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Here are roses for a rose. Fragrance for the fair, For the soft noontide bosom And thy twilight hair. "Let each pleading- petal tell All my passion's woe; Crush my crimson couriers To thy heart of snow. Crush them down with thy 8 8 kisses Down to drowsy death, Mako their pure souls Immortal With thy holy breath. -Robert Loveman. in "The Gates of Silence." There had been no such excitement in the village since the arrival of the new music teacher, Julie North. To believe that Dickie Armstrong could really hypnotize people seemed a large draft on one's credulity. Dickie had lived 'ia Wakely the twenty-four years of his existence, had gone through the grammar school, the most mischievous boy in it, had been off to college and come home to practice law, without any one suspecting he possessed mysterious powers. Since the fact had become generally known, the postmaster referred to va rious letters and pamphlets that had been coming for the last three months, and gave it as his opinion that Dickie Armstrong had taken a course in hynotism by mail. In the meantime the four months in' Wakely had been full of novel pleasure to Julie North. Coming from a busy northern city there seem ed something fascinating in the lazy, happy lives of these Southerners. Her landlady, one of . the before-the-war aristocracy, treated her like a guest. The landlady's three bachelor broth ers seemed to think their mission in life was to see that the new teacher should not have a chance to get lonely. These four, following as near as possible, the old-fashioned, luxurious style of the before-the-war planter, had rented their many inherited acres of cotton and rice lands, and consid ered they had labored as much as was good for a man when they made the rounds every fall to collect the rent. The three brothers were known through the section as Mr. Jack, Mr. Courtecey and Mr. Pat, and no one ever took the trouble to add their last name unless it were in conversation with some one born outside the bound aries of South Carolina. Then the Darragh brothers were referred to in the same way one referred to the flora and fauna of the state as facts generally known. The usual crowd of young people had gathered at the Darragh place one night soon after the discovery of Dickie Armstrong's hypnotic powers. "Dickie, do give us an exhibition, now do," pleaded pretty little Susan Manning from the corner of the old fashioned davenport where she was lounging in oriental ease. Julie North looked her skepticism, but seconded the request. Dickie trumped up as many ex cuses as a pianist who has been in vited to play. "Really, I have never tried it on any one except the little negro boys I toled into my office. I don't know, even, whether it would take the same effect upon you palefaces," be begged as a reserve card. "I have always heard that blondes made the best subjects," replied Julie. "I'm the only blonde in the room, and I offer myself a willing subject to the cause of science." Dickie started the performance with a quaking heart. The blcad hair seemed to cling to his fingers caress ingly when he pressed them on her temples, according to the rules and regulations prescribed by mail, and "Are you engaged to be married V he found it harder to concentrate his thoughts than., when he had tried the subjects at hit office. Susie Manning giggled, and Dickie gave her a reproachful glance. - "The charm positively refuses to work when there is any giggling go ing on." he growled. Mr. Pat leaned forward and offered her a caramel from the box on the table. ;.. "That will keep you occupied until : the seance is over." he whispered. igissiiife) Dickie grew red with mortification when he had tried all the prescribed rules in vain. Mr. Jack and Mr. Courteney were chuckling . a . good-natured badgery, and Mr. Pat was unable to feed Susie Manning caramels fast enough to check her giggles. Suddenly Dickie stood erect and beaming. "Hus sh! Be quiet! She's all right now," he whispered, and they saw Julie's eyes were fixed and vacant. She responded readily when he sug gested she should sing a song. She Leaned forward and looked straight into his eyes. went through the whole course of Examples for Suggestion that linger ed in Dick's memory. The docility of his subject fired him with a desire to try new and original fields. "Are you engaged to be married?" he demanded, fixing a stern eye upon her. "No." came the prompt answer. "Is there any man you really care for," he continued, never taking his eyes from hers. "Y yes," she said hesitatingly. "What's his name?" demanded the merciless Dickie. Susie Manning cried out in protest. "Oh, Dickie, don't ah, don't! That's not playing fair, Dickie; that's not honorable. She would be so mor tified if she knew," and the black eyes filled with sudden, sympathetic tears. But the harm was done. Before Dickie could repent or recall the sug gestion the answer came with start ling distinctness. "Pat Darragh," she said distinctly. When they looked around they found Mr. Pat had slipped from ' the room. After the crowd had left, Mr. Pat tapped softly on the shuttered door that opened from Julie's room to the veranda. "Please come out a few minutes," he begged. . "It's not late, and the moon is absolutely great." She came out, her white dress trail ing softly. He led the way to a rustic seat nearby on the lawn. "I have been much worried lately. Miss Julie"-the Southern mannerism of address sounded like a caress in his Southern voice. "For the first time in my life