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My GnimlinoHiPt-'fl Wnflfe JuVbn. $ llot p' cl *»«lp Iron lmnir« imi$f tif?g *lMr8, •?' A Flmpl" tmnnirnmnnt. r,r rtl,.,„/,,,,!.. Lu ALflOITA ^ .«&, . .jthu; .......AAd , f "iiii- " r " l "* emont ls '' 6t " u " 4 Tll1cc ' t " lt ' s 80 lnzy JrOI( of diamonds iffr cflmonntof Imtto I'ul, as j-dii elt with vou IK .1* J "" UNI, -. v * j To th i nit \vliiit IB liitt'ful totmttna wit eoiif thnl 11,6 pljff ust, have H Hi' dna's so heavy, <vllli iJoilii J-oii rulsi & aa •» Biioonfut of snlf or clso you won't "«N '/I 11 " "'' w ' 11 ' a stir and a c'liltcr, aS.if'"? t'*' c ' a8fetl iron; bo direful, don't rjpiirti.'ri Imd almost foffi-ottcn tlie tiieltoil, 1 honl- lt« fleroo iTfidfo, l.liero, I biilloi-i Horn It, Is, duly Bpntlnr. in that Lot bud of ooids not forgottliiff to turu T(>u mX t ti° IcverIy hlllc01 lllk ' tlff ° aro not to K ° W 'tt f whi"'^' ls lllcl-0 not ""J 00 ' 1 eomottilng Jn miiklnif uad tmldutf an otd-ruslilonod Waffle? But the old wnfllo Iron iiniiKS under tlio Blairs. Hliiuro'"'"""'''"" 10 " 1 of dluu >«""'8 mid And .iSJi." 11 tho ovo " ts whloh lts history niiHrr minici'eM. his willfully. "It would 8" i!<! broke of}' sharply, smiled bro v n> himself; then, with a gfiitihgjoa nl«; motion wont down the cnrrido dMnppcaringTn n mnmunf roiitu! on of i1n$ iimny quaint ti - • i" THAT WICKED BOB. In an flugimitly-furnished room three girs wore seated, busily uxaminlnu- and criticising sundry patterns ofsilE and plhor delicate fabrics that lay uo- on I he table. J p "I think I shall decide IIDOU this blue crnpo." tho fairest girl rem'arked, holding tho pale-colored material against her chin. "It suits me. does it not, Manrery?" "Bountifully!" Margery responded; then, with a half sigh and a half laiiu-h she added, "How nice for you to have so many pretty now drosses; I be<«-in to envy you, Violet I" ° "Your turn will come," Violet said, loaning indolently back in her chair: you Will marry next, Margery, and unless 1_ am much mistaken tho happy niau is at this very moment beneath our. roof." , Margery reddened, and gave a pnmd little toss of her head, nor was her confusion lessened by the laughter of her companions. ,.'••.' "You are so absurd, Violet!" she remarked. in a tone of reproof; "there is no_ono here whom I ilm likolv to marry. . - \ Violet, drew herself suddenlv erect ami gassed at her friend with a wise expression in her eyes. _ "How about ; Colonel HardwickP H o is handsome, rich, and a hero, and since his arrival has shown a marked pref.sreuco for your society. You are dillicult to please, Mar<re'ry, I know but Miirely you uail tind "no" fault with the colonel?'' ' . "No," Margery admitted, reluctantly; "except that he is a. .little conceited." About fifteen minutes later, O>lone Hardwick, lying in a semi-somriolei slate on a comfortable coiich biiiieat one of the stained windows, was rouse by I.ho sound of h, woman's silken skii • siting close to him. Ho lay perfectly still, not curioti onoil'jrli toopon.hls eyes; he heard th . approaching, and a faint perfum )f heliotrope was wafted to his hos tnls, then someoue bent over him, am i soft, quick kiss was pressed ou hi m>w. It cost him an effort not to move Imi kiss scorned to solid an electric •uirenl through his veins,and his hear vas strangely stirred. Ho waited, his ye* tight shut, and his breath coin in" cgnlarly from his lips, until he felt he vas safe; then, with groat caution he lifted Ins eye-lids stilliciently to disco, n the slowly receding figure. A girlish form, clad in a trailing dress of rich grey silk; " ' ** was partly concealed " scarf, but Oolong (Mill!!lit a glimpse of •blur, eyes, and a few of.brown, -Little witch! 1 ' he thought, mnilinir; then a passionate lijrht sprang lo hit eyus. mid he "Manrery, bwent darliiijt-!" ~ ' Ho dro.s.