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H JACQUES FUTRELLE
V Illustration by M. ItETTflCR
H .pirlbl. . Jjt Tli Ai.ori.tisi Hmnltr JUirailnx.
H LoprliM, l)o, brTbtliouUUtrrmi'uiir;,
H Count dl nnlnl, Ilia Itallnn iimlim.
siiih ssdor, It nt dinner with diplomats when
m a messenger lummtim him to Iho cm-
siiih bnssy, uliere a beautiful yuutiK womnn
IH S4k8 .(: ticket to Iho embassy bull.
B 7.7" ticket made out In the nam of
fH Mlu Isabel Thorne, Chief Cnmpbell of
IH l.ne..M,.cr,,t frvlc. nnd Mr. Orlmm. Ills
ttB head detective, or wnrned that n plot Is
H brewing In Washington, and Orlmm goes
B ! V.' V,t ba" tar Information, tils nt-
H tentlon Is called to Miss Isabel Thorne.
H . w,,h her companion, disappear. A
IJM shot ! heard and Benor Alvarei of the
H A , cn. ltlon, Is found wounded.
IH .lr.mmJ, "url Miss Thonio did It; he
H ". h,rl "mandlng knowledge of the
H affair, ami arrests Pletro Patrotlnnl. Mlsn
H Thome vlslte an old bomb-maker and they
sim fy";u" wonderful experiment. Firty
IjM thousand dollars ! etolen from Hie ofdoe
H vL.T ,u",Ilue,; " minister from
H jAlfii'.i ' ?.n1 !' detectives are In.
fB vestlgatlng the robbery Miss Thorne np.
H J", ", "" Pf '" legation. Orlmm
IjM r".11"- Mrr.of lho "'! money In
H n10. ' bul R new mystery occurs In
H !l! disappearance of Monsieur Ilolsstk-ur
S the Trench ambassador.
H CHAPTER XIL '(Continued.)
H "Monsieur," he went on, and thoro
H was h tente note In his voice, "tho
H ambAssador of Franco hod dlsop-
H penred, gone, vanlshodi Wo scnrcliod
H tho houso from tho collar to the serv-
H ants' qunrters, oven tho roof, but
H there wna no traco of him. The hut
M ho usually woro was In tho hall, and
H nil his other hats woro accounted for.
M You may remember, Monsieur, that
M Tuesday was cold, but all his top-coats
H were found In their proper places. Ro
H It seems, Monslour," nnd repression
H ended In a burst or excitement, "If
H he loft tho ombassy he did not go out
H by either door, and he wont without
j hat or coatt"
H He atoppod helplessly and his gazo
H; alternated Inquiringly between the be-
H nevolent face of thn chief and the ex-
HE prcsslonlesi countenance of Mr.
Hj "If he left the embassy?" Mr, Grimm
Mi, "irtu.,''VTTBiiTiV'a'fT('jitf thr
H house provod conclusively that he
wasn't there, bo did leave It, didn't
H Monsieur Illgolot stnred at him
m blankly for n moment, then nodded.
B "And there aro windows, you know,"
H Mr. Orlmm wont on, then: "As I tin-
H derstaud It, Monsieur, no ono except
r you and the stenographer saw tho
H ambassador after ten o'clock In tho
m "Out, Monslcr, Cost" Monsieur
M nigolot began excitedly. "I beg par-
H don. I bullevo that Is correct."
fl" "You saw him about ten, you say;
H thrrcforo no ono excopt tho stcnog-
H rapher saw him after ten o'clock?"
H 'That Is alio true, as far as I know."
U "Any callers? letters? Tolegrams?
H Telcphonn messages?"
M "I made Inquiries In that direction,
B Monsieur," was tho reply. "I have tho
M words of tho servants at tho door
M and of the stenographer that thoro
M were no callers, and tho statement of
H the stenographer that there were no
H telephone calta or telegrams. There
M were only four letters for him per-
M tonally. Ho left them all on bis
M desk here they are."
