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STILL IN IRON AGE
AMERICA IS XO PARADISE) FOR
ARTISTS. SAYS ALEXIS
CIVIC LEAGUE NOMINATIONS
Mrs. Ilamlin Will Not Seek Re-eleß
tion—Mrs. Colvin or Mrs. Mc-
Laren Talked of as Her
"The inventor thrives in America, but
'Art—that flourishes in the atmosphere
abroad," said Mr. Alexis Fournier, the
painter, in an address delivered yester
day afternoon before the members of
the Woman Civic league and a number
of outside guests. "The present age in
America is an age of iron. By and by
the country will reach, we hope, its brt
age." "n the East," said Mr. Fournier,
"there is growing up a little coterie of
earnest believers in and workers for art
■whose influence is felt, but there is no
art atmosphere here in the Northwest,
for there are no workers." The artist ex
plained that the Latin quarter in Paris
was the mecca of an ambitious young
artist, for the reason that he is surround
ed by ambitious workers like himself, all
anxious to accomplish something, all
eager to succeed. Drawing and painting,
the speaker pronounced purely mechani
cal attainments. The success of an ar
tist depended upon his ability to see and
feel. Everybody in time could learn to
draw and paint. Not everybody could
learn how to observe. Mr. Fournier
touched upon the work of the impres
eionists. They sought, he said, to Keep
to the prismatic colors, particularly red,
yellow and blue. The artist explained
something of the technique of painting,
telling how atmospheric effects especial
ly were attained. The characteristics of
the different great modern painters were
dwelt upon briefly. The artist answered
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These little pastries would be nice for
A whist luncheon. For the filling cook
one quart of cranberries with one pint of
water until soft; then sifi the pulp
through a wire strainer or a colander.
Return the pulp to the fire with one and
one-half cups of sugar and iwo level
tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with a
little cold water. Cook ten minutes, then
partially cool before using.
For the cups or shells sift one level
teaspoon of baking powder, one-quarter
teaspoon of salt with two cups of pastry
flour. Rub in one-third cup of lard and
one-third cup of butter and mix hard
a number of questions put to him by
Mrs. Joseph Wheelock, in the absence
of Mrs. Conde Hamlin, presided at yes
terday's business meeting of the league.
The nominating committee presented a
.list of twenty-four names, from which
number are to be selected the directors
for the coming year. The directors will
be voted for Friday afternoon, March 7,
■when a president will also be elected.
Mrs. Hamlin, who has served two years
as president of the league, announced
positively before she left for the East
a short time ago that she would not ac
cept the office for another year. An in
formal ballot was taken yesterday for
president, and the three women receiving
the largest number of votes will be the
candidates for whom the members of the
Jeague will vote at its next meeting. Mrs.
A. R. Colvin, the recording secretary^ of
the league, and Mrs. Archibald MacLaren
have been mentioned in connection with
the office. Neither was present at yes
terday's meeting, so it is not known
whether or not either would accept the
Of Social interest.
Ernest W. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George R. Lewis, of Ashland avenue, was
- married Wednesday to Miss Ethel Orme,
of Phoenix, Ariz. The wedding ; took
place at the bride's home. Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis will make their home in Phoenix.
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Mrs. C. E. Parrott, of Case street, will
give a luncheon this afetrnoon for Mrs.
A. E. Driscoll. '
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__ Miss Grant, of Iglchart street, enter
tained at whist Thursday afternoon.
High scores were made by Miss Stronge
and Miss Winchell. •
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. Mr. and M:\3. M. R. Conable, of Grand
avenue, will entertain the members of the
Cycle History club at dinner tonight?
. . Shakspere's "As r You Like - It" will be
presented Under the direction 01 — A.
Straight. ". ' - bC'
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Miss Proctor will give a colonial ger
man: tonight at Ramaley's hall.
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Miss Lilah Douglas, _of St. Anthony
- Park, will give a . luncheon and . cinch
party this afternoon at her home on
;Knapp avenue. . . *
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- Mrs. Milton Wright, of Holly avenue,
.entertained at luncheon yesterday. Cov
ers were laid for. eight. - ;--.-o
(ÜBS AND CHARITIES.
The Busy Bees of 1/ayton Avenue Pres-
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Signature of C£tz//ffi&&J4t4
byterian Church will give a missionary
party this afternoon in the church
parlors. Mrs. L. J. Lee. Mrs. Wiilam R.
