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THE WASHINGTON" TIMES, SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 1894.
Every article in our im
mense stock reduced.
Buy now and save
money for yourself and
416 SEVENTH ST.
How to Use the Convenient
am Economical Oil Stove.
ThcsB flret real warm days mako those
housekeepers who can do so think of entering
upon n season of light housekeeping. Tires
aro allowed to go out In tho range or stove,
and a gas, gasolire, or oil stove will take its
place, inuch to tho comfort of the whole
Some housekeepers, os soon as tho Spring
cleaidng .s out of iho way, take this season of
light cookerj to disptnsj tvith a servant, for
It is general!) found to bo Inexpedient to
teach the average "girl" how to uo these labor-saving
conveniences to any advantagr.
One would imagine they would like to get rid
of the oldvvav of making lire, cleaning up
ashes aid serving so many di-hes. and tho
huit. Hut evperiomo shows they do not like
'new-fangled" wajs that cost a littlo thought
In their management.
A family o' sis peoplo can very well supply
all Its table newts by using cither tho a bov o
stoves with Intelligence. A nest of tin toilers
live or six high is a great convenience for
potatoes and other egetablcs, as all can be
cooked at oneii on one hole of this smaller
stove, with a pudding In tho top one.
A lady who lives just outsido of the region
of gas limls n double burner oil stove jut as
couvenient as once she did a gas stove when
she lived in tho city.
Thb first thing is to place it outsldo of
drafts. It is alw.tjs filled lull everj morning,
and tun wicks rubbed off ev cul v lfore light
ing, and the stove ton iliancd or every drop
of oil irom tho outside! When that Is done
tho double-top ph,te is put on, as if sbo wants
to L i'm anjlhing tho oven Is put over, and
the tea kett.e on top of that. She bakes muf
ti! s and Lrui.s ho,is and fries potatoes all at
oc tiiio in tho mm. and by the time the
kettlo is boiled nud lOlleo made breakfast is
Sow bi-nplo as that Is. there is not one
"girl" in tv.tnty would have tho "gumption"
to gFt such a breaf.-t in that way. This
same little woman kee all I.er cooking uten
sils clean by a verj simple dev.eo which is not
patented. She nlv-.us kcoisn no tin over
the burners, which being so thin does not
I revent the htat from looking, hut does s ive
a lot of worn which otl.erv.isu would bo
necessary to keo, kittles and s sucepans clean.
These if at all crocked should bo rubbed
until tree from mut with old newspaper".
These last should bo put In the lire. Lut of
tho kit hu stove at onee, and a match ap
plied to them. Thcs nttmdcd to, an oil
a'.ovo ma bo kept; 111 Utan as any other
Wove with but very little trouble. Another
thins. Lae only the best oil or tho best
fluids IT you are obliged to use cither an oil
or gasoline stove.
Oi.ild Go to Half of Then.
Jack Mundane "We aro getting up ascne3
of dances. Miss Goodforin, and I want to
knot." if jou wont join'" Miss Goodform
"Ilut jou know I'm in half mourning. How
cnu 1" Jack Muu.l.uio "Oh, that's too bad.
But surely vou can go to half of them."
(Continued from jesterdar
Mrs. Harrington's fine eyes had never
looked moro brilliant and moro malicious
than vv hen they rented on tho palo but com
posed countenance of tho tutor, as ho quietly
tn'cred tho saloon, Railing .Freddy by tho
"Kveusj jny somewhat abrupt summons,
Mr. Cunningham," sho said, speaking very
couilcouslj, though thcro was a ring of
covi rt tr.umph in her clear tones that warned
I!alph that she meant mischief. "But a cir
cuinstanco has occurred which renders it Im
perative that I should speak collectively to
every mcmbir of this household."
llnlpli bowed, but mado no reply, though
La iouII not repress tho slightly sarcastic
smile wl Ich plajed upon his lips as ho noted
the jiifllci.il formality of her manner.
"Jlns morning, indeed not moro than an
hour ago. I found that, probably during tho
night, I had been robbed of a veryvaluablo
diamond necklace. My maid, Morris, and I
at once made a careful examination of tho
room where, as most of jouknovv. lam in tho
habit of keeping my jewels. Wo found, much
to our surprise, thnt the room had been en
tered from tho outside; the window was
securely boiled, and there were no signs what
ever oi'nny evil-minded person having af
fected an entrance in that way. I am, there
fore, forced to accept the other expla
n itlon of this extraordinary affair, namely,
that ray room was visited by somo one
from Insido. Of course it is just possible that
the thief may havo gained admittance to the
hu.tsu Irom somo other part of tho premises and
found his or her way to my apartments. You,
W-dlers, will bo better able to speak with au
thority on this point than I am. Will you tell
us If jou found any door or window open this
jco old butler, who had served his mistress
falthmlly ever sineo her arrival at the hall as
a bride, twelv o years ago, at once declared
that ho could solemnly swear that no signs of
burglary had been visible when ho went his
rounds early that morning. A look of genu
ine concern was on his honest countenance as
ho met Mrs. Harrington's eyo, and certainly
the most suspicious woman on earth would
bav i! instantly acquitted him of having had
anything to do with the disappearance of the
"Has anything else been missed? Is all tho
plate intactr" queried Mrs. Harrington.
"There Is nothing missing, ma'am. II yon
will examine the strong room"
"I nm quito ready to take your word," In
terrupted his mistress with a smilo that strove
to bo kindly.
"My daughter tells me that she also has
lust nothing." she continund.
"Mr. Cunningham, can you say the same?"
Her cold, bright gray eyes were suddenly
flashed on the tutor.
A fc JPO
u v o
Mil Emily's Idea
Girls, like flowcra and other growing things,
ore dlvidod up into distinct species, and aro
known by types. Thcro is tho pretty girl,
J who is apt to bo spoiled for anything but the
society division of tho world from the Btart
The school-girl, tho housekeeping girl, tho
clover girl, tho ambitious and the ninctconth
century girl and tho Bummer girl. I like
them all always, from tho time they appear
on the scene, red as a rose-leaf and just as
sweet, to the timo thoy enter their teens to
find their wings and then sail away Into life
as fully devoloped women.
Girls are universally interesting, and are
worth one's best thought as to rearing them.
If boys are tho hopo of a family name, girls
ore no less important as a present responsi
bility and tho future' makors of homes or
something elso in this world. Since it is no
longer tho fashion to set down or up home
making and tho rearing of a family as the
only thing a girl is likely to come to, parents
have to tako a widci outlook for them. Not
long since I told you, my beloved, to do as
much for j our boj s as j ou do for your girls,
and now I am going to say, reverse that rulo.
