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Tine Quest of
B.K MACH A F. WEST
CojjrilM. IM. IT W. 0. cuwui. CojjtilSt in Great Britain
They held the inquest that same
afternoon, and In the room where
Cerisse Wayne's body had been found.
Dr. McGann, th coroner, could find
no trace of violence on the young and
"She died of heart failure." he re
marked, very simply. "Probably the
animal who caused the police such
fright and trouble gained access to the
room, and the sight and shock were
too much for her patently fragile con
stitution to' withstand. Remember,
that this apparition has brought on
Mrs. Desterle a stroke of paralysis,
and may result in the permanent de
rangement of her mind.
"I have wired Doubleday, Franz &
Co., in San Francisco," he continued.
"Their reply Ju?t received is that they
know but little about Cerisse Wayne.
They declare that they knew her as
Mrs. Wayne. Also that for five
years past $2,000 a month has been de
posited to her credit with them. Parke
& Gray solicitors, of London, Eng
land, have handled the drafts serl to
the San Franc sco bankers, lies.
Wayne drew on this amount so freely
that at times her balance was practi
cally nothing, and frequently her ac
count showed a small ovrnli. For
the past several months, however, her
demands on the account have been
very slight. Last month $4.000 was
sent for her credit, and her present
balance is approximately $6,000. Be
sides this they have a casket, said to
contain almost priceless jewels, that
j belong to her. A cod- of a photograph
of Mrs. Wayne, which they have in
their possession, has been forwarded,
and Henry Franz, one of the Junior
.members of tue firm, is coming East to
view the body. They report they have
cared for her mail for some time past.
and during this time she has had it
forwarded to nearly every Imaginable
point, both In this country and abroad
In her handbag there was nearly $150
and nothing to indicate that she had
been mentally depressed or was in poor
health. Over-indulgence in cigarettes
may have unduly excited her mind. It
is patent that she read and smoked till
she grew drowsy and then lightly
tossed her book aside. Possibly she
wakened from some quiet dream to be
hold that creature in the room, and
died of fright There was one second
of Intense horror and all was over.-
-now did that that that get In,
doctor?" interrupted the still dishevel
"Don't you know that there's no place
on the front of this, nor any other
bulidin in the block where a cat could
crawl up for a footin'? Ain't they all
smooth sandstone, wem as slick as me
jast years coat. Ana wasn't both of
the windows there closed and locked
In the bargain, and no chimney in the
room? Maybe the creature killed the
pritty little girl after it pot in al
right, but how did It get in? Here's
another thing. Will ye look at that
ted? Now there's been two people
sleeping In that bed. sir. one of them
far heavier and bigger than the poor
little girl you've Just been inquesting
over. And here. now. Is a cigarette
.ub that's different from the others
tronger, can't 'you see?" ,
The policeman held out the stub In
question, and it was passed wonder
Ingly from hand to hand, and later
marked exhibit "A."
"Entrance might have been effected
from the hall, said the Coroner with
a puzzled frown.
' "Bo? Wasn't the door bolted from
the inside? Can't you see where It
was broke to get in?" retorted Do
"fterty. "Ah, someone was Inside and rush
ed out when Mrs. Desterle opened the
Soor," muttered Larry Morris of the
Everybody In the room directed his
-ttentlon to the corner where th
ewspapcr folk were sitting. There
were eight or ten men in the little
group and one woman, a fair, calm
eyed girl. Betty Lancey of the "In
; qulrer." Betty was barely 23, one of
' those tall, athletic, wholesome girls
mho demand classification in the men
tal menu as well-cooked oatmeal with
rich cream, country honey, bakel
apples or new milk. Larry Morris
was very much in love with Betty,
but he didn't know It and neither did
Pierre Desterle denied Larry Mor
ris suggestion. His wife Ann!) Des
terle could not come as a witness to
corroborato his statement. Raving
and shrieking they had carried her off
to the hospital hours before. Pierre,
for his wife, and himself, told all he
knew of their unfortunate boarder.
"She came Monday night, quavered
the little black-skinned fellow. "She
was all dressed in green. She had the
prettiest eyes you ever saw, they were
Just like those of a hurt baby. So many
violets were pinned on her breast you'd
have thought 'twould have wearied her
:to carry them. She brought no trunks,
only the green bag there. Said she
wanted room and board for two weeks
and would pay well for them. Annie
took her because of what she paid, and
.because she was so pretty. She slept
late mornings and Annie was going to
make her move to-morrow because she
slept so late it made breakfast drag
along till noon. The women in the
house didn't like Miss Wayne. They
aid she painted her face and smoked
cigarettes. The men made soft eyes
at her and the woman got Jealous.
Annie said she had awful fine things
In her valise, and lots of Jewelry. An
nie came up stairs to wake her, for It
was lunch time, and then It all hap
pened. There couldn't anybody have
rushed down the stairs. I was in the
hall when Annie fell, and Doherty was
with me. and he came right up here
after we'd carried Annie to her room.
