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I want to ;:-> b'~k to 'Lindy's-Dack to
th-- old faru phine.
Where the f'iends I knew were true as
lue :uid Ioverty no disgrace:
I want to forget the sighing, the rush
aunl 'the r:dtiety-hanag.
The whistles toot. the rumbl inz cart
and the ear hell's noisy el:ng.
I'd like to go back a-roving in the
And drown the sounds of the grimy
town in an ocean of clover
I wa::nt t g b :w to *.n':1s-bac'k to
Wjere it didlt take mnich of learnig
to make folks understand
Wher" th, :rasp ( a hai:nd was rugged.
it the l:isp was tlrm and true.
And Ie eves of the mn:111 heind them
lookdl boInt :md frank at you.
I want to steal off at twili:hit as 1 did
whlen :1.m S sank low.
And druInl the -ir'ams that were mine
U) irea~n in th hazy after
The house overlooked the river and
the shipping. One saw always through
the windows a delicate tangle of spars
and cordage. There was a courtyard
in front of the house with orange trees
in tubs. a high stone wall, and barred
gates shutting out the world.
The bars were necessary. A great
many idlers haunted the roadway out
side and spent themselves in useless
endeavors to bribe Matthew. the surly
old porter. to carry messages or bou
quets or jewel cases to his mistress.
"Mrs. Ileggy is an honest woman."
be would growl. "If she is a stage play
er. Put up your guineas, sir."
It was true that Mrs. Peggy was an
bonest woman. and that piquant and
unexpected fact but whetted the de
sires and ambitions of her adorers
and they numbered all the town's
pretty fellows. Disappointed in bid
ding low. some of these admirers were
prepared to bid the highest. Rumor
had it that one of Mrs. Peggy's rejected
addresses carried a duchess' coronet.
What if the duke was old and padded
and wicked and had a glass eye. her
stage sisters, to say nothing of more
reputable ladies, would have given the
world for her chances. Mrs. Peggy,
though fate had made of her a stage
player. hardly saw the world she lived
in. Even though they called her the
Comic Muse-and on the stage she was
the wittiest. gayest. most iresistible
thing alive, sparkling and glancing in
the wild. wicked comedies of Van
brugh and Mrs. Aphra Behn-she had
no more of sin about her than a child
or a daisy. and knew as little of the
She was learning a new part this
gray day of November when the short
afternoon was turning to evening. The
great drawing room, and the fire had
Such a small, pale. tiredI face it was
'on which the gray light from the win
udows fell. The eyes were glorious and
would have maade a plainer woman
Abhan Mirs. Peggy beautiful. The nose
*was short and straight. the chin full
and white. But Mrs. P'eggy had for
gotten her rouge, and the face amid
the brilliance of the powdered hair
showed wistful and colorless.
.She had theO part nearly by heart.
Wh.en she was uncertain she had to in
*cline her head to the light to catch the
refieion upon the pages of her book.
~Tli.ere was not a sound outside. Snow
a~-~s coming and at tense stillness hung
Suddenly the gate in the courtyard
opened and wvas shut to wvith a vio
lence -of souud which startled Mrs.
She stood an instant listening. The
fire fell in the grate and flames fol
lowed the shower o'f sparks. There
were footsteps on the stone stairs out
side Mrs. Peggy's door. The door was
fiung open and in rushed Matthew
panting and blowing. With him came
a stranger in a cloak, whom he half
led, half supported.
"'Mrs. Peggy, Mrs. Peggy." he stamn
-mered in his baste: "see whom I have
here, and the soldiers are after him.
Hide him for heaven's sake, Mrs.
,Mrs. Peggy flung down her book.
"My lord, my lord 1" she cried, re
ceiving the stranger almost on her
pink satin bosom: "you are wounded.
And there is the knocking at the gate.
Keep them in par'ley as long as you
can, Matth~ew. Into the powdering
-eloset wvith you, my lord. and take care
you do not sneeze for your life. I
.shall be ready to receive them."
She lifted the hangings of tihe wall.
opened a door whlih no one would
have suspected in the panelling, and
pushed the wvounded man inside with
gentle haste. Thea she flew to her
rnake-up box. Her ma10id came in and
began to light the candles.
'-AII, all, Elizabeth." she said. "I
want you to make me an illumination."
