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He thought that he would woo her as a lyric poet might—
Declaim about her sapphire eyes, and hair like sunshine brl|fh^
And vow he thought of her by day and dreamed of her by night.
The Medieval style, he mused, might be the best, perchance—
He'd tell his lovely lady fair that for a favoring glance
Against all other rival knight* he'd fearless break his lance.
Perhaps a simpler way were best: "Sweet maid, this earthly life
Is but a hard and stony path, with clouds and shadows rife;
My strong arm would protect you, dear; oh. sweet one, be my wlfeP
Rut this is what he really said. in very husky tones.
While sweatdrops on his forehead stood,'and trembling were his tones:
"Dear Kate—er—Miss Kate—er 1 mean—l ought to say Miss Jones—
"If we get married— — mean," his voice was none too clear,
"I'm —er— fifteen a week, it's not enough I fear."
The maiden blushed and murmured low: "Let's try It, Willie dear.'
— Woman's Home Companion.
TWO and THREE and ONE.
cr> MBITION cold," said those who
/~A knew Clayton Stuart best, and
then these Critics were wont to
shake their respective heads in proph
ecy of evil to come. Yet his good
qualities were undeniably and truly
Inheriting n moderate fortune from
his father, young Stuart had set to
work to expand this moderate inherit
ance to a point where it could lie com
pared with the great fortunes of the
Upon his entry into the Wall street
world there had not been wanting
those who deemed him an easy
prey to their wiles, a lamb whose
golden fleece might be sheared with
perfect impunity and great profit. Hut
those who came to shear went away
shorn, and the wind was not tem
pered to their condition.
At 2") he had entered the speculative
arena. At 30 his name was mentioned
with the leaders of the street —men-
tioned sometimes with open admira
tion, mentioned sometimes with no
less open and heartfelt execration, but
mentioned always with the respectful
awe that great success In any line in
Then he married. To marriage, like
any other of the important things of
life, he gave due consideration, and
"THK KIN'AI. MOMENT."
selected the partner of his joys and
Borrows with the same discriminating
care which he would use in scrutinis
ing a promising investment which
might, nevertheless, prove disastrous
If it was not all it was represented
In Mada Livingston, Stuart found
all the qualities which he deemed de
sirable in the woman who should be
come his wife, and Mada, after a brief
but by no means ardent courtship, he
.lust why she married him she could
not have told herself. Certainly it was
not altogether a marriage of conven
ience on either side. Just as certainly
there was little romance In the feel
ings of either.
Miss Livingstone was a beauty of
several seasons' experience, and the
worldly advantage! vrhlcb a marriage
with Clayton Stuart would offer could
not help but have their weight with a
woman of her experience, education
Then Stuart, with his air of com
mand, his keen Intellect, and his recog
nized moral and physical courage, was
a man to arrest and claim some meas
ure of attention from any woman.
She possessed a fortune In her own
right, and perhaps the consideration
that Stuart, alone of all her many
suitors, was wealthy enough to avoid
all suspicion of being a fortune hunt
er, had more than Its due weight.
On his part, the considerations were
that Miss Livingstone was the sort of
woman whom he most admired and
pre-eminently the woman to best adorn
the head of bis table and maintain
the social position of his family. Some
what cold and reserved In her man
ner, be deemed this an addition to
her many other good Qualities.
But neither seemed to find perfect
happiness In married life, and from the
first they began to drift away from
each other and to cultivate a diamet
rically opposed set of Interests.
With constant and unfailing success
in all his business operations, Stuart
did not relax his devotion to their pro
motion, but rather became every day
more and more absorbed in them.
His wealth Increased by leapß and
bounds, and a statement made by him
on the witness stand, viz., that he
could not tell from day to day with
in $r>,000,0<)0 of what he was actually
worth, was perfectly true.
Mrs. Stuart devoted herself more
and more to a purely social life, and
found in this some gratification of the
same love of excitement which actu
ated her busband In his stupendous op
erations on Wall street.
Both were envied by the world in
general, yet neither felt that they bad
achieved such happiness hr to be fit
objects for the direction of envy.
With the birth of their child, they
seemed drawn closer together for a
time, but this did not last. The child
grew and thrived, but the mother, ab
sorbed in her social duties, and the
father in his business, saw little of it.
The child was a boy, and for him
Stuart cherished great ambitions. As
he had himself taken up the work laid
down by his father, and Increased the
family fortunes to a tremendous size,
so this sorr of his would in time take
up the work and make the name of
Stuart rival that of Rothschild in the
markets of the world.
Yet in the midst of all his successes
Stuart would often stop and ask him
self if the game was worth the candle.
He read Schopenhauer occasionally,
and was much Impressed with what
this philosopher had to say upon the
inevitable loneliness and Isolation of
the human soul.
