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IR. ' Ili THRP
ORATOR AND STATESMAN
F PASSES AWAY.
A I Istorical American Figure-Once
Speaker of the House of Represeota-
tlves , Successor of Daniel Webster in
, the Senate-A Link that Bound the
Present to the Past-UIs Public Career
i Long Ended.
Orator Winthrop Dead.
BOSTOi , Nov. 19.-Robert C. Win-
t4 throp , ex sneaker of the house of
: representatives , ex-senator and famous -
mous orator , died here last night at
11:30 o'clock. He had been in deli-
- -sate health for a long time and the
-end was not unexpected. He had
been living in quiet retirement for
: several years. He was one of Massa-
' chusetts' mostnoted menclassing high
as a statesmen and orator. His gift
of oratory was something wonderful.
Ile was one of the principal orators at
the dedication of the Washington
iinonutnent , the other being Senator
-John IW. Daniel of Virginia.
. A link that bound the present to
; time past has been brol en by the
p deatli of the venerable Robert C.
! Winthrop , who connected the people
ii of to-day not only with the early
, days of the constitution and of the
' republic , but with the colonial days
.as well. .lle was the lineal descendant -
ant of Governor John 'Winthrop , and
1' ' of a family conspicuous in the making -
ing of Massachusetts and
Winthrop , was born at N ew London ,
Coun. , a town which an ancestor
aided in establishing.
; , Robert Charles Winthoop , whose
I Y death is announced , was born in Boston -
ton May 12 , 1809 , so that his earliest
recollections were of the second war
' for independence. lie graduated at
it I Harvard , as his ancestors in continuous -
ous line had done , taking this degree
It in 1828. He read law with Daniel
Webster , whom he had known from
childhood , and whom he had heard
deliver his great address at Plymouth -
mouth et Pock in 1520 as well as the
' ' memorable speech at Bunker Hill
! f in 152 . D Ir. 11ntlirop remained with
t Mr. Webster during what he was accustomed -
customed to speak of as "three of the
; busiest and proudest years of Web-
ster's life. " The student followed
the political teachings of the master
u and when a young man became a
> ' conspicuous Massachusetts Whig. He
was elected to the legislature in 1831 ,
remained in that body for sit years
1 and serving as speaker in 1838 , 1839
q In 1840 Mr. Winthrop was elected to
congress and served ten years. Here
he was again associated with Webster -
ster , and served one term as speaker
)1 ) of the house.
In 1851 Mr. Winthrop was appointed
by tlmc governor to succeed Mr. Webster -
ster in the senate of the United
State , when the latter became secretary -
tary of state under President Fill-
more. With the increasing violence
of the agitation of the slavery ques
tion , Dlr. Winthrop found himself unable -
able to satisfy the extremists on
either side. He refused to follow
his old political chief and was opposed
to Dlr. Webster's position in the famous -
mousth of March speech , and himself -
self voted against the fugitive slave
law , yet he did not come up to the re-
1 quiretnents of the Free boilers , and
was defeated for governor and for
United States senator. These defeats
? + were by very. narrow margins , but
} they led to his retirement from public
Mr. Winthrop was a man of fortune ,
able to follow the life he preferred
i and he devoted the more than forty
' years remaining to him to scholarship -
ship , literature and philanthropy. He
adhered as a member to the Whig
1 party while he lived , but became
known to the country in other characters -
acters than a politician or a statesman -
man , but principally as a great his.
: torical orator.
BREAD RIOT IN CHICAGO.
Dlschar ed Water Departmcnt Employes
Dispersed Only by Main Force.
I CIHCAGO , Nov. 19.-At noon to-day ,
. 250 discharged employes of the water
department gathered about the comp-
troller's office in the city hall and demanded -
manded the wages due to them. The
comptroller sent a clerk to inform
the men that there was no money in
the city treasury to pay them.