H Mr. Orlmm lookod them over lelaure-
H ly. They wero commonplace enough,
H containing nothing tbatimlght be con-
H strued Into a reason -for the dlsap-
H pearanro. '
H "The letters Monsieur Holtecgur had
M dictated were laid on his desk by tho
B stenographer," Monsleurltlgolot rushed
H on volubly, excitedly. "In tho anxiety
M nnd uneasiness following the dlsap-
H pcarance they were allowed to remain
M there overnight. On Wednesday
B doming, Monsieur" and ho hesltatod
M Impreasivoly "those letters bore his
1 ' slgnaturo In his own handwriting!"
m Mr. Orlmm turned his listless eyes
H full upon Monsieur Rtgolot's perturbed
m face for one scant tnstaiit.
1 "Ko doubt of It being his signature?"
H be queried.
H "Non, Monsieur, nonl" the secretary
H exclaimed emphatically, "Vous avez
H that Is, I have known hts signature for
M years. There Is no doubt. The letters
H were not of a private nature. If you
H would care to look at the copies of
H He offered the duplicates tentative-
H ly. Mr. Orlmm read them over, slowly,
H (ho while Monsieur Illgolot sat ncrv-
H Ausly staring at him. They, too,
H teemed meaningless as bearing on the
H matter In hand. Finally, Mr. Orlmm
H nodded and Monsieur Illgolot re-
H 'And Wednesday night. Monsieur,
H Another strange thing happened.
H Monsler ItolHsegur smokes many clgn-
H rettes, of a kind mado especially for
H him In France, and shipped to him
H here. He, keeps them In n case on his
l dresslng'tablo. On Thursday morning
M his yalet reported to me that this case
H of cigarettes had disappeared!"
H "Of c'ourbe," observed Mr. Orlmm,
m "Monsieur rtolssogur has a latchkey
11 tn tie embassy?"
"Anything unusual happen last
night that Is, Thursday night?"
"Nothing, Monsieur that is, noth
ing wo can And."
Mr. Orlmm sat silent for a time and
fell to twisting tho seat ring on his
finger. Mr. Campbell turned nround
and moved a paper weight one Inch
to tho left, whero It belonged, while
.Monsieur Illgolot, disappointed nt tliolr
amazing npathy, squirmed uneasily In
"It would appear, then," Mr. Orlmm
remarked, musingly, "that aftor his
mysterious disappearance tho ambas
sador has either twice roturncd to his
house at night, or olse sent somo one
there, first to bring tho letters to
him for signature, and later to get
"G'crtalnemont, Monsieur I mean,
that seems lo bo true. Hut whoro Is
he? Why should he not come back?
What does It mean? Madamo lioloso
gur Is frantic, prostrntedl 8 ho wanted
mo to go to tho police, but I did not
think It wise that It should bocomu
public, so I camo hero."
"Very woll," commented Mr. Orlmm
"Let It rest as It Is. Meanwhile you
may reassuro niHdamo. I'olnt out to
nor that If Monsieur Dolssegiir signed
tho letters Tuesday night he was, at
least, allvo; and If ho camo or sent
for tho cigarettes Wednesday night,
ho was still allvo. I shall call at tho
embassy this afternoon. No, It Isn't
advlBublo to go with you non. Olvo
mo our latch-key, please."
Monsieur Illgolot "produced the key
and passed It nvor without n word.
"And ono other thing," Mr, Orlmm
continued, "pleasu collect all the re
volvers Hint may bo In thn houso and
tako chnrgo of them yoursolf. If any
one, by chance, heard a burglar prowl
ing around thero tonight ho might
shoot, and In that event either kill
Monslour Uolssegur or or mo!"
When the secretary had gone Mr.
Campbell Idly drummed on hts desk
as he studied tho faco of his subordinate
"So muchl" he commented finally,
"It's Miss Thorne again," said tho
young man as If answering a quostlon.
"I'orhaps thoso roports I have re
ceived today from tho Latin capitals
may nld you In disponing thnt mys
tory," Cnmpbell suggested, nnd Mr.
