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They driva home the cows from the pas
Up through the long, shady lane,
Where the quail whistle loud in the wheat
That are yellow with the ripening grain.
They find iü the thick, wavine grasses
Where the scarlet-lipped strawberry
They gather the earliest snowdrops
And the first crimson buda of the rose.
They toss the hay In the meadow;
They gather the elder bicor.i winte;
They find where the dusky grapes purple
In the soft-tinted October licht.
They know where the apples nang ripest
And are sweeter than Italy's wines;
They know where the fruit hangs the
On the thorny blackberry vines.
They {rather the delicate seaweeds
And build tiny caoues of aanu;
They pick up the beautiful sea shells
Fairy barks that have drifted to land;
They — ~ve from the tall, rocking tree
Whc. _ the oriole's hajsisioek v.est
And at night time are folded in slumber
By a song that a fend cictner sings.
To those who toll bravely are strongest;
The humble and poor become great;
And from these brown-handed children
Shall grow mighty rulers of state.
The pen of the author and statesman—
The noble and wife of the land—
The sword and the chisel and palette
Shall be held in the little brown uands.
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Whitened Hair.
(Copyright, 1901, by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
Conductor Shaffer of No. 5 let him
self down from the rear end of his
train as it came to a standstill. He
cast an inspecting glance along the
line of cars and at first hardly noticed
the white-haired man who came creep
ing out from under the car near which
be has standing. It was evident that
the stranger had been stealing a ride,
and he was dirty and begrimed; but
In spite of the unattractive appearance
of the man there was something un
usual in his appearance that would
cause anyone to look at him a second
time. The skin had the pink tint and
smoothness of youth, yet the hair
above the face was as white as winter
enow. The men looked at each other
a moment and then the stranger
turned quickly as if about to move
away. Said Conductor Shaffer:
"Joe Jordon, by thunder!"
"Hoped you wouldn't know me,
"I'd know you. üi. the kingdom come,
Joe. But, Lord, how you have
changed! "
Joe appeared a bit uneasy and moved
from one foot to the other restlessly.
"What you doing under that train?"
""Riding the rods."
"From where?"
"Other end of the division."
"Where wrre you going?"
"Didn't know and didn't care. Just
got out because I ~ >s getting
"You are a regular bum, then?"
"Yep, pretty much."
"Just you get right in the smoker
there and after I work the train I will
jcome in and talk to you."
After Conductor Shaffer had done
I "Joe Jordon, by thunder!"
kIb work he went forward and sat
«own by the side of the queer looking
"Kind of getting up iu the world
some, ain't you, Shaff?"
"Kind of elevated from a freight run
to this."
"Yep, made up my mind three years
ago that the old man on the I. N. and
W. would never give me a chance, so
I took the first offer and transferred
over here. Had not been here six
months until I got this passenger run.
You seem to be still on the slow
freights in your line, Joe. What on
earth has happened to your hair?"
"It's .a pretty long story, Shaff, un
less you have got time to listen."
"Twenty miles to the next stop."
"Well, you see, it is like this, Shaff.
It's five years since I dropped out. Not
one single person that I knew or that
knew me in the old days has ever seen
me or spoken to me since then until I
ran across you this morning. There
was no one dependent upon me, and no
one that cared, I guess. You know
that I was running pretty strong with
Mary Parr then for a time,, and al
though she is married now "
"What's that?"
"Well, I ain't ashamed to say that I
thought a lot of her and if things had
gone differently may be I would have
had a passenger run by this time. One
evening Mary and I had a little spat—
didn't amount to much, but we thought
it did—and that settled it. Then I
heard that she was going with Henry
Weber, a machinist at the shops, and
so I kind of dropped out. Left the road
and worked all over for a time. Then I
got to traveling about a bit, and soon
I was on the bum. You don't know
how easily a fellow can drop into that,
especially a fellow that knows rail
roading as I do. I have traveled all
over these United States without a
cent. It's hard lines some times, but
I don't know but it is as good as any
other if a fellow don't care what be
comes of him.
"About my white head? Did you
ever hear that a man's hair could turn
gray in a night. I never took much
stock in that, but here before you is a
sample of what can be done by fear. It
was in this way. I had been wandering
down through the eastern states some
three years ago, and one night I land
ed at Lancaster, Pa. There was a
young fellow hanging around the
Pennsylvania road's water tank and we
decided to travel together. It was
warm even if it was late winter and
we began nosing around the cars. The
young fellow found a car door unsealed
and called to me. We climbed in and
found ourselves in a car loaded with
bananas. It was pleasant enough and
we found straw on top of the crates
and made it a good place for sleeping.
Before I went to sleep a brakeman
came along and I heard hiin swearing
because the banana car had not been
sealed beiore it left Newa X and then
• Jeard him closing the door. It .lid
not, seem thât I had been alseep very
long when I was awakened bv my com
panion. Said he:
" 'There is something in this car.'
"'Of course there is,' said I, and
about to fall asleep again.
