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SECTION OF THE B.UTNS AT CONEY ISLAND AFTER THE ITEE.
'oo bofe here now," complained Phil
Lady Mab never knew how or why
she did It, but when her boy said that
she just went over to them and put
WHERE FLAMES LAPPEUUP $1,500,000 WORTH OF THE FAMOUS PLEASURE RESORT.
Coney iHland, the famed Eastern pleasure resort, had
thirty-five acres swept over by the recent Are, which was
the most disastrous In Its. history. Steeplechase Park,
with Its scores 'of amusements, one of the three great
enterprises on the Island, was entirely destroyed. Near
ly 200 buildings, including hotels, restaurants, saloons,
dancing pavilions, etc., were Included In the burned dis
trict Coney exists for pleasure, however, and except on
the part of the losers, there was no letup In the merri
ment. While the section destroyed contained more at
tractions than probably any amusement resort In the
country outside the Island, it was only a small part of
THE TURNED DOWN LEAF.
There's a turned-down leaf, soiuo writer
In every human life;
A hidden story of happier dayi,
Or of death amid the strife;
A folded leaf that the world ino"vs not,
A love-dream rudely crushed ;
The siKlit of a face that Is not 'orgot,
Although the voice be bushed ;
The far-diHtant Bound of a harp's soft
An echo in the air
The hidden page may be full of rich
Of things that once were fair.
There's a hidden page in every lite, and
A story might unfold ;
Dut the end was not fair to that dream
It had better rest untold.
Love Reigns Supreme j
Lndy Mnb ran lightly down the steps
anil got Into the smart electric cab
waiting for her. The man evidently
had his orders, for ho started away
As tho cab started, Lndy Mnb leaned
forward suddenly and murmured :
"(lood-hy, my bnby; shall I ever see
Then she leaned back and tlwught of
tlto iiiuu to whom she was going, away
from, her Ikhub and little boy and her
liusuand, who had made her so unhnp
jy. It never seemed to Btrlko her that
ftcrluips she hud made him unhappy,
too, nnd that she- was doing a very
wicked thing In leaving her home. Her
one thought was to get away some
where whore she would bo happy and
where Home one would think of her as
well as themselves and Roy would do
all these things.
She shut her eyes and lightly clasped
Iter lunula In her lap and snuggled Into
the soft cushions of the cub.
Suddenly sho sturted what was
that? surely, a baby's hand had touch
d her own! Vet there was no one In
Uio cab with her, only there seemed to
K a peculiar linae in front of her.
She leaned back again and closed her
eyes and gave herself up to pleasing
There It was again! A timid, gentle
.touch. The touch that Is unmlstakn
tle when once you have felt a baby's
Iiand hold your own!
"Oh!'! cried Lady Mab. "What I
M Is any oue sitting In front of me?
And a little baby voice replied :
"Yes, Lady Mab, 1 am sitting In
ront of you."
"Heavens! she cried; ror, Bure
onough, sitting on the sea facing her
was a little boy. Such a curly headed
little baby with bright bluo eyes and
a divine mouth. Yet the strange thing
was, he had nothing but a bit of silk
draped round him and a quiver of ar
rows slung over one shoulder!
"You must be cold, dear," she said,
and took htm on to her kip and wrap
ped her cloak round him.
"Do you like babies I" he asked.
"Yea, I love them very dearly," she
"Do you? . Then why are you leav
tag yours alone so late at night?"
Lady Mab was too surprised to an
The baby went on ;
"You know, he Isn't a bit happy with
his nurse. What Is he like ; your little
boy, I mean?"
"He Is such a dear little thing, and
am so fond of him."
She took everything for granted, and
never wondered how this strange child
should know all about her and the boy.
Sim seemed to have forgotten, too, that
she would never see her baby again.
"Don't you hate to leave him at home
at nights when you are out enjoying
"I have never seriously thought
about that," she said.
liables get so lonely, you know ;
they want such a "great deal of love.
Especially mother's love. There's real
ly nothing like It in all the world."
