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To You Who Never Came
Ry ANN" lilSLi:.
1 darted and swept my hr-arth,
I made ray room all fair.
And I sot the curtain high and wide
So the min feill everywhere;
1 put on ray lovlioBt gown.
And a rose blew sweet o'er tny hair '
For only the beat I had to Rive
Wag what I'd let you share.
And many another came
Because ray home was bright,
And I was gay with rlbbnna and lace,
And my eyes with Joy alight.
But still you tarried away
Yon, with the heart you'd won
While my curtains blew In the eastern breezo
And my (lowers bloomed In the sun.
I closed my windows again.
And I set my curtains low
Lest my home breathe "Welcome" for all to Hlmre-
The welcome but you could know.
And after the dreary years
I wonder here at last
If you ever came to the shuttered place,
And, dreading Its gloom rodo pant!
A Poetess of the Dance
llow .1 Young riirl Trausfonns Jnto the Beauty of Motion
the Simple Farts of Life.
Miss Hamilton Interpreting "The Spirit of the Wheat."
The Albany Statesman
By KKV. THOMAS n. GRKGORt.
Thomas Edison and Planet Venus
Modern Mythology Has Strangely Linked the Inventor's
Name With Beautiful Evening Star.
By GARnETH P. HERV1SS.
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Mr. Edison ought to feel greatly nat
tered.. They have named the planet
"enus for him. 'They" means people
who, whenever they aee an extraordinary
tar In the sunset
heavens think It
must b an earthly
electric light In
stead of a celestial
Twenty -five years
ago, when I wrote
my first book on
I mentioned. In the
preface, the fact
that thousanda of
. N w T o r k r a.
looking at Venus t.
when It was the
veiling star (aa it
Is now), took It for an electric balloon
which Mr. Edison was suppoaed nightly
to send heavenward, for no other ap
parent reason than to mystify hla fellow
It was th birth of a legend, which
seems to have the tenacity of life that
characterises all mythology, and Edi
son's electric balloon, or ball, haa become
as firmly established tn populartradi
tion as William Teli a apple, or Georg
Only last evening a gentleman said to
me: "What was that bright light I saw
' In th west an hour ago? Was It Edi
son's electrlo ball?
"I guess It must have been, for 1 never
saw a star so bright aa that, and It Is
gone now, so I suppose they have drawn
It down. What do they do It for, any
way?" I have often beard of It. but I
never heard any explanation given of
Mr. Edlaon'a Idea tn sending- It up. : Is
ha trying to communion with Mars?"
My Inquiring friend had some difficulty
la believing ma when I told him that the
light he had seen, and. which anybody
tan see an hour after sunset at the pres
ent time, was a great planet In the aky,
the earth's twin alster, and not an elec
tric lamp suspended In the air.
The circumstance that appeared to
trouble him moat was the exceeding bril
liance of the phenomenon. He could
hardly be persuaded to believe that any
star or planet could possibly shin Ilk
"Why," b exclaimed, "It Is as bright
an an arc light, and steady aa a coach
lamp, and yet you tell me that It la ino,
HO OnQ miles away and shines only re
"All of which Is perfectly true," 1 said,
"and bright as It looks now Venus will
be far more brilliant during th early
summer, becaus It la constantly getting
nearer th earth, and consequently loom
ing larser to our ayes."
"But tt Isn't going to hit us. I hope."
"No danger. Planets cannot run off
their road Ilk automobiles and railroad
train. Venus circles around th sun
about S.000.on miles Inside th earth's
orblf. Their paths are like two circular
tracke, on within th other, and having
th sun at their common center.
"Whenever Venue Is on that aid of Its
orbit which Is farthest from the point
where th earth happens to be, st that
time, In Its orbit, the two planets sre on
opposite sides of th sun. and aa far
apart as they csn ever get.
"But Venus travels faster than th
earth, In a smaller orbit, so that from
lime to time It comes around Into that
part of Us orbit which is between the sun
and th earth. That Is what It is begin
ning to do at the present time. But th
curve of Its orbit, aa It swings In be
tween th earth and th sun, will gradu
ally bring It nearer to us until It reaches
th point where Its orbit and th earth-
are the closest. When It arrives there,
soma months hence. It will b exactly
between th earth and th aun, and after
It haa passed that Point It will go over
into ths morning star, and cease to b
visibl In th evening.
