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Hot Griddle Cakes.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder possesses a peculiar
merit not approached by that of any other baking powder.
It produces the hot buckwheat, Indian or wheat cakes, hot
biscuit, doughnuts, waffles or muffins. Any of these tasteful
things may be eaten when hot with impunity by persons of
the most delicate digestive organs. Dr. Price's Cream Bak
ing Powder leavens without firmentation or decomposition.
In its preparation none but the purest of cream of tartar, so
da, etc. is used, and in such exact equivalents as to always
guarantee a perfectly neutral result, thereby giving the natu
ral and sweet flavor peculiar to buckwheat and other flour
that may be used, the natural flavor so much desired and ap
preciated by all. The oldest patrons of Dr. Prices powder tell
the story, that they can never get the same results from any
other leavening agent, that their griddle cakes, biscuits, etc.
are never so light and never taste so sweet or so good as
when raised with Dr. Prices Cream Baking Powder.
n t Lnj i .
The Bpriw- U hero nt last.
Lei 's bu Rlail!
The gloo-ny days aro past.
And tli" sad
The spring coat's out of pawn.
Ami wo have to mow the lawn,
Aul ttat shad.
The grass U crowing green
Iiy the rill.
Ami the dandelion's seen
On the hill;
On the stalls there's early fruit.
And come homo tho wife's spring suit.
With the bill
The robins have uecuu
Sow to mate.
And the youth of tenty-on
' Meet his fate.
And 'neath fair Lima's light,
lie swings u i 1 1 1 her nt uigut
On the gate
The cat niin the shed
Till Home one nt Ills head
Uriel; bats lllngs;
But he merely changes haso.
And blngs In another place.
Yes. by jlngs!
The, Curtain Down.
A party of countrymen were, in town en
joying tho sights. At last they enmo by one
of tho theatres ou llrondwiiy.
"Suppose wo ttiko it in," says ono.
"Better see how much it is first," paid an
other. After inquiring the prieo of admission
they decided to pool their i-sues and send one
of the party inside to see whether it was good
for anything or not. After remaining for
some time, tho delegate returned. ,
"How is it" asked ono.
"No good. A lot of fellers Hddlin' in front
of a big pictur' Coino on." Munsoy's
Took the Oliulim.
"Brnin food," ho wild, as ho leaned over
the counter of a fish store.
"Yes. sir. Let mo see!"
He rummaged union;; his papers for three
or four minutes and then mid:
"I had n memorandum, hut 1 havo mislaid
it, and will havo to take tho chances."
"Whether frc-h cod furnishes new material
to tho brain or only nets on the liver. How
much, sirl" Detroit Free Press.
A Natural Inference.
In a Sunday school class in tiio neighbor
hood of Meridian Heights tho teacher last
Sunday asked who was tlio first man'.
"Adam," replied the small boy.
"Anil who was tho first woman I" she asked
a little girl.
Tho child hesitated for n minute; then her
"Mndnm," she sung out, and tho teacher
hadn't the heart to correct her. Washington
The I'ltness of Tilings.
A certain Young Men's Christian associa
tion recently invited a geiitlemun to deliver
an address. IIo did so, and Mattered himself
that ho made a good impression on tho audi
ence, but was somue, hat taken aback when
tho chairman at the close of his address gave
out tho hymn: "Art thou weary, urt thou
languid, art thou sore oppressed J" New York
Miss Hokers How long's Mistah Loos bo'n
wearln' a spyglass in he's eyol
Mr. Ifley Dat nin't a spyglass. Ho got
truck wiv n clam iu d' suppah room, an' '
leavin' hit In fer evidence. Judge.
Mrs. Scrooge I'm writing to ask the
Brown' to meet the Joihmm here ut dinner,
ami to tho Jonewts to meet tho Drowns. We
owe thorn loth, you kuow.
Mr. Scroogw Hut I've heard they've Jut
quarreled and don't speak!
