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I'alJ .VUU Oitue.
B ABETS SACRIFICE
From the summit of certain ample
hill near Champrosay the view la rare
ly beautiful and has inspired many a
poet and painter. But this story Is
Dot concerned with the landscape. At
the foot of the hill, in the winding, pic
turesque valley, Hands a rough,
weather beaten cottage. It has stood
there for years and years, and the
woods of Snart. opposite, look down
upon It with a long-recognized com
radeship. The cottage Is not empty, oh. no.
Indeed! That csn be attested easily
enough by the white muslin, curtains,
coarse, but clean, that flutter In the
tiny, open windows: and. also, by the
pretty roses that bloom on every side.
Out of the open cottage door come
two figures an old brown man and
an old pray woman, the man In cordu
roys, the woman wearing a neat white
cotton cap and a blue apron.
No sooner have they come Into view
than a burst of exquisite melody
greets tfcem, shrill and sweet, pierc
ingly sweet, now diving, swallow-wise
Into tender warblings. fluting of liquid
cadotees; now hastening to ascend,
oaring high and higher in eager. Joy
Then one sees what one haa failed
to observe before, op among the yel
low eglantine and the climbing Pro
vence rose vines hangs a wicker cage
containing a thrush.
"Chrysostome! le Jolt Chryaos
tome!" says the old man. approaching
the cage. "Good morning. Chrysos
tome." lie feeds the bird out of a
email store of millet with which ha
has filled his pocket. Babet. bis wife,
watches him furtively for a second,
and as she sees his crippled move
ments she sighs to herself:
"My poor 1'ierre, he grows weaker
every day. . If I only had some rich
Burgundy to give him. But. belas! we
are poor. Well, the good God knows
w hat, he does."
As Pierre turns around Babet dis
misses the worried expression from
her nervous, little face and summons
the ever-ready smile.
They had not always been poor, this
loving old couple not so very poor, at
leant. Before the. rheumatism bad set
tled down upon him, when be had the
nee of his strong, willing limbs,
Pierre had gotten along very com
fortably with his. modest bit of farm
ing in that fertile valley. Often the
artltts. who would hang around the
hills of Champrosay with their easels
and canvas as the bees hang around
the clover, would say to hi.x:
"Why do you not movo lu'o town
nd workT You would make much
more money In a town. Now. beyond
the woods, there, at Solsy, for exam
ple, I know a baker"
But the broad-shouldered, hearty
peasant would smile cheeriully and
would wisely shake his head.
"liousleur Is kind to suggest. But.
no, no. We have beu happy here.
"You way nimi your own price."
my wife and I. This Is our place In
the world, and here we will live until
(ha good God says 'Come.' Even then
ah! you will laugh, monsar. but I
ill tell you what 1 say to my wife.
I say, 'Babet, let us pray that the good
t.od will permit us to have In Ins uea
ven Jubt such cottage a this.' "
"May your wish be fulfilled," the
r tints would reply b loro going their
That wus mine ears bak. Now
well, they are Ml!! happy. Pierre and
llubet. Have they not earn other, and
bav they not their little trown
thruh to rheer Hum Rut, beyond
doubt, they are vtry ljr.
"Our roses are adorable this sum
mer, adorable is it Dot so, my
Babet accompanied her quickly sum
moned smile with this cheery remark
as the old man turned round after his
bird feeding. The thrush had contin
ued its warbling and was again send
ing forth a flcod of song.
"Oh, listen, father! Did you ever
hear such singing?" It was child
who spoke, and she clutched at ths
man's sleeve to arrest his attention.
The man was an English artist, who
had Just rented for the summer a
pretty, coquettish French chalet two
miles beyond. "Did you ever hear
such singing?" repeated the child en
thusiastically. The man confessed that he had not
In the wood of Senart, near the cha
let they had taken, there were choirs
of thrushes, blackbirds and other
songsters, but cot one of these free
warblers could be compared for full-
"You haven't forgotten me, thn?"
ness of melody to this captive bird,
hanging up there among the vines.
The two strangera remained on the
road listening for some seconds: then
the man walked up toward the cot
tage, made the acquaintance of toa
old couple and asked if they would be
willing to part with the thrush.
"No, ob, no. motsieur!" aaid Pierre
decidedly. "We couldn't get along
But Babet did not speak. At first
a rather blank look came over ber
face. This blankness quickly gave
place to a look of agitation, of dis
tress. She clasped her hands nervous
ly and worked ber lingers. A vision
of Burgundy and other dalntlea for
ber Pierre bad suddenly floated across
"I would give you fair price for
the bird." the stranger went on. "I
would like to have It for my little
daughter. In fart, )ou may caiue
your own price."
