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HOW DID YOU DIE?
yon ladJc tlm trouble tli.it nn'
Willi a rex.ilutp hcirt and rh.-dfu!.
Or hide your fan- fr..in the luht of d-iy
With a (iiivcn ko.iI nixl fia'ful?
Oh, a trouble' a ton, or a trouble's nn
Or a trotifi i v li.it vou ninkc it,
Atxl it inn't the f.ict that you're hint that
But orily lioiv did you tuke it.
You nrp beaten to earth? We!!, well,
Come up with a mulling fare.
It'n nothing iiitainst vou to fall down flat,
But to lie there that'i ihstrrace.
The harder you're thrown, why, the higher
Be proud of your blackened eve!
It inn't the fuel that you're licked that
It's how did you fiht and why?
lAnd though you be done to the death,
If VOU battled the best vmi rnulil
If you played your part in the world of
Whv. thp Critic ivi'l mil it frnml
Death comes with a cr.nvl, or comes with
And whether he's clow or spry '
It inn t the fcet that you're dead that
But onlv how (lid von die?
Edmund Vanee Cooke, in the Saturday
I A "Licking" Afler 1
By Horace Sey.-nour Keller. Kit
:fj w. :.7 f : : s ,
OOIt Tom! He Lad once
disobeyed the one Injunc
tion alxnit -which the mas
ter "was peculiarly insist,
ent. That was to drop all
play when the bell telling the opening
of the school session sounded. 'When
the ruler fell upon the desk before that
august personage the teacher Tom,
sis "well as the rest of the scholars,
knev.they must be at their desks ready
for ousiness. Several times had the
new teacher reminded the boys of this
rule: "Quit play at the sound of the
bell and make for th? schoolhouse;
Ion't bother about finishing the game
cf marbles, ball or whatnot; when this
ruler falls every one must be at his
desk. That is all."
Tom Lawton had overlooked that rule
once too often; twice the new teacher
had forgiven him he was a boy once
but when Tom cam - in and slipped to
his seat after the ruler had fallen, the
master crooked his finger at the second
desk from the left front and softly
said: f...-- ,
V''awton, please step this way."
; ,It was a way the new teacher had,
always particular about small things.
and very polite when he wanted any
thing done as, for instance, a puzzling
problem in figures, he would say: "If
you will be so kind as to show us how
to solve this problem on Fage CO,
fourth from the top, I shall be obliged
to you." Or, he had a taking manner
of saying to a chap whose fingers tin
gled because of a personal engagement:
"Beg pardon, my friend, for troubling
you but it has been coming your way
for some time; very sorry to have an
noyed you, but it annoys me most."
Tom felt a trifle uneasy when he
walked up to the desk, leaned against
it and heard a soft voice say in low
"Dense be so kind as to remain after
school for punishment. I am sorry to
bother you about it but it must come.
Return to your seat."
As the boy turned a glance from his
left eye sized up the new teacher who
was so painfully affable. "My! but
he'll break my hand, was Tom's
thought as he saw the strong wrist and
When recess came all the boys and
girls, except Tom, filed out. Tom re
maincd at his desk with eyes fixed upon
the book before him. The young man
on the platform took a book from a
drawer and started to read, when his
eyes fell upon the boy at the desk. A
curious smile came upon his face, and
a good-bye feeling seemed to make his
nerves tingle. He laid the book down
keeping a long finger in it to mark the
place, and said:
"Lawton, why do you not go out with
Tom looked up through misty eyes
"I'm staying after school, sir."
"But it is recess now."
"I might cut sticks and run away;
others do and I have."
"But not with me, Mr. Thomas Law
ton. You have too good a' face to let
me believe you would do such a thing
now. Did the other teacher keep the
fellows in at recess when punishment
hung over them? '
"Well, run out to your game, my
"Maybe I'll not come back to get that
Ttunishment after school," said Tom
wifh a grin as he rose.
"Yes, you will; I know you would not
(deprive me of the pleasure of giving
you n few pleasant moments after
school; and then, I can trust a fellow
w.th such a face as you have."
"I I am sorry I stayed "
' "Run along, Lawton; we'll talk that
over after school."
