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"Willow, leaning with your fingers
Soft on face that never lingers.
Ever changing, ever flowing
To a bourne beyond your knowing;
Bending joyfully yet plaining.
As you wooed him to remaining
With the aspect of the minute
You caress, forever in it!
Willow lithe, you seem to capture
Passion in its utmost rapture.
All the Joy of lover's presence.
All the charm of evanescence!
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
(Copyright. 1905. by
"You see." said John Pegley. "luck
1s dead against me. I've had it on my
tongue's end to ask Miss Phipps to
marry me for six months. I've pol
ished up the words so that I'm sure
ahe would say 'yes.' if she could only
hear 'em, but I can't get a chance.
The moment I get alone with her and
get my mouth open to say those words
some one always breaks in. either her
mother or that fool Dempsey who's
dangling after her."
"Why don't you write 'em and send
'em by post?" asked the Captain.
"Because they were made up to be
spoken, and it took six months nearly
to get 'em together. They wouldn't
go well written. They must be spok
en." "There never was a head wind," re
marked Captain Holly, impressively,
"but what, with a right handlin' of the
braces and the wheel, some sort of
progress can be made. I can rig a
plan to have those words of your'n
spoke as easy as twistin' a line over
n belayin pin."
Mr. Pegley looked at his friend ad
miringly. "Now." said the Captain, "suppose
I ask Miss Nora Phipps to go sailing
in my boat down to Crane Island.
She'd go in a minute, for no one
has a better boat in the harbor. Sup
pose, as we go down to the boat, we
should happen to meet you and ask
you to go along. When we gets to
the Island I may walk up and look at
the rocks, and you and Nora could
walk along the beach "
"Captain!" cried Mr. Pegley, "you're
"My conscience isn't clear, my lad."
retorted the Captain. "I'm no marryin
man myself, and I'm not anxious to
get other people to make fools of
themselves. No wife for Thomas
Holly, my lad."
"Thank you for the plan." cried
Pegley. wringing his hand. "It's
In a new pea jacket Captain Holly
walked down the wharf in company
with Nora Phipps. the prettiest girl
in Kedham. Suddenly from behind a
pile of goods appeared Mr. John
Pegley looking as little like a man
taken unawares as possible.
In response t the cordial invitation
oi Captain Holly to accompany tliein
on a sail to Crane Island. Mr. Peg
ley, with a. clumsy foint of doubt if
business would permit him the out
ing, consented, and the party were
about to embark, when Nora asked
them to wait a few moments.
"Why. we are all ready." expostu
lated the Captain.
"Mother's going." said Nora, inno
cently, "and we must wait for her."
The Captain looked at Mr. Pegley
with consternation written legibly on
his bronzed countenance, and Mr.
Pegley looked seaward with all sorts
of expressions on his face.
A tall, somewhat bony fenialo came
rapidly down the wharf and joined
"We're very much obleeged for the
hinritation. Captain." said Mrs.
Phipps. "hit's so 'ot and dusty in the
Captain Holly said nothing though
the muscles of his throat worked curi
ously. Probably with a view of making the
boat sail better. Captain Holly, having
seated himself in the stern, piled
lunch baskets and wraps in such a
way as to form a barricade between
himself and Mrs. Phipps. but that
lady's somewhat rasping voice easily
overleaped this obstruction and kept
the Captain busy on the trip to the
When Crane Island was reached
the Captain ran his boat alongside a
small wharf and the occupants disem
barked. Mr. Pegley at once led iss
Nora along the beach, and Mrs. Phipps
expressed a longing to visit the rocks
in the center of the Island.
Now. the expedition had been un
dertaken for the express purpose of
"Captain!" cried Mr. Pegley, "you're a
affording Mr. John Pegley an unin
terrupted opportunity of telling Miss
Nora Phipps that he loved her. It
was a plan of the Captain's, and he
felt a laudable pride in it The in
stincts of self-preservation told him
plainly not to be alone with the dan
gerous Mrs. Phipps, but to keep with
Pegley and Nora meant a wreck of
the plan. Captain Holly walked to
wards the rocks with Mrs. Phipps.
"Nora's a lot of hadmirers," said
Mrs. Phipps, "heverybody runs hafter
a pretty face. My 'usband who's dead
and ipf 'eaven never cared for beauty."
"Billy Phipps was a man who was
eneV pleased," said Captain Holly, do-
log Jnstice to his dead acquaintance.
