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A Truly Woxd-rful Story T
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OZr 1OL-CLU, HA.7U.
-, WODERil. if you
eve1 hear al the
pretty Ai rong
Isr of Hono- I
.har min g
daughters of 1
t r e m e ndously
. wealthy China
man and a Kan
each with a
~ owry of $350,
- It is a truly wonierful story and en
tirely unparalleled even in the world
-t fiction. Foz no caus6 other than a
Chioanan's ceaseless longing for re
.tirn to his native country the father
abandoned is wife and family snd his
millions 4nd lives in seclusion in
IPekin . His Sandwich Island wife
lives in'magnifeent style in the sump
tuous home which he built in Hono
tlu, .and his numerous daughters are
in the' swellest society the islands
afford .and are plainly enough deter
mined upon marriage alliances with
the best of the white men who come
Becent tidings from Honoluld give
eurrenby to a report that another
daughter of Wing Ah Fong is to marry
in that city a young American resi
dent. The prospective bride's mother
already has the dowry of $350,000 in
eash,.eal estate and securities ready
for tly marriage day.
TI a time the bride will be Miss
yesiie. Ah Fong, and her choice is
settled upon Howard G. Morton, a
young n,spaper editor who has lived
in ouoilua for several years. He is
a distaat relative of ex-Secretary of I
Agricuture Sterling G. Morton, of
Nebraska, and a frst cousin on his
pafernal side of Irs; Andrew Carnegie.
was a student at Cornell Univer
sity, and later at Stanford University
at Palo Alto, Cal He inherited a
smaUl fortune when he was'twenty-fie,
sud,-abandoning reportorial vork in
San -rancisco, sailed on a * journey
around the world. H never got any
farther than Honolulu. There, be
comiidg infatuated with the climate
andy the easy life under the tropics,
he d6cided to remain always. He
bought stock in a local newsp-per, in
vested in sugar company stck, and
fell in love with Miss Jessie Ah Fong.
%Theinv i t.rd-eair; will take
place shortly. -
Story of the Ah ung Girls.
The Ah Fong (written Afong since
the family became leaders of fashion
itnlonolttlu) group of thirteen gIls
is: very interesting from several points
of view. Everybody who has been in
Hawaii, no matter for how brief a
timie, in the last decade has heard
much about the Ah Fong family,' and
how-it has borne the brunt of hospita
ble'entertainment of all visiting naval
craft' jin the harbor of Honolulu.
Eirly in the sixties a young Chinaman
named Wing Ah Fong settled in Hon
olulu. He was an unusually intelli
ge't and genial Chinaman, and with a
little capital lie soon built up a pros
perous business in Chinese pottery,
siliks and bric-o-brae. He learned the'
Kinaka and English tongues readily,
and before anyone knew it he was the!
leading merchant in Honolulu. He
spant money freely and was well
liked by whites and blacks in the!
quaint old town. H9 married ayorng
girl of uncertain Portuguese and Kan
aka ancestry, but with a dash of Eng-~
lish blood somewhere back in her con
fused pedigree. She was an attrac-:
tive, energetic and ambitious person!
fof that land of languor and siesta, and
the young couple prospered. Ala
Fong invested in sugar cane planta
tions, and in the old times, when
sugar plantation stock paid thirty and
forty per cent. dividends a year he
grew very rich. In ten years Ah Fang
-was worth over $300;000 and was add
Sing $35,000 a year to it annually. Mr.
Ah Fong was a careful, prudent busi
ness man, and while his business as
sociates were content t,o drowse and
take no heed of the morrow he was,
- ~W8t-jig- chances- -to buy plantation
land cheapsfrom the improvident who
abounded in Hawaii.
Swellest' Rome in Eoaonluu.
In time the' Ah Fong family num
.bered seventeen-the parent, two
boys and thirteen girls. People whao
used to visit Honolulu ten and fifteen
years ago say that it was a memorable
sight to see bowling along any of the
lava-made roads in Honolulu Papa Ah
Fong with his white duck suit and
his long cue dangling down his back,
driving the horses that drew his com
plete family circle. The girls always
dressed in elaborate gowns of maroons,
magentas and scarlet -reds, and the
wagon load of childish~ feminie loveli
ness of every hue in the rainbow made
a charming spectacle.
