The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, July 25, 1890 Page: 2 of 8
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JJUCEt JL LOWrT ?iWW.wi rrAptter.
of tbr wbMls m they tirotoM
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The wheel of Fortune. tbe wheel of Fate
The wheel of Lore and the wheel of Ha
How tby circle kw for the heart that yearn
Pir th hope that beat to the brefcSts that
Put in truth the fll with a npleod'.d upeed
Elr how sbculjjwe tiar thetr hum indevi?
t vme. come!" 't.a the Fortune wbeeL
' Some nozati of the world wealth teai;
It i'I not iait it will koo be past-
lint rM is 4y 'd and I bl4 you knecL
Ofc the hum of the wheels as they fling and
tlj - I
Thr wbM-l of Fwte an'i Ihe wheel of LoTe
.Th whrlot Hi ah: wr hear above
Tbe wliirof the Fortune wheel hard by
A drt-Brj drone tftistt has drawn s sigh
T haui.t our heart with a htot of woe.
Ami pit rrv our f ac with a pottos Blow.
Fear. fparM ti the wheel of Fate.
Near war though I seem vo late
1 iraw at la-k and our Jot is past
lie it ne'tr so pure bj It ne cr to preat.
th hum of tthc wheel as tjhry whirl them
r -rid! t
Th( wheel of lH ami tbe wfcr ! of Hate -'J&c
rh me that waip in onr earfi so late
fcinrii faint and! tar. like the softened nound
Of a city' tir M th- distance drowned.
Owr ari ar dt-.JT itta the din nd groan
Of lh- hurling llat'-whefT monotone.
Vm- woe I'I i the hoarse refrain.
Ioa. lot. do I grind like grain
W .iitlir.s tpi re. nor for anrht forbear.
Til. fajnt thtfjf 1m in thr1rgrfeou3 pain."
Oii ' jthr kuan of ie w-b.- a tbiy disappear!
Tl. Wl oelof !-' trat the rent downbore
tv 'hti.wir fUMirij hi'"5 and their rush and
gained at l?t an-1 has drawn full near;
1 our heart ih '- i f it fret and fear
For to wheel thr''!
-low and e know twill
stOat to the journey's end.
"West blest"' --o the whe-l m;p low;
"Rest. re$t.Blronj tb" rri.-fs that go
To make tbr. strife of a human life.
Tt Loveawae an the beM bestow.
Lipiinann in NcW Knxar.J Mag
And the "Way He Fooled His
i Pompotie Brother-in-Law.
Any one wlii visited Mr. Norris at his
fine place on the Hudson would be sure
fco not !( aftjer awhile an oSd man who
wandered amut the place dressed all
summer in a
hiii .shirt and linen vest
tid'a fisherman's hat and
It woolen dressinjr-irow n.
ail winter ir
lie was a mebli tall bald old man. and
people at 3--tt jtook him for asuperannu
ated old tert-aht; but final ly bis nice
linen his naltl hands and a certain well-
bred tone of frbic' if by chance ihey
heard him snehk made them ask:
Who is tiir
If tbey ii uired of Miss Belle the
eldest unmai-riied daughter She would
"An old connection of poor mamma's.
I can t see w
hy pa has him here horrid
If they asked Mr. Norris' maiden sis
ter. sho would ryply:
One of thje blessings my late sister-in-law
brought with her into the fam-
ily A miserable ne'er-do-weel of a re-
: if the question was propounded to
pouipous Mr. NWris as he sat in his
ma-chair ori bis piazza or drove about
Ills property in one of bis handsome
fehiicles be wojild answer:
Well thiit is a sort of a relation of
my -wife's a) ne'er-do-weel. The black
thep of tb1 flock you know. Alway-
is one in eery fau.ily. For her sake
hb was a ery lenevolent woman we
let him staj about lie prefers eating
by himself llt's very stupid very; but
ebe wanted him here and .she bad her
ayt fHior aul. 1 gnidgd her nothing.
Yes. that's poor Hill."
But if it was Miss Phemie of whom
tbe question was asked she always an-
swered: Why that is Uncle Bill. He's a lit-
tie eccentric but the dearest old soul.
r wry . try fond of him and he of
ae. Dear old Uncle Bill."
Certainly Phetme was the old man's
only friend! in that pompous household.
She :t was who went up to his little
loom with bis meals and sat with him
while he ale them; who saw that he had
the newsptper and his pipe; who had
fixed that little out-of-the-way place
with a pretty carpet book -shelves a
student' h 1? mi lots of pretty ornaments
in worsted and painted silk; who never
deceived her monthly allowance with-
out bu in? something for bim.
His "pretty snow-white shirts were I
her irift. and she saw that the were I
"done up" roperly. The flannel dress-
inff-ffi'""! hs wore in winter was of her
contrivance. In fact up in that
dormer-rooi ed1 room there were hours
that Mere mbre home-like than auy
spent in tho great parlors or the big
dining-room where Miss Belle was only
affectionate to "pa" when she wanted
him to givej her more money to spend;
and Miss Norris the elder sister of tbe
master of ! tbe house made bitter
speeches in the pauses of the needle-
work in which she was perpetually en
gaged sometimes directly at her
brother sometimes at Belle sometimes
at Phemie. but all worded so circum-
spectly and clothed in such a guise of
piety that no one dared resent them.
"What a comfort you are. Uncle
Bill'" Phemie" would say as she poured
oufthe old man's coffee.
