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. a drear seem d Memnory; /
' j sI pe walked she. /'.
Ssang the blackblrd li the brake.
his song was Rmai' r her;
a a-ong the calm biluela e
" 1i espure were lai <:.)er.'
door its frgtran4 threw,
ewe lamb by her side would lead.
And white doves there ould feed
AlsJam the Christ of , ilee
Who on the dread cro.s died for her.
WVhen near to death yer steps shall be,
The gate will open vi3e for hei.
"`hat angel hands wwl draw her In.
And lkck without te old-time sin,
And on her brow again will press,
Her lost ye. tn s happiness.
, Corrspa a. atson Dolson. In the Era.
jL. Y ;StoryPub. Co.)
lirie, they had
back in tb little kingdom
when ukeu kFrtz had
won hr in the guise of
of en eim, and with the
me Minister had plotted
i pa fllulneas to give
SOf lpve marriages.
years ago. Since
estp'rday, a weary truth
' litSami will tire, antd
Sis-ever a charm.
a itter smile' that curved
Ared llps, as she watched
ii`-its'llnder the lindens,
utig tty sipeeches into the
Y' ear of the Countess isobel.
~of- Hohenhauffen. the
S . irt ever sent to overturn the
Imuee of telittle court of Auer
Valerie rested her hot cheek in her
h:and and gazed down at the sleeping
boy, heir to the duchy, child of her
love, all that was left of that love,
rVY ' Valerie told herself, as thhe countess'
`ay , ;I laugh rang up beneath the win
She had been so happy, only last
` whJ ,hen that little vixen, Kath
fi e Graffenried, had spoken
;, lightly in her hearing of Countess
,is : l''"latest conquest. Katherine
a /':d properly dismayed when
thV ess. angry fa:e appeared be
' t g ie ,partiers and bade her say
:o her meaning. She had wept and
I . so ývith a pretty reluctance, and
' thl : come the story of the moon
,• .,. .. -l Vllks, of the rides in the forest
a.n s ,;elittle notes that went to and
Valerie listened with death
in heart and a proud smile on
"Is that all?" she had asked. Then,
at b bidding, the girl crept away,
the~alice half hid in her sleepy
grej eyes. Katherine hated the
"du , as her small soul hated all
thi gracious and lovely.
, proud Valerie. All that night
a shiy in her great state bed with
wi rptaring eyes "facing the future,"
s led it, with ali a girl's high
, with all a loving woman's
pi At breakfast, the duke came I
in <oin her, with a song on his
S lp 9,md a rose in his buttonhole;
bu ºlerie thought she knew whose
ln.gg~ had plucked that rose, and
esheopld have none of him, and the
dnk~eient away with a scowl on his
hadminme face and found the Count
ess Isobel upon the terrace, where a
littl er Valerie saw them talking
tos .. She could imagine what
they were saying, and her jealous
heart throbbed nigh to bursting.
"Fool! fool!" she told herself. "Is
not this the portion of royal women,
the cross that goes with the crown?"
buts rz.5ad loved him so.
A4rg.ý.eb arose in her throat and
a was before her eyes, all
then . she moved through the
s. Duke Fritz had care
ful pt away from her. Hle was
pu ed, and a little resentful.
yetihe glaiced wistfully toward her
on or tw~le; but that inscrutable,
col smileblky on the lovely lips, re
pelng all approach, rud unfortu.ate
ly, ale ever caught that look,
onl suff and wound the scourge
dlo r &i 'r ared bosom.
.i'omen came to robe her
for a' e eing she thrust aside the
gay lisasL .the shimmering satins,
and bade them put on a trailing
black gown of some misty material,
cloudlike. 8ombre, from which the
white marf e of throat and bosom
gleamed like frost.
Duke Fritz stood at her side until
ar./ .!(- ( '
iwwe , the glide
her brother, the king of Arstadt. She
would claim his protection. Then a
thought gripped her heartstrings- -
her child. She could not leave him.
