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n a; No clever, brilliant thinker, she, "With college recbrd and degree; She has not known the paths of fame. The world has never heard her name. She walks in old, long-trodden ways. The valleys of the yesterdays. Home Is her kingdom, love Is her dower She seeks no other wand of power To make horns sweet, bring heaven near. To win a smile and wipe a tear. And do her duty day by day In her own quiet place and way. Around her childish hearts are twined. As round some reverend saint enshrined. And following hers the childish feet Are led to ideals true and sweet. And find all purity and good In her dlvinest motherhood. She keeps her faith unshadowed still God rules the world in good and ill; Men in her creed are brave and true. And women pure as pearls of dew. And life for her is high and grand, j By work and glad endeavor spanned. 1 This sad old earth's a brighter place- All for the sunshine of her face; Her very smile a blessing throws And hearts are happier where she goes, A gentle, clear-eyed messenger. To whisper love thank God for her! is- Q Q Q O At the Last Moment. BY FRANK H. SWEET. Copyright. 1902. by Dally Story Pub. Co.) This day had finished the loading of the vessel for her trip across the ocean, and now, as the sun was sink ing behind the shrouds of the ship to the west, the stevedores filed In f "ont of the officer who was checking off and paying for the hours they had worked. As they received their money the stevedores passed across to the wharf or stopped for a few minutes' con versation with each other, or with iome of the sailors who chanced to be near. One of them dropped unnoticed :h rough a hatchway and slipped back tnto the hold, where the freight had aeen stowed. Then he made his way among the boxes and hales until he came to a narrow space which had evidently been left by design, for it was long enough for a man to stretch at full length in it and contained wa ter and crackers enough to keep off starvation for a week or ten days. After the young stevedore had crowd ed into it, he drew a case in front of the opening -to prevent discovery by a possible prowler or inspector of the freight. Then he made himself as comfort able as he couid in the narrow epace and chuckled at the prospect of -eaching the other side without cost. He thought exultantly of what he vould do when he got there, and of :he other strange lauds he would visit oefore returning home. There was no lense in people spending money to travel when a little shrewdness and a bold face would answer just as well. He had $3 in his pocket, the sum paid him on deck a half hour before, but that was as much, as he usually bad ahead these days. He had given up work, except in case of necessity; and even the $3 would not have been earned had not this trip across the ocean been planned as part of the gain. For an hour he remained awake list ening to the sounds -on deck and exult ing in his own shrewdness; then, weary with the day's labor, his head leaned forward and he sank into a sound sleep. x Late the next evening the vessel was to begin her voyage, and during the early part of the day his attention was occupied by the sounds of pas Bengers coming on board and of bag- i " " ri ik Slipped back Into the hold, gage and the last consignments of freight being stowed away. But at length, listening became monotonous, and even his own thoughts, exultant though they were, grew wearisome. He was not accustomed to being alone or to self-communion. During the past few years, when not asleep, he haI generally been with boon companions on a street corner, or with them he bad been In some mischief. He tried to keep tip his interest in the sounds on deck,, and think of the fun ahead of him, rather than of the past. But he could not; it all kept surging over him, again and again, and when he would thrust it away, it returned only more strongly and persistently. Yet he was not leaving much, after all, he told himself, grimly; he had not had a home for three years; he had no po sition, no friends, no prospects; even the boon companions would scarcely inquire after or regret him. Of all the world there was only just one who believed in and trusted him, and he had not seen her for three years. There had been months when he had not even thought of her or of the lit- Drew himself up onto one of the wharves. tie rocky farm which he had left be cause it was too slow. She had never doubted him for a moment, or ceased to think of the time when he was to provide lovingly for her old age. When some of his worst escapades had been reported she had smiled wistfully, but hopeful ly. "Sammy's young, she had said, "an' doesn't realize. He's a good boy an will do better when he's older. Him an' me's goin to live together ag'in some time; he'll be layln' by for it pretty soon." Something swelled in the young man's throat as he remembered how many times he had "heard ber say that and how many times he bad declared, in moments of boyish repentance, tha. he was going to take care of her when he was a man. Even after he left he had once written home