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There was a foot who thought himself a -king.
Be proudly strutted and his head was high; . Men laughed who heard the poor fool muttering: . , "How wonderful am- X? There was a king whose navy ruled the seas. Hut ever an he passed in regal state. Ha murmured to himself: "The least of these In my place could be great." - And. would yon be a king In purple clad Yet saddened by your common little ness ? Lord, let me be the scoffed-at fool and . glad Who cannot know nor guess. S. E. Kiser. (Copyright, 1905. by The river was licking the piles of the old wharf in a caressing sort of way, the sky was black overhead, and occasionally a few big drops of rain fell out of the heavenward tnurkiness and spattered the planking of the wharf in the glow of a few dim lights that were scattered along its edge. Dent was standing in the glow of one of these lights looking upon the river. He was thinking of a home In the country, of a time five years ago, and of a girl with whom he had had a lit tle misunderstanding. During the es trangement, the girl had married an other man and gone away; and Dent had felt a deep loneliness ever since. .And to-night, as the roar of the river filled his ears, he was thinking of what might have been. "Ye look like the man as the wom an wants to see. Mister." Dent felt a tug at the corner of his coat, and looked down. A barefoot child was looking up into his face. "Do you think so?" asked Dent. ' "Yes, I reckon ye are," she said, "there was to a long scar across " the .man's cheek." Involuntarily Dent touched the scar with his finger. He had got that from a knife wound while protecting the girl from a ruffian half a dozen years ago. "An' "the woman said your name would be John Dent; an' I reckon now that's it; ain't it. Mister?" "Where's the woman ?" . . Dent had thrust his hands into his pockets , and turned about. "I was to tell you to follow me. if ye re the man." "I guess I'm the man, little chap. Lead on." - " The child hurried away, and Dent followed closely. : Half a dozen blocks up the street, they turned into an al leyway and soon entered a building. At the top of a third flight of stairs the child opened a door. "Ye're to come in here. Mister; an she as sent me fer ye is a lyin on the bed over there." Dent put his hand upon the child's head gently, then pushed past her to ward the bed.. But as he approached the woman half raised herself on the bed and fell cringing and moaning to the farther side. "She s got off again," said the child. "She was talkin' sense all right when she sent me after ye." jonn uent naa stopped and was gazing at the woman on the bed. "Great Heaven!" he exclaimed un der his breath, "an ye've come to this!" "I reckon ye know her, then. Mis ter?" the child said, having caught his words and looking up - into his face. "Yes that is, I used to. Where do you live, little chap?" "Across the hall here - "Well you can run along now I'll stay here." He placed a coin in the child's hand, and she moved away to- waru tut; uuui . "I'm glad you're going to stay,' she said, " 'cause it's lots of bother to wait on sick folks." When the child was gone. Dent went to the bedside. The woman, suil cringing against the wall at the back of the bed, stared into his face, but there was no light of recognition in her eves. ... "Kittie." he began, tenderly, "don't ye know me?" But there was no reply, and only a vacant stare met his eager inquiry. Dent stood a moment by the bed side, then turned and went out of the room and "down stairs, having closed In the glow of one of these lights. ,and locked the door behind him. ' In a few minutes he returned and .found the woman still in the cringing posi tion, in which he left her. Taking a "111 ,5fft- i y Dally Story Pub. Co.) cup of water he again went to the bed. "Kittie, you're - to take this medi cine," he said, holding a tablet be tween his fingers. ' ' But the woman only stared. Dent waited a moment; then, setting down the cup of water, he reached over and took the woman in his arms. Then, sitting on the edge of the bed, he held her in his lap and,- forcing the tablet between her teeth, after a mixture of force and persuasion, succeeded in getting her to swallow It. Then, plac