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Nice, France, Nov. 18.
HEN there recently passed
thiol Paris a slender, sweet
faced, aged lady, all ii,
black and leaning on a cane, the rep
resentatives of fifteen Paris paper?
went to write down how she looked.
She was thinner and paler than last
year, leaned more heavily than eve1
on her cane, and complained rathei
snappily of rheumatism.
Thus passed thru Paris again she who
once had been the leader of all Paris
fashionsthe youthful, beautiful and
brilliant empress of the French and as
she took the train for Marseilles and
the Riviera, one Paris paper threw it
up to her,j that she had begun life ae
the granddaughter of a bankrupt Brit
ish merchant of Cadiz, while anothe
claimed her cold severity and icy nag
ing ha driven her son, the Prince
from England to his death in
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The mother of the e\-Empiess
Eugenie was really a poor girl without
dot, married for love by a Spanish
grandee, the Count of Montijo. She
was also, truly, daughter of a Britisl
subject whose affairs did not altogethei
prosper at Cadiz but to the end he
held an honorable situationand that
from the United States of America
His name "was Kirkpatrick he A\U
related to Scotch families like th^ Gov
dons and Munroes. and tor years until
his death he was American ice con
sub He had married a Mis^ Powei*
and it is this Powers ancestn tl ,?i
connects Eugenie with the De Ecssep
family of Sue/ and Panama canal fame.
That as daughter of the Count o'
Montijo Eugenie was no poor gul when
she came with her mother to Pans
3851 is emphasized by something re
cent. Even had she spent all that Na
poleon III. left herinstead of hoard
ing it intelligently as she has always
doneshe would be' rich again today
thru the enormous rise in value of a
tract of Marseilles real estate left to
her by her father, and tenaciously held
on to by Eugenie thru the somber
autumn of her life as in her brilliant
prime. Surely it is a lesson to us all
to keep on paying taxes.
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She had already refused brilliant
Spanish offers of marriage when her
mother brought her to Paris, first the
Duke of Ossuna, then the Duke of
Sesto. As a young girl a gipsy hag
had told her fortune. "You will be
a queen," the hag had said and here
was a brand new unmarried emperor
who began at once paying court to her.
She had fallen in love with the Duke
of Alcanizes, who wanted her. Why
did she refuse him if she had not re
solved to make the hag's prophecy
Napoleon, on his sjde, as adventurer
prince had loved and been loved by
his cousin Mathilde and the Duchess
of Hamilton, granddaughter of the
Grand Duchess Stephanie of Baden.
"When he became prince president, the
Prince of Wagram offered him his
daughter. "When he became emperor
the Prussians proposed to him a sister
of the famous Hohenzollern prince
whose- candidacy to the Spanish throne
was to bring on the Franco-Prussian
war and Napoleon's ruin. Had he
married her, history would have been
ER) is a suggestion which is do
eidedly clever. The hostess
sent out invitations to ten
guests askin'g them to dinner she also
asked them to come with their heads
dressed -to represent some period or per
son. It was_ very interesting when all
were seated at the table to see what a
change had been wrought b\ the un
usual headgear. The host wore a peruke
and a black bow on his white wig he
was, of course, hailed as "the Father
of His Country." The hostess was
"Martha," with powdered hair dressed
in smooth bands and a high shell comb.
One lady had her hair ornamented
with autumn leaves and tiny butrches of
artificial grapes. She was at once
dubbed "Autumn." Another whose
hair was raven black, wore a coronet of
gold stars, with a crescent moon, and
she was *'Queen of the Night." The
funny man of the crowd had a wire bed
spring fastened on either side of his
head, from which hyacinths an'd doffo
dils apparently were growing. Of course
he was called "Spring."
The candle and gas shades were paper
masks, and the effect was very pretty.
The usual course dinner was served,
with toasts to the personages who were
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color scheme wa
carried out serving the refreshments
at a card party. After the game was
finished, the guests retained their seats
I dainty lace and embroidered clothB were
spread over the tables, and candles of
i either red, green* or yellow were placed
i on each table, according to the color
if decoration of the room.
Hj__ In the green room delicious fruit
|*'fialad was served in green apple shells
a sandwich of brown bread, cut crescent
shape, and a round sandwich of white
bread with two olives were on the plate.
