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Heart, weary heart. what means this
Haat thou not taated of earth's every
With all that mortals aeek, thy lot ia
Yet thou doet ever chant in mournfu!
There's somethiug beyond!
Heart, weary heart, canst thou not find
In the aweet calm of friendahip'a pure
Amid the peace which aympathy e'er
Stiil dost thou tnurmur with repressed
There'a aomething beyond!
Heart, weary heart, too idly haat thou
Thy music and thy perfume on the
Now beggared in affection's treaaured
Thy cry ia atill ? thy aaddest and thy
There'a aomething beyond!
Heart, weary heart, oh! ceaae thy wild
Earth cannot aatiafy thy bitter
Then onward, upward, apeed thy lor.ely
And find where heaven's atara are
There'a aomething beyond!
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H&LLEY'S COMBT PER
What Is Composition Of Tail, Is
Question. Flammarion, The
Frenchman, Discusses It.
The following from the European edi
tion of the Herald, from the pen of As
tronomer Flammarion, about Halley's
comet will be read with intereat:
March 13th, 1910.
To the Editor of the Herald: -
Our readera have learned of the ghaat
ly experience of that modern Gribouille
who, through fear of Halley's comet.
committed auicide the other day in Hun
gary, preferring, he eaid, to kill him
self in advance rather than to be killed
by the wandering atar. At the mo
ment when more than one person is
diaquieted by the event of the night of
May 18th-19th next. and whcn the at
tention of the entire world is concen
trated on the deeda and actions of the
comet, while the astronomers are ac
tively and viracioualyj diacuaaing the
problem of cometa, we think it is inter
eating to review here the auggeations
which W. H. Pickering, of the obaerv
atory of Harvard College, has juat
made apropoa of Halley'a comet and its
approachingand meeting with the earth.
The moat important question for the
majority of the inhabitanta of our plan
et ia to know whether the gigantic tail
will be ao extended aa to aweep the aur
face of the globe or even to envelop us
entirely in ita wavea ^of vapor. It ia
difficult to atlirm anything up to the
present time, but we can recall that in
almoat all ita previoua appearancea thia
ceiebrated comet haa spread in space an
elegant tail, aometimea immenae but
generally of medium length. Never
theleaa, on the occaaion of ita laat viait,
in 1835, a remarkable phenomenon oc
curred: during ita perihelion passage,
which took place on November 16th,
the comet loat ita tail, ao that when it
reappeared on the other aide of the aun
it had the appearance of a round nebu
loaity, without an appendage, and it
waa only later, when it reached the dia
tance of the planet Mara, that a new
tail waa formed.
The interplanetary wanderer had been
found on Auguat 6th, 1835, and it waa
on October 2nd that aatronomera began
to witneaa the birth of the tirst tail.
The nucleua, which until then had ap
peared feeble and small, Sir John Her
achel relates, beeame suddenly much
more brilliant. It aeemed to be the
aeat of a prodigioua activity, sending
out to a greatdiatance currents of light.
Thia emiasion, after having atopped for
a time waa renewad with atiil more vi
olenee, reaching ita maximum intensity
oo October 8th, and continued with in
termiaaions until the luminoua matter,
thrown out in whirlwinda and ejected
backward in the direction oppoaite to
the aun, had formed a nebulous and
transparent maaa. The tail waa born.
During the period of thia formation
the luminoua jets varied conatantly in
form and were projected aometimea
from one part of the nucleua, aome?
timea from the other; its phasea follow
ed one another with auch rapidity that
from one day to the next its aspect
ahowed considerable changea.
Thia variability of the luminoua cur
rento may be explained by a rotary
movement of the nucleua about itaaxia,
and thia will be a phenomenon of par
ticular interest to astronomera of Japan
and Auatralia, who will obberve in fuil
daylight, on May 18th next, the paa
aage of the comet'a nucleua before the
aun. But it will alao be neceaaary that
the head of the comet poaseaa a certain
conaiatency to remain viaible during the
time of ita paaaage before the dazzling
diak of the aun.
