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of the California Fig Syrup Co and the
scientific attainment of its chemists have
rendered possible the production of Syrup
of Figs and Elixir of Senna, in all of iu
excellence, by outlining the pure pttdfe.
innl principled of plants known to act most
beneficially and combining Ibwa most
skillfully, in the right proportions, with
B' iU wholesome and refreshing Syrup of
f California Figs.
As there in only one genuine Syrup of
1'ign and Klixir of Senna and us the gen
uine is manufactured by an original
method known to the California I ig Syrup
Co. only, it in always necessary to buy the
genuine to get its iM'ncficial effects.
A knowledge of the above facts enables
one to decline imitations or to return them
if, upon viewing the package, the full name
of the California Kig Syrup Co is not found
printed on the front thereof
LOOKED A LITTLE UNSTABLE
Body Servant of Qen. Mahone Doubt
ful of the Qualities of Hie
Oen. Adalbert R. Bufflngton, at a
dinner In Madison, N. J., told a num
ber of civil ww stories.
"Oen. Mahone," he said, "was very
thin. One cold and windy December
morning In '64 he was taking a nap In
Tils tent when his old colored servant,
Uncle Davy,' tiptoed in, and, stum
bling In the darkness, knocked down
the general's folding cot and spilled
liim out on the frozen ground.
"Oen. Mahone Jumped up furiously,
seized a scabbard and made for Davy.
Davy ran. The general gave chase.
"Uncle Davy tore up hill and down
dale till he was pretty well out of
breath; then he looked back over his
shoulder at his master, who bounded
after him on slender limbs, blue and
thin, his long, while night shirt flut
tering In the chill morning.
" 'Fo' de lan's sake, Mars' William,'
the exhausted Davy yelled, desperate
ly, 'yo' hain't trustln' yo'se'f in dls
wind on dem legs, Is you?' "
tJ l fxjfl W& JM
Clergyman What would your fa
ther say If ho saw you digging for
worms on Sunday?
Willie I don't know; but I know
what he'd suy ir I did not dig for them.
That's him fishing over there."
A Test of Friendship.
Just before Artemus Ward's death
Robertson poured out some medlcino
and offered it to the sick man, who
aid: "My dear Tom, 1 won't take
any more of that horrible stuff "
Robertson urged him to swallow the
mixture, saying: "Do, now there'B a
lear fellow for my sake. You know
I would do anything for you."
"Would you?" said Ward, feebly,
grasping his friend's hand for the last
"I would indeed," said Robertson.
"Then you take It!"
Ward passed away a few hours aft
erward. Recollections of the Bancroft.
The Only Way.
"We all make blunders. I thought
once I was a square peg when I was
really a round one."
"How did you find out your mis
take?" "I got Into a hole!"
at Breakfast, Lunch
A new dainty of pearly white
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Toasties are fully cooked,
rolled into thin wafers and
toasted a crisp, golden-brown.
Reudy to eat direct from the
box with cream or good milk.
The exquisite flavour and crisp
tenderness delights the most
fastidious epicure or invalid.
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II Illustrations by Ray Walters
Three gtrls - KIlmt.M li. Oabrielle and
Kllse-started for Canada to spend the
summer there. On hoard steamer they
were frightened by an apparently dement
ed stranger, who finding a baa belonging
lo one or them, took enjoyment In ecru
UnliliiK a photo of the trio El tee shared
her stateroom with a Mrs. Graham, alao
bound for Canada. The young women on
a sightseeing tour met Mrs. Oraham,
anxiously awaiting her husband, who had
h mania for eaJlTng. They were Intro
dueed to Lord Wilfrid and l.ady Edith.
A uottage by the ocean was rented by
the trio for the summer. Elisabeth
learned that a friend of her father's was
to rail. Two men called, one of them
'inn the queer-acting stranger on the
iteamer The girls were "not at home,"
but discovered by the rarda left that one
tf the men was Elisabeth's father's
friend. The men proved to be .lohn C.