" Mrs. Fnipfs looked darkly at the
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i a pretty face," she retorted, with
"When Nora gets married Hi'll be
hall alone." continued Mrs. Phipps, in
The sweat came out on the Cap
tain, and he looked anxiously towards
the beach. He could have weighed
anchor in this time, and surely a man
could ask a woman to marry him with
in the same space.
As they debouched from behind the
rocks, to the Captain's confounding,
he beheld Pegley and Nora in the boat
some distance from the shore, the
former plying the oars.
"Ahoy," bellowed the Captain, "what
are you about?"
"Be back in a jiffy." yelled Pegley.
in return, "only a little row."
"Look out for the tide," shouted
the Captain anxiously.
Pegley promptly sought to return
For three mortal hours did Captain
Holly and Mrs. Phipps parade the
to the Island, but the tide was too
strong for him and the boat drifted
rapidly towards the town.
"Hoist sail and come back, you
can't make it rowing," halloed the
But Mr. Pegley knew nothing about
sailing, and lie valued his life, so, with
a despairing wave of his hand to
wards the Island, he allowed the boat
to drift with. the tide.
The Captain said something which
made Mrs. Phipps place her hands
over her ears.
"My 'usband never swore," she said
"We're marooned," growled the
"What's that?" asked Mrs. Phipps.
"Why, we're left on the bloody
Island, and I don't know when we'll
get off of it."
Mrs. Phipps screamed.
"What will the people say? They'll
say Hi've heloped with you."
"No they won't cried the Captain,
desperately, "they'll know nobody
would run away with you."
"Hi can never face the people again
unless " but Mrs. Phipps was speak
ing to the air. Captain Holly was
running down the beach.
Arriving at a nook in the rocks he
sat down and wiped his brow.
"What made you run so fast?"
gasped Mrs. Phipps, appearing at the
month of the nook.
The Captain adroitly changed an ex
pression on his lips to, "I was hunting
for a ship to take us off."
"Hit's real cozy in here." said Mrs.
Phipps. seating herself by the Cap
tain, "hit'd be a nice place for a
"I'll go down to the beach." ex
claimed the Captain, "there might be
a ship in sight."
"Hi'll go with you," said Mrs.
Phipps. "Hi'm tired of sittin'."
For three mortal hours did Captain
Holly and Mrs. Phipps parade the
beach until a passing tug spied them
and bore them to the town.
"Captain." said Mr. Pegley, the next
morning, addressing the Captain, who
was wrapped in Cimmerian gloom,"
your plan was a first rate one; there
was only one thing made it not work.
Nora had accepted Dempsey the night
"The plan worked all right,"
groaned the Captain, "my plans al
ways have somethin in 'em. I'm en
gaged to Mrs. Phipps."
Sassafras Tea His Tonic.
The odor' of the sassafras tea cir
culates around the private office of
Acting Secretary Adee in the state de
partment. Washington, these days.
Two months in the year Mr. Adee
drinks tea, but in March and April
he brews sassafras by way of spring
medicine. He has a tiny brewing out
fit tucked away in his desk and when
the thirst comes upon him he boils
a little water and makes him a cup of
tea. And no matter what weighty in
ternational problem is under discus
sion Mr. Adee sets it aside for a few
minutes when the time for such re
"When John S. Sargent, the artist,
was in New York the last time he vis
ited the gallery of a millionaire whose
taste in art matters is not of the high
est. A thousand pictures were on
view, but they had been selected with
woeful lack of discretion. The mil
lionaire conducted Mr. Sargent about
the place and waited vainly for the
expected word of praise. At length
he said in despair: "At least, Mr
Sargent yon will agree that my collec
tion is a tolerable one, won't yon?"
"Tolerable yes." was the grim reply,
"but what would yon think of s tsl-
11 I Style That Will Be Much Worn. KllfTmJMiV;1
Style That Will Be Much Worn.
Walking ikirts built of irregular
checks orplaids. preferably in black
and white.ill be very popular. The
skirts are mfcde up In many different
ways. The greatest success is found
in the bias circular skirt with front
seam and perhaps two side plaits
down the middle front. A smart little
bolero or other short coat accompa
nies this walking skirt much better.
