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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JULY G, 1902.
MRS. ASTOR IS THE MYSTICAL MATRON OF THE 400.
She Came to New York With the Halo of Old Philadelphia About Her
and Society Is Now Whispering of Her Good Fortune.
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They era saying such pleasant things
about Mrs John Jacob Actor.
And Fhe Is one of those women about
whom one can well Bay pleanant thlncs.
Bb has a masnlflcent home.
A wonderful country place.
A villa at Newport
J'amlly and breeding.
J-he has also a eon. Vincent, a boy of 19
or thereabouts. And it is about this boy
and the fact that he Is the only heir to ih
vast Astor millions that society is gowlp
lnc Now they whisper other thlncs. But
what a ccsslp Dame Rumor Is. But how
flellRhtful it would be were It all true.
Mrs. John Jacob Astor has been called
the mystical matron of the 400. That she
1 such no one will deny.
She csme to Gotham with the halo of old
Philadelphia about her.
Gothamltes do not like Philadelphia peo
ple. They do not like Boston people.
Thev do not like Chicago people.
They do rot like Callfornlans.
Tell a Gotham woman this and she will
laugh. "We like them only too well." ch
will tell you. "for they are charming. The
trouble is that they are entirely too capti
vating. They carry olt our sons and marry
them. whil our Gotham tlrls go begging
Straightway Bejran the Manage
ment of Her Possessions.
Young Mrs. Astor came to New York, a
tall, slsnder young woman with a manner
bo pretty that she got the credit for being
a beaut. If she Is not a beauty you do not
realize he- shortcomings-
She carrid her head high.
She wore tailor-made gowns.
She lunched with her husband at fa!ilan
Bhe walked a l.ttle. drove a little, coached
Bomewaat. yachted part of the year and
took in the hor and flower shows as they
She did nothing too mueh.
And old Golhamlte matrons who were
watching htr for faults bad to acknowledge
that she had none. No social faults!
She found herself, from a young woman
with comparatively little fortune, tnins-
TN- THE LEAD, AS' FOR ALL
WniTTniJ FOR THE SUNDAT EEPDDIJC
"Ondoubted," observed the Old Cattle
man, during one of our long excursive
talks, '"ondoubted, the ways an" tho mo
tives of Injuns is past the white man's
findln out. He's shore a mystery, the In
jun Is, an" where the paleface is forever
iallin' of his s'lution Is that the latter
ropes at this yere problem in copper color
from the standp'int of the Caucasian. Can
a dog onderstand a wolf? Which I shonld
"It's a heap likely, too. that with Injuns
the white man In his turn Is Just as diffi
cult to solve. An' without the Injun findln
onueual fault with 'em thars a triangle of
things whereof the savage accooses the
paleface. The "Western Iiijuns at least for
I ain't posted nose on Eastern savages, the
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formed into a matron with millions. Ehs
took stock of her possessions and iiralght
way began the management of Wim.
She reorganized Ferncliffe. the wonderful
country placo on the Hudson She assist
ed her mother-in-law In building an Meal
town mansion facing Central Park.
She furnished tho Newport house tmtll It
was aulte the Ideal summer siwt; mean
while she took her place in New York so-
Society. Instead of taking up this Dell
of the Quaker City, son found that It
would be she who would take them up. To
be invited to Mrs. Jack Ator-" I un'-hoon.-
was a great honor; to be summoned to h?r
THE DEEP SNOW, RACI2P UP ON
same fcln" happily killed off prior to my
time the Western Injun, as I remarks,
lays the bee. the wild turkey an' that weed
they calls the 'plantain at the white man s
door. They all descends upon the Injun
hand In hand.. No. the Injun don't call the
last named veg'tables a 'plantain": he al
loodes to It as the white man's foot.'
"Thai's traits dominant among Injuns
which it wouldn't lower the standln' of a
white man If he ups an' Imitate whol
lot. I once encounters a savage one of
these yere blanket Injuns with feathers in
his ha'r an' beln" Idle an' careless of what
I'm about. I butts Into casool talk with
him. This buck's been East for the first
time In his darkened c'reer. an visited the
Great .Father in Washln'ton. I asks him
what he rcgyards as the deepest game he
in his travels goes ngMrst. At first ho al
lows that pie that-away makes the most
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MRS. JOnX JACOB ASTOR.
dinner table a distinguished mark of con
tlderatlon. Polder Mrs. Astor a Woman of
Mrs. Asur. the elder, had always been
more cosmopolitan. She enjoyed taking up
artists and liked to pay a visit to their
studios She was not above a little evening
of music In tome up-low n apartment ho
unassuming that it had no elevator. She
chiW enjoy a good story and wa the
confidante of v. ry woman In Gotham.!