Mr. Ah Fong built the most unique
residence in Hawaii. It stands in the
western suburbs of Honolulu on a
sightly knoll. It is an - enormous
pagoda, with the oddest sort of piaz
zas about it. There are sixteen of the
piazzas, and they are all over twenty
feet wide. Envious parents of other
pretty and marriageable daughters in
Honolulu say that the Ah Fong par
ents had these many separate and dis
tirnct piazzas built in this fashion pur
posely to let, each daughter in the
family have a piazza solely to herself
and her particular young mnen callers
of an evening. Be the charge true or
false, it is a fact that all the Ah Fong
piazzas--so famous in Honolulu-are
filled 350 evenings in the year with
eompaniee of young men callers, and
GIRLS OF IIONOLULUI3
hat is Unparalleled Even in
9 VZ Ann: RA'IDIY ANNEXING.
there are impromptu co6merts with man
dolins, banjos and a dozen redclinstra
ments not known outside the tropics
on the piazzas almost every evening.
Mr, Ah Fong, true to the cbaracter
isti6s of his race, never abandoned his
Chinese mcde of. life. His wife and
his fast -increasing family might think
and do as they liked, for he was an in
dulgent father, but he never gave up
his chop-sticks and his wooden shoes
and flowing garments cf gaudy silks.
Occasionally when this wagon load of
gayly gowned femininity drove down
to the Honolulu wharf to give a wel
coming hand to people from the
steamer or man-of-war he wouldplease
his daughters by putting his long
black cue under his derby hat. He
was the soul of hospitality, and he
loved to give big spreads at home.
Ah Fong Sails Away.
In the spring of 1892 Mr. Ah Fong
plAnned a visit to China with his
eldest son, about seventeen years old.
The man had become very wealthy
in fact, one of the four richest men in
the Hawaiian Islands, His invest
ments in stock in the stfgar companies
had paid themselves out six and seven
ties over. He made over $300.000
in one deal in sugar stock to Claus
Sprecke's, of San Francisco. *Hun
dreds of acres of land on the Island of
Maui that had cost him a few thou
sand dollars had become worth many
times more. He was popularly rated
at about $4,000,000, with an income of
over $70,000 a year, and the estimate
seems to have been just.
In the summer of 1892 Mr. Ah Fong i:
had eo arranged his business that he
and his scn sailed away for Hong
Kong. When six months had passed
and the rich Chinaman had not re
turned there was some comment. Bal :
when a year went by and he was still
absent all. Honolulu was interested.
Mrs. Ah Fong and her lovely daugh
ters never spoke on the subject-at
least, to ontsidere. Then the Chinese
in Honolulu began to get news from
relatives and friends in China, and the
information became general in the city
that Ah Fong had gone to visit in
Pekin, and that by the laws of China
he came very near going to prison for
a long term for going to a foreign
land. The gossip had it also that Mr.
Ah Fong had paid afDno'of many thou
sands of dollars and had settled down :
with a good-sized fortune to live all i
iiis days in Pekin. How much of
this:i.s mere gossip.And how muchhis- [
Lory no one can say confidently. At
my rate the Ah Fong family in Hono- i
ala believes the story as to the fate
hat befell Papa Ah Fong in Pekin.
Noreover, the Honolulu and San
Francisco newspapers published the''
ossip about Mr. Ah Fong and no one
mas yet contradicted them.
Mrs. Ah Fcng and her children
.ave gone right along, apparently
seedless of the- absence of the has
)and and father. The estate is well
anaged and is in such shape that it
earns its dividends with little personal
are of the family. When the first
laughter was married to Captain
Whiting it was decided that each girl;
should have her share of the family
patrimnony when she married. Mrs.
Whiting got $100,000 in cash and
3250,000 in property and securities.
lo it was then settled also that the
lowries were to consist of money and
proerty or securities to the value of
3350, 000 each.
Girls All Winsome, some Beautifal.
Bight of the thirteen girls are un
taually attractive and would be much
bserved in any general assemblageI
-f young women the world over. All
he Ah Fang girls are petite and have I
peculiarly graceful ways, winning
voices and a certain vivacity that has
o comparable counterpart in Ameri
san life. They range in height from
Fve feet two to five feet seven, with
hhe average at about five feet five.
