The Independence west side. (Independence, Or.) 18??-1891, December 21, 1900, Image 4

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1 1 ws uttlt ChrUtuta tree, with ess
um au agivw,
A Aad gold, bun ind tltvtr Urt, a bright
tail ablalDg row,
Tbt ekildrea danced around IV and clapped
their haad with gle;
Aad eat a okiid wa happier than ta Uttlt
vanatata irea.
Bit text WMk, tripped ot all tu fltta and
It mraund wltb a Utile algal "Now, ear-
Ij tali la bardl
fw It dUbt tor bat that atgkt
Aad tha to be rorfut, lmi
.Weald eaau to a tor aj tret , 'a,, i
A Boat .aaappy loll"
at Net aad Ttd and Uttlt frrd aooa apltd
K WBer It
"Hamal" th tried. "A maatl
Wt'll amU aad i
I aan awaj.
Vat tu actus tb A ratio tea
OW MiiajU aata abau c i
V lai tat aaala aad polar heart
AM jUy Baulaiaux."
ft Plaak their thin, a rteet their tail.
happy tree, their Matt, .
It bold tplorr nurthward turned, aad
tailed awj to taat
fhat aooa t'er unknowa taada thart waved
bt banner ot tb tree,
be ttaff that proudly bore It
Wat the Utile Chriatmaa tree.
What afterward befell It would take we
loaf to tell;
It tace became a filrv wood, where tlve
aad dryada dwell;
Aad ae a preuelni, cot-hlck steed.
With a noble kulght atrlde;
Aad eaoa a dark aad gloomy cart
Whera beara and lloua hide.
Bat when, one day, there wandered by a
ragged, abWerlug boy,
Bt aaw the little ChrUttnaa tret aud
dragged It bom with joy.
A merry blaae be kindled,
With Its welcome warmth and ahlne
And the eold bare room waa fragraut
With the odor of the pine,
-Helea Itandlah Perklua, la Bt. Nlcholaa.
C UK neighborhood would hart boon
1 a rery plessaut one,; e.rjbody
4 Mid, It It had not b tor the
Bensons. Loug residence In the neighbor
hood had not made the peepl fonder of
them. Jeremiah Benson waa a wrinkled,
tour-looking old man, a far back aa the
oldeet Inhabitant could remember, aud
hit aleter, Mlaa Minervy, waa even worst.
Th very children were afraid of them,
tnd mad no tnroada on their orchard ot
melon patch. At church the people gatb
tred out In front In aoclable groups after
the service waa over, but Jeremiah Ben
ton and Miss Minervy paused out alletit
amid the crowd, aud had no corvliiil
greeting from any one. Tiny almply did
not "mix" with their neighbor aud af-
ter on falls Into that habit, It is not
assy to break It
Tor' little minisweyjnuo prescnea ;n
(he church at tbe cr. roads, looked on
himself as a brsve mn'J when he ap
proached Jeremiah J town and asked
blm for a little help towards getting the
orphaned Murray children to their uncle
In Springfield. Jeremiah repulsed him
eharply, and told him that If Tim Murray
bad taken care of what he made, Instead
of spending it in bar rooms, his children
would not be dependent on charity.
"But no," he said bitterly. "He had to
etay 'roun' the corner groc'rles in town,
while bis young 'uns growed up to insult
honest folks goin' along the road."
So Jeremiah turned bis horses' heads
towards home, for he had been absent
several days. Miss Minervy was in the
kitchen when he arrived.
"Well, it's time you was gittin' back,"
waa her dry greeting. ' "You needn't
wonder If yon find everything at sixes
an' sevens." ,
"Why what's wrong?" asked Jere
mlah. "Well, In the first place, there's them
movers that ye let camp down by tbe
spring the woman's dead. She was bur
led this Riornln. The man says she was
tick when they came. This ought to be
awarnln' to ye, never to let campers
ttbttle on this place again."
"She was left a widow, an her brother
waa takln' her back where he lived, so
he could take keer of her," was Jere
snmh's explanation.
'Take keer of her ! He ain't got sense
enough to take keer o' himself!" retort
ed Mist Minervy with scorn. "I wisht
he'd hitch up an' go along, wherever he's
a goin'."
Jeremiah looked thoughtfully out of the
window, towards the leafless oak trees at
the foot of the hill. The canvas-covered
wagoa wa still down by the spring; he
Mtald Just see tbe top of It Miss Miner-
vy expected thst he would Immediately
go down th hill and request the mm jut
to more on, but bt did not do at till li t
that evening.
Jeremiah atayed a long time, l'u-k
came, and dark. At laat ahe heard Jere
mlnh't tep a ahutning step, a ot one
feeling hi way. Presently the door
opened and Jorvtul.h aloud there with a
big bundle lu his arm.
"Mluorvy," he aald, aud stopped,
"Weill" replied hit' ainatcd alatrr,
"What In creation have you got there,
Jeremiah J"
"Miuervy," aald Jeremiah again, floun
dering helplessly,
But the bundle anawered the question
for Itself, for It all at one began to wrig
gle, and at one end of It appeared two
ragged little ahoce; and at the other end
came up a tangled, golden bead and...
itiiupied, -y ear-oia lace. ...
"Jeremiah! Whoa child la ttistT And
what are you doing with It?"
"It the dead woman' baby," anld
Jeremiah toftiy, and he came nearer the
Hre aud sat down, with th baby on hla
knee. ..
"Jeremiah, you go right atralght an'
take that child back to that man," com
manded MIm Minervy.
"He'a gone, Minervy," aald Jeremiah
feebly. "He'a beeu on the road more'u
two hours."
"An' where have you been with that
baby all thia timer
"I've been In the barn, Minervy," eon
fcnaed the culprit, in deep humiliation.
