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HEROISM OF AUTHORS
BRAVE BATTLES WAGED AGAINST THE AGONY OF DISEASE. Literature, as Well as Art and Sci ence and History, Is Indebted to Fain and Worry and Suffering For Some of Its Choicest Gems. There are heroes of the pen as well as of the swprd, and the victories of the study are quite as affecting and mem orable as those of the battlefield. If a complete list of the fine exam ples of heroism of authors were com piled It would reach well out Into the thousands and Include a large number of Illustrious names. In fact, it is said that few authors have done really great work except under adverse circum stances. Literature, as well as science, art and history, is Indebted to pain and worry and suffering for some of Its choicest gems. There are few finer examples of the heroism of the study than that present ed by Professor Finsen, the discoverer of the light cure for lupus. For the last twenty years of his too short life he suffered from painful diseases of the heart and liver, to which dropsy was superadded, and It was only by daily self denial and the strictest diet ing that he was able to live at all. Yet for all these years, lived In the very shadow of death and in constant suffering, he stuck bravely to his great life work, even studying his own dis eases with the keenest attention and writing articles on them for medical Journals. The last two or three years of his life were spent lying on his back, unable even to be carried to his be loved institute a few yards away, and yet the lion hearted scientist never re laxed for a single day his gallant fight for his fellow men against disease. The heroism of the Danish profess or suggests a similar brave battle waged by an English professor, J. R. Green, the historian, against disease and pain. It was in 1860, when the disease which had assailed him for many years finally prostrated him and when the doctors gave him no hope of living more than six months, that Green ret to work to write his famous “Short History of the English Peo ple.” Day after day he toiled, at his task, holding desperately on to life and in a state of ceaseless pain and ex haustion, and so brave was the.ujpi’s spirit that ho actually! prolonged bis life for five years. Even hd was bound to confess, “I wonder, how.' in |tbdse years of physical .pain 'andidespond ency I could ever have written tfle book at all.” General Grant’s memoirs, whjch brought his widow the enormdus Sum of $500,000, were written more trying conditions than Grien’s ' history. In 1884, the year before yhls death, the ex-president found bimSelf bankrupt through the failure of the Marine bank and face to face with the prospect of dying penniless and leav ing his wife destitute. It was at this terrible crisis that he began to write the story of his stirring career. But the cup of his misfortune was not yet full. A cancer formed at the root of his tongue, and the gallant soldier was compelled to write day after day, suf fering constant and severe agony. Mrs. Browning, too, wrote most of her beautiful poems confined to a darkened chamber, to which only her own family and a few devoted friends could be admitted, In great weakness and almost unintermlttent suffering, with her favorite spaniel as her com panion. The German poet Heine was another * martyr- as<Z hero ot the study. The last seven years of his life were spent on his "mattress grave,” racked with such excruciating pain that he had to take doses of opium large enough to have klUed several men In order to give him a few blessed hours of free dom from it. Through all these yeaiD of torture he not only bore himself with a noble resignation and cheerful ness, but produced many of his finest and most_ finished works, Including his “Last Poetos and Thoughts” and his "Confessions.” Sir Walter Scott’s heroio struggle with misfortune and failing health dur ing the closing years of his life is per haps too well known to call for more than mention. After the commercial crash came which left him crushed with debt arid 'with shattered health he set to work “with wearied eyes and worn brain” and toiled for years, often as much as fourteen hours a day, until the end came and with It the llftihg of all burdens, Including that of his debts, every penny of which his monumental toll had paid. In the list are also Frank Smedley, who wrote his book on “a bed of an jjmlsh;” Edna Lyall, who kept death at fray by her brave spirit and busy pen, and Clark Russell, who set a magnif icent example of patience by his In dustry when racked with rheumatism, ft is also said that much of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s sweetest music was distilled from pain.