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ANOETY! llangety! Bang!
"Tlint mop again!" groaned
Imvis llttTon, fixing bis wife
an Irritable rye as lie sat back
despairingly in bis easy chair, spread
ing the Evening Banner over bin knees
with nervous lingers.
"I'm sorry, Mavis," said apologetic
little Mrs. Ilerron, "It dues germ an
Impossibility for Lucretia to di any
thing qui. -t!y."
Her husband gave a disapproving
grunt. "I'll j-:" be remarked audibly.
"I bought this farm to have a little
quiet; that 8 what 1 bought It fur.
I come out of town to rest my nerves,
and what do I get? I hire a farmer
to run the place; I give you money
for help; I do everything I ran, and
I'm not considered a bit. Next Suin
1 mer " his. high bald head shoo!; warn
lngly. "I've done my best," returned Cor
nelia Hinon. "No town servant will
stay out here. We are fortunate to
pet Lucretia Woods, I Bay."
Iavis gave a wee smile of concilia
tion. When his unusually meek better
half allowed that metallic note to cr.ep
into hr soft voice and pinched on
her eye glasses, It was time to smile.
"Of course, of course," he made haste
to say. "Hut, my dear, you see how
It affects me."
"And I do more work than I like to,"
went on Mrs.' Ilerron, taking advant
age. "If Taney cared for housework
we should get along nicely. I get ev
ery bit I can out of Lucretia. She
Isn't a regular domestic, you know.
Her father has a farm of his own,
and wants her to come home. Nothing
but my entreaties Induced the girl to
help us out. I wish she wouldn't
treat matteis so lightly, though. She
don't mind anything and "
P.ut Mr. Ilerron had wlsily resumed
the perusal of his paper, while the
clatter of dishes In the nearby kitchen
and the hearty strains of song In ac
companiment beset his abused ears.
Then help one another, boys.
Do It with a will,
t-ang Lucretia. and it was pla'nly evi
dent thiil the vocalist was doing thing
with a will.
Twenty vt-aw l-cforo Davis 9 rron.
then a cl. in the pavings bank at
Kiverton, li d decided that his dream
of npose la. in t,ny farm two miles
from the village. This Idea had nevi r
left him. Now Hie village was a huge
and flourish!! g town, and he was treas
urer of th- bank with a good
alary, and the savings of years. The
farm was his at last, and that very
spring he bad taken possession with
bis wife and daughter, to enjoy his
dream, driving to and from his place
of business with the air of a landed
Alas! the dream at times was of
the nightmarish description. An Idtal
spot was tlii-i little farm of a few
acres, with Us pretty comfortable
dwelling and the old fashioned bam;
the brook singing through the mead v
and the beautiful background of hilK
They nil loved it. Davis, Corn' lia. and
ven Fancy, their only and much sp.il
ed daughter, n pretty Indolent girl of
twenty-one. whose particular admirer,
Albert Mell.n, suddenly developed an
Inordinate Interest In farm affairs and
a taste for the exercise of walking.
Albert was a comparatively new star
on the Ilerron horizon, but a bright
one, being a young man of Industry
and prospects. o he was made wel
come and apt e rid with rtgubr ty an 1
very high collars, but as y t ha I made
no ofpcchil sign of matrimonial in
terest. For the n si of him, he w as of
a rather scrims mien and j;ood looking,
e fascinating combination.
Sympathizing de, ply with the agri
cultural wots of the now arous d Iler
ron, he alsi lent a kindly ear to the
domesile snaili which began with the
almost IminttPato departure of Ihe old
and tried Bridget, to be succeeded by
two Ineompi ntents, and at pre e:,t
ending In the tolls of Lucretia, a late
and bustling mixture of noise and
"Melton." Davis bad Fal l confident
y, "I'd rather run u baak than n
farm. I decline I would, of cmn st- I
know all about It, have studied thoo
tmbj'ot for years, and yet rvei-j-thiiig
depends upon conditions. Wh u
need rain. It shines; w hen w n-cd
sun, it rains. I Instruct my farmer,
be disagrees; I command hl:n, he te'.U
me to go run the bank. Sirs thlngi
will conn- up when they get ready. An
exci lleut man and laborious, but not
respectful. What would you do?"
