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v : - . ' Si f i - 2 i v . I i ssiashshed . C, THURSDAY, JULY 9 1908; NEW SERIES VOL. XXVII. NO. X s. SPUROEON, President, P, c. COLLINS, Cashier, CHAS. A. SCOTT, Vice President, J. CHESHIRE IVEBB, 2nd Vico President A ;H v - , 1 ivC Co i . ' i ; . OF m m . riAafras an account With cvorv mnn vrim iu . To new enterprises wo will be ladVo extend au We claim to be the Fnancial Bureau of Information fer o? ,on 80 ,!L60n,!?lscn with conaonmtlvo banfclnfi. ; FOUR PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON Tlffie SePOS.tI CUnty 0nd information. , fcrOS,TS- DEPOSITS FROM GW0 UP TAKEN THE UNCLOSED DOOR. As the went through the House of Life she closed t c ' All doors behind her all save only one, And this she could not, even though she strove One door that was her anguish and her -shame-- ' One door that opened to the wind and sun From that still room v;here once she dwelt with Love. And lo, she died, and in the House of Death Even those doors she closed with her own hand . Held her a prisoner. Long day by day Before the hundred doors cf Faith and Joy V fcsho strove with prayer, with pleading, with command, lo iorce but one and win where Heaven lay. And then came One with pity in His eyes And said: "Was there no door thou didst not close! And she: But one, that was my shame and sin; Surely I may not win to Heaven thus'" Then !i"en hiJf fhf weP He smiled, and rose, And through that doogiinfastened led her in! - Theodosia Garrison, in MunseyV Magazine. fc ' ' , J' V V tJ u tr u u tr tj tr THE WONDER OF THE WORLD V U V V V U V V XJ XJ tx rt n rr tr u tr u tr wr i m n n n n n tt fi rr n h w w wvtwwv-.w u Wu W u u u u u u u " P1 A tT tT U By DONALD KENNICOTT OwO tr u u tr tr tr u tr tr u tr tr tr tr rr rrrTrr" uutruuutruu v v tr rr u u pv v u v v Thorold the Indomitable had sworn by the splendor of God with his own eyes to see the Wonders of the World the mermaids that in a cer tain sea rise laughing about the gun vales; the slim, small fishes with scales of electrum and eyes of true beryl that leap up through the spray of an island beyond Britain; the river of purple wine that foams down the hills to the south of the Pillars of Hercules. All of these .Tnarold would see; and the forty strong men who rowed with him would each fetch home a wife, a buxom lass from the Far-Lands. They had thus far pursued an empty quest had pulled over the North Sea swiftly, without even the sight of a whale or berg; had harried the Frankish coast and found no spoil at all, but only many and skillful bowmen; had fared on be yond the Pillars of Hercules, with never a glimpse of white-limbed mer maid or echo of siren singing, but only the shadow of black rocks in aark water and the shriek of a tem pest that had swept the - rowers' fences three parts empty; had land ed on many an island in the Mid Land Sea in search of the tall and ed-lipped weir-women, but had onnd only poisoned provender and deadly disease and a reef that had W heir ship in sunder. Now the tne that was left of them was hud '1 about the blue-green flames of a if wood fire in a fisherman's hut me Sardinian coast, surrounded a horde of cowardly islanders h sought to starve them like trapped fold. Sierurtl your ia an empty sheep- IrV, JurseV he asked slow .turning to the old sailor whose them on T"" WnderS had led an 7' . ere was no bitterness of heavv J? i 3 V0ice' but only th ness Pf a war-worn man Jurgen & fether sPt. "Tell me, froSur alSe Word'" h Pursued thr ul f hP mermaids BwimmlnB ale. E 6 foam alone the gun- v. lue uclle aoipnins OI TOln vn Cj M JL you lied to us, Jur- 1 T T &vc uroKe in: And ask him u'itl scales Pass tphn- u iiea "u a 4.1. . ""u listened tn 7 stTonS men who h for an . ?'rd and left a g00d eath ? ie?ipty vyaS2 and a sharp "r v ? K nim that!" gen hoom' , e V01ce of old Jur ojidly from out his -iu. Vnn 1 . .. , lltvve vexea tJfie ai! Patience and thev de- his eyes shifi !, Spke maiifully, b- t leave th0 1 and kIs hand did not "There S?pord"ht- fllU length ,1 1 rm where he 'ay at avered hi shadow: and no one ?gSle of t -e' ,broken only by the es.0rl lle Alls, w nr. oof 6u3 with kittle Nils had witless, ever that Ccther t0ne o : V U?S battIe- when the Mkeri v. "iiiearic he ra,; "1S sull sliuger had "din and Thor," Car. 1,1. , ? fac o ?n 5diot eer at the Weyne vnl Y be the Sods." wlCa nis daggsr-scab- bard. The blue-green flames turned his bloodless