1-adylike. dignified, handsome, but po- '
M"-wd of wid.- mjathls Horiety had long
grown to recognize lxr as not only its
ME LIKE THE WIND, IS A BIG,
profound impression. But I bars pie. an
tells him to su'gest the biggest thing he
strikes not on bill of fare. Tharupon. aban
donln' menoco an' wonders of the table.
he roommates a moment, an' then declar's
that the steamboat now that pie Is -x-clooded
ought to get the nom'natlon.
" The choo-choo-boat." observes this In
telligent savage. Is the yaleface's big medi
cine.' "You'll have a list of marvels.' I says.
'to avalanche upon your people when you
cuts the trail of the ancestral tribe ag'lnT
" 'No." retorts the savage, shakln' his
head ontil the skelp lock whips his years.
an all mlghtly decisive: no; won't tell
" 'Why notr I demands.
'"If I tell.' he says, 'they no believe.
They think It all heap lie.'
"Son. consider what a example to travel
ers Is set by that cntootered savage! That s
leader. Oct ttw
But with Mrs. Jack It was anetn-r story.
With head held high, wiug In her per
fectly tailored gown, recurved, exclusive.
aU but haught. she kept within herself
and to this day has no Intimate.-.
So deen Is this reserve that at one time
there were rumors that she was unhappy.
If Mrs. Jack heard them she said noth
List year she gathered up her boy and
took him to :?t- Moritz for the climate, for
he U a delicate child, and aaln she ?pent
the fat-li'onable part of the jcar with him
at Ferncliffe ...,,
She is tho typical daughter of William
BEFEATHERED BUCK, PAINTED
what makes me say thar be traits pos
sessed of Injuns, personal, which a pale
face ralRht Improve hlmsc'f by copyin'.
"Beln" white, myself. I'm shore born wlt
notions ag'in Injuns. I learns of their dce
struction with relief, an never sees one
plrootln about, full of life an" vivacity,
but the spectacle fills me with vain regrets.
All the same, thar's a load of lies tcld
Bast about the Injun I was wont from
time to time to discuss these sons of
nacher with Gen'ral Stanton, who for years
is stationed about In Arizona, an merely
for the love he b'ars to flghtln performs
as chief of scouts for Gen'ral Crook.
"'Our divers wars with the Apaches.
says Gen'ral Stanton, 'comes more as the
frootcs of a misdeal by a locoed marshal
than anything else besides. When Crook
first shews up in Arizona this yere Is In
the long ago an starts to Inculcate Idees
of peace among the Apaches, be gets old
Penn. the typa
Of Mrs. Jack and her money society has
said many malicious things:
She does not squander her gold.
She makes no wild display with It-
She does not give circuses.
She has nevar given a great fancy
She does not Import her gowns
by the hundred.
She does not own a private tbea-
Her fortune Is for hr family, and she
!b keeping it well together.
Some day the boy will get it all. the boy
Ylncnt. the little tall, slender, pate lad
who ha revcr ben too strong.
That VIntent Is in good health there 1
no doubt, but he I not ruddy: and whero
wai there ever a mother who did not worry
about the child that cuuld not show a pjlr
of rosy cheeks.
Many Daughters, but
Only- One Son.
There Is a story told by an Intimate
of the elder Mrs. Astor. the grand old lead
er of socKly. that she has longed and
prayed for another grandchild. Of daugh
ter yhe has many and of their children
she has enough.
But of r ns she has only one her dear.
young-st bora. John Jacob.
And f children he has but one. Vincent.
And brjnd Vine-nt there Is rmne of the
name of Ator. -one to prptuate the glo
ry which cotns to Huhfc whose ancestors
have fought the worldlv llcht and have
who bring the name ilnnn into the future.
But It Is a year of torfcs and gvsIp. A
j ear of surmls aid happenings.
And that U why the frUnds cf Mrs. Jack
now whiter delightedly.
"May It be onr of congratulation in the
family of the millionaire." whispers society.
conquer'd with name ami fame and
wrth thrown In.