Now Mr. Pickering adda that the
head of a comet ia compoaed of a awarm
of meteora and a amall quantity of gaa
extremely rarefied, which can only be
diacovered by the apectroscope. These
meteora muat be very much aeparated
from one another, for they do not pre
vent one aeeing the background of the
heavena, even through the central pai t
of the nucleua. On the other hand, the
occultation of a atar by a comet haa
been obaerved aeveral timea and it haa
alwaya been noticed that the latterdoea
not diminiah or alter in any way the
brightneaa or the color of the atar in
front of which it paaaea. Thia obaerva
tion waa made on Halley's comet itaelf
in 1835 by Struve at Dorpat and by Glai
sher in England, and more recently atill
on December 5th last by Herr v*Archen
hold, of the Treptow Observatory, Ber
lin, who aaw the comet pasa before a
very pale atar of the twelf th magnitude
without altering ita light or its color.
We may conclude then that the aun will
not undergo any change or any appre
ciable weakening from the fact of the
Neverthelcaa, it may be that among
these meteora there are aome very
large ones and we ought to take advan
tage of the exceptionally favorable ap
proach of the comet to endeavor to
measure the aize of these blocka. It ia
uJmitted that there can be distinguish
ed a dark sput of a tenth of a aecond in
diameter atanding out from the back
ground of a Iuminoua disk. .
At the diatance of the comet on May
18th, that ia to 8ay, twenty-three mil
lion kilometrea, we mifcht be able to aee
any opaque body meaauring about 112
kilometrea in width. We can hardly
hope to discover solid maaacs of such a
size in the nucleua, but it would be in
it8elf an important result to learn with
certainty that there do not exist pro
jectilea ao enormoua in a comet'a head.
It will be for the astronomers atationed
in the far East toundertake this search,
for they wiU be in the beat condition
to follow the paasage of the comet in
For Enropean Ohserveri*.
European obaervera may aee the tail
cro8a their aky in the night of May 18
to 19, about two o'clock in the morning.
Paria time. However, the exact hour
will depend on the length of the tail at
that moment and alao ita form. If it is
alightly curved we will paaa ita axia a
little latter. The combined spced of the
earth and of the tail at the moment of
meeting will be 4,600 kilometrea (2,875
milea) a minute, or 276,000 kilometrea
(172,500 miles) an hour. If obacrvationa
can be made under good atmoapheric
conditiona they will ahow ua whether
the tail ia hollow or full. elliptical or
circular in the plane of ita aection or,
what ia more probable, whether it ia of
If it be admitted that thia caudal ap
pendage ia excluaivcly compoaed of
electrified gaaeous molculea, very far
apart one from the other. with which ia
mingled minute cosmic duat in inaignifi
cant quantity, the number of ahoot
stara which will appear on thia famous
night will not be as conaiderable aa one
might imaginu. It ia eapecially about
May 6 that they ahould appear, when
we will arrive in the vicinity of the
comet'a orbit. But we will doubtlesa
witneaa aome eflect analogoua tothat of
June 30, 1861. On that date it aeema
very probable that the earth traveraed
the tail of a comet, an event which,
moreover, paaaed unperceived by the
majority of the inhabitanta of the ter
We aee that if thinga paaa aa in 1835
it may be poaaible that the tail will not
reach our world, becauae it will diaap
pear after the perihelion paaaage, which
will take place on April 20. On the
other hand. Mr. Barnard, the aatrono
mer, of the Yerkea ob8ervatory, haa al
ready meaaured the length of the
preaent tail, on February 3 and Febru
ary 10, and haa found that length to be
8,000,000 kilometrea. On the aame datea
the width of the head waa 307,000
kilometrea. The aame aatronomer re
marka aa to this fact that the conaider?
able extent of the tail two montha
before perihelion "givea hopea" that
we will be completely immeraed in that
appendage on the date of May 18.
