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AS YE WOULD.
If I should see
brother languishing in sore diatreiw.
And I should turn and leave biai com
fortless When I mitfbt be
A mew tiger of hope and happiness,
flow could I ink to bate what I denied
lu my own hour of bitterness supplied?
If I mif.-lit.Bing
A little sod to cheer a fainting heart.
And I should seal my lipn and ait apart
When 1 might bring
A bit of aunshine for life'a ache aud
How could I hope to bare my grief re
liered If 1 kept aileot when my brother frieved?
And ao I know
That day la lost wherein I fait to leud
A helping hand to tome wayfaring
Bat if It abow
A harden lightened by the cheer I send,
Then do I hold the golden norm well
.And lay me down to aleep in aeet con-
A STROKE OF LUCK.
DEACON WADE wa boeing In
the garden, close by the road, on
the morning when the Idea came
dim that It would be a good plan for
i! n to get married again.
The way In wblcb the Idea came to
t'.ni wan thin: Just as he reached the
end of the row nearest the road, some
one said: "Good morning, Deacon
Wade," In a voice that made uiui think
of blackbird and bobolinks and he
looked up, to see Kboda Mason smiling
over the fence at bin).
"Good morning, good morning," re
sponded the deacon, delightedly.
"Beautiful morning, isn't It?"
"Charming," answered Khoda.
'lion's Sire. Wheeloek? Well, I Mip
-She's gune over to her son's again."
tuswered the deacon. "She went yes
;erday some of the children sick. 1 be
lieve so Hob and I are keeping house
alone. I'm getting about sired of it.
urn! so's Bob. lie was telling rue, this
morning, that he thought it would be a
good idea for one of us ro hunt up a
housekeeper; and I don't know- but
he was right."
Pretty Khoda's face got as rosy as
the blocsonis on the damask rune-bush
by rhe gale. The deacon wondered
why he had never noticed how pretty
i:e was before. .
"1 see you've got a tine (Top of straw
berries." said bola, pretending to be
greatly interested in the long rows of
ripening fruit. "Ours are a failure this
J' ear. Mother said she didn't believe
we'd have enough for a shortcake."
"! v::!-.t to know'" exclaimed the dea
tot.. "That's too bad, I declare. Wc:ii
Uic more than v. e cau use, and I'!!
trirg yon over miiu just as soon as
they're ripe enough to pick."
"Thank you, ever so much," respond
ed Citobi. "I know mother'U be glad
to git ihe'u. But I ntut le going, or I
: get back by dinner-time," and
vw-ii her way, leaving the deacon
a new idea in bis head.
'jMike folks would :-ny It was fooi
.r an oid fellow !i;.:r me to marry
img girl like Hlioila." he said to
!!!'. as ho turned ur.ck on the next
i'i sweet corn. "Hut other men,
older than I am, marry young wives;
bo why shouldn't I't We need a good
bousekei'i-er here. It's getting so we
can't depend on Mr. Wheelock. She's
gon ii.ilf tiie time, and we're likely to
Jose he;' :i';o-'e! her, inmost any time.
tf course,- folks 'II say that Hob ought
to get married instead of me; but be
tiea't seem to have any idea of It, aud I
;m't put Hie idea in his head. Ehoda'g
a gtr-it. Oeal younger than I am; but
Bite's a sensible girl, and I'm sure she'd
make a good wife. I wonder why I
never thought of it lcf re?"
The more Che deacon ti.oneht of It the
more in earnest be g t. O.i Saturday
h pl' ked a basket of luscious straw
berries, and that afternoon he took
them over to th Mason homestead.