All the Ah Fang girls are good sing
rs, and have the love of the Ha
r-aiians for string music. . For years
Le girls have been famous for their I
waltzing. Many a naval offcer has
ailed away from Honolulu harbor
with fond remembrance of his first ap
reciation of the soulfalness and
beauty of Strauss' waltzes after a
party at the Ak Fong house. Five of
the girls are unusually handsome and
would win attention for that reason
alone in any society. Two or three of
the girls have the Chinese almond
shaped eyes quite marked, and they
feel dreadfully about it. But they.
are the very jolliest of,the Ah Fangs,
and by the graces and ecomplish
ments that they have evidently studied
to overcome any facial defect, they
are particularly popular. Two more
.ave a faint suggestion of slanting
syes, but their superb complexions
and limpid dark eyes make them par
All the Ah Fang ~girls hlave dark
hair. Four have deep olive com
plexions, five are as dark as American
brunettes and four have light com
plexions. They all have small hands
and feet. One or two of them are
what would be called fairly fat, but
none of the others can weigh over 130
~Stylish and Fleturesaue.
But it is the manner of dress and
the chic style of the Ah Fang girls
that make them such attractions to
naval offcers and prominent resident
Americans in Honolulu. Possessed
of great wealth and a natural genius
for color effects, the Ah Fong girls
have from the time the eldest first
'went out to dancing parties till the
youngest a year ago made her debut
in Honolulu society at the age of
fifteen worn some of the mast heart
-.Mhin gons man ever lookedi
upon. A modiste from Paris has been
kept at a good salary for over ten
years to live near the Ah Fong house
and devote her talents solely to the
mother and the unmarried girls in the
family. Once every two years she
goes to San Francisco. thence across
the continent to New York, thence to
Pgis, where she spends some thou
sands of the Ah Fong fortune in great
boxes and cases of the latest Parisian
feminine vanities and conceits.
Cultivated and Up to Date.
Unlike all other young women in
Honolulu, the Ali -Fong girls have
cultivated the ways of the Americans
and English. That is a characteristic
they have inherited from their Mon
golian ancestors-the knack of know
ing what will please the Causasian
race and then setting about to accom
plish it. The Ah Fong girls have be
ome proficient tennis players. Hun
dreds of officers in the A merican and
British navy know what good tennis
players the Ah Fongs are, and a man
of-war no sooner touches Honolulu
than the young men aboard who have
been there before begin plans for get
ting early to the hospitable Ah Fong
The Ah Fongs' social position in
Honolulu has been assured for ten
years, and since the father went to
China never to return to Honolulu the
position of the girls has been settled
beyond argument. The marked at
tention the naval officers have shown
he girls has given them a prestige
that their money could not buy even
in mercenary Honolulu. The agree
.bility of Mme. Ah Fong, and her
smiles of happiness upon all her
laughters' attendants have been po
ential in making the Ah Fongs the
avorites they are. The pagoda man
;ion has always been kept open to the
Captain Whitinw's Happy Home.
Miss Henrietta Ah Fong, who mar
:ied Captain Whiting, U. S. N., and
low at Manila in command. of the
1onadnock, is considered the most
>harming in the family. She is a
?retty brunette, and is the only book
reader among'the girls. While all the
girls have had so much attention from
2aval officers, it was nevertheless a
ine days' wonder in Honolulu and
5an Francisco when the announcement
vent out that grave, dignified and
Lristocratic Commander Whiting was
o wed Miss Ah ;Fong. To be sure,
;he was very bright and pretty and
ould adorn any home, and-and she
iad an absolutely sure dowry of $350,
)00, and may get more. But then
;here is the persistent thought that
yossibly old Papa Ah Fong and his
jueue and his clattering wooden shoes
nay come out of China one day on a
risit to his daughters. Then, too, one
:annot. suppress the wonder whether
my of Mamma Ah Fong's Kanaka
ylood will ever assert itself in future
enerations. The naval officers, even
hose who had repeatedly been guests
Lt the Ah Fong mansion, shook their
eads and talked in whispers among
But'the marriage, which took place
a May, 1894, has proved a perfect
ion. Captai'n Whiting and his wife
ave a beautiful horne among the
sooanut trees of Honolulu, and their
levotion to eaich other is only marred
>y their common devotion to their
hree.year-old girl. Mrs. Whiting is
ne of the most beautifully gowned
vomen among the naval circles any
Three Other Married Sisters.
