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! Long, Long Ago,
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(Republished by Request.)
Tell me the tales that to me were so
dear.
Long;. Ions; ago, long;, long;, ago;
Sing; me the songs I delighted to hear.
Long, long ago. long ago.
Now you are come, all my grief la re
moved. Let me forget that so long; you have
roved.
Let me believe that you love as you
loved,
Long, long ago, long ago.
Ek you remember the path where we
met.
Long, long ago. long, long ago? -Ah,
yes! you told me yon ne'er would
forget.
Long, long ago, long ago. -Then
to all others my smile you pre
ferred. Love, when you spoke, gave a charm to
each word.
Still my heart treasures the praises I
heard.
Long, long ago, long ago.
Though by your kindness my fond hopes
were raised.
Long, long' ago. long ago.
You by more eloquent lips have been
praised,
Long, long ago, long ago.
But by long absence your truth has been
tried.
Still to your accents I listen with pride.
Blest as I was when I sat by your side.
Long, long ago, long aero.
T. H. Bayly.
Trifling with Fate.
BY FRANCES S. HODGE.
(Copyright, 1901. by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
Ted, the adored; Ted, the only male
in a family ot nine, was ill. Mrs.
Baker hung over him in all the moth
er's agony, vainly beseeching him to
take his medicine, while down in the
library the other members of the fam
ily huddled in a terrified group, speak
ing in whispers or gazing blankly at
the certain misery of the future.
"A bad case of pneumonia," Dr.
Newman had said. "I must have a
nurse. One will be here in an hour."
Then he had started out of the door.
Now, in this family of adoring
women were many prejudices. They
had no "advanced ideas," and to them
all nurses were "bold and forward
creatures, not fit for Ted to meet." Be
sides, hadn't they read only last week
of a man who had married his nurse,
and didn't that prove that all mem
bers, of the profession take advantage
of a man's weak and susceptible con
dition to make love to him ? Was Ted,
whose matrimonial prospects were
unknown to him, the subject of
numerous . family discussions, to
be coerced into marrying a nurse?
Eld not each sister have a best
friend saved for him, and why,
the whole future happiness of
, the family depended on the sort of
girl he married! A nurse! Cousin
Lizzie, a tiny woman of uncertain
years, rose to the emergency as she
heard the click of the door-latch, and
burst oat, "Oh, doctor, a nurse! Con
Eider our feelings!"
Dr. Newman had no time to under
stand, and he answered shortly: "Feel
ings? I am considering your feelings.
The boy is very 111. I am unwilling
to trust him in any but a trained
hand." '
Miss Brooks wondered why she was
kept in the parlor, and why the family
came in one by one to bring her a
glass of water, to offer her fruit, to
show her photographs of the Paris ex
position. She began to find the situa
tion interesting.
"Mother says she can't leave Ted,
but we must make a change," reported
Alice, the youngest daughter, in the
library.
At the same time Cousin Lizzie came
from her inspection in the parlor. She
had made the excuse of finding out the
price, and Miss Brooks had answered
"Twenty-five dollars a week as a rule
but $30 for contagious diseases .and
men." No appreciation of the humor
had come to Cousin Lizzie, and now
she said: "If he doesn't die he will
marry her." in the manner of one who
declined to determine which contin
gency would be worse. At last, with
an expression of conscious heroism,
and a murmur of "protecting the dear
"A bad case of pneumonia."
boy. she walked grimly back into the
parlor. - -
Miss Brooks offered no help. The
stylish figure and the waving auburn
hair loomed as dreadful danger before
the nervous little lady, white the
charming manner was conclusive proof
,that she stood between Ted and de
struction. She found herself dashing
madly from subject to subject in her
effort to come to the point, when a
sound reached Miss Brooks' ears that
brought .her professional duty before
J 4 .
her. She rose and said decisively:
"Will you show me where I can change
my dress? I think the patient needs
me."
Cousin Lizzie sprang in front of the
door and the tiny form quivered with
excitement. She laid a trembling hand
on Miss Brooks' arm and looked up ap
pealingly. "My dear," she said, "we
can't let you nurse Ted. He's all we've
got, and and you're too pretty."
There was a twitching of the face,
but otherwise Miss Brooks controlled
herself perfectly. In a calm tone she
asked. "Shall I have the office send you
a nurse that is not good looking?"
