TOPICS OF THE TIMES. A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER. E8TINQ ITEM8. Commend and Crltlelema Haeed Upon tha HnppcnlnK of the Uajr-UUlorl cal anil News Nolo. Hotter n deluded cnthuslnsm than n dead heart. Wo do not enrich tho prcsout by ridiculing the pnst. Man In strengthened by fear when ha has will to overcome It What a Jolly old world this would be If nil men practiced what they preach 1 "Wouldn't that Jnrskl you" Is under stood to bo tho prevailing slang phrase over In Tort Arthur. A fashion paper snys that only n pretty woman can wear n hat that flares. Wo don't know why. Things might bo much worse than they are. What If Tort Arthur had one of those unpronounceable llusstau names? While the Dreyfus case remains un settled France does not mean to be en tirely overshadqwed even If there Is a big war In progress. Lives of Mormon saints remind us That when we have passed away Smiths will bo on deck behind us. Multiplying every day. Colombia has formally decided not to Invade tho United States, so our army will have about fifteen minutes' more rest than If war had been de clared. Tho Russian wolfhounds and Japa nese spaniels were observed to be on good terms at the New York dog show. The "dogs of war" have another story to tell. The great skill In warfare shown by tho array and navy of Japan will pre pare the world for the news that Chris tlanlty Is making rapid strides In that country. It la mentioned as one of the praise worthy traits of the Duke of Cam bridge that he didn't forsake his wife. Has It come to pass that such a sacri fice Is worthy of the world's special at tention Great Britain until quite recently was always the world's largest holder of gold. To-day, however, your Uncle Sam's stock Is twice as large as hers, and amounts to nearly $1,000,000. Strange tilings do happen. "Buffalo Bill" Is suing for a divorce, alleging that his wife has been "cruel" to him. Shall we continue to pay out our good money to see a "hero" who professes his Inability to take care of himself in a mlxup of that sort? Some American coast resort has missed a great bargain. The French state barge, elaborately decorated, which had carried sovereigns and other dignitaries, has been sold for less than $50. Built in the reign of Charles X., It was last used when President Lou tct rtciit cu-tuumu to meet tne nanan fleet Now It meets the fate of other disused boats. The writers of great hymns build monuments to themselves in human hearts, yet It Is fitting that material structures and inscriptions should com. meraorate their service. An Instance of grateful remembrance Is the recent placing of a memorial tablet In the chancel of the parish church, Farn bam, England, to the Iter. Augustus Montague Toplady, the author of "Bock of Ages." He was a native of the town, but died in London when only 87 years old, In 177S. The time was when to be without a roof to cover one's head was to be an object of commiseration or scorn, but in these days rooftrees are going out of fashion, and to be able to see stars from one's bed Is to be on a fair way to health and wisdom. The custom of sleeping out of doors Is adopted not alone by those afflicted with lung dis ease. It Is a cure that ministers to a mind diseased as well as to an ailing body, and Is particularly recommend ed to those Buffering with any of the thousand and one nerve diseases. Peo ple build their homes with upper porches, where, as they say, "on fine nights we may sleep out of doors," and those who are porchless imitate the Arabs and may frequently be seen folding their tents and stealing away to back yard or vacant lots, where the "sweet restorer, sleep," Is more easily wooed. Of course, It is not likely that the rooftree will disappear altogether; people have submitted to tho passing of tho parlor and to the new promi nence that has been given to tho kitch en, but It is not to be expected that they will meekly allow a skley roof to tako tho place of the artificial one pro vided by man. When President Hadley of Yale said that the public life of this country needs a large body of young men of Independent means, he was Influenced, It is to bo feared, by the interests of his own hundreds of young men of in dependent means. Theoretically, the young man of Independent means is the young man who can best afford to devote himself to the public serv ice. But, in practical fact, that la Just the kind of young man which tho pub lic can least afford to have in chargo of Its affairs. The young man with out means but with tho right stuff In him