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? In sacred place where long have slept the
nation's glorious dead
-Again is heard the funeral march , as sol
diers slowly tread.
Again with tear-dimmed eyes the throngs
of reverent watchers see
The crave receive the dust of those who
died to make men free.
'The emblems of the Nation's love and
sorrow there are shown
As to their final resting place are borne
the brave unknown ;
'The flag at half-mast droops in grief for
those who are no more ,
And fitting requiem for the dead the
black-mouthed cannon roar.
Twas not in fratricidal strife these sous
of freedom fell ;
Ah ! no : their grand self-sacrifice proud
history e'er shall tell.
'They fought for strangers who had long
been crushed by tyranny
They died to give to fellow men the boon
Prom every section of the land in loyalty
To fight for honor of the flag , to win the
hero's fame ;
And now they lie at rest with those who
to their country gave
"Their lives , and all that they held dear ,
that country's life to save.
'Safe now in beauteous Arlington these
later heroes sleep ,
Ami Fame above their hallowed graves
shall ceaseless vigil keep.
'The Northmen and the Southmen there
are resting side by side ,
A nation's pledge that nevermore shall
section lines divide.
LL right , "
lip , strug-
white tie. A ser
vant had just in
formed him that
Jus father wished to see him in the
Philip \vas arraying his comely self
for the Mortons' ball , and as he finish
er he surveyed himself a moment , then
( akini : up his gloves he stalked down
the stairs and into the stately library
where his father sat at a table writing.
Philip's father was a great railroad
inainiate. of whom most men stood in
wholesome awe , but his stern face
li-jhred up wonderfully as the athletic
-figure of his only son came up to his
chair and laid a hand affectionately on
" ? " Philip ask
"What is it. Excellency
ed. and the tones of his voice sent a
thrill of pride through his father's
-Sit down. Phil , " said his father , mo
tioning to a chair near at hand. "Were
.you in that crowd last night that nearly
wrecked a horseless carriage , and
1"rirhi < 'ned a horse that an old woman
from the country was driving ? She
ui&ht have been killed if one of you
1 fjiK-y I know who ( Philip blushed )
hadn't taken a living leap at consider-
.jih'.e rik Jind caught the horse just in
time and stopped it. "
"Ye.I was there , " said Philip. "You
see. father , the boys took old Steele
with them. He knows all about moto-
cyclt's and things like that , but not
much else. But Steele put on airs , so
the boys pulled him off the seat , and
two or three of us tried to run it. It
really ran us , " said Philip , laughing.
"Steele must have had his foot on
something we couldn't find it and
you never saw anything go so. father ,
never. I really don't know where they
fetched up : perhaps they're going yet ,
for Steele turned sulky and wouldn't
let them know where the brake was. "
"I should think not , " said his father ,
smilini : . "Of course , but for the acci-
deni there would have been no real
.harm in such a thing. "
"Except listening to Steele's lau-
iiuaire. father ; it was electrically blue ,
lie was so upset , in more ways than
"But. " went on his father , "is life
-never iroing to mean anything but a
frolic and good time to you , Philip ?
Yet : are through school , and it is cer
tainly time for you to take a more se-
jL-ious view of life. You have no idea
of what it means to earn your daily
" ( ) h. but you do that for me far too
well , daddy , " said Philip , laughing. "In
JCact. .von earn cake , too. "
"Yes. that's the trouble. Phil , and as
"Jong as you are here it will be the same ,
I am afraid. My boy , you must cut
adrift and steer for yourself awhile , I
"When ? " said Philip , with startled
"Now. " said his father , his voice
'trembling a little in spite of himself.
"How much do you owe in town ? "
"Oh. two or three hundred. I sup-
'pose. " said Phil , his mind intent on his
father's meaning. "You don't think I
have done anything wrong or disgrace
ful , do you , father ? " and Philip's voice
\was very anxious.
"No. no. my boy , " said his father
promptly. "No. no , I am not displeased
' with you in any way. my son. Heaven
knows how 1 will get on without you
but we won't talk about that now. You
Hiave passes on all the roads. Here is
-a check for $ .100. Now go out west
.and begin at the lower round of the
: ladder si ml climb up. Here is a letter
to myfriend , the superintendent of the
i Great Western and Northern Road.
He will start you at work. Good-by :
- don't , come home until you have earned
your promotion. It's all my fault ,
Philip. I haven't brought you up just
right , but since your mother's death I
; haven't been able to refuse you any
There was silence a moment , then
Thilip came to his father's side.
