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Prayvr tor Sulcld.
On All Sou.ta rxy rry Rood Cth
He ro to som eutry to lay
lowers oa tb tnTa of krJ ones.
Ovinit to th number f iuScWm by
hv"(n tit th Fwnub there are
aaay d4 to vhtva this rit car.no
pM. aol U honor of thes
tow h in -renKny h fcen hc-H In
Fu1psi Several thousand rrsons
valked in solemn, prowssion to th
Vk of th Danube by th Frs
Xer bridsr. and it wrth mstie of
fea.tier sunk in te water. h:!e
th attendants uncovered their h!is
and said prayer. On on side of th
vrealh th words were embossed
-For th salvation of those who di
In th rnub. and on th other sid"
not take this out, but "favi- it
In th ter. A layman then sve
an addrss. in which he vto!U-t 5e
irtw of tuany of those wo
been drirrn to sS-?d.v "
mned th rhuroh for re.s5"sr
blesstas to tk5r bodies
A fisherman from Montauk Point
was tellinft his friends of catching a
hug dogfish that had a most abnor
mal skull . Th angler operated on his
tgly and worthies catch, and fouu
in th skull all that was left of a
once strong rubber band Evidently
when tfcat big dogfUh was little some
angler ho had rigged up for cod or
other bottom Ash had caught the dog
around its ;l!s and turned it loose,
xpwt'ns ll-e tortured thing to die.
That recalled the story of how some
nscrmcn ro so gentle and humane
as tr rulirg arg'-er treat the poor
but restiJerc;! dogfishes when they
are caught GeneraUy there is an
ni;ty beT bott3e handy, and this Is
t'ght'y ro-t" ard tied to the tail of
the fish, which is thrown back into
the ?c"! ! sres to the bottom, of
course, but e sesJy pull of that air
fiiled bott'e finally proves too much
tor its s'rtayA. and it comes wig
gling up. a;l Srst. on!y to go down
again and repeat the performance un
til the wre'ered thing dies. FTe-
acntiy. hf there is no beer bottle
to be had. a piece of wood will do Just
as ell. or Just as ill.
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LOIS CO- 137 So-ta IStk.
The Little j
I Marcy i
By M. J. Phillip
tCcevncht. Wit, hr Asncuu4 luMraty tract
The little Marcy!-
John Burden smiled as he said ifc
to himself. Geraldin Marcy sue
cumbins to the craxe and buying
Christmas presents! He had sup-;
posed her almost as immune to such
frailties as himself; but there was no
question that she had succumbed. j
Abrahams great store had eu-
gxured lninaen, drawn mm in ana ,
tossed him about among the bowiV ;
derins aisles with thousands of "
others like a chip in a whirlpool. He
tad come in search of his particn'.r.r
brand of drawing pencil. Presently
he found himself drifting past the
handkerchief counter, where the car
rer.t ot eager women shoppers fairly
There he had seen the familiar
little tr-ilormade figure, and his heart
gave a throb of recognition. He had
passed close to her had almost
brushed her shoulder as he struggled
to free himself from the entangle
ment of women. She had just com
pieted her purchase. It was a heart
shaped box of handkerchiefs, the
cover decorated with sprigs of holly.
The clerk was handing her a card
for the address a Christmas card
which would inevitably be recognized
as coming from the store of the
canny Abrahams, sixce oae corner
had been cut off.
Burden worked his way to the exit
and out into the crisp winter air,
Just fading into dusk. "The Little
Marcy!" he repeated again. He could
not reconcile the Christmas frivoling
with her daily air at dinner among
the babbling, cheery actor-folk that
made up, with the exception of Miss
Marcy and himself, their boarding
She would sit there like a weary
princess, engrossed in her own
thoughts, the piquant little face
masked by indifference. Occasional-
' ly the childish bickerings or equally
j childish display of vanity of the
I actor-folk tr-ught a flicker of
' mischievous mirth to her eyes. When
; Burden surprised that look he won
dered whether he really understood
: the girl after all.
Burden loitered in the streets for a
time before going home to dinner.
'! day crowds. There was snow under
foot, acd an occasional Cake was
i C-atlng down. He had never seen
1 so many smiling faces in the city
before. He found himself smiling,
tco. and feeling vaguely excited.
I though be expected neither to buy
j nor to receive any presents.
rivery one was in high spirits at
I ; liner. The actor-folk had been
! tv. rough a matinee and were soon to
! Irurry back for the evening perforni
1 cues, but they babbled constantly of
: the Christmas tree which was to be
set up in the dining-room "after the
ehow." Even Miss Marcy had a
1 liht in her indifferent eyes, and a
i delicate color in her cheeks. Burden
j realized with a start that when she
locked like that she was pretty.