Instantly the men became riotous
Cries for bread and threats of instant
vengeance were howled forth by the
1 angry crowd and the comptroller ,
gathering hisclerks , barred the doors
to his office and sent a hurried call for
A half dozen officers appeared , but
were promptly rushed out of the corridor -
rider by the incensed men. A battal
ion of patrolmen was summoned , and ,
' ' after a liberal use of force the rioters
were clubbed into submission and
driven from the city hall.
-The large crowd which had been ate -
e tracted by the disturbance was
! heartily in sympathy with the exp -
p employes and threats to compel in-
1 stant payment of the overdue wages
y 'sere numerous' until the police sue
ceeded in dispersing the throng.
Cotton Gin Burners in Toxas.
GnEENVILLE , Tcx. , Nov. 19.-Five
more cotton gins , located at different
points in this county , have been
i burned at a loss of $25,000 , making
the total burned to date eleven gins.
'There seems to be a concerted move-
1 inent on the part of a gang of burners
todestroy every gin in this county. If
the incendiaries are caught they will
I A doted Engineer to Go to Japan.
SAN FRANcisco , Nov. 19.-M. B.
. Ding , chief engineer of the Pacific
, IT. coast division of the United States
Geolo ieal and Topographical Surveying -
ing department , has tendered his
resignation to enter the empl r of
f' the Japanese government.
Railroad Employes Resist a Cut +
Wu LIAMsror.T , Pa. , Nov. 19.-This
morning the employes of the-Buffalo ,
Iloehestcr and Pittsburg road- struck
b'ecausc a five cent cut in wages was
made. The cut is understood to be
I HE NICARAGUA CANAL.
Many Senatori and Uepreeentatlves Favor -
vor ItsContructIon by Government Aid.
BALmIORE , Md. , Nov. 16.-The Man-
ufacturers' Record publishes special
letters from a large number of United
States senators and congressmen , giving -
ing their views on whether the government -
ernment should give financial aid to
secure the early construction of the
Nicaranua canaL The letters are
probably about equally divided between -
tween Republicans and Democrats.
Senator Sherman of Ohio writes he is
thoroughly committed tothe , construction -
tion of the Nicaraguan canal and
emphasizes the reliort made to the
senate in favor of government aid.
Senator Walsh of Georgia , says the
Nicaraguan canal is the greatest enterprise -
terpriso now before the business
world. Ho believes it should be built
and controlled by the United States
government ; that it would open new
markets for our products from the
field , the mine and the factory , and
would enable merica to compete
successfully wi h European nations
for the trade of the Spanish-American
countries and he countries of the
Hon. H. C. Lodge of Massachusetts ,
.Hon. J. B. Galligher of New Hampshire -
shire , .Hon. William B. Allison of
Iowa , Hon. C. H. Grosvenor of Ohio ,
Hon. George D. Wise of Virginia , Hon.
Alexander McDowell of Pennsylvania -
nia and Hon. W. Curtis of New York ,
also write in a similar strain , each
urging the paramount importance of
the enterprise to the United States.
BOOKMAKERS IN A BOX.
itn East St. Louis Justice Holds That
Lost Money May Be Recovered.
ST. Loris , Mo. , Nov. 16.-In Justice
James A. 11'yatt's court in East St.
Louis , H. E. Barnes sued for the recovery -
covery of $184 lost at the East Side
race track during October. When
the case was tried he produced losing
tickets representing the amount he
claimed to have lost , and succeeded
in convincing the judge of the truth
of his statement.
Judge Wyatt said that his decision
in favor of Barnes was strictly in
compliance with the state statute
governing such cases , which defined
clearly that a person , upon proving
that he had lost an amount equal to
or more than $10 upon any gambling
device whatever , could obtain the full
amount lost from the parties receiving -
ing the same and if not from them
from the lessees or owners of the
property upon which such games
A similar case has been comp-o-
mised by the track people , but this
will be carried up. Confirmation of
the decision will end racing across
the river from here.
THE COLOR LINE IN A CLUB.
Chicago's Women's Assoclation May Be
Disrupted Over Mrs. Williams.