"I declare. If I ain't rather excited,"
said the deacon, as he mured HUoda's
borne, and f "It his heart bearing quick
find bard. "I thought I'd got over that
years ago. If I feci this way no-.v,
bow'H I feel when I get there? Of
course. I'm not going to propose to ber
rigbt away. I'll just kind o' Mm at
matters and things, enough to set her
to thinking. "Tain't l-st to be In too
great a hurry about such things." '
Rhoda wan sluing on the front porch,
shelling peas. I'retty as she had looked
Lhat morning in the roadside, she looked
far prettier to-day, the deacon thought
"O, you've brought Hio-se berries you
promised nsi haven't you?" cried
Rboda. "It's so kind of you; Mother
was delighted when'.' I Jtold her what
you were going to do. I'm o sotTy she
Isn't at home thin afternoon. She went
to caji on Mrs. Perkins she's alck, you
know. But come In and sit down, and
maybe ahe'll be beck before you go.
I hope she will, for I know she'll oe
real disappointed to mlstt your visit."
"O. that' nothing," a!d the deacon.
"I I can come over again, you know."
"I wlah 70a would," Mid Kboda.
"Mother wan aaying that you weren't
very neighborly. She didn't remember
when you'd been here."
"II want to tee your mother and
have "a good, long talk with ber about
boat an Man I've got," amid the deacon,
by-and-by. "She know how mocfe we
need a aooaekeeper, and I alwayi
tboogbt bar a very aenalble woman,
and I'm tore abe'd think Joat aa I do
Kboatr-aboot tbla Idea of mine. At
leaet, 1 hope no. I anppoae -abe'd faal
abla to carry oa the honaework aa a
plaee like tta alone, wouldn't etteT
be aaew atvaag and healthy aa ever."
"O, yea, wther'd manage that all
fagftt," aanvarcd Rboda. "She often
taSa- ataaa faart aaad any af ay help."
tM fat the klea, plata eaoaali,"
Cjarhl the "aeon. In great delight, aa
toU aaM anat. ' I'm gettiag along
apleielidly. Sue' the BJt eullle
g-irl 1 r mw, I wonKer how much
farther I Im-Uit go now? Mayle I'd txtf
ter wait, Jmt an I'd made up my mind
to. ia' give her time to talk It over with
her mother before I come right out itu
the question. I will," and it was well
that he came to thia decbdon, aud ad
hered to It, as he conjratnlated himself
a few days later.
The deacon might hav maid nnrll
Mrs. Masoa'a return, but a young girl
friend of Rhoda'a came, and that put
an end to his visit.
"You can talk wirb your mother and
see what she thinks about what I've
been saying," be said, as he took his
deiarture. "Let rue know the first
chance you have."
The next Wednesday evening Robert
Wade was away from borne. About 1
o'clock hia fa the heard him come In.
"I wouldn't wonder If Kob'a got an
Idea of sparking somebody," thought
the deacon. "Maybe it's like the
measles when it get into the family,
they all have it," and be chuckled to
think his son might have caught the
disease from him. "Well, Rob's a good
boy, and I hope he'll do aa well in get
ting a wife h I shall. If 1 get Rhoda
The next morning Rob looked very
wise as he sat down to breakfast op
posite his father.
"I've got a tuetisage for you." he said,
by-and-by, when the houwkejer had
left the rootu. "I was over to the Ma
son place, aud when I came away
Rhoda told me to tell vou that If tou
wanted to know what her m.rther
thought atiout your bouifkeping id-a
you'd Ix-tter come ohh- and ialk with
ucr aooui ;t. 1 was quite surpr.seo to
. . .. . , . ,, ,
find ont you d got matrimonial ideas in
vonr tie-id t.ut i iihi tv f ti... i
think the plan a most sen-ible one.
Mrs. Mason would make you a tip-top
housekeojier, aud if you'll take the
mother, I'll take the daughter. Indeed,
I've made an arrangement to that ef
fect. Rhoda and I came u a satisfac
tory understanding last D-'gut." It was
well for the deacon that the hotit-e-kecper
came in Just at this Juncture.
