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pefnre my vision d -mi-es
A form of eraee ililn,
howe o Inn en Iim nrr
Tlii' rapture tli.it Is rultie;
Tin- r.ilii-Mt of nil faurs.
I..e ili.rrt kirt and best!
I live lilt' hot l"m
n ilf-i .mi of Mi:
The. world may have the rest.
1 'ki melody her Voice I:
1 1 -r f.uo like tiiornlnir fair;
And : 1 1 1 my twirl nj.'i'cs
iit-,oie her i f there:
V tut dre mi of tin .iiiiH so rhnli -e Is-
tr:itigely fwtrt and true?
t'Ue nir hut tills
'tie .Irejni of MUv
Sa Iii'.irt. tli'1 dream of yon.
1'i.n.k liempstcr tlln.-riii.in, In Aliislie's.
OUR LITTLE SISTER
iir "mi u no lit r;.
'I r'i lj .1'f'."i.r ''t'UMnf r,miv?ny
Tin-1 sun was sending long line of
yellow lilit through ihc western win-!
lows i f the '.e.i:int sehiMil mkiiii. !
Kelly airs i.f little hands were lutsy j
1 hi 1 1 1 ii u hooks iitnl slates away for the ;
lay, ami foity pairs of little fi-et '
1 it i t'l I restlessly in their eagerness
to he free.
Mi-s ltnyd gave a tired sluli as the
la-f small kimlergartniT was out of
-ight. II. el to day. sh' wondered,
hern more than usually full of hruised
l ead- and cut lingers demanding her
attention, hariihboiw and uploii-Htrinu-s
to he Mi-. I. and small oiitliroaUs
i f liii-iho-f to he checked? She rested
her head on In r desk. Tatter, patter,
came ti e sound of hare f-ct down tho
hallway; the door was timidly opened.
Was It a lost cap or hook, she wen
dered; hut there was no impatience In
'he thought. Her soul van full to
overflowing with u boundless love for
all child life, and though her body
might sometimes weary of the con
stant demands upon It, her heart re
mained strong and tested. She turned
to little German Freddy with the smile
which the smallest klndergartuer said
made oii "feel so comfy," and there
was no trace of fatigue in the bright
voice as she said; 'Well, littlo one,
what Is It?"
"Our littlo sister." stammered Fred
dy, "she wnnts to see you."
Miss lloyd laid her hand upon tho
boy's shaggy hair. "Tell me about
your little sister." she said. "Oh, she's
Just our little sisler," replied Freddy,
"and she's sick all the time. Her bed
Is by the window, and when you go
by she all tho time says '1 want to hoc
the good teacher.' "
"Very well, Freddy, I will come to
morrow. Will that do?"
Freddy shifted his weight to the
other foot. "When I came to school
today she said. 'Maybe tho good
teacher will come homo with you to
night. Freddy." "
And "tho good teacher" went, for
was It not a III tie child w ho wanted
In her work among the children she
had entered many strange homes and
brushed against all kinds and condi
tions of humanity, but, notwithstand
ing her evperience. the llrst sight of
littlo sister almost startled her.
The few sunbeams which found
their way through the narrow window
seemed to loiter gladly in the red
cold of the child's hair, which lay In
rich profusion on the pillow- and
framed a face of surpassing loveliness.
As Miss lloyd leaned over tho sleep
ing child-tbis sweet, tender (lower
breathing out Its delicate life amidst
the foulness of a tenement house as
alio noticed the transparent whiteness
of the little face In vivill contrast to
the brilliant red of the lips, she won
dered what the eyes would reveal. As
if an answer to her silent question, the
little one stirred, and slowly the whilo
lids were lifted. The tears came into
Miss Iloyd's own as they met them.
In tho sleeping child nothing, save,
perhaps, tho wonderful whiteness of
"Well, littlr one, what is it?"
he face, seemed to Indicate suffering.
fho story was all In tho eyes. Krow n
they were, without one gleam or
sparkle which belongs to the eyes of
childhood. Eyes which had stored up
all the pain and suffering of long days
and "nights devoid of rase;" eyes
which. In a man or woman, make the
hail ache, hut once seen in u lluio
child haunt forever.
M'ss Hoyd leaned over and kissed
the white forehead. "I have come, lit
tlo sister." she said.
Tho child smiled faintly. "Ah, It Is
the food teacher." she said. "I knew
vou w ould come." un i 'lieu her eves
Yd - .. -
wandered hungrily to somo sweet
wood iolets which Miss lloyd wore.