"And whjat a comfort you are Phe-
mie" old Undo Bill would say. "If I
was a rich uu ;o just home from India
like those iin plays and novels you
couldn't raajke more of me."
"1 shouldn't make so much uncle"
Phemie would answer "for you'd be a
victim of liver complaint and that
would make you ill-natured and you'd
scold me and say naughty words. They
all do you know-. Now you haven't any
money or stocks to worry about like
poor pa; and you're not irritable and 1
liie to be with you. You're Uke mam-
ma too. ou have her eyes."
' "'w are! sister Susan's image" the
old man would say. "Do you remem
ber the day that you came to tbe hospi-
tal with her?"
"Yes said Phemie. "I was just
twelve yearn old and mamma was cry-
ing over the telegram. 'My only
brother P lemie' she said. 'So sick
that be ma; die and so poor that bjs's in
a hospital.' Then we came and I saw
you in bed and after awhile we brought
you borne and ma nursed you well
"Aid died herself just as I got
about' said Uncle BilL "And your
lather and the rest did not Uke a shabby
old mmsL around tbe boose. WeH I
wa lucky to get a Toe I suppose and
lockltir still to find suoh disinterested
love as yours. You're like Susan. - She
was tine ierest girl that ever lived.
Y you're Uke Sfa.r
But they did not always talk thus.
Tbey were very busy often over books;
over Pnemie's embroidory or which ho
designed patterns; teaching her little
dog a thousand tricks; feeding the blind
kittens Phemie eared from drowning;
making a little well from whioh the
oanary drew buckets of water. And
Phemie and the old man would wander I
off to the river-side where -be would
JUb seldom catching any thing and
she would read or knit.
None of the family knew of these in
timacies ltelle older than Phemie 1y
six years preferred that she should con-
sider herself a child until Miss: Norris
was married. And Aunt Marda de-
tested her for her resemblance to the
sister-in-law wbs "had never been coa-
geniaL" No one in the house knew but some
one not of the household did and shared
at times in the-v.
Sometimes when the old man's rod
danpk-d over the water a younger
anjrl'-r would take his place near him
a handsome young fellow with black hair
and the brightest eyes in the world;
and then the hours went by like boars
in a dream and Phemie felt happy as
sho bad felt when a child by her
mother' side And Uncle Bill laughed
and told fishermen's stories. As for the
youn; man silent or talkative he was
always charming. Ho thought Phemie.
She was so . nteen: she had never had a
lover. She was well-read in romantic
lore. W'hal haprv-m-d was only to be
expected. In a little while two lovers
sat beside old Uncle Hill on the banks
of tho prett7 stream and walked to-
gether as far .".- the httlo gate in the
beiijje that nobolv e!e ued and did
not h:de from ibe old man that they
parted with a kis.
FVmI Howard was not a fashionable
man only the son of a poor widow who
had mide a booL-keeper of her boy.
What holidays he had. be spent at
ho'oe. This was his mid-summer vaca-
tion; he was bright and g'ood and hand-
some. Lut Mr. Norris surely would have
had other iews for his you ngeit daugh-
ter. .And so. one day as the two haying i
met accidentally on the road were talk-
injf together with an expression on
either face that made an old country
lady who drove past remarked to her
husband: "Hiram take my word for it
tlx-n.'s beaus'' Mr. Norris marched up
behind the a:r:ind appeared like a very
florid ghou between them with an:
'I was not aware Mr. Howard that
you had e-r leen inlivdured to my
The yo".ng man blushed but an-
swered: "Hut I havt sirj by my friead
"Oh!" replied Mr. Nrris lowering
his tone a little. "Thea jou know my
brother Mr. Whipple fcorris. in the
city? He is a relative I am proud of
worth half a million if be is a cent."
"I have often heard if Mr. Whipple
Norris" replied tho young man frank-
ly; "but have never mjet him. I owe
my introduction to MisS Phemie Norris
to her Uncle William-ah ah " the
young man suddenly refatembered that
he did not know Uncle Bill's last name.
"Her Uncle William?' repeated Mr.
Norris. "Euphemia dojes young How-
ard allude to your poor mother's unfort-
unate brother Bill?"
l'brmie lowed her head.
"toung Howard!" related Mr. Nor-
ris. "That ier..on has no authority to
introduce my daughter Consider your-
self a stranger to her henceforth. "
Phemie looked at Fret.. Fred looked
at Phemie. '
"It is t late sir" tjhe latter said.
"I loe i.r daughter.! and have won
her heart. She has projinised to be my
Mr. .rrU stared at him lifted his
eye-lrow ; stared agasn through his
double c-e-glas and spo.ke sternly:
"I hae ih da-.ghteij who is a credit
tome Lord Mc'labpaid great atten-
tion to her lrt winter. He has written
to ask my consent to their nuptials
wliieu I shall gie anil he will return
in the fall to be married to her. An En-
glish nehb man would hardly like a
brother-in-law- viho (makes perhaps
twenty dollars a wejk. My eldest
daughter. Mrs. Timpkjins Trotter has
married a gentleman Who is esteemed
the wealthiest man inj Mineville. My
son is with my brothel in New York a
man I am proud of. Now I shall never
make a fus alniut Phefaiie. I only tell
you this: If she marries you I disown
her. You can take hr if she chooses.
