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THE LORDS 0? LITE AND
Hirer v,aini for j-i.t.,l ii, v lnirnbh' il.mr;
."!;.t,y (ui'l f ur uinl lioin Vfie t !".
"i.,, ii,(,,., ,!,,(, ii,,,,,, jlU wuy,
And Uo a hi .ivy Lunli ii tore.
!eli!lld lil'f, Hi'Urln t.i';itl fl'OHl (lie i);iin
Ami pong Inr n c -. white In- (.tun. I;
Ami u ln-n Ii.- 1m, ',.! t me tin- blood
Went (iH-iiin' tinoiijj, t.u li vein.
'Who nit tlu 'i
l'"f i vt a Ini
F."iil!" To fear w.n vain,
" k it I, jiv w:m fl'.nedit.
I.:i' a ad 1 Irivt- bromoit,
b!e r.tnl j. .nil."
- i . mime is
Lit'ht fc!in-cl tin'
Then to my mi!
Ami Mierit lit hi-
Imnl'-n !ii h I ft It
n ii' 1 1 her drew,
ii' l.i'ai't'k fa.e ami with
t I knelt.
"A hce y burden thou mti-t hear.
For ilni'i m l v -I'M, mi, ai. i Love;
Ami kmc an.; Lik- thy i-t t t-Tith
Ami Love i hall Jill thv Ik in- share."
It. STESLEH sat hack nf-
! tor n heart v dinner. irrum-
O Y'B 6 bliug ami ill sec
t 11,J- lie gar.ed morbid
'WOlT the path loading to tUu
"Well, I'm absolutely certain, Hess,
that I'd extend both nnns to welcome
oven :i burglar or a lunatlo, in this
"Yon talk foolishly, George. r.e
thankful that you .ire on the road to
"P.ut, I K;iy this Is a hermit's life."
"Haven't you your cigar and good
"Oh. I know all that. Cut I want a
little change, a little diversion. "Why,
I tell you." he exclaimed savagely, "if
the veriest hoodlum should happen
along just now, I'd bind him with ropes
and leg-irons to make him stay, and
apply a hot iron to make lim talk."
"Would you really resort to such
extremes after a hearty dinner?" '
"Oh, the pleasure of that is over I've
oaten it," and he held u; his cigar med
itatively. "Well, perhaps, dear, you would en
joy breaking the dishes," suggested
Mrs. Stesler mildly. "There are lots
of exciting little ways for amusement,
you know. Indeed, some gentlemen,
I believe, find the most divine bliss In
the simple experiment of smushng the
heard," replied her hus-
"And, too, I've heard of an
vial with the habit of sawing off the
legs of the table."
( "I hope he found it diverting."
"Oh, indeed,' a enjoyable diversion,"
phe said, toying dreamily with her fork.
"He had an inventive genius that was
"When he tired of sawing the table,
he playfully pulled his wife's ears.
The ear part, however, was invariably
settled in police court."
"A delightful gentleman, certainly."
"Well, at any rate, he rarely com
plained of ennui." Then she added
after a moment, "Do you fail to find
thera little suggestions of any use to
"Why, Bess," said he, shamefacedly,
"surely I'm no savage. I'm merely
longing for a little amusement. Now,
for instance, if some one should happen
along with a ' hearty, ringing laugh
that you read about In stories, I think
I'd find myself more contented."
"Wouldn't a dinner-horn sufficiently
A hurried step on the porch inter
rupted her remark, and Mr. Stesler
fairly jumped out of his chair in eager
expectation as a knock sounded on the
door. A large, ruddy-faced man loomed
In the doorway, and nt sight of Mr.
Stesler broke Into such a roar of laugh
ter that both man and wife turned
red and exchanged glances.
"What do you want here, my good
man?" demanded Mr. Stesler, becoming
exceedingly embarrassed, however, as
the stranger held his sides and per
sisted in his merriment.
Mr. Stesler carefully examined his
own shoes, Ids coat, his sleeves, found
his tie all right, then turned a bewild
ered look of inquiry toward his wife.
"What, in all creation, is the mat
ter?" he broke out finally in loud, fer
ocious accents. Hut the stranger still
"Is this humorous from your point
of view, Hess?" but Mr. Stesler's re
mark was drowned in the vociferous
enjoyment of the man outside.
"Won't you come in?" his wife po
litely asked, hoping to break the spell,
and Mr. Stesler motioned the visitor
Invitingiy to a chair.
