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THE CRY CF THE GRIAMEFT
I Bin tired r,f tlif platming and toiling
In the eroadeil hive e ciei.;
lie, nt Henry '!' huiMmn nml hpoilin,
Ami Hn.iiiii iirnl biuMing n;ti:.
And I liiii f.r tin dear old river,
W'Iu t f 1 dreamed my youth away
I' or a dreamer luv forever
Ami a teller die in 11 day.
I nm nick of the !io-.vv seeming
Of 1 life llmt U Inlf a lie,
Oi" tli I ire lined with -liemin
In the thronu that hurrien by.
N", no; from the street' rude bustle,
From trojdiieK from mart and Nt.it?,
I would ily to tlic woods' low rustle
And the meadow' Kindly pan'.
Let u dream in of yore by the river,
And be loved for the dream alway
1'or a dreamer Iivi forever
Arid a thinker die in a dav.
-John lioyle O'Reilly.
Mill PHYLLIS TOOK ME
Hr Herbert Mctienn Jolmnon.
C MIYLLIS," I asked, "will
you marry mo?" "Seven
I teen," said Rhyllis.
C I locked at Ler in nston
"Seventeen;" I questioned. "Seven
"Why, the score, you silly," she re
sponded demurely. "Some one has to
keep track o: It."
That's the trouble with Pliyllls. It
licr sense of humor were not so highly
developed, I'm sure I would have had
her ngos ago. She never -will take me
"Bother the score," I cried desperate
ly. "Anyhow, -we'll not count the other
"Rut I would very much rather."
I'hyllis was staring Into the tire. I
didn't know just what she meant. 1
never was much good at guessing.
"Well," I answered indifferently,
"just as you please. Count them if you
like. All I meant wa3 that none of
them mattered so much as at this
"Positively your last chance, ladies
and gentlemen," she cried gaily.
I assented in my most dignified man
Her. Rhyllis laughed. I do wish she
would take me seriously once in a
"Why do you keep on proposing to
trie like this?" she asked me.
I shrugged my shoulders.
seme men mere are Jove not a
gaping pig; others are troubled if they
behold a cat,' " I quoted. "Are you
"That is no answer, thou unfeeling
"If yen must have it," I replied flip
pantly, "I suppose it's my form of di
version. My hobby, if you will. We
all have our hobbies, more or less, you
rhyllis frowned. I liked that frown.
Immensely. Then she looked at me
quickly when I was not expecting it.
"You appear to be enjoying your
self," she complained.
"Me?" I queried in mock innocence
"Oh, I protest; really, I'm not."
Thyllis frowned again.
"I know it," I agreed. "I ought to
be. Seventeen times ought to be pro
ductivo of more than it has shown so
far. I wonder," I concluded dreamily
to myself, "I wonder if eighteen will
"You haven't been answered for sev
enteen yet," saind rhyllis.
"No," said I, "nor for any of the
other sixteen, either."
"Now. there was Darcy Graham,"
said Thyllis, Inconsequently. "He
asked me to marry him nineteen times
and swore eternal devotion each time
whether I would have him or no.
There's a man for you!"
"And 'then went and married Kitty
McPherson," said I, almost to myself.
"No." corrected I'hyllis; "Kitty mar
"Willie Atkinson came next," I ven
tured. "He only ran up thirteen," said Thyl
lis. "Which accounts for his failure," I
rhyllis paid no attention to my remark.
"I think the little fellow from the
bank whom I met in the summer came
after that?" she murmured interroga
"Surely you don't count him?" I
questioned in surprise. "Why, you told
me yourself that he only lasted till the
"He would probably have stayed
longer if you haan't come down that
Sunday," said Rhyllis, in a vexed way.
"You always do turn up at the most
"Had I only known you didn't want
mo " I began.
"I can't remember who was next."
would never guess you were getting
up In years."
"I'm not!" denied Rhyllis, with a cer
tain assumption of dignity; "I'm only
"You don't show It." I responded gal
lantly. "Were I nsUed t make a
gueMH, I should say 'sweet mUccu'
"Quite so." said Rhyllis, dryly.
"How awful It must be to be laid on
the shelf," I remarked sympathetically.
