Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, November 30, 1904, Image 6

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Aboro Judea's purpto-mantlod plain,
There hovers still, among the ruins lone,
Tho spirit of tlio Christ whoso dying menu
Won liaird In honvon, and pnld our debt In pain.
Within llils house I Ills room a martyr died,
A prophet of n larger liberty,
A liberator Retting bondmen free,
A full-orbed MAN, nbovo mcro mortal pride.
TUo cloud-rlfts opening to celestial glades
Oft glimpse htm, nml his spirit lingers still,
As Christ's sn'eet Influence broods upon the hill
Where, the red Illy with tlio sunset fades.
-Itobcrt Mnckny, In Success.
The Return of
tall, thin man, deeply bronxed,
tlnycrowsfcct showing athwart
the tan at the corners of Ills
ojes. Ills forehead whlto when h.
pushed lack bis soft felt bat, loan!
over the roll of a small "pleasure.
steamer that made short trips lietween
liar Harbor and Jonesport twice and
thrlee a week.
The man seemed somehow out of
place among the storekeepers and
small tradesmen, who had brought ba
bies, liottle. and biscuits, and were
having nn outing.
The ltttlo steamer kept close In shorn
after leaving the harbor, and the man
looked up at the giant red cliffs, theft-
summit crowned with crisp salt grass.
ns If every landmark was familiar.
Ills hand was brown nnd sinewy
like himself, and the cigar he held he
dropped overboard as the tiny craft
came In sight of Sldbrldge.
There Is no pier there; the leviathan
craft only stops there when ordered
To get ashore the boat gently nose
the shingle and passengers Ignoniln
lously "walk the plank."
The man, looking shorowords, toot
out a fresh cigar, and, ns It would
not light, he held It in his hand, look
ing 'till shoreward, and his hand
essentially tho hand of a. worker
A rent In the cliff cuts Sldbrldge In
Looking up from the sea one sees
houses on cither side of the Assure; o
square towered stone church crowns
all. As has been said, there is no plr
or landing stage, and linrelegged little
fellows were rolling about on umber
colored nets spread out to dry.
"Good God" and there seemed no
savor of Irreverence as the man spoke
the words, and his keen gray eyes
were moist "not a speck of change
not a speck! No railway apparently,
uo plor, no anything, after twenty
years! And I've come 12,000 miles to
see you nnd I Und you Just as I left
"Kb eh? It's my body that has
grown old, not my heart."
"Do you get off here, sir?"
"Yes, purser, and look out for me ou
your way back. What a quaint old
place this seems to be!"
The purser laughed.
"They say of Sldbrldge that no one
ever dies there and no change has tak
en place for llfty years or more,"
"Ah, It's different on my side! I'm
from the other side of .the world."
Herbert Seaton walked the plank,
tho only passenger to alight, leaving
buns and babies behind him, and, car
rying his grip, he went up the main
street, looking keenly from hand to
The names on the few stores were
familiar to him. He nodded and gave
"Good day!" to an old lady sunning
herself upon tho doorstep, who return
ed bis greeting with no sign of recog
nition. " 'The old order changeth, giving place
to the new,
And God fulfills himself in many
he quoted nnd walked on, grip in hand,
his eyes glancing hither and thither.
Ueblnd tho coast guard's cottage Is
a small square. You enter It from the
main street by a narrow passage that
looks like a cul de sac, but It opens
out into a tiny quadrangle, where the
sound of the sea scarcely penetrates.
The bouses nil of one pattern ara
II mo washed and tiled, with green
shutters, and tho rust from the binges
has stained them almost red in patch
es. And the man made his wny towards
one with feet that lagged. The gre-m
shutters, the hall mark of respectabil
ity, hung awry, and their hinges were
rusted. lie turned to the next Iioum
nnd knocked at the door.
At the house of his quest tho front
door swung to and fro.
"Can you tell me whero Mrs. Hay
garth has moved to7"
"I bavo never heard tho name, sir."
"Did not Mrs. Haygarth her nama
was Itadford before her marriage
come here to Uvo on her wedding
"Radford is a common name here,
sir. There are three Margaret Uud
fords in the parish now."
"Dut the Margaret I mean married
the New York broker twenty yearn
"That is long before my time, sir.
Hut the broker, I have heard, was
killed on bis wedding day."
"Give mo tho address of these Mar
garet Ilodfords. I've been 'clean
nway' for many years.
