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larian I.,ov.veess was referred to
among her acquaintances as the liv.
ing statue, and, with good reason.
Beautiful, accomplished,. with the fig
ure of a Venus, of perfect health and
strength, she had arrived well into
her twenties without feeling a tremor
of the heart. And it was not that
efforts in plenty had not been made
to arouse the warmth in her gentle I
breast, for sh:e had many lovers who
had used ail their art to inspire the
divine passion in her heart.
"I must hale bee'n bora deficient.
she said frankly to one of these in
rejecting his suit. "For I certainly do
not have any warmer feeling for you,
nor any other man than hearty friend
ship. I admire you, I respect you, I
have not a criticism to make of you.
But I have no such emotion as you
express, nor such as my girl friends
tell me of, and of which I read in
books. I am tacking somehow. I am
sorry, both on your account and on
my own. I can not conceive of such
a thing as giving up my independence
and individuality and merging my
life into that of a man., I shall al
ways respect and like you and will
be a sister to you."
"Sister!" exclaimcd the man, and
he went to the Klondike and never
saw her again.
And that was the story she was
compelled to tell her most ardent
"I like the men first rate." she said.
"Indeed their robust way of looking at
things and doing things is quite a re
lief at times from the petty :ittle
ways the women have, and they are
very handy in dancing and rowing
and driving and running automobiles,
and that sort of thing, but to go away
and live with and become a part of
I simply cannot understand it.
This was the state of affairs when
Gerald Mann appeared on the scene
and was attracted by the beauty and
the personality of Miss Loveless.
When he went slap up against sex
lessness, so to speak, he was dumb.
founded, then interested. He was a
thorough man of the world, widely
traveled and of much experience with
women. That a woman in perfect
health, with red lips and swelling
curves and flashing eyes should be
perfectly passionless was incredible,
preposterous. Hence he was stimu
lated to try his powers and in the
trying he lost his heart.
. For the first time in his life Gerald
Mann was in love. It was the' real
thing, too, and a hard attack of it.
He struggled violently and ridiculed
himself mercilessly over his pre
slumber cigar; but to no avail. He
3Id had niany affairs and indulged in
some engagements, lut this was dif
ferent. This woman he must have
to complete his life. There was no
question about that.
In the meantime her adamant atti
tude was not even scratched. Mann
rather interested her with his well
stored mind and his knowledge of
men and places and things, but that
Ki' Ridiculed himself mercilessly over his
Swas all. He never quickened her
1 pulses-unless when he put an added
<: dasih of redlessneas into the speed of
Si ls automobile.
Finally, after struggling in the
sn 3eshes until he was sore and tired.
he surrendered and poured out his
:.i declaration of love to the object of
r his desires,
"Oh, dear, how dreadful!" she said,
calmly. "Just when things were run
n ning along so nicely, too', and we were
Shaving such jolly times. And now I
lmust lose *ou."
. "Never!-he eiexaimed, --,asiae
"Yes. I will." she replied in a dis
couraged tone of voice. "I don't
klnow where you will go or what you
will do, but you will go away from l
me. And you knew it all the time,
too--you knew I had no capacity for u
love. Why did you do it?" n
He breathed some fervent words
about it being "written by fate," and
ordained from the beginning of time, F
and that sort of thing, and finally re
ceived the inevitable promise of sis
B1ut Mann was older and more ea
perienced than the others had been
anld the attack having been deferred i
She was all a-tremble. f
so long may have been more severe.
Any way, he refused to go away, ot 1
to accept her as a sister. He simply I
staid on and announced that he would
wait for the arousing of her woman's
nature which, he averred must come
some day. t
Things were not wholly comfort- I
able or normal, however, and so far
as Mann was concerned, certainly not I
joyous, when he met at his club one
day an old friend, an Italian gentle
man with whom he had become very
well acquainted one summer when he t
was abroad. The Italian was a musi
cian-a violinist of exceptional abil- t
ity and high reputation. He had
come to tour America with his won- I
derful violin. After greetings had
been duly exchanged, the two sat I
down and had a long chat, renewing
the old acquaintance most happily.
Mann could not keep back the great
change in his life and the disappoint- ,
ment with which he had met. Signor 1
Valleti was all sympathy, but reso
lutely skeptical regarding the lady's
incapacity to experience the gentle
joys of love.