Mr. Scrooge I know They'll refuse, and
we needn't glvo a dinner party at olll
A little 3-ytsr-olii ly went Ut the grocery
store with hl mutber. While tlmro the pro
prietor gave the little fellow nil npple.
"What do you wy to the Ktwitlwuan when ha
glvo you mi npilt"ul Uwiimleful moth
er. The ItUla fellow htwJlatal ft MMllMIt,
then itetehiutf Um mh4 up Ui the elver, Mid,
"I'wil 1 1. "-West mum
Mr. uM0 -llMo, mim, I'm
su prWtwl ir jWj)wf,"
tut itttt- H iai. W. UH froftL
"'u, I u ti. H . U I f
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ll..i.k ' "I Itt'x - I
Tricks of Artists.
A trench paper says that for two
months of tho year tho chief business of
tho two thousand ami odd exhibitors at
tho Salon is to attract the attention of
visitors to their own pictures. Some of
tho "dodges" which have been found
useful for tho purpose, it seems, are
highly ingenious. The plan found most
effectual, and therefore most commonly
employed, is the "Yankee Amateur
Dodge." It consists of employing two
or three agents, dressed in an eccentric
fashion, to walk backward and forward
with a mysterious air. Tho public is
greatly awed by their appearance, and
reports are soon circulated that the pic
ture will be sold for its weight in gold.
Another highly recommended plan is
to hire the best looking model intro
duced into tho picture to walk back
ward and forward in front of tho can
vas. The identity is soon discovered,
and great sensation is tho consequence.
A few years ago a painter found out a
still more original plan. Ho placed some
soft, resinous substance, winch would
grow soft with warmth, in front of his
own picture. Tho unfortunate person
who happened to stop for a few minutes
would find himself fixed to tho spot for
somo time. Our authority thinks this
last method tho most businesslike and
Ceorgo Idiot's Wife.
Tho blunders that nro mado in regard to
literary jxjoplo by thoso who should know
better aro absurd enough, but thoso who
havo had no opportunity to inform them
selves in such matters can go even beyond
these mistakes in droll errors.
At an authors' reuding recently given in
Boston for tho lenelit of a working girls'
club there were present a number of work
lug girls who havo for the most part a small
chance to keep themselves informed of tho
history or personality of authors.
Among tho readers was Mrs. Maudo Howe
Eliot, daugliter of Mrs. Julia AVurd Howo,
and author of sovernl novels. When tho read
ing of her selection camo one girl was over
henrd to say to another:
"Ain't she lovely? I'm awfully glad to seo
her. I always did want to seo George Eliot's
The confusion of ideas in tho speaker's mind
between tho living authors of America and
tho departed novelists of England must havo
been pretty complete. Youth's Companion.
Society Ilables A lining Indians.
Among Indian society thej'o aro grades as
I in our own. There uro classes nud ranks, u
I good society and a joor society in every In
I dian tribe. Among tho higher classes of In
i dians there is tho greatest nicety iu taking
J care of their children. The visitor at an In
i dian reservation usually sees only tho lower
classes, often those that would correspond
' witli beggars and paupers among us. Tho
, higherclassesof Indians appreciate thondvan-
tagesof our civilization and are sending their
I children uway from the reservations to bo
1 educated. Among Indians of that grade
there is more or less of cleanliness and tho
I children aro bathed every day. Philadelphia
I'uul mid Virginia Discredited.
Another pretty tale, that of "Paul and
Virginia," is now attacked by a seeker
after "absolute truth." A Frenchman
named Aretie has written an article to
prove that Virginia do la Tour, who was
reported to have been drowned in the
wreck of the Saint Geran, was really saved
by her lover and duly married him. M.
Areue relics largely on a fan said to have
been given to Virginia by M. de la
Bourdoutmis, the colonial governor, who
married her to Paul, this remarkable fan
being iu the possession of one of the gover
nor's descendants M. Atiatolo France,
however, says that the fan. from the de
scription, Is pure Inputs XVI, and that as
the Saint Geran went down in 174-1 it is of
no value as an argument against the ac
lie Siitq About Your Oati.