"I I ken' a thlnkln I'd come in pretty
Miis Minervy waa filled with rlghteou
wrath. But the baby suddenly kicked
merrily at her with both feel, wriggled
down from Jeremiah' arm, and with a
laugh threw her arms around the neck
pfAltrutus. ...
''lis is my doggie!" she said. '
JS'podin' we feed 'er, Minervy," sug
gested Jeremiah, with caution,
Mis Minervy mimt have been very an
gry, for she merely stood and glared st
Jereminh. But he noticed, after awhile,
that Mitsi Minervy had gone to the, pan
try, and he softly rubbed his hands.
How the baby laughed, and kicked, and
ate, and fed an occasional handful to
Brutus, wbo did not care for bread and
milk, In the least, but ate It with a cheer
ful readiness that Btomped him a gentle
man at heart! Before you could think,
the baby, and Jeremiah, and Brutus, nnd
the floor, were all strewn with bread and
milk, and the strangest thing about It
was that Miss Minervy did not sny a
word. And then, all at once, the bnby
laid her golden head aguinst Jeremiah's
rough sleeve, and with a sleepy yawn,
went off to dreamland.
"Ain't It funny? She ain't afraid of
tis, Minervy! That's wbat took my eyes
the minute t scon her--for she leant out
o' the wagon an' laughed right in my
Miss Minervy turned hastily away; and
When he noticed her again she was mak
ing up a bed on the iouiige. She even
found the bundle of clothes that Jere
miah had dropped at the door. Then,
with a painful flush on her face, she
bent over Jeremiah and dressed the baby
for the night and laid her In the warm
little bed. ,
Jeremiah was restless, and was always
peeping luto that other room to see that
all was right, or getting up in a violent
hurry under the Impression that he heard
the camper's wagon coming back after
the baby. At last some slight noise In
the other room wakened htm from his
first doze, and he dressed himself quick
ly and took Miss Minervy by surprise.
"Anything wrong, Miuervy?" be asked
an she started hack gutltHy from the itdt
of the baby' bed.
"I waa afraid I hadn't covered her
enough," ah napped.
Jeremiah went meekly away, but not
to deep; and In leaa than an hour he
caught Mia Minervy agalu, and thia
time ah did not atari trow the Uttlt
"I waa afraid I'd covered her too
much," alie said almply. "Can't Juu
leep, Jeremiah?"
"Not a wink," he replied, drawing the
con U together and aliirtiug a blaae.
"Neither can 1. I've been tlilcUti',
Jeremiah. I'll E" to "ik ninklu7 her
Roiucthlug tu morrow. I've got a lot o
thing I can Bs over for her.
"That'll be gient," murmured Jere
miah. "Au' w ought to Ittv her better
chance at leuiuiu' than what we've
had," Mlaa Minervy went on. "Vou'v
got to take holt now. Jcrvmlah, an' almw
aome lut'reat lu the acboola, for we'll
want Hie beat one there la by the Unit
ahe'a ready to atari."
"My, Minervy!" exclaimed Jeremiah,
In hciplex amaiemctit,
"An' It' not ouly for her." aald Mlaa
Miuervy, kindling with enthualaam; but
we'll want a nell linlncil claa of young
men for her lo aeleet a iiaband from."
"tJreat Scott, Minervy!" waa Jere
mlah'a feeble ejacultitlon.
Jeremlith found her th nest morning,
atniidlug tu the door, In th clear winter
uimhtne, and watching th baby aud
Brutua rnrcerlng about the yard, lit
baby ahrleklug with laughter, and Brutua
ilUgracIng hlmaelt by Making tikt a pup
py. "VVo've hud our breakfaat," aald Mlaa
Miuervyoh, that exultant "we"!
"Au I'm going to towu aa toou a I'm
done," aaid Jeremiah.
"Sot mH after that camper!" cried
Mlaa Minervy, falterlngly. i
"r don't think he weut that way." nm
, "Jeremiah," ahe aald, with a itrangt
note of appeal Ui her voice! "to-morrow'a
The little mlnlatcr and hla wife, look
ing out ot (lie window that day, wer
amnicd to act Jeremiah drive up to the
gate and com up th walk with the
prlngy atcp ot a young man.
"I li' it a thluklu' about that Murray
family," anld Jeremiah with embarrana
ment. A crowd o' children you anid,
didn't youT-au' aome of 'em bablen,
maybe! An' you want to aend 'em to
their klnfolka at rlprlugfleldT Well, I've
briing along a cheek a little check-"
111 voice had trailed on and tot Itaelf,
but the tnlnlnter' had him by both hand,
bd waa naying aomethlng that made hla
own eye moiat aniin'tliing about the
(atherten aud the widow.
Who Kfr Tlinnn " erliilt till wifn.
"whnt good .fortune h hniwdJ '
you 7"
"Yes wa n't It good?" he exclaimed ra
diantly. "See that baby bed out In my
wagon? An' look st that doll's foot stick
In' out o' that bundle. They's they's
goin' to be n stlrkln' on our chlnibley
board to nlghtl We've Jest come Into
legacy, Miuervy an me. Them campers
left us a baby!"
He turned away with a sudden rush of
feeling, but at the door he looked back
and proclaimed proudly!
"An' it ain't afraid ot neither one of
Jerry's Soliloquy.
Maw sea Untidy Olfltis won't com
Ills yenr, kns lie's on de bum;
Pez he lust his Job 'n so
He won't hsve no stuff t' blow
, In on me fer presents hut
Iion't seem's ol Snndy'll cut
In will nliy piny like dnt
Ones nmw don't know where she's St.
-Will Frost.
A Pickaninny Plaint.
Us chllliin needs mo' civil rights,
lie while folks gutter make some laws,
'('nun some nh us, on Chrlslmns nights
Oils clean foligot by Santa Cluus.
Washington Star.
Mis Hound of Pleasure.
"Dickie, did you get anything on Christ
mas besides skates?"
