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EY lu J
J?tv feet have wandered into
'^SiVhere love looks out from
And God's sweet flowers lift
To giyeme smiles cf welc
The grand old trees stretch
Ana singing birds thrill to
"While summer's softest wini
And bring me tender mess
Even the low weeds so scon
Return the sympathy I gi
1 praise their homely worth
They bow their heads to k;
Folded within the heart ot ??
Are beauties old, and yet
I drink the glorious splendoi
As thirsty blossoms drink
I may not revel m the costl]
That they possess who kn<
But the most perfect gifts U
Home, health, and untold
My Avoman's heart can ask n
l?o sweeter lot than that v
To till life's hours in loving ?
The little child that prattli
And so I revel in the wenll
That greets roy eyes aroun
And think" how pleasant is t
When all the way lies thrc
BY ROSA KEL
It was a charming morning in early
September, and little Mrs. Samantha
Wells, o? the Torboltor Home For In
digent Females, contemplating the
outer world pensively, remarked to
her roommate, Mrs. Serena Dodd:
"Peaceful, ain't it, Sereny?" Seem?
like the Garden of Eden .before-^'
She was interrupted by a wai! of
'woe: "Mian! Miau! Miau!" There
?was a rum, a scramble, a rattling of
the trellis outside, a resonant "Bow
wow-wow ! "
Mrs. Wells sprang up hastily, and
leaning from the window, announced,
"It's thai: English mastiff from the !
engine-house on the boulevard, and,j
he's chased a cat into our honey
suckle." She peered down into the
thick foliage of the vine. "I can just
make lt out! It's yellow and black
and white." Then, cooingly, . "You
But the mastiff paid no heed, con
tinuing to bark vociferously.
"I'll tend to his case!'' affirmed
Mrs. Dodd. "Go home, you beast!
she boomed; and as the dog slunk
away,> Mrs. Dodd adjured in melli
fluous accents, "Kitty! Kitty!' Co
ome, kitty!" The kitten mewed pite
ously and clung still more tightly to
the honeysuckle, and Mrs.' Dodd
called out: ' ^
"Samanthy Wells, fetch me a
Two minutes later the brush ead
of a broom was lowered to the level
of the small fugitive, and he was in
duced to trust himself upon it, and
.was drawn up to the window-ledge.
.*0 me! ? my!" grieved Mrs.
Wells. "Heroin's a rail!"
"How folkes can, passes ne!"
stormed Mrs:' Dodd. "Hire some one
to take care* of the dogs, put tiie
horses out ia nice spring pastnr's,
bargain for the whole entire family
to spend the season at one of them
-first-class, sky-high hotels up among
the Berkshires, and leave little inno
cents like this to starve to death all
by their lonesome in a great city!"
The big Boston rocker creaked in
dignantly as she plumped down into
it. "Here, gimme him!" she ordered.
"I've had experience! ' Bold well and
and me brung up ia baker's dozen of
young kittens their own nateral pro
tectors had deserted." Mrs. Dodd
hugged the small creature- to her
breast. "Now you cut along to Betty
Macdonald, and say ain't she got a
thimbleful of milk to spare, and to
heat lt up a: speck."
Presently Betty/ the maid, ap
peared; but as she placed the brim
ming saucer upon the floor, she said
?deprecatingly, "I don't know about
.these actions. Miss Timpkins hain't
;got back 'from market yet, and I
rain't by any means positive she'll ap
prove of toling^cats around."
"This ain't cats, Betty Macdonald!"
protested Mrs. Wells, reproachfully,
".^?t's just one little teenty-tonty scrap
?of. a kittykins! Ob, do see him a-lap
ping up that elegant good breakfast
"with his cunning little pink tongue!
O me! O my! Wa'n't he hungry?"
Soon the other inmates of the
home had flocked in, and old Mrs.
Far well was begging:
' "Let me hold' him a spell. He's
the very image of the one my pa
lagged ail the way up from Falmouth
when I wan't the height of a pud
ding-stick, a reg'lar patchwork kitty,
and we named him Joseph."
