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PART II—PAGES 9 TO 12
Q One Way
to fill a barrel with water, is to use r
sieve. It's a poor way, though. Yoti
J* can do it—but it takes time, patience.
✓^ > care and much work*
f > So you cart Wash clothe
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* board—but it isn't the
prY be f, ua y- h ' s 5, 7
1 jMul ■ T work, hard worn, costly
fy T ' s ''' j . work. It wears out the
/ ■ i things you're trying to
m\\X 1 /: = =EHJfei clean.
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I J II L——' '•~Tj j J^, ~'~s \ ' s to use P- ear^ne
( t\f- 1 That docs the washing
Hi / I while you're doing
something else—does it without any of the clumsy rubbing
that takes so much time and makes so much wear and tear.
Try it—saves you money as well as work.
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LOS ANGELES: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1893.
WOMEN MAY LE CELEGATES IN AN
A IJeauty'a Curious Histnry—Tho Time to
Fight Mntlii-Tho r.oyjil I.nuodrj—Crtn
ollno In I'arla— X Distinguished i/ranch
womau —Timely Topics,
Tlio event In the late session of tho
INcw York legislature of most inipor
gance to womon was tho p issage of the
bill providing for the cn-ivening of the
constitutional con volition In 1801. In
all respects tho securing' of the clause in
this measure which gives women scats
in that body is the greatest triumph ever
'obtained in this state, nnd those of ns
■who have so long tirrri*! it have every
Reason to rejoice in tho success. The bill
provides as follows:
The number of dcire-sdes to such convention
ehn.ll be 175. One hundred and sl-ty-three. of
IMtem shall be elected by-seiiato districts and
jshall be known ns district delegates, Kach son-
Isitu district sh.ill b« entiled rr> five dlstrtrt dele
gates, fifteen delegates shall be eloc'.ed for
the otnt* at I-rge and shall bo known ns dele
gates at hirpc.
Tho electors may clert as n delegate tiny male
or frvnale citi.-en of this sta*o above the agD of
Nevor has so high an honor been paid
to the women of any state (except Wy
loming) as this. Never has them bsen
jsnch an opportunity to m euro a swift
iand certain victory. It will bes%enthore
are to be five delegates chosen in each
senate district, and tbat women may be
'elected in this way, and that there are to
be 15 delegates at large. Now, any elector
can vote for any 15 ho may choose—say
'five Democrats, five Hopnblicans, three
prohibitionists and two women. Ho can
jpick out men and women for their merits
or popularity, entirely irrespective of
[party, and roto for any 15 who aro in
All over tho state tho women ou.fht to
be movin;: to secure the nmrtiniitiun of
jsui tabic we/men. Noit summer wo should
nominate onr own ticket of 15 doloifates
'at largo. composed of men who favor our
cc.ise. irrespective of putty, and tho lead
ing women of our srate. Thin great op
portunity—tho result of yearn of labor—
should ho used to tho utmost, since if
rwe can elect women delogatu tothocc.n
vt'iition to revise the constitution onr
cause- will tie won.-—New York Cor. Bos
ton W om.iti'a Jonmi:!.
A IV'toty's Curious History.
'The I: -t ConrvtctM of Rnrnfonl." oth
erwise known (Ml Sir?, Abigail Buck, i?
said to hr.ro died nt West Paris. Me., r.
fow flays ago, A reporter visited the
a-T 1 eonntes* a fo/t-aipht since, reach
inn by nil. sloisth nnd on foot tbo remote
rarmhtms* whore Mrs. Buck had lived
for many years, carrying on her farm in
the fall-.?-! Kit no hy a\<tr hard work
Bossing tho brills, milking the cows,
<'.riving the hot*;*, riding into town
seated nn a piece- of board tucked over a
••foro-e.i." and every way rt Stout, eccen
tric and self reliant person. And yet
sho began li':? a petted dntigUtcr <>f nu
arcompiished woman, who taught her
Latin and (livek nnd th-">c modern lan
gnt.'foa and mule her a musician, and
she war. so beautiful that at 16, v: . ing
Boston, men stond r.'AU hi the streets to
watch her out of ri';ht.