A St. lvotiis writer who claims to be un
authority ou the subject says he has tried
au old remedy for saving wet shoes and
that It works well, ills method is to stand
them up, put them in shape and then fill
them with oati. "such as they feed to
horses." This will In a few hours draw all
the moisture out of the leather leaving it
soft and pliable.
OaU "such as they feed to horses" is
good. Can it bo possible that wooden oat
have a vogue In St. lmisf Or Is there a
special kind for humuu usuf
Muil Money In lUtebitll.
There i money In baseball for those who
kuow how to handle their ersoim! attain.
A. ( Spalding saved hl wages, suru-d In
buslueas and U worth n million or two.
"IK-acon" White, tho fainoiu pluyer, lu
never vuiitiued ou outside enterprises, hut
by frmtslliy lie has JiIImI together HW.ttJU
uiwl luwui'imi uvener iif h line fiirin In Ktiiillicli
rounty, N V . where liU fttthcruiid slsUr
j "vi ...
I ul hu U'ssr JsMrlrr.
I, Huniu f the lvuluii Army's pruliy
i mriiilrs lwe u kMmni Jewelry,
bta lh Is fru uwl till. ttvii lh um
' iBuobiiMi uLmt ut lis fMr wsrrturs lis!
I Us) UikSSt Hl naliiltsi for Ifee luMtttflt
lJ.tUMMitfi iM.li i .lit.. U It fimfi
n pik.,i ( ii. .,i. - Il.nr 1-Vt "it ,
i.m t ' t.n .( s '".' -'y 1
AFfEB T11E MUD A1AKCH.
AN INCIDENT OF CAMP LIFE SPOILS
How One Rrcliuent 0t the Lunch on a
Com puny r Yankee Jerseytuen Feast
el on lloaiit Hoc It AVaii Then Served
to Verniontern as Ileait Clieene.
Every old soldier of tho Army of tho
Potomac remembers Burnside's mud
march. It Ix'jjau on Jnu. 22, 1803. This
was forty dnj-s after his defeat at Fred
ericksburg. In an effort to retriovo it
he followed tho example of Charles XII
and opened a winter campaign. IIo
tried to strike tho Rappahannock somo
miles above Fredericksburg, cross the
river on pontoons and reach Lee's rear.
It began to rain ou tho evening of tho
22d, and it rained incessantly for threo
days. The pontoons never reached tho
river. They were stuck in seas of mud
Nearly every man in tho nrmy was wet
to tho waist for days in efforts to drag
them to dry ground.
Tho Confederates on tho other sido of
tho Rappahannock quickly divined tho
situation. They stuck up immense pla
cards on the bank of tho river bearing
such inscription ns "Burnside's Army
Stuck in the Mud." "Burnsido is not Mc
Clellan." and other pat sayings. When
the sun began to shino and the pontoons
wero dragged from tho sloughs tho nrmy
went back to its old camp.
Everybody was disheartened. Tho pen
insula veterans, who wero stanch Mc
Clellan men. shook their heads mourn
fully, saying, "I told you bow it would
bo." Tho discontent rose to such a pitch
that there was a spirit of mutiny in some
of tho regiments. Hundreds of deser
tions occurred every day and tho army
had no confidence in its commander un
til Joo Hooker succeeded Burnside.
I was a sergeant in Company C of tho
Twenty-sixth Now Jersey volunteers at
this time. The New Jersey regiment
was part of the Second brigade. This
brigade had won n brilliant reputation
on the Peninsula and at Antietam. It
was known m tho Army of tho Potomao
as tho Vermont brigade. It was com
posed, with tho exception of tho Jersey
regiment, of Vermont troops.
They wero tall, ungainly Yankees.
They drawled their words, and gavo
them a peculiar nasal twang. Their feet
wero so big that tho Johnnies compared
them to old-fashioned griddles.
A Mississippian onco told mo they wero
so big that whenever he killed a Ver
mont Yankee ho had to go up and shovo
him over before ho would tumble.