He who livea will aee.
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Bulleta have oft?n cauatxl leas sufferinjr to aold
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THE COWARDICE OF
? urther particulara from the acene of
Sunday'a fatal dancing-hall fire in
Hungary tell that nearly all those who
eacaped were men. Women and children
were thrown aaide and trampled under
foot in the panic rush of brothera and
lovera, perhaps of husbands.
Hi8tory repeata itaelf thua shamefully
aa it waa written after the Charity
Bazaar disaater in Pari8. In Hungary
the cowarda were plain villagera. In
Pari8 they were among the ariatocracy
of France. With the brutality of per
aonal fear there is no diatinction of
Surviving young man of mourning
Oekoerite aay that, aince the fire haa!
left no marriageable young women in
the village, they will emigrate to
America. Their conduct in the faee of
an emergency calling forreal manhocd
qualities doea not commend them aa
coming b. idegrooma. We ahould hoj i
that New York might, with the occa
caaion calling, give them an example of
crowd bravery inafateful moment. But
could we depend upon it that the ael
fishness of the man who toaaea a wo
man out of hia path in the aubway ruah
would be tranamuted into aex heroiam
under a te8t of fire??N. Y. World.
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THE WORLD GOES ON.
We can do but a part of the work to be
We can cheer but a few of U?e aoula
that are aad,
We can win but a few of the flghts to
And make but a few of the troubled
We may toil aa we will, by night and
We may atudy and delve into acience
But when the end comes and frienda lav
Another will follow and take up our part.
We can learn but a few of the thinga to
And aolve but a few of the problema
And the world will go on, when the road
way we've turned,
Aa it did in the days before we had
We can make ourselvea great. but not
greater than all,
And be of aome aervice to our fellow
But the moment death carriea ua out
through the hall,
The world movea along juat aa bravely
What we havedone one who followacan
The place we are filling another can
Death cuta off the man and takea him
out of view,
But the work he W88 doing is carried
And ao aa we journey along and preas on,
Performiag the taaka that are oura,
day by day,
Let nooe of uathink that when he ahall
The wide world will auffer. That ian't
?Edo.ar A. Guest.
TO HONOR HER
Northumberland County Will Erect
A marble tablet will be erected in the
Courthouae of Northumberland county.
aa a tribute to the patriotic men who
aerved the county in the Houae of Bur
geaaea before the Revolution and the
membera of the Conatitutional Conven
tion from the county. The tablet ia of
Italian marble, with lettering of black
and gold. In the left hand upper corner
it bears the Colonial aeal of the State,
while in the other upper corner it haa
the preaent aeal. It ia 48 by 28 inchea
and ia ah inch thick. It bears the fol
Northumberland County waa formed
Thia tablet is a tribute to the patriotic
men who, from Colonial timea to the
preaent. aerved their State. To the
membera repreaenting Northumberland
county in the Hour| of Burgeaaes before
the Revolution (1648-1776), too numer
oua to be apread on thia tablet, a liat of
whom ia recorded aa a part of the aame
in Order Book No. 4 of thia court, page
To the membera of the Conatitutional
Convention from Northumberland Co.
(1774-1901) who were:
Seaaion Auguat 1, 1774:
Peter Prealey Thornton and Rodham
March 20, 1776:
Rodham Kenner and Thomaa Jonea.
Peter Prealey Thornton and Rodham
December 1, 1776:
Peter Prealey Thornton and Bodham
May 6, 1776:
Kodham Kenner and John Cralle.
June 2, 1788:
Walter Jonea and Thomaa Gaakina.
October 5, 1829:
William A. G. Dade, Ellyaon Currie,
John Taliaferro and Fleming Bates,
October 14, 1850:
Richard L. T. Beale, Samuel Straughan
and Addiaon Hall.
December 3, 1867:
(Under the Reconatruction Acta of
Ephraim Na8h and Richard S. Ayer.
