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An In All. I am pilgrim of ths withered itafT My case Illuminate, and fruit and chaff Are naught, liut pour ma tears of rain to quaff, ' And I will car not If I weep or laugh, Wandering the world, and thou my godi ' Ilka love; Thou art the dizzy universe above Sena sunny winds co please, makt oceans move For my great wonder, O my poet love, To thy sweet moods I would be like a flower Soft In the flowing wind, or like a pool Beneath the purple rain; from hour to hour Thou swayest; I am thine, priestess or fool, I care not If my lrfe be song or sob, 60 In the night J hear thy strong heart throb. Florence Brooks In Century, T7 Thou swayest; I am thlnt, priestess or I care not If my lrfe be song or sob, I 60 In the night J hear thy strong heart r p I F'0renC r0'" 'B en'Ury' II In the Sugar Bush 11 It had been understood by the Dixon and the Taylor families, and by most of the people for five miles arouavd, for that matter, that Tom Dixon and Bessie Taylor became engaged as they were riding home together from the county fair In October. The eract date and exact circumstances of such things are always of vital Interest to an agricultural community. It was a match that pleased both families, as Tom was a fine young far mer, and Bessie a smart girl of nine teen, who could have had the pick of half a dozen. The marriago was not to take place for a year, and the course of true love ran smooth until December. Ttfien Bessie Taylor suddenly exercised the prerogative of her sex. Tom was too sure of her, and he muBt be made to understand that bis bird was not yet caged. There was to be a spelling bee at the red school house. Ho and Bessie would go, of course. As both of them were accounted among tho best spoil ers In the community, It was probable that they might be asked to choose sides. It was unfortunate for Tom that he forgot to say that he would drive up to Taylor's at a certain hour for Bos ale. He meant to, and he had no doubt that she would bo ready, but the matter slipped his mind, and when the evening finally arrived, ho got out of his cutter at the door, only to be told that Bessie had been gone half an hour. More than that, she had gone with a windmill man who was canvassing the neighborhood and stopping at her father's house. Tom Dixon was stunned. Here was coquetry, treachery, deceit! It didn't occur to him that Bessie felt piqued oyer his neglect and wanted to "get even" in the ofcly way open to her. Neither could be know that she bad told the windmill man that her old beau would probably escort her home, He gasped h muttered he swore. Then he got Into his cutter and put the whip to hla horse and sent the ani mal over two miles of smooth road on a dead run. , Hla first Idea was to kill that wind mill man on slht, his second was to kill the pair of deceivers, his third was to blow bis own brains out and die tho death jf a martyr. Then he happened to get a fourth Idea, and he adopted it and Btuck to It. He entered the schoolhouse with his jaw set and a firm resolve to make a certain person repent In sackcloth and ashes. Bessie Taylor was there, but be saw her not. The windmill man waa there, but be was too Insignificant for a second glance. The homllest girl for six miles around was there, having hired her brother to bring her, and Tom walked straight up to her, and began to laugh and giggle and flatter. Worse was soon to come. K hap pened tnat ha was chosen to lead one I 7 Si lemmle walked stralgnt up to the homeliest girl. tide, while Bessie was not Everyone looked to see him call her name ai first on hla side, but he overlooked her entirely. K was the homeliest girl who was called, although It was known that she would go down and out on the first three-syllabled word. When only he and Bessie remained n their feet the climax of his mean nets came. When they got among the hard words he stood and glared across at her as If he had never seen her before, and, In her confusion, aae blun dered and left him victor. Next day It was kxowa far mi wide that Tom Dixon and Bessie Taylor were "out" and, though several parties volunteered their services as peace makers, the gulf could not be bridged. The couple were brought together at a candy-pull and apple-bee and a second spelling school, but they held aloof from each other and resorted to sarcasm. The old folks on both sides tried tbelr hands, but the result Sill "Oh, Tom!" she exclaimed. was the same, and It finally came to be understood that the match was oft for good. Time wore on and the month of March came In. Mr. Dixon had 200 sugar maples in his woods, and there was sugar making every spring. On the night of the fifth he gave a "sugar-off" party