That was the only time the hall was
"How long did that take you. Do
herty?" asked Johnny Johnson of the
newspaper coterie. He was thinking
that the Coroner was a shade too Judi
' clal and prosy about the Inquiry.
"Some six minutes or so." slowly an
swered Doherty. "Mrs. Desterle's a
weight to carry; she's pretty fat. you.
know, latelj-. Her room, too. It's clear
back on the second floor.
They read the letters aloud. The
enterprising newspaper boys had al
ready had them photographed so that
their papers might reproduce them.
The longer of the t'o was undated,
the other bore date of eight months
previous, in mid-August and ran:
"Cerisse Dear Heart of mine, I
have so longed for a letter. Do you
still refuse to remember? Will you
not forgive or must I die without word
or sign from you? Forgive me. Cerisse.
dear, forgive me.
The other, couched more formally,
though In the same writing, read:
"Cerisse So the wander-lust still
pervades your heart? Can you calm
your restless mind and soul and body
ufldentljr long: to realize that home
husband, .children and the develop
ment of womanhood's ideals Is the
tithe life exacts from each of your
"You must pay now. Cerisse. or pay
at the end. If you defer payment or
your Indebtedness to the scheme of all
creation till the end you will find the
interest hard to handle. I shall ap
peal no more. Entreaties uo not.
move you. Neither do threats ami
commands are naught to you. Fut let
me Impress one thing upon you. If
you do not return to me before the
first of the coming year, I will kill
you. iMt you unuerstana wnai x hu-.ui
when I write this? I have never
seemed able to make you comprehend
mything I have ever written or said.
You won't understand this, you won't
realize that you will be dead, murder
ed. Defore the blossoms weight tue
orchards if you still persist in absent
ing yourself from H."
"Seems to me that 'II,' whoever 'II'
is. must have been Intoxicated, de
ranged or doped on his correspondence
course." whispered Larry Morris to
"Oh,, don't Joke." replied Betty.
"How can you at such time? Such a
beautiful woman as she was, too. I d
have loved to have seen her as she
must have been when she was alive."
"Death from causes unknown. Prob
ably -heart failure superinduced by
fright." came the Coroner's verdict.
Th:s ultimatum disposed of the
body, which was buried next day. But
it didn't of the Monster. That was
In a tage in the municipal zoological
gardens, snarling, whining and mak
ing the hours hideous. And it didn't
dispose of the story. That went flash
ing around the world on the wires,
while newspapers the country over
seized the scent to track the '.'greatest
crime mystery of the age."
Early next morning Larry Morris
sat in Le Roy's'cafe, an all night res
taurant and rendezvous of the news
paper men, industriously disposing of
a roast beef sandwich.
Larry's forehead was twisted Into
half a dozen corrugations. He was
hoping none of the boys would come
in till he had got this Wayne story a
little clearer in his head. Larry and
two photographers had made three
trips out to the Park to see the awful
Thing which some apt reporter had
christened the Man-aperllla.
One by one the boys came trooping
In. And the Wayne murder was the
topic of the night
Til tell you what It Is, boys." said
Hank Smith. "That Man-Aperllla Is
half-human and I know it. When
those white and black eyes were turn
er upon me I felt my soul crawl out
from under me, and I was left there
hanging In space. Tell you what it is.
there's a story there."
"Cut it. Hank, cut It,, called little
red-headed John Johnston, the best
police reporter in town. "Here, Ma
mie." to the waitress, "bring Hank
some eatings so the rest of us can
take a rubber at the conversational
game. Wasn't that girl a stunner,
though? And did you notice, too, what
la dead matcn mat ncr nair was for
the color of the pelt on the beast?"
Now every man at the table had
noted Just that point. It was so ob
vious a point that It was startling.
Each had been loath to launch an opin
ion on it But Johnny had a way
with him of pumping all you knew by
bold plays. Each man took counsel
with himself wondering what Johnny
would do next For ten years those
boys and Johnny had met every Mon
day night and the 'crowd had learned
when to give him rope.
But just now Johnny and his bowl
of rice and milk relapsed Into silence
while his companions ranged far in
wild theories of who "II" was, what
part he had played in the life and
death of Cerisse Wayne, whether she
was wife, widow, murdered or simply
another victim of the suicide list
By and by Johnny dug down Into
one of the ever bulging pockets of his
always baggy trousers. The by-word
was tnai jonnny always looked so
much like a burglar that he never had
any trouble gaining the confidence of
the rather reticent people of that pro
"Hunting for a quarter. Johnny, or a
toothpick?" questioned Larry Morris.