Lady Mab only held him closer, and
slowly, slowly, the tears ran down her
"Are you sure babies can't do without
"Well, they can do without It, but
they don't make such good men and
women, and they never know how to
love properly themselves when their
mothers 'haven't loved them."
Then she understood what a terrible
thing she bad almost done. She had
nearly left her little baby alone with
its nurse and with fts father (whom
"I WISH SHE WOULD TUM BOON.
Lndy Mnb thought hated her baby and
herself). Its father, who was a stern,
unrelenting man, as she believed, and
who, when he found she had gone,
would Burely have turned on that
dear, helpless little thing In his rage.
and hated It more than ever!
"O ! my baby, my baby," she mur
And this time Cupid, for, of course,
It1- was he, put his arms round her
neck and nestled up to her, for did he
not understand? Of course, and he
hnd come to save her and the little
boy, who was so very like himself.
The cab stopped, and a man opened
the door. - '
"At last, dearest ; l tnougbt you
were never coming!" he said.
"Roy," sue cried, "get In. I must
talk to you." And she hid Cupid under
' Roy got In and sat next her and put
his arm round her shoulders.
"What Is It, dear?" he asked the
cab bad started again.
"I cannot come with you, Roy," she
said. "I can't leave my baby to the
mercy ot that man, who, although be
has been so cruel to me, Is still
Cupid edged himself higher up In
her arms, and bis head came uncovered,
but Roy did not see him ; he only saw
the woman's eyes, tear-drowned and
full of longing, which be mistook for
love for himself! It was mother love,
really, you know.
"You are not In earnest?" he said ;
"after all our plans and all that you
have promised me. You said Phil
didn't matter ; he must manage as best
he could with his nurses, tiresome lit
He broke off here, for Cupid had soft
ly touched his arm.
" "What was that?" Roy ' exclaimed.
half starting up. "I thought I felt
what was I saying? Ah, no! Poor
little kiddie, I must not say that tire
some! No, no, only" again that gen
tie, clinging touch "only a very dear,
helpless little buuy, eh, dear? A baby
that must have Its mother at all costs ;
Isn't that It, Mab?"
Such Is the power of Cupid's touch!
"Yes," murmured Mab. "A baby that
must have Its mother. Oh, Roy, will
you ever forgive me? I must go back,
back to my little Phil, and perhaps my
husband will love me once again, as he
used to do. Ah, my dear, forgive me
for the pain I have caused you. But I
know you understand me, even now."
Even now !" he answered. "I hadn't
really thought about the little one.
There Is one thing I would ask let me
see the kiddie sometimes, will you?"
And she promised that perhaps she
would, though she never did.
She drove Roy hack to his flat and
then home, nnd Cupid put his arms
round her neck and this time kissed
"Another victory!" cried he,
All the way back to her home Mab
thought hard, and Cupid sat wide-eyed
and watched the thoughts flitting
through her brain ; for the little god
can ee all we think, and sometimes he
smiled, and once he frowned, and then
he laughed outright, for she hnd deeld
ed she had never really loved Roy. The
only beings she did love were her baby
und her husband.
The cab stopped, and Mab started,
for she hnd not thought they could
huve arrived yet. She looked for the
little Cupid, but he had disappeared.
Lady Mab alighted from the cab and
flew up the steps and through the hall,
past the astonished servants and up the
stairs, straight to the night nursery.
She pushed open the door, and then
paused, breathless, and stood watching
a scene that was entirely new to her.
In front of the fire sat her husband.
and In his arms was a curly neaded
little boy, smiling Into the man's face.
The man was bumming a lullaby to
the baby, who held one of his father's
Angers In a tight clasp. Where was the
stern, hard father?
"Daddy, when will my lovely mum be
back?" asked Phil.
"Soon, little man try to go to sleep."
The stem, cold voice, where was It
now? Hone. Only a soft, teuder voice
had taken its place.
