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I stand and look In the glass to-night At my girlish form and m; face so fair. With not a trace or warning of blight Nor hint or shadow of coining care. I feel u Joyous, alive and free! Growing old Is something that's far away; - - - It seems as if I always must bo Young and happy, car free and gay. Deep down in my heart does a thought unfurl I wish I could always stay a girl. My mother is near me, best friend and true; I turn to leave her, and yet I stay; I dimly wonder if I shall, too. IjOok sweet and patient when I as gray. Ah! mother love Is a priceless pearl I wish I could always stay a girl. But he Is waiting for me below, -The one I have promised to love and wed. Oh! what does Ufa hold for me? BHss or woe? Why am I so happy, yet filled with dread T Ah! cheeks of roses! Ah. shining curl! I wish I could always stay a girL Philadelphia Press. - 4 A SUBURBAN SCANDAL By Ju ST. JOHIT Edmund Dolby went home from the cltynhat evening by an earlier train than usual, and Mrs. Dolby was out. He had been uneasy in his mind all day, for the night before he and Letty had quarreled, and It was because this had been fretting him and he was wistful of making his peace with her that he had contrived to get home so much earlier than usual. And now she was out. The facts In connection with that quarrel were, briefly, these: Edmund's one particular friend in Watford was Alfred Hilbert. and Letty's one par ticular friend was Nelly Hilbert, his wife. Once a week the Dolbys went round the corner and spent an even ing with the Hiloerts, and once a week the Huberts came round the corner and spent an evening with the Dolbys. There had been a time when Alfred Hilbert was desperately In love with Letty. Twice she had rejected him, when Edmund made her acquaintance, and they fell In love with each other at sight. Alfred resigned himself to the inev itable so completely that a few months later, being a breezy young man whose heart was too well season ed to break easily, he transferred his affections to Nelly, who was already Letty's dearest friend and had remain ed so ever since. Edmund knew all about this from the beginning. Alfred treated it as a jest. After they were all married, he would speak of his past infatuation as openly at their weekly meetings and laugh about it, never seeming to real ize that nobody enjoyed the joke but himself. Instead of growing inured to his facetious descriptions of his extinct passion, Edmund more and more re sented them, even rebuking Letty now and then, as if she were to blame for having been passively responsible for Alfred's fascination. Last night, after the Huberts were gone, he had rebuked her with unrea sonable irritation, for he was of a nat urally jealous temperament, and had gradually persuaded himself that. Al fred was much too attentive to his wife, and that Letty's manner toward him was unnecessarily gracious. Letty was disposed at the outset to answer him laughingly, but her flip pancy exasperated him. Finally he so lost control of himself that his pre posterous hints and innuendos stung and insulted her. Her cold dignity was unabated by breakfast time this morning, and as he could not humble himself and sur render, he had gone off to the city sul lenly, without kissing her. Away from her. he remembered all her sweetness, and was ashamed that his jealousy could so outrageously be fool him. Her had pictured it all vividly; he had hastened home to fulfil his happy imaginings and she was out. - There was a piece of crumpled' paper He sat stunned, re-reading it mechan ically. :- lying In the fender. He had noticed It Idly, directly he sat down, and now. suddenly, seeing there was writing on It. he picked it np, - straightened it out. and read It: "Have got the tickets. Be at my office not later man 7, and we will go. TIU death and aftw Alfred." He sat stunned, rereading It me chanically, as If it - lueant . Lothing to him. Gradually the words seemed to barn Into his brain. He started to his feet and snatched KkntUU ADCOCK. hia watch from his pocket. A quar ter past six. There was a bare possi bility that he might even yet be in time to intercept them, and he must make the most of that. As he passed the Huberts' door a vaguely forlorn hope tempted him aside, and he knocked tiU the servant opened it. "Is Mr. HUbert here?" he demand ed. "No. sir. . "Where Is Mrs. HUbert?" "In the drawing-room, sir." "I want to speak to her. - Don't trouble. I wUl go to her." He step- And I was so so unkind this morning!" ped Inside and closed the door, and Nelly was scared by the pallor and the tense expression of his face. "Why ! What's wrong, Edmund V she ejaculated. He told her. panting and stammer ing incoherently. "Nonsense!" she interrupted. "There must be some mistake " "There is no mistake, he cried. "I have his letter to her." "Where is it?" "He says" he was fumbling hast ily In his pockets "he says he has booked their passage, and she is to meet him at his office by 7. Oh. I can't find it must have left it at home! But it doesn't matter I've told you what It says. But I can't stop. I want to catch the next train to Euston " "Oh, please wait let me come with you!" They reached the station not a moment too soon. The train stopped nowhere untU it arrived at Euston. As it drew np at the