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The Innocent, sweet Day Is dead, Dark Night hath slain her in her bed. O Moors are as tierce to kill as to wed; Put out the light, said he. A sweeter light than ever rayed From ntar of heaven or eye of maid lias vanished in the unknown shade, She's dead, she's dead, said he. Now, In a wild, sad after-mood The tawny Night sits still to brood, , Upon the dawn-time when he wooed I would she lived, said he. Star memories of happier times, Of loving deeds and lovers' rhymes Throng forth In silvery pantomimes, Count buck, O Dayl said he. Sidney Lanier. A DISASTER AT SEA By LYNN KOBX MEEKINS. Copyright, l$ot, ty Dally Story Publlohlng Company. "1 speek 2e En'gleesh vera bad Ees ltt not so?" "It Is a very difficult language," she . responded. "So, so. Itt ees like ze sea zat goes dls way . and zat, vut-vut you cans U7" "Choppy" she reDlled. "SI, si, zat is what you calls my usngieesn choppy." I "You are mistaken. I called it Iuwuu.uq v. L 11 w niuU! AUU U 11 Ik V. M 111 VJ about the sea. I said nothing about - your use of the language. Of course, It is very difficult (or one to take up a new speech. You do quite well." For this be was grateful, and he was framing his thankfulness when large, buoyant man of aggressive healthfulness approached. The sea had no terrors for him. He trod the !deck like one born to command, not afraid of storm either on land or else 'where. He had one of those large framed and hopeful personalities jWhlch belong to the successful American character, and he looked as If he could buy the ship without severely intrenching upon his fortune. He bowed in a familiar yet business like manner and said something to the young lady. She excused herself land made toward the cabin door. The Iforelgner and the American stood In talk for a few moments and then part ed, as the American frankly did not 'like to exhaust his patience upon the stumbling sentences of the polite and very deferential European. That night In the smoking room the American, Mr. John Henry Martin dale, had made himself more popular than usual by his good Rtories and liberality. Count Frlcadolll was con suming cigarettes on a neighboring sofa. Precisely at ten thirty, as was his custom, Mr. Martlndalo arose, looked at his watch to see if the Bhip's clock was attending strlcMy to its duty, and. bade a cheery good night to every one, and then quiet settled for a moment upon the room. There was the swish of the waves without, and there was the toll of the boat, but all else seemed strango'y silenced as If a little storm had pass ed in eventide and the twilight had Mttled down. But it did not last for long. "Martlndale is a regular old brick." suddenly exclaimed a man whosje voice filled the entire apartment. "He is a true American, and while people say that he is lucky, I am sure he deserves everything be has got. Cer tainly there Is nobody who enjoys life more, or who can tackle a situation with better humor or bigger nerve. I was la Cariopolls when he had the .street railway fight It was when the lines were being changed from the old horse cars to the trolley sys tem, and he wanted new franchises. The Aldermen or the City Council men, or whatever you call thorn" all expressed their willingness to do whatever the old man wanted them to do. He refused1 to pay a red cent and put bis refusal upon the score of public improvement and enterprise. Well, their favor was rather susplcl- ( "Choppy," the replied, ous, but at the same time it seemed genuine. They actually voted Just wnai mo urn man warned, ana then ft or PVprvthlnff uoa Avail inil tha - - - n v. . in u bosses thought they had the situation in their hands they met and rescind ed their action, and on top of all the ' bosses and the crowd sold they could not ueuver me gooas ana oia Martin dale cleaned no a rrvnl mllllnn anil busted the whole gang. Then he got . what he wanted, after all. The deals In that city must have-netted him from one to two millions. Then he came back to the stock, short He took up two other lines and began his manlpuWSsrsvc They were perfectly - s All vr S rl Night. confident he would not try the seme trick three times running, but they aid not know their man. He sue ceeded the third time, and then on the fourth affair when they tried to outdo aim in another city he took the other track and made more than in any other deal he had attempted. He Is worth ten. mil lions." "Who will get all that monev?" In quired a young person, who should nave been in bed. "His nieces. I suDnose." was the re. ply. "He has no children, you know, and his wife, who Is with him, has "With Mr. Martlndale, my unclel" been ill ever since we left Southamp ton." Ten millions! Count Frlcadelll could scarcely believe his ears. It means wealth beyond anvthlns his imagination