The skirt with many'ores is another
model much in evidence, but It must
flare well below the knees. The very
latest gored skirt is smooth over the
hips, but is easy below the hip line
and is quite full before it reaches even
the line of the knee. The back, though
it may close snugly and smoothly at
the top. falls in fullness below the
placket. Hip yokes are much used,
notwithstanding that its disuse was
prophesied. The newest yoke is short
in the front and back and longer at
the sides, giving an opportunity for
fullness at the hip line. A number
of smart models have plain narrow
front breadths made to suggest a box
plait which are cut in one with the
hip yoke; and in one with this loke
also are flat panels running from
yoke to hem and side and back, while
between them the skirt falls in side
plaits over box plaits.
Valuable German Discovery.
A substance possessing curious
properties is announced in Germany
a compound of carbolic acid, sa
ponine and camphor with a little tur
pentine. This mixture, it is asserted,
will solidify when heated and melt
again when cooled. Solidification with
heat is a property of albuminous sub
stances such as the white of an egg.
but such substances will not liquefy
again on cooling, the coagulation be
ing a. permanent chemical change.
The mixture described above to
which the name "cryostase" has been
given, will apparently solidify and
liquefy as often as desired, when
heated and cooled to the proper
Gown Both Chic and Useful.
This is a smart fancy-tweed frock
for spring, walking length, trimmed
with velvet collar and cuffs and leath-
er pipings ana buttons. Hat of straw
trimmed behind with wings and rib
bon. Novel Corsage Arrangement.
There are several new features of
fashion in one charming corsage that
will serve to keep it in the front rank
of style for some time to come. Over
a fitted lining there is a bouffant
blouse of one seamo crepe de chine,
this caught down easily into the fold
ed and featherboned ceinture. The
neck is cut V shape, and a bolero-like
empiecement, with fanciful encrusta
tions of lace, is laid over the back
and front. The chemisette that fills
in the neck has the collar made in
one with it. and lace encrustations
serve to conceal the joinings. The
sleeve is an extremely good model,
the top deeply shirred on the inner
seams, and straps of lace serving to
hold the fullness in place on the fore
arm. The fullness ends at the elbow,
and a deeply wrinkled mousquetaire
arrangement runs from wrist to el
bow. Sash Fancy Grows.
There is a growing fancy for sashes,
and an especially novel Paris gown
has a sash arranged as a high belt,
fastened together in front, with its
long ends hanging straight down the
front of the dress. For a slender girl
this fashion, while doubtless fleeting,
is bound to be attractive.
Narrow ruffles, gathered very full
and mounted so that their edges fall
over each other, is a style of trim
ming that is to be widely adopted.
For a short, round skirt no better fin
ish could be imagined. A dainty frock
for a girl in her early teens is made,
as one might say. almost entirely of
these ruffles, yet so skillfully are they
used that the gown is not bunchy or
over-elaborate. It has four ruffles on
the hem, three a little higher up, then
two, and then one, about eight inches
from the waist.
Design for Summer Frock.
Any of the summery materials, the
supple silks, mousselines, organdies
and the like will develop charmingly.
In Paris the vogue of the cut-out neck
extends even to the toilets intended
for daylight wear; but here we fill
them in with chemisettes. The draped
bodice shows lengthwise straps of lace
which are continued down the skirt,
dainty little jabots appearing on the
bust. The sleeve has several ruf
fles at the shoulder, and a mousque
taire arrangement to the elbow. The
skirt is plaited over the hips, the
front gore disposed with inturning
fan plaits, and a full flounce is ap
plied beneath a lace heading, cas
cades of lace appearing either side of
Mountain Dew Pudding.
Into a pint of milk stir the beaten
yolks of two eggs, a pinch of salt, four
crackers rolled very fine, two table
spoonfuls of cocoanut and three table
spoonfuls of sugar. Mix well, turn
into a greased pudding-dish and bake
In a quick oven for twenty minutes.
Draw the pudding to the door of the
ovea and spread it witk. a meringue
made of the whites of the eggs beat-
en sti with two tablespoonfnls
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meringue. When the pudding is tak
en from the oven sprinkle grated co
ccanut over the top.
Skin, core and cut three sheep's kid
neys in six pieces. Melt one ounce
ot butter, add the kidneys, one small
shallot and one teaspoonful chopped
parsley. Cook till the kidney is ten
der. Mix half an ounce of flour
smoothly with half a cup of stock, add
one dessertspoonful mushroom ketch
up, a little salt, pepper and nutmeg;
stir till they boil, then add one beaten
egg. Serve very hot on pieces of hot
Wash white marble with clear water
and a soft brush.
Take your carpets and even your
oilcloths up once a year.
Year-old matting gains new life by
being wiped up with salt and water.