Lady Mab clutched at the door post
for support, as she realized that all
her trouble had been of her own mak
ing. A small boy with a quiver over one
shoulder was hovering about the pair
by the Are, but they did not seem to
"Does oo love my lovely mum?" ask
ed the baby.
"Yes. my boy," said the man.
"1 wish she would turn soon. I want
her arms round her husband's neck
and kissed him and then the bnby. The
latter went to sleep almost at once,
having got what he most wanted.
"Dear," she said, "how good of you
to come up here and look after Phil.
I didn't know you enred for babies!"
I love this one very donrly," he
sold. "I've often been up here while
you've been out enjoying yourself, but
he's always been asleep until to-night."
Cupid, still standing In the room,
sprang on to the man's shoulder, and.
leaning down, kissed both him and
Lady Mab, and then gave a very tender
one to the baby, Phil. Then he van
ished, for he had set the seal on his
Do you know, Mab, I always thought
you didn't really cure for the boy? We
have been misunderstanding each other
for a long time, It seems," said Phil's
And he was right, for they had mis
understood each other.
That night Lady Mab told her hus
band everything, and they were very
hnppy, for she had loved him very
dearly Indeed, and continued to do so.
And Cupid? How glad he was, for
had he not made three people happy
Many were the people who loved
Lady Mab, but none loved her so well
as her husband and her son and one
The latter declared that he would
never love another, but Cupid had oth
er views with regard to the disposal of
Lady Mab has taught Phil to rever
ence the little god of love, and the boy
never sees a stone Image of Oupld
without shyly raising his hat When
asked why, he says :
"He made my mother very, very
happy, and saved her from doing some
thing wrong. He must be a very great
and good little god, don't you think?"
So he is, Phil, and it would be better
for the world If everyone thought him
good and understood him as well as
It Is hoped you will keep your good
opinion of him as you grow up. Phila
HIPPO'S BATHING PLACES.
South African Lake for Which Bis
Benata Have a Llklnsr.
A few miles from Muhokya we came
to Klkarongo, a circular lake, once a
crater, about half a mile wide, writes
a correspondent of the Westminster
Gazette from Uganda. The water Is
slightly salt, and Is greatly appreciated
by the hippos, who come here In large
parties; from Lake Rulsnmba to bathe.
The lake Is shallow for a few yards
only and then deepens rapidly, so the
hippos, who do not like deep water,
never go very far from the shore.
On a still day It Is an amusing pas
time to sit by the lake and watch the
great brutes enjoying themselves. For
a moment nothing is to be seen, then
suddenly a- score or more of huge heads
burst through the water with loud
snorts and squirting Jets of water
through their nostrils; they stare
around with their ugly little piglike
eyes, yawn prodigiously, showing a
fearful array of tusks and a cavernous
throat, then sink with a satisfied gur
gle below the surface, to repeat the
performance a minute or two after
Sometimes one stands almost upright
in the water; then he rolls over with
a sounding splash, showing a broad ex
panse of back like a huge porpoise. Or
a too venturesome young bachelor ap
proaches a select chcle of veterans,
who resent his Intrusion and drive him
away with roars and grunts. There Is
something Irresistibly suggestive of hu
manity about their ungainly gambol.
Only bathing machines are wanted to
complete the picture.
It Is the custom whenever one goes
from northern regions to the tropics
to don white garments as a protection
against the heat of the sun; and a
changefrom colored goods to white Is
made In our climate, also, In the sum
mer. . The reason given for this resort to
white Is that "It reflects the heat In
stead of absorbing It ;" and If one
questions Its virtue, answer Is always
made that the natives of tropical re
gions wear white clothes, and they
ought to know wlvnt Is best
It Is true that the natives often wear
white, but they have dark skins by
which they are protected from the
chemical rays, the rays that are most
Injurious to man, and that break down
his health, after a longer or shorter
residence In equatorial regions.' The
white man's white clothes offer no
resistance to these Injurious light rays,
although they give comfort by throw
ing back the heat rays. i
If white clothes are worn externally,
tbe undergarments, so tropical hyglen
Lsts say, should be black, red or orange,
since these colors offer a screen to the
chemical rays. After dark, in the
tropics as well as during the hot sum
mer months In this country, black
clothes are tbe most sensible, since
they promote the radiation of beat
from the body.