"ffo it become alternately morning and
from time Immemorial. Yet many intclv
llgent people ar so unobservant with re
gard to things In the heayrna which are
constantly about and above hem, that
they r surprised every time the planet
Venus reappears In the evening sky.
"They forget that they have seen It
before In the Same position, and equally
brilliant, and they try to account for the
daxxling phenomenon by imagining It to
be an artificial stsr Invented by Kdieon.
"The time thst elapses between two
successive appearances of Venus In the
role of evening stsr Is only r4 days. Ho
short Is human memory, when H Is not
recalling a debt, or cherishing an Injury;
and so Indifferent Is sverage human In
telligence when It hss to dear with things
beyond the narrow limits of this In
finitesimal little earth."
Among "The Men Who Made Americe"
must be rccknticd the little company of
delegates who, one hundred ami sixty
years ago last June, met In what Is
known ss the "Al
bs ny Congress."
represented w r
seven In number.
Rhodo Inland, Con
necticut. New York,
were In all twenty
five delegates, with
James Delancey, of
New York, as chair
Tho purpose of the, congress wss two-
The Manicure Lady
VBy WILLIAM F. KIRK.
Wilfred hss went and lost his fool
hesd over a new one," said th Manicure
Lady, sadly. "Thla time It Is an Indian
princess. Wilfred met her st on of
them bohcmlan dinners the other night,
snd ah told him thst her and him had
loved about two thousand years sgo.
about the time Mister Antony was fussing
s round with the Queen of Egypt. The
poor simp believes thst the Indian prin
cess tells th truth about it, and he hss
had us all dippy up to th houaa telling
how h remembers certain nights that
could never have been ik America, nights
when he was wandering near a Strang
river with a dark-eyed maid. He always
was kind of Interested ;n that transport
tloa of souls theory, or whatever he calls
it, and now he is sure thst he lived be
fore. He gives me a pain."
"Is she a good looker?" asked the Head
"No," replied th Manlour Ijidy. "1
seen her the other night when Wilfred
had her to the theater. Hie looked tacky
to me. and I don't believe she Is an
Indian princess at all. Bhe ssld that she
was going Into society soon, and thst was
th only thing that mad Wilfred weaken.
You know about how much poor brother
can earn, and I guess he figures that he
wouldn't b able to maintain no swell
horn for society people to come unless
h and th princess at lard on their
bread and missed a meal now and then.
If he gets married he don't want to
marry no society dams," said tho Head
Barber. "Maybe a long aa he keeps on
writing poetry h batter figure on stay
ing single until hs ran marry some rich
womsn. Csn't you knock this princess
"ueorge, said th Manicure l.ady, ' me
and slater Msym have thrown th ham
mer at her so hard that ah would ba
flattened out by now If ah was 'near
enough to get hit. 1 called her every
kind of a dowdy frump, and Mayma said
to Wilfred that sh didn't believe th
girl ever ssw any royaj blood except In
a photograph of the king of flpsln. but
the more we knock her th madder Wil
fred gets about her. Usten to thla poem
he wrote about her yesterday afternoon:
Indian prtnoeas, sweet and slender,
I'nto you I do surrender.
Joyously each sunbeam presses
ThruuKh your dusky, glorious tresses.
Even a glance most superficial
Shows that you're not artificial.
Kvery move of mine ovtncea
Awful love for you. my prinress.
If you don't think I'm a oumre
I would like to b your prtnc.
"You don't think they are going to get
married, do you?" asked th Head Bar
ber. "Goodness only know what my fool
brother would do." said the Manlour
I.ady. "But 1 think that princes la too
wis to get wed to any gent without a
bankroll, and It won t tak her long to
find out that Wilfred ain't ther with
th dough bag. And St will b another
romance shattered, and Wilfred will b
moonler than ver. I think that people
is bugs, anyhow, to be all th tim fall.
evening stsr. and this it hss ben doing ing in love. Thr sin't no class to It."
