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THAT OLD, OLD TATUWAY.
W cry, " We talk, We laugh. We walk: Our mothcr'i pride and joy. We fight. "e .wear, Anl pant We wear: Our father's little boy. We dance, We untoke, Hold hamla. And joke; A girl, and then u row. We drink. We eat. Day i-ard". And treat : The fellow claim u now. We love. We're led. We woo. We wed: .t leisure we recent. We work. We 8iuli, And tiOhii We die; So many u life it ppent. Cornell Widow. Feathers for uertrude. Gertrude gave a little gasp as she entered the room and taw the cloth ing her hostess' maid had laid out. A handsome evening gown lay on the bed, and a heap of fluffy, flouncy things beside It but It was not one of her dresses. Instead of the simple little mull gown she had planned with such care, and the sewing of which had cost her so many hours of painstaking labor was a creation of a fashionable Parisian designer. "Ask Mrs. Borden to come here, please," she said to the maid, who stood lost In admiration before the finery. "Mademoiselle will he the belle," breathed the little French woman as she hurried off, but Gertrude shook her head, and sunk limply Into a chair, regarding the dress with tear filmed eyes. Not until Mrs. Eorden entered did she rouse herself, nnd then with a little cry she started to ward her friend. "Emily," she cried, sobbingly, "It's perfectly dreadful. Somehow 1 have gotten the wrong trunk, and good ness only knows where mine Is." Mrs. Borden's brisk glance tcok In the glistening satin robo and the fluffy things, "Will they fit?" she asked, practi cally. Gertrude gasped. "What difference does It make? They are not my things." "Very true," assented Mrs. Bor den, "but, my dear, you must wear something, and you can't wear one of my dresses." She glanced smilingly over her own plump and diminutive person and then at her friend's slender, stately form. Clearly, that,sftlutlon was out ,of the question, and Mrs. Eorden ran briskly on. . "The fault is not yours," she ar gued. "I suppose the baggageman got the checks mixed, and you can get It stialgktened out In the morn ing, but In the meantime you have come out to the party, and you can't feel comfortable In a traveling dress. Felice, try It on Mademoiselle." She seated herself comfortably on the sofa and watched approvingly while the trim maid assisted her guest Into the strange gown. Mrs. Borden was very fond of Gertrude Dyckman, and the girl was welcomed even in the simple, home-made gar ments that were the best her compar ative poverty afforded. But Mrs. Borden- appreciated the fact that Ger trude was more than usually good looking, and she had an especial rea son for wanting her to look her best to-night. The fairy suit costume was admirably designed in Its color scheme to bring out Gertrude's best points, and her hostess breathed a sigh of satisfaction when It was found that the dress was an almost perfect fit. "Take the gifts the gods provide," she commanded, as she rose to hurry to her own dressing. Emily breathed a happy little sign. She bad made a rich marriage, and the visits to her husband's country place were Gertrude's only glimpses of fairyland. For a month the latter bad been planning for the party, de nying herself the occasional candy and luncheon treats that her slippers and gloves might be good, though ber dress had been made oler twice. Now she bad not only saved the evening, but she was to wear what would doubtless be the handsomest gown at the dance. With a delight ful thrill of anticipation she at last descended the stairs with other mem bers of the house party. Men who had met her before gasped at the sudden realization of her beauty, and women exchanged wondering glances. deciding in their own minds that Emily Borden had paid for the dress. Gertrude gave no heed to the tlr.BC3s. Ehs was conscious only of a new sense of power. The timid wall flower became, as Felice had predict ed, the belle of the ball. . Men Booked about her chair as she rested and pleaded for the next dance, but Dick Borden, the brother of her host, fought all the others off and cleverly maneuvered to keep her to himself. "I'm not going to have you carried off under my very eyes," he ex plained In one of the Intervals when they had sought the conservatory. "I wish you would give me the right to keep you alwaysto myself, Gertrude." Gertrude had always felt a bit con scious with Dick Borden, but to night she was a different being. In stead of fenrlng the responsibilities that would be hers as the wife of a rich man, it seemed perfectly natural that she should accept without doubt the proposal she had dreaded, even while she longed to hear the avowal of love. The last guest had departed and Gertrude was already dreaming hap pily of the future when Borden en tered his wife's room and sank Into a chair beside the open fire. "Dick's gone and done it," be an nounced with very evident relief. "I was afraid that he was going to make a mess of It with that Russian