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nr FLOYD LIVINGSTON CHAPTER XXlll.—(Continued.! But Bill's entreaties were all in vain, and ids distress was at its height when fortunately his thoughts were diverted in another channel. At a sudden turn of the road a gust of wind lifted the old palm-leaf from his woolly head, and carried it far away. “Now. dear mars’r,” said Bill, laying nis hand on that of Mr. Delafield, “you’ll sartin let ’em breathe while I picks up-my hat, ’cane you see How’ll you look gwine into town wid ine bareheaded.” Glancing over hrs shoulder. Mr. Dela field saw the hat away over the fields, and quietly taking a bill from his pocket and placing it in the negro's hand, lie re plied. “That will buy you five such hats.” “Yes, but de bosses, de bosses!” ex claimed Bill, almost frantically. "Don’t you see Ferd is gwine to gin out?” * Mr. Delafield feared so. too, and more to himself thac to his servant, he said, “perhaps the c: rs will be behind rime —they usually are.” Without considering tl e consequence, Bill answered. “No. they won’t; ’case I hear how they hired an engineer who drives all afore him —gits ahead of de time a:i’ all dat.” The next minute he repented a speech whose disastrous effects he foresaw, and he was about to deny it as a fabrica tion of his own brain, when his master, who really saw signs of lagging in the nervous, fiery Ferd, said, “Bill, you have a peculiar whistle with which you spur up the horses. Make it now; Ferd has run himself almost down.” As they approached the town, they heard a heavy, rumbling sound. It was the roll of the cars in the distance. A f ew more mad plunges and the horses reached the depot, covered with foam ami frothing at the mouth, just as the train was moving slowly away. With one pitying farewell glance at his dying grays, Mr. Delafield exclaimed, “Cut the harness instantly,” and then with a hound bound sprang upon the platform, which he reached just as BiH called af ter him in mournful accents, “Ferd’s dead, m rs’r, Ferd is.” But littie cared he for that. Rosa Lee was to be overtaken, and to accomplish this, he would willingly have sacrificed every horse of which he was owner, even were they twice as valuable as the dap pled grays. Mr. Delafield. with closely knit brows and compressed lips, sat musing in the car of the time when Rosa Lee would be his wife. They were about half way befweeu Augusta and Charleston and go ing at great speed, when suddenly at a short curve there was a violent commo tion —the passengers were pitched for ward and backward, while the engine plunged down a steep embankment, throwing the train from the track, and dragging after it the baggage car, which in some way became detached from the rest. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt except Mr. Delafield. whose injuries were simply mental, as he knew this ac cident would probably detain them for many hours. The sun had long been sot and the stars were shining brightly ere they were able to proceed, afid it was after midnight when they at last reached Charleston. Driving immediately to the landing, Mr. Delafield, to his great joy. found that the steamer bound for New York still lay at the wharf and would not start until morning. But was Itosa Lee on board? That was a question which puzzled him, and as there was no way of satisfying himself until morn ing. he sat down in one of the state rooms and rather impatiently awaited the dawn of day. ****• The hurry, the confusion and the ex citement of starting was over. We were out upon the deep blue sea, and from the window of my state room I watched the distant shore as it slowly receded from view, and felt that I was leaving the laud of sunlight and flowers. Notwithstand ing the fatiguing journey of the previous day, I was better this morning than 1 had been for many months before, for I had slept quietly through the night. >n hour or two after breakfast Char lie came to me with a very peculiar ex pression in his face, and asked me fo go U|>on deck, saying the fresh breeze would do me good. 1 consented willingly, and j Throwing on my shawl and a simple Leg- | horn hat which had been of ranch service to ; u“ at Cedar Grove. and which Mr. I>el if.eld had often said was very becom ing. I went out with Charlie, who led me to the rear of the boat, where he said we were not so liable to be disturb ed. Seating me upon a small settee, lie asked to lie exoused for a few moments, saying 1 should not be long alone. The motion of the boat produced a slight diz ziness in my head, and leaning my elbow upon the arm of the settee, 1 shaded my eyes v.-'h mv hand and sat lost in thought until 1 heard the sound of a footstep. “It was Charlie.” I said, so 1 did not look up. even when he sat down by my side and wound his arm round me. wrap ping my shawl closer together, oh. so gently! “Charlie is very tender of me since my sickness,’ I thought, and much ! loved that he should thus caress me. It thrilled me strangely, bringing back to my mind the night when I sat in tbe I vine wreathed arbor, where I should uev- j er sit again. For a moment there was perfect si- j lence, and I could hear the beating of ! Charlie’s heart. Then leaning forward and removing my hand from my eyes. ; lie p.essvd a kiss upon my lips and wliis- j pon-d ,i> he did >o. "My own Itosa!” j Ouce. when 1 was apparently dying, the sound of that voice had called me j back to life, and now with a cry of joy 1 sprang to my feet, and turning round. sP and face to face with Richard Delatield, who. stretching his arms toward me. j said, to u.;. b s. m. Rosa. Hence- i forth it is your resting place.” The shock was too much for me in my 1 weak state. A faiutucss stole over me, ! and if 1 obeyed his comtuaud. it was be- j cause l could not help it. When 1 re turned to consciousness, Richard's arms were around me, and my head was rest- i ing upon his bosom, while he whispered to me words which I leave to the imag ination, as I dare not give them to the world, lest b —Uncle