Sanders County Democrat (Plains, Mont.) 1909-1910, January 14, 1910, Image 7

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ba. 41 • bAlt BY DAIL livery day has its dews, Its soft and anent .vs, Its noontide hours of bliss or bale— Why should we grieve? Why do we heap hugs mounds of years Before us and behind. tad 'morn the Ilttl• days that Peas Like &egeta is the wind? Each turning round a small sweet face As beautiful as near; because It is so small a leo. We will not as* it clear. We will not clasp It as It Mee. And kiss its lips and brow; We will not bathe our wearied souls In ita delicious Now. And so it turns 'from us, and Away in sad disdain; Though we would give our lives for it. It never comes again. goes Yes, every day has its dawn, Its noontide and its eve; Live while we live, giving God thanks --- He will not let us grieve. —Dinah Mulock Cralk. 213211SMZ=E2ffi \I am afraid he will never come to, Grace.\ As the lad said thous words in low, whispered tones, he desisted from his occupation of chafing the hands of the apparently lifeless man before him, to look up questioningly into his compan- ion's face. It was a terrible night without; the thunder was rolling and crashing, while every few moments the darkness was illuminated by flashes of forked lightning. At the foot of the winding stone stairs, which led up to the light- house tower, was stretched an uncon- scious form, while over him bent the brother and sister, endeavorliNg with all their might to ooax back the spark of life which the cruel waves had striven to extinguish fortive... The boy was young—about 16, while the girl was perhaps two years hi. senior. She was tall and lithe, with a noble and beautiful face and resOlute eyes. Her attire was a simply -made dress of some waterproof material and it showed traces of recent contact with the water, as did her hair, which hung in drenched masses down over her shoulders. \Oh Tom, do not stop!\ she ex- claimed, in answer to her brother's words I think he has only fainted. Yes; see, he moves.\ And even as she spoke, the object of their kindness opened his eyes. Grace had been right. He had only fainted, and after a while, with much assistance, he was enabled to ascend the light -house stairs. With apt, tender fingers Grace made him comfortable upon a sofa, which was the chief article of furniture of which the tiny room boasted, and then left him alone with her brother, while she departed to freshly trim the light. \Now my lad, while your sister Is away I want you to tell me what has happened To whom do I owe my life? I remember embarking for a sail, of a sudden Worm, of vainly trying to return to shore, and then of being capsized and adrift at the mercy of the waves; after that all is blank.\ At the request of the stranger Tom, nothing loth, began his story in his energetic, boyish way, arid John Main - 'raring soon saw that if it had not been for the courage and daring of this land and his sister he would not now have been In the land of the liv- ing. It bad happened that morning that the light -house keeper had started upon one of his rare trips to the main- land, leaving his son and daughter to perform his duties. \ When the storm had risen Grace had been busying herself about the light when her brother came to her with the intelligence that during a flash of lightning he had seen a small sail- boat capsize just off the rock-bound shore of their island. I ogether they, armed with a strong coil of rope, had proceeded out upon the rocks as far as they dared, and strained their eager eyes over the ratt - ing water, trying to see if there were any chance of saving a human life. During one of the lurid lightning flashes they had suddenly discerned a dark object which bad seemingly been thrown by the waves upon the rocks erhtell reared their jagged heads out of the water. They (+mild not be Per - tain wbether the dark object were a floating spar, or a man; but without a moment's hesitation the girl, as she was the better swimmer of the two, had wound one end of the rope around her waist, while her brother held the other, and had courageously struck out amid the buffeting waves. \Grace caught you and %%pulled you both In, air,\ concluded Tom, simply, as if the action had been an everyday occurrence, \and for a while I was afraid you would never come to\ The next morning when Tobn tried to walk he found that the sprain to his ankle which at first had seemed very elight, had become very painful and that inflamMation had set In. So he had no alternative but to accept the cordial invitation of the light- house keeper (who had returned as soon as the storm ithatedl to stay a while upon tire Island. several weeks flitted br and yet John Mainwarlhe remained at the light -house, adapting himself *Ifni true courtesy to the aluilde wall et Ml Watertadners. And at lourk it Wane to pass that the man of the Wield, who, though possessed of wealth and intelligenoe, yet in the ()ours' of thirty years of a lonely, un- loved life, had never known true hap- piness, found that fate had suddenly thrown a new and absorbing interest into his life. The more he saw her the more clearly he came to understand what a noble character lay hidden in Grace Burnharres girlish heart, and to his own surprise he found himself re- viewing for her interest all the varied scenes of his life. Grace, all unconscious what was the true reason that she so deeply enjoyed the stranger's conversation, would listen with her heart in her eyes. Things went on in this way until John's foot ceased to trouble him. Then suddenly he awoke to the truth that, within the space of a few short weeks, his heart had irrevocably passed out of his keeping. At first the knowledge startled him: for, beautiful and ladylike In all her ways, still Grace was very different from the fashionable ladies he 10 - been accustomed to meet in society. But the longer he thought the more he realized that so deep was his love for this girl, to whom he owed his life, that if she would consent to become his wife the future could hold no greater happiness for him. Ile was walking along the shore. meditating thus, when, looking up, he saw, at distance before him, Grace's graceful figure. As she turned at his call and came toward him he noticed, with more ad- miration than before, her exceeding beauty. Almost without meaning, before he thought, the words he had been think- ittg escaped his lips: \Grace could you love me enough to become my wife?\ At this sudden, unexpected address. the (wick blood dyed her fare with a glow of rich color. At sight of her confusion, without giving her time for a reply, John went AND JOHN, WILLHE was Re on eagerly: \I did not mean to speak to you thus abruptly, but I' could re- strain myself no longer. Grace,,,I love you, and I want you for my wife—to has and to hold forever. Is there no vestige in your heart for me of the affection with Which mine is overflow. lug for you?\ Grace tried to withdraw the hand that he had clasped \Do not say any more. Mr. Mainwar- lug. I cannot be your wife\ He only clasped her hand the tighter. \Grace he cried, \I thought that I was not an object of indifference to you Can It be that I have deceived myself?\ The girl trembled and her eyes low- ered themselves beneath the shade of their long, dark lashes. With a sudden motion he drew her to him and forced her gaze to meet his. In that moment he read the truth His love was returned. Yet still once more she repeated, cannot be your wife\ And this time she could not deny that she cared for him, she felt that in the world's eyes she was not his equal. - If I married you,\ she persisted In answer to his pleadings, \the time might come when you would repent,\ Anti In the end John was obliged to be content with her decision, supple- mented, as it was, by her old fatheole approval, that if, after two years' time, during which no communi- cation should pass between them, he should return and still desire her for his wife, she would not then say no. The two - years glided by and found Grace Burnham more lovely than ever. Patiently and assiduously the girl had studied to improve hoe education, and with an active intellect and love for the task -master, It was no wonder that each day maw a rapid advancement. And now, though a prince were the wooer, he might be glad to call Grace Burnham \wife The time of probation was tont16d, but the days flitted by and yet John did not return. At length, with a heart filled with keen pain, the girl was forced to acknowledge to herself that her lover had forgotten her; that big affection had not been strong enough to outstand the teit that she herself had Imposed. Time went by, and to add to her burden of sorrow her old father was taken Birk and died, lees'. lug her brother and hermit orphans, alone and friendless. And John. Where was he? The day which was to have sees him by his love's side found him in a dark- ened room, delirious with fever. Months dragged along, and finally after a hard struggle the fever was allOrsted and for a time John Main - wiring earns from the gates el dent& Then when he was strong suongt, wilt& a heart as loyal as when he partied from her, he repaired to Clroce's hatie. only to find her gon•--where to, no one could tell. At length, after • long time spent In fruitless searching, a widened and disappointed man, he left his native country to seek foreign 'Mores. But the diversions which had once pleased him dragged now upon his tastes, and at length he ceased to en- deavoil to crush out of his heart the haunting, ever-present memory of the girt who had once saved his life, and whom he still loved as passionately as ever The end of • year saw him again in England. The first Sunday after his return he accepted an invitation from a friend to attend his church in the morning and to return with him to dine. The service was almost over, when suddenly It seemed to John that the heavens must have opened and an an- gel descended therefrom, of such un- usual—almost more than mortal— sweetness was the voice which sang the exquisite air. \I Know That My Atedeerner Liveth.