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Til K COLTM HI A IIKKAIJ): FIJI lA V. M)VK:I !:K!S L'G ' i
TH K HIORV UK UFK.
Sar. wht M life? 'Ti to be horn:
A hapless Iale. to greet the light
With a harp wail, a if the tnorn
Foretold a cloudy n'Mn and niaht:
To weep, to deep and weep again,
With gunny smile between, and then'
And then spae the Infant crows
To fe a Jatcrliitii:. sorightlv boy,
Happy flepji hi little woe.
Were he but conariom of hi j')y;
To be, in short, from two to ten,
A mery, moody child, and then
An'l then, in coat ami trousers clad,
To learn to say the Iecaloirne.
A n'l break it, an unthinking lad,
With mirth and mischief all agog;
A truant oft by field mid fen
To capture htitterllie, and then?
And then, increased in strength and
To be, anon, a youth full grown ;
A hero In his mother' eyes,
A young Apollo in his own;
To imitate the ways of men
In fashionable Hiris, and then?
And then, at last, to be a man :
To fall In l"ve, to woo and wed;
With seething brain to scheme and
To gather gold, or toil for bread;
To ue for fame with tongue or pen
And gain or le the prize, and then?
And then In irray and wrinkled eld
To mourn the eieeri of life's decline;
To praise the scenes hU youth beheid,
And dwell In memory of lang syne;
To dream awhile w ith darkened ken,
Then drop Into his grav, and then?
John . Sax v..
Exacsjei alius; Women.
As asserted by these women, not
one of thrn was ever startled by
some sudden occurrence, hut always
"frightened to death." Never a wo
man because of a delayed meal felt
the condition of bunyor, but was
"almost starved," 8he is never
eold, but "positively frozen." and so
to the end of th chapter. The fre-
3uency of a woman's nearness to
eath is so marked in her conversa
tion that when the critic il time
comes we imagine she ought, from
familiarity with the sensation, to
shuffle off this mortal coll with inex
pressible ease and grace. And per
haps it i from this claimed famil
iarity that she is able to hoodwink
the king of terror, for she lives to
be a hundred much more frequently
than fall to the lot of men.
This potent spell, this charm of
the Inexact, cast over us in early
life, is the fountain head of the all
prevalent insincerity that marks
more or less every individual's ca
reer, and, nngallant as It may seem
to make the statement, this brief
dealing with plain facts necessitates
that women are to be placed in the
front rank in this regard. Not a new
bonnet at K;ister or new dress at a
reception but culls forth the "How
lovely!" and "Perfectly exquisite!"
that ripple charmingly from rosy
lips, but do not bubble up from the
heart. Alas, the fair creatures when
they reach home say to themselves
or to their sinter of this same bon
net or dress: "Wasn't ft horrid?"
And in the crowded street when
they meet their acquaintances every
one for the moment is their dearest
friend, and the pleasure of the morn
ing has been to meet them. Out of
heariny how frequently this dearest
friend is stabbed in the back. How
very wonderful and incomprehensi
ble is this charm of the inexact and
how very unnecessary ! Lippin
cott's. Kvenliig llorilrea.
Among the most charming fabrics
of the season are those gauzy ones
that reveal ho prettily shimmering
silk linings, and are embroidered in
pearls or colored jewels, or dotted
over with spangles.
A very graceful bodice is made of
white glace silk, veiled with black
net, dotted wHi tiny silver spangles.
About the low-cut neck are tiny
ruches of plain net, put on with very
narrow silver passementerie. Mixed
bows of black and white satin ap
pear at the shoulders, and it will be
noticed that the girdle is u particu
larly artistic one of black and white
satin, twisted together. Tli bodice
eloses at the leftside.
The same design is very attractive
carried out in gauzes of pale tint.
The arrangement of the sleeve of
this bodice tniy also be noted as
new. The ruchlngs of net that out
line the neck form a strap to go over
the shoulder. The top of the pull
that forms the sleeve is also border
ed with ruchlngs, the sleeve slip
ping down oir the shoulder.