Hob went out. and he betook himself to
his room to collect his licwildensl
"I begin to understand rt." be told
him.4i.df, by-and-bv. "I've come dresid-
fully near making a fool of myself. I
guens I did make a fsi of myself, all
right enough: but what I mean is, I
came dreadfully near getting caught
at it. But, by the greatest stroke of
luck that ever happened to me. I have
11H I.OOKfclO UP AND SAW RHODA MASON SMILING
n't been caught. I see how It la. Rob's j
going to marry Rhoda, and be' been
sparking ber all along, and the girl
thought I knew It, and she thinn. It
was her mother I had In view for a
housekeeper. And, as luck would have
it, I didn't say anything that'll give me
away. If If I carry out the d wept Ion
and marry Rhoda's mother. If I don't
they'll mistrust something. It seems
as If fate hud something to do with it.
I never thought of such a thing, but
I'm forced right Into it, so to speak. I
can't help myself. And. come to think
of 1t, It's the proper thing to do. It
would have been a foolish thing for an
old man like me to marry a young girl
like Rhoda. Ain't It lucky, now, that
I didn't say any more that day? I
topped Just at the right time and
place. It seems she's told her mother
what I said, and I'm to come over and
talk with her about It. I will."
When Deacon Wade made up his
mind to anything he was prompt to act.
Saturday afternoon saw him setting out
for the Mason homestead with an
other banket of strawberries. The
widow was at home this time, and wel
comed him with a blush that made her
look almost as pretty aa ber daughter.
"Take a seat out on the porch, deacon,
where It's cool," said the widow, "And
I'll alt here and hull the berries while
we vlaJt. Rob's coming over, by-and-by,
kboda said, and both of you must
etay to tea. I remember bow fond yon
naed to he of shortcake, and we'll have
one that'll make yon think of old
"RolHTt," said the dicon, aa bi aen
came up the path, about S o'clock, "I
want to exchange congratulations with
yon. Te've got the promise of the
daughter and I've got the protnlae of
tbe mother. I tblnk both of n deserve
congratulatloae. We're In luck, my
"hut' aUitii die way I look at it,"
said Kolierr, giving the blusiiitig .Irs.
Mason a rousing kins. Just then
It 1 1 l:t a.n-;ireil on the si-ene to an
nounce that tea was watting, ami the
deacon Mcppil up to ber and kissed her
in a tno! latlierly manner, and then put
ner hand in Rolwtn's, and aid: "BU.
you. my children," in approved
"Hut wasn't I lucky, though, to get
off so easy," be said to himself, more
than once jifter that, as be thought over
his narrow escape. "It makes me
shiver to think how near 1 came to
Iieiug found out for an old fool. But,
by the great'tst stroke of luck I ever
had, I come out of the scrape all rigai.
and got Just the kind of a wife that I
ought to have. I shall always buLeve
in luck after thlti'' New York Ledger.
j A l'e fur K.n lish Hparrows.
i The crusade against the killing of out
song-birds cannot but rei-cive the iti
I dnrscmetit of eery rlght-lu'.udel worn
I an. We are all ready to Join AuduUiii
j societies, and to beip In every way to
keep our foreMs pHp!ed with iKauiy
i a ixl tuneful with song. Hut thre Is 8
! little rowdy fellow beyotid the pale o
'our syuitthies-that wicked little
j fighter, the iCnglinb siirrow. Iutivid
I ually he Is barmUt enough, but eollcc
I tlvely he is capable of the greatest nus
i chiefs. Tb t-xlei iiiiuation of our soug
ibirdi Is apparently the chief aim of
! his MlMcwe, cau u-ver forg:e
mn our wra,u
i mottled l aus.- of b: one redeem-
1 . . . . . , . l ; .. . . 1 1.1
H nt-he is g.s.d j p,e. lour tun ,
' twenty" of him ould reproduce that
'il, .,1; ,,f ",...1 1 he in e,n 'i nt 1 v !
; "'f anus of n-ea I..-U lie ,e .ou..iuti.v f
I ki'.i! in our uarkets. and poised by,
; p'trehasern In the final act of disposing ;
of him. So let us etijoy sparrow pie
a in! out of w-uson, since w e may do iji
without a moral twinge, and liubs-d
feel that we are do.ng society a servicf. ;
Woman's Home Coiiipaulou.