Her fftn-ntawhea sho was 20 opposed
hor marriage to tho mr.n'sho lorecj, aud
after brooding over this gdino MOIO s'.ie
one dny Informed then liiat v lii'.o sho
lir.d given up her lover sho shov.ld now
marry the firtt man who nakOd r.er. A
young farmer, Jabez Buck, who had
long admired Abigail Marshall (for th.-.t
was her na-ne), heard of her vow, pro
posed and was aci opterl, n-d the couple
are said to have led a ttxppf lift?—from
wiiich ons infers that Jabez was a meek
man. Tho old woman who has just died
told tho correspondent that he was ono
of nature's r.ohlnmen. hut rather jealous,
and on his deathbed niado hor promise
never to marry n.^rain.
••Since ho died." said, "1 have had
03 offers of marrir:c;o from good men, bo
sides two half o.Ters. By half offers I
mean propcrsls from nion who had wives
livir.K whom puriwsed to divorce. - '
Tho Mrs. Buck had a great quan
tity of valuable gowns, stuffs, lncea.
paintings, etc.. and the correspondent
heard of two sets of ratio service, one
aolid silver, the othcy solid gold, besides
many jewels, in a s.ofe deposit vault in
"a neighboring city," that "have come
from many sources to the last of a roy.ol
lino." Wo to say that Mrs. Buck
was also supposed to haro descended di
rect from Henry VIII. but that is a mere
TheTlmo to Drive Away Moths.
Moths begin to fly nbout in the spring,
and as it is then they lay their eggs it is
then they require most watching. The
damage is not done by the moth, bnt by
the grubs proceeding from the eggs
which the moth lays in the spring. The
great and most efficient remedy against
these pests is cleanliness. Dust and dirt
encourage them, and once they are fairly
nested in it is a work of time and labor
to get rid of them. Everything put
away should be carefully examined, both
to see thai it is free from any trace of
insect and also that it is scrupulously
clean. Anything put away stained is all
hut sure to fall n victim to moth. In
secticide, moth paper, camphor, pepper,
hitter apple, and even a tallow candle
wrapped in brown paper are ail well
(known and popnlßr protectors, but thoy
are almost unavailing unless care ia
taken in putting things away. These
shonld be scrupulously looked over, then
dusted with whatever remedy is adopted,
folded np in old sheets and then, if to be
put away for some time, done np in
brown paper, the c dges of which shonld
he carefully gummed down to prevent
tho entrance of any pest.
I Valuable furs are better sent to a fur
rier, who for a certain charge will take
care of them for the summer men tha.
Ordinary furs aro bettor hung upin linen
hags in a cupboard in use, and carefully
rhoked at every week or no, beaten wtih
a slight switch and, hung out in tho fresh
air. Prp~r sprinkled witlA paraffin or
,tßlpent: :io oa;i bo pinned or otherwise
fastened underneath chairs, sofas or mat
tresses to keep off the insects, and tho
mattress-is should be -r.-ell dnstcd with
some inodorous Insecticide when tho bods 1
pet their weekly turnover. — London |
Tho Bovhl I.unndry.
The royal laundry, or, as it is more
often called, the queen's laundry, occu
pies the most picturesque sito on tho
borders of Richmond park, which, in
spite of its naarnoss to London, is still
one of tho most beautiful sylvan scenes
|:i England. In fact, tho garden and
| round on which the laundry stands are
j-acli - lly a slico cut out of tho side of
The body linon department, which Is
practically n separate house, communi
catee with tho other part of the Laundry
by a door, the key of which always rests
in the superintendent's pocket.
So stringent aro the rules that when
some of the gentlemen of the household
wished to go over it, and Mr. Wilson,
unable to forl.id it, said they must do it
at their own risk, they did not venture.
It is difficult to say whether her maj
esty's order arises from the fear of in
fection or from) tho dread of having her
undergarments! criticised and possibly
even paragrapljed. Truth to tell, there
would I*9 little}to say concerning them,
for hcTiuajestyfe linen, though exquisite
ly fine, is severigy plain.
The princesses, however, give their
fancy more rein and have bfiautiful linen,
and they have a curious objection—it now
almost amounts to a superstition—to
wearing a flannel petticoat that has been
washed. Onco ready for washi:<:: these
become the perquisite of tho lady in
All the royal body linen is washed with
a special primrose a ;ap, which is pleas
antly scented and qnite free from alka
lies. Tho only disadvantage it has for
less exalted per.xmn:;'-. lies in tho fact
that it is extremely costly.—Loudon Cor.
