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THE ADVERTISER PCS. C O., Publishers LEXINGTON. : : MISSISSIPPI. MA'S CALLS. When I'm o-.t playin' some place where , sometimes she My ma cen t see Comes to our door—neu she atari's there ATT •remrr am''round, an' ealTs to me. If shSToayst, "Joty, o.ime right in," I Wait, all puity'soon she's gone an' men l axin An ' I 'ist keep a playin'_on._ & I ain't corner Ken—so, when she sees She opens up th' door again Ah' looks wlte at th' plae* I eUun Out of th' fence to play, and >'v¥-ou f J«e r "Oome- in th' hou#o! M But J wait till she shuts th' door— any mouse— An' new 1 go an' play some more. I '1st keep still But nen she come out purty soon Again, an' look for me some mqve, An' says; "Q, Joey, it's 'bout noon. fV&le* you fcow two times before!'* An' I l*t keep on playin'—so Tore long: She»6 at th' door asalh, But this titpe she says: "Come in, Joe!'* But—f 'keep Son a playin' non. Nen after while I hear kef' walk Out on th' porch an 'look for me; I keep wite still an' hear her talk An' say; "Now, Aft - new: if.'Ytu Joseph Henry Oreen! Have I got to come after you?" You bet I know '1st what she mean— An'.I go in 'at time—I do! —W„ tn Chicago Daily Trfcuue. 'here can that boy be?" % 1 -'By Mary Belle Poole Mason. *1 ; i't ' :' -*xt * T HE Struggle was ended. She was de^d—thank God! I alone of all who had sung the praises of those beautiful, star-like eyesustood there to close down well- over them the soft, creaky lids for aU, .time—for a strange, beautiful or horrible eternity. "Very ealtnly 1 composed the slender limbs.. Those tired feet would rest now; that weird, imaginative, tor tured braiq./had ceased to fertilize or materialize; that heart—a" poet's un readable' ' joy-snatching, self-AgonlziUg heart whose depths so few of us can eyenpppceiye of, much less penetrate— had ceased to beat. reap tbe' end trad come—the end of all things for her. Ah, how much she had always been dMlieft'tltflt Shf hid longed for! A small, not -too plentiful fed canary, in an odd, pretty-looking cage triSt mfibfe fn 'fiW'winddw, broke sud denly Into a perfect,joy-flood of song. It, too, seemed to be thanking God for her release. Her small room looked so Hkeiilierself with its dainty hang in§s o£ pitjk, ajud the bed, on which the remnant of nerself—that singular, at tractive, almost whoHy unMibwn: self— iapr.was.wltttf. dVttk a delicate lace covering. _ 'X^bolt twd lay side by side—both look$4 worn out,ffonvreading. A half finished manuscript with the pen still in the ink lfiy on a'Uttle table, where alaoibloocied forth from a tiny pot a purple heliotrope. A photograph of a beautiful, silver-haired woman, her mother, another of a splendidly hand some m^n in the flush of fullest youth, with 'blue-gray dyes and gold-tinted hair, and yet another of a man with ldue-gra^- eyes, also, but with hair turned pj-ematurely silver-gray and a month s'tfeet as a woman's, but strong to iendure and strong to deny itself thq,joy of other lips beyond his Pictures 'are these of two men her life that she had loved, wpre dozens of them she had admired, flirted with, laughed at, worshiped for tfielr culture Or physical perfection. These two she had loved. reach. in all There I did not weep for her—not one sftigle tear. Ah, no! When the breath suddenly stopped I bent over her, and a thrill of joy such as I had not felt for years permeated my very being. She could not suffer she had suffered so much. I lighted the peach-dRaw shaded lampi—how well she knew the eternal fltnesh 6f things. Everything beauti ful appealed toiler more intensely than to anyone I ever knew. Once she had said (in these last and saddest days of all): "I am a sybarite, with my .intellectual and physical pal ate always unsatisfied." 1 turned the light a bit higher. How quiet the room segmed since she had leased to be of it and a part , of i(. H^y she bad always filled up any place tfliere she Was, with that ip explainable force ol her own personal ity «■/ Jty .thoughts kept going back, back, back, back—to a beautiful man sfbri, on a fashionable boulevard. Thferg is that Intense hush of ex any more; and neqtancy., Joy, doubt, pain and hope dwell in every breast. The servants m^ve'about noiselessly. The great machinery of a home-world stands al most still. Then the doctor comes smiling out of a luxuriously furnished aparlnidlU: "All Is w'ell. It is a beautiful girl baby, weighing ten pounds. _ is grcAl ryqicing. And one day the 'nurse brings pompously out a long bundle (Vf kilk and lace and fer . l^i»ed, l QnsJ)rcudories, and vte are all permitted to gaze upon it; for it is topped by a little brown head, a' round, creamy face SlTd two great hits of black -mimt th*» dance ami.