The maid wenit on quietly lighting
the candles in all the seonees and can
delabra before the girandoles on the
wall till tile room sparkled and shone
lighter than day. The parley at the
gate had ended. Ma.thexv's feint of
<1eafaess which had served him often
with Mrs. Peggy's ador'ers wvas done
well. The gates were flung wide and
there wais the steady tramlp of armied
meni. the claniking~ of swords ini the
-Do I took my best. e'hii?'" Mr's.
Peggy asked in reply to her miid's
-'Then go and pray. cild. Pray hard
that I may be successful in my part.
for if I fail I shall kill myself."
She was alone when the officer came
into the room; alone, and studying her
Matthew looked over his shoulder
with all the rosy hues of her face gone
'It is another lover, madam." he
said. "or so I conjecture. for I can
hear nothing but their bawling. I told
him you were busy. but he would force
i wa. into your noeence"' ---
I want to go back to ~Lindys-back
1liro' the stretch of years.
I want to go ba'k to the boyhood track
heyond the doubts anid fears;
It eems but a step back yonder to the
1elds and the rose leaf rain
A step in miles. but ah! the years
ty're linked in an endless
WaIt little of spoil I've garnered.
what little the world has doied.
I would barter it all. thrice over, to
live in its sweet enfold.
I want to go hack to Lindy's-where
the while roads wind away
O'er valley and hill :md dale and rill
to the rim of distant gray:
I want to get out in the open. where a
fellow has elbow room
Where he's never afraid to cross the
street for fear lie will meet his
Unek to the fragrant or'hard and the
cool of the grateful sod
For that was a:i near. I reckon, as ever
I've been Up God.
She stood about the centre of the
room smiling. The white and gold
train of her rose-pink satin stretched
out stifliy behind her. Her stomacher
was of diamonds. and above it her
breast, like white velvet, was half hid
den. half revealed. by the embroidered
scarf which floated airily with her
every movement. Her eyes were bright
-is her diamonds. her lips softly scar
let. The'rouge flamed in her cheeks.
"\Te are in pursuit of a rebel,
madam," the officer said. blinking as
though lie had come into strong sun
"A rebel !" shrieked Mrs. Peggy, and
her shriek was like a little arrow of
silver in the air. "But we are loyal
people. I amn devoted to the King. Is
it possible my servants-"
"We have no warrant for any of your
household. madam. but we have orders
to arrest a notorious rebel who was
about to make his escape from the har
bor. 'In person.' reading from the
warrant, 'agreeable, height 5 ft. 10 in.,
brown eyes. brown hair. which he
wears unpowdered. Ilis name-"
Mrs. Peggy uttered a second shriek.
"Was not that the sound of oars?" she
said. "He has escaped. This danger
ous criminal of yours has escaped.
Hark, there it is again:" Her charm
ing head went sideways. "Oh, sir,
while you are on a false scent in my
house your prisoner is embarking."
"I think not." said Ensign Trevor.
"It is your agitation. madam. I hear
nothing. I am very much grieved to
have - disturbed you. but I must ask
you to let my men iake a search."
"Bid them search." said Mr's. Peggy
lightly. "Let them leave neither hole
nor1 corner unexplored. We wvant no
rebels in this quiet house. wvhich con
tains only womenfolk except for deaf
Matthew at the gate. I hope he did
not detain you, sir. Meantime, while
your men search you will drink tea
"You honor me," said Ensign Tre
vor. watc'hing her with honest, bewvil
dere'd eyes and thinking that lie haid
never seen anything so gior'iously beau
tiful. HeI wvondered who she could be.
He was a serious youth. sp)rung of an
austere stock, and did not frequent
playhouses. He supposed her to be a
She handed him his tea in the tin
iest porcelain cup, and while lie sipped
it lhe grew more and more bewildered
by her beauty.
The house was a burrow of up-and
down corr'idors and passages, and the
search lasted a long time. Before it
came to an end Ensign Trevor had
drunk many cups of tea and was mad
ly in love with Mrs. Peggy.
He knew now what she was and was
ready to swear to her honor and vir
tue as he would have done to his sis
"A play actress," he thought confus
edly. "I wonder what my old mother
would say. This one must be different
if the others are not modest. She is
as good as she is beautiful."
M'rs. Peggy had been, indeed, a won
derful kaleidoscope during the time,
three-quarters of an hour or so, which
the corporal and his men took to
search the house. There were mo
ments-quite long intervals of time
when she- sat quietly, and the pale.
