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Mother sang It years ago On the little farm. While a tired and sleepy boy Rented on her arm. While a squeaky rooking chair Creaked and groaned below, With the rhythm of the song Sung so soft and low. "Suwance River" still It rings Id these earn of mine, "Suwanee River" unto me Nothing was so fine, Still I hear the creaking chair, Still the shadows creep, Even now the little song, Makes me think of sleep. Boyhood sorrows were forgot There on mother's breast, "Strwanee River" far away, Brought me peaceful rest. Many songs I've heard since then, None has half the charm, Mother sang It years ago, Mother on the farm. -Denver Post. Lady Eustace's Defeat Lady Eustace looked ruefully at the letter she bad Just read, und dire perplexity, was written on every line of her expressive countenance. Her state of mind was not enlm. Only a fortnight ago she hud come to Harrogate for her annual cure, leav ing her family at home. 8he often ad mitted that the best part of her cure was the peace of mind she enjoyed away from Ireland "that land of rows and ravages." Her husband, Sir John Eustace, was wedded to his property as much as to Ills wife, and was apt to got Irascible when land bills and such topics were touched on. Both her girls were off her hands the oldest well married, and the younger deep In philanthropy und Industries. Her only son Arthur was all that the fondest mother could wish. He had passed brilliantly Into the army, from which he seemed to be able to obtain unlimited leave. (Bel Ion a Is a goddoss who gives ber votar ies a fair amount of scope for getting Into mischief.) Lady Eustace had been very busy alnce her arrival In Yorkshire plan ning a succession of gay house parties for the late summer and aiimumn, to which the most Irreproachable of par ents would bring their well-dowered and equally well-behaved daughters ny one of whom would be willing to II kR STATS 0 MINU WAS NOT CALM be dughter-lu-luw to such a charming nerson as Ijuly Eustace. She had set tled everything so nicely as to what every one was to do while she was away. And now Arthur hud spoilt' It all! Instend of dutifully going to stay In finlway with old Uncle George, and flsulng there, he hud quietly stayed on at Castle Eustace, where he and Lucy aided and abetted by Sir John were entertaining tholr friends In her ab sence. Could anything be more pro voking? It udded to her vexation that act ually a garden party had taken place. It wus quite enough to destroy the effect of the Harrogate cure. It would not have muttered so much If the Dur- rells bad been left out, but they were there staying, too. Pretty, ix'iinllusa, Ill-educated and underbred belonging to the most Impossible of county uelgli born. Lucy knew so well her mother's views ou that family ; and yet she had these IXirrells staying, and they scemod to be highly appreciated by both Sir John and bis sou. Another glance at the disturbing let ter tells her of a croquet tournament 'with prises ulanned for th following week, and Sir John hopes "to prevail on the Darrella to remain for It." This decides her. She will return, nd stop, If possible, Arthur ruining Ails life and destroying ber happlnessa. A brief telegram was despatched, to Iths effect that her doctor was satisfied (that a shorter curs would BiitHca this year, and they might ex)ect her borne lust day. It fell rather like a bomb on the In habitants of Castle Eustace. The morning of the tournament tbroke clear and fine an Ideal guw juer"s day and as Alio Darrell donned ber best white frock and her crlspest ribbons she felt that this day surely "would bring a declaration from Arthur, I-Ady Eustace could not be everywhere, nd ther would b so many gucets. At breakfast all was excitement royal personage waa In command at the neighboring camp, and a whole bevy of . ' ; HXfaft text WWx c Hi' THE CO-OPERATION OF ANTIQUE CAMEL AND MODERN ENGINE. Most people lu considering the Irrigation of Egypt - think only of the Assouan diun, but other works are proceeding, notably the barrage at Esneh, which ls to assist the Inadequately Irrigated province of Keneh. Esneh, which Is a town of 8,504 people, Is 484V4 miles from Cairo. Thotmes III. founded a temple here, but the building which now stands In the middle of the town bears the names of some of the Roman emperors, as Vespasian and Declus. The barrage will cost 1,000,000 and Is being constructed by the firm of Alrd. For the present It will assist flood Irrlgatlonby artificially raising the water-level In the river, thus enabling the basin lands to the north of It to obtain water sufficient for their needs even In a year of bad flood. It has been so designed that It can be raised. This picture shows the work on the east bank and the piers In course of construction. The two long trenches re