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A CROWN OF FAITH
CHAPTER XVIII. Ella Wycherly was is her luxurious chamber. It was her time of freedom — night. She believed that all the house hold were wrapped in slumber. A lamp burned on her toilet table. Her long bair w. l * brushed and bound up for the night. Sba wore a long, loose white dressing 'wn made of thin material. The girl walked slowly up and down the large room, her hands clasped before her, her eyes cast on the ground, as if they read a sad story in the richly pat terned carpet. Her face was pale, but her eyes shone like stars. “I shall have to make up my mind at last,” she said slowly to herself, aloud. “1 must escape from this house. I ought not to give my heart to a teacher of lan guages. Have Ia heart? Sometimes I think the cruelty of those around me has crushed it out of existence. Love ! Wby should I love anybody? How do I know that there is any real love in the world t Ah 1 I do not believe it. I am an heiress. At least, even if they make the boy the heir, I shall have enough to make the fortune of a poor professor. Xo; unless I am assured of his love; besides, it is such folly—such nonsense to be in love. I am not —no; I am not!” Ella spoke to herself quite vehemently, quite loudly. This proud, impetuous na ture hated to own a curb. It had been frozen and hardened by unkindness, until it had become in danger of losing its faith In humanity. Ella stamped her slippered foot upon the carpet. “I will go away and make my own for tune.” Suddenly the door of her room burst open. Ella bad locked it, and, knowing this—for the key lay on her toilet table she uttered a cry of fear. She expected to see a ruffian enter. She thought of her jewel case, in which were rubies, ame thysts and emeralds, though the Wycherly diamonds were always in the possession of her mother. But it was no luffian who entered Ella's chamber. It was Mrs. Wycherly, pale, with compressed lips. The lady wore a dark traveling suit of cotton material—for the weather was warm—a small, dark bonnet. She was gloved and booted, and equipped for a journey. “Mamma ! Oh ! how you frightened me! I had locked the door?” “I have a key which opens ail the doors In the house. Why do you scream? It is ill bred to scream. I do not think you ever heard me scream in your life.” “Xo, mamma.” “Be silent now, and dress yourseK as quickly as possible in that braided bolland costume that was made for you to go down to the shore last year. It is in that wardrobe. You have the keys. Lace up your boots. Miss Worthington will ron.e in presently afld pack your things inro that leather trunk. Marsh and Peterson will accompany us.” “Where are we going, mamma?” “Ask no questions. The time has come for prompt obedience. No; leave your jewels. You have done with them.” “Mamma ” “Pray don't talk; every moment is of value. We must be far from here before daylight.” Mrs. Wycherly did not look at her daughter. Her eyes were fixed on the gold and white of the wall oppos te. Ella stood before her mother beseechingly. “Mamma, are you going to take me to Italy—to that house of bondage?” “To that house, where your days will be devoted to Heaven, not to the world. You are to wear sackcloth—to walk bare foot — to expiate in your fresh young life that which has gone before ” “Mamma, I know more than you think I do.” Ella drew herself up. "I refuse to expiate by my sufferings the crime of another. It cannot be done —it is monstrous! Any priest of my creed wv.uld tell you so. Besides, a sac rifice should be voluntary, or it loses all its value. I am young, and love the pleasures of life. I hate dullness, monot ony, repression! You and Miss Worth ington have made me hate it; and now I am to enter an unheard-of sisterhood, with a number of fanatic and ignorant women—dissenters from every known creed under the sun —I am to acknowl edge Miss Worthington as my supreme. I will not!” “Then chains and the lash must force obedience,” said Mrs. Wycherly, with that cold severity which appalled most persons. “I planned this life for you when yon lay in the cradle; and, since no clergy man of any creed would sanction my re solve. I have founded a creed of my own.” “Mamma, are you mad?” “No,” the lady answered, with a dreary smile; “though what I have endured might easily have driven me so. But now hurry; dress yourself. Miss Worth ington will pack. Here she comes.” And Miss Worthington entered Ella's room, dressed in the same fashion as Mrs Wycherly. For a moment Ella hesitated. During the last six mont v s she had made up her mind firmly never to enter the terrible prison house prepared for her by her mother. She had made many appeals to this Implacable parent. She had spoken to her father; but the wooden colonel had always laughed off her entreaties. “My dear, yon are a girl; Had you been a boy, I would have had the rule over you; but. being a girl, you must obey your mother.” Colonel Wycherly hud always seemed the coldest, the