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btWAHE THE ROGUE.
Diwp in the shadow of her haxel eyes,
WattliiK (o cniuure men. Love lurking lies.
Her stances nro the arrows of hta bow,
Wtwrewlth ho lays unwary victims low;
Anil site, unused to Cupid's artful wiles,
Iinconsclous aids his purpose by her smiles,
Aad knows not, as her smiles and glances
What anguish theso may bring to many
Ah! hapless maiden. Innocently gay,
No presage, or the future broods dismay;
Sn lMi not know how sopn tho treacher
Will roako her heart tho haven of unrest.
UctKntteful Cupldl Soon from her hn'll fly,
And sock n rofugo In somo lover's eye.
Then from that point of vantage aim a dart
Tj pierce, and ngouiso her maiden heart.
Thomas Dunn Unlllsh. In Harper's Mag
aalnu. AN ASYLUM DANCE.
As Uils story traveled in a roundabout
way it may have been elaborated and
built up before it came to hand, but the
facte, ns nearly as they can bo learned,
sire about as follows;
Jtr. Melton, a young man interested
In the lumber trade, traveled on osubur
tnu train one Friday night to attend
the weekly dance ut the asylum for tho
llr. Melton is constantly longing for
"experiences." He would rather look
ntan opium joint than a donation party,
and would rather go "slumming" than
Attend a Sunday school picnic. The ball
nt tho insane asylum appealed to his
fciTci for tho picturesque. Lowry, the
loliticinn. had promised to tnko him
nut, n ml Melton had not allowed him to
target the promise.
Lowry came aboard tlve train at one
of the stations on tho way out, and the
two were warmly welcomed when they
arrived nt the asylum, for this Lowry
was a companionable man of consider
As Melton stood in the doorway of the
Ixillroom and glanced nt the rows of
well-behaved and ruther-nbashed peo
ple against the wall, ho could hardly
idiese that he was so different from the
otbors. Ho reflected that if he wcro to
arise some, morning and tell the other
Ixtarders that .ho was the emeror of
China and had more money than ho
sould use, he might become one of this
Incept that many of them were pale
and melancholy and a fewof them were
heavy-eyed Intent on studying the floor,
the assemblage would have compared
favorably with any chance gathering
of respectable everyday jcop!e.
He Knew, of course, that the violent
'fttticnts or those totally demented
ttc cot allowed at the ball. The com
jxmy was made up of convalescents or
thoe whose v ision was merely twisted
so that they could not sec things in
ffceir proper relation. Somo of tho
younger men had attired themselves
with particular care and wore button
hole bouquets. Many of tho women,
too. bore tho outward signs of grycty.
Mr-Jton was rather disappointed. He
had wanted to witness something "un
ianny." "I want yon to dance this evening,"
said Superintendent Lucas, standing
at his elbow. "One trouble with the
visitors Is that they stand around and
stare at the patients ns if they were
i tot of freaks. Now these people are
not dangerous. You needn't lelicve
very-thing they tell you; but if you
.aix up with them and are friendly
you'll find them very easy to get nlong
with. Come on, I'll introduce you to
some of them."
The little orchestra was tuning up,
and a patient who had been installed
us floor manager was giving a correct
Imitation of a sane man who had been
thrown under the name trying respon
sibility. Melton had attended many evening
aartics, but he felt a new embarrass
ment as he passed along a line of de
mure women patients, and bowed to
each of them in turn. He shook hands
with several of the men, and then
backed tip to tho wall to watch the
opening. The superintendent, stand
ing beside him. said: "Oh. by the way,
.you must meet Miss Caldwell."
Jle beckoned to a young woman who
was talking to the leader of the or
chestra, and ns she came across the
room Melton whistled to himself and
aid: "Hero's a case of blighted love,
aod she's not over 20."
"Miss Caldwell, I want to present
Sir. Melton." said the superintendent,
lie's rather bashful in company, but
perhaps you can entertain him. New
I'll go and look after Lowry."
Melton found himself staring at a
rery pretty girl, who returned his gaze
in half-frightened manner.
His head bu.zed. and he never before
was no much in want of a topic. How
vas he to begin a conversation with a
i-ounjj woman who might fancy him
to be the prince who had come (o rcscuo
Iicr from tho tower?"
