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WOOING HER HUSBAND
By J. S. COYNE.
Mrs. Swandown-I hope, now, you
have come to spend a long day with
me-we shall have Buch a delightful
chat about old times-but where is
your husband? I'm dying to see him.
Why did you not bring him with you?
Mrs. Featherley-Oh, he was en
gaged-he generally is engaged.
Mrs. S.-Come, sit down. Tell me,
what is he like-is he good looking,
kind, affectionate, domestic-does he,
in short, resemble the fancy portrait
you used to draw of the man whom
you would select as your life partner?
I remember how you painted this im
aginary paragon of yours-youthful as
love-handsome a3 Adonis-brave as
a lion-gay as a summer bird-witty,
without malice, and learned, without
display-kind and affable to all, but
tender, loving and constant only to
Mrs. F. (sighs)-Ah, that was a
schoolgirl's idea: reality paints with
very different colors.
Mrs. S.-Ah, then you have discov
ered the delusions we practice on our
selves and fancy that the idol you
fancied was pure gold has proved to
be an image of common clay.
Mrs. F.-'Tis too true. We have
only been married twelve months and
already my husband treats me with
a coldness that his politeness cannot
Mrs. S.-Impossible, my dear Eu
genia, impossible! if he ever loved
Mrs. F.-He did love me-oh, most
Mrs. S.-And how have you let his
Mrs. F.-I know not-I am sure, to
please him, I have neglected the world
-his interests have engrossed all my
thoughts; the hours which a woman
of my age usually spends at her toilet,
I have given to regulating his house
Mrs. S.-Hem! Interests-house
holld-go on, my dear.
Mrs. F.-No wife ever attended more
closely to her domestic duties-to de
vote myself to them I have given up
my music, drawing and accomplish
ments-as for my economy, I have car
ried it even to my own dress, which
you see is ot the plainest description.
Mrs. S.-Plain indeed-and men, un
fortunately, are too apt to confound a
woman with her dress. Mr. Feather
ley is doubtless a man of taste.
Mrs. F.-Exquisite. And you think,
. Mrs. S-I think you have neglected
the very means by which you could
have retained his affections. Instead
of worrying him with details of house
keeping and monotonous lectures on
domestic economy you should endeav
or to charm him as you used to do, by
your wit, your gayety and your ac
complishments-sing to him, play to
him, dance with him, if he will; fas
cinate him by your graces-even
pique him by your coquetry, for these
are the cages in which we keep men's
hearts our prisoners.
Mrs. F.-How. Julia, do you recom
mend me to employ such frivolous
arts with a sensible man?
Mrs. S.-Ah, my dear, the most sen
sible men are fools where our sex is
concerned. As to those arts you call
frivolous, they are the only weapons
nature has given us; and if we em
ploy them to gain a victory why
should we neglect them to secure a
Mrs. F.-Perhaps you aro right; but
ds a wife's truth, her airection, her
virtue, to go for nothing?
Mrs. S.-Oh, no; they will always
command the respect and esteem of
a husband; but if you want to fix his
love you must employ a little artifice,
a little delicate management. Be
yourself the center of those pleasures
which attract him; surround yourself
with all that he admires, all that can
please him, and never neglect those
accomplishments which first charmed
him in you.
Mrs. F.-And then?
Mrs. S.-Then, my dear, the neglect
ed wife will become the enthroned
mistress of his heart.
Mrs. F.-But if Featherley, as I
dread, has formed an attachment else
Mrs. S-Ah, that would be serious.
Still, I see no occasion to despair of
bringing back the wanderer. I will
lay my life that your rival, if you
have one, cannot boast the graces of
mind and person which you possess
but want confidence to you.
Artist's Love at First Sight.
The great Gainsborough, the painter
of the celebrated "Stolen Duchess''
and "The Boy Blue" and many iovely
landscapes, fell in love at a glance!
