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A gridironed field that huge stanc
? With a great grim gallows at eithf
A bullying wind ?nii a fright?ned'
And a leather ball that goes danci
- The boar bas struck aa oin for t
And it's Tall, there, fall, lad.
You're snatching ac the ball, lad,
That's not the game at all. lad!
Again, now-that's well done!
Quick, now, quick, man,
lron't lie there like a sick man
.Lively! That's che trick, man,
A-sprawl full-length on the short 1
They watch the handling of kick :
-And the slippery dummies s?ueak
As each in lus turn the tacklers sp
And the veteran may shirk but 1
'While it's "Scoot, now. scoot, lue
l^eave your feet and shoot, lad,
That's the way io. do it. lad.
.You're learning, learning fast
?ow. get low, man.
AI us tnit be 60 slow, man'.
That's the way to go, man. you"'
Hark now lo the whistle's silver c;
*"Jjine up!" nnd the centre takes t
The signal? follow, clear and quid
For run and line-buck, punt and t
While the coach trots close besii
. -And'it's " You end, stay there !
Tackle, auder way. there!
Guard, you spoiled the play, there
Don't stand like timi and wait!
What are you about, man?
Can't you hear ine shout, man?
You might as well be out, man,
??"o the days go by and with encli i
i'orues something new for thc mei
)lut one great leeson is still the sai
UH team-play only that wins the ;
Xothins s done bv ow? und one,
For it's "Side by side, there!
Let the fullback guide. I here!
Half, dop't run sn wide, there,
Xever go alone!
"Hard. now. hard, man
Tackle, stick to guard, man!"
And the,boys wbo leam thc jess
By ESTHER SE]
.There is one thing you mustn't
forset. Brother Tom!"
"What Is that. Emma?"
""Dont forget to go to the help
nafliee. and send me up ? cook. The
new gili ls good lor nothing, and the
.old one can't do everything. Young,
.or cM, man or women? I don't care,
<<rnly send me op a competent cook by
X? o clerk this morning."
.""Don't look so desperate, sis; I'll
remember iL I want things in pretty
good style for Maxwell; he is used to
it-is fond of good dinners, and I
griess i'll send you np a good, smart
man cook, Emma."
**I hope Mr. Maxwell won't expect
things too nice; 'but i'll do my best
-fa. other matters. Tom, if you'll only,
provide some one .capable ot serving
?Wt' good dinner."
Mr. Thomas Maye disappeared with
* reassuring nod. He had a pro
"werbiaily bad memory; pretty Emma
Maye know H v?ry well, yet In this
.desperate emergency she trusted him.
Dangerous; hut what could she dc?
"firing the two years she. had had
'Charge of her widowed brother's ram
t?br? they bad been blessed by the mont
-nkill'ul of cooks;.but Joan had taken
- Afaasey to get married, and her place
X?SOI ?bsss?ly supplied by one who
soon proved Incapable. At this june -
tere Mr. Maye received tidings that
hks deceased wife's favorite brother,
Arthur Maxwell, just returned from
Europe., would poy him a visit.
^ The Maxwell family were noted for
*rher.- wealth and good "breeding-, and
. Arthnr especially -was 'distinguished
Cor his agrseahility.
JRrom the first, Emma had been
rrex-vcus over the responsibility of
'^feater?aining this elegant young man.
?rhom -she trad never seen. She Wus
"oTcZy and .accomplished; but she
could: net -cooi-she had never tried.
Certainly, it seemed task enough for
? yarang lady of twenty to superintend
M. family consisting of her brother
and herselT, two boys and their tutor,
two little girls and their nurse maid,
with two other servants. But though
arfauaa, It had been well performed.
The house was the perfection of
frfgfiwE and- taste, the children well
qr-****** and Emma was much beloved
SK ?er brother's family. To him she
.Thad beta devoted, Ia sickness and
IreaUa. and he gratefully Intended, tc
ssake ker tasks as light as possible j
Bat 2re had a proverbially bad. mern- ?
?ry, and, unfortunately, Emma had
. been obliged to trust to it
.It was half-past 7 o'clock when Mr.