WALTON H .MARSHALL. Manager
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legislatures. The council wss to hav
power to declare war, levy troop?, raise
funds, regulate trade, conclude peace,
and do such other things as may be need
ful for the promotion of the general wel
fsrs. Franklins plan was finally adopted and
roplrs of It were sent to the colonies for
their consideration, but nothing cam
The myst govenors favored It, hut the
people opposed It, on account, probably
of the fact thst the royal governor were
tn fsvor of It. In adJItlon to their dis
like for the Idea of the "Chief magistrate
appointed by the Crown," "the people
were mortally afraid of the "CJrand
The spirit of local self-government was
strong among the colonists, snd they
were haunted by the .suspicion thst tho
grand council mittht prove to be the
octupus tor strangling their liberties.
Hence' It turned out that the "Albany
plan" .went up In smoke. Fome of the
colonies rejected It without a cord of
debate. Not a tingle colonial leg'slature
faorcd It. Massachusetts was Inclines
to adopt it. but at s iiuii.ster mans meet
ing in Ponton It was hoMy denounced
as being "subversive ff liberty," snd
nothing more wss heard of It.
But notwithstanding ah tnls. the Im
portant fact remains that to the Albany
congress belonga the honor of having
launched the attempt which was finally
to result In the "more perfect union"
under which we live today the "Inde
structible union of indcstrutlble slates."
1 Twenty years after the collapse of the
work that had been done by the Albsny
statesmen the first Continental congress
met st Philadelphia, September P. 1774
one of the most fateful dates In history.
After a debate of four weeks' duration
the delegates passed the resolutions which
the great Chatham declared were "un
surpassed by any state papers ever com
posed in any sgc or country."
The resolutions declared that thT Ameri
can people had "the free snd exclusive
right to leeislate in their own provincial
legislatures,., and that this right they
would not suffer themselves to be de
prived of." The gage of battle was thus
clearly thrown down, and it was up to
the king to let the patriots alone or
Out of th Continental congress grew
the first real union of the colonies the
first government that enabled the col
onies to act with anything like unanimity
the "Articles of Confederation."
The srtlcles were ratified by Maryland
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To marry on Insufficient means? be
cause when the bill collector begins to
pound on the door Crld Jumps out of
To msrry a woman
because she is a
parlor ornament and
expect her to turn
Into a kitchen utensil
an Koon as the mar
riage reremony Is
over, or to marry a
and expect him to
be metamorpho a c d
Into a model of the
For either a man
or a woman to
marry with the in
tention of making
over tlie other one's
character to suit his
or her ideal.
To msrry a person whose tastes are
not similar to your own.
To marry out of your own class either
socially, financially, Intellectually or
Tu cut out tho Jolly because you are
married. During courtship flattery Is an
aid v to success; After marriage it Is a
To fall Into the error of thinking that
matrimony gives one the privilege of
eating onions, wearing frowsy clothes
and telling unplessant truths In the homo
For a husband or wife to curtail the
other's personal liberty. The man who
opens his wife's letters and the woman
who goes through her husband's pockets
will Ineviahly come to hate each other.
To try to live together twelve months
in the year.
To be separated too much.
To try to live with either his family
or her family.
Not to settle the nfoney question' before
To appeal to outsiders to arbitrate their
To try to live. in a boarding house or ,
hotel. The lack of a home Is the first'
aid to divorce.
For the wife not to have plenty of work
to do to fill up her hands and thoughts.
To marry until the woman has had her
fill of admiration from men, and the
man Is tired of running with the boys..
For the man not to throw responsibility
on his wife's shoulders, and make her
feel that she must be his real helpmeet,
instead of a doll to dress up and play
Not to have children.
Not to play together. The man who
takes his amusement? lways among men
and the woman who goes to nothing but
hen parties will soon find out that they
can be happy apart.
And the greatest mistake is to marry
without love. If there is plenty of that
nothing else much matters.
By AXX LISLE.
'It la easy to make poetry abo.it roses.
But I like to take a neglected weed and
see If I can't make it Into a song."
Isn't that a beautiful philosophy If life?
And It ia tho Idea of - girl who Is Just
sixteen years and five months old!
Pretty Dorothy Hamilton Is a mischiev
ous, happy, fun-loving, affectionate child
but she haa the soul of a poet and she
uses her whole healthy young body to
express her spirit. She dances with grace
and charm to little poetical stories that
ahs heraelf writes and she talks about her
work with a sincerity and wholesome Joy
In whst she la doing that makes you Ilk
hearing about her dancing almost as well
ss seeing It. .