could comprehend. Ten millions! Two hundred million francs! It waj grand. It was magni ficent! On the next morning when he saw the same young lady again pacing np and down the deck, he mit all his energy Into the English he could summon, and with profuse apologies made comments upon the sea. the earth, the sky, and all that therein is. fane was pleasant, and he was en thusiastic, and when the buoyant Mr. Martlndale came out attain to say something to her, and after she had disappeared, the Count let his en thusiasm bubble forth In manv ear nest but somewhat broken syllables. "Mces Wlltsong, she Is so charm ing." "She is a very pleasant young lady," replied Mr. Martlndale, and then he walked down the deck with a broad grin on his face. After that he called her "Mees Wlltsong." The Count was very attentive, very persistent, very gallant, and every time Miss Wilson appeared on deck In some mysterious manner he man aged to be near to offer every atten tion that gallantry could suggest, that invention could find. He was unde niably handsome and his English Im proved with the voyage. It was as If the shaking up had rubbed the rough est edges off his syllables. When Miss Wilson was not about he culti vated Mr. Martindale and the burly millionaire enjoyed the attention. Finally, one day, In a great burst of confession and confidence the Count said, "Meester Martlndale, I would be so glad to pay my attentions to your niece." "Why, certainly. Co ahead," ex- claimed Mr. Mnrtlnrlnln with a lanoh that was on the point of an explosion that might have shaken the ship If it had found Its full vent. 'And so It went on, and the climax came a lovely morning when the great vessel passed Fire Island on her homeward stretch through the gate way of the new world. The young lady with the flush of health deep In her1 cheeks, her eyes as clear as the blue of the skies, and her whole being a personification of vigor and beautiful happiness, was standing In a corner by herself when me count approached - and told her that he had found that for which he had searched the earth In "vain the object of his love the most adorable woman, whom he loved with an un selfishness that no language could ex press. While he was speaking she was gazing toward the horizon, and there was upon her face a half smile like the play of sunlight upon the face of a goddess. Finally he exclaimed, "I have ze permission of Mr. Martln dale, your uncle, to speek zus wis you." "With Mr. Martlndale, my uncle!" she exclaimed. "Yes. Mees." he replied, "wli him; he Miowe of it You may ask him, it will comprehend." She said nothing, but seeing the ro tund form of the millionaire coming down the deck advanced to meet him, and without a word came back with him to where the Count was standing. "Mr. Martlndale," she said, very soberly, "I understand Count Frlca delll to say that you are my uncle, and that you have given bim per mission to speak to me upon a some what personal subject." Mr. Martindale smiled broadly and replied, "The Count must be mistaken. I have never claimed to be your uncle, although I should be very proud if 1 were." The Count was becoming strangely agitated, but he said, "Meester Martln dale, you said I might pay my atten tions to your niece. "Well, Count, I have not the slight est objections to that, but It happens that the only niece I have lives In Da kota and has the finest family that any man ever saw." "Then Mees Wlltsong," mumbled the poor man on the verge of col lapse " 'Mees Wlltsong,' " said Mr. Martin dale, taking the words from him, "Is a most delightful and a most capable professional nurse who has been most attentive to my wife during our lit tle trip to Europe, and she is a lad) whom I can cordially recommend to any one needing her services." It would be hard to follow the rest of this disaster, but "Mee3 Wlltsong" and Mr. Martlndale were laughing after the Count had found solitude In the stateroom, from which he did not emerge until the stewards were al most obliged to put him off the ship. WHY HE QUIT PLAYING POKER Lesson Which an Old Gambler Taught Novice at the Game. An old man sat at a late breakfast In a hotel cafe last Saturday, when a young man with haggard face and downcast eyes took a place near him. "Tom," said the newcomer to the attendant, "I must go light, for I play ed in hard luck last night." The old man nad finished and sat studying the other's face as he ate. Shortly he took a roll of bills from his pocket and laid it In front of htm. "It's yours," he said. Mechanically and with a trembling hand the young man took the money. "You were in the game?" he said. "Yes, and that Is your money, about $300. Quit playing poker. I began it sixty years ago on the Mississippi riv er and have made a living out of such fools as you. With my coolness It's robbery to