Pick 1 call hint— should be a gry iu his way. and l have learned to be a very little afraid of him since that morning when on board the steamer “IViphine" we sat and talked together of the past. Wonderingly 1 listened while he tole me how long he had loved me; b%>w it had i tilled his heart with bitter griaf when he saw me about to marry another; how his sister had deceived him or lie shon.d have spoken to me then; and how. In a moment of temptation, when he stood over my pillow, he had asked that l might die. for he would far rather *hat I death should le liis rival than a fellow- 1 man. Then as he thought how near I had been to the dark valley he shudder ingly drew me closer to his side and told me how he had wondered at Dr. Clay ton's leaving me so abruptly, and how sometimes, when a ray of hope was be ginning to dawn upon him. it had been chilled by my maimer, which he uow un derstood. “You cannot conceive.” said he in con clusion. “what my feelings were jester morn when 1 bade you adieu, nor yet can you comprehend the overwhelming delight I experienced when I read that letter aad felt that you would at last be mine” Wbm he had ceased to speak. I took up the story and told him of all my own feelings, and that nothing would ever have induced me to think for a moment of becoming Dr. Clayton’s wife but the belief that he was engaged to Ada, a story which I told him hia sister affirm ed when I went to her for counsel. “And so Angeline played a doable part,” said he, sighing deeply. “1 never thought she could tie guilty of so much deception, though I have al.vays known she was averse to my marrying any one,” Of Ada lie said that neTer for a moment had he boon engaged to her. "She is to me like a sister,” said he, "and though 1 know she has many faults, 1 am greatly attached to her. for we have lived together many years. She was com mitted to my care by her father, and I shun always lie faithful to my trust. And if. dear Rosa, in the future, circum stances should render it necessary for her to live with us. shall yen object? She cannot harm you now.” He had talked to me m'.ch of his love, hut not a word before I tad lie said of my sharing his home at Magnolia Grove, so I rather eoqnettishly answered, “You talk of my living with you as a settled matter, and still you have not asked me if I would.” A shadow for a moment darkened Lis face, and then with a very quizzical ex pression he made me a formal offer of himself and fortune, asking me pointed y if I would accept it, and—and—well, of course I did what my readers Kne.v I would do when I first told them of the dark man at the theater—l said “yes,” and promised to return with him to Mag nolia Grove as soon as my health would permit, which he was positive would lie in a very few weeks, for he should be my daily physician, and “love,” he said, “would work miracles.” Thus, you see, we were engaged— Richard and I. CHAPTER XXIV. Over the New England hills the hazy light of a most glorious Indian summer was shining, while the forest trees, hi their gorgeous array of crimson and gold, lifted their tall heads as proudly as if they heard not in the distance the voice of coming sorrows aid the sighing of winter wind' . Toe birds had flown to their South m home, where 1 fondly hoped to meet them, for I was to he a bride—Richard's bride —and the day for my bridal had come. We had been ev erywhere—Richard and I—all over the old Sunny Bank farm, sacred to me for the many hallowed associations which clustered round it, and very, very dear to him because it was my childhood’s home. So he told me when we stood for the last tftne lieneath the spreading grape vine, and I pointed out to him the place where, years before. I had lain in the long green grass and wept over the fickleness of one who was naught to me now save a near friend. Together we had sat in the old brown school house—he in the big arm chair, and I—but no matter where Isa I told him of the little romping girl with yellow hair, who had there first learned to con the alphabet and to trace on the gayly colored maps the boundary of Georgia, little dreaming that her home would one day be there. Then when I showed him the bench where I had lain when the faintness came over me, he wound his arm closer around me—though wherefore I do not know. Together, too, we had gone over the old farm house, he lingering longest in the room where I was born, and when he thought I didn’t see him. gathering a withered leaf from tlie rose bush which grew beneath the window, and which I told him I had planted when a littie girl. For a few days we lingered at m,v mother’s fireside, and then, with the fall of the first snowflake, we left for our Southern home; Richard promising my mother, who was loath to give me up. that when the summer birds caine back and the roses were blooming again by the door, he would bring his Rosa to breathe once more the air of her native hills. We stopped at New Y’ork, Phila delphia, Baltimore and Washington, and it was not until the holidays were pass id that we landed at last at Charleston and took the cars for Chester, which we reached about dark. With a loud cry of joy. Bill, who was waiting for us, welcomed back his mas | ter. and then almost crushing my fingers I i:i his big black hand, said, with a sly I wink, which he meant should he very ex pressive. “I know now what mars’r killed deni bosses for!” at the same time mak ing some apology for the really sorry looking animals he was compelled to drive in the place of the deceased Ferdi nand and Frederic. As we drove through the town. 1 could not help contrasting my present feelings with those of the year before, when I thought 1 was leav ing it forever. Then, weary, sick and wretched. I had looked through blinding tears toward Magnolia Grove, which was now my home, while at my side, with his arm round me. was its owner— my husband. “You tremble. Rosa.” said he. as we drew near the house, and he hade me be calmer, saying the meeting lietween my self and his sister