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'Mr LITLE SWEETnmlEART.
. s'. iyal little sweetheart; though the Lifting up her purr white blessoia of a
Sworld should 'turn from me, child', unclouded fade,
She caoudAoly cling the closer, and my Lighting with her blue eyes shining every
haj u sonrade be. hard and lonely place.
When I face the world's rough weather, I I've a loyal little sweetheart, and her
am sure of a retreat years that count but three
By my own bright chimney-corner. with Are worth more than gems and gold, for
my darling at my feet. this true heart believes in me.
-Margaret E. Sangster, in Harper's Bazar.
By T. U.
ESTA VIILIARS stood at the
window and gazed down at
moving mass of people below.
Vainly did her eyes wander
from face to face, from form to form.
with a childish, questioning eagerness.
seeking to find one friend amid the
great throng of people.
Poor child, she must yet learn that
one can walk through thet busy streets
of Boston for weeks, mouths-aye.
even for years, without meeting one
old friend, and yet it was strange-that
she had not a great many old friends
here, for Boston was the city of her
But the reason is easily told. Mr.
Villiars, who was once a wealthy mer
chant, had left Boston ten years be
fore a penniless man. Little Vesta
alone was with him, his fair young
wife having died two years before his
And now Vesta has returned to Bos
ton, and a beautiful girl she Is-rather
small and slight, with rich golden
brown hair, which falls past her waist
in silken curls, large. almond-shaped,
thoughtful eyes-eyes that looked sad
.and tender, even while toe well
formed lips were locked in stern de
tearmination and the fair cheeks dyed
with the flush of indignation.
And why has the fair young Vesta
returuned alone and in this disturbance
Wae shall soon learn.
Mr. Villiars had goutn toI Frederick
tiln when he left Boston. and three
years after was again busilness.
Alout this tirtul he married Mrs.
Iliutinglton, a w'ildoww'i lady. who hlad
seen lllhout thirty-Seven sHnllnerllli s.
Aiors. l Huntington possess'd a foIrlunel
of ai few tllholisandss. iind this. united
to Mr. Villiars's lusiess talents iand]
lpresent stock. set hi Iii llll uponu hli
Little Vesta wits nolv eleven yoears
ohl. land her stellloltheilt dhil t nol 0Wish
t have ,l li i t hol n e: iI ' ilrefol , she
illut the flirst yl ear htil harlidlly i' lla w
to t cil,l whenl sine 'i, I su llnllItllne'll
holle. Her" father'" a t sctlnl wife l tnd
Twoi Si k.ll Itih i al'tps 1h d l i,| ro h 1't1l' t le ay
on which Vesta iia rrved at her i.e.
Ia tall. Satige yt'0ltll0.
lntlering tle hlouse noisielessly alli
i'nlstoserved by it sidll etltranlit sallt 111i ti
the old hoiusekeeper and asked hl't h
"'tll ahr l l is d ad, ltotl is it Iolt. .I
"'Yes." replietd tllt e msi Wlorllln. "nt
it' slifer Wilth its ulll tier lthy l 'o"r'e.
todl hell, motherl ess little girls. I sai g."
aaild She laid her inut fally oa t les
; " lic ·it"
bout the i. thoy maw"usi lth whio
""lk r1 , le llsr. "
"laias wife's tirst cahihl."
"a',hat s'" exliol'odtiel V noghlia.
Sa"es, de ls'," ieturnel the ahl Waoultan
iuilllOt tdlha, "lthe liStl es. scdt for her
atll to comed, aho w.e "r 'ollltge a t'ew
weeks after you were .sentl l' Ito ille'ase'
"'Dill father know strhe haltd a sou? I
nevevr knew it!"
"It seems to me master dlidn't know
it unltil he saw a grown boy oft nine
teen walk In and call his wife d'lotlier!'
al'nd he took on s hit ltor not being
told Ieforehand. But he's fairly fool
insl shout the boy now." said the hIouse
"'Perhaps he is a good bloy, Jullet."
