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THE TRIBUNE.
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4 Making Nanette Happy.
BV tlXA WHEELER WILCOX.
'Tlin first time he saw her he m ten
1 years olil and sho two. Iter par
ents had taken possession of thehouso
text door to lili own home only lite
previous week. It was a warm Mny
nflcrnoon nnd ho wan coming home
'.from school with his books strapped
over his shoulder when tlio shrill
cream of a child fell on hi car,
scream full of angry poln nnd rebel
lious grief, lie turned In the dlrre
1lon of the Round, and saw a vision of
child I h loicllncss a tangle of golden
Jinlr, two great eyca swimming In
-feius like panslcs plucked from their
tcmi and toned Into a bowl of wnter,
n pursed up spot of crimson where the
mouth should be, nnd two doubled
lists, the slzo of pink rosebuds, beat
ing the air, while the smnll fret
-tamped In Tlolent rnge. With the
crrnms of the child had mingled tin)
-will of n cat nnd tho voice of n
woman In cap and npron, who np-
iiraieil to be the child s nurse.
".No, no, Nanctta must not pull the
poor kltly'l tnll. It Is very naughty."
aid the woman, "It hurts tlio pursy
mid makes her sick." Just then the
n". In iiuesllon sprang on the garden
fence ready to make lis escape Into
the street, nnd this augmented the
.Brtrf of tlio small maiden to the lit
most limit. She threw her pretty
IkmI.v on tho ground and bent the
earth with her tiny heels, shrieking
i Jit the top of her voire! "J wants tit v
tat I wants tltytnt." The sight of
"the beautiful babe's grief was too
much for Master Albert Orion's ten-
4lrr heart. Ha sprang forward and
eclcd tho linsusprctlng cat In his
-amis, leaped tho garden fenro like a
.young deer, nnd kneeling by Nanette
lie said soothingly! "Ilrrr, baby, here
, ' is the kitten lor you. Don t cry, don I
cry nny more. Albert will hold the
Itllty while you play with It."
After that Albert and Nniicttn were
"the greatest friends Imaginable, lie
hastened homo from school to play
-with her, and there was no sacrifice
Kn his part too great to makn for the
gratification of the small damsel's
Jrnst whim, tide might pound n rock
-with his slate, toss his marbles Into
-i lip well to hrnr them "churk" against
1h water, mix mud plrs In his Sun
day hat, break his hoop and lose his
l;it, nnd there was never n wont of
complaint from his Hps, To make
Tuinelto happy was his chief desire
I' -JSlic wns a most dcstructlta child,
.nnd seemed never content until he
linil rulneil ctery toy she touched,
"whether her own or another's. As a
consequence she was most unpopular
"Willi tlio children of her own nge;
"tliey rebelled nt haling thrlr piny
"things destroyed, mid ns years pasted
liy nnd Nnnctto grew more Imperious
mini ilestructlie, sua clung mare mil
juoru to Albert ns n companion nnd
"playmate, because be nlona nllowed
lier to have and do whatever slio lie-
lnil.
Nnnetto was eight nnd Albert IS
vhen he wns sent nivny to college.
She wept so violently nt tlio scpnra,
lion that Allien would have rid In
vpilslird tho project of nrqulrlng un
-.-intention had he been bis own mnstcr,
Nina years elapsed before they met
sigalu. Nanette's father died and her
mother took her abroad to lie ivlu
cat imI In n convent, and then there Mas
a year of travel about tho continent
During this time Nanette wns thrown
-with n party of Amcrlcnn people, nnd
"liccnmo engaged to Sylvester Camcr
on, u young man of fine family and
-fortune. Perhhpa tho eildent deslra
on Mrs. Sylvester's part that her son
-ahould devote himself to n certain
IIIss Dorrls In the party wus one great
caune in hastening Nanette betroth.
ml. Miss Dorrls wns n very sweet girl,
sicnslblo nnd earnest, and, although
n dependent upon rich relatives, Mrs,
:tivrster s mother eyes renil the worn.
