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RISE ABOVE IT.
Wbat·oevet ill befall
Learn to rise above it all;
Join your comrades in the strife.
Though the shaft of sorrow's dart
Rankles in your bleeding heart
Side our grief, and do your part,
This is life.
Why become a slave of chance?
Why be crushed by circumstance?
Rise above it, and advance
Over all adversity.
You're a king, and can create
For yourself your own estate;
You are master of your fate;
You are free.
THE UNDECEIVED LOVER I
By Helen Forrest Graves.
AM tired of this delay, Marion
I want the matter settled def
initely, and at once!"
"You are very unreasonable,
hunt,". said Miss Delancy, shrugging
her shoulders petulantly. "Things of
this sort can't be hurried up in a mo
"A moment"' echoed Mrs. Gardener.
"Why, it's full three months since
Grey Pelham commenced visiting
"Set your heart at rest, aunt," said
Marion, with a glance of trium h
shooting from beneath her drooping,
blue-veined eyelids. "If ever man was
desperately in love, he is-the time of
his bachelor freedom grows short."
"But, how short?"
'"Will you be satisfied if he proposes
in a week?"
"Yes-but he will not."
"Leave him to me," said the tall
beauty, imperiously. "I am as im
patient as you are-but I know very
well that it will not do to show it."
"It is shockingly expensive," said
Mrs. Gardener, plaintively. "When I
took the furnished house for six
months, I supposed you would be off
my hands long before this-and the
servants' bills, and the account for the
coupe, with the driver in white gloves,
"Spare me the reiteration of house
hold annoyances, aunt," said Marion,
impatiently. "You are supposed to be
a wealthy dowager. I, your heiress
niece. What sort of society do you
think ife could have commanded, if
people had known our real status?"
"Well. I suppose you are right,"
said Mrs. Gardener, disconsolately,
"but dear me, Marion, if this last
chance should fal----"
"It will not fall, aunt. Don't I tell
you to set your heart at rest?'a.
Thus ended the colloquy between
hunt and niece, and Mrs. Gardener left
the room to attend the summons of
Marion rose slowly, walked, with the
step of a princess, to the full-length
mirror, framed in a network of gilt
passion-vine leaves, and looked into
What a lovely picture smiled back
upon her, flushed with the soft wine
light of sunset. A tall, flexible figure,
full of unstudied grace; a small head,
royally set upon the slender, snowy
throat, and crowned with braids of
silken black hair, coiled round and
round in glossy profuslor. Her com
plexion was rather dark, but fine
grained as satin, with a delicate crim
son glow on either cheek, and lips full
and scarlet as newly-ripened cherries,
while her lovely black eyes, large and
'oft as velvet, gave a tender expres
geion to the whole counteance.
"Yes," murmured Marion Delancy,
half aloud, "I have beauty-Grey Pel
ham has rank and wealth. Are we not
evenly balanced? What right has he
to ask for more?"
The thoughts were yet flitting
through her brain, when a servant en
tered, with a sealed missive in her
"A telegram, miss, just arrived!"
Marion caught it from the servant's
hand and tore it open.
"Miss Delancy," it read, "your fath
er is much worse and more trouble
some to-day, and I cannot continue to
take charge of him unless arrears are
paid up at once. If I do not see you
soon I shall bring him up to New York
and return him to your care.
Marion fiushed scarlet, and bit her
lip until the small white pearls at
her teeth gleamed vindictively.
"What a bother!" she muttered to
herself, "but it is just like that spite
ful old Darby to carry her senseless
threats into execution. I must get ten
dollars from Aunt Gardener to stop
her mouth with and the sooner the bet
ter. Perhaps I had best take the even
ing express down to Berksdale at
She glanced at her tiny Geneva
"Yes, I have time, but I ought not
to waste it now, of all times in the
vorld! One night's delay may cast
some chill across the glow of Grey
Pelham's love, but there is no alterna
tive left me."
And the evening express carried Miss
IDelancy down to the obscure little vil
lage where her poor, crazed old father
was farmed out, at the least possible
rates of compensation, to a hard-faced
widow with a heart like adamant and
,ympathles dreld down to the merest
Meanwhile Grey Pelham, Esquire,
In his elegant bachelor sanctum, was
preparing himself elaborately for an
evening call on his fair goddess. It
was a room whose adornment and dee
,oration bespoke not only wealth with
out stint or limit, but refined taste
and highly cultured appreciation. Ex
quisite little bronse groups glimmered
on carved brackets, atatuettee of la
baster leaned from backgrounds of
ruby velvet paintings that an amateur
would have valued at their weight in
gold, opened the glow of Neapolitan
skies and misty 8wiss valleys to the
eye, and cabinets of rare casmeos and
antique coins filled the recessea
But the student and philosopher
were now merged in the enthauslastic
lover. Grey Pelham had lost his heart
to the mystle sparkles of Marion De
lancy's marvelous velvet-black eyes,
and "Lovs was now the lord of ali"
according d the orthodox burden of
song and story.
