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THE OHIO-A-OO HS-A-GHLiES.
X THE GOOD NEW TIMES. THOUGH the "old folks" UIV of the good old time, When Innel was plenty nd cares wcry so few! Tet tlio "young folks" listen with doubtful smllcx, Convinced tboy were not as good as the new. Thorn wrt cay slolgli rides, grnnilpaiia, 1 know: Wille InsMe ne'er danced lltbe ns dear "Krandinn'r:" Hut some things could be sitd "bout n mod ern beau. And a cozy aunt In n palace car. Those were wonderful loaves dear "grand mn'r" nimle, And she brolilurcd your socks with a won droits dnrns Yet she yroudeicd sometimes, I'm sure, If It paid, (Would linvo left bad she dared for n prom enade And enjoyed to bare spun a little street yarn). No doubt her papa, creal-graiipn. yon know. Hcnlly frowned when Hbe purchased her wedding tlro. And sighed us be wlihcri for the "good old times." When bonnets were cheaper nnd dresses took less. While his great-grandpa, I've heard It said, Wouldn't sparo the wool for IiIh daughter to weave; Bat sighed for the fashions of t'nradle. And longed for tlii? He leaves of Mother Eve. Boon forgotten Is pain, when pleasures are o'er, "Distance enchants us," the poet was Who wnnders bis memory back to deplore, The collar too high or the boots all too tight? riRoi: The maiden who lingers o'er past hours of bliss, Forgets ns she day-dreams of heroes and rings. How her hnlr wouldn't crimp nnd her cloves wouldn't fit! For ."deeply deprnved nro Inanimate things' There n re bountiful times In these good new dnys: There are lives as beautiful, pure and true, As any wlii moved to the simpler wnysj And It may be it trifle better, too; Since Hod with Infinite, loving design. Is raising the nations nearer to Illm; And the steady sweep of tho rentnrlcs, Kv i ' t progressive, happier hymn. Then n glad New Year, this my earnest isb, I si mi In hopeful, Jubilant tone: That i In- coming ycur, rlch-fivlglitcd with love, May proro the best that you ever bnvo known. Exchange. 1- : Lilla's Xmas Presents. r 1LLA Sl'llAOUK seemed to blow a In nt tho door with u gust of wind C nnd a drift of mow. Then, having kicked a pair of snow encrusted over- hoes Into n corner of tho hull, Mis Lllla ran upstairs In n hurry. "See here, mother," said Lllla, "it's all OTer now." "What, dear?" Mrs. Sprngue nsked, -looking up uWntly from a letter hc was writing. ."It's all over I say, It's all over be tween ltoudolph oh, what n foo too fool I'vo becu!'-' And she flung herself, obblng, on a big hortckalr sofa. , "But why, Lllla V" "Don't nsk me like that, mother. Don't! I've told you liefore. Aud this thU Is tho sec sec nceoud time. Oh!" Moru fcobs. "I don't uuderstnnd you, daughter," said her mother, leaving her butch of Christmas correspondence nnd going to curry comfort to the tragic figure ou the horsehair sofa. . "He's ruu nwny again!" Lllla roared. "Done whut, deurV" "Tho same us ho did before." "Whut did he do before?" "Mother. I told you, day before yes terdayran nwuy from me. Ho thought 1 didn't sco him." "Mr. Watts ran nwny from you?" "Yes, mother, and I'll never speak to him ngnlu. Day before yesterday he nt Jenst had the politeness to bow. ThU time he just turned and went down a nlde btioct. lie wan with that frump of a cousin. I juxt hate her, and him, aud tho whole lot." "Don't be foolish, child. Mr. Watts will be here to explain it nil. You'll we." In answer to this I.llln only rose from tbo sofn, grimly took off her wraps and hot, muttering: "Yes, I'll nee," aud dis appeared through u door that led to her own room, Mrs. Sprngue did not follow her daugh ter with any further attempts nt couso Intlou, neither did sho guess whnt Lllln wns golug to do, uud that was to write a note: Dear Blr In enso you may wlsbtomakonny explnuatlon nt your very strnuge conduct on two orviiHlnuH this week, I wish you would sporo yourself the trouble of doing any hiicIi thing, either personally or In writing. Your ring bUull bo returned by mull, registered. "UI.I.A tU'UAUUlV That little projectile which Lllla fired t her fianco very nearly cuded tho llfo of Itamlolph WutU; nt least, su Watts said. lio could not think, or he might havo seeu an eaty way out of the horri ble maze Into which ho lind got himself. Ills traiiKgresslon stared him In tho face. He hud iun away from Lllla twice nud had even congratulated himself on 111. escape from her and chuckled over it se cretly. How was he