Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190?, December 26, 1895, Image 3

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Way Ik Tallsst lbs
, in ! Many HaapMla tiude.
' .. - v...w aniMara li b iwif htdilnd
tall W',,,,r "f hy"'r"l",,K ll'ldliiga,
lniiwi always ,,M ,M,,',, 11 ' run
Jll, Tribunua
111 tower" wan
wonder o f
America U'fittn
tlmra were many
bu I Id t u h nf
Ureal height In
Chicago, but
Wlil'll III bill,
tlllig nictrnail
u( lint bounding
West act iImiiiI
thn (uk (if put
ling UP sltltu
illunti structure
tlm result was a
lot tif building
I hut r km nh n
riintigh nearer
tlm cloud I Imn
tlm "lull low
er" to iiinkx It
almost liiilgulfi
rnnt After
awhile, It I true,
Nw York braced
tip ami within
the last few yrai
IT ban put up iinn
tall building
Hint need lintdnfT
tlm lint eveu to
Chicago' tallest,
nuil Ni'W Yorker
nHnx urn nriu-rn now brag
uw, irw volt, glug, a I'hieago.
,h nmxl to li'. of "' tallest tiMce
taibllntt" w"r1''-
la Urn meantime t'lil'K' l learned r two about big building tlmt
Bllninlll probably also m taken to
kwit by New York. In eon, queue of
tn it:i tlm aldermen nf Chicago
taw'ixl mi ordinance limiting tlm
Hht f building. Hun Francisco, too,
a adopted a similar ruin, Um argu
asr.t hi favir of restriction In-Inn tlm
as In I" I' "" I'r.milnenl auiimii
Um argument w advanced th" oh
,yo content nm t lint building 'f 3
ad jo ni'iritw. especially when placed
Brmw trtU, shut out altogether
wmoili light ami air from tlm street
as) from IIih lower Ihre or four stories,
bis iviiiry only to will attention to
jmu irit'i, Ni'W York, tJ how tlm
narlnr bow obviously cor r'i thin
ml Kin In. Nassau, aitrwt narrow a
iKouuuhfitr tlmt It Woulil M tut
ailhliiK uiori' jiroi.Mit inu lliau an alley
aCbiraunor Inil'til any oilior wwiteru
nty, jet it l uin nf H ' tmiiirliit
nf ili KulrkcrlnrkiT town. It li
unwiM ami Jiutimml foil nf trnrka ami
M pni-TiKora diirlhH nverjr lmlni
lar. ami "mrt eif th WKU"it iroritirr
Nw York aro l-tml almiK ltaltl.
Tbw Imlliliinfn, if wlilnh ill Anmr
loa Ttai't iKifii'ty'a now hums la tlm
tjjlrait. am i hltfli a alimwt to roaka
nillKlit at inn iiilay lu tlm rt of tlm
Knet m which llicjr Ixirilcr, ami lu muni
Jum wm tirn fmiililiK on tlm iiliwalk
HM nniwMtry to keep tlm rhvtrln li(hu
M J,',"'H tiKrliK lotiiKht.
mailer Imw Kliirloiily tlm un may
(ild Dm till (if tlm brick and abmo cliff
m lino Urn atrw L V(mm yet. tlmro i
idimpiioui whim tlm wwitlmr I at H
utit Nt Din Ixiitoui (if tliia artificial
aajiiu tlmt caiiiuit l othwrwlna tlmn
irimi'iiliil to tlm licaltliof thowwbo
Mta to cnilnro it. When it i
tad rainy, it l of ciiirB moch worv
!V Urn kIo"I" in Siuamn 'rw' nJ
humidity (if llmaimiwiilmrfl ar both
afitivcly iiiuillliin.