\ \Yon will meet our soprano at din- ner to -day,\ said his friend, as they walked leisurely homeward. \She is a great friend of my wife.\ Ahl little did John know what a sur- prise 'awaited him, or his steps would have been less deliberhte. \Miss Burnham,' my friend, Mr. Main waring,\ With a bewildered start John gazed upon the face before him. Could it be possible that this was the Grace from whom he had parted forever; the fearless daughter of the sea; ignorant of the world and Its ways, with all her artless soul shining out of her eyes—this stately, self-pos. sensed woman? Their eyes met, and at once it was clear between them beyond need for words, that the same undying love burned in each heart. Swinging to het side, unheedful of his friend's sue prised looks, John grasped her hand. - At last --at last we meet again!\ When John had explained how it Yeas that at that appointed time, when he would have flown to her side, he lay sick and unconscious. Grace re- lated in her turn haw it was that he met her thus, earning her own living by her voice, in a city far distant from her island home. She told him how, soon after their father's death, her brother and herself had been found out and taken to his home by a wealthy u.ncle who had lately learned of his brother's whereabouts, having parted from him in boyhood, each go- ing his own way to seek for fortune. How, learning that her voice was con- sidered fine, she had applied herself to Its cultivation, desiring above all things to be Independent. \Grace.\ said her lover after a few days had passed since their reunion, \do you not think that my probation has been long enough?\ A little later to the island light- house came a newly married couple, who had returned in the first glow of their wedded bliss to revisit the scenes in which they had met and learned to love eech other.—Chicago Ledger. The Attraetion of Opposites. In Aesop's fable of the mouse and the lion, the little sleek mouse was able to be of great service to the lion in nibbling the meshes of hie net, but an animal friendship of to -day be' tween a cat at the Zoological Gardena in London and the large two -horned Africn rhinoceros which is kept there rests on a more obscure foundation Yet the Young Folks' Catholic Weekly is authority for the statement that a great affection exists between the two. They may be often seen together, puss toying with the formidable, head of the monster, who appears to be as gentle as a iamb. lie appears to forget hie strength, .owing puss any liberty she wishes to take, even to sleeping close to his mete or playfully patting his horn with her paws. Yet with one mighty charge that same horn could easily destroy an elephant Without attempting to read a moral Into this remarkable story, it Is a pleasant thought that where there is true affection the strong are inverts, bly gentle to the weak. _ Lett Ceeesser se Vain. Miss Elsie Swanson, of St. fouls, re- nounced her aspiration to become a nun because she believed her duty was to search for...fier father, whom she had not seen for eleven years. She found him a few days ago in the coun- ty jail at Joplin. a few minutes after he was conVicted of burglary and lar- ceny and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Swanson did not recognize his daughter, but she picked him from a crowd of prisoners in the main cell room. Father and daughter wept in each other's arms. She will now try to obtain a parole for him, and as he was convicted solely on his own ad- mission of guilt it is possible her plea of clement, will be granted. Mime Swanson, who is 21 years old, is the ward of the Rev. C. O. Stahl. nuinn, who took her from the custody of her father when she was 10 years old, Swanson having been declared un- fit to care for her. She was educated In a convent. Aoproprial• nlegs--So our friend Geodleigt has b ee n appointed. missionary to the South Sea Islanders. How is he going? Boggs -4n a converted yaclat.