CIIICAGo , Nov. 16.-The Women's
club , after a stormy session , to-day
refused to admit to membership the
noted colored lecturer , Mrs. Fanny
B. Williams. Her application had
been considered at severalsecret ses-
sions. A strong faction , led by Mrs
Charles Henrotin , wife of the millionaire -
aire broker , strongly opposed the
drawing of the color line , and to
day's action is likely , it is thought , to
disrupt the organization. Reconsideration -
eration is not improbable , and should'
Mrs. Williams be admitted to the club
the names of several other leading
colored women will be pressed for
The Final Dividends Small.
ABILENE , Kan. , Nov. 16.-Assignee
John Johutz of the defunct bank of
Lebold , Fisher & Co. , announces that
he will pay dividends of four and six
per cent on the estates of Fisher and
Lebold. These are probably the final
dividendsas no more property remains
except some unsalable real estate
and some property in litigation ,
most , if not all , of which will be required -
quired to pay the assignee , and such
trust funds as have been established.
The individual estates have paid 10
per cent , but the company only 3 per
cen . The liabilities were about
$300,000. Lebold is now running a
small real estate agency in Austin ,
Texas , and Fisher is on -ranch in
Durapgo , Mexico.
OUTLAWS' FOUL CRIMES.
Indian Territory Dcsperadoos Do Worse
Than Commit Robbery.
GUTIIRIE , Ok. , Nov. 16.-A remnant
of the Cook outlaw gang which had
been run out of the Indian territory ,
held up a .German emigrant named
Beckley who was en route with his
family from Wewoka to Tecumseh
yesterday morning. The poor traveler -
eler was robbed of all his valuables ,
his eldest daughter was outraged
and one of the horses unhitched from
the wagon and ridden off.
There were four bandits in the
party. Deputy marshals are in pursuit -
suit of the desperadoes.
will Aid the Republlcans.
RALEIGII , N. C. , Nov. 16.-Marion
Butler , the president of the National
Farmers' Alliance , who is slated to
succeed Senator Ransom in the United
States senate after March 4 next , is
reported as having said he would vote
with the Republicans in the organization -
tion of the next senate. If this is so
the Republicans can count on both of
North Carolina's votes in the organization -
tion of the senate , the other to be
elected in January by the legislature
to succeed Jarvis , who will be a Re-
publican. Dr. J. J. Motiss , ex-chair-
man of the Republican state committee -
mittee , seems to be in the lead just
now for that position. The present
secretary of the senate , General W. B
Cox , is a North Carolinian.
Grave Robbers at St. Joseph.
ST. JosEeii , Mo. , Nov. 16.-The
grave of llaswell G. Hackley , an old
soldier who was buried September 10 ,
has been opened and nothing found
in the coffin except the bone from the
right leg , which was amputated dur-
ing. the war , which he had kept and
which was buried with him.
The Czar's illness Costly.
LoxDoti , Nov. 16.-A dispatch from
Vienna to the Times says that papers
there state shpt including the $366-
000divid3d-among the doctors , Czar
Alexander's illness and journey to
Livadia cost $6,100,000.
RAID A SECURITIES
IN BAD ODOR AMONG EUROPEAN -
AN INVESTORS. '
What Is Set Forth in the Report of Counsel -
sel General Mason-American Railtvay
Securities Returned and their Proceeds
Invested In Less Remunerative Ventures -
tures Because of the Dishonest Management -
agement of Railroad Companies In this
United States Rail + vnys.
WASALiorox , Noy. 17.-Frank H.
Mason , United States consul general
at Frankfort , in a special report to
the state" department , states that
American railway securities have
fallen into bad odor in Germany and'
endeavors to point out the reasons
therefor and suggest measures forre-
habilitating them in the financial
world. He says that in Frankfort ,
which was-the first European money
market to accept United States bonds
during the dark days of- the civil war
and where American investments had
been popular , not only are new securities -
curities refused because of American
origin , but railroad stocks and bonds
had , for years been . returned to
America and their proceeds invested
in less remunerative Prussian consols
and other standard securities backed
by government creditaud supervision.
