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Yorrr Ups, dear girl, were roses.
Your hair was ripened wheat.
The brook forgot his song to hear
The music of your feet.
Your hands were swift white butterflies,
Your eyes were wells of blue,
Oh, what a riot in my heart
Was wrought by June and you!
And now for years beneath the grass
Your heedless hands have lain,
And recollection wakes in me
A hurt that scarce Is pain.
Asleep with Nature, breast to breast,
How peacefully you lie!
Above your heart the care-free flowers,
And over them—the sky.
—Boston Transcript
Naomi's Legacy.
USH, children! There's your
father coming!"
Mr. Johsou fell, metaphorical
ly speaking, like a wet blanket on the
bosom of his family. They all trem
bled as he came in. Charley dropped
the ''Robinson Crusoe" that he was
reading, and deftly substituted an
arithmetic in its place. Juliet sewed
harder than ever at her patchwork,
Mrs. Johson made haste to fling an
other log upon the fire, and the old
grandmother In the corner drew her
knit woolen shawl closer around her
shoulders with a little shudder.
"Dear me!" said Mr. Jobson; "dear
It's just as I said. There's an
other cold wave coming from
northwest, and coal Is two shillings a
ton higher. Goodneg knows what's to
become of us all."
Presently he looked around inquir
"Kh? How? What's that I smell?
Chickens? Actually chickens roasting!
Where's the cold pork that was left
from yesterday's dinner?"
"I thought," said Mrs, Jobson apolo
getieally, "that as we had so many
young chickens coming on-"
"Every one of those chickens." said
speaking slowly and
Mr. Jobson,
counting off the syllables on his fin
gers, "will be as good as a crown
piece when the holidays come on. Poul
try Is going up—up—up, as steadily as
a rocket, and here you are roasting It
for an everyday dinner. I never saw
such an extravagant manager as you
are, Jane. Hereafter I shall count the
fowls, and if one Is taken away, I
shall take means to know the reason
why. And those In this house who are
too dainty to eat cold pork may live on
bread and cheese.
Mrs. Jobson murmured something
about "trying to do what seemed right
always," and a gloomy silence fell over
the whole group.
"There's the wing of the old kltch
en," said he. *T've put Naomi Brush
out of It this morning.
Mrs. Jobson looked up In surprise.
"Put Naomi Brush out?" she repeat-1
ed; "and what Is the poor soul going
"That's her lookout," said Mr. Job
son; "she has preyed long enough on
me and mine. I've got an offer of a
crown a month from Tom Diggs for
the old room. And I may as well say,
now, that I don't at all approve of the
way you women hare been going on
about old Naomi. I never could teach
to do?"
you the necessity for being economical.
How am I ever to pay Jones the two
hundred pounds that I owe him, if this
Is the way we are to go on? How-"
But here the old grandmother spoke
out In a mild tone.
"Not by being economical at the ex
pense of other people, Calvin," said she
"God has said, 'Give, and It shall be
given unto you.' He has not said,
'Scrape and pinch, and grind the faces
of the poor, and you wll get rich.'
Naoml Brush Is solitary and friendless,
and when you turned her from the sole
shelter she has. you did a cruel and un
generous thing.
And, taking up her knitting, the good
old woman went quietly out of the
Mrs. Jobson looked apprehensively
at her husband, and Mr. Jobson hlm
self turned all manner of colors.
The children all stared.
"That settles the matter," said Mr.
Jobson hoarsely to himself, as he walk
ed out of the house with his hands
his pockets. "It Isn't every son-in-law
who would have borne the burden
a helpless old woman as cheerfully as
have done. But when Mrs. Price un
dertakes to dictate to me, she assumes
a little too much. I'll tell Jane, this
afternoon, that she must find some
other home for her mother. I suppose
she'll cry and make a great fuss' over
It, but I can't help that Grandmother
must go. 1 don't at all doubt that
she who has been putting Jane up
all this senseless extravagance In
matter of charity.
In his Intent self-absorption he
most stumbled over a portly little man
In a fur-trimmed overcoat, who had
ben coming In his direction with a res
olute step.
"Oh, It's you, Is It, Squire Jones?"
said he obsequiously.
"Yes, It's me," said the squire, recov
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The method is to place them over the film side of the negative,
to Inclose the requisite amotmt of view, and then to temporarily tack
erlng his equilibrium with some diffl
culty. "I was just coming to see you,
Jobson. about that little note of yours,
i think I told you last week that I
wanted the money. And I wish you to
understand that I must have It, or I
shall find myself compelled to foreclose
0 n the mortgage."
