r-ASU DAILY HtKALU. FRIDAY, rtBHUAKY HifOr
Far down the lane
A window pane
Stinea mid the tree through night and ratal
The weeds are dense
Through which a fence
Pprawls out. one aeea not where nor whence.
And there tbe spring-house, indistinct of line.
O'er roofed and tangled with a trumpet vine.
No thing is heard.
No beat or bird.
Only the rain by which are stirred
The draining leaves
And trickling eavea
iOf crib and barn one scarce perceives.
And gardens where old fashioned flow'rs haaaj
The phlox, the candytuft and mignonettsv
Why should I wait?
The hour la late;
has not heard me at the gate.
Upon the roof
The rain was proof
ainat my horse's hurrying; hoof,
J when the old gate with Its weight aad
Va she will think it but the wind and raiav
Along I steal
With cautious beel
A by the lamp lit window kneel.
And there she sits
n And rocks and knits
"ithin the shadowy lifcht that flits
a face and hair, so sweetly sad and gray',
toeaming of him she thinks is far away
Upon my cheeks
Is it tbe streaks
H rain, as now the old porch creaks
Beneath my stride T
And open wide
he door Sings, snd she's at my side.
ar mother! And, back from the war, her boy
her face all stresming wet with Joy.
Madison Cawein In Harper's Bazar.
w A. QUESTION
Wa Or METHOD
.Young Bowen's) Contempt
For Army Bed Tape. o
ung Clancy Boweo brought to
York from his western home a
.quipment of so much energy, com
with the unshakable belief that
mid8 easy ?nou6n to "do things" If
nly "got down on your four legt
prp6e'xercl.sod," that his friends, both
the bcnd 0a expect a great deal of
Hous- BUt they are yet awhile no near
and lopping the objectionable Introduc
Port&to his name than they .were three
The ago. when Bowen had no better
maTr ,uan "lnd a week of his pre
time in the attempt, according to
omise. to collect an old and oot
w -d debt from a vanishing person in
moDeast for the benefit of some one "at
tiorjie." Then and always they called
celn "young." Only this winter he had
I experience which should have been
thirmative. It stunned him, perhaps,
ju-jt he awoke unchanged.
Bowen's brother, a soldier In tbe reg
H.ar army, went to the front in 1S08
be stay at home, however, bore ' a
heavier burden of the distresses of the
Campaign in Cuba than the one who
Saw the battles. When be read In the
newspapers that the army was keenly
siufTering for food while whole shipfuLs
of stores remained untapped at anchor
a few miles off the beach, the young,
man seethed with pent up Irritation
ptnt up until he had finished a scrap of
breakfast at his boarding house, where
there was no one but the landlady, and
' she deaf, and found the ear of an ac
quaintance down town.
"Say, what good are those generals?
i They ain't fit to be pitching hay! Say,
I'd get a rope on to every one of those
; ships, one by one. and haul 'em up on
shore, and I'd dump 'em out and fill up
the brave fellows fighting for their
country -till they was gorged"
"You couldn't do that, or anything,
not if you was a general," said the
other. "Red tape." He repeated the
last words decisively. "Red taper'
"I'd ravel It all out!" cried Clancy
nd hurried off. That was tbe man;
pels is the simple experience:
the e brother came back from the war
a. bit the worse either for the fast-
or the fighting, but the chance of
jr life did not bring him within
b of Clancv's arms for more than
glo"ear. Then, after everything else
' been said, the soldier let fall the
rmation that he had been obliged
CCeave his extra clothing, together
conA most of his worldly goods, at the
less V?ks 'n California when be was or
but tht tne ront and regretfully wlsh-
1s not dd tnem now-
? did you put the things?"
fcney. alive at once, ready to
e of the matter of getting
As soon a
had been pSjold me to pack my stuff In
wonderful w locker, and I did No. G5,
ed by silent "racks. Second Infantry
bankl rrattled off the soldier.
