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Mourn for the Rose!
The Rose who left her vernal halls un blown ; And fronting all the winds with bosom bare. Was overthrown! Mourn for the Past! The Past that was so pleasant once, so bright; The Dawn, the Noon, before we felt the Eve That brings the night. The temple falls. And the bird buildeth in the ruined tower; And we, who once were strong, are crumbling fast, Power by Power! TCo Life, no Love Resumes its morning. What is past is past! Ay. even Time, if Hebrew sons be true. Must die at last. Barry Cornwall. or 7?t- (Copyright, 1905. by With his name down on the pro gram as plain Mr. John Small, Mar Jorle settled herself to see some tenor with a fat, porky appearance and curled mustache, come forth. She hardly looked up when a little rustle of applause announced that Mr. John Small stood ready to sing, but when she did raise her eyes to the figure on the stage, she caught her breath quickly, and stared. This was no common-place tenor with an overfed look and a weary air he was her very ideal of a man, tall, slim, broad of shoulders, and with such a head and face as set her usually well-behaved heart to 'tripping strangely. He might have been a god stepped down from some old Greek pedestal, his eyes, circled with mysterious shadows, looking with wonder and emotion upon this modern, restless world. A dry feeling clutching at her throat. Mar Jorle sat breathless, waiting for him to sing, and telling herself that this wonderful creature could not combine with his spiritual, beautiful looks, the gift of song, as well. - It was a Strauss song that he began with, something about a dream in the twilight, the program translated, for he sang in German. He lifted his head, those mysterious eyes looking off into distance, and the notes of song fell rippling from his throat, clear, limpid tones that dropped straight into her heart and hurt just a bit with a delicious little hurt. There was that strange feeling In his voice that looked out from his shadowy eyes. , " uHe.' Baagi another, number, . some thing of Schubert's, still another beau tiful, tender thing; then, with the bow of a graceful god to hi 3 subjects and just the faint' glimmer of a smile about his lips, he left the stage. There was a moment of silence at the close of the song before the audience burst into a clamor of applause. The artist came out and repeated the bow, once, twice, the smile about his lips deepen ing with pleasure, but it was an en core the crowd demanded, and they would not be satisfied until he came forth followed by the pianist. Then there was a sudden stop in the clap ping, and a little murmur of pleasure. Marjorie had not joined in the ap plause, she had been too wrapped in a maze of joy, which she only emerged from when he came out to sing again. The piano was heard In a soft, low prelude, and then the voice of. the singer, in the words, "Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge thee mine." If Marjorie had been given her choice, she would have -chosen this above all things. Little thrills ran up and down her back as she yielded herself to the spell of the song, and her heart jumped quickly as twice the singer seemed to look right into her eyes and down to the depths of her very soul. She didn't hear any more of the concert. While a pianist thundered away, tossing and swaying on the stool, and growing redder and redder in the face, Marjorie was hearing over and over the notes of those songs and Mr. John Small stood ready to sing. seeing again that form and face that seemed to embody ail poetry and sentiment. She wondered if his ap pearance was, as it seemed, the vest ment of a beautiful spirit that spoke in exquisite sons. The face of the tenor and his voice ; wound themselves into her dreams . that night, and then thought of him was not to be put away the day fol lowing. . It was the afternoon of the next day, at a tennis tea. that the man Marjorie was chatting with, asked, casually, "Have you met the lion?" v y 1 Daily Story Pub. Co.) "Who is her she asked, sipping a lemonade. "Mr. John Small, the singer with the glo-rious eyes,' " he exclaimed, with a laugh. "I didn't know he was here," she answered with an air of indifference, something clutching suddenly at her heart. "I don't wonder you haven't seen him. He is somewhere in the midst of a thicket of women over there un der that big tree. I dare say he is roaring to his heart's content." - Just then she saw the hostess dive into the thicket and come forth with "At twenty-five one really ought to know better." the lion. The two strolled over the lawn, stopping now and .then at dif ferent groups to chat. While the man at her side was ex plaining at great length the advan tages of tennis over golf, Marjorie noted that the hostess was surely com ing their way with the Greek god. She began to