"I may not come back "
"Yes you will. Now go out and h.-ue
n. good time. Recesses are as short to
xae as they are to the rest of you
And the young man p'tingcd Into his
book n ml forgot fill about Tom Lawton
for the time being.
To stay after echoed for punishment
was. In the eyes, or the girls, something
heroic though painful, hence Tom came
In for a large share of their pepper
mint-, candy 1m 11k and little attentions.
"Why don't you cut sticks and scoot?
I wouldn't stay for n lambasting from
him," suggested a playfellow to Tom.
I could punch your nose for saying
that, Jim Brown; it's a mean thing to
pay to me. I've got a licking coming,
nud I'm going to take what's coming
to me. You never did, enough to de
serve a whaling, so you know nothing
about it, anyway."
"I only thought you'd be glad to jet
out of it. I would "
I know you would; you'd get out of
anything coming your way that might
And Tom plunged into the games and
forgot all about the matter. He was
up to the top notch In bis lessons dur
ing the afternoon session, and he
spelled down the entire first class at
the close. It required but a few mo
ments to clear the room when the day's
work was ended. Tom sat with Ids
cheek resting on his hand ns he waited
for the long figure at the platform desk
to move. Suddenly the young man
looked at Tom and said:
Lawton, may I trouble you to go to
the closet at the right of the blackboard
and bring me the long parcel laid
across the upper hooks; here Is the
Tom brought the desired article to
the desk and gave a start as a fine
jointed fishing rod was revealed when
the canvas cover was removed. "Good
ness! is he going to lnmbaste me with
the butt of that thing?" was Tom's
thought, as the teacher took the heavy
piece and tried the working of the reel.
The next joint was taken up and ex
amined. And as the feather-weight
tip was lifted, the teacher said wit'a a
gleam of fun in his eyes:
Your hand, please. Sorry to bo
obliged to do this painful thing, my
young friend, but I must have my rules
The light tip came through the air
with a swish, but when it reached th9
outstretched hand it fell as softly as a
straw upon the boy's palm. But the
touch of that tip, slight as it was, cut
to Tom's heart, and set his mind busy.
There was a sting in this sort of pun
ishment, after nil.
"There. I'm glad that disagreeable
Job Is off my hands. Say, Tom, now
that the cruel work is over let's go fish
It touched the boy to see how clev
erly this new teacher had handled him,
and punished him as he had never been
punished before. It was a lesson never
to be forgotten. Tom's eyes were moisV
as he said:
"I can take you where the largest
trout in the stream are; I'll show you
some fun; and, and I am sorry I gave
you to much trouble. I'll never do It
"Tiiat's all right, Tom, my dear boy."
The warm clasp of the young man's
hand sent a tingle of joy to the boy's
heart, and as he lookeel into the steady
eyes and saw something there that told
him lie had made a friend for life he
felt supremely happy.
Down the back street the pair wend
ed their way toward the stream that
flowed among the willows, and the few
pairs of curious eyes that followed
their movements saw the teacher oc
casionally lay his arm along the sturdy
Down among the tag-alders, where
the dark, deep pools were, the line wf
cast again and again baited with a
fat, juicy grasshopper, and as the hanfy I
some trout rose to the casts the youths
teacher was a boy again, while Tom
Lawton felt as happy as a lark.
There, Tom, old boy, think I have
enough for supper; I never believe in
overdoing a thing fishing or or lick
ing a fellow."
Tom only grinned as he looked at the
fih. Suddenly the young man laid
aside creel and rod and said with a
"I can throw you, front, back or side
hold. I was the greatest wrestler in
my class; look out for yourself, for I'm
Again Tom grinned as he braced
himself for the shock; be was clever
also, and he secured a firm hold, and
with a quick side-jerk and a lightning
trip be laid the teacher upon his back
in a jiffy. Then they tried a back hold,
struggled over the smooth turf until
the teacher lifted Tom up and laid him
gently down upon his back and said
laugiiingly: ' lou are Quick on your
legs, old boy; I could make a great
wrestler cf you. I can beat you sprint
ing to the maple tree and back "
"Never; there isn't a fellow in school
can do that job. Here you go; we're
The teacher reached and touched the
tree and started to return before Tom
reached it. It was a lively race, and it
looked as If Tom had finally met his
match. But with a grand spurt the boy
dashed over the ground, reached his
companion, and passing him, arrived at
the goal three feet ahead.
