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* In *he "third floor bark" of a dismal looking lodging house In a street near Waterloo bridge, a man was standing, ■tnglng. In a dilapidated armchair by the window, his audience—one wee, pretty lassie—was curled up. wrapped •bout with an overcoat, for it was the afternoon of Christmas day. and there was no Are in the cheerless grate. "Shall I light the lamp, daddy?" she ■sked. as he ceased to sing and began to execute a grotesque dance, still whistling the refrain of his song. It lias grown so dark that I can't see to give you your cues," and she held up Borne tattered manuscript as she spoke. "No. Babsie: that will do for tonight. Don't try your eyes. Shall we have our usual chat in the dark, pet? There is no rehearsal tonight. Vgh! how cold 4t is. Have we no coal or wood, dearie?" "No, dad: but it isn't very much colder without fire, because the silly smoke won't go up the chimney, some how, so I have to keep the window open when we do have a fire." "My poor little frozen baby," he said sadly, taking her in his arms. "We will find lodgings where the •moke does exit the proper way—after Boxing night." "Dad." she said, as she'nestled close op to him in the armchair, "shall we bave a Christmas pudding some day?" "Shall 1 sing to you. Babsie?" he in terposed hastily. And. gently stroking ier soft curia, he broke into a lively music hall ditty. Babsie was soon fast asleep. He lift ed her up and placed her on the bed "Heaven help her!" he murmured eadly, as he gazed upon the sweet white face. "If I had only been a la Siorer you would not have gone hun gry on Christmas day. my pet. I won der how many poor mummers are wait ing eagerly for Boxing night? I have looked for work without ceasing. 1 «wonder if the noble army of bogus managers with . »hom 1 ve been so j closely acquainted of late are dining ; ■wall tonight while she is starving I'll spend every penny I earn this pan tomime upon her comfort. Oh. if I can only make a hit, now my chance has come! tie Babsie!" • I Oh. my Babsie, my brave lit a "Daddy, it's the glorious Boxing day at last!" cried Babsie, dancing round him in her excitement, as he was pre paring to go to the theater. "Everything wasn't quite smooth at «ress rehearsal," he had explained to Iler; "so I shall be at the theater all d*y." The latter part of this statement not true; but he saw that there was «•rely food for one in the cupboard, •nd his pocket was quite empty. As he ran down the stairs a Utile wa3 m c ike r/ ! ■ 4 || 'ti f/ WAS BEING CLASPED IN HER I FATHER'S ARMS. lie 'S shoe came clattering aftar him. and a saucy, smiling face peeped over the j balusters. "That's for luck, dad!" she called I I He noticed the little shoe had a hole 1 right through the sole, and he sighed. | When he reached the theater he : tound only a few shivering nobodies | ••eembled on the stage, waited for about two hours for the stars, who had never intended to pear, and then the stage manager dis missed them. Halliday met his t*r as he turned out of the stage door with the intention of strolling about the street« until evening. "Hallo!" eald that individual, gen ially. "Hope all the plum pudding you had yesterday won't affect your top notes. I think your song will fetch 'em upstairs. There's money in It-" Halliday uttered »nd, stooping down, picked up a quar out. They all ap mana exclamation, an 1 er. "There, what did I tell you?" laughed the manager, as he slapped him on the back and went on his way. Halliday hugged the little coin in his palm. It meant so very much, meant a little Christmas for Babsie, and it bad entirely changed his plans for the day. He hurried homeward with a lighter heart than he had tied for months,only stopping at a eos Isr'i barrow on his way to invest of his treasure in rosy-cheeked apple«. He sprang lightly up the stairs to bis home, calling "Babsie!" as he ran, so anxious was he to see her astonish ment'and delight. it car some But came; no patter of little feet, dreary room was empty. He sat down chilled and uneasy, and the apples