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I broken la spirits .".:;il
Ih.aU.t i. Yet licit Is whai
Jbmul did, t!i,.u,'i
I:i Avas .wmng, well nurtured dial with
ia the memory of Ids old ncighbeirs.
It Avas a dark, rainy niuht in May
when he alight 1 in t,'i-. ill, familiar
station, lie saw an acquaint. me- 1'
t he t ill days harrying across tin' ana.
T!a man owed 1:1. a vii . Ia hi; own
pocket r..-i foriy cents, l'.ut lils
lollies wi iv threadbare, laded and iil
htting and ln eoi:l,l not bring himself
to accost his debtor. Kanul was tired
anil bungiy. He Lad com,' West from
llaiTalu In day coach, .s with few oppar
tunitles and small means to satisfy
He knew eimotiy the way to Lis old
Lome, but as L:- wandered thither ho
realized that the xiu'.vli!;' trail! j of the
town hail encroached upon what onee
was tin; most ai'istui 1'atie Krctiot!. As
he trudged along ia the narrow shelter
or' the houses, he r: matn'oried the very
corners he had farced, riding in the
eal) which Lore him upon Lis first
"start" for (lermauy. Those Lad been
liable, radiant, halcyon days, when ho
Lade good-lye to Lis father and friends
and r-vt out for a tour of Europe and
a course of study at Loipsic. There
vas i:o reason why he should go to the
.ld homo. His father ay;is dead. Lis
family scattered and poor. It had all
happened like a devastating rtorm
of the prairies while ho was crossing
the sea. Even the funeral lc;d oe
currcd before he reach gd Now York.
Ten years Lad passed sine? he had
learned that ho was an orphan, a
pauper, an outcast of fortune.
Raoul was a very commonplace man.
lie had done the best ho knew, anil
was quite sure that it was very had.
After a decade o precarious adventure
ia a dozen trades ho was now so poor
that the anticipation of breakfast was
almost as remote and fantastical as hi;;
boyish dreams of Leaven. lie went
ln:o a cheap cafe near the depot and
bought a meal of bacon and eggs, with
had. coffee and faded lettuce as tokens
of the prodigality of the menu. When
he came out the rain was falling in
cold, smiting sheets, thcupdi it was
May. lie turned up his coat cedni
and edged along by the walls toward
the old house. . Ten years make a
mighty change in the average Ameri
can city. Kaoul found outbuilt, one
story store fronts in some of the old
mansions where the elite of the older
day had lived and triumphed. The
old comer church, whoso chime of bells
was yet fresh in his memory, had been
transformed Into a barroom, with wine
parlor and a gayety whore once' had
been sanctuary and auditorium. Yards
which he remembered as green, breath
ing spots of Lis boyhood, were black
and slimy with the grime of smoke
He recalled with a bitter smile the
stories he had told his cousin Mar
guerite in Lcipsie of the glories, the
freedom, the opportunity, the repub
licanism of his heme. Of what lie Ids
there were for her young genius as a
musician; of what hope there was for
her uu-(orman yearning for personal
recognition. "How lucky," thought he,
"that she had sense enough to forget
my invitation to visit us to visit the
Delislcs and know at first hand the
splendor which I then thought to be
Ho slunk dewn the street, bending
his thin face from the slanting rain,
lie began to wonder where he would,
pass tiie night. The wind blew keer.
ar.d chiil against Lis tattered front.
His heart, warm yet Avith the unbidden
memory of Marguerite, Lis yellow
haired cousin of the far laud, was not
"I shall pass by the old homo," he
Ami th.cn he looked into the gray,
ashen, rain-swept lot Avhore he Lad
played marbles and flown his kite
when' a boy. There was frost in the
whipping Aviud Avh'eh swept across it.
and Kaoul, alert, now, and yet oblivious
of the years, hastened, along till he
stood in the wet shadows cf the old
house the heme that had been his
father's and might have been Lis ow::.