woman who calls herself a countess, but it's that little Dyckman girl. She's more to my liking. She was a ripping beauty to-night. I wonder how she managed that dress. You told ma that she made all her own, but this one looked like Paris." "Bobby Borden, don't yon ever breathe a word and I'll tell you," of fered his wiser half. "You said you'd give a thousand dollars If Dick would marry some sensible girl like Ger trude, Instead of that odious woman. Well, the dress only cost $750." "You bought It for her? "asked Bor den. "She doesn't look like a girl who would accept clothes from other people." "She Isn't," explained Mrs. Borden. "I had the most awful time. I got one of her old dresses on the plea that I wanted to copy it. From those measurements I had a drSss Imported and when she came I gave Felice her keys, and Felice hid Gertrude's things and put this in place of the little dress that she has to wear every tims she goes out. I persuaded her to wear it since the other woman was probably wearing hers, and the scheme worked beautifully. "I knew that If Dick ever saw Gertrude dressed properly he would know where his heart lay, and I won. To-morrow she will be told that the expressman came for the trunk before sho was up, and everything will bo all right. Fine feathers do not al ways make fine birds, Eobby, but Ger trude needed the feathers to show oft her beauty to its best. That's all." New Orleans Picayune. scr.cn ri.E for taper, making Long Neglected Tree Has a Fibre Fit Pel-haps For Ledgers. The long neglected scrub or Jersey pine, growing on abandoned farms and cut-over land of the East seems destined at last, the Forestry Bureau reports, to have reached its rightful place as a material of value, accord ing to the results obtained through re'eent pulp and paper making tests at the forest service laboratories at Washington. Scrub pine might have been used to good advantage long ago, hut it did not seem to the practical payer maker worthy of trial. By only slight charfges of the treatment or dinarily accorded pulp wood In the sulphite process, It has now yielded a pulp product which it Is thought can be used as a substitute for spruce sulphite in the manufacture of news paper. One advantage for paper making which scrub pine Is said to have is the fact' that there is less loss in barking it than with ordinary spruce. The wood yields quite easily to the sul phite treatment. The fibre is strong and durable. The yields obtained by the forest ser vice are about the same as those ob tained from woods now in general paper making use. Practical paper makers who have seen this product are almost unani mous in claiming it to be a strong, long-fibred and bard wearing pulp, which seems especially desirable for making bag, news and wrapping pa pers. Several even went so far as to say that It would make One bank or ledger papers when properly han dled, and that this wood gave one of the best fibres which has been pre pared from pine wood. The Last Resort. In answer to the returned summer visitor's question as to the welfare of Mr. Macomber and bis where abouts, Mr. Davis replied that "Jake" was teaching at the little red school house on Bowen's Hill. "But I thought" "Well, he is," admitted Mr. Davis, understanding, "an" he gets more'n' more muddle-headed all the time. But what else could we do? We had to put him In schoolmaster to keep him off the town. "We ain't goln' to pauperize a man," he added, loftily, "If we can End. anything for him to do." OOCXJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO erry Side ....of Life JOOOOOOOOOOOC BUSY AS A B. Petty Botter bought noine butter; "But," alt- .aid, "thin butter', bitter. If 1 jmt it in. my batter, It will make mv batter bitter; But a bit of Iwtter butter Will but make my batter better." Ho .he bought a hit of butter, Better than the bitter butter. And made her bitter natter better; So 'twaa better Hetty Botter Bought a bit of better batter. FASHION. Stella "Does she wear sackcloth and ashes?" Bella "Not enough to sit down In." New York Sun. TO-DAY. "I ran across an old acquaintance the other day." "Casually, or in your automobile?" Baltimore American. AFTER MARRIAGE. "He used to send me ten letters a week." -Well?" "And now he can't even bring home one payenvelope." Washington Her ald. WHEN MOST MEN PRAY, Towne "Scauffer says be never prayed In all his life." Browne "Well, well, what a mo notnnous life he has led! Evidently he has never been in a tight place." Catholic Standard and Times. FEARLESS. Cockney "The fox went down there of an hour ago." Huntsman "Why didn't ye holler then?" Cockney "What did I wan to 'oi ler for? 