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When the book of the wars of men fi
And the story is truly penned
From the yellowing page of the tale be
o the chapter that holds 'o End
When the trumpets of peace the world
Have blent in a chorus ar.111l,
And the battle flag shall no mnore be
As a shadow above the land
Will we keep the Book of the Wars of
In a high and an honored place
That our children's sons may be thrilled
With the stories their eyes may trace?
Wiill we cherish the book in faithful pride
'I hat men of a future age
May acquaint themselves with the ones
That the volume might have a page?
Sylvia sat in the long meadow with
the buttercups that matched her hair,
and the forget-me-nots that matched
her eyes, reflecting sadly on her 'an
"I shall be twenty-two on Thursday,"
she said to herself, "and I've never had
a real love' or proposal in my life!
It's most extraordinary. All other girls
seem to have so many. Maisie Turner
says its quite embarrassing to go to
a dance, she gets so tired of saying
'No.' But though Maisie is awfully
smart, I don't think I can be so very
Driwing a. small mirror from her
pocket she contemplated her reflection
in it attentively. "My hair is really
rather nice," pensively curling one of
Its golden strands round her finger.
"And there doesn't seem anything real
ly wrong with my eyes," gazing criti
cally into their blue gray depths. "It
must be my nose that doesn't take,"
stroking its straight outline slowly.
"Perhaps it should turn up; I've heard
that men like a retrousse nose."
"Do they, indeed? Well, of all the
conceit! I always knew that girls were
vain. But if this doesn't beat all!" a
laughing voice cried, and the surprised
maiden blushed indignantly as a tall,
clea,n-limbed young man in uniform
vaulted over the stile behind her and
alighted on the grass at her side.
"Oi, Archie, what a plague you are!
I declare one Is never safe. But,
Archie, before we go in, I wish you'd
tell me something. You see I came out
to be quiet and think; now, mind, I
want the truth. Am I very plain?"
"Well"-his eyes twinkled again
"not so very; at least, some people
mighn't think so!"
"Well, it seems so strange; you know
I get plenty of partner:;, and all that,
but"-a soft carmine dyed her cheeks
"no one ever seems to fall in love with
me! It's not that I want to he mar
ried, but when the othtcr giris tell me
of all their offers, I ju:,t feel arhamed.
So I wondered if it could be my facr
that was to blame!"
Archie Trevor lay bac k en the grass
"My word! Girls are fuinn'" lie
criedl. "'If that isn't the b'est thing I
"So glad you are amused," Sy!vla
said, with dlignlity, '"thoiilih I finii to
Bee why. Thlere's Ma isle. for i nstanee;
Captain Burton is just madly in love
"Burton! Bur'ton of Ours! " Arch ir
laughed louder and louder. "I thought
evei'y oneC knewv he hated I:itt. Never
goes to a dance if her ean help it-''
That's because slit woni't have him;
hie's pr'oposedl to heri lois oh times(', andk(
It's turnedl him muisantlhrople. I won
der' why she dloesn't like him; he looks
rather nice, I think.''
"'And so lie is. The b)est chap in te
regiment, though he does keep us at it
5o .iolly hard. Miss TPuriner had bet tern
say 'yes' next time she gets the chance
he chuckled. "liuit i say, Syl via, if
you're so keen on bein.t, asked, I don't
mind if I do it myse'f; a.nd what's
mnore"- his ('heeks iluished, he dlrewv a
little nearer-"you need not refuse me
unless you likec."
"You're very kind,'' She rose from
her niest among thle bu ttereups, and
drew hierse'lf up se'verely, "'I am not
qluite reducedi to that yet! And as
you can only miake fun of' mo-'
"'>ut I wasn't. I thought you w'ant
ed an (lffer, fair coulsini."'
'But I want the r'eai thing if I have
it at all.'
"'I danre say yu tiwon't have so long
to wait," Archie saidl slowly. Somehow
he looked less hoyiih as they wvalked
rather silently upl thle maeadow, anad
through the gate, in to thle garden
which sloped downa from the M anor
Sylvia's wrilting table wva in th n.ii
dowv; she w~as fond (it' iblig
"'i.ove let ters; must1 he del1'ins!'', h
sighed, wvith a drmeamniy look in her blu ie
eyes. "I wonder if I shall cever get one
or if M aisie is rightI, anad I am nota
'main's girml.' It miust he rather ii toi
refuse sonie one.'' Fue took~ ai sl,et of
paperi and biegana wr'it Ing.
