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Little one, my little one,. When first you walked alone. With eager trust you kept your hands Held out to grasp my own Toward me was bent each step you took. And by your anxious, pleading look Your faith was sweetly shown. IL Little one, my little one, "Since you. are larger grown. Forgetting to depend on me. You run about alone Yet when your little troubles rise Ah, you return with tearful eyes. And my protection own. IIL Little one, my little one, In weakness I am prone To crave His guidance, to depend Upon His love alone But when my step grows firm I let My faith lie sleeping and forget All glory save my own. IV. Little one, my little one. Your childish ways have shown That I am weak, that I am still A child, though larger grown; In weal I boldly cope with men. In woe I turn to Him again. Afraid to walk alone. S. E. Kiser. . Journal of a Contented Woman. BY SARAH ROGERS. Copyriht. 190 h- by Daily Story Pub. Co.) November 1 I have decided today to become contented, whatever my earth ly lot. I have been so discontented lately that any change will be wel come. And has not Shakespeare said: My crown is In my heart, not on my head ; Not decK'd with diamonds and Indian stone. Nor to be seen my crown. Is eall'd con tent: A crown It la that seldom kings enjoy. -So I am going to be contented and wear my unseen crown upon my heart, knowing that few kings enjoy a like privilege. - - . Fate has made me the only relative well-groomed, ordinary business of a business brother. Now at the very tart In order to explain, if not Justify my discontent, this Is not in the least what I should have apportioned for myself. I am not even, determined that I should have selected a brother as a solitary relative, but it I had. ha should have been a distinguished, uni versity bred person, cultured to his finger-tips and president of Harvard. no less, and given to entertaining the greatest litterateurs of the day. What Destiny has chosen for me in the shape -of Tom Is a handsome, well-groomed. Ordinary business man. devoted to' the manufacture of eilver-plated table ware. The -Creighton , knives and spoons and forks are the best in the market, as Tom is certainly the "very dearest fellow in the world, even" though I say I should not have selected him for a brother If I were ordering one. Nor would I have chosen Or ton as a place of residence, preferring rather to reside at Cambridge with my presidential brother. - - Orton Is a mass of factory chimneys, which spell out the word commerce every day In the week except Sunday. I have never "Been Cambridge, but I Imagine' it a cloistered, ivy-clad colony of ancient buildings faithfully guard ing all the traditions of culture. -: . And bo here is. the problem' which Destiny has set . me, 'and which I can solve only by putting my invisible crown firmly on my hearty . - Orton has one salient advantage; be ing given over to commerce. It Is com mercially situated; it is a seaport town. There is a distinct profit for a person who loves sunsets and moon-rises;' for a bit out of the town where the fac tories have not yet penetrated there is saperb stretch between the salt meadows and the sea. One can walk 'directly Into the very heart of the sun setthe changing, mysterious heart of the sunset which has always ' had. a strange fascination for me. What a wonderful picture I saw there the other evening as I took my solitary stroll along the "loud-sounding" sea! It was extreme low tide, and the sand fiats lay in long, dark-brown reaches amidst tranquil pools of water which reflected faithfully the thousand brilliant colors of the west. Far out at sea the waves were breaking In a white line against the dark, sharp lines of the sand A wholesome tang of salt was la the air. which blew in freshly across the wide expanse of delicate sapphire-tinted sea. The son bad disappeared behind "a bank or rose-colored cloud, and no words of mine can express the glori ous symphony of golds and purples and scarlets and pale-green . and -radiant blues, which changed and deepened and brightened in the aky. and threw Itself deep down Into the peaceful beauty the salt pools, among the long stretches of black sand. Such things must be seen to be appreciated, but no one can look upon such divine loveli ness without becoming a better man, I felt as It I had been In church and -had heard the angels singing. When the last triumphant note of color had died away In the deep sky and night was settling down tranquilly over the sea and the meadows. I turned back again toward Orton with a feeling that my crown was very firmly lodged upon my heart, and that all Orton couldn't shake it off. All Orton was probably too busy to try. The factory chimneys were all standing thick and tall and r black against the opal sky exactly as I bad last seen them when I turned my back upon them for the sunset and forgot them.'