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THE FELLOW THAT'S DOING HIS BEST.
You may talk of your battle scarred heroes,
Of martyrs and ail Of the rest,
But there's another I think just its worthy-
The follow that's doing his best. -
He doesn't wear gold braid and tinsel, .
Nor ride on the wave's highest crest.
But he's always where duty demands him—
This fellow that's doing his best. i
No trumpet blare tells of his coming,
For fame he is never In quest;
But he's always a hero, this fellow
Who Is always found doing his best
And I'm sure In the day of the judgment, *
When many shall full at the test,
There'll be one who will pass without trouble—
The fellow that's doing his best.
And the gntes of the heavenly city.
The beautiful home of the best,
Will swing wide for my hero to enter—
The fellow that's doing his best.
— Dallas (Texas) News.
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A MATTER OF BUSINESS
n DON'T deny any of your claims,
Riyby, but it has been one of on;
--rules to give such a post as thlf
only to married men. 1 believe there
comes to a married man a certain
House of responsibility which makes
him more valuable to us and more
t>;i (V in the position."
"Hut, Mr. Johnson," protested young
Rlgby, "there isn't a man on your
traveling force who has done better
tor you. considering the bad territory
JfOU gave me. If you'd give me a
chance at New York State I'd break
"Perhaps, but you'll have to get
married first! No, don't argue," reiter
ated Mr. Johnson as Rlgby tiled to
interrupt. "We'll hold the place open
for two weeks. If at the end of that
time you can show me a marriage
certificate we'll talk business.
"You belong to a club here in town.
have apartments waiting for you
when you come in from your trips, go
to the theater some, play the races a
Rigby nodded his head.
"Cut it out and pet a wife."
"But 1 don't know any girl
"What!" almost shouted Mr. John
son; "do you mean to tell me that in
"i hate you—"
all your bumping around the country
you've never met a girl you woukl
seriously consider marrying?' 1
Rigby'B mind traveled rapidly over
his list of acquaintances, lie ratted
his head, and caught a pair of brown
eyes watching him from the desk in
the far corner of Mr. Johnson's office.
The eyes belonged to Johnson's pri
"No. I don't know h girl I'd care
to marry, nor a girl who'd care t<>
"Well. I'll be banged!" ejaculated
Uigby was standing up. He had
forgotten the brown eyes by this time.
lie usually forgot girls Just this easily.
"But I'll tell yon this much. Mr.
Johnson. 1 don't propose to let a little
thing like not having a wife stand
between me and that job. I'm going
to get both inside of two weeks."
Mr. Johnson, senior member of the
Johnson Manufacturing Oompany,
chuckled. He bad liked Rigby from
the hour the lad bad started oui in
the Pennsylvania coal territory to soli
Johnson shoes, but be would not vary
his long-standing rule —the best Jobs
to the married men.
Willimet. who had long held th.-
Isew York territory, was going Into
business for himself, and his position
was the one for which Itlgby was
rharley Kigby crossed the square,
hla hands thrust deeply into his pock
ets, his hat pulled over his eyes. lie
was thinking about girls.
When his father's money had been
swept away by ill-advised investments
bf had cut loose from bis mother's
people, who had always resented her
marriage with the visionary, easy
going Uigby. Now he wished that be
had kept in touch with them and their
Naturally of gentle brooding mid in
stincts, he had not pared for the class
of girls be mot in his life as a com
mercial traveler, and he had a hit of
his father's dreamy nature, which oar
rled him to the theater and made him
happy in K i>,.d books.
There was the muse who had tided
him over the malarial fever, hut sh^
had told him the first day of his eon
valoKconco that she -was engaged. The
dulighter of the biggest shoe dealar
in Scranton had Invited him to dinner
ovor.v time he called on her father
but she was not just the sort.
And matrimony was a gamble, a
lottery, after all. It was just th
same whether you know a girl a day
or a year. Yon never really know her
until you married her. Lots uf the
married men had told him so.
Then all of a suddou ho remembered
the brown eyes that bad watched him
during Johnson's merciless catechism.
Merrltield, the bookkeeper, saunter
od In for lunch, and Kigby welcomed
him Joyously. After a few desultory
remarks ho Inquired about the owner
of the brown eyes.
"You remember Darnton, who was
killed in the Sonierville collision last
summer? \V<>)l, she's his daughter.
Belle Darnton. J think her mother's
folks have money, but she was too
proud to ask help, and she lives with
her father's maiden sister, i guess
••ill they have Is her little salary."
Itlgby tramped ton miles through
thf park that afternoon, and reached
a decision, it was a coincidence tlmi
both should be very nearly alone in
thf world. And then her eyes were
appealing. And he really knew her,
for often when Mr. Johnson had been
away she had written him little notes
on the roud.
