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fa ta quiet shadow ot twilight
I stand by the garden door,
Aad case on the old, old homestead,
So cherished and lored ot rare.
But the try now is twining
Untrained o'er window and wall;
And no more the Tolce ot the children
Is echoing through the hall.
Through years of pain and sorrow,
Since first X had to part.
The thought ot the dear old homestead
Has lingered around my heart.
The porch embowered with rosea,
The gables' drooping cares.
And the songs of the birds at twilight '
Amid the orchard leaves.
And the forms of those who lored me
la the happy childhood years
Appear at the dusky windows.
Through visions dimmed with tears,
I hear their voices calling
From the shadowy far away.
And I stretch my arms toward them
In the gloom of the twilight gray.
But only the night winds answer,
As I cry through the dismal air:
And only the bat comes swooping
From the darkness of its lair.
Yet still the voice of my childhood
la calling from far away.
And the faces of those who loved me
Smile through the shadows gray.
Pa College BoycottJ
N a cloud of dust
and smoke the
drew up to the lit
tle station. A score
or more of passen-
g e r s alighted,
ed. There were
were many young
men aad young
women on hand to
note the arrivals.
The coming of
that train was
one of the dally
events In the col
lege town. It was
the only link that bound the quiet place
to the noisy outside world.
But this particular train meant more
than usual. It brought visitors, par
ents, friends, trustees. For thla was
the commencement time.
Among the arrivals was a quietly
dressed man of middle age with a gray
mustache and keen blue eyes. A tall
young man pushed forward with out
"John, my son!"
A moment later the two were walk
ing up the long main street beneath
the beautiful maples, the young man
lightly carrying the heavy traveling
"By George, my boy," cried the old
er man, as he drew a long breath and
gazed admiringly at the youth, "it
does me good to see you and to see
you hero. I seem to see myself again
trudging up this very street not quite
so tall, perhaps, but I fancy much the
same build. And how are you, my lad?
Tou know I haven't laid eyes on you
for nearly a year."
"Quite well, father, and In excellent
"And the foot ball knee?"
"Seems all right again. I'll prove It
to you when we do a little of that hill
climbing that you promised me."
"Yes, yes, my boy!" cried the old
man with a merry laugh. 'TV. show
you where your father got In mischief
In those dear old days. And to think
that I've let alL ' "slip l35
' TlthofirTevl8ltingvti. ., le."
As be spoke a group of merry boys
and maidens passed by. They swept
along without a glance at the tall
youth. The older man turned and look
ed after them.
"How's that, my boy?"
TV'bat, father V
"Why, it seemed to me that they
meant to snub you. Do you know
"Yes, father; they are all college
mates. They meant to snub me all
right. Fact is, I'm boycotted."
"Bless my soul! Boycotted?"
"Boycotted, father. It's a funn
story. You know I came here deter
mined to devote a year to rest and spe
cial study. I had the lame knee to
get in shape, and there were certain
lines of work I wanted to pursue with
Prof. Patton. lie's the only man in
the college or In the town who knows
who John Sturges' father Is. Perhaps
I wasn't very friendly at the start. The
boys wanted me to Join them In sev
eral things. They wanted me to try
for the foot-ball team."
"But you promised me you wouldn't
"I kept my word, though it was a
The older man chuckled.
"What's the Joke, father V
"I was laughing to think of thi
greatest halfback of '00 trying for a
place on a village team."
"Of course they didn't know, ani
they didn't like my excuse the knee.
I said I was too busy. That was the
beginning. I'm pretty sure they con
sidered me stingy, too. Perhaps you
don't know, but I mnde up my mind to
go through this extra college year on
the same amount that you worried
through on. That didn't leave me
much for outside trifles. When they
ked me for a contribution for the
gymnasium fund I had to refuse them."
"That was quixotic, my boy."
The young man looked his father
squarely In the face.
"Besides, dad, there is a girl In the
The older man started.
"A girl in the case," he dully repeat
ed. "Yes, father. A a charming girl.