Maye went down town. He took noth
fas u?n& a enp ot coffee at 7, and |
lunched at his favorite restaurant, at
ll. At half-past 3 the Mayes dined,
and Mr. Maxwell was expected by the
There!" sighed Emma, when, two
hours after her brother's departure,
the boase was in its usual exquisite
order, and the viands and' flowers
sent np for dinner;* "if Tom doesn't
forget, and if he sends np a good
aoofc. everything will be nlee enough."
She did not dare consider the pos
sibility of Tom's having forgotten,
or that of the cook not coming for
any other, reason; but when, precisely
at IB o'clock, the door bell rang, a
secret weight was lifted from her
heart. She ran herself to answer the
au rn wi ons.
A medium-sized, well-dressed, mod
est-looking young man stood at the
entrance, and she brightened at sight
*"I am very glad yon are so punc
tual: I was afraid I should be dis
appointed," leading the way to the
kitchen, without an instant's delay.
.Let me see-:10 o'clock. I shall
have to set yon to work at once to
prepare a first-class dinner. We are
?expecting company from New York,
??ar cook has left me, and I do not
myself kno.F anything about cooking.
What Is your name?" relieving the
yoong man of his hat, and hanging
it as high ont of reach as possible.
His reply was rather faint, but she
thought she caught it.
"Mac? Yon do not look like an
Irishman. But it doesn't make any
difference. Are you a good cook?"
Tba smile of the young man was
.ra <lo my best," he said, pleas
.Yon see there's nothing in the
hat cold chicken," continued
he doughty football men,
pick up.your feet and run!"
the xdvice he must work,
re sol the knack at last." ,
de, to each error open-eyed.
as half a second late!'
t to learn,
but by all in unison!
;on may use it when they're grown?
-J. W. Linn, in St. Nicholas.
Emma, unconsciously wringing her
hands as she continued to address the
new cook, who certainly listened very
attentively. "But my brother has
sent up some pigeons-to be roasted,
"Can you make a celery salad?"
"I think I can."
"And mayonnaise sauce for the,
cold chicken?" .
"Can you make a French soup?"
"Oh, well, I guess you ?111 do," be
ginning to look relieved. "Be sure
the vegetables are not overdone, and
the coffee good-my brother i3 very
particular about his coffee. And we
will have a Florentine pudding?"
with an inquiring look.
The new cook was already girding
himself with one of the white towels
that lay on the dresser, and casting
a scrutinizing glance at the range
Quite reassured in spirit Emma was
turning away, when she stopped to
"I will lay the table myself to-day,
Mac, and fill the fruit dishes and
vases; but if you give satisfaction, I
will intrust ion with'the key of the
china closet, and you will have the
entire care of the table;" and with a
gracious nod the young lady withdrew
from the kitchen.
She piled the fruit dishes with rosy
pea^, golden oranges and white
grapes; filled the vases with roses,
lilies and ie ms; set clusters of dainty
glasses, filled with amber jelly,
arnon- the silver and nhina, and then,
with a sigh bf satisfaction at the re
sult, ran away to dress.
"I'll not go near the kitchen to
even smell of the dinner. I don't
know anything about cooking it, and
will trust to luck. I have an idea that
Mac is real capable-is going to prove
a treasure., His dress was so neat,
and he was so quiet and respectful,"
concluded Emma, leisurely arranging
Her pew dress was very becoming,
and fitted the petite, round figure so
perfectly that Emma felt at peace
with all the world.
"I have heard that Mr. Arthur Mas
well is .ery fastidious in the matter
of ladies' dress," mused Emma, twist
ing her head over her shoulder to see
the effect.. "I wonder what his first
impressions ot me will be? I should
like to have poor Ally's brother like
At length the last bracelet was
clasped, the last touch given, and re
tiring backward from the mirror,
with a radiant face, Emma turned
and ran up to the nursery, to order
the children dressed for company,
and also to speak with the boys-and
flirt a little with Mr. Vincent, , the
tutor, who was always at her service
for this exercise.
There was a delightfully savory
odor pervading the house when she
came down and set out the wine and
ice, and made a few amendments of
the table. Before Alice died she had
painted an exquisite ebony ring for
her brother, and this Emma placed
with the napkin ; designed for Mr.