Tin not!" assorted "Rhyllis, indig
"The very Idea!" I murmured in n
surprised way. "I never even insin
uated such a thing. Rut you know,"
I concluded dismally, "you haven't had
a proposal in three weeks."
'I have," Insisted Rhyllli; "I had one
"Oil, but that doesn't count." said I.
You told mo so yourself. These are
only sort of trial heats, to keep you in
form, you know."
"Oh!" sniffed Rhyllis.
"Resides," I added, "I need material
for my stories."
"What a risk you are willing to run
for the sake of material!" said Rhyl
"Yes," I replied suavely, "but It Is
necessary that one make some sacri
fices for the sake of art."
"Suppose, though, I were to accept
you some time?" queried Rhyllis in an
"I would have a new climax for the
next one," said I. Indifferently.
I had expected Rhyllis to be affected;
Instead, she burst out laughing. That's
the trouble with Rhyllis; she never will
take me seriously.
"You're a goose," she complimented
"Aw, thanks," I murmured. "So
good of you!"
Rhyllis regank'd me gravely. Now,
it's an odd thing, but whenever Rhyl
lis looks at a fellow just like that he
feels sort of funny all over, you know
I think it must be wliat they call
"Jack," she said, "do yon know that
you have some gray hairs?"
"It's not polite of you to remind me
of it." said I.
"And your complexion isn't as good
as it used to be," she continued. "Re
sides, there are a lot of little things
particularly about your clothes."
"Nothing serious, I trust?" I asked,
"No," said Rhyllis, "nothing serious.
Rut a lot of little things. I think you
need some one to take care of you."
"Rarks is an unexceptionable valet,
said I in his defense.
"But lie draws his salary every
month." put in Rhyllis.
"And why shouldn't he?" I interro
"Now, a wife " began Rhyllis,
"Would draw hers at the end of the
month, and every other day as well,
"Yes," said Rhyllis. taking no notice
"I think you need a wife. Now, why
don't you propose to some nice girl
"I have," said I. stoutly.
"Huh!" snorted Rhyllis, in disbelief,
"How many proposals have you ever
"Seventeen,"' said I.
I think Rhyllis was pleased. Any
how. she smiled a little.
"There was the Rawshaw
"Nice girl," I assented warmly
"Nothing particularly qnoenlike about
n trWYa carrlm when she's ot'"'c
,.. ,i vsoldlers
loot uiiee. , ...
i m on mi
Rut her loo.es Ix ll.'d her word, mil j
far onn I was bright euoitsh to sec.
"No," I replied. .'1 distinctly a my
throat woidd 1 t iu "this N not a cli
max. This U a beginning." Torontu
Thoughts on Race Suicide.
THZ EMPEROR CF ETHIOPIA.
rimt i Mrnrltk' Xltlr, nnd II It IX-
Mrnihtiit of Solomon.
And who Is the Kinpcror of Ethiopia?
Those vho happen to know may con
sider It an absurdly msy question to
nt'swer. Rut such is the Ignorance of
things most necessary to know in
which our people are sunk, that only a
few are a.vate that Mcmlik II. of
Abyssinia hr.s borne that title since
1SS:. He Usui to b; called the liegu-.
Ids full title being negus negastl. mean
ing king of king". The Abyssinian
monarch used to be a mere King of
Choa. Rut now he rules the unite-.!
kingdoms of Choa, Godjam, Djimma,
Kaffa nnd Watnrno, with some other
provinces. Consequently be hi nu emperor.
Ancient blood is expected In an em
peror, and it is remarkable that he of
Abyssinia, the most obscure of the Im
perial band, is of the oldest stock of all.
At least, that is his claim. Ailu. his
father, came of tho old royal family of
Ethiopia that traced its descent to
Meucdik I., son of Solomon by the
Queen of Shefin. Ailu Avas eldest sou
of a great chief named Sella-Selassle,
under whom the kingdom of Choa at
tained to Its highest pitch of power.