platform Ed mund sprang out and assisted NeUy to alight. "Here! What's up? . Where are you two off to?". - They started round and were face to face with Alfred Hilbert. "Where is my wife?" gasped Ed mund, seizing his arm. "Don't talk like a fool! Tell me what's happened. "You know well enough " "I tell you I don't; I want to know! And I want to know, too, what are you two tearing off together like this for?" Either he was a hardened and ac complished hypocrite or he really did find it hard to realize exactly what he was charged with, and eventually he was as baffled as themselves.' "All I can say is." he reiterated. "that note was not from me." "But It's In your writing." Edmund Insisted. "Cant help that. I've never writ ten to Letty In my life not " since you've , known her. Ned, anyhow, Where's the letter?" . "I thought I had It with me" Ed mund began to search through his pockets again I must have left it. No. here It Is!" ' He pulled it out, and the other two read It over his shoulder. . "Tea,- that's mine, right enough." Alfred admitted. Then, all of a sud den, he broke Into a roar of laughter. "It Is mine " " "it's no laughing matter " - "Why. mustn't - a man write to his own wife, then? It's the note I sent to Nell, here, the day before yesterdav!" "It cant be! How can It be?" pro tested Edmund. " "I found it at my house in the n replace. -All right! Ton ask Nelly." NeUy glanced at It again, eagerly. -So It Is!" she crlsf. IaughlBg hys terically. "I called to see Letty this morning, and she had a headache. ex plained Kelly; "so I slipped back home to fetch her some tabloids, and, this Is the paper I wrapped them In ' it happened to be In my pocket. I gave Letty the tabloids and threw the paper. In the tender. : If I had thought of it while 7011 were telling me and yet, how could IT" Back, again at Watford, they shook hands and parted, and when Edmund returned home, there was Letty wait ing for him. She met him In the hall. and. be fore he could decide how to greet her, she clasped her arms round his neck. "I -did so want you to come home, dear!" she whispered. "I I was delayed, he murmured, awkwardly. , "I had gone out to get this for you, Ned." "This" was a gold pencil, with his Initials engraved on it. She drew It from her pocket and offered It to him shyly. "It was not ready last night. . And I was so so unkind this morning! I never even wished yon " He took most of the wishes in kisses. "And I was afraid when you came home and went out again without see ing me, that you" her voice faltered penitently "that you were still angry with me." "No; it wasn't that, sweetheart. It wasn't that at all." "I was so afraid that, perhaps " "No, It was nothing but a-r-but I say, Letty, I'm hungry!" he said, scheming for time to think how to make the least of It all. "Let us sit down, and I'll tell you the whole story over dinner." Sketch. GREATNESS THAT WAS HIDDEN. The New Reporter's Awful "Break," and Its Effect. There is a well-known newspaper man who is old enough to be married and have a family and has one who Is withal of slight physique, small stature, and elects to wear a smooth face. He has had some rare assign ments; has been a war correspondent, has been to see Mont Felee blow up. has lived among the ruins of Balti more, has been intrusted with many important commissions, but he can not get over the habit of looking young. One evening recently he went to a public dinner to write an intro duction, and a young reporter who has been in the business about six months was assigned to the same place to report some of the speeches. The experienced reporter has had all of the public dinners he wants, so he drifted in with the cheese, whereas the new reporter, to whom such things are a novelty, was on hand to get the oysters and secure his share of drink. The new reporter is a youth of impos ing presence and magnificent self-con fidence, which will land him in an edi torial chair in time. He had just lighted his cigar when the experi enced man blew In and took his seat, modestly, on the edge of the circle of scribblers. The two men who figure In this narrative had never met one another, so neither paid any attention to his neighbor till the fresh young man had finished his cigar and his draft of the chairman's address, when he turned to his senior, gave him a quarter, and said: "Sonny, run across the street and fetch me a couple of cigars." And they tenderly bore away the remains. Brooklyn Eagle. Odd Insurance. An educated chimpanzee that died In England recently was insured for $125,000. Other notable entertainers are heavily insured also. Mme. Pattl was one . of the originators of this kind of insurance. Her voice the most intangible of subjects is in sured for $5,000, at a premium of $125 for each performance. Paderewskl's hands are underwritten for $50,000 and for each of his concerts a temporary policy of $7,500 Is taken out. Josef Hofmann goes even farther and sets a price of $500 on each finger of both hands. As a precaution against acci dent preventing his performance, Ku- belik's right hand is Insured for $10,- 000 for each concert and for $50,000 against total disablement. Father John's Power. Father John of Cronstadt, who has prophesied that the war against Japan will continue for twenty-five years. Is reaUy the Rev. John Sergieff, one of the