"Yes'm; got th' croup." Chicago Rec
ord. Holiday Discrepancy,
De holidays Is steppln' long;
Iinh's worry In my cup,
Wlf Christmas hurryln' so strong
l'ut pay-duy kuln't ketch up, ,
j . i
May Christmas always pussies me.
Belle How?
May I don't know whether I should
be thankful for the tblngit I didn't ex
pect or disappointed about tht- (Maps 1
expected and didn't get.
HT'8 no food, Mia Tborold." i d
Hupert Aaliley deipglrltigly. "I"
Bgbt ta beiwwu Stronu and ,fol.iu
tout, aud I haven't au earthly clum
of look-in.
"A battlt it never loat till the I t
hot bat beeu tired, Mr. Atltlt j," i
l)orl Tborold gently, a atie gi; I,
wltb Juat a tuaplclon of kindlier in ..t
eye, bt tu wry amart and youti.i il
t'audldattt whom tht coiiaorvatlvc Ui
iiHiu Ot to aeutl down to c.intiat the 1 1
angular battlt at lllttcklou-lo-Mooi.
"Tliat crowd of Oeordlca wbo occty
Walker' K.-uia, mul tlio lot at i d
Mau'a Lnntl, the other end of tlx- tov ,
will turn tha bnluuce agalnat ni. I t.i
if raid, Mlaa Tborold," h contimi SJU i
"that I'm a bit loo miicb of a buy .
tlit Job, Whcu I go about ca(ivn m
iht h union ak men whether l'V cma
tor tht vol for my fuilicr, a, id dey
won't believe me wlieu 1 tell tl m iiin'
1 am the cumlldtiie.
And V4 ti t "
t; !,
lick two plilnda already. 1Uv oi a
id lu a practical itmuinr to a M? oj
ige wearlug a black coat." : !
"I am afraid our pet pie art a IH
bit rough," aald Mia Tburold. doi j . .,
M-auurv wTTot .d. v.iaauTTllink tt,n
Rupert, lifting bis b f r .u
(rouud aud blunlilug K"nmiug
'whether I get lu or nut, t i; sU a!a,'
thank Hit conaervatlve for a udii g t ie
iowu to Blacktuu lo-Moor tu -ul I twt
inch frlcuda a your f tilioi- and yuur
We are very glnd, to. Mr. A.hlr
Oorln Tborold reulled hurrlv fly, "A'p
rold replied burrtv-Uy. "AM
did you got th( luulic t.i 1
'" alio added, evidently do r ,
-anil how
your facer
am of rtiauitlug the trad or tue a
''Oh, that' nothing!" h etl!ett I'gbt
ly. "Souuhiuo heaved a liljw tlitimgli
the ctrrlage wludow .aat ulirhl la i
wa driving
run a llttlo
It dot tu
"But why
borne. I'olltiral f.lii;
bit hlglitr up ler tli;i
the hoiu couuttca, vt J
ahotild tl -r Hy bur
youY" aked lort, her gray eye op-n-
lug whit lu wouder.
"I am not very nmcli liked in u.
part of -he world. Mr father w a
very bad uian, and I f. ii m!-r "'
is a boy I received a lh 't h ug t i:'r-
log asalettuct) to the wllw vf ' H
"nut i tin sure you m ti i j w
Why should 1 1 tj 1 1
"The i'd of thtfatb
y,.i .nnn.
'jtioted Kupcrt, as ho t!
IMoihI by. Mls Thoro J.
alah me luck for to-mt r
"ii'l. JO'I
"I do, ludetHl. Mr. A..l.'..-j !" upiel
"Then, wltb luck, I st l vi. tu j t 't
tbout a wiudred vote-. tr t ; i l ea
lohustona,' aud about St' ii !. ! ap!
My behind John Hiron . t: i !.
With a flue sweep of ) Ci.i ha?. M
bowed aud left Inirls w .ti
lit LI.' t lt
5 UU li.i titt
hcr.hand had been he i
two second loOfr" tha
iy ceceKaary to form
a sli am Ir ber )
wnrd the rt cur y ttw r.
feet follownl (.lose twl '
I wwii'' . 1- m;
tolces of rw two will
lotd In lu r tr;!e.
"Ttui at' the ls-v
Dlflined one vobx. "A
r. W , A
c '
0 1
t '..!
the Is, too! When l'o
tick wl' the scarlet fev
' th' Ippydciuuilc, lie
in' alie rlddetl 'oop the
died the old 'ootiinn oo,
in' Jellies till alia was
, !.::'
i- .III"
"llaiicu she's soft i ti at yci
ehnp Ashley; ahe waa ti . .: w r blt,i
ipeculated the first aiM. k cfunpii !
Ion. "He's go-olti' to pit h!t--;f oop i i
parley tutnt. they do siiy,"
"He won't be no nieBiber ! f .
mint," said the llrat i:mik !. '
Jolly Miners Bcnetlt CI ,ii a? 4 v
to stasb oop bis meet In i; v;
laddy says they're nil goiu' u vo eg, i
aim tomorrow. An' there's i
" M i
hniwiilr.ul nil 'i'III " '
"D'ye think they'll hurt hlrn'r" eskedfwere i. o1 In the body of the audl
bcr companion auxlously,
"lie's a
grndely la ad."
The sound of voices died
wav ll'i ,t !
tide street, and Doris hurrli
ll on tieiB -
Grim talcs Doris hnd hekrd of
brutalities of past elects, ns Otte
through her brain.
She was still trembling,
when e:r
was brought to a stiimlntill
by ft hrU
feminine call from the door of a saiai"Si
grimy cottage.