—New York Herald. wot tne sai,^. On one occasion when “The Mika do” was being rehearsed Gilbert called out from the middle of the stalls, “There is a gentleman in the left group not holding his fan correctly.” The stage manager appeared and ex plained. “There is one gentleman,” he said, “who Is absent through illness.” “Ah,” came the reply from the author in grave, matter of fact tones, “that is not the gentleman I am referring to.” —Dundee Advertiser. Tiie Mayflower Compact. During examination in American his tory in one of our big city schools the question was put, “What was the May flower compact?” This is the thorough ly logical reply of one good little Amer ican: “The Mayflower and the Speedwell started together from England, and the Speedwell went to pieces and sunk, and they put all the people into the Mayflower, and so the Mayflower come packed.” How a Bee Gave Up Work. On landing in Australia our hive bee industriously collected quantities of Toney. Finding, however, that there was no winter such as we have in England, it gave up laying in stores. Its morals are corrupted, for it is no lCnger busy, and leads a butterfly life. —Nature Notes. No Extension. “Is the wind due east or due west today?” asked an evasive creditor by way of changing the subject of bis debt. •V, “It’s due now, and you’d better hus i to raise it,” was the unfeeling re -1-O.V • His Defense. The Count—You do me an injustice. I am not mercenary. The Heiress- No? The Count—No, I assure you. It is my creditors who are.—New York Press. A very honest man ana tt very good understanding may be deceived by • knave.—Junius. •, -, P PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED AT ; Shea’s New Drug Store ] Ths Oldest Druggist in Frostbnrg 2 r t Everything New and Up-tn-Date r t / J \ ‘,.0 t i \ ; Our Soda Water Department \ [ In this department you will find nearly every kind of drink. Our flavors are made from the purest fruit syrups, drawn from a beautiful fountain, equipped with the latest L device —known as the Lippincott Apparatus —a porcelain syrup jar, connected with a 1 hard rubber tube, through which the syrups pass, thereby preventing it fropi coming in i contact with metal. i j i * SPIRIT OF THE PIANO. More Adapted to the Parlor Than to the Conaert Hall. The fact that the piano is descended from the spinet and the harpsichord is still a stunlbling block to amateurs of music. The fact that in tone and resonance It has lately been enormous ly developed is also a stumbling block to those who write for it. The first class have entirely neglected the harp sichord, a perfect and fully evolved in strument, the spirit of which Is alto gether different from that of the piano. The second class have been tempted by the dynamics of the piano to treat It too much like an orchestra and to for get that it is not only a solo instru ment, but really a chamber Instrument, Its utterance, which Chopin under stood so well, is really chamber music, and there is always something lamen table to me In the contemplation of a great artist distressing himself and his instrument in the attempt to fill a large concert room with exaggerated expressions of a delicate and intimate temperament. The effect is never en tirely satisfactory, however great the artist may be, for that note of Intimacy which Is surely the very essence and spirit of the piano cannot possibly be maintained in the presence of a large and miscellaneous audience. When we consider among all our Im pressions of pianoforte music the mo ments that have given us memorable pleasure, we find that they took place In intimate assemblies where some one played and some one sang and where the atmosphere thrilled with just that amount of electric disturbance which we call sympathy, which is born with the meeting of friends and dies when they disperse.