calculate, between brief, random replies to her companion, just how long-it would be before the two would reach . them, Interrupted by such and such a number of chats 00 the way. At last they came. "Miss Marjorie Blount, Mr. Small. You will enjoy her, I'm sure, for she so loves music," the hostess was say ing and Miss Marjorie Blount found herself shaking hands with Mr. John Small, her eyes looking into his, which were lighted with a wonderful smile, as if he, too, had been waiting for the introduction. Somehow the others disappeared. They might have floated off into space, for all Marjorie knew of the . manner of their going. She and the " tenor were 'left sitting on the bench under the apple tree. A moment before she spoke she was conscious of being glad that she had worn the new flowered pink dress in spite of the threatening sky, which had now cleared. - After a few usual conventionalities, Marjorie said in a voice low with feel ing, "I must tell you, Mr. Small, how beautiful the Strauss number was last night. I think 1 have never enjoyed anytning in ine way 01 a song so much. It has been in my bouI all day." "I am so glad," he said, smiling dreamily into her eyes. "I am fond of the song, too perhaps, because it is my wife's favorite." Th.ere-was a moment's silence. "Do you know," continued the singer, "you are a little like my wife, .Miss er Blount, is it?" , . "Is that so." Marjorie managed to iterate between a gasp and a cough. "Tes, you are prettier, if I may be so bold as to say so. My wife is not a beauty, but she is the most fasci nating woman I ever met." -Is that so?" Marjorie heard herself foolishly repeating. "But our little girl Is" Here Marjorie broke in suddenly. I -see our hostess beckoning to ui. She evidently thinks I should nor monopolize you. Mr. Small," and she hurried him away. When Marjorie was alone, she lift ed her hands to her burning cheeks, and between a sob and a laugh, mur mured. "At twenty-five one really ought to know better." Wealthy. - , "That old man has fire beautiful daughters." "And is he as richin dollars as ir daughters 7 "Yes, sir. I think he's worth Just about $5." BARN WELL LAID OUT. Dion m Osiot an rnmmArfUm Structure. I L- A. I am raising a barn or a base- j ment 40x68 feet. There are mows 13 J feet wide at each end. The north j south, one floor, 12 feet. The horse stable will be across the south end and allowance will be made for a box stall. How many cattle could I place in the remainder of the basement and allow for a root house on the west side about 10x16 feet? The barn faces north and south. Indicate a suitable place for the silo, and for a cistern in the stable. Would it be well to fill the approach to the barn up to the wall, if stone were nsed? The illustration gives a plan of just such a barn as is required. As a general rule silos are built on the outside of the barn and at a distance off, from three to six feet away from the wall of the building. By so do ing, the ensilage, which is taken from the silo in through a door In the barn, is much easier gotten out. The plan indicates this: It is a good plan to fill in a space of two feet next the barn with stone. This provides a drain for any water that may fall there and A Horse stable 18 ft. wide. B Box stall 9x14 ft. CC Cowstalls 5 ft. long by 3 ft. 3 in. wide. DD Passage behind cows 8 ft. wide. E Cistern. F Door 8 ft. wide. G Doors 4 ft. wide. HH Feed alleys 6 ft. wide. I Feed room. J Roothouse 14x16 ft. K Gutters 1 ft. 2 in. wide and 8 in. deep. M Mangers. N Windows. O Silo. P Driveway to barn noor. in such cases the wall of the building is not pushed in by the frost. The plan shows the position of the cistern. The position of the mixing room 4s also shown. Lining a Silo with Concrete. W. H. C A silo 14 feet in diameter and 30 feet high built of lumber above 4 feet of stone work at the bottom, admits air and spoils the silage. How would it do to build a mould and line the silo with three Inches of cement concrete? A three-Inch lining of concrete would be liable to crack. It would be better to lath the walls -and plaster them with cement mortar. To do this there would be required 2,300 laths. five barrels of Portland cement, and one and one-half yards of coarse sand. The ditching machines referred . to have not proved a success. Cornice- and Window Frame Construc tion. Enq. What are the essential differ ences, such as length of eave, style of cornice, construction of window frame, etc., between a frame house finished with clapboards, and one fin ished with brick veneer? ' There Is no difference in the cornice further than in the case of brick ve neer the projections must be meas ured from the outside of the brick, and in the other case from the out side of the sheathing. A window frame for a clapboard finish should be sheathed and fitted on the outside; for brick it should be put up and