But poor, very poor. She started in at
college, but had to stop. Now she's
teaching in a kindergarten, I think the
Slrls ner college mates, you know
snubbed her because she couldn't dress
quite up to their standard. And I
thinir, too, they completed the boycott
on me because I sympathised with her
aa4 paid her some attentions. But
she's quite a clever girl, father. You
must meet her."
"Yes, yes," sold the older man, a lit
tle hastily. Then he suddenly laughed.
"So you're boycotted, both for lack of
college spirit and lack of college funds,
"That's about the site of It, dad.
Funny, isn't It V
"Very. But where are you taking
"To my boarding place. I thought
you'd rather room with me than go to
"Of course. And who Is your land
"It's a landlady, dad, and I'm her
only boarder. Her name Is Spencers
Mrs. Julia Spencer."
"Julia Spencer Do yon know who.
Julia Spencer Is?"
"Why, no, dad, I don't"
"She was your dead mother's deares,
and oldest friend. She was Julia Ran
ney then, the prettiest girl In the vil
lage. At least she was until I hap-
boy, Julia Speecer m!;ht hart bssa
"I'm very glad she isn't," said tb
"Because I mean to marry Julia
The older man stopped short.
"Put down the bag." he said. Bis
bright blue eyes sought his son's.
"Have yon set your heart on this?"
be slowly asked.
"Tee, father. I have."
"And you really mean to marry and
settle down and take an active Interest
in your father's affairs? He's growing
id and needs yon."
The older man put out his hand and
the younger firmly gripped It
"Thla Is not," said the father, "quite
the surprise yon may think It Prof.
Patton wrote to me some time ago pre
paring me for what be seemed to think
was inevitable. Still, It la a little start
ling, coming from your own lips,'
"Annie has Just turned the corner,"
murmured the young man. "Will yon
meet her now?"
"I'll meet her mother first" said the
father. "You keep the daughter away
for a half hour or so. Which Is the
"The cottage back of the big tree.
The older man picked up the bag,
and the younger one turned and walk
ed rapidly down the street
"John," the older man called after
"Don't let It slip your mind that the
boycott must be lifted."
The young man smiled back at his
father and the latter wistfully watched
htm as he hastened up the street to
ward the trim-built young woman who
was slowly approaching.
' "Just like me," be muttered; "same
old obstinacy. Ready to go through
thick and thin for what he wants. God
bless him, he's all right I"
With which closing apostrophe the
older man caught up the valise and
turned through the gateway that led
to the cottage behind the big tree.
He looked back once more as he as
cended the steps. He could see the
two figures, now side by side, coming
slowly up the street
"Boycotted," he chuckled, "boycot
It was the evening of President La ni
son's reception to the graduating class.
The assembly room was filled with the
seniors and their friends. There had
been music by the glee club, and the
auditors were scattered In little groups
about the apartment Over In one cor
ner sat John Sturges' father, with his
old friend and preceptor. Prof. Patton.
Near a window at the side of the room
stood John Sturges himself, looking
very well indeed for a penny-saving
country lad In his immaculate evening
clothes. By him stood a sweet-faced
girl to whom he frequently bent in
smiling deference. They were quite
alone, John's classmates holding them
selves strictly aloof, a fact which drew
frequent amused glances from the
Then President Lamson held up his
hand. When all was still he beckoned
to Prof. Patton. The latter arose and
Friends," he said, "I have some
pleasant news to Impart It will be, I
think, of special Interest to the grad
uating class. You all know, I am sure,
that our gymnasium fund has grown
with exasperating slowness, and that
we are still a long way off from the de-
At least wewjjifi j
'go. Sg Paused
five minutes ago.1
"The fact is," he- smilingly went on,"
"we have been entertaining a good
fairy unawares. I am making this lit
tle explanation quite without the
fairy's knowledge, because, as you will
presently discover, he Is the last man
In the college who wants his merits
advertised. And yet Just a little ex
planation Is due him. He came here
quietly at his father's suggestion to
add a year of special work to the edu
cation he had already received in one
of the large Eastern colleges. He was
prompted, too. by the necessity of giv
ing a strained knee a long rest an ac
cident he received on the foot-ball
field, for he was,' If the dally Journals
are to be believed, the great half-back
of '00. He came to this college because
it was his father's Alma Mater and be
cause that father, who has left his
many business interests and come
across the continent to be here this even
ing, desired him to meet and know his
early friend and old preceptor." Here
the professor bowed. "And now I
have only to add." he went on more
hurriedly, "that your old classmate.