- sparkle and sbjflp, gyen, .Uiea.with a strapg ifhowable something that held e, un us al nWitet HR' a tfaafte. A fftffid' father , tesaes-her up in the air and-,exclaims;. L°, bq Uie beimty, <?f tJF©- Hfimy. Such limbs, such e^es, hands:- ■> ■ ■ -iA^j*i.'tfee. scow! ; shitty, Reverses have come. The mansion is gone. I Bee 'way up in the pinelands 'of Mississippi a little' girl of ten years , JW»a*»*ir»pe Jn a jK'VuM, 1 '* wffiootyuxl. MW, ^hf ^SSeS' in rrery thttg 4*8611'* beautiful child,"with w**. . *|| ifwiwrVi Again I hee, among the girl gradu ates pt a fashionable seminary for ' W^tF'MMusfW nbtrthern city, a young girl come before the foot lights to read her essay. She wears hire icSTler gerarrum nbweni oasrrea here and there about her .AbMddars and* bosom and in the midnight of her bolr. She U the encored, the admired, r the sought-after, by scores of fashion able young mea. She says to me that night, after she is In bed, her great, velvety eyes shining and gloaming: "Oh, It is such a delicious thing just to be alive—to enjoy! I am happy, happy, so happy!" Then .the years sHp Into each other. The season of joy needs no recording. On the bosom of the langorous, sea green river,, way dov. n in the ricelands of Louisiana, a little boat comes drift ing slowly, slowly. Its occupants are a man and a wom an, both young, both beautiful. They seem made for each other by the laws of nature and love. But, alas, there is ao-joy In their farce, only an unconquerable longing, a deep desire and a patient despair on his; on hers a fierce revolting against the cruel hand of destiny that is crushing her against the rack. They love, indeed, "not wisely, but tbo well." - v In all her checkered career no one ever quite understood her as this man or loved her so utterly. A mist comes over my eyes. Tho still figure on the bed had never ceased to thrill, even to the very last hour when we spoke together of this one—the tender lover who had no right to love—the friend that had through everything stood by her and shielded her as best he might, even to the bitter end. On the mantle now were delicacies of fruit and confections and sweet red roses that he had sent only yesterday. How her beautiful dying eyes had lighted up when she saw this last proof of his love, and she had murmured faintly: "True to the uttermost." But back again to the man and the woman and the boat adrift on the sun kissed river. They say good-by. They know full well the hopelessness of it all; for he is botind by an irrevocable tie; held by bonds of law when love had sickened and digd, almost ere it had a begin ning. He must renounce the heaven of her lava He must battle with life and still his pain. She must endure. Wom en and sorhe men can endure. There are flirtations, there are lov ers, there are exploits, for she was a creature who lived only on new expe riences—was so from her very baby hood. She held, her own bravely. Then oAe day she came to me with a hew glad light dp.her eyes, and said she could love again. And when I saw the man my in credulity died. He was the most beau tiful specimen of physical manhood I ever saw. The strong, fine limbs, the wonderful breadth of shoulder, the winning smile, the caressing manner, the blue-gray eyes and gold-tinted hair, the rich bloom on the milk-white skin, all were what she most delighted in. A few months of happy wooing and winning. A grand wedding. A Louis iana "across the lake" wedding, with flowers ..everywhere and music and -dancing. Ghee again, cm that night she came to me with shining eyes and cried out: "I'm happy, happy, happy!" And she who had been shielded from everything, went out into the world to meet and grapple with the agony we call living. All went well for a time.. Then came physical pain, such as she had never dreamed of—the little baba with the gold-tinted hair was born dead. Then the grind of life—the ups and downs of daily intercourse; the asso ciation of two natures heretofore dis tinct and separate. Sometimes she laughed and some times she cried. Everything