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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST 1 1, 1900.
13 FOR THE WOMEN. lleaVy Winter Fabrics Are Al ready In Eyidence. Browns and Greens Are the Pre Tailing Colors. SOME BEAUTY HINTS. The Art of Looking: Explained. Cool is Excellent Suggestions For the Table and Kitchen. It seems such a farce to bring on the heavy fall and winter goods at this sea Bon of the year when every one is going about sweltering, clad In the thinnest garbs they can find. But such is the case and nearly every day sees piles of new material on the counters and the trav elers for fur and coat houses are kept There Is nothing strikingly new in fall and winter materials; In fact they are almost like those worn last season ana It is too early in the season to tell what colors are to be popular, though both browns and greens are talked of. The new silks have not yet been brought on but it is said that they too are very similar to last year's, and that the plain colors and brocades In self colors will be the most popular. Fads and Fancies. It ia possible that this summer women are feeling the heat as much as usual; but it should comfort them, in their suf fering, to realize that not in many yeais have they looked so cool. The airiness of the gown materials and the delicacy of their tints make the sight of a group t)t summer girls as refreshing as a sea breez-. The resurrection of green in its pale shades, as a very fashionable hue, does much to add to this desirable condi-, tion of things, and a pretty woman in a toilette of ice green muslin, breaking into lace foam, here and there, ought to lower the temperature of any atmos phere. The extremely sheer white blouses of the moment have called into being cache corsets more ornamental than ever, and added another item of necessary expense to the outfit of the well dressed woman. It isn't enough now that the cache cor set should be dainty. It must be elab orate. Kxm-mists affect the French bebe underbodices made entirely of lace in sertion ami tucking. These being even more transparent than the blouses utter ly fail to fulfill their avowed purpose of liiding the corsets, and this difficulty is met by the wearing of a silk slip follow ing the lines of the underbody. or, more simply, by the wearing of a Bilk under vest over the corset. Medallions of brocaded or painted silk or mousseline are playing a conspicuous part in the decoration of the filmy sum mer frock3. A complete figure of a flow ered brocade or a pulnted bouquet is cut out, the outlines of the flowers being fol lowed. This is set into the thin material of the gown, and the line of union Is hidden by an applique of fine lace which frames the medallion and sprays out over the foundation. Any woman who is deft with needle and brush can accomp lish the effect. Indeed, the new fash- Ions open up limitless possibilities to the art amateur whose hand-painted plaques and lambrequins have been relegated to limbo. Last winter New York women for the first time adopted cloths of very pale tints for street wear, although for sev eral seasons in Paris and London cloth gowns of pale beige primrose, pink hy acinth, and so on, had been the accepted thing for matinees and all day functions. The coming winter season is. it seems, to make the rather extravagant fad un iversal, and before spring the cleaners Fhould share the land with the plumbers. Nothing is more effective than the pale tinted cloth in combination with heavy lace, embroidery or fur. but nothing else soils quite so easily and is so utterly im practicable for the woman of few .gowns. The soft lingerie stocks are fast driving Etift linen collars from the field unless the field happens to be occupied by golf links. Kvery day they come out in more delectable forms, and at corresponding ly high prices. The clever girl makes her own hand-tucked stocks and tinv bows, buying only Ihe little turnover "collars, whose lace and insertion she can, as a rule, readily match, and whose manu facture is more of a nuisance than it would seem at first glance. The same clever girl has been known to utilize the dainty borders of fine outworn kerchiefs for these collars and bows with decided success and comparatively little labor. Persian embroideries come to the front more and more and are particularly lovely upon the soft white woolens. It Js said that this trimming will be a great feature of winter modes and appear con spicuously in the tailor gowns which are to depart more than ever from the se verity of the old-time tailor gown. Blue in its varying shades! ciel, tur quoise, tendre, hyacinthe and the rest Is perhaps the reigning color of the sum mer season, possibly because it lends It self so well to combination with the om nipresent black velvet. Keep Your