John Sheldon Sturges, has Just sub
scribed $20,000 for the completion and
equipment of the college gymnasium,
and I want you to give htm three
cheers and the college yell."
There was a moment's hesitation ant,
then the cheers and yell were given
with a royal will.
"Father, father," cried John, as tfc
elder Sturges pressed forward" wit
hands outstretched to both his son ai
the blushing glrL "This Isn't what I
wanted at all."
But the father only chuckled.
"I told you that boycott would bav
to be lifted," he laughingly answered.
TO GO TO PARIS
Next Year aa an Honorary Coin sale-
ioner to the reposition.
In selecting Mrs. Artie Goodwln-Cul
lop, of Vlncennes, Ind., as one of the
five honorary commissioners to the
Paris Exposition next year Gov. Mount
has made an excellent choice. Mrs.
Cullop Is a highly accomplished worn-
MBS. ABTIB OOODWIH-CCLLOP.
an and possesses unusual executive
ability. She Is a brilliant conversa
tionalist and a splendid linguist speak
ing French and English with equal
fluency. In securing this appointment
she had the endorsement of Federal
Judges and other men of national repu
tation, besides the support of her hus
band, Hon. William AUen Cullop, one
of the leading attorneys of Southern
The eagle is the monarch of the skies,
but the little king-bird will chase him
to his hiding place.
A DKFARTMENT FOR UTTU
; SOYS AND CURL :
sssst.lasj that Will lis t taut J
-Quia sari. as am Bright Baytaa
Did yon rver see your dog walking
iround and around in a circle? Of
worse yon have, hot I don't expect
rou know why they do it
Years and years ago, more yean
than you can count perhaps, the dogs
were all wild, like their cousins, the
wolves, and had to beat out a hols
In the grass or the snow before thej
sonld Be down. And the dogs have
lone the same way over since. They
bad to keep their noses clean, too, so
they could smell the rabbits and other
animals they ate, a long ways off, sc
they never let their noses touch the
round, going to sleep with their noeet
resting on their paws. And they have
lone that ever since.
The cat Is always washing herseli
snd Is known to bo the cleanest of all
the animals. Well, away back long
igo the cats had to keep clean or tb
little animals she waited patiently foi
would smell her a long ways off and
kitty would have had to go hungry.
And cats are the same to-day.
A Letter from a Cat,
I hereby take
My pen In paw to say,
-Can you explain a curious thing
I found the other day?
There is another little cat
Who sita behind a frame.
And looks so ver? much like tne
You'd think we were the same.
I try to make her play with me.
Yet when I mew and call.
Though I see her mew in answer, '
She makes no sound at all.
And to the dullest kitten
It's plain enough to see
That either I am mocking her.
Or she is mocking me.
It makes no difference what I play,
She seems to know the game;
For eTery time I look around
I see her do the same.
And yet no nintter though I creep
On tiptoe lest she hear.
Or quickly dash behind the frame.
She's sure to disappear!
Facts About Tree for Little One.
1. Cutting down trees spoils the
Jeauty of the landscape. I should not
Ike to live where there are no trees.
2. There are few birds where there
'7f tre- They have no place to
oTaklng away the trees takes away
me protection from our tender fruit
4. Where there are no trees the snow
Belts and goes off too rapidly; the
moisture that should sink Into the soil
is carried away Into floods.
