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A HTTLfi MEDIATOE.
Sow Sho Innocontly Holpod a
ND tho young
tho princess and
A girl of prob
ably t enty, in
a biff chair, by
tho light of a
(Ire, was read-
girl in fact, a
little girl. Tho
story is con
cluded and tho book closed.
"There, dear, how does that story
pleas yon? Don't j ou wish you knew
such an Interesting, handsome, noble
prince as tho ono of w hotn I have just
This interrogation from tho older girl
tho younger ono unconsciously ignores
for a time. Sho is dreaming. Ilerbig,
bluo eyes aro staring vacantly into the
red embers which have fallen from the
logs on tho hearth. Then t" o sighs
Waking from her reverie, f'io turns
those wide, wondering eyes t tho face
above her, for sho is seated a, ho older
girl's knee, and asks:
"Do you know, Julia, that prince re
minds me of Mr. Mercer? Mr. Mercer
is handsome. And lie's brave, too,
'cause ho saved my dollio when it fell
into the lake hist summer. Only" in
a regretful tone "ho hasn't any prin
cess for his bride ye t. But he w ill ha ve,
'cause ho said lie would."
"Oh, he did!" from the older girl.
"Yes, he did. Least, he's going to
marry a queen. And isn't it strange,
Julia, her namo is just tho same as
"Why, child, what are you saying?
How do you know all this?"
"Well," answered the little one,
puckering her mouth in a childish,
quizzical way, "while Mr. Mercer was
waiting for you to finish dressing for
the theater the other evening, ho took
me on his knee and wo sat here by the
fire. I told hira I was awful tired
reading fairy stories, and asked him if
be couldn't tell me one. lie said ho
thought he didn't know any 'cept
what's in the books, but 'course, if I
minted him to he'd try."
"Yes, and what did ho tell you?"
"lie said: 'Once there was a man
who liked a girl awful much, but he
was afraid to tell her bo, 'cause ho
didn't know how she'd take it.' And
he said: 'lly Jove, I v ish sho wasn't
so distant to me.' And 1 said: 'Is she
so faraway?' He said: 'Xo, not that
kind of distant.' 'She's not kind to
you, then?' said I. 'Well, not kind
enough,' said he. Then I told him sho
wasn't nice if she wasn't kind, and ho
said, right quick: 'Oh, yes, she is nice;
she's adorable she's a queen.' 'Why,
what's her name?' said I. Well, ho was
staring in the fire, and ho took a big,
long breath and said: 'Julia.' "
"Yes, yes," said tho older girl, very
much interested. "Go on."
" 'Why, that's my sister's name,' I
said. 'Does sho know her?' "
"And ho jumped up so quick he really
frightened me, but then he kissed me
and sat mo on tho edge of the table,
and said: 'Xow, Joyce, I starto I in to
tell you a fairy story, didn't 1?'
'Yes,' said I; 'but it wasn't much ac
sount.' 'I know that,' said he, awful
quick; 'and I want you to forget all
about it, and I'll como around some
other time and tell you another one. '
Well, if It isn't any better than the
one you started you needn't come,'
said I. And he why, ho laughed and
said he'd try and make the next more
Interesting. Then you came down
stairs, and when you wcro going out
with him ho turaed around, put his fin
ger on his lips and he looked real seri
ous. I think "
"Whj, Joyce, he meant you should
not say anything about it."
"Why, about what he told you. It
was naughty of you, Joyce; it was
"Well, that's the second time I didn't
iknow what 'keep quiet' meant.- You
"I WANT YOU TO FOItQET ALL ABOUT IT,
know what you said about him last
week. Well, after I told him about
"Whatl did you toll him all about"
Miss Julia sits back In her chair
"Yes; I told him, and ho said: 'My,
my, Joyce, you mustn't tell things like
that.' Hut ho didn't tell mo that till I
was all done talking."
"Oh, you horrid child! How dared
you do such a thing? How" Over
come by her feelings, Miss Julia sat
in silence, but sho did a good deal of
Tho two girls sat in quiet for a time
- without bpeaking, and It was becom
ing embarrassing to both when tho cn
trnncQ of a maid with a card caused
both to rise. Tho older girl reads tho
cord: "Mi. Mercer."