DanipwH and diirknci. Iiowovor, r
Mthfl only arrion dimtdvantiiKMi nn
tr which limoiicupMiiiaof '",,' linrtl
tithrntravtiKiiiitlv high buildiiiK hv
U ll)r. In cf of tlr ami it l"
foMd th;it (Irn (Ihw aonmlimca work
kiuo lu ovu (lie moat Tiiuntod of "flre-
r M a
n 1 1 ( , i
m. m n r i ;, i
i j i :n rn ni i i
"HUI.-AN TRACT HOC1KTT lll ll-l'l'"'. NXW
"wf" bnildiiiK tw , '
loll Krcut in altitudinoiia bnildmR8
In thiiBo of more moderate propor-
""H. It ig Inipoamble for ma ('-'
"miRiim to throw water to the top oi
modern nkTHcrnperH. nd if wbIW oi
n l'iO to SftO foet and liiB''r '
ow Mrwla the IhowuKhfMre i nre w
Bti.l- n r,A lima of llf" '"
certain to follow. 1",
we practically no .tree" l'k
n New York, and an wen- -J"'y
o mnch reaaou for linnj
SthtofbnildinR there. m'f.T
aerinn. for reatriction dn
lit . ' -r I I Iifc" 1 i
II. while they mn.t be plain to (
moat cuKiml ohwrvcr In New York At
tlm profit time, hownrcr, there a.,,,.
10 lie mi Iiidlcaliori that New York la
liklyoon toadnpt h,.K,t rlrlctlona
a to hii.liica l,,,dl,,H, and c
ll(ielh(.r prolmlile lln.l thn real rwlute
owiiera lu the dimii town illatricta will
"I'l""1 'J' "Tiuni. movement intliut dl
tccllon wiih even Krcatcr vehemence
limn thry did in Chic,,,, , Hmi l-'ran-elwMi,
iii.e It caiiimt but tend to reduce
h" Hf i-ilK viilmiiloi, at which boiiih
If the iirimml In held.
It will aeeiiianiiiewhat of aplly, how
ever, from dim pulnt of view, when all
the bl towna of till coiilineiit xlntll
I'Mhlbit nkywrnpeia. Tor a number of
ytmr now Iniililnr and inventor of new
form nf. bni Miiiipmiter Inland atructur-
11 Iron niiilnlcd iiiiikrm have N eiiatrlv-
iniilify iiml cheiiHin tlm build
liiH of tkyacriiia-rN, and at the prwnt
tune It in allium! a cany Mini chimp to
put up a 1)0 .tory block a it wa to pnt
tip inn. of i) ninrinK a ninny year ao.
Nowailay men build biHh IhiiMiiikh In
tlm mime way aa they build imn liridKii.
liinkliitf iim. of tlm trim irliiclph. uml
luactlcally noltliiK upvu end a truwi
liriilun n I lie fraiiieuf (he building they
iliwlre to erect, t If courim there aro dlf
fi relice In Ihe di tullnof coiiHtruclioli of
I'I!1k and hiiililinii triimiiw, but not
rnotiith toinvulidiilelhecnuiiiirlitiiii, mill
Imd It lint Imm'ii fur the dliiciwery Unit
the Iran principle I applicuble to bnild
lliK It Woiild not have Ihm ii piMnlble to
put up the modern kyNcriiir at all.
It would lie too much to miy Hrliup
that Ihe br' k uml kImiiu in tlm walla of
tiiit modern buililniK form ulniply a
di uil wuiKlit and iimlivid nf Ktrcuxthi'ii
liiK nctualiy wenken the cumpltcd
truclnre, lint it la certain tlmt every
(me nf thn very late building Would
Utiiul ijuiin um (Irmly if the walla
Were removed, und. further, tlmt while n
hmliliiiK of tlm old tvie, built of brick
and Motie, ininlit MMilly be khiikcn down
by what In (nriltitinkn couutrlen would
be termed a modcritte itliock lino of the
bew type would wltlmtuud micli a flun k
almmil u w"ll iix the fiitnou light
Wooden friiuie bnllillnga of Jaian. Men
ay that IiuiIiIiiikm Ilia that occupied by
the Manhattan Life Inmirnucn cjiuipany
In New York would remain Intact, no
fur m the frame K". even if complete-
t ... Tla lni.k iii the will.
which in inoxtlv hollow und hence or
minimal liKhtiiinii, would undoubtedly
fall out of place, but the riveted ateel
frame would hmiK toether even if ub-
. . .a I....I.I.. ufvalll
iected to tlm eveniM hiiiikii."