5? Because our forests are taken
tway we have severe droughts every
0. The trees give us lumber, fuel,
trood. pulp for newspaper, cork, bark
for tanning, wild fruits, nuts, resin,
turpentine, oils and various products
7. One full grown elm tree gives out
Sfteeu tons of moisture In twenty-four
lours. A large sunflower plant gives
iff three pints of water in one day.
8. We should have greater extreme
f heat and cold If It were not for oui
9. The leaves of trees catch the rain
ind hold it a little while; then they
Irop the water a little at a time; this is
better for the ground.
10. The old leaves make a deei
sponge-carpet In the woods, and this
keeps the ground from freezing. If the
earth does not freeze It takes up the
11. We might have dangerous flood
if we did not have trees. The trunk
and rooti of tree stop the water that
iiomet pom down the hillsides.
12. I wlh Tx very careful not to hurt
iny tre. but will call every tree my
Vtend. Primary Education.
Where Tea Pino on One Egg,
One egg for ten guests, says a trav
tier. Is the custom at the California
"One, two, three, four, five, six, sev
n, eight, nine, ten," said the farmer,
counting the guests he had Invited to
ipend the day at the ostrich farm with
aim. "I guess that one egg will be
Having given utterance to this ex
pression he went to the paddock and
won brought to the house an ostrich's
For a whole hour it was boiled, and
hough there were then some misgiv
ings as to its being cooked, the shell
was broken, for curiosity could no long
er be restrained, and a three-pound
lard-boiled egg was laid upon the
But apart from its size, there was
nothing peculiar about It The whits
bad the bluish tinge seen In the dnck'i
egg and the yolk was one of the usual
color. It tasted as It looked like s
luck's egg, and had no flavor peculiar
As It takes twenty-eight ben's eggs
f Does your head ache? Pain back of
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and would recommend your Compound
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Write at the first Indication of trouble.
equal In weight the ostrich's egg
vhlch was cooked. It was evident the
lost knew what he was about in cook
ng only one. There was enough and
o spare; and before leaving the table
lie party unanimously agreed that an
istricb egg Is good fare.
Hungry for a Kiaa.
The prettiest child story told lately
s In French. A mother tells her little
:lrl that because she has been naughty
he will not kiss her for n week. He
ore two days have gone by the child's
Ips hunger so for her mother's kiss
hat she begs her not to punish her any
uore. The mother says: "No, my
lenr; I told you that I should not klsa
'ou, and I must keep my word."
'But" mamma, mamma," says the
ittle girl, "would It lie breaking your
vord if you should kiss me Just once
o-nlght, when I'm asleep?"
TWO SCARE CHOWS KILLED.
What a remarkable evidence ot
nineteenth century enterprise, says the
Philadelphia Call, Is the fact that a
"summer theatre" is no longer a thing
to be shunned for the double reason
that it is too hot within the four walls
to breathe comfortably and for the oth
er fact, once so apparent, that there
can never be gathered in a playhouse
during the torrid days talent suffi
ciently worthy to make the going worth
while, even if the temDerature is tol
Mr. Keith has killed off both of these
scarecrows. His handsome Philadel
phia playhouse is positively a cool re
treat large parties having actually
this summer deserted the breeze-swept
boardwalk at Atlantic City in order
to enjoy the novelties presented from
week to week by the management of
this theatre. It is not surprising to
learn mat me summer season has been
something of a record-breaker, and
this is accounted for when one consid
ers the bill given, for instance, thlf
week; and what may be seen every day
and evening this week Is but a fair
sample of the excellence of the usual
offerings at Keiths.
Furthermore, it is not any . wonder
that an audience yesterday and last
night packed the house from top gal
lery down and overflowed In the boxes
nd aisles, causing a suspension of the
lale of seats earlv in the afternoon.
Whi the Ocean la Patty.
"Can any or yon tell me," queried
the teacher of the primary class.
what causes the saltiness of the
xean?" "I guess it's cause It's full
f codfish," answered one little fellow.