I saw somo captured North Carolinians
sent in from tho front at the first battle
of Fredericksburg. In stature, gait and
accent they resembled tho Vennonters.
1 believe that if they had worn the Fed
eral uniform tho Vennonters themselves
would havo taken them for brothers.
Wo went into camp after tho mud
march near Whito Oak church. About
two weeks afterward Bill Young, a big
Scotchman in our regiment, confiscated
a sheep owned by boiuo farmer in tho
vicinity. IIo had found a little copso in
an out of tho way nook, where ho butch
ered the tho sheep, hung tho carcass to
the limb of a treo by its hind legs and
dressed it Ho' had hardly finished tho
work when ho was frightened by a file of
men who wero approaching the spot.
After hastily concealing tho carcass ho
sneaked back to camp,
Two hours later ho returned to tho
copso. The mutton seemed to uo all
right. It did not appear to havo been
disturbed. Ho avoided collision with
the camp guard, and managed to get it
to' his shelter tent after dark. Then ho
cut it up and distributed it nmong his
friends m tho ranks and tho commis
DOG INSTEAD OF MUTTON.
Twenty-four hours afterward a Ver
mont regiment, then commanded by
Louis A. Grant, now assistant secretary
of war (and by tho way, Redfield Proctor
was a captain in tho same regiment),
passed through our camp on picket do
tail. As they struck company C's street,
through wjiioh they marched down tho
hill, they all began to bark like dogs.
The Jerseymen rushed from their tents
and wondered what tho barking meant.
Tho Vennonters kept up tho canine dem
onstration for half a mile, yelling with
Commissioned officers who had par
taken of tho mutton were tho first to
solvo tho riddle. Somo of tho cold meat
was left. After tho Vermont demonstra
tion it did not tasto like mutton, it was
little rank, one said, and tasted lhoro
like coon meat that hadn't been par
boiled. Many who had received tho gift
wero sick nt the stomach.
It turned out that somo bright Ver-
mouter had seen Young ut work on tho
sheep. IIo rang in his comrades and
fnghtened the Scotchman back to camp.
Then they stole tho carcass, and put iu
its place tho dressed body of an old New
foundland dog that had been following
n Wisconsin brigade.
When the Vennonters returned from
picket duty and began to cross our camp
tho barking was resumed. This time tho
Jerseymen wero ready for them. From
700 throats came tho cry: "llead cheese,
head cheese, you Yankees!"
This cry gavo u pallor to the Venaont
faces. Their stomachs wero turned.
Whilo they wero on picket duty eomo
Germans in tho Jersey regiment had
gathered nil of tho cold roast dog in
camp, turned it into head cheese, and
jeddled it ou Urn Vurmont picket reserve,
lleud cheeso was a delicacy rarely soon
in tho army. It had gone Ilka hot cakes.
Kverybody bought It. Possibly evenBeo
retary Prootor and General louls A.
Grant got their sham of It. At all events
there was no inure burking anil no more
buying of head i-hetMu on the pluket Hue.
Amos J. (Jiniiiiiiinfs in New York Hun.
A Well linn ii OsrniPiil.
Landlady- On, Mr i.Hleiii.tt sliinll
thlitf uauiu In hwI Mul war uwwmL
Mr Hj'Iii!jii u)l- UMliar, ue
liiulleri I'll fouii HMtUt-i' Ji n.jiu
m Mtiiit u mu ii mhI rry iwn
Hukr in i"Mrii in uvml
TACT IS THd THING.
IIow i New York Iliiy Out i Position
When Time Were tllll'eretit from Today.
Tact is one of tho first qualifications of
A business man, and the following little
incident in the history of one of tho most
successful merchants shows n develop
ment of this trait early in his business
Coming to New York from tho conn
try, without friends nnd with very little
money, he found Uis way to "lower
Wall street." and walking into tho storo
of W. & Co., passed back into tho count
ing room and waited modestly and pa
tiently till ho should divert tho ntteution
of Mr. W , who was at tho moment
busily engaged with somo friend. At
last tho frank, open faco of tho boy at
tracted his notice, and ho addressed him
"What can 1 do for you, sonny?"