to half a dozen young fellows and their girls, and, of course, Bessie hoard of It. Tom heaid that she heard of It, and also that she sulci she never could see any romance In trailing about the wet woods and eating maplo wax off a chip, and ho he repeated the perform ance a weok litter. This time she had no remarKs to make, and he felicitated himself that he had made her feel real bad. Three or four days after his second party Mrs. Taylor said to her daugh ter: "Bessie, I've got a great yearning for a taste of new maple sugar, and If it wasn't for my sore heel, I'd go over to Dixon's bush and ask Tom for some." "And what a goose you'd make of yourself," snapped Bessie. "Well, I dunno. There's worse fel lers than Tom Dixon. I've never been mad at him." "But you ought to bo. You should not stand up for any one who has acted as mean as he has." "No, mebbe not, but perhaps you were a little bit to blame. I'd like some new maple sugar, as I was say ing, and next to that I'd like two or three leeks to eat with bread and but ter. The leeks must be coming up In the woods now, and I can fairly taste 'em. If father wasn't so busy to-day, I'd have him go down In the woods and look for some." Bessie made no reply, but an hour later, when the mother happened to look out of the kitchen window and saw her climbing the pasture fence and making for the woods, she said to herself: "Our woods and the Dixon's woods join and If leeks and maple sugar don't get together, it won't be my fault" Bessie reached the home woods and began to look for leeks. Here and there one was beginning to sprout, but she passed them by and went further. By and by she came to the line fence dividing the farms. The leeks on the other side looked bigger, and, after a long look between the rails, she climbed over. Tea, the leeks were bigger. She had pulled three or four and was still wandering along, when she passed a brush heap and a rabbit ran out with a great rustle. Naturally, she screamed. The rustle of the rabbit waa follow ed by the hoot of aa owl, and natur ally the girl screamed again. She heard the sound of footsteps near at hand, and was about to scream for the third time, wher she heard the words: "Miss Taylor, do not be afraid." It was Tom Dixon, with two palls of sap suspended from the neck-yoke on his shoulders. In ber hunt for ieek she had wandered Into the Dixon sugar bush. "Oh. Tom!" she oaclaimsd, aa she tamed to fae "Tou mean the windmill man.' "I do hot I mean I mean well, you ought to have asked me to go to spelling school with you." "But you had better company." . "So did you." "Miss Taylor!" "Mr. Dixon!" It was just growing dusk when Tom and Bessie reached Taylor's. Tom had a handful of leeks and Bessie had a big maple chip, with a big lump of sugar wax on it. 'Why, Tom, is this you?" exclaimed Mrs. Taylor, as the pair walked in. "Yea, aunt Sal," he replied, "and here's the leeks and maple sugar and Bessie, and and " "Well, I never, never did see," she remarked, as she turned from her work of peeling potatoes to give Tom a hug and Bessie a kiss. Cyrus Der ickson In Boston Globe. The Golfer's Paradise. I ask but little when I'm dead As recompense for earthly woes, No golden crown upon my head, No harp to weary hands and toes; No halo would I wear, Indeed, No purple robe beyond my means I only ask a well rolled mead, With eighteen holes and putting greens A caddy with a lynx-like eye. And wings upon his shoulder tips. Shall watch me whack the balls, then fly To follow on their airy trips; And when I come on gentle wing He'll hand me then, ths watchful soul, A putter tit for prince or king That's guaranteed to make the goal. The tees shall be the sort from which One drives two hundred yards at least. While over hurdle, bunker, ditch The balls shall rise as though of yeast; The niblick, mashte and the cleek Shall never miss or make a slip, While only those who Scottish speak Shall have a card of membership. Hers en this field of perfect strokes I'll play a winning game with all Who beat me when on earth, the folks Who say I cannot hit the ball; And best of all, ths games between, When o'er my nectar I am heard My triumphs to recount, I ween. There'll not be one to doubt my word. -William Wallace Whltelock In Life. Eccentricities of Genius. "One of the first things she did as soon as the success of her book be came the talk of Paris was to fly from the city into a hidden retreat, and 110 communication from the outsldti world was tolerated by her not even her letters were forwarded." Ths lady with this remarkable genius for shyness Is Mme. Marcelle Tlnayre, author of "La Maison de Peche." She gave some interesting advice at a later time to another lady who "be came