The consul general says : "The
cloud' ' which overshadows American
railway securities in Germany has
been caused mainly by the revelations
of the past two years concerning the
management of several leading railway -
way properties. German investors
were heavy losers and their losses
served to call the attention of time
people and press more sharply than
ever before to time usurpation of power
and evasions of responsibility which ,
it is claimed , have become so frequent
in American railway management. "
"European bondg and shareholders
have been informed , " the report continues -
tinues , 'that the power of the president -
dent and directors in many important
railway companies has become practically -
tically omnipotent and irresponsible.
They have sent over protests and
proxies to be used at elections for
the purpose of wrestling the control'
of corporate properties from the
hands of officers who were said to be
abusing their trusts and they have
seen these and every other effort toward -
ward a change easily and hopelessly
defeated. That the accounts of an
entire railway system may be falsified -
fied and its securities sustained in
the market by fictitious statements
of earnings and concealment of re-
bates-all of which is believed here-
are discoveries of eomnpratively recent
"Until some general measure can
be adopted and enforced , and foreign
investors can have the assurance asked
for that the published statements of
American , railway companies are correct -
rect and true , and that such malad-
ministration , as has been revealed i n
the affairs of certain systems , is no
longer possible , all such investments
in United States securities will be
more or less discredited , and county ,
municipal and industrial securities of
American origin will suffer. "
CHINA AND JAPAN.
The Mediation to Be Looked Into By
WASHINGTON Nov. 17.-llepresen ta-
tive Bellamy Storer , of the committee -
tee on foreign affairs of time house of
representatives , intends presenting
to congress when it reassembles , a
resolution of inquiry as to the action
of Secretary Gresham in suggesting
to China and Japan that this country
act as mediator in the settlement of
the present war. Mr. Storer is now
making a careful examination of the
subject with a view to taking the
initial steps. The resolutions when
drawn will request the secretary
of state to transmit to congress all
correspondence on the subject , not
incompatible with the public service.
They will ask for information as to
what departure , if any , from time traditional -
ditional policy of the government as
embodied in the Monroe doctrine , is
contemplated by the executive branch
in becoming a factor in Asiatic en-
In examining the treaty of IS5S ,
between China and the United States ,
under which the government has suggested -
gested its willingness to mediate , Mr.
Storer says the language does not contemplate -
template mediation by the president
or executive branch alone. It recites
in substance that the United States
will exercise their good offices in case
any nation acts unjustly or oppressively -
pressively against China. This , Mr.
Storer points out , suggests the good
offices of the United States , but not
of the president ; so it would be
proper , and perhaps essential , that
the congressional branch of the government -
ernment should act in case such good
offices are to be exercised.
Mr. Storer says that any action he
takes will be on conservative lines , as
he desires to make his inquiry for information -
formation rather than criticism until
the facts are presented.
A Wronged Woman's Vengeance.
STOCKTO , Cal. , Nov. 17.-Frank
Quinn , a well known young man of
this city , was shot and killed yesterday -
day in a lodging house by Edith
Elder , who subsequently shot herself
in the right side , but will recover.
The woman confessed that she shot
Quinn because lie had wronged her
under promise of marriage. She was
placed under arrest , but was allowed
to remain in the lodging house.
The : ncliinnoa Divorce Case Settled.
PERRY , Ok. , Nov. 17.Last July
Duncan C. McKinnon , Western agent
of the New York life insurance company -
pany , formerly of Wichita , Kan. , began -
gan suit for divorce against his wife ,
Annie , ' mdhom he had sent to Chicago
with their daughter to finish her college -
lege education. Mrs. McKinnon came
'here at once and filed a counter suit ,
in which she charged her 'husban4
with breaking his marriage vows : Today -
day complete settlement was made
and the suits withdrawn. . It is said
the . husband gave- the wife much.
property and she , to-day returned . , to ,
' MR. SOVEREIGN'S ADDRESS.
