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Nt day Jack Phil.imore ma Je his
way to Ronald Rinjwood's chambers in
Öle temple. He found that light of the
law at home. Jack's name, of course, was
luite sufficient an introduction. Ring
wood shook him heartily by the hand, put
him into an easy chair, proffered him
tobacco in all shapes, and then said:
"Now you shall tell me what there is
to tell about dear old Dob ; by the time
yoa have done that I hope you will feel
that I am no longer a stranger."
Jack Phillimore heartily responded to
his host's cordial welcome, and briefly
told the little there was to tell about Bob
"By the way," lie continued, "that
was a very curious bit of news that you
sent Tx In your last letter to hin. I
never heard my uncle make the slightest
allusion to being engaged in any such
big lottery as you mentioned. Of course,
I understand that it !s only a chance, but
if it did come off it would be a tremend
ous windfall for him. I should think it
vould enable him to clear Laketown."
"TTmt. of course, I can -not say, bar
ing no conception of the extent of his
liabilities: but since ' I wrote Lord Lak
ington has taken steps to entire' that a
big slice of that hundred and sixty thou
sand pounds falls to himself. I was talk
ing over the whole thing with Mr. Car
buckle, one of tie great 'guns' of our
profession, and an old friend of the Vis
count's, and he said it was quite one of
tiie smartest moves he had ever heard
"What the deuce do you mean? said
"Why, surely you hare heard that your
cousin, the Honorable Miss Beatrice, is
about to be married."
Tes; to a fellow called Pegram, I am
told. And why on earth she is going to
marry him we can none of us understand,
unless it is that the beast has lots of
I can make tnat clear to you in a
very few words. Tegram senior is one
of the three nominators left in tlie 'Great
Tontine. His son is to marry Lord
Lakington's daughter, so that the Vis
count and Pegram senior nay share the
whole hundred and sixty thousand pounds
between them as soon as they can prove
the death of the nominee of Miss Ca tor
ham, the third nominator left in. He
was an old man of wandering habits, and,
as he has not been hear! of for some
time, the probability is that the result
of the inquiries the Pegrams are insti
tuting will result in the discovery of his
"What a rascally plot' exclaimed Jack
Phillimore pa.vsionately. "I begin to see
it all now. Beatrice is sacrificing herself
and me for the sake of her father. Do
you know that I looked upon myself as
engaged to my cousin when I left Eng
land some few months ago."
"No. I cannot say I did; nor did I
know of this projected marriags till about
tiree nights ago. I certainly did know
that Lord Lakington had a daughter, be
cause, as Miss Cater ham's representative
of the 'Great Tontino,' I made it my duty
to inquire about the other competitors. I,
like the Pegrams, am diligently searching
for Miss Caterham's missing nominee, al
though, of course in diametricaly opposite
Interest to theirs ; my object being to find
the old man alive, and theirs to find him
dead. Do you love your cousin Beatrice
In genuine earnest?"
"Do I lore her? What nonseng yoa
are talking; she is the only woman I
ever cared a rush about in the course of
my life. Hare I not come home to claim
her as my bride, and prevent this dis
graceful marriage, if possible?"
"Then you will excuse my asking you
one more delicate question. Have you
been at all successful T
' "No j my uncle won't listen to me. ne
ays the marriage id all arranged, and
must take place, while Beatrice refuses to
"Well, Mr. Phillimore, you cannot be
paid to have don much for yourself as
yet. What do you say to entering into
partnership with me? If some vague sus
picions I have formed should happen to
be justified, there will be an end to this
marriage at once."
"I will do anything to save Beatrice
from her imprudence. She may never
be mine; but I am convinced that she
is marrying this man very much against
her own inclinations, and is likely to be
a very miserable wife in consequence."
"Just wait a bit, while I think it
tver," replied Ringwood, and he began
to walk up and down the room. Two or
three minutes thought, and he came to a
top and said: "Now listen to me, and
don't Interrupt me till I have finished.
You can easily understand that to gain
such a sum as this an unscrupulous per
lo n would not be likely to stick at any
fraud which he fancied might escape de
tection. A very clever man, upon hear
ing that I was acting for Miss Cater-
ham, remarked. 'I can only say, that, in
your case, I should scrutinize the other
rmpetltors pretty closely.' Thi is how
come to know so much about your uncle
and the Pegrams as I do. Now, although
noblemen at times have shown themselves
by no means exempt from the frailties
of their baser-born brethren, still I am
bst for a moment insinuating that Lord
Lakington would condescend to foul play
of any description ; but, about these Peg
rams, strictly between you and me, I
flon't feel implicit confidence. They ar
lawyers, and the old man especially has
the reputation of being a hard, crafty
man, very unscrupulous in driving a bar-
CJn, and dabbling a good deal of specu
tion and money lending. I intend to
Investigate the proceedings of the Peg
rams during the last few months pretty
closely, and, if possible, find out who is
their nominee. Now this ought to suit
ou as well as me. If Pegram has com
mitted a fraud, this marriage will, of
course, fall through ; or we -may succe-d
in finding such strong presumption that
he has done so as to justify a postpone
ment of the marriage. That would suit
you ; while, 0.1 my side, I should get rid
of one of Miss Caterham's adversaries
"That is a splendid idea. I will go
in with you heart and soul."