In the red room the salad was served
from red apples, while in the yellow
.Toom oranges hollowed out held the
salad. There were salted nuts and tutti
frutti ice cream served in tall glasses.
Bed an'd yellow tulips, with white rib
bon, a boutonnjere for flowers used.
^..Tan years brings the tin wedding,
trad the very jolhest kind of a time
may be arranged by the couple who
wish to celebrate this anniversary. In
vite ten guests or more, but usually the
few tried and true, make the most
agreeable company for an informal
evening. The invitations are written on
cards and envelops bound with very
narrow tin band. Now for the decora
tions, which are wonderfully effective
pa the evening when the gas is lighted.
different. Eugenie's hand was to cost
him his throne from the start.
Napoleon fell immediately in love
with the beautiful and brilliant girl,
and this in spite of sly cabals that
were as immediately formed against
her. Napoleon was told that she loved
another. Bluntly he went to her, ask
ing: "Have you had a serious at
"Sire," she answered, I would be
deceiving you to pretend that my heart
has never spoken but of this I can as
sure you. I am always Mile, de
While their engagement was still
a half secret, the ladies of the court
declared the marriage impossible and
when they found themselves in pres
ence of Eugenie they disdained her
and kept her out of their circle. Until,
one day at Compiegne, they showed
such open hostility that Mile, de Mon
tijo, deeply wounded, had to complain
to the emperor.
i Napoleon listened, tranquil and smil
ing then when the beautiful girl had
I finished speaking, he tore a few green
twigs from a bush, twisted them into
a crown, and placed it on her head
while saying: "Wear this for the mo
EUGENIE JUST AFTER HER MARRIAGE. (WINTERHALTER.)
It was his announcement of their
marriage to the world. Not a murmur
rose from the girl's enemies. At once
Making Parties Enjoyable
Mile. MerrVs Suggestions
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Get the tinsmith to save all his tin i supper. The table may be prettily dec-
shavings, and wind these pretty spirals orated by forming true lovers' knots
around the chandeliers hang them as
drapery from the grills, over tne cur
tains and every place they will hang.
At a trifling expense a wedding bell
can be made of tin under which the
couple will stand to receive congratula
tions. A boquet for the bride, tied with
sprays of mignonette, were for the
groom, with hair ornaments, also brace
lets and rings, may all be made of tin.
Serve refreshments from a tin decorated
This is a good menu to serve, and a
little out of the ordinary: Creamed fish
or chicken in tin patty pans, sand
wiches, olives and coffee in tin cups
small cakes ornamented with silvered
candies chocolate bonbons and cigars
wrapped in tin foil. Cider or a fruit
punch may be served from a pun'eh bowl
concealed in a huge tin pan use a din
per for a ladle. In choosing partners
for supper, pass tin stars, diamonds,
squares, etc., which have been cut in
half. When the pieces are matched,
partners are found.
A reader asks how to entertain a
party of boys and girls between the
ages of 15 and 17. 1 should thin'k this
Corn party'' would afford a great deal
of fun. Provide simple refreshments,
which are always best, not only for
young people, but their elders. Issue
Invitations on corn-colored paper, writ
ten in white ink, for a Corn Party.''
Keep your plans to yourself, and you
will have the whole neighborhood won
dering what it is going to be. Decorate
the house with ears of red and white
corn they are very pretty hung from
the gas jets, grills and doorways, used
as candlesticks, and, if you wish to take
the time, soften and then strung on
linen thread with alternating glass
beads. These make beautiful portieres,
and will last for years. When the guests
all arrive, pass eats of corn tied with
ribbon to each, an'd a wooden dish such
as grocers use for butter request that
each person count the grains on his cob
and keep the number to himself until all
are counted then collect the kernels
and put them into one receptacle. Then
pass pieces of paper, on which each one
must write his name and a guess as to
the number of grain's of corn in the
bowl. The two who come nearest the
correct number are awarded prizes.
These may be thermomenters fastened
on ears of corn suspended by ribbon.
After this pass necklaces made by sew
ing popcorn on narrow baby ribbon to_
the girls, and watch chains to the men
when a necklace is foun'd to match a
watch chain, those two are partners for The Minneapolis Journal.
they flocked around her, and from that
day she was virtually empress.
