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WOMAN MP HOME.
THE PESKY COCKROACH.
A Household Font with a Comprehensive
l.nd Ubiquitous Appetite.
A very common kithcr. post, hated by
the, tidy housekcopcr, yet rarely to bo
entirely exterminated, Is tho Ectobia
Ocrmunica, whoso family name la
Blnttidao, which family belongs to tho
'Order of Orthopotra.
Hut lino family names and lengthy
first ones do not always cover beauty
nnd agreeable habits. It seems almost
certain that if tho distressed honsowlfe,
who vainly sprinkles pulverized borax
nnd Insect powder around tho kitchen
isriuk, was informed of tho claims of this
email brown bug to eo many imposing
Latin names, it would not move her
sympathies in tho least. With charm
ing inconsequence, sho would probably
Tcmanc: "so inucn the worsor or,
"It serves him right!" and continue to
sprinkle her borax and insect powder.
She is right. Tho Ectobia Germanl
ca Dlattidne docs not object to borax
- hllc it's fresh but when ho goes he
eays: "Au revoir," nnd not: "Uood
by!" Ho goes to eomo again.
Tho croton bug, as his other narao
tlenotcs, is considered to havo been a
Germon importation to this country,
-says tho Now York 'World. A smaller
specimen is called Ectobia Lapontca,
because it is common In Lapland. Tho
largest species of this family is tho
Hattidac Orientalis, which is tho com
mon black cockroach. In other coun
tries it is known as tho black beetle.
Under any name, these insects are
most unpleasant nuisances. Tho black
cockroaches aro extremely repulsive ob
jects, and tho small, brown "croton
bugs" aro unplcasing enough to forco
one to any measures toget rid of them.
But it is not true, as somo pesplo sup
pose, that dirt alone attracts these in
jects, or that careful cleanliness will
ah ays keep thorn at a distance. It is
.not dirt they love, but dampness and
warmth. For this reason they infest
our water pipes, sinks and boilers, and
for tho same reason cockroaches aro
well-known torments on board ships,
nnd particularly uround tho boiler and
For the same cause, and also on nc-
. count of its fondness tor wheat bread,
tho "croton bug" is common In bako
shops, and bakers who aro careful to
Increase tho sizo of their dough only
with legitimato materials must keep a
sharp lookout to restrict Mr. Ectobia
Germanica to his proper place, which is
not in tho currant cake.
Another placo whero tho croton bug
is a well-known pest is tho library.
A Convenient Trifle Easily Made and Ver
Every woman knows tho convenience
of a box or basket into which sho ma;
drop her rings, pins and tho liko when
sho is cither too sleepy or too lazy to
put each in its proper place.
The receptaclo shown In tho Illustra
tion is easy to make and becomes a
pretty addition to tho dressing tablo,
besides providing a placo for the little
trifles that often litter it.
To make it, buy a small round basket
of Japanese make, or, if you prefer it,
of sweet grass, and thrco pieces of
light-weight brass rod, long enough to
mako a stand proportionate in size.
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THE cockroach's i-aws immexselt
Here tho small, brown creatures attack
tho starch and siting in tho cloth bind
ings of tho book and often eat tho gilt
fidges of books in their eagerness to
secure tho albumen used therein. Nor
Is it old books which attract them.
They aro frequently found in fresh
packages sent from tho bindery. And
this also proves that it is food and
warmth which they seek, and not dirt.
When a family or a clan for they
scem to arrive in clans of croton bugs
take possession of a kitchen sink it is
Tory difficult to dislodge them. Their
peculiar flat bodies and their compressl
bio skin enable them to slip easily into
-the narrowest cracks. Tliey aro noc
turnal insects, coming out to secure food
uat night when tho room is do sorted.
Eternal vigilanco and tho continued
-use of tho borax will keep them within
reasonable bounds. Both are necessary,
"for too much cleanliness in tho prepara
tion and care of food is impossible, and
croton bugs aro clearly of tho opinion
that tho world owes them a living.
Tho cockroach was an importation
from Asia to Europe, and this country
aicqulrcd it from the latter place. It
lias been calculated that tho first
-Asiatic cockroach set foot in England
four centuries ago.