that he was "goin to git some money laid by pret ty soon." All through these three years she -bad written regularly and lovingly, and though he had answered only briefly and at long interva's, her faith in him had not for an instant wavered. Even now he had a letter in his pocket, received three days be fore, and not yet opened. Down here in the depth of the hold, alone, with everything he had known about to be left behind, his heart had suddenly grown tender and sore. It might be years before he would see the gentle old face again, and at the thought his fingers reached toe the letter and drew it out softly and ten derly. But it was already dark in the hold and he could not see. For a moment he stroked it re morsefully, then he pushed the case aside and groped his way out among the boxes and bales. He would seek the hatchway or some place where there was light enough to read the letter. He must find out what the old mother had to say; and he would re turn he would and do everything that he had promised. He would go back to the little farm and take care of the .toother in her old age. He could make a living there, and that was more than he was sure of In a city. For an hour there had been the final sounds of departure overhead, but he had not noticed this. As he went forward, however, he was con scious of a peculiar sensation of ris ing and falling, which told him that the ship was under way. The hatchway was not closed, but even there It would have been too dark hut for a light somewhere above, which sent a dull shaft into the hold. In this he opened the letter and read: "Dear Sammy: "I'm down with the rheumatics, an' the doctor says 't will be a long time 'fore I'm out. The caboFS are good, but they can't leave their own work an' do mine. I'm 'feared, Sammy, if you don't come, the farm will have to be sold. Tain't wuth much, but I can't look out for it any more. But don't feel bad, dear boy. If you can't come. It's only rheumatics I've got. "Ever your loving mother." The young man choked; there was an unmistakable sob. In a moment he had clambered up the hatchway. A few passengers were standing near the rail or lounging about; but no of ficers were in sight. It was nearly dark. Slipping back to the stern of the vessel, which was almost deserted, the young man glanced about wearily The wharves were a mile away and were shadowy outlines; but he did not mind that, for he was a strong swim mer and a bold one. What he feared was the frustration of a plan which had suddenly formed in his mind. No one was watching him, however, and presently grasping a rope, he swung himself over the side and from the end of the rope he dropped into the water. Two hours later he drew himself up on one of the wharves, nearly ex hausted, but with, a look on his face that had not been there for years. "Now for home," he said aloud; "straight for home." Then he disap peared in the snadow of the great warehouses. j FAMOUS UNION SPY ELIZABETH VAH LEW SERVED THE GOVERNMENT WELL. Her Home at Richmond, Va, the Cen ter of Southern Federal Intrigue Romantic Episode in the Life of Re markable Woman. AFTER BUGS, NOT MEN. Drug Clerk Unnecessarily Alarmed Over Demand for Poison. He entered the drug store with his lips set, and a look in his eye that denoted a determination that was des perate. "I want some parts green," he said hoarsely, "right away! I can't wait. They shall die this very day!" The drug clerk sparred for time as he worked his way to the telephone to call up the police department. "All right, sir," he said, "but it will take a little while to prepare it." "Nonsense!" said the man, "I will prepare it. They are ready to end their existence. Give me the poi son ! " The drug clerk paled and pressed the button for the porter. "Yes, yes," he said, "how many do you intend to kill?" "About a million!" The clerk paled again. Heavens, he exclaimed to himself, "the man is not only a would j be murderer, but a maniac as well!" Then he added aloud: "Are you go ing to annihilate children and women as well?" "Children and women?" said the desperate man. "Who said anything ! about children and women? I'm aftei j the bugs on my roses. Is that stun ready yet?" (Special Letter.) HE spot in Richmond at present most frequented by strangers is the old Van Lew house, lately- owned and occupied by Miss Eliza beth Van Lew, the famous Union spy, who rendered more assistance to the Fed eral government during the civil war than any woman within the confines of the Confederacy, and carriages filled with tourists empty themselves daily before its entrance. The place, purchased since her death, eighteen months ago, by an or ganization and converted into a club house for men, has been renewed SECRETARY SHAW ENERGETIC. New Head cf" Treasury Department Sets a Hot Pace. Secretary Shaw is the most indus-" trious member of the President's cabi ! net, says the Washington correspond- j ent of the Brooklyn Eagle. Shortly f after he succeeded Lyman J. Gage, Mr j Shaw startled the treasury watchman by appearicg at the department one ' morning promptly at 8 o'clock. The doors were unlocked by -the