Many stories are told of her alleged
flirtations, but it is now well known
that, as time went on, she came to
love her imperial Husband to the point
of rabid jealousy. The father of the
present pretender, Victor, always
guyed her: so that Napoleon III., who
liked to sit chatting and smoking with
the old rounder, had to do it in secret.
One day, about a year after the mar
riage, Napoleon slipped in by a secret
door and passageway and sat down to
"Does your wife make you scenes?"
he asked the sturdy "Plon-Plon."
"No," he answered. His wife, Clo
tilde, daughter of Victor-Emmanuel, is,
like Eugenie, still livingthe only two
of them all left.
"It's strange," said the emperor,
"you are a hard character, a chaser of
petticoats, everyone knows it, Clotilde
as well as the rest."
"Yes," replied the prince philosophi
cally, I am all that you say and my
wife doubtless knows of my ways. But
why should Clotilde worry? Victor
Emmanuel, her father, he was a hard
character and chaser of petticoats, too.
Therefore, as her husband resembles
her father, she must think it is the
way of princes. Perfectly natural.*'
I wish my wife was like yours,"
sighed Napoleon III. "Life is impos
sible with Eugenie. When I give the
most innocent audience to another
out of the popcorn ribbons. Serve mush
and milk (I mean cream) in blue bowls,
hot corn cakes and maple sirup, dough
nuts and coffee.
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This is a new version of the old
game of authors, and, will delight those
who are acquainted with books. All the
questions must be answered by the name
of an author.
1A kind of linenHolland.
2A name that means such flery things, one
can't (Inscribe its pains and stings.Burns.
3Kind of a bonnet Hood
4A high church official Popt.
5Part of a hospital.Ward.
6What a host said when the meat was
7Something hard to bear Payne.
8A kind of bread and a preposition Buskin.
9An artisan.Either Goldsmith or Cooper.
10What Oliver Twist called for.Moore.
11A breakfast dish Bacon.
12A domestic animal and a contented noise.
13A dress lining.WIggin.
14An obstruction to navigation.Barr.
15Something on a foot Bunyan.
17A game and a pieposition.Tennyson.
18An adjective Grand.
19A fraction of cuirency and*'a heavy
21What the fox dreads.Hunt.
22That which is more than a sandy shore.
23The name of a river.Poe.
24The way we will loijj after this mental
The prize for this contest should be a
framed photograph of some author.
Candy boxes may be had to represent
bpoks, and could be used as favors.
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Charity luncheons are very popular
just now. If a church society, club, or
charity organization gives a luncheon, it
is quite the thing for a lady to ask a
few friends to be her guests, sending
word in advatee to the chairman of the
affair to reserve the places or a table.
Society people are doing this, and some
times the tables are reserved for th
sum, and makes the luncheon a financial
as well as a social success. There never
was a time when there was so much
need for charity work, especially for
women and children. The rolls, cakes,
salads and meats are generally home
cooked at these affairs, so if there is a
surplus the things are sold, a supply of
paper bags berrtg kept in which the arti
cles may be carried.
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Questions on any subject pertaining
to this department will cheerfully be
answered. A reply will be sent by mail
if stamped and addressed envelop is in
closed otherwise answers will appear
in this column. Address Mile Merri,
Eugenie Today~Ex-Empress ofiithe French a Pathetic Figure
Former Queen of French Society Is Rheumatic and Walks
with a CaneHer Dramatic CareerBy Sterling Heilig
woman, if I even look at a pretty face,
I risk a violent quarrel. Say, Plon
Plon, don't you know any way to ren
der her less quarrelsome?"
"Yes, there is one way," replied the
For the Children
Separate Playhouses and Liv
ing Houses for Juveniles
Ideas from Abroad
EW views of the child training
problems are found in the
foreign custom of providing
separate playhouses, and sometimes
separate living house's, for children. An
English woman who had two grandchil
dren living near her had a small empty
cdttage which she believed might be
made useful to them in teaching them
to help themselves.
The little house only had one room
on the ground floor, and she furnished
it as a living-room |or them, and put a
store of coal and wood just outside,
which they brought in when they
wanted it, and with which they learned
to light their own fire. With the help
of the governess they did cooking for
themselves, washed up their own things,
and were taught to keep everything in
order, with some help and persuasion.
They entertained their grandmother,
and had other friends to tea, and some
times they would get in provisions for
their dinner and spend the whole day.