play against your reck lessness. I see desperation in your face. I am told that you are a teller In a bank, and that you have a wife, to whom you will he about your absence from home last night. Quit poker." He walked out, and the young man, lowering his head to his folded arms, did not move until tho attendant aroused him. New York Times. The Blsmillah Ceremony. a tittie wosiem wncn "" i.: : r.mr years four months old goes through the "Name'-of-God," or Blsmillah, cere mony which begins her real life. She is dressed in cloth-of-gold, with a veil and wreath of flowers; and friends are Invited to salute the little queen. She sits on a gold cushion, which must be borrowed If she hasa't one, and all the rest sit on the floor. Then an old mullah recites very slowly a certain verse from the Koran, which is also written In saffron on a silver plate Bibl holds in her hend. She runs her fingers over the words, and stammers them after him. "Say It not, Bibl; be a good girl, then you shall see your presents." Soon they all cry, "Sha bash! Shabaah! Wah! Wah!" and the ceremony of the little girl's first les son in rsading, writing and religion is over. She salaams mamma, then shows her presents to her sahells (girl friends). Edmund Russell, in Everybody's Magazine. He Knew. There was a visitor at the school and the children were being given an opportunity to show off. The visitor's thoughts evidently ran In a religious turn, for he questioned the children first upon their knowledge of the Bible. And where was the infant Jesus born?" he asked, and a choru3 of voices answered immediately: "In a manger." "And why was he born in a man ger?" was the next query. There was a moment's silence, and then a little Scotch boy in the back seat piped up shrilly: "Because his mother was there." The Globe. Paper Gloves and Stockings. Paper gloves and stockings are now being manufactured In Europe. The stockings have been carefully ex amined by experts, and they are loud In their praise of them. Let no one assume, they say, that these stockings, because they are made of paper, will only last a few days, for they will last almost as long aa ordinary stockings. The reason Is because the paper of which they are made was, during the process of manufacture, rendered Into a substance closely resembling wool, and was then woven, and treated as ordinary wool. "The Sunrise Never Failed Us Yet" on the sadness of the ten The sunset broods regretfully. From tl.e far lonely spaces slow Withdrawn tne wisirui aner glow. So out of life the splendor die. Bo darken fin me nappy mie, o gamers twilight, cold antf stern But overhead tna planets bum. Ann" up the East another day, fihnll chase the bitter dawn away, What though our eyes with tears be wet I The sunrise never lauea us yet. The blush of dawn may yet restore Our light, and hope and Joy once nor. Sad soul tske comfort, nor forget That aunrtsa never failed as yet. -fella Tbi iter. 7- KANSAS NOTES A writer In the Pratt Republican speaks of the "history of the world from the time Adam began work on the ark," Returns from Lawrence Indicate that the city went antl-Quantrell unanimously In all of the wards ex cept one Tuesday. That rasping sound coming from the direction of Greenwood county Is the Eureka correspondent killing the raspberry crop. Although Dr. Blades and Dr. Spain performed a surgical operation upon a woman in Scottsvllle a week ago Sun day, the patient is expected to re cover. Ia Leavenworth Tuesday the Re publicans elected Mr. Twogood to the city council, but the Democrats coun tered on them by electing Jesus Mella and Mr. Christ "Good Rains fn Kansas," is a head line that Is becoming quite regular. What Kansas desires is a compro mise between last spring's floods and the year of the big drought "Mud-slInglng" is bad esough, but tre charge is made In Topeka that the candidates are indulging in "vllllflca Hon." The only thing that could be worse than this is "billingsgate." The decision not to hold a Kansas beauty show at St. Louis Is, In reauty, a kindness to the Kansas beauties; and still more of a kindness to those who imagine that they are Kansas beauties. "Old age," says Mack Cretcher, of Selgwlck, "has its terrors. Think of having to carry around a pocket knife to cut off a chew of tobacco, and hav ing to put on spectacles In order to see your cork bob." One young woman in Great Bend has found leap year unprofitable and sad. She has proposed to three fel lows. One quit the town, another got out an injunction and the third took to smoking cigarettes and parting his hair in the middle and now she doesn't want him. The Conway Springs Star is being taken to task because "A Short Talk by Mr. Hoslck" last week filled more than a column and a half. "Never worry about tomorrow," counsels the Bison Bee. "The flapjack of today Is better than the angel's food of tomorrow. Eat the flap jack." An innocent reader in Parsons re garded the headline, "Padding In the North End," as a fashion note, indi cating that bustles are coming into style again. 