was so new. She did not like the housekeep ing (she never did to the very last); the buying of the groceries always caused within her an intense feeling of disgust. Some very practical people condemned her. I never did. She was born for the ethereal things of life. Hers was a poet soul. She could no more discuss the mar ket price of butter or eggs than she c-ould tolerate the coarse or unattrac tive in nature or sj.rt. He humored her in almost everything. - And though himself a practical man of the world, perhaps he understood her far better than any of us. I know to her dying hour she always spoke of him in terms of adoring love. Just as she was trying to master the everydayisms of existence—was learn ing (and pretty aptly, too) to play the new role of housewife and the practi calities that hem the border of all do mestic life, the first fearful blow came. Her husband died after a short ill ness. At first she could not compre* bend the awfulness of it. "It could not be true." "What had he done? What had she done to deserve such a thing?" "Why was happiness again snatched from her lips just as she was about to enjoy the fullness of it?*' She wanted love and happiness here in this world. She didn't want to die in order to secure the priceless boon. Some people found it here In the very flesh. "Why should he, young and beautl fill, fill a long, narrow space in a mar ble-dotted cemetery, instead of being alive,to love her, to shield her, to be loved t" Then after the first craze of agony was .over, she foubd she must go out bi&y world and begin the fierce in the Stntgffle-for 'an existence. If she had been ordinary in any way it would have been easier. But she was attractive, beautiful. A fatal card for the women ''Who are compelled to play the.,double part of a man and woman tfifi, . , Many a time she would come In from the office with blazing eyes and burn ing cheeks: I must be "Just another new insult degenerating when a man of that caliber dareu approach me. What have I done to deserve such pun ishment? I have a right to earn my bread'without these side-thrusts com ing La me continually." i Sometimes I was almost surprised she didn't do something desperate. ThAfi one day she caane in and calmly told mo that she ,had resigned her po sitiou and would just go at her stories again. Sometimes they sold Well, and then we' "lived high;" fruit, flowers, long-tailed gowns, theater tickets and excursions up the big Mississippi and across the lake. Sometimes they were returned— stacks of them; I remember one week $ that the postman consequentially hand* ed me back nine. She would lock blue for a moment, and then laugh. She once laid she had a lot of good fun ont of herself, her ha.os ami mishaps, and would whisper dramatically, "The fate of genius!" When these hard times would come she bore them ilk! a hero—yes like a hero, for there was a truly masculine philosophy about her. But the strain after a while began to tell on a frame r.ot too strong, though she had always had perfect health. The irregular fare—for some days we had nothing at all In the little house but bread and a bit of molasses—and the uncertainty of even making ends meet; even the missing of the laughter and admiration that had been hers al ways wherever she went, told upon her. Then one day a letter came—it waa from i lie.man who had drifted with her in the boat that May day long ago. I trembled for her then—for them both. He wanted to come and see "her just once more, I knew how hungry was her heart—how barren and empty of all joy or pleasure her poor little work-a day life. I did not say one word. She got up and walked the little room many times; for not the first time of late I was struck with the change in her. She grew thinner daily; the velvet of her eyes more Intense, and they were almost abnormally large. At last she turned to me, almost de fiantly, and said: "I will let him come. I feel now that the end is not far off— the end of all things. I've suffered almost enough. Ton know this is a world of compensation. I have had so much of happiness—I don't believe any girl ever was so terribly happy; and I've had almost as much of misery— almost—not quite. Yes, I will see him again! I will snatch at joy for one brief hour. Ah, try love of long ago, my dear love of the May-time and the rippling streams and budding flowers, I will see thee once more, clasp