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THE LAND OF MAKE-BELIEVE.
tt l wrll t' wnnd.-r scnietlmes In the land of M.ike-Hrllcve.
T-.'iis, l! .-r "irliinj! Kar.ton. whir the heart may crate to grieve.
Whin- the VM .ire Kay w Ith iy- ar.l the path Hre paved with gold.
Ail our hor-fs. like souring soncftrrs. th.lr mercurial wiiiita unfolJ.
Let us nil be !:tt!r i-hlMren for awhile and make our way
Through tl-.t- evert and situr.y mrn.l.'w lnd of Makc-Itrlievt to-day.
Tbrr-' a Ji.-r n within an nrhor. where she rules In high renown.
With M'.y for n s,- jtrr and a f"se wreath for a crown,
Ar '. h.-r jrr low nn.l hoicht.r. for they ki-iw not sorrow there
Vint Imio or fain or mor.y tutor in 1it kingdom fair.
S.' . nr. t .---k the thtldr.n sine nn.l play the cm' they lny
A; tw w.itu'i r ;u 1 1 -. - gcMcii bind of M.ik-I.illce t lny.
The Work of the Puppy
Mr. John Preston was In a discon
tented ninl uncertain frame of mind.
He told himself a dozen time over
That he lia I been very taI treated;
that life .w a blank.
Mr. John Preston had bivn (anil
still for tho matter of that hon
estly In 'eve with little Lucy Mlnton.
lint there had come a time when
John wanted r. is way. atul l.ury knew
that she meant to have her. John
Preston had g ne off in a race and
I: al rooled five minutes after aid.
when it was too late.
"I revr want to see you acain it
has nil 1'oen a mistake." Miss Mir.ton
had declared. "1 sincerely hope, for
your own salvo, that yoi w'.ll find
home or.e who will understand you."
There are quite a number of people
In this world ready to he sympathetic
on an cinermncy ; when the emer
gency comes you wonder why yon
haven't thouuht of them, ami begin to
are. virtues iu tin m they nexer before
Tin re was Miss Clara llarroitrt. for
Install. -e. True, she was reported to
haw a t.tnper. hut Clara llnrcnurt
thought well of him; tliere was much
liuriiiK three days Mr. John Pres.
ton thrust out of his mind the image
of l.uey Mil. ton and resolutely held
before Mm thnt of Clara Uarrourt. On
that third evenim; he eame out of his
etn e into the raw air. and thought
for a moment what a hideous place
the city was.
Me came to a lone, narrow street,
with various articles hanging outside
the shops for sale, ami with other
streets opening from it. Wandering
aimlessly and stopping how and then
to look at the shops, he eame to ono
the window of which was fitted with
small fatten holding birds. From in
side came a noise of barkinc and yelp
ing, mingled with tho twitter of many
And thnt was where he saw the
puppy. The puppy was not associated
In any way with ordinary puppies, or
even ordinary dogs; he had a cane to
himself. And as John Preston stop
ped to hok at the shop his eyes were
on a level with those of the puppy.
He was a nondescript sort of fellow,
that puppy. In a word, he may be said
to have been all head, like a species
of hairy ti dpole. and to have had uo
lees to spe ik of.
'Nice dawg for a lady, si,-," SuS
pepted a man In his shirt sleeves, who
lounged out through the doorway at
that moment. " 'K's a 'andsomc davg
"1 should scarcely have called him
handsome," said John l'r 'ston, with a
'You take "in In your 'ands, sir.
urged the man, opening th race, and
hauliiiK out the puppy unceremonious
ly. "Keel 'Is teeth, sir."
Not desirlin; lo appear an amateur,
Mr. John I'usteu felt his teeth; and.
Incidentally, the puppy, pet to lie out
done In courtesy, "felt" Mr. PreMon's
(Mi the man iirgtm: nealn that this
was really a very good dog Mr. Pres
ton remembered that Mis- Clara Har
court had once said that sh loved
docs; this should bo a propitiatory sift
an excuse for oal!in that niuht.