Taking them front her belt, the teacher
said with n simple smile, "Would yoti
like them? My hoys and girls bring
mo some every day, and I should like
to share with you." The glad light
which Hashed Into the child's eye
showed that they could speak a lan
guage other than pain. "I cannot
hold them." she said; "please put them
on my pillow;" and then for the first
lime Miss lloyd noticed that the small
hands were shrunken and misshapen
tin I lay on the bed ns if lifeless.
Tito child looked tit them with a
sad Little biuilo. "Mutter says they
The little one stirred and slowly the
white lids lifted.
will not always he so," she said.
"Some day I shall go to God's country
and He will touch my poor hands and
make them all well. Then I can gath
er violets for myself when I'm In
Many a day after this found Miss
Boyd by the bedside of the little suf
ferer, and tho violets n.ways came
with her. There was only one thing
the littlo one loved better than the
violets, and that was her father's vio
lin. He was a stolid old German with
sleepy blue eyes sleepy except when
he was bending over little sister or
his beloved violin. Then ho seemed
transformed, and a world of love and
tenderness shone In his face. "Play
about tho country, vater." littlo sister
would say when her pain was very
great, and Miss lloyd would closo her
eyes and listen to brooks babbling
through green meadows, tho glad
voices of birds and tho low crooning
of summer winds. She could almost
smell the violets and see the blue of
Juno skies as tho man breathed the
country into his violin. And gradu
ally the lines of pain on tho child's
face would disappear and only the sad
eyes told the story of anguish.
"It Is always so," said her mother.
"Tho vater's violin can soothe her hot
ter than anything else. Hut It will not
bo long ere the great Vater takes her
In His arms and soothes her forever."
A week had passed and Miss lioyd
had not called at tho house, when one
day Freddy said, "Miss Itoyd, our little
sister's going to die, and mother wants
yon to come to-night if you can." Miss
Boyd found a wonderful change In tho
lirtlo child. Tho look of pain and suf
fering had gone from the eyes, and In
its placo was a light which only the
whispers of messengers from God's
country could have brought.
"She does not suffer," said tho moth
er. "The doctor says she will go to
night and wo wanted you."
And so the mother and father and
the "good teacher" sat by the bedside
watching and waiting while little sis
ter passed Into the silent land. Only
the tick tuck of tho clock and the
shortened breathing of tho child broke
the stillness of the room.
Suddenly she half raised herself.
"Tho country," sho suld, and trem
blingly the vater took his violin but
alas! tho bubbling of the brook had
the sound of tears running through It;
j the songs of tho birds were hushed
and sad; the low crooning of the
winds was changed to sobs and
moans. All the anguish of tho fath
er's breaking heart was voiced In
I his violin. 1 he music ended with
i u crooli. and. leaning over the Uttie
' misshapen hands,
the strong ia
"Nevr nilnd, rater," whispered tin
rhlld. "the Rood (loci will not let yo
forgot the gladness some day yon
will piny It again," ami with a littla
sigh she slipped from the arms of lb
weeping earthly father Into the arm
of the Heavenly Father Into God's
"Our little alster Is all well now.
said Freddy to his schoolmates the
next week. "Mutter says she runs
In tho meadows and gathers violets
for herself now away up there In
The gladness has not yet come bnck
to tho vater's violin. Sometimes,
though, there la a little throb of joy,
like a lnughing spirit struggling to he
free, and tho mutter will Bay, with
tears In her eyes, "Ach! the gladness
-uoino day he will play It again."
UPTON'S BAIT WAS CHEESE.
Yachtsman Always an Adept In th
Art of Advertising.
"I remember very distinctly," said
an old gentleman In the Waldorf
Astoria, "the first we Inhabitants ol
Glasgow heard of Tom Upton. And
to think that he Is now a man of
world renown. Tom and I were
schoolboys together. Then I went to
Eton and lost track of him. I studied
law, and when I returned to Glasgow
Tom had hung out his shingle as a
I greengrocer In an obscure street. Ho
was competing with well established
firms, and for three years plodded
along almost unnoticed and with only
a Rmnll number of customers. Hut
one day the Glasgow papers bore an
advertisement something like this:
THOMAS UPTON WILL SELL AT
market price good cheeses filled
with coin of the kingdom; the
cheeses have been prepared especi
ally, and are laden with three
penres, sixpences, shillings, half
sovereigns and sovereigns.
"This astonishing announcement
attracted a lot of attention and the
little shop of Upton, greengrocer, was
...siege,,, ne so.u ins cneese oy tne t(mo are eHf,0V , rPnlRin Bay8 a dIs
pound, and in ench slice one was quite nufrh frnm c.n Francisco. Word has
sure to find at least a silver coin.