"I'd let him alone," replied Abert,
"l'.ut it's my farm. Well, then I
drive out Ibe aftiruooii for rest and a
pbasant reposeful evening, and my
wife says, 'Oh! dear, this has been
a hard day.' That Isn't pleasant, and
the girl we have now doesn't do n thing
but bang so that I can't read. Nice
gill, jou understand, only terribly
noisy. I'm a nervous man, Melton.
What would jotl advise'"
"I'd let lliem alone," sail Albert
ttga'n. "You'll pet Kmo tiolse wherp
over you go. on would think, though.
with three wome'i, houshol l affair
In so small an establishment in',;. it
be i b and up by night and give you
n bniice to read In peace,"
' I f-boubl Uiink go, Mrs. Ilerron Is
a h ndid bousi kci per; that Is she lays
out work finely Ami keeps the girls
r'."ht at It. rf'an't do much bern-lf. Blw
Is suit oi mild but keeps peeking at
'em. We have two in the Winter, but
col in this bit ' t a Hummer borne tin re
Is nn.'.i'.r.y in do."
;!!,' a 1 1 keil at him as be sat smok
ing complacently. "Enough!" be
thought. "So the old lady Is the peek
ing kind, eh? I shouldn't have sus
"Taney feeds ber birds and has her
music, In sides much reading aud some
correspondence. She Dever has time for
these household matters; bates such
things, anyway, and we don't care to
have her do that sort of work," went
to -Davis, ...pleasantly.-.. '.'LucreUa. tried
to break ber lu, but no. I overheard
them and bad to smile. Said the girl:
'Miss Fancy, feeding birds won't bring
you a husband. You ought to learn to
fed men. Maybe you won't get one
If you don't.' 'Let him marry the cook,
then,' said Fancy. Pretty good answer,
wasn't It?" Ilerron chuckled aud half
winked at his companion. "Guess
there's no danger of her being an old
maid," he whispered knowingly.
P.ut the other went home early that
evening and during his call was un
usually silent. Neither did he appear
for several days.
It was a warm Saturday afternoon
when he walked up the path between
the rose bushes and espied the fair
Miss Ilerron cosily settled in the ham
mock. Her greeting was dreamily ef
fusive. Albert suspected a recent nap."
"(let a chair and sit down by me,"
she invited. "This Is the coolest pl.ice
1 could lind. Where have you been?"
"Oh! busy, and it's hot to tramp over.
I told your father I would come to
day." "Yes, ho said he saw you. I hope
next week you will not be so busy
and that It will be cooler." She smiled
up at him. "How Is your business?"
she asked brightly.
"flood. I'm gaining but it's slow
work. I have to figure pretty close.
Nowadays, it costs a lot to live anil
have many comforts, not to speak of
1 11X111 Iff!."
"I heard father say that he believed
it Jior AOAI."!!" OnOANKD DAVIS
you would be a very successful busi
ness man some day," she murmured.
"Some day I hope to be," he replied,
anil there was a I ng pause, In which a
clattering In the kitchen became un
Then from an upper window quav
ered a complaining voice, "l.ucretla !''
"Did you sweep the dining room?"
"Have you dusted the books and
cleaned the silver?"
"No'm, haven't had time yet. I'm
"Well, do It before night, won't
"I 11 try. The berries bad to be all
piekcl over." The loud, cheerful
voice had a Cired ring.
1'rcM r 'ly, after a hush, something
appear d to have been let loose In the
par lit the house. A great clanging
of pans and shoving of chairs, then a
not nnnK-lodlous outburst:
'Never give up when trials come,
Nt ver grow sad and blue "
"Oh! my, but I'm most dead with
the In ai '." Interpolated.
"And n v r sit down with a tear anil
a 'row ii,
Hut pad" '
' Sat down, I guess." exclaimed
rn;:oy, laughing. "Why? What!