He was a haseme, vell-bullt man
of about thlMrty, with hrwa balr, derp
hael eyes tfa . prave bakrbe
Ihet. and Zaumb!m5a w ta st auLs.
All of this is ancient lore,
Often has been said before,
But I'd tell it o'er and o'er,
Sing it to the heart of youth,
Howsoever long 'tis told;
'Tis a lesson never old,
For it bears a thread of gold
It is truth.
Rise above the petty things
That would bind your spirit waigs;
Hear the inner voice that sings
Songs of beauty all the while.
Drive the demon of despair
From you heart; and, free and fair,
Meet the broods of grief and care
With a smile. .
ly regular, were sufficiently well mod
eled, and possessed the rare merit of
The last sunset rays were just touch
ing the stone cornices of the elegant
mansion that Mrs. Gardener called
"her ancestral inheritance" (not deem
ing it worth while to mention the
trifling fact that it was rented from a
Jewish stock broker at a thousand dol
lars a month), when Mr. Pelham rang
"Out of town?" he repeated, after
the servant, "how unfortunate! Where
has she gone, and when did she go?"
Now Margery, being a new servant,
had not yet learned the crooked ways
and wiles of the Gardener household,
and unwittingly answered the truth.
"She's gone to Berksdale, sir, and
mayb she'll be obliged to stay two or
thr ays, I heard her tell the missus.
It's at Mrs. Darby's, sir, where-"
Mr. Pelham knew that another train
left within the next hour or so-the
last train that night, and he resolved
to follow his bright beacon star forth
with. Poor fellow! he had reached
that desperate stage in love in which
all spots where the beloved one is not
are howling wildernesses.
He slipped a bank-bill into Margery's
not unwilling fingers, and hurried
down the street.
"I will seek her out and let her
sweet lips decide my fate at once," he
thought. "Marion! how appropriate
is the sweet Scottish name to her pure
and gentle womanliness! All the
Marions in poetry and romance are
models of grace and gentleness, and
she is no exception.
(You see that Mr. Grey Pelham was
very much in love.)
Berksdale was soon reached by the
iron feet of steam, but rapid as the
progress was it failed to keep pace
with the young man's fevered im
It was eight o'clock with a full moon
shining upon the fresh spring foliage,
when, after having been duly directed
to Mrs. Darby's, he set forth on his
walk to the secluded village nook.
"Darby-Mrs. Darby-she do be the
one who keeps the old, crazy gentle
man, an' a rare un' she is to thump
him round! Oh, yes, sir! Hain't more
than a mile beyant the big church-a
red house, with a big poplar tree in
Thus instructed with regard to the
locality Grey Pelham felt that he could
not well be wrong.
The red house with a big poplar
tree in front presented no very in
viting aspect as he strode up to the
wide-open door. The blinds hung on
one hinge, creaking dolefully in the
breeze; the gate was tied up with loops
of rusty rope, where nails should have
been, and broken crockery, invalid tin
ware, and l-eaps of oyster shells
adorned the door-yard in lieu of velvet
grass and borders of flowers.
Grey Pelham wondered a little as
to what business could possibly bring
Marion Delancy to such a spot as
this, knocked at the open door, but no
one responded to his summons.
He knocked again, and yet a third
time, with no better success, and final
ly walked boldly into a little sitting
room, whose yawning portals seemed
to invite entrance. A single oil lamp
burned on the table, by whose sickly
light he could but just find his way
to a chair.
"I suppose I may as well sit down
here and wait until some one comes,"
he Said, resignedly, to himself.
As he did so he became aware of
voices in the adjoining apartment,
raised high in altercation, and of a
name spoken in shrill tones-a name
dear and precious in his ears.
"I tell you, Miss Delancy, 'taint
enough! Two dollars a week won't
pay his board, let alone the clothes and
And Marion's accent, silverly sweet,
answered in low, measured tones:
"Two dollars a week is a great deal
of money for an old man who can
chop wood, and dig garden, and help
you so much about the house."
"But he won't help, Misse Delancy
he just sits and mopes the whole time.