Arthur Maxwell, thinking how ar
tistic and pretty; everything was, and
deciding! that the gentleman's first
impression must be pleasant.
I She looked at her watch-five min
j utes past .3. Then she went softly to
: the end of the hall, and listened to
I the lively chatter in the kitchen. Sh?
could hear Mac chatting pleasantly
C-^V S<a^ C^5>- C^-??<^-G<^<?<3^3
\ SHORT BUT T
9 lt was five minutes before r
$ Superintendent had spent an ho
9 Ohio school, and just before th
A man of the local school comm!
* "Children," he said pbintin
V go out from the school in abo
? gang of men who are now shove!
0 They are earning thirty-five dol
a "Beside them is a time-keep
0 "At the head of the train i
9 dred dollars, and over him is a :
? "What is the difference be
^ Get all you can of it."
with the little housemaid. Nanny,
and all seemed to be well in that di
At 3.10 she repaired to the drawing
room and took a seat overbooking the
street. Carriages came and carriages
went, but none stopped at the en
trance. The little girls came down;
the boys and Mr. Vincent came down.
Mr. Maye's latchkey settled in the
door, the dinner bell rang.
"Not come?" asked Mr. Maye, at
sight of Emma's disappointed face.
"No," she pouted; "and such a
"Very strange!" he mused, leading
the way into the dining room. "I
hadn't the least doubt-Why, my
dear felldw," seizing by the shoulder
the new cook, who, acting also as but
ler, had just placed the soup-tureen
upon the table-"my dear, dear fel
low, why, how is this? Emma de
clared you hadn't come!"
That young lady grew as white as
the tablecloth, and grasped a chair
for support. .
"That Mr. Arthur Maxwell? I-I
thought it was the cook!"
"I came earlier than I expected,
-.nd in time to make myself usefui
to .Miss Emma," laughed Mr. Max
well, divesting himself of his white
towel and bowing with exquisite grace
to that young lady.
The cultivated accents, the am
brosial locks of the bent head, the
clear, eloquent, beautiful, eyes-oh,
why hadn't she known? How could
she haye fallen into such an error?
"I was so terribly anxious-I didn't
look at you twice. Mr. Maxwell, I
hope you will forgive me!" stam
mered Emma, as red now as she had
"There is nothing to forgive, if my
dinner turns, out well," he replied,
laughing. "I learned to cook when
I was a student in Paris-a French
man taught me. I have been rather
proud of my culinary skill, but I am
a little out of pract?celo w, and am
not quite sure of the Florentine."
"Emma!" cried Mr. Maye, "what
does all this mean?"
"Why, John, you promised to send
me up a man cook."
Mr. Maye clasped his hands tragic
"Emma, I forgot lt!"
"Well, Mr. Maxwell came, Just at
10 o'clock. 1 thought he was the
cook; I ushered him into the kitchen
among the pots and pans. I ques
tioned him as to what he knew about
cooking. I urged him to make all
haste and serve the dinner; and
and I called him an Irishman!"
sobbed Emma, hysterically.
."No offense, Miss Emma. My
grandfather, oh my mother's side-!
Major Trelawny-was an Irishman,"
observed Mr. Maxwell, coolly. "And
since I have done my best, won't you
try the soup before it is cold?"
The others stared, , and Emma
cried; but Mr. Maye laughed
"The best joke of the seaEon! Sit
right down, everybody! Emma, you
foolish girl, don't cry. Arthur
doesn't care. And as for your Flor
entine-Arthur, tell Nanny to bring
it on. The proof of the pudding is
in the eating, you know."
"Miss Emma won't cry when she
tastes my soup," remarked Arthur,
ladling lt out. promptly, with an air |
And then they all fell' to tasting '
and praising, and urging Emma to ?
taste and praise, until she laughed
and cried all together.
But Mr. Arthur was so delightful,
so winning and so witty, so kind to
his agitated young hostess, and he'd
cooked such an excellent dinner
from the pigeons to the pudding, ev
erything was perfect.