Tho Yankee speech slipped back to
tho man's tougue, nnd the young wom
an laughed, for nt first tho man sppko
With tho twang of a foreigner.
"Well," she said, the laugh still upon
hor lips, "there's Margaret who's gono
'clean away, Mnrgaret who bides to
Sulcombe, nnd tho schulo mistress
Iior what bides tew Peak sehule."
"What a bonny maid! Is that yours?
Tbcio, mltol"
And. he put a gold pleco into tho
ready little palm,
"Who am I to thank, sir?"
"Herbert Beaton."
And not a tin go of recognition carao
over tho woman's faco.
Ho was ns forgotton as if lio'd
jievor "bldod tew Sldbrldge," and tho
woman bo was talking to and lie wero
sweethearts twenty years beforo.
Bo ho niado his way to Margaret
Itadford who bided near the church,
the Prodigal
and finding tho announcement that
apartments were to let, engaged a
bedroom, and there was no grumbling
about her terms, for the Australian
had generosity nil over him!
Then Herbert Seaton mado his wny
up the steep path he had been told led
to the "sehulehouse." -
In his day he remembered tho local
cobbler kept school nnd turned out per
haps poor scholars, but good fisher
men, nnd he emphasized his remarks
with a strop. Seaton felt It now. Ito
tween hedges twenty feet high, up tho
steep red path he made his way, and
at the end stood the scboolhouse, fac
ing the sea. Ho stood outside for
some minutes brushing perspiration
from his forehead.
It was a tiny climb, after all is said
and done, but be painted painfully and
drank In the air from the sea.
Then he peered between the serried
ranks of fuchsia and myrtle that stood
on the broad window sill, and he saw
a beautiful woman, of neatly his own
nge, who had blue, gentle eyes, and a
nc held out his Anus.
gentle face, and an aureole of fair
hair, that in beams of sunlight looked
to him like a halo.
Small man and woman kind wero
round her knees, from tiny tots to
girls of IS, and she was talking nud
teaching as ouly an angel upon earth
or a good woman, which la the saino
thing can talk and teach fioni the
book of books that lay upon her lap.
And the Australian wanted to go in.
too, and kiss a iilr of -Hps that erst
while were his to kiss, but he stopped
and listened, and the lump in bis
throat choked him, for be was listen
ing to the old-new story of the prodi
gal son, and the narration seemed to
move the sweet saint, and tho chil
dren, who bad heard it hundreds nt
times before, always found some fresh
questions to ask.
"Sweet," was the Informal address
of one dark-eyed boy, who seemed a
favorite, "what would you do if your
ton came back to you like this prodigy
son who ate busks?"
"Sweet never bad n son. Sweet has
never been married," came from an
elder girl.
And the heart of the man boundaj
within him.
"I should welcome my prodigal
dearly, of course." And tho sweet
mouth had grown wistful, but hor
eyes seemed as if they bad visions of
something far nway. '
"Would you kiss him, I wonder?"
Schoolma'am blushed nnd laughed
like a young girl.
"Yes, I think I should kiss him,"
she said gently.
"Well, let's pretend I'm tho prodigy
and you be the man who owned tho
fatted calves."
Seaton chuckled to himself, feeling
a boy .again.
Then be went for n walk, returning
an hour later, to And school dismissed.
Margaret Itadford felt strangely
lonely when her llttlo flock had run
off shouting down the bill, and tho sad
little look camo into her face.
And theq n shadow foil across tho
floor, and she looked up. For a mo
ment she did not speak; hor eyas
grew round and her breath came and
went in deep gnsps between her part
ed Hps.
"Tho prodigal son has returned,
Margaret. Lord knows I have eaten
husks enough down under!"
"You oro a thousand, thousand times
welcome, Herbert Seaton!" And she
begat) to sob.
Ho bad not yet even touched her
band, but had drawn nearer,
"What did you tell llttlo Bob Caroy
you would do when tho prodigal re
turned?" He spoke in n tone of bantor to bido
the deep feeling that moved him, but
ho held out his arms, and bis lore flow
into them, and he rained kisses upon
lip, cheek and brow.
"My love my iovol" was all he
could stammer out, after a sllouco of
twenty years.
And she, too, lay silent In his strong
arms, thinking man)- thoughts, that
shaped themselves Into a prayer of
"Why did ynu over leave me, dear
one?" she asked.