A fresh story about the odd names
f the colored people of the South
lorries from the New Orleans Times-
An up-town housekeeper has a wash
erwoman with the queer Christian
name of Damsel, and it once occurred
to the lady to ask this madonna of the
tubs for whom, or what she had been
called. In reply to the question the
"'Twos a frlen' cf meh maw gimme
that entitle an a mighty ugly one it
Is, I mus' say. But I've got worse
lames than that" Bhe added, gloomily;
'meh full name s Queen lctorla bam
BENJAMIN IDE WHEELER.
Bmlnent Professor Chosen President
of the TJnlveralty of California.
It Is generally conceded that in nam
ing Prof. Benjamin Ide Wheeler ot
Cornell University to be president of
the University of California, a wise se
lection has ben made. Prof. Wheeler
has been looked upon for several years
past as a very promising piece of pres
idential timber. He has been profes
sor of Greek and comparative philology
at Cornell since 188)1, and he is now 42
years of age. His position as a classi
cal scholar Is thoroughly established,
and hie current papers on Alexander
the Great In the Century Magazine
have shown the wider public how
broad a grasp be has upon the great
movement of the world's political hls-
PROF. BEXJAMIX IDE WBBBLKa.
tory, and also how entertainingly hi
can write, rrof. Wheeler is anything
but a recluse student of the type thai
gives a life s devotion to the datlv
rase; and he Is widely known In New I
lorg ror nis effectiveness as a cam
palgner and his unusual aptitude fo
The unhapplness In this life ami
j iu luuBisi in geuing every-
thing we can and wanting everythlna
vol, I. ac-
The humblest man' or womaa
live splendidly. That la th nv.il
truth we need to believe, vou and t
who have no "mission" and no grea'l
ai'iitni; iu move in.
The highest point to which thlngi
" onus one is contentment or mind
who wnicn no estate is miserable. -
Nothing Is denied to well dlreete
anor, ana notnjng is ever to bo at
tained without It
There to always an ill-feeling betsreai.
the doctor and tbe patient.
CALLS. ' V
at Kara susds a Wai-l-H Jtasa
fall back because
they are misdi
Christian has the
Cross he has no
Don't try to
quarantine the sa
oon, but help'to kill It
Engrossed in feasting on his gifts,
re oft forget the Giver.
Man is not a candle that burns out
rat a lamp that God refills.
If truth Is a broom, one end Is to
lold, and the other to sweep with.
Our company contributes mors to
lur content than the car we are In.
God shines after the storm, and the
aln-drops of tears become diamonds.
There Is perpetual summer in the
leart where the Sun of Righteousness
Oversea! for one commandment Is
ften the attempt of a guilty con
science to overshadow some other.
It is the Christ who Is touched with
feeling of our infirmities, who
touches and fills ns with the might of
VERY QUEER FISH.
K-xaded aa Inky Fluid Into tne Water
A hen Attacked.
A correspondent was standing upon
-he platform which runs out over the
water at Tampa Bay, Florida, when he
aw a strange sight a bird, as it seem
td, flying about beneath the surface,
rhe water, as he says. Is like French
plate glass for clearness, so that the
rreatore could be made out In all Its
letalla Its head was like tbst of a
lrd, although thicker and shorter
A an moat birds' heads. The creature
advanced through the water by
leries of distinct flappings of a perfect
ly visible pair of wings. It had a tall
somewhat shorter than most birds'
tails like that of a half -grown fledg
ling. ' Its rump was much like that of
t squab about a month old.
The creature was so manifestly like
i bird that one could hardly suppose It
:o be anything else. But who ever saw
i bird flying In the water? I watched
t a long time, and so did many other
people. It "flew" or swam about dls
ippeared under the platform, reap
peared, rested against the edge of a
xst, and again disported Itself.
A bystander who said he had lived
it Tampa many years told me he had
lever seen one before, and was filled
vltb as much wonder and curiosity as
i was. Another told me that It was a
'sea-plgeon;" and still another, who
ras well acquainted with the crea-
ure's habits, said that It was aome-
inies caljed by this name and some
Irncs an "inkflsb."
