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A Little While.
If I could see thee once again.
A little while, once more,
Thy tender heart I might regain
And my lost peace restore;
You would forget the scorn you felt—
So penitent I’d be.
You would forgive while low I knelt,
If I might only sea
Thy bright eye? smile on me:
Only a little while,
Only once more.
If I should see thee once again
And find thea stern and cold;
An ever dead —ah, bitter pain—
Th ■ bright, strong love of old;
Yea, even while I felt your scorn,
—All bitter though it be—
And my sad heart with grief were torn
I'd welcome misery,
If I thy face could see:
Only a little while,
Only once more.
W. A. Hunt, in Detroit Free Press.
SUSIE DALTON’S RIDE.
We were sitting out on the broad
piazza—grandma and I—and as Barney
went by with the horses to water at the
spring grandma said;
“Why! how much that horse does re
mind me of Blucher!” I saw by her
peculiar smile that she recalled some
pleasant reminiscence of the long ago.
“Do tell me!” I said coaxingly.
She laid down the scarlet stocking she
was knitting for Pearlie, and let her eyes
wander to the hills, golden with the
October sunlight, as she dreamingly went
back over the long stretch of years inter
“Let me see, it’s sixty years and over,
for I was coming on fifteen and Susie was
two years older, Susie was an orphan—
withseven brothers and sisters who had
found places among relatives and friends
—living with Weymouth Brewster, her
cousin Pauline’s husband, who was a
merchant in Lime Rock. She was a
quiet, capable girl, and they set great
store by her. Her sister Bailie had mar
ried during the summer and gone to
housekeeping over in Massachusetts, and
Susie had been longing to go and see her
for quite a while. So when it came a
slack spell on the farm, late in Septem
ber, Weymouth told Susie she could take
Blucher—■ a great roan horse—and go
over to her sister’s one daj and come
back the next.
“Susie was wild with delight, as she
ran over to get me to come and help along
with the work during her absence. She
did look sweet, to be sure, as she came
out with her batiste dress of soft, silvery
gray, her jaunty velvet hat, turned up to
show the pearl satin lining, with its os
trich plumes a-nodding in the wind.
You see, that hat was bought on pur
pose for her in New York, when Wey
mouth went after goods. There was not
another in town to compare with it.
“Well, the hired man held the horse
while Weymouth helped her on, and she
was off down the road while we were
calling out good-bye to her. Women in
those days mostly rode horseback when
they went anywhere, and Susie went on<
happy as a bird, until she got over the
state line, when her earcaught the sound
of drums and fifes, and her horse began
going as though he was ‘a-walking on
eggs.’ Then Susie remembered al! at :
once that it was ‘general trainin’ ’ day
over in Massachusetts.
“Iler horse had been owned by an
officer of the troopers for several years,
and always stepped in time to music.
She spied the troopers now on a cross |
street making for the main street. If
they only would pass before she reached
them! She tried to restrain her horse,
so that he would not overtake them, but
he heard the martial strains, and as 1
though the sweet elixir had filled all his |
veins with life, he pricked up his ears
and swept on like the overwhelming leap j
of a cataract, to join them. Oa he went,
never pausing at the rear of the glittering |
column, on, past the array of men sitting 1
so proudly with'n their saddles, on, t<>
the very front, and there, beside the tall i
form of the gallant captain, he deignc l |
at length to form in line and sweep oa
to the martial tread of inspiring strains; j
for, 10l he would have his accustomed j
“Poor Susie! what she do? .
She longed for a ma - have the j
earth open and swallow her up, as it did
Korah of old. There was a perceptible
smile on more than one lip, as the men
glanced at their perturbed captain, who
was an old bachelor of the most ortho
dox kind—rich and hard-hearted —yet
terribly afraid of all women. When
Captain Drew saw how terribly fright
ened Susie was, and that, try as she
would, she could not make that incorrig
ible horse budge, he pitied her, and
essayed to say something comforting.
“He saw,too, that she was very come
ly to look upon, and modest ami very
tastefully dressed. He kept looking
more and more. Finally,a bright thought
came to him, and he said, very respect
fully: ‘Miss, if you are willing, I will
exchange horses with yon, as mine I am
using for the first time in this way, and
he has not become so attached to martial
music as yours.’ So, helping Susie off,
and exchanging saddles, he inquired her
name and place of residence that he
might come to exchange them again.
“Well, Susie went on and had her vis
it out. We all wondered a great deal
when she came back on a strange horse,
yet she never tried to enlighten us any.
Weymouth said, ‘Susicmade a very good
bargain in trading horses, and any of
them are at her disposal if she does as
well every time.’
“But the next day when the handsome
captain came driving up and we saw Su
sie’s blushes, we knew just as well how
it would end as we did the next May
when we saw her stand up beside the
captain in the little church, while the
solemn words were said which made
“Yes, I was one of the bridesmaids,
and wore a silk dress for the first time.
Well, Captain Drew took her to a home
of love and plenty, and she said many years
afterwards, ‘I never had cause to regret my
first ride with the troopers.’ That was
her first ride but not the last.
“For, every general training, the men
would have their captain bring out his
sweet wife just as they had formed in
line on the village green, and the way
they would cheer her! So this is what I
thought of when I saw the horse that
looked like Blucher.”— Good Cheer.
