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If l..t wrr not. tha wlldlns ma
Weind In Ita lefy heart tnrloae
No chalk of perfume;
Fijr m.w roink. In glen, er grot.
No Mrd would build. If lova wer not.
No rl'twer complacent bloom.
The aunaet cloud would loa their dyea.
The, tlxl't would fad from beouty a eyes.
Tha atari their flres consume.
And something mM from hall and cot
Would leav the world. If lova were not,
A wilderness of lwml
Florence Earl Costes,
Th Hon. Lre Gleason of Delhi.
eM helper of Sprite Clerk Whipple
and dispenser in chief of Republican
spellbinder In New York, had in bit
budget of Delaware county wonders
on his last visit t j th Amen Comer
t the Fifth Avenue hotel nothing
that he thought ao much of i th
rewg of the cutting down along th
headwater of the Delaware ome
where of willow tree eight feet In
diameter which bad gone hollow at
the butt and stood aa tsenac to ail
who might pass that way.
"And the wonder of that tree was,"
aid tie. "that it had grown from a
stick a raftman cut sixty year ago
from a willow tree fifty miles down
the river and used ai a cane to aid
blm on hia homeward trip to Dela
ware county on foot, and which on
tia arrival there, he stuck In the rich,
oft aoil on the margin of the river.
"There, as it la well known that
willow cutting will do, it took root
and thrived and became the mammoth
tree cow no more. Next to Billy Deary
the wlilow tree beats all for catching
on and 1014x103," added th Hon.
"Don't I know It?" remarked Col
Jim Jones, In mournful memory of
whom the fishes at the Aquarium
still keep the water salt with their
tears. "Dont I know it? And th
tannin In willows! It would knock
hemlock out of the market for making
leather. It there was only enough wil
lows, Let me tell you something .
"There were pickerel in a marshy
pond up In old Steuben and frogs!
My. my! what frogs.
"But the biggest of these big frogs
lived in collection of slosby bogs
where it was impossible for anyone to
get at them, much to the aggravation
of all who went trussing in that pond,
and particularly to Uncle Si Stevens,
a robust and honest citizen who lived
near one side of the pond and loved
to gather frogs.
"One day he caught a pollywog of
amazing size, which was Just putting
on the finishing touches to make it a
full frog, and somehow the idea struck
him to take it home and see what It
would develop into. He put it In his
spring, and as it grew he made a pet
"It got so It knew SI as well as If
he was a frog, too, and Si found that
be could teach it tricks. It under
stood everything Uncle Si said, and
used to go witb blm to the pond when
be went flogging, hopping along at
his side like a kangaroo.
"L'ncle Si used la his frog fishing a
piece of red flannel tied to a hook,
and his pet frog would sit and watch
him flit it under the noses of wild
frogs and split Its mouth from shoul
der to shoulder when Si would haul
one in. Just as if it was laughing at
"One day the frogs out on those
awampy bogs bad been more aggra
vating than river, snd Cncle Bl and bli
t't frog had mad things blue around
there, in the afternoon Juab us SI
had named (he frog Joahua seemed
to be keeping up an unusual tot of
thinking about something or other.
"Suddenly he wad a break for the
woodahed. where l'ncle Bl always
kept his lines and books with flannel
on 'cm. Joshua went, humping lute;
the shed, and pretty sous came bump
ing out again.
"He had one of Si's lines wound
around his body. Just Ik-low bis fore
J ' m. I i. a?
SJ found that ris could Uach It tricks.
lig, with a fiHit or ao streaming out
b-h led, that fiid having the hook and
the red flsuuvl ou it. II went bounc
ing along 3owu to the poud Ilk a
rubber bli fired out of raunon,
ou!id In and struck out for the
aampy lart where tbi Llg and saaay
"W ,vw e"f "e-f T"? ;vf
,Mvi vC' rv4.'
Or OLD JTZZZ&V
frogs lived, and where no man could
get, while Uncle Si Junt stood and
stared after him with bulging eye
and open mouth.
