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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS. FEBRUARY i, . it) i' ' . ' 'iji'" V'1 '"' , '.i' l:'V' i ' "' " '"' 'i'iH ' By The ' Conquered. Wa who bo eager started on Ufe'a race And br eat blew ran nor stinted any whi 7or aching mnaolaa or the parching grl Of dunt upon the Upe, who not the faoe Only more desperately toward the plaoa Where the goal's altar amokod if runnera knit With atronger liniba outran us, we who alt Beaten at laaWor ua what gift or graoaf Though we have been outstripped, yet knowi have we The joy of contest. Wo have felt hot life Throb through our velna, a tingling ecstasy. Our prize la not the wreath with envy rife, But to have been all that our sou la might be. Our guerdon ia the passion of that strife. Arlo Bta In century. MADLE DICCS. claims for distinction, its chief fame Ilea in the fact that it was within its preclncti that Stephen Collins Foster composed his immortal song, "My Old Kentucky Home," during a visit to Judge Rowan Who was one of Foster's dearest friends, The original manuscript of the song was for many years In the possession of the Rowan family, but was destroyed by the burning of a portion of the old residence ehortly before the war. Boston Herald The Hero. Dne who never turned his back, but marched 'roaat forward, Xt ve doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed though right were worated wrong would triumph, I'M we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake. Browning. In Corroboration. - From the Chicago Tribune. "Mamma, when you speak about three things you always ought to say they 'are,' oughtn't you?" "Yeas, dear. Why?" " 'Cause, the teacher said It wasn't right when I wrote on the blackboard, 'the grand old red, whit arid blue are wav ing over Cuba.' It was, wasn't It?" Chi cago Tribune. Origin of Rice Throwing. "The custom of throwing old shoes and rice," say the Antiquarian, "which ha3 prevailed for many years In America, England and Scotland, came from the eastern nations, and was originally In 'ended as a sign of relinquishment of ;helr authority over the bride by the rela tives." An old Jewish custom provided that a brother of a childless man had the first privilege of marrying the widow, and until her brother-in-law refused her she could not marry again. Another au thority maintains that the throwing of the shoe was a sham assault on the bride groom, who was supposed to be carrying oil the brldo. New York Tribune. The Head It Came Under. A bright girl in one of the New York public schools applied to her teacher for leave to be absent half a day, on the plea that her mother had received a telegram which stated that company was on the way. "It's my father's half sister and her three boys," said the pupil, anxiously, "and mother doesn't see how she can do without me, those boys always act so." iThe teacher referred her to the printed list of reasons which justify absence, and asked if her case came under any of them. "I think it might come under this head, MIs3 Potter," said the girl, pointing, as she spoke to the words, "Domestic afflic tion." Philadelphia Public Ledger. The Newest Ties. The jeally sensible pique stock i3 com ing back again, with the difference that its long gingham ends are not shaped and interlined to fould Into a four-in-hand or Ascot knot, but is hemmed on the end and ties in a Dig breezy bowknot with ends falling nearly to tue waist One charm of this fashion la that who ever makes her own shirt waists at home can easily whip together her own neck ties and the laundress will have no diffi culty with peculiarities of shape. Wide spotted ribbons, lengths of soft silk and whit lawn are all material for the new ties, and nothing will be considered more fitting with a pink striped shirt waist than a tie made of white or cream point d'esprlt knotted in a very liberal front bow. My Old Kentucky Home." One of the most Interested family resi dences in Kentucky is the old Rowan homestead, situated about half a mile east of Bardstown, and known as Federal hill. The old house, which is a commo dious structure of brick, was erected In 1795, and Is one of three of the first brick houses erected In the state. Its interior Is finished in colonial style, and It has many unique and interesting features. It is surrounded by about 3b'0 acres of the finest land in that section of Kentucky. The Federal hill farm was the property of Judge John Rqwan, who in his day was a man of national prominence, serving In many high official positions. Nr withstanding Federal hill has many Famous