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How sveet It were. fright. - , - Or dying of the dreadful beauteous sight. An angel came to us. and we could bear To see him issue from the silent air At evening in our room, and bends on ours His divine eyes, and bring us from his News of dear friends, and children who have never Been dead indeed as we shall know for ever. Alas! " we think not what we daily see About our hearths angels, that are to be. Or may be if they will, and wa prepare Their souls and ours to meet in happy air; A child, a friend, a wife whose soft heart sings In unison with outs, breeding Its future wings. Leigh Hunt. t.rir'T I j1m. i (Copyright. 1906. by The man had genius, the woman had hope. He lived in a cheap boarding house and kept soul and body together by doing the work of a literary hack. 'Sometimes he did little desultory ; tasks for newspapers, but never suc ceeded in connecting himself with a pay roll. Once' he had been given a commission to write a little skit for a vaudeville stunt, and this was his un doing if so sorry a failure could be undone. In working it up he had found It necessary to familiarize himself with the technique of playwriting and it .fascinated him. Then the stunt was a decided success and the man who wrote it not only realized more money from it than he had from any other literary effort in his life, but also saw the possibilities of dramatic expres ision both in an artistic and a financial 'sense. And so he came to be a slave of the playwright's itch. And he i wrote and wrote and wrote and jstarved and pinched and still wrote. I But his skits were not accepted and his plays were returned by the mana gers and their readers. , He became more seedy and more gaunt and more impossible finally he ! became nnconsciously hopeless. But jhe worked on because he was the slave of Genius and was compelled to "!ollow the law of his being, f She was the child of love and hope. Her mother was the wife of Hinckley, the shoemaker around the corner, the jmost patient, industrious and hopeless lof the relics of a bygone time before znachinery had deprived good mechan lics of their kingdom. Perhaps Hinck jley was her father. Most people be llieved not. There were rumors of a j gallant stranger who had sojourned for a short time in the neighborhood ,and looked with glowing eyes upon the shoemaker's wife. And she, who never had had her romance, had it then, so the gossips whispered. And the handsome stranger faded away Into the realm of dreams and after a time a daughter was born to the shoemaker's wife. The daughter was no different from the shoemaker and his pretty wife that more than "one doubt was whispered as to her pater nity. But the shoemaker never doubt ed and she grew up as Nora Hinckley the apple of his eye. In the very prime of her splendid beauty a beauty enhanced and chas tened by the very essence of optomism she crossed the path of the strug gling playwright. Some deep chord In her nature drew her to him as the needle to the north. She was an occa sional helper for Mrs. Simpson, who kept the cheap boarding house where he lived. She entered his life as a ray of sunshine. At the lowest, ebb of his fortune she brought warmth and hope and cheer. She laughed at the hopeless clouds which overhung, and she believed in him and his aspir ations. Recognizing a sympathetic spirit his starved nature unfolded un der the warmth of her appreciation, and he discovered to her depths and The man had genius. I shoals and angles which other persons ever had seen or suspected. As she beheld these revelations a great awe and a great love entered 'her heart and soul. She saw his great " and heroic soul naked and free from the sordid limitations of his life, and she bowed down and worshiped with the devotion given only to women of her type. And under the spell of her appreciation ; and understanding, the shackles dropped away from him and Ills genius held full sway.. All this involved many we V7 months and when he realized fully the great love he bore the. blithesome lass, the great Joy of the discovery turned at once Into sharpest pain as he real- If without Hill f Dally Story Pub. Co- lzed the hopelessness of his passion. How was he, who could scarcely keep his own body and soul together, hope to care for another and to assume the responsibilities of a family? But she never despaired. For her always was the golden day in sight when his genius would De recognized and their dreams be realized. One day the world was startled with a new and great play. It was a drama which touched all the