"Do you dance?" he asked, in sud
She gave a start, and ho imagined that
she shrunk back a little.
Til rather not," said she, timidly.
"Well, then, let's sit over here in the
corner and watch the others."
They fouir-1 an out-of-the-way place,
nnd Melton. vho had recovered a little,
remembered the Instructions given him
by the superintendent.
"Thee dances arc very pleasant lit
tle affairs," said he. "They seem to be
attended by an agreeable lot of people."
"I hlnk it's a good Idea to have
them'' said she. "You know most of
these people, of course."
Tvc met a number of them," he re
plied. "You like Mr. Luces, don't you?"
Very well, indeed. Nle; fellow."
TIo didn't tell you. did he, that I was
a. cousin of his?"
Mr. Melton began to suspect tho na
tore of her delusion. He resolved to bo
"Oh, yes. I knew that," he said. "So
you're a cousin of Mr. Lucas?"
Yes, I'm here visiting him. I've
"been hero about two weeks. Mrs. Lu-en-i
la r,o good to all the people here.
"Yea, indeed. She's very consider
ate." Melton now understood the situation.
This girl did not know that she was
in an asylum. They had told her that
she was a visitor.
"It's a nice place to come for a visit,"
said he. "I came out hero with a friend
of mine, a gentleman named Lowry.
I live in Chicago."
"Oh, yes. Well, I'm sure you'll like
it out here."
"I'm sorry I can't stay longer. I'm
going back to town to-night on the late
"Going away to-night?"
"Yes, I have to go to Milwaukee In
"Why do you have to go there?"
"I'm going up to see about n deal In
lumber. I may buy somo hardwood
lumber up there."
"How much?" sho asked.
"Well, she's 4nqulslto enough,"
thought he, but ho was tolerant and
nnswercd: "Oh. perhaps 1,000,000 feet."
"Oh. 1,000,000 feetl Won't that bi
nice? I hope you'll get it."
Melton was rather amused at her In
terest in his affairs. He began to ques
"Will you remain here long?" he
"No, I'm going to leave in a few dajs
and go to New York. I have nn uncle
there, and I expect to take a trip with
him on a yacht."
Melton repressed a smile at the ref
erence to thu "uncle" and tho "yacht."
He resohed to imestigate further. He
had heard that patients were always
willing to talk of their delusions.
"I notice that you are wearing an en
gagement ring, said he. So you are
to be married, are you ?"
For a moment ihe appeared startled
and then laughed heartily.
"I'm engaged to one of the nicest fel
low s in the world," said she. "You're
not jealous, nro you?"
This was moro than Melton had bar
gained for. He had been impelled by
the curiosity of the student, but he was
not enough of a ghoul to hac fun with
the delusions of an unfortunnto girl.
Ho had detected the maniacal tone in
"Oh, no," said he, hastily. "I con
She laughed again.
"If I remain here I'll lnue her vio
lent," thought he. So he excused him
self and hurried ocr to rejoin Lowry.
As they rode to the city on tho lato
train Melton told Lowry that the most
interesting patient he had met was a
girl who thought she was only a visitor
ut the asylum, aud who expected to go
to New York and ride on a yacht, and
who, snddest of all, wore an engage
ment ring and really beliccd she was
soon to bo married to some nice young
man, who existed only in her disordered
No longer ago than last week Melton
was at luncheon iu a cmict restaurant.
He looked up from the bill of fare and
saw nt the next table the aslum girl!
She was radiantly attired and was
chatting gayly with an elderly woman
"Uy George, bho's cured," said Melton
to himself. "I wonder she remembers
anything that happened. If she docs
remember, it will be mighty embarrass
big if she happens to recognize me."
Then he asked himslt whether rt
would be proper to speak to Iicr in case
she recognized him. He knew the so
ciety rule as to ballroom introductions,
but he had nccr learned whatwasgood
form in the case of asylum introduc
tions. If he spoke to her he would liao
to refer to their former meeting. That
would be painful to both of thrm.
Suddenly the pretty girl looked to
ward him and gae a startled "Oh!"
and then blushed furiously. He was
recognized! He simply stared at the
bill of fare to hide his confusion.
The olco of Superintendent Lucoa
"This Is Mr. Melton, isn't it? Coran
oter here. I wo.nttotcllyouas.tory."