The History of Tailoring '
At a dinner of (tie Tailor's Society ,
in London Mr. Skinner,-of Glasgow,!
graphically tnn-i.f the development of j
(the tailor's art from primeval times, t
when they stitched fig leaves together, ;
t'ntii the present day. when the anxl- !
ety of so many Is "wherewithal shall
I he clothed." He said the iutroduc- i
tion of the sewing machine marked a i
new era in tne nrr oi tailoring, in i i,w
one Welsenthal invented a double-polnt-
I needle with an eve In the middle.
From this small beginning progresa
was made, until In 18IM) H. Thluionler
patented a sewing machine In Paris,
m KU there were eighty of these ma
chines In use for sewing the clothing
of the. French army. But a mob of
furious operatives destroyed these ma
chines. Just us similar mobs had be
fore that day destroyed tbe Jacquard
loom and Ilnrgreaves spinning Jenny.
During tbe revolution of 1H-1H Tbla
tiler was again at work with other ma
chines, capable of making stitches
a minute. But once again tbe mob got
.it them and destroyed them, aud poor
Thiuionier died lu the direst poverty In
the year lsr)7. Before that date, bow
ever, Ellas Howe, of Massachusetts,
had perfected the sewing machine, btit,
meeting with do encouragement In tha
United States, he came to England, and
in 18-10 sold his machine to a merchant
of Cheapslde for IZM. From that time
onward tbe history of the sartorial art
It largely a history of tbe sewing ma
chine. New York Commercial Adver
tiser. Claim l-ong Pedigrees,
In a genealogical way the funnleat
thing on record la that Menellk, Negua
of Abyssinia, Insists on bla descent In a
straight line from Holomon and tbe
renowned Queen of Sheba. If thia
should be questioned tbe auguat Ne
gus would have your bead cot off, or If
you hinted that there waa a bar alnlatai
somewhere you might be Impaled.
There la, however, a noble family la
. rarce, the Count of Noe, who
on their blaaon tbe Ark and tha
adventurous voyager, Noah, and they
claim that veteran aeamaa aa realty
their remote anceator. . '
If you think yon are aoMd la
try giving a party wtatowt rafreah
'- Tic ,r . .
Cements of arious kinds should be
kept lu readiness for accidents. Tue
following cannot be exi-elled. For a
china cement take the curd of m!!k.
dried and imdend. In ounces; ijiiict
lilne. 1 ounce; camphor, 'J. dratiis. Mil
and keep) in a closely stopped Ujttle.
For Us- mix a little with water Into
a paste ami apply quickly. A Rtror.f
solution of common isinglass with n
little diiutisl alcohol added makes an
excellent cement for leather. For glass
ware, mix live parts gelatine with o;ie
part of a solution of acid clnoinate of
lime, Cmer the broken edges. Join tie
gel !ht and c.poe to the sunlight. W II
with-iand boiling water. For mem!
ing china, glass or wood, take ' .-t pound
best white glue. , pound dry white
lead, iut soft water. pint ahoao!
Put titst into a dish, and the dUb in:o
boiling water: let ImhI until dis.-olved.
then add t hi' alcohol nnd boil again ,ni
til well lui-MMl and add a little camphor.
Makes articles as strong as new.
1 hi- t'U -lis K'ltivcf.
In the kitchen of the large restaur.mf
'he lalsr sa cii-g devices are every day
liccoiipii'j; iiiore con, in. in. One of the
recent patterns of knife and for
' ea U) tig little li lies i m idu II here, the
y H K AM I l lil A IX.
rollers, which are revolved ley hand,
are made of a special composition rub
ber and are said to put the finish jhiI
Ish on a silver-plated knife without
scratching It in the least. The attach
ment at the end with the grooves lu It
Is for the purpose of readily cleaning
forks and operates in the same man
ner. Graham -Mtifliim.
