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DON'T LOOK FOR FLAWS.
Don't look for flaws as you go through life;
And even when you find them
It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind,
And look for tho virtue behind them.
For the cloudiest night has a hiut of the
Somewhere in its shadows hiding;
It is better fur to hunt for a star
, Than the spots on the sun abiding.
The current life runs every way
To the bosom of Hod's great ocean;
Don't set your force 'gainst tho river's
And think to alter its motion.
Don't wate a mine on the universe;
Remember it lived before you;
Don't butt at the storm with your puny
But bend and let it fly o'er you.
The world will never adjust itself
To suit your whim to t'ie loiter:
Some things must go wrong your whole life
And the sooner you know it the better.
It is folly to fijjht with the Infinite,
And go under at la.it in the wrestle;
The vier man shapes info tind's plan
As the water slianiM into the vissel.
Ella W heeler Wilcox, in l'rogresaivc
a etc & ec?3 ?s mee o
I THE imiW WAY. 1
W, Hy rLlU.PETH MASON- ,;!
f!?XM WKBtil) v J) CS&0
' "Merry an American!" ga;:pd Pou
"I cprtair.ly shouldn't if I didn't
want to," Bald t';o American.
"Think of being disposed of liko so
much merchandize," vailed Penelope.
"Exactly what I raid when I over
heard the plan," he said.
"Tell me what they said," com
"It's an unpleasant tliinrr to talk
about," pleaded the American, "but
I fait that you ou?!it to know. It
seemed surh a pity for you to be im
posed upon " '
"To say nothing of you " Pene
lope's mind reverted to tho pretty
American girl, also a guest of thn
Walts, in whose company she had
first Been th!3 young man two days
"Don't consider me," said the
American coolly. "It waa this way.
I came upon Mrs. Walt and your aunt
last night talking over your affairs
and I listened because well, I list
ened, anyway. Your auni was savins
that you had lost your father and that
well there wa3 a rather largo
family of you "
"Exactly," murmured Penelope as
lie hesitated, "and she probably men
tioned how we scrimp to get along"
"And how sad it was," he pursued,
"that you were so well born that it
would be a kind of dlEgrace for you
to marry an ordinary sort of per
"And so poor, finished Penelope,
"that no extraordinary person would
marry me anyway."
The American turned away as Pen
elope shook the tears of Indignation
from her lashes.
"And Mrs. Walt," he went on hur
riedly, "said that I was the very per
son to fill the breach. She told how
I had made niy money, and who my
people were (It's astonishing what
these ladles carry In their minds),
and between them they agreed to put
a match through."
"How dreadful," wailed Penelope,
crimson with mortification.
"I have a plan which I think might
work," suggested the American, help
fully, "under one condition."
, Penelope looked up eagerly.
"On condition that, aside from this
acheme, you don't find me personally
"Oh, no," said Penelope, with In
"Then why won't It he wise," said
the American, smiling down at her,
"for us to seem to humor these match
making ladies. They will see to it
that we sit next to one another at tho
table and that we are thrown togeth
er as much as possible. Now, instead
of letting It make you unhappy, you
can be us friendly as you wish to me
without the least fear of my taking
advantage of you. The ladies will be
put In good humor, you and I will
have some very pleasant times, and
when it's over you can simply go back
iiome and marry an Englishman."
"How kind of you," said Penelope,
gratefully. She and the American
shook hands upon the bargain.
Two weeks at a house party Is
worth a month of ordinary meetings
for making two peoplo friends, and
the bond which existed between Pene
lope and the American went far to
ward helping things out. It was de
lightful to watch the movements of
the scheming ladies in their behalf,
and when they were adroitly left
alone,, to laugh ft, these efforts to
gether, with a perfect understanding
of the whole situation. The two were
neighbors at dinner, as the American
had prophesied, and wnen the party
motored, Penelope sat beside tho
American as he drove his car. Little
foy little, astonishing as it may seem,
Penalope. entirely forgot about the
contract. She forgot to notice the
match making ladies. And she for
got, that Americans in general had
keen considered objectionable. And
she entirely forgot that on the day of
her arrival she had found the Ameri
can and the pretty girl of his own
race apparently great friends. ,
But ono morning, the last she was
to spend at the Walts', she had a
slight headache and did not get down
to breakfast. Later when she did
come down she found that the Ameri
cans had gone to walk together. The
sun, which had been bright enough
before, clouded suddenly. Penelope's
headache also began to tie much
worse than she had thought It was.