The doctor says he ought to have
"Oh, nonsense! I can't afford to buy
him wine! That's all an absurd no
"Well, he is your own father, Miss
Delancy; fix it any way you please,
and It ain't hardly decent to let him
"You are too extravagant in your
ideas, Mrs. Darby. What can an old
man lIke that want of new clothes and
dainty fare? I tell you I can't afford
to pay you more than two dollars a
week; my expenses in New York are
"Then you may as well send him to
the poorhouse at once. Miss ")elancy;
I won't undertake to keep him short pf
three dollars at the very least."
"I don't like to do that," Marilon an
swered, healtatingly, as it the idea
commended itself to her as not im
practicable in some respects. "People
"They'll talk Just the same It yeou let
him starve to death here, and a good
"It's a great nuisance." said Maron,
lmpatiently. "Well, I Iuppoee I will
have to pay you two dollars and a
The other woman grumblingly as
seated, but added:
"Don't yoe want to see Dm? He's
telke a deal lately about his pretty
Us. html Oh, a et for the wt idh
-it always racks my nerves. You
needn't tell him I've been here!"
"Well!" ejaculated the other, "If you
alr't the coolest one, Miss Delancy! I
don't set up to be the most devoted
daughter in existence, but if my father
was like your'n, I'd want to see him
once in a while."
"What would be the use? Here is
the quarter's money in advance, and If
he gets violent or troublesome again,
just lock him up on bread and water!
Now show me to my room, please, for
I've got to get back in the early train
to-morrow morning, before my de
voted cavalier misses me!"
"Then It's true that you're going to
marry a rich man, down in New York,
Miss Delancy? Squire Frothlngham
said you was, but, la! there's heaps o'
reports that ain't no more foundation
than a whiff of smoke."
Miss Delancy laughed triumphantly.
"You will see, three months from
now, Mrs. Darby. That's right; get
the candle, for there Is nothing that
spoils my complexion like want of
Grey Pelham had sat as motionless
during this conversation as if he had
been turned to stone! Honorable gen
tleman that he was, he would have
scorned the idea of eavesdropping, but
he had been spellbound-thunderstruck.
Was this cold-hearted, cruel worldling,
whose every natural affection seemed
frozen in her veins, the Marion whom
he had worshiped with such blind, un
questioning idolatry? Was it possible
that he had been deceived all these
Like the downfall of some superb ed
iflce, undermined at once and entirely,
his dream of love crashed to earth! He
buried his face in his hands with a
low, bitter groan, given to the memory
of the Marion whom he now knew had
never existed, save in his own imagi
Then he rose and went out in the
cool, clear moonlight, staggering like
one just risen from a bed of mortal
sickness. He was thankful now that
he had encountered no one-that he
was free to depart without question or
Disenchanted-undeceived! The blow
had been a cruel one, but Grey Pelham
recognized the kindness of the Hand
that had struck it, and returned to
New York resolved to bear it with
what equanimity he could.
Miss Delancy waited, but waited in
vain for Mr. Pelham's anticipated call,
and finally at the end of three days
dispatched a little pink note, perfumed
with ottar of roses, to ask the reason
of his unwonted absence.
The servant brought back the note
"Please, miss, he sailed for Havana
A month subsequently the exasper
ated creditors of Mrs. Piercy Gardener
met in the elegantly furnished house,
just in time to deplore their own dila
toriness, for that smiling matron had
decamped, leaving an array of debts
behind her that might have awed the
Secretary of the Tieasury.
And that was the disastrous end of
Marion Delancy's matrimonial cam
paign!-New York Weekly.
WHERE COLORS COME FROM.
Africa Has a Bird Whose Plumage Will
"The man who devotes his llfe to the
study of color in all its remarkable
phases occasionally comes across some
queer facts," recently said the senior
partner of a well-known firm of artists'
colormen. "The printing of a news
paper color supplement sets thousands
of unsuspected toilers in motion. The
natural earth of Sienna and Umbria, in
Italy, produces the raw colors, and 'he
same material fused the familiar
'burnt sienna' and 'burnt umbq.' 'Tur
key red' comes from the Ind'an mad
der plant; 'carmine' and the 'lakes' are
squeezed cochineal. 'Sepia' is, of
course, taken from the cuttle fish.
'Gamboge' is the yellow sap of a Sirlam
ese tree; 'ultramarine' is, or should lie,
made from the priceless lapis lazuli:
while 'Prussian blue,' which was
stumbled upon by accident, is the
burnt product of horses' hoofs and im
pure potassium carbonate. 'India nk'
is made In China; 'blue black' is the
charcoal of the vine stalk, and 't,istre'
Is made from ordinary wood ashe.-. Ads
you are probably aware, the distin
guishlng feature of India ink is !lt
refusal to 'run' when subsquoltly
covered with tinted washes. It i:
what the drapers call a "fast' color, D.;M
for this reason is exclusively empiclycd
by engineers, draughtsmen and e'hLrs.
