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THE UPPER DES MOINES, ALGONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1891. TUB HTTSKIS' BEE. hi hnskin' bee wn* over, ez the »nn wnz goin' down tn a yailjr blaze o' glory jlst behind the maples brown: The gsl» wn* gltttn' ready, 'n the boys wnz stand- In' by To hitch on whar they wanted to, or to kno.vtlie reafcbn why. Of til tbe pals what set aroun' the pile of corn thetday, A-twistln' off the rnetlin' hnaks ez ef 'twas only play. The peartest one of all the lot—'n they wnz pooty' tfto— Wnz Zury Hees, ' whose laffln eye end look ye through an' through. Now, it happened that Zury fonnd a red eat In the pile Afore we finished husktn', 'n ye orter soen her fmlle, Fur, o' course, she hed the privilege, ef she only diirc, ; To choose thf feller shu liked best 'n kiss him then'n there* ily I how we pnckered np onr lips 'n tried to look • onrbesi, Eachftfllcr wlnhenhe'd be the one picked out from . nil the rest Till Znr.v, after hangln' back a leelle spell or so, » Got nn and walked right over to the last one in the row. * She jtst reached down 'n teched her lips onto the ol' while lionet 0' Peter Sims, who's eighty year of he's a day, 'tis fiilil; She looked to sweet, ol' Peter tlio't an nngel conio . to my As how Ills harp wnz ready In the land 'o ternul day. ' , Mad? M'nll I chonld think I wnz; 'n I told her goln' home, As liow the way she 8be alighted me luicl made me porter plum. "Nlliai I didn't think she'd shake me right nfore the crowd— I wuzn't Koln 1 ter to stand It—'n t snld so pooty loud. • . in Zury dropped her luflln" eyes 'n whispered • to me low, "I didn't kiss ye Tote the crowd—'cause—'cause— I love ye so, 'N I thought you wouldn't mind It ef 1 kissed ol' Pete liit-tfiid, BecaiiBu i hu grave iu closin' jlst above his poor ol.' head. HVell—wlmmin's \rayu is queerfEometlmes, and we regard to this enPtnv. Is it because thej were on sod ground ? The following is Prof. 0<bnrn's reply: The etui 8 in the fOtntf Oi wereone of the species of scmibaled bretles and probably one of the Lnchnosternas or May beetle larva. These are so much alike, even tis adnlts, that it is sometimes difficr-lt to separate the species. The potntoes beinsr planted on sod ground is, in all probability, the main reason for their being so infested, but it is a little s'range that they should be so much worse at one end than the oilier, and it looks ns if th-jre might possibly be some traveling from the pasture land into the potato field. How much these giubs are capable of traveling we do not know, but it has generally been assumed that they do not go for from the point where the eggs are laid. Possibly there was some condition of the soil that induced the adults to deposit eggs more at the south end of the field before the sOd was turned. to the pound, 60 per Jlst \\l:iil'tta-tl)rnl)ljm' In Ihelr hearts whnn they net thus 'n HO— 41l I know Is, thiu when I bid good nlght'to Zury lives, " ' I loved her more than ever, 'n I'll never love her less. IPAKM NOTES. Advantage of Full 1'lowlng. It is belter to plow under .all green matter before frost than to allow it to die and dry. Greene manure decomposes easily, but plants that have become dry sometimes remain in tbe ground a long time before decomposing. It is also much better to plow in Hie ipJl if the land is heavy, in order to allow the Irost to a&sist in pulverizing the soil. Weight anil Yield of Kgg». Geese, four to the pound, 20 per annu-n. Bintams, sixteen to the pound, 60 per annum. Houdans, eight to the pound, 50 per annum. Guineas, eleven annum. Tuikeys, five to the pound, 3J to 60 per annum. Ducks, five to six per pound, 80 to GO pur annum. Polish, nbo to the pound, 150 per annum. Plymouth Rocke, eight to the pound, 100 per annum. Dark Bruh'mns, eight to the pound, and about, (0 per annum. La .Fleuhe, s;ven to the pound 13D nor annum. Crevcomrs, eev.ni to the pound. 150 per annum. Hamburg.*, nine to the pound. 150 per annum. Gatue fowls, nine to the pound, 130 per annum. Dominiq-ies, nine to the pound, 130 per annum. Blaul' Spanish, seven to the pound, 130 per annum. with di'gnst when he wifnessfBjhn movements of men and women in society is unknown to the child; the arts by whic'-i grown people nttempt (o deceive their neighbors and win admirers never enter the mind of ibs innocent child. Of the vires which blacken and blast so many older souls they nj-e totally ignorant, and their unperverted minds'are open to receive every lesson of go.dness and every impression of love. To escape from the hollow pretense of social IHe, tbe suspicious guz.; of the busy world, the crooked ways of business and the dark schemes of political strife to the artle e s, honest, sincere and pure compansionship of children, is like passing from the chilly blaslsof December into the genial atmosphere of June. It would be well both for tbe childi-eti and adnlts if they mingled more together than the customs of advanced civilization sanction. THE BETTER. R.Vdod Cake. To 3 teacu fuls of bread sponge, take 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of shoftening, (either butter or meat trying.