sees llttlo satisfaction for him self in the public service, even in the way of a bare living; manufacture, commerce, finance and the professions offer him far raoro glittering attrac tions. And, yet, this young man, fresh from toll, with tbo Inspiration that comes of empty bands, and with sympathies undeflled, Is the one who through all history has held the pilot wheel of the ship of progress with tho steadiest band and stoutest heart Tbo man of Independent means, bo he young or old, Is out of sympathy with the real emotions and the environment of the masses. Ho vlows the common Jot only as one looks into a house through a window. Ho knows the common life only ns one who dwells In the hilts knows the life of the vnl leys. The great movements of human progress have seldom originated with men of Independent means. They have sprung from the heart of the common people. Tho great leaders of men have come up from the soil. What we need In public life, and In private life, too. Is not the man "rich enough to resist temptation," but the man honest enough to despise It, the man too true In his sympathies to mistake public good and too quick In his Intelligence to be misled. Wealth confers many blessings upon Its possessor, but It never yet gave him brains or morality, though It often robs him of both and much else besides. Nlcdermeler, Marx and Van Dine killed by the law Is tho end of the Chi cago car barn bandits. They wero boys. It Is difficult to make the aver age boy think of the future. If ho Is wild, a street rover, n product of bad liooks and lax home regulation, he Is pretty npt to sneer at anything that smacks of preaching. Kvery city has many too many bad boys. Perhaps few of them will ever shed human blood, but there Is no doubt that they are traveling tho same thoroughfare that these Chicago youths have trav eled, and If they go far enough they will find the gallows casting a ghastly shadow across tho road. What Is to be done? The problem Is as great as the problem of existence There never was and there never will bo a set or rules that will stop crime. But the futhers and mothers must know that tho first responsibility is theirs. They cannot afford to neglect their children. The sequel to neglect Is tears and sor rows. If home Is not pleasant, there ore streets. Tho boy who Is driven thero for his company finds It. He also finds cigarettes and whisky aud pro fanity. He finds the society that makes Jtsse James a saint and Dcadwood Dick a martyr. He smashes windows and destroys property; he steals rides on the street curs. He is familiar with dark alleys and hiding places as n rat Is with Its hole; and as ho grows tougher and tougher ho glories In It. He Isn't really happy until he makes converts. He wants other boys to be bad. His mother cries over htm. and his father Is too busy, or too careless, to get to the heart of things, and real ize that his boy has gotten nwny from him. There are rules at home. Often they consist mostly of "don't." "Don't n.akc a noise;" "don't touch the piano;" "don't whistle;' "don't muss up the room;" "go to church or take a licking;" "don't Join a ball club, be cause 'father' never belonged to one;" "don't visit the neighbors boys, and don't bring them home with you, be cause it is annoying;" "don't play foot ball, because it is too rough." There are other dn'ts. Apply them with enough severity and you can make a sneak and a liar out of a promising boy. He isn't a man. He docs not think like n man. Ills brain is In the process of development as well as his legs, and he needs room and a good bit of license nnd a great deal of tolerance and forgiving. If be Is to grow up strong nnd clean and healthy. Insldi and out. God bless him, not once In n thousand times he Is born bad. There isn't much in the Idea that a child can Inherit m black heart. Most or tllem can be molded, led, trained. Keep the boy busy with clean amusement nnd you have robbed the unclean of half Its power. Listen to him; give ear to his troubles and bis Joys. Laugh with him and sympathize with hlui. The boy who has a good father for a chum will never bo a bandit and he will nev er get very far from the teachings of his mother. EXPLOSIVES. Torpedo Uaed by Chinese, Described a "on Kbit Which Cornea Forth Burning." The unfortunate outbreak of hostili ties in the far East, and the successful uso the Japanese are making of ex plosives, Is likely to bring up the vexed question of tho real discoverers of gun powder, which has given to the intel lectual element the sole mastery in warfare, says