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It Boemt'th such a little way to mo
Across to that strange country, the
And yet not strange, for it has grown
The home of those of whom I am bo
They make it weem familiar and most
As journey liijj; friends brin? distant
So eloe it lies that when my sight is
I think I see the bright and gleaming
I know, I feel, that those who've gone
from here, ,
Come near to me as if to touch my
I often think, hut for our veiled eyes,
AVe should find heaven right around us
I cannot make it seem a day to dread,
When from this earth home I shall
To that still'dearer country of the dead,
And join the lost ones so long
I love this world, yet shall I love to go
And meet the frieiids, who wait for me,
And so for me there is no sting to death,
And so therave has lost its victory;
It is but crossing with a bitted breath,
And white, set face, a little strip uf
"To find the loved ones waiting on the
More beautiful, more precious, than be
fore. Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
The Vower of a Smile.
A young man was once confined
in u dark chamber by a long and
gainful illness. The inmates of the
house were distant relatives, and
seemed to think that they were do
ing their whole duty toward the
friendless youth by allowing him to
remain there. They seldom went
into hU room, and his attendant was
asadfaced old woman who never
The young man became despond
ent and resolved to commit suicide.
While he was writing a note telling
his reasons for ending his life, a
knock was heard upon the door and
a sweet-faced lady entered. She
was a neighbor, and hearing of his
illness had sought him out.
She smiled so sweetly that even be
fore she spoke the young man gave
up the idea of the crime which he
had contemplated. She 6poke en
couraging words to him, and when
-she placed her soft hand upon hU
(hot forehead in a motherly way, he
(broke down and sobbed like a child,
fthe smiled again and knelt in silent
prayer by his bedside, with the
sweet love-token by which God
spoke to him still glowing upon her
bright womanly face. In that holy
silence all his bitterness of soul left
him, and there came an intense de
sire to seek and find Christ. The
repentant one felt the presence of
God's Spirit, and his hungry soul
cried out for rest and peace. Ere
the smile faded from the upturned
face of the Christian woman the
loving Savior had entered the open
door of the seeking soul. In a
week's time the young man left the
dim chamber of pain and went out
into the great world to do the Mas
ter's work. American Messenger.
WHEN I II AVE TIMK.
'When I have time, so many things I'll
'To make life happier and more fair
1'or those whose lives are crowded now
I'll help to lift thorn from their low de
spair, When I have time.
' When T have time, the friend I love so
Shall know no more these weary toil
I'll lead her'feet in pleasant paths al
ways, And cheer her heart with words of
When I have time.
"When you have time! The friend you
hold so dear
May be beyond the reach of your sweet
May never know that you so kindly
To till her life w ith sweet content,
When you had time.
Now is the time !
Ah, friend, no longer
To scatter loving smiles
and words of
To those around whose lives are now so
They may not meet you in the coining
Now Is the time.
The Season's Skirts.
Much more depends on the skirt
than most people realize. The
' Symptoms are signals. Some dyspep
tic signals are short breath, palpitating
heart, rapid pulse, cold hands and feet,
dizzy, swimming head, spots before thi
eyes, and nervous forebodings.
Dyspepsia is an affection of the diges
tive organs ; is complicated in its nature,
and its symptoms are so many and mis
leading that most dyspeptics imagint
themselves suffering from an entirely
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Are you out of
smartest costume ever designed is a
failure if the skirt fits or hangs bad
ly, and all the expensive trimming
in the world cannot give the desired
effect, or rather cover up the defect,
if there is an awkward droop down
at the sides, a "hitch up" in the
front breadth or a lot of ugly wrink
les over the hips.
Clever dressmakers have discov
ered that a well hung skirt is bound
to give satisfaction, and the success
ful establishments make a specialty
of the skirt cutter, who is generally
a different individual from the one
who fits the waist. This position
commands invariably a high salary,
and Is considered to be one or the
The changes in skirt fashions from
year to year are sometimes so trifl
ing as to appear unessential, but the
inch on a man's nose is more con
spicuous than the inch added to or
taken away from front or side
breadths, and a gore more or less
produces a revolution in the femi
nine mind that sometimes works
strange results. To the uninitiated
there is not a marked change in the
style since last season, but th(He who
know about such things know that
the front breadth is entirely differ
ent. On some skirts it is quite nar
row; on others narrow at the top and
widening gradually to the bottom
of the skirt. Circular side pieces
and two straight breadths in the
back and all the fullness thrown
well back and gathered into a small
space are some of the new points to
Four and a half to- five yards is
thi popular width, and the material
is not made up with the lining, but
hangs loose, and the lining is faced
and stiffened, while the skirt itself
is only hemmed or faced. Circular
sides require darts on the hips, and
great care must be taken with these
same darts or they will stick out in
a most ungraceful and unbecoming
When the fullness at the back is
arranged in plaits, the plaits must
turn over, not under, so as to throw
out the skirt and not drag it in. and
there must also be plenty of ma
terial in the circular sides, so there
will be no ugly draw toward the
Plain and trimmed skirts are both
in fashion, but the trimmed ones are
at present considered the smartest.