They aro among tho most vivacious
tind convivial of insects. They are ex
tremely fond of beer, spirits, sirup nnd
all sweet things. If you approach tho
pantry whero thcro is a largo gather
ing of them you will hear a noise liko
heavy rain as they scamper away.
They show great ability in getting out
They aro remarkably impartial and
comprehensive in their diet. Whilo
"preferring the sweet things mentioned,
they cat all human food and also woolen
.clothes, newspapers, blacking, ink,
leather, emery paper, their own cast-off
.bkins nnd their dead relations.
A naturalist of high reputation, Prof.
Wosely, of tho Challenger, observed a
considerable degree of intelligence- in
Whilo on tho ship ho was continually
. annoyed by a hugo specimen which
visited him at night and sipped tho
moisture from his faco and lips, there
by rendering sleep difficult.
Whenever tho man moved tho cock
.roach sped to a book-shelf at tho bot
tom of tho bed. There ho stood blink
ing his eyes und shaking his whiskers
derisively. When tho other reached
for a book or missilo to throw at tho
cockroach ho dropped to tho floor and
disappeared. At last the man of sci
ence bethought him of tho air-gun, and
therewith shot his tormentor. Tho
. cockroach was unfamiliar with this
weapon, and did not budge when it was
vi aimed at him
A CONVENIENT TBIFLE.
Lino tho basket with soft silk and make
two full pockets, one to bo attached to
At tho hardwaro shop buy a quantity
of one-inch brass rings and crochet
them over with heavy knitting silk the
shado of the lining selected. Arrange
theso last in rows one below tho other
to form lambrequins, and sew each fast
to tho other at tho points of joining.
Let cacli lambrequin end in a point, und
to do so mako cacli succeeding row of
rings two less than tho last. Sew the
two fast, one to each sido of tho basket
at the rim, and then proceed toarrange
Tlo tho three ends flrmlv together
with a bit of fine cord wound round and
round, then tie over it a bow of hand
some ribbon. Stand tho tripod upon a
tablo and hold tho basket in place
whilo the point whero each rod falls is
marked. Tio tho basket firmly at each
of tho threo points and attach the three
ribbon bows. N. Y. Times.
HINTS ON MENDING.
There's a Right War and a Wrong Way
of Repairing Clothing.
Garments which will wear forever
without tho need of mending havo vet
to bo invented, and in tho meanttmo it
may be of somo uso to readers Jo have
a few hints as to tho best way of mend
ing their clothing. When putting a
patch ou an old dress no greater mis
tako can bo made than to use a piece oi
new material, for if tho dress bo at all
worn the patch will show very plainly,
whilo if the dress bo inado of washing
material It is very probable that a now
patch will shrink nnd completely spoil
the appearance of tho whole garment.
bo bo careful if you havo to mend a
dress mado of print, muslin or any
other washing material, to wash tho
piece from which you cut tho patch, so
that tho shrinkage will tako placo be
fore tho patcli is put in. Never patch
a woolen dress, unless it is absolutely
unavoidable, but tack a piece of tho
material underneath tho weak placa
nnd darn on tho rieht side with thn
ravelings, nnd, if carefully done, tho
repair will hardly show.
When kid gloves split use flno cotton
of tho samo color as thotrlovc for mend
ing in preference to silk, for it wears
better and is less likely to cut tho glove;
it is an ndvantago to wax tho cotton
beforo using it. When laco begins to
wear into holes, Instead of drawing It
together as most people do, darn it
carefully with cotton. This will
strengthen tho lace, and if neatly done
will bo hardly noticeable.
In darning, whether wool, cotton or
silk bo used, try to match the color of
tho garment as nearly as possible.
Sometimes if a garment bo faded it is
necessary to expose tho new material
used for mending it for somo in tho
sunshine to mako it tho right color.
A Soap for Cleaning Silk.
A soap for this purpose isjnado by
heating ono pound cocoanut'oil to 00
degreess F adding half pound causth
soda and mixing thoroughly. Thon
heat half pound white Venetian turpen
tine, add to the soap and again mix
thoroughly. Tho mixturo is covered
and left four hours, then heated again
and ono pound of ox gull is added to it
and well stirred. Next pulverize some
perfectly dry curd soap and add it to
tho gall soap in sufficient quantity to
mako it solid ono or two pounds of
curd soap will bo needed. When cold
tho mass should bo pressed into cakes.
