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i. V THE DAILY DEMOCRAT Edw. S. Hartor Fred W. Gayer Editors and Msntger. Ed H. Db La Ooukt, Mgr. XdTsrUilne Dept PUBLISHED BT THK AKRON DEMOCRAT OQMPANT OKVIOE Democrat Block, No:. US and U7 Main t, IXJNO DISTANCE TKOITZ WO. OFriCZKS AND DIBICTOB8. President jaitt v. Wej-sh Vlrp-Pnl(1nt A. T. PAIGE Secretary Fbxd W. Gateb Treasurer.... William T. Sawyer Edw.S. Haktxr Jko. MoNamara Ed. H. Db La Ooukt. Entered at the Postofflce at Akron, Ohio, as Second-Class Hail Matter. Delivered Kvery Evening by Carrier Boy 5 CENTS A WEEK By Moll J2.50 - - - (LKxorSlx Hunthe Official Paper of the City of Akron. TO TELEPHONE THE DEMOCRAT CALL NO. 180. FRIDAY, JULY 28 REPARTEE. ome Polite Rejoinder Fonnd In the Vnnkert Slntenmnn. Mrs. Crimsonbeak Glass doors arc placed in some of the new cooking stoves to enable tlie cook to watch the food In tbe oven without opening the door. Mr. Crimsonbeak It ought to make tbe bi iad lighter. She- I'm going to sing at the concert tonight. He Oh, I'm so glad! "Then you'll come and hear mei" ".No; I'm going out of town." And now they don't speak. Mr. Orimsonbeak The trouble with you Is that you don't know when to say no. Mrs. Crimsonbeak Oh, yes, I do! "I say no." "Well, I say yes." "Sec? That proves that you don't." Yeast Do you know what a fisher man is? Crimsonbeak Certainly; a man who catches lish. "Well, what, then, is an angler? "An -angler Is a man who only tiles to catch fish." Bill I'm making money seUlng mice. Jill Whom do you sell them to? "The professor of music on tlie next block." "What on earth does he want mice for?" "Why, he uses them for trying the voices of the young ladies." A Stroke of Fortune. "l'cs," said Mamie, "my presence of mind Is what saved me on commence ment day." "Everybody was saying you must be an intellectual wonder." said Maud admiringly. "Well, It was partly luek. When 1 tied the pages of essay together, I got them all mixed up, and I didn't dis cover it till I got on the platform. I was scared nearly to death. But I read straight on as if nothing had hap pened, and it was all for the best. It sounded too profound for anything." Washington Star. lie Will Hn-re Ml Joke. "Talk about prizefighting," said the stoop shouldered traveling man. "I saw a knockdown in New York that cost 300,000." "Xo! Who was knocked down?" "A brownstone front. The auction eer did it." Detroit Free Press. Try Alien's Foot-Ease, A powder to bo shaken into the shoes Your feet feel swollen, nervous and hot, and get tired easily. If you have smarting feet or tight shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet and makes walking easy. Cures swollen, sweating feet, ingrowing nails, blisters and callous spots. Relieves corns and bunions of all pain and gives rest and comfort. Try it today. Bold by all druggists and shoe stores for 25c. Trial Sackage FREE. Address, Allen 8. Olmstead ,e Roy, N.Y. 5 LOCAL MARKETS. WHEAT 66 CENTS. Retail Prices. July 28, 3 p.m. Butter, creamery 24c, country 20c, cooking 122c; lard 10c; efrgs 17c; chickens, 15c per lb. dressed, spring chicken, 45 to 50c apiece. Corn, ear 25c per bushel, shelled 48c; oats 33c; hay 55c to. 63c a hundred; straw 35c a hundred. Potatoes 65c per bushel. Lettuce 8 to 10c per pound. Head lettuce 12c. "New onions, three bunches for 5c. Radishes, two bunches for 5c, Cucumbers, 3 for 10c. Celery 3 bunch for 10c. "Wax Beans 15c a measure. Tomatoes, homo grown 8c per Iti. New beets, 4c, 3 for 10c. Summer squash, 5c to 10c a piece. New potatoes, 20c to 25c a peck. Peas, 12c a measure. Blackberries, 8 to 12c qt. Huckleberries, 12c qt. Home grown cabbage, 8c head. Green Corn 18c doz.' Wholesale Prices. Wheat 66c; oats 29c to 30c; corn, ear, 19c; com, shelled, 3Sc; hay, $8.50 to fll; rye, 58c. Butter, creamery, lOc; country 15c; lard, 6to6c; eggs, 12 to 13c: chickens, live 9c, dressed 12c. Navy beans,tl.34, tl.40; marrowfat beans $1.50, $l.f5. Potatoes, 40c a bushel. Cured hides, No. 1,810 No. 2, 8c, green,No. 1, 7)sc, No. 2 lijc, cured calf shins. No. 1, 10Jc, No. 2, QY.c; green, No. 1, 9c; No. 2, 8c; tallow, No. 1, 4c; sheep pelts, lamb skins