Another notably pretty low-cut
bodice is of pink chiffon, a full frill
of butter-colored lace outlining the
square-cut neck and forming the
sleeves. The lace is all softly lined
with white chiffon. Pink and white
striped velvet ribbon is twisted
across the front and back of the
neck, forms nifties for the sleeves
and the girdle, which goes twice
about the waist and is made into a
full-looped bow, without ends, at
The daintiest blouse imaginable
is made of turquoise-blue Liberty
gauze, with tucks about half an inch
wide. Very full-tucked ruffle edge
the neck and form ths flulfy, flower
like sieves. The belt and bows are
of velvet in the same shade.
A very fetching blouse of black
satin h is the square-cut neck aud
epaulettes, edged with real Persian
embroidery, in Oriental colors, blue
being the foundation, of course.
From the right shoulder to the
left side of the waist line, there is a
draped piece of the satin, and very
fine and airy, wide, white lace. The
lace cascades down in front from the
end of satin. Ruffles of lace form
the Fleevcs. A smart bow of satin
and ends of lace finish the plain belt
at the back. The blouse is full,
both back and frout. The draped
piece across the frout may be omit
ted, but the bodice is much more
artistic with this arrangement.
And now for a bodice which is
suitable for the chaperon. It is of
geranium pink velcit, handsomely
trimmed, with usrrow bands of
black fur. The epaulettes are em
broidered in vari colored sequins.
The vest is of white luce, over pink
satin. All the chic little bows are
of black velvet ribbon.
The frills at neck and waist are of
white lace. When worn with a
black satin skirt this blouse is strik
ingly handsome. Rlack velvet is
also very smart, made up this way,
for an older woman.
Note or New Mwlen.
Black braids are very extensively
employed to trim either black or
colored gowns. Wide military braid
laid on straight and flat is used, hut
elaborate designs carried out in fine
black b'aid are more fashionable
Heliotrope, combined with red is
among fashionable color mixtures.
Green, hyacinth blue aud yellow Is
another French melange. Mentally
considered, these combination sug
gest anything but harmony, but the
best shops and Importing houses
show these and endless other seem
ingly crude and very inartistic
groupings of color.
Among new French gowns are
models with Princess hacks, the
breadth in continuous lengths from
eck to skirt-hem. These give a
look of slenderness and length to
even a stout ngure. As these gowns
fasten at the back, any number of
bolero, Russian blouse, girdle, cor
seted and guimpe effects are intro
duced on the front of the bodice por
For evening wear capts are more
popular than ever, and coats will
never take their place, it Is to be
hoped, when it comes to a garment
for opera, theatre or carriage wear.
Bright red, braided with black And
lined with fur, is most effective for a
theatre wrap, and will be all the
more fetching if there is a red bon
net or little toque of the same shade
to wear above it. Short capes and
bonnets or even hats to match are
q-ilte the fad of the hoar in. Paris.
While rasnionaoie tailors ana
modistes will make great use of all
the new silk and wool fancies,
tweeds, cheviots, camel's hair, and
bourette materials, the smooth
surfaced kid finished Venetians and
ladies', cloths will be employed In
making some of the most elegant
fur-edged costumes for the winter.
Advices regarding this fact come to
American importers from the best
houses in Paris and London.
The "mushroom" toque is very
popular, and the "Tam o' Hhanter"
has taken a new lease of life and is
very much glorified by being made
with a full puffed velvet crown
drawn into a band of handsome silk
passementerie, witli or without jew
els. A unique kind of toqua has a
plaited cheneille crown and brim
formed of velvet flowers in harmon
izing tints, and a hat most becoming
to a pretty face has a toque crown
and a full double velvet frill by way
of brim. Toreador hats in black are
very much worn, trimmed with scar
let velvet and black jet, and such a
hat will be useful and suitable for
Very elegmit English Newmarkets
and French redingotes In kersey,
ladies cloth, satin cloth, and mel
tons of various grades are exhibited
this week by high-class importers.
One, made in pale almond cloth.
fastens diagonally from the right
shoulder to the extreme left side of
the garment. A large pointed revere
collar, made of very dark mink fur,
finishes the neck and front of the
redingote, tbesleeves and waist por
tion of which are lined witn green
aud gold shot taffeta silk. A dark
Russian blue enetian cloth gar
ment is similarly made and trimmed
The seams are strapped, and on tne
blue model the skirt opens to the
waist at the back.