"1 want a place, sir."
"Well, what can you do?"
The boy answered eagerly:
"Most anything, sir."
Mr. W , partly for a joko and part
ly to rid himself of tho almost too confi
dent boy, said;
"Ah, ah! Well, just go out and bor
row me a couple of thousand dollars."
' Tho lad placed his hat on his head,
I walked out of tho storo, then passed
I slowly down Front street till ho came to
1 nnother large store in tho samo lino of
business, our friends of tho past, Messrs.
S. C. it C. then, with a bold but honest
j look, he walked up to tho head of tho
housa and said:
I "Mr. W , of W. & Co., sent mo
I down to borrow $2,000."
"IIo did, my son? IIow is business up
at your place?"
Tho boy, having seen tho appearance
of largo shipments, answered quickly:
"Very good, sir."
"Two thousand dollars did you say?
Will that bo enough?"
"Well. $2,000 is all he told me, but if
you have plenty I think ho would like it
if you sent him $1,000."
"Just give this boy a check for $3,000
for W. & Co.." remarked Mr. S to
Tho boy took tho check and with it re
turned to Mr. W , walking back into
tho olllco with an nir of successful pride.
"Here it is, sir."
Mr. W . taking ono look nt tho
check and then at the boy, said:
"Young man, como in hero: yon aro
just tho ono 1 have been looking for."
And giving him a desk he set him to
work. New York Recorder.
Whilo strolling in tho fields near a
small hamlet not thirty miles from
Rochester I camo across an antiquated
gravoyard overgrown with ivy and
mosses, tho stones of which boro dates
between 1700 nnd 1820. I scraped tho
mold from a few of tho stones and
brought to light theso inscriptions. This
one is modest;
My noddy to tho iiravo I rIvo,
My houl to (iod I hupo Is lied;
When this my children
You do see. remember me.
This, on a child's grave, is not without
This lovely bud so young and faro,
C.ild hence by erly doome.
Just cnugut to hliiiu- how sweet a flower In
Puradlso would hloom.
This one also preserves tho phonetic
Youth lll;e a morning flour.
Cut down and withered iu an hour.
Notice tho unexpected word division
To worlds of spcrlts I am koho.
And left my friends beh
ind to mourn.
My body lies hrru in the dust,
My boul is Htatinuud wi
th the blest.
Hark, my Ray friends, to you my voice has been,
Refrain from folly and forsake your sin;
Still from the dead I fain would send my cries.
Trust in the Saviour, don't His Rraco despise.
This one is as good as any I havo seen:
A thmisnnd ways cut short our days.
None are exempt from death,
A honeybee by stluRinK mo.
Hid stop my mortal breath.
A WlililiolHtlnc Drum.
A novel machine called a whiphoisting
drum has been invented in Rhodo Island
for unloading lumber and other freight
from vessels, and is found to bo a great
improvement on ordinary methods in
tho saving of timo and labor. 'I ho ma-!
chine has three drums which operato two
derricks and n central lino which runs to
tho hold of tho vessel: tho power is fur-1
nished bv an electric motor of ten horso t
4t. ; .! 1
power, inu capitally wi uiu suuiui iiuug
C00 volts and making 1.C00 revolutions
to tho minuto.
A belt connects tho motor with tho
shaft which operates tho drums, tho
power being transferred to the drums by
what is called a paper friction; each
drum is operated by a lover, and can bo
stopped iu an instant. Tho motor is a
belf oiling machine, a drop of oil falling
on tho bearings every thirty seconds.
When tho lumber is drawn from tho
vessel, a largo hook from tho wharf der
rick is attached, and tho sticks aro trans
ferred in tho most ready manner to any
part of tho yard. Now York Sun.
