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10 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNBAY , MARCH 18 , 18IH-TWENTY PAGES.
LUCKY BALDWIN'S ' BIG FARM
Fifty-Two Thousand Acres Covered with
Golden Fields and Richly Scented Groves.
STABLES FILLED WITH THOROUGHBREDS
Two Train LnnilA of ( Jiiruli Atlrnil nn Auc
tion Hiilo of 1-aml-rri'H l.tinch anil
( Icnrrnl Contltlnllty hitles
WHI5 Tor Aero.
LOS ANORLCS , March 15. ( Correspond
ence of The Dec. ) One of the most exhil
arating experiences ono can Imvo these
bright March tlayn Is a rldo through the San
Oabrlcl valley In a tally-ho. In the first
place the crowil of twelve or fifteen people
from all parts of the world , all bent on hav
ing a good time and Rcclng and learning nil
they can about the country , Is In Itself In
teresting. Then the novelty of sitting
perched up In the air , the cynosure , admira
tion and envy of scores of less fortuostc
mortals , as with a grand flourish of bugle
nnd whip our four prancing horses bear us
rapidly up the busy streets , over the long
brldgo that spans the Los Angeles river ,
which hero nnd there Is but a rivulet on ac
count of Us divergence n little above Into
Irrigation ditches , past beautiful homes
bowered In vine and flower. We are bound
for the fiinioiiH Santa Anita ranch owned
by "Lucky" Baldwin , as ho Is called , and
Justly so It would seem , for whatsoever ho
touchoth straight way turneth to gold. Our
road lies along the arroyo. From It can bo
caught glimpses of purple distance , crowned
with snow-capped mountains , as wo wind
In and out among the green hills. As the
road Is xmooth and hard wo soon leave
Oarvanza , Lincoln 1'ark and South Pasa
dena behind us. Hearing the Kaymond
many regrets are heard that no stop Is to
bo made there this time. On wo go through
orange grove and vineyard , the sky above as
blue as a sapphire , the volley strct6hlng a
shining green far ahead ns the eye can
roach , Its northern edge bordered by the
lofty Sierras , Us southern fringed with
dimpling hills , whllo away In the cast rises
proud San Jaclnto.
In this valley just ahead lies the ranch
we are bound for. Several yoirs ago I
happened to own 1,000 aoros of Nebraska
land. To bo sure , It lay'prctty well to the
west , was covered with buffalo grass and
might bo subject to drouth and grass
hoppers. Nevertheless , ns I stood and
gazed over that stretch of country , I must
confess , I felt Ilko a bloated land holder
nnd a fooling I had never experienced before
came over me. I owned something. It
was mine. I was greatly raised In my own
estimation at least. lint when our guide
opqncd his lips and Informed us that this
ranch consisted of 52,000 acres that 1,000
ncres In Nebraska suddenly disappeared
Ilko ono of these ground squirrels out hero.
Fifty-two thousand acres , and Baldwin
bought a largo part of It for $1.25 an acre ,
nnd not so many years ago cither.
Wo drlvo down a long avenue lined on
either side with feathery pepper trees , bearIng -
Ing their load of scarlet berries. Near and
far Is heard the plaintive cry of the pea
fowl nnd several of the grandlly jjlumaged
birds spread themselves for our entertain
ment. They nrc very tame and over 200
of them wander at will among the groves.
Ucforo reaching the homo place wo pass the
store , boarding house , blacksmith shop ,
school and church , for with such nn army
of employes It was found necessary to liavo
A llttlo further on wo catch n glimpse
of the artificial lake which coat Mr. Ilald-
wln In the nolghborhood of 310,000 to build.
In Its shallows float waxy pond , lilies of
varied hue , white , cream colored , red , blue ,
pink and the noted , Illy , at the Nile.
Clumps of papyrus with their feathery
heads growing In almost native luxuriance.
Green stretches of lawn with winding
walks , along which bloom all sorts of
beautiful flowers , brings us finally to the
residence used by Mr. Baldwin when on his
trips to Santa Anita. Ho calls It his club
houso. It consists of seven largo , finely
furnished rooms , and Is beautifully situ
ated on a rise of ground a few feet from
the lako. A wldo veranda extends around
It , over which rare roses clamber. Stained
glass windows lluht the spacious rooms ,
nna costly rugs are scattered over Inlalo
floors. Many convivial friends partake of
bis hospitality here. A long , rambling
adobe house , a rollo of the past , and show
ing the bullet holes of warfare , stands not
far distant. Hero the meals are prepared ,
and. It Is said , sometimes served. Hero
are the largest seashells I over saw. They
could easily cradle an Infant.