"(. I suppose lie's good enough, lbut
there's a flash in his eye and a curl to
his Ip that I don't IIkte-l t don't speak
nituct good, anyhow."
Five years rolled on and Mr. Villiars'
stepsoln hd grown to manhood.
Aplalnrently he wias a frank, true
hrtd person. llt away belitneath the
riuth, bright strfse(ie there dowelt a
i1tl' which was full of vice and de
c+,ii. His lips rould slile anslid his
t·.·. ll!amlii kinlldly on youIi tevenI while
tii. hol'lin wats illottlung s mellii dllrk dlt~eel
tit rilh y loi.
V,,,inl, wthlo wits now ni llealutiful girl
;if scvlltli ll.. , admllil'edtl his turlghli. light
r', rltl il hl li lu I sii·,l ', f-iedll 'l .
11'i;I( h tl th "omlelllthi i w n'lisr ·oultl
nolit i.Ell -sIh lc ikteiI d l Ilt , wilh hiui lie
hll'.·l f to tIh111 wnWo lt illtrl'chanllllg' of
tliouir l llt whlii'li nOillln e., Ilear ts so
Not Ao with hter fIIthl'--he wai per
fetrily wihl nlllotl lit!, "llhtudsomt boy."
No olin wais llf su noleli, half so
trultful as Ills "on L ouis."
tHls every ,lctioln, every thouglht. was
known by (he" irtfuil Louis, and his
denrest wislh was tlult Vesta and Louis
Louis seemed to be delighted at the
• idea, but Vensta said nothing, for she
dld not at all like it.
Another year has passed, and Ves
ta's eighteenth birthday has come.
A grand party is to be held in her
home-the guests are already arriving
-music and laughter till the air-bril
liant-hut bark! a wild cry rings'
through the building, and great confu
sion is in the lower hall.
"What is it?" all asked wildly.
"Mr. Villiars has fallen to the floor
in a iit," is the answer.
All hurry downstairs, and five. ten
minutes pass before Mr. Villiars re
covers, then he speaks a few words
and expires in the middle of his sen
His last words were these, spoken
in a faltering voice. while his eyes
rested on Louis's face, who bent kind
ly over him:
"Louis. you know what I would like
-I can trust you-take my place to
Vesta-be kind to her-give--" death
claimed him and the rest was unspo
Two weeks after the funeral Louis
asked Vest. for her hand, which she
declined to give hint.
Then he told her if she would not
matry him sbhe should leave the house
and earn her own living; that it was
his mother's money that enabled her
father to becomue so wealthy. and now
it all belonged iawfully 'o hint.
The fair young Vesta listened to
him, but said nothing, but the next
morning she was missing. T'lhi didn't
annoy Louis; he told those who itl
quired after her thai she haId gotte
away onil a visit
Vesta hald Ieen in Boston two days
and had not yvet sut'('e'dedei in gettinglg
anything to do.
She is tired ant Weary. y. yet sht t ca,
iont give 'l rut' seaulrch: site ttlll titll(
something to do to keep herself fr'omInt
T'urning f'rotll the winlldow witl it I
heavy sigh she says. "1 will answer
that advertisementl ; iperhaps I shall[ ete
storet fot't Itna tel t his .itite.~
l'inllg lon her hla'I tl'Crape halt over
IIt soft, goldet-Ihrow-tl 'urls site .l1f;
Ie thotl .
'itoont sh ,l' was oll W\"ai:tj liitgt t st'ee,.
1t11 after a t tI 'li llltel. llng walk uIl
t.er lil. iur stn ilt She stood before .1\lle.
ti.- gratllt l h illin ery esttt lijr llne tl.
liand ill hI r o1"t, Silvery voice told her 1
hill, tillis: the s ml e heart-sickening.
soft worll s ri t liIel herle as they hadti
dotte ,1v- y plat'te else.
'\Iy detal we aret j usl t tull, i 'i u 4,o
orrytl'l. ii you had hbeen a liittle sttetr,
I1t .just think of it, tiW ry girlst ha've
hleen te t lovyedl this tornig. lilatn tr,
wartil day. my dear."