Pork, dressed, h live 4 to 5c; beef, dressed, 8c Kn 9c, live 5cto 6c; mutton, live. 4)c to 6o; dressed, 8Jc to 9o; spring lamb, 12)c; pork, loins, 8c; veal, live 5Kc to 6, dressed, 10c. Sugar-cured ham, 10,Kc to llje; shoulder, 5c; California ham, 7Ja; bacon, 7c; dried beef, 16 to 19c; lard, simon pure, 6 In tub; 6 to 6)o in tierces; country kettle 6is'c; pure lard, SJsc $TRADES($)COUNCILiiJ I 1IIB Come to the Buckeye-and get 0 For 300 Mens' Suits On which wc will make a cut of less than 0 cents on the dollar. They must lje sold before September 1st. All the different colors of Scotch Cheviots and "Worsteds in this lot. Will also give special prices on Boys' and Children's Suits Look for the Buckeye sign so that you will get in the right place. Buckeye Clothing House SMo. 335 5- I IVignor - B ? s I Special Prices ' During July and August on our stock of T"i-im- I i S m ocJ IVlillinery- You will find very I s tempting prices if-you call now. A new stock of ( S Nevtf F"S1b Mains j Will arrive tomorrow. j j No. S72 S. EVlain St. j S M PLAITS AUD 1 ALL WORK! ipK&T.I0NS (guaranteed i-i. F. Cahil! Hie H. B. Sill Co. in and col . loge House Bi lee. First-Class Plumbing: Work a Specialty. 13 Orders Promptly Filled. --32rL Alt Tei: 74-. 203 East Market St. Ladies' and Children's Furnishings, f New Midsummer Hats that are sellers, P. Centemri Kid Gloves, Madam Hu- pert's Complexion Specialties. i -Q$ &. I Economy, Durability Being adjusted to any given gas pressure, the requisite volume of gas and air to in sure perfect combustion are easily and readily obtained and controlled,thus securing the highest .efficiency and greatest economy of the gas consumed. Insist on plumber furnish ing same. I'll guarantee gas bills less than coal. NEW YORK MILLINERY STORE Call at the Sew York Millinerv store and get one of those MIDSUMMER HATS Or ha.ve tlie old one retrimmed like new at a small expense. Hemember there are two months yet to wear summer hats. ROUGH RIDERS in straws and felts in all colors. Flowers and foliage at a great' reduction. Give us a call. A?t2 have something you -wari-t:. rs. E. O. ioo-b, 139 Howard St. L.slcii Casino MARRy A. HittAAfPa, Manager. Commencing Monday Matinee, July 24 The Original Hogan Alley Kids .. . DIPK and AMOK JIcAVOY Presenting their Now York comedy success, "Casev's Corner." OLliEE YOUNG The Phenomenal Artist, America's Greatest club Expert ICENO & HALL The Great Coined v Acrobats VERA KING . America's Representative singing Soubrctte CONWAY k STAATS, The Great Entertainers in Their Original Creation "Laughing Casey and Mr. Gale from Yale." 15c car fare, round trip, admission to grounds and seat in theater. Buy tickets of conductors. Entire change of company each week. Matinee every day except Sunday. Two performances daily. Froo Ssnd Concert Sunday, 2 F.EV1. iMgz i.i iin. ,! i i tmm ""f """. .'" "" ! Summit Lake Park Theater The new hill for week commencing Monday, July 21th is headed hy the favorites svics Bra tyre: & rice: Others of the bill nro &-a,3i.EE2Y SMELL-DOS DEVERE & KEIMWICK DOSNA E5. SOB- and Tho MEAENIEIYS' Performance every evening with Saturday matinee. Take Rapid Transit cars. 10c round trip includes entrance to grounds and admission to theater. Phone 6i3. r'ufrihf iiimWi 'rTin ' " IS II 60 Cents Howard st f - I m 1 12 Niagara St., Buffalo, N.Y. EU&jKCiU -231-Kl.'sU Tv. H m I had decided to end my life. My father dying when my s-ixtli year had scarcely passed, I vra left with n mother singularly deficient in sympathy and who took little care that her son had education or anything eNe except cloth ing, shelter and food. 1 was allowed to go and come almost a I wished, and I soon acquired those inferior charaeteris tics which, developed, make the dissipat ed yonng man. I was prized by my companions be cause of my faculty of telling stories, and as time went on I composed verses which they alleged were of the stuff of which poetry is made. Gradually 1 giew devoted to literature in a lawless and spasmodic way and spent whole days in scribbling and dreaming of a future fame. 1 continued, however, to drink and smoke and led altogether quite a