The stranger then entered and set
tled himself in the easy chair, lighted
one of Mr. Stesler's cigars, and
stretched himself out in more comfort
"William," said he at last, moving
his hand authoritatively toward his
host, "William, I should like the morn
"My name, sir, Is not Willam. I am
Mr. Stesler Mr. (Jeorge Stesler."
, "Ami. William," continued the
LOVE AND DEATH-
A riea! Win t:ryi ir;C ImC ft w.iv,
A ! 1 1 i! ki ii I li.li' I ire, ami I . -;t
I bout- I u lint' li.n h.'ilt f ' ' t
fi 1 .ml, "Jlae ty o.i t!:y ni.ivc.
il i.f us nil. I
I I'll pW 1114 "
'l'.il.i' ii-i'ii inv I
I i nit' t by j y ii
( C, ni II. ,l'nl' I!1C ll!f -t.
I-.- it thi a il! uiuct ;
1 ki t-;i thy itiia.
"N.iv," t-nlil tin1 other, who drew near,
"'J hat h my yilt. ami tnuii' riioiic;
I lilt th.' harden thou hif-t known,
I K'vc tl.ie .iarc, iiml tal.o thy tear.
"Whea Life nml Love have lost their
I uio thee jicai'o, ami rumfort thee'-
II it noliie f.n lookc'i iiov. i, o:i me,
Ami u groat calm upon im; fell.
Ami ever now i'iy doom idi.'iil ho
'I hi-', burden nml imiv-t uiway;
And w in n tl.cv pa troiii mt". that day
Lord Death shad soothe and com fort mi'.
Ninette M. LowjUt, in The Sun.
ger. totally disregarding the remark,
"bring my slippers slippers and morn
ing p;'per," and he puffed away at the
cigar with most provoking case.
Mrs. Stesier, somewhat bewildered,
was Inclined to smile at her husband's
discomfiture. The stranger, however,
soon addressed her with the same im
"And you, Molly darling, bring my
coffee and rolls. I'll cat here. And
don't forget the Cowers: I am very
fond of flowers."
"My dear man," exclaimed Mr. Stes
ler, "are you aware that this lady Is
my wife, Bessie Stesler, and that you
are carrying your joke father far?"
The man, raising his brows, stared
aggravatingly at Stesler; then, with a
patronizing smile as he resinned his
paper, he said:
"Ah, William, you're the same mis
chievous rascal as always. Hut I'll
not reprimand you. Molly," nodding
toward his hostess, "my coffee and rolls
as soon as possible, please."
He shifted his cigar from one side of
his mouth to the other, read up and
down the column, turned the page
and continued his evident absorption.
Mrs. Stesler silently adjourned to the
kitchen, leaving her husband staring
in dumb amazement.
"My dear sir, what may your name
be, if I may ask?" Mr. Stesler ques
tioned, after a few moments' silence.
"My name? my name? Ah, yes, yes
a very good joke. I've heard it be
fore, though. William, tell Molly I
want the coffee immediately, and
plenty of cream. And. Wiliiam, shove
the table nearer my chair. I find this
very comfortable; I believe I would
rather not be disturbed. Thank you.
Now the footstool, William. Yes, there
thank you, I'm qv.lvz comfortable."
Mr. Stesler, heartily ashamed of him
self, nevertheless obeyed.
"Well, by Jove!" he mentally ex
claimed as he slapped his thigh and
gazed thoughtfully at his guest, "well,
"You want to swear, no doubt, 'Wil
liam. I somehow feel that you want
to swear. Hut defer it for the present.
Just a few mild comments are all I
permit I'm very sorry, too, for some
thing in your attitude tells me that
you can scarcely control yourself. Oh,
I nearly forgot. I want my shoes
brushed. They're rather disreputable.
Clean them, William."
Mr. Stesler betrayed his reluctance
and disgust as the man held up a pair
of mud-incrusted boots. He took them,
however, and very delicately placed
mem just outside me door, lue man
resumed his paper, but soon added
with some impatience:
"William, you are in my light Move
Some seconds of silence ensued be
fore he broke out with a great guf
"Well?" demanded Mr. Stesler.
"I was merely smuing over a patent
medicine. They say here that it will
cure rheumatism and consumption. I
used it on a mule once. It cured him
of balking, but he died within a few
hours. I afterward used it to kill off
all the rats on the premises. Oh, here
you are, Molly, at hist. The repast is
indeed, welcome. Hut more butter
please. I like Ms of butter. Only
three rolls? I fat six always six
.Molly. Always remember that in fu
turc. And whitecups? I prefer blue
or, at any rate, some little decoration
on my china. The coffee is very good
out l like it a utrie stronger ami a
li'ttle earlier, too. In fact. William. 1
shall expect you to bring it to my
bedroom before I rise."