thy dear hand and kiss thy lips. The lips that I have yearned for a touch of for years. Yes, you shall come—come soon—for T am going out into the un known. I feel it here," with her hand upon her heart. "I don't mind It at all now, love; I'm so tired, so tired"" A blinding sea of tears swept over my eyes. She had never spoken like this before—had been brave and even pa tient for her, for hers had never been a "meek and quiet spirit." Well, he came. They were alone to gether for hours. I could not rest. I knew her strange, emotional nature— her broad views ou almost every sub ject I knew him, too. Knew that he was honorable, high-minded, noble al most, but I also knew he was a man— a man of passionate sense, of poetical thought. Renunciation had been the price they paid for a love that came unbidden— came because they were counterparts. "Would they be as strong again?" After a while I heard the front door open and his departing footsteps. She came in. At first I could not look up (God forgive me for that first and only moment of doubt). I was afraid. Then she came and knelt down be side me and whispered softly, in al most the same old tone: "I'm so happy, so happy, so happy." Then she raised her face and our eyes met. Thank God! she had con quered again—conquered self—that throbbing, thrilling flesh and blood self that could live within only love's fold. * * * « * * « She was going fast now, weakening daily, but still at her desk writing, writing. Ah, say what you will, she had many a spark of genius—her thoughts were original and strong and sweet. When the end came it came quite suddenly. She had been writing all day. A half finished manuscript lay on the table before her and a sealed letter addressed to him, with the pen still in her hand (I went over to her— she had been silent so long). Just at the end of his name Rhe had become unconscious from very weakness. I lifted her up tenderly and laid her on the white lace-covered bed that had been her tender pride. Once only she roused and whispered: "Is it hard to die? I'm almost afraid—don't let go my hand." Then she murmured faint ly the two names she had loved—the names of the men who had made up her life, and sighed deeply and whis pered: "I've been so tired—I can rest now." Then a desperate clutching of my hand for a moment, as if, as she had said, she was afarid; then a sort of shudder through all her limbs; then a stillness that. I knew was death crept through the pink-draped room. I arose, like someone grown suddenly feehle and old, leaned over her and closed her eyes, and said: "Thank God." I knew that to-morrow with its agony would come for me, but for her it was over—all over—thank God.— N. O. Times Democrat Dueloi'N Know n (iood Thinf?. Congressman John Sharp Williams tells of a man in Mississippi who is a hypochondriac of the first order. This individual's failing is a source ot never ending amusement to his fellow townsmen. It was of this man that somo one humorously remarked, in an swer to a question as to how the side man was gelting on. that "he com plained that he was feeling somewhat better." Mr. Williams says that the hypo chondriac was one day telling a friend of his efforts to regain his old time health. He ran over the list of doc tors whom he had consulted. Where upon the friend remarked: "Well, old man, I must, say that, you appear to have lots of faith in doc tors." "Certainly I have," replied the sick man. "Don't you think the doctors would be foolish to let a good custom er like me die?"—N. Y. Tribune. Some Ii!** Flyer*. Of birds now in existence, probably the one with the greatest expanse of wing in proportion to the body, and with the greatest power of flight, is the frigate or man-o'-war bird. This bird apparently flies more by skill than by strength, for it has no great carrying powers. The wandering albatross, the largest of all sea bird*, Is also one ot our strongest flyers. One bird waa known to fly at least 3,160 miles in 12 days. This bird was caught, tagged, released and caught again.