Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, May 26, 1904, Image 5

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I bars aeeu a wondrou picture of "that old meetheart of mine,"
Of the girl whoM iul U fairer than the world' most sacred shrine;
And the long moothi seemed a nothing, for I beard her koftly aigh,
And oa t mora I m her lover iu the happy day gone by.
And I stood there gazing on her a a soul from outer space
Gaze through the gate of heaven ou an angel's deathless face;
All tba world around forgotten: all the past a mystic dream;
With the old love burning lu uie and iu passion all supreme.
Every nerve within my being teemed a harp atriug tuned to love.
Trembling with the music learned from Iarael above,
Al I atood there to the alienee with her fair face close to mine.
And my tired apirit louglog for the dayi that were divine.
Hluwly fired the (hip of evening out Into the sea of niht:
Hiowly into darkness faded all nave mem'ry' holy light:
And the dream of life was ended. Hut the star of tueiu'ry shine
Through the aoul'a wide-open window ou "that old sweetheart of mine.'
THE doctor looked into the wom
an' brave eye and alowly pro
nounced her sentence.
"The operation must take place with
in a few day or "
"Or what'?''
"It may be too late to operate at all.
"And 1 will get through It safely?"
"I hope so."
"You are not sure. You think there
la a rink?"
"There In always a risk lu every
opera tlnti." he answered evasively.
"Tell tne the truth, doctor; I c:in bear
The old lunn looked Into tin desper
ate eyes a 'id put his band getilly on
the woman' shoulder.
"You are a brave woman. I will tell
you the truth. This operation will be
a very serious one lu fact, there Is
only a chance that yuu will survive It.
Hut there Is a chance, and for the sake
of It you must not lose heart. "
"Couldn't I wait till next month
Just for a fev- weeks longer? It surely
would not make any difference If it
was postponed till then."
"My child," the doctor answered, "If
we postponed It for a few weeks, for
even one week, you will lose jour one
chance of recovery. Besides, you will
auffer such a cony that your life will
be unbearable. Let me advise you, and
make up your mind to go throiiitli It
"Within the next few days. You
must go Into the hospital to-morrow to
be prepared for It."
Then he explained the arrangements
he would iniike for her, and after lis
tening In a dazed, half stupid fashion,
Hllzabeth smWI "good -by" to him, tun!
wearily went out In the cold and dark
ness of the December evening.
She drove alone In a tiunsom with
tears running down her white cheeks,
and her heart rebelling at the cruel
hand of 1'nle tliHt had so unsparingly
dealt her this blow. Had she deserved
It'? Was this trial sent to her because
abe hud set one man upon a pedestal
and worshiped him to the exclusion of
the whole world? Ur wus It because
abe, like a fool, had thrust away with
laughing eyes the happiness that had
been held out to her, and the gods had
guessed It wus only a freak, and were
punishing her because she Insolently
played with the best tblng they bad to
give? months ago, when David
Woo re bad started to tell her bow dear
ahe was to him, she bad stopped him
with a laugh, and had warned him that
H would be wiser to wait till he re
turned from abroad before he decided
that ahe was the "only woman In the
world." She did not know why she
had done It; why, when her heart was
craving for bis love, she had coquetted
and warded him off. Hut right deep
down she knew that It was for his own
take, to give it t id a fair chance of see
ing other younger, more beautiful
'.vomers, before b let blm tell her that
ahe was the best of all.
"I'll be back lu six months, Ellr.it
teth," he said, holding her hands, tight
ly, and looking Into the sweet gray
yes. "I'll come straight to you. You
will listen to me then; you will then
believe that 1 am In earnest." And so
ho left her.
And now the six months were at an
end; for that morning a telegram had
come telling her of bis arrival in Eng
land, and to expect to see blm to-night.
She bad lived every hour of her life
In these months for David; everything
be did was for bis sake was to
please him, And now, when the time
had really come, and he would be with
her In u few hours, she must gather
up her strength and send him away
without a word of love, without a sign
of regret.
It was because the pain bad waged
ao fiercely through the night that she
determined to go to a doctor to beg
for something to give her relief, for
the time at least. She had gone, and
had bud her sentence pronounced.