Chloroform will remove grease spots
from colored clothing. Apply from the
If you put matting down be sure
the floors are thoroughly dry before
it is laid.
After cleaning get rid of heavy
hangings and see that white curtains
are spick and span.
Don't shroud pictures and mirrors
in netting. If they're too much trou
ble to keep right put everything you
To Color Lace.
In the present demand for trim
mings and. vari-colored laces anyone i
who has had even a small experience i
in handling a brush can paint her
cheap lace into an excellent imitation '
ot an expensive variety, providing '
that she uses a little judgment in her
effort. Too many colors spoil the ef
fect; but with the flowers painted a
delicate pink and the tiny leaves
green, a very charming trimming is
the result. Lace is the salvation of
many a "made-over frock, and an old
family lace fichu, or a collarette of
point lace, or even a lace flounce, can
be utilized to better advantage this
year than ever before.
Make incisions through a round of
beef and through these draw long
strips of fat salt pork. Have the In
cisions about an inch apart. Stuff
also into the holes with the salt pork
a forcemeat made of minced fat salt ,
pork, minced onion and bread crumbs. I
highly seasoned. Lay the meat in a
pot. cover deep with chopped onion,
carrot, celery, a sliced or chopped to-
niato, two bay leaves broken into bits
and a dash of mace and paprika. Pour
over all a half pint of cold water, cov
er closely and cook very slowly al
lowing 13 minutes to the pound.
Transfer the nieat to a hot dish, strain
the gravy, thicken it with browned
flour and pour over the meat.
Plaitings are set into the lower
parts of street skirts in many at
tractive ways, but almost always
there is the smooth fitted hip. Skirts
laid in plaits and stitched round the
hips but falling full below that point
continue to be popular. The plain
kilted skirt is not deemed as modish
as the skirt plaited in groups or in
alternating side plaits and groups of
side plaits. These skirts have the ad
vantage of being more easily fitted
than the old-fashione,d kilted skirts.
Frocks are much trimmed.
Bows of all sizes are in favor.
Eolieane is one of the prettiest fab
rics of the year.
There is danger of the little check
being done to death.
The high, transperant cuff of lace
must fit close to look well.
Fine neck chains are wern over the
soft white lingerie blouses.
Yokes are of every shape and size,
of lace, tucks or embroidery.
Some new arrowhead belt buckles
in gilt and silver have a touch cf
All-over English embroidery Is cut
into insertions and used with plain
Use for Peacock Feathers.
If there are jet women who think
that the superstition about wearing
peacock feathers is still ingrained
in the minds of their sex, let them
Buttons claim attention this season
to a greater extent than for some
time past, and are destined for espe
cial prominence during the coming
summer as the decorative adjunct of
the linen and similar fabric frocks.
Buttons for the tub gown are orna
mented in a variety of charming de
signs, the foundation material being
that of the gown and the embroidery
executed in mercerized thread in self
or harmonizing color. A trio of artis-
tic buttons .for summer gowns are
here shown, linen and batiste forming
the covering for the molds.
A set of linen buttons is made by
covering button molds with pale blue
linen and working them in foreet-me-
nots. These, if done with taste, look
- iiot like Dresden china buttons,
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through the park some fine morning
when the up-to-date woman is out ex
erc sing her dog or her baby, and
their minds will be disabused of the
notion, says a New York newspaper.
For morning wear it has become a
fad to have a bunch of peacock feath
ers stuck jauntily through the band
of a soft felt fedora hat Glowing
cheeks and the rich blue-crwn nf th
feathers make charming contrasts and
the effect is extremely chic.
In Silk-Waro Henrietta.
All of the soft shades of green are
exceptionally fashionable in this very
modish material, and K a charmingly
original design is thus pictured: The
bodice follows the smart draped lines
over a fitted doublure, the neck cut
out in fancy shape and filled in with
a lingerie chemisette, and the sleeve
offers a bewitching novelty in the
slashed puff that reveals the under
sleeve of white chiffon, the same
forming a draped pufT below the el
bow. The skirt is plaited over the
hips, a fancy yoke empiecement seem
ing to hold it to the figure, and a fes
tooned flounce is applied above the
hair-cloth stiffened hem.
Take the roe and a block about two
inches square of the firmest part of
the flesh of any unsalted fish having
white meat. After mixing with but
ter and placing in a pan, whip until
the butter is melted. Then put an
other lump of butter mixed with
chopped herbs in a dish, flavor with
the juice of a lemon and. after beat
ing the eggs, make an ordinary ome
let, adding the fish mixture.
