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I Hy MUS". LOVETT CjMEHOJV '
fl Ssfbor I mlm a Gras Country," A Daughter's Heart." I
R A Sister's Sin," "Jack' Secret," Etc, Etc U
CHAPTER XVIII. (Continued.) .
Agatha was looking at him strange
. . . , , nntloA her.
pLord Nethervllle took up bl hat and
prepared to leave. He took very lit
tle Interest In Miss Garland's love af
fairs, and could not In the least un-
derstand why his cousin should take
mem 10 neun.
"I know nothing about It; the girl Is
v pi stranger o me; nw uans -
A . t ..anrafan I t I -
j a v 1.9 uiii irjcomis -
i" of the day to amuse your wife. Good
' bye. Agatha. How your grey hair al
ters you. Rupert." he aaaea.
the room with the master of the house.
"No one could possibly mistake us for
each other now! What a pity you got
that knock over the head to spoil your
beauty! You know I always believe
that blow was Intended for me."
Rupert had gone with his cousin out
Bide the room. Xethervllle was going
down the staircase. Rupert followed
"By the way." he said, when he got
down to the. hall. "I heard something
about those pearls the other day;
those I was bringing down to give to
Agatha, you know. I daresay she told
Vou about them. Of course you know
that I was engaged to your wife at
fciiat time. Rupert?"
"Oh, yes, of course. I know all about
It," answered Rupert, carelessly.
I was a good deal cut up at the
time she threw me over; but I've no
doubt she was right, old man. She
f hose the best man of the two. I am
glad I have been to see her. I have
pretty well got over It now, or you
Jcnow I shouldn't have come, x ou aon i
owe me any grudge, I am sure! And
I hope you will let me be friends with
-My dear fellow, of course!" replied
He did not eo upstairs again after
t his cousin had left, but turned Into his
; own little den on the grouna noor, anu
throwing himself into an arm chair, he
remained plunged In the most gloomy
and miserable thoughts of Irene and of
her probable fate. Cut It did not oc-
l cur to him to think about Agatha up
Agatha had got up from her sofa.
sue was iianuing in me iuiuuic
room. There was a tempest at her
heart, a tempest half love, half Jeal
ousy, and It was the jealousy that
Caused the love sne had vainly striven
to stifle to burn up into a fiercer,
steadier flame. There was a long mlr
. ror opposite to her; she saw reflected
" In it the Image of a pale, gaunt wom
an, with shrunken cheeks and hag-
I have grown hideous!" she said
aloud, slowly, "perfectly hideous! A
happy woman a wife who loves and Is
loved again, keeps her looks and her
youth and her freshness, but I am not
loved, and I have lost it all all! There
la nothing to win him now, he will
never love me! And this other wom
an, this Miss Garland, who Is the most
beautiful girl In London It is her
whom he loves! Why did he start and
yV turn round so excitedly when Nether-
ville said she was going to marry some
rich man? Why did he cry out that
she must not be allowed to marry him?
If she had been a stranger, would his
face have flushed and would his voice
have trembled, as they did? An J had
he been only a mere acquaintance of
the past, should I not have heard her
name before? No; I see it all now, it
Is this beautiful Miss Garland, who is
la London now I always knew that
the woman he once loved would come
between us again! Once loved! Ah!
but he loves her now now! Oh! what
am I to do? What am I to do?" She
flung herself face downwards upon the
aofa In a paroxysm of anguish.
alCiUUUIJi uiai uuiiivii. ittiiu uiai tail
torture the soul with superhuman pain,
-was tearing at her heart. All at once
Ehe realized that her husband might
meet this unknown woman at any mo
pent, and that his love would doubt
less then be fanned into fresh- life by
a renewal of intercourse with her.
He might even now be planning to
see her! How was she to keep him?
How guard that frail possession that
the law had given her for her own, bu
that love had never ratified? Where
was he now? Had he gone out with
Nethervllle? Gone away at once, pe
ihaps to her!
The horror of the fancy took a.ay
her breath. She ran swiftly and softly
k V downstairs, her light steps making no
noise upon the thick carpet as. she
'S went. She breathed again when she
saw that his hat and stick were In
their place. Then softly she crept to
the door of his study. She knew he
must be there, an 1 alone.
She opened the door noiselessly. Ru
pert sat with his back to her. near the
table, his head was laid upon his fold
ed arms, his face was hidden. A terrl-
. ble shock overwhelmed her, he was
' She closed the door . very softly
again, and crept away slowly upstairs.
She was very cold, her teeth chattered.
her limbs trembled beneath her.
"It Is too late," she said to herself In
a miserable stifled whisper. "There ts
nothing to be done. Oh, if I could only
Lady Garland was not at all back
ward In letting the world know of a
great success In the matrimonial mar
ket which her niece had achieved. Th
following1 notice appeared In the Morn
lag Post, and was speedily reproduced
In all the society papers:
"A marriage is arranged and will
shortly take place between Joseph
Taunton, Esquire, of Grove Hall.
Shropshire and 65 Grosvenor Square,
. and Irene, only child of the late Fred
w rick Garland, Esquire, and niece of
Lady Garland, of Eaton Place."
Irene was to be married before the
end of the season on the 29th of July.