the Liverpool Post The Icng-entertalned conviction that the Greeks or Itomans invented what Is palpably understood by gunpowder has led to some confusion. Combustibles like naphtha, to which class Greek fire belongs, were In use In tho armies of the Califs, and were confounded with explosives. Marcus Graecus seems to have had a recipe for making gunpow der from saltpetre, coal and sulphur, and his career has been placed ns early as the ninth century, but it would be more correct to place his life In the middle of the thirteenth. A critical sifting of tho whole of tho evidence leads to the conclusion that saltpetre was first known In China, but not before the middle of the twelfth cen tury. In the successful defense of the Chinese city Plnuklng ngalnst the Mon gols explosives, blasting bodies and rockets were employed ngalnst the enemy; and some diagrams exist which show the form In which these explo sives were used. There Is, too, some evidence that a torpedo was used be tween 1275-1295, described in Chinese as "an egg which comes forth burn ing," and a picture of this destructive engine Is given In a book attributed to Hasan, a copy of which exists In the Paris library. Viewed as a Pastime. The man from Chicago looked with scorn at the Bramblevllle ticket agent as he banded out a dollar bill and pushed It through the opening. "You'vo got a pretty lot of citizens to allow themselves to be charged at the rate of 5 cents a mile from hero down to Bushby on a miserable little crawl ing one-horse branch road," be said, bltlngly. The ticket agent looked at him with a calmness which nothing could dis turb. "I'd like to call your attention to one fact before you go on usln' any more language," he said, mildly, "and that Is that while It may be 6 cents a mile, It's only 35 cents an bourl" Ancient Earth Formation, Geologists bavo come to tbo conclu sion that Australia and Tasmania wero formerly united by a land bridge, and that it was on it that Tasmanlan ani mals entered Victoria. I IKEMTOMALS 4 Opinions of Tho Ruslnn Power. I HI? ltusslau (lower appears to be a huge, por teiitlous bubble, which the courageous Japan ese have pricked. ltussln has an enormous army, but where I It? How can It be got to- T TVJSftS3l Robert An army that cannot bo concentrated CTSiaK'j is "o fit object of terror. To be sure, we have had a few weeks of war, time enough to cripple and bottle the ltusslau licet In the East, aud the Baltic fleet and the Black Sea tlcet dare not. or cannot, le.ive their stations, while one gunboat refuse to leave the port of Shanghai, and two larger ones have been hiding themselves In a French port of East Africa. The Japanese are masters of the China sens. And the Busslan mighty land army of four million men, where hat It vanished? A paltry hundred thousand men. or possibly n hundred and fifty thousand, are scattered along the Man churlan railway, or split up between Port Arthur and the Ynlu ltlver. unable anywhere to offer an equal front to the Japanese advance. Even tho rumors that come from St. Petersburg are all of Kusslan losses, and most reason able they are, for It Is Impossible for Itussla to hasten ntoug its lll-bullt railway three sleepers to a rail the needed re luforceiucnts, or even the food and stores for those who an spread along the front. Japan was "blutllng," they told the Csar. It is ltusla that has been blurting the deluded world. However It may be in the West, It Is sure that there Is nothing to fear from her lu Asia, either on the Mnnchurlan or the-Indian bonier, If any other Power will only pluck up courage to resist her. This the New Japan has' dared to do. and the black bear Is utterly demoralized before the swarm of yellow hornets. It looks ns If Hussla would have to put oft for s century, which means forever, her ambition to have four capitals St. Petersburg, Moscow. Constantinople and Pekln. New York Independent School Teachers' Salaries. Sl'MMAltY of the salaries paid to tho school l:eachers In the chief European countries ap I ie.' red recently In several American newspn J iers. This report showed that the salaries of rjs- teachers In England range from an average or faj,) for men to $250.or even as low as $200, for OIUCU. A tllT iuni-9l Ull.iutl, u..a ,v .. full-fledged teacher In Belgium Is $102. In Denmark city teachers begin with $230 nnd village teachers with ?1S2. The average for a country or village teacher In Prussia Is $21S per year, although Berlin teachers receive from $31."i to fO.V: women are paid from $140 to $100. France has an Irreducible minimum