Quakerish radiance came in her soft
face, despite the rouge. Again-she
had fancied she heard a sneeze in the
powdering closet-she wvas on her feet
acting a bit for the new play, singing
a little song of shepherds and shep
herdesses with a shower of notes in
the air that reminded Edward Trevor
of the falling of rose leaves. One mo
meat she wvas flirting her fan at him,
the next she was demure and pensive;
nowv she lifted her train, and. revealh
ing scarlet slippers~she danced through
a bar or twvo of singing with the miost
exquisite grace of movement.
It pleased Mrs. Peggy to have fas
ciinted the young man. It was certain
that sh~e put forth all her ar'ts,, and
they were many.
"You should not be in the play'
house," he said at last ini his bewilder
ment. "When 1 look at you I think of
apide blossoms and the spring. You
should not be in that wicked place
where every fool that pays his money
can stare at you and talk hgzht of y'ou.'
The natural color came undmer the
"They may stare at mec." she an
wered. "but the'y do not talk lighti ol
me. I am a1 modest w~omanj. though
lay aictress. As for' thme apple blos
so:.>. I wouald I might be among thlei
and never leave themu."
Some one knocked at the door witl
the butt end of a musket. and beint
bidden enter Corporal Bunni came it
and stood to attention.
"We have searched the house, sir,'
he sair, "and found nothing."
"Would you like to search here?
IMrs. Peggy said, springing up. "Come
you must not let it be said that yot
left any rooms unsearched. Creep un
der the settee, corporal, if you please
There is plenty of light. He can hard
:y be hiding behind the tapestry."
S he flow hither and thither: flingins
the tiapestry aside. Once she stoon be
tween the corporal and the door of the
powdering closet. Fortunately. the
good fellow wias not very sharp. As
for Edward Trevor. he watched her
!e im:in in a dreatn.
Afterward they left the house with
many apologies. When the corporal
had eluinsily backed out througli the
door Mrs. Peggy g::ve her hand frank
ly to Idward Trevor. Ile took it and
kissed it reverently.
"Come again. sir." she s:aid. "I want
to he:ir more of the apple blossoms.
People do not t::: to n- of such
Ile eame again. Ile calme often.
Matthew had orders to admit him of
al. the inob of young -11ne . ;entlenen
that prayed for adiitt:inee.
They talked. he :nd Mrs. Ieg.;y how
thev tilked: Ile knew in tine:all there
w:is t0 know of her sinlple history
how she Iand her mother. being very
poor. had been befriended by the fa
imous Mrs. George Anne Bellany. who
wvould have little Peggy for the stage
to lift them out of their poverty. But
now, what was the good of it all. for
the mother had not stayed to be made
rich, and Mrs. Peggy's soul was sick of
the footlights and the smell of oranges
"I have a niind to be a nun." she
"Nay," he replied hastily. "But why
not an hoinest man's wife? Let me
take you home. Peggy. to the co' age
in the apple orchard where I was born.
I cannot give up my sword now, and
you must lead a wandering life with
me for many years to come. but there
will be the cottage in the apple orch
ard for us and for our children."
"Why," she said, yielding herself to
his embrace, "when I am with you I
am among honest country things,
though it were the playhouse itself."
After a time he sat toying with her
"I thought you were a goddess that
day I first beheld you," he said. "To
think I should have won a goddess to
stoop to me: Why were you so bewil
"You wil'. not frown on me?" she
"So long as you love me best," he re
"Forgive me. Edward," she said,
"but that day I cheated you of your
prisoner, I hid him in the powdering
closet over yonder. Afterward I
nursed him for some weeks till his
wound was well. and carried him to
safety by the packet boat as my wom
an Elizabeth. It was easy to dress
him for the part. Can you forgive
For an instant he looked gloomy;
then his face cleared.
"I am glad his capture is not on my
hands," he said. "And, after all. you
owed me nothing then. He is a brave
"Not a woman here," she said. "but
would have died for him, from his
lady to the meanest serving lass.'
"Live for me." her lover said. Inen
ing to kiss the impassioned cheek.