The head covering In summer should
be light In color as well" as in weight
yelw or khaki color Is better than
White but should nave a dark lining.
The practice of going barehended, es
pecially In the case of Hght-balred or
bald persons, Is fraught with grave
perils. The notion that some bald-
headed men 'have that exposure of the
head to the sun's rays will promote the
growth of the hair Is pernicious; the
man who has tried It one summer will
not repeat It the next If he 1 alive.
In texture, summer clothing should
be light and porous. For men the outer
garments should be of wool, the under
clothing of linen or cotton and wool.
This should be woven In a mesh which,
by the air It contains, protects against
chill and which absorbs 'perspiration ;
such material does not get the "clam
my" feeling of a closely woven cloth
when damp. '
A night garment of loosely woven
thin flannel of dark color will be found
more comfortable than one of cotton
or linen, and will also afford greater
protection against chill. Summer
"colds" often follow chilling of the
body toward morning when It Is en
cased In a damp clinging linen night
dress. One who finds himself In such
state In the early morning should
quickly take a warm bath, followed by
a cold sponge or shower, and a vigor
ous rubbing with a coarse towel.
Youth's Companion. , .
Spider that Make Fine Cobweba.
The queen of spiders the largest
handsomest and most capable workman
of her tribe Is the orange-yellow and
black creature known as orange Argl
ope. Hers are, the most beautiful cob
webs made, hung low to catch the In
numerable Insects ranilred for a rather
large appetite, and you find them
among the bushes and vines and In the
fields. Dr. Henry C McCook, president
of the American Entomological Society,
describes her habits and haunts. Argl
ope, ns the author relates, captures and
ties up her victims as ably as a cow
boy might do with a lasso, and she
excels the cowboy by manufacturing
uer own rope u sue guex.
Cities with 'Woad Pavements.
The live cities In which the largest
amounts of wood pavement are found
are. In order, Indianapolis. New York,
Minneapolis, loiedo and Boston. ' To
gether these cities have more'ereosoted
wood pavement than all other cities In
the United 8tates combined. The total
amount of this pavement In use In this
country at the end of the year 1005
was about 1,400,000 square yards.
equivalent to nearly eighty miles of
pavement on a street thirty feet wld.
A Vague Preacrlptlon.
One of the virtues of the modern
physician ' Is deflnlteness of direction.
To prescribe a dose "once In so often"
Is to leave a wide margin of chance.
especially If the drug be a potent one.
Let It be hoped that the good man
whose prescription Is quoted below was
not dealing In strychnin nor 'prussic
acid. The letter Is taken from "High
ways and Byways In Sussex," by E. V.
Lucas, and was written by the doctor
In an English vlllnge a century ago.
Mr. Andrews. . I have sent you some
things which you may take In the man
ner following, viz : of that In the bottle
marked with a you may take of the
quantity of a spoonfull or bo, now and
then, and at night take some of those
pills, drinking a little warm beer after
It and tn the morning take 2 spoonfulls
of that In the other bottle, fasting an
hour after It, and then you may eat
something, you may take also of the
first and every night a pill and In the
I hope this will do you good which
Is the desire of him who Is your loving
friend, William Benbrlgg.
How Ther Do It.
People wonder how a Morgan, a Har
riman, a Ryan, a Wanamaker can car
ry on such prod I go us enterprises. The
secret according to Success, 'lies In
their ability to protect themselves
through a mighty system by being able
to choose men who will fit the places
they are put In, men who can carry
out their employer's program to the let
ter and can be hired to take their risks.
Fitting the Word t the Aet.
John Maria, what on alrth do ye
tWnk? That pesky SI Smith we've been
quarrelln' with ses he's goln' to take
the matter Inter the courts.
Maria Oh, law 1 Baltimore American.