bo hemian existence. At last I appealed to my mother to let me go to Paris, and she, making no objection, but rather seeming glad, gave me ample funds, and I started. I soon felt at home in my new world, and. finding companions with aspirations and weaknesses like my own, I began a life of dissipation which in intensity far eclipcd anything that I had known. AVe spout our days on the boulevards and in the cafes and our nights were passed in the dance halls and low er class theaters. Two years were spent in this way, and then I began to read Schopenhauer. In terpreting his work incorrectly as afford ing ample justification for suicide and gathering the import of the whole more or less perfectly through a desultory reading, I grew very gloomy, so much so that my fellows avoided my companion ship, and I fouud myself almost alone. I had lived for nothing until there .was nothing to live for. Kiiuui never left me from morning till night, and I could only get the .slightest relief through using al siuth. the friend of the living dead. 1 had decided to go home, when a letter came announcing my mother's death and stating that the property was mine. 1 took the next steamer for New York. For a few days the novelty of my situ ation kept me from the eternal thought about "the will to live," and I walked through the rooms ot my old home with almost the feeling of youth, but the de mons of my pessimism soon icturned, and I was made to realize that the man with out a mother, though the mother whom he once had never took thought of him, was worse oft than when she existed. She had been an ever possible refuge to me, but now 1 was really alone, miserably alone, in a universe. My literary hopes had long since lost themselves in bitter thoughts. I had not touched a pen for a year. That is how I came to decide. I made n will, then left my house and went to a hotel. The clerk gave me a magnificent suit on the fourth floor, for I had planned to die in the midst of splen dor and asked for the best. I looked about my bedroom. There was where I should die, on that snowy bed. Those curtains would hide my body till the door was forced open, and the search ers would pause a moment ere they mov ed the silken folds and found me lying shot through the heait. What large win dows there were. I would lower the shades. So much light was not good. 1 was in evening diess. Taking out my revolver, I laid it on the table and remov ed my shoes. A cigar fell from my vest pocket. I picked it up, lighted it and be gan to smoke. "What am I about to do?-' I thought. I laughed as I answered my own ques tion. "I will die." I looked at my revolver again. "When this cigar is finished, I will finish my self," I temarked calmly. With the curtains down I now found the room too dark. I lighted the gas and smoked on. Half -in hour passed, and the cigar was almost consumed. The time was near. 1 lay down on tne Deo, tooK my revolver in my right hand and pointed it nt my heart. As I was about to shoot a confused sound of voices reached me from the street. Soon it was mingled with the clangor of fire bells and the roar of heavy wheels. A loud knock came on my door, and a voice said: "Get out quick! The building is on fire!" What was that to me? Was I not going to die anyway? I touched my side with the barrel. Flames shot up past my window, and I started from the bed. I could hear the wood of the window frames snap ping. The room filled with smoke. A horrible revulsion of feeling seized me. I ran to the door. The key was gone. I remembered then that I had thrown it from the window when I entered the room. I grew sick with fear, having death at my call, at my command. It was not hard to die, but to be trapped by death, to be forced to my fate that was awful. I sprang to the window, threw up the sash, leaned out and shouted: "Help, help! I shall be burned alive!" "There's a poor fellow at a window," I could hear those below shout. "Hold on!" they answered. "We'll save you!" An age passed. The llames were all about me, and the floor beneath my feet grew hot. Almost in despair, I shouted, "A thousand dollars to the man who saves me!" Now