Sproat, Mrs. D. G. Bar ringer and Miss
Schacht will be in charge.
The Hamilton Whist club met Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. a-». Met
calf on Ashland avenue. High scores
were made _y Mrs. J. A. Belmuer, Mrs.
J. B. Metealf, Mrs. C. A. Hyde and Mrs.
The Friday circle met yesterday fore
noon at the home of Mrs. R. A. Kirk en
Laurel avenue. Mrs. Norval Marchand
led an informal discussion on the social
position of the Greek women. Miss Chris
tian read a paper on "The Laws Relating
to Greek Women."
Mrs. H. M. Ward, of Harrison avenue,
entertained the members of Court No.
8, Royal Ladies, at progressive euchre
Royal Oak camp, R. N. A., gave a card
party last night in Odd Fellows' hall. The
arrangements were in charge of Mrs. F.
E. Sutton, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs.
Haren and Miss Yoerg.
The ladies of Bethany Congregational
church gave a colonial social last nignt
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
Hosmer on Stryker avenue.
Garfield Woman's Relief corps gave a
card party yesterday afternoon at Gar
field Pos^t hall. Mrs. P. Flood, Mrs. John
Prayfrock, Mrs. H. A. Morse and Mrs.
J. W. Devore were in charge.
A silver tea was given yesterday after
noon by the Ladies' Society of the Wood
land Park Baptist Church at the home of
Rev. and Mrs. H. B. Steelman on Ash
Mrs. Frank E. Hall, of Smith avenue,
entertained the Art Embroidery club yes
The ladies of St. Paul's IJniversalist
church will give a colonial social this
evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
E. Lamb, on Laurel avenue.
Mrs. Pennington. of Oakdale avenue,
entertained the Ladies' Study class of the
West side yesterday afternoon. Mis. H.
with cold water. Roll out small pieces of
this dough as thin as for pie crust and
lay over inverted muffin tins. Press
equally round so that there will be no
thick folds of the paste and trim with a
pastry jagger; prick with a fork several
times to prevent rising out of shape and
place on a baking sheet. Bake in a hot
oven, turn over and lift out the tins.
Fill and decorate the tops with hearts,
diamonds, etc., cut from the trimmings of
the paste. This rule will make ten or
twelve cups. The filling is much better
than ordinary strained cranberry sauce.
—Alice li. Whitaker.
C. Johnson read a paper on "The Danube
River;" Mrs. Bowe read a paper on
"Vienna." Mrs. H. G. Dampier and Mrs.
V. J. Hawkins played the original varia
tions of the Danube waltz as a duet.
Mrs. J. T. George, of Summit place,
entertained the Birthday club yesterday
The St. Paul lodge of Elks gave a
poverty social last night at Elks' hall.
Saintly City council, U. C. T., will
give a colonial party tonight at Elks'
St. Paul lodge, Daughters of Rebekah,
will give a card party tonight in Odd
Mr. and Mrs. Beekman will entertain
the Onawa club at progressive "euchre
Rev. Theodore Sedgwick was suddenly
called East Thursday evening.
Miss Etta Kellogg, of Alvo, Neb., is
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Grove
Mr. and Mrs. A. MtNaughton, of Mon
tana, have been guests of Mrs. D. G
Barringer Carroll street, the last week.
John Grove, Dayton avenue, is at
Morris for a short visit.
Miss Sloane, Grand avenue, Is visiting
Mrs. Charles Weyerhaeuser at Little
Mrs. Ward, Hague avenue, is entertain
ing Miss Manley, of Seattle.
Mrs. F. H. Campbell, Holly avenue has
returned from Winona.
Miss Scott, of Menomonie, Wis., is the
guest of Mrs. Sheridan, Jglehart street.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Mitchell, Ashland
avenue, will leave next week for New
Mr. and Mrs. John Grove, Dayton ave
nue, returned from a trip in iowa and
Miss Marion Holman, Marshall avenue
has returned from Chicago.
Miss Frances Berry, of Faribault, is
the guest of Miss Emma Leveroos, Ash
HIGH SCHOOL THESPIANS.
.Seniors Present "Good-Natored Man"
in Acceptable Manner.
