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HAYS CITY, KAN3. How would you like to be' the mail carrier? tt Those eggs from China must be of mear-storage variety. Still this Is the kind of winter we .are all supposed to like. The monorail train is the only rival the flying machine has. Ear tabs may feel heavenly, but they look like the dickens. The Furnace to the Maa;of;the House You may begin firing-whenever you are ready. Age cannot stale the infinite variety of embezzlement. An 87-year-old- em bezzler has been discovered at Rock ford. 111. In New Jersey a chrysanthemum has been picked 16 inches in diame ter. Pretty fair for a little runt like Jersey. Strawberries at one dollar a quart are on sale in Texas. The Texas shortcake must mean all the name Implies. Those anxious to escape the moving pictures can find refuge in the Coli seum at Rome. You're not allowed to see- urn there. That was indeed a grave offense for which a Chinese viceroy has been de posed misconducting the funeral of the dowager empress. A Lake Erie freighter with a cargo of flaxseed, has foundered. Many a Buffalonian with a boil on his neck will await relief in vain. A Yale alumnus offers $100,000 for an adequate remedy for tuberculosis. While appreciating his generosity it would be cheap at the price. The gold production of this coun try Just about equals the candy output. Unlike almost everything else, candy Js never subject to overproduction. ' Here is a problem pleasanter to work on than the "twice zero" enig ma: How long does it take a cake of butter to melt between two hot-buckwheat cakes? Doubtless many a married man will clip out and take home a Chicago judge's ruling that a wife has no real right to warm her cold feet on her husband's back. A woman in Milwaukee was operat ed on to remove a sponge left in her body by a careless surgeon. The first operation was evidently one of an ab sorbing nature. . According to the Charleston News and Courier a man is at his best at 33. Undoubtedly he is, only some men are 23 at 21, others not until they are 60, and some men never are 33. Government scientists are planning to rob the unripe persimmon of" its astringent qualities. Doubtless they will next try to make a palatable breakfast food out of wild oats. A divorce play which had created a sensation in Paris was a flat failure in New York. It was too much like putting on a play with the cooking of an ordinary meal as the main theme. The new administration in Turkey haa decided that Mussulman women must not appear unveiled In the streets of Constantinople. Evidently things over there have begun to slip backward again. A big batch of members of the Black Hand Is said to be planning to leave Europe for America. Some of them have been expelled from coun tries where they have been carrying on operations and are represented to be seeking a more promising field here. But our authorities have been duly warned, the immigration officials are "keeping a sharp lookout " and should the Black Handera arrive they will get anything but the glad hand. Those melancholy days have come. In some respects the saddest of "the year, when the English tailor reaches out yearningly to make the American man. There are already plates in 'the papers of the threatened British styles. Condescendingly we are told that Americans are really, though gradually, learning how-to dress. An approach to the feminine wasp waist Is .suggested in the London design as a step further In the right way. The world is full of men who would help others, in a charitable or reli gious way. but do not know Low to go abou. it. They are willing to give their money If they knew the actual need, or to lend a hand if the object of their care would be really benefited. In lieu of a definite call to duty, in which one may have absolute conudence. there Is a suggestion' to be made. w.Mct is. that a manly, upright , hope ful, righteous life is itself a powerful promoter of good in a community. - Although it is well. known that oysters are planted, it seems funny, that it is the department of agriculture" that is to inspect all the oyster beds and the stations from which the bivalves are shipped. The yearly output of oysters on the Atlantic coast is valued at nearly $20,000,000. A very great part of the trade being Interstate, the traf fic becomes subject to federal regula tion and inspection. We may expect to see the oyster swell with pride and - become more cleanly than ever in his person and surroundings as a special ward of Uncle Sam. A Cornell university professor has mathematically ascertained that the average lifetime is lengthened one year each century. This does not add much to the length of a man's life who lives less than a century. A singular 'ncident occurred In New York city other day. when a po liceman captured a suprosed burglar am. sent a bullet through his own fin ger, the uail then entering tne boay of t.u captive That suggests the old story of the gun that could shoot around a corner. Pretty THE first is in pink cashmere, and has a yoke of finely-tucked crepe-de-chine of the same color, edged with a shape piece of old rose vel vet, on which passementerie is sewn, the velvet