("T RETTY Princess Mario, of flnxe I f'OirtHirg-Uothn, wnH taken to Ber IJL lln In ltt)2, WllOD Hlio wns JUHt 17, nrnl thero met the handsome crown prluco of Kouiiinnln, who very quickly rcognliKl her charms. Princess Mnrle was equally attracted to him, for lie, 08 well as being handsome, Is possessed of grout cliiirm of manner ami upright ness of elm ruder, a prince fitted In ev ry way to lie a hero of romance. The betrothal took place not long after their meeting with the conllul assent of nil the relatives of both prince and prlncetw; and on Jan. 11, 1803, their oiarrluRo was celebrated at Blgmurln gen. The lH'Hiity and youth of Princess Marie touched all hearts, and her win ning manner soon iimile her as beloved by King Charles os If she was actually Ills own daughter. The Queen of Rou Dianla is as charmed with her new nleoe as the king Is. and looks on her and treats Iter ns a daughter, finding In her companionship a relief from her sad memories and fits of melancholy. The costume worn by the Crown Princess Marie of Itoumanla, In the por trait which accoiniMinles this article, was worn by her at a recent festivity In Bucluirost The petticoat was of plain silk, the overdress lielng of rich est bocade, the design of bunches of feathers tied together with true lovers knots being very dainty and effective. The flchu of Brussels lace was draped In exact Imitation of that worn by a dead and gone beauty In a portrait from which the costume was copied. Since rrincess Marie's advent In BucliareHt tho leaders of society there have done their lest to devise novel and brilliant entertainments to amuse her royal highness, and she and her handsome young huslxind are untiring In attending festivities and other func tions in aid of charities when the pres ence of the royalty Is desired In order to secure the success of the undertak ing. Now that Queen Curmen-Sylva's health does not permit her to exert her- MARIK, KUTtmit Q.UKKN OF IWUMANIA. self, tlw burden of acting as her ma jesty's representative generally falls on Prim-ess Marie's shoulders. i Nourishment for the Fkln. ' A dry, scaly sklu Is a sure Indication of a blood disturbance, and frequently accompanies dyspepsia. The best treat ment for It Is a careful diet, an avoid ance of nil highly seasoned food, coffee, tea and alcoholic stimulants. Some times a dry skin is the result of a long Illness where fever has literally burned the cuticle so that It Is parchment. Tho skin food which nourishes and builds up the skin tissues and supplies the oils that have been exhausted by heat Is nxtst elllcaclous If applied at night, af ter a warm bath. It is well to rub It thoroughly Into the skin. Massage Is excellent In connection with this treut DK'iit. Melt In a wuter bath three ounces of spermaceti, eight minces of oil of almonds, four of landollne, and two ounces of cocoanut oil. Stir briskly until cold; then add, drop by drop, one ounce of ornnge-flower water and ten droi8 of oil of Jasmin. Keep sealed, except when using. Timely and Untimely Culls. Tlie only objection to having a recep tion day engraved on your cards Is that sometimes, ns the Irishman said, it was "nvotghty oneonveiilent." "It Is the un expected that always hnppeus." For tunate the lady who has grown-up daughters or an unmarried sister who can fill her place temporarily. It re quires more unselfishness than most of us possess to give up one day every week to the claims of society; so we only have the name on our cards and go on year after year missing friends we long to see. and being "at home" to numerous acquaintances whom we wish had not been quite so fortunate In timing their calls. Novel Matrimonial Bureau. It Is reported that the ladies of the W. C. T. U. of Portsmouth, Va., are about to organize a unique movement under the name of the Naples Matri monlal Society. In Naples girls 14 and over assemble once every year In one of the churches of that city, and the unmarried men who so desire go there nnd choose wives. The Portsmoutn la dies propose to work on the same prin-. olnle. but both the gins snu me men must register three months before making choice. In order that Investiga tion of character may te mane. Monogram Fan for Young Women. Seal and monogram fans