June 12, 1901:
C. Hardlng Walker.
To the Delegatea and Senatora repre
aenting Northumberland county in the
legialative aaaembliea of the Common
wealth (1776-1910), too numeroua to be
spread on thia tablet, a liat of whom ia
recorded aa a part of the aame in Order
Book No. 4, of thia court, page 264, 1910.
Preaented to Northumberland county
through the Circuit Court by Mra. Emily
Steelman Fisher, a daughter of the
American Revolution, Reedville, Va.
The tablet haa just been completed by
Gaddeaa Broa. Co., 115 North Liberty
atreet, Baltimore, and will be aent to
thia place in a few daya. -Heathaville
Corr. Baltimore Sun.
Thia tablet will be preaented to Nor?
thumberland county on court day April
11th, 1910. It ia one of the moet unique
and hiatorical in Virginia. Beaidea a
liat of the membera of the Constitutional
Convention aince the American Revolu
tion, it makea aa a part of it complete
liats of all the Burgeaaea of Northum?
berland (1648-1776), and of all the mem?
bera of the Senate and Houae of Dele
gatea (1776-1910) compiled and recorded
in the clerka otfice. It ia aafe to aay
that no other county in Virginia except
Northumberland haa compiled and can
boaat of theae unbroken liata.
The list of the Burgeaaea ia the faith
ful and accompliahed work of Wm. G.
Stanard, Eaq., SecreUry and Librarian
of the Virginia Hiatorical Society, and
the liat of the Senatora and Houae of
Delegatea, the faithful and accompliahed
work of Mr. W. Clayton Torrence the
head of the department of Bibliography
Virginia State Library under the diree
tion of Hon. H. R. Mcllwaine the ac?
compliahed and polite State Librarian.
State Librarian Mcllwaine writea that
it took Mr. Torrence two weeks and
that be exhauated hia reaourcea, and all
thia work from the State Librarian,
Mr. Torrence and Mr. Stanard is without
Northumberland owea them a debt of
gratitude and in behalf of the county,
the writer returns thanka and takea off
hi8 hat to all three for their unaelfiah
and patriotic work and moat valuable
THE LAST OF THE TROOPERS.
The laat of the great Southern troop
era paased into hiatory when General
Thomaa Lafayette Roaaer died Tueaday
night. All of the othera had gone; Stu
art died before the war waa ended, and
Aahby fell before the atrife waa well
begun. After the war Forreat, the
prince of them all, lived only until men
leamed to marvel at hia daring and to
hold him up aa one of the great com
mandera of all time. The othera paas?
ed until Fitz Lee and Wheeler and Roa?
aer alone were left. All three. com
radea in arms, enliated in*4he aervice
when war waa declared with Spain, and
fought for the cauae againat which the
three had fought ao valoroualy in other
daya. Lee died, Wheeler died, Roaaer
It waa peculiarly fitting that the Ma
jor-General who fought hia way out
from Appomattox should be the laat of
the great cavalry leadera to die. Aa he
bore the flag of the Confederacy when
every other leader in the Eaat had sur
rendered. it waa a favor of fortune that
left him. with Munford, aa the last to
tell the 8tory of the daring deeds
wrought by the men of the bugle and
aabre when the Confederacy gasped it8
General Rosser was at the head of
troops whoae fame will shine out aa
long aa the memory of the Confederacy
livea. Hia firat regiment waa the Fifth
Virginia Cavalry ?famous on a hundred
fielda and gallant in a hundred bold at
tacka. From thia position he came
to command, in time, the famoua Lau
rel Brigade, at the head of which Tur
ner Aahby had ridden to his death near
Wincheater. Thia brigade was made up
in large part of boya?lada who had
known the rifle from youth and had
been trained on horaeback from child
hood. When their bugles sounded
"boota and aaddlea," woe to the Yan
kee who met their advance. Brave,
cool, and never faltoring in the face of
danger, they have been described by
Lieutenant-Colonel Henderaon aa the
be8t partiaan cavalry ever put into the
field. Theae men Rosser commanded,
and no greater compliment could be
paid him than to aay that he waa a
worthy leader of hia band.
