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Algona, Iowa
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THE m* WINE'S. ATGQNA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 28. . ST. PATRICK'S BELLp S> IT IS NOW SEEN AT THE WORLD'S FAIR. iii small iron bell, In shape not unlike the modem Sheep bell, which was undoubt. edly used by St. Patrick in his cbrlsti. t««i» i -n. Ireland. It SOME MOST INTERESTING REPRO. ; DUCTIONS. is at once the most authentic and the oldest Irish relic of Christian metal, that has descended to us, the slngulai 4 merit of unbroken neonle 43° he 2t out n The Tara Brooch, Ancient Irish Manu., scripts and Drinking Cups Are a C0(1 ° of l nws > which, iu a modified Among the M uch.Iuspected Exhibits fonn > sufficed their posterity till the Shown—The Beautiful Book of Kells. seventeenth century. A people devoted to the virtues of honesty, justice and and In the world's fair exhibit which Great Britain displays in the building of liberal arts, surrounded by a wilder, uess of fabrics, jewelry and valuable merchandise, there stands an oaken case whose contents at n glance trans, port us from tho materialism and civilization of the nineteenth century back to the days when the world was orude and young. To the antiquarian and the student of Irish history there Is ever a halo., of form a clue to the model of another beautiful article which Is here shown is known as "The Tara Brooch." history of this brooch Is both sin. and interesting. On Aug. 24 1850, a poor woman, who stated that her children had picked it up near the sen, offered it for sale to the proprie. tor of an old iron shop In Drogheda. The man in derision refused to pur. chase so seemingly insignificant a thing. It was subsequently bought by a watch, maker In the town, who, after cleaning and examining It, proceeded to Dublin and sold it for a few pounds. After ! having been exhibited at the interna. I tlonal exhibitions in London, Paris and Dublin, it Was sold a short,time ago to the RoyaLrlrish Academy for £200, on the express condition it should nev. er be allowed to leave Ireland. The' metal of which this brooch is shoulders and her hips will strike a straight line drawn up and down. Her waist will taper gradually to a. size on a line drawn from the outer third of the collar bone to the hips. Her •bust Will measure from 28 to :>0 UicLeSj her hips Will measure from 3 to 10 inches more than this, and '.»er waist will call for a belt from 22 to 28 inches. The arms of the.perfectly formed wo. man will end at the waist >fae, to that she can rest her elbow on a table standing erect, and her forearm should extend to a point permitting *Lo fin. gcrs to mark a point just below the middle of the thigh. Her neck and thigh should be of the same clrcuni. ferenco. The calf of her leg and arm' should measure about the same. Her' legs should be about as long as a line 1 drawn from her chin to her finger tips,' or about one.half her height, say from ADVENTURE IN A BALLOON. Ride Through the Air In a Fierce Thun. der.Storm.' people still ad. hered to some form of heathenism of which little trace remains. There is I proof that the fire and sun were wor. | shipped, ,but, curiously enough, the race, which after the introduction of 'Christianity became the most devout in Europe, seems to have been singularly , irreligious fa pagan times. The dwelling j houses were of wrought wood, usually and consisted for the most part ( formed by a „„„ of copper and tin which is called white , bronze. The workmanship is most won. jderful and the face of the ornament is , overlaid with pa/tterns of the same class as those found in old Irish illu. mlnated manuscripts. These are defined to the front, but also enrich the reverse. In this manner its age is determined, for the oriental or eastern character of It was indeed the fierce bluster of the gale tearing its way through leaf and branch that we heard, says a writ, er