By and by Emma was herself
This has taught me a lesson," she
said. "I will never be so desperately
situated again. I will learn to cook."
"Let me teach you," said Arthur.
He did. And Emma taught him to
love her. There was a wedding by
"The blessed result of my misera
ble memory!" Mr. Maye said.-Sat
A Test For Coal Gas.
Do you suspect your hot-air fur
nace of leaking coal gas into the heat
flues and into the house? A simple
and effective way of testing for this
trouble ls to throw upon the furnace
fire a large wad of-cotton which has
been saturated with oil of pepper
mint and thickly sprinkled with sul
phur to make lt burn quickly. ; Close
the furnace door tightly -and have
some one who has not smelled the
prepared cotton wad try to detect the
odor in the rooms above. If it is
found you will need a new drum for
your furnace without delay.
Pear-Shaped Balloon. .
Pear-shaped balloons are the fash
ion in Belgium. The point is up
ward, the base of the balloon ls spher
ical. It is claimed that, balloons of
this shape pierce the air vertically
with far greater speed than the ordi
nary spherical balloon. Consequently
they are steadier. Also the upper
pointed end prevents the accumula
tion of moisture or snow on the sur
face, which frequently weighs a bal
loon down and destroys its power to
Let Cs Overcome Afflictions.
Let us set all our past and present
afflictions at once before our eyes.
Let us resolve to overcome them, in
stead of flying from them, or wearing
out the. sense of them by long and
Ignominious patience.-Lord Boling
0 THE POINT. \
loon. The Mayor and ?.he State ?
ur talking to the children in an $
e stroke of the gong the chair- c
.ttee was called upon to follow p
g toward the window, "as. you A
ut two minutes'you will see a "
ling cinders into a railway train. ?
l?rs a month. r
er earning thirty-five dollars. ?
s an engineer getting one hun- 0
superintendent getting two hun- ?
tween these men? Education. ^
f STAYING UP LATE.
One evening when my bedtime came
I didn't want to "go,
So mother said I might stay up
Por just this once, you know.
And so I stayed and stayed and stayed,
Through all the night, I think,
And never went to bed at all
Nor slept a little wink.
Bat when at last the sun arose,
A-shining warm and red,
I found I had my nighty on,
And was sitting up in bed.
-Alden Arthur Knipe, in St. Nicholas.
A HOME MADE DOLL HOUSE. *
It sounds very ambitious to make
a doll's house as well as all the furn
iture at home, but lt ls not at all dif
ficult, and a very delightful way of
amusing one's self and others as well.
It will certainly prove a most fascin
ating ocupation for the long dull win
ter days.. .
The doll's house should really be
made first so as to have a place to
put the furniture in as you finish, it.
There are several ways, of making
the doll's house, and we will describe
two of these. To make it in card
board you will want four small hat
boxes all the same size, and of as
strong a c?rdboard as you can get;
these can be had at a draper's shop
for a few pennies. They are then
glued together two on top of each
other, so that you have four rooms.
To make them firmer it is a good way
to put a piece of millboard between
the two top and bottom rooms; this
must pf course be glued on; it makes
the Coors so much stronger; also cut
a piece of the millboard an inch big
ger all around to go on the top of
the house; this makes the eaves, and
the roof is then put on to this. The
roof Is made of two straight pieces of
cardboard joined together, with the
two, ends also glued on. The best
way to join them Is to glue a strip
of coarse tape on to the two pieces
of cardboard, forming it into the
right shape and gluing the two side
pieces on in the same way. The
next'thing is to,paint the house; it
must be sized first or the paint will
sink in too much; then paint the
roof, the two sides and .the back. The
roof looks best in black with a white
chimney pot. The front part of the
house, which opens, is made with
two pieces of millboard glued togeth
er to make it stronger; they should
be cut the size of the front of the
house; any stationer will do this for
you, as it is rather hard to cut your
self; this ls fastened on to the side
with two small hinges. The windows
and door are drawn in before the
front is painted, and these are done
last; the door might be dark green
with the panels picked out in a light
er shade; the windows are painted
gray to represent glass with white
lines across to divide the panes of
glass, and curtains may also be paint
ed to give it a more home like and
furnished appearance; these could be
( titer white or yellow. The house
mid require two coats of paint but
ed not be varnished. When the
"?T??Tquite dry the rooms ar? to be
ered each a different color, and
n- the furniture can be made to
tch each room. The ceilings
! mid be all papered in white; the
wtfdroom carpet might be of some
pretty chintz, the dining-room and
drawing-rooms of some thin serge or
any other suitable, material you may
have; you can get samples of floor
cloth in paper which do splendidly
for the kitchen; most drapers have
this and would give you a piece.