"Your father told me that you were
engaged to Haygnrlh, and lie was
richer than I. Ho even showed mo
the bouse yon wero to live In when
you married."
"And you believed Mm you. Her
bert, my lost love? How could you
how could you? To go away without
a word I"
Her eyes had tilled with tears again
and. he took her onco more to his
heart. Chicago Tribune. -
How Tl.ntlRcl ltccrult Obtained
Ills l)lvhtirKr,
An army captain, who 'likes to talk
about bis experiences was once sta
tioned In California nt a post nowhere
near Indians, except those In the front
of the cigar stores In the nearby city.
Among the batch of recruits camo a
big husky fellow who was very qutotj
and well liked by the men of his com
pany. In a few weeks the man seemed
to grow quieter and to stay by himself
and have little to say to any one. One
afternoon ho was excused from dress
parade by the surgeon on account of
sickness. Just as parade was formed
the big fellow was seen to rush across
the parade In front of the command
ing officer. In his hands he carried a
pair of lineman's climbers. He stop
ped nt the foot of tlio tall flagstaff.
and beforo he could be stopped he had
strapped on the climbers and raced up
the stiff. On the crosstress, half way
up, he sat. Old Glory fluttering to the
breeze over his head. 1'arade over,
the guard, the officers and many oth
ers gathered at the toot of the staff
and the man was commanded to come
down. He paid no attention to. the
comnrnnds of any one or to the threat
of the commanding officer that he
would have him shot If he did not
come down. He took from his pocket
a pair of Held glasses and scanned the
country In all directions for about half
an hour, when he closed up the glass
nnd descended Into the hands of the
guard nt the foot of the staff. As he
was being marched off to the guard'
bouse he remarked:
"I did not see any coming."
"See any what?" asked the sergeant
of the guard.
"Why. Indians. Tho Modocs are
coming to attack the post, und I am
on the watch for them."
The surgeon talked with the man,
who was quiet and seemed rational
on every subject save that the post
was in danger of being attacked by
Indians. In a day or two "ho was re
leased from tho guardhouse and In
half an hour was up the staff again
and at the same business of watching
for the Indians. No threats or com
mands would Induce the man to come
down or make any reply. At tho end
of three hours ho came down "from
off his perch," and In n day or two pa
pers were sent in recommending his
discbarge, not ou the ground of Insani
ty, which would have necessitated bis
being sent to the asylum, but on ac
count of uufltnoss for service.
His discharge papers were given to
him, and as he passed out of the post
a member of the guard said to htm:
"Well, how about the Indians now.?
Seo any?"
The big fellow turned around when
off the reservation, and out of the
gate, and with a smile that was" child
like and bland, replied:
"Indians, no! You army fellows cer
tainly are a lot of Jays."
He had been a lineman, and, not
satisfied with tho service, had chosen
a novel way to get out.
Buy a Smoking Mountnln.
What Is perhaps Dame Nature's big
gest laboratory has been purchased by
a syndicate of Americans. It Is lo
cated In the crater of the historic
smoking mountain of Mexico, the Po
pocatepetl of the Aztecs, The trans
action, whether regarded as a real es
tate transfer or an Industrial deal. Is
Interesting by reason of Its novelty.
Popocatepetl has been on the whole
rather a beneflclent volcano than oth
erwise. Instead of poring out floods
of lava and ashes llko Vesuvius It has
furnished for a century or so a prac
tically lnexhausltable supply of sul
phur. The world has long been aware
of this fact and the sulphur mine has
been worked by native labor, though
on n necessarily small scale, since
heretofore Ithasbecn well-nigh inacces
sible. The mountain Is over 17,000
feet high and for 13,000 feet Is covered
with n dense growth of forest. The
crater Itself Is three miles in circum
ference nnd 1,000 feet deep.
These natural obstacles In tho way
of extracting and marketing tho vast
sulphur deposits In the crater are to be
overcome by constructing a railway
from tho village at the bato to the
summit The mountain was pur
chased some years ago by a syndicate
of wealthy Mexicans, who, however,
failed to develop It and hare now sold
out to the American capitalists. The
undertaking will bo a large one, but by
applying modern methods the output
of sulphur can bo made enormous,
while tho timber which clothes the
mountain sides has large commercial
value. Certainly it will establish a
new and unlquo Industry In Mexico,
though thousands of old Aztecs will
doubtless turn In their graves upon
realizing such a profanation.