?General Rosaer waa the laat surviv
ing Major-General in the Confederate
aervice from Virginia, with the excep
tion of General L. L. Lomax and Gen?
eral G. W. C. Lee. Of the fifteen who
held thia high rank, Pegram fell during
the war. Slowly through the yeara the
othera have died?Heth. Johnaon, Sam
uel Jonea, Kemper, FitzLee, "Rooney"
Lee, Magruder, Mahone, Maury, PicK
ett, Stevenaon and Taliaferro. What a
gallant company they were, theae Vir?
ginia division leadera ! For daring, for
geniua, for courage in battle, for mag
nanimity in victory, and for honor in
defeat, their equala were never aeen in
the crowded annala of a thouaand yeara
of war. Rosser wa8 the peer of any,
and that ia honor enongh for one man.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A man in Talbot county, Md., haa
aome hoga with feet Iike thoae of horaea
or mules, that ia solid, not cloven.
And it ia aaid that auch hoga are not
subject to cholera.
The Harriaonburg Timea inveigha
againat allowing boya to lay down the
nipple to pick up the rifle. When theae
boya go to the wooda and kill them
aelvea, there is none that ahould be
blamed but the parenta.?Index-Appeal.
1 hat hve fiah may be f rozen in a block
of ice, kept for montha or ahipped
around the country and then be thawed
out alive is ahown by experiments car
ried on by Frank Smith, auperintendent
of the .'government fiah hatchery at
And now it ia porpoiae meat against
the beef truat! According to a report,
the atuff ia "not at all bad." If we
may believe a correapondent, there are
restauranta in Boaton, the very home
of the aacred codfish, which are adver
tiaing this marine animal for sirloin. ?
Any amount of old butter can be re
stored by pouringover it boiling water
in the proportion of one gallon of
water to a pound of butter. Let the gal?
lon boil down to a quart. Pour water
and butter into a pan of ice-cold water,
akim out the butter af ter it haa all har
dened, work out and aalt to taate, and
it ia ready to eat or be uaed in cooking.
It ia auggeated that the easiest way
to get rid of the Engliah sparrow would
be to cultivate the popular taate for bird
pie. The peat in queation ia one of the
tougheat and leaat aucculent of the
winged apeciea. It ia not incredible that
after killing and cooking in a ahroud of
paatry, he would resurrect when the pie
waa opened and straightway begin to
aing.? Norfolk Pilot.
Much of the ao-called friendahip of
the day ia but pretenae. It exiats only
in name and aoon aa it ceasea to be ad
vantageoua it ia dropped. The friend?
ahip that eontinuea the aame in pros
perity and advaraity ia to be prized, but
all other kinda are worthleas. It mat
tera not how hard a man may struggle
to do right and make a aucceaa or life
there ia alwaya aome loathaome reptile,
aome worthleas wretch who ia ready to
drag him down. -Eaatern Shore Herald
My heart is singing a ioyous aong,
And I cannot keep it atill;
Over and over the whole day long,
Like a happy, murmuring rill.
Tiaonlvtwoworda, "He underatands,"
But ah, how much they mean;
A year of pain has fled like a flash,
A8 though it never had been.
I knew God would help if I only would
And quietly fold my handa;
And now I'm ao glad?my heart can't
For oh! "He underatands."
Lord, teach me the right, ahow me Thy
I want to obey Thy command.
Oh, God. blesa my hero, and so guide
That always he'll understand!
1,100 FISHERMEN PERISH IN STORM.
Crews of Eleven Boats Who Had
Escaped Drowning Found Fro
zen to Death.
Detaila of the great storm of March
13th on the Japaneae coaat, in which
more than 1,100 fiahermen periehed,
were reported by the ateamer Tamha
Maru. at Victoria, B. C, laatweek.