I could not hear; now I could not see. The scorching, roaring flames and the stifling thick smoke ob scured all. "Help, help!" I screamed. I should be burned alive. Death in any form was a horrible thing, but to be burned!" "Save me, save me!" I gasped. The floor seemed to sink beneath me, and I fell across the window sill. I was on the ground when I regained consciousness, and a fireman supported me. "l"on had a close call. The floor had just gone when I got you," he said. I looked at him, almost adoring him. Exchange. Accommodating. Mr. Pnrvciiur (about to engage new coaclinianj Yes, you look as if vou will suit. Hut I should like to know something about tbo people you lived with last. Applicant (eagerly) They were real swells, sir, and if you want to get Into some good society, sir, I'll introduce you to them, sir. Judy. Woman's Pnaalon. 'My wife always leaves our hoiiRo in prime order when we go away." "Wiiat's that for?" "She wouldn't want even a burglar to think she was a noor housekeoner." -Chicago Record. !i... ,-!. W$&$$&&$&$&$$&&$&&6Q ! Before Buying a It will pay (o call and get our prices, and see the celebrated 1 Cleveland Hot Air Guaranteed to be the REST the market. 1 Walsh & Co.! Hardware Dealers No. 1050 South Main st. Near Hankey Lumber Co. Phone 1644. 3 .rnone ib. $ FOR HOT WEATHER. Saegertown Ginger Ale Saegertown Mineral Water Saegertown Root Beer Nutwood Apple Cider All put up in quart bottles. OUR SPECIAL THIS WEEK A splendid Mocha and Java Colfee in one pound packages. Ask forthe .GLEBMDALE. All KINDS OF Fruits i Vegetables GRIESMER & CRMRINE GROCERS No. 218 East Market Street Tel. No. 58 Cf ' -v Order your Spring Suit and Over coat e JLso THE FASHIONABLE TAT LOR. Guth Block. 134-ISG S. Howard st Six-Horsepower Electric Motor For sale cheap." In good condition. Inquire Akron Photo Eng. Co. DRINK E BEST READ DEMOCRAT LINERS I Furnace Fur . . 6. 6.1 I vaiwil I. Burknarat s DLUl - 1 The Reaf Test, I A BY C1RRY PAIS. g The sports were over, and three- men had still a couple of hours, to wait befire they could Rot a train back. The ttat on platform was tint invitinp, and the ol-J fashioned village inn aliMirbnl them. There was but one man seated Iwfore the huge open fireplace when they entered. He was a middle aged man, dressed in black,-and had daik, poetical eyes. He moved courteously to make way for the three fiiend-. lie had a bright pint tank aid by hi-i ide for puiposes of reference, and he smoked a new church warden clay. The three men regarded him with some curiosity as they ordered their drinks and lit their cigars. Then they discussed the sports and the time for the quarter, which had been good. It showed, one of them observed, that Timson was undoubtedly the better man. "Pardon me," the stranger observed, removing the church warden from hi lips, '"but surely it only showed that he was the superior in running the quarter not that he was the better man." The first speaker laughed, but answer ed a little contemptuously: "Certainly. I didn't suppose that it showed that Tim son was morally better or that he was quicker over the sticks." "I see," said the stranger, "that you think me pedantic. Ileally, it is not un natural. Hut I was thinking of an ex t aoidiuary tist which has just come to an end and was intended to show which of two men really was iu all respects the better. It lasted for three years." '"Three jearsV asked another of the fiieuds. "Thice long onsecutive years." He tilted up his tankard, wiped his mouth and resumed. "Xot one word of it ever g-t into the p.ipeis. Wry few people knew anything about it. I got to hear of it because one of the competitors, (Jeoigo Shaduell, was my cousin. My own name is Shadwell too. Besides, I knew the lady who was the cause of it nil. It was the .