As the door shut Cousin Lizzie sank
exhausted into a chair, while a sympa
thetic crowd offered her water, a fan
and appreciation.
An hour later Mrs. Baker was strug
gling "with the delirious Ted.
'Lie still, dear, and. let mother
"You're too pretty."
smooth your head," she implored help
lessly. "Oh! Mummie, don't bother so. The
fellows are waiting for me," and' he
sprang half out of bed.
A tall figure suddenly appeared be
fore him and strong hands laid hold of
him. "You must lie still," a strange
voice said, and he found himself look
ing with amazement into a pair of gray
eyes, disputing his will. '
"Must?" he asked. No one had ever
said must to him.
"Must," was the answer, with a
tightening of the lips. He lay still to
puzzle out the state of affairs. His
head was raised and a glass held to
his lips. He had not said he would
take anything. In his amazement he
drank the medicine without protest
ing. Miss Stewart's best friends could
never call her pretty. The Baker fam
ily did not care to see what was in
her face, being merely on the guard
against certain qualities supposed to
be irresistible to the stronger Bex. The
family was terror-stricken Into full
appreciation of her professional quali
fications in the ensuing days. As the
sound of labored breathing or of pain
ful delirium rent their hearts, they felt
the value of her calm, alert strength.
and took comfort. When the crisis
was passed and Dr. Newman an
nounced. "He will get well, thanks to
his nurse," they could find no words
for their gratitude.
During the days of convalescence
she proved as resourceful as at the
critical stage, and the family now no
ticed her non-prcfesslonal qualifies
tions at first with considerable awe.
later with much appreciation.
One day Ted, . bundled up in rugs,
had been taken to the piazza. The
sound of voices came to the family.
"She's teasing him again," said Alice,
with satisfaction. He had always
teased hes, and she found the situa
tion delightful. ,
"We can rest assured he will never
fall in love with any one who manages
him as she does," said Cousin Lizzie.
"How thankful we should be that I
was able to save him from that dan
gerous nurse!"
.If the family could have seen Ted's
face at that moment, when Miss Stew
art was saying, "The man la getting
maudlin; I'll send some of his adoring
(family to him, there would have been
, doubt in their minds. Fortunately,
Miss Stewart had perfect control ot
herself and of him.
During the next year Te4 worked
as he had never worked la his life,
and during the last six months the
importance and the Irregularity of his
engagements, completely mystified the
family. . The mother understood. She
had been the confidant of a frenzied
son during the six months Miss Stew
art had sternly forbidden him to call
or to write, "so you can forget me If
you want to. and I shan't seem to my
self to be taking advantage." When
he explained to his mother that Miss
Stewart had done work in the world
and he had not, so he must make him
self worthy of her, the mother could
only mutter bitterly to herself,
"Worthy of a nurse!" When, however,
she watched the spoiled boy come into
his . manhood and heard him ' pro
nounced a rising young lawyer-the
bitterness lessened.
The announcement of the engage
ment was a painful occasion to the
family. Ted's remarks, when . he
caught Cousin Lizzie's "A nurse to get
him after all!" were in no measured
terms.
"Will she manage you, Ted?" Alice
asked after the storm.
"I hope so, Lai," he answered, as he
pulled her curls. "You, too, I guess."
The family discussions thereafter
turned into " reminiscences of Miss
Brooks' charms and reflections upon
the danger of trying to avert another's
fate. . '
Miss Stewart never understood why
her friend. Miss Brooks, greeted the
announcement of the engagement with
such rapturous delight.
A RAT-TRAP EXPOSITION.
Queer Kind of an Exhibition Just Closed
at Copenhagen.
The first international exposition ot
rat traps recently c'osed at Copen
hagen after a most successful display
of rodent exterminating devices. As
might have ben supposed in such a
momentus affair. America would not
be overlooked, and it is equally cer
tain that Yankee ingenuity would be
suitably recognized in gold-medal
awards. As a matter of fact, two gold
and one bronze medal actually did go
to American exhibitors. In all these
were 100 sovereign exhibitors, to whom
five medals" were awarded in addition
to the American awards, while all the
makers of rat traps in Denmark, as
well as numerous inventors, took this
unusual oppoiiuni y to exhibit their
contrivances. Rats have become such
a pest in Denmark, as well as in Swe
den and part of Germany, that an ex
position was decided upon as the only
adequate way In which the public
could be made acquainted with the
latest appliances. That it was no second-class
exhibitlcn is prcvid by the
royal patronage of Prince and Princess
Christian of Denmark and the visit of
an official representative of Gsrmany,
Count Schwerin. Preparations for this
curious gathering had been under way
for over three years. It was organ
ized by the "committee for the ra
tional extermination of rats in Den
mark," which for a numbar of years
has carried on a crusade against the
rodents. The most successful meas
ure has been the payment of bounties
amounting to abcut 3 cents for every
rat killed. In the couise of eighteen
weeks 102 000 rats were destroyed in
Copenhagen by the bounty claimants.