. She acquiesced very quietly in this ar
rangement, that was entirely sottled
between her future husband and her
One day Mr. Taunton told Irene
what his own wedding present was to
be. He proposed to give her a dia
mond tiara and a diamond necklac-?.
A selection of tiaras and necklaces
were to Leready for her Inspection at
t the shop of that most fashionable of
. West End Jewelers Mr. McGillup. On
'; a certain morning Irene and her aunt
' were to meet him there to select the
Jewels, and Mr. Taunton was to take
the ladies on to the Amphitryon Club
to lunch afterwards.
It so happened that Lady Garland
had to be fitted with her own dres3 for
the wedding that morning, and lhat
the dressmaker kept her waiting; so
that, fearing to be late for their ap
pointment with Joseph Taunton, she
sent Irene on in the carrlav. intending
to Join her as soon as s-.e could- When
Irene arrived at McGillup's, the shop
empty; Mr. Taunton also was late.
McGillup bowed, and began laylrg
out the tiaras and necklaces on the
counter for her Inspection; and Irene
sat down and begged him not to trou
ble himself until Mr. Taunton arrived,
as she could not decide anything with
out him. So she watted quietly, seated
by the counter, with the Jewels shin
ing and gleaming in their cases before
"These are part of my price!" she
thought, as she looked Idly down at
them; "a portion of the sum for which
I have sold myself! Well, I may as
well enjoy them. I suppose I have
earned the right to them. They are
beautiful, too. I love good diamonds.
How they sparkle! how they shine!
and yet and yet the spray that came
dancing over Chatswell lasher in the
moonlight was far more beautiful! and
I would give all the glittering stones
gladly for one single drop of that en
chanted water for one word from that
voice that is dead to me for ever!"
"Would you like the paper, madam?"
said Mr. McGillup to her.
Irene had seen the morning news,
and did not particularly care to read
the newspaper; but she took the fold
ed sheets from Mr. McGillup's hand,
and began mechanically to read the
first thing that came uppermost In the
long printed columns, and It so hap
pened that it was upon the list of
houses to be let or sold that her eyes
rested Idly. Suddenly she read a fa
"Chatswell on the Upper Thames.
To be sold, by private sale, or by auc
tion on the 10th Inst A bijou cottage
residence, situated on one of the love
liest backwaters of the river."
Then followed a minute description
of the house, the rooms, the garden,
the outhouses. Her heart beat tumult
uously and 'wildly; the words danced
before her eyes. It was her old horn,
the peaceful cottage In which she had
lived from childhood to womanhood;
where she had loved and where she
had lost, all that life had held most
dear to her!
And it was to be sold! Sold to
strangers! It would belong to others
never again to her never, never!
Then all at once a bold and auda
cious idea sprang up in her mind. A
private hansom stopped outside, the
door of the shop opened, and Mr.
Taunton's short and Inelegant figure
darkened the entrance. She sprang
breathlessly to meet him, with the pa
per in her hand.
"Joe!" she cried, calling him, as she
very rarely did, by his Christian name
in her excitement, "I don't want the
diamonds I don't. Indeed! There is
something I want you to give me in-,
stead something that I want so much,
and that it would make me happy so
very happy to have. Look here!" and
she showed him the advertisement.
"You want this? This cottage.
Irene?" he asked, rather puzzled by
her breathless eagerness
"Yes, yes; instead of the diamonds.
It won't cost more, will it? And I
should like it ch. ever so much, bet-
eef! It is my old home my mother
died there! She Is burled In the
churchyard close by. Oh. Joe. do give
it to me for a wedding present Instead
of tho dlarnond'i!"
"My dear gill, of course you shall
have it. If you fancy it. What's a lit
tle trumpery cottage like that to me?
But you can't possibly have it instead
of the diamonds. You must have a
tiara and a necklace. How are you to
be presented next season without them.
I should like to know? I mean Mrs,
Joseph Taunton to have the best Jew
elry that money can buy, and to cut
all the other women out But I'll tell
you what I will do. I'll give you this
little place for a birthday present; It's
your birthday next week, isn't it?
was going to give you a horse; but if
you would like this better, my dear.
you shall have it Instead."
. "Oh. ever so much better!" she cried.
gratefully. "Oh, Joe, you are indeed
good to me!"
And she was nearer to loving him at
that moment that she had ever been
before. He was as good s his word.
un tne morning or ner mrtnaay. a
large blue envelope was brought to her
by express messenger; it contained the
title deeds of a ninety nine years' lease
of the bijou cottage residence at
Chatswell-on-Thames, and was made
out in her name as a free gift from
She little knew, as with trembling
hands and tear-blinded eyes she eager
ly scanned the precious papers, that
the first gleam of returning happiness
of life lay lurking within their prosaic
folds! Had Joseph Taunton known
what that birthday present was to lead
to, perhaps he would never have given
it to her!
One morning while Rupert was read
ing the newspaper, at breakfast time.
Agatha, saw his face suddenly change;
he turned pale and the newspaper fell
out of his hand to the ground. Pres
ently he hastily gulped down his cof
fee, and making some trifling excuse,
he left the room and went along the
narrow passage to his little study.
shutting the door behind him.