I shall never give ho a pennv. She
may hate her clothes and trinkets and
go. If he obeys me khe shall be mar-
ried or single well provided for. She
is plain and unprepossessing; but I know
ounS Clergyman who will attain oral
i nence who only needsimy permission to
propose. She might dp very well with a
proper portion for himi She has a thick
waist a large nioujth and ordinary
features" continued JMr. Norris turn-
ing his eye-glass ot his daughter;
"but a clergyman should not look for
"She is the prettiest girl I know and
if I may earn her bread and butter 1
can do it" said Fro Howard. "You
give ber to me. sir?"
"No " replied Mr. Norris. "She mv
give herself to you if she chooses to bo
Then be walked awky.
As Pbcnife and Fred stood looking at
each other obi Uncle i Bill's head aroso
above tho shrubbery.
"I give my permission" he said with
more than usual dignity; "amd I am
her mother's brother. I think you will
make her happy young Fred How-ard."
The maiden aunt and 'the sister who !
was to bo the bride of an English noble-'
man led Phemie a ' sad life of it for
awhile; but one morning she walked
out of her home in her simplo church-
going costume and was married in the
little chapel of St John. Old Uncle
Bill in his old-fashioned broadcloth
snit went with them and gavo the
bride away. Mrs. Howard was there
and a school friend of Phemie's and a
fellow-clerk of Fred's. Nono of the
Norris family. And after tho wedding
they were to go upon a littlo trip.
Phemie's trvnks bad been sent to Fred's
mother's little house. The bride .was
not as happy as site might have been
under other circumstances but at borne
no one had ever loved or considered her
since her mother's death; and Fred
loved her and-she lovou him. Hor only
trouble was that flo must loavo old
"That is hard tie old man said.
"very hard Phemie." And then Fred
held out his hand.
"Uncle BiH. be vjld "We snail live
in a very plain way jtat if you will Hvo
with as we will do lour - best to make
you happy and shall be happy our-
selves." "Will yo bo so 'boy?" oried Uncle
BHL "A poor old i man like me ab!
"BeaUvr oriod Phamio. danoins- with
I ' ""
"fteally'and truly Hearcn hAows."
And Fred grasped his band and snook
it "Yoc j brpught us together Unnla
BUT" he said.
4!Its lucky answered Uneio Bill
"for brothor-in-law Xorris has turned
me out of bis house for aiding and abefc-
Icg you told mo that I might be
town; poor if I liked. 1 didn't but I
just said: 'Very well; ni go. M
"111 got your things and take them
to mother's" said Fred. "You'll be
company for her while we'rogone; after
that one home for all of us."
Then tho old man looked at them
with tc smile; looked at Mrs. Howard
with another and laughed hi sweet
'You're two good honest generous
children be said. "And you're Fred's
mother ma'am. But I've an explana-
tion to make. Five years ago my
sister Susan heard that I was sick and
at' hoemtftl and took mo to her house.
She nursed me back to tolerable health
and was very good to me. Then sweet
angel she died. She thought that be-
ing in a. hospital meant poverty. I was
paying fifty dollars a week there. I
have a fortune that oven Ms. Norris
would respect but seeing what he was
I took a fane; that Td find out what his t
children wore. I have. I've lived
about the place as old Uncle Bill a
poor relation. I wasn't wanted even at
table. I was despised by all but
Phemie. She dear little soul has been
a daughter tome. I told sister Susan
the troth on her death-bed and
promised to do my best by this sweet
girl; and my money his been growing
under good care for five years. Why
had I been the beggar they thought too
I'd hare gone to an alms-houso rather
than eat Norris' bread all those years.
As it was I enjoyed tho joke. To think
how he would have ' respected mo if be
had known tho truth; how he scorned
me for being poor when I was n wealthy
man; but let all that pass; we are
happy together and what need we
Thera was great excitement at the
Norris mansion when the news
reached its inhabitants and Mr. Norris
j sent a formal forgiveness to his daugh
!Sho was a good girl and. felt glad that
this was so but she only began to know
what real happinev was in the home
where he and thos who truly loved
her hed contentedly together for
loaiv long and pleasant years. Mary
Kvle Iallas. in N. Y. Ledger.
AN APT DEFINITION.
The Principal J'oints of a Keallr Coed
unit y.ituub e Hook.
But some one will ask what do you
call a g khI book? I will tell you.
A good book is one that interests you.
Otto in which the bright rather than
the dark side of life is sho-vn.
One that mak-s yon see how mean are
the small ices of life and hov despic-
able are the great sins.
One that glorifies virtuo in women
and honor in men.
One in which the good are rewarded
and tho wicked and made to suffer
buffering by the by that may be of tho
conscience or in a more material way
a reward given either on earth or prom-
ise for the future.
One which convince? you that this
world is filled with good men and good
Die that breathes forth the good nose
of a Creator and respects His all-governing
One that makes you feel you are meet-
ing real peopb people who elevato
your thoughts as you associate with
A gd book is one that you remem-
ber with pleasure that when the dull
hours "uie you can think of with in-
terest and feel that there are people
with whom you" have a most interesting
acquaintance who are yet only charac-
ters of the -imagination.
A good book is one that tells in good
English the story it has to; sees no
necessity for using foreign words and
does not quote from the Arabic or tho
Sancritaslf the author had written it
with an Encyclopaedia Brittanica beside !
. A good book is the one thnt wo want
wb.en weary of tho people of tho world;
hxt wro can read out aloud and discuss; :
4hat we can hand to our daughters that
it may jrivo them pleasure and which
will only le a stepping stone on the '
road of taste not only to better and
obler books but a better and nobler
That is a good book and my friends j
there are hundreds of them. Ladies7
THE FORTH BRIDGE.