wonder ing attendant, who thought that tha secretary's home clock. had slipped cog or two. I The next day Secretary Shaw turned up at the same hour, and he has kepi : up the practice ever since. Few treasv-J ury officials are able to maintain the pace set by their chief. The latter' j private secretary, Robert B. Arm I strong, comes nearer doing this than any of the others, and he manages tf get at his desk somewhere near 8 o'clock each morning. Only once h reported ahead of the secretary, how ever. The latter gets an early start He rises at 6 o'clock every day, eata his breakfast at 7, and by the time th hands of the clock point to 8 he is t : the department It is safe to Bay that this Is some thing that no other cabinet officer ha done for more than a few days at f time. A MOUNTAINEER'S COMMENT. Constituent Thought Senator Carlisli "Read Better Than He Looked." At the time when John G. Carlisli was senator from Kentucky hit speeches were widely printed . and attracted a great deal of attention One day when the senate was in ses sion a mountaineer from the Wildes' wtlds of Kentucky presented himsel at the door and asked to see Senatoi Carlisle. The visitor wore homespui and leather boots and was travel stained and dusty. He explained tha he had read Mr. Carlisle's speeche and considered them great, and hat walked more than a hundred mile in order to see the senator from hii state. Mr. Carlisle was busy at tht time and the clerk informed the vis itor that he could not be disturbed The farmer looked disappointed ant seemed reluctant to depart. Finall; he asked if he might be taken when he could just catch a glimpse of th' great man he had walked so far t see. The request was granted am Mr. Carlisle was pointed out to him After a brief scrutiny the farme turned to the attendant: "Reads a heap better'n he looks,' he remarked sententionsly. and pre pared to walk back to Kentucky. New York Times. Occasion's everything, but the rut is to know an occasion when you se 1L "Thf Tody ParamonnL" . Elizabeth Van Lew. without being essentially altered, and here may still be seen the hollow or namental columns on either side of the parlor mantel in which were con cealed communications from Gen. Grant and the authorities at Wash- ington, the attic where fugitives from Libby prison awaited an opportunity of escape through the lines, the secret chamber beneath the eaves into which they crawled when discovery threat ened, the outlet through the roof for sudden flight when detection was im minent and the strange figure on the basement wall of the mistress of the mansion herself, which started out upon the application of some renovat ing chemical like writing with sensi tized ink when exposed to fire. Perhaps her most dramatic achieve ment was the surreptitious removal of the body of young Ulrich Dahlgren, the son of Admiral Dahlgren, who was killed in King and Queen county, Va., and whose untimely end his mother never ceased to mourn. Buried near the spot upon which he fell, his re mains were removed three weeks later, by order of the Confederate au thorities, and placed in - Oakwood cemetery, near Richmond. On the afternoon of the same day Martin Lipscomb, the contractor for tha burial ot the Federal and Confederate dead, was visited .at his home . on Franklin street by John Lohman, a German builder, and an unsuspected agent of Miss Van Lew, who repre sented Admiral Dahlgren as crazed by the death of his son, and besought him for the sake of humanity to dis close the whereabouts of the body and assist in its restoration to the dis tracted father. - Through a change of directions on the part of Gen. Elzey, then in charge of the city department, the interment of the young officer had not been in trusted to Lipscomb, and piqued by tnis and moved by the appeals of bis visitor, he promised to give him the desired aid. At 10 o'clock that night, therefore, he repaired to tne cemetery. Lohman, with his brother and a negro gravedigger, awaited him, and amid a fierce thunder and hail storm, the very batteries of heaven seeming to be turned upon them, they executed the task, carrying the body to Leh man's house, on Chelsea Hill, north of what is now the Richmond Locomo tive works. There they found Miss Van Lew with two or three Union Door to Secret Chamber, sympathizers. The former cut off a lock of the officer's hair, and Lips comb having agreed to provide, a me tallic coffin for the remains and Loh man to undertake the transfer through the lines, the party separated. The next morning at an early hour the arrangements were completed, and the coflBn lifted into a cart and cov ered 1th fruit trees. A single mule was attached, and, with the statement that tl, trees were to be set out on his farm, Lohman drove safely down a double line of pickets in the direc tion of Laurel Station, on the Fred ericksburg road, where, beneath a a sassafras bush, a third burial was effected. Meanwhile, Admiral Dahl gren wrote President Davis, asking Cor the return of the body, and In- closinz five twerty-five dollar gold pieces for attendant., expenses. A ready assent was given, but