Miss Alice Ah Fong, who married
irthur 31. Johnstone (formerly a re
orter in St. Louis), the Associated
ress representative at Honolulu, is
he tallest and most dignified of the
~irls-that is, if one may speak of dig
ity in connection with these jolly,
inging bits of femininity of the tropics.
ftrs. Johnstone owns a great block of
tck in the Hawaiian Sugar Company,
md the annual income from that alone
s over $22,000. Besides, her dowry
nluded a coffee plantation and busi
ess real estate in Honolula. Mrs. J.
lfred Morgan, wife of a prosperous
awyer in Honolulu, who came from
leavenworth, Kan., was Miss Jenny
t Fong until her marriage last Janu
try. Her dowry consisted of cash, a
lock of stock in the Maul Commer
:ial Sugar Company and real estate at
Waikiki. near Honolulu. Miss Helcn
th Fong married a young San Fran
,isco lawyer named George Stewart in
Lugust, 1897, and went on a tour of
he world with him, They will be
aek in Honolulu next spring. Mean
hile a very handsome home for the
oung couple is building in San Fran
But there are nine other Ah Fang
~irls to gladden the hearts and homes
f youth and chivalry. Moreover,
here is a vast amount of stock in sugar.
opaies, interests in cocoanut
~roves, thousands of acres of fertile
soil on the islands,of Hilo and Maui,
tock in Hawaiian'steamboat lines and
Eonoulu real estate to be given in
lowry tothe gi'rls as fast as they choose
:heir husbands. -ind above all old
Papa Ahi Fong has recently sent word
from Pekin that he will probably
sever leave there again, and Mamma
ah Fong is not at all likely to so much
as sail out of Honolulu harbor.
Laying the Atlantic Cable.
The Atlantic telegraph-cable was
safely laid, and was put in successful
operation in the month of July, 1866.
The work was begun on the 6th by
landing the shore end at Valencia, in
Ireland. On the 13th the deep-sea
line was spliced to the shore end, and
the Great Eastern, with the cable on
boa~rd, accompanied by three consorts,
set cut on the voyage. Not a single
misadventure- occurred, and on the
28th the vessels reached Newfound
land. The~ whole distance sailed by
the fleet was 1686 nautical miles, and
the length of cable paid out 1868
mile: The rate of sailing was singu
larly uniform, and the least distance
was made in a single dg being 105.
NEWS ATD NOTES j
FOR VOMEN. i
The renk Crepons.
The expensive i-k-finished French
crepons which -ir tentatively dis
played show whok5novel and stylish
arrangements of ti'r soft wavy sur
Black For the tnten Season.
For the Lenten sason there will be
a demand for both te plain and fancy
materials in brae; and these are
shown in very may different weaves
either in cloth, ,xied light wools,
and in silk and w3! melanges. Some
of the new attraive patterns are in
fine matelasse iects, while others
have diagonal stzpes in. glossy chenille
or roughly wovet silk. These goods
are made into ve? graceful princesse
pol.onaises, operigwith curvingfronts
over an underert of corded silk,
trimmed with ek staaps and three
small undulatini frills. The sleeves
are very snug ind the cuffs, -tiny
shoulder puffs ad bodice trimmings
are of the black-dk, which is prefer
ably of the Mueoviie weave, with a
rich gloss, but fiished with but little
"dressing," theljbric, being almost as
pliant as surah.
The Favordt SpriW- Hat.
Early in the w;ter -he hat that
turned up in froustly xeceived its
due of favoritism and f6ttery. Its
successor in the sing will be an airy
thing of silk,musli or tulle set on the
side of the head.and with a wide
spangled brim tured up .on all sides
equally. Alreadyre see some lucky
women, who havetheir headgear all
hot from Paris, weringthese delicate,
glittering gownrt meantime many
sensible souls. c4tent themselves
with pretty tulle tries they can really
fashion with their hands. These
are very popular fi4 theatre wear, and
are made first of ring of hat wire
about the circu ence of a saucer.
Wound tightly ar nd this is black
satin or white sa ~ ribbon and then
loosely goes a win g of tulle. The
tulle ring just end^ es the top of the
head and at some int in its aircum
ference, usually j in front, a tuft of
silver wheat, with o loops of tulle,
is fastened. Thi simple ornament
passes for a bonne d is a becoming
coronet and a sho one on any head.
Economy ridal 7resents.
