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THE BEST LOVED OF TILEIK TREASURES.
jS4., V -'A J 1 it. ?i 1 1 ", i . : 1 SV L.Vjg.r,,.,. ., n- r, 5,.t AFGHAN SOLDIERS ENTERTAINING THEMSELVES WITH A EURO- - PEAN DOLL. Perhaps In all Afghanistan, that mystcrltf-aa Asiatic land ot hleak moun tains and queer, nomadic people, there Is no class which appeals more to the Imagination than the Afghan soldiers. Suspicious, often cruel, and ever on the alert for trouble, either imaginary or real, they become as mild and tractable as children in the presence of a doll, juat a yellow-haired, amiable appearing European doll. It Is one of the most interesting things imag inable to watch a group of these wild, noisy fellows gather around breath lessly while some favored one of them unwraps, slowly and carefully, his dearest treasure. Expressions of amusement, intense admiration and amaze ment rapidly succeed each other on the rough countenances, and lucky In deed Is he who "stands in" with the owner and thus has a chance of hold ing for a brief moment the lovely charmer. The soldiers are not alone in this matter. No, Indeed. The late Amir of Afghanistan was deeply devoted to several bewitching doll-ladles, whom he often found much gentler in disposition and more sweetly refined than the real, living ladles of his harem. Most of the dolls who hold such warm places In the susceptible hearts of the Afghans are of kid or some com position other than wax, as dolls of that material languish and fade away under the heat of the Afghan summer. The dress of the Japanese woman shows her age. ' All employes in the Netherlands who are boarding with their employ ers are entitled to medical treatment for at least six weeks. A South African National Union has been formed in London, and twelve branches have been formed in South Africa. The union Is Inde pendent of politics and will develop trade and Industry. Sir John Tlnniel, the celebrated car toonist of Punch, has entered upon his ninetieth year, the eighty-ninth annl Ttrsary of his birth having been ob erved on February 27. Sir John Joln- 'ed the stnff of Punch in 1831 and re tired in 1001. In California one rarely sees a bank te. tub money in circulation is uu gold and silver. It is common to sue a clluetor walking along the street with a bag of gold on his back. Curi ously, the very weight of the money one person can hardly carry more than $40,000 In gold often nets as a de terrent feature In embeMlemont. For nearly thirty years of its ex istence the Social Democratic Federa tion of England can make but scanty ehowlng. At the last general election it polled a meager total of 29,810 vote and secured the return of only one representative In Parliament. A by election has since given the party another member in the House of Com mons. The Nelson river may be described i as one of the greatest rivers tf the world, an regards the actual volume of water discharged into the Hudson bay. Its total length Is approximately four hundred miles, and the drainage iarea is tremendous. Its tributaries cover the whole of Manitoba, the greater portion of Alberta, Saskatche wan, North Dakota and Ontario west of the Great Lakes, where they also rater Montana and Minnesota. Dr. Sven Hedln says that some of ,o lamas of Thibet have a custom of i allowing themselves to be Inclosed In grottos, so that they would live In dark iness for the rest of their Uvea. lie iheard of a man who was inclosed at the ago of sixteen or seventeen years lived there sixty-nine years with out any communication with the out side world whatever, his food and water being passed underground by a long pole. While easily stalked, the rhinoceros is a dangerous customer, as most men will agree who have hunted him, es pecially Benjamin Eastwood, chief ac countant of the Uganda railway, who was nearly trampled to death by one, with the actual loss of an arm above the elbow. If the rhinoceros gets one's scent, he almost InvarlaMy charges, often, probably, from flieer curiosity; but that does not maki him any the easier to dispose of. A consular report calls attention to the fact that the exports of canaries from Germany to the United States were valued at $130,000 in 190S, as against $136,000 in 1007. It is esti mated that there are now In this country fully 5,000,000 birds In cages, and as the ordinary house canary will eat In a year twenty fivo pounds of seed, costing $l..r0, there Is expended on the pet featherings $7..'00,000 an nual!;' for food alone. What other ex pwiises for general care and medical attention may attach to the keeping J' captive songsters can not be equ ated readily. a- . . : v. -A,';..,, ; i VANDERBILT A RAILROAD CZAR. V WiiWhw Kail road Onnerahiii Wg Leas Complex than Kon, Commodore Vanderbilt at the age of 80 was the greatest railroad autocrat this .cquntj-yhas known. Nowadays railroad ownership Is a complicated affair; Vanderbilt made it a one-man affair. In an article in McClure's Burton J. Hendrick says: "He managed his properties, spent many millions in their reconstruction and manipulated their securities with absolute independence of all minority stockholders. That the public had any legitimate concern with his railroads would have struck the commodore as absurd. Once, upon the witness stand, he repeatedly lepiied, 'None of your business,' to a regularly authorized in quisitor who was attempting to get certain first-hand information concern ing the Central's affairs. Before he ob tained control of the Central Its official reports were fairly complete; after ward they did not furnish the most rudimentary information. He had the utmost contempt for the law and its representatives. 