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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.
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!
At the Last Moment.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Her Home at Richmond, Va, the Cen
ter of Southern Federal Intrigue
Romantic Episode in the Life of Re
markable Woman.
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
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
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
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.
;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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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. .

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