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b man with eager eye
Why do you hurry so?
wmroar ba to gan the prie
Yo_ mis mieh fulry go:
Po" bear no oug bird tew
Nor st r in yowry pl es;
la never stay to bring
Glad miles to weary face
Why do you hurry so?
Oh stay a little, stay!
Why do you hurry so?
There are blossoms along the way
That never again shall blow;
The grave is at the end
Of the way that you are tacing
8tay a little, friend,
And soothe some heart that's aching
Why do youe hurry so?
--Chicago Record-Herald.
Mrs. Laton's Tea.
" T NSCONCED In the depths of
her big arm-chair, a smile
lighting up her fine old face
that her white hair framed
with a crown of snow, Mrs. Harmon
was considering her nephew Andrew,
a good-looking young fellow of twen
ty-eight, who, for his part, was consid
ering the timepiece on the mantel,
whose hands were already well past
three o'clock.
"Well, Andrew, do you find my clock
very interesting?"
In some confusion the young man
stammered an excuse, but she went
"Now don't deny it, you naughty fel
low. You wanted to know if your visit
had lasted long enough for you to take
your departure decently."
"Not at all, aunt. Your guess is quite
wrong, for I haven't the slightest in
tention of going yet. But why do you
keep a regular sun-dial like that in
your drawing room?"
"Perhaps because I was born so long
ago that it is I and not the clock that
is behind time. But come-instead of
criticlsing my drawing room, tell me
what you are going to do when you
Ve here."
"In the first place, I am not going to
Ileave here for some time; but when I
have wearied you with smy presence
until you cannot stand it any longer,
it will be time for me to go to Mrs.
iLaton's tea."
"Mrs. Laton-Pauline Laton?"
"The same."
"Ah, yes; I used to see her some
time ago. I remember her vaguely-a
large woman, dark-"
"She is a blonde, aunt."
"Indeed? She used to be a brunette.
'And so you are sighing at the feet of
Mrs. Laton?"
"We are all sighing at her feet."
"She must enjoy It."
"Well. I rather think she does."
"Is it fun?"
"Yes, after a fashion. We are al
ways the same little circle of friends,
and then, beside Mrs. Laton, there's a
sister, a rather good-looking girl, and
a few other young matrons and bache
elor girls."
"And what do you do besides look at
these women?"
"We take tea, we gossip and we
"Oh. oh!"
"But my dear aunt, one must do
something between 5 o'clock and din
"Evidently; and flirting is what you
have found to do?"
"It's a way to kill time."
' "I scarcely know just what you
mean by the term. Explain it to me."
"Oh, impossible. A definition for the
word has long been sought, but it has
not yet been found. But, given a
young woman tete-a-tete with a young
man who is not a fool, and I warrant
you it won't be long before you have
a practical demonstration. Flirtation
is a manner of becoming discreetly in
discreet To know how to flirt is no
common accomplishment. It is a veri
table science."
"And is love a science, too?'
"No; it is rather an art."
"And marriage-what is it?"
"Oh. that is philosophy."
"Indeed? At what age does one at
Wn this philosophy?'
"As late as possible."
"It seems to me that at twenty-eight
"Aunt, aunt!" cried Andrew, spring
ing from his chair, "confess that you
are concocting some terrible plot. You
look as guilty as a conspirator."
Mrs. Harmon smiled a fne smile and
enjoyed for a moment the consterna
tion in her victim's face. Then she
answered, after a pause:
"Yes, you are right. I wish to get
you married."
"In heaven's name, what have I done
to you?' gasped the young man, with
comic seriousness; and as the old lady
still smiled, he continued. "See here,
aant, I should never have suspected
you of such a thing. Tou, a woman of
intelligence, a superior woman, de
scending to the role of matchmaker!
It is a terrible shattering of my
"Come, come, my poor boy, do not
be so cast down The girl is charm
ing, I can assure you."
"Of course," Andrew burst out, "the
girl is always charming. Oh, I know
her: I can see her now; she may not
be exactly pretty, but as you have said,
she is charming. 8he dresses admira
bly, and makes all her own gowns.
She stood at the head of her class In
school, and attends lectures now.
Morwover, she has taken cooking les
sons and can put up preserves. 8he
plays the piano, shabe sings, she paints.
and she has a tidy fortune in her own
right. Bah! No. a thousand times, no!