most stupid of men. Nev er. in all Ella’s childhood, could she rec ollect his once taking her on his knee or caressing her. The girl had really made up her mind to flee long before the time which her mother had warned would be that chosen for taking her to Italy; but now they had come to her in strong force, in the dead of night, and they commanded her to pack and dress and accompany them on this dread journay. Should she scream and shoot, and rouae the house, appeal to Lionel Leigh and Dr. Dundas, and throw herself upon their protection? No. pride forbade. *T will dreas and pack,” said Ella to herself; “and then, during the journey. It will be easy for me to escape.” Her mother may have divined her In tention ; for she watched her with lyni eytd vigilance. “No jewels, no money, not a farthing. You have doro with all those fc carer.” There was a certain heavy bracelet of gold, in the center of which was sat a valuable emerald of large ties. This or nament was worth at least fifty pounds, and it happened that the clasp being out of repair. Eii* had designed to take It into Abbotshold, to the jeweler's, on the following day. She had placed it with her gold watch —which was also out of order —under her pillow, that she might think of both is the morning at the same time. She went slowly to the bed. and, under pretense of taking a handkerchief from the pillow, contrived dexterously to hide watch and bracelet in her bosom. The spirit of adventure awoke now suddenly and daringly in Ella. She felt all at once self-reliant, courageous, deter mined. She dressed herself, and assisted Miss Worthington to pack such th.ngs as that lady considered necessary it; her trunk. “She will wear the costume of the house before winter," said Mrs. Wycher ly coldly; "a dress of gray serge.” Soon Ella was equipped In her holland suit; her boots and hat were on, and the three ladies descended the great stair case. In the passage were the confiden tial man and maid of Mrs. Wycherly. Every one was silent. The hall door stood open, and before it stood a car riage and pair of horses, and another con fidential servant was on the box. Mrs. Wycherly pointed imperiously to Elia, and Elift entered the carriage. Mrs. Wycherly and Miss Worthington follow ed. All the while Ella's mind was busy with thoughts of "scape. On, on through the summer night they went. The windows were open, and the air blew fresh, cool, delicious, on the heated brow and throbbing temples of Ella. Her heart turned strangely against her unnatural parents—turned as it had never done before. All pride in her race as a Wycherly seemed gone; it did not seem l j matter to her if she never saw the grand old house, which had never really been home to her, Again. She only desired freedom. She had skill as a mu sician, and she would exert it to win her bread. She would escape. To this Ella made up her mind, coolly, firmly, posi tively. She had no direct plau; she re solved only to watch her opportunities, and profit by them. The carriage rolled on towards a vil lage called Brookly, which lay about four miles to the west of Abbotshold. There was a railway station there, and Ella comprehended that her mother desired she should start from a little obscure place where she was not known, and so could not be recognized. Her removal was to be kept secret, then ! A complete silence was maintained by the ladies during the journey to Brookly. Xeither of the servants spoke, and when the picturesque village was reached, Ella was almost appalled at the stillness which pervaded all things. They descended and entered the little waiting room. Only a station clerk was present. He hurried into the ticket office when he saw the strangers. An express from a large town in the Midlands soon flashed and roared through the little wooden building, making the beams and rafters ring. It was gone al most immediately, and then Miss Worth ington walked up to the little window, and askbti the clerk for four firsi-class tickets for Southampton. He told her when and where and how many times she would have to change on the journey. Ella listened to every word. It was not very long before the train for Southampton came puffing into Brook ly station. It was now nearly half-past three o'clock, and the summer dawn was breaking. Not a single passenger got out at Brookly. Soon Ella was seated between her mother and Miss Worthington in a softly cushioned carriage. One servant sat with the ladies in the carriage, this was Marsh, the muscular, brawny, confiden tial coachman of Mrs. Wycherly, Ella was a prisoner. She almost won dered that her mo.her had not seen fit to pinion her arms to her *iues. But the young girl's mind was made up. If all other means failed, she would appeal to the public on the first platform, where she found herself surrounded by the rush and voices of other human beings. There were no other passengers in the carriage. The first stage seemed interm inable, and all the while silence was main tained