Now Sella-Solassie's own name had
formerly been Menolik, but he had
been warned by a monk to change it,
otherwise he would suffer great misfor
tune. He should, however, said the
monk, call the son of Ids first born by
the name of Menolik, and the child so
christened would one day be the con
queror of all Ethiopia and the greatest
of her rulers since the days of Menelik
I., son of Solomcn. As soon, therefore,
as the grandson was born lie was
named Menelik. The really curious
thing about this story is that It was
certainly told and retailed by an Italian
traveler some years before Menelik
"conquered Ethiopia" and consolidated
Ids realm. London News.
. i v! in Lis
1 to-i ( f i's
From President C. Stanley Hall's I'.pcech c:i lie
Uy nt the Son", of thu devolution linnqtn t. v
I'll count i y's devlp'!i lit i.t all brain in liidr.-tr,.'
last dec.'t'!'' Is simply wu;:derfiil ri,d cai.iie be parai
tory. Yet these nati-iics jire i.m altogether i-hccriu!
The littfiber of i.fi'spri!.;; a rr.ee produces is the n ;
Tb" temptation of 11. c day is to take out of th- (rii.vllli;!
more than it can bear by the inllatiou of the rgo, the ;i:U a-e pur
suit nl Individualism.
Statistics show that the offspring of native-born j a rents has
steadily decreased In ratio, so that if it: were i;nt for our gi'.a
immigration our population would be diminishing alarmingly.
Excessive development of the Individual beyond a certain p. dm alway,.
means Impairment of the breed.
Looking back to the day'of the Rurltans, is It not true that tlif inhospitable
character of the soil and the tremendous expenditure of vitality i:eeesary to
obtain a living all through these years has overdrawn human energy and
shmted our race, so that the Yankee family is dying out?
A few fenerations ago tannr.es or ten to twelve cnniiron v. ere no; ;.n.
mon. To-day some families have become entirely extinct.
Has not our Nation been spending too much vitality? Is it rizht t,
posterity by intensifying individualism to such an extent? To expem1. s . (
vitality in toll and pleasure as to threaten the race?
There seems to be something In the climate and conditions of Amo
winch "keeps us on our nerves" all the time
j? J5? j?
Appreciate the Uses of Ufe.
By Marsaret Stowc.
TTnTTFITTTT V"0 of the favorite questions that children usually put to ihclr
U U 0 U U O parents are, o nai are e nere iun u ii.y uu vie nn.
trr; 1 XJXJ
tfrance and tlie I'rantit.
Can It be that the lint roasted pea
nut is destined to be to France what
the baked bean is to Roston? Strange
things have been uururthed by the
State Department.' but none stranger
than that the Y'ankee's .pet fruit is
rapidly becoming the Frenchman's per
The American "goober" has already
stormed the French vaudeville theatres
and opera houses, and the latest ad
vices declare that it is successfully
holding the fort against all comer?.
The floors of popular restaurants are
carpeted with the shell, and the walks
in the public grounds are speckled with
Marseilles alone consumed 10,000
bags of the American dainty and loud
ly called for more. The merry note of
the roaster's whistle is beard on the
street corner, and every day is circus
day over there.
It seems, however, that a plebeian
product from Africa is having the
audacity to question America's su
premacy as the peanut country of the
world. It is cheap, this African pea
nut, and on that score it appeals to a
frugal and inciiserhniiiating public.
But cultivated taste declares tuire- j
sorvedly for the American nut, re- i
garuless of expense. Score another tri- i
umph for our glorious institutions!
New York News.
Take care that you give no light answer to tboe questions.
Think well before you speak, for upon your words may hang
the success or failure of your child's future.
I recently overheard a small tot say to another with whom
she had been discussing this subject, "Mother says that we are
here to improve our minds so we will know a lot when wo
That Is quite true, but how about the heart? Don't we need to improve
that, too? We must bo careful not to open the door of the mind so wid'hat
we close the door -of the heart.
Say to your children, "Yes, we arc here to improve our minds only in on.,
that we gain knowledge so as to be of use to our fellow -creatures-, not fellow-'
men alone, but every living creature."
We must cultivate the intellect, but nt the same time unfold the heart
qualities. Don't forget that, for one without the other is like an orchard
Teach your child to be observant, but never unkindly critical. In criti
cising others we are bringing out our own quality of thought. We are show
ing ourselves up ia a kind, strong light or a mean, weak light, as we please.
