Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, April 08, 1904, Image 4

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    Now York hns n flcrmnn population
of 800,000 nnd Chicago lias 440,000.
Tlio twenty-Ilvo lnrgcst London the
aters sent 28,000 peoplo nnd cnrn $30,'
000 n night
England gels nbout $5,000,000 worth
of new gold from Africa every month
nnd $7,600,000 worth out of Australln.
Miss VIdn Goldstein, the woman
cnndldutc In Vlctorln for n sent In the
Commonwealth Senate, wns not elect'
ed, but she received 01,000 votes.
The annual loss from the burning of
butldlngs In the United States Is nbout
$133,000,000, not Including cost or In
Biirnnco nnd the appliances for Are pro
A boro put down at Cossnock, near
Maltlnnd, In New South Wales, recent
ly penetrated, at n depth of 200 feet, n
scam of coal twenty-seven feet In
In a divinity essay written by nn
Kngllsh schoolboy appeared the follow'
Ing pnssngc: "So he sod unto Mosses.
Como forth; but he como llfth and lost
the Jobb. Morral, Git up urly.
Mr, Chamberlain is said to be a re
markably proficient political stago
manager, appreciating nnd knowing
the value of n dramatic entrance quite
ns well as Sir Henry Irving or Mr.
Bcorbohui Tree.
It is stated that over 2,700,000 tons
of dust ejected from the Soufrlere vol
cano in St. Vincent have fallen on the
Island of Barbados. The dust, contrary
to expectation, has been found to have
no fertilizing value.
Tubllc revenue of Great Britain
from April 1, 1003, to the latest dato
nt hand amounted to $227,S40,705, a de
crease of $38,004,703 from last year.
Expenditures were $502,738,225, a fall
ing olt of $101,714,303 from last year.
The value of exports to the United
States ffom Panama in the fiscal year
1003 amounted to $103,342, of which
$50,707 was the valuo of hides, $40,
074 India rubber, $27,803 cocobolo nuts,
$16,508 Ivory nuts, $13,372 deer skins
and $0,003 coffee.
Phonographic records of Emperor
'William's voice, on metal matrices,
will bo the first deposits made in the
phonetic archives that are to be kept
at Harvard University, and in the Con
gressional Library and the National
Museum at Washington.
The Russian government has elabor
ated statutes on general life Insurance
by the state. The business Is to be
intrusted to tlie governmental savings
banks. All kinds of policies will be
Issued and the Insured will participate
in the profits of the business.
Cobra George Salem, an Egyptian,
who entered the Missouri University
last fall and Is taking the four-year
course In agriculture. Is so well pleased
with his work that he has succeeded In
persuading several of his friends in
Egypt and Turkey to come and take a
similar course In some American col
In commemoration
princess Pocahontas,
Gravesend, England,
all to Virginia with
of the Indian
who died at
when about to
her husband in
1010, St George's Church, in Wapplng,
is to have a pulpit made of wood
brought from Virginia. Pocahontas Is
buried In the chancel of St George's
The Greco-Roman chariot in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York, one of the new exhibits, has ex
cited great Interest among artists and
archaeologists. Its preservation was
due to the fact that It was buried by
tho ashes of Vesuvius. Many other
treasures were found in the same
neighborhood, some of which Baron
Rothschild bought and presented to
tlfo Louvre. The chariot in question Is
two-wheeled and is perhaps the rarest
In the world.
Feb. 13 was the centennial of the
use of steam traction on railroads. It
was only a flve-toh moving engine run'
nlng over tho Merthyr Tydfil course,
Its Inventor was Richard Trevlthlc, a
Cornlshman. It could draw fifteen tons
at a rato of five miles an hour. It had
an eight-Inch cylinder nnd toothed
wheels, which caught in notched rails
and helped It over hard places In the
track. Only a few trips wero made by
It, for the experiment was not com
mcrclally profitable.
Precocious Younijstere Who Are Mak
ins Their Mark In the World,
At Grand Rapids, Mich., there is a
precocious child who recites selections
from Kipling, Paul Laurence uunbar,
Eugeno Field nnd James Wbltcomb
Riley with apparently as much appre
ciation of tho demands of the pieces
in the matter of expression and dialect
as many n professional elocutionist
This child Is Loulso Remington Fay,
8 years old, daughter of Mrs. Helen
Remington Fay. She comes naturally
by her talent as her mother is an elo
cutionist and has appeared more or
less in public ever since she was a few
years older than her daughter. Re
cently Louise gave readings from Kip
ling and Dunbar before the Elocution
Club, and tho event has been the talk
of Its members ever since. She has
also appeared In public on several oth
er occasions. The child's mind does
not seem taxed In the least by her
A youthful Inventor has just built a
wireless telegraph apparatus which he
has operated with success In the phys
ical laboratory of the Indianapolis
Manual Training High School. Ho Is
Arthur Berger, 10 years old, who will
be graduated with tho June class.