"Was this Isolation Inevitable?"
Stuart asked himself. And he an
swered himself that but one thing
might prevent it, and that one thing
Then he laughed nt himself for his
folly. Was not his wife the most truly
admirable woman he had ever known?
And did he not love her?
"Yet we are not one, as we should
be, to escape that isolation. We are
two —or, rather, three, since we both
love our child so dearly," he rea
"Only a trifling cold," said the emi
nent physician, called In to diagnose
the case of the child, who did not
seem to be well.
"Only a trifling cold," Stuart reas
sured himself as he went on, absorbed
in his business.
"Only a trifling cold," his wife mur
mured as a salve to her own con
science when she went out to a re
The telephone summoned the man
from his office, the woman from the
drawing room of a friend, to meet by
the bedside of their dying child.
As they watched the child die there
welled up in the mind of both a hatred
of that God who could permit such a
thing, and when the final moment
came they turned to each other in
And then, in this moment of rebel
lious hatred toward their maker, each
seemed to grasp some measure of His
motive, and, laying his wife's head on
his shoulder, Stuart said softly:
'First we were two, and then we
were three —but now, sweetheart, we
must be one."
So ended the loneliness of the soul
of each, and so began the romance
of the two who were one.—Utica
The only man In this town who is
really brave is Dick Peck. If the
neighbors annoy him he goes and
knocks on their doors and gives them
notice that be won't stand it—Atchi
All a man Is expected to do on a
cold day 1* to keep his fe«t warm.
* • * • *
A Brave Man.
MOSQUITO AND MALARIA.
Their Relation* Dlacuaaed at the Inter*
national Medical Congress.
No medical expert now doubts that
malarial fevers are caused by the pres
ence of a parasite, first Identified by
Laveran. Almost the only questions
on which there Is not yet universal
agreement relate to the share which
the mosquito has in conveying the par
asite from one human victim to anoth
er. The fact that mosquitoes some
times exist where there is no malaria
Is susceptible of easy explanation. The
mosquitoes may belong to the wrong
genus or may not have had a chance
to become Infected. Then, too, the res
idents may have learned to exclude
them with screens.
A more puzzling circumstance Is
that doctors sometimes observe an at
tack of malaria when few or no mos
quitoes are about. This point was dis
cussed at length at the recent interna
tional medical congress in Spain, of
which the New York Medical News
gives an Interesting report. Some of
the physicians expressed the opinion
that the parasites did not always dis'
appear from a patient's system whop
he had apparently recovered, but con
tinued to develop there, one genera
tion after another completing the cycle
of existence in a human body. Such
persons were liable to have another at
tack without being freshly bitten. Dr.
Ascoll, of Borne, for Instance, report
ed that malaria In epidemic form often
appeared in Italy In June, notwith
standing the fact that at this time
there could be but few infected mos
quitoes. Most of these patients
showed, however, an antecedent ma
larial history, proving, he thought, the
fact that the fecurrlng attacks within
the individual were what kept malaria
In readiness to infect then young mos
It does not clearly appear that the
congress considered the plan for fight-
Ing malaria which has found the most
favor with American and English Ban
itarians, and which is by far the most
radical. Prevention of breeding by
depriving the mosquitoes of convenient
places wherein to lay their eggs seems
Ito have been Ignored. According to
the Medical News, the majority of the
delegates attached the most impor
tance to the use of screens to prevent
the young mosquitoes from becoming
contaminated. Dr. Ascoll thought that
if that system of dealing with patients
were followed as thoroughly and care
fully as isolation Is observed in small
pox "It would soon limit the trans
mission of the disease and render epi
demics In low mosquito-breeding lands
almost unknown." He would employ
netting not only,.to protect healthy peo
ple from mosquitoes, but also to pro-
I tect healthy mosquitoes from Infect
While accepting the theory that the
genus ahapheles is mainly responsible
i for spreading malaria. Dr. Hausor, of
i Madrid, believed that the parasite
could reach a human subject otherwise
than by the bite of a living mosquito.
He thought that this germ might live
In humid earth under favorable condi
tions, and that the germs might flour
ish in regions free from mosquitoes.
The Inhalation from dried marshes or
the drinking of water Infected by the
bodies of dead mosquitoes could infect,
and mosquitoes dying in marshes set
free the organism which Infects man
through the medium of the air.
A Considerate .Judge.
Rarely does a judge show hesitancy
In the court room, or a disposition to
change his mind when he has once
publicly expressed It; but an account
of a refreshing exception Is furnished
by Sir Henry Hawkins, Lord Braoip
ton, the eminent English justice, In a
recent book of reminiscences,
Banon Martin, whose native leniency
and sense of fun often placed him nt
the mercy of the very men he was try-
Ing, was once about to sentence an
old offender, charged with a petty
"Look," said the baron, with an as
sumption of severity, "I hardly know
what to do, but you can tak' six
"I can't take that, my lord; It's too
much," said the prisoner, respect
fully but firmly. "I can't take It.