THE TREASURY SITUATION.
Deficit-Creating Methods of the Demo
The present administration has re
duced tho treasury to tho most humili
ating condition it has pvor been placed
in, cither in time of peace or war. It
Is absolutely at tho mercy of the banks
not of all tho banks combined, but,
tvhat is still more humiliating, of a
rery small number of them. Tho
banks and bankers that havo the treas
ury at their feet can be counted on tho
fingers of tho two hands, and leave scv
sral digits out of tho enumeration.
In ono senso tho treaiury is in a posi
tion of supremo strength. If to-morrow
it invited bids for a loan of two,
hrco or four hundred millions of dol
lars, offers aggregating throe times tho
imount would pour in on it before the
;nd of a week. Hut neither Mr. Cleve
land nor his party has had any part in
bringing about this superb credit condi
tion. It is tho result of republican
statesmanship, republican economic
policies and principles, republican ob
servance of plighted faith, from tho
lays of Lincoln down to those of liar-
rison. The four great achievements of
tho republican party are: First, tho
preservation of the union; second, the
ibolition of slavery; third, the up
building of our manufacturing indus
tries under tho protective system, and,
fourth, tho elevation of tho national
:rcdit to the highest point it has ever
reached In our history.
An analysis of the unsatisfactory
tve will not say disastrous condition
of tho treasury must convince every
impartial person that Cleveland and
Carlisle are in their present financial
plight because of tho successful assault
thoy and their party in congress made
an tho tariff policy of the republican
party. In their desire to got as near
is possible to free trade conditions a
law was enacted which, in its revenue
producing provisions, is inadequate to
nict tho current expenses of tho gov
ernment. Home and foreign financiers
ivcro tho first to realize this fact and
to prcparo to profit by it No blame
:an justly attach to them. Their busi
ness is to make money in every way
possible. When they open their vaults
to uphold political parties or to
strengthen governments, personal ag
grandizement is their chief considera
tion. They look, first, to the security,
and, second, to the profits to accrue to
them. Their transactions aro not
based on sentiment. If their opera
tions rested on so flimsy a foundation
banking houses would bo no better
than so many annexes of a lunatic asy
lum. 13ut tho banks are not in that
:onditlon." Tho treasury, under the
Cleveland - Carlisle management and
manipulation, is tho financial mad
house, and it must afford keen enjoy
ment as well as substantial profit to
the chiefs of the gold "synaicato" and
their associates to see tho amusing
antics of the lunatics in it.
The latest news fiom the boss bed
lamite and his secretary is that they
will not order another bond sale to
.njlntain the gold rcscrvo beforo the
meeting of congress. This determina
tion, we are told, has bjen arrived a t
because a new bond issue, while it may
save tho treasury and help to preserve
whatever stability thera is in business
conditions, would havo an Injurious
affect on tho approaching elections.
What does this mean? That tho na
tional finances aro to bo monkeyed
with in order to help out partisiaii poli
ticians and policies in the states where
ilcctions come off in November. This
is the most reprehensible exhibition of
"pernicious political activity" on the
part of a national administration that
ivo have ever had. It is the admission
that the treasury department, as It ib
aow conducted, is, first, a machine to
jnrich banking syndicates; and, second.
that its operations aro directed with n
view to influence stato elections, and
tiot conducted, as they, should be, on
strict business principles. With this
brazen announcement comes tho addi
tional ono that when coiigress meets
tho next republican congress elected
an a platform repudiating Cleveland
ism and all thut it implies the prcsi
lent will "throw the responsibility"
for tho present condition of tho treas
ary on the legislative branch of the
roverument. Mr. Cleveland 13 an adept
ji tho "responsibility throwing" busi
acss, but his trickery will not go this
rear. Ho cannot fool oil the people all
-ho time. Tho responsibility for all
that is wrong and rotten In the flnan
:ial situation rests on hlra and on his
party. Ho and it made a law that pro
Jnces a deficit, instead of adequate
revenue as it should produce. That is
why ho is a borrower and a beggar at
the doors of tho banks.
No responsibility for this humiliating
situation rests on the republican party.
N. Y. Kecorder.
THE TARIFF ISSUE.
Democratic Dismay Over the Prospective
Return of l'rotcctlon.