Tho will of the Karl of Pembroke, of
tho English civil war notoriety, does not
jiortray a mind exactly iu tho state it
should bo when ho proceeds to sayi "As
regards my other horses, I bequeath
them to my Lord Fairax, that when
Cromwell and his coum il take awuy his
commission hu may still have somo
horses to command. Above all, nut not
inv IxmU' beneath tint (dinreb noreb. for
I .., ..it.,r ..II ....... of 1.IHI. ..,!
would not that 1 idiould bo interred there
where Colonel I'rldo wan lorn." Ban
A I "Id ur
(Juiitleiiinii (on railway train) Pardon
Hie, iiittdiiini U IliU seat besltlu you en
gugedf Lwdv (iltsUiilly) I prcsuiiiu I can re
ihw my MiUwhuf ami tumuli nud iiikUo
ruoMil lHt III Um swU wjMiii) mu mim
(J.Hiss mui m. nudum. )uru i
wm4ww U IU fiwil gf llieili. MtW Vrlf
I AMERICAN VEKSATiLITY,
AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE CAREER OF
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.
Flrt a Lawyer, Then n Tiiet, an Aclts
tor, a Satirist, an laylt, a Lectnrer,
a rnlltlcliin, it niptinnatliit anil at the
Laftt a llerenreil Old Mini.
The recent death of James Russell Low
til, a man who In his time had "played
many parts," cannot but direct attention
to tho fact that American men of litters
ro not ns a rule writers solely and dis-
M. I.OVi:i,L AT TIlIKTV-FIVn.
tinctively. In some, and often In man
ways, they come in touch with the more
material activities of life and arc able todo
otherthlugs than to polish a sonnet or to
round a graceful period.
A number of names suggest themselves
ns examples of this purely occidental versa
tility. E. C. Stednmn is a broker ns well
as a poet. Edgar Allan Poe, Charles King
and Mayuo Held were In the regular army.
Fitz CiiTcne llnlleck lived on his salary as
a clerk iu tho office of John Jacob Astor.
I The Abbotts wero clergymen, and the
Adamses have stamped their individuality
on public affairs slnco tho days of t he col
onies. Thomas Bailey Aldrich began llfu
as a clerk in a New York counting house.
Georgo Bancroft, tho elder Hawthorne,
Bayard Taylor, W. W. Astor and Btct
' Harte figured in political affairs. Andrew
Carnegie was an Ironmaster ere ho was an
author, Samuel L. Clemens was a printer,
a river pilot and several other things be
fore he became Mark Twain ami wrote
"Thu Innocents Abroad." Holmes is a
physician, and Bellamy is a lawyer.
Thu list might bu extended almost in
definitely, hut enough Instances aro set
down to sustain tho proposition that versa
tility is an American characteristic and
that those who shine as literary stars of
thu first magnitude have capabilities be
yond the realms of phrase turning and
bookmaktng. Lowell thoroughly recog
ui.ed tills, and was himself one of tho best
of modern examples. IIo started out In
life with certain views that experience and
a widened hori.ou Induced him to modify
or totally abjure. When a Harvard stu
dent he wrote his first poem and devoted
many of Its lines to satire of the aboli
tionists. Later on these abolitionists
Emerson, (ilddings, and so ou became his
closest friends, and In his verses hu exalted
thoso whom he had formerly debased.
Then, too, as a graduate of a leading
university, ho wils wont to have small re
gard for the lesser educational institu
tions. But as tho years wentby this preju
dice was supplanted by other convictions,
as witness thu following extract from an
address delivered by him not many years
ago at the opening of it new college for
girls at Bryn Mawr, near Philadelphia:
"1 once had a strong prejudice against
tho building of small colleges, but I am re
minded that they uro of great use as semi
naries of culture. We are too aptln Ameri
ca to take credit for education. I have
been taken to task for saying hard thitms
about tho culture of America. I don't
know what good a man Is to his country
unless hu tells tho truth about it. I don't
know what good a country is to a man If
he can't bear to have the truth told about
it. Onco I said universities were places
where nothing useful was taught, but I
have qualified that. Some say that their
uso is to help a man as a breadwinner, but
I don't believe- that. My opinion is that
what hu learns there Is not that which
makes him any tho better or worse as a
breadwinner, but it will actus ti sweetener
of what bread he gets."