Your lordship sees I didn't steal very
much, after all."
The baron indulged In one of his
low, chuckling laughs before replying.
"Well, that's vera true; ye didn't
steal much," he said. "Well, then,
ye can tak' four months. Will that
"Nay, my lord, but I can't take that,
neither," said the witness, patiently.
"Then tak' three."
"That's nearer the mark, my lord,"
the prisoner said, approvingly. "But
I'd rather you made it two, If you will
be so kind."
"Vera well, then, tak' two," said
the judge, with the air of one who Is
pleased to have done the right thing
at last. "And, mind, don't come again;
If you do I'll give —well, It all de
Dissatisfaction In the Kitchen.
"Do you think our new servant will
stay?" asked Mr. Rooral.
"I am afraid not," answered bis
wife. "She says her family doesn't
like things we have to eat, and I don't
believe my clothes fit her very well."
— Washington Star.
I ©opu W«|Sicienc© . I
1 * '*™^
A locomotive going at express speed
gives 1,006 puffs to the mile.
Glasa bricks are coming Into use,
and It is said that this material will
soon bo used for making statues, us
it resists the Corroding effect of tho
weather much better than marble or
The belief that temperatures ar«
highest during sunspot minima Is op
posed by a. m. liacDowall, who finds
evidence that during the last sixty
veins sunspot maxima have been ac
companied in England by the highest
temperatures. The same meteorologist
attempts to prove a connection be
tween barometric pressure and the
moon's phases and between relative
humidify and the moon's phases.
Mate, from which Paraguay tea—
the favorite beverage among a popula
tion of some twenty million—ls made,
grows wild in the woods of the
southern half of South America. For
many years Its cultivation was a lost
art. Although large plantations were
planted by Jesuit missionaries nioro
than a century ago, later attempts to
raise the plant wore fruitless, and not
until recently have new plantation!
boon established in Paraguay. 11m
secret of cultivation, It Is alleged, Is
that the seeds will not germinate until
treated with a potassium salt.
The example first set by the French,
mid afterward followed In Germany
and other European countries, of em
ploying automobiles for military pur
poses, has this year been Imitated In
the United States. In the war game
at Munassas General Corbln used a
steam car, and in the military maneu
vers in California General MeArthur
employed a gasoline car. Both were
veil pleased with the results. General
McArthur rode all over the field, con
sisting of stubble-fields, river-bottoms,
and mountain slopes with grades of
30 per cent., with no loss of time for
repairs. He said It would have re
quired four days of horseback
to reconnolter the ground that the car
covered In six hours.
One of the latest devices for apply
Ing the three color principle to the re
production In a photographic trans
parericy of the hues of nature Is th»
invention of the Messrs. Lumlere o
Paris. Instead of using three sepnrati
color screens to produce the negative
they employ a single screen on whirl
the three colors are distributed 1
microscopic grains. For this purpos
they take potato starch granules, varj
Ing from fifteen to twenty-thousandth
, of a millimeter in diameter, and colo
separate lots of them red, green am
violet, respectively. When the col
ored grains are thoroughly mixed am
spread on a glass plate, they form (
triple-colored screen, having to tin
eye a uniform gray tint. The effect
of the screen on the light passing
through it is similar to that produced
by the use of three separate screens
of different colors.
FLEEING FROM TRAINB.
Why Frightened Animal* At moat In
variably Keep Ketwecn the Kill In.
Railroad men at Rochester, N. V.,
are still talking about the race for
life on a recent Sunday morning be
tween a horse and a freight train
across the long bridge which spans the
Genesee River at Charlotte. The bridge
Id nearly half a mile long, and the ties
ore open, leaving six-Inch spaces, be
neath which gleams the moving
river, but the horse galloped straight
across this nerve-racking path a few
yards In front of the locomotive, and
only sank down when exhausted by
fright and its efforts for safety. The
train was halted within ten yards of
the poor creature. The horse was
found to be uninjured, but every shoe
was torn from its foot. Another horse
which had started with It fell nnd was
cut to pieces.
What Interests the railroad men In
the case, besides the battle against
such odds, Is that it furnishes another
proof of a pet theory of theirs con
earning the actions of animals caught
on the tracks by fast speeding trains.
Engineers and firemen have formu
lated a theory which, they declare, has
been so often proved that It might be
called a law. It Is this: They declare
that any four-footed animal, be it a
cat, fox, dog, squirrel, cow or horn?,
which is surprised by a rapidly ap
proaching locomotive, win week safety
hi straight flight between the rails,
when It could save Its life by a sim
ple leap to one side.