'"Sylvia! Sylvia!'' A shr X!lrted
girl of t welv~e looked into uh room.11
"'Mc4her says will you write a note to
Captain Bur'ton, asking him l to dine on
"Captain liurton hates going out ; he
won't come! Why doesn't. mother
Will the Book of the Wars of Men tell
Will it mingle the songs and cheers
With the sacrifice of the beardless
And the dew of aniother's tears?
Will it blazon in gold the noble deed
That won a forgotten fame?
Will It tell of the grips of a ceaseless
T'1at has wrought for a nation's shame?.
O, the Book of the Wars of Men: awaits
'lii the wakening of the world,
Till the banners that tell of scorns and
in the glory of pence are furled
Will we keep it to tell of the rolling
And the peals that the fifers know,
Or to speak to the men of the days to
Of the ways that they must not go?
"Too busy gardening." And Madge
hurried away. Sylvia wrote a formal
Captain Burton had just returned
from early parade, and sat down to his
breakfast and his letters.
"What's this?" he queried, taking up
a creamy envelfpe, with a faint odor
of violets. "Another of these invita
tions, I suppose! Bother the women,
Well, I'm "
Burton's eyes grew round with
amazement as he re-read the missive
"My Dear Captain B3urton--Youp let
ter surprised me very much, for, though
I ca.n't help feelinig flattered by your
offer, I fear I could never, never give
you the answer you desire! I am so
sorry if I have ever given you reason
to expect a different one. I like you
ever so much as a friend, but anything
else would be quite, quite impossible!
I could never marry without love, and
perhaps it is 'nly right to tell you
il strictest confidence, of course-that
there is some one else very dear to
me, though a cruel fate keeps us apart.
With a thoughtful alir the captain
consigned the letter to his pocket.
"If any of these youngsters are at
the bottom of this," he said to him
self, "at least they won't have the sat
isfaction of thinking they've curled my
hair. But she writes a nice hand, does
Sylvia, though uhe won't have me at
It was a lovely afternoon for the
officers' first "at home" of the season;
their fair friends had assembled in .new
summer frocks, the regimental hand
was playing, and fun and filirtation
were in the air.
The fascinating Maisie Turner had
apparently relented of her cruelty; for
she smiled on Captain Burton. A lit
tle way off, her bi:e eyes dreamy as
ever, stood Sylvia Clennie in a white
serege gown. Burton's glance strayed to 1
"Rather a nice looking girl," he
hought; "forget who she is; nothing
af the garrison hack about her, I
"I say3, Sylvia, (10 come along, we ar'e
ill waiting for you!"' Archie Trevor
hoiited, andl the eap)tain gave a lit
So thai was Sylvia!
"Ca.n you tell me that young lady's
nana?'' lhe interrupted Mliss Turner's
miuart talk to ask,.
If1ere Mlrs. Ghlennaic, an enthusiastic
aaadener', lore hiereselt' away from an e
ima iited tiscuission~ on lie host soil e
or hegonilas to adtireps Bluriton). h
''You are dinin~g with us tomiorrowv
reninag, I hoile ?'" she( asked. "'I (Ie
.it'l11 uindaiughtera to send( you ani in
"You wer'e very kind, lbut I fear there"
has bSIeen SOmie ist ake; I ha ve riecei ved
''I ow very odhl iBuat Sy lv ia is so a
Practilcal; perhapis she forgot to have ;,
It liost(d. Still, if you hauve noi other u
'i'hie womlani hater1 hesitated .inst ai
second; thlen, "'I shall l)e dlelighited to (I
dome,"' lhe said, gr'avely.,'
Captain Ituirto.n look uip his menui anld
'iailed it attentiively. The handwritin ia
was nec~essaily smial II ht rits formia
t ion was fa miliar. Ne,xt to himi sat Syl-<
via in pale blhue gaze She had heeln
rat her a' sih 'nt neiiglihbor.