Hleke and Gordon Bennett. The party
was teld of the eeareh for emsgglers
CHAPTER III. Continued.
Mary Anne proceeded to tell us,
with much circumlocution and attention
to detail, that the previous summer a
famous band of smugglers had car
ried on successful operations under
the very noses of our customs officials
located In the little town just across
the water, and had completely baffled
said officials In their efforts to uphold
law and justice.
She added that a police boat had
recently been assigned to the station,
which patrolled the shore with flash
ing searchlight, ready to pounce upon
any unwary small craft lurking with
out lights In dark coves or inlets, and
that a large reward had been offered
for the capture of the chief offender.
"Hut, law!" finished Mary Anne, ex-1
ultantly, "wot good does that do when
' can stay 'lgh and dry this side the
border? Wot's 'e goln' to the states
fur, I'd like to know, when 'e can stay
'ere, Miss Rllse, and waller In dl
I admitted that he would be foolish
to thus tempt Providence, and Mary
Anne resumed, thoughtfully pinching
up the skin on her round red arms:
"But they're lookin' fur 'lm, pore
feller, and the pollis is 'ungry fur the
money wot'll land 'lm in jail. No com
mon man 'e Is, they say, but mayhap
one of these 'ere Islanders wot comes
fur the summer, with their steam
achts and their line clo'es. Ah, well!
Jail's no wuss fur 'lm than fur the
likes o' us. And seein' that the gentle
man to-day was very likely lookin'
and civil spoken, but quite unbe
knownst to me, I wondered beggin'
your parding, Miss Elizabeth If It
was 'lm I 'ear so much talk about In
the village. Will you be havln' clear
soup ag'ln to-night, miss?"
"As you please, Mary Anne;" Eliz
abeth spoke absently, and Joined us
In the living room with Sn air of sup
"Do you think it's possible?" she
Inquired, laying Mr. Gordon Bennett's
card on the table as though fearing It
"No. I don't," said Oabrielle, bluntly.
"It's Just servants' gossip. Don't
think about it any more."
Of course after that we talked of
nothing else, and when Lord Wilfrid
and Lady Edith came up that even
ing we told them all about It, begin
ning with our experience on the
steamer. Lord Wilfrid disposed of the
steamer episode In one succinct word.
"Drunk," he said, with a shrug of
his shoulders, and really it seemed not
improbable, now that it was suggested
1 .hi ii Wilfrid appeared in a . new
light that evening, he was so talka
tive and agreeable; he also corrobo
rated Mary Anne's story about the
smugglers, and gave us a good deal of
information on the subject. The vil
lage was quite excited, he said, and
the fishermen who hired sailboats
could talk of nothing else.
"I confess," he Bald, with his slow
drawl, "my sympathies are with the
poor devil of a smuggler. He must
be a clever chap, 1 fancy, to be worth
such a large reward."
"According to Mary Anne, he can
waller In di'monds,' " remarked Oa
"Ah, indeed!" said Lord Wilfrid.
opulent but uncomfortable, I should
Imagine. Well, I wish him luck; may
"Wilfrid, dear," Interrupted his sis
ter, In laughing expostulation, "and
you a magistrate at home!"
"Well, suppose I am," returned
Lord Wilfrid, "it is my misfortune,
not my fault. And I'm sure my iym
pathles are nearly always with those
wretched poachers we condemn so
Instantly conceived a warim 1
liking for Lord Wilfrid, for I thought
such sentiments worthy of admiration,
and 1 could Bee that Oabrielle and
Kllzabeth were likewise Impressed. In
deed, now that he had cast aside his
mantle of sulky sllonco. he Droved
himself rery pleasant Indeed, and
even suggested sailing parties and
various other ways of passing the
"For," he remarked, "I think this
Is an good a place as anywhere to stop
and breathe a bit. and It's so Jolly well
Isolated, don't ynu know, that one 1b'
moderately safe from one's dear five
hundred friends; so I fancy It will be
quite a while before we move on
provided Edith can tolerate her ac
commodations." I thought I saw a shadow cross his
sister's face, but she answered him
gently that where he was happy she
. also, so he turned to Oabrielle
and told her he hnd hired a boat by
the weok and was ready to take us out
at any time.