"It is scareel teright thing," said
a young bride, '' look a gift horse
in the mouth, an et it's hard not to
speak one's mind a matter of this
kind. It does se' to me that people
might think a Tile befire buyingi
wedding *su if Ahey+
had done Po I oid never have re
ceived seven cruetl stands. What in
the world am I to d, with them all? I
can only use one at4 time, or at the
most two. Now, wiat is to become of
the other five? It' just too perplex
ing "for anything. If I could only
show them, it wonlin't be so bad; but
I can't even do tha r'
"Dear me, I donk know why you
should worry over tch a little thing
as that," observed e.r sister, who had
been married nthe years. "Those
extra cruet stand will come in handy
by and by. Selet the one you want
to keep, and the put the others care
fully away. Wienever any of your
friends marry, lit a cruet stand be
your gift. It'll sve youZots of money.
When I was maried I received four
fish knives among my presents. I was
ross until somegne gave me the.hintJ
that I have just ;iven you, and then I
was happy. It Jasn't long before I
had made good -se of three of the fish
Woman's Fro:ress Under Victoria.
Whereas the ceIsus taken six years
before the Queen c,me to the throne
contained no occuptions for womeni
except domestic serice, there were at
the date of the 1at census 61,000
women dressmakers 70,000 employed
in public houses, ':500- in printing
establishments, and 4721 in mires!
Even the Postoffle, ledged about with
redtapeism as it is, las nearly 30,000
women as clerks, idegraphists, sort
ers, etc., and they are included in
these figures no fev'er than 100 head
potmistresses and 5250 sub-postmiis
tresses. Where there was one woman
clerk in 1871, th?ere are now four; and
-to take two .ndustries only-there
are now 121 wonen per 100 men in
the tobacco ind.istry, as against forty
two per 100 in 1871; while in hemp
and jute the women workers have in
creased from sixtyseven per 100 men
to 125 per 100.
There are throughont the kingdom
nearly 180,000 wimen engaged in
teaching, almost tIree times the num
ber of men; and 200 women have
worked their way ito government de
partments as typisis. It is significant
of the part women now play in our
commercial life tht there were in a'
recent year 758 'omen bankrupts,I
whose aggregate libilities amounted
to $1,500,000. -Th Young Woman.
Vnlgar to Use tMandkerchilef.
Uintil the reign C the Empress yo
sephine a handerclraf was thought in
Frarpe so shockin. an object that a
lady would never lo>ve dared to use it;
before any one. I e word even was
carefully avoided ij refined conversa
tion. An actor wVh would have used
a handkerchief- on h e -stage, even in
the most tearful mCaesnts of the play,
would have been uUigercifully hissed;
and it was only ii the beginning of
the present centur$hat a celebrated,
actress, Mile. Duc asnois, dared to
appear with a handkerchief in her
hand. Having to seak of this hand
kerchief in her cc.rse of the piece,
she never could sun'non enough cour
age to call it by its :.e name, but re-:
frred to it as "ai14t tissue.'
A few years Iate a translation of
one of Shakespeare plays, by Alfred
d. Vigny having hbn noted.theivwor
handkerchief was used for the first
time on the stage, amid cries of indig
nation from every part of the house.
It is doubtful if even to-day French
ladies would carry handkerchiefs- if
the wife of Napoleon I. had not given
the*signal forladopting them.
The Empress .Tosephine, although
really lovely, had bad teeth. To con
ceal them she was in the habit of
carrying small handkerchiefs, adorned
with costly laces, which she constant
ly raised gracefully sto her lips. Of
course, all the ladies of the court fol
lowed her example, and handkerchiefs
then rapidly became an importantpart
of the feminine toilet.-Woman's Life.
,The New Trimmings.
Most of the trimming favorites of
autumn and winter are repeated for
ornamenting spring materials. Black
mohair scrolls with a feather edge will
be freely used, :owing to the popular
price at which they can be sold.
Black silk trimmings in scroll de
signs will be next in favor. Garnitures
in both worsted and silk will be espec
ially desirable for,ornamenting 'waists
and skirts. All of the foregoing are
in weights appropriate for spring ma
Black and colored silk applique
trimmings on chiffon grounds are the
favorites for spring and summer silks
and dress goods that are sheer in tex
One of the pronounced novelties in
trimmings will be Persian bands for
trimming plain silks and plain wool
veilings, and in the very claborate
costumes they will be employed for
supplying narrow flounces. Narrow
widths to match are also in vogue for
sleeve ornamentation, and add much
to the beauty of materials of one
Narrow shirred ribbons have lost
none of their popularity, and will be
appropriate for embellishing summer
silks and sheer woolen materials.