Agatha rose from her place, and
went and picked up the newspaper. A
sure Instinct the Instinct of unhappy
love, told her that there must be some
thing more than usually upsetting to
Rupert's peace of mind In the columns
of the newspaper. She was not long
in finding out what it was.
"A. marriage is arranged and will
shortly take place between Joseph
Taunton, Esq., and Irene, only child of
the late Frederick Garland," she read.
The word3 seemed to be printed in
letters of gold before her eyes. It was
a respite for her; for if Miss Garland
were married, then indeed Rupert
would be divided from her forever,
"Even If I were to die, it would do him
no good, it would bring him no nearer
to her!" ehe thought with exultation.
For the first few moments shn expe
rienced only a sense of keen and rap
turous joy. But soon a reaction set
in. and sho began to torment herself
anew. What was he doing now in his
study? Was he heartbroken at the
news? Was. ha filled, as she was, with
jealous misery? Had he fled from the
room to hide li!s anguish from his
wife's eyes? The thought was torture
to her. She went outside the dining-
Miss Carroll, who managed all the
house-keeping, was downstairs in the
kitchen ordering dinner. As Agatha
stood there, hesitating and wondering,
hardly daring to follow her husband In
to his room, yet longing to know what
the effect of this news was upon him.
suddenly the closed door opened, and
he came out When he saw his wife
standing there, he called, out to her
"Have you got any stamps, Aggie?
I haveni got oae left."
There are some on my dressing-
tr.ble upstairs that you can have, she
answered, moving towards the stair
case. "Oh, thank you. Don't you go for
them, my "dear, I will get them of
course." and lie ran lightly upstairs.
She waited till he was out of sight,
then ran quickly along the passagft
and entered his room. A letter lay
upon the blotting pad. The ink was
still wet. It was addressed to Miss
Garland. The envelope was only just
She took it up yet she hesitate 1 To
ouen and read a letter addressed to
tome one else was repuguant to' her.
It went against all the prejudices of
her education. She had been taught
that such things are dishonorable and
discreditable, and altogether Impossible
to right-minded and well-conducted
persons. Yet there are certain pri
mary Instincts of human nature which
can sweep away all these barriers of
civilization at a blow, if they are only
allowed to have their sway and jeal
ousy was assuredly implanted in the
heart of women as well as of man.
long before discretion and good breed
ing taught us how to control and con
(To bo continued.)
NAPOLEON AND ENGLAND.
Oonaparte'n Mistake Perhaps Saved
Albion from Invasion.
Since Bleriot flew across the Eng
lish Channel from France there have
been many who remembered Napo
leon's long "wait for a favoring wind
to carry his ships of war to the shores
of Albion, and speculation has been
rife as to what would have happened
If Bonaparte had possessed a flock of
aeroplanes or dirigibles at that time.
the Washington Star says. Of course.
this calculation leaves out of account
the possibility, even the probability,
that England would have had a sim
ilar equipment for a counter attack.
But the fact, nevertheless, remains that
Napoleon did have within his reach
the possibility of reaching England
without dependencies upon the fickle
Had Bonaparte recognized the possi
bilities of Robert Fulton's invention
when it was laid before him in 1797
he might have invaded England at his
pleasure. It was in December of that
year that the American Inventor ex
perimented on the Seine with a boat
for steam navigation. Napoleon turned
the matter over to a committee of
scientists, who learnedly decided that
Fulton's scheme was impracticable, and
so reported to the government.
There had. It 13 true, been French
experiments prior to Fulton's efforts
to Interest the government at Paris,
but they were not of as advanced a
character 03 the American's. It is con
ceivable, indeed it is probable, that if
Napoleon had given the matter his per
sonal attention with a favorable in
clination the steamboat would have
been developed under hl3 patronage In
stead of the United States, and history
might have been written differently.
But Napoleon wa3 not a scientific man.
He had no genius for the mechanical
arts and no concept of machinery out
side of the Implements of taking life.
He could devise ways and means of
circumventing an enemy, could plan
campaigns with masterly prescience,
but he was not of a temperament to
percilve such an epoch-making propo
sition as Fulton's.
As far as the possession of the "air
ship" li concerned, unless the art of
flying had been more thoroughly de
veloped at the beginning of the nine
teenth century than it is to "ay, Napo-
Ion would have been as much handl
capped by the lack of favorab!ejwU
ditions a3 he was In truth by the ob
stinate refusal of the wind3 to beir
Villeneuve's fleet toward the EnglUh
Spain's Old Order Cbaneetb.
The Cafe Fornos is no more. It
closed its doors recently and forever.
For those who know Madrli this 13
interesting news, as the Cafe Fornos
was not only the best establishment of
Its kind, but the rendezvous of all well
known, people, from society leaders to
politicians, journalists and tourists.
It wa3 opened about 1870 in the calle
Alcala, the Parl3 edition of the New
York Herald says. Soon afterward
calle Sevilla was widened and Fornos'
corner became the center of Madrid
life. As El Imparcial says, politicians,
litterateurs and newspaper correspond
ents soon made of Forno3 their home.
The cafe was a continuation of the
congress lobby, ot "he theater foyer,
of the ministers' parlor, of every piace
where Madrid gossips. King Amadeo
used to frequent the place, which Is
connected with marry an anecdote con
cerning Important events in the politi
cal history of Spain.