Berger conceived the Idea four years
ago of making a wireless telegraph
system. Ho gathered' all the knowl
edge ho could of the Marconi system
from scientific periodicals. When fa
miliar with the apparatus and tho
fundamental principles ho began bis
first machines. They were crude af
fairs, but demonstrated tho soundness
of tho princlplo on which bo had built
Last year, during his study of elec
tricity in advanced physics, Berger be
gan the construction of a second set
of Instruments, with, many improve
meats upon bis former Bystau. j
Tho construction or n wireless tele-
grupu sysicni is noi uie ursi nppuruiun
mode by Berger. lie has Invented niv
nutomntlc lettcr-foldltig tnnchluc de
signed to facilitate the work of the
mnlllug departments of large business
firms. The machine folds the letters,
puts In any advertising matter de
sired, such ns n return postal card,
seals the letters and puts tho stamps
on. It Is n simple device, nnd n child
could operate the machine. Berger Is
perfecting tho letter-folding apparatus
and expects to put It on tho market
"Tibbie" Page, a daugher of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Page, of Payson, Utah, la
the latest musical genius of Utah.
Though only 0 years of age, the child
plays the cello In dance music nnd ex
ecutes dltllcult accompaniments to vio
lin selections by her father.
The little girl was born June 27,
1S97, and even before she could walk
was humming tunes. After hearing
her father play the violin she would
hum the melody, and when her hands
were powerful enough to lift a bow
she picked up the knack of handling
It solely by observation. At the end
of n week, having had n few lessons
In the methods of placing the fingers,
she could play bass parts by ear with
her father.
Tho child practiced until she was
able to play waltzes, all by ear, and
now she nccompanles her father In dif
ficult numbers. She has been play
ing her part In the orchestra during a
six months' tour of Utah, Idaho and
Oregon. In addition to her other ac
complishments the little girl Is a clever
dancer and sings well
Some of the Trials Which Beset
Path Bhe Must Tread.
Stepmothers often have to meat
many difficulties quite unknown to the
mother whose children are quite her
own, with no one to contradict the re
lationship. And It Is too true that
there arc always those who are look
ing for flaws In the "new mother" who
has taken charge of another woman's
children. Will she treat them prop
erly? Will she care for them, and will
they love her? And will she teach them
to forget their own mother? Meddle
some women are constantly on the
lookout for some fault to find with tho
stepmother. And yet a woman who
undertakes this noble mission Is often
as capable as the own mother might
have been to rear the young folk, and
frequently Is very fond of children,
which trait after all. Is half the battle.
one woman woo loos up mo ennrge
or caring ror stepcnnuren rouna
one little boy was extremely nervous
and sensitive. In regard to his school
work, in particular, he was Tcry anx-;
Ions, nnd questions or words of sympa- j crj. without putting people to the ex
thy only seemed to tend to make him pense lhat mnkcre would, tho Jobs
reel more women unui ne wouia do
111. At last his new mother learned
that he was what Is termed "slow" in
school, and that his teacher was mark- J
lng his arithmetic lessons below par t
principally because he did not work
out his problems after the usual rules, I
Vi i , ,,,. a fa.tilnn l.nnk, him ttv 1,1.
"ui '""B". ...... - niiu ueeuiea it Liu maciuue cuuou. ,cxi
new mother, who had methods of beri bought a machine of a man who was
own. The boy had grown so nervous tired of It Next week I bought nn
over his failures that the stepmother ' other and another, and sold them; then
thought best to take him out of school
for a term, nnd help him herself by
Individual teaching.
Not being In touch with the methods
used In this particular school, she could
only point out to the child the princl-jtold
pics of the work, after which he would
readly apply the regular school system ,
taught in the text book, with good re
sults. This experiment far from set
ting him back In his school progress.
placed him In a position to "skip" a
year's work, and he eventually .entered j
high school ahead of what would have
been bis regular time This through the
efforts of bis stepmother, whom he
loved with nl his heart and which
love did not grow dim when he became (
a young man and went out to meet .
the trials
of tho world. New York
The Man Wns Consoled
W. K. Vanderbilt Jr.. Is an enthu
siastic motorist. While speeding one
of his red devils along a Long Island
road he saw a man and n dog far I
ahead i of him. the dog running in nndjJ ,eJns
U ."L1"!... . .n. '.Polle ProPerlty. and grown un-
the dog darted out ahead of the ma
chine to bark at It, was run over and
instantly killed. Mr. Vanderbilt
stopped his machine and returned.