Making the Work Easy.
It should be part of every young
woman s 'ruining uuer euti leaves
school to devote one hour daily to
answering letters, examining ac
counts, looking over and filing house
and personal bills, recording visits
and engagements in their proper
books and noting the minutiae of
social obligations of each day,
keeping up to date the various
changes, addresses etc. The follow
ing hour or half hour, according to
the requirements of each family,
should be reserved for business vis
itors, interviews with dependents,
attending to business accounts, pay
Ing bills, Interviewing tradespeople
and becoming accessible to whom
soever finds it Important to have
personal Interview on any urgent
An hour and a half a day, or two
hours daily spent in this orderly
systematic way in every American
household from the highest to the
most modest for the same spirit
should govern all would revolu
tlonize their interior domestic
economy in a startling way and
would prevent the greater part of
housekeeping annoyances aud vex
ations, put an end to much marital
fiiction, which is engendered by
careless habits and heedless Indir
ference to interior order and com
fort, nine times out of ten, and re
store to woman herself the qualities
without which no advancement in
knowledge will avail her, and this
is a perfectly intelligent, orderly
kindly rule over her special king
dom her home. Leisure Hours.
It is not proposed to discuss here
those serious cases of obstinate in
soni nia which often tax the in
genuityand weary the patience of
the most skilful specialist, but
merely to mention some simple
measures Dy means oi wnich or
dinary wakefulness may be over
come without the use of drugs.
Bleep is produced by a shrinking
of the brain-cells so that they are no
longer in communication with each
other, and wakefulness consequent
ly results when these cells are In
state or excitement aua refuse to
draw away from each other. This
exciud condition may result from
dipt-asf. such as fever, or it mav
come from worry, grief, or hrJ
The main thing to do, therefore,
in order to induce sleep, is to quiet
these nerve-cells, and the prevention
of wakefulness is best secured by
avoiding mental work in the eve
ning. Often, however, a person must
work at night. In hat case, lie
should stop some time before going
to bed, and if he must work late. It
is better to stay up a short time in
order to secure an interval of rest
before trying to sleep. This tim
may be passed in any way that will
force, or rather entice, the-mind
away from its previous occupation.
A bfik walk or a short spin on the
wheel, exercis with dumb-bells or
Indian clubs, a cool bath things
like these will often suffice for the
desired purpose. Sometimes a little
nack, such as a bit of cheese and a
biscuit, or a glass of milk, tken
while undressing, will induce lee
If the mind Is dwelling persistent
ly on one subject, d not stru-rzle to
force it to let go its thoughts, for
yoo will probably thereby make It
take more tenacious hold. Try to
ead it away by picturing to yourself
some monotonous, constantly re-
urring scene, like the water comb
ing over the edge of Niagara's cliff,
a swarm of .flies chasing each other
in the sunlight, or a flock of sheer.
umping. one after the other over a
Don t try to count, unless you
would be like the man who was ad
vised by his doctor to count until be
fell asleep, and who did count up to
wenty-nve thousand six hundred
and fifty-two, when he found It was
time to get up.
Deep and regular breathing is an
important element in the general
calming process so necessary to in
duce sleep. Youth's Companion.
Carina; for the Teeth.
Do not eat or do not feed your
children on white bread, which is
deficient in phosphates and causes
the teeth to crumble. A little hard
food requiring thorough mastication
should be taken at every meal. The
teeth should be brushed both night
and morning. Avoid sweets. Drink
at least two quarts of water a day
a glass tne nrst tning in tne morning,
another the last thing before going
to bed, the remaining quautity be
tween meals. Consult a good den
tist about every six months Ladies'
Oood Housekeeping gives the fol-
owing recipe for a Thanksgiving
pudding: Soak a pint of cracker
crumbs in 3 pints of milk for half an
hour; wash 2 cupfuls of California
seedless raisins; boil them in water
to cover while the crumos are soak
ing. Mix a cupful of sugar, a tea
spoonful of salt and a half teaspoon
ful each of cinnamon and nutmeg;
add 3 tablespoonfuls of butter aud
heat until creamy. Heat In o eggs.
one at a tune, boating , each until
none of the yolk is seen before add
ing another ; then stir this into the
milk, into which the raisins have
been stirred (without the water in
which they were cooked). Butter a
deep pudding dish thick with cold
butter, turn in the pudding and cov
er It. Bake in a moderate oven.
