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' B#6ol, » Ate Soaodln* all thfe day •T«t, asftHmaSe* In n sudden hmh, •1 eostn to heat n 'tons raaeh as my llttld boy's had been If IhAdkfipt fuj- o*ti. _And when, ofttlsnos, thtsy cothe to tnfl, A» oVenltu fwuM crow long, -Afcd beg Me wtanjngly to give Aetorjr of ft soft >. -w S66 it frali 1 of star bright eyes x Ataon.' tfto otheH shine— "The eyes of him who ne'er has heard Story of soni of taine. ./At ill ht 1 ro tfty round? and pause BftCh whttfl-draped Cot beslda. And hoto how flU'ihed IB this one's cheek) tiow thivfc otto's curls,lie •wide. .And to ti corn r ten-Art tiew M.V swift thocuhts fly lipitco—• *l'hut would hive boon: If ho hid livid, My rthar (inriini's pl&iie *.Plid voat'3 -6 fast biy children soon Within the world ot ffitin "\Vlli llnd thalif Wort;, aad venture forth, Not to retjrrt u-'uln: ?(at thoro it one who cannot go— I sh,\ll hot be alone: • *J !iu little boy whj never lived Will lilway.i Le my own. -Mary W. Plummor. That Winter Night. MY IlOliER t - MUOIIAXAN-. To the ffoutief, Blanche. The Country is in danger, fend 1 am goihg to take my place among the soldiers of Prance." CHAPTER I.—CONTINUED. "After all," lia said, "the country in no immediate want.of soldiers; as you say, mademoiselle your daughter has only ono natural protector. Perhaps you had batter remain" at home?" - \ "While Franca doos not lack soldiers, sho is in urgent need of good officers. Tho war, unlike most wars, is a righteous ono, in so far ab it is a Avar of defense only. Other nobleman arc making sacrifices, as you are aware. It is now my turn to take my place among the defenders of my country." Unablo to restrain his enthusiasm any longer, Father Andro roaohod out his hand and grasped that of his entertainer. : "It is a noblo determination! Mademoiselle Blanche will offer no obstacles, I am sure." : • "I do not think sho will," returned tho chevalier, "when I have made my •t'luty plain to her; for though she is a child, she has rare courage. '(Ah! has she not? Why look you, it hui? often sent my hsart into my mouth to seo her ride along the seawall. Do you remamber, too, how she swam out to sea last summer and brought in little Pipot, the gardener's son, when no was sinking for the last time?" "Mere Fevereau, the housekeeper, is her old nurse, almost hor foster- raother; she will never neglect ,her -charge. For tho rest, you, old friend, will look in from time to time, to see that all goes well. Should she be low- Spirited and anxious, you will comfort her, will you not? And should I never return—" Tears rose'in his eyes; but eonquei'ihg his emotion, and brushing tho moisture away with his hand', he pi-oceeded: "Should I never retui-n you will watch over her and protect her. Hsr worldly position will be secure—I have attended to all that— and sho will remain the mistress of the •chateau." ' "Nay, nay," cu-ied tho'priest, good- humoredly; "the good God will bring you safely back to mademoiselle. You will kill a few rascally Germans, and return like a hero when tho war is -done!" : . "But you promise to do as I have . asked you? You accept the commission as a sacred trust?"' "As a sacred trust, chevalier." Presently the priest rose to go; for •the evening'was well advanced, and he was an early bird. Before departing, he accompanied his host to the drawing-room, a larga chamber furnished in the style of Louis Quatorze, and here they found Blanche all alone, seated at the harmonium, and singing one of the sweet old hymns once so popular in Normandy. They entered quietly and stood listening. When the hymn was finished, the chevalier bont over her and kissed her fondly. "I shall tell her to-night," he whispered to Father Andre, as they parted • at the porch. Ho returned slowly in the drawing- room, and found that his daughter lad drawn back the heavy window• curtains, and was gazing out upon the garden, flooded by the rays of the ' ful} moon, The ..moonlight crept in, -shone softly upon Tier face,' and qlung round her ,taU, slight form like a robe, qf magnetic brightness, Quietly and silently the chevalier joined her in the .-recess of tlie oriel*window, and they out upon tho night together. "Hubert says—he has j«st heard it .