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With every rlslnif of the nun.
Think of your Ufa us Just bvKUn.
Tho pnt hns shriveled, nml burlcil deep,
All jestcrdnyx; there let them sleep.
Nor seek to summon linck one ghost
Of that Imiumernhlo host.
Concern yourself with but to-day.
Woo It, nml tench It to obey
Your will nml wish. Blnco time began,
To-dny hns been tliu frleutl of man;
Hut, In his blindness nnd his sorrow,
Ho looks to yustordny unci to-morrow.
You, nml to-dnyl n soul sublime,
And thu iirwit pregnant hour of time,
With Ood himself to bind tho twnlnl
Go forth, 1 say, attain, uttalnl
What Rob Said,
BY MUS. MOSR3 P. HANDY.
(Copyright, IMl, by Dally Story Tub. Co.)
"Indeed, Dcitlo, 1 Just think I'm one
of tho luckiest girls In tho world,"
nnd Ethel Trent icancd buck on tho
lounge- and folded her pretty hands
complacently, bo that her diamond and
sapphire ring allowed to tho best ad
vantage. "Mr. Wilson simply adores
me, and I shall havo everything that
money con buy. Think of spending it
whole year abroad. I lrnvo always
longed to travel and to bo nblo to
buy no end of beautiful thlngB for our
nqw house on tho boulevard. And then
Mr. Wilson Is u man any girl might
bo proud of. Ho doesn't look u day
over -10, and Is really distinguished
looking. I tell you I'm in luck.
"Hut what will Hob say?' asked her
sister, far loss Impressed by the glow
ing picture than Kthol had expected
hor to be.
Tho girl shrugged her shoulders Im
patiently, "Congratulate me, I suppose.
Ho has no right to say anything else,
nnd it would tnako no difference It ho
"llorthn, you mnko mo tired," ex
claimed Ethol, sitting erect in her
vohemonco of speech. "I never could
boo why you nlways insisted that Hob
Hillls and I wcro sweethearts. I nm
nut engaged to him. Ho never risked mo
to marry him, and supposing ho wns In
love with mo what would It matter?
I can't marry all tho mon who ndmlro
no, 0 I cliooso to please myself. Hob
w7AW V J;"A" A I "V
y' ))- SS$ - L "
"Ilut what will Hob Bay?"
Is ns poor as a church mouse, nnd you
"Ilut, Kthol, don't you know his
uuolu has mado him his assistant, and
ho will suroly nsk you now that Uo
can nfford to marry."
Ethol Interrupted hor disdainfully.
"On $1,200 a year, oxcuso mo it you
please. My dour child, don't you know
that Mr. Wilson has twice ns many
thousands? Iteally, Bertha, you ought
to havo moro eoiibo. Hut thon you
have spout your life hore In tho coun
try, ami you don't know what life is. I
have no more reason to think that that
hoy Is In lovo with mo than with you;
ho Is Joo's chum, that is all. But it
ho docs mind, what then? Ho has no
right to complain nnd he will get over
It, never fenr. Anybody would really
think you thought moro about him
than me. Novel reading has turned
your brain. I don't hclicvo in roman
tic passion myself and am qulto will
ing that most of tho lovo shall bo on
tho man's sido so long as I have n
high respect for my husband nnd ho
has plenty of money. I never wns in
lovo In my llfo and I never expect
to be, but I shall do my best to satisfy
Mr. Wilson, and I hnvo uo fears for
tho future. Besides, I am older thari
3 on are, and you havo uo business to
Tho summer previous Mrs. Trent's
only sister, well-to-do, childless, living
In n fashlonablo apartment house in
n largo city, nnd "qulto In tho swim"
hnd been ordered nbsoluto rest nnd
quiet from her social duties nnd hor
charities. Seeking such rcposo she hnd
como to visit her sister in tho country
township of Knowoc, nnd found tho
experiment n success. When sho re
turned to town sho had taken her eld
est nlcco with her. Ethol was a beauty
and Mrs. Morton hnd nnuounccd to hor
husband her Intention to glvo the girl
n chance. Mr. Morton never denied
his wlfo anything; moreover, ho, too,
had taken a fancy to tho girl nnd tho
chnnco wns given with no niggard
It would bo hard to tell whether
Mr. or Mrs. Mtfrton wns most pleased
nt tho sensation which Ethel mado,
most delighted when tho head of tho
firm of Wilson & Co., of which Mr.