'mi henrt In her breast and knew tent
he possessed all the requisites for a
.rood wife.
Hut Nanette's witching face and bp
pcnllng eyes carried the day, nnd
Jlrs. Sylvester gave her blessing with
m stilled sigh.
Meanwhile Nanette's mother stlnu
Intcd that the marriage should not
1nka place until a year had passed
They returned to their American
liome to prepare for the occasion, nnd
found Albert Orton bacK Irom col
lege, seitled In the practlco of lnw
iand winning laurels ns an orator.
Hcfore tho rleht occasion secme'
in present itself In which to Inform
'the young man or nanelie s approach
'ing nuptials a rumor reached thtlr
nrs of Mr. O'rton's engagement to a
j'oung woman who he hail met while
1n college, a daughter of one of tho
"professors.
This bit of news seemed to produca
mi extraordinary effect upon Nanette,
ftihe neither ate nor slept, and she
TOsscd hours In violent weeping,
-was only In the presence of Albert,
-who called dolly, that she showed tho
acust Interest or pleasure In lire,
Finally she broke into tears one day
-when ha was calling, and a climax
was reached. She vowed that she had
uilmivs loved Albert mid no ono else,
ml that the thought of his marrying
nnnthcr woman was bitterer tha
death. Her own entanglement she
'.npoko of ns a foolish mistake, and
murpriscu ucr moiner uy mo un--jiounceinent
that she had already
liroken from It nnd had returned Mr,
Cameron's ring! As the weeki
uuesed by, Nanette's condition be-
esme alarming, and she teemed on
the verge ct nervous collapse. Al
bert's sympathies were constantly
worked upon, his vanity flattered nnd
his old romantic affection for hlu
early playmate revived, with the ad
ditional elements of passtonnte ndint-
ration of tho young girl s beauty of
person, lie argued to himself that
Nanette's claim eama first, and tha
the tlo between them was too snored
o sever. Since slio hnd not hesitated
o break n later engagement he ought
not to show less moral courage. He
could not see her suffer ns she was
evidently suffering, when n single
word from him would restore her to
happiness. So he wrote to his
fiancee and nsked for n release from
his promise of marriage, nnd three
months later he made Nanette his
wife. Mr. Sylvester Cnmeron was re
ported ns taking n rnpliMrnnslt voy-
go to the dogs about that tlmo nnd
tho professor's daughter died of spinal
meningitis tho next year, but Nnn
etto wns happy nnd that wns, ns It
always had been, the chief aim of Al
bert's heart.
During the first two yrnrs she
teemed absolutely happy In his love
and companionship, nnd life was a
parndiso to Albert, , lie was growing
In his profession, he was making and
snilng money, nnd he had tho sweet
est nnd most domestla little wife In
the world, whose whole happiness lay
n his society, hot more could a
man ask?
Then came n change. Nanette
wanted n larger house, moro servants
nnd n carriage. Of course, Albert
gratified these desires, since ho only
valued his Increasing fortune ns n
means of contributing to Nancltcs
hnpplness. liven the rather clnborate
and to htm tiresome entertainments
which she grew, fond of giving In her
new house nuonlrd Albert a melnn
eholy sort of pleasure, ho watching
her enjoyment of the role of hostess,
Perhaps one of tha hardest trials
of the young husnnd s Ufa wns when
Nnnettc developed n passion for elo
cution, nnd nnnnunced her deslra to
tnka lesnns In tha nrt In order to be
nble to "recite" for her friends,
Von see, I do not sing or play well
enough," slio said, "to give my friends
nny entertainment. 1 nricr hnd nny
musical tnlent. This makes me n sort
of nobody In society. Nearly eicry
womnn I know docs something. Now,
It Is easy to learn to recite bits of
terse, and It will render me n liettcr
hostess nnd n more popular guest
"Hut It Is not ensy to lenrn to ra
dio verses well," Albert suggested
It requires a talent nnd n fust deal
of practice, lludly dona It Is torture
to the nuillcnee.