The old iron paling that had separated
its narrow lawn, from the sidewalk was
batten il and rusty. lie looked up at
its foggy Avails and felt the tweak of
pity at his heart Avhen ho saw that
some of its blank, unlight-ed Avindows
Avero b: ken. Jl? dodged into the sl-l-Ter
of its squalid doorAvay and til d
to picture the hist day of its aetivity
the day Avhen they bore away las bank
rupt, broken-hearted father. The f.are
of keroe::? lamps at the lunch counter
uer.t door distracted him. A dismal,
stooping figure cro.el the street veil
ln ' '.Crawfceshl'J Souk s!at::r;dj
v, i ;i n, wit', ,'v.ls on their L'd.
I ahli'g '.n raueeti ..i.-.- and huigli-h.'-'
bob t(.iui.' ly, ia ii acio'-.s ih-' li'olcl
""Vhnt a larky t;i'.::g for M:ir;o a bo."
be v ihhd.iit'.-, "lU'-U.v il::ii L stayed
at In. me with her ,: leaking end
her cw-tiii'kin;;." And thou he thought
of the i.ey Loiivd girl, wi'h the Lb.',
Due cyts and the yearning lip; wku
had li. bn' d to 1?N stories of Aai-ncn.
lint ih ni', ;t : i n u down e dder and
Id-r ill! Kaoul lingered the two sil
ver dinus In bis wet pocket and avoii-
dered v, ii.it h" should h lor shelter.
A gu t of drenching wet Ain 1 dr ive
him against the dn:,r. His hand rest
ed uu, hi ih-- l.nob. He turned it ad
e.:teied. The s ouiid of bis first foot
fall echoed ann"g the empty spaces.
The smell of laoidering wall paper and
dank sect Sillied him. l'.ut the air AVaj
dry. No rain fell upon him.
"I am at home," he said, raiding sar
donically at th whim. II" went to
the newc'.l pot, Avhh ii Lad b, ; n the
goad of a thousand swift descents
ul. tug the b'uiisier in the days of his
curls and knii kerbockers. Like lie
lion;'-, the sills, the walls and the stelrs,
it was deep bei.e:!th the rust and dust
of disuse and neglect. The Avinoow
at th" iir-t landing aviio broken, the
rain swept in and the Avind howled like
a Miserere, but he wmt up and reme.n
bvred th- days h- h.ad Avitnessed tlie
circus parade from that vantage. Dark
as it was, he wandered up and back
into the old nursery. To the room that
had been his mother's. To the library,
where his father, in stern but yielding
aloofness, had Avritten his journal ol
the Avar; to the third story .the guest
chambers, where once old Casper Y.'it
field, the father of Marguaite, had
been a guest of honor.
The dust rose in the dark as he
tramped alone through the unseen
scries of his youth, but he Avent from
room io ronn, tirul, heart-worn, but
glad that there Avas a roof above him
and that he might at last ' lie down
even in the dirt and debris of t ho home
that he had known first and best.
When he stamped and stumbled ur
the narrow stairway that led to th'
attic, a pungent. Avet and soapy smell
struck his nostrils. When he came tc
the top lie was in the old playroom.
memorable chiefly for the swing that
had once hung from the rafters, lbd
some AVer. Avooier. fabric smote him it:
the face. He struck a match and saw
across the dim room the ghostly cut
lines of garments draped from
Humph'." ho muttered. "There
mut be a squatter here."
ml then he saw, glowing from t:n
dor the door of the old lumber-room
a red, iu.i ligat. lie uproeu acres.-
the creaking door and rapped.
"Ydiikcmmen," said a sweet voice
as the denr sAvung bread and tae llooe
of yellow light from the open room al
most blinded him.
But Avhen lie saw again, there was
Marguerite, her sleeves rolled up, la",
face thinner, but just as beautiful at
of old, standing smiling before lam.
"I'm Itnor.i," ho began. "Haoul Do
lisle. Miss Wilfeld. I "
l'.ut she had her arms around him
"We did not wait too long, cousin.