"Et eez eempossible." he said. "Et
eez reedeeculous. All ladeez have ze
divine passion. Et eez a part of zeir
"Well. I'd like to find the way to
arouse it," growled Mann moodily.
"Have you tried ee zeemagination?"
asked Valleti. "Zat is zee key to un
lock ze most guarded heart."
"I've tried everything," replied
Mann. "I've bombarded her with the
most potent love stories, I've read her
the most passionate poems, have
taker. her to see the strongest plays,
piloted her through the art galleries
where hang the most stirring pic
tures-but to no avail."
"But zee music-zee vera language
of lof-have you tried zat?" asked the
"Oh, yes, after a fashion." replied
Mann. "but the girl is absolutely de
void of musical qualities. She does
not sing a note, and does not even
thump on the piano. She is utterly in
different to music."
"No, no, signor," exclaimed the
Italian. "Zat is eempossible. No vom
an ees indifferent to music."
There was a long pause , during
which Signor Valleti smoked ierce
ly. Then he said:,
"My friend I-I vill arouse zee vom
an nature in zee lady."
He went on to outline his plan and
r the hopeles lover grasped it as a
d drowning man at a straw.
f So it happened that Miss Marian
was invited by Mr. Mann to hear "a
e violinist-said to be a remarkable
, player." A manager friend of Mann's
Is had asked him to hear this violinist,
>f it was explained, and give his opinion
before a contract was signed. Mann
1, implored Miss Loveless to go with
a- him and aid him with her counsel.
e Protesting her ineffoiency, -ahe yield.
I ec'to his pleading. It was explained
that the new violinist had met with
disflgured him and he declined to
play befcre any one unless guarded by
a screen. So it had been arranged to
hear him in the conservatory of the
manager's home, where the player
could remain out of sight.
The conservatory was most artfully
arranged. The lights were soft and
low and the rays of the moon shining
through the glass transformed the
place into a veritable garden.
They seated themselves on a rustic
seat surrounded by flowers and plants,
the air sweet with the scent of.roses
Presently out of the very stillness
and so softly as to he almost a part
of it, came the subdued strains of
music. They were sweet. and restful
and seductive. Gradually the music
rose in volume and power and took
a lighter vein. It spoke of green
meadows and sparkling water and
leafy shade. Then with a sudden
change it leaped into the realm of
passion and told the whole story of
love. The unseen artist filled the air
with love. longing, despair. pleading.
delirious joy. Then with a flash the
strains turned to a wooing song irre
sistably ardent. tender and compel
Mann arousing himself from the
trance the music had thrown him in,
glanced at Marian. lHer eyes were
dowt:cast. tears were on her flushed
cheeks, she was all a.tremble. He
slipped his arm about her. She did
"Marian, sweetheart," he whispered.
"V'es, Gerald-dear." she replied,
letting her head sink on his shoulder.
Gerald afterward told her that the
unseen artist had secured the engage.
Which was true.
HIGH LEVELS REACHED BY MAN.
Heights That Necessitate Artificial
Inhalation of Oxygen.
The highest point at which moun
tain climbers have stayed for any I
length of time is 20.992 feet on the
Himalayas, where an exploring party
painfully stayed for six weeks in I1i02.
Higher still at 21.91"1 feet is the ex- I
treme pIoint of Mrs. Bullock Work
man's ascents, the greatest - height '
reached by- a woman. Mr. Bullock
Workman kept on to a point 23.:93
feet high. which is the greatest height
reached by any mounltain clinmter,.
The altitudes reached by M\r. and
Mrs. Bullock Workni;an were above
those at which M. Berson. the aero- 'l
naut, began his artificial inhalation of
oxygen. At 26.24ui feet the aeronatfts
in general begin the continued inspira
tion of oxygen, and neglect of this
precaution was responsible for the
death of Croce. Spinelli,, and Sirel at
28.208 feet. their companion. Tissan.
dier, just escaping by a miracle.
Mount Everest. the highest point of ,
the globe, is only some 700 feet higher,
28.995 feet. and 3.000 feet above that
begin' the cirrus clouds that are
composed of spicules of ice. At 35.424
feet is the highest point ever reached
by man. This is the height attained
by M. Beron in his balloon on July 31,
Would Find Him Again.