Why It should be called a sea-pigeon
ivn s plain. Why It should also be call-
k! an Inkflsb was presently to be made
Tbe sea-plgeon came to rest near a
ilece of rocky shore, and a young man
) roc-u red a tin pall and a stick, and suc
ceeded In forcing the creature Into the
uil. He bad no sooner touched the
Ish with tbe stick than the water all
ibout It became of an Intense purple
olor, like strong purple Ink.
When brought ashore tbe creature
vas apparently Immersed In a pailful
f purple ink. This coloring substance
t could be seen to be still exuding copl-
msly. The contents of the pall, fish
ind all, were poured out upon the plat-
orui, and the water ran through the
racks. The creature which had so
ricked our eyes was now revealed to
lose scrutiny, and wonderful was the
:ransformation wrought by a change
The sea-plgeon, which had flown, a
vlnged, graceful creature, through the
-ater, was now a helpless and Jelly-
Ike mass, apparently divided Into two
lubby secretions, neither one of which
lad more than a feeble, pulpy move-
nent. It was without scales and ap
parently without members, and its
rolor was a brownish gray. It was an
inpleasant even a repulsive, mass. I
It was soon replaced In the water, but
t seemed to sink, inert, to the bottom.
do not know whether it revived and
esumed its graceful water flight.
.Whatever Its name. It belongs to the
;eneral tribe of cuttlefishes, nearly all
if which have the power of exuding a
iiml of Ink- when hard pressed, In the
nidst of which they count upon mak
ng their escape from an assailant
. Getting Aronnd It
She Do you think woman should be
allowed to propose?
He Not without the distinct undet
standing that the right Is only to be
used as a weapon of defense. Phila
delphia North American.
A woman thinks it Is a part of hei
ouslness to take a dig at the men ev
ery time they show themselves.
An important foot note "Please ust
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Everybody aas - -
William TslL who shot an W
. m LI. mm with a DOW -SUM!
the neaa o u " .. f
Z ..A of tbe wonderful feats
"and and could
w. a wild sxtose on too wmg
or wilt an opponent's arrow with hi.
0W muT other carious featt
. ..H.r however, that ar not
well known. There was a fam
!!!!r.. rqoaler. who Split
William w - -
h.i waad with Ms abaft from a Ob
- wwk wavJla.
Jance o w . a
n.r tells how Pejsslopa P1"
. many suitors that bo only -owa
Ka 9 WAraWl
Who first Ulysses' wondroas bow saoald
And through twelve ringlets the fleet or
Well knowing that only ner hand
could display such power, in proof or
which, when they failed, be rewon bis
rife. for. bending bis eirjow.
The whining arrow vanished from th
a.,-. n direct and threaded every ring.
it,. TtAmana were very skillful bow
men, although they discarded the
weanon In warfare, trusting to the
charge and to hand-to-hand fighting,
uint nf tb Roman Emperors were fa
mous archers. It is said that DomltJan
would place boys In the circus at a con
siderable distance from him, and. as
rh.v held ud their bands with the fin
gers outspread he would send the ar
rows between them wiin men u.wj
ind accuracy of aim that be never in
Meted a wound.
"The wicked Emperor Commodui
boasted that he never missed his sim
r faUed to kill the wild beast he shot
with a single arrow. He would set a
shaft In his bow as some wild beast
was set free la the circus to devour a
living criminal condemned to die. Just
when the furious animal was spring
ing on his prey the Emperor would
strike it dead at the man's feet Some
times one hundred lions were let loose
at once. In order that he with one hun
dred arrows might kill them. With ar
rows, the heads of which were semi
circular, he would sever the necks of
the ostriches In full flight
The Persian archers, according to
Charllan, practiced at a mark placed
on top of a mast twenty-six feet from
the around. Toward this the horse
man rode, with bent bow, at full speed,
and In passing the mark turned and
shot at It backward, sometimes to the
right and sometimes to the left set
dom missing. Tbe Persian bow re
quired a pull of 500 pounds.