I've made a real and complete fool of myself about a wom an. It hits hard when a man is thirty eight. I realize so fully that I am not in it when compared with the young set, but I couldn't help loving you I don't see how anybody could," he added in self-justification. "Some few have been able to re sist," she was heaping the white sand in piles with the toe of her slipper. He leaned forward, his elbows on his knees and his hands supporting a melancholy face. "I know I'm too old to attract a girl of twenty like Dickie Armstrong would, for in stance." "Susie Manning could probably give you some information as to Mr. Arm strong's powers of attraction." she rounded the heaps of sand with the air of an 'experienced mound builder. "She told me to-night that she had just promised to marry him." "I thought it was you!" His tone showed relief that Dickie could be labeled "harmless," and surprise that an intelligent human being could be aware of the existence of the moon when the sun waa in plain view. He turned to her earnestly. "I didn't intend to tell yon I thought . it would simply worry you to know that I had made a foal of T myself, but I have changed my mind. j i am going to unarieston xor a lew months and the neighbors might be able to get a great deal of amusement out of the fact that I left home be cause you refused to marry me. The building of sand was destroyed by one quick stroke of her high-heeled slipper. "Is it absolutely necessary that I refuse?" she leaned forward and look ed straight into his eyes. "Why Julie! "he said, and the lawn suddenly seemed a veritable Garden of Eden. Later, when she told him good night, she turned suddenly and came back to him. "Pat, I must tell you something." She stood before him in a aev? ana strange shyness. "You had always seemed so hum ble, I couldn't make you 'understand. So the hypnotism . seemed a fine chance. I I wasn't hypnotized to night I was shamming." "You darling!" he exclaimed, seiz ing her in his arms. Troy Allison in New York Press. IS GOLFER MAN'S ENEMY! An Answer to the Question That Won a Cash Prize. Prime Minister Balfour has describ ed the drive at golf and the half volley at cricket as giving sensations almost aesthetic in intensity and quality. Vol umes have been written to define ev ery phase of golf and to analyze every stroke, from the practical to the ar tistic viewpoint, but it remained for the English periodical, Tit-Bits, to propound the extraordinary conun drum, "Is the golfer the enemy of man?" The one pound prize has been awarded to the following answer, sent in by V. Sutherland of Pendle road, Streatham, London, who deserves to be famous. "Certainly not," says Mr. Suther land. "Of all games golf is the one which, owing to its supreme difla culty, calls forth the qualities of per severance and dogged endeavor to the highest pitch. It is also one of the healthiest of all games, inasmuch as the exercise is not so compressed in point of time as to become too 'hot and strong.' It is usually played in the healthiest spots where the air is purest and freshest. It is for young and old alike, for sunshine and rain, aye, even for snow; and it can be played by a man alone if he cannot raise a partner. Finally, it is essen tially a game which demands quali ties of head as well as of hand, in fact it is said that it is because golf is such a worry to play that it forms such a fine antidote for the ordinary workaday worries, for one is so wor ried by one's game that one can think of nothing else." Cheer Up, Cheer Up! What's the use of making trouble when it's with you every day What's the use? What's the use of doing- things In the most inconvenient way What's the use? What's the use of hunting worry? What's the use to fret and stew. When there's not a ghost of reason To belif-ve it eases you? What's the use? What's the use of lamentation when a good thing passes by What', t Vw What's the use, when you may laugb oiiu miiiui. iu iui 11 11 lu a. i;ry What's the use? What's the use of breeding: frenzy And indulging in a howl When the world is not disposed to Listen to your peevish growl? What's the use ? What's the use of blaming others for the fault that is your own What's the use? What's the use of shifting burdens you should carry all alone What's the use? Will it make your burden lighter If the world refuses to Weep about the home-made troubles That have made their home with you ? What's the use? Denver Times. Highest-Salaried Rabbi. . Rabbi J. Leonard Levy of the Con gregation Rodolph Shalom,.. Pittsburg, has been reengaged for a period of five years at an annual salary of i,12, 000. His present contract has eight teen months yet to run before the five-year engagement is begun. The salary is the largest ever paid a He brew rabbi on a limited contract in the history of the world. Rabbi Levy went to Pittsburg three years ago from Philadelphia at a salary of 17,- 000. A year later this was increased to $8,000, and last year to $10,000. He is prominent In charitable and reform work of all kinds. Carried Bullet Forty-one Years. , George E. Holt, a veteran soldier and retired farmer of Vineland, N. J., has carried a bullet in his head forty one years. His regiment was dis banded in Laurence, Kan., its arms being taken for use elsewhere. Just then Quantrell's guerillas raided the town and shot down 180 men. Holt was shot below the right eye and left for dead, but recovered and soon aft erward went east. He is now 75 year? old. Woman Would Not Be Beaten. Mrs. H., H. Linch is carrier on the rural mail route between Elmer