Most persons imagine that all natural
colors, such as those of birds' plumase.
are 'fast.' This is erroneous. The
well-known African touraco (plantain
eater) is a case in point. If this bird
is caught In a shower of rain the bril
lant crimson found in his plumage
will 'run,' leaving the erstwhile crim
son feathers a species of dirty white,
notwithstanding that his green feath
ers will remain perfectly 'fast.' In
quiry into this curious 'running' trait
reveals a marvellous provision of na
tuai9 A caretful analysis of the crim
son feathers shows that the brilliant
coloring is due to the presence of a
large quantity of copper."-Flbre and
A Story of Senator Vest.
Senator Vest is older than his years,
in fact as well as in appearance. He
is ill anhl despondent, and refuses to
take a cheerful view of life. Never
theless his mind is one of the brightest
in the 8enate. One day he sank into
his chair saying to his neighbor, "I am
an old man, and I'll never get over
this." "Come, qome, Vest, brace up,"
replied his neighbor; "brace up and
you'll be all right. Look at Morrill
over there; he's nearly ninety and Is
as spry as a man of forty." "Morrill!
Morrill!" said Vest. "He's set for
eternity. Theyll have to shoot him on
the day of judgment" - Harper's
AbJeala to ave a Rallway.
Englsh capitalists have secured the
only railway concession in Abyssina.
In eonJunctionl with the New Africa
Company and the Oceans Compliy
the New Egyptian Company has e
cured al the rights in a railway to
Menelek's capital. Some portion of
this line has already been conatrnct1d
from Dilbouti nland, and it is now
proposed to bulld a braneh line to Be
hbers in British territory. Merchandise
wil be carried over the line in one dt
ee etkm, an the trults of mining gad
other imd trles i Abyrela wnll be
amet down to the emast--Tmden .
Profit In Well-Bred Steers.
Several steers have weighed over a
ton each at three years old at the fat
stock shows. They are evidence of
what can be done by using the best of
breeds and feeds. Farmers who can
raise steers to come within two-thirds
of such weight can make large profits.
Hand Sprayers for Whitewashlsg.
The ordinary hand sprayers are now
no cheap, and also so efficient as to per
mit of the saving of labor in white
washing. By using a somewhat thin
mixture of lime and water it can be
sprayed on buildings, trees and vines,
the work being easy and rapid com
pared with applying with a brush by
hand. Give two or three sprayings if
Diet of the Draft Horse,
The draft horse, according to the best
authorities, should have two pounds of
food daily for each 100 pounds of
weight A 1600-pound animal, for in
stance, should be given 32 pounds of
food. Of this, 10 to 18 pounds should
be grain, the amount depending upon
the severity of the labor. For light
work, oats with a little corn are excel
lent, but with an increase of work the
amount of corn should increase, as this
carbonaceous food supplies heat and
force. Of late years cracked grain and
hay run through a feed cutter is a
favorite feed. This can be mixed and
fed in the grain box. It is also the
opinion of the best farmers that the
noon feed should be light.
Good Fr .'.or the Beas.
Oats and whet. bran with green food
in the shape of cabbages or roots are
good feed for the hens, especially if the
grain has been well scalded, but they
are not nuitritious enough to form the
entire diet for hens that are laying
eggs. In fact, they cannot keep them
selves in good condition upon such a
ration, and certainly will have no sur
plus to furnish the rich material from
which the egg is made. There should
be corn or corn meal, wheat and meat
in some form to supply nutritive ele
ments. To be too lean to lay eggs
destroys profit more surely than to be
too fat, as they might be if the corn
and meat were given without the
lighter grains. In the latter case there
might be hopes of their working some
of the fat off by exercise, or consuming
it in furnishing heat for their systems
in cold weather. The skilful poultry
keeper is he who can so combine all
these foods as to supply the wants and
wastes of the body, and also that which
is needed for egg production in winter.
Discourage Burning Stubble.
Forty years ago my father quoted an
old saying: "Fire is a good servant,
but a hard master." Although this
must be regarded as a truism, it must
also be admitted that fire is sometimes
a very unprofitable servant. We have
read of the man, who, fearingburglars,
hid his banknotes in the parlor stove,
which his innocent wife sent up in
smoke. The ashes were of small value.