roll ad unheeded to the floor. But one hour—two hours passed, and still no Babsie. fog was growing denser and denser. Tha anxious father paced up and down the little room. no answer The hours—three The At every footfall the stairs he rushed out and called her name. The callboy at the Regal theater cafling out "overture and beginners" as ha made hie way along the was passages whan a man rushed past him and dls "■ f u °S„* , ~S r rooms. U was Nigel Halliday, white and trembling, and with huge beadi of perspiration on his brow. "He'll never be on!" said the per formers In chortle. But he was at the side, dressed and made up, fully five minutes before his first entrance. The other performers were looking at him curiously, for his face waa twitching and he spoke to no one. "Nervousness or drunkenness," they all agreed. There was a ripple of laughter as he made his first entrance, an electric shock upon him. He knew what was expected of him. and he worked desperately. "He'll do!" said the anxious manager, sagely, as watched his grotesque exit and listened to the applause that followed it. As soon as Halliday stage after the fourth scene he caught istant manager by the arm. "I'm not on until the palace scene," he said eagerly. "How long Is my wait?" "Oh. about an hour tonight," was the reply. Halliday rushed down the passage to his dressing-room, removing his kingly robes as he ran. "What the deuce are you doing?" cried one of the men, as he watched him struggle into his overcoat. "Are you drunk tonight, or what?" "Don't stop me!" panted Halliday. "Hands off, I say! It's my long wait, I'll be back in time. My child is lost— missing since morning. I'm craay with anxiety: she s my only one. Through the streets he ran, thread ing in and out the truffle, heedless of the drivers. The fog had cleared away. and the night was starry. "Babeie! Babsie!" he panted, as ha tore along. "Babsie! Babsie!" as ha vaulted up the dark staircase to his home. All was silent In the desolat, room. He stood there one moment and threw up his hands in voiceless prayer, and then he hastened back to the theater It noted like he was off the the Just before his entrance in the pal ace scene t h e doorkeeper made his way thro . h the crowd and said some thing in a low tone to the stage manager. He saw them glance toward him and in a moment he was beside them. "In heaven's name tell me. Grahame! Is It news for me? Don't lie; I know It is!" "When you come off. Halliday—after your song. There'3 your music play ing now. Go on. old man.' "Tell me first,'' Halliday replied hoarsely, "and I give you my word I'll go on!" "A little girl—run over—taken to Faith hospital. Don't know who she belongs to. Died unconscious," Gra hame replied hastily. "Thank you," was all the wretched man said as he staggered past them onto the stage. ; A child in the gallery laughed glee fully at his grotesque entrance, sounded Just like Babsie's iaugh. Bab sie now, perhaps, lying a llttie man gled corpse In the Faith hospital. Why was he there? he a3ked himself, if his darling lay dead. What did he But Babs.e had been so fond of hie "drinking song." She had looked for He I care for money now? ward to hearing him sing would sing it for her sake. it. Then his voi-e began to falter—he swayed elighty. "He's breaking down." was the terrified whisper. "Won't some one step in to fill the gap?" And some one did. Right from the very back of the gallery it came—a child's voice that caught up the refrain just as the wretched singer wa3 about to rush from the stage, and the aaton lshed artistes, looking up to the "god3,'' beheld the singer, a little girl perched upon the shoulders of a stal wart coster. It was Babsie—Babeie alive and well. By the time the little g'.rt had got through the chorus and the gallery had shown their appreciation by ap planse and whistling, Halliday had re gained his self-possession, and he sang the remainder of his ditty with such Joyous vigor that he carried his au dience along, and the Infection of gay ety from all the smiling faces on the stage made itself felt