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•ft- "... »w RESPITE Come, kindly sleep, from thy far home of peace, And help me steal a little time from life :.: :For happiness. The storm encroaches not Where thou art—nor tbe ugliness of strife They war till death—tbeae two strange souls of mine Their hate hath blackened yesterday— to-day. Give me good Lethe's cup, thrice blessed sleep I will forget to-morrow while I may. —Century. I STORY OF ill GO HE mother sat In the nursery, nr Bave (or her and one other tbe 1 room was empty. Drawn up eloee to the fireplace was a little cra die In spotless white drapery. The mother was gating Into the fire, her thoughts far away In the future, and yet busy with the cradle by her side. -Presently there was a slight stir amid the soft coverings of the cradle. Oue tiny foot asserted Its presence, a little pink crumpled up flat appeared round the curtain, with much effort aud struggling two lids opened softly aud revealed the questioning, wondering •yes of a baby. Tbe mother quietly bent over tbe cradle. "My little son," she murmured 1 gently. "Are you awake have you come back from Paradise? Tell mother what you saw there," and then she tenderly lifted tbe little burden on to -her lap and drew on the little blue shoes. Just then tbe nursery door opened and the father entered. "Oh, little mother," he cried surveying the pretty picture In front of lilm. "You spoil that child. Come and spoil me like wise." ir The mother gently put tbe baby down on the soft rug and allowed her self to be drawu Into the embrace of two strong, loving arms. She merely drew hlin down upon the hearthrug, and together they spent the happiest hour of their day wltb their first bora. "Baby, where is your shoe?" laugh ed the mother presently, seeing that one tiny foot was without Its blue cov erlng. Together they searched for tbe little shoe, but nowhere was it to be found. There seemed to be no corner in which It could possibly be hidden, and at last. In obedience to the somewhat Itu permtlve cries of King Baby, they bad to give up the search. "It Is not very valuable, after all," said the big man cheerily, noticing a ..v troubled expression lu ills wife's eyes "I did value It." she auswerod, with ber head bent low over her restless burden. "It was the first thing I made for baby, and all the hopes and fears I bad seemed to be knit Into that little blue shoe. It is because of that 1 value It." Twenty years later. The mother sat there staring Into the lire with hard, vacant eyes, which were bright with unshed tears. The cradle no longer •tood by ber side tlmt wltb other lndl cations of the nursery hud been re moved long ago. Tbe high fender re mained, and tbe paint which had been kicked off by little feet bad not been renewed. She sat on the same low uurscry chair as she had done from force of habit every evening for the lust twen v: ty years, living over again the early lays of her happy motherhood—and now—— Her bands had fallen on her knees In a listless, apathetic attitude. One lootely held an evening paper. An opened telegram lay nearby on a small .* table. Standing out clear lu black type were the words "The War In MancHu rla," and underneath In smaller type "Casualty List." No ned to look any further. Here was a home stricken and a heart stunned by one line In this column. A few short hours ago that heart had been alive aud happy, thrill log with the Joy of life. Now It was dead to outside Influences, aching with the uncontrollable pain of a hopeless struggle to understand what had hap pened. It seemed such a little while ago that she had sat on that very chair and.played with her baby, and now ahe sat there again—while he But not even a shudder crept over Iter as ahe pictured to hereelf the nameless grave on tbe snowclud field lu fur-off Manchuria and tried to realize the great pathos of a soldier's death. The door opened and the old fumlly doctor entered, followed by tbe father. The sight of the tearless, unmoved face filled htm wltb alarm. "She will go out of her mind If this state con tlnuea," he murmured to himself. The strong, burly form of tbe father wai bent with grief. Kneeling by bis drift's side be drew her head down to r"Ml shoulder. little wife," be whispered la WHERE EAST MEETS WEST THB NIGHTLY PATROL The contrast between the East and West, between the old and new, Is nowliere more graphically seen tban at that gateway between Europe and Asia—the Suez Canal. The great artificial waterway connecting the Medlterra nean and tbe Bed Sea Is said to have accomplished more for the prosperity of the human racc than any other engl neering work of man. Along its entire route the canal is patrolled by faithful sentries, mounted on camels who carefully scan the banks, ever alert for any sign of danger. In Itself the native sentry is In sharp contrast to the prln dpi# expressed In the waterway, and the contrast is breaking voice. "We have each other still we must bear up—for