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The Child of the Cave
By FRANK BARRETT CHAPTER XXIV. She lies in the churchyard at Eocles h.*. m. On the stone over her grave is one nord. “Psyche'’—no moijf. Her loss was •a terrible blow to all who had known Wr. Even my grandfather followed up to the grave as we left it, and dropped ■in the flowers he had gathered for that purpose; but the one most prostrated was 'Bir Henry Duncan. He looked like a tvan who nev*r slept. Morally and phy sically he seemed unable to hold up his bead, and looked as if he had risen front a bed of sickness against his will. His ■condition perplexed Ethel, as much as it alarmed “He has always suffered from oeca csicnai fits of dejection,” Ethel said to me, '“and hitherto I have been able to give him relief. But now my efforts fail: dt seems as if he did not hear my voice. I wish you could persuade him to have medical advice.” Finding him alone in the park that evening I told him what she had said. “Yes,” he ;aid, “it is time I did some thing. I can’t go on like this, blighting the happiness of all I love. You will be over early to-morrow morning; tell her I have gone to consult the best physician I know, and shall act on his advice, no matter what it is. I can't tell her my self ; she’d ask questions, and I have never told her a lie.” He was absent the next day, and I told Ethel what he had promised to do; but I knew that he had gone no farther than the rocks where Psyche perished, and that Conscience was the only physi cian whose guidance he sought and in tended to follow. We met him in the e\ening as he was coining home, his hands behind him, his chin almost on his breast. “I’ve seen him. love,” he said, taking Ftb-I’s hand with more tenderness than hr had lately displayed. “Says I need a change. Tells me I must go away as soon as possible.” “I thought he would advise that,” Ethel said. “Where shall we go?” “I shall go alone,” he said firmly, and then with nn abrupt change : “When shall yon be married?” “It is almost too early to think of that,” she replied, looking down at the crepe on her dress. “I suppose conventional considerations mnst be studied even in a quiet wedding. I should have liked to wait until you mere married, dear but I don’t think I must delay this —‘ is journey. I want to avoid any:hing tike a parting,” he continued, after a pause. “My sister is coming down with her youngsters next week —perhaps I shall go then, perhaps before, as I can't stand children. Any how, I shall not say good-bye to you.” One night at the ned of the week, after I had parted from Ethel, I found Sir Henry in the drive, where he waited pur posely for me. “I want to talk to you." he said. "Let qj go on to che downs. This path is the most direct.*’ We turned from the drive, and walk ed in silence thronga the shade. **l>o you believe in expiation, Thorne?” he cried suddenly. "If yon mean reparation for injury ,]< ne ” 1 began. lie interrupted me impatiently. "There are some injuries that can nev er be repaired. Do you believe that a man may get ids soul out of torment by at act of self-sacrifice —that is what I mean?” "No. To injure oneself for having in jured another doubles the offense.” “If a man :nay cry quits with society when he has served his term in gaol for breaking society’s laws, why should not a man’s conscience b< at peace when he has inflicted upon himself the punishment lie deserves? llov. else is he to get his soul out of that torment when the vul ture of reproach tears nt it night and day? There is no other way by which he may hope to meet those he loves here after.” “But for that fear of something after death." he eontinued in a lower tone, speaking to himself rather than address •rg me. “the fear of facing one pale bsired, sweet-faced child, and but for the lope of meeting my dear daughter—es cape from this purgatory would be easy mid quick enough!” The park was bounded by a deep ditch ; we leapt it; but on the other side Sir Henry stopped as if it had recalled some thing to his iniml; nod instead of strik ing over the downs, as had seemed his Intention, he followed the edge ®f the ditch till it 'an inti a deep cleft in the cliff, whence the drainage was carried off. The cleft was deep, but not more than si\ or eight feet wide at the surface, and it grew deeper ns it went down to the cutlet on the shore. Following the cleft for some twenty paces. Sir Henry stop ped at a point where the turf showed that a load of lime had been thrown there. “1 had lime shot in ” he said, “because there is something dead and putrid down there. Peter Beamish is down there. I shot him through the head that night— JOU remember" “Is that the crime you are going to ex piate?” I cried. He laughed hoarsely. “Crime!” he ex claimed. “I think nc more of shooting that villain ihrough the head than if lie had been a mad dog.” He kicked a clod down the cleft, and O: it fell with a thud on the lime that covered old IMer. he said: "Fancy a thing like that—a vile, ignor ant ruffian, ninety and odd. keeping me under his thumb for a dozen years, hold ing me at his mercy, threatening my dr lighter with lifelong disgrace. With a little more wit he might have taken cv ,i y penny of my ill-gotten fortune from me. Yon must know by this time that 1 am the man who gave him that chest to sink out at sea. Every meeting we had was in the dark, and uuder a dis gcisi-. I believed he could no* recognize n>< but he lid. He was used to the night ; it was part of his old business to penetrate disguises, and know what sort o’’ man he had tc deal with. He told me how they had discovered her and brought her to life. But no bribe would induce him to give her up to me. or tell me where 1 would find her. Perhaps your g.