Tailor-Made in Face-Cloth.
An excellent design for a black
face-cloth gown; it is trimmed in
lines with military braid and "frog"
fastenings, while a touch of originali
ty is the collar and cuffs of white
spotted with black cloth. Plateau hat
tipped forward by feathers.
Stew i pound prunes very slowly
and without sugar. Add whites of 4
eggs beaten stiff, teaspoon of
cream tartar, a little salt and some
sugar if needed. Put in pudding dish
in a larger dish of boiling water, cov
er pudding, set in the oven for 10
minutes, remove the larger pan and
bake 15 minutes longer and nicely
brown it. Serve cold with cream.
Real Shirt Waist Returns.
The shirt waist promised for the
summer is really a shirt waist; that
Is, it has returned to the simplicity of
the original garment. The bishop
sleeve has disappeared and in its
place is the old-time shirtsleeve, mod
erate in size at the top. set in to rise
a little and ending in starched cuffs.
In Using the Machine.
During the days of spring rawing
women are apt to find the continued
running of the sewing machine very
tiresome. They will find that the mo
tion is not so wearisome if only the
toe of the left foot is allowed to touch
the treadle, while the right foot is
placed entirely on it and bears the
bulk of the work.
Cocoanut Bread Pudding.
Soak two cups of bread crumbs in
one quart of milk for half an hour.
Stir in a cup of sugar and a cup of
cocoanut. grated, and bake for twen
ty minutes in a moderate oven. Eat
with a cream sauce.
Protective Coati-g for Butter.
A ,varnish of melted sugar applied
with a soft brush is the novel protec
tive coating for butter that Is finding
favor in Germany and England.
each button finished with French
To these may be added a set of
beautiful buttons covered with mans
thicknesses of denim with a raised
flower, small but pretty, worked on
the top of the button. Such buttons
Beside this list of handmade but
tons there may be included in the
same dainty class the entire family
ot silk covered and hand-painted but
tons which are now being made for
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wash silks anu the Oriental silks
The place which the button takes
this season is remarkable by its nrom
inence. The plain little shirt wai
which buttons frankly down the front
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Toboggan on the Grass
One-half the world's coasters doesn't
know how the other half coasts. The
Canadian has his toboggan, the moun
taineer his ski, the rustic easterner
his home-made sled for ankle-deep
snow in zero weather, the city boy his
wheeled coaster for paved streets, but
here, on the hillsides of suburban San
Francisco, a boy may coast without
snow, without a cement walk or an
asphalt street without even a coast
er. All he needs is to mount a piece
of board on the top of a hillside
where there is a vacant lot covered
with dry "sticker grass," and away
he goes like a sandbag ont of a bal
loon, whooping, screeching in wild
excitement and boundless joy.
It is a dangerous sport, but no boy
loves it less for that. Even full grown
men have been known to break faith
with life insurance companies, forget
their duty to housemates given them
to keep their trousers in order and
throw themselves for a mad hour into
this intoxicating frolic.
Foxtail grass, or "sticker grass." as
It is commonly called, is the terror of
gardeners. The seed head of foxtail
is borne on a rod-like stem that, as
Took P a y m
Chief among the stock owners was
John Chisholm, whose brand was on
thousands of range cattle. Billy
worked for Chisholm a short time, but
soon he had his inevitable quarrel
with his employer. It was over a
question of wages, Billy claiming that
Chisholm had not squared their ac
count. Only the fact that Chisholm
was surrounded by a guard of hard
fighting cowboys, with reputations as
"killers." kept him from assassination
when he and the young desperado
parted. As it was, Billy managed
finally to exact a terrible penalty from
Chisholm. It is more than likely that
the Kid swore his vendetta against
Chisholm and other cattle owners sim
ply as a matter of course instead of a
punctilious affair of principle.
Billy would naturally take sides
with the rustlers, who were malting
life miserable for honest men in Lin
coln county. He soon became a lead
er of the desperate crew and was in
the thick of many of the deadly en
counters that took place during the
course of the "war." It is estimated
that he put a round dozen of notches
on his gun handle during this fiercest
How "Jap" Soldiers Fight
In the grand assault commencing
Aug. 19, the immortal Ninth regiment
of the Japanese army was ordered to
cross the field to the foot of the slope
on which lay, dead and dying, many
of the men of the regiment which had
gone 'before. The colonel, Takagagi,
surveying the task set for his regi
ment, sent back a report that it was
not feasible. The brigade-general,
Ichinobe, replied hotly that one regi
ment was enough to take one battery.
