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That plenty but reproaches me Which leaves my brother bare. Not wholly glad my heart can be While his is bowed with care. If I go free, and sound and stout While his poor fetters clank, Unsated still, I'll still cry out. And plead with Whom 1 thank. Almighty: Thou who Father be Of him, of me, of all. Draw us togther, him and me. That whichsoever fall. The other's hand may fail him not,- The other's strength decline No task of succor that his lot May claim from son of Thine. I would be fed. I would be clad. I would be housed and dry. But if so be my heart is sad, What benefit have I? Best he whose shoulders best endure The load that brings relief. And best shall be his joy secure Who shares that joy with grief. E. S. Martin in Scribner's MagaziTy. One Blow Too Many. BY CHARLES EUGENE BANKS. Copyright, 1901, by Dally Story Pub. Co.) Teddy McFarland left the train at "the little station of Limerick, so named from the fact that the country for miles around had been settled by peo- ;ple from that district in Ireland. After two years in the Klondike the little village seemed quiet as a graveyard. It was Sunday morning and the vil lage, solemn in its stillness, was in strong contrast to Dawson city, where Sundays were unknown, but all days "were alike noisy with wild sports or serious adventure. The young man turned into a cross street and walked slowly along under the shade of the newly leaved apple trees. A block farther on the bell in the little Catholic church rang out the morning service hour. McSarland stopped by the gate to watch the arrival of the country pei pie, every one of whom he knew tut who failed to recognize in this tanned and bearded m:.i the smooth-faced youngster who had left them two years before to seek his fortune in the cold lands of Alaska. There was a touch of mystery about the situation that sickened his Irish blood. A word from him and the scene would in stantly change and he would become the center of an excited, questioning group; for few ever traveled far from this settlement and a man who had seen tfce frozen mountains of the far Northwest would be more than a nov elty in the eyes of this simple people. But all McFarland's coolness van ished and his face flushed crimson as -a tall, fair girl sprang lightly out of an -old carry-all and came toward him. Then he leaned back against the gace post and waited, his eyes dancing with the anticipation of a speedy recogni- "MIe Westcott! Impossible!" tlon. But the girl passed him with out th least show of recognition and hwriedly entered the church. Mc Farland saw that she was pale, had sad. hopeless look that went straight to hU heart. He wondered if she was .grieving because of his absence and thought if this was so how soon he should bring the color back to her cheeks and the light of happiness to her epes. While . he was . speculating on this coming happiness two old men drove up in a carriage, and one. hand ing the reins to the other with the air of proprietorship, climbed down from his seat and came up the path toward the gate. It was old James Hennessy. McFarland knew him well as a character generally disliked for his hard, grinding practices, so differ ent from the free, open-handed na tures of the people of the settlement. But the novelty of being a stranger in his native village was wearing away and McFarland called out pieasantly enough: "Good morning, Mr. Hennessy. Have you forgotten the son of your neigh tor McFarland?" "What? So it is; so it is. Back from your wild goose chase after gold and poorer than when you left, I'll warrant," replied the old man gruffly. "I've seen something of the world, at least," laughingly responded Mc Farland, "and that is better than hav ing nothing and seeing nothing which would have been the case had I stayed at home." "Well, you're back in good time," chuckled the old man. "There's going to bea pretty wedding here this morn ing and if you're civil you may get the chance to salute the bride." "Good luck to be sure. And who may be the happy man?" The old man straightened himself. T am, sir. The ceremony will be per formed at the close of the morning service." "It's glad I am for you, Mr. Hen nessy, but who is the bride?" "You saw her go in a moment ago Mollie Wescott." "Mollie Wescott! Impossible." "Why not?" snorted Hennessy. "Is there anything strange about a fine young woman fancying a man with a thousand acres of land and a good bank account? Especially," he added with a leer, "when her father is bank rupt." "Do you mean that Wescott has lost his farm?" "Yes, or would have lost It if a good friend had not stood by him." "You old devil," cried McFarland, advancing upon the other with clenched hands. "So you've got Wescott in a tight place and are forcing him to give you his pretty daughter to save him from ruin." "Travel doesn't seem to have im proved your manners, young man. I should advise you to be more civil or you may not get a chance to taste the wedding cake." The old man went chuckling up the church steps leaving his young rival sweating with impotent rage. Could it be that this fair young girl who had cieen the hope of his life ever since they were playchildren together was willingly sacrificing herself to this miser's gold? No; he would not be lieve it. It must be for her father's sake.