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Mary bad been et the poorhouse about
three week when Minn Oruudy one day
ordered ber to tie on ber auu bouuut and
ruu acros tbe meadow aud through tbe
wood until h came to rye atubble,
then follow tbe footpath along tbe fence
until abe came to another atrip of wood,
with a brook running through It. "And
Just on the fur edge of thew wooda," said
he, "you'll aee the men folk to work;"
and do tell 'eui to come to their dinner
It waa mild September day, and
Mury determined not to hurry. She had
not gone far when abe came auddenly
upon boy and two little glrla, who seem
ed to be playiug near tbe brook. In tbe
feature of the boy abe recoguized Henry
Lincoln, ami remembering what Billy
bail aaid'of him. ahe waa about turning
away wbeu the smallest of the girla
esnied her. and called out: "Look here.
HiMU, I rmkou that' Mary Howard
I'm going to apeak to her."
"Jenny Lincoln, you mualn't do any
inch thing. Mother won't like It," aa
ewered tbe girl called Hose.
Knt whether "mother would like It or
not, Jenny did not atop to think, end
going toward Mary ahe said: "Have you
come to play in the wooda?"
"No." waa Mary'a reply. "I came to
call the folka to dinner."
"Oh, It wan you that acreamed ao loud.
I couldn't think who it waa, but it can't
be dinner-time?" ,
"Yea. 'tie: it'a noon."
"Well, we don't have dinner until 2,
and we can atar here till that time.
Won't rou nlay with ua?"
"No. I can't: I muat go back and
work." aald Mary.
"Work!" repeated Jenny. "I thiuk
It'a bad enough to have to live in that
old bouse without working; but come and
ace our fish pond;" and taking Mary'a
hand, abe led her to l wide part of the
atreain where the water had been dam
med up until It waa nearly two feet deep
and clear aa cryatal. Looking in, Mary
could ace the pebble on the bottom,
while a fish occasionally darted out and
then disappeared.
"I made this almost all myaelf," aaid
Jenny. "Henry wouldn't help me be
cause be'a ao ugly, and Itose was afraid
of blacking her fingers. But I don't care.
Mother saya I'm a great great I've for
gotten the word, but it meana dirty and
careless, and I guess I do look like
fright, don't I?"
Mary now for the first time noticed the
appearance of her companion, and readi
ly guessed that the word which ahe could
not remember waa "slattern." She was
a fat, chubby little girl, with a round
sunny face and laughing blue eyes, while
her brown hair hung around her fore
bead In abort, tangled curls. Altogether
ahe was just the kind of little girl which
one often finds in the country swinging
on gatea and making mud plea.
Mary waa naturally very neat; and in
reply to Jenny's question aa to whether
she looked like a fright, ahe answered,
"I like your face better than I do your
dress," because it is clean."
"Why, ao waa my dress thla morning," J
aaid Jenny, "but there can't anybody play
In the mud and not get dirty."
Jenny drew nearer to Mary and aald:
"If you'll never tell anybody aa long aa
you live and braeathe, I'll tell you some
thing." Mary gave the required promise, and
Jenny continued: "I shouldn't like to
have my mother know It, for ahe scolds
all the time now about my 'vulvar
tastes.' though Tm sure Rose likes the
same things that I do, except Billy Ben
der, and It'a about him I waa going to
tell you. He waa ao pleasant I couldn't
help loving him, If mother did aay I
mustn't. He used to talk to me about
keeping clean, and once I tried a whole
week, and I only dirtied four dressea In
all that time. Oh! how handsome and
funny his eyea looked when I told him
about It. He took me In hla lap, and
aaid 'that waa more than he thought a
little girl ought to dirty. Did you ever
see any boy you loved as well aa you do
Billy Bender?"
Mary hesitated a moment, for, much
aa ahe liked Billy, there was another
whom she loved better, though be bad
never been one-half aa kind to ber aa
Billy had. After time abe answered:
"Yea, I like, or I did like, George More
land, but I shall never see hi in again;"
and then aha told Jenny of her home In
England, of the long, dreary voyage to
America, and of her father's death; but
when she came to the sad night when her
mother and Franky died, ahe could not
go on, and laying her face in Jenny a lap
she cried for a long time. Jenny's tears
flowed, too, and she, softly caressing
Mary, aald: "Don't cry so, for I'll love
you, and we'll have good times together,
too. We live in Boston every winter,
but It will be 'most six weeks before we
go, and I mean to aee you every day."