-ied for dinner the head bv a white lace Hard wick just a pair of brMit thick short curls my 'that night vitn unusual care, and before descending to tho dining-room placed a small of heliotrope iii his button-hole. His face, generally so grave wore a very tender expression, a tenderness which deepened when he found him«elf near Margery. Ha noticed, wilh intense satisfaction, that she was dressed. in grey, and amongst tho cluster of roses at hoi- breast was mingled a little heliotrope. Presently Bob, who had been sittitW raihwr quiet, nodded across the table at the colonel, with one of his most knowing smiles., , : "By the way. colonel, I caught you napping this afternoon." ho saiTl loud enough for all to hear. "It's a »-ood ihiug tho girls wore busy elsewhere, br ••Conceited!" Violet exclaimed, with profound indignation; "did you hear h(M, Ellin? Colonel Hardwick Willed? Why he is one of the con- most modest and unaffected men I have ever known!" : "I.only wish |,o would fall in love with me," Eflje chimed in, with a pretty pout; "but no such luck! When you^are near, uo ones cares to look at "It is a good thing Tom couldn't obtain leave of absence, then," Marn-ery observed, drylv. " Ellio shrugged her shoulders, aud a, smile dimpled over her face. • Oh, Tom! 1 don't count him," she answered. "He's a stupid follow, and thinks there is uo one like me iu tho world." "An opinion others seem to sharp," Violet said, in a soft whisper. "Poor Tom!" "I'm suro you Ellin bo. another you might have had a line lot of "loves to buy." • e , Colonel Hardwick laughed quietly. "I think I have one pair to buv." ho answered, and. looked at Mar<'ery with H" niuch meaning in his eyes that she blushed hotly, and felt uncomfortably .00reused without knowing why. Tho next day, as Violot^sat alone, in her room, just before .dinner, she was surprised to see Margery enter, looking curiously white, and beariu«- a pretty, hand-painted box in her hand. "Canyon understand it?" she ox. claimed, her tones low and concen- Iratml, aud she flunsr the box on Violet's lap. "Someone has been play- me a trick, I should think." Violet glanced at the beautiful while gloves aud at tho card slipped beneath -ootne hnr. *'"lf 1 havrt^ Vn.-WleSn mistake. I t beg vour pardon, a'ltho'ugh I have been living in n fool's paradise siitcB yesterday, bulioving you cared for me a little." , Margery's sobs grew less bitter, and her'head drooped until it touched his .breast. "What made you think it was me?'* she asked. "You had on the grey silk I saw you in at dinner last night; and as you bent over me I smolt the heliotrope yon w«re wearing. Besides. 1 recognised your eyes—there are none so blue and beautiful in the honsu." For'an instant Margery remained lost in thought, then she raised her head, a light of understanding on her face. It must have been Bob. that horrid Bob;" she cried. "He is my Imlsrht. and his eyes are like mine. Now I know why my dress was so crumpled when I went to pnt'it on, and why my laco wrap was torn!" She broke off, and becoming sutlden- y aware that Colonel Hardwick's arms vero still enfolding her, made an of- ort to release herself. But he oulv teld her. closer. 1 will not let j'ou go until you have aid that you have forgiven me. I vill not then let you go until you have aidjhatybu love me!" he whispered, mssionately. "My own dear love, hat wicked Bob shall not part ns; wo vill give his jest a happy ending." Margery gaznd at him shyly; then a-r eyes fell before the ardor she saw u his. But ho was waiting, and her loait pleaded strongly for him; so that t last, with a sisrh and a smile, she >flly murmured— "1 do love you, and it grieved me ery much to think you had formed ich n bad opinion of me. Bob dc- <rves to be punished." 