Bhe crept bad; to her room and
Jocked the door. Then she sat down
oeiore ner mirror ana stared at a
rather pale reflection In the glass.
"Why, ot course," said Penelope,
miserably. "He was Barry for mo
and he made thtt arrangement to
help me out. She knows all about It,
and that's why she hasn't minded."
After a little while Penelope was
guilty of another wall ot dismay.
"I wish," she said, "that he hadn't
told me I wish he'd never overheard
anything. Perhaps if we hadn't
known, and they had thrown us to
gether like this, he would have
lilted me." But afterward Penelope
cried, for she reflected that no man
with such pretty countrywomen of his
own would be in the least likely to
care for a Bhy little English girl.
When Penelope came down in her
tailored suit to go away, the Ameri
can met her In the hall. He looked
"How's your Headache?" ho asked.
"It's all right, thank you," said
Tenelope, trying to smile.
' "Come here a moment," said the
American nbTuptly. He pushed open
tho library door. Penelope's aunt,
who was about to descend the stairs,
"It really doesn't bother me
much,'' repented Penelope, as tho
American continued to look anxiously
Rt her. "Did did you have n pleas
ant walk?" she went on, striving to
::peak quite politely.
"Walk? Oh, yo3, "'murmured the
Americau. "I suppose our walks are
over for all time. Mias Penelope. Aro
yon glad you're going back home to
There whs a stiushig srntatlon be
hind Penelope's blue eyes, and ns she
put up her handkerchief to relieve It,
quite suddenly she found herself Fob
bing against the American's shoulder.
"I've wanted you since I first saw
yon, but I could not let yen like mo
except by your own free will," he
said earnestly. "But, Penelope, If
you do ami if you would marry au
"When I said I wouldn't," mur
mured Penelope, "I didn't know how
nice they are."
But tho match makers still protest
it wag all their work. Boston Post.
ci - - Of
Longevity is most frequent in coun
tries of low birth rate.
A bushel of grain will make four
and one-half gallons of spirits or
twenty-seven gallons of beer.
Within five years Uruguay will
have 140,000 olive trees, capable of
producing 2,000,000 pounds of olives
and 60,000 gallons of oil.
On the farms of England last year
there were 1,494,0S9 horses em
Because horses are scarce In Mada
gascar, a troop ot native cavalry, used
for scouting, has been mounted on
Sanitary conditions in Berlin have
so improved in thirty years that the
average life ot a citizen is now nine
years longer than it was then. It is
In August tho country's Imports of
human hair wcro valued at $158,464.
There is no duty on this class of mer
chandise. In the absence of any form of cen
sus the population of Morocco is es
timated as between 8,000,000 and
10,000,000. The great majority live
In the interior.
Immigration in Venezuela In 1008
was 42 SO; emigration, 3979.
Sunflower seeds are used as food
by Russian peasants; the bulk of the
crop is used for feeding animals. The
crop for 1908 amounted to 676,000
tons. The sunflower seed oil is used
In the Russian army the death rate
each year is almost equaled by the
number ot desertions.
The Department of Agriculture and
Commerce In Japan is being prevailed
upon to grant a sparrow destroying
subsidy, as In some parts of this dis
trict the English sparrow is becoming
a post, having devoured tje rice crop.
The Salvation Army was estab
lished in 1865 by General Booth.
A botanist in Chile has found a
plant on the mountains and table
lands which yields a good quality of
rubber. It is claimed as a special ad
vantage 'that extracting the sap docs
not injure tho plant.
The Dion-Bouton automobile fac
tory, Puteaux, France, has built what
It terms "the theatrical car of the
future." This Is on automobile suf
ficiently commodious to carry a com
pany of about twelve persons, with
room for the baggage on top.
The total number of persons em
ployed at mines and at the quarries
of the United Kingdom during 1907
was 1,060,034. Of the 972,220 per
sons employed at mines 776,456
worked underground and 195,764
above ground, Of the latter 6SGl"
Should be Distributed
A Ben Who Inherits Money Inherits a Curse,
By Andrew Carnegie.