Songs Women Have Composed From the Cleveland Leader. It Is not generally know that women have composed a majority of the well known sentimental songs loved by men and women. Lady Jane Scott gave to the music world "Annie Laura." Lady Ar thur Hill Is author of that charming bal lad, "In the Gloaming," and the Hon Mrs. Elizabeth Morton Is responsible for that languorous melody. "Juanlta." Lady Scott Cattle composed "Douglas, Tender and True," and "Maryland, My Mary land" owed the thrill of Its spirited tune to a woman, the late Mrs. Newell Martin of Baltimore. Mrs. Fitzgerald made the melody of "I Remember, I Remember," and the muslcay pathos of "Auld Robin Gray" originated in the brain of Lady Ann Lindsay. Lady Lalrne, the charming Scotch woman, has contributed two songs that need only to be sung in any clime to cause every wearer of the tartan to throw hl3 plaid cap to the breeze. These are "The Campbells Are Coming" and "The Land of the Leaf." She also wrote the well known "Laird of Cockpen," which with that other famous old tune, "Ben Bolt," has been revived to memory by "Trilby." Cleveland Leader. Rescued the Man in Danger. Not all the heroes were at Santiago. One of them came forward recently in To- peka, when, says the Capital, the Santa Fe railroad found It necessary to reduce the force employed In the freight depart ment. Among those who were to be dis charged was a man with a wife and half a dozen children, and hi3 salary was the family's only income. Lines appeared in Ills face as the expiration of his term of service drew near, and his eyes told a story of suffering and dlspair. Dean Waters, a fellow employe, saw all this. It made him sick at heart, and his folks saw that there was something the matter, but he kept his thoughts to him self. For a week he watched the other workman suffer in silence, and at night he could not sleep for thinking of the heardships in store for the man's wife and little ones. Then he made a resolve. Going to the head of the department, he said: "If I resign my position, will you keep Mr. Blank?" "Yes," replied the heall of the depart ment. "Accept my resignation," said Waters, and he left the room without another word. The above is copied from the Youth's Companion, and the hero of the story is a son of Capt. Joe Waters, of Topeka. History of the Pocket Handkerchief. Until the reign of the Empress Jose phine a handkerchief was thought In France so shocking an object that a lady would never have dared to use it before anyone. The word, even, was carefully avoided in refined conversation. An ac tor who would have used a handker chief on the stage, even in the most tear ful moment of the play, would have been unmercifully hissed; and it was only in the beginning of the present century that a celebrated actress, Mile. Duchesnol3. dared to appear with a handkerchief in her hand. Having to speak of this hand kerchief In the course of the piece, she could never summons courage enough to call It by Its true name, but referred to It as a "light tissue." A few years later a translation of one of Shakespeare's plays, by Alfred de VIgny, having been acted, the word hand kerchief was for the first time on the stage, amid cries of Indignation from ev ery part of the house. It is doubtful if even today French la dies would carry handkerchiefs If the wife of Napoleon had not given the signal lor adopting them. The Empress Josephine, although really lovely, had bad teeth. To conceal them she was in the habit of carrying small handkerchiefs, adorned with costly laces, which she constantly raised grace fully to her Hps. Of course, all the ladles of the court followed her example, and handkerchiefs then rapidly became an Important part of the feminine toilet. "Woman's Life." A 1 7-Year-Old Writer. Lillian Pearson, a 17-year-old girl of Sedalla, Is a clever young writer. She has shown great versatility in her style, but one of her friends doubted her ability to write a story of sentiment He ex pressed this doubt to Miss Pearson and was immediately told that he would be "shown." A wager was laid and the story, "The Sixteenth Man," was writ ten. And so well was it done that the Ladles' Home Journal, of Philadelphia, accepted and published it. Besides, Miss Pearson won another wager. One of her friends declared that she could not dis cuss "16 to 1" in a new light In her story, Miss Pearson told of elxten men and one girl. She was an easy winner in both cases. Since she confesses that the "sarcastic style" is her forte It is useless to suggest what her remarks to the van quished may have been on the subject