"Who for?" demanded Miss-Sally. ?
"For Joseph, the son of Jacob,"
rejoined old Mrs. Farwell, stroking
the soft yellow and black and white
fur. "Didnt he have a coat of many |
colors, just like this dear little pussy
cat? And 1 can speak a piece about
him, too!" She crooned tremulous
"I love little pussy, his coat is so
And If I don't hurt him, he'll do me
Til not pull his-tail nor drive him
Bat Pussy and I very gently will
A brisk voice from the doorway
. addressed them: "Why, why, ladles!
What have we here?"
There was a babel of ex/anatlons
and pleadings, but the matron shook
'Tm sorry," she answered, "but
we can't keep him. The by-laws say
distinctly, 'No pets.' * I'fl notify the
Society For the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals, and they'll dispose of
As Miss Timpkins departed, Mrs.
Dodd said scornfully:
"? 8'pose them by-laws is like the
ones conjured up by Mr. Mead and
several other persons, and my Bold
wood he told me oncet they couldn't
never be changed, not for nothing nor
The clock was striking two when
the agent for the society with the
many initials. mounted the polished
?ak stairs with the matron, and was
met at the top by little Mrs. Wella,
I OF LOVE.
L PA TIT..
L every blade of jrrnss;
up their happy faces,
;ome as I pass.
iortli their arms lo bless ms
rae from above;
ls pause to caress me,
ages of love.
ve to them!
?ss my garment's hem.
ach glad morning
: of "heir dawning
the wayside dew.
: splendor ..:
;el at Mammon's shrine,
tod's love can tender,
happiness are mine.
o greater blessing,
ouchsafed to me;
M at my knee. ?
:h of beauty
(I. hfclow, above;
he path of duty,
lugh the path of love.
york Kitten, f
LEN " HALLETT.
"You'll be real teader with him,
won't you, mister?, He's a turrible
frail little mite."
"Certainly," assured the agent,
amiably, and Mrs. Wells turned and
led the way to her room. But the
patchwork kitten, that only a moment
before had been basking in the sun
shine upon the window-ledge, had
disappeared; and no one was to be
seen save Mrs. Serena Dodd, drows
ing in the big rocking-chair.
"Kitty, kitty, kitty!" called the ma
tron. "Kitty, kitty, kitty!" called
Mrs. Wells; and "Kitty, kitty, kitty!"
called th? agent. But at last mascu
line patience was exhausted, and the
"I'm in a hurry to-day, ma'am, but !
I'll drop in again to-morrow."
As retreating footsteps were heard |
along the corridor, Mrs. Dodd opened ?
? wary black eye. "Gone?" she
"Yes," replied Mrs. Wells, "and
I'm turrible glad we didn't discover I
that darling kitty, for I do say that j
not a. soul ought to begrudge bis en- !
j'ying a few more hours of this bee- !
yutifiil autumn weather!"
"I say and I do is diff'runt" Mrs. ?
Dodd opened wide both bright black i
eyes. "Samanthy Wells, you shut '
Wonderingly the little woman ?
"Lock it!" was th-? curt command;
and Mrs. Wells locked it.
Mrs. Dodd, bending forward, pulled
out a bureau drawer; and raising a
podgy forefinger, whispered; "Sh!
Sh! Don't make1 a noise! If you do."
with an-unctuous chuckle, "If you do.
you'll wake the baby up." And
there, sure enough,.vlji the lowest bu
reau, drawer plactffty slumbered the
"He.was so happy," said Mrs. Dodd,
beaming, "a-napping it in the sun
shine, that somehow or 'nother J
hadn't the heart to let him be dis
posed of. So soon's you skipped out
into the hall, I whisked him up just
as easy and popped him in out of
sight. With that crack up behind,
where I'm always shunting things
overboard, I calc'lated there'd be air
"You're so smart, Sereny!" said
Mrs. Wells, admiringly. "But, oh,
how did you darst?"
