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Jackson sTrwg lusbami and his
plea was hauKht...j: (granted. They
danced, and she danced divinely. Tho
music and the motion made his blood
surge. After a time he saw his hostess
once more unclaimed. This time she
did not send him to her husband.
They were barely on the floor before
her husband came to them. In curt
Spanish tho wife was ordered to her
room and Jackson was left standing
thunderstruck. A merry laugh, all the
merrier for being discreetly subdued,
brought him around upon Senorita
Blolse Arden, one of the few girls to
whom he had been introduced.
"Is that one of the customs of this
lovely land of yours?" he demanded.
nut a man dance with another
unless She husband first grants
Ion," she murmured.
Hut you see 1 know so little.
to-day 1 met a procession in the
it. All who met it bared their
id crossed themselves, but I
iow what It meant."
it a funeral, Senor?"
No; there was no cof-
pooji ,-E bear their
vaults in nammocKs.
an afford it they rent a
d. A coffin. Here was
that the spickerty
med the senorita
ilckllme on them when
Would you like to
prlertt mounted his donkev.
strode at hla side. Could
thing reallyje? Human bodies
to ihe vuJAures. Hut tbey UBe
fand 'h am a Roman cltt-
ib up and look over
the father checked
Sat pointing toward a
ire. Jackson went
jund foot-hold and
ave you bit upon a
?" Mr. Blackwell
eyeB peered curious
In to hi
Jr; I And
fcn see Its
?o? I am
e as the rose. In trnlwt is
nigh impossible even to Imagine
a time when there were no roses; for
the real origin of the rose, like that
of the wheat of lusty strength, lies
beyond the mists which veil the dawn
of the Aryan race. As the rose la a
factor in human history, so has It
been given speech significant in the
recorded flower language. The niuak
rose whispers, "Come to me at even
ing," and means "capricious love."
The maiden s-blush rose, well hid In
green, says, 'If you love me, you will
find it out." The mossrosebud mur
murs, "I must confess." The long
thorned Carolinian blossom cries,
"Dangerous is love." The clustered
white bridal rose breathes, "Happy
love." The eglantine, rose of sorrow,
bending to the wind and drooping its
leaves like tears, whispers, "I wound!
to heal," and the golden Persian rose
of evil scent fitly calls, "Ueware my1
jealousy." The Circle.
French Foe of Race Suicide.
In the French senate there la a man
who has forced the general gjovern.
ment to begin subsidizing large fam
ilies. This Is Senator Edme Plot. Sou
of a Hurgundian family so poor that
he was kept from school to work in
the fleldB, he broke stone on the high
ways and worked over all France as a
navvy; bnt as early as 1854 he was
taking .mall contracts on his own a
count and he Anally became the great
est of all French railway contractors.
Hecoming very rich. Senator Plot Ims
made himself famous through all Bur
gundy by a special kind of liberality
the financial authority on depopula
tion; president of the senate commit
tee relative to subsidies which the
law alreudy permits to be granted to
communes for distribution to fami
lies of five or more, and author and
untiring advocate of a bill for the suli
ventioning of every mother at the
time an addition is made to the poim
Ants Tenacious of Life.
Ants are really very long lived, Con-
erlug their minuteness. A nataral
hjtl two queens under observation
n years and one of Sir John
it' unt pets lived into her fit
year. Ants are very tenacious
fter severe Injury. Follswlni.'
le entire abdomen they book
e two weeks and in one ease
a headless ant, carefully decapitated
by aservtlc surgery, lived for 41 days
A carnenter ant after being submerged
eight days In distilled water came to
life upon being dried, so that they are
practlcalbv proof against drowning.
They cfli live long periods ' without
food; in one caae the fast lasted near
ly nine months.
World's Coal Consumption.
The total consumption of coal in the
world I considerably over 50,000 tonB
tin hotii Of this great quantity about
12,500 tens is required to heat tho
boilers ostatlonary, marlne-and rail
road engWes. The production of pig
Iron consumes over 6,000 tons an
hour. The Average hourly consump
tlon of coal Sn households is coasld
ered to be aboVt io.000 tons
Joineries Under the Sea.
At Cape Breton there are Immense
-ollcrles being worked under the
icean. These submarine mines cover
i thousand acres, and are being In
creased steadily. The mines are en
tered at the shore, and the operators
follow the vein beneath the water for
more than a mile. It might be ex
pected that tho weight of the water
would force its way Into the mine.
The bed of the ocean Is as tight as
i cement cistern. A sort of fireclay
lines the submarine roof of the mine,
ind the sediment above Is held in
place and packed down by the water
ircssure until thel-e is not a crevice
ior a drop of water from overhead.
Responsibilities of Officers and Di
rectors. Evidently President KlngBley of the
New York Life Insurance company
has learned the great lesson of, the
times with respect to the responsibil
ity and duty of directors of corpora
tions. Speaking to the new board of
trustees, on the occasion of his elec
tion to the presidency, he emphasized
the fact that "life Insurance Is more
than a private business, that life In
surance trustees are public servants,
charged at once with the obligations
of public service and with the respon
sibilities that attach to a going busi
ness which at the same time must be
administered as a trust."