are a notion of tho moment among young women still In their teens. A plain white or delicately tinted fan Is selected, and the gay seals are arranged upon It with what taste may be. If monograms hoarded, It Is thivo that decorate In stead of the wax Impressions. A "trip" fan means the record of a winter Jour ney, and It holds on Its sticks the pretty Imprints with which nil first-class ho tels now stamp their stationery. If a European trip 1ms been undertaken, so much the tietter, as that Insures steamship and other effective Inslgula. Sweater for Women. For a long tlmo girls, nud even wo men, have felt that they would be hap pier If they could wear sweaters. It was tried by some adventurous spirits, and while found perfectly satisfactory about tho throat lacked tho symmetry women have learned to prize nlout tho waist This had led to the manufacture cf women's sweaters. These lack that style which made the manly sweater so desirable In women's eyes. But, on the other hnud, they gather In at the waist and are entered after a manner more familiar to women than Is the male sweater. At first they were only used In gymnasiums, but now they are considered a necessary part of almost every woman's wardrobe. The up-to-date sweater Is not only n sensible gar ment, but nn exceedingly stylish one as well. The coming summer girl will be devoted to the sweater. She can wear It when wheeling, riding, or sail ing, and In fact, they are sure to be the fastest friends, for there will be dozens of times when the little knit arrange ments will Just fit tho ocension. The modernized sweater Is far re moved from awkwardness. It fits like a glove and the Bleeves are geuernlly the long, full blshopy sort, with a tight weblM'd cuff, which clings to the arm snugly from elbow to wrist, and over which the full upper part falls with all gracefulness that fashion demands. One can find all colors nud styles In sweaters. Sailor collars ami neatly rolled-over small ones nre the kinds most geuernlly seen and they give a very Jaunty effect. The net of gettlug Into one of these garments looks to be n heart-breaking operation, but In real ity It Is simplicity Itself. They cither button on the shoulder or lace In front, and It Is no more trouble to get Into one of them than nn ordinary waist. Venutlca of Olden Pays. Sappho Is said by the Greek writers to have been a blonde. Jezebel, tho Queen of Ahnb, according to one of the rabbis, had "black eyes that were set on fire by hell." Margaret of Anjou bad the typical face of a French beauty. She was black-haired, binck-eyed and vivacious. Her features were Indicative of her strength of character. Pocahontas is described as having features as regular ns those of a Euro pean woman. She Is also said to have had a lighter complexion than usual among Indian women. Theodora, the wife of the famous Jus tinian, was beautiful, crafty and un scrupulous. She Is said to have been tall, dark and with "powers of conver sation superior to any woman In the empire." Catherine of Braganzn, queen of Charles II., was singularly gifted both lu person nnd In Intellect, but In spite of her beauty nud her good sense she wns never able to win the love of her dissolute husband. Cleopatra was not an Egyptian, but a Greek beauty, with perfectly white skin, tawny hair and blue eyes. Her chief fascination wns her voice, which Is described as low, well modulated and singularly sweet In tone. The Empress Catharine I. bad a coarse, red face, generally broken out with pimples from the constant use of strong drink. She was a slave to brandy nnd died of a disease brought on by In temperance. In youth she had been famous for her beauty. Tame Finn in Irrigating llcacrvoirs. The uses of the artificial reservoirs are not limited to Irrigation; they are usually stocked with fish, which mul tiply with surprising rapidity and en able the farmer to include this Item of home produce In his bill of fare every day In the year. These fish are very tame, and In some cases are actu ally trained to respond to the ringing of the dinner-lx'll. coming In scurrying shoals to fight for crumbs of bread thrown upon the water. The reser voirs also yield a profitable crop of Ice In winter. Century. it! TUB PBMIS1KE