Mrs. Dodd bridled. "Didn't darst
and Sereny Dodd wa'n't ever near
neighbors." she retorted, "though I
don't take credit for it! I was born
so."* She reached down and lifted
out the kitten. "Ain't little Joseph
? "He ,is so," assented Mrs. Wells,
"and Joseph's turrible appropriate,
but a bit elderly, dou't you think,
Sereny? How'd Josie do for short?"
"I guess 'twill be Josie for short,
all right," gloomily commented Mrs1.
Dbdd. " 'Cording to Miss Timpkins
and that Cruelty man! Howsom
ever"-her lace glowed with the sud
den thought-"my'Boldwood always
said what man had done oncet, he
could more'n likely do again. And
don't man include woman? And
ain't Sereny Dodd a woman? And if
I've hid this patchwork kitty once,
can't I hide him again?"
And Mrs. Wells encouraged her:
"Any rate, you can try. And my Ab
salom, he used to say, 'Try can't ever
be beat.' "
"That ther patchwork, kitty is on
ur window-ledge again," proclaimed
Mrs. Dodd, boldly, that night at the
supper-table. "Can't Betty Macdon
ald give him a drink of milk?" And
Miss Timpkins nodded good-natured
"Promptly at two on the following
day the "Cruelty man" arrived, but
again little Joseph had vanished, and
while the matron glanced into tho
closet, and Mrs. Wells-O Mrs.
Weils!-peeped beneath the beds; the
agent observed dryly:
"A window-ledge touching a vine
covered trellis ls no prison for a cat.
He's miles away by now, ma'am.
"Whereas," chirped little ? Mrs.
Wells an hour later to the assembled
Inmates of the Home, "Betty says if
U we ladies will agree, 'No milk in
our tea,' she can manage to feed lit
tle Joseph 'thout any extry expense j
to the board or bothering Miss Timp- j
kins. Resolved, 'Will we do lt?' " j
/ "We will," was the solemn chorus.
During the nert week the patch
- A Ch
If you must sit and sig
And have the blues
Why don't you try
That there are sighs and
-And blues and blues,
From which to choose?
There 're heavenly blues,
i Both . easant-if you ha^
' And when you sigh, be li'
Who knows not grief, anc
I wor?r. K!(|tfn was smuggled In and out
under various concealing aprons for
his daily exercise in the garden. By
the end of that time he had learned
to climb bravely up and down the
trellis path, and while Miss Timpkins
was on her tour of marketing, ten to
eleven precisely each week-day morn
I ing-there is nothing like methodical
: habits in the head, of a household to
promote harmony-Joseph entered
upon his new kingdom.
He strolled in upon Miss Sally
Sloane, snuggled among Mrs. Ford's
couch cushions, cuddled down in old
Mrs. Farwell's ever-ready lap, and
was the one living being with whom
bashful Mrs. Prendergast talked
These were Indeed days of fearful
joy, no: only days, but nights also.
For often at midnight the young
scamp would clamber up the trellis
and mew plaintively, and little Mrs.
Wells, starting up in her bed, would
"There's our Josie! Ain't ! ho
And while Mrs. Dodd was mutter
ing sleepily, "Most too clever!" the
little woman, scurrying to che win
dow, would welcome the visitor af
fectionately, and as she crawled back
beneath the blankets, the patchwork
kitten would nestle down beside her,
purring with satisfaction, only to
rouse her again at daybreak, deniand
irp: instant egress.
Then December blasts began to
blow, and January snows to fall, and
Joseph came not once, but sometimes
twice and thrice between midnight!
and dawn; and although Mis. "Wells
still attended upon the small tyrant
with alacrity, Mrs. Dodd grumbled,
"Upon what meat doth this Ceasar
That he hath grown so great?"
but its Yankee equivalent, "Joseph's
getting too big for his boots. He
needs a hot loaf on his head."