Do as much for jour girls as you do for our
boys to glvo them opportunity to devolop tho
gifts thoy ,woro born with ns to getting an
education. Collego doors aro open. There
fore, do not let prejudice keop jour girl out,
if sho is capable and anxious to go in.
. w .
Bccent events not necessary to detail
conclusively provo that on the sldo of morals
men and women are to bo judged alike in
tho near future. Tho education to bring that
standard about will consist in at homo so
instructing your boj-s as to respect all women,
whether of their diss or another, and jour
girls to respect themselves, and to require of
men as much as thoy givo when it comes to
exchanging hearts and hands. This should bo
one of tho duties which parents should regard
as Imperative, thej" should not leavo theso
-vital, delicate questions to tho Sunday school
teachers, tho high school instructor or to
chance. Chance never jet brought up a boy
or girl in llrst-class shapo! If nobody looked
after them, and they turned out well, it was
in spite of "Chance," and because of innate
nobility united to an ability to develop with
out outsido aid.
Tho school girl how engaging she is!
We all know her and admire her traits of
mingled innocence and expanding intel
ligence. Wo begin to seo what sho may bo
como if she koeps on growing mentally as
sho develops physically in beauty from day
to dij-. Generally parents are much moro
concernod to make their children into what
they want them to be than they are to devolop
their natural capacities. It Is worth while to '
study j our daughter's disposition and tastes,
to see what to mako of her, quite so much as
it is to find out what Bob or George or Frank
wants to be.
One cannot general succeed in making a
school teacher for Hfo at least of the girl
who has an Instinctive leaning towards house
keeping nud domestic life. Tho most of tho
girls one meets aro built on this last plan. It
is only now and then that ono's daughter pre
fers to write stories, to paint pictures or to
study medicine, or even to tako up a business
of somo sort moro than she cares for
day dreaming, building castles in the air, in
which sho and her "ideal" are to livo. sonic
This transition comes along of itself when
tho average girl gets about through her teens
and has left school to assumo the pie isures
anu privileges 01 joung laujnoou. Jiany an
anxious mother at tho beginning of this
period in her oung girl's Hie has thought
her darling about to go into "a decline," be
cause at this approach of the sentimental age
she "drooped round" and did not seem "to
tale an interest in anything." Both fathers
and mothers seem to forget how it was with
themselves at tho same age. Get out j our old
ambrotypes and seo how jou looked twenty
j ears ago. Only a few of tho moro thought
ful mothers regard this period as an oppor
tunity to be wisel- improved.
Tbiso seo that their gin's company 13 well
selected, and, without seeming to, sb-o up all
the young people of tho other sex who aro
callers, making thes they do not approve of
feel so "uncomfortable" that thej- soon leavo
tho Held to those who aro approved. They
never laugh at their duugntcr s budding sen
tlinenthtj, but try to train it so as to mako
it cmbelish her life, and not bo the causo of
her downfall, either in or out of marriage. It
is true sentiment about the common relations
of life, which lifts them un above animal in
stincts and puts beaut y and poetry into them.
1 he moro of tho right kind tho better! A
coaroo joke or injudicious Uazlng about this
time acts like a black frost, ami a girl's frank
ness and ingenuousness, even her eonlldence,
hav o been chilled bj pcop'e, wl o loved hi r
more than life, but who did not Lnow enough
to know when not to bo "smart ' at her ex
pense. It is not only unwise, it is cruel, to Hugh nt
these incipient feelings of a lino or gentle
natured child, who is oficn puzzled at her own
new emotions, llight hero the good mothers,
who have retained tho confidence of their
j ouug peoplo of both sexes, can get In many
n helpful word, and keen either from doing
ridiculous things or filling into some of the
errors of jouth and Innocence.
Man j" a girl makes a b id match because sho
has no wise friend to coufldu m at a timo when
she necd3 .1 judicious conlldent, most and is
afraid to confide in her motLcr. Tho best
confidant n girl can hav 0 is her own mother,
and anything sho cannot tell her all about Is
not the thing for a young girl to encourage
by so much ns a smilo or a look of approval.
There is a good deal being slid nbout tho
nineteenth century girl as though sho were a
new kind of being which her mother, much
less her grandmother, never dreimed of. And
"I have lost nothing," ho answered quietly.
"Then it seems that the thief was contented
with my necklace for spoil."
Hero tho servants looked nt each other with
dlsmaj ; it was clear to the meanest under
standing that Mrs. Harrington suspected that
some inmate of tho hall was tho thief. There
wits a low buzz of whispers as their mistress
censed speaking; the cook and butler
exchanged a few words, and then tho latter
"We are all agreed, ma'am, tint tho fairest
thing to overybodj would bo that our boves
suouiu no examined. io ono nas left the
house this morning. If, as I fear jou think,
tho thief is hero present"
"I think nothing of tho sort, Walters; I
havo only mentioned the case, which I cer
tainly think go to prove that tho tnief gtined
admittance to my apartment by tho doer and
not bj tho window. At any rate, I Intend to
place tho affair in tho hands of a person moro
competent to decide on tho matter than my
self. Directlj I mado tho dlscovcrj- thit that
I had been robbed I dispatched mv maid to
tho station to telegraph to Leathefhampton
for tho inspector of police, who, I expect,
will arrive in less than halfanhojr. In tho
meantlmo I desire that you will all remain in
Tho servants again exchanged glances of
consternation. Such an unprecedented occur
rence as this would furnish food for gossip in
the servants' hall for many a j ear to come.
Even tho presence of their mistress and tho
uncomfortable chill that had suddenly fallen
on tho assemblage did not silenee tho hum of
whispered talk among tho men servants and
maid servants, who waited with what pa
tienco they could command for the next act
in this traged j -comedy of tho mysterious
Tho half hour expired at last. Mr. Cun
ningham had throughout miintaincd an atti
tude of polite indifference; Gladj-s had been
studiously silent, and little Freddy, who had
only half understood tho sceno, still clung to
tho tutor's band with an expression of min
gled wonder and terror in his big brown eyes.
Mrs. Hammrton had seated hereclr In nnn f
tho deep easy chairs scattered about tho sa
loon, and made a pretense of glancing down
the columns of a newspaper. Her faeo was
palo and her lips firmly set, but tho hand
which held tho newspapershook slightly, thus
betraying tho emotions shestrovo so hard to
Tho arrival of the inspector of police was a
was a relief to every one. Mrs. Harrington
briefly explained to him whnt had occurred,
and her reasons for supposing that tho theft
of the necklaco had been been accomnlishrvi
by an inmate of the hall.