—Boe• ton Transcript. No one one ill ever 111tilidied With tbe \table\ at a boarding house RAM'S II0B.N BLASTS. %Yarning Notes fulling the Wicked te Repentance. Whet) the devil gets a 'thence to Plant a thorn in a good man to puts it where it hurts. You can't get in- to the second chapter of any- thing worth ., 19411 without finding woman there in all the pictures. The bilious man is never an opti- mist. A lost opportunity never finds Its way back. Truth never dodges, no matter how hot the fire is. The right kind of goodness is al- ways good for something. A lazy man does his hardest work in looking for an easy place. Unbelief is the egg out of which all sins are hatched. The man who fails to look ahead will soon fall back. It costs more to be proud than it does to be generous. When God sends His people to the furnace He goes into the fire with them. The man who sits down to wait for a big streak of good luck will need a good cushion on his 'chair. In some places they call a man pro- fessor simply because he professes to know things he doesn't know. Many a noodle is stumping through the world on crutches because he couldn't learn anything from his mils - takes. \Thy will be done on earth\ will mean nothing In the church on Sun- day unless it means something in the shop and the store on Monday. .,.-.-.,+ •-•-••••• ACCIDENTAL NONSENSE. • • •-•-•-• ####-40-4. # It is not surprising that the gifted inventor of such classic imaginative nonsende as \The Jumblies\ and \The Owl and the Pussy -Cat\ took a keen delight in the real nonsense of real life whenever be chanced to encounter it. Dtiring a doleful stay in a dreary little raining village where it rained all the time, and -he was not well and could not accomplish the work he had set his heart on doing, the late - Ed- ward Lear, although a good and dec- orous churchgoer, found his source of cheer in the parish clerk. \0 beloved clerk!\ he wrote grate- fully to a Dicta,. \He reads the Psalms enough to make you go into fits. He said last Sunday 'As white as an old salmon,' instead of 'White as snow hi Salmon.' 'A lion' for 'to my 'mother's children,' and 'they are not guinea -pigs,' instead of 'guilt- less' Fact: but I grieve to say he's turned out for the same, and will never more please my foolish ears.\ Even funnier was the erratic Eng- lish of a foreigner, which once en- livened for him the prolonged formali- ties of an official dinner. \Sitting next to the captain of an Austrian frigate at Sir II. Sterle's on Thursday evening,\ he recorded, \the German officer said to a subaltern— the conversation was about the good looks of women --'I do think the Eng- lishwoman conserve her aperient gal - ship (girlhood) longer than all the women; even as far as her antics (an- tiquity, age).' \The subaltern withered with confu- sion till I ventured to interpret, 'The Englishwoman preserves her appear- ance of youth longer than all women --even if she be old.\ One Sided oambring. \One need only to try his lurk at any of the Riviera gambling palaces to learn how slender are the chances to win at roulette,\ says a German correspondent writing from Ostend. \But if he would experience the gam- bler's disadvantage at its best let him come to Ostend and join the baccarat players. The game as It is played gives the man who places his money against the hank no chance whatever, and if it were known how much money is sacrificed in a season in the endeavor to win by luck and by sys- tem the public would he horrified. It is nothing unusual for the bank to win twenty-four times before an out- sider wins once. The people who play, If they have ever played before, know this. and still they Come again, respond to the call until they depart and plant their gold in the baccarat mire in the hope that it,,, will bear fruit. It does. But what is the harvest?\ • Polar Ode. The arctic jokes have the floor, The bards Insult the muse, When writing odes to polar roads, And giving men the \blues.\ Through all the land we hear the roar. roar, Of angry men who swear \That Cook ne'er found the Icy mound* Or \Peary wasn't there\ —Chicago Record -Herald Didn't Salim It: The Squire --That's a splendid horse. Oiled. I suppose you feed It daily with punctuality? 011es—Naw, zur. None o' yer non - tangled foods vur me. hist 'ay and eats—oate and 'ay. --London Telegraph. The hay -fever victim appreciates anything that is not to be sneezed at. Ten to one it's your own fault It lash against you. WAGNMR, GREAT BALL P1ASS24 His Wonderful Nanite—Ualted Over .1500 for Eight Vear•. John P. Wagner is the greatest man in baseball. That to his Christian name; his other name is \Hunus or \Hans.