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M'..MINN VILLE, OREGON, APRIL 29, 1881
, empty upon tne oroaa wooden mantel
piece. The brick fireplace underneath
contained a lied of ashes-—nothing more.
a pitiful object was little Dan as 1 hrougli the broken window the wintry
EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY he Truly
sat flinching, half fainting in the bit blasts came at will, and found a passive,
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ing atmosphere. Yet but half the story unresisting subject for their cruel sport
was told by his tattered garments. The on the straw covered cot.
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pinched mid sunken features, tlie wistful
The sound of shuffling footsteps in the
l<x>k of those blue eyes and tlie weary, corridor aroused the woman from her
Tnlimi*4<* Ac Tuvner, drooping
attitude of that emaciated figure letliargic state, and caused her to turn
Publishers and Proprietors.
needed no spoken language to explain her head eagerly toward the door as if
that hunger as well as cold had here an expecting some pleasant arrival. The
unfortunate victim. The lad could not iron latch was lifted and the door swung
One year................................$2 00 have been much over 10 years cf age; liis open, admitting the small figure of little
Six months....................................................... I 25
75 face was fair and clean, its expression de Dan. lie advanced into the room softly,
noting a manly dis]s>sitioft. For more placed his box on the floor at the head of
Entered ill the Poetofllce at McMinnville. Ur.,
than an hour he sat there in front of the the bed, and, kneeling down upon it,
ax second-class matte .
store from which lie had been so merci leaned over and kissed the wan cheek of
lessly driven forth, addressing every male the invalid, saying in a low voice: “How
H. V. V. JOHNSON, M, D. pedestrian with the short, business-like do you feel, mother?” The dying woman,
interrogation; "Black yer boots? Only whose eyes were fastened intently on the
Northwest corner of Bvcoud and B streets,
three cents.” He received no responses, face of her son, murmured, as with a
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not even so much as a brief negative. feeble motion she stroked his curly hair:
Some men who strode by in warm “Poor little Dan, you liave been unsuc
May be found at bin office when not absent on prü
“arctics" looked down carelessly upon cessful.”
fe« iuual bufihie*».
i tlie shivering little fellow and smiled at
“Yes, bad luck to-day, mother,” an
the absurdity of stopping in the streets to swered the lad, endeavoring to speak
LITTLEFIELD & CAI.BREATH, ■ have their boots blacked on such a day. cheerfully, but unable to suppress the
Others wondered why the lazy little sob that struggled up from the tender
Physicians and Surgeons, urchin did not occupy liis time in the heart, touched to the quick at sight of
more sensible vocation of selling news- his mother's patient suffering; little
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p:qx‘rs, and the proprietor of the store, Dan's lips quivered painfully for an in
Iuq>!>ening to look out of liis window at stant, and then he gave expression to his
Ofllce over Braly's Bank.
the hurrying throng, caught sig'.it of the sorrow and suffering by a flood of tears.
ragged bootblack and wondered why the “Oh, mother,” he cried, “we are starv
S. A. YOUNG, M. D.
police did not take care of such a vaga ing.”
bond. At last there came along ono
The only response that came from the
young man more observing than the rest. lips of the agonized mother--herself
Physician and Surgeon,
He saw that the poor boy was suffering nearly beyond the reach of the tortures
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cregon . from cold and hunger mid his heart was
of hunger—was, “My poor child! my
Office ami«e-udfnee on D street. All calls promptly touched. Stopping he said: “Well, littlo poor child,” and encircling his neck with
annweretl »lay or night.
cliap, isn't this pretty cold work for one arm, she drew him close to her and
sought to cover him with a corner of the
“Kind'r, sir,” answered the boy, as well worn blanket, which constituted
DR. G-. F. TUCKER,
with an effort lie dropped on his knees her solo protection from the blasts of cold
ami pushed forward liis box. “Have air that come through the almost glass
your boots blacked?”
less window sash.
“No, I guess not,” laughingly replied
“No, mother! no!” exclaimed the lit
Offioe—Two (lours east of Bingham's furniture the young man.
