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WTint is the dream in the bnlyi eyef An he lien and Mml.H in a mute tirpi i.se? "With little, wee liaitil t bat aimlessly go Hither nnd thither nnd to and Iro; !Vith 'ittUv wtp feet that shall lead hi ra ti nd JtTlfrWR. But a ir;iver truiu my heart like a benison liucw ; JmnVie ot h(,lpli'nc.'j, vendor he lien What m the uream in my baby' eye? What doe he wonder nnd what doet he know Th-it wo have furantion to hmg, lnnc mrn? Jathed in tho tlanlijjht what does ho net That I? low yearn have hidden f ruin you und inn Out of tho ycetcrd.ty Froth he yet The tliinuH tliat in hving he' boon shall .All that ih hidden beyond th Mne sk'ok? V hut is the (Ileum in my hahy'ii eyea? Fpeal; tn mo. little nno, ere yon fnrjrer. What ik t he thought lii.it i Imneniit; there yet r Where ik the land which the yesterdavs meet, 1 Waiting and waitmtr the morrows- tn preet i You wee. funny hmidle, who only wdl ! M,nk. ' What do vou wonder, and what do vou think? Jlripht an the mmtilicht n-hwp in the slues What in the dir.mi in my (,ili'n cvin? Tom CorJry, tn Miuneaijolih Mej-sejier. much ado acout mm. Ej MILDRED UGISTI TKOMrSOS. The Jj:i villi i's. score of laugh ing and singing girls i i i j i il (act In? curve of tho hill uiul 1 1 ) !-: r. -J bo lilnil the I i . h".v Dorothy made no pretence (if waiting fur tlic last echo ," I li"ir volets, but hurried around tn tile w.-.tcr sid" of the cottage, win re a ri rtsin delightful book and a Jiammoi'k invited to eonifort, "I suppose It was rather rude of me not to (ro wish them this after noon," she chl.l((l herself, as she dropped down among the cushions in a hammock, "lint they'll be happy nil afternoon, and I Just had to be tree." Dorothy tried for n while to read lier attention was oftener turned to the cliffs below the cottage, or to the blue surface of the lake, than occu pied with her book. And presently she cave up the effort. Really It wasn't any use fighting back the tide of thought. Why, after a whole year of stead fast self-control, should it all come back tn her with such tantalizing viv idness? CPf course she was right la fending back the ring and the letters, yes, even that unopened one. Ho ronll never be the same to her again after Dorothy sprang; to her feet and rushed down tu where her canoe lay on the little landing.. Oh, how per I'ctly exasperating to be obliged to think nbo'it something otic has re solved never to think about! In flu- minutes she was skimming lightly over th? water. She paddled with an almost feverish energy, as if farh vigorous stroke contributed something of new poise. It might i. - , , . . jime uiiii nil nour. or less she neither km w ror cared; she realized only that green islands were between Jierself and th" seme of her late men tal conflict. Then a sudden shadow ins of the water and a surprisingly near rumble of thunder drew her at tention to the wild clouds Feuddlng tip from the southwest. At the same instant she felt the freshening of the breeze and markd bow it sent a rip pling multitude of little waves shore ward. Dorothy bad not spent half her summers at Wliisilpesankep without knowing what that ui'-ant. "It's home now, or swim," she, thought, and turned her canoe about. lit twenty mlnutis, however, she was battling; with waves that might have done credit to the. Atlantic a Rood mile from any shore, with a Bale forcing her out in spite of every ef fort. It was growing dark very fast. The storm was almost upon her; she could see a wall of gray mist already sweeping down from her own shore. How to save herself she scarcely knew. No craft was in sight. And though she yodelled courageously she knew that sound could rtach co one on the western shore. Imagine her Joy when the distant purlins of a gasolene launch reached her ears, and she was able to make out the dim outline. Desperately she determined to keep afloat a little longer. It seemed an age before the launch came within hailing distance. a stalwart loomns young man was aboard, who leaned over the gunwale and shouted to her to be rendy as he passed, then as the boat slipped close gave one startled glance and cried out: uoromy: inanK uoa I came in timel" Tbe girl stared in dismay and shrank from his outstretched hands "Ralph? Oh, I can't go into your boat!" In that instant there was a vivid flash and the mist closed them in Dorothy realized only vaguely the torrents