Awilin to ull mx-mnitH, Chicago
him never w it wd wiy livelier hu-
. . .A&.l...l wiih rtnrilltf
tling nmu wan iin""-""" - "
Ihe mouth of (Xlnberat the corner of
DeiirlHirn and Van Huron street. It w 11
not lie long after lhene word meet the
rvo of the render before the tiHher
building" tlmt now HtandH on that cor
,,r i entirely completed. 't Oct
13 little had been done. velo dig the
big hole for the cellar and Hultfell.irs
,d put down the heavy concrete foun
dation,., alt hooKh ft permit
ory bnihlmg 2 30 foe. had been
.trictive ordinance. On Oct. 13 here
5 ! viMhle a gren. hole in the earth on
;ratreet(n,rner wi,h he., nd ,ere
BI) iron beam ""'"''K "P- , 1
L 1 day thcreufter. the hole luid dlH-
amlnnMl. and in it plee rose a towering
rneworkof iron.
ot viHited the loratinn of the lew
u lding for n few n. were nghut nt
" , , nge, 1,iid.heChic..K.."OWHpiUHr
fTtt I tl coiiMnuion of tu
l,d out in t ne (hfl be. wouM .n mA wonM
a lining of a ecu" .,,,.,, two
clmrehec. , clothing store
and a very rwiir. Dkxtkk.
A Shepherd Hore.
. C....nif pm
A shepherd at Ch.r- v.k
1t. ahorse intead of B
im herd together i -
(tlU)d ZZX e beat
them on
trained dog-
hmwU of Brd.
and PerU rfP 0,wl
beart. of burden.
Thr Are lUaulirul, CuraMtta, I'Malua
l and Kniiilloal-Ta Ttiem I lu th
t'raUU Tlmt 1 hrlr Natlo kllll Kitata la
ilU of Many Frarful laviulan.
A ulrungii, IniIiih la woiiibiiI
llul one iiiiikI not forget the eitnuirdl-
Bury ndmiitur of vlixn from which ah
Thn One), tlm Itomaii. the flolha, th
Kellnl, Hlnv and Hni,k Inhnhlted jtoil
imiiilik, onn iiiitloti follnwliitf in thn wake
uf thn other and all leaving popuhir lin
lirnntlon Ih'IiIiiiI them. Thn we hava
aiming tia I he Itonmn mat run, with hr
rnglu ii) m, her wvere, cliwalcnl feeturea at
tlinalihiiif tlm Hlnvla wnimtii, graceful an
a kitten and alway ready to umlurgii any
Ul an to loyally to her lord. Agitln, wo
bnvn the woman of ilnllaa, pure and Inrio
ci'iil, living next door to a Tartar diwound
ant, renowned fur her iiiirune and feared
for her vlmllKtlvn imlllleM. The wife of
thn Kill al li. full of iHietry and miiiiiratl-
Mom. r'lnally there I the ofTir!iig of
tlm I nil Inn parluh oiitiuwt aluo III Ku
Mh, the lying and rugged gypy wommi,
iN-aiillful a a uliiion or horrible a a
wln li, but ,ihvav pli tunwiiio
The iM-noly nf Itonmiiiiliiii woineil In
been thn iihjeet of illwuiuilcin end admira
tion for ninny year, but who know any
thing of lit r energy, lieroouriige, her fnllh
fuliiKKitf Tim hlKlory of my oountry ia ul
niOHt a aenliHl hinik.
The relitllonii IhiIwccii tlmwlfnof the
gnutt hiiidowiier and thn pmuuuit women
are often ex(Uitliiuully gnnd. They go to
her will-inner they plivtMi, einliruee lier like
a aluter, ak for a red Mower In the garden,
a few dni)m of ml for their Imlr, for n hi
ny to color check and chin for the Hun-
ilny (laiii'n. It Ih Ihe Imrdiwt thing In the
World for them to go Into eervleo. They
think It demeaning, IluiignrlunHnnil gyp
kIiui urn good enough for Klavery.