"Tell Mr. Mercer to come up hero.
It's much warmer" In an apologetic
way "and Joyce, it's far past your
bedtime, fcay good night and run
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Obeying her sister, Joyce just reaches
tho doorway when her path is
blocked by tho form of a tall, good,
looking young follow, who standi
slightly surprised, with a bulky pack
age in his arms.
"Good evening, Miss Julia. How are
you, Joycot You are not going as soon
as I come, aro you? Why, I have
brought you a present. Hut then you
won't want to bee It until to-morrow."
"Oh, yeb; Bhow mo now, plcaso,"
pleads the little one.
And whilo the young man kneels to
untio tho package ho has brought,
Joyce's diminutive figure squats on a
rug by tho fire.
Giving vent to an exclamation of
surpriso and delight, Joyce makes a
rush for tho prlre, and, obtaining it,
spends several hurried moments in ad
miiation and examination. Then", re
membering about bod, sho throws ono
little arm around Mercer's "neck; tho
other tightly holds the doll. Sho gives
him a hearty kiss, and, looking earn
estly in his eyes, exclaims: "Oh, you
aro so goodl" and turning to her sister,
sho says: "Isn't he, Julia?"
With a pcrccptlblo blush, tho sister
answers: "Why, yes ho Is, indeed. Hut
you must run oil to bed now."
With a happy smile on her little
face Joyce kisses both her sister and
Mercer good night and starts off to
Hut at tho door she hesitates, stops
and turns. "Mr. Mercer," sho says,
"I hope you won't be angry, but I
didn't forget that fairy story you told
me, and I told Julia about it. Now,
you're not angry, nre you?"
Mercer just about realizes what tho
child has said. Ho is dazed, but ho re
plies w ith a nervous, forced laugh:
"Am I angry? Oh, no; not at all."
The little ono is too young to no
tice but the older girl does that
this Is said In a sarcastic way, kindly
"I'm so glad," Joyce says, In a re
lieved tone. "I didn't think you would
be angry 'cause I told Julia you liked
her. 'Cause you do, don't you?"
Miss Julia has not only had troublo
to retain her eomposuro during thia
"won't you come to hie window."
Interrogation, but felt sho was in dan
ger of fainting from embarrassment.
However, she controls herself long
enough to say:
"Joyce, It's most nine o'clock; go to
Without any further remarks, save
a sweet "Good night," the little ono
runs oil to bed.
The unexpected declaration that
Joyce had made regarding the secrets
cacli had thought buried in the child
had quite unnerved Julia.
Walking to the window, Julia hides
her face in the folds of a friendly cur
tain. The fire on the hearth had al
most died out. Nothing came from the
embers save a dull red glow. The lamp
had not been lighted, and tho room was
becoming enveloped in darkness. Julia
throws back the heavy curtains ond tho
rich, silvery light from a full, round
moon flows softly into the room.
And as tho midnight hour draws
nearer there comes floating to the win
dow, over tho city's roofs, the sound of
chimes, as soft and as pure as the
moon's white rays.
"Listen to tho bolls. Won't you corao
to tho window? You can hear them
Mercer accepts the girl's invitation
and is sure ho can detect a tenderness
in her voice that she had never used tc
him before. A hope springs up in his
breast, and as ho reaches her side ha
tenderly takes her hand within his own
and says, almost In a whisper, as ii
moved by the stillness and the mystic
music of the chimes:
"Miss Morton Julia Joyce asked
me a question before she left us to
night. You heard It?"
Faintly and faltering comes a "yes.
"Lot me answer It to you. I like
you. Moro than that, I love you. Tell
me that I may hope."
Julia raises her head, and in her
eyes ho reads his answer. Tenderly he
stoops and kisses tho lips npturned to
his, and locked in his strong embrace
sho stands silently, happy in his lovo.
And who knows, as they stood there
together, but what both blessed the
child who had unconsciously told each
of tho other's love. Philadelphia
A Wonderful machine.