The big trainshed seems to be a
thing of the past. The initial ecst t
of these gigantic structures, and that 1
of mainternece, grewv out of all *iro- 1
portion to the increase in the di- t
The London Lancet notices the
death of a woman from a scratch on.
the nose, received while smelling a
variety of primrose originally I
brought f'rm central China. Th'e I
Lancet says it is not the first case oc
Among the many baking powder
aduterations ma:' be mentioned
ground stone. A powder of this
description, recently pl- -.:d on the
market, was enlarged under the mi
croscope 120 diameters. The adul
teration amounted to over twenty
five per cent. 1
It is asserted by high authorities
that neither heat nor long mainte
nance of the requisite temperature
is required to sterilize milk suspect
ed of containing the germs of dis
eases, such as tuberculosis. The ba
cilli -* that terrible disease are
destroyed 'by a temperature of 105
degrees in five minutes.]
Root penetration in the soil has
been tested by excavating about six
feet so as to leave a vertical wall,
and then spraying from a garden
hose. The bared roots retained their
natural positions. Rye, beans and
peas each showed a matted felt of
white fibres reaching down about
four feet, wheat had extended 3%
feet in seven months, and maize and,
clover were traced to a depth of ten.
feet in light~, rich soil.
In your own home insist on hav
ing a current of pure air through
every room, night and day. Just as
truly as the blood of the body needs
to circulate in order to keep pure,
and water needs to be kept in mo
tion to prevent the accumulation of
slime and filth, so the air needs to
c:rculate to keep it free from impuri
ties. Refuse even to go to church
or a health lecture if the place is
not well ventilated. Let us no long
er submit to the ignorance of the
masses. and we may in time be able
to bring about a reform that will
strike a death blow to these epi
denic disease.-Dr'. D. H. Kress, in
The flying frogs of the Malays ap
par to be mythical, but three tre
snakes of Borneo, lately described
to the London Zoological Society by
Mr. R. Shelford, are credited with
taking flying leaps from the boughs
of trees to the ground. It is found
that scales on the lower part of the
body may be drawn inward so that
the whole lower surface becomer
is thus greatly increased, and experi
ments 'ndicate that the snakes do
not fall in writhing coils, but are let
<own gently in a direct line by the
parachute-like action of their pe-I
cuar bodies. - - -_
IN SUGAR LOAF TOWN.
rY NAPOLEON S. IoAGLANT.
rhere's a Sugar Loaf 1ll in the tow:
All covered with frosting so !1<-';
It statnds by the side of a le:nzon:
In which there are big ('hunks of ice
Phat Sugar Loaf Hill is indeed veri
To elimb it would take you all day
1or it leans ag:iinst the fair-away sky.
Where the bright little cloud-bable:
rlmnt Sua Loai Iiull is indeed ver:
With its sides of chocolate br' n.
You could eat every day and neet
You ever could n1ibble it dowl.
n the top of the hill a table is sproa
Where the sky-gods uay coue dowi
and eat ;
3ut the far-away view froia thi
In Uiself is a wond!er'ful treat.
Iy this Sugar Loaf fill tall sugar
And when frost goes before a warn
'ough the ground he yet covered wit.
plenty of snow.
Then will the sugar sap run.
ind. if you are fleet. the runawa
Yoikcan catch and presently make.
By the aid of some heat. some syrup t<
Some taffy, or nice candy cake.
n Sugar Loaf Land there is plenty t<
In hunger no one ever begs:
rhere are oceans of milk and a mount
ain of sweet
And the ground grows butter an
A LITTLE GIRL INVENTO:.
That a little schoolgirl of fourteei
;hould invent something remarkablo
nough to arouse the interest o1
rained engineers, something import
nt enough to lead a government t(
reat for its purchase, seems hardl
o be believed, and yet it is what ha,
just happaned in Belgium. The
choolgirl is Ernesta Car:.on di Lusi
.nd her invention :s a kind of turn
able which will allow a vehicle t<
evolve on its owu axis, so that it cat
*everse its direction in a moment
!very one who drives, whetbei
orses or an automobile, is naturall:
nterested, for the device will, it i4
aid, revolutionize the present meth
uds of traction; but it seems odd thai
t was a little .-:1 who first though1
Ernesta. her mother says, was al.
'ays "contriving to make things ou
nothing." Wher she was at thi
ature ag~e of three and a half year:
;he made a pum out of brown
)aper, cutting tae parts out and
ticking them together he'rself. "Shb
Iwas liked to ma~ke workable toys.'
cr mother says of her. "arad <'elle
eier interested her' r-ch."
