The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 8, 1891 · Page 3
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TSE tPPER DES MOINES, ALGONA, IOWA* WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8,1891. WAVERLAND BY MABIE SAKAH BRIOHAM. Irvw *•/&? CHAPTER XXVII.—THE UNTOWARD EVENT. Aftef 1 weeks of close confinement the '"Jolonel was with tia again. I believe he was softy when the surgeon declared him convalescent. Ho had enjoyed the society of his new found friend in those days of close companionship, more than he had realized Until they were past. Or as Shaks- peare says: "For it sn falls nut, that what we have we prize not to the worth. While we enjoy It." One day after he had so far recovered that he could ride about, there was a grand jubilee. The nationalists, under the leadership of Paruell, had won a great victory throughout Ireland. The time had come how for rejoicing. The committee on pro- gramme had decided that as our county had given such a, handsome majority for Lord Waverlaud, that we would have a grand jubilee with Mr. Purnell as speaker. Our county had been the stronghold of clannish insubordination. The great leader himself had at llrst been hissed and insulted. Now it would tend to cement the union of hearts and voices by having a day of general rejoicing. At an early hour delegations began pouring in from all directions, to the great open space in the park that had been prepared with seats and a stand for the speakers near the beautiful lake Killarney. From every town and village for miles around the people came on horseback, in carriages and on foot. It seemed as though nearly the whole of the province of Oonnaught had turned out. Men, women and children, had gathered to hear and see the greatest hero of his age, Charles Stuart Paruell. The man •ho had taught them to "hold the harv- vest," in times of famine; and to "stand together" for their rights when casting their ballots. He represented to them liberty and plenty. It was a concourse of thinking, throbbing humanity, with badges aud j banners, uniting to celebrate the most wonderful victory of the nineteenth century. A victory of the ignorant populace over their prejudices. The one man had made them lose sight of their personal wrongs for the good of Ireland. Emblems of every device and of every trade and occupation were to be seen in the vast procession, while through and over all floated the golden harp of Ireland united with tho stars and stripes of America. The procession marched up in order before the stand. The band with its soul- stirring powers swayed all hearts by playing "God Save Ireland!" Then came a group of little girls dressed in white, to represent the historical eighty-six, each with an appropriate badge to indicate the district she represented. When Mr. Parnell came upon the stand this group of little girls inarched in a double circle around tho stage, each throwing a bouquet of flowers and evergreens at his feet as they passed him. It was a most beautiful sight; childish trust and love was written on each face. Parnell seemed overcome, and for a moment remained silent after the children had passed. Then deafening cheers for a time made the air echo and re-echo with the earnest voices of an enthusiastic people. When the chairman of the committee lntrod"ned Mr. Parnell he made a slight 'bow of acknowledgement, and said: "My friends, I thank you for the emblems of renewed hope your little ones have given me. This little token," he said, picking up one of the bouquets at his feet, "is like a message of hope to my heart. It comes at a time when we have a gleam of a brighter future. We have shown England that we are united and that we know what we want. My main purpose is unchanged. Nothing that has occurred during or since the campaign, which your little ones have shown us was a glorious victory, has caused a single change of my plans or purposes. We shall demand and be satisfied with nothing less than tho creation of an Irish parliament. It must be equipped and empowered to legislate for all of Ireland's affairs and interests. (Applause.) "You have helped to show any English government whether Whig or Tory, that may in future attempt to rob Ireland of her freedom, that tho first thing which an Irishman in Ireland, England or America wants is Liberty! "Whatever party attempts to forge chaws for Ireland will at the first opportunity find that the vengeance of the Gael, though slow is sure! They will never leave tho trail of the coerciouist until they have run him down. They will throttle him as they just throttled the liberal party in parliament! (Applause.) "In our time of rejoicing we must not forget the generous aid of our trans-Atlan- tic friends. (Cheers for America.) Seldom, indeed, have benefactors been