Although be hail not actually snld bo,
Elizabeth guessed that even If she did
survive the .operation she would al
ways he a weak, delicate woman. And
In her great love she decided to sacri
fice even one hour of Joy she could
never hour to be a drag on David, she
must send blm away again without ex
plaining the reasoiL
When she arrived at the house where
aim lived in Kensington, she turned
down the lamps under their rod shades
and told the maid to put more coal on
the Ore, She derided lo postpono her
preparation of her lllnesa until afler
ber visitor hud gone, Kbe would only
lave time now to prepare herself for
the scene she must go through with
Afler she had some tea she went to
her room. The frock she bad chosen to
wear was lying on the bed. It was a
soft blue silk, and was very simply
made. Quickly she put It back into
the wardrobe and took down one that
wa Just sufficiently old-fashioned to
be dowdy.
"Molly said I look twenty In blue
and thirty-five In black," she whis
pered, as she laid It on the bed.
Then she unfastened her hair. Hhe
remembered some one saying, "To part
the hair lu the center either makes a
woman look much older or much
younger than she actually is. I think,
Elizabeth, that It makes yon look much
older." Taking up the comb, she care
fully made a parting down the center
of her head and twisted ber hair into a
tight knob at the back.
The reflection that the mirror sent
back to ber made her shudder.
Then she put on the dowdy black
frock. I'gb! she did look plain and old
ami commonplace. No man could make-
love to a woman who looked like that.
And of all men, not David Moore, for
she knew so well that he liked a worn
an to be good to look at.
Having finished her strange toilet,
she went down to her silting room, and
waited. Fifteen minutes later her vis
Itor came.
Elizabeth saw blm start and the sur
prised look lu bis eyes us she held out
her bund to him and asked coolly how
be had enjoyed his trip.
"Are you 111, Elizabeth?" he said,
quickly, without answering her, and
looking anxiously at the face that had
changed almost beyond recognition
since he last saw it
"No, no! Why should I be III?"
"You look so white and "
"Old." she finished. "Well, I am six
months older you must remember
since you went away, and I am not the
type of woman who wears well."
"Is anything the matter? Are you
In trouble?"
"What should there be to trouble
me? 1 never uo nnyuiing nut nave a
good time. I love excitement, and all
that sort of tblng."
The man looked as If he was not
sure he had heard aright
"No," Elizabeth continued. "I am
not really different, but you have been
accustomed to fresh young faces late
ly, and so poor mine seems old and
withered In comparison. Hut please
don't waste the time In discussing my
appearance. Tell me how you enjoyed
your visit."
"Fairly; but I was so anxious to get
back to Ixmdon to see you again that
I did not think much about !t. You
know why I wished to be here by the
loth. Elizabeth?"
She looked as though she wag trying
to remember.
"Darling," be went ou, coming close
to her, "you have not forgotten that
you snld you would iisten to me when
I returned. Y'ou know, without any
words, that you are the dearest worn
an In the world to me, and that I wish
you for my wife."
"Your wife!' she echoed, with a
sneering laugh. "Thank you, no. 1
must decline the honor."
"Elizabeth!" and his face went white
ar be held ber ha mis tightly, "what do
vou mean?"
"Just that," she said. "I decline the
"Then," and he dropped her hands
and turned away, "I had betfef go. I
was a conceited fool. Forgive me
My love for you has carried me too
Even In the half-lit room, Eliza
beth's face looked strangely white as
she put her hand to her side and lean
ed buck In the cushions.
Hut she laughed again.
"Ah. It does not matter. You will
forget It as readily as I will. And per
haps, after all. It was my own fault.
Hut you must always allow for a worn
an changing ber affections. It is a
woman's way, you know."
"No, I did not know," coldly.
"Why not? She tuny vary ber frocks
why not her affections?'
"For heaven's sake, don't talk like
that. You might bo il heartless flirt
by your tone." ' :
"I hardly think ) am that, for your
sex does not Interest me sufficiently
Hut I am a woman of the world, and
not a silly, lovesick girl.'
"I never Imagined you to be a silly
love-sick girl, nny more than I thought
of you as a 'woman of the world,' as
vou nut It. Perhaps It win amuse you
to bear that I wan foolish enough to
think you were well, altogether dif
ferent." "Yes, It la rather absurd." she an
swered, driving ber nails into ber left
hand as she stood up and held out ber
right one to him. "Good by. There Is
no ueed to extend this interview. Be
sides, I am busy to-night. You will
excuse me."
lie took her baud and held it tight
ly, as he looked Into the tired gray
"ElizalsHb, Elizabeth." he wblsjMr
eL "what does It all mean? Have you
nothing kind to say to me?"
"Y'es; forget me as soon as you ran.
And you will lose your beauty sleep
if you don't go quickly."
He dropped her hand and went out
of the bouse.