"Tro, Miss Doris, I want! yert" t
There was no nilsinklng i)io cwknc
lecent of Mrs. Acroyd, tic stalws.'
mistress of the cottage. "
Cl... . m I..U 1.... LU.l. -..I.'V
dub w muj m miuiiii-i v iiirui, uir
regarded by most of the iiiljnbltant
Ulackton-lc-Moor a a "furr)ner." Ne
ertheless her social In thit-rco In ti
town wai immense, ror wasjiha not t i,,,,,, tm roctor and bis daughter, bo do-
I . . Mi
ipouse, and considerably tie "betlt-
half" of Bully Acroyd, tlij! clinnipl
heavy weight of tue whole district,
i-avy weight of the whole district, a-, aal fnr too hapjly ,0 care
footballer coveted by Al the i lvi;,:,..r l,6 was ot the top of the poll
mtidlng counties'" , ifVL, ,.f
rounding counties?" v
Turn In fin 'lut mo rtiiut ehiil ,
ww.v -I - -
MIm -leea," aoJd
Mj .Vcr.i
"My Bill, e ain't come home fro-v
work yet, or e d be that prowl to si
yer as yer wouldn t bellevelr
, Doris took the proffered font
"Well, Mrs. Acroyd, whilt can I tic
for you?" she asked.
"It's not about me tliat
tee yer. Miss Doris.. Ii's
wanted to
bout your
leir," replied Mrs. Acroyd, k aim foil-
ed a massive pair of arms W
v It fa uu o r
Of decision.
.... - ., . . ,i i,
uuve l uiu-uucu uny oi ('id iKUhCI'i
In the sewing circle?" asli d Dori-j,
looking a little disturbed.
"No, no, my lnmb!" rejiiicd ati'-.
Acroyd reassuringly. "Just its If y,,;
would offend them I I Just wnnt i
straight answer to a stralgh tiorttou."
Here the speaker paused dwjbi f nliy,
"Ask the question,," Mrs.
Acroyd,!' said Doris, rather nervously.
"Now, Miss Doris, there'!' tio off'.'tise
Intended, but ain't you a IJ t gone ot
that la-da dtt young toff fron. I,ui!ii-.n
you know, the conservative joint V"
"The conservative Joint:.'" jnnsxn
Doris. j
"That's Mm the young fn with
window pane In his' hi, acji'. a 'K.u",
haw!' sort of way of talking n:i tli. ai;ti
'Is talk stuck In bla neckl j
"As I waa goin' to tell yh" contin
ued Mrs. Acroyd volubly. " 'B call-in
lap. this mApn' - I
"'Good mornln, madam' says V
taking off his shiny topper, i s polite as
If he wa taikln to a duchess.
14 'Good day, youn man,'
pavt I.
'"I r. Acroyd at ttuitT' sayi
' 'N jrounf inatt,' aayt I. 'E'a dowo
Itt tb pluvi dlgglu coal fur tut beu
r-m ..r kn nr.i.,ri i nl. -,i,it,
Wl'-M .i oavln' thlrtv boh a tou. for tbt
hetnrtii nt th lib r .....i
-Tu aorry t hartu't tlmt to dlaou
tiiH t en! qufttlou, Mr. Acroyd,' aaya
luf, 'out I ahull bo very glad If you will iwuiua. u injecwu win iui ui y
mvc in a cuu of your ver tactlWut Uvni' volua to bring Imr around, tbon,
tt'a. tell urn that you uiakt tht luiulng to br uaturally auxloua par
rt ry Wjt cup o lea lu tha wbolt towu,' M bt aaldi "I cau tavt Iht lift if
ay V. Aud would you bellcvt It, Ml aujoua will allow uit to Inject a quart
IJurla. la tlvt uiliiute bt au tut wtrt
.il.nrii.iiu' over our artcrnoou tea, Juat
then aati'l a If t wa a iwtU lady au' It
i wt tin at 'oiue day.
"N'ow.j Mia Doris,
I aaw 'la Unit
gnia nt!ii('t wheu ' atarted aratla' til
tort if aueatlou about you. au' atttlu'
imr tu :) tell Mm all about you,
' !.. 1 1 tuld Mm all about wbat you
CM lu the cnrlet fever time, au 'tht
Hie, au' tht typhoid time. I aay
'tow, young man, wbat do you
' '-, ' a young woitiaa llkt tbatf
" 1 i iluk ahc'i noble girl,' aayi ',
an V truck M eycglutit In Ma eye, an'
pil l down M cuff aa though bt
mi . it what be anld.
"young man,' says t, t(t
'v'1. ' vr vi iu wist mi vu iuu
'i ititrattona.'
..a ... hwm. . W .,h. N.B H
" I tiudcratand,' says bt.
'ViiVve been sparklu' round er
ever ,it act you've been dowo 'trt tlec
iIiiiuih flug,' taya I.
-T iotla.
" 'N-ilv, young mail. says I,' you've
come 'ire lo arat my old tuao for 'I
iVo1, v
1 Miu.'-ra
W u
vol", iulch 'e'a chairman of tbt Jolly
r Ik'tiulli Club. 1 know very
pit he au' Ma mate are golu' to
vote tMlu yer, aud that they're gulu' to
ma!)nop your meetln' to-night'
" 1 'nt sorry to 'car that,' says 'e.
" '.Niw, youug umu,' says I, 'might I
arxt wlmt are your Intention toward
wr Ml lorlT Khe's more to ua woui'
vU 'cr' hau half a doacu blootulu' uicui-
Oi't o mninuieuv says t.
'i'l.t-a he dnipiied the winder tiaui
frt -u eye u the -haw, haw' from 'U
rt)h. t quit genilc:
' Wli'ther I'm returned inemlM-r f
,ti,rii.iut or not for thl couatltueny,
(Ir Acroyd,' say 'e, 'I lutend to a t
tu lirla Tborold to do uie tbt botor
nurm' me.
.. H,lt 0 mJP n,t i, Au
lien ypu've married 'er, do you ueau
!io tr ot' 'er well V !