face to a ghastly hue, and when he spoke, his voice rang hollow and far. "Ingeborn, Inge born," he mused. . "She was well enough. I used to laugh at her be cause in winter she went swaddled up like an old wife, but for all that she was well enough her lips were warm and her hair was soft and she had a leal heart, too. It is like that she weeps for me for me that left her to steal a fairer bride from out the Far-Lands." His voice drifted off Into silence, but Tryggve's followed It almost like an echo. "And Ragnild," he mur mured huskily. "You remember Rag nild? She was a buxom lass now. glng sxeps, for they4 were spent men: loose white garment a' saffron-civl ah tnus save witless Ni, whn capered from one to another waving his sword and babbling loudly his CUliaisn Jareon "Odin nnrl TVinr Odin, Thor and Freya. They are-the gods." Too loudly. For before they had won half the distance to the beach, the islanders were on them like a wolf-pack. Sweyne lost his footing in, the rocks, and smothered by the press that swarmed upon him, never so much as cleared his sword. Old Jurgen and Sigurd stood back to back like a pair of dog-bayed bears and cleared a little space about them; but like the bears 'also went down at last when weariness had weakened them. Tryggye Indeed gained the darkness and the shore, but the blood oozed everywhere from his armor joints, and , he. sank down helpless to wait his death on the wet sands. Only Thorold the Indomitable and Little Nils, whom the gods had cloaked, won clear together, and feeling theiiM way along the sands in the darkness, Mumbled upon a 'beached fisher craft and hastily put forth. - A ragged sail " saved them the la bor of rowing, and letting the wind have its will, 'Thorold knelt wide eyed at .the rudder, while. Little-Nils,, after devouring a stale fish he had nosed out from among the tangled nets, curled up in the bow and slept. Dawn unveiled an opalescent splen dor. Sardinia a mere dim blur be hind, and, across a mile of foam flecked water before them, a tiny Islet vestured in deep verdure. Thor old 'held an unswerving course; .de tail of tree and rock and shore-line was growing clear to him. when sud-" denly, uttering an eager shout, he dropped the tiller ,and leaned for ward with clenched hands and 'stor ing eyes. Something more white than any foam gleamed in the blue, water near the shore, once again across the str4p of beach, and tnen 4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Ya7 VV An Apostrophe. C7 DANItT. WEBSTER. ?JP Jittle chIIdren were brought into the presence of iu-Dun;OL uoa, mis disciples proposed to send them away; but He said. "Suffer little child jVfe. Unto. Me; He did not send them first for lessons in morals to the school of the Pharisees, or to the unbelieving :Sadducees, nor to read the precepts and lessons phylacteried on the garments of the Jewish priesthood; He said nothing of different creeds nor clashing doctrines; but He opened at once to the youthful mind the everlasting fountain of living waters, the only source of eternal truths: "Suffer little children to come unto Me." And that injunction is of perpetual obliga tion. It addresses itself to-day with the same earnestness and the same authority which attended its first utterarce to the Christian world. It extends to the ends of the earth, it will reach to the end of time, always and everywhere sounding in the ears of men, with an emphasis which no repetition can weaken, and with an authority which nothing can supersede: Suffer little children to come unto Me." 4 4 - 4 4 4 4 4 4 '4 " 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 . 4 . 4 4 4 4 '4 4 .4 '4 . 4 4 4 4 4 Summer twilights I used to lie with my. head in her lap and watch the seagulls coming in. Only a fool would have left her to seek a mate from out the shadow of the sea." All spoke save Thorold Thorold, whose eyes were the eyes of a woman, whose heart was the heart of a king, whose '""limbs were the limbs of a young god. v He had been standing apart, peering out a , crack in.4 the door." Now he turned to the fire. "It is black, dark how;," he an nounced shortly. "We will start." No one answered him for a mo ment. Then Sweyne looked up at him with dull eyes. "There be no gods," he remarked drearily. Tryggve echoed close, t "We are weary of war. It would be . sweet now, to rest one's head on a wo man's breast." "I told lies," Jurgen muttered hoarsely, with, averted face. "With my proper eyes I saw no weir-wives or mermaids, hut many other sailors had told me of them and one must hold his own about, the camp-fire. They lied' also, belike." "Start," growled Sigurd gloomily, "and where? There are a thousand jackal islanders ringed - about us, Thorold. "J T " hlS the Hr(..fin1n.. 