With tlin Aooont on tho Fair.
"They say Grlggsby fell In love with
ono of the lady attendants at tho Ht
Louis Fair."
"Did he tell her so?"
"No, ho was too timid."
"Poor Grlggsby! Ho should have ro
membered that faint heart no'er won
fair lady," Cleveland Plain Dealer,
"now much your little boy resem
bles your husband," said the cunning
"J've always heard," she replied,
"that people grow to look like thoso
they are much with, but this is quits
a remarkable case. We only adopted
the dear llttlo fellow last week."
.-Wo can stand cheap people pretty
well until they begin to act superior.
Tho man who was born great may
not die that way,
Quacks haro two advantages over regular
practitioners. In the first place, nil tho quack's
successes are trumpeted abroad by his grateful
patients, while of his failures the world luvirs
nothing, since no ono likes to confess tlio silliness
of having had recourse to a charlatan, Few
events In history are so well attested ns tho
miracles wrought upou tho tombstone of Deacon
Francois do Paris lu the churchyard of Ht. Me
ant a, and yet they were derided by tho Jesuits, because
they wero Jansenlst miracles; by tho Protestants, because
they were Cnthollo miracles; by tho doctors, because they
were qusckery; ami by tho scientific, because they were
assumed to bo supernatural. Yet medical men nnd men
of science. Protestant, Catholic, and Jesuit, would one and
atl have admitted the evidence .for some of the most start
ling of these miracles to be overwhelming If their creed,
or calling, or training had not prejudiced them against all
evidence. The tombstone not only cured neurotica but In
spired tho convulstonalres that stood or lay uion It with
supernatural eloquence, or knowledge, or endurance.
Imagination Is quite as effectlvo to kill as to cure. Two
physicians walking together In the outskirts of lOdlnburg
stopped to experiment upon a laborer. The senior doctor
thus addressed him: "My good man, you've no business
to bo at work, or to be out, or to be auywhere but In bed.
Allow me to examine you." Having looked at his tongue,
felt his pulse, and souuded with a stethoscope his lungs,
the doctor shook bis head ominously and ordered the man
to go homo and to bed forthwith. Tlio man. who was in
perfect health, went home nnd to bed from which ht
never rose. Ho was dead within a week.
"The fear of death is moro to bo dreaded than death
Itself," Is ono of the wise maxima of Publlus Syrus; or, ns
Itabelln puts It "the sense of death is most in apprehen
sion." Only the other day George Meredith said that duo
tors and parsons fostered an artificial fear of death; and
this was also the opinion of Moutalgne, Ilacon and Jeremy
Taylor. Here, too, imagination plays a great part some
times In hastening, and always In misrepresenting iVnth.
For the tint time In history, we havo a nation
which combines tho oriental dlidatn of death with
a perfect mastery of the means which the West
ern world has contrived for Inflicting it on others.
We see a whole people apaprently without a
nervous system. A wounded Japanese soldier
waiting for an operation will calmly look on
while the patient who has the first turn Is cut
and carved. The death roll is recclrod In Japan
with ft)rtan calm. Hitches, emergencies, reversal find
officers nnd officials serenely Imperturbable. It Is magnifi
cent, and also undeniably most forrahUblc, as other nations
than Kusala may possibly discover before the end of the
chapter Is reached.
What of tho great mass of working class men and
women who arc still tho backbone of every nation? Let
any one" test It who will In the wards of a great hospital.
Here least of all do you Jiear of the fear of death. Fear of
disablement, fear for wlfo or family left without bread'
winner, fear for the berth or the Job which may bo lost If
the discharge Is delayed all this you may hear freely
poured out but fear of death never. The stoicism Is mass-
Youth and I,ove fell out one day,
Said Youth to Love; "I'll go my way
And leave you broken-hearted.
I'll go through Ufa without your aid;
I'll gaie on neither mnn nor maid"
And foolishly they parted. f
Off went haughty Youth talone;
He hummed a tuno In merry
And never looked behind him;
While Ixive. at home, was sad and sore.
And longed for merry Youth onco more.
Alas! she could not And him!
But Youth had not been walking long
Ilefore he hushed his merry sons
Ills heart was full of sorrow.
He found it hsrd to stay away
From I-ove, if only for a day
Ho came back on the morrow.
