Hays -City Free Press.
How would you like to be' the mail
Those eggs from China must be of
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
In New Jersey a chrysanthemum
has been picked 16 inches in diame
ter. Pretty fair for a little runt like
Strawberries at one dollar a quart
are on sale in Texas. The Texas
shortcake must mean all the name
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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. .
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.
"Graceland er G, you know," the
man said patiently. She was studying
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.
"How did you know I was Eng
lish?" The question was humorous.
She glanced through the - letters
"There is nothing for you," she an
He felt a rebuke. "Thanks." he
said, raising his hat slightly, and
"Have you got anything for me?"
It was the Higginsville voice. She
thought she could measure the in
finite difference between this and the
j "Not to-night, Jim."
i "You haven't looked." The Hig
ginsville voice bent Itself to near a
! 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
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
( 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
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,"
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,
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
"That is not true."
The side door of the mailroom open
ed. Catharine stood in the threshold,
There was a heavy quiet. '
"No, howdy you know?" asked Cy
"Because he is a gentleman, not a
thief; because I am his only friend
here, and must speak for him." she
"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
"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
"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
Jim found her at home an hour
" 'Thrine," he said. "I've come to
ask you if you're goin away."
"No, I am not going," she answered
"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.
"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
"What do you suppose is behind this
"A cold deal for somebody."
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Of course, a man can't help admir
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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
Mrtr Winsiow's Soothing Syrup.
For children teething, softenB the gums, reduces tn
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How loafers grate upon the nerves
of a busy person. -
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Doctor If the medicine is too bit
ter you might take it with a glass of
beer, but you should take it regularly,
every two hours.
Patience Only every two hours?
The swell son of the household had
just been initiated into the art of
cleaning his own teeth with the soft
little brush his mother had bought
Hearing the baby cry lustily a few
minutes later the mother ran into the
nursery, only to find the nursing bottle
on the floor and Johnny, toothbrush in
hand, leaning over the crib of the
"Oh. muvver!" he cried, anxiously,
"baby must have been borned wifout
Pa's Sleepy Day.
"Pa, what do you go to church for?"
"Why er to listen to the sermon,
"That's what I go for, but I can't
hear it 'cause you breathe so heavy."
There are imitations, don't be fooled.
There is no substitute! Tell the dealer you
want Lewis' Single Binder cigar.
What a glorious country this would
be to live in if turkeys were as easily
raised as cats!
An immediate relief for Hoarseness, Coughs, Sort
Throat, Bronchial and Asthmatic Troubles. An
article of superior merit, stiolutely free from any
Price, 25 cents, 50 cents and $J,00 per box.
Sample mailed on request.
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There are lamp that cost more, but there is no better lamp at any
price. 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
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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.
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