-trangest thing I ever beard of iu my life." "If it's not a ecret, I should think it inteie-ting to hear nlmut it." "It"- no secret." He walked over to the bar window and handed in his tank aid io lie lepli'iiished. "I'll tell you about it when I've got thi-. refilled. I suffer terribly from thirst at times, and this is ne of my b-id days." He returned to his place on the settle and began. "My cousin, George Shadwell, and Her bert Bracebridge were both fair speci mens of good all round men. In looks, position, fortune, physique, abilities, any one would have said that they were as near equal as they could possibly be, yet when it came to the test of which I have spoken my cousin George won 112 out of llo items out of which the test was com posed. It came about in this way: They weie both in love with the same lady. This lady made tliein both come to her one afternoon and told them frankly that she would many tbe better man. and, to find oat which was the better man, she had made out a real test, consisting of llo different competitions. Both men had to swear that they would go through all the competitions; otherwise, of course, Herbeit Biacebiidge would have given it up long befoie it came to the end. Many of the tets weie quite ordinaiy. The first was a test for memory. They had to learn the first book of the 'Aeneid' by heait. Both did it in exactly the same time, but Bracebridge made two mistakes iu repeating it, and my cousin George only made one. This was the more ex traoiditiary because my cousin George didn't know a word of Latin. In another of the events he was handicapped in ex actly the same way. This was a swim ming race, and George had never learned to swim. Of course he would have taken lesions aud trained for it, but no notice was ever given them of what the next event was to be. As soon as they were told it they had to begin it. He got a shilling manual on swimming, studied the theory of it as he was going down to the swimming baths, mastered it completely and won by a head." "What sort f time did your cousin make in the athletic events?" "Well, there was only one race put down for them. That was from the lnar bie arch to the top of the Matterhorn. George got the quicker of the two han soms and maintained his lead throughout. It was a near thing. Bracebridge almost overhauled him at the end, aud he only won by about 20 minutes. I don't know the time that it took, nor, I am sorry to say, have I got the exact measurement of the only jump which they had to try a deep jump. I fancy it was from a sec ond story window into a street. There, again, Biacebridge had bad luck. Both men did it, but Bracebridge broke his leg. That, of course, meant that he had not uone it quite so well as George. There was. a drinking competition, but that was a icry hollow affair. A gift in that diiection has always been in our family. George was a bottle ahead aud perfectly sober at the finish. The star vation competition was interesting too. They had to fast for a week, and the one who lost least weight won. George won by an ounce." "Geoige seems to have had all the luck." "Xot all not absolutely all. He won 112, but he lost one the last one." "At any rate, he had all the luck he wanted. If the scoic ended 112 to 1, he was proved to be the better man, and I suppose by this time he has married the lady?" "Xo,"-said the stranger, with a sigh, drahiing his tankard and rising to go. "Tlie hundred and thirteenth competition was to be a duel to the death. It was fought abroad, aud George lost. That is why I wear this mourning. Goodby. I must be getting on." Black and White. A C'nril Tflhlp Itoiiinticr. Speaking of the mania of some so ciety women for gambling, a story is told or nn interesting card playing ro mance wbich was recently enacted ia London : A very rich man sat playing ccarte with a pretty girl whom ho intensely iidmired. She went on recklessly stak ing her money till ruin etared her in tbe face. "Doubles or quits," said the tempter. She assented, knowing that she con Id never pay. She lost. "Yourself or quits." said her oppon ent. Again tbe girlgnmiiioiied all hex wits and looked him straight iu tbo face. ".Are yon pmposing to marry mot" she asked. lie nodded. Ho won the game, nml the pair made ono of tbo happiest uuiuiid known in England nt the prei-eot day. Pari? Herald. An Aliientmlnueri Cashier. "Is the cashier InV" "No; he's not." 'When will he be back?" "Cau't say. Ue skipped for CanadA about an hour ago." 