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Will the alow wuckf n.rr (t ?
Hark ! curfow rinjp-lli low;
. Inio twilight anft and gray
M. It at lt the weary d.yi
ti do again the night it here,
Are you thinking of me, Dear T
All day long mjr heart lit! beard
Jnt one soliiy whinner! worl ;
Ail day long your nhia baa cume
To me through the buy bum j
KTcrywhepa in hall and atrwl
You Lav tarried with me, Sweet.
In th faeea of tha crowd;
In tha criea that acho loud,
. All throiiKhout the hurrying throng,
All amid the itrife and longuM,
Nothing hare I heard or mtu
Have jour voio, your fa, my Queen.
Other women come and go,
Oiber voice whi-r low,
fHift eye grow dun and rfM,
rihed or yell Uwir changeful light;
Put I rtand art, alne,
Waiting for you, my Own.
A hi that waiting. PoyouW,
Jtarling, aa tha alow day. itl
Silent, ona by one, awy,
How mr heart niuit yearn and pray
fur the t"Uch of lipa and hand ?
harling, do you understand T
In thedily tUileand itre,
IX) you w the f that pr-M
flute and hard within, without?
All the and all the dmilM,
All tne lean Uialelaap and cling.
All tb hittef queiti'inilig ?
r't, tho iKh with no dit-h of awordi,
tather all thoae phantom hordoa;
And my aoul, at iall the night,
Sermi to Urn lh wanted mi(ht,
. hrlnki b.fre the dinky ,
Prayi and longi anoVyaarna for you.
Mu I alaayi waUh and wait,
Kill, famUhed, at . our gala ?
Will you not be bray and coma
Kre tha bleeding lipt ba dumb T
Kre within tha weary eye
Hcpe'i lat glimmer lade and die I
Ah! dear heart, be itrotij I be true I
8,. a kingdom walu for you I
.)- Love's banner, ahiuea Love's faith
Knlor In your reign aeron I
O.inel my own I myloyei my queen I
A DAT I TADOUiAC
When the hnd of the shipping firm of
Freytoan, Wall ft Cie in Montreal sent
young Noel a their agent along the
Lower St. Iwrenoe, the other partner
grumble J loudly. They were hrewd
Americana Nool a mere lad, Canadian
French, gty, crotchety, wordy. He bad,
too, heavy um to collect, and there wan
an ngly story afloat that his father had
been a professional gambler. Pierre
Noel now waa old and imbecile, but his
on persisted in taking him with him
everywhere, and paid him an exagger
ated respect. Wall et Cie grew very un
ay about their money, lilood, they
said, would tell at list. But M. Frey
teen was obstinate in his likings; lie
would not rex-all the lad. Ml they could
do waa to send the younger Wall to look
him op now and then, and to take rigid
aooonnt of hia receipts.
It never occurreed to Louia Noel that
he waa inspected. Nothing short of a
blow on the face would convince that
careleM follow that anybody was bis
enemy, lie made his headquarters at
the lonely village of Tadousao for a rea
on, and he an prosed the same reason
brought James Wall there.
Two men, one August afternoon, met
in the orchard of an old pension behind
the village. The wind was frosty, and
Noel brought a bench out from under the
trees into the open sunshine for a young
girl who waa with them. Jamee Wall
aat down npon it beside her, crossed his
stoat legs comfortably, drew out the
Quebec pajxtr and looked at the quota
tions in lumber. Noel walked away. He
eonld not come near Hester Page to-day.
She had dropped a word or two to him
last night, a mere nothing when one re
peated it, yet very different from tha
cool, amused criticism with which she
had met him heretofore. He had re
peated the words a thousand times to
himself to-dav. Could it be?
He could not apeak to her Iwfor Wall.
He felt aa if he must cry out with this
sudden madoe of hope that sent the
blood throng his body like rlnrao. He
wandered about irresolutely, climbed a
tree for some russet peara for her and
left them lying on the grass, lighted
a eigar, smoked furiously and let it go
out in hia mouth, then began to sing
with a tremendous discordant clatter.
Mr. Wall shuddered, then lauxhed,
eompsionatdy glancing at Miss Page.