"'Joshua's gone craiyf said he.
The strain has been too much for
Joshua, and he's lost his mind!'
"And that's the way It looked, too.
but It wasn't ao. as Uncle 81 discov
ered when Joshua came sailing back
by and by. having In tow a frog al
most as big as himself with the flan
nel baited hook in its jaw!
"Joshua bad made up bis mind that
he'd had about enough of the sass of
those frogs out In the swamp, and had
rigged himself up with a hook and
' II: .' '
Stumping around the place first rate,
line, swum out and Dashed the flannel
under the noses of some of 'em.
booked one and lugged It home. He
brought in twenty-nine that after
noon. "There were pickerel in that pond,
1 think I told you. I should say there
"One day Joshua was returning
from a frogglng excursion to the
swamp, fetching In a prize, and when
It was half way home Uncle Si saw a
big splaah in the water in tils wake,
and saw Joshua give a tremendous
hump to himself. He came right on,
though, and landed bis catch; but his
left leg was off at the knee.
"One of those pickerel had fastened
on as much of Joshua as it could get
into its mouth and took it along.
"Uncle 81 was a handy man, and as
soon as he saw what ailed Joshua h
cut a stick off of a tree and fastened
It on to the frog as a wooden leg, Th
wound healed up, the skin grew down
over the wooden log, and in a few
day Joshua was stumping around the
place first rate.
"Ills swimming days wer over,
though, and with them his usefulness
as a frog catcher was gone, although,
unfortunately. Joshua did not think
so himself, and one day Unci SI al
most fi ll In a taint when be saw that
frog seated on a big slab and paddling
over toward the awamp. bis frog
tackle with him, and bli wooden leg
sticking out In front of him Ilk a
veteran of the wars."
"'Somethttt' will happen to that tin
compromlsin' frog ylt, sure aa scllln'
hens!' said Uncle SI, soon as he could
catch his breath.
"Its was right. Day after day for a
week Uncle SI gazed out over th
pond toward the awamp, watching1 for
Joshua, but Joshua neer came back.
"'1 hnowed them aggravatln' frogs
over there was p'laon mean,' said Un
cle 81, at last, 'but who'd V thuok
they'd 'a' took advantage of a cripple r
"Years paaaed. There came a time
when II was to the advantage of that
part of old Steuben that Uncle Si's
pond should be drslned, and It was.
"The awamps bogs became dry land
and were covered with a elce growth
of timber. One day Uncle SI was
tramping through it, and he saw a
tree with a funny looking objoct near
"Curious to know what It could he,
be chopped the tree down. Word
can't express the aatonlabroeut of
Unci SI wben be discovered that th
Strang olivet waa th akin of a tre
mendous frog, one leg of which was
ft to snd part of the tup of a branch
of th tree.
"Uncle SI was puzzled, but the min
ute It came to blm that the tree wss
a willow and that It had been a wil
low tree from which h'i cut th wood
en leg for Joahua year before, all waa
"'It's loat Joahua,' said be, 'and hi
"And so It was. The poor frog had
got stuch by bis wooden leg in th
. I fin
mlr of th. swamp that day he pad
dled over to rexnme his frogg'ng. He
ron hi n't extrlrate blmaelf, snd ther
he died. ,
"The willow cutting had taken root
there, of course, and bad grown with
(he year, lifting Joahua along with It.
and preserving his skin with th tan'
nin In Its sap. Uncle SI had thought
the world of Joshua while alive, and
ao I always thought It was queer the
nae he put the skin to after he took
it homo. He sewed up the mouth and
used the skin for a teed bag for
"Wonderful, wonderful, how willow
will take root and thrive) Simply
The Hon. I.afe Cleason couldnt
deny It, and Col. Ed Oilmore, seeing
there was a frog In Col. Jones's throat,
sent Sharkey, the proud waiter, with
a wireless message to Jimmy Cray at
the high ball refectory. New York
"What's the matter?" demanded the
tran, stopping to look at two little
boys who were diligentiy searching
"Lost It," mumbled one of the oj,
without looking up.