" 'It's something crawling. Don't
you feel them?'
"I did feel something on my hand
and shook It off. Then I dug a match
out of my pocket and struck it That's
where my hair began to turn white.
The place was swarming with gigantic
spiders, I thought, but as the match
flickered and flared I looked up at my
companion. His face was deadly white
and he hissed at me:
" 'Tarantulas.'
"Then I understood in an instant.
The horrible things had been brought
from some southern country in the
bunches of bananas, A bite from any
one of the ugly creatures meant death.
I could hear- my companion's teeth
chattering and I knew that he was in
an agony of fear.
" 'What's to be done?' ho gasped.
" 'Sit perfectly still,' said I. 'Don't
move nor brush one of them off, even if
it crawls on your face. Have you the
nerve to do it?'
" 'No, no. My God, I shall be insane
in a few minutes."
"I knew that he was telling the truth
and felt that I also had the same to
fear. Our warm bodies probably at
tracted the creatures, because they be
gan to crawl over us, and to this day
I have only to close iny eyes and I
can see and feel those hairy legs and
little claws creeping on my flesh. Sud
denly my companion gave a scream and
began beating the air and fighting the
tarantulas. We were pressed so close
to the roof of the car that we could
scarcely move, and as I lay there not
daring to even turn a hand or foot it
was fearful. The odor from the insects
that he had crushed and from the ripe
fruit was in itself overpowering, and
it is not surprising that I soon became
unconscious. And that no doubt
saved my life and reason.
"It was some time the next day
when I awoke, and there was daylight
in the car. I looked about and there
was not a tarantula in sight. I called to
my companion, but there was no an
swer, and I was too weak to get over
to him. After a time I heard people
moving outside and made an outcry
that attracted attention. At last the
car was opened and I was released. I
won't trouble you with all those de
tails, but they found the body of my
companion. It was swollen to horri
ble size and a fearful thing to see. I
lay in a hospital three weeks and when
I came out my hair waa like it is now,
although rou know, Shaff, I am less
than thirty."
"I have had some darned queer
stories told me, Joe Jordan, but that
takes the cal:e. Who told you that
Mary Parr was married?"
"Nobody; just knew it was all."
"Well, you are the blamdest idiot.
That girl has just been sitting around
waiting for someone, and most people
think it is you. My wife was saying
to me only the other day that if Mary
was pining for that Joe Jordan she
better look out or she would end up an
old maid, because the Lord only knew
whether he was in the land of the liv
"Reckon most people would think
she was losing time waiting around for
an old whiteheaded tramp, Shaff."
The queer looking tramp sat a long
time watching the scenery rushing by,
but it is doubtful if he saw any of it.
When the conductor came along the
next time he looked up and remarked:
"Say, Shaff, do you reckon I could
get back' on tffe old I. N. & W.?"
" 'Ain't done nothing to queer your
self, have you?"
"Not that I know of."
"Well, the old man always spoke
mighty well of you, and if there is
nothing doing for you on that road,
I have got a pretty good pull over here
myself. You drop off at home with
me, and we will see about fixing you
up a bit before you tackle him."
Progress in Ocean Travel.
In 1840 the Cunard steamship Brit
annia, built of wood, propelled by pad
dle wheels, maintained a sea speed ol
about SVz knots. Her steam pressure
was 12 pounds per inch. She was 201
feet long, about 2,000 tons displace
ment, her engines developed about
750-horse power, and her coal con
sumption was about 40 tons a day, oi
about five pounds of coal per indicated
horse power per day. She carried a
full spread of sail. In sixty years
speed has been increased from 8Vä
knots to twenty-three knots; the time
on the voyage has been reduced to
about one : third of what it was in 18-40
Exhibited In a Shop Window, It Waa
Offered for Sal« for $140.
In a shop window in Berlin is exhib
ited for sale an ornamental wine glass
out of which the kaiser drank once.
The price demanded is $140. But, as it
has been In the window several dayj,
wculd-be purchasers evidently think
the price too high.
Attached to It is a nc/tice, stamped
with a notary's seal and a document
written by the clerk of the Third Regi
ment of the Uhlans of the Guard,"stat
ing that Kaiser-Wilhelm actually drank
out of the glass March 7, 1900.
The matter causes infinite mirth
among the Socialists and Radicals of
Berlin.—New York World.
Making tlie Punialiinent Pit Crime.
Mrs. Boreum (hopelessly)—Mortimer,
I cannot make Willie mind.
Mr. Boreum (sternly)—Willie, do as
your mother wishes, or I will make you
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When the labor organizations turned
out the other day, several well known
politicians were seen in their ranks.
"Didn't know those fellows belonged,"
said a querulous onlooker.
"Oh, yes," said a man of information,
"they're members of the Wire Workers'
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"How many times did you vote in the
"Marse Tom," was the reply, "ain't
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I don't know nuttin' 'tall 'bout 'rithme
tic?"—Atlanta Constitution.
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"I am sure he does his best to tell the
truth. But, you see, he works in the
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