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T»ke up the Black Man's burden—
"BeniJ forth th* best ye breed
To Jud(e with righteous Judgment
The black man's work and needs.
To set down nausht In malice,
In hate or prejudice
To tell the truth about him,
To paint him aa be Is.
Take up the .Black Man's burden—
Ye of the bold and strong:,
And might makes right as only
It does no weak race wrong.
Make all hie chances equal
Olve him the fairest test,
Tb*n "hands off" be your motto,
And he will do the rest
Take up th» Black 'Man's burden—
Don't curso him In advance.
He cannot lift a white man's load
Without a white man's chance.
Bhut out fi mill and workshop.
From counting room and store
By raste xnd labor unions
closed Industry's door.
Take up the Black Man's burden—
Pnn't crush him with his load
Don't heap It up IA'courses
By scoffs and jeers that goad.
The haughty Anglo-Saxon
Was savage and untaught
A thousand years of freedom
A wondrous change has wrought.
Take up the Black Man's burden
Black men of every clime
What though (.lie crqps be heavy,
Tour sun but darkly shine?
Btoop with a freeman's ardor,
Lift high a freeman's head.
Stand with a freeman's firmness,
March with 8. freeman's tread.
Take up the BIbck Man's burden—
"Send forth the best ye breed
To tell the world you're rising
To preach, to pray, to plead.
Let the glory of your people
Be the making of good men
Then the raising of the lowly
To noble thought and aim.
Tak? up the Black Man's burden—
Black freemen! stand alone
If need be! Gird your armor
For conflicts yet to come,
M'hon weighed to be not found wanting,
But find or make your way
To honor, fame and-fortune,
To God and destiny.
—J. Dallas Bowser.
Kansas City, Mo.
Scout, spy, war nurse, "underground
railroad" manager, a memorable figure
of the Civil-war period has passed
away In the death of Harriet Tubman
Davis at Auburn, N. Y.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave in
Maryland. Of Ashantee blood, descend
ant of tribal chiefs, she possessed an
unconquerable spirit and immense
physical strength, surpassing that of
most men. To avoid being "sold
south" in her youth, she followed the
north star to' freedom, but soon was
back teaching other negroes the road
she had trod. Rewards amounting to
MO,000 were offered in Virginia and
Maryland for her arrest.
Harriet Tubman pras invaluable as
an "underground-railroad" agent In the
north. While in this work she led the
mob that rescued Charles Nalle, a fu
gitive slave, in Troy. Though beaten
upon the head by policemen's billies,
she thrashed two of them and aided
the rescue with her mighty muscles.
In her station of the underground at
Auburn, with the financial support of
William H. Seward she sent away
many a refugee to Canada. Appointed
is a nurse to Colonel Shaw's famous
negro regiment in 1863, she soon ap
peared in a new capacity as a scout
for the Union troops. In 1896 she
founded the Harriet. Tubman Davis
Home for Indigent Aged Negroes,
where she herself died at the sup
posed age of ninety-eight.
Why despair of the future of a race
that can exhibit such courage, devo
tion and oapacity for leadership in one
of it lowliest members?
Though fashions may come and go,
though weaves vary and dreBS goods
of many and various kinds be adopted
by that whimsical personage,- Dame
Fashion, broadcloth is always in fa
vor. It is one of the aristocrats of
the dress goods realm, and its place
is always assured.
This year the tendency In broad
cloths is towards those with a very
high luster—the more brilliant and
Batiny the sheen, the better madame
will like her cloth.,
Smart autumn suits are of broad
cloth, elaborately trimmed—frequent
ly with handsome silk braids, often
with rich and deep-toned velvets.
But not alone for suits and tailored
costumes is broadcloth in demand.
For handsome wraps, street coats,
evening garments and afternoon toil
ettes, broadcloths will be fashionable.
The National Benefit association of
Washington, District of Columbia,
headed by Samuel W. Rutherford, em
ploys upward of 500' colored persons.
In Beaufort, S. C., the postmaster,
clerks, carriers and other postoffice
employes are all colored.