This follows the same line with the
farmer who applies the match to a
field of stubble or grass, instead of
turning it under. To the average plow
man, especially if he is young, or new
at the business, the temptation to do so
is strong, for he knows that on the
clean ground the plow will do much
better work. And later the cultivator
will be fouled with the decaying vege
tation. These considerations do not
weigh much alongside the benefits ac
cruing to the growing crop from the
valuable humus in the soil.
Every practical farmer should en
deavor to plow under as much rough
age as possible; not only does it add to
the fertility of the field, but makes the
soil porous and mellow and also con
serves the moisture in time of drouth.
It may be urged that a great many
weed seeds are destroyed by burning
over the field, but this should not be
taken into account In a crop like corn
or potatoes, when hard work is mostly
dispensed with, the probability is that
the ground is already full of foul seeds.
-George F. Homan. in American Ag
Keeplng Olnion Sets Over Winter,
Keep them dry and cool. Therein is
the whole unpatented secret for success
in keeping onion sets over winter and
bringing through in good condition for
spring planting. Unfavorable seasons
will sometimes affect the color of them
and not give that good ripening which
makes the hardest quality of bulb
which insures with proper carethebest
wintering. Again, an unwise hand
ling of them after they are ripened,
such as putting them temporarily into
barrels or boxes, will cause heat to be
developed and the sprouting which al
ways follows. Onions once sprouted
are of but little value with the best of
after care; the bulb is absorbed by the
sprout, withers up and is worthless. I
keep my sets on the platform of a build
ing erected for a squash house, where
I can command to a degree an even
and low temperature. They are spread
on an open-work platform at a delth
of not over three inches, thus getting
as much air to them as possible. The
aim is to keep them at a temperature
but little above freezing, as far as it
can be done without injuring the
squashes kept on adjoining platforms.
The sets are carefully stirred occasion
ally. The building itself is double
plastered and has double windows all
around. The sets are kept on the plat
forms nearest the floor. When plant
ing time comes the sets are passed
through sieves of different fineness, to
grade and separate out any waste. If
there is any degree ofsprouting,which
is-not apt to be the case if they were
stored in good condition. there will
have to be some hand picking or win
nowing.-An Old Seedsman, in Orange
Famey ,reediag of 9teek.
Few farmers fnd the time or Inellna
tion to attempt fancy breeding of
stock, and many consider it too expen
sive and rAbher out of their line. Ngver
theless there are practical farmers who
have found this industry profitable in
ounnection with their ordinary farm
work sad cattle feeding. There isL, of
course, a good deal In fancy breeding
of stock that none but an expert can
master, but on the other hand a prac
tical, common sense owner of stock
can accomplish results in this direction
which will, to say the least, give great
satisfaction and ultimately prove
profitable to him. Fancy stock will al
ways prove of value in improving the
condition of the herd which may be
raised merely for market purposes.
This should not be lost sight of. It
will in many ways pay for all the out
lay of time and money.
There is always a certain amount of
valuable experience obtained in rais
ing fancy stock of cattle, and one re
ceives from it a good deal of pleasure
as well as practical experience. There
is nothing like making an effort to
raise the best in the market to stimu
late one's ambitions and love for a
calling. By securing one or two fancy
animals whose standard of perfection
is unquestioned one has something to
look forward to that will give him a
new zest in life. There is a constant
and increasing demand for fine, full
blooded stock, and a market can easily
be found for all that the farmer or
breeder can raise. One should not be
deterred from trying his hand at fancy
breeding because of the difficulties that
must of necessity come in his way.
There are many things to learn in
breeding pure blooded stock which will
prove of great practical value in hand
ling the ordinary herd. A good breeder
of fancy stock invariably makes a suc
cessful breeder of ordinary grades.
The reason is very simple. He has be
come accustomed to methods of care
fulness in feeding, selection and breed
ing which he naturally applies to the
common stock. He is constantly look
ing forward to further improvement in
the animals, and as a result the herd
does well. It is this looking forward
to better things, the striving to make
the next generation superior to the
present, that makes success in stock
breeding of any kind, and any work
that will tend to improve a breeder's
methods should be encouraged. There
fore, a little experimental work in
tancy breeding, carried on in addition
to the regular farming as a sort of side
issue, must prove of great benefit and
value to the farmer or stockman.
James Ridgeway, in American Culti
Spot Disease of the Violet.
The annual sales of violets through
out the United States is estimated at
not less than $1,000,000, says a bulletin
that is being prepared by the agricul
tural department One of the most
widespread and destructive maladies
known to attack the violet is the spot
disease. This disease has been dis
cussed in the florists' journals under a
variety of names, but is commonly
known as the "violet disease," growers
not generally recognizing the fact that
there is more than one malady attack
ing the violet.