his sake— don't look like that, dearest. Just let tbe tears coine, and God will help you." She put ber arms around bis neck wltb a little sigh, but the wlldness was still In ber eyes and the hard lines around her mouth did not relax. Another visitor entered. Father Serge, the family priest, an old, saint ly man, his face beaming with love and sympathy. He did not speak to the grief-stricken mother for several minutes, but stood there In silent pray er. "My daughter," be said at last, "your sorrow Is great, but God will give you strength to bear even this." "Ob, yes I believe lu God," she said, "a hard, cruel God but where Is Ills love and mercy? Why has He taken my greatest treasure from me?" The apathy and Indifference were gaining on her, the weight on her head was becoming still more terrible to bear. She was physically unable to listen to the spiritual consolation of the priest. At last be, too, left her alone. "My boy, my boy," she moaned, "where are you? Come back to me— ob, come back!" ner eyes, anguished with pain, fell listlessly on the antics of a little pup py which was gamboling round the room after Its own tall. Suddenly he stopped short beside a huge oak cup board which stood against the wall. He began to dig curiously for some thing wblch was Jammed between tbe cupboard and the wall. One tremend ous dig, a struggle, and the puppy brought to light some object which he carefully deposited on~ the nursery floor and regarded proudly. His mistress thoughtlessly picked up the dirty, shapeless object. What did she behold? Why did her memory travel back to twenty years ago? What was It that brought so clearly to her distorted vision a little white cradle and a happy, kicking baby? Ob, she knew, she knew! For a brief space her reason totter ed and the doctor's fears were almost realized. Then with a wall of pent up grief, pathetic In Its utter weari ness and abandonment, she Bank down in the low nursery chair. in her hand she held the long-lost blue shoe. What doctor, husband and priest liud failed to do the sight of the little blue shoe bad accomplished. The healing tears had come at last.—In dianapolis Sun. Substantial Attractiveness. "I can't sec anything about Miss Mllyuns that Is so attractive.' "I know you can't. It's In the bank —St. Taul rioneer I'ress. OF THE SUEZ CANAL. heightened and" Intensified when tbe comparison Is insti tuted between the ship of the desert, ns the camel has fittingly been called, and the modern steamship, which follows Its self-Illuminated way down the tranquil waters of the canal. On the oue side Is the spirit of the past old, conservative, almost as untnoving as the sphinx, which not many miles distant looks down upon tbe burning sands of the desert with the same stony gaze which was ancient when European civilization was iiuborn, and on the other side is tbe spirit of progress as typified In the engineering skill which fashioned the canal aud in the modern vessel which has displaced tbe historic galleys of the Pharoahs. 8TEWAST'S SUCCE830R. Rise of George 8* Nixon from Teles* rapher to Henator. Essentially a product of the West Is Hon. George S. Nixon, who succeeds the picturesque Senator Stewart, of Nevada. Born In California lu 1860, his mature life has been spent entirely In the Battleborn State. He Is a typ 1 a 1 "self-made" man. At tbe age of 10 be wae a teleg rapher at Browns, Humboldt County, Nevada, for the Central Pacific OEOBUE SUtO.N. (taJJroadl nnd three years later a bookkeeper In the Wa shoe County Bank at Reno. Here his business career began In a short time be organized the First National Bank of Wlnnemucca and be Is now the con trolling factor in a half dozen banks. President of the Lovelock Land and Development Company, which has re claimed by Irrigation 30,000 acres of wonderfully fertile land near Love lock, Nev. He is also largely Interest ed In the cattle and sheep business, while his mlnlnlg Interests In the gold districts are of numerous value. Aside from the exalted office he now occu pies the only other official position ever held by blm was member of the Ne vada State Legislature during the ses sion of 1891, but he has always taken an active Interest lu politics and has been a strong and active leader In State affairs. Circumstantial Kvldenoe. At a lawyer's dinner the subject ot circumstantial evidence was discussed One lawyer, says the New York Trib une, said that the best illustration of circumstantial evidence as proof was in a Btory be bad recently heard A young and pretty girl had been out walking. Ou her return her mother said "Where have vou been, my dear?" "Only walking In the park," she re plied. "Wltb whom':" pursued her mother "No one, mamma," said the young girl. "No one?" her mother repeated. "No one," was the repl.v. "Then," said the older lady, "explain how it is that you have come home with walking stick when you started with an umbrella." Adv.oo Irom Paw Paw. "To get rid of 41 bnlky mule," says the Taw Paw