of rain that engulfed her canoe and the strong arms that pulled her out of the water and wrapped heavy coat about her, so rapidly did It all happen. It was an exciting time that fol lowed, front iu dodging sunken ledges and steering around Islands, but at last they found themselves again on land, two thoroughly drenched figures, but safe. "Mr. Hunter," snld Dorothy then In the most Impersonally polite tone she could command, "I thank you for rescuing me. I want you to know that I appreciate It fully, but you surely understand I would not have signalled you if I had dreamed who you were." She took no notice of his mur mured "Mighty lucky you didn't dream," but turned Into the path that led homewards, lie kept at her side, In splto of her exasperatlngly pollto nssnrnnce that she would not trouble him further, saying that he should certainly see her safe to the cottage. Dorothy's chin rose a trifle and she walked along in haughty silence. Mr. Hunter also kept silence until the half mile of wood path ended on top of the birch covered knoll above the cottage. Then, suddenly, lie turned upon her. "I think-it's about time ycu cut this out, Dollle. Maybe you know what you're driving it. I cer tainly don't." "Don't know?" "I certainly don't. I know you r. "in back our engagement ring and all my letters, but you didn't say why. And every time I tried to see you, you refused. Maybe I am a consum mate fool for following you up here this summer, but I felt as though I couldn't give you up without trying in to find out what was the mat ter." 'I should think your duty lay more with Miss Whltcomb," sarcastically. Miss Whltcomb! Ethel Whlt comb?" He spoke with such genuine nstnnlsbment that Dorothy was star tled Into making one enlightening re mark. 'Perhaps being engaged tn another girl doesn't trouble Miss Whltcomb. But you ought to know that I am not one of that kind." Do you mean that you think I am engaged to Ethel Whltcomb? Is that the trouble, Dorothy? Why I never dreamed of such a thing, and I am sure Ethel never did. She eloped with Harold Nixon a month ago. Be sides, she's my second cousin." Dorothystared. "You you should have told me that." "Oh, Dorothy, I thought yon knew. I nm so glad It's all settled." His arms were closing hungrily about her. But Fhe drew quickly away. "No, no, it isn't settled at all. Do you ex pect to excuse yourself for not meet ing me in Jersey City thnt afternoon and obliging me, a girl all alono there, depending on you, to miss my train in New York and have to hunt out a hotel and stay there all night? For all ynu appeared to care, I might have sat in the station all night." "Dorothy! I telegraphed to save you that! " "Telegraphed! Are you sure? I never received any telegram." "I sent it about 5 o'clock to the station. I remember the very words: 'Impossible to meet you. Take next train home. Explain to-morrow.' And my letter next day told you all about It how father was taken seri ously 111 that very noon, Just after luncheon. We didn't expect him to live over night, and of course I couldn't leave home. He was ill for weeks." "That must have been the letter I didn't rend." The remark was Just audible, but Hunter caught at it. "Is that true, Dorothy? No wonder you didn't understand. "But that isn't why you sent the ling back." "No, It wasn't that, Ralph. I didn't mind so much your not meet ing me, but when they told me you had been engaged all the. time to Miss Whltcomb I" Who told you?" It doesn't matter now, Ralph, since it Isn't true. I am ashamed that I was so unjust to you. Can you for give?" 'She held out her hand, still moist from her recent bath. Hunter grasped it eagerly. "Of course I do. But I want more than your band, you know," he murmured, as he drew her to him. And then, as her wet hair touched his wetter shoulder, I'm sure it was fate sent me out on the lake this afternoon, Dollle." Boston Tost. A Popular Floor. Whenever tho man who runs the elevator In a Sixth avenue store feels particularly frlsxy he announces tbe third floor in this fashion: "Third floor waists, dresses, al terations, and com-plaints, particu larly complaints." Since a fair proportion of the pas sengers who get off at that floor are there for the purpose ot registering complaints, they smile upon him be nlgnantly for anticipating their needs. New York Times. Caught. "Pshaw!" exclaimed Miss Terner, impatiently. "I'm sura we'll miss the