“It is a little too cold tle fellow, resolutely starting up from liis
to stand out here."
kneeling jxisture and carefully replacing
Laughing g is Hdininiatered for painless ox'ruction
“Diack 'em quick, sir!” said the urchin, the blanket over his mother, “you inusn't
looking apiiealingly up into the eyes of do that. I am not very cold, and, be
his long-waited-for customer.
sides, I can build a fire,” saying which
"Vv hat is your name?” asked the gen he drew from his pocket a match and bit
tleman. paving no attention to the box, of crumpled paper, which he held trium
which laid been pushed close to his feet. phantly before his mother’s eyes. Then
lie proceeded to demolish his unprofitable
“IIow long liave you been sitting here, blacking box by kicking in the sides anil
UpStairs in Adams' Building,
pulling the pieces apart witli his hands.
Soon lie liad quite a pile of splinters, and
“'Bout an hour.”
“Why don’t you peddle newspapers? building them carefully over liis bit of
No mmi wants to get his boots blacked in paper on the dead ashes ir the fireplace
he set fire to them, and a crackling,
the streets such weather as this.
“Please, sir, I hain't got no money to ‘cheerful blaze was the result. “Look,
The Best in the State.
mother, isn't that glorious?” he cried,
buy papers,” replied the little fellow.
Ia prepared to furnish music for all occasions at reason
"Oh. that is the trouble, is it? What turning eagerly to roceive his mother’s
able rates. Address
would yon do with 10 cents if I should approbation, forgetful for the moment
N. .J. ROWLAM), give it to you?" pleasantly inquired the of all his troubles in the glowing heat.
A sail, tender smile rested on the
young man. As he said this lie drew off
Business M i muter. McMinnville.
I one of his gloves, unbuttoned liis coat, mother's' face, and she was about to re
and took out a well filled pocketbook.
! ply, when the door was pushed open and
“I would get something to eat,” a woman's voice exclaimed: “Mercy on
us, wliat a place!” Two richly dressed
answered Dan eagerly.
ladies then crossed tlie threshold. It re
“Are you very hungry?”
“Yes, sir, but I don't want nothing for quired but a glance to assure tliem that
Corner Third and D streets, McMinnville
myself. My mother is sick, and there they stood in the presence of sickness and
destitution. They were members of tlia
ain't nothin'' in the house for her.”
“That is t<x> bad,” murmured the Percival Square Church Relief society,
LOGAN BROS. & HENDERSON. gentleman
sympathetically, as lie fum and a sense of duty liad impelled them to
visit the old tenement building. Little
bled in his pocki ts for some change
there were only bills in his wallet. I*iom Dan advanced toward them, and with
The Best Rigs in the City. Orders one pocket to another went his hands— instinctive politeness motioned for them
littlo Dan’s eyes following each motion to draw nearer to tlie fire. “Wo ain't
Promptly Attended to Day or Night.
witli a hungry expectancy—until the got no chairs,” lie said, “but we are so
last ixx'ket had born searched, and no glad that you have come.” Mrs. Zeal
coins could lie found. “Well, now, I ous and Miss Prim exchanged deprecatory
am sorry, my little man”—and a tone of glances, and the elder lady, turning to
real regret gave emphasis to the words— Dun's mother, inquired feelingly; “lire
you in great need of anything?”
“but I have nothing less than a $5 bill.
“We have nothing, madam, but what
Little Dan's eyes became misty, and
you see here, ” was tlie answer. “Neither
A Strictly Temperance Kenort.
lius But he was not chicken liearte«! mv son nor mvsclf lias tasted any food
and was no beggar. The tears tliat since yesterday morning.”
Some goo<l(?) Church member« to the contrary not-
“And my mother,” interposed Dan,
started were forced back, and the re-
bellioiis sob was choked down. W ith a ’•is very, very sick.”
“This is suffering indeed!” said Mrs.
determined toss of the head lie st««»I
“Orphans’ Home” erect and returned a simple “thank you, Zealous to her companion. “We must
sir ” to the young man's parting words. do something to relieve these people.”
