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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!''
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-
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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
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
(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
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
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
Give the boys a chance to take a
swim every day possible—and the
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
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
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
TUBERCULOSIS IN THE PRISON'
Per Cent, of Suffering Is Enormous
and There Seems but One
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.”
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Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets regulate
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Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take.
Do not gripe.
Statistics are almost as unsatisfac
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