Is carried to the waist, where it crosses slightly to the left side;. four small tucks are made each side of front below velvet. The up per part of sleeve forms a small puff, and is set to a velvet band at the el bow, then continues in a deep crepe-de-chine cuff to the wrist. Materials required: One and one fourth yards cashmere 46 inches wide, one yard velvet 18 inches wide, two and one-half yards passementerie, one and one-half yards tucked .crepe-de-chine. In the second is shown a simple morning style, that might be made in. delaine, viyella, or nuns' veiling; USEFUL AID IN ALTERING Tucks and Hems in Skirts Will Be Found Invaluable Best Way to Remove Spots. Tucks and hems in. skirts are in valuable aids in altering. If an ex tra piece of material is allowed for when making wash dresses so as to have something to piece or patch with it should be sent to the wash with the dress, at -least once- in. a "while, and hung where It will perhaps fade a lit tle, so as not to show too great a dif ference when the . time comes to use It. An extra length in children's sleeves can sometimes- be allowed when the 'sleeves are put into cuffs. The lergth being put In between the two sides of the cuff; then when lengthening is necessary, the cuff can be ripped off and set on the edge of the sleeve. v Often there are spots which wash ing will not remove from table linen or wearing apparel. Unless those things are seen at once, the stains are apparently indelibly fixed. Oxalic acid will take out most stains, but unless carefully used will remove the mate rial as well. Use a teaspoonful to a cupful of hot water dissolve thoroughly, and then hold the material either side of the stain and drop it in and take it out of the solution. Keep lifting it In and out until the stain disappears, then rinse and keep rinsing under the cold water faucet until sure that none of the add remains. The New Lamp. A new lamp for table or desk Is one with two tall brass standards or rods- held upright in a metal base. Topping, this Is a shade of opalescent or faceted glass, either in dome shape or cylindrical. In the metal base is a rack in which is a growing plant in a pot. either be gonia or gardenia, or maidenhair or other small fern. The lamp is arranged for. an elec tric bulb, gas attachment or candle. Colored shades of all kinds. In all rich reds, greens, blues and yellows, and in the more delicate pinks, greens and lavenders, are to be had for such a lamp. When to Exercise. The best time to exercise is on getting up in the morning after which you should take a rub down and your tepid or cold bath, and in the even ing, .just before going to bed. - If you wear any clothes be sure they are perfectly loose and do . not impede In any way the movements' you wish to make. . ' A Hatpin Holder. In one of the well-known little hat pin; hoders made with a glass tube and ribbon- the decoration is a long twist of green ribbon?, covering the tube and suggesting J,a' thick stem; this Is surmounted by a chrysanthe mum made of tiny fluted ribbon worked into an immense rosette the size of a real chrysanthemum and resembling that flower. Bows and loops of green ribbon surround it and suggest leaves. The hatpins are stuck In through the flower, which Is based upon a piece of bobbinette covering the top of the tube. A Pearl Bandeau. Seed, pearls are ranked among the beautiful adornments of the winter coiffure.' They are incrusted In lines or. huge flowerlike forms on a band of tulle or gauze, and the whole is a lovely ornament for the swirling lines of hair. ' ' , The bandeau . passes quite around the head low on the forehead, and is fastened under a large pearl cabochon at the right side.' where, by the way, the important-motif must appear this season. Blou groups of small tucks are made across the front, then strips of material are sewn between each group; a light de sign is embroidered at the edge of the strips; the outside of sleeve la trimmed to match, while the lower part Is tucked to fit the cuffs, which turn back and are embroidered at the edges; the collar Is of the same. Materials required: Three yards 30 inches wide. , !i: The third would , make up well in chiffon taffetas; ,it has' a yoke of tucked net, edged with narrow gal loon, two more rows trim the other part of blouse, also edge the cuffs, to which the sleeve is gathered; they are of tucked net, finished at the wrist by narrow lace. Materials required: Two yards chif fon taffetas 42 inches wide, one and one-half yards net, four yards galloon. TO BE MADE UP IN TWEED Serviceable and Exceedingly Useful Costume Most Becoming to Any ,. Woman. This Is both a smart and useful costume, and made up in tweed would be exceedingly nice. The plain skirt is trimmed at the foot by a single row of silk braid to match color of cos tume, It also edges the semi-fitting coat, which has a shaped panel front and back, continued Into curved stmps that join in with the side seam. Moire silk Is used for the long revers, which have the fastening exactly below them. Hat of black chip, trimmed vlth white ostrich feathers. Materials required: Seven and a half yards cloth 48 inches wide, 1 yard moire. . 