tho talk of Paris." This was Mdlle. Thouret, who tried to shoot M. Marcel Provost M. Prevost had made free use of Mdlle. Thouret's prl- i vato letters In one of his romances. "Why shoot at him, my dear?" wrote Mme. Tlnayre. "You did not hit him and Paris now laughs at you. Now if you had printed his letters Paris would have laughed at him." Pat's Capability. What'll you charge for taking away these ashes, Pat?" I asked, pointing to the Winter's accumulation. "Slvln dollar an' a half, Sor," promptly replied the owner of the village garbage curt "What?" I exclaimed. "Why, I thought you charged 75 cents a load?" "Thot's right, Sor," agreed Pat "Sevlnty-flve clots a load ut do be." "Well," I estimated, eying the pile of ashes speculatively, "there isn't any ten loads here. There's not more than five, or maybe six at the out side." "Don't be afther frettin' yerallf oyer thot now, Sor," said Pat, cheerfully. "Shure, just lave ut to me entolrely, Sor, an' Oi'll make tin loads out ar ut wldout anny botheration at all, at ail, Sur." A Wide Difference. Kate Is there much difference iu their social position? Nell Oh, yes. Her father gets a salary and his father gets wages. The Up-to-Date Author. "Yes, sir," said the up-to-date au thor, "I may say that I've been quite successful In a literary way. What do you think my capital was, in start ing out?" "Don't know." "A bottle of ink, a couple of pens, a ream of paper and a dozen stamps!" "And now?" "I employ a secretary, two servants, and keep ten typewriters busy eight hours a day! Talk about 'Genius but I haven't time to talk now I must get off a couple of new novels on the fast mall." Couldn't Fool Her. "My dear Miss Mylluns," said the im pecunious young man. "I love you more than I can find words to tell." "But I presume you could tell me in figures," rejoined the beautlfut heir ess in tones that suggested the ice man. Luxury. Mrs. A. "Would you like to be very wealthy, dear?" Mrs. Z. "Yes, indeed. I'd like to be so wealthy that I could hire a girl to do nothing but set the rubber plant out In the morning and bring it In at dusk." Land of Feuds. "So Kentucky is a bad state?" lav terrogated the friend. "I should say so," responded the drummer. "I thought I was counting the milestones and they turned out to be tombstones." Solar Plexus Blows. The pugilist speaks of knockout blows over the solar plexus, but it is the stomach that receives the shock, and from it the nervous disturbance originates. One trouble with the average "sere thing" is that It's so mighty uncsrtaia. The Most Profitable Crop. The human hair Is absolutely the most profitable crop that grows. Five tons of It are annually Imported by the merchants of London. The Paris ians barve,- upwards of 200,000 pounds, equal in value to $400,000 per annum. Ready for Season's Business. Richard A. Can field, richest gambler In the United States, after returning from England to New York to answer a charge of keeping a gambling house, is preparing to open his gambling rooms at Saratoga for the season. George's New Vehicle. "George has a new kind of automo bile." "Has he? I haven't seen it." "Yes. It's hydraulic, I think. We were all talking about electric autos, and steam ones, and gasoline ones, and George spoke up quick and said he was traveling on the water wagon." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Early Devotion to rt. We read of Mr. Butts, who has won an art scholarship, that he was born In Little Kock thirty years ago "and has given his entire tinio to art ever elnce." If true this certainly indi cates a degree of precocity eminently dCbervlng of the scholarship. Larger Than the Pyramids. The Egyptian pyramids cannot vie in size of stones with the ruins at Baalbec In Syria. The stones of the latter are CO feet long and 20 feet square. A Diplomatic Photographer. A German photographer, Kunwald, cays photography, when taking a pic ture of a lady of doubtful age, places sheets of celluloid between the nega tive and the printing paper, thus pro ducing a very softening effect, which hides the discrepancies of age. Travels of the Kaiser. The itinerary of the Kaiser for the last year, just published, shows that since the same date In 1902, his maj esty has made 6ixty-two jorncys or a total of 24,000 inllc. Limitations of Science. Every action of human free will Is a miracle to physical and chemical nnd mathematical science, says Lord Kel vin In the London Times. Test Your Eyea. The normal human eye can read let tors seven-twentieths of an inch high l,t a distance of twenty font. Park Statistics. Paris has one acre of park for every fifteen persons; Liverpool, England, one for every one thousand. For Aged People. Bellflower, Mo., July Cth. Mr. G. V. Bohrer of this place has written au open letter to the old men and wom en of the country, advising them to use Dodd's Kidney Pills as a remedy for those forms of Kidney Trouble so common among the aged. Mr. Bohr er says: "I suffered myself for years with my Kidneys and urinary organs. 