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A silvery tide, called "Sunny Side," Goes creeping 'round the earth. And never a place but wins a grace In the jubilant flood of mirth. From the dancing gleam on the fretted stream To the dimple on baby's cheek That, in and out, to his merry shout. Twinkles a hide and seek. Wherever it goes, the darkness glows And men and women sing: It fills their eyes with a glad surprise And stays their sorrowing: The heart is a tune, the world Is June, Nothing is old or gray. As it passes along with the swell of a song Like a musical break of day. O Spirit of Love, In the blu4 above. Who makest the sun to flame. Who guidest the flight of the planet bright. And callest the stars by name. It is thou dost hide in the "Sunny Side," And creepest from heart to heart. And, soul or clod, we share trie God Who comes, and shadows part. Ths Traumarei. BY C. JOYCE. (Copyright. 1901, by Daily Story Pub. Co.) Dear Jack Tomorrow is the begin ning of the world! The banners are planted, the flags are flying, the drums are waiting. Oh! Jack, do you know it out there do you know it, or have you forgotten? I am to be married to morrow in all the war paint and feathers I can hold. (Tom's dream is to see me a convulsion of sunburst.) Tnese few brief moments are my own the very last perhaps that shall ever be my own, absolutely, to do with as I please. I am here in my old sky parlor on an air line with the moon, my walls stripped bare of campaign trophies, the landmarks all destroyed. Out of - the shoal of treasure I have saved only the old red slippers, my "Seven League Boots" (I Quailed at them) lo! they are on my feet this instant. Isn't it wonderful I can keep from flying acros3 the world to you? The play time is over. Jack. I am a woman now, with all the deeps and all the shallows of a woman's soul. My wedding gown and veil are stretched in state across my couch (I shall look like a pound cake), and I've kissed myself good-bye a dozen times. It is the Impossible come true! The world is very beautiful in spots I know that well. I lovetit all the strong, swift wind, the smell of the wet brown earth but tonight, tonight of all nights, a street piano stopped beneath my window and played the Trau merei ! Think of it, Jack the Traumerel! With a gust it swept the past wido open (What a little heap the wedding bells and orange flowers made.) Dear Mr. Far-A way. how long ago we are! Oh! I can laugh as much as you at that vanished night the night I thought the whole world hushed to hear you say you loved me I can laugh at the two mad mortals who thought God had the time to solve the problems of their hearts, and when their eyes were shut cried out all men were blind. The stillness and the darkness were fragrant with the breath of coming rain have you forgotten how I shiv ered in the shadows? You stretched .S?j ' 1 " "Think of It, Jack the Traumerel your arm to draw me to you. but for some vague reason I moved away. Even yet I can see the dear wonder in your eyes and then, without a word, you took your violin and played the Trau merel. , That first sweet letter Is beside me now. "Oh! Dear, Dear, Dear," you wrote, "a bird with a golden throat Is In my heart today. How can my pen find words to say when crotchets and qua vers come drip drip dripping from it? But listen hard; perhaps one lit tle note of its pure melody will reach you. I love you love you love you! This is the burden of it, in every ma jor and every minor key "that ever was or ever could be written. Twelve .long hours since I have seen you. Dearest twelve more must crawl across the face of Time ere I can touch your hand. 1 2 iM Mil mm wonder If you know how much this means to me? How heigat and depth are filled by you. Tonight a star a great white star came out and climbed across the west. I watched It going past the hills and down the slopes of Heaven until I lost it. 'Take her my true, true love,' I whispered, and when a sudden breeze came floating sweetly by I thought it' brought a message from you. How fanciful my heart has grown, beloved. I only wish it had al ways been as stainless as it is this mo ment. Good-night good-bye. Oh ! love me, Dear, although I am 3 little worthy." What a ' pair of precious fools we were. Jack. Life Is a big round apple but we took our bite too soon. Communing with the saints has made me clear of sight. On the whole, I think it has added to my flavor. I never lose my gloves and my shoe (m "He has no imagination." strings are always tied now though I wonder how you'd view my enthusiasm for Welsh rarebit and beer. That ri diculous piano man went up the street four hours ago, yet here I sit at the edge of dawn waving farewell to you. Change is the inexorable law of na ture. We must go forward or back ward; there is no standing still. After all, I am satisfied with you as you are, though I shall never find you again, any more than I shall find those sweet spring mists when the whole world ended at the mountain top and you and I had no one but each other. Oh! Jack, I hear your "Strad" is up for sale. For Sale with all that sum mer's melodies asleep upon Its strings! Don't laugh. Fate is a scurvy god dess, but I am not vanquished. My head tomorrow shall wear the glory of the Aurora Borealis and my feet are capable of doing rag-time up the aisle. Tom has no soul for music he is forty, fat and bald the Traumerel only gives him a hollow in the stom ach. He has no