-), 1 teppoonful of soda, 1 teacu pful of seeded raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Mix and let rise a little and then bake. 'Tl« better And better bipak: Better a nvit at the fireside clnd, Than In outer chambers slink*. , though the font bp Mfl, to love, though iho heart shonld to shiver and . Better to toll, thonch the hand? be tlreil, Tlmn fold ihem.ldly while others! toll: For onr lives are f olif nnd onr labors hired, And there are other tur-ke (him tilling the I'lohvlctl Boil ecgs 15 to 20 minutes; remove the shells, stick 3 or 4 cloves in each, place them in a j-ir and pour over hot vinegar in which a f ^w pepper corns and. whole cloves are scalded. Cover and in a few days they will bo ready for use. I'olalo I'll IT Two cups of mashed potato (that has bren put through soivr) season with salt, jind pepper, stir in two tabietpoonfuls of butter, beat to a cream, add two well benten eggs and one cup of cream. Pour into a baking diah, and bake in a hot oven. There are works to be spoken, and wheat to •If', And Korrowfnl tears to b« wlp'd »wny; There's the w-pary load we may help to' lift, And hearts to cheer on their lont-ly way; There's a pillow to place 'neath the drooping head In Its weary slnmner on life's weary sand; There are hearts a» well as months to be fed; There are souls beseeching a friendly hand. 'Ti« not alone In 'the strife for wealth That the feet should bu swift, and tbo muscles strong; Onr pnuU uhonld go out to the sick in health. And the poor In their struggle with riches nnd wrong, Tis better to love, thongh the heart shonld break, And bettor to work, tlioueti we work In vain; 'TIs betier to dwell In a hnvol than make A pnlaceof pride on another's pain. For the master stands while tho reapers bend In the runptn ftubbln with sickle and seed, A hit III* smile I." swei-t when lie sees us lend A helping hand to n fnnl In need. 'Ti« bftier to love as lie lov'd en earth, To wash I hi* feet and pour Ihe oil: Betternevor bo born than to boast of birth, And be drunken with wine while others toil. The train was late that morning nnd for nearly nn hour he sat. there. He finu\7 it must bo already nine o'clock, and ho wondered if sonv other boy had been hired to fill tho pluce he l>nd only an hour before been so Mire of. In spiff ot himself,the great tears would co.ne to his eyes. The low rumbling of the (rain at last roused him from the despair into winch ho was fast f illiug. Springing to his feet ho exclaimed: "I wish I had a red flag, an' I'd stop the train easy enough." Then his eye fell on his scarf. It was large, and of a bright red color. The next moment he hud cut a long gtir.k nnd stretched his scarf to its widest .capacity over ono end, forming a wide flag He "now hurried down the track toward the coming train, moving the scarf to and fro as ho had often seen the flag- man do. Un came the train; now it was near enough for the engiueerto plainly see him. Tho next instant a prolonged whistle which Bennie know meant "down brakes" rang on the air and he jumped from the track. Tho cars shot by him, but came to a stand still near tho curve. The engineer sprang from his cab, askinc: VVfcll, my boy. What is it?" Bennie and hi* mother have already moved into their comfortable homo nt the village nnd he is busy at work in the store. Ht> studios lmn.1 clonings, and hones to thoroughly mas t the business he has entered. He sins: "I just did that morning what t knew was my duty, and all came out right in tho end." So it will altars. Leghoais, nine to the pound, 100 to 200 per annum. Black, White and Buff Codling,' eight to the pound, 100 or less per annum. ', . ° e fc'6T' ) 0(: tho modern improved breeds of fowls ( huve gained one third in.weight, as compared with epg< formerly liidhad. Light B rah mas and partridge Cochins' eags-, beven to the pound. They lay 80 to 100 pc-r annum, ot even more.ac'crrdintr to the treatment and keeping.