A conception of tho Ingenuity In
volvcd In tho construction of some oi
tho finer tools now employed In various
manufactures may bo obtained from
tho. following fact: A machine for turn
Ing out watch screws was recently cx
hlbited at the'lnstltution of mechanical
engineers in London, which was so com'
plicated that several skilled engineers
present conlesseu tnat tney w ero un
able to follow tho train of mechanism,
even wheu it was explained by tho aid
of working drawings. Yet this ma
chine, when a wire Is fed to it, goes on
doing Its work, turning out perfect
screws, and as long as the wire lasts it
requires no Interference by Its human
Tho Duke "Whaton earth aro you
doing down there, darlliig Tho
Ducliess (formerly Miss May Yohe, of
tho "Hilarity") "Hurning your lovo
letters, dear; there's no need to keep
j 'em now." Plck-Me-Up,
WOMAN AND HOME.
TO CLEAN CARPETS.
Care and Strength Are NeedcxT, But It
Can Be Done at Home. ,
It is often the case that accidents
happen when one is far away from a
cleaner's or when, perchance,- the
carpet may not bo worth tho expense
of tho professional's services', but
would bo extremely useful if put in
good order. -
A slmplo and effectual means of
cleaning it is to rip tho breadths opart,
if tho carpet is large; take ono brcaath
at a tlmo over a common Idtchcn table
or wldo board and scour with prepared
soapsuds, if necessary, or naphtha. If
that substance is to bo used, scrub
the carpet thoroughly with an ordinary
scrub brush. If tho washing Is dono
with soapsuds, It Is well to rlnso tho
carpet thoroughly, which uiay be dono
by throwing on pailfuls of water
nnd scrubbing it out with tho brush to
rid tho fabric of tho suds as nearly as
may be. If tho carpet shows
symptoms of fading, or If tho colors
threaten to run, it is quite wprth -while
to go over it ngain and again with tho
brush and with soft cloth's, and re
move tho water ns rapidly as possible,,
meanwhile having tho boarll.piy. table
tipped at an angle so ns to allow all
surplus water to drain away as quickly
as It can. This is rather slow work
and hard work; but if wclldono, tho
result will bo a carpet entirely cleaned.
perfectly wholesome and quite good
enough for an upper room or for the
rugs and pieces that aro required in
RELIEF FOR TAILORS.
How to Measure Fair Clients for Bifur
A correspondent writes tho following
letter to Haberdasher on the absorbing
and delicate topic of bloomcrssur i-,
"I noticed In a late edition of a New
York paper an editorial referring to a
lawsuit in which a lady refused to take
a pair of bicycle pants because they did
not fit. The tailor declared they were
according to tho measures given him,
and ho did not take tho measures. Tho
article wound up by prophesying a for
tune in store for tho tailor who could
take a lady's measure correctly and not
infringe tho laws of modesty, 'or words-
to tliat effect. I was surprised, for I
know that many old birds in our pro
fession can do that. For tho benefit of
the rising generation I submit tho .ad
"Tho acknowledged difficulty in tak
ing the measures for ladies' 'bifurcated
nether garments is how to get the, leg
seam. By using this method there is,
as Mr. Podsnap would remark, 'no oc
casion to bring a blush on tho check of
a young person.'
"First take the length, from point A
to the ground, then ask the lady to tako
a scat on a flat-bottomed chair, and
take the measure from C to D; deduct
this from tho first measure and you
have the leg seam, Q E D."
