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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
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***&"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.

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