The senior class of the Central high
school presented the comedy, "The Good-
Natured Man," before a large and en
thusiastic audience last night in the as
sembly hall of the Central high school.
The cast was a competent one on the
whole, and the play was well staged and
correctly costumed. The comedy is full
of action, so that last night when the
youthful players occasionally fell short
ot Mr. Goldsmith's ideas the story itself
suf^iently entertained the audience. Only
once^id the curtain fall when It wasn't
scheduled to fall; only two or tfiree times
did the youthful Thespians forget their
lines; but, best of all, perhaps, there was
not one attack of stage fright. Every
body is familiar with the story of "The
Good-Natured Man," so that it needs no
retelling. Suffice to say, that last night
it was told in an interesting way by an
interesting company of players. Perhaps
Charles Weyl and Douglas Fleming car
ried off the honors of the play. Weyl
played the part of Lefty, the political
schemer, and he infused not a little 1 fe
into the presentation. Douglas Fleming
played the part of Mr. Croaker, a man of
jovfoldispositioiL and the portrayal was
verjTflfc-like, louis Maxlield, as the
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WOMAN3 7' PAGE
bailiff, and Donald Haynie, as the assist
ant bailiff, were also excellent. Marie
F. Hereland, as Mrs. Croaker, did the
best work of the girls, although in the
little that was demanded of her Miss
Etta Merrill's acting was fully as good.
She made a charming stage picture. Miss
Ciara Woodward was satisfactory as the
landlady, and Miss Ethel Moran and Miss
Adelaide Lamphere as Miss Richard Rich-
Is nd and Olivia respectively.
Miss Austin was the stage directress
Last night. Miss Hope's Ladies' orchestra
played between the acts.
Monroe Mothers' Reception.
Over 100 mothers attended the annual
reception of the Monroe School Moth
ers' club yesterday afternoon in the kin
dergarten room of the seimol. The club
is one of the largest of its kind in the
city. A number of new members were
enrolled yesterday, the membership list
An interesting programme was present
ed. Miss Tietjen played two piano num
bers, a Chopin waltz and Kienzl's "Cra
dle Song." Miss Humbird played two
violin solos. "Le Cygne," by C. Saint-
Saens, and "Ungarisch," by H. Hauser.
She was accompanied on the piano by
Mrs. Charles Farnum. Miss Alice
Sehoch gave two clever readings, and
Mrs. Bailey, president of the board of
mothers' clubs, spoke informally.
After the programme, the president of
the club. Mrs. J. H. Yorks, assisted by
Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. McGary, Miss Wright.
Mrs. Norton and Mrs. Johnson, served
tea. A social hour followed. The club
meets the third Friday of each school
The Ninth Ward Prohibition club gave
a social last night at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Colter, on Ce"ntral Park
place. Rev. Paul Rader, of Hamline,
gave a talk on "Prohibitdonal Work."
Master Wendall Phillipps Smith, a
promising orator of about eight years,
gave several readings. Prof. C. A.
Heath, of Philadelphia, , sang several
solos, and Mrs. Martin Olds contributed
vocal numbers. Robert Crawford, of the
Hamline university, spoke. There were
about 100 guests. The reception commit
tee included S. Johnson, S. R. McMani
gal, J. C. Smith and William Hawthorne.
The dining room was in charge of Mrs.
William Hawthorne and Miss McMani
The Hamline H. W. C. S. ladies will
give a unique entertainment tonight in
celebration of Washington's birthday. "A
trip around the world" is afforded the
guests, who are to start out at 4
o'clock in sleighs. Stops will be made at
a number of houses which will be fitted
up to represent some foreign city. The
last stop will be made at Washington,
where men and womeiT dressed as Pres
ident and Martha Washington, and the
first Residential cabinet will receive
INDIVIDUAL, CASSEROLE DISHEi-S.
By Parker Quincy Adams, Copyright, 1002.