-at the farm—that there has been -another great battle. As I was look* • ing out I was thinking-^-But what is the matteri dear father? Are you ••No, my child; go ou, Yoxi wore thinking—" "J was thinking how the battle- $eld must look, with the peaceful moonlight shining down upon it, »h4 lighting the faces of the dead. _Ah! how grateful should those be who *4well in peac§ at home, and never look upou suoh sights as that! And .Jiow grateful should I be that I have ray own dear father always with mo, while so many daughters weep and -mourn!" The chevalier shivered again as if .with cold. He tried to speak, but •could npt find words. At Vast ho he^r the suspense u,o longer, withdrawing his bands, ho looked upon tho face of hie daughter, said, in a low voice: J have sciwothittg to say nethiBg, iny 'child, that ; 9^8© ypu soino surprise, and P.QIV p s - '* fe»ps ft Ut$o JJflin, fa » few 4ays,, j^y CHAPTER 1L Blanche. "» It was some minutes before Blanche could realize the full significance of her father's words; and even when she did so, she did not weep and wail in the manner of hysterical damsels. Met" father had not misestimated her character; she possessed both courage and self-control. Yet it would have been seen, had the sdnlight been shitt* ing upon her, that the life-blood had fled from her cheeks, leaving them white and cold a*s Marble, and that in her eyes there was a fixed expression of utter 'horror and pain. Trembling violently, she' clung to her father, as if she already felt the iron ,hand which was about to snatch him from her. "Father, you will not go! Franco has thousands upon thousands of soldiers, and I havo only you! Promise me you will stay—promise, and I know you will keep your word." "My word .is already given," replied the chevalier, gently; "and it pledges me to accept service in the defense of my country. My darling, I have hesitated ; a long time in my groat love and care for you; but the events of the last few days have decided mo, and if I now delayed, I should feel myself little better than a miserable .coward." "No one .would think you that!" exclaimed Blanche. "All the world knows you are bravo." vl should bo a coward at least in my own estimation, Blanche, there are moments in .the lives of nations, as there are moments in the lives of men, when life hangs hovoring in the balance, when the slightest thing may decide the sufferer's fate for good or evil. One of these moments has now come to Franco.. Yesterday she was a sinner, justly punished; to-day she is a martyr, barbarously outraged. Would you have your father stop here, useless and despised, while other men, his countrymen, are sacrificing life and fortune for their country's sake, and when the sword of every true Frenchman is needed to repulse the invader and secure an honorable peace?" >, As he spoke he clasped hor in his arms, and kissed her tenderly again and again. Both were strongly moved; both seemed to feel the shadow of an eternal separation. But with a strong effort the noble girl conquered her agony before it could conquer her, and sought with all her power to lighten the burden of her father's sorrow. Almost for the first time the chevalier realized the full strengthA and intensity of 'that tender nature. The next morning when they met she was calm and resigned, though very pale. She had spent the greater part of the night in prayer, and,sacred strength had come to her from the divine source of all our smiles and tears. Two days later came letters from the administration accepting his voluntai-y services, and bidding him to repair at once to head-quarters. Quietly, almost calmly, Blanche saw to the preparations for his departure; but on the last night before the separation the anguish .became too much for her, and she fairly broke down, and sobbed upon his breast. Then taking from her bosom a small golden medallion attached to a slender golden chain, sho placed it in his hands, saying: "Father, see! It contains my mother's portrait and mins. You will wear it, will you not? Perhaps—God knows!—it will bo a charm to koep you safe, to bring you back to mo. Oh, father, father!" she added, wildly, "what shall I do when you are gone away?" "Trust in God, my darling," he answered. Then raising the medallion to his lips, "Place it round my neck with your own hands. So long as I am spared it will rest where you have placed it; and if I fall—" "Ah, do not speak of it! God will bring you safe baclc tome. Ah. yes, dear father, I have faith. He will not part those who love each other so much." He drow, her softly,to hiiOj smoothing her hair with his hand and looking into her eyes. , "Blanche, my child,'' he said, "do not lot us be selfish in our sorrow; do not /let us forget that ours is a com- moil misery, shared by tliouau&ds upon thousands, not only here in France, but yonder in Germany, beyond the Phine, It is the curse of war that spares no roan, and ia crueleat to the helpless and .innqoent. Even our ene* nijes have children'' who live and pray for them—^remember that," She looked at him in wonder, vaguely understanding, yet scarcely realizing, the largeueso of his noblo cow