TLey were both admirable musicians,
and often sang together with that accu
racy and neatness of effect which peca
liarly marked tha words and movement
"These (nedians ara restless in body
and mind a grasshoppers." James
Wall's thick tones grew complacent and
intimate with Miss Page. Were they not
both Americans? This Noel and all un
fortunate foreigner belonged to a great
Ultima Thnte outside of the States. She
smiled, looked deliberately at Louia,
then at Wall, then down to the pale bine
web she was netting. What with horde
libentien, the pale blue net, th creamy
gown fitting clone to her neat rounded
figure, and -tier lusterleas brown hair and
eye, she made a center of calm, of deli
eaU color, which suited the faded hue of
the autnmnal day. Mr. Wall acanned
her over his paper, pursing hi thik
lipa with guato. He bail been cal
cnlating her merit and defect for
a long time, but his mind waa now made
np. True she had not money enough to
pay her share of the board bill, nor
brilliant beauty to push theui on social
ly in Montreal. Hut some indefinable
latent power in lio faint colored, culm
liUle woman had continent! him. Aa
much of the mitn as waa not given up to
the lunitxT interest or to worship oi
Jiuuea Wll was RcnuitU'ly in love with
her. He was a poor uisu. jrrely of
money, yet he meaut to marry this pen
nile.s ministers daughter. Why not
tell her o at once?
"Noel." he catled; "here, Noel!- (It
was mst as veil to let her know their
ralattvo noaitions. and that this scamD
ih ti -How. whose infatutttion for her was
the talk of the 'illag, vu only the paid
servant of the firm.) "I wish von to
finish that report. I start for home to
night By the way, I will tak alt your
collections with me," Noel did not
move, "Do you hear? Please see to it at
"Chnt! ehnt? No burry.' Louia
loBBged cm tb low ston wall looking
down the mountain. Below bim waa the
uneven street of Tadou cut through
lulling gray cliffs; the old cottages,
-.i..i t..- ..n,l iw. each sending out
through it steop red or yellow or tinned
roof a sleepy unit 01 smu-. "b
kkin. tt.rniifh tha window of the little
ancient church; the door wa open; lie
could ee (Irigneani, tne iai oeauie,
.ii.i,:.. iii.ii iiirrd apat: then came
Father Mathieu up the hill, half a dozen
.i.:i i... t,a i.0f.ittit with their wax-
lUilUlOU V UW '"''. '"I -
like feature and glittering black eyes,
tugging at hi gown. At me ioov w m
w:n 1 tl,. .ilnnt fnHinmlpRS tlilO of
Soguenay that mystery of tho Aorth,
black as a line urawn oy ueam
the live beauty and comfort of the bills
and village. Jnst then the notes of a
French horn filled tho air with melan
choly Bobbing. Loni gave a quick nod
of satlslaction. insi waa u muoi,
kna that the old man was happy
a long as be was filling the world with
hia melodious piping, oomo juuu
fwllows. his comrades, on the pior caught
Bight of Noel.
"Hi! hi! IjOUW! tuoycaiieo.
tTa l.in.1 Imps, waviue bis bst to
Pero Matthiej.who laughed and noddod.
Two Bistor of Mercy, jmcing decorously
in their black robes to the church
glanced furtively up and smiled to each
ti, mtna vi I luff o knew and liked
the merry fellow and tho old father of
whom he was so iona.
The gate clickod. wall, tired 01 wan
ing, bad gone angrily away. ,
Th.nk. in llml'" nhnckled Noel. II
hurried toward Hester, then stopped
short in a spasm of shame. Who was he?
To go to her to ask her to give herself to
bim? The first man in the world was
a innoh her! Look at her sitting
there, the sun shining fnll on her! Her
hands went witu tueir wora, in bdu uui,
...i nut Tim mnnotonr of motion
maddened iiim. For two year ho hail
. i u !.t.fHl mm n A.n Tl nail
loltowea uer iitiiuiui uvSc -been
almost enough to oe her, to bear
her speak now and then. If he told her
-,.- tint ha lnv.l her he would rixk all
this: she would drive him away. Never
to see Hester again? .aever: n sue
...... ;..l Ur.ll9 Vnr a mnment ho could
not get his breath the world gaed
empty about mm.
Then bis blood swolled with a eudden
triumph. Why, be was not a child; he
... . man .ml that was tlie dear woman
that be lo'ved! He went to her loaping
over fallen tree, and inrew uimaeu
t,..ti,ui. An Dm pinna. Heater, amused
v -"' n '
looked down at bis sensitive face and
burning eye. .... .
"I heard vou Binding.Monsieur Noel,
he said, after awhile.
"Oh I Did you line my voice: cagur-
lv. "My father does. I don t know.
Ho ia it r put musician. Perhaps would
you like me to sing to you now?"
