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"Wll'b fair In love,' you ny," Ik
l.ta'kcd cunl.v, and i.'ii'li' from tin'
room, Kii.vlir.' In a very 1 w voh c,
us Ii" pa. ed his l.Iit n:::st iff. who wtis
(homr; mi ii n:.:, "V.'i'.!h him, 1 Mi'tct"
'IT. i:i-.w v:ilts was half ended wlv'A
Till slroihd up to Mh.-i Vernon, ami
Mil l in a linn' of mock Mirprie:
"Why, Helen, ymi of all people, to bo
silling nil' il (latieol"
The prclly girl I. hi: h. 1 ami looked
.i Mt r iin ed.
"Mr. Ilawtrey cnga-rcd the number;
iviilenily he liiis forgotten me," ski'
'Finish It with me?"
'With jiii'!', sure."
Ilawtrey did r.ot appear a .cm in (hat
evening, and many were the comments
because of his slrnn.ee disappearance;
hr.t Teihly looked supremely happy, for
the girl or Ms heart had said "Yes."
The girls chnlYed Helen n hit In the
('its hi' room because her rich cava
lier had deserted his principal iiavtner;
I nt tiic young lady did not seem In tin
least angry; In fact, she appeared, aa
one. pert damsel said, "deadly su
perior." After the last guest had gone, Ted
hounded upstairs four steps at a time
and burst Into the room. Duke drew
a long breath of relief and rt moved
the earnest regard with which he had
been favoring Ilawtrey, who had not
apparently moved from hi.- chair
had not dared to move, in fact.
"Why, I law trey, are you here yet?
Every one thought yon had .cone and
wondered why," said the young man,
affecting all the surprise possible, while
a victorious twinkle played In his
Hut Haw.trey was .came. lie never
flinched, but replied la Lis cool, color
"lteally, I did not know I was of so
much importance. The truth is that
this little hook Is so interesting, anil
your brandy so excellent, that I de
cided not to leave this comfortable
Hope Duke didn't annoy you?"
pointedly from Ted.
"Not in the least. He seems a fahh.
"Cood night, Mr. Armstrong!"
' Cood night, Mr. Ilawtrey!"
ioon as the door had closed on
Ilawtrey, Ted grabbed Duke by the
forelegs, and man and dog executed the
maddest and merriest dance on record.
Then, hugging his dumb slave, Ted
"You watched him all right, didn't
you, old boy .' ell, you saved my
life, perhaps; so lie there on the rug
or anywhere and snooze all night. The
stable is too good for your dogship
The next day tha engagement of Miss
Helen Vernon and Mr. Theodore Arm
strong was announced, and in the same
sheet might b'o seen a few lines that
read: Mr. I.ruce ilawtrey leaves lor
New York to-day, en route for Eu
rope." "Ilawtrey told me, Helen," explained
Ted. later on, while both were laugh
ing over the incident, "that all's fair
in love, so I took him at his word."
"I hated him ever since the day he
spoke of mo as 'filly,' and was only
waiting for a chance to refuse him.
I wouldn't have had him, anyway,"
"Well, Duke and I weren't taking
any chances," laughed the dog's, v
Ut.Xc'v York News. -
I'.uvii, Die v.v.iry
-The t'i lici'ici.i.
or t-ho Grave.
KH. AKM.STKO.rs modest
little home was ahlar.c with
light. The proud lady was
giving a small danee to cel
ebraic her only son's homecoming from
college; and Teddy, why he wa.-j the
happiest young fallow in the world!
And why r.ot? Had he not just
emerged from the university with Hy
ing colors, and was he not about to
ask the girl of his heart to gladden
his hearlstoiK' for life?
His mother had said to him during
the day: "Don't be too sanguine,
Teddy, for Helen has been accepting
attentions from Mr. Ilawtrey during
the last few mouths, and he is rich ami
world-weary, and just the sort of man
to fascinate a young girl fond of 11:;
lery and position."