The democratic papers are making a
terrible to-do because, at the openinjr
of tho Ohio campaign, the speakers,
from Senator Sherman down, favored
a restoration of tho protective policy.
They arc raising as much of a howl
over it as though it wero a new thing.
Hut thoy seem to overlook the fact that
tho republican stato platform demands
It equally; that every republican plat
form; anywhere In tho union, adopted
this year, demands it; and that the
republican party has boon tho party
of protection ever sinco It was a par
ty. Its national platform of 18(30 de
manded protection to American indus
tries. This mimicry of extreme surprise is
part of the absurd and impertinent ut
tempt to swindle tho American peoplo
Into tho belief that tho present tariff
law is to be credited with the partial
restoration of prosperity wo aro now
experiencing. Hern in Ohio alono
there are thousands upon thousands of
democratic workingincn who know,
from bitter experience, that wages un
der a democratic tariff are not as high
as thoy were under republican protec
tion in 1691 and 1803, There may be
some who are getting as much now as
then, but everyono knows that tho ad
vances in wages during the present
year have not brought them up to the
Ask these men whether they favor
republican protection and the result
ing high-water mark of wages of 1891
and 1892, and you will find them all
eager for it, and willing to vote for it.
They wero fooled by tho specious
theories of tho democrats in 1892, but
they understand tho situation fully
nov. They cannot bo fooled again.
They have learned thoroughly tho les
Low duties mean increased Imports
of articles cf the samo kind that we
That every dollar's worth of such
goods imported means a dollar's worth
lessproducid in the United States;
That this means less work for Amer
ican workmen, and moro work for
That a low tariff opens tho doors to
articles mado by cheap foreign labor;
That to compete with them, Ameri
can labor must tako lower wages;
And that the presant democratic
tariff law is a failure as a revenue
producer, and under it a big increase
has been made in tho bonded debt and
to the annual interest burden.
We have faith in the people. Wo
believo the past two years havo been
nn object lesson to them. Wo think
they possess common sense. And con
sequently we do not believe them to
be foolish enough to be deceived by
the sophistries of the democrats, and
to vote for a party which has demon
strated fully its utter incapacity to
legislate so as to conserve cither the
economic or the financial wclfnre of
the United States. Toledo Made.
MAKE WAY FOR THE FOOTBALL KING.
When Autumn paints the leaves o' nUtats. and sears the waving grasses.
Then corns") tho chief of nil delight'! tho idol of tho Usses:
And what though off the Held they brine him homo in shreds and patches,
Ilo'd rather be the Football King than sail a thousand ratchet.
Chicago Press and Mall
She was rather proud of her ears and
she blushed with pleasure when he
"I'm mighty glad you never had your
"Why?" she asked, In expectation of
"Why, hang it all, it costs money to
buy earrings," ho returned.
That's why she considers him a "mean
thing." Chicago Evening Post.
Tho Uncinanclpatcd Man.
"Now mind the baby, sir." quoth she.
"I'm very lll;ely to," sighed he.
'Tor that is bow 'twill have to bs
The baby noicr will mind mo "
OPINIONS Or THE PRESS.
How to Destroy Household Pests.
Tho most satisfactory way to deal
with moths, bedbugs or other house
hold pests is to fumigato with sulphur,
tho ordinary powder will do, but sul
phur candles aro better, and can bo pro
currcd from any druggist. Put the
articles you wish to fumigato in a
small, closo room, taking caro to re
move all silver or growing plants, as it
will tarnish tho ono nnd kill tho other;
placo your lighted candle in a kettle,
and havo tho room closed for sovcral
hours. All animal life will bo destroyed.
Apples as Brain Food.
Apples aro now recommended by
many physicians ns brain food, becauso
they contain a quantity of phosphorlo
acid, and nro easily digested. When
eaten at night somo llttlo timo previous
to retiring, thoy nro said to exelto tho
action of tho liver and produce sleep.
To Keep Knives from Rusting.
Steel knives and forks not in dally
uso may bo preserved from rust by
keeping them in a bag of flannel or
flanneletto mado liko a glove, with a
separate comportment for each kaila
Democratic Turin: Reform.