Bazoo, "wulk up behind him and hit ulm with your list. You won't have him with you after that" —Kansas City imes. GRANDFATHER OF EUROPE. KING CHItlSTlAN IX. OF DENMARK King Christian IX. of Denmark, who recently cclcliraled bis elghty-sev euth birthday, has been called the grandfather of Europe. His eldest daugh ter Is Queen Alexandra of England. His second eldest is the Dowager Duchess of ltussla, mother of the Czar. Ills third daughter Is the Duchess of Cumberland, her lyisbund being a son of the ex-Ivlng of Ilanover Ills eldest sou will Bticceed to the Danish throne, while the second sou Is Klug George I. of the Hellenes. The remaining son. Prince Wulilcmur, was offered the principality of Bulgurla, but wisely declined. King Christian Is one of the most beloved inouun-lis In Europe and Is extremely popular In Denmark. Despite his age he retains tbe elasticity and bearing of a young man. He has been reigning since 18li.'i—a period of forty two years. Our Illustration Is taken from the Illustrated l.ondon News and shows tbe King, with tbe Castle of Iloseuborg, oue of tbe royal palaces. hi tbe background. NOTES AND COMMENTS The American people spent as much money last year for gems and Jewelry as they spent for pianos and other musical Instruments, and more than three times as much as they spent for sewing machines, says the New York Sun. Statistics would seem to show that living in subtropical climates Is con ducive to longevity. According to the Mexican Herald, -men and women beyond the one hundredth year line are common In Mexico. It Is the fashion to deride Russia and exhibit to the public every de fect in her new penal system and social organization, and yet is is only fair to admit that under an autocracy, which is the abhurrence of all free born -Americans, Russia lias done what we could not do, aecreed eman cipation without a war and abolish (j capital punishment. Agricultural Implements to the value of $2,835,380 were exported from this country during the month of Jan uary, 19(15, the exports for the same month of 1904 being valued at |1. 987,985, the American Cultivator re lates. Commenting on the effects of the dime novel and tfie sensational play in increasing crime the Insurance Monitor says that the criminal classes in America are increasing faster than the population and that most of the thefts and burglaries are committed by minors or men in their early 20's. That the telephone is destined to modify and Improve the American voice is rue tlrm belief of vVuIiam H. Kenney, uead of the voice depart ment of a Boston Coiiege of Oratory. He says that the necessity of clear, precise enunciation, which the tele phone Imposes upon those who use It, Is likely, in the course of the next generation or two, to considerably alter the character of American speak ing. The best speaker Is the one that says what he desires to hear, the best person is the one that does what we wish to have done, and the politest boy or girl Is the one that most nearly keeps out of our way and performs for us at the desired time the little kindnesses we wish done without our having to make our wishes known. This may not be ac cording to rule, but It is according to humans, says Up-to-Date Farming. The great aim of civilization is to bring the human race constantly to a higher level and to secure for man kind greater comfort and more per fect happiness. We wish we could talk these things over with all of Our People and get their views as well aB to own but since Up-to-Date Farming can carry but one side of the conversation, we must be content with a one-sided talk, and depend upon the good letters our kind friends write to us for their side of the conversation. Remarkable are the revelations which have come to light with regard to the Miller "syndicate" swindle. Schlesluger, who fled to Europe with a large share ot the plunder. Is dead, and AmmOn, who was found guilty of complicity In the robbery has been In prison. But in Brussels a hand some part of the booty Is said to have been found, and strenuous is the effort to lay hold of It. When the spoil has been once thoroughly iden tified the attempt to get it will reac For Fa.tldona Man. Mankind's lofty intolerance of wo man's vanity foibles, known best to the feminine world, apparently 1b founded on not so much his disin clination to countenance secret dress accessories as the lack of opportunity 1 its climax. But what hope is there ot Just redlstrlction to the original owners from whom it was—"convey ed? asks the New York Tribune. It Is a fact that when the city man and boy take a vacation from their toil and the city woman and girl from their home duties they gener ally want to take what Dr. Adler calls an ethical vacation, too. The country people know and feel this and some of their most conscientious people resent It, declares the New York Mall. They object that city people, let loose In the. country, do things which they would not do at home. Hatless and