in Harper's Young People. If the ballon should dash against the hedge of spears ambushed there it would be not only wreck but the sharpest peril of life. "We must trust to luck," said Donaldson, grinding his teeth; "we can't do anything. But be ready to spring for a big limb, and hold on for dear life when I give the word." Wo were not long in suspense. The downpour suddenly lessened, and our balloon rose a little. It still •thundered and lightened, but the rage of the storm The captain clutched l to her feet about a foot more than from her waist to th crown of her head, iller neck should be from 12 to 14 inches 'around, hor head erect and on n lino ! with the central place of her body, and her feet should be of a size and* shape to conform with her hands. Although sizes in footwear and gloves vary some, what, a well-proportioned woman wears a shoo' one.half the size of the gloves that her hands call for; «thus, if a lady wears with, comfort a No. C -'-— she ' '- - - a long mantle, usually the dark color of SKKlifiSSSZ.'SSJ'SSS J°Ll = 1*/!""«'«<» 3uuu uiiu poetry or —a—".7 ^.j^™.^vm. ^, K1J . ^ execution the Celtic nnnusprfnl-st ce among the coLI^Sf 1 WOPk ° f * e ^^ T ^ j™ W^^rteK^S^y* ,?2 ject which flrat at. I T t Ls tliereforp PISV to Invmp-W '«,„' hnylng ' been k °P t in met{l1 o»scs ex. f'a offn,,>!„., la „.. ** "-""".WIC U.IOJ' IU 1111.114,1111! Uie nillcttnltr ITr,.„,,„!,I- S~ —tj _11 _ _'«i of some of the most precious relics •which for a thousand years have formed the basis of the legend and poetry of ithe Emerald isle. Prominent fa place lection, and the object •tracts the spectator's attention, is aii •ancient harp, whose history Is both In. •teresttng and unique. Some fifty years 'before William the Conqueror landed •on British soil, In the days when the named Brian ^^^-^1^^^^^^= ^—ptuously restored to thefr 'known lor. his nickname of "Brian',...1 "i'L ^ iron0gfram e / ag "on! , One <* the best known and finest of manuscripts is the "Bcofe of preserved in Trinity CoL NOSE FOR NEWS. Newspaper Man Must Have News In. stinct and News Judgment. qulsitely wrought in gold, silver and simnio I prcckms stonos - After the Danish in. simpie i vnsion these cases proved a greater ™^L tlnnger thau safeguard, for the north, stole -the books for the sake of at this time a |Solldated by me fuslon ^ brome Mo w soil and cold climate'failed, to sup! ** J ° inte> wWeU emianced lts res0 ', . port the fasUncreasiiig poulation, and the northmen were driven for very lack of food at home to seek a livelihood elsewhere. Ireland and England both suffered severely because of the pitl. less incursions and dauntless courage of their even carried these fierce marauders as far south as the shores of the Mediter. ronean. In Ireland especially the war. fare was carried on without thought of mercy, for the Invaders were so deslr. ous of gaining possession of the island that they were utterly Indifferent as to the fate of the natives, and at one time nance and contributed to its preserva. tion. It is a proof of the- fact ttoat leg'e, Dublin, antf a few pages of wlii'cb are- shown in tui's' conation. It fe- at. these little iron band beUs of the first trf&ated to St. Cbi'mnbav a prince of' the teachers of Christianity were amon# O'^nell family, bom fa the year 521, the relics held fa the highest estima. tion by the Irish, t&att, when worn or useless, as in ithe case of this one, they and who, in the 1 course- of his life of seyen'ty.seveu years, wrote and Hlui ruinated nearly three hundred 'o'uraFsi. "The 'Book of Kells'' is ttte -nobt beau:, tiful book in the world',"' says Dr. West, wood". It Is a manuscript 1 of the sev. entli centnry, and* contains- the four gospel's- fa Latin, together with a prologue and various other matter. The ornamental pages, -Borders ,aml initial letters of t&e manuscript exfiiWt such a rich variety of beautful ami peculiar designs;'so admirable-a taste-fa the