—Fanciers' Journal.. rrofitublo Stock liaising. One of the wajs which you can, help to moke ycur stock-keeping profitable inis winter.will be to hold over no more' animals than you can profitably and comfort' ably shelter. It is sorry business to feed good hay and grain to shivering cattle in a bleak barnyard. Keep no more'than you can put in warm and secure stalls ns toon as snow flips and cold winds begin to blow. This will be a poor year to burn feed for fuel. .TV Selecting Seed Corn. It would ho no hnrui to save seed corn enough for two or three years. It is Rel- dom that coin reaches such perfection as it has the present year. Select good tips, and, what is of equal importance, straight, rows to tbe butt, and no more in number there than on the rest of the car. Green manuring makes a spreading* cob 'af, the butt, superphosphate a small cob that will dry. THK HOUSEHOLD. 1 Ask No Kest. .TAMliB II. CAI1I.E. Head, hnmU wen i y. ir .1 ,, Myo"l porn-pres iMy llrod boily down litu's hi Idrag, nor rest. and feet and lieait arc weak and hway dreary I, too, have toiled when toil was vain and mock- Ing, In wnys'unb'pj-t; I have eown KO-tl and s^en disaster stalklii", Kongli o'er my best. I've tilled ami tended, full of joyous lioniii" Thill Iflionlilreii],; " Autumn and winiur s w, nnu left me croning Look Out lor Vermin. It is now time to look out for tho small vermin that annoy the fowls and largc-r stock and if not prevented will keep them in poor condition all through the winter. It was paid years ago that onions were distasteful to air kinds of -lice and modern txporiinee confirms it.' To keep a supply of this odorous vegetable on hand for this use is desirable. If the water in which they have been boiled is used to sponge the animals with and it is well brushed into the coat the lice,will leave and stay away.. Good O:ire. Good care is even more of a factor in making the dujry profitable than is good feed. The good car? costs BO little more than poor care that the results go almost wholly to the profit account. Grooming, BO as to keep the skin clean and free from all accumultions of > filth, and fresh, clean, dry bedding, will help increase the quan- And yet I ask no r=et: my one petl'lon Of S:il)bn Ill's Lord Is that my labor t-lnll Imvu iliu fruition Pledged in Ilia Word. That when I toll mid urivo Ills truth believiii", T . , . TriislliiL'tlinii'ili w.'iik, It shall bo mind to know a o ru leceivlii" Of iliat lueek. • " The Kraciotia iirnmiso elvou by'the Teacher Maiidn wi-ll ntten'il lill lis fnlllllHii not dcuih iior any other creature Can give mo rest. Noman will keep 'right who. does not deculb that ho will always do right. No man ouifht to hnyn n bi ttpr place who is not faithful in his present one. "Tho best education in the world," said Wendell Phillips, "is that got by struggling to got a living." Whatever hapens to mo each day is my daily bread, provided 1 do not refuse to take it from thy hand and to feed upon it. — — Eonelon. Tho man who is alwavs around, k the , ... , , ..... -,-• , one who thinks he wouldn t, huvo beon tity and time. the quantity of the aiijk every llumiug Strawberry Beds. Experiments prove that after the ground becomed frozen strawberry beds may bo turned orer^with advantage. The method is to lay straw on the rows, or leaves or dried grass may answei, and burn every inch of tlio rows. It assists in •destroying th'e feeds of weeds, does not harm the strawberry plants, and the bed is all lhn better for the burning over in the spring. It is certainly an advantage to clean tho rows in this manner, and thofe. who have te^ed tho .method claim that the 1 old strawberry beds will last much longer by being so treated, producing near y as well us young pleats. £ay Your flaus. _ It is time now to lay your plans if you intend to have cows "come in," just when the pastures are getting dry and the "springers" begin to fail. If you do not own a good bull, tiuje m»y be found now, and the weather is cooler than in June, so jou can reach one. Evi-ry young animal should be learned to lwM»y the halter when final I, and then a cow can be led for milts behind a wagon without danger of overturning it or knocking her horns off. tho same mistake you did, if he had in vour place. Faith draws the poison from every grief, takf-s the sting from every loss, and quenches the tiro of every pain, and onlv faith cai, dp it.—J. G. Holland. "Thou visitest the earth, and wnterest if; thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water; thou prep irest them corn when thou hast so provided for it; thou crowuest the year with thy goodness." llronkfHHt Tonst. Dip each slice of bread—untoasted—in sweer, milk, then in a batter consisting of one beaten egu-, ono cup sweet milk, one lublespoonful flour, and a little pepper and salt. Fry to a light brown in butler, uiing a priddlo or frying pun, and turning an ono would griddle cakes. Vienna Ciiko. _ Take a aree round sponge cake and cut it_ carefully into thin slice.