staylathed until the bricks are laid and the lathing and plaster ing are finished, on the inside. Then the frame should be sheathed on he inside with matched lumber, then strapped, lathed and plastered. . Evils of Board Floor. H. M. M. My chickens are dying and I cannot tell what is the cause. They are all right when they come out of the shell, but In a week they take lame and die in a day or two. They seem to be weak In the legs and the feet of some become twisted and slightly swelled. I keep them in a house with board floor and feed them on corn meal. Can you prescribe a remedy? The trouble is the board floor. It is Impossible to successfully raise chick ens on a board floor. The sooner chickens get to the . earth the better. Cornmeal alone is about the worst thing that can be given to chickens, particularly uncooked. Watering Concrete Walls. W. H. G. I have just finished a large Portland cement foundation for a barn. The builders told me to water it every day fof two weeks. Is this necessary, and why? The builders advice was good. Con crete requires moisture to set or hard en. In dry weather the moisture in a green wall evaporates rapidly and per fect setting cannot take place unless moisture is added. If kept moist for two weeks perfect hardening will have taken place. Nailing Shingles. A correspondent who claims the qualification of a master mechanic, says that in no case should a shingle receive more than two nails and these should be driven , about half an inch from the edges. When nails are driv en an inch or more from the edge the shingles are liable to have a joint broken over the head of the nail. When this occurs water . will rot a hole round the nail in a very few years. If the shingle is held down at the edges there is no danger of the center rising. . v , if 3 t flf 1 v r' It t'r 1 - 0 I liJLJJ M ."' Brahmin to Raise Tobacco. R. B. Dee. a full-blooded Brahmin of high degree, is in New Haven. Conn., to study tobacco raising at the Con necticut agricultural experiment sta tion and will make use of the knowl edge acquired in growing the weed extensively on his estate at home. Her Specialty. Bleeker Your wifa is something of a wit She tried ta make game of me at the reception jast night. Meeker Huh! That's nothing. She often makes me quail. Landmaking Power of Sea. The landmaking powers of the sea are strikingly illustrated in the recent estimate of a. Scotish geographer. The amount of mineral matter in sea water is found to be sufficient to form a solid layer 125 feet deep over the whole earth, and to equal North America. Europe and Australia .to gether, or nearly one-fifth of all land above sea level. Even more mineral matter has been taken from the sea. Most of the limestone, gypsum and salt has been derived from sea water, and so also has been much, of the cementing material of the sedimen tary rocks. He Ate the Evidence. While a recent forgery prosecution was in progress in a Washington (state) court the accused calmly reached over, took the forged docu ment from the table arfd ate it before the astonished court officials recovered sufficiently to interfere. Thereupon the prisoner's counsel promptly moved for his discharge, on the ground that there was no evidence against him. It was certainly a most effective defense. Dealers say that as soon as a cus tomer tries Defiance Starch it is im possible to sell them any other cold water starch. It can be used cold or boiled. . Must Always Be Clean. Little Princess Victoria Louise, the kaiser's only daughter, hate's starched, frilly things and, in her wilderness of snowy muslins, dreams vainly of a happy, state in which she could grub in the dirt to her heart's content. She recently complained to her august papa of whom she does not stand the least awe that she was forced to sub mit to the bother of making an entire change of apparel each morning. whereas little girls of her acquaint ance frequently were permitted even by their cleanly German mammas to wear the same frocks two days in succession. His imperial majesty promised, to intercede with her moth er, but the empress was obdurate, add the little princess had to resign her self to the awful doom of being al ways spotlessly clean. Piso's Cure for Consumption is an infallible medicine for coughs and colds N. W. Sahuel, Ocean Grove. N. J.. Feb. 17, 1900. men think they have. Others, to make men think they haven t. It takes a" male gossip to tell how exteremly reprehensible is the gossip ing of -women. StorplrrnfT- iwnnrt ti.f 4 . . v...,. nn. r.u a auantltv. tnirpthor i(Vi 1 quality of Defiance Starch makes it "cai iu xxujfussioie 10 seu any other brand. It Is appalling to think how many newspapers are already Devlin the Important to Mothers. "Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and rare remedy for infants and children. and eee that it Bears the Signature of In