With the use of the casserole more gen
erally there has come in the individual
casserole, a small dish just large enough
to hold one order. By its use you may
secure practically the same results as with
the larger dish, except in the cooking of
some dishes where it is tetter to blend
a large quantity of different kinds of in
gredients to get the proper flavor. For
the preparation of many of the lighter
dishes the individual casserole is much
to be preferred. Let me give you an ex
Sweetbreads ana Mushrooms on Cas
serole —Blanch thoroughly the sweet
breads, and when well whitened place
them in a saucepan, cover with boiling
water, add one-half a teaspoonful of salt
and simmer for fifteen minutes, then
drain and cut each in half, using a silver
knife. To prepare for six persons, have
six casserales, and have ready a half
cupful each of tiny diced carrots, white
turnip, string beans, green peas and
French beans. Divide the vegetables
among the casseroles, lay in each half of
a sweetbread and add fresh or four
canned mushrooms cut fine. Prepare a
sauce as follows: In a saucepan put two
tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of
chopped carrot, the same of chopped
onions and one tablespono of chopped cel
ery. Cover closely and place over a
moderate fire for ten minutes, shaking
or stirring from time to time. Add two
tablespoons of flour, stir until colored a
rich brown; add of pint of good brown
stock and stir until thick and smooth,
then add one-half of a bay leaf, two
cloves, one tablespoon of chopped ham,
a sprig of parsley, a blade of mace and
salt and pepper to taste. Cover closely
and set back where it will just simmer
for two hours; then skim and strain. Pour
over the vegetables in the casseroles
enough of this sauce to cover, fasten on
the covers with a flour and water paste
and plaoe in a moderate oven for three
quarters of an hour.
Frogs' Legs en Casserole —Add a little
lemon juice to some boiling water, and
in this scald the frogs' legs, dividing
them at the joint if they are very large.
For a sauce prepare a white one by
stirring together two tablespoons of but
ter and two tablespoons of flour; when
melted and well mixed add slowly one
pint of milk and stir until thick and
smooth. Season this sauce with salt and
paprika to taste. Peel as many small
button onions as you have casseroles, and
with a potato scoop turn out as many
as four raw potato balls for each cas
serole. Quickly brown the onions in a lit
tle butter, sprinkling over them a little
powdered sugar. In each put one or two
frogs" legs, according to the size, one of
the small onions, four potato balls and a
ITALIAN QUEEN TO VISIT. US.
Dowager Queen Margliarita Is Coming; to the United States.
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The •widow of Humbert 1., the murdered king of Italy, announces that she
Is coming to visit this country, in which she has always taken great interest.
The queen will travel incognito, and consequently there will be no official rec
ognition of her rank, but she will, of couse, be everywhere received with dis
tiny strip of lemon peel; over all pour
the sauce, fasten on the covers as directed
above, and cook In a moderate oven for an
Chicken, small birds and other delicate
dishes are also excellent cooked in the
TWO PRETTY SUMMER (GOWNS.
I saw two pretty gowns in an uptown
shop today that were beautiful enough
to make one forget the chill in the
street and dream of green grass and June
roses. One was a linen colored batiste.
The skirt was striped with hair lines of
white and cut circular. An accordion
plaited rufile of solid batiste was finish
ed on the edge, and annexed to the skirt
with a double ruching of the same. The
waist matched the .ruffle in color and
plait, while a little bolero, with the new
sleeves—so becoming to fair, shapely
arms—was of the stripe' of the skirt, and
finished with a double ruche of the solid
gcods. The price of this gown was $25,
but it could be copied at home for much
less money by having the plaiting made
at some shop that makes a specialty of
The other, while very different, was
equally as attractive, and of a girl
cculd have only one, I think the choice
v.ould be hard to make. It was of
plain white swiss, innocent of tucks or
frills, yet every line was of perfect
grace and beauty. The skirt was cir
cular, and was divided into panels by in
sets of lace of the wavy genre. The cir
cular flounce was edged and joined to the
skirt with the same,, while round the
flounce and down each panel of the skirt
ran long, graceful vines of black silk
applique. The waist and sleeves were
ornamented with the same design, and
the effect was of a simple elegance rarely
seen. Tt could be copied at home, for
passementerie, in the loveliest clusters
and vine patterns are to be found at the
cress trimming counters, and if a light
and scattered design be chosen, a girl
with a true eye and willing fingers could
soon make for herself a gown of equal
beauty for about half the price asked
foi this one: besides, she would have the
satisfaction of knowing she had made a
grod investment, for money spent for a
good piece of black silk passementerie
is almost like buying real estate, and the
kind I speak of can b© detached and
fashioned into many different patterns.
A Royal Trousseau.
