YIELDED ALL TO WIFE Splendid Self-Sacrifice of Old Soldier Sol-dier Ip the Dark Days of Age and Poverty. In point of diversity of character charac-ter the old soldiers in the nntionnl home arc not unlike what they were during the civil war. Character (ends to fixedness. Habits are not easily changed. Among the members mem-bers of the home are nmy whom any man would bo glad to know; and if llieic are others as it was indeed in the civil war, both in the army and navy I find it hard to think anything nnwor.thy of one who still wears the coat of the long ago days of the ci il war. Time has dealt not altogether kindly with the men in every respect. Mnvtv of them for years had good hoiiiL.i from which, for one catHo or another, an-other, the light has gone out. In the hospital one day 1 came to the bedside of a eteran who told me he was 85 years old. "lime you a wife?" I asked. He eaid he had. "And how old is she?" I inquired. "Kightv-threo." wai Ihe reply. "Well," I added, "it is certainly hard for von to be wquiated at (his time of li'f.." "Yes," he said, "but the pension mone was not enough for us both; and bo I came here in older that she might hme it nil." World To-Day.