—National Review. THE DEEP SEA DIVER. His Calling- About the Most Grew some of All Occupations. Beyond all question, the calling of a deep sea diver employed in examin ing and clearing away sunken wrecks Is the most grewsome. Putting aside the fact that his life is in constant danger from the results of submarine enemies or accident to his diving dress and apparatus, the sights that he Is called upon to see, and to see, more over, amid the most horrible surround ings, exceed in ghastliness even those which the hospital or the army sur geon is called upon to confront. No where else on land or sea are so many accumulated horrors to be found as in the hull of a ship which has sunk with crew and passengers. The hideous condition in which the diver finds the victims of the wreck, some half devoured by fish, some standing upright and floating to and fro with a ghastly parody of living mo tion, some still locked together as though yet in the last agony of the death struggle, and some floating about the interior of a ship and knocking and rubbing up against him with a hid eous lifelikeness that is utterly inde scribable. These are some of the hor rible sights which deep sea divers have to work amid when they are employed on sunken wrecks. When to all these are added the awful gloom and silence amid which the work has to be per formed, there will not seem to be much doubt that of all modern callings that of the deep sea diver is the most grewsome. THE ANCIENT ORDER'S PICNIC. a A Great Day Spent At Narrows Park In Amuse ments of All Kinds. Thursday was a great day for the j Hibernians of Allegany county. There I was a gathering of clans at Narrows Park, _ Cumberland, and the sons and daugh £ ters of old Erin from every city, town t and hamlet it) the county came to the - picnic, wearing the green and gold colors " of their native land. Tho exiles cf Erin know how to enjoy themselves, and if ' there is anything in the way of fun tliht could not be found at Narrows Park lasi . Thursday it must be of very recent . origin. There were dancing and sing , ing, and the dances were no— * “New cottillions brought o'er from , France;” But jigs, hornpipes and reels t Put life and metal in their heels. ) The plaintive melodies of old Ireland, i and the blytbesome ballads of her bards l were, heard on every hand. And il -was— “ Welcome, all, heartily, welcome. * Gramachree, welcome every one/’ And the wedding at Bally poieen, was not a patch on the picnic at Narrows ! Park, i The parade was grand, such a lot of . stalwart broad-shouldered fellows, and * how well they looked, with the flag o’ < the 'Golden Harp floating oyer them * side by side with the “Hag of the silver 1 stars.” And how they threw out their * chests when the band struck up, “Gal lant Tipperary.” [ “The divil a one will handle a gun Except for the green and Tipperary, oh.” Narrows Park was thronged and the street cars were packed coming and going, and never was there seen such an . assembly of fair women and brave men. There could be heard the doric of the ■ Renny man, the faugh a-ballach of the ' Conaucht man, and the Scotchy burr of 1 Far-down. It was like a “Pattern” ! in the Old country, only more so. I oriOnft aifeHKer. i Not only does the speaker of the house of commons enjoy the material benefits of a lordly residence at West , minster palace, a salary of £5,000 a year, £IOO a year for stationery and two hogsheads of claret and 2,000 ounces of plate on election, but he en joys the less substantial advantage of taking precedence of all other com moners. By an act of 16.80 it was pro vided that the lords commissioners of the great seal not being peers “shall have and take place next after the peers of the realm and the speaker of the house of commons.”—London Chronicle. An Bye Test. Most people believe that they see the same with both eyes. That this is not the case one can easily convince him self by the following simple experi ment: Cover one of the eyes with a hand or a bandage and let the experi menter attempt to snuff out a candle suddenly placed within a few feet of him. He will almost invariably miss the flame, either overreaching, under reaching or putting the fingers too far to the right or left of the flame. With both eyes normal and open the accom modation for distance and direction 1$ Instantaneous. "■£ ” . ~ • • -.s* CHINESE MUSIC. Wliat Dr. Wliewell, Master of Trinity, Knew About It. The remarkable extent of the knowl , edge possessed by Dr. William Whe , well, at one time master of Trinity, Cambridge, Is well illustrated by the ’ following story, taken from the “Life and Work of Dr. Momerie.” 