14 dozen yards brlid, 5 yards silk for coat lining. Pique Gloves in Demand. - The pique and heavy manr ish gloves are much in demand just iow for street wear with tailored govrns. Pique is always in good taste aul is a serviceable choice. For those who prefer chamois all the year around there are extre?aely soft but thick gloves in this kid, es pecially designed for winter wear, the cblors natural and ivory white. Both tones wash if carefully done, making the wear of chamois econom ical because there is no outlay in volved for cleaning and the gloves look like new after each washirc. They wear for months, too. For the Dinner Table. A stock of common glass test tubes Is a convenience fot women who have table centerpieces or other low decor ations to arrange now and then. An attractive dinner table in a small apartment utilized, recently,'" the fern dish with pink carnations mingled with the ferns and moss. The flower stems were immersed in the test tubes, which had been sunk into the earth of the dish., The carfdle shades of the table were, of course, the sunn i shade as the flowers. . The World By FLORA FIELD (Copyright, by Short ' Higginsville's main street was hid eous, a weltry straggle of raw earth, margined by irregular, desolate de formities of buildings, but beneath this icy lid of early darkness, It took on, for the nondji, rather a homely and cosy aspect. The post office was the axle of the town's social life; it represented the political platform, the farmers stock exchange, the women's general intelligence office, the unac knowledged, subtle trysting place. This night the office was packed and steaming from vapors of a diminutive multitude and a red-hot furnace. Above the shuffle of feet and spasmod ic weave of voices, sounded the quick, rhythmic beat of stamping let ters. Clip-clap. Clip-clap. Clip-clap a sense-satisfying lightning precision. At once this noise ceased. There was an instant move forward. The small boys squirmed wildly under el bows to squint an eye against a crack or a lockbox glass. Then the slide of the general delivery window was pushed up, suddenly .revealing in a niche of light the head and shoulders of a young woman. It was a startling frame fo any face; that of the girl dealing out letters might have posed as an illuminated saint of the modern art. This girl looked a dreamer, an idealist, a soul in its last chrysalis, and not for a moment the post mistress of a Missouri village, almost within sight of the smoke of Kansas City. Yet' she was born and bred there, and her little journey into the world had been no further than to St. Louis. Her father, Attorney Culver, had been a gentleman, a scholar, and a procrastinating lawyer, with a mania for taking the measure ment of his clients' heads and deduc ing their ancestral race. When her mother, who had been a patient in valid, died, the .father followed, er ratically, as was hjs . wont, his last thought a belief that his doctor's head showed distinct tracery of the tribes of northern Asia. No provision was left. The judge secured for her the modest govern ment office. Her name was Cath arine. Above all other traits was her comprehensive and sensitive Intuition that is the flower of simple living and the sometime gift of grief. The first rush to the window ex pended Itself precipitately, the bulk of the mall was soon distributed, and the crowd thinned gradually away. Then the door opend again and a man entered. He stalked up to the win dow. He was big, he was blocked out in angular lines, as the muscular Britisher is; he was red and bronzed, somewhat . bulbous ..eyed; his clothes were a mystery of rough tweed. When he spoke, his, voice .was a pleasant scenic railway of English inflections. "Er have' you anything for Capt. Graceland er I should say, Capt. Vivian Graceland?" "Graceland er G, you know," the man said patiently. She was studying the B's. She smiled frankly. A sense of hu mor brings its own self-possession. "It might have been H, the way the English spell names," she replied. Impulsively. "How did you know I was Eng lish?" The question was humorous. She glanced through the - letters quickly. ' "There is nothing for you," she an gered, decisively. He felt a rebuke. "Thanks." he said, raising his hat slightly, and stalked out. "Have you got anything for me?" It was the Higginsville voice. She thought she could measure the in finite difference between this and the 1 other. j "Not to-night, Jim." i "You haven't looked." The Hig ginsville voice bent Itself to near a woman's gentleness. ! Catharine took the mail once more. She found a letter for Jim Wilson. j He lingered a moment, then left, swinging away with the Inevitable grace of a great strength and a glori ous youth. I When Catharine closed the office and started home, she met . him going !in the same direction, and he guarded ; her to her gate. He had waited an i hour in the cold for this. He gener ally did the sort of thing one reads j about. ( The English officer called repeated jly for mail. There were registered J epistles and miscarried letters which I acted as a bridge over - formality on I which Catharine and he met. j He told her who his people were in j England, and asked if he might call ; on his own credentials. I "Why not?" she asked, looking past him at the drug store across the way, ; where a boy was hanging a fresh - placard in the window labeled, "The Farmer's Famous Chill Cure." "Yes, you may come; you must meet Aunt Worthy of Great Painter Graphic Description of the Beauty of 1 Most Prominent of Restoration ! Ladies. j Of : all the pictures that Lely paint ed,' and of all that wondrous group of Restoration ladies who ever sat to him. Miss Hamilton, Countess of Grammont, was the finest. ' As for the picture, Lely himself "bestowed all his art upon it, ana confessed that he had raken a special delight in paint ing it." ' It is the only one he signed. Who was this wondrous lady whose portrait made such a sensation? 