"You aren't angry with me , then ,
father ? " he said.
"No , no , Philip , no , no , only anxious
that you may grow Into a manly man.
Philip put his hoyish head down on
the back of his father's chair a min
ute , then went upstairs , rapitHy
changed his clothes , packed his trunk
and valises , came down and caught the
midnight train for the West , and it
wasn't until he reached Topeka that
he found he had left at home his check
for $500 and had only a little silver and
his letter of introduction to the super
intendent of the great road that thread
ed the West like a huge artery.
He found the superintendent's office
without difficulty and presented him
his father's letter.
After the superintendent had read
the letter from his great Eastern friend
he looked keenly at the somewhat slen
der but athletic figure before him and
"I have an opening. " he said ; "but
it is by no means a bed of roses. "
"What is it ? " asked Philip.
"Not especially hard work , but it is
in a lonely spot. There is a cut up the
road about 150 miles. It is in the
mountains , where washouts frequently
occur. Telegraph poles wash down ,
wires are broken , etc. So it is neces
sary to keep a watchman there contin
ually. A railroad tricycle is furnished ;
also a shack where , after a fashiou ,
one can live. Wages , $30 a month.
Think you can stand it ? "
The prospect was not alluring , but
Philip had made up his mind to accept
whatever offered itself without demur ;
so he said : "Yes ; thanks ; I will take
it. I suppose there will be shooting
and fishing in plenty ? "
"Yes ; plenty of that , fortunately. By
the way , you will consider yourself
my guest for a day or two if you irould
like your father is an old friend of
"Thank you , sir , " said Philip , grave
ly ; "but I will go at once , if you
So the superintendent , well pleased
his new watchman's pluck , furnished
him with a list of directions , supplies
needed and pusses. In the few hotirs
before his train left Philip sold some
jewelry and bought his simple outfit.
Only one train a day from either di
rection stopped at his station unless
flagged , lie was dropped at his new
abode just as night was closing in , frith
supply boxes , gun , camera , ralises he
had left his trunk in Topeka. He mnde
many journeys up to where his little
shack , or hut , literally hung on the
mountain side before his possessions
were landed on the floor of his one
room. It was cold , but the former oc
cupant had thoughtfully left a box fill
ed with resinous pine knots , and Philip
soon had a fire crackling delightfully
in the rusty stove , and after a very
frugal meal lie was so aonestly tired
that he slept as he had rarely slept
HEING POKE \VAKXED , THEY WENT CAU
before , though on a "shakedown" of
fragrant balsam boughs covered with
his great roll of blankets.
Hunting , fishing and a touch of the
outside world through the books and
papers mj-steriously sent him supplied
him with recreation outside of his
somewhat monotonous duties in the
weeks that followed.
Fortunately Philip thoroughly loved
nature and the magnificent views all
around him were a source of endless
"When I've earned my promotion I'll
bring his dear excellency out here , " he
thought. "I'll show him a thing or
two that will surprise him. The only
tiling is there is nothing to do here
that will earn a promotion. "
However , one day , far up in the cut ,
he was tapping poles and scanning the
track over a deep culvert , when all at
once he lienrd voices below him. He
dropped on his face and heard distinct
ly the details of a plan to rob the pay
car which would go through in about
Surely this was an adventure at last !
lie ran back to the place where he had
left his tricycle , just as the ma.il train ,
which had sidetracked for a few min
utes on account of a hotbox , was pull
ing out. "Whoop , " said Philip , then
whiz went a rope round the brake on
the rear car , and Phil and his tricycle
were going down grade tied to the
He had tied on behind a freight once
or twice before this , and that was fun ,
but this beat tobogganing and every
thing else that he had ever heard of
in th < > way of speed. His front wheel
ditl not often touch the track and he
flung for his life.
As the mail cars opened at the side
no one saw him. "This means death. "
he thought , "if I am thrown off , and I
think likely it's death if I stay on , but
I must get home before that pay car
comes past. Evidently this is cither a
promotion or a disgrace ; there's no
middle track. "
The train was slowing up though it
never stopped close by Phil's shack.