1 thought, nothing of you but what as good and tender," ho replied, and, il'ting her face, he pressed jiis lips to era. "My dearest!" When they returned, later, to tho •awing-room, two pairs of eves i gardud them with curiosity. «" Margery' nodded gaily across Violet: but lhat astute young la read deeper into her heart and t colonel's and she know her unspok wishes had come to pass. Bob, who had not recovered fro his recent discomfiture, felt a va«- loiiL'iiig lo turn and fly when ColoTi Hardwick and Margery approachc them. A few words were pencilled upon it, that she ing. "My dear. Colonel Hardwcik read, before answer- sent 11(10(1 not pity him," mi; but before she could sav word the door was Hung nois"- ily open, and a handsome vouih of about lifloon lished into the room. "1 say. ctfls—such a, lark!' 1 he exclaimed. Ijii/giug himself on a chair, and looking maliciously from one'to the other. ••There's a chance for you to win a pair of gloves if you only make haste." ' . ' .< "What an awkward boy you are," Margery said, jerking her" dress fro'm under his feet; "your dirty boots have made marks all over my skirt." I "Never mind—I didn't moan it," Boli answered, calmlv; "but why do you.sit la-re when iho" sleeping buauts- —or rather beast—and new "-love's await you ouuido?" " •Speak plainly, Bob; (ell us whal you mean,"Eni,! urged, Invin" a soft coaxing hand on his shoulder; and Hob blusliml like a seliool-gir! as hu answered: "It's tho colonel. He's boon out riding, and I supposed over-tired himself Anyhow, bo's lying fust asleep on the sola m tho corridor, giving you <>-Jrls a uuo opportunity." "Poor colonel!" Violet said h voice full of sympathy. "He h a « n quite recovered from the eU'ecls of h wound." Margery's face was avertei was difficult to guess whether she. shared in iho'general coini>,,«,,,, But presently ISoi, turned upou he his eyes brimful) of mischief. "I know you. Margery, are dyiiu' t win the gloves. Go, my dear <?ir and rely upou our discretion to koop you these, and he seems to think vou- wou them yesterday while he slefjt " she said at last, "I"cannot understand it any more than you d«—there must be f*ome mistake." "A mistake!' Margery answered, blazing out with sudden passion. "It is an insult, and as long ag I live I will never forgive him!" Hush! be reasonable, "You are a clover yonnggoiitleman (ho colonel remarked, pleasant!} "But I .should advise yon not to pe sionate your sister again; it might lea you, and her, into trouble." "I only did ii for a lark." Bob an sworod, Imaging his head. "She niai me angry, and I wanted to reviui" my.solf.", . . "Well, us it happened, you did no do much harm, so I suppose we IIHKS lorgive you." "I!'.-/" Bob muttered, under hi brenih. us the two passed on. I sou why ho pretended to be asleei and why Margery made such a fuss Ihey oughi to .thank me for brin mailers lo a crisis, instead about forgiveness. The . '''if, of talking gratitude o I, so" ur n dark." Violet look hflle langhidj b,,t Mar gory looked round wilh Hashing eye aud her features quivering with sup pressed passion. ' "How dare you, Bob! You aro most, objectionable cub iou are not hi to be in any decent so cio y. I should like lo whip vou." ' Bob scorned stngjrored for a moment then he rose up wilh much disjnity.aiK stared scornfully tt t his sister "1 daresay you would," he retorle.l "Good gracious! what a temper vou'vc fo°o you.." lhUMkfuI l "° 001 "'' 01 dW •>« "Hush!" Violet exclaimed, «r| v i,,,r t push toward the dooi\ jfhl not speak like that In your sister; it is not kind of you. Go now. Bob, or I shall have U/turn you out as it I'll go. "m u, J ' ou 'V e , tm ' 1UHl Hob responded, sulkilv. , . ,r 0 o course; but you need not drop down 1 , V 8 °V l Wlls OI1 '3' okiM.» a '""I tiny gl Tr . - -.w, Margrtry," Violet wont on, speaking verv »-ently "I have known Colonel Hardw'ick near- y all my life, and I know him to be both honorable aud reverential toward ladies. Someone evident!v kissed him yesterday, and being half-asleep he did not quite recognize the culprit.' 