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RAILROAD THROUGH THE FARM.
There's that black aboniornation, that
big locomotive there,
It'g smoke-toll like a pirut flag, n-warin'
through the air;
An' I must sot twelve times a day, an'
never raise my arm,
An' see thct gret black monster go a-
snortin' through my farm.
My father's farm, my gran1sirs farm
I come of Pilgrim stock
M J great-great-great-great-grnndsir's
farm -uy back to Plymouth Rock:
Way back In the sixteen hundreds it was
In our family name.
An' no man dared to trespass till that
tootin' railroad came.
I sez, "You can't go through this farm,
you hear It flat an' plain T
An' then they blabbed about th right of
"eminnnt domain." ' -i
"Who's Bmluunt Domain T sea I; "I
want you folks to see
Thet on this farm there ain't no man so
eminuut ez me."
An'Gw'en their gangs begun to dig I went
out with a gun,
An' they nwned me off to prison till their
wretel)ed work wuz done.
"If I can't purtect my farm," sea I, "w'y,
then. It's my idee : ,'
You'd better shot off callin' this the coun
try of the free.' "
There, there, ye hear It toot agin an'
break the peaceful calm,
1 tell ye, you black monster, you've do
business ou my farm!
An' men ride by In stovepipe hats,1 an'
women loll tn Bilk,' . ,
An' lookln' In my barnyard, say, "See
thet old codger milk!"
Git off my farm, you stuck-up doods, who
set in there au' grin, ,
I own this farm,1 railroad an all, an' 1
will fence It in!
Ding-ding, toot-toot, you black o!' fiend,
you'll Dud w'en you come back,
An' oT. rail fence, without no bars, built
straight across the track.
'An then you Btnck-up doods Inside, you
Pullman upper crust.
Will know this codger'll hold his farm an'
let the railroad bust.
iYou'U find this railroad all fenced In
'twon't do no good to talk
If you want to git to Boston, w'y Jost take
yer Inlgs an' walk.
Sam Walter Fos3,
HAT a splendid
figure that Judy
hits; I wish we
could get a
glimpse of her
face. If It match'
es her form, she
must bo a superb
ly beautiful worn
an," I remarked
to Tom Poole, my
"She Is prob
ably plain enough
lu features," re
ap o n (led Poole.
"Women are not given to hide their
faces so completely when they are
worth looking at Uut, as you say, I
should like a look at hers, for special
"Ah! And pray what are they?"
"Well, knowing that you cau be trust
ed, I will tell you. Complaints of rob
beries of passengers' luggage from rail
way platforms have beeu so frequent
of late that I havo beeu detailed for the
special duty of capturing' the thieves,
Aud from Inquiries I have made. I
have reason to believe that one of those
thieves Is n woman."
When we turned hack she hail disap
peared. Poole peeped into the ladies
waiting rooms, but Bhe had evidently
left the station.
"I verily believe that woman 'siiot
ted' me, In spite of my get-up," said the
detectivo lu a vexed tone. "I must try
Several weeks passed, and Toole had
not Been the lady. I had twitted him
with his want of success lu Identifying
the handsome lady wlththo luggage rob
beries, and he tools my boater very
A few evenings afterword I was at
Euston, seeing off a friend who hod
been Staying with mo for a few days.
The train had Just left, and I was go
ing awuy by the uiulu entrance, whou
a housom drove up at full speed, and
lis occupant, a toll young lady, got
"You're too late, miss; the Scotch ex
press has gone," said a porter.
"0, heavens, what shall I do?" And
the lady covered her face with her
hwds Hud sobtted bitterly.
"Can I be of any service to you?" I
She raised her veil and looked at tne
with what I thought were the loveliest,
most glorious eyes I had ever seen
eyes lurge, melting and of a beautiful
"I will trust you, sir, for I like your
face. I started from Paris liwt ulght,
sir, en route for Edinburgh. At Dover
this ovenlng I discovered that I had
lost my purse, but as I was booked
through, and hnd my route tleket In my
glove, that would not have mattered
much If 1 had caught the train that
has Just gone. I am a stranger tn Lon
don, aud I hove no money. What am
I to do? The cabman tMk pity on nie
Ot Victoria and brought me here."