"Mliss (ieninie'' lhe aiskedl, ''do y'otu
make it a rulh' not1 to talk to the mant
w hose pirivilege it is to take you ini to t
I lii1101''' 1
"1 amT so soriroy,," shle said, as she o
looked ariou.ndt at imi in sturpise. ''1
I hough t you id n( ot ('are to talk-to il
"T'1hat. is rather'm a sweelal g accusai- 5
Ion. A ind -'xcellenti as Airs. (Glinie's v
'-ief 1s, a liltl Iconver'Csat ion between F
lie (oturses,is at least ani aid to) diges- t
"Iildoin't know,"' her soft eyes spark
ed miischievouaisly, "thiat i ('are to coin-1
er'se as an aid to C'aptalin Ituirton's di- '
est ion. And I ami afriaid,"' she add(edl
neichtat ively, "thalit I naeveri have very
niuih to say.''
''Perhaps your thlouights wero other
lie dr'ew a lettir from his pocket. ''Did t
yout 'ver' discover wherie my invitationf
"h"The (01lor i'tshied ovei' her '
ace. "T hat was5 too had of me! I foulnd i
It this morning under some papers on m0
my table. It wan iadfaaran enreItna i
"ePrhaps your thoughts were other
wise engaged. I must apologize for nc
returning this before," he added, hand
lug her the sheet of paper, "but it wa
only yesterday that I discovered wh
the writer was."
Now the carmine wave flooded he
arms, her neck, and her soft red lip
parted in utter consternation. "I serm
you that!" she stammered. "Oh-whe
could-what could you have thought!
"I don't exactly know what I thougt
when I got it first," he said slowl
"but now-I am only deeply sorry fa
the person for whom it was really i.r
tended! Poor chap! Is there reall
no chance for him at all?"
"Oh, none. Not the very slightest!
She laughed a short, gurgling littl
"You have no pity for him at all?
"Not the very slightest!" She laughe
still more. "But, Captain Burtonn," s1
asked apprehensively, when she had r(
covered enough to speak, "you-yo
will never tell?"
"Certainly not," he said, coldly
"the incident is quite safe with me,"
They had been left behind at the pi(
nie, to which Burton had reluctantl
consented to go. He had condescende
to eat an indigestible luncheon on
hard, grassy seat and a hot sun stril(
ing full in his face.
Afterward, he had 'escaped with hi
pipe, "to get a little peace," while Syl
via had been taken to wander by At
elite Trevor, who, however, had re
turned to the general rendezvous alon(
and in the rush for the train her ab
searce had not been remarked by an.
more than that of Burton, the othe
derelic, who now came back from hi
solitary ramble, to find her gazin
hopelessly after the retreating train.
"There is no other till the mal
passes tonight!" she cred; "what at'
we to do?"
They had scarcely siolen since th
sight of the dinner party, when she ha
dlisgusted him with her callous wan
Df consideration for the feelings of thi
rightful recipient of the letter whicl
had reached him by mistake.
"We must see if there is any othe
:onveyance to be had," he said. "Wi
ire only fifteen miles from home as th
arow flies. They may let us have
rap at the hotel. Anyhuw, the firs
Jhng is to go and dine."
She looked at him with perturbe(
yes. They were pretty eyes, hI
"I'm very hungry. But can I din
here-alone with you?"
"Starvation excuses anything," h<
>aid. He felt curiously light hearted.
It was quite a merry little repas
hey had at the in?. As they sippet
heir coffee. while the horse which wa
:O convey them acro;s coutntry v," be
ng put in, he asked, "By the Lye, wha
)ecame of -Trevor? Surely you weri
She flushed, her eyes ( ast (own, si
hat their long lashes swept her chee<
"He was silly. I sent him on alone.
"Ah, poor chap! I see. You seen
ather fond of refusals. low about thi
ther? Is fate still unkind?"
"I hoped,' she smiled, ''you had fot'
otten all t Ihat -nlotsense!"
"'I wantt you to tell tme sonmethitng,'
e' saidl, abrupt ly. "'Syl via. I 'm tiret
f ('aIling you that only to miyself
tre you still engaged?"