chords of human nature and inspired laughter and tears alike. It lifted every auditor The woman had hope.' to the heights of ideality and car ried him to the depths of human woe. There was no false note and all the world paused to pay tribute to the per fection of the piece. And up and down the land the critics asked, "Who is it that has done this thing?" and there was no answer. For the play was produced under a nom de plume, and the clever est work of the newspapers failed to dLsclose the real identity of the au thor. After the play had been a success for many months and had brought a great harvest of shekels to manager and playwright, a fire occurred in a great office building wherein the man ager who produced the play had his offices. A reporter hurrying to the fire was enveloped in a cloud of smoke and cinders and after catching his breath found a charred piece of paper blown across his face. Glancing at it he saw that it was a contract and upon further investigation it proved to be the veritable contract between the author of ''Love's Last Surrender" and the manager who purchased it. The controversy as to the authorship of the play had been waging bo fierce ly that the reporter recognized in stantly the value of the information he had. He went on with his fire story and on the following day sought out the man whose name was on the priceless contract the gods had sent into his hands. - He found him a thin. hollow-cheeked man with ' eyes in which burned a fire almost uncanny in its intensity. He was illy dressed and bore none of the marks of the success ful author. "What was the inspiration of this great work?" asked the reporter. "Come with me," replied the man. Following him silently the reporter went with the man by trolley car and walk until they reached the great cemetery by Jhe flowing river. The great author paused beside a grave surmounted by a simple shaft but heaped high with priceless roses. "The inspiration lies here," said he solemnly. "The play is the very es sence of the life and love and devotion of the marvelous woman who lies be neath this mound. It is the warp and woof of her heart-throbs and mine. That is why I have never let my au thorship be known I. would not pro fane her love and mine. You, sir, have discovereii the secret. You have it In - your power to , do this act of desecration. Do It, sir. If your con science will allow. I cannot prevent It but I forbid it In the name of every holy and generous Instinct. He turned abruptly and went awav, "Well, did you get the story?" de manded the city" editor eagerly as Holmes entered the office. "No." replied Holmes soberly, tear ing a piece of paper Into bits and throwing the bits on the floor. "Noth ing in it; false alarm." . "Well, - of all fools," remarked the city editor in disgust, "and you've wasted a whole afternoon. Get busy on that Hill graft case. Keep it In two columns. Holmes occasionally meets Vn the , street a grave and solemn gentleman who modestly picks his war among the jostling crowd. And Holmes al ways lifts his Ut when he meets him. And the grave and solemn gentleman always lifts bis hat to Holmes. PHYSICIANS KNEW EACH OTHER 'Good Thing" to Be Allowed to Re main Undisturbed. "Listeners," said H. Clay Pierce, the oil magnate, in- New York, "sel dom hear good of themselves. This is especially true if the listeners hap pen to be rich. "There was a rich old lady In St. Louis who "had been ailing a long time. She liked and trusted her phy sician, but, becoming alarmed finally, she asked him to call in a famous -specialist for consultation. 'The specialist came. He charged $500. He examined the rich old lady carefully and gently. Then he went downstairs to partake with the fam ily doctor of a sumptuous luncheon that the patient had provided. . 'Now the patient, a brave woman, wishing not to be deceived about her health, wishing to know the worst at all costs,- induced her maid to hide in a closet -In the dining room so as to overhear and report to her .- the physicians' discussion of her ail ments. 'The maid's report was that during the luncheon the specialist and the family doctor had talked of nothing but the Panama canal. Finally, drain ing his last glass of champagne, the specialist said as he looked at his watch: 'But I must be off. My train goes in twenty minutes.' 