Orlmm turned thorn over eagerly
"Meanwhile our royal visitor, Prince
Uenedotto d'AbruzzI, remains un
known?" Tho young man's teeth closed with
"It's only a question of time, Chlof,"
ho said abruptly. "I'l find him I'll
And ho sat down to read the re
ports, CHAPTER XIII.
A Conference In the Dark.
The whlto rays of tho distant arc
light nitcrod through the half-drawn
volvct hangings nnd laid a faintly 11
sWrlTrTffJrffT'niri VlToSs tli'u aui Basdador's
desk; tho heavy leather chairs wore
more lmpalpablo splotches in tho
shadows; tho cut-glass knobs of a
mahogany cabinet caught tho glint of
light and reflected It dimly Outside
Her Hand Still Rested on the Switch,
was the vague, Indefinable night drone
of a city aaloep, unbroken by any
sound that was distinguishable, until
Anally there camo tho distant boom
of a clock. It struck twice.
Seated on a couch In oue corner of
tho ambassador's office was Mr.
Orlmm. He was leaning against the
high arm of leather, with his foot on
tho soat, thoughtfully nursing his
knees. If hts attitude Indicated any
thing except sheer comfort, It was
that he was listening. He had been
thero for two hours, wldo-nwake, and
absolutely motlonloss. Five, ton,
fifteen minutes moro passed, nnd thon
Mr. Orlmm heard the grind nnd whir
of an Automobile a block or so away,
coming toward tho embassy. Now It
was In front.
"Honk! Honononkt" It called
plaintively. "Hon-on-onk! Honkl"
The signal! At last! Tho automo
bile wont rushing on. full tilt, while
Mr. Orlmm removed his feet from tho
seat and dropped them noiselessly lo
tho floor. Thus, with his hands on
his knees, and Ilstonlng, listening with
every faculty strained, he sat motion
le.s, peorlng toward the open door
that led Into the hall. Tho car was
gouti now, tho sound of It swallowed
up In tho distance, still e sat there.
It was obviously some nolso In the
house for which ho was waiting.
Minute aftor mlnuto passod, and
still nothing. Tho re was not even tho
whisper of a wind-stirred drapery. He
was about to rise, when, suddenly,
with no' other noise than that of tho
sharp click of tho switch, tho electric
lights In the room blazed up brilliant
ly. The glaro dnztlcd Mr. Orlmm with
Its blinding flood, but he didn't move.
Then softly, almost in a whisper;
"Good evening, Mr. Orlmm."
II was a woman's voice, pleasant,
unsurprised, perfoctly modilsterL
Mr. Orlmm cortalnly did not expect It
now, but ho knew It Instantiy-t-there
was not another qulto like It in the
wide, wide world and though he was
still blinking a little, ho came to bis
"Good mCymlng, Miss Thorne," he
Now his vision was clearing, and he
saw her, a graceful figure, silhouetted
sgalnst tho rich greoh of the wall
diupcrlon. Her lips were curled the
least bit, as If sho might havo been
smiling, and her wonderful eyes re
flected n glint of of was It amuse
ment? The folds of her evening dress
foil away from her, and one bare,
white arm was extended, as her band
still rested on tho switch.
"Ani you didn't hear me?" still In
tho half-whisper, "I didn't think you
would. Now I'm going to put out the
lights for an liiBtnnt, while you pull
tho shades down, and then then we
must have a a conference."
The switch suappod. The lights
died as suddenly as they had been
horn, and Mr Orlmm, moving noise
lessly, visited oach of tho four win
dows In turn. Then the lights blazed
"Just for n moment," Miss Thome
explained to him quietly, and she
handed him n sheet of poport "I want
you to road this read It carefully
then I shall turn out the lights oguln.
They are dangerous. After that we
may discuss tho matter at our leis
ure," Mr. Orlmm read the paper while
Miss Thorno's eyes questioned his Im
passive face. At length he looked up
Indolently, listlessly, and the switch
snapped. She crossed thn room and
Bat down; Mr. Orlmm sat besldo her.