between Mrs. Wycherly and Miss Worthington. Everything, however, comes to an end; and so did the first stage of a most un pleasant journey. “Eversholt!" cried the porters on the platform. “Change for Basingstoke and Southampton !” Mrs. Wycherly arose. Already Marsh, the coachman, stood outside to assist thf ladies to descend. Ella caine last. It was lbout five o’clock of a lovely summer morning. Ella, as she stood oe the platform, and looked opposite at th* red-tiled roofs ot houses, shadowed by thick trees, felt as if the place was the very gate of freedom for her. Free? She had never known freedom since her birth; she had never <xperienced the least manifestation of a mother's love. Sometimes she had questioned her self whether she were indeed the daugh ter of the Wycherlys. What marvel if her nature had hardened a little under the training she had received ! She looked up the platform and down it. and longed to escape, but could devise no means, and she regretted bitterly all the opportunities she had allowed to pass without providing herself with a home, however humble, away from her parents, whose intention it had always been to consign her to a living tomb. Now and then she thought of appealing to her mother's compassion; but compas sion was dead in the heart of Mrs. Colo nel Wycherly. “One hour before the train starts. Let us rest in the waiting room.” It was Miss Worthington who spoke; and then, for the first time, it seemed to strike Mrs. Wycherly that none of the party had broken their fast for hour*. “We must have some breakfast,” said the lady shortly. “Ella, you will be re quired to use abstinence in your new abode; therefore, begin now to eat spar ingly ; a cup of coffee and a plain bis cuit” Mrs. Wycherly, meanwhile, had tea with ham sandwiches. Miss Worthing ton. like Eila, partook only of biscuit and coffee. There were many persons in the large refreshment room partaking of breakfast. Ella watched all with the keen-sighted ness of a detective. Mias Worthington walked away to pay the bill. “Mamma, I feel faint. 1 must get out to the air,” said Ella suddenly. It was true that from fasting and ex citement she was faint. Mr*. Wycherly, overcome with fatigue, had involuntarily closed her eyee. She opened them, and. seeing Ella look pale, said ; "Tell Miss Worthington to go with you." But Ella only went very quickly from the room and out upon the platform and down the steps, and ao into the quaint town of Evenaholt. (To bo continued.) GaUaatrr. "Thank you very much,” aaid the lady, smilingly accepting the proffered seat "Madam." said the man. tipping hla hat, “you surprise and pain me.” “I do not understand you." "Well, you've lost me a bet."—Phil adelpbia I^edger. It garprltr* Her. "When my husband was ln Spala last year.” said Mrs. Swellman. “he succeeded in buying in quite a lot of the king’s wines." “Well, well,” exclaimed V j. Nu ritetk “the Idee o' buyin’ second-hand wines!"—Philadelphia Press. Couldn't Blame 'Em. Said She—You men seem to be fond of hugging delusions. Said He —Well, we are not to blame. You women are such delusive .crea ture*. Hl* Trade. “I do spring cleaning at all seasons of the year.” “How's that?" "I'm a watchmaker." FRESH AIR SCHOOL. Hot Soapstones Furnished Pupils ■with Cold Feet. A fresh air school, unique among ed ucational institutions in this country, has just been opened in Providence, R. I. The school will be conducted in doors, in that it is held inside a build ing, but great swinging windows on three sides of each room, extending the length and width of each, and an ex tensive system of ventilation afford an atmosphere of cold, pure air, making the room easily adaptable to ‘he con ditions necessary to comfortable and hygienic study by every student. The idea of establishing the school was first suggested by the Rhode Isl and League for the Suppression of Tuberculosis, which had heard of the satisfactory results attained by many schools of the kind in European coun tries. The system in operation in the German schools, which is almost uni versal throughout Europe, has been adopted for the Providence school with but few variations. The usual custom of removing the outer wraps while in the class rooms will not be followed In the “fresh air school,” except when the weather com pels the closing of the large windows. Students subject to cold extremities wull have their feet and legs encased in woolen bags, made for the purpose, and wear gloves or mittens when their studies and play permit. The chairs and desks and other paraphernalia in the class rooms have been constructed on portable platforms, so that it will be possible at all times to keep within the rays of the sun. The school is a part of the city's regular school sys tem. A MODERN UTOPIA. Millionaire’s Flan for a Model Village in Ohio. James W. Ellsworth, a coal operator, whose home is in Xew York, has taken under his protection the village of Hudson, In northern Ohio, which was for more than half a