'Then the family doctor said: " 'But how about the old woman upstairs? You must remember she is a good source of income to me.' "In that--case said the specialist. as he slipped on his overcoat, "I won't interfere. The present treat ment is an excellent protracting one."' Discount for Shortage. A couple evidently from an exceed ingly rural district recently presented themselves at the home of a Buffalo minister and announced that they wished to be married. The would-be bride was of a homeliness to cause one less pity for the blind, but the groom seemed satisfied, and as they possessed the necessary license the minister proceeded to perform the ceremony. 'How much dew that come to, par son?" the man inquired, bringing a handful Sf silver change from a deep trousers pocket. "Name yer regular flgger that you charge th' swells. I'm a-goin th' limit, by jinks." 'Oh, I have no regular charge," the minister said; "just give me what you think it is worth." The groom turned and eyed the bride in a speculative manner. 'She's a good gal, ef she ain't much on looks," he said, thoughtfully, "an I'll be gosh denied ef she ain't wuth a dollar an forty-five cents!" He was about to hand over the sil ver, when the lady caught his arm, and deducted the five cent piece from the sum. "Wait, Si," she said. "Take back this nickel; you don't know it. but when I was a child I chopped off two toes with th' hatchet." Harper's Weekly. The Barley. The grain stands bonny where the cliffs are sneer And the blue North sea is sleenine: The stooks are yellow In a golden ear With their shadows inward creeping. The tide lies silent on the sands below And the autumn mists hang earlv To fade in heaven o'er the distant row Of the long red roofs beyond the barley. O late last harvest-time, when days were ong. Worked men and maids by the steading And gulls sailed landward in a screaming nrong. To the river pastures heading. - Soft was the foostep that beside me trod In the dew or morning earlv. For Love walked there beneath the smile or .;oo And the high blue sky above the barley. The stalks fall mellow to the sweeping Diaae With their weeds laid shorn beside them. And eves meet stealthily as lad and maid tilance over wnere t. siooks divide them: But mine turn ever while I work alone J Through the long day. late and earlv. To a low mound lying by a standing stone Where the wall shuts out the barley . Where the Nether Kirk is gray Janet. By the long blue sea beyond the barley. Violet Jacob, in the Outlook. Why He Liked Venice. Marion Crawford gave recently a dinner in Rome and during the din ner the talk turned to Venice. "There is a young lady from Du- luth," Mr Crawford said, "whom I met one bright October morning In Sorren to. She told me that she was touring Italy with her father. She said her father had liked all the Italian cities, but especially he had liked Venice. " Ah, Venice, to be sure said I. 'I can readily understand that your father would prefer Venice, with its gondolas and St. Mark's and Michael Angelo's " " 'Oh, no, said the young lady, 'It wasn't that. But he could sit in the hotel, you know;. and 'fish out of the window." Her Perquisites. E. Z. Gross, the mayor of Harris burg, Pa., was condemning the fees and unfair perquisites which swell unduly the salaries of many unimport ant office holders. "Fees and perquisites," . he said, "tend to cause unjust dealings. Even in the kitchen that is so. "A butcher told me the other day that a young woman, the cook In a prominent family hereabouts, came Into his shop and said: " "Gimme a fine large roast o' beef with slenty o' bones." " J . "'Plenty of bones?" said the butcher in amazement. 'Yes. answered the young vocui "Bones is my pel arisite.' " . Forgive The air of scented pine floats o'er the stream. The day is done and shadows fall. One by one the stars appear. One by one, as in a dream. My thoughts go back and say Forgive. The night is long, the way Is steep. The pathway narrow; we lose our way In wrong or right; we plod along. Perhaps to laugh and oft to weep. Perhaps to linger a little while And say, forgive. The soft dew falls in the eventide On the river, field and stream, , Just as a word from the lips of one Who begs and pleads in a world so wide. That you may hear it somewhere. The word, forgive. By some mistake, perhaps -my own. Some petulant word, or look, may be. ' The boat went drifting to a far off isle Where discontent and feud are sown. Oh, if some one would tell you why And say, forgive. By some mischance or bitter word, A heedless action born of strife. Some impulse heeded but too late. Some rumor rankles, a scandal heard. Some lie repeated, breaks the heart Forgive! Forgive. - Exchange. In "the Fight at Lexington. "One of the regiments In the battle of Lexington," said the Captain, "had been in service not more than a hun dred days, but