ing her upon the bed again he drew the covering carefully about her and sat down near by, still holding one of her small hands whrch he " began stroking tenderly. Under this rhythmic rubbing and. the influence of the narcotic Dent had given, Kittie soon fell asleep and was breathing regularly and even peace fully. For four hours the man sat there at the edge of the bed, rubbing the small, thin hand of the woman, while the rain poured upon the roof, "Said I could marry ye, if I'd have ye. humming a dismal strain. For awhile he had watched the young but wan face on the pillow grow pale and pink by turns. Then he had made a sur vey of the room with his eyes. "D n!" he muttered. "There's nev er any telling about how things will come out." -He glanced at the candle, which was cow almost exhausted. Then he drew a new one from his ample coat pocket, lighted it and set it beside the expiring one. -."Tallow candles," he grunted, "an gas goin' to waste in this town." Another hour, passed In silence, ex cept for the rumble of the rain on the roof not ten feet overhead. Then the woman opened her eyes and looked up. "Is it you. John?" she asked quiet ly, searcuirg his face with her eyes. - "Yes, Kittie the child came ' for me. Did you send?" "Yes. I remember that I sent There is a note for you. I was to give it to you sometime. But I got so ill, I knew I should have to get it to you pretty soon." " , ' "Where's Joe?" asked Dent. Kittie put her hands to her face and shuddered. "He is dead," she said, "killed in a riot in Daggerty's saloon. It was Joe who left the note for you." . "The dev " "Yes.- They brought him here; and he made me leave the room, while Daggerty wrote the note for him. It's sealed." ' " " .- - Kittie's thin hand wandered under the pillow and -presently " came out agmn with an envelope in it. John took it and broke It open. "Dear John," he read by the dim candle light, "it's all on account of a lie I told Kittie about you. And now that I've got a big hole in my side, and they say I've got to die, I don't mind telling you straight, so you can come on and marry Kittle if you want to. and make her somehow comfortabh for God knows she has had a rough and tumble time of it since she mar ried me. I've been a devil and treated Kittie like a dog sometimes. But I'm sorry for It now, and it won't, do you any good to stamp around on my grave and kick over the head board, if there is any; so I don't mind telling you this, too. Hope youll take "- pity on : the poor' little soul I'm leaving behind. I am yours, .,. Joe Lineman," "What is " It," JohnT asked Kittle, when he had finished. 1 John hesitated a moment. "Said It was all on account of a lie he told ye about me, little one. he answered; "an' an' said I could marry ye, if ye'd have me. -What about it, Kittie, are ye willin' to go back with me five years an' begin where we left off when Joe happened along?" He had caught Doth of Kittle's hands and was fitting her slowly toward him. "If I get well.John." : A beautiful wan smile for a moment played about her lips, then she allowed her tired head to drop over upon John's ample breast. THE EAR OF THE COURT. Counsel at Last Had Got What He Desired. Many years' ago, when Hugh . L. Bond was judge of the United States Circuit Court, and was holding a term of the court in Raleigh, N. C. the late Henry A. Gilliam, - afterward judge of the Superior Court of this state, appeared as counsel in some of the cases that were being tried before the Baltimore judge. During these trials the rulings of the court were uniformly against the clients of Judge Gilliam, and frequently Judge Bond would say to Judge Gilliam that there was no merit in his contentions and instruct him to proceed to something else. . After the session of the court had been concluded, Col. John W. Hins dale, one of the leading lawyers of the court, gave a dinner to Judge Bond, and - Invited all the Raleigh lawyers who had attended the court. In the meantime Col. Hinsdale had asked Judge Bond what was his fa vorite dinner dish and had been told 'hog's head and turnip sallett." Judge Bond occupied the head of the table, and noticing the dish of hog's head and turnip sallett imme diately before . him had the waiter present the same to Judge Gilliam