During the first hour occasionally
stir up the pudding from te bottom
to keep the raisins on top. Bake .i
hours in all, removing the cover at
the last to brown it. It should whey
a little when done. Do not cut the
raisins. Serve with a hard sauce of
half a cupful of butter, creamed, a
cupful powdered sugar added gradu
ally and flavored with lemon or
vanilla. To make this into a soft
sauce beat in 3 tablespoonfuls of
thick cream or the white of an- egg.
Chestnut stuffing for a turkey is
prepared as follows: Drop 25 (or
thereabout) large chestnuts in boil
ing water and leave thein for a few
minutes; then take them up and rub
off the thin dark skin. After this
cover them with boiling water and
simmer one hour; then tike them
up aud mash them fine. Mince a
pound of veal and half a pound ot
salt pork very fine. To this add the
chestnuts, half a teaspoonful of pep
per and 2 tablespoonfuls of silt and
a cupful of soup stockor water; then
stuff the turkey with this. Boston
Choosing the Turkey.
In choosing a turkey select one
with white flesh and fat. Turkeys
with Ion? hairs should be avoided ;
also those whose back and legs have
a purplish tinge.. The - birds when
young have smooth, black legs, with
(in the cock) short 9purs. The feet
of young turkeys will be supple.
The turkey should be hung as long
as possible without acquiring any
Disfigurement for life by burns or
8onl1s may be avoided bv naing De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve", the great
remedy for piles and for all kinds of
ores and skin troubles. A. li. Kaius. ly
Colnmliia Calendar for ISiH.
For the thirteenth year the Columbia
Pad Calendar makes its appearance
promptly on time for lSlw, and while its
general style is of the same familiar
character, the many bright thoughts it
contains, contributed by its friends in
many parts of the country, as well as
abroad, are new, and will be appre
ciated by all who take an interest in
bicycling, healthful) exercise and good
The IHW Columbia Pad Calendar con
tains a convenient arrangementof dates
that will prove useful to buny men, and
as plenty of apace is reserved for memo
randa, the pad may be used as a diary
and as a reminder for business appoint
ments and obligations. It is neat in
appearance, takes up little room and is
both ornamental and neful tor the
desk, while its stand is of such character
that it may be used either upon the desk
or hung upon the wall. The moon's
phases are indicated in the calendar for
the benefit of those wbo wish to have
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THE BIRDS' OF EETHUHEM.
1 hard the kciia of Bethlehem ring.
Their voice was sweeter than the
I heard the birds of Ilethlehem sins
Unbidden In the churchly feasts.
They clung and sung on the swinging
High In the dim and lm-nsed air.
The priest, with r. petitions vain,
Chanted rever enuing prayer.
2o bell and bird and prlost I hourd.
Rut voice of bird was most to me.
It had no ritual, no word.
And yet 11 sounded true and freo.
I thought child Jes-.-s. wer- he there.
AVould l.e thf sinking birds the best
And clutch nis little hands in air
And smile upon his mother's breast.
R. W. Gilder.
Alone in bis little bare room, Hart
fell xvaa playing softly, telliug the story
over to himself for the hundredth time.
It seemed almost too good to be true,
and be could scarcely realize that his
opportunity bad come at last, and that
that which he bad longed for all bis
life bad happened in bis old age.
It wan really only a trifling incident,
the indisposition of the great soloist
and the substitution of Hartzell, but to
the broken down little man it seemed
the entering wedge of future fame, and
the melody be was playing that after
noon thrilled with triumphant promise.
His life bad been almost pathetic in
its uneventfolues)', marked by only one
distinguishing characteristic, his love
for music. Ever since the first remem
bered days, when be stood shivering on
the street corners and played uurompre
bendingly to an uncomprehending audi
ence, his violin bad been his only real
friend, listening to him, speaking to
him, in sympathy with him always.
Among men be had been a failure,
bis abstraction cf mind, together with
an extreme diffidence, rendering him
unfit both to follow and to lead. With
in himself be might lay plans for vigor
ous action, for forcing the world lo rec
ognize the genius which he knew was
bin, but when the time for action came
be always shrank and waited until it
was too late.