Our criticisms reflect more on ourselves than on the ones they are mea; tor.
We often hear the expression, "It is tt'.i from one's point of view" ' It is
the quality of thought that each one of us holds that makes tha tiifi'c., ;t in
tiie view Ave take of people and things.
We grown up children should not lose sight of the fact that the unfolding
of the heart. qualities results in kindness of thought, word and deed.
We know that It is just as easy to be kind, to think kindly, and to act
kindly as the reverse and the effect on one's own mind, as well as on the minds
of others, is far more beneficial. It makes life easier and more worth "living.
If we forget this one great essential of character and become impatient
and fault-finding with others we are placing an obstruction in lbs way
Keep your thoughts clear, loving and charitable and you will only s
good in everything. Then you will know what a power good is in the.'
and how much stronger it is than evil, and when you realize that fact
answer those two questions for your children without hesitation, and h.
their turn will be brought up to be a power and help to all around them. -I
Again to the
By Garrett P. Serviss.
KESHSSffiiEesn HE plauet Mars, puzzling as ever, once more demands atten-
"And Bessie Fleming?"
Rhyllis was'getting back a"V .
"A sweet creature," I agrt ?
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i reauy preier utonctes.
'And then there's a whole host of
others that you might have if you
wanted them, loure a catch, you
"I know," said I, wearily. "I sup
pose that accounts for my popularity."
"Oh, no," said Rhyllis, sweetly;
"you're rather nice as well."
"Thanks," I replied, "but with a
score of seventeen, it doesn't seem to
have benefited me greatly. Will it do
me any good to make it eighteen?"
Rhyllis toyed with the corner of the
"Y'ou might do a great deal better,"
said sbe, doprecatiugly.
"Then I don't have to make it
eighteen?" cried I, for once iu my life
"I did not say that, sir," said Rhyl
I don't think I ever saw Rhyllis look
so beautiful, and the odd part of it
was, I couldn't see her eyes, either.
She was staring full into the lire all
the time. If it makes her look that
way, I wish she would look into the
"Rut I do make it eighteen, Rhyl-
The Tenny Sit t'p;
We are ahead of London in some
things, far behind in others. A young
artist, who styles himself a "nature
student," made a study of the slums of
Loudon while abroad recently and
spent a night in what is known as the
"Renuy Sit-Up." His description is
vividly pathetic. This institution is for
men only. It consists mainly of a large
shed, with row after row of benches
having high backs. Tho inmates pay a
penny each, for which sum they have
the privilege of sitting up all night and
sleeping with their heads resting on
their folded arms, which are supported
in turn by the backs of the benches in
front of them. At midnight the place
is crowded almost to suffocation. Each
sitter is allowed sixteen inches cf
bench. It must indeed be horrible to
sleep in that posture night after night.
I do not see how one could obtain any
actual rest or relaxation. As a matter
of fact, there can be no rest without
relaxation. Many persons have a heart
affection that would surely kill them
if they slept in an upright position,
while others suffer from shortness of
breath whenever they lie down. It is a
queer old humanity. New York Rrcss.
tion and will receive it. For who can resist tne attraction
nf n wnrlrt tlmr loo'.is .is if it -were inha tilted.' It would be as
V - ia. t,uw -j- " - S '
easy to withdraw the eyes from a jungle iu which a tiger js
believed to be crouching. i
before midnight, lurid among the white stars nnd slovfcjw grow-
Jng brighter as he approaches his place of oppositioif to the
sun. which lie will reach on the night of the 'JSth of Jlsrcli, j
n-lmn lio will lir. Iocs 1h.ni fiO.000.000 IldlCS ffOUl tllO earth. I
Sixty million miles are not much, as astronomers reckon distances. A pow-f
crful telescope reduces the 00,000,000 to 00,000 at a stroke, and 00,000 milefr q
are but a quarter of the moon's distance. So, for the purposes oi telescopic-v
examination, we shall have Mars four times nearer to us than the moon is.-
Sometimes with the Lick telescope they v.se a magnifying power ol y.; thauj
2000 diameters, which would bring Mars within an apparent dislar s j
than one-eighth of the moon's. Unfortunately our atmosphere is
interrupted I'hyllis, quickly; "do you, lis." said I, soberly.