with his compliments. The waiter did so, and Judge Gilliam seized the knife and commenced to saw on the bog's ear, remarking at -the time "that this was the first time during the week that he had had the ear of the court." New York Times. Thought Aunt About Due. Sir Edward Monson, the veteran English diplomat, who is now visit ing America, served under Lord Lyons on Washington under Lincoln s ad ministration, and has many interest ing stories of Lincoln to relate. "A distinguished old woman," he said the other day, "once called on Lincoln and railed and stormed over some fancied wrong that, she had suf fered at the government's hands. Mr. Lincoln listened to her po litely, he talked to her in the kindly was he talked to everyone, and then, after she was gone, he turned to me and said: 4 'Little Edith heard the other day that a neighbor had shot his dog be cause it had grown old and cross, She studied the matter out awhile and then she looked up in her moth er's face and said: " 'Mamma, when do you think papa will shoot Aunt Martha?' " Goldwin Smith's Good Work. " A unique figure is that of Goldwin Smith of Toronto, who was 82 years old the other day. . He has lived and done public service in the United States, Canada and England, and en joys a large share of esteem and af fection in each country. Many years ago he took front rank as a scholar and thinker. A Toronto paper says of him: "In the country In which for much more than a generation Goldwin Smith has made his home he has borne his full part in the fray of human affairs, sometimes on the win ning, sometimes on the losing side, ex hibiting always a rare degree of per sonal force and courage of conviction but never failing also to manifest the patience, courtesy and dignity that are alone consistent with real emi nence of intellect and integrity ol heart." - , '. Gorse. Flaming up the mountain side. - Gleaning in the valley. Love blooms gold by palace wall Lights the dark town alley. For this tiuth is plain and clear. To deny were treason. When the goise is out of bloom. Kissinga out oi season. Every day they claim its prize, Light heart lad and maiden. Every day climb hand in hand With the bright spoil laden. "Hey!" they sing, and "Ho!" they shout ( 1 his is rnyme and reason). When the gorse is out of bloom, . Kissing's out of season. Sham thorns lurk beneath the flames. Pain may come to-morrow, Pluck the burning, love-lit boughs. Twill be worth the sorrow. Love must last throughout the year. To deny were treason. Whn the gorse Is out of bloom, Kissing's out of season. "The Lady." Too Well Trained. They - were showing the baby off to a group of Admiring Friends. The poor-kid was made to go through his paces like a trained dog. "How does the chicken go?" prompt ed mamma. - "Chirp, chirp," said baby, obedient ly.. - - ' - "Ah, the little dear," exclaimed the Admiring Group. , , "How does doggy go?" "Bow, wow, wow," placidly replied the Prodigy. . -"Oh, you little wlzzikin," fussed the Admirers, "with true politeness. "And how does papa got" And here a funny look came Into baby's eyes, as he straightened up and said, soberly : "Shut up ocr noise! . The Truth of It. "Yes," said the first shade In tht Elysian fields, "I am Sir Walter Ra leigh." - -s- - v -..-V: r :-: Really 7 exclaimed tne new ar rival.' '.'Say, tell me, what was tht Teal cause of your trouble with Queer Elizabeth?""" . ...,, "Well, 111 tell you,", said Raleigh 1'she wanted me to call her 'Liz' anc smoke . cigarettes T with her and wouldn't do It," because' you know cigarettes weren't Invented then." Catholic Standard ana Times. F1UJITFIJL FURNACES INTENSE HEAT PRODUCES PRECIOUS STONES. - Scientists Have Succeeded In Pluck ing Real Diamonds and Rubies from the Crucible of the Furnace. Recent advices from France stats that Prof. Moissan. the eminent sci entist and inventor, has actually suc ceeded In making genuine diamonds and rubies. He employs for this pur pose the electric furnace, which has been : so improved that a, degree of heat eanjbe produced, approaching the extreme temperatures, which were un doubtedly a factor, in the formation of minerals and gems In the Interior of the earth. . y The rubies obtained are of large size, weighing 10 or 15 carats, and in quality and