What a trade he drew! He sold
cheese by the thousands of pounds. It
cost him a goodly penny, too, because
ho gave away In this fashion nlmit
500. Hut Upton was established.
For years he was known as 'Chxose
Upton,' and each Christmas he would
conceive some brilliant scheme along
lines that appealed to the public. His
opening of finely decorated grocery
shops In the Ixmdon slums was of
course, the masterstroke." New Yorl
APPETITE ON THE OCEAN.
Must Greatly Reduce Profits of 8tean
"It Is often said," remarked 'the
traveled man, "that steamship com
panies make big profits out of seasick
passengers. So they may, but tfce
others make the balance even.
"There are so many meals on an
ocean liner, and such healthy appe
tites are cultivated at sea, that I can't
imagine how the companies make any
profit out of passengers.
"Not long ago I traveled from Pana
ma to Guayaquil on an English liner.
The first breakfast was from 7 to 9,
the second from 9:30 to 12, lunch from
1 to 3, tea from 4 to 5, dinner from
G to 8, and supper from 9 to 11. If
anybody got hungry between meals,
as often happened, the dock steward
came around with beef tea, biscuits,
oranges, bananas and other tritles.
"I never missed a meal, and I don't
think anybody else did. They wr
good, hearty meals, too.
"The German lines across the At
lantic ond the lines running from Eng
land to the West Indies aro also rery
liberal In feeding jiassengers."
A Medical Defense of Corsets.
The use of the corset Is to transmit
tho pressuro of the skirt bands to the
hips and tho ribs, and so to protect
Ironi their pressure the organs In the
region of tho waist. The conclusion is,
that so long as skirt hands are fas
tened round tho waist, corsets should
bo worn. They should be stiffer than
usually made If they are effectively to
protect tho soft, middle portion of the
body from the pressure of the waist
band. Tho front should bo quite
straight, and tho waist measurement
should be nt least as largo as tho
wearer's waist, measured over a sin
gle, soft garment. Tho abuse of the
artlelo consists in employing It as a
mentis of compressing that which it
was meant to protect from compress
ing, namely, the soft, middle portion
of the body. Fashion In corsets has
of late made a motion In tho right
direction, In tho straight, stiff front.
Medical Press and Circular.
The Rose of Yesterday.
"Trim lov Is but n 1 ranl"iit ttiina,
Ami hearts are dull nml cold." v
flu pi-sslmlHtlo put-is slug.
Whilst" mintcs an' all tor Itnld.
Tin" snuwtmll bush Ih-kIiIh the door,
Tin" 8i ni" of liew-imiwn liny
Are thore thi" same as of the yore
Whore is tho rose of yesterday T
There's not in all the world a heart
That e'er was true, 1 wis."
The r:rn old pessimistic rti,rt
To pierce the tamet, bllsx.
The Hhady lane of maples beck
The recreant nway
From toll Rial spoil and stormy wrecks
Where Is the rose of yesterday?
"There is no kiss that's worth the patn
They're hmmhli-n anil for mile."
The siinie el. I pessimist skuIii,
In rrouhle and bewail.
Tin- Ivy rope that used In hold
Juki two, It hwIiikh alwny
!'or lovers iii-w In plare of old-
There is the rose of yesteriluy.
British Boats Lead.
Offietnl statistics for 1903 show that
the Itrltlsh have 3.1(1 steamships of
over D.00Q tons, against 59 German, 34
American, S9 French, 16 Japanest&ad,
AMERICAN INVENTOR MAY MAKE TURBINE
ENGINES FOR THE CUNARD STEAMERS.
America may wrest a new Industry
from England the building of turbine
engines for ocean steamships. Already
the Cunard company has appointed a
commission to examine tho American
Invention, and Lord Invcrclyde and a
number of other notable men Interest
ed In that company will come to
America and test for themselves the
value of tho western turbine engine.
There aro at present only two builders
of marine turbines In the English
speaking world C. A. Tnrsons of Eng
land and C. 0. Curtis of New York,
and to these two men German, British
and American steamship owners have
turned, with the object of procuring
faster ocean greyhounds. In regard to
Mr. Curtis It Is said that while he has
but one turbine In service a yacht
1T8 feet long, commissioned In April,
1902, and In continuous service since
tbat time not one cent has born spent
In repairs of tho turbine, which appar-
WISH FOR PHILIPPINE SERVICE.