"Pardon me, madam," says the at
tendant in the depot, "you seem to be
The woman adldressed turns her
melancholy eyes upon the attendlant,
"Is there any way in which I might
be of assistance?"
"I don't know. I've lost my hus
"Permit me to offer my condolences.
Into each life some sorrow--"
"Save your condolence for him when
I get hold of him. We were sitting
here waiting for the train to go home,
and a comic opera troupe went
through the station and one of them
was a big, fat blonde, and my hus
band got up and said he was going
to get a drink of water, and that was
an hour and a half ago, and
Save your sympathy, young man, save
it for Jabez Smith of Mooresville,
Pennsylvania, who will be in sore
need of comforting words within ten
minutes after he begins to.make ex.
cuses to me."
Frost Makes Fat Turkeys.
"Cold weather makes fat turkeys."
said the poulterer, "because in a warm
fall the ground keeps soft, the vege
tation lingers on and the fields are full
of worms and bugs. What's the re
sult? The turkeys from sunrise till
dark tramp the tempting fields on long
forages, eating the worms and bugs,
which thin them, and walking all their
soft and fine flesh into tough, stringy
"A. cold fall, with early frosts and
-snows, freezes. the ground and kills
the bugs. Then the turkeys are not
tempted to wander. They loaf in the
farm yard, gorge an abundance of
grain and put on flesh like a middle
Saged woman at a seashore hotel. But
L in a warm fall, hunting the irresistible
bug, the turkeys do their fifteen or
twenty miles regularly every day and
become athletes. For athletic turkeys
there is no public demand."
. He had not changed. This season,
as of yore, it was the same. Between
d each act, with some glib lie upon his
a tongue, he slipped out blandly, to re
turn odorous of cloves. She drew clos
" er to him.
a "George," she breathed passionate
e ly, "promise me one thing."
s "What is it?" the man asked.
t, "Promise-oh, promise me-to stop
n drinking for my sake."
In His response rang out clear and
1I. ."I will," he said. "Hereafter ,when I
1- d ink it will be for my own sake pop1
Lh And, as the curtain fell, he scram
ot lr-eop sdeiadtdstae taag at
o lep~ and disappeared again.
WHERE HOME IS
From " Down Country Lanes," by Byron Williams
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( uf tialtatag a taai baa taitag aglaita
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'ba tIlt lit at ta-ta iat-tatataiattt(aI atiati
.\iaa.t It-a-at taUta tail Itaitatat- at~a-attatigaaI.
Juct rr t In the nld Iatrh-work cushions,
A\.d ,gaz. at tl' pictulil ' larg'd.
Th'r,''s father and nmother and William,
And pir littl, I1;"n who is dead -
And I--a fat littl, slnhaer.
With hlir plast reld clos- to my head;
Andi sitr mil Susan and unitile -
All hung in th-ir black oval framines.
St.-. pldd t' m i]talk in tihe plalstr,
Anld untder the lictur's t1,' mines!
Y ,s. Imin atry f hbopin and striving,
If ilaait all day in thei tilln
I I.l g to g, hack to tilh' .oulntr'y
And think it all aver again:
'1Tu _o t a ,wv -rip on tht throttle,
t;-t :it 1in fiotr tli, mlItiall itos land,
T" g.,in i.ispil:ti in and o('ourt'age
rThat coins fron the tiinrm. horny hand!
So at ;Iighitf:Ill it's off to the sleeper.
That waits in tii heart of thi inoise.
I'iTo spl to the land of my bilrthplace,
\Vhre Ollct I was "ion of the boys."
Evangelist Crossly's Olives.
Robert Crossly, twenty years ago
well known as an evangelist, once I
had occasion to visit l)oston. His r
natural habit of frugality led him to i
a cheap eating house at noon. There
nas a dish of olives on the table, in- T
tended for a gratuitous nibble. Mr. F
Crossly was fond of olives and par- (
took of them freely.
An Irish laborer who had seated
himself at the same table, opposite t
the evangelist, observed with what 1
relish the latter consumed the "little
green plums." Taking ot:e from the t
dish, which Mr. Crossly courteously <
moved toward him, he put his teeth
into the fruit, and a look of surprise
overspread his features at the unex- 4
Looking at the olive critically, he
remarked, as he lay it down: "By
jiggers, but that one was rotten."