In the magnificent trousseau of the
Archduchess Elizabeth Marie, exhibited
last month at the Hofburg to happy pos
sessors of cards of admission, there were
four dozens of each kind of underwear,
twelve dozens of many articles of table
linen and 200 tablecloths, the dish serv
iettes for dessert being trimmed with real
lace. The lingeri was decorated with
valerciennes lace, guipure, openwork
seams, Erzegebirge lace, fine embroidery
of lilies, butterflies and lilies of the val
ley. The nightdresses were embroidered
to the waist, and had high band colars
richly embroidered with "E. M." artis
tically entwined in designs. The small
archducal coronet was embroidered at
the side. The ball linen, of the finest
batiste, was trimmed with the costliest
lace, and had the monograms on the
front of the garments. The batiste petti
ccats cleared the ground and were richly
finished with flounces of Brussels and
Flowers at Coronation.
Not a little perturbation is being felt
by the English people because of the de
lay in proclaiming the coronation flower.
The lily of the valley, the rose and the
carnation are all vicing with each other
for the honor, and adherents of the va
rious ones among florists are do.\^T their
best to further the interests of^ieir fa
vorites. Acres of lilies of the ralley, it
is said, have been planted for the pur
pose, although this delicate flower has
hitherto been largely imported. But for
an occasion wholly English not even a
foreign posey could enter the list. There
is a rumor that the queen has expressed
a desire to have the red rose deck every
loyal subject at the coronation, and that
several thousand such rose bushes have
beer, planted at Windsor, in order that
th« royal gardens may not fail of their
supply at the time.
With a very sharp knife peel nice larg^
Malaga .grapes, cut them in halves ar-1
remove the seeds. Remove ths atcn-.a
from canned cherries, and if large cut
the cherries in quarters. Save all lha
juice. Peel bananas and scrape off tho
fibers, cut lengthwise twice, then slic^
off in thin slices. Use about equal parts
of grapes and cherries, and one-fourth
part bananas and pecan nuts, the salud
preferred. Pour over the mixture a little
of the syrup from the cherries and put it
in the ice cihest till very cold. Wh^n
ready to serve turn it into a glass dish*
surrourtded with whipped cream and
sprinkle with pawdered sugar. Or it
may be garnisherf with stiff lemon jelly
pressed through a- rlcer around the fruit.
Now that apples are scarce and high in
price, you may make a few go further
by combining them with some of your
preserved or dried fuit. Take a small
deep granite baking pan, holding about
one quart or a little more. Jt-ut in a lay
er of thinly sliced apples, cover with sug
ar, then a layer ef preserved or canned
quinces sliced fine, and so on until the
pan is. nearly full.' Pour over it one-half
cup of water and cove* with a plate that
will fit it tightly. Put a weight on the
plate and let it remain in a moderate
oven •about three hours. Keep it in the
dish until very cold, then turn it out care
fully and it will be more or less jpllied
and of a delicious flavor. Serve with
JUST A UITLE BIT OF BABY.
Just a little bit of baby,
Twenty pounds and nothing more;
See him floor his giant daddy,
Weight two hundred, six feet four.
Just a little bit of baby;
Any beauty? Not a trace;
See him stealing all the roses
From his lovely mother's face.
Just a little bit of baby,
Ignorant as he can be;
See him puzzle all fhe sages
Of his learned family.
Just a little bit of baby;
Walking? No, nor crawling, even;
See him lead a dozen grown-ups
To the very gate of heaven!
—Amos R. Wells, in Good Housekeeping.
MENU FOR SCSDAY.
Prune Compote. Cream.
Frizzled Beef. Potatoes Hashed in Cieam.
Waffles. Maple Syrup.
Escalloped Crabs (deviled canned meat).
Canned Fruit. Cake.
Bcijed Leg Mutton, Caper Sauce.
Baked Peppers, Stuffer with Rice.
Sweet Potato Croquettes.
Jellied Apples. Whipped Cream.
DUELING IN THE NAVY.
Among the duelists of our old navy was
Midshipman Alexander McClung, a hot
headed Kentuckian, who was compelled to
resign for fighting a duel with a mess
mate, Addison C. Hinton, who resigned in
1533. Rear Admiral B. F. Sands, in his
volume of reminiscences, "From Reefer to
Rear Admiral," tells that the duel took
place under the wall of Montevideo in
1830, Hinton being wounded in the thumb
of the right hand and McClung receiving
a painful flesh wound in the right arm.