Mamma, here he is at l.it. Look Mut
ter, here is Kaoul. What did I tell
And then ho was at homo. Chicago
The Deluded CoM-Jcckeig.
"I didn't take out any gold to speak
of Avhile in the Klomlyke, and yet,
despite the hardships I underwent in
that region, my stay there Avas not
Avithout its pleasing features," saiel Mr.
IVter Taylor at tic Arlington. "Look
ing back oa my Klondyke experience,
I have no cause for regret.
"I got up there pretty early in the
summer of ISmS, and found that hun
dreds had preceded me'. It didn't
take me long to rid myself of the de
lusion that I would strike it rich, for
I soon s:iav that not more than one man
in ."iOO stood any chance of getting gold.
F.ut all the same I prospected wit li all
the ardor of my soul and spared nc
effort to win the shining stuff. The
excite.nent of hunting for gold is a
fascinating tiling and it will cause even
timid men to brave almost any perils.
"I Avent over dangerous trails, braved
the rapids and swift currents of th;
Yukon, defied the f-ol.T and lived on a
bean diet for months, and slid the life
eiidn't seem half bad as long as there
was any hope cf making a strike.
When finally all hope of that vanish -ii.
it occurred to me that beans three
times a day smacked cf monotony, and
I matin a break for bee' steaks and civ
i 1 i r. a t i o n . ' ' W a s h 1 n g t o n Post.
Th.e Cilyaks. av'oo live' on the Am bet
River, ill Siberia, have a curious cradle
or cradle board. It is made of twe
pieces of bae swoon: the back ami hot-,
tern .ire fitted with pieces of matting
scoured wiih thongs of leather. When
indoors it is suspended from the raft
ers, but in summer it is attached to
a slender sapling that sways Avith th:
gentle motion ia the breeze, thus liter
ally rocking the baby in the tree top.
In certain parts of Rvr-sia a simihu
cradle is tr-ed, and the one that Pit-.a
the Gnat was rocked in Avas made tit
material like this, but it was rer.ml
- a sieve, and Lad no hood. Phda-
;i:ia Tciegraph. .
Europe's Saftkkg Metliecls.
Iiy Frank A. Vcir.elerllp.
rri;rsrrM N Italy a bunk cheek
i,jj lleally let small trade
lli in be-; a ! il l; r.e(
U Vf '' '' -
h ' f I'arhs it-.-lf. I was
g rv o -f ! ranee under the guidance
V Jj into one great room in the
t rrzT-.-jBsrJl l"-l:s i nelosi'd in v.'in
I ashed what these were te r.
"Tin se cag.w are for mr city co'ile'i iors," I was toe1.. "When a small u ".'
chant borrows from the Hank of Frai.ce, he d ies n..i, as witii yo.: bo Ai leii. a.
borrow a lank credit, and have hi. L.an merely added to l.U balance on the
beo'.H of the ban!:. Wilii us a nierehint, when he makes a lean, gels the
actual money and takes k away. He- probably lias no bank a.coa;,; with :--.
lie Avrbos no checks. Wlieii tin loan is due. h" dees not, as v.o.uid 1 e tic case
in your banks, i-en.e in and pay his indebted;,.-... with a ce.ee.;; aii of
Ihrt semi a eolleetor to liini. a:.d teat colli ct.'r 1 repaid the 1 ;. !i in ac'.ua'.
currency. Two hundred men star! mi. from the' Hank f Frai.ee every m.i"i
lug to cedlect tnatiit'cd loans. Several e'eys each rooiith it I.-i !:ece-ary to seed
out 1') men, and on the first and the nt'tr-atli of each u-i nth ;o;) (o'dcetors
These collectors were uniformed mem carrying leather paieko- in which
they have the matured notes and which ;-;e later tilled Aviih ,curr .icy as Ih
collections are made' lo;n the leink's borrowers.