Takagagi stepped out of the ravine,
in which he had been seeking shelter,
at the head of his command. Before,
he had been marching, as colonels
usually do, in the rear, while his line
officers led the advance. Now, he
leaped forward up the slope, out in
front of his men. A dozen 'paces from
the ravine he fell with four bullets
through his breast. The lieutenant
colonel took up the lead and was shot
a few yards larther on. The majors
were wiped out. Every captain but
one went down. The last captain,
Nashimoto. in charge of D company,
found himself, at length, under the
Girl Startled the Camp
The Pine Tree state last winter ex
perienced the coldest day known for
many years, says the Boston Globe,
and on that day Miss Edno Lord of
Rumford Falls, a young and attractive
insurance solicitor, penetrated the
wilds of the Rangeley region and
reached a logging camp.
Not only was this the first time that
a woman ever canvassed a Maine
camp of woodsmen, but it was the
first appearance in the Keonan camp
of any woman for the year.
The effect on the men was in some
instances unique. Miss Lord was sit
ting quietly in the office talking with
the boss of the crew when a white
haired veteran of the ax shuffled up
the path and lifted the gnarled wood
en latch. His eye fell on her. With
his mouth yet open for the first words
of his conversation his jaw dropped
and his hair stood on end. He paused
not to slam the door, but set off at a
dead run down the path and into bis
own camp, where he made a headlong
dive for his bunk. He took out no insurance!
Under tho high unclouded sun
That makes tho ship and shadow one,
I sail away as. from the fort.
Booms sullenly the noonday gun.
The odorous airs blow thin and fine.
The srarkling waves like emeralds shine.
The lustre of the coral reefs
Gleams whitely through the tepid brine.
And glitters o'er the liquid miles
The jeweled rins of verdant isles.
Where generous Nature holds her court
Of ripened bloom and sunny smiles.
Encinctured by the faithful seas
Inviolate gardens load the breeze.
Where ttaunt like giant-warders'
The pennants of the cocoa-trees.
Enthroned In light and bathed in balm.
In lonely majesty and paim
Blesses the isles with waving hands
High-priest of the eternal calnr.
Yet Northward with an equal mind
I steer my course, and leave behind
World Is Narrowing Down
Where are the forbidden cities of
our youth? Samarcand, which Arrai
nius Vambery could only penetrate in
disguise at the risk of his life, has
become familiar as a household word.
Khiva, the whilom inviolate, can be
isited by any traveler who can get
his passport viseed by the governor
general of Russian Turkestan. Merv,
the historic entrepot of an oasis once
inaccessible, is now a Russian rail
way station. Lhasa has been unveiled
by the Younghusband expedition.
Anybody can go by rail from Joppa to
Jerusalem, and the day is not far dis
tant when the iron horse will ran
snorting past the tomb of Mohammed
at Medina, and land passengers with
la eyeakot of the Black Stone ef Me-
the season advances, becomes stiff
and sleek, like wire polished with
sand. In this state, beginning usually
In the latter part of May, the foxtail
makes of every hillside upon which
it appears an unrivaled coasting track.
June is the ideal month for grass
coasting. Sometimes the grass is sot
dry enough in May, sometimes it has
been spoiled for later months by
Fourth of July fires, but almost any
June day. If you will walk about the
slopes of Bernal Heights or of Fair
mount, you may find boys enjoying
this sport either singly or in groups.
Occasionally a long board starts down
a precipitous descent, with a sturdy
steersman in front and a row of other
boys squatter along upon its entire
length. On the downward flight some
of the coasters are usually spilled, be
ginning, commonly, with the one seat
ed farthest back. Often I have
watched them and I have never seen
one of these courageous youngsters
seriously hurt. Sometimes the board
strikes a stone, swings round and se
lects a new course, as if it were a
living thing. San Francisco Chron
icle. en in Lives
of range feuds, every notch represent
ing a human life. Two of his victims
were a sheriff and his deputy, who
had driven him and part of his gang
into an adobe house.
I One day the Kid turned up at one
of the Chisholm cow camps. He had
not forgotten his old feud with the
cattle king of the Pecos. Three of
the cowboys were at a fire cooking
supper and twenty yards away Bar
rett Howell was hobbling a cow pony.