One and one-half cupful of coarse
graham Hour, one teasssmful of bak
ing powder, one j Hurler of a tea sii
ttll of Kill, one egg, one teasillf ill of
sugar, one labisSMinful of molted but
ter, suthcieiit milk lo make a drop bat-
r. .Mix together to the Hour, salt and
sugar. Beat tliv egg. while and yolk,
together, until very light, add one
quarter of a cupful of milk and stir
into tin- dry mixture. Add the tu.-i:,nl
butter and suMiclent milk to tu;,ke a
medium thick il-op Icitter. and Uat
until air bubble appear over the sur
face. Stir in the baking-powder, iuir
Into well greased muiliii pans, and "bake
In a hot oven about twenty minute.
stnrtinsj I'lant l.uriy.
Make little tioxcs of writing paper,
fill with rich earth and set in a shallow
box or on an oid fnshiotinl tray in a
stintiy window. Sow your soi-ds in
thce little Isixes, and keep just moist
enough not to rot or tear the pajs r of
which the Ikix Is constructed; when the
plants are large enough and the Heath
er penult of M-iilug tl.eiu in the gar
den, bc.i'v Ihix and plant to the right
depth for setting. Your plant will not
! know if has hem moved If you have
iiaructiisi it py setting the trav oiit-
I doors on line days. FaMcu tbe corners
of your pajMT boxes with lieedie and
thread if necessary.
Cream together one cupful of butter
and two cupful of sugar; add two ta
blospooiifuls of vim gar, three eggs
well beaten, one half of a teasisjoiuul
of wsia dissolved in one tablespisjnf ul
of warm water and one-quarter of a
tiitmpoollful of salt. Stir In slllticieut
sifted Hour to make a soft dough, 'I
out on a small floured board, cut Into
any desired shape and bake In a niod
Clot lies turned right side out, care
fully fohh-d and sprinkled, are half
Otilons are great absnrlMMju. They
should Tot be left cut for any lengtti
of time and then used.
A soft corn can lie cured by placing a
tuft of cottou wool, saturated with
olive oil, between the toes and renew
ing H every day. The corn w ill
If a small hook Is screwed on the
utxier side of tbe dlulikg table at each
corner and loops sewed on the corner
of the felt undercloth, It will be found
a convenient means of adjusting its
length when the table needs to be msoe
DM you ever suffer torment from a
shoe tight In one spot? Here te a rem
edy for It. Apply sweet oil to the stock
ings where the rub cornea. It Is better
than applying It to the boot, because
It aoftena the Inalde of tbe boot, waere
It la needed, Instead of the outside,
Bruabea and broom would last long
er and do better work if tbey bad aa
occaatonal bath, Pour tabtepoonfule
of household ammonia In two quart
of lukewarm water are tbe proportlona
for a good bath. Let tha brief) or
at raw aland In the water half aa bour,
then Daae thoroughly, and do not hang
them by the heat, hut put la a oaai niaee
- "W i
7 ii &r? 1
TKULY A C0MI'()1TK.
OF THE AMcR'CAN
New License In Tailor Mlltlnery
Hali Are Now Very Kluboratcl j
Trimoaed-Tliree Tailor Dresaea (lot
tan Up ia Varying Shade of Brown.
fsnrprinea of the spring.
T once dainty and
saucy. In the same
and frivolous, Kng
lish, French and
American ad at
once and In one rig
that ia what the
er Is accomplishing
this season. The
severe fit of the
style has returned
for the street cloth
dress. The figure
Is blocked out lu a
square fashion that
gives value to ev-
", ''ry curve, and yet
, seems to deny cor
sets and squeezing. The skirt falls so
close and smooth that femininity is not
r bit insisted on lu suggestion, though
It Is not likely to be forgotten in effect.
Then the severity of fit and simplicity
of outline are relieved by a little dash
(as If all of a sudden the demurest pair
of eyes twinkled with a little wink lu
one of them) of braiding more or less
elaborately applied to bodice and skirt.
Tbe petticoat underneath is a daazle
I 1 V.
Tilt: LATEST BLAZER AND HON FRONT.
tnd splash of brilliant color, and a
naze of audacious frills.