"I think." Miss Thorne suggested
tentatively, "that that accounU per
fectly for Monsieur Holssegur's disap
pearance." "It gives one explanation, at IposI,"
Mr. Orlmm assented musingly. "Kid
nappedhold prisoner fifty thousand
dollars demanded for his safety and
release." A pause. "And to whom,
may I ask, was this demand ad
dressed?" "To Madame Uolssegur," roplled Miss
Thome. "I hnvo tho envelope In
which It came. It was mailed at the
genoral post ofllco at half-past one
o'clock this afternoon, so the cancel
ing stnmp shows, nnd tho envelopo
was addressed, as thn letter was writ
ten, on a typewriter."
"And how," Inquired Mr. Orlmm,
nftor u long pnuso, "how did It como
Into your possession?" He waited a
little. "Why didn't Monsieur nigolot
roport this development to mo this
aftornoon when I was here?"
"Monsieur nigolot did not Inform
yu of It because ho did not know of
It hlmsolf," she replied, answering the
last question first. "It came Into my
possession directly from tho hands
of Madame Uolssegur she gave It to
"Why?" -sBtsi-r- '
pi mm i '" i , , e.
Mr, Orlmm was peering through the
Inscrutablo darkness, straight Into her
fnco a whlto daub In the gloom,
"I havo known Madame tlolssegur
for hnlf a dozon years." Miss Thorne
continued, In explanation. "We havo
been friends that long. 1 met her In
Toklo, later In Berlin, and within n
few wcoks, here In Washington You
Heo I havo traveled In the tlmo I
havo been an agent for my govern
ment. Well, Madame Uolssegur re
ceived thlB letter about halfpait four
o'clock this aftornoon; and about half
paBt flvo sho scut for mo and placed
It In my hands, together with the
singular dotnlls following upon the am
bassador's disappearance So, It
would seem thnt you and I aro allies
for this once, and tho problem Is al
ready solved. There merely remains
tho task of finding and releasing the
Mr. Orlmm snt perfectly still.
"And why," ho asked, slowly, "are
you hero now?"
"For tho samo rrason that you are
hero," sho replied readily, "lo seo for
mysolf If tho the person who twice
camo horo at night once for the am
bassador's letters and once for his
cigarettes would, by any chance,
make nmilher trip. I knew you were
here, of course "
(TO UK CONTINl'KD)
Hit First Day In School.
It was a country school. A small,
bright-faced boy had just been en
rolled, and this was his first day Tho
teacher pointed out a desk for him,
and tinvo him a lesson to study Ho
took his seat, propped his knees up
against the desk, with his feet swing
ing dosn underneath, and soon bo
camo ahsmbed In his lesson lie be
came so absorbed, In fact, that ho for
got he was In school, and presently he
puckered up his lips snd whistled,
first softly and then quite shrilly Tho
teacher laid down his pen In amaze
ment, And cried sharply. "Who It that
whistling?" The small boy looked up
quickly, and then said, Innocently:
"That was me. Didn't you know I
Because somu, uf the Buffalo voting
machines did quer things with the
figures on election day, thero Is an out
cry In tome quuiters against them.
Buffalo has been voting by machine
for 12 years. The Express condemns
tho proposition to abolish them and
go bACk to the old systom. and the
Utlcn Hernld-Olspatch agrees with ll
snd observes: "Utlca. with Its longer
experience with the macblnos, will con
cur In this view. In fact, It would b
Impossible to persuade Utlcans that
return to tho old Bystem could am b
desirable." New York Tribune.
The Other Way Around.
Mr. Angus "If you knew how to
cook wo could savo money." Mrg
Angus "If you know how to save
money we could employ a cook"
I i I
With the World's Workers
f- REVIEW PROGRESS THAT IS BEING
9 MADE ALONG ALL LINES tf" ENDEAVOR ,
HARD TO LIVE DOWN
Bad Reputation Has a Habit of
Clinging and Making Its
AVOID FIRST WRONG STEP
Blnnle Act or Deed, Seemingly of Lit
tle Moment, Will Rite Up In After
Years to Claim Its Payment In
the Grief of a Boy, or It
May Be of a Man,
Many a .boy disgraced by some act
or deed tries to consolo himself with
the thought that ho will bo able to
live It down. Ho seems not to appre
ciate that a slnglo act or deed has
much to do with reputation, and that
reputation once established remains
unchanged with n great many people.