For Love nnd Youth apart wouM die
Like flowers without dew or sky
They'd fade If they would sever!
As long as there Is tide and time
In every lnnd. In every clime,
Youth ami Love will be together.
Philadelphia Times.
I Mary and the Hero.
rra HEHE was no question as to
Mr hero of the Huntvllle cadets'
annual ball. Maurice Hnworth,
lieutenant In the United States army,
stationed at West Point and detailed
to Inspect tho Huntvllle military
school, looked the part nnd played It
If Lieutenant Hnworth were the
hero, Mary Morris was nt least the
hello of the ball. Sho had always
been tho most popular girl in tlio
She was sympathetic. Jolly, intelli
gent, generous nnd very suro of her
self, whether discussing the cost of
the gown sho was graduated In, the
ten commandments or tho conduct of
love affairs, she gave definite, assured
and unchangeable opinions.
Mary, coming to tho ball rather late,
was Immediately surrounded by a"
clamoring group of very young ca
dets and very old bachelors, men who
hajl gathered around generations of
Huntvllle girls.
From this masculine ambush, she
eyed tho lieutenant making himself
agreeable on the other sldo of tho
room. Ills appearance impressed her
In fact impressed her very deeply,
"Ilaworth wants to meet you," said
ber stout, unimaginative brother;
"shall I bring him over?"
"Is he as good as bo looks " ques
tioned Mary.
"First rate," returned Jim. "I met
blm at the school, last night" Then
added with a grin, "Quite the sort
you'ro always talking about a 'girl's
ideal.' "
Under the Influence of a moment's
rash conviction, Mary whispered:
"Jim, I bellovo you'ro right, I have
a feeling I'll meet my fato whon I
moet him."
Even os she spoke the words she
wished them unsaid, for Jim's eyes
twinkled wickedly.
However, wh'en tho lieutenant stood
beforo ber, tall, broad-shouldered,
brown-eyed; when she found his bow,
bis smile, his volco exactly what they
should be, she realized sho had met
the man of her dreams and promptly
Rr T, P. O'Connor,
Or. JnJnv Wilson.
forgot her rash confidence to her
He begged for nil the dances she
had left Rho hesltntcd, knowing that
every girl In the room would count
them nnd hate her. Then he looked
Into her eyes and she let him write
his nnmo four times.
"How you enn dnnce!" ho exclaim
ed, after their first turn.
"It takes two to mnke poetry of
motion." sho replied.
"Why don't you and your brother
como up to one of our bulls? I al
ways go, in spite of being nn old
"Singularly well preserved for nn
nntlquo!" sho exclaimed with spar
kling eyes. "I wish we could come."
After tho third dance they went out
Into the warm, clear night nnd stroll
ed In silence through the dimly light
ed grounds. When they reached tho
wnll overlooking (he river, they stop
pod by mutunl, unspoken consent.
"How beautiful the world Isl"
breathed Mary, after a long minute.
"Somo one In n story I read some
where wondered why It was that tho
people you loved best to talk to, you
also loved best to bo silent with."
'Yes, I remember," said Mary; "It's
truo, too, Isn't It?"
"Why can't all life be llko this?"
questioned the lieutenant, "beautiful
and harmonious,"
"Decnuse," replied Mary, with a
quick, indrawn breath, "It wouldn't
be good for us. I must go back. Tho
boy Is young enough to bo hurt if I
cut ills danco."
When their last dance wns over
tlicy sought a cozy coneMn the hall,
"It has been n perfect" evening to
me," he began; then with a curious
change In his voice, ho went on: "It's
a fine little town, Next tlmo I come
I mean to bring Mrs. Hnworth with
me. She visited here onco in her
His wife! Had ho struck her she
could not have felt moro repulsed and
humiliated. Ho had thought her a
flirt and trifled with her dollberately.
Staggering as tho blow was to her
self-esteem, sho betrayed It only by a
slight alteration in her volco as she ro
plledl "Indeed you must bring ber. Wo
will do our best to make it pleasant
for her."
He left her, and sinking back on
tho seat sho covered hor faco with hor
hands. Sho could havo liked him as
much In a different way had sho
known. Many of her firmest men
frlonds were married.
"Miss Slorrls," said Lieutenant Ila
worth in tho doorway,
Mary roso, prldo helping her to re
gain her solf-outrol.