Her acting had been a success, too
much of a success, for not only bad
he gone away with the Idea that she
was indifferent to blm, but she bad
forced him to despise her for her lev
ity. Yet, after all. It was better thus;
It would le less difficult for hi in to
cast her out of bis heart.
Hhe certainly did look plain. Yet her
apjiearance had not made any differ
ence to blm. Ab! that look of concern
lu his eves when be asked her If she
was 111. Why couldn't she have told
blm? It would have been so sweet to
have had his loving sympathy!
And If her operation was to be as se
rious, and the result as fatal, as she
feared, was there not some way in
which she might, before It was too
late, wipe out the false Impression she
had made to-night? She could not
bear the thought that be would think
bitterly of her afterward. Surely It
would be some comfort to him to know
the truth then. Yes, he must be told.
She would write a letter and confess
all. If she lived, It must be destroyed;
if she died, It must Is; delivered.
"I have sent you away from me,"
she wrote, "and am now breaking my
heart because 1 will never look Into
your face again. David, to-night I
acted a part to you. I forced myself
to lie cold and false. I made myself
a fright to prevent yon telling me of
your love. I knew that If you did so
I would not have the strength to re
sist you. I did not want yon to guess
that I cared. I wanted you to think
me a heartless flirt to despise me
anything, rather than you should re
gret or have a heart ache.
"To-day my doctor told me that I
must go under the knife within the
next few days. He said that there
was a slight chance, but in my heart
I know that. If I do live, I will be a
weak, sickly woman. Hut I don't be
lieve tliere la n chance, so I want to
tell you how dear you are to me be
fore it Is too late. I love you as only a
woman can love a tun n who represents
everything that Is good and strong and
true to her. For nearly two jours
have waited to hear you say what you
said to-night. Six months ago I pre
vented you because I was not quite
sure; I thought It would be wiser for
you to wait until you returned. I
could not realize that the glory of your
love should be showered on me. I
thought It fair for you to see other
women before you offered your life to
"David. I want you to understand
how desperately hard It was to refuse
to listen to you to-night. It was the
greatest sucrlticc I have ever made In
my life, and I prayed for strength to
do It. My whole being revolted at the
part I set myself to play, although I
felt It was best for you now and af
terward. Can you forgive me, Da
vid?" She then rang for her maid, and, af
ter explaining about what was to hap
pen to her, she gave her the letter and
said what she wished her to do with
No surgeon can ever be quite certain
to what length a disease has spread
until bo starts to use the knife, and
oftentimes he finds It more or less se
rious thun be anticipated.
So It was that when Dr. Sanders
commenced to operate on Elzabeth
Trent he was agreeably surprised to
find that, Instead of her case being
most complicated, It was merely an
ordinary one.
"She will be all right now, nurse,"
the great surgeon said after the opera
tion. "Fortunately, It has not been so
serious as we feared. It Is a decidedly
Interesting case, and she will pull
through splendidly with careful nurs
ing." It was two weeks later when Eliza
beth asked ber maid If she had de
stroyed the letter she had given to her
the eve of the operation.
"Destroy It, Miss Elizabeth?" the
woman answered. "I though you said
to post It If you lived.
"Oh, Harmon! Y'ou surely have not
sent that letter?"
"Yes, Miss Elizabeth, I have. I
thought you wanted me to destroy It
If anything happened to you, and to
post It If you got safely through the
operation. I waited until last night to
make sure that you did not have a re
lapse, then I thought It wns time."
Heforo Elizabeth could answer, a
nurse came In with a florist's box In
her hand and a bright smile on her
"Tills is for you, Miss Trent," she
said. "Shall I unfasten It?"
Elizabeth cried out In Joyous sur
prise at the wealth of beautiful flow
ers with which the !ox was filled. Hut
her eyes went beyond them to a letter
that lay partly bidden In their leaves.
"It Is from David," she whispered
softly, as she gazed nt the dear, fa
miliar handwriting. Aa she opened It
with quick, trembling Angers, the
nurse and Harmon quietly went out
of the room.
"My darling," Elisabeth read, "I
have just received your letter. Only
half an hour before, I met Mansfield,
and he told me of your Illness. I
thought he must be mistaken, but h
said hi wlfa had been to see you a
the hospital yesterday. My first lm
pulse was to go and beg them to let
me see you, but I remembered thai
you would not care to have me. Feel
lug deadly miserable, I went back t
uiy rooms, and there found your lettei
waiting for me. Oh, Elizabeth! Il
seems too wonderful to be true that
you should love me like that. Why
my dear, you were never more lovabli
iu my eyes than you were that night
You looked ill and tired, and I longe
to have the right to take care of yo
and shield you from all annoyances
When I remember the hard things 1
said I ieel that it will take all mj
life to endeavor to wipe them out
Elizabeth, almost as soon as yoa rea
this I will be with you. And then
mi- atonement will commence." Blaci
and White.
