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I Of Interest to Eadp Readers- i GOOD CHEETL Have you had a kindness shown? ! Pass it on. t 'Twas not given for you alone- I Pass it on. I Let it travel down the years, Iet it wipe another's tears, I Till in heaven the deed appears, Pass it on. I HEART PROMPTINGS. ? I want fxl to send her some flowers For 'tis just two years today Since. th little ones were. taken : Fmm my neighbor over the wav i. ru'- J"hn said, "What yood would It do J her; And wliy brinp up the pnst?" ; lie was sure "he" "wouldn't want flow- ). , ers. ' ! So 1 gave it up at last. ' Men often think us foolish : To do the;e "useless'' thing's; j. But if they call us "angels," They fhould not clip our wings. , There is something- that tells us to do them A feci in pr we can't resist; Perhaps it' we pave up doing-. : There' d he something- lost and missed. And I en n't help feeling; the Master j Slill speaks tor us now, as when j He defend oil those simple women ! Before the wiser men. -As when, all worn and weary, j With hours in field and street, That woman's tears provided t ' The water for His feet. I All saw that He was slighted; et the nieii who loved Him. too, Might have whispered, "Useless, fool ish." Had they known what she would do. Lut that woman's sudden impulse, With love's unerring- aim Went straight to th, heart of Jesus, And her deed to blessed fame. And again, when His soul was heavy j With the burden of unshared woe, . Wouiide-d by those who loved Him. As well as by open foe, Oim heart a woman's answered With an act that met His need. And Heaven and Earth still witness To the fiag-ranee of her deed. Hut by some of His own disciples It was judfred in angry haste: "The pixr mig-ht have had the money, To what purpose all this waste?" "She hath donu what she could," lie answered. an-swered. "Hath wroug-ht a pood work on Me; Ar.d this she hath done, in- My Gospel, Her endless memorial shall be." And then, although sadly "useless," Or.e voice a -woman' s-rose For "that ju.--t Man" forsaken, liefora His bitter foe?. And ail the Way of Sorfows Line's fearless protest came From that noble band of women To whom He spake by name. K mund the cross of their Master, They stood to the very end. '"You can do no pood." was whispered, 1 oubtles.-. by many a friend. Yet from His cross He saw them. And Mary, standing- there, Ib-nrd His own voice commit her To John's protecting care. "Nay. do not go to the garden." Their friends, iti kindness, said; But the women followed, weeping. And saw where He was laid. "It was useless to jrather spices What pood would the. ointment be? The tomb is sealed and guarded. Tlure is only the stone to see." Put the women's stror.ir devotion lnjpelled their -;iper feet To haste, in the early dawning, With spices and ointment sweet. Had they -stayed and checked their feelings. feel-ings. Ah. think cf the untold loss! For they were the iirst to see Him Who died for them on the cross. Love speaks with a simple language, liut speak it must and will. And our Lord doth set His snnction On its U-Ciier promptings still. Ik- has gone Himself to heaven. Hut He lives in His own today 1 think I will sind those flowers To my neighbor over the way. F., in Parish Visitor. STUDYING AST IN PARIS. There are hundreds of American pirls study ins art In the Latin quarter 'f Paris. The majority of these are ht, many of them are ill, all of them overworked. A few succeed. Three different ways of living have been adopted by this colony cf students: ik- is to sl(K'i in a studio or furnialiu-d i.x.:n and go to small restaurants in the neighborhood for meals; another is to stay at the American Girls' club in the Rue Cheoreuse, and the third is t board wifh a French family. In :: h case the average cost a month, is ab.-.ut The life like nothing- in the United States, for what in New York, Chicago .-r any of the- large cities would be a t-nement house, in price and surrour.d-ric surrour.d-ric in Paris is an old studio, under a (rumbling red tilevi roof. It has a balcony reached by an uncertain stairway stair-way from the court below, where the . eor.'.-ierge- clatters about in wooden s-a- b.'ts, brushing away the autumn leaves that have drifted in from a nar garden gar-den whose odors come on. the damp, misty air of Paris that filters into the vi-'rs cf and pi Si?e:-ses men, making them, from one generation to another, c mmit every folly, every -sacrifice for Ml. IT IS A BITTER LIFE. Studios may be rented in the Latin (in art er at all prices from $100 to $350 a year, but for no less time than a y.-ar. Several rooms and a kitchen are included for the higher price, but for tl:-- more modest sums giri's content themselves with a small balcony at one end of the ateiVr, which they arrange as a bedroom and manage to keep in order with the aid of a femms de menage, me-nage, who charges 7 cents an hour for her services as chambermaid. The w inter days daw n cold and damp in Paris and the American etudent has 'i-iiher a furnace, register nor steam heat, nor running- hot water to dis-L-uise the fact; art is preceded by d-:!.