century the seat of Western Reserve University, and intends to make It the most beautiful spot in Ohio, as well as a seat of learning. He has already made one gift of SIOO,OOO to the village, and within the next few months he will spend many additional thousands In beautifying the little town and carry ing out his plan of making it an edu cational center. Perhaps the most novel part of the program in beautifying the village is the destruction of unsightly buildings anl everything in fact that does not suit his taste. His agents have been busy buying up property all over the village ou which are located buildings which he thinks are a detriment to his plans. These structures will be torn down and fine new buildings erected in their place. Ellsworth is over 60 years of age and was born on a small farm near a splendid estate he owns not far from Hudson. His father conducted a gen eral store in the village. Asa young man the son moved to Chicago. He obtained employment there in the office of a big coal firm. After several years’ hard work he started in the coal busi ness for himself. In a few years he became one of the largest independent coal operators in the country. Cabinetmakers’ Union, of St. Paul, and Minneapolis, Minn., have formed a district council. Minneapolis, Minn., Trades Assembly represents about 13.000 memoers of labor unions in Minneapolis. In Germany the strongest trade union affiliated with the general federation is that of the metal workers, which at the close of 1006 had a membership of 3HTy 075. Efforts are being made ro organize a branch of the independent labor party in Toronto, Canada. Fees and applications from several hundred labo" men nave al ready been received, and it >s expected to have at least 5,000 names before the end of the year. The new Alabama child labor law re cently went into effect. It forbids the employment of children, under twelve years of age in cotton mills and other in dustries, and children between the ages of twelve and fourteen are not allowed to work full time. In the Clyde shipyards the shadow of the threatened strike has been removed, the men having accepted a reduction of 5 per cent on piece rates, the masters having on their side agreed to forego the proposed reduction of one farthing per hour on time rates. The eleventh annual convention of the Tennessee Federation of Labor, held re cently, took practical steps looking toward obtaining favorable legislation for labor in Tennessee, and a campaign will be in stituted to obtain more thorough organ ization of the laboring people. Industrial conditions are greatly im proved in Bridgeport, Corn. Every fac tory has resumed operations, some in full force and others to pernaps 75 per cent of their capacity, and some which were running on short time will increase the number of working hews each week. Plans are being made by the Structural Building Trades Alliance and the Central Labor Union of S;a>l;ane. Wash., to erect a labor temple in that city to cost $75,- 000. There are 7700© union men in Spo kane, and by 40 per cent of them taking $25 worth of stock the amount can be raised. The right of the State Legislature un d*r the constitution of the United States to enact a law prohibiting the employ ment of female laborers for more than ten hours a day, in which the State of Oregon is involved, was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States re cently. President Roosevelt’s recommendation to Congress for a postal savings bank is meeting with the indorsement of union labor throughout the country. It is look ed upon as a boon to the mechanics, in that it gives them a place of absolute se curity to place their savings, whether they are of large or small amount. For the first time in its history. Mex ico is to hare a great central labor body similar to the American Federation of Labor, and exercising all its functions. Detroit (Mich.) Lodge of Shipmasters' Association has adopted a res-vution. urg ing Washington as a permanent meeting place for the annual winter sessions. All lodges along the lakes will be asked to support this plan. The union barbers of Washington. D. C., are waking np. They have appointed a business agent and organ ixe" to push the organisation and strengrhe l ns ranks. The Centra! Labor Union and American Federation of Labor will aid the local in Us work. Bedroom Ventilation. It goes without saying that the bed room, according to Dr. Woods Hutch inson In the American Magazine, should be well ventilated, especially in view of the heavy storing of oxygen in the tissues which goes on during sleep. All windows should be open from the top, at least one. and better two or three inches, so that a gentle current of air can be felt blowing across the face. It is just as pure and as wholesome as day air. Xight fogs and rain are only injurious In so far as they frighten you Into shut ting your windows. Xo air that ever blew outdoors is so dangerous or poisonous as that inside a bedroom with closed