And so the dreams of bis joung days
had never malcrialized, and he was still
almost where bo had begun, nu uniden
tifiable part cf lhat great whole, the
grand orchestra of the Hyperion.
Never nt ease in the company of oth
ers, be had drawn further and further
away from bis fellow men, finding bis
onjy comradeship and the clearest express-ion
of bis thoughts in the clinging
sweep of the bow upon the strings. He
fell into the. habit of putting all bis
doubts and hopes into the music which
be played to himself, and it seemed as
though the violin understood and an
It came to pass that ho rartly spoke
in any other way, but went through his
work silently, unheeding the presence
of others, unanswering their words. His
fellows in the orchestra called him cra
zy and made him the butt for many
pleasantries of a personal nature. The
conductor alone recognized tho absolute
certainty cf time. and strength and pur-
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pa iron a.
iry of tone which the little old man
evoked, and when some one must be
found to take the solo part in the great
orchestration Hartzell was chosen.
"We'll give yon a chance," the fa
mous musician bad said. "Remember
your time aud don't hurry, and I am
sure vou will get through all right,"
and Hartzell bad dumbly bowed his
thanks and gone home in a condition of
dreamy exaltation to tell the glad news
over and over again to the only friend
whose sympathy 4je.oarcd for.
The distant peal cf the tower clock
roused him at last, and be hastened
through his simple toilet and went out
into the cold, drizzling rain of the au
tumn night. The streets were crowded
with people on their way to the various
places cf amnsfmcuv. and he was jcstled
this way and lh::t like u trail skiff
among larger craft, but be not iced noth
ing, for in tho glery cf brpe he was as
one marching in the precession of bis
In the dim orchestra room ender the
tage Hartzell received bis final instruc
tions from the leader, and then, mount
ing the dusty stairway, found a quiet
corner in tho wings ami eat down to
wait bis turn, bugging the violin to bis
Frcm the auditorium rame the faint
burr of many voices, mingled with a
subdued rustling as the late arrivals
settled themselves in comfortable an
ticipation. Suddenly there was a bush,
and the melody cf tho grand overture
burst forth in all its swinging, swaying
rhythm. Hartzell listened intently. He
bad never before been upon the stago
during a performance, and the mnsio
sounded strangely in his ears. He start
ed apprehensively at the rattle of ap
plause which followed hard upon the
closing strains cf the overture, and a
wave of nervousness swept over him as
he realized that be must face so many
people. He was conscious of a wish that
bis trial came later in the programme
instead of being the third number.
The prima donna stepped forth from
one of the brightly lighted dressina
rooms and nodded smilingly to Hartzell
as she passed. He envied ber the confi
dence which she showed so plainly. A
few moments later her glorious voice
rang out as steady and clear as the
chiming of a bell, but to him it was
only as the running of the sand in an
; hour glass, for when it ceased he must
take his stand on the brilliantly illu
minated stage, before tho gaze of 1,000
eyes. His heart began to beat wildly
against his breast, and he found himself
tremblingly shrinking from the moment
to which he had looked forward ii con
fidently. Vague thoughts of possible
flight flashed through his brain, but he
realized that it was too late, and vainly
tried to steady his nerves for the ordeal.
Again and again the applause rose
and fell as the last notes of the wonder
ful contralto died away, aud tho solo
ist had to bow her acknowledgment re
peatedly; then there came a pause,
whicli to Hartzell seemed to last for
hours. At Irugth th or:hestra played
the introduction to his number, and he
6tarted to his feetcouvulsivelv and step
ped out into the glare of the footlights.
The audience saw an undersized, gray
haired man, whose clean s' ven face
was almost childish in expret ion as he
stood there, nervously waitiug. Hart
rell saw a shimmering, changing blur,
from which half indistinguishable
forms started out for a moment, and
then faded away like j hjiutoms in a
gleaming mist, only to tr appear again
snape. a noise like the
lne c3'e CI
the conductor, who
encouragement, and he raised bis violin
-i, : n , , u,a viunu
. meciiauicaUy and made ready to play
The smoothly flowing aooom nan
began, but Hartzell stood at first mo
tionless, bis heart held in the grasp cf
a deathlike fear. He could recall B0
note tf the air which he knew so well
His memory, confo-ed by fright, was at
a standstill and would not respond to
bis desperate eutreafy. Like one iu a
trance, he saw the conductor give the
iigual Wch was fatal to bim and bis
hcr. The uccon rru'tucut stopped ab-
KUAKll UK UIKttlUKs.
