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Work an 'worry, too. When the crops Is harvested An' nothin' else to do. Take a hook 'n line along Where the eddies quiver, Wishin' wui a boy agin, Down along the river. Watchin out along; the bank Where's a little haxy, Nothin' Jes' to think about. Feelin' sort o' lasy. Fishes nibble mighty, sof, 'S if I can't diskiver. Close m' eyes 'n let 'em nib, Down along: the river. Never any trouble come. Nature sort o' smilin'. Birds a chimin' 'mighty sweet. Sun Is mos' a bllin'; Jes' a loungln' lazily, Chawin' on a sliver; No one richerer 'n me, Down along the river. Never carin what's the time, Eatin' doesn't trouble: Drearoin' uv when wuz a boy, Watchin' ever" bubble. Wouldn't try to ketch a fish. Hate to see 'em qu.ver. Kind o' feller feelin' like. Down along the river. Ef the devil's temptin' 'n Ter feelin' 'mighty weak, Reslstin' his lndoocements N cunnin' way he speak. Git on yer oldest "tog out." Satan then '11 shiver, Knowfn" well he's lost ye, Down along the river. Ef I wuz a doctor chap An' nothing else to do But feelin' folkses pulses 'Ats bein' sick an' blue, Nver'd git to physlkln'. Bes' thing for the liver S Jes' a dose o' hook "n line, Down along the river. Patrick O'Ferrall. Concerning An Offer. BY GARRARD HARRIS. (Copyright. 1901, by Dally Story Pub. Co.) "And so this Is the end?" There was a hopeless note in his voice. She looked in the fire, avoiding his gaze. "Yes." "And you are doing" this voluntari ly?" ''Certainly there's no one to coerce me. It is my choosing." "Then you care nothing for me?" "No. no on the contrary, I like you great deal." "Are you in the habit of encourag ing young men you merely 'like' to kiss you, remember the night on the crags In the moonlight?" J ,"! didn't encourage you you made an the advances, and and you just did it, anyhow. That was what I liked about you." "And you no longer think my right arm was 'built for you to cuddle np In. eh?" "Don't," she held up her hand depre catingly. "That's what you said that night and times too numerous to mention since." "And it always had the same effect of making you more determined and persistent." He started, and looked at her keenly. Then he moved his chair closer. She glanced at him a little apprehensively. "Remember how the moonlight looked on the water that night, and how we wished we could run hand In hand along that silvery path until we came to away off, where it ended, and with his offer? And how did his busi ness instinct lead him to m-ke it so much per pound 'on the hoof.' or an advance 'dressed ? "Hush up you haven't any room to talk; you have never offered anything." "Never had anything to offer, com pared with old porkchops." "You've got youth, and health, and strength " . "And no this Is the end?" ""Especially ii my right arm. "Yon are very annoying at times and a good prospect, and you come of good people, and you're a Jolly fel low" me would find a land where there would be nothing but blue skies and flowers and trees by day, and all nights would be moonlight and where (he waves whispering on golden sands would lull us to sleep when the mocking-birds and the moonlight and the scent of the jasa mine and spices made us drowsy?" "I've changed my mind It's no "Yes, I remember it all. Robert, but, unfortunately, we cant walk on the water, we cant go to that pretty isle, and we've got to face a world in which we pay as we go, and those who can't pay don't go." "Ah-h. I begin to see. How much Is he worth?" "Your perception does you credit. Oh, 1 don't know some absurdly large amount." "Made it killing pigs, and sheep, tnd cows, and packing up broken-down street car horses for cornel beef, didn't he?" "How do 1 know?" "And he's fifty-eight, and says 1 seen"; makes pleasant noises when he eats; wears loud clothes and tells the coet of everything speaks of his as sociates as 'gent and 'lady friends' and has promised you a house on the boule vard?" "Who told you?" "No one. I saw It was evident that there were great inducements oesides bis charming and refined personality " "Well, I don't care." "That is very evidentaero. "What has driven you to such a step?" Silence. "I say. why are you soing to marry this man?" Oh, well because." "Ill bet the Oracle at Delphi took lessons In ambiguity from a woman. So you don't want any love in a cot tage or flat only on the crags and the boulevard?" "It Isn't a question of what one wants, in this world, Robert, but what one can get. or is forced to take." "Say, did he send a certified check "Stock advancing rapidly strong bull movement porkchops and pre served hay-burner3 declining steadily why. I'm Quite a catch!" "There are worse ones." "Do you know excuse personalities that you have a deuced pretty ankle?" She surveyed It aa It rested on th fender, and blushed. "That Isn't my fault" "But if prettlness could be called a fault, then I'd like to shoulder the re sponsibility an J call it my fault may I? "Really, you must have been study ing Delphic utterances yourself I don't comprehend." ' He moved -to the lounge, where she was sitting on one end. " "Don't, Robert," she said. "You eaid that once or twice before, but you didn't really mean it." "Yes. I did I do. Stop!" "I won't not until you promise to marry me. We will get along all right a fiat isn't so bad, and a cottage Is delightful." "It sounds nice, and I'm tempted." "Do, dearest; we'd be happy, and you'd never regret