SWEATER. Keeping Bean Oat of Cornfield. In tho district of Ruchiusk, iu the Transcaueasus, bears are regarded as the worst enemies of the muizofields, and when the season for tho maize cobs to ripen comes ronnd the population take all possiblo steps to protect tlie fruits of their toil Iu the evening tlie peasant, urnied with a gun, a kiiijal, a stunt onkeu cudgel or whatevor other weapon ho can secure, takes all the dogs ho possesses with him and goes off to tho field, whore be slooplcssly guards lilt rouize during the whole night, some times at the risk of his life. He passes tho night in firing off his gnn and con tinual shouting, while during the duy ho is forced to work to the utmost of his powers, seeing that it is jnst at this period i. e., when the maize Is ripen ing thnt be hus to thrash his wheat, gather in bis crop of beans, repair his winnower and make ready the places for storing his maize. If a bear gets in to a niuizefiold iu which be does not ex pect to bo disturbed during the whole night, he first sots to work and gorges himsolf ; then, fooling heavy, be begins to roll and sprawl on his back. Having sprawled about a bit, the boor begins to fool playful, and it is then that the maizo stalks suffer most severely. Tuck ing his legs under him, be rolls bead ovor bcels from one end of the field to tho other, and in his course lie mitural ly breaks and rolls down everything in bis way, rendering the whole crop use less. London Times. Man Voder Thirty-Ore, Lira. Lillian Boll, the authoress, as serts that conversation with a muu un der 85 is impossible, because the man under 85 never converses ; he only talks. And yonr chiof accomplishment of be ing a good listener is entirely thrown away on him, because ho does not in tho least enre whether yon listen or not Neither is it of any use for you to show that he has surprised or shocked yon. Ho cares not for yonr approval or dis approval. He is utterly iudifferont to you, not because you do not please him, but because ho has not seen you at all. Ho knows you are there in that chair. Ho bows to yon in the street oh, yes I Ho knows yonr name and where you live. But you are only an entity to bim, not on individual. He cares not for your likes nnd dislikes, your cares or hopes or fears. Ho only wants yon to bo crottv nnd well dressed. .Have a mind if you will Ho will not know it Have a heart and a soul. They do not concern him. He wants yon to be tailor made. You are a girl to him. That's all. To Make a Good Cap of Tea. A young man who was being Joked about the appearance of the young lady bo was going to marry said in an apolo getic way, "Well, she can make a good enp of tea anyhow." This is a qualifica tion that not many girls possess. Very few know how to make a good enp of tea. Here nre some pointers: Tea should never touch motuL It should be kept in paper, wood, glass or porcelain. To make it, put a small quantity in a porcelain enp, fill ths latter with boil ing water, cover it with a porcelain saucor and let it stand three minutes. Then, if yon desire to be an epicure, drink only tho upper layer of the gold en liquid, throw the rest away, rinse the cup and begin ngain. Never use sug ar. Do not use milk. It ruins the flavor of the tea, and the combination injures the Btomach, so the Chinese say, and they ought to know their own beverage. Above all things, do not boil the tea. Pope Leo'n Iloyhood. He spent his childhood in the simple surroundings of Carpineto, than which none could be simpler, as every one knows who has ever visited an Italian country gentleman in his borne. Early hours, constant exercise, plain food and farm interests made a strong man of him, with plenty of simple common sense. As a boy ho was a great walker and climber, nnd it is said that he was excessively fond of birding, the only form of sport afforded by that part of Italy, and practiced there in those times, as it is now, not only with guns, but by means of nets. It has often been said that poots nud lovers of freedom come more frequently from the moun tains and the seashore than from a flat inland region. Marion Crawford in Century. Mot Learned In Chinook. One of Calgary's recent contingent to the coast evidently knew but little about the