Tin nrnhlivm of our nee is
I that the ties of 'brotherhood mny still hind together the rich and
I I the poor In harmonious relationship. There Is only one mode of
using great loriunes. inai is one uy wmuu iuo buiimuo -
of the few becomes the property of the many, and by which this
wealth passing through tho hands of the few can "be made a
more potent fore? for the elevation or ine race uimi u
in small stuns to the people themselves. The millionaire is but tt trustee for
the r-inan of en,th Bllmll(1 ibocome, after providing moderately for tfie
legtUmate wants ot those dependent upon him, the mere trustee and agent for
his poorer brethren, bringing to their servlco his superior wisdom, experience
and ability to administer, doing for them better than thoy would or could do
for themselves. ' , , ,
Wise men will soon conclude that, for the best Interests of their families
and of the state, bequests to their descendants are fin Improper use of their
means. Bovond providing for tho wlfo nnd daughters moderate sources ot
Incomes and very moderate allowances, if any, for the sons, men may well
hesitate. Tho thoughtful man must shortly say; "I would as soon leave to
niv son a curse as the almighty dollar." He must admit to himself that It 13
not the-welfare of the children but the family pride which inspires these
legacies. . .
Rich men have It in their power during their lives to busy themselves in
organizing benefactions from which the masses of their follows will derive
lastliiK advantage and thus dignify their own lives. In many eases a mans
bequests nve so used as to becomo nii)iimn"Mts to his folly. The day Is not
fur distant when the man who dies l-wviu-? behind him millions of available
wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away
"unwopt, unhonored and unsung." Of such tho public verdict will be, I no
man who dies thus rich, dies disgraced."
It is as Important In nd-nlni-terlng wealth ft in any other branch or a
man's'work, that he should be eniu'tKiasilrolly devoted to It pnd fool that in
the field selected his work lies. In bestowing charity. the main consideration
should be to help these who will help themselves. Neither the Individual nor
tho race 13 improved by almsgiving. Tho free library is the best gift that can
,e Riven to a community, provided the community will accept and maintain
as a public Institution as much a pnrt of the city property os Its public
schools, nnd Indeed as an adjunct to these. It is reserved for very few to
found universities. More pood is henceforth to bo accomplished by adding
to and extending those in existence.
I have summed uip my principles of dvin In tho Trust Deed for tno
benefit of the Carnegie Institution at Washington, D. C in which I sola I
deemed it to foe my duty nnd one of my highest privileges to administer tne
wealth that has come to ime, as a trustee In behalf of others, and entertained
the confident belief that one of the best means of discharging that trust is
bv providing funds for Improving nnd extending the opportunity for study and
research in our countrw Moroovpv I pave mv trustees full power to modiry
the conditions aud regulations nnder which tho trust Is dispensed, so that thes
shall always toe applied In the manner best adapted to the changed condition!
of tho time. From The Delineator.
By John D. Koclcefeller.
HAVE hoped that, through my giving I should be able to neip
establish effloienoy in giving, so that hereafter wealth may be
used to reach farther aud deeper In meeting the needs of human
ity. To promote comWnatlon In charitable work has been ray
aim for many years. If a combination to do business Is effective
in saving waste nnd in getting better results, why Is not com
Wnntinn tar nnro imnnrtant in philanthropic work? The gTeat
value of dealing with an organization which knows all the facts and can best
decide just where tho help can he applied to the -best advantage, long experi
ence has proved to me. Because one does not believe In promiscuous giving is
a reason for upholding the charity organization society of one's own com
munity, which denls Justly nnd humanly with the needy. Today the whole
machinery of benevolence is conducted upon more "or less haphazard prm-
clples. Good men and women are wearing out their lives in raising money
to Bustaln Institutions which are conducted toy more or less unskilled methods.
Why should not the money that a man gives to humanity bo put in a
trust in the same way as tho money ho frives to his children? You safe
guard a fortune for your children; you do not put It into the hands of an inex
perienced person. Why not be as careful with the money you lay aside for
the .benefit of the people? A trust should he established a benevolence trust
with directors whose life-work it is to make a study and a (business of giving
properly and efficiently.