'Law!' he once roared; 'what do I care about the law.? Hain't I got the power?' Once observ ing that a Central director had not voted for certain propositions whlrh had been under consideration, he asked the reason why. 'Don't you know, commodore,' his friend replied, 'that each and every one of these transac tions is absolutely forbidden by the statutes of the State of New York?' 'My goodness, John,' said Vanderbilt, you don't suppose you can run a rail road In accordance with the statutes of the State of New York, do you?' " Memory of Idiot Dor. An extraordinary case of memory in a 10-year-old Idiot boy was presented at the last meeting of the Vienna Psychological and Neurological So ciety, the New York Sun says. Without a moment's hesitation he could tell the day of the week of any date mentioned, also the name, day and the date of the movable feasts in any year. He answered Immediately and accurately such questions as What day was June 14, 1808?" "When is Ash Wednesday, 1917?" "How long is the carnival In 1924?" "When Is Easter, 1929?" His answers were given without hesitation and were invariably correct. Curiously enough, his range of memory was bounded sharply by the years 2000 and 200 A. D. Before the first named year or after the last he knew nothing of the caleniar at all. The boy is the son of an army offi cer, now dead. Asked how he could give so promptly the day of the week of any date in a thousand years he re plied by giving one of the existing formulas for such matters, which he appeared to have learned out of an al manac. The director of the asylum where the boy is an Inmate said It was easily ascertained that he made no use at all of such formulas. These formulas would not aid him in giving dates of the movable feasts, arid moreover, they apply equally to the years before and after 2000 A. D. It would appear that the boy's knowledge must to based In some way upon memorized material. Oa .Vaturul I.lnr. "How does Miss Hilda get along with lur French conversation classc's?" "She Is making them a pronounced success." Baltimore American. How viciously real good frlencis "talk about" each other! Don't Judge a man by the size of his roller top desk. Opinions of Great Papers on Important Subjects. 2 ,,... ,.,.. ,. WHERE LAWLESSNESS T the last session of j&k. I fin act was passed making illegal the or I Pari'zatIu and maintenance of secret so- viriifn in me juiriu sniuuia ui inui ouiii;. The law aa th result of a general and growing belief that secrft societies Greek letter fraternities, or sororities, as they are commonly called are a menace to the wholesome ness and democracy of public school life. This opinion Is held by the more intelligent and better lnformrd peo ple of all the Slates. But now the pupils of the public schools who are members of secret societies, or desire to be, have revolted. They are reported as determined to fight the new law, and as having raised a fund to pay coiiuscl. In other States, notably In Massachusetts, there have been similar revolts against authority, In these cases the authority of the school committee rathor than the Legislature; and discipline has not always been maintained. In all these cases something Is at stake which is far more important than secret societies. It is the whole Question of respect for and obedience to the law. The parenU who do not see this are blind to their duty. Children In this country are too cften permitted to dls reuard municipal laws and police regulations, and ara not even rebuked for their lawlessness. But pupils in the public schools can do nothing in deflanco of the laws of State, city or school committee unless they are aided and supported by their parents. It is time there was right thinking and plain speaking on this matter, and that responsibility be placed where it belongs. Youth's Companion. THE USEFULNESS OF RESIDENT ELIOT Riirreinlereil hi rlnMna PR as the head of Harvard University the oth- er day at the age of 73, but Levi P. Mor ion, ujjcu Bd) roue in uie oramary Binoaer from his country home to his New York oflice, and made his share of the smoke eu- route, rue taci mat Mr. aiorton has a decade the start of President Eliot does not seem in the least to disturb him. Another Incident to add to these is that James F. Hyde, at the ago of 9n, has Just been re-elected treasurer of the city of Lincoln, Neb. The yonng men are not running everything in this age. The youth of 62, known as Edward