It was the winter of the influenza
epidemic, and when one morning Mrs.
Wells was found to have a headache
and some fever. Mrs. Dod? was trans
ferred to another rsom and a trained
That night, as usual, there sounded
from the window-ledge an imperious
summons; but the nurse, a stalwart
maiden, and one who knew not Jos
eph, did not admit the young rascal,
but instead, cuffed his ears vigorous
ly; and while he clattered down the
trellis, little Mrs. Wells wept silently
among her pilows.
And when, at seven o'clock, Betty
Macdonald tiptoed in to make sympa
thetic inquiries, the little woman
stretched forth an appealing hand,
"Josie came to the window, and
she wouldn't let him in!"
"Never you mind," consoled Betty.
"I'll look after Joseph." . And an
hour later the patchwork kitten,
with a dish of cold water for his only, |
sustenance and cheer, was roaming
forlornly about the cellar, while Nora
O'Hara was asking:
"Ain't you going to give the Httle|
felly a bite to eat?"
"He ain't a little fallow any |
longer," asserted Betty. "He s get
ting grown up, and must earn his
own living like the rest of us. He's
equal to it."
And the patchwork kitten justified
Eetty's confidence, for when on the
following morning she opened the
cellar door, a haughty shape in yel
low and black and white darted forth
and laid at her feet a small gray
"E-e-e!" screamed Betty.
"A mouse! A mouse!" exulted
Nora. Then to the matron, emerging
from the dining-room, "O Miss Timp
kins, Joseph's caught a mouse!"
The matron stared. "Joseph?
"The patchwork kitten, ma'am."
responded Nora. "Mrs. Farwell
named him, and now he's proved
himself the grand mouser, ma'am,
and ain't only'a pet no longer, ma'am,
don't you s'pose the board'll let him
stay, ma'am V" And Betty Macdonald ?
"The old ladies, ma'am, they do
set store by Joseph something tre
"Joseph!" repreated the dazed
Miss Timpson. "Mrs. Farwell named
him! The old ladies set store by
him!" She recalled doors gliding to
at her approa''"*. half-uttered phrases,
and- "Why to be sure." regarding
the sleek, well-nourished feline be
fore her, "that's where the milk the
old ladies have been refusing for
their tea has gone to! Dear me!
Dear me!" Then aloud, "Well, under
the circumstances, perhaps the board
will consent, only-"
But the head of the household was
speaking to empty air, for Betty, with
oseph in her arms and Nora at her
heels, was racing up the stairs to tell
the joyful tidings; and while Mrs.
Dodd, sitting in Miss Sally Sloane's
room, caressed the patchwork kitten,
little Mrs. Wells from across the hall
"O mei O my! Ain't we tickled
most to pieces that that Mr. Mead
and several other persons your Bold
wood was acquainted with ain't never
been elected to our board!?'?^Youth's
A raw Irishman shipped as one ot
the crew on a revenue cruiser. His
turn at the wheel came around, and
after a somewhat eccentric session in
the pilot house he ioupd himself the
butt of no little humor below.
"Begorrah," he growled at last,
"and ye neec'-'t talk. I bet I done
more sceerln' in ten minutes 'n ye
done in. yer howl watch."-St. Paul
and blues of tranquil seas,
'e them, pray have these;
ke the turtle-dove,
I merely sighs for love.
Grey, in Success Magazine. ^
Tench School Children to Swim.
Ella Flagg Young, superintendent
of schools, assisted by officers of the
Y. M. C. A., started a movement to
teach every school child in Chicago
to swim. Instruction began at bath
ing beaches along the shores of Lake
Character gives . weight to one's
words anci permanence to one's acts.
Character secures the confidence of
those who employ us, the respect of
those abo7e us, the love of those on
bur level, the loyalty of those be
neath. Character is the guinea
stamp on the gold, the signature at
the edge of the portrait, the ring of
the genuine coin, the accent of the
speech of the New Jerusalem, which
i8j found only on the lips of the true
Makii g and Using Stencils.