The following principles we observe In our giving:
1. We give through or to an orgnnlzntlon that knows the facts.
2. We are careful not to duplicate effort, not to Inaugurate new charities
In fields already covered, but to encourage and enlarge work already suc
3. The best philanthropy Is a Bearch for the cause of evils nnd an attempt
to cure those evils at their source, an attempt to nourish civilization at its
root, to teach health, righteousness, and happiness.
4.. We direct our giving to nntlonnl and international philanthropies
rather thnn to answering individual appeals, or to appeals of local charities
which ought usually to be supported by the citizens of the locality.
6. We insist on written appeals for funds tersely yet fully presented, In
order to secure a careful consideration of th worth of the object appealed for.
G. We frequently make our gifts conditional on the giving or others, In
order to rlng the need before many people, to urge uion them their respon
oiwmtr otirt tn mnt tho nimritv in thn nffpct.lona of many.- Money given for
rharitJ ahmiM io cn clvpn as to hoMi
philanthropy Is an Investment of money, time or effort to expand the resources
at hand and to give employment to people at a remunerative wage where
it did not before exist. From the Delineator.
In Praise gf American Women
By Marie CorelH.
VERICAN women in London are recognized as a force in our
Jk. I "TTngllsh social life. There Is hardly any society functions of lm
r"L I portance which Is not graced and enlivened by the presence of
some iriinani Amerran wumvu,
Our golden youths, whose gold Is sometimes apt to be rather
scarce, are always ready to fall prostrate at the feet of ever?
American heiress, but we must occasionally give them credit for
first falling victims to the charm of tho American woman's personality rather
than her dollars, for charm there always is In American women.
Like other women, the same emotions move her as moved Mother Eve,
but differently. She Is absolutely original. She Is not the daughter of an
ancient kingdom, rich in history, literature and tradition, which felt the hand
of the Roman conqueror before tho Christian era. She has arisen, as it
were, suddealy and miraculously, liko Venus. She is tho offspring ot a land of
liberty, a young country teeming with impetuous, untried Ideas. She Is always
fascinating and interesting. I have never come across a dull one.
Some witty person has said that dullness is the only unpardonable crime.
It Is a crime an American woman Is never guilty of. She sparkles nnd scin
tillates like a diamond where .women of many other nations with beautiful
Jewels in their way forget to phine.
I elieve President Taft's recent confession that his wire rules Ihim is tes
timony from this clever man as to his wife's ability and discernment. It Is
truly a greater triumph for American womanhood than If ho had gained suf
frage. It proves that Mrs. Taft, and not Taft, is the ruler of the greatest Re
public in tho world.
Courtesy to women is a special vogue with many American men. They
hare a way of making things pleasant for women. There was but one woman
on the Mayflower. She was the darling of the Pilgrims and they tried their
ibest to be sweet and kind to her. Therefore all descendants of those Pilgrims
have been chivalrous since.
Wanted no Mistake.
Little fonr-year-old Charlie ha?
new neighbors of whom he has 'be
como quite fond a Dr. Abingdon,
wife, and five-year-old daughter who,
like an old-time playmate of Char
He's, is named Dorothy.
The other night Charlie made a re
vision of his prayers, making tho ad
dition. "God bless Dr. Abingdon, Mr3.
Abingdon, and Dorothy." After mak
ing his plea he hopped into his trun
dle bed and prepared for sleep. His
tnother, watching him, thought the
Sandman had surely come until Char
lie suddenly leaped out of bed and
the ironer administration of "wealtnt
Charity Are Unskilful
Tieonlo to helo themselves. Tho besM
fell again on his knees.
"Oh Goi." he ex61aimed, "I want
you to hies Dorothy Abingdon, not
And then he went to sleep satis
fied. New' York Times.
At a recent exhibition cf women's
work in London there were exhibited
five Eafety razors invented 'by wom
en. It was not until 182C that Govern
ment lotteries were abandoned in
MARRIAGE IS POPULAR.
But the Wonder Is That Nlnc-tenthi
of Them Still Hold Good.