This wound prevented McClung from
fighting another duel with Midshipman J.
T. -Williams, which had been arranged
Another encounter described by Admiral
Sands was that between Lieut. Joshua R.
Sands, who died a rear admiral in 18S3,
and Assistant Surgeon Henry Willis Bas
sett, who was shot near the heart and
soon expired. Sands did his best to avoid
the encounter, but Bassett would have it.
When Sands returned home he reported
to the secretary of the navy and to Presi
dent Jackson, who told him that he would
not interfere between officers whose pro
fession was fighting, but that he was de
termined to stop dueling between officers
and citizens and had dismissed three,
L'euts. Hinter, Westcoat and Burns, for
affairs with a, young Philadelphia doc
According to Admiral Sands, Stephen C.
Rowan owed his elevation to the rank of
vice admiral to a quarrel he had with
David D. Porter when the two were
lieutenants, which nearly resulted in a
duel. Sands, who was a warm friend of
bcth men, accepted the office of second
to Porter in the hope that he might ar.
range the affair, which he finally suc
ceeded in doing. Porter afterward told
Sands that when the president asked his
opinion as to the choice between Rear
Admiral John Rodgers and Rowan for
vice admiral, he said: "Wher« both are
equally worthy of preferment it is diffi
cult to determine, but this officer " plac
ing his finger on the name of Rowan,
"and I, when we were young officers ha.i
a mcs>t serious difficulty, and if the young
officer should be selected it might be said
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$7he King sSnake of Cohurg.
By CHARLES SLOAN REID.
(Copyright, 1902, by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
The king snake had feasted to the
satisfaction of his stomach upon the,
rats of Amos Elderwood's barn, and had
crawled out upon the village pavement
to sun himself. Village life was new to
him. He realized that there was a dif
ference between village pavements and
the springhouse trail at Mr. Elderwood's
home in the country, where he had
been wont to take his morning baths of
sunshine; but he did not realize the fact
that he might become a terror to the
villagers who chanced to pass that way,
and who were unaccustomed to meeting
citizens of his order. But then he had
not come to town of his own free will.
He was property. He belonged to Mr.
Elderwood, along with the ducks, guin
eas, chickens, horses, cattle and dogs,
and when it was decided in the Elder
wood family that it was best to take a
house in the village for a few years, in
order that the children might be sent to
school, why the king snake was carried
"Goin' to take the king snake, Amos?"
Mrs. Elderwood had a3ked, as her hus
band had brought out the reptile on the
day they moved and placed him in a
safe corner of the wagon.
"Of course I am, Myra," was the an
swer; don't you guess a village rafll
■taste as sweet to him as a country
Mr. Derapsy Duvall was walking leis
urely along- a short street which inter
sected the main street of Coburg, at
the corner of EM^erwood's place, when
a shrill scream suddenly assailed his ears
from somewhere in front of him. lhe
scream had issued from a woman's throat
and Dempsey felt in his bones that the
owner of that throat must be beautiful,
else whence sc much music in a scream?
He quickened his pace, hurrying around
a corner at a rapid, stride.
lue barometer of Duvall's bones had
not deceived him. There, standing ter
rorized and unable to move, within six
feet of Elderwood's king snake, was a
tall, young girl, so slender and so beau
itful that Duvall blinked to assure him
self that he had not peeped into fairy
But .uempsey was a prarctical man,
and he had at once seen the cause of
the young lady's alarm. The king snaie
lay still, evidently dreaming of the spring
house path in the country. But, alas for
his removal to the city, the days of his
usefulness were at an end.
Inverting the gold-headed umbrella
which he carried, and without slackening
his rapid pace, Duvall suddenly swung
his "hastily improvised golf club througn
the air and brought it around with such
force as to sweep the little heap of reptil
ian coils from the pavement, sending the
king snake far across the street to fail
a lifeless mass into the gutter.
"Oh, thank you!" exclaimed the girl
fervently, as a little flush suffused her
cheeks and the long eyelashes drooped
a little over her eyes.
Dempsy lifted his hat and bowed as
he made a movement to pass on.