Morton was a Junior member,, asked
Ethel to marry him. Neither of them
lmnglned tho possibility of a refusal,
although tho buitor was twlco her age.
Tho old chronlcln tells us that when
Alcldcs, having gono through nil tho
fatigues of life, took a brldo In
Olympus, ho ought to havo selected
Mlncrvn, but ho choso Hebe. Other
mon since, thon hnvo dona tho samo
thing, and no one, nut even tho brldo
elect, thought of tho dlffcrcnco df ago
as an objection. Ethol did not say
"yes, and thank you," but sho felt It,
nnd hor behavior on tho occasion was
generously rewarded by her aunt and
hor unelo-tn-litw. Ethol had tho sat
isfaction of knowing that hor trous
seau would bo nil that could bo desired.
A for Hob Hillls, Kthol never took
him Into consideration; as sho said,
why should bIio? Half tho young men
In Knowoo woro moro or less In lovo
with hor. Hob was hor brother's
special friend, and so. ofteuor at tho
hoiiso than nny of tho others, but
much moro was taken for granted than
had over beon said.
Bortha Trout, four years younger
than hor sister, admired Ethel beyond
measure. Sho herself was barely good
looking, and accustomed to be over
shadowed by hor brllllnnt sister upon
all occasions, she was content with re
flected glory nnd never thought to bo
Only now was sho disappointed when
overyono olso was prnlslng Ethol for
that sho had dono so woll to herself.
Btrtlm was Intensoly loyal, and, sho
loved Hob bettor than die oven knew.
Sho had always taken It for granted
that her two swans must mate, ant
her Kir castles had all been built with
that end In view. Thcro wns no 'Odj
good enough In her eyes for E.ho
but Hob, nnd how could nnyono whoa
Hob loved fall to say him yea?
So when Ethel enmo horn- after six
months' absence, bringing her sheaves
with her, Bertha, unimpressed by thclt
golden glory, naked hcrsolf and her Bis
ter, "What will Hob Bay?"
Tho year beforo Hob Hillls had
graduated with high honors nt ono ot
tho first medical colleges In tho coun
try, nnd coming homo, hung out his
But country towns nro apt to distrust
young men, most of all whon they have
grown tip In their midst, nnd It was
only tho very few who appreciated the
great advances which mcdiclno and
surgery havo mado In recent years,
who dared to cmpIo him. Thus It
was a godsend when tho young doc
tor's uncle, having no son to Inherit
his practice and feeling tho' need of an
nsslstnnt, wroto to Hob to como and
fill tho post. This, during Ethel's nb
sence, but beforo tho news of her en
gagement hnd reached Kaowoc.
Hob had talked tho offer over with
Joo nnd Bertha, although thcro was
but ono opinion as to Its acceptance,
n fairly good incomo for n young man.
Hob hnd answered, "Yes, a fellow
might get married on that with the
right kind of a wlfo," and hnd smiled
at Bertha, who, thinking ot Ethel, hnd
choked down a lump, which, to her
shamo nnd confusion, roso In her
thront, and bravoly smiled back.
Now thnt Ethel had unhesitat
ingly thrown Hob over, Beriha
felt that further protest was
useless; nay, more, sho felt that she
wns on tho verge of tears and that if
sho remained In tho room with her
elstcr sho would do or say something
to bo sorry for.
Sho left the room nnd tho houso;
sho felt thnt sho wanted to bo nlone
In order to recover her composure. Al
most unconsciously she took tho path
to a favorite spot with tho young peo
plo ot both households, a clump ol
willows half way between tho Trent
and Hillls homesteads, whero the boys
years ago had built a rustic scat.
Thcro sho sat thinking, her eyes full
of tears, her heart aching.
"Oh, Hob, Rob," sho nlghed nt last
rlottd, "If I could only help you."
"Well," exclaimed n merry voice, nol
nt nil that of n despairing lover.
"Thnt's good news, because you can
more than anyone elso In tho world
s t vr i
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5 WORDS IN A PENCIL I
M SOME STATISTICS FOR. LOVERS &
U OF FIGURES $jf
"I havo been figuring on tho possi
bilities of n lead pencil," said n young
man who has n penchant for tho sta
tistical side of things, "and you would
really bo surprised to know what a
man can do with ono lead pencil. How
many words aro there In a load pencil?