"We have a boat house but no boat,"
remarked Oabrielle, "and we can't
get inside It because Mary Anne's
brother Inconsiderately lost the key."
"Perhaps one of mine will At," sug
gested Lord Wilfrid, producing his
key-ring. "Let us try and see."
80 we si! went down the steep flight
of steps to the little boathouse be
neaih the bluff, and waited on the slip
while he tried the various keys with
"We are right tinder the cottage,"
said Elizabeth, "and yet one can hard
ly see It. I don't believe I like It down
here It Is so dark and creepy. Sup
pose we go back."
The water washed against the slip
with a sullen sound, and It was un
doubtedly very dark so dark we
could hardly distinguish one from an
other. Suddenly, however, a beam of
light Illuminated the little dock, so
dazzling In Its brilliancy that we were
completely blinded and stood blinking
"It's a searchlight," I said, with
great originality, and added by way
of encouragement: "It will be gone
In an Instant."
Rut, It wasn't. I don't know how
long we stood motionless In the white
light, but it seemed an eternity to me,
and Oabrielle said afterward that she
felt perfectly transparent and as
though her every thought was bla
zoned abroad for the world to read.
Lord Wilfrid leaned against the door
of the boathouse, shading his eyes
! with his hand. Elizabeth, who stood
! beside him, said he swore softly under
We Told Them All About It
his breath. For my part, I did not
blame him, for certainly it was most
unpleasant; but so also was the In
tense darkness Into which we were
plunged by the unexpected removal
of the light, and with one accord we
made for the steps leading back to the
It was then that Elizabeth lost her
nerve and gave a stifled scream. This
Is liable to happen at exciting mo
ments when she encounters a mouse
or a spider, for instance; but that
night, when we were talking it over in
my room, she told us she could not
understand why she did it Just then,
but she all at once felt very queer and
oppressed, and relief of some sort was
necessary. So she screamed In a sup
pressed, choking way quite heart
rending to hear, and instantly the
searchlight was back again, laying
bnre our very souls and prying into
every nook and corner of the slip and
the steps leading down to It. This
time we did not stand petrified, but
scurried up the steps as fast as pos
sible, and the light obligingly followed
us, making a white pathway all the
way back to the cottage.
Oabrielle gave a vexed little laugh
as we regained the veranda; she dis
likes to show the white feather at auy
lime, but especially at a false alarm.
"One would think we had never
seen a searchlight," she said, as Lord
Wilfrid drew a chair forward and
she sat down.
"Look!" she continued. "There Is
our enemy, I think."
We looked In the direction she
pointed, and saw what appeared to be
a very small tugboat about to vanish
around the point.
"Perhaps," I suggested, "It Is the
boat looking for smugglers, and they
suspected us. Wouldn't that be ex
"No," said Elizabeth, with a little
shiver; "it would be horrid. 1 should
not like it a bit."
"Why," Bald l.ady Edith, "this poor
child Is quite white and shaking, and
there was nothing to be afraid' of, aft
er all. Let us go Indoors. I think
1 would like the lamplight myself."
So we went Inside, lighted the lamp
with Its red shade, while I I Wilfrid
told us about big game hunting In
Africa, and our other guest and Eliza
beth In lil a low-voiced conversation I
concerning hand-made lingerie and I
other subjects of -mutual Interest.