An Interesting object on tbo grounds Is
the veritable IDE cabin , builtand , occupied
by Baldwin In the mining camp where ho
made his first big strike. There Is the
old fireplace and the Very Iron kettle that
hold his moss. Overhead hang guns and
trappings , leather breeches adorn the walls ,
nnd everything speaks of the wilds of the
mountains. Ho tells a llttlo story of how
ono night a bear pushed open his cabin
door , which had carelessly been left ajar ,
and walking In , lay down under his bunk ,
which was well up from the Ground. How
ho lay there , hardly during to hreatho till
daylight came nnd relieved him and ho then
recognized It as a tame bear belonging to
seine neighboring miners.
BALDWIN'S SWIFT FLYERS.
Reluctantly leaving these fairy scones our
attontlop Is next called to the race track
and seine of the thoroughbreds that ara
hero so successfully trained. This climate
scorns especially adapted to the raising of
fine stock , and this country Is becoming
famous for Its fast horscu. Among his
favorites Is the noted "Emperor of Nor
folk" that has earned on the track $165.000
for. his lucky owner. Gano , Cloveden ,
'Hoy del-Santa Anita and many others were
In the utnblus. Besides his largo number
of thoroughbreds ho has about 500 work
horses for carrying on the general farmIng -
Ing , for ho has thousands of acres In bar
ley. Other thousands are In wheat. Hun
dreds boar the golden orange , which are
packed on the place and shipped by car
loads. Hundreds yield the luscious grape.
These are. converted Into wine before leav
ing the ranch. Our party were all treated
to the article , nnd most of them , women
Included , partook of the proffered glass.
We mon may yet bo forced to start a cru-
nado among the women to turn them from
the fascinating wlno cup. I liavo beheld
with a fueling akin to dlsmny the fa
miliarity with which It Is handled In this
country , nnd especially III the socnlled
higher society. When our sisters and
daughters , our wives , and , God forbid I our
mothers get to dallying with the wlno
cup It will bo. high tlnio to dash It from
our own lips , to save not only them , but
the llfo of our nation.
Our long rldo hun given us a most ex
cellent appetite , and wo are soon enjoying
n hearty meal nt the hotel1 Oakwood , which
Mr. Baldwin built on his ranch for the ac
commodation of winter tourists. Whllo wo
regale ourselves , three other tallyhos ar-
rlvo laden with sightseers.
AGUES AT AUCTION.
An auction was held hero on the 21th of
February , and over 2,000 pcoplo were In
attendance. A great tent that covered
about two acres had been erected so that
pcoplo might bo protected from the sun.
Two train loads of ton cars each came
from Los Angeles and fourteen tallyhos
carried thulr complement. Coaches run
ning over wjth curious humanity were there
and private conveyances of every descrip
tion swelled the throng.
A frco lunch and t > l < mtX of It was served
from tables In the form of a hollow oblong ,
ono table being 114 foot long by twenty-
eight feet wldo , and another being almost
as long. In addition to the substantiate ,
each ono was presented with as many fine
navel oranges ns ho could conveniently
carry. Internally I mean , or In their pockets.
Dushol baskets or bags wore necessarily
ruled out. The auction passed off quietly
nnd pleasantly. No accidents and no fault
finding. A jolly crowd altogether , About
810 ncres were Hold at au average price of
J1G3 per ttcio. This Included nothing but the
crop of barley , to which It U planted and
which stands about a foot and a half high ,
and plenty of water for Irrigation. The terms
wore ono-fourth cash , balance ono , two nnd
three yearn at 8 per cent Interest on de
ferred payments. It was bought by people
front Now York , Chicago , Wisconsin , Iowa ,
Nebraska nnd California. Most of It will bo
planted to ollvci.
This Is not the only ranch owned by Haiti-
win. They are scattered throughout the
state , Ono Is n sheep ranch. Another runs
to goats. Another still , Is engaged In rais
ing cars , In other words l a mule ranch.