-an.’Uathor’s mercy had something to do with that. He thought, maybe, that having tried to destroy her once. 1 only wanted to get her again to do the deed effectually. For twelve years that'went on. Then I saw your advertisement in the Times, and answered it through a firm of solicitors in London. When I beard from ’hem that the girl you had found was the child I had tried to mur der, I lost my head, and Peter Beamish coming to me at that very moment for ■j i.ney. and with his usual threats of exposure, I defied him to produce the girl, and so like a fool put him on the scent. He had told me that the child was a stout, healthy wench in service. I ex pected to find her vulgar. coarse and ro bust. Yon can imagine the shock when I beard the truth, and found the sweet, frail little thing, whose wasted life I bad to answer for. Heaven knows I did not mean to bury her alive. You ask why I tried to kill the child. I have brought you here to tell. Not that I may excuse myself, but that it may lessen my child's shame when the truth is known. I married ir. direct defiance to my father’s wish. He disinherited me. I. a spendthrift, a ne’er-do-well, who had never occupied mysel f with one serious consideration, found myself unable to earn a living. My wife died. Ethel was sick. My last guinea was paid for the advice of a physician. He declared that Ethel could te saved by being taken to Madeira for a time, but could never live through tb.- winter in this climate. At that juncture my father died, leaving everything to an adopted infant, for he, like me, was a friendless, unlovable man. By a strange coincidence the adopted child was w<*ak —not expected to outlive childhood. My father knew this, and left Lis fortune to her with a reversion to me, simply as a moans of prolonging my pun ishment for a few years longer. And now this question was presented to me: Should I suffer my own child to die, when I might save her life by destroy the child who was not expected to live? I did not hesitate an instant. My child was everything to me, the other was noth ing to anybody. I stole the child, and cs I believed took her life away with an opiate. *1 believed that she was dead w hen I gave her into the hands of Peter Beamish. May heaven deny me mercy if this is untrue.” He paused, and then, in a softened tone, he said: “I do not wish to exonerate myself. Time will show that J have paid the penalty for the woe I brought upon poor unhappy Psyche." He did not return to the Chase. Ethel tried to believe that her father was se curing relief from physical sufferings abroad. A month passed, and we heard no tidings of him. One day my grand father came to me with a scared look on his face. “Sonny," he said, in the hectoring tone he had learned from his father, “you’ve got to come along of me. You’ve got to put on your hat and ask no questions, but just hear what I’ve got to give you as we goes along.” I put on my hat and went with him. We turned in the direction of the Half way House. “I don’t see much good in reforming" he began, as we trudged along. “Seems to me if you go a bit out o' your right course at the first start, not all the tracts or total abstemiating in life ain’t going to put you straight again.” “What’s the matter?” 1 asked. “You speak when you’re spoke to and not before, sonny, or you’ll go wrong like the rest of the family.” Having walked on some distance to let this warning sink, he cecommenc id. “I don’t see what’s the use oc it. Here’s father been out on the loose over a month and never come anigh me. You’ve got to go down in that cave again, sonny.” I stopped short, chilled to the heart at the very thought of revisiting the scene of my poor Psyche’s captivity. "Com on—you’ve get to go,” he said, doggedly. "I'd go myself if I'd got the strength, and it ain’t the fear of not cornin’ up agen stops me, neither. I’d know what's the good of an old fellow like me a-hanging on in this world.” “Who is down there?” I asked, the truth Hashing upon me. “lie’s down there—Sir Henry Dun? can.” "How long has he been flf'te?" “A month, sonny. He came to me and told me I should have the old cottage as long as I lived if 1 served him as I served the young ’un. And seein’ it was kinder right and pious he should do by hisself as others had been done by through him. I agreed to it. Day by day, I've whistled to him, well, as near ns I could like I whistled to her; but there wasn’t n > pretty song came back; but he emptied the basket all right; but with never a sound, till it come yesterday, and all day long I was a-calling him and whistling, but no answer came, and this morning the victuals is in the basket just as I left ’em. So you've got to go down, sonny, and see wliat's amiss.” I went down sick with apprehension nnd the dull pain of awakened uneasi ness. Once more I lit a candle nnd grop ed along the passage into the shadowy cave. I found him stretched and dead ui>on Psyche’s bod, with the evidence of I’syche's life about him. In the alcove over his head hung strips of the colored rags she had hung there for ornament; in the wall the scroll she cut; in the sand a print of her little foot. What place, what means, could he have found more fitting for his terrible expiation? The clouds have lifted: the sun shines now. Ethel is my wife, and when I hold her hand in mine I feel that I pos sess all the happiness heaven can give. Last night we lingered long in the gar den after the afterglow faded away: the heavens filled with stars, and we watch ed them in silent happiness. “Hush,” murmured Ethel, stopping. “Did you hear it?" A faint sound far away rose and fell, and so died away imperceptibly. “There it is again.” she whispered low. “It