I " I dij,' says 'e, I
I " 'No stopplu' out late at nlgtna, no
St-iuftilc clubs, an' always to bring yer
i 1
I. i
T 'hi 'il 'eld out my 'and to 'liu, which
Pi f d very 'ard.
J -Mb
re It to uio, then, young man,'
ik you, Mr. Acroyd,' say he.
iiposlug Mia Tborold won't
ave ii-tr'
"' leave that to me, young man,'
' w. i. I f' II I,. .. Ml.. I.. ...1.1.
.... I ', .. i'. ... irn ,'1,1 in, mill
;in.!nde1 Mrs. Acroyd, pro
magultiiitit hi If -hoop rtn.
I'd lut for 'Is iti.nbitr bi-for 't
P was that like my poor lil!l
1. r,)'l ' ; .vji.i..."
lu, ' Kr.w, Miss Horls, arn you fotnl
u t r ain't yon" If you ro. he'll
I. iiler o' i'Srleyniint liHu.ortow
a' bt if you ain't, my old mau au' 'la
i-iiio vii!' wipe til in sn" Ms tncctln' out
thl' v( t ' ievenln'!"
"Oil. Acroyd. I've loved hlui for
icr m. 'Jing!" whlsM'red Doris, as ahe
hid I jface ou that hidy's massive
sloitl : 1 1
"Tn" i Jut Ms ring ou, my dear, and,
f U'-u b ) you wear It, remetubcr that a
ki theu and good plain wlttlea
had i: to do wl' making a man hap
py nu b; ltd au' keeplu' out o' the poob-
il- I,
i nil the brass In the world!"
' Ashley delivered bis final
"it electors of Blaektoule-
i I, which was to have been
i.i , oscd, passed off amid gen
v.: 'Siu. His ngent attributed
ge number of women who
'"no", fl id who seemed to suppress at
bnre Au. si . ns of rioting,
Wlii i h, emtio to tlio end of his
!W' - !i a rir of enthusiasm burst forth
ilfrt't f1' -1 and foe alike.
u nving morning It was ru-
tiHiicu tunt "Htiuy' Acroya ana me
1 .iu tiin.i mora titlttr si.llrllw f,m
.VAslilt i It wus further rumored la th
iificijj r rint lurgo numbort of voters
n o Mitu't Lund and Walker's Bents
vc;e pie i ted from coming to the poll
iy Muic B 'ves, who had stolen their
-Int., in t 'ie night and had kept them
u hod tl iy wltb unlimited gruel and
oiitt-i.) and beer, declaring that they
aivcre n t
well, and should neither work
li-it flnv.
"rtuor vole
g )ltM 1 1(lt night, as Ashley drove
ijlown to tbe Town Hall, accompanied
..liiiml, s he nbsPtitly twisted a dla-
lotid rinse on a very slender linger,
.kUl,, ,0, Jlk tje Conservative Club, 4Wp hill, '
- .. , . , III . L
j VMS' ' Of.r 01 Asuieyi mug inxougu
She stn-ets. '
"ily twciv
ve hundred votes!" yelled a
sr- wlmlii
IMHiiltii'iit uonservniive, turusung a
lory hand through the car
It was be women vote, dearest!"
M."penid Doris happily.
I "They voted for you, darling!" cor-
iected Ashley.
Mechanical Power,
rniii-e U using the automobile In
il,. nl vttVS for the DUblic am-vlce.
'lihe experiaicnt in i nns or supplying
, 1 . W . i m .
iitomobllrH to the mall collectors and
Jiflers U already declared a success,
fid now comes the news that in the
iwyuun i" '
iw.gogne p;
j ..........
iwcuu'li tov n oi Aicutwu men? I m ex-
king order on automobile' "You might think," said an eieetri
scrvlce. A motor quadrlcy clan, "that burglnr alarms ore made
d to on ambulance of the ' only for houses nnd stores and banks,
ittern. The motor man and nnd that sort of thing, but they have
Use the ottftdrlcycle, and the nowadays electric burglar alarms made
WZM "Ot l"l
I patient Is
L ..I. n il.n am.
hr.lunfp AS tne fliencou uospiuu i
r.iii tho be loflt of the country far and
wide, the trvlce Is naturally managed
differently from the Paris ambulance
..,,,.i(,(. After a call Is received It Is'
rif-r"".Huiy o secure a doctor and travel
rtut In the country perhaps miles for
li e tmtleot. Ilence the speed furnish-
I I . . I . . I
e l bv mechanical ratner man noma
pttwer u tuost essentlnl.
F iU
i tin,..,, a trnimnn soils milk from a
Ijood cow, and It "goes dry," It Isj
nighty bar 1 to yay a aouar tor enu-eu
lUtfe tid'tHi. '-
'give up their lives.
Heroic I'hytlilau WlaoM Dteotlua to
1blr Profeaaloa aat o Haaaaalty
L4d Tkcaa to tbt Ptrforaaaaot af
prtait Aula af en Be.
youug girl wbo lived lo tbt Uttlt
villHM uear Cork. Irtlaua, broke an
artery lu birr cheat aud loat aiuioat tv-
try drub of blood tu br body. Tbt
wbo waa callttd bad ouly bwu
Q,uallnd a year aud waa not out of bit
of JIUi'(' "' )im
Although there wert two at rung aon
l0" tooiu, utfltbcr aald a word, but
. lueir uiuiuor, a iicmaie wotuan, voiuo
"'crcu to giv the required quauuty,
uM'tor nw at once that abt ro-
,iulrcd every drop b bad lu her body,
I1""1 without another word b bared bla
l'ut Vl'cl aud allowed the blood
,0 ruu '"to the veliui of bla patient. lit
young lady'a life, but bt waa
never able lo make good the blood bt
bud loat, and about alx uioutba latvr be
Auotber caat somewhat similar oc
curred lo Kiilcm, Maa. A wealthy mer
chant, a reault Of au accident, loat a
large quantity of Wood, and when the
waa iyi""
.mui&v MMU Uliari'liuy UI'IU. . tUI UU
fortunate umu had ouly Just been mar
ried, and his wife prayed to tht doctor
to save her huabnud'a life. The doctor
felt sure that If be gave bis owo blood
to bring back the patient's life It would
lake him weeks 16 make good the loss,
sud that posalhly be wight never make
It good nt all, lit would not allow tbt
wife to make the sacrifice, but gave
ucnrly a quart of bis own blood. Tbt
merchant recovered, but tht doctor
who gave him back hi strength and
life la a feeble, pale faced man, unable
to work or follow hi profession. It
lives with the merchant ami bla wife,
who look after bltu as If be were their
own brother.