There -weie have to do ,s to wr,te
, . iaa, the Janitor, or what
battleships ir. who kepps care of ue
nearly every ask nim to 8end your
ing minute h. as you have need of
Chopin's ai fix It up for you.?
marches. salii the other besitating-
The sun shr'lln't be lulte right, you
quiet, giving ter ,and f"' tter
Jin to write. He'll say
occasion. to the cbapg out west
Standing ont reg'iar."
poop deck of ancy sniffed; "that will
fin of the ques your captain a good
that could be tend nP l sharp?
ing the Albert? r Iet me"
Vietoria carr ,nterruPtel tlccidedly.
ietorla. carr;ugg ,n the r,ght way
king and. queen; better ,n the enJi hs
then the yacb
royal personages passed. Nothing was
yacht Hohenzoiicia barracks. Clancy
of Germany am' ' brother "punch up"
Imperial vess?? wrote a 'ever.!
. , A. . to the man who. he
ed in the water z&vc taken away those
ly steamed the.tUfln but the souier
England can m, letter be mailed. The
Sluggishly atplit tip over this ques-
the fast black b said he was ashamed
of them, while3"1'1' should have so
great battleship ,,n' . ,
. , , ,a use to do anything
gestic. Rodey in brother ,n L,g 8tos
eign warships alsj iast week lie waa
the scene of tragid inked, blue inked.
Under this 6 tat
toric yacht arrt .
with its royal bur
of unparalleled cL
green Inked bundle of paper, all pasted
together and strung out with a pinned
copy of his letter to his captain, came
to the soldier. He brought the thing
to Clancy at the first opportunity.
"Snakes!" said the young man. "Is
that quite all? Conversational, ain't
It? Well, let's see. 'Respectfully for
warded to the adjutant, Benicia bar
racks, with request that a search be In
stituted for the purpose of finding the
clothing said to have been packed
away' That's from your captain, and
they call It the first indorsement- "
Clancy turned and twisted the wad of
papers about until he found what he
was looking for, then read:
'Second indorsement. The box lock
er referred to was shipped, with all its
contents, to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
on Iec. 8. 1809 and he says he knows
you might possibly get it if you ap
plied to the quartermaster at Fort
Leavenworth. That's good news.
Course they haven't made It take any
more journeys since. Now your cap
tain takes a hand. He's respectful, but
he puts his paw right down. I see that,
request that the contents be forward
ed as soon as practicable.
"Fourth indorsement. Respectfully
referred to the quartermaster.' That's
at Leavenworth. Now we're getting
warm. 'Fifth indorsement. Respect
fully returned the adjutant. Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas,' he says. Well,
he's found your stuff and wants 'au
thority to ship.' That's what we're
after. 'Sixth Indorsement. Respect
fully forwarded to the assistant ad
jutant general something or other de
partment of Missouri, requesting au
thority to forward. Well, he Just very
respectfully returns to the quartermas
ter up there, who returns back to him,
and then he returns It to somebody
i else, who tells 'the commanding officer
! at Leavenworth that he can send you
I your old pants If he wants to, William,
but he must be sure and send the pa
pers back." Clancy sighed seriously.
j ' 'Tenth indorsement. Fort Leaven
worth. Kansas. Respectfully referred.'
Oh, respectfully referred, to the quar-
' termaster for his information and
guidance. Want to save the wear and
tear on the quartermaster's brains. Be
: cheaper to buy you new duds, I should
! say. Here's a few more. 'Eleventh
Indorsement.' " Clancy paused, his
brows knitting. "Oh, this is good stuff,"
he cried out. "It tells the story, all
' of It. Listen:
j " 'Respectfully returned to the ad
jutant. Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
with the report that under authority
Indorsed hereon and In conformity
with' there's a -lot of dates and re
quests that be has to conform to, but
' he made out to pack your things In a
box, and, William, they're a-coming.