"There. Tom, my lad, that will be
enough exercise for the time being
Now for supper; you are to dine with
me this evening."
That was a ml-letter event in Tom
Lawton's life; supper in the hotel din
ing room with the teacher, who chatted
and made the bey feel as If he was JLu
the seventh lionvcu of boy hlis. "And
lu the gloaming a they wandered to
Tom's borne the young man told the
oilier of many Interesting event In UIa
college life, and when they parted M
1lir gate with a good night handshake
Tom felt In his heart that this was to
be a friend for life.
Aiui as the teacher walked slowly
homeward he murmured: "As fine n
young fellow a I ever met. Glad 1
had to keep him after school for n
licking. We both enjoyed the affair."
New York Times.
THE SECRET IS OUT.
A Tailidlor Girl TelU Why Mia Iopi I
"Why Co I not marry?" paid the
bachelor girl. "Because oh. because
I haven't been asked," was the unex
pected reply, and all the fine theories
of deliberate cruelty to the future race
were dashed to the ground. "It's a
mistake," she went on, "to suppose
that Ave unmarried women sit down
and calmly consider the pros and cons
of matrimonial relations; thrt we de
liberately discuss and decide what at
titude avc will take in regard to the
appalling problem of the future of the
human race. It sounds wise nnd all
that to hear that we bachelor girls
have solved the perplexing problem of
the nse, but we can't even take credit
to ourselves for that. Force of cir
cumstances is responsible for the num
ber of our kind in existence.
"It's my opinion that no girl Is toe
busy to think of men. The society
girl who Is bent on having a good time
wants to prolong her period of enjoy
ment just as long as she can before she
deliberately curtails her freedom by
marrying, but she looks forward to
matrimony some day, and the girl who
works say, a girl of the upper classes
who finds she must earn her own liv
ingif she makes a success of It finds
that she has opened up for herself a
delightful life of independence and
happiness, but It Isn't this fact that lies
at the bottom of her bachelorhood.
"Her work as a general thing brings
her in contact with men of business,
usually married men, and from them
she gets an insight into matrimony
which makes her skeptical as to its
general desirability. Little remarks lei
fall now and then reveal the truth that
all is not a path of roses. The result is
that the bachelor maid finds discour
agement on every side, and, all thing!
considered, the scales certainly turn ir
the favor of the unmarried state, ot
at leart of procrastination.
"She decides to look well before sh
leaps, and the process of investigation
begins to thin the ranks of the ell
gibles, while day by day she grows
more difficult to please. As a conse
quenee she is so taken up with this
inquisition that the final plunge is long
deferred. Sometimes it is lndcCnitelj
postponed." Chicago Chronicle.
rmrieni's Business a Mc
Frank A. Vanderllp.
tTTTUTTTTTT lin responsibility for raising the revenue- nr.d for their dibu
UlTCIt'CJU menf, now that the total have coir.o to nggrega; iwiv .
than one thousand million dollar, would rcem to be quite enough
to lay upon the shoulders of any man, particularly If h" must
take up those duties without thorough familiarity with thtir de
tails, n doe each new Secretary. But In addition to that duty,
there i the further responsibility for the solution of the ptohlcu;,
of an Intricate and diverse currency system. The Secretary, to1
occupies indirectly, through the Controller of the Currency, a supervisory rel
t Iu to the whole National banking organization of the country. He I th"
direct custodian of $S()ft.(iK.(MiO of gold and silver coin, stored In the Treasi
vaults, against gold nnd silver certificates In circulation representing th
coin, and, through hi subordinate, the Treasurer of the I nbed State". h!
share the responsibility for the care of more than two hundred million dollars.
representing the cash balance which the Government carries. All the Mint
",nd Assay officers are, through the Director of the Mint, under hi control.