Vetl a ull tswer'tl d no.t. hI+er heultl Wi.t s
too full: neither dild s ahol llee til'
kind-faced old htdy, who looked s,
pityin gly tupo her a shl,' Iurned ) ithe'
Ast she o t.ood lpon Ih sijtw' thwt ia't
little white hotuts was lai'd upont her
sholder. h lv t kind voelt, asked"
"Al"e you really t nltedl of workll
In llnt d ," repe' t ed i est, look g l
intol the old lady's l 'e; "ly lift der
pt'nds till y g ,llrnah it."
"Arre ayou really so aoor as that,
"I have neither hone nor moneyu.,"
"Your parents, dear?" reminded the
"Are dead," sobbed Vesta, the tears
flowing front her eyes.
dear, this is my carriage, stgi in; we
shall drive for home. Edward"
Half an hour after Vesta sat in a
beautifully furllnished r'oou in the'
midstll of silks and lace.s.
Old Mrs. Ervil huad engaged her for
a month to tindo sewing for her two
One aftelrnoont, twoe weeki, a ter,
Vesta sat in tthe garden talking to lit
tie Agnes Er-vin. and su interested
were lhey with each ethelr that they
did not hear lthe iapplroat.hlttg flootsteps
and statrted to their feet wihe'i a low'
musicit'ttl voh re iidl:
"'Good evening. 3Iiss l'r'vinh Is this
whel' you lae h1d'thlld ' ?"
"Yes." ru'll.d Agnes. gayly, "when
I'ml wth Miss \'illir.s t likii to gol to
to tily:st'tl' - lfiiu t orgi v'e filli. I'd fur'
gotten:'( you it , e't'('' IiO tOt' illttdi 'This
'site hhuwl Hunller his admiring
gatt'. lul itll a l'e i lliti.t its 8110t 'ee0ivO -
ered hll'tself, atlld the two Steit a very
and her daughter would not hear of
Vesta leaving, and slto' was ouly too
glad to stay.
The stuntttne!' passed away and golden
trutumtni e:itum, still Veata wits with
Mt's. Erviri, anii now site was more
like a comuttanhiot thIan a itiretl seaw
One beautiful autumnal evening she
sat in the library singing softly to her
self when Mfr. tawoon e.utered ahsi.
leesly and whispered:
"Vestal dear Vesta! I-
D Don't ask me to tell you 'whbat h
said. It was too sweet for anyone to
hear but Vesta's dear self, and besides.
I think .you have some one dea- to
whisper those sweet words to yourself
at twilight, and you ean imagine whait
Mr. Lawson said to beautiful Vesta.
Six weeks after that autumnal even
ing Vesta was a bride, and the beloved
mistress of Mr. Lawson's elegP.nt
Years have passed since Vesta be
eanme Mrs. Lawson. and Louis still re
sides in Frederlekton. and does not
know where Vesta is. nor does It
He has told his friends that "she has"
married well in the States," little
dreaming how truthfully he speaks.
He is far richer now than Mr. Villiars
was, and seems to be very happy with
his young family.
Thus do the wicked sometimes pros
per-but we should be charitable, and
not wish them ill, for in the nextworld
God shall deal with them justly, and
their misery will be great.
Vests is happy. and although she
has told her husband of Louls's ac
tions, she expressed a wish that he
would take no legal proceedings, and
he loves her too well not to gratify
that wish. She thinks God is the best
one to deal with Louis Huntington.
New York News.
SExtraorelinary Pinds In tRoman Forum.
The excavations in the Forum at
Rome recenily resulted in "finds" of
extraordinary value and interest.
Among the objects discovered are the
1. Two equestrian statues of Castor
and Pollux. These statues, which be
long to the best period of Grecian
sculpture, stood before the temple of
Castor and Pollux. The statues were
broken by the barbarians, but all the
pieces have been found, and the sculp
tures can be completely restored.