ar. rangememt of the colors and 1 such an uncommon perfection' of'finish" tba-t one feels' absolutely struck witfl- amaze, ment. Besides the numerous- pages which 1 are entirely covered with- orna. ments, the- Initial letter .'of every sen. tence- in tire- gospels is-treated as a sub. ject for- t&e artist. Stiff another interesting article- in- this collection is a model" of the- snrine of St. Miracfran, whlcH-'is now religions. \Y preserved 1 In the cliapel of Sober, In Lemrmagan, Queen c*onty, under the care of the- parish priest. Tt- Is of twelfth- century workmanship and was formerly kept in a small thatched" build, fug used as a chapel. 1 Tradition' has it •that tin's building havfng been burned, 'the snrine was miraculously preserved and was the- only thing- saved from- t&e fire: It was then placed in the keeping of tli& ancient Irish-family of "Moony, of 010-11001?, but in consequence- of t&e resort of t&e peasantry to the' house of thf r"">sp n t Mr. Moony's grandfather to- swertr on tile relic, it was, at the- request of the parish clergyman, handed 1 over to him- and placed 1 in the clia-pel. The old legend has it tliat the bones of St. Mancllan were inclosed in the sftrine in the- following manner: "Some time after-St. MancWaii and-a great part of his people died' of the great plague and' were bnried, tlio saint's 'bohooly 1 ' (Cowboy) Being left •without a proteecor, some men came and drove away lite cattle.' The 'bo. Iiooly' called on- St. Monchan- for help, who immediately appeared' to him; but he was so overjoyed to see- lii's master tbait ho threw Ms arms about the saint, who thereupon' fell Into a heap of dry plete victory, for the Danes and Leius. thero C an be no question" ttiat" this^f' f°. r . n0 ' s ' nf "! mortal should have ter menwere driven from the field andi s h rilie ouco contained the hand of the! t( ? ncho(1 h - lm; - On this "10-clergy of the on their extermination. Thus matters stood when Brian Bor. olliiue came to the throne. Like Al. fred of England, he combined the .qualities of a successful general with those of a great and ambitious ruler. He forced the Danes to restore the church /property they had destroyed; he re. ^established the few poor schools, raised ...tftvrtres&es, built and mended roads, "iTnd restored to their rightful owners those lands which the invaders had usurped. His victorious wars had been expensive, and to obtain a revenue he ro. ivived the tribute of cattle which had •An forme times boon levied. Tills trib. ' ute, .deriving its name from "Bo," a •cow, was also the source from whence ''Came Brian's nickname of "Born." lit revenge for tlie enforcement of tills tribute his", tlie king of Lelnster, allied himself with tho X)anes and sent a herald to the 111011. 'arch to challenge brm to a general en. ... j , •-—*«»W**K*J uu .lu, iviuks *Jt**J\i .VJL IUJ.U \Ji-U\tf UU.ViJ' in™"f«,» ?!! r vere ens hrined iu a deliquary made "" in the form of a bell and adorned with gold and precious stones One remarkable fact in connection with the reliquary fa w&lch this bell was incased is that since- it jwas made, fa about the year 1091, ft has nerer been lost sight of. From ,the began, ning it hatl a special keeper, and In succeeding' generations its custody was continued in the same family and proved to them a swn-c® of considerable emolument. In after ages, when its profits 'ceased: to accrue, long: associa'- tions so -bomwl it up with tie affec: tions of the keeper's family Orat they almost hel<J their existence upon tile- tnure of its safe custody. Thus- it iwas-- handed down from' generation to- gen. oration, until t&e relic became so an. cient and Taluable- tliart the object of their f omier care passed into ther keep- fag of the Royal Irish Academy... Another curious and! tnterestteg- re. llqnary of t&e great apostle is also- to be seen. Jt Is Drnowm by the popular-, name of "T&e Hand! of St. Patrick" and was for many years