and Woodstown, N. J. Several bridges on the road were washed away by a re cent storm, making the route impass able by wagon. Mrs. Linch is a wom an of do-or-die disposition, so she slung the mail bag over her shoulder and made the trip by bicycle, and thus will' continue her daily trips until the bridges have been repaired. Working-for Light in Africa. Rt. Rev. J. C. Hartzell, bishop oi the Methodist Episcopal church ol Africa, is making a tour of the world, with the view of arousing interest in religious work in the dark continent. He is now in the south. Eight years ago he was elected bishop of Africa, and In that time he has traveled 150, 000 miles in the discharge of his du ties - FOR COAST -TV"-- - jr Disappearing Gun Raised in Position for Action. This is the King of Can non "In Battery" at the World's Fair. The visitor to the World's Fair is afforded an excellent opportunity of studying every feature of the art of war. Besides extensive exhibits of the arms, ammunition and military equip ment of every nation, scattered through almost all of the great exhi bition places, there are to be seen on Government hill a series of model fortifications illustrating the most typ ical and up-to-date features of the coast defenses of the United States. The most important types of pro jectiles are shot, shell, torpedoes and shrapnel. A shot consists: principally of metal, containing a comparatively small amount of explosive. .The deck piercing shot used in coast defense mortars are hardened at the point to increase their power of penetration. A shell has a thinner crust, and contains a larger quantity of explo sives. With the mortar a deck-piercing shell is used, which is likewise hardened at the point so as to pene trate the deck armor of the invading ship and explode below it. A torpedo shell has an exceedingly light crust with a very large quantity of some high explosive, usually, iu the case of DIZZY BRIDGE IN THE ANDES. Swaying Suspension Devices of For mer Days Gradually Disappearing. With the building of railways and wagon roads into the heart of the South American Andes there is gradu ally disappearing a type of suspension bridge peculiar to that region of which travelers used to speak with horror. - These bridges are on the mountain trails. Long ropes of twisted vines are stretched from one side of a deep gorge to the other and made fast 'to trees on each side. Then a rude floor ing is laid and other ropes of twisted vines form handrails on either side of the footway. The bridge is so loosely hung that it sways frightfully under foot, and roaring torrents dash over rocks a thousand feet or more below. Yet the Indians cross them without fear or dizziness, carrying heavy loads on their backs and minding the passage no more than if they were walking across the Brooklyn bridge. To others, however, they are dan gerous places, for if a man loses his "nerve" or becomes dizzy the chances are that he will fall off and be dashed to pieces, because the side ropes are so loose that tney offer little or no protection, and the roaring of the tor rent, the swaying of the frail struc ture, which hardly allows the traveler to keep his feet, ,and the sense of being suspended in midair above im mense depth is enough to try the hardiest and most level-headed per son. When the Spaniards conquered Peru these were the only sort of bridges there, but the Inca kings had them built on such a grand scale that the Invaders were able to ride across them on their horses clothed in full mail, though they took the precau tion to blindfold their chargers before they urged them on the swaying struc tures. How Far Away Are the Stars? Speaking roughly, we have reason, from data so far available, to believe that the stars of the Milky "Way are situated at a distance between 100, 000,000 and 200,000,000 times the dis tance from the sun. At distances less than this - it seems likely that the stars are distributed through space with some approach to uniformity. We may state as a general conclu sion, indicated by several methods of making the estimate, that nearly all the stars which we can see with onr telescopes are contained within a sphere not likely to be much more than 200,000,000 times the distance, of the sun. "" ' The inquiring reader may here ask another question. Granting that all the stars we can see are contained within this limit, may there not be any number of atars without the limit which are invisible only because they ar too far away to be seen? Simon Newcomb in Harper's Masazine. DEFENSE mortar torpedoes, 137 pounds of max imite. This is intended to cause the bursting of a large amount of high explosive in the midst of the enemy. When it falls upon a hostile ship it does great injury to the personnel, and crushes the deck by its explosion and not by direct impact. In disappearing and rapid-fire guns either shell or shrapnel is ordinarily used, the former being directed against the fortifications or ships, or to assist in obtaining ranges, while the latter is meant more particularly for the personnel. Smokeless powder, which is twice as powerful' as the old brown-prismatic or black powder, is now employed for the "propelling charge" in all cases; and also for the "bursting charge" (contained in the projectile), except where a volume of smoke is for some reason particularly desired. For ex ample, in the case of the shell used in coast defense, it is a great advan tage to be able to locate distinctly the place struck. As smokeless powder is difficult to ignite, those projectiles in which it is