White embroideries may be set
down as certain to meet with universal
favor for trimming both white and col
ored wash materials. Insertion will
also be freely employed on both white
and colored wash fabrics. -
Fashion has given a high position to
laaes, and if present indications may
be relied on as reflecting coming
events in the fashionable world laces
will be used in profusion. Both black
and white will be associated for trim
ing as this combination is an
nounced as a leading one for the com
ing season and very free use will also
be made of black velvet ribbons for
trimmings. -American Qneen.
The Queen of Greece, a Russian
Princess, is admiral in the Russian
- Tho Princesses Victoria and Mand
rftLe-mos,athusiasti4 byclists in
the British royal family.
Mrs. Alice Parker Less3r, attorney
t law af Boston, Mass., has been a]
mitted by Judge Putnam to practice
in the United States District Court of
Miss Ethel Wyn Eaton, daughter of
President E. D. Eaton, of Beloit Col
lege, Wisconsin, has gone to Spain,
where she will teach in a school for
Mrs. Helen L. Grenfell, who was
hosen State Superintendent of Public
nstruction of Colorado recently, has
given mngh satisfaction to her con
stituents thus far.
Club women of Illinois are up in
arms over the use of the female form
on paper for advertising purposes, and
bsve presented to the Legislature a
bill to put a stop to it.
MIle. Thilikeza, a young woman of
Polish origin, recently passed a bril
liant examinationbefore the Paris Fac
ulty of iMedic:one. The subject of ther
thesis was the "Condemnation of the
The last line'of work to be taken up
by a well-knowngsoc:ety woman in New
York City forced to earn her own live
lihood is the making of paper lamp
shades and other articles of a similar
Constantin Christomanos, the au
thor, who was readei to the murdered
Empress of Austria, h.as published a
book of reminiscences of his life at the
court, much of which. is biographical
o the Empress.
The girls of Smith College have
adopted a missionary of their own,
whom they are pledged to support.
The one selected by them is Dr.
Myers, a gzaduate of Vassar, who goes
to China next fall on a salary of $600.
Chicago has a woman watchmaker,
Miss Mamie Frey. She works at a
watchmaker's bench and lathe in a big
jewelry shop from morning until night,
and her highest ambition is to become
one of'the best watchmakers in the
GIeanings From the. Shops.
Japanese (silk shawls edged with
ringe for summer wear.
Spring lines of ribbon showing pom
padour designs and fringed edges.
Silk grenadines with satin stripes
and brightly colored floral sprays be
Mouselines and chiffons having their
patterns wrought in narrow fringed
Silk organdies in all colors showing
fne white satin stripes with small
lower designs between.
White silk petticoats decorated with
three flounces showing appliques of
black lace in waved patterns.
Light pink, blue, yellow and green
organdies with large black polka dots
over the surface closely spaced.
Spring lines of ribbons with silk
embroidered or printed designs of
small and larger floral sprays in sash
Allover embroideries of wkhite che
ille cord and black heavy guipure
with rhinestones interspersed throug~h
out the pattern.-Drv Goods Econo
JES' KEEP A SMILIN'.
"Jes' keep a smilin'," I hear it said.
When yer tooth is a achin' tell you wisht ye
An' "jes' keep a smilin'," 'ith a hard --row
Fer the world'll be agin ye. ef ye tell yer
Say! but I*m sick ov the hull blamed sbow,
An' it's "jes' keep a smilin"
"Jes' keep a smilin':" as of there ain't
Nary time, nor place. fer a suff'rer's plaint,
An' "jes' keep a smilin'." 'ith a make-be
A-tryin' mighty hard to take folks in
An' vowin' all the while ye ean' begin,
Ter "jes'keep asmilin'T'
"Jes' keep a smilin'," it's all rery well
Ter show yer grit when ye're down a spell;
But "jes' keeL a smilin'" when yer ship's
An' yer dasn't make a holler, though yer
know ye'll drown,
For fear some folks in the world'l1 frown
Kin ye "jes' keep a smilln'?"
"Jes' keep a smilin'!" there comes a time
Where the world ain't a joke, an' livia' ain't
An' "je ' keep a smilin'," it seems ter me
Is a dangerous thing, when yer out at sea
'Ith yer radder broke, an' oughter be
Where ye kin "keep a smilin'1"
"Jes' keep a smilin'," I'd like ter know
Kin ye ahus keep away from sin an' woe?
An' "jes' keep a smilin'," when the tbing
Is ter help an' be helped by a generous
Tho' ye do hev ter make some soft heart
Ter help ye "keep a smilia?"