Annual Report of the K. of L. General
NEW ORLEANS , La. , Nov. I4.-The
afternoon session of the Knights of
Labor convention convened "at 2
o'clock and adjourned at 5:30. After
some preliminary business , General
Master Workman Sovereign delivered
his annual address , which was an
exhaustive and elaborate resume of
the work of the order from its incipiency -
iency , lie attributed the decreased
membership of the order to the depression -
pression in business circles , prevalent
bankruptcy , low wages and forced
idleness of laboring classes.
Referring to the A. R. U. affiliations ,
he advised a coalition with this as
well as all labor organizations. His
resume of the Pullman strike termi
nated in severe criticism of Major
General John M. Schofield and
the recommendations of .that of-
fiver for' an inersase of the
army , together with time action -
tion of "Chicago's millionaire aristocracy -
tocracy , who were permitted to present -
sent a stand of colors to the Fifteenth
infantry , " which was indication of an
"uneasy desire to subjugate labor
through the military powers of the
nation. " He urged that the assembly
take strong action against an increase.
of time mnilftary force of the nation and
that they advocate a decrease ilt the
regular army and the abolition of the
WHAT IT MAY DO.
The Short Democratic Congress Will
try to Do Many Things.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 17.-Wlmile prospects -
pects of legislation during time closing
session of this congress are not bright ,
the Democrats have a very ambitious
program. Not to mention silver
or the pop-gun tariff bills , much
important legislation will be at-
tempted. It is proposed , first of
all , to attempt a reorganization of
the national bank system , so as to secure -
cure an expansion of the currency on
an easier system of security. Next
to amend the inter-state commerce
law , to pass a free ship bill , and an
earnest attempt will be made to pass
a bill putting the Nicaraguan canal
under the control of the United
States government , the government
to bear the costs of construction.
Any new scheme of finance is Likely
to meet with strong. opposition in the
senate , where it is just possible the
silver men may have a majority.
A HUSBAND'S VENGEANCE.
Bleaching Skelctoas of Two Eloping
Couples Found In Alabama.
FRAxclsco , Ala. , Nov. 17.-News has
reached here of the finding of four
human skeleton s in a crevice on Cumberland -
berland mount.i near time head of
Hurricane creelc. The remains were
found by some negroes who
were chestnut hunting. Time skeletons -
tons are believzd to be those of Mrs.
Sarah Bishop , lmer step-daughter , and
two men , strangers in this county ,
with whom tha women eloped last
spring. At the time the enraged husband -
band and father went in search of
the recreants. He remained absent
for a while , but finally returned and
reported that his search had been
fruitless. Since then nothing has
been heard of the elopers. Mr.
Bishop has also left this part of the
country , and his whereabouts is not
known. An effort will be made to
develop the fads in the case.
NO GOLD BEING SENT HERE.
AiShipment From England lntcrhtied for
NEW Yoics , Nov. 1.-It is generally
believed in banking circles that 200-
000 consigned , to the bank .of British
North America is for Canadian account -
count and has no connection with the
recent government bond issue.
Foreign bankers characterize the
rumors of gold imports at this time as
preposterous and say that to import
gold would be equivalent to selling
demand exchange 3d per pound below
the prevailing rate ; that the purchasers -
ers of bonds for foreign account can
find a ready market for their bills
owing to the ow price of exportable
commodities nd time excellent demand -
mand from remitters , and that there
is no need of any such operation as
gold imports being made unless the
price of exchange shall decline ma-
MR. MAXWELL'S hEt'OR1- .
Work of the Fourth Assistant Postmaster -
ter General-An Army of Potmastcrs.
\IASHINGTON , Nov. 17.-TIIe annual
report of R. A. Maxwell , fourth assistant -
sistant postmaster general , has been
submitted to the postmaster general.
There are three divisions under his
charge-appointments , bonds and
commissions tud postoffice inspectors
and mail depredations. The report
covers the period for the fiscal year
ended June 30 , 1894. The total number -
ber of postoffices in operation in time
United States on that date was 69,805.
Of these 66,377 were fourth class
offices and 3,428 presidential ; the net
increase over time previous year being
1,402. During the year 3.136 post-
offices were established and 1,734 dis-
continued. The total number of appointments -
pointments during time year was 23,166
and the total number of cases acted
on 7,560 , of which 8,966 were in cases
A Negro Brute In Atchison.