To hae no heir is for a man of million
as grat a calamity as for a ruler to have
-THE OLD CATTLEMAN'S
LATEST INDIAN YARN.
TO THE EYES"
Jeffords to bring Cochise to htm to have a
pew-wow. Jeffords rounds up Cochise an
herds him with soft words an big prom
ises into the presence of Crook. The Grey
Fox which was the Injun name for Crook
makes Cochise at talk. likewise, he p'ints
out to the chief the landmarks an" moun
tain peaks that Indicates the Mexican lln.
An the Grey Fox explains to Cochise that
what cattle Is kilted an what, skelps Is
took to the south'ard of the line ain't
goin' to bother him a bit. But no'th'ard
it's different: thar In that sacred region
cattle klllln" an" skelp collectln" don't go.
The Grey For shoves the information on
Cochise that every trick turned on the
American side of the line has done got
to partake of -the characteristics of a love
affair or the Grey Fox, with his young
men in blco noomerous as the sands they
be will come down on Cochise an his
WTUTTEN FOR T1ID SUNDAY KEPUBIJa
Science, so far as it relates to cats, has
been s-t at naught tha domestic pet has
been taught to perform marvelous tricks.
More than thl-. the education of cats has
produced developments of the feline skill
that up to this Um were unheard of. The
perceptive faculties, which lis close above
th eyes in the forward part of the brain.
grow to unusual slzo throggh education.
The bumpsi of memory and locality, which
are well In front of the head, also Increase
in size, while the organ of ndf-estttra 13
Phrenological tsamlnatlooi of a number
of highly trained animals show Just how
the various faculties of cats' intellect are
lncreasd by the training, which hitherto
was deemed Impossible. Students of the in
tellectual life of the lower animals have ol
wuja held that cats are stupid, and that
It ii Impossibla to teach them anything.
In kcienutic works relating to mammals
Yery little space Is devoted to this domestic
animal, while pages are given to the think
ing apparatus of dogs and monkeja.
But the perseverance and patience of Jo
seph Coleman, an animal trainer, has re
sulted in the discovery of the natural apti
tudeH of cats and of the best means of
stimulating tholr Idea., and of leading them
on to do better things than a warm spot
near the stcva.
Uefying the export opinion of Professor
Halbmann of Heidelberg, who declared
that cub are incapable of learning any
thing, from human masters, he has enlight
ened a half dozen sedate felines, all of
whom he calls "Mlml." regardless of wx.
Ooleman'a cats, selected when very young,
wtro put through a course of training that
has lasted In some cases for years, have
brains that are developed far beyond the
normal. To speak of them as abnormal is
Incorrect, but through active uso of th?
natural talent these cats are able to think
mors clearly and recollect mora distinctly
thun the ordinary animal.
Among those who wltneid a recent per
formance of Goleman'0 cats In the Kaat
wan the noted phrenologist. Doctor John
I. Capon of Philadelphia. Hla first view
of their tricks awakened a lively desire to
se them a second time. and. after careful
Apaches like a coyote on a saga hen an
make Vm powerful hard to find.
" 'Cochise smokes an' smokes, an" after
coslderln" the bluff of the Grey Fox plenty
profound, allows he won't call It. Thar
shall be peace between tho Apaches an tho
paleface to the north'ard of that tine. Then
the Grey Fox an Cochise shakes hands an
says "How! an" Cochise, with a bolt cr two
of red calico wherewith to embellish his
squaws, goes squanderln back to his peo
ple permeated to th9 toes with friendly in
tentions. " "Seen is Cochise's reverence for his
word, enupled with his fear of the Grey
Fox. that j ears floats by an every defile an
canyon of the Southwest Is as safe as a
church to the moccasins of tha paleface.
Thus it continues ontll thar comes a evenln
when a JImcrow marshal with more lx
(hooters than bos sense allows he'll appre
hend Cochise's brother for some venal of-f-nte
that wasn't most likely deuce high
In the category of troo crime. This edlot
rfflchul reaches for the relatie of Cochise:
an' as the latter beln" a saace an" thar
fore plumb afraid of cartlvity leaps back
ward like he's m-t up with a rattlesnake.
th marshal put h's gun en him an' plugs
him so good he cashe In right thar. The
marshal says later. In explanation of r.!.
game, that Co hide's brother turns hostile
an drops his hand on his knife. Most like
ly he does: a gent's hands even a Apache's
has done got to be some'ers all the time.