Convenient cupboards and places for
putting everything were arranged in
this cottage, and it was well equipped
with pretty china of a size which was
in happy medium between toy and
Other serious experiments have been
made along the same line in England,
one of the most prominent being that
of the countess of Essex, who fitted up
quite a sizable cottage on her country
estate, aircl had her children and their
governess live there a good part of the
time. They had their own friends and
A small, solid, well-built room, with
one wall omitted, in which children can
play during the day, is a common fea
ture of the back lawns in Germany.
,---e1 Tables and chairs where children can
hour appointed. This insures a certain 1 have their little lunches are provided,
and they act as hostesses to the elder
part of the family at the hour for
afternoon coffee or tea.
There are 11,250 women and girls in
the federal departments, of whom 6,363,
somewhat more than half, receive less
than $720 a year. Of this number 2,000
are in* the postoffice service, 1,150 in the
treasury department, 1,500 in the bu
reau of engraving ,and printing, 1,000
in the Indian service, 650 in the govern
ment prhrting office, 209 in the war de
Sartment, 950 in the pension office, 86
the navy department, 797 in the de
partment of agriculture and 19 in the
department of sate:
other, "the first time your wife per
mits herself to make a scene, paste her
a good one with the flat of your hand
on her cheek!"
"Don't think of it!" exclaimed Na
poleon horrified. "If I should have
the unhappiness even to threaten
Eugenie, she would be capable of open
ing one of the windows of the Tuil
leries and calling the police!"
She had enemies everywhere among
the women, who could not forgive her
her youth, beauty and place and they
ceased to lay
(Copyright, 1905, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
servant, and took part in the house
keeping themselves, the object being in close around him like a wal} and de
this case that they could live more fend him from adverse criticism, shield
simply here than they could at the hall. I him if they can from the consequences
selves, and to depend very little on' the
outside world." The remark was de
scriptive of a family which had so large
a connection that it might almost be
called a clan. You know how it is in
some localities. Many years ago the
traditional three brothers came sailing
over the great ocean, and established
themselves on Long Island or in Otsego
county, or drifted out in prairie schoon
ers to the west or en'camped in the
south. Hence, there is in one place a
great settlement of Browns, in another
of Whites, in another of Grays. Up
hill and down in adjacent parishes the
cousinhood resides, and the outbranch
ing of the family to remoter regions
starts from that point, so that when
there are family rallyfrrgs, old and
young, distant and near, converge to
the old ground and the old homestead.
The tie of blood is always strong, but
there are tribes of David and of Jona
than, where the tribal instinct is rela
tively mpre vigorous than in tribes, let
us say, of Benjamin and of Theodore,
who have the nomadic drop more deeply
coloring their lives.
When' we come to a united household,
we mean by it one where affection is
deep and true, where it is a joy to make
concessions and sacrifices, and where
one stands steadfastly beside the other
thru thick and thin. There are such
homes. In them brothers and sisters
love one another with a devotion that
lasts to the latest hour of life. If one in
the family is weak or erring, the others
BEDROOM AT THE TUILLERIES.
for her. Mme.
wife the Austria
ambassador, seemed to have sworn to
injure Eugenie's private character in
the eyes of the world.
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One day at Fontainebleau, Mme. de
Metternich, having proposed th,at all
the ladies go to the races in short skirts,
to have more liberty of movement,
Eugenie innocently acclaimed the idea.
While the short skirts were being pre:
pared, however, certain sincere friends
of the young empress became troubled.
Mme. de Metternich, then, affected sur
prise. "What harm can there be in
the empress going thus with us all?"
"No harm," said one of the ladies,
"but, my dear Pauline, would you
counsel your own sovereign, in Austria,
to get herself up in short skirtsf"
Then, imprudently, Mme. de Met
ternich let out her thought: "Oh,
that's different," she said, "no, cer
tainly, I would not engage the Em
press Elizabeth to go out in short skirts.
But my empress is a royal princess, a
real empress, while yours, my dear, is raised herself and, with an instinctive
Mile, de Montijo!" movement, cast herself upon Napoleon's*
HE Birches are such a united
family! They seem to have
a good time among them-
of his misdemeanors, and count no self
denial too great if they can uplift him
and help him over his hard place.