passiou. « "Ah, my father, you arc good. Even in your groat sorrow you fool for others ^nore than /or yourself. But all th* world kflosvs —even Fathor Andre has said ifc in tho pulpit—our enemies are monsters '.vithout pity and without love." «'Nay, Blanche,' 1 ho answered gently, "they aro only unfortymito mon like ourselves, ypoaking u dilTorent tongue, but capable of the sumo holy affections. They ;irc anl to blumr*. but the evil rulers \yjio uryo them on. It is with a j»wi heart, -my child, that I 4v«i\y the sword at/alnst uuy feUow- creaturoj but the peril of Fvsjaoe is my justification,, and ".vhatover b.low will he-jii blow Of so^ds?fonse," '' discolifsed ea th8 gi&tiea t>! pointed id the lofd ef tfee~ chateau at ft shining eSampfs. 'Hie immediate suit w&s seen hi the formaMM of S large number of volunteers from thd district, inafcy' of them being taefi wild had already served their time, aftd were" otherwise exempt from conscription. The excitement knew no bounds and even Blanche began to shafe it. Fondly as she loved her father, she rejoiced in tho last proof of his nobility and self-sacrifice. "If I Were only a man,'' she thought, "that I 1 too might offer my life for France." ' The day of parting arrivedt and, followed by those Whom his example had inspired, the chevalier loft his homo. A few days later word, dame that .the Norman recruits, With others from the neighboring districts, had been formed into a company of the line, of which Gavrolles Was consti* tuted captain. "Courage, my darling!" wrote tho chevalier to his daughter. "We are ordered to the front at once." He added iu a postscript to his letter: "Tho medallion, with your mother's picture and yours lies ou .my heart. Every night before I lie down to rest I look at tho pictures, and bless both tho living and tho dead. May God have you in his keeping, and speedily reunite us!" Ono morning, as Blanche sat In her boudoir, there was a knock at the door, and Hubert entered, the very picture of consternation. "News, mademoiselle, horrible news!" he cried. "The Germans aro close by!" Blanche started in amazement. "It is quito true, 'mademoiselle," continued the old man. "I hod it from the mouth of Monsieur Dudeyant, the school-master,-who has seen them with his own eyes. Oh, that the earth would open and swallow them up alive, the cannibals! They aro coming here, and we shall soon be eaten up alive!" . ' The nows was not; without foundation. A portion of the advanced columns of the enemy had entered Normandy and taken possession of the capital. Tho whole district was in a panic. The wildest and most hideous stories ^re in circulation, and it was asserted on every hand that tho Germans wero committing the most inhuman crim33. Reports of m-sn massacred, women insulted, villages razed to the ground, arrived every moment.- Among the charges made against the enemy, was the one made so frequently against cavaliers in England during the great civil war—that of actual cannibalism. According to old Hubert, it was the common practice of foreign demons to take infants from their mothers' arms, toast thorn on the end of their bayonets, and devour them! Even Father Andre, an educated man who should have ..known better, was willing to believe any accusation, however preposterous, against the abominable invaders. They were not men, thoy wero not human beings; but demons, exulting in outrage! Meantime. Blanche do Gavrolles was agonized with anxiety, for nearly a fortnight had elapsed, and thore was neither a letter nor a message from, the chevalier. His last letter, hurriedly written on tho scrap of an old envelope, had ba.cn sent from a distant town in the north,.-where' some sharp business had been going on with the enemy's skirmisher's. It had contained one passage, .which afterward formed a source of hope and comfort. "I do not know if this will os-er reach you," the chevalier wrote,-"but if it does so, do not be alarmed if you do not hear from me speedily again; for it is now exceedingly difficult to pass letters beyond the lines. Keep up a good heart, my Blanche, for I think these horrors will soon bo over; it is the beginning of tho end." Another bomb of alarming intelligence was presently exploded by old Hubert. [TO BE Prof. W, M. Sloflne of- ohe of the best known athletic authorities in this country» tvlll represent tho United States on the International committee of athletic cnfntvnls tHilcli has recently been arranged. These carnivals, in which till the 1 ttftttotts 6f the eitrth Mil bo invited to fclice pftft, wt'l bo held every fotlr yoflf* Indifferent cities. As it is the intention to prln- Owing t« the fact that the . gnatffry to the fieflSti tfeiity, ...party' England, nfd