Veils Fresh. If you wish to keep your veils fresh and dainty they must be put away care fully each time they are worn. There is no handier or more convenient way to do this than by means of the veil roller. This is a pretty little article from 15 to ,eS n le,ngtn- abo"t three inches in nlm ete.r,-. and iB t fancy taffeta silk, , "h a ro11 of cotu,n batting and wound over a slender stick to give it foundation. Any favorite sachet powder may be sprinkled in the batting At the tightly, forming a little frill, which mav be lace-edged. Veils rolled and pinned C,h 1r,"er Prps"ve their shape al- What Men Like in Women. -m H,f 'woman writes and asks if we Will tell her what are some of the prin cipal qualities in women which most at tract men. We think the word attract U not correctly used by our correspond ent, if she will allow us to say so, for of ten the things in women that attract arfy womaT8810113 f doubtf ul value In 7n.t T L him and command his rL pact is quite another. .tT'Smlle' f-example, attracts rS$? he 4f ? na"s a man: LTlrespec'r ' the f"y 0t volUin, A respect for the rellgioua belief, of ev ery human being attracts a man; irre verence in woman is to him abomina ble. A consideration for his comfort at tracts a man; a continuation of this makes him your most humble slave. A chat in which there is no malice at tracts a man; neither scandal nor evil speaking . makes a woman seem sweet and lovely to him. Woman's Life. For Those Who Court Popularity. It Is better to be frankly dull than pedantic. One must guard one's self from the temptation of "talking shop" and of riding one's "hobby." .Whatever seta one apart as a capital "I" should be avoided. True wit is a gift, not an attainment. Those who use It aright never yield to the temptation of saying anything that can wound another in order to ex. hibit their own cleverness. It is mat ural and spontaneous. "He who runs after wit is apt to catch nonsense. A joke or humorous story ia depend ent upon its freshness for appreciation. Some emotions will not bear "warming over." It is no longer considered good form to say a word against any one. An ill natured criticism la a social blunder. Gossip, too, ia really going out of fash ion. Talk that has heartiness Jn it and the liveliness and sparkle that come of light-heartedness and innocent gayety is a rainy good substitute ror wit. Offer to each one who speaks the homage of your undivided attention Look people in the face when you talk to them. Talk of things, not persons. The best substitute for wisdom is silence. It is a provincialism to say "yea, sir,1 "no, ma'am" to one's equal. Have convictions of your own. Be yourself and not a mere echo. Never ask leading questions. We should show curiosity about the con oerns of others only so far as it may gratify them to tell us. Draw out your neighbor without cate chizing him. Correct him. if necessary, without contradicting him. Avoid man nerisms. Strive to be natural and at ease. The nervousness that conceals itself under affected vivacity should be controlled as should the . loud laugh. Mrs. Bur ton Kingsland, in the Ladies' Home Journal. A Summer Occupation. When visiting or boarding awav from home in summer many women devote leisure hours to marking household linen. It is work easily dropped and re sumed, and moreover, nowadays the emoroiaerea monogram or initial la a. dainty accessory which housewives en deavor to adopt. Marking itself is somewhat changed in character now adays. Letters are somewhat smaller m size and less ornate. L'n!e?s ore is apt at designing com binations of letters, it ia better to se lect a desirable one at the stores which do this kind of work. With the sample design, one can easily stamp the sev eral pieces which are to be marked. The lines, although slender, must be well padded with laid threads and running stitches, and worked in a firm round over-and-over stitch with white French marking cotton. The letters are very easily transferred by means of a bit of carbon paper. Handkerchiefs have preferably dainty and diminutive mark ing. in keeping with their small size and sheer fabric. Two or three initials or a small monogram Is used, or a somewhat larger single initial. Sometimes the initials are penciled in the owner's handwriting, and worked In fine round overcast stitch. Sometimes, also, a vignette Is used to frame the initial or monogram. unree initials about three inches in lengtn. artistically interwoven are much liked on table cloths on one cor ner of the part lying on the table. Few Faces Are Symmetrical. "One of the principal obstacles in the way ' of successful portrait photog raphy," says an old-time local expert. is the asymmetry of the average hu man face. The features of ninety-nine people out of a hundred are undeniably asymmetrical in other words, the right and left sides are different in size, shape and general contour. We don't notice this variation unless our atten tlon is attracted to it, but it is there all the same, and for some reason that I am not able to explain it is generally emphasized by the camera. 