'E never bit me." Punch. IS THE BARBER SHOP. Mr. Looseum "Does a man with as little hair as I've got have to pay full price to have it cut?" Mr. Cutum "Yes, and sometimes more; we usually charge double when we have to hunt for the hair." Phil adelphia Bulletin. A MYSTERY HERE. "I can't understand my wife," said the man with the worried eyes. "She vows she will break me of smoking." "Lots of women are that way," ob served the other man. "But she keeps fn buying cigars by the box for me." Judge. AMONG GIRLS. "I don't like the way they run the theatres. " "They ought to have floorwalkers instead of ushers, and let you exam ine the seats befoce purchasing." "Yes, and maybe see one act of the play." Kansas City Journal. NOT FOR HIM. "Mean thing! " exclaimed Mrs. New llwed, "it's just brutal of you to call It 'this stuff.' You said you'd be grad If I baked my own bread " "Yes, dear," replied the great brute, "but I didn't say I wanted you to bake mine." Catholic Standard and Times. PAY-AS-YOU-ENTER MANNERS. Little Helep "Sister, that new beau of yours makes me tired." Elder Sister "Why, dear?" Little Helen "He has the manners of a street car conductor. When I went into the parlor last night he said, 'How old are you, little girl?' " Chicago Dally News. REASON. "Mamma," said small Gregory, who had been reading proverbs, "1 know why a burnt child dreads the fire." "Why, dear?" asks his mother. "Because when he gets burned once, the burn makes him smart enough to keep away from the stove again." Chicago Daily News. HER INTENTION. Miss Meanley "It may not be your intention to offend, but doesn't it occur to you that your treatment of me Is rather calculated to make us bad friends?" Miss Cutting (coolly) "No; I had the hope that it would make us good enemies." Catholic Standard and Times. WHY NOT! "Can you," inquired the star, "write me a play in which I shall be the only speaking character?" "I think," replied the playwright, "that by having you mention the other characters and by the Judicious use of shouts outside, It might eas ily be done." Louisville Courier Journal. LOOKING AHEAD. "I am not wealthy,"-he said, "but if the devotion of a true and tender heart goes for anything with, jou, Miss Clara " , "It goes very well with me, Mr. Spoonbill," interrupted the fair glri, with a penBlve look on her face, but how will it go with the groce and the butcher?" New York JournaJ. oooooooooocx WOMEN- T3HE.RlffDS THEIR IN THE PRESS GALLERY. A woman Journalist, Mme. Flamon kova, has Just been allowed to sit in the press gallery and report the pro ceedings of the Berlin Landtag. Nev er before has one of her sex had this privilege in Germany. -In England, of course, the same rule prevails. A woman cannot report parliamentary dolng3 and is not eligible for the press gallery. Detroit News. CONFIRMED MAN HATER. Miss Harriet Evans, an elderly spinster on whom an Inquest was held at Hackney, was said to have been a confirmed man hater. "She was so much against men that she would not have a coin with a king's head on It," ber landlady said. "If one was given her she would throw It into the fire. She would only deal in money bearing Queen Victoria's head." Miss Evans went to the office of a local newspaper some time ago, but re fused to enter It until a woman was sent to transact business with her. An advertisement for apartments which she published stipulated that there should be no man In the house. She even declined to receive letters because the stamps bore the King's head. Pall Mall Gazette. 244-. 11 ER COMPARISON. The men seated before the fire In the hall of the country club looked very smart In the soft greens and grays and browns of their golf suits. The shapely coatB lent to their waists an added suppleness and to their chests a greater girth. The knickers, cut like riding breeches, gave the prosaic legs of bauk clerics and sten ographers the dashing elegance of the legs of cavalrymen. But the PincHpple Cuke. This is a layer cake, and a very good one. To make it cream together one cupful of sugar and ' one-thjrd of a cupful of butter. Add the beaten whites of , two eggs, a half cupful of milk, two scant teacupfuls of ' flour, one heaping teaspoonful of cream of tartar, thor oughly mixed with the flour, and an even teaspoonful of baking soda disrolved in the milk.-' Bake in layers. The filling consists of grated pineapple, sweetened to taste and beaten with the white of an egg that has previously been whipped to a stiff froth. r. o e3 ? .2 ess CD a C9 women! "We women," said a young lady Journalist, "look like the deuce beside you men! You men have a regulation golf suit, just as you have a regulation evening dress. But we women disfigure the links in an oM skirt and a sweater. Whfre is the future Worth orJPaqtiln who will invent for women a golf dress at once neat and elegant?" Philadel phia Bulletin. THE CLEVER WOMAN. With all the discussion that is now going on about what constitutes the clever woman it is Interesting to get the opinion of a great English au thor arjd editor. A clever woman, ns a wife, is a woman who is skilled in the conduct of life, in the control of the house hold, and, above all, 1n the manage ment of her husband, says William T. Stead in the Delineator. A woman who could neither read nor write would be a bad wife for