"The fates were good to sand me here
at this time," he dared to say as he
by those of my brother officers who are
cognizant of the affair that I had used
my influence in his favor from ill-feeling
toward the one who is the senior and
•this I would not have one think me ca
pable of doing."—Chicago Daily News
HEXRY VIII.'S HAT AM) AXXE BO-
_ Among the many articles of historic in
rhl-,-hat V flirure in the forthcoming
exhibition, of , "The Monarchs of Eng
land 11 at the New Gallery, few are likely
of attract more attention than the hat
of . Henry VIII and the shoes of Ann
Boleyn,, which have been lent by Mrs
Ames, of Ayot St. .-.Lawrence,. Herts The
hat and shoes are in themselves notablt
relics, but their \ chief: interest lies in the
fact that they are the title deeds of the
estate of Ayot 5 St. Lawrence. They were
given by Henry -VIII; to an ancestor of
the late Col. Ames in singular circum
stances.- The story goes that when the
king was I riding through Hertfordshire
with Anne Boleyn and a company :of at
tendants he passed by Ayot St. Lawrence
ed d 53?, to W!?° m be Place belong
tia tif -ln reallty a royal possession
and.thiawas explained to Henry hy one
who I^H rtL erf (the.ancestor mentioned)
a«^^ e r JnSeS 4
couiuei, who, however, craved some
token of Ha surrender. The king ff ave his
hat and made Anne Boleyn part wfth her
shoes, and the three articles have remain
ed ever since in the possession of tne faml
r. Another .', remarkable " relic at the New
Gallery will be the shirt worn byChares
I at his execution, while amone thp
many pictures will be an unbroken seriS
The committee which is responsible
for the organization of the exhibition and
which is presided over by the Duke of
Cambridge has been . very successful °n
its applications for ; pictures and other
objects of historic interest, and the "Mon
archs of England- collection promises ?o
be exceptionally attractive. Among the
principal contributors are the Duke of
me uuKe oi
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Find Jack's brother and uncle.
Solution for yesterday's pU2z ie: "Hunger is the best sauce."
bowed himself by, allowing the young
lady to go on her way.
That was a little incident which went
along with Duvall, making his heart
merry. But there had been a witness
to the scene, only one. Amos Elderwood
had been crossing the yard when his at
tention was attracted by the girl's
scream, and he had stopped to stare at
her over the hedge which lined the pave
"Some fcol gal with a toad in h«r path,"
mentally soliloquized Elderwood, and he
had about to continue his way when the
rest of the scene transpired.
"Well, he could play shinny, and that's
a dead shcre fact," was Elderwood'3
next comment, as the pavement was once
more cleared. "Wonder what it waa he
Mr. Elderwood set down a pail he was
carrying and made his way to the gate.
A moment later he had crossed the
street to the gutter on the opposite
side. Then the sight of the dead king
snake caused his teeth to grind to
gether with a cackling sound. He
gazed upon the reptile's body a mo
ment, then returned across the street.
Here ho stopped, and, gazing first far
down to right, of him at a retreat
ing girlish figure, then far up to the left
of him at the athletic figure of Duvall
just disappearing in the distance, con
tinued to grind his teeth.
Three days later Dempsey Duvall was
served by an officer In due form with a
legal document, setting forth that he,
Dempsy Duvall, had destroyed a cer
tain kinsr snake, the property of one
Amos Elderwood, and that the said
Amos FJlderwood had been damaged
thereby in the sum of $3,650, which said
sum Denmsy. Duvall was called upon to
pp^', or to appear before the court and
show cause why he was not liable.
Duvall, smiling with amusement, ac
cepted the service, and the trial was
speedily called. Elderwood had in readi
ness a statement showing that the king
snake in question was six years of age;
that his chances of life and usefulness
were at least ten years; that he could
destroy an average of six rats per day;
that the destruction of six rats meant
the saving of two bushels of corn; that
two bushels of corn were worth $1; that
$1 saved every- day for ten years would
aggregate the sum of $3,650, the amount
claimed, with costs of suit.
Among the legal fraternity in the pit
and the business men In the audience
there was some tittering, but the faces of
the jury—twelve solid citizens selected
from among the tillers of the soil, all of
whom knew the value of a good king
snake and could appreciate Mr. Elder
wood's figures—lost none of their serious
ness, and at the end of the trial promptly
handed in a verdict for the plaintiff.