2. A large Greek statue of Aeacula
3. A magnitic·ent (Greek statue of
4. A (Ireek t:ust of .IJupiter.
it. Two, rll''hes in I'arhltitt marble,
with Greek Ihas reliefs.
rt. The Flons .Juturtn:t. whic'h belongs
to the epoch of Itomtte under tlhe kings.
7. The rostra of thrie Rtepullic. which
every tonet thought lhas disappeared.
S. A portion of all aquedtuct dating
aIl:tk to bef'ore the foundation of Romle.
:t. A iprehistoric lnstcriptlon which
i as et lhas not Iteen deciphered.
Thie iliost importantll discovery is that
of a great Christian lbasilica inl the
Palatine. aIlnilldnctllt fresc.oes. mar
blt ctlulltns. anld beauttifully decorated
satlrt'oplhllagi have tlee foullnd. Thle ba
silie'al eltolttgs to tilt third cenltury
.. i.-- l.ulldonll Standard.
lkilinkl Invtde nl Hansis.
'ith' :'iople of \\'VsterlI KIn' Sat t have
ih-Ielt ill onll t'ed hwithmi i po.llty .).O1 .
SWolves hlot te destroyedI their ilslet.,
lprairi, dog.. It v,' taketn possessiottn of
great arn'n a l ailttde it imlpolssible to
grow crolps. and Irecently tlhe skullnk
has' llltlt, its Iapleitaralltce ill tlt ny local- t
ities to prey upou the ftarlllers' chlck
Skunks have muttltiplied by the thou
sands itt Wesiern Kansts in the past
three yetars 'r'ltey taket possession of
ithe fartlUt'er burnt and outbuildings
anltl keep the ltwtler at ta distance.
Thiey not tlli.v kill tlictketts. but also
kttel, wnti t I'l tr [it- lhens' nlsts for eggs.
()Ot ill T'lhomtla: Com'iutly f"rtller Hous
lon hils permiltted if large family of
skl;nl ks to resiieo tuntder his houtse for
Stwo yv;lrs. ilhe k.liw of lno way to ex
Iterl'lil te theIIaI without lllilla doning
his Illttet.. soil h gave theta tihe freedom
otf tie prteisit-s. andl has ltad illt trou
hib. front Ih lmi except in the loss of
mtittly lot tis thi-i-lets.
A puhli• schootl ill Shltertlttn County
was closedl for It week becauttse of at
swtllr' of sktlttks that i:lid taketll up
their abode under the building. Some
of the pupils learned of the lpresence4
of the skunk fantlly. and at the noon
hour undertook to dislodge the pests.
It was a holpeless task. anid the school
had to be closed.-New York Sun.
Pritde hides in the curved nostrils of
a sentsitive woilnta.
Hiealth is he muotlier anti strength
theat her oautt'ttuy.
It sattters little whtti color are the
eyes so tthey I elotittluent aind nlelr.
Bet itty with ai haidl bettrtlh is ill dis
To spealtk iwell II woOlltan utttl sileak
A perfect forut requires the carriage
of at goddetss.
A worntll ulttay ha c It c:lasuit- "ace,
Syet t llang-tdog exprtessiollt tt dtftorom
A binlitiftll skirl ilwaIys has tltuler it
Sa faint tinlll.
Tile voice is calpblei of botlh lsllsic
anld tlitolld. ,tv-olketl ias tIie .tw tr i" wills.
Thtt air&tl \swork tt iod is the evo
Intiol tif a chiltl itto a tatuttiful
ULigestttlility tof Chieese.
'T'lie ditgestiltility of vllrious kilnds of
cheese hais litten tlcirofully testedl by a
Gerittti cthtmnist. who placed thet slum
ples in an artificial digestive fluid con
n talinlng a considerable proportion of
Sfresh gastric juice. Cheshire and
o Roqueford cheese took four hours to
digest: getuulne Eumenthale. Gorgon
a zola and Neufchatel, eight hours; Ro
i madour, nine Iours,. and Kottenberger.
e Brie, Swiss and ten other varieties.