it never." "Ill think about it" "No, you won't. Yes or no, right now!" "Well n yes!" And late that night, at the front door? she leaned out and said. "Robert, I've changed my mind; it's no. The cottage and flat may be very nice, but I'll take the brownstone and boulevard." "Well, 111 be dimned," said Robert, as he walked down the street wonder ing. Well, old Chops may die some day then maybe she'll take me, and she'll have all the money, too. Maybe it's all right, but it's devilish hard now. 1 hate to see her marry that beast, though." He turned into his club. "Party at the '. none wants you right now, this minute, sir!" said the porter. Robert went to the 'phone. "Is that you, Robert?" "Yes; what is it?" "I just wanted to tell you. I't" changed my mind, and I can't bear the idea of losing you, and I'll never eat another porkchop as long as ,1 live, and I'll marry you in tne morning be fore breakfast, and I won't live in a brownstone on the boulevard, if you had it!" 'Well. Ill- be da! All right thanks I'll be around at eight in the morning with the preacher, before you change your mind again." Sensitive Instrument. Among the new scientific inventions for which a patent has been secured, is one that the inventor calls the kryp tophone. It was brought before the scientific world soma years ago. bul owing to some defects in construction it failed to fulfil the promises made for it. i Since then It has been perfect ea to such a degree that it is now re garded as promising successful practi cal results in the line marked out by its inventor. In tbe make up of this peculiar apparatus, a very sensitive re ceiving diaphragm is so disposed that it will respond to and transmit air vibrations produced by any noise to a distant telephone, an alarm bell being provided at the receiving station to attract the attention of the attendant. The sensitiveness of the device Is said to be such that, with the receiving dia phragm immersed in a body of water, the pulsations of a steamboat from two to three miles distant are discernible, and other tests show its sensitive ca pacity in giving warning of noises at distance. This is in line with the telescope, the telephone, and other in ventions. Man is always trying to ex tend the powers of his body and find aids for his senses. It is much to be wished that he would avail himself of the greatest of all such powers, the power of faith, by which he would perceive more than he can ever hope to see. The Invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen 1 (Rom. 1: 20.) Christian Herald. - A Meat for m Cent. There is a restaurant In the Whlte- chapel district of London where a rel ishing and fairly substantial meal may be had for a half-rennv. or 1 cent In nnr mrtn tv Thin rhon rt rcngat la haI ' served up in the shape of a cut from a joint and two vegetables. It is a big brown pie, very Juicy and very hot. The absence of beefsteak Is evi dent when you cut the pie. but you find inside a liberal sprinkling of Bheep's liver, onions and turnips and a plentiful supply of gravy. For a half-penny extra two slices of bread and a cup of tea are supplied. Be tween the hours of 12 and 2 the poor and hungry from all parts of the east end of the city flock to the dining room. Most of the patrons are shoe blacks, penny-toy men, costermongers and now and then young clerks whose salaries will not permit them to In dulge In a more costly dinner. Chi cago.. News. ; Fin Arenlteetare a Civic Duty. Like old wine, a beautiful building grows more precious with the years, for time deals tenderly and lovingly with its lines and colors. Our nation al capitol and. white house. Indepen dence hall and Christ church in Phila delphia, the state house and King's chapel in Boston, the city hall and St. Paul's and Old Trinity in New York to-day have a rarer charm than when they first Btood forth in the freshness of new masonary and sharp profiles. When a city or state erects a beautiful structure It" returns to the taxpayers a large interest upon their investment, in which the humblest citizen can share without cutting cou pons in a bank vault to claim It with al. Harper's Weekly. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands . can think for one who can see. Ruskln. The pitcher may not belong to any particular' set because he's aa odd piece. Panorama. I "RcPot-Pe Hymn a To&t J-rom thm Traru OaaJ. Wien the news spread through Ber lin the other day that two hyena dogs aad just been received at the zoological garden In that city there was a rush to see them, for these animals are not sften found in captivity. The two were imported from the Transvaal, and are luite "young. Hyena dogs resemble hyenas, but, inlike those indolent animals, are ex tremely alert and active. Their ears ire large and black, their bodies are slack, white and yellow, and they are lbout the size of a pointer. Originally they were distributed over the greater part of Africa, but during recent years they have become extinct in some dis tricts. They are, however, still nu merous in the Transvaal, the Congo nd German East Africa. There they live like all other wild dogs, namely, by bunting in packs during the nay. When they find the track of an ante lope, a gnu or a zebra, some members of the pack follow it, while the others lie in wait for the animal at a spot which they know it will try to pass. As they are very swift and possessed of great endurance, any animal which they