Sweden offered a similar government
bounty beginning Ma ch 1 list, and in
five mon;hs 103.000 rats have been
killed and paid for in Stockholm alone.
The alarming multiplicity of rats is
evidenced by the record of some of the
smaller towns in Denmark, where as
many es five rats per inhabitants have
been destroyed in less than two years.
Chicago News. -
To Exterminate AnVa,
Powdered borax sprink.ed artanj
the infested places will exterminate
both red ants and black ants. Powder
ed cloves are said to drive them away,
Another plan is to grease a plate with
lard, and set it where these, insects
abound. They prefer lard to anything
else, and will forsake sugar for it. Pace
a few sticks around the plate for the
ants to climb up on. Occasionally turn
the plate bottom up over the fire, and
the ants will fall in with the melted
lard. (2.) Set a quantity of cracked
walnuts or she'.lbarks on plates in the
closet where these ants congregate.
The ants will - collect on the nuts in
myriads. Turn nuts and ants together
into the fire, and put fresh nuts on the
plates.' Then powder camphor and put
in the holes and crevices of the closet.
Lord Roberts Perfectly Satisfied.
Field Marshal Earl Roberts, former
ly commander-in-chief of the British
forces In South Afr.'ca, in a speech this
week said that everything was bsins
done to end the war quickly. Lord
Kitchener's demands for men. horses
and stores were always promptly met
and there was no fau't to fled with the
men or their officers.
This comes pretty closely - to ac
knowledging that the Boers are no
mean foe. for the war seems almost
as far from ending as when it b;gan.
Vh the Women Rata.
, The witness was just getting to th
thrilling part of the story when the
judge interrupted. "There are extrane
ous matters," she said, "that are dis
tracting the attention of the court and
preventing her from giving evidence
proper consideration. We will take a
recess of fifteen minutes in order that
the court may retire and find cat
whether her back hair is really coming
down." Chicago Post.
A Chicago bank clerk has Invent
an apparatus which photographs bns
checks at the rate of .19,490 m sear. ,-
FOB, WOMEN AND HOME
ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR MAIDS
AND MATRONS.
Don't Tell Tow 'Woe Ian Tow Friends
loo Hay Mead Thm 8od Day
What to Do Whan Ulna Don't far
CUrla.
KEEP TOUR SECRETS.
When in a "state of nerves" It is
best not to. seek human sympathy.
Likely as not our friends have troubles.
of their own and it's altogether .too
bad to risk breaking the possible weak
link of the chain of friendship. And
this la just what lots of us do. When
everything is using us awry we go to
see Sue or Kit. It shown the pale
green silk Sue has just nought for
a waist we remind her how ghastly
Louise looked in that shade of pale
green and furthermore acridly admit
it's a color we'd never choose for our
selves. On the other hand, if we fa-
vor(?) Kit with our society we prob
ably give her to nnderstand that we
think her children ought to be turned
out during the visit, or, if she has no
children, we perhaps suggest that
there ought to -be a law . compelling
people to make their maids wear felt-
soled shoes. Or perhaps it's the dog
or the sunshine. And then no doubt
we go home and' waste time wonder
ing why friends aren't what they used
to be. So take that famous piece of
advice and "don't." When the blue
devils get you just fly away to the
park, unless you can get to the coun
try or the seashore. There you may
tell your trials to the trees, with no
fear of upsetting them. Their nerves
are' warranted. They'll murmur' any
amount of consolation and go right
along with their work, caring not one
whit whether or not you think their
choice of autumn garb Is a success. Oi
go to the clouds. They'll take on all
sorts of shapes for your diversion and
still "roll by,", none the worse for
JOME OF THE
1. With soft loose crimps in front,
Vke sides; a twisted knot at the back
Marcel waved puffing in front, loose
Marcel waved and shaped pompadour,
side combs of white horn, with colored
" DON'TS FOR GIRLS.