I sto:,d at the jiaying teller';; desk as 1 went farther along hi my tour of
the Hank of France. As I hailed there' the man who happened to bo at the
Avinilow at the nun lent presented a che.e k fo" ."a i,( n n i francs. The' money was
counted etut and handed over to hitii, s.oivd away hi a big Avallet. and he
passed o'i. I asked ii" it were not unusual for a man te draw otii so much cur
rency, and Avas iohl that ii was not. It Avas but anoih'r iihi-iratlon eif how
liiiele'veloped hi ihe I tanking .vtcm of Coniine'Utal Emope in its m-i's by ti;i
general pu'elie. Frmn "The American
X O'KELL said a sensible thing not long ago, when he ox
plained to the public that the ostentatious mourner is not neces
sarily the one who feels the most deeply. Tins has Let a said
before', but it is worth saying several times.
It is salutary to remember that there is no real merit ::i a
long face. There is nothing more heathenish than the way in
Avhich mourning is conducted in certain cities of American so
ciety. Whether genuine sorrow i.s felt or no., epaantities of crape
must bo ay or :i, the house must be darkened, and grief, the mole
emor.onal the better, must be displayed, regardless of the pres
ence of children or Avorking people avLo need all the pleasantness they can
get in their lives. And it is a lr.nieidabie fact that in some cases this sort of
thing is more a matter of parade than anything else.
It seems hearth ss to say it, and cue could not venture to comment on any
particular case in this Avay, but there are people Avho go th. rough all the -outward
ceremonies of grief, not so much bace.use they really feel that they have
met with a terrible bereavement, as because they like the importance of the
occasion, ami feel that people will think that they are noi showing proper son
fcitivcuess unless they behave in the tradhional manner.
One finds these people saying, Avhen others depart from th routine of
"Well! I don't see how she hears v.n ;-nder it. Sh seems ro cheerful site
can't have cared much for her husband. Hut, then, some have so little
It may be that the apparently cheerful person is forcing herself to eudrae
without outward sign a crushing Avcighc of sorrow, in order that the lives cf
others may not be darkened by her continual tears and lamentations.
The woman avIio does this for the rake of her children is re adoring them
a service tor wiuea uiey w.a live to tmr.'o: tier. i.;ere is no danger that tney
i wiil think she does not care. Children have their own Avays of finding out
1 these things. Mew York e'ewti,
Country Trsklog for
By President Sliot of
HEX a child groAvs up in the country, it gees a natural trr.ir
ing in accurate observation. It wants to lind a four-leal
clover; it runs to see Avhere the green snake Avent to; tracks
the Avocdehue-k to its hole and gets It out; it learns the songs
of the birds, and knows Avhen the smelts run up the brooks
and Avhen the twilight is ;just right for finding the partridges.
In short, the country child gets naturally a broad training in
observation. It also has on the farm an admirable training in
manual labor. From
ire of animals, the successful
oral -welfare of the family. 'In the city all this natural trailing is lacking, and
substitutes for it have to be artificially provided. This necessity lias brought
i.l to our schools nature-study and manual training, to teach the child to use
Its eyes and its hands, and to develop its senses and its muscular powers;
and there new beneficent agencies in education, ah ady well in play, arc ia
the near future to go far beyond any stage at present reached. We fin not yet
see how to replace in urban education the training Avhich the farmer's tioy
or theseacoast boy gets from Ids habitual contest with the adverse forces
of nature. The (lotts Island boy, on the coast of Maine, goes out with Ins
father in the early Avinter morning in a half-open sailboat to visit their lobster
traps and bring home the entrapped lobsters. They start with a gentle breere
and a quiet sea, though the temperature is Ioav. The boy knows just how to
steer the boat live or six miles to sea, where the trsns are sunk on seme rocky
spot which the lobsters love. The father is busy pulling the traps. The boy
watches the weather, and suddenly he says, "Father, there is a northwester
coming. See the clouds driving this way over the hills." The boy knows
1'ust as Ave'd as the father Avluit that means. It nieaur; a fearful beat to Avind
Avard to get home, facing a savage spray and a falling temperturc, the spray
dashing over the vessel and freezing to the sails and ropes and loading down
the bow Avion ice. It means a life-and-death struggle for hours, the question
being, Shall we got into liar her or not before Ave sin!:? Nov,-, that is a mag
nificent training for a boy, and the sheltered city offers nothing like it. The
adverse forces of nature, if not so formidable that men cannot cope Avith the::,
are strenuous teachers; hut-in modern cities avo hardly know that the witiel
biows, or that the iiocd Is coming, or that bitter cold is imperiling rdl animal
"TIip Kinr.'8 I'liviile Jlantl."