Since Madrid changed Its habits and
is less out of doors at night, Fornos
lo3t much of its clientele. Moreover,
the f rent of the place had been In
creased 22,500 pesetas per annum.
These are the causes of the decision
which deprives Madrid bf one of Its
most picturesque sight3 at night.
"Why did you never marry, Tom?"
inquired the young Benedict of the
"Well, you see." replied the single
one, "when I was quite young I re
solved that I wouldn't marry until I
found an ideal woman. I was difficult
to please, but after many years I
"Lucky beggar! And then "
"She was looking for an ideal
man," replied the bachelor, sadly.
Jait m.n DenfrTlng.
"So you were deeply touched by the
poem young Mr. Guffsum wrote to
"Yes," answered Mayrnie.
"But It was not a good poem."
"I don't care. It was Just as much
trouble for him to write It as If he
had been Shakspeare." Washington
Egr Inatead of Candles.
"It 13 my hu5band's birthday. He la
just 35," said the actrow to the man
ager. "Don't you think you could do
something for him?"
"Sure thing," replied the manager;
"I'll get somebody in the audience to
throw thirty-five egg3 at him." Yonk
The Patient What! You refuse to
allow my claim? You told me wheo
I insured that I'd get something if I
wa3 sick, didn't you?
Insurance Agent Well, you must
have gotten something or you
wouldn't be sick, would you? Puck.
Caller I would like to see
thing in the way of a checi.
Tailor Er yes excuse me are
you a customer or a bill collector?
A brave man's spirit Its vigor soon
Wonie:i Who Are JMsgrnntled.
A writer in the Baltimore Star has
an excellent article on the discontent
of the average woman. She says:
"Women aiv discontented because
they are bad losers. There is not one
woman in a million that's got a drop
of sporting blood in her veins. When
she doesn't win out I say it in shame
for my eex she welches. This is par
ticularly true in matrimony.
"Most of the fretful, discontented
women are married women, and their
complaint is about the monotony of
domestic life. They wail out that
they are always doing tasks that
have to be done right over again. That
they are cooking meals that are no
sooner cooked than eaten; sweeping
floors that have to be swept up again
darning socks that have got holes ;a
them the next day, and washing baby
faces that have got bread and jam on
them In ten minutes.
"True, domestic life i3 monoton 3us.
So is every other kind of work in
the world that one follows for a liv
ing. The bookkeeper adds up one
column of figures after another the
year around. The shoemaker makes
thousands of pairs of shoes one after
another. The merchant wrestles with
the same cranky customers day in
and day out. The grinding monotony
of a woman's work in the house is
not a bit more wearying than a man's
is at his table or desk, yet men get
pleasure out of their work, and women
get nothing but discontent out of
"It Is because they are lying down
on their jobs. They are not being
dead game sports. They dope it out
on some fool system that, although
matrimony may mean work, for them
it is going to be some sort of a glided
romance, and when it isn't, when they
find out that they've got to do with
out some of the things they wanted,
and do a lot of things they don't want
to do, they put up a howl about what
poor, persecuted creatures they are.
"Women are discontented because
they are too self-conscious. They spend
their time vivisecting their emotions.
They coddle their misfortunes and
make pets and playthings of their
sorrows, and they are never so happy
as when they are miserable.
"The minute any of us stop to ask
ourselves If we are happy and satis
fied, the answer Is bound to be "No."
Because there is no human being so
blessed as not to have some sore spot
In his or her heart, some void in life,
some crumpled rose leaf under the
forty mattresses of ease. Yet women
who know this fact perfectly well ag
gravate whatever ingrowing trouble
they have In their lives by continually
harping upon It.
"What women need more than any
thing else in the world is to be taught
the gospel of happiness. They need to
have It Impressed upon them that dis
content Is cowardice, and that if they
don't like the conditions by which
they are surrounded it is up to them
to change things. Otherwise to shut
up. To whine about a thing and still
bear It is to act the part of a cur dog.
"Women also need to have it borne
in upon them that the woman who
Ees K ln the summer with the chil-
ureu, wuo visus roomer occasionally,
who can get off two or three after
noons a week to shop, or go to the
matinee, or play bridge, and who still
complains of the monotony of her lot
to a man who shows tip at his office
as regular as a clock for 313 days a
year certainly has her nerve with her.
'The remedy for the discontented
women Is to put some heart in their
work, and to keep house with Intelli
gence instead of making it a dreary
round of drudgery. And, above all,
to quit thinking about themselves so
much. Work and unselfishness they
pace the road to happiness."
A A'enoraed Tonnar.
In truthful numbers be she sung,
The Woman with the Serpent's
Concerning whom Fame hints at things
Told but ln shrugs and whisperings;
Ambitious from her natal hoar,'
And scheming all her life for power;
With little left cf seemly pride;
With venomed fangs she can not hide;
Who half makes love to you to-day.
To-morrow gives her guest away.
Burnt up within by that strange soul
She can not slake, or yet control;
Malignant-lipp'd, unkind, unsweet;
Past all example indiscreet;
Hectic, and always overstrung
The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue
This I the Iteaaun.