If his reputation becomes bad It will
continue bnd, even after he has turned
over a now leaf And undertaken to live
as he should. A story Illustrating this
fact recently came to tho writer's at
tention and is worth repeating.
In n New England village boys had
1 been In the habit of stealing apples,
I ind the minister's sons soon enme to
J do as other boys did. They learned
I that the deacon had a tree of August
Sweetings, and helped themselves.
While ono engaged the deacon's atten
I (ton the othor filled his pockets with
tho luscious fruit, ran home, and hid
tho applos In the hay mow. But thoy
deceived themselves rather than the
deacon, who saw the theft and noted
tho thlof. Some years afterwards one
of theso boys, grown to manhood, was
located In another town In which a
hank was being established. Among
the directors of the bank was this
somo deacon, who was looking for n
clerk for the Institution! As he was
sitting In his ofllco one day a welt
dressed, nice-appearing young man on-,
torod and applied for the position.
During tho courso of conversation the
young man mentioned tho fact that
years ago both had llvej In the same
town, whllo the bank director was a
deacon In hit fathor's church, adding:
"I don't suppose you remember mo."
J'Oh. yes 1 do," roplled the dee. con:
"you aro Tn"eVouirg'mVirfb-4my
August 8wectlngs while your brother
undertook to divert my attention. I
don't believe a thlof has any business
behind n bank's countor." The young
man protested thnt It was a boyish
prank, thnt ho had lived down thnt
snd othor indiscreet acts. But the
deacon was firm nnd the young man
Perhaps the boy had- lived down
inch Acts, perhnps he hsd for years
lived an upright life, nnd the deacon's
reference to tho stolen npples was In
a certain senso unjust. But how much
better would It hnvo been If he had
asked for those apples nnd not stolen
them, how much better If he hnd not
done an act that he had to live down!
He might possibly havo been made
clerk In the new bank, and In time Its
And It Is tho little things fully as
much as tho 'big things that In tho
estimation of others determines char
acter and establishes reputation. A
boy who does the right thing In mat
ters of apparently little Importance, Is
Tq BE SUCCESSFUL
Always look ahead and tjrlve
to equal the man above you.
The man who ttaxts In at the
bottom and learns every detail
of the business Is belt equipped
for a Job at the top.
Neat appearance and a pleat
ing pertonallty are big factors
In successful salesmanship.
Alwayt look out for the Inter
I etti of firm. It will pay In the
Tact In offering tuggettlom to
cuttomert leadt to many tales
that would not otherwise have
Never let a customer go away
dissatisfied. Successful tales
men do not have any but tattt
fled patront. f
8trlve to. have the hlghett
record , In your department.
That It .what salaries and pro
motion! are bated on.
Don't be afraid to do mors
than you are paid to do, and
don't thlrk responsibility.
Hard, pertlttent work, com
bined with ambition, honesty,
courtesy, and a pleating perton
allty, will win tuccett In any
line of business.
REACHING TO HIGH IDEALS
Cumulative Work Will Land a Man In
High Position Before Anything
Eli Ht May 8trlve For.
The men who come to depend upon
ever variable circumstance are gam
blers. Oood fortune rarely comes by
ft single turn of the wheel. It Is a
almost certain to do the right thing
In matters of greater importance. And
ho cortalnly does not hnvo to try to
live down acts nnd deeds of which he
should not have been guilty.
No Water for Three Months.
Somo Interesting stories of explora
tions In tho Sonora dosort of Moxlco,
parts of which no whlto man had ever
penetrAted, were recently related by
Dr. Karl Lumholtx to tho Hoyal Geo
graphical Society of England. Dr.
Lumholtx said that scarcity of water
was thegreat problem.