all I thought the chap had really broken down," replied bis friend, over the house. "That kid In the gallery Is an old music-hall dodge," said one petite to another. "Yes, but this was Jolly well worked. Behind the scenes the "kid In the gallery" waa being clasped in her fath er's arms amid a group of sympathetic people In motley attire. Babsle'a story was soon told. She had been offered a quarter by a neighbor to mind her babies while she went out. The temptation to see her "dad" per form had been too n trong, and the lit tle girl, with her precious coin In her hand, had patiently waited outside the gallery door for many hour«. As she had not expected her father home all day she had not been in the least easy. Then Manager Vaughan and Stage Manager Grahame claimed her atten tion, and the performer slipped a brand new dollar bill into her hand. "It's what I owe you for that hearsed effect.'' he said, laughing — Forget-Me-Not. un j _ TTnra„» r T OTl ' ,,,, Horaee Greeley once was discussing I in a general company the faults needs of his own nation. unre and countrv „Ptoi." ..m < ^ llat thls I , , y . v e ' sa 1 he ' ln hia Piping ! lirkine"" ^ 'ïî," accent "is a real good nf5 ,'i ,, kuKllHhman present promp y said with unmistakable Eng auîte^rirh t ' Mr ' ° reele T> mi ■ „ to ; V, r, C0U , n y ne, " d,, a ,|lck - nf'm fh ï r ' H r r * Jr, . WUhout 8 l* nc - g in the Englishman g direction or ^ran.to„° Vay a . ny attentlon t0 th « terruptlon, went on in the same squeaky tone: "But the trouble la therea no nation that can give lt to ua. rgonaut. ,F0EWOMENANDHOME 1 ITEMS OP INTEREST POR MAIDS AND MATRONS. . ! i j 1 1 i The well-planned bonnet of the chaperon, j Wh,eh hia «'*' Time's ravages from her j I . , , , : . "'T* "^ tVI*** » * üma " b te thread or sllk , wlth her and " ne wo ® fn 0Bt °', len ' ake î. hat way ® f . 8n ' ppllb * °® ends * heB tbe * 8ew , Th ®' d# " ta "L ! C ° me l ° reCk ' gn1 " which have been put to such use *' ld h8V * 'hem "thread ^ th ' Th * bltln * of , tbr , ead '* one of | * be W °' 8t abuse8 to whlch 11 tootb t-aa f be TOb ^ ted ' K Juat wh >' th * habit ls formed wo " !d hard » every work basket worth the name ; contains a pair of scissors, and only the merest fraction of time is lost in using them. What would matter the loss of whole minutes wheu the wel : fare of things which can never be re placed Is considered? The persistent biting Is literally sawing the enamel off the teeth, and nothing can take its place; yet I venture to say that every one of the thread biting women would atontly maintain that she takes the best of care of her teeth, and cannot understand why she ls forced to pay j such frequent visits to the dentist He will not tell her what 1s the matter, because he has undoubtedly grown weary of giving good advice which no body follows. He will repair the dam age as far as his skill goes, and pocket his fees like a sensible man. Never, never expect In this world to get one atom of sympathy for the results of your own foolishness, for It will not be forthcoming. A White Mulla frock (or s Girl—A Field Cloth Di A Cheap Fretty Bed Valaace— Uetrtch Flame* Bad Rembrandt Unto. Th» Seven A(es of Womau. | At first the infant's cap, soft, warm and white, I With strings well mouthed and mauled. In sorry plight. The giddy schoolgirl's hat, a waif and stray ; Any old thing that hinders uot her play. [ Th» budding maiden's hat, pert, trim. According to "sweet sixteen'»'* mood or irt or whim. Bravest of all, the bridal wreath and veil. Which marks lire's great the scale. eat and turns Th» new-fledg«d matron's "dream," by Worth designed. Which "Hubby" ] looks resigned. paya for, »igbs and Last seen« of all, the widow'» ruche and weed». Sans feathers, flowers, ribbo beads. ! , lace or -P. 1L Oliver. j ' Plaid cloth drees, with an overskirt reaching but half way, bordered with ; pale yellow to match the stripe in the cloth. The revers are also of the \ Mousseline de sole of deeper yello shirred Into a yoke, and falls graceful , ly In front. The belt and collar are of A Plaid Cloth l>r«**. same. is | ' ! / (A j rv-; [If ■a li :/.. WS ;/ V; ÏÏM WW H . 