"Ah," said the man,' with Interest,
and dropped on his knees. He rooted
about a while and looked up.
"What was It you lost?" he asked.
"I'm m-m m-m." replied one of the
Dy this time half a dozen men, two
more boys, and a dog bad Joined In
the search, and the crowd was begin
ning to thicken. Also the excitement
grew, and the throng caused a street
railway motorman to have nervous
frenzle and to take it out of his gong.
At last the first seeker for the lost
grabbed the boy who seemed most
interested and set him on his feet.
"Here, you," he commanded, "tell
us what's lost Do you hear?" he
shook the boy nntil he wept tears of
anger, and wiped them from his eyes
with a dirty paw.
"I lost a cent," he wailed. "Lemme
lone, you stiff, will yuh? It's tny cent,
Then the crowd Quietly melted.
King topcld's 175.000 Rug.
"King Leopold of Belgium owes on
rug that cost a comfortable fortune in
Itself," said J. F. Caldwell, who rep
resents an Eastern carpet manufac
tory. "I have seen the rug. and it Is
a beauty. King Leopold paid 15.
000. or $75,000. for It, I saw the rug
wben It was on exhibition In Vienna.
It was made In the Orient, and is
hand tufted. Its age Is Its principal
value, and It has been under the feet
of royalty for probably a century. The
tug is very large, measuring probably
CO by 75 feet
"Few rugs like that come to Ameri
ca, tbouch the millionaire frequently
pay as much as tS.OoO or G,tn fur
some. Kew carpets are Imported, as
they can be made much better by ma
chinery than by hand, and America
(xcels in all machine made goo.!.
I .arse numbers of handmade rugs,
however, are Imported every year frora
Turkey, I'ersla, Arabia and all parts
01 the Orient. We have no labor cap
able of competing with their rugs."
The Woman Across the Sea.
O, hw lia red and bur akin was
TMb woman arrow the aea:
An! br liHir a r!Mm!na-. anble crowa,
1 hla woman Bi-rona th
And tt luvvd a maa, aye, ala lovvd a
Aa only a tru M(a;i ran.
liut th frown of fate wa on hr plan,
Thia woman serona th aea.
O. th daya were Ion that ha called bar
Thla woman aoroa tha sea;
And ahe lncd the dnut at hia very feet.
1 hia woman ai-rMia the a:
For hia akin waa fair and t.ia area wr
And lie laughed In hia carelcaa. soldiery
And mid her taU-. aa aoldiera may,
1 hia wuirufcn atroaa lha aea.
No prleet eama there to bteaa her love.
Thla woman it-hiw th a-a :
ghe thought httn true aa the stars above,
Thia woman arroaa the aea;
rtut ha went awnr and ah waited Ion,
And crooned to hta rlilld a mot hcrr-eons.
And worked snd tolled and I'tuuani uit
Thla wuitian scroea th sea;
O. th man ah loved forg-ot her nam,
Thla woman arra the a-;
fot sot her far. lorRot her ahame,
1 Foa woman arroaa lha ava;
Tut i mated wltb una uf his falr-fard
Ilea bound to her with tlea that Mn1
j ti laughs at the una thai h left be
hind. Thia woman arroaa tha aea
Hubert V. L'arr. in HI. I'aul Dlit. h.
Work on Slmplon Tunnel.
The Jungfrau boring, which may
fairly be said to rival th Slmplon tun
nel, I approaching completion. In.
this case, however, the boring is up.
Instead of through the mountain. A
height of 3.100 yards has already been
reached, and there still remains lut
720 yards to bore The aim Is to get.
by a funicular line, to the Mer de
Glace, which offers one of the finest
panoramas of scenery in the world.
The boring, which will be the highest
In Europe, will be finished In time for
the railway to be opened at the end
of 1S0S. Contrary to medical anticipa
tions, the men enjoy splendid health
working at the present great eleva
tion. A Great Organization.