"I'm very sorry, old man," he said to
the man. "Will that make it nil right?"
He held out a fifty-dollar bill.
"It wlll, said tho man, taking It '
Then, as the machine flew away down
the road, be looked sympathetically at
the remains and said: "Poor little
devil. I wonder whose dog It Is?"
If laV
Then There Was Silence,
well-known English actor
A well-known F.nHl.h nctnr ni
once, while a young man, touring
through the provinces. One night
when his cue came be was nervous,
and on going upon the stage could
hardly speak. Tho audience wns great
ly displeased, and "things began to
come his way." He stood this bom
bardment for a few minutes until a
green bead of cabbage sped by his
ear. Stepping to the front of the stage,
he raised his band for silence, and ex
claimed: "I came hero to-night determined to
please an Interested audience, but I
lost his head over the matter!"
Not Appreciated,
"Now, Tommy," said tho fond moth-
cr. "when you see peoplo your senior
standing you must ask them to Bit
down, unl they'll like you." J
"I asked old man Sparks to sit down,
and ho tried to lick me," replied Tom-
"How was that?"
"Tho pavement was wet and slip-
Prepared for Showers. .
I hone." said the thrifty old farm-
er, "that you have something laid up
for a rainy day."
"Sure thing," replied his nephew
from tho city. "I've got seventeen bor-
rowed umbrellas." I
; ,
a political meeting sel-
Disorder in
dom begins until after it Is called to
men busy upstairs, a couple of thou
Fortunate is the man who can bor- sand pounds' worth of stock, and In
row enough money to pay his debt.
Only tho garmoift that you woto
No more
Lies burled here!
TIs not your bed
You are not dead!
Haply your radiant spirit now
Hovers above tne as I bow
O'er this green mound, this sacred groundl
But oh, the eye of sense doth sco
Of thee
Nought now, nlsst
But ever turns
Its gaze, that yearns
Tor thee, upon this grass-grown mound
That holds wtthtn Its narrow bound
Tho veil soul wore on earth no morel
-Mary Norton Bradford.
Ruth's Father-in-law.
CURIOUS trado to take to, but
then It has grown to be profit
able. Things were at low ebb
with me when I took It up. I was at
my wits' end for something to do, and
sat nibbling my nails one day, grumb
ling horribly.
"Don't go on like that, Tom," says
my wife; "things might be worse."
"How?" I said.
"Why, we might have Luke at home,
and he Is doing well."
Lake's our boy, you know, and we
had got him Into a merchant's office,
where he seemed likely to stay.
"Things can't be worse," I said ang
rily; when there was a knock nt the
"Come In," I said, and a fellow lod
ger put In his head.
"Are you good nt works, Mr. Smith?"
he said.
"Middling," I said, for I was fond of
pulling clocks to pieces, and trying to
"I wish you would come and look at
this sewing machine of mine, for I
can't got it to go."
I got up to look at It, and after nbout
an hour's fiddling about, I began to see
a bit of reason why. I had some din
ner with those people, and they forced
half a crown upon me as well, and I
went back feeling like n new man, so
refreshing had been that bit of work.
Tho noTt Anr , fnl,., ,rnm .
( next house wanted tne to look at theirs,
tilp th .. .nrendlnc nn nowa
wlll 8preadi tI)at thero was ompbody
-j cobble and tinker mnehln-
came in go ., ... i ,rn8 00liced to
get fllc9 nnd drills and a vise regular
iet 0f tools by degrees; and at last I
waR as busy as a bee from morning to
night and whistling over my work as
happy as a king,
j,-ext we got to supplying shuttles
1 1 I t . . .
got to taking them nnd money in ex
change for new ones, and one way nnd
Ithe other became a regular big dealer
as you see. I've got at least 300 on
the premises, while If anybody had
me fifteen years ago that I should
be doing this, I should bnve laughed
at him.
That pretty girl showing and ex.
plaining the machine to a customer?
That's Ruth, that Is. No, not my
daughter yet, but she soon wlll be.
r0or girl, I always think of her nnd
of bread thrown upon the waters at
the same time. Curious idea, that you
.will say, but I'll tell you why. In our
trade we have strange people to deal
with. Most of 'em are poor and can't
buy a machine right off, but are ready
and willing to pay so much a week.