'My good ness! my face is all crooked in that picture,' is a comment that is frequent ly heard when ladies examine proof They are generally told that the effect is due to the lighting in the print and that it won't be noticeable when the photograph is finished. As a matter of fact the retoucher can work wonders in removing the evidence of asymmetry. He can lift the corner of an eye. depress the corner of a mouth, soften the angle of a Jaw and make both sides of the face tolerably fair 'mates,' without losing the likeness. What I say applies, of course, to full face pictures only, for when the head is turned slightly the deviations are scarcely ever discernable. Nor does the rule hold good Invariably, even with the front faces. "Odd as it may eeem, some people owe their charm of feature almost alto gether to the fact of asymmetry. Among men asymmetry often lends great strength of countenance. Bis marck was a striking example of that face and so was Gladstone. If you are skeptical take a full-face picture of either and cover one-half of it with a card. Then reverse the process and ex amine the other side. You will be sur prised. In fact, you will discover four different men, all distinct types." For an Informal Gathering;. A pleasant way for a party of young people to entertain" themselves at an informal gathering is for them to try to distinguish each other by seeing the eyes alone. Pin a shawl across the doorway about five feet from the floor. Cut out holes in a large sheet of wrap ping paper, or a newspaper will answer the same purpose, which will show the eyes distinctly, but will not expose any other part of the face. If any one present possess a talent for drawing, the paper which is to serve as a mask could be decorated with o mouth and nose, put on with a brush dipped In India ink. This would add to the grotesque appearance which the shawl, surmounted by the mask, will present. Kyebrows might also be painted. When the paper ia pinned above the shawl the company should be divided into two parties, one to remain In the room as spectators and gruessers, and the other to go "behind the scenes" (otherwise the shawl) as performers. If there are over half a dozen of the latter a line should be formed; the one at the head stands behind the mask, so that his eyes are distinctly seen by those in the room, and another of the perform ers asks: "Who owns the eyes?" If a correct response is given the per formers clap their hands. Then the one who has taken his turn goes to the toot of the line, and number two takes his or her place behind the screen. Af ter a time the parties change places, and the fun is renewed. Beauty Hints. MADAM MICHAUD TELLS HOW TO LOOK COOL. It is an art to look cool in summer. The pretty girl may have fine wardrobe , of organdies and silk tissues, but if she looks warm and uncomfortable all her money for costly raiment has been spent in vain. Repose is the first re quirement in the scientific regime for summer. The sensible woman never allows her self to be in a hurry. She so orders her days that she can move with precision ana at a leisurely pace. Above ail. she takes plenty of time to dress. Here in lies one of the secrets that the belles of the season are quick to value as im portant. Of course the bath is the first consideration. In warm weather two or three baths a day are not injurious. It is generally believed that the hot bath is cooling, and for a time after the plunge it does seem to have the desired effect, but too many warm baths are weakening. 1 1f the experiment of tak ing a tepid bath and gradually lowering the temperature of the water is tried it will be found very satisfactory. The small boy who stays in swimming for an hour or two will bear witness to the cooling effect of water that has not been heated. It is possible to stay in tne cold oatn four or nve minutes witn out any unpleasant effects. When the body is thoroughly cooled, friction with a towel should be avoided. The lightest touch in drying is all that is necessary A New Sleeve Model. This new sleeve shows the tendency to elaboration so prominent in all late models. The puff at the elbow is in a contrasting color of silk. and fanning with a towel will be found effective. If after this sort of a bath the toilet is made, slowly and deliberate ly it is possible to keep cool for several hours, no matter what the temperature is. Soda In the bath water is the best possible toilet adjunct, and is better than any of the French powders so alluringly displayed at the drug stores, The