Twice, and thrice, he made effort,
with the same result. Sitting back 4
in his chair, he regarded the evan- I
gelist earnestly a moment, and then 4
said: "Do ye eat thim because ye
"Yes, my dear man," replied Mr.
Quick' and decisive came: "Yer a
Sent Because of His Clothes.
In the early days, when the people
sent their wisest men to make the
public laws, a man of peculiar traits,
but of sterling worth, was sent to the
Massachusetts legis!ature from the
town of Douglas. He wore an old
fashioned farmer's frock, which was
sadly out of place in the legislative
hall, where some of the fastidious
statesmen from Boston and other
cities vied with each other in the cor
rectness of their attire.
Soon after the arrival of the Doug
-las man, one of the Boston represen-'
tatives. seeking an opportutity to
have fun at his expense, called out to
him: "Have they no smarter men
than you to send to the legislature
from your district?"
The man from Douglas smiled in
nocently as he replied: "There's a
heap o' smarter men up my way, but
the devil of it is they hain't got no
clothes good enough to wear down
Elijah Kellogg's Good Luck.
The Rev. Elijah Kellogg, the well
known author of books for young peo
ple, lived in Harpswell, Me. A neigh.
bor and fellow-farmer tells this story:
"A few years ago I hauled wood
from a place called Ireland, near
Bath. Now, the road to Bath is very
crooked, with many crossroads shoot.
ing off in all directions, so it's mighty
eaisy to get lost.
"About a week after I'd got my
wood hauled in Mr. Kellogg came to
me and asked me to tell him the way
to Ireland, as he wanted to haul some
lumber from there. I told him the
best way I could.
'"Well, in about three weeks I met
-Mr. Kellogg and asked him how he
made it, 'Oh, first-rate,' says he. 'I
mad, it first-rate. I didn't get lost
but twice going over and once comrn
Rather Apt Comparison.
The usual crowd gathered on the
lake front the other day to watch the
men engaged in sinking piles and pre
paring for the fill that is to be made. t
One after another the tall shafts of
wood were swung into position and
after some careful manipulation low
ered into the ground point downward.
Among the interested group were
several Irishmen, who had watched
the proceedings for probably a half
hour. They had indulged in various
side remarks on the manner in which
the work was progressing and seem
ed skeptical as to the skill of the
men performing the undertaking.
Just then the foreman of the gang
came close to the Irishman and stood
directing the movements of the labor
ers. He immediately was the Butt of
some good-natured jests, to which for
some time he gave reply for reply.
"Why, that ain't no work at all,"
called one Irishman. "I've done more
hard work in one hour than you have
ever done in your life."
"I guess that's right, but in this I
use head work," replied the foreman,
"Humph, that's nothing," grunted
the Irishman; "so does a woodpeck.
Something to Be Glad For.
A popular comedian of heroic stat
ure, one who has contributed much to
the amusement of New York, has a
wife who at one time was of doll-like
proportions. Of late the lady has in
creased so much in weight that she
has left the stage to her more slend
er sisters in the b'lsiness,'though she
still hankers after the atmosphere of
the footlights. Many an evening finds
her in the comedian's dressing room,
and not infrequently she is given to
'fault finding over some fancied short
coming of her spause.
On a recent evening she ensconced
herself in her husband's dressing
room while he was on the stage.
When he put in an appearance she
made known her cause of grievance
in no measured terms. The conver
sation proved of interest to the occu
pants of adjoining rooms. In answer
to some accusation, he answered:
"Well, what of it? What were you
when I married you?"
Every ear was alert for what was
S"Well, what was I when you mar
ried me?" screamed the lady.
"Only ninety pounds and look at
you now," and his big laugh filled the
F New Ideas on Odd Fellows.
Among a lot of applicants for nat
I uralization who appeared before Judge
Chamberlain in the superior court at
! Nashua, Mass., a while ago was a
o good-looking son of Nova Scotia. He
! had been in this country ten~or fifteen
a years, and appeared to be an unusual
e ly good subject for naturalization un
til the judge inquired if he belonged
t to any anarchistic or nihilistic orders.
e "Yes, your honor," was the aston*
1 ishing reply.
t "What aie .tkey?" asked the iudge
"The Odd Fellers."