"Helen loves me, I'm sure," replied i
coniident Ted, "and, besides, she w'ould
not seil herself."
"Well, my dear, I hope, you are not to
be disappointed, but the ways of the
;;irl-of-lhe-period are beyond inc. You
remember Mabel Coulter?"
"Oh, Mabel was a liirt," broke in
Ted, "and it was not to be expected
that she would marry the man she had
led on; but Helen I culy want her
word that she'll wait until I've made
my future sure. She's true blue!"
As for the young lady herself, she
felt sure that Teddy Armstrong would
propose that night; and, though she
confessed that her heart was in a state
of commotion when she thought of
him, still it would be awrul nice to
be Mrs. Hruce Ilawtrey and live in the
big mansion, have all sorts of luxuries
and travel in Europe.
And Mr. Ilawtrey. Ho was a wid
ower, old enough to be Helen's father,
and was voted to be something of a
cad. "The little Vernon filly," he had
remarked, "has lots of go. and a young
wife would be a novel plaything, now
1hat my clubs and life in general are
getting to be somewhat of a bore."
The guests had all arrived and every
thing was all jolly. Helen Vernon,
Mr. Ilawtrey and Ted were covertly
watched by all, as gossip had it thai
both men were "dead set" on winning
Hie pretty belle of M .
One rotund dowagti leaned towards
her neighbor and remarked: "Toddy
is so young and Ilawtrey so old that
it seems a race between the cradle and
the grave," accompanying her words
with a mirthless laugh that made the
sentimental young matron whom she
addressed, and who hoped that young
Armstrong would be victor, nervous.
Ilawtrey, who, to do him justice,
was not so near the grave as the cM
gossip implied, took more of Helen's
dances than good form allows, and
also assumed an air of proprietorship
that made the younger man wild. He
forgot every thing, and resolved im
petuously to have it out with Ilawtrey,
quite improperly forgetting that the
ldase gentleman was his mother's guest
and entitled to every courtesy. After
his rival's second dance with Helen.
Teddy approached him and said with
a sort of challenge in his voice:
Come upstairs, Ilawtrey. I have
. pome capital cognac in my rooms. I'd
like your opinion of it."
"Done, my boy," replied the older
Scarcely had they reached his rooms
When Teddy began hotly:
"Now see here, Mr. Ilawtrey "
But he got no farther. Ilawtrey
placed one hand on the fiery boy's
shoulder and observed coolly:
"I know what you would say; but
let us not be impolite or hasty. She's
mine if she will or she's yours if she
will. Co in and win her, if you cau.
I'emember, I'll show you no quarter
'all's fair in love.' "
"I'.ut she loves me. she's only CiazzWd
l,y your money," asserted Ted, with
amazing f r a u k n c s s .
"I don't care whom she loves; it is
whom she will marry that lnteresis
m?," answered the older man, with a
"T,y heaver..-, would you marry a girl
thai only "
"I wo'.-.M marry r.zy girl to whom I
Ic.l: a no;h: 'c il;,' moid pleased me.
Love :-: an o!d fashioned commodity.
i:,-!e;i, Mr. Ari-ibinnig, when yon
.... a (kar.ee; I mean So. during tl:1.5
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By Grovtr Cleveland.
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ie:-ii.-I-. il..- fabric i'hv have th;i ta c'.acril
and m.'.ire Isautll'id by ndibir: to it a larger lii.'c.-i in
hlcu tom b s lie welfare of mankind !u iwry H'oral
and Mieiol iihase and coiid'llnii.
It may .lastly be Miid that conimeree, by what l! hr.s already ibme. by
what lies jet hi its path undone, and 1 y what it has be:-u a! !e to do. !n. real, d
fur it.-eif a mh-slcu which cannot be frdillled by i-a.-rea. id c;Vort ('.'.reeled
Mi'.fly to gaining more business advantage s. This ml .-'.t.n di.-.a l;ot exact an
.'ibaNuient of eonniiereI.il dntT'.le a:nl competition; hut it so far fix ex their
limit as to enjo'.i tha: with ft.eii struggle and competition tin re shall aho
Ik Aviliing co-i peration in an endeavor to promote every lieueticlal purpo:.'