of $220. Holland $100. Portugal $.; for the country nnd $108 for the city, and Sweden and Nor way $'.3d for men nnd less than $00 for women. The average salary In Switzerland is $310 for men and $27.". for women. Greece divides Its teachers Into classes, those In the first receiving a maximum salary of $20 per month, those In the second $10, and those In the third $13. Tench crs' salaries In Spain vary from $100 per year In the village to $4S0 In Madrid. Montreal Star. Labor us Joy or Curse. T Is worthy of note that all the great historical religious of the world whether of the millions of Egypt tolling under the lash to build the pyramids at the wages of a couple of onions and a piece of dry bread a day, or of the mil dons of India working In the rice swnmps amid swarms of pestiferous Insects, or of the millions Bp of the Semitic race whose traditions have been gathered together In the story of Eden and of the fall In the Book or Cencala all havo been rooted and grounded Jn the prob lem of the common doom of mnn that he must cat bis bread In the sweat of his body and the sweat of his mind. None of these religions affects to treat the Issue flippantly, rhetorically or with commoplacc platitudes, but with awful seriousness. The enormous overweight of the burden of the work In comparison with the strength, spirits, Interest and reward of the worker Is what oppresses the minds or these teachers and prophets and brings them to the common ominous conviction that this must be the outcome of some WHALEBONE WHALES. Their "Baleen" the Mont Vnluable Product Obtained from Whales. Another group of whales have no teeth, but the mouth Is provided with several hundred closely packed horny, flexible plates or slabs suspended from the roof of the mouth and hanging on each side like a curtain, so that when the mouth Is opened ns wide ns pos sible their ends 'are received within tho lower Jaw. These plates, which In some whales nre nine or ten feet long, have pointed, frayed extremities, and nre lined with long, stiff hair. This peculiar substance In the mouth of whales, which Is called baleen, or whalebone, although It Is not bone, Is now the most vnluable product which Is yielded by these creatures; nnd to obtain it thousands of men brave dan gers of tho seas, of the Arctic Ice, ii nd of the chase, killing the whales by hurling harpoons and shooting ex plosive bullets Into them from a small boat Among the various kinds of whale bone whales Is the right whale, which reaches a length of 00 feet and yields 200 barrels of oil nnd 1,000 pounds of long, valuable baleen; the humpbnek whale, which Is sometimes 75 feet long, but has short bone and little oil; the finback nnd sulphur-bottom whales, of large slzo but comparatively little value; and tho bow-head, Greenland, or polar whale. The last Is at homo umong tho Ice fields, nnd Is now tho most sought of all the whales on ac count of tho excellent quality and large quantity of Its baleen. The max imum length Is 05 feet, and Its bulk Is Immense; the huge head represents a third of the length, and the tall Is 10 to 20 feet across. The largest bow heads produce several thousand pounds of bono worth $5 or $0 a pound, nnd 0,000 or more gallons of oil worth 40 cents a gallon. In feeding, the baleen whales drop the lower Jnw and swim forward rap idly, nnd all kinds of small floating animals fish, shrimp, winged mol lusks pass into the ynwulng mouth. When tho lower Jaw Is closed, the plates of baleen ore forced upward nnd backward, the water rushes through tho sieve formed by the hairs, tho food Is left behind, and is swnl lowd by the uld of the tongue. Some of tho baleen whales nro said to attain n length of more than a hun dred feet, nnd there nro authentic rec ords of examples measuring between 00 nnd 100 feet. Tho largest species of whale, and therefore tho largest of nil living animals nnd tho largest crea ture that ever existed, so far as wo know, Is tho sulphur-bottom whale of the Pacific coast, Ono of these was 05 feot long and 39 feet in clrcumfer- Great Papers on Important Subjects. but that has been SIX CHANGES IN WOMAN'S "Well, I'll have to give up and Just adopt that hopeless stylo of figure described as a pillow with a string around It." announced tho womnn who at 50 was the proud possessor of a shapely figure, and who had Just learned on good authority that tight lacing was coming Into fashion again. "No less than six times In the last forty years I have completely changed tho outllno of my figure, and I am afraid I am now getting to an ago where