"In Boston?" said Mary, inquiringly.
"George lives In Boston."
Jenny was ailent a moment, and then
suddenly clapping her hands together,
she exclaimed: "I know George More
land. He lives just opposite our house,
and Is Ida Seldon's cousin. Why, he's
'most aa handsome as Billy Bender, only
he teases you more. I'll tell him about
you, fof mother says he's got lots of
money, and perhapa he 11 give you aome."
Mary felt that ahe wouldn't for the
world have George know she waa In the
poorhouse, and ahe quickly answered,
"No, no, yon mustn't tell him word
about me. I don't want you to. Prom
Ue that you won't."
One afternoon about the middle of Oc
tober Mary sat under an apple tree In
the orchard, weeping bitterly. It was
in vain that Alice, who was with her,
and who by this time was able to stand
alone, climbed up to her side, patting
her checks and trying in various ways
to win her attention. She still wept on,
unmindful of the sound of rapid foot
steps upon tl. grass, nor until twice re
peated did she hear the words, hy,
Mary, what is the matter? What's hap-
. pened?" Then looking np she saw Billy
Bender, who raised her in his arms,
Laying her head on hia ahoulder, sha
aobbed out: "She's gone she's gone, and
there's nobody left but Sally. "Oh dear,
oh dear!"
"Gone! Whose gone?" asked Billy,
"Jenny," was Mary's reply. "She's
gone to Boston, and won't come back till
next May. and I loved her so much."
"Oh, yes, I know," returned Billy. "I
met them all on their way to the depot
but I wouldn't feel ao badly. Jenny will
come again, and besides that, I've got
aome real good newa to tell you.
"About Ella?" said Mary.
"No. not about Ella, but about myaelf;
I'm coming here to live with you."
Coming here to live!" repeated Mary
with astonishment. "What for7 Are
your folka all dead?"
Billy smiled and answered, .oi quue
so bad aa that. I went to school here
two years ago, and I know I learned
more than I ever did at home In two
aeaaona. The boys, when Henry Lin
coln Is away, don't act half as badly
tber do In the village; and then they usu
ally have a lady teacher, because 11 a
cheaper, I auppoae, for they don t pay
them half as much as they no geuue
men. and I think they are a great deal
tbe best. Anyway, I can learn me uiosr
when I so to a woman. .
"But what makea you come here, ami
what will your mother do?" aaked Mary.
. . .L
"she eot a sister come irom u i
to stay with her, and aa I ahull go home
every Saturday night, ahe'll get along
well enough. I heard Mr. Parker in the
store one day Inquiring for a boy to do
chorea. So after cousulting mother I
offered my servicea anil was accepted,
Won't we have real nice times going to
school together?"
Three weeka from that time the winter
acbool commenced, and Billy took up
his abode at the poorhouse, greatly to the
satisfaction of Sally and Mary and great
ly to the annoyance of Miss Grundy..
"Smart Idea!" aaid ahe, "to nave mat
great lummox around to be waited on!"
and when ahe saw bow happy hi pres
ence seemed to make Mury, she vente.l
her displeasure upon her in various ways,
conjuring np all sorts of reasons why she
should stay out of school as often as pos
sible, and wondering "what the world
was coming to, when young ones linnliy
out of the cradle begm: to court! It
wasn't so ill her younger days, goodness
Much as Mary had learned to prize
Sally'a friendship, before winter was
over ahe had cause to value it still more
highly. Wretched and destitute aa the
poor crazed creature now waa, she show
ed plainly that at aome period or other
of her life abe had had rare advantage
for education, which ahe now brought
into use for Mary'a benefit.
