty creature
ur. Adams tneu ms Hardest to bring
.his thoughts into their usual and to him
proper channel, but to no avail. To his
horror he found that he had even forgot
ten some lines of Ilomer, but that he
could not forget a pair of bright blue
eyes and the smile of rosy lips. To the
credit cf the profession it must be said
that he gave up the struggle and for the
remainder of the evening dreamed of
Miss Julia Drewry, while Homer for the
time being was dethroned.
Now while Professor Jonathan Adams
was dreaming of Miss Julia Drewry,
Miss Julia Drewry was dreaming of
Professor Jonathan Adams, thinking of
him and the study of Greek literature.
For she also was a great scholar, hav
ing left Girton with all the honors that
it was possible for the fair student to
take away with her. But, although she
knew everything that there was to he
known about divinity, classics, mathe
matics, natural science, moral science,
history, German. Anglo-Saxons etc., her
favorite subject was Greek.
Somewhat to her father’s dismay he
perceived that his daughter ignored the
natural pleasures of youth, while she
pestered him from morning till night
with dissertations on this dead language.
Learned man as he was himself, and an
old college friend of Dr. Adams, he
would have preferred Julia to take more
interest in her surroundings and mix
freely with her fellow creatures, instead
of spoiling her pretty eyes with continu
ous study. But no; Miss Julia turned
up her little nose at the girls she met,
and at the young men, too, for up to the
present she had not found one with
whom she could talk upon the subjects
which engrossed her mind. •
Her father had one slight consolation,
and that was that the girl, with all her
faults, took an interest in her personal
appearance, dressing well, if in the
Greek style. Whether she wore blue
stockings he never inquired, and of
course we cannot; besides, it has noth
ing whatever to do with the story.
It so happened that cne day, while tak
ing his morning constitutional, Mr.
Drewry stumbled across Dr. Adams; or,
to put it more correctly. Dr. Adams
stumbled over Mr. Drewry. The worthy
professor, instead of looking where he
was going, was walking along with Ms
eyes fixed on the ground in a brown
Bless my heart! exclaimed Drewry;
“why, it's Adams. How are you—how
are you? What an age it is since we
“It must be ten years—teu long years;
and yet it seems only yesterday." replied
“Long enough for many changes. My
poor wife has been dead these ten years:
but. thank God, I have a daughter to
look after me. You saw her when she
was fifteen. And yon. are you married?"
“No, indeed,” said the professor: “I
am but wedded to my work.”
“All. yes: I have seen your name men
tioned now and again in connection with
your Greek studies. But don't let us
stand here talking: come home with me'.
Julia has often expressed a wish to see
yon again. She has questions to ask you
and some theories to propound, for she
also is Greek—very much so.”
The two friends walked home to Mr.
Drewry's humble but neat little cottage
in Fnlliam, and from that moment—
and I tell it with sorrow—Mr. Drewry
had, to put it vulgarly, to take a back
seat. The professor found Julia charm
ing, and Julia considered the professor
delightful, while poor Mr. Drewry had
to listen to endless arguments upon the
eternal Greek. At first he endeavored
to divert bis guest and draw him out
about old college days, but five minutes
after Dr. Adams would turn to the
daughter and take up the conversation
at the pohit where lie had been inter
The next day the professor called
again, and also on the next and so on
and 60 on until he was regarded in the
light of a ts^ne cat. Mr. Drewry took
to his newspapers and his books, leaving
his guest for hours with his daughter.
And what were the consequences?
Why, that Professor Ad^jns after six
woc*9 found his eyes wandering to the
fair Julia's face instead of keeping them
upon the books the two were studying
together. And Miss Drewry would
think to herself as she waited for the
professor’s diurnal visit that she had at
last met a man whom she would be hap
py to marry, despite the fact he was on
the wrong side of forty and had a very
Matters had come to this set-ions point
on the day Dr. Adams walked across the
Green park, and when the image of the
girl totally obliterated the image of
Homer. That night the professor, as has
already bean told, gave himself up to
dreaming about Miss Julia, and the fol
lowing afternoon he put two questions
The first was whether she would he
willing to help him with a work he pro
posed to bring out in twenty volumes—
namely, the “Lives of the Greek Poets."
with criticisms on their poems, the whole
to be written in Greek. To this proposi
tion Julia readily consented.
