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US WEEKLY PANORAMA Trusting in God. REVOLVES STILL 8EEKS THE POLE. I know mt what the future hath Of marvel or surprise Assured alone that life and death Ills mercy underlies. And so beside the silent sea I wait the muffled oar; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore. I know not where His Islands lift 1 Jb l' Thelr fronded palms I I only know I cannot drift Ileyond His love and care. And Thou, O Lord, by whom are seen Thy creatures as they be, Forgive me If too close I lean My human heart on Thee. John Oreenlcaf Whlttler. The haze of the seml-troplcs was everywhere, blending the gorgeous tints of hills and valleys In Its elusive veil. There were tears In the Mexi can's eyes as he sang to bis tinkling guitar, and his notes were laden vith grief. He looked up from beneath his sombrero, his black eyes showing the clear white beneath. "What's the matter?" came In a for eign voice, and he glanced up to see the American miner looking down on him.. There was something unpleas ant in the American's eye that held people aloof and made thorn speak with restraint when he was near. Raphael stopped playing, covered his face with his hands and sobbed aloud. "Buck up, friend," the American cried; then added lu Spanish, "What's wrong, anyhow." Raphael grew calmer, looking toward the humble home where his little brothers and sis ters were at play. "Oh, senor," he cried In confiding dejection, 'tis the beautiful Senorlta Anita. Senor, they have shut her up and I shall never see her any more. I die of love of her." "No, you don't," muttered the Amer ican, turning away to bide a cynical gloam. The dam of Raphael's grief was loosened, and the contents of his soul poured Into listening ears. And this was the tale he told: He loved the Senorlta Anita a bewitching damsel far above him was dying of love for her. Many times they had met on the plaza, aid she had glanced shyly from beneath her mantilla and smiled at him yes, he could swear she smiled. She was beautiful and good as the Holy Mother. He had had no glimpse of her since, except from behind the bars of her window. no could neither eat nor sleep. The American turned away, while his lips curled unpleasantly. Raphael amused him. He was an exceptional Spaniard. He had scraped together a kind of education for himself, and was something of a genius In music. Un der more favorable conditions he might have made a way for himself In the world. The cynicism faded from the Amer ican's eye as he asked where the seno rlta lived and who her family were. Anita lay asleep. The moonlight came through the roses at the window and all was still. Suddenly, (through the darkness camo a single sweet note. The girl sat up to listen. She pushed back her hair and listened again. Her eyes shone, her cheeks flushed and ber little heart teat fast She stole to the window, holding her mantilla close about her chin. Be neath the orange tree stood a man. Her heart fluttered faster, and the hot southern passion shone In her eyes. It was the rich Senor Americano. 'Senorlta." This was going beyond the bounds 8ang to his tinkling guitar. of the serenading lover, but Anita leaned out and waited. "Senorlta," "Senor, I am here," whispered the girl, and then drew back coyly. "Fair one, listen." Then he poured Into her ears a tale of love. 'One," said he, 'loves the senorlta loves thee unto death but he can not marry thee In this country. Will you leave sunny Mexico and go to America with your lover as his wife?" She drew back and shivered a little, bat the dimples played In her cheeks. Anita must love and be loved, and would make a good, true little wife 0- fl I In air; for any man who would only love het enough. "Senor," she leaned far out Into the silver night, pulled a rose and threw it down to him. "Senor, when?" He picked up the flower, kfssed It and pressed It to his heart. He was so coldly, artificially Mexican. It frightened and attracted her. "Now," he answered. "Now, Anita; will you come with me now?" The realization came to her like a shock. Leave hor father and mother? Go with this man? To America. Love and romance were her guiding stars poor little soul. Yes, she would go. Stole to the window. "In two minutes, senor," she whis pered. A victoria sped away from the house. "Senorlta," that was the first word her strange lover had spoken. He now leaned forward In the darknesa "Serorlta, are you afraid?" His gaze was cold and steady. '"No o o, senor. But why are yon so so still? You do not love me?" Her voice shook. "Senorlta, I have loved many beau tiful ladles. I am bah!" he seemed to be talking to himself "tired of It all." 'Tired of love." A cold hand knocked at the door of her heart The carriage was on a lonely, white coun try road now. "Ser.orlta, I cannot I er well, you see, I cannot marry you I " "Holy mother!" the girl cried, cross ing herself and feeling for her rosary. "You cannot marry me? Then why did you bring me here?" "Wait, senorlta; do you love me?" She was dazed by the sudden, prac tical question; then she shuddered and answered: "No, I hate you I hate you, senor. Oh, take me back to my mother take me home." "Have you ever loved any man? Ever truly loved?" he asked without heeding her. In her heart arose the vision of a pair of faithful, gentle eyes that had sought hers on the plaza, and a form that bent over the guitar at twilight Sho burst Into tears. "Oh, yes," she moaned. "Raphael, dear Raphael!" The carriage stopped. The lover climbed out, then leaning on the win dow lodge, he whispered: "If you are