'She was the daughter of George Hamilton, the earl of Abercorn's son, and was 19 ;when Charles II. came to the throne. Her beauty brought her offers of mar riage from the duke of Richmond, the duke of Norfolk and the earl of Tyr connel, but she refused them all and wedded the Comte de Grammont, who Had been banished from France . for' making love to ' one of the French king's, favorites.- "When he saw her for ' the first time - at close quarters," of 'Tkiee Stories Co., Ltd.) Pattie, and then you must talk stead ily until I tell you to stop. I am starv ing to hear and learn starving." He went to the old red brick house, set in its quaint garden crusted with ice, and when he raised the brass knocker she opened the door to him graciously. The afternoon was a vivid pleasure to her; his talk was of books and travel. He told her of life in India, Japan, Egypt; his reminis cences were full, of charm and vigor. She drank in all he described, thiristily. The winter snowed itself along, and the Englishman still remained. Sev eral times he went to Texas, to St. Louis, to Kansas City, but he re turned with as little delay as possible. He sent Catharine books and boxes of roses. She had never owned anything so lovely in her life. Then he went up to Kansas City for a week, Tele grams came for him, which Jim's best friend received with long ' and tune less whistles. It got about somehow such news invariably does, and in Higginsville a telegram and a postal card were public property. A crowd in the postoffice discussed it before mail opened. "It never would er been found out on him, if he hadn't been dealin with er Missouri fool 'at hadn't no more sense than to tellygraf him about it." "He's er plum rascal, that's the truth." "That is not true." The side door of the mailroom open ed. Catharine stood in the threshold, breathless. There was a heavy quiet. ' "No, howdy you know?" asked Cy Baker. "Because he is a gentleman, not a thief; because I am his only friend here, and must speak for him." she replied. "No, he ain't come 'round you fer no good; we seen that all the time," put in another woman. "What's his intentions towards you, I'd like to know?" "I think there can be no doubt of my Intentions to Miss Culver, when I state that I asked her last night to be my wife." The Englishman had entered. His voice was the cold, pol ished tool of the world. Catharine raised her face and looked at him unseeingly. Then she shut the door and delivered the evening mail. He was waiting for her when she had finished, and without a word led her to the yellow bluff along the river A silver slip of moon hung over the girdling distances beyond. "I have not been true to much in my life'," he said, after a tense pause. His eyes were looking past all spring time. "But I will be true now to you. I have been culpably weak I care for you, you know I am not free to ask you to give me yourself. I am married." "I understand," she answered each pause widened the boundaries be tween them "it was a kind lie at the last. I thank you for it, and for the truth. Good-by." Jim found her at home an hour later." " 'Thrine," he said. "I've come to ask you if you're goin away." "No, I am not going," she answered thoughtfully. "I did believe this wasn't the place for you, somehow," he continued, "you always seemed to me like a white rose in an old brown clay bowl, here. have loved you ever since the first time I noticed the blue of the sky an the green of the trees, an' everything that was good in me has followed the whisper of your name. If my love can mean happiness to you, 'Thrine, will you take it?" She raised her hands, moving to him with tremulous wonder. Out in the garden Aunt Pattie stepped delicately along the prim path She had been digging about the lilies of the valley and pruning the moss roses, as she was fond of doing to the last hour, when the days lengthened Life in Manchuria. All through Manchuria the country people live in villages and go out from the villages to their work in the fields. In many places no dwellings are vis ible for many miles and one can al most imagine one's self among the bonanza farms of the Dakotas. There is not enough labor in the country to sow and harvest the crops and thou sands of coolies come in every year from Shantung province, receiving wages of ten to thirty cents gold per day, and swarming back to their homeland again at the approach of winter. Practically all of the farm work