"Oil, very well. If you think I nm
Incapable of doing It well I will not
disgrace you by nny attempts," cried
Nnne.tte with n floral of angry tears,
which Albert mistook for tears of
wounded feeling, nnd hnsteued to dry
with tender words of praise, nnd love.
nnd Nanette began her lessons In elo
ciitlon the next day.
Then came tho period of torture for
a proud, seiultlin nnd loving man,
who Is obliged to witness some un
worthy nnd crude perforninnro of the
womnn ho adores, nnd to wntrh her
flattered nrrrptnnee of the liislnci'm
"hrnvoii" which chnngo Into ridicule,
ns soon ns her bark Is turned. Nan
ettc was young, beautiful, vivacious,
nn ngrri'iiblo comcrscr, nnd univer
sally ndmlred. Vet she was not con
tent with these charms which n gen
erous nature had bestowed, nnd needs
must attempt to shtna In n role to
which she was wholly unfit ted.
Meanwhile Albert felt obliged to close
his Hps nnd restrain tha honest critl
clsms of her attempt nt "elocution'
iccausa ha knew such criticisms
would make her nngry and unhappy,
nnd he hail resolriil to render rsan
etto happy nt nil costs.
They hail been married four years
when Nanette decided to take a trip
abroad In company with her mother
and a party of ladles who were going
nlo southern Italy.. The Journey
enme at a time when It was not possl.
bla for Albert to go; his heart was
wrenched nt the thought of tha
separation of months which must en
sue, hut other wives went abroad nnd
left their hsuhands ut home, nnd he
mnst not nsk his wife to sacrifice such
a pleasure since she considered It one,
Nanette was absent three months,
and then Albert Joined her and they
returned nt tha expiration of another
six w.eeks.
After that she went nbrond every
year for n period of three or four
months, nnd her husband found th
consequent expense too grent to feel
justified In sharing the homeward
Journey. So he patiently nwaltrd her
return, finding contentment In tha
thought that Nanette was happy. Hut
one day, when she returned from her
fourth sojourn abroad, he discovered
that Nanette was not happy. They
had been married eight years, nnd
tho husband thought he understood
his wife, playmate of his childhood,
the, comrade anil companion of hi
raaturcr life. But he could not under
stand tho new phase of her. She was
restless, pctulent, silent, distrait, ami
often Indulged In fits of weeping, for
which she had no explanation.
And then, suddenly, ono day, ho
found her smiling, radiant nnd full
of happy excitement. "Oh, Albert,'
she cried, "what do you think I Slg
nor Giovanni, the Italian artist whom
I told you I sat to for head of Ma
donna, has como to America nnd hai
opened it studio only n few block
away from us. ITe called this after
noon, nnd I asked him to dine with
us to-morrow,
A strange chill passed over Albert
as ho listened! why, ha could not tell
"borne one Is walking over my grave,
he snld to himself, nnd then ho rallied
and entered Into his wife's plans for
tho entertainment of the guest with
evident pleasure,
of 17, romantlo In appearance, onfl
bearing a striking resemblance to tha
famous "head of a Neapolitan boy."
Nanette seemed transported by his
presence, and yet, deep-seated ns was
the desire of Albert's life to see her
happy, tho sight of this new phnso of
er nature struck an Icy cum to ins
heart. Hut of all roles he most lie-
estcd that of a jealous husband. It
was one ho could never condescend
to play. He would bo cordiality Itself
to Signor (Hoiannl, nnd tenderness It
self to Nanette, and nil would be well.
Surely Nanette could not feel moro
than a passing fancy for this man
the sort of Ideal fancy which many
sentimental women entertain for a
foreign artist of any description. So
the weeks slipped nwny Into months,
nnd Signor tllnvnunt was a constant
caller nt the house. And then one
day In tho early summer, when the
town people were getting ready to uy
nvn3" to tha seashore, the country or
foreign lands, Albert surprised his
wife In tears, with a letter pressed to
er Hps.