Chinook, judging by the story that is being told on bim. Wishing to got some clams to take back with him, be asked an old squaw, who had cob webs in ber eyes and a bosket on her head, what she wanted for a basketful, and the blushing brunetto replied, "Sit com dollar, hyas klosh. " To this the gay Caloarvite said: "Ynmniun yimmiuy! Six dollars and all my clothes? No, by ginger snap I 1 11 give you $a.ou, my watch and overcoat. " It is unnecessary to state that the offer was accepted, as all the dusky maiden asked lor the clams was four bits. Vancouver World. A Remarkable Wound. An extraordiary tale is told by Major Prvsn Gordon of a wound received in the Waterloo campaign by one Donald of the Ninety-second regimeut. Ue had been shot in the thigh by a musket bull. The ball was extracted, but still the wound did not heal. A large abscess formed. Ponltioes were applied, and on an incision being made, lo and behold ! a 6 frano piece and a 1 franc piece were extracted, together with a bit of cloth, the larger coin having been hit nearly in the center and forced into the shape of a cap. Notes and Queries. Thought. It is almost impossible for any one who reads much and reflects a good deal to be able on every occasion to deter mine whether a thought is another's or bis own. I have several times quoted sentences out of my own writiugs in aid of my own arguments, in conversa tion, thinking that I was supporting them by some better authority. Sterne. KING OF TIGKE. King of Tigro, oomrado true, Wlwre In oil tlilnu Mi art thoaf Bulling on Fonaucn bluuj Wuarliitf Arniulit nowt KhiK of Tigre, wlioro urt tliout Datt Ins for AntitW quiwnf BuIht lillt or ollvo Wight Crown ot dust or laurel Kroont Itnvliuc lovo or marriage vowt King ui.d comrade, where art thouf Balling on Twlflo mumt Pitching teuM In Pima nowf t'li'l-rnoulh magnolia trotwf Thatch 'of puim or cedar bough? Boldicr slnyor, whore art thou Cawtlng on tho Oregon t Hwlillo bow or Mrnhen prowt Bonnd tho Idles of Amazon? rumpus, pUiln o' mountuln brow? prlnoo of rover, whore art thou? Annwor mo from nnt tho wontl I um wwiry, stricken now; Thou art Mtrong, and I would reft; Koiidi n hand with lifted browl King of Tigro, wlioro art thou?" Charles Wurrun Stoddard. FAXSIXG'S HEART. Miss Irwin was vory busy. Sho wns handling a difficult assignment which Ktf rwrhra tthnn Id have been iziven to one of the men reporters, uud so it happened thnt she rcmuined after every one eiso hu.i rmiio tn dinner, uud for some time the walls of the city editor's room hud listened to the' nnsusual sound at sncn an hour of a bad stub pen scratching over thin brown paper. Finally the monotonous scrarcning was interrupted by tho opening of a door, and Fanning, the polioo roporter, hastily eutored. Miss Irwin paused in bor Btory long enough to iook up. "Oh," she said, "it's you, Funning. Boeu to dinner already?" "No, ma'am, not yot I'm looking for Scrautou. Hasn't come back yet, has he?" "Not yet. Anything I can do for you?" "No, thanks. I just wanted to see bim about a story that littlo chap that wns hurt Read about it, didn't yon? Scrauton's iutorosted. The little chap's AvUia. I've lust come from tho honse. Tho doctors all say he'll die tonight, and I wanted to tell bcranton. i am so worried. Pshaw. I'm worried sick. I" He paused, ran his fingers through his hair and looked embarrassed. "Come, now, Funning, tell me all about it," said (he thoroughly interested Miss Irwiu. "There ain't much to telL Oh, yon monn what I'm worrvina about? Well. to put the whole thing in a fow linos, I'm afraid he might not die in time for me to got my story for the morning's paper. Just think or wnac i a lose such a beautiful story. Miss Irwin looked shocked, and Fan ning saw it. His bine eyes took on a resolute expression, but tho muscles of his face did not move, nor did bis red nlifuks crow the least bit redder. He lit a cigarette and said doggedly : " Yes, ma am ; so long as he's going to riiat.hav Raid be won't live through tonight he might have enough consid eration for me to arrange it in time. Just my luck to get scooped." And he knocked off some cigarette ashes. Miss Irwin gazed at tne boy in aston ishment "Why, you cruel, cruel fellow," she exclaimed, in a disappointed