' Here, look at this." answered John
Into their midst he twirled the some
thing he had drawn from his pocket
It was a man's garter of lavender silk
elastic, the buckle hand wrought from
rose gold, set round with amethysts
and on the face the Initial "H," worked
out in emeralds and amethysts of ex
cessive smallness but exceedingly great
"Where did you get that?" came the
"Well," said Johnny, "listen. I pick
ed this up in the Desterle house about
an hour ago. Say. everybody about
that house has got stage fright They
are all moving out. An earthquake
couldn't move them quicker than they
are going. The death watch has got
its grip on the whole thlrty-flve board
ers. More than half of them are speed
ing away to spend the night with
hand-baggage only. Great show, too.
to watch them hustle out. I'm going
to sleep up there to-night I picked
this garter up In the closet where It
had rolled down behind a little shelf.
iw women, you Know, aont wear
garters like this."
"Might," bellowed Hank Smith.
"Saw a telegraph story the other day
that they had taken to wearing half
hose in New York."
"But here's the question." continued
Johnny, "no man in the house knew
Mrs. Wayne nor anything about her,
Why, the only decent word any one
of those curious passed about her was
that no one had come to see her since
she arrived, and that she had appeared
embarrassed when her fellow boarders
of the sex masculine attempted to pay
her any attention."
Til Just wager that she was some
poor, sweet little girl who had mar
ried some old fool for his money," In
terposed Philip Hartley, whose sym
pathetic heart heat for all the mis
treated women In the world. "She's
found him unbearable, and refused to
live with him, and he's Just hounded
her to death. That 'IV may have stood
for 'Hubby," in the letter that had the
threat to kill hem I believe she's been
taking slow poison, and came here
where she wasn't known to snuff it Off
"How about the Man-Aperilla?
flouted Larry Morris. "Proceed, Jules
Verne II. Why don't you go farther,
and have It a trained ape sent carrier
pigeon, bloodhound-fashion by the
ogre-husband, to choke her to death?"
"Because she wasn't choked," con
tended Hartley. "Heavens, what a
woman she must have been.
"Oh. to kill from Jealousy," a4e
Hank Smith. "Why. hallo; here's Bet
ty Lancey at this hour of the morning.
Betty, don't you ever get through
work? And you're all out of breath.
What's wron;. Mamie, get her some
tea. What s the matter. Betty?"
Betty, white as print paper, sunk on
a chair. Her big blue eyes were open
ed wide. "Boys." sh? said. "Come
with me; come quick, don't say n. word,
but tell me, am I crazed or dreaming;
has it really happened or am I hav
ions? Oh. no! don't stop to finish eat
ing; come quick or it will be too late.
I am afraid to stop alone in that aw
ful room. You know I missed my train
home and stopped at the hotel to
night, and. oh, it startled me so."
"What's up. anyhow?" asked John
ny. "Tell the rest of them, Petty.
I'm going up to get chummy with the
mystery, sleeping all night in the Des
terle house. Maybe I'll have a visi
tation, seeing as how my own head Is
some reddish. 'Tisn't like you to have
stage fright. Betty."
"I haven't got It," she snapped.
"But just as I started to get Into bed
and went over to raise the shade, I
looked across the court IiTto one of the
other rooms of th hotel. And In there
what do you think I saw?"
Womanlike Betty paused to give her
audience a thrill.
"Oh. nonsense; out with It." com
manded the boys.
"Cerisse Wayne, her ghost or her
double, and the handsomest man I ever
sa w ! "
(To be continued.)
1'lnu Snnfolied Out of Itarbara Frlet
lile'M llitntl, Kanaan Sayn.
Poor Barbara Frietchie. will they
never let her rest? Comes a Kansas
historian with a discovery, the 1.240th
made in relation to the affair, the Bal
timore Sun says. He snatches the flag
right out of Barbara's hands. 'Twas
not Barbara who waved the flag in the
face of the Confederates, he says; it
was not any member of the Frietchie
family. Ii. fact, he accuses her of
being a Southern sympathizer and "not
patriotic Northern woman.'! This
Kansas chronicler, by name William
E. Connelly, avers that it was Mrs.
Archibald Quantrell and her daughter
Virginia who "waved the United States
flag defiantly in the faces of the South
ern troops as they marched down the
streets of Frederick. Md.
points to the fact that Mrs. Quantrell
was the nunt of William C. Quantrell,
the guerrilla leader, who "led many a
band into Kansas" and who. "laid
waste the town of Lawrence."
Mr. Connelly puts some new frill3
on the old story. He says Miss Vir- ; rgard'ess of extravagant dress acces
ginia was waving a little Un'ted States ' 0ries. Jewelry, for example, is much
flag at the gate, which so aroused the
anger of the Confederates that a lieu
tenant with his sword cut the flag
from her hands.