He stood silent and pale before bet
for n few moments. Her expression
nsseil from guilty surprise to defi
ance, then to shame before tho solemn
sorrow nnd rebuke of his kind eyes.
She covered her face nnd fell to wild
weeping, whllu Albert sat down nnd
passed his nrms gently nhnut her
swaying figure, nnd drew her head to
his brenst.
There, there, little one," he said,
soothingly, "be enlm, nnd tell Albert
nil nliout It, Has he not ulwnys licet
your licst friend? inn Iota soma one
Ise bcttcr7 Is thnl It7
A new access of tears nnd sobs was
tho only reply. The pallor of Al
bert's face grew ghastly, but his dasp
upon his wlfes form oiilv tightened
nnd he stroked her golden hair softly.
Thera wns a long silence nnd then he
spoko again. "Nanette, from the hour
I first saw you inn one itesira ot my
icnrt has been to make ynu happy.
Do you not know this to lie true?"
Slio bowed her head silently, "I
still retain Hint desire," he continued.
If you ham found that you hue snm"
one else better than ynu loir me II
soma one rise Is more necessary to
jour happiness than I nm, surely 1 will
not be nn nhstncla In your "ay. Only
I wnnt you to bo very sure you nro nut
making n mistake. Wn mortals lire
such complicated ercntures we ennnnt
nlwnys trust our own emotions.
Would It not be well for you nnd Sig
nor (iloinnnl to try n yrnr of serra
tion to test tho durability uf your
sentiments? Sometimes thesn attach
ments lire wholly the result of phys
ical mngnetlsm. It ynu rnn remain
apart until the current which your
association set In motion cxhaunts It
self tha Infatuation dies u niituril
death and J on nnnka ns from n fcier
dream. Had ynu not better make the
test 7"
"Hut we did make It. nnd It wns no
use, cried Nanette, "tie imnl encli
other the moment wo met last yrnr,
nml when I enme tinny It wnn llki
death to both of us. We meant nctrr
to inert ngnln; but he could not bear
the Reparation It wus killing htm, nnd
so he followed me. Ami now It If
worse tlinu eier. Oh, Albert, I was
but a child when I married you I
did not know my own mind. Now I
nm n woman, and I know I feel tha
loin of my life for this man God help
him, (khI help him,
FOREIGN COSSIP.
The SO Mexican banks reper)ed In
the goirrnmcnt reports show a com
bined capital of $70,000,000.
The. gold dug from Australia nnd Cal
ifornia since their mines were discov
ered would fill n room 40 feet long by
0 feet wide and SO feet high.
Ninety-one thousand renders visit
the llrltlsh Museum library yearly.
It has 31 miles of shelves filled with
books, ngalnst 18 In the French Impe
rial library.
As a curiosity of the recent German
census. It Is recorded Hint the returns
showed the. village of lletiti nbourg
contained 441 Inhabitants, 233 belngof
tho masculine and 333 of the feminine
gender.
In the Grodno nnd Volln districts of
Ttussln there are nboiit ten smnll lloer
farm colonies, numbering from 400 to
600 Inhabitants nit told. They were
founded In 1930 by emigrants from
Holland, nnd the method of living' la
prerlsely the same as that of thrlr rela
tors In South Africa,
London Is being so rapidly honey
combed with underground rallwajs
that the government Is brgt.inlng to
rrnllre that a great iinuprehrnslva
plnu must be laid nut, unless the site
of London Is tnbrrnmentnugteiif tun
nels nnd tubes, each with Its nun ends
and Interfering with nil the rest,
Italy's present national debt Is
$3,373,001,191 nnd the yearly Interest Is
;il.1.(i;i,0IS. The annual rrirnueof tho
kingdom Is rxliiiustrd In the pa) incut
of current rxprnses nnd Hie Interest
on the debt, so that no proilsloii for
reduction of the principal Is possible.