“Ido not want for myself,” said the
“Am sorry, Dan, but I may see you to-
~ dying woman, “I shall soon be beyond
For a few moments longer little Dan the need of earthly care, but my poor
the only first cl*M, and the only parlor like ahop in the
fingered in the street, vainly appealing boy! please take care of him, ladies;
city. None but
to the passers by for employment. But please keep him from want.”
“We most assuredly will, my good
he receivixl nothing but rebuffs and
FirNt-rlaMM l^orknien Employed!
First door south of Yamhill County Bank Building^ harsh words. Two ladies, attracted by his woman, and we will help you also,” re
I odd appearance, paused to ask him why sponded Miss Prim, with some warmth.
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I he did not go home. "I want to earn “Mrs. Zealous, we must bring tins case
some money first.” he replied; “my to the attention of tlie society without
H. H. WELCH.
mother is sick,” Tlie ladies exchanged delay.”
“Yes, it shall receive attention tlie
significant glances. "Too bad, said
The Word “Hurrah.”
one to the other as they walked a«a}, very first thing to-morrow, and I am ex
ceedingly sorry that I have no change
Wliat was the origin of the exclama “that chil'lren so young should be taught with me, for I suppose you are hungry,
tion "Hurrah?” There are few words a policeman touched the half f rozen l»y my little man,” continued Mrs. Zealous,
still in use which can boast such a re on the shoulder and hade him ‘ move placing lier hand on Dan's head.
mote and widely extended prevalence on." and in obedience to the stem man
“Yes’m, purty hungry,” answered the
M this. It is one of those interjections date little Dan picked up lus box and boy, with a look full of disappointment
and grief. •
in which sound so echoes sense that wearily trudged away
“Well, keep up your courage.” cheer
men seem to have adopted it almost in
ily responded Miss Prim, after she liad
stinctively. In India and Ceylon the
“Starvation Hospital!” the place was searched her portmonaie in vain for some
mahouts and attendants of baggage
called. It was one of those dilapi money, “we will come to-morrow and
elephants cheer them on by perpetual
dated and neglected frame tenements bring you something.”
repetitions of “ur-re-re!” The Arabs which swarm with human beings very
Little Dan made no reply. Long suf
»nd camel-drivers in Turkey, Palestine much as a wharf hole swarms with rats. fering had made him patient and brave.
»nd Egypt encourage their animals to Tlie building had been erecteil many As tlie two missionaries of organized
•peed by shouting “ar-re ar-re!” years before and used as a planing mill, charity descended the rickety stairs to the
but when trade and business enterprise street he silently crept to his mother's
departed from the neighliorhood the oi l cot, and. kneeling on the floor, wearily
In France the structure was hastily altered into a cheap laid his head beside hers on the pillowlesa
of “ ____
•portsm.m excites the hounds by his lodging house. After awhile the place
shouts of "hare, hare!” and wagoners was neglected by its owner and permitted
to go to decay, and each year it sunk
turn their horses by crying "harhaut!" lower in tlie grade of human habitations.
"The meeting will please come to or
The herdsmen of Ireland and Scotland None but the most destitute could lie in dor," called the dignified ina trou who
shout “hurrish! hurrish!” to the cattle duced to live there, and yet its IxuTen, officiated as president of the regular
weekly meeting of the Percival Square
they »re driving. It is evidently an ill-kept rooms were always full.
In one of the u; >per rooms, lighted only Church Belief society.
exclamation common to many nations,
“At our last meeting, ladies.” spoke
»nd is probably a corruption of “Tur by a small and broken window, and ap-
aie' (Thor aid), a battle-cry of the prooclied by a series of rickety stairways the president, “a resolution was adopted
providing for a systematic plan of cliar-
»Orient Norsemen, though some au and dark, vermin infeste«! corridors, a itable work. Tlie city was divided into
thorities derive it from the Jewish woman lay dying of consumption. Want districts, and each member of this society
and exposure had brought the disease,
“Hosannah.” The word is very often, and had nurtured it so assiduously that was assigned one district, with tlie under
»nd was formerly invariably, spelt death seemed but to toy with its victim. standing that she should coniine herself
"huzza,” ami its pronunciation was The room was small arsl destitute of fur to that particularly defined fi« Id of lalvir.