Owing to the ravages of this disease
the cultivation of the violet has been
abandoned in many sections of the
country, and in others it has become
necessary to adopt new methods of
handling the plants during the growing
In view of the general interest in
violet culture and the Importance of
the knowledge of a means of prevent
ing the disease, a bulletin has been
prepared by Mr. P. H. Dorsett of the
division of vegetable physiology and
pathology of the United States depart
ment of agriculture, and will soon be
issued as Bulletin No. 23 of that dlvi
tion, entitled "Spot Disease of the Vio
The bulletin says the disease attacks
the plants at any stage of their growth,
from the small unrooted cutting in the
cutting bed to the mature plant in full
flower. Plants making a vigorous,
rapid, but soft or gucculent growth are
most subject to the disease. Its first
appearance is characterized by small,
definite, usually circular, greenish or
yellowish white spots, resembling the
bite or sting of an insect. They vary
in size from dots scarcely perceptible
to the unaided eye to spots a thirty
second of an inch or more in diameter.
The point of infection is surrounded by
a narrow ring of discolored tissue. us
ually black or very dark brown, but
changes to a lighter shade as the spots
grow older. As the spot develope,
the central portion remains unchanged
in appearance, while the tissues imme
diately surrounding it, either to one
side or more frequently in a circle, be
come diseased by the ramifying growth
of the mycellum of the fungus through
this portion of the leaf.
Various opinions have been expressed
as to the cause of the disease, and
suggestions as to the possiblecourseof
treatment are numerous. Weakness of
the plants, improper soil conditions,
growing them in the open fields where
they are exposed to the direct rays of
the summer sun, and lack of 'attention
to properly heating, ventilating and
fumigating the houses, are among the
It is believed there is at present no
effective remedy for the disease when
it has gained a foothold. The principal
fungicides in common use for the pre
vention and check of plant diseases
have frequently been tried for this
trouble, but with varying resultst
New England Farmer.
aby'ls Costly Breakfat.
Charles Schnackle, living at 1610
Darrow avenue, Evanston, is out $10
as a result. of the voracious appetite
of his 2-year-old son Frank
Schnackle laid two $5 bills on the
bed yesterday morning while he was
dressing for his work. The boy was
in the room at the time, apparently
playing about the floor. When Schnac
kle finished dressing he turned to the
bed to put the money in his pocket.
It was not there. He looked every
where, and was about to give up the
search when he saw the ragged edge
of one of the bills protruding from the
chubby hands of the baby. The latter
had swallowed nearly two-thirds of it,
and was in the act of disposing of the
remainder when discovered. The oth
er bill was nowhere to lie found.-Ch
cago Inter Ocean
As Ussslisstery IeasemtrstSei.
She-Why, Mr. Walker. yeo ae
sakini wet. •
He-Yes; Miss Amatmoor has been
showing me how well lshe a row,
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Priaess skirts Coming Ia. n
One of the season's novelties will b
be the princess skirt, which is just B
being brought out by the leading a
shops and dressmakers. How trying it
this design is most women know to e
their sorrow, and there will not be l1
much rejoicing at the return of the p
princess. Nevertheless, it is here, and Z
a number of spring frocks are made a
up in this design. When the gown is
all of one shade or material and is
for house or evening wear, the prin
cess is a pretty, graceful design, but
for the street or a separate skirt, it
is neither graceful nor effective.
To Preserve One's Beauty.
Keep erect, keep cooL keep absolute
ty clean, take plenty of exercise in the .
open air, breathe with your mouth
shut, live on simple food, keep regular e
hours for work, rest, recreation and t
meals, and you will keep well and
preserve the beauty of both face and
A beautiful face is not necessarily
one with perfect features, but it must
be bright and animated wfth i clear c
and healthy complexion. Health is 1
the first requirement; without good
health, a clear complexion and bright I
eyes are impossible, and beauty with
out these, though the features be
classical in outline, is worthless. In
many instances facial beauty and 1
beauty of form are within one's own
grasp, but can be possessed only by
those willing to work for them.
The daily bath, the daily walk, the
daily morning gymnastic or calis
thenic exercises before one is dressed.
the wearing of sanitary clothing-no
tight corsets, tight shoes or any other
wearing apparel that binds and pre
vents free circulation of the blood-
no long skirts to be worn in the street
with velveteen or brush edge bindings i
that pick up the filth of the gutter and I
carry it into the home to contaminate
Its atmosphere-deep, regular breath
ing with the mouth closed, the shoul
ders well back, the chest well forward
and the head erect-all these make
for health and beauty of face and
On a poor figure the prettiest and I
most expensive clothes do not show 1
to advantage, but on a well poised
figure the quality of the material is 1
almost nothing provided the cut of t
the garment is all that can be desired.