more aptly termed twice blessed. Blessed in giving hope and cheer to tho recipients, and glad satisfaction to the donors' hearts and consciences. We fed assured that nothing will be left undone by our American friends, to enable us to speedily and surely win the legislative right for Ireland. We have now forged a mighty weapon for ourselves by returning a body of eighty-six representatives of the people, whose power the future can only determine. We now hold the position it has always seemed necessary for us to obtain, in order to commence a successful movement for the restoration of ''Home Rule" in Ireland. I cannot doubt that wo shall see a speedy and happy issue to this struggle." (Great applause.) As we were going home from the meet- Ing, Col. Haynes remarked. "I thought that America could boat the world for big demonstrations, but the Irish have w.on tho laurels tins time, I never saw such a sea of humanity before; and so full of enthusiasm." "They are in earnest. This to them means liberty. How beautiful and appropriate it was to see those children. I heard that Lady Waverland arranged that part of the programme," 1 said, looking at Stella, who hod enjoyed the exercises exceedingly. "Yes, Loyd, I did that for your sake," she said with a smile of satisfaction. "I can see now," said the Colonel, "that England may rob; enslave, imprison and even kill tho Irish, but the true, the living sentiment is beyond her reach. This feel- Ing came to the front to-day, rejoicing in this victory and demanding fuller liberty." Sir Wren and Annie joined us as we entered tho hull door. "Well, Fred," said Sir Wren, "how do you like an Irish jubilee?" "I was just saying that I thought they could beat the Americans iu enthusiasm," answered the Colonel. "I sea EacJand is besriuuinsr to. complain ,<k i ' ot America, lor sending ata r« the Irish," I Satd, looking over the evening papers. "It would ba strange indeed if sh« did not find fault," said the Colonel. "But Americans will have no trouble of conscience on that score. They remember but too well how England assisted the South during the years of our rebellion. There is no doubt in the average American mind, but that England, as a nation, would have rejoiced in the destruction of our republican government. It has been a thorn in her side ever since she drank of the bitter waters of defeat at Yorktown and New Orleans. Kugland never makes any complaints about the forty million dollars a year that is coming from the Irish Americans to help to support landlordism In Ireland." "Forty millions!" exclaimed Stella. "How is that?" "I have the statement given for the truth, 1 ' said the Colonel. "It is established on reports taken from tho different banking houses in America. It is stated that the New York banks alone forward twenty-five million dollars a year of individual contributions from Irish Americans. We grumble at our taxes for paying tho interest on our public debt, biit that is only forty-eight millions, while these people pay a self-imposed tax of forty millions a year to help their poor relatives in Ireland to pay rent to the British landlords. Can we wonder that they ore anxious to see landlordism crushed out of their fatherland?" "A voluntary tax of forty millions a ycai paid by American citizens to support aud pamper British landlordismi The paradox of the nineteenth century is worthy of our serious thoughts." "That is a wonderful fact! But it 1s quite a different thing to be sending aid to defeat slavery from what it is to support it," said Sir Wren. "The British government is always ou the side of slavery when the Until pinch comes. Landlordism is only another form of slavery." "Look here, papa," said Annie, handing Sir Wren a paper. "See how Punch has pictured Gladstone, Parnell and Salisbury, as three wizards asking 'when shall wo three meet again?'" "Punch always sees the comical side of anything," said Sir Wren, laughing. "O, did you know we were all to go to Blue Hidgo to spend Christmas?" I asked after reading my packet of letters. That was a key for a new theme of discussion. Since tho Colonel was wounded we had not made any' arrangements for the coming holidays. Wo were all very glad to accept the invitation. "There will be some lively debates at tho dinners and receptions'" said Sir Wren, "for Cordelia will never limit her circle of friends for political effect." On Christinas eve a merry party met at Blue Ridgo. After being shown to pur rooms and making ourselves presentable, wa passed down to the drawing-room where we "were welcomed by tho Duke of Mslvorne and his lovely wife. Wo were presented to a Mrs. Hayues, an elderly lady, who had a kind, motherly face, with strongly marked features; but they were so nicely blended and harmonized by patience and sympathy, that