About Barbara the Marylanclers cer
tainly have to "go from home to hear
the news." Whittier.who knew perhaps
as much of Maryland a3 he did of
Senegambia. wrote a poem that gave
wide currency to an incident that they
tell us either never occurred or cer
tainly did not occur at all as he re
lated It. Then it was embodied in a
play, which not only differed from the
facts but disagreed with the poem.
Now comes the Western iconoclast
whe takes the glory entirely away
from Whittier's favorite and confers
It upon an aunt of Kan?as. The Bar
baraites seem to be unable to agree
with history, recollection, or to agree
with each other. The story has as
many twists and turns to It as the
north pole dispute, and perhaps the
best way to settle It would be to name
a commission empowered to determine
the true and authorized version, the
said board to be composed of represen
tatives of the following:
1. Those who declare that no such
incident ever happened in Frederick
or anywhere else.
2. Those who hold that something
or other occurred, but, nothing resem
bling In any way what tradition or the
3. Those who assert that Barbara
waved the flag In Stonewall Jackson's
face and dared the Confederate to
shoot her, just a3 Whlttier has related
4. Those who hold that. there never
was any such person. s
5. The new element who assert that
the flag was waved, tut that Barbara
didn't wave it, the glory going to some
party who lived down the street two
6. Those who do not care 3' cents
whether it ever occurred or not, but
would like to hear the last of it.
Thus every element of our, citizen
ship would be represented. If the com
missioners settled the thing, it would
give the public a grateful rest. If they
didn't, it would provide a row that
would be amusing and exciting. Trot
out your Barbaras, gentlemen. Entries
for the Frietchis flag-waving contest
A Stnrtllntr 3Iolto.
A traveling salesman died very sud
denly in Pittsburg. His relatives tele
graphed the undertaker to make a
wreath; the ribbon should be extra
wide with the inscription. "Rest in
Peace" on both sides, and if there Is
room, "We Shall Meet in Heaven."
The undertaker wa3 out of town
and his new assistant handled the job.
It was a startling floral piece which
turned up at the funeral.
The ribbon was extra wide and bore
the inscription. "Rest in Peace on
Both Sides, and if There is Room We
Shall Meet in Heaven."
Often the Cane.
The editor of the magazine was
"Curious," said he, "that this anec
dote of Napoleon has never been in
"It has been In print before," ex
plained the space writer, "but not at
tached to Napoleon." Louisvill
Mistress I don't want you to have
so much company. You have more
callers In a day than I have in a
Domestic Well, mum, perhaps If
you'd try to be a little more agreeable
you'd have ab many friends as I have.
A Waate of Money.
Hub Reckless and extravagant I?
When did I ever make a useless pur
chase? Wife Why, there's that fire extin
guisher you bought a year ago; we've
never used it once. Exchange.
Taking the Tips.
"Why did Dollarby sell his hotel?"
"He wasn't making money last
"What Is he doing now?"
"He's luxuriating in 1'ie ;)o?ition or
head waiter." Washington Star.
When a man has learned how to
learn he can soon lern anything.
He had mastered all wisdom abroad
and at home.
His frontal bone bulged like a capital
He had garnered the world's choicest
fancy and fact,
.nd with things cyclopedic his mem'ry
He chortled, with glee at the sight of
lie digested each morsel and clamored
1 for more.
lie knew all the tongues, down to
I Choctaw and Creek,
I IT. 1,-..,-.. 1 In C?., nw,1 nn.inni1 tri
lit iniuiiu ill Odiisiiit :jiiu (ju:5iJiu
But they asked him to stand as a god
And he blvidered and failed like the
He was brave as a lion, unconquered,
I His hair-breadth escapes were unnum
A mad dog amuck in the street scared
And runaway steeds he had stopped
i with great vim.
He had battled for lifa on the ocean In
He sought gravest perils to keep in
While fire and tempest, or pistol and
But his wife sent him shopping, with
samples to match,
A.nd he fainted and never came up to
Uet lre..ed' 1 Defined.
If I were laying down only one
raje In the matter of dress I should
make it this," said an authority on
woman's dress, "Be inconspicuous."
j "I may add that personally it 13 a
rreat delicht to me to nnrrhaso rnnd5
over the counter presided over by a
tastefully dressed saleswoman. T?v
1 that I mean one who nllnw hr own
' eveetness and good looks to shine out
out of place on a working woman, or,
indeed, on any woman when she goes
downtown on business. It is exactly
the same with the big bows and in
ordinate high heels and tightly laced
waists. My advice is one or at least
two dregses a year, well made and of
good material, rather than superfluous
Sashlness. Of course, a girl should go
to the theater and to a party occa
sionally. It is possible for her to be
quite well dressed with another pretty
separate waist, which, if she has any
ingenuity, she can make valuable her
Eelf by handiwork. If she has not the
skill, I think it would be far better
for her to study sewing in some school
lor the evening and thus attain this
"But; let me add that the Inconspicu
o-asly drcss?d woman is always the
best dressed woman."