The second question was that ns the
undertaking would be a work of years,
and they would have to be continually
together, would she object to becoming
his wife to facilitate the plan. To this
Miss Drewry, after a proper amount of
womanly indecision, also consented.
Mr. Drewry at first somewhat natu
rally objected to the marriage, but he
was very soon overruled, and in two
months the wedding took place. Al
though autumn was united to summer
the combination turned out a bright and
happy one. The professor came to live
at the cottage in Fulham, Mr. Drewry
remaining with his daughter, and a more
peaceful and contented trio never ex
The “Lives of the Greek Poets" went
on flourishingly. The first volume ap
peared and was received with great fa
vor by the critics. But when the second
volume was but half written a sudden
interruption took place. It was a very
natural one and one to be wished for—a
young Master Adams made his appear
ance upon the scene, of course to the
overthrow of his mother’s work.
“For the time being only. 1 trust," the
professor would say to himself as he laid
dowoi his pen to act the part of errand
boy, for he was continually being de
sired to run for either the baby’s bottle,
or limewater, or such like infantile req
uisites. Then he wras asked to step up
stairs and see his son smile for the first
time, and now and again was even re
quired to hold him.
uui cixitrx ci xcw wucjvs ut iuis uu»t*
customed occupation Dr. Adams be
came impatient for his wife to return to
the study and help him to carry on the
work they had commenced together. So
after hinting many times that he wished
for her assistance, which hinting she
seemed to ignore, he decided one morn
ing to ask her point plank to give the
baby in charge of the nurse and devote
a few hours to the “Lives of the Greek
With this intention he went up stairs
to his wife's room, and as the door was
open he heard her addressing somebody
or something in a very peculiar and to
him entirely new language. He paused
on the landing and listened. If he had
had any hair on the top of his head it
would have stood on end. Could this be
his classical Julia speaking this extraor
dinary jargon? This is part of what he
“Didums then love his icle barthy
warthy? The darding icle boysey-woyseyl
Agoo! Agoo! Didums try and bite the
spongey-wongey? Naughty icle sing!
Naughty icle sing to make his back as
stiff as a poker."
Dr. Adams peeped through the open
ing of the door and beheld his wife
washing the baby. He continued to
“Agoo! Agoo! Didums want to cry den
when he’s taken out of de nicey warm
water. There, then, does him want to
kick, kicky-wicky. kicky-wicky—nurse,
where is the powder? Ah! thank you—
was him being basted, then, like a icle
chicken? Oh, I could eat him up. my
pretty petty-wetty! I lub him so! Ah,
poor, poor icle wee t’ing! Didums have
the hiccoughs? Naughty, naughty hic
coughs! Shall mummy beat the horrid,
nasty hiccoughs then—nurse, pass me
the sugar, please. Perhaps that will do the
little darling good. No sugar up here?
Just ask Dr. Adams to fetch the sugar
basin from the dining room cupboard.”
Professor Adams beat a precipitate re
treat, and on gaining the hall seized his
hat and went out for a long walk. With
his hands thrust deep into his pockets,
and his hat placed over his eyes he gave
himself up to very deep thought. But
he thought not of the Greek language,
but of the new tongue he had just
heard. At first his face was very stern,
but it gradually and gradually relaxed
until it beamed forth into a very pleas
ant and sweet smile.
"An, wnat a tool l nave been: ne ex
claimed. "What a pretty picture it was
to see her bending over my baby boy. and
speaking a language to him that he only
could understand! Greek in future shall
be for me. Baby in future shall be for
Julia, with just a little bit of him for
me also. Women can be and are very
great, but what a little thing will upset
their greatness and make them what
they ought to be—sweeter and—and—
The "Lives of the Greek Poets” came
out, but at longer intervals than was
at first intended, for Dr. Adams did all
the work himself. His wife was always
ready to listen to the MS. when he read
it aloud to her, and the professor was
glad to get any advice that she might be
able and willing to give.
Mrs. Adams in future attended to the
comforts of her husband, her baby and
her father, and was also glad to get any
advice they were willing and able to
Mr. Drewry was more happy than he
had been for many a long day, for he
could now get his daughter and son-in
law to talk on subjects other than Greek.