comfort Is nlmost as much of a consideration as appearance. "I well remember when I was 10 how pretty thu'fushlonahle figure was with Its neat, small waist In the place where a waist ought to bo. How trim nnd dainty we were. But I'm afraid a llttlo tight lacing wus needed to get the desired effect. "Next j had those short wnlstcd shapes which brought tho squeezing away above the natural waist line. Absurd enough they would look now, but wo thought them charming when they were In fashion. "Then came those long, slim figures of the '80s with tho bust unnaturally high, tho waist compressed as far as possible Into tho hips. Pert, smart, nnd snucy they looked, nnd they were only acquired at the expenso of a good deal of squeezing all along tho line. "In the '00s we had n genulno hour glass figure, girt tight around tho waist and bulging above nnd below. I nlwnys thought It stupid. "The low bust and sudden hip effect which came lu next was thought to be free and natural, but was really decadent and tho llttlo girdle corset then worn could bo drnwn as tight ns nny other. "Tho straight front wide wnlsted fashion bless It! Is tho only ono I know which combines comfort nnd style. O, why can't It last?" Exchange ence, nnd weighed by calculation near ly 300,000 pounds. The sulphur-bottom whalo Is further distinguished by being tho swiftest of nil whales nnd ono of tho most dliflcult to approach; it glides over tho surfaco with great rapidity, often displaying Its entire length; nnd when It respires the Im mense volume of vnporwhlch It throws up to n great height Is evidence of Its colossal proportions. St. Nicholas. Women vs. Unions In Chicago. Tho working women of Chicago havo long slnco passed through that preliminary nnd nlmost Inevitable phase of their soclul and economic development From tho emotionalism of a few weak "auxiliaries" they have evolved, step by step, to tho cool san ity of a complex, splendidly organized system of Individual trades, unions, re cruited exclusively by feminine wage earners, nnd controlled by "lady" bosses and "lady" walking delegates. As a direct result of theso organiza tions tho wages of women have in creased from a minimum of ten to a maximum of forty per cent Their working day has been reduced from a primeval curse and of some stupendous moral catastrophe, 1 redemption from which Is the end and aim of all higher ' spiritual hope. l.nbor may be either Joy or curse. All turns on whothor It Is encountered with freshness, spontaneity and zest, or whether It Is draining to the dregs the springs of life. Once ' for nil, out with It, fair, square nnd plump! There Is no more dignity nor elevation In mere labor than lu a median leal pump-handle. What It lifts front the living, central springs beneath determines all. Our Joy must be In this j living water welling up, as we ourselves quaff Us refresh-' inent or extend it to the thirsty Hps of others. I or this sole Joy that Is set before us must we endure the cross and despise the pain. We think the poet; exempt from this moll, pure children of Inspiration. Never tho weary pump handle for them, but only the leaping geyser. But hear what Milton has to say: "No worthy enterprise can be done by us without continual plodding and weariness to our faint uid sensitive abilities." Boston Herald. Tho American Husband. N American young mnn does not ns a rule look forward to marriage nor prepare for It by sav "k I lug any considerable portion of his antenuptial notice, nnd because ho has fallen very tlehper ately In love with some one nnd cannot find It tn his heart to wait until cold caution declares the venture advisable. Even when an engagement Is a long one he usually squanders so much on gifts and entertain ments for bis tlance that there Is only n very moderate amount to begin housekeeping on. Thus before his mnr rlage the young American of the middle class begins to give evldcneo of what Is to be his chief national character istic as n husband his unfailing, unselfish nnd nlmost Im provident generosity. The middle class huslmud lu America rarely Interferes with the nffnlrs of the household, lie hardly knows the cost of stnplo articles of food. As n rule he does not make his wife n regular allowance either for household or per sonal expenses, but gives her ns much ns he can spare, freely, but with a lack of system that Is not conducive to the best outlay of their Income. The young American husband Is also very Indulgent to his wife's fondness for tlno clothes. Ho would far rather have an extravagant wlfo than a dowdy one, nnd