'Must my luck! I'm his brother, and lie took tuy bal by mistake tills uloru lug!" Yonkcrs filatesrriari. It's Jus! Like As one customer at our store re marked, tlie other day, when he saved a lan;e slice ot his hard earned money !y purchasing at our lit mces PRICE ILLUSTRATIONS: Carter's liiver Pills 14t' Scott's Emulsion. ... 39 Shiloh's Consumption Cure ... 19c Allcock's Porous Plasters. 10c Mnnyon's Remedies ... 1 fo Piiikham's Vegetable Com pound flc Fame's Celery Compound . . 75c Kilmer's Swamp Root . 38c S.S.S. 68c Hood's Sarsaparilla T3d Syrup of Figs ... 38l5 Bar-Ben ... 38 j Pierce's Prescription 69(" Doan's Kidney Pills . 38(5 Also a full line of Rubber Goods, Perfumes and Toilet Articles at the same great reduction. J.LDEy&uL Cut-Rate Patent Medicine Store 210 West Market st. 210 Akron, O., near the bridge. Mail orders attended to and goods delivered promptly within city limits. fSKTH WlTMOVT PLATE A sSPECUSLTT. A Healthv Mouth Sweetens the whole system, with out good teeth a healthy mouth is impossible. If your teeth re quire the services of a dentist see us at once. No Charge For Examination When other teeth are ordered. Crown and bridge work (or teeth without plates) our specialty. All Our Work Guaranteed Fillings SOcandup Gold (Jrowns $5.00 Full Set of Teeth $6.00 New York Dentists 148 S. Main st. Hours 8 to 8 daily, Sundays ' to I AVe have MONEY TO LOAN on first-class improved farms a 5 per cent. Wail I HofSmger 226 South Main st. Akron, O. uimiiuuijiti;ijxmi'i' I iFOR SATURDAY And every other day in ; the week YOUR MEATS Should be bought of ED. LEOPOLD 1 190 South Howard Street J Corner Mill and Howard sts. Telephone 139 Beef, Veal, Mutton, Lamb, Pork, Ham Sausage of all kinds, fresh and smoked; Corned Beef, Dried Beef; Poultry in season. Choice Tit-bits of every description a specially. Reasonable prices. Prompt Delivery. p rrorapi service. r i nnnn-n"iT--""-- " "''''' Lot lurc it I. oter. "All the world may love a lover." says Catesby. "but that doesn't ahvay Include tbe girl he's in love with, which lit tbe most linportant."--rh!lndcIplilu North American. ws fill F&&&)&K)&&)f)f&f S MI MiTLSi 3 "My Little Lady" 1 ucd to call her, and the diminutive in.fusi.il her sreatly. "It i such au absurd name," she would say. "ami, besides, you Know how much 1 dii like any reaiarks :il)iit my personal ap pearance. It is iiuite misfortune enougk to be so ridiculously small without bcine remimlecl of it toustaiitly." "'Ah. but one of these days you will t great." I would say, and she would lausi happily at the prophecy. How that hap py child lausli or hers riujis in my ears even now! To tell you of her appearance is to belie her character, for the outward beinc and the inner self bad no sister hood save when now and again at some chance word that inspired a noble thousht iu her the woman's glorious situl peeped shy out through her blue eyes till they grew dark and deep and the warm glow of her divine intelligence permeated and shone through her clear baby skin. She loved poetry true poetry and re membered all she loved in it. Ah, if you could have heard her recite poetry as I have! At such moments she was beautiful more than that, worshipful. I have seen young men aud cantanker ous old women rise spellbound to that bright angel face and listen breathlessly for the words as they fell- from those baby lip. At such times the beautiful story of the Christ child in the temple has seemed to me to gain strength and reality, and I have pondered wouderiugly over the power some mortals have to hold and en thral others, binding them fast to good or evil. I must speak of her as a child, I sap pose, ia order that you may see her as she appeared to the physical eye. One had to know and to love her (the term are synonymous) to see her with the eyes of the mind. Those who knew her they were not many saw her as a child, but they loved her as a woman. A woman to be loved fiercely, hotly; a woman to dare fo., t. work for, to achieve for if need be to die for but to die for honorably on life's battlefield, fighting to tin' last. A woman at whose feet a man's suc cesses might be laid, and whose one word