A Hir Miltlier hoy, whom wound I bud
numiHl for four iiiiiuMih, illi-d In hi moth
er' arum n 1 wiih lenving thn room. The
poor woinan cried. Hio wiw very nolny in
tier grief. A lady laid her hand eoollilng
ly upon herhhoiilileriind aid: "Stop your
wnlllugi.. Ia I on try to keep the terrible
iiewa of your non' death from the queen
fur a few hour."
The wouuiii Nulwlded nt onuo.
I hnvn -eii wnnu women follow their
himlinml Into thn trunnhe before Plevna,
mold a hall of bullet, to bring them a
handful of fruit, a Utile laundry. When
mm beard that her huband hud been
wounded, they went aoarnhlng from laza
retto to hir.iirct to until they found him.
often lifter dayii and week. Tlmn I have
kcco them ctandlng iMifore the bed, too
much afraid lo tnku a, though their
knee trembled.
1 can jrif-i you hut a blrdauye view of
tlm ltonnmnWn wiunan. I can lift hut
part of U;e curtain that hide her history,
! unknown nod yet mi Intttnwtlng. Sho him
played a marked role In t ho development
of our country.
ThU woman aehloni laugh. Her beauty
anon fade In coiiHcqtionoe of hard work
and the grcnt nuuiher of children aho
Immim. ThelM I wuuetlilng lmpoHlng In
her earuwitne, wiinethlng emotion.-):,
touching. Let a Mior family have too
many young on", the women not bliwsed
with oiilldren wlllciuiio forward and adopt
the aupcrfluou. They call them their
children children of their htvirt.
That thl counlry Mill exlm In epltoof
tliti ninny fiwirful Invasion ht due to it
women alone. The women preserved our
language, our religion, our tniditlonK. Do
not lie deceived If you w her dance the
polonaise or hear her prattle like a Pari
lenne. Foreign cult ure hiui not Influenced
her. A of old, alio I the emotional, jual
ou wife, the pnwdonato mother.
The Kmimanlun woman never prate
of the Koerlllein aho makea. She think
them natural. During the war of 1H77 all
of the foreign phyKluliui looked upon her
In nKtoiilshment. In peaceful tlmee he
rob herself. trve, wear ehuhhy olothe
to kIvo lier chlldnm an education. Sho f
onnilem and apprehenalvo, her husband's
host friend, hut once provoked and injured
hi relent lea enemy.
A proud Hoiiniiinlun mot her always re
mind me of a prince crowned. They ull
followed their boiik and hiudmnd Into the
teeth uf war. None aUild at home. All
bearing the honored title of mother and
wife marched in the wako of the army.
Prudery? 1'erlKh the thnuKhtl We forgot
our weaknesKC. hesitation. All worked
for the fatherland.
Forty yearn ago one was nHtonlidiod If
the women In a Houniiiiilaii salon were
not all perfect lieaiitioK. At that time life
wus o simple. It 1 a hard life now. Girl
of 10 participate In the cares of their par
ents. They know full well that roses are
Bcaroo in this world.
The morrow belong to Konniauia
mothers. Carmen Sylva.
Meaning of Popular Nainen.
Some slgnlilcanue should be nttachod to
one' mime, and a linilly named ohlld is
very apt to bo Inlluoneed as much hy Its
Higiilllcatlon as by the stars under which
i. i. . . u tit., kixt. And ho hero are
a few favorite names and their origin and
mooning: Aiimi. rroni mi m-ur, n..-....-lng
a prophetess; Annette, fnnn the
French, sweet but sorrowful: Caroline,
in., uiili-ltjul: Dorothy. (Vltio.
Jlllio, li.....' "t - -
fruitful; Kdlth and F.dua, Saxon, happi
ness; Frances, Herman, inw; uin-,
ln favor; Helen, (ircck, a very beautiful
wi'iinan; Ida, cireek, a lofty mountain;
Josephine, French, a savor of life; Lucy,
( ...I.. I.itiiniv I.IIII Isn. French, defender
jjittiii, mil. p. - -
of lier people; Leonora, Polish, victorious;
Margaret, Herman, a iwn
Fniiich, favored; Mario and Maria, from
m. i. ..nil Snniilsli. and Mary, froid He
brew, a salt tear or a drop of water.