Dempsy Duvall's counsel immediately
entered an appeal, and the case was
transferred to the higher court. The de
fendant, though he had no doubt of his
ultimate success, had begun to realize
that It was expensive to kill a king snake.
But there was a memory connected with
the cause of the suit that entirely set
aside the thought of expense, though Dv-
Norfolk, the Duke of Beaufort, the Duke
of Devonshire the Duke of Rutland, the
Duke .of ; Sutherland, the Marquis of
Northampton, Lord Essex, Lord 4sh
■burnham, Lord Ancaster. Lord Brown
low. Lord Denbigh, Lord Darnley, Lord
Pembroke. Lord Radnor. Lord Romne™
Lord Spencer, Lord /Waldegrave r oid
Arundoll of Wardour, Lord Bolton. \. ,ri
de Lisle and Dudley." Lord Ronald Gow
%l' Lord Bagot, Lord Vaux of Harrow
li^ ZoUCle ' the corporation of
d. ol!' the universities of Oxford and
Cambadge, the Society of Antiquaries,
the Deans and Chapters of Durham Win
chester and Windsor and Mr Chares
Butler.—London Morning Post cnarles
All dem roses gwine ter fade-
Honey, don' yo' sigh;
Crwme ter be mo' roses made
Fo yo' by en by;
Gwine ter be mo' roses grow— \
Don' yo' worry, chik>
Bout dem tho'ns dat hut yo' so—
Roses— afteh while.
We dcs bleeged ter hab some night '
Shoes yo is bo'n. '
Afteh whie hit gwine be light-
Fines' kin' o' mo'n
Dahkes' clouds dat eveh was
Hangin* roun' dis chile,
Don' yo' worry none, becuz—
All dem teahs dat come terday
Has dey pu'pose, to:>.
S-f h. while dey &wine erway—
Hit sac way dey ( ]o.
Teahs—dey wash erway yo' woe—
Don yo' worry, chile-
Soon dey sunshine on de snow—
Afteh while a smile.
MtT^ d,° y°u, think, James?" remarked
r b e ?r eeSi? e n d.»mOther SayS She }M
"tlu U*Zi S]li'" "P'l^ Meekton, quickly;
t^L v, er^ tO eet her thin^s on and fl
take her down now."—Town Topics
vail had not had a glimpse of that face
since the incident.
As Dempsy walked from the court room
on the day of the trial, a boy handed
him a note, the superscription of which
was puzzling. The handwriting was un
known to him, but he hastily opened the
letter and read:
"Dear Mr. Duvall-I have Just learned
of the unfortunate turn a certain inci
dent with which you were connected has
taken for you, and I hasten to make
known to you how deeply I regret that
your kind assistance in removing a rep
tile from my path has led you into
trouble; also to express aMiope that your
opponent will lose his suit. With prayers
for your victory, I beg to remain, very
"At her aunt's Mrs. Cavanagh s, for
Dempsy felt something thumping reck
lessly again3t the inner walls of his
structure as he re-read the note. ""At
Mrs. Cavanagh's for a fortnight," he
repeated, and then, after the second rep
etition there was a very sweet taste in
"God Bless the king snake," Duvall
was wont to exclaim quite frequently
during the next two weeks.
"Oh, X shall regret it so much," said
Alicia one evening, as Duvall was tak
ing leave, "If you have to pay out all
that money just for killing a—a snake,'
and she smiled at the absurdity of ft.
"Would you really?" asked Duvall.
"Now just let me tell you what Fve
"What is that?"
"I've been thinking I would just go
and pay old Elderwood his demands,
without more ado."
"Oh, why?" And Alicia looked her
"On acount of " Duvall drew a
little nearer, and the tone of his voice
dropped Just a little- lower. "On ac
count of a certain great happiness which
that little incident has bro.ught me—
only the price is far too small."
Pot a moment Alicia's eyelashes
drooped, as she stood blushing- deeply.
Duvall took advantage of tse moment
to take her hand in his.
"If I could just go on removing such
little obstacles from your' path all
through your dear life," he continued,
"I should count myself the happiest man
alive. Now, won't you give me the
There was a moment during which
the hand that Duvall held struggled un
certainly for freedom. Then It grew
passive again, and the tall girl half
whispered something close to Duvall'a
ear which caused him to exclaim fer
"God bless old Elderwood and the king
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| BRINGS BACK THE YOUTHFUL*COLOR.
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