\ Wherever men and boys play baseball they know of Wagner. They have read and talked about him for years, and they anti still talking about hint. Yiecently Wagner's name was flashed across the country. He stole second, third and home in a game on Sunday, and on Monday he got five hits out of six times up and stole three bases. On both days he did some wonderful fielding. Those things we've bobbed up In Wagner's baseball career many, times during the last twelve years. But he has accomplished grea: things consistently, and the consistency with which be does things is what has kept the name of Wagner on the tongues of the men who play and the men and boys who follow baseball. Other stars have appeared since Wagner began doing startling things. Great stars have been among them. Their natuse will live. Rut above all will be the name of Wagner—\Hans of Pittsburg. Wagner is above any other star of baseball's history. He does the things year in and year out that others do for a season or two or three. He is the same wonderful player at bat, on the bases and in the field. For six seasons Wagner led the Na- tional league in hitting. His record: 1900 sAo 1003 .&55 1904 .349 1906 339 1907 850 1908 354 In 1901 Wagner hatted .852, and in 1902 hie average was .329. The record of Wagner for 1905 was .863. In 1900 he played in a Pittsburg uni- form and he has been a Pirate since then. During his career in Pittsburg Wagner has played 1,606 games, been at the bat 6,125 times, scored 1,141 runs, secured 2,162 hits and stole 533 bases. His batting average for nine years of playing has been .351. In 1897, 1898 and 1899 Wagner play- ed with the Louisville club. In 1897 he hit .844, in 1898 .305 and in 1899 .358. For a dozen seasons be never hit below .306 and his best average was .880, made in the first year that he played with Pittsburg -1901. He played in 114 games that year, was at bat 528 times, scored 107 runs, got 201 hits and stole 86 bases. Of popularity Wagner has plenty, and he bears more nicknames than any other man In baseball. Last year they gave him loving cups and good wishes and everything that men give one another to show gratitude for big things accomplished. Thie year some men figured that Wagner would go back, start on the downward path physically, which course all men are bourd to take at some stage of life. But Wagner has returned strong as ever, fielding bril- liantly and batting and running bases wonderfully. He is as good right now as he ever was. Wagner fields with much motion. There is nothing catlike or graceful about his movements. He is all mo tion----arrne, hands, limbs, body, whai he goes after a hall. Rut he gets the., just the same, and the public doesn't stop to consider how a man gets there, just so he arrives. Wag nor arrives, nearly always, in time. It he does not It is never because of • lack of speed or • lack of judgment. The big Teuton is to -day as awkwatd as any man playing in the big leagues. Many of the chances he takes look to be impossible for one who works like he—but he gets there just the same. Like the stars of the stage, Wagner comes while the stage Is waiting. The other players are on the field; that' have been warming up for an hour or so, but not with Wagner. As the um- pire discovers that it is ten minute, before the time to call play, Wagner arrives at the ball park. He comes In a big automobile, his biggest hob by. He makes a dash for the club- house, climbs into his uniform anti runs across the field, generally about the time the umpire is announcing the batteries for the afternoon's game. On• of His rather.• Ware. Mr. Jefferson had not been altogeth- er an exemplary husband and father, but he possessed certain engaging qualities which secured him many friends and made his death the cause of sincere mourning to his widow. \Mts' Jerson, she's done broke up over Eb'neeer's being took off fr'm pnete mony,\ said one of the neighbors. \she eutt'nly is,\ said another \Mournin' round de house all de time, she goes. Whr, day hero' yist'day I was thar helpin' her, an' she only Stop eryin' once, an' list wan to spank little Men for takin' Vessels out'n tie Jul tight into his motif, when her back was turned. \When she'd spanked him good an' Pet him down, she say to me, He makes me rink oh his pa so much 1 Mint bear VI' and bus' right out cry ta' agin!\ alas! He Cease* Talk. opposition to scientific research I, mute to end as soon as It is recognised that the end Is good. Uncle Fera's re mark in the Washington Star the point on this subject. \I don't see much use. -1.n de infantile folks studyin' monkey JAIL\ he said \but a study of hoes talk dat 'ml lel de animal tell all about hiisel beer a trade comes off 'ud save a heap • hard feelings.