wo were attracted to her at once. But what was our surprise at seeing the Colonel when he came into the room, throw his arms about her neck and kissing her on lips and brow exclaim: "O, my mother I How came you hero? 1 "1 sent for her," .said tho "Duchess. "I knew you could not spend your holidays with her in America so I sent for her to spend them here with you. I had just received word from Mr. and Mrs. Lollard that they would be in London before Christmas, when we received your mes sago saying that you were wounded. I sent a message immediately to the Lol- lards asking them to call on Mrs. Haynes and to invite her to join them on their voyage; and, I also sent a message to your mother to bo my guest and meet you here." "Well, this is a royal surprise," said tho Colonel, looking with loving eyes on tho face of his mother, after such a long absence. "It's my Christmas gift to you, Colonel Haynes," answered the Duchess. It was a characteristic feature of her life to do something to make others happy, in the most unexpected way and at an unexpected time. "It was rather tedious waiting," said Mrs, Haynes, "I have been hero a week." "But, Colonel, you will pardon my selfishness," said the Duchess. "I have had so much pleasure In my quiet visit with your mother, that I am almost sorry the week was so short." The conversation soon became general. Melvorne was in high spirits with his "family," as he familiarly called us. Annie seemed shy and embarrassed; but through Stella's thoughtfulness she was soon talking at her ease with Mrs. Haynes. "I almost felt that I was personally acquainted with you, Lady Waverland," said Mrs. Haynes, addressing Stella, while she was gently coaxing Myrtle to her side. "Mr, and Mrs. Lollard were very pleasant companions and gave me vivid descriptions of you all on our voyage." "We had a most delightful journey together in California and Colorado. They helped to form a happy party," said Stella. "Mother," said the Colonel, joining tho group and taking Annie by the hand, "allow mo to introduce to you my chosen bride." Mrs. Haynes adjusted her glasses, then rising from her chair, said. 'I greet you as a daughter. I have learned to love the gentle Annie from tho frequent letters that came when my son was ill. I felt that some one was dear to him by tho wording of the messages. If you have won the love of my noble boy I will gladly give you my blessing. His happiness is my greatest desire," she continued, drawing Aunio to her and giving her such a tender motherly kiss, that I felt sure there would be real pleasure in their now relations of mother and daughter. The Colonel looked too happy for words in possessing the love of two so dear to him. I almost envied the love of his mother. I could only think of one distant grave, but it was a garden full of sweet memories! After dinner as wo were returning to the drawing-room, we heard strains of enchanting music from some hidden uook. Lady Hortcuso, true to her artistic skill in arranging for the pleasure of a party had taken tho lead with Myrtle by her side, and opening a door to another part of the mansion carried us back to tho scenes of our forefathers. "O!" exclaimed Myrtle, "a Christmas tree." Sure enough there stood a Christmas tree in a room beautifully decorated with the time-honored mistletoe and holly, and iu the open fire place lay the ancient yule-log! i "Yes, little one," said Lady Hortense ] kindly, "this is your Christmas gift. You ' are" the fairy to light the fire and to call for old St. Kink. Wave thte.wand, 1 .' she con- tinued, handing Myrtle a goinrn scepter. Myrtle was a little bewildered for a moment, but Intensely Interested. At a i movement from Lady Hortense the great ' log fire was soon blazing with bright 1 splendor; it seemed to send forth all tho colors of the rainbow, and, what Was strange, it did not burn away. At a signal from Lady Hortense n corpulent old Santa Glaus stepped from the fire place and began robbing the tree of its dainty fruit, calling the name of the owner of OR eh article and handing them to Myrtle to distribute. Amid joyous peals of laughter at his witty sayings we each received some little souvenir to keep as a reminder ot this happy Christmas time. At tho request of Mrs. Haynes it .was decided that Fred and Annie should be married while she might be present to Witness the ceremony. The day was fixed and the arrangements made for the wedding to take place at Blue Kidge. In the meantime Annie and her father Were to be our guests at Haven's Park. Col. Hayiics and his mother were to remain at Blue Ridge. A busy tinio followed this arrangement. From the frequent consultations' and tho numerous visits to London followed by boxes and bundles of various kinds and descriptions, one might have thought that they were fitting out a colony of young songsters for the land of Paradise. While to our little party the wedding was the all absorbing themo, tho whole of England was amazed over a- very different subject—over the "Untoward Kvontl" CHAl'TEH XXVIII.