"Such a suspicion Is of coarso very painful
to me," she continued, "but under tho cir
cumstances, Mr. Inspector, though I deeply
rogret tho necessity, I think it better for tho
satisfaction of nil concerned that I should ac
cept tho offer made by my servants and re
quest you to search their boxes. You. Mr.
Cunningham," she added suddenly, address
ing norseu 10 Jtaipn, "win, just lor form's
sake, undergo the somo unpleasant ordeal."
that is a pretty nearly truo statement. So
many opportunities for education and for
careers have opened up for the girls of this
day which their grandma's, busy with soin-
1 ntng and weaving, or making of garments,
nao. no timo to evon minx nuoui, mucn less
crave. With one's own mother it was a little
different, for while domestic duties had not
changed, the manner of performing them had,
and thev had more leisure, and bv this time
women began to soek foj wider opportunities j
ana asic lor a better cuance lor an education.
The nineteenth century girl has merely come
into her inheritance.
She is as Interesting as sho Is novel, for no
change can over mako her anything but a
girl. Sho ought to be a liner and higher type
than any of tho girls who camo and went their
way before sbo was born. Happily that is
tho way of the world. Sho is Indopondent,
knows a little of a good many things, and a
good deal of somo things. Sho has been In
telligent enough to appreclato tho opportuni
ties. She ha3 been through tho high school
and graduated with honors. Sho has taught
school, 6ent herself to tho collego and univer
sity and graduated, faho has chosen a pro
fession or a business and set up for herself,
and gono into the full swing of a successful
career. Or sho has switched . off, "side
tracked" hor career for the present, and gone
Into the old business of homo making, bring
ing into that occupation tho high health
which walking and tho gymnasium havo
given hor. She will bo a better mother for
that. Sho need novcr drown if knowledge of
how to swim can savo her, even if her matri
monial ventures should provo "a failure,"
for she has a nrofosslon and can. if ncod be.
take caro of herself.
There is somo comfort in that thought to
her friends, and it gives hern dignified con-
uuence in tne future that is reiresning.
Tho nineteenth century girl Is found In so
ciety as well as among tho people. There
tho society writer heads her up as the "fin do
sleclo" gil, tho "girl of tho period," and 6ho
cuts a dash, leads a fad, or joins a club moro
orlessswelu But everywhere sho is fresh,
intorestlng.nnd moro or less taking. She Is tho
product of the evolution of tho old-fashioned
Whatever hor hand finds to do she does
with a vim. Sho is good around tho house
and gives tho dainty touches which mako
home look homo-like. Sho makes after de
signing her own dresses whenever sho wants
to either "lend a hand" or carry out her own
ideas of how to sav oononethingto spend on
another. She is nobody's fool, and she en-joj-s
Our girls of to-day aro tho best kind of
girls tho world has yet produced. But they
aro not tho last novel on tho development of
girls. Other centuries will bestow something
on this half of creation.
In a few weeks tho Summer girl will bo with
ns in all her glory, and with somo things not
to her glory, for thoro are two kinds of Sum
mer girls. Ono is bold and aggresslvo, "chic,"
loud, If not rapid; tho other just as "chic,"
but modest and self-contalnod.
When tho mocking birds sing in my trees I
know that Summer is at my doors, and when
Summer girl appears in all her radiant Spring
attire I know the excursion season is upon us.
Tho Summer girl whose pa has a big bank
account goes to tho seaside, the mountain,
and resort to air her finery and to show her
self in nil her goodness or her badness of
behavior. But there nro other radiant Sum
mer girls who stay nt homo all the season
through, and make homo cheery by their
presence, keep our streets Irom becoming
dosolatc. and contribute bv their presence to
mako the excursion season an ever-seeming
delight. Without their presence an excursion
would only be au "outing" for elderly peoplo
nnd an "airing" for the tables. Just imagine
what a hollow mockery a midnight sail on the
Totomao would bo without a Summer girl on
board! Xo picnic could "go" without them.
Sometimes sho goes along with her young
man, unattended by her mother or any chape
rone. Well, if sho is not too j oung and giddy
to be trusted alone there is no reason why she
shouldn't, ispocially if she is "engaged" and
knows how to carry herself properly. Very
j oung girls in their first teens should nevo"r
be permitted to goalonesimplj withan escort
on nn excursion. There maj presumably bo
ono wolf in overy promiscuous assembly wear
ing me guiso 01 a lamu. jtarriea Jaaies wntn
daughters of their own aro always ready and
willing to tako a littlo outing with other peo
ple's daughters added to their partv.
A mother gavo mo this sentiment for her
contribution to my study for our girls. Said
"Womotherstalkand talk and sometimes
wonder if what we aro so anxiously siyiag is
heeded, when one day our indifferent nnd
apparently dumb girl turns over a new leaf
when wo havo about given up all hopo of
making an impression, bhe just astonishes
and delights us with tho way sho comes out,
just as vvo would havo her to be. Oh, I tell
jou there is lots of comfort as well as anxiety
on being the mother of girls In their 'teen"."
If they were always just right, then our
girls would bo girls no more just tine joung
women. Am EatLv.
Tho crying of sick children Is, according to
a medical paper, of distinct valuo in reaching
a correct conclusion about their ailments.
In pneumonia and capillary bronchitis tho
cry Is moderate, peevish, and muffled, as it
tho door were shut between child and hearer.
Tho cry of croup is hoarse, brassj", and me
tallic, with a crowing inspiration. That of
cerebral disease, particularly hydrocephalus,
Is short, sharp, shrill, and solitary. Phila
ot an Artist At All.
Congressman "Yes. sir; wo want tho de
sign to bo in tho highest stylo of art; but it
must bo moral, too no studies from tho
nude, remember. Every figure must be
elothed." Artist "H'm! Hero is tho card
of a gentleman who can suit jou." Con
gressman "Eh! Is this man an artist?"
Artist "No; he's a tailor." Puck.
For an instant the tutor's self-possession
was disturbed; the color rushed to his face,
nnd ho was about to mako some protest
against the indignity when a warning glnnco
from Gladjs checked him. "Most certainly."
lie said; "when Mr. Inspector has searched
tho sorvant's rooms ho is quite at liberty to
nnsaek mine. 1 will remain here with Miss
Harrington and tho servants while tho exam
ining is in progress," ho said.
