I WiaH I
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
I wish I could always stay a girl.
My mother is near me, best friend and
I turn to leave her, and yet I stay;
I dimly wonder if I shall, too.
IjOok sweet and patient when I as
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
Oh! what does Ufa hold for me? BHss or
Why am I so happy, yet filled with
Ah! cheeks of roses! Ah. shining curl!
I wish I could always stay a girL
Philadelphia Press. -
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
He told her. panting and stammer
"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
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
"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
"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
"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,
"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
"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
"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.
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
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
Be bore the silken train that hong
From the Queen's shoulders on day.
Bava yoa heard the old. old song of
Sweet, sweet tt m. and very sad!
Both fo them died it was the win of
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
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
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
"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
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. ., . .
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