—THE HISTORIC TUESDAY. At a reception Riven at Raven's I.'ark quite a number of distinguished guests were present. Among them was a gentle, man who had once been a United States minister to Persia; who, by the way, was a friend ot Col. Haynes. They soon eiv gaged in earnest conversation on the one topic that the Colonel was so much interested in, viz: tho great and increasing number of English landlords in America. "Why, I have not heard very much about the subject; I believe I did road something in the papers about a duke or someone owning from twenty to fifty miles of laud in Dakota, but I was not interested in it," said tho ex-minister iu an unconcerned listless fashion. "I was no more, interested than you arc," said the Colonel, "when I camo to Britain, but I am beginning to learn tho extent ot their investments and can realize that something must bo done to stop it, or British lords will soon lord it over moro laud in America than they have ia all the British Islands together. "O, well, Haynes, if they do it will only give tis Americans more dignity and importance by having a lew aristocrats in our midst," satd the ex-minister, watching the ladies in a group opposite, as though ho would rather join them than discuss the unimportant theme of absentee land- lordism in America, which only involves the weal or woo of a few hundred generations of people! The Colonel reading the wish in the ex- minister's eyes, crossed tho room and presented him as a personal friend, to tho Duchess of Melvorne, Lady Wuvorlaud and Miss Annie Wren, who formed a pleasant group am£l the brilliant throng. "There, you soo how most Americans feel on tho subject of foreign landlord- ism!" said Mr. Lollard, who had been standing near me while the Colonel aud ex-minister had been conversing. "I see they are very indifferent on the subject," I said; "but if they only know bow hard it will be to throw off this yoke that is now being fitted to their necks they would soon be intensely interested." "If they would only turn back a hundred years and read a few pages of their own history, they would pause long enough in the mad whirl of business to establish laws that would control this foreign land monopoly. Gen. Washington saw the oppression that tho children of American fathers and mothers will fool in their generation, when ho said, 'What does England's conduct deserve, and what punishment is there in store for tho men who have distressed millions, involved thousands in ruin, aud plunged a numberless crowd in inextricable woe?'" said Lollard. "That describes the situation of Ireland to-day," I said; "and that is what I would warn the people of'America to prepare to defeat, and shun." "Oil, you aro always talking of landlords!" exclaimed Lord Sanders, as he joined us. "That seems to be a favorite theme of yours. I thought you were a landlord yourself, Waverland." "So I aa, and that is why I know so much about them. Every humane impulse of my life has been made to suffer from the cruelty I have seen practiced on starving, evicted tenants." "I was a laud-owner once in Ireland myself, but the tenants you sympathise with so fervently would steal and sell my stock as fast as I could buy," said Lord Sanders, "so I sold my lands there and invested my money where tenants aro law- abiding and stand by their contracts." "I bought your estate," said Kir Wren, "and the tenants who remained after tho most cruel eviction, I found good, faithful laborers. Men and women h:ivo stood by every contract, and now I am going biwk to Ireland to soil my lauds (.:> those very men who wore eviclud i'nnri thorn yearn ago. I have no fcr.:- but thiit, <:.hoy will stand by every contract 1 maim with thorn." "You're welcome to deal with the Irish as you please, I will have nothing to do with them," Sanders exclaimed. "I would not live among such a blood-thirsty people! I would sooner bo among the Fiji Islanders for safety!" "I have found that the love of home and liberty is the one strong element in every Irish heart, and it is the liopo of obtaining these that has brought all classes into union with Parnell. My sympathies ore with the people, I want to see them have a chance to become prosperous aud happy," I said. "It's easy to talk," said Lord Sanders, with' a sneer, "bui if vou were tried vou would find your money and your life would be very dear to you, so dear that tho common Irish tenant would be left to look out for himself." "The time will come when we can prove our loyalty to the cause of Home Rule and land reform," I said, with