Man and wife exchanged worried
looks and glances, and were immedi
ately startled by another loud, vocifer
"I'mUwnys having the most delight
ful drams. I dreamed last night that
you yanted me to rob you. And. I dis
tincyy remember giving von a patent
i niAli" no 1ml I I . f, l IT.,, f
. .1 . ...
I gjve you
' d Molly too
ver, ever forget
i pses yon made!
from the table ;
inoim nt (o rive tli n th" fit'.! b":ic.'it
of Lis Men In.i-nt.
Mr. Mi-sIit was by (Iiih th:ic
alarmed :unl unequal to the t
lli iiintluiieil vainly for hi w!V
fused that She
I'.ut she was ki co,i
failed to understand Ids
After rating greedily, the visitor
back tin. I nonchalantly waved
"William, a Khave, please. I'll re
main here. You can manag", I think."
Mr. Stesier brought a shaving-mug
"Now, William, not too dose. If 'you
please. 1 'ut on plenty of lather. Molly,
hold the mug, also the mirror In front
of ne, t;i I can sec what William is
doing. Ah. yes, that's comfortable.
With a shaking hand and pallid coun
tenance. Mr. Stesler procceih'd to shave
his guest, possessing only enough pres.
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t ii..- tn in. ii. i i-i jni(! uie i.i.oi nouni i
slipfind relieve the gentleman of his
head. The impromptu barber had !
barely finished when the stranger ner- 1
vously motioned away the mug, thj j
mirror and Molly. j
"William, the lawn Is hopelessly dis- j
reputable. Jndeed, I'm surprised at I
the evident . carelessness about the '
place. Got out the lawn-mower, and j
I'll superintend. Great lan 1 o' Goshen! !
don't stand there like that! Go to ;
work. I Kay!" j
Mrs. Stesler was somewhat amused '
at her husband's predicament. Her
guest had no sooner caught right of her 1
surreptitious smile than he quickly I
"My slipper dropped off. Molly, pick j
Both man and wife burst into a
hearty laugh at their own chagrin
The guest glared very haughtily.
"No levity, please. No levity,"
He walked about the lawn a
moments studiously evamining
shrubbery. "Now, Moll.,, the gardon
rake; and see that you gather the
leaves and brambles into little piles."
He strutted about the yard, pointing
sternly, frowning, ordering, loud in his
imprecations as the work of cleaning
up proceeded but slowly. In the midst
of their despair the sound of wheels
arrested Mr. Stesler's attention, and,
pulling his wife frantically by the
arm, he made an heroic dash toward a
vehicle that just then tore into the
yard. Two men hastily sprang down
from the seat and rushed past with set,
'Hess, is thij a dream?" asked Mr.
'Why, no. This is a nightmare.
Didn't you know?"
Their guest was growing still louder
in his imprecations as the two men
from the vehicle approached.
I feel insulted, outraged! I told
you, James, not to come lor me so
soon," he said with lordly dignity. He
was backing away with a subtle, sus
picious movement, when the two men
hastily bound him with ropes and fast
ened handcuffs on his wrists.
"Has he harmed any one?" asked
one of his captors, anxiously address
ing Mr. Stesler.
Stesler stared vacantly and shook his
"He is one of our w.rst patients, and
killed his guard this morning."
"A lunatic!" exclaimed Stesler.
"Sir," said the lunatic, indignantly,
I am a gentleman of humor."
The guards bound him securely in
the vehicle and drovi away. Mr. Stes
ler was somewhat confused from the
excitement. He finally found himself
in his easy-chair, his slippers scattered
about, his shaving-mug on the floor,
his razor lying suggestively near, the
tobacco jar turned over, his pipe lying
broken on the threshold, the table all
"Well, dear, I'm sure you have had
your little inversion, naven t you .'
asked Mrs. Stesler in a quiet, little
manner all her own.
"Yes, strange to say, I have. And
I didn't have to nip your cars or saw
off the legs of the table either," and
he lighted a cigar and began quietly
to think It over. New York Weekly.
The Making of r.ooks.