imagination, Tom, but a town house, a country seat, and two pairs of cobs. On the whole, I think I can face to morrow calmly. (The envy of my bridesmaids spurs me on.) What if I beat against the bars? That one mad flight into the air only tired me the width of the sky fright ened me. The world is such a pigmy world to conquer and yet and yet God help me the Traumerel! NEL.L. Poisoning Cases in India. In the Middle ages the generally ao cepted way to get rid of an enemy was to poison him. That the practice has not been entirely discontinued is prov ed by the record of a year's poisoning cases in the Bombay presidency, where the practice -Is still extensive. Arsenic is the favorite agent, probably owing to the facility with which it can be procured and the rough similarity of the symptoms produced by It to those of disease. Major Barry records one case where two beggars were drug ged with opium in order that they might be robbed of eight' annas (8d.) The medico-legal cases referred to in the report only shows the cases which are brought to light, but It Is a common opinion that the crime of poisoning is excessively frequent. These remarks apply to nearly all parts of India. Copper, cerbera, dha tura, mercury, phosphorus, and ground glass are other poisons selected. Pigeon-Toed Women I read an article in last Sunday's San entitled "Pigeon-Toed Women. Ac cording to the writer's statement, three out of every four women are pigeon-toed, and the writer's Inform ant, who was a photographer, was un able to account for this seeming de formity. I think it is easily accounted for. It is entirely due to woman's vanity. From girlhood a woman Is always anxious to know how her dress hangs behind. In order to find out she places hersetlf with her back to a mir ror, and then, in order to see how her dress hangs, she has to turn herself partly around, and in so doing, if she turns to the right, she has to toe In with her left foot, and if to the left, vice versa. This may not be the only solution, but I think It is one of them. C. R. H. Hawkins in New York Sun. ria K T in Second-Band Bootes. " ' There are books that can be sajsly used, notably reading books that the child never takes home, never studies, and merely has, in hand while reading in the class, but no book worked over, bent over, and carried home, as are geograpries, grammars, and arithme tics, should ever be pssed on from one class to another. Medical science, or dinary decency .and humanity all de mand that we at least minimize the evil in- second hand school books. Journal of Education. Volcanic action, coral deposits and shell formations produced the founda tions upon which rest the coming new possessions of the United States the Danish West Indies. They are com posed of the islands of St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix and cost this government $4,020,000. It is assumed by geologists that at no very late date all the islands of the. West Indies group formed a land connecting link between North and South America. The largest island of the group in question is St. Croix, having an area of 135 square miles; St. Thomas comes with fifty-three square miles, and St. John last with thirty-five square miles. The population of the three islands Is about 33,000, chiefly composed of 'negroes. As early as 1500 all the West Indies (called so by Columbus, because he thought he had discovered the west ward passage o India where he touched at San Salvador) were claimed by Spain. British and Dutch explorers following in the Spaniard's wake heard strange stories of fabu lous wealth in the Islands and attacked the claims of Spain. France sought a foothold in 1625, England captured Ja maica in 1655 and has kept it ever since. After various wars, years of domination by pirates and internecine troubles, a final division of the islands was arranged between foreign powers. This division was as follows: Spain Cuba and Porto Rico. England Bahamas, Turks and Cai- v :trrr94r WERica.: MAP OF TH2 DANISH WEST Original "Colonel McNeery" will probably re cover from his present illness, says a Chicago disptach. The serious illness which has kept him bedridden for sev eral weeks promises to pass. But It cannot pass from the history of liter ature that "Colonel McNeery" was the original of "Mr. Dooley" and that but for the genius of Finley Peter Dunne I ,- A I.-B" B F: A H S. , PORTRAIT OF THE ORIGINAL. OF "MR. DOOLEY." . oieetlng the quiet humor of "Jim" Mc Garry the world might have lost tales now famous from ocean to ocean. "Jim" McGarry, dealer in spirituous goods he despises beer first Indirect ly suggested to Mr. Dunne the creation of the series of papers now made fam ous under the name of "Mr. Dooley." T Mo-t S-triKjng "Boer XV ar It is not often that a cartoon excites so much attention as that, published by the Amsterdammer a short time since, showing negro soldiers under the British flag shooting down white women in South Africa. L"his was based upon Mr. Chamberlain's speech in the House of Commons, in which he intimated that the employment of the blacks as soldiers was contemplated in the future. Friends of the Boers professed to be horrified at this suggestion and said it would alienate sympathy for the Brit ish among the Cape Colonists, even those of English birth, the race feeling there being even stronger than It is in Jour Southern States. One London pa per has pointed out that In spite of American race prejudice there are black