Use For Over SO Years. Toe Kind You Have Always Bought. There's this much to say of the man who eats with his knife. He doesn't smoke cirgarettes. Every person thinking of visiting; the Cintah Indian reservation in eastern Utah, to be opened for 'settlement August 28th, should have a Homeseekers' Guide and sectional map. It tells everything:. Sent postpaid for 50e. Address W. H. Em mons. 700 17th Strteover, Colorado. Abandon Bicycle Insurance. The stealing of bicycles has become so prevalent in Birmingham, England, that the local . offices of the leading insurance companies have abandoned cycle insurance. If you don't get the biggest and best It's your own fault. Defiance Starch is for sale everywhere and there - is positively nothing to equal it in qual ity or quantity. Ether was first used in surgical op erations in 1846. When it comes to getting on the good side of a shady stream, the cow stands in. Here I Relief for Women. Mother Gray, a nurse in New York, dis covered a pleasant Serb remedy for women's ills, called AUSTRALIAN-LEAF. It is the only certain monthly regulator. Cures female weaknesses, Backache, Kidney and Urinary troubles. At all Drufrgists or by mail 50 cts. Sample mailed FREE. Address. i.no jsaomer uray (jo., letioy, IN. X The doctors are fond of opening up an acquaintance. Promise your boy a half day's fish ing and you will get three extra days' work out of him in the next two days. Write to S. G. Warner, Q. P. and T. A-, Kansas City Southern Ry, Kansas City, Ho, for information concerning Free Government Homesteads. New Colony Locations, Improved ' farms. Mineral lands. Rice lands, and Timber lands and for copy of "Current Events' Business Opportunities, Rice book, K. C S. Fruit Book. Cheap round trip homeseekers tickets on sale first and third Tuesdays of each month. The abort line to ths "Land of FulfUlmenC, 4 rJ li-W 1 J .1111 I Brother Dickey, Banker. In the afternoon of the day Brother Dickey deposited $6 in the bank, a friend met him and said: "You de bigges' fool in de wort put. yo $6 in de bank and now he ban's done shut up!" Brother Dickey followed him to the building and the - sign on the door Bank Closed" was read to him. "Sarves me des right," he sal '. "De loss comes heavy on me, but hit's a just punishment fer puttin' temptation fn dey way!" Atlanta Constitution. Naturally. Wlggs I went to a memory school last year. Waggs You don't. say? What was the name of it? Wiggs I can't remember. San Francisco Call. - Import Branch of Study. "What are you studying now?" asked Mrs. Cumrox. "We have taken up the subject of molecules," answered her son. "I hope you will be very attentive and practice constantly. I tried to get your father to wear one, but he couldn't make . it stay in his eye." Medical Standard. Oh, Joy!" Father (after the wedding) "My boy, take good care of her, for she's a good girl. It almost breaks my heart to see her go." Son-in-law (grasping his hand) "Cheer up! We knew how the parting would affect you, so we talked it over and decided to stay right here in th old home!" Exceptions. " . Cholly "Bronson's the worst ass is town, but on me honah his wife is the clevahest woman I ever saw!" Molly "Is that kind?" Cholly "Oh! Present company al ways excepted, y know." Molly "Yes, in both cases." So Would I. "Where are you going for your vaca tion?" "I don't know, but IU tell you what." "Well, what?" "If I knew of a place where the" bath ing costumes are like those we see in a comic opera, I'd go there." Making a Nasty Insinuation. "Yes," said young Mr. Cissey, "I met Jack Kandor at the smoker lawst eveniDg and I think he's just horrid." "Why so, deah boy?" asked Gussie. "Well, when he saw me he said: Hello! You heah? I thought this was a stag affaih!" Lightning Washing. She I see clothes wasning by elec tricity, without soap is the idea of a Hungarian. He Oh, well, my clothes couldn't look any more as if they'd been struck by lightning than they do now when I get 'em home from the laundry. What Was the Use? "But," asked the dear girl's mother, 'couldn't you tell he was going to kiss you?" ; - "Yes, mother," replied the dear girl, but there wasn't anyone to tell. He was the only one present and he knew already." There Were Others. ' He You made me very happy wheu you said I was one in a million. She Yes, Jack, but there are others- Real Troubles. ; . "The baseball umpire . has his '.roubles," said the grandstand enthusi ast. - " "Yes," answered the friend, vith a patient look. "He has troubles, but be never was chairman of a golf club house committee." More Trouble. "One thing more "bout de rich dey san't buy salvation." "No; but de po' man gits mighty tungry holleria' h alleluia." FEAR FOR NIAGARA IMMENSE - VOLUME OF WATER DIVERTED FROM FALLS. Commercial . Enterprises are Making Heavy Drains on This Famous Show Place Its Tremendous Electrical Power the