The uscof the stencil for wall dec
oration, or for ornamenting curtains,'
starfs and even dresses, ?3 effective
aid not difficult. Whether the effect
is cheap and tawdry or beautiful and
dignified will depend upon the design
ani colors selected.
v To make the stencil, procure some
faiily heavy Manila wrapping paper.
Give it a coat of raw linseed ail. With
a c'.oth wipe off the superfluous oil
and hang the paper to dry. It should
be med when fresh.
Tc cut, lay the paper upon'a sheet
of ghss and use a very sharp knife.
This keeps the under side of the cut
clean; and free from ragged edges.
When finished the stencil should be
given a coat of shellac.
It .will be easily seen that since the
designshows only where the openings
occur. tbe openings alone make the
design,, and the paper must be so
made taat the paper completely sur
rounds sach opening; that is, unless
care is tsed in planning the design,
it may ?ll apart when it ls finished.
This cadreadily be seen by studying
Fig. 1. When this :gure is cut, the
pieces A and B will all out. In Fig.
2 this fault is corrcted. Ip. other
words, the parts tht make the de
sign must in each cse be separated
from each other hythe background
If, when the desig is drawn, and
before it is cut, the spces are filled in
with pencil or ink, it viii be easy to
determine if the figur is made so it
will not fall apart.
Those stencils are b6t which avoid
long, loose connecting parts (Fig. 3),
as they are likely to t* pushed aside
by the brush and the oVign blurred.
Fig. 4 shows the proper ^rangement.
The space 'to be deceated must
first be marked off into re<angles the
size of unit in the stencil. ?our holes
cut in corners of the stenq will en
able one to see where to plae the de
sign (Fig. 5).
If more than one color iadeslred,
the parts intended for each cojr must
be cut on a different piece o paper,
and If three colors are wanted; third
stencil must be made. Thcg are
used one after the other, ahwlng
each to dry thoroughly before ising
If, however, the different colo: are
quite removed from each other lithe
design, or if one color is a small ra
tion of the design, sometimes i jg
possible to cut them on the sa.e
ah?et, and then with a separate sm.i
brush" the extra color may be work,
in at the time the first color is a
plied. The stencils must be wipe
with a clean cloth from time to timi G
ancD care must be taken r.ot to lei
the color get on the front of the5
paper. The brush should be stiff and
with short hairs. If a regular stencil,
brush cannot be procured, bind an
ordinary bruah with: twins for an
inch or more, and then cut off the
ha}r thr?erquarters of an inch below
\hls binding. (See cut.)
? The color should be the consistency
of cream, and applied by stippling,
that is, dabbing, not by moving brush
backward and forward.
For stenciling, on cloth it is neces
sary to have the color free of oil de
posit. Squeeze tube paint on to blot
ting paper. Then if thinning is nec
essary use benzine, which dries very
Although it ?3 impossible to give
any absolute rules about the com
binations of color, yet to help those
unfamiliar with colors to producR
pleasing effects, we hazard a few com
binations which have proved satis
These colors are given in the order
of the proportion, that is, the first
named should be U3ed In the largest
areas and thc others In the order of
1 Grnv-grcen gray orango
2 Yellow-green cray lemon-yellow
3. Grav-gr?en . hiuorangeorrod
4 Gray-violet yellow-green cream-white
5 Gra'v-blue orange
5 LightgrayVgreen Halmon-pln.:
Two shades o? any of tho colors
j may be used in place of ene in case
! the design calls for more colors,
j Cream or ivory-white is always better
than pure whlta. If the colors in a
combination are kept in or.near the
same value they will be more likely
to be agreeable. By "the same value"
is meant neither darker nor lighter.
Hints c;i Leiter Writing.
' "When writing letters -a woman
should keep in mind the following
Business Metters should be^onclse
and clear, because business people are
supposed to be busy.
