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I Long, Long Ago, i
(republished by Itequest )
Tell me tho tales that to me wero io
1 .011?, lotift bro, Ioiir. lonp, bro;
Sing mi- the hours I delighted to hear,
LonR, long ni;o. lone ago.
Now you ore come, all my Brief Is re
moved, Let me forKct that so long you have
Let me believe that you loe a )ou
Long, long oko, Ioiir ORO.
Do you remember the path where wa
Long, lone nco, lone, lone bro
Ah, yes' you told me yon ne'er would
Lone, lone ago. Ioiir nco.
Then to nil others my smile you pre
ferred. Love, when you spoke. Rave A charm to
Still my heart treasures the praises I
Lone, lone ago, Ioiir ago.
ThouRh bv your kindness my fond hopes
Lone, Ioiir ago. lone ago.
You by more eloquent llpu have been
Lone, lonR bro, lonR bro
Hut by lonR absence your truth has been
Htlll to your accents I listen with pride,
lllest as I was when I sat b your side,
Lour, lonR ago, lone ago.
-T Jt Bayly,
Trifling with Fate.
BY FltANCES S. HODGE.
(Copyright, 1901. by Dally Btory Pub. Co.)
Ted, tho adored; Ted, the only male
In a family of nine, was HI. Mrs.
Baker hung ocr him In all the moth
er's agony, vainly beseeching hltn to
take hla medicine, whllo down In the
library the other members of the fam
ily huddled In a terrified group, speak
ing lu whispers or gazing blankly at
the certain misery of the future.
"A bad case of pneumonia," Dr.
Newman had said. "1 must have a
nurse. One will be hero In an hour."
Then he bad started out of the door.
Now, In this family of adoring
women were many- prejudices. They
had no ''advanced Ideas," and to them
all nurses wero "bold and forward
creatures, not flt for Ted to meet." Be
sides, hadn't they read only last week
of a man who had married his nurse,
and didn't that prove that alt mem
bers of the profession take advantago
of a man's weak and susceptible con
dition to mako love to him? Was Ted,
whose matrimonial prospects wero
unknown to him, tho subject of
numerous family discussions, to
bo coerced Into marrying a nurse?
Did not each sister havo a best
friend saved lor him, and why,
tho whole future happiness of
the family depended on the sort of
girl ho married! A nursol Cousin
I.lzzlo, a tiny woman of uncertain
years, roso to the emergency as she
heard tho click of the door-latch, and
burst out, "Oh, doctor, a nursol Con
elder our feelings!"
Dr. Nowman had no time to under
stand, and he answered shortly: "Feel
ings? I am considering your feelings.
The boy Is very ill. I am unwilling
to trust him In any but a trained
Miss Drooks wondered why she was
kept In the parlor, and why the family
came In one by one to bring her a
glass of 'water, to offer her fruit, to
Bhow her photographs of the Paris ex
position. She began to And the situa
"Mother says she can't leave Ted,
but we must mako a change." reported
"A bad case of pneumonia."
Mice, the youngest daughter, In the
At the same time Cousin Lizzie came
troxn her Inspection In the parior. She
sad made the excuse ot finding out the
price, and Miss Brooks had answered
'Twenty-live dollars a week as a rule
ut $30 tor contagious diseases and
nfln." No nDDreolatlon of the humor
I'l Mad come to Cousin Lizzie, and now
w uv said: "If lie don't die he will
Harry her," In the manner ot one Who
leclloed to determine which eovtfn-
gency would bo worse. At last, with
an expression ot conscious heroism,
and a murmur of "protecting the dear
boy," she walked grimly back Into the
Miss Brooks offered no help. The
stylish figure and tho waving auburn
hair loomed as dreadful danger before
the nervous little lady, while tho
charming manner was conclusive proof
that she stood between Ted and de
struction. She found herself dashing
madly from subject to subject In her
effort to come to tho point, when a
sound reached Miss Brooks' ears that
brought her professional duty before
"You'ro too pretty."
her. She rose and said decisively:
"Will you show me where I can change
my dress? I think the patient needs
Cousin Lizzie sprang in front of tho
door and the tiny form quivered with
excitement. She laid a trembling hand
on Miss Brooks' arm and looked up ap
peallngly. "My dear," she wJd, "wo
can't let you nurse Ted. He's all we've
got, and and you're too pretty."
There was a twitching ot the face,
but otherwise Miss Brooks controlled
herself perfectly. In a calm tone she
asked, "Shall I have tho office send you
a nurse that Is not good looking?"