The tempest was moat aevere off
Chiba and Ibaragi prefectures. Theof
ficial report that gave the loss aa 84
veaaela and 1,100 men ia generally be
lieved to be too conaervative.
The wrecks of 34 fiahing veaaela from
Choahi, Chiba prefecture, and 14 from
other villages, which took out 600 men,
have been found by patrola, and similar
new8 of diaaster waa brought from
Miro, in Ibaragi. where vesaela contain
ing 400 men were miaaing.
When the hurricane broke 120 fiahing
veaaela atfemptcd to make their way
into Choai Harbor for refuge, but near
ly all were capsized. Few bodiea were
The Japaneae cruiser Takachihe waa
hurried to the acene and found eleven
fihing boats, with the fiahermen all fro
zen to death, and numbera of drifting
Telegrama from several villagea re?
port the drifting aahore of w recked
boats laden with dead crews.
THE RAIN CROW.
(Wnit ToJnt NewiO
The yellow billed cuckoo, or, aa more
familiarly known toU8. the "raincrow,"
i8 undoubtedly ona of the farmer'a beat
frienda among the feathered tribe. Al
though moit of ua are familiar with
thia bird, certainly at leaat with that
all-pervading voice of hia. which calla
ita hoarae "cow-cow-cow" juat before
a thunder storm on a hot summer day.
There are few I dare ,aay, who know
what an extremely uaeful bird he is.
Perhaps comparatively few of ua are
familiar with the rain crow'j appear
ancebecauaehe ia an extremely 8hy bird,
but we all know hia voice and have
built up many superatitions about it.
Being of modeat and inconapicuous col
oring8, he ia not eaaily noticed in the
tail treea he usually f requents. Never
theles8 the yellow-billed cuckoo is a de
cidedly handsome bird. Hia general
color ia gray and white tail and black
on the underside and the outaide feath
era conspicuously marked with white.
He ia a rather large bird, being much
longer than he ia broad. He ia not an
artiat in the neat-building iine, hia frail
atructurea being mostly a hap-hazard
collection of sticks and twiga so inae
curely placed that some times the egga
can be seen through the bottom. Egga
are from two to five in nuraber, of a
pale greeniah color. It is a pity that
the cuckoo is not seen more f requently
about our dwellings for.if we only knew
it, he is an invaluable aid to the fruit
grower, being an inveterate enemy to
the web-worm and caterpillar. As we
all know, moat caterpillars are cover
ed with a stiff coating of bristly f ur.
Sometimes these are so sharp and thor
ny that other birda will not eat them.
Thia does not seem to daunt the rain
crow, however, in the leaat. He eata
them, regardleas of spinea and all.
Often the haire pierce the inner lining
of hia atomach and remain imbedded
there ao that when turned wrong 8ide
out they appear to be lined with a coat
ing of fur. The atomach of one bird
when examined waa found to contain
the remaina of 250 caterpillara, anoth
er had eaten 217 fall web worma. The
cuckoo or rain crow also eata many
other noxious insects, such as gnass
hoppera, beatlea and bugs of all kinda,
katy dids, crickets, potato buga and
locusta. He is the sworn enemy of the
tent caterpillar, canker worm and cod
ling moth, so injurious to our fruit
treea. So we aee, by encouraging thia
bird about our premisea we are doing
ouraelvea and our neighbors an inyalua
ble service. While he is ahy by nature
he will, if undiaturbed, aoon gain con
rtdence and will frequent our orchard
and ahade trees. The cuckoo haa very
few objectionable features and is a de
cidedly pleasant bird to have aronud.
Once you are familiar with his quiet
ways, and he ahould be placed among
the very firat in hia usefulness to man.
Elzabeth H. Ryland.
Scrofula disf igures and
causes life-Iong mitery.
strong and lively when
given small doses of
every day. The starved
body it fed; the swollen
glands healed, and the
tainted blood vitalized.
Good food, fresh air and
Scott's Emulsion con
quer scrofula and many
other blood diseases.
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