In plain cloth costumes the braid is
the favorite trimming, but in other
materials milliner's folds, black
velvet ribbon, ruffles and flounces
are all used of course, not together.
The black velvet ribbon trimming
adds greatly to the cost of the gown,
for so many yards of it are required
to give the. desired effect; but on a
black taffeta, for instance, it does
look so smart that it is bound to be
come popular. The milliner's folds
also require a great deal of material,
and take a long time to put on, but
they, too, add to the beauty of a
gown. These folds, like the velvet,
are cleverly arranged so that they
slope upward a little, and the top
ones reach to the belt in the back,
but are quite far down in front.
Nine folds are considered necessary
to the welfare of any skirt, but fewer
can be put on, and, of course, will
not make the skirt so heavy, for
small and light as they look they
add appreciably to the weight.
There is a great, effort to introduce
overskirts, but the fashion has not
been adopted as yet. Accordlan
plaited skirts are very popular at
We may expect many and varied
styles in the trimming of thin dress
There are various new modes in
collars, all more or les suited to the
stock tie, varying in the depth of
the turnover hand and in the
brsadth of opening at the front.
The girls who can becomingly wear
these severe and masculine collars
and ties are to be envied by those
unfortunates who are so strictly
feminine that they are forced to
adorn themselves with frivolous
neck fixings, which, though pretty,
are not up to the standard of the
linen collars. The sash cravat is a
favorite tie, in spite of the difficulty
every woman finds in tying it to her
satisfaction ; it is wide as the ordi
nary sash, built of heavy satin,
figured or plain, plain preferred,
brought twice around the linen col
lar, crossed in front and fastened
with a scarf pin. This form of tie is
especially smart when worn with
the linen shirt front and tailor
An odd collar has a straight band
of linen topped by a round ruching
of muslin; ft is neither pretty nor
becoming and will be popular only
with those who seek for novelties.
The extremely broad collar is less
in favor than formerly. The style
proved becoming to very few, and
those only with long, slender throats,
such as few women have. The
single straight band, with points in
dicated at the front, instead of
sharply turned over, is being worn
to a large extent, with all manner of
ties, the most popular of which is
the wide string tie, made into a
loose, careless sort of knot.
Dlnty Meal Serving.
woman who serves simple
breakiasts ana dinners daintily is a
better housewife than she who
serves rich feasts unattractively.
A chop set forth on glittering
china on a cloth of shining damask
is better than the rarest bird in the
market brought on in slovenly style.
Toast and tea may make a feast
with white linen and glistening sil
ver, when all the delicacies of the
season would be but a poor meal if
Always have the tablecloth spot
less and fresh, even If you have to
convert every day into wash day to
compass it. Always have a silence
cloth, though there is no dessert for
a week, in order that it may be paid
for. Always have a bit of green in
the center of the table. Let the Jsil-
ver, even if it is plated, be shining,
and the glass though it be pressed
and not cut, be glistening.
A guest-book is a feature of almost
every household to-day. Par
ticularly is it interesting and per
tinent to a summer home. Guests
are expected to write their names in
such a book, and so in time the
hostess has a collection of names
which will possess a certain interest
not only for the present, but for the
future as well, since the book is in
tended to be handed down to de
scendants. The dealest, nearest
and best friends are the first to be
invited to inscribe their names on
these pages, while lesser friends
and acquaintances are expected to
follow with their signatures. In
the back of the book are several
pages devoted to the names and
dates of births in the family in their
legitimate succession. This kind of
a book somewhat takes the place in
a family of the log-book in the
nautical world. Vogue.
All women should desire to give
each other the example of a sweet,
good life, more eloquent and power
ful than any words.
When a Cold Begins.