" 'But the klllln overturns the peaceful
programmes built up between the Grey Fox
an Cochise. When the old chief hears of his
brother beln' downed he paints hlmse'f black
an" red and' stnds a bundle of crrers tied
with a rattlesnake kln to the Grey Fox with
a message to double his gyards an look out
for hlmse'f. The Grey Fox, who realizes
that the day of peace has ended an' the
run gone down to rise on a mornln" of trou
ble, fills the rattlesnake skin with car
tridKts an" sends 'm back with a word to
Cucr-Ue to turn himse'f loose. From that
moment Uie war Jig which Is to last for
ytars is on. After CocbUe comes Geronlmo.
an' after Geron.mo comes Nana. an', ore an"
a I. thfy a. d a heap of plce to life In
Arlzoca. It Is no exaggeration to put ths
number of paiefuc uho loses their ha'r
as the diri nsult of that fool marshal ,
layln' for CochUe's brother an" that Injun's
consequent.uitiii' off at a round ten thou- '
sind. Shore, thar's scores an" scores who
gets stood uc an killed In the hills whereof I
we never gets a whisper. I. mysc'f. In goin"
through th jeepee of a Apache outfit, at- '
ter w- done wipes "em orf the footstool.
see- the long hair of s-ven white womn
who ccjldn't havo bt-n dead no time. Who
were tb-y? Fo.k onknowln' who's got snot
li.to wh..e ruuut'icm aUng among tne hills
with schemes, no doubt, of settlement in
" 'With what we kr.ow of the crooelties of
the Apaches, tfcai'b l.k.w..t spirit for what
Look narp ca..s chivalry goes with 'em.
an' albeit on vne l.a r-hung occasion I
profits m guilty inarb. 1 si enable to give
It a rtaauu. luu v.ou.-n"t track up on any
e.m'.ur weaknKt i:iu tn palttaces an
)uu-all can iut diwn a slack on that-
" l.'s when I'm paymaster. says the
Gen'ral. reach. n' for tiie canteen, 'an' I
starts frth Horn Kurt ApaUi on a eipeli
tiun to ; olt the near-L uuupd. I've got
tx -,. i-a an' a escort ot twenty men. For
iir; - . -i ine far uf the procession. I
j-j .rii. a pruwuly in a amb'lance. Our firt
--il. l is ,uiii' iu be un tp uf the mesa cut
u nui. ful uf m;a from tne fort.
1 !.- w ori aues aii-as uie line to observe
a 1 e.ip uf iau..wu an un strangle or go
rainuiat,ia abuui pvrcu.scud. fur tne moun
lu.i.j i au.e uiih boau.es. it's five iiT
oi.e li.a: a. :rowuia civua of 'em Is haiiKin
ui: u..: daiuts irv;u th- nioriivni wo breaka
li.io tne tuuu.il-o .So. tney'd be afoot; taa
AiMCi-e kin . bos4-back Injuns an' only
fonc wl s:eid as food. He never rides on
a oorral full ot ponies it yo-'i. furnish 'em.
h.i' Ik, uiie. a .Ap-ena dun't. but he'll camp
duwn a.u tat up hi Lps In thankfulness
luarzoie. tut oo.n' atooi won't hinder 'em
f.oia -le.m uii wun me caravan, tor in
Uie moiiU.ain& ih suiuw ! lo the waifou
beus an iuo bint we on do 1a wiggle aW.is
tlie ir.il I: a tiurt siiaKo at a tan. wmcu
Rujrtiii'l ui a p-ippooe.
Oscu paauia on our w India-, up
hill - iu. iut.nty ukei) tJUt a. cay, and
1 in tHhuuiu"-o uuji .ow u our progress
10 utalr oi kHt.il' out ua lop ot the
mesa tieiute Oaik. wncn to put a coal of
paint un the gen rai iioualc. tue lead wagon
ortuka oowu. I turus out in the stiuw
wun uie real, an' we-all pals in a heated
una niitn pioiona hait-uour rcatorin 'the
Wafcon to utki.h. At last we're uniler head
Way agin, an' 1 wuuea bai'lt tarougQ tne
snuw to my amu'ianc.
