2Modern Most Rooms
Very Low and
o es Ouite Small
By MARGARET BATESON
HREE-QUARTERS of a century ago it was the ambition of.
every prosperous citizen to build himself a house. His dining!
table, the altar of ceremonious hospitality. gave two dozen
people ample space to dine and gesticulate around its polished
spread of mahogany. At expansive moments toward the end
of the feast some small child elaborately dressed and curled
would be placed on the table and invited to make her way
along with the decanters to the other end without upsetting
the dishes of dessert. And there was space for the performa
ance of the feat.
These houses really held things. There were immense pictures, of
rich dark oils, in the dining room, and fine unfettered ezpanses of waterj
olors in the drawing room. There was not only that great table, with
any leaves dedicated to eating; but in all the sitting rooms there would
ever so many fine, spacious solid tables on which work could be done
d things could be laid.
The people who could now be living in big houses have packed them
.lves into small ones, and I believe they will discover one of these days
they have lost a good deal by the change. They have lost more than
certain number of feet of space; they have lost the effect upon the mind
;nd character that a spacious life gives. We all know that peojle living
moors and prairies have as a rule a certain dignity that people who are,
ch crowded lack. What the large farm or homestead does for the,
er%, fCoufryian as compared with the oft crowded villager, that the stately
a wn house does for its inhabitants and especially for children and young;
ehe. p It makes the human being feel small by comparison with his sur
roundings, as the heavens and the ocean make him seem small. But it
tdoes not make him feel cheap and superfluous. The petty diminutive,
abode says daily to its owner: "Make haste; get out. Your room, little
as it is, is wanted for others."
But all this community of house room proved at last too trying.,
tGive me a place to myself, however small, was the cry that went up:
]from sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, and even from parents,
twearied with the noise of the family breakfast table and the personalities!
and occasional quarrels of the domestic board.
The cry has been answered-by builders and hotel keepers. We have
pnt iplace to ourselves, and small they are. We have diminutive flats with
iireception rooms that just receive a tottering little table and nothing else.
IWe dine at a table which accommodates a baby cruet almost under pro
elest. The narrow beds in our little bedrooms have sides. but no middle.,
here are no more fine pictures, only a quantity of plotographs peiilouslyl
dged against a narrow slat of wood.
And worst of all, there is not a decent table at which. a person can
sit with books nnd work at it. A drawing room may
look prettier since the abolition from it of all sensible
tables. But it is much less habitable. It is small
wonder that people nowadays try continually-to cur
tail the time after dinner. It is because there is noth
tng one can do in a drawing room. At best somebody
- - r ' s; at woaLs the pinola is set
The poet who wished for "an hour of crowded
ife" should try living now. On the score of crowd
'edness, if not of life, he would be well content.
Some sm hs fhmnwe
People t con o aifcoiy scmo
to Shiowvmnls ypteicta hs h e
G rief dwterhnkrheswt era
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uow the portrayerfofothe woetis otherfevgning.
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ver puup jb o misry e eul~y a ic tof dissol i nashoul
heyerehne u into th realatclefv; n oi.Km.temn
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should join* inavoain cmleeda.
PRAYER IS WITHOUT RESULT
Boy's Patience Is Exhausted After
Frequent Petitions to Throne
A young man who is prominent in
church work in Philadelphia tells this
about his nephew.
Harold is the youngster's name, and
next door lives another boy by the
name of Dewey. They are each seven
years old, and like most children of
their age are disposed to get into mis
'chief as often as possible. Several
days ago -they found a man's coat lying
on the front pavement while the own
er was fixing a gas main.- From the
pockets of the coat the two boys ab
stracted several tickets, and when
Harold's mother found it out she made
him return the tickets and explained
the sin which he had committed,
warning him to pray that he be for
given 'that night. He obeyed, and
while on his knees added a prayer for
Dewey as well.
The next night Harold's mother was
in the next room when he said his
prayers, and she heard him ask God to
forgive Dewey for stealing a piece of
cake. On the following evening he
again was moved to ask forgiveness
for his friend, this time for stealing
three pieces of candy. Apparently his
patience was exhausted, for the next
evening his mother was in the adjoin
ing room when he offered his evening
prayer, and this is what she heard:
"Gosh darn it, God, I have done the
1est I could for Dewey. I guess you
-1ill have to watch him yourself."
HIRAM CARPENTER'S WONDER
FUL CURE OF PSORIASIS.
"I have been afflicted for twenty
years with An obstinate skin disease,
called by some M. D.'s. psoriasis, and
'ethers leprosy, commencing on my
scalp; and in spite of all I could do,
with the help of the most skilful doc
tors, It slowly but surely extended un
til a year ago this winter It covered
my entire person in the form of dry
scales. For the last three years I have
been unable to do any labor, and
uffering intensely all the time. Every
morning there would be nearly a dust
panful of scales taken from the sheet
on my bed, some of them half as large
as the envelope containing this letter.