first act. We've waited a good many minutes for that mother of mine." "Hours, I should say," Mr. Sloman retorted rather crossly. "Ours? Oh, George," she cried, and laid her blushing cheek upon bis ehirt front. Catholic Standard. Correct Invitation Forms. Latest Details of Formal Social Correspondence Place Cards and Invitations to Afternoon Re ceptions A General Utility Card Rules of Ac ceptancesLetter of Introduction and How to Present It. There is no very marked change f style from the engraved invitations in use last year, but there are several in novations of form In the size, text and wording, says Vogue, which are worth noting by the hostess who would be absolutely correct in such matters. The preference for both the Old English and Colonial text, and also for the English Bcript, continues. Al though the Roman text may still be preferred by those who are accus tomed to its use it will not be nearly so much In vogue eg In former sea sons, the Colonial having almost alto gether superseded it. The place card for luncheons, dinners or card parties of any sort may be three and a quarter inches long by two and aquarter inches wide or smaller, and preference is given to a thick brlstol board card that has a bevelled gold edge nnd rounded cor ners. If there be a crest or coat of arms In the family this may be em bossed In gold, silver or white In the centre at the top cf the card, tho guest's name to be written In ink be low. The plain card of this sort, without a crest, Is equally good form possi bly better In America and the same card may bo decorated on the left side with an illuminated long mono gram in gold or a color. But this inuBt not be used for anything except a luncheon or card party, where tho husband of the hostess does not np- pear. It would be entirely out of place at a dinner. An unusual feature in the "At Homo" card, where the hours are r.amed from 4 to 7 o'clock, is the in troductlon of the host's name, nnd such a card is shown; it measures 4 i Inches long by 2 i inches wide. Another style for an afternoon re ception, and that most used, is en graved In the English script and omits the name of the host, but has that of a daughter, already socially launched on the second line. No numernis or abbreviations nre admlssable; every word should be fully spelled out and tbe size should be 5', a inches long by 3H wide. In the same size and similarly minus the numerals, on a heavier quality of card, may be engraved the Invitation for an evening reception, und for the latter, the form "Mr. I und Mrs." is correct. j An appropriate afternoon reception card for a mother nnd daughter who is not a debutante is nn ordinary vis iting card, 3i by 2i inches, with the address engraved in small script in the lower right hnnd corner, only tho house number appearing in fig ures. In the left hand corner oppo site, in the same small script, may be given the day, date and hours ("from 4 until 7") in three separate lines. An excellent form for an aunt who wishes to entertain for her young niece, or an older sister for a young er one, where there is no mother, is also shown in size 5V4 by Zi. Eng lish script. Individual preference may vary tho hours named, which may be "from 5 until 7 o'clock" but in this script even the house number must be fully spelled out. For a bieakfast invitation the card may read either "Mr. and Mrs." for instance a hunt breakfast or may be sent out in only the hostess' name and the text used should be the shaded Colonial. The time is set at the hour most appropriate for the special occasion. The whole form, with the address, covers seven lines on a rather stilt card 5 by 3 inches in size, A general utility card, which a hostess who entertains a great deal will find almost indispensable, has a number of blanks to be filled In, whereby it may be made to servs for a luncheon, afternoon at bridge or muslcale, as she may desire. It may also be utilized for a dinner Invita tion or for an evening reception by adding in writing "Mr. and" before the "Mrs." on the top line. This mart, rather heavy card displays the shaded Old English text and is 3 by 5 inches in size. Dead white cardboard is conven tional for all of these invitations, and where cream colored tinting is used it must be regarded ns a matter ot personal eccentricity and preference although tho gold edged place card admits of rather more latitude in this respect and may be