"No, no!" exclaimed the young
Hut, Mr. Lucas, who had come into tho
restaurant to keep his appointment
with the woman, seized Melton by the
arm nnd led him over to the other tabic.
"Mary," said he to the elderly woman,
"this Is Mr. Melton, who came out with
Lowry tlmt night Melton, I'm going to
tell you this: You've met Miss Cald
well." The girl's face was ono fiery blush,
and sho seemed ready to cry.
"Well, ir," said the superintendent,
without pity. "Shcmctmo thatevening
you were out there nnd told me that the
most interesting patient she had met
was that Mr. Melton. Shu said you
fccemed to be nil right until you started
to talk about lumber."
"I'll never speak to you ngoin," said
Miss Caldwell, decisively.
"And, by the way," continued Mr.
Lucas, "sho says you asked her if she
"Itcally, I must Apologize,'.' said Mel
ton, a great light breaking in upon
him. "I wouldn't have talked that way
only I thought well, you didn't say
I supposed sho was one "
"What!" exclaimed tho girl.
Mr. Lucas roared and poor Melton col
lapsed. Then there was a general un
derstanding. They insisted that he tako
luncheon with thum and he did so, de
voting tho entire time to a labored ex
planation. Chicago Record.
"" Too Dd.
A prominent Washington physician
who owns a cranberry meadow on Capo
Cod was entertaining an English cousin
some years ago, says the Fost of that
city. One night nt dinner cranberry
sauce was on the table. The English
man was delighted with it. Indeed, ho
expressed his pleasure so much and so
often tha ufter ho had returned to Lon
don the doctor sent him over a barrel of
fine Cape Cod cranberries. A month on
so passed, and then enme u letter from
the Englishman. "My Dear Mr. So-and-so,"
itsaid, "Itwas awfully good of you
to send me thosa berries, nnd I thank
you. Unfortunately, they nil soured on
the way over."-.Youth's Companion,
WOMAN AND HOME.
WHAT. IS LIFE WORTH?
Important Question Answered by Mrs,
Houry Ward. Heecher.
What is life worth?
Just what you choose to make it and
As you sow, so will you reap. If from
the first hour of responsible living you
choose to live only for self, for your
own comforts and pleasure, regardless
of the wishes or comforts of others if
a habit begun in childhood, thinking
first of all how will such a course or act
profit me, is allowed to gather force as
years roll on, your-llfo will be worth
While ths young blood rushes wildly
through t" veins, nnd, careless and
reckless, you plunge from one excite
ment to another, still more selfishly re
gardlzss of the wishes or comfort of
parents nnd the closest friends, for you
there may be a kind of mad enjoyment.
Hut will it last? And while it last
what is It? What is your life what is
such a life really worth? How soon will
nil such unnatural excitements and self
ish pleasures wear themselves out?
How fcoon will they prove a totally in
sufficient stimulant and leave you al
ways reaching out nfter more, which,
when gathered, may prove just as
worthless and unsatisfying.
Or, If in your heart you arc longing
for wealth instead of riotous pleasures,
and If you determine to secure it nnd
labor for it until you have spent nil your
young years, it beginB to flow in upon
you, and instead of finding pleasure in
it you become a miser. You hoard your
hnrd-enrned wealth, instend of using it.
What have you gained? Your bnnk ac
counts swell to large proportions, but
you live on the barest pittance, giving
your family only the most common
necessities, while your ledger at last
hhows you to be worth millions. What
has your life been worth?
Or, if you enter into manhood, am
bition becomes your besetting sin, and
you turn from friends, and suitable
amount of family pleasures and sympa
thy with the world at large, urging
every faculty to secure n worldly repu
tation tlmt shall outshine all others,
what shall it be worth when you get it?
For, witli all the applause that awaits
your achievements, there may be no
words of praise for your goodness, ns
well ns your high standing nnd worldly
distinction. There may be no sad
homes that give you loving gratitude
for your generous kindness, no thanks-
MHS. HENflY WAItD UKECIinR.
giving for the fallen raised by your ef
forts and redeemed from sin. What is
your life worth?