"Very good; then the first thing we
have got to do is to ascertain, if possi
ble, who is likely to be o!d Pegram's nom
inee. I have a friend who, I think, will
rire us a valuable hint on that point if
he can only be convinced that this mar
riage is against Miss PhiJIimore'a inclina
tions." "But when he hears all that I have to
tell him surely that will be sufficient,"
replied Phillimore hastily.
"Well, she refused to see you. Is there
not any friend of the family who takes
"Tea; Mrs. Lyme Wregis, Beatrice's
grandmother. It was she who sent me
Word of this projected marriage, and
called me home from Malta. Beatrice has
lived with her all her life."
"What ! the widow of the famous finan
cier? That is the very thing. It is very
possible my friend Hemmingby, the man
lier of the 'Vivacity,' knows something
cf her. Ton get a note from her, strong
ly backing up your case, and I think
IXemmlBgby will help us. He knor.s these
regnims well, and almost hinted the oth
er n:ght that he could make a pretty
shrerd guess in what direction to begin
"All right," said Phillimore. rising. "I
will get that letter from Mrs. Lyme
Wregis to-morrow, and we will erpose
these Pegram bandits before the week is
Jack Phillimore was as energetic a
young gentleman of eijht-and-twenty as
needs be. Of a restless and active dis
position, he was not at all the man to
sit with his arms crossed undr any cir
cumstances. That he should engage in
this campaign against the Pegrams with
with all his characteristic energy was
only natural. It was a fight for the hand
of the girl he loved, wholesome animosity
towards a rival that can alwav be if
pended upon in the glamor of a firt pas
sion. He was in the Victoria road soon
after twelve: and, asking for Mrs. Lyme
Wregis, found that lady, as he anticipated,
in the drawing room alone.
"I am afraid I did not pity my cards
well yesterday." said Jack, th-? first greet
ings passed. "I a little lost rjy temper.
I as tried rather hardly."
"Yes," replied Mrs. Lyme Wregis ; "you
had a chance and failed to taka a '1 vantage
of It. There was a moment when she
was in a melting mood; and if you had
only been tender with her then. I think
the chances are that she would have con
fessed everything, and we should at least
have known the 'why of this strange
"I must do n y best to remedy the mis
take. In the Meantime, strictly between
ourselves, you will promise me, Mrs.
Lyme Wregis, not even to hint, not to
breathe a word of what I am going to
"You may rely upon my silence, said
the old lady.
"It has been suggested to me that
there is something not quite right about
these Pegrams. and surely that is a point
that ought to be cleared up. I am given
to understand that the. man who hold
possession of the clue quite declines to
open his mouth on the matter unless he
is first firmly convinced that Beatrice is
in reality averse to this proposed mar
riage." "Well, why do you not tell him that
she Is so?"
"Ah, you see that, as a rejected lover,
he would hardly credit my evidence on
that point There la only one person
that I can think of whom he is likely to
accept as an authority, and that Is your
self." "Me! But who on earth, pray, is this
mysterious unknown? and when, where,
and how does he expect me to testify?"
"You know Mr. Hemmingby, manager
of the Vivacity Theater, I think?"
"Yes, very slightly; Lakington has
brought him tip into oar box once or
twice. I am quite willing, If It pleases
you, to admit that he seemv-nl a pleas
ant, gentlemanly man enough ; but you
don't, surely, expect me to write and call
him to the family counsels?"
"And yet 5f you do not, I don't know
how we are to get this clue that I re
quire." "But, my dear Jack, it 'is impossible. I
cannot write to a man I only just know
about such an extremely delicate subject
as this. You must see that yourself."
"Ye?, I will admit it i very awkward :
but I do not know what else to suggest.
You would do a good deal to break off
this Pegram marriage, would you not?"
"Most decidedly, although I should be
running in direct opposition to your un
cle. Still, I am convinced that Beatrice's
heart is not in It, and that nothing but
nnhappiness can come of it; but I do not
see it is possible for me to write to Mr.
"Stop. I think I have it. You cannot
write to Mr. Hemmingby; but .there is
no reason why you should not write a
letter to me, which I can show to him
and which will doubtless have the same
"I do not mind doing that, Jack, re
plied the old lady ; "only, remember, I
must not be supposed to know that It is
going to be shown to anybody, nor do I
want to know anything about what you
are doing for the present. It will be
quite sufficient for me to hear. all about
it whenever you have that to tell to Mr.
Pegram's disadvantage which shall make
thi2 marriage impossible. Their attempt
ing to keep me hoodwinked about the
real reasons of this match is simply a
gross piece of disrespect on both their
parts. No; I have argued my best against
this marriage with each of them, and now
I trust I am about to do something more."
And so saying, the old lady rose, and
proceeded to write rapidly for two or
three minutes. She folded up her note,
placed it in an envelope, directed it, and
thee, to Jack Phillimore's astonishment,
proceeded to fasten It and stamp it.