Billy rode up to Howell and asked him
if he worked for John Chisholm. On
being answered in the affirmative, the
Kid shot the cowboy through the head
at the same time crying in his high
pitched voice, "Well, there's your pay."
The cowboys at the fire sprang to
their feet as they saw their comrade
fall, but Bill's revolver spoke twice
more and two of them fell dead. Then,
covering the remaining cowboy with
his revolver, Billy shrilled this mes
sage: "You tell John Chisholm he owes
me money. I'll credit him with $5 on
the bill every time I kill one of his
men. If I kill him the account is
wiped out." Outing.
Chinese wall with seventeen men.
Looking down upon the shell-swept
plain, protected for the moment from
the sharpshooters above, with that
handful of heroes, a mile and a half
in advance of the main body of the
Japanese army, he grew giddy with
the success of his attempt. Of a sud
den he concluded that he could take
Port Arthur with his seventeen men.
He started in to do it. There was
only the wall ahead the wall and a
few machine guns beyond, the city
itself a five minutes' run would have
brought him to the citadel. He scaled
the wall and fell across it his back
bullet-broken. Eight of his men got
over, scaling the height beyond, called
Wangtai, or the Watch Tower, a place
to which the Russian generals former
ly rode on horseback to survey the
battlefield. On this slope, for three
months, in full sight of both armies,
the eight lay rotting. The Russians
referred to them as "The Japanese
Garrison," "Hell at Port Arthur." by
Richard Barry, in Everybody's Maga
zine.. Miss Lord's call at the camp cov
ered about two hours.
In the Rangeley region in midwin
ter the two modes of travel are on
snowshoes end along the railroad
Miss Lord made her headquarters at
the settlement of Bemis. She "count
ed ties" over the two miles to the
Keenan camp, and arrived there warm
and rosy, in spite of the cold, which
had sunk the mercury 30 degrees be
She ate dinner in the cookhouse,
built of the prime old pines of the
After dinner the big dining room
was cleared and the eight men of the
camp filed awkwardly in, uncouth and
unkempt, but eager to hear the young
girl's talk. She addressed the rough
logchoppers in a body, keeping their
attention with ready play of wit and
common sense. She did a very satis
factory amount of policy writing.
After a brisk walk back to Camp
Bemis a merry backwoods popcorn
bee closed the day.
The rapture of the southern ski-s
The wooing of the southern wind.
For here o'er Nature's wanton bloom
Kails far and near th shade of gloom.
Cast from the hovrintc vulture-'.vings
Of one dark thought f woe and doom.
I know that in the snow -white pines
The brave Norse fire of f-lom shines.
And fain for this I I.
Where endless sumnu-r
; ranks the vines. 4
O strong, free North.
O South, too lovely f
Why read ye not tli
The free can conquer t
May Cod upon thesr
Send Love and Vict-i
And Freedom's bar
Forever o'er the res'
And here, in that tr-
Shall yielding Beaut
And blushing eartr
In dalliance deck t ti
wise and brave!
- wave in peace
d with Power;
! smiling sea.
ca. The Sultan A iI-Hamid, acting
as Commander of T ' Faithful by vlr
ture of the title 'ransmitted to him
by the last Abbas'- .Is Caliph, has au
thorized and help'-d to finance the con
struction of a railway f'om Damascus
to the holy cities of Mam. Already
the line has been pushed from the old
est continuously inhabited city on
earth southward thr ugh Syria to a
point near Petra, wh h was so long a
frontier fortress of the Roman empire,
which commands th road from Asia
to Egypt, and which is less than a
hundred miles distant from the Gulf
of Akabah. the most easterly of the
two bays which protrude like prongs
from the head of tie Red Sea. Har
VI hen the Back Aches and Bli
Troubles Set In, Get at the Causa.
Don't make the mistake of believing
back ache and bladder ills to be local
ailments. Get at the cause and cure '
the kidneys. Us
Pills, which have) "
Captain S. D.
Hunter, of En
gine No. 14. Pitts
burg. Pa.. Flrs
residing at 2729
"It was three years ago that I asedt
Doan's Kidney Pills for an attack ot
kidney trouble that was mostly back
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is no mistake about that, and it t
ahonld ever be troubled again I wonI4
get them first thing, as I know what
For sale by all dealers. Price SB
cents. Foster-alilburn Co.. Buffalo. N.T.
Getting Closer -to Heaven.