A more elaborate way of painting
the. house ls to first put on a good
thick coat of white paint, and when
this is dry to put a thick oat of red
paint over this, and before this is
dry to mark out the bricks with a
piece of stick pointed at the end. This
requires care, as you must not put
your hand on to the red paint, but
it looks very pretty when finished.
To make the other doll's house
you would want a sugar box from the
grocer's or a good sized soap box,
then you put in one or two shelves
according to the size yon want your
rooms to be. The shelves are made
of a much-thinner "wood, .and it ls
?best to get a carpenter to cut these
out the correct size; then nail some
.thin..atrlps of wood on the two sides
and "back of the house on to which
you slip the shelves and fasten them
down firmly on to these with nails.
Partitions can .be put between the
rooms if thought necessary in the
same way that the shelves were put
in. The lid on the box does for the
door, and the whole must be sized
before painted, and then proceed in
the same manner as for the other
house. This makes a stronger house,
but is more difficult to make, and the
other way is a very good one, and
cannot be broken very easily.-The
Girls' Own Paper.
HOW THE DOLLS HELPED ISABEL
Monday morning in vacation is hor
rid. Isabel thought so as she rue
fully eyed the bis pile of breakfast
dishes. Washday mr.mma always did
the dining room and kitchen work,
while Janet was busy in the laundry,
and always in vacation time Isabel had
to help. To-day mamma had some
extra work, and it was Isabel's task
to wash and dry the dishes all alone.
"They're just mountains high! " she
They weren't at all, though I must
confess that there T/ere a good many
When mamma had called to her
the dishes were, ready, Isabel was
busy playing with her numerous fam
ily of dolls. Very reluctantly she laid
Gertrude Maud back into her bed,
and covered Gladys Emily carefully
in the doll carriage, and started with,
lagging footsteps toward the kitchen.
She filled the big dishpan with hot
water, and gave the glasses, then the
silver, their morning bath. Some
how the large kitchen seemed lonely
without either mamma or Janet, in
spite.of the fact that thc sunshine was
streaming in brightly through the
windows. Then a sudden thought
came to her.
"I'll bring the dolls out h?ro and
make believe they are helping me."
she said to herself.
So Gertrude Maud and Gladys
Emily, and the smaller dolls, : letty
and Lillian, arid black Alice with
her apron and turban, looking very
much fitted for her task, were all
seated in a row on the big table, with
their backs against the wall and their
feet sti?king out straight in front of
Then Isabel began her game. "The
plates you shall wash and wipe," she
said, addressing Gertrude Maud,
" 'cause you're the biggest."
So Isabel carefully washed and
wiped the plates, and placed them iri
front of Gertrude.
, "And the cups and saucers belong
to you, Gladys. Ee sure to do them
nicely," she said.
Then they were done, and piled on
the table by Gladys.
The smaller dolls, Hetty and Lil
lian, had the little butterplates and
oatmeal dishes to do.
It was great fun. Isabel made be
lieve that they didn't want to do them
at all, and then had to scold them a
little and remind them that such
tasks had to be done by little girls,
and it was well to learn how to do
Black Alice had the frying-pan and j
oatmeal pot to do. But the next time
Isabel had the dishes to do alone,
and the dollies helped, Gertrude Maud
did the pans, " 'cause it doesn't seem
fair, just 'cause she'3 black for her
to do the hard part always."
When mamma came in and saw the
row of dollies and the nicely washed
dishes, she was much pleased with
Isabel's little game of dishwashing
and dolls.-Woman's Home Com?
IN OLD HOLLAND.
It was an Englishman who said:
j'The children of Holland take pleas
ure in making
What the children of England take
pleasure in breaking."
