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Only to hear her voice again, Its sweet tones soft and low! It charmed me when I heard it tl~en A little while ago, .And still I feel it o'er me steal-- it will not let me go. 'Tis lint the echo of her song, The shadow of the sound Of that dear voice for which I long That follows me around, Yet find it well in that sweet spell To know my heart is bound• Only to hear her voice again. ]Beside me fondly near, In tones of tenderness as when She held my love as dear. When joys have left the heart bereft How precious they appear! My heart Is now a harp held mute Till her voice touch the strings; If to her ear response be clear True harmony it brings. For, as she will, the harp is still For, as she will, the harp is still. m m Foliy's Fire, ]BY ELIZABETH CHERRY WALTZ. (Copyright, 1901, by Daily Story Pub. Co.) The old grandmother was dead and the baby, Angels, had followed her, as if the loving creature had beckoned to her from heaven. The winter had been long; the debts heavy and work scarce. Aurella, with feverish eyes and scar- let lips, had sewed and toiled. Law- rence, her husband, was sullen and discouraged. His tasks were irksome and to him there seemed little com- fort aL home. His trembling hands and shifting glances begged pitifully fOr a change, a relief of mind and body. In the spring news came to Aurelia of the death of her grandmother's brother, a wealthy bachelor• He had ~'llled the grandmother some money, and it fell to Aurelia as her heir. When she heard of it she went to Lawrence at the forge and sat down on the bench near him. It was a long time since she had sat there--almost a Year. "That money is coming to me, Law- ~ence." "Well ?" "I have been counting on what I'd do. I'm going to give you five hun- dred dollars for granny's keep." "I grudged her nothing," he said doggedly. "Oh, I know, but you felt the bur- den. I'm going to raise it a little. I Want you to rent the shop and get away. I want you to be free and to see life 'thout so much hardness. That's What I'm going to do." "Oh, but it's your money!" "I'm going away, too--and see how it is to be free. You go your way and I'll go mine. If you want to come back, maybe you will find me here, Patching, sewing, tailoring, mending; ~hen maybe you will not." He glanced up and down the road With a relief on his fa~e that did not e~cape ,her scornful eyes. "It might do us both a deal o' good to get away," he said, cautiously, "but "That money is comin' to me." I did not like to propose it. Since you ~ay so, I'll be off as soon as I can find ia man to take the shop. We can come back in a year." 1 "In a year and a day," she said more ightly; "if I am not here, I will send [ a letter and So must you. Now you ] are free." IIn a year and a day he was at the forge again. He was stalwart and I~erry. Life had gone well with him. The old postmistress shook her head as she handed him a letter. "So the times have gone-good with you, Lawrence?" "And gayly," he replied. "I am yet in my youth and can enjoy. The towns are full of sport for a man who loves a light heart and good company. But I promised Aurelia. She is, doubtless, well amused somewhere. Au- relic was handsome and can take care of herself." There she was in the doorway. The old woman scowled at him while he read: "I am indeed well off, content, but will come if I am called. I enclose another sum of money. If you would roam farther go fop another year and a day." ''~ Adversity came upon him in the next year, adversity' and sickness. His bold and gay friends fell away and he was near to beggary. But he would not return until the time was up lest he not be able to hear from Aurelia and not be bidden home as he now desired. He went to and fro over the county selling nostrums and wonder- ing what had become of Aurelia. On the day set he came into the village. A great coach and four block- ed the street and at his old shop door he met Aurelia in gorgeous array and with ~he scorn of a princess in her bearing• "'You see I keep my promises," she said, gayly, "and how goes the world with you?" She was so splendid that his heart beat madly. "Aurelia! What luck has come to you ?" "The favors of the rich. And I am beautiful, they tell me. I do not be- lieve you knew it in those old days. Now here is money and you shall have another year's freedom. Go and be merry, also." "But, Aurelia, I----" he stammered. She mounted into the coach laugh- ing gayly and was soon away. Only the old postmistress was left to cackle at him as he stood like a man in a dream. "Burned by Folly's Fire--always the wages of the foolish." The year went by slowly enough. Now Lawrence was not content with the inns and taverns or cottages, but haunted the houses and castles of the rich. He saw wealth and splendor, but he nowhere saw Aurella--nor any one who was so lovely. The old life came back to him with its industry, its~ simplicity, its stern duties. He saw it in a new light. How pure, how innocent, how lovely was.his child wife! How long she had gone about her duty uncomplainingly, while he re- belied! Now that he had seen the world he knew all that other life meant. But what of Aurelia? A year and a day! It seemed an eternity. Once mort~ he walked into the hamlet. The cottage looked fami- liar, its dooryard bright with the gay flowers the traveler admired, the win- dows open and white-curtained. And-- could he believe his eyes?