No letter is complete without the
In writing to collett employment of
any kind, ou.no account should per
sonal perplexities or needs be men
tioned. The world is full of unfortu
nate persons, and to a stranger the
?.roubles of one are no more than
tho3e of a host of others.
Letters of introduction are left
open when written.
Elaborately ornamented note paper
and highly perfumed notes are vul?ar.
When answering letters remember:
That written word3 stand a? ever
That an ambiguous sentence ls like
ly to be misinterpreted.
That a friendly word never harms.
That a written word of sympathy
can sometimes do much good.
That a letter written In a kindly
spirit should be answered in the same
way. even though the message is dis
That business letters and invita
tions must be answered at once.
That a lady acknowledges any
friendly offer of hospitality, even
though it be not by acceptance.
fights of Fiancees.
The law courts of Gottirigen have
just delivered a weighty decision af
fecting the rights and liberties of
Some weeks ago a young Berlin ar
chitect had a visit .from his be
trothed, a Gottingen lady. She stayed
In the capital over the week end, and
the architect escorted his sweetheart
back to the station, where, he fondly j
thought; he sauber in the train safe
lyjjound "for Gottlngeh., *
It appears, however, that the-lady
was reluctant to tear herself away
from the joys of the metropolis. Si-?
renlike, Berlin beckoned her back,
and at the second/station she left the
train and returned to the city, where
she stayed till the next morning.
Some kind friend imparted Intelli
gence of this to the architect, and
added that his fiancee had been seen
unescorted in the Friedrichstrasse.
The architect at once wrote to his
sweetheart, demanding explanations.
Receiving no reply, he broke off the
ingagement and instituted proceed
ings for a return of his presents and
:he money he had spent during his
jetrothal, including cab fares, rail
way tickets from Gottingen to, Berlin,
md the lady's board while she was
Her explanation of her conduct was
hat she was tired to the point of en
lul of the intellectual life of G?ttin
nen, and sighed for the renowned
nldnight revels of Berlin. The courts
leclded that she had done nothing to
ustify her lover breaking off the en
gagement, and dismissed the action,
idding that there was no proof that
he lady's escapade reflected in the
east upon her character.
Breach of promise cases are un
:nown to German law, so the Gottin
;en lady cannot mend her broken
leart with coin of the realm.-Berlin
Jorrespondence London Mail.
Changeable taffetas are in high fa
or for afternoon frocks.
Tucked long gloves are in again,
nd will stay for the season.
Thin brown cloth gauntlets are
ood for the horsewoman.
Parasols and stockings match the
own, whether .the shoes do or not.
The stitching itself is varied; a
road chain effect is new and pretty.
Pink silk gloves, are reversible to
?How, and just match the tearose
Yellow ll?le gloves are cool, and
Enable, and look like the fashion
ali but heavy chamois.
lowered net shirred over a white
Xetolltan straw hat makes a novel
anijretty effect for a dressy hat.
"Vite kid gloves are stitched In
colo to match the frock. Lavenders
anduks are especially favored.
Ctitecler gloves have come to
matcthe chantecl?r handkerchiefs.
A tinrooster or a golden pheasant
is enHidered at the elbow.
Wit the barnyard trimmings
which Q so much sought for, the
straw b(ri s-so coarse that one won
ders th?hey hang together-are the
Silk ii-ers, made so exactly that
It is diff.it to tell them from the
original idels, are used for fasten
ers at the>ck with the collarless af
Very pr\y afternoon gowns are
made of \ she?r batiste, which
comes in tfc^ost fascinating shades
this yea-j^is material, too, is
used for/pei*vS3 sup3> worn un?w
the whit* licSS gown.
Professor Arthus at a conference of
the Society of Natioril Sciences at
Lausanne announced that people bit
ten by venomous snakes can be kept
alive for c ,ht or ten hours simply by j
subjecting them to artificial respira
tion. He urged that every one living
in tropical regions should be com
pelled to learn how to carry out arti
The "ecent discovery .of practical
rnethoQS of converting crude cocoanut
oil into a palatable and satisfactory
vegetable butter has given great ex
tension to this business in Germany.