would soon lie over. But it was not that which I dreaded. It was the presentation to his servants, to whom 1 bore the formidable relation of mistress, and for whose good opinion ; 1 cared far more than I did for that of ! the haughty Mrs. lamsing. Something I like this I said to Richard, who assured j me that Isis household would love me be | cause I was his wife, if for no other rev ; sob. and thus 1 found it to be. As ive j drove into the yard, we were surprised iat seeing the house brilliantly lighted, j while through the open windows for-ns Jof many persons were seen moving to l and fro. In n displeased tone of voice Richard said. “It is Angeline’s work, and 1 do | not like it. for you need rest, and are too ! much fatigued to see any one to-night, j but 1 suppose it cannot be avoided. Ho, ! lJill.” he called to the driver, "who is here?” “Some ob de quality.” answered Bill, adding that "Miss Angeline done ’vite ! ’em to see de bride.” ”£i.e might at least have consulted my [ wishes." said Richard, while my heart i sunk within me at being obliged to ui *?t ; stranger in mj- jaded condition. Mrs. Lansing, it seems, had in her ; mind n new piano for Lina, their pres : cut one being rather old-fashioned, end as the surest means of pr -curing out. she thought to please her brother by noticing t h:s bride. So in her zeai she rather over did the natter, inviting many of the vil- I lagers, some oi whom were friendly to ' ice and some were not, though all. 1 be j iievc. felt carious to see how the ”p!e --| iwiiui”—thus Ada termed me—would de i mean herself as tbe wife of a Southern ■ planter. Dusky faces, with white, shining eyes. • peered round the corner of the building as the carriage stopped before the door, : and more than one whisper reached me. j “Hat's she —de new miss, dat mars’r's I liftin’ so keerfnOy.” I'non the piazza stood Mrs. Lansing, i her faop wreathed in smiles, while at her side, in flowing white muslin, were Ad.' ! and Lie a. the former of whom sprung j gayly down the steps, and with well | feigned joy threw herself into the arms i of her guardian, who. after kissing her . iffc-d'i*t*ly. presented her to me. My -1 ing. “Will Ada be a sister to my wife?” “Anything for your sake.” answered j Ada. with rather more emphasis on your j than was quite pleasing to me. 1 Mrs. Lansing came next, and there ■ was something of hauteur in her manner ■ as she advanced, for much as she desired j to please her brother, she wa* not yet fully prepared to meet me as an equaL i But Richard knew the avenue to her ■ heart, and a* he placed my band in hers he said. “For the sake of Jessie you will love my bride. 1 am sure.” This party was followed by many more, and ere I was aware of it, Mr*. Richard Delafield was quite a l*dle— what slie said, what she iLd, and what she wore being pronounced au fait by I the fashionables of Chester. Upon all i this Ada looked jealously, never allow ing an opportunity to pass without speak ing slightingly of me. though always care | ful that Richard should nof know of it. ! In his presence she was vastly kind, sit ting at my feet, calling me “aanty,” and treating me as if 1 had been twenty years her senior. Toward the middle of August, Invita tions came for us to attend a large wed ding in Charleston. 1 was exceedingly anxious to go, having heard much of the bride, who was a distant relative of my husband, and though both he and Mrs. Lansing raised every conceivable objec tion to my leaving home, I adroitly put aside all their arguments, and ere Rich ard fully realized that he had been eoax ed hno doing something he had fully de termined not to do, we were rattling along in a dusty Charleston omnibus to ward one of the largest hotels, where rooms had been engaged for us. The morning after our arrival, I went into the public parlor, and a : . I seated my self at the piano I saw jnst across the room, near au open window, a quiet, intelligent looking lady, twen ty-six or tn-onty-eeven y- irs of age, and neat tier, sporting upon .lie carpet, was i‘ beautiful little girl, with flowing curls j and soft, t.ark eyes, whi.h instantly riv eted my attention, they were so like sometlrng I had seeu bet ire. At tf.e round of the music site came to my side. listened attentively, and when 1 had finished, si;? laid one white, chub by hand on my lap and the other on the keys, saying, “Please play again; Rosa like to bear you.” “And so your name is Rosa?” I an swered; “Rosa what?” “Rosa Lee Clayton, and that’s my new ma,” she replied, pointing toward the lady, whose usually pale chock was for an instant suffused with a blush sacn as brides only wear. I knew now why I had felt interested fn the child. It was the father whom I saw looking at me througli the eyes of brown, and taking the little- creature in my arms, I was about to question her of her sire, when an increasing glow on the lady's cheek and a footstep in the hall told me he was coming. The next moment he stood before me —l)r. Clayton—his face perfectly unruf fled and wearing an expression of con tent, at least, if not perfect happiness. I was conscious of a faintness stealing over me, but by a strong effort I shook it off, and rising to my feet, I offered him my hand, which he pressed, saying, “This is indeed a surprise, Itosa—l beg your pardon. Mrs. Delafield. I suppose?” I nodded in the affirmative, and was about to say something more, when an other footstep approached, and my hus band’s tall figure darkened five doorway. For an instant they both turned pale, and Dr. Clayton grasped the piano nerv ously; but the shick soon passed away, and then as friend meets friend after a brief separation, so met these two men. who but the year before hud watch-*! together over my pillow, praying the one that I might live, and the other that I might die. ♦ ♦**•** The fervid heat of summer has passed, and the hazy light winch betokens the fall of the leaf has come. On the north ern hills, they say, the November snows have already fallen, but we are still bask