It ha3 always been tho same. Tariff
reform, as understood by tho demo
cratic party, means American markets
Hooded with forelirn-made minds:
American workmen out of employ
ment and the United States treasury
bankrupted. Turn back forty years,
to tha timo of James Uuchanan, read
tho accountsof tho distress which then
prevailed, and you will be convinced
of this, if you aro not already con
vinced. Wo are likened to tho dog, in
tho picture, crossing tho stream and
seeing tho reflection of the bone in 'his
mouth In tho water below. To gain
tho chimerical market of tho world,
whero wo sell not ono per cent, of our
products not one-tenth ,of ono per
.ent. wo havo been willing to let go
of 'tho American markets whero we
sell practically nil that wo produce,
whether on tho farms, in the mines or
tho factories. Wo throw our own mar
kets open withoutgaining for our prod
ucts the markets of tho world, for it is a
serious fact that we aro exporting loss
now than wo did under tho McKinloy
law. Wo do not believe that the Amer
ican people will repeat this blunder
not in forty years, at least Iowa
G3The Ohio democrats havo for
mally opened their campaign end Sen
ator Brico Is expected to fall into line
nnd open his bank account. Chicago
CS"It must bo humiliating to Mr
Cleveland to havo to wait for a repub
lican congress to lift his administra
tion out of tho financial slough. To
CTTho administration Is distin
guished for it3 subordinate potentates
and under lord- high executioners.
There is Paramount Klount, of the
stato department; Howler, of tho treas
ury, and 1'icrpont Morgan, of the bond
syndicate Cleveland World.
C3T"Senator Allison speaks by the
card, when ho calls the present tariff
law the Gorman law. The Wilson bill
was the house bill, but it as set aside
in the senate and Mr. Gorman's bill, al
most a protective tariff bill, was sub
stituted for it. Iowa State Kegister.
C2?It Is a most significant fact that
tho once popular song, "Grovcr, Grovcr,
Four Years More of Grover," has fallen
into distinct unpopularity. It is re
ported that tho wind, whistling
through the trombono of a cracked
shingle upon tho roof of a certain house
on liuzzard's bay, repeats the melan
choly refrain: "Nevermore I" N. Y.
.Mail and Express.
C3?"For tho last few weeks the impor
tation of dry goods has averaged about
doubl'o what it was last year. What
is true of dry goods is true, to a simi
lar extent, though on s. smaller scale,
of other classes of products manufac
tured in this country npon which the
W llson act has effected a reduction of
protection. It must be remembered,
too. that tho increase? in ImnorLitlnni
I is but inadequately shown by the in
crease in customs receipts. The tariff
rates under the Wilson act are consid
erably lower than under tho old law.
One million dollars received, under the
Wilson net means a much greater quan
tity and a much greater value of Im
portations than tho samo amount of
revenue meant when the McKinloy
tariff was in force. Collier's Weekly.
Cheating nt tho Ports.
That tho business of cheating the
government by tho process of under
valuing goods imported to this country
is now unusually active is apparent to
all closo observers, nnd particularly t j
American manufacturers in certain
lines 6f industry. Thus, w j the Im
ports of woolens aro visibly increasing,
according to the statistics, it is evident
that the statistics, which deal usually
with values, do not tell tho whole
story. Tho free trado journals aro ex
ulting because of reports that domestic
woolen manufacturers aro becoming
more prosperous; but these exultations
do not harnionlzo successfully with the
enlarging inrush of European fabrics,
and tho extraordinary increaso of tho
importations of shoddy. It Is clear
enough that our own manufacturers
are not retaining their sharo of tho
home market. It is plainly evident
that many of them, under tho stress of
severe competition from abroad, aro
compelled to deteriorate tho quality of
their fabrics. H is not less evident
that, whilo thoy are deprived of tho
measure of protection promised them
by congress, tho treasury is boing de
prived, by foreigners, of revenue tc
which U is entitled. Tho Manufac-turer.
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Mi r. RiOjll U: . IV.
llvOTk Jlswkr .'I
Madge I really think Jack would
ask you to marry him it his prospects
DOrothy Indeed, If he only knew It,
his prospects arc very good. You don't
know how fond I am of him. Hay City
And Had No Returns.
"Odd about that killing of Smedly,
"I hadn't heard."
"Yes: took a $3,000 policy only last
week and yesterday was shot and
"Well, some fellows were born lucky
I've been paying premiums for,twen-ty-flve
years!" Chicago Uecord.