is the first nightingale.” It sounded to my ear like the lost voice of Psyche singing of the new hap piness of anew world. (The End.) He Heard When He Wished To. Judge B. J. Casteel, of St. Joseph, Mo., who often sits for Judge Wofford in the Criminal Court. Is wary of ju rors who offer reasons for being ex cused from the panel. He excuses a juror only when lie has a very good rea son. The other day a juror offered the ex cuse that he was hard of hearing. This Is always a good excuse, because a ju ror must be able to hear all the testi mony. After a number of questions which the juror asked to be repeated the judge asked in loud tones: “Could you not sit in the chair there ! nearest to the witness staud and hear j the testimony of rtie witnesses?” “Sir?” the juror said. in a weak voice, his baud to his ear. The judge repeated the question In a voice that was almost a roar. r No. sir," the juror replied. “You're excused then." Judge Casteel said, this time in au ordinar ytone. j The Juror seized his hat and coat and i prepared to leave the courtroom. “You need not go.” the judge said. "You could hear very well when I ex cused you. You will have to serve. ’ — Kansas City Star. Something; Fine. “Say. Weary, wots contemp’ of wea.th?” “It's the finest kind o’ contemp’ you can feel. A man wot has it would give up a t’ousan’ dollars a day sooner’n work for it."—Cleveland Plain Dealer. 0 ____________________________ Growth of Knropoan Population. At the present rate of increase the i population of Europe will double itself i in a century. MANY PEASANTS SLAIN. Government Artillery Said to Have Killed 1,000 In Roumania. Terible slaughter of peasants in Roumania followed the bombardment of rebellious villages under government orders. In a single day it is reported 1,000 peasants were killed and hundreds wounded. Several villages were com pletely destroyed and the country sur rounding them for a mile was devas tated. Terrible damage was inflicted by *he large guns. Peasants were killed in their homes. Many were Incinerated In their houses, set afire by the shells. In Vierus and four surrounding vil lages the casualties are estimated at 250 killed and 300 wounded. Brailestie, another town subjected to bombard ment, lost 175 killed and 500 wounded. Many other places were bombarded. It is estimated that when complete reports of casualties are made they will show fully 1,000 persons killed outright Many of the wounded will die. The ordering of the bombardment of villages shows the straits to which the government has been driven in its ef forts to subdue the rebellious peasants. All Roumania is practically in a state of siege. Anarchy is now .timed at by the peasants and revolutionary agita tors who are directing the insurrection. Clashes between the troops and peas ants are becoming more frequent. In many instances the peasants triumphed. Unless the peasants can lie checked, the very throne is threatened. Advices are that the greatest fears are felt for the safety of King Charles and Queen Carmen Sylva. The revolt is now as much against the landholders and nobles as against the Jews. Large bodies of peasants, harrying the coun try as they go and resisting the sol diery with reckles,s bravery, are moving toward the capital, Bucharest. Bu charest is guarded by a number of forts, hut the reluctance of the soldiers in many instances to tire may put the capital in the hands of the insurgents at any moment. King Charles is 08 years old. lie is a Hohenzollern and a relative of Kaiser William. In 1800 he was chosen king of Roumania, but the national legisla ture did not ratify it and crown him until 1881. lie has no children. More famous than the king is the queen, Carmen Sylva, who is known all over the world as the writer of charming poetry. She is also the author of sev eral novels and essays and is a transla tor. She is 04 and is also German, the daughter of Prince William Charles of Weid. POPULATION GAIN IS SHOWN. Censn* Bureau Etlmate that 83,- 941,510 Vow Dive In America. The population of continental United States, according to the estimates of the census bureau, was 83,941.510 in 1900. This is 7.946.935 more than the population in 1900. The estimated pap ulation of the United States, including Alaska and insular possessions, in 1900 was 93,182,240. Computed on the basis of the esti mate, the density of population of con tinental United States in 1900 was twenty-eight persons per square mile, as compared with twenty-six in 10015. The five leading cities and tlieir osti mated population in lOOG follow : New Y'ork 4,113,043 Chicago 2.0451.185 Philadelphia 1,441,735 St. Louis 649,320 Boston G 02.278 The States that took a census in 1903 ■are Florida, lowa, Kansas, Massachu setts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Net.’ York, North Dakota, Oregon. Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In Michigan the census is taken in the years ending with a “4.” The population returns for these States was 20.203,877, an increase since 1900 of 1,901.572, or 7.8 per cent. For the remaining States and territories the population for 1905 as determined by the method adopted by the bureau was 56,283,059, an increase over 1900 of 4,374,040, or 8.4 per cent. The popula tion of the fourteen States making an enumeration, if estimated in the same manner, would be 26,204.762, a differ ence of only 0.2 per cent from the ac - nal returns. The rapid growth of urban popula tion is noteworthy. The total estimat ed population of incorporated places having 8.000 or more Inhabitants, exclu sive of San Francisco and Los Angeles, Cal., is 28,466,624 for 1906, an increase over 1900 of 3.912.153, or 15.9 per cent, while the estimated population of