That suits them and it suits me, If
they'll only keep the payments up to
the end.
Tho way I've been bitten by some
folk has made me that case-hardened
that sometimes I've wondered whether
., . ..,
feeling. It was she made me give
away about Ruth, for one day, after
having bad my bristles all set up by
finding out that three sound machines,
by best makers, bad gone nobody knew
where, who should como Into the shop
but a lady-like looking woman In very
shabby widow's weeds. She wanted
machine for herself and daughter to
earDi nnli saia 8n0 had heard I would
taB:o the money by installments. Now
iu,t half an hour before, bv our shon
II,.... r .. . ....
I ciuck, i unu ujuub u iuw tuai i u give
up all that part of the trade, and I was
" uer jusi ns i am wuen
I'm cross and said. "No,
I "But you will If tho lady gives se
curity," says ray wife, hastily.
Tho poor woman gave such a woe
begone look at us that It made me out
of temper more than ever, for I could
feel that If I stopped to consider I
should have to let her have one at her
own terms. And so It was; for I let
her have a first-class machine, as good
as new, she only paying soven and six
down, and undertaking to pay half a
crown a week, and no moro security
than nothing!
thing home without charge, Luke going
with It, for bo was back at homo now
keeping my books, being grown Into a
fine fellow of flve-and-twenty.
I sat down and growled the whole
of the rest of tho day, calling myself
all tho weak-named Idiots under the
sun, and telling the wife that business
was going to tho dogs, and I should be
y0u ought to bo ashamed of your-
self, Tom." she said.
"So I nui," says I. "I didn't think
I could bo such a fool."
"Such a fool ns to do n good kind
action to ono who wns evidently a lady
iborn, nnd como down In tho world."
"xes," i says, -to live in iienneu s
place, whero I've sunk no less than ten
machines In flvo years."
"Yes," says tho wire, "and cleared
t,,,. , ,ia rrw Tm ,,.i,n,o,i
cf ,.ouyou a roan Wlth twenty work
the bank a
"Hold your tongue, will you?" I said
roughly, and went out tuto tho shop to
try and work It all off.
Luke came back soon after, looking
very strange, and I went to him di
"Where's the seven and six?" I says
He didn't answer but put three half'
crowns down on the desk, took out tho
book, made his entries date of deliv
ery, first payment, when the other due,
and all the rest of It and was then
going Into the house.
"Mind," I says sharply, "thoso pay
tncnts are to bo kept up to the day,
and tomorrow you go over to tho
Holly's who llvo nearly opposite to 'cm
and tell 'em to keep an eyo on tho
window, or wo shall lose another ma
"You needn't be afraid, father," ho
said coldly, "they are honest enough,
only poor."
I was Just In that humor that 1
wanted to quarrel with somebody, and
that did It.
"When I ask you for your opinion,
young man, you glvo It to me, and
when I tell you to do a thing, .you do
It," I says, In as savage a way as ever
I spoko to tho Ind. "You go over to
morrow and tell Roily to keep a strict
lookout on those people do you hear?"
"Father," he sny, looking mo full
In the face. "I couldn't Insult them by
doing such a thing," when, without
another word, he walked quietly out of
the shop, leaving me worso than ever.
It was about S o clock thatI was
sitting by the parlor fire, with tho wife
working and very quiet, when Luke
camo In from the workshop with a
book under his arm, for be had been
tctlng up the mens piece-work, and
what was due to them, and the sight
of him made me feel as if I must
He saw It too, but be said nothing,
only put the accounts away and began
to read.
Tho wife saw the storm brewing,
and she knew how put out I was. For
I had not yet lit my pipe, nor yet had
my evening nap, which I always have
after tea. So she did what she know
so well how to do filled my pipe,
forced It Into my band, and Just as I
was going to dash (t to pieces In the
ashes, she gave mo one of her old
looks, kissed me on the forehead, as
with one band sho pressed me back
Into my chair, and then with the other
sho lit a splint and held It to my
I was done. Sho always got over
me like that, nnd after smoking In
silence for half an hour, I was lying
back, with my eyes closed, dropping
off to sleep, when the wife said (what
had gone before I hadn't heard),
"Yes, ho's now nsleep."
That, of course, woke mo up, and If
I didn't lie there shamming and beard
all they said In a wblsporl
"How came you to make him more
vexed than ho was, Luke?" says the
wife, and he told her.