windows. The clothing should be as light as consistent with warmth, the mattress elastic but firm, the pillows as high as the breadth of the shoulders, so that It will keep the neck and head horizontal or slightly above when lying on the side. The good, hard common sense of humanity has solved all these problems, and the modern hair mattress or its equiva lent, single pillow and blankets, or cheesecloth-covered “comforts.” which can be cleaned and Aerated by turning the hose on It. can hardly be much improved on. Beyond these there Is no virtue whatever in hard beds, flat or no pillows and cold bedrooms. The boggy feather bed, collector of the per spiration and diseases of successive generations; the bolster, the eiderdown quilt, the hard sailcloth-like counter pane, both airtight, and the latter heavy as a hoard, have gone to the attic or the ash heap, where they be long. with the four-poster and its cur tains, the nightcap and the warming pan. Wrap Easily Made. A dainty wrap to wear over a party dress is made like this sketch of bril liant blue cloth w ith a collar and scarf of black satin. The collar is decorated with a band of white lace and a band of silver braid. The scarf laces through silver cord rings and ends in silver tas sels. The cut of this garment is sim ply a long rectangular piece of cloth with a circular opening for the neck. American Girls. The average American girl Is blase almost before the English girl is ready to leave her school, say3 a writer in the American Word Magazine. The English girl never leaves her governess and home before she is eighteen, while at the same age the American girl has seen much of the world. Yet the American girl retains her vivacity and her interest in everything, and It is that one quality, 1 think, above all oth ers, that wins for her the admiration of the English woman. The American woman net °r looks to her husband as master, while the English woman is taught to do so from her birth. How to Sit Gracefully. When sitting, says the Delineator, be sure that your hips are never brought farther forward than your shoulders. The proper way is to get your hips as far back as possible in the chair and firmly settled there. Then you can Imagine the upper part of jour body a stem,; swaying as it will. You can bend forward or sideways, but you will never want to bend back, and even if you grow to be stout, you will still look well when sitting: and if you want to lean back in a steamer chair you may even be graceful. Remove Soot from Stove. Ip burning soft coal the soot accu mulates quickly in the lower part uu der the oven and prevents things from baking on the bottom. When I find that my oven is not hot enough and baking ns It should on the bottom, I leave the damper up, open the soot door, and put In a newspaper or two and set fire to them. The draft caus ed by the burning of the paper blows the soot up the stove pipe. In a few minutes I have my oven In good bak j ing order and things are not spoiled i by the operation. QAJMEr 'MiDE^s Peacock blue, slate gray and a rich mahogany brown are three favorite shades of the season. Much of the ornateress of the nt w evening coats Is in the lining, which usually has gold filet or gay galloons as a finish to the linings of white or fleiicate colors. Cloth and net Is a favorite combina tion for waists that are to be worn with the tailor suit. The blouse Is usually of the net with bands of chif fon broadcloth. When the feathers on a hat have lost their “curl” through dampness or wet by rain, hold the hat. feathers down, ever a heated radiator or near a stove, and the “curl” will return quickly. A dull gown may often be transfer red by just a touch of a different color. Thus bright yellow or dull . ink will often change the whole appe-iance of a brown gown, while a little light blue on purple haa a charming effect. Coats and skirts in striped velveteens are being very much worn. Sou# of the newest tailor coats are being car ried out in velvet, plain or striped and trimmed with wide strappings of cloth, to match the cloth of the skirt with which they are worn. Simplicity Is the keynote of the hour, and the only trimming permissi ble on these tailor-mades, besides the braids nnd soutaches, which are al ways in vogue, is the quaint embroid ery, some of Egyptian design and col oring, which Is seen in the waistcoat or appears in the collar and cuffs. The prettiest afternoon and evening dresses seen this season are those of mousseline, trimmed with cloth. Band ed at the bottom and trimmed lightly at the corsage, the effect is lovely. If lace be used, filet is the best, and it should be dyed to match the others. Such a gown is not perishable, and may be worn by women of almost any age. In black it is wonderfully strik ing. Health and Beauty Hints. When a cut will not heal, saturate a piece of absorbent cotton with coal oil and bind on. Certain kinds of toothache can be relieved by painting the gums with a solution of one-lialf