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It is'not unusual in a united family
for the burden to press too heavily on
some one whose ideal of the home is so
lofty that he cannot bear to have atoy
one belonging to it suffer a moment's
uneasiness. One brother perhaps forges
ahead, gets on in the world and is what
Is called successful. He makes his
mark. He becomes conspicuous in
finance, in politics, or in some walk of
life which he is fitted for by reason of
native talent or strenuous endeavor. The
rest of the family lean on this one. The
world is apt to be pretty evenly divided
into those who lift and those who lean.
The eminently successful member of the
family is expected to carry the rest,
and he often does it without a single
note of complaint.
Eugenie was fond of attention, and
like many virtuous and beautiful
women, she encouraged men, only to
turn them down at the last moment.
In so doing she imagined herself to be
extremely smart and wise but once
Napoleon wounded her deeply by open
ing her eyes to the fact that the real
dupe was herself.
"You admit to your intimacy folks
who are no better than spies," he said.
"You think you are playing with them,
because you imagine them to be sin
cerely in love with you. Go! I know
you! I have no fear for my happiness
as a man! But before you turn down
Nigra and Metternich and the others,
you have told them a thousand things
they want to know, and every one of
them is repeated at Vienna and
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That she loved her husband was
shown by an instinctive movement at
the throwing of the Orsini bomb. That
evening the emperor had promised to
be present at the palais royal, where
Plon-Plon was giving a new piece by
Augier. Either by a presentiment or a
fair woman's caprice, Eugenie had
begged him not to go but Napoleon
was inflexible, and Eugenie dutifully
accompanied him. The rest is known.
But what is not generally known is
that at the instant the bombs exploded
in front of the opera a bareheaded man,
with haggard eyes opened the door of
the imperial equipage and, dagger in
hand, appeared on the carriage-step.
Eugenie uttered a great cry she
Margaret E. Songster's Letter
The United Family
In the old days, before women were
so generally self-supporting, it was not
extraordinary to see a number of broth
ers and sisters growing old together, all
unmarried, because no one was willing
to diminish the family income by with
drawing his share from the common1
stock. Brothers do not so often in these
days remain single that they may main
tain spinster sisters in comfort, nor do
the sisters wish it. They feel entirely
able to take care of themselves, and it
is decidedly their preference to be in
dependent. There seemed no little sel
fishness in the deman'd that man or
woman should live a solitary life, for
the sake of others, and yet there was
in it often a nobility greater than is
illustrated in the modern fashion of
everyone for himself. Many a daughter
has put aside her own hope of individ
ual ease and of happy marriage for the
sake of a mother whom she could not
leave, and with whom she would not
burden a husband. The mother has
lived on contentedly accepting a costly
sacrifice which she has undervalued be
cause its magnitude never entered into
the scope of her imagination.
In one of the most united families
within the circle of my acquaintance
there occurred something very like a
tragedy when a girl year after year re
fused to marry her betrothed because
she would "not desert her widowed
mother and her younger sisters. Ten
years slipped away as swiftly and
silently as snowflakes that fall in the
night. The lover was patient, but grad
ually the romance vanished and he
ceased to regard with worship a being
whom he saw very often in an unbecom
ing print gown, with a gingham apron,
drudging, drudging, growing faded and
wan, with creases upon the forehead,
and puckers about the eyes. By and by
a pretty younger sister came home from
school in the lissome grace andbewitch
ing charm of Sweet and Twenty her
eyes were free from care, her cheek had
the bloom of the peach, her hair was
thick and brown, Bhe was what Bertha
had been tete years ago. John promptly
forsook Bertha and furtively courted
Elsie, and one morning Elsie stepped
into his waiting buggy and the two
went away and were married, after an
engagement of a single day. Poor
Bertha, a martyr and a saint, grew old
and angular ana after awhile, when* her
mother was dead, took care of Elsie's
A united family may make" such a
tragedy possible. Not because of the
family union, but because human nature
is' much too ready to trample down
Chose of ns who do Wot remember that
body, covering it completely with her
own, to save him from the dagger!
But her fears were vain: the man was
one of the two extraordinary' Ales
sandri brothers, the faithful Corsicans
who never quitted the emperor.
Contrary to the general ideaand
also contrary to all the tendencies of
Napoleon III.the empress was not
extravagant in spending money. She
was calculating, and had principles of
really rigid economy. At the Tuilleries
each day her ladies had to present her
personal accounts and she herself went
over her dressmakers' and other bills,
sending for details -and cutting down
overcharges without pity. Napoleon
often had to speak to her about it. To
day she has reason to congratulate her
self that, by reason of her counsels,
Napoleon had soaked down very im
portant sums in England in her name.