Mm. Harrington and tho inspector lelt tho
saloon, and again the hum of whispered con
versation was audible. Gladys, with a queer
smilo on her beautiful lips, sank into tho chair
her stepmother bad quitted and turnid her
attention to the newspaper which had sen cd
that lady a3 a pretext for sileneo during the
purgatorial half hour that hid followed on her
Kalpb seated himself at seme distanco from
Gladjs, and Treddy nestled at his sldo with
a look of puzzled anxiety on his childish face.
Once Gladys looked across to the tutor; tho
look said plainly: "This ordeal must bo
borne for my sake. I love you, and trust von;
cannot j ou trust me? "
Italpli smiled an afflrmatlvo, and let his
thoughts drift Into n pleasanter channel than
that of Mrs. Hamncton's enmity, her plot to
ruin him, nnd the strange upshot thereof.
An hour passed; the whispers of tbo serv
ants were hushed; their curiosity was on tip
too, for in the silence that had suddenly
fallen on tho saloon they caught tho distant
sound of tho inspector's deep bass voico and
tho rustlo of Mrs. Harrington's silk dress
descending tho stairs. Tho search was over;
what bad been tho result
In another moment the ladv and tho
inspector advanced to the table in the center
of the saloon. Mrs. Harrington's ejes flashed
full on Italph's face, nnd for tho moment the
mask of courtesy sho had hitherto worn in his
presence was lifted, and hatred, rage, and
baffled malice looked out at him from undor
her level brows.
"Havo you found yonr necklace, Mad
am?" said tho tutor.
"I havo not; the thief has probably hidden
it too well," was her biting replj
"On his or her person, perhaps," suggested
Balph ironically. "Allow me to set an exam
ple, which no doubt others will bo glad to
follow. If you, Mr. Inspector, will come up
to my room, I will gladly submit to a personal
Mrs. Harrington was shamed at last. There
was no mistaking tho significance of the tu
tor's words. He had found out tho abomi
nable plot 6ho had concocted, and he meant
her to know that he had done so.
"I cannot allow such an indignity to bo put
"Mr. Inspector, you nro witness that I havo
offered to submit to a personal search; Mrs.
narnngton declines to nvall herself of my
Tho Inspector, understanding that there
was more In the affair than met the eye,
bowed respectfully to the tutor, and then
asked Mrs. Harrington if sho desired him to
prosocuto any further inquiries.
"Certainly," she answered defiantly. "I
I Going to Use J
A CiFiz Randf?
i. This Summer? Then you want to buy
V a pood one, for tho poorer aro wortti-
fless. We don't soil them to make a
profit, but rathor that you may get
9 tho best, and havo It sot up properly
for wo do that free.
a 2-burnor Itangca, SI'S,
y S-burner Kanges, 818.
A 4-burner Konges, (22.
Wash. Gaslight Co.,
413 10th St. N. W.
Spring Suits and
How to Make Them
Among the most attractive of the Spring
suits are tho sorge dresses with skirt and
blazer. They are made to wear with shirt
waist or waist coat, and nre in every way
practical, becoming, and sensible. Tho bell
skirt, mado after tho usual pattern, may bo
entirely without trimming or finished with
braid or a fold of the matcrinl. Many of tho
skirts are without lining, others aro lined
with silk or cambric, and all of them havo
somo firm material at tho hem to givo tho
skirt tho necessary stiffness to conform to
fashion requirements. Whllo tho skirts of
somo of tho waists and blazers ore quito long,
others are very short, somo of them littlo
moro than a finger in depth. Theso are very
full around tho waist, and In some cases
there Is a double ruffle. This is somewhat
becoming to medium figures, but only tho
tall and slendor should indulge it to any great
Sleeves are even larger at the tops than
heretofore, but aro flattened down on tho
shoulders and project to a width almost equal
to the widest parts of the skirts. Turned-over
collars, very wido pointed rovers, vests, chem
isettes nnd double-breasted fronts aro char
acteristics of somo of tho best models.
A blazer that is at once conservative, stylish
and bocoming has skirt not over ten inches
below the waist lino, very full-topped sleeves,
a turned-back collar with wido lapels curving
nrouna tbo sleeves In front, and is worn with
a waistcoat buttoned closely up to tho chin.
Somo of tho scrgo suits are mado up with
molrc, satin, or bengalino. Molro sleeves are
6een in somo models, others havo mcrelj'
the collars, lapels, cuffs, and wide pocket
lids of this mntcrltl.
A much-admired suit has tho basque skirts
made of a succession of flaps resembling
Docket lids. Theso are curved so as to lit
smoothly around tho waist. Ono model has a
ten-Inch section of the serge, a safin section
about an inch smaller all around, then an
other section of the sorgo with about the
same relatively smaller size. There are two
front and two back groups of these pocket lid
skirts. Tho rovers aro double and similarly
arranged, and a satin collar turns back over
PARTICULARLY TOR WOMEN.
Wrinkles, and how to avoid them, was a
themo at a women's meeting tho other day.
There was a gmndmother there whose only
outward sign of tho position lay in dignltj-,
not in faeo lines. There wa3 also a society
woman, who had kept a smooth brow in spite
of receptions and dinners, and a "business
woman whoso skin was delightfully un
wrinkled." Tho grandmother claimed that
the ivory state of her complexion was duo to
tho simple rulo that sho nev er washed her face
In cold water.
Tho society woman said: "Bo calm, bo
calm, and evermore bo calm," but most women
wouid prefer to indulge in the luxury of a
semi-occasional emotion, even at tbo expense
of n line on their foreheads. Tho business
woman stated with business-like directness
that once every day, usually just before re
tiring, sue sat live minutes in a dark room,
her ejes closed, her hands folded in her lap,
her feet resting upon a stool, and her mind
resolutely kept from every vestige of thought.
When shu has the opportunity she indulges in
this resting process oltener.
For making capes and jackets somo of tho
first houses are using cloth, tho outer sldo of
which may be black, brown, stone color or
gray, and tho under somo bright tint, such as
fuchsia, ruby, deep ripo maize, terra cotta,
apricot, sago or moss green. This double
faced cloth is particularly well adapted to
coats and jackets suitable to Spring and Fall,
as It avoids the necessity of a lining, which
must to some extent increase tho bulk. A full
figure closely incased in n double-faced cloth
coat is seen to special ndv antagc. Tho edge
of the cloth is left raw. It Is closely woven
nnd does not fray.
Men cannot consistently deride women for
wasting so much cloth in making their
sleeves, so long as they themselves aro wear
ing tho long-tailed coats that are in fashion
The Uses of a Storeroom.