New York Proas.
The Crinoline In Paris.
Wo are indebted to the correspondent
of The Times in Paris for authoritative
information that tho reign of crinoline
is not yet. This Cheerful intelligence
comes frosa two very high source?, one
tho supremo French dressmaker of his
time and the other an Englishman of
equally undoubted supremacy. It ia
characteristic of their respective races
perhaps that ths Englishman r.'.ya that
crinoliue will not be used and cites the
derisive fact 'that "12 royal personages"
whori ho haw had tho honor to wait up
on for instructions as to their wardrobes,
have not mentioned crinoline. On the
other hand, the Frenchman says' with
equal pride and authority, hut of a dif
ferent kind, that crinoline jfhnll not be
used. He will not permit it. Fashion
able modistes who have just returned
from P.iris say tho Hiopslrirt is not Worn
in Paris, nor will it be worn this season
either there or here by women of fash
Practically it does not e~ist in Pr.ris
and is regarded try French couturieroe
as the ser.si tioTrr 1 suggestion of ultra
Americans and of CighVii dealers not of
the best class. They speak of it most
sarcastically as djestrttctivo of all grace
ia di'esj, and th*>- r "rpest a return to
clinging skirts, or at least to those with
out fullness at tho top, by way of con- i
travening it. There is already a reac
tion against stiff and heavy haircloth in
terlining for supple and transparent fab
rics of spring and summer gowns. In
its place themore pliable crinoline 1 iwn
of foundation muslin i.s used, and this
extends only to tho kneo instead of to
the hips, as during tho winter.—San
A Dlstiitjrulr.hed Frenchwoman.
Sorosis entertained at her May day
festival in New York a distinguished
French lady, lime. Isabella Bogelot. the
only woman sent officially by the French
nation to the Columbian exhibition, the
only member of Mine. Carnot's commit
tee delegated to the congrees of repre
sentative women at Chicago. And "this
distinguished guest, sitting at tho right of
the prerident of Porosis hasHo the long
table, with its great silver "loving cup"
overflowing with Hay roses, say very
graccfnl things in French about the wo
men of America, to which Airs. Lcr.ier
responded in tho same language with
equally gracious compliments to tlio wo
men of France.
What seemed to impress Mine. Bogelot
most wero the elegance and cleverness of
our women, among whom sho felt quite
at homo because of their resomblauco to
tho FTench in address and apparel. She
said that in no other country but Amer- !
ica could women combine in clubs to i
take up the work of reform and progress
seriously and yet lose nothing of tho os- j
sentialry feminine graces in dress or de
Later, when the feast was finished and
the speeches began, sho told tho club,
still in French, of her work among tho
discharge . women prisoners in France, a
beneficence of which she is directrice
And Eoho Answers Why?
Why do women with big, full faces
insist on having a scrap of a bonnet?
Why do women with rod faces wear red f
veils and women with colorless complex- 1
ions wear bluo ones? Why does any
woman wear a veil with a sailor hat?
Why do stout women prefer a bow at
the throat when small bonnet ties in
bridle fashion would iook so much better'
Why, oh. why. does any woman wear
a veil with a lace edge? Why does sho
plunge into purple and magenta? Why
does sho wear a big hat to the theat £»
ami a small ono in t lie street? Why does (
she make a fright of herself in skirts that
flare and sleeves that bulge and weight
her skirts with haircloth linings? Why j
news she put her hands into grass green i
gloves and her feet into red suede slip
pers? 13 judgment never to guide fash
ion, and must thousands of dollars be
squaiNlered every year in a senseless
change?— Brooklyn Eagle.
Miserly I'njf of London Scnm.irasset.
A claim of extraordinary ohar.acte'r
was tho snbjoct of magisterial proceed
ings at Guildhall, London, in which one
item of a seamstress' account, "making
•15 mantles r.t 1 penny each," startled tho
judge into making on inquiry concern
ing the amount of work this generous
cum was supposed to cover. It waa
explained that tho work included all tho
sewing of tho Fashionable mantles that
are sold for $88 each. E'or other and
more elaborate mantles sixpence (about a
dime) was paid. The defendant admitted
the debt, but claimed a reduction on tho
ground that the complainant had taken
away some cloth. The complain.-mt ad
mitted that she had taken some "rags"
(cuttings), but these were usually con
sidered as perquisites. Tho derision was
an order for a payment of the claim,
with costs of something over $5. —Lon
don Let ter.