nwktetf 1 Into the stories told Of Turkish ties tti Armenia, United States Minister Alexander W. Terrell thinkglt Is not necessary,for hlttl tb tnhke nil Independent investigation. Alexander WU- V I'rof. Win. Slonnc. i-ovlvo tlio Olympic K'Uues, on a Inr scnlo as those hold In Atlieus over 2,001) years nso, the first of those carnivals Hi 1800 will bo held in Athens. The second will bo connected Wlththo biK Purls exposition In 11)00 and the third may tako plncu % In America. Prof. SlotiMo, of Prliicoton, Is a worthy vupresontiitlvo of Amovlcii'H interests, and niay bo rolled upon to uphold our prestige In International sports. CHUNK for Eloetrloul Work. The consumpUin of gluss in ol6ctrlcal work Is very large, and of late yenra hiis led to many Innovations. At one time It was confined chlclly to the largo disks uncd In frlctionnl machines, the jars for telegraph butteries, and tin; Insulators. Now It is extensively out- ployed for tho jars of storage batteries, switches, conduit tubing, thy bulbs of Incandescent lamps,.tho globrs of arc lights and many other purposes. Some of tho storage battorles of modern times are largo enough for baths, ana it can readily bo conceived that tho glass must be well made for such work. Not long ago tho bulbs of Incandescent lumps wero blown at tho factories, but now the lamp works buy thorn In barrels just like, so many oranges, and tho molded glass Is said to answer admirably. A recent .novelty has bc«u the usa of molded bulbs in which some pat- torn is ImyrintiHl. The effect Is very p'rotty and is cheaply obtained, as hitherto this could only be obtained by putting over tho ordinary bulb a-cnse-or shade of cut or molded glass, .which, of course, lessoned tho light -giving valuo 9f th« lamp. In arc lighting the globes remain mucli tho siuno as when the lamps wore introduced llftcen years ago, except that attempts arc made to use panes instead of ono perfect globe. The lenses and other glass for American search lights have been Imported until lately, but aro now being made of excellent quality in this country. AlcXi W.. ftWrell. t son Terrell Is a native of Virginia, where he was born In 1820. He is a graduate of tho University of Missouri, and his education was supplemented by a special course at Heidelberg.- i''or- .some years he was a reporter of the supreme court of Texas, and was later a state senator. At one time Mr. Ter- j'yil was a candidate for the United Stales soiiate. He was appointed minister to Turkey hi 1803. JIUTLEIl, The SticccNNor to Sfimtor lUiunoin ot North Carolina. Marlon Butler, tho leader of tho North Carolina Populists, Is quite likely to bo a conspicuous figure lu the United States Senate. On March 4 ho will take tho scat which has been occupied by Senator Matt Ransom for 24 years. Marlon Butler was born in Sampson county, North Carolina, in 1803, received a good education and then accepted the pi-iiielpal- I.lttlo Drop* of Water. The childish ditty beginning ' 'Little drops of water" is very forcibly iu the mind of a Boston printer. He occupies rooms just over a dealer in fancy goods, on a side street that runs from Tremont, off the Common. About two weeks ajfo one of the dpvils employed by the:' printer was taken with a fit while ho was Washing at the sink, and fell in a heap on the floor, Tho result was that the plush department of the down-stairs merchant was deluged, tho g-lovo boxes, photograph albums, oto., being badly warped. A storm followed, which was cleared away by tho payment of nominal damages. Last week the proprietor of the printing Office himself was. in the office one evening, and being thirsty went to the faucet. But the w^ter bad been shut off, and, no stream following tho open' ing of the stopcock, he forgot to close it, and went homo. The water was turned on before morning, and then caipe a repetition of the former experience. It was no uso for tho type^man to point to tho fact that the second flood had warped the plush goods back to their original shapo. Tho printer was moving when last heard from. .. •'•••• Kiud Jlcartel!. • •Havo you got any waterproof powdor?" sho asked the druggist in ;v \vhispov. <»4ny—whfiit? F,v—Ucg par« dpn." «'W»torproof powdw. J'n* fiurp he \o goiuj,' to propoj.0 this oyc>n» iug jinil |'vo ;.;pt to refuse him, and i| I sUod » fpw t«m*4 it .wlU l>0 easiov fop t-;o poor boy,"—iuaianapolis Nows, A modal is being struck in honor of Cnselli, an Italian, tlie inventor of the pan-telegraph, or Instrument to transmit writing and designs to a distance. It was first shown in Florence in 1801. No ono grudges tho modal, but it is the fact that tho world is still waiting for a practical and perfect clovlco of tills