A preacher who is not little and
narrow, a preacher who is upright
and does not lie, a preacher who does
hot backbite and practice deceit, a
Preacher who is not envious and full
of dirty tricks, is an honor to both
his church and the race and will al
ways be respected by men.—The Tri
8tate News.
Precedents continue to be estab
lished. One worth noting was that
*et by the absconding bank cashier,
^ho took his wife, instead of another
woman, when he ran away.
Getting down under a stalled auto
mobile doesn't impress the man who
has curried horses as an exasperating
v^sr^lr wm*\rttv
If a politician is expert in estlmat
the weight of a live.hog he can
poll a good many votes in a farming
t^ere Is some objection to the
*Msker, but the man who offends
2*th sanitation and art is the one
goes mbout with a two-weeks'
*Pwth of stubble on hlb chin.
The real labor and problem for the
negro in the south is not getting op
portunities to work, but in making the
most of the opportunities that he has
for working. A striking' example of
this recently took place in the New
port News shipbuilding yard. There
are employed in this shipyard about
4,750 persons, almost half of whom
are negroes. There are twenty-nine
different trades and occupations, in all
of which except two, bell hangers and
electricians, negroes are working in
greater lesser numbers. The dis
tribution of white and colored work
men in the various trades at this ship
yard are as follows As anglesroiths,
white 33, colored 84 as blacksmiths,
white 46, colored 60 as bell hangers,
white 63, colored 0 as boiler makers,
white 143, colored 103 as sheet iron
workers, white 69, colored 4 as brass
machinists, white 101, colored 10 as
coppersmiths, white 36, colored 6 as
drillers, white 20, colored 115 as elec
tricians, white 76, colored 0 as fitters,
white 373, colored 118 as hull repair
ers, white 91, colored 24 as Joiners,
white 150, colored 14 as lumber yard
laborers, white 11, colored 11 as com
mon laborers, white 12, colored 136
as engineers, White 196, colored 91
as outfitters, white 50, colored 11 as
painters, white 94, colored 233 as
pattern makers, white 42, colorcd 4
as plumbers, white 138, colored 15 as
power house workers, white 12, colored
22 as riggers, white 103, colored 260
as riveters, white 150, colored 563 as
ship carpenters, white 168, colored
160 as ship shed workers, white 61,
colored 156 as steam engineers, white
174, colored 51 as teamsters,-white 1,
colored 25 as yard men, white 7,
colored 9 as foundrymen, white 66.
colored 80 as civil engineers, white
36, colored 24. Total employed, white
2,522 colored 2,138. The weekly pay
roll for the colored employes is $25,000.
The New York Evening Post, in
charging that the barrier of race has
kept colored musicians, with but few
exceptions, in the music halls, and in
its effort .to induce the public to give
the negro music of today serious con
sideration refers to the observations
of Kurt Schindler on the compositions
of Will Marion Cook, which follow in
This revelation came at once at the
concert given under the auspices of
the New York Musical Settlement for
Colored People. There were a great
many representative white musicians
and the entire New York musical
press present, and there was a stir
when the orchestra started to play the
fascinating rhythms of Cook's "Swing
Along," followed by a storm of ap
plause there was no one In that audi
ence that did not feel that for once
he had heard the "real thing," the true
southern negro idiom, worked out with
clever musicianship and genial verve
into a truly artistic manifestation.
This pleasurable surprise was
equaled if not surpassed when the
second part of the program brought
another composition of Will Marion
Cook, "The Rain Song." To this de
lightfully quaint and naive dialect
poem the composer has found a mel
ody well-nigh perfect in its idiomatic
charm and in its close adaptation to
the vocal inflections of the colored
dialect. The musical form given it
(calling for six solo singers to rise
from the middle of the orchestra and
say their little verse in turn with the
full chorus responding) was as happy
in its effect as it was natural and ap
propriate. This is music very close to
nature Indeed in its sources.