channels to convey the water pumped from the river. It Is-ery Interesting to note how the ancient side of Egypt Is utilized In creat ing new conditions. Thus the camel Is seen helping the contractor side by side with the donkey, engine and cranes, which belong essentially to the modem world. Royal Highnesses were to be present The A. D. C had Just sent an orderly accepting, for those distinguished ones. This was a masterly move on the part of Lady Eustace. With Royalty about, the host and his son must dance attendance all day. The young Prin cesses were keen on conquest; their mother was equally devoted to gardens and gardening. So the Eustace family would be fully occupied. The sun had set behind the Bog of Allen when the last guest had de parted, and the day had been more than tiring. Every one. except Lady Eustace, pronounced themselves ex- hauBted, and Sir John was very cross. Loyal to the core, he hated fuss, red loth and company manners, and of all f these be bad a surfeit. Arthur, deep down In his heart, felt he was being outwitted, and confided to his sister that bis mother was play ing a game two could play at He hated the deep intellectual turn always given to the conversation at meals, and Lady Eustace's rather suiwreuious surprise that the Darrell family knew nothing of Maeterlinck, uor were nme to distinguish between the three broth ers Benson. Botany, too, was a scaled book to them, and they were not sure If they knew a dundellon from a bawk- weed. "No." Arthur said to himself ; "even Ignorant of these Important facts, Alice Darrell was the sweetest girl he knew." But opportunity to tell her that and other facts was evidently hard to And. At last Lady Eustace was breathing more freely. After much pretty fooling, tire Dnrrells' visit was Hearing Its end, and there was no engagement. By to morrow Miss Darrell and her sister would be In their own untidy, ram shackle home, not to re-enter Castle Eustace till there was a Mrs. Arthur there, too. The hero himself had not been very amenable, and had rather resented his mother s return, "to spoil tha fin." as be uudutlfully ex pressed It. Th nrottv nlouant face of the younger Miss Darrell had looked anx lous, even sad, on tuis last aay signs that were as balm to her hostess anxious mind. And now, when every one had gone. to .bed, and Arthur was to Btart early for Galway, his mother, who had seen the good-byes safely said In the drawing-room, had retired to rest and to sleep. At her window, looking out on the mooullt river, sat the poor little girl whose hopes had been so high. To morrow her visit must end, and yet, Arthur, though slie felt he meant much. bad said nothing. She really liked blm and would be so glad to marry him. Never In her life had she bad so much of his mother's company ; been the ob ject of so much solicitude. Now It was all over. 8he hated going back to the untidy home, the scrambling meals, and narrow means; and "mother," too, had had hope of her marrying well The opening of a window above, and the appearance of a top-boot dangling by a string outside, alarmed ber for a moment, when a well-known role said .A ,ii'iVt.ft,i..',i "Try and reach It! There Is some thing Inside for you!" To seize the tongs was the work of a moment but to reach the treasure was more difficult. At last the boot was deftly landed. But, alas, the tongs slipped, falling with a crash enough to awaken the dead, or worse still, the unsympathetic living, on the terrace below. When all was quiet, and the note, which said everything his heart could desire, was answered, there still re mained the tosk of getting the tongs back to her room. Arthur's mother wit did not desert him, and, sure of his Alice, be crept quietly down and se cured them, leaving them In the hall to astonish the house-maid. It was too great risk to puss bis mother's room; for she had a horrid yelping cur who never could distinguish between friend and foe. Aud early walk planned (Galway sent to the winds), and silence de scended on the big gray bouse ones again. The appearance at breakfast of tin. young people together was the first announcement Lady Eustace Had of the foiling of ber plans. Sir John, however, had been In bis son's confi dence, and had given his consent. After all, money was not everything, and heiresses, he knew, could be "kittle cattle" to drive, and the young people were much in love. Months passed before the secret of how the proposal was made leaked out : and now Lady Eustace thinks, with Mng Leur better the serpent's tooth than the thankless child. Philadelphia Telegraph. Rarth Wobbllna; at Urn Pole. "That this great spinning top on which we dwell Is wobbling upon ita axis and that the North Pole is con stantly shifting Its position, are facts proveu. ny an einborate series of In- vestlgatlons now being made In vari ous puris or tne world." So writes John Elfreth Wulklus In the Technical World Mngazlne. 