Each night Mary brought home her
books, and the rapid improvement which
ahe made in her atudies was aa much
owing to Sally's useful hiuta and assist
ance as to her own untiring persever
ance. One day when she returned from
achool Sally saw there was something
the matter, for ber eyes were red, and
her cheeka were flushed aa if with weep
ing. On inquiring of Billy, she leurned
that aome of the girls had been teasing
Mary about her teeth, calling them
Aa it happened, ou of the paupers was
sick, and Dr. Gilbert was at that time in
the house; to him Sal Immediately went,
and after laying the caae before him
asked him to extract the offending teeth.
Sully waa quite a favorite with the doc
tor, who readily consented, on condition
that Mary waa willing, which he much
doubted, aa auch teeth came hard.
"Willing or not, ahe shall have them
out. It s all that makea her ao homely,"
aald Sal, and, going in quest of Mary,
abe led her to the doctor, who asked to
look In her mouth.
There waa a fierce struggle, a scream,
and then one of the teeth waa lying upon
the floor.
"Stand still," said Sal, more sternly
than she had ever before spoken to Mary,
who, half frightened out of her wita,
atood atlll while the other one waa ex
"There," said Sal, when tbe operation
waa finished, "you look hundred per
cent better."
For time Mary cried, hardly know
ing whether ahe relished the joke or not;
but when Billy praised her Improved
looks, telling her that "her mouth waa
real pretty," and when she herself dried
her eyes enough to see that it was a
great improvement, she felt better, and
wondered why she had never thought to
have them out before.
Rapidly and pleaaantly to, Mary that
winter passed away, for the presence of
Billy was In itself a sufficient reason why
she should be happy. He waa so affec
tionate and brother-like in hla deport
ment toward her that abe began question
ing whether ahe did not love him as well,
It not better, than she did her sister Ella,
whom she seldom saw, though she heard
that ahe had a governess from Worcester,
and was taking music lessons on a grand
piano, which had been bought a year be
fore. Occasionally UiUy called at Mrs.
Campbell's, but Ella seemed ahy and un
willing to apeak of her Bister.
Why is there this difference?" he
thought more than once, as be contrast
ed the situation of the two glrla the one
petted, caressed and surrounded by every
luxury, and the other forlorn, desolate,
and the Inmate of a poorhouse; and then
he built castlea of a future when, by the
labor of hia own head or hands, Mary,
too, should be rich and happy.
As spring advanced Alice began to
droop, Sally's quick eye detected in her
infallible aigns of decay. But she would
not tell it to Mary, whose life now seem
ed a comparatively happy one. Mr. and
Mrs. Parker were kind to her. Uncle
Peter petted her, and even Miss Grundy
had more than once admitted that "she
was about as good as young ones would
average." Billy, too, had promised to
remain and work for Mr. Parker during
the summer, intending with the money
thus earned to go the next fall and win
ter to the academy in Willbraham. Jen
ny was coming back ere long, and Mary's
step was light and buoyant as she trip
ped, singing, about the house, unmind
ful of Mrs. Grundy's oft-expressed wish
that "she would stop that clack," or of
the anxious, pitying eyes Sal Furbnsh
bent upon her, as day after day the
faithfnl old creature rocked and tended
little Alice.
At last Mary could no longer be de
ceived, and one day wben Alice lay gasp
ing In Sally's lap ahe aald, "Aunt Sally,
isn't Alice growing worse? She doesn't
play now, nor try to walk." ,
Sally !ait her hand on Mary's face and
replied: "Poor child, you'll soon be all
There was no outcry no sudden gush
of tears, but nervously clasping her
nans npon her heart, as if the shock had
entered there, Mary sat down npon her
bed, and burying her face in the pillow,
sat there for a long time. But she aaid
nothing, and a careless observer might
have thought that ahe cared nothing, aa
it became each day more and more evi
dent that Alice was dying. But these
knew sot of the long nights whea with
nntli-lni lnva aha aat by her sister's era-
die, listening to her Irregular breathing,
pressing her clammy hands and praying
to ba forgiven If tver, In thought or deed,
ahe had wronged the little one now leav
ing bar. , ,
And all this tlms there came no aiua
word or measage of love from Ella, who
knew that Alice waa dying, for Billy
bad told her so.
The end came peacefully, there was
some talk- of buryiug the child In the
poorhouse luclosure. but Mary pleaded ao
earneatly to have ber laid by her mother
that her requeat waa granted, and mat
nlitht when the young apriug moou came
out It looked quietly down upon the grava
of little Alice, who by her mother a aid
waa aweetly sleeping.