- ten hours. As an ordinary meal Is di
gested in four or five hours. the com
e mon belief that cheese aids digestion
appears to be an error.
Ia b OhIo.a nhais been setenceA to
the pelitentiary for 198 years. He
probably wonders why the judge
didn't make it for life and be done
John D. Rockeftler's income is esti
mated to be about $80 per mlnute..
How long that makes a month seem
to the young Absolom who gets only
$15 per week.
It is said that whales caunot swim
faster than ten or twelve miles an
hour. Since the decadence in the
whaling industry, that would seem to
be fast enough.
Professor Starr. of the (.hieagno Unil
versity, has reached the scientlile con
cluelon that the Americans will event
ually become Indians. He has proba
bly been led to this conclusiou by fre
quenting football games.
The Newport (Ky.) defaulter has
made a new record for bank emtezzle
ments. His shortage is $2(KE,000. or
double the capital of the bank. and
more than the reserve and all the as
sets. including real estate. He was
considerate enough to leave the vault
and furniture and fixtures.
It is an Interesting fact that during
the last ten years Georgia has in
creased in population more rapidly
than Ohio. Ohio has gained 485,229.
which is an increase of 1;.2 per cent.
Georgia has gained 378,978. w-hich is
20.6 per cent. This is probably the
most rapid gain of any State in the
South except Texas.
With the return of normal condi
tions of traflic on the western section
of the Siberian railway and a suffi
ciency of rolling stock to meet the
growing wants of the trade. Russia
threatens to beconme a formidable com
petitor of America in tlthe British and
European markets in regard to a
great variety of agricultural products.
The British e, nlialgn t g2ti allist
American jockeys has reac.hed the l t
bored point where Puntch is supposed
to print toilsome jokes ibotur galvanic
saddles, chemital bCits, electric whips
and hypodermic spurs--all of which
pretty playthings are dubbed "'Ameri
can." Outn Iby one our idlteals vanish.
The old strtnd-by of "British fali 'pl:y,'"
so rudely Jostled by L)nulnrttvieu., seems
to bet disitinltgratitig.
A New York tiitister's advice not to
read vulgar books. silly books or noer
bid Iooks is gotod advic.e. but sonie
what difiheult to follow. Normality is
only a matter of opinion,. and the read
ing Iublict is not likely to take thlte
word of any seltf-tonstituted judget of
morbidity. And whit is a "silly"
hook? 'What may appeal- silmy to otne
may ha ve a mleanting and a tmessage
for another. Minds rnun in different
groove's. anltd It is very llucky for thie
nlakers of tbooks that they do.
Acorldiing to a; rleport of thie United
States CommItlissioner of Educla tion.
tiel Attlllriean lpeoplel are better tautight
ye'al by year. in rthe public schools of
the United States at chlll received on
the arvetage thre.e year's of training in
1T70, fotur yeart':s in 1st.:i. and four and
four-tenths years ill 1899, appIroximlate
ly. The amiiount of training given in
different sectious of the country varies
very greatly. however, and in least in
the Soutthern States, where it is less
than half as ulltlu('h as children of
Northcrn t States rec'tiv-.
United States Consul 'l'homas Smith.
at Moscow. sends to the State iDepalrt
ment the following description of a
new Siberia. very utlike the old. made
familiar to Amerlcans by Gteorge Ken
nan's recital of his experiences there:
"Tent years ago the name '.beria'
conjured up a picture of wastes of
snow and ice, boundless steppes and
coasts white with icebergs. To-day
this same Siberia is a land tilled with
thriving villages of peasant farmers,
produlcing grain and vegetable. in
Iplenty. and giving promise of a miner
al wealth which will astonih the
Thle Loitndon Daily Telegralph's de
scrilption of titlt Society oif Amltericlla
1Y'oulen of L.ondon gtl'ilvt'ly tas-erts
that '"Vwhill tnll A.-Iltteriucn hits litade a
fortune h- tinds it ;altiost iultiossible
to live quietly in his own country. The
chief attraction sla Euglanud. where
Americans can escape the newspla
pers." Thi's is the chief reason,. a
cording to the Telegraph, why the
American colony in London increases,
though it admits that many love to go
to England for the sake of the country
alone, and ''because it makes theta
feel like being on a visit to their granld
mother's home, where everything is
dignitfied, proper and nice."