-; spread each MliC'i.witn u layer of strawberry, raspberry and apricot jam, at d then pluce them in i heir orifrinul form; bent the whites of tnrte e>/gi very suff with three table- spcontui<i of sugar added, spread this over the cake, sil't sugar on the whole and put into a cool oven to hirden; use care tout the meringue does not becjmo too brown. To Servo With Turkey. There are some things, that are understood by most people to be necessary ad • juncts of the roast turkey, among'them being giblet sancp, cranberry snuco, celery and CHrtuin kinds of Vc'getubles, savs Maria P,irlon in her u'epartuannt in the Liriios Home Journal. For a chniige ono might hive mushroom or rlns'-.nut MIUCO and currant jHly. Th" c L'ry mi.jrht be cur, into pieces iiboiu tbive inches 1 ing Vitul then be cut into narrow strii s, placed in iced water t'jr two or three hours, iu;cl then terved on a bed of ice. IWe are some combinations of vegetables appropriate to servo with roa4 turkey or chicken: Plain boiled potnfons, pquash cauli- fbwer with white sauce. Potato bulls or cubes with parsley but>or, e-'culoped tomatoes, spaghetti with Bechamel sauce. • Piain boiled potatoes, psoaloped ssveot potatoes, mashed turnip?, French peas. Casserole of potatoes, creamed onions, Li'iia beans in while sauce. Stewed celery with creum or Bechamel sauce, mashed p'otntocR, Eq-msh. E«caloped cauliflower, potato timbiile, vegetables a In jardiniere. Plain boiled pitatoe?, squash, cauli- llowp.r with white saiice. Potatoes', boiled onions in cream sauce, ginz"d sweet potatoes. Macedoine of vegetables, potato corquet- tes, macaroni with brown ttiuce. Mr. Grub Worms in Potatoes. Exchange. M. P.^Crittenden, of Humboldt, Iowa, sent to Prof. Herbert Osborn. cf the Iowa agricultural Qcellege, at Ames, samples of grub worms that were infesting bis potatoes, with the following statement of facts: , v ' 1 be potatoes were planted on sod ground R little sandy,'rows of potatoes about fifteen rods long, north and south, south end joins the pasture. Worm, are .worst *tj the pouth end. None found at north end aud potatoes not -lumaged at north end; potatoes me nearly ruined at couth end. I found as high as fourteen worms in a single hill. They eat large holes iu the potatoes. Please give me the facts in A Renefncitnr. He who destroys an evil in his own nature gives a good influence to all time. He who reverses Universe heredity is a bene factor of generations. Over all the terrible facts that science reveals in regard to crime is the antidote of faith ami spiritual renewals. Audi he is indeed a celestial knight who changes the current of evil heredity into streams of good, and it is such moral heroism that the .new era will recognize and crown.—Heze'kiah Butterworth, Tilttlo Things, Litlle words are the sweetest to hear; litll« charities fly farthest and stay longest on the wing; little Jakes ure the stillest; lit le hearts are' the fullest, nnd litlL farms are, the best tilled. Little books are the most road, and little songs the dearest loved. And when nature would make any- especially rare and beautiful, she makes it littlo,—little pearls, little diamonds, little dews_. Avar's .is a model prayer; but then it is a little one, und (he bur' den of the petition is for but little. The sermon on the mount is liltle, but the last dedication discourse was an • hour. Life is mt.de up of littles; death is what remains of them all. Day is made up of little beams, and night is glorious with little stars. TIIE STATUK OWJ.1UKBTY. Multitudes of Bird* >utr»ot«il to it by tlie lilecu-Ic Lights. A few evenings ago I took th- steamer, with a party ot naturalists, to Bedlo.e's Island, as the electric light; Rt the top of the statue are known to attract multitudes of birds every spring and fall. There had been col U weather for a few days before, and millions of birds were hastening south. We obtained u permit and went up to the topraoso gallery of the statue, and waited. The n ght had not far advanced when all the heavens seemed to bs come full of wings, which produced a tempest of whirring sound. Then c.ime the calls of the leaders, and they rang out so clearly that they could be heard for half a mile through the storm. The responses we e fainter than the signalling cries, but they wers quite definite. The object of the calls, of course, was to keep the flocks to- arether, for, as could be seen through strong glasses, birds of a hnndrea species were driving along on the breast of the slorni. All that came near .the statue hovered around the light in'large circles, buc some of tbein struck, against tho bronze or stone. Ihero were sand-pipers of every kind, "peeling, peeting," as they went; goldan- wings and other woodpeckers, with their loud and rather hoarse crieKj- warblers of every kind—and their signalling ran through a wide gamut of siuiids—thrushes, robins, meadow lurks, nuthatchere, and congregations of bobolinks that filled the Bonnie Waters gut up at daylight that morning to build the fire and warm the room tor his mother, who was not strong and found the. keen air of the cnrly spring so trying in their rudely built cabin, a few miles out oa the plains, from the village. All the \iuio ho was about this labor of love, he was thinking of tl o fortunate opening likely to be his that day. lie had been searching for something to do in the village, f jr matters were gutting ferious in their littlo home. The mother had been sicKso long, and their expen-os had been so heavy, that the littlo they hud saved ngninst a time of need was now completely gone. Next to nothing ro- uinined for them to live upon, and, if possible, he must find work of some kind to keep actual want from tho door. So for two or three days previous to thin moming b,i had been looking for work, but without success. Ho was either to young or not strong, enough, or they had no work for a boy, and ho had become will-nigh discouraged .The evening before, however.jiut as he was about to give rp trying further for that duy, he had stepped into tho store of Field & Swinburne, huidware dealers, and asked if they needed a boy. Ho was shown into the office, where he found Mr. Swinbuine alone. Tnnt gentleman, after mnldnir pome inquiries us (o Btinnie's age, and where ho lived, said: "Yes, we do need a boy; but Mr. Field is now cut of town. You may come tomorrow, however at nine o'clock, and we will se3 what can bd done for you. Mind nbw, and bo on time, as we shall hire the first boy that comes along." "What wages would you be apt to pay?' 1 Bonnie ventured to ask. , "Oh! two or three dollars a week," answered Mr. Swinburn, carelessly. "It depends altogether on how well yen work." So Bennie built the fire, and busied himself in cooking tho potatoes—all that they hnd for breakfast—happy at the prospect before him; and sure that ho .would do his best to earn the highest wages suggested. On that amount ho felt confident liis mother and hiins,olf could, with proper care live comfortably until she was able to work again. The br akfast—if a dish of potatoes can bo called breakfast—once ready, ho went to tho door of his motherXroom und called her. ''Only think mother," ho exclaimed, as they sat dowri at the table, I'm to have work to-day; and if I'm worth it, I'm to have three dollars a week, and that'll bo enough for us (olive on." "Yes, indeed!" responded his mother. "But I fear you are too young to und.;r- lake so much; above nil, to take your long walk after each days work." "0!i, I can stand it easily enough, nrlher," he asserted, confidently. When the poor little meal was finished, he brought in several huge armfuls of wood, and arranged, as far as possible, for his mother's cofuiort throughout the day, and then put on his coat and started. "Hero is your scarf, Bennie," said his mother, calling him bock, "It may be chilly as you walk home to-night, and you will need it " He laughingly took it, not realizing then how it would be of special service to him an hour later. It was not yet eight o'clock, and ha had ample time to reach tho village before the appointed hour, The imst direct way was down the railroad truck; and he hurridly tripped over the ties, as happy ns a boy could well be. Within a mile of the villasre tho track- made a sharp turn to the right, 'and entered what was known as II en way's cut, where the road-bed had -been blasted through solid rock for a number of rods. As Bennie reached the curve, ho, its a precaution, glanced buck along the track to be sure the 8:45 passeneer train was no where in sight, and then' entered the cutaway. When about half way through, how- "Just stop nround this curve, and you'll see for yourself," answered Bonnie. The engineer, fireman, comluotor, and a crowd of passengers hurried into the cut- way, and a moment later stood by the boulder. "Itisabig morning's work you have done, mv lad," tho c inductor at leimth said, ''Had we comn round Hint curve and stove fullforco into that rock, thcro would hr.vo lieon terrible work here. How came you to discover.it?" So BL'nnio brii Ily told his story. "1 was going to work for Fiulil & Swin- burno down at ScoUvill this morning nt nine