CouiputatlouK of an KHgllsh Knclueer It-7
Rnrillnc Its stability.
London Industries says that "as
showing tho immense sire and strength
of the Forth bridge in Scotland a prom-
inent English engineer Las mado a con-
rttst in the following simple terms': As
grenadier guardsman put at tho aver-
age height of 5 foot 10f inches is tc
now-born infant about 18.34 inches kc
k tho Forth bridgo to tho largest rail-
way bridge yet built in this country.
To give an idea of the material used in
tho construction of tho bridge it m&j
bo mentioned that it included about
$1000 tons of steel of two qualities one
to resist tensile and tho othot- compros- i
sivo strains lraving strengths respect-
ively of 30 to 33 and 84 to 87 tons pel
square inch of tension and as we stated
before upwards of 21000 tons of cement
707000 cubic feet of-grauito 117000 feel
of masonry and concreto for the founda
tions and piers while 1000.000 cubi
feet of timber were used for temporary
purposes. As niany as 3800 men wer
employod at one timo in the construc-
tion. The stability of tho bridge is as-
sured as far as human foresight car
niako it and this will be apparent whot
it is mentioned that Mr. Bakdr one o
tho engineers for the work consider
that half a doaon ironclads could be
hung from tho cantilever ends. Ex-
ports stated that the gale to which the
Tay bridge succumbed did not give s
higher pressure than thirty pounds pei
square foot. In the caso of tho Forth
bridge a pressure of fifty-six pounds pei
square foot has been allowed for acting
over tho wholo surface greater than
ever has been experienced in this coun-
try. As to the cost it is estimated' that
8250000 has been spent on the bridge
ana tno north ana south railway ap-
proaches but including tho construc-
tion of various connecting lines nearly
3000000 (say 51000000) will-have
Charles Dickens once said: "Do
nothing in tho dark." He was right as
every man who has stepped on a rocking-chair
during tho woe sma' hours of
tho morning might testify. What man
needs apparently is a night-dross with
a matoh-box attaglied to it N. Y. Com-xoerclr&L
PITH AND POINT
A genius saay distance .a dolt and
yet only win by a head. Yonkers Ga-
efcte. Soratching does not bring out or im-
prove tho bcautjy that is skin dcap-
0. Picayune. ' .
-The groater tho man he more re--iontleas
the fury with wbtcb tho people
pummel bim wjhen ho fart Ik Atchison
It ia no small commendation to
manage a littjo welL He is a good
wagonor that can turn in a little room
-f Bishop Hall.
Men whose opinions havothc weak-
est foundations are least opon to con-
viction. Swampy land In not Hablo to
earthquakes. Christian at Work.
Health is contagious as well as
disease; courage as well as cowardice;
generosity as well as meanness; noble-
ness of action and of nature as well as
jealousy and malice.
Philanthropists who are undertak-
ing to reform tho world should firs't try
heir hand at curing a neighbor of one
I of his fa ults.r Light
116 only is old who has suffered his
onorgios to waste away and the spring
ol life to" become motionless on whoso
nands the hours drag heavily and to
whom all things wear tho garb of gloom.
Thousands of people think hey
will do this and that good thing a f tor) a
time which however they fail to ac-
complish. Procrastination is a fatal foe
to success. United Presbyterian.
Tho weakest point in your charac-
ter determines vour moral status. Tho
highest reach of your aspiration indi-
rates yonr possible attainment. Be not
deceived on tho ono hand; be not dis-
couragAd on tho other. Selected.
j lie who knows -that power is inborn
that he is weak because he has looked
i for good out of bimsolf and elsewhere
! and so perceiving throws himself un-
.' hMltatifurltr nn Mc tl.nmxhr in.tantW
j rights himself stands in tho erdit posi-
tion commands his limbs wo&Ls inir-
cles just as a man who stand on his
' feet is stronger than a man wty stands
j on his head. N: Y. Ledger.
j Many idoas grow hotter wbn trans-
! planted into another mind thn in the
j ono whero they sprang up. Tiat which
was a weed in ono intelligenp becomes
i a flower in tho other.and a fldveragain
i dwindles down to a mero 'jewl by the
same change. Healthy gfwins may
become poisonous by fallpg upon tho
wrong mental soil and watt seemed a
nigh t-sh ado in one mind pay unfold aa
a morning-glory in tho otlpr. Woman's
French Kstimutn of tfe Kx-Ciumcelor'a
Bismarck refused thf title of Duke on
the ground that his inbmo was not suf-
ficient to enable him $ support the bur-
dens which tho thinvould bring upon
him: but. in realitv. o refused because
he could not very -l accept an honor I
which might look IkQ a compensation
for his remova'. o havo tho most
trustworthy information t'o provo that i
tbe fortune of Bistnrck at the present
moment may bo erfmated at more than
. $100000 income mo is one of the
largest landed p-sprietors in Prussia.