"Come with nu My landlady will
put you up; she Is a good soul, and has
two daughters of her own. Do not hes
itate; I cannot think ot your going to
I handed her tuto the hansom, on the
top of which were two largo leather
trunks, aud handsomely reinuperated
the generous cabman on our arrival at
iny lodgings In Kensington.
My landlady and her daughters re
ceived their unexpected guest with ev
ery aprn'oronce of cordiality. During
upper Miss Evelyn Dalrymple, as elie
Btyled herself, briefly narrated her his
tory, telling us that she was an orphan,
bad beeu compaulon to a hidy living la
Paris, but that, not liking that city, she
was going to Edinburg In a similar ca-packy.
No reply came to the telegram we
sent, and Miss Dalrymple seemed In no
hurry to go away. And. Sarah Cribble,
the younger of the two girls, would not
be friendly to the stranger, notwkb-'
standing her mother's remonstrances.
Her gentleness Is nothing but art.
mother; her amiability Is assumed. You
are blind to her real character; she Is a
compound of cunning and selfishness,"
The rustle of a dress outside the door
caught Sarah's sharp ears, and sudden
ly opening the door, she found Miss
Dalrymple standing there. With a
flash of withering scorn Sarah confront-
eded her, t
"Is It necessary to stand with your
ear to the keyhole, listening to our cou-
ersatlon?" she asked.
"Surely you cannot mean It, Miss
Sarah? You do not know what cruel
things you are saying! But I will leave;
have no wish to create discord be
tween a mother and daughter."
After her departure I learned that
she. had sold her traveling trunks 1 to
Mrs. Gribble, on the excuse that they
were far too large for her small waro-
robe, which she took away In a glad
stone bag. I resolved never again to
play the knight errant In such a fash
Ion to strange damsels In distress. .
Would you like to see bow the mem
bers of the 'swell mob' enjoy? them
selves?" asked Tom Poole one evening
some two months after my adventure
1th the blueeyed orphan. "There Is a
ball and supper to-night to raise funds
for the defense of that scoundrel Bat
son, who nearly killed .one of our men
hen caught committing a burglary, as
you will remember."
The Janitor at the door demurred at
first, and mildly declared that we had
no right of entrance, the affair going
on upstairs being quite a' private one,
but Tom Poole declared that If any fur
ther delay took place In opening the
door be would raid the place. That
threat was effectual, for possibly some
of the gayly dressed men and1 ttouimi
had property In their possession for
which they would have found It diffi
cult to account.
Do you see any one you recognizor-
he whispered. .
"No," I replied, puzzled,
"The lady whose figure you admired
at St. Pancras," be went on; "see, there
she Is, with her face turned to tho girl
behind her." .
I looked In the direction Indicated,
and was more puzzled than ever. Tho
girl possessed the splendid form of the
veiled lady we had seen at St, Patt
erns, and her hair was of the reddy
gold that was so much affected some
time ago by the ladles; In all other re
spects she was exactly like Miss Evelyn
Dalrymple, the glorious blue eyes, es
But Evelyn's hair was dark brown
when I took her home with me to Mrs,
Grlbble's, hence my bewilderment. But
as tile girl turned In our direction, and
I had a clear view of her face, my
doubts vanished. Sarah Gribble had
been right; the orphan was a fraud.
Rather more than a year ofterward I
hapiM)od to be at the central station,
Manchester, seeing a chum off to South
Wales by the 10:30 express. The train
hnd Jun-t gone when a cab dashed up,
and u lady alighted. It needed only a
glance to satisfy me that Evelyn Dal
rymple had again turned up, and evi
dently In her old character, for on the
all were two trunks and a large port-
Before she could fix upon a train that
would enable her to get away with her
lxxty, I had hurriedly told a railway
constable what I knew of tho lady, and
she was arrested.
At the sessions a string of convictions
were proved against her, and the ap-
leallug gltmees of her beautiful blue
eyes were powerless to Induce the re
corder to "give her another chance."