Answering the query, Why so many
divorces? Life offers six answers:
First, because of the decline ot au
thority. Everybody In the country
wants to be bis own boss, and Is so,
as far as possible. Nobody wants to
obey unless obedience matches in
clination. Second, because there are
so many more ways than there were
a generation ago for a woman to
make a living. Third, because the
price of living is so high. Men aban
don their wives in shocking numbers
because the job of maintenance is
heavy and they get tired of It. Fourth,
because women require much more
and give less than they did a genera
tion ngo. They have been carefully
endowed by law In most Stales with
rights and privileges proper to inde
pendence. Fifth, because distractions
have greatly Increased in American
life irt a generation. Sixth, church
Influences, for the time being, are
weaker than they used to be, and
dramatic Influences are more per
ybsIvo; church influences favor con
tinuity In marriage; dramatic influ
ences favor variety. There are plenty
more reasons, but six are enough.
The wonder is that, in the face of
such convincing reasons as these,
about nine marriages In every ten still
hold good. All things considered,
marriage seems incorrigibly popular
even in this restless and progressive
country. The united state being dif
ficult and expenslvo to achieve, it ie
had business for those who have at
tained to It to relapse back Into the
condition of the untied.
Tho Shelley LcgeiuL
, Most Englishmen, then frightened
by the Terror, thought that Atheism,
Republicanism iand what we now call
Free Love were all symptoms of a
new kind of wickedness which threat
ened to destroy society. They were
only too glad to make an example of
Shelley as a mdnster in whom all
these symptoms were united; while
he himself, condemned as consistent
In vice, was the more firmly convinced
of his consistency in virtue. After
his death, when the fears cansed by
the French Revolution died away and
his music began to enchant the world,
the old legend of a Shelley with horns
and a tall gave way to a new one of a
Shelley with wings and a halo. This
has been accepted even by his de
tractors, and Matthew Arnold made
skilful use of it when he called him
a beautiful and Ineffectual angel,
beating in the void his luminous
vlnga in vain. . . , lam not pre
pared to emasculate him thus. I
treat him as a human being, and try
to prove that he was one. Interesting
because of his very imperfections, he
cause of tho ceaseless struggle of his
not omnipotent will ... I have
criticised him freely because I believe
that oil men, even the greatest, are
Imperfect in all thlng3, nnd that un
less we understand the nature of their
imperfection wo cannot understand
the nature of their greatness. Mr.
Rnbblts In District of Columbia.
Anacostta and the southeastern
suburbs of the District are overrun
by rabbits, and unless the Police De
partment overlooks some of the po
lice regulations and gives the resi
dents permission to fire a few shots
into the swarms ot animals it is
feared the vegetation will be de
stroyed Until November 1 tho police game
regulations prohibited tho shooting
of rabbits and exposing them for sale
or having them In possession, thus
protecting tho animals which have
caused so much havoc. Another po
lice regulation offers them additional
The regulations stipulate that no
gun or pistol can bo fired In any sec
tion of the District within 600 yards
of the public road, school, church or
residence. In certain sections of Con
gress Heights only can a location be
found that is 500 yards from a resi
dence. As the rabbits do not frequent
this section, but confine their habita
tion to the moro densely populated
quarters, tho police cannott givo a per
mit to the residents to fire it the al
leged pests. Washington Post.
Subordinate Themselves to Fashion.
Charles Bruce-Winston, an English
actor who has left the stage to take
charge of a dressmaking firm, says
that women make the great mistake
of subordinating themselves to fash
ion instead of "binding fashion to
their chariot wheels." Actresses, he
thinks, are the beEt dressed women,
because, whllo they sometimes over
dress, they at least study what suits
them and pay attention to "those tiny
and apparently insignificant points
which make the differenco between a
charmingly and a badly dressed
The stage, he thinks, has a great
eSict on dress, but the good is oftaa
nullified because the woman who tries
to copy the dress sho has seen tin the
stago has failed to mark the details,
noting only the general effect so the
dress la a failure. New York
To Thread a Needle With Wool.
Although it is almost Impossible to
draw wool through tho, eye of an
ordinary needle, however largo the
latter may be, the needle can some
times he threaded with fine wool, it
cotton is used as a "'decoy." Botlt
end3 of a piece of cotton should be
passed through the eye until only a
short loop remains, the end of the
wool being then run through the loop
and the whole gently pulled through
the eye of the needle. San Francisco
Call. ' - '
Road Work Fo. France.
In his report to the Mayor of New
fork on the Internationa: Road Con
gress at Paris, to which ho was a del
egate, Chief Engineer Nelson P.