"No, .tester smiwu. "iou you vau
talk to me instead," she answered shyly.
Nool did not answor. He rose slowly,
and leaning against a tree, looked stead-
:i Jn.n inln line fnAA. HllO SAW hoW he
trembled, though she did not raise her
eyes. The very wind was still. A
the atnbble counted
off the long minutes; far away swelled
and asm mo lowcnanungiu mo ruun u.
Hester's fingors went in and oat of that
wearisome not, but they shook now; she
could not Bee hor work. It seemed to ber
as if all bad nlroody been said between
"Hester," he broke out at last, "you
mint have known it this loner time. I
itnrut.. it immi mad fully to VOU. I
know I'm nothing but Louis Noel. I tu
a headlong, good-ior-noiuing ieuow,
but-" , , .
ITn ...uoht line Imnd and stroked it
paHaionately with his cold fiugers.
Hester glanced np at the pension win
dow. She did not forget to be deo-
"No! Don't speak yet!" he cried.
Don't send me away yet! I know the
Americaus think me flighty a vaurien.
But I can work! I can make you such a
happy home here in Tadousao. I know
you like Tadousac. Ob, I know all your
nims and fancies: im i wuaa iiuu
fellow, but I love you so that I could
keep trouble away from you a if I were
Hester looked at him thoughtfully
She bad known for a year that each of
these two men would ask her to be hi
wife.and she knew precisely what answer
she would give them, but sho waa not
going to be hurried out of her orderly
Louis drew back. ''You will not
take my love?"
His sudden pallor, bis relaxed fea
tnro, annoyed her. What was tho use,
after all, of such wearisome, tragic emo-
"I will ee you again," she aid,
eoldly. "We are not alone now. Mr
Wall atood within the gate. lioel
t imed and joined bim without a word.
A the men went out together a branch
of woodbine (truck against one of their
faces. Mis Page, when she waa alone,
broke it off and shyly put it to her lip
with a bright blush.
"Bring the report and money here,'
aaid Wall, when they reached the house,
"The money," stammered Noel ; "it is
in a sealed package. 1 it neceaaary to
Noel's Biipprod excitement as be
left Hester had startled Wall. He eyed
bis dai.ed face tiow with sudden
"Ertug me the money," he said,
Louis ran up to bis chamber. There
were steps overhead, then a pau. Ten
minutes, half an hour passed. Then the
door opened and ho stood in it. He
looked shrunken and years older than
when he went out.
"The money is gone, Wall." Le said
"The money? Ooue? What do you
"The package. I sealed it yesterday
I locked it iu tnv doak "
"And it is com?"
Noel sank on a chair near the door.
Wall went up to bim. He waa a power
fully-built man, and he towered over
liouta, who was but a puny young
fellow. "Bring iuo that money !" he
Noel pushed him awar steadily.
"Keep your bands of me. I must think
this mean mor to me than to you."
Wall drew bark. There wa a mo
ment silence. "It mean ruin to yon.
Look at me, Noel. This will not sur
prise the firm. They hai long sus
pected you. You cannot (visa it off aa an
accident. Now listen. If that money is
not within aay bead is an boar, I mutt
return to Montreal to-night and make all
L.n.i. P.v.n if Irevteau will
tfl vnnr arrest, you will be
Wo.!." Ha lowered hia voice. "SI
I'age Will not DO liaoiy w marry m pru-
niless vagabond and a thief."
"What of Miss Page?" aaid a clear
voice behind him.
t .tnv,l nn Wall turned and
o I . 1 . .
faced her, a low heat of triumph rising
U K I
in h hury laws anu Daii-snut ui
.... Thora l.ml Wn some softrninff
tl , iiviv " - - w
in t.i. tnnn ill Rt DOW. but HOW be 1
membored that this man wa bis rival
and was in bis power. James WaU was
. . i.
tnw nnn romnrwful moment
fn.;.n Vnol la iii iliflkultv." he
said, gravely looking down and rubbing
hi well-kept nails as though in embtr-
- 4 I'll;, rnfnrna in tlia firm
rtMauiuui.. " -
there is a deficiency of several thousand
n..tv ont nnii'klv nu to Nool.
There wa something wholesome Ad in
vigorating in hor decisive step, in tne
keen common sense lighting her brown
"You can act this right, of coarse,
"T have not spent the money. It was
in my denk yesterday."
Kiia lnniiml at him for a moment, then
for tho first time in Ler life laid her hand
on bis arm.