- Little golden tails of fir were flickering - and darting from their mouths, and I felt a great and sudden compassion for the thousand toiling men and women who were there at work in those grim, gaunt buildings, so far away from the glories of the sun set. I felt all the sorrier because I knew if by some sudden caprice on the part of the boss a holiday might be theirs, they would not waste it In tame ly walking along the meadows by the sea at sunset, but would fly to the bargain-counter among the haunts of men. What would they do with my leisure, my well-to-doness, my certainty of an excellent dinner at the end of my long walk, my solitude, my books, my The "loud-sounding sea." thoughts? Not one of my beloved Ideas would they adopt, and as I looked at the thousand dancing little tongues of flame I seemed to see the toil and sor row and loss of all those who were less fortunate than I, but who would never know it, and the lust for gold seemed to write itself all over the sky in those flickering flames, and to cry down the glorious wonder of the great sun which had set. I felt, of my crown in order to make quite certain that it was still in my heart, and then I fell into line between the rows of prosaic houses and went prosaically home to dinner. It is so much easier to be prosaic when the sun has gone down and darkness is upon the land, so I was not so shocked as I might have been when Tom told me triumphantly that the silver business was booming awfully, and that an or der for three thousand spoons had just come In from Chicago. Jap Find a New Island. - - According to the Japan Times a new island has been discovered in the Sea of Japan. From a statement appearing in the Nichi Nlchi it appears that the island is situated at a point between Ul-long-do Island, off Korea, and the Oki Archipelago, off the coasts of the San-in-do, the distance from either B.ue being 30 miles. No maps ever pub lished contain any refernce to the isl and, which Is reported to be about two miles in length and about the same in breadth. It was about a year or two ago that the island was first discovered by a fisherman of Kyushu, who found the waters in its neighborhood full of sea horses. " Kew England Fftnum for Tobaeco. ' There are in the United States 700,- 000 acres of land devoted to tobacco, of which 1,000 acres are in New Enaind. The annual yield of all kinds in the country is about 500,000,000 pounds, of which New England raises 19,000,000. The, average yield per acre throughout the country Is 700 pounds, but In New Kngland it Is 1,700 pounds. It Is inter esting that all the tobacco raised in the country belongs to two or three botanical species, yet there are more than sixty varieties grown commercial ly all of them quite distinct in "shape, color and qaulity of leaf. Harper's Weekly. . Th Coco Baaa. According to a government publica tion, the cocoa bean from which choc olate is manufactured is produced in Its finest form In the republic of Ven ezuela, though various oth r parts of Central and South America grow and export large quantities. Two crops of the bean are gathered each year, and the manufacture consists simply in grinding up the beans into a meal and then adding sugar and arrowroot, with the necessary flavor generally vanil la or cinnamon. The mass is then moistened until It la in a semi-fluid state, after which It Is run. into molds of the proper shape. " Ba'lM Goes Or SS.OOO Pt Tei&serene de Bori. Che French aero naut, has secured the lowest . tm- nAvatnM mnrk nn rMflrd 72 dSETMW centigrade, or 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The reading was registered on a ther mometer in a trial Daiioon Bene up recently, which rose to a height 38,000 feet. B But Ckiutal Sanaa. The Duchess of Cornwall is blessed with a liberal assortment of Christian ..mM i eht in all. Should she eventu ally share the British throne she can select from the following: Augustine, Louise. Olga, Pauline, Claudine and Agnes. Mr, Reginald de Koven has complet ed the score tor "The Daughters ' De lightful." a piec for which Mr. Georgt V. Hot-thaa written the libretto. " People and. president of Chile. Don Jerman Riesco, who at the elec tion in Chile on Tuesday last. . re- jeeived a majority for president, was 'supported by most of the liberals and radicals and by part of the Conserva tive party. He is a relative of the re- . tiring president, Senor Errazuriz. Don Pedro Montt, Riesco 's opponent, was supported by a majority of the conservatives, or clericals, and by part ( of the liberal party. Both Senor Riesco PRESIDENT RIESCO. and Senor Montt are moderate lib erals. - Japan' Haoid Hi- The assassination of Hoshi Torn, the chief of the liberals at Toyko, is now said to be traceable to the organization known as. "Soshi," consisting of tur bulent patriots who have before now given the Japanese government much cause for anxiety. In accordance with the general topsy-turvydom of the country, the "Soshi," instead of being revolutionaries, as the western world knows them, are ultra-conservatives, who have bitterly opposed foreign In novations. With a logic which has commended itself to Europeans and Americans living In Japan, they have seldom offered the "tonjinsan," as the foreigner is popularly