--Aurelia in her old print gown, there she was in the doorway ! He could not speak from excess of emotion. He leaned against the great tree in front of the gate and waited for her to come out to him. "I see you have discarded your fine array," he said coldly. She smiled rather sadly. "I left it all at the castle of my godmother." "And now?" "Here is money for your wanderings again." "I do not want it." "W~hat will you, then?" "The old life, if--I can. the old thought, the old work--and the old love." She smiled brightly. "So you have roamed enough. Well, it is a good thing to come home after being long away." "And you--where have you been and how long since your return? What of the coach and the splendid gowns?" "T~hey were my godmother's loan for a short time." He looked at her perplexed. "A short time? t~[ow long were you away ?" "Foolish one! Not at all. Why should I go? I have spun and brewed and baked. I have seen the world from my window and d,oor here. Wom- en are not so varying, Lawrence• I did not care to follow fool~Z fire---not I, sir." "And now?" "Your place is ready. I fancy you will rove no more--at least, not soon. Is it not so?" RECORD OF EARLY BOOKS. First English 13ook Was Not Printed in England, The first book printed in the Eng- lish language was not printed in Eng- land. William Caxton, the English mer- cer, carried on business in Bruges. In ]469, he began to translate into English the "Recueil des Histoires de Troye," and to supply the great demand for copies of the book he set himself to learn the art of printing. The "Re- cueil," the hrst printed English book, iarobably appeared in 1474, and may have been printed either at Cologne or in Bruges. In 1475 Caxton printed an- other work translated from the French. Its title was "The Game and the Playe of the Chesse." This was the s~cond printed English book. Caxton left Bruges in 1476 and set up his press in Westminster, England. Such is one ac- count but other authorities hold that the book on chess was printed at West- minster and was the first book printed in England. The Encyclopaedia Brit-' annica says: "At what date Caxton brought his press to England and set it up at Westminster is quite uncertain. It was probably between 1471 and 1477; 1474 is the date of the Game and Playe of Chesse; but the tradition that this work was printed in England may not be correct." However that may be, it was the second book printed in the English language.--Montreal Herald and Star. A Remarkable Story. An article in La Science pour informs us that a Chillan botanist has discovered a plant that coughs when the slightest particle of dust alights on the surface of one of its leaves. Strange as this may seem, it is not at all, for upon sufficient provocation it appears the leaf of this same plant turns red and spasmo~lic tremors pass over it in sucession, while it gives out a sound precisely like sneezing. The so-called respiration of plants is well known to botanists, but when it comes to coughing, blushing and sneezing it would seem that a special examination should be made both of the plant and the botanist reporting the phenomena. From Standing Grain to Loaf. A Great Bend (Kan.) correspondent of the Kansas City Journal writes: '%tanding wheat in the field at noon today, harvested, threshed, ground into flour, baked into bread in large quanti- ties by a bakery and sold around town for 6 o'clock supper was a record- breaker in this county this afternoon, in quickness of conversion of standing wheat in the field to the bread plate. A combined harvester and thresher is doing work in California style near town. Several bushels were taken to the Moses Mill and Elevator company, ground into flour thence the flour went to the Moore bakery, was made into bread, baked and offered for sale in quantities. s Tanning Leather. The slowness of the process of tan- ning is largely due to the difficulty with which the tannin penetrates into the hide. As the penetration pro- gresses the outer part of the hide be- comes converted into leather and is thereby made impervious, consequent- ly the rate of penetration decreases. Months of soaking in the tanpit are therefore necessary for thick hides. God does not pay weekly, but pays at the end. He who plants fruit trees must not count upon the fruit• It's i~ard to catch hawks with empty hands. (With empty hands men may no hawks lure.