'Monsieur Noel, you are not yoursoin
You have beeu robbed. Why do yoa
.r.,l lire? Whv do VOU not WUK6
Boarch arrest the servants!"
Noel avoided her eye. "1 win noi
do that," he said. "They did nor
take it." ....
"He does not understand ol what you
accuse him, she said impauenuy vo
Wall, who now langhed very contemp
tuously. "I do understand. I will search for
the money again." He turned to Wall:
'The boat will not De in ior an uuur.
Give me that time."
ti,., aim.nr am nhaVpn off. Something
of his usual gusty awkward vehemence
waa in his manner as no weni oui. uu
.1 an Wall Haid: "He kUOWS be Will
not bring the monoy bwk." Miss Tage
secretly felt that he ws right. She took
tip ber netting and seaiea uerneu uj uo
"We will wait hero until the hour is
over, Bhe said qniewy, auu
nized himself a prisoner. A stronger
will than his has resolved on justice lor
Noel. He could not go out aa be in
tended to publish tho thoftin Tadou
sao. 'Unfortunately'," be said, "suflpioion
has been directed against this young
man for some time. A charming fellow,
too! A thousond pities!"
"Hester's finger went steadily in and
out of the blue web, but she remained
eilont. . ....
Noel, on the tipper floor, halted at
the door of a chamber next to bis own.
Within the French boru sounded a wail
ing cry. He stood a minute, drew a
long breath 01 gaiuerea sireugvu nuu
went in smiling. M. oel, seated Dy
the window rose quickly to meet him,
laying down bis instrument carefully.
He wore a velvet jacket, and a cap on bin
long white hair, aoei iooa as mucu
oral in devising picturesque coaiuiuoo
for his father, aa a woman would former
baby. Hi feature were sensitive and
Ana .a timaA nf Tinia. but the eves were
shallow and glassy, and there wa a per
petual deprecating mue idoui uie
"I it time for our walk, my son? he
aaid, speaking the pure French of the
nl.l familial nf OlinllAO.
Louis, with a smne nun uou m
- ... i ...ii i.:..
face, placed a chair. "We will lam a
lint Arat fdilipr." Standinc behind
him, bis band on his shoulders, he
rin,.,t at the slock. Not an hour! lei
if Iia friirhtnnBj the old man be could
discover nothing. Ho talked of different
matters, and then said:
"How did you amuse yourseu to-uay,
"With mv musio.Louis. and I strolled
across the mountains."
"With these, also?" taking irom a
.lravara nark nf crreaav cards: M. Noel
started up pule and trembling as guilty
child. . .
TliAV are not mine Thev were lent
to me! I only play a little game ol
"Vh asanredlv! Do vou ever waiier
with vourself, sir? One band against
Wh I ncvor tried that!" chuckling.
delighted. "1 wager with Jaequoa when
we play. A trifle bah!
"A b.I thA mnnev to t)lav with? YOU
hidd it as vou used to do? Here there
w hore Jacnues cannot find it?"
f V'rud nihMpil comnlaceutlr. "Trust
me for that. Nobody will over find it.
U'hv thAi-A ant nUnoa amODS the rocks"--
I will ia looked out at the vast stretch of
mnnnlain ls.lupa over which his father
h,l aran.tont.! that dav. The clock
"Fa'Jier," be said, coming in front of
"My son! Who has hurt you?" The
antle facs waa full of wild terror.
"What have thev done to vou? You
never looked liks that in your life,
"Never mind. It's all right, father,
all riirht " knettlino down before bim and
oothinir bim. He thouskt if he told
him the truth, surely OckI would waken
some spark of intelligence iu the poor
.W.l tirain to hell) him. Tho hour WM
nearly over. His strait was desperate
"There wa sonio money in a package
my desk, father. It ih gone. Do you
nw almrc it is ?
TIia tomlorceim faded out of the bluo
es. Thev crew bv turns perplexed.
ant. then cunning.. "Ah, louis I
Yon want to find out ID V hiding places
to store your moncv. Ya ! a !
old people have our littto aecrt, eh ?"
In.'kinir wilh hia tonrne.
Noel started up. "Oh, foruoa s sae:
iou are my father ! Be a man
I'nniA liack t)iia nni-A to aiive me!
A shadow of comprehension struggled
into the vacant faoa, like life galvanised
into a corpse. Then it died out. iou
friuliteo me." he cried: "I did not see
Louis was no fool. He saw how be
eonld shelter himself bv leaving the
crime where it nudoubtodlv belonged.