Thirty or forty j-ears ngo overy house
keeper of tho well-to-do class had a store
room, in which were kept well-polished bar
rels of different sugars, chests of tea, a bag
of coffee and other supplies in similir quanti
ties. This room was kept locked and tho
mistress served out tho supplies as they were
needed. Modern housekeepers find that this
plan, though seemingly economical, is really
extrav agnnt. A pound of coffee ground f rsh
at the storo for her order sho discovers lasts
so many dajs, and the cook becomes aware
of the same truth. So with the four-iwund
roll of butter, the 2j cents worth of eggs.
Without effort the system creates itself, and
small wastes and leakages aro dona away
hivo had a valuable article, of jewelry stolen
from me under most extraordinary circum
stances. I wish no pains or evpenso spared,
nnd I offer a reward of A100 for anj- informa
tion that shall lead to tho discovery and ap
prehension of the thief."
Tho inspector pulled out his pocketbooc
and instantly mado a note of this; then, turn
ing to Mrs. Harrington, asked whether ho had
her permission to interrogate each member of
the household in pr.vate.
"Most certainly; I givo jou carto blanchoin
tho matter," tho ladj replied. "But as the
unfortunate affair has somewhat upset my
nerves. I shall now retire to my own room. I
leavo the future conduct of tho caso tb jou
Willi the greatest confldrnce."
With this gracious speeih Mrs. Harrington
left tbo saloon and remained invisible until
dinner time. Tbo intervening hours were
spent by tho inspector in cros's-esamining tha
servants, in a minute investigation of tho
premises, and in making copious notes in re
gard to everj item of evideneo he elicited.
About 6 o'clock tho worthy official took his
departure, and every man, woman, nnd child
at Harrington Hnll breathed more freely when
relieved from thoovirwhelming majesty of
the law, individualized in that awe-inspiring
When Mrs. Harrington rung her hell to
summon tho faithful Morns to assist her at
her evening toilet that valued factotum ap
peared in tears and with nn opAi telegram in
her hand. She had just recoiv ed the ditrcss
ing information that her father, n respectable
publican, residing nt Holloway. lay danger
ously ill. Would her kind mistress allow her
to go up to London by the last train? She,
Morris, would break her henrt if "anv-thlng
happened" to her dear old father, and she,
his only daughter, wa3 not there to n:celvo his
"Of course jou may go. lam very sorry
to hoar of this troublo. When Is the next
train?" said Mrs. Harrington, sympatheti
cally. "There is one at 7, ma'am."
"Then go by thnt. You havo half an hour
to get to the station."
But who is to
dress you for dinner.
"Send Jano to me.
nil I want."
Sho will be ablo to do
With profuse thanks and teare Morris left
her mistress, packed a small tag of neces
saries, and wa3 driven off to tho station by rt
sympathizing groom, who had long cher
ished nn admiring regard for tho comely
nbigail, and was believed to entertain matri
monial intentions on her behalf.
Dinner that night was a disagreeable ordeal
aliko to Mrs. Harrington, Gladj-s, and Italph.
The first was slightly sulky and ashamed, the
socond covertly indignant, and tho third,
though outwardly self-possessed, was bitterly
aggrieved at the humiliating position in which
Mrs. Harrington's treachery hod placed him.
When dinner was over Gladys pleaded a
headache as an excuse for going straight to
her own room, and Balph strolled out into the
garden to smoke a cigar, a sedative which he
sorely needed: but he was not fated to en iov
his "weed" in peace, for he had scarcely es-
Wild, Weird Storu
I see, says a correspondent, that Mrs. Will
lams Is dead, poor Mrs. Williams, the wife of
Grant's Attorney General. Tho press dis
patches brought us only a fow lines about it
all; but I wonder whether hundreds of us hero
In Washington did not recall the wonderful,
weird careor of this wonderful, weird woman.
I remember to have heard Gen. Belknap say
that ho saw. standing In the window of a
houso In Keokuk, a beautiful girl, fair and
pink, singing beautifully; and it must have
been about that time, for she was only 15,
that sbo ran away with a man of twice her
j cars and mnrnoJ hlnS, and before she was
1G sho had a baby boy. And before long sho
was divorced from tho man, nnd one George
II. Williams, a promising young lawyer or a
judge of Iowa, secured or granted the di
vorce. Mrs. Williams (I will call her that) disap
peared somehow not long after, but turned
up again in Idaho, marriod again, and di
vorced again before long. I think sho met
Judgo Williams there; certainly they became
the most intimato kind of friends in Port
land, Oregon, soon after. Judgo Williams
had como to tho Senate, and Mrs. Williams
(for I am calling her that, you know) used
to say that sbo would marry him; and she did.
Tho judge, during his Senatorial term, used
to uve in a 1 airly pretentious ooaramg Louse
in I street, opposite Franklin park, and
there of Sunday evenings he would sing
psalms with tho lackadaisical young women
who inhabited tho placo and read Irom tho
Biblo to them.
With his advent in tho Cablnot, however, a
change came over tho spirit of his dreams.
Ho was married then, and to Mrs. Willlam3,
tho most brilliant and beautiful woman of
her time, twice dlv orco J, but possessing the
spirit and beauty which characterized her
when General Belknap heard her sing, which
played havoc, doubtless, with the hearts of
others and doubtless caused her all her
trouble. Tbo Williams house in Ithodo Island
avenue, the ono where Justice Horace Gray
used to live, which they are tearing down
now to make room for tho now St. Matthew's
Church (and hardly another house in tboso
early days stood within a dozen stones' throw)
tliis was the center of society and beauty of
tbo Grant administration. Mrs. Williams
had her enemies. They talked bitterly nbout
her. But sho held her own against them all,
moro and more sought after apparently, moro
and moro beautiful and spirited. Of all the
arms and necks of all tho ladios in Washing
ton at that time the neck and arms of Mrs.
Williams weresaid to be the most sweetly pink
and shapely; and it was said that tho wife of
tho Attorney General was the only women
whom Mrs. Grant was ever Joalou3 of.