Avhleh eouiin("ce can draw within its sphtro.
Comiuercialis'iu Is a word we often hear in these days when an attempt Is
made to describe certain political and ceenotnlc phases of our national ten
dencies, which are greatly lamented by good people who are solicit. ms for our
ountry's welfare. It has always se.-med to me that the meaning attached
to this word l icks detinitem ss. If it i used to dctin- a de-ire to accumulate
wealth not only for the gratification of individual wishes, but in full recogni
tion of the duties and obiigailona to others which the possession of wealth im
poses, we need not complain of Mich use.
With our conception of what commerce is and ought to be, we have, how
ever, cau.:e of complaint when the word "conmiereiali.-m" U used as descriptive
of sordid money getting.
:-:d. II u idea
T!:o Etiltoi-'s Joy
There 3s but one: more wo.ck'ovL.J
blessedness for the editor of this pa
per. A young woman has consented
to take our name and share with us
the burdens and joys of life. She is
Miss Elsie Kitzmiller, youngest daugh
ter of Mrs. Lavinia Kitzmiller. Her
father was Frank Kitzmiller, a vet
eran of thox Civil War,-who died one
The lime set for the ceremony Is
next Wednesday at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Kilz
mllle;'. A number of friends have
been invited but not nearly all. The
house would not hold nearly one-third
of all those "we" should have been
pleased to see present. (This is not
the editor we "we having assumed a
new significance.) But there will be
enough, we hope, to till the house and
see that the job is well done. There
will lie no attendants. "We" will bo
the whole show. There will be no
tears every one will be glad to see us
(editorially us) finally married. There
will he a happy handsome couple, the
handsomeness being contributed by
the other half.
No one's life Is complete who lirea
alone. No, of course net. To develop
into a surly, crabbed, soul-shriveled,
old bachelor, or dwindle away an old
maid full of vinegar and fool notions
what unhappier fate! To form a com
plete and useful life, marriage Is a
necessity as we'd as a luxury. Yet
these considerations are mere side is
sues. The first consideration is to find
some one you can love, respect, ad
mire. Love apart from logic. It h
capricious. It frowns upon wealth,
tramples over d'.fi'crcr.ers of age.
breaka down any established rules of
precedence and asvotmds the coolly
systematic. We aiv it. Time passes
?;!owIy.-nigaIand (Kau.) Yidctte.
Dy O. S. Martlen.
NLY a small part of a true teacher's recompense goes to him
in his check or monthly payment for services. There is tin
impalpable reward for a successful Instructor with which the
coarse dollar cannot compare.
The consciousness that he has given his pupil something
that will make his home brighter, his ideals liner, his life hap
pier, brings with it an uplift oH heart which Is of more value
to him than many times the amount of his salary. The realiza
tion that the pupil feels that something of worth has touched
him. that his ambition has been aroused is payment, Indeed.
What is money, compared with the consciousness that you have opened a
little wider the door of some narrow life, that you have let in the life of oppor
tunity, have shown the boy or girl that there is something in existence worth
striving for? What is salary compared with the thought that youhave made
the dull boy feci, perhaps for the lirst time, that there is possible success for
him, that he is not quite the dunce he has been taught to believe himself? What
is financial reward pitted against the glow of hope that has been kindled in
the breast of the youth who never before was encouraged to do his best? 13
there anything more precious in this world than to gain the cor.lidence,
love and friendship of the boys and girls under your care, who pour out their
secrets to you, and tell' you freely of their hopes and ambitions?
As a rule, a teacher's salary is pitifully mean and small when compared
with the magnitude of the task entrusted to him-tiie shaping of the desiinics
of thousands of young lives and it is greatly to the honor of the teaching body
that so many of its members give of their very best to their pupils without
any thought of the wholly inadequate pecuniary compensation they receive.