coatless, city girls who are careful ot their con duct at home sit saucily on the coun ter of the mountain grocery store and thump their heels against Its boards. The United States Supreme Court has decided that the Constitution fol lows the flag Into the District of Columbia. A man indicted by a grand Jury of the District, who was arrested In New York, resisted removal to the District on the ground that It was not a part of any Federal Judicial dis trict, continues the Philadelphia Rec ord. Ills contention was overruled. Little by little the Court appears to be edging along toward a declaration that the Constitution follows, the flag wherever the flag has a right to stay. The man who goos down with his engine In a wreck Is considered worthy of great commendation when the truth is, as all railway men are aware, that the unfortunate in sucli cases lost his nerve at the critics: moment, and hesitated to Jump, de clares Scientific Engineering. When an accident Is impending the coo! and collected engineer shuts uff steam, applies the brakes and opens the valves, all of the actions taking a few seconds. Then he looks out for his own safety. Another man becomes so fi ightened In t' presence of great danger that he docs nothing, not even the possible, and he is the person likely to wear a martyr's crown. The "no-breakfast" fad has lived about as long as the average health fad, and while it is not dead yet, It may be said to be passing, observes the Boston Transcript. Arguments that those who never adopted the no tion used are circulated by those who adopted, but are tiring of It, Chief of which Is that the system re quires some nourishment after the long, all-night fast. But the "doing without" habit seems to be firmly fixed upon those who give much thought to the effect of a diet, and so luncheon is getting to be a thing ot the past with them. By slow degrees this came about, the meal usually be ing cut to its smallest proportion be fore being neglected altogether. Prob ably this wrinkle will endure for a time and then the going without din ner cult will arise, after which, per haps, these seekers after health will come back into the ranks with the great majority and live by the "three quare rule upon which our ancestor flourished. I' to IMPROVE THE 8ET OP TUB THOCSEM. to do so. Every once and awhile the invention records reveal tbe inner se cret desire of mankind to assist nature and the best efforts of the tailor, A'he IMest claimants for honors in this particular field are two ingenious sar torial artists from the backwoods of Minnesota. The particular function which their device Is designed to fill is the prevention of the trouser leg from resting against the rear portion of the shoe, and presumably thereby wearing more rapidly than, the rest of the garment. Specifically, they obtain this unique effect by means of a spring tackle attached at one end to the up per rear portion of tbe shoe, and at the other to the lower rear portion of the trouser leg. It Is even made ad justable, so a9 to accommodate itself to all ntyles of footwear and the vary ing fashions in trouser cuts. To Hold the Heat* Many little household conveniences originate in the minds of busy house wives, though many of them never be come public property, owing to wo- THE CUP'S CONTENTS WAftU. man's natural inclination to belittle the value of her mechanical achieve ments. One of these odd inventions Is "the drinking utensil," as it is offi cially described, for hot beverages, of Maud L. Williams, of St. Louis. This consists of au alr-lnsulated recepta cle for the drinking cup proper. It comprises a casing a little larger tban tbe cup it is designed to protect, and forms a tight covering with an upper ring rim attached to the sides and provided with a center openlug a little smaller than the largest diameter of the cup. When the cup is set in the receptacle It projects uniformly on all sides above the casing, and the handle is easily reached. As is well known, air is one of tbe best insulators of heat that the world knows, and a cup con taining a heated beverage thus pro* tented from radiation will retain ftfl original temperature for a much longer time, owing to the very slow loss of heat by radiation and conduction. Cake Mixing Machine. It is meet and fitting that feminin ity should confine itself in patent mat ters to those relating to dress, ap parel and household appliances, and most of them do so. An example is the cake-making machine shown here, CAKE-mxmo machine. the invention of a woman of Colum bus, Ga. The object of the invention Is to produce a machine in wblch bat ters for making cakes, etc., can be quickly and easily formed and In which the whites and yolks of eggs and butter which are used In making these batters can be separately beaten at one and the same time by one per son. The Illustration shows that this can be readily achieved by connecting a number of vessels of receptacles to gether and arranging paddles or dash