Tho strnngo thing was that the
flora nnd fauna did not seem to suf
fer from this aridity. In splto of tho
lack of rain during tho winter previ
ous to his visit to tho sand dunes,
during spring, he found at one ploco
an Astounding growth of flowers,
through which they traveled for near
ly htroe miles; and it had been found
by actual oxporlmcnt that small ro
dents of arid regions had been nblo to
ltvo for two or three years on hard
seeds without water. The conditions
In tho sand dunes near the coast were,
If possible, even moro remarkable!
Here, as soon ns tho uncertnln rains
of winter had m.nde tho -plants
"green." ns tho Mexicans soy, tho cat
tie and horses wero driven thpre and
romnlncd throo months from Febru
ary to tho end of May absolutely
without water. In his travels It was
tho usual thing during the winter tlmo
for tho anlmnls to go without water
every second day.
Ntw Paper Currency.
Tho green banknotes of our paper
currency measure oach 3.01 by 7.28
Inches; they will all bo roduced to 2V4
by 6 Inches, like tho Philippine paper
money, if tho plan adopted by Secre
tary MacVeagh's commlttco Is ap
proved by congress. Tho smaller site
of notes would save tho govomment
11,000,000 a year, slnco flvo of thorn
could bo printed whoro Jour are now.
with tfie samo labor In wetting, exam'
inlng, counting, drying, numboring.
sealing and separating. With a unl
form genoral doslgn for all banks and
the reduction of 19 portrait and his
toric figures to nine, the engraving
might be done with 200 plates where
over 12,000 are now in use. ThtrTTa
tlonal City bank says that Jfcmjugh
lmV".,qftha smaller sljrtp of
denominate!", might "fa prepared In
advanco, so ns to effect tho exchango
at once, and the business public would
not bo lnconvonloncod by tho two
sizes of papor currency.
cumulative thing. Evil fortune seems
to be the mine, for we say that It
never rnlns but It pours; misfortunes
novcr como singly, etc. A succession
or days of bard work, unless there Is
persistence to tho end, may not seem
to amount to much any more thnn n
hnlf built towor would bo satisfactory,
but when some sort of completion Is
reached It Is posslblo to renllio bow
cumulatlvo was each day's work.
Tho man of high Ideals, who wishes
to become grcut, reaches forward to
ward komothlug very dlttont and dura
ble. The fact that a distant goal will
be difficult of attainment nnd the days
long Is stimulus to him, And oven
when completo attainment Is known
to be Impossible be will choose this
end Just us readily, rojolclng In the
fact that ho ran spend his life In con
tinuous labor for tho take of ncarlng
It, and In a consonuont living progress
ever to tho end. But even the well
at tho world's ond has hem reached.
Tho difference between men of very
small placo in the world nnd those of
really high place Is Just this: The
ono can see only that which Is Imme
diately present, something thnt It re
quires but a slnglo effort to get, not
the long succession of efforts that
reach out toward the greatest ond best
things life has to give as a rewnrd
for determined and unremitting In
WHERE NAGGER HURTS
ETERNAL FAULT-FINDING DIS
RUPTS ANY FORCE.
Mistake All Too Frequently Made by
Those In Authority and Who Pos
sess a Quick Temper.
Anderson had tho faculty of so con
fusing nnd muddling a girl in Ofteen
minutes that It would be half a day be
foro sho got back on tho right track
again. Ills "nagging" was of tho
quick, excitable, fusay, Irritating va
rloty. Behind his back bo was "tho
dancing mastor." By half-past nine
o'clock on tho mornings of his "bad
days" tho whlspor would pass from
desk to desk." "He's on the Job again
Many a "nagger" half suspects It
himself, many moro know they "nag"
and glory In It, feeling that minor
browbentlng of this sort Is one of the
perquisites of oven a llttlo executive
authority. But men of Anderson's
type think they aro really helping the
clerka Individually nnd the clerical
force as a whole, when they descend
on one or all and "rampngo" In petty
ways. Anderson would hnvo been
very much surprised If It had ever
been hinted to him that ho hod this
One of his staff, tbo samo capable
young womnn already spoken of, once
said of him: "Ho cun do more dnm
ngo in destroying tho work of a day
than any other man I have ever seen.