II. Harrlman, is quite active in business life. James J. Hill is '"getting around" at 72, Those fledglings, Rockefeller, Morgan and Car negie, while hot so active as either Harrlman or Hill, do not admit that they are out ot the game. There seems never to have been an age of the world when men who naive Wisely digested their experiences a"ni. observations were more Jn demand than now. The Kged treasurer of Lincoln not long ago published a pam phlet oh the science of accounts that is full of sugges tion for the youth who already knows it all. At 75 years President Eliot, out of the fullness of his expe rience with books, has set himself the task of selecting a three-foot library whose study will give any man a liberal education. If there is an Irreverence about the time, it should be corrected by observing the character and attainments of these and other old men, mighty in GERMAN AND BRITISH CANARIES Cliarapterlnttcs of (.'awe llird 'Which I More Xumcron than Cat. The canary is nowadays the cage bird. He is first, and all the rest no where. He Is, perhaps, more numer ous among us than even his natural foe, the cat He Is equally popular on the Continent, where Germany pro duces singers famed the world over; and when In India I found that the Chinese were breeding and exporting thither a cheap and servl-eablo brand of canary for the delectation of our subjects and their rulers; for the Hin doo, although the records show that he was a skilled bird fancier when the inhabitants of Britain were savages, has never risen to the hizher flights of agriculture In breeding his case birds for himself, a writer in a London ex change says. The German breeders have concen trated their attention on the bird's song, as might have been expected from their national love of music; hence the song of a good "German" is a revelation of long-drawn sweet ness to those who are used to the rath er ear-piercing efforts of the English bird. It is a sad fact of avian depravity that it is easier to corrupt a good canary by letting him hear bad notes than to teach an inferior performer good ones; for though they uncon sciously produce musical sounds for the admiration of mankind, singing birds have a poor idea of music them selves. Yet they are impressed by each oth er's songs, for it is a common thing for the matrimonial schemes of a canary breeder to be frustrated by a sentimental hen falling in love with the voice of an unseen singer, with the result that she leads the mate arbi trarily chosen for her a sad If fo until the owner of the "witching voice" Is removed out of hearing. The personal equation counts for a great deal in canary breeding. While the Germans have been thus developing the canary's voice, they have neglected his appearance, and, consequently, their birds are little larger than the wild Canary Island an-1 cestor. and though usually yellow, are i of that pale primrose shade which our fanciers call "buff," not the full, bril liant tint which we usually understand by canary color. This, in its perfec tion, is only found in Engllbh-bred birds, which are also, in many breed.-!, much larger than the wild canary, some being almost as large as larks. The Norwich birds are most In de mand, and are even being exported to Germany, In rivalry with the native product, while some even reach India to compete with Chinese experts. Another AVorld. I live In two worlds une in which I must consider the weather and clothes and meals and bills coming due and a host of duties and obliga tions, some of which weary me. It isn't really a bad world, and I haven't much ground to complain of It. It is comparatively a poor world, however, when set against that other world into which I retire with every oppor tunity the glorious, free and perfect world of my imagination. The toiu muu world, the world of meals and BEGIN3. t'.ie Ohio Loclslnture COST OLD MEN. ica new line GRAND STAND TURNED X Pjtin' tfwihtiinnmi lain", in" "rimMJSmSSSSuumimm With new and stringent laws against gambling and bookmaklng, the sport of kings as the sporting writers call horse racing is no longor a profitable business in many places. It remained for Cincinnati, fcowever, to turn a grand stand into an apartment house and a race track into a picnic grounds. Oakley Park track famous old Oakley Park, where the flootest race horses in the world thundered into the stretch, smashing world's rec ords to the wild applause of thousands of spectators la to become a housing place for babies and canaries and Janitors and phonographs. The grand stand, with the seats torn out, and walls and stairways and partitions put In, will become one of the largest apartment houses in tho country. It is 320 feet long by 60 feet deep, and will contain 125 rooms. It will be fitted up after the Spanish style of architecture. The three-acre grounds will be parked off. Nothing in the general structure of the build ing will be changed. The turrets and Judges' stand and the cupolas will all remain. Even the steps which led into the stand will become marble stairs leading to