"I havo dono a most contomptlblo,
most ungontlemnnly thing. I nm not
a married man. By Mrs. Ilaworth I
meant my stepmother,"
"You assume," said Mnry, her faco
flaming, "that It makes a dlfferonco
to mo what iyou are."
Ho flushod nnd bit his lip.
"You nro qulto Justified in being an
gry," bo said, "only plcaso bo chari
table and seo that I do not mean to
be presumptuous."
"This is no question of .charity,"
sho retorted, "there is no need of ex
planation. Uo good enough to lot mo
"You shall listen to me," Hnworth
said quietly, blocking tho doorway
with Ms outstretched arms. Maly
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Ivo, nnd simple, and profoundly touching. Perhaps there
Is something bracing ami sustaining In tho ntniosphcra
of the place, with Its contnut reminder thnt death and
pain are. the common lot, to bo borne with fortitude, that
each may help the other nt the last. It Is a place, accord
ing to general testimony, of pence and happiness, and, III
spite of pain and death, wo feci the presence of tho (liver
of Life.
Many a man or woman who can face dentil stanchly
for themselves quail nml turn coward at the thought of tho
death of others. Tho slaughter of affection that Is, or
seems to be,' tho great tragedy, and If faith decays It may
operate more powerfully than any fear thnt the Individual
entertains or"hlmseir. Faith alone cau exorcise this terror.
To think of death as of "passing from one mom to anoth
er" to think thus for oneself umt for others, Is to havo
pence at last
ilr N. II. rulf.r, n. o. s.
Nature made tooth perfect In the beginning,
ami no doubt they were Intended tu servo a full
lifetime. Uelatlvely few people havo any Idea
how a tooth It developed. From the germ deep
lu the Jaw n bit of enamel begins to form. It It
It to bo a grinding tooth from two to five bits
begin to form separately, or ono for every cono
shaped prominence the completed toolh will have.
The building up and broadening out of these
cones It from the under side, and the completed pnrt pushes
towards tho surface. Kvontually these sovernl ynrts como
together, unite, and fill In the Intervening spaces, fonnlug
the toi, or grinding, surface of the tooth.
Now, tho Influences that pause decay of teeth are dut to
mtcro-organltms, or bacteria, ami tho mouth, much at wo
may obhor tho Idea, Is a hotbed for their culture and devel
opment They are there lu endless variety; somo good,
some bad, and potslbly some Indifferent The air wo
broatho Is full of them, nud tome tho good ones, no doubt
are essential to our health.
If we comprehend the mlcrobo wo will understand that
he does not attack a tooth, tlngly or collectively, ns a rnt
guaws Into wood, for they havo no designs on the teeth.
They, however, fev.1 nud thrive nnd multiply enormously
on tho films of food that will cling somewhere nUnit tho
teeth dcxplte our best In doing that they glu out nu
ncId Unit has a corrosive action upon tooth structure; and
alno a glutinous substance that covers and protests them
to a certain extent against their enemies, or the saliva
Mint might In the right condition render the add Inert.
This glutinous parch, or plague, forms anywhere on a
tooth, and especially In recesses nnd on surfaces not readily
kept free by tho action of tongue and lips and the use of
the teeth In masticating. If not dislodged by thesn moans
or by tho brush, or If not rendered Inert by other conditions
of the mouth, corrosion of the tooth substance begins.
Once begun. Alms of food will attach themselves more
readily. Tlio pits and fissures referred to are exceedingly
favorable places for food accumulation, and next to them
como tlio places whore teeth are In oontnet with each other.
Once acarlly Is formed It fills with food and tho conse
quent multiplicity of microbes.
Personal efforts will do much to ken1 the teeth frro
from Injurious agencies, but It Is futile ns concerns deep
pits nnd caverns. When decay has once started It Is a
mistake to neglect It Decaying teeth, taken In time, may
not only be put In good repair ami saved, but a motiaco
to their fellows Is removed.
sanlron tho seat behind her helpless
ly. "Your brother." be went on, "asked
me to give the Impression I wan mar
ried. Since, he thought that wns n
Joke. 1 hnre been willing to oblige
him until now."
"I enn see," Interrupted Mnry, cool
ly, "whnt this tins to do with mo or
your keeping me here."
"Hut It has everything to do with
me." ho replied. "If I hud n wife whnt
I have felt toward ynu this vvenlng
would have boon disloyally to her.