So the puppy was bundled uncere
moniously Into a basket, and fastoned
down with a skewer, as thoimh he had
been so much moat; the price was
paid and Mr. John Preston walked
away with him. wondeiiue a little,
before ho had none a hundred ards,
why he had bought him at all.
He wondered still more, durlnp the
And That Wai Where H Saw tht
next half hour. becau9 tne puppy
kicked. More than that, he wriggled
a blunt little noe out of ono corner
of trie basket and yelped.
Finally. In desperation. Mr. John
Preston boarded a car and there the
real trouble began.
' The car had Jut tarted. when the
puppy announced who he was, and
where he was. by a series of yelp that
drowned the rattle of the wheel. In
stantly all eyes were turned ou Mr.
Preston and he endeavored to sup
press the puppy by pressing him hard
between his knees.
"I don't b'lleve the pore thins ran
breathe In there." said an elderly lady
sitting opposite. "Come to that. I
don't think the law let's yer keep 'rm
shut up like that."
Mr. John Preston looked helplessly
round, and then he observed a curious
thing. He was looking straight Into
yes that he knew, in a corner of the
car the ryes of Miss l.ury Mlnton,
and the eyes wrrr dancing.
Of course, etiquette demanded that
"I Wanted to to Give Him to Some
one I'm Very Fond Of."
he should take absolutely no notice of
hor; indeed, no sooner had the danc
Ing eyes met him. than they were
turned In another direction.
The puppy continued his yelping. It
was only when the conductor began to
make kindly Inquiries concerning tho
breed, and what It was fed on. and
other things, that Mr. John Preston
caught up his basket and swung off
the car into the road.
The car passed htm as he strode
along gloomily. He had an idea that
he could see those laughing eyes look
ing out through the lighted windows at
He told himself recklessly that ho
did not mind what she thought, al
though his heart was bitter enough;
he tried to look forward to basking in
the smiles of Miss Clara Uarrourt.
"Keep still, you little beast!" he ex
claimed, petulantly, as he shook the
basket. "I wonder if you'll be quieter
if I take you out and carry you?"
He pulled out the skewer, and
draped forth the small wriggling an
imal from the basket. Tossing tho
basket Into a doorway, he tucked tho
puppy under one arm and strode on
Put he didn't know that puppy; it
wrlgglod and wriculed, ami kicked
and squirmed, until at last it was ac
tually hanging by its head under John
Then, as John stooped to gather
him up afresh, the puppy made a dex
terous forward plunge, and shot right
cut of his arms.
And with what surprising agility ho
moved on those diminutive les! John
Preston whistled, and called, and
snapped his fingers; the puppy tucked
his small legs under hint and went on
at a sort of romping gallop. Sudden
ly he stopped, however, and John
Preston felt that he had him.
The puppy stopped nenr a slight,
girlish figure walking on ahead of
John Preston; more than that, the
puppy flung himself right in front of
the feet of the girl, and "yopped" at
her, and made little forward rushes
at her toes; so that she ha I to stop
ami stoop down and pick him up.
John Preston, going forward with
raised hat and with thanks on his lips,
stopped in astonishment; the girl who
held the puppy was l.ury Minton.
"This Is your puppy. : think," she
"V es," he stammered. "He
slipped out of my arms. Miss Mlnton."
"Shall I carry him?" she asked, al
most In a whisper, and immediately
added: "Mr. Preston?"
"You're very good," he said lamely.
The puppy knew how to manage
himself, thank ou; he was pcuertly
comfortable. He snuggled down
against Lucy's muff, and his mission
accomplished went fast asleep.
She carried that happy puppy all
the way to the depot. There Mr. John
Preston, with a memory of his
wrongs, suggested that he would take
the dog himself, and spare her further
Dut the puppy made such a fright
ful business of It, and kicked and
yelped and howled to such an extent
i that, tor the sake of peace, the dog
had to remain "Nailed ua against Lwcy's
"Ooodby, Mr. Preston," said Lucy,
when they got outside their own par
ticular station, and stood together In
the dark road. And she held out the
puppy in both her hands toward him
"I don't know what to do with the
little beggar," he said, helplessly,
"O," she said, softly. "Then why
did you buy him?"