A country doctor died of typhus fever
early In the year. He was called to at
tend a young man who was Infected
with the disease, aud bt went Into the
room where tlie patleut lay and care
fully examined the body. At tht time
the doctor was In a low state of health,
and he caught the dreaded fever and
died within a fortnight
A young French doctor aome time ago
Inoculated himself with cholera germs
sud suffered many weeks of serious Ill
ness lu order to experiment with a new
mcdlclunl discovery which was be
lieved to cure all germ disease. Unfor
tunately, the medicine refused to act.
sud the plucky doctor died of the fever
he Imd given himself.
When Koch's fluid waa first discov
ered half a doxen German student
were the first persons to have It Inject
ed Into them. No one knew whether
the fluid was not a deadly a poison a
I dos of strychnine, and the men wbo
allowed the drug to be Injected Into
their systems are worthy of the highest
praise. The (lose given to them was
fat too powerful, and two of the nuiu
ter were nearly kill d i i '. ' :,
from of tbv Quslet I'l 1 n A !'- t
T.lth V . , ',".
Ti I, A"'.... -.... '''
nry for future :t . h ami
r!i lice won by linlilnir i! J.- . itiewhat
doubtful if a scan-!-, ihi ; .Id 'ore and
records of the p .. U.t.i. J sin
gle omen, legend or proverb disrespect
ful to this merry bird. We are told. "If
larks fly high aud sing loug. expect flue
weather," aud auotber prognostication
Is evidenced If they rise before they
sing at dawn, with an overcast sky,
when rain may be looked for, but when
they By very high, singing as they rise,
a Hue day Is to be expected. If Held
lurks congregate In flocks severe cold Is
Indicated. Bcgardlng tlnrhcs, tbe plain
tlyoflbte of this bird Is by many taken
as Indicating rain, and In Scotland the
follow In j; Jlugle Is common:
The feathered denlxens of the farm
yard hnve ever been associated with
proverbs, such as "Children and chick
en must always be pickln'," "Curses,
like chickens, come home to roost,"
"A laying hen Is better than a standing
mill," "Sauce for the goose Is sauce for
the gander." "The fool put his last hen
In the pot." "The crowing cock love
his own music," and "Geese ollow
their leader, If he's a big enough
goose." Of fowls there Is a rhyme thus:
If fowls roll In the sand,
Ualn Is at bund."
And when they look toward the sky, or
roost In the daytime, rain may be ex
pected; but If they trim their feather
during a storm the rnlu Is about to
cense, while their standing on one leg
Is considered a lgn of cold weather.
With regnrd to ducks and geese, we
are told:
"When ducks are driving through the
That night the weather takes a turn."
In the Morayshire there la a rhyme
"Wild geese, wild geese, ganging to the
sea, v
Good weather It will be',
IT I. ....... I. - I. -.Ill -..III II i
im- ''" i"u.
Tlie whiteness or a goose a Dreast
bone Is supposed to Indicate or fore
shadow the quantity of snow during
the coming winter, as shown In the fol
lowing Hues:
"If tbe November goosebone bo thick,
So will the winter weather be;
If the November goosebone be thia,
So will the winter weather be."
When turkeys perch on trees and re
fuse to come down snow may be looked
for. When swans fly It la a slgu of
rough weather, while guinea fowls
11 l,.,n linilnl KnflSn Mil t
siiusu more umu unum jubi uv.uio
in cxen inicve.
nllliibni. nrrna tl nll'lMI 111 V All t tllfi
viiil-kuu luiei. iiib v.-uil-v.u uuuw o ou
wired wltb the help of simple contri
vances designed for that purpose that
the opeulng of any door or window In
Its sets ringing a gong In the owner's
house, which Is connected wltb tbt
chicken coop by wire, and the thief
can t stop the gong's ringing by shut-
. I i I. J I . .1 u.l.n.Un
. iing me aoor or winuow agaiu, ii van uo
snut on in tue nouse oniy.
"What's to hinder the thief cutting
the wire? Why, nothing, I suppose, if
be could find it In the dark, but while
these alarms are set up wltb overhead
wire from' the coop to tbe bouse they
ay bt eoniMcted by wire oade
ground, toltabtt Insulated wlrt being
provided for thl purpose. For that
matter there Is ont system lo which
tht alarm la started by tbt breaking
of a wlrt. It I a mora or less familiar
fact that tbt chicken thief sometime
avoids all doors aud wlndowa, for fear
of trap guns tod that sort of thing, and
Just lifts a board off tbt roof to get at
tbt chickens, this being a bandy way
also, becausa from there be cao pick
tht chickens off tbt roost conveniently.
But nowadays there runs across every
board on tbt under side of tbt roof a
light, easily broken wlrt, which Is,
however, tuftlcleut to carry the required
curreut It la Impossible o lift a board
lu the roof without breaklug tbt slender
wire, and, In this case, by uioans of
suitable coutrtvance the breaking of
the wire starts the bell to ringing.
"The cost of a chicken coop burglar
alarm for a single chicken coop, wire
connections wltb the bouse and all,
would be very small, a few dollars.