wise, keep still." And she obeyed. The horse stirred, the coachman dozed, and the time grew long. Then the night quiet was broken by the twangy voice of the American, mingled with the soft tones of her native tongue. The carriage door opened and there before her stood Raphael. "No," said the American," If you want to go home I'll take you back. If you want to go with your lover, go." For answer she threw herself Into Raphael's arms, and caste and propri ety were forgotten in the bliss of a first kiss of love gratified. "Here's a purse for you and your girl, Raphael. Hope you'll like mar rled life." He told the driver to drive to tbs station with the . pair, and stood watching them disappear down tha! white road. Then he took out a cigar, ' bit off the end. and laughed as he said aloud: "I always thought Miles Stand lsh was a fool. Half my mine pone, too. The fool and his money are soon parted.' Well. It's the only fun III ever get out of It" 1 Then he went down the road toward the city alone. San Franclsro Call I ' 'i 'ii r, 4 y ma Rusted Wheat. We have received from H. H Grover, Ransom county, North Dako ta, a sample of rusted wheat. A note accompanying the sample says: "This Is a sample of wheat we thought two weeks ago was all right Perhaps It Is a fair sample of Fife wheat in Ran som county, N. D." He further says that this wheat has been damaged at least 60 per cent while macaroni wheat is free from rust. The moral to this should be to dip the seed wheat every year In a solu tion of formalin or give It a treat ment of blue stone. The rust comes Into the wheat by means of the seed and the minute plant that bears the smut Is growing In the wheat plant Suddenly a field becomes black with smut, and the farmer Imagines that It has blown Into the field in the air. The truth was that It was In the field all the time and was growing In the wheat stalk, but was unseen. All at once millions of the plants began to bear the minute seeds that go to make up the smut on the grain, and then, for the first time, the farmer realized that smut was In his grain. The seeds of the vheat have been deprived of their nourishment by the smut plant and that Is why the yield is cut short Black patches are seen all over the stalk of the wheat and these Indicate the number of the plants that are tak ing the substance from the wheat plant. The sap Is diverted to feed this parasitic multitude. Our corre spondent says that two weeks ago the wheat was thought to be all right. That is just the trouble with the progress of the smut. It is insidious In its nature. The only way to ffght it is to consider all seed affected and treat It accordingly. Farmers' Re view. The World's Wheat Crop. That the world's wheat crop this year Is to be a full average now seems certain. The high prices paid for wheat in the markets of the United States are not caused by a shortage in the world- supply, and as long as we export wheat, or have a surplus to export, the crop of the world Is what will finally determine the price at which we must sell both the exporta ble surplus and the main body used for home consumption. The crop Is about the same as that of 1902 and 1903 for all practical purposes. One foreign estimate Is that the crop this year will be 3,0(54,000,000 bushels. The crop of last year was estimated at from 3,087,000,000 bushels to 3,160,000, 000, a margin so wide as to throw much doubt on the correctness of the higher figure. Taking the world as a whole the yield tends to uniformity; for when there Is a great loss In one country there Is generally a great gain In some other country to make it good. The crop of 1902 was estimated at from 3,029,600,000 to 3,155,200,000 bushels. Even a difference of a hun dred million bushels cuts little figure In the wheat crop of the world, being only between three and four per cent It will be seen that we cannot hope for a world price very much in ex cess of the world price of recent years. The prices for wheat In ex porting nations tend to gravitate to ward the world price, less cost of transportation. Live Stock Industry In Mexico. In the past Mexico has shown little interest In agriculture except In a small way and in the production of food for home consumption. Official Mexico has been Interested In the business of government rather than in the economic development of the country. Up to almost the present time It has been practically Impossi ble to find out what Mexico was do ing In the way of producing farm stock; for the reason that the gov ernment had no statistics of any par ticular value. But now Mexico has a department of agriculture and that department Is stirring itself to find out what the real conditions of Mex ican agriculture are. It has begun to collect statistics of Us live stock population and has Just compiled a complete list Though this Is a little behind In date it Is not very much further behind than some of the sta tistics collected In our own country. The figures are for the fiscal year 1902, and for live stock are as fol lows: Horned cattle 5,142.475 Goats 4,206,011 Sheep 3,424,430 Horses 859.247 Hogs 616,139 Mule 334.435 Donkey 287.991 Edam Cheese. Edam cheese Is made In Holland and takes Its name from the town of Edam. Its manufacture may have started at that place and so given It the name, but for the most part It Is made In dairies and not In factories. There are few of the latter In Hol land. The cows are milked In the fields, and the milk hauled to the houses. The cheese Is made In large wooden tubs, and Is placed In cup sbaped molds with other cup-shaped molds on top. This