Pierre was about to repudiate the
offer again when he caught Babet
eye. btie was already speaking.
"And monsieur's little daughter
would be very good to the bird?" 8ha
lifted up her worn, gentle face, and
eyed blui anxiously. Poor Plorre bel
tated and stumblt-d a little bfuie ha
was able to stammer vaguely:
"You are going to aell our Cbrysos-
"Yes, yes." she said, decidedly. But
she gave her head a aoit of helpless
nod, and looked down at her blue
The artist paid double the sum
named, and said he would send
servant that afternoon to claim his
When the servant arrived at the
chalet with the bird, the cage waa
placed In a large window In cue of
the drawing rooma. The w indow open
ed to the sua and to the fragrance and
greeuery of the isrrien. But not
note, not a sound rame from the mel
anrboly thrush. It drrtoped and bung
Its head as If moultlug. Thvy fed,
they whintled, they coated: but It re-
urained motionless and moping.
The artist was Indignant, lie had
not really presked the old popl to
ell their bird; he had given them
double the sum named and now! It
was not In his nature to be suspicious
but It certainly looked as if another
thrush bad teen palmed off upon him
lu place of the magnificent sungatsr
be bad h rd that mornlug.
lion ever, be gave the bird several
days' trial. At length, at!ena was
exuaukiud, and he sent for Its K'.
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It? 1 1
owner to remonstrate, with him upon
fterre trudged heavily Into tht
room, hat In hand, and the artist turn
ed around, armed with tome righteous
But neither he nor Pierre was al
lowed to speaM: for no sooner had
the old man mado his appearance In
the mom than the thrush leaped down
from It perch, flapped Its wings Joy
on sly and burst Into so triumphant
a song that the whole room seemed to
vibrate w'.th Its melody.
"What Chrysostonie, le Joli Chrysos
tome," said the old man. going up
close to the wicker cage, "you haven't
forgotten me, then?"
Forgotten him, Indeed! The bird
extended Its slender body, expanded
Its soft chest and filled Its little lung.
Its song of greeting rose upon the
voluble air with the splendor of in
visible color and the artist found him
self thinking. And all the while It
1 opt moving from side to side In the
cage dancing with Joy. one might
Ye, there could be no doubt about
it; it was the same bird that had so
charmed the ears of the artist and Is
little daughter at the foot of the hill
tear Champrosay. But. like the H
brew captives, it had not been able
to sing its songs in a strange land.
"You can have your bird, my old
man," the artist said with smile.
And then, to Carolyn:
"We would not part such loving
friends for boxes of bon-bons, would
So off together they trudged, happy
Pierre and Chryaostome. Chryaos
tome still In full song. And Dabet
wept fnr Joy at tnelr return. New
A SHRINKAGE IN VALUES.
Poet's Experience With the Child of
The eager poet wrapped It up care
fully and set out for the city, where
the leading magazine editors sat In
judgment on such as his or, rather,
on such as might not hope to be quite
as his, and It was night when he came
to the city. At the hotel where he
chose to lodge he passed it to the
clerk, with instructions to place it in
the safe, where valuables were kept
for security. '
"What value?" the clerk inquired.
The poet's fare flushed w ith pride.
"It Is, perhaps, scarcely possible to
place a value upon It, but "
Say two hundred?" suggested the
busy and practical clerk.
"That is, perhaps, something of the
sort they will place on It," replied the
poet, with a deprecatory curl of his
Up. "Yes;" say two hundred," and he
The clerk checked It at two hun
dred, and put It away In the safe. Next
morning the poet arose, paid for Ms
idge, received It safely into his hands
again, and went forth. The after
noon waa waning when the poet, look
ing wan and weary, stood again at
the hotel desk, with it (no longer with
a large I) lb his hand.
Ah!" said the clerk. "Care for It
again? Fame value, I suppose?"
Well er ah not exactly." said
the poet, still eagerly, but of a dif
ferent variety of eaeer. "I think er
ah what 1 was going to say. was
er as a matter of fact er could you
let mo have half a dollar on it?"'
The clerk said he couldn't hariUy do
It just then, and the xx-t took It and
went back to his humble village.
where he opened a tin shop and did
quite well New York Times.
School Teachers' Salaries.
A summary of the salaries paid to
the school teachers In the chief Kun
pean eountriee appeared recently in
several American newspapers. This re
port showed that the salaries of teach
ers In Kngland range from an average
of $.1M for men to 2M, or even as low
as 2U. for women. The lowest annual
salary paid to a full fledged teacher
In Belgium Is fl:. In Ienmark city
teachers begin with $.'30 snd village
teachers with tl2. The average for a
country or village teacher In Pniss!