The cost of setting up a complete bur
glar alarm system for a big chicken
ranch, wltb many coops and buildings,
would of course bt considerable,
amounting to f'MX) or IKK), more or
less."t'hlcgo Chronicle.
Oldiwt Wooden llulldln In tha World
In the Kt Nicholas, Miss Ida Tlgner
Iloduett writes of "The Little Japanese
at Home." Miss liodnctt says: .
The old castles which were the home
of the daluilo princes were built of
atone; but these, too, were constructs
so as p offer a little resistance a
posi to earthquake shocks. The
i rssswdhissas " ''.sen fa J'ut mof.
and are supported wltblu by immense
timbers, the Inward slope Itself being
a safeguard against danger from earth
quakes. Buildings erected according
to the Japanese Idea of wbat Is neces
snry to give security against earth
quakes have stood for centuries. Home
wooden pngodua of great height ore
known to have been Itt existence for
seven hundred years; and the old wood
en museum at Nara, lu which are pre
served the Mikado's rare treasures of
ages, Is fully twelve hundred years old.
This Is a large, oblong building made
of logs of kenk! (kce-ah kee), a reddish-
brown wood, put together In the log.
cabin style, and It Is supported merely
on wooden legs resting uiod loose
stones. No pnrt of the building ha
iM-en renewed except the roof, and this
ha been put on ouly three times. The
present roof Is made of tiles, and Is
about one hundred and fifty years old.
This Is, In all probability, the oldest
wooden building lu the world, and It Is
certainly a uotable example of the al
most Imperishable nature of some
Japanese woods.
They Suffer No Penalty.
"Alvord' theft of $7iK),i)0 and
Bchrelber1 of $ KM',000." said an expert
accountant, "go to show that In all
business It Is Impossible to prevent dis
honest men from stealing. No matter
bow thorough the auditing may be, no
matter how closely the head watch
those under them, every man wbo han
dle money can steal, with a reasonable
chance of escaping detection. That
more such men don't steal spvaka well
for human nature, but I must qualify
this statemeut with the additional one
that uiany do steal aud are caught, but
their employers, while discharging
tluiiudu.not uiiLka4iuldlo-tlvte -e-i
win o:rtr!iv liUu., Imiieift t en
plow r to d-i t
'f hilling f'n
"Vi'll '! ;f
f t; m t!:l-V
i thmjt'i; n : a
- i" I'thf Gnu
'', II'S IH' .:
r ' " U'tii
they arm nt! e t
bur theHr tlfali-a-j
tions ou the liita!.u,crit pl ia. I know
a naclieior C . wuo .u in yout.u rob-
Ud tU l'uk .-i'y
-I,8(K), with which he speculated, hop
ing to make enough to marry. He lost
all, was discovered, and Is Will paying
off, out of a paltry salary, that debt of
shame. I know the histories of scares
of defaulters, aud lu every case - the
thefts were, lu a way, Innocently be
gun. The money was taken wltb the
determination that It would be re
placed." Philadelphia Record.
Wonderful Feat of Memory.
That memory can be trained to a re-
maikoble degree has long been admit
ted, but a test to which Henry M. Pills
bury, the chess expert, recently submit
ted was one of tbe most remarkable
Illustrations of mental capacity ever
witnessed. While at the Northampton
Club at South Bethlehem, Pa., not long
ago be had, while blludfolded, partici
pated In a team of four whist and at
the same time contested In ten games
of chess nine of which he won, the
other having been drawn he offered
to memorise thirty words, no matter
how hard they might be, the selections
to be read to him only once. Prof. Mer-
rlman, of Lehigh University, and Dr,
Trelkeld Edwards, of Bethlehem, pick
ed out most of tbe following words:
Anttphloglstlan, pereosteum, takadiaa-
tase, plasmln, ambrosia, Trelkeld,
streptococcus, ataphelococcus, micro
coccus, Plasmodium, Mississippi, Fret
belt, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Ameri
can, Russia, philosophy, Plet-Potgle-
tcrs-Rost, Salamngundi, Oomstlle
cootsl, Bangiunmvato, Schlochter's
Nek, Momslnyama, theosophy, cate
chism, Madjesoom8lopa. Plllsbury
memorized these words and repeated
them In the order given and In the re
verse order, aud be did not hnve any
difficulty In repeating them the next
MHitiiDo fspeirnnnirlng
This Is a German Invention
arrangement used is provided with a
rod, upon which the roll of paper Is
placed. A paste receptacle wltb a
brushing arrangement Is attached In
such a manner that the paste is ap-
yVl x uc cv vs. ww is is .rn r. a ia
fixed at the bottom of the wall, and
the Implement rises on the wall, and
only needs to be set by one workman.
While the wall paper unrolls, and, pro
vided with paste, Is held against the
wall, an elastic roller follows on tue
outside, which presses it firmly to the
! ,i wtn th wall turner ha. rflsoh-
nnm v v r -i
ed tbe top, the workman pulls a cord,
whereby It Is cut off from the remain
der of the roll.
Mrs. Crlmsonbenk-I read in the pa-
. fw ,inv tlmt dnrinir tho flr.t
day ot her married life a.Coreiin bride
must uot speak, not even to her hus
band. It Is considered a very repre
hensible breach of etiquette.
Mr. Crimsonbenk Now, that's some
thing like a honeymoon. Yonkers
Big Locomotives.
Pittsburg locomotive .works have
completed two engines which are
claimed to be the most powerful and "wation by praising her hostess cook
heaviest yet constructed. Each weigh ; ho ess 8houlfhtrBw."t ' t0
111 tons, the tenders having a water Peo net: It means that sheis to be
capacity of 7,500 gallons and a coal ca- to bake for a church social
P81 of tonrteen tons. m&n hM mrM 4
Without the earth the brlckmakei
would have to give up hlg occupation,
Baatoa ah A'Uhd Htm to Aasaa
lit Orldlroa log.