"I couldn't do It, mother," he said
excitedly. "It was heart-breaking.
She's living In a wretched room there
with her daughter, and, mother, when
I saw her I felt ns if there! I can't
tell you."
'Go on, Luke." sho said.
'They're half starved," ho said, In a
husky way. "Oh, mother, It's horrible!
Such a sweet, beautiful girl, and the
poor woman herself dying almost with
somo terrible disease." The wife
Bighed. "They told mo," ho went on,
"how hard they had tried to live by
ordinary needlework, and failed, and
that as a last resource they bad tried
to get the machine,"
"Poor things!" Bald tho wife; "hut
aro you sure the mother waB a lady?"
'A clergyman's widow," Bald Luke,
hastily; "there Isn't a doubt about It.
Poor girl! and they've got to learn to
use It before It will bo of any use,"
'Poor girl, Luke!" says tho wife,
softly; and I saw through my eye
lashes that sho laid a band upon bis
arm, and was looking at blm curiously,
when, If he didn't cover his face with
his hands, rest his elbows on tho table,
and give a low groanl Then sho got
up, stood behind his chair like the fool
ish old mother would.
"Mother," he says suddenly, "will
you go and seo them?"
She dldn t answer for a minute, tiiily
stood looking down at him, nnd then
said softly,
"They paid you tho first money?"
"No," he said hotly. "I hadn't tho
heart to take it"
"Then, that money you paid wns
yours, Luke?"
"Yes, mother," ho snys simply; nnd
those two looked ono nt tho other till
tho wife bent down nnd kissed blm,
holding his heml nfterwnrds, for n few
moments, between her hands; fur she
always did worship that chap, our only
one; nnd then I closed my eyes tight,
nnd went on breathing heavy nnd
For something like a new revelation
had come upon me; I knew I.uko wa
flveaud'twenty, nnd that I win fifty
tour, but he always seemed like it boy
to me, and here was I waking up to
tho fact that ho was a grown man,
nnd that he was thinking and feeling
as I first thought nnd felt when I saw
his mother nigh upon twenty-eight
years ago.
I lay back, thinking nnd telling my
self I was very savnge with him for
deceiving me, ami that I wouldn't hav
hlm and his mother laying plots to.
gcther against me, nnd that I wouldn'
stand by and see him make n fool o
himself with the first pretty girl ho
set eyes on, when he might marry
Maria Turner, the engineer's daughter,
and have a nice bit of money with her,
to put tuto the business, nnd then be
my partner.
No, I snys; if you plot together, I'll
nlot nlone. and then I pretended to
wake up, took no notice and had my
I kept rather gruff tho next morn
Ing, and mndo myself very busy about
tho place, ami I daro say spoko more
sharply than usual, but tho wife nnd
I.uko were as quiet as could be; and
about 12 I went out, with n little oil
can, nnd two or three tools In my
It was not far to Bennett's place,
and, on getting to tho right house,
asked for Mrs. Murray, and was dl
rccted to the second floor, where, ns
reached the door, I could hoar the
clicking of my sowing machine, nnd
whoever was there wns so bmy over
It that sho did not hear me knock; so
I opened the door softly, and looked in
upon as sad n sceno ns I shall ever,
I daro say, see.
There In the bare room sat, asleep
In her chair, the widow lady who camo
about tho machine, and I could see that
In her face which told plainly enough
that the pain nnd suffering she must
havo been going through for years
would soon bo over; and, situated as
she was, It gnvo me quite n turn.
It's no business of yours," I said
to myself, roughly; and I turned then
to look at who was bending over my
I could see no face, only a slight
figure In msty black; and a pair of
busy whlto hands wero trying very
hard to govern the thing, and to learn
how to use It well.
So that's the gal, Is It?" I said to
myself. "Ah! Luke, my toy, you've
got to tho silly calf age, and I dare
say "
I got no further, for at that moment
the girl started, and turned upon mo
timid, wondering face, thnt made my
heart give n queer throb, nnd I couldn't
tnke my eyes off her.
Hush!" she said softly, holding up
her hand; and I saw It was as thin and
transparent as If she had been til.
"My name's Smith," I said, taking
out a screw-driver. "My machine, how
does It go? Thought I'd come and
Her face lit up n moment, and she
came forward eagerly.
"I am so glad you're come." she
said. "I can't quite manago this."
She pointed to the thread-regulator,
and the next mlnuto I was showing her
that It was too tight, and somehow, In
a gentle, timid way, the little witch
quite got over me, and I stopped there
two hours helping her, till her eyes
sparkled with delight, as she found out
how easily she could now make tho
needle dart In and out of tho hard
"Do you think you can do It now?"