It seemed to tue Lady Edith wa.
tired to-night, fur she was paler than
usual, and sometimes her head
drooped a little wearily, as though lt
weight of hulr was burdensome. Hi
lips smiled readily, however, and I got
so absorbed watching her dimple
come and go I entirely forgot to show
any Interest In the pursuit of big
game, which, as Oabrielle said after
ward, was certainly rude on my part,
tat l.orrt Wilfrid was doing his best
lo li entertaining
When at last they rose to go, and
had even started down the steps of
the veranda, Lady Edith turned aad
came back alone, laying her slender
white hand on mine and slipping her
other arm around Elizabeth's waist.
"I hope you will pardon me," she
said, gently; "I do not mean to be of
ficious, and of course at home we
looked at such things differently"
She paused as though she found ex
pression difficult, and then continued
with uome hesitation:
"Hut you are just three girls living
here alone, and I've been thinking
about what you told us to-night, and
It has made me a little uncomfortable.
It is so easy to be Imposed upon that
were I In your place I would be very
cautious about admitting promiscu
ous young men. Now, please don't
mlsiin. stand me, will you?"
She looked anxiously Into our eyes
as she spoke, and as we Involuntarily
smiled In response she kissed us and
rejoined her brother without another
word. U was her first advance be
yond the ordinary courtesies of meve
j acquaintanceship, and we were gratl
fled as well as surprised, for with all
her grace of manner she had an air of
reserve difficult to penetrate, even
had we been bold enough to at
Her words carried weight, too, for
when Mr. Oordon Hennett repeated his
1 call within the week he was Informed
that the ladles begged to be excused,
and Elisabeth wrote home that she
did not like things she had heard
about him, and did not think she cared
to know him at all.
We sat for a long time that night
by the open window In my room,
watching the brightly lighted boats
threading their way among the Isl
ands, for Elizabeth said the ocean
seemed so wide and lonely out of their
own window she did not care to look
"And," she continued, pushing the
, sleeve of her blue kimono away from
her arm, "as for that boathouse, I will
never go there again after dark. I had
the queerest feeling!"
"Ohoets," suggested Oabrielle, "or
perhaps rats. They would have the
same effect on you, wouldn't they?"
"Well, you may laugh," said Eliza
beth, solemnly, "and I know I acted
like a fool, but I was Just sure some
one was there or .something. I felt
as though Bome one besides ourselves
was breathing. Oh. I can't explain It
at all, but I was next to the boat
house, and something moved Inside.
Maybe It was a rat, but anyhow I don't
go down there any more after dark;
for while I might be able to cope with
I men, provided I had on my best
clothes and my most engaging ex
; presslon. rats and mice and spiders
are too much for me, and I don't care
who knows It."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
NEED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION.
Alonzo'a Good Reason for Striking
When the Iron Was Hot.
As Alonzo came into the drawing
room the fair Gwendoline flew to meet
"Darling," she murmured, "papa has
changed his mind. He has consented
to our engagement.
"Oh, joy!" exclaimed the young
man, hugging her. "Hut why?"
"Well, Loulse-ponsle, pet, you know
father believes In heredity that wine
parents have wise children, and so on.
Now, my father has never met any of
your family; but last night, at a ves
try meeting, father opposed a motion
In favor of the docking of torn cats'
tails. When It was put to the vote,
only father and one other man was
a.-.ainst Alonzo. that other man was
your father. My father now thinks
your father a very wise person and de
sires the honor of his acquaintance!
Isn't it scrumptious?"
A look of determination came across
tho youth's fair face.
"Gwendoline." he said, "we must be
married before our fathers meet."
"Why? Surely your father doesn't
drink, or anything like that?" was the
"No; only he's stoue deaf!" Stray
New York Described by New Yorker.
New York Is the dirtiest of the
world's great cities and the noisiest,
and the skyscrapers on which we
pride ourselves are making its streets
the darkest on Ood's footstool. Hith
erto, however, we had been able to
look upward from the footstool to
the throne, so to speak and catch
glimpses of the sky and of the sun
or the moon, especially If we hap
pened to be passing through a park or
square. But even of this resource we
are now being robbed. What with the
dirt, the din and the darkness, to say
nothing of the everlasting quick lunch,
strap hanging, step lively scramble of
our dally lives, it Is small wonder that
money Is to be made by advertising
remedies for shattered nerves and es
tablishments for "making men over."