'j f-tVioiV'flioe ". 'TtiMMT?--''"n.t..nJ quiiiy. "yc be six Northmen. "Even: so what is there for us to do?" ' : ; ' ' .' disappeared in the purple shadows beyond. Roused : iby Thorold's cry. Little Nils rose to his knees and gazed at the gauTit, exalted face of his com panion. ""Odin and Thor,". he mut tered sleepily. "Odin and Thor. They be gods." :K The boat grounded and Thorold sprang forthwith out into the waist deep water, dragged the hapless Little Nils after him, and floundered to the shore. His searching eyes quickly caught . sight of tiny foot prints in the wet sands, and he fol lowed their osmrse across the bach to a path through the close-set pop lars, that in turn led him to an open glade, an olive yard, and a white walled dwelling. He paused a mo ment in the shadow, while pleasant sounds and odors came to ,whet the famine of his senses harp scent of hearth-smoke, fragrance of trodden grapes, perfume of new-reaped grain; melody of - swallows and splash of drawn water; a woman's laughter. Loosening his sword, he swung bold ly up to the portico. Little" Nils trot ting at his heels and whimpering like a famished hound. None met him, his feet made no. sound on the thick-strewn rushes, and he passed without pausing,, even to. the open door of the atrium. There in the bar of sunlight that came through the roof-hole, sat ; a woman drying her, unbound hair neither mermaid, nor Thorold brought down his-.mailed i siren, nor weir-wife, but a woman fist upon his brazen shield. - "What do," he stormed. "What -do?" "Cut through them; steal boats; fare on." Turning, he swung open the door and strode out. And they followed him, but with bent heads and drag- such as Thorold had never seen, red Iipped and " great-eyed, straight limbed, deep-bosomed, splendid. Bending forward, she tied the purple sandal-thongs firmly about .her ankles; rising, she drew over her ored mantle of silken cloth and gird- lea it closely about her. She turned then to a mirror of polished silver, and with swift, dexterous fingers bound up the rebellious masses of her dark and glossy hair, and con fined it within a hoop of turquoise studded gold. - Peering under Thdrold's arm, Little Nils cried out in childish de light at her beauty, and she turned swiftly, with paling cheek. Yet she neither cried out nor fled, but stared calm-eyed at the tawny Northman in the doorway. And when, striding forward, he pointed toward the sea and -beckoned her to him, she gave only , a little scornful laugh, by way tot reply, and with a look1 of bitter ness and hatred darkening her face, pointed, in, her turn, through an arched casement behind her. Three men were coming down a -path, the -list a shaggy, savage bulk, wearing a leather war-cap, the others, re tainers .evidently, bearing burdens of provender and fuel. Thorold looked once at the men without and twice at the-wom-an be fore him. Then, leaping forward, he jarked off his shoulder belt, bound her both hand and foot, and clasping her close to him, strode out again. Even, then she made not outcry, but fought him fiercely, sinking her strong white teeth into the flesh of his arm and breast. He gained the open-, with, her,' but there the-three islanders met him midway and ran forward with a savage shout. He laid the woman down, but could never have cleared his long sword had not Little Nils, screaming shrilly, Jnter posed ..his .-helpless ...body, and futile blade. They thrust him through quickly and trampled him underfoot, the blood bubbling on his lips, "Odin and Thor," he babbled as he sank down, "Odin and Thor. They be the gods' The two retainers fell .facile prey to the long two-handed sword which the Northman now flashed hither and thither like darting lightning, but their leader, running in close would have ended the struggle with his short Roman blade had not Thorold dropped his weapon and grappled. Yet even so it was a losing fight, for the Northman, unarmed now, could at best but hold back the weapon of his 'adversary. With, close-locked limbs they pitched hither and thither about the turf, neither gaining. Yet steadily Thorold felt his famished and