"'I neve,r was engaged!"' she laughed
"Nevet ! Thent why did you ref use
"I refused no one. Oh, htow~ enn
xpla in? Thetre wa.s no one ever ex
2pt Archie today. It was all-oh
ow silly' it seems, nothitng but a play!'
''Then if I were to asIk yout, you
ould not refuse me?"
A nd as his armn swept rottnd her', and
is lips touchted het's she whispered,
NO! "--Modecrn Society.'
Bigc Concrete Pipe Sewers.
'The Etngineeting Record describes
)imi big pipes which w"ere muanufact
r'#ed in St. Jo(s'eph, Mo., for sewetrs
ier'e, t he material being concrete re
itorcted by stee'l. l"outr of these con
it s wete c'onstrtu'ced, thbelt' (diame
-r's rantgintg fr'otm 3 to 72 Inches. The
wt Ions at'e three feet long. 'The thick
ess of one endl of each section is re
tedx by a r'ectangular rebiate and by
beovelled1 edge, bot h extending around
te eit'cumfeenc'e. 'The othet' end( Is
>trespondlingly flantged so that. when
te .several secti(it.s at'e laid in posl
bn the contact. 1by entr'ance of one end
the othet' gives a smooth surface on
1o iniside and1( loaves a unifortm groove
n the outside at the joints of the as
ambled sections. The longituIdinal re
forcin!g bars in ea('h sect ion pt'otrudie
'ith hooked ends into the rebated
pace which forms the outside groove
hen two sectio,ns are . aced together
1 position. The sections at'e then in'
3r'locked by a tie band which passes~
amplletely artoutnd thte sect ions int the
rooves at the joit and( thr'ottgh the
ooked ends of thte lontgitudinal rein'
rcing bat's. After the sections had
eon thuts intttrlocked the joint wat
ird(ledl except for' some twenty inchies
n the t.op, with a ga.lvanizedI Iron
hield. 'The otuter surfaces were wel
htoroughtly antd the groove compljletely
lIed by poutring it with 1.2 Portlad
ementt muortar, mnixed with 25 pcenCtu
reezin g immediately a fter )ourti ng by~
burlap wt'alpper filled w;ith~ straw and
JAMAICA IS UNLUCKY.
- MANY DISASTERS HAVE VISITED
ISLAND IN PA. ' YEARS.
r Hurricane Did Oreat Damage When
it Swept Island in 1903-Port Royal
t Destroyed in 1692 With Great Loss
' of Life by an Earthquake.
Kingston is the capital of the
island of Jamaica and the principal
seaport and commercial city of that
island. It. lies on the south coast
and on the north side of a fine har
bor. The latter is a landlocked basin
available for the largest ships and LI
e inclosed on the south by a long
tongue of land, at the extremity of
which Is Port Royal. The population
of Kingston is about 50,000 souls.
The only volcanic formation in the
d island is that the Lowlayton and Re
e treat estates, in the parish of Portland,
a mile from the sea, in the county of
u Surrey, in which Kingston is situated.
There is, however, no defined crater,
and the volcanic materials are the
only evidences remaining. The coast
formation of Surrey County is of white
and yellow limestone. The greater
d part of the country is mountainous.
In August, 1903, Kin-gton and the
rest of Jamaica were swept by a hull-.
ricane which almost totally destroyed
Port Antonio and inflicted damage in
various parts of the island of about
$10,000,000. Thousands of houses in
Kingston were damaged, the wharves
were battered and several coasting
vessels were sunk.
rOn Nov. 13 last a sharp earth shock
was felt In both the south and north
of the island at 11 o'clock at night.
It was followed immediately by a sec
ond shock, which was the heaviest
felt in .Jamaica in many years. In
1C92 a great earthquake destroyed
Port Royal, of whose 3000 houses only
200 remained standing. It was tiis
catastrophe which led to the founding
t of Kingston, many of the survivors
r1emov.ing to the plain of LAguanca
h and settling on land belonging to
Colonel Ieeston, where Kingston now
In 1782 Kingston was visited by
fire, destroying property to the value
of $2,500,000, and in 1843 another fire
caused damage of about $15,000,000.