Women ,often wonder why lace cur
tains or those of net in an open pat
tern give better service tkan such ma
terials as fine scrim, cotton voile or
dotted muslin, and th& reason is that
closely woven fabrics, being opaque,
catch the sun's rays directly and in
full force. This heat in time weakens
or burns the threads, while the open
weave, allowing as they do the en
trance of the sun's rays, filterin"
through, escape much of the scorching!
as they do not receive the full force of
Wife Im Mure Popular.
In Columbus, Ohio, a funny thing
happened election day. Mrs. Joseph
Bachman was a candidate for the
Board of Education, and her husband
was candidate for City Solicitor. The
wife had five opponents, yet she beat
them all with a total vote of 7.675
votes. Her husband had only three
opponents, but scored only 574 votes,
being beaten in his home ward by 34
votes, while his wife won In her own
ward with 865 votes. Her vote, with
one exception, was the highest on the
ticket. She is a lawyer herself.
The Internal Feminine.
"I am tired and sick of reading
about women," said a young woman
laßt Sunday as she looked into the
depths of her cup of tea. "We read
about their troubles, their work, their
love affair.?, their divorces; the funny
man finds never-failing material in
their clothes, and the way they wear
their hair. Are there no great things
happening in the world that all these
trivial things should be given so much
space? It almost makes one wish for
wars or something to try the courage
af men and the loyalty of women."
In all ages woman has been the
source of all that i3 pure, unselfish
and heroic in the life and spirit of
man. It wa3 for her love Mark An
tony lost the world; It was for her
love that Jacob of old toiled sevei
years; Helen conquered Troy, ana
plunged all the nations of antiquity
into war, and gave the earliest, as it
is still the grandest, epic which has
come down to us through all ages.
Poetry, music and fiction are based
upon woman's love, and all the move
uents of history are mainly due to the
sentiments or ambitions she has in
spired. From the hearthstone, around
which lingers the recollections of our
mother, from the fireside, where our
wife awaits us, comes all the home.
all the purity, all the courage with
which we fight the battles of life.
Sty-llvh Foulard Gow
Dotted wistaria satin foulard was
used to make the gown from which
this model was sketched. Plain satin
covered buttons are elaborately used
for decoration, and the Empire waist
line i3 defined by a band of velvet
(several shades darker than ground
of material) attached in front at
bust line by two huge amethyst but
tons. Chemi3ftte and stock are white
Irish crochet lace.
WorklnK Girls as Wive.
"The working girl makes the best
wife- In the world." This is the firm
assertion of Miss Mary MacArthur,
president of the Women's Trade Union
League of Great Britain.
Miss MacArthur Is a remarkable
woman. Net yet 30, she has been in
terested in trade ' unionism among
women for more than ten years and
has practically built up the English
organization, of which she i3 president,
and now numbers fully 210,00 women.
It is a very big and definite force in
English labor movements.
And ln defiance of all the doleful
masculine prognostications that girls
and women who work outside the home
are thereby unfitted for the natura!
feminine functions of wifehood and
motherhood. Miss MacArthur reiter
ates: "It i3 the worklngwomen who
make the best wives and the best
mothers, too," she adds composedly.
"It Is the working woman every
time who first of all. starts out with a
wise marriage. She marries for love
and for friendship and for respect
not just for the sake of a man any
man who will bestow the light of hi3
countenance upon her." Kansas City
Women as Inventor.
A writer in Cassier's Magazine cele
brates the inventive skill of women.
He notes in the long list of mechanical
devices "springing from the fertile
brain of American womanhood" a ma
chine for driving barrel hoops, a steam
generator, a baling press, a steam and
fume box, an automatic floor for eleva
tor shafts, a rail for street railways,
an electric apparatus, packing for pis
ton rods, locomotive wheels, a railway
tie, a stock car, a boring machine fo'"
drilling gun stocks, etc. That Is all
very well, but no woman has ever in
vented a machine that will button her
up the back. She has to marry a man
to get that done with neatness and dis
patch. , Itellevlna; (he Mind.
There is nothing so terrible as the
concentration of thought and energy
in one channel. Sometimes a particu
lar subject fastens on the mind with a
terrible Intensity. It lays an iron grasp
upon the spirit. Night and day the
victim is never free. He dreams of
one thing by night, he awakens to it
in the morning, all the day it grips
him and refuses to let go. If that con
tinues long enough the end is mad
ness. Live toe much in the circle of
fellow workers and you never escape
the pressure of thought and work.
The Day Book of Claudius Clear.
Orlffln of niaakrta.
Bristol, during the reign of Edward
III., had three merchants living in the
town whoso name was Blanket. They
were woolen weavers, and the first
people to make the material which
ever since has been called by their
name. It was first used for making
When Window Sonh Stick.
If windows move hard melt a table
spoonful of lard and pour a little be
tween window frame and casing, and
also a little on the roller and rope.
It works like magic. This 13 a good
thing to know when the frames are
swollen from being closed during
y t '
The "Dnwed" Needle.
It is unnecessary to throw away ma
chine needles which have become dull
or even broken near the point. They
may be sharpened on the whetstone
and made as good as new. Keep a
small whetstone in the machine drawer
for this purpose.
For Gras Stain.
During the summer the children will
sit and roll on the grass, and fre
quently the grass sthins are most ob
stinate. It is said that if the spotted
portion of the garment is soaked in
alcohol there Is nothing more effective
in removing such stains.