naturo. The nearest, approach to it is certainly tho telautograph, invented by Dr. Ellssha Gray, who also has tho honor of being ono of tho very first inventors of the telephone. This instrument was shown at tho world's fair, but up to tho present tinvJ has not found its way Into the hands of tho public anywhere, to any su: prising ox- tt-iit, although one, or two aro in uso iu New York and Chicago. Marlon Butler. ship of the village academy whore he was educated. When a beardless boy Mr. Butler became Interested In the Alliance movement, and has made it stronger in Sampson and adjoining counties than in nny other part of tho stat-?. In 1890 Mr. Butler was elected to tlio State Senate. At the late election the Populists, through fusion with tho Republicans, were very successful and Mr. Butler was elected by a large majority. Timing- Slitj> It Is highly Important to time the launching of a ship, and a method used In this country a couple of years ago is attracting attention here and abroad. The apparatus consists of a length of wire rolling on a drum, tho number of whoso revolutions will glvo tho quantity >of wire wound up. Tlio revolutions are then timed by an electric speed register, wliidi is a chronagraph with a piano action, and fitted with five pens. Much pon has its special duty and its observer, and iu this way a close count Is kept upon what happens and tho velocity of the ship at each position. Similar : work can be, and is, done in registering the numbor of revolutions of screw shafts. Tlie BIooii H rii't-e of K«rtl», When tho earth was young, accord- Ing to the testimony of our most noted astronomers, it turned with such amazing rapidity that the day was only about three hours long. The entire globe was a liquid then, and as It spun around at that fearful rate of speed the sun, causing cyer-lncreasing tides upon its surface, «t least pulled it aundor! The smaller portion became the planet which we now call the moo». The distance of,, the raoop from the earth has been gradually increasing ever since, and the time will surely come when H will not look larger than a tenth-mag' nitude star to the people of the earth. IlonlcN IiiHtc-acl of Candy. "I think ambition is never given without a mind of sufficient power to sustain it and to achieve Its lofty object." Who wrote these words? A boy of 18 named Bayard Taylor, as l\e looked proudly upon an autograph Charles Dickens had given him, and felt within him that lire of ambition which was never quenched. The Quaker of tho little town of Kennett square, near Philadelphia— who was born In January 11, 1825— grow to be very fond of books, and often when sent, to rock the baby would forget all about tho crying infant, so deeply would he be absorbed in a story of travel or delightful poem. Ilia father was a poor farmer who had no money to spend on books, so Bayard set out gathering nuts, which ho sold, and, instead of rushing off to a candy store, like some boys and girlH, lie Invested his money more wisely in buying books. At fourteen he was studying Latin and French, fifteen found him' deep in Spanish. At seventeen he was no lougcr the pupil, but the .assistant in the school. The story of his life with its deep shadows and bright lights, is beautiful and full of Inspiration, Every boy and girl of America, England and Germany, should know it by heart. And see how the penniless lad at last readies some of tho heights of his ambition, and at President Hayes' request becomes minister to Berlin, nnd was welcomed cordially by Emperor William, and had for a fast friend Bismarck, Some of his works should be in every library.—New York Press. JBolh Wei's He had Weft calling Ofi evenings and one afternoott & 6ik months! Still ,1 although he was in the habit gefittg before thd jeWetsrs 1 window^ and asklHg evefy ytSt»L_ ried man of his acquaintance if it ly did net cbst as.tnudh id fc " •'" two. As for hef she Wfts sixteen hours & day ovet the etfitosl.. deMng of table Hnett which,, instead et) dedicating to the fattiiiy Uso, she cars* fully locked "away as soon as f~""' ~* 'Meanwhile the sister 1 next' in sioti was clamoring for the •tlon of the'> parlor and the „ a ., f .brother sat in the seat,of the scornful* ( ,> Ono evening.he noticed an unusual abstraction in her manner. ,-,',' 5 "You are not offended with mei"*,£ he asked, "I know t didn't got hefe until twelve minutes'past eight, 'but' \4 the car stopped in the tunnel atfd-i**/!