Three weeks had passed away since
Alice's death, and affair at the poor
house were beginning to glide on a usual.
Mary, who had resumed her post as dish
washer In the kitchen, waa almost daily
expecting Jenny; and oue day when Billy
came In to dinner he guvo ber the joy
ful Intelligence that Jeuny had returned
and had been in tbe field to see him,
blddiug him tell Mary to meet her that
afternoon In the wooda by the broog
Mary bounded joyfully away to the
woods, where aha found Jenny, who em
braced her in a manner which allowed
t hut ahe had not been forgotten.
"Oh," said ahe, "I've got so much to
tell you, and so much to bear, though 1
know all about dear littlo Alice' dealt
didn't you feel dreadfully?"
Mary's tears were a aulllcient answer,
and Jenny, aa If auddenly discovering
something new, exclaimed, "Why, what
have you been doing? Who pulled your
Mary explained the clrcumstanoea of
the tooth-pulling and Jenny continued:
"You look a great deal better, and If
your cheeka were only a little fatter and
jour skin not quite ao yellow, you'd be
real handsome; but no matter about that.
I saw George Morels ml in Boston, and I
wanted to tell him about yon, but I'd
promised not to; and then at first I felt
afraid of him, for you can't think what
a great big fellow he' got to be. Why,
he' awful tall and handsome, too. Rose
likes him, and so do lota of the girla, but
I ilou't believe he cares n bit for any of
tbem except his cousin Ida, and I guess
he does like her." .
Here the chatterer was interrupted by
Henry Lincoln, who directly in front of
her leaped across the bro .k. He was
evidently not much improved in bis man
ner, for the moment he was safely land
ed on terra firtua he approached Mary,
and. aeizing her round the waist, ex
i lnimed, "Hulloo, little pauper! You're
glad to aee me back, I dare say."
Then drawing ber head over so that
be could look into, her face, he contin
ued. "Had your tnska out, haven't you?
Well, It's quite an improvement, so much
so that I'll venture to kiss you.
Marv struggled, and Jenny scolded,
while Henry said, "Don't kick and tlounc
ao. hit little beauty. If there's anything
I hate It's seeing girls make belleva
they're modest. That clodhopper Bill
kisses you every day, I'll warrant.
(To be continued.)
Hwlo Citizens Cannot Kcape Doing;
I ull Military Dnty.
By law every Swiss adult Is liable to
nerve personally, but the physlcul teat
la ao strict that nearly 50 per cent are.
In fact, rejected. These pay Instead a
yearly tax of 3 shillings per bead, with
nn luconie tax of 4 pence In the pound,
In practice this tax is not exacted from
the very poorest. The iiutn who In hi
twentieth year passes tbe test Is called
out to do his "recruit school" In the bar
racks for a period varying from six
weeks (Infantry) to three month, (cav
airy). By this short training he at
once fulfills one-quarter of the whole
military duties to which he will ever be
liable, except, of course. In case of
actual Invasion. For the first thir
teen years of his service he belongs to
the "elite" and Is called out every other
year for a "course of repetition." vary.
Ing, according to the arm. from four
teen to eighteen days. The cavnlary
alone are called out every year, but
only ten days. In bis Intermediate
years tbe soldier shoots at his own time
and place, but under strict government
conditions, forty rounds per annum at
his own expense and at the time and
place fixed by the authorities for
"shooting school" of three days.
With the beginning of the thirty-third
year the soldier passes for twelve years
Into the "landwehr," or first reserve,
Here be Is called out every fourth year
only, for from eight to eleven days at a
time; during the other years he shoots
his forty yearly rounds as before. With
his forty-flftb year he passes Into the
"landstrum," or second reserve, which
Is composed of the whole body of cltl
zens between 17 and 50 (except, of
course, the elite, the landwehr and tbe
actual halt and maimed). This body la
partly armed, partly sorted Into clerks,
porters, etc.; It Is never to be called, out
except In cases of Invasion Or similar
great emergencies. At 50 the citizen re
tires altogether. The enormous major
ity serve In the Infantry and have,
therefore, at this age devoted a sum
total of not quite half a year less than
the hundredth part, that Is, of their
lives to theduty of contributing to that
military security and prosperity of thel
country. And not a duty only, but t
most a real pleasure also. It is the re
jected candidate who Is pitied in Swltz
erland. Typical of the sentiments which
one may hear everywhere are those
which were expressed to me by a bank
er, no military fanatic, but. simply-
public-spirited citizen: "Next to the
pain I felt wben one of my sons was
rejected for the army, one of the sad
dest moments of my life was when the
time came for my own suporannua'
tion." National Review.