the United states, exclusive of these cities, showed an increase of 4,480,003, -or only 8.8 per cent. U. S BANISHES CUBA DISEASE. Health off Troops as Rood as at Sta tions at Home. Much gratification is felt by Surgeon General O’Reilly over the continued good health of the American troops in Cuba and the excellent work the United States medical officers have done in cleaning up the entire island. During the six months United States troops have been in Cuba, there has been only one case of yellow fever among them and on tlie whole their general health has been remarkably good. The health of the troops in Cuba has been jnst as good as in a majority of the Stations in this country. During the first few weeks the 6.000 odd American troops in Cuba developed a few cases of typhoid fever, but this disease has also been elim inated. Unusual care is being taken by the medical officers stationed in Cuba to maintain the city and island in a sani tary condition. Christian Science llenlln-v Barred. The bill making the practice of Chris tian Science healing unlawful has passed both houses of the Delaware Legislature by large majorities. Short News Notes. The threatened suit to contest the will of John A. Creighton of Omaha has been settled by a compromise. The building of the Maryland Shoe Company at Cumberland. Mi., was burn ed. Loss SIOO,OOO, with insurance of $60,000. Senator Beveridge of Indiana cabled to the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris regretfully declining its invitation to address it on the occasion of its cele bration of the Fourth of July. Mr. Bev eridge intends to spend the summer in the Rocky mountains. At Cleveland. Ohio. Mike Kuskas, a Hungarian, shot and killed Mrs. Lizzie Szovonya. with whom he boarded, and then turned the revolver upon himself. He will probably die. Fifty persons hare been driven from their homes and fully 100 more are tem porarily imprisoned by flood conditions in the southern portion of San Jose. Cal., due to the overtaxed Coyote creek. / Charles Martin, a Boston street car conductor, who found a roll of $5,869 in bills kicking about the floor of his car, received as a reward for his honesty one sweet smile from a woman. Mrs. Robin son of Lowell put in a claim and proved har ownersof tha wealth. Home Quarrels. The home should never be the scene of a quarrel. A man cannot afford to quarrel with his wife; it is undignified. A woman cannot afford to quarrel with her husband; it is unladylike. Parents cannot afford to quarrel In the presence of their children; It gives them wrong views of life, and weakens their respect for home. Every quarrel leaves an, ug ly scar, no matter how well it may be patched up. Small differences must oc cur In every household, but they ?an hardly be called quarrels. To quarrel with the person who stands nearest and dearest to you Is to put a strain on love that in the long run snaps it. There is no sadder sight than to see two people whe have grown so used to bickering that they do it almost me chanically. When a man and woman make up their minds to tread life’s path together they should make up their minds to make it as sunny a path as possible, and to avoid aIL the stum bling blocks to happiness that they pos sibly can. Marriage is the best thing in the world, but it cannot be improved by quarrels. A quarrel brings out the ugliest, meanest side of a person's na ture, and surely no one can find virtue In anything that does that Ifl l liliot* Mlf 4 Embroidered and lace-trimmed lin gerie blouses will be worn, but it is no longer necessary to have always the most expensive sort of waist. For the morning, for instance, with a plain skirt, a decidedly set ere model waist has just recently come into vogue. This summer, for tennis and golf, when it is played, the regulation tailor-made bod ice will be smart once more, for the stiff cuffs and collar on waists of rath er heavy material are so infinitely more sensible than the blouses tha*. have been fashionable during the lafet few seasons, that its return to favor was inevitable. Tlie bottom of a silk skirt will be improved by interring tlie liem with flannel rattier than lining. Crinoline should never be used, as it would cut through too quickly. Heavier skirts that are to be finished with many rows of stitching should have flannel basted on the wrong side as deep as the stitch ing will be, then skirt and interlining are stitched In rows, having an easy tension on the machine; the hem is then turned up and lightly hemmed down, or if very heavy, sew a bias strip of lining to the raw edge of the hem and sew the other edge of the lining down to the 6kirt. Wisdom’s Wise Whispers. Women abuse men merely to appear original and independent. A man Is at his best when he has a purpose in being agreeable. Men dearly love to be referred to as an authority on odd questions. The man most austere in business is usually most genial in private life. A man talks about dress as though he felt ashamed of the conversation. Men want to be regarded as capable of pointing out the errors of others. Few women have the capacity for carrying dates and e.