and the people of Auerstadt would
never suffer their little prince to be
raised in another land. No, she must
stay and bear her martyrdom. Ru
dolph would be the first to bid her
return, and Princess Valerie could
have risen then and there, and beat
her hands against the wall in sheer
despair. Across the room, she could
see the duke's fair head bent low
above Countess Isobel; it was mad
A little- page-came hurrying down
the long room and bowed before her,
his face white and amxious. "High
ness, the little prince is ill, and
should have the herr doctor immedi
Valerie sprang to her feet, and an
instant hush fell over the audience
chamber, as she swept past the little
knots of courtiers and laughing wom
en, a princess, but yet a woman, who
has heard the cry of her child in need
A group of frightened attendants
made way for her, as she fell on her
knees beside the low, white bed. The
rosy limbs, that she had kissed so
short a time before, were rigid, and
a blue shadow grew around the tight
ly drawn lips, as the child lay locked
in one conv.ulsion after another. To
the end of her life she never knew
whence came the strength that en
abled her, when the doctor called for
assistance, to brush aside the panic
stricken nurses, and herself force the
clenched mouth open, while he pour
ed the medici eC down. What mat
ter that the little white teeth ground
upon her delicate fingers until the
bloo-J trickled down, the child had
ceased to struggle, and the warm
pink came back to the little face, and
the tense limbs relaxed. With a
Iurst of tears, she gathered the
sleeping baby to her breast, and the
old doctor's eyes were misty, as he
laid a kindly hand upon the rebel
lious curls that had somnehow slipped
their fastening and tumbled in he:d
long beauty to her waist.
T'Ihe minutes slipped by. as Valerie
knelt with the child 's cheek preised
against her own. ttheni someone enter
ed and colscd the door, very gently.
Valerie never stirred. sCarcely con
sceous of anything but the fact that
tihe child was given hack to her arms
-a thankfulness tnat almost blotted
out the other great sorrow for a time.
1)uke Fritz knue't down beside his
wife, and drew the ouar, lead to his
breast. For a moment she yielded to,
the sense of re::t anld ,teace, the
pride awoke, and she drew haughtily
away from him. "Vhy comenic o me?
'Where is the Countess isobol.' is she
1 indisposed that you should turn to
me and the child?"
The duke sprang to his feet. his I
fair face flushing like a girl's. "Val
erie!" There was a world of re
proach in the mere word, and Valerie
winced, half-guiltily. A long silence
fell between husband and wife. Afar
off in the distance, the midnight bell
proclaimed the passing of another
day, and the quiet lay over the city
like a pall: only, here in the palace
were flashing lights and anxious
faces lingering in the corridors to
know how fared the little prince. A
long time, the blue eyes of the duke
held the brown ones of Princess Val
erie with that proud reproach: then.
woman-like, she fell to sobbing upon
his breast, knowing, without a word,
that the wrong was right; and the
duke asked no questions, but present
ly, stroking her curls, told her how
the Countess Isobel, who had laughed
down love and many suitors, was at
last caught in the web of her own de
vising, and that the mattar was a
d difficult one, as the man in question
was a mere officer in the guards, the
bare mention of whom as a husband
a for their imperious beauty had set
t the whole Hohenhauffen clan by the
d ears. In desperate case, the lovers
Shad appealed to no less a person than
a the hereditary duke, and, though
Shereditary dukes are mighty in their
t emall worlds, there are some things
t in which 4It is not safe to meodre,
L~ 1lMe atl the walks and talks, in
'to' o~ thaat as _
'lv ataiti, with . at Of ts. proper I1
tia, h be' gonolna for. tl
?dnder her very ue and the not tI
a' iof it. s
-bhjduke pulled his long, fair 1
.sab'bhe helplessly. "The naruth ts, b
.be countess tried to tell you, rut a
:fter you had left 'the terrace the lit. a
tie De "Graffenreid came back and a
ird her that you. did not approve of
or choice: In fact, desired that the I:
ubject should not be alluded to in v
,our presence, and, naturally, she e
could' not expect any sympathy from f
"Oh!" said Valerie. d
Ten minutes later, in the presence 1l
of the court that .was-still assembled
in the audience chamber, Princess i
Valerie summoned Fraulein De Graf- I
fenried and bade her return at the i
earliest possible moment to her fath- t
er's schloss. (
Thus, the awakening of Princess t
HEALTHY IN OLD AGE. i
How Altoona Physician Accounts for
A physician at Altoora is 99 years
of age and still keeps up his practice.
This rematu.able old man can
thread a needle without the aid of a
cane and walks without glasses.
He has voted for every president
s'!Ie he was 17 years old-some of
them several tiines.
He chawed tobacco for three-quar
ters of a century and then eschewed
it entirely. He also drank whenever
He doesn't believe in medicine and
has no .use for doctors.