any ordinary man In a civilized community, but such an Illiterate woman. If she were clever In all the arts of domestic economy, in the rearing of children and in bringing at once the inspira tion and comfort of ber husband, would be clever eiiough for the clev erest man in existence, and Infinitely preferable to the cleverest woman in book learning . that has ever been turned out by university. FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD. Thirty women were nominated for places on the School Board in Phila delphia. Among them was Miss Em ily Hallowell, sister of Miss Anna Hallowell, the first woman ever ap pointed to the Philadelphia Board of Education. Miss Emily Hallowell was for a number of years the head of a private school for girls, the only one in Philadelphia for a long time where girls could be prepared for college. Among the candidates from the other wards were Dr. Clara Mar shall, dean of the Woman's Medical College; Dr. Sarah Lockrey, president of the Woman's Medical Club, of Phijadelphia; Mrs. Edwin C. dice, member of the council of the Na tional Educational Association; Miss Mary V. Kemp, head worker In the Church Settlement House, and Mrs. Catherine Tullldge, founder of the Woman's Educational Improvement Association, which Is now trying to secure the appointment of a matron in each public school. Detroit Free Pi-ess. YOl'R BABY'S WORTH. How does dear America hold Its tables? What is America doing for ; fashions - - WORK. her babies? Mortality statistics tell an awiui story oi me waste of hu. man energy witnessed by the high , death rate among Infants. Almost" ' one-fourth of those who die annu. ally in this country are babies under the age of five years! Almost one. fifth are Infants not one year old! The life of a child under two years old in New York City Is computed by economists to be worth exactly $69.45. Why so little? Because of the unlikelihood of its growing to manhood. It has practically no life expectancy, therefore no Insurance, company will Insure a child under two. The courts have repeatedly de. clared that the life of a baby was worth absolutely nothing, when pa rents have st'.ed for redress for a baby run over in the streets! Just last week a baby was run over in a crowd, ed street not far from here, and killed. So angry were the people that they dragged the man o(f hi wagon and would have torn him to pieces had not the police interfered. Yet every day in that same street, dirty milk Is sold, contaminated meats bought, dust and dirt and gar bage spread in the air, to kill hun dreds of babies, and not a finger of protest is raised! It Is not because people do not value babies, but be cause they do not see what it is that kills them. This Is a matter for State legisla tures and beards of health. So long as ignorance persists, to long will the law be evaded; and no attempt at en forcement, however persistent, can avail. A campaign of education is in order, so that no parent, no citizen of this country, can fail to know that carelessness In sanitation means lit erally slaughter of innocents. The Delineator. . The scarf remains. Skeleton bodices are popular. Long sash ends are a novelty. The Japanese wash silks are love Her than ever. Fine mull ties with colored dots are very pretty. Darned effects continue In favor In the matter of embroidery. Eyelet embroidery will maintain Its vogue the coming season. Large spots ard tiny ones are mixed in some of the new veils. With the tailored suits coaree mesh net waists will be much worn. 5ne of the prettiest toilette "re freshers" is a collarette made of os trich feathers. A ch&ming finish to the waist 1s the tie known as the Directolre, made of crochet lace. The Irish crochet buttons will he In the greatest evidence on the spring and summer gowns. Everything buttons. Crochet but tons are used, but there is a prefer ence for jet and pearl. Sleeves are long and clinging, with no fulness at the top and no cuffs, or closely stikhed ones. The long lines of the plain skirt are made to seem even longer by the waistline being placed high. There are Just the same color! ns ier among the silk petticoats that thet are among the dress materials. , E;tra smart blouses are of a coarse gold net, embroidered in dull rich shades, and these are supposed fo carry out the color scheme of the costume. Elegant gowns are seen with no trimming save large buttons, made of seml-preclous stones, or clever coun terfeits of them, set in rims of gold ' and silver. The three, four end six-piece skirts are most used among the gored varl- , etles, as they can be more satisfa torily adapted to the new form ot Directolre. One of the prettiest new boleros Is of the brassier or shoulder strap type, with much more material used at the front than at the back. , The , effect is quite novel. The fine French cotton crepff and the handkerchief linens seem to he the two materials oftenest selected for fancy blouses of the- elal:o:at hand embroidered llngeiio U.e.