"Humplcy seems wonderfully well
satisfied with himself."
"Yes. There's nothing yon can men
tion that he doesn't think he knows all
"Well.'I suppose you can't blame him.
He has no children old enough to ask
questions and take the conceit out oi
him." Washington Star.
Not n Coclcneylte.
Mother What! Do you intend to
marry a foreigner?
tion She is a highly cultivated Eng
lish girl, mother.
"IIow do you know she Is highly cul
tivated?" "She speaks the same sort of English
that 1 do." N. Y. Weekly.
'lhu rarctfou Conductor.
Trolley Car Conductor Iay your fare
or get off.
Dignified Philaelphian What do you
take me for, sir?
Trolley Car Conductor Fi' cents,
samo ns anybody else! Philadelphia
BOTH VS A IlILKMUA.
She Turn your head the other way,
littlo boy; I want to get over.
He I can't, I've got a stiff neck.'
She Well, turn your back around
He Please, ma'am, I don't want to;
1 liavent got no seat in my pants.
Wife Dear me, there's a bug in this
Husband It must bo a water bug.
The Truth of It.
"Many or man," said Uncle Eben,
" 'magines dat he's a philosopher when
e'u jes' plain lazy." Washington Star.
A messing with a engeance,
A man who always borrowed tho!
paper and wljo brought a chair with
him to church in order to avoid paying
pew rent invited tho editor and the)
preacher to dine with him. There vat:
nothing on the tablo but bacon and1
"Will you ask a blessing, parson?
said the host.
"I Hill,"cxclaimed the preacher, with
energy. "Lord, make us thankful for
what we are about to receive, and
when we have received it give ns
strength to reach home safely with our
appetites!" Chicago Times-Herald.
Almost a Hint.
A little boy was told that he must
never ask for anything at the table, as
it was not good manners to do so. The
consequence was that he was frequently
overlooked. One day his father said:
"Johnny, get me a clean plate forray
"Take mine, pa; it's clean." and ha
added, with a sigh: "There hasn't beea
anythingput on ityct." Texas Sif tings.
Playing on the Ruins.
"These firemen must be a frivolous;
set," said Mr. Spillkins, who was readi
ing a paper.
"I read in the paper that after a fira
was under control, tho firemen played
all night on the ruins. Why didn't
they go home and go to bed like sensi
ble men, instead of romping about lika
children?" Texas Sittings.
They Might Turn Out Poor.
Fond Parent Hobby, dear, you have
another new little brother. Arcn'tyon
Hobby No, pop, I can't say that I am.
I'm not stuck on having a whole raft of
relations. N. Y. World.
Heard on the Street.
"I'm onto you," the mud pool cried
To the trousers it had doited
"Ah. j es." tho trousers sadly sighed,
"1 see you have mo spotted."
-L. A. IV Bulletin.
A HIT OK URIT1SH GALLANTRY.
Workman (politely, to old lady, who
lias accidentally got into a smoking
compartment) You don't object to my
pipe, I 'ope, mum?
Old Lady Yes; I do object, very
Workman Oh, then, out you get!
Jones That's all nonsense abont eat
ing meat being injurious to health. My
ancestors for hundreds of years ate
Vegetarian Yes, and where are they
now? Dead, aren't they? Texas Sitt
ings. Entirely Consistent.
Johnnie (tho offico boy) Old Iierry
the grocer, is downstairs and wants ta
know why you didn't answer his lcttci
about last month's bill.
Editor Tell him he forgot to inclose
a stamp. N. Y. Recorder.
A Regular Snap.
"What is Smith doing now?"
"He is traveling with a circus."
"Pretty hard work, isn't it?"
"No; he has nothing to do except tc
stick his head in the lion's mouth twict
a day." Texas Sif tings.
"Well, Johnny," said a doting unci
to his little nephew, who had been
fishing all day, "did you catch a good
"No, uncle, but I drowned a good
many worms." London Tit-Bits.
Ills Terrlblo Suspense.
"I'm awfully uneasy about my wife!'
"Why what ?"
"I saw her go into the milliner's shot
across the way just now." Chicagc
Glvo mo the man who sings at his wort
Whoso melody soars with tho sun:
Yes. Rive mo tho man who sings at bis worn
And glvo me, oh, gimme aijunl