ers in each In one system, which con sists of a cross bead and a handle for Its convenient operation. In order to attain tbe best results it Is essential that the paddies should have a certain amount of horizontal play, wblch Is provided for by separating the recep tacles the width of a paddle, thereby affording this play. A TALKING POST-CARD. NOVEL WAY OF SENDING A MESSAGE TO AN ABSENT FRIEND. The latest novelty In London Is a talking post-card, similar to the one here Illustrated, by means of which message* can be sent through the mall. The circular disc placed on the card carries the record made by tbe sender, and all that It 1s necessary for the recipient to do Is remove this disc, place It on a little machine specially constructed for the purpose, and listen to the spoken message. SCHILLER, THE GREAT GERMAN POET AND DRAMATIST. The Illustration is a photograph of Anton Graff's famous portrait of the great German poet, dramatist and his torian, John nn Chrlstoph Frledrlcb von Schiller, the centennial anniver sary of whose death was recently ob served. Schiller was born at Mar bach Nov. 10, 1T59, and died at Weimar May 0, 1805. Ills father was a sur- geou, who later became a soldier. It was Bchlller's original Intention to study theology, but he took a fancy to the law, aud soon abandoned that for medicine, and for a time was regi mental surgeon at Stuttgart. His lit erary career began In 1781, with the publication of "The Robbers," and this speedily was followed by other works 110USE or SCUILLEB'S BIBTn. that brought him fame. From 1T8T to tbe time of his death, with the ex ception of a short period, he lived at Weimar, and was associated wltb Goe the In the publication of the "Horen." The best of his poems, ballads and dramas were produced after 1794. In 1802 Schiller wai ennobled bj tbe Em jeror FftncU IL RAILWAY SAFETY DEVICES. Interlocking Bjratcm of Switch**, Sip nala and Gat** Ma*t KVacttv*. A great variety of automatic devices Is employed to make train operation safe In England. Tbe principal feat ures are the Interlocking system of switches and signals, the Interlocking gates and signals for grade crossings, and the coupling or shuntlug stick used lu making up trains In the yards. A single simple feature of the Interlock ing system of signals and switches will Illustrate. If a siding Is opened Into the main line, the train signal for the main line must be set at danger before the siding switch Is thrown open. Tbe levers are so arranged In the signal box that the operator cannot move the siding switch until he has Bet the maln-llne danger signal. Tbe main-line signal then cannot be moved so as to show that the line Is clear un til tbe siding switch has been replaced and the main track rendered continu ous It Is In the protection of grade cross ings with gates—and the law requires that there shall be gates—that this In terlocking system proves of great value. There are two forms of gate used, one worked by levers from a sig nal box and another opened and shut by hand. Where a wagon road cross es the track, the gates are always kept open for vehicles, except when a train Is approaching or passing, hence road traffic Is not Interrupted more than necessary. The gates opened and shut from a slgual bo* by means of levers can be removed only when the track signals are properly adjusted. The sig nals on the posts up and down the track at proper distances from the road crossing are always set for danger ex cept when arrangements have been made for a train to pass In safety. The signals cannot be changed to denote a clear line until the gates have been closed across the wagon road. On the other hand, tbe gates cannot be opened for the wngou road until the distance signals ou either side bave been placed at danger. A single pair of swinging gates fences off the wag on road when the track is free and tbe track when the wagon road la cleared. —World's Work. aii or it. "How much docs It cost to keep an automobile?" "That depends altogether on bow much a man Is worth."—Houston Tost Look closely at any dog, and you will see this expression: "If I can get a chance to-night, I will kill a sheep." A stout man leaulug against a coun ter In tbe drug store pulling a cigar always looks rich. Ever know ofa man who admitted eating strawberries wltb (Urn milk? 4 v' ***&"J •*,£. IT NEVER COMES AGAIN There are gains for all our losses There are balms for all our pains: But when youth, the dream, departs, It takes something from our hearts And It never comes again. We are stronger, and are better. Under manhood's sterner reign Still we feel that something sweet Followed youth, with flying feet, And will never come again. Something beautiful is vanished. And we sigh for It in vain We behold it everywhere. On the earth, and in the air— I But It never comes again. —Rlohard H. Stoddard, In The Phil adelphia Record. THB FORGOTTEN BAO. "Is It really as bad as that, fath er?" asked Mrs. Pettlngill, glancing tenderly across the room to where her huafcand sat disconsolately, his head ree^ng heavily on one huge, brown "Yes," be answered, "the old farm mult go. I've tried to ward off the bww," he continued, "but it's no use. 