Another Is devoted to cattle , nnd ono to
hogs. In tote ho must own hundreds of
thousands of acres. Another mania Is
hotels. The "Baldwin" In San Francisco Is
n fine affair , and the Tallac on the romantic
and beautiful Lake Tahoc Is In keeping with
The homeward rldo was happy and rest
ful , made doubly so by the singing of birds ,
beauty of changing colors nnd lengthening
shadows that crept Ilko tired children Into
the arms of the hills. KIZZAO.
A T.I A" O.V JIACIIUf.Oltti.
f'ro > n nn OM .S
I dreamed n dream In the midst of my
And ns fast ns I dreamed It was coined Into
It Hcomod that n law had been recently
Tlmt n tax on old bachelors' pates should
bo l.itd ,
And In order ( o ninko them all willing to
The tux wns as largo ns a man could well
The bachelors grumbled , nnd said 'twas no
'Twns n horrid Injustice nnd horrid nbuse ,
And declared Hint to wave their own heart's
blood from npllllng
Of mich 11 vllo tax they would not pny it
But the rulers determined them still to
So they sot nil the bachelors up at vendue.
A crier wns sent through the town to nnd
To rattle his bell nnd lib * trumpet to blow ,
Ami to call out to nil he might meet on
his wny :
"Ho I Forty old bachelors Hold here to-
dny ! "
And presently all the old mnlds In the
Each In her very best bonnet and gown ,
From CO to CO. fnlr , plain , red anil hale.
Of every description , all flocked to the sale.
The auctioneer then In his labor began ,
And railed out aloud ns he held up a man :
"How much am I offered now , who wants
to buy ? "
In ji twinkle oncli maiden responded :
In short , at a highly extravagant price ,
The harhclora nil were sold off In a trice ,
And forty old maidens , some younger , some
Each lunged an old bachelor home on her
Primrose & West , with their brilliant com
pany of minstrel merry makers , come to
the Boyd tonight ( Sunday ) and tomorrow
night. "This" Will bo tllfi ono minstrel event
of the season. Primrose & West are the
acknowledged world's leaders In this style
of entertainment. Other minstrel organiza
tions have arisen , fought'out their brief llhs
and dropped exhausted and defeated by the
wayside. But year after year Primrose &
West have not only held their own , but have
triumphantly advanced , capturing stronghold
and citadel of public favor. To minstrelsy
they have devoted their lives. Their art Is
their creed. Its furtherance Is their
ambition ; Its proud destiny the realized
mccto of their hopes and aspirations. They
liavo advanced with It. They have devoted
every energy : they have spared no expense
In keeping this most genuine form of Ameri
can amusement In the very front rank of
popular entertainment. This year Is the
epitome of their "career. Their entertain
ment Is new frdm overture to the final full
of the curtain. They have the best minstrel
organization ever put together In America
and their appearance hero should prove ono
of the happiest events of the amusement
Prlmroso & West are fully prepared to sur
pass In both novelties nnd variety all ex
pectations of former patrons , and to astonish
theater goers with the magnitude and merit
of Prlmroso & West's asknowledged pre
eminent minstrels. They unite In an
ensemble1 of overwhelming grandeur , the
magnificent first part of which every detail
has been subject to tholr personal efforts
and upholds American superiority over all
competitors. These well known stars have
for many years endeavored to keep
minstrelsy at a-high standard and their
names today stand before the public as
originators and producers of first class enter
tainments. This season everything Is new ,
and Prlmroso and West appear at each and
every performance , surrounded by a large
company of artists.
The specialties of Ulce nnd Elmer , Morris
Cronln , Howe , Wall and McLeod , Billy Van
and Her , Burke and Randall will form the
strongest mfnstrel organization In the exist
ence of Prlmroso & West. The great , fea
ture of the entertainment Is a mimic game
of foot ball , participated In by two mighty
teams known as- the Hayalcs and the
Hearties. This Is said to bo absolutely the
funniest thing of the kind ever seen on
the American stage , and reflects great credit
on Messrs. Primrose & West as originators.
"Tho White Squadron , " Pearson's big
naval drama , comes to the Fifteenth Street
theater for four nights , commencing with
matinee today. Us big success here lant
BE ; son Is still frjsh In the memory of
"The White Squadron" appeals to the popu
lar taste by reason of Us patriotic senti
ments and character drawings.
An element of human nature , thoroughly
consistent with the times and place where
the action of the play takes place , pre
dominates the four Interesting acts of the
play.Tho plot Is made doubly Interesting , as
It deals with historical Incidents. There
Is n uniform movement on the part of sev
eral nations to break up the brigands of
Brazil and bring the robbers to justice.