"Jes keep a smilin'," jes' so, when ye kin;
Don't go ter whin'n' bout the prick or a
"Jes' keep a smilin'," till yer strength gives
An' ye findyerself sinkin' in a raire ov doubt;
But let folks know you're som'eres about
And they'll do the smilin'!
HUMOR OF THE DAY,
Tabby--"Would you die a thousand
deaths for me?" Tom-"No; only
nine. "-Indianapolis Journal.
The ptomaine is a cowardly bea1t,
A man's his favorite prize:
If he must fight he might :al. le:t
Take some one of his size.
Old Style-"Where there is a 'will
there isa way." New Style-"Where
there is a will there is a contest."
Cholly-"I want a nice hat, One that
-aw-will be becoming to my iead,
don' cher know?" Hatter-"Yes, sir;
here are some stylish soft ones."
Irate but Unmusical Father-"-'For
gracious sake, Mary, give us a rest!"
Daughter-"Can't do it, paw. There's
none in the music."-Harlem Life.
Mrs. Newwed-"My mother writes
that she if coming here to stav'three
months." Mr. New,ed-"Thank
heaven for that! She knows how to
Mistress - "Why.. Bridget. . the
chairs are covered with dust'" Ser
vant (coolly)-"Well,mum, they want
something to hide their-shabbiness.1
He-"That is just like a woman
sharpening- your pencil with' a pair of
shears." She-"That's more than
you could do, anyway."-Iudianapolis
Barber (to Charles)-"Why, your
face is all carved up! What mutton
headed donkey shaved you last?"
Charles (meekly)-"I shaved myself."
Constane--"What lovely emb'roid
ery! And do you also paint?" Violet
-"No, dear. I often envy you
"Fwat is th' matter with your face?"
"Oi wor thrown from me carriage.
But it tuk th' condocchtor an' motor
man, the both of thim, to do it."-Iu
"The editor receives lote of dirst
rate jokes, but he throws them all in
the waste basket." "Well, I'm glad
to know there's something about that's
overflowing with good humor. "
"Do you believe that poets are
born?" asked one caller. "Not now,"
replied the editor, as he glanced
toward the waste basket, "although I
believe a few were born in former cen
turies."- Chicago News.
The mother of the youthful employo
in the Senate glared at her offspring.
"I can read you hike a book," said she.
Then, getting her. slipper, she pro
ceeded ,to turn over a page.-New
York Commercial Advertiser.
"Anyhow." said Perry Patat.tie to
himself, as he curled up in the hay,
"I kin sleep long as I please 'thought
bein' afraid of missin' my breakfast,
'cause they ain't no breakfast fer me
to miss. "-Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Mr. Seatterton prides himself on
being strictly impartial." "Yes," an
swered the unamiable man, "I once
went hunting with him,. He didn't
seem to care whether he hit the rab
bit, the dog, or one of his friends."
"The year just passed was a very
satisfactory one in nearly all lines of
trade," remarked the observant
boarder. "I am told," addedi the
cross-eyed boarder, "that even the
mints made more money than in any
other recent year." - Pittsburgh
taper's Many Uses.
Trelegraph and telephone poles,
fagtaffs and spars for small sailing
vessels are the latest development in
the line of mayuacture. from paper.
They are mnade of pulp in which ai
small amount of borax, tallow and
other ingredients are mixed. These
are cast in a 'mold in the form of a
hollow rod of the desired diameter
and length. The poles and spars are
claimed to be lighter and stronger
than wood. They do not crack or
split, and i2 is said when theyare var
nished or ipaine'd the weather does
not affect the~m. Bs'sides possessing
these advantages, the paper-made ar
ticle can be made fire proz'f by satu
rating it in a st-ong solutiorz of alum
water. When thoroughly dry the paper'
poles and spars thus treated witi re
ait the action of flames.
Queer Things That the Deseeadants ef
Men of Primitive Ideas Belleve U.
Julius F. Sachse. a tell-known his
torian of Pennsylvania, who has made
the subject of superstition. a study,
says that many of the ancient supeR
stitions that prevailed in east Penn
sylvania a century ago are still to be
met with in some regiona; The us
lucky days of the year upon which no
seeds are planted are January 1, 7.
and 11;. February 10, 16, and 17;
March 1, 3, 12, 16; April 3.15, 17, 1;
May 1, 3, 10, 20; yune 1, 7; Tuly 1, 5.