the men fought like veterans. It is true they were in formal and irregular at times, but they stood by their guns. For em ample, there was a. little .Dutchman of company A, First Illinois cavalry, who on the third day, after all the men who had manned the six-pounder had been shot,' swabbed, loaded and fired the gun himself. He was precision itself and as unexclted as if on drill. "After the white flag had been or dered np for the third time by the commander of the home guards, and had been taken down as often by in dignant men, most of the boys in our part of the works in front of the hospital -cut out for the main works around the college. E. A. Jellison, however, remained with the little Dutchman and his six-pounder, firing his old musket as rapidly as circum stances' would permit. After firing all his own cartridges and all that he could find in the cartridge boxes of the dead within his reach, Jellison tied a handkerchief to his ramrod and went over to the movable hemp bale breastworks of Gen. Rains, reb-" el commander of the investing forces. "Jellison was received by Gen. Rains himself, who asked eagerly if Col. Mulligan had surrendered or was ready to surrender. Jellison replied that he didn't know, he didn't come from Col. Mulligan, and couldn't speak for him. He represented only himself, and as he was out of am munition and was occupying an ex posed position he was ready to sur render. Scarcely noticing the ex planation. Rains wrote out a formal demand for the surrender of the Union forces and sent'it to Col. Mul ligan by ' Jellison. "The latter delivered the message to Mulligan, secured another gun and more ammunition, and again opened on the rebs. In later days Jellison admitted this was very irregular, but he contended that Gen. Rains did not formally accept his surrender, did not take his parole, did not even ask him to return. So he felt free, after he had delivered Rains' message to Mulligan, to resume business at the old stand. He always insisted that Rains didn't know any more about the etiquette of the occasion than the little Dutchman did, or than Jelli son himself did. "Those movable breastworks of hemp bales used by the rebels at Lexington seemed very formidable to most of our men. The rebels pushed them forward, throwing water on them to prevent them taking fire when struck by shells, and there was a belief in the ' ranks that nothing could stop such an advance. Mulligan himself was depressed by the wet hemp bales more than he was lay the enemy's guns. Therefore the cool ness of the thirty or forty men who had charged over the hemp bales and had been driven back, was the more remarkable. I have often asked for the name of the little Dutchman who stuck to the six-pounder to the last. Can any of the survivors of Col. Mar shall's regiment of 1861 give it?" Chicago Inter Ocean. "Aunt Lizzie'' Thoughtfulness- She seemed to have no thought for herself, says a veteran, and in the thick of her work she herself fell a victim to exposure and was a patient In Memphis for four weeks. It was a narrow escape from death, but the moment she was able to work she put on the harness - and attached herself to the staff of the general hos pitals. She was assigned to the Over ton hospital, which' before had been the most fashionable hotel in Memphis, and her sister workers were six wom en of the Holy Cross and six Protest ant women. There were 1,100 wound ed men piled in the Adams block from the fight of the Forest. They were to be moved, and the men feared they might lose their watches and little valuables in the transit. They asked for-"Aunt Lizzie" and "Mother Stur gis," and these two- women, standing at the door, took all the contributions from the soldiers. The money was rolled In packages and the watches were fastened to belts and strapped arounj the waists of -nurses. The treasures were thus " dangling when she had word from a courier that the Colonel of her own regiment had fall en in an engagement about a mile from town. She forgot that she had a row of Jewelry around her and that her pockets were filled with money, but hastened pell mell for the front. She came back with the dying and found that all the trusts given her by the soldiers were safe and sound. She then took time from her sleeping hours to send the messages to those at home and to arrange the labels on the trinkets. - She never saw most of the men again and there is many a house in the land to-day that owes the memento of the slain son or fgather to the thoughtfulness of this woman. The only rest she had during the war was a visit to her mother