But boforo long tho downfall began to come,
I don't know why; perhaps the gossip began
to causo It, perhaps it was the question of tho
landauiet, an innocent thing, but ono capable
of causing almost inflnito trouble, especially
If handled by tho old, virulent New York
Herald ana a united opposition press. But
Grant was faithful to his friends, faithful to
tho bitterest verge. Ho nominated Williams
for chief justice. The judge wo3 never con
firmednever mind about tho details; I
should havo to ask George Gorham about
them, any wuy. Tho spirit of Mrs. Williams
was broken. Sho secluded herself, went to
Europe and mastered French nnd German in
two years (she always mastered everj thing
and everybody), and the judge lived here for
a couplo of years, trying to sell his house.
and attending to a fairly growing law prac
tice, jjut ne went uncic to rortianu inter, ana
there built up. and still enjoys, perhaps, the
largest practice on the coast north of San
Francisco, a deserved thing, as ho is admit
tedly one of tho ablest lawyers In all that
His lifo was made unhappy and bitterer. I
suppose, than before by tho new weird life
of his imperial mistress, fcho became inter
ested in Christian Science, or tho faith cure,
or something of the sort; and for the past few
years had in the parlors of tho beautiful Wil
liams houso in Portland, a mansion much
like tho old home of the Willlumscs here in
Washington, by tho way, a class sometimes of
two or three hundred women and children
who bclievo that their teacher, the former
famed society leader of tho capital, wa3 per
forming miracles, was mending lame legs,
and restoring sight and hearing, and even
keeping death away. Judge Williams never
murmured. He submitted becauso there was
no other way. But Mrs. Williams, there was
no escape for her. Tho spirit and Imperial
activity of her very nature compelled her to
do something as notable as this or woree. So
they lived together, tho Wiillainses, filling out
broken, dcsolato lives.
Tho baby boy of tho first marriage grew to
bo a man, or to resemble a man in outward
appearance. Ho fell In vv ith a gang of thioves
onco and stole a watch, but ho came t j Wash
ington after his mother was tho wifu of the
Attornej' General I havo heard Daniels, of
tho Becord and Tension Division, tell about
it and said ho was going to bo different and
n good man. and Judge illiams secured his
appointment to a place hero. But before long
ho fell in with an actress in Baltimore and
robbed her of her diamonds it wasn't an ad
vertising dodge in tboso dajs, either and
had to llee. Doubtlcsstho poorfellow is dead
Tho woman who ha3 just fasted herself to
death in Portland was a woman of an exceed
ingly kind heart. In the first term of tho
Grant regimo thcro was a heavy defalcation
in tho Treasury. An employo was incar
cerated two years in jail. Ihowifoof tins
man went to the Attorney General's wife to
tablishod himself in his favorite nook In the
shrubberj' when ho caught sight of a white
gown through the trees, and in another mo
ment Gladys, looking palo, scared, and agi
tated, seated herself at his side.
"What has alarmed jou, darling?" he said,
flinging away his unfinished cigar and encir
cling her with his arm. Tho poor girl was
bnjathlj and palpitating, nnd her ej es were
dilated with alarm.
"Oh, Italph." sho panted, "that horrid
"Has it been found?" queried Balph,
"No; it is gono really and truly gone, this
time. When jou brought it to me this morn
ing and explained mj' stepmother's wicked
plot to dNgraco j on 1 was tempted to fling
the miserable thing Into tho liko there. But
I remembered how sho valued it; it was ono
of mj father's wedding presents to htr. nnd
Is worth two or three thousand pounds, I be
Iiovo;so I hid it away in mj" dressing case, as
I told jou I would. But just now, when I
went to look If it was safe. I found thnt it
"lou locked jour dressing case, of course.
His tho lock been tampered with?"
"I think not; but you know how careless I
am about keys nnd things. When I changed
mj- frock at luncheon time I probably lelt the
Lej-s in the pocket. At anj rate the necklace
has been taken from my dressing case by somo
one. Oh, Ralph, it seems as if my step
mother is to be punished for her cruelty to
you! Just think whnt a nicked thing to go
to her room and hido her miserable diamonds
In jour portmanteau, and then to get up that
wretched comedj- in the saloon, hoping to
disgrace you before tho servants and every
ono. because sho was determined to to part
"But, dearest, this is not a timo to ponder
Mrs. Harrington's misdeeds. Thequestion is,
Who has taken the diamonds, and how aro wo
to recover them?"
"rorhap3 mamma has taken them herself.
Sho would bo quito capablo of purloining my
"Hush. hush. Gladys; don't bo hard on her."
"lou may rorgivo her, but I never can!
cried the girl, passionately. "Just thijk what
your position would havo been had jou not
found that tassel of beads!"
"You would havo bellaved mo innocent,
"1 Oh, Balph, darling, of course I would!
I would stake my life on your honor and
truth. But think of tho cold, stealthy trench
cry of a woman who could creep into your
room and deliberately plan a thing so wicked
and so mean."
"Mj dear girl, do try to be calm. That
necklaco must bo found. Do you think any
ono could havo overheard our conversation
"It is impossible; we were sitting on this
very bench," says Gladys, looking around nt
tho shrubs growing thickly on three sides of
tho seat, which was placed In a sort of alcove
of closely cut laurels and yews. "A path lead
ing to the stables runs just at the back. Could
any ot the servants But no: I don't be
lieve any oi them capable oi theft."
A Little List of
We pick these hap-liazard from the stock. The store is
fairly teeming with hundreds of other equally good bargains.
83 All-wool Cloth Capes $103
All-wool eiom capes, s rows ot lace In-
Berime j.' in
All 1. Vi. and ta Jackets, to cloxn. .
All ti, $3, and ' Jackets, to clcso.
Go card Hooks and Eyes 2c
48cbox of Spool Silk , 25"-
4upaperof J'lns lc
10, 12, 15c Cambric 4c
15a CUrlimc Iron 8c
-'lc Kind's I'alnee Dress Shields. l.'c
15c to '.c,Toott Brushes l(fc
21c Basting Cotton, one dot lie
uc uox oi uaitrms.. ... ac
bo cnto oatrrjMi soap
43c skeins of jfilk, ono doz :
812-814 SEVENTH STREET.
secure a pardon. Jlra. Williams grow very
much Interested, and It was through her in
tercession that tho man W03 pardoned out bo
fore his time expired.
Mrs. Williams had a dressmaker sewing in
tho house once. Sbo noticed that tho woman
cried when she thought sho was not observed.
This impetuous, warm-hearted woman went
up, put her arms around her neck, and laid
hpr bead on her breast and told her to cry her
cry out, and said:
"You may tell mo what troubles you."
It was tho old Etory, worthless, drnnken
husband, unpaid rent, clamorous necessities.
The dressmaker's wants were soon all sup
plied. BLEACHED BY ELECTRICITY.
An Ingenious Method of Turning
niondcs by Wholesale.
fFrom tho Electrical Kcriew.J
. An enterprising individual, thi3 timo a dyer
of human hair, has projected the following
method; advices, however, do not stato that
he has been entirely successful. The process
is ingenious, and for this reason alone it 13
worthy of mention. Tho subject, who is gen
erally of the weaker, and, shall we add vainer
sex, seats herself in the operating choir, which
is somewhat similar to a dentist's chair, and
rests tho back of her neck on a metal plate
which is the negative terminal of a rather
strong battery, the current from which is
sufficient to exert a moderate decomposing
action on solutions of salts, containing a
bleaching agent such as chlorine.