' He did not feel in the mood to go
o'.:t. so he retired to his room with
a book. But in half an hour the j
j Landlady came knocking. She de
macded his help to set up the tree,
; decorate it, and arrange the various
! presents. "Well surprise them poor
( things." she said, with more kindli-
Bess than grammar; "they'll be all
tired out when they come in. and it's
' quite a task to dress a tree.
o they set up the tree, decorated
It with candles and geegaws and
j started to arrange the packages. The
I s'sbt of a familiar one attracted his
; attention. It was a light, heart-
; sraped box. decorated with spngs of
i holly. The card on It a card with.
( one corner lopped off bore these
j words: I o Miss Geraldine Marcy,
with best wishes for a merry Christ-
Burden excused himself abruptly.
Donning hat and coat he went out
Into the street So she had to buy
her own Christmas presents. No
friends to send her trinkets; no joy
ous looking forward to the holiday
season! In the glow of pity for her
loneliness he quite forgot that he
was similarly situated, and that there
' built with came from selling dried
He came to a resolution swiftly. It aDPles-"
was to buy "the little Marcy" every , 1 WPP" ttf accounts for Its ba
thing which a young man can witb jinS such a 8weU affiur-
.ipriety bur for a young
who Is almost a total stranger and
who passed him oa the stairs or en
countered him at dinner with the
briefest and most formal of saluta
tions. First, there were Sowers. He pur
: chased a prodigal box of them. Next
candy, plenty of candy, for did not
i ".J. "..v. .n.vu.-.
Jt l! x..- V. r:i
,;Pla.ved on the boani.ns house p.ano.
He invested m half a doxen popular j
org of varying dereea of inanity
and tunefulness. And, last of all. he ,
bought a book. , ',
j Ah. that book! It was a volume ot
i .love and dreams and longings in j
verse, tie rememoerea it. irem nia -s
childhood days. He had wanted to i
assess a copy, out never aarea to .
cvy it, because it seemed incongro-
cus for a man to care for poetry liko j
hat. Yesterday it would have seemed
icccngruous for Miss Marcy even.
But in tbo light of that box of hand-
plves. -the little Marcy would
like that book, he felt.
The tired actors and actresses came
trooping home. They whooped with
celight at sight of the blazing tree
.'.sd the heap of presents. Wraps were
tossed aside, Billy Cummins, the
comedian, by reason of age and au
thority, assumed the role of Santa
Claus Never did he play a part mora
.unctuously or sympathetically.
Burden watched the door furtively
until Geraldine Marcy came in, head
held high, the unwonted color still in
her cheeks. There was a little touch
of defiance in her manner to receive
.the box of handkerchiefs. Burden
was afraid she would leave then, but
she was a plucky little thing. She
,sat down, determined to stay until
When her name was called again, a
few minutes later, only Burden noted
the start of surprise. When the great
box of flowers was placed in her arms
by the courtly Billy, there was a little
clatter of applause. The actors, keen
of perception where sentiment is con
cerned, saw something out of the
ordinary in the glance of misty bril
liancy she turned swiftly on Burden.
As for that young man, his heart
bumped suffocatingly for a second or
two. How did she know so quickly
and so surely it was he who remem
bered her? How pretty she was!
They encountered each other in the
hall when it was all over, and went
up the stairs together. With an
absurd sense of elation Burden was
carrying another copy of the book
he had bought for Miss Marcy. It
had been a wonderful evening and
that was not the least wonderful fea
ture of it that she should not only
have known, and loved the book, but
guessed unerringly that he knew and
loved it, too.
At the first landing she paused and
faced him. opposite her own door. So
changed was she by the clear flush in
her cheeks and the happy light in her
eyes that Burden wondered. He tried
to recall and could not how she had
looked in that mask of scornful,
weary indifference, which was but
lonesomeness after alL Now she was
bright with the gayety which is girl
hood's heritage and very lovable.
T cant thank yon." she began:
"you have made this my happiest
Christmas in years. I have been
alone so long. I left the old home
when my parents died and came to
the city and I've been among stran- j
gers ever since. And these " She
gazed down on the armful of his j
"It was nothing coining. said
Burden, hurriedly. ""You've thought
of me- This book, now Tve always
wanted it, and I couldnt bring my
self to buy it." Ttere was a pause,
awkward on Burden's part. Then he
stumbled on. "By the way, I believe
in giving one's self a treat on Christ
mas. I have tickets for The Buc
caneer tomorrow right or rather,
tonight. Would you care to go?"
Miss Marcy did not speak; but she
nodded, while her eyes overflowed.
With, a sudden impulsive gesture she
hugged his gifts to her breast and
smiled through her tears at him.
"The little Marcy!" whispered Bur
den to himself, tenderly,' as he went"
up the stairs. His heart was singing.
A Hymn Answered.
"Living on a street where there are
two churches need not make a man
sad," observed a Yonkers commuter to
a Manhattan friend. T live in Morris
street between and within a dozen
rods of the Central Methodist church
and St. Andrew's Memorial church.
One eveEing last summer I was sitting
cn the porch, with my family. It was
prayer meeting night, and there be
gan to float out of the open windows
of Central church, the song "Will There
He Any Stars in My Crown? The
v.orshippers were singing it right
All at nnm tliAt-A mmn a Rinir from
: st. Andrew's church. X6, Not One;
; xo. Not One, ran its chorus. If the
musicians had timed those pieces they.
j could not have bettered the effect, as.