Hut there is a vnlue which no words
can fully reveal iu a life made perfectby
good deeds and unselfish labors, to help
and redeem the buffering nnd the de
graded. There is infinite difference
between a life of selfish Indulgence and
a life which secures divine happiness by
living to do good toothers.
I look back upon the life of one who
was called to his reward many years
ugo, who started outnn orphan and all
alone, a poor boy, to make his way, un
aided save by his Heavenly Father.
Ily industry nnd by doing well what
ever he undertook, little by little he laid
by very small sums nt first. He had the
feeling that however email it might be
he would be happier and no poorer if
from his scanty earnings he took n
email proportion to try to help other
poor men to get a start.
When he died he had become possessed
of a fair proportion of wealth, but of
tho large body of people assembled at
his funeral all could tell, with tears, of
the good they had received through
him. There was no ostentatious dis
play of his good deeds, but rather a
very humble intimation of his own
merits. Among the last things he said
to the clergyman, who repented themns
he stood in tears over the coffin, was:
"The great mistake of my life, which
dwarfed my ability to do good, was that
I did not become a Christian when a
young lad. How much more good 1
might have doncl How much better n
man I should have been had I given nil
my life had 1 begun younger! That
Is the lesson which I hopcyouvyill tench
Now, whnt was this man's life worth ?
He sowed good seed wherever he went,
and In the glorious mansions where his
freed spirit has gone he is reaping his
rich rewnrd. Mrs. Henry Ward
Heecher, in N. Y. World.
Tha Flower illrls of London.
So seriously has the city of London
taken tho custom of buttonhole bou
quets worn by stockbrokers that it has
actually given the women who sell flow
ers recognition. The flower girls, as
they are oil gallantly cnllcd, are per
mitted by the regulations to set down
their baskets und sell their flowers
around the iron railings opposite the
royal exchnnge. They oreimong the
most -respected stallholders in the city.
They nrc uniformly polite, ns they may
well be, since they mny be said to be on
speaking term with all tho youth nnd
gallantry of Thrcadneedle and Throg
morton streets, and they are very skilled
in the making of boutonnicres.
A Crusty Coiuttiont.
"Your daughter says thnt if sho can
not marry me hc will marry no one."
"Tluit'sjustwhatshe would do should
Tin innrrv vnn " ronroil iht nlil nrnnMo-
loan. Detroit Free Press.
THE CORDED VoodCE.
Be Xs sn Amusing Dog and the Fopnlar
Fad of the Day.
One of the most amusing dogs to look
upon is the corded poodln. His hair
hangs down to the ground all around
him in cords. He looks like the mate
rial for a fine piece of rope, and doubt
less an excellent cable could be con
structed from him. Corded poodles
are very rare and valuable. Mr. Graves,
of Tollcshunt d'Arcy, near Mnldon, in
the county of Kssex, in Enjfluid, is the
owner of the most remarkable col
lection of them. The toilet of the cord
ed poodle Is not like thnt of the ordi
nary French poodle, although that is
elaborate enough. This rare kind of
poodle has his hair clipped off for a
THE CORDED POODLE.
bhort space just over the hindquarters.
This frees him in his movements nnd
displays his cords to the best advantage.
These nre cleaned nnd combed down
with great frequency and care.
Corded poodles nrc black or white In
color. They nre very intelligent, de
lighting to stand on their heads, smoke
pipes and do other tricks. In spite of
their cordngc they are very playful.
The first to be connected with Mrs.
Graves' successes on the show beneh
was the Champion Achilles, a black
dog, whose career in the show ring beat
even that of his celebrated sire, the im
The famous Bruidess scored her
Inlcst sucecis at the show of pet dogs
at the Aquarium this May. Her record
stands at alxiut 50 prizes, and she se
cured her third championship at the
Kennel club show last nutumn. The
Druidesa, who is undoubtedly the best
daughter of Achilles, is a lnrge fe
male with profuse cords touching the
ground, nnd a long and finely chiseled
During the summer months the poo
dles arc kept in large, high ken
nels, having long outside runs, with
wooden floors nnd roofed overhend.
1 hese runs open into a cemented court
yard. The kennel Moors nre covered
with cork linoleum. In the winter th
dogs nre housed in roomy, loose boxes,
which have wooden floors, rnised about
four inches above the ground, nnd on
the top of which nre eocoanut fiber
mats for their use at night.