glycerin and one of cloves. A weak solution of salt water snuff ed up the nostrils will often break a cold that seems to have 1 taken firm grip on you. Sprains should be treated as quickly as po-’s-ible with hot water, after which the part affected should be rubbed with liniment. Heat applied locally for neuralgic pains is very soothing and effective. It is best to have a hot-water bag al ways in the house. If your feet get very cold when you are out, instead of stamping them, as is the usual way, rise on the toes as many times as you can. Be extremely careful when the grip is rampant, not to get the feet wet. More colds are taken through the feet and ankles than in any other way. •Xo application is better for luster less hair than salt. Rub well into the roots of the hair at night, then tie up in a large handkerchief or wear a nightcap. Brush out the salt in the morning. Physicians declare that women are doing themselves serious injury in their efforts to get thin. Exercise is all right, but exercise so violent that it leaves a woman tired out is not to he advised, any more than is too little food taken in the interest of slenderness. For all sores and blisters whose character is not serious there is no better dressing than the spermaceti ointment sold by druggists. It con tains spermaceti, white beeswax, al mond oil and benzoin. It is Just the simple, harmless thing to be put lu a corner of one’s bag when going on a walking tour. If the rims of the finger nails re fuse to look clear and well kept des pite all one's care, try dripping the ends of the fingers in r. lialf-lemori every day or two. Let them stay in the acid for five minutes, then rinse thoroughly in water as hot as can be endured, wipe carfully and polish with a good nail powder. Twelve women in England can write M. F. H. after their names, which fif teen years ago was an unheard of honor. The only woman maker of violins in the world, as far as known, is a young Hungarian girl living in Denver, Colo. Her instruments are noted for their fine tone. Among those whose private fortunes are said to exceed $20,000,000 there are three women, Bertha Krupp of Ger many, Mrs. Hetty Green and Mrs. An na Weigbtmau Walker of the United States. Miss Mira L. Dock, who is one of the vice presidents of the State Federation of Pennsylvania Women, lias the unique houor of being the only woman on the forestry commission of Penn sj'lvanla. The capped and kerchief grandmoth er Is a thing of the past and in her place have come spirited young women of SO who can ride to hounds with sweet 16. Mrs. Annette Wilber, of Maryville. Ohio, in her year, has become an enthusiastic member of a recently formed riding club of that city. The woman who needs prodding to keep up physical exercises would per haps do better If they knew it Is a fad for queens. Que B n Alexandra rides an automatic horse. th“ czarina has an artificial rowing machine. Queen Hel ene of Greece climbs imaginary moun tains in her gvmnasium and Marie of ltouinania has a stationary bicycle on which she can pedal miles Indoors. Beautifying (he Hall. In some of the American basement houses the drawing-room stairway makes a graceful sweep up from the first floor reception and dining-room suites. Being so conspicuously visible at all functions to the guests invited, the side wall of this stairway, in one instance, has been treated with a i ries of Venetian mirrors of various shapes and dimensions, hung on the wall after the fashion of pictures. This had a wonderful effect in widen ing the first floor space and in re penting all the details of furniture placed in the lower suite of rooms, from front door to dining-room In the rear. High Stakes at Bridge. It Is a fact that many women in so ciety have found themselves in seri ous difficulties because of their losses at the gaming table. There is no more persistent bridge player than the women whose ill luck becomes a Joke to the members of her social circle One of the stories is that of a certain young matron who risked a magnificent set of Russian sables, a Christmas gift from her husband, on a rubber at bridge aud won. This same young woman lost in a few mouths the income from her father’s estate for a year, and she still is play ing the game with the same feverish recklessness. But this is only one in stance out of many. The few women who do win, however, are able to in dulge their tastes for extravagance to the full, and that is the way the mouey goes in the end. Use your blouse pattern, cut the front in one piece, cutting a V in the front; into this tit a dickey, face the V, put on a sailor collar, run a drawstring through, no button to sew on nor but tonholes to make. The blouse slips on over the head and is tied; will he suit able for boy or girl, and will look neat In making buttonholes, if the goods is loose, as serge, broadcloth and for velvet, place goods under presser foot. Commence at the back point, run for ward carefully to front point, turn, take two