Only a Milkmaid.
Mine. Th. llentzon, In her account of
Woman In the I nlted States," say that
lie first statue raised to a woman In the
that of a eertain Mar-
1... u .Iw.rr In New Orleans. This
woman liegnn life as a milk seller, to which
sho added the sale oi oroati auu uu"f
canitf a baker on a very largo senile. She
made a considerable fortune, which she
devoted to the poor ami was popularly
known as "The uvpnnn s menu. ii...u-
.,-..f..imillv touched Mine. Dent-
inn than this homage paid hy tim aristo
f Viw Orl.uuia to a woman
who did not know how to read or write.
KnaiMi Finlnlue Hmtnty.
mi ..tifintntiiristlnl. of Knulish fe-
.. i... nni nunlnritv of fmlortw, the
llimn ""' j - . ,
.. . .u.... nnulimitlintllllf. IllUO. BTaV
mm, ie" i..- - - -
and hol eves, light and dark flaxen hair,
a well developed bust and a figure of the
average height of women and more In
clined toMoutneesl han the delicate, sway
ing leanness so poiuur w.m
elasee of novel writer.
Passing out of the slisdow
Into a purer lialit,
tiilii Iwhind ths nurUtla,
tietiina a olearur slulit.
Laying aalds llwt liurdim.
This wosry mortal cull.
(J.HHI wllh tlm world reistlooa
Dunn with lis urs and toll.
Tlrnd uf all ssrlh a plaything,
Hesrtslck anil n-anly to slerp.
Itendy to hid uur frlnnds fsrswsll,
Wondering why thy wmtu,
Paaaing out of Ilia shadow.
Into eternal day
Why do ws call It dying.
This swsvt golug awsyf
There atood In the forest nn old beech
trea Her top wa ahutterod by light
nlnif, her aidca wero hollow, and pinoca
if fnnirua irrew tin lier bark. Hhe wa
the oldest of a numerous family, but
ho li rid wsn her clulilrcii, aa aoon ai
they hod frrown up, full under the wood
man' ax. uml only one dntifri'ter re
to nlncd to her. Thia daughter wu i
young beech tree, with aiuooth bark and
heaven aspiring; crest and only 80 yeara
old. Tlmt U the liest year for a forest
The old treo etill thrrmt out her twlgn
sod leuvea iii the si.riiiii. bat alio felt
that her lifo vu dniwing; to a clone, for
It cost her Krcut utrorinjtoliiil(l tiewir
nnriiI.L And Ish-iiiiho she knew tlmt she
must die aho felt her love, increase for
her bcnutiful daughter. I
Snriiur wa iiDiinuu'lilna. The branchea
were atill covered with the glit(rinf
. . .a I
frost, but the nxM ts-gun to uucuri,
and tlm u-iirm wind melted the SHOW.
Tho river und brooka were welliii(
with molted Ice. in llio nicaoowa me
ilvery catkins burst from their wrap
ping, and the anowdropa peeped timid
ly up through the whito carpet of tho
forest ground.
The old tree irpoketotho young: "To
night comes the violcut thaw wivd. It
will throw mo down upon my tied of
leaves that I have Hcuttered in the course
of time, and I ahull go back into the
bosom of the mother from whom I
cama Yet before I go home I will be
queath to you a gift that tho gentle lord
of tho forest bestowed upon mo when
long ago he Mopped to rest under my
l.riini.hi Vnn ahull understand men's
winds and deeda und share alike in their
joys and sorrow. That is the greatest
huppine that cnti fall to ourrlot, but
be prepared to txdiold more sorrow than
joy " tJo spoke tiio old tree und blessed
her diiiiuhtcr.
III the night the thnw wind came
from the west It buried ships tn tne
wave of the ea; it rolled great masses
of snow from the mountain that de
stroyed tho homea of men in their prog
ress; it roared through the forest, und
everything thnt was old and weak per
ished But the strong trees resisted it
It struck the old beech tree to the earth
and shook -tier strong daughter as she
wisely bent her head before thevblast,
and the great wind swept on.