although he grumbles occasionally at ninllllnory bill, In reality he glories In the resplendent appearance of his wife In her tine feathers. The American husband Is rare who does not concede his wife's right to expend a much larger sum with her dressmaker than ho does with his tailor Indeed he often leaves his tailor altogether and cheerfuly repairs to the ready-made clothing house lu order that his wife may have more money for extravagant finery. IaihIou Tele graph. The Evil of Worry. Ot'BTLESS there has been more or less worry TT" I since Adam hid In the bushes, but It Is n curl II Ions physiological -Indeed, It may be n psycho " I ii.nl..., I f.... Mini rniil iiifirri1 flu, ',iriv 4 tin t has n definite cause. Is not so wearing ns the Imaginary worries that we persist In taking to bed with us. We cannot rest nnd lie busy at the same time, and It Is not hard to guess what will happen to the brain that Insists on fretting and worrying when It should be enjoying the serenity of repose. There are doe tors who can examine your eyes and tell you whether you havo kidney disease, but how much belter It would be If some specialist could nrlso who enn locate, worry nnd pluck It out. ns It were, by the roots. It Is n baleful Bource of poison at best, nnd nt Its worst, It Is ruinous. Ilnppy the man who Is able to tako tho measure of his worries and troubles and vnluo them for what they arc! Happy, thrice happy. Is the man who can present to their attacks the Im penetrable armor of serenity! Ills years shall be long and full of chnrity. His head shall bo In the sunshine, and there shall bo no shadow about his feet. Old men will fol low him, and little children shall be his companions. At lanta Constitution. FIGURE IN FORTY YEARS. basis of sixty hours per week, nnd up wards, to 'a maximum limit of fifty throe hours per week, with nniplo pny for overtime. Child labor has been totally abolished lu thoso Industries where it hud long been most flagrant, nnd In the fow Instances where It yet remains It Is doomed to nn early denth so unremitting Is tho war now being waged ngalnst It. Along with theso have como radlcnl Military Improve ments, Inrger nnd better ventilated shops, nnd, not least Important, n gen erous ami well-regulated allotment of holidays and half-holidays. The Inter relationship of employer nnd employo has been reduced to a complex system of rules and agreements mutually binding nnd reciprocally effectlvo, which the millionaire proprietor can not disregard with less Impunity than may tho young girl toller In his shop or mill. From Trades Unions In Petti coats, in Leslie's Monthly. Boys fall to rcallzo that somo day they will know as llttlo as their par ents. Too many men spend their money before they get It WHY SHE WAS UNPOPULAR, Neluhhora Could Not Stood Her Mo nopoljr of Ilia of liUtcuce, "What Is the reason Mrs. l.nwton, with all her god points, Is so unpopu lar?" asked the summer tannler of her aunt, Miss Euphemla Hoggs. "I'm sure she Is kind-hearted nnd generous, and capable and good uaturcd." "Klie's n monopolist, or thinks alio Is." mapped Miss Hoggs, "and folks don't like It!" "A monopolist?" repeated her nleee. "What do you mean, Aunt Phemy?" "J. moan Just what I any," an lit Miss Hoggs, firmly. "She's a monopolist of diseases and accidents nnd happenings of every kind. Start In to tell her about an nttack of rheumatism you're had, or a sprained wrist, or jour cou sin's diphtheria, or a railroad disaster you've rend about, or how your stove pipe fell apart, or what nn unusual drought they've been having whero your brother lives, and she'll sit on the edge of her chair looking ns If she'd burst, till you stop Tor breath. "Then when you do stop she'll say, 'You en n't tell me anything ntamt rheu matism;' or The doctor mid he never saw a sprain like mine;' or, i guess you'vo never heard how I hung be twixt life nnd death for weeks with diphtheria;' or, 'No railroad accident sounds like much to mo nfter what I passed through lu Ohio when the bridge broke;' or, i haven t got nny thing to hvirn about what stovepipes can do nfter my experience two years ngo;' or, 'I presume It's slipped your mind that I was In California at the time of that terrible drought, the worst that's ever been known." " "And does she make up stories," nsked Miss Eupmehln's niece lu nninze ment, "stories to lit nil such limes?" "Make 'em up," said Miss Hoggs, testily: "she don't have to make 'em up. That s what Irritates folks no, everything she says is true. And you tnke a town like this, about all we've got