King Fd ward has given orders for
the disbandment cf his private band,
one of the ancient features of Ids court.
In its present form it was established
by Charles II. and some authorities
assert that a "state" hand existed in
tin days cf Queen Elizabeth. It is
composed of thirty-four musicians, un
der the dire- tion of Sir Walter Fa.r
ratt, "master of the musiek." Its mem
bers are the best theet can be secured
in England, and this is the real cause
of its dissolution. Unlike his mother,
King Edward dees not care uracil for
state concerts bv his oven musicians..
and since his accession the duties of
tin band have been confined chiefly to
the playing of light music, including
ragtime, durins royal dinners. This
they regard as undignified, and the
king regards as extravagant. Th? same
L-V.siercan be played as well by fewer
t ike a
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i ; V:
It was -;;!! i
ng in n.i
aim t-l I.ho.uiy Ui-.
the l -eci
in. tli.. -I t th" I'-iuk "1
In- i. lib ei's. ; A'.i lit
In wbie'i Iheri' wnc
.:!. ly -it th i m.i. i
of oie of t
rages, ,",11 t
"C j;ame.rci::l Invaedon' of Europe,"
an early age it can actually contribute
conduct of the household peel tnr on-
and less notable musicians. Therefore
another ancient institution has been
done away Avivh.
One on Pud.
The father of the small boy veas to
moke a speech at a piddle edoncr. A?
it Avas his first attempt there had beeoj
a great deal of talk and flippancy aiior.t
It ia the family. When the imVorteof
mgut arrived and the
mother Avcre left aL;::o
"I think father mas:
speech just about this
they'll applaud him."
"Why?" asked the son.
"Well, to encourage Liu
"Oh; eio they know h0
too.'" New York Tina's.
It the fu:
da d it
cf -:i ic:
' ..- -a , AFFAIR s--
Tin: c.i:i: of c:n
It bj one thing to have
thina and glass, and ip.ibe
inaih r to keep It. Th '
china w li i'h has U'.---n-i
past general iiai will rever l-e '
ated, and th careful ii.;n c Lite
fact. Hons wives of other days
nii'iv time. Tht'v elid no! lee i:
!".'ti i" :n:e. lot; stayed at 1 oa.e
cai'-'d for their eggshell ehioa 11
st I M 'a. h a!i be done i-y pr
car '. bowi'. i r, evcti in this tinm.li
s : ; . S
Many iier' ;w Lave Ih spi a;;.:
their bub, -r's paiilry p:ul led to i -
the hipping eif tlielr e h i:a.
glass the t re; ics ttf l.eai M;d
are to be a voi.b d. A dish will i i , al
;f itself If taken from a cold eie.e:
lo a l.oalod dining room. ':i ;:!..,
slieul l ai ways be wa.-h al hi it pel
water with the best soap ::a! a si'.,'
brr.dn Shot should never b" i.s d io
dean el canters or earaf'". and it is
sure' lo scratch the triads. l t ; v"
p"e -lings. If put in the' Ii ' ih s.
chan them thoreughlv .if they
washed in i-'phl AvateT the ln.ei'i.iug1
afier the pvlineo, have been, put in.
