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Low U laid Arthur's head.
Unknown earth above him mounded;
By him sleeo his splendid knijrhu.
With whoM names the world resounde-L
Ruined Rlories ! flown delights :
Sunk 'mid rumors of old wars!
Wherw they revelled, deep they sleep,
By the wild Atlantic shores.
On Tlntapel's fortressed walls.
Proudly built, the loud sea scorning;
Pale the moving moonlight falls.
Through their rents the wind goes mourn
ing. See, ye knights, your ancient home.
Chafod, and spoiled, and fallen asunder!
Hear ye now, and then of old.
Waters rollo I and wrathful fo im.
Where the waves, beneath your graves.
Snow themselves abroad in thunderf
Laurence Binyon, in ths Academy.
PLAYED AND LOST.
A slight pale-faced ffirl sat toying
with a piece of needlework on the
low porch of ber mother's house;
a handsome young man lay stretched
t at her feet. On the lawn another
young couple were engaged in a game
of croquet. The sun's last gleam
lighted up Grace Munsou's face with
a halo of beauty, and Rernard Nor
ton looked at her with unJUguised
There is nothing so lovely as a
lovely woman," he said aloud.
The pale face of Clarice Barton
flushed as she quickly glanced at the
speaker. It was the third time
within the hour that ho had referred
to her cousin Grace's beauty.
irace is Indeed lovely." she said.
I would give my life to be as
"And I would give half my fortune
to have you so."
No sooner were the words uttered
than Norton would have given much
to recall them; but he had spoken un
thinkingly. Clarice shrank as though
he had boon str It. arose quickly
and went into the house.
"I am in a pretty fix dow!" Norton
muttered, as he arose and walked
across the lawn. "That was a nice
peach for a fellow to make to a girl
be expects to marry! And Clarice is
as proud as Lucifer, too high-strung
as she is plain, and that is saying a
great deal, by Jove! I nevor noticed
her lack of beauty so much before
Grace came. A pity one can't find
all things combined in a woman!
Wonder if I ought to apologize! Oh.
well I'm going away in ten days, and
he'll forgive and forget. Absence
makes the heart grow softer." And
with this consoling thought he
trolled on to .oin Grace Munson,
whose companion was jut taking his
Grace was like a delicate flower
sparkling with the dew of morning.
She had soft blue eyes, an exquisite
complexion, and golden hair. Alto
gether she made a picture of rare
beauty, and it was no wonder that
-Bernard Norton found pleasure in
merely looking at her.
That evening Clarice did not ap
pear in the drawing room, and Nor
ton was free to devote himself to her
lovely cousin. Mrs. Barton observed
his conduct with displeasure; from
tbe JLr.st she had not approved of her
'daughter's suitor, and wondered what
attraction the carelesa frivolous
young man held for hor sensible
Next morning a note was handed
Norton. Its contents filled him with
mingled ennoyance and relief.
'When you receive this." Clarice
wrote, "I shall have gone to my aunt
for a time. You do not love me.
Bernard, and it Is best for our en
gagement to end. Be happy in your
own way and be very sure 1 shall be
: in mine. '
That was all. Bernard's self-esteem
was seriously wounded by the
epistle. But he consoled himself with
the thought that ho was now free to
woo the charming Graco, and at the
end of the month mado a formal
avowal of love to her.
I have loved you ever since we
met," he said. "Claries saw this and
generously sot me free." And Grace,
who had become very much enamored
of her handsome suiter, gave him the
answer he craved.
' Two weeks later Mrs. Barton and
Clarico were on their way to Europe,
and Bernard was trying to submit to
ihe stern decree of Grace's father.
Yes. sir. you can marry my daugh
ter." Mr. Munson had said, ' if you
love her well enough to wait three
.-years. I am opposed to early mar
riages. No girl is fit for wedlock
'before she Is 21, and 25 is still bat
It occurred to Bernard that he was
likely to spend the greater part of
his youth in the capacity of an "en
gaged tnaa" and he did not improve
in humor, thereby.
Grace was an acknowledged belle,
and for a long time he was pleased at
her success. But there was a secret
bitterness underlying his pleasure,
for he saw little of his betrothed, ex
cept in society's whirlpool There
would be no change in this state of
affairs until their lime of probation
-ended, and feeling in a false position,
he concluded to spend the remaining
year in travel.