Newport News, Va.—Members of the
race are accustomed to think of labor
problems among negroes as arising
where there is a lack of opportunity
for work, or where there is a threat
ened reduction of wages, or where,
because of prejudice or other reasons,
they are prevented from getting or
holding positions. One also hears a
great deal about the negroes, being de
nied opportunities to work at skilled
trades. As a matter pf fact, the op
portunities for negroes to work at
skilled trades in both the north and
the south are increasing. In „all parts
of the south negroes are being sought
for to work at skilled trades. Labor
unions are becoming more friendly
to negres, and are doing more than
they have ever dene to organize ne
gro workingmen. Out of the over 100
labor organizations, only about nine
or ten, principally connected with the
railroads, now bar negroes.
The feat of the New York actor,
who has just married his eleventh
wife, doesn't constitute a record. The
only way an actor can establish a
matrimonial record is to marry one
This is an age in which efficiency
is demanded in every avenue of en
deayor. The man who can accomplish
with one step or one motion of the
hand what requires three steps or mo
tions in another is the sort of man
the world is locking for.
A new negro undertaking firm has
been chartered at Los Angelts, Cal.
Its name is Smith-Williams & Com
A married man often starts to tell a
story, after which his wife finishes it.
The People's Savings Bank and
Trust company, of Nashville, Tenn.,
shows an increase of $21,000 In re
sources for the past year and $6,000
increase in capital stock.
The Atlanta Mutual Life Insurance
company is reporting a surplus of $28,
096.54, with $13,000 bonds and an an
nual income of $200,000.
There seems to be no explanation
Jesse Wwtergaard of Dea Moinea
won from Julius Nelson, champion
wrestler of Montana, in straight falls,
at St. Paul, the first in 16 minutes
and the second in 26 minutes.
Stanislaus Sbyszko, the Polish
wrestler, won his match at Pittsburgh
with Paul Samson, the German giant.
Zbyszko throwing Sampson first in 22
minutes and then in eight minutes.
Both falls were won on body holds.
Oxford won the annual boat race
with Cambridge on the Thames by a
quarter of a length.
Dick Arnst, ex-professional sculling
champion, has challeneged Paddon.
who beat Felton, for the Australian
The American regatta is scheduled
to be held over the Henley mile and
550-yard course on the Schuykill river,
Philadelphia, on Saturday, May 31.
Yale men are deep in the problem
of what has held back Old Eli's foot
ball team for the last two years. Not
meaning to be fecetlous, but possibly
they might inquire at Cambridge.
Mass., and be enlightened.
Candidates for line positions of the
University of Pennsylvania football
team have started practice under the
direction of Gus Ziegler, the former
All-American guard, who has been ap
pointed assistant to Coach Brooke.
Indiana has passed a racing bill, but
nnless all sign fail Chicago gamblers
will be persona non grata.
The American Trotting association
has dropped the rule requiring drivers
to weigh at least 150 pounds.
Robert K., 2:10%, is dead. Raced
over the half-mile tracks, this trotter
won 16 races in 1911 and 1912.
San Francisco horsemen plan two
light harness horse meets In 1915,
with purses aggregating $225,000.
Philip T. Chinn, a Kentucky horse
man, has announced that he has sold
to John E. Madden of New York the
stallion Ballot for $30,000.
Except the grand circuit events at
Port Erie the richest harness racing
fixture in Canada this year will be the
$5,000 2:20 pace at Winnipeg.
According to a ruling of the Su
preme court, race track tickets may
be revoked. Which is only another de
terrent to those who still cherish the
sport of kings.
The French Jockey club, with the
idea of improvi-yr the class of horses
in the army have s^cided to instltiute
26 special races, to be called Prix de
Cavalerie, tjie endowments of which
will amount to $24,0J)0.
The new grandstand at the Vienna
(Austria) race track, which cost near
ly $1,000,000, is 1,000 feet long. The
royal boxes in the center have the en
trance lined with white marble, with
gold knobs ornamenting the railing on
each side of the steps. Two other
stands of 500 feet in length will be
Captain Bill Sweeney of the Boston
Braves will teach the youngsters how
to slide.
It is reported that the major league
clubs' training expense will reach
something like $£00,000.
For the first time in the history of
baseball the Washington fans are
claiming the pennant.
Dixie Walker, formerly with the
Washington Senators, will wear a St
^•kul uniform this season.
Manager Griffith claims that Calvo,
his Cuban -outfielder, will be a sensa
tion during the coming campaign.