o'clock, and loft our cabin back hero a couple of nttlus to go there. Whim I got hero 1 saw tho rock and I knew I ought" I o sta^- to give you warning. Though I s'posu I have lost uiy place by it," ho added ro- groi hilly. "How is Uial?"iiskcd a tall finely dressed g-.'ntli-mnn, standing by. ''Why, Mr. Swinburne suid 1 was to bo there en time," answered I)i>nnio, "or else they should hire some other boy." Tho conductor now decided Hint, with enough men and proper too's, the obstruction could bo removed in nn hour or two at the furthorcst, nnd dispatched n messenger to the village for them. Ho nlto ii'J- vised thri piissengcrj to return to tho curs, and nmku . UuimsulvuH as couifoi table as possible during tho delay. Then u gentleman spoke up enthusiastically. "Lot ua mnko up a purse for tho lad. Here are five dollars towards it." A hat was pnsi-ed amonurtho•passengers, and a few minutes later tho gentlemen announced : "Wo have got a hundred dollars. Now where is the boy V" He could not bo found; but a brnlcenmn finally said: "1 saw him yo off towards tho villngo with tho man tho conductor sent uown then.-." '•He'll be buck this wny by nnd by, likely ns not," said tho conductor, "'it riot, it ran bo Icf; at tho ScoLUvillo depot for him." It was true Brinnio hastened rff to tho store before some ono ul.so was eimnged. But in this ho wns disappointed.' For, as ho entered Mr, Swinburne'* oflisa that gontlemnn looked up ut him iind curtly said: "You nro too late, sir; F engngod another lad half nn hour ago. Li.'iirn next time to bo 'punctual at tho appointed hour." Poor Bennie! Without offering a word of explanat on, ho loft tho store nnd hurried off homo, lie had no heart to look elsewhere for work Unit duy a.1, loitst. lie know ho had done right, that his mother would approve of hid course. Still ho could not got over tho. great di.snpnoint- mont that had come to him. What in tho world should they do now for bivndi 1 As ho n'acced the cutaway, he found the .men busily blasting tho boulder to piece's and paused to watch tlwm. Win o he stood there, theco/iductoc caught sight of him. "Look here, youngster," ho said "aren't you tho boy that stopped the train?' 1 "Yes, sir," promptly responded Bonnie, "Well,"he went on, "thoro is a gentleman up at the, cars that wishes to see you. _ Wondering what could be wanted of him Bonnie went up to the train, clambered into the parlor car and asked: "Is there a man hero who wants to seo TVhPn tti« Duy U Uono. How quiet the house is at night. The people who talk nnd laugh nnd sini? in it every di.y are asleep, nnd the peopln who fell asleep in it long ago come back into it. Kvery house ha* these two classes of tenants. Do wo IOVM best those with whom we can talk and laugh and sing, or the dear silent ones who come to noiselessly to our side and whisper to us in faint, sweet, far away whispers that havo no sound, so that wo only henr their very stillness. 1 am not tired, but n.y pen is weary. Ik falls from my fingers and 1 rnise my bend. I start to leave the table ana my eyes full upon a littlo book lying on the floor. It is a little "First Header." He left it there this afternoon. I remember just how I was impatient because ho could not read the simple littlo k-sson, tuch an c-ioy lesson, and I told him it was a waste of timo to tuacti him, and pushed him aw.iy from me. I it-member now. mei 1 " Yes, sir," exclaimed a gentlcmiin, Value of Children. It is strange that BO many men and women are destitute of a due appreciation of cuildhood. It has been but a short time tince they were children, aud yet they seom to have lost all sympathy with the life of childhood, nnd outside of their own households they (scurcnly notice or care for a child. The most eKiilted pleasures may be found in ass-jciatinjj with children, and the most •viiluable improvement may be derived from a frequent study of their characters and rxperiencee. If the Jcv'megg of heaven is reflected anywhere on eurth, it is in the life of tbe child into whose mind no impure thought has yet entered. The affection which fiila one air with hurricanes of lov-ly music as they swept by. Sometimes a huge black cloud passed along, and ttu glasses showed that they were blackbiids. but they did not chatter as they do on tbe edge of the forest. The leaders made all'the noiae nnd preserved order. J know not how many flocks wi-nt by of teal, wood duck, black duck, mergansers, curlew, snipe, plover, pewees, phoo'je-bird:!, and what not; but none could mistake the kingfishers as they went, with their scolding laughter, thr u»n the dark. ° We caught a score or so of the birds in nets and in our hats, and