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AT LAS! VANS .ytShr q CmpQmu r jC4tajty year/, hDurinh Whidu, Xiffioms, odhc ftis Threatened Mlth Jddaf OsfraciJ’mJpJ/tcJfas ( Sccomc the y md Oneyhthe Reputed p/^arisifflu/ockdy' jI I 'l' Ij , Mukb of Vuxbiejuid i r P&nvtt k ' Ji TfetDuci/pss op -i NNA GOULD, ormer Coun- A tess de Castellans, Princess iW de Sagan, finally has achiev / ed the aim of years of so cial battle. She is now the f 1 j 1 \ Duchess of Talleyrand, and as such she at last becomes on e of the foremost leaders of Parisian society. Prince de Sagan is the hereditary Duke of Talleyrand. When his father died recently De Sagan became the fifth duke of that name. As the mere Prince de Sagan he was looked upon as an outsider by the highest society of the French capital. But as the Duke of Talleyrand he occupies an honored place second to none, and his duchess, the former Anna Gould, tri umphantly enters into a position which for years her millions and ef forts have failed to achieve. The Gould millions wouldn’t do it. Count Boni de Castellane’s titles wouldn't do it. The royal title of the thoroughly discredited Prince de Sa gan wouldn’t do it. But the old, aristo cratic name, Duchess of Talleyrand, opened the door. The siege of Paris, which Anna Gould started when she married Boni, is a success at last, and the Gould millions finally have the opportunity to fete the highest people in France. Social Ostracism Apparent Fate. It has been a long siege and a hafd one. Up to the present time it has appeared that it was going to he a losing one for Anna. Social ostracism has stared her in the face and out of countenance. Her original marriage, with Count Boni. proved a disappoint ment. No royal doors swung open to the Countess de Castellane, not even when the name was backed with good American dollars. The count had his own circle, but, alas and alack! it wasn’t the circle that Anna Gould had figured on entering when she became his wife. The best society of France did not receive her with acclaim, and Anna was disappointed and hurt. Perhaps it is not fair to say that this, the failure of the count’s titles to win her the position in European society that she coveted, was the cause of the rupture and final divorce between her and Boni, but it is cer tain that after the countess had dis covered that so far as social standing was concerned her position as Coun tess de Castellane was but little im proved beyond that of mere Anna Gould her respect for the dapper little count and his family began to decline. It was a shock. Boni Popular in Some Quarters. ~ “Boni?” said a certain duchess of a noble French family. “His influence among the ladies of the ballet is un questionable; he can go anywhere there. Also he is extremely popular among the jewelers and other trades men of the Rue de la Paix; he owes them all money. But could he come to my house? No, no; one really must draw the line somewhere, is it not so?” It was a cruel blow to Anna, a sur prise to the Americans “in the know r .” That dollars can buy their w T ay into any society in this country was one of the Gould maxims; and that title, no matter how much disgraced, no matter in what bad odor, would secure entree to the homes of continental aristocracy was another accepted opinion, especially when the titles were backed by a fortune such as be longed to Anna Gould. The Countess de Castellane came to Paris with Boni at her side, her father’s millions be hind her, and —so she thought—the conquest of the French capital at her feet. It was a second Invasion, but it did not meet .wuth the success that attended that of the Germans in ’7l. The rue aristocracy, proud and haugh ty with the hauteur that comes from centuries of the best blood of France, took one look at Anna through its lorgnettes, and said: “How truly unfortunate that she should have married that odious and utterly discredited Boni. With a proper husband she -would be emi nently acceptable, and —-who knows? —might in time become a craze.” Count at Least Scores Success. The count, being long accustomed to being snubbed by the society lead ers of his country, and having recog nized and accepted the position on the fringe of the half world that society had allotted to him, accepted this treatment as a matter of course, used the Gould millions to rehabilitate the Castellane castles and villas, paid some of his most pressing creditors, and started in to enjoy that part of Parisian life which was open to him and where he knew that he belonged. With his credit reestablished, his standing with restaurateurs, wine agents, jewelers, and other tradesmen once more assured, he began to cut a dash in the society to which he was accustomed. The women of the thea ter welcomed him with open arms. He -was a brilliant success. He had reconquered his part of Paris. But his part was not the part that his countess desired to enter. While Boni was flinging her money away in riotous entertainments for his latest favorites the countess remained at home, angry because the highest so ciety had not stretched forth the hand of welcome. Boni, as happy as only a 'Parisian can be with the money suffi cient to make him popular in the cap ital, could not understand Thus came the first parting of th ways. Anna grew wroth. She intimated to Boni that it was high time he began to use his