-mts in the mind. Women like to talk of the days when they had beaux galore—even if they never had them. Every woman wants the world to give to her the consideration she thinks belongs to her sex. When a woman reaches a command ing position she regards marriage as the next best thing. Cowboy Wan a Woman. The sensational discovery has just been made that one of the most skil ful young cow punchers in the North west is a woman. She wore male attire, close-cropped hair, and her skin was tanned by the sun and wind till it looked like saddle leather. She had punched cows all the way from Texas to Montana without her sex being dis covered. She went under the name of Jim Footner, but when her sex was ac cidentally discovered a few days ago while working in the Beliefourehe re gion, she acknowledged that her real name is Hattie Wallace, and that her parents formerly lived in the copper regions of northern Michigan. After the disclosure made here the girl left, saying that she would go where she was unknown and continue her life as a cowboy, which she dearly loved. More Woe tor Man. An excited man writing in London Truth, announces with an exclamation point that “it appears that the halo-like arrangement which decorates the wom en of the time is formed by w rapping the hair around a frame.' How much more of their general appearance !s cre ated by frame contrivances?” he asks. The editor tries to reassure him by saying that while mao is necessarily Ignorant of the secrets of the modem woman's surface composition, this cir cumstance need not throw him iDto a j panic, Since beauty is but skin deep it j may be hinted that it really makes lit tle difference whether that little he of wire. wool, buckram or “rats.” “Bonds*’ tor Matrimony. How manners and customs change in a generation: In talking with Con gressman Green the other day, be re called the fact that his mother and father were married in Massachusetts and his father was required to give a bond of $125 before the ceremony could 6e performed. If this requirement were enforced at the present time, and wery young man who desired to enter the blessed state of matrimony had to prove that lie was possessed of $123 spare cash. It is to be feared that many of our young people, would have little left to purchase a housekeeping equipment, says the National Maga zine. In those old days, they regard ed marriage as something more than a pastime, and entered upon it as a real and serious responsibility. There is much variety in the shape and style of coats for spring. Madeira work, which is much like the broderie anglaise of last summer, is coming in on the new waists. For school wear serviceable brown or blue linens trimmed with stitching and a black or red tie are very smart. Tight-fitting coats, buttoned simply down the front, some rather long, oth ers short, will be worn with severe tai lored costumes. For best frocks for the little girls a fine white material daintily trimmed with good embroidery of Valenciennes lace is the very prettiest of all. Silkier and more attractive than ever are the new cottons, though “cot ton” is no longer evidence of their cheapness, for these will make very dressy gowns. Unique will be the woman arrayed In the latest importation in English suitings, which is a huge check, three inches square, alternating white with some pale color like lavender or brown. Children’s frocks are made of the prettiest stripes and plaids imaginable, linens In rainbow-striped coloring and the most brilliantly tinted small plaids being used, with white embroidery trimmings. Lace blouses are being worn a great deal. Cluny, Irish crochet, chantilly, filet and princess laces are all used. Bands of with messaline are found on a filet lace blouse, trimmed with Irish crochet applique. Gray and white combinations are fre quently seen and indeed, the liking for gray which has been emphatic this win tec bids fair to hold over into the spring and summer, if the color Indica tions of the first spring showing are to be trusted. The Stoat and Slender. Nothing is prettier and more liecoin ing to a fair, slight woman, with a pret ty complexion than white; but white gowns must be carefully avoided by her sister of too ample charms. BJack is Uhp color for the stout woman, especial ly if she be of the black-eyed and black DAINTY BOLEROS AND BERTHAS. haired type. A black gown will make her look slighter than anything else, while pale blue, light gray and nearly every shade of red will make her “too, too solid flesh” most undesirably self assertive. A subdued shade of blue, he liotrope and olive green, with black, may all be advantageously worn by the stout woman. Kew Kind of Work for Women. Some genius has constructed a ma chine that it Js said will do away with the stenographer and the office boy. This machine is partly a phonograph, through which the man talks, and his message is then automatically written out by a tyj'ewrlter attachment. Well, there is the consolation that it will take women to make the parts of this ma chiue, and possibly the work will be more congenial than the stenographic work. % Reference* to A Be. It has come to be a piece of rude ness to question one on age; it is tact ful to ignore the delicate subject alto gether, and accept what is offered by word of mouth or appearance. Women as well as men are as old as they look and seem these days, these days, and if we can manage to dress in a fash ion that has no hint of age about it. we can pass muster among the keenest eyed. Woman Kill* Wild Beasta. Mrs. Carl E. Ackerly, wife of the member of the Field Columbian Mu seum, went with her husband to the wilds of British East Africa, from which they have just returned. Some of the finest specimens of native ani mals which they brought home were killed by Mrs. Ackerly. who is an ex pert in the use of the rifle. Widow* Are l nlnekr- Widows are said to be unlucky; that is. they bring bad luck to oilier peo pie, and there is a superstition that j starting out on a journey, undertaking some new business, or making other new effort will be attended by bad luck if a w idow crosses the path. Too Pnrticnlar. The overparticular housekeepers should not be too severe in keeping the house it order. Let it be kept clean and orderly, so that no one will suffer discomfort for' lack