It would probably be condoned as the
act of an imbecile. He threw hi arms
with a shuddar around the old man and
Mvarntlrkiaad tha rrav Lead.
"Do not be frightened father," be
aaid, gently; "nothing shall bam you."
A momsot later, lienter nsartng u
firm steps without, arose. "He ba the
money!" Bbe aaid.
Wall aio aroae. "iou usto i .
5'oel. all of hi life vehement amlpaa-
sionate stood now quiet and resolute,
bile Wall awaggered uncertainly.
"You know tho consequences, Noel?
You are accountable. I can do nothing
... vnn T h).h1I tlnirraub the nrm irom
' 1 1 1 o 1
Ouebeo and return to-morrow.
'ins money, sam " ',i v
"may be forthcoming by that time.
"So lata a repentance will hardly save
tou " sneered Wall. "If it were not for
He turned irresolutoly to Mis i age,
i ;i.n.t unnukin'T left the
UUWCU, AUU WfclWM. " ( r
room, going imraediatoly down to tho
..... . , -A ..In
littio Bteamer wnn:u lay at mo v" '.
Hester went ud to Louia. "Iou do
not defend yourself," she said, with a
queer choking in ner voice.
"You did not even say that you were
not guilty?" ,
Their eves mot. There was along
silence. Noel put bis band up to his
month uncertainly. .
... M TT. a 1 a. mmtti aW
"I can say nothing, ue inrneu bwuj.
ui.. .inA.i .till linr rWr eves follow-
ing him, ber unconscious fingers tearing
the wob she bad netted bit by bit. it
fell in a heap on the floor. She came to
his Bide with a little rush aa Pere Mat
thieu entered the room.
"I will epeak for you then,' sliding
her band into biaarm. "Ah, rather,
congratulate usl I bava accepted Mon
enr Noel. I must announce our bo
throthal. Thia is our custom in the
States." ... .
The good Father was shocked oy ner
wunt of deoorum. Her cheeks burned,
her eyes shone with brilliancy.
"Come, como: sue cneu,
in time to tell the news to our friend
James Wall. It will cheer him on bia
She almost dragged Louis down to tho
garden which overlooked tho pier on
which a little crowd had gamercu. am
held her back.
'Yon shall not blast your lite lor met
Why do you do this?"
"Because 1 love yon, sue soDueu.
At that instant Wall, stepping from a
little bateau on to the deck ot the
Bteamer, looked up. He saw her cling
ing to Noel's arm; started and hastily
drew back; the bateau rockea, over
Hi r noil an .1 Wall, with the Indian boat
man, wa struggling in the water. Hie
Indian, who swam like a nsn, gaiueuwie
I .n,i Aaaiiv lint Wall was washed a help
less lump under the steamer, and thon
drifted down into the mac, current oi
Hester was a gentle creature, but she
certainly did remember at that moment
that the drowning man was the only wit
neits against Noel. Louis in an instant
was bis old ealf again, frantic with
excitement, shooting and kicking off bis
"Where are you going? she shouted
"Whv. Wall cannot swim." be cried,
plunging into the rushing flood. Both
men disappeared into the night. The
whole village gathered at the pier.crying,
swearing, talking ai once, rare
thieu ordered out boats and went him
self, which presently brought both men
ashore. They laid Wall's heavy body
under the trees and stood about it with
their lanterns, while Pere Mattieu drew
off his coat and put his ear to his breast.
"He is still alive," ne sam. t-arry
But Hester's kee i eye saw what no
one else did. She swooped down on the
prostrate body like a white bird on its
"Stop!" she cried wildly, drawing
something from his pocket. "Take wit-
.. . .. . T ... .1
ness, all or you, mat i lane iuis irom
him. It iB a package marked Louis
Noel. Five thousand pounds! 0, Louis,
Noel put bis arm around her and led
her away. Her passionate love tilled him
with such a keen new joy that he did not
understand what had happened. When
he did he only humbly said: "Then I
wronged father. Ood forgive ne! Lot
uh go to him."
He was eager to tell bim that the
Aainriian cn'rl nf whom he WHS SO fond.
had promised to stay with them in Tad
ousao and be nis wue. nere surety was
When James Wall, clothed in bis right
mind, entered tnenension otnee an uour
or two later, he fonnd the three chatter
ing together and laughing. They grew
silent as be approached.
They tell me l owe you my nie,
Noel." he said hoarsely. '
Loms turned away. It hurt him to
aee the man's humiliation. It did not
hurt Hester one bit.