The New York Giants seem to have
a real hitter in Outfielder Burns. This
fellow poles out homers nearly every
Jack Powell has experienced a
change of heart about retiring, and
has signed to pitch for the Louisville
George Stovall, leader of the St.
Louis Browns, believes he has enough
material on hand for a first division
Bobble Veach, the outfielder secured
by the Tigers" from Indianapolis last
soason, is regarded as a regular by
the Detroit fans.
Johnny Klipg has Issued a state
ment that Jimmy Archer is the best
catcher in the big leagues and never
has had a superior.
Dick Padden, the old major league
player, has a deal on whereby he
£opes to get the Wheeling franchise In
the Interstate league.
In Jimmy Williams, Hobe Ferris and
Rube Waddell, John Cantillon has
three players who started out with
Stoney McGlynn's old man
Charley Schmidt, three old-time big
league, backstops, will work In the
Southern league this season.
Marty Walsh, a younger brother of
Ed Walsh of the Sox, has signed a
contract to play with the Utica club
of the New York State league.
Barney Dreyfuss claims there Isn't
a pitcher In the National league, with
the exception of Mathewson, who is
getting more than $5,000 a year.
Manager Hughle Jennings of the
Tigers likes the way Outfielder High
takes care of himself, and believes
that the youngster will make good.
June 3 has been the date set for
for the rule that a boy baby is con- I gag raising day at Boston. The Sox
sidered more desirable than a girl
American league championship
play the Bostonlans on that day.
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«r aim
One of Manager Jimmy Callahan's
recruits of last year, who proved him
self worthy of a berth in major league
company, is reported as having shown
much improvement this spring.
During the year 1912 billiard par
lors were opened in Texas at the rate
of nearly one and one-third a day.
Calvin Demarest is reported to have
accepted a position as billiard instruc
tor at the University club, Chicago.
New York made It three straight
over Pittsburgh In the National Three
Cushion Billiard league, winning the
third contest by the same score as in
the two previous games, 50 to 47.
Pittsburgh increased its lead in the
National Billiard league tournament
for the three-cushion championship
when Charles McCou*t of that city de
feated Allen Mason of Boston, 50 to 47.
H. A. Coleman of Milwaukee is the
new national amateur class cham
pion at 18.2 balk-line billiards. In the
play-off of the tie for the title he de
feated Charles P. Conway of New
New York, 300 to 243.
Teddy Maloney defeated Lew Tra
cey In six fast roundB at Philadelphia.
Matty Baldwin secured the decision
over Ray Wood in a fast bout at Sa
lem, Mass."
Johnny Marto outfought Harry Don
ohue of Pekin, 111., in a ten-round bout
at New York.
Ray Bronson knocked out Leo
Kelly in the second round of their
bout at St. Louis.
Jake Abel of Chattanooga lost an
eight-round contest to Joe Sherman at
the Phoenix Athletic club In Memphis.
Joe TbomaB of New Orleans got the
decision over Tommy O'Keefe of Phil
adelphia in ten rounds at Atlanta, Qa.
Frank Klaus, the durable Pittsburg
er, secured the decision over Billy
Papke in a fifteen-round bout in Paris.
Tommy Langdon of Philadelphia
was too clever for Terry Brooks of
New York at Philadelphia in their ten
round bout.
Frank Moran, the Pittsburg heavy
weight, who had a successful fight
campaign in California, is anxious to
meet Luther McCarty.
Mickey Sheridan of Chicago was en
titled to a decision on points in a fast
ten-round bout at Jackson, Mich., with
'Patsy Drouillard of Windsor.
Rudy Unholz has taken to the war
path. He wants to fight all the avail
able lightweights and prefers to start
out by exterminating Bat Nelson.
Harry Donahue of Pekin, weighing
133, met Jimmy Jarvis of YorRville,
who scaled 143 pounds, and gave the
latter an unmerciful beating at New
Jess Wlllard, the Kansan white
hope, knocked out Jack Leon, a former
wrestler, In the fourth round of a
scheduled ten-round bout at Fort
The 1916 Olympic games at Berlin
will include golf.