Ono thing she does lit~e is en
:en. to ride. in a frirnd's automo
ie. Her friendi's chauffeur. has ex
aned the construction of the au
mobile to .ier, but~ asid f:'omi that
e one nas eve:' taught h":uyat. a
bot machinery. But E:'nesta i
'eturally observam. One day on ti:
~ntwerp dock quays she notier!d the
~iuty there wans i.t turning soma
~eavy automobile wagons, and sh:
aid, "A better way ought to b:
und than that." She though
Lhout it in the night. and came dowr
he next morning with the complets
cheme in her head. Her mothe:
'as inclined to laugh at "Ernesta'
iew idea," but when the idea was
~xplained to sonte friends they saw
ts value. A designer was sent for
nd when plans were drawn accord
ng to the child's instructions her no
ion was pronounced perfectly work
ble, and so a patent was secured
ow, it is said, the little girl wil
,robably realize a fortune from hei
'idea." The Belgian Governmen1
'ants to buy it, seeing how import
nt the method will be for militar:
In the mean time, Ernesta is de
~cribed as an unaffected little girl
appiest when playing with her dogs
ad rather puzzled that engineer!
tnd journalists should be callini
.ipon her to talk about her inlvention
uvhich seemed to her, she says, "jus
ne ot the little ide-.s which so ofte:
ome to me. I didn't dream it coul'
e. of real importanc?. "-New Yori
"Well, Ranat'a." said a scorpio
o .s cousin, as they met on a fla
tone in the brook one morming
'bco. is hunting to-day?"
"Por, very poor," r'epiledI thl
ousin: "I have had only one drn
> bectie blood since sunset las
"Look:" cried the fir'st scorpion
there conmes a fine vwhirligig," an
ff he hastened and neized the poo
n~etle. Ranatra hurt ied after, hb
the 11rst scorpion, being a greed:
fellow, never offered him a sing1
I had a rather curious experienc
'esterday.' said Ranatra, "andi
you will glance at my hack you wil
see why I cannot muo.e as fast a~
u sual to-day. I w.:. h aring my nc on
day nap), which I always take wit!
e eye open, wheni 1 saw a jaca
oatan approaching. "Ah, wha
, delicious lunch: " thought I, an
was just going to seize her when
.-:that. she was peering about, en
dently searching for something.
waited, and do 'you, know, that fool
ish creature actually misto.ok me fo
a twig. and glued a couple of doze
eggs onto my back. When she ha
finished I sucked her blood and no
[ am hoping the eggs wili hurry a:;
hae:. Then what a feast of littl
boatmen I shall have:
WIIEN THE SAP RISES.
Miss Carl. the American artis
.. vh..Q <-s o~ n r~sidi nt of th:
nimprial co--r at Pekin, wat pres
et at a Chinese ceremony in honor
cf the opening of the farmer's year.
I ' lhe awakening of spring," she
rccords. "th' day when the sap is
supposed to stir floni its long sleep
and to fel the frs. throes of re
newed life, is commemorated in a
pretty, homeiy c(-'"mony at the pal
I ae. The radish and young shoots
of lettuce. the first vegetables to
fee! the benerit of the rising sap, are
p.re nted in a :;iver salver to the i
dowa~tr empress by a kneeling slave. t
S kes of them,. and then gives I
to the young empress and Ia
dit:, to zaste of.
'hen her majesty raises the first
rad. -. -.o her lips. the young em
press. princesses. and ladies assem
bled in her throne-room repeat the
w ish for imperial happiness, which is
sYnonymous for *national prosperity.'
This wish is echoed by the high at
tendants in the ante-cli-mber, and
re-echoed by the slaves kneeling in
the courts without, and still echoed :
and re-echoed by t'e inmates of the
palace. until the waves of sound
reach to the outer walls. Then her
majesty makes a wish that the sap
may rise in such abundance as to t
produce a fruitful season, that all t
the people of the great empire may t
enjoy peace and plenty.
"Thus are these first fruits of the
awakening of spring partaken of
with a simple ceremony of praise and
tnanksgiving. Thus are these home
ly plants consecrated with wishes for
the good of the country and the hap
.piness of its rulers. "-Youth's Com
GAVE LIMPY A CHANCE.
"Here. boy, let me have a paper.'
"Wh-' not,' I heard you crying i
them loud enough to be heard at the
"Yes, but that was down t'other I
I block, ye know. where I hollered."