Women In Professions.
Women in large Industrial enter
prises, in real estate, In mines. In agri
culture, in banks, ln all 'occupations
where men make millions, are to-day
also making millions. New the pro
fessional women begins to bid fair to
rival the professional man in her re
turns from the profession.
It has not been many years since
lawyers as professional men began to
make huge fees. It has been fewer
years since the first woman lawyer,
Belva Lockwood, achieved fame. But
already women lawyers are achieving
not only fame, but fees. Last June
Miss Mary E. Miller, a Chicago law
yer and suffragette, won a $30.000 fee
on a $3,000,000 lawsuit over the estate
of the late William Bross. She has
been admitted to the bar only tLirteen
In Boston the women have a board
of trade of their own. In New York
last September the International Fed
eration of Business Women was organ
ized. There is also the Professional
Woman's League and scores of other
such organizations. Women are band
ing themselves in unions. They have
invaded all but seven of the many oc
cupations enumerated in the census
And now they are capturing one of
man's choicest strongholds the posi
tion of being a self-made American
Birdseye stitch is an effective out
A dainty jabot is of green tulle with
a batted lace bow.
Raffia embroidery is one of the pop
ular novelties of the season.
Spanish embroidery is wonderfully
effective on a white linen shirt waist.
A color and color-number card is a
useful accessory of the sewing basket.
Ivory rings are better for fancy
work than the brass ones, as they do
Iloniton applique, in a dainty bow
knot and flower design made a pretty
A combination of French and eye
let embroidery is extremely pretty on
A dainty necktie end of sheerest
mull had a hems'tltched hem and a
little flower form in shadow embroi
dery. Crossbar muslin with hand-embroidered
scalloped edges makes a dainty
and serviceable school apron for a
A fancy letter for marking towels
is n.ade of slanting satin stitch.
French knots and feather and outline
An unusual and pretty handkerchief
is of sheer white linen with a wide
border of hemstitching forming checks
of an even size.
For the marking of household linen
fhe regular marking cotton which
comes for the purpose should be used.
It Is much more satisfactory than
"The Dollar Irlnra' Hat.
"Merry Widow" hats lived a long
time In the hearts of those who are
i.ddicted to large hats, but they had
their day and are now almost forgot
ten. "The Dollar Princess" turban
comes to take the place of the "Merry
Widow" hat, and it is most artistic.
It 13 created of draped velvet covered
with chiffon, and the three large os
trich tips fall forward from the cen
ter back over the crgwn.
A cure that Is recommended for chil
blains is to rub the wrists and anklt3
well to encourage a good circulation,
and the chilblains twice or thrice a day
with methylated spirits, or if prefer
red, with mustard liniment or cam
phorated oil, the last two being quite
as good as and less dangerous than the
first, which should never be applied
near a light.
Straining Her Eyes.
The maiden dropped her lovely eyes.
Later she cast her eyes down the
rocky slope of the mountainside. After
she had rested them upon the top-
most branche3 of a near-by tree she
let them fall upon the waters of a
placid lake. Then a visit to an oculist
was imperative. Judge.
To CI en u Furniture.
By pouring a little olive oil over a
soft linen cloth and gently rubbing
over the surface of mahogany furni
ture the white covering caused by
dampness, also all dust, Is removed
and leaves the furniture as clear as a
mirror, and saves having it polished.
To Open n Cnn.
In case a screw top on a can sticks,
strike the cover lightly with the han
dle of an old knife if there Is no tack
hammer convenient, while you turn
the can. In a few moments the most
stubborn cover will open with simply
a slight twist.
Table Flower Effects.
Do not feel that you must buy out
a hothouse and fruit stand in ordei
to have a handsome dinner table
Wonderful effects can be had with ?
few flowers and foliage. Also, do no!
turn your table into a jeweler's shop.
Left Out 'Obey."
Tom L. Johnson omitted the word
"obey" from the marriage service
when called upon to perform it a?
mayor of Cleveland, because, as he
said, he would not "help to make lian
The Inle Rate.
The rate of the pulse of a healthy
person 13 four times that of the respiration.
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REVIEW OF INDIANA
Carl Kollmeyer, aged 20, son of At
torney C. J. Kollmeyer, fell on the ice
at Columbus and broke his left arm at
the elbow. The accident happened al
most a yesr to a day from the time
he fell on the ice and broke the same
arm at the same place.
The largest red fox seen in the vi
cinity of Connersville for many years
was shot and killed by Elbert Brattain,
west of the city. It was 4 feet 4 inches
long, and it had been hunted repeated
ly, partly for sport and partly because
of its ravages in the henneries.
The contractors having in charge the
completion of the Indianapolis, New
castle & Toledo traction line give out
the information that cars will be run
ning between Newcastle and Maxwell
by the middle of January. One pas
senger and one freight car are at the
power house and are being equipped
with motors, etc.
Walter T. Carpenter, first superin
tendent of Earlham College, and one
of Richmond's most esteemed men,
was 99 years old last Saturday. He is
in feeble health, though his condition
is improved from that of a few weeks
ago. Mr. Carpenter's wife died a short
time ago, at the age of 86 years. They
had been mairied almost seventy-five
Judge Will Sparks, of the Rush Cir
cuit Court, as special judge in the ac
tion brought by James L. Watkins, de
feated candidate for mayor, for a re
count of the ballots cast at the special
election December 13, held that Wat
kins had no ground for action and dis
missed the case, with costs against
Watkins. An appeal to the Appellate
Court was granted.