tone, "I didn't think you were thut sort It was running's turn to iook disap pointed. "You seem to think, because I talk as I do, thatapoiico reporter nasu t any feelings nt all," he said, in an in jured way. "Maybe we've got more rhiMi Ton think. Now. there ain't any body sorrier than I am for that little boy. Why, his mother and sister think I'm the best friend they've got, because if I hadn't said my say, the bully who imrr t.lvn little ohan wouldn't have been held at all. I fixed him all right enough, though ; made things pretty lively at tne polioe court, didn't I? Well, I guess. "Say, if be would only hurry up ana die in time I could write the moBt ele gant and touching story. Yon just ought to see him. Everybody takes so much in terest in him, and folks send him books and toys and jelly and all sorts of good things to eat When I saw him this even ing, the bed was covered with play things, but if you'll believe it, he didn't seem to care for 'em at all The only thing be noticed was a bunch of roses somebody had sent him. He wouldn't part with 'em, and when I saw him ly ing back there with the flowers against his cheek, I thought how pretty it would be for me to have him die with them in bis hand. Say, wouldn't that be piotur esque? I won't bother you, though, any longer. If yon see Sorauton, tell him about it; be'll be interested. " The door closed, and Miss Irwin was again alone. She oouldn't take up the train of thought she had been pursuing when interrupted, and she still bad the shocked look she assumed at the begin ning of Fauning's conversation. "Such a hardened fellow," she mut tered, "and yet at heart I really believe him to be what he says he is." The next morning Miss Irwin scanned the papers, but saw nothing about the boy. The evening papers contained long accounts of bis life and death. Miss Ir win felt rather sorry that Fanning, with all his cruel, kind heart, bod been scoop ed. She was sure his account would have surpassed those she had read, and tibe sighed as she thought of the roses. They had not been mentioned at all. Several days passed. She was anxious to meet the police reporter. Curiosity caused her to wonder what he would gay. Finally the chance came. She hap pened to be waiting for a car when Fan ning passed. She stopped him. "By the way, Fanning, I saw yon were cheated out of your story about the little boy.". ' Yes, I was. Lack's dead against me." "What time did be die?" "Three a m. exactly. Just too late for me to get in even a line. I was there when he died. " "Poor, dear, little fellow! How did be die?" "He died on space rates, ma'am." Miss Irwin thought that the had be louie used to the reporter's peculiar style, but his reply was too much for ber. When she reguined her composure, sho said : "I moan, did hekuow unybody? Was bo conscious to tho lust?" "Oh, yes. Ho just opened his eyes ; then ho shut om again, nud bo opened 'em again nud smiled real sweet at his mother and sister and mo, and then, and then he he juctdiod nice, roal nice. "Say," be touched Miss Irwin on tho arm and laughed, "what do you sup pose? His motbor thinks so much of rue she asked me to pick out the coffin; said she didn't know what would Lo ap propriate. I selected a little beauty. Buy, you ought to havo seen him iu it. " Miss Irwin wus becoming vastly in terested in Fanning. Ho wus so differ ent from uny one sho hud ovor mot bo fore. Thon, too, be puzzled hor. His conversation was certainly of a "don't cure" stylo, but soiuohow she conldn't beliove him to be as hourtloss as be soemod. His story about the doath of tho little boy hod affectod hor greatly; so much so, in fact, that she went to soo the sorrow stricken mothor. "Oh," said the mothor, between her tears, "yon are from The Morning Her ald, you say? It is so kind of you to coma My poor little boy thought Tbe floruld was the best paper in town ; lie often sold it If all the people on The Herald nre so good and kind as yoa and Mr. Funning" "Fuuuiugl" "Yes, do you know him? I don't know what on earth I wonld have done in all my trouble if it budn't boon for him. Ho's got tho kiudost, most gener ous honrt 'The Lord loveth a choerful giver,' but then, Mr. Funning can af ford to give, and" "Funning ufford to give I" ejaculated Miss Irwin. "Why" "It's a blessed thing to be rich, and to have so much power on a greut big paper like Tli Horuld," continued the elder woman. 