Church Property in Spain.
Spain now boasts of possessing more
convents, more monasteries and more
Jesuit colleges, seminaries and estab
lishments of all kinds tfmn at any time
under the houses of Bourbon and Aus
tria. ' The last census, In 1807, showed
28,549 nuns. 45,328 monks and priests.
1,200 Jesuits, nine archbishops, fifty
one bishops, fifty-five deans and 1,213
canons In the country. The religious
houses of every kind exceed two thou
sand. It Is not possible to ascertai
their real wealth or the value of their
movable property. They pay no duties
on their real property and none on their
workshops, as they are not enrolled on
the registers of ratepayers, ouly having
to pay on capital Invested in stock.
Aa Effect Spoiled.
"After the ceremony the bride wept"
"Grief at leaving her home?"
'Ko; she forgot herself, and held up
her beautiful long satin train going
down the aisle."
I our?
The Irresistible Conqueror Is Thinning the Ranks
of the Veterans of the Civil War.
H T is now thirty-six years suice the
first flowers were strewn upon the
graves of the men who gave their
lives' that the nation might live. Observ
ed at first in a small way by isolated
communities, this decoration of the
grassy mounds has come to be recogniz
ed as an established custom and Memo
rial Day has long had a fixed place in
the calendar. With each successive anni
versary the day has gained a wider ob
servance and has been made the occasion
for many appeals to the patriotism of the
people. Tbe verdure of each returning
spring covers more deeply the scars of
battle which ouce aeamed the hillsides
and valleys of the sunny South. On this
day of precious memories it is well to re
call the sacrifices of bygone years, and It
is also fitting to express the hope that
thoso who are now charged with the
guidance of our national destinies will
pel-form their duties patriotically and
When the gray-haired veterans of the
great war for the Union meet together in
annual observance of Memorial Day, few
will bear in mind that the day Itself, aa
a part of the national life, Is the result
of the inspiration of one of the greatest
of all the volunteer soldiers who fought
for the flag the late Gen. John A. Logan
of Illinois. Few, indeed, of those not
associated with the organization of old
soldiers will remember this. The soldier
statesman who won his spurs la actual
fight and refused to accept peaceful hon
ors while the war was still on one of
the first, if not the first, of the list of
honored comrades who headed this or
ganizationwas the originator of the day
of sorrowful remembrance of the bravery
and virtues of those who fell in battle
or who have crossed the dark river since
the conflict ended.
The apple tree of Appomattox never
blossomed so full and ao fair as to-day.
Its flowers and Its fruit were never so
fine and fragrant. The Union which Ap
pamattox established and cemented was
never so strong and glorious. It sacred
bonds have been welded, not merely by
the mutual pledges of devotion, but by
the fire of heroic service, side by side,
under the common flag, on a distant soil,
and they never before bound up so much
of nationnl pride and hope and high as
piration. The great chieftains Grant and Lee,
illustrious products of the same national
school at West Point met at Appomat
tox with mutual respect and honor, and
In their generous and chivalrous coming
together typified the spirit of a reunited
country. That historic hour dates a new
Union, which is now a true union ol
hearts and hands that none can sever.
So long as the flag remains unfurled
Memorial Day caunot cease to be a great
and tender memory. Each anniversary
becomes,, more pathetic from the fact
that mauv of the "boys in blue" are pass
ing away to join the vast army in the
silent land. Every year the ranks of
the veternns on this side the river grow
thinner, and the steps of the marchers
slower. Within twenty-five years nearly
all will have joined their reglmeuts on
the other si,le. Rut their deeds can nev
er Hie. I.iiir fenerations will read
them, deen cut. defying the tooth of time,
on the marble of the country's greatness.