1 ft m if I ! v } II Li Lv 1 / f 1 ; i 7 \ to black satin. The hat la of white chif fon, with a cluster of yellow butter cups on the crown.—Boston Herald. Ostrleh Flame, end Rembrandt Hats. About the most elegant hat present date Is the small Rembrandt llmost entirely concealed beneath a ■vealth of oetrlch plumes, vhich are chosen of different lengths, (rom the tip to the amazon, as occasion lerves—are so arranged as to cover the irown and the brim and to leave hard ly any of the foundation visible. Pal Mt ^ and turquolse-blue and clem »tls-mauve feathers at the « s Tbese— on straw shapes to match or on white. I have also seen ,ome equally elegant toquas decorated with two amazons fastened at the back so as to pas, round each side, the curly tip, meeting ln front In a light Dour comments a writer ln tbe Millinery Trade Review. A toque so trimmed wlth two P a 'e-blue feather. Is made of balr - cloth ' woven of white and blue, It Is turned up on the left side, where R wata on a half coronet of yellow roees. The mauve, with a coronet of forget-me nota, ls equally admirable, plumed hata are also baglnntng to put same arrrangement In Black GIRL'S WHIT* MUSLIN FROCK. if u / a. C A <7 #/n & /<§/ . 1» |V O' kU r 'ikf PI J. A ' ,1 fit 1 ft ¥ ■ h > 4 y I ■ Vi I ,■ im . l j 1 V \v / I } . K' tt III / li I ill ■a h I :i ® fil M /f l\V SM*, d m ■ w Â ■ .. t \ / « it The dress for a young gtrl Is of white muslin. The corsage broad la formed white ground faille printed with pompadour flower of ribbon. . which appear to encircle the bust, and form large rosettes In the center In front. In reality the ribbon Is tight and cut beneath the arm on the aide on which the corsage opens, sired, be rolled each time that the dresa Is put on, but that has the In convenience of crumpling the ribbon it may, If Mt de In an appearance, and bid fair to be | very fashionable the coming autumn Their elegance and novelty depend chiefly on the way in which the feath ers are set In. A t'hemp Fretty h#il Valance. Brass beds are Incomplete without a valance of some kind as a finishing touch, and this should harmonize with or be of the ,ame material aa the other bed. There la a fad | among fashionable people to > drape beds In heavy effects and rather j dark colorings, a Persian or Indian shawl being considered most desira ble; but many of us still retain the i prejudice In favor of Inviting white ) beds, especially obliged to make the one piece serve as i a divan by day and a bed by night, j Cleanliness Is a necessary ailjunct to | bed fittings, and these should be so constructed that they may be frequent- ; ly removed, shaken or laundered, and easily replaced, adjusting a J'i 1 >? ■ now here one Is not The simplest way of valance Is to spread smoothly between the spring and the mattress a fairly heavy cotton sheet; to this is basted the valance, which la already cut and finished to the right depth; also fulled on a coarse drawing th read. It should be silt hemmed at the corners to admit of Its paasing smoothly around the posts of the bedstead, and In need be on but three sides of tbe bed, as the head Is generally against ths wall. ii p and moit ran«»» it After being basted firmly It la stitched by machine, when It Is In con dition to be removed and don* up al most as easily as an ordinary sheet. .Shield pins holding It to the spring at each corner keep It in place during tbe daily process of turning the mattreas above It, The fullness allowed should be almost once and a half that of the measurement around the bed, The ma terials selected „ ma y >>« cretonne, dim ity or any goodB preferred that is bd propriate to whatever style of quilt and shams or pillow roll use. may be In pretty one with an spread Is of Uun muslln, costing but 2 r, cents per yard (though more exp en « vequa Miles may he p, m . Wd s red). It Is quite heavy, and th# brolderetl effect Is good. It ha „ Ind ° f nnl * p ed t0P and bottom, requiring only the work of hemming the corners Instead of making the whole thing, unless