Tragcl Fate of a Doll.
I used to have a rubber doll.
And she was like a cat
That she had many lives, you know,
is .what I meant by that.
She'd tumble off the table-bang!
And not be cracked at all;
If she'd been made of wax, she'd not
Have stood so hard -i fall.
She dropped into a river once,
But wasn't nearly drowned:
She bobbed up quite serenely, and
She calmly floated round.
A cab ran over her--of course,
It seemed a bad mishap;
But, when I picked her up. I found
She wasn't hurt a scrap.
Yet, something always happens, and
I've locst my rubber pet.
So I'm feeling sad, although
I'm told I mustn't fret.
I lent her to my brother Fred.
And this was the result:
He went--oh, dear-and sliced her up
To mend a catadult.!
--('assell's Little Folks.
Thenu I'uay lang the Bell.
A favorite car tifteen years old lives
in Lanucster. S. C.. in an elegant
hone, writes lte'v. ,laines Boyce in thle
Associate l:efornced 'Presbyterialn. He
has always enjoyed t he best of care,
and has grown to a large size. He
has been so well cured for that he
feels he ought to have just wllatetver
he wants, and generally gets it.
The family formerly lived In a house
which had a eat-hole in the kitchen
door. When they moved into their el
egant new home they did not feel
like cutting a hole in the kitchen door
for "'Tommy." So :they pill him out
at night and locked the door.
One cold night Tommny wanted to
get In very much. anti habout 4 o'clock
in the morning the family was a'oullse
by the ringing of the door bell. The
gentleman went dowll and opened the
door, expectlng sorme ur'gent call of
distress. Mr. Toirmmy deliberately
twalked in without even't thanking the
gentleman o01 opeoning Ihe door. Since i
that time he aclwaiys rings the bell
when lie wants to get in.
Things Werl ,th Klelwiig.
The fact that fish are slippery is ae
'ounted for ii. this nway: The slimy
coating protects tithemI front the at
tacks of fIungus it formll of plant life
found in all walters. If a fish is isun
covered by slime thet fungus lodges
there and grows ulntil in time it kills
the fish. The slime helps also to in
crease the speed of the fish Ithrough
Ever since thel Wtorld's lFair. w'hell
the. .lapalnese G;overtnllllttn l aid out it
dwarf latndtlscalee ill front of tihe .1iap
antese Buildin, of thel \%'ootdecd Islhttd,
intt'erest il the dwatrft'ted forest trees
eprodutced by Chintese atltlt .alpante'se
gartdeners has heeln _'Ovil' in this
citluntrly. In tstking the i'dwterf the
gardener Irenltc isa it lteiu itfrot i tree.
.1 nst lbeleow an 'eye" o tthe branch etit e
etllts alnd r'emltoves ia ring of iharkr. Thten
he sticks ite lebrianeh ill a ball of spe
cially prepared ear'thi. This Ie etratns
into a tlower pItl lant keet'ps it moist
enough to start the. roots. After thet
roots are well grolwn tite watter suppily
is lessened. As the branic puts out
limbs the'se are elatlpel wiiih wire
hands to produce a rugged and utncient
looks. The' roott arte kept elown lby
cutting. Hllonley is sletiatrted onil the
trunks to attrat' ic nse'tls wtich givtl
it i w'oreitttteteln appelllaralllce. It ofient
.requtlires i lVenty YeItias to te'rfect' tihe
F'ar out in the ce'trltan. where thce
walter'' is ats blue as the ipretetiest cotit
flower. atid tis clealr is crystal. It is
very deep. so etdeep, ilndeed, thcat lno
one can tetisur'e it. Manhly 'lchurch
steeples piled one, upon the other
would not reaclt front the ground be
neath to the sýurface of the water
We mlusta not think thtat there is at
the bottom of the sea only bare. yellow
sand. .No. indeted, the most singular
plants and flowers grow in this "'din
water world." The leaves and stems
of these plants are so easily bent that
the least motion of the water causes
them to move as if they had life.