D. W. Ileaggy, a well-to-do farmer,
who lives west of Columbus, was at
tacked by an infuriated bull when he
entered his pasture. The animal had
been dehorned, and but for this fact
Heaggy would probably have suffered
fatal injuries. As it was, he was but
ted about the pasture for several min
utes before he managed to make his
escape. Heaggy is now confined to his
bed and unable to move.
Dennis Haisley, aged 53, a former
trustee of Liberty Township, Grant
County, and a prominent farmer, is
dead following the amputation of his
right leg. Two years ago Haisley suf
fered the amputation of his left leg on
account of gangrene, and had recov
ered from that operation when a simi
lar affliction of his remaining leg called
for a second operation. He Is sur
vived by a widow and four children.
After he had been mourned as dead
by his friends in Muncie, who read of
his being killed in a railroad accident
in the southern part of the State,
Frank Pierson surprised them by
walking in on his acquaintances and
frightening several of them half out of
their wits. Another ' Frank Pierson
was killed, and the report that it was
the Muncie man who met death was
circulated by some one not fully ac
quainted with the circumstances.
Usually very shy of any sign of hab
itation, the few coveys of quails that
have escaped the hunters in Wayne
County, this winter, are seeking barn
yards of farmers in search of food. The
thick blanket of snow, which has a
thin but very tough coating of ice up
on it, has proved a serious handicap to
the quails, and some birds have actu
ally died from starvation. In some
parts of the county farmers are re
ported to be providing food for the
Harry Fryen, George Fryen, Arthur
Fryen and Karl Fryen, who have been
spending a few days hunting near
Lawrenceburg with friends, have re
turned to their home in Indianapolis
with several valued trophies of their
trip. They bagged 120 rabbits, 61
quails, a red fox, a small black eagle
and a queer freak of nature, which i3
believed to be half cat and half rab
bit. The freak was hot on the farm
of Mrs. Mary A. Harrison, in North
Hogan creek, my Harry Fryen.
A display of money in the show win
dow of H. H. Locker, a Newcastle mer
chant, wa3 stolen m by an unidentified
thief who gained entrance to the store
and carried away thirty-five $1 bills.
Locker had the money in a box in a
showcase and small Keys were given
purchasers, the one having the right
key being entitled to unlock the box
and get the money inside. Some one
forced a rear window, entered the
store and carried away money, box and
all, the total value being about $70.
Recent mishaps of the Greenfield fire
department are attributed to a hoo
doo," which the men say has been with
them since the street number "13" has
been removed from the door of head
quarters. Contrary to the usual no
tion, the firemen have considered the
number lucky, and there has never
been a serious" accident In the com
pany. Recently, however, little things
have been constantly cropping out to
annoy the firemen. One of the horses
lost an eye. anothor fell while on a
run to a fire, while other casualties
have occurred. There are thirteen
members of the department.
The contract for another large drain
in Boone County has been let. It is
known as the Raccoon ditch, and
drains a large portion of Jackson
Township. The contract was awarded
to Kersey & Honan at $7,400.
William Knotts, a farmer, who lives
west of Columbus, while eating rabbit,
at his home, suffered intensely for a
time when a forked bone became
lodged In hi3 throat A physician made
three efforts before he removed the
The Globe Paint and Color Company,
of Evansville, which has just been In
corporated for $20,000, has purchased
an abandoned church at Elsas avenue
and Indiana .street, and will convert It
Into a paint factory. The new concern
will employ a large number of men.
E. W. Puckett will become connected
January 1, with the Trade Mark Title
Company of Fort Waj'ne, the only con
cern of Its kind for the registration
and protection of trade marks. Mr.
Puckett will take charge of a new de
partment relating to the protection of
rade marks of clients of the company.
While Mrs. Frank Buckley was shak
ing ashes down ln a stove at her home
in Muncie, a pail of boiling water fell
on her, burning her so badly that flesh
dropped from her back. Her condition
Fifteen silver cups and twenty-five
medals have been contributed to the
annual show of the South Bend Poul
try and Pet Stock Association, to be
held In January by the merchants of
the city. Indidivual friends of the so
ciety have contributed cash to the
show which will also be used for
Dr. I. N. Williams, aged TO, a dentist
of Sullivan, slipped on an icy pavement
and received a broken hip.
The 5-year-old son of Joseph Esh el-
man, of Connersville. swallowed a
watch chain eight inches long. A phy
sician succeeded in relieving the child.
Marshall Lines, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. E. Lines, of Shelbyville, suffered a
fractured jaw when a cow ne was feed
ing struck the boy in the face with Its
The residents of Fugit Township, in
the north part of Decatur County, had
a big fox hunt last we k. No dogs or
guns were allowed, but all participat
ing were requested to bring horns,
bells and other noise-making devices.
Mrs. Pauline Summers, a well-known
resident of Valparaiso, was removed to
the Christian hospital where an oper
ation for appendicitis was performed.
