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Mt and watered the sun go down.
And watched tne world go dark
Then 'round about me, up and down,
Small lights flashed out to mark,
Uke stars, wee spots amidst the gloam.
Each that to some one dear had grown
Not one but marked a place called "home"
sat and watched the lights flash out.
But was all alone.
Mt and watched the moon come up.
And heard the nlghtbird call
A$d 'round me moonflowera ope'd their eup
To catch the night dew's fall
A6d one by one the lights went dead.
The night bird's crooning tone
Was bushed, the whole world seemed abed
lfan, bird and beast, each had their mate
But I was all alone!
And midnight darkness held the worl4
Like a huge thing enthralled
Day's ev'ry banner had Been furled
Nor wind, nor nlbhtbird called
Across the heavy lying dark,
Nor e'en the billows moan
•lie world's a grisly thing and stark
At midnight's heavy voiceless hour
When one is all alone.
•-J. M. Lewis, In Houston Post.
by Daily Story Pub. Ut.)
\RYANT thought it quite funny
when he put at the top of
letterheads a stipulation in regard
to the size of performers' dressing
room and hotel trunks and the condi
tions: "Trunks at hotels twice a
week. No dogs or guns carried. No
deadwood permitted." In spite of
Bryant's rule and resolution he did
have to carry some deadwood, and it
came about through tne necessity of
engaging an equestrienne.
Bryant had no standing in the circus
business and was despised by artists
and. managers alike. Stolid and mer
cenary, he"had a cuticle like a rhinoc
eros and when the comments of others
reached his ears he laughed at the un
complimentary criticisms, when a man
of finer feelings would have blushed
for very shame.
One spring Bryant found himself at
a very late day minus that all impor
tant feature, a lady rider, as already
stated. Several had applied, been
turned down and put off, or, better
said, bluffed in the standard Bryant
way. Now that the man was in a
pinch he did not advertise or confide
his imperative necessity to his agents,
but doggedly declared obtusely:
'"The show will go out, rider or no
One afternoon he had a caller. It
was Flora Ervine, a rider of repute and
physical charms, and to the manager's
astonishment her mission was to se
cure an engagement.
"I thought you was engaged?" said
Bryant, as soon as the visitor made
known her errand.
"I canceled," was the reply
"Because I am married."
"Oh, ho!" exclaimed Bryant, mis
trusting the reason of the cancella
tion. "Is your husband in the busi
The equestrienne bft~fief lip before
•he answered, hesitated while Bryant
looked upon her with something be
tween a glare and a grin:
"My husband is not in the busi
"I thought as much," blurted Bryant,
coarsely, and then he quickly recov
ered himself and remarked apologet
ically: "Excuse me."
An awkward pause followed, the vis
itor quietly breaking the ice anew:
"I learned that you were without a
rider and thought I would call—"
The manager cut her off with the
"I don't carry any deadwood with
my trick, I don't."
"Deadwood!" repeated the eques
"Y-e-s," drawled the manager.
"Dead-wood, deadwood!" With that
he pushed a letterhead into his caller's
hands, with his finger indicating the
"Then I might as well be going,"
observed the equestrienne. By the
time that she had gained her feet he
had interposed a request for her to
"Wait a leetle."
Bryant was not fool enough to throw
away a last chance, and he hastened to
lay, with an effort to conciliate:
"P'raps we might make a dicker an'
Include the—the—er your husband
that is, if you make the figurfe right.
(Poxy Bryant never lost sight of the
dollar.) 'Twould be aard to spoil your
honeymoon, wouldn't it? Ha, "ha!"
(the visitor smiled -not). Bryant
leered and chuckled. "I'm a widower,
ybu know, but I never dreamt that
ou had an idea of matrimony."
The visitor looked grave and offend
ed, whereat the manager ceased his
distasteful banter and proceeded to
business, a deal was made, and it is
scarcely necessary to state that Bryant
took considerable advantage of the
situation. As the equestrienne was de
parting with her contract the manager
"I hope that while your husband is
with the show he will pick up some
thing of the trade and not be excess
baggage all the season."