As the door shut Cousin Lizzie sank
exhausted into a chair, while a sympa
thetic crowd offered her water, a fan
An hour later Mrs. Baker was strug
gling with tho delirious Ted.
"Lie still, dear, and let mother
smooth your head," sho implored help
"Oh! Mummle, don't bother so. The
fellows are waiting for me," and be
sprang half out ot bed.
A tall figure suddenly appeared be
fore him and strong hands laid hold of
him. "You must Ho still," a strange
voice said, and he found himself look
ing with amazement into a pair of gray
eyes, disputing his will.
"Must?" he asked. No one had ever
said must to him.
"Must," was the answer, with
tightening ot the lips. He lay still to
puzzle out the stato of affairs. His
head was raised and a glass held to
his lips. He bad not said he would
take anything. In his amazement he
drank the medicine without protest
ing. Miss Stewart's best friends could
never call her pretty. The Baker fam
ily did not care to see what was In
her face, being merely on the guard
against certain qualities supposed to
be irresistible to the stronger sex. The
family was terror-stricken Into full
appreciation of her professional quali
fications in the ensuing days. As the
sound ot labored breathing or of pain
ful delirium rent tholr hearts, they rot
the value ot her calm, alert strength
and took comfort. Whon the crlsh
was passed and Dr. Newman an
nounccd, "He will get well, thanks t(
his nurse," thoy could find no wordi
for their gratitude
During tho days of convaloscenci
sho proved as resourceful as at thi
critical stage, and tho family now no
tlcoil her non-professional qu.illflca
tlons at first with considerable ne
later with much appreciation.
Ono day Ted, bundled up In rugs
had been taken to the piazza. Tin
sound of voices came to the family '
"She's teasing him again," said Alice
with satisfaction. He had nlwayij
Uiscd her, and sho found tho sltuu i
"Wo enn rest nssurcd ho will nevei
fall In lovo with any one who managci
htm as sho does," said Cousin I.lzzlo
"How thankful wo should be that i
was able to savo htm from that dan
If tho family could havo seen Ted't
faco at that moment, when Miss Stew
art was saying, "Tho man Is gettlni
maudlin; I'll send so mo of his ailorlnj
family to hltn," thero would havo bee '
doubt In their N minds. Fortunately
Miss Stewart had perfect control o1
herself and ot him.
During tho next year Ted workcl
as he had never worked In his llfo
and during tho last six months tU
Importance and tho irregularity of hit
engagements completely mystified tin
family. Tho mothor understood. Slit
had. been the confidant of a fronzloC
son during the six months Miss Stew
art had sternly forbidden him to cal
or to wrlto, "so you can forgot me 11
you want to, and I shan't seem to my
self to bo taking advantage." Whet
he explained to his mother that Mist
Stewart had done work in the world
and he had not, so ho must mako him
self worthy ot her, the mother could
only mutter bitterly to herself
"Worthy of a nurse!" When, however,
she watched the spoiled boy come Into
his manhood and heard him pro
nounced a rising young lawyer, the
The announcement of tho engage
ment was a painful occasion to the
family. Ted's remarks, when he
caught Cousin Lizzie's "A nurse to gel
him after alll" were In. no measured
"Will sho manage you, Ted?" Alice
asked after the storm.
"I hope so, Lai," he answered, as he
pulled her curls. "You, too, I guess."
The family discussions thereafter
turned Into reminiscences of Miss
Brooks' charms and reflections upon
the danger of trying to avert another's
MIbs Stewart never understood why
her friend, Miss Brooks, greeted tho
announcement of the engagement with
such rapturous delight.
To Kitermlnate Ants.
Powdered borax sprinkled around
tho Infested places will exterminate
both red ants and black ants. Powder
ed cloves arc said to drive them away.
Another plan Is to grease a plate with
lard, and set It whero thoso insects
abound. They prefer lard to anything
else, and will forsake sugar for It. Pace
a few sticks around the plate for the
ants to climb up on. Occasionally turn
the plate bottom up over the fire, and
tho ants will fall In with the molted
lard. (2.) Set a quantity ot cracked
walnuts or shellbarlts on plates In the
closet where these ants congregate.
The ants will collect on the nuts In
myriads. Turn nuts and ants together
Into the fire, and put fresh nuts on tho
plates. Then powder camphor and put
In the holes and crovlces ot the closet.