gives the cheese the shape of a cannon ball. In the process of curing, salt Is rubbed on It from day to day as the cheese Is turned. Edam la the great market where ltrge quantities of this cheese Is sold. It Is plied on the pavement In ine form of ramlds, where the purchasers make etr bargains with the sellers. "TIM" WOODRUFF WAS SHREWD Clever Scheme Which Explains His Success as Presiding Officer. "Tim" Woodruff showed his Con necticut shrewdness when be was elected lieutenant governor of New York. He had to preside over the senate, of course, but he did not know three members of that body by sight, and the prediction was that he'd be at sea, because he couldn't recognize the senators when they addressed him. Timothy disappointed these prophets. He secured photographs of each sena tor and thoroughly memorized each face. As soon as the seat3 were drawn he had a diagram of the room prepared and the face of the occupant of each chair pasted thereon. Under neath was the senator's name In large letters. Woodruff never made a mis take and this will explain the mystery of his success to many persons who marveled at his precision as a presid ing officer. PHIPPS DIVORCE CASE ENDED All Parties Declare Themselves Sat isfied With Settlement Mrs. Phlpps has expressed herself as pleased with the terms of settle ment made when her millionaire hus band was granted a divorce from her. She declares that she will live in Pittsburg, and that the opportunity to see the children will be taken advan tage of by her. All parties to the long litigation declare that the terms Genevieve Chandler Phlpps. as arranged, are entirely satisfactory. Within a few days Mr. Phlpps and his attorneys will return to Pittsburg. They declare that the last move has been made in the case which has at tracted the attenion of the reading public throughout the entire nation. HOBBY IS LACE COLLECTING. Mr. Potter Palmer Credited With Knowing Much About the Subject. Mrs. Potter Palmer is credited with knowing more about laces than any other woman in the country. Lace collecting Is one of her fads, and whenever she hears of a valuable old piece she tries to buy it If it is not for sale she at least has a look at U and learns if possible where It was made. Wherever a bargain in lace Is to be bad there you will find Mrs. Palmer. She has visited lacemakers in many countries and has passed hours watching them. Her collection of laces has grown to such propor tions that one room In her house Is devoted exclusively to It Trunk is piled on trunk, every one labeled with the name of the particular lace It holds. A book telling where certain kinds of laces may be found Is kept carefully by Iter secretary. DR. LORIMER'S FAMILY NAME. MacNamara the Real Patronymio of the Great Preacher. Some published obituaries of the late Rev. Dr. Lorlmer err in stating that he was a half-brother of John H. Selwyn of theatrical fame. The two men were full brothers. The appar ent Inconsistency Involved in their different names is explained by the fact that they both changed their names when they entered upon the careers in which they subsequently distinguished themselves. The family name was MacNamara, and the late Dr. Lorlmer adopted his Scotch name when he entered the ministry, while his brother chose the theatrical name of Selwyn when he became a theater manager. Their half-brother was Harry Josephs, their mother having married a Josephs for her second hus band. Passing Under a Ladder. Some people otherwise sensible will draw back rather than walk under a ladder. Even strong-minded women hesitate to show their contempt of this superstition when they hear tljat It prevents the single from marrying for that year and to the married It be tokens death. The Dutch hold that It was a sign that yon would be banged, because of the Important part which a ladder used to formerly play In the last act of the law. A Scotch tra dition holds it lucky to wish when go ing under a Udder. m I Peary to Make Another Attempt to Reach Extreme North. Peary will make another dash- for the pole. The first touch of frost sent his thoughts northward and he will follow them next July. Arctic cold faid to chill this explorer's optimism and if his health holds, there are those who believe that Robert E. Peary one day will fly the flag of his country from the apex of the north pole. Peary proved that Greenland Is an Island, and he attained "farthest north" on the western hemisphere. He has done things, and has not been content to rest on the doing of them. Before the explorer gets through with his attacks on the fortress of the north it 13 likely to capitulate, and the pole will be one of the spoils of war. He will attempt to reach the north pole next summer by a route differ ent from that heretofore followed by ships in the arctic regions. From Cape Sabine he purposes to force his new vessel north to Grant land and then to make the sledge journey ac companied by Eskimos. CHOSE A WESTERN FINANCIER. American Bankers' Association Elect ed Edward F. Swinney President. Edward F. Swinney, elected presi dent of the American Bankers' Asso ciation, is president of the First Na tional Bank of Kansas City, Mo., and for a long time has been a leader in the organization. Two years ago he was chairman of the executive coun cil and last year he was first vice president. Mr. Swinney takes high rank as a financier and is In close touch with the Influential leaders In the bankers' association. He is about 65 years of age. Wealthy Men Live Plainly. There Is little doubt that Chauncey Depew has been wined and dined oftener