—Prom "Na ture and'Science" la ■St Nicholas. FARMER AND PLANTER. EXPERIENCE WITH COW PEAS. They Make Hctt.r Hay Far Balk Beef nntl Production Milk Than Anything KUf. Having spent the first flfty-two years of toy life In northern Pennsylvania and uouthern New York my acquaint ance with the cow-pea has been limit ed to the last few years. Five years ago I obtained a few bushels of seed, and in lha spring of 1399 1 put ir. three acres for hay with a wheat drill, sow ing one bushel per acre. Also 3owed one and one-half acres for seed, using the same drill, using but two hoes making the rows three feet apart. The lot for hay made only a fail growth and was cut during a hot and rainy spell of weather. I thought the hay ruined, but the cows ate it so well I took courage to try again. The one and one-naif acres for seed were cc'rivated and taken good card of, and gave thirty bushels of goo*' seed. The next year I had ten acres of pe t hay and eighty busnels of seed. Hav; tried the last two years sowing a fe >r for pasture and find they make spiel - did grazing for cows and hogs. Horsi i do not like them green. Abouf October 1, some years ago, I began feeding both cows and horsi s on the pea hay. Never saw a team pick up so quickly. Two months after I changed feed on Torses, giving them corn fodder, still continuing the pe i hay to the cows, and using the refuss* to bed them with. After a few day s it eccurred to me that perhaps th t horses would eat (lie refuse from th) cows. After feeding this once and the; heard me getting it next morning the.' showed more anxiety to get it tha:i 'ever to gei their corn. Two years ago we had a fair to good Jersey cow, fresh in December; on one gallon o! feed per day, composed of corn, buck wheat and wheat bran and what pen hay she would eat, made ten poundr of gutter per week. I have fed the different kinds of hay; from my experience 1 much prefer the cow-pea., hay to any other, both for beef arid milk. I am often asked what I fepd my horses that makes them so well. I can only answer cow-pea hay and a little corn. The last man to whom I made that answer said, 'Will they eat it" In company with several neighbors the other day, talking of cow-pea hay, one sa d, "It is bad stuff unless you have plenty of it, for if you feed to stock for a time they will not eat anything else." I find it no more trouble to cure cow pea hay than a heavy growth of any other hay. Some complain that it hangs together, so that it is hard to handle. My way is. after it is raked into windrows, with a wheel rake, to put. three rakefuls in a bunch. First fold together the middle rakeful, then either of the other turn and lay one at a time. A bunch put up in this way will pitch apart nicely in three fork fuls, and after a little experience, if to be taken off by hand, the loader need get it tangled up but little. I like them very much to grow be tween a corn and wheat crop. Think the wheat does better and looks far better without the piles of old stalks and roots all over the field. As a land renovator I consider them equal to anything I have ever tried, seem to be just the thing to precede a crop of wheat. When we plant for seed we put them In the last of June, and are never troubled with bugs unless we keep them over the second year. If we had plenty of barn room would prefer to mow them away and thresh in winter, then we could feed most of the straw. Not being so fortunate we lay a floor of plank on the ground and thresh with flails as soon as ripe. However, they will keep well in stack until next spring. Can thresh them at a cost of five cents per bushel in this way. Lately a friend told me of the suc cess some boys had threshing cow peas with an old wheat thresher. They took out all the concave teeth, then kept taking teeth out of the cylinder until only a few remained. Then suffi ciently reducing ihe motion, proceeded to thrash over 700 bushels, cleaning them nicely and not breaking any more than if they had been threshed by hand on the floor. I thought 1 had seen quite enthusias tic' in sounding praises for the cow pea, buc find neighbors getting far ahead of me in this respect. Do they pay? Yes, in every way.