Lord Itoberts l'erfectly Satisfied.
Field Marshal Earl Roberts, former
ly commander-in-chief ot the British
forces In South Africa, In a speech this
week said that everything was being
done to end the war quickly. Lord
Kitchener's demands for men, horses
and stores wero always promptly met
and thore was no fault to find with tho
men or their officers.
This comes pretty closely to ac
knowledging that the Boers are no
mean toe, for tho war seems almost
as far from ending as when It began.
IIOSTONV NI'.W MAXAOt'.K.
Thero seems to havo been n mls.ip
prehension about tho cause of tho do- j
termination of tho owners o tho Bos
ton National league club to mako a
chango In the management of the club.
"Wo felt that It was tlmo to mako a
change," said Director Billings tho
other day. "Wo appreciate to tho full
degreo all that Manager Seleo 1ms
been to us, but wo felt that ho had
been with us long enough, and that
there was a demand for a change.
Thero has been no dissatisfaction with
his work this season that I know of;
yet I. am satisfied that we havo mado
a chango for tho better. We havo se
cured a live, up-to-date, experienced
man. I was very much Impressed
with htm upon our first meeting, and
that fooling has boon strengthened
since. Wo want a man who can get out
of our ball players oil tho work thero
Is In them, and I shall bo very much
mistaken If Mr. Buckonberger does not
succeed In accomplishing that end."
Tho selection of Mr. Iluckenberger
is distinctly a case of tho olllco seek
ing tho man. Mr. Iluckenberger was
not at all anxious to assume the re
sponsibilities . ot such a position as
that of manager of the Boston club, but
It was urged upon him so strenu
ously that he had no other option than
to accent. For two years Boston has
had tho material for a leader, and Mr.
Buckenbergcr cannot very well mako
a worso showing than that of the toam
of the past two seasons. "Buck"
knows the gamo from A to Z. Ho
understands players thoroughly, and
whllo not at all tyrannical In his
methods, knows how to assert him
self, and will not allow himself to bo
ridden over rough-shod. Some of tho
best critics of tho game In tho country
recommend Buckonberger to tho Bos
ton club owners, so thero Is scarcely
room for mistake as far as tho Judg
ment In the selection was concerned.
Steel riant to Cost S)l, 900,000.
Should the plans ot a big southern
steel concern be carried to completion,
there will in tho near future be erected
at Thomas, near Birmingham, Ala., a
steel plant to cost 11,500,000. The site
tor the plant, which It la proposed to
use In conjunction with two blast fur
naces now operated at Thomas by the
concern, has been chosen and there's
every probability that work on the
mill will soon be begun. It will be
ono of tho finest plants of the kind
In the south.
Tliirkctt mode the largest number
of tuns, 139 Tho smallest numbtr,
one, was tnadn by O'Brien nnd Stlm
mol. Thero oro twenty players who hnvo
not Btotcn n baso during tnp year, nnd
rlghtccn of theso twenty nro pltchors.
ri:coni liAsiiM n r.iiui:i.i.
John A. Knrrell, who made bucIi n
hit nt second last season, wns born nt
Covington. Ky , Dec I. 1870 While n
lad ho attracted attention by his ball
playing In nud around Cincinnati and
In ISOti secured his first professional
engagement with tho Newcastle club
ot tho Interstate longuo. Farrcll signed
to pitch, but showed up so well nt tho
bat and In the field that he was mado
ono of tho team's regular outfielders.
(Washington's Fine Second Baseman.)
In 1897 nnd 'OS ho was with tho
OKOKOK DAVIH DENIAL.
In reply to the many assertions that
have been mado that George Davis,
tho captain and mnnager of tho New
York club last season, has signed a
contract to play""with the Chicago Am
erican League club In 1902, ho made
this positive statement: "I have had
an offer," said he, "from the Chicago
American League club. I did not ac
cept It. I told the men who nre con
nected with that club that the Now
York club had first claim upon my
sorvlces, and that I could not agree to
do business with auy management
until i had fulfilled my obligation to
New York. I nm frank to say that tho
offer I received was tempting, but I
have no reason to doubt that I can do
quite as well where I am."
1IUUKETT I.KADS IN HATTING.
Jesso Burkott, left fielder for the St.
Louis baseball club, Is the champion
batter ot the National league. Presi
dent Young ot the National league and
tho American Association ot Profes
sional Baseball Clubs has made public
the batting records of those league
players who tpok part In fifteen di
moro championship games during the
season recently closed, and Burkett's
name Is at tho top. His percentage Is
.382. Tho second best average wis
mado by Delehanty of Philadelphia,
IVhsn th Women Rials.