"What does that matter? Come,
I now, no fooling. I'm in a hurry."
"Couldn't sell you a paper on this
here block, mister. 'cause it b'longs
to Limpy. He's just up at the fur
dest dnd now. You'll meet him."
"And who is Liripy? And why
does he have this block?"
"Cos us other kids agreed to let
him have it. Ye see, it's a good run,
count of the offices all along, and
the poor chap is that l.me he can't
g- around lively like the rest of us,
so we agreet~ that the first one
caught sellin' on his beat should be
.Yes, I see. You have a sort of
brotherhood among yourselves?" 3
-Well, we're goin' to look out. for
a iittle cove that's lame, anyhow."
There comezi Limpy,. now. He's .
a fortunate boy to have such
tTe gentleman bought two papers
ofhim. and went on his way down-1
town, wonder'ing ho~w many men in
business wvould refuse to sell their.1
wares in order' to give a wea~k, halt
ing brother' a chance in the field.
A FISH'S APPETITE.
A .; e deea-sea fishes are 'r
r'us eaters,. says Tohn C. Van Dyke
in' his volume called "The Opal Sea."
Th"ere being nothing to eat but the
ife about them, they live upon each
other. They follow the prey like
pa"cks of waives, and in turn are fol
lowed. - and succeeding band, in
cesing in size as they decrease in
num'bers. The herring eat the small
er fish, even their own young. They
ae harried by tho blue fish, until a
taii of blood stains the water, while
following the blue fishes come the
insatiate porpoises. The cetaceans,
especially, are wonderfully equipped
for the consumption of small sea lifei
en masse-'"one rorqual perhaps
swallowing thousands of herrings at
a single gulp." The seal's appetite
is also phenomenal, "in captivity fifty
or more psounds of fish being required
daily by a single seal. After gorging
himself he goes to sleep, floating on
his back with flippers folded, his head
bobbing up and upon the waves, as
peacefully as upon a bed of roses."
A FABLE FROM ESOP.
A Nightingale once fell into the
clutches of a hungary Hawk who had
bcen all day on the lookout for food.
-Pray, let me go," said the Nightin
gale. "I am such a mite for a stom
1ach like yours! I sing so nicely too!
Do let me go: It will do you good to
hear me." "Much good it will do to
an empty belly," replied the Hawk;
"and, besides, a little bird that I have
is more to me than a great one that
has yet to be caught."
The Phnilippinl. Pineapples.
The Manila Cais.eNews states that
with a rferentiai tariff cn the in
portationi into thC United States of
Philippirle producits there is but litt'.e
doubt that the pinenpple carnmna in
dustrv in the Philippines could be
made oneofhemsprdci ta
could be imrdu1ce. At the presen..
time some of the iinest pineapples
ever grown are being culivated inl
Bataanl and Bulacan. and even in the
red clay soil of Benguet there are
rowing plenty c f plants producmng
this luscious fruit which is in so
mu'ch demand in the United States.
Te prouct improrted into the United
tates isderived fromi foGy;;n coun
tes, and it is only thg. size of the
fuit a. Tnresenit growr'. ritd the tariff
tat Xee' the iudustry ram ~suirifg
g~eat propoKLtl'.s in. the Philippines.
The Philipt'ifa'r .oa'-ppes now gro'wn
1are remarkably suitable for canning,
as they are relatively free from
rfibre.--nfited States Consular Re
I -Hai Cut as Penalty.
vSome of the women arrested in
S1the courst of the recent riots in Brit
!isii Guiana were sentenced to have
their hair cut. This is a legal pun
ishment in the colony, tut the Earl
of Eigin ha:, intimated that women
,1, are not agair. to be punished in this
?EEKABOO TRIFLES ABBREVI- ev
Diaphanous bust blouses are the ot
test. They are designed to wear
-itb the high-corselet skirts. Hence, S
he skilled embroiderer has not wast- Iu
d her time in making holes the size
f a dime down where they'd blush
inseen-if. that is, these lingerie
ings ever do blhsh. Lest this ab
eviated bit should escape its moor- ot
igs, and creep upwards, creating an
mbarrassing hiatus. .it is securely of
ewed to a lining-like foundation of
ne stuff that gces into a belt and h
iolds it down. th
NERV3US WOMEN'S COMFORT.