ing in the soft sunlight if a most glorious autumn; and as I write, the south wind comes in through the ii>en window, whis pering to me of the fading flowers, whose perfume it gathered as it floated along. Just opposite me, in a willow efiair, with her head buried in a towering turban of royal purple, sits Juno, a middle-aged woman, nodding to the breeze, which oc casionally brushes past her so fast that she lazily opens her eyes, and with her long-heeled foot gives a jog to the rose wood crib wherein lies a little tiny thing which was left here five weeks ago to day. Oh, how odd and funny it seemed when Richard first laid on m.v arm a lit tle bundle of cambric and lace, and whis pered in my ear, “Would you like to see our baby?” Jessie was she baptized, Mrs. Lan sing’s tears falling like rain on the face of the unconscious child, which she fold ed to her bosom as tenderly as if it had indeed been her own lost Jessie come back to her again. Upon Ada the arrival of the stranger produced a novel effect, overwhelming he" with such a load of modesty that she kept out of Richard’s way nearly two wi°ks, and never once came to see me until I was sitting up in my merino morning gown, which she had embroidered for me herself. Ada Iras a very nice sense of propriety. There is a rustling in ihe crib —the baby is waking, and at my request Juno brings her to me. say.ng ns she lays her on my lap. “She's the berry pictur’ of t’other Jessie,” and ns her soft blue eyes unclose and my hand rests on her early hair, which begins to look golden in the sunlU,nt, i. too, think the same, and with a throbbing heart I pray the Father to save her from the early death which came to our lost darling, “Jessie, the Angel of The Pineß.” (The end.! “No Rick Comiiig." A railroad engineer who has been in the service so many years that his hair ! has grown iron gray and his visage as I stern as a vvairiot’s while Ik- has driven I his iron monster over the parallels of i iron, recently experienced his 3ret col lision. lie came out of it with a bud'y demolished engine and a sutfidentjy smashed-up leg for any occasion. The surgeons took him iu charge and by dint of splints, bandages, skill and patience saved his injured limb and got it on the road to recovery. The other day he walked out tor the first time, and as he hobbled along on crutches, the injured member looking very unwieldy indeed, a friend hailed him with: “Hello. Jim! tow s that leg J of yours getting along?” The veteran has gray eyes, as clear and penetrating as a youth’s, and they twinkled with a tonie effect as he said, laconically: “Oh, I can’t kick.”—New York Times. Promised to Tell Urldget. A young matron, whes** finish ap pearance sometimes subjects her to the persecutions of impudent strangers, neatly rebuked one of those public nuisances on an elevated railroad train recently. He was dressed in a style that he regarded as very “fetch ing." and he ogled tbe young woman persistently. Finally he edged through the crowd until he was directly in front of her. when he bent down, and, lifting his hat. said; "Beg pardon, but I’m sure I’ve met you somewhere." "Oh. yes." began tbe young woman, in a pleasant voice. “Delighted." broke In tbe youth, ecsta Really. “You are tbe young man who calls on our cook,” continued tbe young woman, in a clear voice. “I’ll tell Bridget that 1 saw you.”—New York Evening Post. Stable Y* rd Gowip The Cosw —Have you beard of ibis new food they are making out of chop ped cornstalks: The Horse —No; but they needn't try It on me. 1 won’t touch it The Cosw —Oh. it Isn’t for ns. It's for human beings. On ail South London street railway? the fare is now 1 cent. TAILOR-MADE GOWNS. RECENT ONES ARE FREE FROM “SPORTY” MODELS. Mannish Type* Are Seen bnt Seldom— Demand for Severity Comes as Pre test Against Elaborateness in Get- Ups—Note* on Latest Fashions. New York correspondence; Aaja HETTY much all ' 1 of recent stylish I tailoring lias been g J free from sporty models. The “horsy” woman FIR W and mannish types I. MywFvl have been seen, of course, but have ivffl'" taL- *r' as expressions of individual and Jp] 'Jiw somewhat eccentric taste. Throughout pfi fi 19 the entire field of p j l tj fine tailoring there Ml Vi has been more or Ji ' ! ii / mW; * ess acknowledg s&J'sP' y ment of the value of decorative fan vies. These stand ards will hold, probably, until a general change-about in mode, but sops are thrown now and t en to admirers of mas culine finish, and one of these has just appeared. It consists of a suit of three quarters length coat and skirt barely clearing the ground. Black and white shepherd plaid is their material, and the finish is of the severest. Some arp strap ped down every seam. They afford a chance for the would-be sporty looking STREET ATTIRE FROM DRESSMAKER AND TAILOR. crowd, but some of the consequences are amusing, for women who haven’t a look of self-reliance, with some swagger, look comically unsuited to such gowns. Though the suits look simple, their tit must he perfect, and their cost is high. As worn, they’re always fastened, no suggestion of light, soft waist showing. The demand for revere gowns comes from tiie search for an offset to the elab ( ite dress-ups. But average taste is such that pot a great many women who can afford the beautiful elaborations of tailoring can refuse to have them incor porated in their suits. The average amount of ornamentation on tailored suits is lessening, but still is considera ble. Many suits are trimmed simply with stitchings and self-strappings, others show braidings, passementeries and touches of color. Some stitehings in white on the darker shades of goods are in such coarse stitches that at a little distance the gown looks as if it still held its bastings. Many finished in Ibis, way have a set pattern carried out in the stitching. This is fussy work, as the slightest deviation from the pattern will show very plainly, and that means ex pense. Others have each seam corded with a darker color, and still