When a person begins to shiver,
the blood is receding from the sur
face; congestion, to a greater or less
extent has taken place, and the
patient has already taken cold, to be
followed by fever, iuflamation of
the lungs, neurelgia, rheumatism,
etc. All these evils can be avoided
and the cold expelled by walking,
or in some exercise that will produce
a prompt and decided reaction in
the system. The exercise should be
sufficient to produce perspiration.
If you are so situated that vou can
get a glass of hot water to drink, it
will materially aid the perspiration,
and in every way assist nature in
her effort to remove the cold. This
course followed, your cold is at an
end, and whatever disease it would
terminate in is avoided, your suffer
ings are prevented and the doctor's
Hot Water a a Remedy.
There is no remedy of such general
application and none so easily at
tainable as water, and yet nine per
sons out of ten will pass by it In an
emergency to seek for something of
far less efficacy.
Pieces of cotton batting dipped in
hot water and kept applied to old
sores or cuts, bruises and sprains, i
the treatment now generally
A strip of flannel or a napkin
folded lengthwise and dipped in hot
water and wrung out and then ap
plied around the neck of a child
that has the croup, will usually bring
relief in ten minutes.
A towel folded several times and
applied over the seat of the pain in
toothache or neuralgia will generally
afford prompt relief. This treat
ment in colic works like magic.
There is nothing that will so prompt
ly cut short .a congestion of the
lungs, sore throat or rheumatism as
hot water when applied promptly
Teplt water acts promptly as an
emetic, and hot water taken freely
half an hour before bedtime is the
best of cathartics in the cas of con
stipation, while It has a most
soothing effect on the stomach and
bowels. This treatment continued
for a few months, with proper at
tention to diet, will cure any curable
case of dyspepsia. Home Life.
Mother's Custard Pie.
To secure "custard pie such as
mother made," trjl the following
from Good Housekeeping:
To each beaten egg add a cupful
of rich milk, 1 tablesponsful of
sugar, one-eighth teaspoonful of salt
and a little nutmeg. Bake in a deep
plate lined with good crust. When
it rises and is barely stiffened it is
done. Too much baking takes
away the creamy taste which
should be in all custard pies. If
eggs are scarce, 2 may be used in
place of 3 by using 2 teaspoonsf ul of
cornstarch wet up with a little of
the milk. In that case heat a cup
ful of the milk and stir in the wet
up cornstarch. Cool, mix all to
gether and proceed as before.
English Recipe for Itaked Ham.
Soak a medium-sized ham in tepid
water for 12 hours. Trim off all the
rusty pieces and make a dough of
flour and water. Roll this out
rather thickly, and envelop the ham
entirely in it. Place in a baking
disn and bake in a moderate oven
for four hours. When done, care
fully remove the crust and skin,
rub the ham all over with york of
egg and sprinkle with very fine
bread raspings, or, if preferred, it
can be glazed in the usual way.
Baked ham is a very delicious dish,
and considered by many to be very
superior to boiled.
Recipes From Columbia Cook Hook.
Jam Cake. Two cups sugar, four
cups flour, one cup butter, one-half
cup buttermilk, one-half cup jam,
six eggs, one teaspoon soda, one
tablespoon black pepper, one nut
meg, one teaspoonful cinnamon, one
teaspoou allspice. Miss kosa Bar
Sauce. One egg, one teaspoou
our, one teaspoon butter, one cup
sugar, one cup ooiung water, r iavor
to taste. Place on tire and let sim
mer ten minutes. Mrs. Dr. Har
News Service Extended.
The St Louis Republic recently
made arrangements with the cable
companies, whereby direct news
from all sections of the civilized
world are received. It now prints
more autnentic foreign news than
any other paper and continues to
keep up its record for publishing: all
thehome news. The outlook for the
year is one of big news events, fast
succeeding each other and they will
be highly interesting to everyone.
The price of the Republic daily is $8
a yetr, or 11.50 for three months.
The Twice-a-Week Republic will re
main the same one dollar a year,
by mail, twice-a-week.
THE PRAYER OF C CELEBS.
Annth ir pone! Alas, one more
Di'lu.lud by a woihuii'h triek!
Another hlulwart bachelor
To figure ax a Benedick!
"A murriuKo," Bee, "h;8 leen arranged
Between Hiss Blunk iini'."-ye8, and Hurry!
My well loved friend, ju must huve chunged
You, of all men alive, to mnrryl
At Cambridge, on debating nlchts,
Brown and yourself shone in the lists
As valiant fin s of "woinun'a rights,"
A puir of stunch niiNoirynists.
How vnluc h-hrt your speeches prnvol
Brown, t. o, I understand, is fated
To make, likj you, the deadly move
Which losi'H all, by which you're matrd.