"There," she said, as she handed it to
him, "you will find that all you want ; but
I prefer that it should go through the
poet, 0 that there may be no suspicion
of its "having been written for Mr. Hem
mingby's perusal. Drop it into the pillar
"Thank you very much," said Jack, as
he took the missive. "It shall be posted
as you wish. Armed with this, if I have
any luck, I shall beat that beast Pegram
yet; and now I will say good-by."
Jack awaited the arrival of that note
of Mrs. Lyme Wregis' which he had him
self posted, feeling a little disposed to
anathematize that lady's over-caution. No
sooner did it arrive than Jack sped to
the Temple, and, placing it In Ring-
wood's hands, suggested the sooner they
saw Mr. Hemmingby the better. The two
accordingly proceeded to the "Vivacity,"
and were fortunate enough to find that
Mr. Hemmingby had not left the theater.
"I gave you a hint," he said, "about
what I should do if I were in your place,
and I told you then that I had nothing
now to do with it, and as they were
both friends of mine, had excellent reasons
for not meddling with what docs Dot con
"Yes," replied Ringwood, who had evi
dently got up his brief with great care ;
"but you would not see the young lady
sacrificed fraudulently to a Pegram when
it is within your power to prevent it."
"Allow me to remark that I know
nothing about any fraud ; and as for the
lady, slbe is going to marry Bob Pegram
of her own free will, and it is most obvi
ously no business of mine even if she
is only marrying him to please her rela
tions." He took the letter that Ringwood
proffered. He read it carefully, and as
he concluded, said ;
"Well, the writer speaks her mind pret
ty plainly. She is the young lady's grand
mother, is she not? It does seem rather
throwing herself away," continued the
manager, "a beautiful girl like Miss Phil
limore marrying such a one-horse looking
concern as Bob Pegram. Sti'l, though
they won't match, Bob is a good-tempered
fellow; they will have plenty of gold
dust, and I have no doubt will run to
gether pretty comfortably."
"But still," burst in hot-headed Jack
Phillimore, "yoa are an okl friend of Lord
Lnkington'8 ; you would surely not see
his daughter made miserable for life by
leing married to a man she cannot care
about a man like Pegram, whose account
of himself, after all, is extremely doubt
ful." "Excuse me, Mr. Phillimore," replied
the manager. "That Bob Pegram i3 what
he represents himself to be, I can vouch
for, but you are a relation, and so have
a claim to interfere ; to say nothing," he
concluded slowly, and with a slight twin
kle of his eye, "of a rather personal in
terest in the matter if I mistake not."
"Be quiet, Phillimore," suddenly ex
claimed Ringwood. "Look hre. Hem
nüngby, you know just as well as we dj
that this marriage is simply the amalga
mation of the two last shareholders, a
Ihey suppose themselves, in the 'Great
Tontine.' I declare I think, under th
circumstances, that somebody nght tt
see that old Pegram's claim is all right
If Lord Lakington is too indolent to take
the trouble, then I really think that
Jack Phillimore, as Miss Beatrice's next
nearest relation, is justified in seeing that
Miss Beatrice's wedding settlements,
which, in good truth, are involved in the
'Tontine,' are all right and genuine."
"Quite so," replied the manager. "Still,
as I said before, what have I to do with
all ttis?" 1
"Everything and nothing," replied
Ringwood. "We will investigate the Teg
rcms; but what we want you to do for
us, is Just to give us a hint where to be
gin." "And now," exclaimed Ringwood,
breathlessly, "what is to be our first
"I think," replied Hemmingby slowly,
"that the history of the illness of Mr.
Krabbe, from the time he broke down in
Pegram's office and had to give up work,
down to the state of his health in his re
tirement at the present day, would very
likely pay for looking into."
"Crabb Crabb; I never heard the
nnme before," observed Ringwood. "How
do you spell it C-r-a-b-b?':
"No; it is rather singularly spelt-
K-r-a-b-b-e Krabbe. He was, till lately,
old Pegram's confidential clerk, and that
is where I should begin, no matter why."
"Well, rhillimore," exclaimed Ring
wood, rising, "we must be very grateful
for what has been vouchsafed to us.
Good-by, Hemmingby; I do not suppose
we shall get any more out of you."
"No," rejoined the manager, laughing.
"The oracle has spoken. When you have
worked out the clue I have given you let
me know the result, and I will tell you
what I think of you as detectives.
(To be continued.)
A Sea Serpent That Troved to Be
There are plenty of marine animals
beside whales that are Interesting to
travelers, writes a correspondent who
has knocked about earth's waterways
a great deal, and among them are the
sharks, voracious and omnivorous
monsters of the sea. They are to bo
seen in many waters, but are most
abundant In the tropics. One of the
first I ever saw was a short distance
out from Sandy Hook, and it was about
as long as a New England orthodox
sermon of colonial days. A short dis
tance behind It came two porpoises,
swimming side by side, as If they were
attendants of the huge brute. T?.e
waters of the Malay IVnlnsula. of
Sumatra, Borneo and Java, swarm with
them, where In many localities they
are competitors of the crocodile, but out
number them by a large majority. At
one plaee In those waters the skipper
told us about a friend of his who
wished to take a bath and asked his
servant if it would be safe at a certain
place; In other words, whether there
were any sharks there. Being assured
there were none he went In and bad a
fine plunge and swim. After coming
out he asked his servant how It hap
pened there were no sharks there, when
they were so numerous everywhere else,
and was told It was because the croco
diles had driven them away. We heard
grewsome tales down there about the
ravages committed by the sharks and
we saw no crocodiles.
