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THE MACON BEACON, MACON, MISS.
ROMAN FORUM, Slfi : r If ; ..vi.. View of the Forum in Rome, whose central Italy. HttHdiiiiciMiiDiiiiiiaiMiuMiai The Panama-California exposition, which opened at San Diego on New Year's day, is receiving high praise tor the beauty and artistic effect of its buildings. The illustration shows the Home Economy and Foreign and Domestlo Arts buildings. ST. PETER'S SQUARE IN ROME r; . St. Peter's square In Rome was hard seen In the foreground in the photograph, famous colonnade, seen at the right, was house, once occupied by the sisters or HOW THE FRENCH SHAKEN BY THE GREAT ,.,W, famous ruins were sadly disturbed by SAN DIEGO'S BEAUTIFUL EXPOSITION .ji.iljJn,-.. rafl ii ., n a .1 ,J. "J hit by the earthquake. The obelisk was shaken and badly damaged; the lowered four feet, and the adjacent rope ijiub a, was f" . ' ? TRENCHES LOOK EARTHQUAKE the earthquake that devastated a!) WALES AS A MESSENGER The prince of Wales has earned a name for himself in the var and now has been promoted to be a dispatch bearer. He is here shovn equipped for the duties of that posltoln. AVIATOr This little steel arrow, the flechete, as it is called; when dropped from a height of 3,000 feet, will penetrate man from helmet to feet P At Aii 1 Jr . Immmmia LauraJeanLibbeu's Talks on Heart Topics ICwmbl. I9M. br da Mcdun IWw SntcataJ WHO 18 SHEf Give me but Somethlnif whereunto I may bind my heart. Something to love, to reat upon, to clasp Affection's tendrils round. , "Who is she?" That's the question every anxious mother asks her son when she hears be has a sweet heart Then fol lows a torrent of questions which the young man finds it difficult to stem. "Do you know who her parents are?" questions the mother. "Where does she live?" "How old is she?" "Who introduced you to her?" "How often have you called on her?" "Were her folks Impressed with you?" "Is she one of those dance-mad girls, or is she the kind who can make herself useful in the kitchen as well as play on the pi ano in the parlor?" "Is she a girl who powders and rouges, or is she sensible enough to be pleased with the com plexion nature gave her? Is she a flirt or a modest maiden?" "Is she of the sort that you could with pride bring home to me, or one of the kind that you would rather I wouldn't see or meet right up to the wedding day?" The average young man laughs at bis mother's solicitude and tries to evade answering. But when he is cor nered, if he admits that she is a pretty girl, employed either in office, or shop, be don't know which, and was intro duced to her by a girl friend of hers; that she hasn't a home of her own, but is sheltered by a boarding house roof; that she is most modest as well as the sweetest girl in the world, in stead of being relieved by the young man's last remark the mother ofttlmes goes off into hysterics. "I don't know any more now than I did before," gasps the twin head of the family. "If you continue to visit her, I shall never rest until I find out all about her." Any young man will protest vigorously about his mother interfering in his love affairs, no mat- Vit how fond she is of her boy. He bravely declares that as long as he loves the girl, and she cares for him, that's all that's necessary. He does not add all that he has found out con cerning her; that, although she is poor and her plain clothes do not corre spond with her sweet face, she has an honest heart and an unsullied reputa tion, a girl whom he can trust; that she is not running around inquiring who he Is whether or no his father was a shoemaker or a railroad mag- nate in his early life; if his mother was a milliner's apprentice when she was young. AH that she asked when he proposed that they keep company was if he had good habits, a steady po sition and whether or no he was trifler, wanting to take up her time with no serious intentions Infatuated with this girl today and that one to morrow. She added that she was good working girl, honest, and frankly asked not to be deceived by a declara tion of deep interest in her unless it came from the heart. It is not every girl who is brave enough to face an anxious, keen-eyed mother of a son, lest she break up a sweet love dream. Nine times out of ten mothers can trust their son's Judg ment In selecting a wife whom they can be happy with. Girls who have now and then been dubbed "nobodies" have invariably turned out to be the most lovable of wives. Judgment should never be rendered too hastily IP HE WERE WHAT HIS SISTERS THOUGHT HIM. Yes, hold me, beloved! I feel your control; But my wayward soul, Takes wings, fleet and strong, If you hold me too long. One brother midst a household of girls, unless he is an extra level-head-ed young fellow, is sure to be hope lessly spoiled before he gets out of knickerbockers. The spoiling goes on up to the time he is a man grown. He Is looked upon by the family as the flower of the flock; the brainiest and most sensible of young men. They are anxious as to the time he may fall in love, believing that there are few, if any, girls who are quite good enough for him. They will not allow cider on their table lest he might acquire a taste for it which miKht lead on to other beverages stronger and more harmful. The Kirls bring to the house only Sunday school scholarr as friends lest he be brought in contact with a mala who would have fun and frolic instead of being serious. The girls hide from their brother the fact that each had a night key lost he would be horrified at the knowledge. The sisters were never out later than ten o'clock, attending prayer meeting, singing school, or perchance a oullting bee. Brother often reached home in the wee sma' hours. How the famjly pitied him when he explained at breakfast table that he was look ing over the books at the request of the firm! It happened so often that father, knowing something of the world himself, looked across the table, dubiously, at his son. The mother was indignant at the way they piled work on the poor soul; his face was so pale and his eyes so heavy. His sisters openly declared that fa ther should put him in business for himself; that they would be perfectly willing to make their shares over to him. He had come home minus his watch and chain. The grief of his sis ters was great when he confessed that some of the light-fingered gentry must have purloined it. He couldn't tell for the life of blm how he had lost It The girl found cloves and cardamon seeds scattered about the top of