I do not want this miracle of perfec
tion. I know a thing or two, aunt,
even if I don't look it, and If I marry
I shall marry a woman who suits me.
But I know girls-they are all alike,
and I know what they are and what
they are worth. There isn't one who
salts me, or can suit me, and I shall
remali a bachelor."
"And you go to take tea at Mrs. La
ton's" murmred Mrs. armon, be
twen her teth, while a disturbiag
xpresion came nto her elea aein g
old eyes.
Utnder this ironical and even in
qulaitorial look Andrew lest counten
ance a little; he could et dey that
to matrimya he preferrd airtlng
with Mrs. Iatsa.
He was paliag Iasilf tlogether to
seply, e b s r to defend hmself,
Sab seet dr ball was heat
u AwJauIte t Ia this peo up aami
Oh maiden with deep es
Why do you hurry so.
A wold of sorrow lies
Out where you long to go;
You put your books away
And coil your braided tresses,
And, turning from wild play,
Are stately in long dresses
Why do you hurry so?
Oh stay a little while,
Why do you hurry so?
I see you sweetly smile,
Andheaven is here below;
But oh you long to flee
From youth and maiden glory,
To grieve too late and be
The pathos of the story
Why do you hurry so!
--Chicago Record-Herald.
f day, aunt, or do you, too, give your
e friends tea at five o'clock?"
e "You are impertinent, nephew. At
l my age a woman does not give five
0 o'clock flirtations. It is not even a
caller. I am sure it is my little friend
Rosamond, the "charming girl' I spoke
"I shall flee, then."
"Do you not wish even to see her?"
"Never! Or, if you insist, I shall go
into this little ante-room and look at
her through the crack of the door. That
i is the only concession I shall make,"
t and the young man stepped quickly
into the next room as the opposite
door opened to admit the visitor;
t through the slit Andrew could make
out the graceful silhouette of a young
"How do you do, Mrs. Harmon?"
said the girl, as she entered the room.
I "I have brought back the little books
on the orphan asylum that you lent
mamma. May I stay a moment with
She continued to keep her back to
I ward Andrew, and he, now beginning
to get tired of the game, had about con
cluded that she must be frightfully
"BSit down here, dear, beside me,"
and Mrs. Harmon easily contrived to
place the girl just opposite the small
room; and the young man, approaching
his eye to the crack, was struck by the
pretty face he beheld.
"Well, Rosamond, what are you do
Ing nowadays? Are you going out
"No, very little. I had a card for
Mrs. Laton's tea this afternoon, but I
wrote her I was ill. You will not be
tray me, will you?" and she laughed a
merry laugh that set Andrew's heart
to vibrating.
"Do you not care for such affairs?"
asked Mrs. Harmon.
"Sure, Mrs. Harmon, you do not
think it would be amusing to spend an
hour or two watching Mrs. Laton's
flirtations, with no one to talk to, but
the insipid women and stupid men of
her set?"
"You are severe, my child."
"Severe? Well, with a woman like
Mrs. Laton I do not think one can be
too much so."
Instinctively Mrs. Harinmon raised
her eyes to the door that concealed
Andrew, and, under pretext of arrang.
Ing the portiere, she crossed the room,
and, as she rearranged the drapery,
whispered to her nephew:
"It's nearly five-you'll be late for
your tea."
But her warning was unheeded; An
drew did not budge. As for the girl by
the fire, sh'e was still full of her idea.
"Do you know Mrs. Lal~n, Mrs. Har
mon?" she asked.
"Yes, yes," the old lady hastened to
reply, and to turn the conversation she
went on. "But you are wrong to de
clare that all men are stupid. There
are some who are quite sensible."
"Sensible? Well, I don't know them.
I do not mean that they are all stupid,
but they think themselves so superior
that they are wearisome. They are
vain, insufferable bores, with their
blase airs and their ideas that they are
irresistible because they can flirt with
Mrs. Laton, who has bleached hair,
smears paint on her face as if it were
a palette, and whose brains are good
for nothing but to devise outrageous
Again Mrs. Harmon cast an uneasy
glance toward the little room, in which
I Andrew was fast waxing angry. He
i would have liked to strangle this girl,
whose superb health and triumphant
I beauty irritated him.
"And when will you get married, my
dear?" suggested Mrs. Harmon, again
throwing herself Into the breach.
"I shall never marry."
"Indeed? Why not?"