There is no destructive disease of ar
he nervous system, and all cases, be
ven the most severe ones, are cura- fr
le. Or course, neurasthenic women th
an seldom cure themselves without
nedical assistance, but, by a clearer fr
omprehension of the nature of their mi
[isease they can rob it of many of its
errors and reduce their sufferings be
o a. minimum. I have often noted
ow frequently women who come to
-e dejected, tearful and hopeless,
eave me hopeful and with their re
very well under way by the truth
ul assurance that they are in no
anger of either insanity or heart
sease. If a woman once under
tands this, a dread is lifted from
er mind which goes far towards f
elping her to good health again.
:nsanity or loss of mind is never a
:aused by neurasthenia, and though
he heart may behave outrageously, tri
t is not because that organ is dis- sk
ased, but simply because its nerv
)us mechanism is out of order.-Dr. se
raeme Hammond, in Harper's m
LACE AND RIBBON GIRDLES.
For a white dress the prettiest of
ie many flowered girdles is made te
-ith two ends, which hang ten or e:
;welve inches below the -waistline, like
short sash, and are cut into' long
xoints. But the pretty part of it is qt
1e way Valenciennes lace is put on. se
:nch-wide edging is used and gathered sc
o full that it frills into tiny jabots bl
ill around those two long ends, the tr
ut edges of the- ribbon finished in or
L tiny invisible hem to make a firm
dge for the lace to be sewed upon, pe
iays the Philadelphia Telegraph. The
ame idea can be applied to the plain ye
ibbon, anything but duplicate shades, nt
f course, to be avoided. But tha se
tlowered ribbon is most successful, ,
e hemming more easily made in- s
visible, and the lace bringing aut g
cth the delicate colors of the flow
rs and the white background in pret- sU
E contrast. When you make your ye
;irdle-any sort of one, whether it In
e a narrow one to match ycur skirt s
~-aist o- the wider ones which are dig- er
aified -.th the name of princess- gi
ok cut for the be:nig. Many a m
;irde is spoiled by the bone's spring- r
g out intsead of gracefully curving th
in, and followed the lines of the fig- to
.re as it should. It a tight-fitting
oat is worr. over a girdle wrongly
3oned, the lines of the coat are spoil- s
d, and the girdle stamps its unmis- t
akable lines upon it.
HY EDUJCATE WOMEN LIK:Ei
. MEN? at
"Why try to make a man of her?" Ci
as the main question put by Prin- eli
:ipa William McAndrew of the Girls' be
echnical School to the audience ull
(mostly teachers) in New York City.
4r. McAndrew was lecturing, under
he auspices of the public lecture bu
eau of the Board of Education, on wa
'The Education of the Girls." and a
e outlined the theory underlying the fir
instructon in the city schools. He
said in part: "The schools are not th
chiefly for the mere repetition of ro
facts, but to educate for efficiency.
An efficient woman should be the ne
production of the girls' schools. The
Presidt of the Board of Education at
declares that one rosy chieeked
young 'woman with good digestion is
worth more than ten anaemic maidens yc
who have mastered the Latin gram
aar. The men and women who are
oanducting the schools want to grad- to
uate the same kind of girls as intel- ui
igent fathers and mothers desire; th
girls endowed with p xA- health, good yc
looks, good brains, good ideals, and co
good prospects. We school people
are pree to warship a system, for- ci
getting what its original purpose was. H:
ystems, curricula, and methods de
sgned twenty-five years ago to pre-1
pare boys for life may fairly be view.
ed with suspicion as means to fit fix
the girl of to-day to become the ef- F
icen woman of to-morrow. We are in
ertainy not aiming to get our girls
ready to be men. There are some t
traits that the vast majority of people 'is
agree up:on as being especialiy and w
(siraly feminine: Sweetness, agree- 1cc
a!enss, or whatever you are pleased in
to call it; grace, beauty, gentleness,.p
love ci home. skill in the care of ai
:hildren. Why should not those in be
charge of the education of girls at- bi
.m~p to formulate a clear idea of in
what the efficient woman is, and then rr
devise the best daily exercises they T
can to help each girl achieve that eZ- ti
GIISH FII IiENDSHIPS. IH
The t:'rmf "man:'s gi usuall]y mnnsfl
a girl who is all smiles a.nd sweetneCss
hen in mnen's society and who is
bored to -death by the society of her
The rght kind of girl is usually pop- I
ular with both sexes. The girl who h
thinks she can afford to dispense -with a
te friem~ship of other girls lakes a j2
The habit of striking up a hetart-to
heart friendship with every new girl
u reet is a bad one. There is noth
inn in suc-h friendships: they usuallyp
nd d:mmiv~ and the dear frien~ds 'i
HION ,-.' , -
lve into bitter enemies. Thai: comes
)m being too contidential with each
What a girl needs Is two or three
inch friends on whom she can abso
tely rely-friends who will stand by
r in good report and ill, says the
'he girl who cares only for men will
t take the trouble to be pleasant to
ier girls. She Is not far sighted
ough to realize that a girl can make
more dangerous enemies than those
her own sex.