preserved' in tlie barony of Ardes, near Portarferry, in the iMMStt of a lUrmer nauiwl Mb. Henry. lb Is ft shrine of massive all. vor and antique workmanship aa<T re. presents the hand and arm of an' ec. clesiasttc ot' rank, covered with t&e em. gagemont at Olontarf, near, Dublin. Al. i broid&red drapers' of a sleeve and wear though Brian was eighty.seveu years'inn- n jeweled glove. It is set around 'old he had still strength to organize, the wrist and at its termination about " an army. He was past fighting, and i ti 10 e ii,ow wltli a number of parecibua tiie conmiiand was lutirusted to his. stones, whose varied color and size -eldest son, but throughout the march i a jt,j no t a little to the beauty of its 'the old leader headed his people. When . olalwrate embossed workmanshipi It •;'th-e armies mot at Cloutarf he exhortjpd i m recently passed into the custody of his troops'to remember that theirs was | Dr. Denvir, bishop of the diocese of the cause of freedom and fatherland; Down and Connor. There is a foolish and then, while his harpers struck tho j legend that the hand was severe<T from wild and weird battle soug, ho sta.. u 10 nrm inclosed fa this shrine when tionecl himself iu the door of a tent j the dispute whether the burial place of and from watchedtuere and directed. gt. Pah-lclc was at Armagh or Down, the fray. j patrick finally terminated by his thrust- Brian and two of his sons were slain | n jf hls ' u>ras above tll(J evonuuL a-t t&& and he had not the satisfaction of know. latter 1>lace> lug that his forces had gained a com. The more consistent account—for News instinct is a poor possession if it does not embrace news judgment. | In explaining one or the other of these abstruse terms and unsubstantial gifts illustrations serve bedter than' argu. ments. Here, then, are two anecdotes- given in Harper's Weekly, one to show th presence, and the ottieir to mark the absence of these qualities. Acting as the eity editor of n loading newspaper at offle tinw, wfien I was a) great deal, younger, I received a visit from a man who -wanted It known tha'S he hacJ tanned' tlie 1 sfeJa of a negro who ha<3 been hanged for murder, antS that he 1 had caused 1 a pair of boots to Be made of that material. I confess I did not know wftet&er to- promise tSat we would endeavor to- Immortalize Wm or not. It is regarded 1 as a serious thing to bother tiVe- odl'toir.uuciiief of a- great <foily, and to" run often to him betokens a lack of fitness for one's own sulSor.. dMrte place, yet in: Mis case I dfeter. mailed to consul't 1 tfte- cbief—then^ as now, the moat disti-aetiis&ed man- in M» calling. A> piece' of "IBimsy" Had come In f , half an' houi" before, telling of tJie- arrest of a elbrgyman in St. -Johns, oury, Vt., for st&allng;. as' I recall t&e ease-, "Flimsy" is th®- techaibal name for tlio peculiar sheets of paper on whicB' HMO- cimtiribations-of 1 tile- nwra associai r are sent to tSe-newspapers. Suclii » of aews are gatliered! all over th corai'try, are collected 1 a* IX&w Yorto as-ai cJeari-HgJiouse-for-tn® 1 region, and: are-tJtea- reissued In the form; of man!, f old 1 repfitl'tfons of one Avri ting,, a stylus;. and.1 canUHDni 'sheets B*ng:used) to do the- work. As- t&e paper-is< s«< tMa as to»| be nearly, is called "film ij sy."" I tools tite sheet of "flimsy"' and a| sample of the humam leatfiei- into the] chiefs-- sa-ncttnn fa order- t»> Hi wi'tfi) ome stona.