"The reason I have been enabled to
outlive all my patients," said the doe
tor, "is very simple. I live a calm,
well-ordered life. I am temperate in
all things, perhaps a little more so in r
some. I can take my ax to-day, sir,
and go out and split that cord of hick
ory wood yonder into as choice a lot
of fine toothpicks as the law allows.
And I can rassle the boots of any man
in the county-boys under 75 barred.
Oh, yes, I can put up my prescriptions t
all right. I always put 'em up by the
sense of smell. Of course there may
be fatal mistakes, but in this neigh.
borhcod r.obody is over much missed.
"Eh. what's that? How do I ac
count for my extreme age? Ask me
somethir g harder. Sly age is a'e
c('ol'ntEd for by a c(ontinuouls sureCs
siors of years, mon:ths, weo::s and
days."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The world is wide, renmember this.
Nor shrink from fate's deep furrowed
Won fortune with your brightest smiles.
Don't let the world know when you're
It spoils your chance for future deeds.
To frame your face with dull care's
Brace up, and high'r hold your head.
Ilon't let the world know when you're
The world will bow in servile zest
To on! who swayp s it with a frown:
Toss upt your ht:t , :Il. d flash your e.'v,
IDn'l 1 lt to' world know wlllh you're
I' scanitladl' lip shoulcl soeek to stain
T 'ilt llnt'n ' yutl hold as ho tor s crown.
SI:? your" own life' :rlute the lit'. 1
.ou' t It the worldt know whmt you're
I u bar"' yo.ur purse, ynour heart most sal.
Your lif( Inear cru.hed by sorrow's
Then mask them well with song and
ioun't It the world know when you're 1
-Kate Thyson Starr.
Misis Janet Priest of Minneapolis
tins proved to the satisfaction of a
coterie of self-saausfied players in her
Sicinity that in her case where there's
a will there's a way, and., incidentally.
t::at she is not what is called in the
s:,rtillg section either a "piker" or a
Miss Priest i. the dramati' cr. .
of the "I'ribure in that city. Recently
s-e ,olnmileent d adver'sely otl a per
kortlPaL.('e' t,'6trT Iy omteat members ot
te' }.'rawl, y lnomulany. She was sar
'astically as!'led if she could do bet
to'r. Miss Pre's. is nervy and relpied
by studyi'p onI e of the roles ii ttes
tioln and pip:l'ritlg it0 one of tae pcr
ft i ollacr- '-,. S 1 s5r prot an il 'illt(''hate
"hit" a' ha.' |,,q /;n .sked to c'ont!in e
i i11 thie pro:' 0ssio. lut this shie :has
I ', "sd to ,'" a:nd ! thas ret urxicd to he,
S Wa:,tcd to Go Home.
Atl" :HutuoIlI elztl'enty etterltairl'd a
rtr 'l r,,ativf who was visiti; a N ,w
Yort, for the lirst tinme, says tis' New
'York Times. lt' htok his gue:;: to
* C' 1.tevy lland atid c bi: ,wedi hill eve:'y
tihing woe'rh seeing, from lManhattan
Bteach tlh\on 1to th' lowery. 'l'h last
place they ilspelct(dl was a dime r:ut
sCum, where the wiottutt,ful curiosities
gratly inte:estse.! thet' stranger.
Suddenly :he countryman carught
sight of a large mirrior. one of the
distorting kind that. makes a man look
Sas if he had been run over by a steam
roller. Mr. HtiummtTel's relative gazed
Ssadly at his elongated, attenuated re
tiection. Then h1t turned and said:
"Say. Abe, let's go home, quick!
Gee-willtkens! I never knew until
now the meaning of the phrase 'the'
pace that kills.' Another day like
n this would be the death of me!"
Gossip From Tien-tsin.
Lt- A traveler in Ti'an-tsin, monntioning
w the razing of the walls of the ancient
d city, relates that the work was done
at chiefly by former boxers. hired for the
e- purpose. Even the chiidren on the
a streets made life unpleasant for these
n turncoats by taunting them with a
e two-line doggerel running as follows:
d From our cal!es you ate up all;
t Now you've come to spoil our wall.
e The reference in the first line is to
a the large flal cakes of unleavened
n flour, mixed with brown sugar, upon
h which the boxers were fed by the
ir patrons of the movement in Tlen-tsin.
5 To many of them boxerism was mere
e, ly a means of earning a living.
