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Ill sun's high and the moon' high;
The bay' a crescent of blue.
The ships of the world go by without,
But the great hill-gates stnnd round about,
And ouly tha waves come through.
The town sleeps and the bay sleeps;
Tangled and golden brown,
The seaweed drifts on a dreaming sea,
, here anchored boats rock lnzily,
As the waves lap, up and down.
The nifrht comes and the wind comes j
Landward the white crests ride.
Hark to the voice in the wind that cries.
As it drifts like a bird 'twist the sea and the skies,
"There is one that will go with the tide!"
The dawn's here and the dny's here!
The wind ebbs out, and the sea.
The mists roll back and the hills are plain.
But the great sea-gates are narrow in vain,
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Cut IUQ ica-iuu wu.
His Western Cousins.
Horatio King Vantliie Meets the "Three Most Charm
ing Things That Ever Happened."
(YV. It. ROSE, In Cleveland rialn-Dealer.)
There la nn doubt that Horatio
(CIng Vantlno took himself seriously.
He was a Eoatou youth, well edu
cated, well mannered, his family was
one of the oldest, and his prospects
were excellent. When he left Har
vard lie was called to New York and
given a flue opening In I1I3 Uncle John
Steele Arlington's importing house.
There ho was making the most of the
Into this regular and well ordered
life a bombshell suddenly dropped. It
took the form of a letter that was
laid on his desk by the office mes
senger. Horatio read the letter through,
and then read it through again.
"Our dear cousin," it began, "we
want to know you and know you right
away. Aunt Kmiline Glover wrote to
US that you were In New York, and
we've been looking for you ever since.
We are your second cousins, you
know, Jane and Ann and Susan Wal
lace. Your father and our mother
were first cousins, and that's what
gives us a claim on you. At first we
thought we would come down and
storm jour ollice, and while Jane
grappled your uncle, Ann and Susan
would kidnap you. Eut then we re
membered that while that might do
in wild and woolly Oregon that's
where we hall from It wouldn't be
strictly proper in Noo Yawk, don't
you know. So we are going to be
painfully formal and awfully prim,
and give you the high handshake in
the most easterly fashion. It you
please, cousin, we want you to come
up" to our present abiding place aud
take tea with us to-morrow evening,
and afterward you are to escort us
to a little reception to which we are
privileged to bring a young man
friend. We are visiting w'th a dear
friend and neighbor from Oregon who
moved to New York several years
ago. She joins us in the invitation,
"as you will find when you read her
note. As you are quite sure to know
nothing about us, perhaps it would
be well to relieve your anxiety by
explaining that we are neither maiden
ladies uor klndergartners. Jane ad
mits she is twenty-two, Ann is twenty
and Susan is eighteen. Other par
ticulars, will be furnished on applica
tion. And now, our dear and only
cousin, we are just perishing to meet
you I They tell us you are awfully
Dice so you may rest assured that
we are strongly prejudiced in your
favor. Till to-morrow evening, then.
Affectionately, Jane, Ann, Susan."
Horatio picked up the note that had
lipped from between the pages. It
was an endorsement of his cousins'
Invitation, penned by tnelr hostess
a nicely worded note, that came from
a home In an excellent residence sec
tion. Horatio drew a long breath. Here
was something he never before had
encountered. His relatives were few
in number and most of them were
residents of the old home town in
New England. He dimly remembered
to have heard of the cousin of his
father's who had gone West when
only a boy, but he had fancied that
this spirit of adventure was looked
Upon as out of harmony with the
staid and dignified traditions of the
family. He was sure he had not
beard his father's cousin mentioned
since he himself was a boy. And now
these wild Western girls had swooped
down on him from the Oregonlan
wilds and claimed relationship with
him In the most familiar terms, and
forcibly taken possession of him, leav
ing no chance for escape.
I Jane and Ann and Susan!