Is $21 K per year, although Berlin teach
ers receive from 1315 to i".5; women
are paid from flt'l to 4mi. Prance has
an Irreducible minimum of ;:u. llol
land $160. Portugal $'.6 for the country
and $108 for the city and Bweden and
Norway $136 for men and less than
$''.0 for women. The average salary in
tiwlucrland Is $340 for men and $775
for women. Greece divides its teachers
Into classes, (host) in the first receiv
ing a maximum salary of $'.'6 per
month, thoee In the second $10. and
those In the third $13. Teachers' sal
aries In Spain vary from $100 per year
la the villages to $4M) la Madrid.
Royal Discipline In Italy,
When the King of Italy came to the
throne be determined to lessen the ex
peusea of the royal household and to
abolish sinecures. Being an early riser,
he turned up one morning at the office
of the household at eight o'clock, and
found two attendants lazily beginning
to dust the furniture. Being anxious
to dictate some letters, and finding no
one to write them, he seized a duster
from one of the alarmed men. and
having dusted one of the deska, sat
down and occupied the next hour and
a half In writing the letters himself.
When at half past nine one of the
clerks sauntered in he was staggered
to see the King sitting there,
The King, looking at hla watch slg
aiAYantly aked htm at what time he
and hla still absent eo'Ieagues were
supposed to commence work. "KUlit
O'clock, Aire," was the faltering reply
"Ah, I see you have not enough to do.
I must get rid of aoine .f you." He
was as g'x.d as his word, and there haa
not been another rase of unpunrtu
aJlty in that department from thai da
Red and Pintc Combined.
A combination of colors most neonls
would exclaim at has become very
popular this season. It Is red and
pink, and brunettes may consider this
a blessing, ss it is partlcn.arly becom
ing to their type, rink Is ued for
the foundation of the frock, and It la
trimmed with clusters of cherry or
deep poppy shades that blend with
It. The effect is very rich, and a hand
some gown Is the result If car la
taken In the shading of the color.
Walking costumes made with short
coats and skirts that clear the ground
are the latest shown and are charm
ingly graceful as well as hygienic, and
comfortable. This one Is made of
mixed homespun. In tana and browns,
with revere of tan colored cloth, and
4(74 BIaum Ktxa. St to 40 host.
44)71 Waiting ektrt, ti to SO waist.
Includes the fashionable tucks In both
blouse and skirt. The drop shoulders,
the wide sleeves and the crushed belt
all mark the blouse as eaenttally
smart, while the skirt with front and
back alike and short tucks between Is
one of the newest and best liked. To
make the blouse for a woman of me
dium slie will be required S yards
of material i7, S' yards 44 or 5 yards
12 Inches wide; to make the skirt T'
ysrds 27. 5 yards 44 or S' yards VI
A Msy Manton paftern of blrmse.
No. 4674, sires 32 to 4", or of skirt.
No 4673. sles 22 to 3". U1 be mailed
to any address on retelpt of ten cents
Bruges and duchesse figure on many
of the new Paris gown, which mean
It Is hoped that Ilonlton will have a
look In. It is so pretty combined with
soft Suede In belts and in appliques on
materials. Biack lace sparkles with
Jet and is accompanied by beautiful
collars, which are more wonderfully
cot than Jet has ever been.
v " m.-r- Liu-
TVslfts made with fancy capes, or
rape collars, are both graceful and
fashionable, and also are becoming to
the greater number of womankind.
This one Is peculiarly ertmtlve and
makes part of a costume of violet
seeded voile trimmed with ecru luce
sppllqu and worn with a crushed btlt
of mettaline satin. The tucks, that
are arranged to give a yoke effect in
the waist and to confine ths sleeves
closely at the shoulders, provide Soft
Tht tatest of the Decrees of Fashion
Crops Marquise One of ths Neur
Spring and Summer fabrics Jap
anese Satins That Are Bound to Bs
Voiles for spring wear show faint
colored plaids and raised dots, some
times both In the one pattern.
Small three-cornered bats are to bo
worn, their severity softened by
ribbon rosette holding a falling bunch
of flowers at the aide.
Don't try to wear that new "Alge
rian" blue unless you have a faultless
Some of the spring walking hats are
trimmed with foulard handkerchiefs,
which show Jspanese centera and
Iits of tawny yellow shades and
umbers will be worn by those who
can do so without endangering: their
Crepe marquise Is one cf the new
spring and summer fabrics that ran be
washed. It has a crepe ground of
monotones, and Is distinguished by
embroidered dots. Crepe Jacqueline,
another silk and cotton goods In
monotones, runs through the gamut of
colors from pale ecru to black, with
overrunning Jarquarda. Crepe Ar
maztne is similar to crepe marquise,
rave that silk stripes instead of dots
break Its surface. Crepe princess Is
11 cotton, but Is a charming fabric
Voile duchess is a new and cheap all
cotton gttds. with three threads wov
en together in such a way as to pre
vent sagclng of the material. Pompa
dour crepe is another new dress ma
terial, with the softness of crepe and
the lustre of silk, and printed la
Veils Are Passing.