He directs the operations of a great factory employing .')( operatives in the
printing of money nnd Government securities, and he must there meet the suite
problem of organized labor that other great omid,oyer have to nicet,Hi i
responsible for the collection of commercial statistics, and is fortunate find
ing a bureau for that purpose which has a record for the best statistic;, work
done by any of the great Governments. He Is at the head of the greatest
auditing ofiices ia the world, where every dollar of income and every item of
expenditure Is checked over with minute exactness, so that at the end of the
year it Is safe for him to say that the whole billion dollar.', the total on both
sides of the ledger, has been collected and disbursed with absolute fidelity
and legality and without error. From "The Treasury," In Scribner's.
Courage, Physical a&d Moral.
By the Rev. Thomas B. Gregory.
HE subliinest pages of biography and of history arc those which
show the manhood triumphant over the pressure that was brought
to bear upon It.
One day the Immortal discoverer of the law of gravity was
sitting in his otliee In the Mint when a charmingly dressed lady
entered, and in the most delicate way, intimated to the grand old
man that If he would use his official power to aid her in a cegaln
direction she would see to it that he should not be the loser by 1
"Madam!" said Sir Isaac, "here is the door. You will obligo J.e
by your immediate departure!"
"Forward, men forward!" cried Bluoher to his wearied soldiers as they
were floundering through the mud on their way to join the. English at Water
loo. "I have promised my brother Wellington to be there promised, do yon
hear? "Would you have me break my word?"
Americans will never cease to be proud of the reply made by Henry Clay
when he was urged not to champion a certain cause lest it should jeopardize
his chances for the Presidency "I would rather be right than be President!'
thundered back the Incorruptible old Roman.
When Stephen A. Douglafc was at the height of his fame he was r.ppro.lkhod
by the agent of a rich syndicate, who offered him a princely fee if he w!d
lend h!a advocacy to a certain bill which the syndicate was anxious toVget
The Little Giant's eye flashed fire, and there was a sudden crit of the
agent without his hat!
These men had moral courage. Theirs was the highest form of bravery
the bravery which enabled them to bid defiance to the temptation to wrong.
Physical courage, we repeat, is something that calls for our admiration.
The spectacle of a fellow human being gritting his teeth, clinching his fistf'
and silently, calmly bearing the pain that is killing him, draws from us
once pity and cheers!
But grander than any mere physical pluck is the silent courage of t1,
roul, which, though hard pressed by splendid inducements to do wrong,
its poise, and in its fight with unprinciple never shows the white featj
New York Journal.
Tile In German Meat Shops.
Americans visiting Mannheim fre
quently comment on the attractive
meat shops to be seen there. This at
tractiveness is secured largely by the
use of ornamental tiles for floors,
walls and even ceilings and counters.
The tiles on the walls are similar to
those used in bathrooms in the United
States. They are generally of light
shades, arranged in patterns of artistic
design. The floors are also laid with
tiles of different colors. These tiles,
however, are unglazed and are heavier
and of cheapen- quality than those on
the walls. In one of the most attract
hn of these shops the walls are of
V coloreel tiles, with n.mcls of
irilAUTL- .1 1. i t mi.
in s iiiiu uiui'i uesituis. j lie couu-
dch runs alonr two sides of the
CT - - - . -
room, is of the same ivory colored ma
terial, ornamented in gold. It presents
a rich, handsome appearance. Even
the bookholders, scales and gas fix
tures are tiled. The general effe'et ol
the room is suggestive, above all, ol
cleanliness. Stoneware furniture fot
stores is a novelty In Germany, and
seems to be applicable especially te
meat shops, fish and other markets,
kitchens, sculleries, etc. The most im
portant centre for its manufacture ir
that country is Mettlach, where then
are several large factories.
By Prof. Rudolf Eucken.
Cuiirt F refers a Lamp.
"Electric lights and gas are no gooc
for courting purposes,"' said a Wash
ington young man who is more than
attentive to the object of his affec
tions, a sweet girl of the west end.
"But do not the parents of your
fiancee Insist on there being light in
the room?" asked a friend.
"Oh, yes; Ave use kerosene. There i
is nothing like it. Give me the good
old coal oil for courting. My girl is ol I
an inventive turn of mind. You can'l
"What do you mean?"