He also realizes that similar resiion
jibllities reBt upon the officers of the
company. "1 understand," he says,
'your anxiety In selecting the men
who are day by day to carry this bur
len for you, who are to discharge this
trust In your behalf, who are to ad
minister for the benefit of the people
Involved the multitudinous and exact
ing details to which It Is impossible
for you to give personal attention. My
long connection with the New York
Life covering nearly twenty years
my service in about every branch of
the company's working organization,
Sites me, as I believe, a profound ap
preciation, not merely of the heavy
burden you have placed on my shoul
jerR, but of the standards of efficiency,
the standards of faith, the standards
of Integrity, which must be main
tained ut all times by the man wb.o
serves you and the policyholder In
this high office." .
Best of all, perhaps, he f els that
words are ch ,.ap,ji,ijd that the public
111 TiPsat relied with nothing short or
performance. "My thanks, therefore,'
he continues, "for an honor which out
ranks any distinction within the reach
of my ambition, cannot be expressed
In words; they must be read out of
the record I make day by day."
One Point of View.
It was the desire of a teacher in a
negro school to impress upon the
minds of the youths the benefits de
rived at Tuskegee and other seats of
learning for the ambitious negro. One
day, In closing a brilliant discourse on
this subject, in which Hooker T. Wash
ington was set forth as a criterion,
she said to one little boy who had evi
dently heard not a word of her talk:
"Now 'Rastus, give the name of the
The answer was surprisingly fortb
coming "Joe Cans!"
The Psychological Moment.
The fact that Priam was closeteo
with the adjuster did not prevent Cas
sandra from dropping in to say that
she had told him jiiRt how It would be.
"She was all 1 saved," murmured
the burnt-out monarch. Jerking his
thumb at the retiring prophetess.
"Say no more," rejoined the other.
"We'll call the loss total, and If I could
make It any more than that, old man,
I'd do it, under the circumstances."
This Incident showB the value of a
word spoken at the right time. Puck
Were He a Bird.
With an ugly sneer he tossed aside
the bread which she had rnauo with
her own hands.
"If 1 were only an ostrich" he be
gan. Hut the young woman cut him
"Yes, if you only were," she
snapped, "then 1 light get at leaBt
a few decent feathers for that old haf
I've worn since my wedding day."
COULDN'T KEEP IT.
Kept It Hid from the Children.
"We cannot keep Grape-Nuts food in
the house. It goes so fast I have to
bide it, becauae the children love It so.
It is Just the food I have been looking
for ever so long; something that 1 do
not have to stop to prepare and still is
Grape-Nuts is the most scientifically
nado food on the market. It Is per
fectly and completely cooked at the
factory and can be served at an in
fant's notice, either with rich cold
ream, or with hot milk If a hot dish
a desired. When milk or water 1b
used, a little sugar should be added,
but when cold cream is used alone
;he natural grape-sugar, which can be
en glistening on the granules, is suf
1 lentlt- sweet to satisfy the palate.
Tliis grape-sugar la not poured over
lie granules, as snmo people think,
nit exudes from tiu- granules In the
iiocesa of manufacture, when the
larch of the grains Is changed from
darch to grape-sugar by the process
of manufacture. This, In effect, is the
first act of digestion ; therefore, Grape
Nuts food Is pre-dlgested and la most
perfectly assimilated by the very
weakest stomach. "There's a Rea
son." Made at the pure food factories of
the Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Read the little health classic, "The
Road to Wellvllle," in pkga.
IRISH CHURCH BELLS
EARLIEST ONE8 WEIGHED
ONLY A FEW OUNCES.
First Adopted About the Time of St
Patrick In the Fifth Century
Were Made of Ham
It was about the time of St. Pat
rick, in the fifth century, that bells
began to be adopted In the Christian
church, though their use In other di
rections was long anterior to Chris
tlanlty, as Mr. Layard records having
found some In the palace of Nlmrod.
The first Christian bells, like St. Pat
rick's, weighed only a few ounces, and
from that they gradually Increased
till the greatest weight was reached
at Moscow with 108 tons of beautiful
ly enriched work, a strange contrast
to humble "Clog-an-eadhaehta Petra
Ic," or "bell of Patrick's well," some
times referred to as the bell of Ar
magh, with Its diminutive dimensions
of six inches deep, made of thin sheets
of hammered iron, bent Into a four
sided form, fastened with rivets and
brazed or bronzed. This bell Is at
once the most authentic and the old
est Irish relic of Christian metal work
that has descended to us, and Is men
tloned In the "Annals" under the date
Such as this were the bells of the
early apostles of Ireland, but the ag
was a progressive one, and advancing
art soon claimed the bells to work on
and the hammered iron gave way tc
bronze castings, more skillful work
nanship and to more perfect reson
ance. We are fortunate enough to
have on loan the finest example In
the Bangor bell of what the craft ol
bell making had advanced to by the
time the tenth century had dawned
For 500 years the Iron bell of Patrick
had done Its duty, and now it had tc
be laid by.