Poor Baby Knth.
Poor B2by Ruth has been so pestered
by kodak fiends and curious sightseers
when taking her walks ill the rear of the
White Hour s on fair days that the pres
iflcnt has had to Order the gales of the
White House grounds to bo closed be
tween the hours of 2 and 4 in order that
she may take the air nndlsl urheot.
It seems that the sightseers, who aro
mostly women, not content, with staring
at the baby, insisted upon kissing her,
while some of them, taking advantage
of the temporary distraction of the nurse,
gave the baby candy or opened hor
mouth to look at her teeth or danced
her np anil down in their arms. Ono
audacious woman actually tried to sur
reptitiously snip off a lock of her hair
with a tiny pair of scissors.—Washing
ton Cor. Boston Herald.
Italian Women T.ike . Prominent. Part.
For the first time in the history of the
kki;flora of Italy women have contrib
uted to tho national representation nt an
exhibition. With the qaeen herself as
president of tl'.t committee, tho women
have gone fctltO their share of tho under
taking with it seal that has.surprised the
officials of tho national woman's board
and have sent an interesting exhibit to
the fair under the Countess di Brazza,
the chief feature of which will bo tiie old
historical luces belonging partly to the
queen and partly to the governm-nt
made in every century since tiie birth o'
Chri;t, with v few priceless pieces of
even an earlier date.—Rome Letter.
Features For n<CUurch Fair.
Some variations of church fair scheme*
were reen in a recent en: ert.einmc.it of
the r.ort. th lien of the time honored
grab bag an old village pnmp, moss
griv. : and dark with r.ge apparently,
flowed favors instead of water through
its ancient r p r.;t. Ono of tho stalls rep
resent .id a huge web, with a giant spider
enthroned therein. Cscgbt in its mc hes
wero all sort. of tempting fancy work
nnd notions, while from above floated o
banner enticingly inviting the pawing
Si?s to "Gome into i:iy parlor."—Norria
Protty Girls tn f'hlceiro.
The young gifla who are to rmporrise
tho candy, soda water, cigar and ice
cream sales at tho Chicago fair must as
a c mdition of employmenl purchase sea- |
sou tickets, upon each .ono of which i«
photographed the portrait of tiie holder.
The Jackson park phncjgxaphar. who
Siok the portraits is quoted ss sayifig,
••>7erer in r.iy lifo havo I seen such a I
large number of fcoar.Hfv:] girls in cno j
day." A majority cf tho giris, he omit- '
tea to add, do not coatrj from Chicago.—
New Yerh Bun.
Seventy TV i- -.en A ;»nlied.
Recently a Sntrn's clr.bor' considerable
importance advertised for a secretary,
and among some hundreds of replies
from men of all gsades were seventy ap
plications from women. Sampling wines
and cigars, engaging butlers and waiters,
receiving indigrant members and tho
like are not exactly feminine oocupctions,
but tho innovation may coino sooner than
wo expect, for tho club of tho future will
be an association of men and women,
according to the enthusiasts.—New York
Rosa Bonhett* Against Mixed Schools.
Rosa Bonhour disapproves of the foin
inine attendance nt tho Eeole dcs Beaux
Arts on tho ground that the youhg men
students aro too badly brought up and
too vulgar to permit ti \ rmhg ladies as
sociating with them, "' 'ad we Amer
ican mr.nners," sho says, "and was there
but a lit tie moro respect for women here,
the state might create raided schools, but
with the character of the male studont
of the day it is wrong to think of it"
Harmony on a Ttntny TJay.
The stylish women abroad on a rainy
day sees to it tlvtt the lining of her
mackintosh cape, her umbrella, her
gloves, her reft felt or alpine hat, her
. veil and her spatterdashes are all of the
same shade, which must be a conserva
' five one, as dark gray or golden brown
On a recent stormy day the girl stu
dents of Ann Arbor (Midi.) university I
appeared dressed in a costumo which
, had skirts reaching half way between
] tho kn"e and ankle and long gaiters coy- •
Bring tho shoo tops and extending to the
; knee. ,
I Miss Lillian Smith made the trip from
Herndon to San Francisco not long ago !
in a boat IH feet long, 3 feet wide and
weighing 20 pounds, built by her own
hands, probably the smallest craft ever
used for so long a juumey.