t stands to reason that girls will
ve no love for the girl who snubs
m and openly shows that she pre
:s men's society to theirs.
he girls you have grown up with
e apt to prove the most true friends.
iey understand your ways and can
st make allowances for any little
tilties of temper, etc.; they know
best and the worst side of you.
When you find the right kind of a
end, be true to her; don't let petty
sunderstandings come between you.
Etemember that no girl can afford to'
without friends of her own sex.
A wide band of flowered ribbon
th a group of tucks at each side
rms the decoration of the skirt of
ew linen costume. The same rib
n is used for bretelles and -ist
mming, but the girdle is like the
Polk-. dots as large as dimes are
n on some of the latest scarfs for
m; they may be novel, but by no
-etch of courtesy or imagination
a they be called attractive.
The bright plaids are very neat and
rviceable for school frocks, those
th solid blocks of one color ex
ding over several squares being
pecially pretty for girls of school
Bathing suits are marked by pl
ant style and trim coquetry this
3son. The skirts are quite short,
.rcely reaching the knees, and the
uses are braid and ribbon
mmed, with or without bretelles
The thin, supple voila which ap
ars striped or plain in so many
rrk or light summer gowns has
ry much of the texture- of the old
n's veiling. It is a fancy of the
mson to make darkiveilings over
ite or light toned foundations,
ch as jade green, silver gray, tur
ose blue or pale pink.
Surplice -draperies of pompadour4
k are seen frequently in the de
lopent of lov~ely Empire gowns.
agine one of pale straw-colored
k mousseline with the bust drap
in pompadour in soft shades of
ok, blue and straw color, with
any soft frills of lace disposed
aong the folds. This is a gown
at any dainty lady might be proud
Mohairs in plaids and checks are
ry fashionable for cool knockabout
mer suits, anid bid fair to oust
i plain colors from popular favor.
Instead of the usual stitched box
sat down the front, one new blouse
simply finished with a narrow hem
d sma.11 buttons and buttonholes.
iffs, - -. buttoned, reach to the
ow, and are cut in two deep points
neath which the fullness of the
iper is gathered.
In the cross-examination of a.
man called to the witness stand in
recent trial at Pittsburg one of the
st questions put to the lady was:
"At what time in the night was it
at you saw the prisoner in your
"About 2 o'clock," said the wit
"Was there a light in the room
"No; the room was quite dark."
"Could you see your husband at
"Then, madam," observed the at
rney, his eye gleaming with tri
ciph, "you .will kindly explain to
is intelligent jury how it was that
a could see the prisoner and yet
uld not see your husband*"
"Because my husband was at his
.b," quietly responded the lady.
'ire-Fighting on Forest Reserves.
The worst enemy of the forests is
e. To combat it the United States
>rest Service maintain a fire-fight
Only since February 1, 1905, have
e reerves been under the admin
:ration of the Forest Service. Tb
rking .out of a system of effectiv
ntrol of fire on the reserves is stilt
its infancy. Even with the bes
~ssibe system of protection ther
e bound to b~e wide fluctuation
~tween individual years. But it i
~lieved that under expert care th
jury to the National forests can be
.pidl,; and permanently cut down.
rie irect loss from forcst fires in
.e United States runs aanually into
any millions of dollar:;, while the
direct loss is beyond estimaate.
Snyder, the biggost horse in the
orld, is owned in Cleveland, 0.
le horse is a Percheaanl gelding,
saled in 1900. H~e is the tallest
>rse in the world, standing twent)
c hands (seven feet) and weigl
700 pounds-probably the hieavie
3rsc in d.e v:orld.
There are eighty State, priva
ad savings banks and trust co
anes -ad thirty national banks