known in Japan, actual physical violence, confining their attention to their own country men. This is not the first time that assassination has played a part In their propaganda. . This year, by the way, marks -a memorable anniversary in the history of Japan. - Incredible as it may ap pear, only thirty years have passad since the empire of the mikado emerged from the system of feudalism which had existed for centuries, and which In its broad principles was not unlike the ancient baronial institutions of Europe. In 1871 the dalmyates were abolished and perfectures established in. their stead. Almost simultaneously for events moved very quickly the disestablishment of Buddhism began and a mint was opened at Osaka. The following year the first line of railway was laid, conscription was introduced and an edict issued prohibiting nudity in cities. To Christen the ffrujeton. v Isabel Truxtun, a reigning beauty of Norfolk, Vs., is to christen the torpe do boat named after her illustrious an cestor. Commodore Thomas Truxton (born 1775, died 1822), who was voted ISABEL. TRUXTON. a gold medal by Congress. Her fabl er, the late William Thalbot Truxtua, U. S. N., was the grandson of the com modore. fiot K.eepin jKffoin-tmr1j. Carelessness in keeping appoint ments is one of the evils of the age. Time was when it was considered a point of honor to be exact in such matters,' and the person who did not fulfil his promises was not regarded as fit to do business with. Most men today will, promise anything, and at the moment have no thought of meet ing an engagement unless it is to their own Interest to do so. Punctual men. honorable men. faithful to every trust, spend a large part of their time waiting- for irresponsible lagards who either arrive not at all, or if they do arrive are half an hour late and full of lame excuses. These men are rob bers, stealing the time of others In ac commodating themselves. , J. W. Bell, member of the Canadian lower house of parliament, suffered a paralytic stroke on July 1. and la now at death's door. He was elected to a skat In parliament from Ad4ington In 1882, and with the exception of the term of 1891-'6 has served ever since. Ha is considered one. of tbi. most en ergetic and popular members of the common-. 'A News and Views Indian Trie Injunction. A decidedly interesting situation is developing in Oklahoma,' where the United States federal government has been planning to throw open for set tlement the lands of the Kiowa, Com anche and Apache Indians on Aug. 9, says an editorial writer in the Chicago News. As has happened heretofore when Indian lands were opened for settlement, the "boomers" in large numbers have lined up along the bor der of the territory. Some of them, in their anxiety lest they be unfortunate in the distribution, have crossed the line, in spite of all restrictions, stak ing out claims which seem desirable and preparing to seize and hold them by force. To obviate this, the federal officials have ' arranged a novel plan of drawing lots; the man drawing the first number receiving the right to take his pick, the one drawing the next number securing second choice and so on. . As there are only 13, 473 homestead claims, it was certain that many of the boomers must be disappointed and the prospects for an open clash were bright. Now, however, a new and wholly unexpected complication ap pears in the shape . of a protest from poor Lo himself. The humble red man, In the .person of one Lone Wolf, through his attorneys, propose to plead in the courts that under the constitu tion "no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law," and that therefore the taking of the Indian's land is uncon stitutional. Whether or not Lo is a "person" Is for the courts to discover. Certainly he has not always been treat ed as such, but his present attitude of resistance indicates that he may have been undergoing a process of evolution which is turning him into one. Death of John Fisffs- A popular vote undoubtedly would. have given John Fiske the foremost ly executed. His sudden death now JOHN FISKE. place among living American histori ans. His fame grew steadily as each succeeding year added a new link to the elaborate series of American his tories which he had planned and part leaves that enterprise unfinished, but the portions completed are still suf ficient to give him a permanent place by the-side of Parkman, whose succes sor In many respects he was. In artis tic beauty of diction he was not Park man's equal, but in breadth of knowl edge, of sympathy, and of outlook he had no superior among all the his torians the 'nation has produced. Pro fessor Fiske was familiarizing Amer icans with the history of their coun try, from the date of its discovery. He had the faculty of infusing interest into the driest periods. His historical knowledge was encyclopedic, yet with his great powers of memory he also had a rare Judgment that enabled him to tell the Interesting things and leave out the rest. He wrote history as a good novelist writes stories. While his work was not always free from