—Cor. Practical Farmer. They HOG PASTURE FOR THE SOUTH Field* Attacked by Root ParHiite* •m the a Good Place to '■ i Iloga Into. In many parts of the south cotton has, on account of the almost total dis appearance of vegetable matter from the soil, ceased to yield satisfactory crops of lint. In some neighborhoods a soil or root parasite has lately at tacked the crop and threatens to make It Impossible to grow cotton on such fields. What to do with the fields which can no longer grow cotton is a serious problem. Very few ootton fanners grow the bacon consumed by themselves and their hands. Still fewer grow the for age required by their stock. A natural and promising use for such sick cot ton fields is to turn them into pastures for hogs, mules and other stock. Cot ton is . commonly grown upon light, sandy loam. Such soil in the hot and drouthy climate of the cotton region will not grow the tame grasses es teemed In the north. But in Bermuda grass the southern farmer has a per ennial grase of the best quality and one that will grow upon any soil that will grow cotton. With Bermuda grass for summer and crimson clover for winter pasture, the southern farmer may have an all-the-year-round pas ture that should carry ten medium weight pigs all the time. In the United States north of Florida, Bermuda grass does not bear seed. The grass is propagated by root cut tings. Three barrel* of these will plant, one acre. The grass is so com mon along roadsides that the roots can usually be had for the gathering. A Bermuda pasture may be set at any time of the year. But early spring Is best. The field should be furrowed at about five feet apart and the root cut tings dropped Into the furrows &nd X' * ' covered two or three inches deep. A lit!* white clover and Bakhara clover seed planted at the same time will give an agreeable variety to the pas ture. The field should not be pastured until the grass has ran through the vacant spaces. If the land Is very poor, nitrate of soda at the rate of 190 pounds per acre should be applied at time of setting the grass, or as soon os growth beings. In any case an abundant supply of lime, potash and phosphoric acid must be furnished. All worn cotton soils in the upland region ace deficient in lime. Without this no clover succeed. Potash is bast sup plied to such soils la- the form of kalnit. A good foertilizer is kainit and acid phosphate in equal quantities. Of the mixture apply as a top dressing every spring about 500 pounds per acre. About September 1 of each yeaf broad cast upon the Bermuda sod about 45 pounds of crimson clover seed in chaff for each acre of pasture No coverings or preparations for the clover seed are necessary. By taking stock off from the pasture March 18 till May 15, two tons of hay can be harvested. The pasture herein described may be still further improved for hogs by broadcasting upon it about one ounce per acre of the seeds of parsley, thyme and sage—plants of which hogs are fond. The flavor of these herbs will give a "gamey" flavor to the meat. After the pasture has been for some years in use the land may be broken up and again be put into cotton if de sired. The root parasite will be starved out and the soil filled with vegetable matter which will carry through several crops of cotton. In stead of using crimson clover as above described, we may use the sand or hairy vetch. The common or Scotch vetch is also good. The spotted clovet Is excellent and is in value next to crimson clover. If cotton growers will give this plan a fair trial they will have cause to bless instead of curse the root parasite which has invaded their fields. (Crimson clover thrives only on soils receiving liberal rainfall during the winter season; Spotted clover is also fond of moisture, though not so dependent upon winter rains as crim son clover.)—Gerald McCarthy, Bot anist, North Carolina Department of Agriculture. The Movement For Cotton. Never before in the history of any farm interest has any government put: forth such efforts to protect and sup port an industry as is now seen in the work done in behalf of cotton on the part of the United States department of agriculture. Cotton diseases, in sects and improvement of seed are be ing vigorously worked upon by in vestigators and demonstrators. Not satisfied with this, Secretary Wilson has instructed for the establishment of diversification farms upon which to show the people a profitable way out of an all-cotton system. The move ment means much for the prosperity of our agriculture. Texas is the chief beneficiary at this time, because she has been the only 6u,fferer from the boll weevil, hut in lime >the whole south will see the entire system of cot ton culture vastly Unproved.