used have at each end an igniting charge, composed of black powder. SHIP LIFTED BIG' ELEVATOR OK CAKAX An elevator that will lift ships over a hill, just as the elevators in any great department store carry custom ers from one floor to another, is an engineering wonder which has just been completed at Peterborough, Ont., and which, it is believed by many, will give a new impetus to the pro jected plan of running a. canal from Georgia Bay straight through the heart of most productive Canada to Lake Ontario, thus making a short cut which saves 250 miles and which will incidentally rob Detroit of a large percentage of shipping. The complete success of this gigan tic lift lock, which is practically a hugh elevator for lifting and lowering heavily laden ships at a small expense from one waterway to another, adds a new importance to the Trent valley waterway. By means of this new lock a barge, or steamer can be lifted or lowered a distance of sixty-six feet in one and a half minutes, while with the old style of lock, like those at Sault Ste. Marie, several hours are consumed in doing the same work. The elevators, or pans, into which the ship runs, are two great steel boxes, each one capable of holding a vessel 150 feet long and 38 feet wide. Each of these pans is supported by a huge steel arm, or piston, five feet in diameter. -Now, imagining both pans filled with water, they would absolutely bal ance between the massive cement towers which act as the framework of the scales. : But they are not wanted to balance, so a little hydraulic pres sure forces up one of the piston arms, and one of the tanks is held at the upper canal, while the other is at the lower cana.1. CC feet below. MEDAL SHOWS PEACE COMPACT Struck In Honor of First Treaty Be tween Indian and Saxon. A silver medal commemorating si treaty between the Creek . tribe and Great Britain during the reign of George IH is in the possession of a citizen of Muskogee. The medal weighs three and a half ounces, meas ures three inches in diameter, and is in an excellent state of preservation, having been treasured in a buckskin pouch and exhibited only on occasions when national festivities were ob served. Upon the face of the medal appears in bold relief a picture of King George and an inscription, as follows: "Georgius III, D. G- M. bri fra hib rex F. D," Upon the reverse side appears a picture of an Indian and a white man sitting under a tree smoking the pipe of peace, with three ships resting at anchor in the distance, and a rude settler's home nestled among the trees by the seashore. Above this picture Is the legend: "Happy While United." Surmounting the medal is an eagle's wing and a pipe of peace. This treaty medal is regarded as being the oldest in existence, and' probably commemorates the first com pact established between the Indian and the Saxon. It was handed down from chief to chief until about half a century ago, when it was intrusted to the head men of the Tokepache town, the most powerful of all the Creek towns. Beecher and the Rooster. That Henry Ward Beecher was spared much embarrassment by his quickness at repartee is illustrated by the following story: One evening, as he was in the midst of an Impassioned speech, some one interrupted him by suddenly crowing like a rooster. It was done to perfection; a number of people laughed in spite of themselves, and the speaker's friends felt that in a moment the whole effect of the meet ing, and of Mr. Beecher's thrilling' ap peals, might be lost. The orator, how ever, was equal to the occasion. He stopped, listened till the crowing ceased, and then, with a look of sur prise, pulled out his watch. "Morning already!" he said; "my watch is only at 10. But there can be no mistake about it. The instincts of the lower animals are infallible." There was a roar .of laughter. The "lower animal" in the gallery col lapsed, and Mr. Beecher was able to resume as if nothing had occurred. Success. Alaska's Gold Output. Alaska, during the year ended June 30, 1904. produced gold of the value of $6,328,524. That does not include Canadian gold shipped through Alas ka. OVER HILL BAXSES SHIPS OVEB jCZZX From the lower canal the ship glides into the big tank, and the gates are closed behind it. " Then the lockmaster "rings to the elevator boy." This assistant, nearly one hundred feet below, touches a lever. Hydraulic pressure is brought to bear against the piston of the ship laden tank a force pushing up, as it were while the water-filled tank above acts as a weight coming down. In just about one and a half min utes the vessel is on a level with the upper canal, when the water-tight gates of both canal and lock are opened. As the big steel cup which has brought up the ship is already filled with water, there is no rushing of a torrent into ' it when the gates are opened, and the vessel glides quietly out and on her way. If all has gone well no more than twelve minutes have passed during the change of waterways. When a vessel is lowered, practi cally the same work is done over again, only in this instance the hy draulic pressure is added to the side that is coming down, so that the ahip will not fall too rapidly; The entire working of the gigantic mechanism is absolutely noiseless, and the sight of a. large ship being raised or lowered a distance of more than sixty feet, without Jar, tremor or grating, is almost awesome. Microbes Cause Death. Prof. Tito Carbone, a noted Ital ian bacteriologist, has died in Milan ' from a fever accidentally caused by microbes with which he was expert, menting.