"Why not?" repeated Rosamond, a
shadow of melancholy coming over her
face that Andrew admired in spite of
himself. "Because I am a little fool
who cannot do as the rest do. I would
wish to love my husband and to have
him love me. I would wish to marry
a man whom I should single from
among the rest for his goodness and
intelligence. I would wish to have a
confidence in him, and above all to be
proud of him."
As the girl spoke she had become
animated with a gentle exaltation,
which was not without its effect on
the young man behind the door.
"Well, Rosamond," said Mrs. Har
mon, "why do you not realise your
"Because there are no young men
nowadays who care to look for a girl
who pleases them. Marriage for them
Is a matter of business, nothing more,
and the woman herself does not count.
SThey marry when they have lost their
Smoney, and the little heart they pos
Ssessed has been frittered away on some
Mrs. Laton or another."
Again Mrs. Harmon arose, and pre
tending she had an order to give, ex
cnsed herself and hastened to her
"Well, aunt, she has given us a nlce
Sdressing down, eh? For a 'charming
girl.' I would back her against the
"Hurry, Andrew; it is late, and yeOa
; have almost missed your tea."
g "My tear' he repeated. "Bother my
tea! Is there nothing else In the world
Sbut my teat Now, you must find an
.- excusee to bring me into the room an
tI'll show that young shrew whether
g all mee are fools. Oh, shLe need have
no feet, I shall not try to magy her,
Sfor I stll have all my halr.e lttWe
m, mosey sad a heart still intact."
Mrs mes eunld mt tritasn a
n ushat ti* vwn amu's vamtls, M.i
five minutes later Andrew entered the
drawing room.
But contrary to all expectations, the
conversation did not become a war of
words; on the contrary, the girl's fresh
gayety disarmed Andrew's anger at
once. His preconception fled before
her dimpled smiles and her gentle
voice, and he soon fell under her
charm, forgetting his anger In his ad
miration of her graceful movements,
the penetrating timbre of her voice, the
sparkle of her wit.
The hour for the tea had long passed
and Andrew was still there. He had
lost all desire to run after Mrs. Laton,
that faded doll whom Rosamond-as
he was forced to admit to himself
had portrayed so truthfully.
And esconced once more in the
depths of her arm-chair, Mrs. Harmon
smiled a kindly smile, and silently re
garded the young people, who for their
part, looked at one another with looks
that do not deceive and in which the
old aunt read with joy the hope of a
happy unlon.-Waverley Magazine.
The Country ritor.
It has been frequently stated that
the editor of a country newspaper
works harder for less pay than any
man of similar ability in his commu
nity. There is no4doubt some truth
In this, but It is far, from being a fair
statement of the ca. -
A similar statement might be made
to apply to the country doctor or law
yer, and with quite as much truth.
There are poor editors, poor lawyers,
poor farmers, pooramerchants andiso
on along the line, but as a rule we do
not have to look far to discoverjthe
whys and wherefores. -
Just a man's ability to get a -few
hundred dollars together for printing
machinery does not make him an edi
tor, any more than the purchase of a
few bottles of pills and boxes of pow
ders makes a man a doctor. There
must be something more than mere
No doubt the country editor does
work hard, and in very many in
stances he works in the dark. If he
gets out a poor newspaper he must
expect to be ill paid, and generally it
Is the editor of a poor newspaper that
does the hardest work.
Fortunately there are very many
editors of country newspapers 'who
do not come under this head, and in
every instance it will be found that
they are live, hustling men who run
their papers on business princip:les,
and are not satisfied with putting
"any old thing" in type just so long
as it will fill the required space.
Backed up by brains there are hard
er roads to travel than publishing a
country newspaper, but without at
least a normal supply of "gray mat
ter" It is tortuous and full of snares
and pitfalls.-Fourth Estate.
Preseatd Wimself to Bo Hannea.
Lord Wolseley tells an amusing
story of his experience with Abel
Erasmus, the Boer, who has Just come
into the British lines in South Africa.
In 1879 Wolseley was making a cam
paign against Sekukini, the chief of
the Bapedis near Swasiland. After
be had captured the chief and put
down the rebellion, he asked Sekgkini
how he dared make war against a
great power like England. The Kamr
replied that he had been urged on by
Soon after, at a public dinner at Pre
toria, Lord Wolseley made a speech, in
which he said that if he ever found
that Erasmus had incited the chiefs
to war he would hang him.