upon In vestigation the grave was found to be empty, ace- as young Dahlgren's order to bum Richmond and kill the presi- believed that there had been foul play a conviction retained until after the cessation of hostilities. The pre cipitate action, too, retarded the ob ject which it was meant to hasten, th restoration of the body being delayed until three weeks after peace, had been declared. - Recalling the fate of Mrs. Surratt, It is still a matter of surprise that, sus pected as she was throughout the war. Miss Van Lew should have been allowed by the authorities to go at large. Her services in the cause of the Union were not positively and fully known, however, until after her death when ex-federal officers, who had been concealed in her house one ol whom now occupies a government position in Washington visited the place and disclosed the secret cham ber and the movable step leading out through the roof. That her services were recognized by Gen. Grant is evinced by the fact that, upon hear ing of the evacuation of Richmond, he dispatched his aid-de-camp, Col. Parke, to see that sue was properly cared for, and when his army entered the city, paid long visits to her at her home. One of his first acts, too, after he became president, was to make her postmistress of Richmond, a position which she held for eight years, and her receipts from which amounted to $30,000. She later had a government position in Washington, which she retained until Cleveland came into power, when she resigned. Her mother died in 1870, after which her home was shared by her brother and his two daughters. One by one they passed away,' however, leaving her a( the last alone in the old house, haunt ed by the memories of more than a century. Her course during th war, and her affiliation with the n groes after it alienated the people oi Richmond, who withdrew from all as sociation with her. Only one or two close friends continued to . cling to her; and her pathetic plaint, wher sickness and old age had overtaken her, was: "I'm so lonely; nobodj loves me." No stone marks the green mound beneath which she sleeps in Shockot Hill cemetery, but a strange coincl dence identifies it. The space reserv ed for her in the family Ioi was insufficient to admit of her gravi being dug in the usual way, and 11 Mr. Phillips' Poetic Secret. A biographer of Stephen Phillip, endeavoring to ' account for his sue cess, lays particular stress on the fact that, having been educated at Stratford-on-Avon, he had "unique op portunities of imbibing the same air as the master of poetic drama." Automobile Stage Lines. Automobile stage lines have been established, or are to be established, In many states, according to informa tion in the Motor Age. Peculiar Name for Town. a little town In Arkansas is called Maryhattianna. having been given that name by C. R. Webber, who chose this method of perpetuating the names of his wife and two daughters. Regulating Speed of Automobiles. The new law In New -York for the regulation of automobiles permits a speed of eight miles in cities and vil lages and twenty miles In the country. fHK BEST RESULTS tV 6TARCHINO ;an be obtained only by using Defiance starch, besides getting 4 ox. more for lame money no cocking required. You may succeed in convincing a man against hia will, but what's th use? TVPFWDITFD WE sell, any III LI1HIILHO make or style, at less than half price Our lender The Model A Manhattan f50.0. P. S. Webster Co.. Boston llldsr.. Kansas City. When a man has stomach trouble he is never at a loss for something to oc cupy his mind. Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing? Syrnp.' For children teetblnir, softens tbe puma, reduces In lammatlon, allays palu, vurea wind colic 25c a bottle. If the evil in men is visible it is an easy matter to overlook all the good. WANTKI for U. S. A KM Yi able bodied Tin mar tied men between ages of 21 and 35. citizens of CN1TK1 STaTKS. of gond character and temper te habits, who can speak, read and write ENti L.1SH. For Information apply to Recruitina Officer, lie Weetftth St.. aansasc'it j. Mo. : MBSonic Temple, St. Joseph. Vo.,3 8 Collene 8t..Sprlnirtield. Mo., 521 Main Su Joplin, Mo. or 4th and Obio bts. Sedalla, Mo Don't you know that Defiance Starch, besides being absolutely su-' jerior to any other, is put up 16 lunces in package and sells at same price as 12-ounce packages of other iinds? View of Van Lew House. lies north and south, as did those ot the federal soldiers burled in confed erate cemeteries, as did that of Ulrict Dahlgren. Hay to Build Apartment House One of the finest buildings thai have ever graced Washington, asidt from the government structures, wil be the new apartment house about ti be erected by Secretary of State Johj Hay. A row of very good houses be longing fo Mr. Hay on fashionablt Connecticut avenue is being ton down to make room for it, and i much-used alley m the square will b closed, as he Is the owner of all th abutting property. Each suite a rooms in such a swell apartmen house rents for more per annum thai the full amount of the average man'; salary. It does not require