You are a dangerous woman, and.
B'X-lety must be rid of you for a consid
erable period. Ten years' penal servi
uocr Flatting diatom.
A fvw years ugo tho flshwmcn of
rrosttm, LaucaNhlre, used to go fish
ing ou Sundiiy, the same ns on other
tliiys. A clcrgynmu ot llm towu preach
ed ngalnst Hubbath dusocrutlou, and
prayed that they might catch no fish.
And they did not! Uut they found out
how to make his prayers of uo avail.
The fishermen usotl to make a Uttlo
etllgy of the parson In nigs, and put
the email "guy" up their chimneys.
White his reverence was slowly smok
ed and consumed, tire fish bit like ev
erything! The fishermen of the Isle of
Man always feel Bnfe from storm and
disaster if tlMsy have a dead wren on
hoard. TlK-y haw a tradition that at
one time au evil spirit haunted the her
ring pack aud was ulways attended by
storms. Tlie spirit assumed many
forms, and at last It took Uw shape of
a wren and flew awiy. Since then If
they have a dead wren with them they
feel certain that all will bo safe and
snug. i :
On the Norfolk coast they think that
fleas and tlsh come together. An old
fisherman uer Cromer was heard to
say: "Times Is that you might look In
my flannel shirt and so scarce a ttoa.
OJid then there ntu't but a few herrings;
but times there are when my shirt's
ollvo with 'em, and then there's sartln
to be a sight o' flsh.H Flannel-shlrted
anglers, please note!
. How Thejr WIH Fiht.
"Do you think any of those warlike
editors will flgltt In case we haw wnf
"You can bet all you're worth they
wllW-flght shy of the recruiting offices."
"lie said he would kill himself If I
wouldn't marry hliu."
"U didn't do It; the mean thing!"
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THE STOKER A HERO.
On Men-of-War There Is No Position
! More Trying than Uis.
! Stripped to the waists perspiring In
the terrible heat of the furnaces, the
stoker never knows how the battle. Is
going, whether, his ship will be blown
Into the-air or sent to the bottom, as
he throws the coal Into the fiery maw
of the furnace. ' '
Among the heroes on a- battleship
none have so onerous a position and
none more dangerous than the men
who tend the furnaces and pass the
coaL However the conflict above him
may range, the stoker hears only Its
distant murmur and feels only the
shock as the shells Impact themselves
against the steel sides and the great
guns recoil from the thousand pounds of
steel and powder hurled at the enemy.
Perhaps a chance shot may pierce the
J.0 Inches of armor that guard the en
gines and boilers and the rushing water
may' drown him as he vainly seeks to
escape. Perhaps the 50 tons of ex
plosives In the magazines may be
reached by a projectile from the en
emy's guns and he may be blown tb
pieces In the steel cell where he Is at
work. . .
At any time tho crisis may come, and;
small chance Is there for him to catch
on the floating spar or wreckage. In
such cases the stoke-hole always
proves the coflin of the men who feed
the furnaces and lend the Initial assist
ance towards making tho war vessel a'
thing of life.
The stoke-hole In a battleship Is sit
uated far below the water line at a
point almost amidships. A long, grimy
rooxn It is, hemmed In by steel wails
BTOEEItS AT WORK,
and coal bunkers, with a score of fiery
furnace doors that send out gleaming
rays of light into the apartment, the
only light that the room ever receives,
It has no windows and no doors. In the
ceiling above great ventilators pierce
the steel. Currents of cool air take the
place of that sucked In by the furnaces.
Tho room Is filled with a sickening
heat that only the experienced stoker
In this room the stoker works, and
works bard. The duties are so severe
that he Is rarely required to work a
shift of more than four hours. A line
of coal passers constantly moves, each
man trundling a barrow of coal Into
tho Btoke-holc, and as It Is dumped on
the floor the stoker, armed with a long
shovel, jerks the chain that opens the
door; seizes a shovelful of fuel and
dashes It Into the great bed of glow
ing, roaring flame, where It Is licked up
almost before the stoker, with half
shlelded face, can close the door.