1 He owns a browtp. a paper factory a
! saw-mill and disfilleries. Ho was al-
ways proud toa; that every thing
f that was consunpdin his house was tho
j product of his ot.n property. The dota-
j lions given to -hiuien sovoral occasions
formed the greater aiortion of his fort
une. His propertjjat Vansin was pur-
chased by him injl&SG after tho war
with Austria with tho $300000 which
wero then presented jo him. After the
war of 1S7L Enipewr l illiam took
of the indemnity upwards $800000 for
M. do Bismarck LtUfthis sum served to
purchaso tho greai pmain of Frodor-
ichsruhe. This UtUr castlo is remark-
able for its simplui Thoro are some
portions of it tint iro simply white-
washed and withe t any ornamenta-
tion whatever. Upo 1S-15 Bismarck
was obliged tolie r ilior modestly and
as ho himself admitijhQ did not resist
the temptation of gaybling in tho hopo
that chanro would f;ror him. Tho in-
heritance of his fathr bottorod his ne-
cuniary situation aid brought him tho
property of Schoenaiuson and it was
shortly after that vhn ho married Jo-
hannn von Puttkan. I
For somo time Bismarck's charity
was eagerly solicitM but tho old Chan-
celor was always tconomioal and he
rarely responded tAippoals for aid. A
few years ago ho cLsed ' to bo insoricd
in the papers a slioilar advertisement
declaring that it iis useless to ask him
for assistance. Jourior des Etata
Same That rioulti-Bd at the Itrginning
or tho Ei pwnth Century.
Tho earliest IcJbrd of an- English
hostelry that ournrinted documents af-
ford is of tho Kin's Head kept by ono
Bogor Baker whfro committoos of tho
Council and Asanbly of the provinco
met for confer!
ice according to tho
journal of tho 11
tor body on tho 20th
day of August
I. Subsequent entries
show that these
meo tings wero of fre-
and always at taverns
v Hall afforded abun-
preferred aftjaiho fashion of tho day.
vr tao social board.
cad appears to havo
ueen street without
jr-s. on a jocauon
x now precisely do-
iorth west corner of Pearl
scribod as tl
eats. 1 he sign was tho
head of Will
of Orange of "glorious
memory" tben noar the
-v V 1
r closo of his
gn. uaKor s rival in tno
thro gentry was ono Ga-
in who kept tho Whito
Liion tho si
j oi wnicn nay not ouon
11 is .name with tho
occupation is found as
j mention of
i earlv as If
1 .Jiesides the King's
I Head and thi
Yfbite Lipn the namo of
i only ono oi
ir tavern k sign betweon
. 1700 and 1730
I)i5 been preserved that
J of tho Boot
: names of k(
0 the other hand the
trti oi tavorns are con
stantly met wfch in official documents
nenry Swifajppoars as the host who
provided the dinner given to Lord
Lovelace on ffe arrival to the command
of tho province an entertainment
which cost thi sum of forty-six pounds
sovon shillings and sixpence which
must havo ikon tho eouivalont of an
enormous quantity of "bread and sack"
at tho prices the time. Ul tho other
ancient host-tho namos only have cotnt
down of Beriard Hardenbrook Eliza
beth Jourdin who entertained the
Council and'jlodged Her Majesty's sol-
diers" andfiho widow Post of tho
family of bitchers and tavern-keepers
whioh appers for a century in our annals.-
Johniu3 tin Stevens in Uarpec'tj
FANCY VS. EXPERIENCE.
I JExtractA from a Paper Prepared fcj- Sch-
aru tnnson tor tba Dominion ot Giakda
gaort-uoru UrccJorV As.oolatloa.j
We aU have onr fancies as to color id
-cattle. Some admire a roan others red
With. Hereford Breeders red with white
face is orthodox and with Angusmari
black awl all black is their creed. Colo:
may oe called a fancy: so it ia. Ex
perienoe says you may follow your fane:
bo long as it is not prejudicial to th
animal. That thje Angus and the Dover
breed true to colbr is t certainly not ai
Kobjection. That the Herefords are bet
ter. except for tho sak of uniformity
by beings uniformly marked we doubt
in our Boyhood days in the oarl
fortys we well remember the grays
snow iy Knight and Heath and Lort;
lhat tho Short-Horn' has suffer
much from tbe red erase can not be d
niea. .bxpetlence says nothing h
done the breed more harm in these la
ter days thad this foolish desire for n
fortunately wo have escaped thi
mania in a rreat measure in Canad
but wheie it has been carried to the ex-
treme as In Kentucky and tho WesK
there the cattle have deteriorated!
Their hair is harsh and wiry bavinfe
lost that mossy ana boaver-like unde
coat such as is indicative of feedin
propensities. It is admitted on all side
that roans are superior as feedor
Then why does . fancy run riot?
' f uniformity in color? What a fallacVl
fcxperienee says it Is better to be un
j formly good though of various colorti
ton uniformly bad and all of one coloh
Tho Jersey men teil s tbe erase dr
fancy for solid colors black tongue anil
black switch nearly destroyed the use-
ful qualities which first brought tho
breed into prominence. In horns thorp
is another fancy; some say let us have ja
gOOd SttfOng horn.
as it is an indication
of constitution. The Angus men antort.
you do not want any. while the Here-
ford and the Ayrshire breeders like a
Many a go4d animal have wo scondl 5-
carded at fairs thrown out for a hoay
horn perhaps placed behind a light.
; fleshy one w ith a delicate steer's horn l o
other earryinp many pounds more bpcf
j and it tho most valuable parts. The
j head is worth but' a few cents on the
I block but on; the living; animal what an
index to the valuo for breeding pur-
. poses It is said Mr. Bates fell in love
; with Belvedere on seeing his head
thrust through an open window and de-
termined to buy him at any cost. What
j arc the fancies? In females the most
' common is tho objection to a thick or
maty pouch near the jawe or what in
horses would bo called the throat-latch.