'The longest series of systematic observations contributing uata to suen a conclusion have been inude ceaselessly since July, 1003, at the Naval Observatory, Washington, ror research along the same line there has more lately been established about the earth a chain of stations located at Galthersburg, Maryland, Cincinnati, Ohio; Uklah, California; Mliusawa, japan; Tscnaiujui, Turkestan; and Sharloforte, Italy. In each of thla series of observatories Is mounted 'senlth telescope used for timing the passage of stars across the great arch of tie. heavens. At the Naval Observa tory the research Is conducted by aid of a "prime vertical transit' the only one In use In the Western Hemis phere." Sa Kuw, ur. gou u snys ne cant see through my Jokes; I wonder why? mrs. jou necause they're your Jokes, I suppose. Tonkers Statesman. ' What good excuse la there for peo ple labeling themselves because there has recently been a death In the fam ily ASSASSINATION IN RU8SIA. rnnillnnni in the Hmoleaa Land oi ! the Camr Are Deplorable. ' The condition In Russia Is deplor able In the extreme. Those who would curb the power of the Czar and do away with the pres ent form of govern ment are so divided in their opinions that they are not working In unison. Established govern ment with a parlia ment as a princi pal engine for the enforcement of the will of the people seems further away PREMIEB 8TOLYPIIT. than before the present tendency to anarchy began. The terrorists were never so active as now. Almost dally, attempts at assassination, more or less successful, are mnde and the manufac ture and use of deadly bombs go on Increasingly despite the best efforts of the police and soldiers. Some of the most frightful tragedies have resulted from the work of the ter rorists. Premier Stolypln was giving a reception at his villa on Aptekarsky Island when a carriage drove up and a man entered the reception room and I threw a bomb Into the crowd. It so ' happened that the premier had Just i stepped Into an adjoining room to con ! suit with an official, and he escaped ln I Jury, though the palace was badly I wrecked and the celling of the room was brought crashing about him. In the reception room twenty-eight persons were killed and twenty-four badly wounded. Of the latter six afterwards died. The bomb thrower was blown to utoms. The only sou of the premier wus wounded and one of his daughters had both feet blown off. The bomb was a large one and was filled with a most powerful explosive. Houses on the opposite side of the Neva were shaken and windows were broken. Many trees In the vicinity were blown down by the force of the explo sion. The bodies of those killed were torn to fragments. Particles of human flesh were thrown long distances. After the explosion an officer was passing through the court yard and accidental ly stumbled against a tree. He was horrified when a human hand fell at his feet. On the same day a plot to kill the viceroy of the Caucasus was discovered and frustrated Just in time to prevent Its carrying out. In St. Petersburg, as Gen. Mln, com. mander of the Semlnovsky Guard Reg iment, was stepping Into a railway car riage he was shot in the back by a young girl. She fired three bullets Into his back and then as he lay on the ground she shot him three times. She was captured. She said she was exe cuting a sentence passed on the gen. eral by the fighting organization. Gen, Min had won the hatred of the Nllhl lsts by his stern repressive measures. As Gen. Vonllarllarski, acting mill tary governor of Warsaw, was driving from bis office to bis residence, he was shot and killed. The assassin escaped. Col. Rlman, of the regiment com mnnded by Gen. Min, was assassinated at Luga, while on his way to Warsaw, He was as much hated as was bis cruel commander, of whom he was a personal friend. Thoroughly Tamed. Although notoriously careless as to his person, Mr. Sykes, of the firm of Tomllnson & Sykes, hud many good points about blm; among which was a fondness for dumb animals. One of his iets, a recent acquisition, was a full-grown wildcat, answering to the name of "Pete," which he had begged from the keeper of a zoologl cal garden, when the animal was about to die. He had nursed Pete back to health, and the "bobcat" seemed to be capable of showing proper grotltude. "You ought to have seen Peter when got him," he was telling Mr. Tom llnsou oue day. "He was nothing but skeleton, and he was as savage a beast as you ever saw, but now he will eat out of my hand." 1 'He will, will he?" said the senior partner, glancing at the band In ques tion and observing Its general grim- Iness. "Well, Pete Isn't wj particular what he eats out of, Is he?" The "Yomnar Girl." The Miami Metropolis corrects some popular errors