"Han ia tlm monpv " idle said, sweetly
smiling, tapping the packago. "Monsieur
Noel himself will transmit it to Mon
Wall looked into the taunting eyes
one breathless moment, 1 did it lor
you, woman," he said, and then turned
. - . . .
Loni Noel never mentioned w all
name again. But his wife did, always
ad.Iinir "ThAra waa mnch ' eood in that
man after all. Rebecca Harding Davis
in our continent ior reoruary.
A valunti na wliinh wfta funt in m fTtrl in
Eatitoa bv youth ia Washinston brings
i . . .
o muni me story oi a same 01 note in
imerican history. The name of the sen
ile nf tliA mia.ivA in 1-Mtiirii J.Mpiffa and
the same Christian name was in the Meigs
. . r
iamuy lor several generations, .uauj
vears ano. in ante-revolutionary days,
Jonathan Meigs courted a young lady
who rejected his a ldreues. Meigs con
tiuued to love the girl; and, though too
proud and too sensivive 10 iry a second
time to win her, he determined never to
marry any on else, and to live and dio
a bachelor, unless, of her own volition,
she releuted. After a few years the lady
did relent, or perlips got to know her
own heart better, and sent a letter to ber
former suitor. Meigs got the letter and
found it in only two words: "Return,
Jonsthan." It was enough; Jonathan
did return and made ber his site. Their
first child wa baptized, "Return Jona
than," to commemmorate this brief let
ter that saved the Meigs family from ex
tinction and from that day to this there
baa been a Return J.Meigs in every gen
eration. Ths aender of the valentine
referred to i the grandson ot Oen. M.C.
Mig. late Quartermater-Gneral, sow
A Horse CudertakT.
1 1 u .n,A consolation to that
It would be .orae consols .
fuithful companion of man, tne nora, .
. i t.. !, war 0U anicies mw
base ball, and, strange irony of fate
jnw whip leather. Hi bone. f
ioned into sniie imu. "r.m , ri
mm. rrum ii mo . it
Kreaso is made, and occav
Cr ointment, and Lair-promoting
pomatums. The bair on hi neck nd
tail become the stuffing of the comfort
ing chair and ottomsn upon which lan
guid beauty seek rest, and his hoofs re
appear in the form of Pru-siBD b uo
combs and glue. His flesh freed from
every particle of fat, is mixed with other
sab"tueo and used a manure for rais
ing corn and vegetables. Nor are these
the onlyprotits made out of a dead horse.
Several men in this city make an excel
lent livelihood in carting dead horses
away and boiling them down, and also in
putting to death aged and injured am
uioIb. Yesterdav a frees reporter called upon
Jacob P. Myers, a gentleman who en
joys a wide reputation as an equine un
dertaker. There is very little which de
notes bis calling about the comfortable
residence of Mr. Myers.ou Nflrth Fourth
street. He was sitting in a corner of the
kitchen smoking a cigar and watching
his wife getting supper ready, while a
pretty child ond two beautifully markod
black and tan terriers played at his feet.
"Tho dead boss business am t wna n
used to le, sir," said be, a be bonded a
cigar to the reporter. "I remember the
time when a man always got 85 for cart-
inir away a carcass, and someiinies uo
got as much as 810. Now, as in every
thing else, it's competition. Why, when
my father first started in this business,
years ago, there was hardly another man
against mm. meiu is
They knowed nothing about the valuable
praticles of a dead bos. Instead of boil
ing bim down, they need to Bell him for
cat's meat. Why, every men. oi a carcass
means dollars and cents now, and to
think they gorged euch a tarnation thing
as a cat with all that money in the rough.
It was my father aa got to tninsing
about it one day as be contemplating the
remains of a favorite stallion as had
broke bis leg by accident and iiact to db
shot. 'You were worth 81000 yester
day,' says be, musing like, 'and now
you're not worth a tinker's cuss, such
T. Ti,.m am .Iia Miniiffhtfl which
In AUU. 1UCUI jivtv mw "o
got a rampaging through the old man s
head as he rode home on the cart with
the dead hoss, and be sat up all night on
the think. The next day he says to tne
Mother.' savs he. 'I guess 1 11
experiment a bit with that dead hoss in
the wash-boiler.' So be sets to work and
he boils down big chunks ol the nesn,
anrinie skims off the fat. and be soon has
several pounds of grease. Then be goes
to a manufacturer of soap and candles,
and he says, 'What'llyou give for this
stuff?' and the manufacturer be looks at
it and he ssys, '1 11 take all you can
bring me.' So the old man he keeps his
eye open and he gets together all the
a horses he can. and for several
year was alwavs paid for taking them
awav . and vou D61 DO lom uu uuo w um
he did with them. He found a market
for the bones and flesh after all the fat
was out of it, and the hounds and every
other nortion of the carcases, and had
wrpral boilers coins; on the quiet in
secluded spot nesr Bndesburg, which he
callod Hosses' Heaven. But, Lord, it
leaked out, and then others began to do
the same thing. The public school soon
learned that a dead boss bad its value,
and instead of paving my father for tak'
ing the animal away, darned if they
didn't refuse to give anything. Then they
beun to sell the carcass; first Ior$l,then
for 82, and now they always expect 83
and 83 50. if the animal is an extra lat
one. Times is altered, sir. indeed."