influence to secure for them a fixed position in high society, it is rumored that she even intimated that ,ii might be hard for him to continue to spend money unless he adopted such a course. Boni’s Efforts of Little Effect. Like the polite and obliging French man that he was, Boni responded to the demands of his wife with a vim. He went to his most influential friends, he demanded in the name of De Castellane and the Goulet millions that they assist him in securing en tree for his countess among the best people. They likewise responded with great willingness. A few minor duch esses were influenced to give balls and receptions in honor of the American heiress. Anna herself gave gorgeous affairs. It was a strenuous siege. The Gould money flowed like water, hut its flow was not sufficient to wipe away the barrier that society had erected against the assaults of Boni Anna gave up the fight, and soon after rumors of differences between herseli and the count began to be known. The eventual result of these differ ences the world knows. Disappointed in Boni as a man and as a titled being, the countess began to devote herself to their two children. Boni, quite content with such an arrangement, went elsewhere. The pretense of a home was kept up; but Boni and Anna had ceased to beman and wife. At the same time the countess gave up for the time being her siege of Paris and lived a quiet, uneventful existence until the De Sagan affair. This was the second stage in the new siege of Paris. The Prince de Sagan, being Boni’s own cousin, was one of the persons who strove to as sist Anna in breaking through the barrier of reserve that hedges around French aristocracy. He was one of those who heeded Boni’s appeal and used such influence as he had to force from his friends invitations to the new countess. And it was his hearty ef forts along this line, his sympathy for the countess struggling for recogni tion under the handicap of Boni’s repu tation, that first won him the regard of Anna. Way Cleared for His Courtship. “After all,” said he, “what is social eminence but to be a shining mark for the misfortunes that attend the mighty? Were it not better, more conducive to happiness, for two souls between whom exists a mutual bond to make their own happiness without troubling about society. Two hearts that understand one another, alone in a villa in the country, away from such sordid self-seeking as exists in this city—ah! such is the ideal existence.” Little by little the countess began to think that way, too. At the same time it is said that she never over looked the fact that the Prince de Sagan, even if he was in debt up to his ears, was in infinitely better stand ing that poor Boni de Castellane. There were at least a few of the high houses in Paris open to the prince; they were all shut to Boni. Again, it w r as said that De Sagan, while no an gel, was a better man than Boni. He was esteemed and respected by many worthy people. Would it not be pos sible, with the De Sagan holdings and titles rehabilitated by her money, once more to lay siege to Paris —and win? Why not? It had only been Boni’s reputation that had kept her from at taining her heart’s desire—social lead ership in the capittal. Behind him her money had been useless. But with De Sagan, how different it might bo. The subsequent courtship of the prince, his fight with Boni, Anna’s flight 10 America, the prince’s follow ing, the strenuous objections of Anna’s brother, and the sudden mar riage of the Prince and Anna while the scandal of the affair was at white heat, all are well known to every newspaper reader in the world. The couple went to Italy to spend their honeymoon. After a stay they re turned to Paris. And then came shock No. 2 for Anna, now Princess de Sagan. SocTety Open in Its Disapproval. To her amazement the social lead ers of Paris had been shocked at her affair with De Sagan. The aristocrats, considered the most lenient in the world in matters matrimonial, did not approve of the divorce and remarriage under the circumstances. They went further than before; they made no effort to hide the fact that for their actions the Prince and Princess do Sagan had been sent to social Coven try. The birth of a child to the pair did little to soften the attitude of the haughty toward them. They still -were outcasts from the highest walks of Paris. Then the prince’s father, the Duke of Talleyrand, died. The prince inher ited the (title. The inheritance brought nothing else with it, for the old duke long had been in hopeless debt and had existed on a pitiful allowance of $5,000 a year. But the title —ah, that was the thing. It opened doors that nothing else could force. “The Duke and Duchess of Talley rand,” announced the footmen, and society’s portals opened and they walked right in. For the title Duchess of Talleyrand is one of the proudest in all Europe, and she who bears it must be acknowledged a social queen, no matter what has gone before. The title was first given to the great Tal leyrand, and since his time all its bearers have been persona grata even with the proverbial crowned heads of Europe. So Anna Gould has triumphed at last. What Jay Gould’s millions could not do, what the successive titles of countess and princess could not do, the death of an old man, and the sub sequent inheritance of a title by his son, has