While crossing the Gut of Bengal
In 1005, coming from Burmah and
India, we saw many snakes lying rest
fully upon the surface of the water,
and as we are strictly temperate In
habit and Imagination this statement
need not be taken, as many shot Id,
"with a grain of salt" They were of
a chocolate color, none of them appar
ently more than two feet long, always
colled up comfortably like a reputable
sausage and never under any circum
stances did they pay the slightest at
tention to the steamer, even when It
would almost touch them and would
drench them with foam.
The sea serpent, almost a mythologi
cal figure and regarded currently as a
figment of the brain, has evoluted into
a potent fact. When crossing between
Naples and Boston a few years ago and
not long after touching at the Azore
Islands, two of the passengers who
were out earlier than the rest actually
saw a sea serpent. They not only de
scribed It, but made drawings of It,
and they were not men of convivial
habits, either. Anyone who has gone
through the splendid aquarium at
Naples filled with Mediterranean Sea
animals only, and has seen the largo
snakes allvo there In the bottom of the
huge glass tanks, would not consider
the sea serpent as a flight of the Imag
ination. Many years ago, when cross
ing the Firth of Forth In Scotland, we
saw a school of porpoises a short dis
tance away swimming in a line. Often
two or three would be Jumping out of
the water at a time and a lateral view
produced upon the mind of the observer
the effect of one long undulating con
tinuous body. We thought we bed dis
covered the genesis of the sea serpent,
but we know better now.
Hot Onions Cure for rnenmonla.
Hot onions, iccording to a French
physician, are said to be a sure cure
for pneumonia. The remedy is as fol
lows: Take six or ten onions, accord
ing to slie, and chop fine, put in a
large pan over a fire, then add the
same quantity of rye meal and vine
gar enough to make a thick paste. In
the meantime stir It thoroughly, letting
It simmer for five or ten minutes.
Then put in a cotton bag large enough
to cover the lungs and apply to chest
as hot as patient can bear. In about
ten minutes apply another, and thus
continue by reheating the poultices, and
In a few hours the patient wlil be out
of danger.' This simple remedy has
never failed to cure this too often fatal
malady. Usually three or four appli
cations will be sufficient Detroit
Not Well Named.
"Now where did I lay my rat, I won
der?" fretted Mrs. Trousseau.
"Your er rat?" said her husband.
"Do you mean that fluffy thing you put
on your head?"
"I'm sure I don't know, my dear;
but w!:y call it a rat? Rabbit would
be better It would sound more like
real hare." Llpplncott's.
"I thought you said ho was an ex
MI didn't mean he playe 1 It, I meant
he talked It" Houston Post
Gunner The Van Alberts have had
the same girl ten years.
Guyer Good cook, or docs she know
their family secrets?
Bathing with eqal parts of witch
hazel and water is very restful to the
eyes. Another plan U to bathe the eyes
with warm water In which are dis
solved a p'nch of powdered borax and
two or three drops of spirits of camphor.
Cover Up Yonr Troubles.
Did you ever know a person who
made it a business to parade her
R-oes? If you did, she never saw you
If you saw her first. Our stock of
sympathy 13 limited and soon dries
up with excessive demands upon it.
What is the good of parading troubles,
lnyway? Does it make the burden
lighter to be constantly holding it be
fore our own eyes, or to pour it into
uninterested ears? There are times
when, if we can discuss our woes with
the right person, the sting may be
eased. To brood in silence is neither
healthy nor wise. What we need is
to learn the difference between hiding
our troubles from the world and keep
ing them hidden only to corrode our
very soul. What most of us need is to
learn to keep unpleasant things to our-!
selves. Try Just for a day leaving un
said the word of complaint or repining.
When one's attention Is called to lt
it is surprising how many of our pin
pricks we needlessly ßhift to the shoul
ders of others.
Covering up our troubles is like
burying tubers In the sand bringing
them to the light causes shriveling
and uselessness Keep them well hid
den and they keep sweet and whole
some. Parading trouble Is not only a
bore to the listener, but makes for
selfishness In us. When we have our
vision trained on our own woes our
horizon 13 soon too narrowed to see
the worse ill of our neighbors. Thus
do we deprive ourselves of the help
of contrasts to lighten our bitterness.
If you seize each opportunity to tell
of your aches and pains, your wrong3,
real or Imaginary, you will steadily
lose friends. Even those who take the
most interest . and have our welfare
closest to heart cannot stand the strain
of chronic crumbling. If only as a
sympathy winner cover up your
troubles. There is no one who get3
more feeling of compassion from her
friends than the woman who has
griefs which she pluckily hides.