How many columns of newspaper mnt
ter? How many pnges of n book of
tho nvcrngo size? How many pocmo,
essays, sermons nnd things of that
sort may ono find In tho lend of nn or
dinary pencil? Heally theso questions
nro not easily answered, but ono may
arrlvo nt a reasonable approximation
by doing a little Bum In arithmetic. In
tho first place tho nverngo pencil Is
seven inches long. Tho nverngo dia
meter of tho pencil used by men who
writo n great deal Is one-twelfth of nn
inch, Considering the wood nnd lead
tho point ot a pencil measures about
one-half of an Inch, onc-qunrter of nn
Inch representing the lead portion.
Allowing for breaks nnd scratches,
onc-qunrter of an Inch of lend will
wrlto two columns of matter for tho
ordinary newspaper, nssumlng that tho
pencil Is not of tho extremely soft
character. There aro about 1,800
words In n full column of n nowspaper
of tho average size. Two columns
would represent 3,000 words. So wo
get this number of words out of ono
quartcr of an Inch of lead. Out of an
Inch of lead we would get four times
3,600, or 14,400 words. Out of soven
Inches wo would get 100.SOO words.
So far ns the number of words
Is concerned wo havo In this result tho
possibilities of the lead pencil. Allow
ing 1,800 words to the column this
would mean fifty-six columns of solid
mnttcr, or on eight-page paper of tho
seven-column width. Two columns a
day Is a good nverngo for a reporter.
In order to grind out flfty-fllx columns T
of Bolld matter It would require on tnla-,
bnBlB tho reportorlnl energies of
twenty-eight men busy for the average
tlmo put In by newspaper writers In
ono day. This would mean that ono
pencil, with duo enro and attention and j
without nny unnecessary waste, ought
to do ono man nearly a month. A man
can buy n lead pencil for flvo cents.
Tho nverngo price paid for tho best
newspaper of tho country for ncccpted
matter Is $5 n column. If one pencil
will wrlto fifty-six columns of mntter,
It Is posslhlo for a newspaper writer to
earn, on nn Investment of flvo cents, '
$280. From this It would seem thnty.
thcro la money In n lead pencil, nnd on""
tho fnco of It It looks llko ono of the
very best Investments ono could make,
and yet thero aro men In the business
who look nt tho matter from another
standpoint, for Instead of being a pro
lific producer of wealth, tho pencil gen
erally leaves ono haunted by tho Iron
ies of povctty." Now Orleans Times-Democrat.
What llor r.tn Aked.
City Magistrate Of course, I don't
wish to stand in tho way of my daugh
ter's happiness, but I know so llttlo
of you, Mr. Hawkins. What Is your
vocation? Mr. HawklnB (nlrlly) Oh,
I write or poetry, novels er plays
and that sort of thing. City Magis
trate Indeed! Most Interesting! And
how do you live? Punch.
What You Stwe Is
More Important Than
What You Earn V V
"That's good nows."
I was Just on my way to tell ystt tht
I can't get nlong without you, nnd to
nsk you If you think you can bo happy
as a poor man's wlfo?"
Tho Englishman writing about Chi
namen immigrating to Calcutta from
tho Canton districts, nnd then finding
wives among the lower classes of tho
Eurasian community, makes the ro
inark "that the children of theso mar
riages nre generally educated on west
ern lines, thnt Is to say, they nre
taught to speak, read and write Eng
lish, nnd nro given n grounding In
arithmetic nnd accounts. They aro
then apprenticed to their fathers'
trndes. This fact may partly account
for tho rapidity with which Chinamen
aro ousting natives of India In tho
business of shoemaklng nnd carpen
try, which they hnvo mado their own
In Calcutta." Burmnh opens out n
good field for Chinese Immigration,
says tho Mandnlny Herald, and tho
only wonder 13 thnt tho government
does not sufficiently encourago Chlna
mon Immigrating hither. Down nt
Australasia Chinamen have flocked in
shoals, somo contracting marriages
witli European women, nnd from past
exporlonco hnvo been found to bo good
factors and formidable rivals not only
In commerce), but in tho several handi
crafts of trade, so much so .that their
immigration Into tho colonies has been
mndo prohibitive by tnxe3 and other
heavy obligations. Lihoro Tribune.
Could Anybody Afford Her'.'
"If ten mon should nsk you to mar
ry them, what would that bo?" "What
would it bo?" "A tender." "And if one
should ask you, what would that bo?
"I dou't know; what?" "A wonder."