"I think," said I reflectively, "I added
about two to my own score that day. I
always liked you in white, you know.
"Three," corrected Rhyllis, consulting
"Hold your head that way again.
I said. "What long eyelashes you
have!" Rhyllis deliberately turned the
other way. "Hold it round." I com
manded. "I want to look at It." Rhyl
lis held it round. Rhyllis likes to be
commended at tims. "A rather rretty
mouth, loo," said I. gravely; "and
I took hold of her arm and turned
her round so that she was facing me,
but she still bold her herd down and
I could' see only her eyelashes. .Rhyllis
"And you'll marry me. Rhyllis?" I
whispered. I don't know Whether I
raised my tone interrogatively or not.
I hadn't the same control over my voice
that I had the other seventeen times.
Phyllis looked at me with a funny
little smile. She never will take me
"I suppose this will make a new
your color is also very fair yet. One. climax." snll ?.Lu.
Satire an u I'ower For Good.
A powerful instrument for good
might also lie found in lielion. if we
had among us a new Thackeray, and.
further, if the satire were taken seri
ously, says the Lady's Rictorial. Un
fortunately, however, a novel of to-day
exposing the folies and vices of
"smart" society is read with a chuckle
rather than a sense of Indignation or
contempt, and the result is that its
influence as a social force is scarcely
greater, although less offensive in its
form of application, than that of a
newspaper repcrt of a salacious di
enough, even on Mount Hamilton, to render the view of a planet wTTff so higlJ
a power satisfactorily clear, but, on the other hand, much lower powers wa;
xeveal many wonderful things. ,;f
This time Mars shows v.s his northern hemisphere, and that is a circnm-l
stance calculated to pique curiosity, for when he furnished his great sensations
iu 1802 and 1S91, it was his southern hemisphere that he turned in our direc-.
tion. Ia several respects the northern half of Mars exhibits a striking analogy j
to the corresponding part of the earth. At pressnt, a snow-like whitenes:)
spreads broadly around Mars' north pole, but within tha next month or two
this wintry realm will begin visibly to contract its boundaries, for tk.yr;umner
sun will be rising higher there, as here; and so the two planetsy"; ;arth and!
Mars, like twin performers, keeping step and time upon the stage sbowj
the same change of countenance. Rut Mars' seasons being neair tviee as.
long as ours, the gradual disappearance of bis polar hood will continue long
after the earth has begun to draw on again its 'Arctic nightcap.
As the polar snows of Mars melt away, those strangest mysteries of nil, :
the so-called canals will make their appearance, and perhaps wuiia'I hear .
again of curious lights visible on that other world which some ,v:f 'as will ;
think are actually intended lor signals to us. y
This opposition is the opening of another show-perled for Mars-, as e-,vry?
two years from now until l'JOt) lie will get nearer to the earth. In 1007 and
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Found llliu Out.
"Mind, I was in a strange town, deal
ing with a strange man, ami I tried
not to act strange, and still the fellow
found me out," said tho newly married
man. "My Intended wife and I had a
sentiment about spending our wedding
night in our own home. The honey
moon trip was not to begin till the fol
lowing morning. That required laying
in a stock of provisions for breakfast.
"On the morning of the wedding day
I called at the nearest grocery store
and ordered a supply. There was but
ter and salt and eggs and sugar and
well, everybody knows the string!
Understand, 1 did everything a bride
groom is net expec'cl to do to throw
the fellow oC thi 1 ordered
things offhand, not fron
paper, but from memorj
the pretty cashier an-d ;,
out of a barrel as if 1 had ;
the place, like the store c". .
thing conceivable I did and thJu,
1 had the grocer completely foolt.a
when, on handing me the packages, h(
"Well, sir, I hope you'll ve u J
trade when you get s '
York Times. !
Ox tail soup, now regrrded as a a
tlonal Kuglish dish, was iirst made by
the very -poor Huguenot refugees fro::
France aftc-r tur revocation of th
edict of Nauio?, because oxtail:, tha
had no market v ...