' What would his aristocratic old
uncle, his mother's only brother,
think of these hoydens! But he
mustn't be permitted to see them.
jThere was no reason why he should
know of their presence. It he learned
they were in New York he would in
sist npon having them to luncheon.
I Jane and Ann and Susan!
! Well, he would accept the invita
tion. There was no way out of that
At least, It would be better to meet
.them than to offer a trumped up ex
cuse and stay away. If he didn't go
to the tea they would be sure to hunt
Wm up at the counting room. He
, would meet them and it they proved
positively Insupportable he would
stave his uncle send him on a trade-
extension trip to Rio de Janeiro.
, Jane and Ann and SusanI
w uw -u
Me opened a drawer and drew out
a sheet of paper.
"I wonder why Western people ever
were created?" ha softly growled.
It was a frigid little note that he
sent the three girls. Correctly
phrased and neatly penned, It was as
lacking in cordiality as a Vermont
snowbank. It was polite and tame
and distant. He was pleased to learn
that his cousins were in the city, and
he was pleased to accept their Invita
tion to tea on the twenty-fourth, and
equally pleased to accompany them
to the subsequent reception. And he
closed the conventional missive with,
"Sincerely yours, Horatio King Van
tine." Then he made a formal acknowl
eedgemeut of the invitation of the
hostess, and called a messenger boy.
"Jane nnd Ann and Susan!" he
muttered as the boy turned away.
"Sir?" said the boy.
"Nothing," replied Horatio.
At 6 o'clock he presented himself
at the substantial horns on West
i:!ghty-slxth street. As the maid
opened the door he heard a gust of
hastily-checked laughter. The maid
took his card and his hat and coat,
and ushered him Into the little re
ception room. Here the hostess, with
a delightfully cordial manner, met
him and bade him welcome.
"Your cousins will be down in a
The Future Life.
At the tunernl of the late William Jr. Laffan, the well-known
publisher of The Sun and art critic, at Lawrence, L. 1., a number of
selections from the Scriptures of religions were read by the minister,
the Hcv. Dr. Thomas It. blicer. Among them were the following
HE comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but
(if ji . not that of having had one. In some resepects I have
lost what I have had; in others, I still retain what I
have lost. It Is an 111 construction of Providence to reflect
only upon my friend's being taken away, without any regard
to the benefit of his being once given me. Let us therefore
make the best of our friends while we have them. He that
has lost a friend has more cause of joy that he once had him
than of grief that he is taken away. That which is past we
are sure ot. It 1b impossible to make it not to have been.
moment or two," she explained. "If
they were not so mischievous they
would be more prompt. I understand
you have never met them?"
No, Horatio had never met them.
"I think you will be surprised."
Horatio felt sure ot it. "They are
charmingly unaffected." This, of
course, was a neat way ot character
izing their disregard of decorum.
"I've known them since they were lit
tle girls. Ah, I think they are com
ing!" Horatio thought so too. There was
a scramble and a wild clatter on the
stairs, and three young women rushed
Into the room and shook Horatio's
hand vigorously and greeted him ef
fusively, and wound up b) joining
hands and circling about him In time
to a barbaric chant. They they
stopped breathless and laughed mer
rily. "That makes ycu one of the tribe,
cousin," cried the tallest girl. "It's
the Pawnee adoption song at least
it's all we kuo of it. Isn't he chic,
They laughed again.
"This is Jane, cousin," said the
other girls. Then Jane and Susan in
troduced Ann, and Ann and Jane In
troduced Susan. And they shook
hands again, and tea being announced
by the maid the three girls with much
laughter drew Horatio to the dining
It was not until they were seated
at the table that Horatio had time
to look at his cousins. ' His first im
pression was that he bad never seen
such hair. Jane wore curls that
draped her face, Ann had pulled her
heavy tresses over her forehead and
ears, and Susan Susan was the
youngest had the most disordered
coiffure Horatio thought he had ever
seen. As far as the faces ot the girls
were concerned, he didn't feel quali
fied to judge all he could see was
He was dimly conscious that the
girls were not tastefully dressed, at
least there was a flaunting ot bright
ribbons on their gowns that he didn't
"Ever West, cousin?" Jane sudden
,est of HobokenT" Ann added.