A well-hung skirt, shoes that give the 1
figure the right balance, hair neatly
arranged, a well-fitting bodice and a
soft and becoming collar the most
modest income can provide, and af
fluence can do no more.-American I
Women and Bustnoes
Having had slight acquaintance
with business forms, and almost en
tire immunity from the fierceness of
business competitions, women may be
pardoned if they make mistakes
through inexperience. If some de
ceased husbands could return from
the grave and behold the success with
which their widows manage the es
tate left them, the facility with which
they acquire knowledge and the ex- :
cellent common sense developed by
responsibility, it would be a revela
tion to them. So long as women are 4
treated like incapables, they will jus- I
tify the view of the case which lim
its them to incapacity. But it is hard 1
to convince living husbands of this.
One thing every womin may do,
whether she administer a large estate I
or carry on the small affairs of her :
home-she may resolve in no clrcum
stances to sign a paper which she has
not read and the import of which she
does not fully understand. To her
self and her children she owes this
care. By asking questions and paying
attention, most women may learn
enough about the ordinary processes 1
of business to acquit themselves cred
Itably at need. A woman who has
large interests should seek good coon
sellors, preferring a trustworthy legal
adviser to a well-meaning ly ae
quaintance, whose opinion may not 1
be a safe guide in the disposition of'
funds. It would seem incredible, if
it were not mournfully true, that
women sometimes risk what was I
meant to be a suffident provision for a
life on securities that turn out to be a
worthless, when recourse to an hon- 1
orable attorney would save them from I
such periL Many women are study
ing law under competent instructors,
not with the slightest anticipation of
ever practicing it, but merely that
they may know their rights and priv
Ileges and have some practical ae.
qualintance with the elementary prin
ciples of law and with the statutes
of the State in which they relside.
Margaret E. Sangster, in Colller's
Qmar Weoddlng Ostom s,
Girls who send out wedding lnvl
tations to five hundred friends, and
who have a small fortune expended
on the florist, the engraver, the cater
er,. the bridesmaids and the ushers,
to say nothing of the payment to the
fashionable omelating elergyman,
these girls have one kind of weddlnl.
The girl who slips off after the day
has done, meets her intended and
rides on a street car uas near to the
Little Church Around the Corner as
the car will take her, joina hands with
her partuer in the study of the as
sistant rector, with the house servants
as witnesses, and with never a pres
ent or a congratulation, the girl has
another kind of wedding.
But the girl who lives In Trivam
drum, under the dictatorship af the
Maharajah of Tranvancore, has.yet a
different and distinct experience. Sir
Rama Varma was a notability. sot
only was he entitled to the smil of
the letters UO. C. 8. L." but be wes
also knows far and wide ·s the Ma-h
araIsh. He has passed on to tbhe NWt
, vans of all good Brahbmians, but be
tribe increases The four grad
Sdaughters of Sir Ramas have been ea
I vied of the rest of Travancore. Be
foe tbhy were married thei serrviess
. of the most expert astrolers a the
land were caed In to foreest the daby
most aspeiious for the aremanies
The date beag greed pe, the
Igrandmother of the girls set about
the eleetio of fo a eiilesb . When
Sueh a quartet had bees pteeL from
.thbe bas swells, the astreogrs were
agai emaBd spe, thls timse e up
m'ovew dlma7"ao the chalne. (ham
was a great consulting of noraecopea
and the wise men gave their consent
Finally, the State erected a gor
geous pavilion, and in this the four
couples were married, the actual cere
mony consisting in the tying of a
necklace around the neck of the bride
by the groom, in the presence of the
Brahmin priest and relatives, alter
which there was a four days' celebra
tion and procession of the newly mat
ed-a procession aided as to spectacu
lar effect by the presence of an ele
phant guard and white clad Nair girls.
The ages of the brides on this occa
sion ranged from als to ten years.-,
New York Herald.
Carterville, Mo., has a young wom
an candidate for City Collector.
Woman suffrage in Kansas at pres
ent extends only to municipal elec
It is estimated that in England one
woman in every six earns her own
Princess Frederick Leopold, sister
of the German Empress, is an almost
In France a woman may appear in
masculine attire if she pays a license
fee of $10 a ydar.