A day or two later a tall, bearded
Boer appeared at Wolseley's office,and
said to the secretary, Sir Henry Brack
"I am Abel Erasmus, and I have
very important business to transact. I
have heard that Sir Garnet Wolseley
has declared that he will hang me
whenever he can lay hands on me, so
I have come to be hanged."
The secretary admitted the advisa
bility of consulting Sir Garnet, who
was in the next room, and it happened
that the general was busy and could
not stop to discuss other matters, even
so important as hangings. Accotding
ly he returned to the Boer, and pacil
ied him by suggesting that the bus
Iness could stand over for a day or
two. Erasmas felt that he had dis
charged his share of the obligation and
departed in good health and in better
temper.-Youth's Companion.
How ~w~esa Xet am smergmrs.
A curlous outcome of technical edu
cation for womenl was shown during
the past year In the case of a man
who by failure in business was re
duced to poverty. He had a capable
family, and his daughters at once
sought for situations as dressmakers
and milliners. In the latter trade
there was no prospect of immediate
remuneration, as it is customary for
the beginners to give three months of
service, both spring and fall, without
receiving wages. The second daugh
ter got a place to sew In a dressmak
ing establishment at small wages, and
the father's efforts to make a living
were hampered by his advanced years.
Then the mother took a hand. Bhe
had been raised on a farm and sought
and found employment tying up rege
tables for market. In this industry
the chief requisites are careful count
ing and honesty, early rising and In
dustry. 8he actually made enough
money to keep the family for three
months, but then she did not have to
spend money to dress up to the situa
tion, and was paid for her work at the
end of each day.-Philadelphil Record.
The HlheSt-Wrseed samp.
A stamp sold the other week for
£227, the highest price ever realised
in a public salesroom for apy one
stamp, although Messrs. Puttick &
Simpson, at whose rooms it was sold.
tell as that they have another copy
unused which will shortly be offered
for sale, and ais expected to fetch up
ward of £400. The stamp is the first
issue of Roumania used for the prov
ince of Moldavia In 1854, blue on blue
per. with the arms of the provinces
and the value, elght-yoe paras equal
to about 7d. In our money. incredible
as It may appear, there are other
stamps believed to be of even greater
value 'than either of these.--Londo
Any woman who will fatter a man
to his face is either In love with him
or else is perteetlg willng to ba-New
teak Pres
A Novelty in a Pettieoat.
-'A pretty novelty in a petticoat has
white muslin flounces trimmed with
insertion or frillings of lace, set on
a foundation skirt of silk. The flounces
may be procured ready made at dome
stores, and are intended to be tucked
on to the silk slips, from which they
may be removed from time to time
for washing.
Millions For Charity.
The gifts of American women last
year for the purposes of public good
aggregate a sum of over $20,000,000.
Of this amount the largest individual
sum is Mrs. Stanford's $10,000,000, and
Mrs. Bradley's $600,000 is the next
During the previous year the gifts
of thirty-four women in the United
States for higher education amounted
to $3,500,000, and of this sum Cora J.
Flood gave the largest amount-no
less than $2,000,000. Miss Helen
Gould, beside her donation to the Gov
ernment, gave $40,000 for educational
purposes.-Philadelphia Ledger.
Statue of Empress Ellsabeth.
The statue of the late Empress Eliza
beth recently unveiled at Godollo Cas
tle, a seat of Emperor Francis Joseph,
near Budapest, is a bronze figure of
more than life size on a high pedestal
in Gothic style. She is represented in
a walking costume, such as she most
frequently wore at Godollo; in one
hand a sunshade, and in the other a
few wild flowers, and she appears to
be resting after one of her long ex
cursions. Her head is crowned only
with rich pleats of hair. The figure is
the work of the Hungarian sculptor
Rona, and stands in a part of the park
most frequented by the Empress.
Individuality in Dress.
'An English fashion writer says that
English women have no individuality,
and that half the women dress exact
ly alike, with a rose at the tip of the
rim of the hat, if roses worn in that
way are the fashion; a velvet bow on
the hair at the back of the hat, if vel
vet bows are being worn in that way,
and never by any chance a red rose
if pink are being worn or a black silk
bow to rest on the hair if the great
mass of people are wearing velvet. A
similar complaint might be made to
some extent in this country. Women
fnd it hard to draw conclusions in
fashions, to follow the fashion, and
yet not wear the identical article worn
by every other woman.-New York
For Miss Baby.