Halt i:rd by Recruiting Aarenta mac
Getting recruits for the zoologica
park U not by any means the easies
thing in the world, though the author!
ties themselves do not bear much o'
the trouble In this connection. Thi
work Is mainly done by travelers an(
natives of countries from which th
wild beasts come, from whom the vari
oils zoological societies of the work
buy. except when the purchases art
made from professional wild -beasj
Some of the hitler employ regular re
erultlng agents, whom they send oir
whenever they receive orders whlcl
they cannot execute with stock thej
have in band. If the park authorise
order an Afrieau Hon of a dealer ant
the dealer has not a suitable beast oi
hand recruiting lions In Africa begini
at once and continues until a goo
specimen has been obtained.
The different methods by which thi
various wild animals are captured li
their native state ore interesting. I.loni
are generally caught by being templet
to thrust their bends through nooses o
strong cords composed of twistef
hides. Pieces of meat are used foj
bait, but frequently the hunters lmvi
many days of hard chasing before tin
lion can be persuaded to try the noose
When he does the cords are pulUsJ
quickly around his throat, stilling him
and other stout cords lire then boun
around bU legs. Restoratives are thet
administered to revive the animal
whose efforts to free himself from tin
noose have brought on exhaustion, an
he is carried away and put In a special
ly constructed cage for shipment
Tigers are more savage than lioin
and can rarely be captured when full
grown. Kecruitlng is accordingly car
rled on among the cubs, tlie parent
tigers being killed and the young, lef'
without protectors, being easily caught
The cubs readily accustom themselvei
to captivity.
Perhaps the most difficult of all wll
animals to capture Is the giraffe, sayi
the New York Times. In addition t
being very rare, giraffes are exceeding
ly timid and are very swift-footed
Tliere Is no special way to capture I
giraffe, as almost every way has beei
tried, and all have been almost equallj
unsuccessful. The method which hai
occasionally resulted In a capture is bj
using a long cord, at each end of whlcll
Is a round weight. This cord Is throwi
by the hunter In such a manner as t
wind around the animal's legs, elthei
bringing It to the ground or renderini
It incapable of escaping before It Ii
made a prisoner. Most of the giraffei
In captivity have been caught bj
chance when young.
Savage Athletes.
In this age of athletics one might
think that no people ever showed so
much Interest In feats of muscular
might and skill as those who have per
fected football; but modern games, and
even the games of the Greeks at Olym
pla, may have been more than match
ed by the sports of peoples who ar
now held in little esteem. A write!
on the Canary Islands gives an account
of their athletic training which makes
even tbe college giants of to-day seem
weak and effeminate.
Tbe Canary Islands were subjected
by Spain about the time Columbus dis
covered America. The conquest wai
due solely to the superiority of Euro
pean weapons, and not to better skill
and prowess. The native soldiers were
trained athletes, developed under a
system which held athletic sports on
Important business, like military drill,
Spanish chronicles have left us ac
counts of the sports of the Islanders.
From babyhood they were trained to
be brisk In self-defense. As soon as
they could toddle the children were
pelted with mud balls, that they might
learn how to protect themselves. When
they were boys stones and wooden
darts were substituted for the bits of
In this rough school they acquired
the rudiments of warfare which on
iibled them, during tholr wars with
the Spaniards, to catch In their hands
the nrrows shot from their enemies'
After the conquest of the Canaries
n native of the Islands was seen nt
Seville who, for a shilling, let a man
throw at him as nniny stones as he
pleased from a distance of eight paces.
Without moving his left fisit ho avoid
ed every stone. 1
Another native used lo defy nny one
to hurl an orange at him with so great
rapidity that he could not catch It
Three men tried this, each with a
dozeti oranges, and the Islander caught
every orange. As a further test, hi
hit his antagonists with each of the
Fragrance of White Flower.
Plants with white blossoms have a
larger proportion of fragrant flowers;
than any other.
I I I I l I
Tbe MUtletoe Bough.
Tit mistletoe bung in the castle hall.
The bolly branch shone on tbe old oak
And the baron' retainer were blithe and
And keeping their Christma holiday.