-. now," Avlth a quiver in his voice, for his iron nerve had been shaken; I "but let me toll you, you will never bo so near death again and escape it." Ho bent over tho side of the basket. "I think there's a village close at hand. Look sharp, and you will see the twin. Me of a light down there." And it was so, surely. As wo moved, more lights shot into view. We were hover, in? over a valley between two motin. tain ridges, one of which had been so nearly our ruin. It was an hour after midnight, and the villagers were asleep. Dlonaldson's gayety.frothed like chani. pagne after .our recent danger. "We'll wake the people from their dreams with a -blast from the skies." He laughed and seized a bugle which hung near at hand. "How's this for Gabriel's horn?" He blew notes of piercing sweetness (he had an army bugler), which rose and swelled and sent their wild echoes flying among those mid. night hills. Lfghts began- to sMae In every house, and moving lanterns and the clatter of yoices betokened a gen. oral alarm. Wliat this midnight sum. mons out of the skies might mean filled the rural fancy with terror; and' tlie- note of fear could be heard In many of t&e voices which floated up to- us. We were so near the earth- that we- could 1 ftear tho drag rope slapping t&e- sticks and stones wi'th its tail. "Village aho.o.oy!"' whooped the captain at the top of his- lungs. ":Mo.OioyT Bear a hand, you landlubbers, at the rope a'nd pull us down to the- earth." SS»' our rustic friends with a h'earty clieer tumbled over ea®h other us- tiieir zeal' to' get hold of the- rope—fear now blown- away by admiration— and' we were- sooa safely on tfie ground with' our airislilp anchored for the night. !,-"' soiM) I, "there-is s< mam who* has ai pair c*' boots- ot leather .ade- from a negro's- skinny jj "Ughi!. lr saita the editor. "How disjj gustingi Put the man out of the of. j 1 utterly routed. , lillt _ is tlmt llbout the close of the "Wlien both the armies engaged," j twelfth century Cardinal Vivian trans, says the old tradition, "and grappled forrcd the bodies of St. Patrick and two and this shrine to hold them;"' It is well nigh possible for any visit, or to stand' before this case of old relics- fa close fight, it was dreadful to seo'of his associates from the grave in ^«" „: vMn" • T i V i i how tiieir swords glittered over their which they were interred In DownpatJ ^5*^ l " S ™? Tlr «"? n"^ heads, being struck by the rays of the' rick into the interior of the cathedral 1 .^ *" "I! ? £ lo( l uon ,<r fr of *"** History, sun, which gave them tlie appearance! then founded there. In obedience to, :,"^ '..^ ,} , f , nce /! na SUDmls of a numerous flock of white sea gulls the commands of Pope Urban 1H. ho'j nnd O f Krln has nd-tirffll 1 ^f® 7 flying iu the air; the strokes wore so' took with him to Rome many of the .,„„ m. ,L „!(.'„„„ ^ C « lea T7 our mighty and the fury of the combatants ' relics of these three men. Among tlie'Jf"' JJ^/ "™*?^ °,j» athos , of a f! 1 so terrible that great quantities of ^oitU-r was the hand In question, which ' ' maoutm « " 10 native prmo hair torn or cut from their heads by', was afterward placed upon the groat tiie sharp weapons was driven far off altar of the cathedral at Down, by the wind, and their sharp spears and When Edward Bruce, during his in. battle axes were so encumbered with hair cemented with clotted blood that] church, the relic was carried off and vaslon of Ireland, plundered this abbey it was scarce possible to bring them to their former brightness." Tho harp whose model is here ex. hibited is the one supposed to have intrusted to the care of some persons who accompanied tlie army. On the defeat of Bruce at Dmulalk the per. sou who had charge of it escaped out been played by Brian's harper at this! of the battle, and afterward for great. battle of Oloutarf, and its history is undoubted and authentic. Brian's sou Donagh inherited jhis effects, but having murdered his brother Teige, and having been deposed by his nephew, he fled to Rome and carried with him the crown, harp and other regalia of his father, which he presented to tlie ipope. Pope Oleinent VTI. presented the harp tp Henry VIII., who gave it to the first earl of Olanricarde, in whose family it remained until the beginning of the elghtheenth century, when it came into possession of Commissioner McNamara, of Limerick. In 1782 it was presented to the who er security it was given to one of the Magenuis