If he were renlly cross, assortlve,
domineering, oven brutnlly unjust. It
would be hnrd, but It would not neces
sarily upsot my work. Nonsensical
bothering Is what sets tho business .
woman's nerves on edge It dlstrncts,
llko tho pricking of countless pins.
Cromwell Chlldo, In Hnrper's Weekly.
New Brush for 8treet Cleaning.
Jacquelln, the French champion bi
cycle rider, Is not satisfied with tbo
triumphs ho has achieved In tho rink -and
long dlstanco races. Ho has
turned out to bo an Inventor of a very
practical bent of mind. Jacquelln
juNJuatBecurcd.a.pptentfnr a trl
cycle to be uh'oB In MreefWiTnmPmC-""R
cylindrical brush Is fastoued by gas
pipes to the tricycle. In front of It
and between the two rear wheels Is
a basket or scoop for tho sweepings,
The machine does tho street sweeping
moro quickly nnd thoroughly than it
number of men can accomplish It.
HIS WORK A PLEASURE
NONSENSE ABOUT "TIRED BUSI
NE88 MAN" EXPLODED.
Supreme Folly Is That of Placing Him
In the Ranks of, the "Weary
Willies" of Fiction.
It might be Interesting to know
who Invented tho phrase, "tho tired
business man," which 1b employod
chiefly In connection with tho theater.
Tho business man, according to the-
Work a Source of Strength.
If a man Is well, effort, work. Is a
Joy; If n man Is 111 work may be n
cure. It Is especially recommended as
a euro for nervous peoplo who may,
very likely, have won their troublo by
tome form of hanging back. As weak
musclos and Joints and tendons are
strengthened by use, so, some of our
bett physicians tell ub, net rout
strength Is Increased by work.
atcr managers, Is too tired to sit
through a serious or profound play,
and so It Is a custom to stago musical
comodles and farces.
Now a nowB Item has appeared In
a morning Journnl In which It Is as
sorted that a statement mado "may
mean llttlo to the tired business man,"
which, we think, Is cnrrylng an absurd
Idea n stop too far. ,
As n mattor of fact, thero are few
If any tired business men, The real
business mnn loves his work, nnd It
Is, therefore, not wearying. Ho Is not
a weakling, and his tired condition Is .
chiefly n Action manufactured by oth
ers for their own purposes It Is sel
dom that the business man dnfonds or
excuses himself on tho ground that he
It Is Instoad. the man who knows
nothing at all about business who ad
mits that ho Is tired. Tbo Weary Wil
lie of tho funnysldes Is the country's
accepted Ideal of weariness. The aver
ago business man Is n sort of modern
Atlas, who tan bear tho weight of tho
world on his hack, and como up smll
Ing which Is going Atlas ouo better.
Most llctlons are harmless. But .It
ought to bo more than common Justice
to a self-reliant nnd Industrious branch
of society to find some other oxcuse
fur puerile entertnlnment and for oth
er Interesting things than the foralllor
ono thnt they aro demanded by "the
tired business man." Patersou, N. .'.
Value of Hard Work.
Every reunonable perEon rocngnUes
the value ot good hard work. Patient
plodding and persistent plugging away
at n task are better than billllnnt Ills
und statts which flash tu tho pan.
Thero Is no place In tho economy ot
affairs for tho sluggard. There Is lit
tle or no hope for the man who watch,
es the clock for quitting tlmo, Fortuno
fnvors the Industrious bb woll as tho
brave There Is always Inspiration In
such old uws as "No pains, no gains,"
"No sweat, no sweet," and "Diligence .'
Is tho mother of good luck." -
At the same tlmo It Is necessary to
remember that success of ony kind
Ib relntlvo, and thnt It Is dangerous to
becomo all-absorbed In any one direc
tion. Ambition censes to bo a worthy
thing when It becomes so self-centered
that It Is cultlvnted to the point ot
selfishness. Too close application to
one tnBk may dwnrf and strangle the
broader possibilities of life Roches