pursue is doomed. True, some of the African antelopes have in their sharp horns admirable weapons of de- HYENA DOGS FROM TRANSVAAL, fense, yet these in the end avail them little, for, though they may gore to death several of the dogs, the others are not in the least frightened thereby, but cling to the prey until they have dragged it to earth. Indeed, native hunters say that not only antelopes, but also leopards and lions, are hunted and killed by hyena dogs, and this is very probable, since Mongolian hunt ers in the southeast of Siberia say that the terrible Amur tigers and the gi gantic bears of that region are fre quently killed by packs of wild dogs which closely resemble hyena dogs. In former years the Boers were much annoyed by these dogs, for they killed thousands of their sheep and oxen. One would think that the negroes would be afraid of such fierce animals, but they are' not, for they claim that the dogs will never attack a man un less they are very" hungry. There are from six to ten of these dogs in every litter. The young ones, which are kept in captivity, speedily become attached to their owners, but, nevertheless, are so fierce that they cannot be allowed at large. Attempts have been made to cross hyena dogs with ordinary domestic dogs, but they have not succeeded, which Is to be regretted, as these wild dogs are fearless and swift, are pos sessed of much . endurance, have the sense of smell admirably developed and hence are, in these respects, ideal hunting dogs. The bark of these dogs Is curious, be ing sometimes harsh and loud, some times like a cuckoo's call and some times like the sound made by men who talk while their teeth are chattering with cold. No matter how much care is taken of them, hyena dogs rarely, if ever, live long In a foreign climate, and- that is one reason why the two now in Ber lin are being viewed with so much in terest. Call Glaj-re-r a fiebo Fad. The glasses here represented are in tended to supplant those ordinarily used for wine or liqueurs, and, 'as they are designed In a specially attractive manner, they are quickly achieving this object in certain European cir cles. As can readily be seen, the most notable feature of some of them is their extraordinary height. The stems of such glasses are naturally very slight and frail, yet they are wrought bo skillfully and are so pleasing to the TALL GLASS FAD. eye that many "now prefer them to the old fashioned glasses. . As these glasses are really works of art in their way. a high' price is ob tained for them. ' The Jfegro a 3mriou 'Problem. Nashville American. The negro will not voluntarily emigrate. He will not be deported. He is here to remain until possibly bis final extinction a remote possibility. He is but one gen eration removed from slavery. Two generations hence his final status and destiny will be more clearly deter mined. In some respects he has made marked progress since the war, in oth ers he has grievously deteriorated. He Is - still a problem a - problem he treatment of which calls for r exsr cise of the highest thought, courage, and patlence. P- "R rtn arKjah la Statu n earthed. Some remarkable bronze statues have just been acquired by . the ' Na tional Museum of Rome. ' By mere chance they were unearthed some time ago in a field near Cagli, and were at once pur chased by a local society. In old days Cagli was known as Callis, and near the spot where the statues were found as fought the great battle In which Toula was defeated by Norses. Several high mounds of earth are also near the spot, and, according to otners, they are the last resting place of Carthaginians who had fallen in battle. That .the statues are of great antiq uity there are many indications, the general opinion of archaeologists be ing that they were fashioned during the fifth century before Christ. They are all bronze, and conspicuous among them are some which portray Mars In superb fashion. One of the most interesting of the statues represents a young gymnast balancing himself, and it is a striking proof of the importance which was at tached to such feats in the days of old Rome. As a work of art also this statue deserves to be placed in the first rank. As soon as it became known that these bronzes bad been discovered sev eral European and American collectors offered large sums for them, but the owners declined to dispose of them to any foreigner, and finally sold them through the Minister of Public Instruc tion to the Museum in Rome for the nominal sum of $3,600. . That this was really a nominal sum may be seen from the fact tnat more than one for eign collector offered a similar sum for a single statue of Mars. Indention to tJxirn LecfOes of Toung men nave long made them selves useful by turning over leaves of music for ladies who were playing the piano, but it is doubtful if in future tuey will be called upon to do much of this pleasant work, for a device has now been invented in France, the ob ject of which is to do this very work mechanically. When this device is attached to a piano, all that the player has to do is to press with the foot upon a small rubber knob, which is placed near one of the pedals. A slight pressure of the foot suffices to release a sheet or leaf of music from a clasp which holds it. IT TURNS MUSIC LEAVES. . and to turn it over. There are as many clasps as there are sheets of music and a simple mechanism connects taem with the knob containing ' the coisv