others have a fancy silk hrtlid down each seam. The coats are nearly all without collars, flat trimming of some description taking off the plainness at the neck. This is a pret ty style and one that looks to be and really is much cooler than the heavy collars so common recently. Mottled fancy goods are handsome in tailored gowns. Grays are so numerous as to be almost overdone, and an occasional dark er dress makes a pleasing contrast. Street gowns are made with every seam of skirt and blouse jacket trimmed with a stitch ed hand of the cloth from an inch to WA,, OOWS A.D TIILOf7 ,OT. two inches wide. This is a pretty style for those whose figures will bear such dividing into sections. The artist shows in her initial picture and in the right hand figure of each large illustration three pretty tailor suits that reflect the newest fancies in embellish ment. . The first was blue Sicilian and narrow black (raid. The next was sketched in white canvas cloth, black stitching and black silk ornaments. The third model was coffee colored broadcloth finished with two widths of black suk braid. Its beauty was accentuated by being shown over a waist of sheer white handkerchief linen. The kind of braid 4®pioyed on such gowns is an important shatter, as the shopper finds when search ing for such trimming. Their variety is very great. In s-Ik. silk-ad-wooi and all wool, there are many handsome sorts. New idea* iu laces are cropping oat. and perhaps they -r.a’t be fin- on sum mer dress-ups'. A brand new fancy i* a point venise in which sprays of color appear. Then the col. ring of lace.- makes many old laces look like new, so there is no end to the temptations of tbe sace counters. And the created there is re-cnforced and elincned by the pretty uses of laces shown in model dresses. Take the left-hand dress of to day's second picture: It was natural col ored pongee, with green silk belt and cluuy lace trimmings, and altogether enough to set a woman counting her money to see how to duplicating it she couid afford. Like tempters she’ll find on every side of her in the stores. Wash materials take on renewed at tractiveness with every fresh installment received in the stores, and if a woman feels that she must not buy more sum mer goods, she should avoid the stores, for the displays are so tempting as to prove irresistible. And it is surprising how fast money flies in summer goods. Panama weaves are pretty and servicea ble, as they are firm enough to launder beautifully. Many gowns in this weave come in embroidered pattern dresses. Those in the whites are especially pretty. The supply of linens is fine, and an occa sional new weave, such as the Chinese grass linens, show’ that the supply is not yet exhausted. Wash gowns shown as models make the shopper wonder how successfully they’ll wash, this because of their elaborateness and the delicacy of their materials. Common prudence suggests limiting purchases in this field to entirely reliaole stores, and careful consideration beforehand of goods and material. By exercising caution there should be no now difficulty. A pretty summer batiste has place in the conclud ing one of these pictures. It was an em broidered green weave, was trimmed with darker green cord and had a silk belt. Fashion Notes. A fan of plaited ribbon half covers the top of one pink and white picture hat. It is said dipped laces have not the greatest vogue because chey wear abom inably. There’s one great trouble with the immense snake ostrich feathers —they add tremendously to a hat’s cost. The lace collar will be almost übiquit ous on spring gowns and smart ones in ecru arid cream lace of heavy patterns make lace departments attractive. Pretty and inexpensive dressing sacks for summer wear are made in the mod ish kimono style of white lawn, with dainty plain or figured lawn borders. Frocks for children this spring, both in lightweight cloffhs and in linens, show much embroidery. Everyday dresses are made with rhort-plaited skirts, and with little waists, which display their full ne.is in a broad boxplait, having a pouch effect at the waistline. The keynote of the best fashions, in spite of the intricacies of beautiful hand work and glorious colors and material, is simplicity—costly simplicity, if you like, but srtll simplicity. Great discretion is shown in the matter of trimmngs. The worst of trimmings is that once they are u.ed the uninitiated are apt to overdo them. The chief difficulty in making a pele rine is the fi trine* on the shoulders and the amateur must guard against making the woman with an already too-sloping shoulder look ridiculous. Our heavy, three-quarter wraps were cut to accen tuate the sloping shoulder and the addi tion of tire collar or overcape was a dis tinct improvement. Pretty veils are shown in such snades as blue, brown, black and green, with the dot in the same color, and the dot may he either chenille, velvet or embroid- ered in s'lk threads. For those who pre fer the less showy veiis there are hand some dotted ones in a variety of styles. These eome heavily dotted with velvet js chenille. those Laving the spot of vel vet being espe-cialiy new. French canvas is being made rip exten sively into shirt wairts, a favorite pat tern consisting of stripes of color sep arated with a hairline of black. Mercer ised cheviot*. Oxford shirtings and mer 'eriaed madras are among the desirable fabric* for start was-**. F r shirt w aist suits linen etamine is a favorite, aa it develops so smartly, while foulard is as popular as ever, f >r *otbii:g is cooler or more serviceable fcr hot weather wear. Love's l'onnsi lirrara. She—And what did papa say when you Lsfeed him': He —He -id he didn't want any fool j In the family. She—And he really doesn’t know you j at all! He—Except that I want to marry t you.