General Demctrlo do Romanlco of the Bra
zilian army Is ono of these unscrupulous
but pollslfed villains whoso dexterity and
cleverness covers up the true nature of
the man and makes of him , not the con
ventional bad man of the stereotyped drama ,
but n character which will bear study nnd
not revolt the feelings of the sensitive
or these who love to see pictures true to llfo
and Its environments.
The hero of the play , Lieutenant Victor
Stnunton of the cruiser Chicago , forma n
striking contrast to the general of the Bra
zilian nrmy. Romnnlco has a nephew
equally as unscrupulous as himself. The lat-
ter's pretty ulster Is adored by Staunton.
This affords opportunity fcr pretty love
scenes , and leads up to Incidents which nro
exciting and add Interest to the general
purpose of the play.
In the third act the congress of the na
vies Is assembled. Hero the artist has had
wldo scope and has Improved his opportu
nities. The magnificent cruisers nro scon
In all their beauty nnd grandeur.
The other scenes have not been neglected ,
and the skill of the nrtlst Is seen In every
act. In the fourth act , which pictures the
Parahlba , a monastery Is presented sur
rounded by tropical schrubbcry amid hilly
The company Is one of remarkable strength
and Includes Elmer C , Grandln , W. A.
Whltecar , 0. Gall Forrest , Frederick , Julian ,
Edna Post , C. George Hall , Tesslo Deaglo ,
J , J. Coleman and others. During the ac
tion of the third act over 150 people are uied
to man and work the different cruisers pf the
great naval powers of thu world.
Miss Mabel Eaton , the beautiful and clever
emotional actress , will present her claims
for popularity before her old friends and
acquaintances for the first tlmo ut Boyd'a
theater on Tuesday and Wednesday next ,
when 31m will bo Keen In Bclasco's drama ,
"La Belle Husso. "
Miss Euton began her since career with
Augustln Ualy'u stock company , and has been
Identities with a number of other stock
companies of standing ability. Aa Lady
Fairfax In Uoso Coghlan's Diplomacy com
pany of lust season , she permanently es
tablished for herself a splendid reputation
and uava positive evidence of possessing
the qualifications of a "star , " It has required
quired n great deal of pluck and self-con
fidence during the present unparalleled do-
deprosslon In theatrical circles to launch
forth as n ntur. Yet Miss Eaton la fortified
with thdao r qulaltea , and It will not bo sur
prising If she shall succeed. Well known
critics tell us that film Is endowed with
gunlii-i. The supurb manner In which aho
dresses her character , and the earnest at
tention paid to the details of her exacting
portrayal nro proof sufficient that stio la In
every respect a most finished and artistic
Her company Includes the names of Mr ,
Henry Tnlbot , Mr. Cnrleton Wells , Mr. .
Evelyn Evans , Mr. E. M. Robinson , Mr.
William Hnrpor , Miss Ada Vnn Etta , Miss
Louise Heath nnd Miss Hazel Mandcvlllc.
Ono of the brlfiliteit nnd most entertain
ing musical farce comedies which has been
produced In recent years U Sangcr &
Ballmer's "Tho Voodoo , or n Lucky
Charm , " which will bo the next nllrnc-
tlon nt the Fifteenth Street theater for
three nights and Saturday matinee , com
mencing Thursday , March 22. The author
has certainly hit upon a now subject , nnd
from nil accounts the skit has achieved the
greatest kind of a success.
The farce Is more thnn amusing , because -
cause the leading character Is played by
the celebrated Iilsh dialect comedian , Mr.
Thomas E. Murray , eo lone associated with
"Our Irish Visitors" combination. The
more mention of Mr. Murray's nnmo to the
average theater Koor Is enough to provoka
laughter. Ho Is one of the feuIn Ills line
whoso methods arc always natural and unas
suming , yet so refreshing Is his brogue
and so Infectious his humor that ho can
make his audlencca laugh by the merest
Incident. He Is supported by Ada Both-
nor , the well known soubrette , nnd an ex
cellent company of singers , comedians and
The famous Conrlod-Ferenczy comic opera
will begin a three nights engagement on
Thursday , March 22 , presenting their great
success , "Tho Tyrolean , " which will bo pro
duced with the original star cast , magnifi
cent costumes nnd accessories as at the
Irving Place theater In Now York , where the
opera enjoyed a run of over 100 consecutive
nights. "Tho Tyrolean" will bo sung on
Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday
matlnco. On Saturday evening Carl Wein
berger's "Laughing Heirs" will bo sung.