1 waa obliged to get up as many as seven or eight times during the night "I tried many things with no suc cess, till I B'.w one of Dodd's Alma nacs, and read of what Douu's Kid ney Pills were doing for old people. "I bought two boxes from our drug gist and began to use thorn at once. In a very short time I was well. This is over a year ago, and my trouble has not returned, so that I know my cure was a good, genuine, permanent one. "I believe Dodd's Kidney Pills are a splendid medlclno for old people or anyone suffering with Kidney and uri nary troubles, for although I am 84 years of age, they have made ma well." Street Cleaners of Paris. The street cleaners of Paris form a little army. They number alto gether 3,880. They are divided Into brigades, under the command of forty four superintendents and 159 fore men. Five hundred sweeping ma chines are used, and these, with the water carts, find employment for 1,600 horses. The cost of the service works out at about twelve cents a square yard per annum. The Boss Girl of Kansas. The Oxford (Kan.) Register says that Gene Showalter of that town is the typical Kansas girl Although but sixteen years old, she taught the big gest school in the country during the past school year. After school closed she went home and helped ber father plow .for oats. Then she made a lot of clothes for herself. Now she Is taking a little vacation in the form of a term at a teachers' summer school Tornado Lore. The months of greatest tornado fre quency in the United States, aa shown by the reports of Lieut John Flnley of the United States Signal Corps, are May, April, June and July, in the order named. The hours of greatest frequency during the day are from 1:30 to 8 p. m, just after the hot test part of the day, when warm as cending air currents are most Habit to meet cooler descending ones. More to Come. A storekeeper in Newcastle, InfL, has recured an injunction to prevent the frmlly that lives overhead from cooking onions because the odor drives custom away. Next thing we know somebody will be getting out an Injunction to prevent us from boil ing the water because it hurts the mi crobes. Buffslo Express, Let this Coupon., be your Messenger of Deliver ance from Kidney; Bladder, and Urinary Troubles. ft'ii the people who doubt ami become cured wliils they doubt who 1raie Uoau'i Pills the Ugliest. Aching backs are eased. Hip, hack, uu.l loin pains overcome. Swelling of the limbs and dropsy signs vanish. They correct urine with brick' dust sediment, high colored, pain in passing, dribbling, frequency, bed wetting. Doan'g Kuliiev Tills remova calculi ami Kntvel. Relieve heart palpitation, sleeplessness, headache, nervousness, dizziness. Tavuirsvilijc Mips. " I rled everything tor a weak buck ami got no relief umil I used Doau's Pills." J. N. Liwih. i" raid o a tTitmc, vlAwMtw am NAME P. o.. STATE Kor free trial box, mutl this conpon to Koatur-Ullliurn Co.. I'.ulTaJj. N. Y. If ihnre Wire 1m Uutultkient, rate vlip. Learned His Lesson. One more about these queer little human specimens. It had been ex plained to the son and . heir the im possibility of his father buying a "real" locomotive or a "genuine" warship for him primarily because of the ex pense. That evening they had guests to dine, and a small voice asked meekly: "Could I have a piece of bread, please, If it's not too expen slve?" New Method of Hatching Eggs. Madame Rondeau Luzean has hatched unfertilized frogs' eggs by springllng theiu with sugar and with common salt. Barmaids Are Barred.. Women aro forbidden to be era ployed as barmaids or In liquor shops in any capacity by the Bengal legis lative council. First Life Insurance. The first life Insurance society was started in London In 1698 and another In 1700. Neither was successful. Women on Railways. It Is said that more than 15,000 women are employed on the six prin cipal Propch railways. Making a Country Home interests everyone. The M., K. & T. doesn't claim a clear recipe, but its publications treat of the enormous growth of fruit culture In East Texas, the money-raakir.g possibilities in the gas, oil, lead and zinc regions of Mis souri and Kansas, and the delightful climate of Texas and Old Mexico. Ask for the-n. Address, "KATY," D14 Walntviight lildg., Et. Louis, Mo. I Where Mexico Leads. The Mexican postal department has taken a new and novel means of in forming the public of the weather but let'ns given out by the