'Of course, if be bad been poorer off than ho really is, I wouldn't have let him do what he did. " "May 1 ask what be did?" inquired Miss Irwin. , " Yes, iudoed, and I'm only too glad to toll you abont it I believe in men tioning good deeds. Mr. Funning's pa per took such an interest in my little boy that it printed long columns about bim, and then Mr. Fanning had tho man who Injured my boy put in jail, and then he sent him flowers beautiful roses, the ones he was buried with and Mr. Fanning even bought the ooffln with bis own money. When I told him not to do that he laughed and said that was nothing he could afford it " "So," mused tlie lady reporter, as she walked away, "Fanning has spout all his hard earned savings on tho flowers and coffin. He's a dear, good boy. " Omaha Herald. Alway Room For "Inn." "The kind of men I want to hire," said a newspaper publisher the other day while talking to a friend, "are sel dom to be had. No matter what their lines of business Msers' (a word that rhymes with soissors) are never out of work and always got good money. I want some isors. " "Isers?" exclaimed his companion. "What on earth nre isers?" "To explain what they are," replied the publisher, "let me tell you a story of a 'want ad. ' Once a man wished to employ for his circus an acrobat who oould throw triple somersaults. So ho put a 'want ad.' in tho paper. In reply to the advertisement he received 50 let ters. Together with a friend he read them over. Some of the letters he put in a pile by themselves. They were the ones that read something like this : "Drab Bib You advertise for a man who can throw a triple aomeraault. I used to throw triple somersaults and think that after a little practice I could do it again. I'd like a trial. "The other letters were put in anoth er pile and ran something like this: "Dsab Bin I am a good acrobat; but, while I never have thrown triple somersaults, I think with a little practice I oould do it I'd like to have a trial. " 'Well,' said the circus man, as he shook his head sadly, 'there are 60 let ters from 50 acrobats. Twenty-five of tbem are "has beeus," 25 nre "going to bes," but there ain't nn "iser" in tbe whole lot' Now, I want 'isers,' and so does every other business man, but they ore all employed. ' ' New York Tribune. Mlitaken Klndneaa. One of tbe first resolutions which are formed by men nnd women who are succeeding in life, that la, as measured by tbe only standard in nse nowadays, increasing their possessions far beyond their actual needs, is that they will put safeguards around their children; the hardships which they themselves con tended against shall never, if tbey can help it, be encountered by their off spring. They not only ooddle them selves, indulge themselves with unao customed luxuries and spare themselves all avoidable physical exertion, but they believe this course to be the right way to live, and that if it is good for them, it is good for their children. They do not understand thnt character is formed under the pressure of the compulsory hardships and self denials of youth, jnst as they forget that health is not a gift or an accident, but tbe reward of abstinence and of hard work under nat ural , conditions, perhaps continued through several generations. Frederick Tudor. First Electric Light la a Theater. It is believed that the first electric light installed in an American theater was a Jablochkoff candle, used as a fo cusing lamp in the old California the ater, in Bush street, San Francisco, in 1878. The managers of the theater at that time were Messrs. Barton & Hill, General Barton and Frauk Lawler. Tbe play was "Antony and Cleopatra," Bow Eytinge and Cyril Searle taking the leading parts. Mr. A. H. Recce was tbe engineer in charge of the woTfc. Time bas worked a complete revolu tion in theatrical lighting, and today there is not a theater in the United Stares which arm Id dispense with the electric 1 bt Electricity. The shy young man and timid mnld In silence wait from week to week, Each wondering, modestly afraid, Whose place it really Is to speak. Washington Star. "How was the brldo given awny?" "By hor complexion." Chicago Rec ord. Guzlcy "Is It good to eat at night be fore going to bod?" iJizbey "Be def inite, man, Is whnt good to eat?" Rox bury Gazette. Old Itnehelor "Now that your sister hns married, It Is your turn." Young lady "Is thnt meant ns an offer?" Lustlge Blatter. 