An English woman, Miss Sprules, has '
for many years conducted a distillery of 1
famous lavender in Surrey. It is much '
esteemed, and she gives employment di- '
reedy and indirectly th'» large number '
of people. | J
The executors of the estate of Mrs. |
Mary .loannette Keenoy of Hertford havo (
been instructed to make certain gifts in (
her name and memory to the amount of (
between fcCOO.OOO and $500,000. I
There has been sn attempt to intro- '
duce thumb rings. I know of no one, (
however, who wears them except Ella
Wheeler Wilcox, says a New York
A branch of the English Needlework f
guild has been est~.bjii.hed iv Brussels
?ouduotod by resident English women. '
PART II—PAGES 9 TO 12.
BALLAD OF AN OLD MAID.
Sho heard ono caylng, "I wonder why
That protty old maid ws.s nfjvcr wed.*
And she turned aside, with a dewy eye,
And sat with hor hand to her bended head.
"If they only knew," her sad heart said.
And her pleading thought searched the uni
Again for a form that long ngo fled.
The gallant form of n boy In blue.
Again wero the soldiers marching by.
With eager zoal in their measured trend.
The bravo flag brightening land and sky
With glorious light from Its rich folds shed.
Again tho blast of the bugle led
Her heart where blood v.-aa tho grasses' dew.
And lying low on n hero's lied
The gallant form of n boy In blue.
No wedding chimes fr'.-n the hell 3on high.
But. ever through all the years instead
A toll prolonging the mingled cry
Of woo nnd triumph that battle bred.
And her heart on no other lovo was fed.
But ever through ull the years was true-
To him who fell where the field v.iui red,
The gallant form of n boy In blue.
Prince, who art young, when war times sped
Was many a fatal shot that flew.
And many a maiden mourned herde.ad.
The tr.'Ulnnt form of a boy in blue.
—C. L. Cloveland In lloston Globe.
My cousin Elsa had, I am sorry to say,
grown into a provoeante woman, with a
dirty complexion and n tendency lo hint
on insufficient ovidenco that men whom
sho met wero in lovo with her. She gave
these hints to a confidante, and tho con
fidante td ways told tho men, and tho men
as a rule wero very angry. Sometimes
they complained to me. She was just
i pretty enough to mako her story proba-
I ble, and tins was exasperating. I pointed
! out to them that Elsa was tho kind of a
girl that had to do something to make
her mother suffer, that thero was no au
thentic instanco of any ono who knew
her well having taken her seriously, and
that it was best to hear quietly with tho
ways of women, f did what I could. I
told her that it was vulgar to pose ns the
car of Juggernaut,' but although she i,~
quite vulgar enough to consciously avoid
vulgarity she wonld not see it.
I cc.mo upon her lato ono night, at one
of mother's parties when nearly ev
ery one had gone. She was wearing the
most affected clothes, liquid eyes and a
small pout. •
"Poor little me!" she said in her favor
ite girl of 4 manner, "what have I done?
I I feel positively certain that Mr. Wy
sloup will kill me."
"Indeed, yes end yes nnd yes! He
would take me into supper, nnd ever
sine ■if I said a word to any other n:au
he has scowled at mo in a positively mur
"Elsa," 1 said, "I will give you rax
Ir-sons in tho art of implication for a
shilling. It h cheap, hut I hate to sea
you doing things inartistically. all
right with mo, of course, but I fancy thai
you had better, not fell other pooplo thr.t
Wyslonp is in love with you.*
j "I never said he was. And why
i mustn't I tf Ur"
"Because Wysloup is dangerous.''
"Oh! Why dangerous? Then I think
Sho did, and Wyslonp heard of it. Ho
is connected with tho proprietor of the
Wyslonp multiplex sock. The multiplex
sock is. if ono may trust the advertise
ment, an added lv :r.ry to life and can
not wear out. It has certainly conferred
moro fortune than honor npon tho neph
ew of the proprietor. If in your ignorance
yon cheerily ask Wyslonp if he is con
nected with the multiplex sock, ho will
tell you frankly that he is its nephew.