common baking soda should be al ways on the washstand, for there is nothing that so well removes all traces of perspiration. Talcum powder after the bath Is pleasant ana is used by the ton in summer, the manufacturers say. The cool girl discards -tight clothing as far as possible. Of course her morn ing shirt waist is comfortable, but she learns that the chief reason why it is so is because it does not fit snugly. The summer dinner gown that is lined with silk 13 a modiste s design for slow tor ture. Unless they are the dainty Orien tal weaves, silks should have no place In the warm-weather wardrobe. It is possible to discard all heavy clothing In summer, and therefore the belles of the summer resorts have every reason to look charmingly cool and calm. Table and Kitchen. EATING AND LIVING. The individual who considers the sub ject of eating of secondary considera tion. ignores, wilfully or through ig norance, a primary duty to himself, for which omission he is sooner or later sura to realize that nature keeps a strict account of the uses made of her bounty. One need not be of necessity a gor- mand to enjoy good living. But one must understand the meaning of "eat ing to live, to be able to live wisely and well. RELATION OF FOOD TO MAN. The preventive of disease and the maintenance of health are now subjects with which most of us are becoming more or less familiar. Modern science has disclosed the fact that a reciprocal relation exists between the physical force supplied by the food we assimilate and the mental energy displayed by the brain. Thus far we have learned that in order to keep all our powers in good working order and enjoy the blessing of a sound mind in a sound body, we must have perfect and robust health. Without an ample supply of pure and healthy food, the brain is incapable of doing its best work. In these days when brain labor of the severest kind is so often re quired to win success in the battle of life, the man or woman who aspires to be more than a plodder must have a sound body and perfectly healthy and vigorous intellect. IHE QUESTION OF DIET. Therefore the question of diet has as sumed a position of greater Importance in the minds of all who study into cause and effect than at any previous period in the history of man. No student of human nature can fail to recognize the wisdom and importance of widely dis seminating correct ideas on the subject of the co-relation existing between food and a healthy population, as well as the effect of food upon the moral nature. Things to Be Remembered. Washing one's face with water is dis couraged in hot weather. If one really desires to preserve a good complexion. night is the only safe time for applying water to it. A little alcohol or cologne bath will do at other times. Rice pow der or cornstarch dusted over the face is soothing and protecting in its effect. If one is exposed to the heat so that her face burns and blisters painfully. a good wash made from equal parts of glycerine, cologne and rosewater, with about one-third as much tincture of benzoin, may be applied with advantage. Starch and limewater, spread over an inflamed nose for several hours, will lessen the redness. For removing freckles, buttermilk or cucumber milk Is recommended. Cu cumber is an excellent complexion rem edy and may be applied directly to the skin or cut up in the water and allowed to stand some time before it is used for washing purposes. My lady s hand, under the stress of outdoor sports and exposure, becomes anything rather than the lily white ob ject that poets were wont to celebrate. A wash of oatmeal, boiled in rainwater. with the addition of a few drops of tinc ture of benzoin, will tend to soften and whiten the hands. The effect will be aided by rubbing them with a little glycerine and rosewater before drying them. An old-fashioned wash for face and hands is made of one ounce each of Jamaica rum, alcohol, white wine vine gar and alum, with the juice of a lemon and a pint or an extract made from elder-flowers. It should be applied nightly. Witch hazel is rood to alleviate the ir ritation from hives and prickly heat.but these troubles may be avoided usually by keeping the blood cool by means of a proper diet, mainly of acid, fruits and vegetables, with little meat, or if this is not sufficient a good purgative should be employed occasionally. A Good Nerve Tonic. Apples are useful in nervous dyspep sia. They are nutritious, medicinal and vitalizing: they aid digestion, clear the voice.correct the acidity of the stomach, are Invaluable in rheumatism, insomnia and liver trouble An apple contains as much nutriment as a potato, in a pleas anter and more wholesome form, Summer Fancies. The tints in cloth gowns seem to be lighter than they were in the early spring, and now there is an