A Monster Alaskan Glacier*
Heading for Glacier Bay we found a
flood of bitter cold water so filled with
floating ice that it was quite impossible
to avoid frequent collisions with musses
of more or less magnitude. There was an
almost continual thumping along the
ship’s side as the paddle struck heavily
the ice fragments which we found it im
possible to avoid. There was also a dull
reverberation as of distant thunder that
rolled over the sea to us, and when we
learned that this was the crackling of
the ice packs in the gorges we thought
with increasing solemnity of the majesty
of the spectacle we were about to wit
ness. Thus we pushed forward bravely
toward an ice wall that stretched across
the top of the bay from one high shore
to the other. This wall of ice, a precipi
tous bluff or palisade, is computed to be
from 200 too 500 feet in height. It is
certainly nowhere less than 200 feet, but
most of it is far nearer 500 feet above
sea level, rising directly out of it, over
hanging it and chilling the air percepti
bly. Picking our way to within a safe
distance of the glacier, we cast anchor,
and were free to go our ways for a whole
glorious day. According to Professor
John Muir—for whom the glacier is de
servedly named—the ice wall measures
three miles across the front. Ten miles
further back it is ten miles in breadth.
Sixteen tributary glaciers unite to form
the one.— San Jfyanciteo Chronicle.
The jolliest sport among the juvenile
lienoites is fighting ants. They scrape
itp a shovelful of these busy insects from
one colony and car; y them to the next
nearest colony, dumping them together.
'1 he result is immediately a pitched
b ittle, which is fought most viciously,
the little warriors literally tearing each
other to pieces, until the last of the in
terlopers is dead. They fight in pairs,
or in threes, fours, and bunches, as it
happens to come handiest, but it is
always “fight to finish,” and no quart**
asked or shown. — San Francisco CuU.
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The Shark and the Pearl Divert.
“The reason why big strikes in pearls j
don’t create a boom, as a gold discovery
would,” said an old hand at the bust
ness, “is because most everybody knows
the danger of it, and if you don’t super- 3
intend it yourself you Uro at the mercy
of a pack of the biggest thieves that ever •
lived. The principal dangers are sharks, iSj
rays ami drowning. The sharks are tho tfl
worst, and some grounds have old man- fl
eaters that hang about them lor years, atJ’S
least the men think so.
“I remember one season we got on tho
grounds early. I was owner of an outfit 9
comprising ten men, but when we go}’‘fl
ready not a man would go over. I didn’t
blame them, as they pointed out tho fin
of a big man-eater that was swimming
about. 1 wouldn’t have gone over myself
for all the pearls on the farm. The shark
had a notch on his top fin where some
one had put a bullet through, and one
num slid it had eaten his brother, another
that his cousin was killed the year before
by the same brute, and you would have
thought that every man in the place had
lost a relative of some kind, so I con
cluded it would be a charity to put thow
old murderer on the retired list. I had
a harpoon with me that had barbs that
fitted into the iron so that it would go in
easily, and then when u slight pull
was made they would set back. This J
rigged to flpole and fastened to a line
about one hundred feet long, having it
fastened to a keg. Heaving the toggery
into the bout 1 got one of the men to pull
me to the shark that was swimming
around and around, and as it came by
the boat I put the spear into its back as
well as I knew how. ;
“We didn’t bother about hauling in,
but just threw over tin; rope and keg i
and let him go and that’s the last we
ever see of the •>! 1 man-enter. I reckon
he ain’t stopped yet, us we kept hearing
of the keg up along the coast for several
weeks.”— San Francisco Call.
There are certain ants which show
wonderful intelligence, and the “drivel- ‘
ants” not only build boats, but lauuci/
them, too; only, these boats are formed ‘
•of their own bodies. They arc called
“drivers” because of their ferocity.
Nothing can stand before the attack of
these little creatures. Large pythons. J
have been killed by them in a single '
night, while chickens, lizards, end others-'
animals in Western Africa flee from them
in terror. To | rotect themselves from ;
the heat, they erect arches under which
numerous armies of them pass in safety. \
Sometimes the arch is made of grass and.
earth gummed together by some secre
tion, and again it is formed by the bodies
of the larger ants, which hold themselves- <
together by their strong nippers, while
the workers pass undenthem.
At certain times of the year, freshets, ,
oveillow the country inhabited by tho i
“drivers,” and it is then that these ants i
go to sea. The rain comes suddenly,
and the walls of their houses are broken -i
in by the flood, but in .teal of coming to ‘
the surface in scattered hundreds and
being swept off to destruction, out of
- ruins rises a black ball that rides* |
safely on the water and drifts away. At
the first warning of danger, the little
creatures rush together, and form a solid
ball of ants, the weaker in the centre;
often this ball is larger than a base ball,
and in this way they float about until
they lodge against some tree upon the
branches of which they are soon safe
Information for Ilk Father.
“Father,” he said, as he sat on his ,
parent’s knee; “have we got lots of
“A pretty fair sum, my boy.”
“Did we make it in Canada?”
“In Canada? How could we make
it in Canada ?” . 1
“That’s what I told the Smith
but he stuck to it that it was the same as
making it in Canada. He said you com
promised with the bank for half, and was
allowed to return. Father, I—”
“You go to bed, sir,” exclaimed the
indignant father; “and if lever hear of
your playing with that Smith boy again, J
I’ll have your hide on the .'enoe.”— If’uU j