\ The doctor of dielnity Amid be- lieve in the faith oar*. • SOXETRING FOR EVERYBODY The linen industry In Ireland era ploys 70,000 persons. Copper and wire sheets are now produced direct from crude metal by one process. Asbestos of reported good quality exists in large quantity in Rajputana and in Afghanistan, and a native com- pany has been formed to work the de posits and manufacture the product. About six hundred patents are granted each year to British women upon inventions, ranging from articles distinctively feminine in nature to motors, railroad cars, flying machines and wireless telegraphy. Brazil is offering an alluring field to the American makers of patent medicines, as against the standard proprietary medicines there exists no prejudice on the part of Brasillan doctors or their patients. The proportion of felonies relating to property to the population in the pollee area of London has risen stead. ily of recent years. In 1907 it was 2,689 to each thousand of the Imputa- tion, a higher figure than in any year since 1896. The population of the state of Vera Cruz may be approximately put down at 1,300,000. Every settlement, vii' lage, town and city is provided witle private and public educational instil tutions for the elementary education of the people. Professor Bentamina Rinaldi pub Ushers in the Corriere delle Maestro of Milan an interesting statistical stud/ of elementary education in Italyt School teachers are the worst peel public servants in Italy. Their pay averages from 37 to 46 cents a day. Every metal is believed by Gruttin. a German chemist, to have its pone liar odor, which he regards as a gas,- outs transformation product. He has made some of the odors perceptible for a few moments at intervals by heating the metals to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Sturgeon are much scarcer now In the lower Amur River than formerly, owing to the feet that they are caught contrary to law, with dragnets and nelurIne the spawning season. Stur- goon weighing from 100 to 160 pound* were once caught in quantities, but are uncommon now, the average weight being between thirty-six and forty pounds. A skirt steak is not exactly a piece de resistance, or a flirtatious piece, as some thoughtless sillies may think, but Is quite another piece, the cheap, est piece of a steer. It is a piece of the diaphragm, or midriff, between lungs and bowels, and makes good steak, stew or sausage, having the great advantage of being absolutely fresh, being too cheap to be kept In I storage. 1 , It is reported that a syndicate prop i ipecting 150 miles south of Suez, on 1 the Red Sea coast, has struck oil, the gusher giving increasing quantities -daily, and indicating large reserves. The' will has been properly capped pending storage arrangements. The possibility of a cheap supply of fuel le a discovery of the greatest import- ance to Egypt, and its geographical position should render the discovery vs liable to the British navy. Three principal gauges of line are used on the various railways in the commonwealth of Australia. The most common gauge, 3i4 feet, is used on about 7,000 intim' of line, scattered over five of the states. The 5 feet and 3 Inch gauge Is second In importance, and the 4 feet 8 1 / 4 inch gauge, use* only in New Routh Wales, third, with 3,472 miles of line. There are also 82 miles of 2% feet gauge, and three miles of 2 feet gauge Standardiza- tion has been proposed, but no action has been taken. Cleanlinees wan not a fad in the middle ages. King Edward IV. of En- gland was supplied with a barber to shave him once a week, and 'if some necessary,\ to wash his head and feet. One metlaeval laundress wan given so little to wash that the washing bill of a dueal establishment came to 10 shilling ($9.60) a year. Four shirts was considered a large allowance of linen for Lord Howard. and a point is made of the fact that Master How- ard was actually given a shirt to ga to college with. Separate schools for tubercular chil- dren may be estaelished In Philadel phis In the near future. The new school code specifically prescribes that children suffering from tuber - cub:Pea can not be admitted into the public schools, and at the same time pro- vides for the compulsory attendance of all children between the ages of 6 and 16 years. It Is the opinion 0 1 the educational officials that the on) solution of the problem is to set aside special schools for the use of thi tubercular pupils.—The Medical Jour- nal. Stromboli In pduring out streams of lava, is playing a most unusual part, says the London Chronicle. For the remarkable , character of this soollan• isle is that It vomits flame persistent- ly and cinders spasmodically The lighthouse of the Mediterranean has been known to stick to its function of torchbearer (without dropping an Mince of' tar) for the space of twe thousand years. Whenever the tiny, irregular eruption takes place the stone* drop back again into the crater., While the ancients regarded Strout'. boll variously as the smithy of Yu). can and the headquarters of Aeolus, the men of the middle ages twitted upon it as the, main highway to mc- Beery.

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