'Then he had no righj. to presume that it was I!' 1 Margery retorted, her angor deepening. ••! w jli never- never speak to him again." "Yns. you will. If y ou are wise, my dear Margery, you will give him back his gift, and tell him to" discover the rightful owner, I am sure there is one." n,v Dn « yi ^" tlliok !t coulcl lm vo been JUlio? Margery asked, cooling down a little. ° VicXot shook her head. "No; she was with mo until the drossmg-boll rang, and when wo passed through tho corridor he was not there." ' Margery remained silent, and the pallor returned lo her faco. Once ar twice Violet stole a look at her friend, and felt grieved to see her so sorrowful. The girl was very quiet durino-,),•„. nor, and avoided Colonel Hardwick in so marked a manner, that he at lust began to understand something was wrong; and ho was not the only one at the table who felt uncomfoiuabiu. "Will you be in tho library in half- an-hourP" she whispered the lirst opportunity she had of speaking lo hiy, unheard, "I have something to say to you—alone." J He bowed, hiding well IMS surprise; somulhiu.'iii her voice and expn'ssiw minly shown him no tender mo- of some people is extraordinary! VViihuhich ivlleijtioii ho turiu-d 01 his hsjul. crossing over lo where Ellii sal, sought balm"for his wounded feel ings m her bright society. Deep dowi i» his heart, however, there lurked i fe^'iug of re|i,.f uiat his joke had end «<.! so pleasantly. Tho Salt Air Uid It. Atlanta Herald tells a good one of the legislalive party ivns in S-ivnm-mh inr,*. ..—i_ The story on which was in Savannah last week" V\ hile doubtless an excellent lawmaker the gentleman had never heard of a folding-bed. It chanced that his room at the Do boto was supplied with one of these conveniences, the use of which was apparent enough to the solou when arranged for sleeping, but being set up and to all appearances only a mirror, he was at a great loss to understand what it-was." It was his second night in the room atier ihu banquet and the salt-air bath at lybee and the gentleman retired to his room and was perfectly thuiider- slruck at not seeing his bed. By an oversight the chambermaid nau neglected lo make it down. Then he began to hammer on the electric button to such an extent tha everybody ou duly came rushino- to his room, while excited " ran to call out tho police paNnients. The dorgyman with a i< apt to ifid'tilsra in short 'sermrins.-r- liosl.on. Coitrier. i Bfirnin* questions are frpqiiently, discussed in insurance ollibes.— Pitts* burg Vomtnereiitl. In n. joint debute it. is expected that one of the disputants will be toasted. — hotoM Courier. Horse sedse is n pretty good thing lo have at times. It teaches n fellow to say ueighi— Hochcstcr I'ost. One trouble with the self-made man is that he thinks everybody should -be made as he is.— New Orleans Picayune. Defaulters who are seeking a hole to crawl out of should head 'for the St. CUfr tunnel, which leads to Canada.— Pitlsburg Dispatch. Hellolit is the name of a ne\y ox- plosive. It might bo used by indignant men wjiile talking into the telephone.— Rochester Express. It is unaccountable how an operator on the slock market who buys and sells for future delivery can still be n disbeliever in a hereafter.— Boston Transcript, Wool—"Whal. does it signify when you see a morgue-keeper wearing a bi" diamond?" Van Pelt—"That the police were not in it at the death."— N. 1Y Herald. "I thought you said that Potterby was such a broad-minded man. I can't see it that way." "Perhaps you got an edgewise view of him."— Indianapolis Journal. Enpec—"The doctor says it wouldn't lake but a breath lo carry me off." Mrs. Enpec —"The breath you brought home last night was strong enough." —A". I". Herald. A groat man can disappoint his enemies most by dying, 'and so. compelling them to'hold their tongues out of obedience to the laws of public decency.— Alchison Globe. "Have you anything suitable for me:"' asked the bald-headed customer of the clothing salesman. "Yes, sir; we have a choice lot of mohairs."— Smith, Gray & C'o.'s Monthly. •That child is really dangerous. Ho iiiHwereil the class iri ojmrfis; ""That is riiiht} "ftiid, wtto ; u'lsi:r"' There wa* sili-iico for it' moment. Tut'ii a littln hand ua<< raised, wilh "I know, toucher.' "You mny tell." And Lia'beth answered with .sincere emphasis, "Bo-peep."