Unfortunately the tricycle could not
slow up with equal rapidity. Phil's
box containing knife and pliers had
tumbled off long before , and now the
tricycle tried to climb the rear car , the
rope broke and Phil flew off and land
ed near his own shack , fortunately in
a pile of balsam boughs , while the mail
car serenely proceeded on its way , leav
ing behind it a wrecked tricycle and a
Two men who had been standing in
Philip's door , rushed to pick him up ,
and when his head stopped whirling
around he looked into his father's eyes
and saw the Western superintendent
At this surprising event Philip near
ly lost his breath again , but knowing
there was no time to lose , he gasped
out the plan he had overheard of de
railing the pay car and then robbing it ,
and the car was nearly due now.
So Jhe two , each supporting an arm
of the dizzy watchman , helped flag tea
a standstill the pay train and thgn ,
being forewarned , they went cautious
ly ahead , followed by the Eastern pri
vate car containing several railroad
dignitaries and the pale young watch
man who had wished immensely to par
ticipate in the capture of the robbers.
The capture was effected with neat
ness and decision and Philip was re
turned to his own abode where , after
entertaining his father and employer at
supper , they sat down before the fire
to talk things over.
"I came out , " said Philip's father
with dignity , "to see how you were get
ting on. "
"Badly enough without you , dad , "
said Philip , smiling , his hand in the old
place , "but I couldn't come to see you
until I had earned mv promotion , you
"There was nothing in the plan that
prevented me from coming to you ,
though , " said the older man , smiling up
into his sou's face. "And I really think
you have earned your promotion and
I shall take you home as my confiden
tial clerk "
"There's a bill for a broken tri
cycle " began the Western superin
tendent dryly. "Not allowed , " replied
his Eastern friend promptly. "It was
broken in the company's service. Son ,
you are promoted. Chicago Record.
In the fourteenth century armor be
came so heavy that many soldiers only
30 years old were deformed or perma
nently disabled by its weight.
A medical journal advocates the use
of hot sandbags instead of hot water
bags in the sickroom. As considerable
invalidism is caused by the use of cold
sandbags there is an element of poetic
justice in the proposition.
In the reign of Edward III. all the
brewers and bakers were women , and
when men first began to engage in
these occupations it was thought so
strange that they were called men
brewers and men bakers.
Bank of England notes are made
from new white linen cuttings never
from anything that has been worn. So
carefully is the paper prepared that
even the number of dips into the pulp
made by each workman is registered on
a dial by machinery.
An arrangement to raise and lower
car windows without trouble has been
for the benefit of
ing travelers. Compressed air from
the engine or elsewhere does most of
the work. All the passenger has to do
is to turn a crank or press the button.
The number of communications by
telephone in this country annually is
75,000.000 ; telegraph messages , 67.000-
000. There are 15,000.000 incandescent
lights , 1,000,000 arc lights , 500,000 elec
tric motors , and 1,000 electric railways.
About 2.500,000 people in this country
earn their living through electricity.
A paper bicycle has now invaded the
field. One of them , owned by a bicycle
agent , is in use in Loii'lou. Paper fiber ,
similar to that sometimes used in the
manufacture of railway carriage
wheels , is employed for tubing , and
is as strong as any in use. A factory
is said to be contemplated for the pro
duction of bicycles of this sort.
Christmas was first celebrated in the
year 98 , but it was forty years later
before it was officially adopted as a
Christian festival ; nor was it until
about the fifth century that the day of
its celebration became permanently
fixed on the 25th of December. Up to
that time it had been irregularly ob
served at various times of the year
in December , in April and in May , but
most frequently in January.
Said to Be Bullet-Proof.
Dr. F. Moreno , the commissioner of
the Argentine republic who is now in
this country in connection with the ar
bitration over the boundary dispute
with Chili , has brought with him to
London , I hear , a piece of the skin of
the mysterious quadruped which Is said
to exist in the interior of the territory
of Santa Cruz , in Patagonia. Accord
ing to the reports of the Indians , it ia
; i strange creature , with long claws and
: v terrifying appearance , impossible to
kill because it has a body impenetrable
iilike to firearms and missiles. The
piece of skin which Dr. Moreno has
here fully confirms this description. I
: im told by an expert who has seen it.
ind a close examination and study lead
to the- conviction that the animal to
which the skin belonged Avas about the
size of a cow. This specimen will short
ly be sent to the British museum , but
it may be added that hopes are enter
tained that a whole skin , with the
skeleton , will before long be obtained
tor the museum , since this is one of
the main objects of Harry Cavendish's
expedition to Patagonia. London Daily
Could See Two of Jupiter's Moons.
A German tailor who died at Breslau
in 1S37 had such keen sight that he was
nble to see two of Jupiter's four moons
with the naked eye. _
Sprayinjs Fruit Trees.