The Very Latent Arn Thickly Kncruated
with Fine Jewel.
Jeweled umbcrlla handles are the
coming correct thiwg for the man or
w oman who strictly follows the dictates
of fashion. If one hns any social am
bitions or aspires to nny pretension ol
style the unbrella handle must be thick
ly encrusted with jewels. So Kiy tho
ultra-fashionable dealers of Paris, and
their New Y'ork brethren in the trade
are already filling orders for similar
umbrella handles for their patrons
These jeweled conceits are made in
either tasteful or grotesque designs, n
the fancy of the" owner may dictate.
Some arc made with antique designs of
gold nnd silver, witli the jew cK set In an
ppparentiy haphazard sort of fashion
while others have the precious stonei
set in the natural wood.
A Fulton street manufacturer of um
brellas has already filled several such
orders. In speaking of the new fnd he
said: "All the ideas are original with
our customeers, nnd we receive Eome
very odd orders, ns well as some very
beautiful ones. One of the finest we
have done was a silver figure of liberty
Two magnificent rubies formed the
eyes, and a truly gorgeous one flamed
from her torch. The setting alone cosl
$:io. Most of the setting is done in Lan
"One feature of the fad," said another
denier, "is that cheap stones cannot be
used. The gems must be genuine nnd of
good quality or else the entire effect i
lost. It is a costly sort of idea for those
who adopt it, but ns a rule persons whe
readily ndopt such a fad nre perfectly
oble to pay for it. It will, I think, be
come more than a passing fancy nnd last
some time among those who regard the
laws of fashion. It will hardly be ad
visable for one to carry a jeweled
handled umbrella to church or play nnd
leave it standing in the customary rack
at the entrance, and for much the same
reason the owner of n gem-adorned um
brella might bo pardoned if he allowed
his best friend to go home in the rain
without offering him the loan of an um
brella." N. Y. Herald.
Tha Thimble Collecting; Fnd.
Collecting thimbles which have been
the property of femalo celebrities has
become tho latest craze. The cream ol
a collection owned by a wenlthy
(iothamite is the thimble of thnt ex
cellent needlewoman, Queen Elizabeth;
one which belonged to Queen Victoria
when a girl of 14 this is a solid gold
and useful-looking silver thimble, but
very small. That worn by the mother
of George Washington is also in this col
lection. A thimble much worn ones
belonged to Princess Alice, and is
rather large; ono whose owner wns the
princess of Wales is extremely dainty,
of gold and enamel.
Camphor for Cortets.
If a piece of camphor gum is placed
in the drawer where are kept dress
waists that are trimmed with steel It
will prevent the steel from t&rnlshln I
Making It rimln.
"This here piece in the paper makes
use o the word 'superfluity several
times," remarked the man who was sit
ting on the empty soap box. "Now
whqt do yo take superfluity to be?"
"I dunno's I kin exactly tell It," an
swered the man with twine suspenders.
"Hut I senbe It nil right enough."
"Kin ye illustrate it?"
"M' yes. I reckon I kin. Superfluity
is a good deal the same thing ez a
feller's wearin' n necktie when he's got
a full beard." Washington Star.
The l'leaiures of Farming.
Mr. Chattcrton I've decided
Into business, Miss Wcnthcrbcc.
Miss Weatherbee I'm very glad to
hear it, Mr. Chattcrton.
Mr. Chattcrton Yaas, I've made up
my mind to become a farmer. Think
how jolly it must be to go out of a
mawnlng and see the butterflies mak
ing butter, nnd the grasshoppers mak
ing grass and all that sawt of thing,
you know. Tit-Bits.
ONE IS KNOUOII.
He Well, thank goodness, I'm not
She No wonder you're thankful.
One like yours is enough! In Town.
Wlnit Troubled IIIiu.
"Come, old man," said the kind
friend, "cheer up. There nrc others."
"I don't mind her breaking the en
gagement so very much," said the de
spondent young man; "but to think
that I have got to go on paying the In
stallments on the ring for a year to
come yet. That is what jars me."
Odds and Ends.
s .i.t. i wiiii i " rust i
,tfrr V f 1 1 ' i '-'W S I "
A PARDONABLE BLUNDER.
How Sho III Uiieful.