Wait!" Hut Melton had torn around
Toe ghl was In a dead faint upon
lie- Moor when he reached her. A curie
li k" from l-li I'ps as lie simiehwl a
dip.iir of water and pushed the piun.p
tignre face upward. The deadly pal
lor could not hide Us beauty mid re
lined line. "Poor little girl!'' ho
Ir.athfd. brokenly. "Poor II. tie girl!"
Then be went to work.
Her brown eyes were big with won
der as he left her In the cure of the
two women, who seemed not to know
what to do.
"It may be that I won't be back!"
he st.ld sh-iply. "I am going up the
mninluln to see her father."
Two hours later a farm wagon
drove hastily Into the Ilerron yard.
Out jumped n big man, grizzled and
of respectable attire.
"I've come for my darter' he an
nonncid, and bis facial expression fore
"Funny tlut young Melton sh ui!d be
so taken up with Lucre) lit Woods. I
heir piip!e say they are going to le
nun ib d," observed Davis llenon to
his rpoiise three months aflr this ep
isode. "Put then the Woods are ex
cellent slock, If I hey are poi r. I had a
notion Ht oi o time that Albert was
after our Fancy."
"Ob! no," replied Cornelia, sternly.
"He was not at nil suitable. A very
ordinal' person and no manners what
ever. Why, he has never called hero
since Lueiethi went home." The
"FORGE" OF VALLEY FORGE.
How the Famou ( amp of the Heroin
tton Uained lt Name.
The Iron forge which gave its name
to Valley Forge Is no longer In exist
ence, but Its histiry can be traced
down to its destruction by Ilrltlsh sol
diery, says the Philadelphia Itecord.
The old forge was styled by its first
owner Mountjoy Forge, and as such
was put up for sale In the middle of
the eighteenth cintury. Later on it
was commonly called Valley Forge.
Mountjoy Forge was built by a part
nership, composed of Daniel Walker,
Stephen F.vans and JoSpu Williams.
It was erf ctod somewhere between the
dates of Dtcemher, 1742, and April,
It stood on the cast side of Valley
creek;' In" what Is now Montgomery
County. The upper or west side of
Valley creek Is the Chester County
Iu 1701 William Penn granted to his
daughter, Letitia Penn, the manor of
Mountjoy. From this time there were
several conveyances before 17-12, when
Stephen Kvans and Daniel Walker,
farmers of TredyrTrin township, Ches
ter County, acquired title to a tract of
17.1 acres of the ancient manor of
Mountjoy. A few days afterward
Joseph Williams, miller, of Lower
Merlon, joined Kvans ami Walker In a
tripartite agreement of owner.-hip and
they proceeded to Improve the prop
erty. AVe next hear of the Forge as offer
ed for sal". The following advertise
ment appeared In the Pennsylvania
Gazette of April -1, 1751:
"To be sold The third part of
Mountjoy Forge, situate In Upper Mer
in, on the Klver Schuylkill, by the
great road leading from Philadelphia
to the French Creek Iron Works, twen
ty miles distant from Philadelphia, and
not so far distant from three furnaces.
The said works are in good repair,
with one-third of the utensils to bo
sold; also one 120 acres of land be
longing thereto. For title and terms
apply to Daniel Walker, living near
(he said premises."
Six months later the two partners
of Walker offered their shines of
Mountjoy Forge fo'.1 saie, as the adver
tisements of the Gazette apprise us.
The property was finally conveyed to
John Potts, and at that time, 1757, It
Included a saw mill and prist mill.
It was Isaac Potts, sixtli son of tho
aforementioned John Potts, who was
owner of the Valb-y Forge headquar
ters man-Inn and the prist mill at the
time of the t nea nipnient, and ho It
was who saw Washington on his knees
at prajer in the woods at. Valley
Forge. Isaac l'otts was born In 1750
and dl"d at Che!:enham in 18' 3.
Five of the Po'ts brothers were at
times owners of the Valley Forge, and
three of them Samuel, David and
Joseph were cliieily concerned In
working Mountjoy Forge.