The witness was Just getting to the.
thrilling part of the story when the
Judge Interrupted. "There are extrane
ous matters," she said, "that are dis
tracting the attention ot the court and
preventing her from giving evidence
proper consideration. We will take a
recess ot fifteen minutes In o'rdcr that
the court may retire and find out
whether her back hair Is really coming
down." Chicago Post.
who batted .357. Two points below
him, or at .355, Is Willie Keeler ot
Brooklyn. Sheckard and Wagner are
close up, Wagner was the champion
batter of the league last year. While
the mighty Hans did not beat them all
out with the stick, he has stolen more
bases than any other player in the
league, hi pllferlngs amounting to
(8L Louis' Oreat Outfielder, Who Again
Leads the National League in Bat
ting.) forty-eight. For a zlg man he Is a
wonder In getting from one bag to
ono' her with speed. "Topsy" Hartsel
of Chicago stole tho next greatest num
ber, or forty-Blx, while Sheckard is
J third with forty-two.
JOHN S. FAItltELI
Springfield (O ) club, and In '99 re
turned to the Newcastle team. In tin
fall of that year the Cincinnati tcati
drafted Farrell, as ho had mado a bl
reputation In tho Interstate league, bu
Barrett, McBrldo and Crawford hi
better than he In tho preliminary prac
tlce and ho was turned over to Mr
Manning at Kansas City. Furrol
played In 125 games, his batting aver
ugo being .209 nnd fielding .058. Hi
was credited with 28 stolen bases. Far
roll was prlginnlly Intended for th
role of Utility outfielder, but Jlmmj
Slaglc's desertion has sent him Into t
permanent position. J. Earl Wagnci
always had n "hankering" after Far
roll and had decided to draft him w
tho tlmo tho Clnclnnntl managemen'
stepped In nnd gobbled him up. Tin
disability of Joo Qulnlan gave Farrel
a chance to play second baso and tin
veteran wns never missed thereafter
WON ON CLASH.
Tho pennant of tho Natlonnl lcagin
was won on class, and class alone
was won by tho team which kfept lti
1900 membership tho nearest Intact
nnd suftorcd least from tho Inroads o'
tho American. Tho Pittsburg nine wnt
cleverly managed and backed by oni
of tho most dead gamo sports In tin
nation Barney Dreyfus. At tho star,
It wn3 conceded winner by nil critics
nnd the only wonder was tho fact tha.
tho other clubs kept tho pirates wlthli
hall as long as they did.
Pitcher "Cy" Young made a flno re
ord with tho Boston American loagui
team. He won over 30 games and li
21 of them he did not gtvo a base ot
Brooklyn could not survive tho blov
that the American league gave i
when It tooK McQlnnlty, Lave Crosi
and Jones and came under the wire I
poor third. It will seem strange to thi
Bridegrooms to havo tho title "ex
champions" attached to them.
It Is said that Jimmy Williams li
sorry that he ever quit Pittsburg to
Join the Baltimore American league
team. But his loss, felt soverely nt
the start by the Pirates, was more
than mado up by young Leach, whose
playing was ono of tho teaturos of the
San Leever ot tho Pittsburg team
loads tho National league pllchors fot
tho season Just closed. Christy Mat
thowson, however, was tho twirling
star. His fine string ot victories at the
beginning of the baseball year and
his suttlng out of tho St. Louis latoi
on without a hit were tho best pitch
ing feats ot tho baseball season of 1901,
Tho fine showing ot the Phillies, whe
landed In second place in the National
Leaguo fight, was a surprise to base
ball fans. Handicapped at tho start ol
the season by tho loss of their greatest
player, Lajole, they nevertheless wor
ried along with a number of playeri
ot mediocre ability, until Hugh Jen
nings took hold ot the helm ani
steered them lu ahead of the Brooklyn
Louis Crlger, tho well-known catch
er of the Boston American league club,
who was reported to be seriously ill
Is convalescing from a mild attack ol
typhoid fever at his home In, Elkhart,
Ind. His physician says that his con
dition was at no tlmo serious and that
Crlger Is rapidly recovering. Hli
health has not been robust for a year,
but there is no reason to apprehend
his early retirement from the game.
Crlger expects to play with Collins'
team In 1902 and hopes to be in first
class condition throughout the season.