Three days the daughter wept spar
kling dew for her mother; then the sun
came out and dried her tears. Then be
gan everywhere such stir and commo
tion fbnf. th beech tree had no time to
grievo. Her buds swelled and burst and
one morning a hundred thousand? trem
bling, tender gnn leaves sprang into
the sunshine. That was joy I (iolden
mllnw urin.rnui.s climbed from the
irronnd. Thev nushed their silken leaves
out into the broad sunlight. Red and
blue blossoms grew up around tlie-prim-ruses,
and the sweet woodruff vtocurled
its delicate whirled loaves. That was
And In thn midst of all this bloom
and fragrance tho young beech tree stood
like a queen. A nucn onui ner uesi. m
her branches and a redheaded wood
pecker paid her a visit Once cuckoo
came and onco a distinguished squirrel
with his bushy tail over his head ran
np and down to see if he might not find
an acoru. But men sue una not yet seeu
thia veiir. 1111 d thev would have been the
most welcome guests of all, since she
possessed the power to understand tnoir
u-nrda mid deeds. After all. one morning
came a slender young girl with her long
browu braids, who walKea tnrougn tne
woods straight to the tree. However,
her visit did not seem to be fo the
beech alone She glanced at tUo decay
ing trees ou the ground and said, "Here
is the spot ' Thou she Bat down her
basket filled with Way flowers and hack turainst the beech tree with
out a glance at its green loveliness.
The tree held her breatn to near wnai
the maiden would say, but the pretty
one was silent Presently from the op
posite side uppeared n strong young
man. He wore a little round hat with a
cnrliug foather like a huutsmmi. Ho
crept up cautiously so cautiously tlmt
hardly a leaf rustled under his foet T3nt
softly as ho stepped the quick ear of the
maiden perceived his coming. She
turued her head toward him, and the
tree thought, "Now she will tly. But
thn iHrl did not fly. Instead she sprang
toward the youth and threw both arms
- .. . . .w r-, l
around his browu ucck. My nans i
"Mr Kvn!" thev cried toirother. Then
they kissed each other pasonately,
called each other pet names, embraced
agaiu, and the beech tree rounrt it an
very tedious.
Later thev sat utuler the tree ami
spoke of their lova It was an old story
they told, but it was all new to the
beech tree, and she listened like a enua
a fairy tala It was a wonderful sur
prise to her. The youth arose from the
ground, drew out his knife and begsui to
ooma in thn iwrlt nf the trea This
caused the beech great pain, but she
held as still as a wail.
"What is that to be?" askefl the
"A heart with yournanieand mine,"
answered Hans as he continued to carve.
When the work was finished, they
both looked at it, well pleased, and the
tree was as happy as if a king had huug
a golden chain npou her.
'Truly, meu are splendid people,"
thought she
Now the hunter began to sing The
tree -bad listened many times to the
long of the finch and thrush, but aha
beard now for tlm first time loiuethiug
very different from bird song.
"Liten, linn," said the girl when
tho hunt paused in Ida aong. "Your
nng reminds um of something. I know
people say that lu thn autumn yon
go tocrutly into the wisala for gnrna Let
the punching go. Tho forester I your
nemy. You know why, and If be
should meet yon pouching In the wood,
then honvensl uiylluiml if you should
be brought to me with bullet through
your breast "
The young mnn bent over the girl,
who leaned caressingly on hi shoulder
and kissed her lip.
"Peoplotalk too much. Don't believe
everything they ay, iweethourt " And
putting hi urin around her they went
ingliig through the forest.
When the conple disappeared among
the trees, a man In hunter's, dress crept
from the bnahea. He carried hi gun on
hi hack and a knife In his bolt His
fuce was white and distorted. He went
up to tho beech tree and beheld the
heart that Han had carved. He laughed
wildly und drew out his knife to destroy
the writing, then, changing hi mind,
he thrust the blade again in it sheath.