There's more indorsements, though:
'Respectfully returned to Private Wil
liam Bowen. Inviting attention.' I
guess so! Have you got tbe goods,
"No," said William. "I been reading
"And then the adjutant returns re
spectfully to you, but you don't get It.
and then the captain returns respect
fully to you. and you do get It. thir
teenth aud fourteenth indorsements,
good, and the box Is on the way."
Clancy, though abashed, became sar
castic: "Io you circulate a round robin be
fore they'll let you put on them pants?"
And a few weeks later he had entire
ly recovered from the shock. Young
Clancy Bowen was himself again.
"You'd orter let me write out about
: your things," he said. New York Com
Fires In Natal.
In Natal fire still continues to be one
of winter's perils. After months of
drought plantations become so rfiuch
tinder, and should by chance any field
take fire and a "hot wind" be blowing
the devastation wrought Is widespread
if not ruinous.
One "Black Monday" nearly 30 years
ago will long be memorable for the de
struction wreaked through two coun
ties by the ruthless fire fiend. "Fire
breaks" of trees or bare spaces combin
ed with vigilance in suppression have
greatly lessened the risks of conflagra
tion. but tbe dangers of grass fires will
long be a menace to the tree planter
and pastoralist in the upper districts.
Natal has been described as a "vast
meadow." Its hills are clothed from
foot to brow with crisp and waving
grass. The latter often overtops a
man's bead. From the earliest record
ed times It has been the fashion, and a
wasteful, barbarous fashion it seems.
to burn these luxuriant pastures.
A good whitewash Is made by put
ting a piece of lime weighing about five
pounds iu a granite pan or bucket
Pour on it a gallon of water, allow it to
boil and slack until the steaming Is
over; then take from this two quarts
of tbe liquid lim put it in a wooden
or granite bucket and add sufficient
water to make it rather thin. Add a
small amount of pure Indigo sufficient
to give It the proper color; add a tea
pjtoonful of salt and half a teaspoonful
of lampblack: stir well. If you wish
It colored, add one of the colorings
which can Im purchased at any drug
gist's, stating that It Is to be used with
Cariosities of the Alphabet.
To those who have never considered
the subject it inislit appear that each
letter is of equal ImjKirtance In the for
mation of words, but the relative pro
portions required In the English lan
guage are these: a. R5; b. 1C; c. 30; d.
44; e. 120: f. 'jr.; g. 17: h. M; I. 8; J. 4;
k. 8; I. 40: in. SO; n. SO: o, SO; p. 17; q. 5;
r. C2: st. 80; t. W; u. 34; v. 12; w. 20; x.
4; j-. 20; z. 2.
It Is this knowleJe of how frequent
ly one letter is used compared with oth
ers that enables cryptogram readers f
tanravel many mysteries.
OW Tf Ml.
"I've walked too far," she said wearily.
"I'm tired." She sat down on a log at
the edge of the wood and looked off at the
lake. She was not in her first youth
Janet-Long. Her eyes showed experi
ences and sorrow, yet in society she
passed for a brilliant woman. Her crit
ics accounted her somewhat too exclu
sive, but her critics were few in com
parison with the number of her friends.
This day, with the chilly autumnal wind
announcing that the summer waa at its
close, she had walked into the woods
with Elwin Walker, one of the men who
had made up her brother's house party.
"I've been careless. Miss Long," he
eonfessed. "I ought to have remember
ed that such a jaunt would wear you out.
You look chilled too."
"I am," she said. "I'm cold and and
"You look as if you were, though for
you to say that you are lonely is not per
haps much of a compliment to me."
"I didn't mean it for a compliment ot
a criticism. It's the truth."
He looked at her with a sudden flame
corning into his eyes.
"I you are lonely," he cried, "it's you?
own fault! If you would let me"
The human son! is always lonely, I
suppose," she replied. "But I'm stupid.
Please forgive tne. I said I was tired,
but I was mistaken. I'm really cold.
Come down to the beach and build a fire
He couldn't follow her mood, but that
was nothing strange. She had baffled
and perplexed him for a long time. She
ran down the embankment like a girl and
began tugging great pieces of driftwood
and broken branches of trees to one spot.