- It only he was sure of this he would go into the church and forbid it. He had not come back empty handed and could easily help Mr. Wes cott out of his difficulties. But sup posing she had thrown him over for Hennessy. He paced back and forth before the church door listening to the priest droning out the service, unable to settle on any definite plan of action. "Wud ye like to know something that wud stop the weddin. sor?" whis pered a hoarse voice in his ear. Turn ing, he saw the old man Hennessy had left in the wagon pulling at his sleeve. "I've been wid him Btnce before he left New York," continued the shriv eled little fellow. "He's been a hard master to me all along, but this morn- in' he beat me like a dog because I told him he ought not to ruin this young girl's life. If you would save her, sor, go in and ask him what has become of the wife and children he left back there In the city. He can't deny It, sor." "Glorious old fellow! Gad, I could hug you." "AH I ask ov you, sor. Is that you don't let him know it wux me that told ye. He'd kill me atf he knew." "Never fear. III take care of you all right. Climb back in the carriage and look dumb. I'll attend to the rest of it." McFarland threw his hat into the air for very joy of his feelings and then. smoothing the smiles out of his face, walked solemnly rr.-3 ttie church. The couple were already at the altar and the priest was preparing to say the final words that should maka them man and wife when the young miner strode down the aisle, and touching Hennessy on the shoulder said quiet ly: "Before this matter goes any farther I must have a word with you." The priest was so startled that he dropped his book. People in the pews started to their feet in wild excite ment; Hennrssy turned with a snarl upon the young man, choking with rage at the unseemly interruption. The bride threw one swift glance into the eyes of the stranger, and a flush swept 'over her face and she clutched the al tar rail to steady herself. McFarland was the only cool one in the house. I'm sorry to interrupt the proceed ings, Mr. Hennessy," he continued, but unless you wish the people here to hear what I have to say you'd better " "Away with you, fool!" roared the old man. "Take the madman away. He has nothing I want to hear. Take him away." "If I have nothing you wish to hear I have something that will interest my old neighbors. Listen friends. I am Teddy McFarland. You have all known me since I was a child. Two years ago I went away to seek for gold in the Klondike. While there I worked with a man who once lived in New York. In telling him of the people here I men tioned this man, Hennessy. He asked for more concerning him and recog nized him as a former acquaintance. He told me. that Hennessy ; had a wife and children in New York, that he deserted them to come west; left them to starve. I can prove what I say. You Know- it is true. Look at the old ras cal. He shows his guilt in his looks. jfou don't deny it, do you Hennessy?" "They are all dead, long -ago," stammered the old man groping blind ly around for his cane. "Oh, no they're not Hennessy. There's time enough yet for you to make , amends. Let me help you to your carriage. You seem rather feeble.' Hennessy pushed aside the preferred assistance and staggered out of the church. The young miner turned and held out his arms and Mollie Westcott whis pered her thanks from the safe retreat of his enfolding. "The saints forgive me for lying in "I Must Have a Word with You." the church, but it'll save the old mat. a beating," thought McFarland as he bent to kiss the gold of Mollie's hair. Collies. James Hogg, the Ettrick shepherd has many anecdotes of the breed of dogs known as the collies. He had one named "Sirrah," of which he re lates the following: "Upon one occa sion, about seven hundred lambs, which were under his care at leaning time, broks. up at midnight and scam pered off, in three divisions, across the neighboring hills, in spite of all that he and an assistant could do to keep them together. The night was so dark that he could not see Sirrah but the faithful animal heard his mas ter lament their absence in words which, of all others, were sure to set him most on the alert, and without more ado, he silently set off in quest of the recreant flock. Meanwhile the shepherd and his companion did not fail to do all in their power to recover their lost charge; they spent the whole night in scouring the hills for miles around, but of neither the lambs nor Sirrah could they obtain the slightest trace. It was the most extraordinary circumstance that had ever occurred in the annal3 of pastoral life. They had nothing for it, day having dawned, but to return to their master, and in form his: that they had lost his whole flock of lambs, and knew not what was to become of one of them. On their way home however, they discovered a lot of lambs at the bottom of a deep ravine called the Flesh Cleuch, and the indefatigable Sirrah standing in front of them looking round for some relief, but still true to his charge. The sun was then up, and when they first came in view