Soldiers Anxious to Remain In New
Experience seems to be proving that
not only is the Philippine service at
tractive to soldiers who have never
been there and are anxious to cross
the seas to learn what dreams may
come In tho land of adventure, but
also those who have been there some
j reached the Seventh Infantry that It
I will not be necessaty for It to assign
any recruits from the depot here or
at Columbus barracks and New York
as there are 300 men In Manila wait
tng to be transferred to the outgoing
A great many of the soldiers In the
regiments under orders to proceed to
tho United States are short term men,
who in the natural course of events
would be discharged from the service
shortly ofter their arrival here. A
Urge majority of those have signified
their willingness and desire to re
main In the Philippines, so pleasing
hav they found their service there.
The war department has therefore In
formed the Seventh Infantry that not
only are there 300 recruits awaiting
trarsfor to tho Seventh, but enough
men to give each of the outgoing regi
ments 300 men aplcco. As the Sev
enth Infantry needs only 200 recruits,
the need will be amply covered. An
advantage will be gained also by pro
cur'.ng experienced men.
Ethel Rockefeller In Society.
.'-Ike all the other Rockefellers, Miss
Ethel O.. daughter of William G.
Rockefeller, Is musical, and highly ed
ucated, but has little or none of the
retiring disposition which character
izes most others of the name. She
is ford of outdoor life. Is a capital
whip and frequently rides to hounds
across the country. She and her Ini
medite family are much more liberal
In their religious views than the John
D. Rockefellers, and they go into so
ciety a good deal besides.
Conscience Fund Contribution.
Secretary of tho Interior Hitchcock
received the following letter, together
with a money order, from an Okla
homa man recently: "Cushion, Ok.
To the Secretary of the Interior: I
Inclose $1 to pay f ir one small stick
of pecan timber that I took In tho
Chickasaw nation. I have an earnest
desire to mako all things rite, and I
no of no other way than thro your
department. In slncerly ask firgtvnos
for tho anful sin. ours reap."
Kaiser's Gift to Americana.
.'he German emperor has presented
a costly piece of porcelain from the
royal Prussian factory to Ross R. Wl-
n.uis of Italtlmore, Md.. in recognition
of h!s labors in restoring part of an
ancient Roman frontier fortress near
Homburg, Germany. In tho course of
his excavations on the site of tho for
tress Mr Winans found many Inter
esting articles, including bronze spear
hoads. swords, Roman locks, buckles,
coind and ornaments.
Vow Is the time of year when the
makers of calendars are busy. Most
oi the big lithograph firms are up to
their eyes In work, for the business
of making calendars is a growing one.
Many of the big Insurance companies
put out from 3,000.000 to 4.000,000 an
nually, and It Is said that one patent
medicine firm alone distributed 7,000,
000 last year. A conservative esti
mate places tho number of 1903 cal
endars made In tho United Statoa at a
Girl Will Wear Man's Uniform..
Annie Rooney, a young woman of
good character in Seattle, Wash., has
adopted tho uniform of a United
States marine and declares her in
tention of wearing It Instead of the
skirts In which members of her sex
usually enfold their persona. Tho po
lice say there is no law which will
prevent her carrying out her purpose,
as she does not seek to disguise her
sex by wearing the habiliments of
r ' r?Q II
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cntly Is now as perfect as on the first
day that steam was turned Into Its
boilers. Although no persons con
nected with the Curtis company would
admit that negotiations Are going on,
an official of the Cunard company
said that Ixird Inverclydo's commis
sion would thoroughly Investigate the
turbine designs and probably would be
MILNER'S RISE TO POWER.
From a Poor Journalist to Rank of
The Austrian government sent a pri
vato car to Trieste for Uird Mllncr on
his arrival from Africa, but when he
reached Vienna there was no oue to re
ceive him at the station except an
employe of tho hotel, where he had en
gaged rooms. Ho carefully counted
his pieces of baggage and awaited tho
customs Inspectors, who, however, did
not molest him. A Viennese news
paper credits Lord Mllner with the re
mark that, having been originally a
poor Journnllst, he had succeeded In
attaining the rank of African viceroy
by his perseverance In fighting for the
Ideas of Rhodes and Chamberlain.
NOT AN HABITUAL DRUNKARO.
Intoxication on Legal Holiday Con
doned by Judge.
A man who gets Intoxicated only on
legal holidays does not fall Into the
drunkard category, according to Judge
Harper of the common pleas count of
Stark county, Ohio. In a divorce suit
brought by Minnie Rerick against Wil
liam Rerlck the allegation was mado
that the husband is a habitual drunk
ard. The defendant testified that he
got drunk on national holidays only
and that the wife could prove nothing
else. The judge in summing up the
case declared the plaintiff had failed
to sustain her chief allegation and he
refused to grant her separation.
PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR CHINESE.
Chicago Board of Education Gives
Them a Chance to Learn English.