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Shelley could spend an entire day Beating little paper boats on any water he chanced to be near. Poor Goldsmith's "oddities and eccentrici ties" were chiefly dandyisms, and the story of his peach blossom coat is known the world over. Montaigne had an aversion for Friday, and, while be preferred odd numbers, he would not sit down to a table with thirteen per sons. A Recipe From the Forest When the Oak leaf is the size of a Squirrel's foot . take a stick like a Crow's bill and make holes as big as a Coon's ear and as wide apart as Fox tracks. Then plant your corn, that It may ripen before the Chestnut splits and the Woodchuck begins his winter's sleep. From Ernest Thomp son 6eton's "Fable and Woodmyth" In the Century. Grasp of Murdered Man. Dr. Waldo, city of London coroner, said In a lecture recently that a wean- on In the hand of a man who had been murdered is always tightly grasped, so that the fingers sometimes have to be severed before It can be released. In the Case of Suicide there Is nn grasp at all. Commercial Value of the Birch. Birch Is of slow growth, but of cer tain commercial value. New England Is richer every year to the extent of several million dollars for the birch that grows in the waste places of her forests. Sage-Tea Wisdom. The wise man, or sage, according to the wisdom of old. Is he who strength ens his memory and his most vital powers with that simplest of all ton ics, a cup of sage tea, served hot and strong, and freshly brewed! Country Life In America. Four Babes In One Year. Mrs. Hannah Jones of Conwyl El fed, Wales, has given birth to two pairs of twins in one year. A boy and a girl were born on Feb. 3, 1903, and two. girls arrived on Dec. 27, 1903. All four babies were doing well at last ac counts. Wireless Telegraphy at Pekln. The Italian legation at Pekln has been provided wljh a wireless teleg raphy station which enables direct communication to be maintained be tween the legation and vessels of tha Italian fleet In Chinese waters. Valuable Refuse. It is. estimated that the value ol the refuse of Washington for one year Is $1,200,000, thus distributed: Metals thrown away, $500,000; rags, $250,000; paper, $250,000; bottles, $150,000; rub ber, $50,000. Temperance In France. A very Important temperance move ment Is In progress In France, under the auspices of the Union Anti-Alco-hollque. It Is directed especially against absinthe and brandy. Different After Marriage. "I has seen some men," said Uncle Eben, "dat would lose any amount 0' sleep serenadln' a gal an' den refuse to git up early enough to staht de fire aftuh dey's married." Walking In Tibetan Desert -8ven Hedln described walking in a sandstorm in the Tibetan desert as being "like wading against running water or liquid mud." Women Bookblr.Jers. Forty-three per cent of all employes In the Austrian bookbinding trade are women and 13 per cent children. Life of Average 8eaman. The BrltiBh Board of Trade hat found that the life of the average sea man Is twentv-eleht vears. EMPTY NOW. How One Woman Quit Medicine. "While a coffee user my stomach troubled me for years," says a lady of Columbus, O., "and I had to take medi cine all the time. I had what I thougbt wis the best stomach medicine I could get, had to keep getting it filled all the time at 40 cents a bottle. I did not know what the cause of my trou ble was but just dragged along from day to day, suffering and taking medi cine all the time. "About six months ago I quit tea and coffee and began drinking Postura and I have not had my prescription filled since, which Is a great surprise to me for it proves that coffee was the cause of all my trouble although I nev er suspected It. "When my friends ask me how I feel since I have been taking Postum I say, 'To tell the truth I don't feel at all only that I get hungry and eat everything I want and lots of It and It never hurts me and I am happy and well and contented all the time.' "I could not get my family to drink Postum for a white until I mixed it in a little coffee and kept on reducing thi amount of coffee until I got it all Pos tum. Now tbey all like It and they never belch it up like coffee. "We all know that Postum Is a sun shine maker. I hna It helps one great ly for we do not have to think of aches and pains all the time and can us our minds for other things." Kami given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. The on who has to bother witl coffee aches and pains Is badly handi capped In th race for fame and for tune. Postum Is a wonderful rebuild er. There's a