they concluded that it was one of the divisions which Sirrah had been unable to manage until he came to that commanding situation. But what was their astonishment when they dis covered that not one lamb of the whole flock was wanting. How he had got all the divisions collected in the dark is beyond comprehension. The charge was left entirely to himself from mid' night until the rising sun; and if all the shepherds in the forest had been there to have assisted him they could not have effected it with greater pro priety. The Humane Leaflet. Where the Fmbll If the congressman who declare that the West Point cadets must be have or the academy will be closed. will hold his ear to the ground, be will hear a rumbling cf applause from the American people. Baltimore Herald. Of the 1,500 convicts in Tenne twenty-two claim to be college grad uates. PLAYS MANY PARTS. PRINCESS DE CHIMAY ON BANKS OF NILE. Bar Dwelling- Then, Recently Deserted Would Have Bean the Envy of Cleo patra X.mtly Returned to London Whew 6ba Uvea Incognito, (Special Letter.) If Cleopatra had v.saried of the Realm of Shades and returned to mundane existence, she could not have wished a more perfect mortal temple for her material dwelling place than in the person of the former Princess de Chimay, formerly Miss Ward, of De troit, Mich., who has for some years inhabited the country of the dusky en chantress. In outward appearance thi3 modern Cleopatra Is the direct oppo site of her renowned predecessor. Masses of blonde hair fall with be-. witching carelessness about a brow of shining whiteness; her lips a verita ble Cupid's bow; shell-like ears, decked with Oriental gems of rare design; and. as -a climax, the mellowest of brown eyes "There's a picture for you!" Such is the Princess de Chimay in re pose. Add to this the voluptuous, un dulating motion of her walk, and oae fancies It must have been some crea tion ..like- this that, was. in. the. poet's mind when he sang, "The women for gave her, all but her beauty." After four year's existence on the Nile, she has returned to London, England, in cognito except to a favored few and rests exempt from social obligations and society's Innuendoes. The Princess is an intelligent woman, and has a unique way of expressing her ideas. She has discarded the time-honored theory that "All the world's a stage," and calls it a "ball en masque." It is now about five years since the Princess de Chimay produced a social earthquake by leaving her home and husband, the Prince de Chimay, and taking flight in company with the Hungarian violinist, Rigo. Princess Many Roles. Many are the roles in the drama of life that have been enacted by Clara Ward. A rich American heiress and a noted beauty, she was sent to school in Paris. It was not likely that such a prize would remain long unclaimed among Continental nobility, and at the early age of 16 Clara Ward be came the Princess de Chimay. The Prince was cold, and, though it was said that he was never beloved by the American Princess, she " insists she THE PRINCESS IN BEDOUIN HEAD DRESS. did love him. She speaks with the greatest respect of his admirable qualities, and with deep regret of the scandal which her conduct brought upon his name. Those who are in timately acquainted with her say she is not at all the vulgar, heartless wo man that "yellow journalism" has painted her. As a child, flattered and courted for her wealth and position as well as personal charm, delving into the swiftest swirl of society m a dozen capitals, the wife of a distin guished Prrace, maid of honor at the Belgian court, eight times a mother, a divorcee and still under 30 years of age; here is a remarkable record. In the course of an interview the Prin cess said: "I am going to tell you something the world has never known. I did not leave my home for the sake of caprice, but because I had lost my position and was too proud to remain anywhere un der sufferance." t . Attention from n Kief. "But ho.w ,hd -you -lost -your posi tion?" "Of course, you know the story of the Belgian court. No? I thought every one knew it. The king had shown me such marked favoritism that the jealousy and hatred of the entire court had been aroused against me. At the celebrated garden party, when I entered, all the ladies turned their backs on me, and only one man had the courage to extend his hand In friendship. What I suffered in that moment of insulted pride no one can ever know. Then I broke the strictest law of the court, that no one may leave the assembly until the queen has left. I insisted on calling my carriage, and left, ..thereby banishing myself from court forever. I must tell you that the queen on this occasion was most sweet and kind to me, and, coming to me in a friendly way. said she knew It was not my fault. In the fullness of her courtesy, she invited me once again, but, of course, it was understood that I should not accept. "Oh. yes! I regret my children, so clever and attractive, and I have the right to see them once a month; but. like the true mother of Solomon's Judgment, I love them too much to cause them suffering from my lost position." One question was launched: How could the Princess so forget her wo manhood as to pose for the pictures which