Veils will be much less worn be
cause of the veil effects In the lacs
trimmings, and feathers, though seen
rcaionally. will be far less popular
than flowers. Rose stand first la favor'-very
large and small, and piuk
wore than other colors.
And all the handsomest ornaments
are In art noveau tinted to match all
lbs sprlcg Dowers.
A Btlt of Precious Stones.
An attractive new belt Is composed
of arg gunmetal beads and precious
stones ( in circle. Olivines, ame
thysts, topaxes. coral and turquoises
figure In this belt. Gunmetal beads
separate the stones, so that there la
no clash of colors.
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Alcohol deans piano keys: kero
sene, oilcloth, table and shelf rovers.
A lablespoonftil of vlnegsr mixed
with three of pure llnsemt on will
freshen and polish mahogany.
For spoil ulii if out bureau drawers or
sideboards use tepid water Containing
a small quantity of thymolln.
To clean plaster of paria ornaments
cover thrm with a thick coaling of
starch and allow It to become per-
I fectly dry. Then It nay be brushed
off and the dirt with It.
Polished Iron work can be preserve
fullness below ths sMtchlngs that
means admirable folda and lines and
allows the droop over the wide belt
that marks the latest models. To
make the waist for a woman of nie
ilium sice will be required t'j yards
of materlul 1 or tl or i'y, yards 44
Indies wide, with & yards of applique
In Culsb edges of spe, sleeves and
A May Manton pattern. No. 467S,
slm-s 31 to 40, will be mailed to any
address on receipt of ton rents.
ed from rust by an Inexpensive m1
tura made of copal varnish mixed
with as niiub olive oil as will give
a de(.Tee of greasliiess, and atler-
ward adding to this mixture as nucti
spirit of turpentine as of varnish
To clean a clock lay lu the bottom
a rag saturated with kerosere. The
fumes Lxen the dirt and cause Jt
to drop out. In a few days placa an
other cloth saturated In kerosene In
the clock. The fumes lubricate ths
Long waisted or French frocks are
STtiong the most fashionable shown
for the little folk and are charming
In the extreme. This one Is made of
merrerUod blue chsmbrey with trim
ming of white embroidery and Is em
inently simple as well as attractive.
sXSl CU1A Frw. t rMiw
of ( years of age will be required IV
but the design can be reproduced In
many materials. The slightly open
neck Is a special feature and the wide
collar Is peculiarly stylish and beam
ing. To make the frock for a child
yards of material ST. yards 22 or
i'-ri yards 44 leches wide.
A May Maotoa pattern, No. 42.
sixes 1 to I years, will be mailed to
any address on receipt of ten tenia
How lovely are ihe gaure, some ot
them exhibiting velvet brrad. aiue
satin stripes; many are embroidered
with gold wistaria Mi.ms. Printed
satins show something i.f the Jsp
anese element, and though we cannot
qnlte make up our minds whether we
re to be faithful ti s;lk and return
tth all our alleKiauce to It, It Is cor-
talnly making its way for picture
gowns, and soft makes are delicately
painted with cblue effects. Diaphan
ous silk muslins and tulles cannot be
beaten for evening wear, and the am
plitude ot skirts show them off well
When making a pudding dnnt fee
sTet to make a pleat In the cloth at the
top of your basin, so as to allow the
pudding ixsiia to swell.
The hands ran be cleansed better
with warm water than with cold,
but they should always be rinsed
afterward with colj water, a this
keeps them In a belter condition.
A food polish for stove Is made of
one teaspoonful of powdered alum
mixed with tile stove aillsh. The
brilliance that this polish will give to
a stove wilt last for long time.
To preserve stair carputs put pads
of old blankets on each step. If (here
Is no store of ancient blankets to
draw from, a substitute may be mado
of several thicknesses of brown paper.
When a spoonful of borax is put
Into the last water In which whit
clothes are rinsed, It has the effect
of whitening thaw. Before It Is added
to the rinsing water the borax shotilj
be dissolved In a tittle hot water.
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oil biauks Is euupou. uU iaUti. wlia lueui
IS K. K. llamsoa A l'..e& Pljanxitk Pisaw,Css
twf Psifra wui Iw ousd a-rumpiis.
la stMkurs (If forsktrU..
Bust Measurw (U fur waist)
A Of child's or bias's swuaro) .
Wrlis ii.slnlr. tilt out all Mftaks (.!.
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