Yale university has broken ground
for its stadium, which will seat 60,000
Columbia defeated Dartmouth at
hockey in a very thrilling finish by a
score of 29 to 21.
Georgetown is this year to be rep
resented by one of the fastest relay
teams In the history of that instlttt
Miss Dorothy Ballantyne of DetroU
defeated Miss Helen Barnett of New
Haven in the final play of the an
nual club championship tennis tourna
ment for women.
Walter Fairbanks, the Denver golf
er, is the new Florida golf champion,
succeeding R. H. McElwee, whom he
defeated in the final round, 3 to 2. Mr.
Fairbanks also took the qualification
honors, with a card of 71.
In Epplng Forest, one of the English
athletic fields, ther* are playing
Lew McAllister. "Gabby" Street and^pitches for 171 football tetn-»s and 130
cricket cluLs have creases. In addi
tion there are also In the forest two
•feolf courses and 19 tennia courts.
One of the most severe losses to thd
Cornell track team as the result of ex
aminations in recent years Is reported
In the Cornell camp. No less than 11
men Of varsity caliber have been lost
to the squad, which makes Coach
Moakley's chances this year most un
.Coach Jack Moakley, of Cornell uni
versity, has placed hlmBelf on record
as opposed to the hammerthrow
lng events in the intercollegiate
sports,. Moakley prefers a three-mile
run Instead of a two-mile race and
would like to see a walking went add
ed to the program.
f^-'VI V*V"1
Little Helps That Will Leave the
Housewife Less Tired When
Day's Work Is Ended.
A shelf back of the kitchen table on
which to place cups, spoons and small
vessels that are used frequently, the
wash basin, within reach of the roller
towel, a drinking cup near the water
pall, all save needless exertion and
time that may be utilized for some*
thing else or rest.
The very best stove holder can be
made of an old stocking by cutting
off the foot at the ankle and folding
It Into the leg, fastening It well as it
Is folded over and over until it Is the
square shape of the common ironing
holder. A brass ring in one corner is
a great convenience for hanging and
such a holder can be laundered.
In the sewing room, patterns should
have their place of quick and easy
access and If each one Is marked it
will often prove a blessing. A bag
fastened on the lower part of the sew
ing machine for scraps will likewise
be a comfort, and sharp scissors and
a work table are absolute necessities.
8panlsh Omelet, When Properly Made,
Deserve* All ths Popularity It
Has Attained.
Cut four ounces of bacon In very
tbln slices and then Into one-half Inch
squares. Fry gently until crisp, then
add one small onion, a medium sized
tomato and five mushrooms, all chop
ped rather fine. Rub a freshly cut
clove of garlic upon the spoon for stir
ring while cooking 15 minutes. Mean
while break six eggs into a bowl,
season with a saltspoonful of salt, one
fourth saltspoonful of white pepper.
Give them a dozen good strokes and
turn into a perfectly smooth frying
pari, in which a teaspoonfiil of butter
has been melted, and well spread. Do
not stir, but shake constantly until
the omelet Is nearly set. Spread the
bacon and vegetables quickly over the
omelet, fold over and set it in the
oven for about one minute. Then slip
'it upou a hot platter and serve at
White Potato Soup.
Pare enough potatoes to make a
quart, and boil them tender in four
quarts of water. Skim out the pota-1
toes, mash flnG, add large tablespoon
ful of butter, and salt and pepper tc
suit the taste. Add to the potatoes
two medium sized onions minced fine.
or a bunch of white celery prepared
In the same manner. Put the onions
or celery Into the water the potatoes
are boiled in and cook for a quarter
of an hour. Set on the back of the
stove and quickly stir in two fresh
eggs, beaten very light. Mix in a cup
ful of sweet cream or very rich milk
and let the soup heat up but not boil
again before serving.
Our Cook Says
That in filling a cake pan it is well
to remember that the center of the
cake is the part which will be the
highest. If the' batter is spread at
much to the sides as possible, leaving
a depression in the center, then tha
cake when baked will be level.
That a cheap and durable toaster
for a gas stove Is a piece of sheet
Iron. Over this is a five-cent fire
toaster cau be used without danger
of burning or blackening the bread.