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The encroacings isea steadilyrat
Ins away the coast of angdand, say
the Strand aazine. It i;stated-thatr.
the annual Idies of area by coast ero
asion in lngland alone is probably not.
less than 2,000 acres. On the other
hand, marsh lands have, been dradned
and other lands reclaimed, but these
areas are insignificant as compared
with .those which have been lost.
Parts of the lost lands were low
lying, protected by dikes or levees,
which were eventually breached; oth
er parts were washed away by the
floods and storms; but in many cases
the sea is eating its way into tall cliEfs,
demolishing numerous towns and vil
The line of anchorage for ships off
Selsey, in Sussex, is still called "the
Park," having been a royal deer park
in the reign of Henry VIII., while the
treacherous shoals known as the
Ooodwin sands formed in early days
the estate of Earl Goodwin.
On the Yorkshire coast there are
twelve buried towns and villages, and
in Suffolk there are five. Submerged
forests may be seon at low tide off
SURF RIDING IS THE
SPORT OF HONOLULU.
The best sport in Honolulu is surf
riding. It beats tobogganing. It is
yachting, canoeing, bathing, tobog
ganing and iceboating combined.
We invited some army officers to
the fun recently, hired a couple of
muscular natives and their handsome
thirty-foot canoe, put on our bathing
suits and paddled out into the break
ers. The canoe is a dugout, made of
the valuable koawood.
It has an outrigger, a fair-sized log
fastened parallel to the canoe by
means of two curved braces of beams.
Ours was at least forty years old,
had been used by royalty, and was
We worked out against the stfff
breakers for about half a mile and
then turned and rested a bit, waiting
the critical time to catch a big one
and come iii with its rush. That. is
the science of surf-riding, to catch the
breaker at the turn. If you are too
quick you find your canoe thrown
aside or capsized or running in with a
swell wave instead of the one you
were after. If you are too late the
ENGLISH PRINCES MUST
JOIN ARMY OR NAVY.
The princes of the English blood
royal have never been allowed to I
saunter through life as mere do
nothings. Custom and monarchical
dignity, of course, severely limit the
number of things to which the heir I
apparent and his younger b'rothers
may apply themselves. Practically
two professions only are open to them
-the army and the navy. But with
at least one of these callings the fu- I 1
ture king is expected to ally himselt.
Bismarek once sneered at King Ed
ward VII. when prince of Wales as
being the only heir to a European
throne whom one would never by any
chance expect to encounter on a bat
tlefield. It is true that English eti
quette and opinion do not exact from
a royal prince any very serious appli
cation to his profession; nor, however
keen and capa ue he might be, would
the nation countenance his employ
ment in times of war.
The duke of Connaught was vehe
SOME TRAITS OF THE COW.
Bovine Family Has Many Human
"Cows have theii likes and their
dislikes," said the milkmaid to the
summer boarder who was curious to
see every part of the farm.
"For instance, a cow admires a
horse and will stand and watch one
for a long time. She is sort of timid
Sabout him, but she admires him 'ust
tae same. She has a contempt for a
mule, and seems to be amused by
his antics. Hogs she tolerates, that's
all. And sheep she hates. She will
not eat grass where sheep have been.
She hates dogs, too, but will tolerate
the shepherd dog, because she knows
she simply has to, and that the shep
herd dog will not bite her.
"Cattle go wild at being let into a
fresh pasture," added the milkmaid.
"It seems to go to their heads. Each
is afraid that the other has got a bet
. ter feeding place than herself, and
tries to drive her neighbor away."
"Then there is a good deal of
human nature in the cow, after all,"
mused the summer boarder, who had
studied a year or two at a university,
and was given to philosopnical re
"Well, I should smile." answered
t the milkmaid. "A single cow with a
calf will boss a whole herd of steers,"
k and, swinging her pail over her arm,
she went down to the milking pens.
d -New York Tribune.
Saved by Quick Wit.
In Germany recently a country
1 preacher was preaching a sermon,
e when suddenly he lost the thread of
eC his discourse, and, do what he would,
bhe could not find it again.
