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IT DOES NOT MATTER.
It does not matter very much to me
Thro' what strange ways my path
way now may lead.
Snce I know that it rims away from
I give It little heel.
It does not matter If in calm or strife
Shall ebb andl flow for mn, the fut.res
It. had but one great longing in mv life,
And that hAs been denied.
It does not matter if I stand or fall,
Or walk with Kings with or the rank
Life's loftiest aims and best ambitions
Were centered in thy smile.
It does not. matter what the wo-ld may
I feel no interest in it blames or
I only know we dwell apart to-day,
Atil sI.all t bro e(dless (ay..
it does not matter! For my palsied
Is 11111111) to o or to pleasure's
Since it must 1 he lat we two drift
Why, nytthing matter's mnm~eh.
lIoi-ro IsaGIN IHOUSEKEEPING.
'You say you want to marry my
'Are you prepared to give her
a pleasant home and the luxuries
to which she has always beein ae
'I don't believe I am sir : I on
ly get seven dollars a week.'
'Yes. Well, do you know that
young wonIJen nowadays expect to
begin house-keeping in the same
style their parents leave off?'
'Oh, yes ; I know all about that.'
'You do. Vell, how can you
reconcile seven dollars a week with
'1-I though: ,' responded the in
telligent young man, while his fae
beanel with love and hope, 'thai
we could live right aloig with you,
you know, until the time came foi
you-to le9ve off, and then the
matter woild-wouild sort of reg.
Slate itself, you k now.'
WArr WVA6 ON his F4ACE.-"I
t here anything on my face, Jim ?
asked one boy of another, as the~
issue fronm their mother's pantry,
where they had been sampling thc
"Yes,"' said the other with a
"Oh, where is it?" excitedly, au
footsteps were heard approachin~
the kitchen ; "is it big?"
''You bet ; it's immense."
"'Oh, my !" getting out his hand
kerchief, and rubbing his face fu.
rioutsly. "Is it off ?''
"Well, where is it, then? Quick
[ hear ma comning."
"Rihtin the middle of 30m
lie madle frantic digs at his face
"Is it off ?" in an agonizing tone
as ma enteredI the room.
"Nope," wvas the laconic reply,
*'Well, what is it? ' lie wa:
fairly shivering with terror, and
dlaredt not turu around.
"Your nose," coolly answered
.lim. as he opnedn the back (00
Bringing Him to the Point.
The other niightv wlen one of
our prominent society young men
called to see his girl, he found her
mother sitting quietly before the
lire. After bidding him "good
evening,' she looked him full in the
face and said;
'Do you really love my daugh
'Well-ah-ah my dear mad
ame,' stammered the yowtb, turp
ing red in the face, 'I have only
been coming to see your daughter
two months, and I really think you
are a little premature in piopoulnd
ing such a question.'
"That's where we differ young
man. If the seed of your sowing
now will bring forth a matrimonial
harvest, I'm willing to put up with
you awhile longer, but it you are
coming here three nights out of the
week just to pass away time you
had better cease coming at once.'
-Yes. Well, really, nadane.' put
in the youth, his voice all in a qui'v
er, 'since you press me so closely
for an answer I imust freely adimit
that I am ver'V fond of Emma, and
Ithat I live foi her alone-'
'Yes,' broke in the anxious man
ma ; 'that's the trouble with you
young men ; you waste too much
time livinfg for a girl alone, when
you ought to be living with her.
I'm a )lain- old-fashioned woman
and always siy what I think. Now
I') willing to give a month longer
as a trial, but if at the end of that
time I don't see a spankin' fine iiew
ring on Emma s finger vour vitits
to this house will be cut off.".
And then to the great relief of
the young man she left the. room
and sent in her daugzh ter, who, of
course, was utterly unconscious of
the 'good licks' her mother had
been pitting in fbr her.
A RECKUPT FOR A IULL.-In t he
little town) of Rosenberg, West
Russia, lived a young and hot-head
ed lieutenant, who one day had a
dispute with a clerk in the govern
ment service, andl suddenly ex
I"You know well enough how to
handle your pen ; but I have at
home a pair of sharup swords with
whih Ican write better."
"Such playthings ought only to
n~e given to cbildren who have
nothing %o lose."
Trhe lieutenant the(n challenged
jhin to fight with pistols.
"Very well," the clerk replied,
~"I accept your offers on one con
'dition. You know I have a wite
and childiren for whom I zmust care.
My income is fouir thouisand five
hundred marks. If youm will de
'posit a sum sufficient to yiel that
interest, I am willing to fight In
that case you must place to my acu
count 90,000 marks."
I"But I have no fortuc." stam-.
hnered the astonished ot~eer.
"Ah, sir, those who possess
,nothing have no right to asR men
who must work for other people to
T Ihe duel never took place.
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