When he bade Grace good-bye ho
was struck with the fact that she
looked much older than she did at
vthe time of their , ongagemont Two
.years of dissipation had left their
mark upon her delicate beauty.
Be ,; careful Grace." . he said.
"Keep some of your roses for me un-
"tll 1 claim you." ;
He said nothing of her fidelity; ho
was only afraid she : might . lose the
beauty he worshipped.
Grace was sorry to lose her lover;
-she felt desolate or a whole day. and
-cried herself to sleep the first night.
But Bernard wrote her charming
letters of travel and. she soo forgot
her grief. She sent him in return the
', 'briefest of notes for' the charming
Grace did Dot excel as a correspond
ent But one glance at the porcelain
picture ha carried, consoled him for
that "..; , -'..:. -
A fellow can endure weak, insipid
tletters." he thought, -better than the
tight of a plain fare aorott his tatl
three times a day."
Bernard loitered here and there,
then made his way back. He was in
do baste to reach Chicago until a few
weeks Ixifore the time appointed for
his marriage, which was to take place
in the early autumn. Ono morning
in J i J he rang the bell of the Mun
son mansion and sent up his card to
the ladles. There was a step on the
stair, the trail of a garment and a
woman entered a woman of medium
height with a beautifully rounded fig
ure and a face of dazzling brilliancy.
kbo approached Bernard and cordially
extended her hand.
I came down to make your wel
come a little less inhospitable. Mr.
Nortoa" she said.
My aunt and cousin are, unfortu
nately, at a concert; they were not
aware of your return. You are quite
well? I do not find you so much
changed as I expected."
He looked at the charming speaker
in mute wonder.
I beg pardon I J" he began.
Her face was a ripple of smiles as
she regarded him. waiting '. him to
Is it possible I am so changed that
you do not know me? Have three
years aged Clarice Barton so much?"
For tho first time in hit life Ber
nard Norton lost his composure. He
sank into a chair with an ejaculation
Clarice Barton! ' he cried. Why.
It does not seem possible! When did
"Nearly two months ago." Miss
Barton replied with hot well-bred
composure as the gracefully seated
herself. My dear mother died in
Rome last winter. flEurope was un
endurable after that, so 1 came back
But you are so changed!" Bernard
murmured, after expressing regret at
Miss Barton smiled sadly.
"The years change us all, " she
said, 'they leave their mark."
"Oh, it is not that!" he hastened
to say. "You look not a day older
than when I last saw you; but
pardon my boldness you are wonder
I am like my mother's people."
Clarke answered quietly. "They all
mature late; and the climate of Italy,
where 1 remained most of tho time,
was very beneficial to me. I hope to
return in the course of a few months.
They fell to talking of their travel
and 12 o'clock struo c before Norton
thought they had been chatting
twenty minute. At that moment the
hall-door clanged and steps came to
wards them. He arose to his feet.
Impossible!" he said looking at
his watch. cannot have been here
an hour! Really "
What he would have said remained
unspoken, for Mrs. Munson and
Grace appeared in the doorway. His
betrothed was very becomingly
dressed, but so faded that she seemed
like the ghost of her former self.
Three years of society had done their
work. Tht, cheek had lost its bloom,
the nose was sharpened and the
beautiful eyes lacked luster. As she
stood beside Clarice ior a moment
she seomed utterly eclipsed by her
once plain cousin. fiVlfj
The meeting of the lovers was con
strained, and Bernard took his de
parture, promising to call next da',
which he did. Grace informed him
that he must wait patiently for two
more weeks before he couid see her
often, as she had engagements for
but you and Clarice can console
each other," she said. -It will be
pleasant to compare notes of travel."
Bernard was not slow to avail him
self of this opportunity, and for two
bright brief weeks he walked, talked,
drove and chatted with the charming
woman that he once slighted. What
a blind fool he had been! It was
Clarice he loved Clarice he had al
ways loved. She was the boy's fancy
and the man's ideal! It was this cul
tured. Interesting woman who suited
him, and not the faded, and frivolous
Grace. He grew mad with pain and
rage as he realised his position.
He walked into the parlorone after
noon, where Clarice was playing
Do not let mo disturb you." he
said, as she half rose from the piano.
"I am in a mood to have my savage
soul soothed by music. Are the
'I think so." answered Clarice. "I
have just returned from my walk and
have not seen them."