But when once he knows that you are
aware of the connection he does not per
mit any further reference to it. For in
stance, Denner happened oneotobe talk
ing at the club about the possibility that
he might havo to leave his house. A cer
tain railway had a great envy to go
through his front garden. Some one
asked him if ho felt anxious about it.
"Yes," said Denner, "I am in a state
of the most awful suspense, liko my mul
tiplex socks." Wyslonp was present and
heard this, but he suid nothing. Later,
at whist, Major Birdmount—who is all
liver and suspicions— was coupled with
Wysloup against Dristield and Denner.
The major is quite unable to believe in
extraordinary luck at whist nnless it
happens to come to himself. Ho would
distrust his own mother if sho had seven
trumps. Consequently it was unfortu
nate that Denner commenced by dealing
himself tho whole of tho 13. With great
difficulty the major held his tongue and,
spoko nothing, but his face darkened.
Denner was greatly surprised. Wysloup
smiled a faint ghost of a smile. Pres
ently Denner noticed that the major was
watching him intently. As Denner is
a perfectly ordinary and honest man ho
waa naturally annoyed. But in spito of
his honesty when it came to Dcnner's
turn to deal again ho denlt himself 11
trumps with the aco and king of another
suit. Ho conld hardly believe his eyes.
He flung down his cards and won the
As the major rose to go he said, "My
children had been meaning to take mo to
the Egyptian hall tonight, but whist's
good enough for me." No man probably
likes to have it implied that ho is cheat
ing for the sake of shilling points at
whist. Denr.or was furious and lost no
time in making tho major very much
less vague and very much moro humble,
but ho was nevertheless exceedingly an
noyed about it. Of course it may not
havo been Wysloup that was responsible,
but I have noticed that those who vox
him generally get punished, and he can
do anything with the cards. Besides
Wysloup was very busy losing money to
the major at ecarte on the following
day. Now, the major cannot play ecarte,
and Wysloup can. This was the only
occasion on which it had occurred to me
that Wysloup bad the battered relics of
I was curious to see how ho wonld
take my cousin Elsa's audacity. She
had hinted at Wys'oup's devotion in a
conversation with young Cecil Banks.
Sunks is a repeater. Ho told Wysioup
all about it. Further, ho told mo that
ho had fold Wysloup. Now, I thought.
Wysloup will cut dead and mcke no
rscrct why ho does if, or he will eet
some scandal afloat about; her. He did
nothing of the kind. He treated her
with the most delieato and respectful
attention. lie took every chance of
m "ling her. Ho seemed at first to do
sire nothing more than to be forever her
humble and silent worshiper.
Once or twice as she stepped from the
carriage np the strip oC carpet to some
party to which Wysloup had not been
invited she saw him standing in tho
crowd, half in shadow, cloaked, watch
ing her with raptured eyes and a roman
tic r.ir OS impressive ns the advertise
ments of the multiplex sock. On the oc
casions when he did meet her ho by no
means raor' > lized her. Ho took with
humble gra lie as much of her society
as sho vouchsafed to him. He remem
hered and showed her that 1 . remem
bered every word she said and every
preference that sho expressod. Ec was
reverent and chivalrous with her. His
manner was perfect. Ho was splendid.
I do not think Elsa had been treated
with abnormr.l before. She
luxuriated in it. Sho ceased to 3ay any
thing that could imply that Wyslonp
graft f. ond of her, yet she talked a goon
deal of him. Sho told me ono .light that
ho was tho only man sho knew who had
a really nohlonatnre. I.said: "All right,
but let it stop at tbat. Don't marry
him." She said ecstatically that ono
would not marry Sir Galahad. I said
that T had never tried. Then sho told
me that I was vulgar, which was fairly
Of course a week or two afterward she
j came to me with a letter in her hand.
"You know," sho began, "that poor,
| dear mamma docs not like Mr. Wysloup.
: Sho asks him to things sometimes be
: cause I make her, but sho hates him."
"Well, I'm in great trouble. He's
written to mo—a proposal, and I havo
accepted him. Oh! oh! I hadn't expect
ed it, and I'm not worthy, nnd I never
called any one Algernon beforo in my
! lifo. I want yon to break it to mamma
and tell hor it's all right."