Ho suddenly took hold of her hands
puppy nd all. "I wanted to give
him to to someone I'm very fond of;
someone who'll be kind to him be
cause of mo someone who"
Of course, you understand that It Is
absolutely Impossible to make Intel
ligent replies to anyone when an ex
citable puppy Is making soft dabs at
your chin and when you are vainly
striving agnlnst him.
Put. at all events. Mr. John Pres
ton seemed to be quite satisfied and
the puppy went to sleep again, obvi
ously content that he had put In a
very fair evening's work. Dlack and
WATCH SMALL AS A NICKEL.
Triumph Scored by an American
Maker of Chronometer.
The smallest watch yet turned out
In this country has just been put on
the market, although few are on sale
yet. The new watch Is the size of a
The smallest watch which Ameftcan
watch factories had hitherto succeeded
In making had been as big as a quar
ter, so the new watch Is looked upon
as marking a distinct advance In the
industry In this country. where
watches have only been made for a
little more than half a century. Watch
makers also regard It as Indicating
that the time Is not far distant when
Americans will soon overtake the old
world's watchmakers, the Swiss. In
turning out watches of minute le.
The Swiss still mnl:e a watch small
er than the Americans, but the watch
Just put on the market here by both
the Walthnnt and the Elgin companies,
the two largest watchmaking concerns
In this country, will have the advant
age over the Swiss watches that all
the other watches made here have pos
sessed, namely, that of being turned
out In quantity. Pnder American
methods the daily output In one fac
tory Is 2.r.00 a day.
The new watch is the result of
months of patient endeavor by tho
watchmakers and machinists. For
every new sized watch designed new
machines have to be made, and as
the size of the watch is reduced, by so
much more must these machine be
made more delirate.
It Did Not Matter.
The man In the case was old and
profoundly in love with a young, beau
tiful and fashionable woman.
Whether she loved him In return is
not said. It is enough to say thatwfce
permitted his attentions nay, more,
she encouraged them.
In fact, they were to be married.
Is it necessary to state that he was
"My darling." he said to her as he
rlasped a magnificent brarclet of dia
monds about her wrist. "I love you
moro than 1 can tell yon."
Ho spoke the truth, too. for it Is
easy for an old man to love a young
and beautiful woman who smiles upon
"Oh." she laughed, as she tapped
him playfully on his bald head, "you
don't have to! Money talks, you
And the old man thought it was so
very bright and funny that ho stooped
down and kissed her.
Her Letter and Her Answer.
"Would you be kind enough to re
turn my photograph?" she wrote. "I
gave It to you in a moment of girlish
folly, and I have since had occasion to
regret that I was so thoughtless in
Of course she pictured that photo
graph framed and hung up in hi
room, and was Inclined to think that
he would part with It with deep re
gret. Just why she wanted it re
turned Is immaterial. Of course he
had offended her in some way, but It
is unnecessary to Inquire how.
The answer to her note came the
"I repret," it read, "that I am un
able at this late day to pick out your
photograph. However, I send you my
entire collection, numbering a little
over 500, and would request that you
would return all except your own by
express at my expense."
Not always Is It be who wins hi way
Through proud uclilrvemoei lo Ills world
t'pon whose shoulder falls tho sacred
of swrct serenity when wanes life's day.
Ofttlima tho weary Who bi'llealh the
Of so-c-iilUd failure would give up his
Has risen through the gloom with
(Iri'iiKt honed soul.
And enuKht the eli'itm of some divine
Failure, sucresa are terms but relative:
They are not measured In the Mind Di
vine lly such poor standards as our earthly
Who patient throuKh apparent failure
Are like the watcher who, at sun-derlln.
A riiiyltKht fade beholds the even star.
Herman Montague Donner In "l.yrlc
of a Finnish Harp."
Flnnlrus "I wonder why It Is that
those who attain the pinnacle of suc
cess never seen to be happy?"