Mr. 1owell began his manhood life un
der fortuimtu conditions. Ho possessed
money, brains and ambition. So when ho
felt that he had made a mistake In choos-
ing the law as a profession hu was able to
abandon a rather meager practice without
nuyicarasto tnenreuuanu nutter conso
nuences. Freed from all financial cares.
ho did two very natural things took to
! writing and fell In love. The lady of his
cliolt-o Inn decided views on public ques-
". " peruaps it was owing to ncr in
that Lowell for the remainder of
his llfu was In constant conllict with hint-
MIL LQWKLL WIIKS UIMSTKU TO UNO LAND
self. His Inclinations were thoo of the
conservative and aristocrat, ills Judg
ment set bin feet In the path trod by the
home Inkling of the ever
existing struggle may be glraiied from
t lit.SH I'l.huutl t.t tl
these verses, of which he Is the author!
It limy bo vlorloiu In wrlta
Tliouuhls Hint hull uIujI the twoor three
illith souls, like iIiomj fur Urs thsl cuiua In
Once In n centum
Jlut better far It i In tints k
One simple Honl, whh now s ml thru
fihsll ttuka Ibelr fitui wduis la Die wvk
And frlsiHllwM suit of iiisii,
In fctuiBiiig I iill's erks, purlliiuliirly
ll Ui rhyme, uuv is sirusk with nnutlivr
l',wu' wiUy tut Mwlli. JJU wller
jHMiiim sliww iIimI U hn4 luml uWdy sinl
uiHey V u..M .U.Uu, ut n
sImiImU hi. Iiui.., u.MisrsiliMpiM-Alixl
en the ihiuuiiJ t su-un sihkIIuii, iu
Pi 'Vt?sVf' !
fia - 'A
shown by his passionate appeal when lii
first wife lay dangerously ill:
Uod 1 do not let my loved ono die.
Hut rather wait until the time
That I am Rrown In purity
KnotiRh to enter thy pure clime:
Then take me, I will k' I. idly ro
So tlmt my love remain below.
With the publication of tho first scries of
the "Blglow Papers" Mr. Ixnvell assumed
a prominence that win his until tho day oC
his death. He had up to then been known
only as a writer and an editor, IIo suc
ceeded Uitigfellow later on as a professor
In Harvard college, traveled abroad, re
turned home, helped to found The Atlan
tic .Magazine, issued a second scries of tho
"Blglow Papers' as a commentary on tho
civil war, poured forth his views nud ob
servations In pro.se and rhyme, and during;
the two decades ending with 1875 may 1k
said to have covered every field of composi
tion. Then, having achieved repute na
poet, satirist, essayist, critic and platform
orator, Mr. lowell bud aside his pen for a
season and turned his attention to another
phase of American activity. He went into
politics, made stump speeches, was chosen
a presidential elector from Massachusetts
and cast his vote for Rutherford B. Hayes.
Mr. Hae.s on assuming olllce was not
slow to reward. He sent Mr. Lowell iu
minister to Spain, and three years later
transferred him to the Kulish mission.
It was particularly at London that tha
poet diplomat showed l..s ability to do
other things besides mako rhymes. Al
though he had no momentous or knotty
questions to handle, he distinguished him
self as a high bred, courteous nnd com
petent representative of the American re
public. On a previous visit lie had lieeti
made D. C. L. and LL. I), of Cambridge
During Ids term ns United States minister,
the stiident-s of the University of St. An
drews elected him lord rector. But partita
rise and parties fall, so when Mr. Cleve
land assumed the presidential chair Mr.
Lowell prepared to abandon politics as.
cheerfully as he had taken them up. Ho
went to Washington and Introduced him
self as a man "with Ids head under bin
arm" who had come to save tho services. 0.5
Thu remainder of his years were spent,
chlclly In well earned ease. He lectured
some, traveled and wrote, but not so eager
ly and voluminously ns wlieii life was at-.