at one time flooded Paris, but which were suppressed by the police? Her eyes filled with teais as she re plied: A Wicked Act "Ah! that was a wicked act of re venge on my part which I would give half my life to undo. But perhaps it would Interest you to know that some 4,000 of those photographs were sold in England, more than, in any other country. Many photographs, and very vulgar ones, have been exhibited un der my name which were not of me at all." In the Probate court at Chicago, a few days ago, the Princess was for mally adjudged to be a spendthrift, and incapable of managing her prop erty. Mr. Thomas R. Lyons, her un cle, was appointed conservator of her estate and filed a bond of $100,000. He alleged that since she came into her property in" 1894 his niece has spent $400,000, in addition to an annual in come of from $35,000 to $50,000. Proof was furnished that she concurred in the belief that a conservator was necessary. VALUE OP THE COLD BATH. Enjoyment of n Bath the BCeaenro of Its Btsollk The cold bath, whether a plunge In the tub or the sea is not for the deli cate, the nervous or those whose heart action is weak. In sad emulation of their more vigorous companions, many have indulged in a cold bath to their subsequent regret. The enjoyment of a bath should be the measure of its benefit. Some who are hardy enough to experience the warm glow that follows quick reaction may derive certain ton ic effects from the dip in cold water, but when nature hangs out her danger signals of chattering teeth and purple lips let one beware of repetition. No good can result, and harm may. It is only by experimenting that one can ascertain the temperature of a bath that is most-conducive to health and cleanliness, but having found it let her not be tempted by the advocate of the daily cold plunge. The cold bath. besides having little or no value as a cleansing agent, consumes more of the vitality in order to effect reaction. Few persons are endowed with sufficient physical vigor to be able to afford so needless an expenditure of vital force. The hot bath is just as stimulating as the cold one, although it is not gener ally so conceded. Cold baths have been found of value as remedial measures in fevers and kindred illness, but as a rule they should not be taken except under medical supervision even by the young and vigorous. CONDEMNED GOOD MONEY. Treasurer Robblns of Texas Thong-nt It Was All Counterfeit. Treasurer Robbins of the state of Texas has sent to Chief of the Secret Service Wilkie at Washington $124 in good money which he had condemned as counterfeit. When : Mr. Robbins took charge of the Texas treasury he found carried in the cash of the in stitution $1,774 in counterfeit paper money, which had accumulated for many years. Mr. Robbins recently se cured the passage of an act by the state legislature authorizing him to charge this amount off his books and send the counterfeits to Washington for destruction. The bundle of bills was received by Chief .Wilkie and each bill was carefully examined by Expert Moran. Many of the counterfeits were of very old issues, and they included some of the finest examples of the work of Brockway, the most skillful counterfeiter the officials of the gov ernment have had to contend with. Mr. Moran found, however, that the bundle included $124 in good money. Including two genuine $5 notes Issued by Canadian banks. - Robbins will re ceive $124 la new bills, which he will turn into the state treasury. Foud Horseshoe In n Lor. A curiosity was disclosed at Work & Yeend's sawmill, Ravenna, Pa., re cently. A large oak log was put on to be sawed. A slab nearly 18 inches in thickness was cut off the butt. Then a plank one and one-half inches thick was severed, and the saw started on a trip through the log for another plank of the same thickness. When about four inches from the butt there was a cracking, buzzing and fly ing of teeth. The saw was choked down so that it stopped the engine. The log was run back,, and when the saw. was free it had been stripped of all its teeth, 38 in number. The ob stacle was dug out and found to be a horses 's shoe. It was hand-turned and in a good state of preservation, prob ably having rusted, but very little since being covered. The supposition is that the shoe was nailed on the tree for hitching purposes and the wood grew over it. It is said that the age of a tree can be ascertained by counting the number of grain rings, each grain representing a year. If this be true the horseshoe has been covered over half a century, for 58 rings were between it and the bark. A SW Bench of j A bunch of asparagus, to bring $5, must be something extraordinary. I. A. Powell, a produce dealer on North Front street, sold for that price on Friday an enormous bunch to James Hirwood, a restaurateur. The as paragus had been grown by William B. Powell on his farm on the Marl ton pike, near Camden. The stalks were 22 inches in height and from 1 to 2 inches In diameter. The bunch, which contained 50 stalks, was la cir cumference just the size of a bushel measure. It was a marvelous thing to behold, and there were more offers than one of X5 for It. Ban's Mam moth Is the name of the asparagus, which isNjust as sweet and tender as it" is huge. Mr. Powell grew a similar bunch on his farm last year. Phila delphia Record. ltacsas tlcw notes. 