Men Soncept I ble to Voice.
Very few women realize what an
effect a sweet voice has on a man. A
woman may be very pretty to look
upon, may be faultlessly and bewitch-
ingly attired, and attractive in every
way, and yet too often directly she
opens her mouth and speaks, the spell
is broken, the charm is gone. And
this need never be. '
Very few voices are so naturally
bad 'that they will not succumb to
training, and the voice can be trained
to be just as sweet and gentle as we
please to make it.
A woman should speak In a low
roice. She should not allow her voice
to raise itself to a high pitch. She
should not shout her orders. This
thouting and v raising of the voice
spoils tone and quality, and tends to
make it harsh., A pretty voice is a
powerful attraction in a woman, and
,lie who would add to her charms a
wondrous fascination should cultivate
1 voice "ever soft, gentle and Ijw."
This model has the full pleated skirt
so acceptable to the American woman,
also the new seamless shoulder, the
.oleat.-d. close-fitting coat proper with
graduated pcplum and straight belt of
the material at the natural waistline
The material is a very dark, smothly
finished French serge, the frogs, cuffs.
buttons and collar facing all of black.
A Cage hat in the. popular trlcorne
shape is shown with this suit.
Where Women Propose.
In the Ukraine, Russia, the maid is
the one that does all the courting,
When she falls in love with a man she
goes to his house and telld him the
state of her feelings. If he recipro
cates, all is well, and a formal marri
age is duly arranged. If, however, he
is unwilling, she remains there, hoping
to coax him into a better state of mind
The poor fellow cannot treat her with
the least discourtesy, or turn her out
tor her friends would be sure to
avenge the Insult. His best chance is
to leave his heme and remain away as
long a3 she 13 In it.
1 A t .
r resn in stains may oe removed y
the application of sweet milk, and thi3
Is good In cases of colored fabrics
which may be affected by chemicals
and acids. Fresh stains should be
saturated with cold water and then
pressed with clean blotting paper. Re
peat until no more stains can be re
moved and then rub it with the cut
side of a lemon and sprinkle thickly
with table salt.
The ink spots may be removed from
white wash fabrics by soaking a few
minutes and then washing in a strong
solution of oxalic acid, taking care to
wash out the acid thoroughly after
ward. Melted tallow poured on the
spot while hot and scraped off when
old will also be found to be safe and
ften a sure remedy.
Turban.? of a military appearance
are very fetching with the tailored
Elaborate braiding appears on some
of the coats of the dressy tailored
The newest coiffure Is flat in front
and piled heavily over the ears. It is
called the Brittany.
A brocade of a faint opal gray and
link made a lovely lining- for a coat
of rich black sealskin.
' -z Vi
We are showing two modish designs for smartly dressed children. Tha
frock on the left is given a military tone with its front panel and cuff trim
ming of narrow braid and buttons. The material Is the lightest weight pale
blue chiffon broadcloth, and that combined with the silver braid and b'uttona
makes a most effective little dress. The long-waisted bodice is joined to a plaited
skirt under a sash of sapphire blue satin, the latter tacked at intervals on
sides and finished at back in graduated loops. Mls3 Dainty on the right Is
wearing a quaint, pretty frock of green-striped white challis, with closing on
left side. The little skirt. Is made in tunic fashion and cut away to show a
plaited front. The belt Is green velvet, a few shades darker than the stripe,
and matches the covered buttons and sleeve bands. The neck finish is a flat
collar of baby Irish.
With the season's double-breasted
coats the correct thing is to begin the
buttons at the waist line.
Light yokes are much more becom
ing as a rule that the dark material of
the gown coming next' the face.
Corded ribbon Is being used as a
trimming on several of the daintiest
of the ready-made evening gowns.
Coats -of material contrasting with
the skirt are a good deal seen, velvet
being the most used with cloth skirts.
Black fur is by 'far the most attract
ive pelt for the trimming of the num
berless green suits and gowns worn
Pretty with coats and colored
blouses is the deep cuff of linen with
embroidery button-holed scallops ana
plaited lace frill.
Street costumes will be made of pon
gees and rajahs. The latest patterns
in both goods have changeable hues
the same as silks.
Seed pearls lead in the list of jew
els for hair adornment. They are
used in combination with fluffy tulle
or on the classic bandeau.
Petticoats to wear under velvet
gowns have an upper part of mousse
line de soie, with a flounce and little
frills of some heavier silken fabric. '
First of all, silks will be worn this
year, especially changeable taffetas of
two tones. This is really the most
Important feature as yet developed
relative to forthcoming materials.
Married in white, you have chosen
Married in gray, you will go far
Married in black, you will wish your
Married in red, you will wish your
Married in green, ashamed to be
Married in blue, he will always be
Married In pearl, you will live in a
Married in yellow, ashamed of your
Married in brown, you will live out
Married in pink, your spirits will
A Slnslnic Tenpot.