Here is a summary of the Salvation
army operations on the social side:
Ther are IsO food shelter depots,
with accommodation for 11.504, and
no fewer than 4.573.000 beds hav
been provided during th last year.
There are seventeen prlaongats
hoinea, with accommodation for 12 ti,
and 2.000 satisfactory caaes have been
paased through them during (be laxt
twelve months. There are U rescue
homes accommodating 1.719, and 5.700
sstlsfsrtory reaea have been paaaed
through, whit tb eighteen land col
onies contain 29,213 acres, and gtv
temporary employment to ft7.0oo mn.
UP ON FOREIGN RELATIONS,
Congressman Hltt Said to B Bast In.
formsd Man In Country.
Congressman Tlobert R. Hltt cf
Mount Morris. Illinois, la believed la
be the beat Informed man In th coun
try regarding the government's for
eign relations. Secretaries Hay and
Adee may know more about diplomat
ic niceties, but Hobwt Hltt bad a long
career In the foreign service of this
nation, la a Ituftilst wnd the best read
man In congress. His home on K
street. Washington, la a wonder shop
of rare book and manuscripts. Not
an Incident has occurred In th his
tory or the United Slates that he can
not clarify by producing original in
formation concerning It. He began
hia career as a reporter la Chicago
and distinguished himself by taking In
stenography the debates between
Douglas and IJncoln. When Lincoln
was elected he wss sent abroad aa a
Secretary of legation.
DEAN OF CONSULS IN CHINA.
The dean of the foreism consuls at
JhangbaJ la John Good now, the Amer
ican consul general. In the whole of
China he is the man of greatest con
sular power. He Is presiding Judge of
the court of consuls. Mr. Goodnew
is a Hoosier who grew up in Minne
apolis, is a university graduate and
has been a chemist and a merchant
He was appointed by President Mc
Klnley early In his first term.
Famous Austrian Beauty Coming.
Misa Duct Von Kuranda, the noted
Austro-Hungarian beauty, whose love
liness has been extolled by many trav
elers, will visit this country next win
ter. She Is but 18 years old. and al
ready Is famed all over Europe, being
especially popular among American
naval officers who have called at Adri
atic ports. Her father Is confidential
adviser to Emperor Francis Joseph.
consul general for Servla. and director
general of a largo steamship company.
The young woman Is said to have a
wonderful contralto voice, and ha
often aune in charitable entertain
ments. She is also famous for her
gowns, which are always the marvel
of the aeaaon. Miss Voa K uracils
leai -Auinnal Talea lining
t tilted Slate Torpedo float l"etmyr Chauncay.
American warship yrhich figure In 4 Ispstch from Shanghai, China, and
United Stat naval officer In command thr.
!-s ks perfect Engllab; Indeed, th
life of the family Is said to be strictly
American in character.
Favor Woman Lsttsr Carrier,
Women letter carriers are deemed
almost a newt-salty by 1'oat master John
McKsy of lies Moines. Iowa, who ha
made a recommendation to the depart
meat at Washington favoring the re
moval of th ban that now limit the
civil service examination for letter
carriers to males. "Wben you send a
woman on an errand." ha says, "ah
will return In hair th time that a
man will. She doe not atop to loiter.
We find them egual and even superior
to men In the money order, stamp and
other dv!slons and I favor giving
them a trial la the delivery section."
Oldtst West Point Graduate
Gen. Herman Haupt, now In his
eighty-eighth year, is th otd&et living
graduate of Weal Point, having been
appointed at the age of 11 by Andrew
Jackson, lis, had entire charge of all
the military railroads of the federal
government In the civil war. and In
twelve hours was promoted by Stan
ton from plain Mr. Haupt to Brigadier
General Haupt, beating all records.
He haa thirty five grandchildren and
his family connection number sixty
one. Picturai Not a Necessity.
Molll Klllot Seawell, the authoress,
must psy duty on several pictures
which ah brought bark with her from
her last trip to Europe. Mlaa Seawall
claimed free eutry for the pictures on
the ground that tbey were article
necessary for her well being and com
fort on the Journey, but the board of
general appraisers decided that they
wer not Included in this category.