To Render Soet
Many housekeepers are deterred
from the economical practice of ren
dering the suet which the butcher
gives with meat on account of the
disagreeable odor which Is likely to
result through the house. Yet beef
suet is the best of animal fats for fry
ing and cannot be obtained In any
other way than by rendering It at
home. To melt it without smell, keep
for the purpose a small pot with a
tightly fitting cover, and reduce the
suet over a simmering burner or a
flame turned a3 low as possible. Melted
Blowly in thi3 way In a covered pan
no odor will result.
Sirrrt Peaa Make Swett Hat.
A positive riot of flowers Is worn
upon some of the hats. The crown is
massed with sweet peas of all shades
of pink and purple, and below thera
there Is a fringe of green leaves posed
upon a background of black velvet.
Th? brim of the hat is made of yellow
The Pantaloon Skirt.
Mr.Id of Athens, ere we part,
Never mind about my heart;
Think not that it did not hurt
When you took my hat and shirt
Now they vow ere many moons
You'll be wearing pantaloons!
Maid of Athens, it is feared
You will even raise a beard!
Maid of Athens, ere we part.
Hear the pleading from my heart
Don't compel the men, I pray.
To wear what you throw away.
Do Von Know That It Takes
One teaspoonful of soda to one cup
One teaspoonful of mixed herbs to
one quart of soup stock?
One teaspoonful of salt to one quart
of soup stock or two quarts of flour?
One tablespoonful each of chopped
vegetables to one quart of soup stock?
Two rounding or four even teaspoon
fuls of baking powder to one quart of
What' In an Initial f
"Why, in writing to an unknown psr
son on any matter of business requir
lng an answer, do so many people fall
to give the Christian name in full?
An Initial alone conveys no idea of
the sex of the writer and makes the
communication both awkward and dif
ficult to answer. The J. in the busi
ness signature of "J. Tomkins," as the
writer does not seem to realize, may
stand equally well for John or Joseph,
Jane or Julia, and the addressee sit3
down In embarrassing uncertainty as
to whether to begin the reply with
"Dear Sir." "Dear Madam" or "My
dear Mrs." or "Mr. Tompkins." Here i3
a case In which brevity Is not the
soul of wit.
fis&s and fimties
New gowns from Paris have corsets
made in them.
Ribbon watch chains are quite the
thing Just now.
Coats for girls' suits are plain and
When you cannot afford to buy
jewels use beads.
Some of the new parasols have long
Jet chains are popular with lockets
of the same materia.!
Many corduroy walking suits are
seen in the new shades.
In spite of the increasing popularity
of the stock, the white turnover collar
Is still in good style.
All the high class models and gowns
of this season show a small amount of
AND DRESSING SACQTIES FOR
ornamentation and utmost elegance of
Colored foulards with a black dot
in place of tht more familiar white dot
have found favor in Paris.
A locket down the center of the back
when wearing a low-cut frock will
make the neck look thinner.
Among the novel Paris hosiery there
are black pure thread silk stockings
with lnstep3 worked in colors.
The most popular of the taupes and
smoke grays and those which are most
becoming have a slight reddish cast
There 13 a fringe effect upon the
newest purses of leather and suede,
and it is a fad to have them of the
shade of the gown.
Facta About Dread and Floor.
Four in the United States Is seldom
Yeast Is a minute fungus which
grows in nutritive material when It Is
in a state of moisture.
Macaroni and spaghetti are made by
mixing hard wheat flour and hot water
into a stiff paste, which is then molded
Hard wheat yields a large amount
of gluten, soft wheat yields les3 gluten
and more starch. Hard wheat flours
hold a larger amount of water than
soft wheat flours, and they therefore
make a larger loaf.
To test good flour, first note Its color.
It should be white, with a faint yellow
tinge. If pressed in the hand, it should
fall loosely apart; If it stays in lumps.
it has too much moisture in it It
should not feci too smooth between the
fingers, but rather rough particles.
Flour should have a sweet, nutty
Ilia Mother Ivnn..
I dried my hair and washt the dirt
An' huckleberry off my shirt;
I let my feet get dusty brown
Before I came back home to town;
I waited till my hands had lost
That wivvered-up look; I tost
My hat in air and tried to be
As innercent tz I could be
Dut, don't you know, my muvver knew
I'd been in swimmin'; certain true.
Scour the Irona.
One point in which the novice In
ironing often fails lies In not having
tho irons perfectly clean before begin
ning work. To do really good work,
begin by scouring the irons thorough
ly with soft soap and water, then dry
thoroughly with a soft rag. They
must not bo dried on the fire, as this
creates an immediate rust, which
works off on the clothes.
For Storm on the Mouth.
If, when disagreeable, watery blis
ters, which come from cold or stomach
derangement, first appear on the Hps
or nose, a llttia eau-de-cologne, fol
lowed by a touch of zinc powder, is ap
plied to them, they will dry up and dis
appear. The applications, to be really
successful, should be repeated at short
Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Oilman's
book, "Women and Economics," has
been translated into eight languages.