Mr. Jobson grew pale.
"Isn't this rather sudden?" said he
The squire shrugged his shoulders.
"What would you have?" said he.
"The money is overdue, and there's a
considerable amount of Interest still
unpaid. To tell you the truth, Jobson,
I don't like this way of doing business,
and I want my money one week from
of anything so (fuel?"
"Cruel!" echoed the squire,
cruel of a business man to want his
Mr. Jobson tore his hair.
"Two hundred pounds," he
"And in a week. Why, who ever heard
Is It
own back again? You should have
thought of that before you borrowed
ing his brains to conjure up some es
Two hun
And the squire walked on.
Mr. Jobson kept his weary way, rack
cape out of the dilemma,
dred pounds!
was the thing to be done?
And In a week! How
. .
By the side of a miserable old shanty
by the road there was assembled a lit
I tie knot of women. They whispered
| and glanced at him as he passed,
He stopped mechanically.
"What's the matter?" said he.
"It's old Naomi Brush," said they.
'She's dead,
When he came some in the clear win
ter twilight, he had fully resolved to
But, as he came In, Mrs. Jobson met
which has been hanging over her so
"Dead, Is she?" said Mr. Jobson curt
"She ought to have died half a
dozen years ago.
cut down all unnecessary expenses,
Grandmother must go.
"If there's no other place for her,"
he reasoned, "there are plenty of
'Homes for Aged and Indigent Worn
en,' where I dare say we could get her
In. Her Influence over Jane isn't good,
She teaches her to give to every tramp
and beggar that comes along. Grand
mother must go!"
him at the door.
Naomi Brush, poor soul. Is dead.
died suddenly of that heart difficulty
"Oh, Calvin," she cried breathlessly,
what do you think has happened? Old
"Humph!" said Mr. Jobson.
what Is all that to me, I'd like to
saJd Mrs.
"More than you think,'
Jobson eagerly. "They found two hun
dred pounds; Calvin—yes, two hun
dred pounds—hidden away in a bag of
rags which had formed her pillow for
more years than anybody could remem
In her dress pocket, which Lawyer
Hyde says is perfectly legal and cor
rect—and every penny of It Is left to—
whom do you suppose? Why, to
I grandmother. To grandmother, who
1 was so good to her for so many years."
her. And there was a scrap of a will
"Yes," said the old lady mildly. "And
I I am going to give It to you, Calvin, to
help you out ■with that debt to Squire
Jones. Money Is of no use to me,
1 except as It may be of aid to my
daughter and her husband—and In the
country which I am nearing so fast,
one of old Naomi Brush's prayers will
be of more value to me than all the
| gold which was ever minted."
I with a suffocating lump In his throat,
"I don't deserve this. No, I don't! I'm
| a mean, grasping, avariclou
"Hush, my son," said the old lady,
"Grandmother," said Calvin Jobson,
I "hush! We all have our failings. But
| we are none of us too old to learn bet
So the nightmare of a debt was paid
I —and grandmother still sits by the Job
son fireside. And Calvin Is a wiser and
] a better man for the lesson he has had.
1 - very tidy.
A good housewife Is like the ocean
It Ha. Made This Man Several Time. ■
The goddess Success does not confine
her habitation to Wall street, to the
giant trusts, to gold mining, to the cat
tle ranches of the
west, or to the
newly discovered
oil. fields of Texas.
She may be found
and wooed and
won In every walk
of life, and always
stands ready to
reward Industry,
integrity and abil
ity. To win her
golden favors it is not necessary to
deal in railroads or to erect and com
bine giant manufacturing plants. She
has smiled as encouragingly on the
man dealing In five and ten cent arti
cles as on the men who build locomo
tives for the trans-Siberian railroad.
Fifty-one years ago there was born
on a farm at Rodman, Jefferson Coun
ty, a boy baby. The baby grew to
manhood with no better prospects than
has each of a thousand and one farm
er's boys. At 21 he went to Water
town, the nearest town of Importance,
and secured a clerkship in a store.
For a month he worked for nothing.
For the next three months he re
ceived $3.50 per week. Then for six
months he worked for $4 a week. At
the end of six years he was receiving
$10 a week and had married. He
seemed to he at the top of the only
ladder In sight.