TVm't waste emotion. Life is very
short, and excessive feeling disturbs
the brain, weakens tbe heart . and
ages the body.
Don't be proud. Be self-respecting.
Let none use you as a stpladder. Of
fer to assist when you can.
Dnn't nreach: live your sermons. Be
honest, ' virtuous, obliging, merry and
wise, but don't be Pharisaical.
tinn't iudere men by their raiment
Yiv their snpech. Flattery is a chean
and belittling thing, and many a shab
by man has a noble soul, says the
Pittsburg Chronicle.
MODEL SUIT.
Of blue- broadcloth, trimmed with
stitched straps and mink fur.
WOMrSH ISCOVE8.
It Is generally said that in respect
Of tipping women are not generous.
They are always credited with narrow
dealings with cabmen, and they do not
fee waiters on the same scale as the
other sex. On this subject man al
ways waxes facetious, but he Is entire
ly forgetful of the fact whic! has been
your attention, says the Daily News.
If even the park- Is out of question
try it on the dog. . Hell listen with
the most flattering attention and if
you lay on the agony strong enough he
may whimper his sympathy. At any
rate, hell stay by you and sit clos
until you take a. more. -. roseate, view
of affairs In this vale of tears. And
then he'll show his glee most unmis
takably. How his tail will fly! Should
none of these be within your reach
there's still one solace left. You can
surely recall some person much worse
oft than yourself. In conning over
his or her woes you will at least find
comparative comfort. At any rate,
cave your friends. - You may need
them some day.
ACTl'HX COATS.
With continued shoulder seams.
stitched strapping and leaf-shaped
revers. The coat is half-fitting, with
four seams left open for some distance
from the bottom.
LATEST COIFFURE?.
the hair puffed out over the ears at
projecting most In a line with the eyes.
twists . at the back, over -a coil. ... 3.
series of coils and puffs at the back,
gold heading, pompon of green leaves.'
pointed out in a recent letter to a
daily contemporary on an entirely dif
ferent subject that women's incomes
are generally controlled by the more
"generous" sex. Women's allowances
are more often than not cut down to
the slenderest proportions; and it is
astonishing what they are expected to
do with their money.
Men, on the other hand, control their
own purses; they have no account to
give of the way they spend, and if
they kept an account of the money
they so "generously" give way. they
would find that they spend sums which
they would account appalling were
they on the debit side 'of "wives and
sisters. It Is a favorite formula of man
that woman is reckless and extrava
gant; but if one comes to go into de
tails, instead of looking at totals, it
will generally be found that the tables
can be easily turned, says the Phila
delphia Inquirer. In nine cases out of
ten, nay, in ninety-nine cases out of a
hundred could the truth be known, a
man tips, and tips generously to save
himself trouble, and in order to keep
up appearances. A woman, as a rule,
has little margin from which to give
extras, but when she does, she is not
actuated by the same motives. In mon
ey matters man is rarely . juet to
woman, and it is for this reason, per
haps. that... she has show a symptoms
of a revolt.
. EKST BUCKLE IDEAS.
Many new and attractive designs of
buckle? and fancy ornaments are dis
played, burnished silver (French gray
finish), gilt, Roman gold, combinations
of pearls and rhmestones. jet and ho
meric patterns being among the num
ber.
.Gun metal is a favorite material this
season for buckles, and from it are
fashioned also other articles, such
match safes, hatpins, collar and cuff
buttons, knife cases, charms, chains,
watch cases and purse tops.
A novelty In belt sets is the bar ar
rangement. The belt is made of straps
of velvet or satin, and the bars are of
gilt studded with turquoise., amethyst
or other stones.
There are three bars to- a set and a
buckle matching the. - bars. One is
placed at the back and the others at
each side. The elastic beaded girdles
in steel and jet continue in popularity,
' says the Brooklyn Eagle.-
- now Aaont lonr Ch'JdrenT
There are three things ihat a child .
may do with the world that surrounds
him. He may appropriate it; he may
run away from it; he may fight it
These three types of action sum up the
efforts of a man's life, from the cradle
to "the grave. They spring from three
emotions, the most fundamental and
the most difficult to control. These are i
sympathy, fear and anger. What a
child sympathizes with, what he fears, -
what he gets mad at this will deter
mine Very largely what he shall be
come. The training of these emotions
should, therefore, be the primary aim
of every parent and teacher. This
fact has not been generally recognized.