He got his papers
Irrigation Means Millions.
Redeinpltion by irri-ati : is the
cry of 1II,IIi,i 0 1",i acrt "s of arid Ane!-i.
ca, whose lowest worth is , tilnated
at $1tu.0 ,)00. and, .,avl will offer
living room to over "_21, 11,,(, '1 addi.
tional inhabitants. In the nv,'rnment
project at Yuma ('al. i will cost
$3. t0f.00t 0 to bri hiri ' lii project to
theo self-supporting pi , n'. ii o ifully dst
velop the sysiton unti it ,,hiii l reclaim
the 1.201 (,I010 a1e' s ipr,) q ii , ,',II l ('COs
$22.00u.ut ii. There \\i' l .i an exten
sive canal s stenm o\er hp t.entire r1e
Slaiin ld count r1· . nleal' " ll 't l are
miles. These canal- will furni h
vwater'ways for tratlit' andi leasure'
boats. The waterfaill ~i" f:urni- h all
necessarly water' I)p( r. ftIr i lil . fac
tories and elee ric li htinh . all as a
by-product w ithout t iminihing; the
value of the water to 'h,' crops. At
thle lowest pl;ossibhle Iric,. ;hi land will
bring $120.,.otu . thei. electrical en
orgy $11i ,uuhi .Wo ,. the naliatior $11.
ii ul.0i. making a total of $:12.s h o.io0
of value for an iln , st ent of $22,.
To Help the Nurse.
After years of patient endurance,
the hospital nurse is to be relieved of
that irksome, armn-racking task of
shaKing down the mercurial columns
in clinical thermometers, a mechan.
ical device having just been perfected
for this purpose. Heretofore the
nurse has had to hold the thermome.
ter In her hand and sling her whole
To Manipulate the Thermometer.
arm, repeating the operation many
times to effect the fall of the column
below the normal point. The instru
ment that has been devised for the
purpose is extremely simple, but it
permits the result to be obtained wot
much less physical exertion and with
more certainty and greater rapidity.
A handle carries a tubular shank bent
at right angles and provided with
discs adapted to receive and hold the
thermometers, it being possible to
manipulate several at one time. After
the thermometer is securely fastened
in place a whirling movement is giv.
en the handle, which quickly accom.
plishes the much-desired result,
How to Erase Floor Spots.
To avoid the appearance of grease
spots upon hardwood floors subject
the wood to a process of polishing by
applying a mixture composed of eqnal
parts of linseedl oil andi turpentine.
combined with Japan drier. The drier
must not be omitted or the oil will
continue with the wax. After allow
ing this mixture to dry over night all
the pores of the wood may be filled
with one of the prepared fillers. The
polish is more even if this is done.
When the floor is thoroughly dry it is
ready for the paste of wax and turpen
tine, which may be applied with a
flannel cloth, rubbing with the grain
of the wood. After this is thoroughly
dry apply another coating of the paste,
tubbing in as before. After which pol*
ish with weighted brushes and woolen
One Fifty.millionth of an inch.
In reeen;t science nothing Is more
remarkable than the refinement
Swhich has been made in insutrumental
meamurements. Dr. P. E. Shaw re
Icently explained to the Roys! 'ociety
San electrical micrometer which, it is
stated, can be made to measure the
Stwo-millionth of a millimeter, or the
? flfty-milliolth of an inch. This meas
urement, the smallest ever yet made,
Swas in connection with the more
r ments of a telephone diaphragm. The
problem was to find what movement
i of the diaphragm produces a sound
which is only just audible. The meas
m urement was effected by means of a,
electric current connected with the
micrometer and telephone.--Londod
S A New High Explosive.
To supplant dynamite, explosive
gelatine, and other high cxplostrvs
there has recently ben invented atd
t1 tested in Bavaria a new substance
e known as "vigorite" The rsults of
it experiments seem to Indliaro that
a "vigorite" is ten times as active as
e any explosive now known, while it
n does not explode either by friction or •
1- on impact. Also. it is not affected by
i. damp or' frost, ard whoen ignited in
d the open air loes on: explode, but
a, i.errly burns. It is formed from a
n. r.:w nitrous1 compound. which Is con :
tined with saltpeter, anut th" effects
, otthe explosion produced are ccnsid
ered most extraordinary -Harpers