All this care and attentb. :i io eh ta Il
ls a bother, but the lew a. -..mm may
lay Ihe comforting fae-t to heart That
she is working along lb' line of genius,
wl.b h Las be n dt fund by the gi".".l
(loethe "as an infinite e rpeody f e r
tailing pairs." Ami that tl '.tight may
l:e a sort tt consoiatie u pi :.:e. 1 iiua
cli:anix(; window klinds.
The".'" is re) necessity of washing cot
tan or lin n whitlow blinds, as there W
a much simpler way of cb'auing them.
The blind should be spread fat on a
tab! and then rubbeel aw Ii ail over
wiili bread crumbs'. This Avill make'
it look quite clean ami fresh
(dr's are lining up their own rper-hjl
rooms after their favorite tbevcr, an
few ie'eas ere prettier or daintier. In
ueeti, it some nu inner or tin- tarv.iy
Av.in.ted to give a nwect girl graduate
a gift that avouM be a novel and th
lightful surprise, she could choose few
things honor than to lit out her ruoat
in this dainty fashion.
U::o girl lilt, el up her room on tide
water lily idea, all in green and Aviii.e.
with a suspicion of yellow lore ami
lliere Avhive Avail paper, daik green
matting, curtains of white n:us!in.
white enameled furniture, and ff '
spread ami dressing table cover
Avhlte Hrusrels net over fr'- pahs:
idle green. The AvoVwork av.is a
delicate green, and the ceiling and
frieze a delicate yellow. t
Often the most impossible crro;-;-',
AVeatdwork and furniture can be made
to lend theon.-elves to arilstie ed':' ;".
with a little monev and the "I:
how.' Apple blos'sot!'.;;, forge't
liots, pink roses, yellow rcoa. card in:: I
dowers, e'OAVsIips, heliotrope al! these
and a hundred other floral favorites
may be symbolized Avith enchanting
results. These "dower beeirooms" never
fail to please the originator and her
friends, because there are never t-' ,
alike, and invention is trlven a fr r '
"ein. Philadelphia Telegraph.
I'.ncapple rarfait Whip one- roat
I. t.i-t-l yy-i
or cream to a star trotn; add tmoo
quarters of a cupful of powdered su
gar and one pineapple grated: mi:;
thoroughly and carefully; turn in'.o a
mould, cover closeiy, pack in ice aud
salt; let stand two or more hours.
Orange Ploinbiere Strain the juice
cf six oranges into a bowl, add ear
cupful of water, one and one -half e-up-
fuls of granulated sugar; turn iute '
freezer and freeze to a mush, pm
one pint of cream and free:::1
Remove the dasher, pack the mix it... ,
close, let stand in ice and salt one
Sunshine Sauce Put -one capfvlf
'l-f !!!? Ctl)ff" of
am over thi':v.!.
qmciifr.ls o -.tir
water in an agate pan
rub two level ta'nbsp
in a little cold Avatc-r. stirriueieetil
thickened, let boil or." mina.e; add
half a cupful of sugar; pour while hot
over one egg Ave!! beaten one fable-
so; onful of baiter and one t
of vanilla extract.
i. : . ! , i , i -i i e I -e-i:i a
ctvilul of butter, at'.d one cvjJ-:
s:;g;:r: beav two eggs am: half a cup
f milk, add this to the butter and
sugar; add one and one-half tup of
pas.ry t'etir ami two level teaspoonfrds
of baking powde r; put four cum es of
c hoeedate in a pe.n with half a cup of
ml1!:, and half a cup of sugar, stir
boiling water, add the yolk of one.
add thh f the cake mixture, h
ba.ee ia greased .;! cane pai;.-; teoi
liiinvi'.es in el epaie-k oven or lad;; in a;
take ;.:.d ice with boded icing.
V:-t an I I ntiiro.
Men p!r:; fc-r wi.e'i may ye d he;
w-o dieti-s v.'l..i . n.Iaht h.ne been.
'.w Ye;k Pts-;;.