family, the head of which had about this time obtained the title of lord of .Iveagh. For several cen. turies this shrine was carried about to various parts of the country, for the purposo 'of enabling accused persons to clear thenHseflves from suspicion, by virtue of the great solemnity which an oath adminatered on this relic assumed. Bishop Lynch In his life of'St. Pat. rick asserts that tho apostle, sent to Byzantium—then the center of the arts —"two cunning workmen" for the pur. pose of manufacturing sacramental le R,t. Hon. William Conyugham, j plate^ and other articles in connection deposited it in the museum of Thin, with v religious ceremonies. ThlsSmight was that borne by the people of Israel in days of old; a nation which through all its trials has yet cherished fa the genius and imagination so natural to its sons tho love of it historic antiqui. tins and the quaint tales of Its legen,<J and verse. FEMALJD SYM3SIF/.TRY. A Figure Which Would Do Credit, to Nature. The greatest and first essential to physical perfection in n woman Is a figure without an angular line. Na. turo avoids angular lines everywhere, but fa'the human figure especially. A perfectly formed woman will stand at )the average height of 5 feet 3 Inches jto 5 feet T inches. She will weigh from 115 to 140 pounds. A plumb line droppled from a point marked by the religious \ tip of her nose will touch at a point night, one inch. In front of her great toe. Her NEW USE FOR CATS. When Extracts Their Electricity To Hun u Factory. "I- had; a. lange- cork and. bung factory, in.Grand, avenue-, and I needed power to-run. my machinery, writes, a Milwau- kooanum Harper's. Weekly... You k-uow,. of course;, that there is au immense amount of •stoBodtap electricity in a cat.. Tho problem, for. inventors* has been to- invent a way to extract ffl. profitably. In. tlie reaivof my factory i; constructed :i on&«t<m£ cireuliur buildfas. some sixtj>. feet im diameter.. On tlie ffoor of this; I' coiled a: glae«; pipe six fcujhes iu <li- a meter. The first coil ran. around the OHtsIrto-ofl'tlla-nofltn, the coitts gradually.) wrowiiig sinalleu;. till at last, in this cen- lw, was no laager than tMs table. It save me somctbimg like a mi'le o-f pipe. Tlio top and 1 siflfes of tliis- jffpo wore- liiiuvl witill wiffiau- stiff liainfturistios, tho- bristles being •» little more'than an incha "Yes,. sSr> And bare Is rsswa that ai clergymaa Bus besa arrested! fa St.J Johaabury for—" "Gb> youmsolf, and" telegraph BS Ion. jcounte f>f it." "Hfe was arrested-for—" "Sb mates no sorb of diffeHeme*," saidl :he-chief, "what H® was arrested fon: [-I& is- a clergyman* and he- Is- arrested', raise- the- foalf pasti 6 o'clock train, and! geb all tlte facts."" i.'he' decision as to the human leather wa& not a case iia point, for today I: would; flad out-in,-what niaimer and toy whose leave the- man proau-red the ne. ate sMn, how anti where-be tannefliit, and how he got! to make tlie boots out !?• It. The cliie5 editor ia this case- aL towed a. shock to his natural niceness sf taste to oveOTvhelm his news InMnct. TLa otiierv tetance was this: The JJamous Brooklftm Theat&r-fire was^burn. teg, and th& aaoming newspapei-s. were being printed'. Few kaew or dceained that hundreds of nioui and women had perished la that awful conflagration. The newspaper with, which I -was con. nocted had; a third &f a column report of the more destruction of ttie theater after tiie^ audience' had escaped from it. But there came into the office a reporter who was: full of tiie Idea that it was other than an ordinary fire. He bustled up to tte man highest ia au. thority iu the newspaper office—most of the others having gone to their homes. "I have come from .Brooklyn," said he, "and I believe a lot of people were burned up Jn that theater fire. I can make a good story. How much shall I write?" "Nothing," said the man he addressed. "We have got enough about that fire." "At thjiti time- Milwaukee- was ovor- .1 wilBi oate;. It was iiavposwiblo to sleep nights. I pjit n notice In the' paper tbnt I wouM pay 10 cents « doxeru for prime cats; d'eljira-cd a-fc my factory.. I' sot .sixty tf&Ken the fi-cst day, aiiul 1 stored diem .fa- tlie basem-tmt of tlte- powcr-Eouso; Tlte motor >->pora(c<l thus:- I'laclna-.