color equal -and even sur pass those found in the. earth. The natural forces attending the formation of diamonds seem to have been more complicated, and so far the diamonds resulting from the efforts of the sci entists have been very small, but still they are positively identified as the carbon crystal the diamond. They are remarkably clear and bright, and on a small scale as fine specimens as nature's own product. The electric furnace has enriched chemistry with a whole series of new compounds. Probably the one of most value to mankind at large is Cal cium Carbide. The 6imple applica tion of water to Calcium Carbide gen erates the gas Acetylene, which is now being commonly used for light ing. The peculiar merits of Acetylene light are its brilliance and high can dle power, ease of Installation, eco nomy and its adaptability for lighting buildings of every description, regard less of their location. The Comparison. Towne Yes, my wife is able to dress on comparatively little money. Browne Oh, come, now I Compar atively little? Towne I mean on little compared with what she thinks she ought to have. She Looks It. Those who saw Empress An's pic ture at the- World's Fair last year will readily admit that she is capable of engineering the meanest sort of a boycott. The Read Meaning. u addle Crittlck read your essay and he insists that' you'r beyond your depth. De Riter Ah! I thought he would. Gaddie You did? Then you know what he means. De Riter Yes, he means simply that I'm beyond his depth. ,.. NOISES IN HER HEAD Mrs. Reagan was a Nervous Wreck, But Dr. Williams' Pink Pill Brought Sound Health. Before I began to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills," said Mrs. Mary Reagan, of No. 86 Kilburn street, Fall River, Mass., recently, " I was in and out of bed all the time, but now I stay up all day and do all my own work. I was badly run "down from over. work. Oue day noises began in my head and almost made me crazy. My bead felt as if a tight baud bad been put around it. and the pressure and the sounds made me so uneasy that 1 often had to walk the floor all night. " Mr stomach was ill bad shape, and I bad smothering sensations. At such times my body seemed bloodless,' my hands were like chalk and my face turned yellow. The doctor said J. Had dyspepsia in the worst form. Then my nerves gave way and I was completely prostrated. I frequently suffered from smothering sensations. . The first box of Dr. Williams tin Pills that I used quieted my nerves so that I could Ret a good night a sleep, which was a new experience for me. Before I began to use them I was a nervous wreck and trembled at the slightest sound. I was so weak that I bad to sit down and rest every few steps when I went up stairs. Now I can run up a whole flight at once. The smother ing sensations have gone and the noises in my head have stopped entirely. My appearance has greatly improved, for mends who were alarmed on my ac count before, now say: How well you are looking !' My husband spent over a hundred dollars on treatment for me that was worthless, but a few boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills brought me sound health." Sold by all druggists, or sent, post said, on receipt of price. 50 cents per box, six boxes for S3 60 by the Dr. Wil liams Medicine Co., Schenectady, Si. X, On to Him. "Yes," said the red-eyed clerk. I'm a little late this morning. The mid night oil, you know "H'm!" Interrupted his employer, "oil. eh? Well, the next time you paint the town I'd advise you to use water colors exclusively." me THE VAJKOtTS Bad Cross Ball Bine. 7Large S-os. paekace cent tm Jtuaa company, aoua tteaa, inn , A Hasty Explanation. T wonder why all those swimmers who try to swim the English Channel always start from the English -Bide?" "Probably itt's the shortest way.' Defiance Starch is put up 1 ounces In a package. 10 cents. One-third more starch for- the same money. Nearly a million dollars a day paid by the United States to foreign ships for carrying its products. . Do Your Clothes Look YellowT Then use Defiance Starch,- It wUJ keep them white IS ox. for 10 cents. We men would take Is mighty bard If our wives applied the eight hour day iule of working. Farm and Home House Cellar; Corn Crib; Barn. F. T. 1. What kind of walls and floor would prevent water coming into a cellar in low land? 2. What size should a corn crib be to hold 900 bush els of corn? How should it be built? 