suites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and the Janitor. clothes and weather, I share with ev erybody. No preference or special consideration is given to me. I often get a kick or a cuff that I despise, even though I know that I earned it. But the other world is all my own. I am Its creator, king and master. Noth ing happens in it that does not please me; nothing exists without my con sent. It revolves around me. I am its sun and center; all else is subor dinate. There is no order, system or law in it that gives me the slightest trouble, for I alter, change or abolish these at my pleasure. Of course I es cape whenever I can from the com mon everyday world In which I am so insignificant into the world which Is wholly my own. Orlando Jay Smith. X ARABELLA'S THREAD. t "From all I can gather," said Mr. Billtops, "our house must bo tilled with 'number fifty' spool cotton." A writer in the New York Sun gives the facts upon which Mr. Hilltops based his belief. He gathered from Mrs, Hilltops, but as the reader will per ceive, there is a loophole in hi.4 logic. " 'Fifty' thrsad, it bici.is, is the thread most commonly brought into household use; e very sewer must have, whatever else she may or may not have, a spool of 'fifty' thread; and so, for instance, Mrs. Hilltops always has a spool of 'fifty' thread In her w oik backet, and our daughter Arabella always has a spool in hers, or she Is supposed to have; but soinewhow Ara bella la always losing her 'fifty' threcd the affairs of the world. Old ago is not In itself a badg of honor, but old age attended by wisdom, charity and usefulness Is such a precious possession to a world, which tends now to run too fast, that Its results ought to be conserved atid used. Minneapolis Tribune. OF WAR PREPARATIONS. HE cost of a great battleship complete is about $10,000,000, and the effective life of one of these floating fortresses is about fifteen years. Figures of this sort acquire thrlr greatest significance by comparison. It is somewhat startling to be told that the cost of a great battleship equals the valuation of all the land and the 100 buildings which Harvard University has accumulated in 2.'0 years, plus all the land and buildings of Hampton and Tuskegee in stitutes. According to Eloch, the writer on war, the cost of ono shot by a big cannon, including the deterioration of tha weapon, is $1,700. This amount would send through college a boy who could get along on $425 a year, as many do. It would pay for an ordinary workingman's house. Taking the average figures as given In the sta tistical reports, this sum is equal to a workingman's wages for three and two-thirds years. It Is as much as the salary of the average school teacher in this coun try for five and one-third years. Our governments, national, State and local, are con tinually importuned to do more for social betterment In one way and another, especially for education. Refusal is based on the lack of funds. When It is remembered that one battleship represents an outlay sufficient for the establishment of a university, the possibilities from the reduction of expenditures for military purposes loom large. Think what could be done for education, for irrigation, for reforestation, in providing better housing conditions for the people, and in many other ways of like significance with the expenditures mads nocessary by the fear of war! Chicago News. WIRELESS ELECTRIC LIGHTS. HE marvelous lighting of 4,000 incandes cent lights at Omaha bv current nt il through the air from a generating wire I T A . II .11... A . . yium live luucg uiainut nmrKS anoiuoi era in electricity. The first telegraph in America was opened between Wash ington and Baltimore May 24, 1844. To day the United States has more than 200,600 miles of line, comprising more than 1,250,000 miles of wire, in the operation of whch 30,000 persons are employed at an annual salary" of more than $14,000,000. The first telephone Jine went Into com'mlssTon In Boston in 1877. To-dlf Ue'Vnlted States is talking over 3,400,000 tele phones, or owe for evefy'twenty-three inhabitants. There are 40,000 telephone operators, and their annual total wags income is $11,000,000. With what amazing rapidity will every available wa ter power be harnessed, since the Omaha expert has fouid a way to send electric power by the same air route? The wonderful accomplishments of the last half century may read like fiction, but the greater possibilities of the near future actually smack of Aladdin and his won derful lamp. Chicago Journal. INTO APARTMENT HOUSE. and that la what makes me think that the bouse must be full of it " 'Mother,' says Arabella, Tve lost my "fifty" thread,' and as she speaka she looks in vain for it in her work basket. '"Is that soT says Mrs. Billtops. "Yes," says Arabella, 'I can't find it anywhere. I think I'll have to bor row yours.' 