But he made up his mind there were
other and higher ladders In the great
outside world. From his employer he
secured on credit a stock of goods to
the amount of $350 and came to Utica,
n, y. Here he opened the first strictly
five-cent store. Only a partial success
followed. He removed to Lancaster,
Pa., secured a store 14x35 feet and did
his best. Success followed In a modest
way. He opened a branch store in
Harrisburg, Pa, 12 feet by 20 in di
mensions; then another at York. He
made a point of. paying back his first
loan as quickly as possible, saving ev
ery cent possible and buying and sell
ing for cash. From this insignificant
beginning the business has branched
out until to-day the farmer's boy,
Frank W. Woolworth, conducts 74
five and ten-cent stores in various
parts of the country, sells goods to the
amount of $10,000,000 a year, Is worth
several millions in the clear, and has
just been elected President of the
Guardian Trust Company, of New
York. His advice to young men is:
"Live well within your means; save
at least one-fourth your income, no
matter how small; never run In debt;
select that business which will be a
pleasure to you."—Utica (N. Y.) Globe.

She was Ruby Hamerstrom, of St,
Louis, and a writer of some note. Mr.
Darrow, a lawyer, of Chicago, repre
sented the United Mlneworkers In the
arbitration proceedings which settled
the great cool strike. The couple will
spend a year In Europe.
When a man has a new baby, and It
Is a boy, he consoles himself with
thinking how much the Czar would
give tor him If left at bis bouse.
«E&1_ /jiP
The house fly. with a total life of
About ten days, develops
periods: Egg from laying to hatching,
one-third of a day: hatching of larva
first molt, one day; second molt to
pupation, three days; pupation to Is
suing of the adult, five days.
The new boat of M. Turc, of the
French navy, designed to pass through
the waves without roll
pitch 1«
combination of sub
The sub- !
described as a
marine and high platform,
marine is three hundred feet
seventy-five feet wide and twelve feet
deep, and Is to contain boilers, engines
and steering gear, which will be sub
merged to a depth of twelve
From the submarine will rise vertical
ly two floaters, sixty-five feet apart,
each two hundred feet long and ten
feet wide.
In addition to an eight-inch disap
pearing gun, firing a light projectile
by compressed air, there Is, in
National Guard lu
armory of the
Brooklyn, a model of a ship's cutter,
carrying a crew of ten men and a one
pounder gun, and running on concealed
wheels, which are driven by means
of a rope attached to the oars. A
rudder-post Is geared to a guiding
wheel In the stern, so that, with oars
swinging and men bending to their
work, the boat glides about tbe armory
floor, and looks, In partial darkness,
If it were genuinely afloat,
boat and the disappearing gun,
gether with the model of a fort, en
able the regiment to practise many of
the manoeuvers of coast attack and
defense as they are carried
actual warfare.
In the back of the neck, the horseman
in the thigh, the artilleryman In the
neck and loins, the immature violinist
In the neck, the practiced violinist In
the left hand, the expert fencer In the
right shoulder, the oarsman in the
calves and Insteps.
on in
A scientific Investigation of muscular
fatigue has been begun by M. A. M.
From questions sent to per
occupations he finds
sons of many
that It Is not the most used muscles
that are most subject to fatigue, hut
those that are kept under tension, al
The back.
though doing no work,
loins and neck need more exercise to
strengthen them, the arms and legs
The baker becomes first tired
In tbe legs, the wood sawyer in the
calves of the legs or the loins, the
road-digger in the legs, the blacksmith
In the back and loins, tbe young soldier
The department of agriculture has
undertaken a series of experiments In
tended to answer, if possible, the old
question, "How long can seeds remain
buried in the soli and still retain their
power of germination?" Many extra
ordinary stoyles have been told of the
prolongation of the vitality of seeds
during many years, and even centur
ies, but very few actual experiments
have hitherto been made. In 1901
Doctor Beal reported that he had
fjund seeds which responded to germ
ination tests after having been buried
twenty years. The seeds burled by the
agricultural department at the Arling
ton farm last December were packed
with dry clay In porous clay pots, cov
ered with saucers, and placed at vari
ous depths, from six Inches to three
and a half feet. There are 32 complete
sets, in 3,584 pots, representing 109
species, 84 genera and 34 families.
Tests are to be made at the end of 1,
2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and
50 years.
The President's Trip.
The President's trip is likely to In
duce more of his countrymen to see
the magnificent scenery of the West.