of these beings; but it has been observed that “a home Is not rightly governed and quite fails In its true mission when conducted in a spirit of combat, even against dirt. Cleanliness does not stand next to godliness when gained at a constant expense of nerves and tem per. ai the cost of every other com fort.” Keeping; Dresses Fresh. One of the nicest ways of keeping dresses —especially evening ones—fresh is to 6ew throughout the lining tiny perfumed silk sachets. Any odd bit of silk does for this purpose. Make the sa chet about one inch square. Put in a layer of soft white wadding, into which lias 1 een sprinkled some sachet pow der. Sew up and tack firmly to vari ous places in skirt and bodice. This gives the delicate elusive fragrance to your frock which is rather hard to at tnin when liquid perfume is used. It also has additional benefit of keeping away destructive moths when the gar ,ment is laid aside for a time. Green Silk with Black Velvet. Have u Pattern Bag;. The woman who is furnishing a sewing- room will tind the pattern bag a necessary article. A simple but com niodious one is nuule of a square yard of green denim, on which are two rows of pockets of tlie same material and (loop enough to conceal the patterns entirely. All edges and the tops of pockets are bound with red tape nnd brass rings are stitched on at the eor- ners by which to hang it on the door or wall. Each pocket has the name of its contents worked on it in red embroidery cotton —aprons, underwear, coats or shirtwaists. Bedroom Drapery. For country house bedrooms that are furnished in colonial style no fabric approaches more closely the old-time dimity, of which our foremothers made their bedspreads, than the fleece-lined or other heavy striped or barred piques found on the modern counter. These materials are used by decorators who are given carte blanche in carrying out their schemes for bedspreads, bureau and stand covers, etc. The edges of all the pieces are scalloped and bur ton-holed or are finished with a nar row white cotton fringe. Keniaininfc Young Long. One step in this twentieth century we are making in tlie right direction —we are remaining young much long er. Our grandmothers took to caps at forty aud became old women before they had attained to middle age. Now we are frisky at sixty and are taking our part in social life well on in the seventies, many even in the eighties, aud some fortunate people when over ninety. Hair Telia u Tale. The Japanese girl arranges her hale 1 so that her intentions” are plain to all. If she is a widow who is inconsol able, she wears her hair combed straight back with no ornaments. If she is wiling to wed again the hair is arranged over a long, horizontal pin. A girl who wishes to marry builds her hair in the shape of a fan and puts many ornaments in it. Hon She Does It. The Frenchwoman does not hare many gowns, but she depends upon aprons and pretty frills to make her dress appear different at different hours of the day. and always looks to be well dressed, even when she has only one dress besides her “Sunday gown.” Whkt the President Say*. Club woman interested In the for estry question are making a recent re mark of President Roosevelt the text of much discourse. He said, “The for est problem is, in many ways, the most vital internal problem in the United State*-” PROFIT IN NEW LAWS. Roads Win Millions by Abolishing Deadheads and Freight Rebates. How much have the railroads saved in revenue by abolishing deadheads? No body knows exactly, not even the rail roads. All the same, it is certain that the passenger revenues have been won derfully stimulated by doing away with passes. On the southwestern lines, for instance, it was admitted by Mr. Stubbs that 30,000 passengers formerly rode free every year as “land agents.” An official of the I'eunsylvania road ad mits that 50,000 trip passes were former ly issued at Philadelphia every year, cov ering merely the eastern division of that system. The deadheads on other lines have included thousands of politicians, most of whom travel as much as former ly. but are now paying fare. The latest official figures secured by the interstate commerce commission show the passenger revenues of all the roads in the United States as $472,004,732. One of the most important scalpers of the coun try once told the interstate commerce commission that the deadhead and half fare business of the railroads, if done on i paying basis, would add 25 per cent ;o the passenger reveuues. This is prob ably an excessive estimate. On the other hand. Charles Francis Adams, when president of the Union Pacific road, said that he could add 10 per cent to the pas senger revenues if he could do sway with passes. Taking the latter estimate as a basis for calculation, the abolishing of dead heads should add $4,720,5)47 to the pas senger revenues of American roads. If the scalper's estimate was nearer the truth, the revenues inav easily have been inorased by $8,000,000 to $10,000,000. By fa l- the greater increase in railroad revenues, however, during the current year will be from freight, which are no longer affected by rebates. Tlie gain is somewhere between $25,000,000 and $.0,- 000.000. CORTELYOU RELIEVES MARKET. I'lea Three Methods to Pour Money Into \ew York Deptisitorles. Secretary of tlie Treasury Cortelyou again came to the rescue of the financial situation in New York by a triple appli cation of the resources of the Treasury Department to prevent a dangerous panic. He enlarged his recent inflictions for the deposit of customs receipts in regular depositories to enjbrace the so-called sub treasury cities so that the public deposits in national banks iu New York City will be at once increased