Very long waisted effects are ex
tremely fashionable, both for little
girls and little boys. His belt is pulled
way down in front, while her little
dress is cut with a skirt scarcely wider
than a ruffle.
Black patent leather belts for weir
with all sorts and conditions of su'ts
are most fashionable for little boys.
The Russian blouse fastening over
double-breasted high in the neck, with
narrow neckband, is newer style this
season than the one with shield and
sailor collar.
Very small babies wear tiny caps
and bonnets that increase in size as
they grow older.
Mummer HOuae For Children.
'A summer house is more than a de
light if there is room for it. It need
not be a costly affair. Little folk get
even more good out of a rough lath
construction, thickly overrun with
vines and floored with nothing more
costly than clean earth. The baby can
sprawl there upon his blanket through
the hottest summer days, or the tod
dlers play games. Build it low and
broad, with doors upon four sides, and
in either square, round or octagon
shape. Grape arbore yield as much
profit as pleasure, if one is at the
pains so to prune the vines as not to
waste all their strength in maintain
ing unntritual wood. Fruit buds, it
should not be forgotten, come out of
new wood-that is to say, wood of
last year's growth. The nearer the
roots these new growths come out,
the more richly fruitful they will
prove. A vigorous shoot will often,
grow fifteen to twenty feet long. Tht
cutting away the old vine need no~t
mean spoilling the precious shade.
Washington 8tar.
Wisadim For the Summer Oil.
Tan is not beautiful, nor are freckles.
Tis all right to be healthy, but to
burn one's face up is simply foolish.
Vegetables and frnuit, instead of
much meat will give a clear skin in
An excess of oil in the face is direct
ly due to improper diet.
Brunettes should never shampoo
with borax, while blondes should be
ware of ammonia.
Veiny noses are "reduced" by gentle
massage to disperse the blood from
the nose elsewhere.
Titian blondes suffaer torture from
their thin skin; they require a veg
always in the sun and should have an
umbrella or parasol ever with them.
A little glycerine and rose water arst,
then talcum (borated) will prevent son
burn for such.
Wear long sleeves in the water.
Burned arms are most painfutl. Pow
dered starch Li most soothing; cream
(from fresh milk) is better Istl.
Warm water baths in summer re
mlt in am after feeling more agreeable
than when the water is cold Stay-st.
homes ashold use seas salt.
Pelits4 nis aSm "ost" - me ted
ei, Miim ie bI in nmsl i
men as women and it is not at all ef
feminate. Why not men manicures)
Talking with your shoulders and eye.
brows is neither elegant nor convinc
ing and will create wrinkles and dis
torted necks.
Low "necks" demand pretty throats.
Keep them white by borax and cream
baths; then fatten up by exercises and
Last, and most important, your pose.
A tilt backward will add ten inches
to your slse and twenty pounds to your
weight, a prdper carriage beautifying
in exact ratola-Phlladelphia Record.
Mrs. Mary E. Owens is a sergeant
of police in Chicago.
Boston has the first Indian typewrit
er and stenographer. She is Miss Wah
Women physicians of Sweden have
petitioned the Government for the
privilege of receiving positions in hos
Queen Margherita of Italy is the au
thor of an interesting book on the
heroines of Shakespeare. She greatly
admires the English bard.
Grown-up bridesmaids seem to be
going out of fashion and the up-to
date wedding either has none at all or
else they are represented by small chil
Miss Gallfia Brandt, a Chicago art
Ist, has had two of her pictures ac
cepted for exhibition at the Paris sa
lon. One is in oil and the other is a
There is an increasing amount of em
broidery being done in America for
lingerie and garments of all kinds.
This work is perhaps not as fine as
the French, but it is constantly im
Houston, Tex., claims the first wom
an dealer in automobiles in the Uni
ted States. Her name is Mrs. L. M.
Adams. and she not only owns her
store and knows how to sell the ve
hicles, but she can operate and repair
them herself.
A simple cosmetic used by Southern
girls to give them a good color is the
strawberry. In winter the face is
washed with the juice of preserved
berries and in the summer a fresh ber
ry is rubbed over it. Very warm water
is used afterward to bathe the face.
Mrs. Rudyard Kipling, in a letter to
a friend in New York City, writes
that the latest pet of herself and her
children is a tiger &ub, presented them
by Cecil Rhodes. The cub is being
brought up on the bottle, and Mrs.