It is said that the Japanese, so in
genious in making curious and- fasci
nating devices- of every kind, manu
facture singing teakettles. An Iron
kettle, otherwise quite ordinary, has
the almost lifelike characteristic of
bursting into song when the water
boils. The Bounds, they say, are pro
duced by steam bubbles escaping from
sheets of iron fastened across the ket-
near the bottom. Skill Is required.
not only in making them, but in regu
lating the fire under them. Theso
curious kettles'have been in use many
Don't for lIoteaeM.
Don't invite more than eight guests.
Don't have dishes of which your
cook is ignorant.
Don't invite uncongenial people.
Have some stupid and some brilliant;
some who will talk and some who will
Don't watch for mistakes in the
Don't Ik? ab-ient-minded when the
man at your side is talking to you.
Don't give orders to the maid if it
is possible not to do so.
Don't seat a husband next to his
If mistakes are made, remember
they are more important to you than
Of course, every one likes to have a
new siut each season, but four suits a
year soon land one in quite a mess of
half-worn clothes that are a burden
and a reproach to a conscientious wo
man. It is often wiser and more sat
isfactory to remodel a last year's suit
than to buy a new. one.
A good material should give two or
three seasons of hard service if it is
handled In the right manner. It can
alvnys be cleaned, turned or dyed so
that the most fastidious woman can
satisfy herself as to its absolute fresh
ness. A new lining, new cu2 and collar
facings for a coat, and a general over
hauling for a skirt, will put a last
year's suit quite in order if one only
intends using it for hard hacking and
But If the suit must make a pre
sentable appearance in good society
one will have to go to a little more
trouble. It should be recut, the
sleeves made up to date and the neck
opening, collar, etc., made to answer
to the last word on smart tailoring.
The Tactful AVoinan.
A woman of tact i3 the one who
feels that the story told to hurt your
feelings Is essentially bad form and
inconsiderate of the feelings of oth
ers. A woman of tact is the woman who
is courteous to old people, who laughs
with the young and who makes her
self agreeable to all women in all con
ditions of life.
A woman of tact is the one who
makes her good-morning a pleasant
greeting, her visit a bright spot in the
day, and her good-bye a hope that she
may come again.
A woman of tact is one who does
not gauge people by their clothes or
their riches, but who condemns bad
A woman of tact Is one who is cour
teous under all circumstanced and in
every condition in which she may be
A woman of tact is one whose love
for humanity is second only In her
life's devotion, and whose watchword
Dainty It utile Condemned.
The dainty little ruffle that suits so
well a pretty head, making it look like
a flower rising from its calyx, is con
demned by fashion. The wired lace or
net collar now stops abruptly, and has
a most unfinished look to eyes accus
tomed to the ruffle. But fashion must
have change, even if it be for the
She sewed a buttbn on my coat.
For I was far from mother.
"'Tis such a thing." she raid to me,
"As I'd do for my brother."
She looked so pretty sitting there,
I quickly stooped and kissed her.
"'Tis such a thing." I said to her,
"As I'd do to my sister!"
0 , ,Tle l ul Thing.
When a man tips his hat to a wain
an his wife doesn't know she asks him
more questions in the next five min
utes than a child will ask on a rail
road train. Atchison Globe.
Women always were gentler than
men. They say: "O heavens," while
men say just the reverse. Atchison
Wearing. w Shoes.
To prevent shoes from blistering th
heel, paste a small piece of felt or vel
vet in the heel; then they will not
slip up and down.
l REVIEW OF INDIANA
The Maumee Fishing Club, of Fort
Wayne, has purchased a tract of land
at Lake James, In Steuben county, and
is preparing to erect there a hand
some clubhouse. '
A mad dog belonging to Henry Sut
toi near Petersburg, bit four hogs,
two milch cows and a mule and all the
animals died of rabies. The dog also
died in great agony.
Marion Black, of Fort Wayne, is at
work on the construction of an airship
of the monoplane type with which he
expects to give exhibitions in aerial
navigation. Black is constructing a
motor, which he says will develop 40-
horse power, although it weighs but
Clint Livingston, aged 26, who lives
with his parents, two and a half miles
northeast of Linden, was struck by a
Monon train at that place and one of
his eyes was knocked out. He was
buried to the oflice of Dr. Ray, where
the oye was replaced, and it is be
lieved the eight will be saved. Liv
ingston is afflicted with epilepsy.
The Big Four Railroad Company
has shipped one hundred kegs of
spikes to St. Paul as a. preliminary
step toward beginning active opera
tions on double tracking the line from
Greensburg to Shelbyville and from
Shelbyville to Draper. It has been
officially announced that active opera
tions will be begun next month.
Thomas Rider, aged SO, whose home
was fifteen miles southeast of Wash
ington, hanged himself with a piece
of binder twine. He had been in a
despondent mood for several days.