For the first time In the history of
the public schools of Chicago the
board of education has issued a circu
lar te the Chinese of the city. Inviting
them to attend the Jones School even
ings, so that they may receive lessons
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The Notice In Chinese.
In the English language, A handbill
has been distributed to every Chinese
laundry in tho First ward, calling the
atteutlon of tho Chinese to tho fact
that they can get lessons in English.
Superintendent Megan, in charge of
die night schools, claims that a good
teacher can teach tho rudimentary
features of the language to Chinese or
any other nationality.
Asqulth May Be Chancellor.
A London print says that Mr. As
qulth, who has Just reached his fifty
first year, may change bis name be
fore his next anniversary arrives, for
the political bnrometer points to
stormy weather, the foundering of the
present government bark, and the con
sequent launching of a new Liberal
fhlp of state. In that not Improb
able contingency tho Liberals will
hnve to look out for a new lord chan
cellor, their last occupant of that high
office, I.ord Herschell, having since
passed away. The choice would seem
to lie between Mr. Asqulth and Mr.
Haldane, the two most eminent of Lib
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In the United States within three
months. Mr. Curtis himself Is ex
tremely sanguine as to the future use
of turbine engines on big steamers.
He says they will result In swifter
trips and in greater comfort to passen
gers, and that the saving in space
will permit of ine carriage of more
passengers and of heavier cargoes.
BOERS GET THEIR BIBLES.
Many Volume Taken by British 8oN
d ers Being Sent Back.
Considerable progress is being made
with the work in connection with the
collection and return of lloer family
Bibles found by British officers and
men in deserted farm houses In the
Transvaal and Orango River Colony
in the course of the recent war. The
Rlbles are being received at the Lon
don headquarters of the Society of
Friends, which was requested by Ixr4 -V
Roberts to undertake the work of col
lection and return. As the volumes
are received they are registered and
then placed In a strong room.
Many of the Bibles are of consider
able intrinsic value, apart from the
genealogical and sentimental value
they possess for their. Boer owners.
Some of them contain family records
dating back well over a hundred years,
and, owing to the nomadic life led by
the early Boer settlers, it would be Im
possible to replace these records from
any other source.
Descriptions of the hooks received,
or which are known as the result of
correspondence to be in England, are
being circulated broadcast through
out Soutn Africa, with the result that I
many of the Bibles have already been 1
claimed, and, the claims having been
verified, havo been restored to their
South Africa, published In London,
recently printed some photographs of
Boer Bibles showing the elaborate
character of the records they contain.
Women Object to Statue.
The beautiful new statue on the top
of the Kirkpatrlck memorial fountain
in Syracuse, N. Y., offends the women
of that neighborhood, and they threat
en to destory It unless It be clothed.
Tho statue is the work of the sculp
tor, Jerome Connor, and is entitled,
"Tho Boy and tho Parrot." Both fig
ures are clothed in tho garb of na
ture. The women of the vicinity will
not allow their children to play In
Union park, where the statue stands.
They will probably memorialize the
common council regarding it.
Has Seen Great Changes.
Christian Smith, now living on hl
farm near Harper's Ferry, saw the
Baltimore ft Ohio railroad develop
from a horso car line into its present
great steam railroad system. When
20 years old In 1832 Mr. Smith was
employed as a teamster to drive the
cars on a stretch of fifteen miles.
When locomotives were adopted ho
became an cuglneman and supervisor
of engines. Ho left tho service of the
company In 1873, but is still a vigor
ous old man.
Mayor Locked in Cell.
Mayor Stnalley of North Plalnfieia,
N. J., was showing a party of friends
through the county Jail In Somervllle
the other day. A deputy sheriff took
the friends to show them an Improved
cell, leaving the mayor behind by mis
take. A green Jailer found him, and.
thinking he was a confidence man, of
whose coming word had been received,
locked the mayor In a cell, where he
remained an hour before tho mistake
Refuted Naturalization Paper. ,
Judge Lander of Lancaster, Pa., last f
week refused naturalization to an
Itnllan and a Russian. They answered
questions siitlsfactorlly as to the forms
of government in this Country, but ad
mitted they could not read or writ
English. The Judgo said it was a mis
take to make citizens of men who
did not take enough interest In affair
of their adopted country to read and
write its language.
Kaiser Champions Painters.
The kulser's latest rolo is that ol
champion of the painters whose plo
tures have been rejected by the man
agement of the annual German art ex
hibition. Out of i,000 pictures offered
only 600 have been accepted and it ti
alleged that the selections are due t
favoritism and Improper Influences, r
Is stated that the modern impression
1st school is favored at tha axDns oj
the other aU lea,