Once in the Pacific coast forests;
the writer came upon a magnificent
sugar pine, the only tree of its kind
for miles around and a landmark even,
in that region of giant trees. My
guide, as he looked up at the topw
which lifted itself almost into the
clouds', remarked: "If a man could
climb that tree on a Christmas morn
ing he could hear the church belb)
ringing In heaven." Exchange.
Find Buried Treasure.
In the immediate neighborhood of
the little town oT Klingman. in Swit
zerland. & case was found containing
an assortment of 829 gold coins. Most
of the coins are of the years frosj
1602 to 1704. It is thought that the)
gold was buried at the time of the
Spanish war of succession. The gold
value of the coins is estimated at 35.
000. and the numismatic value at over
Buried With Cherished Handkerchief.
With the handkerchief he used to
dry his tears when he was converted
at a revival fifteen years ago. Samuel
S. Hand, a retired employe of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company, was
buried. Philadelphia Record.
For Growing Girls.
West Pembroke. Me., April 24.
Mrs. A. L. Smith, of this place, says
that Dodd's Kidney Pills are the best
remedy for growing girls. Mrs. Smith
emphasizes her recommendation b
the following experience:
"My daughter was thirteen years old
last November and It is now two years
since she was first taken with Crazy
Spells that would last a week and
would then pass off. In a month she
would have the spells again. At these
times she would eat very little and
was very yellow; even the whites ot
her eyes would be yellow.
"The doctors gave us no encourage
ment, they all said they could not help
her. After taking one box of Dodd's
Kidney Pills, she has not had one bad
spell. Of course, we continued the
treatment until she had used In all
about a dozen boxes, and we still give
them to her occasionally, when she is
not feeling well. Dodd's Kidney Pills
are certainly the best medicine fos
Mothers should heed tho advice of
Mrs. Smith, for by so doing, they may
save their daughters much pain and
sickness and ensure a healthy, happy;
futuro for them.
It's a sure sign that a man is grow
ing old when he begins to tell you
that he feels as young as he ever did.
ANOTHER RECORD IN LAND
This Spring's Exodus to Canada
Greater Than Ever.
It was thought in 1903. when over
forty-five thousand people went front
the United States to Canada, that tbo
limit of the yearly immigration to
the wheat zone of the Continent had
been reached. But when in 1904
about as large a number of Ameri
can citizens signified their intention
of becoming settlers on Canadian
lands, the general public were pre
pared for the announcement of largo
numbers in 1905. No surprise there
fore will bo caused when it is mado
known that predictions of fully fifty
thousand more in 190.-; are warranted
in the fact that the Spring movement
Canadaward is greater than it has
ever been. Tho special trains from
Omaha. Chicago. St. Paul, Detroit,
and other gateways has been crowd
ed. Many have gone to join friends
and relatives who have prepared
homes for them and others have gono
relying upon their own resources, sat
isfied that what others have done can
also be done by them. This year
much new territory has been opened
up by the railroads which are extend
ing their main lines and throwing out
branches in their march across the
best grain and grazing lands on the
continent. This new territory has
attractions for those desiring to home
stead on the one hundred and sixty
acres granted each settler by tho
Canadian Government. Many also
take advantage of the opportunity to
purchase lands at th- low figures at
which they are now being offered.
It does not require much thought to
convince one that if Iowa. Illinois,
Minnesota and other lands, with a
value of from fifty to one hundred and
fifty dollars an acre will give a good
living by producing ten to thirteen
bushels of wheat to th a-re and thir
ty to fifty bushels of corn to the acre,
the lands of Western Canada at seven
to ten dollars an acre, producing
from twenty to thirty bushels of a
superior wheat to the acre should
produce a competence to the ordinary
farmer in a very few years. These
are the facts as they confront tho
reader. There aro millions of acres
of such land in Western Canada In
addition to the other millions that
are considered to be portion of tho
biggest and best ranges that ever In
vited the cattle and horse producer
of the North American continent.
What is particularly evident in West
ern Canada is the fact that the wheat
lands, adjoining the grazing lands,
make farming particularly agreeable
and profitable. The agents of tho
Canadian Government, who are al
ways willing to give information and
advice to Intending settlers, say that
the acreage put under crop this sea
eon is greatly in excess of last sea
The error of a minute, the sorrow
of a lifetime.
For Rent or Sale, Two Ranches of
3,000 Acres Each.
Located in Custer county on South
Loup river; consists of 500 acres good
corn land, 60 alfalfa, 320 meadow and
the balance In pasture; good improve
ments. Inquire of Victor H. Cot man,
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