But if he was ever at a loss for compan
ionship, he could always resort to the
new language, in which he was very
proficient, and converse by the hour with
his grandson to their mutual benefit and
pleasure.—Edric Vredenburg in Wit and
WHALEBONE IN PILES'
A MILLION DOLLARS’ WORTH STORED
IN ONE BUILDING,
flow tlie I’reclouH Stuff In Guarded—Grc&t
Care Is Necessary In tlie Handling of the
Product—Whalebone Is Very Valuable
In a little brick and stone structure on
tlie Potrero shore of the bay there is a
million dollars' worth of whalebone
stored, and it is guarded as jealously as
if it were so many twenty dollar gold
pieces or its weight in precious stones.
It is the property of the Pacific Steam
Whaling company and came off the
whaling barks Beluga. Mary D. Hume.
Agenor and America, in from the arctic.
The building is a perfect vault until
brick and stone sides, iron roof and iron
doors. All around the top runs a per
forated pipe by means of which the
whole interior could be flooded if a fire
should by any possibility break cut.
Rats are thick on the water. front and
can do a great deal of damage to a cargo
of whalebone, so small iron doors have
been put in to answer as barricades when
the big ones are opened to air the place.
Oilskins such as the fire patrol use are
spread over the cargo as the final ad
ditional precaution that human ingenuity
The uninitiated on first stepping into
the cold, cheerless place, with its damp
cement floor, are apt to wonder why it
has all been done. The long black stalks
don’t look like much piled against the
walls, and to hear their immense value
set forth is enough to take the breath
away. But the place does not always
contain a $1,000,000 stock. The season
was a most profitable one and in conse
quence the warehouse is nearly full.
“Tlie lady purchasing a few sticks of
whalebone on her shopping tour scarcely
realizes the immense risk and the great
amount of labor necessary to place it on
the counter," said W. R. Wand, one of
the represensatives of the whaling com
pany. “There is a big risk even here.
We can take no chances. In the rough,
after a simple polishing, the bone is
worth five dollars a pound, and we have
at least 200,000 pounds on hand now.
When the vessel docks at the wharf yon
der we pitch in and work day and night
until the cargo is housed here, and then
we try to get it off on the railroad as
soon as possible. While it is here this
little structure is guarded day and night.
A million dollars is something of a re
sponsibility, I can assure you."
“Where does most of the bone go?'
a great ueai or it goes toi\e\v lorn,
replied Mr. Wand, “but most of the cut
ting is done in Paris and at Bremen. A
little is done in London. We polish it
off here, get the color, assort it out and
put it up in l(*:uales. Then it is forced
through to its destination as rapidly as
possible. Yen see, the bone with a light
or pearl shade is worth more than the
black and we have to separate it.”
Several of the bundles bore the mark
M. D. H. in a diamond. “That,” said
Mr. Wand, “is the name of the vessel
from which the bone was taken, in this
instance the Mary D. Hume, a vessel
which brought the most valuable cargo
ever received from the arctic seas. One
or two of these bundles are marked ‘cut,’
you observe. That is to guide the buyer
when the bone is offered for sale. It sig
nifies that the bone is nicked on some
portion of it. The value is greatly re
duced, and we must therefore handle the
cargo like eggs. If roughly handled a
cargo of whalebone can be well nigh
ruined. The slightest cut in a stalk
brings it down in value about one-half.
“The hone you know is the teeth of
the whale, and a fair sized front molar
is worth about fifty dollars. In every
whale’s jaw there are 473 teeth, and one
good sized head is worth a good deal of
money. On the last trip the men on
the Jessie D. Freeman brought one big
fellow alongside, the head of which pro
duced 3,000 pounds of bone. The mouth
of the whale is simply a huge suction
pump. The monster travels along with
his mouth wide open on the surface.
The only food he will take is a little red
bit of animal life that floats on the
northern seas. He sucks in enough to
make a good mouthful, and then ejects
the water. The food is sifted down
through the soft teeth, and is filtered
like a lot of sawdust would be in a
“This black hair that fringes the bone
has a separate value. It is cut from the
teeth and is used for making fine furni
ture. It has become so valuable, how
ever, that it cannot be used to any great
“When do you expect to shiptliis cargo
“As soon as ever Providence will let
us. It is something extraordinary for us
to have such an enormously valuable
load here, and we won’t hold it a day
longer than necessary, I can assure you!”
“Ever troubled by thieves?”
“No,” was the laughing response.