— Wash' iuylon Star. . . Little Pete vyas a good boy as well as a boy of a good deal of originality in his "notions," but he hits the'serious fault of being extremely 'forgetful. Ono day after nuving gone^ on an errand aud forgotten what-he was se'ht for. he exclaimed bittet'ly to his sister: '•Oil, dear! I wish 1 vfna n snake!" "YoU wish you wore a snake?" said his sister, horrified. "Yes. and a great IDUJT one—as much a* six feet long. 11 "Why. what for?" "So I could tie knots in myself to make me remember things."— Youth's (tompan* ion. , One of the most 'difficult things to do gracefully is to change the current of an unpleasant conversation. But the small boy cnn do it if circmn- sttincus make it necessary. "Tho'hias, will you please toll me why you pulled up the onions from my Donrora ouiou bedP How many times have I told you lo keep away from the garden?" Thomas grow red iu the faco and his TIMES HAD COME AGAIN, >"6f;rit>t!c Stoty or nn Old F«*|,lon cn»*» In MU- ned in the w«,t In brought into public lif e M is 'of |)fain. frugal liviiig. and u ,y of his dnatn adliernd to thorn grandfather went on to depict the evil fate that was sure to befall boys who went around destroying whal their elders had planted. Muaulinio, Thomas had pulled himself together, and, as liic haraujrne was cnnoTnded, ho said, with a smile, referring to an event of the previous «:wk: "Pity our old roniier died, wasn't it, grandpa?"— Mo>ts<:k>:c/>er's \\'rfkh/i HIS STOCK OF TALK : Owing to n Itnel Moimiry Hi. S Mlxi-il tin- MilJ ctB. from his humble home Lincoln brought into notions ot ms unatn anneroit to them stridly. The discouraged steward complninnd bitterly of his utter lack n( appreciation of his iiiiest work, nnj hdver quite forgiive; him for sayinj; in •Air. Lovejoy, who. was dining With hin, one day: "None, of this ' flun )mct > goes to the tired spot." And oiico h* was heard to saj- to his wifo: "I £ wonder why we. do not ;.ret such HO O A meal, and potatoes in Washiimtoli nj we used lo hnvo in Illinois! bo vou kniKV, Mary?" , " • Dui-injf tile latter years of his lif u ! IO ale so liltlc and so irregularly that often noontime found breakfast m. taxied, and S'l'iyciarv Slanton one i| !t J romarked: "Air.* Lincoln, dig. ner is this, i wondor, covered up su nicely? It will bo cold very sooa." "D'innetP 'Why, that's my break, fast. What lime is it, Stanto'nP I ,)„ feel kind of empty." Through the in'lluoncc of Hon. Owen Lovejoy, Aliss Alice Johuslono of Chi- always was curious, a"nd now he's just old enough to take iidvanlago of the keyhole." "0. I see. He hits come to the peer-ago."— Baltimore American. "I think there's something that's missed about college life now," said an old time collegian. "Perhaps." su<r- gosted the professor, "what you think missed is tho haze."— Haiti-more American. "Courtship is a poem," said Maud's mother in gentle tones and with a retrospective smile on her face. -"So it is," replied the old man gruffly "written in gas meter."— Wuslunnton Star. ypnr apple, till Johnny messengers and iire"de- U « ^ •• •«•>•* i»w t<ii vn had prompted her words. Iu growing disquiet ho waited with ^.^I'l 11 ' 0 , 11 ^ '""ii tl.etl.ue ajipoinlnd for ihu At; la>;i she walked room, and ho saw thai fi in her hand. VViih a dim prestuamont of oomii,,- lii'uule. he allowoil her to break the il 1C I i (*('. "You mo these?" sins sail iSM t -(iup^ lov '' s ou lh ° tul ' lo< Ho looked at her gravely. "You won them." ho" "What is the matter?" exclaimed tho room-clerk, excitedly. '•Matter! Gosh! Hang it, don't you see somebody stole my bed?" When tho situation was explained to no good nohow." Beware of tlio Gunner. Quester-They tell me vour friend Leery, has takeu the nolion he'd like to boi a gunner, and has purchased an putht with the intention of trying his hand jil- Hu* u.\^,..i »i.:,. r.