ATCIIISOx , Kan. , Nov. 17.A negro
made a brutal assault upon Mrs. Ben
Hobson , Mrs. Mcliale Cain , Miss ltosa
Cain and Mrs Frank Guitzman in
their homes about 6 o'clock this
morning , injuring Mrs. Cain and Rosa
: tnd beating Dtrs. Guitzman into in-
sensibility. The town is aroused and
a good many citizens are aiding the
police in their search for the wretch.
The "Red Duchess" Dead.
LoxDox , Nov. 17.-Caroline Agnes
Beresford , dowager duchess of Montrose -
rose , known in the racing world as
"Mr. Manion" and also as time "red
duchess , " died at her London residence -
dence , 45 Belgrave Square , S. W. ,
early this morning.
The Duke' on Argyle ; Engaged.
LONDON , .Nov. 17.-The Realm , of
which Lady'Coliil-Campbell is the
editor , made its first' appearance to-
day. It announces Llu t- the dukeof
Argyle is eugaged , to .Miss Knox
Little. Too duke' 1170 pears old.
OR BOYS AND GIRLS.
STORIES AND ANECDOTES FOR
THE LITTLE PEOPLE ,
A Curious Geographical Chane-Liht
at the Top-Practicing-Not a Pharl-
see-The Danc1ag -Kathrynts
A Curious Geographical Change :
"Why , hallo , boys , " said Old. Jack ,
genially , as Tommie and Bobbie
poked their heads in , through the
window of his cabin. "Haven't seen
ye in s'long a time I'd begun to think
1'd just dreamed ye , an' 'at they
hadn't never been no such boys as
you be. What's been keipiri ye
away ? Been off travelin'.eh ? Well ,
travelin's good business. it's time
best way to learn jooraphy I ever see.
Ye go to a place and ye see it , ; In'
then o' course-ye know itstlmere , and
if any one asks ye where it is ye can
tell 'em , which ye mightn't if ye
hadn't never went there and knowed
what ye was talkie' about. . So I says
travelin's good business. What
p'ticular feature a' time state o nature
have ye been looldr' at ? The
'White mountains , eh ? Well , well ,
well. I hain't seed the White mount-
gins for goin' on thirty years. Wonderful -
derful they was , too' , risin' right up
out o' the sea like they does , with
sea-lions and wallyrusses roarin' at
the foot of 'em ! Wlmat's that ? ' imey
don't rise up out o' the sea ? Say , do
you know you're a-talkin' ' to me ? Me ,
tvho has studied jograplty the way
like I told ye fromn'travelin' ' ; an' mvlio
knows what facts lie does know mvell ?
Ye don't want to git too' funny with
me. What ! 11'Iiite mountains are in
New Iampshiru ? 'Well , who said they
weran't ? I onlysaid they rose up out
0' the sea-that's all I said. I never
said they wasn't in Net1Iam psl1fre , i
becuz that'd b foolish , b3cuz they ,
be. Harm' been there , I know.
Ain t no sea n or no oceans lappin' the
coast of New IIampshire- mountains -
ains to rise up out of ? Sec here , boys
-doti t von-don t yois rasperate Old
Jack. If' you talk that way to me
'bout time jogeraphical formation -
tion 0' this country 1'11 have
to decide on one' o' two
conclusions. If you say- them White
mountains don't rise up out o' the
sea , either you 'ain'tnever-been there ,
and so don't know or New ilamp-
shire's moved. When I were in New
Hampshire she were bounded on the
west by the Pacific ocean , on the
north by tlutfiins bay , on the south by
Lake Ontarier , an' on the east by-
er-by-I think they called it ilie ;
Meditranian sea 0' course if they've'
hone an' changed it round' I may' be
wrong ; but wha is the use' o' studyin'
jography if they're goin' to make all
them changes 'thout lettin' people
know ? It's wicked. We spend time
an' money gettin eddicated , an' then
they go an' upset it all makin'
changes. " And the old man walked
away , growling. ' 'First thing we
know , " he roared back , "they'll get
out a new 'rithmetie , tellin' us 'at
twelve-times-'leven's 960. I hate this.
monkcyin' witlm facts. No sca for the-
White mounj gins to ris a up- out ' of ,
after me havin' been there-lLmr- !
per's Young People.