by about $15,000,- 000 from customs receipts alone. This action was taken to facilitate the mlemp ' tion of 4 per cent bonds of 15)07 and also to render available additional funds for the usual disbursements of the first of the coming month. Secretary Cortelyou also ordered the anticipation of ike quarter payments on registered bonds of the 2 per cent consols of 15)30 and the 4 per cent funded loan of 15)07, and instructed subtreasury offi cials to cash the checks sent out Wed nesday on presentation, or to cash on pre sentation any April coupons belonging to the bonds of these two loans. This inter est was not due until April and the or der released approximately $4,000,000 in addition to the $15,000,000 released by the deposit of customs receipts. Secretary Cortelyou’s action with ref erence to the deposits of customs receipts and the anticipation of April interest re sulted in immediately relieving the money market to the extent of aboir $10,900,000. Of this amount $15,000,000 was deposited in the depository banks in Xevv York City, for which government, State, muni cipal. approved railroad, Hawaiian, Phil ippine and I’orto Itican bonds were a.c cepted as security. About $1,900,000 has been paid in interest to April 1 on rogis tered and coupon boL-ds. pUTICS>^ H ©pOLITiCIAN') The Porto Itican House of Delegates has sent this message to President Roosevelt: “The House of Delegates unanimously request you to nppoint a sec retary of Porto Rico from among the natives of Porto Rico, thus giving us an opportunity to demonstrate our ability in seif-government. Such an act of jus tice will tie gratefully received by the whole country.” Editor William R. Hearst. in an ad dress to )?aders of the New York State Independence League, again accepted ‘lie State leadership, but with the assurance that hereafter the league need not ally itself with either of the old parties, but could act alone. Ilis term as a Demo cratic Representative from New York had expired and he was freed from all ties to the Democratic party. The prohibition forces in the Oklahoma constitutional convention won a decisive victory when the provision submitting the question of prohibition separately to the people of the new State was adopted by a vote of 17 to 13. On the same day the Arkansas State Senate defeated a measure which provided for the sub mitting to tlie people at the next State election the question of license or no license. During a dinner at Omaha last week, Henry M. Whitney, the prominent Bos ton Democrat,.told W. J. Bryan that be fore he could secure the East for gov ernment ownership he would have to de clare against confiscation of railroad prop erty. Bryan replied that lie and his friends would not tolerate such a system. Whitney then said that if the Harrinians and Hills kept on in their present path the people would be driven to the Owner ship idea. Ex-Secretary Shaw has been elected president of the Carnegie Trust Company at New York. Asked as to the effect that this step would have upon his polbical fortunes, he replied: “A man by taking thought may make himself justice of the peace, but no man in my time by taking thought has made himself President of the United States, and those who have given the subject most serious considera tion have usually died in disappoint ment. Admittedly some of the success ful ones have sought the place, but no one was nominated because he sought it.” Gov. Stokes and both houses of the New .Terser Legislature hare practically committed themselves to the principle of selecting United States Senators by popu i lar vote. The Governor, iu his message, recommended such action as would se cure an expression of the individual voter as to his choice for Senator, and a bill to this effect has been introduced in the Senate by the Republican leader. Mr. Ilil lery. The Democrats are committed to a similar course by caucus action, and a measure to effect the desired result has been introduced in the lower houce. As the manner of choosing United States Senators is prescribed by the federal con stitution, no immediate change ca.i be made, but it is aimed to give the voters an opportunity of expressing their wishes. Ambassador Leishmann has resolutely refused to reopen the discussion with the Turkish government as to the official rec ognition to be accorded to American schools and missionary establishments in ’Turkey. Energetic measures are likely to be taken should existing conditions continue. Gov. Carter of Honolulu has aroused intense indignation by his recent state ment that he would be quite willing that his daughter* should marry Japanese. The two little girls, who have been great ly -teased by tbeir schoolmates, are said have minds of their own in the matter and to have expressed them tv th much torcb Practically every telegraph operator in Los Angeles. Cal., is a union man. Keokuk (Iowa) Trades and Labor As sembly has admitted a ministerial dele gate. Brewery Workers’ Union of Toronto, Canada, demands 25 per cent increase in wages. Practically all the building trades in Spokane, Wash., will seek a general ad vance in wages. There is a movement on foot in San Francisco, Cal., io organize the salesmen in cigar stores. A campaign is on foot to reorganize the journeymen stonecutters in New York City aud vicinity. Great Falls. Mont., has organized a Drug Clerks’ Union, which plans to se cure an eight-hour day for all members. St. liouis (Mo.) Central Trades and Labor I'uioti reports au average increase of 10 per cent in wages for the last year. Minneapolis (Minn.) Painters’ Union will demand a raise of 2VI- cents an hour, being au increase from 37L* cents to 40 cents. Pine Bluff (Ark.) labor uu*n have or ganized a Central