Slinking hi fist threateningly in the di
rection where the couple hud disap
peared, he muttered, grinding hi teeth,
"If I meet you, yon poacher, only once
on forbidden ground, yon will have
heard the cuckoo sing for the hist time. "
With these word he went into the
And tho tree shook her head sadly.
The Ix-ech tree got many a sight of
the faces of the children of men in the
course of tho summer tho i-or women
gathering leaves or dry bark, the berry
pickers, foresters and pilgrims. But the
most cherished amid tho guests who
gathered under her leafy roof were the
youth and brown haired maid They
made weekly visits to her, spoke of their
love, embraced each other, and day by
day the beech tree came to love them
One morning before sunrise, when
the mnnn tains were just casting off their
gray mist cam, Hans came alone. He
carried a gun on his shoulder and step
ped as lightly through the underbrush
as if he would take his sweetheart by
surprise This time his coming bad
nothing to do with lovely Eva but the
stag comes thi way to drink 1
At the foot of the tree tho hunter
paused and stood as motionless as the
beech herself. The cool morning wind
blew, and the mist disappeared In heavy
clouds. The gay birdH fluttered and sang
abont the stream. The underbrush rus
tled. Hans raised his gnn. A shot rang
out ou the clear air. Hans dropped his
gun, sprang convulsively into the air
and fell to the ground. A man strode
hastily from the thicket with a smoking
gun in his left hand. The beech tree
knew him welL- The hnnteman bent
over the murdered man. ' ' It is all over
with him," he said, and taking his gun
he vanished into the bushes. ,
The bright sun rose and shone upon a
still form with set white face. Sorrow
fully the tree bent over and wept bitter
tears, and the little robins flew up and
covered the dead face and staring eyes
with leaves and twigs. In the afternoon
some woodcutters came that way and
found the body.
"He has been shot while poaching,"
they said, and taking him gently up they
bore him to the distant valley. An old
man linged by the trea He drew his
knife and carved a cross over the heart
that Hans had mada Then he took off
his hat and breathed a prayer. The
leaves of the green crest rustled, for the
tree prayed, too, in her own way.
For many summers on the anniversary
of the death of the murdered man, the
maiden came to the seat, knelt down
and wept and prayed, and every time
she was paler, more fragile One day
she did not come, and the tree murmur
ed, "She is dead I" and so it was.
Years passed. The beech had become
a mighty tree. Her bark was covered
with browu moss.' The wild vines clus
tered about her trunk, and heart and
cross were both nearly covered. A man
came one day and made a third mark on
tho bark, aud the tree knew her time
had coma She bore the sign of her de
struction she must soon fall Farewell,
thou green and sunny forest I She had
not lone to wait for the woodmen, who
came, and with cruel axes cut into her
very lifa .
A trloomv. glowering man in hunter's
dress, with long gray hair and beard,
directed their movements. The beech
knew hi in right well, and he appeared
to recognize the tree He came close to
her aud tearing away both moss aud vine
he saw that heart and cross were safe
Here it was,' he muttered, and horror
shook his very frame "Back, Herr For
ester! Back!" cried the men. "The tree
is falling !"
The warned man stepped back, but it
was too late With a deafening crash the
beech fell to the ground and buried the
forester under her corpse. When they
picked him up, he was dead. The beech
had crushed his head. And the men
stood in a cirele roundabout and prayed
for his soul From the German.
Miuiua is the concentrated juice ol
several plants which grow lu great
luudauce in many parts of south bu-
roue. Asia und Africa. The tree which
most generously produces it is a sort of
ash. The juice exudes from the stem
during the summer mouths, as a conse
quence of the punctures of an insect
that iufosts the tree, but the better
kinds of manna, known as "flake man
na, " are obtained from incisions made
iii the bark. The poorer qualities come
from the bark near the roots of the tree
The uionna of commerce is obtained
chiefly from Sicily and Calabria. A va
riety is collected by the Arabian Bed
ouins from a species of tamarix, which
is used on bread like honey. The word
is believed to be derived from the Syriao
niauo, a gift, though there is little evi
dence tlmt the medical substance now
knowu by that name has anything in
common with the manna mentioned in
tbe travels of the Israelites.