It Is said that the Turks were at one
time very skilled archers. An old
writer says that they practiced regu
larly with the bow from the time they
were 7 or 8 years old to manhood. It
was a common feat for them to shoot
several arrows from a distance of ten
yards Into a mark not larger than
die. In July, I7U2, Mahmoud Effendl,
secretary to the Turkish embassy at
London, shot an arrow 415 yards partly
against the wind. In 1798 the Sultan
3f Turkey shot an arrow 972 yards
a feat scarcely surpassed by those at
tributed to Robin Hood. Cincinnati
A Swan Story.
The story of two stags which, while
fighting, interlocked their antlers so
tenaciously that they could not separ
ate them, find both starved to death. Is
paralleled by the following swan story,
told by a correspondent of tbe Londov
The Incident was described to me by
a friend who heard It from the lips of
the man who saw It My friend's In
formant a laboring man, passed on his
way to work every morning a pond or
which were swans.
One morning he saw a swan with
its head under water, no unusual
thing, so he thought nothing of it The
next morning the bird was in exactly
the same place am. position. Still, that
was not remarkable, and he passed on.
On tbe third morning, seeing the
swan In precisely the same position, be
called the attention of the keeper to K.
The keeper proceeded to examine, and
found that tbe swan's head had been
swallowed by a large pike. Both, of
course, were dead.
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"In my search for bits of life which
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cherry in his glass. "I seised with avid
Ity on on that came to me yesterday
In a letter from a relative in a distant
town. I may say, by the way, that
don't approve of letters from relatives
they have to be answered.
"The town Is the one I was born in
ind, set In a waste of family affairs
like an oasis, tbe letter told about the
death of a woman whom I remember,
I never 'made her acquaintance. She
was a widow and lived with her spins
ter daughter, and I believe tbe first
man to enter their house was the doc
tor who attended her In her last illness.
They kept a big and savage dog for
protection, and they rarely left the
little yard which surrounded the house.
All the work on tbe premises they did
themselves, even to cutting the grass
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"They kept no servants, and yet thev
were not poor. The postman rarely
called. It was Isolation complete and
I was Informed by tbe letter tlu.
widow a lea last week, and It seems
that she left instructions for a funeral.
One of the local ministers was asked to
read the burial service, and my corre
spondent tells me that the daughter
was the only other attendant except
the pall bearers. Had she relatives at
all or friends anywhere? I do not
"The pall bearers were her trades
menthe butcher, the baker, the gro
wer and tbe cool dealer who had sup
plied her wants.
Her tradesmen were tbe pall bear
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asked curiously: "Would not Balzac
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Emperor William is one of the two
European monarchs who delights in a
learty handshake. He has a strong
rip and the person honored by him
with a clasp of the band Is apt to re
neniber the dignity thrust upon him.
William usually kisses royal hands.
(Vhen be visits or is visited by a mon
arch be kisses blm three times on each
heek. Under no circumstances will
Ptans Joseph of Austria shako bands
with anybody except brother sover
dgns. A nod and kindly smile is all
le ever vouchsafes tbe most dlstln
rulshed of his subjects. Nicholas of
Russia shakes bands with no none but
fellow-monarch. Relatives be kisses
n the forehead. Every one who
xmes to see the King of Italy finds a
landshake and hearty greeting If the
ting likes him. Humbert is a demo-
ratlc king. Sweden's king does not
Jke official handshaking and rarely
Ives one of his ministers his hand.
When he Is off the throne and free to
3e himself, he Is different however,
ind shakes hands as heartily as one
f his own subjects. Only with rela
Jves will Queen Victoria shake hands.
3utslde her own family she occasion
illy gives ber hand to be kissed. The
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jo shake bands, and always offers bis
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The Yale Record reports that "an un
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some choice specimens to the Pea body
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Cities" some water from "all's well,"
the rollers from tbe "shades of even
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