Kipling writes that it has such a
healthy appetite that it consumes three
and four pints of milk at each meal
Mme. Melba says that one of the
quaintest experiences of her artistic
career was in Russia, where a crowd
of ladies waited for her at the stage
door that she might sign some photo
graphs. To her immense amusement
no one had brought the means, but at
last a gentleman obligingly lent a pen
cil. which was afterward promptly
broken up and the fragments divided
among the ladies.
The "touch of gold" grows less and
less on elegant toilettes.
Linen effects prevail in shirt-waist
costumes for utility wear.
A peculiar tint of green, known as
the katydid, makes a charming linen
Damask linens in deep ecru or gray
are new and stylish for costumes for
present wear.
Etamine skirts are very fashionatle,
as well as dressy, and are admirably
suited to seashore wear.
Tucks are generally wider and less
numerous upon wash gowns than on
those of handsomer material.
Long black or white talle sashes are
much worn just now, both with self
colored or contrasting costumes.
Raindrop figures of black on white
in ribbon or lsilk are the reat tad
and rage for hats and millinery.
Sailor collars in old blue or white,
with applique and stitching, form a
stylish adjunct to a wash gown.
A silk vest bodice, which may be
worn with any kind of skirt, is one of
the newest notions for a walking
Ribbons are the great features of
th!n summer gowns, especially in knot
ted sashes in from five to twelve-inch
There is a growing tendency to In
crease the width of skirts around the
bottom, but no change is made in the
glove fitting upper part.
Sbhonlder collars in a variety of
forms, rounded or pointed in front,
plain or tabbed, single, double, or
triple, are a featare of many summer
Itmluiasld seheemrus.
The multimsuted schooner is devel
oping into an important factor in the
ocean carrying trade. Originally a two
masted craft, with fore and aft sails
It has evolved by regular steps of pro
gression into a sevea-masted vessel
whose sails can be all handled from
the deck. Two purposes are thus se
cured. First, the element of safety in
the navigatlion of the vessel is in
creased, as the sail area may be re
Idued without diffculty or danger
,whenever desired and under any
weather eonditions, and without ar
resting her headway. Secondly, the rig
is the most economlcal of all to oper
ate. The small area is divided up so
that a comparatively emnds crew eas
handle the eanvas, and reeft and u
reet, tfurl and ntfrl, wlthout leaving
the deck. The latter feature marke
the multimasted schooner the most
prostable of all lasses of oess ear
Valusble space Siled with pos esy
is like good feed spelled Il the ese.
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A StranBe mouse.
As in the nursery Mrs. Puss
Was looking out for mice,
She threw a glance upon the shelf,
And there saw something nice.
A little mouse among the toys
Was standing very still;
'I'll catch that mouse " said Mrs. Puss,
"Most certainly I will.
Then crouching down before the shelf,
Her instinct to obey,
She made a sudden upward spring,
And pounced upon her prey.
But what was this? In sudden fear
Her claws let go their hold
At coming in contact with
A substance hard and cold.
Then frightened Mrs. Puss turned tail,
And fled from out the house,
While still her prey remained unmoved
He was a clockwork mouse!
-Cassell's Little Folks.
Sua-Shadows sand Moon-Shadows.
Most persons, perhaps. if asked to
answer off-hand, would say that a
sun-shadow is darker than a moon
shadow, and would give as a reason
the superior brightness of sunlight.
As a matter of fact, however, a moon
shadow is the darker, and it is the su
perior brightness of the sun that
makes it so.
The light of the sun is so strong that
its rays are freely dispersed in every
direction, and even if you cut it off by
placing an opaque object so as to in
tercept its rays, some of the dispersed
rays will reflect light into the shadow
cast by the object. The light of the
moon, on the contrary, is not strong
enough to disperse and reflect its rays
into the shadows that it makes.
Look into this for yourselves by
comparing daylight shadows with full
moon shadows.-Philadelphia Record.
Habit in Inseets.
A naturalist saw one of the wasp
like flies called the sphex, dragging a
grasshopper to its nest, and knowing
its habit of entering before it carried
in its prey he determined to make an
experiment with it. The nest of sphex
is under ground, and the entrance is a
little hole. When it had gone Into the
hole, leaving the grasshopper just out
side, the observer moved the latter five
or six inches away. Finding its prey
gone when it came out the sphex ran
around hunting for it, and having
found it, dragged it back to the hole,
going in itself on its preliminary visit,
as before. This was repeated three
times, but the fifth times it dragged
the grasshopper into the hole without
stopping. The same thing was tried
on several successive days, with the
same result, which shows that the
conservative little insect had at least
to throw aside its instinct and depend
on its reason.