In August, 1880, a cyclone passed
over the eastern half of Jamaica, de
stroyel nearly all the wharves in the
harbor of Kingston, and caused much
damage to the shipping in the harbor.
The storm lasted about five hours.
but little rain fell in Kingston, and
the. moon shone throughout the dis
'I'here were two shocks of earth
quake at Kingstoli, each consisting of
t a large number of tremors, lasting
seven or eight seconds, on Dec. 7,
1SS0. The shocks were felt all over
A tremendcus hurricane visited .a
' maica in 1815. The whole island was
h deluged, hundreds of houses were
s washed away, vessels were wrecked,
and about 1000 persons were drowned.
-The city of Kingston is laid out with
regular and wide streets, and t he
houses belonging to the hetter class
es are nleatly built, with wide veran
-(das and aur'roundled by gardens.
Streoot Caurs run1 10 the subuirbs, and(
two lines of railway connect tihe city
with the nort hern and ea.stern p'arts
of the islanld.
Kingston has a hboan ical garden,
library, munseumrn, hospia and va rious
other public huiildings, and is the seat
of an Anglican bishopricl.
Thei harb1)r 01f Kingston is consaid
cred to he one of the finest in t he
wrdandl is pr10octd b( y forts.
Thlero is a noaal arsenal at Port
Royal, The channel leading to tile
hay is narrow. It is about 25 feet
(10ep, and tie hay itself affords excel
Icent anchlorage for thle largest ves.
Nearly all the trade of the colony
of JamaIca centres at Kingston, and
tile commer'ciai houses of that cit y
have extensive relations with Southl
ernI Cub)a, Cent ral AmerIca, and( so on,
as well as with tile United States and
Europe. Tile exp)orts are mainly ba
nanaOs. sugar, rum, coffee alnd (dye
TIle at reets of K ingstonl run at
righlt angles to the sea, and( were orig
inally laid (out by compa)iss, northI 0and
south, wile those p)arallel to the geni
oral shlore iine runi east. and( wvest, buit
in consequenlco of the variationl of,
the compass .tihe nlorth andi sothI
streets now~ have a hea ring of no,rthi
two degrees east, and tile cast and
west streets 1hear nlorthwlIest anld
sou1theas11t. 88 degrees. These streets,
tiherefore, are at light angles with
The 1l1n( 0on whlich1 Kingston stands1
has a gener'al slope to the sea of'
aboult 90 feet a1 mlile, and( muiisl orig
inally have had 0 uniform ly smdoothI
sulrface, but11 ill conlsequience of neg
loot, whicilh(permit ted fiood waters to
flow down the( north and southI
str'eets, 1110 la1tte arelI now so wVorn as
to be 11m1eh below the0 genera'll levi 1.
11n conlsequlenc of thIis dieplrsson of
tihe north1 and south at reels, the enSt
and We'st strIeets now furtnishl an ir
- regua TOIsect ion a1t thei r Intllerseel ions.
KIng st rot, runni ng nor-th and
eoutih of KIngston,, was originally the
cenItre of tile town.1 and( wvas 60 f
wide when laid out. Queen street, al
so 66 feet wide, was the centre run
ning east and west, but in consequence
of the town having been extended
northerly and eaterly, there streets
do not now form the centre. At the
intersections of King and Queen
streets a plaza or parade ground was .
reserved, forming a square of ten
acres. This was formerly iI. 3d as
it market place and parade ground for
the troops and militia, but this sco
tion is now enclosed and tonverted
by the government into a garden,
which adds much to the appearance
of the city and to the comfort and
enjoyment of the Inhabitants.
On account of the gravelly nature
of the soil on which Kingston stands,
surplus water readily sinks and finds
its way to the sea, the result being
that Kingston is one of the healthi
est seaport towns in the Vest Indies.
The Island of Jamaica Was discov
ered by Columbus on May 3, 149g.
He called it St. Jago, after the patron
saint of Spain, but the new' name
was soon dropped in favor of the na
tive one of Jamaica (Xaymaca-"Well .