P.y the year 17ii7 th" furnace seems
to be calb-d "Valley" Forge, instead of
It was humid by the Pritlsh In Sep
tember, 1777, some months before tho
American army began Its encampment
The site of the old forgo was covered
with water wh n the new dam, built
lower down the creek after the Revo
lution, raised the water level and so
covered the foundations of the forge.
The site Is at the foot of Mount Joy
and more than l.aif a mile above the
val'ev mill. t
An Interesting French discovery Is
that an are-lamp using carbons with a
core of carbide of iron, will make
blue prints and other photographic Im
pressions three times as rapidly a a
lamp with ordinary carbons.
The aging of violins. L. H. Harvey
states, slowly results from the vibra
tions of playing, and be finds that, the
effects of fifty years of hard playing
can be produced In a single day by
exposing the wood to X rajs. Such ex
posure .epeedlly gives the beautiful
tone hithirto acquired only with time.
metallic calcium has been at. last pro
duced by Professor Korcher.-i and a
pupil, by the eiecli'oly.-ls of Chloride Of
lime. L'vluoed In cost from ifj.250 to
less than I;i'f a dollar per pound, cal
cium i.H expected to prove- Important
In the arts, especially as a powerful
reducing agent, and for freeing iron
from phosphorus and sulphur, as well
A zone of fifteen degrees on a great
circle between the Pacific coast of
America and Asia Is found by M. do
Montessus to Include the spl-centers of
sixty four thousand earthquake locali
ties; and a like zone on a great circle
running through the Mediterranean,
Caucasus, Himalayas, India, New Zea
land and the Antilles embraces eighty
four thousand spicenters. Iieyond
these zones centers of enrthquato dis
turbances are comparatively few.
According to tho Information obtain
ed by our consul nt Noilinghain, Iron
Is gradually displacing steel for ship
building purposes In Hie north of Eng
land. The reason offered Is that ex
perience has shown Iron to be less
subject than steel to corrosion by sail
water mid by ntmo-pherlc netlou.
Manufacturers are becking to produce
lighter Iron with greater tenslls
A great qnoKtloii In practical science
Is opened for discussion by the requcs)
of congress for an International com
mission, representing Great Rrllaln
and tho United States, to report upor
the conditions and uses of the waters
of the great lakes. One of the prob
lems to be considered is the advis
ability of damming the outlet of Lake
Erie for the benefit of navigation. By
running 21-foot channels from Duluth
and Chicago to Buffalo it Is said that
the level of the Detroit river and adja
cent waters has been lowered. The
Chicago drainage canal has tended to
lower fake Michigan, and the many
diversions of water for power purposes
iuive had their effects upon the levels.
The question Is complicated, and It
concerns many Interests.
By a remarkable surgical operation,
performed by Doctor Hamsey at the
Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution In
February, a man 31 years old, who was
born blind, has been enabled to see,
and Ills experiences are Intensely In
teresting. His hearing was so acute
before the operation that he could go
nywhere without clanger, even work
n; In the harvest field. Now he hard
ly dares to move when his eyes are
closed. From the first ho saw every
thing In Its correct position, and this
fact Is regarded as proving that the
optical Inversion of Images on the
retina Is naturally corrected by the
mind, without education. "When he
f aw the surgeon's face he did not know
what it was, until, after hearing the
voice, he recalled how his own face
was shaped, as he bad felt It with his
WHERE WOMAN WINS.
New Lliiht on Their Mainline In Ed
ucational 1 nstltntions.
The result of a western college presl
dent's recent Investigation of the com
paraiive Intellectual powers of men
and women will hardly have the effect
of swelling masculine pride beyond Its
already ample proportions. New light
on the subject would seem to Indicate
that the woman students In our col
leges are rapidly outstripping the men
In scholarship. Of sixteen senior stu
dents of Boston University just elect
ed to membership in a fraternity
wliose test, of admission is the highest
scholarship, fifteen .vere women. Says
President Warren: "In recent years
we have come to recognize that women
are able to prosecute tho most advanc
ed anil dillici.lt work of a university
course and compete on even terms
"So far as class records are con
cerned," snys the president of the Unl
versify of Minnesota, "they seem to
show that tho average grade of women
in scholarship Is probably a lilth
higher than the average grade of
President King, of Oberlin College,
holds the opinion that young men do
not give to their college work the close
application that young women give.