The cast Is a very strong ono nnd comprises
artists of the highest rank.
Of Miss Ida Benfey , who Is to give n
dramatization of Dickens' "Tale of Two
Cities" In this city on March 31 , we have
these additional words of praise from the
Now York Press : "Miss Benfoy has n voice
of wonderful flexibility , thnt Is sweet nnd
melodious , n mobile countcnnnco nnd uses
expressive gestures. The term 'recital' re
ceives a now meaning when , considered In
connection with the drnmatlc'-power which
she brings to It , and her methods are worthy
of a Cushman. "
"No man Is naturally bravo , " says an
authority , and yet men get-married every
"What makes some girls look young so
long ? ' . ' "Tho men are to blame. They
won't propose. "
"Ethel says she .Is single from choice , "
said Fanny. "That's right , " remarked
Roysterlng Blade. "Tho ono she hoped
to marry made a choice of some ono else. "
"Now , Eva , this Is nothing to Interest
you ; It's only a business letter. " "Busi
ness ? It's written across .tho. top and
sides and there are three postscripts to It.
It's from n woman ! "
Miss Bourke of San Francisco Is worth
$15,000,000 nnd Is about to wed an Italian
count. She ought to consult Princess
Colonna as to the advisability of buying a
title without a husband.
Ho Do you think n woman can bo
bought with money ? She I do not. Look
at Mary Jones. Mr. Harduppo offered
her Sl.OOO. all he had. to marry him , nnd
she refused and married Mr. Rex , the
millionaire , for love.
"Tho Souls , " a society composed of some
of London's smartest set , has lately tried
to demonstrate the possibility of Platonic
friendship. The most talked of "Soul , "
perhaps , Is Miss Margaret Tennant , whoso
engagement to Arthur Balfour , another
"Soul , " makes two of them with but a
In Holland the dower chest once formed
a part of every bride's equipment. LOTS
portable , bu more sightly than the "Sara
toga" trunk , It fulfilled its purpose. ' with
grace and dignity , passing down as an heir
loom from generation to Generation. Th'o
modern chest Is" an easy thing to secure ,
but these the up-to-dato girl holds In dis
dain ; her chest must bo really antique , of
carved oak , of English or Flemish mako.
or elaborately Inlaid with marqueterio of
colored woods and dated or Initialed with
figures or characters eloquent of other times
and manners. There arc very few of the
genuine old fashioned "dower chests" to be
scon on this side of the Atlantic. One of
them In this city Is a very mnsslvo affair ,
weighing several hundred pounds.
The wedding present of Fred Gebhard to
his bride , Miss Louisa Morris of Baltimore ,
was a solid silver bath tub , the estimated
cost of which Is $5,156. This llttlo pleco of
boudoir furniture Is beautifully embossed.
The exterior resembles n perfectly 'laid out
flower garden In miniature , whllo the Interior
Is delicately chased. On the bottom of the
tub nro embossed Miss MorrlS _ ' 'Initials In
hugo letters. It weighs 200 pqundi avoirdupois
pois weight. The Interior of the b'athtub Is
fitted up with receptacles for soap , brushes ,
sponges , etc. , and near the head of It Is a
dainty silver box attached to the side , In
which Is a silver manicure set. There Is
also a comfortable head rest with an open
space for a rubbber air pillow should the
fair user desire to take a dolce-far-nlento
bath. Altogether this little pleco of water
bric-a-brac Is decidedly Gebhordesquo.
A venerable and pompous English bishop
was having his portrait painted by an emi
nent artist. After sitting steady for an
hour In silence the churchman thought ho
would break the monotony with n remark :
"How are you getting along ? " ho Inquired.
To. the astonishment of the bishop the
knight of the palette , absorbed In his work ,
"Movo your head a little to the right and
shut your mouth. "
Not being accustomed to such a form of ad
dress , his lordship said : "
"May I ask why you address me In this
manner ? "
The artist , still absorbed In his work , said :
"I want to talro off a llttlo of your cheek. "
The bishop collapsed.