He was painting a lanscape near Sud
bury, when he was interrupted in his
?work by a lady coming between him
and the sunlight. Her shadow fell
upon his work, for she was wholly
unconscious that she was interrupting
a work of a genius. Gainsborough
looked up, perhaps thinking it was a
cow that was wandering by. It hap
pened to be a very attractive woman,
with, whom the artist was instantly
smitten. She proved a very helpful
rwife, and used to save every scrap of
[work her husband did, although he
?would dash off a lovely sketch and
fling it under the table. These cast
offs brought a large sum at auction af
ter the artist's death.
Probably a Poet,
j "It is hard to be poor."
"Then if that's the case I am an
expert in at least one thing.**
"What ls that?"
! "I being poor. Being poor Is one
of the easiest things I do."
WAY BEHIND THE TIMES
By JULIA CUNEO.
Mrs. Preston felt sure that she waa
not going to like her new neighbors.
"What's the matter with them?**
asked Preston in some surprise.
"Oh. they are sort of slow and
thousands of years behind the times,"
his wife replied. "And. Tom, I do be
lieve the head of the household was
out on the back porch in his stocking
feet the other day! Just think! In
his stocking feet!"
"My! what a savage performance!"
"And. you know, they didn't have
much furniture-just some old fash
ioned things. Nothing new and mas
"Well, that may be," said Preston,
"but I'm for the old man who dares
to walk about on his own back porch
"Oh. of course, they are respectable
people," Mrs. Preston conceded.
"They surely are." said Preston.
"The mother looks like one of the
white-haired home-sweet-home kind."
Mrs. Preston hesitated a moment,
weighing honesty against femininity.
"Yes," she admitted, "the mother does
look comfy, and the two girls are rath
er pretty too."
"I haven't noticed them." remarked
Preston almost overdoing the tone of
indifference. He had to be careful
about such things, for though they had
been married for three years. Mrs.
Preston could not yet understand that
a happy marriage does not necessarily
blind a man to the existence of all
"Oh, well, perhaps it's just as well
that they are old fashioned and slow."
said his wife. "It will leave us nicely
to ourselves. I shall be pleasant and
neighborly, but nothing more."
Mrs. Preston was. The new neigh
bors seemed to love peace and quiet
too, for they passed most of their time
at home The world rolled smoothly.
One morning Mrs. Preston had a
telephone call from town. Mrs. Van
Dyke wanted her to put on her pret
tiest gown and come to luncheon to
meet two cousins of Van Dykes',
"lovely girls, and so talented." said
Mrs. Van Dyke "They live some
where in your suburb-moved in a
month or two ago. I am sure you will
enjoy knowing them."
Mrs Preston scarcely breathed. The
Van Dykes headed her Hst of friends
and the cousins were well known
young women and had a wonderful
country place somewhere or other.
She hastened to put on her newest
The gown was very becoming, but,
with the perversity peculiar to such
garments, it refused to button Itself,
and Mrs. Preston was powerless to
coerce it There was only one thing
for her to do-go over, to the new
neighbors' to be hooked up. So Mrs.
Preston went, serene in the free mas
only of woman kind.
The white haired mother did the
hooking up, praising the gown and
complimenting its wearer.
An hour later Mrs. Preston and Mrs.
Van Dyke chatted pleasantly in the
fragrantly dim restaurant while they
waited for the young women.
The hostess leaned forward. "There
they are-those two girls in the love
ly gowns, just speaking to the head
waiter. Gertrude designs all their
clothes. Aren't the girls pretty? So
often, you know, bright people are
positively ill looking."
Mrs. Preston gasped. The two
graceful giris coming toward them
were the daughters of the whited
haired woman who had hooked her
"You ought to see," murmured Mrs.
Van Dyke, "their home in the country.
It is a gem. People rave over it-and
them. Such exquisite old furniture."
Mrs. Preston sat still and vowed
many vows.-Chicago Daily News,
What's the Use?
"Unless you raise my salary $50 a
week," said the beautiful actress, "I
shall refuse to go on tonight."
"But," the manager protested, "you
have signed a contract to play during
the entire season for the salary you
are getting now."