That when baking or scalloping
potatoes, chops can be baked in a pan
in the oven, steak broiled underneath
or pudding or pie cooked at the same
time. It saves gas.
Warm Slaw.
Select a nice solid bead of wlntei
cabbage and cut it up very fine. Put
Into a hot frying pan a piece of but
ter, the size of a walnut, and when
melted put In the cabbage with a very
little water let it simmer till well
done. Then beat up one egg very
light and stir in slowly lastly, add
one-half cup of sour cream salt and
pepper to suit the taste. Another
method for "hot slaw" is to simply
make a boiled dressing of two egg
yolks, two tablespoons of sugar, two
tablespoons of sour cream, one cup
of vinegar, and a rounded teaspoonful
of butter, and pour this over the fine
ly-cut cabbage.
Black Bean 8oup.
Soak two cupfuls of black beans
over night. In the morning put on to
boil in two quarts of cold water with
a small onion and a cupful of tomato
meat. Simmer about five hours or
until the beant* are soft. Add hot
water as it boils away. Drain and
rub through a sieve add a tablespoon
ful of flour and two of butter, rubbed
smooth. Add some o' the soup to it
gradually until it is dissolved. Sea
son with one full teaspoonful of pep
per, two dashes of cayenne and a salt
spoon of mustard. Cut a lemon in
halves and put into a tureen with two
hard-boiled eggs cut In thin slices.
Rice and Peaches.
Boil one cup of carefully washed
rice in a quart of salted milk which
was heated before the rice was added.
Cook until the rice is tender and the
liquid is well absorbed (more milk
may be needed). Now add four table
spoonfuls of butter, a quarter of a cup
of sugar and mix thoroughly. Place
in buttered mold and place in a hot
oven for ten minutes. Turn out on a
platter, cover with perfect halves of
preserved peaches and pour peach
syrup over all.
To Restore a Faded Carpet,
To revive the colors in faded car
pet which is still good for further
wear. Take half a pail ot warm wa
ter and add to it either a handful of
salt or a half cup of turpentine, or half
a cup of vinegar, or a good-sized lump
of alum, or on dark colors, four table
tpoqnfuls of ammonia, any of which
helps to brlghted the colors. Wring
out a flannel cloth and wipe off the
whole surface of the carpet without
really wetting it through, and let it
dry thoroughly before using.
Beet Salad.
Shred a head of lettuce or tfee
leaves, or else a tender cabbage. Ar
range round the rim of plate. Chop
freshly cooked or the canned beets.
Fill the center of the plate and cover
with mayonnaise or French dressing.
MP* '.v
She bad known Frank Green only
a short while they had been together
bat half a dosen times, yet she felt
this sunny afternoon that she more
than liked him. He had come to go
sailing with them—Betty Deaver and
herself but while Betty was a very
pretty girl she was engaged, and
therefore not to be feared. Her
fiance was going with them this after
They were all In the best of spir
its, and none more so than Helen. As
they left the porch she caught sight
of a girl approaching down the road.
Then she stood quite still, and her
eyes grew dark with apprehension.
"Here's Mary Buckingham now!* a
note of dismay In her voice. "I sent
her a card last night, you know. Bet
ty, but-—"
"Oh, didn't she use to come to the
library—when we were out at the
Hut Mary had hailed them. How
stunning she looked as she crossed the
grass, her white tailored dress and
soft panama hat Bhlnlng bright In the
rays of the sun. Helen felt cheap in
her stiff blue straw and shirtwaist
and skirt, and her heart sank at sight
of the go-in-to-wln look In Frank's
it was bad from the start. He
found he knew Miss Buckingham well
by hearsay, and one after another mu
tual acquaintance was dragged forth
to put them on a firm footing. Only
when the party reached the boat did
relief come, in the necessity for .the
men to get busy and cast off.
As guest of honor Mary muBt sail
And of course, she required much at
tention. Often she. had to "come a
little this way" or "bear off Into the
wind," and there were exciting mo
ments of luffing and tacking when the
tiller went over with a bang, and It
took a stronger hand than hers to
right it.