The value of trees in the matter of
books is a subject that has a bearing
upon the much-discussed question of
Hooks are made of paper, and al
though it Is commonly .supposed that
paper comes from rags, as a matter
of fact mosl of the paper used for
books is made from wood pulp, and
this, of course, is made from trees.
The total sale of nine popular novels
has been given as 1.(500,000 "volumes:
and, taking the average weight of
each as being twenty ounces, we ar
rive at a total of 'J.OOO.OUO pounds of
An average spruce tree, from which
the pulp is made, provides about half
a cord of wood, which represents !"(!(
pounds of paper, so that the nine
works of fiction were responsible for
using up no fewer than 4000 forest
trees. We have thus thrown upon the
forests of the world, snys Chambers'
Journal, an enormous strain which
cannot be met unless replanting on a
great scale. is proceeded with as the
mature tr j rre cut. down.
Shakes v-'.r have foremen th
' "books iu tree:
LONG-I USTANCI, l'.l'.I.I.KS.
It Is a familiar statement that weiiem
who go to the coin.iry for the summer
seem to iiml more delight In their trips
to town than their s jouru at He'
summer resort. The frequent y with
Which they collie into town depends i.ll
I heir Ingenuity in inventing some pros,
ing necessity for seeing the dress
maker, the demist or the doctor. It
Is usually the dontiM who serves them
best as an excuse, for he may be made
th" pretext for a visit to town at any
The superiority of the girl who goes
nfteuest to town over her associates In
the hotel is always noticeable. She
shares temporarily the continued tri
umph of the engaged girl, who, as ov
"rybody knows, is looked upon by the
nher young women as worthy of envy
in the highest degree.
Next to the girl who is engaged and
(lie girl who goes ofter.est to town, the
irirl who is most frequently called up
en the telephone is regarded as a
favorite of fortune. To bewailed up on
the long-distance 'phone from Now
York must mean something serious,
umnier boarders say. It is expensive
t'liough to Imply that the engagement
is almost ready to announce.
To be called up once a week to the
'phone will fill the ether young wome n
at the hotel with excitement, while to
be called up daily fills the hearts of
the others with chagrin, not excluding
the engaged one and the one that goes
jftenest to town.
It is only by these vicarious methods
rhat girls may be belles in the summer
iiotehs to-day. The number of men in
these places Is so small and most of
:hem are so young that actual superior
ity among the girls struggling for their
hitention is a hollow victory. Indian
Don't indulge in the bric-a-brac habit;
't is responsible for more wrinkles and
:row's-feet than age or illness.
j Don't scorn to learn of an almond
I ?yed Japanese the secrets of retaining
1 J smooth, unfurrowed face. The se
! crot is that she displays nothing in the
drawing room except a lovely flower
i and a screen.
! Don't get tired if you care to preserve
( Hie pristine beauty of a rose-leaf com
plexion. j Don't shop that is. don't shop the
' whole day long in feverish excitement,
running bargains to earth. Not only
! tire dress and temper ruined, but com
' plexions as well.
J Don't wear gloves too new or ton oh".
I New ones cause wrinkles because id
their newness; old ones because m
I their want of respectability. Gloves
1 are worn too much anyway.
Don't always be doing something;
have intermittent attacks of idling.
Don't neglect the afternoon "forty
winks." If you don't rest your mirror
will show a new line in your face ev
Don't sleep with the hand under the
cheek; it Avill numb and wrinkle the
Don't let the jaw drop just at the
moment of falling asleep; it tends to
make lines on cither side of the mouth.
Don't use powder on the face. It digs
its way into every line and digs it
deeper and deeper.
Don't be afraid of friction
face; freshness Is produced
tepid bath in which bran has
stirred followed by long friction.
keeps the blood at the surface.
Don't Indulge in the essentially femi
nine habit of "knitting the brow;" take
life less strenuously.
Don't always be thinking of some
thing. Sometimes think of nothing.
Don't let" a day pass without relax
ing limbs, muscles- and expression.
Don't fret and don't worry these are
the best cosmetics. Worry i.-i called
our national disease, and "American
Itis'' is its distinctive name.
Don't "putter;" either work, rest or
play. "Puttering" is twin sister to
Don't put too much of yourself into
the ordering of the household or the
management of the servants if you
wish to keep fagged cheeks and hol
low eyes at a distance.
Don t got "wildly excited if Bridget
has neglected to dust the legs of the
hall table. Neither the welfare of your
family nor that of the nation is in
Don't exhaust all your reserve force
over petty cares. Each time that a
woman loses control over her nerves
she moves a fraction of an Inch farther
on In the path that leads to premature
Don't forget that an ounce of preven
tion is worth several pounds of cure.