- in- t;fle- o«tor end' of (lie glass* pipe-an-imitation rat, made of iiibbw mwl propollal by a small 1 'Interior sto& ago-buttery, I would thc-n- art fust a cab iiumodliitely- boMnd it. The rubber rat would' start off at a terrific rate—it- was juartb to go thi-ough the mile of tublhj," iih fl'oni two to tiirflo minutos— aiwr tllo-c-iTb, of course, followed fiu-teus- ]y,- rJllhR-Ihg 1 to. catch tile supposed'am- mal' tlironghoMt the entire distance; Gcntlenu-n, it was exciting to watch a bonltlly, active cat whip about rhose with the mechanical rat about a foot ahead, and going like a camnon- ball. The cat's back- and sides nibbed against tlio brushes, and her electricity was thus extracted'. With a storage; battery, and by sending a cat through every fivo minutes-1 generated' enough electricity to opopato my entire plant, light my factory, nind soil power to ran nsSghboring pnssengar elevators and small machinery. It also took tho yowl out of tho cats, and gradually tlio city quiet. At tho end of a week a could bo caught and used again. A girl in a Maine village who made her home with her aunt was often dis. tin-bed by evidences of the old lady's indifference to everything but the wel. fare of her own material possessions. One day to going down cellar for some butter, she tripped and fell heavily quite a distance. The maiden aunt rushed to the door, and peering down into tho darkness, called out sharply: "D'ye break the dish?" "No!" thundered back the niece, for once thoroughly aroused. "No! but I will!" and she shivered it with hearty good will against tiae cejlar wall.— HER LOVE FOR CORA. She. sat in the big bay window, making a pretense of some dainty work, but in raility keeping- a furtive eye on tho street. She did mot expect Walter, of course- not; but sometimes ho happened up iu tlio afternoon ami, as she would have told ,you, they wore such friends, very good friends Indeed. In the bay window of tho lower floor next door she could catch a glimpse ot Cora; Cora was hor dearest friend, but she did not beckon her over now— sometimes throe are one too many. "What a lovely day it is," she said smiling; "how beautiful the trees fa the square look after the rain." Sho was thinking: "If he does come wo might walk In the park." There was a pause in the rythuilo sound of hor rockers; alio had caught sight of a young man in a gray felt h«.t coming up the street. Her work Deeded extra attention, just then. ed. "If it is he he will ring fa a mo* inient/' . No, the young mail passted on. "How stupid of me," she said, tossing hep hend. "That man does not look niay- thing like Walter!" She rocked to and fro again, a light song on her lips, Presently the chair ' stopped once.more; she had cftught sight ' of a bo.r coming up the street, -'bearing ft huge butach of roses and a note; It I was hla usual messenger; he could not ! cotne and had sent these Instead. She , forgot and leaned eagerly forward, then, sho drew back, flushing shyly. "What a pretty thing playing," she said, aiud beat time Avith her 1'oc-t. It was only a hackneyed air, but today all things Were sweet. Suddenly the rockers stopped with a jeik. Could she believe her eyes? The boy had gone mnntiig tip the steps 1 of tlie house in'xt door and vaiug the bell. The piano slopped with n crash, Cora opened the door, took the flowers and tiic- note and dismissed tut 1 boy, who ran, Avhist- llug, awnsy. She sprang to her feet, her work; unheeded ou tho floor; i«i the mirror opposite she caught a glimpse of a white, tragic face-. Then she flung lierwalf face downwards on tho couch, to shut out the suns-Tiiny, hateful day. , "I sco at nil now," she sobbed, "he , walked homo- with Her only the other day just because he tvns coming this way. No doubt she 1 encouraged htm.