in Cavendish. She stayed there three weeks and then went to the work in Memphis. She took with her f 1,000 which she had raised while resting. She was there at the time the steam er Sultana was blown to pieces and she patrolled the banks ,looklng for the men who swam or drifted ashore, cut and slashed in the wreck. She had an even 100 of these poor suffer ers under her. care for a month, and during the thirty days she did noi get sleep more than .two hours a night. She stayed at the work until June. 1865, and then went to Chicago after a short stop at Peoria. . - "Trading" Shoes with Dead Men. "After our first battle," said a vet eran, "It gave me a shock to find all our dead and wounded left on the field stripped of shoes and hats. Some times a man's pockets "would not be rifled, while his shoes would be miss ing; We were disposed then to talk a good deal about vandals robbing the dead, but later we came to accept the appropriation of dead men's shoes as a matter of course and as a sort of rule of war. A man who would treat a dead soldier's body with due respect would have no compunction about re moving the dead man's shoes, provid ing they would fit him. "I have known our men to 'trade' shoes with our dead in the same way, and thereby hangs a story. After the long march to Louisville in the fall of 1862 the men of our division were walking on thin soles, or on no soles at all, and I noticed that after Perry ville, on the march to the mountains, some of them were well shod. I couldn't believe that any of my boys would wear dead men's shoes, but there were the shoes and I couldn't keep my eyes off them. One night a pale young fellow came to my quarters and said he was In great trouble. "He said that after Perry ville he traded shoes with a dead man and thought little of the transaction. See ing me look suspiciously at his shoes made him nervous, and that night he examined the shoes carefully. He found written on the tongue or flap of each shoe his own family name. This startled him and he had queer dreams. He put the shoes aside and came to ask what he should do. We found under the name of the man the name of his regiment and company. and after the war my little trader of shoes found in southwestern Kentucky a branch of his grandfather's family." Brave Deeds Go Unrewarded. Left penniless by the misfortunes of war, forgotten by friends of former years and feeble in health, Lieut. Jas. D. Gray, aged 71, Is spending his last days with his daughter, Mrs. William Moore, 1030 Dakota street, says a Philadelphia 'dispatch. With a civil war record for "brave deeds and shrewd tactics that has been mentioned by historians and per formed with all the valor of the patri otic citizen, this venerable old soldier lies in urgent need of financial sup port. Gay was selected for secret service work In the Civil War. So efficiently did he perform .his duty that he was detailed to carry the first mail bag North after all communication with Washington had been cut off. According to Lossing's "History of the Civil War In America," Lieut. Gay gave valuable service to the Union cause by his scout duty about Wash ington. Another historical reference gives Lieut. Gay credit for thwarting a rebel plan to capture the capital. By a ruse Gay successfully blocked the scheme by misleading the confederate officers as to the extent of federal forces present. He performed many other feats of valor In Virginia for the government. Was One of Grant's Bodyguard. Frederick M. Treat, 61 years old. one of Gen. Grant's bodyguard, died at Great Barrington, VL, Feb. 24. of gangrene. He . was born in West Stockbridge. He enlisted in Com pany D, 22d Connecticut, and served four years. The Connecticut legisla ture presented Mr. Treat on July 4, 1867. with a testimonial in grateful remembrance of his patriotism. He was a charter member of D. G. Ander son post, G. A, R., and had been twice Its commander. "Aunt Lizzie at Memphis," , "Aunt Lizzie" Aiken was in Mem phis when Gen. Forrest's raiders In vaded the city, and a battle was waged In -the streets. She performed- many noble acts after the blowing up of the steamer Sultana, at the Mem phis docks, with 1,900 discharged Union soldiers on board. ' Her only respite from her labors was a short visit back to her home in Peoria, after which she returned to her post and served in the Memphis hospitals until after the war had ended. Trust to Nature. A ereat manv Americans, both men and women, are thin, pale -and puny, with poor circulation, because they have ill treated their stomachs by hasty outing or too much eating, by