-."tic duties; she makes a fire on ris-:i:g; ris-:i:g; she heats water; through the door s'i" slips in a pmall bottle of milk, two Ij a U;;inn.uw e piece ui uuut-i , lei i ) the stairway at an early hour, and wii"i scime coffee which she extracts 2' "in a cupboard full of paints, brush---. canvas, trpentine and groceries sine j-:"'-;ares her morning; meal at a cost of T cents. I Innumerable Americans whose day has begun in this way assemble together to-gether with Russian, Swedish, German f j .nl French girls, between S and 9' I "V-kick, at the different schools which are open all day and all evening. The j i ni". popular of these are Julian's, j 'olaros.ii's and Villi's where tlie best ' French masters criticise once or twice '. I a wok. The average cost for drawing r painting in the life classes Is $6 a month for the mornings, afternoons or evenings, SS or $9 for any two classes. The Whistler's school is for painting only, and it is imjjostdble to enter It for less than throe months at a cost of $28. Raphael! Collin, Courtois and Da-guan Da-guan Houveret aJso have private ( lasses which are more expensive. The models pose for fifty minutes, rest for ten and at the end of the morning seance the students make their way to one of the cheap restaurants of the quarter, where they lunch for about 20 cents; item for example: Napkin, 1 cent: beefsteak, 8 cents; bread, 2 cents; potatoes, 4 centsffi dessers or coffee, 4 cents; fee, 1 cent. Total, 20 cents. Some of these places are frequented by masons, teamsters, workmen of all sons. The marble-topped, tables, surrounded sur-rounded by small, straight-backed chairs, are nailed to a wooden lloor sprinkled over with sawdust. The American takes her place side by side with a miller or a countryman in a blue blouse and eals tough meat and greasy soup from coarse, thick china, unwilling' even to admit that she is making sacrifices sac-rifices for art. The most popular of the restaurants is "Hena-ietteV In the Rue Leopold IlobeiL Henriette lias studied, the Z ? of American girls and built at te "?a5k of er shop a. pavilion where the light shines down on a clean stone tiled, floor, neat tables- with bouquets at either end and around the walla some amusing frescoes painted by two American! Amer-ican! art students, Henriette is the friend of all her customers. She serves the meals, chatting about art, philosophy, philoso-phy, tne weather and later stands at the door wi'tlh a slate, where se writes in. chalk lists of what her patronesses have eaten, taken from their dictation. Many of the girls return to the schools in the afternoons, but those who have studios generally work alone or share a model with friends. Models are expensive, ex-pensive, $3 a week for children, $4 or ?5 for a man or woman for the mornings morn-ings or afternoons. Canvas and paints are also expensive and a fire is a ne-J cessity where models will not pose with-! out. These things far more than food and lodging augment the expense of studying art in Paris. It is at tea time, between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, that the American Amer-ican Girls' club plays a role in most of the students' lives. Six years ago the' club was organized by an American woman, wife of the ambassador to! France at that time, who after four! years in Paris, determined upon thisj as a remedy for some of the evils of ill-1 health and discouragement resulting I from the homelessness of American girl students in the Latin quarter. A library li-brary and a restaurant were rmpnori ' to all American women; furnished rooms in an agreeable old house built about a garden were offered from $4 to $S a month, including free use of two large, well-heated drawing rooms and a tea room, where every afternoon in the year any American woman in Paris may have as much tea and as much bread and butter as she wants, at the kind hospitality of the founder and patroness of the club. The restaurant is a warm, pleasant room, the meals are wholesome and cheap, but two forms of self-abuse seem to be common to all women students stu-dents and breadwinners one is overwork over-work and. the other is gradual starvation. starva-tion. Nine American girls have gone crazy in the Latin quarter because they worked all day and all evening -and ate one miserable meal a -day and a great many free cups of tea in place of dinner. din-ner. For 60 cents a day a girl may be well fed at the club; most of the girls never spend more than 40 cents for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are no restrictions for entering. Any unmarried American woman who wishes to study art or music in any of it9 branches may stay at the club. She has the sympathetic companionship of compatriots, who are working toward the same end as herself; she has the protection and kindly interest 'of a devoted de-voted American woman, directress, as well as comfortable surroundings for a price necessarily minimum, in an organization or-ganization which does not even cover its expenses. For S30 a month it is possible to live in a French family and have the opportunity op-portunity of hearing French spoken. This price, in any way of living, means a small room, probably looking out on a small courtyard, where the sun never shines and an entire absence of luxury and in many cases even of comfort. Thus the disadvantages of student life in the Latin quarter are the temptation temp-tation to neglect health; the danger, where no restrictions are placed, of wasting time and finding too late what might have been discovered in America, Amer-ica, that the talent possessed is insufficient insuf-ficient to justify the pursuit of an artistic, ar-tistic, career; and, lastly, an increasing carelessness and indifference to all conventionalities, resulting from the freedom of all responsibility or obligation obliga-tion toward an older generation. THE COMPLEXION" IN WINTER Directly the winds begin to blow, and frost and snow appear, many complexions com-plexions become rough and unsightly, espaciany it metre is tne siigntest tendency ten-dency to eczema, or if the skin is particularly par-ticularly thin and sensitive. A clear complexion is a great attraction, and to preserve it end to keep the skin free from pimples and all kinds of eruptions should