“The bone is a trifle too heavy to run
away with and the place is too well
guarded. Fire is the greatest danger,
and you can see how that has been
Out in the bay six of the most unsightly
ships that ever huddled together in port
were tossing. Put up at auction the lot
would scarcely bring its value in old
lumber, but those hulks brought in as
valuable a freight as many a treasure
ship has been laden with.—San Francisco
“About the best thing I've heard tliis
season,” said a veteran actor on the
Thespian corner of Broadway, “was in
Omaha a short time ago. There are a
great many Swedes out there and they
were getting up a celebration of the an
niversary of the founding of the Order of
the Sons of Sweden. A committee of the
order called upon Gus Heege, who was
playing there in ‘Yon Yonson’ at the
time, and invited him to take part. They
asked him incidentally what they’d bet
“ ‘Swede Violets,’ ” said Gus promptly.
—New York Herald.
I ’ - •”
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and he w;-s terribiv reduce ! in Mesh and
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Edward Shepherd of ! Ir'..■!».;:g. Illinois, *
had a running sore on his leg ot eight years
standing. Used three bottles ol I-.iectrx Kil
ters, and seven boxes of KucklenV Arnica 1
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One bottle Eleclnc Kilters and on. b »x Buck
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There is no preparation so effective as Ayer’s
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the scalp clean, cool, and healthy.
WHY WOMEN TALK
About Wisdom's Roberline is because it has
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isfaction than any preparation known. It en- i
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fully cooling and refreshing properties, its
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To retain an abundant head of hair of a
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THE MORNING COCKTAIL
Taken before breakfast creates a false, in
jurious appetite. A wineglass lull of Dr.
Henley’s English Dandelion i onic taken be
fore meals strengthens the digestive organs
and enable you to relish a lieai tv meal .vith
out injury to the stomach.
There is now and then a preacher who has
nothing about him to make you think he is
religious but his white cravat.
r AIK W (J IVl fc. iM.
All bright, beautiful and fascinating women
are made more charming by the artistic use
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True wealth does not consist in things that
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The senior proprietor of this paper has been
subject to frequent colds for some years which
were sure to lay him up if not doctored at
once. He finds that Chamberlain’s Cough
Remedy is reliable. It opens the secretions,
relieves the lungs, and restores the system to
a healthy condition. If freely used, as soon
as the cold has been contracted, and before it
has become settled in the system, it greatly
lessens the attack, and often cures in a single
day what would otherwise have been a severe
cold.-—Northwestern Hotel Reporter, Des
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George M. Chenery.
The devil never throws any stones at the
preacher whose religion is in his head.
George M. Chenery, druggist, desires to in
form the public that he is agent for the most
successful preparation that has yet been pro
duced, for coughs, colds and croup. It will
loosen and relieve a severe cold in less time
than any other treatment. The article refer
red to D Chaimberlain’s (ough Remedy. It
is a medicine that has won fame and popular
ity on its own merits, and upon one that can
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lemedy that will prevent croup. It must be
tried to be appreciated. It is put up in 50
cent and Si bottles.
The windows of heaven are always shut
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Mr. William T. Price, a Justice of the Peace
at Richland, Nebraska, was confined to his
bed last winter with a severe attack of lum
bago; but a thorough application of Chamber
lain’s Pam Balm enabled him to get up and
go to work. Mr. Price says: "This remedy
cannot be recommended too highly.” Let
anyone troubled with .rheumatism, neuralgia
or lame back give it a trial, and they will be
of the same opinion. 50 cent bottles for sale
George M. Chenery.
Nothing pays a poorer interest on the in
vestment than wearing a long face.
Captain Sweeney, U. S. A., San Diego, Cal.,
says: “Shiloh’s Catarrh Remedy is the first
medicine I have ever found that would do me
any good.” Price SO cents. Sold by A. Mc
Milien. _ |
I he devil is afraid of the man who always
has sunshine in his heart.
Shiloh’s Yitalizer is what you need for Dys
pepsia, Torpid Liver, Yellow Skin or Kidney
Trouble. It is guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Price 75c. Sold by A. McMillen. Jan 6 iyr*
A self-made man generally manages to
spoil his job somewhere.
Karl’s Clover Root, the new Blood Purifier
gives freshness and clearness to the complex
ion and cures constipation. 25c., 50c. and $1.
Sold by A. McMillen.
Famine runs from the man who puts heart
into his work.
Shiloh’s Cure, the greatest cough and croup
cure, is for sale by us. Pocket size contains
twenty-five doses, only 25c. Children love it.
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One dollar pays fora year’s subscription to
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we will receive within a tew clays an
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