"Do you think I care anything for
your old contract? It isn't worth the
paper it's printed on. I've been mar
ried dince I signed that contract, and
a married woman can't make a con
tract that's binding."
"Who told you that?"
"My husband. He studied law for
nearly a year."
"What's he doing now?"
"That isn't any of your busi
"Ch. isn't it? Well. ITt show yon
whether it is or not. Tour contract
pro vi (J es that you are not to get mar
ried while you are under my manage
"That just shows you that the con
tract i-; no good, doesn't it? You
soe it -udn't ke~n me from getting
"Oh, .' ish it, what's the uso of ar
guing v h a woman?"-Chicago Rec
Kniting Helps Irish Poor.
Lace and crochet making and the
knitting of golf coats are helping to
regenerate the hitherto most squalid
districts o?' -he Irish northwestern sea
board. Mcv.'o, the poorest county in
Ireland, earned ?16,377 last year by
clashes which the congested districts
board recently started to teach girls
lace and crochet making. The board
in their report issued also state, in
regard to Donegal, that "the demand
for knitted golf coats and various such
articles of clothing has Increased enor
mously during the past >^ar."
MADE UP OF HANDKERCHIEFS
Useful Bag to Hold the "Mouchoir"
May Be Fashioned in a Very
A useful handkerchief bag can be
made from two handkerchiefs. One
pretty shape has the side edges seam
ed together, while the lower ones are
laced together with ribbon. The top
is drawn up with ribbon run through
eyelet holes, and then extended into
double hangers joined by a small bow.
Another style of ftag is broad at the
bottom, where the lower edges of the
handkerchiefs are sewn together to
form a frill. From the corners lt grad
ually tapers toward the top, where it
is drawn over an embroidery ring
large enough to admit the hand. This
ring also supports the handle, which
may be of embroidered batiste or of
MAKE FILET LACE AT HOME
Few Materials and Little Skill Needed
for the Construction of This Most
"Filet lace is undoubtedly the fash
ion, nd deservedly so, for it ie one of
the n st effective of all laces," says
an article in Harper's Bazar. "With
a little patience and the expenditure
of a very small amount of time every
woman, even she who 'never could
learn to sew,' can have lovely filet, for
it is very easy to make.
"For making filet lace the only tools
needed are a good linen thread, a
frame on which to stretch the net, and
a dull needle. I always buy my ground
net, for, though not difficult to make, it
is tedious work. It ie simplv a minia
ture fish or tennis net. The only dif
ficulty is to keep the distances be
tween the knots even, but this soon
comes with practice. However, when
perfect handmade net can be bought
for very little abroad, It hardly seems
worth while to make lt I send to the
Galerie Lafayette, in Paris, for what I
use. Net four inches wide costs only
65 cents a meter, and squares suitable
for setting in linen cost from five cents
each up, according to the size. In the
department stores ia New York filet
lace four inches wide with a mediocre
design costs from four to six dollars
a yard. When one can easily make it
with a beautiful design for a few cents
a yard it seems a waste not to do so."
COMFORTER FOR BABY'S COT
Pretty Adornment Expensive to Buy,
but May Easily Be Made in the
An exclusive shop is displaying a
lovely comforter for baby which can
easily be duplicated at home. It is
of white china silk trimmed with
small pink roses. The materials re
quired for this fascinating article are
two yards of silk, three and one-half
yards of pink ribbon and one pound
of cotton batting.
Take one yard of the silk and mark
the position of the roses. Arrange
these in seven rows across the width
and 8even across the length, alternat
ing four and three roses. Start the
rows four inches from the edge.
Baste one piece of the silk to a layer
of cotton before joining the other piece.
Sew through the two pieces of silk
and the cotton at the places marked
for the roses, and neatly whipstitch
the four sides of the comforter togeth
er. To fashion the ribbon roses take
one-eighth of a yard of ribbon a half
inch in width. Turn under the edges
and crease the ribbon at the center.
Roll thy ribbon around until a center
is formed and sew firmly in position.
Swirl the remainder of the ribbon
loosely around the heart of the rose
until it is completed.