Seven companies are now crushing
the copra and refining the oil for edi
ble use. The importations of raw co
pra have more than doubled within
One hundred thousand gallons of
water sterilized by electrically-gener
ated ozone are used daily by the Pitts
burg Homeopathic Hospital. Dry air
Is passed through the ozonizers and
the ozone produced is mixed with the
water by means of aspirators. Three
ozonizers are used for sterilizing wat
er, while two provide ozone used for
sterilizing instruments and bandages.
Uranium is found commercially In
only two minerals in the United
States, pitchblende and carnotlte.
Pitchblende, which is widely known
because of its use as an ore of radium,
occurs in quantity in the United States
only in Gilpin County, Colorado,
wher? there are four mines that pro
duce it. Carnotlte occurrs as a yellow
powder in sandstones in Utah and
A French newspaper publishes some
statistics showing the causes of death
1 In the medical profession. The fig
ures are impressive, but there is no
indication as to the source of the In
formation. We read that forty-four
per cent, die of heart disease, twenty
per cent, from nervous affections,
twenty per qent. from the morphia
habit and seven per cent, from tuber
culosis. The prevalence of morphia
is. ascribed to the fact that a doctor
knows when his malady is Incurable,
and morphia is sought to soothe tho
Professor Ranke, some time ago,
brought out a new fact concerning
the brain of man as compared with
that of other animals. It has long
been known that the brain of a man
does not Weigh as much as that of ,a
whale, or an elephant, and that there
are birds and" ape3 whose brains are
heavier than man's in proportion to
the weight of their bodies. But Pro
fessor Ranke showed that the way to
reveal the actual superiority of the
hum?n brain is to compare Its weight
with that of the spinal cord.' Meas
ured in this, way manls ,brain is pro
portionately far heavier than that of
any of the lower animals.-Harper's
Weekly. ' O:*:
THE CIGARETTE IN SOCTETT.
Young Folks Hunt Secluded Corners
to Smoke, Not to Spoon.
It is difficult to imagine what the
next generation will be like if the
craze 'for cigarette smoking goes on
increasing at the present rate. Not
only young men, but even young
women seem to find it impossible to
exist for more than an hour at the
outside without having recourse to
whatever is the correct brand of
cigarette at the moment.
Once or twice lately while the
Lenten dance season has bean at its
height I have strolled into balls a
an immense liostelry hard by where
hostesses find it convenient to hire a
fine suite of rooms and pay a check
for something like ?1000, when they
could give a dance at home for a
quarter of that sum.
That, however, as Rudyard Kip
Ung says, is another story. What I
wish to remark upon, is the craze for
smoking which shows itself at these
festivities by which young couples
Anding comfortable corners on stair
:ases, in out-of-the-way rooms and
balconies, not, not as one might ex
pect, for purposes of flirtation, but
hat they may enjoy a cigarette to
And at the hotel in question, If one
joes to the restaurant for supper at a
private ball, say, at 1 a. m., a per
ec? cloud of smoke greets you as you
inter, which very decidedly takes off
'rom the flavor of the excellent
iands that are provided. This ls
ill bad enough, but as nothing corn
ered to the seriousness of young
nen and women smoking cigarettes
ill day as well as all night, and ren
lerlng themselves, after a few ycar3,
lervous and neurotic; perfectly use
ess to themselves and everybody else.
-From the Gentlewoman.
Tile Last Straw.
A certain judge in Kentucky, hy
eason of hts bad temper, found con
iderable difficulty In controlling in
lyiduals In the court room. On oe
cession there was unusual disorder |
it last the judge could stand lt nc
"It is impossible to allow this per
latent contempt of court," exclaimed
ls honor, "and I shall be forced to
o to the extreme length of taking
tie one step that will stop it."