-n T J . . « he is - out made is the will softlv into the she carried his I, )ilac- "Why not! You Mar-rery exclaime answered as know I ,11,1 IO( n Mgllush; theirshotVernbled, and how- 'g her head, burst into tears 'Ho.t '•ui.l you believe that? how could Ho was at her side iu a moment, and ad drawn her quivering form in K heard so. Quester—Well, if ever hi with a party he'll be apt t( Jester—Excuse me, but if poor marksman they say he , a . ,,, WIJI with hU.I'u'a"":'-' 0 ! ' !in > tllttt &>*» put Courier. ° Business Enterprise. A couple of peddlers were about to enter into a largo New York store who,, ono of them called tho alleX of Ihe other lo a largo si<r,, read: "No Peddlers Afiowotf Jjiuldini/." "Wo had bolter not aro iu said one of them. "Don't that notice?" "I->ou'i bo a fool. That is tho verv reason wo want to go throu4 ihi« 'ft Jlh"™ ' joi r l to SO|T s °'^ ! •Why do you uot eat Tommy?" ."I'm wailin Briggs comes ;along. Ap"ples tastes lots bettor when there's some other kid to watch you oat 'em. 1 '— Indianapolis Jourwll. "I feel as fresh as a daisy," ho re- narked exuberautlj-. And tho slangy girl simply remarked: "That's a first, rate simile. It would take 'a daisy 1 to be aimhinsr like as fresh as you are." - Washing ton Star. : "Barbers are too fond of coriversa- ion." No. You wrong them. What hey like is soliloquy. You'll find if ou attempt to do any of the talkiu<>- lost barbers will drop lather in yoiu- uouth."— Puck. • "You seemed to be holding a hoc oik with Timmins this afternoon! Vhat was the burden of your conversion? "I don't remember, now. I now that it was a burden, though."-. idinnapolis Journal, First Politician—"The faol is, ilf the stories that one hears ie campaign are baseless •falsehoods'! jeottd Ditto—-Yon refer, of course the stories.the other side tolls, i with you.— Boston Transcript. First Gilded Youth—Thore goes at Brown, who is constantly taken forme. Wonder what's the"reason? Ho doesn't look like me in the least," •Second pilto-"No, that's so; but, you may look like him you know.— Brooklyn Life. • ' • . Mother—'When do you suppose that young man that calls on vou "wi make known his intentions. 'Laura? Laura—"I think he will propose lire it soon. Last evening he 'was ver It was ou the train coming, in from Newark the other day. says M. Quad iu the N. Y. Evening World. He had a clay pipe with a short stem, which he said was seventeen years old. and he wanted to borrow a" match. "Let's sne!" ho said, as he lighted his pipe aud sat down, "did I introduce myself?" "1 believe uot." ' "Well, you mint excuse me. I fell off a haystack last aummor head ,first and struck ou a four-gallon jug full of bard ddur. My uunie is Btione— William Boone." "Yes." "Did I ask you if you wanted to swap juokkniyes?" "No." "1 giuerally mention thai the tiling, so as to have it off my mini swapped forty-two limes last, year got beat every time. Did I ask if was from Philadelphia?" "I giuerally get that off my mind ns soou us I can. I'vo got a brother liv- cago was appointed to a desk in the postoflice. During her first winlcr in ^Vashiugtou she slipped oil an Icy pavement, aud for threo 'mouths she waa -conlined to her room. Ill and discouraged, she determined to return (o the west and give up .her office. Mr. Lovejoy spoke .to Mr. Lincoln of her M.-id condition, rind said in his givai-hoartcd way, "If I hadn't U'VD giru of my own I'd adopt Alice. My wife always has room for one more lit home." "Sue bore, Lovejoy, wo uood just such a girl. I'll speak to Mary at OIH-e." So. "to make a long story short," Alice"became a member of t'ho president's family. Her capabilities were quickly discovered by all; her work admired aud commented ou by guests and servants. She proved a "perfect comfort" to the lonely, sorrowful man, "weighed clown with iho, nation's fate," and lo the busy women, in then whirl of fashionable life! "a constant J treasure." •"' : <<• Tad romarked to his father one day: "We are. having better limes since can : m iirst . 