—' aiud after air I have told hor, too! 0; what shall I do? How could he!" Then sho sprang to her feet. "I don't care," she cried', "if ho likes her best ho may, that's all." Slio strove to hum n cnrolcss nh«, and then the tears came. "O, was over a girl as miserable as I!" she sobbed. Then she flung herselt onco more face- down-word's on, the couch. A knock souinrtcd' on the- door, but slic did not hear It. Then Cora entered the room, the flowers and note In her hand—she had como to triumph over her. "Take them awayl" she cried, "I—I am not well—the perfume makes me- faint." "O, I am so sorry!"' salcf that perfidious Cora. "Where shall I put them '! And here is your note.- Do- read it quickly; I am dying- to know what'la J'n it. Yon see, tTre boy ran up the wrong front steps, and, as I was coming right over, I just brought them— why, what Ls It?" But there was no reply; she had snatched: the |noto and" opened it. It ran: Wear them to-night. T nm coming to nsk you a question. Walter. 'She flung her arms- about Cora's neck. "O, you arc the dearest; girl" fa the world', and I am the Happiest!"' Tlie porfumo of the roses filled the air:—Chicago Tribune. PREPARED FOR THE' FUTURE. ABitaliani Fabert, who/ fa; the- seven, teeuth century, became a marshal of the' French army, lived im an age when learning was despised;, andi mare ani. mul courage won the'plaudits of court and people. "The- king has no- need of philoso.r pliers- in' his armies}'.' said 1 one who knew the signs of the-times;. "ECe wants a soMSer, stirring, active' and: resolute men. Debaters aro only usefM In the schooto," It was at -this pcrFod'tllat the- marquis of Cnvinail, at a critical' moment, ad. dressed his rear guard, iiiiploii&ig them not to> ride away from the ffluld, and his eI<Mnicncc was- at once destroyed when some one erred: "Wny, listen to him? He-has written a; booltr • "I mend my pen with my sword," said a noble of tlie time-to- a; poet, and the netort was prompt. "Tli*n I am no longer astonished that you -write so badly," But young Fabert, who. became a private at tlie age of 14;. was deter, mined to master all the branches of his profession, from the.sirntplest to the- most complex. He fulfilled! all his prao. ticat duties perfectly, and' at the same^ time studied with unfailing zeal. He taught himself the rudiments of geo. metry, fortification and drawing. He- read history, studied G&iraaan, Spanish, Italian and Memish, and was always eagerly seeking to irani-ove his know, ladge of geography. "This," he used to, say, "is as neces. sary to au officer as arms are to a soldier." Tho result was. tliat when France needed t&e services of a trained rnfad and weHLdisciplined will, Fabert was at her service. Moreover he was th& first marshal who rose from the ranks —Youth's Companion. JUST THE SAME. Tutter— "Have you ever observed, Miss Clara, that sometimes 'when a thing happens It comes to you as a souvenir of a past age? Sometimes a slight thing—a word, a strain of mu. sic-awakens hidden memories, and re. vives a prehistoric age, and you ex. claim to yourself, involuntarily, 'I have lived before.' " Miss Sluuson—"Oh yes, indeed, Mr Tutter-; that's tho way I felt when I heard the story you just told me"— Truth. PRESENCE OP MIND. (Tho liev. Clcrlcus has been waiting half an hour to speak to his wife, who is luivliag a call from Mrs. Lougwlud Hearing tho front door close, ho sm> poses thcj visitor has gone.) The liev. Clenlcus (calling .from his study)-"Well, is that old boro gone at IflSt t Mrs. Glorious (from the drawing-room, where Mrs. Lcmgwind still sits)-"Oh yes, dear, sho went fiu hour ago; but our dear Mrs. Lougwind Is here-I know »-ou will waiut to como lu and, see ae-iv *

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