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The sweetness of love Is dreaming
Sweet dreams that will never com t-'ie,
With the star of hope blissfully beaming
In a bright ami impossible blue;
Dreaming that vows fondly spoken
Will ever be true as they seem;
Dreaming that hearts ne'er are broken; '
Dreaming that life Is a dream.
Oh! fate, awake me not!
Sweet dreams, forsake me not!
Shine on, fair star, in love's beautiful
Dreaming you love me yet,
, Dreaming youH ne'er forget
Let me not waken to find love untrue.
The sorrow of lovtng Is waking
To a world that is withered and old,
With the star of hope swiftly forsaking
A sky that is faded nnd cold;
Waking when time hath bereft us
Of all that the future endears;
Waking when nothing is left us, ,
Nothing but mem'ries and tears.
ONLY A FRIEND.
OR years I
had U u o w n
Yes, since my
hud been then
As I watched
ing from nar
row - minded
youth to beau
trembled lest In the picture I knew she
portrayed of future perfect happiness
I should be missing.
She was not a beauty as the world
terms them, but the kindly smile and
true character her face retlected were
more beautiful to me than perfect fea
tures. Rut her voice; what a voice It
was! A clenr, rich mezzo, aided by
perfect execution born of deep feeling
and power of Interpretation. She held
a position In one of the leading church
es In M , and there, I confess, I wns
wont to find the sennon more Interest
ing than at my homo church.
One bright moonlight Sabbath, ns we
strolled home from evening service, she
"How well Mr. Studly song to-nlpht!
What a beautiful voice he has, Ralph!"
Strange to say, I had been thinking
how well her voice nud his blended;
before I had niiswered she continued;
"He Is so pleasant, too. We should
miss him more than any of the others
In the quartette If he should leave us."
. "Yes, Elsie, he Is a royal fellow. But
will you go with me on Tuesday to
hear Campanarl? His voice is better."
"I am sorry, Ralph, but Mr. Studly
asked ma to accompany him that even
ing and I conseuted."
"Well, be sings again on Thursday;
we can go then," and so it was decid
The house was reached, nnd ns we
entered I thought I had never soon her
looking so well. Her eyes were bright
and sparkling, nnd the cold, crisp nlr
orougnt a rich damask to her round
cheeks. Removing her outer garments
In the hall, she started forward toward
the center of the parlor, nnd as she
did so I stopped her, and slipping my
arm about her, bent, and, ere she could
Interpret my Intention, I kissed her.
Tearing herself oway, her face nhluw.
she cried In a voice of deep anger:
"Ralph Moreland, how dare you how
dare you Insult meT while I, nil tho
bolder because of her anger, started
forward, nnd, possessing myself of
both her hands, said:
"Elsie, nngry with nm. no"-ns sho
tried to free herself "you shnll listen
angry with one who loves you better
than his life, yes, better than nil the
whole world besides, nnd whose one
ambition Is to make you his wife?"
With a low cry of anguish she start
ed back. I released her then.
"0, Ralph," she said, "I never
thought you would do this. I thought
wo were too great friends." Two great
tears started nnd coursed down her
cheeks, now pale as death.
"Elsie, my darling girl, dou't vou
"Love your she reiterated; "love
you; wheirhnve I not loved you; but
not like that, Ralph; not like that; I
could never be your wife."
In vnlii I pleaded, nnd then a disa
greeable thought forced Itself upon
mo. Framing It In words, I snld soft
ly: "Elsie, Is there some one else?"
Trembling, she stood there In the
semi-darkness. I could see how ngl
tated she wns ns I caught the faint
Tlien, Indeed, hope died within mo,
and sho continued: "Ralph, dear friend,
forget this. Let us le ns we always
have been, true friends. Don't," she
pleaded, "let this spoil our friendship."
"It shall le ns you desire; but, Elsie,
Is there no hope for me? What of this
"Poor Ralph, none. This other does
not even suspect that I care for him;
but, loving him as I do, It would be
wrong for me to consent to be your
wife. Please leave mo now; you have
surprised me so,"
And I weut along with my grief
knowing and praying that God would
not let her wait long or In vnln for her
true love to be rewarded and returned.