But even such advertisers could not
pay the city a price that would justify
It In selling Its open spaces for such
use. Letter to Now York Sua.
Wa love music for the burled hopes,
the garnered memories, the tender
j feelings It can summon at a touch.
j Letltla Elizabeth Landon.
To Wear Hair of Dead Chinamen.
A ton of hair taken from dead
j Chinamen has arrived on shipboard
j ut Boston from China. It is to be
I nsesd in making "mts" for the women
IN CHILDREN'S HATS
MUSHROOM SHAPE STILL RE
TAINS ITS POPULARITY.
Drooping Brims Seen on All the
Models Plaited Frill of Fine Lace
Alao In Evidence The
The mushroom hat with narrow or
wldo brim and simple trimming has
ranked with the most satisfactory
child modela of the last year, furnish
ing protection for eyes and face, and
at the same time framing the little
face effectively. This shape la not
to be discarded, though it will not
reign alone, and drooping brims ap
pear upon most of the hats Intended
lor children past the bonnet age.
First a word as to those bonnets.
Never were more bewitching creations
of lingerie and of fine straw braids
offered for the very small glrla. They
are comparatively small, these bon
nets. The old large-crowned, wide
brimmed affairs, which made even the
prettiest of baby girls look top-heavy,
have made way for smaller, snugger
shapes In better proportion to the
small heads which will wear them,
and thought there may be a frill or
flare around the face for finish, this
is merely wide enough to be becoming
and make a soft fluffy frame.
Many of the prettiest lingerie bon
nets have a plaited frill of fine lace
next the face, but over this falls a
plain frill If you may call that a
frill which Is shaped, but not really
lulled This plain brim Is of finest lin
gerie material, exquisitely embroi
dered, and with an edge of little hand
embroidered scallops. The crown may
be shirred and corded or draped of
the lingerie material, or perhaps It,
too, allows hand embroidery In Its cen
ter. Knots and ties of soft, pink or
blue liberty ribbon are the trim
ming, and sometimes little clusters
of babyish flowers are added pink
tipped English daisies, tiny rosea, forget-me-nots,
or fine pink and white
Straw bonnets are made of the
lines! lacy braidB, soft enough to be
handled like lace Itself, and follow
much the same lines as the lingerie
HOME COSTUME OF CASHMERE
Graceful Dress Has New Touches
That Add Much to Its General
1 .ie de 1 m cashmere Is used for this
very graceful dress.
The skirt has a wide panel front
bound each side with velvet, and
trimmed with velvet-covered buttons,
and simulated buttonholes.
The bodice has a yoke of tucked net
with lace laid on at each side, form
ng a point In front. The material Is
trranged with a panel front to match
ikirt; deep tucks are carried over the
.boulder velvet and buttons form the
rimming. The sleeves are finished
with velvet cuffs.
Materials required: Seven yards 46
inches wide, one and one-half yard
.'.li. e lining, about Ave dozen but
tons, one-half yard tucked net, one
mil one-fourth yard velvet, one yard
So easy the merest youngster can
do It, yet not too simple to interest
grownups that Is what it is. Simply
lay the designs on the material, put
on the colors and there you are!
And the best part of It nil Is that
the designs are really artistic -pretty,
even in their crudeness. In fact their
very simplicity is the chief charm.
Use unbleached muslin, burlaps,
crash-- whatever you choose. And
you may make scarfs, hangings of all
sorts for suiuium homes, pillow cov
ers or any number of pretty little ar
ticles. You may procure whole sets to do
the work, or simply buy the design
and yotir own colors either way It Is
not very expensive.
Soft, puffy afternoon frocks may
have elbow sleeves.