President P.irgo, of tho University
of Wisconsin, presents this explana
tion: "There is a general Impression
that women attain higher scholarship
In science, literature and arts, but it
may often be due to conscientious and
fitithful work rather than ability."
..Of art -'the theories to account for
woman's superior scholarship this last
la the lamest. What Is genius but an
Infinite capacity for taking pains?
And how else can we judge the in
tellectual powers of a man or woman
than by what those powers accomp
lish? The day for the genius who
simply sits still and "looks wise" Is
past. This Is the age of action, and
the twentieth century spirit asks of
each: "What have you done? What
can you do?" If women are winning
through "conscientious and faithful
work, rather than ability," It Is time
for man to wake up. Housekeeper.
Ijosc Atlantis a Kenliiy.
According to tho view of Dr. Scharff,
the "Atlantis" of Plato was a reality,
and not a myth, Madeira and the
Azores having been connected by land
with the Kuropean and African con
tinents so late as the early portion of
the human period, says Knowledge.
This conned ion was, however, but the
last phase of a great Atlantic con
tinent, which the author believes at
an earlier epoch to have extended
from Morocco (which was then con
nected with Portugal) to South Amer
ica, reaching at least as far south as
The evidence In favor of this former
extensive land connection has been
drawn from a careful survey ()f n,f.
whole fauna of South America on the
other. That market' allinllies with
that of tiie .Metftierraiiean countries
on the one hand and that, of the South
America on Ihe other. Thai a laial
connection between Africa ami Smith
America existed at a relatively remote
geological epoch is now generally ad
mitted, but stronger evidence will, we
think, bo required before the theory
that the Azores were In connection
with Portugal during the human
period Is accepted. One of the author's
arguments Is based on the circum
stance that so far back as l,'ls,"i two of
these Islands were tunned from their
being Inhabited nsptcflvely by rab
bits ami goats at a time when there
were no human denizens of the group.
Hence, It Is urged, llnsc animals were
Indigenous, nnd not, as generally sup
Poetry anil I'rose.
"You usul to sing 'Kvory morn I
sei d you violets' before we were mar
ried," said Mrs. P.i linklii, wit li a slj.li.
"Yes," answered Mr. Brlinkin, "but
my. devotion has taken a more practi-
i form. L'very mouth I pay t ho meat
1," Washington Star.
I'opa n Hnorliig.
",'oiumy," Mild his mamma ono day,
slip upstairs quietly anil see If papa
T .inuiy soon returned and said, "Yes,
annua; he's all asleep but his nose."
ODDEST TRIBE IN THE WORLD.
Painful Faahlon of Tattooing- In Voane
Amoag the Women,
The Ainu live la the most primitive
manner possible. They have adopted
tho dress of the Japanese, but thd
houses are very unlike any seen In
Japan. They are made of rice straw,
roofed with a thatching of reeds. How:
the natives ever survive the winter la
difficult to understand. In the center
of the room Is the fireplace, front
which the smoke floats out Into thd
room, at times becoming almost suffo-i
eating. An opening In the roof id
supposed to serve as an outlet, but the
smoke does not always find It. Ovejf
the lire hangs a huge Iron kettle and
into It are thrust all sorts of fish, ani
mal and vegetable food, to be dished up
later In a sort of composite chowder
Around two sides of the room Is a
slightly raised platform, upon which
the whole family range themselves for
the night, without bedding of any sort
in summer and only a scanty supply
As a race the Ainu are sturdy In ap
pearance, but are peaceable and not
given to war, like the Japanese. The
marked feature of the men is a hairy
growth upon the entire body, like that
upon a wild animal. A creepy sensa--tion
takes posesssion of one In look
ing upon these walking, talking erea-
tures. so intelligent and yet presenting
somewhat the outward appearance of
Tho women have the same large,
heavy features as the men. Th-y are
generally disfigured by an ancient vik
tom of tattooing a largo portion of the
face around the mouth, the upper part
of which takes the form of mustache
It signifies nothing whatever except
a badge of distinction for the race.