Hut being free. It Is my right to say
that my admiration for you Is tho
most honest, the most sincere, the
deepest sentiment I have ever had for
any woman."
lie put out lioth his bands: "In
memory of the walk In the garden
won't you forgive mo?"
Impelled by the pleading In his eyes,
she In Id her hands In his.
"Not for that," she said, "but for n
lesson I shall never forget I forglvo
you everything." Indianapolis Hun.
Jlorosoopn of n 1'rliiun.
Credulous persons who believe In
horoscopes will bo Interested In ono
published by II Mattluo, of Naples,
concerning the baby prince of Pied
mont According to ' thl orncular an
nouncement, tho future King of Italy
will require closo attention and great
medical caro In his earlier years. Ho
will be In serious physical danger, It
seems, nt tho respective nges of ten
month nnd four years, but will live
If well enrod for.
His destiny begins to take shape It
11)18, when ho will bo It years old. In
1U23, nt the nge of 10, n "groat change
will take place tu his existence" nnd
In ll'.'7, when he Is 2.1, thorn will bo
nn event which will hnvo momentous
consequence for himself and for tho
Itnllnn nation.
Tho Prlnco will llvo. says tho ora
cle, to seo tho fall of tho papacy, and
Its rcconstltutlon on reformed lines.
Ho will also seo tho downfall of Kn
gland's great power, and tho final po
litical union of Franco nnd Italy after
unprecedented disasters fo Franco.
The culmination of Italy's prosporl
ty will como in 1057, when tho pres
ent baby then n King will be fifty
threo yenrs old, London Express.
' Hare.
"Your pa nnd ma nro going to take
you to ICuropo with them, aren't
they?" asked tlio culler.
"Yot'm," replied the llttlo boy.
"And nron't you afrnld?"
"No'm; I nln't nfrnld o' nolliln', I'm
been vaccinated." Philadelphia
Ledger. .
A foolish story starts, nnd peoplo bo
Uovo It, whllo a fact of tho grentcst
importance receives no attention from
tho peoplo. Millions of peoplo bellovo
that ovpry big circus, when It visits a
small town, dlvldos, sending tho other
lialf to somo other small town. There
never wns such a thing known as a
circus dividing. It Is n foolish, Impos
sible talo, yot millions of peoplo be
llovo It, without the slightest evidence
Look over your beliefs; you mny hnvo
a lot of fool ones In ypur collodion.
No man over loved his. family so
much Unit ho claimed ho prefers tho
backbone of tho chicken.
If all dreams came true, tho courts
would bo overworked with dlvorco
A Curious Mrdleviit Kclliilnus Prnctlrt
t lint Hiirvlvt,
Ono of tho curious religious prac
tices that hnvo survived tlin gradual
itrath of nil luvdluval custom Is that
of tho solemn blessing of iintiimls,
which still obtains lu Franco, Duly,
bpaln, Portugal, Mexico nnd certain
Other countries whero tho people nro
largely of Latin origin. In Mexico
and Spain tho custom take on it
wider significance than In Frnnco,
where It Is usually reslrlclid to mm
specific purpose Hint of tho hunt
with tho Interceiwlon of Ht. Hubert
only invoked. Tho Mexicans, for ex
ample, seldom think of nsklnu bless
ing for tlin bounds lu a hunt, (hough
It Is sometime done, but do bring
pels of all sort to Dm church
horses, dogs, cnls nnd so forth to ho
blessed for innny reasons, and encli
one usually In tho iiniun uf tho saint
especially Invoked by Its owner. Tim
Mexicans follow It, however, with
ninny ramifications, nml though this It
I ho prnctlco In genrrnl In somo par
ishes tho blessing occurs only on one
particular saint's day, In others on tlio
occasion of somo speclnl festival.
Some carry the animals directly to tlin
church, lit other pnrlshos they nro not
nltowcd Inside tho sacred edifice, ntiit
the blessing occurs nt the main door
outside. In most of tlio parishes tho
blessing Is mndn the object nf consld
otujilo ceremony and display, preceded
and followed by nn -IiiImiii(ii pnrmbi
through tly; streets of tho town, whllo
thoro nro those where It Is conducted
In tho simplest possible uu.niirr.