1 Two of the younger dong, growing rather jealous of the master’s reputa -3 tion for omniscience, determined that 1 they would discover something of f which lie knew nothing. They pitched t upon the subject of Chinese music. How should he know anything about it? They did not, so they went to an encyclopedia and read the subject up. The next time they met Wliewell at a dinner party they led the conversa -1 tion gradually in the direction of mu sic, when they began to discourse upon the music of the Chinese and gave out all their recently acquired Information. Whewell was silent, much to their satisfaction. Evidently he knew noth ing about the matter. But just as they were beginning to rejoice In their tri umph he said: “Might I ask, gentlemen, where you 1 got your information?” 1 “Oh, yes,” they replied. “We picked it up out of such and such an ency ■ clopedia.” “Ah,” said Whewell, “I was thinking so. I wrote that article thirty years ago, and it’s full of mistakes.” CHEWING THE HOP. It First Causes Exhilaration and T-lien Drowsiness. “Where hops are raised hop chew ers exist,” said a farmer. “The habit of hop chewing produces first a pleas ant exhilaration and afterward a de licious drowsiness. It is impossible to get drunk on hops, no matter how many you chew. “In hop growing countries the pick ers are forbidden to chew the hops. The pickers, indeed, working piece work. are sensible enough not to chew them, for, the drowsiness,and Jollity that hops bring on make fast picking Impossible. “I have been told that there are tramps who know various herbs that, being chewed, cause drunkenness. I have no doubt this is correct. I have myself seen tramps drink alcohol out of alcohol stoves, kerosene out of oil cans and gasoline out of street lamps. Even cologne, were it not so hard to get, would be eagerly consumed by the tramp, for cologne will produce intoxication. “If the same foolish conceit and jolli ty and afterward the same stupor and the same horrible sickness are caused by cologne or gasoline as by whisky, what is the difference which of them we drink?”—Exchange. wuo was visiting in tne coun try, was sent to the barn, where the hired man was shearing sheep, to look for her grandpa. She soon returned and said, “Him ain’t out there; qjn’t wobody there but a man peelin’ iieeps.”—Chicago News. An Expensive Present. Young Wife—Yes, father always gives expensive things when he makes presents. Husband—So I discovered when be gave you away.' And then he went into the library to write a check for the monthly millinery bill. IMP §<*>& ISummer Goods! m up |1 MUST BE CLEARED OUT MANY ITEMS HALF PRICE M ij|l _ __i i||l V All Wash Skirts All Silk Waists Wash Goods S Sp Half Price Half Price Half Price |J|§ 50c Crash Skirts go for 25c $2.50 China Silk Waists.. sl-25 3ic wash goods 1c P- yd jßfte 69c Polka dot Duck Skirts go for 35c $5.00 Black Silk Waists 2-50 (10 yards to a customer only) , $1.75 White Pique Skirts 88c ah u/it ...... * * 10c wash goods 5c p. yd Slf „„„„ , , ‘ , All White Wash Waists Almost at b 1 - SI.OO Polka dot Duck and Covert „ ~ „ . „ g®i® iffi Cll . , Half Price i§M4 fjf? $2.50 Whitewash Skirts .gQ 79c waists go for 50c RUTIuNV—JEWELRY $6.00 White Mohair Skirts g.QQ SI.OO waists go for. 69c Half Price SI J)®ti ______________________________ 1.50 waists go for 95c * s|sgt I SiH Thk Hirtionr 2.50 waists go foi- 1-25 10c stick i>ms 5 c Bif ! felgg sms nosiery ___ 20c Tooth B-usi.es 10c liS6 s*§ Half Price | 25c Hair Brushes j 2ic 1 ili Gins’ Black Lace Hose were 19c.. oi c UllCierWear <lßlllß 35c Nail Brushes 17c goj9 | m Men s Fancy Sox were 2oc 12*C Half Price 15c Featherstitched Braid Til Sl3 Cllllsj Infants’ 10c Tan Hose 5c Boys’ uAnd Girls’ Undershirts, long 15c Pearl Buttons 8C Bill Bill - • —— ■i i and short sleeves, all sizes 18 to 5c Lustre Cotton 23c Bill lim finrsnis and filnve? 34; were ,!soc to 25c, go for 123 c 10c K 'd Curlers 5 c §§§§ j some uorseis ana moves , 15cvest for - ? c 10cSteel Ba c k Dressingcomb sc §gj| . Men s balbrtggan shirts and draw- . T ,, „ 50° ’ a ‘t "MU m T J5 C ers, sizes 42 and 44, were 50c, loc Pocket Hi 50c Lace Gloves 25c 5c Pins HH “—“—™“— ' Odds and Ends 10c Thimbles s"c I M lacss anc braias Halt price Bo * sc ■ | Half Price All Embroideries reduced. f Butto “ B ’ V 1 © OT 15c trimmings Ji c All Spring suits half prtce 19c Tooth Powder ,q c PPI 25c trimmings Some Jackets aud Skirts half price. 