It is better to begin to take care of
complexions before they begin to show
wear and tear.
D- a't think it snporr.aturaily vir
tu t ! '.i-uity. The divine
Q.Ii Li it.uuty ij u- t.a- oi'cat bless-
! . I.
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Wet Virginia. 1 . a ing it''i '! t h;
.iMV'lim grai:i!e;iilibvi! at. I i.
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" of I.
-. is now
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mania, is now
of which ; s;
i 11 rkht-mlndi
The late .Margaret 'I Imr -of
tile best known Nor wet
her last liowl has jc-t m t'
t humeus a ppcarame. Si."
of Bjornsuii and stc; Moil.' :
Mile. Kve Humbert, t'.a'.'.ui::
woman of t In phantom lmiiio;
said to be living in :t eiian:
German nooic In the vail
Weser and mar ill" We
Tht; mother of rresid.eu'
France still manages the !
Trrrasse. Marsanuo. wh":o
dent was born. The old lady,
the President Is devoted. Is ov
but is still hale and hearty.
Elsie Ward, the young New York
artist who recently won the s::hmi com
mission to make a drinking l'otuitahi
for the St. Louis World's Fair grounds,,
spent her childhood on her lather's
Missouri farm. She was- horn in How
ard County and lived there till a
Maine claims the oldest liv:;;g v
lets hi the I' in tod States. They are
Mrs. Sarah A. Fossett, Mrs. Mary A.
1'ossett and Mrs. Martha Hayes, all
widows. The first two married broth
ers. The;e triplets wore born on Juno
jo, lS'J!!, and have celebrated their
Mrs. Emily Goodrich Smith, who
died at Watcrbury. Conn., recently,
in her seventy-third year, wlis the
daughter of Samuel Grisweld Good
rich, who was known years a go in lit
erature as "Heter Farley." Siej did
considerable writing heisel''. Her
grandfather vas a Kevolv.ti :;ary of
ficer. Princess Victoria Louise, Emperor
William's youngest daughier. is taking
a course in cooking under the liircctio
of the chef of the imperial kitcUo
The princess has a small kitchen of '
own, and has already mastered the.
of bread making. She also made s
German seed cakes which were -cr
on her father's table.
The real lace coat is the q?sacVc:ice
of elegance and costliness.
Chrysoprase that lovely green stontr
is pushing the ubiquitous turquoise
hard in the race for favor.
Pepper red is a new shade. Y e ail
that daring, brilliant hue.
ivor far the-
effective in touches and it
White noncree is training favor tVthe-
morning gown. It seems to have a bit
more body than china silk, and the
weave is more fascinating.!
Having all the charm of wea
the linen canvas, and the softness ami
finish of a surah silk, surah Vr.eii is
bound to be a blue ribboner. 1
The ubiquitous lace collar sVt'.ving
way to the one of cambric or batiste,
elaborately hand-embroidered. Here is
another opportunity for the deft a'jcdle
womau. A woven bead covering is nor. the
stunning thing in parasol handles. Not
a bad idea. One might make several
of these coverings to go with Uiu'erent''
costumes and thus bring her jr
into harmony with many gov,-
The new handkerchief slee
elegant and yet quite simp:
struction; the top portion is
1 1'.-ht littinir and reaches to
and would almost be tietterfor a
than the handkerchief-.sli.ittcd
w,,r.m lw nt Itched to the or.tA'.e and
the lining felled over it.
Wide girdle belts are popular. They
are very pretty and becoming for the
leng-waistcd woman, but for her short
waisied sister they are" a n.i-arable
failure. Panne velvet is tli-J'-oscn
material for most of the girdle. .:ugH
wide sash ribbons are also uk 'I'hose
made of the ribbons are plea toV 'rout
and back with long ends tied behind la
a bow and fringed.
Daintiness and simplicity mark a
i.e.'li-ee of white cren do chine, which
is made over pale liberty silk
gathered with half a dozen
into the figure, and the ne
deep collar of the soft crape, jnS
turned back, showing a prettiiyT.r.iped
effect of pink liberty silk, r.rra-rpd lite
a crossed fichu. The sleeves -ire cut
Into several deep points and do not ex
tend even to the elbows, but beueatb
these are closely fitted liberty silk
.'hews which rulMe in n delightful
;,.MM:-ta!re. fasbh.a to the wrist.