“hurrav. ”— Philadelphia Call.
niture; nothing save the low iron lied- We are now assembled for the purpose
—Lady to servant—“liave yon a rec stead. upon wliich repone«l the emaciateil of listening to your several reports, and
ommendation from your last place?” form of the dying woman was there to to act ujxm whatever recommendations
Servant to lady—“Ye*, but i'll not relive tlie barrenness of tlie apartment. may be ma«le concerning tne appropria
•how it yer till I see the one ya have from A bent aud broken candlestick stixxl tion and expenditure of money. The
four la-t gijl.”— Chicago tribunt^
WEST SIDE 'TELEPHONE.
Garrisons BmMlng. McMinwllle, Own,
CUSTER POST BAND,
Livery Feed and Sale Stables
A STORK OF CHARITY.
nisi ining m oruer is tlie reception of re covered tne rough board tloor with a cold
THE BUBBLE AT THE BRIM.
ports from those ladies to whom districts white mantle. The little iron cot in the
corner was partly concealed by the fast Oh,
it rayly smiling ami lightly dancing up.
After a brief pause Sirs. Precise took falling shadows of the approaching night. How winsome and beguiling it peeps acixwa the
tlie floor and read from her gold bound Even there, too, the snow liad found its
tablets some memoranda concerning half way and nestled in queer little drifts Beware, or 'twill enchant you as it beckons from
a dozen poor families that she had vis about the outstretched human form on “Come,
kiss me, darling, can't you!’’ laughs the
ited. She asked for an order on the the cot. At the head of the bed knelt
bubble at the brim.
society's treasurer for $‘20, to be ex little Dan, his face pillowed upon his
pended in the purchase of food and mother’s bosom and his thick brown curls IIow tenderly it flusbea, how modestly it files!
a maiden's bluahes when dreams of ¡ova
clothing. Tlie appropriation was unhes radiant with glistening snowflakes. No It apt'» arise;
sound was heard, not even the breathing It softly Hings and glistens, like the shilling sera
Mrs. Goodheart, a gentle faced lady, of the two unconscious figures in the
next narrated a touching incident of corner. The wind outside had died But wot* to him who listens to the bubble at the
poverty and distress that liad come under away, and the snow fell lightly and si
her observation the day before. She had lently into tlio street below.
Perhaps tis beauty's finger that fills the rosy
thought best to relieve the sufferers with
“Hurry, John, and get up a good
out drawing on the funds of tlio society. blaze!” spoke Mrs. Quicktemper. And How awuec it is to linger. how hard It Is to pas. I
Tis lata to curse ths ravel when th* Li*-lit* ar.
Mrs. Closefist asked for $2 to buy a John with his foot cleared away the snow
pair of shoes for her washerwoman's from the fireplace, and on the ashes of You are bartered to the devil by llw bubble at
littlo girl. The ladies exchanged signifi poor Dan’s box soon had a bright, roar
—Samuel Mintura Peck. J
cant glances, but no ono voted against ing fire. The sparks danced merrily
about, and formed a striking contrast to
Pulmonary lllneaaea In llerlln.
Mrs. Quicktemper regretted that im the shifting snowflakes outside. The
The death rate from pulmonary dis
perative social engagements liad pre glimmering light chased the dark shadows
vented her from giving any attention to away, and revealed distinctly every ob eases increases alarmingly in Berlin from
to year. The climate is certainly tin-
her district, but tlio next week she hoped ject in the a|»rtincnt. Mrs. Quicktemper year
for all with the least tendoucy
to be able to devote almost entirely to stepped forward with outstretched hand favorable
to weak lungs. The atmosphere has a
the good work.