Juftt Before tlto Jteceptlon.
nere Is tho course of preparation used
by a prudent beauty before baring her
neck and arms in evening dress: To be
gin with sho takes a cold plunge all
over; It Is merely a plunge, and then
sho rubs herself vigorously with rough
towels; then tho neck, arms and breast
aro bathed in alcohol which Is allowed
to dry upon them; next comes the cocoa
oil that now plays tuch a part in fash
ionable dressing-rooms; tho neck,
breast and arms aro bathed in it, rub
bing it in thoroughly. When the flesh
is afterwards wiped with a soft cloth,
no sign of grease is visible on the skin,
but an imperceptible amount does ro
main, and makes a perfect condition
for the application of powder; tho pow
der is part of tho scheme of protection,
as well os a beautifying measure. After
this programme is completed tho lady
declares sho is safe against any exposure
encountered In pursuit of social duty,
JCeally Itemarkable Family. , ,
On a pretty littlo farm high tip
among tho hills of Calhoun county,
Ala., 1,000 feet above tho sea, Hvc3 a
most rcmarkablo family. Their namo
is Sadler. Tho family consists of a
brother and four sisters, apd tho
youngest has already turned' his
ninety-first year. The oldest is several
years moro than a century old. None
of them has ever married. Tho Sadlers
wero born in tho Old Dominion state.
In 1831 tho family moved to Alabama
and CalhouH county, about fifteen
miles cast of Anniston. Two years
later they becamo possessed of tho
property on which thoy now live, and
there erected a log house, which domi
cile thoy have blncc inhabited constant
ly. Years ago tho fathci and mother
died, tho former at tho ago of ninety
one, tho latter at tho ago of seventy
five. To Make Black Coffee.
An approved way to make black cof
feo is to put four tablespoonf uls of pure
pulverized Mocha coffee in a warm,
dry coffee pot, and pour over it gradu
ally a pint of boiling water. Stand the
pot in a bain Marie, or In a saucepan of
boiling water, so that, though the cof
fee gets thoroughly hot, it still does
not boil. When this co'ffeo lias been
poured through a strainer, it i i ready
Manna In Modern Times.
Manna has fallen in modern times;
for instance, as lately ns 1800 in Bag
dad, It is a yellowish- lichen which
grows in mountainous districts and la
arried long distances by heavy winds,
A WELL-KEPT HAND.
It May Bo Acquired by Anyono Following
A beautiful hand is not always possi
ble t6 acquire, but a thoroughly well
kept ono may be had without tho art of
manicure, and by even simpler incns
r.i Vinn tlipsn recommended In Vogue:
jTo begin with, tho hands should always
bo washed in very hot water, or, oetter
yet, in warm oatmeal water. Failing
this, a few drops of tincture of benzoin
in tho water add greatly to tho white
ness and Boftncss of tho skin, and also
conduco to tho beautifying of the nails.
When tho hand3 aro thoroughly clean,
rinsothem in clean, warm water, into
which a tcaspoonful of almond meal
has been thrown. Dry the hands on a
60 ft towel and immediately rub them
with tho following mixture: One part
pure glycerine, ono part lemon juice,
ono part robcwater. This can be pre
pared cither for immediate use o kept
in a bottle for three or four days at a
Twice a wcel: tho nails may bo
rubbed with this varnish: Half an
ounce pistachio oil, 82 grains table salt,
8J grains powdered rosin, 33 grains
ground alum, SO grains melted white
wax, 3 grains flno carmine. These in
gredients should bo thoroughly mixed
over a spirit lamp, made into a kind of
,Mr,n,,m nnrl Trsprvnrl in n fimnll
UUU.1 . . gr -.-. .w ... - ...-.
glass or porcemm jur. u, nuuuiu uc up-
:t nlied to tho nail bv a tiny wad of medi
cated cotton nnd nllowcd to remain for
half an hour. Tho thin membrane at
' ILn ..ai a 4T.n nntl cl.n,1.1 ill111 ill.
carefully pushed back with the rounded
end of nn ivory nail file, and the little
"Idle skins" that often grow at tho
root of tho nail cut away with a pair of
very sharp scissors. When this Is dono
tho nail should be polished w itli the so
called "diamond powder," a small
quantity of which is put on a chamois
skin nail polisher. The hands aro then
washed In hot oatmeal water, well
dried on a very fine towel, and finally
the nails aro polished onco more w ith
a soft chamois.
OUTSIDE MILK CLOSET.
A Trllllne Thine Hut 11 Great ConTcnlence
to tho llousclici prr.