^ "OffendedP Not at all," and alii, gazed dreamily into the fire. • • > "Perhaps you aro ill, them You know you had lost a pound and a half last time we wero weighed—and yolt haven't eaten all tho candy I brought yet. You must bo very carbful bi your health." The absent gaze wandered over his r head; "I am quite well, thank you*—•' only a little thoughtful; tho serious problems of life must sometimes pro- sent themselves to one's mind." "You can't decide whether to havo a jacket or capeP Or is it to havo your photograph profile or three-quarter, face?" • ' 'Nothing so frivolous ly. important." • • ''/>'"You—-you think of parting your*'] hair, do you? Or is it possible that _; you contemplate entering a conventP"^ "No, no! I can't tell you what It Is, ', but—"- ' '_' "I see it now—I seo it all," he bur'sfc forth. "You are expecting that Mil-'- lor fellow. Well, I" will say good evening-. I would not interfere with.'', such a delightful visit." t '., "I don't see why you say 'that' "v, Miller—1 think him * a charming fellow." * "So doos ho. Good evening, Miss Daisy." "I—why, what is your hurry P" , "You said that you expected Miller, and—" "Why, I said nothing of the kindl He is calling on Julia this evening— I saw his shadow on the blind; no ono else has such absurd ears." • ' "0, well, Miller is a very nice fellow. But you haven't told me yet what you are.thinking of." 5 "Oh, I can never tell you. You will' think it silly. You are always laughing at it." "Can it bo about tho embroidered, linen?" "How clever of you. How did you ever guess? But I can never, never toll you." .-...:.!• ' "Then I shall think it a joke at my expense. I insist on knowing." "Oh, it's not a joke at all, but if you insist—" "I do insist." •' ' , "But, Mr. Smiffkins, I really can't.- Well, if you will know— ,1 have finished embroidering enough of it — well, enough for a—a small family, and now I don't know whatrinitial to put on it, and it naturally makes, me rather thoughtful." l/ ' _"" The next day s"h'& took her linen down town and had' the letter' j'S 1 '' stamped on every piece; Fomlnino Charity. They never were very good friends J and now they don't speak at all, They met the other morning on the street, "I saw Charlie Iverson about fifteen" ' minutes ago," said one. ' , ; "Where?" inquired the other. ' ' , "Down street," ' • "Did you speak to him?" ' ] "Only bowed." "How was he looking?" "Very well, indeed," "Is that so?" "Of course, * "I shouldn't have thought so." ' "Why not?" "He asked me to marry him last night and I refused." "Gracfous, that's the very reason he';„•?] should be looking well, I should tbink'"L*) 41 Aluminum. Aluminum has the property, when used as, a pencil, of leaving an Indelible mark ou glrss or ether substance having a siliceous base. A deposition of the metal taes place, and, while this way bf removed by a suitable f.cid wasuv-the mark Its If, caii not lie removed by rubbinjj or washing. Magnesium, ssliic and cadmium havo n similar property, but tho mark of magnesium is easily removed, the application of ssinc requires a wheel, and '4uc a«a cudium tarnish; while al- limlnpm is permanent aort remains bright. TWs property is snsc?ptilite O f t t j m t of practical aflpJJtcaftoMS lu '• flags. u Now Uuncp, A young tot of an East ender came Home from danclrig school the other day and very proudly remarked to her father, "Papa, Pse dancing tho horse to-day." "Paneing the horse,," repented the pater, who thought that perhaps since his society days some new dance had been invented of which lie did not know, "now what is dancing the horse, dearV" /The little one expressed the utmost surprise at the ignorance of her father, nnd persisted Unit sho was dancing the horse. The riddle vyae solved when tlie child's nurse t-iime in and said that meant she had learned to dance t galop that day.—^Jt'tsUurj.; Dispatch Kello of r»saz»l»m. Half a dozen churches in New bear uron their spires or vanes the figure of a cook, thoujjk-"! doubtless without any intent on " part of the builders to' preserve ancient superstition. As m inn, »}„,,, tw the cock goes back to days before, th,e'-'.», Christian era, but the bird beq^m^ invested with a sort of saoredpesa / among Christians after be had '" nounced the apostacy of Peter, legend has it that Christ was at cock-crow, and ,,tbe 'bird waa ' vested in the middle ages with a sup etitious halo of Sun. Yuliie of" H The shark, much as the sailors hato it, furnishes severa( valuably products. Au oil obtained froin its llvDi- vies lu medicinal .qualities \vith (jhtainijii I'roiu the Jiver of tlw Us skill.' when cU'tefl. takes flw ,»M A Sincere Girl. "Miss Goldby flattshed me much yestahday," said Freddie brane. "Ya-as, Sho told me that came out on the stage in ouah theatwicals I looked good e eat." "Well, that w i she remarked to me- She said, face was like a bpiled •Ju I was ft young used to W »tkf>

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