A Doll-Partt.
A "sick party" I called it, because it
happened when I was sick. I had a
fever, and when you have a fever it
takes a long time to get well.
First I could sit up against my pil
lows, and then I could have the bed
made, and have on the beautiful blue
dressing-gown my aunty made me for
a birthday present. After that I had
to lie down again, but I could have the
pillows up high, and have my pictures.,
papers and books to look over for a
I always have a party on my birth
day, but you can't have parties when
you are sick, only sick parties. But
they are very nice when you can't
have a real one.
It was such a surpisel I was saltting
there with my dear old Fluff cuddled
up beside me. I had smdlled of the
cologne, touched the lovely flowers
in the vase, and had some nice jelly,
but it was lonesome.
I was missing my real party, when
my sick party began.
Mamma came in with Dell Allen's
new doll Dell' had sent it over to
spend the afternoon with me-her new
doll Wasn't she good? Then nurse
brought in Freda Wallace's baby doll,
in Its long' white dress and the sweet.
est blue knitted sack and cap. Freda
had lent her to me for the afternoon,
too. When aunty brought in JennIy
Mayo's doll, I just squealed.
"It's a doll party," she said. "We
couldn't have the little girls, because
they would laugh and talk and tire you
too much. But they said they would
send their dolls, and so you could have
a quiet party."
Mamma and aunty kept bringing is
more dolls. At last they brought la
Freddy Bond's new horse, a ane, big
half-covered one. Freddy hadn't s
doll, of course, so be asked if he mighi
send his horse to spend the afternoom
with me. Didn't I laugh?
Horses don't usually go to partiesl
except to take people there, but thu
horse was as quiet and nice as the
dolls. -
Mamma and aunty said the best
thing a doll-party was that you didh'I
have to give them real things to eat
and so it couldn't hurt me. But we
had a supper just the same. We had
the cutting-table spread with a big
towel and my new dishes.
And aunty made the things to eal
right there. It was great fun watch
gin her, for she made me guess them
They were mostly tissue-paper things
Yellow, pieces crumpled into little bells
were oranges, and white pieces rolled
into sticks, the ends snipped like
wings,were celery. Green paper made
lettuce for the salad, and little snips o
red scattered on them was lobster.
The dolls seemed to like them, and
when I could see the girls I told them
It had been a beautiful party, Freddy
Bond's horse and allI-Youth's Com
" ums Ne PeePssas Risk.
"It seems to me worthy of note,"
Scommented the thoughtul man, "thai
the fellow who is sure the old pistol
is not loaded is seldom so sure of it
that be polnts It at himself wben he
pulls the trigger. It he did thee
would be uittl, eause for complant."
OGe Pot.
A ~Tl Two Qetes.
New York city, with somethn g lik
2,000000 less populatios, spends $100,
nSaW a mne, a agalt Imgdam'u
new to Cleam Oily BMttles.
When glass bottles which have held
HIare needed for some other purpose
't is often diffcult to remove al? traces
at the oil. This may be done by illing
the bottles with ashes and placin,
Chem in cold water, which should be
gradually allowed to boil. Keep boil
ing for an hour and then allow the
bottles to remain in it till cold. Wash
them in soapsuds and rinse in clear
Summer ilats.
Ice should be used, not abused. To
hick it way senselessly as do most per
ions is sinful waste. Ice shavers are
cheap, in lieu of which a pin pressed
In will do the work.
Bowls of ice placed about in an in
valid's room will cool it quickly and,
Incidentally, save the nurse; fanning
is weary work.
Flowers, even in pots or around the
city walls, carry to every heart a joy
ous message, but upon suburban
porches let green run riot.
The beneficial hose plays a great
part in summer. It is too often used
carelessly. Water is almost as disas
trous as Are as a destroyer. Blow out
the hose and dry it daily.
Screens-house screens-are marvels
of use in summer. A summer cold is a
miserable affliction. A screen before
an open window is wisdom placed be
fore dawn, especially.
Charcoal used to heat water for
bathing is effective. Gallons may be
heated in a jiffy or two jimes, and
there you are.-Philadelphis Record.