Where a person must depend upon a
milkman for his milk, the outside closet
that is represented in tho sketch may
be taken advantage of, particularly if
one is building a new house or remod
eling an old one. Where tho milk is
left early In tho morning upon the
doorstep or piazza, it is at tho mercj of
wind and weather, and of prowling
cats and dogs, even when a closed ves
sel is used for tho milk. Where such a
milk closet cannot bo made, It might bo
found of advantage to make use of a
OUTSIDE MILK CLOSEIi
small box beside tho door, having a
hinged! cover. Ono would certainly en
joy his milk even if it wcro somewhat
blue much better if there were no sus
picions, accompanying it concerning
visits of cats and dogs. Orangje- Judd
Ilnir to Keep Ants Away.
In a-rrccnt is3uo of tho Oldi Home
stead, ire read this about heaping ants
away, and as it may help some bco
keeper'vsho is troubled by ants, wo
give it a. place here: Hub; a light film
coat oC balsam Peru around near tho
bottorLcf tablo or kitchen safe legs
just a narrow band will do ami renew
the balsam every two or three w celts.
This will keep ants aw ay from tables,
kitchen safes, etc., and whufcthey hold
or contain, provided there is no other
ant-way than up the legs. One drop of
balsam. Peru spread around the upper
part of; a sirup bottle w ill keep tho
ants away for months. Boil, one ounce
of balsam Peru In ono gallon of rain
water for half an liour, and sponge this
water, w hile hot, over w ooden floors
and. walls, and It will keep, ants away
for a long time.
Refreshments nf n Card Tarty.
A menu for a card party consists of
oyster patties.cclcry, rollcdbrcad,cocoa,
individual creams irotbe form of grapes,
apples and pears, and small calces. For
an afternoon card party, when tho
guest3 constitute a clab. meeting week
ly at different houses much simpler re
freshments should be offered, as am
elaborate menu spoils the appetite fori'
dinner and upsets tho digestion to a de
gree that should not be encouraged to.
anyone but one's enemies. Wafers, tcai
and chocolate, or sandwiches of a, light
and appetizing variety, a light salad,
liko sweetbread, or a chestnut salau
with thin slices of brown bread, )cu
llon nnd wafers, or cream, very light
cakes and coffee, or two or three, artl
les that aro not too heavy bhouhl bo
Fat Lady Say, the two-headed girl
has a great snap.
Circassian Beauty How?
Fat Lady Sho can tell herself when
her hats aro on straight. Town Topics.
Struckilc How did you get your
crest; pay for it?
Borneo No, thank heavens, I am nc,
ft snob. My grandfather paid for it for
Me. N. Y. World.
The boys that whisper Mlt and Iotr
"I novcr loved auvtUer."
'V Must think tha maidens do not 'now
Ananias had . brother.
. Egg i fefj Jijl Wh 1. .
flr flsBi7wJ?lsilsvv?v9vtvV n . V
ONE OF THE PERILS OF RAILRO'ADrNG IN NORTHERN INDTA.
The Incident shown In tho accompanytnj picture; amusing esougo as thus depleted, though
far from pleasant at the time to the principal actor, oocurre recently In the vlclcltyi of a sta
tion In northern India. Delng confronted oy a ttcer wbeo about to light the signal lamps, tke
man promptly took refuga up the signal posu and was-only released from this unpleasant sa
dangerous position when an approaching train drore the animal away
Out of the Question.
Husband I see plainly you want, to
get up a quarrel. And In tho sti .Hit,
too. Wait, nt least, till wo aro insido
our own bouse.
Wife Impossible. I shall have
cooled down boiro wo get there. La
Miss, nystrung I can't bear that
young Mr. Smlthcrs.
Tho New Girl Why not?
Mls3 nystrung Why ho's positively
masculine in his ways. Chicago Rec
ord. cnccUMRTANTIAI. KVIDENCB.
"Well, well, I really ami truly believe
that our young lady has had an appoint
ment with her beau.":Fllcgende Blaet
" Wheajtrar wife has. w trmper. and homo'i
Asked Smith, "what' cai eartb St x fellow to
"My dear boy!" sala Jbnes, "It that Is the
Just mafco an lmmodoiaio usa oi goer club."