"The piano lamp provides the parloi j
with light," replied the young man, '
according to the Washington Star.
'It has a large red shade, which softens
the light when it is burning. But, do
you know, my girl lias that light com
pletely under control? She sees to the
filling of the lamp and she has It down
so fine that she knows just how much
oil is needed to burn to a certain hour,
the time that the old folks usually go
to bed. When the flame begins to get
dim you may bctvery dollar you have
that it is O.CO. That lamp, controlled
by so charming a girl as mine, is u
jjROADLY viewed our present human existence reveals an entii""--
diiierent condition from tuat snown by the spirit or. pessimism
a spirit which exsrts so potent an influence upon our contem
poraries. The existence of the facts which pessimism sets forth
In support of its views, is not eruostioned; they remain, and
deserve consideration. In reality, however, they constitute but
one side of human life, which is fraught with a deeper meaning
and involves far more at present than many of us become jran
scious of. The fact that this deeper meaning is too freqinntly
relegated to the background and that the possibilities of thevywr-
irual life are not sufficiently developed way be explained from the general state
ff modern culture. Great revolutions have been effected in the last centuries;
?.lfe is directed into new channels;; old doctrines are beginning to totter; and new
Ideas demand recognition. An equilibrium, however, has not yet been estab
lished. The law of compensatien has not yet exercised its power to the fullest
extent. Above all, there is still an absence of that energetic concentration
wbich should convert man into a complete and harmonious organic entily, as
opposed to the variety and multiplicity without an entity capable of Siting,
combining, and clarifying all the innumerable impressions presentciWiy "the
heterogenous influence of the external world. An intellectual activity capable
of losing superior to all the blows of fate is also lacking. It may, therefore, be
said, that the centrifugal forces are greater than the centripetal. Labor, with
its enormous ramifications, is more powerful than the spiritual force witijiu
ourselves. Herein we must seek the answer to the question whether life con
tains more reason than meaningless complexity and whether true happiness
can exist. Life, as conferred upon us, is not invested with a fixed and un
changeable value. It depends upon ourselves what value we are willing to
give It. The more man seeks to concentrate his life, the more he seeks to "
velop a victorious intellectual activity productive of ever higher spir
strength, the greater will be his ability to confront the complex phenonir
life with, cheerfulness and courage. He will then readily understand the is.
t of Vauvocargues: "Le monde est. ce qu'il doit etre pour un etre actif, plei;.
! d'obstaclos" (The world is, what it ought to be to an active being, full of ob
! stacles). Tn our day also happiness and confidence in the rational purpose of t
' nature may be obtained by zealously and mightily developing the intelk
! life, so that man may face all the multifarious phenomena of life ns
J endowed with strength of character and the power of conviction. Neve
1 there greater po"ibilitics In this direction than to-day; and it devolves up
man to avail hinfrelf of them, to the end that he may find good cheer and coi1
i age within himself and power to become victorious over the petty and deproh
Ing impression? which a first view of prevailing conditions produces
then tread the upward path ever sought by the powerful and youthful r
be they nations or individuals. The Forum.
The "Woman of Poise.
The woman of poise indulges in few
exclamations or superlatives, and does
not waste enthusiasm over trifles.
She is gracious, but never gushing, and
she has acquired the habit of listening
attentively, not awaiting with ill-concealed
eagerness a pause in the con
versation to enable her to rush in and
take the floor. The woman of poise
never lingers after her good-bye has
been spoken; never, in fact, under any
circumstances talks long while stand
ing. She does not experience the dif
ficulty too many people have of taking
leave gracefully. She says good-bye,
gives you a bright smile, and Is off to
j.e pleasure or duty which awaits her.
You do not find out all there is tcvow
about the woman the first tii(no you
meet her; you become acquainted with
her by degrees and grow gradually
into her friendship.
A Valuable Sprlnjc.
What is stated to be a spring g'
forth a liquid resembling essem
violet both in perfume and cheuTn-j
composition has been discovered in p
valley near Millau, Aveyron, France.
A Lisbon physician has created a sen
sation by his assertion that there are
at least 2(K0 lepers in Portugal, and
that, as beggars, they convey the in
fection from place to place.