stitches, turn, run along the other side, turn, two stitches, turn, and so on, leaving space in the center for cutting. Then buttonhole stitch as us ual. In making underwear for the small folks out of old underclothes or other old material it requires a great amount of time to work the buttonholes, and the old material does not wear long. To avoid this take a stout piece of muslin four Inches wide for bands. This makes bauds wide enough when the buttonholes are worked at the top to have plenty of cloth below to rip from an old garment and place upon anew one. One pair of bands will out wear three pairs of drawers thus made. Fop I’retly Hands. Women of fashion, though capricious about many things, stick to the prac tice of wearing chamois gloves when asleep, to keep their hands soft. Mrs. Arthur Scott Burden, daughter of Mrs. Aurel Batonyi and granddaughter ot Frank Work, has perfect hands, and women who know her well say she never goes to bed without drawing on such protectors. Gloves worn for sleep ing ought to be three times as large as those usually required. An excellent plan is that of slitting them up to the bases of the fourth finger and thumb respectively, so as to permit of a free circulation of air, the several seams being laced with ribbon and tied round the wrist. A good cream must be rubbed on the hands after washing them, an excellent home-made skin food being that of an ounce of shredded wax and half an ounce of myrrh stirred together in a bainmarie until the wax is melted. A couple of ounces of honey and a little distilled water should then be added, with a teasiKxniful or more of pure glj’cerine, and stirred until the mix lure is of cream-like consistency, a deli cate scent being given by means of orrisroot powder. After washing when the weather is cold, the operation of drying cannot be too thoroughly per formed. Many women take the wise precaution of rubbing a little oatmeal powder or almond meal over the backs of the hands, the fine powder absorb ing any suspicion of moisture which may not have been removed by means of the towel. A* to Engagement*. When an engagement takes place the relations of the happy man should im mediately express a wish to be intro duced to his fiancee, If they are strang ers to her. in order that tiiey may wel come her as a future member of their family. If they live in the immediate neighborhood, they call tijton her and her parents; if at a distance, they in vite her to pay them a visit, when her lover accompanies her and introduce* her to his family. Morning Dress. This morning dress of striped blue and white silk is made with shirt waist The Jabot and skirt flounces of coarse white net are edged with silk. A Manlcnrlng Tip. If the hands are not good and the nails badly shaped, try to Improve the latter by training the cuticle. Every night soak the fingers in hot water for five minutes. Then with an orange wood stick press back the cuticle to lengthen the nails. Afterwards rub in cold cream. Do not omit this or the soaking will make the cuticle very dry. Bltlag the Nalls. This Is a habit that should be Imme diately corrected In children, becaus. it permanently deforms the nail*. Dip ping the finger ends in some bitter tinc ture will generally prevent children from putting them in their month. It this fall*, each finger should be en cased in & stall until the propensity la eradicated. Wisconsin Slate News THIRD MYSTERY AT JANESVILLE Woman In Eonnd Dead with Her Throat Cut from Ear to Ear. Mrs. Martha Anderson was found dead in Janesville with iter throat cut from ear to ear. Mrs. Anderson was found in a rooming house lying on a cot, her head hanging over the side. A police officer was summoned by other roomers in the house. Chief of jiolice Appleby found clews which he says undoubtedly point to suicide in the case. A search of the wom an's room revealed what little change she had, as well as her gold watch, stowed away in an old trunk, the key of which was found under the pillow. The blood stained razor was washed, and the daugh ter said that the instrument belonged to her mother. Former Sheriff Malt press from Edgerton said that a few years ago he took Mrs. Anderson to the State hos pital for the insane at Madison, where she remained for three years. When she was released it was against the wishes of her relatives, who feared she would take her own life. Mrs. Anderson has acted strangely for the last year, and lived alone in one room. She often remarked that “life was not worth the battle.” TRAIN CATCHES FIRE. Wisconsin Central Crew Backs Hurn injt Car to EiiK'ine House. After vainly attempting to extinguish a lire in a carload of wood, the crew of a Wisconsin Central freight backed the train into Fond du Lac at a furious rate of speed and pulled up in front of the Xo. 3 engine house, where the firemen made short work of the blaze. The fire was discovered two miles south of the city, and the spectacle of a blazing car attached to a long train was an unusual one