war-worn limbs grow weary, and never for an instant' did the vigor of' his adversary abate. He felt him self yielding at last, and saw. a flame Of triumph kindle and flare up in the eyes of his enemy. And, too, another thing Thorold saw then the woman sitting up un steadily, watching them with parted lips and heaving breast. Suddenly she bent over her bound wrists and tore at the fetters with her teeth. They had been tied hastily, and in a moment her freed hands were loosen ing the strap about her feet. Then, turning to one of the huddled corpses beyond, she snatched up a dagger and ran swiftly back with it to the death-gripped combatants. For a moment she paused over them, watch ful, hesitant, feline, the flame of her eyes matching the hard glitter of the poised blade. Even in ' the .bitter anguish of that despairing -moment, Thorold smiled to think that after fifty manful fights, his death should be borne to him in the hands of a woman. With a mighty effort he struggled to free an arm to. shield his heart, but in that same moment the woman lunged downward with a sharp, exultant cry, and he felt the warm blood flowing over his breast. For an instant she leaned over him, her lips parted in a gleeful laugh of triumph and then setting hard in a cruel smile, as she struck again, yet more savagely. With measureless amazement, Thorold felt the grip of his enemy re lax and the body grow limp within his arms. Yet only when, struggling dizzily to his feet, he saw the light In the woman's eyes, did he compre hend, and comprehending! know for his : the ultimate wonder of the world. San Francisco Argonaut. ; Steel frelghf cars are being exten lively used in South America. The base of most of the chewing gum used is a by-product of petro leum, scented, and flavored accordlBg to the vafrious tastes. Leprosy is not, in the ordinary ense, fa contagious disease. . Physi cians, nurses and missionaries min ister to lepers for years without suf fering from the exposure. j Bad sight is given as the reason for J men going wrong,. Defective vision has been proved to be the cause of lack of self-control, alcoholism and drug taking. . Subject to the actibn of liquid air, lead becomes elastic and can be made to rebound or serve as a spiral spring during the continuance of this low temperature. -f-'W In a recent campaign of tha French in Madagascar 14,000 men were sent r to the" front. v of whoin twenty-nine were killed in action and over 7000 perished from preventable diseases. ; In the Boer War the Eng lish losses were ten times greater from disease than from bullets. V SARTORIAL SIGNS. WeW, If yow reaUy think they i aureiy nave misunderstood mt- same,, and you Just bet it wcaTt u you a trifle to Ibe good. hntmee there's the manly tons ioj see upon the corner stop. h. wwr utt uyt pride. Another.., Irvnr nerltwexr to- sock a oat seod ihrousl you m A iraitatlen Mflese hoy. Tftere' he r sarrasents more Ta- erapluusiBe ! p!clvitude Ui-BB-m. he's an old cbap beinc The shapeless hat. the sagging coat. iUB oasST trousers ail don't TL.r01 inrrequently uenote Toeir wearer is sl millionaire. ,T contra, ether rnaps appear in rairpent frexh with each- span. And then , me tailor rnanu ;c -v .',V l.-adianapolis :NeaW' A specially constructed derelict destroyer has recently been launched from a Virginia shipyard . . The" Tea sel is nominally a revenue cutter, fcut its work will be the destruction of derelicts and other accidental 'ob structions to navigation. For this purpose the vessel has been designed with great coal-carrying: capacity and the ability to keep the open, seat in all weather. A possible vision of the firTuTe;. when tall towers near great cities may indicate the location of wireless telegraph stations, is suggested by at project.. now. on foot to connect New York and Philadelphia in that man ner. Plans have been filed! for a tower 200 feet high, and thirty feet broad at the base, to be erected on Chestnut Hill, , Philadelphia, as a sending and receiving-station for the aerial messages. A similar tower to be built in the environs of New York. The plan is to distribute mes sages from the stations by telephone. Sir Norman Lockyer has recently announced, the discovery of the strongest spark lines of sulphur in the spectrum of the bright star Ri gel. These lines have not previously been traced in . the spectrum of any celestial body. Certain sulphur lines which behave in an abnormal manner in spark and vacuum tube spectra are not . found in the spectrum of Rigel, but they do occur in stars of the type of Bellatrix and Epsilon Orionis, which represent higher stages of temperature than do stars of the type of Rigel. 