"Oh, you may rail at woman nil you
wish," she exclaimed, angrily, "but you
know very well man could notgetalong
"I believe you are more or less right
about that, Hannah," he returned.
"Man must have something to laugh nt
or he would become altogether too mo
rose." Chicago Post.
He Why do you keep me iu nn agony
of doubt? What proof have you ever
given that you really love me?
"Why, Ambrose, I've broken off
every one of half a dozen engagements
made since I promised to marry you."
Detroit Free Frets.
"Tell me," said the young man, pas
sionately, "Is my answer to be spelled
with three letters or two?"
"Three," said the summer girl, shyly.
"Thnt is to say it is 'nit.' "Cincin
Johnny Found Out.
"Little Johnnie opened his drum yes
terday to find out where the noise came
"Did he find out?"
"Yes; when his father came home the
noise came from little Johnnie." Plck-Mc-Up.
He wheeled out Into the country.
To breathe the sweet, pure air;
'Twas n rugged landscape, nnd even ho
Was much struck by the scenery there.
Known Where Ho llelongs.
Indignant Butcher That doir of
yours has been getting into my sau
Pointer Well, he seems to know h!
plnce, doesn't he? Yonkers States
man. The Only Way to no Convinced.
"You can play dominoes for ten hours
a day for 118,000,000 years without ex
hausting the combinations."
"I don't believe It."
"Just you try it and see." Bay Cltv
Cb.aU ' .
Applied trf'ller Month.
"My dear," he said in the middle ofj
the rather protracted curtain lecture.)
"Don't interrupt me, John Henry ,"!
"It's only for your own good," ho
said, apologetically. "You see, you may
let your mouth inadvertently get you
She felt that he had something menu
to t,ay, but her curiosity forced her to
usk what he meant.
"A very earnest attempt Is being
made," he said, "to enforce tho mid
night closing ordinance." Chicago
nuslnets and Politics.
Mr. Stealall I have done you a gooi
many favors in the past, buying up del
egates for you, carrying conventions
for you, hiring repeaters, counting
votes, and so on; and now, as I am out
of a job, I thought maybe you could
give me n chance in your factory. I
hear you are in need of a confidential
Great Statesman (also a big manufac
turer) Um cr, I don't think you
would suit in that position. But I'll
tell you what I'll do; I'll back you for
county treasurer. N. Y. Weekly.
"Beg pardon, sir," observed tho
tough-looking waiter, suggestively.
"Gentlemen at this table usually er-
remember me, sir."
"I don't wonder," said the customer,
cordially. "That mug of yours would
be hard to forget."
And he picked up bis bill and strolled
leisurely in the direction of the cash
A Dona Fide Announcement.
"Take that bicycle," bald the deal
er to his assistant, "and put it in the
window with a sign announcing that
Its price will be $03 this week only."
"Supposing we don't sell it, shall I
change the price next week?"
"Certainly. We never deceive the pub
lic. Next week its price will be $G0."
Might Ho Fenunal.
"Why didn't the professor try to read
your mind when he got you up on the
"I don't exactly know, ne went into
some sort of trance and announced
that there was nothing to be read. I
wonder if he meant to be personal ?"
j y rs -rrrrvivvt a
Q X. Ai -'Tn.
An Even Thing.
The bicyclist was inclined to be scorn
ful. "A fig for your horse!" he exclaimed.
"You have to stop to bridle nnd saddle
him every time you want to go for a
"True," replied the horseman; "but
I don't have to pump him up." Chica
netting Ills Dad In Trouble.
Georgie Say, ma; typewriting ain't
like handwriting, is it?
Georgie's Mamma No, Georgie.
Why do you ask?
Georgie 'Cause I heard papa down
to his office say to the typewriter:
"What a beautiful hand!" Cleveland
TIIK SUl'UKMi: TEST.
"And you say you'll always love him
no matter what happens?"
Young Widow Yes even if wa
should get married. Brooklyn Life.
A Life Savor.
Puffy Just saved a man's life I
Guffy How was that?
Puffy Met a fellow on the street.
Said he'd blow my brains out if I didn't
give him my watch. Gave him my
watch. Detroit Free Press.
The tjtnmpor Stumped.
Politicus My son, you must learn ta
Son But, papa, you never say "no.
You say: "I'll consider the matter.
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