Tho procession in n Mexican town
to n blessing of tho animals I n gay
(fair. The coplo who ileslru to bavu
their favorite animal blessed gather
nt some appointed spot with their pet
thoroughly cleun and decked nut with
ribbons, flower nud n forth. Tha
men and women, loo, nro gayly nttlrod
ns for n holiday, nud when tho tlmo
arrives It I n curious it well ns pic
turesque parade that lento tho des
ignated plara for tho church. Women
nnd children carry cut, small dogs,
bird, chickens, rabbit nud oven lltll-t
lambs, milch row nud Inrgo dog,
Horse to tin blessed nro ridden or
driven with bright-colored rlblwn for
teln, nnd altogether II I a Kor ham
let Indeed which cannot muster up a
bravo array for this event
The arrival ut the church 1 timed
so that It will Immediately follow n
celebration of mass, and the officiating
priest, attended by numerous acolyte,
loaves the altar nnd proceed to tbn
slept without the main entrance. The
multitude In the npou kneel reverent
ly during tho brief service which fob
low, nud when the blessing llsolf It
glvon the largo niilumt are led for
ward, while tho smnller beasts nro
held nloft wllb upraised arms. After
tho ceremony I over the proeolnti
returns n It enma and (ho affair
wind up with a fiesta In which cock
lighting plays a prominent nrt
A Feature of American Politics that
Cnntiot lie Hrmred,
A Kansas farmer Is reported to bars
said that hit Statu did not need spell
binders half ns much as It did wheat
binders. Ho may have been right In
part, but he was surely wrong In part,
for Kansas needs them both and could
not gat along comfortably with either.
Tho spollblner of the American type
It always an Interesting study, almost
kaleidoscopic In hi variations, but be
coming a moro nud moro Important
factor In every campaign. To make,
htm n success lu his calling n strong
and vigorous voice tho moro stunto
rluu the bolter! a first essential.
That voice must bo able to make Itself
hoard not only through tho length and
breadth of n great hall, nnd even to Its
very roof, but It must find It nu ewsy
.task to sweep through the fields, and
iiven echo through tho groves. Many
of tho biggest cnmwlgii meetings nro
hold lu tho open nlr, und tho spell
binder must pmvo himself master of
the wind, fearlesx of cloud and rain.
Impervious to tho rays of tho sun, no
matter how hot they may choose to
To this volco nnd a fair supply of
brain back of It the spellbinder must
ndd n Inrgo stock of Information re
garding the cnndldato for whom ha
1 speaking nnd tho causn of which be
I the ndvoruto. Just as great must
bo his supply of nmmnnltlon for lilt
nttneks upon his enemies. Ho must
hnvo both great gun and small ones
nlways loaded, ready to kill off politi
cal tigers or political sparrows, ns tha
case may bo. Ho must know exnetly
how to usii this nmmuiiltlnn to tho
boat effect without waste, but hitting
tho target right In tho bull's oyo' every
tlmo ho Arcs.
Tho spellbinders know their busi
ness, and hnvo mado themselves mas
ters of tho nrt of stump oratory, Wol
come tho spellbinders. Mny their voices
never fall to arouse voters and to mako
n Presidential campaign ono of the
most picturesque features of our
American llfo.
Tlio Lots from Htrlkoa.
Tho statistics on this subject show a
lost to tho country from strikes thnt I
simply appalling. We, who aro so fa
miliar with tlio word "ttrlko" that wo
scarcely gtvo It a second glnnco whllo
rending our papers, havo not tho slight
est conception of tho vast nmount at
money that has been lost through labor
Avatlablo figure show that In tha
twenty years between 1881 nnd 11)00
thero wero 22,7i)il strikes, which cost
tho country In wages, expenses nnd di
rect lots of trado tho enormous sum
of $1100,700,0021 During tho Bnmo po
rtod thoro wero 1,000 lockouts, costing
$72,100,180, making n total of flOH,
008,5811 Here It a lots of almost half a bil
lion dollars figured from threo Items
ouly that It, lots of wages, assist
onco, or monoy advanced to strikers
by their sympathizers, and loss to em
ployers, It would bo a fair computa
tion to cstlmato an equal sum lost
directly and Indirectly by tho genoral
public becauso of tho strikes,
Total, ono billion dollars In twenty
ycnrsl Woman's Homo Companion.
It Is ronlly funny to hoar somo worn
on oxplaln why thotr husbands ara
burCnos failures. Somo other man la
always to Maine,