A bill to make women eligible as
school directors has been defeated In
the Missouri Senate by a vote of 15
Mr3. Fred WiluierdiDg, once a leader
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of fashion In Paris, has opened a curi
osity shop in Florence, hoping thereby
to retrieve her fortunes.
Mme. Curie, who helped her husband
to discover radium, has just been elect
ed a corresponding member of the St
Petersburg Academy of Science.
The Belgian government has passed
a law which bestows a decoration on
a house servant who has been In the
employ of one family for twenty-five
The record for cotton picking In this
country 13 probably held by Miss Mar
garet Montgomery of Stillwater, Okla.
One day last fall Miss Montgomery
picked 700 pounds of cotton.
To Save the Dahles.
A systematic, scientific, city-wide
campaign against diseases which kill
the babies during the summer has
been inaugurated in Chicago. Volun
teer Instructors will visit homes of
children and instruct mothers In feed
ing and caring for Infants. The milk
commission will see that certified milk
Is properly cared for In homes. Five
out-door tent stations, each accommo
dating ten babies, will be provided.
Gift for Grandmother.
A pretty and very useful present for
the grandmother of the house or any
elderly lady whose birthday is to be
celebrated is a housepocket of hea?y
black silk to hang from the belt by
ribbons or by a gun metal chatelaine
hook. The bag Itself Is divided into
two compartments, the one in front
for the pocket handkerchief, the back
one forming a handy case for the
Ants In the Honse.
An old Brooklyn housekeeper Is au
thority for the statement that ants
of any sort can be routed by the free
use of air-slaked lime. Sprinkle freely
In the places they frequent and they
will leave at once. A Missouri remedy
for ants consists in mixing a little
tartar emetic with a little quantity oi
powdered sugar. Put in a saucer,
moisten with water to a cream and
place where ants are troublesome. If
the water dries away add more. This
is said to be unfailing. Garden ants
can be driven away by sprinkling
ashes saturated with coal oil about
their haunts. Another good way Is
to locate their nest3, place quick lime
at the mouth and wash It down with
boiling hot water.
Every hat sets low, on the head.
Giant bows are popular, pinned close
Hat ornaments are large and con
Children's hats turn up or down;
they are rarely straight
Hat3 and not hair this season are to
be considered a woman's crowning
In spite of the great flower vogue,
ribbons seem to have .usurped a first
place on spring hats.
Many children's hats have embroid
ered scalloped borders of color on
white, or of white on color, as the
case may be.
Two of the prettiest shades of millln
ery are argont, a demurely soft silver,
and alezan, a chestnut brown with a
suspicion of pink in it.
Bowl Hat Are Pretty.
The small upturned bowl is pretty
in any handsome fabric, straw or tiny
blossoms entirely covering it A
sweeping aigrette or soft quill, headed
with a rosette or buckle, makes ample
trimming. These are the most com
fortable veil hats imaginable.
By thorough mixture of equal parts
of alum, sulphur, amber and saltpeter.
a good erasing powder can bo pro
duced. When using shake a little of
the powder on a fresh Ink spot or
fresh writing and rub It off with a
clean cloth. The ink will disappear
Home-Made Fir Fotlon.
Mix together one tablespoonful
cream, the same amount of powdered
black pepper and a tablespoonful
brown sugar. Put In a saucer, darken
the room save one window and in
that set the saucer containing the mix
Weather Strlpa from Old Sninendera
Use the castoff suspenders for mak
ing weather strips; they are durable,
for doors and windows. Also, if sewed
across the ends of carpets, matting
and rugs laid around on the floor It
will keep them firm and straight, at
the same time protecting the ends.
Keep Sllvervrnre from TnriilohlngT,
If pieces of gum camphor are placed
in a box with silverware that is not
In dally use it will prevent the ar
ticle from tarnishing. It may also be
used in the canton flannel cases now
so much in vogue.
Save HuhLer Rnnda.
Often a rubber band comc3 in handy
at home. Instead of laying them
away, place them on the doorknobs,
where they are unnotlce.tble, and cao
easily be found.
Danbröock Powell, 85 years old, a
pioneer of Madison county, died re
cently at the home of his daughter-in-
law, Mrs. D. D. Powell, in North An
After Marion, the 17-yearold son of
William Struble, of Elkhart had sunk
out of sight in St Joseph river, the
floating end of a fishing pole whose
line had become wrapped around the
body, indicated the whereabouts and
he was pulled up by George Vanfleet
and Thomas Wilkinson, who had come
to his aid In a boat He was resusci
tated with difficulty.
Lloyd Anderson, six years old, was
found dead, at the home of his foster
parents, on a farm near Marion. His
head was held fast by the weight of
a sliding door and indications are that
the boy struggled to free himself un
til he died of strangualtion. Two
3'ears ago he was -kicked by a horse
and recovered in spite of the fact that
physicians said he could not live.