I 1'ancy asks that they shall be well cut
f up. or in other words tho setting on of
' the head must be slight and slim. Yet
experience says that it is an indication
of a good feeder rather than a defect
and will never bo found on a thin-fleshed
The fallacy regarding tho heads of
bulls is that generallv advocated bv
young and inexperienced judges. Ex-
per ie nee says the head of tho male must
lc masculine approaching coarseness
rather than the opposite. It is even so
in the human race. Where are the
pretty men? When you And them they
aro generally too indolent to know how
to amuse themselves.
Again or viewing an animal with an
abnormally largo brisket how often wo
hear the remark: "What a great bris-
ket!". forgetting that if it is oAt of pro-
portion to tbe loin and ribs it is a detri-
ment rather than a point of excellence.
All parts should be evenly balanced
and where one unduly predominates. It
is not an advantage and when it occurs
i on of those- parts of the animal whero
tho heel is of tho least value as in tho
brisket it is still more objectionable.
Experienco says a long prominont
brisket adds to tbe weight of low-prioed
beef whereas a broad deep chest indi-
cates a strongly-constituted vigorous
animal. The shoulder though ono of
tbe most important parts of the animal
is not often troubled with the fancy
peculiarities though no doubt many of
us havo heard tho remark: "What a
great front as wide as a barn." If wo
i examine this wonder closely we fanll
j.6t"e a wide prominent rough shoijlder
looking as if it had been stuck on affeer-
" by a very poor workman. Expri-
! once points out that on standing in
front of the animal theshoHlder points
should be completely covered bt" tho
neck vein gradually swelling oue-iike
bows of a ship without any protuber-
ance or hollows until it is sunk or grad-
ually absorbed by the chest chino and
ribs so that tho eye can not dotcct
where tbe one ends or the other begins.
The shoulder itself should be smooth
equally covered with flesh not put on
in rolls -s so often seen. It is trao wiat
from tho neck and shoulders do not
cdmo tho choicest cuts but every
butcher knows that there is a lot of
difference between tho quality of
meat in the fore quarter tho rough
plain shoulder yieldingbutlittlo oxuopt
boiling pieces; whereas most can be'eus
into roasts from a smooth evenly-
fleshed one. Breeders Gazette.
An Eastern farmer sends to Farm and
Home his way of tying cattle which is
herewith illustrated. It is simple and
now TO nn CATTXK.
fjafo and is done in less timo than it
takes to tell it
Tito illustration speaks for itself
needs no further explanation.
Our peoplo throw away tjboir bulls
gonorally after using them tjio or three
years says an Iowa paper. Thevdonot
scorn to know that well-bred abort-horn
bulls bring high prices for exporting if
well fed. It is ono of the characteristic
wastes of cir farmers. A t&in bull is
not worth a big price -Tko cents a
pound buys tho most of .them. They
fatten rapidly and soil for fc ur cents in
Chicago if first rate.
The littlo principality of Wales i3
quite aUve with the dairy spirit that
is moving the rest oi the Ivingdom to
such exertions at improvement in all
the dairy arts. Throe stationary and
ono itinerant dairy school nro already
In Kuccossful operation. j
If wo keep the ground clean and soft
for a considerable distant "iround n w
ly sot tree? all summer it villi pay.
IFOR LITTLE PEOPLE:
Yeu're vexed with mo to-nIgbtu1CkBOy"
I won't ask you to kls me.
TSruji Kursla calling mo J I 'Apeet
YoH'lt 1-6 right giad to miss mv
I'm sorry that I plague you soA
1 xuer I VfU you nearly ;
I gHesa you'll nqver halt believe
But I do lo9 joxdea&$.
Oh 1 do love yotj" dearly.
I never meant to break your watch
I thought I'd Just be trying
How ut the littlo wheel would torn
Maen something-started flying;
Aad vrhl-x! it went and then stopped
I never meant to never;
An' how ya soy it's sr?5Mt for good.
Cau't It be mantled ever?
I never thought one little touch
Of pretty read upon It
Would apoll yonr picture yesterday;
1 wteh 1 Jtadn't done it. ;
I tbetiftht I'd llfce to help you some
Ton'd loft the brash right ready ? - j
I b'Uevc yon'd thlnk't was pretty too.
If you looked at It stoady.
I'm sorry thnt I tore yonr frock.
That raffle was so spreading-.
My feet are little to look at;
Hat they're rffrut big for treading
An then I woke you from yonr nap;
Tbe monkey was so funny -
I l&ugbed out loud before I thought
To see him counting money.
I never meant to be so bad;
Itut every thlnfrl'iu doing
Jttet turns right straight to nangh tineas;
There's atwas mlsehlof.brcwlnp
So Xursie says here la my head;
I've cried my eyes out nearly :
Yob won't believe one single wordr
Unt I do love you Uerly.
Indeed. I love you doarly.
Thore'i N'ursie calling loud; good-night.
Why. Sister are vou cry-n;?
Oh. we! I never nionnt there! therel
t.et me tho tears be drying.
Oh oh J ThHt hurts! but still It's nice.
An you'll feirstvc slncorely?
Oh hug mo close an' kiss me too
Ior I do lovoyou rf?arfy.
Oh I do love you denrly!
Alice ST. Bw-ell. In St. Nicholas.
Uenuy'R Struggles Acnln.tt Their Entrance
Into Ills Heart.
j "Tako us tho foxos tho littlo foxes
that spoil the vinos."