troops In our, regular army The Amsterdammer's cartoon " has been widely copied, and more than once referred to In pub?.c speeches. The Lcnuon Dally Mail called it "a cos, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent. Barbados. Grenada. Tobago, Virgin group. St. Christopher, Nevis, Anti gua, Montserrat, Dominica and Trini dad. , ' France Guadeloupe, St. Bartholo mew and Martinique. Holland Curacoa, Bonaire. Aruba, St, Eustatius. St, Martin and Saba. Denmark Santa Cruz. St, Thomas and St. John. Hayti Republics of .Hayti and San Domingo. In 1898 The Spanish-American war removed Spain' from her possessions in the West Indies and introduced the United States. This country, with the further acquisition of the Danish group, in a military or naval sense, becomes the mistress of all the south ern waters sweeping Central America, the Isthmus of Panama and the north ern coast of South America. The ra val and military stations being estab lished in Cuba and Porto Rico will be duplicated in the Danish West Indies on a smaller scale. The government secures three bases for future opera tions not equalled by any in the island possessions of France or England. Almost as important as this is the fact that Hayti and San Domingo will hereafter be flanked east and west by American possessions, and when the time cornea that the two weak repub lics fail, as they must, they will easily pass under the control of this govern ment and not that of any foreign pow er. The strategic advantage of St. - "Huif I - r. a. r.-' O o INDIE3, SOON TO BECOME A PART OF THE UNITED STATES. of "Mr. Doolejr" fa III. j Mr. McGarry, who is just recovering from a serious illness, eight or nine years ago, presided over a bar on Dear born street, Chicago, where it was cus tomary for judges, lawyers, newspaper men and other bright lights of. the town to meet. They came In pairs, groups or alone. They were as apt to drop in early in tue morning as late at night. Mr. McGarry's quaint phil osophy . passed among them, and while enjoyed, never suggested publicity until Mr. Dunne wrote his first story of "Colonel McNeery's" whirl on the Fer ris wheel. It appeared in a Chicago Sun day paper. No one who knew him had difficulty in recognizing that "Colonel disgraceful cartoon," but republished the most striking of the Boer war car it. Continental critics pronounce it I toons. A PICTURE THAT IS DENOUNCED IN GREAT BRITAIN. Thomas, which has a magnlficant har bor, ' is the reason why the Danish group has been desired by the United States ever since Seward was secre tary of state. A base commanding the approach to the Isthmus of Panama and the proposed Nicaraguan canal is of the highest naval importance to the United States. Porto Rico has al ready furnished such a base, but, as Denmark has her group for sale, this government deemed it inadvisable that a foreign power should secure it. In a mercantile way the acquisition will amount to little." Sugar is the principle product of the Islands, but the planters have suffered heavily dur ing late years owing to the discrimin ating tariff against them. Denmark stipulates if the United States takes the Islands they must enjoy free trade with this country, and that all the In habitants must be admitted to full American citizenship. The climate of the islands Is often dubious. Hurricanes of great severity sometimes prevail. The heat of the day is extreme, but the nights are cool and refreshing. Frost forms In the cold season, but snow is unknown. The annual precipitation is about sixty-three inches. Invalids suffering from pulmonary troubles find that at certain seasons of the year the, atmos phere of the islands is quite beneficial, although life there is monotonous to anyone but a drone. The Introduction of naval stations will undoubtedly bring new business and social life. A . AT McNeery" was "Jim" McGarry, and thatMr.McKenna, his ffiend, was John McKenna, famed In political circles. "I'll kill you, Dunne," said McGarry, when the town began to laugh over his wit, "if you write me up again, and I'll kill you If you don't." But Dunne laughed and kept on with the stories which appeared once every week. Mc Garry was too rich a field to be neg lected. The Age of the World. At is safe to predict that the next cor rection of the English version of the scriptures will alter one word in order to bring the text into harmony with established science. The word Is "day" in the story of the creation. It is true that the Engllsn transla tors did not mean the solar day, but, unfortunately, readers unacquainted with metophor and other figures of rhetoric have" assumed that "day" meant twenty-four hours and thus generations have tried to believe that the Creator toiled by the sun and cre ated the material world on the install ment plan of days of the week, resting after six days' toil. - The nearest equivalent we have for the indefinite division of time meant by the original scripture narrative of creation is "eon," meaning a long but unmeasured interval. The next cor rection of the English version will doubtless see "eon" substituted for "day," and that "substitution will en able many to cling to the Bible, which otherwise will continue to lose believ ers while seeming " in conflict with physical truth. . The correction Is the more necessary because science has corroborated the scripture along its main lines of averment, while drawing scientific statements more and more toward precision, although still unabl to fix the most important dates author itatively. Dr. Flinders Petrie, who wrote dur ing, the winter a summary of his Eypt ological researches has classified mon umental evidence from Egypt - alone for example, showing that the world i sat least 9,000 years old and probabl much older. Cartoon. va&srpxs astai -9.