A singular Incident Is related In the Con-
grcgatlonallst regarding a church which was
seeking for n pastor and sought that paper's
help. It was found that the church offered
an encouraging opportunity for the right
sort of a man , and Its needs were accord
ingly sot forth , Ono of tho' first letters In
response came from a minister without a
charge , who expressed an ardent desire to
throw his whole energy Into Just such n
field as that described. It turned out that
the church In question was the very ono
which ho had boon serving only a few
The Bishop's Wife Wo congratulate our-
eolves , Mrs. Nawcome , that you have comate
to llvo among us. Wo need Intelligent
churchwomon. And so wo may expect you
at the rectory on Ash Wednesday to assist
us In making plans for Lenten work ?
Mrs. Nowcomu Certainly , Mrs. Bishop. I
prldo myself In being a churchwomen , and
am always ready for Lent. But toll mo ,
please , when does Ash Wednesday conio this
year In Greenville ? In Now Orleans It
always comes the day after Mardl Gras.
"And now , brethren , " said Rev. Mr.
Wllgus , as the contribution box started on
Us rounds , "remember , that whllo It Is well
to direct your petitions to the throne of
grace , they are much loss apt to miscarry If
the postage has been liberally prepaid. "
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And then , while round them shadows gath
And ns the firelight fell ,
Hu read aloud thu book wherein the Master
Had writ of "Little Nell. "
With look , like patient Job's , eschewing
With motions graceful ns a bird In air
Thou art , In pober truth , the veriest devil
That o'er clinched fingers In a captive's
I called my servant , and be came ;
How kind It was of him
To mind a slender man Ilko mo ,
Ho of the mlglity limb !
Wlmt nro our poetH ? take them ns they fall.
Good , bad , rich , poor , much read , not road
nt all ;
They and their works In the same class
you'll find ;
They are the mere waste paper of mankind.
His knowledge , hid from public gaze ,
He did not bring to view.
Nor make a noise town meeting days ,
As many people do.
The world's an ugly world. Offend
Good people , how they wrangle !
They eat nnd drink and scheme and plod ,
And go to rhurch on Sunday ;
And many uro afraid of God
And more of Mrs. Grundy.
Jerusalem ! Jerusalem !
Thy joys fatr"jvould | I sec ;
Come quickly , XJbrd , nnd end my grief ,
And take lut.Uome to Thee !
Will the Lord cast off forever ?
And will be bo favorable no more ?
Is His mercy rVan gone forever ?
Doth His prbijilse fall for evermore ?
Forever singing as-they shine ,
"The Hand that made us Is divine. "
. . . . IS
By many oeeus of slmmc
We IcurnVthijt love grows cold.
0 beautiful Madge ! In your brldnl white ,
For you the revel hns just begun ;
But for her who laeps In your arms tonight
The revel of Life Is done.
r.r ir ' ,
I have learned
To look on nature.jpot ns In the hour
Of thoughtless .xquth , but hearing often
The still , sad musicof humanity.
Nor harsh , norri'g atlncr , though of ample
power v'tnr < r .T . n , ,
To chastcn'and subdlio.
Ave Mnrlal 'tis the hp.ur of prayer !
Ave Marln ! ' 'tis th'e hour of love !
Ave Maria ! Mny otir plrlts dare
Look up to thine nnd to thy Son's above !
What shall I do with His Majesty now ?
For , thanks to my potion , the man Is
Suppose I bolster him up In bed.
And fix the crown again on his brow ?
'Twould puzzle the Devil to name a vice
That would make his Excellent Highness
Cover him over , Pletro ,
And bury him In the court below
You can be secret , lad , I know !
And , hark you , then to the convent go ,
Bid every bell of the convent toll ,
And the monks say mass for your mistress'
Now prnlso to God's oft-granted grace ,
Now praise to man's undaunted face ,
Despite the land , despite the sea ,
1 was ; I am ; nnd I shall be
How lomr. Good .Angel , O how long ?
Sing us from Heaven a man's own song.
For art and labor met In a truce.
For beauty made the bride of use ,
Wo thank they , while , withal , we crave
The austere virtues strong to savo.
Breathes there the mnn with soul so dead
Who never to himself hnth said.
This Is my own , my native land !
Oh , what Is death but parting breath ?
On mnny a bloody plnln
I've dared his face , nnd In this place
I scorn him yet again !
Three poets In three distant apes born ,
Greece , Itnly , nnd England did adorn.
The first In loftiness of thought surpassed ;
The next In mnjesty ; In both the last.
The force of nature could no further BO ;
To make a third she jolneu\.tho former two.
"It was our wedding day
A month ago , " dear heart , I hear you say.