War on Carlisle druggists for al
leged illegal sale of liquor will be
commenced during the present term
of the circuit court Ike Durrett and
Curtner Brothers, of Carlisle, are un
der indictment N The Anti-Saloon
League has made a request that local
authorities look into the alleged illegal
sale of cigarettes. Prosecutor Walter
F. Wood will probably hold a court of
William Hall, of Evansvllle, a negro,
caught a gang of white boys drinking
beer recently and asked them for
some. When they refused he pulled
his gun and shot into the crowd.
wounding Eurie Peck in the leg and
the latter's brother, Annis Peck, in
the shoulder. ' The boys seized the
negro and would have lynched him
had not officers rescued Hall. He was
In filing an affidavit in the court of
Justice Kinney, of Columbus, against
James Spencer, charging petit lar
ceny, William Jones explained to the
court that It did not pay in the long
run to be too flush with money. He
said he was displaying a handful of
money, when Spencer grabbed $1 from
him and ran. He was afterward un
able to recover the dollar, he said, so
decided to charge the man with steal
It is believed Robert Greene, the
"oanker horsethlef," who escaped
from the State prison recently, is in
hiding near Valparaiso. t A posse of
citizens and officials is searching for
him. He escaped from prison after
being made a "trusty," and stole a
horse and buggy, later, near Westvllle.
but the outfit was recovered by Sheriff
Johnson, of Pörter county. Greene
escaped but the sheriff believes he
A cleverly laid plan by Peter So-
besky, of Laporte, under arrest on a
charge of robbery, to murder Sheriff
Wm. Anstiss and escape, was frus
trated through a tip received by the
sheriff from another prisoner, Just af
ter the officer had been called into
the jail by Sobesky. In Sobesky's cell,
carefully hidden, were found several
iron bars, a saw, two knives and a
pair of shears. How he secured these
articles Is a mystery.
E. S. RIcketts, of Terre Haute, while
spading in his garden, dug up a tomato
can containing a roll of currency.
From appearances the bundle had
been burled several years, and it was
in such a condition that it could not be
examined. Mr. RIcketts has turned it
over to a bank for examination. The
discovery bas revived old stories con
cerning a miser who lived there abput
twenty years ago. It is also said that
the house was at one time occupied
by two men who were suspected of
receiving stolen goods.
Merrlt Toogins is dead at his home
near Correct, as a result of being shot
last April while at work in Tennes
see. Mr. Toogins at the time, with a
partner, was operating a phosphate
fertilizing plant which was on the
land of a relative of the partner. Af
ter some disagreement the relative or
dered the men off , the land, the
shooting resulting. Mr. Toogins was
paralyzed by the bullet Although he
underwent an operation he gradually
grew worse. He is survived by a
widow and several children.
If the advice of A. E. Peffley, of
Churubusco, is followed, Cass county
will become noted for more than its
politicians, its Democratic majorities
and its "wetness." It will be noted
for its onions. Peffley known around
Churubusco as the onion king, has
been In Logansport for the past week
and he has made an examination of
Cass county soil. He says he has
found much land which should yield
enywhere from 600 to 1,000 bushels of
silver skin onloBfs an acre. He is en
thusiastic and wishes Cass county
farmers to go Into the onion raising
business on a large scale. He sees a
fortune for them and will be back
scon and talk onions to every one who
James Hayden, Known over Union
county as "Fiddler Jim" committed
suicide by hanging himself at the in
firmary in Brownsville.' He used his
shirt as a rope and tied it to a piece
of timber. "
Alfred Guthrie, one dt the wealth
iest men of Lawrence county, and
president of the Stone City bank, in
Dedford, has divided one-half of $160,
000 among his seven children. He Is
one of the largest land owners in the
William McGlone, on trial the sec
ond time 'at Terre Haute, on a charge
of stealing two turkeys, was convicted
by a jury, fined $25 and sentenced to
ninety days In Jail. The county was
put to an expense of $900 in convict
Mrs. Sarah Smalley, wife of Andrew
J. Smalley, a well-known former near
Summitville, was adjudged insane and
taken to the Mrdison county Jail. She
wil be sent to . hospital later. Her
husband says she became deranged
over the Madison county local option
Lou Wogner, of Goshen, has im
plicit confidence in the superstition
that 23 means skidoo. He has been In
the saloon business 23 years, his li
cense expires Oct. 23rd, he will go out
of business June 23, and his lease on
the building expires on the same date.
Adam Beck, a pioneer Huntington
business man and virtual founder of
the lime industry there, died a few
days ago, at the age of 78 years. He
was. born in Bavaria, came to Hunt
ington in 1849, worked for many years
in the stone quarries and in 1870 m
barked in the limo business.
Rev. William E. Hunter, Just grad
uated from the McCormlck Theologi
cal Seminary, has been called as pas
tor of the Ossian Presbyterian church.