of speech, principally tautologlsuis, but we venture to suggest that In moderu usage, the term "young girl" Is not tautological. When a fe male child enters her teens she Is a young girl," when she has passed IS she Is still a girl, but no longer a "young" girl. We venture this opinion with some trepidation. But surely the expression "young woman" Is not tau tological though some women are al ways young, you know. Florida Times Union. Partloalarlr Neeeaaarjr. "In order to become a successful trav eling salesman," wrote the manager of a correspondence school for drummers to a longdistance pupil, "you must be plausible and persuasive especially when It cornea to explaining to the firm why you haven't landed any or ders." ' Uninspected Art. "Did you know that forestry Is real ly a branch of art?" "No; how so?" "In Its wood cuts, you know." Balti more American. Respectable people, when they learn they are annoying their neighbors, are humiliated, and regret It But others bcome angry add want to be as annoy. lng as posslbU It Is nature for a woman to love a man more than she should. A LnnsrhmaUcr. The laughniaker does not look very funny on paper, because he Is still, but Just wait until you have made the real thing and he moves nbout! Then he will account to you for his name. All you want Is a piece of cardboard to make the round body. Get a piece 10 by 7 Inches. Fasten the ends together with gum or paper fasteners and make two holes in the sides wherein to stick two cardboard arms with bunds on them. These are easily made. Next cover the bottom of the cardboard funnel with a round HOW TO MAKE THE LA UQH MAKER. piece of calico, gumming It on secure- ;ly. Now draw or paint a funny face on the outside and drop a big marble as big a one as you can find Into the Inside and put the laughmaker on the table. Very slightly slant the table so that the marble rolls about and the movements then of the laughmaker are so extremely ridiculous that perhaps even the cat will laugh. Katle'a Saturday. "Dear me!" sighed Katie, when she got up that Saturday morning. 'What can be the. matter?" said mamma, laughing at the doleful face. "Oh, there's thousands and millions of things the matter!" said Katie, crossly. She was a little girl who did not like to be laughed at "Now, Katie," said mamma, this time seriously, "as soon as you are dressed I have something I want you to do for me down In the library." ."Before breakfast?" said Katie. "No, you can have your breakfast first," mamma answered, laughing again at the cloudy little face. Katie was very curious to know what this was, and, as perhaps you are too, we will skip the breakfust, aild go right Into the library. Mnmnia was sitting at the desk, with a piece of paper and a pencil In front of her. 'Now, Katie," she snld, taking her lit tle daughter on her lap, "I want you to write down a few of those things which trouble you. One thousand will do ! "O mamma, you're laughing at me now." said Katie; "but 1 can tniuk or at lenBt ten right this minute." 'Very well," said mamma ; "put down ten." So Katie wrote: "1. It's gone and rained, so we can't go out to play. "2. Mmnie Is going away, so I'll have to sit with that horrlu little Jean Bascom on Monday. "3. Here Katie bit her pencil, and then couldn't help laughing. "That's all I can think of Just this minute," she said. Well," said her mother, "I'll Just keep this paper a day or two." . That afternoon the rain cleared away, and Katie and her mamma, as they sat at the window, saw Uncle Jack some to take Katie to drive; and oh, what a Jolly afternoon they had of It I 1 Monday, when Katie came home from school, she said: "O mamma, I didn't like Jean at all at first, but she's a lovely seat-mate, . I'm so glad; aren't you?" 'Oh!" was all mamma said; but somehow It made Katie think of her Sahirday troubles and the paper. I guess I'll tear up the paper now, mamma," she saia, laugning- rauier shy ly. "And next time," said mamma, "why not let the troubles come before you cry about them? There 'are so many of them that turn out very pleasant 1' you wait to see. By waiting, you see. you can save the trouble of crying and worrying at all." Sunlight Peter's Woe. Peter to the garden went And, finding there the boe. Thought he'd whack the weeds all down But Instead he whacked his toe. Peter to the river went With line and crooked pin ; He thought he'd catch a fish for fan. Bat ha slipped and tumbled In. Peter got upon a pig, And thought he'd have a ride; The pig ran to a deep mad hols And dumped him right inside. Peter straightway sought his home; nis mother watted, too ; I And Peter gladly went to bed I As soon as she got through. Ant and Caterpillar. A singular combat was one day wit nessed by a naturalist tie noacea a caterpillar crawling along at a rapid rate, and pursuing It a small army of - " M black ants. The ants were the quicker. In their movements, and every now and! then one of them would mount the cat erpillar's back and bite It. Then the caterpillar would stop aud turn its head and bite nnd kill the ant Present ly, becoming tired, apparently, t!5 cat erpillar backed up a blade of grass, where the ants could not approach It except one at a time, and as they did so the caterpillar caught them In Its hws and killed them. But the ants, seeing that the enemy's position was too strong for them, resorted to strat egy, too, and began sawing through the grass-blade 4at the bottom. The work was soon completed, and as the cater pillur fell with the stalk, the ' ants pounced on it and killed It, and then marched off In triumph. An Bxploalve Frntt. There is a queer fruit In Java that has the quality of exploding when placed on water. It Is a dried, pod like growth of the Justlcla plant, and Its explosive quality Is nature's provis ion for scattering Its seed. The fruit Is shaped like a cigar, and Is a littje less than an Inch In length. It is full of seeds, and when the explosion takes place the water moistens a gummy sub stance on the outside of the seeds, which makes them stick where they fall. This Is another provision of na ture, by which the plant Is enabled to propagate Its kind. Well Supplied. "What kind of pie will you nave. Willie mince or apple?" "I'll take two pieces of each, please." "Two pieces?" i "Yesm; mamma told me not to ask twice." f The Vain Sparrow. Sparrows have so much curiosity that they will gaze in mirrors by the hour If not disturbed. Golf Came from Holland. v England did not borrow golf origin ally from France, but from Holland, whence the Scots used to buy balls, If not clubs, till a crushing duty was placed ou Dutch golf balls. Indeed, there is abundant evidence, Including that of Frolssart to prove that the Scots got everything from Holland ready made In exchange for raw mate rials. What these materials were I cannot conceive, declares Andrew Lang In the Illustrated London News. To export pickled fish tp Holland was Indeed to send owls to Athens, and as for our wools, their exportation was usually prohibited. Dairy farmers who sent eggs- out of the country were de nounced by the Privy Council as desti tute of all human civility. ' However It was managed, we got golf balls from Holland and adopted the Flemish Invention of the bole. This was the most brilliant Invention of the Batavlan genius. All continental people played at aa Iron hoop or at a fixed object like the pin In croquet, buf an Illuminated al manac of about 1500 shows that In the low countries players already putted at holes. The other kind of game, driving with hammer-headed clubs and lofting through an Iron ring, Instead of put ting at the hole, reached England from France In the sixteenth century, but died out after the revolution of 1088. It is still played In the neighborhood of Montpeller, and In a rude fashion, with a queer Iron-headed club, in the north of France. ' Boiled Down. N Major Gen. Sir Owen Tudor narrates among his "Memories" an Incident that occurred during the vlceroyalty In In dia of Earl Canning a period which covered the Sepoy Mutiny which sug gests that Hindustani should never be handled save by Its friends. At Lord Canning's durbar, In Novem ber, 1858, at the close of the mutiny. the viceroy made a long and, dignified address to the chiefs. He spoke of the great queen who had desired him to decorate them ; he thanked all present for their services In the mutiny ; he par ticularly Impressed upon the chiefs and princes their duty ln the future of abolishing Infanticide, of making roads and railways In their territories, and of moving In the paths of virtue and civ ilisation. It was a fine address, but was un fortunately translated by the then for eign secretary, who was an Indifferent Hindustani scholar. He bluntly said, to the horror of alt those who knew the language, and to the visible astonishment of the chiefs r; "The viceroy commands me to say, How d'ye do? You are a set of ras cals. Reform! Don't kill your female children. Make roads and move on. Enough. You may go." The Poor Doctor. "Say, Weary, here's a doctor dat says de best kind of exercise Is walk In' to your work." . "Is dat so, Llmpy? Den I suppose de doctor gets his exercise by visiting de cemetery on foot" Cleveland Plain Dealer. ' ' KTotBlac Wonderful. "My greatgrandfather was at Bunker Hill." That's nothing; I've been there my self and it ain't much of a hill at that1 Houston Post Hla Idea of It. "What Is It a sign of when a young man kisses a girl on the forehead?" "Poor eyesight" "Give us a man who sings at his work," says Carlyle. Yea, deliver blm Into our hands and we'll gladly do th rest Look to the foundation of the ladder of (am before attempting to climb It.