The congregation was greatly em
barrassed and was wondering what
ig tbe matter was when he startled it by
nt exclaiming hurriedly: "Pardon me, my
e brethren, for pausing in my sermon,
e but it seems to me that I smell fire
e somewhere--and-and it might be
se well to see that it has not broken out
a in the church or in any of the nearby
Before the words were all uttered
the congregation was pouting out of
to the church, each family being anxious
:(' to make sure that its home was not
on on fire. It need hardly be said that
he the fire existed only in the pastor's
With greatness and conceit a ma
might be cqnteat-though, of course,
Beshid_ and .Wiral, sand t1eir remains.
have been Ifound at numerous points
along the cgpit. -
i)outhwht from Land's Enditjw ar4
the Scilly Isinds, a penlnsula'of bout
227- square imlel has ' hen carile4
away, "and below the 'eand beach is a
deposit of black mold. containing ilndi
cations of 'trees and deer.
At Wirrl is Leasowes Castle, now
on the-edge of the cliff, but fifty years
ago it was half a- mile from the sea.
Many historical towns, such as Rar
ensburg (mentioned in Shakespeare),
where Henry IV. 'landed in 1899, and
Edward IV. In 1471, having now en
At Reculver the cliffs were gradu
ally eroded until a church, originally
two miles inland, was partly wrecked;
this church, however, had two spires,
forming a striking landmark for sail
ors, and trinity board (in charge of
the lighthouse work) therefore had a
sea wall built to prevent the destruc
tion of the-towers.
Culture will never eliminate the
marks of the cross from Christ.
big wave breaks over or rolls under
the canoe and on to its glorious finish
and you have no part in it.
But if you catch it right-and the
natives generally do-you all paddle
for dear life at the captain's com
mand, force the canoe to its top speed
just as the breaker is forming and
then come in with the great wall of
water just back of you, everybody
yelling, the spray flying, the waters
roaring and rushing.
You live at the rate of a mile a
minute. You seem to be going even
twice as fast as you are. Usually
there are two or three other canoes
out and you have all the excitement of
a race. But even without other canoes
it is a race-a race with the breaker.
You are wild with the blinding
rush,, the swish and swirl and whirl of
the spray. The sense of a great mov
ing wall of water just back of you, the
roar of waves all about you. It is im
The bitterest rod may drive to the
sweetest comfort. -
mently desirous of serving against the
Boers, but for "reasons of state"
which the people thoroughly indorsed
was not allowed to do so. Those
"reasons of state" are not likely to
be held less imperative in the future,
and one may with some confidence
surmise that for members of the Eng
lish royal family the days of active
service are over. Their part in either
branch of the national system of de
tense must necessarily be passive and
ornamental, though not on that ac
count idle or useless. If we may ap
ply to them the scorching epigram in
which an American officer proposed
the toast of a regiment that did not
volunteer for the civil war: "War
like in peace, peaceful in war"-one
has also to admit that a prince who
is thrust into the strict democracy of
the services is getting an invaluable
education in orderliness, self
restraint and the prompt discharge of
duty .-Harper's . Weekly.
SHE KNEW HER DRINK.
Story of a Shy Maiden at Brighton
She was a sweet young thing with a
shy, timid air, which suited with her
quiet costume and her bloomer hat.
When the young man she got ac
quainted with at Brighton asked her to
have some refreshments at a nearby
pavilion she hesitated, but at last con
sented to take something to drink at
the restaurant. When they were
seated at the table he suggested that
as the day was chilly she take some
thing to warm her, remarking that
ginger ale might have that effect. *
After waiting for him to order his
own drink so as to give a hint, at
last, she said, looking around the
"What are they drinking at that
table. That drink in those small gob
lets, with what looks like a cherry in
"Oh, that's a Manhattan cocktail,"
"Man-hattan," she said, innocently.
"Do women drink that?"
"Why, of course, there are some
women drinking them now," he re
sponded, pointing to a couple who
seemed to be enjoying the seductive
and exhilarating mixture.
The shy young thing blushed as well
as she could under her fan and seem
ed satisfied with the statement. Then,
turning to her escort, she said:
"All right, then. I'll take a Hunter
straight." And she got it, while the
young man looked at her in silent ad
miration as she gulped it down.
Bringing the Country Closer.
When the use of electric power
becomes general we may look forward
to a considerable decentralization of
industry. We may see such "garden
cities" spring up all over the country
as William Morris painted so seduct
ively, and the old country towns will
again become active centers of life
and industry. At present nearly all
the industries that were once carried
on in our villages have been killed by
the fact that no source of power is
available which can enable them to
compete with their rivals in the city
factories. Electrical power will
change all that.
Often a woman is so inconstant that
after making up her mind as to her
age she is unable to stick to it
When two men tre unable to agree
*h.av nsnall, laav'a it to the mhn 'be
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