That night lie walked home with
Miss Brown-eyes, The next night h-»
culled, the third night he took her to
(he theater- but all the while the
brown eyes never met his.
And .Sunday night of the following
week he asked her to marry him.
There were four days of grace.
"You know, 1 won't bother you very
much." he explained awkwardly,
wishing that the eyes were not look
ing straight into his. "I'll —I'll be on
the road most of the time, and your
aunt could stay wiUi you -only In n
much better house—and really. I'll do
my best to make you happy "
The brown eyes were shooting
"I'm glad you didn't have the Im
pertinence to tell me you loved me,
anyhow. Then- Is that much to your
credit," she was saying scornfully.
"But you couldn't make me happy. J
hate you— ■—"
She said more, but Kigby could n<>l
exactly recall it. Perhaps he didn't
want to recall If. "I bate you:" Tbnt
was quite enough.
And all of a sudden he realized that,
above all tilings, he did not wish this
girl to hate him. He wanted her to
love him. wanted it more than any
thing else in the world — even the po
Three iliiys later Mr. Johnson
opened a letter from kigby, dated in
;i small Pennsylvania town.
"1 have changed my mind. 1 don't
want the New York Job until I've
earned my wife."
Then he wrote of sales and custom
ers. Johnson dictated an answer to
the business part of the letter and
ignored the reference to a future mar
lie gave Higby's letter to the brown
eyed stenographer to file with the rest
of his day's correspondence, and she
read the all-important paragraph more
And all that long, bitter winter
Blgby stayed on the road. He shunned
the theater and closed his eyes to the
racing news. But lie sold goods anil
wrote regularly to the senior;member
of the linn.
"Uighy's got the trade In Pennsyl
vania by the boot straps and pulling
on It to beat the band," obftemvl
Johnson to his partner one —in j
the presence of the brown-eyed
stenographer. "He Is surely trying to '
make a record."
And the little stenographer, Under '
cover of her typewriter tVsk, gave a '
loving pat to a fat ord«r Rlgby had (
just sent In. /
It was summer before lUgby put the '
question again, and fal before the '
wedding day was sot. Hlfby protest- '
ed, but she was firm.
"I want you to make ont more trip." '
she said slyly. "I want ti write you
every day— for myself. .11 our cor- '
respondent heretofore has been pure
ly a matter of business." He looked '
nt her reproachfully.
"Yes," she added, smllli? tenderly. '
"I could read between tie lines of
each letter to Mr. Johnsor 'I'm doing
this for you, dear, for y«i!' Hut 1 '
want some letters of my very own.
We'll make it Just a year fom the day
Mr. Johnson told you to g wife-hunt
High; sighed resigned^
"All right, but tell DM just one
thing, Belle, dear. Why dl< you watch
me so closely the day Johison asked
Die If there wasn't some jirl I could
marry In a hurry
"Because—because " and tha
brown eyes were covend with the
sweeping lashes now, "I was so— so
afraid there might be." —Htston Globe.
Progress of America! Press.
in addition to it.s othendistinctionn
(lie year 1904 marks the completion Of
two centuries since the tint American
newspaper was started, lays Leslie's
Weekly. That paper wui the Boston
News Letter, whose publisher and
editor was the postmaster of that
town. Although the News Letter con
sisted of a sheet of only 7 inches by
10%, printed on both sides, It was th '
only paper that England's colonies In
the new world had for over a decade
mid a half. Philadelphia got the sec
ond paper established in America and
New York got the third All these
were technically weeklies, but often
in the early days there were Intervals
of two or three weeks between their
successive appearances, The first
dally paper in the new world was the
American Dally Advertiser, printed In
Philadelphia. After nearly n century
had elapsed since the first newspaper
appeared on this continent — or In itftio
there were only fifteen dailies and
190 weeklies in the United Slates.
The contrast betweip. those day*
and to-day is striking. There are 24,
--ikmi newspapers and periodicals of all
sorts--weeklies, semi-weeklies, tri
weeklies, monthlies and quarterlies
published In the United states in 1901,
oj' which 2,400 are dallies and 16,000
weeklies. Any one or two or three
of New York's daily papers of 1904
has v larger circulation than did all
the dnily and weekly papers published
in the United States in 1804.
Water* that Are Magnetic.