pressed air. This device can be attached to any music stand, and thus a violin piaster will find it as useful as a piano plaser. Moreover, it takes only a few secoasA to put It in place. , 1 McK.inley' .t fir-rt Speech. Michael Bitzer of New Berlin, O., who is 84 years old, is fond of telling how he presided when McKinley made his first political speech from a dry goods box in that town, in 1865, soon after McKinley was mustered out of the army. The box was in the open air, at the business center of the town. McKinley, then only 22, came from Canton to New Berlin, to take the place of another judge, who had been unable to be present. "Can you make a speech?" asked Mr. Bitzer, of McKinley, in a joking vein, as he saw the small, slight young man, who was with the judge. McKinley looked at his . questioner, doubtful whether to take him seriously or not, but be recovered his equilibrium when assured that Mr. Bitzer was only jest ing. . Mr. Bitzer introduced the young man as William McKinley of Canton, with out a suspicion that he was presenting to his fellow citizens a coming Presi dent of the United States. McKinley arose and scanned his au dience, without a sign of emotion. The speech which followed was marked by the same characteristics that have been notable in his oratory in later years. It was delivered in the light of oil lamps. About a year ago the President and Mrs. McKinley were in New Berlin, and, as their carriage passed the spot where the dry-goods box speech was once delivered, the President was seen to t'irn his eyes toward the place and smile, as he passed some comment on the circumstance, to his wife. Mr. Bitzer Is very proud of his par ticipation in that early primitive open air rally, especially so, as the President upon several occasions in later life, in troduced him to friends, unaer the title of 'the man who first introduced me Into politics." Hi a? II II XV I ii riii i II N VI LIL News and Views Pfy-rtery of the 'Brooklyn- One of the most extraordinary mys teries In the history of naval engage ments has been developed during the last few weeks through the summon ing of witnesses who are to appear be fore the Schley court of inquiry. Sim ple as the matter might appear at first sight, it now seems that the question of who steered the Brooklyn when she made her celebrated loop during the battle of Santiago is enveloped In much complexity. The full powers of the distinguished gentlemen who form the court of Inquiry may be re quired to elucidate this matter. First comes Walter B. Adams, who says he was at the wheel and gave the turn that made the Brooklyn swing aroung in the manner which so astonished the enemy and brought confusion among the American ships. Next comes John H. Sullivan, of Bos ton, who was at or near the wheel house. He says that Adams was not at the wheel during the loop, but that the steersman was Dennis J. O'Con nelL -O'Connell has been summoned WHO STEERED THE BROOKLYN? as a witness. Then comes Captain Cook, who has made a written report to the Navy Department, saying that the man at the wheel during the loop was N. Anderson, who has also been summoned. Now the question arises, "Which one of those men' actually steered the Brooklyn during the loop, or was it possibly a fourth party still unknown to fame?" TalKing About the K.''n. Mrs. Sherwood, writing from Eng land, says that the ladies, there do not make literature and literary people the subject of conversation at lunch eons and dinners, as is the case with the women in America. "English women talk less of literature because they talk so much about the king. Conversation just now is over the pa geantry of the coming coronation and of the king's new title given by Lord Roseberry, which is certainly in a lit erary sense very fine, indeed, as a ti tle." " The time was . when American women made servant girls the exclu-. sive topic of conversation. This sub ject is now tabooed in polite society and gives place to the broader themes of philanthropy, school extension, city decoration and work in the slum dis tricts. Having passed upon these, Amixlcan women then discuss the lat est novel, the merits and demerits of the latest poet, and the import of the latest scientific theory. Fortunately, the conversation of American women does not contract about a king or im perator. Their Interests are wide and manifold, as become the women of a democracy. The glamour which in vests a king has little charm in their eyes, while humanity as a whole Is all-important. Chicago Chronicle. Erected to VFttchm' Memory. In Goethe's "Faust" the witches of the Hartz mountains play a notable part, and with the object of still fur ther perpetuating the legend about them, as told by Goethe', a building, known as the "Walnurs;!shalle." has now been erected on the very spot which popular imagination Has always supposed to be the scene of their noc turnal revelry. The idea of constructing such a building originated with Herrmann ' Hendrich, the BerViu painter, and i. is he who has decorated it with fiva WITCHES'- MEMORIAL, dolnirs of the witches are admirably portrayed. Tne building itself is The work of the architect Bernhari Sen ring, and It Is described by those who have seen it, as being most artlsilo. These witches, it is said, never held high carnival .except In. their grand. open air ball room, and it Is here tkat the "Walpurgishalle" has been erected, JO VVffiML 4 i i i - ' l : v.? r . 5 t