He was happy In his choice among
his companions, of two such lovers
and interpreters of nature as John
Burroughs and John Muir, writers
whose preaching of the gospel of out
door life is one of the sanest Influ
ences of our berated times. Mr. Roose
velt's debt of health to the West and
his appreciation of its great natural
features lend px-actlcal force to his
wish that his countrymen shall know
it better. Ills regretful statement that
tbe larger proportion of visitors to the
Yellowstone are foreigners would prob
ably apply to the Grand Canyon of the
Colorado as well. If not to the Yosem
Ite. All three of these marvelous
regions should be as familiar to our
people as Niagara or the White Moun
tains. "The spoiled child," say the
Japanese, "should be made to travel,"
a prescription which may well be made
for the child In danger of being spoil
ed. It would be fortunate If well-to
do parents In the Eastern States could
see the advantage of sending their
sons out from the fret and luxury of
our complex life Into the wholesome
calm, simplicity, and uuforgetable ma
jesty of these Western wonderlands.—
We haven't much use for the citizen
who always cheers the Old Flag, but
who neglects pretty much a-very othe*
1 duty.

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Monthly Statement of Public Debts at
End. of Year.
Washington.—The monthly state
ment of the public debts that at tha
close of business December 31. 1903,
the debt, less cash in the treasury,
amounted to $914,150,880, which is a
decrease for the month of $11,618,530.
The debt is recapitulated as follows:
Interest bearing debt, $901,747,220;
debt on which interest has ceased
since maturity, $1,196,539; debt bear
ing no interest, $390,682,025; total, $1,
This amount, however, does not In
clude $935,328,869 in certificates and
treasury notes outstanding, which are
offset for their redemption by an equal
amount of cash on hand held for their
redemption. The cash in the treasury
is classified as follows: Gold reserve
fund. $150,000,000; trust funds, $935,
328,869; general fund, $148,133,774; in
national bank depositories, $172,169,
338; total, $1,405,621,982, against which
there are demand liabilities outstand
ing amounting to $1,026,247,086, which
leaves a cash balance on hand of $397,
The cash In the treasury was In
creased during the month by $10,137,
465, which is largely due to decreases
j n disbursing officers' balances,
Spokane Retail Prices.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 65@67c, 100
lb sack; turnips, beets, carrots, ruta
bagas, l%c lb by sack, 2c In small
quantities; dry onions, 2@3c lb; cel
ery, 5@7%c bunch; cabbage, 2®3c
lb; horseradish, 15@20c lb.
Poultry—Chickens, dressed, 13®18c
lb; turkeys, 24@25c; geese, dressed,
16@18c; ducks, dressed, 18c.
Dairy Products—Creamery butter,
S4@40c lb; country butter, 25@30o
lb; cheese, 20@25c.
Eggs—Case, d0@35c; standards, 35
@40c; fresh, 45@50c.
Meats—Retail—Beef, porterhouse
steak, 15c to 18c lb; sirloin steak, 15c
to 18c; round steak, 12%c; shoulder
steak, 10c.
Grain and Feed—Timothy hay, $1
cwt; $19 ton; grain hay, 90c cwt, $16
ton; alfalfa, $16 ton; chicken feed,
$1.35 cwt, $25 ton; oats, $1.26 cwt, $24
ton; bran, 80c cwt; bran and shorts,
85c sack 90 lbs; shorts, $1 cwt; bar
ley, $22 ton, $1.20 cwt; corn, $1.40;
chopped corn, $1.50,
Flour—Wholesale, eastern hard
wheat, $4.76®5.60 bbl; retail, fancy
patents, $1.20 sack; standard brands,
$1.15 sack; common grades, $1.10 sk;
lowest, $1 sack; Washington wheat,
[email protected] bbl; buckwheat, 40®50c
10 lb. sack.
Prices to Producers at Spokane.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 40@55c cwt;
eggs, strictly fresh, case, $11; onions,
$1 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roos
ters, 7c; hens, 7@10c live weight;
young chickens, 10c lb; turkeys, dress
ed, 20c.
Live Stock—Steers, $3 @3.50 per
cwt; cows, $2.50®3 cwt; mutton—
ewes, $2.50®2.80; wethers, $3.25 cwt;
hogs, $4.60.
Wheat Market.
Portland—Walla Walla, 73c; blue
stem. 78c; valley, 79c.
Lewiston, Idaho.—Club, 57c; blue
stem, 61c; oats, 80c cwt; barley, 67*4c
cwt; flax, 72c bu.
Appetite poor?«-/ Bowels
Constipated? TongUC COated?
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