Light at time Top.
Jack is one of the dearest boys inn
the world , although he has toeon -
lend with a very quick temper. A
quick temper , you know , often goes
with many other kinds of most desirable -
able quickness - quick perceptions ,
quick affections , quick sympathies ,
and time like , and so it is with .Jack.
He is sensible enough , however ; to.
understand that , if he is ever' to
amount to anything worthy as a man
or a Clmristian he must get the mas-
teryy of this turbulent spirit of his ,
before age and habit shall have made
it too strong for him. But it is.a hard
struggle , and he is too often worsted :
' .It is no use ! " he said to. me in a
burst of confidence time other day as
we were walking into the country.
"If a fellow was cast on an uninhabited -
ited island , like Robinson Crusoe , he
might make out to be good. But on
a playground , with fifty other boys ,
something is sure to. happen all in a
minute , and you're off before you
know it , an 1 have to begin all over
again. I'm just about iliscouraged. "
We were at the entrance of time
pine wood as lie said this , and I
waited until we had gone on a little-
tvay into the green slitdo' before.
speaking. The trees stool close together -
gether , and it was very cool and dim.
"What a host of pines , " said 1'to. .
be growing in such a small plat of
ground ! One world think they must
all be crowding each other and coming -
ing up gnarled and misshapen , yet
here they stand , every trunk of them
straight and tall , not one interfering
with another. "
Jack stole a wondering glance at
me. He was something of a wood-
craftsman for his age.
" \liy , isn't that the very reason-
thert being so many of themnI mean ? "
said me. "Out in the field a tree can
twist itself about as it likes , but
here , you know , the light is all at the
top , and it must grow stn-'Wight up to
get mit it at all. "
' 'f wonder if time tree rule wouldn't
apply to boys-in a crowd ? " I amm-
"I don't quite understand. "
"It is like this The growing soul
must get its strength as the growine
pine its sunshine , from above. The
darker and closer the wood the more
need of the 'light at the top. ' In a
thicket of temptations there is nothing -
ing for it but to keep looking up ; and
trust me , Jack , dear , you mvili find
yourself climbing as you look , into a
strong , symmetrical character , which
no passing gusts of passion can have
power to. warp or disfigure-a character -
ter of.whichany solitary , desert-island
sort cf goodness is but a poor , de-
formed imitation.-Young People's
The Dancing Doll.
Draw on fine pasteboard or bristol-
board a doll about a foot high , and
paint her face and hair handsomely ;
then cuther the Dolls'
maker. Make , 'separately from the
doll a pair of pasteboard arms , and a
pair of legs of the same material ; and
paint the hands and feet. The doll's
waist must be covered with a body or
corsage of silk or satin , lined and
made shapely with , a little wadding.
Ccver the arms with white sleeves of
crape or thin muslin ; let them be mvido
and full , and confine them at the
waist. Sew on the arms to the
shoulders or bust of the do1L They
should be made as if she were holding -
ing out her frock with them.
OI'repare a sllk skirt , and plait it on
to the doll's waist , concealing the
joint with a belt or sash. You may
add an aapron of thin crape trimmed
with ribbon , and tucked up at one
corner with a small flower.
I'iit silk shoes on her feet , having
sewed on the legs of time doll in such
a manner that they mvill move easily
from the knees.
Take a small spool of black sewing
silk. Pass one end of it through the
body of the doll , and having made
a large knot at this end , tie it to the
bar of a chair. Slip the doll along
time thread of. silk till slme is about a
yard from the chair. Then place
yourself in front of her , holding time
spool in your hand ; you may stand
two yards from the doll , and make
her feet go as if they were dancing.