And her work Is so beautiful that next
year ahe Is to dance at Chautauqua. he
will be the first dancer to appear, before
thla conference, snd It is left to this mere
child to win such dignified recognition for
the art of dancing.
This Is how the story of a New York
girl in moderate circumstances and with
no on to help or teach her has evolvid a
styl of dancing all her own and haa
taught heraelf steps from the simplest to
the most complicated.
Her great blue eyes sparkle almost aa
much as her golden curls as she leans
forward and talks In a sweet vole that
helpa her supple body express poetry:
"How did I come to dsnce? Mother says
I danced a bit when I kicked in the
cradle! And I can't remember when I
waa not longing to dance.
I saw Cenee when I was eight and
rompiiy went noma and wrote her, a
posts! csrd. In the romances the great
artist always answers and aids and en
courages you. I don't suppose my impu
dent little postal ever got to Genee. Any
way, the answer never got to me. This is
what I wrote:
" 'Dear Olrl-I want to be like you when
I get big. 1 am your s-year-old friend
Dorothy Hamilton.' "
Dorothy laughed with delight at her
reminiscence, and added. "I'm not much
like that fairy, am I? I Juat grow and
grow like the beanstalk Jack climbed.
"Well, I went on trying to dance, and I
used to make th gtrla at my school angry
by telling them that I had to go horn and
tak my dancing lesson. When they asked
who my teacher was I always replied
seriously that I was studying with Doro
thy Hamilton. I had faith in my teacher,
too. hhe took such pains with me. Bhe
mad in wrk two and three houra got
ting steps that didn't come right.
'I got atrpa, but never a whole dance
until one night I dreamed th story of
Th Spirit of the Wheat.' I wok mother
right up to show it to her, and whej sh
said sh liked my little story-dance of th
spirit of the graJiurrvBMlng th barren
fields and making them bloom with hr
blessing to men, 1 immediately wanted t
make up an encore! And th light falling
through the lace curtains gav me the In
spiration for a 'Moonbeams and Shadows'
dance. Mother sat and waited for me to
work It out. And ehe wa aa proud aa 1
was when I had twotances all dreamed
.Mis, Dorothy Hamilton.
'Shall I tell you of the names of my
dances? Besides my first two there ar
the 'Talo of the Seafoam,' 'The Be ho
Dance," 'The Autumn leaves," 'Pan'a
Keeds' and 'Christmas Joy.' ' They aro
all Juat what they . sound the simple
things we children all see and love, and
th things grown-upa must keep Uklne,
too. I have oniy one sad dance 'The
Violinist tn the Woods.'
"My favorite dance is the 'Milk we ?d
Bprite.' It tolls how the queen of tlij
fairlca banishes ono of her maids be
cause ahe thlnka the poor little innocent
ci-eature stole a bracelet. The fairy
comes to earth with only this to consile
her: . She may take the form of any
thing she wants to be. And the early
pink milkweed blossoms, rioting over a
post In a barb-wlr fence and making
th roadside lovely, seem the moat beau
tiful things on earth to her. So ahe
take that form, and all the nrlghbor
flowers wonder why the little pink weed'
seems so sweet snd kind and lovely.
"Th fairy milkweed Is happy, but alio
longs for her wings. "One day the sur
dener of Fairyland la cleaning an old
fountain and he finds the queen s brace
let where ahe had dropped It when she
waa admiring herself.
"So th quecnsenda for her banished
fairy and tella her she may come bck
to Fairyland. But the little fairy knows
earth needs her and Fairyland can get
on without her. So ahe begs to stay and
asks only for her wings. And because
she is given her wings th milkweed al
ways floata up In a foamy etoud of white
as the season grows late.
"That Is the Uttl dream story 1 like
best to dsnce."
Advice to Lovelorn
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satbxob raixras :
. Dear Miss Fairfax: If two girls ars
walking along the Btreet and see two
young men who they would like to know
and the young mpn speak to them, would
it be all right for the girls to each Intro
duce the other one, and the same with
the young men? DURA FAUyUAR.
It woiild po most Improper. An in
troduction must come from some one
who knows both parties to the Intro
duction. What you suggest would merely
be a cheap and degrading flirtation.
Don't Be Ashamed of Yonr Home.