She played on softly, her dark,
dreamy eyes fixed on space. Bernard
looked at her with a brooding pas
sion. Suddenly he crossed over to
where she sat
Clarice" he cried, "my own
Clarice. 1 cannot be longer silentl I
love you I have always loved you.
Years ago you cast me off for a fool
ish whim and I tried to content
myself by forming other ties. I
know now that I have not fonrotten
you. Clarice, take me back again!"
His voice; was trembling with
emotion; but she stood coldly regard
ing him, and her voice was very harsh
as she said: "Mr. Norton, i cannot
excuse this behavior. I loved you
once very dearly, but you made
me ashamed of that love and I cast it
out I have for three years thought
of you as my cousin's betrothed,
almost her husband, and you insult
both her and me by your conduct
I supposed that you knew I was to
bo married as soon as my term of
mourning expires. Allow me to pass."
She' swept by him like a queen.
Tho alcove curtains parted and Grace
stood before him.
"1 have heard all.'' she said. 'Go,
and never let me see your face again!":'
She dropped the shining solitaire
which she had worn so long into his
hand, and pointed toward the door.
With bowed head he left her presence
aad went down tho marble steps for
the last time. He had played for
Bach in turn and lost . both. Texas
... Wkui tV'A'iearilna'ftiAf MM ftlld.
IUp t "Hut BUot."
The following pointed paragraph are
clipped from the "Chicago Free Trader'
edited by Norman Kapalee, on cf the
best little papers published in the
Harrison can soon return to Indiana
and take his old job a a railroad law
yer. Well, we are glad the Carnegie con
tributed a quarter million to the g. o. p. j
fund and lost it J
Now, that the Democrats have won j
such a sweeping victory they must d' j
something for the people, ebso they, too '
will be in the tureen in JJ. j
We have more tenant farmers here in
America than in Ireland. Of course J
this is a big country, and we do not
realize the true situation, but we have
the tenanto alle tamee and the situa-1
tion is becoming more and more critical ;
Carnegie's subscriptions to campaign 1
funds have all gone wrong this year. !
First, he contributed $5,000 to aid in
the election of Keir Hardie. Hardie
promptly Bent it to Carnegie's locked-
out workmen at Homestead. Then ho
contributed $100,000 as his personal
contribution to Carter's corruption
land and that, too, baa gone glimmer
ing. We want no farmers to farm the
farmers that farm the farms; on the
contrary, the farmers who farm the
farms should have the product of their
own labor and the other "farmers"
must be forced into some useful occupa
tion and mado to earn their own living.
instead of sponging it off the labor of
The farmer is devoured by usury be
cause he has borne the chief burden of
taxation; because he gives the transpor
tation companies one-half his crop to
get the other half to market, and ths
little that's left him after paying inter
est and taxes puts him on mighty short
The trouble is that our churches and
"charity" organizations do not eet
down to bed-rcck. In fact, they don't
tmuK. rney don't realize that there s
a cause for poverty and that if the
working women of Chicago had their
dues they would need no assistance in
the shape of charity. Think of a work
er being dependent upon charity!
One door in Vanderbilt's mansion cost
f"0,000. There are several million men
in the United States who would feel
like a king if they had a little cottage
all their own'wortti even $o00 -and yet
tms one door in vanderbilt s mansion
would build one hundred $500 cottages;
or house five hundred families. Itn't
there something wrong when one can
have so much as to invest &0,000 in a
door, and so many who are unable to
build even a $;00 "shanty"':'
The protective tariff policy of the g.
o. p. has been a standing invitation to
the scum of the old world to come here
and bring their cholera with them.
The people of the old world have been
assured that owing to protection we
pay higher wages. It has bten a lie from
s'art to finish, but it has had its effect
and foreigners, desirable and undesira
ble have been flocking to this country
at the rate of half a million a year for
years past and today we have three
million tramps. Labor is engaged in a
cut-throat competition for employment
and the price of labor, in consequence,
"A dollar now will buy more than
ever before," shouts the "honest"
moneyite. That's the trouble of it. It
buys too much of labor and of the pro
ducts of labor, and yet pays but one
dollar of indebtedness. The currency
has been so contracted that it now takes
fourtimes the wheat it did twenty years
ago to get a dollar, and yet the dollars
pays but one dollar of debt, no matter
if the debt was contracted twenty years
ago. It is these constantly appreciat
ing dollars that make it next to impos
sible for the man who is in debt to get
out, and forces him to contribute his
earnings, year by year, to Shylock la
payment of usury.