The bron beheld with a father's pride
His beautiful child, young Ixjvell' bride;
While ahe with ber bright eye eemed
to be
The star of thi goodly company.
"I'm weary of dancing now," she cried;
"Here tarry a moment I'll bide, I'll
And, Lovell, be sure thou'rt 6rt to trace
The clew to my secret lurking place."
Away she ran and hrr friends began
Each tower to ercb, and each Dook to
And young Lovell cried, "O, where dost
thon hide?
I'm lonesome without thee, my own dear
rhey sought her that night, aud they
sought her next day,
And they sought ler In vain when a
week passed away;
In the highest, the lowest, the loneliest
Young Lovell sought wildly but found
her not.
And years flew by, and their grief at last
Was told as a sorrowful tale long past;
Ami when Lovell appeared, the children
See! the old man weeps for his fairy
At length an onk chest, tlist had long
lain hid.
Was found in the castle they raised the
And a skeleton form lay mouldering
In the bridal wreath of that lady fair!
(), hhiI wus her fnte! in sportive jest
She hid from her lord in the old oak
It closed with a spring! and, dreadful
The bride lay clnsped in her living
'-Thomas Haynes Bayly.
"Only Waiting."
Only waiting till the shadows
Are a little longer grown,
tinly wniting till the glimmer
Of the day's lust beam is flown;
Irill the night of enrth Is failed
From the heart, once full of day;
Till the stars of hpnvon are brenking
Through the twilight soft and gray.
Only waiting till the reapers
Have the Inst Rliesf gnthered home,
For the summer time is faded,
And the autumn winds have come.
Uuirkly, reapers! gather quickly
The last ripe hours of my heurt,
For the bloom of life is withered,
And I hasten to depart.
)nly waiting till the angels
Open wide the mystic gate.
At whose feet I long have lingered,
Weary, poor and desolate.
Even now I hear the footsteps.
And their voices far away;
If they call me, I am waiting.
Only waiting to obey.
t)nly waiting till the shadows
Are a little longer grown,
Only waiting till the glimmer
Of the day's last beam is flown.
fheD from out the gathered darkness,
Holy, deathless stars shall rise,
3y whose light my soul shall gladly
Tread its pathway to the skies.
Frances Laughton Mace.
fiillionalrea Whose Live Are Made
Miserable by Crank and Promoter.
Three men In tbe Wall street dls
jlct. New Y'ork, receive requests In
.he course of a year to back schemes
ihe financing of which would break
he Hank of England or bankrupt the
oveniment of the United States. They
ire John W. Ja'tes, J. Pierpont Mor
pin and Edwin Hawley. These propo
sals run through the whole gamut of
Himan Ingenuity, from a new method
if scratching matches to the promo
;ion of a South American revolution
r the prevention of earthquakes and
ither seismic disturbances. They pour
n by letter and persons from all quar
ers of the globe.
These things are the penalty of spec
acuiur wealth. They are some of the
roubles that beset the man who makes
lis millions with a blare of trumpets
ind under the glare of limelights.
Mr. Gates has been hounded so by
mportunnte persons that ho hardly
Jares set foot In the street. He was
mportuned In restaurant after restau
'ant, until In self-protection he had a
lining-room fitted up In his office and
there he now takes his luncheon. Mr.
Morgan has been forced to adopt the
tamo method.
One of the things that bothers Mr.
Morgan most, although it cosls him no
money, Is the camera with a fiend be
lind it. If there is one thing he hates
aiore than all others It is being photo
'ogrnphed, and he lins become nn
idept In springing from the door of
lis office building into a coupe and
nnglng the door behind blm . It was
!ie who wns the recipient of the pro
posal that be finance a scheme for
linking enrtliquiikcs Impossible. Just
tfter the eruption of Mount Pelee a
Frenchman wrote him, most earnestly
nsklng bis help and assuring hlin there
vere millions of dollars In the plan.
Scarcely a day passes but some man
writes to him of the unearthing of a
priceless painting, disfigured by time,
hut bearing beyond all doubt traces of
ihe work of some dead master. An
ither class of men whose palms Itch
'or some of the Morgan money are
the book agents, not only the Inoffen
sive pnes who have editions dc luxe to
sell, but toe one who are preparing
volume of biographies of tbe moneyed
men of the country n which the per
son approached may have his history
written up at ao many thousand dol
lars a page. There bj also the biblio
maniac, who fastens himself upon Mr.
Morgan to dispose of some ancient
tome, colored in red by a monk and
in yellow by Father Time.