Harrison F. Crabill, 86 years of age.
residing In Smith Township, Whitley
County, suddenly lost his hearing a
few days ago. Mr. Crabill retired in
his usual health, awakening the fol- 1
lowing morning to find himself totally
Ezra Kendall, com3dian. has cone to
Martinsville to spend the summer'
writing a book to be called "Top SolL"
Kendall proposes to get inspiration for
his chief character from "Jan" Miller.
made famous by James Whltcomb
As F. J. Rump, a Fort Wayne con
tractor, was, driving on Fairfield' ave-.-
nuo recently his auto struck Elva
Woods, a milkman, and knocked him
40 feet. Woods legs were broken and
he was injured internally, but he may
Henry Hall, of Evansvllle, was heav
ily fined in Police? Court recently for
striking his father-in-law, James Sar
tln, an old soldier, with a club and
breaking his arm. A year ago the
arta was broken in the same place by
another son-in-law, who struck the old
man with a club.
Miss Leona Pearl Acton, a Bluffton
blind girl, will soon be graduated
from the State Institution for the
Blind. Until two years ago, from the
time she was 6 years old, her educa
tion was provided, by the Woman's
Home Missionary Society of the First
M. E. church at Bluffton.
A family reunion out of the ordi
nary' was held near Greenfield, when
the twelve children of Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin F. Shelby assembled at the
family dinner. Thee remarkable fea
ture of the reunion Is the fact that in
the fifty-five years the Shelbys have
been married death has never visited
Alfred Bordaman, of Marlon, 41
years old, while engaged in pulling
drive pipe from an abandoned oil well,
three miles southeast of Van Buren,
was Instantly killed, by being struck
In the head by a flying pulley which
broke from its fastenings. The top of
his skull was torn away. Bordaman is
survived by a widow and four children.
"Uncle" William Kelso, of Peters
burg, aged 80 years, the biggest man
in Pike County, died recently. He
could easily shoulder a two-bushel
sack of wheat with one hand and car
ry a sack on each shoulder, until a
few years ago. He was the strongest
man of his time there and during his
life, through hard labor, amassed a
J. F. Stensll, aged CO years, of ML
Carmel. Ill, killed himself in the St
George Hotel "at Evansvllle. He took
both phenol and laudanum, and, to
make death certain, shot himself in
the temple. He conducted a hotel at
ML Carmel, 111., where he leaves a
widow and one daughter. He was for
merly a railroad conductor and be
longed to the Conductors' Union and
George L Winans, of Shelbyville, re
cently bought a number of chickens
from Ben Kokentled, who lives la
Flatrock, Shelby County. Thomas J.
Noblltt purchased two of the chickens
from Kokentled. When one of the
chickens was cleaned a nugget of pure
gold was found in its craw. It is
thought the hen picked up the gold
where more of the precious metal can
be found, and the feeding place of
these chickens will be closely watched.
' William Jennings Bryan refused to
give the Ladies' Aid Society of the
Ripple M. E. church, in Shelby Town
ship, near Shelbyville, 10 cents for
their festival held the latter part of
the week. In a kind letter he said he
was called on so much for. small dona
tions that he had to refuse them alL
The women had a silk quilt with 1,026
names on it, and it was sold to Perry
Amos for $17. The names of many
prominent men were on it each per
son whose name was on the quilt pay
ing 10 cents. The society received
$119.C0 for the quilt '
That an old hen will put up a strong
fight in defense of her little chicks
was shown at the home of D. E. El
lerton, south of Owensville, when a
large chicken snake moved noiseless
ly to a point where the hen was stand
ing with her chicks nestled closely,
about her. The hen was on the de
fensive before the rertlle was aware
of it Clucking at her chicks two or
three times, the mother waited for the
snake to make the first pass. The rep
tile advanced a little farther and
quick as a flash the hen sprang at the
enemy in a manner that made the
snake crawl for the tall grass. The
hen continued the onslaught and the
snake was driven out of tho yard be
fore the old hen returned to her
chicks that were chirping with all
their might as if applauding their
The City Council of Ligonler has
granted the Ligonler School Board the
square opposite the Carnegie library,
for the purpose of erecting the pro
posed High School building. Work
will commence on the building at once.
Joseph Cooprider, bt Clay City,
picked up in the bed of a small water
course a formation which all who
have seen it believe is a petrified hu
man foot In outline the object resem
bles a foot, although the toes are miss
ing. A Clay county farmer reports that
a few days ago two crows made an as
sault on a brood of month old chicks,
but the mother at once attacked the
crows and at times both crows were
on the hen's back. The mother hen
won the battlo.
F. Bushberry, a member of the Ha-genbeck-Wallace
circus band, was con
verted by the Salvation Army while
In South Bend. He has left the show
and will remain in South Bend where
he will follow his vocation as a paint
er and paperhanger and assist the
army in Its work.
Rockport claims to have one of the
oldest Masons in the state in the per-.
eoa of Joseph SchoenSeld. He was
made a Mason at Shepherdsville, Ky.,
in 1"0 and in 1856 changed his mem
bers..ip to Evansvllle, where he still
The two-year-old daughter of Add
Redman, a farmer living seveh miles
southwest of Tipton, while playing in
the yard it her home, pulled a prop
from under a heavy chicken coop and
Ihp Rtrncturp fell nn thp rhlM's nfclr
causing strangulation. The babe was
found dead by the mother.