Its heyday. Ills first wife died nine yearn
after marriage. His second wife was hla
companion for twenty-eight years. Then
she, too, died, and iu Ins old age the man
who had made his mark in prose and poe
try, at the college professor's desk, ou tho
lecture pin" form, iu politics and diplomacy
saw with indifference the lamp ol amhitioui
Dicker and dieoiit. His first poem brought
1 1 1 in uo comtH'tisation; for Ills last short
production, "My Brook," he received
$1,000. He had years and honors and fume,
yet ho was glad to go. "Why can't, you lob
au old man die)'" lie asked his daughter.
Then lie turned his face to the wall nud
his soul went forth ou the wings of a sigh,
THK LOWELL IIOMKSTkAd.
Rest hail come to thu restless, and tlitt
brilliant and busy brain was naught buX
clay. KltKIi C. LUYTQ&.
TRYING TO MAKE RAIN.
Souin Kxperlinents That May I'rovo Suo-
General Dyrenftirth has exploded his ex
perimental bombs near Midland, Tex., and
rain has followed. It was a fairly good
rain, too, and camo but twelve hours after
the experiment. But of course one such
experiment proves nothing, especially nta
season when rain Is likely to come at any
Tlio general himself Is not at all confi
dent, hut thinks thu trial will result in
great gain even if it proves thu negative,
for there is a widespread belief that artifi
concussions of tho
rain, and If such
is nut thu case it Is
well to know it.
The main (11(11
culty lies in tho
fact that tho air
nearest, the earth
Is often super
heated In hob
fore "holds un tho
GKN-CItAL DYItKNKI'ltTII. nurture," OS it
were. The rain stratum lies above that,
perhaps a mile high, nnd observations
show that light rains often start from it
and are vaporized In the dry lelt stratum
below and so sent up again. Hence tho
scheme to send up balloons and do the ex
ploding In the moist stratum.
Senator Furwell, of Illinois, was tho
first statesman to take any Interest iu thu
theory, and secured u small appropriation
for experiments. Aside from the question
of rain, however, many valuable observa
tions will bu made by scientific men con
nected wth the expedition, testing tho ef
fects of concussion on the air. From timo
immemorial sailors and farmers have in
sisted that the moon hud some Influence on
the weather, but scientists havo never
been able to prove their theory false or
true. But as to the theory of concussion
milking rain. Ceueral Ilyreufurth Intends
to have proof certainty one way or tho
other. It may be, of course, that rain '-an
lie artificially produced, but "not in pay
ing itiautllies," as minors say. We can
1'roiliif Hun of C'iihI In the South,
According to a recent census bulletin thu
production of coal In thu states of West
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vlrgliilu,
Georgia and North Carolina Is reported for
18VJ at U.OlU.'JiV) short tons, valued at tlb
tli;i,06'J. The production for the same states
nt the tenth census wus:i,l(!U,:i'i() short ton,
valued at H.IIO.tlCJ. The Increase of (jhsii
tlty and decrease In ton value are the two
facts worthy of notice.
An Old Time Mluttrnl.
The oldeit negro inliistrvl In Ainerlw
with one exception. U said to 1st Paul Her,
ger, tho turnkey u( u I'lilliulvlplila nolle
station. He is now sixty five yvurs, himI (h
sllll noted for a melodious bass voice. In
4.1. , ... r.... 11 If
mi prune nw wiiii im-iuiu i-mntcus i m
Jlurvii and I'olk at jirivuiu audiwiws,
lfsUmmn, brnl u Hutu by li klw tf
a dug. Is Hie iivmmI iiitilsdy, both kiuuiuu
lUHlsdhlHii "litwiiiH.lavi'ipydW." sil
well iuiiiiiuu. Vut II UitfiHsmertfr u(
Ihskwim Is rltfbi I hit Hirwlhiu, Id I .
Mllist he ssi-t viiditjf hjbul limit.