In other w nrils, t he count ry Is l Irtunlly
Inxilirnt nt the present time.
The most recent triumph of the
Trench post ill nilmlnlstrntlnii Is an In
genious little machine, which not only
automatically weighs lrttrrs nnd sam
ple, but record on nil llidlcatornt the.
slur the amount required fur stamps.
When the article drposltrd on the bnl
nncc cxerrds the regulation weight
the Indicator promptly hblilH the sign!
"Too heniy."
old reaiyfoiTdeafness.
Hie "llnlllp dire" liiiirn lanl lira
(iiiMkrr I'nmlli lis tiinilniiln
Mill) In ru York I'lnls.
Much has bren publlshrd uf late
about wirlous mechanical coutrli
nines for the relief of dnifni'ss, but
no patent bus rter been obtained or
ndlertlsemriit glint to n simple
lurrliniilsm used Intermittently for
yrnr in nn old Wcstclii-slrr county
(Jiuiker family, among whom this
lualady serins to be it heritage of the
ngrd, sny the New York Times,
The germ of the Iden detrloprd
many yrnrs ago In Hint generation
when Ihey used to make thrlr trips
to mid from New York on the Ar
menia, South America, Swallow nnd
other rrurk North rltrr strum park-
ets. It was noticed that If n phi en
wnn M'rurrd on drrk rinse to the
whirling, roaring pniblletthrrls ear
trumpets could lie laid nslde nnd
routrrsntlnn carried nn by simply
placing the hand to the ear. Wicn
the rullroad enme It wns found rvrn
raider to tnlk nn long ns the cars
were In motion, rspreinlly In places
right liter the wheel,
line of the sons wns nn Iron
fnlllider tn IiIm itnllii. Iitwu. nml axtiilt
go absorbed was she Ut her own talk, nml cten staid repartee, brciuna
rn
hrre
- - , iiiik, nun rtrn sunn rrpnrirr, iiri'ii
sorrow that she netrrs.nv the ghastly pHslhli for hint ns soon ns he
pallor that overspread her husband'- ifr u,,, ,,l,r,i f i, miK, ,
fare, the look of n wounded animal
which rame Into his kind eyes. It wni
nnlv of her own suffering she
thought; nml she threw hersrlf fan)
downward on n Turkish illinn In n
pnrnxylsm of tenrs. Hefnro Albert's
vision ns ho stood gnrlng nt her thrm
roso the picture of that May morning
hcn he had teen her tor tha nm:
time, and he could recall tilth ,nmur-
Ing distinctness the droll little patch
of black on the fure of Hie whllu
cat which he had caught and glten In
Nanette to nssuago her grief, and
make her happy, lie recalled, ton.
t It Idly, tlio rrprotlng glances cf tlio
old nurse, who stood by him In si
Icnce.
Well, S3 years had gone since that
Mny morning 23 years detoted In the
main to tha same effnrttha effort
to mnka Nanette hnppy, nnd this wis
tho end. There wns but one more Hie
rlllco to make the Ktcrlflco of his
own hopes nnd hnpplness. He must
pass out of Nanette's life, nnd gltn
her tho man whom she snld she Inte l
with the great passion ot her woman
hood, Ktcn that could be done, must
be done, to secure her happiness.
It wns nil understood between them
when they went nbrond. After n
year's time hnd elapsed she was to
maka her application for divorce, nnd
It would be quietly granted, Albert's
Influence with judge nnd Jury would
arrange that. Nanette accepted tlio
sncrlflco as she had accepted nil oth
ers, rejoicing In Hie thought that she,
wns to havo what she wanted and
satisfying herself with the thought
that Albert's calm meant content.