weather bu reau. Every letter which passes through the offieo is now stamped with the indications for the next twenty-four hours. This stamping is done at tho same time that the postage stamps on the letters are conceled, and the receiving stamp afllxed. On the Installment Plan. A bashful youth and buxom maid who had traveled sixteen miles to the parsonage were much perplexed on being informed that the marriage fee was one dollar. The young man could only produce fifty cents. The maiden naively suggested that the preacher marry them as iar as the money would go. Llppincott's Magazine. New Torpedo Boat The Erne, the first of the type of torpedo boats designed since those of the Cobra class, which has a tendency to break in two In the middle, Is just launched on tho Tyne. Sho has a forecastle Instead of a turtle !cck and Is of greater displacement than the older class. Tho tn?cd Is knots. Gen. Bell Welcomed Home. A hearty and enthusiastic welcome was accorded Gen. J. Franklin Bell, U. S. A., when he visited Shelbyville, Ky., bis native town, a few days ago. BABY WEATHcR. Little FellowsDon't Like the Hot Days. Mothers should know exactly what food to give babies In hot weather. With the broiling hot days in July and August the mother of a baby is always anxious for the health of her little one and Is then particularly care ful In feeding. Milk sours quickly and other food is uncertain. Even in spite of caution, sickness sometimes creeps in and then the right food is more nec essary than ever. "Our baby boy two years old began In August to have attacks of terrible rtomach and bowel trouble. The phys ician said his digestion was very bad and that If It bad been earlier in the summer and hotter weather we would surely have lost him. "Finally we gave baby Grape-Nuts food, feeding it several times the first day and the next morning he seemed better and brighter than he had been for many days. There was a great change in the condition of his bowels and in three days they were entirely normal He is now well and getting very strong and fleshy and we know that Grape-Nuts saved his life, for he was a very, very ill baby. Grape-Nuts food must have wonderful properties to effect such cures as this. "We grown ups In our family all nse Orape-Nuts and also Postum In place of coffee with the result that we never any of us have any coffee Ills, but are well and strong." Name given by Pos tum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. The reason Orape-Nuts food relieves bowel trouble in babies or adults is because the starch of the grain is pre digested and does not tax the bowels, or ferment like white bread, potatoes and other forma of starchy food. Send for particulars by mall of ex tension of time on the f7.SOO.00 cooks' contest for 738 money prises. The reason yon can gel this trial free is becuuss they cure Kidney IUs and will prove It to you. Wist Bimx. Mich. Douu's Kidney tills hit the cose, which wns an unusual desire to urinate bad to get upfiveor six times of anight. I think diabetes was well un der way, the feet and ankles swelled. There was an In tense pain In the back, the heat of which would feel like Hitting one's hand up to amp chimney. I have used tho free trial and two full boxes of Doan's Pills with the satisfaction of feeling that I am cured. They are the rem edy par excellence." B. F. Ballard. Doan's Kidney rius. cuii. 1 0. Cnww MOTH writ addnua on iepa The golf girl 50a a'golfinit, In the giddiest of gowns. The sun shines sultry on has In the surliest of frowns. O'er the green she chases gayt In a fierce perspiring march. But her clothes don't show t wrinkle .'Cause she used Defiance Starch AT ALLCROCERJ 16 OUNCES FOR 10 CENTS Manufactured by lie Defiance starch (o., OMAHA. NEB. Ef iy jn' 7 ; wtT I. .,in 1, 1 n ,mfr, Uil u ill, t irtU r i3 1 . m n.f What, a relief from the unln and lncon- veuiuueu of discuses of tho c 0 wheu ha boon properly applied 1 To rxperlenre such n-liof sulfercrs lmve found it worth a hundred times Its slitflit cost. CURES ALL EYE AFFECTIONS. W. N. U KANSAS CITY, NO. 28, 1903 GUTIGURA OINTMENT Purest 0! Emollients and Greatest of Skin Cures. The Most Wonderful Curatlva of AUime Fcr Torturing, Disfiguring Skin Humours And Purest and Sweetest of Toilet Emollients. 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Ita "Instant relief for skla-tortured bs hies," or M 8anatlva,ant1sptc cleans ing." or M One-night treatment of tba bands or feet, or Single treatmeat of the hair," or "Use after athletics," cycling, golf, tennis, riding, sparring, or any sport, each in connection with, the nse of Cutlcura Soap, is eufficlen evidence of this. - ' tMkmSMHMMM trtr Dim S CWm. rv . to PiyW .ariM ll-tMCUNI ataitMt.