'A Wonderful Railroad. Two famous cities of Italy, Genoa and Milan, are to be connected by a marvelous electric railroad eighty-fiT miles in length, which is to cost $4T.- 000,000. The excessive cost is owine to the nature of the country through which the line will pass. It will re quire nineteen tunnels,. one of which will be twelve miles long. There will be 372 ' bridges, and the" road ,wlll be six years in the course of construc tion. The cost of the line construc tion alone will be $500,000 per mile. The line will be double tracked and there will be no grade crossings. Trains will consist of three ears, each accommodating fifty passengers--- It is proposed to run twenty trams a day, and it is estimated that the daily traflic will be 6000 passengers-.--The Boy's World. , ; v Building: Note in 1923. : ' ;::In order, to complete . the 4I0th story of the Skyndicate building the contractors will have to raise i the sky three, or . four f eet.Harner'B. Weekly. ' -'--V ' John Burns is said, to have the best working library ot any member of the English House of Parliament The MediterraneaBu , a: . The. evaporation from the surface of the; Mediterranean is much great- l-er than in the Atlantia Ocean owing: to the. heat comings from the African deserts and " the" shelter which the high mountains afford from the north wfmts. It is in consequence f this fact that its waters are Salter than s those of the Atlantic. It. is a mistake to suppose that ' the Mediter ranean is tideless. In the Adriatic, as well as between that sea and" the coast of. Africa, the tide rism from five to seven feet. OhTfcra3--rrtie HeUo ofd durb. Wht d'yon know? Reginald Nothing by Jve. Not a thing, 'iton mr wjjrfLT" ATmty-Tomniy. I pvt tines' plarttv here yesterday, and bov there Ik ostitj one. How is Hat? . Tommy Igobecv it was so dock, aunty,. 1 didn't sse Jfiaa onel- PamdL Cleverton (who tarr hired a. taoA meter cab. to) propose in Sojpw "SeatT" darling Mi Calumet Gire me mam U think;. "Heavens! nut not in hereS Consider tfte expense! " Life. "Verena, is that young man out In the kitchen yon first beau?" "For ttm land's sake, no, mum! . I'm his first sweetheart, though; that's why I find 1m interesting mum." Chicago TxV bune. . . . " - , ) An XTntbTtmiate MfsxmdeTStaiid&xs----I hadt to leave my last situation Uw cause the-missus said they were singr; to lead the sinful life, and thejt wutdd)- not want any servants, ahout tlw place." -Punch, "Here's a fellow," said the Answers to Correspondence editor, "who wantat, to know what musical instrument par duces foot notes." ell him a shos horn," replied the sporting, editor Philadelphia RecbxdL ' Farmer Greene Bid Josh Meddersf son lecrn much at college? Fauraoer Jones Wa-al, 1 don't like ter say. AH I know is that he'd no sooner back home than he was selected as a juror on a murder trial. Judge. "In Egypt the priesthood was held responsible for the rise of the Nile, "Yes, answered Senator SorgnnnK. "We have changed ail that. Now User leaders of the people merely take cred it for prosperity on general princi ples." Washington Star. v Jtoakley Yes, Samson. Dont yon know samson?-. That's the little Skj terrier my wife has" Coakley What tha tiny little, purp? Isn't that rather silly T Joailey Oh, 1 don't kaowc you see, he'd be nothing without Ms hair. Philadelphia Press. "I've just been to see the GaTfteks said ; Mrs. Lapsling, laying aside ber wraps, v "They're ail well except Garlick. He's sot an awful bad kneaw As near sa I can make out from whack the doctor says the poor man is threat ened with diagnosis of the cago Trihune. "Oh,'' sobbed Mrs. Casey, told me husband, Pat, that he cd lavr his pants pressed be lettin th steams roller ran over thim, an Pat tro&a th scheme. "Well, phy do ye eryr asked her friend, Mrs. Gaxrity. tSbJ0 wailed the wife, "Pat forgot V take pants c3 first! Judge. - Becar . Invade Flower Shew A hrge swarm ot angry bees cently vcaied the annual flower show: at Allahabad and caused . somehin& like, at pasfc - . 3dicny 5ogpJe seriously stsctj and eves ffte aocrses atfetehsl to tbw carriages : wailing: outside -' ware wor ried hy th Saaarta -Allahabad, s neer - . ..- u: - S" It I 1 t I ( 1 j ! 5 ! V t - s ' i -.