to awaken the sleeping objects of her greater percentage of moisture than tl.at
“Mrs. President,” said Mrs. Zealous, bountiful but tardy charity. A gesture of almost any other city on the conti
“Miss Prim and myself took the liberty from John, whose quick eye liad in nent Rain anti fog alternate. In the
yesterday of encroaching upon Mrs. stantly in tlio light read the fate of early morning the mist Is so dense that
Quicktemper’s territory, and wo found mother and child, caused her to pause, one's clothes become damp and his skin
one of the most deplorable instances of and with blanched cheek and tearful unpleasantly moist. The streets, even in
the hot months of summer, are Beldom
human suffering that can be imagined,” eyes sho heard:
“Too late, mum—they be dead.”— dry, but usually dank and wet, emitting
and the lady proceeded to describe in
a vapor which frightens the weak lunged.
minutest detail the visit of Miss Prim New York Times.
Catarrh has been called the curse of
and herself to the home of little Dan.
America, but Berlin people easily hold
“Did you not do anything for them?”
A VERY REMARKABLE FIGHT,
tbeir own In that complaint. It is safe to
anxiously inquired Mrs. Goodheart, after
say that every one has a cold from the
Four depliant. Agalnat One Man—A beginning of October till the end of April,
the recital was finished.
Showman'» Daring—The Hot Iron.
“Ahem—well—no. Nothing more than
and even during the summer months,
“While traveling through the country owing to the changeable weather, few are
to try and cheer them up. You see, I
hail no change with me, and then I with Barnum in 1881,” said a veteran entirely exempt. Though the weather has
thought it would be better to bring the showman, "I witnessed one of the most been exceedingly damp, as already stated,
case before the society, particularly as it remarkable fights on record. Four ele no snow has yet fallen, and winter under
was not in my district,” explained Mrs. phants against one man, and in tlio water, clothing lias been unnecessary. Last
too. In July or August, 1881, our show year several inches of snow lay on the
ground on Thanksgiving day.
1 ‘And yet you say they were starving, ’ ’ struck the pleasant little city of Ottawa,
The country for miles about Berlin is
said Mrs. Goodlieart, in a tone of gentle Ills. You are, doubtless, aware that ele flat and unbroken as a western prairie,
phants are extremely fond of bathing. and the ground being very sandy—Berlin,
"Yes, they were very destitute,” an For some little time before coming to in fact, is built upon sand—the roads are
Ottawa they had iieen deprived of that very heavy where not well cared for,
swered Mrs. Zealous, shortly.
"I would like to inquire, Mrs. Presi pleasure. No sooner were they unload rfhlch, however, is the exception rather
dent,” said Mrs. Quicktemper, with ed from the train, however, than their than the rule. Tlio statistics of the
some show of feeling, “if it was not ex sharp little eyes caught sight of the river Moabite hospital, recently published, show
plicitly given out at the last meeting that and the news was trumpeted aliout in that no less than one-fifth of the Inmates
each lady must confine her work to her elephant language from one to the other. are consumptives. In this hospital alone
They were very restive all day and be the number of lung diseased patients
reached 550, being seventy-four more than
“It was,” jiolitely replied the presiding trayed great anxiety to batlie, and os soon last
year, and lft.5 per cent, of all who
as the afternoon performance was over
been under treatment against 10.5
“And yet Mrs. Zealous and Miss Prim the under keepers marched them to the per cent, in 1885. The death rate rose as
deliberately intruded upon my district,” j
high as 42.2 par cent., only 33 1-8 per
said Mrs. Quicktemper, glaring angrily did not elapse before the whole herd, cent, being discharged as cured. Upon
at the offending ladies.
the whole, the number is not encouraging
“We had canvassed our own districts and dashing in the water like a lot of for the inhabitants of Berlin, and cer
most thoroughly, ” exclaimed Mrs. Zealous
tainly deplorable considering the annual
and Miss Prim in unison, “and we”----- ally attracted the attention of the towns increase of the popnlat on.—Berlin Cor.
New York Tribuno.
“Very thoroughly, no doubt,” inter*
families, hail driven in to see the show,
rupted Mrs. Quicktemper, coldly.