In the latter part of winter my skin
'commenced cracking open. I tried
everything, almost, that could be
thought of, -without any relief. The
12th of June I started West, in hopes
I could reach the Hot Springs. I
reached Detroit and was so low I
thought I should have to go to the
hospital, but finally got as far as Lan
sing, MiCh., where I had a sister liv
ing. One Dr. - treated me about
two weeks, but did me no good. All
thought I had but a short time to live.
I earnestly prayed to die. Cracked
through the skin all over my back.
across my ribs, arms, hands, limbs;
feet badly swollen; toe-nails came off;
finger-nails dead and hard as a bone;
hair dead, dry and lifeless as old
straw. O my God! how I did suffer.
"My sister wouldn't give up; said,
'We will try Cuticura.' Some was ap
led to one hand and arm. Eureka!
there was relief; stopped the terrible
burning sensation from the word go.
They immediately got Cuticura Re
solvent, Ointment and Soap. I com
menced by taking Cuticura Resolvent
three time a day after meals; had a
bath once a day, water about blood
heat; used Cuticura Soap freely; ap
plied Cuticura Ointment morning and
evening. Result: returned to my
home in just.six weeks from the time
I left, and my skin as smooth as this
sheet of paper. Hiram E. Carpenter,
Henderson, N. Y."
The above remarkable testimonial
was written January 19, 1880, and is
republished because of the perman
ency of the cure. 'Under date of April
22, 1910, Mr. Carpenter wrote from his
present home, 610 Walnut St. So.,
Lansing, Mich.: "I have never suf
fered a return of the psoriasis and al
though many years have passed I have
got forgotten the terrible suffering I
imdured before using the Cuticura.
What impressed Him.
W. H. Child, president of the Tel
lowstone Park association, went to
Europe two or three years ago and
had for a companion a man Interested
in the hotel business. They traveled
over Europe, investigating hotel and
commissary problems to some extent,
and finally arrived in Rome. They
went into St. Peter's and stood be
neath the dome. "Well," said Child,
"here it is. Here's the dome." The
hotel mnan took one, look torward. Then
he turned to Chiid and asked: "How
~nuch did that man In London say he
'wanted for them hams ?"
Not What He.. Asked For.
A smail boy hurried into the cor
ner butcher shop and told the -propri
etor his mother 'wanted a nice, ten-.
der turkey for Thanksgiving, and she
wanted it dressed. The butcher se
lected fust such--.g bird from the lot
In the window, and-said, with satisfac
"Here's a dandy, my boy-just what
your mother wants!"
"No, it aint:" returned the youth.
'That turkey hasn't any clothes on."
WAS TOO PUBLIC FOR HIM
Mild Mannered Little Man Has Very
He was a mild-mannered little man,
short, with gray hair and spectacles.
It was noon on Washington street,
and as usual the crowds were shov
ing and pushing to get somewhere.
The little man was trying to worm
his way through the crowds.
A well-dressed woman, accompanied
by a small boy, was mixed up in the
crowd. She wanted to cross the
street. The boy stopped to look in a
The lady reached down and grasped
a hand, saying: "Take my hand, dear."
"Not right here on the public
street," she was startled to hear some
Looking down she saw that she
was clasping the hand of the very In
offensive little man, who seemed to
be - much confused and embarrassed.
"Sir!" said she, haughtily, "I don't
want you; I want my son."-Boston
Ex-Gov. Bob Taylor of Tennessee
was once entertaining a northern
guest, who was rather skeptical about
the prevailing dialect in stories of
southern negroes. He thought it over
drawn. To disprove the contention.
Mr. Taylor laughingly made a wager
with his guest that the northerner
would be unable to interpret the lan
guage of the first negro they met.
Accordingly, they set out and present
ly came upon a black man basking in
dolently in the sun. Telling his
friend to pay close heed, Mr. Taylor
stepped up to the negro and demand
The negro blinked his eyes stolidly,
and then answered in a guttural
Wants a Long Engagement.
"Do you believe in long engage
ments?" he asked after she had con
sented to be his.
"Yes, dearest," she replied. "I have
always thought it was such a mistake
for two people to rush into matrimony
before they learned to really know
"Well, about how long would you
wish the engagement to be?"
"Let me see. Would you think it
was too long if we did not get mar
ried until a week from next Thurs
The family were fabulously wealthy,
yet here was their baby being born
with a plated spoon In its mouth. How
came that about? The young parents,
observing our perplexity, led us aside.
'The silver spoon Is kept in the
safety vault and a cheap substitute
is used in Its stead. One is never
sure of one's servants these days,"
they explained In a confidential whis
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