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bonnet, with a very moderate flaring H
brim under which Is softening lace or H
chiffon, among whose folds tiny flow H
ers may or may not be tucked. Flow- H
era almost Invariably nppear on these H
straw bonnets, but they may be among
the ribbon or at the head of the rib- H
bon tied over H
One delightful model has a crown H
formed of dull finish white braid, loose- H
ly plaited or Interwoven, and around d-
the face wan a fringed ruche of soft, sbbbbbbbb1
white chiffon taffeta. Tiny pink rose- H
buds wore sewed along the center of H
the ruche at Intervals, the fluffy full- H
ness almost concealing them, and a H
cluster of the pink rosebuds beaded H
each of the ties, inside the silk ruche H
was a frill of Valenciennes lace. bH
Bonnets made entirely of lace frills H
and small mushroom hats, made In the H
same way, are dainty and becoming H
for summer wear. One model haa a H
close-fitting crown, composed of or H
rather covered with overlapping frills H
of Valenciennes running from aide to H
side, but toward the bottom these H
frills do not curve in to follow the H
head shape, falling Instead straight fl
from the crown of the head In curtain H
fashion. Two or three frills of the H
lace finish the bonnet around the H
face, and ribbon knots and ties ma' fl
be supplemented by flower trlmmlnf H
or not, according to the Indlvidua
HAT OF PALE BLUE CHIP. M
Loosely draped with fine lace, clus-
ter of blue muslin roses, and black
JEWELRY MUST BE SPOTLESS M
Tarnished Ornaments One of the
Worst of the Offenses Against H
Jewelry is supposedly worn for orna- H
ment, but much of it is kept in such a H
condition that it is anything but. orna- lH
mental. There is no surer sign of H
carelessness than to wear pins, rings H
and chains so black and greasy that H
onlookers may be pardoned from ques- H
tloning the personal cleanliness of the H
There la no excuse for this dirtiness IH
when soap and water are to be had. H
It is well to purchase a small box of H
jeweler's sawdust to expedite drying H
and polishing. A rouged chamois la
also helpful. H
It Is particularly 111 advised for the H
girl who works to wear dirty Jewelry. H
Indeed, she should wear as little as H
possible. A watch, cuff buttons and a H
simple brooch or pin at the neck Is all M
that Is permicsible for good taste. H
These should be kept shining. H
Remember that dirty jewelry Is an H
offense against good taste that no
well-bred girl will commit. M
RETURN TO PLAIN COIFFURES.
Paris Has Set New Fashion Which It H
Is Not Certain Will Be Popu- H
lar in America. H
Whether or not the Americans will M
accept the severely plain coiffure now H
fashionable in Paris is difficult to tell. m
but every day one sees less puffs, less
pompadour and less waves. H
The Brittany fashion of doing the M
hair has beebme a fixed thing abroad glass!
instead of a fad, and women are U
balling It with glee bocause it will U
save them the trouble of curling the H
hair during the warm months. M
It does not require more of one's U
own hair than have the coifflurea of M
the last two years. Braida are needed.
They may be real or bought. One or M
two of them are laid around the head, M
pulled out to their widest dimensions U
and caught down with shell pins. M
There Is a fluff of hair between the
braids and the skin which makes for M
Just above the braid at the back a H
wide flat comb is tucked In the hair.
This Is usually of shell or of cut Jet. M
Secret of Gaining Beauty. M
There is Just one roya road to M
beuuty, and that is good healtu. To try m
to model a beautiful figure and a H
pretty face out of an unhealthy body H
la Impossible. gH
With the gradual improvement in H
health, freshness of complexion, a H
smoothing out of wrinkled places, H
sweetness of breath. Improvement In H
contour, brightness of the eyes and M
other evidences or real natural hand- a
someness come. Moreover, the woman, M
be she young, middle aged or old. Is In H
much better condition to enjoy the re H
iuvi-natloii of the faded beuuty. H