accomplished. The siege of Paris becomes a victory, and Anna today is one of the foremost leaders of Parisian society. “Hail, the Duchess of Talleyrand!'' ROAD“"“E\RM GOOD PLANS FOR CORNCRIB May Be Used for Other Grain as Needed and Is Not Expensive —Gives Fullest Protection. In detailing plans for a crib to bold 1,200 bushels of corn, D. P. Barry, wri ting in Rural New Yorker, says: Such a building must contain 3,000 cubic feet of space and support a weight of 42 tons. The desideratum In a corncrib is ventilation. A build ing to contain 3.000 cubic feet of apace should be 12 feet wide, 24 feet long and 10 feet between Joists. The foundation should be pins of concrete, and pyramidal, 1 by 2 feet on the top, five feet apart on the sides, three feet apart on ends. The center wall should be continuous, and may be of rough stone laid up rough ly in mortar. Good foundations should be sought for. Stones with sharp an- If |\ jk\ TANARUS: JM ...U D—■ 1!; / P=* t=i .; , . .xy- r Plan for a Corncrib. fles weighing five to six pounds may be used in the pins; there should be an inch of matrix outside all stones. Put the forms together ■with screws and inch lumber planed. Lubricate the forms with soft soap before fill ing; loosen screws to remove. Sills should be 6 by 6 inches, joists 2 by 8 Inches, 12 feet 8 inches; studding 4 by 4 inches by 11 feet; plates and rafters 2 by 4 inches; plates should be doubled. Place the poists on top of sills and set studding well toed to sills, 18-inch on centers, and thorough ly spike joists to studding. See Pig. 472, A. The upper tie joists may be 1 by 6 inches, well nailed under plate to studding. All material thus far preferably hemlock. Pieces same width as joists should be nicely nailed on studding between joists on sill to prevent rats getting on sill from in side, Fig. 472. The floor should be of 14 gauge perforated iron, or lay one-half inch mesh wire on the joists and lay floor over this. The perfor ated sheets would furnish ventilation. On inside of studding nail one-quarter inch mesh wire cloth, 11 to 12 gauge, ■with light wire staples, from floor to plate all over the inside except at openings. Between the studding cut in strips all around and to the top, one-half by 5 y 2 Inch, beveled on edges to a mi ter. These strips should he set at an angle of 45 degrees and may be three Inches apart. Use window blinds for model. Cut gains one-quarter by one half inch in sides of studding. See Fig. 472, B. Put strips in place and toe -with sixpenny nails. Strips and studding should be surfaced, and may be set up in pairs and painted before being nailed in place. It will be im possible to drive rain over these. Put a shelf high enough from the bottom bo two widths of one-half inch mesh wire screen will reach it; put shelf all around at same angle as ventilator slats. Rats cannot climb over it. Put openings above shelf for shoveling in the corn. Doors may be placed on sides or ends; rat-proof by using -wire cloth or perforated sheets. This building may be used for other grain by simply lining with building paper as may be needed. This is not an expensive structure, but will give the fullest protection. GOOD ROADS ARE VALUABLE. German Farmer Gives His Views on Question That Interests Every Agriculturist. (By HOWARD H. GROSS.) A sturdy clear-headed German, in speaking of good roads, said: “My farm is ten miles from She boygan; if it was only five miles it would be worth $lO.OO more an acre. If I had a good hard road all the way I could go to Sheboygan whenever I wanted to and haul twice as much. So a good road would be just as good for me as if I lived five miles out with a bad road. So that’s why I go in for a good road. Sure it will cost money but so does everything else worth having.” Bad roads and the extra cost of do ing business over them would bank rupt almost any country except ours. We have the worst roads on earth and yet we are better able to have good ones than any other people. When we wake up and take hold of this question at the right end, we will get results. We need both state and national aid and to build permanent roads by bond issues and let the next generation help pay the bill. If this Is done we can have good roads with very little increase in taxation. LADDER THAT WILL COLLAPSE As Arranged by Illinois Man Steps Fold Up and Permit Sides to Be Drawn Together. There are several forms of collap sible ladders, but that shown In the illustration seems to be the most In genious yet. It was Invented by an Illinois man. The sides of the ladder, or the stiles, have recesses along Ladder Will Collapse. their Inner edges In which the steps fit and into which they can be fold ed. The steps themselves are hinged in the center with the form of bingo that opens only one way. When the ladder is In use and the steps are flat tened out they are quite as safe as if they were of a solid piece. When the stiles are pressed together the steps break and fold Into two parts, each part fitting into the recess along the side of the stiles and giving the ladder the appearance of a couple of planks laid side by side. The back supports of this ladder and the side pieces con necting them with the stiles are also jointed and can be folded Into a very small compass. Though this appar atus is perfectly safe it takes up no more room when collapsed than a four inch