"I have started up rabbits," said a
veteran engineer, "and they Invariably
keep to the center of the track until
run down. Sometimes at the very last
moment they will leap to one Ride, but
not often. Cats, which are pretty
shrewd, In spite of assertions to the
contrary, will flee between the rails
In Just the same way. Once, when I
was In the cab of an engine pulling a
way freight between fast trains I
started a red cow, which had strayed
on the track through somebody's care
lessness in letting down the bars of
her pasture. She had a fair start, and
careered down the track about fifty
f««t ahead of my pilot with head dowu
and tall out straight behind. .' We bad
a little time to spare, so I eased tin;
engine off a lilt, and finally the old
fool cut to one Hide and landed In the
ditch, We moat have chased her for
"I have heard of Western engineer*
pursuing antelopes for miles between
the rails, it Is mighty dangerous busi
ness, I can tell you, especially In case
of big animals, for it killing may mean
a ditch for the engine and the car* on
top of yourself. It's bad enough with
small things like eats and pigs. I
never yet ran down an animal but
that I fancied I could hear its death
cry under the wheels, and somehow
It would break me all up for the rest
of the run."
Other old-timers have talcs like tola
to toll. One of them gave this m his
explanation of the peculiar persistency
which keep* the frightened anlntala
between the rails, "i think It's a tort
of hypnotism caused by the combinu
tion of fright, the straight level of the
truck and the gleaming lines of the
rails marking out the course. To Ket
away Is the animal's ttrst Impulse. It
sees a level path In front of It, bound
ed on each side I>y straight bars, He
hind Is the smoking, whistling monster
which it must escape. Consequently.
it pvH strnlnht ahead. Perhaps n mo-
ment later, if It lives, the Idea flashes
through its terror-stricken brain to
jump to one side and It Is saved. Too
often, however, the straight line of
its flight ends In a miserable death."
NEW ENGLAND MILLS.
Btrckma Able to Kiit-nUh F.lectrlc
I'uwci for Muny Imlimtriea.
When Niagara fulls whs first lapped
to furnish electric light and power for
all sorts of purposes many miles
around, It was a revelation to the
world of the possibilities in the prac
deal application of the new force, and
so strongly did It appeal to the prac
tical not to say the greedy side of so
ciety, that there has been great dllH
culty In preventing the destruction of
the cataract as one of nature's won
ders, and making It simply a source
of power for the benefit of a monopoly.
Hut while there baa been danger that
proper bounds might be broken, and
while that danger will doubtless exist
as long as legislatures are mercenary,
the history of electrical operations at
Niagara has furnished a great and sug
gestive object lesson for the rest of
the country, says the Boston Tran
script. If a great water power can
serve such a wide expanse of populous
territory as the figures show could
be done In this ease, then smaller
streams with sufficient descent can
render a similar service to more lim
ited territories, ami there Is now a
stronger tendency than lias ever been
manifested before to develop that Idea
even In the most obscure quarters.
Another great power center has now
been established In Pennsylvania^
where 111«- falls of tho Susquehanna
River, near York, have been put In
shape to meet the needs of a wide
stretch of country at a coat of $2,000,
--(XX). The electricity generated at tills*
point will be bated to a large
number of towns ami cities, of which
Philadelphia will very likely be one.
Another large plant at Spier Fulls on
the upper Hudson hns been established
and is nerving a large and widely scat
tered population in all those respects
that tin- larger developments of out
modern civilization demand.
But even the great plants are not ■«>
significant of the vast expansion of the
water power of the country us th«
multiplicity of Htnuller plants actual
and projected In places that have ap
parently become decadent, but Deed
only the touch of tills new force to
awn ken them to new life. There are
hundreds of streams in New England,
and we have In mind several such In
Massachusetts and Connecticut that
fifty years ago furnished power for all
sorts of small but prosperous manu
—woolen mills, paper mills,
cutlery works, and so forth. In the
last two or three decades these enter
prises have gone by the board, swal
lowed up In the absorption* of their
business by the large centers. Bui
the streams remain, awaiting new uses
which seem to be congested by the ser
vice we are considering.
The central purpose of almost all
Invention is the Increase or multipli
cation of power and the development
Of electrical force and Its practical ap
plication performs that office for the
streams of New England. One* their
imver at a given polut was only sutti
clent to ran a single mill and that fre
quently not very large; but now work-
Ing through electric engines they urn
light the streets of towns, propel tbeli
cars and supply power for almost any
number and variety of Industries that
may be desired. As water power li
cheaper than steam power, many a
venture that would otherwise be un
promising can now be made profitable
and new leases of life be brought to
section* long threatened with atrophy
The latest piece of gossip in to gar
bled that when it was repeated to the
man It la on, he didn't recognise It,
and laughed heartily.
It It necessary to watch tome peo
ple every minute, or the/ will walk