The process of tattooing is long and
painful. When a girl is about twelve
years old the mother begins opeiations
on the lower lip and by degrees covers-
the space of two Inches on each sidq
of the mouth. As the child grows this
Increases In size until it extends half!
way across the face toward the ears.
The preparation used in tattooing Is
made by the women from ash bark.
This Is soaked for some days and when
ready for use soot, produced by burn
ing bireh-bark, is added to the liquid
anil the concoction is applied to tha
surface, of tho skin. The lips ard
scratched with a sharp instrument,
more of tho tluid applied and from
time to time, as the irritation ceases,
the work Is continued. In olden time)
other marks were added as the glrlsl
became wives or mothers, but these avti
now seen only on the very old. Thti
She Hail a Sweet Kevenjrc.
" 'I don't mind being told I'm stout,
she said. 'I am stout and I might
as well, acknowledge it But there IS
a wrong way to do everything and
there is a way of telling a person that
ho or she Is stout which always grates
on my nerves.' The speaker paused
and looked over her auditors In a man'
ner which plainly Indicated that this
remark was but the moral to a fabld
soon to follow. Nor were the listen
" 'Every once In a while,' pursuedj
the narrator who there was no deny
ing really was stout 'I haven't timq
to go all the way to my own churchj
and so drop In at the one across thej
street. There I always see Mrs. Pratt
tleton. She weights fifty pounds morq
than I do if she weighs an ounce, bull
she seems serenely unconscious of it
and always greets me after the servicd
with a honeyed smile and the remark;
"You're fatter than when you werd
" 'The repetition finally made md
rather angry, so a month ago I got a)
seat just by her and watched her closej
ly. There was a good deal of kneeling
done and I confess that I dreaded
the attempt so much that the first
time I didn't get upon my knees. Then
I happened to notice Mrs. Prattleton.
She wasn't kneeling either and I sutb
denly realized that this was simply
because she could not. When the tlma
came to kneel again I got. down tho
whole way, hard as it was, and then
looked squarely Into Mrs. Prattleton' i
face. She blushed nnd squirmed and
at once tried her level hot to follow;
my example. But she haA to give II
up; it. was no use; she was too fat.
From that day to this she hasn't, toid
me I'm growing stouter In fact, sha
hasn't spoken to me at all.' " Phila
I'.eware of tho I'liiiiornpticr.
Pc pie who seek to recover damages.
for incapacitating accidents should
keep nu'u.y from the photographer. 1:1
a case which came up recently In Now'
York th" plnintiiT asked for .",000 a i
payment for Injuries which, he assert'
ed, had rendered him unable lo do any
but the lightest kind of work. Th I
defendant offered as evidence a set ot
photographs, the date of which win
proved to bo later than that of the al
leged accident, In which tho plaintiff
was shown in the act of carrying a
lounge, a bureau and a dining table oil
his back from a moving-wagon to hbj
house. The Judge decided that he hail
HiiihII Margin of Profit.
Expert Prtnuolcr--It will be Impos
sible to sell such food for 15 cents a
Inexperience I Inventor-How do you
make that out?
Expert Promoter Well, the cost o!
iniinuf'aclure, counting Interest nt 4l
per cent, on the capital Invested, would
be at least 1 cent a package, leaving1
only 11 cents a package for advertis
If France really watCs to double hef
population, she can do so by Import
Ins tho great American cucumber.
Kathleen Mavoarneen! the gray dawn Is
The horn of the hunter Is heard on tha
The lark from her light wing the bright
dew Is shaking.
Kathleen Mavourneen, what! slum-
0, hast thou forgotten how soon we mast
0, hast thou forgotten this day we must
It may be for years, and it may b
0, why art thou silent, thou rolce of my
heart? . .