They will blaze on the pillars of the
Union and in the springtime of each year
a erateful neonle. bearing choicest now
ers nature' sweetest emblem of love
and affection will decorate their graves
for those ersssv mounds will be known
as shrines forever more; shrines so long
s the remit,)!,, shall endure; shrines
where mil riot knees will bend and pat
riot eyes will weep so long as freedom
has a worshiper and equality of right a
Grant and Lee are no more, and Sher-
man and Stuart, and Jackson and Hook
er, McClellan and Hill, Early and Meade
all are gone, and the great spirit of
change broods over the scenes of their
former activities. The grass grows green
on the deserted battlefields, and all is
quiet along the banks of the Potomac.
The James and the Chickahominy, the
Rappahannock and the Rapidan, wind
their course to the sea undisturbed by
war' rude alarms. The former turns
the earth in the fertile valleys which
drank the blood of the flower of Ameri
can chivalry; the feathered songsters of
the wood make melody In the tangled
thickets of the Wilderness; but the great
captains and many of their devoted fol-
lowera have departed. Tbey pitch their
tents on other camping grounds not be
neath the atars that shine on Southern
scenes, but above the atars on the fair
fields of Elysia. There they commune
and there they hold sweet intercourse.
We may not know their employments
there; tvc may not conceive the rapturous
delights that attend tbem in that blissful
station; but of this we may be assured;
they are not unmindful of the comrades
who tarry here, and they have no higher
joy than the realization that the peace
they set up at Appamattox has grown
into a perfect peace a peace that has
overcome all obstacles and the doubts
and perplexities which first attended It
a peace whose blessings fall to-day up
on onr laud like the rain upon the mown
grass and like the dew upon the moun
tains of Lebanon.
And so it is that in the decoration of
the graves of the heroic dead human
hands and human hearts have reached a
solution of the vexed problem that baf
f'ed human will and human thought for
three decades. Sturdy sons of the South
have aald to their brothers of the North
that the people of the South long since
accepted the arbitrament of the sword
to which they had appealed. And like
wise the oft-repeated message has gone
forth from the North that peace and good
will reigned, and that the wounds of
civil dissension were but sacred mem
ories. . -
The eontest that followed the end of
argument between two great civilizations
was, while it lasted, the greatest and
bloodiest of equal duration In the au
thenticated annals of the race and the
nnt destructive ever waged by men. It
lasted four years; it annihilated six bill
ions of property; it overthrew the rebel
lious governments of thirteen States; it
called four millions of men to arms; It
was fought on 2,300 recorded fields; it
filled 700,000 graves from the swi-d aud
shot and Bhell and pestilence; the silent
sleepers went down on mountain side
and in tangled wood, in dismal swamp
and' ou sunny plain; where the rivers
rolled and the wide-waved ocean stretch
ed tbey found sepulcher; and at last one
civilization, with its garments rolled In
blood, passed away to the shades for
ever; the other, victorious, raised a spot
less ensign In the sky, Its stars washed
brighter with the glad tear of rejoicing
humanity that the greater government
of and for and by the people had not
perished from the earth.
At the Top.
On Memorial Day the flag flies at half
mast, because it is a day of commemora
tion of the dead. It is not uncommon
for some person appointed to hoist the
flag to run it up to the peak, forgetting
the funereal custom; then some veteran
arrives, and causes the bauner to be
dropped to half-mast.
This custom preserves the early senti
ment of the day, when it was more a day
of mourning than it is at present. Late
ly many veterans have advised the aban
donment of the custom, and the issue of
an order directing that the flag should
hereafter always be raised to the peak
on Memorial Day.
This was the expressed view and wish
of Gen. Grant. It was his opinion that I
while the day ought not to lose, and had
not lost, its significance and solemnity, it
was nevertheless not a day of mourning,
but one for the commemoration of and
rejoicing In the noble deeds of soldiers.
On such a day it was fitting that the
flag should fly at the highest point on the
staff on which it is placed.
The matter received much attention at
last year' observance of Memorial Day,
and it is possible that the demand will
find recognition, before the day comes
around again, In orders by some at least
of the department commanders for the
full-masting of the flag.