At such moments Helen felt sav
age. She would introduce subjects as
foreign as possible to Mary—Intimate
things and otherwise—to make her
appear stupid In her Bilence. And
sometimes the old look was still In
Frank's face—and then Helen would
be reassured.
But Mary generally managed to join
In Eomehow, if only with a. question.
The other two had made their way
forward and were
close to­
gether In the bow. What could be
more exasperating than this three
sided conversation, Helen wondered?
She wouldn't try to keep it up any
longer. There was one grain of com
fort at any rate—it was only for this
afternoon. Mary might have him now,
but once on the train for home she'd
be safely disposed of, and things
would go on as before.
Would the time never pass? Helen
thought she would appeal to Betty for
help, and tried to draw the couple up
front Into the conversation but they
were too much occupied with them
selves, and the attempt fell through
of its own weight. How selfish en-,
gaged people were! Or rather h&w
heedlesB, for these two were totally
unconscious of all that was going on
behind them.
She must do something. Her handft
resting Idle in her lap made her feel
altogether "out of It." Besides, the
helm was Indeed the center of the
boat. She must get the tiller Into her
own hands.
"Aren't you tired of sailing, Mary?"
6he suggested.
But Mary assured her she was not,
and It was not till later, and after
more insistent urging, that she final
ly concluded that she was. Than at
last they changed places.
And the center of interest changed
with Mary. True, Frank still lent a
hand at the tiller, but not so frequent
ly nor at all unnecessarily, and often
it was with head turned to speak to
Helen gritted her teeth mentally,
and forced a smile now and then, with
a few wordn. The sun was getting
low, and she hoped It was time
{,0 home.
"I'd love to have you stay to tea, of
course, Mary, but you say you can't—
and you told me not to let you miss
the 5:30," she apologized as she ask
ed one of the boys for the time.
Neither of the men had brought a
watch, however,
it was up to theih
to hail a passing boat. There were
several such in sight, but none with
hailing distance. So they started off
In pursuit of the nearest and had al
most come up with her when she sud
denly started off on another tack.
But they crossed the path of the boat
behind her and were able to make
themselves understood oy the jolly
crowd on board.
"It's just 5:30," came across the
water irf answer to their question.
The party was struck with conster
"Why 1 had no Idea It was so late!"
came from Mary.
"Neither had I," chimed In Frank.
"I've missed the last train In time
for dinner!" exclaimed Mary.
"Oh, that's'all right," Frank quickly
volunteered, "I'll take you up In my
"No, Indeed yo'i won't," Helen
struck in most emphatically "she
must stay for dinner, now she's miss
ed the train. You will, won't you,
Mary?" she asked eagerly. "Do staly.
I'm glad you missed It—" she went
on breathlessly.
Frank turned to Mary. "How about
It, Miss Buckingham? Is It go, or
"I'm afraid the folks'll think we're
drowned if I don't come back to din
ner," waB the demure reply—Buffalo
Inculcating Right Views.
Some people htftd that children
should hear sad things to cultivate
their syigpathy. Might it not be Just
as effective to teach them to sympa
thize with gladness? Is It not much
easier to weep with those that weep
than It Is to really rejoice with those
who do rejoice? It is a very hard
ened heart that is not softened at the
sight of pain and distress, while it re
quires something higher and nobler
to be glad when another lyis some
pleasure or happiness greater than
wo pbsseBs.
Waves Flashing Eternally Throiigb
8pacs Forever Continue to Carry
the Comparatively Brief Story
of Man and His Doings,
Not the least of t'ue wonders of light
Is the truth that, through Its agency,
ordinary deeds and ordinary happen
ings, as well as all other kinds of af
fairs in this busy world of ours, are
immortalised. We are accustomed to
the idea that souls are immortal, that
energy cannot be annihilated, that
matter cannot be destroyed, but what
of this extraordinary immortality of
deeds? Simply this: light that la re
flected or given off from an object car
ries an image, a picture of the object,
with it on its travels, no matter how
long the journey or whither It may
tend. When these image-carrying
light waves enter the eye, the picture
they bear is revealed, whether the
waves have been only the Infinitesimal
fraction of a second in coming from
the face of a friend across the street,
or whether they reached the eye after
a Jaunt through space from the flash
ing scintillations of a far-off star. Even
as we see our nearest star neighbor
not aB it is today, but as It was four
years ago, the light that is reflected
to this star from our planet carries
pictures of the earth as it was 48
months ago, and any person, if at that
distance from the earth and equipped
with some means of collecting the
light waves, woulu see events and
deeds that had transpired on this
earth in the year 1908!