He was missed from the home of his
son and a search revealed his body
hanging from a rafter in a shed on
the farm. Coroner Holder was called
to hold an inquest.
Hungarian pheasants on a game re
serve north of Columbus, are multiply
ing so rapidly that Gl an ton Perry, a
farmer, ha3 arranged to have a poul
try farm north of the city utilized
to. take care of some of these birds.
Sixty of the young pheasants have
been taken to the poultry farm and
will be kept in one of the chicken
houses until they are older.
i While cleaning an old chimney at
his home, near Spearsville, John Wal
ker found $400 in gold in a sack. The
money was hidden by his father,' Sam
uel C. Walker, who died several days
ago. Before the elder Walker took
sick he had $1,200 in gold, and as
he, never left the house it is believed
that the balance of the money is hid
den about the premises. The heirs
are making a search of the farm for
William Ned Harmon, living west of
Owensville, has offered a reward of $3
for the capture of a strange animal
lat has been prowling through his
premises. The animal is half cat and
half rabbit. It. first appeared at the
home of James Land. The animal
has a head resembling that of a com
mon house cat. It has cat claws, but
its legs and tail are like those of a
rabbit. The strangest thing about this
creature is that it runs like a rabbit
and makes a noise like a cat.
John D. Haseman, who has been on
a scientific expedition in South
America for the last two years, re
turned to his home in Linton. He
brought many species unknown to
scientists from the Jungles of South
America to the Carnegie institute at
Pittsburg. The most impotrant of the
many specimens brought back by
Haseman is a species of animal life
that is said to be the missing link be
tween the salamander and tho fish.
This specimen, according to Haseman,
is supplied with feet.
Renwick E. Crockett, chief engineer
at the Jeffersonville reformatory for
the last three years, will sever his
connection with th Institution on the
first of March, it b,eing desired, it is
stated, to employ a lower priced man.
Mr. Crockett Is a skilled engineer.
He is nearly the last of the Carroll
county employes at the Institution,
of whom there were several, among
ethers W. H. Whlttaker, general
superintendent, and M. M. Barnard,
assistant superintendent, who were
both formerly from Delphi.
Frank Taylor, principal of the East
Columbus schools, holds the record
for spanking in Bartholomew county,
and local school officials are inclined
to believe that he also holds the state
record. A few days ago a great many
of the pupils became unruly, and Tay
lor ordered twenty of them to remain
after school. He suspended one for
two days, disposed of the case of an
other and then forced the remaining
eighteen to bend o.er their seats.
Armed with a paddle Taylor adminis
tered punishment to each and every
unruly pupil. He finished the Job
with neatness and dispatch and found,
on consulting his watch, that the en
tire operation had only taken twenty
Edward Williams, of Laporte, age
61, a farm laborer, employed by E. D.
Hook, fell form a hay mow and re-f
ceived injuries which caused his
death. He Jeaves a widow and four
Wallace Hackleman, a farmer, liv
ing four miles southeast of Knights
town, escaped injury when his buggy
was struck by a fast train on the
Pennsylvania railroad near that city.
The buggy was demolished but Hack
leman was unharmed.
Ethel McCaskeil, a . pretty circus
girl, who was arrested at Evansvllle
several weeks ago, charged with hav
ing violated the immigration laws
when she entered th's country, was
sent to Vancouver, B. C.
James E. Whitaker, of Nashville, is
the owner of a cow, that has puzzled
all the stockbuyers and veterinary
surgeons In the vicinity. In five
months the hoofs of the cow have
grown until they are fourteen Inches
in length. The cow is apparently in
good health and is able to walk
At a conference between Com
mander Somers and the local com
mittee, it was decided to hold the
Stato G. A. It. encampment In Terre
Haute May 25 to 27.
Arthur Spafford, of Hammond, saw
his nineteen-year-old son, Arthur Spaf
ford, Jr., an electrician, fall from a
signal tower of the Chicago & North
wetsern railway at Evanston, 111. The
young man suffered a fractured skull
and died at St. Francis hospital with
out regaining consciousness. Spafford
decided to visit his son and arrived
just in time to see him fall.
Will F. Blair, of Terre Haute, presi
dent of the National Brick Manufac
turers' Association is in Washington
to exert his influence in favor of the
creation of a federal bureau of mines.