--Caucer.) AI E3ClCA'S C Vt". The noticeable feature that is asso- ciated with the historic America's cup, and which at first glance speaks vol- umes in favor of the temperance yachtsman, is the fact that never since the bit of silver was fashioned into the Royal Squadron One Hundred Guinea Cup by which name it was first known--has it held intoxicating liquors of any sort. Candor compels the admission that the reason for this is that the cup has no bottom. ]t was more than a generation after the old schooner "America" won the cup, be- fore this fact became known to the club members. It was during a ban- quet sometime in the early seventies, and when a toast was proposed to the "blue ribbon of the seas," it was sug- gested that the cup be brought, filled with sparkling champagne, and !quaffed in fitting style from that re- ceptacle. Nels Olsea, the big good- natured superintendent of the club, was despatched for the cup, which was them out is notable. J. Pierpont Mor- gan's "Corsair III.," which is a repre- sentative boat of the fleet, cost its owner about $75,000 a year while she is incommission, and even then, he is not noted as a lavish entertainer• The club has recently built a new home on West Forty-fourth street. New York city, which is the finest of it~ kind in the world. In design, it is of modern Italian rennalssance. It is equipped with a library of great value; chart room, with charts around the world, a quaint grill room built like "between decks" on an old man-of- war. The model room, which is the most pretentious apartment of all, contains models and half models of all the noted yachts in the club fleet, and others of importance that fly the flag of other nations. A pretty custom of the club is to. make the owner of the challenger for the America's Cup an honorary member of the organization, and all those who are living today, duly br0ugM forth" from its niche and placed in front of the toastmaster. Several bottles of wine were brought, but Just before pouring the fizzing fluid into the silvery depths, it occur- SIR THMOAS LIPTON'S SHAMROCK IL with the single exception of the Earl of Dunraven, are members of the club• The Irish earl was at one time a member, but was requested to resign after his memorable charge against the owner of the "Defender" in 1895, which were absolutely without founda- tion in fact• Fifty ~ar~r Al/o. More than fifty years ago, before the nineteenth century grew old, a f~w enthusiastic yachtsmen met on bo~ixd Commodore Stevens' schooner "Gim- crack," and organized the New York Yacht Chlb. There were about a doz- en men in the cabin of the old yacht, young fellows who loved the sea in all its varied moods, and who banded together for pur4 sport. Success of the new organization was drunk in the s~mpler beverages of the time, for in those days when the sport of yacht- ing was scarcely in its teens, yachts° men were not the luxurious set who,, THE AMERICA'S CUP,. in these days of splendid steam yachts, recline under awnings and sip cham- pagne from cut glasses, while the soft zephyrs waft the blue smoke from their perfectos to leeward, and the song of the sea gurgles soothingly past the shapely hull. Many years ago the "Gimcrack" joined her prototypes in "Davy Jones' locker," but Just how New York Yacht club has prospered is a matter of history. Its growth was healthy. Many young fellows joined the little coterie, and the squadron swelled from half a dozen modest sailing yachts to the greatest fleet of pleasure craft in the wide world. To- day the blue burgee, with its red cross and white star is known and respected on all the seven seas. The founders of the club did not grow old, but drifted into eternity at intervals. None of them is alive to-day. The Princess Frederick-August of Saxony, daughter of the grand duke and duchess of Tuscany, who some day will be queen of Saxony, is taking a regular course of training as trained nurse at the Lutheran hospital l~ Dresden. The princess is particularly INDEPENDTNCE. interested in ambulance work and "first aid to the injured." An oi1 tank, holding 1,260,000 gallon,, has been built in San Francisco for storing oil fuel for the use of the street railway companies. COLUMBIA. ~edto s~rq~.01~e to look inside the cup. It was found to be minus a bottom, and the wine was drunk in the ordi- nary manner. Other Valuable Cup~. The America's Cup, although the most noted of any prize in the world, is not the only one that has attracted attention in yachting circles. Two ether famous cups, presented by the New York Yacht Club--the Cape May Cup and the Brenton Reef Cup-- have been won in international con- tests by the British cutter "Genesis." The 'Genesta" crossed the˘ ocean in quest of the America's CtSp, but the ',"Puritan," ~design~cl by Burgess, of Boston, proved stlperlor. Before leav- ing, the "Genesta" was entered in the race for the Cape May Cd'p off the Jer- sey coast, and in the Brenton's Reef Cup was sailed off Newport. She won them both. and it was not until Royal Phelps Carroll's "Navahoe" cr~med the ocean that an American yacht again competed for these trophies. Sh~ brought back the Brenton's Reef Cup, but the Cal~ May Cup still adorns the haa~dm)me club house of the Royal Ya'dht Sii~adt'on at Cowes. .Ne~ ~or/( ~acht Club. Three races acro~ the ocean have been held by yachts of the New York Yacht Club, one between the "Daunt- less" and "Coronet," and the other between the "Vesta," "Fleetwing," and "Henrietta"; the latter was sailed dur- ing December, and proved the sea- worthiness of the American craft. The yachts enrolled in the cluh, both sail and steam, are the fastest:in the world, and the d~agnificence in fittin~ NEW YORK YACHT CLUB'S ~UP DEFENDER CONSTITUTION,