When Milton Folsom came on with
his wife for rehearsals be got the cold
shoulder both from the manager and
the performers. Even the animal
keepers, grooms, canvasmeii and
razorbacks pointed him out as Flora^
fcrvine's deadwood. The performers
were especially severe in their com
ments. Said the first singing clown,
the oracle of the dressing-room:
"Why, the chappie don't know
enough to even keep up her horses."
__ "Or groom them," added a grotesque
who always confirmed the oracle's
Milton Folsom had joined the show
with a determination to fit himself ia
somewhere. Possessing no money In
his own right and without a calling,
he found himself in the position of a
non-producer. Cupid, the. rascal, had
trapped the young man and lured the
lover into an unenviable situation.
When the husband blamed himself,
the wife asserted:
"Don't reproach yourself, dearest
never mind what others say. or look.
All will come out right in the end."
After Bryant had engaged his lady
rider he still had one matter in hand
that troubled him—as much as a man
of his temperament could be worried.
During the winter he had purchased A
den of hyenas with the intention of
having them broken for a feature "of
the street parade. When Bryant
bought the brutes he was confident
that his boss animal man, the lion
king, would train the animals and ap
pear in public in the sensational group.
For once the manager counted without
"Not on your life!" exclaimed the
lion king, on hearing the proposition.
"What, me break them grave rob
bers? Not on my tintype!"
Neither persuasion nor bullying
would alter the determination of the
employe, nor could the wily manager
cajole any of the minor keepers into
becoming the "Brave Master of the
Grave Robbing Hyenas." Bryant even
tempted canvasmen, grooms and razor
backs in vain. Just as he was on the
point of advertising for a trainer a
bright thought entered his dullish
brain. After the birth of the inspira
tion he cultivated Milton Folsom with
a purpose. The manager did not
broach the uppermost subject abrupt
ly. Shrewdly he bided his time, and
when he believed that he had suffi
ciently Ingratiated himself, he ex
plained incidentally his dilemma in the
lack of a trainer and an exhibition in
the procession of the den of hyenas.
"What I wfint," said Bryant, "is a
man of nerve." He looked significant
ly at the young man as he emphasized
"a man of nerve."
Milton Folsom repeated the words
and added, calmly: "I have some
The manager fairly sprang forward
as he wheedled:
"If you could only do it, I would
make it an object."
"But she must not know it while I
am breaking them in," said the young
The bargain was made in whispers,
as if the walls indeed had ears.
When the boss animal man learned
of the project he was bold enough to
expostulate with the manager, declaring
in his honest indignation:
"Mr. Bryant, you will be the death
of that young chap!"
"If I am," was the brutal return,
with a leer and wink, "I am a widower
and he will leave a pretty widow!"
The lion king controlled himself
and curbed a rising and reflecting ex
Milton Folsom's determination was
a reckless and dangerous one, but he
proved himself to be the "Brave Mas
ter of the Grave Robbing Hyenas,"
and it was not until he actually ap
peared in the procession that his dis
tressed and greatly shocked Wife was
aware of his thrilling exploit.
The boss animal man shook his
head day after day as the pagean
formed and the hyena den moved into
place, with Milton Folsom surrounded
by the treacherous, snarling, genuine
ly fierce brutes.
"Only a question of time! Only a
question of time!" the lion king fairly
groaned as he expressed his prophetic
On one occasion the manager over
heard the wail and mendaciously
"She will look~prettier than ever in
The employe's first impulse was to
throttle the manager. He looked dan
gerous and bis eyes flashed lire. As he
entered his den of lions he restrained
his hands, but his lips were free:
"You prefer to kill by proxy, Mr.