Fasten a rose securely to each place
marked on the comforter.
This is a lovely gift for the layette,
for it is extremely dainty and not diffi
cult to make. Crepe de chine or satin
may be substituted for tho silk if de
Trimming for Small Hats.
Soft and airy are thc. crowns of hats
covered with mahne or crepe. Some
times the material extends over the
entire shape. It may be placed in folds
or gathers, over both tho crown and
upper brim Sometimes a portion of
the side crown and upper brim are
covered with maline or crepe, and the
top of the crown and under brim are
of milan or hemp.
Printed crepes in oriental colors are
effectively used in the latter form.
Pipings of a contrasting color usually
head the top of the side crown cover
ing. Maline or crepe in a contrasting
color is fitted over the upper portion
of many small shapes of milan, hemp,
hair or leghorn, and sometimes this
soft material is made in a loose puff
ed effect, giving the appearance of
a soft tam-o'-shanter.
NOT III REAL NEED
Ship Subsidy "Wail" Has No
Foundation in Fact
Device by Which lt Is Sought to Hand
Over Public Money to Private
Shipowners ls Altogether
The old ahip subsidy wail is re
Hounding again. The old cry ls raised
that this nation is lost, strayed or
stolen if it does not hand over public
money to private shipowners.
?s usual, subsidy seekers profess to
be most anxious about "trade with
our neighbors of the western hemis
phere." All trade suffers from lack
of subsidies, but this trade suffers
most. Germany, France, England and
other countries are ?"strangling"
United States commerce in South and
Central America and in the Weat In
dies; and will continue strangling till
we have "our own ships."
When figures for 1912 are sorted
and added it will be found that
United States trade with South Amer
ica, Central America and the Weat
Indies waa weil above $600,000,000 for
the year. These are rock bottom fig
ures; complete returns will raise
them from 10 to 20 per cent. But on
this basts we soid the above-named
countries $250,000,000 and bought
from them $350,000,000 worth of goods
In twelve months.
For a ""strangled" trade, this is do
ing pretty well.-Chicago Journal.
Means to Guard Prosperity.
"Honest business and honest men
have nothing to fear," said the presi
dent in reference to the anti-trust bills
! which he has been instrumental ia
putting through the New Jersey legis
lature. He spoke of his work at
Trenton, but lt is safe to say that he
means to hold to the same line of ac
tion at Washington.
There is nothing the president de
sires more than prosperity, under
righteous laws faithfully administer
ed. No m?n could want . his term
darkened by business reaction and
industrial distress. Nor could any
partisan face a worse disaster to his
party than conditions which might
seem to brand lt with the responsibil
ity for hard times.
It is entirely safe to say that Wood
row Wilson will strive earnestly to
prevent anything which might fix up
on him and his party just blame for
adverse changes In legitimate busi
ness. He will seek from the outset to
make his statement concerning new
trust laws in New Jersey apply with
entire accuracy to national affairs.
Steel Trust Treason.
William E. Corey, former president
of the steel trust, has testified that
his corporation took part In an Inter
national pool to boost the price of ar
mor plate for battleships.
At the very time the steel trust was
keeping a lobby to wheedle tariff sub
sidies out of the United States gov
ernment lt was combining with for
eign corporations to cheat that gov
ernment in materials for the natioual
Any less liberal constitution than
that of the United States would call
such work treason-and would not be
The steel trust plays beggar or
highwayman with equal readiness. It
has ?ad plenty of practice in both
Just and Fair Taxation.
A tax on sugar, for example, is a
tax on a common household necessity.
As a rule, the miner eats as much
sugar as the millionaire and contrib
utes as much to the public revenue.
Ihe same thing may be said of beer,
tobacco and other luxuries and neces
sities that are of common consump
tion by rich and poor. But when by
reason of the imposition of an income
tax tiie load of indirect customs and
excise taxation may be in whole or
In part abandoned every man will
thereafter pay In proportion to his
ability That ls fair. That will cut
down the cost of living in cases where
life is hardly worth living at present
prices of necessaries.