The ftiowers are bright with color.
Some are red as the sunset rays, and
others yellow as a golden flame. One
plant, the sen willow, hangs its
branches so low that the green leaves
play with the pure. white roots, gleam
ing in the sand.
Only one thing is wanting to make
them as beautiful as our land plants;
they have no fragrlcanuce.
Fblshes. both large atnd small, glide
between thei e irtches ts birds tfly
among the trees upon the land. Over
everytllhing lies the c'lear water, just
ais tile air Is Itboult us iand the light of
tle sttn. tlloUn ltltd the stalrs slline
faintly through it.
tcllees and gteltole.s. 'The' side'st of these'
tre settit litt ia ell ' t " etctr' ll. T he toof
is fot'iit'td of .~'llls ttI otlit otpe antcd close
it hl watlettr plltasses ol've'r th'en,. In
enclt sltell ofteit lie's a leeatrl fit for It'
crown of a queen.
If we ross the oeuelln in early sltring
in sotle parts iheb'eergs ntlUy lie seetli.
At a great distlance 'lit iceber'g lItoiks
like a great eryst spilaliltt'e ler ituarbl'e
cathedral. They are of miost siuguli
shltpe, and glittert like eliatetlnds it
the sunshlne.--The Bouqtuet.
The h Water of the Fjords. •
The water of the latrger No-~rwegica
f.ords, or rock-buys, tlhough in direc.t
communication with the sea,. are so
saltless as to be drinkable.
* YI- • "r '
She Was willor _, and
With a subtle sart of
And her voice was mos.t allahnit "
When she .eetly carolled
So he wooed her at the counter,
'Moiong the grenadines an4 -lace. ,
And he vowed that -all the fabries
Paled to cheapness by bet face. -
Oh. he wooed her and lieron her.
With his airs und his mustache,
And he vowed he" loved to listen
To her sweetly murmured
Now. howeve',. she still wishes
To surround herbelf with lace.
And with velvets. silks and satina,
And leads him a merry pace.
For she murmurs o'er the cutlets,
Carols o'er the hash.
One ;n.istent. constant solo,
Whose recurrent theme is
HUMOR OF THE DAY.
"I'm getting rich fast." "How?" "I
got nmy wife to take my camera and
lock it up."-Chicago Record.
Sillieus-"'l'he Bible tells us to love
our enemies." Cyniens-"We do. Moat
of ius are our own worst enemies."-
"What nmkes you work so hard
when the lbos is away?" I'm absent
minded allnd I might forget myself
when he gets hack."---Chicago Record.
Nell--"'They used to be such good
friends. and now they scarcely speak."
Belle--"Yes: you see they would per
sist in going to bargain sales together."
using t.e courtship he sued
For the maiden's hand with vim;
3But iafter the marriage her hand 1
Flid to sew o- buttons for him.
--Chicago Daily News.
Si.e iduring the tiff)--"Mfan was made
of dust yeou will remember, but woman
wasn't." He- -"That's right. If you
were made of dust you'd dry uip once
in a wlile."
f'atrke--"Vlhat did you take out an
c'ideltut Dpolic fort Tou nlever trav
el." I.:Ito-- "-But Illy next-door neigh
s)O htts julst lbought an anutomlnohile."
I)etroil l-r('e' Pr-ses
.ittle \Willie ".ushihnplate .l-"'am.
ut.. I hltoke onet of the Ten ('ontnmiad
m 'ntsI to-itt-." ..I Ir'. 'ashionplnte-
" o)h. you rteless child. You are al
wtays t'o-nking something."