1 and you particular- He never family is uo ro- one- anxious to know whether I could dres ou §40 a yw.»- Yankee Blade. ''Let's play war," said little Tommy •How do you play war?" asked liu'lc fc'.die. "Oh, it's easy enough. Yoi ake tho breadkuife, and I'll take th toasting-fork." "What'll we do then? •Nothing but stand and look at eaol other and both be afraid."-^roj free Press. "Can you tell me," said tho college youth to the village blacksmith, . . -. .- was fixing, "unless may bo it's because the outside has that tired feeling."- Washington »" Star ."Mamma, Tun uol in This there," see thin. A local paper at Crossville, ' publishes a description of a grapeviuo.on the McCoy Hats, Wig IJraslv uiountaiu, that and has near n. overandKo"ioBl«eii.""r A amma won't you ploas/gl dunk? I'm so thirsty!" If mi don't turn over and go to sleep Hi get up and spank you!" [Another pause J "Mamma, won't yon please s \ nme a -" a y ° U " ot U P to «l'««k meP" lug there, but I don't care ly about hearing from him. writes unless some of ihe sick. Did I explain that I was lashun to Dan'f Boone?" ^ "You did not." "'Nother lapse of memory. I giu- erally carry a card with mo on which it is stated that I'm no relashun but I've loft it to homo I 'spose. We aro a different set of Booues altogether. Was I telliu' you about tho old woman?" "No." "Couldn't remember whether I did or not. That tumble' has made me rackety iu the head. I'm afraid tho old woman is laid up for the winter, bhe was ciiasin' a hen through the calf- lot one day iu her bare foot" aud slio Stepped on an old scythe in ihe grasa. Heard her hollar half a mile. H«ii "-ot away. Did I slump you lo trade watches?" "No." "I ginerally do that the fust thin" I spose I've traded watches moi°o times than any other man in America. I begun with a $75 watch and have got down to a Waterbury witl, only two wheels iu it. Did I ask if you owno. U liossr • , "I^lon't remember that you did." "Scusome, but mv memory an' what she used, to be. "[ginerally 'men tion boss tho fust thing when I meet . man, cause I'm tt busier ou tradin hosses. I'd git our. o' bod and six miles in a thunderstorm to jun with a span and I vo got down to tho lest, scrubbiest 8-year-old you did see. If he'd lay down in ihe dor fur a week ihe crows avon look at him. Did I ask if you bo- longed in Jersey City?" J "I didn't hoar you." "Well, I probably forgot to, and I beg your pardon. Guess I mentioned, however, that I'm goin' to town to buy some barbed wire for a fence. That's tho name, isn't it—barbed wire?" Allio caint!. h(!i>au>i>, you have all tho buys I waift lo now. She don't, hiiird our parties, and can "-ot anything of Ihe cook." Alice was deeply attached to iho j family, iind espuciaily'impiTs.sed with: the ye,,ile. donn'siui. li!'.;,ol she prosi- j dent. She said: ' ' "Shou.d I lit-is io bo 100 years old, tho kind._ quiet good moniii'igs of tho i sad-fiicnd,tired man whom 1 saw every' day will novorcuus'e to thrill my heart..' 1 usi»l to watch him standing with hisi 'arms folded, looking steadily from ihe I south window, across tUj I'piomac f toward me battle Holds, so pale, liotatl all rested from the work of yo-lerdav, i aud yet uji since daybreak, iookin«T|l over ins maps. 1 lon»ed lo help him!" t He grow more, gaunt, and worn asl the year crept on.. The servants went to Mrs. Lincoln wilh comi served lunch up-stairs to save his time: but hours aflerwnrd would ainls; lhoy| i t' Hud it un- wall trade vvutl lank- ever mod- would n't "Got it put down somewhere, but I can t trust my memory since I fell kor- chunk on that jug. Don't want to ° r tl<(lde touched. "Alice!' 1 Mrs. Lincoln exclaimed one morning, "do you know how lo make an, old-fashioned friccassud chicken? Not on toast, as we have it nowadays, but w.ih small cream biscuits and thick cream grayy poured over them, all served on a large platted. I used to cook chicken that way when we wore married, aud iny husband would say: 'Mary, that is lit for a exaoily BOP"*' 0 " l ' link y " U C ° llM l '° ' lt "O. let me try," Alice said. "It would- be so good to sec Mr. Lincoln Siio had no trouble with tin, force below stairs. T ,,o cook, steward, wailwrs and ti>it u^u of sniniii"- r,-in'r 0 . 