Most sovereigns do it. They say that
the czar of Bussia has $25,000,000 de
posited in the Bank of England and
the Bank of France. Franz-Joseph of
Austria is said to have his immense
personal fortune with the Rothschilds.
And the father of the present king of
Spain declared that his idea of earthly
felicity to be a dethroned king, liv
ing in Paris, with London bankers."
It thus happened that when the crash
came, Napoleon and Eugenie were able
to set themselves up handsomely in
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When Napoleon died, Eugenie con
tinued living at Chislehurst, with a
little court that grew smaller as the
years' went onvery much, it has been
affirmed, because of her persistent
ideas of economy. As he grew up, these
fell on her son, the Prince Imperial.
When he was little, she had been
only moderately maternal. That is to
say, as much as Napoleon had been
what is called a "spoiling father," so
much she affected severity. When the
little prince was born there was real
rejoicing among the people and I have
just heard an ancient grande dame of
the party telling of the "beautiful
days" when he was a pretty child and
Eugenie a blooming young matron.
Now the Prince Imperial is himself
but a memory, mournedafter her
fashionby a white-haired, thin, bent,
slender, aged lady, all in black and
walking with a cane in her Cap Martin
garden, or on the deck of her yacht,
or in the grounds of some exclusive
hotel at Cairo or Alexandria, or, in
the English summer, under the trees
at Chislehurst. His death at the hands
of the Zulus, seems to have been the
death of the Napoleonic cause and a
French minister could recently say of
it at a republican banquet: "The em
pire finished as it merited to fimsiu
Born of a perjury and a military up
rising, it was finally made to perish by
the rude spears of a few savages in ft
But what drove the Prince Imperial
to that adventure is said to be another
story, Eugenie's cold severity and icy
nagging drove him from England. It
is certain that when he came of age
he was" driven to respectfully demand
from her and her coguardian, M.
Rouher, their accounts of his guardian
shipand that Eugenie calmly refused,
well knowing that he would not dare
create a scandal by summoning her
into an English law courtI
we owe a duty to ourselves as well to
So far as practicable every family
should stand for something in the com*
munity. A common aim is desirable be
cause, as the old fable tells^us, while
you may easily break each separate
stick in a bundle, you cannot easily
break the bundle itself.
A family should stand together for
loyalty to whatever is best. Loyalty to
virtue, to citizenship, to honor, to tho
flag, should be inculcated as a family
trait. In our history there are family
names which shine from one generation
to another, with undiminished luster.
The Quincys, the Adams, the Hales, the
Everetts, the Abbotts, the Lees, tho
Grants, the Roosevelts, carry on from
one era to the next the traditions of
integrity, of altruism and of high ambi
tion which have been their distinguish
ing characteristics from the first. Ou*
president is versatile, straightforward,
mawly and public spirited, qualities
which have descended to him from
father and grandfather, and which, lei
us hope, will be bequeathed to his chil
dren after him.
In the commonplace daily life of th
home the united family avoids bicker
ing, fault-finding, envy, jealousy and
the malignant brood which follow in.
their train. They do not talk about ono
another to outsiders. There is a quaint
proverb to the effect that soiled lines
is best washed at home.
No family with the slightest claim to
decency airs its grievances before the
world, or goes about retailing the in
firmities or the sins of those who bear
its name. If the family be-large, thero
is every reason to expect that somebody
in it may fall short of the family stand
ard. There is all the more reason, thii
being the ease, to throw the mantle of
charity over the unfortunate and to
keep silent abont what cannot be
helped. Family pride is often carried to
excess and it may make us a laughing
stock to our neighbors, particularly if
the family honors are all in the past,
and the present does nothing to jus
A certain family in the south lived
contentedly on the community, accept
ing gifts of food an'd clothing which
were always delicately tendered, and
refusing to do a stroke of work, because
of its blue blood. The blue blood that
turns people into mendicants is a piti
ably degenerate stream, but family
pride is a good thing when it keep**
stainless the family name, when it
maintains high ethical standards, when
in all its annals there are chivalrous
men and rjare women who make the
world a betrer place by their noblo llr
ing. *_ -v