A reputable scientific publication 18
sponsor for the statement that there
exist in at least three places in the
State of Indiana springs or wells
whose waters possess marked magnet
ism and are able to impart it to steel
objects dipped therein. This property
has been reported of other springs in
various parts of the world, but such
tales have been received by scientific
men with caution.
lv this case the magnetism seems to
arise from the fact that considerable
quantities of carbonate of iron are dis
solved In the water. When it stands
for some time this decomposes into
carbonic acid gas, which escapes, and
magnetic iron oxide, which falls to the
bottom of the containing vessel as a
powder. When the decomposition has
ceased the water Is no longer mag
These springs are said to cause per
ceptible deviation of a compass nee
dle, and a kuife blade immersed for
live minutes in one of the springs in
magnetized sufficiently to sustain nee
dles by its point, retaining this prop
erty for thirty hours. The water cor
rodes locomotive boilers, but when a!
lowed to stand still till the carbonate
has all decomposed can be used with
Almost a ( iiiiftHhioii,
Jennie —That ■pltefnl Mrs. Chatter
ion sail) your husband wun old and
Ogly ami that you only married him
for his inouey.
Nottl«>—And what did you sny, d<ar?
Jennie—l said I was nurc you didn't
do anything of Urn s<Tt.
Nettie — Did you erer meet my hus
Jennie—No; I never had that pleas
Nettie—l thought so.
"Pa." said the small boy who was
straggling through the medical alma
nac, "where are the nerve centers lo
"Ob, at any of the Chicago cro«»-
Inc»," responded pa, who had been
COLLEGE PRANKS. |
rhoMofKngli.il Student* Are Wont
Than in ThU Country.
American students are hardly up to
the British standard In the playing of
college pranks. Not long ago on a
wager a freshman of Trinity College,
Cambridge, dre*»ed in his sister 1
clothes and called on the head of the
college to complain that "her brother"
was being brutally ill-treated by Oat
college authorities, lie was. so "she"
[inserted, overworked, underfed and
The benevolent old head—a man
much more sinned against than sin
ning—listened to these charges in help
"But, my dear young lady — " ha
Thereupon "she" burst into ■ storm
at sobs and would not be comforted.
Ills protestations of Innocence only
made "her" weep the more copiously.
The dear old man never had a worse
quarter of an hour.
The following week he saw th©
Freshman play a woman's part In a
comedy and the truth slowly dawned
Upon him. Meanwhile, the Freshman
had collected the bet and spent the
money In a "party." which ended In
half a dozen students trying to light
the police force of bridge and
spending the night in Jail.
The old "town and gown" riots,
which used to be such a strenuous
feature of life In English universities,
seldom occur nowadays, but there was
one In Oxford not many years ago
which raged for three days and nights
uninterruptedly. Over 500 policemen
were eventually required to restore the
peace. Houses and shops were wreck
ed and many a townsman and gowns
man had to be patched Up in the local
Being an ardent politician. It Is nat
ural that the undergraduates should
make the college elections, which are
fought on political lines, exceedingly
lively affairs. Some of the leading
universities return mem of Parlia
ment to represent them in the House
of Commons, but they are elected by
the dons and graduates without much
fuss and excitement. The real fun la
over the election of the chancellor, the
lord rector, or whatever the lionorary
head of the university may be called,
for In that election the undergradu
ates take a hand.
This position Is sought by the great
est men In the land — men of the cal
iber of Gladstone, Salisbury, Mor ley
and Balfour. And they are willing to
go through a most severe ordeal to
A great statesman who sways the
House of Commons and helps to shape
the destines of Europe goes election
eering among it mob of yelling college
boys, and they think nothing of pelt-
Ing him with red ochre, bluing and rot
ten eggs If he happens to be of the
opposite political stripe. Election day
is always a wild pandemonium In a
university town. Wise people stay at
home and put up the shutters.
FIXING HIGH NOON AT SEA.
Wireless Telegraphy Expected Soon to
Overcome the Difficulty*
The most momentous Improvement
In navigation since the Invention of
the chronometer, more than 140 yean
ago, has just been foreshadowed in it
modest paragraph In the report of the
chief of the bureau of equipment of
the United States navy.
"It is believed," says Chief Man
ney, "that the development of wire
less telegraphy will enable these (time)
signals to be distributed over water as
well as over land, and*that before long
every ship at sea, in addition to every
land station, will receive dally noon
signals from the standard observatory
What does that mean Nothing less
than the elimination of the last el»
ment of uncertainty from the problem
of finding the position of a ship at
sea. Hitherto the one weak point in
navigation has been the difficulty of
carrying standard time on a voyage.
Observations for local time as well
as for latitude have been exact, but
the comparison of local standard time
for obtaining the longitude has in
'olved a certain amount of Ruess work.
