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Sunny Bank Farm
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
“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
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.
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
“Some ob de quality.” answered Bill,
adding that "Miss Angeline done ’vite
! ’em to see de bride.”
ӣi.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,
“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.
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
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
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
Fashion Notes.
A fan of plaited ribbon half covers
the top of one pink and white picture
It is said dipped laces have not the
greatest vogue because chey wear abom
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
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
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.
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
“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
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.”
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
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

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