R. A. Wilkes.
C. A. Parker.
U. L. Martin.
W. V. Joyce.
R. C. Church
A. F. Brown.
W. M. Chealri
W. P. Kid;e
K. W.McLeinor Jr
Johu W. Cecil.
A. B. Kalns.
C. :HI K( H,
C. .4. I'AKKKi
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raptly, and he felt the wondering huth
whicli came over the great audience.
In bis disappointment and hopeless
ness lie could have cried aloud. This
was the moment for which he had wait
ed so many cruel, lcng years. This was
bis triumph 1 The tears crept down his
wi tlx red checks and bis lips moved
tr mulonsly. He made no attempt to
leave li e stage, bnt stootl with bowed
bead, while the hopes aud dreams of
fcis wasted life passed in review before
bim and cinmbkd away in the light cf
the consciousness that he had been
Bnt all this while, unbeknown to
himself, he had been drawing the bow
across the strings instinctively, uuhced
iugly, in unwitting disregard of bis
Fcriccixhigs. The accustomed, caress
ing truth cf the violin f-eeuird to an
swer bis vague longing for expression.
After awhile be noticed dimly that
tho members cf the orchestra were bend
ing toward bim with curious inteutness,
and that there was a breathless stillness
throughout the bouse. He did not know
or care what was the reason, for be
was lost in the distant laud of memory,
draping the brightness of every recol
lection with the black of present hope
lessness; marking the vainness of every
hope and the futility of every sacrifice.
The thoughts which were flashing
through his mind found an added bitter
ness in the consciousness that all might
have been so different if bis courage
bad not failed bim; if he could have
shown to the world what he knew to be
his real power. Was there yet time? If
he could only have another trial one
little opportunity pe rhaps he could re
deem this mistake. He was sure that he
could. Was it too late altogether too
late? Wight not
He came to himself with n start aud
looked about him nppralingly, mutely
asking forgiveness aud sympathy from
some unknown source, then half stum
bling turned to leave the stage.
A murmur followed him, fust grow
ing into a roar. Tho house seeme d to
tremble aud rock again and again iu a
hurricane of cheering. He hcud his
name called by mauy voices and faced
ubout in utter bewilderment, his ve ins
tingling strangely. He saw a wildly
tossing sea of faces. The audience had
risen to its feet and was crying out to
him to him I The orchestra, too, was
applauding madly, forgetful of disci
pline, and the conductor was smiling at
bim with Bhining eyes. What did it all
mean? For a moment he stood dazed
and uncomprehending, then suddenly
he knew the truth. Unconsciously be
had been playing tho thoughts which
were in bis mind, and the soLbiug, vi
brating notes of the violin bad told bis
story to every human heart in tho vast
theater. Lelaud Ingersoll iu Locker
"Too Much Turkey."
In a conversation with ilr. F. O. Car
penter, reported in the Chicago Times
Herald, Mrs. Grant relates one of Bis
marck's grim witticisms. The general
and Mrs. Grant, while at Berlin, were
shown by Bismarck the war chamber,
whero the commission to settle the
terms cf the Russo-Turkish peace was
then sitting. Said Mrs. Grant:
The chamber was empty at tho time,
and he pointed out the chairs in which
the different commission! ra sat. shew
ing mo bis chair, that of Beaconsfield
and others. As he did to I asked bim
what it was all for, and Le looked
me evidently ery much surprised
my apparent ignorance.
I hastened to answer that I knew tbnt
it was to settle the terms of the war be
tween the Russians and the Turks, but
I could not see w hat the Germans had
to do with it.
Priuce Bismarck straightened him
self up. His face at first was quite so
ber, but his mouth goon softened into a
sruile, and ho replied, "To tell you
truth, madam, Russia has taken
much Turkey, and we are helping
to digest it"
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