ice color which is indescribable, a delicate green, and the faintest tint of pink, which make charming gowns for cool days. Cloths In pale colors are used for driving coats, with a tight-fitted basque In the back. The fronts slope off a little from below the bust and large double revers and collar of white silk and lace are the finish above a white silk vest fastened with silver buttons. Little collarettes of lace and mous seline plaitings, with long scarf ends, are every much worn, and seem to fill the place of the fancy boas. They are simply a yoke with ruffles attached and finished around the neck -with plaitings ot lace. very pretty rruit napkins of pure linen, in colorings of pink, blue and gold. Rope portieres of artisticallyarranged cords and tassels, in various colorings. for doorways, windows and arches. Green Egyptian beetles are one of the fads in hat pins. The favorite colors for lawns are white, pink, blue and heliotrope. Vertical effects, chiefly white on black, are among the novelties in hosiery. Pretty handkerchiefs of delicate tints, such as heliotrope, sky, rose, etc., em broidered in one corner with, a very dainty white initial. Eton jackets of red cloth, trimmed with bias black satin bands. With evening costumes of black lace, net or other diaphanous fabric of black. a dog collar of jet passementerie is correct accompaniment. The expense varies with the method of cutting the jet. Poplin and other gowns in light shades, trimmed with black velvet bows and cold buttons- Cheviot in all pale tints as well as dark shades of blue and gray is a popu lar material for tailor gowns. Silk skirts, with silk jersey yoke tops which cling closely to the figure are popular novelties. A Novel Idea. Anotion that strikes women favorably, at least those women at swell hotels at Colorado Springs, is snakeskin belts. It aorjears. or bo the Denver Times says, that there is a beautifully marked species of bull snake, and many women e-o out hunting it. and bras: on tneir re turn of having either killed mm in tne opening or pulled him out of his hole and then dispatched him, and the paper refers to this as an enjoyable pastime. Whether these women afterward skin the enake and prepare it for manufac ture is not said, but they should, round out the affair. A Few Menus. Sunday. BREAKFAST. Blackberries. Molded farina. Cream. Tomato omelet, lelmonlco potatoes. Milk biscuit. Toast Coffee. DINNER Cold currant soups. Braised mutton, brown sauce. Rice croquettes. Okra and tomatoes. Lettuce, French dressing. Raspberry foam. Cake. Coffee. SUPPER. Sliced tongue. Cottage cheese. Brown bread and butter. Tea. Sponge cake. Shredded pineapple. Monday. BREAKFAST. Granose flakes. Sliced peaches. Panned tomatoes. Cream sauce. Potatoes hahed brown. Rolls. Coffee. LUNCH. Salmon salnxl. Stewed potatoes. Entire wheat bread. Cocoa. DINNER, Clear soup. Mutton ragout. Rice. Sliced cucumbers. Cheese wafers. Blueberry rolypoly. Coffee. Tuesday. BREAKFAST. Wheatena. Stewed figs. Cream. Brook trout fried. Cucumbers. Baked potatoes. Toast. Berry muffins. Coffee. LUNCH. Fresh mushrooms on toast. Cress salad. Popovers. Peach shortcake. Cream. Cereal coffee. DINNER. Rice soup. Broiled steak. Baked onions. Mashed potatoes. Beets stuffed with chopped cucumbers and pimolas. Wafers. Cheese. Grape-juice parfait. Recipes. Below will he found reclnes for a num ber of dishes in the foregoing menus: Tomato omelet. AlaKe a plain or h rencn omelet in the following manner: Break six eggs into a bowl; beat about four minutes, lust to mix thoroUKhlv but not make light; season with half a teaspoonful of salt; place an omelet pan or medium- lzed iryinsc Dan over trie nre witn one tablespoonf ul of butter;, when hot pour n tne eggs; shake tne pan violently tor few seconds, and give an extra stir or wo with a fork. As the omelet begins to set around the edRes, carefully lift with spatula or flexible femre. allowing; tne iquid part to run under the other. When i custara-UKe consistency in center it ready to roll. Prepare the tomatoes' by placing one ounce of butter in an agate aucepan over tne nre: acta tnree fine. ripe tomatoes, peeled and cut into quart- rs: season with Quarter or a teaspoon ful of salt, same of paprika and sugar, and cook ten aiinutes. When omelet is one lav half of the tomatoes over it: fold ovar auictlv by means of the spa tula or very limber knife, and turn out on a heated dish. Pour the remaining tomatoes over it and garnish with toast pointf and parpley. ueimonico Potatoes. jui cola oouea potatoes very line, and to each pint allow one cupful of ireara, two tablespoonfuls of butter, a tenfpoonful of salt and a dash r pepper: seawn witn tne salt ana pepper; put tht,m Into a shallow baking lsn; acid the cream, wnicn snoulcl not uite cover thtan: melt the butter and