“I don’t understand what you mean,'* and I doubt very much whether the river
Kila Wheeler Wilcox.
at Ottawa ever presented such an ani
answered Mrs. Zealous, with spirit.
“She writes with the utmost facility; I
“Don't you, indeed? Well, I hc-ie mated appearance as on that day,
never saw anything like it,” said Mrs.
“After a while the keepers shouted Ieslio, from among her books and letters
you will understand me whefi I say that
1 am capable of attending to my own dis ‘Mile up,’ which in elephant phraseology m she sat at her great desk, at once the
means fall in. Nineteen immediately very picture of businesslike Industry and
“You have not, it appears, troubled swain to shore, but no amount of shout the figure of a woman of fashion. She sat
yourself about your district up to the ing could induce the other four to return. upon either a platform or very high chair,
present time, my dear Mrs. Quicktem Men were sent with rocks to tlio bridge and was clad in a rich and striking cos
and the entire circus force swarmed tume. Sho wrote constantly, yet listened
and put in a pertinent sentence here and
“You force me to remark, my dear ulong both river banks trying with stones thero in tlio interview between the poet
Mrs. Zealous, that what I do, or wliat I to turn the huge beasts in the direction of end reporter. Sho called her guest “Ella,”
the canvas, but all in vain. As a last re and they wore on delightful terms of com
do not do, is no concern of yours.”
“Perhaps not,” indignantly replied source the chief trainer, Oeorge Arting- panionship. “Sho can write in a room
Mrs. Zealous, “but when I see people stall, was sent for. The poor fellow had crowded with persona all talking,” she
lieen sick in bed for over a week with added.
“Weil, you didn't help’them any; did malaria, but on learning of the difficulty
“Yes,’’ said the vivacious poetess, “I
immediately drcs«xl himself and came to learned to do that at home. I was brought
the bank. Calling each elephant by up in a humble home end wrote in the sit
• <No; I”-----
“Then, what are you talking about?” name he ordered them to ‘Mile up.’ For ting room, where It was simply a question
“Mrs. Quicktemper, I had always a moment it looked as though his com whether my comfort or that of the rest of
mand would be obeyed, for the elephants, the family was to lie considered. I easily
thought you to lie a lady.”
“I have always known you to be a very recognizing his voice, halted and Hceined acquired the faculty for writing in a room
to waver in their course, Albert, the tn which the Children were at play and the
officious person, Mrs. Zealous.”
oldor folks were talking or reading or at
“Mrs. Quicktemper, you are a very im oldestand biggest, however, settled the work. I began to write at 14, you know.
Not long ago I was visiting a friend in
“Mrs. Zealous, you are a meddlesome ance, and led by him they once more Connecticut and there were several persons
old thing. I can't bear you.”
in the room, but none expect«! anything
“I do not wish to have any further that he could do nothing on shore, Mr. of me, so that when I was seised with an
talk with you,” said Mrs. Zealous, striv
idea for some verses I cleared a little space
tent, from which he soon emerged dressed on the center table and sat down and wrote
ing to keep calm.
“Nor I with you, madam,” saying
“And was it. finished without revision?”
which Mrs. Quicktemper, with flushed phant prod or fork between bis teeth,
“Oh, yes; I seldom need to alter what
face and snapping eyes, changed hei^seat boldly swam out to the elephant*.
“Used as we were to strange sights we I write. I have what I want to write
and turned her back u;>on the unfortu
yet almost held our breath at this daring well In inInd, and I write It as I have
nate subject of her ire.
formed it mentally.”—New York Sun.
"Ladies! ladies! pray cease this angry act. When within a few yards of them
altercation,” appealed the president. Artingstall again shouted ‘mile up,’ but
• A Unique Collection.
“You forget that our work is of a Chris without effect. Then, seeming to lose
of probably a unique
his temjier, he sprang upon the back of collection lias just been
concluded at the
Mrs. Zealous apologized for her heated the ner.net one and commenced using Pibllotbeque de l’Arsenal, at Paris. It
language, but said that she could never his fork for all he was worth. Pretty Is a collection of nearly all the French
forgive Mrs. Quicktemjier for the insult soon a cry of rage came from the ani theatrical pieces, since the first known
mal, upon which the trainer jumped theatrical representations in France,
she had put upon her.