The spraying of fruit trees in ordei
to destroy injurious parasitic fungus
and destructive insects has now almost
become as regular a part of gardening
work as weeding and in other ways cul
tivating the garden crop ; but it requires
just as much judgment as any other de
partment of gardening. Sometimes in
jury results from the strength of the
copper solution. It is well , therefore ,
to use a small portion of lime , which is
believed to be a security against the
excess of the other articles. And again ,
spraying is often a failure through the
application not being thorough. The
under surface will sometimes be miss
ed , or the spraying machine put in a
position where the upper surface of the
leaves receives little of the spraying
mixture. It is not wise to spray where
there is a probability of rain soon fol
lowing , as in that case the mixture is
washed off , and if by chance rain does
follow , another application should be
made. Meehan's Monthly.
Valuable Jersey Cow.
The above illustration , reproduced
from the London Live Stock Journal ,
shows the Jersey cow Mabel 2. > d , the
property of Mrs. Cyril Greenall , Walton
Hall , Warrington , which won the first
prize at the London dairy show and
JERSEY COW MAI5ET , 23n.
nlso numerous other leading prizes. She
is a fawn , ten years old , and is one of
the best all-around cows of the breed
in the country , possessing considerable
constitution , level outline and quality ,
< vith excellent udder.
? eed Germination.
If all the grass seed usually sown
were to germinate there would be about
2,000 plants to tbv square foot. It takes
about 74,000 seeds of timothy to weigh
an ounce. Careful experiments have
shown that timothy seed covered by
two inches of dirt cannot shoot into
growth. Covered from three-quarters
to an inch only about one-half of the
good seeds will come forth. Red clover
seed cannot get through two inches of
dirt. White clover seed covered V/2
inches deep will not come through , and
only about half will grow when cover
ed from one-half to three-quarters of
an inch deep. Alsike clover seed will
not push through 1 % inches of covering.
The above results were obtained by
sowing the seed in finely sifted dark
loam , which was kept moist during the
process of germination. From one-
quarter to one-half an inch is the right
depth to cover grass seed. Hartford
A Handy Stanchion.
An excellent and handy stanchion for
cattle is shown in the illustration from
the American Agriculturist. The feed
rack is made of
vertical bars 1
or 2 inches thick ,
bolted both at top
and bottom be
tween two side
strip s. T h e
stanchions a r e
made the same as
the other bars , or
STAKCIIIOX. heavier if prefer
red , but bolted only at the bottom , leav
ing the upper end to swing freely. When
vertical , the stanchion is held in place
by a block nailed between the side
strips on the right and a hinged strip
on the left. In the cut this is raised ,
but when the stanchion is vertical it
drops between the side strips and holds
It steady. Whenever desired , the notch
ed strip may be raised , the stanchion
pushed aside and the cattle are free.
Always be careful to leave just enough
space by the stanchion to admit of easy
rnotlon of the animal's neck.
How Deep to Plant Potatoes.
Except for the very earliest planting
It is better on rich , dry soil to cover potato
tate seed at least four inches deep.
Then there will be no temptation to
throw the earth around the potato as
it grows , making a hill through which
the tubers will grow outside the soil ,
and be made worthies for cooking by
exposure to the sun. A potato that has
been "greened" properly makes the best
< ; eed. but in some of the potatoes that
are greened in fall the eyes appear to be
destroyed , so that the potato is not even
good for seed.
Among the many radical changes : n
farm management during the Ia < t
quarter of a century there are few that
have brought the farmer greater profit
than that of marketing pigs at six or
seven mouths old instead of keeping
them three times as long. The best
market demand at present is for good
fat pigs , and they command the high
est price. It has been demonstrated
over and over again that the cost per
pound increases with the age of the pig ,
and so it is in the line of economy to
push the pigs from the start and sell
early. Practical Farmer.
Birds Eat Poisonous Fruit.
A correspondent in Nature discusses
the rather interesting question why
birds are not killed by eating poisonous
fruit. It is held by some that birds eat
only the surrounding pulp , which in
many cases is perfectly harmless , as , for
instance , in the case of the yew , where
as the seed is very poisonous. The real
facts , however , appear to be that the
birds actually eat largely of the ber
ries , both pulp and seed , and that they
very shortly afterward eject the seeds
and skin by the mouth , thus avoiding
any poisonous effects. Instances are
recorded of finding the ejected seeds
and skin of poisonous berries , although
no instances are on record of any one
having actually seen the birds eject the
seeds. It has been asserted , although
the evidence is by no means strong ,
that blackbirds have been known to eat
the berries of Atropa belladonna , the
well-known' deadly nightshade.