of praise would be fll sufficient gueidon. All, ye women! Will yon never under stand yonr wondrous powers to maka men or to mar them! You langh at this "high flown nousense about a child," do you not? I forgive you, for yon never knew my little lady. Until my little lady came into my life I was alone. Do you know what that means? Have you realized it? Can yon realize it? To go out into the world, to eat and to drink like other people do, to shake your fellow creatures by the hand while mentally you spurn them under foot and void your rheum upon them, to greet all men stud women wi:h a lie upon your lips a lie that professes interest in their health aud in thfiu for whom you care no more than 'or the starving mon grel which you drive from your doorstep with it savage kick and an oath mutter ed through set teeth. To be without any love for any living thiug, nay, to hate the whole huge human race because one man and one woman have proven unworthy to hate and loathe yourself even mora than you detest the vilest thing that crawls the earth this it is to be alone. And so was I uutil my little lady came into my life. How well I remember the first time I met her! A silly woman who thought I might perchance become the purchaser of one of her silly danghters had asked me to "come and help amuse some children," thinking, no doubt, that the juvenile set ting would enhance in my eyes the value of the jewci she intended for me. It did just the roiovse. I have alwayi loved children, and the sight of their sweet innocence made me hate the men and women there still more. I sat in a corner and watched the children play, wishing I could be one of them t.gain. Jly little lady was foremost in the games, but presently she left the othei-s and came to sit near me. "Have you a headache?" she asked, in a voice that struck me almost uncon sciously as too deep and full for so young a girL "No; n heartache," I answered, without thinkiug of what I said, and then, angry with myself for self betrajal, I tried to joke away my answer and to talk non sense to the child. What happened after that 1 hardly know. I only know that soon we were in deep conversation, and gradually I talked to her as 1 had never talked t living being since those two devils but no matter! As I left the house I noticed two stains tear stains upon my glove. I, the misanthroue I, who almost boast ed ihet nothing bad touched my heart for ! i.-. 15 years! Oh, my little lady, my little lady! It was her birthday her eighteenth birthday and I had bought her a white rosebud to put in her hair, which she put up that day for the first time. It lay unnoticed on the ground at her . feet, now half picked to pieces by her nervous fingers. Fool to have told her then, and so sud denly! How could a child of her age love a man of mine? How could she understand? How eonld she I went away and enrsed my self. It is four years since 1 left my little lady with the paiued look in her blue eyes aud my rosebud at her feet, and in half an hour I shall see her again. She is 'J2 today and I hold her letter in my baud. '"Come to me." she writes. "I did not know myself four years ago. Now I do, dear, and I ask you to come to me." I was in Syri.t when I got that letter, and I have traveled night and day tines tlin. How the horse crawls! Oh, my little lady, my little la Whr are the blinds tlowu? Dead! Oh. no. uo! It's a lie! Xo, it's true, and my white rosebud, old and faded now, like my life, lies upon her breast. I'll uo. I promised her years ago never to do that whatever happened. She would not have me break my word. Would that I could K-lieve that we shall meet again. I hope. Oh. how I hope! Chicago Times-Herald. Or it Tree. "Women a iv nits," stitippcd Jarley ieiously. 'Nonsense." said Dawson. "Did you rver see a woman try to climb a fence?" Harlem Life. Ilte Alinniloncil. Doctor You really must keep your spirits up. My good sir, soaio years ag- 1 had exactly the same Illness! Patient Ah. but uot the same doc tor! Punch. . ftiu.c mitt KHYot. "No tmiu m bavo health without a holiday." "That's so, aw! no man can earn a holiday without health." Chicago Itecord.