No," Horatio admitted.
"Noo Yawkers never dare go
West," said Susan, who had a funny
little lisp. "They might like It too
"We have planned to take you
home with us," said Jane. "We want
you to see the country Just as Qod
"You can't see any of it here,"
chimed in Ann. "There's nothing
In New York but rocks and elevators
and skyscrapers and subways and
"Say," cried Susan, "wouldn't the
folks round up when they saw us
leading Horatio down the trail!"
"Susan!" cried Jane. "You mustn't
mind Susan, cousin. She's as wild as
a Slwash colt."
Horatio stirred himself uneasily.
"Then you don't like New York?"
he managed to return.
"We like New York well enough,"
said Jane, "but of course it isn't like
the Skloory bottoms."
And then Susan unexpectedly be
gan to sob.
"Stop that, sis," said Ann, severely.
She turned to Horatio. "Susan Is
such a silly little goose, cousin.
Every time anything Is said that re
minds her of Oregon she gets home
sick and cries. She wants to go back
there to her tame bear and her crop
"It's no such thing," said 8uan,
sharply. "I'm going to glvo my bear
"Susan," said Jane, In a deep tone,
"remember where you are, miss.
Look at Cousin Horatio and see how
shocked he Is."
They all looked at Cousin Horatio,
who appeared very uncomfortuble.
He felt that he must say something.
"I'm afraid," he remarked, "that
you haven't seen enough of New York
to offset your Western prejudices."
"I thluk we have," said Susan,
promptly. "We were on top of the
"You are not a real New Yorker,
are you, cousin?" Jane demanded.
"I was born near Boston," Horatio
answered. "I came to New York
four years ago."
"Im glad of that," said Ann. "I'm
glad you are not a real New Yorker.
New Yorkers are so cold and ofllsh,
and so lacking in everything genial
Horatio remembered his letter with
a little twinge, and his face flushed.
He wished he hadn't sent It. He
wished he had hurried out ot town
instead of consenting to meet these
But before he could reply the vol
uble Jane came to his relief.
"Have you been abroad, cousin?"
"Once for a brief stay," he answered.
"We have been to Japan twice,"
said Susan, "and three times to the
Philippines, and twice to Honolulu.
You must get Jane to dance the
Jubajam for you. She does It aw
fully well, only you have to take all
the furniture out ot the room."
"Why, Susan!" cried Ann.
There was a sudden laugh from the
hostess. They all looked at her.
"Excuse me," she said with a lit
tle effort. "I was just faintly won
dering how that dance could be done
in a Harlem flat."
Even Horatio was forced to smile,
but It was a painful effort. He was
never more uncomfortable in his life.
His Western cousins with their dread
ful hair and flaunting ribbons were
fully as uncultured as be anticipated.
It was an unsatisfactory repast. And
there was all the evening at the re
ception ahead ot him!
But at last the tea came to an end.
They went back to the reception
room, but the three girls paused in
"You must excuse us for a little
while, cousin," said Jane. "We have
to do some extra fixing up, you
"Paint and feathers," added Ann.
"And beads and red blankets,"
And then they trooped up the stairs
with much laughter, the irrepressible
Susan bringing up the rear with a
few sharp "ylp-ylps" and a prolonged
A little later the hostess, who
seemed 111 at ease, excused herself on
the plea that the girls might need
her, and followed them to the upper'
It was not a pleasant quarter ot an
hour for Horatio, but it finally ended
and he heard the girls coming down.
They wore long wraps and hoods, and
he could not discern the changes they
might have made in their costumes.
"Hope you didn't find the wait
long?" said Jane.
"We are considered quick dress
ers," added Ann.
Susan!" cried Jane, warnlngly,
Horatio took his hat and eoat,
"And may I ask where we are go-
lng?" he said.