Corn Kows Straight.
It does not pay to make crooked
corn rows , despite the well-known old
saying that "the most corn always
grows in crooked rows. " That is a
reminiscence of days when stumps and
stones obstructed the surface and made
it impossible to do neat work in mark
ing out. A strong horse , easy on the
bit , is necessary in doing good work in
marking rows. Still more is a clear
sight to the end of the field on the part
of the man driving the horse. "Unless
the surface is very uneven four marks
can be made at once , of which the in
side one will follow the mark made in
going around last time. This makes
three rows for planting gained in going
across the field , and six in going and
re turn in sr. It does not take long to
mark out a large field in this way. But
if the surface is uneven it is better tc
mark rows with markers having only
When Pettinjr Out Plants.
An important point in setting out
plants is to firm the soil well about the
plant after setting it in the ground.
This can be best done with the feet ,
tamping the soil gently immediately
about the base and against the stalk of
the plant. This serves to keep the
plant in position , so that it will not be
whipped about by the wind , and pre
vents the air from getting at the roots.
As the plants are knocked out of the
pots dip the ball of soil surrounding
the roots in water , and pour a little
into the hole into which the plant is tc
be set. Fill the soil in about the plant ,
and compress it as suggested above ,
and if no water is applied for a week
the plant will not suffer. By the for
mer method only the surface of the soil
is wet and the roots of the plant re
main dry. Woman's Home Compan
Buckwheat for Low Grounds. '
The buckwheat crop is peculiar in the
fact that it can be put in after July and
still make a crop of grain that furnishes
excellent food for man. It is almost al
ways sown on low. Avet land that could
not be tilled earlier in the season. In
fact , it is more often a failure than not
if sown on high , dry land , even in the
East , where there is usually plenty ot
moisture. It cannot be grown with
profit beyond the region of the great
lakes , and the two States of Pennsyl
vania and New York produce yearly
more buckwheat than all the other
States in the Union.
The laying of soft eggs that is , eggs
covered with a membrane rather than
a shell is easily ascribed to overfat-
ness , but some hens persist in the habit ,
whether fat or lean , even if well sup
plied with lime , and such fowls are
doubtless affected with chronic disor
der of the organs of reproduction.
While these are all right for table poul-
Lry , they are good for nothing else. If
several hens in a flock lay soft eggs , it
is a. sure sign of overfeeding. Live
Restoring an Old Orchard.
It is sometimes cheaper to restore an
3ld orchard than to plant a new one
ind wait for the young trees to grow ,
rhis may be done by judicious pruning
md removing all of the dead wood , c
then manuring the ground in the fall
ind applying fertilizers in the spring. c
rhe manure must be used liberally ,
irst lightly stirring the surface soil and
then applying the manure , which
should be well worked in when spring
"Wonders of the Bee.
Every bee carries his market basket
omul his hind legs. Any one exainin- I
mr the body of the bee through a mi-
: -roscope will observe that on the hind
egs of the creature there is a fringe of t
; tiff hairs on the surface , the hairs ap- j ,
iroaching each other at the tips , so as r
o form a sort of cane. This is the bee's
jasket. and in" * 'A ( after a succes.-i
ourney. he wii 'km enough pollen to
ast him for two or three days.
Grafting Tomatoeon to Potatoes
The United States Government at the
experiment stations has succeeded in
grafting the tomato top on to the pota-
o root , and. strange as it may seem ,
he growing of a crop of tomatoes does
lot seem to interfere with the growth
> f the potato , and no doubt it will be-
: ome common some time by this means
: o grow the finest tomatoes and pota-
: oes both from the same plant.
THE FIREMAN'S LIFE.
The Spectacular Side of It Doubtless
Has Stronjr Attractions.
Doubtless there is something in the
spectacular side of it that attracts. It
would be strange if there were not.
There is everything in a fireman's ex
istence to encourage it. Day and night
he leads a kind of hair-trigger life , that
feeds naturally upon excitement , even
if only as a relief from the irksome . i
idling in quarters. Try as they may "X
to give him enough to do there , the
time hangs heavily upon his hands ,
keyed up as he is , and needs be , to ad
venturous deeds at shortest notice. He
falls to grumbling and quarreling , and
the necessity becomes imperative of
holding him to the strictest discipline , w ,
under which he chafes impatiently.