Ten years later a man with snow
whlto hair and n srnmed nnd furrowed
face, sat In his lonely room nnd opened
with trembling hands a letter bear
ing a foreign postmark. Thcrn were
but n few lines In the letter and they
ran thus! "Dear Albert! I nm nil
alone leserted poor 111, and un
happy. Will you como and tako nm
home to die in your arms? I know
you will you were always so gowl
and this Is the only happiness life hai
now to oITcr your poor Nanette." Tin
man broke into wild sobs tho first nj
n lifetime of repression, "Thank God,"
he cried, "thank God she Is coming
back to me."
Lock.
John lllrnm Is n purty lucky man
at hocs-tradln'.
Silas Lucky?
"Yes. lie don't g'.t ituck very
Signor Giovanni was a young man badl" I'uck.
the rough eastings were placed In
great Irnn barrels mid cleaned br
bring rolled oter nml over, by stenm
potter, tilth n mans of broken stone
mid Iron.
Oueo tthrn they were putting the
Croton aqueduct through the earth
many yards brnrnth the homrslrail,
they hnd n big dynamite explosion
In the tunnel. Half the windows fell
In splinters nnd pictures fell shnt
trrrd to the floor.
"Come In," snld grandmother,
starting for the qulirrliig door.
'I here, I'm sure I heard Hint knock
as plntu ns anybody."
All thrse things went tn prote a
theory that the hardened tympanums.
mice, set to vibrating, became sensl
the to Irssrr wntii sound as they
responded to mighty billows of noise.
and Ird to the final experiment which
protcd at least us successful ns most
of the netv-fiiugled mechanisms, nnd
these sufferers hnto tried them
nearly nil.
New jorkrrs have brcome In a
mriiHiire familiar with the Idea for
some of the old folk spent pnrt of
the winter with relative In a Lenox
avenue, flat.
And so It happened Hint wrathful
neighbors from time to time had
their attention drawn from their own
Infants, plunos nml phonographs by
the nerve-wrenching, cnr-splltllng
skrr-r-r-nt of n big nld-fnshlonrd
wntrhmnn's rnttle which onra did
duty ns the lire nlnrm system for a
whole town. As Hie clatter subsldrd
through thii wall rnge gradually
pnve place to wonder ns to what it
all meant. They didn't know Hint
old Aunt Sophie was simply exchang
ing a few confidences with a youth
ful nephew.
Milk mm Wenpoii,
There nro no points In Hurope
where the cold records of America
ore eclipsed, but to Asia our lowest
records are thrown completely In tho
shade. Tomsk, in Siberia, Isn't the
coldest place In the world, but It must
be frigid enough, for tho records of
the police court there show Hint lust
winter a woman was summoned be
fore the magistrate to nnstter the
charge of hating knocked down n
neighbor with n block of frozen milk
which she was bringing home from
market. There nre man months In
the year during which milk has to ba
handled as n solid rather than a
liquid, mnl It Is the custom to fit
Uvcr It tn blocks. Golden Days.
TALENTED HELEN HAY.
Cider llssihtf r ( Osr secretary sf
State Will Ion afcltsh Mew
Velmnt of Verse.
Literary critics of Washington say
Hint "John Hay's daughter" will he
roine one ot the successful poets ot
America. It Is about three years
ago that Miss Helen Hay published
her llrst efforts In verses, and, Inde
pendent of the fact that the writer
was a daughter of the secretary of
state, the book commanded Immedi
ate attention. Miss liny called Hint
Initial effort "Soma Verses," nnd she
has since retlsed It for three edi
tions. Last autumn she published a
dainty little collection of child
rhymes; "The Little Hoy Honk," and
this also wns fatornbly recrlrrd.
For the last yrsr Miss liny has
been diligently working on the mott
ambitious work she has yet at
tempted, and In n few weeks this
will be glten to the public. It Is en
titled! "The llo.o of Dawn." nnd Is
a lore story at the south sens told
In blank terse. Throughout the book
there nre snatches of Ijrle poetry,
lotr songs nnd ballads of the ieo
pie, and It these Miss Hay's peculiar
talent Is tit Idly dUplnyrd. That emi
nent writer of the south srns and
well-known literary critic, (.'harles
Warren Stoddard, Is rnthiislnstlc oter
"The Hose of Dawn," nnd predicts
brilliant future for Miss liny ns a
writer of lyrla verse.