reason. Look Is each package for the fam ous litU book, Th Road to WU Till." ' Miss Harwnod fells how she escaned an awful nnernfim hv using Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege- laoie compound. ., ' DeabMrs. Pinks-am: I suffered for four years with what the doctor's called Salpingitis (Inflammation of the fallopian tubes and ovaritis), which is a most distressing and painful ailment, affecting all the surrounding parts, undermining the constitution, and sap ping the life forces. If you had seen rne a year aero, before I beer an taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and had noticed the sunken eyes, sallow complexion, and general emaciated condition, and com pared that person with me as I am to day, robust, hearty and well, you would not wonder that I feel thankful to you and your wonderful medicine, which restored me to new life and 1 health in five months, and saved me from an awful operation." Miss Irenb Hapqood, 1023 Sandwich St Windsor, Ont fSOOO forftH If original of about Ittsr proving gtnulnontst cannot Of produced. Ovaritis or inflammation of tha ovaries or fallopian tubes which adjoin, the ovaries may result from sudden stopping of the monthly flow, from inflammation of the womb, and many other causes. The slightest indication of trouble with the ovaries, Indicated by dull throbbing pain in the side, ac companied by heat and shooting pains, should claim your instant attention It will not cure itself, and a hospital operation, with all its terrors, may easily result from neglect. British Police. The 60,946 police of the United Kingdom cost nearly 7,000,000 a year. Price to dealers $36.00 per M. They cost some more than other brands, but no mon than a good So cigar should cost. Lewis Factory, Peoria, 111. Too many young men look upon an education as a sort of loophole through1 which to escape work. Free to Twenty-five Ladles. The Defiance Starch Co. will glv 25 ladles a round trip ticket to th St, Louis Exposition, to five ladiei In each of the. following states: Illi nois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri who will send In the largest number of trade marks cut from a ten cent, 16-ounce package of Deflanci cold water laundry starch. This means from your own home, any where In the above named states, These trade marks must be mailed to and received by the Defiance Starch Co., Omaha, Nebr., before Septembei 1st, 1904. October and November will be the best months to visit the Ex position. Remember that Defiance li the only starch put up 16 oz. (a full pound) to the package. You get one--third more starch for the same money than of any other kind, and Defiance never sticks to the Iron. Tho ticket to the Exposition will be sent by regis tered mall September 5th. Starch toi sale "by all dealers. Cincinnati has a deaf and dumb bar ber, but with the aid of a phonograph he manages to pull through. For S)Le3 Money Order. The John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., mall postpaid 15 trees, consisting of Apricots, Apples, Crabs, Cherries, Plums, Peaches and Pears, Just the thing for a city or country garden, Including the great Blsmark Apple, all hardy Wisconsin stock, are sent you free upon receipt of $1.65. AMD fOa ISO AND THIS NOTICE. you get sufficient seed of Celery, Car rot, Cabbage, Onion, Lettuce, Radish and Flower Seeds to furnish bushels of choice flowers and lots of vegetables for a big family, together with our great plant and seed catalog. (W. N. U.) With the possible exception ol boarding house hash, it is said that a goat will eat anything. HotherOraT'i Sweet Powders for Cblldrea, Successfully nsed by Mother Gray, nurse In the Children's Home in New York, cure Constipation, Feverishness, Bad Stomach, Teething Disorders, move and regulate the Bowels and Destroy Worms. Over 30,000 testimonials. At all druggists, 25c. Sample FREE. Address A.S.01msted,LRoy,N.r. Fish make excellent "brain food and those that get away make monumental liars. The World's Fair. In making your arrangements foi the World '8 Fair at St. Louis thli summer, if you consider convenience and saving of time, you will take th V Wabash Railroad as It runs by and stops at Us Station at the entrance ol the Fair Grounds; thus saving sev eral miles run and return, and the In evitable jam at be big Union Statloa By all means consider the advantage! of the Wabash. Lands of Russian Peasants. Statistics compiled by th Zemtvos of krty-nlne provinces of European Russia showed that 831,000 peasant families, representing a population of perhaps T.000,000, bad only nine acres of land to the family, and that J.21V 444 peasant households, representing a population of about 18,000,000, had only twenty-one- acres each, although hundreds of thousands of such house holds consisted of from eight to twta-ty-lr saembars.