3. Please publish a plan of a barn to hold four horses, five cattle and thirty sheep. 4. How deep should water pipes be put down .so that they will not freeze up? -, . 1. Use cement mortar for building stone walls and point" up both inside and outside of the walls with, the ce ment mortar. : 2. The corn crib would require to be 30 feet long. 6 feet wide and 8 feet high. It would be well to have the width 5 feet at the bottom, and. 7 feet at the top in order to keep out moist ure. Have cross ties at the plate S or 6 feet apart to prevent the crib spread ing. The crib should rest on posts two and a half or three feet above th . av ." . A Rorsa stall. 8 ft. wlilo -with ft passage behind. B Box stall or feed room, 10x12 ft. C Cow stable, stalls 5 ii. long, gutter 19 In. wide, passage. 4 ft. 10 in. E Sheep pen. 13x26 ft. E reed passage, 5 ft. wide. ground, with flanged tin collars on each post to prevent cats climbing up to the crib. An inverted tin pan laid on each post beneath the sill will an swer well. A plank floor would an Bwer all requirements. A concrete floor would hold water from snow that would drift in. - - 3. A plan of a suitable barn to ac commodate the stock in question is shown in the accompanying illustra tion. ; . -, 4. Water pipes " should put down below the frost line, whatever depth this may be in your district. Iron Frame for a Gate. G. T- In framing a gate with one- inch pipe, would It be satisfactory to use elbows In the corners instead of bending them? Are the tubes usually filled with sand? In making the frame of a gate with iron pipe,' bend the pipe to shape de sired, and use unions where pipes join. By filling pipe with sand there is less danger of kinking the pipe when bending it. If stay braces are used a band of iron clamp with rivets through the pipe is used. A Bag Holder. Think of the labor that would be saved by the use of the simple con trivance shown in the Illustration. The upright plank is an -inch thick, three inches and a half long, and fifteen inches wide. The bottom plank is of the same dimensions, except that it is a foot and a half shorter. The hopper Is easily constructed, and the hooks secured at any hardware store, or pos sibly, improvised at home from bent nails. The base of the hopper is wedged from the perpendicular plank so that the bags may wrap all the way around. '. - Cement for Walls. C. ,W. H. I wish to build a room 16 feet, wide by .24 feet long, 9 feet high and 6 Inches thick; also a floor. How much Portland cement and how much gravel will it take, and. in what proportion are they to be mixed? For the walls of the room 10 bar rels of the cement, 13 yards of gravel and the labor ' of three men for five days - would be required. For the floors, five barrels of cement, three yards of gravel and the labor of three men for one day would be required. . In the "Good Old Times. The nonagenarian shook his hoary head. . "It is. all very well, he quavered, "to condemn the railroads for their re-( bates and the telegraph companies for their high rates, but I remember the time - -'.'. He paused to light his pipe. "I remember the time when you rode on cars that bad no roofs, cars built like stage wagons, and you paid i fare that would be about well, ibout the rate of $10 from Philadel phia to York. , , -r "And ; telegrams!" he went on. Well, gentlemen, the first . telegram H sent cost me 50 cents a word, and :he man that received it was so sur prised he, thought it was a hoax. Reminiscences. Marie (after the honeymoon) Max, lear, here is "the tree under which you rdssed me for the first time.- ' - Max You're always raking up old nemories. Ill have " that " tree cut lown. "' "V ' - Marie (after' the .tree has been cut town) Do you remember. Max, dear, iis is the very -spot where the tree jrew ? (Tableaux.) Lire: mmt A WOMAN'S SUFFERINGS. Weak, Irregular, Racked with Pain. mase wen ana 30 founds Heavier. Mrs. E. W. Wrisrht of 17 xr. c Haverhill. Mass., says: "In 1898 I was suffering so with sharp pains In the - oms 1 1 a -wTthk v. v -. -srfe and had such fre- quent dizzy spells that I cou 1 d scarcely get about the house. ,-The urinary pas sages were also s quite irregular. I Monthly periods were so distress- "Mill j - lng I dread e d This waa mv otiti Al their approach. lan for four Tears. Dnan'n ITMn Pills .helped me right away when I began . with them, "and thm ho-m. cured me permanently." 