Thirty thons4l women spend their
lives In driving and steering the canal
boats in southern and midland Eng
Mrs. Barclay Allardice, Mayoress of
Lostwithiel, in Cornwall, has seen
five British sovereigns, having been
first presented to Queen Adelaide.
The shape of the eyebrows, It is
said, can be greatly improved where
necessary by brushing and pressing
them into the proper curve every day.
t In the catalogue of the University
Sof Strassburg, twenty-six of the 337
I lecture courses are marked with a star
to indicate that they are not open to
A famous physician used to tell his
I women patients to surround them
selves with odorous plants, such as
I verbena, lemon geranium, mint. lav
ender, sage, thyme, and violets. These
I would insure health and increase
beauty, he assured them.
The Prussian Minister for Railways
has erpressed his great surprise at
the restricted employment of women
in the railway service, especially as
booking clerks. 'for the sale of tickets,
etc., and has ordered that they are
to be engaged mdre extensively.
Favored ones who have seen pic
tures painted b'y the Empress Freder
ick recognise in this royal woman a
very great artist. Recently two of her
pictures brought $5000 at a charitable
basar, and one room at Windsor Cas
tle is entirely hung with water. col
ors from her brush.
Lace and velvet ribbon are used to
a great extent on gowns of this sea
The collars of the new spring jack
ets are all Aiglon in design, and very
stylish in effect.
Wide crepe de chine ties are styllsh,
but those of satin are very narrow to
wear with linen collars.
Many of the new spring suits are
made with double skirts, but this
fashion is very trying to any but a
slim and grdetal figure.
Crepe de Paris will form one of the
very fashionatble textiles for the mak
ing of empire and other picturesque
evening toilets for the summer.
Many of the new gowns show the
tabller front, and they are very ef
fective made of silk muslin, shirred
in many rows down from the waist
and rumed across the bottom.
A pretty flat hat is of turquoise vel
vet made entirely of tiny rauem. The
Sbrim is raised from the face ina ront,
with a spray of green silk leaves on
the edge and a black rose on top. I
A very chic little black hat is of
tucked tulle over sallver ganse. The
shape is a modifiled Spanish turban,
and the only trimming is a big soft
black silk rose with some green leaves
laid along the brim.
Batiste and silk muslin frocaks, the
pure white trimmed with yellow lace,
are among the novelties. They are all
moderately close about the hips, and
flare at the foot, where there are
countless ruees and founces to make
them stand out.
Mercerised sateens, which very
closely resemble satin foulard, and
soft silk and linen mixtuares In dainty
colorings, striped. dotted, and plain of
surface, are among the favored ma
terials for shirt waists for morning
wear this spring.
There is a tendency to close shirt
waists on the side. A series of tiny
straps buckled serve nicely for this
purpose. Sometimes the leat is at
tached to a bodice to button over on
one side. When the garment closes
on one side the collar band also fast
ea In the rsame manner.
SIt is an honor to know geniauses, but
rarely a pleasure.
p A woman who can keep a secret can
be trusted with uanlimited capital.
SSalints dwell above terra firma.
Meanwhile, very good people live
a Men who are the most Irritable an
a der usual elreumstances bear pain like
t Never despise a man who dresses
Sshabbily; it may be his children are
- Men are ever ehIlirem all womes
t ools, ina akai manged by the Blnd
- Most rsaerers from exaggerated
Semotions grow peaked ad thin; joy
- only fattea.-P-Pladelphis de
r Bforer rt tram caurss Pr.
. rate John M. Allen, the famous wit,
s dropped a uber of bright thiras
t and among tbhe was the foowqg:
a 'Most statesmen lke to make a ter
m tune and settle dawn. Theae is where
a difaer frm them. I want to ake
Smy pie sad sttle up."-PhladelpbI
State G 'ruinel of Iai ina.
Governor-W. WI. 1eard,
Lieutenant- overnor-Albert Eato.
Secretary of State-John Michel.
Superintendent of Edueation-Johs
Auditor-W. S. Frasee.
Treasurer--Ledoux E. Smith.
U. s. SEN4TOi( .
Don Casferey and S. D. McEnery.
1 District-it. C. Davey.
2 District-Adolph Meyer.
3 District-R. I. Broussard.
4 District-P. Brazeale.
5 Distriot--. E. |'ansdell.
6 District-S. M. Robinson.
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being slversaluy and reputably known, we
bas nrr advantages In siding students to
W A etubrs eIeed with Sonl Cotllege
in whieh saet do actual business with
seal goode and ctual money, and they keep
the books In the latest labor saving forms.
StadeIs eter at any t me. ngllab. Aes
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