The waving tresses are allowed to fall bock
of the choir and are dampened with a solu
tion ot what tho inventor terms bis secret. A
brush composed of metallic bristles, which
havo been gilded or platinized, and which are
electrically connected to the source or cur
rent, thu forming tho positive pole of the
battery, is slowly and steadily drawn through
the hair. A slight decomposition of the salt
held in solution takes place, the bleaching
agent is liberated: and tho coloring matter tu
the hair is lightened.
The discoverer declares that the color givon
to tho darkest hair may bo varied at pleasure
and may also be carefully regulated; farther
more, be states that the color does not re
semble that of ordinary "bleached" hair, but
Is more natural and In every way able to de
ceive the most expert h. suih matter. While
the idea is ono which is attractive from an ex
perimental standpoint, the object attained, if
his statements aro true, 13 ono which should
bo pushed into obscurity by a minimum
amount of praise.
Still another beautifying (?) effect of tho
current is obtained by this Inventor, who
seems too fertile in suen vanity promoting
Ideas. Advertises to mako ladles' lips resem
ble coral in their dazzling redness, and to
tempt the silly fluttering butterflies of fashion
into his entangling web ho bursts Into thl3
spasm of alleged poetry:
"With coral lips and teeth of pearl.
Oh, could you Andasiteeter girl?"
To glvo greater emphasis to this miasrni of
hi3 mind ho puts tho effusion between quota
tion marks. His process, to keep pace with
tho ago is, of course, an electric one, and ho
produces nn unhealthy reddening ot tbo lips
by lorcing an inflammation by means of a so
called Faradie current.
There is pretty good evidence that his
showy operating rooms are well crowdod by a
"bevy of beauties" at all times of the day,
and it is quite amusing to watch the silly
women who havo much moro money than
brains at their djposal emergo from this
gilded den feeling their fev ered lips with their
tongue nnd trying to smilo whilo "they are
pajing too ucar lor tneir wnutie."
Tho session of the House was exceedingly
dull yesterday. Tho only feature was tho an
nouncement of Mr. Hepburn, of Iowa, that
he proposed in the future to retaliate upon
tho Democrats for blocking fusion legislation
at the Friday night sessions by refusing all
requests in tbo House for tbo passage ot bills
by unanimous consent. As all tho members
hav e a greater or less number of small bills
to pass in this way, Mr. Hepburn's announce
ment caused quito a flurry. About an hour
was sicnt in tho further consideration of
tho diplomatic and consular bill, and after 2
o'clock, by special order, tho day was devoted
to eulogies on tho lato Senator Gibson, of
"I think wo shall bo forced to as'umo such
a possibility," said Balph. gravely. "Tho
llrst thing to find out Is it anyone has loft tho
ball during the afternoon or evening. I
scarcuiy think that a thief would attempt to
hide tho jewels In tho house after this morn
"No one has left, I am saro, except Morris,
"Hum! Do you know why sho left?"
"She had a telegram from home summon
ing her to her father's sick bed."
"Do you know anything of Morris' antece
dents?" "Oh, Balph, surely surely you don't sus
peet her! Why. sho has been yeara at tho
hall, and my stepmother has tho greatest
eonlldence In her."
"Didn't Mrs. Harrington say this morning
that Morris was the messenger she dispatched
to tho station to telegraph to Lcatherhnmpton
for tho inspector?"
"Then, my dear Gladys. I think we havo a
cine, but for the present we must keop our
suspicious to ourselves and wait the course of
events. Meanwhile I shall do a littlo detec
tive work on my own account,"
During tho next two or threodaysMr.
Inspector paid frequent visits to Harrington
Hall, but no further evideneo wns elicited,
and tho diamond necklaco robbery still re
mained enveloped in mystery. Balph's
nmateur detective work had, however, not
been equally barren of result. On tho morn
ing following Gladjs' discovery of the real
theft ho paid a visit to the station, and learned
from tho telegraph clerk that Mrs. Harring
ton's maid had dispatched two telegrams on
thn previous morning, ono to London, tho
other to Lcntherbampton. Italph tried hard
to get a sight of tbo telegram forms, but tho
man declared that to allow such a breach of
official discipline would bo as much as his
place wa3 worth.
On his return from the station IUIdIi con
fided to Gladys tho result of his inquiries, and
tho two conspirators decided to follow up tho
clue thus obtained, and to placo the affair in
tho hands of Mr. Jonas Lynx, a noted private
detective in London. While tho country po
lice were leisurely deliberating what steps to
tako in regard to the Harrington Hall bur
glarj, tho experienced Mr. Ljnx had discov
ered the whereabouts of Miss Julia Morris,
had satisfied himself that tho respectable Mr.
Morris, of Holloway, was a purely mythical
personago, and that tho place whem Miss
Morris wa3 living was the temporary head
quarters of a gang of light-fingered gentry
with whom sho was closely connected, her
brother being a distinguished member of the
Fraternity of tho Skeleton Keys and Crowbar.
Ho also identified that clever joung woman
as one Sarah Brown, who, fifteen years before,
had picked oakum in one of her Majesty's
jails for a term of twelve months. Throo days
later Italph was informed that Miss Brown,
alias Morris, had been arrested at Liverpool
when about to go on board the screw steamer
Hawk. The diamonds, however, were not in
her possession, the stones having probably
unset within a few hours of their appropriation
22c Jet Aigrettes 15
cul 75c Jet Hrtta .39
To' 5c Children's Sjtraw Sailors 15t
un. uumuiiuru PHan UUIS..... ....... ........ JV
3 Trimmed lints. COS
$6 Trimmed Bats..-. $3.75
12J6c Ladles' Richcllou Ribbed Vests, all
17c Ladles' Itlcbel'eu ItlbbeU Vests, neck
and armholes ran with tape 12Ko
Sic Children's Corded Caps l5o
S7c Child's EmfcroMered Uretchen Caps.... 47a
Km Ladles' Laundered Shirt i alsts, pink,
lavender, light blue, and tan 4So
11 Ladios' bhlrt Waists, all culors 73o
SHE'D RATHER BE MILLHAND.
Why a Yankee .Maiden Dislikes Going Out
to Household Service.