—Farm and Ranch. FeeiliiiK Iloga. Whey, skim milk and buttermilk ars of great value as part of the ration for fattening swine. There is practi cally no difference in th» feeding value of skim milk and buttermilk when each is fed in prime condition. They produpe rapid and economical gains and a fine quality of bacon. The av erage of many experiments shows that 475 pounds of skim milk are equal in feeding value to 100 pounds of corn meal. Pigs will maintain their weight on pasture without making any apprecia ble gain if a half ration of grain is fed. This gain will be utilized en tirely in increasing weight. The best pasture plant for pigs is alfalfa where it will grow, while red clover, white clover, bluegrase and rape are good pasture in aliout the order named. A pasture to be satisfactory for swin« must he short anu tender. Experi ments show that an acre of other pas ture is equivalent to 2,600 pounds of grain when fed the pigs.—Blooded Stock. HERE AND THERE. —Goats, when railed for the market, can be made to yield a profit of 100 per cent, under ordinary conditons. —Keep horses Well groomed and clean and their skin will remain healthy, while the appearance of their hair will add to their value. —The cattle oountry is rapidly sur rendering to King Cotton. It is now being clearly recognized that no other plant, will withstand the dry weather and hard winds better than cotton. —Dairy farming offers proteetion against dry weathor in a large meas ure. The crops grown by dairymen can be selected for hardiness to such an extent that the flow of milk never fails. —Beef cattle, when dehorned, may be shipped a great distance with pos sibility of them Injuring one another reduced to a minimum. Owners of herds should bear this in mind when assorting calves for fu,ture market. —Rico growers of Texas and Louisi ana are making a fight against the dis crimination shown foreign rice over the southern product in northern mar kets, especially the great brewing, cen ters. —Raise the best grade of sweet po tatoes and secure the highest, market price, and in addition feel assumed that your customers will be satisfied. A stringy sweet potato which is sweet in name only is worse than tough meat or stale bread. —Possibilities for the growing of fruit trees in the southwest are un bounded. Texas alone has 8,248,358 peach trees, is planting at the rate of 1,000,000 trees a year andls now the greatest state in the Union in the num ber of trees. —It is estimated that there are six hundred kinds of weeds and grasses growing In the Mississippi valley. Sheep eat five hundred and fifty kinds, horses 82 and cattle 56 kinds. Keep at least 25 sheep on each 160-acre farm. —The profitable milk cow fits Into farm life so perfectly that she need not displace other industries. Farm work needs to be readjusted to permit smooth working and best results, but the total. Increase in labor la. not so large as the Increase In total income. m APPETIZING LUNCHEONS. The Noonday Mu' 1 Should Be Made Not Only lalatable But Attractive. Luncheon Is usually a woman's meal, as in a majority uf families the mea can only appear at the table morning and evening, says the Boston Herald. Bach being the case, it too frequently happens that mistresses allow this meal to be prepared and served in a careless, even slovenly fashion, and that the dishes are hut too palpably a rehash of previous meals. Now there is no reason why the re mains of yesterday's roast snould not serve for to-da^'s luncheon, but there is no need of serving it in an unap petizing manner; nor does it follow that because the meal is a simple ons the maid should shirk her duties or perform them in slip-shod fashion. Remnants often taste better in com bination than in their originaf form, but they should appeal to the eye as well as to the palate, while the maid who is allowed to be careless at lunch is soon likely to be equally slack at breakfast and finally at dinner. Scientists tell us we should seldom indulge in a meal of exclusively cold dishes, and one well made hot dish should always appear at the lunch ta ble. It may be only a thick soup, but, if hearty, a potato or egg salad and a cup of cocoa or chocolate will make a satisfactory meal. So many combina tions as well as omissions of courses are allolvable that there should be lit tle difficulty In planning luncheons, while the housekeeper who is fond of cooking and takes pride in originating dishes can make (his home meal her trump card without any appreciable money expenditure. If the other dishes arc not very sub stantial In character they may ba helped out by