'oster-Mrlburn Co Buffalo. K. v. For sale by all dealers. - Price. SO cents per box. " Many a man who never saw a ship s capable of handling schooners. DISFIGURED BY ECZEMA. Wonderful Change In a Night In a - Month Face Was Clear as Ever Another Cure by Cuticura. "I had -eczema on the face for "five months, during which time I was in the care. of physicians. My face was so disfigured I. could not go out, and it was going from bad to worse. A friend recommended Cuticura. The first night after I washed my face with Cuticura Soap, and used Cuticura Ointment and Resolvent, it ' changed wonderfully. From . that day I was able to go out, and in a month the treatment had removed all scales and scabs, and my face was as clear as ever. (Signed) T. J. Soth, 317 Stagg Street, Brooklyn, N. Y." Fplly nine-tenths of the Wall street pointers prove to be disappointers. Try One Package. ii - jjenance tstarcn" does not please you, return it to your dealer. If It does you get one-third more for the same money. It will give you satis faction, and will not stick to the iron. Madison, Wis, Women Voted. Few women had ever voted at the elections at Madison, Wis., until this summer, when the ladies made up their minds, that there must be a new high school and that bonds must be Issued for the purpose. The men voted a majority of 137 against the bonds,, but the women voted a major ity of 421 in favor resulting in a total majority of 284 for the bonds. The opposition will contest, saying that women may not vote for bond issues, although they may vote for members of school boards. . - Possibly the Case. "They say that Snooks has been earning $100,000 a year, and yet "he ac- "Well? ' "How do you account for it?" v" "I don't know. Perhaps the hundred thousand was mostly in stage money." - In the Beginning. ' Adam hung his hat on the nail. - "Oh, Adam," cried his frightened spouse, "there was such a queer look ing man came and insisted on kissing little Cain. : With bitter tears they realized the office-seeker was abroad in the land. Doubtful Remark. Dolly And when our auto was speeding like the wind, just to think of his proposing to me! Dorothy I'm not surprised. They say running an automibile makes a man reckless. The Answer. Teachei Now, Tommy, If : your father had twenty dozen eggs In his store ana xouna mat eignteen or mem were bad, how much" would he lose? " Tommy Nothin. I guess you don't know oa. A kiss and a smile have been the undoing of many a good man, while a fill. iv cLuv-L a i,uu u-a t vj ucia uiaiuug of -many another. r ; " - STRONGER THAN MEAT. A Judge's Opinion of Grape-Nuts. A gentleman who has acquired a Judicial turn of mind from experience on the bench out in the Sunflower. State, ' writes a carefully considered opinion as to the value of Grape-Nuts as food. He says: , "For the past 5 years Grape-Nuts has been a prominent feature in our bill of, fare. . "The crisp food with the delicious, nutty flavor has become an indispensa ble necessity in my family's everyday life. - "It has proved to be most healthful and beneficial, and has enabled us to practically abolish pastry and pies from our table, for the children prefer Grape-Nuts-and do not crave rich and unwholesome food. "Grape-Nuts keeps us all In perfect physical condition as a preventive of disease it is beyond value. I have been particularly impressed by the benefi-. cial effects of Grape-Nuts when used by ladies who are troubled with face blemishes, skin eruptions, etc. It clears up the complexion wonderfully. "As to its nutritive qualities, my ex perience , is that one. small dish of Grape-Nuts is superior to a pound of meat for breakfast, which ts an Im portant consideration for anyone..-. It satisfies the appetite and strengthens I the power of resisting fatigue, while its use involves none of the disagree able consequences that sometimes- fol low a meat breakfast." Name given, by Postum Co, Battle' Creek, Mich. There's a reason.