"Well, wbat now?"
Tbe lion wltb long mane and muscle
growled hi dlsapprovsl at being inter
rupted from bis sporting sheet
"Tom, I wish you would put on your
football pants."
"What for?"
"To please me,"
Without another word be left tbe
room. When he returned bis limbs
were Incased In white puds.
"Now your chet protector, Tom."
"See here " ,
"It I no trouble. There It Is under
the table."
He fished out a yellow object and
attached It to hi person.
"Now your shin guurds."
"Say "
"They are right In that corner.
He laced on these protector while
he watched him.
"et those arm guards, Tom.
"I have not the time to "
"Then I will got them and assist you
In putting them on."
She bad the guards on his arm be
fore be had time to protest.
"I guess 1 might just a well submit
What next?"
"Here I the rubber to shield your
"I thia alir
"Don't forget your ear protectors.
He adjusted the last of bis armor and
waited further orders. She mused Jila
bnlr wltb ber baud to nmks blm look
til the more formidable.
tv int no w r"" " i,.-,.....,j .
"Tom, do you know the little s man
lown the court. Tbe one tha; come
op to scrub every Saturday?"
"Well, her busband I on soothe "
bender. He' nn In bed now"
He ought to be at work."
Well, th Inst time be went on a
pree he saw sight. Not snakes, but
big demon with long balr and strange
"Did. ehr
"So she say. And. Tom. If he see
sny more of them It will frighten him
Into signing the pledge."
" ell. bow Is be going to see them?"
"Look In tbe glass."
"What "
"Yes, I mean you must go np In bla
room. One glimpse of your wild hair.
rubber nose and ears and unnatural
sine will make him swear off for life.
Soon after he sect you give that awful
college yelL - It may csuse him to Jump
out of the window, but It will cure blm.
will you do this?"
Well. I guess not! What would the
team any If they beard their captain
was scaring drunks?"
And he rushed out to remove hla
irldlrou togs. Chicago Dally News.
Conspiracy to refuse to deal wltb a
person which Is made maliciously to
Injure him, and not to serve any legiti
mate Interests of the persons who enter
Into It, Is held In Ertx vs. Produce Ex
change (Minn.), 48 L. It. A. 00, to be aa
actionable wrong.
Publication In church papers by tha
officers of a church, as to the result of
their Inquiry as to the fitness of tbelr
t',rli, nnp" jeij, lu Kedgate
vs. It uh (Kan.), 4$ L. It. A. ZM3, to ba
f"kri pnv.ifrfed communication when It la
:i':si.!e iu y d fuith with reasonable oc-
castoa for the. pulillt-attou. ' , v
Ttlght of a arthone
ienum to selL ,
uti.ij i-.i'.i-i-'i. -. a vuii nvriu.
to denied in Htufe vs Cow4ery (Minn.).
M I.. It. A. SW. cotM!tb.tainitnr n pen-
visiiin In the wi-hit I.l-mju-.4-
mingled wltb other
property of tho same kind or transfer
red to other elevators or warehouses.
Failure to apply for an extension of
I vacancy permit for premises that are
still vacant on the expiration of the
permit, which provides for au exten
sion on application. Is held In Hender
son Trust Company vs. Stuart (Ky.X,
18 L." U. A. 49, to constitute negligence
on the part of an executor or adminis
trator wltlftbe will annexed, who Is In
possession of the premises and of the
A statute providing fpr the .taxation
of Judgments Is held. In IJomilton ve.
Wilson (Kan.), 48 L. R. A. 238, to be la
violation of the constitutional rulM)
uniformity, where It exempts Judg-X,
ments on debts secured by mortgagee,
but does not exempt deficiency Judg
ments upon foreclosure of mortgages of
real estate, while, on the other hand.
It does exempt deficiency Judgments om
foreclosure of other liens.
Withdrawal of the funds of a cor
poration from a bank that Is about to
fall, upon a check signed by the presi
dent of the corporation, although be
was also a director of the bank and hla '
knowledge of Its condition was acquired
by him aa such director,. Is held. In
O'Brien vs. East River Bridge Com
pany (X. Y.), 48 L. R. A. 122, to be
valid and not to violate the stitutory
prohibition of transfers by any Insol
vent bank or officer thereof, wkh In
tent to prefer a creditor. ;
Pneumatic Tubes,
Pneumatic tubes for carrying mes
sages are an old story In the largest
European cities. But the largest la
use there, those In Loudon, are only
three Inches In diameter. It Is only la
tho United States that the whole bulk
of letter nmtl Is bandied between glycaU
poimtrur TWW Tora V'ttiDe reachlna; 7
to Brooklyn Is three and a half mllea j
long ana eigni nu-nes iu ammeter, al
lowing the passage of i pouch contain
ing 000 letters In about seven minutes.
Her Own Depot.
In-, la nst crp.narnltv bnnnii tha
the has a pdvate'rallwa;:
tlon. This Is at uosport, and Is used
by her Majesty when embarking for
Osborne. The station consists of a
long, seuil-elrcular platform, the end of
which Is connected with a pontoon.
against which tlie royal yacht Is usual-
ly moored.- It Is a strange fact that no
other member of the royal family ever
uses this station.
A Chinaman's Wonderful Rise,
' Chin Tan Sun, of San Francisco, Is
M t0 tlie wealthiest Chinaman In
tnls country, whither he came a pennl-
less steerage passenger. He now owns
twveral manufactories In which white
labor Is employed, runs a number of
tores, a canning establishment and a
real estate office.
Dentists with an Army Corps.
Several dentists were Included In tha
medical corps which followed the Ger
man army to 'China, ,
When a woman caller begins the con-
woman twenty yeara, be still think
be i fooling ber.