Mrs. Quicktemper tartly replied that from that one to another, repeating the which have been printed
she desired no forgiveness, and it licing fork performance until, after at least ten 000 pieces have been classified in this col
apparent to the members of the society minutes of fierce fighting and jumping, lection. If to these lie added the number
that the two ladies could not he recon the elephants creed peccavi and swam previousy classified elsewhere, it wonld
ciled, a motion to adjourn was put and tremblingly to the shore. Once there the seem that the number of French dra
matic works regularly catalogued
carried. Action in tlie case of .little Din kec|>ers wx>n had them under mij«‘Ction, amounts
to about 35,000.—New York
and his mother was deferred until the but Artingdale, who had displayed such Suu.
intrepidity tuid courage, sank into a dead
It was snowing, an«l the blustering faint the moment he touched the shore.
Count de I^-wsep. In Washington.
winds liad piled the white drifts high in Well, I can't exactly say, but certainly
The count, was in the best of form
the streets. Tlie warmly clad ladies as the menagerie tent smelt of burnt ele His gray mustache was well waxed and
they were driven raj>i«lly to their homes phant for at least two weeks after drawn out at the ends as tine as a needle
point. The conM han a great none which
in their robe filled conveyances forgot— wards. ”—Chicago Tribune.
runs nearly the whole length of his face
all save one—tlie picture that Mrs. Zeal
like a raiiblt’s none, and when he smiles
ous had so faithfully painted of poor Dan
Fire Depart inent Horae».
much, which la very often, the now
and his dying mother in their attic room.
The life of a horse in the fire depart overshadows everything else, and Ills lit
That one was----- .
ment may last as long ua if he were em tle eyes |>eer out peculiarly from a focus
ployed at any other kind of work. The of wrinkles which seem absolutely to
most trying period or time is the flrat revel in the fun which bring* tbein into
“Put down that basket, John, and year. More departm«‘nt horses die dur play—W* ••‘■’•«’tm» frost
kindle a fire. ” Mrs. Quicktemper spoke ing their first year than in any other.
A “ llumaniplion* " at a Fair.
in a voice low and tremulous with feel The excitement kills them. They cannot
At a recent church fair in Worcester
ing, and as she glanced alxnit the cold get accUHtcwned to tlie hurry and hulitnib, there was great curiosity to see and hear
and darkened room she shuddered at the the flam<-s. the smoke and the genera) the new musical instrument, the humani-
thought that human beings should be uproar with which they are surrounds«), phone, which was exhibited in the large
obliged to dwell in such a place.
and they die, as men often die, from anteroom of the hall
John, the coachman, used as he was fright or worry, superinduced by tlie proved to be young lathes representing the
to scenes of privation and suffering. mut excitement. Some liorww. though, last tones of the scale, arranged behind a screen,
tered, "By jiminy, tliis place ain't fit for for years. The work u not much; they showing only their heads and shoulders.
a dog to live in!” And a dog, accord have as a rule only short runs, and the They wore while masks reaching to the
ing to John's reasoning, could live al periods of rest are longer than in the case mouth, and aroun t the neck
.uspendeil by a ribbon the number of the
of horses employed for ordinary draft scale
represented A yonng l«uly stood In
The appearance of the mom his not pur;*»«. If it were not for the excite
who. with a wand, played tunea by
change«! since the visit of Mrs. Zealous ment there woulil lie no reason why tla-y front,
pointing to the one who« number waa the
and Miss Prim the day before, save that sliouldn't last longer in the fire de;«it- tone wants«!.which win promptly uttered.
the tempestuous winds liad driven the nient than else wliere.—Assistant Fire Rounds snd other pieces wers song, mak-
snow m through tlai Broken window and C'liiei in Globe Democrat
l lug a unique aud amusing affair