'Then she comes and gets the 'fifty' out of Mrs. Bllltop's basket, and Mrs. B. puts a fresh spool In. "The next morning Arabella says, with a strong accent on the 'do': " 'What do you suppose has become of my "fifty" thread? Have you seen it anywhere? "Mrs. Hilltops says no, eke hasn't; and Arabella says she'll Just borrow her mother's for a minute, which she does, and then Mrs. B. put another number 'fifty' in her basket. I'm sure she buys 'fifty' by the dozen spools. "The next day Arabella, hunting throiiKh her work-basket, looks up and says: "'Well, If that isn't the strangest thing! I've lost my 'fifty' thread. Mother, may I borrow your 'fifty' thread for a little while? Mine has simply disappeared.' "So somehow Arabella seems al ways losing her 'fifty' thread and al ways borrowing mother's, and mother Is always keeping the supply good, always ready to fill the demand. "The only thing I don't understand Is what becomes of the thread that Is lost. Our house must be full of 'fifty' thread, but I never come across It anywhere." It's as dllllcult for some wonieu to drive a hortse as it is for others to drive a nail. THE OLD HOME CALLS, Come back to me, Uttlo dancing feet that roam th wlda world o'ar, I long for the lilt of your flying stepi In my BUent rooms onca mora. Come back to mo, little voices gay with laughter and with song, Come back, little hearts beating high with hopes, I have zulated and xnournsd you long. My roses bloom in my garden walks all sweet and wet with the dew, My lights shine down on the long hill road tho waning twlllghta througaj Tho swallows flutter about my eaves as in the years of old, And close about me their steadfast arms the lisping pine-trees fold. But I weary for you at morn and eve, O children of my love. Come back to rue from your pilgrim ways, from the seas and plains ye rora. Come over the meadow and ur the lane to my door set open wide, And sit ye down whero the red light Fhines from my welcoming flreBlde. I keep for you all your childhood dreams, your gladness and dellghta, Tho Joy of days In the sun and rain, the sleep of care-free nights, All tho sweet faiths ye have lost and rougbt again shall be your own. Darlings, come to my empty henrt I am old and still alone! Youth's Companion. mS'.Ae Escape A ';f X.T ! . I "You are always showing me how rou desplfte men who give their lives to accumulating riches," said Muriel, leaning forward. "You are always preaching against Mammon. Why?" "Because Mammon Is the most cruel god the world has ever known," said Grant, looking straight before him, out towards the open lagoon. "Yes," said Muriel, "I know." Sha spoke softly," and Grant was tieatly surprised. Since they had been In Venice their friendship had been growing deeper. As they grew fa miliar with the beautiful dead city they had come Into touch with the past. And they had both been con scious of that mysterious influence which, in Venice more than anywhere else, the past gains on those who lift the veil and look beneath. "You know?" he asked. "Yes. Let me left you. Let us go out into the lagoon." They went out; past their hotel, past a cluster of gondolas clinging round a boatload ot musicians, like files on sugar, past the mouth ot the Gludecca and through the glow of light from the Plarzetta, out to the smooth, dark, quiet water of the la goon. And there Muriel told her story. "Do you know why I am here in Europe?" she began. "I have thought of no reason," said Grant, "save the usual ones for a Eu ropean tour. You have come over now, of course, because Robert was coming to take ud his work In Paris." "But the real reason is this. There is a man In New York who wants me to marry him. You probably know him Dudley Hughes, one of the great truBt magnates. He asked me, and I refused. Then he asked my mother, I repeated my refusal to thera both. After what, I imagine, he considered a suitable Interval, he asked me again. Of courso, you know ho Is immensely rich." Nothing had prepared Grant for this confession. He received it without protest or any sign of surprise. He knew Hughes. He was neither better nor worse than many others who, like him, stood well in the eyes of their god, Mammon. "And what did you say the second time?" ho asked at last. . "I said I would give my answer in six months. During that six months he was not to see me or to write to me, neither was his name to be men tioned to me. I was to be perfectly free. On my part I promised that at the end of the time I would consent If I could. I would try to bring myself to do so. The six months are half way through now." "And you are going to consent?" Grant demanded. "How can 1 refuse?" the asked. "Look at his wealth, look at his posi tion, look at the power I should have as his wlfo. How can I escape T" Grant looked out over the dark, quiet water and thought It was strange he had never guessed at this, though there was no reason why ha hould have done so. Evidently he was only looked upon by Mrs. White as a pleasant traveling companion for Muriel. He did not affect the serious business on foot "I suppose at the bottom of your heart," he said at last, "you love him. His strength and persistence have won." "At the bottom of my heart," said Muriel, "I fear him." The natural question was on