Dear Miss Fairfax: 1 am past 17 and',
have a great many admirers and would
very much like to hav some of them
call at my home, but I do not think It is
fit for any outsider to eee on account of
its meegerness and the neighborhood it
is In. I, therefore, have a great many
quarrels, at home with my mother and
brother, which troubles and worries mo
a great deal.
Do you think it Is very wrong of me
to meet them on the outside, as I know
that i can tuke care of myself.
Eutertain your friends in your own
home. If they care so little for you thst
they will not come Into a poor neighbor
hood and even a shabby home In order
to be with you, their regard can never
bring you happiness.
Tm? Hancer as 'The .Milkweed Sprite."
fold: first to secure the good will of the In March, 171 seven years after the
six nations, and second, to devise means
for tli common defence.
It waa aeen that war with France was
inevitable, and it was quite natural that
On word of criticism that should be
emphatic was the sight of a common
straisht-back chair in the place where
a piano stool should be in front of the
piano. It was quite a violation of tne
proprieties tu have such a graceful and
proficient afompaniat as Miss Haxt-l
Stnallhorn slide into her seat. If it is
to b each pt-raon carry their own re
volving piano atool under their arm, thla
should be publicly understood. New
Canaan (Conn.) Advertiser.
It always make an editor feel the
injustice of class distinctions when he
scea that some prominent public man
has been forced . by hi physician to
quit work for three days on account of
an attack of indigestion. Ohio istate
'the colonista should endeavor to get the
powerful Iroquois on their side. But
apart from the matter of . th Indian
alliance, it was felt by the leading men of
ths colonics that In th coming struggle
with Franco It was Imperative that there
should be between the scattered colonies
ome,klnd of organic unity and concord.
Aa Franklin put it in the standing motto
at th top of'hia newspaper, the Phila
delphia Uasette V'-'nlte or Dte."
Franklin, to whom all eye turned,
proposed th following plan of general
government, to be administered by a
chief magistrate appointed by the Crown,
and a grand council of forty-eight mem
bers, to be chooiu by the several provincial
meeting of th first Continental congress
and the government under which the
revolution was to be fought out went
into Immediate operation.
Aa has been intimated, it was not
much of a government; but loose-jointed
and clumsy as it wss It served in a way
to hold the revolted commonwealths to
gether for some ten years, until they
hsd won their Independence and were
ready for tho union of the constitution
under which we live and under which
we hop to continue living for genera
tions and ages to co ne.
And so, in the light of th present
thinking, as we cannot help thinking, of
tha almost inconceivable greatness of our
country It is Interesting to hark back
to th mod cat. and for the time being
unavailing, attempt that was mad by
te men of the' Alba ly congress of 17M.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a girl of hi.
but very otten am taken for 1.
1 have no girl or boy friends to go
out with and therefore I'm always re
maining home. I'm not a bad looking
girl 1 go to buMnesn. 1 dress up-to-dule,
and vet I can't make acquaintances.
Could vou advise me in any way ho
I could have a good time like all other
Thanking you In advance. I remain,
You are as yet too young to go about
with boys, but you really should have
girl friends. Suppose you put all thoughts
of yourself into the background and meet
girls with a sweet manner and read
sympsthy and interest in their-affair.
If there Is some girl in your office who
attracts jou, simply show your friendly
Idling to her-that will win her interest,
us no an iibk l"
A filrl Worth Wlsiisf.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am 19 and hav
been accepting attention from a young
man of the same age for sbout thrra
months. He has become very fond of
me. but my feeling towaVd him at
present are dimply the same as thy are
toward th other young men of my ac
quaintance. I would like you to kindly ad
vise me as to whether you think 1 ought
to continue, ss 1 do not wish to monop
olise his time and attention and enjoy
mvaelf at his expense if 1 cannot, in
time, reciprocating by learning to love him
as he loves me at present. My parents
and friends think very highly of him.
N. T. F.
Not enough girls are fine enough to
stop to consider the question of the man's
feelings In a case like yours. But I think
that th very fact that you are so con
siderate of thla young man's .feeling in
dicates thst you have some fondness for
him. If the opportunity presents Ull him
of your friendly sentiments and that they
ar friendly and nothing more. But don't
sacrifice a friendship" to a mere chimera
of fear for a situation that may never
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