And because it has not, the world H
trull of men and . women Who sympa
thize unwisely, fear unwisely, fight un
wisely and live miserably. Pennsyl
vania Grit. '
The Portrait Painter ta the Kins
It is reported from London that the
American artist, Edwin A;'" Abbey,
whom King Edward VII. recently com
missioned to. paint his . portrait, has
been enjoying the relaxation of the
game of cricket. - He was captain of a
victorious eleven who defeated J. M.
Earrie, heading a literary eleven. Mf.
Abbey's best-known works are his il
lustrations of the "Comedies of -
Shakespeare" -and of Goldsmith's "She
Stoops to Conquer " The artist is a
Fhiladelphian by birth, but has resided
In England for some eighteen years
past. He is ar man of kindly and gen- ,
erous" nature, equally popular wltu
men and women. His several artistia
achievements in England have led to
his election to the. Royal academy.
A tacky Elk- " " v
The Rev. R. G. Rosoamp, pastor
ot the First Presbyterian church of
London, O . ex-grand chaplainof the
order of Elks, who went to London a
fw months ago from Kokomo, Ind..
6.;ems to have struck it rich. While
on a visit to Denver and Salt Lake city
Ifcst year he was Induced to invest $500
In a silver mine. A few days ago he-
went to the latter city to spend a short
vacation and look after his mining in
terests, which seem to be turning out
better than expected. Information
just received is to- the effect that he
has been offered $75,000 for his inter
ests In the rnlno.
Enemy ot the Thistle.
" The Michigan farmers who paid 60
cents a gallon for gasoline that was of
fered to them as an exterminator of
Canadian thistles found that it did
the business without fail, and there
fore got something for their money.
Incidentally they also paid for a bit
of knowledge that will enable other
farmers to fight the thistle successful
ly, and therefore they will probably
not kick themselves hard, or for any
great length of time. "
Largest In the World.
Walter Baker & Co., Ltd., Dorches
ter, Mass., are the largest manufactur
ers of cocoa and chocolate in the
world. They received as gold medal
from the Paris- exposition of last year
This year they have received three
gold medals from the Pan-American
exposition at Buffalo. Their goods are
the standard for purity and excellence.
Earl Roberts Town Residence.
The house in Portland place, Lon
don, which Earl Roberts has pur
chased for his town residence, was for
many years- a center of society and
fashion. From 1820 to 1860 it was oc
cupied by the dowager duchess of
Richmond and was famed for the dhi
liancy of its entertainments during the
London season.
Trnnted Messenger of a King.
Phya Charoon Raja Maitri. the Siam
ese envoy extraordinary and minstei
plenipotentiary to the United States,
belongs to Slam's most advanced parts
and is to be more than a mere officia!
representative of the court. He is a
trusted messenger of the kind and is tc
report ways and means of betterir.
Siamese commerce and government. .
Jtra of llamaa History. .
The ecclesiastical authorities divida
the history of man Into six ages: '(1)
from Adam to Noah, (2) from Noah to
Abraham, (3) from Abraham to David,
(4) from David to the Babylonish cap
tivity. (5) from the captivity of Judah
to the birth of Christ. (6) from th
birth of Christ to "the end of the world.
beramnnergao's Visitors.
Oberammergau used to be deserted
by tourists, except In the years of the '
Passion performances. It Is now be
coming a regu'ar summer resort, about
five hundred persons having spent the
hot months there this year.
.
DEFIANCE STARCH -. "
should be In ever household, none so
good, besides 4 oz. more for 10 cents than
any other brand of cold water starch.
Always do the best you can and let
3th ers think as they will.
BED CROSS BALL BLCE
Should be in every home. Ask your grocei
lor it. Large 2 os. package only 5 cents.
A hypocrite is like the letter p the
Irst in pity and the last in help. . -
.i Warning.
A young- woman at Garden City
Jerked her head back to keep from be
ing kissed and broke her neck. She
did not get kissed, either. It is a ter
rible warning to the girls not to jerk.
Hutchinson. Kas., News. . - .,
Z-aaaaa oat Dogs Collars. - .?
A novel idea for sportsmen seems to
be ot Portuguese origin. An electric
lamp Is placed on the collar of the
hunting dog, and this frightens, foxes
and badgers from their 'burrows when
the do enters.

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