Mr. dates has bad opportunities bj
place himself in tbe class with Santoa
Dumont as a navigator of the air and
to become a second Castro in the for
mation of a new South American re
public. Three men with theories of
airships who needed only uiyuey to
make them fly have offered Mr. Gates'
a handsome share in ventures if he1
would produce the capital for con
struction. Mr. Hawley, who was a protege ot
Collis P. Huntington, has been be
aleged more by Western promoters be
cause he came from the Pacific coast
Offers of interest in mines in th
Western States and in South America,
Mexico aud Europe have been caat at
him as If the whole world were
Klondike and be the first miner oq
the ground.
Why He I Generally 1-eft In Ihe Rest
by the Country Boy.
That the country Is the better placa
to raise boys is tbe teaching of all ex
perieuce. Go over the list of the men
who have done things In your city. A
large majority of them are country
bred. Why?
The boy wherever you find him
needs wide spaces for the development
of the vita) forces that are In him.
He instinctively covets elbow room,
'lue Isjylsh swath is a wide one. H
Is necessarily noisy. He bubbles ovei
for the same reason a tea kettle does.
He is full of spontaneity and rum
over. In the city be Is cribbed, ca
bined and confined. He has littU
chance to let himself out. What won
der tbe roundly developed country lad
beats blm to the goal.
Poor city lad. Here Is the plctur
Secretary Shaw gives of him, in a re
cent address: "The boy is tbe most
valuable product of society, but In tin
city he is not fairly treated, lie hu-ki
a chance for the free play of his Na
ture. His parents seldom give him
gymnasium or a shop or even a rooa,
of his own. They are afraid he will
spoil the furniture. It is too expen
sive to let him do as he pleases. S
they give him money and let him go t
the streets which are often an ope
gate to hell." The picture is true.
Poor city lad. There are no wid
echoing fields or shady woods when
he may wander at his will, giving full
play and proper vent to the life force!
that run riot in his veins. To him
there is no call of the wild. For hint
there is no company and touch of Na
ture which the country boy knowi
and feels.
At home they say of the city boy
that he Is rude and awkward and de
structive. What wonder! The only
wonder is he doesn't explode. He !
all boy. That's why he is worth rais
lng! Expressions oi energy in the boy
spell Force. He has in him the mak
lng of a man. Why scold him anJ
spoil his temper for being what he isl
Why spoil him by trying to make hin.
what he Is not?
An unspoiled boy city or country
is about the finest thing on two legs.
He is affectionate under his vest Ha
is sympathetic If you know how tu
reach his sympathies. He is honest
And frank. And above all, be standi
for fair play. Later on, as a man, h
may lose many of these virtues, but ai
a boy he Is admirable.
Give the city boy his chance. Let
him go to the country at every oppop
tunity. Let him build a shop in th
back yard or in the cellar if he chooa
es. Give him a room of his own. OI
course the room will be topsy turvej
betimes. Of course. He is not a youn
gentleman. He Is a boy, God bles
him. Let him bring his comrade!
home with him. Let them togethei
romp and raise caln. Give the citj
boy a vent The country-raised boy
has beaten the city-ralscd boy becausi
he has had a better chance. Dei
Moines News.
Making; a Good Citizen.
A 13-year-old Italian boy lately pre.
pared an essay on the duties of citizen
ship, for a club in New Y'ork. Among
the rules which he laid down are th
"If I want to be a good citizen I
must be true to my country, true to
my stute and true to my city, If I do
not vote I will not be doing my duty,
I must have my own Judgment to vott
for the man I think Is best qualified
for the office for which he has been
nominated If I don't I won't be doing
my duty. I must not let anybody
bi lbo me to vote for a man I think dot,
fitted for an office. It will also be uij
duty to be Industrious and self-supporting,
so as not to bo a burden and
a nuisance to the public. I must pay
taxes, so that the government enn In
mn itita Inert and the officers of the gov
ernment paid, because the government
Is for my good. When 11 Is necrssnry
I must help to maintain order and al
ways be ready for public service, amj
in case of war serve my country. I
should know the history of my country
nnd be an Intelligent reader and clos
observer of current events.''
Huaala'a Purchase.
Russia bought from the Unlte4
States In 1WB nearly 20,000,)00 wortl
of goods, which Is double the averagi
for previous years, and sold the l'nlte
States nearly $11,(100,000 worth, whlcl
Is an Increase of 50 per cent over pr
vlous years.
We give a man credit for Ih1ii
level-headed If be Isn't above our level.