than any other American, but he still boasts a fair digestion, and this Is how he accounts for his free dom from dyspepsia: "They serve sfx oysters, I tane two; soup, I Just touch it; fish, I don't touch It; ente, no; roast, yes; terrapin, yes; salad, yes; sweets, no; coffee, no. Cham pagne, a little to suit the mood." Levi P. Morton is another venerable citizen who keeps in good physical condition by never touching anything but plain food plainly cooked. He eats neither sweets, starch nor fats, and his regular drink Is a glassful of Ellerslle milk. Has Two Female Gorillas. The London Zoological Gardens Is the proud possessor of one male and two female gorillas. There Is only one other female gorilla In Europe. She Is at Breslau. The London speci mens are named Chloe and Venus. The description of Venus, who Is five years old. Is as follows: Height, 2 feet 6 Inches; chest measurement, 36 Inches; hair, dark and patchy; eyes, black and deep set and huge over hanging brows; mnuth, expansive, with formidable teeth; expression, morose. Si fe 'v I WASH BLUE Costs io cents and equals ao cents worth of any other kind of bluing. Won't Freeze, Spill, Break Nor Spot Clothes DIRICTIONS FOR USES around in the Water At all wiie Grocers. To Judge Brains by Hair. Schoolboys with chestnut hair, It la swld, are litsly to be more clever than any others and will generally be found at the head of the class, and In like manner girls with fair hair are likely to be far more studious and bright than girls with dark hair. Every housekeeper should know that If they will buy Defiance Cold Water Starch for laundry use they will saw not only time, because it never sticks to the Iron, but because each package contains 16 oz. one full pound while all other Cold Water Starches are put up In -pound pack ages, and the price Is the same, 10 Cents. Then again because Defiance Starch Is free from all Injurious chem icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a 12-oz. package it is because he haa a stock on hand which he wishes tn dispose of before he puts in Defiance. He Knows that Defiance Starch has printed on every package In large let ters and figures "16 ozs." Demand Defiance and save much time and money and the annoyance of the Iron sticking. Defiance never sticks. Get his face clean, and the average aoy Is as good looking as the average girl. For Your Perfect Comfort At St Louis Exposition, which Is verj severe upon the feet, remember to take along a box or two of ALLEN'S FOOT EASE, a powder for Hot, Tired, Aching-, Swollen, Sweating Feet 30,000 testi monials of cures. Sold by all Druggists, 85c DON'T ACCEPT A SUBSTITUTE, Swimming the Channel. Three more swimmers have failed In their attempt to cross the English channel. This narrow stretch of wa ter has been fatal to the ambition of a number of those seeking aquatic lau rels. Captain Webb, who was unques tionably the greatest long-distance swimmer that has ever been before the public, was, we believe, the only man who successfully fought his way across the English channel. Before him many had tried and failed, and since his great swim dozens have at tempted to equal his performance, but have been unable to do so. An Alum Mountain. One of the recently discovered nat ural curiosities of China Is an "alum mountain," 1,900 feet in height, and about ten miles In circumference at the base. The Chinese quarry the alum, or masses containing alum, la large blocks, which are heated In ovens made for the purpose, and after wards dissolved in boiling water. The alum then crystallizes in layers. X-Rays Find Pearls. M. Dubois, of Paris, shows that It Is possible by means of the Roentgen rays to examine the living oyster with out in any way Injuring it and to as certain whether or not it contains a pearl. If It contains only a tiny pearl the oyster Is returned and Is allowed to live until the disease has developed a large pearl. CHANGE FOOD Some Very Fine Results Follow. The wrong kind of food will put the body In such a' diseased condition that no medicines will cure It There Is no way but to change food. A man In Mo. says: "For 2 years I was troubled so with my nerves that sometimes I was pros trated and could hardly ever get In a fun month at my work. "My stomach, back and head would throb so I could get no rest at night except by fits and starts, and always had distressing pains. "I was quite certain the trouble came from my stomach but two phy sicians could not help me and all the tonics failed and so finally I turned to food. "When I had studied up on food and learned what might be expected from leaving off meat and the regu lcr food I had been living on, I felt that a change to Grape-Nuts would be Juft what was required so I went to eetlng It ' "From the start I got stronger and tetter until I was well again and from that time I haven't used a bit of medicine for I haven't needed any. T am so much better la every way, sleer soundly nowadays and am free frcm tbe bad dreams. Indeed this food has made such a great change In me that my wife and daughter have taken It up and we are never without Orape-Nuts on our table now adays. It Is a wonderful sustalner and we frequently have nothing else at all but a saucer of Grape-Nuts and cream for breakiast or supper." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Good food and good rest These are the tonics that succeed where all tbe bottled tonics and drugs falL Ten days trial of Cripe-NuU will show one the road to health, strength and rigor. "There's a reason." Look In each pkg. for the famoua little book, The Road to WeUvUle."