"You won't liko it. llo's going abroad
to look after tho colonial interests cf tho
! multiplex sock. You had better writo
j and say that you've changed your mind.
I What's that letter you've got there?"
"It's hiG. It's tho letter. I can't bear
: to let it get out of my hands."
"The address on tho envelope," 1 said,
| "is not in Wysloup's writing."
"Well, it is tho same us tho wrising in
| tho inside and tho r.amo as tho accept
ances he wrote to our invitations. I
wish we hadn't destroyed them."
I went to a drawer and pulled ont a
I sheet of note paper. "There," I said, "I
saw Wysloup write that and sign it.
Cornparo it with tho letter. I havo
known Wysloup's handwriting for
It took mo time to convince her, but I
; did it. Bho bocamo slightly illogical.
Sho said that Wysloup ought to bo
ashamed cf himself, and that it obvious
ly was not he who had played her tho
I trick and that I wan much to blame for
! introducing him to her—which, by tho
| way, I never did. Sho also said that it
would fciH her, hutirdiasV """
This is tho reply sho received to her
acceptance in Wyslonp'.- own handwrit
nitAtvMiss tL\Ktmtr,- t gather from yoor
letter that soaw person h,".3 been writing to
yon ti inopo' at in my war, and (bat you have
been n victim i.t n vulgar practical joko. I
t must tliafjlv y rj for the very warm nnd flnttor
-1 ing expressions tbat you used about me, and 1
\ am indeed sorry that I cannot plead a right to
them. But I fiiall hope to ho always a brother
to you. Iteairf to my knowledge n fevr months
ago that yon had coupled my Dame with yours
in a very unjustifiable way. I shall therefore
retain your letter aa v hostage. As long as ycu
| refrain from taking snob liberties in tiie futura
Ino one will ace that letter but myself. Again
! apologizing for my inability to bo to you nil
■ that you would wish, I romain yours respoct
-1 fully, Alokhno.v \\ vsloup.
Elsa spent a vast amount of tears,
; gasps and torn handkerchiefs over this
letter. ''How daro a man say that he
will ho my brother?" sho exclaimed.
Tiien she once more referred to the prob
ability of her immediate docer.se.
Wysloup left England a few days aft
erward, and we never found out whom
he had got to write tho letters for him.
, For ell wo knew ho may have disguised
his own handwriting.
When Elsa married Sir Peter a year
afterward, Wysloup sent her as a we 4»
■ ding present a gold bonbenniere with her
lovo letter folded small inside it. He
once more showed tho relic 3of a con
A few weeks afterward I caught Elsa
speaking of Wyslonp to a dear friend,
j "Yes," said Elsa sweetly, "there was
j something between us, lint it could never
; be. Ho left England, ypu know, directly
afterward. Ido a~> hopo that hi 3 lifo is
■ not quite spoiled."
So Elsa struck the last blow. Put then
i she was never hnmpere\l oven by the rel
ics of a conscience.—Sketch
Tbe Baals or Ciocd Coffee.
An ideal cup of coffee can. it is said,
be made only in ono vr.ay. The coffee
must be of the liest quality and must be
! roasted, ground immediately and used
ius quickly as possible. Connoisseurs in
\ cofice assure us that it is out of ths ques
tion to mako this beverage absolutely
perfect out of factory roasted coffee thr.t
has lx in allowed to stand in the open
air any number of hours; and. in addi
tion, ono might say thr.t sneh a thing as
a cup of good coffee from that which is
purchased ready ground is cjuito on iin
possihility, The Qua aroma of the berry
evaporates in a very i,bort time.
Given tho freshly rousted and ground
coffee, nti earthen coffeepot heated very
hot by being tilled With boiling water,
which must he poured out again, aud a
coffee bag strriner. Then put in the
coffee, ground very Cno, almost to a
powder, pour upon it boiling water—
not merely hot—cover tightly and allow
the coffee tofilter through. Have ready
tbeceps, heated by pouring boiling water
in them, put in tho required quantity of
cream and sugar, then fill up with tho
distilled, nectar from the coffeepot, and
one has a beverage that is a revelation.
Never expect good results from poor cof
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