Two days passed nnd tho play wns
nearly over In the L oiK-ra house,
when suddenly tho cry of "fire" rang
through the) auditorium, caught up and
re-echoed by the terror-stricken people.
There In the first balcony were Taul
Studly nnd Elsie Mordant I watched
them both as tho pwple thronged the
narrow passagewuys. They had not,
I felt sure, seen mo, nnd I resolved to
remain close at hand, and If necessary
aid them. Ho made her wait untlUho
crowd were nearly out; then they sturt-
ed. They were within a few steps of
the door when, as though to add to the
panic, the lights were turned off. I
"Lisle," I heard him say, "are you
of raid? Will you trust yourself to
- i nm not arraia wnno with you,
Paul," was the soft reply, made with
"You are quite sure," he questioned,
bending low and giving her a quick,
"Is there any danger that we cannot
get out?" she queried.
"I think not. You will trust me en
tirely; let me be your protector now"
she nodded as there came a whisper
ed "yes" "now and always Elsie?"
"lea, Paul," she answered; and, lift
ing her gently, he bore her down the
I had heard all, nnd I knew then
why she had not loved me.
They are married now, and I I am
still "her friend." Boston Post.
A big battle ship has on board an
electric plant capable of lighting a
town of 5,000 Inhabitants.
The desert of Sahara Is ns large as
all that portion of the United States
lying west of the Mississippi.
It has been aseert .ined that plate
glass will make a m( re durable monu
ment than the hardest prnnlte.
The Netherlands have 12,00o oquare
miles, being about the combined area
of Massachusetts nnd Connecticut.
A law recently enacted In Norway
makes girls luellgible for matrimony
until they are skilled in sewing, knit
ting and cooking.
There have been 71,000 deaths from
plague In India so far, according to a
recent report by the secretary for In
dia to Parliament
An officer has brought to England
from the Malay States a sladang. a
kind of wild bison, said to be the only
one of the species In captivity.
The great barrier reef along the
const of Australia Is about 1,500 miles
long, the work of coral Insects. Some
times it rises almost perpendicularly
from a depth of 1,200 fathoms.
Two ceremonies In Burmnh mark
when childhood stops and manhood or
womanhood begins. The boys have
their legs tattooed In brilllnnt blue and
rod patterns, and the girls their ears
Siberia has a population of 5,727,000,
of which 2,054,000 are males nnd 2,772,
000 females. The population of Central
Asia wns determined at 7,7,21,000, of
which 4,158,000 are males and 3,502,000
Tho Triremes of Tiberius.
The recent recovery of some remains
of the famous triremes of the Emperor
Tiberius, which lie at the bottom of
Lake Neml, Is of great Interest both to
artists and antiquaries. The Lake of
Neml, which Is situntt-d about seven
teen miles southeast of Rome, Is form
ed by the crater of an extinct volcano,
t'pon Its broad bosom once floated the
magnificent pleasure house of the lux
urious and licentious Emperor,, Tiber!
ns Claudius Nero, who, leaving' his du
ties at Rome In the year A. D. 2(1, re
tired the following year to the Island
of Capreae, where he Indulged Ju, the
greatest sensuality. Ills love of luxury
nnd display wns exhibited In the two
famous pleasure triremes which bear
his nnme, and the remains of which
now lie burled In the Lake of Neml.
The discovery referred to consist of the
finding of several massive metal moor
ing rings nnd tops of stakes by which
the vessel could be moored to the
quay. The rings are fixed In the
mouths and bronze heads of Hons,
wolves and Medusae, by the tooth of
which they are retained In their prop
er plnces. These bronze heads are
marvelously modeled, nnd the faces are
characterized by a lifelike similarity
to the nnlmnls represented. Despite
their long Immersion In the mud of
Lake Neml, they are all perfectly pre
served, and the masslveness of their
build nnd the beauty of their outline
enable the spectator to Judge of the
magnificence of the structure of which
they once formed but a secondary and
almost Insignificant part Invention.
Was the Maine Hoodooed?