to be proud of Is what happens to us!" At tlm Pnttl Hlngln'. I'vt been to hear the Pattl an' It sln'l for my ferglttln'! n' the prices they wus Jest ss liliih si whar this chnp win sltllu'! rh music sorter furrlu" like It sound ed fur away To a feller used to "Dixie," u" "Darllti' Nelly dray." I rouklii't understand It, from my high surveyln' bench Thnt hlfnliitin' cliolr, vthsr the fiddles piayeu in reucn, An' planners talked Italian, Jest as lira I.. .. .,,,,1.1 i. Au' the big bass fiddle bellow rd storms o' litrmnu up to inei They tiling tliem furrlu languages to keerlessly nlHiut, Old Webster's Dictionary must hare gone n-llnuiln out. Au' Jest retired from business before tin show n-ui through, An' the old-time blue-bnck Speller must have frit auiailu thiol I nudged tin feller next tile he come from Hllmllo Town "When von think they'll lng 'Dsn Turk er' an' 'Blue-Eyed Sally Broun?' An' 'Down In Old Vlrglnny,' au' 'Whnr tha Cotton Orowa?' Ain't they goln' to give us 'Dltle?' nn' ha said: "I.ord otily knows!" But Jest about that mlnuU I nui took to dais gone liy. An' I snld: "They're glltlu' In It!- they're 'Cumin Through the Bye!' " An' the way that woman sung It! . . . sure, soma angel lost a tone Of his voire 'twin earth an' heaven, au' he made It all her unu! 'Beared like I "in tha meadows of for ty year ago, Whar tha gray-winged doves flew over, nn' the daisies foamed like snow! The fur-olt hells win rlugln' In the twl light llngerln' late. An' I besnl my sweetheart slngln', an' I kissed her nt the gate: O, they trotted out the old songs, that never y It wus old I They shook the Mnytlino blossoms down lest all yer arms could hold! The bees browsed In them blossoms the Inrka win linrln' fun. An the maple lenves a-lniigliln', streak ed with silver, lu the aunl I clapped my hnn's, an' henrd my heart ay. Let the music roll! I felt like "Hallelula" wus n-llghtln' up my soul! An' my comrade says, n-slghln' "That's wect as honeycomb! Come on! My eyes nlr mlstln'; She't alngln 'Home, Sweet Home! Frank L. Stanton. A Drcas Goode Countnr l-'plaodn. She was a tailor-made young lady of twenty years, who Bat nt tho silk counter with a bit of taffeta in her dainty fingers. "Have you some of this snme tnf fctn?" she asked the clerk. "It was bought here, and I want to look nt something off the snmo piece." Patiently the clerk pulled down bolt after bolt of taffeta, aud nfter ten minutes' searching ho found tho bolt desired. Sho looked nt it carefully whllo tho clerk Inquired: "How many yards, pleaso?" "Oh, I don't want nny," alio said sweotly. I mndo n wagor with Muo Brown that this tnffctn hud n red selvedge, nnd she bet It wns a green selvedge. I sco It's red, nnd I'm awful ly obliged to you, and Mae Brown will hnvo to pny tno-n box of candy. Patiently tho clerk restored his silks to tho shelves, and regretted the heavy penalty of homicide. A Shortage, of Power. It had already grown qulto dark and thero was something wrong with tho electrical apparatus In tho hotel. "Whnt's tho matter here, anyway?" nsked n man of tho hotel clork. "Won't you plenso glvo us somo light?" "I'd be very glad to accommodate you, sir," replied tho clerk, "If I only had the power." No Ultimo for It. Ho Do you mean to sny you haven't been lu church nt all during Lent? She Tho Idea of such n thing! There nro no weddings during Lent Philadelphia Press. Fortunate Is tho mnn who can for get that ho Is married long enough to look pleasant when he lu having hlc photograph taken. t BOSTON llCANS IN LONDON. 2 I Ia&AAA ZZZZ7 it,,., mli.lit tinrmindo nil 1 1 tt I III II Hint a Digger Indian could learn tu cook spaghetti, and one might convince n ii,iii,iiiiini iimi it does nut need an orb enlnl chef to prepnio chop suey, but no one will ever iiiiiko n uin ii.., Mini henna enn be properly bilked outside of New lCnglniid, or nt least by nuybody but a New ICiiKlnnder. Thnt conviction will probably strength en when Enstornrr review n recent pltlnbln nttempt to Impart the secret of "Boston beans" to the peoplu of the mother country. Tho recipe for the delectable dish Is found In tbo housewives' column of Pearson's Weekly, n lAindon publlcn iimi "Honk half n tilnt of small hari cot beans over night," It directs, "drnln next morning, t over wltli Honing wui. er, nnd eoolt slowly for nbout two hours. To test If they nre dime, (nku up ono or two on n spoon, blow nil them, nnd If they nre ilono III" skills ernrk. "Drain the ta'iins when cooked,' ii,,, r.-.