The manager cowered as if his in
most thoughts had been read. With a
suppressed oath he turned on his heel
and from that hour avoided the lion
king as much as possible. The calam
ity foretold by the boys animal man
came at last. The season was well
nigh spent and Milton Folsom had
escaped all harm and not received
even so much as a scratch, when on
the fatal day the greatest crowds of
the season packed the streets and lined
up so close to the moving pageant
parade that they fairly endangered
themselves as the multitude in the
rear pressed impatiently and struggled
to catch a glimpse of the music her
alded exhibit The local authorities
were inefficient, and the cage and band
wagon drivers threaded their teams
through the mass as best they could,
calling at times to the excited throngs
to "Clear the way." Just as the hyena
den was passing a public square the
hyenas, as if by command of a signal,
sprang upon Milton Folsom and rend
ed him to pieces, to the horror of the
beholders. Strong men fainted and
women dropped to the earth as sudden
ly as if stricken with death. The lion
king and several of his assistants
reached the hyena den too late to ren
der any assistance—only In time to
remove the blood dripping form from
the den of four-legged demons. Bry
ant turned up in time to send the halt
ed procession on its way, while Flora
Ervine, the equestrienne, rode away In
her place almost at the head of the
line, ignorant of the tragic disaster.
At the manager's arrival the lion king
was supporting Folsom's limp form
"Horrible accident!" said Brya-t,
avoiding the gaze of the brave fellow.
"Terrible murder I" replied the UOP
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The sizes of the rooms are shown on
A veranda is under one corner of the
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On the left of the hall, on entering,
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The two large chambers on the second
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All chambers have large closets.
Size of studding, 2x4 16-inch centers
size of joist, 2x10 16-inch centers size
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SELECTING A RAZOR.
jf» Blade Ia Good That Doei Not Give
Oat Clear Sound Like
More than two-thirds of all the men
In the civilized world shave themselves
or are shaved by barbers, therefore the
razor is an implement always in good
demand. Few know how to choose one.
Dr. Edouard Di Prato, who has used
many hundreds, went into a cutlery
store near City Hall park, in New York,
to make a purchase of 25. "Plewe let
me see your stock," he said. Several
dozen large cases were placed before
him. He took each razor for examina
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he cast aside more than half as unde
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flat upon his thumb nail and drew it
slowly from end to ^id, pressing just
firmly enough to show the hardness or
softness of the temper. At first it
seemed that he was about to sever his
thumb. Satisfied with the temper, he
proceeded to flip the edge with the tips
of his fingers, making a tuning fork of
the metal. If it had the right ring he
accepted It "1# took me 25 years to
learn this," he said.—N. Y. Post.
Study of Ordinary Clay.
An investigation extending over many
years has Bhown H. J. Cambie that all
ordinary clay loses its cohesive proper
ties on being dried until nearly all its
moisture is expelled. On being
drenched with much water such clay be
comes almost liquid mud but clay that
has not been
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AN ATTRACTIVE NINE-ROOM RESIDENCE.
dried does not absorb
more water, and loses only some of its
outside particles in the washing. A
block of the dry clay absorbed 50 per
cent, of its weight of water without
change of form, suddenly collapsing into
a fluid condition when the amount
reached 60 per cent. Landslides and
washouts seem to be largely due to this
overlooked change'in clay and river
bluffs remain unaffected because the clay
has never dried sufficiently to acquire
the property of soaking up an excessive
proportion of water.
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There is no doubt among naturalists
that many insects have certain senses
that human beings have not The sense'
of location shown by the wasp, for ex
ample, is remarkable. The bombex
species builds its nest in a sandbank
that is only a part of several acres of
such soil, and, when it leaves in search
of food, it covers up the nest so care
fully that no ordinary eyes could dis
tinguish its location that is to say, it
Is Just like all the surrounding surface.
And yet the wasp flies back.to It with
out hesitation, and finds it without mak
ing a mistake. There is another wasp
that unerringly locates the eggs of the
mason bee under a thick layer of sun-,
baked clay, and deposits her own eggs
In tfre same, cells .that her young may
have food when they are hatched.
Plastering, two-coat work.
Painting, three-coat work.
Floors, double with felt paper be
Exterior'sheathed with fence flooring.
First floor exterior, 4-inch siding.