Congressman Tom L. Johnson of Ohio
suggests that the lower house of con
gress pass a tariff reform measure in
December ard send it to the senate. If
the senate will not pass it, or if Harri
son vatoes it, then call au extra session
as foon as possible after March 4th.
Such a plan will convince the people
that Democracy means "business", and
will put the responsibility upon the
Republicans, where is rightfully be
longs, for the need of calling the extra
session. It Is not at all probable that
the house bill would get past the senate
much less past Harrison, and we believe
an extra session absolutely necessary,
if reform work is put off till the regu
lar session of the 53d congress no meas
ure can get through before the summer
of 1894. Let Mr. Johnson's idea be
followed; give the Republicans a chat.ee
to assist the Democrats in complying
with the wishes of the people. If thev
will not do so, a long-plundered people
will endorse the calling of an extra
General Grosvenor of Iowa expresses
his opinion of Andrew Carnegie in
most vigorous terms. In a late inter
view he said:
Carnegie intentionally precipitated
the Homestead strike shortly before
the election in spite, against the re
publican party because it had cut down
the tariff on articles the Carnegie com
pany manuiactured. ine one man
who left Washington chagrined and
disappointed after we passed
the McKinley act, was this
man Carnegie. He sulked silently
for a time and then took his
revenge when hi opportunity offered
It is most significant that the Home
stead strike occurred at the very time
when workingmen throughout the
country were beginning to look ahead
and form their opinions as to what
course they should take in the national
election. I think a case could be made
out before any intelligent American
jury showing that the Homestead
trouble was purposely brought on by
Carnegie for its political effect.
Carnegie's name would go sown in
history as that of the- greatest coward
and sneak of tne age.
Why did he run off to Scotland when
he owed it to the republican party to
come and make decent explanations
and right the wrong he had done. If
he could not explain, be ought to have
sent $5,000,000 to the republican head
quarters at New York. It would have
been but a drop in the bucket compared
with the tremendous injury he did the
ftome Other iment, arm Keeping aiwayaiir
---a... . j
ramlilM That Ha HI4 la tabrokca
cfwMioa. thm Nu.'ad Ofilr.
The church of England hat had
many examples of clerical families.
In tome cates these families, having
inherited the presentation of a living,
have very naturally trought up one
of their members in holy orders
to keep the benefice la the family.
In othera doubtless, a ttrong theo
logical bias has almost forced its
members to enter the church; and it
has been suggested, says Chambers'
Journal that these clerical 'amities
have inherited from their ancestors
sermons, and thus having a good
stock of these essentials have chosen
the preaching career merely to utilize
One of the oldest clerical families
is the Collins family of CornwalL
This was founded at the reformation
by one of the curliest of the married
priests, a certain Edward Collins, who
was instituted recto- of lllogan in
153J. He and his descendants were
recrtors of the same place for the next
one hundred and tifty-one yeara a
break of twelvo years excepted. For
five generations the clerical descent
of this family runs from father to son;
then for two generations from uncle
to a nephew; then a father and son;
diverging from the main line it goes
for two generations fi-om uncle to a
nephew who is now living thus mak
ing a total of eleven generationa each
represented by one or more clergy
men, lor a period of over three hun
dred and fifty years some member of
the Collins family has been in holy
orders. The ollins family has been
connected with the church for half a
century longer than the Newcome
family, to which, however, it must
yield the palm as regards the distinc
tion attained by its members.
How Insects Ilrenthe.
Insects generally breathe through
special pores in various parts of their
bodies and if these pores are closed
by oil they aro suffocated. Anyone
may test this by dropping sweet oil
on the thorax of a wasp; it very soon
dies. For this reason oil has been
found one of the best things to use for
the destruction of insects.
A ltrcutiir Lady Killer.
Gus De Smith What Dudely.
Dudely Canesuckor Whenever a
girl fulls in lovo with me I buy a new
tie, so at the end of the year, don't
you see. by counting the necktiea I
know exactly how many hearts lhave
broken. --Texas Siftings.
Not Quite Free.
New Arrival Oi waz towld this wai
a free country.
Friend-Well, isn't it?
New Arrival Indade it is not Oi
had to sthay at Sandy Hook foive days
an' then be f umygated befar Oi cud get
on th' police foorce.
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