the brail of a mathmetician to guess at Mr Hay's future income fiom this build ing alone, with its eighty-four suites to say nothing of the cafe. The Wrong Side for Tracts. Robert Kettle, a Glasgow manufac turer, was one of the warmest advc cates which the cause of teetotalisn ever had in the commercial capita of Scotland. He was always willinj to speak a word in season to pro mote this reform. Usually he carriet about with him a bundle of tracts which he distributed at houses ant shops where he happened to call One day he gave a few to a youni lady. Visiting at the house two o; three days later he noticed his frien had used the tracts as curl papers. "t see, my lassie," he said, "ye hat made use o' the tracts I left wi' ye but" this to spare her blushes ye've put them on the wrang side o your head, my woman." Have Refused Titles. Some of the greatest men Englan has produced have resolutely refusal to accept titles even when urged t do so. Carlyle was a notable instance in the field of letters, . Mr. Gladstone in the field of politics. The ordei of merit will meet cases of this kind and will be a higher badge of honoi than any title. Carlyle accepted th Prussian order oi meriL Lord Kelvlx is now the holder of both the Pro sian and British orders. Has Regular Schedule. It has come to be regarded as set tled that when CoL John Jacob Astoi runs into and smashes a farmer! wagon with his auto the cost of tha damage is $100. He has paid several bills of that amount on account of wreckage caused by his flyer. UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, Notre Dame, Indiana. We call the attention of our readers ;o the advertisement of Notre Dame Jniversity, one of the great educa :ional institutions of the West, which ippears in another column of this pa per. Those of our readers who may lave occasion to look up a college for :heir sons during the coming year would do well to correspond with the President, who will send them a cata- -'.ogue free of charge, as well as all particulars regarding terms, . courses of studies, etc. There is a thorough preparatory ichool in connection witi the Univer sity, in which students of all grades will have every opportunity of pre paring themselves for higher studies. rhe Commercial Course intended for voung men preparing for business, nay be finished in one or two years, according to the ability of the studenL ST. EDWARDS HALL, for boys un ier thirteen, is an unique department it the institution. The higher courses ire thorough in every respect, and itudents will find every opportunity )t perfecting themselves in any line 3f work they may choose to select. Thoroughness in class w"rk, exact ness in the care of students, and de votion to the best interests of all, are the distinguishing characteristics of Notre Dame University.. Fifty-eight years of active work In the cause of education have made this institution famous all over the coun try. ST. MARY'S ACADEMY. Notre Dame, Ind. We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of St. Mary's Academy which apears in another col umn of this paper. We do not need to expatiate upon the scholastic advan :ages of SL Mary's for the catalogue of the school shows the scope of work included in its curriculum, which is ot the same high standard as that of Vassar and Bryn Mawr, and is carried out faithfully in the class rooms. We simply emphasize the spirit of earn est devotion which makes every teach er at St. Mary's loyally strive to de velop each young girl attendant there into the truest, noblest, and most intel ligent womanhood. Every advantage of equipment in the class rooms, lab oratories and study rooms, every care in the matter of food and clothing, and exceptional excellence of classic conditions all these features are found at SL Mary's, in the perfection of development only to be obtained by the consecration of devoted lives to educational Christian work, in a spot favored by the Lord. IROS I NO A SHI KX WAIST. Not infrequently a young woman finds it necessary to launder a shirt waist at home for some emergency when the laundryman or the home ser vant cannot do lt Hence these direc tions for ironing the waist: . To iron, summer shirt waists so that they will look like new it is needful to have them starched evenly with Defiance starch, then made perfectly smooth and rolled tight in a damp cloth, tojbe laid away two or three hours. When Ironing have a bowl of water and a clean piece of muslin beside the iron ing board. Have your Iron hot, but not sufficiently so to scorch, and abso lutely clean. Begin by ironing the back, then the front, sides and the sleeves, followed by the neckband and the cuffs. When wrinkles appear ap ply the damp cloth and remove them. ' Always Iron from the top of the waist to the bottom. If there are plaits in the front iron them downward, after first raising each one with a blunt knife, and with the edge of the iron, follow every line of stitching to give It distinctness. After the shirt waist la Ironed it should be well aired by the fire or In the sun before it is folded and put away, rays the Philadelphia Inquirer. .