Cynnleus "Because the pinnacle of
success Is like tho top of a particularly
tall lightning rod with a particularly
sharp point, and those who succeed in
perchirg temporarily upon it usually
find that they ar targets for all the
world' thunder.' Town and Comyy,
PORTRAIT OF MISS ALICE
ROOSEVELT MUCH ADMIRED
;f yflX v- ,
The portraits of Mrs. Roosevelt and
Miss Alice Roosevelt which were ex
hibited at the Paris exposition and
were purchased by President l.oubet
and p-esented by him to President
Roosevelt, now hang In the White
house, where they are attracting much
attention. The painting received a
PRATT'S ARMY RECORD LONG.
Chief of Carlisle Indian School Began
Service in Civil War.
IJettt.-Col. R. H. Tratt, for thirty
years chief of the Carlisle Indian
school, who will be retired from the
army as a colonel. Is C2 years old. and
began his military career as an en-
.UeuT-OcX. E. M. PfeATT
listed man with the N'lnth Indiana In
fantry. He afterward Joined the
cavalry and fought with distinction
during the civil war. He entered the
regular army In 18C7 as lieutenant and
was breveted captain for gallant serv
Ires In the war of the rebellion. Col.
Pratt Is a native of New York state.
President Roosevelt' Good Nature.
President Roosevelt had more fun
than a schoolboy at the wedding of
Senator Corkrell's daughter joked
with the girls, shook hands with the
matrons and exchanged "Jollying" re
marks with the young and old men.
At the wedding breakfast he made a
short speech. In whlcn he astonished
everybody by saying that although
Missouri Is a splendid state he could
not think of living there. "No," he
said, with a twinkle in his eye. "1
wouldn't live there If I could, because
I think so much of Senator Cockrell
and admire him so greatly that I don't
ee how I could keep from voting for
him, and as he Is a Democrat, you
know that would never, never do."
ICICLES ON TELEGRAPH
WIRES DO MUCH DAMAGE
One can hardly fully realise the
extent of damage that can be wrought
by the united effort of drops of water,
especially when accompanied by a
freexlng temperature. Telegraph wire
are often coated to a considerable
thickness with ice, and break under
the load, but a thing occurred during
a late rainstorm which linemen of the
different telegraph companies say they
never experienced before. On the Pe
oria line of the Chicago, Burlington
Qulney. near Maqucn, the ice forma
tion on the wire were truly remark
able. An icicle eally form at the
tad of a water apout, but wfcen a tele
great deal of praise from art critic,
who saw them in Pari. The portrait
of Alice Roosevelt presents her In
characteristic pose, her head thrown
up and backwards. She was painted
In a gown of white tulle, the same a
she wore at her coming out party at
the White house.
Met the Wrong Indian.
Harry Wadsworth, assistant clerk
of the Senate committee on claims, is
a great expert on Indian sign lan
guage. He la credited with being
able to converse with all kinds of red
men. Recently he was appointed In
dian agent for 'the Shoshone reserva
tion In Wyoming. Seeing a band of
Net Perces Indians tho other day on
a steer car, on which he was also a
passenger, Wadsworth commenced to
attract their attention by his signs.
They eyed him suspiciously, but one,
more friendly than the others, eventu
ally crossed over to the new Indian
agent's seat. "I am sorry," said he
very apologetically for a red man,
"but I never learned the sign lan
guage. I can only speak English."
When Kitchener Laughed.
At the durbar state ball Lord Kit
chener's knowledge of the figures was
of the vaguest kind and in conse
quence all he succeeded in doing waa
to tie himself and his partner In the
most absurd knot, to the intense
amusement of the others in the set
and of the large crowd looking on.
The hero of Khartoum was beaming
with delight, and so he blundered
through to the end. When the muslo
ceased at the end of a quadrille he waa
In the middle of the room looking for
his partner, and laughed heartily when
she camo up and found him.
Victor Hugo Museum.
Paris Is about to add to its literary
attractions by opening a Victor Hugo
museum. It is to be established la
one of the quaint Louis Trclze houses
still surviving on the Place des Vosges
which was inhabited by the poet while
be was yot the young Hon of "Her
nanl." Dr. Hale' Idea of Philanthropy.
Dr. Edward Everett Hale say If
he were a millionaire he would buy
a large tract of land near Boston,
divide it into four-acre lots, build a
small house on each lot and present
them to the poor at a nominal rental
and at ths end of ten year give them
Record In Scotch Coal Shipment.