priests of St. Andrew's cathedral. In the famous fortress city. After the czar, he Is and has been for years the greatest man in Russia, by virtue of his piety and reputed power of healing. People of the highest rank. as weU as the poorest peasants, go to him for help. He was summoned to the death bed of Emperor Alexander and when the present czar was strick en with typhoid In Lividla public opin ion required the Imperial doctors to be re-enforced by Father John's healing touch. . A Song. One time there was an ared kinar. His heart was heavy. . his head was gray. ' -And this same poor aged king Took a girl to wife one day. There was a cage both blond and vonnr. Bis hair was gold and his heart was say. Be bore the silken train that hong From the Queen's shoulders on day. Bava yoa heard the old. old song of man i Sweet, sweet tt m. and very sad! Both fo them died it was the win of men Died because of the love they had. Entitled to a Rest. Rev. Dr. William A. Robinson, pas tor . of the First Congregational church of Middletown, N. Y.. - a prised his congregation by hntiC in his resignation after thirty-nine years" service in the ministry. He said he was 64 years old and as army officers were retired at that age he thought lie would retire. PAPER BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES and MURAL DECORATIONS a a ft A nine hundred dollar paper gown was the sensation of a recent eotton and paper costume ball given by the aristocracy of Brussels, says the New Tork Times. This unique and costly creation was worn by a princess of the blood royal. The trappings of the lay figures In paper pattern stores are fashioned largely of tissue, while this of their rival in the flesh was of crepe paper, so skillfully, so deftly made that it might easily be mistaken for crepe de chine or any of the crink ly fabrics now so fashionable. "Is It possible to put $900 Into the making of a paper dress?" was asked o. the largest crepe and tissue paper manufacturer in the world, whose shop is in down-town New Tork. "Not impossible In Brussels, per haps, but hardly possible in the United States." was the reply. "The price of such a costume would depend largely upon the art with which it was fash ioned and decorated rather than the Intrinsic value of the paper used. There is no end, however, to the money that may be put into a fancy paper costume. The main cost is In the decoration, which Is largely floral. As much art and skill and hand labor are expended these days In the mak ing of paper flowers as In the finest outputs of muslin, sUk or velvet used in French millinery. " The results ar tistically are rapidly becoming not a whit less beautiful and equally as dur able. The cost of finest paper flow ers Is scarcely less than that of hot house American Beauties' or any choice natural flower out of season, it horticulture may be said now to have any season that Is not its own. The value of the paper flower for most purposes lies in its lasting qual ity. The Brussels dress was doubt- In the Cozy Corner. less richly trimmed in fine ' flowers, withs myriads of electric lights hidden in the petals, which would greatly en hance the cost, since batteries range in price from $100 to $300. How much of the world's wealth Is ON paper Is pretty generaUy under stood, but how much is literally IN paper is yet to be reckoned. Since the Introduction In this country of crepe paper, some fourteen years ago, it has made rapid strides in popular favor, largely displacing in household, theater and personal decoration many silk and cotton stuffs formerly deemed indispensable. , Crepe paper is an American enter prise. To such perfection has it been brought by the chemist and machine power that the beautiful hand-printed paper stuffs Imported from Japan may be had here now with a beauty of de sign and delicacy of coloring that baf fle the connoisseur familiar with the art of the. Orient, while the cost is within reach of modest purses. Of such sturdy fibre and exquisite tex ture are many of these crepe papers, to be bought by the roll In every dry goods store or stationary shop, that they are no longer confined to the purely decorative, but are being util ized for every day wear In the shape of kimoaos, hats or boas. The paper hat, once restricted to the stage or found In bonbons or at children's par ties. Is now seen on the head of fash ion, not only at social functions, but In the street. v - ' The extent to which paper flowers are used toy florists In church and house wedding decorations la a secret of the trade. -In window and ceiling denorations they are most effective and defy detection. The makers have the satisfaction of beholding The Gown of a Silken Houses Designs "queens of the garden" and the petted offsprings of hothouse culture wilt and perish on every side, whUe the products of their art reign supreme. The decorative possibilities of paper In table and house decoration extend from lamp and electric bulb shades to lambrequins and curtains.. The decorations In one of the most effective acts in "the Marriage of Kit ty" are made almost entirely of crepe paper curtains, draperies, table and couch pillow covers, lamp shades aad cut flowers. What a wealth of sug gestion in crepe paper this act offers to the woman in quest of artistic, cool, and Inexpensive decoration for sum