Of course, the belated report of the
senate committee on finance in favor
of the creation of a permanent tariff
commission is not to be taken seri
ously. Neither are the reports in
favor of the establishment ot' a body
analogous to the interstate commerce
commission tor th? purpose ot' regu
lating industrial and commercial mo
nopolies. The senators are not en
gaged in th? recommendation of legis
lation which has not the remotest
chance of being considered: they are
preparing planks for future use in tho
construction of party platforms.
Inner Workings of the Tariff.
Raw silk worth $77,000,000 was im
ported free last year. Silk clothing is
taxed 60 per cent. Pig tin worth $50,
000,000 came in without paying a
cent. Tin plate is "protected" by a
duty of $24 per ton; and tin cans or
containers are taxed "not less than
50 per centum, ad valorem."
That Proverbial Beam.
Something is the matter with our
eyes when we see plainly the mote in
another's eye and don't even notice
the beam in our own.
GRACEFUL IN DESIGN
COSTUME OF GREY CHARMEUSE
Embodies All the Best Style Features
of the Season-Hat and Parasol to
Match Add Brightness to
A costume shown here of grey char
meuse must appeal to everyone of
refined taste. The style features of
the season are embodied in it, and it
Is designed along very graceful lines,
following those of the figure cleverly.
The draped skirts are bunglesome and
ungraceful except when managed care
fully. Such good management ls
shown in this case. The round neck
with turn-back collar admits a guimpe
of lace If desired. The drop shoulder
joins a small 'puffed sleeve terminating
in a turn-back cuff. The collar and
cuffs are made of brocade matching
the gown in color. The modest split
or curved seam at the left is about
anklo high. Grey silk stockings and
satin slippers are worn with the gown.
? finishing touch is shown in the hat
and parasol made to match. . They
brighten the toilette delightfully. The
hat ls of leghorn with a drapery of
checked silk and trimming of broad
velvet ribbon with a big cluster of
roses at the back. For this particu
lar gown the combination could not be
better. The silk is In black and white
check with cerise border and the roses
are in shades of cerise mounted with
broad velvet ribbon in black.
OLD CHINESE BELT BUCKLES
Among the Most Alluring of the Offer
ings in Antiques, Which Are Just
Now All the Rage.
Oblong belt buckles of ancient Chi
nese workmanship are among the al
luring offerings in antique. The buck
les of metal heavily plated with dull,
greenish gold, are set with huge cir
cles and squares of green, blue, am
ber and rose mottled quartz so highly
polished that it appears to be overlaid
with crystal. On the under side the
buckles are of the gilded metal richly
chased or engraved, and near one end
of each is a slide through which the
belt ribbon may be forced, while at
the opposite end is a broad, flat sort
of hook, which readily catches into and
holds the girdle's fabric. It is possi
ble, by joining four to six of these
buckles, to make a wonderfully unique
looking girdle of the sort now worn
with "classic"' tea gowns and with
tailored white crash or toweling
frocks. The ornaments bear the ear
marks of great age, their fine work
manship is obvious at a glance and
they are not prohibitively costly.
Few long coats are seen this spring.
A novelty cotton crepe has chenille
White and magpie veilings are the
Hemp continues to be the favorite
Lace trimmed gloves are an inter
Colors in the new silks are brighter
A few plaited skirts are seen in the
The new warp print ribbons have
dark rich grounds.
Bright green and cerise are much
used in silk hosiery.
The wearing of the huir in simple,
close styles has put the big, cumber
some hairpin that has been a favorite
for a long time quite out of favor. The
new hairpins are all email and of
curved shape, so that they fit the head
The combs that are being worn are
very light of weight and all of them
have narrow rolled tops. A narrow
comb straight across the head near
the brow is a favorite.
Amber and semi-amber combs, pins
and burettes are In the best of taste.
The light ambers are being worn by
the brunette as well as the blonde.
DR. J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
R?sidence 'Phone J7-R. Office 3.
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
OFFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
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