--r SH Lnw 9nJ BAILR0AD NEWS. MR. SEAGRAVES LOCATES 200 FAM ILIES IN COLORADO. Com from Northern Enropo to Sugar Beets. Mr. C. Ik Seagraves, passenger agent of the Santa Fe, has returned from the sugar beet district of Colorado, and completed arrangements to locate two hundred families from northern Europe, the first fifty families to lo cate near Holly, about October 20. Miv Seagraves said: "The leader of the colony Is an ex pert agriculturist, and has visited and carefully investigated all sections of the United States, and pronounced the Arkansas valley the most promising of any section visited, on account of the superb climate, rich soil and the most perfect irrigation system in the world, backed by a reservoir supply with suf ficient water to irrigate all the lands for two years without a drop of rain, thus insuring the farmers against fail ure of crops. After the first movement the balance will follow as fast as homes can be provided for them." Mr. Seagraves advises that the farm ers in the valley are very prosperous, and as that section will be densely populated and brought up to a high, standard of cultivation, it will in flvo or six years become the richest and most prosperous community in the country. He says: "Sugar beets are a very profitablo crop for the farmer and the only draw back is the laborious work in the thin ning season which lasts about two weeks. This feature, however, is be ing overcome by labor brought Into the valley from New Mexico, who con-' tract to thin beets at so much per acre. "In the vicinity of Rocky Ford, where the land has been cultivated ex tensively, it is possible under only fair conditions to raise twenty tons of beets to the acre, while thrifty and in dustrious farmers grow from twenty five to thirty tons to the acre, and in some instances as high as thirty-five tons. "The price of beets is determined ac cording to their sugar content, the av erage being about $5 per ton. The cost of growing beets, including all labor, seed, as well as harvesting the crop in the fall is about $25 per acre, leav ing the farmer ?75 or more profit an acre for his beet crop. "The Arkansas valley of Colorado is considered the ideal sugar beet coun try, as they ' grow more tons to thj acre and contain a larger percentage of sugar than beets grown anywhere in the world. The Rocky Ford fac tory Is now rearranging some of its machinery, the beets being so rich they will not submit to the usual methods employed at the other fac tories. "Cantaloupes are also a very profit able crop, and many growers estimate they will pay1 $100 an acre net. I saw two and one-half acres near Rocky Ford that yielded the grower one thousand dollars. This was on rented land of which the owner received one third of the crop. This may be rather an exceptional case, but it proves what Intensive farming will do. "Alfalfa, as well as small grains, do well and are profitable crops to grow. Vegetables of all kinds, poultry and dairy products command good prices, and a ready market In Denver, Colo rado Springs, Pueblo and the mining camps. - ''Lands In the vicinity of Rocky Ford, before the erection of the sugar factorv. that sold for thirty-five, forty and fifty dollars an acre, are worth today from one hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty dollars an acre. The question is what Is land worth that will net over and above all ex penses from seventy-five to one hun dred and twenty-five dollars an acre? "Lands in the Holly district and the very choicest in the valley and under a most perfect system of irrigation, with a never failing supply of water, a perpetual water right going with the land is selling at thirty-five dollars per acre, with ten per cent down and the balance in seven years at six per cent. The company will also build houses. bani3, etc., on which they require fif ty per cent down and the balance in seven years at six per cent. "The Dunkards and Mennonltes are now colonizing large tracts of lands, while other settlers are pouring Into the valley from all over the country, the valley from all over the country. Topeka State Journal, Sept. 2, 1901. Lavender Time In Old England. The very first of the lavender spikes are being hawked about the streets, and the quaintly pretty air of the lav ender song, "Who'll buy my pretty lavender. Sixteen spikes for a pen ny?" will be the most popular street song for the next few weeks, says a London newspaper. "When the laven der comes the season is over," we are told, and those who have dined and danced and gambolled through the last three months will be well satisfied that this should .be bo, now the "dog dayB" are upon us. Good on - Worse Sid. With a quickened eyesight go on dis covering much good on the worse side, remembering that the same process should proportionately magnify and demonstrate to you the much more good on. the better side. Pennsylvania Grit. rorelga-Bora New Yorker. The total registration of -voters in New York city last year was 640.000. Of the voters' who took part In the presidential election in Ne-r York county 222,000 were native born and 144.000 naturalized citizens.