be a great consideration. After marriage many girls feels an utter disregard dis-regard for their personal appearance, but when lines and wrinkles mar their beauty, making them look older than their years, they become discontented and fly to art to endeavor to make up for the lost youthful complexion lost only fcr want of a little care and attention. at-tention. For the preservation of the skin, scrupulous cleanliness must be ob-s-orved. Sunshine and fresh air are also a great consideration. Naturally good health insures a clear complexion; but sometimes the skin suffers from eruption, erup-tion, roughness and discoloration, without with-out the health being affected in any way. The face should be washed with warm water and a superfatted soap at night, and in the morning, cold water. When the skin, is sen-sitive and particularly par-ticularly during the winter a little of equal parts of lanoline and oil of sweet almonds, rubbed on and removed with a soft towel before wetting the face, effectually removes all dust and dirt, and cold water gives tone to the muscles and prevents the skin becoming becom-ing relaxed and wrinkled. Red rough hands are most unsightly, and unfortunately, as the cold weather advances, many suffer frcm them. The chief causs is omitting to dry the hands thoroughly after washing them; strongly strong-ly scented soaps, too, are greatly to blame. Choose a good superfatted soap, and add a te-aspoonful of glycerine and borax to the water. Soap the hands thoroughly, use a nail brush and pumice stone, wipe dry, then powder with fine oatmeal, and if there is a tendency already to redness, apply equal parts lemon juice and glycerine before the oatmeal. Wipe off the superfluous super-fluous powder with a soft toweil. For those unsightly patches which appear round the mouth in winter. equal parts- of oxide .of zinc ointment and vaseline quick??,- cures. Children are frequently troubled so, and as it spreads in a very short time, the ointment oint-ment should be applied directly there is the slightest indication of redness, and a dose -of magnesia given for a few mornings Early hours and simple diet are both great aids in preserving the complexion. complex-ion. Soft water does not cause the skin to Income coarse like hard does, therefore there-fore add a little glycerine, borac acid, or a water softener, prepared by most chemists or keep a bag of oatmeal in the water jug. Eczema is very troublesome. What In to be considered is how to preserve and keep the skin smooth during winter. First, always thoroughly dry the fa.ee with a soft towel; second, apply an emollient before wetting the face in the morning; third, wash with warm water and soap at night. Which home beco'mes most endeared to the heart of husband and wife the one ready made, wherein anything needed is at hand and every want can be satisfied by the mere making it known? or the home which has been built up bit by bit, a little now and a little later on, wherein each piece of furniture represents many loving acts of self-denial and personal sacrifices, and around which lingers the memory of the scheming and plotting the getting get-ting of it gave rise to, and of the pleas-. ure when it was got? ' Ask the happy aged couple, to whom prosperity has been the growth of years, what they consider to be the happiest time of their lives, and they wiil tell you the first few years of married mar-ried life, when, with mutual love and self-denying patience, they built up their little home and watched prosperl- ty gathering around them as the years went by. , The nails require attention, otherwise if neglected the hand, however soft and white, loses much of its attractive appearance. ap-pearance. The nails should only be cut after washing the hands "and allowing them to remain in the water for a minute min-ute or two, so as to be enabled to round them nicely without splitting. Curved scissors are better than the ordinary kind for cutting the nails. From constitutional causes or ailment of the nails they often split and, break. When this is the case apply a little carbolized oil at nignt. The skin that is so apt to grow over the "half ! mOon," as it is termed, spoils the appearance ap-pearance of the nails. To prevent this carefully press it back when waahlng the hands. If. however, the defect is present, rub the nails with a slice of lemon after drying the hands, and at night apply a little vaseline. Stains are removed by rubbing tne discolored skin with a slice of lemon, i and, if Circumstances compel you .o do : housework, which causeu the hanJs to i become rough and coarse, well soap j them, then sprinkle a little moist sugar in the palms and wen rub the hands to- i gether and rinse in tepid water. This effectually removes the dirt out of I cracks and lines. Cleaning oil stoves j makes the hands in a fearful state, yet it has often to be done, and nothinz takes off the black and grease like the I soap and sugar treatment. Needless to say, wear gloves when doing this kind of work; but even then you cannot f pi event the hands getting dirty. j It dees not require money nor a- made position to be really happy in married life. A poor working- man who m?.rries a true, honejt girl, can b as happy as a king in h..; castle, provided they both help each othei- to make the best of their small means, and to trust and comfort each other m all tre ups and dowr.s one is bound to meet with in marired life, poor or rich. Union is strenfith In all circumstances, circum-stances, and there is nothing so- beautiful beauti-ful as a really happy couple who struggle strug-gle through life hand in hand, living for each other. That is truly happiness, if not riches.