This Inlrntrd young woman Is one
nt the popular Indies ot the capital.
She Is feted and ndmlrrd from the
beginning to the end of the sea
son, nnd few social events may lie
called successful when not graced
by her presence, yet she llnds time
to write some of the most exquisite
terse eter published. She lakes n
few hours In the morning, nml Just
before dressing for dinner Is n fa
torlto Hum for her muse. She jots
ilottn then Hie thoughts that come
during the hours of gnyely, nml Inter
they nre woven III dainty numbers.
Miss Hay's verse, like that of most
Joilng writers. Is Inclined to sadness
tho poetry of tears. In lute songs
nml sonnets she Is particularly adept.
She naively says Hint she does not
write from exM'rlenre, slnre she hns
ncter felt the darts of the little rosy
AT THE SPINNING WHEEL.
A Vale Descendant of Joka ana rrlas,
Ilia Aldtn Weaves Flss lato
Old-Tlsas Cloth,
A llneat desendnnt of John and
I'rlscllla Alden, noted In revolutionary
history, is living at Iloston, and
creatlr cherishes tho memory' of her
ancestors, whom Longfellow Immor-'j-.
tallied in his celebrated poem. 8
Is one of the few women of Nsr!!
L'nglnnd who still use the sptnnlnf
wheel, and she is said to be as ex
pert as was her great-grandmother,
I'rlscllla, after whom she Is named.
At Hie exhibition of the Daughters)
ot the Itevolutlon nt tho Hotel Btrat-
MIHH IIKI.HN HAY
god, but Hint her Imprrssliins of the
master passion are gathered from
her friends. Some of her critics
assert that when lotr strikes her
harp sh will sing her liest songs
nnd detelop the germs of genius so
apparent.
She Is nearly S4, and possessed of
physical charm ns potent as the In
tellectual, lu manner she is sink
Mngly like the author of "Little
Hrrrrhrs," and her expression re
minds one strongly of tha secretary
of state. Col. Hay Is Intensely fond
of his elder daughter nnd delighted
with her literary success. Ha has
encouraged her to write since shn
was nble tn hold n pen, mid, like Hud-
yard Kipling nnd Charles Warren
Stoddard, he has an abiding faith in
her future.
MOST USELESS EFFORT.
Vr Ike Senlillnsr llsbll Shonl4 II
C'uniprlleil to I'rrlsk from Iks
Pact of Ike Kartk.
Of nil forms ot human effort and
execution scolding is the most use
less. When n parrot, n chipmunk, a
squirrel or bluejny scolds he Is lu
dicrous. For people, tn scold Is lu
dicrous, too, but with a difference,
nnd assurrdly the difference. Is on tho
unfavorable side.
It never did und never will do any
one any good. It hns done much
harm. Hcsldes, scolding grows to be
n hnblt. We have nil suffered be
causa of tha shortcomings of some
one else, receiving tremendous tirades
over what wo had no hand in, be-
rnuso we happened to be present
when the scolding habit was yielded
to bv one of Its victims.
Scolding Is easy, it tnkes neither
power of brain nor heart to scold. It
does not even make an"; great draft
upon the physlrfiV'a,C Any fish
wife nlivo cnu K-i-graml success at
scolding! Why compete with her?
Scolding should ba compelled to
perish from the earth, Tho tongue.