warmth. "You may go into parliament but they will never grant Home Rulo to Ireland, or, very much land reform while the Queen has power to defeat it! Coercion will bo enforced by adding a greater number to tho official force now established iu Dublin. Law and order must be maintained in Ireland at whatever cost. The National League and all other societies dangerous to the government must be suppressed. Tho Queen is fully alive to tho needs of the times. She will call for more troops to aid in stamping out tills rebellious spirit!" said Lord Sanders, jingling his watch chain and jewelry with vehemence. ••But,'" saittVtr'Wren, "wmie may sttn remember the 'terrific' shock of last Jannary. They may fear to carry out your proposals. If the people, of Ireland cannot, work openJy they will find some other way to accomplish their object. They an deeply in earnest." "Well, Tin glad I'm going to « law where peace sits enthroned and tenant*, haven't learned to avoid their legal nhltgn tions,' 1 said Ixird Sanders, complacent!} folding his long white hands and winking his sinister black eyes. "I, too, am going to that land, and if my Influence has any power I shall exert It U the utmost against this increasing evil, Said Sir Wreii. "If I was in a position to net for the American people I should soon Imvo a bil passed that would refund to you aliei landlords every dollar you have paid for your lauds. Then 1 would make anothei law that any alien who desired to buy or lease Lauds there, should first, tjiko tho oath ot allegiance as an American citizen," said Lollard. "That, would bo a fine way of disposing of us!" said Lord Sanders. "My ono hundred thousand acres that cost me an average of one dollar per aero, are now worth from fifty to ono hundred dollars per aero. Yo.i \v.iiiUl only have them puy mo what ituosil That would bo acting Uio honorable part with a vengeance! Where aro all tlm noble principles you have been advocating!' Where has your nice sense of justice gone?" ho asked. "Where have they gone? (10:10, sir lo find (ho timber that has been taken from the public lands of Utah, Dakota, and olh- cr parts of the great West. Timber that was appropriated to private purposes in largo quantities by aliens who dared to taks 1 . possci-toioii of Uio lauds belonging t tho United They hnvo cut iliu timber from million ot acres. They luivo erected paw mills to turn out lavgo quantities oi iT.ilroiul tic;) and lumbar of all kinds. They sold this lumber and pocket ed tho proceeds! No moro glaring outrage could be perpetrated against; a froo people than has been committed by these foreign laud robbers in the grout Westl" said Lol- lard with much emphasis. Ito had unconsciously raised his voice during this denunciation ol: the alien robbers and a largo company had gntlu'i 1 around and heard his words, full oC withering scorn. Lord Sanders did not say a word I Ho felt there was truth In tho statement that he could not deny. I thought of tho words of Emerson when ho was in England: "That anyone might say anything ho wished in good society, provided ho was oomo 0110. Lollard being a descendant from a wealthy and ancient family, although not of tho nobility, was important enough to be listened to with respect. After a short pause tho amusements of tho evening con tinned to u Into.hour (To lo continued.) AttttOU itAY. A Timely Word on Lung The sort of! courtship that goes on for hours behind closed doors, that insists upon seclusion and resents a third person, that, thinks first of the beloved object and not at all of any one else—tliis niny do for a six-weeks' intermission between maidenhood and marriage; bu(; long ougago- irents should be conducted on radically different lines. Was there ever a dourer sweetheart, than Lorna Doone. whose maidenly reserve allowed John llidd one Idas a day, arid no spooning whatever? And do you r<nnembor Mary Garth, so trim to her not-any-too-ejigible Fred, and jet so strait and strict with herself? Engaged or not, she must surely have been n welcome companion in any house, Fred or no Fred. And again that dame in silvery gray who married John Halifax—lie sure that her betrothal was a modest and unselfish one. Laco yourself straitly, Mistress Lucy, and encourage Colin to understand that whjloypu stay under the paternal roof the obligations of that shelter are on you, and forbid you to concentrate all your courtesy on a single guest. OPALS IC11OM WASHINGTON. Show More ISrllllant Colors Thun Any Obtained In Mexico, A discovery of opals has recently been made near Moscow, in the state of Washington close to the Idaho line. A number of the gems have been taken to New York and cut and it is found that they show a more brilliant play of colors than those obtained from Mexico. They are whiter and without the yellowish tinge of Mexican gems. Some of them appear to be harlequin opals, on whtch tho patches of color aro angular and variously tinted, but evenly distributed. Others show deep green flashes of color like those called lochosos by the Mexicans. One, a very largo specimen, has been examined by {-.skillful lapidary and by other competent peruons, who are of tho opinion that it is tho largest and most valuable piecious opal in the rough that has ever been seen in New York, ATTEMPT TO I'OISON A PAMILY. The Housekeeper of J. S, Huscall Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances. OMAHA, March 27.