-hio L-m-s on blithely, "(urn Into n deep blltteled dish, ndd n tnblespooll. fill of finely chopped onion ns wen n snlt, pepper nnd half n pint of loiimlo pulp, finer closely nnd bnko III n slow oven for four hours. "Aliout a quarter of nu hour befuto. serving, remove tho lid nnd put In mi ounce of liutlrr. Serve III tho pot III which the henna were cookejl." Haricot lienns, sonked nnd pnrtailled to the vanishing point, but linked only four hours nnd without pork, nt thnt! This Is bnd enough, but the loyal New Englnnder will moat lilllcriy resent lli.i In.liiiintloll that half a Hint would Milllco It "Boston henna" wero really In question. Pnul Kourgct um not irniii. verv deenlv Into the domestic in stitutions of this country, but even ho learned better than thnt "At Mnrblehead." Bourget wrote III aurles of random iottlligs nrllllcd III n Paris newspaper, "a curious enslern essel called n benns it. It anil simi lar lioltiir used. 1 am Informed, to pre pare thn Sunday brenkfnst of families; capacity of tho beans pot, nooni two gallons." 8TARVE0 UY TA8TINQ lUilcnrea Who Lite to Ital, Yet Barely r l'.at llnouull lo 1.1 e. There nre many peoplu who make a living by hnvlng a cultivated palate. Their sense of taste Is such that by. exercising It they enn bo nssurcd of n big yearly Income, snys nn exchange. In every largo wlliedenllng estab lishment thero la a wlun tnster. Who never awnllows wine, but whose busi ness It Is to tnste samples of nil Winn nnd divide upon thrlr quality. Hit enn tell when n wine Is rendy to Imj put on the market and Just what Its gmde Is. Hut the most curious branch of the testing profession Is one which tins lately become n paying business for women In I'nrls. There several wont en enru good salaries by driving from one liuusa to another Just ta-fore din ner Is ready to serve nnd tnstlng tha various dishes which the cook bus pre pared. They tnste, they criticise, they rec ommend addition of some Itnvorlng or seasoning nnd then rush nway In their carriages to the house of the next cus tomer. They are called dinner tnstcrs and a pnrt of their duty Is to suggest Im provements In the manner of prepar ing dishes. This business of dinner tnstlng Is said to Is) one which cannot bo fol lowed for nny length of ttmo without Intervals of rest, for, paradoxical ns It may seem, a dinner tnster, If she kept continually nt her trade, would be In danger of starving to death. Ot course, tho taster never rats of the food she pxnmlnra, but merely tastes It, nnd this continual lusting of so many different kinds of food gives her a disgust for food of nil kinds, ao that It Is with the greatest difficulty alio can bring heraolf tn rat a square meal. So once In a whllo the dinner tatter has to take a mouth off, but sho gots excellent pay while she works, nnd ran afford to loaf nt least one-third of tho time and eat something. Ilia Wlln. All his life long Darwin thought of others before he thought of himself. His nature was deeply nffectlonntu, nnd ho wns made for kindness. Ills was not a perfect character; by his own confession ho was vain, passlonato ami even quarrelsome ns a Ind. Hut his heart was lnrgo nnd kind. Gentleness wns characteristic of liliu nlwnys. lie was n truo friend, n loyal lover and husband nnd a most loving father. Many years after his marriage, in a document wrltton for his children, Darwin paid his wife a sweet and man ly tribute. "Vou all know your mother," ha wrote, "and what a good mother alio tins over been to all of you. She has been my greatest blessing, and I can declare that In my whole life I havo never heard hor utter ono word I would rather have been unsaid. Sho has never failed In kindest sympathy toward me, and has borne ,wlth tho utmost pttleuca my frequent com plaints of III health and discomfort "I do not believe sho has ever missed an opportunity of doing a kind action ta any one near her. I marvel nt my good fortuno that she, so Infinitely my superior In every moral quality, con. Rented to bo my wife. Sho has been my wise adviser and cheerful com forter throughout life, which without her would havo been, during a very long period, a miserable ono from til health. She has earned tho lore of every soul near her." The Hanalbln Mulo. "Dat olo mulo-sho' hcz got good boss Benso," said Brother Williams. "What ho been doln' now?" "Ho been a-runnln' nway. Ylstlihly, w'en do sun como out ho heerd n mockln'-blrd n-slngln' en glvo ono look in do trectop, ter mnko sho', en den galloped ter do woods, whar spring plowln' will novcr ketch hi ml" Atlan ta Constitution. . Fish mako excellent brain food nnd those that get away mako mouumenlul llara.