If he had seen the Breiben School
of Laren he could have made a newer
and a better proverb, says St. Nich
Every bright day four little Dutch
maids sit on the benclr before Mev
rouw Kosta's door and Janike
teaches them to'knit. Anna, who is
ten, clicks her needles fast and even
ly, but Wilhelmina, who is only six,
crooks her fat, pudgy fingers pain
fully round the yarn and sighs.
She knows well that it is necessary
to be clever to live in Laren, for
Laren, let me tell you, is a most dis
tinguished place, very different from
the rest of Holland; and Wilhelmina
knows it is quite mountainous there,
for it is thirteen feet above the sea.
But to be clever it is necessary to
knit heels as well as legs of stock
ings; so she keeps at it, while, inside
the cottage, Mevrouw Kosta ls spin
ning yarn on a big spinning wheel,
and you can bear the cheerful hum
of the bobbin.
When the sun sends out long, level
rays across the flat, green fields, and
the windmill throws its queer shad
ow down the hard, white road, Wil
helmina's and Nettje's plump legs
carry them home with a right good
will, their wooden shoes clattering
down the road toward the sunset, aa
the long Dutch twilight begins.
An improved aiming device for
heavy guns makes it possible to keep
the weapon trained on a moving tar
get continuously, without regard to
the rolling of the vessel.
According to Indian Engineering,
plaster of Paris may be used as a flux
for melting scrap metals containing
small amounts of iron. About five
pounds of plaster are mixed with
100 pounds scrap, and, when melted,
the whole is stirred. On cooling, the
plaster is removed by a blow with a
hammer. The iron is thus removed,
and the flux, being neutral, does not
attack the crucible.
An interesting item of astronomical
news is that of the discovery of a
new ring of Saturn. It is stated to
be a dusky ring surrounding t?e well
known bright ones. It was discov
ered at the Geneva Observatory.
A correspondent of the London
Times calls attention to the need of
an automatic recording speed indi
cator for railway trains. Both of the
most recent important fatal railway
casualties in England were.undoubt
edly caused by excessive speed at
points where the regulations required
a slowing down. Engine drivers be
come reckless and disregard rules,
safely at first, but ultimately meet
with disaster. If thc record of speed
during each trip were to be submitted
to inspection there would bo less dis
obedience and greater -safety.- Pos
sibly the recording speed indicator
has been Invented, but it appears 'not
to be in use anywhere.
The many uses and Inflammable
character of celluloid have led to an
active search for substitutes. The
new material of C. Troc^uenet, a
French inventor, is a mixture of cel
lulose, asbestos and the organic mat
ter contained in oyster shells. The
cellulose is obtained by treating sea
weed successively with acid and alkali
and washing. The asbestos is ground
with petroleum oil, while the ground
oyster shells are treated with hydro
chloric acid and the insoluble residue
is bolled with water, washed with
weak alkaline solution and collected
on a filter. The mixture contains
from fifty to sixty-five parts of cellu
lose, two to twelve parts of thc oiled
asbestos and twenty to forty-five parts i
of the oyster shell substance. The j
mass 1- treated with formaldehyde,
suitably colored, and then pressed
into any form or object for wh.'ch cel
luloid can be used.
MRS. BLACK A PROFESSOR.
Mrs. Agnes Knox Black, v/L?? of
Professor C. Charleton Black, of Bos
ton University, has been appointed to
the faculty of the College of Liberal
Arts of the university as Shaw profes
sor of elecution. Mrs. Black succeeds
Professor Malvina M. Bennett, who
recently resigned. Mr3. Black Is a
Canadian and well known as an elocu
tionist. She was graduated from the
University of Toronto, afterward tak
ing a course in Philadelphia. She
was at one time head of the school of
elocution of the New England Con
servatory of Music and later connect
ed with .the Emerson College of Ora
tory.-New York Sun.
THEIR OWN HAIR PRETTIER.
The American lecturer who tried to
persuade the women in his audience
the other day that their, own hair was
prettier, not to say less obstructive
to sight than their spacious, hats, ig
nored the warnings of history. No
matinee hat of to-day is so high as
the lofty headdresses worn by Marie
Antoinette, which were the despair
of poor, simple-minded Louis XVI.