—What is suspected to be an attempted poisoning of the family of J. S. Hascall, a prominent politician, was brought to light today. Last Tuesday while Hascall was away from home, five members of his househol'd were taken suddenly sick after dinner and the next morning Emma Andersen, the house-keeper, died. The others are recovering. The family kept the matter quiet until today, but the probabilities now are that the housekeeper's body, which is buried at Stedwords, Neb., will be exhumed and an inquest be held. As Haecull is divorced from his wife and the Anderson woman is the cause of the separation, it is claimed that threats have been made that she would not die u natural deatb. I^OG PIUVJNG U ICG INS. Expected to Cleur the Streams of Lust Yeur'u Out. AUGUSTA, April 1.—The recent rain and the continue" warm weather has caused the snow to go ypry fast tvnd has raised tiie streams sufficiently for tho lumbermen to bi-gin driving their logs. They are in hopes that the rise will continue long enough for a good clean drive, so as to clear the streams of las,t year's cut which lodged. Lurfire numbers of drivers have cone up river and more will follow. AVuut Io Summer In Konto. FT. SCOTT, Kas., April 1.—The following telegram was sent to Secretary Blaine today by a number of patriotic cowboys: "A hundred thousand Kansas cowboys would like to spend the summer in can you furnish transportation." The N#i* Holiday M(>«t* with Vi>ry Atnrh .Fnvor. Governor Peck's proclamation dc«ignat- ing May 1st,as Arbor Day is the first pub lie announcement of a strongly organized movement to secure a move observance of this beautiful ii<>liiH;\ in (his s'at,\ A fun<l of 81.000'is u> be divide-*! into seventy parts and each eounf.j is to IIBVP one part, to lie awarded us a prize to the school within it-' bovdrrs which m,ike.< the most comparative improvement. \:i I bo beauty and tidiness of its premises between April I and September MO of tho present year. Each county superintendent is to bo the judge in his own county. Districts which desiro to compete for n prize should notify their enmity superintendent, that he may make the first inspection of their grounds as enrly in tho Reason as possible. State Superintendent Wells ha* issued an excellent circular giving full and explicit instructions as to tho manner of ob serving Ihe day and suggesting work that m»v bo. accomplished. These circulars wijl be furnished to teachers and school officers by county superintendents. Tho Wisconsin Horticultural society has also issued a useful circular which gives an excellent list of trees and ornamental shrubs, for planting in and about school grounds. It .ilso gives much practical information Hint is invaluable to any persons who desiro to improve their private grounds. These circulars can be obtained of the secretary of tho society, Mr. H. S. Iloxie, of Kvansvillo. This is only tlm outline of a movement which should enlist the enthusiastic support of every thoughtful citi/.en of the commonwealth. Tho lirst arbor day was observed by tho settlers on the wind-swept prairies of Nebraska about fifteen yours ago. In the itnmuil observance of" flint diiy it is estimated that over 700,000 urn s of irees have been planted in that state. Twenty-four sister slates have established a similar holiday and the general plan hns been adopted in England, Franco and oven in South Africa. In the oldor states and countries a new feature has been grafted upon the original plan. Teachers and pupils have miido it a day to beautify their school grounds whie.ili aro now in many places becoming object lessons to educate tho surrounding communities to tho value of tidy and wcl kept yards and streets. Tho primary pur poso of arbor day, however, is still understood to bo tho planting of trees and tho dissemination of an intelligent knowledge of thnir usefulness. "The tree of tho field is man's life." Tho sterility of tho modern treeless Palestine is a startling illustration of the truth of tho warning g'.von by Mosos over three thousand years ago. In this country tho forests of vast areas, representing tho growth of centuries, uro swept from tho ground in a single year. It is estimated that our