"Tell me," said the reporter, as he
gazed, sympathetically at the equine un
dertaker, who was heaving a suecession
of sighs as be related theformer halcyon
days of bia business, "tell me, does any
of it find its way into the sausage ma'
chine do vou know what I mean?"
Well. I should squirm ! was the re
not if 1 knows it. What do you
take me for ? No such thing has hap
pened since I succeeded to the business.
Certainly, siioh a case once occurred in
mv father's time, but that was twenty
three vears ago, come next June. Of
course I won't vouch for all the other
boss-boilers. This is how it happened
with my old man. He used to Bell the
flesh, as I told you, to people as had dogs
and cats to food. One of bis customers
was a tall German, as used to live on Pop
lar street way. He used to buy a tower
ing lot of meat, and always insisted on
the best cuts. 'You're dogs must be
darned particular,' says my father one
day to the Deutscher, 'and yoa must
keep a good many dogs !' On one occa
sion that German bought three hundred
weight of raw horseflesh for 82 50 the
lot, and my father be smells a rat. So
he gets ad officer and they follers that
German homo and they find that he
keeps a bologoy store, snd blowed if they
didn't afterward catch him in the aut of
chopping np that meat and a mixing of
it with salt and pepper, and the darned
hoss hal died of glanders. Ho got six
months, did that German, and serve him
"I love horses, sir, though I do put
'em to death," continued Mr. Myers,
"and sometimes I see very painful
scenes. Only a day or two ago I was
called to a brewery to kill a beautiful
animal whose buof bad been caught in
railroad iron and had been tome off. It
almost made me feel weak to see the
look of entreaty in the ye of that hoss,
Ona steady blow, however, and thathos)
was a gone nn. As many as vob carca
resses went through my hands last year,
Do yoa see this whip here? It was made
out of the bide of the mare as waa lived
with me for three years. She was a lively
animal, and gave birth to a colt whilo
with rive, aa animal as still is alive and
in my employ
The maro fell and broke
matters, or else grouau uuw" ."-', .
and used a a fertilizer. HW
most valuable portion that., . eftof
m a 14 il.A laakiit 1111101 VI
ber leg one day and I had to kill ber. irowsers, has been fishing and caught
waafwodAfthamareandbadawbiprntdatve-gallon jar full of trout, but be i
out of her hide. Now, you can believtfnptying the jar of its finny treasure
this j ist a yoa like, but the only way fhat he may milk the nninspecting go'
can get aay work out of the colt, whichpibbling the bark of a dogwood tree
by the way, ba now grown into a gooiear by. It isn't tbe kind of a "' f
sized bone, t to lather it with tbe whip-ilk, too; bat the young man will V
mad oat of its mother' skin. I agfiad that oat until he h begun tb T
prUy sure tb animal knows what Uu 'ration and made ths first assessment.
whip' mde of, for I noticed it a con-
' ...1..t inn lilt, 'am tli.tin u t. .a.
tenderness and melancholy as I ever
, Maioi 1e deU,B,fla
IVIVVU1,IU was- ww ""ri "ItU 9km XQnCIl
darn sight more intellect about a hn-a
than most people imagine. I must a.k
you to excuse me now, a I notice the
missus is it--iu iit luifnui-ut 1 1 lie
upiwr's gettia' cold. Glad to see you
t any time at me laeiory. Uood-night,
sir. i rniiaticipuiarresH.
From the cironlar on "Discipline nf
the School," republished not long ago by
uomniisiiourr xuu.u, o uuiuraci i)e.
Hiram Orcutt'e observations on gymnasl
ics in the school lie Bays:
Gvmnosties aro not only useful ami
important as a means of pliyuicul devel
opment, but also of school government.