19c Bay Rum 10 c 50c trimmings 25c All Muslin Underwear reduced. 19c Florida Water 10 c P||| _ _ 1,000 Remnants at Almost Half Cottons and Woolens m till Advancing in Priee ||| slip noticed that cotton and wool have been advancing. We Every Remnant of every sort throughout the store h a ' e g°t a pretty good stock on hand, but when they p|!|l j n are gone, we’ll have to charge the advanced prices. must be sold. For convenient buying we have divided them For this week we stlll sell— . . . 4;,c Sheets for 35c ills flg| into lots. There is any quftntitv of small lengths—2i to 5 12c Pillow cases for . . , 12c Pillow-case muslin for yards —suitable for waists and children s dresses, besides a 5c Calicoes for |pP great many large lengths—6 to 12 yards—suitable for girls’, 6c Ginghams for 4f c &®l6 an d ladies’ dresses and wrappers. Now that school is com- 5c Torchon Insertings 2ic I®l§ mg on, it s a good opportunity to lay in a supply with little . ~ , , Sffi®® Urn® outlay. 10c Crash for q_ ft#<i ’ IS ' _ - 9C _ i|| 1 STERN’S ( BELANGER-HOWARD WEDDING. > Beautiful Ceremony Performed In St. Mary s Church, Wednesday Morning Last Week St. Mary’s Church was well filled by. , the friends of the contrac ing parties ! Wednesday morning of last week lo ! witness the marriage of Miss Rosalie Thruston Howard, of Louacomng, and [ Mr. A. A. Belanger, of Braddock, Pa.' . The ceremony took place about 8:3(T > The altar was ablaze with tapers, and [ banks of roses and cut flowers adde 1 to . the picturesque appearance of the scene. Mr. Edward S. Howard, of Piedmont, 1 entered with the bride elect, and Mr, Belanger was accompanied by Mr. Charles Howard, another brother. Little MissLorelta Flynn, the beauti ful little daughter of Councilman and Vlrs. Patrick F. Flyun, carried a large boquet of' roses and carnations. Pre • seating themselves at the chancel the beautiful ceremony of the Cathode Church was performed by Rev. Tnom is I J. Stanton. Revs. Fathers Brady, of Pennsylvania, Hud Nolan, of Frostbnrg both former Lonaconygites, occupied seates within the chancel. A nuptial mass was celebrated by Father Stanton, and when ttie young couple kLelt the early morning sun hurst through', the clouds, and sent its mellowed rays through ithe stained glass windows, covering tlit- bride and groom, the priest and the acolytes with a radiance that was resplendent and impressive. “Blessed is the bride whom the sun shines upon.’’ The genlle-faced Sisters smiled a benediction upon the bride and groom, and the scene was the most inspiring that it has been our good fortune ever to witness. After the ceremon- carriages whirled Mr. and Mrs. Belanger and the invited guests to the Howard residence on East Main street, where an elegant wedding hreakfast was setved, those present, beside the clergy, being Miss Estella and Messrs. Edward, William and Char les Howard; Mr. and Mrs. John F. Finan, Miss Maggie Finan and Mr. Wal ter Saunders, of Cumberland; Mr. Roland O’Hanley, a student at the Catholic Seminary, Baltimore; Miss Marie McGuire, of Washington; Mrs P. A. Laughlin, Miss Nora McGuigan and Mr. Michael Cosgrove, of Wettern port, and little Miss Loretta Flynn, of LoDacoDing. After the breakfast a reception was held, and Mr. and Mrs. Belanger left on the 12:40 p. m. C. & P. train for Cum berland, and thence to Marinette, Winconsin, where Mr. Belanger’s family resides, where the honeymoon will be spent. On their return they will take up their residence in Braddock, Pa„ where Mr. Belanger occupies a foreman ship on the Braddock Herald. Mr. and Mrs. Belanger outwitted some of their friends who had prepared some amusing surprises for them at. the station. They took tte train at the west-end station instead of at the depot, but the various signs and labels were attach' d to their trunks just the same , At the wedding the bride wore a hand some costume of white silk, with hat ‘o j match, and carried a prayer book de luxe the present of Rev. P M. Manning, of St. Andrews Church, Baltimore, , formerly pastor of St. Mary Church here. A becoming traveling costume displaced ttie wedding gown inter. The groom , and the lentlemen