forest products in 1890 would have loaded a train of cars 288,000 miles in length This increasing lestruction must bo followed bynowtim- jer growth or it will bo followed by dcso- titipn. Six hundred years Hgo Spuii was a garden. Her spendthrift Kings lestroyed her forests and half of tho country is little better than a desert. Tho opulent nations which lined tho southern inti eastern shores of tho Mediterranean ea in ancient times faded with their orests and loft their shores lands as do- iert heritages for their miserable de- icendants. As the woodlands are destroj'ecl tho cli- untie changes become moro sudden, there ire greater extremes of temperature and npisturo and the soil is less productive. I'ho forests, which aro nature's reservoirs, five place to unsheltered ureas which shod be rains quickly to make great freshets, rho prodigal earth spends its wealth of moisture in a sweeping spring carousal ind has none to givo to tho air and grains jnrchcd with tho summer's drouth. • Every motive of patriotism and huumn- ty leads us to teach the rising generation .0 plant, protect and care for tha trees .hat care for us. Arbor day has, however, more than an economic purpose. Every association con- lectod with it is inspiring. In tho early ipring time when .ill tho voices of nature ire wooing tho child to tho fields and groves, when the budding trees and pringing grass, the song of the returning >irds and the fragrance of tho opening lowers lend a charm to every phcao of open air life Arbor day quickens tho Jiild's awukened sympathy and leads him ivithn loving hand to umelfish labor, " 'Johnnie,' we never called him &nf ihingelse. He was named 'John,' aftet I me, hr.t I'd rather hatf it printed 'John- I nie.' I "When did he die?" I "This evening, sir. It was very sudden, nnd it comes harder on that account, ; thonirhOod knows it would be hard enough if we'd been cxpcctin' it. Snch things never come easy to them that, loves their children, nnd I--I—" i He held his faded old hat before his fac« , for is 'Moment. "How old was he?" asked the editor, glnneinif with misty eyes at n photograph in n little red plush frame on his dealt, i the photograph of a handsome, bright' eyed little boy with thick curls and a smiling fare. | "Four years and six months to a day, i sir, and our only one. That makes it : <eem still harder. His mother's 'boot ! heart-broken and I—I—well, it's terrible hard to sit nnd watch a little life like that go out and think of what the homo will be without it. You got children, sir?" Tho editor pointed toward tho photograph and said: "This is my litlle boy." "lie's a swoot-lookin' little feller. I hope he'll bo spared lo you. We've got a good photograph of Johnnie. That's one comfort. I wouldn't take a million dollars for it now. Now, how much will it be for writ in' and printin' the notice?" "Nothing at nil." "No? Well. I'm a thousand times obliged and 1—I—hope nobody'll over hnvo to write suek .v notice for you 'bout that, little boy of yours. lie wiped his eyes with a handkerchief wet with his tears and went down the stairs as slowly as ho had come up and back to his poor, little desolate homo, to walk softly with brwe.l head in the presence of death, and fr\ lo comfort his bruised heart with the thought that the dear little boy had gone to join the hosts ot heaven, KUItUUMlN KNUMSII. HIS JOIINNIK. twin TerHfolo Hurcl lo Hen Sueh u Little Life Go Out It was almost midnight when ho camo lowly up the three (lights of stairs lead- ng to the editorial rooms and knocked imidly at tho door. "Come in," called out the editor with- tut looking up from his writing, "He came in slowly, a, tall, middle-aged nan, too thinly clad for such a cold and tormy night. His wrist and hard bony lands showed red and bare beneath tho leeves of his thin and ragged old coat, lo had an honest but ignorant face and in awkward, embarrassed air. Ho pulled ff his old hat and held it in both his hands while ho asked: ''Is it too late to get a little notice put nto the, paper to-night, mister?" "No; guess not," replied tho zeporter. 'Got it written?" "No, J hain't, I—" "You'll find a pad of paper and a pencil 3n that table 1 here." He pointed to a table near his own desk and the man jat down behind it. He took he pencil between his stiffened fingers, lit at tho end of it while in meditation, Irew the pad of paper towards him and bo- •an to write. But ho made slow and seemingly pain- ul work of it. lie crossed out a word icre and there, and hia mind trembled Iraugely. Once be furtively drew his ragged tleeve across his eye. Then he turned to the editor and said in a tone of troubled hesitation and appeal: _ >- I—I—don't want to trouble you none, sir, but I—I—ain't used to writin' and I never could spell good. If you—you—had tiu'e to—to—write