"I was expected to get up in time to be
downstairs at 5.00 and couldn't get through
tho dinner dishes before 7.S0 or 8 in the even
ing, and thero really was enough work lor
two good girls. Bat it was never getting
through, never feeling that I had some time
every day that I could count on, somo time
forgoing out that wouldn't bo changed for
other poople's convenience. And then I never
could feel at home In tho bedrooms given
me," quotes the Providenco JournaL
"In the good times I earned In the mill
from S7 to 58.50 a week, and I alwaj-s had a
good room, well furnished, and with my own
knlcknacks about, and I wasn't ashamed to
ask my girl friends into it, but the two rooms
I had when I tried living out I'd have felt
disgraced if any of my friends should have
seen them dirty bedclothes, ono piece ot old
carpet beside the bed or a dirty rug, no bu
reau in one place, not even a shade at the win
dow at the other, and only one chair at
either, a common, straight-backed one. I had
neither table nor stand, no cover to put on
the bureau, and only ono small towel a week
something liko a dish-wiper, and course and
thin enough to shoot straws through.
"What pride or comfort conld anj body ex
pect a girl to take in such a room as that?
Some girls, perhaps, don't mind so much, they
take their pleasure in going out, or they don t
mind changing from place to pl.-wo till they
get suited. Then in one place they talked to
me about my religion. W hatever they'd read
In tho papers about any Catholic tf hat mado
any scrt of scandal they'd come to mo with it.
What would they have thought if I, or any
body, had made them a discourso every time
a Protestant went wrong, and modo them feel,
if I didn't sav it out, that his wickedness was
the fault of fits religion?
"Oh! I know there aro nice places, where
girls feel happy and at home, and I would
rather live out if it was only to satisfy my
father and mother ct home. They've a poor
notion of mill girls and nro ashamed tho
neighbors should know I'm one. There's a
emit many things very hard to bear In mill
work, but my evenings aro my own. Satur
day afternoon and all of Sunday, and even in
the times when the factories are busiest, there
are always somo holidays. So, a3 I don't
socm to have tho courage to go to one strange
Clace after another to find tho one I like, per
aps I shall end as I began, a mill girl."
Granulated sugar is tho purest brand, con.
sequently tho cheapest. Do not use quito as
much as of other kinds, one-half inch less for
Mako boiled starch with a weak soapsuds
mado of white soap instead of with clear
water, and you wdl havo no difficulty with its
Silk which has been badly wrinkled may bo
smoothed by sponging on the right side with
weak gum-arabic water and then Ironing on
the wrong side.
Xever put your stovepipes away without
rubbing them thoroughly with linseed oil or
something similar. Tins will rrovent an accu
mulation of dust.
A crepe veil can be renovated by putting it
out for a few minutes in a drizzling rain until
well dampened. Then fold nnd put under a
mattress over night. It bo wondirfully im
proved in the morning.
A real Italian Leghorn strawmay bo cleaned
with a nailbrush and castile soipsuds. Busty
black hats may bo renovated with tho liquid
dressing or polish sold for ladies' shoes.
White or yellow nats may be bleached by
washing them in clear water and placing them
in a box with burning sulphur, tho fumes of
which uniting with tno water form tho acid
By putting handkerchiefs in warm water, a
few drops of ammonia and using castilo soap,
the are easily washed and made a beautiful,
clear white. Then do not iron, but spread tho
handkerchief out smoothly on marblo or glass,
gently pulling out or shaping the lace. Just
before it Is entirely dry fold evenly and
smoothly and place under a heavy book or
weight of some kind, and you will find youjj
handherchlefs lasting thrico oslongaMI
Granulated sugar. 4Uc. Monday another ifto
clal p'esent day. The U beat Atlantic and Pa
cific Tea Coiir-AXT, corner froventn and E.
and sent over to Amsterdam, where they were
placed in the right hands for sale. At any
rate, Mrs. Harrington's diamond necklacH
ceased to exist, and that amiable lady thus
paid dearly enough for her treachery.
But tho consequences of her malicious deed
did not end with tho loss of tho jewels. Not
only was sho compelled to aDpear in court
and givo evideneo against her former maid,
but sho suffered untold agonies of mind lest
Morris should divulge the fact that tho dia
monds had been stolen not from Mrs. but
from Miss Harrington's dressing case, and
that further revelations might bo made. Mor
ris, however, perhaps in the hope of using her
knowledge for the purpose of extorting black
mail from her late mistress when her term oi
penal scrvitudo was over, discreetly held her
tongue: and therefore only 3Ir. Lynx, Gladys
and Balph knew tho whole story of tho Har
rington Hall burglary.
Many of iho dotails conld only bo surmised,
but it seemed probnblo that Morris, In passing
through tho shrubbery on her way to tho
stables, had overheard the conversation be
tween the lovers, and perceiving that, even It
sho were found out, how unlikely it wa3 her
mistress would venture to prosecute her for
tho theft, had conceived tho daring idea of
abstracting the necklace from Miss Harring
ton's dressing ciso.
Yet another retribution was in storo for the
unhappy Mrs. Harrington. Gladys suddenly
assumed a violently bcllicoso nttitndo toward
her stepmother, and threatened to tell tbo
truo story of the robbery to her guardian,
Lord Boscford, a gentleman who wns uni
versally respected In the county for his almost
fastidious ideas of honor.
"l'oii havo shown no mercy to me; I will
show none to you. Give your formal consent
to my marriage with Balph and I promise to
koep jour wicked secret. II you refuse I will
go straight to Lord I'oseford and beg him to
find somo ether homo for me than Harring
"You undutlful child, how dare you speak
to me so!" moaned Mrs. Harrington, quailing
before tho Hashing ojes of her step-daughter.
"It is jour own fault. If you had not tried
to rata tho man I love I would havo waited
threo years for him. Now, I mean to marry
him in three weeks."
What could tho unhappy woman do?
Gladys was thoroughly roused; sho was quite
capablo ot making an esclandre that would be
tho talk of Grass-shire for years.
In tbo end Mrs. Harrington did what most
women in her position would have done
gavo in; and Gladys kept her word. Three
weeks later tho iollowing advertisement ap
peared In the first column of tho Times: "On
tho 17th of July, at Harrington. Balph Cun
ningham, M. A., Into Tellow of St- John's
College, Oxon., to Gladys, only daughter of
tho lato Giles Harrington, ot Harrington
And Mrs. Lamprey said to Mrs. Smalman:
"What a dreadful mesalliance; but I always
knew what would bo tho result of Mrs. Har
rington's imprudence in throwing that Mr.
Cunningham with poor, dear, headstrong
Gladys!" Chambers' Journal.
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