,his combination continued to ring
: out: "Will There Be Any Stars in Mj
; Crown? "No, Xot One; No, Not One.',
, They were fine hymns, but their soW
. enmity was lost on. my family and mo
j forever." -
"You said you were not a candi-'
Yes, replied the statesman. la.
rather take a chance on being con
tradicted in that form of assertion.
"The money that fine house
SANTS OF BRITTANY
'HIU"- Share With Vau Gnu-
tents ot Cupboard and Will
Not Ask for Pay.
I f Ail iwuiaj rn.it larasjuiis carry mesr ;
.own knives; and as for forks, they;
nl us ror mem. ueorge wnar-
oa Edwards tells, in -Brittany and'
the Bretons. of a Tlsit to an inn
he h ffiet wUh the prOTerbial
An M woman sat
at the fireside, busi!v tuning at a!
Jersey of blue wool, and three men sat
t a tab!e p,viDS EOme sort of a.ilo
The men gave no apparent heed to
-Oiir ntrai-e tint T Vyi v vert hi. t
-jcs discussed in tlieir patois.
w asked for bread bnner and a I
pitckeP cf ,-15 w-s fortb. .
jm but BO kmves were brouctt. i
;Xoticg OI!r predicament, the three
raen -t once nrodnrp1 their knives. !
w,plns thPm carefully and
considerately on their coat sleeves.
they opened and proffered them to us.
"And now, madame, said I, "what
shall I pay you?"
; "Five sous for the cider, m'sieur.
There is no charge for the bread, for
'is not that the gift of bon Dieu?"
Thus it is throughout this strange
.land of Brittany. One may travel
;from end to end away from the largo
jetties, and every wcere meet with the
same hospitality. The peasant will
willingly share with you what he has
in the cupboard, and will not ask for
I left an offering of silver upon the
window sill among the balls of wool
TRADE IN WOODEN SHOES
Scarcity of Willow Wood Has Stead
ied Market, Which Was Unsettled
Last year was unfavorable to the
wooden shoe manufacturers in Hol
land owing to the keen competition
of the Belgians and a decided over
production here. This year's pros
pects are" somewhat brighter.
The scarcity of willow wood, from
which those shoes were formerly
made, has caused' the market to
steady up a little. Poplar and some
Russian woods are also being used
more extensively than heretofore.
The cost of the wod from which
the shoes are made Is about $6 per
cubic meter, out of which 100 pairs of
ordinary size can be made. The
wholesale price of these shoes is 13
cents. One workman is able to make
12 to 15 pairs in a day, from which it
can be inferred how narrow is the
margin of profit in the industry.
Relatively few wooden shoes are
produced by machinery for export.
bnt T1 thls racoon all the wood-
en shoes are made by hand in Hol
land. About twenty . different tools
are required In the operation. A year
or so ago several German capitalists
started factories in this country to
make wooden shoes by machinery, but
failed. Machine-made Ehoes, it is
said, are not well finished, and some
handwork is always necessary to
make them satisfactory.
Wanted by McGraw.
Stone throwing by children Is not
as common now as wben the automo
bile was a novelty, but it still exists.
A big limousine, occupied by a well
known theatrical man and his wife.
was running slowly down Riverside
l.nve, .cw lork. a few days ago
when a good sized rock, thrown by a
boy not more than three years old,
crashed through one of "the windows.
The chauffeur stopped the car and
caught the youngster, who made no
attempt to escape. The matter was
referred to a policeman by the Irate
"What do yea want me to do?" ask
ed the representative of law and or
der. "Arrest this little lad?"
"Something ought to happen to
Mm," protested the owner.
"Aw, well, he's only a kid. Ye cant
do much," counselled the policeman.
"Suppose, now. ye take him and turn
him over to McGraw. He's looking
for this kind of talent."
83 and 73 on a Lark.
Mr. and Mrs. James Stead Biddell
came into New York from their hon.0
in Passaic N. yesterday to cele
brate the fifty-fourth anniversary of
"We always go for a lark on our
wedding anniversary." laughed Mr.
Biddell in their heme last night."
"We've never missed it,"
Mrs. Biddell stood close to her hus
band and it was plain they were still
sweethearts. As he talked she took
"We've always been happy," he said.
"We never had a single quarrel."
Then they laughed.
Mr. Biddell is eighty-three and his
wife seventy-five. They were married
in Flushing. L. L, but moved to Pas
saic half a century ago, when it was
a small village. They look much
younger than they are. He retired
from business 16 years ago. New
Defects That Cause Failure.
"Failures which a man makes in
his life are due almost always to
some defect in his personality, some
weakness of body, mind or character,
will or temperament. The only way
overcome these failings is to build
up his personality from within. It is
caly those efforts the man himself
puts forth that can really help him."
John D. Rockefeller.
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