I asked.
"Ob, yes, I think so, I am so glad
you came."
"So am I," says. I, gruffly; "it wlll
make It all the easier for you to earn
the money, and pay for It"
"And I will work so hard," sho said
"That you will, my dear," I says,
In splto of myself, for I felt sure It
wasn't mo speaking, but something In
me. "Has Bhe been 111 long?" I said,
nodding toward her mother.
"Months," she said, with the tears
starting In her pretty eyes; "but" she
added brightly, "I shall have enough
with this to buy her good medicines
and things she can fancy"; and as I
looked nt her, something in mo said,
"God bless you, my dcarl I hope
you will"; and tho next mlnuto I was
going down stairs, calling myself a
They thought I didn't know at homo,
but I did; there was tho wlfo going
over and over again to Bennett's place;
and all sorts of nice things were made
and taken there. I often used to see
them talking about It, but I took no
notice; and that artful scoundrel, my
boy I.uko, used to pay the half-rrown
every week out of bis own pocket, after
going to fetch It from the widow's.
And all the time I told myself I
didn't llko It, for I could see that Luke
was changed, and always thinking of
that girl a girl not half good enough
for him, I romomtcred being poor my
self, and I hated poverty, and I used
to speak harshly to Luke and the wife,
and feel very bitter.
At last came an afternoon when I
knew thero was something wrong. Tho
wlfo had gone out directly after din
ner, saying sho was going to seo a sick
woman I knew who It was, bless you!
and Luke was fidgeting about, not
himself; and at luBt ho took his hat
nnd went out,
Tboymlght havo confided In me,"
I said bitterly; yet all the tlmo I knew
that I wouldn't let them. "They'll bo
spending money throwing It nway, I
know they've spent pounds on them nl
ready," At last I got In such a way that I
called down our foreman, left blm In
charge nnd took my hat and went after
Everything was very quiet In Ben
nett's place, for a couplo of dirty, de
jected looking women, ono of whom
was in arrears to mo, had sent tho
children that played in the court away,
becausa of the nolso, and were keeping
guard so that they should not come
1 went up the stnlri softly, nnd nil
I wns very still, onlv ns I gut nearer to
tho room I could hear n bitter, wnlllng
cry, mid then I opened tho door gently
nnd went In.
I.uko wns there, standing with III
bend bent by tho sowing uinchlno; the
wife sat In a ehnlr, nnd on her knees,
with her face burled In the wife's lap.
wns the poor girl, crying ns If her little
heart would breiik; whllo on the bed
with nil tho look of pnlu gnuo out n
her face, lay the widow gone to meet
her husband hero pain nml sorrow
nre no more.
I couldn't seo very plainly, for there
was n mist like before my eyes; but
1 know Luke flushed up ns he took a
step forward, ns If lo protect tho girl
nnd the wlfo looked nt mo In n fright'
oned wny.
Hut there was no need, for some
thing thnt wasn't mo spoke, nnd that
In n very gentle wny, as I stepped for
ward, raised the girl up, nnd kissed her
nrotty face before laying her little help
less head upon my shouldr, nml
smoothing her soft brown linlr.
"Mother," says that something from
within me. "I think there's room In
the nest at home for this poor, forsaken
little bird. Luke, my boy, will you go
fetch n cab? Mother, will see to what
wants doing here."
My lioy gave n sob as he caught my
hand In his, and the next moment he
did what ho had not done beforo fur
years kissed me on tho cheek before
running out of the room, leaving me
with my darling nestling In my breast
I said "my darling," for sho has
been the suuMilnr of our homo over
since a pale, wintry sunshine, while
the sorrow was fresh, but spring nml
summer now.
Why, bless her! look at her. I'c felt
nshnmed, sometimes, to think that she,
a lady by birth, should come down to
such n life, making me well, no. It'
us now, for Luke's my partner no end
of money by her clever ways. Hut
he's happy, thinking her husband that
Is to bn tha finest fellow under the
sun; and let me tell you there Is many
gentleman not so well oft ns my lioy
will be, even If the money has all come
out of a queer trade. Wavcrly Maga
The Countryman Aclml In Ask Jtut
Ono Store Uueatlun.
He wns n long, lank countryman. He
entered tho car. and took his srat next
to n well dressed man of mlddlo age
who sat evidently nbsurltl In his
morning paper. Immedlntely ho had
seated himself he began a rapid flro
of questions directed nt tho gentleman
with the newspaper.