Thei' aittln who has Inonleii to blltrn
xia aupl,ltar itn extrav-aglant -ioul
h\VlIrn perl'haps l(e's tr iing to ltearn
if it.- not cheaper tht- l croal
"Am I the first than you ever loved?"
Ih inquired, fondly. e ell." ·ud
Itthfuill Miss 'ia.set' . trou
neiver mind. 4etlt-. 'You are th *first
mhia wIho eet't lo ved't nr'-."---New York
I" ui t l linit." s:id th, tlt ntln hl
_irl. "'111:1t VIn t'l \t f y untl O ,,men('
"helitr. I tlo n 't like them-dv youi?"
"'Ts. I tdo." rt'llied th,' gir'll girl,
I'r'uia kly. " ' tlher It I t 1t;n illi thitIll."
"1s ti ii tttter never coarini ). oared
tle Kit in of l lq\wka. ''hour
Iitghtlless. will r''luenhet.-" murt d
the stl\ve with his f'ace in the dust,
"tlltl you oilt'drell ione of thoset nmes
sellger boys."-i ndlallutliollis Press.
Mrs. c 'hrllilh-- "Your Itl;lue is not
spellehd t'i'htl tn this list." .at's. (;Ioth
n i- -"W'ha Thei na:stter with it ?"
"\Why. Lillie is selld withll only one
." "Oh. well, m11y husband wrote that
it's rnt hintg nlew for himt to 'fo'rget lone
of Illy it-it't"." - Yotik'e's StItesP IIIn til.
"'lThe'. aren l.'t the kiriti of iistcuits
Iay Ill rlltl' Itwlu t! o u IIa:lkc." ht. said.
"til, ;eorl- ge.." sheJ ftlteredll. oill hlip
ver"e of r s-ll , "\l ell. ih-yl're nut!."
Ihe rl'epet Ill t'iem llh iu ally. ""'liThey're
tnouttgh sialrt better." And then the
suil cuitIe tilt agtain.- 'hiladtelphia
"'I suppost. 3"1ou have to rake sure to
he atb solutely correct in 11our calcula
tioiisu" Maidts the t11 in I liwho was watch
fig the tartrlsricitltl work. "''o." aIn
"w(-tlr e " h ,e "rI t tl h f lllatlhellati;s.
"l-'heset' liglur'ce ari- for c.nlllucliga Iur.
!,st'as. \hilti is t'Xltc''ted of me is to
be Comvint'ii'ngly inaccu-ate." --- Wash
Observing the managser of the drug
dlepartmenut, the womau atccosted hli
in a spirit of tutbadinage. "I1 have klep
rolanlia." she said. "\What would you
tidvlse me to take?" "'lThe elevator. by
all means." said the maunager, wittily
"Anud not someuthilg Just as good?" ex.
'lalimed the womln. atitictiug grteal
Stops th- auoh to Townos.
It is assertrted edirorially in the Elee.
trical tevhilw thal: the sturlrisingly
smtall increase in lte l.growth of cities
in the i'nlted St;tts's lholsWi by t.te re
cenlt census rettlut-s, is tllr'ectly due to
the de-c','trt:aliznug il/ntitsr'e of the
trolley' and teleplhlolur. l'ihie two agen
cit's, periulttig ott r1eat 11y otnlunnc.,
tion hbetw't''ll diAtullllt oint, hiive halld
II d'csidted i'llet in inltuirn.t'ng the
gr.wth of te Itl' sou lttt'Iht dtnlittriils.
whi-'h haiVt- thus b itti avtttit' ititaihblte for
wti' lg it opl . : v we't ll abtts tid e
Clty. rusltilh of ii ltn toia.
h ' t'ttn's. ,iti . k ' ti'lp itl s irngl tl by
tHullot if ith casil shiuld a'ise. and its
"itil ..It hlttk iet!crtied iule populast don
ide 'i.-ll el d t''IBs in case o ave ar-en
cy. et'vicie has been cheerfully ofereld,
atndi no ltifficulty experienced in ket.. - -
ing up the proper strength 6f the "