Trades Council, char tered by the American Federation of La bor. ’Hie referendum vote of the Machinists* Association resulted in favor of an inter national convention being held at St. Louis, Mo., in November. At a recent meeting of the Carpenters’ Union of Chico. Cal., wages were raised to $4 a day, to take effect on April 11. This will give ample time to have all ex isting contracts completed. Carpenters of San Jose, Cal., now re ceive 60 cents au hour. Last summer a demand was made upon the contractors and six months' notice given. The former price was 50 cents au hour. Women are to be henceforth admitted as members to Boston (Mass.) Retail Clerks’ Union, composed mainly of dry goods clerics. The first delegation of women members joined last week. The New York Unionist, tlie printers’ trade paper, lias been rechristened and Issued in anew aud handy form. It will herealter be known as tlie Printing Trades News, and will be published monthly. St. Paul (Minn.) Federation Council at a recent meeting decided to get after all unatfiliated unions which were eligible to membership in the State federation, and an organized campaign will soon lie commenced with a view to inducing them to affiliate. Notices have been served on the Mil waukee (Wis.) Board of Public Works u- the secretary of the Bricklayers’ ; aion of that city that after May 1 no member of the organization will work on •uy job unless the inspector of the work is a union bricklayer or mason. Carpenters’ Union- of Port of Spain. Trinidad, West Indies, intends celebrating its first anniversary by establishing a li brary. The union is affiliated i with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, nnd it usks that books be sent with which to build up Mich nn undertaking. Organized labor is interested In the recent indorsement given the union label of all trades by Cardinal Gibbons of Bal fimoro, Md„ in a sermon in (In* cathedra! of that city. The eminent Catholic pre late, who is a man of affairs, gave tin* union label his unqualified indorsement and the fact has pleased the labor peo ple. Doctor** Wciuli ft Soul. That the human soul lias a material >?hicle susceptible of being measured anti weighed by human science is the con clusion of six years of experimentation by Drs. Duncan, MacDougall and Syroul of Haverhill and I)r. Grant of Lawrence. Mass. The experiments in question were conducted 'n a Massachusetts sanitarium. and were kept an entire secret from (lie outside world until definite results could lie shown. The essential point thus far developed is Hint immediately alter the heart has censed to beat nnd at the mo ment when, in tlie usual phraseology, the “soul leaves the body,” there is an appre ciable loss in the bodily weight which cannot be accounted for by nuy scientific deductions dealing with known physical (lata. Prppnratory to the tests, the doctors arranged a hod for dying patients on scales so carefully balanced that tin* slightest deviation became at once appar ent. The experiments covered several cases, including both men and women, and iu every instance tlie result was prac tically the same, showing n loss in weight of from one-half ounce to an ounce with in a few seconds after the cessation of physical life. It was noted as an inter esting incident that while generally this change occurred immediately after tie* heart had ceased to beat, in the case of a phlegmatic man, slow of thought and ac tion, the change was delayed a full min ute after apparent death. Tlie observa tions and notes were made by tlie physi cians separately, but careful comparison showed them to be in substantial accord, and all attempts to disprove tie* sound ness of their conclusions have failed to change the result. In connetion with these experiments tests were also made with the lower nnimals, principally dogs, tlie result in those cases being that no de viation of tlie scales was perceptible when the life depaited. While these experiments are not cott sidered eonclusi -e by scientists, they have very naturally aroused much interest among psychologists and the general pub lic. Do Planet* Affect Fnrtli(|uaUe. f Camille Flammarion, the noted astrono mer. in a contribution to the Europe.*;, edition of the New York Herald, stales that notwithstanding a few coincidences of eclipses with earthquake action, care ful investigation and comparison leads him to lelieve that the sun and inoon are not influential factors in the production of earthquakes, as these occur oftentimes when the planets in question are not iu position to affect the earth, from which it is apparent that no general law of planetary action in this direction can by* deduced. The sun spots which engaged the inter est of the scientists and aroused the alarms of the superstitious some week* ago, have been seen again, according to the. reports of Prof. Brashest and Scldes enger of the observatory at Allegheny. Pa. The spots now manifest themselves in four different places. The largest one is ostirnoted at 20,000 miles in diameter, the others being only 8,000 or 10,009 miles across. Prof. Bra.shear says the si*ots will be visible for about ten days, when they will disappear with the revolu tion of the sun. Spots on the sun, he declares, seldom last more than one rev olution of that body. Unless the State of Indiana steps in within a short time, or unless the peo ple of Vincennes secure the necessary funds, within a reasonable length of time, the heme of William Henry Har rison, former Governor of the North west Territory, will be razed to the ground. Dean Swift relieved his tense and tragic moods by harnessing his serv ants with cords and driving tbeai up and down the stairs and through the rooms of the deanery.