l t ", too deep, when the top may he turned over or some tuck, put in t„ dorVd it and really add to the effect * sin gle sham two yards wide of the same material is stretched aeross th. pTi! InY Wh0l,, * IVln * a fre »h. clean and pretty appearance for very l«m* work or money. Twelve yards of th! tambour is sufficient for both and valanca, at a cost of I'l for tt, h m tire outfit, the sheet beto^raUv obtainable from the spare stock of partly worn household bedding or era liy .»cured for, at most, fifty A simple and ordinary Marseilles hour curtain «Hi and cam enclrcl a narr 'S B lie neck la -'Iged Will. ' «leevra er« j «CD put ta. [ llrt, which [ er a ground to malen the ! bile If pra te hip*, but 1 a the back, j lace later- i tu is trimmed with two flounces •d a trimmed with m crossing earl la made np o ribbon, pink or blue ferred, I with narrow linen plait Tbe front Is trimmed w Uon. The Urge gathered lai long, flat ove the whole wilt dainty and practl pensive and lest* ibie and pi to '«* **• Tbe A lace stole la Jacket, made v from a !««*• einla. » popmar as the laça I garment Is generally ■; ndt falling Iblted with line», otar a several ruffl< tight aieevr ■« The tittle Ith tbe ti o long On* t\ ch< Iw'Oi gown* a frock of pink mou«« simple >f m* w »* frock quite trimm by at the It bad , ruffle at the j om. with a fu elbow. On the from of the «toi« be tween tbe tw, _ ends, "•He. with n at same little is of a ■aw renter Thei garments In black lace are 1 pretty and uneful OUR COOKING SCHOOL. l'*a«l* hoak one-half a box of gelatine half a cupful of cold water one hour; I add one and one half cupfuls of bolll | Ing water and one cupful o till both are dl 10 of sugar; stir lived, and strain. Rare i and cut crosswise in whole ring* six targe ripe peach« «. When the gelatine ! I» nearly half cold, add the juice of half a lemon and the whttea of three eggs beaten to a stiff froth, and whip thor oughly together. Line the bottom and sides of a mould with peach ring, and I«*t stand eight with whipped Pour In the gelatine hours, and serve or with custard yelks of the cream, made of the «.in eggs poured round. fmm?h Pare and slice to make two have been enough ripe peaches cupful* of pulp after they He.» through a colander. Meat the white* of three froth, and add egg* to a stiff cupful of powdered a ' ld ,h '' pPB ' h p,,lp Ktadnally, t ' b V n,00th: hP,,p ln « *'«« serv ID* dl»h and on the Ice Make • custard of beating the yelk th , „„ In half a cupful of cold milk; brin« on« and ono-half cupfuls of milk to 1 ^n k?V WO of augar la and\h f " , ' ,,l ' poonf «l of vanil la and the yelka of smooth and thick, when ready to peaches. one «'Kgs, stirring until Net on Ice, and wrve pour around the Foddln*. Of M mul a baUOr ' ,f ° n " ono butter ^ ° ne fc tftbl "' ,poonrul of melted biklna n . aPl "* tcaspoonful of b8k Powder, a pinch of salt and two lev ® 1 cupful» of flour, l «r ten ripe peaches, In a buttered puddlm tie water l'eel and quar spread evenly ng mould, add a 1R •nd a few bits of butter cover with battor. cloL T ( ""' r ,K,lllD * water. 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Washington Star. 1 11» 4 n» Ih»«» to How am I to know that**» support my daughter In lie which «b» has been accustoM**'» *d Ooldey of the persist*»! ClMW "Why. ws will live right NR ^ you. *o you may »** for ««ïgNSlI» can't make It too rich for *f ■■I I »étroit Free Press. I | ' i Qwliw c»a*#«<a* "Don't It make you f**l »BW ! *° ''"d fourswlf getting old* * ** ,h * ,lrl <tHy frwh egg of th* *■* doubtful one. °• 11 «Joean'L" replied IMjj "»Ben I get » little older I N •* eUge."—Cleveland W*» &■ Twa at a ElaA , "It'» simply Impossible fiof bread for my family," W* "Same w»y her»." remAfkai®*' cer. "I have to work for *" Very ****** 1 v a Elrat Mlaalonary—What did on that cannibal's tombstone *■* last weekT Second Missionary—Hat* who loved hi* fellowman. 110 * Giving I» « »• ' Seems to me 1'va story a coupla of times time It had a différent author* atlachad." "It muat ha a twlw-stolM » Claveland Plain Daalar. A I read th® 1 before, tm