—Boston Transcript | POLITICS aa si j OF THE DAY Republican Admissions. The postottioe scandals have warmed up so In the rear of that Republican patriot and statesman, secretary of the Republican National Committee and erstwhile Assistant Postmaster Gen eral. Perry S. Heath, that he has fall en to explaining about his share in them. He freely admits that there were Irregularities dyfluft the war with Spain, hut claims that even the Postmaster General and the Cabinet sanctioned what was done. lie con fesses that large amounts of money wore used for purposes for which they were not appropriated, but says that the Idea that .muds were used for pri vate use Is “ifttxrly silly.” The war with Spain being in progress the sol diers had tj> bo supplied with mail and to put it in the language of the patriot Heath. “There was no time to dally. It was up to us to get busy and get busy quick.” From tin l charges and rumors of the doings of the depart ment during the busy reign of Perry and the other patriots who hovered around him—and names high up on the Republican scroll of fame are men tioned—there is no doubt that but lit tle time was wasted in getting down to business. The redone able Perry does not men tion the irregularities In the appoint ments and promotions, but he does say that Mr. Tulloch, who lias made some of the charges, “was relieved by Postmaster General Smith, which he had a perfect right to do.” and makes* further uncomplimentary remarks about that gentleman which indicates that he was an “olwtr.cle” to Perry and the Department. It was not long after this that Perry was fitting out the expedition to <’ulia which looted the Postoffiee Department in that country, in which Hanna’s friend Rath bone, and Perry’s friend Neely met their Waterloo at the hands of the ungrateful Cubans and were con vlcted of embezzlement and reposed in a Cuban bastile until pardoned. Many Republican patriots were in deed very busy in those days, making hay while the sun shone, and laid the ground work for most of the scandal and disorder that is now jtartlally coming to light. If some of the other departments had tile X-rays turned on them, not in the subdued way in which the jiost offiee investigation is being examined, but In tlie full glare of the public scrutiny and all had their .tost deserts, there might be hardly enough Republi can lead 'rs left unsmlrcbed to hold the nation* - , convention. Tariff Prairie Fires in lowa. What the “lowa Idea” is and bow the Republicans ar going to shelve it. Is explained In jthla way by the Johnstown Democrat: The “lowa Idea” has set the lowa prairie grass a'jiro. The “I* wa Idea" is that the thrift' Is not only a tax but that it is. a ruble-. rax for the lienetit of monopoly, and so the Re publicans of that State want to get a swipe at tlx Dlr.gley bill, and get a taste of low tariff. Rut the “lowa Idea” is not to lie allowed to get a chance to lie heard except on the street corners, In the grocery store and the little shoe shop, or out on the fence where the farmer sits and chews his wad and complains to his neighbor driving by that “gol dura ef tilings hev not got ter change.” The “lowa Idea” is going to be taken care of by your Uncle Senator Allisou, who knows why the tariff is a good thing—for Allison. lie is going to tl*o lowa Re publican State convention, where it is feared tire “lowa Idea” may break loose and spill all over the country and do something “to hurt the administra tion.” It has been arranged that Al lison shall prevent that—if he can. The whole power of the national gov ernment and the beneficiaries of the "mother of trusts” is to be used to crush the “lowa idea” in the conven tion by inducing that Inxly to adopt the “Allison idea.” which, of course, is that Just now any agitation con cerning the tariff might “unsettle” business conditions—and so, indeed, it would for the grafters and Senator Allison will write the tariff plank for the convention to consider. It will probably splutter enough to suit a majority and carry the day. Rut that will not settle the “lowa idea.” The “lowa Idea” can’t t*> set tled umi Dingleyism is wiped out. Persistent Office Seeking. Dr. Woodrow Wilson, president of Princeton University, in an address at Chicago on “Patriotism,” said that "President Roosevelt owes his high po sition to the fact that lie was a poli tician who did not care to bold office.” President Wilson should look up the facts before Ik* attempts to teach peo ple. Mr. Roosevelt has been one of the most persistent office seekers, and is now engaged in a stumping tour for the nomination for the burliest office. The first otlice lie held, in the legisla ture of .Xew York, he diligently sought, directly l*> bad condoled bus education at Harvard University. He then was appointed on the United states Civil Service Commission. Then lie was New York Police Commissioner, after that Assistant Secretary of the Navy, resigned that office and asked for the appointment as Colonel of the Hough Riders. At the conclusion of the war with SfiD was elected Governor of New Y'ork. and sought the office most strenuously. It is true be protested for some day* against being nominated for Vice President, but, while saying nay. consented. and thus by accident became President of the United States. If there is a more persistent office seek er and office holder than Theodore Roosevelt. the record has been most successfully concealed. Smothering Reform. The attempt to buy off Governor Cummin*, of lowa, from forcing tus Idea of reforming the tariff and thns prevent it fr>m giving shelter to the trusts, by offering him that barren office the rice presidentship, can hard ly be true, though some of the Repub lican newspapers are publishing the story. The only man who could have made such a deal with the Governor would be Presklent Roosevelt, and It is placing too low an estimate on what he would descend to for the sake of insuring his own Domination and election. The voters of lowa who are whleawake on the tariff and trust Is sues would retaliate upon any politi cian who would thus attempt to de ceive them and are quite likely to pun ish the party that will not carry out their desires. It has only been by catering to those Republican