The hair there again is the flip of
rontrast. It Is a riot of half beld-back
waves and curls. Time was, you re
oember, when the tailor-made dress Im
plied hair austerely smooth, wound In
tight and hhlny flat braids In the F.tig
ilsh fashion, and any other coiffure
would be dlcountcnaueed as "ruining
tbe effect" of tbe tailor gown. It Is not
t bit so now. Now the effect of the
town Is heightened, aud the face set
letween the strictly mannish collar and
tie and the romping glrllshness of
Crinkly hair Is simply lrrcslstable. Yet
be does not stop there. On top of the
American hair and saucy, Yankee-tilted
chin and you-can't-catch-mc eyes, she
seta a French hat or something of
THRKK TAILOR RIOS WITH A 8UUPRIIH TO BACH
American make ao tuggeetlv of the
Trench milliner" taat and aklll aa to
prove that there la no longer eieuao for
buying headgear In Parla.
Dree after tbe manner of the women
pictured here, and few of you will have
aa exeunt to bUme Nature very much
for bar outfitting, lot from the girl
dnaaad, ta the detail ef her droaa, la
a aeaeenX That fact alone apeak vet-
H. ntllivd product: for bow wcUwne
usually are spe lOYntiona aa W Un
latest styles. For the original of the
Initial picture these were mod eoteied
( loth, glove t and trimming of fajKy
steel passementerie. In tbe two Jacket
of the second sketch are two distinct
types of cut. The blaaer was dark red
cheviot trlminc.1 with bias fold of
black cloth, and was worn over as Im
maculate waistcont of white broad
cloth. The other was the newest box
front shape, In bluet cloth, trimmed
with black soutache that wna barday
larger than coarse thread.
Tbe question of bats for such rigs la
a serious one. Of these two models,
tbe left iiand one was a black straw
shepherdess trimmed with cerhte ek
and a fine bunch of white hydrangea.
The other waa turquoise blue straav,
trimmed with blue and white gaur.n,
cock's feathers and a most assertively
fanciful buckle. Tallormades Bav
changed toward severity, hut what ia
lost lu daiuty suggestion by taboohig
highly w rought trimming, Is more than
made up by the new license In tailor
millinery. Very early this season vun
of our lest known men's baiters as
tounded bis women followers by dis
playing a window full of salior
trimmed out of all severity, aud of
walking hats us gsy as a Turk's turban,
with winding scarfs, up rising aigrettes
and flashes of Jewels and buckles. As
a last flirting kick at severity, behold!
a tilt Is given to the brim of the walkk-ig
hat that Is even more startling than the
gaiety of Its composition. The artistic
effect of tills contrast between hat and
gown Is excelled by new fancies. It la
one of those few complete change thut
captivate tbe observer from tlic start,
rather than filling her with doubts a
to whether It ran ever le accepted.
One of the best of the latest color o
velopments consists of combinations of
browns, from chocolate throng!) bronze
Into nasturtium gold, and three rigs that
carried out this scheme attractively
are presented In the concluding sketch.
j Right here It may be said that many of
J the women who respond to changes of
j style In hair coloring have dyed their
.locks bronze. The lirst gown of thia
trio wus a dull tobacco brown, bra bled
j with tiny threads of red bronze. It waa
made on a drop skirt of orange taffeta
fluiBbed with lemon and tea color frllla
and a chocolate brown belt clasped,
with a copper buckle. Tbe cut was a
aevere as that of a riding habit, so were
the linen collar and the swagger of
plalded yellow aud brown tie, but over
all this, aa yet not seriously brokna
austerity, was a hat of golden graaa
wovea Into groat aoft earrea aad fa
lahed by a auoatt riot of gouoa blooak
la the aecond costume, though
aquare-toed I hoe, Eagllah glove aad
military aho older conveyed tha Idea af
moat strict tallormad aaatortty, Uore
oaeaped right under tha chla a frfll of
go Idea rhlfea that aaatchod tbe daafe of
wea aaa com taat oaaaUtwtod tha
ever warn a pretty ohai wn gfc
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