plank of the same length. NO MOSQUITOES BREED HERE One Barrel of Water May Be Breeding Place for Enough Insects to Infest Entire Farm. ♦ Keep your rainbarrel covered. One barrel may be the breeding place for No Mosquitoes Here. enough mosquitoes to infest a whole neighborhood or the entire farm. That malaria Is caused by a certain type of mosquito has been proved beyond a doubt; without the pests no such sickness would exist. Home-Made Water Cooler. A good home-made water cooler may be made as follows: Take a su gar barrel and put straw in the bot tom, on this place a large stone jar and pack around with straw. On the cover of the jar place a wet cloth and then cover the barrel. Nice cool wa ter where the men are working will be appreciated during the summer. Peas will sprout at 45 degrees. Cheap seed is often the most ex pensive. Always plant the best seed you can get for every crop. Good time to cut out the poison Ivy. It’s almost a crime to allow it to grow anywhere. Give the boys a chance to take a swim every day possible—and the horses too. Do not let any pickles ripen as long as more are desired for pickles, for the vines stop bearing. After the hay is off the meadow we can see its thin spaces better. Get busy with the manure spreader. Make sowings once a week of such quick-raising vegetables as lettuce and radishes, to insure a continuous succes sion. Smilax does not need sunshine. It requires a soil of sandy loam, should be watered freely and kept in a warm place. Cucumbers for pickles should be picked every alternate day at least. Cut them but never pull them off, as the vines are liable to be injured. Why do so few farmers raise asparagus for family use? It is very little trouble; once planted it remains indefinitely and never falls to brinfe a crop. Machinery used during the summer harvest should not be allowed to stand out in the fields. If it has not yet been placed under cover it is high time that it is placed there now. One may have green corn until frost comes if care is taken to plant va rieties which come to the eating stage at different times, or early sorts may be planted every ten days until August TUBERCULOSIS IN THE PRISON' Per Cent, of Suffering Is Enormous and There Seems but One Remedy. From several investigations that have been made by the National As sociation for the Study and Preven tion of Tuberculosis it is estimated that on an average about 15 per cent of the prison population of th#. country is afflicted with tuberculosis. On this basis, out of the 80,000 prison ers housed in the penal institutions of the United States at any given time, no less than 12,000 are infected with the disease. If *he Philippine Islands and other insular possessions, were taken into consideration the number would be much larger. Somo of the prisons of Pennsylvania, Kan sas and Ohio show such shocking con ditions with reference to tuberculosisj that many wardens admit that these places of detention are death traps. Similar conditions could be found ini almost every state, and in the major ity of cases the only sure remedy is, the destruction of the old buildings and the erection of new ones. LEG A MASS OF HUMOR “About seven years ago a small abrasion appeared on my right Just above my ankle. It irritated mo so that I began to scratch it, and It began to spread until my leg from my ankle to the knee was one solid scale like a scab. The irritation was always worse at night and would not allow me to sleep, or my wife either, and it was completely undermining our health. I lost fifty pounds in weight and was almost out of my mind with pain and chagrin as no matter where the irritation came, at work, on tho street or in the presence of company, I would have to scratch it until I had the blood running down into my shoe. I simply cannot describe my suffer ing during those seVen years. Tho pain, mortification, loss of sleep, both to myself and wife is simply inde scribable on paper and one has to ex perience it to know what it is. “I tried all kinds of doctors and rem edies but I might as ■well have thrown my money down a sewer. They would dry up for a little while and fill me with hope only to break out again just as bad if not worse. I had given up hope of ever being cured when I was Induced by my wife to give th© Outl cura Remedies a trial. After taking the Cuticura Remedies for a little whib I began to see a change, and after taking a dozen bottles of Cuti cura Resolvent in conjunction with the Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Oint ment, the trouble had entirely disap peared and my leg was as fine as the day I was born. Now after a lapse of six months with no signs of a recur rence I feel perfectly safe in extend ing to you my heartfelt thanks for tho good the Cuticura Remedies have done for me. I shall always recommend them to my friends. W. H. White, 312 E. Cabot St., Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 4 and Apr. IS, 1909.” Good intentions are always hot stuff; that is why they are used for paving material in a certain locality. Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets regulate and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take. Do not gripe. Statistics are almost as unsatisfac tory as facts are stubborn. Milwaukee Directory DIIDDCD CTAUDQ BTRNCILB. 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