pour over them, and set In oven to brown quickly. Milk Biscuit. Measure three cuds ot ll'ted flour, add three teaspoonfuls of baking oowder ind a teappoonful of salt: sift these together until thoroughly mixed. Then rub in two rounded tabiespoonfuis of butter with spatula or spoon. Add sufficient quantity of milk to make a soft dough, about a pint; turn out on a floured kneading board: toss lightly: roll out lightly until dough is an inch thick: cut out Into small biscuits. Place in greased pans a little distance apart. Bake In a quick oven until a delicate brown and light to the touch, from eipht to ten minutes. If a good baking powder is used these bscuits are much lighter and nicer if, aftir cutting out and placed in pans, they are covered and allowed to stand fifteen or twenty minutes be fore putting in tae oven. Rice Croquette., Wash one cup of rice and put in a douile boiler with one quart of milk and cook until the rice is tender and milk absorbei- Add the beaten yolks of four eggs; mx thoroughly and cook a few minutes longer. Remove from the fire and add salt and paprika to taste: also a little lemon juice and a tablespoon ful of minced pa'sley. When mixed well turn out on shal ow dishes to cool; then form into cylinders about two and one half inches long, clip first into beaten egg and then into bread crumbs and fry in vegetable oil. A Chinese Dinner. A Chinese dinrer in 37 courses, which was recently gien in San Francisco, is thus described by a participator: First came pyramids of ham and carrots in oblong slabs. Then in quick succession followed mutton, boiled pig hide, grilled fish rolled .in sugar and bowled fowl dipped in soy sauce. We were next treat ed to shark fins in pickle and eggs which had been buried in lime until they had become black. Peeled water chestnuts, the roots of a kind of lotus, cakes of stiff cranberry Jelly, sliced boiled carrots and turnips completed the tenth course, and topped off with olives arranged in pyramids and held in place by bamboo fiins. Green gages and tamarinds soaked n wine and pieces of fried red melon were all arranged in the pyramid bamboo style. Small pieces of pastry rolled in brown sugar; sections of oranges, toasted melon pips and monkey nuts, small pink topped dumplings filled with sugar, and patties which resembled nothing in the world un less it was mince pies, were served as the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth courses. Baskets of pastry filled with sandy brown sugar and en velopes of pastry tilled with mince pie meat preceded the real "piece de resis tance" sea slug risoles. By this time one felt prepared for anything and taste was nil. But fifteen more courses followed like a remorseless fate. They were mut ton stewed to shreds, fish tripe in white soup, stewed duck, stewed shrimps, lotus peed, chicken and red sturgeon. Eight bowls appeared after these with a clear soup, which is known to the Chinese as "moutn nounsner , raw pigs iiuney, cut in fanciful shapes; stewed shrimps eggs, sliced ham rolled into balls, dozens of ducks' tongues stewed with ham, and sliced oleeon stew. Courses thirty-flv and thirtv-six defied analvsis and nomen clature. Huge bowls of rice tilled up In tervals ana tne dinner enaea wun sweet pilau, the mixture that in China takes the place 01 oreaa. AUNT TRUDY'S LETTER, She Discusses the Suicide Question Very Thoroughly. Button Rose, Cottage, Aug. 11, 1900. Dea.r State Journal: Jane Starr Foggy and I have been out takin a walk. We walked as much es about ate bloks three bloks length ways an" one block width-ways, an' bak agen. We come along by a place where onct a poor man comited a sooi side. I was a keepin silenc fur respec to the presenc of a former deth, but Jane Starr spoke up an' Bed: "It's jus es well he died, fur the worl Is better off without folks es reched as that." "But," I sed, "the poor scattered little uns! Think o" them!" "There better off, too, no doubt. He never cud seem to pervide. I tell you I think in sum cases, it's good sens In a man er wo man to comit a sooiside when they can't help theirsels, an' no it, an' ar' a hinderunce to there folks, an' in the way." "In who's way, Jane Starr Foggy? Hasn't each one a way, an' a rite to that way?" "Yes. but vou no sometimes ways git mixed up an' we git to bumpln agin ech other, an' in the rode of ech other, an' somtlmes I think it looks like a genrus an' onselfish thing fer one to toev the courage to take himself out." "Jane Starr Foggy, I Jes can t oe a talkin this fast an' hard an' walkin' this sloo. at the same time, an' I can t leave your impression this here way, so let's take one of them seets there on the state laun (thanks by to the Wimen's Klub!) an' have this argyment out!" Jane Starr saw 1 couldn t taiK last an be walkin sloo, so we tooK one o them