Lewis, of the New York City Board of
Estimate and Apportionment, refers
to the French road organization In the
"The French highway system has
been In evolution. The work of con
struction and maintenance In entirely
under tho control of tho Engineers ot
Bridges and Roads, a thoroughly
trained corps of technical men consti
tuting what 13 probably the gi?atest
engineering organization in the
world. All of the roads In commk,,
department or city are under tbevr
jurisdiction. There Is no conflicting
nuthprity, no diversity of policy or
method in contiguous departments or
communes. The results have been so
striking that the nationalization of
highway work has lately been advo
cated in Groat F.ritain. This policy Is
In marked contrast to that prevailing
in this country, and especially in the
city of New York, where In five bor
oughs there are five distinct highway
bureaus entirely Independent of each
other, each ono of which has its own
organization, its own methods ot ad
ministration nnd Its own standards of
work. The French system of nation
alization might not be adapted to the
conditions existing In this country,
but that system has resulted in
France in the best built and perhaps
the most thoroughly maintained
highways In the world, whllo In this
city there is palpable waste of ener
gy, material and money, and the re
sults are by common consent unsatis
factory. This Is not intended as a
condemnation of what wo do at home
and an exaltation ot what is done
abroad. We have heard quite enough
of that. Street maintenance In Paris
Is expensive, although it la very thor
ough, while some excellent work is
feeing done in this city; but with a
tetter organiaatlon, more co-operation
and more Intelligent Investiga
tion, vast Improvements could be ef
fected." In speaking of highway adminis
tration in the French capital, Mr.
Lewis says that the conspicuous fea
ture is "the constant Investigation
and experiment which Is being car
ried on by trained experts. Analyti
cal investigation of the composition
of pavements, Instituted by M. Buffet,
Engineer of Roads and Bridges, in
1868, has developed into tho present
municipal laboratory, which has con
stantly extended the field of its tests
and studies until to-day it is undoubt
edly the finest in existence. Appara
tus for testing resistance of paving
materials tf wear by friction was in
stalled in 1863, and in 1873 there
was added a machine for testing the
resistance to abrasion of stone used
In macadam roads. A special drilling
machine is in use for testing the
thickness and the degree of compres
sion of asphalt pavements. This ma
chine makes a round hole only one
and three-eighths inches in diameter,
which Is simply and effectively re
filled without mutilation of the pave
ment. Constant experiments areJn
progress to determine the lifo ot this
material and the forces which con
tribute to its destruction. In order
that these problems may be most ef
fectively studied, the laboratory
makes use of an artificial 'rotter,' by
means of which the action of these
forces and elements can be intensified
and their effects studied. In Paris,
as elsewhere, the difficulty of main
taining pavements on streets contain
ing surface railway tracks has been
apparent, and there has been in use
since 1905 a device for testing the
flexure of rails under the traffic of the
cars which they are designed to ac
commodate and that of vehicles which
follow them. Appliances for sprink
ling and cleaning the pavements have
received much attention. This work
is considered a part of the street
maintenance, although in the case ot
pavements other than macadam this
expense is kept separately, as al
ready indicated." Good Roads Mag
azine. Impure Air nnd Wrinkles,
Some recent writers on the subject
of wrinkles hold that the air in our
rooms should be changed three times
every hour. The skin owes Its beauty
to the nerves which control the fine
blood vessels of the surface, whose
work lends glow and clearness to th9
Tho nerves In turn owe their sen
sitiveness to the air, which is our
chief nutriment, ' inhaled by gallons
hourly, and should be puro and in
vigorating. When the nerves are
deadened by close air the fine muscles
lose their tone, the tissue of the facJ
shrinks and these shrinkages beconitl
wrinlrlpa T.nmlnn dlnhn - 1
Marriage nt Sea.
Captain J. W. Winter, of the TJrit
lsh steamer Stowford, was married
yesterday at sea oft Algiers.
He had arranged to meet his
fiancee. Miss MAry Eliza Duncan,
sister of the first officer, to be married
at Algiers, but the vessel was sud
denly ordered to Valparaiso. There
was no time for the ceremony on1
land, so the English chaplain, the!
Rev. A. P. Brownyn, the acting Con
sul and Mrs. Graham Bailed out in
the Stowford. The ceremony . was
performed five miles out at sea.
London Dally Mall.