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DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB'S HOST.
The Assyrian came dorn like the wolf on
And there lay the steed with his nostril all
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple Cut through it there rolled not the breath
And the sheen of their spears was like
stars on the sea,
of his pride;
And the foam ot Ilia gasping lay white on
When the blue waved roll nightly on deep And cold as the spray cf thc rock beating
Like thc leaves of thc forest when summer And there lay thc rider, distorted and
That host with their banners at sunset With thc dew on his brou- .nd the rust 0:1
And the U?ts were all ?-.iieiit, the banners
Like the loaves of the forest when autumn
That host on the morrow lay withered and The lances uplifted, the trumpet u:i
For the angel of death spread his win^s on
And breathed in thc face of thc foe as he
And the eyes of the sleepers wsx'd deadly
And thc widows cf Ashur are lou J :n their
And thc idols are broke in the temple of
And the iniiil:t of thc Gentile, uasmoic by
And their hearts but once heaved-and Hath melted like snow in thc glance of the
forever stew still.
By George Ethelbert Walsh.
HIS happened before you
boys were born," Lucie
Hifrry asser??d; stretching
himself lu the easy^Shair
"It was when I was quite a youn
myself. I didn't have as easy a tin
of it then as boys of to-day. I ha
earn my living when I was
and before I was sixteen I
around the world twice,
cabin passenger, either,
arabin boy, which in^KS an all
was neatfly sixteen we had
,JO? bf the islands in the
and we were all washed
pe were sixteen of us in
ig one young fellow
Jcred half an Idiot, hut
plenty of fun for
)-castlo. When we
on the beach we
from the frying
Las If they
board. Ile moved the few remaining
fellows of his crew with slowness anc
precision. I had been selected as ?
knight, and I found myself time anc
again brought into such close proxlin
to the chief's knight that I feared
my freedom. But in some strange
. Strander always brought mc out
of the dangerous position, and by far
sighted planning gave mo a chance tc
capture some of tho pawns of thc
"My groa toft triumph came when I
captured in a double play the chief's
bishop and castle. Nothing could have
made me feel happier at thai moment,
and I could see the chief scowl with
anger and determination. The loss of
these mon made the battle more equal,
aud thc chief grew nervous and rest
less. Hi3 fingers played feverishly
with his long tunic, and his mustache
was twisted and twirled several times
between each play. His warriors also
lost their cheerful manners and nj
longer shouted when bo made a move.
"But Strander was like a sphinx.
He was sober and serious, and his eyes
were glued upon tho players before
him. I thought he often looked at me
with a queer expression, and even
when he was watching bis opponent's
play a gleam from the corner of his
eyes appeared to take mo in. Was he,
after all, merely playing with the king
to give him the impression that it was
a hard-fought game? I began to be?
lieve that he was only fcolajg
is antagonist, and that the gT
SECRET OF DIGESTION.
Experiments on a Dog Produced Curi
ous and Interesting Result's.
Some experiments on a dog ron
corning the effects of personal liking
for various foods on the digestion were
recently made by a well known scient
ist. The results are curious and in
It was found that the articles of
diet which the animal WUP particular
ly fond of met with a groat flow of the
gastric Juices, and were accordingly
digested better and more quickly. For
purposes of observation the gullet of
the dog was cut in sections and fixed
to the neck, so that thc food it ate
fell through; the stomach of thc ani
mal was also divided into two por
tions, into one of which no food was
allowed to enter, the other being sup
plied only with the food necessary to
If somo tempting dainty was held
before tho dog and he evinced the
usual signs of pleasure in thr- experted
treat, it was noiiced that at once thc
Stomach juices sprang into play, al
though the food when swallowed did
not reach thc stomach at all. On the
other hand, if he was fed with some
thing which he evidently did not have
any preference for there was no ac
tion of the gastric fluid.
Also, more curious still, when food
was introduced, unknown to the ani
mal, into the working half of his stom
ach it lay there absolutely dry and
untouched by the digestive juices for
several hours, even though the food
were of the most digestible sort.
All of which proved conclusively
that mere thought or favorable brain
action of any sort concerning the food
eaten not only assisted the digestirn,
but partly caused it. Professor Paw
low, who made the experiments, thinks
this partly, at least, explains why mon
of letters are often dyspeptic. Their
minds are busy with things far re
moved from their dinners when they
are eating. Thc connection between
the nerve which sends ino important
message down to the digestive ma
chinery below for more oi! and the
patient engineer of nutrition is cut
off.' So when unexpected orders for
deglutition come piling in upon them
they are not ready and th?? work i3
bungled.-Nev; York Herald.