mer country houses. Unhappily, pho tography is yet unable to reveal the beauty of coloring in the bedroom shown In the illustration. The' color scheme is white and pink. The entire bed coverings, spread, canopy and drapery are of crepe paper. The de- sign is pink and pale yellow chrysan themums brocaded on white back ground having all the bas-relief rich ness of the costliest satin brocade. The brocade comes in ten-foot rolls, forty-two Inches wide. Three strips the length of the bed are ample to make a cover for a double bed. By cutting one strip in two and crinkling the edges by pulling it through the hands, a narrow ruffle effect is secured. Inr the Illustration a strip of this description is adjusted down the center of the cover.' The strips are put together with paste spe cially made for the purpose. ' It dries quickly and is as strong and durable as machine sewing. The deep flounce or valance hanging from the frame of the bed meets the spread, giving the finishing touch to the whole. .The flounce is made of plain pink paper. The plain paper also comes In ten foot rolls, but 'is only twenty Inches wide. The canopy is draped in the plain pink .with the brocade forming the lambrequin effect over the top. The bolster , roll Is covered with one width of the brocade and tied with bunches of wide pinkatln ribbon. . To make the curtains for ordinary, bedroom windows cut a strip- of the brocade the length of the - window, then split it Into three parts. Like wise out the plain pink Into three strips. By deftly pulling the edges through, the Angers a ruffle effect is secured. Hang the plain pink over white scrim or lace curtains. Then over the plain pink, leaving the ruf fle effect exposed, hang the brocade. In the same way, as taste may dictate, drape the plain, pink and brocade over the top of the window to form the lambrequin ' in v keeping with the draped curtains. The three windows of the room shown In the photograph .' lj I " Beof Paper. . ? ? s a Princess, as Gorgeous as Robe of State Whole Lined with Wonderful of Paper. . are done in this way with charming effect. The table lamp and gas jets are likewise decorated. The entire decoration of this room, the apartment of an original Brooklyn girl whose skilled hands work mir-r acles la paper and paste, was made out of six rolls of the decorative and eight rolls of the plain crepe paper. Aside from the bed and curtains for three windows there were two pil lows, two table covers, and odd bits. The whole cost of the material was $2.50. With reasonable care It will stand six months' wear without be coming soiled or shabby looking. In climates where coal is not used It will remain clean much longer. Aside from the saving of laundry bills the whole is easily folded up and laid away, and in travel takes up very little space in a trunk. Therein lies its great utility to college girls or women on the move who cannot liva without a touch of the decorative and homelike in their surroundings. A college girl could fit up her room In her favorite color or flower and have flag decorations of any color or frater nity she might choose, for the pen nants of all college clubs are to be had in crepe paper. Where Our Presidents Are Buried. The strangest thing, perhaps, in the history of Washington is that not one of the dead presidents of the republic is buried there. The majority of them sleep In town or city cemeteries near the homes from which they came to the White House. The fact that none of the tombs of the presidents Is in Washington is explicable when it is considered that none of them have made- their homes In Washington after going out of office. Another strange fact is that only two cemeteries bold the bodies of more than one of the presidents. John Adams and John Qulncy Adams both lie in the Congregational burying ground in Quincy, Mass., and Tyler and Monroe lie in Hollywood ceme tery, in Richmond. Five of the presi dents were buried In Virginia, four each in Ohio and New York, three in Tennessee, two in Massachusetts, and one each in New Hampshire, Ken tucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Il linois. , Annoyed the Professor. "In college there was one professor who was a little crusty at times," said Ulysses S. Lutz, one of the city's en gineers, "and he was apt to reply somewhat impatiently to what he con sidered idle or haphazard questions. "Once, while explaining to the stu dents the difference between the true and the magnetic poles, he drew at tention to the fact that the magnetic pole was located quite a distance from the true one. . "Filled with wonder, I asked: 'Why is that, professor?' "The professor looked witheringly at me for a moment, and then replied In exasperated tones: , "Now, how In the world do I know I didn't place it there!" New, York -Times. , Shrewd Scheme of Japanese. - "This - Japanese war reminds me, said an old time Bath (Ma) sea cap tain, "of the earlier times before Ja pan was so free with other nations as she Is to-day. , In those days, when' a foreign ship ; entered the Japanese ports the captain was obliged to place his Bible and rudder In charge of the chief ofB'ter of the port, and leave it there until he was ready to sail. Of course he wouldn't sail without either, and the Japs could easily keep tabs on the movements of all ships In their harbors. ., . .