1 Clarion is talking about a new $20,- 000 hoteL The new Catholic church at Orient has been dedicated. Rural free delivery will bo estab lished at West Point the first of July. A heel fly alighted f n tfce tire of D. WV Blaine's automol I.e In Pratt and punctured it. Of the 106 teacherj aM-snding the ln- etitute in Neosho count J, twenty-seven have red hair. -"' Woodbury county has contracted with tax ferrets to investigate its de linquent taxes. The Chanute band found that it had sufficient surplus breath to blow itself for new uniforms. New machinery is being installed in the canning factory at Waverly and the plant is being enlarged. Convicts in the penitentiary appear to have concluded to let the warden and his deputy run the place. A man in Coolidge advertises that he has fitted up an ice cream parlor in one corner of his blacksmith shop. An Atchison committee is trying to arrange for the presence of the duke ot Cornwall at the next corn carnival. Because he purchased a ready mad 9 coat instead of having a tailor make it, a Dubuque policeman was arrested. Things have been at fever heat in Lawrence ever since the University o Kansas conferred those 182 degrees. There are 13,772 Congregationalists in Kansas, and yet New England won ders where all the Yankees have gone. A little boy in Herrington who couldn't wait untU July 4, killed his Bister a few days ago with a toy pistol. Two horses recently sold by Cyrus Leland were shipped to New York and then sent to Denmark for the royal stables. Blue Rapids has a woman who makes $3 per day as a paper hanger. She can hang twelve double rolls, with border, in eight hours. A modest man in Troy claims to have been around the globe eight times, speaks thirty-two languages and knows the Koran by heart. A Kansas man offers to exchange a mule for a wife, which causes an ex change to remark that some men never konw when they are well off. Ex-Mayor S. F. Neeley of Leaven worth has given the contract for the erection of his new $65,000 hotel to ex Mayor C. A. Fellows of Topeka. A McPherson man is sueing his wife, a dressmaker, for divorce, which shows, among other things, that seam stresses are not always what thty seem. The State Agricultural college has Is sued a booklet devoted to "pruns do mestica." Probably it explains how to tell them from the wild or razorback prunes. Mrs. R. A. Baker of Concordia had two husbands and three sons killed in the civil war. Her first husband was killed early in the war and her second served toward the close. Farmer Hales of Jackson county gave a rat killing bee at which 300 rodents and fifteen gallons of ice cream were disposed of. Evidently the guests found it appetizing work. Dogs are not taxable under the To peka ordinance until they are sis weens Ola, ana me nurauer oi large, shaggy, overgrown pups in town is the marvel of the dog catcher. Wind was so brisk in the vicinity of Liberal one day recently that workmen on the Rock Island extension com plained that they couldn't hit the spikes with their sledge hammers. A crying baby interrupted one ot the speakers at the alumni banquet in Lawrence. The speaker paused and then added: "I will suspend my re marks while the class of 1916 gives its yell." Workmen repairing the roof of the court house at Cimarron found a busheL of cartridges concealed in the garret. They had been hidden there by sharp shooters during the county seat war in Gray county fifteen years ago. James Jenkins of Grant township ad vertises In . the Pratt County Union that he will pay twenty-five cents each for all bull snakes three feet or over in length. He dometicates them and they keep the premises free from rats and mice. Thirty-one railway conductors hav made reports to the state labor com missioner of work and pay for- the year. An average run ot 3.353 miles per month was made. Their average annual income was $1,071 and their ex penses $778. No drafted Kansas soldier ever served in the army of his country. Feb ruary 15, 1865. a draft actually com menced in Kansas and was continued until March 16, when a peremptory or der came from Washington to suspend the draft and release the men who had been conscripted. This order came in response to official protests from Kan sas in which the 'fact was set forth that the state had furnished more troops in proportion to her population than any other state in the Union. IT-J .11 1 11. -tOff 1 OCT UllUer Hit IUB LIU1U XODl HP 13W the Kansas quota was 12,832. The actual number of volunteers furnished was 21306. or 8,875 in excess of her fust proportion. On the theory that the Kaw river is navigable it is under the supervision 3f the federal government and the state fish warden has no jurisdiction along Its banks. It is, therefore, permis sible to catch any kind of fish in any way at any time if you can. . At the twenty-ninth commencement of the University of Kansas degrees were granted to 167. The graduate from the School of Arts numbered 113; from the School of Engineering, 13; from the School of Law, 9; from the School of Pharmacy, 20; from the School of Fine Arts, 7; froci the School of Medicine 5.