Ho nsked blm how tnnny miles an
hour he thought tho train could go nt
Its full speed; and If he didn't like the
looks of tho country they were pass
Ing through; and what ho thought of
the chances for crops down his wny;
and If ho didn't think tho trusts were
bleeding the country; and wasn't ho of
tho opinion that politics had gone to
the the dogs, anyway, nnd the whole
land going to ruin; and didn't ho think
that Graver Cleveland was the great
est man that ever lived; and what was
bis opinion in regard to the Spanish
war. At last the man with the news
paper grew Impatient
"My friend," he said, "I'vo answered
a number of your questions, and now,
If you havo no objections, I'd like to
havo n chanco to read my paper.
"Sure." his Interrogator replied. "I
won't bother you any more; but.
stranger, there's Just one moro ques
tion I'd Ilka to Mk. Just answer me
this ono, and I'll shut right up. I see
you'vo got Just ono leg. How'd the
other one come to bo off?"
If I answer this, you'll promise not
to ask another question?"
"Sure," replied the countryman, with
nn emphatic nod of tho head.
Well, then, I'll tell you. It was bit
The recipient of this pleco of Infor
mation stared hard nt tho gcntlomaii
with the newspaper, but he mado no
comment. Finally the situation became
unendurubl; ho shifted restlessly In
his sent and his breath camo hard. At
length he rose, nnd started down tho
"I've given my word for It," bo said,
and I'm not the man ns goes back on
his promise; but I'll bo goldarned If I
wouldn't give a peck of the best pota
toes on my place to know what It wns
this side of Perdition that could havo
bit that man's leg off." Woman's
Home Companion.
Curious Discovery Ilescntlr Made In
Prehistoric Houses In New Meslco,
Every year Investigators are adding
to the world's store of knowledge of
the cliff dwellers, who once Inhabited
tho southwestern portion of this con
tinent Dr. R. W. Schucsslcr, whllo explor-
n jr the Puyo and Shufluno cliff dwell
ings, n little less than thirty miles
northwest of Santa Fc, made n pecu
liar discovery recently. Ho noticed n
spot In tho wull of different color than
that of tho tufa around It and Investi
gated. With his pocketknlfe he dug
Into the soft stone and discovered a
hole flvo inches In diameter and twelve
Inches deep, partly filled with mud, in
which was mounted a faco of obsidian
that looked like a doll's bend.
In tho same hole with the doll was
a small but highly polished turquotso,
Dr. Hchucssler Investigated further.
He found another holo of similar char
acter, In which thero were also a doll
and a turquoise. After further search
two moro of these sealed openings
wero found, each of which contained a
doll and a turquoise. Ono of theso
boles contained a piece of petrified
resin, In which tooth marks lndlcato 1
that It had been used much as tho I
chewing gum of to day Is used. Un- ...... i.wiiiuiiiue!
are that the doll heads wero Idols, but
the significance of burying them In tho
mesa walls nnd tho presence of the
turquoise are, of course, Inexplicable,
Can't Tell tho Difference.
There aro peoplo In tho world who
fall to discover tho difference between
having strong convictions and being
plain obstinate.
An Inference.
"Sho Is extremely intellectual!"
"Great Scott! Is Bhe as thin n all
that?" Woman's Homo Companion.
Mortimer Menpes' new book on
Whistler, which will bo called
"Whistler as I Know Him," will make
a volume of nbout OIK) pages, Includ
ing 100 full-page plates In color and
"Highways and Byways In Hussoi,"
by 10. V. Lucas, Is the latest addition
to the Mncmlltali Company's "High
ways and Byways" series, Tho vol
ume contains numerous Illustrations
by Frederick L Griggs.
Guy Wetmore Carryl's new humor
ous liory, "Far from the Maddening
tllrls," will appear In tho Ladles'
Homo Journal, with Illustrations by
Peter Newell. It tells of the experi
ences of n young bnehelur whoso aim
Is to keep "one mile from a woman,"
and tulles awny from the girls.
O. Henry, who Is Sydney Porter In
real life, hns gone to "Tho Walrus
and the Carpenter" fur the title of his
novel of Central America, which he
calls "Cabbages and Kings." This Is
Mr. Porter's first long story, although
his stories have won for blm one of
the meteoric successes of tho past year.
Americans who contributed several
hundred thousand dollars to the suf
ferers from the India famine of lKtiO
1POO can learn how tills money was
distributed In the relief work by resil
ing "In Famine IjiikI." n work written
by nn Anicrh'uu missionary, Itov. J. 18.