'Squire Parsons has said once for all that the mortgage will be foreclosed two weeks from Saturday, if not paid by then. Three thousand dollars," he added wearily, "three thousand dol lars, when I haven't fifty!" "Oh, If Grandma Pettlngiri had only lived long enough to tell us where she put tbe money!" exclaimed his wife. "She had always promised It to you, but goodness knows where 'tis now! And where shall we go when the mortgage Is foreclosed?" she added hopelessly. Before her hu&band could reply there came a sound of hurrying foot steps, and their twelve-year-old daugh t4 Eunice came running into the room. "Oh, mamma!" she cried eagerly, not noticing" the sober faces of her parents, "Miss Alice is going to help us girls make doll's clothes, and -may 1 please go up in the garret And around the room. Farmer PettingiU'a large hand, so firm at the plow, trembled as he took the old bag and slowly began to force the rusty lock. The bag opened with a snap. It was filled to the very brim with papers thin, rustling pa» pers, yellow with age, and unmistak» ably bank notes, bonds and deeds. "Father!" exclaimed Mrs. Pettlngill tremulously. "Isn't it most a visita tion of Providence?" But the form er was reading hoarsely, "Last will and testament of Eunice Pettlngill," and did not hear. And theo the cloud lifted, and sor row changed to Joy, for the old vil lage lawyer declared the papers to be worth nearly 115.000. The Gov ernment at Washington was notified of the existence of tbe bonds, and at last the mortgage was paid and the old home was secure forever.—Edith M. Gates in the Indianapolis News. ABOUT THE GIRAFFE." The giraffe is always spoken of as a very beautiful, graceful and gentle animal. It has always a general air of failing downstairs backward, but perhaps that is only to people whose eyes have not been trained to ap preciate its beauty. But although the beauty of twe giraffe may be left to individual taste, his gentle disposi tion is universally acknowledged. And, ot course, It is better for both man and beast to be amiable rather than beautiful, says an exchange. At Constantinople, many years ago —about seventy—a giraffe was kept in the menagerie. Its keeper was ac customed to take it to exercise daily in the large open square of the hippo drome, where Turks used to flock dally in crowds to cultivate the ac quaintance of this strange quadruped. Giraffes were new to the civilized world in those days, and this specimen was & curiosity. Seeing how per fectly inoffensive it was* and how domesticated It became, the keeper next used to take it with him on hla walks through the city. Whenever he appeared in the Btreets with his favorite, friendly hands were stretch ed out of the projecting lattice win dows to offer it something to eat. The streets were generally so narrow that the giraffe's neck reached from side to side, nearly touching the houses as it went. The Turkish women were particularly attentive to it. Tha giraffe soon learned, whenever it camQ to a bouse where it had been well treated, if no one was at the window, to tap gently against tbe wooden lat tice, to announce Its presence. The get some pieces out of the old hair trunk? PUftse, mamma, please." "Yea, dear," answered her mother. "Take what you want. They'll never do me any more good," she added bit terly, as the child left the room. "Let ber be happy as long as she can it won't be long she can be," replied her husband. Meanwhile Eunice ran lightly up the attic stairs, closely followed by ber pet kttten. "What, you here!" she jxclalmed. stooping to drag the little trunk out frop under the eaves, and seeing the k|tten gravely surveying her. "Well, you may stay here, but don't get lost." Btory When she had rummaged to her heart's content among the boxes, bags and trunkB witu which the gar ret was filled, she gathered up ber as Bortment ot pieces and turned to go downstairs, but Tige was nowhere to be seen. "Kitty—kitty—kitty," called Eunice, her voice echoing through the large, allent room. "Where are you?" A prolonged "me-eaow" came from un der the eaves which divided"*the old, unfinished part of the attic from the new. little gray head appeared for a moment, only to disappear again. "Oh, dear!" said Eunice, "now 1 s'pose I'll have to chase Tige, and it's so dark in there, too." It was growing dark rapidly, and tbe big gloomy attic was not a pleas ant place to be alone in after dark. But she bravely crept under the eaves into the old attic. "Come, kitty," she called, glancing nervously around the great, bare room. "Oa, there you are. 