'When you are about to put her
away draw the threat close to her
back ( the knot will prevent its corning -
ing through ) , wind imp time spool , and
lay it with time doll in her box or
There must b a flat skirt of pasteboard -
board under the silk skirt to shape it
out ; and to the middle of this pasteboard -
board time legs must be loosely fastened -
tened , but not so as to endanger their
Not a 1'hari'm ce.
Two little girls , one 9 and time other
fi years of age , the daimghtrs of a
farmer , were amusing themselves
with their books one Sabbath morn-
ing. Time elder had taken her bible
and , turning to time New ' 1'estament ,
began to read aloud. When , after a
few verses she came to sometliin
about time Pharisees , her smaller sister -
ter looked up and asked : "Say.
Molly , what is Pharise eds , anyway ? "
'l'lmis ' was a puzzler , but Molly was
equal to it. "Olt , they don't amount
to much , " she replied. "They're religions -
ligions people , like Methodists and
Presbyterians. " '
"Papa ain t one , is he ? He ain't
"No. 1 , heard mamma say he wasn't
zackly a pillar of the church. I don't
know what he is. "
Little Miss Six-year-old lost herself
in thought for a moment. Suddenly
her blue eyes brightened and she ex-
claimed. "I do ! "
"What is he ? "
"Why , . ] re's a itay''seed. Tommy.
Toddles said so. "
Ten little troublesome liners , .
Ten little liner nails
Patterin c on time piano.
Seattertn ; over the setics.
Clicldn ; and ciaehin , and ciatterin ; .
Each in the other one's way-
What tryin ; and sighin ; mind cry in ;
Toteach little chltdreri to pl my !
To play ? I call it working ,
When-ten little t1nncrs like mine
Are bumpin ; and clumping and thumpirm ; .
And nevcr-will fall into line
They fumble and tumble and stumble.
They trip and they skip and they hop'
And just when the music is gayest
They come to an obstinate , top.
Do you think that mamma's pretty lIner3.
That spirkle and dance on the keys
While the music is rippiin ; below them ,
were ever -o clumw as these'
I would work-I would patiently practice ,
How patiently-day ! after day ,
If I thou tt my practice and pitleaco-
Wouldend in suh'be.iutiful play.
Little Kathryn was one day climb- .
in down the 'terrace when. Imev-
mother called to her :
"Kathryn , dear , if you fall down.
there you.will die ! "
The child stopped in her'play andd
came to- her mother $ side with the
query , "Mamma , what i ; 'die ? '
Her mother answered carelessly ,
"Oh , , to break all to pieces. "
That night Kathryn was saying her
prayers. When she reached the line
"lf 1 should die before I. wake , " in
"Now L " she added'
lay me , quickly ,
' 'Please God , pick up time pieces.--
Chicago Inter Ocean.
.l ltuttorily Hole.
Little Dick's mamma had found'
some tiny holes in a skirt which she'
called moth-holes. A few ( lays afterward - -
ward little Dick appeared with a vary-
large hole in his kilt. " 1Why , Dick ,
: ; aid mamma , "what have you been
doing to tear your skirt so ? " "Main-
tna , " said Dick , soberly , putting three-
little fat fingers through the hole-and
regarding it dubiously , "I think it
must be a butterfly hole.-Youtjm s
French Almond Hardlmaae. .
Put one pound of loaf sugar anif a.
teacup of water into a saucepan ; stir
it well until the sugar is thoroughly.
melted ; take off the scum as fast as i4
rises , and after it has boiled for fifteen -
teen minutes add one tablespoonful
m of vinear or lemon juice. Stir in
one-quarter of a pound of sliced
almonds and pour onto a buttered
tin' Keep in a tin until wanted ,
tier First Circus.
When Far was about 4 years old
she invent to a circus for the first time
in her small existence. On her re.
turn her aunt said to her : "Well , my
dear , what did they have at the eh -
cus ? " "Oh. .auntie , it was lovely , "
answered Fay in the fullness of her
joy , "they had pink Iemonado and
j elephants ; '
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