Inducement. Niagara Falls. August 7: The volume of water being diverted from the historic Niagara Falls is reaching such proportions that the people of the State are trying to piss laws which will prevent the possibil ity of a practical wiping out of this sublime natural spectacle. Water sufficient to develop nearly five hundred thousand "horse-power continuously, twenty-four hours ' per day, for industrial purposes, is now being taken from the river above the Falls, and further developments re quiring more water are contemplated. Probably the largest user of the electricity produced by the waters of the mighty river is the concern which by the five or six thousand degree heat of the electric furnace brings lime and coke into unwilling union, thereby producing what is known as Calcium Carbide. ' Dry calcium carbide is lifeless as so much broken rock, but in contact with water It springs into activity and begets abundantly the gas Acetylene. The light resulting from the ignition. of acetylene is the -nearest approaca to sunlight known. These facts, though of compara tively recent discovery, were soon seized by men with an eye to the com mercial possibilities and to-day cal cium carbide is being shipped every where and used for dispelling dark ness in buildings of all descriptions, from the ordinary barn of the farmer to the country villa of the wealthy, as well as for lighting the streets of a large number of towns. Acetylene can be easily and cheaply installed, and the manufacture and sale of acetylene generators has become a business of recognized standing, has assumed large proportions and is steadily growing. National Wealth of Japan. The Austrian Monthly Magazine fof the Orient has published a statement of the national wealth of Japan, based upon reports of Austrian business men of Tokyo, in which the total amount of money invested in 1904 by corpora tions engaged in commerce, industry, agriculture, banking, mining, naviga tion and railroads is placed at about $420,000,000. The banks had abouV $343,000,000 in deposits, and their to tal capital in 1902 amounted to about $557,000,000. The public debt in 1903 was about $272,000,000. Hundreds of dealers say the extra quantity and superior quality of De fiance Starch is fast- taking place of all other brands. Others say they can not sell any other starch. When you see a pretty girl eat corn from the cob, you look at the butter on her rosk face and wonder if she knows she has allowed the best part to get away. Ask Your Dealer for Allen's Foot-Ease A powder. It rests the feet. Cures Swollen. Sore, Hot, Callous, Aching, Sweating Feet and Ingrowing Nails. At all Druggists and Shoe stores, 25 cents. Accept no substitute. Sample mailed FREE. Address. Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y. Horse racing in Italy is dead since the introduction of automobile speed contests. Don't you know that Defiance Starch besides being absolutely superior to any other, is put up 16 ounces in pack age and sells at same price as 12- ounce packages of other kinds? People talk of having horse sense. But did anybody ever catch a horse getting drunk just because 129 years ago Britain lost a new-born child? Few men are ever so deeply in love that they won't sometimes wonder if, after all, she is really the right wo man. And That Includes Tom. "Tom Lawson can't do much more of the exposing business withot get ting into trouble himself." "What do you mean?"' . "Well, if he keeps on digging up people's pasts he soon will have ex posed Everybody's." Kansas City Drovers Telegram. Every housekeeper should know that if they will buy Defiance Cold Water Starch for laundry use they will save not only time, because it never sticks to the iron, but because each package contains 16 oz. one full pound while all other Cold Water Starches are put up in -pound pack ages, and the price is the same, 10 cents. Then again because Defiance Starch is free from all injurious chem icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a 12-oz. package it is because he has a stock on hand which he wishes to dispose of before he puts in Defiance. He knows that. Defiance Starch has printed on every package in large let ters and figures "16 ozs." Demand Defiance and save much time and money and the annoyance of the iron sticking. . TVftarce never sticks. John D. Rockefeller's resignation as trustee of Vassar college was due, he lets it be known, not to any differ ences that have risen between him and his colleagues on the board, but simply to a desire to decrease his burdens. The public are reassured nobody in Vassar has made it unpleasant for him, and the college authorities don't anticipate any withdrawal of his pat. ronage. Mr. Rockefeller has given to Vassar over half a million dollars. The colleges, to vary by anthitesis aa ol dsaying, will not bite the hand that blesses them.