voters who demand reform that tlie jxirty has been kep: in such good plight. Gov ernor Cummins was elected as the leader of the reform element ami as a protest against the old ring that was owned by tlie railroads and trusts, and he dare not go liaek on this record. There are other States In the North west. such as Wisconsin and Minne sota. where similar conditions exist, which will also have to lie reckoned with, and any successful attempt to smother reforms by dubious methods will result disastrous’... to tlie politi cians or party that attempts it. The President's Oversight. The President seems to have forgot himself when speaking in Col. Hep burn's lowa district last week. He thanked tin; representatives and sena tors for helping him nr.d the country to secure, at the last session of Con gress. a “wise supervision and regu lation” of the trusts. Asa matter of fact the legislation of the last Con gress provided no supervision or regu latlon of trusts whatever, wise or un wise. Nothing was done, except to strengthen tlie interstate commerce law and authorize a bureau of tlie executive department to gather in formation regarding the combinations. The President seems to think be car ried through his trust-regulation plans as outlined in messages and speeches Nothing of the sort. They met dis aster at the hands of tlie Aldrich sena torlal group of national legislative dictators. New Age. Making Injunctions Ridiculous. At present the injunction is a soit of double-edged sword. It cuts as grievously one way as the other. At first it was used almost exclusive.y by employers of labor and for a time it proved a most formidable weapon. Now, however, it appears that organ izations of workingmen have become proficient in the use of the weapon. They employ skillful lawyers, who are able to turn the injunction upon the employer with telling effect. How will this industrio-lcgal warfare end? In view of the development of tlie in junction if looks as if the time is com ing when the courts will lie called on to consider the advisability of forbid ding Nitb employers and employes to do anything at all. Some of the re straining orders which have been is sued in the past have come perilously close to a universal prohibition.—Bal timore Sun. Tlie Powerful Cattle liaron*. The administration lias a kindly heart for rho cattle barons, so lias or dered the strenuous Colonel Mosby to other pastures than tlie public domain in Nebraska, where His presence caused so much annoyance to the cat tle men in removing their fem es sev eral months ago. The Republican Senators from Ne braska made it plain to tin- Secretary of the Interior that tlie cattle barons would defeat the Republican ticket in the State, unless tlie raid on tliem was discontinued. It Is stated that the cat tle barons appealed to the President, who, having been a cattle man him self, was induced to aid them. The settlers are indignant that their rights have thus beer, ’rumpled on. but as they are but few their opposition counts but little against the powei and wealth of tlie cattle men. “Our Infant Industrie*. “The Public—Gee! how much far ther does that kid < xpeet to bo pulled?” lown Idea in New Kncland, Of 37."> boot and shoe manufacturers in New England responding to an in quiry scut out last February by the Boston Commercial Bulletin, 311 d< dared In favor of giving tip the tariff n shoes If hide l were put upon the free list. The same sentiment v. as found among thp New England tan ners, 15 lieing willing to relinquish tlie duty on leather if hides were made free, while only 11 opposed such ac tion. So that even in rock-ribbed New England the “lowa ide” is rife.— Johnstown Democrat. A Glaring Inconsieteocjr. What is the use of declaring against tariff revision as these Republicans In lowa did. and then further declaring that “we favor any modification" which shall prevent tle tariff's "af fording any shelter to monopoly?" Es pecially when every man. North. South. East and West, Republican or IJemocrat, knows ihat upmarc of 207 of the big Industrial frnsts are direct ly fed and fostered by the tariff the trusts which supply our dally neces saries. -3t I-outs Republic. Otr Helwtinas with Canada. The interests of the United States re quire every possible effort of friendli ness and stood office* to promote Inti mate trade and Industrial relations with the vigorous and thriving young nations north of our frontier. Canada is eminently worth cultivating as a neighbor and a customer. Ultimately wise statesmanship will bring the Do minion into the United States as a very rich and worthy addition to the American republic.—Cleveland Leader. Chicken* Come Home to BooiL Some Republican paper* in the east are worried because the Pennsylvania legislature has passed a law that gags the pres*. Haven't they endorsed the act* of Congress that gag the Philip pine pres* and the people of the Philip pines? And didn't Senator Hoar and Democrats warn them that tyranny in the Philippines is bat the forerunner at tyranny at bomeF-Helena Press. A bxk in the Land is worth two in the press. PAT NE FINDS OEFICiT. tVill Ante for an Anpropri" ation far the Postal service. Postmaster Gen nil Payne lias an nounced that he would ask Congress for in appropriation to cover the and • icieneies in the regular free delivery and the rural free delivery service. The total deficit aiiD-unts to more than of which $121,000 is in the rural free delivery branch. It is not considered feasible to cripple the service in order to make good the deficit. In diseunsing the matter the Postmas .ter General criticised A. \V. Maehen, general superintendent of the free de livery system, now absent on indefinite leave. “This is not the first tint' that a defi ciency has occurred in the free delivery service,’’ said Mr. Payne, “but I regret its existence. It is very reprehensible for a bureau officer to have a deficit of $200,000 tolled up on the Ist of May. It was hud, very bad administration. A bureau officer should not incur a deficit without consulting his superior officer, the l’t sttuaster General. 