slightly creamy of tint, showing a smoother surface. Invitations for a man should usual ly be addressed to his residence or club, not to his office. An invitation for a married woman should include the husband with the wife, unless the entertainment is exclusively for wom en. Even tnougn tne nusoanu is not known personally to the sender, his existence cannot be Ignored. Imitations to dinners and lunch eons are of course not sent to per sons who are in mourning, as thnt would be an empty form, but Invita tions to weddings, receptions, etc., mutt be sent as a mark of remem brance, even when it is known that these friends will not accept. In general, the correct style for an acceptance may be derived from the Invitation Itself, as the answer Is al ways written in the same degree of formality. The best course always is to observe very carefully the form ula of an invitation and follow it pre cisely in your reply. If it is in tho third person the re ply must be in the third person. If it is In the first person It must be an swered by an informal note iu the first person. A first invitation should bo accepted if possible. An invita tion to a church wedding does not need a written reply. There must be no delay in answer ing an invitation to a dinner, lunch eon, home wedding, wedding break fast, card party, or theatre party. A note of invitation to a dinner, lunch eon or theatre party should have a written note of reply within twenty four hours, so that tho hostess may have time to fill the plnce should a guest be unable to accept. It is important to repeat tho date and the hour even in an acceptance to an informal invitation In order to avoid any misunderstanding. One is not obliged to give reasons for de clining an invitation when writing a formal reply. After a visit of any length of time whatever a letter of thi.nks for the hospitality extended is expected. Plain white or gray sheets folding once into their envelopes and black ink are the approved materials for social correspondence. If it is ill advised for a womnn to use a pro nounced style of stationery, for men anything but the most plain and Blm ple Is quite Inexcusable. White, gray or gray blue bnnk note, linen or cream laid papers, nil severely plain, are the only varie ties a man should use for his social correspondence. Crests, monograms and addresses may be engraved. stamped or embossed on the station ery of both men nnd women. Begin a note o acquaintance with "My dear Mrs. (or Mr.) Blank," only dropping the "My" if there is a cer tain degree of Intimacy between the sender and recipient of the note. A married woman should sign her self Margaret Blank, not Mrs. Charles Blank, in social correspondence. In concluding a business communication, if she has doubts whether the person to whom she is writing knows her married title, she writes it In brack ets beneRth her name, thus: Marga ret Blank Mrs. Charles Blank, An unmarried woman signs her notes Louisa Blank unless a business matter Is the subject of her corre spondence. Then Bhe precedes her name by the word Miss in brackets. A woman's name is invariably pre ceded by the title Mrs. or Miss. An address should never be in this form: Mrs. Captain Brown, Mrs. Judge Long, A CENT'S WORTH OF POWER. Some Things That Finch oi Probably few people have ever stopped to think what a power elec tricity Is. If you have never thought tho matter over it will be surprising as well as interesting to know what can be done with one cent's worth of this marvellous power. On the average rate nnd discounts of the ordinary consumer, says Har per's Weekly, a cent's worth of elec tricity will operate a twelve-Inch fan for ninety minutes. Will operate a sewing machine mo tor for three hours. Will keep a six-pound electric flat iron hot for fifteen minutes. Will make four cups of coffee in an electric coffee percolator. Will keep an eight-Inch disk stove hot for seven minutes, or long enough to cook a steak. Will operate a luminous radiator for eight minutes. Will bring to a boil two quarts of water or operate the baby milk warm er twice. Will make a Welsh rarebit in an electric chafing dish, Will operate a seven-inch . frying pan for twelve minutes. Will keep a heating pad hot for two hours. Will operato an electric griddle for eight mlnuteB. , Will run the electric broiler for six minutes. Will run a massago machine for nearly-four hours. Will keep tbe dentist's