Watered"). The first settlement on
the island was effected on the shores "
of St. Ann's bay, by Esquivel, in 1509,
under the direction of Diego, the son
of Columbus, whilb governor of His
paniola. Although invaded by the
British under Sir Anthony Shirley, in
1596, and by Colonel Jackson in -1638,
Jamaica remained in possession of
the S'pani.ards for 161 years, when it
was again aittacked by a British '-"
force, sent by Cromwell, under Ad
miral Penn and General Venables,
against the Island of Hispaniola, and
capitulated after a trifling resistance
on May 11, 1655. Until the Restora
tion, Jamaica remained under mili
tary jurisdiction, but in 1660 Charles
II. established a regular civil govern
ment for the island, and appointed
General Edward D'Oyley governor,
with an elective council. Peace be
tween England and Spain was con
eluded in 1670.
Two cables from Cuba totuch the
island, whence they branch, by way
of St. Thomas, to Demerara, and in
the opposite direction to the Isthmus '
of Panama. In 1898 the Direct W
India Cable company established coni
Inunication between Jamaica and Hal
ifax, by way of Bermuda and Turks
Island. The line of inland Ielegrpph
connects all the principal towns of
Jaaaica. There are 7-1 telegraph and
telephone stations, with a total mile
age of about 750.
The railway in Jamaica extends
from Kingston to Montego bay, in tlhe
parish of St. James, a distance of over
112 miles, ind to Ewarton, in the par
ish of St. Catherine, in the other di
rection, by a branch line from Span
ish Town, and to Port Antonio by a
branch line from 13ogwalk. on the
Ewarton branch. The railway was
purchased by an American syndicate,
which under agreement, extended it
to Port. Antonio, on the northeast,
and to Montego Bay, on the north
west, but, the company having failed,
the government of Jamaica resutmed '4
lpossession of the line in August, 1900.
Jamaica is intersected by a system
of main roads, the condition of which
will bear favorable comparison with -
hose in many Euriiopeani countries.
Tihere arec about 2000 miles of these
r'oadls and over 4000 miles of paro-~
chial r'oads. A weekly steam commun
iantion around the island to the prin
ciplal ports has been established. The
circuit 'is coimpletedl within 12:1 hours. 4
Kingston, Montego Bay. F"almouth,
Sav'ana la Mar' and( St. Anni's Uay are
potts of registry.-Newv York Trib
The Passing of the Frog.
Owing to the fact that hie has
(iome to be estecemed as an article of
diet to no less a dlegr'ee t hani his IEu
r'opean itousin,1 the Ametricant hutlhlfrog
(I4ana catesbiana) has been hunttted so
closely thait his loud voice is seldom
heard on our rivers or the manty small
lakes adjacent to this city. The cedi
ble frog of the south of ICurope (Rana
esctulentia) is infer'ior in size and fla
vor to ouri ownl bullfrog, and is raised
for the market exactly as American
farmers iraise chickens or (dicks. Can-.
adians have started in t he business or
frog raising dluring the last ten years
.in1 an endeavoir to siuipply the growing
Tetn years ago the Chietnango rivet',
even within the limits of Bihgha~m
toni, wvas a favorite lurkitig place for
ftrogs. Noyes' raceway, the small pools ~
ini and around the islandI just above the'
railr'oadl bridges and thle upper reaches
of the Chenango r'iver~ thlen wetre never
s;ilent dluring the summer night s. The
Susqiuehanna iriver f'or miles in either
dlirtectiont auto harbIored host s of large
trogs. But today the famtiiliatr bootm
itig calls &>f other years ('anntot. bo
hearid. Trho speatr, fly'-hiok, red fiani
nel lures and small ('allbre iflie haivo
(done1 thleltr work.-ilighiamton Press.
Where Wagons atre Tall.
TPrav~ellIintg on t he Artgenitine pami
pas is initteesting if tnot enirely com -
fortable. Men thei re arie scartce, but
horses ar te plentiftul. Oftent sixty
hotrses are drIven in the samte team.
Tbh0 d river is perchedi t hity f eet from
lihe grouind. Thle wvagons are somuet,imes'
fiftyv feet long and fl ft een wide, while
the back wheels arc fouteen feet oil