There followed a long silence in
de court. Finally one of the leading
ounsel arose and, without the sus
icion of a smile, asked:
"If lt pleas9 your honor, on what
ate will yonr resignation- take
The Deacon's Parable.
A self-conscious and egotistical
oung clergyman was supplying the
ulpit of a country church. After the
=rvice he asked one of the deacons,
grizzled, plain-spoken men, what hp
lought of his morning effort.
"Waal," said the old man, slowly,
I'll tell ye in a kind of parable. I
?member Tunk. Weath?rbee's fust
eer hunt, when he was green. He
>llered the deer's tracks all right,
ut he follered 'em all day in the
rong direction."-The Housekeeper
NOT QU?TE THE SAME THING.
Party Tickets Had Changed Somewhat
Since the Old Gentleman
Handed Out Advice. .
Everybody who had known old
Henry admired him for the charity of
his tongue when he spoke of his
neighbors. It was his most marked
characteristic-except the independa
ence which he manifested jn his po
litical affiliations. It made a young
man who was visiting in the neighbor
hood curious, and one day, he man
aged to lead up to the subject and
ask the old man what had taught him
to keep such 1 a good watch on bis
.'It w?s my father," replied the old
man, quietly. "A splendid man, as I
remember him. He always disliked
to hear folks gos sipping unkindly
about each other. I've seen him,' when
they began it. get on his feet, just lia?'
a cow grazing and gradually working!
toward a hole in the fence, and be
fore any one knew it he'd be out ot
the room, so's he couldn't hear 'cm.
"He talked to me about it 'Henry,',
he'd say, 'when you're of age never
say any tiling about a man if you can't
say good of him, and always vote the
straight party ticket'."
"But you don't vote that way." ^ '
"Well, sir," said Henry, "you see
my father said the straight party tick
et, and when I came along to vote,
the pesky thing had got so crooked;
that I don't believe he'd have re cog'
A NATURAL QUESTION.
Landlady-I cannot accommodate
rou. I take in only single men.
Wigson-What makes you think
"I've got a long way to go and Tm
lot used to travel," said the applicant
it the railway ticket office. "I want
o be just as comfortable'' as I can.
egardless of expense."1
"No. I don't care for parlor to
"No. I want to stay awake an'
yatch the scenery."
"Then what do you want?".
"Well, if It wouldn't be too much
rouble, I wish you'd putN me up in
me of these refrigerator cars I've
ead so much about."
The Nurse's Opinion.
A nurse had been called as a wit
?ess to prove the correctness of the
ill of a physician.
"Let us get at the facts in the
ase," said the lawyer, who was do
ig a cross-examination stunt "Didn't
he doctor make several visits after
tie patient was out of danger?"
"No, sir," answered the nurse. "I
onsidered the patient lu danger as.
mg as the doctor continued his vis
3." . V . . : . ?
Life Is two-thirds bluff, law is three
mrths tyranny, pity ls nine-tenths
r?tense. Be genuine and poor If you'
ould die respected.
' And a Sure One.
The Body Does Not Feel Heat
Unpleasantly if it has
i j i A
People can live in a temperature
hich feels from ten to twenty degrees
loler than their neighbors enjoy, by
gulating the diet
Tho plan is to avoid meat entirely for
eakfast; use a goodly allowance of
ult, either fre3h or cooked. Then fol
ly with a saucer containing about four
?aping teaspoonfuls of Grape-?uta,
?ated with a little rich cream. Add to
is about two sUces of crisp toast with
meager amount of butter, and one
p of well-made Postum.
By this selection of food the bodily
ergy is preserved, while the hot, car
naceous foods have been left out
ie result is a very marked difference
the temperature of the body, and
this comfortable condition is added
5 certainty of ease and perfect diges
>n, for the food being partially pre
tested is quickly assimilated by the
Experience and experiment in food,
d its application tc the human body
3 brought out these facts. They
a be made use of and add materially
the comfort of the user.
Read the little book. "The Road to
3llv|i!e," in pkgs, "There's a Reason."