BISMARCK AND THE KAItER.
tory Has It That Last Words Es
changed Wars In English,
T. r. O'Connor's London weekly, M.
A. r., lesms "from an old diplomat"
that th last words of the last Inter
view between the German emperor
and the late I'rlnce tllamarck were
spoken In English. Wben the rupture
between tht two appeared to be final
the Iron chancellor went to the palace
to resign hia seals of office. The su
preme moment arrived and the chan
cellor thought that by tact and con
summate diplomacy be might even yet
succeed in bending "that young man"
as he afterward bitterly called blm
to bis Iron will. Th aovtrelgn and
his minister had, of course, conversed
in German. Hut when all was over
Bismarck said in a changed voice
and In English: "Then I am in your
way, sir?' And the German emperor
answered in one word: "Yes."
RECALLS ASTOR PLACE RIOTS.
First Battl In Which Can, Dsnicl E.
Sickles Was Engaged.
One of the moat Interesting figures
In New York Is that of Gen. Daniel E.
Sickles, the venerable one-legged hero
of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville.
He cannot be persuaded to talk about
the civil war, but occasionally will
tell about his first battle, which waa
the Astor place riots In 1H9. He was
a young buck in those days and he
had apartments rlose to the soene of
tb trouble, which was occasioned by
th rivalry between the English trage
dian, Macready, and the American,
Edwin Forrest. Sickle llkea to talk
about the theater and he Is occasion
ally seen around at first Bights. He
remembers Tattl when ahe was 14
years old, and he heard Jenny IJnd
when Ilarnum managed her concert
tour in this country fifty-four years
Will Visit Son's Grave.
Ixird and iJidy Roberts are to go
to south Africa this fall, one of the
primary objects of their Journey be
ing to visit the grave of their only
son. who was killed In Natal during
the Doer war and buried on the battle
field. Hi death was t.ue to an act of
bravery, such as led many English
officers to death, and. perhaps, gain
the Victoria cross, which has coat the
lives of so many Drltlsh officers.
Lieut. Roberts fell while trying to save
some guns which itullcr had lost In
one of hia many defeats. The young
man never knew that he had won the
most coveted English honor, but
Queen Victoria gsve the simple Utile
crocs tj his mother with her own
Coincidence In Nomination.
It may surprise a good many of the
younger American citizens to learn
that, there waa a InivIs and I'arker
presidential ticket In thla country thirty-two
years lefi.re the present re
verse combination appeared. In 1ST!
David Davis of Illinois waa nominated
for President by what waa called th
labor reform party, which held Its rin
ventlon la Columbus. O. Ills running
mate waa Gov. Joel I'arker of Con
necticut. That waa tb year when
the Democrat lc national convention
failed lo formulate a platform of It
own, but adopted the platform of the
liberal Republican and chose as It
presidential candidate Horace urecley.
Senator Knew HI People.
Juat befor hi first election to th
United Slates senate the late Senator
Vt went to a raucus of Mlaaourlans
wltb votes. Following a competitor
who had talked three mortal hours.
Vest spoke for three minutes, con
cluding with these words: "As, for
myself. I hav to say. with the full
knowledge that tbe pledge I now
make will Influence your vote to-morrow,
that If I am elected to In Untied
States senate during myentlre term I
shall draw my pay regularly Ilk a
gentleman aud spend It like a thor
oughbred." He wss elected and
served tbe state for twenty-four
Japan' Low Death Rat.
Clarence I-tidlow Drownell, la his
recently published book on Japan, aays
that the death tale for children la
lower in Japan than It I In Europe
and America. This Is as It should be
In a country where tbe houses are off
the ground a foot or two and have no
cellars and the air inside Is aa fresh
as It Is out; where, too. In such place
at leaat as Toklo, every on bathes
and has a good scrubbing vry day.