The best chronometer is not quite in
fallible, and some allowance, which
may not be precisely right, has always
to be made for errors. I
But with time signals received from
a national observatory every day (it
noon the mariner will know his way
over any part of the wide ocean as ac
curately as If he were threading a
buoyed channel. The chronometer
will Join the cross-stuff and the astro
labe on the junk heap of discarded
And of course a ship that can com
municate with the shore for one pur
pose Is equally In touch with the world
for any other communication it Deeds
Point of View,
"Did you notice how I moved the
audience last night?" asked the ama
"Moved Isn't the proper name for
it," repoined his critical friend. "It
was little short of a stampede.".
The truth, children, Is that Sleeping
Beauty slept with her mouth opeu cud
Chop throe-quartern of a pound of
cold, firm butter Into a pound of flour.
When yon have a coarse powder, add
a small teaeupful of Iced water ami
with a spoon work Into a loft mass.
Turn upon a floured pastry hoard and
roll Into a thick sheet Fold this up
as you would a sheet of music and
roll out again, then fold up once more
and once more roll out. Sot on the Ice
for an hour or two, then roll into a
"hoot a half inch thick and cut Into
rounds like biscuits. Lay those in
piles of throe layers and with a small
er cutter press half way through each
pile. Put Into a very hot oven and
bake quickly to a golden brown. Take
from the oven, lift off the little cen
tral round from each pate, and with
a spoon SCOOP out the soft Inside
dough, leaving a cavity. Into this put
a creamed oyster mixture. Net in the
oven until very hot mid serve.
Stuffed Pepper Miliii,:or*.
Cut the tops from green peppers,
nnd with a sharp knife remove tti.i
Mcdi and tough white membrane! Kill
with salt and Iny In cold water for
forty-eight hours. Drain, lay in cold
water for a day and drain again.
Make a filling of two tablcftpoonfnll
each of minced cabbage and grated
horseradish, a teaspoonful of minced
onion, a half teaspoonful each of pow
dered mace, nutmeg and ginger, a tea
spoonful each of celery seed, pepper
corns and ground mustard, a teaspoon
ful of sugar and a § tablespoonful of
salad oil. Stuff the peppers with this,
tie on the tops with soft twine, pack
in a crock and till the crock with
boiling vlnogar. Repeat the scalding
a week later. Cover and stand for
several months before using.
Meaaurea of Capacity.
Four heaping tablespoonfuls mak«
Eight heaping tablespoon make
I Four cupfuls Of flour mnko j)u«
quart or pound.
Two cupfuls solid butter make one
| Two cupfuls of granulated sugar
i niako one pound.
Two and one-half enpfuls of pow
dered sugar make one pound.
one. pint of milk or water equals a
<»ne dozen oggs should weigh a
pound and a half.
Skim milk is a (rifle heavier than
whole milk, cream In lighter than
either, nnd pure milk Is ,'! per cent
i heavier than water.
Cherry Cream Pie.
Any left-over fruit Juice may he
used. Bake au open crust, »is for lem
on pie. Add one-half cupful sugar to
one pint of Juice left over from canned
cherries if not sufficiently tweet; add
two largo tableepoonfuli of cornntareh
rubbed smooth in a little juice and
cook till thick. Add butter size, of >\
walnut. Pour In crust, and when very
cold cover with a capful of whipped
cream, sweetened with two tabie
spoonfuls of sugar and flavored with
a few drops of almond extract if
cream Is not at band, use the beaten
whites of two eggs sweetened and fla
vored. Brown slightly In oven.
Paro and scrape the slices of pump,
kin, cut them Into cubes and cook
slowly, In but little water, lor four
or five hours; then mash thoroughly
and add a scant cupful of sugar to
each quart of pumpkin. Cook one hour
longer, then add plenty of ground cin
namon. Some prefer to add one quart
of sorghum to each quart of stowed
pumpkin and cook one hour, then aplcti
to taste before putting away.
Cover the tripe, after cutting It Into
Inch squares, with cold water and net
at the side of the range, where It Will
simmer slowly. At the end of four
hours, drain off all the water except
a half cup, and to this add a half pint
of seasoned and stewed tomatoes an.l
thicken with a white rout. Benson to
taste, stir until the sauce Is smooth
and thick, and nerve.
A Hint in KKK-Hnilins'
Though it is not generally known, It
la nevertheless a fact, as any medical
man will inform you, that eggs coh
ered with boiling water and allowed
to stand for five minutes are morn
nourishing and modi more easily dl
gested than eggs which have been
placed In boiling water and allowed to
boll furiously for three or three and
a half minutes.
To Prevent Flatirona Sticking.
When Ironing starched clothes, nib
a little soap on the hot Iron; it will
prevent the Iron sticking and give *
beautiful gloss to the clothes.