PART OF THE BLUFF.
"Why," she finally ventured to
falter, "do you look so sad when we
are sitting thus?"
"Because," bc answered/gazing tend
erly down into her troubled eyes, "a
man always looks sad when he holds
a lovely hand."
She was something reassured, al
though she did not altogether under
stand.-New York Herald.
A woman has written 4,070 words
on one side of a pos^ard. .Ka
is of less tha^^
A Fine Campaign.
PUE subject of good roads ls
by no means now, but there is
nevertheless souicthing new
in this connection. Sonic time
o a scheme was devised by t!ie
United Stales Department of Agricul
ture whereby some practical object
lessons would lie given to the pul lie
in various parts of the country. An
other road building outfit has been pro
vided which, through the co-operation
ui the ra ?Ironils. is to be transported
about the country for the purpose of
giving illustrative exhibitions in the art
of road building. To construct goori
ronds out of selected material is not a
difficult task, liut to provide an accept
able highway with local material and
under unfavorable conditions is no*
always easy, xlealising the value ol!
such a movement to the railroads. Mr.
Hill, of the Great Northern, has placed
a train at the disposal of the depart
ment, and it is nov?- engaged 0:1 that
road in demonstrating to the people
what can be done in that linc. It is
proposed f'> proceed to the Pacific
Coast, stopping at various places where
the need of such instruction is appar
ent, and show, through the medium of
actual work, how much the ordinary
wagon road may be improved by the
use of intelligent method and the '
proper use of present means.
That the railroads should give all'
possible aid ami encouragement to such;
a scheme is not strange. No siugle
interest in the country, agriculture ex-'
copied, will bc as much benefited by.'
the general establishment of good roads)
as they. Nothing is more destructive!
of economical railroad operation than)
the periodical interruption of tho everj
and continuous How of traffic which
results from the condition of thc roads
over which the produce and supplies!
of the conni ry ls bandied to and from'
the railroads. To overcome such
disability all railroads would bc jus
tiiicd in going, and many of them ar
now ready to go, to any reasonable out
lay. There is probably not a syslenl
of any considerable mileage but tim f
would no glad to co-operate with tb>
Department of Agriculture in its landa .
Ide efforts. The difficulty will be not
In obtaining opportunities for makin :
the desired examples in thc season 0 f
road building, but in selecting the mos
valuable of the many sections svhl^u
will be open to it. Tho Southern P
ciiic Company has already extended a^
earnest request that its lines in Ca
fonda bc used for that purpog
I CUATE MALA'S LCSS.
fha Damage t-? the Cottee Plantations oj
Volcanic Dust Not Permanent.
Thousands of acres of tlio liest coffee
plantations of Guatemala have boen
covered by volcanic dust to a depth of
severn] feet in t!u> recent eruptions.
A?roports speak of the plantations as
b??ug completely ruined.
The lu.-s is verj licavy, for It will
hike some years lo brins a new let of
coffee trees hilo bearing. But lt would
not bc correct to Infer that tho f?rtil
of thc buried region is permanently
? Volcanic soils aro among ibo best In
Mic world. They contain large sup
plies of I ho sal's I hat make plant food.
. The mountain districts of Scotland,
formed mostly of old crystalline rocks,
afford very poor soil. This is thc prin
cipal reason why the Highlands of
Scotland are not turned to good ac
count. Herc and Ibero, however, arc
small arcas covered with tho outpour
jug of volcanoes which became extinct
long ages ago. "Where these outpour
ings of lava and volcanic dust arc
found there arc areas of fertility, given
islands among the hen i her and moss
on thc almost barron Highland slopes.
It was written centuries ago. in the
days of Milton and Tasso, that the
peasants living on tho slopes of Vesu
vius were fearless and cheerful even
when they saw 1 lie lava flowing from
its summit. They bad forgotten the
tragedy of Pompeii. Tiley could tell
about hov.' far and bow fast the lava
would move and they retreated before
it without haste.
They knew that the lava would work
some damage for the time, but that
soon after it had cooled they would
again cover thc Holds over which It
had passed with rich vineyards and
sweet Howers. The lavas of Vesuvius
are rich in thc clements of fertility.