1 combiniid lo [au'fimt the dish " ~ A lab!,. wa« laid in Mrs. Lincoln's pjunio siinu, old-fasi|iot)tfd gluriliiid. tlio ((uaint m^ui at . T-, , m al ? d waiters were dismissed. 1 Little Tad^vas sent to the oflico foH Twice he came'back w long.fnpe... "Father says he 1 tendants Little his father. a ask ye, any- JJoono -" > J he teacher had boon readin« • ro, 8 i?aTi.° f th f Ce ," U ' riou groal lailh, and whose healed at the Lord's servant word. was The teacher had dwelt on the lesson of the story, and had seer, that that was pioperly enforced, and then she said to a bright boy in the class; "And no wean vou UU we what a centurion isr "Yes m " said tho boy vorv promptly-it's a horse wilh a umu'e head ou Inm."—.Christen Iteyister. ty . w , a f j « t> Sabbath-school class and little -Liz'both" had beeu listen. Jug jvith much luterest to the scrjplur- saa?i«d-{j Wall, I thought I'd how. I said in "Yes." "No relation to Daniel. 1 ' "NoP" ."1 think that's about all. If you hink of anything else you want to isk me you'll find me ou that 'ero ront seat lo the left. I'll trade knives uusiglit and unsoeii or swap watohos il-givi! you 00 cents to bom,". Japanese Copper Minos. . A copper mine in Japan, which was irst worked 1.183 years ago, is soou o be reopened. The Uochi of Jauan s responsible for the statement of 'the tact. Tho mine is in the Musushi province, and it is recorded in old Japanese works that Ibis was the'lirst eoppor mino ever worked in Japan. It was opened iu the fifth year of Koiun 1.18S years ago, and tho ovout was marked by ohanging tho name of ihe era to Wado (Japanesecopper.) That there should bo detailed record of these rorooiw happouings is not remarkable m a country which boasts the posses- 81011 of a written history oxiundjng pack twonly-live centuries. jS.ovoii or fight of, the tu^ipijt workiiJgi i»re guld still to exist just ns they were uloveu cuuturioii ago, uud tj-liil diggings are noiy bojiijg made with a yfiw to re* .•.«• , lie ' llll '5'imperative visit broif ".bather," Tad rushed in, d"r»K?' his father by the hand and shout Mvegut him! I've got him! Hi. up thu dinner!" ! would liko to give Alice's own words, as she sent them iu a letter to Chicago, ••'•:•'• "If you could have soon Mr. Liu- cou's faot!! Y coul(| i,^.,,'-^, Ho stood in the doorway, 'silent, tired and abstracted. Tad lug^d auc l pushed him ulony, while Mrs/ Lincoln looked up lo him and said: -You \\ill eat dinner with us to-day; we have somothing you like.' "The surprise and pleasure dawned slowly imo his oyc-a! Ho sat do"vn opposite his wife, wilh Tad between, them. He seemed to understand it all -us .httle family, the old-fashionedi I.oine dish, tho loving attention. Be- 8 fore he ale one mouthful he rose from 1 us chair, walked around to his wife, laid his big hand on her shoulder, and Mary, I wish we wore back iu the old homo, when you did the cooking and I helped with the chores. Thev were our best days!' ."I t bustled into the hall, almost cnoKing to doath, with lumps jn mv throat, and when I came back wilh glass of milk for Tad Mr. Lincoln was laughing and eating my chickeu witl «H us might! His whole aalan couldn't have, given me the pleasure aud reward that his smile and appetite did. 'Ho ato throe Alice! aud more gravy thau j'OOll helps,! "When he wont out Mr. Lincolr, said; .Wife, you and Alice will make me Biok with such good dlunerfc haven't tasted u moal like that since- eiuco-woll, Mary, I thiuk it is safe to say since you and 1 wore head cooks!'' cr m ** Lo A | French eloctriciau Ji« s s goltoi) un «, device by which ho cuu send 150 lvuo.1 wntHi words por wiuutoo-vor u siu' 1 - 1

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