"We are going to Colonel Abner
Stow's home," Jane replied.
"Colonel Abner Stow!" repeated
Horatio. "The railway man?"
"Yes. He was our father's partner
for twenty years. The reception Is
just for us, you know, and not a big
affair at all. The colonel's house Is
only a block away. We can walk."
Horatio didn't say much during
that brief walk. He was glad the
girls were going to the home of an
old friend and a Western man at
And the very eminent captain ot
finance had been their father's part
ner? He wished to know more about
The colonel and his wife met the
little party at the doorway and gave
them a warm greeting.
"Don't wait for the girls, my boy,"
be said to Horatio In his bluff way.
"Come right down and talk with me."
So Horatio hurried down and the
colonel shook hands with him again.
"You're a lucky lad," he said.
"You've got the three finest girls 011
the Pacific Coast in tow to-night. Oh,
I've known them since they were kid
dles. They're dearer to their father
than his eyes. There's nothing money
would buy that he hasn't lavished on
them, and they are as fine ladles as
their mother and I couldn't say
And then Horatio heard a rustle be
hind him and there stood his three
He gave a little gasp.
What they wore he didn't know,
but It was something filmy and fas
cinating, and their hair was beautiful
to behold. It was a magic trans
formation, and he gasped again.
"The three Western graces," cried
the colonel. "Dare you say which Is
the fairest, my boy? Jane has the
poise, and Ann the eyes, and Susan
Is my heart's delight."
The three girls playfully shook
their heads at the gallant host.
And when they looked at Horotlo
he knew he was flushing to the very
roots of his hair.
A little later he found himself
alone with Jane. She suddenly
"Cousin," she said, "did you write
that letter with an Icicle?"
He flushed again.
"Jnne," lie answered, and it was
wonderful what a nice sound the
name had suddenly assumed, "I was
a fool and a snob. But you paid me
for it In very hitter medicine."
"It was Just the medicine you ex
pected to take?" laughed Jane. "And
you don't entirely disapprove of us?"
"Disapprove!" cried the young
man. "Why, you are the three moBt
charming things that ever happened.
I couldn't be more proud of you!
Will you be my uncle's guests at
"If you think he will approve of
us," she answered. "We are abso
lutely dependent on our only New
York relative, you know."
And the glance she gave Horatio
thrilled him through.
THE OPERA. :
In Harper's Bazar, Ralph Pulitzer,
son of the great editor ot the New
York World, continues to hammer
New York society with the relentless
brilliancy shown In his December ar
ticle in the same periodical. Among
other things he says, discussing the
"The dinner being leisurely com
pleted, the hostess remarks dubiously
to her husband that she supposes the
men might perhaps smoke their cig
ars on the way to the opera. This is
probably more from a kindly desire
to free the women from one another's
society in the drawing-room than
from any desire to reach the opera
earlier, but the men always acquiesce,
and pile into one carriage or auto
mobile and with their cigars and cig
arettes, while the ladles enjoy one
another's company in another vehicle.
"They quickly reach the opera, and
walk up enc flight of stairs, to the
distant muffled murmurs of the or
chestra and an occasional high note
from one ol the singers, loud enough
to force Its way out to them. These
solitary and sudden notes, robbed ot
all musical quality by the inaudibil
ity of their context, sound as if some
sublimated butcher Bhop within were
being operated to slow music. But
one of the guests, at some unusual!
penetrating scream, Is sure to breathe
'Ah!' (as she hastens her steps up
the stairs): 'Ah!' In tones of tender
and preposterous appreciation. Why
she does It she could not herself ex
plain, for she has not the least inten
tion of listening to the music when
she reaches the box. It is probably
done from the same Instinct that
would make her honestly declare, if
questioned, that she was devoted to
music or to children, although she
might not know a fugue in one from
a whooping cough out of the other.
A curious traditional attribute of her
sex, this devotion to music and chil
dren, which she still feels it seemly
to subscribe to in theory."