the notice for mo I'd try to pay you what you think it'd be wuth." Something in the man's tone aud manner touched the editor's hcaitand, busy us he was,hot-aid: "I'll write it for you if there isn't too much of it." "Only three or four lines, sir." "Oh, a notice of a meeting, perhaps, or BOiiH'tbing of that sort." '•No, sir; a notice of a—a—" the man's voice died away to a whisper, bis chit dropped to his swelling chust. his whole frame tvembled as he said, "a notice of Noinu Very Common Hllpit In llolli Spouk- IIIR u ml Writing. "Whether or no,"in such phrases as "The right honorable gentleman should tell us whether or no he abided by his declarations," "No" should, of course, bo not; "or not," however, is redundant. "I should have liked to have," in phrases such as "t should have liked to have witnessed tho effect upon tho gentleman's auditors when," etc. This ought to bo "1 should like to have witnessed." Tho speaker's liking is present; it is tho witnessing that is past. "I almost think." Surely this ia nonsense, for if a ni'in does not think a thing he knows nothing about it. "Throe, alternatives." Should not this be a course and two alternatives?" "Qualify" used instead of describe. A common newspaper error and a literal translations from the French. "1 don't think," in phrases such as "I shall not go to London this season, I don't think.', Ladies aro very fond of this construction, and are seldom ploused to bo told that they say tho opposite of what they mean, tho second negative destroying tho first. "That statement is the most unsatisfactory of any 1 ever hoard from that bench," a favorite house of commons phrase, and the Daily News' advertisement that it hns "the largest circulation of any paper in the world" errs in tho uso of tho word "any," which is properly used of ono thing only. Tho Daily News might have tho largest circulation of tho newspapers, but could not have it of ono only. "Those sort of things instead of that sort. "Wither side," in phrases such as "On either side of tho road were tall trees," should bo both sides. "Quito impossible." Tho quite is used for emphasis, butitis a false uso. There cannot bo degree*, of impossibility. It is surprising to find this phrase in tho works of tho late Mark I'attison. "1 never romo.nbor." A favorite with statesmen, who aro fond of declaring, "I never remember a session of parliament which begun so auspiciously," Tho "never" is used to qualify tho orator's 10- mcmbrance, which is not his moaning. Let the equivalent of "I never remember, viz: "1 always forgot," bo substituted, and then noto what Uio orator says. "There is no doubt but that," etc. But" is not wanted, though generally used, "Laborious" for industrious, and "That OB without saying," aro v»ry vilo translations from tho French, and much liked by newspaper writers. "From whence," whore "whence" alone is required. "No single operation had failed t/ " etc. "Single" in such phrases in no mlvfc to the purpose than "double." • SIIICCHUSIIEU I'lIK MAS 11 UK. am vory sorry," said the editor kind: and pit n genuine sympathy, '• Whut is - *ame;>" Kxporlonce of u Young Ludy In tlio Struotu of Iloutoii The other day a little company of women who happened to bo from several different cities were gathered together in a San Francisco parlor; and their talk foil upon the funny experiences they had with the genus masher. One was an artist from Doston, and she told how she was making her way through tho widening slreots of the west end of tho Hub one stormy night. The wind was blowing a gale and tho rain was coining down in torrents, and she was beginning to wonder if she would never get ;iomo, when u voice at her elbow said: "Good evening, miss may 1 see you :iomo?" She stifled her impulse to run and also ier impulso to to poke him in the sevvor, ind turned.upon him a relieved and grate- 'uco, us she replied, modestly and politely: "Thank you very much, sir. If you will bo so good aa to e'lry my umbrella and help me along n little, I'll be e\ier so much oblige." He looked at hei quickly, just a bit surprised and shamefaced, and then he of- fored his arm and took her umbrella and conducted her to Imr own door as carefully and as considerately as her own brother could have done. Then he bowed politely aad said: "Miss, allow me to thank you for the lesson you have taught me to-night. I needed it. Good nLTit;" Two llrules Fight. HOT Si'uiNcs. Ark., April 1.—Pat Kerrigan, of Boston,and Tom MeManustlie "unknown," fought today for $3.500 a side and fifty per cent, of the gato receipts. Queensberry rules, four ounou gloves, Kerrigan forced the fighting from the bturt and punished MoWiMius severely. iMuManua most of the tnno vvds simply able to act n tha, deleave M n<J "

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