" As 1 arrt es at the rar of my oashul
WhgGii, it occurs lo me I'll ml a pipe an'
(muse some by Mrcboo of my nerved, tne
aiuc L.n a tnHc torn and frayed with
tuu many exaggeration uf tne Cay. 1 gives
my driver tc word to wait a bit. an'
svarchin forth my tubacco ouiut, loads an
liiUU my pipe. I'm punted waist aeep in
tne mountain snows, but havin on hosu
tcan boots, the snow ain't no hardship.
"'While I'm fussln' with my pipe, the
six wagons n my twenty men curves
'round a bnd In the trail, an Is hid by a
corner of tha canyon. 1 reelects at tho
time though I ain't realV expecun 'no
perils that I'd better catch up wan my es
cort. If It's only to set the troops a exam
ple. As I exhales my first puff ot smoke an
la on the r;e of teitin my driver to puil
out thU J etc mule M.inner Is scttln' to
that mailers to the r'ar Is cut off from I
hi gaz- by the canva? cover of my wagon j
a a. .ht noide attracks me. un" i.iii rnv
ee aioog the trail we"e been climbln". I
notes a lul' dozen Apaches cumin'. An It
ain't no hyperbole to say they're shore
cumin' all spraddled out.
" 'In the lead, an" for all the deep snow,
racln up on me like the wind, is a big. Ie
featheed buck, painted to the ayes; an' on
his right flstv raised lo hurl It. Is a 12-foot
lance. In a moment I realizes how he'ples3.
utter, I be. an with what ca'mness I may.
adjusts my mind to the fact that I've
C"me to the end of my trail. He'p!s?
S":ore I'm stuck as deep In the snow as
one cf tha plus about inc. my guns are in
ly studying them in action, he expressed a.
desire to examine their skulls and majta
notes of tho results of their education.
Coleman, the trainer, readily acquiesced
in this request, and a very interesting;
seanco wa3 held privately for the beneit cf
The cat were put through their paces
One performer was earned In a basket by
a dug. and. after Jumping through a series
of hoops, returned sedately to her basket
and was carried out Another rode on a
s&rfdle strapped to a dog"s back, while It
danced a wild and rollicking Spanish waltz.
A third played equestrienne. Jumping on and
off a saddle strapped to a large mastiff,
which ran in a circle after the manner of a
real circus horse. A fourth climbed a lad
der over twenty feet high. and. after pois
ing herself on a small platform for an in
stant, sprang Into a life net that was held
lntho teeth of a half a score of dogs.
"The brains of these cats are the most
wonderful that I have ever found In Fells
Domestlca. or the common house cat. said
"Intellectual development Is the result of
meeting and overcoming difficulties. The
necessity of thinking how to provide food,
avoid danger and secure warmth makes tho
wild animals, as a rule, far more Intelligent
than the domestic animal, which baa all
these necessities provided by a hnmay
There is no more conceited and vain ani
mal living than the cat. and In order to ed
ucate these specimens it was necessary to
appeal to those passions. Is It not so?"
"Yes." replied Goleman. "only kind wods
and gentleness will teach a cat anything.
With dogs it Is different. There you must
have tLscIpllne. or the dog will do what he
wants and sot what you want. A touch ot
the whip now and then does them good.
"3imply because they cannot talk we call
them stupid, but as a m atter of fact tbey
are mighty clever beasts and make us do
most of their work for them. Do you re
member what Montaigne said about this
subject? He remarks In one of his essays:
"When you are having a romp with a cat
end arc laughing at Its funny capers, rest
assured that It Is laughing at and enjoy
"Self-esteem, vanity and love of good liv
ing are abnormally developed in these animals."
the wagon, outen Immediate reach; thar
tl stands, a certain a prey to that Apache
with the lance as he's likely to go up
aglnst docrin the whole campaign. Why.
I'm a pick-up. I remembers my wife an"
babies, an sort o" aays "Good-by!" to em.
for I'm as shore cf my finish as I am of
the hills an" the snows beneath my feet.
However, since It's all I can do. I contln
yoos to smoke an watch my execoot!onr9
" The big lance Injun, it looks like. Is the
domtnatln' spcrlt of the bunch. As he
draws up to me he's fifty foot in advance
of the others he makes his lance shiver
from p'lnt to butt. It fairly sings a death
' 'As I gazes, I can feel it go through an'
through me a score of times; but I stands
thar facln" him for. nacherally. I wants It
to go through from the front. I don't pro
pose to be picked up later with anything so
onfashlonable as a lance wormed in my
back. That would be onprofesslonable!