to convlnro her thnt. his ovnslon was not an evidence of dis loyalty to her? It wob only three day before Christ is and Watt had profited hlmielf wii-E-H .Aa ii i !! ikii mi man i i t i . '.j. j-...'jT?.:sa,-."L-ttMrtvEaj smimzsr itvrsiv,,-,-- - that, tvlmtoTor future Christmas might havo in store for him, thnt Christmas .should be the happiest hi had known so far nt least. That night he lay nwake until he was exhausted. Next morning he got up nnd went to his business mechanically. The first rny of comfort came with his cousin, Mrs, Sucher the same whom Lllla had spoken of ns it "frump." VWhy, Itamlolph." raid Mrs. Sucher, "IT IS AM. OVKIt .NOW," 8AI1 MM.A. ns she entered the olllce, "whnt Is the matter with you? Have you been 111?" "She saw me," was nil Itnndolnk could say. "Yes. I came lo speak to you ngaln nltout It. I forgot " "Oh, It's no ttp now. Cousin Mnttle. She will not-'receive me or my letters' never." "i'ooht Did she tell you so?" "She wrote to me I mustn't go there." "Look here, ltnmlolph," said the com mon sense matron, "this Is nil tionseuH1. If I.llln Sprngue won't receive me, she must be n ninny " HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. "Don't say thnt!" "I wilt say that. But nnyhow, her mother will see me. 1 urn going now to call ou Mrs. Sprngue. And now, look here, nbuut this bracelet." "Shall we go on with thnt?" said Watts, with a faint smile. "Of course we shall, ttupld. Illgglns says he has tried to set the watch with tlie face In, us you wanted it, nud he can't mnke nity better job of it than Moore could. Now I think I'd better go nud take it bark to Moore's anil tell thorn to eet it with the face out, don't you?" "Very well." said Watts, with almost chlldUh leslgnntloii, "Ami then the miniature can go Inside with the original ctyrtul over It, eh?" "Very well." "And then I'm golug straight to Mrs. Sprngue's." "Ale you?" First to Illgglns' Mrs. Sucher went, where sho took possession of u remark ably pretty nnd uncommon gold bracelet, a tiny old-fashioned watch and the min iature. Then to Moore's, whero vlie left tliu bracelet, the watch nud tho minia ture. Then to Mrs. Hprngue's. As Mrs. Sucher enteied Mrs. Sprague's private nnd Individual sitting room sho heard n whisk and rustlo of skirts and nx door closed behind a rapidly retreating figure. "Lllla not well?" snid Mrs. Sucher, with nu Incredulous laugh. "Too bad. These Christmas preparations uro iimle- OH, IT'S NO 11813 NOW, COUSIN MATTIK," niiibly fatiguing. I have spent tlireifc. WICIiH, my ui'iir .urn. rii.ifcm iiiiiiiiiik about town In search of. the right preeitt for the right people." "You must have laid yourself out to be generuus," said Mrs. Sprague. "1 am generous. 1 give my time and labor to help oilier people give presents. That brings mo to the object of this visit. Can you keep n seen?" "Yes," said Mrs. Sprague, "nnd I am burning with curiosity. So muko husto and tell me," "Oh, then you know?" "You were with Hundotpu W ntts when ho ran nway from Lllla yesterdny. How was It?" "You promlso not to tell her?-to keep It for three dnys? Very well. You see. ho wants to give her n bracelet ho had made for hor, with a very pretty motto on It In enamel. Then he wants to give her u beuutlful little watch that belonged to his poor mother, and ho has hail a lit tlo miniature of his mother mado to lit lu behind tho watch. First he took the watch to Moore's. That was the day he ran up ngnlust I.llln, when he had the whole package in his hand, nnd was afraid she would nsk him, anil ran. Yes terday, just at he was taking mc to hold n consultation on that wonderful brace let, we saw I.IHn coming along. I said to him: 'Ilnmlolpli, If she meets us she'll want to walk along with us, nnd thc-d lite whole plot Is ruined. Let's turn down here before she sees us.' But It seems she saw (us nfter nil." On Christmas morning, in spite of ninny earnest assurances from her moth er that that morning would bring n cle.tr-Itig-up if nil her trouble, Lllla wits ns ter ribly cross mid out of tune with the chimes ns she had been for four days past. Moreover, she awoke with it head nche. She found n stocking tied to (lie head of her bed, ns she had expected, mid took the stocking down nnd opened It mechanically. Then she found the brace let with n scrap of paper Iti which, lit her mother's writing, were the words, "1'icss the spring nnd look tnslde, behind the wntch." And when