seets awhile. You think Jane Starr that when things git crowded a sooside is a heroi- cal thing, do you? Well, it's a good bit genruser than would ever sute me: Here! sayin' nuthin' of the sin, it's week an' childish to git out o' truble that way. It's pure cowardness. Cowardness .' I think it s a Drave man can comit his own sooside!" "It's more than bein' a coward. It s meanness, an it's revenge oftenest. A man's a shirk who would die that way." But it's better to die mersifol an quick, than be tramped to deth peec meal." No man what has any spunk is goin to be tramped to deth peecmeal. Ther's other doors to git out of truble than sooside. A tramped on man can get somers an find room. The ole won is big enuff yet. It makes me think of somethin' I saw in Auburndaie yester day. I was a walkin along a waten fer a car. an' I notised a big chip in the grass a kind of jerkin' itself about, like it had a noshen to walk off. I was les like Moses at the burnin' bush, I wanted to see what was the matter, so I walked up and poked it over with my timbrel handle, an' what do you think- under it was about 50 black bugs a scrabblin' an' quarrelin' an' pushin' an' bitin one another, becos there wasn t room enuff for all! You see they hed been born under that chip an' naterally thot it was all of life an" all the worl! Well, when I let in that streek o' lite. they jes up an scattered like rats! an don t know as they ever toun tneir folks agen! There wus some of them ded, an' I suppose they was the genrus ones who wanted to git out o' the way. an comited a sooiside. "Well I wus jes' so interested in seem' them all so supprised at the bigness of the worl, I never notised till that car got a block past me Jes' a hikln' rite on. ike one o tnem Dues! Well. Mr. Hdltur. Jane Starr jes sot there so Interested in that bug story, she clean foreot her opaslt pint of argyment, an' I ies went on an told a story of Aunt Tressv Burns' cuzzen Samyel. He hed irnt Into desnrit truble bv sikness. an havin' so meny mothes to feed an' clothe, an' he wus jes getting poorer every yere. H couldn t keeD up. anr all tne Dins a rnnnin' behln'. an' a lusrsren at mm so hard he got thin and white, and all the ime more an more siKness, an ms mother, out west a wrltin fur him to come and take her farm, an' take care o' her for it. But Jes' as fast as he got one det paid there would be somethin' els happen. "The children never will git over the ehills an' malary in these swamps." he Bed. "and we'll all die rite here, fur never kin git the deta paid so we Kin go out west! Then Tressy sed he set down an put his face in his hands an shuk like a leef, an' groned. His wife went to him, n was- terrvnoe to see mm recn one and fur his gun, which he hed set nere. "I'm crazy, Maria, I can t stand It no longer! If I die the nabers will move you out an' take care of you, and you won't hev the dets to pay." You'd a thot Maria would natterally fainted, but she was the man of the house, for that minute, an' she jes' Jumped for the gun an' noked it over an' it went off harmless on the floor. "You stop. Samyel Burns!" she skreemed. "You'r not goln' to shirk all the rnpin' of these here children on to me! You jes' let that gun alone. An' you- Its-sen to me. You jes go rite no an' drive that cow over to Howerds. He sed he'd pay J40 for her. You git that money an' corrie home an' don't say a word. I'll pack up. an' kill the chickens an' take 'em along to cook, an' we'll start out west tonite. "Don't you say 'dets' to me! You kin pay yore dets es quick there as here sure. We kin travel a day or too with out the wagen cover, till I kin git muslin an' make it; we'll start at dark an' no body will no where we're goin'. nor stop us ether!" Well Tressy Bed Samyel did jes' what Maria sed, an' they put there little family, sick ones an' ail, in the wagen with there beddln' and dishes, an' started at dark to go "out west." They jes had a little mule teem, but they trav eled till mornin', an' rain a comin' on they got into a barn, an" there fixed on their cover. After 35 days they got throo. an' the nex yere got every last det paid back, an' a helthier, finer, loviner family you never see, an' Samyel hes been presi dent of the skool deestrio fur eleven yeres. O I tell you there's a way out fur every body, an' even a desprlt course like hiseen Is better than a sooiside any time. There's room enuff in the big old world, an' the rite place for every body if they get out an' start for it. "You'd encurage a man to leve his dets unpade, would you?" sed Jane Starr Foggy, as we began a goin' on. "He'd left 'era unpade some'at longer, Jane Starr," i sed, if he hed comited a sooiside." AUNT TRUDY. TOPEKA, THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR. 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