The same story applies to many
other famous bells of Ireland and
their shrines, but the church loved
;! . ancient bells, and their asBocla-
( Hons rendered them most precious
relics. They must be preserved, and
the far famous gold workers of Ire
land came to the rescue and brought
the national art, then in the zenith of
its perfection, to bear on the "cases"
to hold them called "shrines" and by
far the most beautiful of all was that
for the bell of the great patron saint
The early church builders and
artificers of Ireland were skillful and
bold and fearless In their, creations;
with an Independence of thought, they
struck out original lines to work on.
We see it in the stone-roofed
churches, the stately round towers,
the great crosses a model of one. the
finest crosB on earth, stands near the
case containing the bells and by the
preservation of the bells themselves
we see In the reliquaries or shrine?
another master thought, repeated no
where else, and these remain a purely
Irish characteristic. A few found
resting place In Scotland, but a, great
authority says "they are attributed tt
Irish saints, and we naturally turn tc
Ireland In search of the parent
The "shrine" was made to inclose
the rude Iron bell. This fine example
of the goldsmith's work must have
heen executed between the years 109)
and 1105, when Donell McAuley
whose name Is given in the inscrip
tlon, filled the see of Armagh. Th
shrine Is made of brass, on which th
ornamented parts are fastened dowr
with rivets. The front is adorned wjb
sliver Iff! hHai mi knot woritir
golden filigree. The Bilver work If
partly covered with scrolls, some In
alto-relievo and some In bas-relief. If
is also decorated with gems and erys
tals, and on the sides are animal
forms, elongated and twisted Into In
terlaced scrolls. Since the orlgina'
shrine was made, in 1091, it has nevei
been lost sight of, bin has been hand
ed down from custodian to custodian
generally of the samo family.
A PHILADELPHIA IDEA.
How an Ingenious Student Avoided a
A certain student at the Central
high school hit upon a brilliant idea
to escape punishment for lateness. It
Is an established rule at i lie institu
tion to detain all pupils one hour aftei
regular dismissal for each case of
lateness, and If the same student 1?
late three times in one month he it
liable to suspension for one day, un
less he Is able to furnish a leasonable
excuse. A suspension caries with it
a forfeiture of exemptions in four and
sometimes five studies. The student
In question, through some unavolda
ble delay, waB late , twice in on
month. While going to school one
morning, the car In which he rude wat
held up for about 15 minutes at Wash
Ington avenue by the freight trains
Fearing suspension through Ills chron
Ic lateness the student tore a leal
from his notebook and asked h!s fel
low passengers to affix their signa
tures to a note which declared that
he was detained by the railroad cars.
He arrived at school several minutes
late, but on presentation of bis note,
signed with 20 names, he was excused
by the professoi'B.Philadelphla Rec
ord. Plenty to Say.
Hilton My wife la a matter oflact
woman. She only ipeaka her mind.
Chilton So doea, mine, but ahe
changes her mind so often that it
keeps ber talking an the time.
WHERE DOCTORS FAILED.
An Interesting Case from 8alem, the
Capital of Oregon.
F. A. Sutton, R. F. D. No. 4, Salem
Oregon, says: "Acute attacks of kid
ney disease and
rheumatism laid me
up off and on for
ten years. Awful
pains started from
the kidneys and
through my limbs.
I sought the best
but In vain, and
when I began using
Doan's Kidney Pills
I was walking with two canes and suf
fering continual pains, headaches and
sleepless nights. I Improved quickly
and after taking three boxes felt bet
ter than I had for 15 years. The ef
fects have been lasting."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a bo
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
WHY SHE WA8 THANKFUL.
Little One Had Reason to Approve
Of the sisters of a well-known New
York family one Is married. She hae
one little girl greatly petted by all the
aunts and subject to much advice
from all of them. Of this last the lit
tle lady sometimes wearies, which
weariness on a certain occasion made
Itself shown In the following reply
from her small ladyship:
Said one aunt: "If you were my
child I should have you do thus and
thus." Said another aunt: "Were you
my child I would do so and so." The
remaining aunt made a similar re
mark. The little lady thought It high time
to express her own feelings. "But I
have." she said, "always been so
thankful that papa married the sister
ALMOST A SOLID SORE.
Skin Disease from Birth Fortune
Spent on Her Without Benefit
Cured Her with Cutlcura.
"I have a cousin in Rockingham Co.
who once had a skin disease from her
birth until she was six years of age.
Her father had spent a fortune on hei
to get her cured and none of the treat
ments did her any good. Old Dr.
suggested that he try the Cutlcura
Remedies which he did. When he com
menced to use it the child was almost
a solid scab. He had used it about two
months and the child was well. I
could hardly believe she was the same
child. Her skin was as soft as a baby's
without a scar on it. I have not seen
her In seventeen years, "jut I have
heard from her and the last time I
heard she was well. Mrs. W. P. Ingle,
Burlington, N. C, June 16, 1905."
Proving the Point.
She A woman ought to get credit
for be!ng Just as logical and ready to
give a reason as a man.
She Oh. because!
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Years may come ana years may go,
but the time will never arrive when a
man will sit up and patch his wife'a
clothes after she Is asleep in bed.
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They also relieve ' lw
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i. and Toolieartj
Eating. A perfect rem
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