Longcliffe officials deny the story
published under a Columbus date line,
to the effect that Dr. Max C. Hawley,
physician, and Miss Josie Quinn,
nurse at the Northern Indiana Hos
pital for the Insane, were forced to
leave the institution because they
Statistics supplied by the Pennsyl
vania company show that 1,100 men
are now engaged in the train service
on the Fort Wayne division of the
Pennsylvania lines. Of this number
uu are conauciors, are DraKemen,
250 are engineers, 240 are .firemen
and the remainder are employed In
the yards as switchmen. 7 '
Fred Gretchen. aged 55 years, had
a peculiar accident. He was sitting
quietly In a chair at his home in Bed
ford when his left limb became af
fected by a muscular contraction
which gave it a severe jeprk. The in
voluntary action caused the bone above
the knee to snap. Medical attention
Art . a
was summoned aud the fracture re- '
Newton Wallen, a barber t of Ioni,
put on a pair of far-sighted spectacles
instead of his own near-sighted glass
es one night last week, and before
he realized his mistake he had cut
off a large sjice of Europe Lane's ear.
Lane was in the barber chair and
Wallen was stropping his razor pre
paratory to shaving his customer when
the accident occurred.
George Sullivan, of Dunkirk, who
was adjudged insane spveral days ago,
following an attempt to commit sui
cide by taking poison, made another
attempt to kill himself by thrusting
a redhot steel poker down his throat.
Sullivan's month was badly burned
before he was overpowered by his
son. The demented man has been
placed in jail at Portland pending his
removal to the East Haven hospital.
Roll Terrell, aged SO, was killed at
Mitchell, by falling head first into a
stone crusher, while he was assitf ing
In dumping cars of stone into the ma
chine. He was ground to death. Ter
rell had served time at Jeffersonville
and Michigan City. When a youth
one of his arms was taken off by a
train. Last summer he climbed on
a fast express train and when near
Huron fell out, but1 was only slightly
There arrived in Terre Haute re
cently from New Orleans for transship
ment to New York a large case con
taining an elephant hide and it was
from T. R. Nuji, of Africa, and con
signed to G., Bartlett, an animal deal
er, of 25 Greenwich avenue, New York.
It had been sent to Bartlett at New
Orleans, where he wa formerly in
busines and was being forwarded. The
combined weight of the box and con
tents was 600 pounds. '
The school building at Greenwood
caught fire trom a furnace and a blaze
in the primary room was the first the
teachers knew of it Excitement was
caused in the town, but with rare cool
ness and self-posseslon, each teacher
dismissed her room and marched the
children out without an accident. It
is the fourth time this winter that the
building has caught fire, and school is
now closed until the building can be
repaired and made safe. The damage
to the school building is not great
Judge Frank Feely, of Muncle, is
adopting the "pledge t:ure" for habit
ual drunkards. The first to take the
"cure" was Frank DennihaW who has
been frequently arrested. Dennihan,
in the company of an officer, went to
the St. Lawrence Catholic rectory and
there on his knees before the Rev.
Father Kohl, agreed not to taste liquor
for a period of two years. ' Then Judge
r cely released him. Others are to re
ceive similar treatment In the hope of
working permanent reform In them in
stead of punishing them.
A mail box on rural route No. Z,
out of Greenville, has been robbed of
a number of letters In the last few
days, and the last time the box was
looted the thieves were caught In the
act, a pair of English sparrows being
the culprits. When the letters first
began to disappear It .was thought
some person was getting them, but
the mystery deepened when- the let
ters were found unopened In a fence
corner nearby. It was decided to
watch the box from a distance and the
owner was rewarded fdV his trouble.
He saw the sparrows fly to the box
and work their way through the open
ing with ,a letter and worked away
until thejr got it out, after which one
of the birds flew to the fence corner
with it. After they had repeated the
operation several times they were
driven away. It is believed the birds
had selected the box in which to
build a nest and for this purpose
were removing its contents.
Ernest H. Thics, a farmer living
near Rising Sun, has fenced off six
acres of ground and will raise skunks
for their fur. He has two hundred of
the animals on the place to start
Frightened by an alarm of fire
which caused $30,000 damage at
Hei.ry, Miss Clete Erne, daughter of
William Erne, was so badly shocked
that physicians were unable to save
her life. She had been ill several
James L. King, of Cypress, while
crossing the Louisville & Nashville
railroad at Lockhart's Point in his
buggy was struck by a passenger train
and will probably die from his in
juries. Mr. King is 67 years old.
The little daugtter of Sir. and Mrs.
Harry Anderson, of New Waverly,
Cass county, is ill with African fever.
The parents have bHni engaged in
mislonary work in Africa for sevefal
j-ears, and only recently returned
home. The little girl was 111 before
leaving Africa and is now in a sani
tarium in Logansport.
" Mrs. Laura Myers sold to William
Knecht, of Glenwood, a hog weighing
620 pounds at S.50 a hundred, a total
of $52.70. It was of Poland China
Fire destroyed a two-story house in
Brookville, a suburb of Washington.
Alfred Mead3, a young farmer, was
serlousW injured while fighting the'
fire, lie was on top of a ladder pour
ing water on an adjoining bouse, lost
his balance and fell twenty-five feet,
striking the frozen ground on hij
back. He will recover. The los bi
.Ire will reach $2.000. '