From IUO.Oimj to l.Ooo.Mto persons go
to the public baths of the cspltal dally
and there are tens of thousands of pri
vat bath besides
i lit o f?s5Sz-i
the pure food
laws of all
it is free from
Truat rUking Powders
ell for it or 10 orata per
pound sad suay be Iden li
ned by thia ethorbiiaal
prlou. They are a no.
M to public biMUlb., a
food prepared from them
roataltaa lara-a quaaUtle
Cf Rochelle aalu. a da
fferoqa cathartic drue.
Why Immigrants WaiL
The steerage rate from Europe to
this country bas been cut to 17.50. but
still the Immigrants are hanelnc back.
probably for a trading stamp ioduce
More Flexible and Lasting,
won't shake out or blow i.ul, by using
liertanr ttart-h you ftlaln better re-
. . . I r . Hem nj,al I . t m altk nv AthAP
brand and one-third, more tor same
The telephone airl mar be flirt v.
and yet somehow or other she rings
fTT f" eP,A eta
r I -r rHlil1Wl.iHHulw
i B. Jkajtf a. UA, . e- 1 tTTs
A good day's work Is generally
worth a mouth of pMyslcal culture.
No chromo or cheap premiums, bst
a letter quality nd on-tnlrt more
cf Ifcrnane- trrh fur lb earn prU
of other etauhee.
riai'kCMn la the beat Biealletb a ever tewd
for ail aSoelluct ct tbe throat au) Suna-v- VTak
U. l-.aUal.IV. YaJtlxiren. lud . f 'U IU. te"X
Parkar-Davia Ticket 1872.
. Il may surprise a good many of the
younger American c It lien to l-ro
that there was a Davis and Parker
prenliientlsl ticket In this country thir
ty two year before the present re
verse combination appeared. In 1&73
Iavlit DavU of Illinois wax tinruluated
for president by what was called th
l-alor Reform parly, wMrh held Its
convention In Columbus, o. Ills run
ning mate wss tSovernor Joel I'arker,
of Conner! lent. That was the year
when the Democrat ic national conven
tion chose as Its presidential coodi
dato Horace Greeley.
Thrifty Caorg Could.
It Is believed that tieorge (joulj ha
about doubled the value of the prop
erty left t by his father. The tatter's
dying Injunction wss. "George, look
after your brothers and siaiera," fend
th dutiful son baa faithfully remem
In' re J his father's words. Gould con
trols about 16 mm mil.- of railroad,
counting tbe Western I'scinc. which
one of his New York director recent
ly admitted constitutes the Western
liuk of the transcontinental system.
It la said that In the prm-lncta ol
Westminster Abl-ey th fingerplate of
a rtor la covered with leather mad
from Tniman skin, but the story Is not
baaed tilt anything firmer than tra
dition. Hook do not exlat, however,
bound In human akin.
W Are Alt In the Apprentice CI.
When a aluipl chacg of diet
brings back health aud bapplncs th
s'.ury I briefly told. A lady of
Fprtngfleld. 111., aays: "After belug
afflicted for year with nervousness
aud heart trouble, 1 received abock
tour ynars ago that left sue la such
a condition that my lire waa despaired
of. I could get no relief from doctors
tor from the numbwiieas heart aud
nt rve medicine I tried because I
didn't know that tb coffee was dally
putting ma back more than th Dr.
could put ni ahead.
"Finally at tb r eg neat of a friend I
left 08 coffue and began the use uf
I'ostum and against my convictions I
gradually Improved In health until fur
th past or 8 months I have been
entirely free from nervouaneas and
those terrible slnklrg, weakening
spells of heart trouble,
"My Iron hies all ranie from the use
of coffee which I bad drunk frora
childhood and yet they diaapeared
when I quit coffee and took up th
use of f'oetum." Name given by
l'oatuut Co.. llattle Creek. MU h.
Many peopln marvel al the effect
of leaving off coffee and drinking
I'ostum but there la nothing marvel
ous about It only common sense.
Coffee is a destroyer I'cwtum Is a
r builder. That's the reason.
l.ook In li (k ar- for the famous
tuU book, "The lld lo WU villa,