' "My wife had some alarming news
for me yesterday."
"Good gracious! What was it?"
"She set the clock for 6 o'clock the
next morning." New York Journal.
Comparison of prices shows that
living expenses in New York City are
twelve per cent, more than three
years ago. ,
NAME THE COUNTRY ROADS.
Increnxlng Density of Farm l'opula
tlon Makes Necessary Hotter Means
of Locating Residents,
By J. A. ANDERSON,
snout ihn iir'u of the rural free
mall delivery, telephone, parcel post
and any and all other conveniences
that go to make farm life happier
and better, I thought I would like to
suggest a convenience which could
ha om-rlprl nut hv the county commis
sioners of each county at a small
expense, that would do more to m
tin nrldu of the rural com
munity than any other that I can
For the convenience of the publie
it ought to be as easy to locate a
farmer's residence In the country as
a city man's residence In the city.
Let the country life commission in
clude in its recommendations that a
road that runs from the east to tne
west be called a "road" (or some
A road that runs from nortn to
south be called an "avenue."
A road that runs from the nortn
east to the southwest might be called
A road that runs from tne norm,
west to the southeast be called a
"highway" and all others called
In other words, that the public
highways of our country should be
called such names as would Indicate
the direction in which they run and
named alphabetically and numbered
numerically. Then the farm houses
could be numbered and the rural de
livery numbers that we now have
changed to the farm number.
This would assist the rural delivery
and the telephone very much to citi
fy the country and our merchant
houses would soon be distributing
country road directories for the ben
efit of all.
Now I believe that If the big pa
pers ot the country would take up
this matter there would be created a
sentiment throughout the country
which would bring about a complete
reformation, or rather the establish
ment of a system of naming country
highways which would in time be
It would probably require enact
ments by the State Legislatures to
hrlncr about a comnlete system of
this kind, starting with the various
counties. The main expense attacnea
to it would be guldeposts at every
section corner, and this would be so
insignificant as to cut no figure when
compared with the great benefit, not
alone to the farmers, but to the Gov
ernment In the rural route mall deliv
eries and to merchants and travelers
Wider Wagon Tires.
Necessity for a law requiring the
use of sufficiently wide wagon tires
to prevent the cutting up and rapid
destruction of Improved and sur
faced roads is forcibly urged in a let
ter from Hon. Frank Sheffield, chair
man of the board of county commis
sioners of Sumpter County.
Chairman Sheffield writes to thank
The Constitution for the prize
awarded to Sumpter County for the
best roads between Albany and Ma
con, on the Albany-Atlanta good
roads automobile run, and Includes
a word of praise for the work The
Constitution has done In the further
ance of this important State move
ment. One of the things which impresses
Chairman Sheffield most as needed
for the protection and preservation of
the roads is wider wagon tires. .
The Constitution has heretofore
urged the importance of some action
looking to this end, and that It must
soon come cannot be questioned.
As Chairman Sheffield points out,
when the roads are graded and sur
faced, "the tendency is to Increase
the load, and the narrow tire becomes
more destructive than ever."
By drawing the bill as he suggests,
so that it will apply only to new wag
ons and exempting those In use at
the time of Its passage, no hardship
will result to anyone; the narrow
tired wagons will gradually disappear
as they are worn out, and the roads
will be saved from their destructive
Sumpter County has already
worked wonders in road building,
and although, as Chairman Sheffield
Bays, she has just begun, "farm lands
along these improved roads imme
diately advance as much as twenty
five per cent. In price, and general
improvement of the farms is notice
able." Sumpter is furnishing a splendid
example to her sister counties, and
the work here, as well as throughout
the State, should be furthered and
encouraged by the enactment of wise
and necessary laws for the proper
care and protection ot the roads.
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The Father "It was a noble deed,
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The Father "Good. Then you
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Reginald Clarence, the well-known
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cyclopedia which will contain a bibli
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possible to find any record, from B. 0.
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