But when deprived of all possibility
of being able to see a perform ance'at
the opera he presented his wife with
an aigrette of diamonds, In the hope
that it might supplant a headdress
forty-five inches in height, the Queen
promptly had the diamonds incorpo
rated in a new headdress which was
taller than all its predecessors.-Lon-'
An economist of world-wide re
nown tells us that lt is the men who
earn the major portion of the wealth
of the world, but it is the women who
spend the major portion of the wealth
of the world. Think of the power
that should lie in that.
. It . is safe to say that there is not
one successful business man who does
not know exactly the expenditures'?
and profits of each department of his
business. He knows just where tp
Increase his outlay and where he
ought zo retrench. You never see
a business -man search aimlessly
through books and papers for an ad
dress or a letter. He knows where it
ls and wastes no time In getting it.
One reason men accomplish so
much more financially and the re
of sugar, one pinch of sc
butter the size of an eg
scrape the chocolate. M
a little in water it will rn;
the fire then, and beat ui
on a buttered platter. If
to this rule, putting then
off the fire.
suits of their labor loom up bigger is
because they waste "very little timo
through lack of bystem, says Jane
Howard Latimer. Women are more
or less creatures of nerves, because
their time and energy and thought is
wasted on non-essential things, caused
in most cases by an entire lack of
system. How many women know how
much to spend each- year to supply
their families wlf:h food? How many
women know how much is spent for
fuel? How many women know how
much of the husband's income is
spent for clothes? In other words,
how many women know some of the
essential things which are given in'o
their hands to keep wisely and du-,
pense Judiciously. You will all agree
with me, I think, that these are lead
ing questions; and, in looking about
you, I think, too, you will agree with
me that few women are prepared to
reign wisely and with justice in their
own kingdoms.-New Haven Reg
PRYING WOMEN CAUSE TROUBLE
Curiosity makes more discomfort
than many another more censured
trait. It is equally trying for the
pryor and the "pryee.""
To bother about what is none of
your concern is distinctly vulgar. The
well-bred woman waits until news
comes ber ' way^-^does not go on a
still hunt for it.
The curious woman may not mean
impertinence, -but rarely falls to be
credited with it There is no greater
impudence than to seek to know what
others are trying to conceal.
Curiosity ls a malignant growth;
once get the germ and soon it will
affect the most trifling affairs of life.
There is nothing too insignificant to
escape the peeving of the Inquisitive.
As a distorter and magnifier noth
ing is In the class of curiosity. It Im
agines dagger thrusts In pinpricks
and cannot rest happily until suspic
ions are verified.
The curious woman ls not only a
nuisance to her friends, but is thor
oughly unhappy herself. To go
through life with the belief that
everyone has something to. hide from
you is misery.- - . . .. - -
The curious worhan need not think
to conceal her falling, the prying'look
and roving eye is an unmistakable
Over-inqulsltiveness defeats its own
ends. The curious woman misses
many an interesting blt of news that
people keep to themselves rather than
gratify her morbid desire for knowl
edge that is none of her business.
New Haven Register.
KATE BARNARD'S MAYOR.
While matron of the United Provi
dent Association "Kate" Earnard be
came the controlling spirit in the po
litical life of Oklahoma City. She
was the only one who could vota
the slum independently of the sa-,
loon, and, if need be, against tho sa-j
loon. "Hello, boys! Where are you
going?" she would say to a group of ?
barroom bums towed to tho polls by i
a saloonkeeper. And while the sa
loonkeeper looked on helplessly sho
would remind them that she had sent
John's little girl to school and had
nursed Tom's wife through the spell
of pneumonia and had found a de
cent suit of clothes for Jim, and had
got *vork for them all-in fact, had
helped to raise the wage scale for
work on the ? *ets from $1.25 to
$2.23 a day. And then she would
tell the boys that they must vote
against the bad candidate for Mayor
and for the good one because the
good one was a friend of hers, and the
boys would follow her meekly to the
ballot box. Thus she elected first a
Republican Mayor and then a Demo
cratic Mayor, each time by a majority
of 700.-American Magazine.