Mrs. Summers Is past grand matron of
the Order of the Eastern Star in In
diana. The Rev. E. J. Sias, pascr of the
First Christian church In Frankfort,
has handed his resignation to the offi
cial board to take effect on February
15. Mr. Sias will go to Lincoln, Neb.,
and enter the lecture field. He has
been offered $4,000 for thirty-two
weeks on the platform.
Quail and Hungarian pheasants are
perishing In Indiana by the thousand,
because they are unable to get food
since the snowstorm. The heavy snow
has covered the food supply on which,
the birds depend. From many places
reports come that farmers 'were clear
ing the snow from the fields ln order
that the birds could find something to
Hanson J. Gooden, aged GO, was
painfully injured while hunting along
Tanners creek, near Lawrenceburg. He
became separated from his companions
and was chased up a tree and held
captive for three hours by a big ram
near a sheep farm. When Gooden at
tempted to climb down the tree he was
so cold and stiff that he fell and broke
his right arm in two places.
A box of bread shipped from Fort
Wayne to the George H. Smith grocery
was carried through Portland by the
night train which regularly brings it,
and it reached Richmond before Its
presence in the express car was dis
covered. There was no express train
coming north again until afternoon,
but a freight crew just leaving the sta
tion, consented to care for the box. It
was roped on the engine, tied to the
cowcatcher, and in this position
reached Portland in time to serve the
grocer's patrons at the noon hour.
Joseph H. Githens, whose death oc
curred suddenly at Indianapolis, was a
pioneer hotel man of Richmoad, con
ducting at various times the Hunting
ton, the Grand and the Arlington ho
tels. He was one of the best known
men of the city of Richmond, and be
cause of the fact that when he left
there a lew days ago to spend Christ
mas with his daughter in Indianapolis
he was in the best of health, apparent
ly, the news of his death came as a
great surprise to his friends. Mr. Gith
ens was t have been married soon to
Mrs. Mary Lincoln.
Pearls are getting to be so common
at Hope, Bartholomew County, that be
fore long tho people there will be
tempted to cast them before swine. All
of the recent pearl finds n&ve been In
oysters, and tho oyster trade has taken
a sudden spurt. George Wendell, mar
shal of Hope, found a pearl which a
Hope jeweler valued at $100. Charles
Gilleland, south of Hoje, bought a
quart of oysten and found a pearl
about the size of a pea. The pearl will
be sent to Cincinnati for examination,
and if it is as fine as Hope jewelers
say, it will be worth several hundred
dollars. Dr. T. E. Reed, of Hope,
bought a pint of oysters and found a
pearl valued at $50.
The birth rate for the month of Oc
tober, according to figures just com
piled by the State Board of Health,
was 18.7, an increase of ?-10 over the
rate for the corresponding month of
last year. The nutrber.of births re
ported for the month was 4,340, an in
crease of 191 over the corresponding
month last yeat. During the month
2,212 male children were born and
2,128 females. Warren County again
led the counties of the State in the
birth rate, which was 31.5. Floyd
County was lowest, with 9.5. St Jo
seph County had a rate of 27.7 and
Marlon a rate of 19.1. One hundred
and seventy-five deaths from violence
were reported. Of these 10 were mur
ders and 28 suicides. The death rates
of cities having populations of 10.000
or over are reported as follows: Indi
anapolis, 14.7; Evansville, 13.0; Fort
Wayne, 10.6; Terre Haute, 1S.6; South
Bend, 15.6; Anderson, 15.1; Columbus,
9.7; East Chicago. 24.4: Elkhart. 12.8;
EH wood, 6.1; Hammond, 9.7; Jefferson-
ville, 21.3; Kofconio, 12.3; Lafo rotte,
18.7: Laporte, 1 1,4: Logansport. 21.8;
Marlon, 10.0; Michigan City, 9.1; Mun
cie; 17.4; New Albany, 13.2; Peru. 11.6;
Richmond, 14.9; Vincennes, 9.6.
The Rev. Henry W. Schwan, pastor
of the West Creighton Avenue Church
of Christ, in Fort Wayne, has an
nounced his resignation and will de
liver his farewell sermon next Canday.
Miss Alice Bulger, aged 6, died a
few days ago at Washington, of tuber
culosis. She had been ill a long time
and realizing that she was going to
die, made all arrangements for ber
funeral and selected her burial robe.
She was popular in Washington's
For killing a mule with a pick Dink
Thomas, a miner of Hymera, was
placed in jail for thirty days. He Is
said to have become enraged at the
animal and to have struck it such a
blow that it fell dead.
The skiflC in which they were making
their way across White river crushed
and capsized by being caught between
two heavy cakes of ice, John Young, a
Knox County farmer, and Charles Self,
a ferryman, narrowly escaped drown
ing by jumping from one floating cake
of ice to another until they reached the
An invitation has been sent to Gov
ernor Marshall to be present at the
farmers' institute to be held at Shel
byville January 24 and 25, and he says
he will attend one session provided his
James W. Burns has just been elect
ed general secretary of the Railroad
Young Men's Christian Association In
Fort Wayne for the twentieth consecu
tive year. Mr. Burns came from
Springfield, Ohio, to Fort Wayne in Oc
tober, 1890, and is personally known to
thousands of Indiana and Ohio railroad