"They nag like a lot of old women. "
said Department Chief Bonncr to mo
once ; "and the best at a fire are often
the worst in the house. " In the midst
of it all the gong strikes a familiar
signal. The horses' hoofs thunder on
the planks ; with a leap the men go
down the shining pole to the main tloor ,
all else forgotten ; and with crash and
clatter and bang , the heavy engine
swings into the street , and races aAvny
on a wild gallop , leaving a trail of fire
Presently the crowd sees rubber-coat
ed , helmeted men with pipe and hose
go through a window from which such
dense smoke pours forth that it seems
incredible that a human being could
breathe it for a second and live. The
hose is dragged squirming over the sill ,
where shortly a red-eyed face with dis
heveled hair appears , to shout some
thing hoarsely to those below , which
they understand. Then , unless some
emergency arise , the spectacular part
is over. Could the citizen whose heart
beat as he watched them enter , see
them now , he would see grimy shapes ,
very unlike the fine-looking men who
but just now had roused his admira
tion , crawling on hands and knees ,
with their noses close to the floor if the
smoke bo very dense ever pointing the
"pipe" in the direction where the en
emy is expected to appear. The lire is
the enemy ; but he can fight that , once
lie reaches it , with something of a
L-hance. The smoke kills without giv
ing him a show to fight back. Long
practice toughens him against it. until
iie learns the trick of "eating the
smoke. " He can breathe where a can-
llo goes out for want of oxyiren. By
holding his mouth close to the nozzle ,
le gets what little the stream of wnU-r
H-ings with it and sets free ; and within
i few inches of the floor there is nenr-
y always a current of air. In the last
miergeney , there is the hose that he
; an follow out. The smoke always is
lis worst enemy. It lays ambnshes
'or him which he can suspect , but not
vard off. He tries to by opening vents
n the roof as soon as the pipe-men are
n place and ready ; but in spite of all
u-ecautious , he is oft n surprised by
he dreaded back-draft Century.
, if any one has an easy time
In this world of push and pull ,
t is not the boy of the family.
For his hands are always full ,
'd like to ask , who fills the stove ?
Where is the girl that could ?
Yho brings in water , who lights the fire ,
And splits the kindling wood ?
Lnd who is it that cleans the walks
After hours of snowing ?
n summer , who keeps down the weeds.
By diligently hoeing ?
Lnd who must harness the faithful horse
When the girls would ride about ?
ind who must clean the carriage off ?
The boy , you'll own , no doubt.
md who does the many other tilings
Too numerous to mention ?
'he boy is the "general utility man , "
And really deserves a pension !
'riends ! Just praise the boy sometimes ,
When he does his very best ;
Lnd don't always want the ea y chair
When he's taking a little rest.
) on't let him always lie the last
To see the new magazine :
.ml sometimes let the boy he heard ,
As well as to be seen ,
'hat ' beys are far from perfect
Is understood by all ;
lut they have hearts , remember.
For "men are boys grown tall. "
.ml when a boy has been working
His level best for days.
: does him good. I tell you.
To have some hearty praise !
[ e is not merely a combination
Of muddy boots and noise ,
.ml he likes to be looked upon
As one of the family joys.
A Testimonial lor Veracity.
Pearson's Weekly tells this story :
It's a moighty foine thing to have a
liaracter for truthfulness. " remarked
I'Grady when he returned home the
"Indade an * it is that same , " agreed
[ rs. O'Grady. with an approving nod
s she hauled one child out of the fcn-
er and scraped the cinders off his
"ock. "An' what makes ye say that
he-lira : "
" 'Cause me master belaves in me
cracity intoirely , " was the response of
helim. He lighted his short pipe ami
> ok his accustomed seat on a broken
iiair near the chimney. "I toulil him
lis morning that I couldn't help bein
ite. an * that I had run a moile in a
linute an'a half to get there in toime.
n * what do you think he said ? " *
"Mebbe that ye desarved another six-
: -nce a week. "
"Better than that.
These are his very
ords : 'O'Grady , ' sez he , 'Oi wud jus't
- soon belave ye if ye sed ye had done
in half a minute. ' So ye see what
iith he has in me veracity intoriely. "
Salisbury as a 3Iiner.
Lord Salisbury. England's prime min-
t-e , once handled a pick and shovel
Arms tlie great Australian gold craze
set out as a gold hunter , and th *
vel in which he lived
as a rough red- .
.Irted miner is still standin-
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