comprising his party wore the conventional black with gray gloves Miss Howard, the bride, is one of Lonacomi g’s most popular young ladies. , She is the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Junes A Howard. She was an 1 fticient instructor in the Jackson school for seme years, and was universally este'jmed by all who knew her. On her wedding day she presented a beautiful appearaticp, and was really handsotne-in ail that term implies Mr. Belanger came to Lonaconipg from the West less than two years ago, and for a year was the com-etent foreman of the Star, leaving in May last to accept, a position in Hackensack, N. J., and' recently going to Braddock, Pa. During his stav in Lnnaconing he became very popular and is a gentleman of excellent tastes and’exemplary habits. Gifts of all descriptions have been’ received at the Howard residence. There were silver spoons, cut glass , chinaware;' dinner sets, vases, work, table linen, chairs, statues and bust, pictures, lamps, and several good sized checks and cash bestowals. On one heau iful gift a tag bearing Hie fol lowing message was attached: .“I am sorrow for both of you; but you have put your feet in it, now take your medi cine.” Gifts cimefrom far and near— Lonaconing, Oakland , Marinette, VVis, Perth Amboy, N J, Baltimore, Wash ington, Milwaukee and a haudsome table came all the way from Texas. The groom’s gift to the bride was a set of diamonds, consisting of a sunburst brooch and four rings. The absence of music which was to have been furnished for nuptial high mass was due to a misunderstanding in completing the arrangements, not due, however, to any neglect on the part of the representatives of the contracling parlies. Mr. and Mrs. Belanger carry with them the very sincere good wishes of the people of this entire vicinage, who hope they will have a long and pleasant journey througn lite, and that their pathway of life may never be shaded by an adverse cloud. Agreed With Her. Tramp (at the door)—lf you please, lady— Mrs. Muggs (sternly)—There, that will do. I am tired of this ever lasting whine of “Lady, lady.” I am just a plain woman, and— Tramp— You are, madam—one of the plainest women live ever seen an’ one of the honestest to own up to it. A Reproof. “Oh, children, you are so noisy today. Can’t you be a little quieter?” “Now, grandma, you must be more considerate and not scold us. You see, if it wasn’t for us you wouldn’t be a grandma at all.” Hi* Temper. Blobbs Wigwag has a frightfully bad temper. Slobbs—Well, it doesn’t seem to make him any more amiable when he loses it.—Philadelphia Record. A DANISH BOARHOUND. He Was a Jealous Brute and Caret al ly Guarded His Mistress. 1 Durmg a visit to a friend in the ’ country Sir Henry Hawkins had an ad -1 venture with a boarhatuKl which he describes in his “Reminiscences:” f There was an enormous Danish boar hound which had, tmperceived by us, j followed Mrs. Harlstone from the li brary. He pushed by without cere mony and proceeded until he reached 1 the lady, who was some distance in 1 advance. He then carefully took the •kirt of her dress with his mouth and carried it like an accomplished train bearer until she reached the bottom of the stairs and the garden, when he let go the dress and gazed as an interest -1 ed spectator. But before we parted from Mrs. Harlstone and while I was talking to her I felt my hand in the boarhound’s - mouth, and a pretty capacious mouth it was, for I seemed to touch nothing but bis formidable fangs. So soft was the touch of his fangs that I was only just conscious my hand was in his now and then the gentlest reminder. I knew animals too well to attempt to withdraw it, and I preserv ' ed a calm more wonderful than I could have given myself credit for. While I was wondering what the next proceeding might be Mrs. Harl stone begged me to be quite easy and on no account to show any opposition to the dog’s proceedings, in which case she promised that he would lead me gently to the other side of the lawn and leave me without doing the least harm. ■ As I was being led away Mrs. Harl stone said: “Do exactly as he wishes. He is jealous of your talking to me, and any one who does so he leads away to the other side of the garden.” Having conducted me to the remot est spot he could find, he opened his huge jaws and released my hand, wag ged his tall and