she looked it lovely, loving face looked back lit her n face thnt was very like llandolph Watts' own. And at the bottom of the stocking nwny nt the very toe was another pa per which said, "The bracelet ought to tell you why I ran nwny. It. W." Then she laid her head and bracelet in her pillow, nnd wet both bracelet nnd pillow with tears until her headache was all gone. A Ilnppy New Year. Delight nnd pathos are Inextricably mingled with the thought of New Year's day. says the lloston Watchman. It is only u i-oim iitlonitl point of time: tiny ether would do -is well. Hvery day i-Iiimm nu old year nnd begins it new one. but for alt thnt we cannot help feeling that this day, which Is agreed upon throughout Christendom for the beginning of ii new yenr, Is Homewhnt unique. The pathos comes from the review of the pnst, nnd from the sense that another notch hits lieeti cut for iih on thcstlck of time. The sss -!-ftiKr;L5" delight urlhcs from the anticipation of the new nnd better experiences of the yenr to come. Whut Interest nuy rntlon.il person ould have lu having ills fortune told Is n mystery. The zest nnd rlinrm of life consist largely In the fart that each day is like u new page lu the story. If you wish to enjoy your book you do not. whou It Is half read, turn to the closing chapter to discover how It turns out. Yon do not thank anyone for telling you the plot. It Is so with life. There Is In liulto satisfaction lu each day's contribu tion In the record. You do nut want tu anticipate it. It would be u curio It' any one could tell you just whut the year would In Inc. It Is Just us lensoii.ible to suppose that the year will be happy as sud. Who can tell? Who can control thnt? Are we not in the bunds of C.oiH That Is the reasou for a happy New Yeur's day. CHRISTMAS AND THE CHILDREN, Till: little folks nro talLln'-they tall like nuythlng 'limit K:i my c'lmis n-coiulu", nu' whai bo's ln' to bring; An' the mother never scolds 'em or tells 'en 'bout tho noise; They're Just the sweetest little glrls-thi best of little boys! Jlecnuse they know that Santy Claus kiloivi everything they do, An' while he's loiiillug up his sleigh ho'i wntchln' of 'em, ton! An' them that minds their mothers, the; gets tho most of toys They'ro Just the sweetest little glrls-thi best of little hoys! They've just been wrltlu' letters to Kant) Clans ciicu day An' tellln' him just what they want an show In' him tho w.iy To vher the limine is, so he'll know Just where to leave the toys, I'er Just the sweetest little girls tho beat of little boys! They're glttlu' mighty anxious for the dayi an' nights to go, An' all of 'em ure happy an' they uiaki their mothers sol Sho never has to scold 'cm or tell 'em 'boul the noise, '(.'uuse they'ro Just the sweetest little glrll the best of little boys, Atlanta Constitution, Dent or All Girta. The host of nil gifts nt tho present time Is yourself. Muko yourself lu somo way more pleasant nnd helpful to others. You may have been neglectful of them; be mindful henceforth. You limy bo quick lu temper ami have spoken hastily; put on restraint uud speak kindly now. Ite strain nil evil habits and make yourseli u Joy uud u help to others. They will bless you, It I wua Mania, uud Hnnta win me, IVyoii know what I would dol I'd load with present the Christ. mas tree ' And have 'em all marked "For Willie II., With p'raps for Charllo a few, I S.-l'm Willie!!. ' First of All. If rlantn Clans would nsk the horse, Who has to pull the loads, Tho gift ho'il like for Christmas Ho would shout, '"Clood ItouiWI" It la better to ulvo a Christmas lioj tuun to iccclvo out) from a puulllst. bbSk- 5pfyAj5 'The Best the Cheapest.' MFVAMHTSB. Celebrated Hats The Dunlap Silk Umbrella NIW YORK CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA inira.nn Palmer House 014 Chestnut St. In th Principal Cities of tho LONDON (England) PARIS (France) Fall Styles Introduced Thursday, Aug. 31st Send For Fashion Plate. S-aU-U-MU.au.au.- m m PURE - PUREST M YOUR GROCER FOR THESE BRANDS. iii$ NONE BETTER. The J. C. Grant Chemical Company, 110, 112, 114 West Lake Street, CHICAGO. FRED A. BU8SB. BUSSE Anthracite, Bituminous 8mokelets Tolephone, South 823. 1345 State Street, CHICAGO. ;j3-jS'iJl-?- "MjBHMM'jvCiTu brrrrVrvVIIpr1 IYMOUR SWARTS, RrM. Swarts Metal Refining Co., SMELTERS and REFINERS Of All Kinds of High Orde METALS AND ORE. 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