Grant's Hps. But he did not ask it. He un derstood the immense power which Hughes and his wealth were against a girl's opposition. He would conquer her scruples in the end, and she felt that he would. But Grant now knew what Muriel had meant when she said she knew that Mammon is the most cruel god the world has ever known. "Yes," he said, "I understand how dllllcult it must be to escape. But the things best worth doing In life are often the most difficult. Why do you hate him?" "Because he seems to crush every thing before'hlm; good or bad, It Is all alike if it stands in his way." Grant waited. He knew he would hear more. "Men and women," Muriel went on "are to him mere pawns, infinltesslmal, unimportant pawns, to be swept aside, destroyed or allowed to live on and enjoy life, as the case may be, as long as his gigantic plans prosper. As for me, he wants nie because he wants a young and beautiful wife to be the chief ornament to his great wealth. He does not love me, as ordinary men and women understand love. But he has set his mind, I won't say his heart, on winning me, He Isn't lying awake urn nlfihts thinking of me now. But ht has placed this scheme of his in its pigeonhole, and when the day cornea he will be ready, perhaps, to the very hour." "Yes." agreed Grant "the tort of man whom the great god Mammon loves. All that you say is, I know, true." Then he sat up and turned towards her. "But you can escape," he said, "Just as I have scaped." "I have been thinking of that" said Muriel, "ever since that morning whsn we met on the liner and you said you had left Wall street forever." "And the way of escape is easy for you." Grant urged. "For I love you." She Bat silent She knew what was offered her. She stood at the cross ways. She had to choose between be ing a millionaire's wife or the wlfa of the mail ?he loved. , For she had como To love Grant "I cannot offer you immense wealth," he was saying, "but you and I together might know the Joy of liy ing. What is your answer?" She knew all thaj he meant, all the good Joy of life which might be hera. "Let me think," sho asked. Across the lagoon the lights of Ven ice ahone; Venice, which in her day had seen so much of man's quest and toll for wealth, so many cruel and evil things done in the pursuit of riches, and, with the lapse of time, had seen all that piled-up wealth decay. And the thought of that helped her. Her courage grew. Her Instinct for what was good In life was true and whole some. She saw that Mammon brings no man or woman satisfaction at the last The gondola had turned, and thav were going back towards Venice now. and still she delayed her answer. But presently she nut her hand in Grant's. "Help me to escape," she whispered. And Grant kent her hand wTnr aha had put it Edward Cecil in Sketch. WOMEN ARTISTS. Moat ot Thera Hare a llliti arabl Time la Brew York. Every year brings a bla- increase in the total of women soendlna: lonelv lives in studio apartments in this city. says the New York Press. These wom en sacrifice real home life and often the chance of marriage to a fanatical pursuit of that thlna- thev call Art They toll patiently and unceasingly, day after day and month after month, always being lured on by the delusion that sometime fame and fortune may be won. There are a score of so-called studio buildings to-day where a few years ago there were only a few. In these buildings tho "women artlsta" work and Bleep in one or two rooms. They cook breakfast on a stove con nected by a rubber tuba to a gaa Jet, the whole outfit coitlna- exactly 8R cents. They use three or four plates, cups ana saucers for crery-day ser vice ; for the rare occasions when tTiav entertain guests they hold In reserve a Japanese china service, consisting of a dozen pieces, and bought in a big black box for $10. It wculd be a crime for one of these studio-dwellers to hare her rooms in a condition of tidi ness, and thesa women belleva It la the proper thing to let their hair fly at random and to dress themselves ;arelessly. They take the term "ai 1st" as a license to a hanoy-a-o-luekv existence, which does not enhance their personal looks nor commend them as friends or acquaintances for practical persons. In the erenlna thev slip out of their "dens" to restaur ants, supposed to be Bohemia, and which dispense spaghetti and villain ous red wine for a trifling charge. Tho vast majority, If not all, of these wom en are only wasting their time and laying up sorrow for the day when they discover they have missed the real happiness In life and are too lats to hope to win It. Courtship la tha North. The old EBklmo lit a cup of walrui oil and peered over the sealskin cur. tain. "Aurora," he called, sharply. "1$ that young man down there yt?" "Yes, pa," answered the Eskimo belle. "Well, I want you to cut him out, understand?" "Er you'll have to do it yourself, pa; he has been here so long he 14 frozen to the snow settee." Succe4 Magazine. In view of the fact that women are careful in their dress, men ought to be; men have a great dual less to b careful of.