6; August 1, 3, 10, 20: Septmber 15,
19, 20; October 15, 17; November 1,
7; December 1, 7. Some old almana
makers invariably mark these dateses
unlucky days. Children bornon these
dates are said to have never thrived.
No journey is begun at these times,
and no ventures undertaken. April 1
and September 15 are dangerous days.
Mothers having children born on those
days are always miserable in the
thought that their little ones will soon
If it thunders in January it will be
a stormy month. Bough weather -in
February will bring sickness. .Fair
Christmss weather means a prosperous
year. If the fourth day in Christas
week is clear, smallpox will prevail
among children. If Christmas fallion
Sunday the year will be:-prosperous;
Everything thrives under a full moon
except goslings. When they are
hatched under a full moon they will
be blind. Let not a full -moot shine
on an empty purse or it will be omgty
the remainder of the year. At Ephrata,
in Lancaster County, in the oldei
days, all the chimneys were built of
wood and they had very few fires. A
plate was tacked on the chimney for
luck, and in the event of a fire' if the
plate was thrown into the flames the
fire would die out.' Chufrch sextons
are very careful not to toll a bell if
there is any danger of a clock strik
ing. It meant.disaster to the neigh
borhood if the bell sounded when the
clock struck the hour..-New.York
Creation is the organ, and a gfa
mious man finds out its keys, lays his
hands thereon, and wakes the whole
system of the universe to the harmony
of praise. Mountains and hills, and
other great objects are as it were the
bass of the chorus; while the trees of
the wood, and all things that'have
life, take up the air of the melodious
The beauty that addresses itself to
the eyes is only the spell of the mi2
ment; the eye of the body is not al
ways that of the soul.
I t is-a weak6ess.,diiz~at~L~
citi nd nans e
ous aftersnii niOa1~S '
Better leave your children a
character to imitate and defend than
Government bonds and pedigree.
- Aman never knows all his mother
has been to him until it is too late o
let her know that he sees it.
There is only one real failure in life
possible; and that is not to be true to
the best one knows.
A man is strong when he admits to
himself his own weakness.
He who can suppress a moment's *
anger may prevent days of sorrow.
Take the place and attitude which
belong to yon and all men will so
There is only one person you need
to manage, and that is yourself.
Boldness is a good steed when wis
dom is the driver.
Love suffers, but it never forsaksa,
Secret of the Telephone tiNscovery.
In a recent lecture Professor Alex
ander Graham Bell' is reported to
have -explained how hie camne to invent
the telephone as follows:
"My father invented a symbol by
which deaf mutes could converse, and
finally I invented an, apparatus by
which the vibration of Isgeechr eould
54 seen, and it turned out to be a
telephone. It occurred to me to make
a ma'chine that would enable one- to.
hear vibrations. I went to' an durjst,
and he advised me to take the, human
ear as a model. He supplied me with
a dead man's ear, and with his ear I
experimented and upon applying the
apparatus I found that thre dead mnu's
ear wrote down the vibrations.
"I arrived at the conclusion that if
I could-make iron vibrato on a dead
man's ear, I could make an 'instra
ment more delicate which would cause
those vibrations to be' heard and un
derstoood. I thought. if I placed a
delicate piece of steel over an electric
magnet I could get a vibration. 4ud
thus the telephone was completed.
"The telephone arose from my at-.
tempts to teach the deaf to speak. It
arose from my knowledge, not of blec
tricity, but as a teacher of the desf.
Had I been an electrician I would not
have attempted it."-Electrical World.
Herons at Meammle.
The digestive power of the heron is
remarkable, as well as its capacity and
ability to swallow 'large fish. The
neck seems to expanid as if made of
India rubber-the fis slips.down and
the bird is ready for anothtr. In est
ing beef, large bones are swallowed
intact. On one or two -occasions aiter
feeding beef this way,'great alarm was
felt, as the bird showed signs of great
distress, but the uneasiness was son
calmed when the bird threw up a large
bone, clean and white, the meat hav
ing been thoroughly digeeted. In eat
ing catfish they instinctively pierce it
with their strong beaks, until there is
no question in their simnple minds but
that it is harmless. If; in their hurry
to swallow their food, it goes down
the throat covered with sand or trash,
they immediately ejet it, carry. "t to.
the water, and having- rinised is well,
swallow it agap.'Forest and Streatn.