consuming aico- - nolle oeverag-es.or oy too close connna meat to home, office or factory, and in con sequence the stomach - must be treated in a natural way before they can rectify their earlier miatakna, The muscles in. many such people, in fact in every weary, thin and thin-blooded person, do their-, work with great difficulty. As a result raturae comes early, is extreme ana lasts long. The demand for nutritive aid is ahead of the supply. To insure perfect health every tissue, bone, nerve and muscle should take from the blood cer tain materials and return to it certain others. It is necessary to prepare tha stomach for the work of taking up from the food what is necessary to make good, rich, red blood. We must go to Nature for the remedy. ' - There were certain roots known to the Indians of this country before the advent of the whites which later came to the knowledge of the settlers and which are now growing rapidly in professional favor for the euro of obstinate stomach and liver troubles. These are found to be safe and yet oar- -tain in their cleansing and invigorating effect upon the stomach, liver and blood. These are: Golden Seal root. Queen's root, Stone root, Blood root, Mandrake root. Then there Is Black Cherry bark. Ths medicinal principles residing in these native roots when extracted with glyc erine as a solvent make the most reliable and efficient stomach tonic and liver in vigorator, when combined in just the right proportions, as in Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Where there Is Danicrnps vitality sucn as nervous exhaustion, bad nutrition and thin ' blood, the body acquires vigor and the nerves, blood and all the tissues feel the favorable effect of this sovereign remedy. Although some physicians have been aware of the high medicinal value of the above mentioned plants, yet few have used pure glycerine as a solvent and 'usually the doctors' prescriptions called for the ingredients In varying amounts, tvith alcohol. The "Golden Medical Discovery" is' a scientific preparation compounded of the glyceric extracts of the above mentioned vegetable ingredients and contains no alcohol or harmful habit-forming drugs. One Comfort Left. The retired merchant was looking over his old ledgers. . "What satisfaction does that afford you?" asked the caller. "A heap," he answered. "When somebody calls me an old skinflint and a miser it does me good to look at the unpaid accounts of my forty years in business and reflect that I've given away in my time, without counting in terest, $27,491.36." Chicago Tribune. , Take Garfield Tea for liver, kidney, stomach and bowel derangements, sick uoauwue ana cnronic diseases. This mild laxative will purify the blood, cleanse the system and clAat- t.hA cnmifl.inn t t . young and old the best family medicine. fujr iruLu aruggist. Died With the Bears. S. B. Clark, of Omaha, who had gone out on a hunt in the Big Horn mountains, was missing. His friend3 found his body and the bodies of two grizzly bears lying together. The bears had died of bullet and knife wounds. Clark had four broken ribs, a chewed arm and "a wound at the base of the brain. Lewis Siugle Binder Cigar has a rich taste. Your dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111. First Russian Parliament, Called the douma. Election of members begins April 7. First session May 10. Ignoring of vote will give peasants small representation. Most election places will be under martial rule. Leading legislative topic will be finances. One bill places heavy tax on salaries of corporations officials. Vast foreign loan to be sanctioned. Parliament will be asked to act strongly against violation of property rights. . Early steps to he taken against Poles and other dependent peoples. Bill prepared gives peasants right to buy realty holdings on easy pay ments. Had the Advantage. Browning had just completed "The Ring and the Book." "There Is only one , thing I don't understand about It," remarked Eliza beth. "But you should remember wife," replied the author, "that you are far above the average person In intel ligence. Kansas City Drovers Tele gram. fTrin n rw HIGH GRADE INVESTMENT. W rer to at llsmlted aaker r rakaerlkera J ww mm HHHU fsmatet pnat rlu. TkUUIut yts mat mmljr satfto prtmelpm.1, mt sare dtvl iflmdi mmt m Vmm eavala. 0t Ucm fseta. hdl ratrtlesilmn ud setells x ntan aU. will brims' tmnmft. Mak Tmmv r amk Tmm mwacr. Vmt St ww caat, Rimncl Hiheraim. flAtilc .fe Tnml Ca New Orleans. Third National Bank, St. Louis, Mo. f Address ,AMsaicit Rica Packtso Cot. M South Commercial Street, St. Loui. Mo.