Second-story exterior, dimension
Stone wall, 16 Inches thick chimney
above roof, red pressed brick insidt
finished with Georgia pine finished
floors of Georgia pine.
First-story ceiling, 9% feet high sec
ond-story ceiling, 9 feet high basement
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PREDESTINED TO BULLET.
Deadlr Diphtheria Culture Did Rot
Affect Man Doomed to Dif
In the experience of Dr. Adolph Gehr
mann, of the Columbus laboratories,
there has been at least one man undef
his observation who, born to die by a bul
let, has been immune to the germ of diph
theria under most aggravated circum
Dr. Gehrmann was speaking of the in
frequency of laboratory infection of any
kind, and, failing to recall one instance
of such infection where it had occurred
in laboratory work, he recalled a case
where, in class in the College of Physi
cians and Surgeons, an act that ordinari
ly would be classed as suicidal was made
simply a*tory for laughter, that the sub
ject of it might become the victim of an
Arizona bullet several years later.
Before a class in the school on that
particular morning a specimen of diph
theria was passed down the line in a cup
with a small brush in it, in order that
the students might put a touch of the
matter upon the slides for microscopic
examination of the germs. This particu
lar student, who seemed to have been
marked for an Arizona graveyard, mis
took the purpose of the cup and brush.
When it wa3 passed to him, thinking it
was a wash in the treatment of the dis
ease, and desiring to feel its effect, he
took the brush, opened his mouth wide,
and swabbed his throat vigorously.
"We got him out in a minute and ap
plied antiseptics until you couldn't rest,"
said Dr. Gehrmann. "The whole per
formance had been so unexpected and
so horrible that the class was stampeded
for a moment As for the student, he was
a big, husky fellow, and he was less con
cerned than most of us. Well, the infec
tious matter didn't feaze him. There
were no consequences following it, and
the boy went the even and uneven tenor
of school life to the point of graduation.
Then he took to the even and uneven
tenor of life in Arizona, and in a mixup
with a native a few months later he was
shot and killed.
"It doesn't prove anything, of course,"
admits the doctor. "It leaves us guess
ing, as we always have been guessing,
over the question and the possibilities of
predestination. But at least this example
that I have spoken of is made the strong
er from the fact that the man escaped
diphtheria and died by a bullet To es
cape a bullet and die by diphtheriawoultf
not have seemed have so significant"—
•«r to Drive Away Ants.
Broken bits of licorice sprinkled
about pantry shelves will, it Is said,
banish red ants. Borax Is also useful,
the crystal and not the powder being
Coal from Ohio Valley.
The output of bituminous coal fron
the Ohio valley last year was 165,000,
000 tons, which was nearly four'fifths
of the entire production of Amerloa.
Needed a Knife.
Prof. George Lincoln. Burr, of Cornell,
who lately toured New England on hi* bi
cycle in order to gather facta about witch
craft, is an authority on the history of su
perstition arid persecution, and is also aa
indefatigable wheelman. Prof. Burr, with
his bicycle, has penetrated many primitive
snd. secluded parts of the United State*
From these journeys, says an eastern ex
change, he return* with little stories that
are now quaint, now strange, now humor
ous. A story of the latter sort concerns a
visit to Tennessee.
"1 arrived one night at mountaineer'*
cabin," said the professor, "and asked for
shelter for the night. The good people were
very hospitable. They gave me a comfort
able bed and an excellent meal.
"While I was eating the meal my host
watched me narrowly to see that I had every
thing I wanted. He kept ordering hi* wile
to fill my glass, to bring me more bread, and
so forth. Finally, when I began to eat a
piece of apple pie, he exclaimed in an indig
'Jane, why don't you bring the gentle
knife? Don't you see him here tryin'
to eat hi* pie with a fork?'
The modern Sherlock was told to spot the
"Well." said Sherlock, "I have at lea**,
found that his wife is away on a vacation."
"How did, you find that out?" asked the
"He is wearing a safety pm instead of a
suspender button."—Chicago Daily News.
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