1 cannot stand for that kind of administration and I do not approve ef it. An official must be held to ft more strict accounting. 1 do not say that there was anything criminal or anything wrong iu Mr. Machen’s ac tion. hut it was certainly loose adminis tration, and he should have hail Ir.s tuisi nes.-. more in hand. I believe, however, that Congress will quickly vi te the motley to cover the deficiency.” Mr. said that the matter would be look .i. Tnto and a conununic ition might be sent later to Mr. Maelicn ask ing for an explanation of the coni tion of affairs. The entire map work of the rural free delivery service has been sus pended and no mere maps will be made before the beginning of the next fiscal year. The funds for this purpose have been exhausted. The fact that Mr. Machcn in April re ported that Mu* rural delivery deficit was $20,000, i stead of the $121,000 now re ported, can. and much comment. Mr. Mn choii explains that Ills figures covered the time up to May 1, whereas tlie figures given out later are estimated up to Juue 30. LAY3 A CORNER STONE |p President Preside* at Xitalilo Cere moiiy in Portland. President Roosevelt laid the comer j stone of the Is-wis and Clark monument ! in the city park at Portland, Ore., in tin i presence of 25.(\M) persons. President Roosevelt in his address said: “\S"e conic here today to lay a i corner stone that is to call to mind the ■ greatest single pioneering feat on this continent—the voyage across the conti i nent by lanvis and Clark, which rounded out the ripe state, munship of Jefferson and his fellows by giving to the United States all of the domain between the Mis sissippi and the Pacific. “Following tin ir advent came tho reign of the fur trader, and then some sixty i years ago those entered in wiu**e children i and children's children were to possess the land. Acres, the continent in the early -Pi's came the ox-drawn, white top ped wagons hearing the pioneers, the stalwart, sturdy, sunburnt men with their wives and little ones, who entered into this country to po;*ess it. “I speak to the men of the Pacific slope, to t!ie men whose predecessors gave us this region because they were not afraid, because they did not seek the life of ease and safety, because their life training was not to shrink from ob : stacles, but to meet and overcome them.” SHEEP KILLED BY BLIZZARDS. 1,300,000 Lost in State of Montana Mace Last December. Statistics compiled by President T. <’. ; Power of the Montana board of sheep commissioners fixes tlie total number of sheep lost in tin- recent blizzard at 000,- 1 000. I’p to the time ml the storm 000,- | 000 had froz, n in tlie snow and previous blizzards, making the grand total of ! 1.500,000 hst in Montana since IK-eeni ber. At an average of $2.50 this means a monetary loss of $3,750,000. One section of Montana is eaten tip by ! locusts, while another is under three feet lof snow. A district forty miles square situated east of Forsythe is postered by j the Rocky Mountain grasshopper, which has eaten up everything. Cattle have to be removed from the infected sections, as them is nothing for them to feed on. The Michigan Central Railroad has ad vanced the wages of its clerks in all de partments 10 i-r cent. Illinois tariff, are D-ing revis*-d by the State commission, and reductions of 13 to 23 per cent will be made. The interchangeable 1.000-mile tii ket to l>e sold at S3O, with a refund of $lO to be issued by the trunk lines is now on sale. There is much dissatisfaction among Southern lumbermen concerning the ad vance of two cent? in the rate on yellow pine from Southern point* to territory i north of the Ohio river, which went into | effect recently. It is announced from Pittsburg that j ex-Senator John M. Thurston will take \ charge of the organisation of the Great | Central Railway Company of Central America. This company is capitalized at $10,090,000. From tlie continued rush of immigra tion to the Southwest and the .North west some traffic official* estimate that ! fully 000.000 foreign immigrant* will ar rive In this country in 11(03. far ex j (reeding tlie arrival of any previous year. According to the rep. rt of the Lake Shore, the percentage of operating ex pense*, iticiudiiig taxes, to gros* earn ings was 7 2.22, agaimrt 39.04 in l'JOl. Western road* have decided to con tinue to run bomeseekera’ excursion* on the first and third Tuesdays of each month up to and including September. Tlie past week brought about notable changes i ‘he traffic situation on West ern lines. majority of the line* now have ears to spare, since they are getting back equipment that ha* been away on other railroad* the Lest part of the win ter and spring. B. F. Yoakum, president of the ’Fyiseo, referring to the Rock Island and ’Frisco systems, said: "The relations between the two road* are absolutely harmonious and those conditions will, I belie--e, con tinue.” Mr. Yoakum intitna-vcd that the two systems won id continue under sep arate management. An illustration of the increase In the size of the car load on American rail roads during the last few year* was given the other day when a car contain ing more than 1,800 bushel* of wioter wheat was received in Chicago. This is a Dint four and one half times as much as the standard load of fifteen or twenty years ago. The Chicago. Milwaukee and 8b Pan! thrs week is receiving from the Pullman Company ten new sleeping car*, which wili lie placed in service on its Colorado and California trains. Traffic official* of western railroad* find in the latert government crop report* an assurance that tie large freight traffic of the past year is to be continued at least until the present winter wheat crop ia marketed. This report give* an esti mate of the winter wheat to be harvest ed in the States of Kan***. Missouri and Nebraska at 190,000.000 bushels. As compared with the crop last year thi* Is an increase of more than 33,0(81,000 bushels.