Each stoker has on alloted number
of furnace dors to take care of, ac
cording to the size of the ship and the
capacity of Its boilers. He has scarce
ly a moment's rest during his shift and
when he Is not throwing coal Into the
glowing ovens of flame ho wields a rako
In the burning fuel, and nicety of ex-
perlenee keep the great furnace at an
even heat. The steam gauge over his
head Is watched aud every fluctuation
noted. The assistant engineer, M ho su
perintends the work of stoker, Is con
stantly on the alert. The life of a bat
tleship may often depend on a proper
handling by the engineer. If one of the
furnaces Is disabled by a chance shot,
no harm may result, but If more are
disabled tho ship may be at the ene
In spite of thou hard duties the stok
HLCrh f -'IS
CHARITY. I lh-v-v-
ers are healthy, strong and vigorous
men. The Intense heat In which they
work tans their skin, a dark brown.
They are fairly well paid and have
many liberties.". They are Idle more or
less when the vessel Is In port and little
steam Is kept up.
When the battle begins the men In
the stoke-hole ore able to tell only that
the ship has gone Into action. They
hear the roar of the batteries as they
are fired and feel the shock of the shell
as It bursts on the armored sides; but
the terrible anxiety of a half day's con
flict Is greater to them than to the men
who work the guns or direct the ship's
As the battle goes on there are many
who win praise for bravery tn action,
but to the stoker there Is only to ton on
In the furious heat, each one doing his
smarf share. He helps to win by keep
ing his Integral part of the engine of
war In working order, at the direction
of the commander.
The Use of the Great Toe.
The negroes of the West Indies us
the great toe constantly hi climbing.
Several years ago, while spending some
time at one of the famous resorts In
Jamaica, I had an opportunity to ob
serve the skill with which the black
women, who do a great part of the
menial labor, carried stone, mortar and
other building materials on their heads
to the top of the flve-6tory tower to a
part of the hotel not then flnlslied.
Much of the unerring accuracy with
which they, (women and girls) chased
each other up and down the long lad
ders, with heavy loads skillfully poised
on their woolly pates, was due to the
firmness with which they grasped each
rung of the ladders with the great toe.
The' did not place the ball or the hol
low of the foot on the rang, but the
groove at the juncture of the great toe
with the body of the foot, and they
held fast by making the back of the
other toes afford the other gripping
surface. In much the same way the
Abyssinian native cavalry grasp the
stirrup. And I have seen a one-armed
Santo Domlngan black, astride the
near ox In a wheel yoke, guiding a lead
mule with a rein held between his great
and second toes, while his only arm
was devoted to cracking his teamster't
whip. Overland Monthly.
"No Repentance In the Grave,"
A Scotch divine entered the church
yard one day while the sexton was bus
ily employed, neck deep In a grave.
throwing up soil and bones to make
room fur a dead parishioner.
"Well, Saunders," said the minister,
'that te a work well calculated to make
an old man like you thoughtful.
wonder you do not reixait of your evil
ways and make resolves while so se
riously occupied about another's grave
to live a better life and prepare for
your own. The olu man, resting him
self upon the edge of his spade, calmly
replied, "I thought, sir, ye kent that
there Is no repentance In the grave."
On Dangerous Gronnd.
Dick I am convinced now that the
funny men are right wlien they say a
woman can't understand a joke.
Tom Why, what's happened?
Dick I called on Mrs. Dartlelgh
that sprightly little widow, you know
last night and Just In a Joking way pro
posed to her.
Dick Well, It looks now as If I will
have to furnish a very elaborate dia
gram to get her to see through it
An East Hebron (Maine) horse proves
his wit In tills wise: Two nights in suc
cession the nag slipped his headstall off
and pushed an Inner door of the stable
open ami slid the outer railroad door
with his teeth and went Into the field
and helped himself to grass. He was
doteoted ty tho prints of his teeth on
the cross-bars of the door.
More than a fair profit Is realized on
the articles sold at a church fair.
Bolls are not considered fashionable.
but they are always swell affairs.
A horse will live twenty-five days
without food, merely drinking water,
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