GOWN OF AMBASSADOR'S WIPE.
Though she^s of American extrac
tion, Mme. Jusserand, wife of the
French Ambassador in Washington, is
a Parisienne of Parisiennes in manr
ner and tn dress. So her gowns may
be taken as the newest expressions
of the views of French modistes. She
ls wearing street suits that are far
from startling. One is of London
smoke-color?d camel's hair, with
j plain skirt and folds of silk braid.
The coat is a modified Empire, braid-,
ed heavily, and shows on a pale lav
ender crepe bodice, with silver and?
black embroidery. Mme. Jusserand's
hat for morning Is a stiff, walking
shape, with a great bow of black
taffeta caught with'a dull black
buckle and a few loops of jetted lav
ender velvet. In the afternoon she
wears a head covering at least a yard
across. Her hats ar3 almost always,
black, Directoire or Gainsborough, .
and worn at a rakish aigle which few.
women can imitate with success.
Mme. Jusserand always is clad cor
rectly in the respect that the articles
of her outfit match to the last detail.
Shoes, gloves, veil, fan, parasol and
small neck ruff distinctly accord with
one another.-New York Press.
Some charming little red slippers
have twin rosettes of red silk and .
Unlike the coat sleeves, those for
frocks may be of a different material, '
If they match the dress in color?
ater?ais: One cup of milk, one cup
>da, three squares of chocolate and,
g. Put the soda in the milk and
ix all together till when you drop
ake a ball in your fingers. Take off
itu it Is stiff paste, and then spread
desired, add a cup of chopped nuts
i in just before you take the fudge
For 'tailor-mades ruchlng of linen,
pleated tiny and extremely narrow
in fact, just a line-is fashionable.
In fur neck pieces the flat stole ls
accorded a second place by the shawl
shaped capes that end at the waist
line. < ?
The walking suit that typifies the
'Directoire adaptations bas a coat
which escapes the skirt.hem'by an
A new chain girdle in various color
combinations such as white and gold,
blue android, taupe and gold, ls very
pretty. - '.
A stylish shoe suitable for formal
afternoon functions has a patent
leather vamp and uppers of dull black
A smart coat is fastened across the
waistcoat with frogs of green corded
silk, slung from the buttons on the
Blouses, coats and Indoor frocks
carry long sleeves. With these will
be worn the two-button glove in
heavy or light kid.
The gauzy frock will ask for but
tons of satin, tho frock cf satin or
silk or meteor crepe de chine for but?
tons of. its own fabric.
Those who cannot make Princess
' lace are buying it, for it is one of the "
most fashionable*laces of the season
Tor trimming handsome gowns.
The bias-striped one-toned mate
rials which one finds among the
broadcloths, prunellas and serges, are
ideal for women of stout figure.
The fashion of decolletage is worn
more now. For afternoon wear the
high neck is correct, but after sun
down the decollete is the right thing.
For .tailor-mades cloth and silk
covered buttons 'are more used than
anything else, although braid and silk
piping buttons are aiso in great
An Uncrushable Toad.
An experiment was recently made
in the clay testing department of a
machinery .company at Bucyrus,
Ohio, in which a toad was placed in
a twenty ton brick .j ress and was four ...
times submitted to a pressure of ii>
OOO pounds without injury.
The question at issue was whether
such a pressure would kill the toad
or whether .-Ita ability to cownress It
self was sufficient to allow it to coma
out of the ordeal alive. The toad
was first placed in a lump of granu
lous clay and the whole pressed into
a brick. After the huge press had
done its work the solid brick wa* lift
ed from the machine and tho toad
winked its eyes contentedly, stretched
its legs and hopped away.-Popular
Detter Dressed Oxford.
It is strange how sartorial fashions
change, even in conservative Oxford,
Three or four years ago it wa3 quitt
.tho exception to see a junior membef
of the 'varsity dressed otherwise than
In a pair of gray trousers and a tweed
coat covered with many perfectly use
less leather buttons. Thc coniforta?
ble but somewhat slatternly garments
are now almost obsolete.-Oxford