trotted off, much pleas ed v ith his performance. INK THAT LIVES. The Indelible Writing Fluid Used by the Old Irish Monies. It is impossible to read the most an cient histories of the Irish saints with out noticing how large a part books play in their lives. In the library some cut the sheets of parchment or even sewed together in the neatest way the odd shreds, for the monk must not waste the gifts of God, especially when they are rare and dear. > They polished it on one side un til it was smooth and laid it near the , scribe. Others prepared the peculiar thick inks of the Irish writers, very much like varnish, in different colors. The red was the most beautiful, and after 1,000 years it yet shines as the day it was first used. It was got from a kind of cockles collected on the sea shore. Then there were black and green and golden inks, used in various thicknesses by the illuminators and the artiste in miniature. All these inks will resist chemicals that corrode iron. The ink was placed in thin conic glasses attached either to the side of the desk or to the chair, sometimes to the girdle of the writer, often fixed to the end of a pointed stick placed upright In the ground. It is owing to this peculiar skill In mak ing Ink that so many of the old Irish manuscripts have come down to us.— London Answers. AMIABILITY. One Need Be Neither Weak Nor Stapld t to Have This Quality. By a process of false reasoning ami ability has been connected both collo quially and In writing with weakness and stupidity. Strength and ability in sure it to no one; consequently, says that basty judge, tbe public, it usually exists without them. Nothing was ever more untrue. Stupid people and weak people may be—they very seldom are amiable by nature, but they are the only people for whom it is nearly im possible to cultivate amiability. It Is very difficult for a really weak man to be sweet tempered. Tbe first thing which the person who desires to be amiable must determine to do is never to produce fear among his own surrounding—to be willing, in a social sense, to let every one off, so that no one regrets too bitterly having said a foolish or 111 judged thing be fore him, but comforts himself with the thought that it Is forgotten; never, that is, to lower any one in his own es teem. The second is not to differ about matters of no importance, not to debase sincerity into contradictoriness, and not to set for other people a standard which It Is unreasonable to suppose, from previous experience of their char acters, that they will ever reach. The third is never to let his good principle Interfere with some one else’s harmless privilege, to remember that praise is a positive necessity to the spiritual and mental development of the young, and that injudicious blame acts as a blight. —London Spectator. HOW TO SUCCEED. When You Go to Work Take the Whole Man to the Task. Only fresh, spontaneous work really counts. If you have to drive yourself to your task, if you have to drag your; self to your work every morning be cause of exhausted vitality, if you feel fagged or worn out, if there i 3 no elas ticity in your step or movements, your work will partake of your weakness. Make It a rule to go to your work ev ery morning fresh and vigorous. You eannot afford to take hold of the task upon which your life’s success rests with the tips of your fingers. You can not afford to bring only a fraction of yourself to your work. You want to go to It a whole man, fresh, strong and vigorous, so that it will be spontane ous, not forced; buoyant, not heavy. You want to go to your work with cre ative energy and originality—possessed of a strong, powerful individuality. If you go to it with jaded faculties and a sense of lassitude after a night’s dissi pation or loss of sleep, it will inevita bly suffer. Everything you do will bear the impress of weakness, and there is no success or satisfaction in weakness. This is just whem a great many peo ple fail—ln not bringing all of them selves to their task. The man who goes to his task with debilitated energy and Idw vitality, with all of his stand ards down and his ideals lagging, with a wavering mind and uncertain step, will never produce anything worth while.—Success. The Reason. Stella—Mabel says she doesn’t believe everything in the Bible. Bella—Well, you see, her own age is in it.