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ix the n.vuvs eves.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
'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
"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.
"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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
hammer and drill going for ninety
Will keep the foot warmer hot for
a quarter of an hour.
Will run an electric pianola for one
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
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. -

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