kept them till the moraine, after which we released them. And all through the night bats chased and feasted upon the silly moths I hut gathered around the spikes of electric flime. A large number of birds lay dead upon the grats in the niornintr, having struck the »>ta(ue. Quo morning shortly nfter the statue w as put up, over a thousand birds WITO picked up; but latterly they seem to be aware <1 tl»« dunger, and »iot' nearly so many aro Itil fid against this tall obstruc- U? n -—Edmund Collins, in Harper's Weekly. , ever, he suddenly stopped, for in front of him lay a largo boulder, which had fallen from the cliff above, and completely blocked the passage. But it was possible to clamber over it, and Bennie began to do BO. Then he as quickly got down again, the thought bad come to him that the train, No. 27, IJcom- ing around the curve at full speed, would not have time to come to a full Btop be- , dropping his paper and springing to his feet. "Wo all want to see you. Wo want to thank you for your unselfish conduct this morning, and give you this roll of bills as a token of o r appreciation of your act." And he handed Bennie the money. "I didn't expect nothing," said Bonnie, modestly and ungrammatically. "1 didn't just like to see the Iruin b.mted." "We cm well afford to give this monry to you," replied thn gontluman, kindly; for some of us would have doubtluss lost our lives but for you, and had tho I fro tho flush uomo into tlio little tired face, iho brave, chocrful look in his eves, his mother's bn.vo, patient clu'crfiilnes". struggling with his disappoint muni, and pain. I see him lie down on the lloor and tho littlo face bond over tho troublesome lesson, Mich iisimplp, eiify lesnon, any bain might read it, I'liwi, nficr a littlo sini^firlpalono it has to bo inven up, and tho bnlll id littlo soldier, with one more npponltng look toward mo for ro enforcements, sighs and «ors away from tho lesson he cutinot road to tho piny Unit comforts him And thcro lies HID litre book jm-t as lie loft it. Ah, me, 1 could Itiir-ol down nn,l kif's it now. as though it wrro living nnd loving. Why, what's my "timo worth to me to- dnyV What was there in the book I wanted to road, one-half si precious to mo ns one cooing word from Um prattling lips that quivered when I iiirnedawav. 1 halo tho byolc I wad? I will ncvor'look nt it ngnin. W ( >ro if, tho lust bock in tlio world, I think I waulil burn it. All its gracious words are lios. 1 say to you, though nil mon praise tho boo-, nnd, though an hour ago I thought It oxcullcnt, I eny to vou there is poison in ils hateful pages. Why what can 1 barn from books " that, baby lips can not tench mo? To you it now I want to go to tho door of hid room nnd listen; the houso is so still; majbcliom not bronthinjr. Why, if lietwcen my book nnd my buy I choose my book, why ulionld not God leave mo with my boolis? My liatoful books. But, I wns not harsh. 1 WIIH only n liltlo impntionf. Ducnnao his loswon was so easy, so simplo. Ah mo, thcro worn two of us trying lo rea-l HIH afternoon. Thoro were two .easy, simple IISSOIIH. Mine wns such a very simple, i-n*y, pleasant, loving oi.o to learn. Just a lino, just a throb of palii'nco, of gentleness, of lovo, (hut would linvo made my own heart glow nnd Inuuh nnd sing. Tho tellers weroro largo nnd plain, tho words KO eupy nnd the Hi'iitonccs so t-hort. Aiiil I ? Oh, pity 1110, I unused ovcry word. I did not rond ono lino aright. See, hul-e w my copy now; all blurred nnrl bliBlc-ied with Usars und heiirt- noho, all marred and misspelled inul blot- l«l. 1 nin iiHliiimed to t-how it to tlio Mimler. And yet 1 know ho will lio patient with me, Mcnow how loving nnd gentle ho will bo. Why, How putiontly-uiul loving all lhi'80 years ho liiis boon leaching mo this simple IOSKOII I failed to learn to day. But when my lilllo pupil slumHrd on a tiinirlo word—is my timo, thon, so irmrh more precious limn -the Mahler's thnt I iMinnot teach tho littlo lessons more than once? Ah, friends, we do not wnulo time when wo plait Kjoiirgos for om-MjIvcR. Tlu-so hurrying diiys, I huso bu«y, imxioiiH. t-hrowd ninbilUnH limes of ours aro wiibted when they tuko onr liourfs away from patient guMlcnesH, and givnns f'amn for Invo and gold for kissed S.-mo. duy, then, when our hungry souls will hcek for bicad, our Hellish .good will give us u stone. Life is not a deep, profound, perplexing problem. It is n nininle, pimy lesson, men us nny chihl may rond. You can not find its solution in tho ponderous tomes of HID old I'nlhiTH, tho philosophers tho investigators, tho theorists. It is not on your book- Khelvo-i. But, in tho wnrimwtcorner of tho most unlettered heart it, (/lows in letters that tho blindest may road; a sweet, plain, simplo, ovisy, loving lesson". And. when you have learned it, brother of mine, tho world will bo bettor and happier.