Suppose we had such an apparatus
and could out-travel light. We could
Journey to the Pole star, 60 light years
from the earth, and behold! we should
see the earth as It was in the year
18521 If we journeyed nine years of
light waves farther in toward the
earth, we would intercept the light pic
tures showing the firing on Fort Sum
ter in 1861. Even though every book
and every manuscript and every monu
ment should be destroyed, the gallant
charge of Longstreet, and the Incom
parable bravery of our northern and
southern soldiers, are written eternal
ly on the scroll of the heavens. Long
after the earth with its pomp and vani
ties has crumbled to cosmic dust, or
vanished into some other Bystem, the
light waves flashing eternally through
space will continue to carry the com
paratively brief story of man and his
If we traveled still farther out Into
space, and caught up with the light
waves that left us, say 420 years ago,
we would see Columbus discovering
America! The waves that left ns
about 700 years since would give
the picture of Runnymede, with John,
surnamed Lackland, signing the Mag
na Charta. Nearly 2,000 light year*
from the earth speed the waves that
bear the story of Caesar's fame and
the glory that was Rome's. Still farth
er out, hurtling through the eternity
of unending space, is a picture from
far back in the dusty corridors of
time, a picture of the earth when It
void and without form, ages and
ages before that wonderful creature*
man, had entered the arena of llfo.
Soft Fabric From 8tone.
A manufacturer In the north of Rus
sia claims to be making a fabric from
a gray stone of Siberian origin. This
stone is susceptible. It seems of being
drawn into a fiber, and the cloth wov
en from it Is said to be soft, durable
and presentable. One roport has it
that the peasants of the district are
generally wearing clothes made from
it. This necessarily calls attention to
the glass cloth industry. The fabrics
woven from spun glass, however, are
more 'costly than the fine silks they
much. An English manu­
facturer is doing something mere to
the point in weaving cloth from old
ropes. In the sandwich islands a fab
ric in common use is made from the
mulberry plant. More interesting still,
in India and Jamaica the natives un
derstand a procesB by which banana
skins may be reduced to a fiber that
may. afterward be woven into cloth.
Not Much Out of the Way.
Mrs. Rush is a zealous and loyal
wife and Inlands to avoid exaggera
tion, but has a strong tendency in that
"It's perfectly wonderful," she said
to a patient friend, "to see the way
Mr. Rush counts bills at the bank. I
think they are so lucky to have him!
He'll take a great pile of five and ten
and twenty dollar bills and make his
fingers fly Just like lightning and
never make a mistake!"
"Never?" asked the friend, who
knew Mrs. Rush's weakness and could
not forbear the question.
"Well—no—at least," stammered
Mrs. Rush, "why, perhaps he might
get five qr ten cents out of the way,
but not afry more, ever."
Americans Control Pitch Supply.
On the beautiful Island of Trinidad,
chief source of the world's supply of
pitch, the article has been put to ev
ery possible use by the natives. For
merly the streets of the Port of Spain
were lighted by torches of pitch, but
the people objected to the odor, .^th
ing, however was done to develop the
pitcii and oil Industry until recent
years. This Indifference to its value
has been credited to the fact that the
Trinldadians had bo many other re
sources, such as'their cocoa, coffee
aufl sugar, from which to gain aa
abundant living that they were con
tent to leave Pitch lake alone. Amer
icans now ejtntrol Its output.
It's Dangerous, Being a Songster.
"I notice," said Mrs. Pozozzle, "that
a choir soloist in Greenwich, Conn„
broke an'artery while singing a high
note. A never heard of an accident
such as that before, but I have often
feared Mr. Pozozzle might rupture
himself singing the low notes to
'Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep."*
Dally Thought.
Of all human things, nothing is
more honorable or more excellent than
to deserve well ot one's country.—t

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