The exeroise serves as a safety valve to
let off the excess of animal spirits, which
frequently bringj the pupil into collision
with hia master. It relievos the school
of that morbid insensibility and careless
indifference which so often resnlt from
the monotony and burdened atmosphere
of the school room. It Bets up a stan
dard of self government and forms the
habit of subjection to authority, and as
it isa regulator of the physical system, it
bocomes such to the conduct under law.
The gymnastic resembles the military
drill and has the same general influence
npon the pupil that the military has
upon the soldier, to produce sybUm,
good order, and obedience. Gymnastio
also create celf-relianoe and available
power. This is more important in life
than brilliant talents or great learning
It is not the mere possession of physicul
power that gives ability but the control
of that power which this drill secures.
And gymnastics preserve and restore
It can be shown that the sanitary con
dition of schools and colleges has im
proved from 33 to 50 per cent since the
introduction of this systematic physical
culture. Would we secure to future gen
erations the realization oi the motto.
Mens saasa in corpore si.no," we must
restore to our schools of every grade
systematic physical training. True
gymnasticc are calculated to correct all
awkwardness of manner and to cultivate
gracefulness of bearing. They give
agility, strength and ready control of
the muscles, and tbns tend to produce a
natural ud dignified carriage of the body
and easy and graceful movements of tha
Again, the systematic drill' awakens
buoyanc' of spirits and personal sym.a
thy. Concert of action brings the class
into personal contact in variety of ways
and tencs not only to create mntual
good will but the greatest interest and
enthnsian. This promotes improved cir
culation, digestion, respiration, and in
duces a feeling of cheerfulness and
hopefulmss that dispels despondency
and everj evil spirit.
The gynnastio garb must leave tue
limbs frei from restrain, and the muscle
and the vtal organs free from pressure.
Hence, uider this treatment, the beauti
ful form k left as God made it, to be de
veloped aicording to His own plan. W
mark thiias another advantage of gym
nastics, U correct and control the ruin
ous habit of fashionable female dress.
Indeed, eery department of education
is carriedon through a system of prac
tical gyinastics. We have mental
gymnastis, moral gymnastics and phys
ical gyinastics, which includes vocal
gymnastis. The law of development u
through exercise. A "sound mind" is
ona whoe faculties and powers have been
called ino harmonious action by pa
tient an. long-continued study; a
"sound dy" has been developed by
the exeeise of its 446 muscles, and
neither an be in sound condition while
the othe is diseased or uncultivated.
The Cm or W.altb.
Therare thousands of rich men who
are not tinflints, but who have the rep
utation f being so, because they hart
never hen known to have done any
special ood with their money. A man
with flfr thousand dollars can do more
to makdtimself loved and respected by
all witlwbom be comes in contact, by
the judiious expenditure of a thousand .
dollarsn charity, than by giving the
whole fty thousand after he is dead. It
seems i though it would be small con
solatio to a millionaire tb leave money
to soni charitable purpose after death,
and bo confounded dead that he could
not scthe smiles of happiness that bis
genepity had created. Suppose a nn
lionap who has never had a una
wordsaid of him except by fawning
hypffites, who hope to get some of
bis nney, should lay out a waninui
tiarkrorth a million dollars, and throw
it opi to all. with walks, drives, lakes,
sbadnud everything. Don't you sup
Boseif he took a drive thronch it him
self id saw thousands of people having
a gal time, and all looking their loy
and-spect for bim, that his heart wooia
le vfued np and that his days would
be bgtbened ? Wouldn't every look of
thais be worth a thousand dollars to
theian who bad so much money that it
ma him round shoulders ? Wouldn't
he ave more pleasure than be would
in ntting off coupons with a 1
e new cover of the Century Mags
zii is an improvement on the old one.
Hold one, as near as we eonld nnder
stal, was a map representing the inter
na?conomy of the human system in
sto of siege, induced by a Bndden at
U of cholera morbus." The new de
sk is very unique. In the foreground
afldy ruining a pretty cash book b
loing on it, has an old fashioned 1
Up w ith a rag wick, with which she
eJently looking for the bridge of ber
o, which is gone. She is outdoors,
t aurorj borealis gleams brightly in
t northern sky, and her throat and
est are exposed to the night ft'r.'n
'h a lvrkVsi manner that if croup htf
t already marked her for it own, it i
frcause diphtheria has filed a pri
aim. In the corner a tbinly-cl"
hllnir man tt-hnaa art... haa PY-lleDWJ
"one to the pawnshop to look after hi