J This was tho verse on Benny's Sab
j bath-school card. It "was pointed in
t large bluo letters and surrounded with
i wreath of pink roses. Bonny admired
tho cord and after looking at it for
some timo with a pleased faco ho be-
?an spelling tho text. But. tho words
puzzled him. Ho repeated them twice
and then carried tho card to his mothor
who sat sowing by tho sitting-room
"What kind of foxes doos this mean
mamma? Baby foxes like the big ono
L'ncle Will shot last winter? And
what kind of vinos do they spoil?"
Mrs. Knox pushed tho short curls
iway from tho questioner's forehead.
"The vinos sro our hearts doar and
tho littlo foxos aro tho little sins that
:reop in solfishnoss ill-tompor di3-
obedionco oh a groat many such
naughty things. And if ono lets those
littlo foxes got into the hoart and stay
there then ono will bo bad and never
Benny looked straight out of. tho wih
low into tho green back-yard no was
thinking quite deeply although bo
seemed to bo. watching fat Mrs. Duck
who was loading hor brood of downy
lucklings to tho shallow puddle which
yesterday's rain had left in tho hollow
by tho old pear-tree. Sho quacked at
vory stop and oach duckling quackod
also as tho Whole ton of them waddled
along behind hor in single file their
tuft-liko littlo tails jerking with tho
prospoct of enjoyment and their rod-
webbed foet spatting softly over the
narrow muddy trail.
"Dear me!" said Benny. "I should
fink folks needn't let littlo foxes got
into their hearts. I should find they'd
better look out. I don't fool as if there
was any in my heart not a singlo ono."
'Don't yon remonfbor a littlo boy who I
was vry cross only this morning whon
his mamma wished him to do some-
thing? Wasn't tho fox of ill-temper
spoiling his .vinos then?"
Benny's hoad dropped a little. "'Spose
so." Then thoyellow curls wore tossed
back complacently. "But that fox is
deaded mamma. Ho wonlt trouble me
any more And I'm going to look out
just as sharp for tho other foxos. They
Shan't got ahead of mo. Whenover I
seo ono trying to spoil my vinos I shall
drivo him right away."
Mrs. Knox smiled a littlo as ho re-
turned to his picturo-book and placed
Jho pretty card between two pagos for a
book-mark. How many elder folks hunt
fdr foxos in the assured spirit of this lit-
tlo II vo-y ear-old!
Presently Lottio enmo in from school
with a rosy happy faco her hair wind-
rumpled and hor hat on hor arm. Just
seo mamma. I've 'most a half a pail
of rod raspberries. Miss Jackson called
'to Sue Ashton and me as wo wero
coming by her houso and gavo us each
some. Sho said she had more picked
than she knew what to do with. .Wasn't
sho good? I'll pick thorn over for tea
just as soon as I feed tho chickens.
Thero'll bo enough for a littlo dishful
apicdo. Don't you think so mamma?"
Mrs. Knox lookod into .the small
tin lunch-pail and smiled at Lottio's
generosity as sho answered that perhaps
thoro woro enough borries so that each
might havo a scant sauce-dish fulL
Then Lottio put the pail on the tablo
beside hor bag of school-books and hur-
ried out into tho back-yard to feed tho
hungry chirping chickens and greedy
ducklings which gathered about her.
Benny w as usually eagor to help but
now he soomed too much absorbed in
his picturo-book to notice "any thing
Mrs. Knox went out'into tho kitchen
to make some biscait for tea. Benny
shut his book after a littlo while and
peeped into $ho pail. How nice it
would be to have some of those de-
licious red rasborries to eat with bis
biscuit and butter. They would taste
so good with sngar sprinkled over them.
He was very fond of raspberries he told
himself especially red raspberries. Ho
didn't know what harm there could bo
ta3tlng just one fat berry now. How
juicy they looked.
When Lottie came in Mrs. Knox was
startled by. hearing her voice raised in
a sudden wail of protesting disappoint-
ment "My berries -Why Benny Knox!
you'vo eaten overy single oner'
'And there was Lottio crying into her
empty pail and Benny looking at her
with'a red guilty faco from 1 he opposite
si Jo jf tho table.
Why Bonny!" said tho mothor.
I didn't mean to truly mamma. I
onlyimcaned to taste one then 'fore I
could fink they was -all gone."
"The fox of selfishness "Benny!"
"Yes'm"3aid Bonny swallowing hard
and winking very fast. "Butrnidreffnl
sory. Don't cry Lottie and I'll give
. the ten-cent piece that's in my hanjc;
His mother as.ie&. d 1
dime shiioinff fn'herhaiit.'XwSI
I was comforted.
9 1. '"-".
The nest fox showed bis
tea-tsbld. Benny wishes
cake rfpraJe had eatssf &
it was rofusbd ki. -It tkJa
quite cxosamdJfK&lfgl hBt
thoy stood sUil & rMieU.
But althoHS'h this mutter W3 A
low nnfv lila mnticT. itaart? ifc. SLSmL
ing ovojr she whispered fit k-1"
Look out for the little fox of iBrl5
-- - ..y ... m-mw..w- ..-.-- -- j .
And Bonny ate the biscaifr v
Ir. lie Was-tasilv thtektlwe ?
smoothed his face s"o that Hikm- :
father pissed bim thcake kf )4
Thv.n oyvlf Mn wx
unu uijr sou vuua ujuir.