is done by hand tools and by the most back-breaking. of" methods. American Review of .Reviews. "Lives uv great men oft remind us where our bosses ought to find us.' we read in his "Memoirs," "he per ceived that he had seen nothing at court until this moment She was at that happy age when a woman's su preme charms commence to bloom. She bad the finest figure, the finest neck and the finest arm in the whole world though tall, gracious in all her movements. As for her complexion it had a freshness that the colors of art could not imitate." i Make Home Happy. Make the home life as happy as yot can for the children.. Many a boy goes astray, not through lack of car and training, but because home life is not made as happy as it might be Children; while they are. young and impressionable, should be surrounded with happiness. It is as essential te their well being as sunshine is to flow ers. If, as they grow up, they find that happiness is not to be bad at home they soon learn to look for if elsewhere. Home 'Chat." " WOULDN'T MAKE ANY TROUBLE Mrs. Betsey Baxter a Type of Visitor Many of Us Have Been Called on to 'Entertain. "La, now, Miss Doolittle, don't you go to a mite o trouble on my acount," said Mrs. Betsy Baxter when she ar rived unexpectedly for dinner at the home of Mrs. Dorcas Doolittle. "You know that I'm a person for whom you can just lay down an extra plate an set before me anything you happen to have in the house. If you just fry a chicken same as you would for your own folks, an make up a pan o your tea biscuits that no one can beat, an' open a glass o' your red currant jelly, an have a dish . o' your quince pre servei, an' some o that pound cake you most alius have in your cake jar you do that, an' have some pipin hot apple fritters, with hot maple syrup to go with 'em, an' some o' your good coffee an any vegetables you happen to have in the house. I like sweet po tatoes the way yon bake 'em mightily, but, la, just have anything else you happen to have. I'm one that expects an' is willin' to eat what's set before me, an' no questions asked nor fault found when I go visitin'. So don't you put yourself out a mite for me. If you have what I've mentioned an' anything else you want to have I'll be satisfied. I ain't one that cares very much about what I eat, anyhow. As the sayin is, 'any old thing' will do for me." Puck. All Tired Out. !Do you feel dull, occasionally out of sorts? Headaches and Dizziness? The fault is either with your stomach or your liver. The safe, sure and easy way to get rid of either trouble is to take NATURE'S REMEDY. Take an MR Tablet to night It will sweeten the stomach and regulate the liver, kidneys and bowels. Easy-sure to act. Get a 2fc Box. The A. H. Lewis Medicine Co.. St. Louis, Mo. Easily Distinguished. "This," remarked Mr. Cane, "is my photograph with my two French poodles. You recognize me?" "I think so," said Miss Softee. "You are the one with the hat on, are you not?" Evidently So. "What do you suppose is behind this refrigerator trust?" "A cold deal for somebody." P1I.ES CURED IJf 6 TO 14 DAYS. PA7.0 OINTMENT i s guaranteed to cure anv case of Itching. .Blind. Bleeding or Protruding Files is (to 11 day a or money refunded. 60c. Of course, a man can't help admir less he pays the freight. nOT SPOIL YOUR CTLOTHES. Use Red Cross Ball Blue and keep them white as snow. All grocers, 5c a package. Men deserve respect only as they give it. Mrtr Winsiow's Soothing Syrup. For children teething, softenB the gums, reduces tn fiammatlou, allay b pain, cures wind colli; 25c a bottle. How loafers grate upon the nerves of a busy person. - ALCOHOL-3 PER CENT AVegeteble Preparation for As similating me Food and Regula ting the Stomachs and Bowels of Promotes Dtgesh"onheerful ness and Rest.Contains neither Opium .Morphine nor Mineral Not "Narcotic AitAtUt SoIs - Worm Sfd . :Wnkrgr flavor. A perfect Remedy forConstipa- tion , Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea, Worms Convulsions .Feverish ness and LOSS OF SLEEP. Facsimile Signature of V he Centaur Compaw,. NEW YORK. "Exact Copy of Wrapper, 4i jni in ! m rim ibi rTK STEADY lor white LIGHTS- Save the Baby Use Should be gives at once when the little one coughs. 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The Burner, the Wick, the Chimney-Holder all are vkal things in a lamp; these parts of the RAYO LAMP are perfectly constructed and there is nothing known in the art of lamp-making that could add to the value of the RAYO as a light-giving device. Suitable for any room in any house. Erery d paler eyrrwnrr. If not at yours. -write aeaenpuTe areolar M iae nearest Agency ox tbe STANDARD OIL Ineorporated COMPANY WHAT'S Y6ureea!tIrortIi? You start sickness by mistreating nature and it generally shows first in the bowels and liver. A ioc box (week s treatment ) of CASCARETS will help nature help yon. They will do more using them regularly as yon need them than any medicine on Earth. Get a box today take a CASCARET tonight. Better in the morning. It's the result that makes millions take them. ggj CUT TEH OUT. mall It with yonr ad4Fs to Sterling Kerned; Co., Chicago. 111., and VTiva a handsome souvenir olU is on Boa i liXK.