error, it waa in the main remarkably r re liable. . He did. not aim at the bril liancy of Macaulay or Froude, but he was more Just and more accurate. He did not describe the manners, customs, and conditions of the people as Mc Master does, for the longer period of time he covered would not allow of it. His tolerant .spirit, his kindly but judicial attitude, and his clear and natural English make his books de lightful reading. When Ejctr ernes Meet. ' Extremes met at the recent confer ring of degrees at the University of Melbourne. . The duke of Cornwall and York received his D. C. L. and an engine driver in the employ" of the Victorian railway department, James Horatio O'Connell, took the degrees of master of arts and bachelor of science. O'Connell is a towering Irish-Australian giant,' and he gained these aca demic distinctions by his own unaided efforts, by constant study in bis leis ure hours, indomitable pluck and per severance. ... " A.fter Long Service. T. S. Gold of Cornwall, Conn, has resigned as secretary of the Connecti- - . cut state' board of agriculture after a continuous service of thlrt y-f our years. Mr. Gold claims that the Seckel pear Is the acme of perfection in fruit, thereby challenging the old eaying " that "doubtless-. God might have made '. a - better berry than the strawberry, but doubtless. He never did." i Current Topics J French Canadian Aids "Britain, Edouard Girouard has left South Africa, and Is now In England for rest and change. He is one of Kitchener's "young men," and has had charge of all the South African 'railways during Kitchener's campaign. Sir Edouard Is a French-Canadian, and accompanied Lord Kitchener to the Soudan in the '80s as a subaltern in the Engineers. He is now a colonel and a K. C- M. G., EDOUARD GIROUARD. so his advancement has been almost as rapid as .that of his chief. .A Fossil Mine. The state of Wyoming is a geological wonderland, for, geologically speaking, it is the newest land on the continent. There are very rich fossil deposits in the state.-the remains varying In size from little invertebrates to the giant dinosaurs. In the richest portion there has been established a fossil quarry, situated In the extreme southwestern part of Wyoming, near the town of Kemmerer, at the summit of a moun tain 8,200 feet above the sea level. The geological formation is known as the "CJl-AAn Rivpr Tprtiarv " Tho nYin'A here is laminated and carboniferous and some streaks are bituminous, car rying paraffin and oil in large quanti ties. The quarry Is worked exclusively by hand and there are no blasting opera tions. The shale is split into slabs, broken with sledge hammers and thrown over the bank by hand. From the top of the quarry to the'floor," a few feet below, the shale contains fos sils. . When the slabs containing the specimens are cut and taken out they are very moist and are dried out to about a third of their original weight before the' cleaning process begins. It is difficult to clean the fossils when the shale is too dry, for it requires the utmost skill and care to clean the more delicate specimens. Knives and saws made especially for the purpose are used. A hut or cabin Is situated at the foot of the mountain, more than a mile from the quarry, and the workmen bring the slabs to this place to prepare them. The specimens when they are properly cleaned are exceedlnglybeau tiful, the fishes with all their bones outlined being especially interesting. The Green river fishes are considered the finest specimens of fossil fishes. .A 'Princess' Carrier. The first-born of the king and queen of Italy will take her outings In an TOLANDA'S PERAMBULATOR. English perambulator. The baby prin cess Yolanda - is not to be ' wheeled thrrtnsrh the narks of the imnerial cas tles ia an old-fashioned baby carriage, but in what is. known as an imperial canoe pattern, mounted on cee springs and proof against Jolting and anything that may Jar the good nature of the royal infant. . Princess Yolanda's perambulator was made by a London manufacturer. Its entire framework, including the wheels, is silver-plated. The body of the little-vehicle Is painted a pur white and the interior ia lined with a rich white satin, with an elaborate awning of white corded silk, with fin lace to protest the precious occupant from the Italian sun. The Empress of Japan Is Just about a year older than the emperor, al though she seems younger. She Is rather fine looking from a Japanese standpoint, being short and petite. She now dresses in European style, al though when first married she woro Japanese clothes and blacked her teeth, aa did all good Japanese wives thirty years ago. Today her teeth are aa white as those of any - American beauty and her clothes are of the -latest Paris fashion. The Marquis of Rlpon, who recently celebrated his golden weddinz. has) been a dairyman for years, in and abort the picturesque town of Rlpon, Yorkshire, may be seen milk wagons bearing his formal title, "The most noble the Marquis of Ripon." He also has a milk store in London, whera country dairy products are sold.