a hearty soup. Ally number of cream vegetable soups may be evolved from the following general directions: Mash the vegetable ami press through a sieve: if not sufficient ly tender, boil or steam until it can be pulped. For each cupful of pu'p make a thin white sauce with one ta blespoonful of butter, one tablespoon and a half of flour and one pint of milk. Add seasoning to taste, mix gradually with the pulp and simmer for five minutes. Serve with this crou tons or oyster crackers. In place of cream, gravy or any meat stock may be used, the flour being first browned in the butter. MODISH DRESS DETAILS. Ornamental Trifles That Lend Tone and Color to the Season's Costumes. The long chain fad shows no signs of, waning. The fancy for gold trimming on gowns and wraps continues. Banana is the term applied to a tint that suggests apricot. Fringes are a dominant note in day and evening gowns, suys the Brooklyn Eagle. Deep fringes of silk, jet, pearls and Ir idescent beads adorn both afternoon and evening dresses. Holienne is a leading material for dressy spring gowns. Bats, buttercup*, coins, fleurs-de-lys and daisies are favorite designs for but tons and ornaments. Hat pins of oxidized silver, cut jet, steel and also of enamel are much larger than they were last season. Automobile pins are very large. They resemble safety pins, are several inches in length and a small ornament appears in the upper band of the pin. The revival of jet has led to the intro duction of some quaint and occasionally grotestque designs in brooches and buckles. Gun metal, set with white stones, is a favorite medium for buckles, belt and hat pins. The fern leaf design is prominent in fine laces and also a garland pattern on the pompadour order. Enameled buckles to match belts of Bulgarian embroidery are among the novelties of the day. Flowers for millinery are very'small this season and unnatural in coloring, roses appearing in every tint of the rain bow as well as the natural shades, and other blossoms in like variety. Cut steel belt buckles and Lack pieces, ornamented with peacock eyes and feathers, are expected to prove very popular as thfc season advances. For evening wear gold and silver slip pers are in evidence. Jewelry fashioned from genuine coins Is promised popularity during the com ing season. Shantung silk tn natural color is a fa vored fabric for spring coats. Waste of Nerve Energy. So many people needlessly and reck lessly waste their nerve energy, says Medical Talk. They drum the chair or the desk with their fingers or tap the floor with their toeg. They hold their hands. They sit. In a rocking chair and rock for very dear life. If they go up stairs they make the whole body do the work that was intended only for the legs. If they write or sew they get down to it with a vengeance and con tract their brows and wrinkle their foreheads ar.d grind their teeth. If they have aii unusual iask to do they screw and contract and contortion ev ery muscle of the body, making them selves tense and rigid all over, when the work perhaps required but one set of muscles or perhaps the mind onlv, as the case might be. IVaste nerve en ergy. Frittering it away. Little things to be sure. Hut little things have a way of adding themselves up Into big things. Enterprise. ' ' I hear you have a very unique way of making people believe this is a healthy town," said the close friend. "Oh, yes," assured the land agent, "we pay the only undertaker in town to con tent himself with one meal per day." "What good does that do?" "Why, he looks so thin people think be Is starving for the lack of business." -^Chicago Daily News. Irish Wit. A gentleman riding with an Irishman came within sight of an old gallows, and to display his wit said: "Pat, do you see that?" "To be sure Oi do," replied I'at. "And wfiere would you be to-day if the gallows had its due?" "Oi'd be riding alone," replied Pat.— Minueauolis Times. HADN'T THOUGHT OF THAT. There Were Obstacles to the Free Movement of Doors That Opened Outward. There waa a man who had read that it Was safer to make the doors of all houses Uvard instead of inward, says the open ou t Imago Tribune, .. .. lie remembered it. and when he built a house of his own he had ail the outer doors hung in accordance with that idea. One bright morning in March he moved into his new home. 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