'way over in that dark corner!" dhe exclaimed, feeing her way cautiously s'ong the beams. "Now I've got you," she cried, seizing the furry gray bundle and snuggling it close in her arms. "Why, what were you playing with?" she ex claimed as she stopped to pick up from the dusty floor a large, old-fash loned bag of rusty, black leather. "Why, mamma never keeps any thing up here!" she uald to herself. "And here's a book, too! How fuuny. I wonder where on earth they came from guess I'll take 'em downstairs with me." So tucking them carefully under her arm she crept back into the garret, and, gathering up her piece* again, sped hatstily down tbe narrow stairway. "Supper's ready!" called Mother Pettlngill, as Eunice gained her own room and deposited tbe kitten upon her bed, where It continued to purr contentedly. "I'll wait till to-morrow before I1 look at the things," she de cided, tucking them carefully under the bed. "And to-morrow my doll'll have a new dress." But to-morrow passed and the next day, and the next, and never a thought did Eunice bestow upon the book and bag which still lay snugly hidden on the fioor beneath her bed. At last when tbe dreadful day was near at hand and the sad news had been broken to poor little Eunice, she flung herself on her little bed, cry ing passionately. In one short week she would be homeless, and she loved the old home so. At last when tbe tempest had spent itself, Eunice thought suddenly of tbe black bag. Sitting down ou the fioor she groped beneath the bed until her fingers closed upon something hard, and she drew forth the little book and »Ag. On tbe crumpled, yel low fly-leaf of the book, stained with age. she read her own name?—Eunice Pettlngill. "Why, It muil have been grand ma's!" she cried, excitedly, and she aped down the old front stairway, crying: "Daddy! Mother! See what I've found. It was up in the garret it must have been grandma's." "Mother's old reticule!" exclaimed the farmer, dazedly, 'and her diary, too. Come here, Anna it's the bag, the very bag, in which she kept the bonds." "Let's open the bag first, daddy," pleaded Eunice, dancing excitedly does not relate, however, what course It pursued If the people hap pened to be out. That is so often the trouble with these old stories—they omit what promises to be the most entertaining part. The historian does tell us that the giraffe preferred those streets along which It was the best fed, and If left to select its own route, always chose those. But it was hard ly worth while to tell us that. Any boy or girl would have known enough to act in the same way aa the giraffe did.—Newark Sunday Call. BLOWING SOAP BUBBLES. Mother came home from the city just as the children were going to bed. After they were snugly tucked away, she brought a bundle into their room said: "Be very careful, for it is some thing that will break easily. It was long and uarrow, and when the children opened It they found two long-stemmed pipes for soap-bubbles. The children talked for an hour about them before they went to sleep. They awoke just as the sun showed his golden face above the tree tops. No one but cook aud nunse were awake—yes, Fldo. He was ready for any fun, as happy as dogs generally are. Nurse dressed the children, and took them down to the back porch to blow bubbles. Then their troubles be gan. Fldo jumped at every beautiful bubble and broke it. At last he knocked a pipe out of Lena's hand, and It was broken. a said: "You can't blow bub bles now." But Lena's pitiful face spoiled all her sister's pleasure. "Never mind, you may use mine part of the time—but let's lock up Fido first/' Minn said. Fido was surprised, because it had been such fun to jump at the bubbles, and besides bis feelings were hurt he didn't like to be shut up. So he howled. Father heard him and came donw to see what was the matter. He found his little daughters very hap py. and heard of Fido's mischief. "It is worth losing the pipe to learn that Mlna can keep the Golden Rule. I'll bring you two pipes to-night that -won't break," he said. "And then Fido cau play bubbles with you again. —Adapted from the Mayflower. THE LADY WITH THE WIGS As American dolls, with their curly hair and wide brown or blue eyes, look like many of the little girls who "mother" them, so do Japanese dolls, with their angular almond eyes, oval faces and gorgeous kimonos, resem ble the children of Japan. Those who have seen Japanese dolls here In the United States must have noticed that they are always bald, instead of mourning over this lack of hair on her pet, the little Jap rejoices, for the reason that she has among her playthings half a dozen or more doll wigs, so that she can change her baby's coiffure as often as she pleases. Each wig has a little stand of its own. Among the dolls that every Japan ese child possesses there Is always one which Is kept sacred for a certain annual feast day, when it is played with. These dolls usually represent some well-known person, says The Il lustrated London News, and at pres ent there are dozeus of Nogis, Ova may, etc. The doll houses are as true a repre sentation of Japanese homes as are the dolls of their mlstressea.