The Odor of Feathers.
Properly cured feathers have no
odor. When there is a close odor to a
feather pillow it tells unerringly one
story. The feathers have not been
properly cured and have been spoiled
in the curing. There is no remedy for
such feathers. The small amount of
animal matter located in the quill of
the feather, instead of being destroyed
in the curing, has been allowed to be
come decayed; and like any decayed
animal matter, it leaves a lasting taint
behind. The best feathers may by ac
cident acquire that taint by curing.
The best goose feathers have so small
a quill that they are not as liable to
trouble as hens' feathers, that have a
heavy quill. It always pays to buy
the best goose feathers because they
are much lighter, bulk for bulk, than
cheap feathers, and the lightest cost
very litle more than the heaviest,
though the price by the pound is con
siderably more. It is generally the
cheap feathers with coarse quills that
are odorous. The odor will last as long
as the feathers.-New York Tribune.
Daisty Dresng Tables.
Nowadays dressing tables of mahog
any, rosewood, white enamel, etc., are
preferred above all, and rightly, too,
without doubt, but the coquettish
draped dressing table is the favorite
of many women who like frills and
daintiness. The old "spot" muslin or
the pattern of tiny dots no bigger than
seed pearls is quaint and pretty. The
neatest way is to stitch the valance on
a piece of tape anl tie it at intervals
along the edge, the piece for the table
coming to the edge and being finished
off with a frill or muslin or lace. Then
we may yield ourselves to further law.
ishness, and a very dressy way is to
tack on the colored linen or batiste
irst, then placing over that the plain,
lightly gathered muslin, to take a sec
ond piece and cut it in deep Vandykes,
edging these with wide valenciennes
lace and tying it securely along the
edge of the tables. The upper founce
should reach to within a foot of the
ground, and may be caught up by bows
of ribbon to match the color of the lin
ing. The flounce of lace on the table
piece should be fairly wide, and a nov
el way is to add a smart flounce of
nmarrow lace; but very often the top tis
of looking glass framed ti
with a fulling of lace and
relecting prettily the toilel
pieces of ivory and silver. Pinaeush
ions should be of the daintiest deecrip
tion. It is a capital plan to have o1
for black pins, another for whlte and
a third for jewelry and hatpins. Hat~
pins mean destruction to a pretty pin
cushlon. Old decanter stands of silves
or Sheffeld plate fitted with the pain.
cushions are most appropriate to a
dressing table, whereof the acces
sories are all silver metal.-Montrein
Pickled Cherries-Stone ripe cherries
and cover with vinegar. Let them
stand for 24 hours, then drain off the
vinegar and add one pound granulatec
sugar to one pint of the fruit. Mis
thoroughly end put in jars. They wil
keep perfectly without sealing and are
Club House Potatoes-Cut one piqt
of raw potatoes In fancy shapes oi
cubes; parboll three minutes. Drain
add one-fourth cap butter and cool
until soft, then add one cup thin whits
sauce and one tablespoonful meat ex
tract. 8prinkle with finely choppec
parsley and serve.
Spinach Sounle-Take a cuptul o
spinach which has been prepared ant
mix with it the beaten yolk of an egj
and stir over the fire until the egg hit
ct. Let It cool When ready to serve
stir into it lightly the well beates
lwhites of three eggs. Fill lndividua
buttered paper boxes half futall an(
place them in a hot oven for 10 ala
utes. Serve at once.
Maple Creaunm-Dissolve one-ha.
package of gelatine In cold water. Poe:
over It one cup of boiling maple srtup
being earefutl that all the gelatin bi
dissolved. Add one eup of scalde
mlk thorougiy beaten with two eg
When it begins to stiffen, poour i
slowly into one pint of whipped cream
stirring It gently until all is wel
tuled. Trm into a mold that hs
been rinased with old wani and set os
see ner kn
State GLifernti of il1isiiiii
Governor-W. W. Heard,
Lieutenant-Governor-Albert Esta
Secretary of tate--John Michel.
Superintendent of Education--Johu
V. OCa)oun.
Aaditor--W. S. Frasee.
Treuaurer-Ledoux E. Smith.
Don Osfferey and 8. D. McEnery.
1 Distriot--t. C. Davey.
2 District--Adolph Meyer.
8 Distriot-R. F. Bronasard.
4 District-P. Brazeale.
* Distriot- -. E. Ranedell.
S District-S. M. Robinson.
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