" 'You onderstands that w hat now re
quires minutes In the recital don't covf-1"
seconds as a play. The lance Injun runs up
to within a rod of me an halts. His arm.
goes back for a mighty cast of the lance,
the weepon vibrant with the very sperit of
bate an' malice. Ills eyes, through a fringe
of ha'r that has fallen over 'em, glows out
like a cat's ey s In the dark. We stands
thar I still puffin my pipe, he with his
lance raised an" wo took on each other I
on that paint-daubed buck! I can't say
whatever Is his notion of me, but on my
side I never beholds a savage who appeals
to me as a more dlsgustln' picture!
" 'As I looks him over, a change takes
place. The fire In his eyes dies out, his
face relaxes its rroclty an after standln' for
a moment an as the balance of the band
arrives, be turns the lance, over his arm an
with the butt presented, surrenders It Into
my band. You can gamble I don't loss no
time in arguin the question, but accepts
tha lanco with all that It Implies. Brlcgln
the weepon to a "Right Shoulder" an with
my mind relieved. I gives the word to my
mule-skinner who's onconsclous of tha
transactions In Ufa an death goin on be
hind his back an with that, we-all takes
up our march an soon comes up on tha
escort wnero It's ag'in fixed firm in the
snow about a furlong to the fore. My
savages follows with me. an each of 'em as
grave as squlnch owls an tame as tabby
" "Jok"? No. Them Apaches was as hos
tile rs glla monsters! But beholdln' me, as
they regyards It for they don't In their on
taugt simplicity make allowance for mo
beln Implanted In the snow, gunless an'
heplss so plumb brave, awaltin deestruc
tlon without a quiver, their admiration
mounts to sech heights It drowns within
'em tvery thought of cancelln" me with that
lance, an" tharupon they pays me their sav
age compliments in manner an" form dee
scrlbid. They don't regyard themse'fs as
surrnderln'. neither; they esteems pastdn'
me tie lance as Inauguratln' a armstlce an
lookt on themse'fs as guests an onder my
saffryard. free to say "How!" an vamos
back to the warpath ag'in whenever tho
sperit of blood begins to stir within their
breasts. I saveys enouch of their ways to
be tosted as to what they expects; an
beln". I hope, a gent of honor, I accedes to
'em that exact status which they believe
" They travels with me that day. eat
with me that evenln when we make our
camp, has a drink with m all 'round, sings
savage hymns to me throughout the night,
loads- up with chuck In the mornln', offers)
me co end of flattery as a dead game gent
whota they respect, says adols. an then
the scatters like a flock of quail. Also,
havin resoomed business on old-time lines,
they takes divers shots at ns with their
Winchesters doorln" the next two days, an
kills a hos an creases my sergeant. Why
don't I corral an hold 'em captive when
they're in my clutch? It would have ben.
brealcln' that tacit trooca as Injuns an I
understands sech thing: moreover, they let
me go free without conditions when I was a
loser by everv roole of the came.' '
Cosnlctit. . by R. II. nusIL
A Poclotv Litan.v.
From draught of fountains crystalline.
Or weariness 'f too much wine.
O god of wine, deliver us.
From less of the ntmlghtv gold
Than what we have and hop to hold,
O god of gold, deliver us.
From love In nny heart secure.
And marriages that shall endure,
O god of love, d sliver us.
Fron staleness of the hard-worked heart.
Ennui of fashion and of art.
Frota little tales that travel long
O rod of art. deliver us.
The gossip guess and scandal song
O god of spite, deliver us.
Fron charge of doing what we please
To hours of toll and lack of ease.
O god of ease, deliver us.
From sudden poverty and shock
Of rhrlnkaue In the market stock
God of good luck, deliver us.
From loss of bjuty. and old age.
And time to turn another page.
God of the fair, deliver u?.
From parasites that crowd our door.
And callers that annoy and bore.
God ot them all. deliver us.
From pestilence of Inside woest.
And cabals of our outside foes.
Oh. do deliver us amen.
Till I Was Blind.
I could not see till I was blind
Then color, music, light.
Came floating down on .every wind.
And noonday was at night.
1 could not feel till I was dead.
Then through the mold and wet.
A rose breathed softly overhead.
I heard a violet.
Country Ufe In America.