'ou scatter flower on the grassy mound
That marks the spot wucre your loved
ones be;
You bring them emblems with never a
For the dead benearh the sea.
For every ship that the hands of men
Have tmllded with chart and wheel,
The bon.!s of men In a hundredfold
Are laid beneath Its keel.
A canvas shroud and aa Iron bar
At the weary head anil the wasted feet,
And lo! from the deck they move away,
From the hearts that throb aud beat!
Soldiers and pallors and captains grand,
-Babes with a mother's breast
Wet with the Hps that will touch no more.
Come down In my arms to rest.
And 1 lav them gently alone to sleep,
Where 'the bed of the sand Is clear;
And none may wander, and none shall stray;
For I keep them, oh, so dear!
And hark! When the bell-buoy toils at
Above the wave where the Ashes swim,
You may knew that I keep my Father's
watch, ,
For the dny I shall give them back to him!
-Leslie's Weekly.
Where Coffee Came From.
There Is extant a tale of the discovery
of coffee, a story which might have
suggested to Charles Lanib the idea
for his "Dissertation ou Roast Pig."
This Is the legend:
Toward the middle of the fifteenth
century a poor Arab was traveling In
Abyssinia, and finding lilui.self weait
and weary from fatigue he stopped
near a grove. Then, being In want of
fuel to cook his rice, he ut down a
tree, which happened to be full of dead
berries. His meal beiug cooked and
eaten, the traveler discovered that the
half-burned berries were very fragrant.
Collecting a number of these and
crushing them with a stone, he found
that their aroma had increased to a
great extent. While wondering at this
he accidentally let fall the substance
iuto a can which contained his scant
supply of water. Lo, what a miracle!
The almost putrid liquid was Instantly
purified. He brought it o his Hps; It
was fresh, aijreeable, and In a moment
after the traveler bad so far recovered
his strength and energy as to be able
to resume his Journey. The lucky Arab
gathered as many berries as he could,
aud, having arrived at Ardan, In Ara
bia, he Informed the mulfti of his dis
covery. This worthy divine was an In
veterate opium smoker, who had beeu
suffering for years from the effects of
that poisonous drug. He tried an In
fusion of the roasted berries and was
so delighted at tbe recovery ot bis own
vigor that, In gratitude to the tree he
called It cabuah, which in Arabic sig
nifies force.
"She's from Boston."
"I thought you told me you never
saw her before this minute?"
"True, but I Just now heard her call
those mountains In Asia the Ha-mol-yaws."
Fotatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnip!
and artichokes are highly nuitious,
but not so digestible as some veg'eta
blea. Potatoes are the most nourishing
and are fattening for nervous peopnj.
Hotel Where Parnell IHcw l.p Irith
Cmip Inn l'lttii .
Morrison's Hotel, one of the old luml
marks of Dublin, Is being rnwd to the
ground to afford a site for otlli cs fur an
Insurance company. The building bus
historic associations for Irishmen, mid
was once among the beat patronized
und most populur hotels lu Dublin. It
was famous as ParncU's resort.
It was originally one of the town
houses of the Fitzgerald family, who
owned a great deal of property lu the
vicinity, Including the famous I.elnsWr
house. Over the door of the hotel at
the present day ar the l'it.ciald
arms, and In the supports uie prom
inent figures of two monkeys. In com
memoration of a striking family Inci
dent. When old Kllkee Castle, one of the
seats of the Fltzgernlds, took lire, the
heir to the estate was saved by a mon
key, which took the infant In hi arms
aud clambered from point to point with
Its precious burden, finally reuchlng the
ground with It In safety.
ParncU's first arrest was effected at
Morrison's Hotel on Oct. 13. 11. Pur
nell was thence taken to Kllinalnliaiu
Jail, where be was confined as a "sus
pect" until the following May. It was
at this hotel that ParncU's friend, the
late Dr, J. E. Kenny, discovered Par
ncU's extraordinary superstition. Go
ing Into bis writing room one day. Par
nell saw a green cloth on the table, lie
nt once had It removed, and tbe same
evening be refused to enter another
room In the hotel In which three can
dles were burning. Three candlesticks
are supposed In the minds of supersti
tious people to mean death, and a green
tablecloth foretells disaster. Parnell
more than once said that the Irish
cause would never prosper until the
Irish people discarded green as their
national color for the older blue.