The story, "The Sixteenth Man," which was published last summer, was excep tional only as coming from an Inexperi enced and young writer. The principal characters are a very sensible girl and a rich young man disguised as a grocery store keeper. Numerous and sundry drives in the neat little grocery wagon give oportunlty for some clever conversa tion. The ending is quite melodramatic. When the hero discloses that he Is a wealthy aristocrat in the grocery busi ness for his health the heroine craves forgiveness for the fact that she, too, is wealthy. Just what nationality people are who might have their lives blighted by a few surplus dollars the authoress does not state. The scene of the story is laid in Arkansas, however, a fact which might account for any peculiarities. On the whole, however, the story is a very creditable one. Exchange. She Entertains Children. When Miss Cathleen M. Shippen, of Chicago, played a child herself with the peasant children of Italy, Germany and Switzerland, and frolicked with the bebes and their bonnes in the parks of Paris, it was with no though of the pro fessional child playing to which she now devotes herself In mind. She fully in tended then, as she still hopes, to be come a famous musician and composer some day, and it was partly on account of these tastes and tendencies, a3 well as because of the innate love of children which has always distinguished her, that she slipped into her present work. Invited to play the piano for the march ing which relieved the monotony of the weekly afternoon for the little ones of the Claybourne Avenue mission upon ho return from Europe at the age of 17, sb. was requested to perform a like service at a large children's party given in a very different section of the city. Upon this occasion the little guests tor some reason declined to dance, and a trifling unpleas antness arose among them. Miss Ship pen, during the temporary absence of the hostess, sprang to the rescue and restored peace and harmony by commencing a se ries of round games. So heartily were these games enjoyed that not until supper wa3 served was shs allowed to resume her post at the piano, and even after the re freshments had been discussed the chil dren still clamored for more games. Good-naturedly complying with the re quest of her hostess Miss Shippen played games the entire evening with the little ones, and was thereby unconsciously started upon the road to popularity and success. Before going home that evening she was astonished to be requested to preside professionally over the eames and nlava of two other large parties of children then Demg arranged, and almost from that moment she has been keDt busv amiminir the little ones, whom she so thoroughly loves ana understands. New games and plays, fairy Dlays. storv Dlavs. flower plays. Dlays of everv concelvahla lrinfl al most, have replaced and supplemented the simple round games of that initial even ing, and to the inventine and worklnsr out of these games the clever girl glvs no small amount or thought and study. The . folklore and historic plays of the various European countries have furnished her with many charming ideas, both for sim ple games and for the dainty Germans wnicn sue arranges for other children, and some of her prettiest and most at tractive ideas she has picked up by watching children playing among them selves. The end of February will see Miss Ship pen in New York, en route for the Old World, where she will spend a year In studying the national and historic child games and plays of all the more noted European countries, as well as the instru mental music which she still loves dearly. In 1900 she will open an "International games and plays" studio In the American quarter of Paris. At the close of the exposition of 1900 Miss Shippen will return to America, where she will take up her double work of playing with children and giving in strumental concerts in most of the largo cities of the United States. She is a fine musician already, almost a3 svmnathetift with her Instrument as with the little people who find her so delightful. New York World. Sample copies will be cheerfullv any address. & FHIIIIffill! teM 1 SHE WAS BLIND. A blindness comes to me now and then. I have it now. It is queerI can see your eyes but not your nose. I can't read because some of the letters are blurred ; dark spots cover them ; it is very uncomfortable. I know all about it; it's DYSPEPSIA. Take one of these ; it will cure you in ten minutes. What is it? A Ripans Tabule. WoaA I.MW a&rom ecrat, Mi lark or dugl otrto nw itwug will b aeot tat fiTtnu.