William Dana Orrutt, whose Imok
for children. "The Princess Knlllsto."
wns published Inst year, has written
a novel which A. U. McClurg At to.
wlll bring out. It Is entitled "Itnliert
Cnvellrr." It Is tho riimnuee of t tin
explorer Hubert Cnveller Do I Hallo's
Charles M. Kklnner, author of
'Myths nml legends of Our Own
Iind," has made arrangements with
I). Appletnu A Co. to bring out a new
volume, dealing with "Ynrds nnd Gar
dens." Tho author will show through
text, photographs nnd dlngrnma how
the small city plot or the back yard
may bo beautified.
Dr. William Bauer, the German eth
nologist, who has been studying the
southern tribes In the Interior of Mex
ico for the Itoyal Museum of Kthnolo.
gy of Berlin, has mm pi led an Inter
esting nnd rrmarknbly complete vo
cabulary of the languages spoken by
the different tribes. The .apotecau vo
cabulary Is 3,000 words, the fullest yet
A love atury, written nlmost wholly
In dialogue, entitled "A Woman's
Wlll," Is among Little, Brown A Co.'s
nnnounreiiients. The nulhur Is Ann
Wsrnrr, a frequent contributor to the
periodical press during the past few
years. It Is a story of nn unhappy
American widow's summer on the con
tinent. The scenes of the story Include
Munich, Zurich nnd Lucerne.
The readers of "Tho Letters of a
Helf-Made Merchant to Ills Son." and
liiono renders ero many, wlll welcome
tho announcement thnt George II. I pr
imer has another Ixiok ready for pub
lication. It Is to bo called "Old Gor
gon Graham," nnd Is, like Its prede
cessor, In the form of letters; hut the
new loiters tell the self-made mer
chant's own story nnd do not concern
themselves with tho son.
"Children of the Tenements" Is one
of the few liooks of short stories pub
lished last yenr that reached real mp.
ularlty. Its geuulno human Interest
and Its strong huinnn appeal were no
doubt the causo of the demand for
four editions; In'' It la nls truo that
these stories by Sir. Kiln derive from
their slmplo truthfulness a Strang
power to touch tho emotions to smiles
and tears. Wholesome and genuine
they aro almvo all things; and so Is
their author, whoso autnhlogranhr.
Tho Making of nn American," has
given more real pleasure to Its readers
than almost any other biography of re
cent years.
A Hit nrThaakerny Fun.
The following extract Is taken from
one of Thackeray's letters of Miss Lib-
by Strong, a niece of Mr. Ilnxter nnd
nn Inmate of tho family nt the Brown
Houso during both the visits of the
novelist to America. Tho letter with
others Is published entire In the Cen
tury tinder the title, "Thackeray's
Friendship with nn American Fam
"Como, It Is tlmo to pack up this
noto, nnd trot down to tho liont Sup
pose I wns nt Now York now. I won
der whether It liolng your birth day I
should bo allowed to vous comnrenez
nnd It being my birth day whether
shouldn't lie authorized to do It all
round: Well now I guess I'd glvo n
hundred-dollar bill to do It that's
thirty three $33 cents a pleco I reckon
and ono cent over: Miss Llhby snys I
don't know whnt you mean nbout cents
but I know you nro talking n great
deal of noncents. Ho It Is. And how
much of life Is ditto ditto? Walt till
you aro five and twenty yenrs older
like somo people, mid then seo. So I
end my love to nil of you In the
brown house, or whersumdnver tho
Hhndo & tho Summer lina conveyed
,'ou, ami nm or mo j young ladles es
pecially tho
"respoctablo old friend
"W. M. T."
Wheru Tnilnlnu C'niinlir.
"There," snld tho mnn with tho red
slduburns, "Is n mini who Is known for
,i ...! ... , "
m,,,,0 ..u.
.iT1'mt Bo.. ... eilnil ...1,1. ,.
.. "if . . . - ..
wnr correspondent, I suppose'"
"No," replied tho first mnn; "official
pho'togniphor nt n ututo prison." Cin
cinnati 'limes-Star, ,
Homo Good In It,
"Did dat last Job o' yours do you
any good?" nsked tho first burglar,
"Well, it'll Improve my education, I
guess, Tho mnn of tho house was u
book ngcut nnd beforo I got nwny ho
mndo mo buy a cyclopcdln." Phila
delphia Icss.
A widow says that u husband on
turtU Is worth two In tho other plnco.