But, though I mourn for you, my friend,
My fears are not for you nlune.
This full of your.-, does it portend
A l:ko disaster of my own?
Is love, a brief insanity
Which seizes all of us? Shall no uieu
Escape its ravages? Shall I
Become a lover? Absit omen
Oh, Maud or Muriel or Katol
Your name, from force of circumstance,
I cannot definitely state.
Let me entreat you in advance!
Ob, unknown maid whom I shall woo,
Let me put rorward my petition
Before you have reduced mo to
A sumi-imbecilu condition.
When, on some fragrant summer eve,
I vow thut you are quito divine
And ask you simply to believe
There never whs such love us mine,
Despiso such plutitudes us thoso,
From my demented self protect me,
And, if I hnally propose,
Be kind, be generous and reject me!
The Desecration of Scenery.
Ten years ago, we are assured, hardly
a letter of the alphabet could have been
descried, either on the Surrey or the
Middlesex shore of the Thames, but now
mills, wharves, hotels, chimney stacks
and Bheds seem to vie with one another
in the exhibition of these huge painted
placards, which are an abomination to
the eye and an effectual bar to the im
provement of London from an aesthetic
point of view. But if auy one is san
guine enough to suppose that "business
men" will give up the system on the
ground that, while it annoys other peo
ple, it does not benefit thomselves, we
are afraid he is doomed to disappoint
ment. The people who go to the expense
of putting up these placards must know
best whether they are of any use, and it
can hardly be believed that they would
continue to spend money on them un
less they were. Whether many among
them would he found public spirited
enough to sacrifice the advantage de
rived from such erections to the mere
love of the beautiful which, unhappi
ly, has not that influence among Eng
lishmen which it possesses in -some other
countries we should bo disposed to
doubt. London Staudard.
Of Contemporaneous Human Interest.
Angustin Daly has given one phrase
to American literature that, whatever
may be its defect as a logical statement,
has taken such deep root in current
English that it is doubtful whether it
can possibly be eradicated, and probably
never will be dislodged. The phrase is,
"Of contemporaneous human interest,"
Mr. Daly employed it orifinally in de
scribing one of hig adaptations of the
playbill The literary critics soored the
phrase unmercifully at the time and
tried to ridicule it out of existence, but
It seems that despite the irresistiMe
3onclnsion that no play could possibly
possess any interest for trees or cattle as
distinguished from "human" creatures
Mr. Daly hr 1 fihed a long felt want
with it, for it is now met with increas
ing frequency. Doubtless every one who
uses it does so under mental process
charging the responsibility on Daly, bnt
it is oue of those winged phrases that
drops in like an old time friend whose
clothes are not above criticism. Wash
A Sure Sign.
A country minister remarked to his
wife Sunday noon :
"There was a stranger in church this
"What did he look like?" ked the
wife, who was a woman first and a
minister's wife afterward.
"I didn't see him. "
"Theu how did you know there was
a stranger there?"
"I found a foliar bill in the eontribu
box. " Ziou's Herald.
The Pope's Dominant Trait.
My friend Paul Bourget defines the
American as "a man who invariably
uses the newest method." This is also
the dominant trait in the character of
Leo XIII. Within the measure permit
ted him by a heavy chain of traditions,
be does not hesitate to grasp the most
modern weapons in defense of his an
cient faith, and this deliberate boldness
explains his penchant for the American
character. Yet in those very innova
tions which most alarm his timid advis
ers be is conscious of being far less an
innovator than a restorer of forgotten
traditions. He relies upon the examples
set by the great popes of the middle
ages, who, in their day, came down to
the marketplace, stirred the crowds and
led the people on to new horizons.
Vicomte E, Melchior de Vogile in Fo
rum. A Family of Sixty-two Children.
The Italians are discussing the ad
visability of pensioning Mrs. Madda
lena Grannatta, a lady of 57, who lives
near Noceru, 12 miles from Naples.
Her husband has been dead ten years,
but during the 19 years they lived to
gether as man and wife tbey had 62
children born to them, 59 of the lot be
ing males. Eleven different timet in
nine years triplets were born, and on
three different occasions four boys were
announced, and once there were four
boys and a girl.
A Cant Ions Doctor.
"Doctor, something is the matter
with me. Sometimes my mind is a per
fect blank, and my memory constantly
fails me. I wish you would treat me. "
"I will. But, in view of the peculiar
nature of your case, I shall want my fee
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