When In Dublin Parnell always
stayed at Morrison's up to the time of
his death. It was there be outlined
the national program and the agrarian
movements In Ireland. London Mall.
They Are an American Product, hut
Receive Oriental Treatm -nt.
The trans-American railways have
their agents In all parts of the world
commercial agents, Industrial agents,
tourist agents, live-stock agents, car
service agents, and Oriental agents, us
well as the regulur assortment and va
riety of freight and passenger agents.
The Oriental agent of the Great North
ern Railway in this city Is Moy Wu
Yen, a highly Interesting Cblnamau,
who carries lu his pockets a handful
of Chinese peanuts with which, from
time to time, he regales his friends, lu
tbe midst of business be suddenly con
ceals his hand beneath bis blouse and
asks, "Will you try a Chinese peanut?"
The hand, soft as that a of gentle maid
en, reappears with the nuts, and you
are tempted. You yield with pleasure,
accepting one. It resembles the native
"goober," which ex-Governor Campbell
failed to corner, but Is the most deli
cious morsel In the nut shape that you
ever tasted.
Mr. Moy laughiugly tells you, when
you ask where more nuts cau be bad.
that tbey are not Chinese peanuts at
all, but the familiar, old Virginia
"goober" prepared In tbe Chinese fash
ion. "We take the raw nut," be ex
plains, "and dry It perfectly in the sun,
leaving It many days on the house top.
Then we soak It lu salt water brlno
you call It for three days, after which
we again dry It thoroughly. This may
take a week. Then we put it in an
oven In a pan of very hot snnd, and
continually stir until It Is cooked well
done. That Is all. Nothing could be
more Blmple. The peanuts the Italians
roast In their sheet-iron cylinders no
Chinaman would touch one! We say
Chinese peanuts to have fun with our
friends. There are no Chinese peanuts."
New York Press.
Conjuring the Sharks.
In the Terslan gulf tbe divers have a .
curious way of opening the season.
They depend Implicitly upon the shark
conjurers, and will not descend with
out their presence. To meet this dif
ficulty the government Is obliged to
hire the charmers to divert the atten
tion of tbe sharks from the fleet. As
the season approaches vast numbers of
natives gather along the shore and
erect huts and tents and bazaars. At
the opportune moment usually at
midnight, so as to reach the oyster
banks at sunrise the fleet, to the
number of eighty or 100 boats, put out
to sea. Each of these boats carries two
divers, a steersman and. a shark
charmer and Is manned by eight or
ten rowers. Other conjurers remain
on shore, twisting their bodies and
mumbling Incantations to divert tbe
In case a man-eater Is perverse
enough to disregard the charm and at
tack a diver, an alarm la given, and
no other diver will descend on that
day. The power of tbe conjurer Is
believed to be hereditary aud the effi
cacy of his Incantations to be wholly
independent of his religious faith.
Llpplncott's Magazine. ,
A Dry Bath.
A Scotchman was once advised to
take showerbaths. A friend explained
to blm how to fit oue up by the use of
a cistern and a colander, and Sandy
accordingly set to work and had the
thing done at once. Subsequently 1hJ
was met by the friend who had given
him the advice, and, being asked how
he enjoyed the bath, 3'Man," he said.
"It was flnel I liked It rale weel, and
kept myself quite dry, too." Being
asked how he managed to take tbe
shower and yet remain dry, he replied:
"Dod, ye dinna surely think I was gae,
daft as stand below the water wlthoot
an umbrella?" London Tit-Bits.
Chinese Ilosaries.
Some Chinese rosaries are made of
wooden beads, with leather tassels, on
which are small brass rings, and are
finished at the ends with brass orns
ments and tags of leather.
Women Workers of Britain.
In proportion to Its population, the
United Kingdom has a greater number
of women workers than any country,
and among them no fewer than 610,
000 are set down as dressmakers..
" Most girls can play the piano Just
enough to spoil tbem for housework.