Scotland shipped 11,279.422 tons
of coal last year, constituting a rec
ord. graph wire coat itself with a half,
inch diameter of ice, and then delib
erately allows about 2.000 icicles, vary
ing from three to four Inches in length
to form between the short stretches
which exist between the poles, the
phenomenon i a rare one. Figuring
approximately the weight supported
by one of these light wires for the
same distance, one 3nd that the short
length held in suspense over 200
poui,d of rain drops. They snapped
in score of places, and hundred of
dollar have been expended for repair
ing the broken ones. The Interruption
to b unifies l also serioua.
The Blind Lover.
They tell me that her eyes are blue.
Her cheeks display a wild rose hue
What need la there to tell!
The grace of her smiling glance.
The peeping dimples that entrance,
I feel their beauty's spell;
When first I heard her singing.
How swift the shadows Mewl
While yet the strain was winging
X felt her heart was true.
I cannot view her locks of gold.
Her little ear' enticing mold.
Whereon no gem la hung;
But when her finger neat In mine.
What they reveal none can divine
No poet ever aungl
To me a sense la granted
Unknown to other men.
And by It light enchanted
I see beyond their ken.
Samuel Mlnturn Peck In Boston Tran
script. Lucky Box.
London' latest fad la carrying
"Lucky Boxes." which are trade of
ebony, with a secret spring holding the
cover, inside of each Is an Egyptian
eye, which is supposed to assure the
good fortune of the wearer in all af
fair of love or business.
Besieged by 8nail.
A dealer In edible snails at Paris,
France, recently received a consign
ment of twenty-flvo large barrels from
the vineyard districts. Before retir
ing to bed he opened each barrel to
make sure that the snails were alive
Instead of fastening the barrel
down again, he merely spread tar
paulin cover over them, the result be
ing that In the night the snail es
caped. The man, who slept In a little
room -off his shop, was awakened in
the dark by some of the snail crawl,
ing over his face.
For the moment he waa too terri
fied to move. Then he sprang front
bed in search of a light, bat he trod
on some of the snail, which were all
over the place, and fell heavily to the
ground, inflicting a serious wound oS
Screaming out that he was being
murdered, he fled into the street,
where a gendarme subsequently found
him fainting from loss of blood.
Through the open door was moving
an Innumerable procession of snails.
The shop and bedroom were Tound to
be covered with them, and hours were
occupied in returning them to their
Bill Fish of Bear Lake. ' 1
Bear lake, an isolated and deep
sheet of water among the highest hill
of Chautauqua county, N. Y has In
it depth a curious fish known locally
as the bill flsli.
It is a gar, and is a connecting link,
so naturalists say, between fish aa they
are to-day and as they were in prehis
toric times. Tae bill flsh Is found In
this state only In this Chautauqua
It has a horny coat of mail and a
sharp, long bi'.i, full of formidable
looking teeth. The bill flsh grows to
weigh 20 pounds and look ferocious.
New York Sun.
Early Steam Motor.
In 1838 an Englishman who hid hi
Identity under the pseudonym of "Sax
ula," wrote to the London Mechanics
Magazine describing a steam motor
carriage, which he had Invented ten
years previously, with the article he
A7nT1Uib!U'r; J-J"r chimney
and ateam cheat. C-8team pipe rased
deep In flannel, working an endleS
chain wheel on tho crank shaft and
two small fly wheela. E-Anothsr end
leas chain wheel either fast or loose
on the main axle. G-Ooke box and
ney- I Polot pole.
enclosed a drawing of the carriage,
which was published by the editor.
Both reading matter and illustration
were renrndiionH in a i .
- . . ... muiciicau)
Mechanics' Magazine several week
taier. a young New Yorker, whose
Interest waa aroused bv anm a Lnau
menu of the American editor in re-
gara to tne possible effect which suca
an invention mieht have fin the MA.r.
ment in favor of better road in Amer
Ira. kept tea conv of the mm.
which this pioneer automobile was de-
icnoeu. -me illustration Is the one
rlglnally published in
Jiat time. Philadelphia Ledger.