Hie voice, tho eye, tho face all should
be trained not to scold; yes, and the
pen, for of all things n scolding pen
the worst. And the hnblt once
formed with the pen is apt never to
ba entirely shaken off. Ada U. Sweet,
tn Wouuus Home Companion,
I'limciLLA AI.UHN.
ford In Iloston the other day Miss
Alden wns the cynosure of nil eyes. r
She sat nt her tlmewnrn spinning
wheel, arrayed In olibfaslilniird l'u
rltan gown nml rap, nnd spun the
tough llnx and Una silken thread just
ns her long Una of grandmother
had dona for the past 300 years, Sh
bears n striking resemblance tn tint
first l'rlarHtn nnd her sweet maiden
ly dignity nml genllenrss of carriage
would halo won the heart of Johu
Ablrn himself could he havo peered
Into the parlors of tha Strntford yes
terdny and sern her nt work nt tho
whrel.
Many grnrrntlnns of Aldrns havo
usrd I he old w heel. Some of thrm
spun llnx upon It tn iiinkr garments
for those who defended the Infant
colony against tha bloodthirsty In
dians, nml Inter on tha thread of the
uniforms of the continental soldiers
of the retolutlouary war was reeled
off It. The wheel Is n, precious heir
loom nnd hundreds of people visited
the exhibition yesterday especially
to see Miss Alden spinning It,
While sitting nt her wheel Miss Al
lien occupied it chair that Is nlsn his
toric. It was originally tho properly
of Gov. Hradford, of Plymouth Hoclc
fame. It has remained In tha Hrad
ford family eter slnre, nnd ninny dis
tinguished people hnto used It during
tha last two centuries,
pihlosITphyIjFdress.
Why it Woman's Slse Appears In Varr
ArroriHnar lu Ike Color af
llrr flawns.
That the color of n woman's dress
ran innkn hrr look largrr or smaller
Is n fart that many professional dress
makers now tiikn Into ronslilrrntlcn.
Dressed In black nnd dark hues.
stout women look smaller both In tho
street nml when out walking; and by
n use of the same hues, the dimensions
of smnll iieiipin lire so decreased that
they nppcar llkn dttnrfs.
The optical ellecl or while anil light
colors Is to enlarge nil objects, and
mnko the stout womnn who wears
them utmost moiinfalnoiis in her n
pen run co. Shn need not, however,
look dingy nnd dull, for the rich, dark
hues offered to her for selection arn
varied nnd numberless. Greens and
blues, In their turloiis shades, nre bet
ter than reds, gvii 3 1111 effect of re
pose nnd dlstnnce.
All light-colored materials should
be molded for the wnlst. During tho
awkward age of girls, between the nge
of 12 and 4, dnrk blue or plain red
cashmere or serge Is found ta be pro-
ductile of the liest results.
In choosing colors for dresses, the
complexion must, of course, be tnken
Into account. Those with snllow.dark
fares should select clcsr tints, ami
Hcrupnlously avoid glaring bright and
decided hues. Those who possesa
clear skins mid pale faces may wear all
shades of rose, primrose, huff, light
green, lilac, brown nnd violet.
Florid persons should wear the tints
that sills! 110 color nnd glvo the effect of
distance, such ns bluo nnd green. Tha
most lucky of all girls are those with
fair complexions and a color. To
thrm, few shndes will be unbecoming.
Those with palo complexions should
wear only fresh colors such ns cherry
and pink.
Color In dress not only exerts an In
fluence over tha beauty of the wear
er, but aim over her health. Dark
colors are found tn absorb and glra
out smells of all kinds to a far greater
extent than tho light, and It Is for
this reason that professional nuraea
are not nllowed to wear black dresses.
It Is said that for nurses black cotton
is bad, black wool worse and black
silk tho most Injurious of til. Soma
doctors refrain from wearing black
clothes when visiting patients for the
samo reason,
Tho warmth and comfort of the body
nro also affected by tha color of tho
clothes which cover It, whits and
light-colored fabrics reflecting th
hent and black nnd dnrk ones absorb
ing It. Hlack, however, throws heat
off sooner, nnd white clothing retains)
tho natural heat of the body longer
than black. N. Y, Journal.
Speech First,
She They any there is nothing ,
quicker than thought.
He In woman there Is, 8h al
ways speaks before she thinks. VUlr
adclchla Frcsa.
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