—R. J. Burdetle. - - JSccriiU lo Men. over- fore reaching the obstruction, and a smash-up more or less terrible in its results, was inevitable, unless some one gave the warning. But if ho waited to warn the train of the danger, he would not reach the village ut tbe appointed hour and might lose the place. Indeed, Mr. Swinburne said if he was not there on time they should hire some other boy. There was not time enough to go on to the village and have some one sent to flag the train, at least it would be a tremendous risk to do so. The first house back up the track was a full mile away and to go there and leave word to stop the train would also make him late at the store. For a moment he hesitated. More than this; he actually left the cutaway and went a short distance up over tbe cliC toward the highway. Then}he came back to the track and with quivering lip sat down. He knew it was his duty whatever his personal sacrifice to stay there and warn tho train. "1 can't leave here," he resolutely said, even if I do not get work and we have to beg." turned cars taken fire in that cut, none of us could have escaped." With joyful heart Bonnie now hastened home. Nor wiis his joy any less when his mother, after listonirg to his story, said"I would rather a son 'of mine should do his duty, even if it forced ua to 'bog, than to have secured the best position by a dishonorable act." But tho good flowing forth from Bonnit's lint-elfish net did not end here. Tho very next morning, ,is bo was cutting wood at the dour, a yontlomau rode up and linked,— "An; y >u Bonnie Waters?' 1 "YHH, sir," replied (ho astonished boy. "Well, here's >i letkr I wu asked to leave here," said tho man handing it tp him. ' It bore tho heading of "Field fy Swinburne," and read:— SCOTTSVILLK, KY. Mr. Bennie Waters:—Dear Sir,—Mr. Field of the firm was upon the train you so bravely warned of its danger yesterday, regardless of your loss. We have decided that we have a place in our store for a boy Ijkeyou; and we will furnUh your moth»r a tenement in the village, rent free, and allow you at first fivo dollars a week. 1 trust you will bo magnanimous enough to overlook tny unpardonable curtncss of yesterday; for, mid;you explained the cause of your iklay, we should have hired you then und there. At your purjiest convenicncci let us know vour decision. Ilc-Bjirclfiilly your*. GICOBCJE A. SWIKDUKN. • Firm of Field & Swiuburn. It is the mistake of a lifetime to give a man any liberty which you would not want known, und to expect him to keep tin) matter a secret, suys E la Wheeler Wiloox in The Ladies' Ik ma Journal. The exceptional man will Bonn-times hide the indiscretion of n young girl whom be believes spoku or aulid Irani ipnorancu; but tho uvoriiKU man, in the highest Hie wnne as in tho lowest walks of lili;, boasts (i hia suecessis with foolish women, and the rendezvous, tlm loiter, the embrace, or the *ojvonir whifh eho has given him, thinking it will never bo known to others than themselves, is shortly the matter of gossip among u dozen people. Women hide tin-ir secrets far better than men do. They feur the censure of Die world tco much to fclwre their errors (.f indiscretions aud confidants. But men are almost invariably vain mid proud of their.conquests, und relate their achievements wild tho fair sex to one or two admiring frievidw. They may not use names, but let the incidents once be told, it is an easy matter to disc-over tho personage i£ one is ut all curious to do to. The only wuy to keep men from betraying our indisi-retioxiu is not to commit the-'ui. I t-'iic-e made these jetunrks in the presence of several latlk-f, and one of them replied, "that r-he was glut! she had never geen acquainted with tlie class of men I knew." At the sumo tune that lady'g namo had been u<i;d highly in u club room not a week previous and her indiscreet actions had bien couiuwnted on by "the class of men" she did know. Get JteuUy (or Winter, Look out well row for young cattle, colls uml sheep. Don't wait until the (.now flies betoro jou (ret ready for the young things pnd tie obligt-d to nearly frctza youi>elf whiln nailing up a placei tho very cold day they want to bf> token, finally to whiter quarters, but commence to mo boards and nails, \.ulty aud glass jl'ust an soon us your oropb aie Lai vested, Then you c:vu|be piepariug yonrwu ter fire wood in tho wooils, or waking logging roads und akld-wajs, when tbte^ days come.