If months , or years , or ages since have
[ know not ; I hnve censpd to question Time.
I only know thnt once there pealed a chime
Of Joyous bells , and then I held yon fast.
Thou waltost late and comst alone.
When woods nrc bare nnd birds are flown ;
And frosts and shortening days portend.
The aged year Is near Its end.
I like a church , I like a cowl ,
I love a prophet of the Foul ;
And on my heart monastic aisles
Fall like sweet strains or pensive smiles.
Yet not for all his faith can see ,
Would I that cowled churchman be.
Rich and rare were tho. gems she wore ,
And a bright gold ring on her hand she.
bore ; '
But , oh I her beauty wns far beyond
Her sparkling gems or her snow-white
I 'ID. .
The splendor falls on cnstlo walla
Ami snowy munmlts old In story ;
The long llKht shakos across the lakes
And the wild cataract leaps In glory.
Blow , bugle , blow , set thu wild echoes ily-
Btowi bugle ; answer echoes , dying , dying ,
The flour , the sugar , and the fruit.
Commingled well , how well they suit ,
And they wore well bestowed.
O Jnnp. with truth I praise your pie ,
And will not you In just reply
1'ralse my 1'lndarlu ode ?
For within the hollow crowa
That rounds thu mortal temples of a king ,
Keeps death his court ; and there the antic
Scofllnt ; his state , nnd grinning nt his
Allowing him n breath , a llttlp scene
To mcnnrchlze , bo feared nnd kill with
Infusing Him with self and vain conceit-
As If this flesh which walls about our llfo
Were bru > s impregnable and , humored
Comes at the last , nnd with a little pin
Bores through his castle wall , and farewell
What wns'done , what to do n glance told
And , striking his spurs with a terrible oath
Ho dashort down the line 'mid a storm of
And the wave of retreat checked Its course
The sight of their master compelled it to
Close his eyes ; his work Is done !
What to him Is friend or foeman ,
ni" < e of moon or set of sun ,
Hand of man or kiss of woman ?
Lay him low , lay him low.
O land , of every land the best ,
O land , whose glory shall Increase ;
Now In your whitest raiment drost
For thu great festival of pcacp ;
Take fiom your ting Its fold of loom ,
And let It float umllmmed nbovc.
Wo arc two travelers , Roger and I.
Roper's my dog eomo here , you scamp !
Jump for the gentleman mind your uye !
Over the table look out for the lamp !
The rogue is growing a HHIo old ;
Five years we've trumped through wind
and weather ,
And slept outdoors when nights were cold.
And ate nnd drank and starved together.
"Praise God from whom nil blessings flow , "
Praise him who sendeth joy nnd woe
The Lord who takes , the Lord who gives ,
Oh , praise him all that dies and lives.
The three stood calm nnd silent ,
And looked upon the toe.
And a great shout of laughter
From all the vanguard rose
And forth three chiefs came spurring
Before that deep array ;
To earth they sprang , their swords they
And lifted high their shields , and flew
To win the narrow way.
Roll on , thou hull , roll on !
Through sons of Inky air
Boll on !
It's true I've got no shirts to wear ,
It's true my butcher's bill Is due.
It's true my proapecta all look blue
But don't let Unit unsettle you !
Never you mind !
Roll on ! ( It rolls on. )
no prayeth boat who lovoth best
All things both great nnd small ;
For the dear God who loveth us ,
He made nnd loveth all.
Life may be given In many .ways ,
And loyalty to Truth be scaled
As bravely In the closet ns the field ,
So bountiful Is Fate ;
But then to stand beside her ,
While craven churls deride her , "
To front a lie In arms and not to yield.
This shows , methlnks , God's plan
And measure of a stalwart man.
Thus lot me live , unseen , unknown ;
Thus unlnmented let me die
Steal from the world , and not a stone
Tell where I lie.
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The latest , cheapest nntl best family
machine made. Does the work In half the
time bettor than by hand. Fits any tub. No
longer than a wringer. A 12-yoar-old child
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THE MERCANTILE IS THE FAVORITE TEN CENT CIGAR.
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There are many new things
to be seen in Moquette , Axmin-
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are down in price. You can buy
a good Velvet at 90c and $1.00
per yard depends on the pat
$1.00 will be the price put
on a few patterns oi : Axminsters.
It will pay you to see them/as /
there won't be any at this price
Ingrains in the greatest va
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Some new things as high as 65c
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