When supper was over Mr. KnoSl &f
the milk calls and started ddw 5
path toi the bars. The two
trotted after Uim ' but Bealg
brought to a stonJivia eUestiani.
vici uta latuct o auvuiuvu
f t- fa V Ata'C ri IsTa "t .
"Have) you looked into the
xwuiijn anew quite not w jgHr f
question meant It was bis task llwlslp
tho wood-box every pleasant aftorjktffir
But he hated to bring In wood! Them
was a naughty scowl on his forehead as
he turned back. Ah! it had popped. Jip
again tho fox of illhumoc He stawpqcE
ono foot! resolutely on tho ground ajid
stamped the little fox away lor that
As sh6 stood at tho sink washing
dishes Mrs. Knox hoard him talkirfrf'
himself while he ploked np an ajteii
of wcodi Whon he camo tugging-iW
the two low stops hocid: "I jus'
that old fox HI Tomper woa'Jtrot
mo again. Ho came and talked righi
my ear a!nd said: 'Benfay; don't bring in
any wood till you getrfeady Bsitjf 4wf
And I 'magine he's prattgfollCiCt."
"That! is good" was tho-msr'so1)OJ
reply. "But look' out tjfaifho dhostai''
whispor to you again. And look out foi
the other foxes t;oo.n " - -
"Oh I'm looking out". Bonnie ssild
Perhaps the fox of disobedience hoird
this and determined to lay Benny
pride in the dust At any rate ho hp
peared quite unexpectedly and tniob
to Benny's 'sorrow.
Mr. Knox; was coming in iromthj
barn with a full frothy pail in eachj
nana the children running along Doiqn?j
him with littlo leaps and springs'
"Bonny" said his father "you'll gli
info that puddlo if you jpmp onl
smooth stone in. such a earclGw1a
Don't do it again . . ' 1 j
But Benny had fixed himself for
other jump and felt very sure that '
should not slip. Bosides his fatheijh
isnffCAjl A Tt ...itilT Tialn v
whother he obeyed or disobeyed
gavo a skip and a hop while
stood watching. 2ow he touc
stone. Ho had not slipped ho w
ing to himself triumphantly.
at oncu thoro was a splash am
and tho next instant a frighten
dripping boy was scrambling out
side of tho duck s puddle wh
whole duck family equally frig
wore flapping hastily out on th
side. Thon the duck mother q
vory loudly led hor quacking
to tno other enu ot tno yaKrasiast
they could waddlo and tho mother say-
ing that she was sorry hoc Benny should
bo disobedient led a ireryquieS little
boy into tho house.
"Bonny" said his father "what do
you think should bo donp to a boy who
won c mind wnat no is toiav -Bonny
twisted uneasily. "I s'sposc
ho ought to have a whipping" but I
hopo ain't the boy that's going tot gy
Mr. Knox walked to tho window .and
looked out fo a minute. Then he turned
and looked a the vory wot boy- "Per-
haps your' ducking was sufncienfcTran-
ishment" ho said.
When Bonny's mother wont to "kiss
him good-night sho found him with
wide eyes fixed solemnly on -thecoil-ing.
A soft twilight was only just
creeping into the room for tho July
days did not bring dusk until after tho
children's sovon o'clock bed-time
"Mamma" said Bonnj "I am vary
"Aro you?" said tho gontlbimotor
"Yes but -not 'causo of ray pfoyfilg
too hard. I'm jus'- 'xaus.ted lookin&gut
for those ugly littlo foxqs. But praps
thero won't be so many to-morrow."
Mary Claxk Huntington in- Springfield
The Fearful KesolU of Loss of
"Whai would you do" asked a chief! of
police some years agoof- an appliednt
for admission "on th&forcefifdEiid
just two minutes to prevent a nfuer
"I'd first think one" was the answor
and the prompt speakor is himself to-
day a chief in one of our groat cltios.
Yes thatis the point to think beiiro
you act How few do! How ifiany J&f-
fer because they do not!
A terrible accidont occurred near Buf-
falo a few weeks ago. As an eveniig
express train was rushing" downj-grado
within somo miles of tho city its coup-
ling broke. The .train prtedt the for
ward section drawn by tho engine
moved on. rapidly the rear part slowed
up. N The brakeman on this section tried
to apply the air-brakes hut theywould
not work so tho rear cars kept onj&wn
the hill. . ni
The conductor who was in- tho for-
ward division whon the separation oc-
curred lost his presence of mind. He
pulled the bell-rope signaling the engi-
neer to stop.
No sooner had the engine come fb a
standstill than tho rear half still rap-
idly running down-hill crashed'iato the
forward section. Ths repuH IT'S that
not only wero the cars wrecKecf? but
seven persons wero killed and many
more seriously injured! f
If the conductor had stopped tq think
and not stopped the engine bati lat It
keep on till past tho down-grade she
rear portion would have gradully1 come
to a halt the cars would' have ben
coupled again and the people killed
would now bo alive.
I How miserable we would feel how we
would be haunted all our lives "by fear-
ful visions bad any body-heeaikilled
through our though tleasness!-! 3&fc any
of us is Hablo to lose hia; roseace ol
mind unless sinco we constantly ses
the danger of other people's losing their
I wit3 wo practice keeping calm wilder
au trying circumstances unless wej.try
and remember to first think--Sdita
"They don't make as good mirrors as
they nsed Un tomarked ah-blliiid
as sho observed a sunken eyq; wrinkled
face and livid complexion inaglasi
Ska & fc& JSCistty putfg$''
I - ' . I'
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