electric Mrs. Dr. Jones, for in America t worn.' . an does not assume ber husband's honorary title. In writing to a prao. tlcing woman physician, the address, when tho communication is profsl slonal, should ba in this form: Dr. Mury T. Blank. For a social coml munlcation it should be in this form; Miss Mary T. Blunk or Mrs. James L. Blank. When Introducing a friend to i friend through the agency of a letter it Is always safest and best to writs privately, la advance of the presenta tion of the letter, giving the persoa to whom it is addressed some notlct of Its coming, and also more Intl. I mately outlining the character, tastes ' and social position of its bearer thaa could possibly be done In the letter itself. Letters of Introduction usually ar in the form of brief notes. They may begin thus: "My dear Mrs. Wilson: It gives me the greatest pleasure t Introduce to you my friend, Miss B.," and then follow a few personal re marks about some common interest. It is rather difficult to present la person a note, though men occasion ally prefer to do so. The usual cub tof is to mail the envelope containing the introductory note or card, togeth er with a card giving one's name and address. When the becrer of a note or card of introduction Is a womnn a call must be paid promptly that is, with. In forty-eight hours of the reception cf her note or card. The call should then be followed by the offer of soma hospitality. If It is Impossible to call a note should be written acknowledg ing the receipt of the introduction and unless mourning, Illness or a speedy departure from home pre vents, a very earnest effort to enter tain the bearer of the Introductory missive Is requisite. A woman should follow this latter course In dealing with a note of introduction preuented by a man. A man must first call upon and then entertain to the best of his abil ity a man Introduced to him by let ter. When a lady bears a note of In troductlon to a gentleman she posts it to him with her card, and he re sponds by a call at the very earliest opportunity. About Advertising:. In these days of progress the man who would Bticceed must advertise. This is an established fact, and it Is" also a well-known fact that the most successful business men not only In this town but throughout the country are lar::e advertisers. Now occasion ally we find a merchant who does not believe In advertising at all, He tried a small ad for a month perhaps and then stopped it. Thought It did not pay. Did he take down that big sign over his store front at the same time? Oh, no. Now, then, what is the dif ference? Both your sign and your advertisement are used to draw trade. Both are necessary to your success. Of the two your advertisement Is the most Important because Its influence is greater. It reaches the people not when they are hurrying past your store on tbe opposite side of the street, but in their leisure moments, when they nre piven to good sober thought, and it is your own fault if you cannot at such a time present your business in sucn a manner as to make a lasting impression on them. Yet, very few men are convinced hy the first appeal. It Is like the gospel of grace, It must be "precept tipen precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little." It Ib in this way buyers are won. Can Be Done With Electricity. hammer and drill going for ninety minutes. Will keep the foot warmer hot for a quarter of an hour. Will run an electric pianola for one hour. Will vulcanize a patch on an auto mobile tire. Will heat nn electric curling Iron once a day for two weeks. Will pump 250 gallons of water 100 feet high. Will keep a big glue pot hot for an hour. Will drive the electric clipper while shearing one horse. Will raise ten tons twelve feet high with an electric crane in less than one minute. Will raise a large passenger eleva tor Ave storieB a minute. Will brand electrically ,150 hams. Ve Editor's Needs. It is reported, says an exchonge, that one of our newly married women kneads bread with her gloves on. The Incident may be peculiar, but there are others. The editor of this paper needs bread with bis Bhoes on; he needs bread with bis shirt on; he needs bread with his trousers on; and unless some of the delinquent suhv scribers of this paper pay up before long he will need bread without so much as anything ou and this is no Garden of Eden, either. In the winter time. Enid (Okla.) News Wave. -