It may he for years, and it may b
Then why art thou silent, Kathleen Ma
vourneen? Kathleen Mavourneen! awake from thy
The blue mountains glow in the sun's
Ah! where is the spell that once hung on
Arise in thy beauty, thou star of my
Arise in tby beauty, thou star of my
Mavourneen! Mavourneen! My sad tears
To think that from Erin and thee I
It may be for years, and it may be for
ever! Then why art thou silent, thou voice
of my heart?
Then why art thou silent, Kathleen Ma
vourneen? Mrs. Louisa M. Crawford.
Graves of a Household.
They grew in beauty side by side,
They filled our home with glee;
Their graves are severed far and wide
By mount and stream and sea.
The same fond mother bent at night
O'er each fair sleeping brow;
She had each folded flower in sight
Where are tliote dreamers now?
One 'mid the forests of the West,
By a dark stream is laid;
The Indian knows his place of rest,
Far in the cedar shade.
The sea, the blue, lone sea, hark one
lie lies where pearls lie deep;
lie was the loved of all, yet none
O'er his low bed may weep.
One sleeps where southern vines are
Above the noble slain;
He wrapped his colors round his breast
On a blood-red field of Spain.
L-Vnd one o'er her the myrtle showers
Its leaves, by soft winds fanned;
She faded 'mid Italian flowers,
The last of that bright baud.
And, parted thus, t'y rest who played
Beneath the s.;,o- green tree.
Whose voices mingled as they prayed
Around one parent-knee!
They that, with smiles lit up the hall,
And cheered with song the "hearth;
Alas for love, if thou wert all,
And naught beyond, O earth!
What Our Schools Cost.
It is probably not generally known
that the United States spend annually
on elementary education about $227,
000,000 the exact figures for 1900-1901
were, according to the report of the
United States commissioner of educa
tion, $2'J0,O-l3,L3(i. Europe spent dur
ing the same period approximately
1)24(1,000,000. The enrollment In the
elementary schools of Europe is, how
ever, in the neighborhood of 45,000,000,
.while In the United States It Is not
much more than 10,000,000 although
it is estimated that there were, in 1901,
almost 22,000,000 children of school
going age in this country. Our yearly
expenditure per pupil averages $22.
Somu profit. may be gained from a
comparison of tho amounts spent year
ly by representative American cities
for tho maintenance and operation of
'their public schools. New York spent
in a single year .? 1 0,731 .020; Chicago
follows with an outlay of ?S,203,4!)3
Pniliidelphia's expenditure was $3,319,.
".ill; Boston's, $3,(ii3.t;i0; Baltimore's,
.$1,417,302; Cleveland's, $1,257,345, and
Washington's, $l,lS2.nif. New Or
leans is at the end of the list, with an
expense of only $17.S,025. St. Louis,
by the wsy, psys more fop its police
(leparlnient (ban for lis schools, $2,-'(iO'-MSJ
far the former, as against $1,
."..'i'.,1 10 for the Int tor a ratio of $1
for tho police to 05 cents for the
schools. Harper's Weekly.
A Lif Kavin-j Order.
Many years ago the American war
ship IM-Iawaro came near foundering
olT tho coast of Sardinia while lulling
through a heavy squall during a morn
ing watch. The "unauthorized letting
go of the fore sheet" alone saved the
ship from going down with 1,100 souls
on board. The first lieutenant, after
ward Commodore Thomas W. Wynian,
with difficult climbing succeeded In
reaching tho quarter deck, whore,
switching the trumpet from tho offl
Vcr In charge, his first order, given la
a voice heard distinctly fore aud aft,
whs "Keep clenF of Ihe paint work!"
This command t'o hundreds of human
being packed In tho leo scuppers llko
sardines In n box Instantly restored
them to order nnd prevented a panic,
(hey naturally feeling that If at such
a time, with a line of bit 11 lo ship on
her beam cutis clean paint work was of
paramount Importance their condition,
could not be a serious ono.
A young man seldom realizes how
dear his best girl Is until he goes
broke trying to make her wishes corn
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