There are many stork afloat among
naval men who bcJIeve tu "hoodoos"
that the Maine was unlucky from the
day she was completed, says the New
York Tribune, It is said the greatest
enre was taken In her construction, as
the naval Ixxird was rathor suspicious
of the way previous contractors had
filled the orders of the government
and for that reason the Maine hvnme
the pride of the navy. Little mishaps
took plae from time to time that mado
the sailors say she was "unlucky," and
In August lSOrt, when she fouled her
anchor In Key West and bent the
plutca of her port kool, everybody
wondered how It could have happened.
Tho following February three men
were wounded while at target practice
by the explosion of a one-pound shell,
and In July, 1S07, the IwtUoshlp ran
Into an Hist River pier and cut In two
a barge- loaded down with railroad
cars. It Is said that the Bailors folt un
easy when they went with tho Maine
on Its delicate mission to Havana, as
they bflkved It was "hoodooed."
Parta of a Locomotive,
In tho formation of a single locomo
tive engine there are noarly (1,000 pieces
to l put together, and those require to
be as oeourntrly adjusted as tho works
of a watch.
Imitation may be the slueeivst flat
tery, but uiore men nequlro wealth by
doing a 8 they see others do not do.
Much of the experience a man geU
comes too late to benefit him.
HOBS0N AND HIS LITTLE BAND OF HEROES.
These are the portraits of Lieut. Richmond Pearson nohson and his gallant
crew of seven who sank the Merrimnc in the mouth of Santiago Bay, and who
will live' in' hiBtory as among the bravest of the world's heroes. The ninth pic
ture in tho group is that of Naval Cadot Joseph W. Powell, who commanded the
launch that followed the Merrimac, braving death to rescue the foriorn hopers.
Hobson, the leader and originator of the plan, is a naval constructor, with the
relative rank of lieutenant, junior grade. George Charette was a gunner's mate
of the first-class on board tho cruiser New York. He lives at Lowell, Mass., and
is 31 years old. J. C. Murphy was the coxswain of the Iowa. Osborn Warren
Deignan was born in Stuart, Iown, and is 31 years old. He has been in the navy
several years, and was one of the Merrimac's original crew. Francis Kelly was
also one of the erew of the Merrimac. He is a Boston man, and is 28 years old.
George E. Phillips is 34 years old, nnd was born in Cambridgeport, Mass. He
enlisted on the Merrimac ns a machinist soon nfter the collier wns bought by the
government. Randolph Clausen was coxswain of the New York, and smuggled
himself aboard the Merrimac without permission;
SECOND CITY OF CU3A.
Matanzas Noted for Its Qualntness
and Superb Beauty.
Matanzas Is the second city of Cuba
In size, wealth and commercial Import
ance and Is noted for Its healthf ulness,
qnalntness and beauty. Before the
war the population of thecity was 00,
000, but It dwindled to one-half, thou
sands of Its best citizens having Joined
the insurgent nrmy, and other thou
sands having been scattered or killed
owing to the exigencies of war. The
province has always been noted for Its
The San Juan RJver divides the city
Into two parts, the Pueblo Nuevo new
town and Versailles, and the river
Is spanned by several handsome
stone bridges. Pueblo Nuevo contains
the railway depot and one of the most
beautiful avenues In all Cuba the Cal
zeda de San Esteviui. For two miles
it is lined with imposing villas, all with
pillared porticoes In front, paved, like
the terraces, with mosaic of black1 and
white marble, or blue and yellow tiles.
These casas of the old-time tilled gar
dens are colored pea-green, sky-blue,
rose-pink, lavender, purple, crushed
strawberry, and yellow, but the colors,
which elsewhere would seem to stand
eternally swearing at the landscape,
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MATANZAS, CUBA'S SECOND LARGEST CITY.
here tone it so perfectly with the tropic
n.,.l .11.. . V. .. . .,.. e . l ... I
sky aud foliage that you fall to notice
tho violent contrasts. All the houses
are set flush with the pavement, but
each has Its beautiful garden nt the
sides, filled with flowers nnd stately
palms, surrounded by tall Iron railings
and stone pillars topped with urns.
After the great, conflagration of for
ty-three years ago, In which more than
half of Matanwis was burned, the well-to-do
losers rebuilt their homes on the
heights above the city, where ocean
breezes blow fresh and cool and the
wide-spreading bay affords a charm
ing picture. Unfortunately, perhaps,
tho old and uncomfortable public build
ings remained untouched by the flames.