A conscientious, successful teacher perforins for his pupil:-; and his country
a service whose value can never be measured by dollar?, and cents. Success.
Harvests m& High F Iianc
B Alexander D. Koyes.
" the progress of contemporary finance the midsummer monthg
of each successive year are a period of singular interest. It
is then that there come into public view the forces over which
neither human foresight nor human ingenuity can exercise
the least control, and yet which are fundamental in their in
fluence on National prosperity. Of all the wealth produced
each year, in the modern as in the ancient world, the greater
part is that which grows out of the ground; and this is
precisely the portion of the world's annual production which
is wholly subject to the caprices of nature. It needs but a moment's consid
eration to see? how vitally tha lir.an.cirl fortunes of a people depend on this
question of the crops. Complete and general harvest failure, in a highly de
veloped industrial State, means, lirst, the loss of a year's income to the farm
community. Next, and as a natural consequence, it means the curtailment of
that community's buying power, and hence a large reduction in the purchase;
of manufactured goods. Dt this must also, in the third place, involve sudden
disappearance of demand for transportation, both from and to the farm com
munities. If there is 110 wheat to send to market, one-fourth of the business
of the grain-carrying railway disappears; if there is no demand for city mer
chandise on the farms, freight tratlic in the opposite direction will be deci
mated. But the railway which fails to earn its dividend will not in such a ca?e
bo the only sufferer. Loss of expected income by the farmer, and by the
numerous trades which thrive with his prosperity, means diminished savings,
decreased resources in the banks, and hence reduction of capital available for
use in financial enterprise. It is a well-known fact that the enormous borrow
ing operations in our Eastern markets, through which the huge financial
schemes of the last three years have been carried out, were made possible by
the placing of Western bank credits :u she disposal of Wall Street. Thesa
credits were chiefly the net result of profitable crop..
Even this does not tell ail the story. Shortage iu crops would be followed,
necessarily, by falling exports, and falling exports foreshadow reduced com
mand over foreign capital. With all the extraordinary recent progress of the
United States in her exportation of manufactured goods and of mine and
forest products, it still remains true that our agricultural shipments make up
sixty-three per cent, of our annual export trade. In other words, harvest fail
ure jeopardises simultaneously the fortunes of the railways and hanks, and
also the country's foreign-credit Alike in l'JOl and VM'2, immense sums of
capital were -borrowed In Europe, during the spring, for use in the costly
financial operations of the period. With abundant crops and consequent
abundant exports, our own banks can take up such foreign loans in the autunr.i
and carry the load themselves. TJut if crops-are short and the foreign cred
itor calls for settlement, the American banks mu.-.t pay in gold, depleting their
own reserves at a moment when large reserves are needed. This is what
happened a year ago. Human sagacity is absolutely unable to predict the
situation. It can only wait to see what the farm weather of a summer
season brings to pass, and adapt itself, as it best may, to the resultant condi
" G!:is Disease."
The London Lancet slates that not
only is glass subject to the melting in
fluence of water, but it is actually sus
ceptible to a kind of disease:
"Lately it has been found that a
peculiar 'glass disease has broken cut
among the windows of York Minster.
Indeed, it i-j slated that some of the
thirteenth and fourteenth cenary
glass iu the edifice has been removed
in order to arrest the 'disease.' The
outbreak is ascribed to a fungus, but
I'm exact nature of L attack m-rn the
t'.ass U not desvriled. The gi;:.;s a;j-
jj me oy k
1 ll rtit'noi Itlirr,
The v. "l 1,1, ii h a pic' ii ,. I.,, ,', ;
1 i,n 11 .1 pec ( .i U e.iy,
And IiihI, I., in r 1 j f ! 1
NiliH' Ci! I he 1'if 11 ,i 1 (i ,v .