It is jUSl so with thc lava Heids of
our own country. One of thc greatest
of them is in Arizona, extending from
tho San Francisco ^ILWiTtoLws south
ward and norjlvward. and a part of
this regionals covered with ono of the
finest gy-tfwths <.!' trees in thc Terri
tory The decomposition of lava blocks
'mixed with the other needed clements
provides a soil il?;it is very favorable
to vegetaliun. ? large area in the
northwestern part of the country is
covered with lava, and if it is ever
found feasible to Irrigate this region lt
will be among thc finest arcas of tillage
in the land.
While Guatemala has suffered great
loss for a time, the ruin of which all
tho cablegrams have spoken will not
bo of a permanent nature. It is only
the improvements of thc day that have
A few years more, unless further
outbursts occur, will see the region
restored to its past prosperity as ono
yv. IM Douglas makes and soils moro
lien's ?3.50 and ?3.00 shoes than any other
'.wo manufacturers In the world, which
oroves their superiority;
choy are worn by more
::eop!e in all stations of
M?e than any other make.
Because W. L. Don:,.
he ca? lmy cheaper ami
produce his shoes at a
?wercost than other con
cerns, which enables him
to sol) sillies fur >?"...">0 an
?.-?.'M-) equal in every
way tn those si?! 1 cl
where for .54 ami
W*. L. Douglaa 3&.W1BM?VIS
am] SH shoes arc worn hy thousamlsof men who
j have 1.n paying.? I and *">.iiiit belleville tliev
could ?ci ?i lir.st-class shoe for ?3.50 or S.'i.od.
Ho lias convinced thuin that thc style, lit,
and wear ol'bis >?'[.."?') ami S3.<w) shoes" is just
xs good. Placed side by sid? it is i in pi ISM bio
tn see any difference. A trial will convince.
Xwiire liieren?? CIS?Kales: va.'Joa.WMa.Sl
in Ruvlnr-a: i! >rj >:i:,s: <r..o j : ,:i lo.oo
.\ ul !*>a,?U<>.4.-.S1.7S> in Pour Yearn.
W. L. DOUCLAS S4.CO CILT EDCE LINE,
Worth SC.OC Compared vlth Other Makes.
The br.ii imported ant American leathers, Heyl't
Patent Calf. Enamel. Box Calf, Calf. Vici Kid. Corona
Colt, and Motional Kangaroo, Fast Color FveletM.
Ci'it'fin . Tl"-' nannine have W. L. LOUGLAS
h'.itiJJ i munn and iirice alanine! cn bottom.
.-'firs'II I.I.III. : e.rjlm. /.'Ins. i taloafrtt,
\V. !.. Hit Vii LAS, U2~.OCK.TOX, .MAMS.
Vre Manufacture the Most Complete Line
of Cotton Gin Machinery of Any Company
in the Wcrld, namely, the.........:
C. E. Chamberlin, M. D., writes from Uth ami P St.-?., Washington, D. C
".irani/ casca have come under vtty observation, where Perina
has benefited and cured. Th cys/ore I cheerfully recommend *'
for catarrh and a general fo.vtif. C. B. CIIA3IBE?LIX, "J. '?.
M eil Icu!.jiXftTS.'.n.er V. S; Treasury.
Dr. Llewellyn Jordan,'Medical Examiner
of U. S. Treasury Department, graduate of
Columbia ('"?i' gc,
and who served
three yeats at
West Point, has
th? following tu
say of feruuu:
* Allow me to
express my gra?i
J unie to you for
? the benefit derived
J from your won
? rlcrful remedy.
One short mon
has brought forth
a vast change ami
now consider my
self a well man
amt I after months of suffering **uow
sufferers, Poru?a will eure y>u. -Dr.
Ceo. C. Havener, M. D., of .-nacostia,
D. C., writes:
Thc Pcmna Medicine Co., Columns. ?-:
Gentlemen-"In my practice I have had
occasion to frequently prescribe V0UT va?"
ualile medicine, ami have found it^usc
elieial. especially in cases o: c .tarra.
George L*. Havener, M. D.
li you do not derive prompt arl satisfne
tory results from the usc pf Podi^ M'n>
at once to Dr. Ilartnian, givilij
ment Ot your ease, and he wi.,
lo give you his valuable advice!
Address Dr. Hartman. l'rcsiJ
Hartman Sanitarium, Cotumbul
?o= ^\ C3l ?L-oo Eua j
Vc also make
Linters for Oil Milis,
Engines and Boilsrs,
We also sell everything necessary to ccmplele a
Modern Ginning Out fit and furnish our CJS
tcmsrs with fuil dat : Med plans and ma
terial Mils for constrjction of nj
houses for our plants without
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