The ono great deslro of mankind Is
wealth. Wo deslro wealth for various
reasons somo for Its power to glvo
position in Boclety; others to furnish
elegant homes; tho man who hns a
family wishes to leave a competency to
his children, etc. Whllo it may not bo
posslblo for nil persons to nccumulato
sufflclent wealth to satisfy all these
desires, it Is posslblo for all persons,
blessed with good health, to securo a
rompetency for old age, If they aro
willing to economize. What you earn
docs not matter so much as what you
avo. Many persons who earn good
wages seem to lack ability to savo
from their earnings. They forget tho
proverb, "Savo tho pencq and tho
pounds will tnko care of themselves.
Tho young man who has Just attained
tils majority nnd who spends 25 cents
i day for drinks, cigars, etc., is squnn
iering a fortune. This sum, if put nt
compound interest nt tho current rates,
will amount to somo $25,000 when ho
has reached the ago of 70 years. Tho
farmer who shelters his implements
from ono season to the next In tho
shndo of tho barb-wlro fence nearest
whero they wcro last used, will never
pay off tho mortgage on tho farm. Tho
merchant who does not pny his hills
until n sight draft Is drawn on him
cannot successfully compete with tho
ono who pays cash and tnkes advan
tage of the discount offered for prompt
payment. Prldo Is a stumbling block
to more persons In tho practice of
economy than any other ono thing.
It must certainly bo apparent to all, on
a moment's reflection, that a clerk on
n salary of $000 n year and, perhaps,
living In rented property, cannot fur
nish his home, entertain guests, nnd
mako tho samo snow to tho world as
his neighbor who receives $2,000 a
year. Yet many persons today nro at
tempting this lniposslblo feat, while
tho $2,000 neighbor, nnd nil scnslblo
people, laugh at their folly. On tho
other hand, no ono should bo a nig
gard. Stinginess Is even worso than
extravagance. No ono should nccu
mulato wealth for a lovo of Itself. "Tho
lovo of money Is tho root of all evil."
A good rulo for all who would havo a
competency for old ago Is to save a
portion of each year's earnings, even
though it be but a small portion. P.
B. Woods of Cincinnati, la., in Penn
No Dtipllente of rrevont.
Bridegroom I don't sco anything
of your father's $10,000 check. Ho
promised It, didn't he? Bride Yes;
but ho saw that your fathor had al
ready given us ono, nnd ho knew wo
didn't caro to havo any duplicate
presents. Philadelphia Record.
THE RIGHT DIRECTION I
TOWARD HAPPINESS AND COMFORT.
PROSPEROUS PEOPLE SHOULD HELP OTIIEU3
TOWARD HAPPINESS AND COMFORT.
Thoughtful mon nnd women tho
world over nro giving tlmo and
thought nnd money to holp others llvo
In happiness nnd comfort. Thero never
has beon a better ngo than tho very
present. This Is apparent not only In
its living toward tho "chief end of
man," but In Its lookout for tho fu
ture, does If hnvo a hope that this Is a
beginning in tho right direction. Thero
nro many signs, not tho least of them
was tho meeting In Wllllamsport of n
band of women Interested as mothers
and teachers In improved methods of
Instruction of chlldrenln manual train
ing, In temperance, in morals, in con
duct, In school nnd on the play
groundIndeed, In nil that Is best for
children, whether their own or bs
longlng to somo other mother. Ono of
tho most encouraging signs of tho
times is tho Interest women's clubs
nro showing In housohnld economics,
nn interest that hns led many of them
to establish cooking schools or schools
ot domestic science. Certainly this
will bo a good Investment. "Co-opcr-atlon"
seenio io bo a lending word of
tho times. John Stuart Mill thought
the present trend toward co-operation
tho etrongest agency at work for tho
elevation of thoso who labor with
tholr hands. What would not most
housekeepers glvo to banish wash day
from thoir homes? And why should
not tho housewives in each vlllago
combine nnd subscrlbo to build n laun
dry, with nn experienced overseer to
direct affairs, and competent laun
dresses for tho hand work. In such a
plnco every housewife of tho vlllago
might got her washing dono with much
saving to herself and tho Investment
will pay n small dividend to tho sub
scribers. Tnls Is true of many other
departments In tho home-making. If
n street or a vlllago is in need of
boardwalks get bids on tho building
of tho whole Instead of estimates on
each householder's distance. It will
likely to ho n saving of one-fourth of
tho sum of tho slnglu. amounts. Let us
ltoop thinking and planning. Penn
"I was in tho South African war,"
said ono Englishman. "General?"
asked tho other. "No, Journalist."
"Oh, I see. You were a reporter, not
regrettcr." Washington Star.
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