Tho Emancipated Woman.
"Jaggles wlfo hcz charged Iilm with
failure to support ler."
"Thct so? Whtib was sho runnin'
fur?" Detroit Free Presa.
PatJent Doctorj.my memory has re
cently become shockingly bad.
Dodtor Indeed?.' la these cases, sir,
it is sny Invariable, rulo toi ask for ray
fcoJis advance. Condon Punch.
Sho carries alii before her.
But It wasn't :. Iff ays so;
Wo all rccallitho bustlo
And tha daj s uf lone ago.
A OKBAT UUAL WOIlSi;.
C&ofhe Why have you swapped call-inrr-on
Mfes. Patterson? Did her father
-udgio No; sho did. Brooklyn Life.
,' Jess Eating ontona quite of tea
causes mo to get a good night's sleep.
Bess How so?
Jess They drlvo young StaylaAa
away early. Town Topics.
In n Cafe.
Qus Snoborly This isn't the genuine
New Waiter now do yoo know it
isn't? You cant talk FrencJh. Tcxna
nm sa.1 j crfC' s.r.i -
The Test in Boston.
"I adorn yon," said he.
"ITow-mach do you adore me?" askei
Miss Bckonstrcot, calmly. "Enough to
join our Browning society this winter?
Ha struggled within i.lmself and'h
Miss Belronstrcet smiled tenderly
upon him and. murmured: "Ono thing-morcj-wilLyon.
take me to the symphony
to-morrrw fo nry new bloomers?"'
Butr hi' had fled and they aro noi
longer platonlc. friends. Life.
"ThanU-yoirrmy dear," said the pretty
young womam to tho bright-eyed boy
who hadl mscm in tho crowded carta
give her his. seat.
Ho stoodla-fcwmomcnts with his feet:
very wldo apart, and then ho bald:
"If Iiwas.a'nian and a littlo girl bad
got upto give me a seat I'd take heroov
my lap'-MIhicago Tribune.
JiistVChat Old He Mean?
Miss Kcedlk (proudly) Mr. TUling
hast told me-lhstnight that I was a per
fect poem. ""
Miss Fosdick 1 think that was real'
cruel of him.
"He told'meonfy'two days ago that
he thoroughly detested poetry." Towm
Why He Wire Not ltowardcd.
Sara Sally Tinch 6ald In thcrspellin'
bee thct ef I told-her how tor spell at
word stre wouldl give mo a kiss arte
school. Jake An' didbit ycr tell her?
Sam Of course-1 told her; buftgialj.
dern Itl I told her wrong. Judgij.
AJaCTUKK OI' THE IUTUKK..
Kllcgcndo BXaetter's Idea of; a school
boy a hundred years hence.
A Mean Man.
Winkers Talking about mean men
do you know Binkcrs?
Minkcrs Is Lc mean?
WinkcrsT-Mcan! Mcani Is no namo
for it Why, that follow is mcaa
enough toput his name on an .umbMlla.
N. Y. Weekly.
A Mali from Behind.
Blucbjlwd Britisher I came fcom a
fino old English aristocratic, family, 1
Miss Kecnunc Ahv really?1 Did. they
glvo you a good character wlica you
left them? N. Y. World.
A Narrow Escape.
MnuKnddy (scornfully) E wouldn't
be an old maid for any thing; in the
Msss Elderly (calmly Yes, wo all
saw that when yon got your chance ta
get married. Chicago Uccord.
Uoit He Ejiovr.
He I observo my company is nofc
She Hots- did you, observe It?
nc By tho clock. You've famed it
forward instead of back. N. Y. Hcrcld.
A Play on Words.
"Those rabbits remind mo of Salli
Tar, tb.o prize fighter."
"Bwcauso they are knoOfced out?"
"No, because they are dead game."
Hotter TUnr. Kerosene,
Half a teaspoonf-jl of sugar scattered
over a dying flro la better than kerosene
and liar, no clement of danger.