Whea baby open hi bias sys
Al niornlnir'lde. flint thing
Us erics and era to sas papa.
In vain laia crib w swlnf .
lis wanta hla allppera and was (oeka.
Then slater lets bis drsaa,
But bo's not aMIafled to start
Uuwn stairs with bar nnlasa
Bha esni.a him hla faTorod way.
Ho down tbo ateps they run,
Es clasping tlehl behind her back.
Delighted with tbe fan.
The breakfast mora becomea mora bright
Kow hope Illumes the day,
When tn they como, papa' two joy,
And morning greetings ay.
Her Pets.
A small girl who ha an extraordinary
fondness for pet and 1 allowed to have a
oonnldorable number of them haa recently
been lck, and her letter U a friend after
recovery tell how her pert fared while h
ouuld not take care of them.
"I have lost two of my goldfish," b
say, "and one of my cat ha died lnee I
have Been bice, i mis nor, aim i
her children do. She has two sons and
one daughter, cat, and there I a grand
son, but hi name 1 Belle, even if he la a
son. All the other male children hav
female names, but fortunately tlm daugh
ter ha a name to suit her that Is, Snow
ballbut I guess that would do for either
kind of cat. The other two children'
name are Mollia Gray and Dorothy. The
cat that died wa Darned Snowball, bu
when she did become grandmother I called
her G.nnny. Now, 1 suppose you know
all about my pets except my dog, whose
oarne 1 Penelope I call him Penny and
six turtles, and of course they are all
named, and a I had a good deal of trou
ble to And names for all of them, why,
some of their name don't fit them either.
A friend gave me my baby turtle and I
had to go a long way to get it. I put It in,
a basket with a cover to It and put the
baaket on the floor of the car. When I was.
almost home a man In the car said to me,
'Little girl, your turtle is going to get off
tbe car.' I jumped up, and there he was
Just crawling off the back platform. Ev
ery one luughed, but I picked him up and.
held tho basket on my lap after that, but
be triod to get out agaiu. iiiKeoimuaii.
New York Times.
A Cat's Whiskers.
Nature Is an economical dame and never
indulges in useless gifts. If she gives an
animal or plant au appendage of any kind,
we may be sure that it serves some wise
Take a cat's whiskers, for instance,
which may seem to you to be merely orna
mental. They are organs of touch, at
tached to a lied of fine glands under the
skin, and each of these long hairs Is oon-'
nected with the nerves of the lip. Tha
slightest contact of these whiskers with,
any surrounding object is thus felt most
distinctly by the animal, although th
hairs themselves are Insensible. )
They stand out on each side of the lion
as well or tbe common cat. From point to
point they are equal to the width of tha
animal's body. If we imagine therefore,
a lion stealing through a covert of wood
in au Imperfect light, we shall at onoe see
the use of these long hairs. They Indicate
to him through the nicest feeling' any ob
stacle which uiay present itself to the pas
sage of his body. They prevent the rus
tling of boughs and leaves which would
give warning to his prey if he were to at
tempt to pass too close to a bush, and
thus, in conjunction with the soft cush
ions of his foet and the fur upon which he
treads, the claws never coming In contact
with the ground, they enable him to
move toward his viotim with a stillness
equal to that of a snake. .
A Pretty Experiment.
- A oork that Is longer than It Is broad
floats upon its stomach, so to speak. How
can we make it float upon Its headf
Place one on end upon a table and
around it place six others. Seize them all
together and plunge them under water so
as to moisten them completely. Then re
move your band and let tbem take their
own position In the water, when you will
find that tbey will stand upright, as If
supporting one another.
This Is because the water that pene
trate the oork by capillarity will make
them cling together.
A Labor of Love.
That I a beautiful little etory which la
told in a recent number of an English pa
per. A man walking along a country road
aw a little girl carrying a boy much
younger than herself, but who appeared
far too big and heavy for her strength. He
began talking to her and suggested that
the baby was heavy.
"Why," said sha in astonishment, "ha
not heavy; he's my brother."
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