In f :-l or' time tle'lT hi' lei i.-r :! iV( 1 ;
1 11 Minoei'r cm im 1 1 1 - n . ;
T!i; .inti hiii 1. inU, with t-ii ,i j. ,11. 1 ,
L'i ';;iii 't the w mt: y mi 1 ,
And thtilleh the pti.-ei; ic,v ), n.,
I)c-',i:i- phiiH n.ii in-,, i c
My he. ut. I'll li.i,f t . r f.....n-th;!..' K.!.;d
VYucn Iii.'vt i tern : p e,-.
Meii.ui.il. cut. -
'Which do you thin!, should be i; "
highly esleemid, money ot. i-ji;-!sv
'T.rahiS," answered Senator i ?
ghuui. "IIul nowadays the only wwy
a man can convince p.oplc thai he ...
brains is to get money." Washing: oy
Tlio VHt Man.
' One half of the world." I say to my
wNe f.lend, '"doesn't know how the.
other half lives."
"Then," concludes my wis f;i-
with an air of deliberation. "on-e-tf.-fJI
the world hasn't any mlghV r.-V,-
In I'olitliK For lit Ilf-ilth.
"Fladgor has got an otiiee at 'ast,
lias he? I always knew he never
went Into polities for his health.''
"That's where you wrong him. The
of'.ieo he asked for and got is a consul
ship at a (Herman watering plac.V
Ch iea go Koccrd-I Ierahl.
It Mljlit 1'rovB I'ata.
' At) ff
- - j .
The Parson "If you will return -.o
your home I'm sure your father will
run to meet you and fall on your
Tile Prodigal-"! hope not. TJ old
man weighs three hundred
New York Journal.
not. TJ old
Mrs. Homer "How do you manage
to get your carpets so clean! Do yon
hire a professional carpet beater?"
Mrs. Neighbors "No; my intsV.aud
beats then), and I always do So
tiling to make him angry just Le-ru
he begins the job." Chicago Nty..
"The language is so amblgrcu-.
sisiod the observant foreigir r.
"For instance?" I remarked. veJv p.'
rising inflection of interro-rathA '
"When a political job is sp'of
how is one to know whet ho:-' lis a
clerkship or a contract?" Pm-kM
A Tr-yina 1'oj.ilion.
Pmithkins "I hear you're working
for a 'cellectlun agency' now. ilave
you any trouble collecting':"
Jenkins "Oh! It's something fierce!
The boss owes nm three weeks' salary
already, and I've threatened to put it
into tne hands of a eol'v.-iioi)
"How did you enjoy the an
"Very much, indeed," answered the
timid pedestrian. "It was very grati
fying to see so many autoiao
prietors going along peaeefif,
honor bound not to run over
pie in front of them.'' Wa
pears to be perforated to such an ex
tent that portions of the glass yield 0:1
the slightest touch. Moreover, the
transparency of the glass has to :
great extent disappeared in short, the
glass here and ii:; 1 c;:hll;!;s no
longer the propr.-ihM of g'a v."
It is, evident that sur.e kiml of chr::
ical action iias bvc-n esiab!
perhaps to the life cud habits ci' a
Ttins Sio!:fi ttie Cynic.
"Curious thing about a man with u
watch is that if you see tguo it
out end look at it, and y;,aj-lc him
two seconds later wliat time' fp'-. h.o
never remembers. He has to A) ;: at
il again.''. .
"Yes;' I've noticed that he'll always
do it if h's watch ii a ilim ;;:e."
It makes z?r:.? ncn feci pr.I-fu'dr
hcaost when tic-ir rsigahors ace-ilra
fcrtuaca ty CI .licnc:t zioZs.
Are yon fond of birds I"
,i..iuu-.uii , ;is fc.r; s.co ar 1
fnmbJi.'.'g ti:e music. v
"I dearly I.,ve liu'in," he !I j
never a shadow cf su: ::h:,, -.
Then she ran her sh'r.'.'.vr f.:,
over the keys and begin tc .-I::g:
i .Id. I Wt re a i'.iid."
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