'Thotis hast a pretty wit," quoth the monarch. "Aye, and a dry humor," re plied tho Jester. Whereupon the king pushed tho button. Philadelphia Rec ord. After tho Hall. First Sweet Thing "Jack says Miss Passe didn't look twen ty lost night." Second Sweet Thing "Xo. She looked thirty-live!" New York Tribune. Corroborated. New-Yorker "Are Fhlladelphlans ns slow ns New-Yorkers think they are?" Phllndclphlan (sur prised) "Do New-Yorkers think we're slow?" Truth. "It is sad," said one girl, "that so many won nowadays hnve a great deal more money than brains."' "Yes," sighed another; "and so little money at that" Washington Star. "Kitty, why has our French Revolu tion Club called an extra meeting?" "Oh, Nan, we are so bothered; we can't find out whether we're read two vol umes or three." Louisville Courier Journal. Belle "You know Jack Glddiboy, of course; don't you think he Is Just out of sight?" Sadie "Indeed he Is! a very pcrsonlllcatlon of the old saying, 'out of sight out of mind.'" Boston Courier. Tis well your heaviest wraps to wear When you a-skatlug go, E'en though for frost you do not care; They break the full, you know. Washington Star. "I understand your daughter has given up bicycle riding." "Yes. She sold her wheel as soon ns she found out she couldn't wear high-heeled shoes on it with any degree of success." Chica go Evening Post. Hoax "Tlinley went to Alaska pros pecting for gold, nud found load in stead." Joax "Ah! In largo quanti ties, I suppose, and valuable." Hoax "No; in small quantities, nud fatal." Philadelphia Record. Mamma "What do you mean by taking that piece of cake? When you asked for It didu't I say no?' Tommy "You did; but hist night I heard papa say that when a woman says no she al ways mean yes." Truth. Dolly I hear Mary Antique was a great belle at the dance the other even ing. She told me she danced every dance. Tolly-Oh, yes. Mary's Just the kind of a girl to be a belle at a leap year dance. Harvard's Bazar. Here's a motto that's ns certain As that two pints make a quart: Time and tide will wait for no man, Little, big,, or long or short. Philadelphia Item. She Oh, yes; I know that you think that woman is a silly creature, whose head can be turned by mere finery. He It is sure to be turned If some other woman passes with the mere finery on. Indianapolis Journal. Mrs. Greene Of course, you rend all your husband's stories? Mrs. White (wife of the popular author) Oh, dear, no! They are nothing to the stories be sometimes tells me after be bns been out of an evening. Boston Trans cript. Omce Boy There is a man outside who wishes to see you. Business Man Didn't I give orders that I was not to be disturbed? Office Boy Yes, sir; but this Is a very, mild-looking man. I don't think he would create a disturb ance. Truth. Maud I hear proposing parties are all the style this winter. Tbe girls do the proposing and tbe one who pro poses the best gets the prize. Have you been to any? Ethel No; but I had a proposing party come to me the other evening. How do you like my ring? Harper's Bazar. Bellefleld A cynical writer remarks that a wedding always brings happi ness to two, the florist and the clergy man. Bloomfleld He forgets the fa ther of the bride, especially if the poor man has half a dozen other daughters on his hands. Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. "The natural history class will now write down the names of twelve Arc tic animals," said the teacher in mo notonous tones. Little Johnnie dashed off the following and banded his slate proudly to the teacher: "ix seals, five polar bears and one walrus." New York Evening Sun. "Willie," said the boarding-bouse mistress to her young son, "I was ashamed of you at dinner. You kept your arms on the table during the eo 2re nieair "Yes, mamma," was the peful's reply; "I didn't want to give :he boarders a chance to say there was lothin' on tbe table." Yonkers Statesman.