He helped her, saying nothing, but notic
ing the grace of her tall, slender figure,
the beauty of her tossing hair beneath
her slouched gray hat, the insouciant
gayety of her laughter, and her inood
made her more charming to him than she
had ever been before. They heaped the
tlriftwoiwl high and sat down before it t
pother, and n the flames leapi-d up. sur
prising the dun sand and the gray water
and sky, she fell to talking.
"Old ships, old whurfs, old trees," she
said musingly, looking into the heart of
"Old loves, old memories, old pains," he
said imieincly too.
'"I can imagine the time when the ships
sailed the lake triumphantly end when
the wharfs were standi and of much
service to men and the trees felt the sua
I and the wind in their branches," mur-
mured Janet Long.
"I can remember when the love was
full of hope, when there were more antic
ipations than memories and when there
was n pain." said Klwtn Walker.
A. silence fell between them. The lake
tnaile n melanc holy murmur on the shore.
The flames leaped and crackled. The
wind stirred through the dead coarse
grasses in the sand.
I "We'll be hark in town presently." said
j Janet, niih a brisk reoHning of conver
j suiion. "I shall have new gowns, and
you'll make visits to your tailor. 111 see
people and hear music and go daneing
end will repeat ptx-try at teas and com-
n.it o.iier sins."
i "Anil I shall never see you except for
I a moment when you are talking airy
I n.iti-inss. You'll have on all maimers of
j furbelows and I hey won't become you
j h.i'.f so much ns that roughing outfit you
t have eu now. You'll pretend you rre in-
I (cilceinal and you know you aren't par
ticularly. ou II affect a heartless gayety
and you know you are neither heartless
nor tray. I'm saying i;oodly to you today.
s a matter of fact."
"You're raying goodhy to my summer
self. My winter self is far more improv
ing." '"The flames are getting low. We might
as well be going home."
"You are in a hurry?"
"Yes, for if we stay here any longer I'll
tell sonic things which I svouid rather not
"You have forbidden me o do so."
"But now I give you permission."
"You give me permission? You mean
tlint I may tell yon that my whole life is
being imliiucred by your refusal to let
un lei! you how I love you? You realize
that when I leave here tomorrow I leave
all that makes life attractive or even
endurable? My whole life has become
centered in you. There is something
haiiuting aud subtle about your person
ality which has tioutid me as with an
enchant incut. You are the core of the
world to in. It i: mysterious. I con
fess. Why out of millions of human be-
iugs should you lie the only one who can
give me any joy? Why must I rend -a
hook with your eyes and listen to an
o-ra with your ears and care only for a
beautiful morning because I think the
radiauee of it shines on you? I can't tell.
But it is so."
She got up and heaped more pieces of
the driftwood on the flume. Then she
sat do.vn by it again, folding her amis
aliout her knees.
"I am not young." she said, "nor beau
tiful nor gay nor of the best courage. I
am inclined to ask questions of life. If I
were married. I might Ik- inclined to osk
questions of love. I should be forever
saying: 'Is this the best that life can of
fer? Is this the ultimatum or love?' "
"I don't cure how much yon question."
he answered, throwing himself forward
in the sand so that lie eoul.l look into her
eyes, "if yon will stay near me. If I can
see you in my home, you may question
s much as you please."
She looked down at him for a moment,
and then her whole fare changed, break
ing into an expression of rndiant joy.
"I believe I ought to be able to get as
much out of life as any one else." she
said. "The truth is I love yon. I love
you. do you hear? But I was afraid to
test my capacity for joy."
He put an arm alxiut her with a tense
"Io not be nfraid." he said. By the
Iijrlit of the thiniing tlriflwiMnl they a
Joyful love each iu the eyes of the oth
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Little Nell I dess she's thotiiriit of
soiuelTn to seold papa aliout when he
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W hen the Indians endeavored to say
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