bis dresser. He accounted for these by remarking that the street gamins had made htm the victim of their putty blowers. His clothes were muddy, his hat dented. His sisters believed in him implicitly when he told, reluc tantly, that he had slipped in at tempting to escort an organ-grinder from one pavement to the other. As for the coupons of the French ball found in his pocket as he drew out his handkerchief, he was puzzled to know how they got there unless it was the jolly chap who sat next to blm in the crowded street car must have tucked them in his yawning; pocket to get rid of them. Such a brother can go a long ways before be is found out. It is usually some cast-off sweetheart who opens the family's eyes, just to get even with him; pulls the little tin god down from his pedeBtal to get even with him, as it were. Many a fellow has rooted out his bad habits just to be come the honorable brother his dear sisters thought him. LONELY HEARTHS AND HEARTS. I hold It true whate'er befall, ' I feel It when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have laved at all. Every one thinks the single man must have a happy life of it They argue that he must be contented or he would change his state of single blessedness. The scale of their pity is tipped in favor of the bachelor. They like to consider that he is bash ful. In the case of a widower, they know that he has entered into mat rimony once, and therefore he knows how to win a woman's heart. If he remains single, it is because he will not put anyone In the dear departed's place. The truth is that the Bachelor is not deserving of such sympathy. He will go through the world until he finds one who appeals to him. The older he gets the younger he wants the girl to be with whom he shall fall In love. The widower's home has been so different that it is with much difficulty he can submit himself to the change. He has been used to have a presiding helpmeet, a loving face close to his own when he needed someone to cling to, one nearer and dearer yet than all others when he was in need of someone to confide in. Bereft of his treasure, he has no heart to make himself agreeable to those who have little or no interest In him for him self alone. The years that have gone before have domesticated him. He appreciates the comfort of bis own hearth. He tries to make himself believe that he Is happy in the companion- shin of his brave sons and sweet daughters. They love him dearly, but it is heaven's plan that they shall woo and be loved, turning their hearts bravely to other loves. The sons wed and the girls marry. When the last bird has fluttered away from the home nest, he begins to realize fully, and for the first time, that he is desper ately lonely. His housekeeper may be verv good, but she has her own in terest elsewhere. Servants come and go. Where can he look for a depend able home staff? He realizes that he does not grow younger and more active with the years. He knows then that he can expect only a fireside companion in a wife. The world and his wife are shocked when he weds again. But they would not be if they studied the conditions of his lonely life and re alized that the only path that showed a bright star to light his way was that which led to matrimony. A man who has once loved, tenderly and wnll. Is never haoDy away from a faithful woman's gentle influence. Neither the bachelor nor the widow er should be influenced into living a lonely life. Happiness in this world is brief. Each day should be meas ured by its joys, not by its griefs- There is no hearth so lonely but that a woman's presence can brighten It, There's no heart so dusty and unten able with the cobwebs of years about It but that some one woman can make it habitable again. Life can be happy or adjusted as a man wills It. Water Supply In Hawaii. The rainfall on the island of Hawaii varies greatly, ranging from the enor mous downpour of 353 inches a year In the uoner Walnio valley to 20 Inches on some of the slopes of Huala- lal. The only surface streams on the island are found along the northeast coast between , Hilo and Kohala. Waiplo river, according to the United States geological survey, is the larg est stream on the island and has been partly developed for irrigation. At Kapoho, on the east point of the Is land, worm water flows from seams In the rocks. These "warm springs' flow into a pool about one hundred feet long, twenty-five feet wide, and twenty feet deep. An Ohio Druggist Wm. Vogel, S671 MoySt.,Akrm, Ohio, writes: Through coldl and exposure and! improper loodl during the flood, II was taken with appendicitis and a o u t e Intestinal catarrh. In June and July my 'life was despaired Of, but recovered suf ficiently to be up I and around. bowels paralyzed. eat no solid food. "The first of lost December I de cided to try Peruna. My appettt Improved, and very soon solid food could be taken. In two month timet I gained IS pounds. Mow I an heavier than I ever was before. When. I began to use Peruna my bowels) commenced to move at once." Those who object to liquid msdl ofnss can now procure Psruna im Tablet form. NOISE WRECKS THE HEARING Thunder of Great Guns Has a Moat Injurious Effect, Especially on the Sailors. The huge power of modern guns h responsible for a deafening uproar th whole time they are in action. This din results In hundreds of soldiers be ing deafened for life, owing to injur ies in the eardrum. Sailors are the most unfortunate in this respect, for, unlike soldiers, they cannot stand at a distance of 12 paces behind their guns, as is the rule in the army. The sailor remains at the breech the whole time that the gun Is carrying on its work. As a preventive of deafness the sailors on many ships are provided with a small stick of India rubber, which they grip between their teeth when the guns are at work. This prevents the concussion of the great volume of sound being so injurious to the nerves of the ear, and also Btops that vibration of the jaw which results in chronic headache. - If these preventives are not pro vided the sailor is advised to keep his mouth open when gun-firing is going en, as this stops, to some extent, the npleasant consequences set up by vio lent concussion. Naval officers in variably chew toothpicks when gun ners are at work, for the great gre ventlve of deafness on such occasion is to keep the mouth open somehow, or other. GAS, DYSPEPSIA 'Tape's Diapepsin" settles sour gassy stomachs in Five minutes Time It! 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