The musty cathedral whose corner
stone was laid more titan three cen
turies ago, Is Imposing by reason of
masslveness and rude architectural
beauty. The custom house, erected
near tho beginning of the present cen
tury, Is long and low, with overhanging
roof of red tiles and pillared Inner cor
ridors. Matanas rejoices In the pos
session of a splendid new theater.
which Is said to be tho finest In the
West Indies, not even excepting Ila
bftjia"s "Theater of a Hundred Iknirs."
There are several handsomelv appoint
ed club houys and casinos, too: for In
Cuban cities, ns in Ihuls, Loudon and
Madrid, club life flourishes, at the ex
pense of domestic Institutions. The
view of the city from the summit of
the bills above San Soverlno Castle Is
magnificent and lucludes more than
thirty miles of undulating shore line.
THE RIGHT OF MIGHT.
War in All Its) Horror IToa Keen with
Vu Since the Hirth of Time.
War has been deflm! as murder
glorified. The scaffold replaced by a
triumphal arch would perhaps be more
figurative. A condition of things quali
fied as extra legal would be more ex-
act. War Is the parados of Jurispru
dence. It sanctions that which it has
forbidden; honors that which It pun
ishes, and rewards that which It re
proves. Its criterion is the result,
There Is no question of Justice or of
injustice. There is a question merely
of victory or defeat The Romans,
who, whatever their faults may have
been, were not casuists, summed it up
In a sentence vae vlctls woe to the
vanquished. War and humanity are
congenital. They appeared on earth
together. In the Old Testament the
most ancient chronicle Is a tale of mur
der. There two brothers are fnot to
face. Their Ideas conflict One kills
the other. The brothers are succeed
ed by families, the latter by clans.
There nre tents and passions. There
are races, nations, empires. But ah
ways the conflict of Ideas, always the
battle which ensues. History has the
monotony of the Infernal regions. It
is made up of groans. The lesson which
disengages from It Is the right of
might. There never has been any oth
er. The early warriors had the whirl:
wind for ally. The moon was their
servant To aid them the sun stood
still. The terror of Slnnl gleamed from
their breastplates. Men could not see
their faces and live. They encroached
and conquered. On the rock-bound hill
I they founded a line of kings. IresMit-
,. . 1 1 . . w
ly engeanee Incarnate talked Assy
rian. They were swept Into chains and
remained there until It occurred to Cy
rus to change the Euphrates' course.
With Alexander, who chased kings
hither and thither, came more might.
When the Roman eagles pounced upon
their prey there was more. There was
always more. In history there Is little
else. Of Justice or Injustice never a
word. Spain knows it. It Is might
that made her. But might Is not eter
nal. Even Hercules Is dead.
Some of our actors are wealthy men.
Joe Jefferson Is rated at ?2,000,000 and
Sol Smith Russell is a close second,
with something over $1,500,000 to his
Joe Murphy, of Kerry Gow fame,
while not as rich as Jefferson or Rus
sell, Is in no danger of going to the
poorhouse. He has made nearly a mil
lion out of Kerry Gow and it has
brought him In $0,000 for mnny years.
An amusing story is told of this pop
ular actor.. It was his custom years
ago to ostentatiously borrow on the
Rlalto every morning from a certain
manager, and always return it in the
evening. A noticeable point was that
in asking for the money Murphy never
lowered his voice or seemed to want to
keep the matter a secret from bystand
Ing actors. After this thing had gone
on for some time the manager asked
for an explanation, "Well, you see,"
aid Murphy, 'If those fellows thought
I had money about me, they'd strike
me for a loan, but when they see m
borrowing myself, they think It's no
When a boy begins to smoke, It Is
time for him to quit school.
After a woman has reached a certain
ago she never mentions It,
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ADJOINING OREGON CITY AND
IT is all within one mile of the center of the city and is con
, nected by an improved plank road. Healthy location, fine
view, good air, soil, water and drainage and a first-class
public school adjoining. With all the advantages of the city
and but a 15 minutes walk to to the business houses, makes this
a very desirable place of residence and bound to grow in
Choice Lots ready for the garden from $100 to $150 on
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