to those who were held at the street crossings when the cars passed. The en gine house is located not more than 13 feet from the tracks. HE LEAPS TO LIBERTY. Froelloh, Airealeil an One Senlencc- EndH, Jump* from Window. William Froelich, who recently finish ed a two-year sentence at Waupun for forgery and who was arrested as he left the prison to be tried on other counts, escaped from St. Mary’s hospital in Rhinelander by jumping through a second storv window. While in the jail Froelich complained of lung and heart trouble, his apparent distress leading the district at torney to permit his removal to the hos pital. Froelich is looked upon as a sharp crook, lie obtained a number of bank checks during a fire two years ago and succeeded in forging and passing several. THREE-YOLKED EGG EVERY DAY New Anbnrn Man Hum Fowl ilnit Lay* Over 'Em AII. Selim Smith of the town of New Au burn claims to have the champion hen “which lays the golden eggs.” During one week the hen laid a three-yolked egg daily and Mr. Smith thinks that with proper nourishment she will continue to perform the feat. The eggs were as lnrge as goose eggs. One of the eggs contained two separate yolks and a smaller egg which had a jierfectly formed shell around it. GRAVE IN WRONG LOT. PrieMt Kefanen to Go on with Rnrlal Till New One In Du*;. Upon the arrival of a funeral cortege with the body of Joseph Glemish at the cemetery in Chippewa Falls Father Retz found that the sexton had dug the grave on the wrong lot and refused to dess the grave and conduct the service, saying it was an injustice to bury a body in an other man's lot. The cortege returned to the city, and the burial did not take place until anew grave was dug. VETERAN OFFICER IS INSANE. Unjor JoHeiih tl. Bullard of Kitu Claire, Sent to Asylum. Major Joseph M. Ballard, aged 55. an officer of the Wisconsin National Guard for nearly twenty years, captain in tlie Third Wisconsin volunteers in the inva sion of Porto Rico, has been committed by County Judge Blum to the State asy lum at Mendota on account of mental de rangement. lie had a prosperous busi ness in Eau Claire as a druggist. llatpln for Dynamite. Mrs. Joe Gebhnrt of Radisson tried to pick a dynamite cap with a hat pin. An explosion tore off four of her fingers and burned her face. A piece of cap struck her sister, Mrs. Joe Cardinal, standing near, in the eye, nearly destroying the sight. Shot Down in Hlm Own Home. Mariano Saltemachia was shot down in his home in the suburbs of Kenosha. The police believe an organized band went to his home to kill him. Twelve arrests have been made. The wounded man is at the Kenosha hospital and it is possi ble that lie will recover. Wife Sick. Hr Kills Himself. William Winkelmann of Cassel com mitted suicide by hanging. A roie made from twine was tied to a rafter in a barn. The body was found by his 8-vear-old I’onghter Ida. Despondency over his wife's illness is thought to have been the cause. Dies as He Two-Step*. Emil Luedbe of Abrams died suddenly wnile dancing a circular two-step. He bad en.-nged Miss Anna Lear for the dance and the young couple, with the floor full, was enjoying the two-step when Lnedke suddenly fell dead. Milwaukee Men Vanied. Gov. Davidson has appointed Fred Thwaite and James Trottman, both of Milwaukee, regents of the University of Wisconsin. The men who failed of ap pointment were W. J. Elrov and Arthur J. Puls. Blow Postofllee, Get Nothing. The safe of the Shiocton postoißce was olown on a recent morning and the Fah ley & Greenwalt store was also entered. The burglars escaped on a handcar. They •ecu red no money. To Meter School Alp. State Superintendent Cary h'.s just received for use of hi* inspector t in his department, two air meter* to lv used in testing the amount of fresh air brought into the school room and the amount of foul air carried out in a given time. These instruments are adjusted so as to measure accurately the air current. New County Is Proposed. The project of establishing anew county, compr: : ng only the city of Su perior and to be called Superior County, is being discussed extensively. Some of the agitation is the outgrowth of the creation of new towns in the county. Thi* has given the country part of Doug s County full control of the County oard. Many Mea Go Back to Work. The Elm street plant of the Beaver Dam Malleable Company will resume op erations Feb. 24. It employs 350 men and has been closed since Dec. 15. ALERT AS TO BRIDGE3. S u per lor FrupaHN to Insure Fre# Public tr. With the steel corjioratiou asking Con gress for permission to build a bridge across the St. Louis river and with local people framing a bill asking for another bridge to be used by the Soo road, Su perior is beginning to take notice that there will soon be something doing in the railroad line. Bridge matters are alway* watched closely there and it is safe to say unless there is assurance both bridge* will be free to the public and for street cars, there will be difficulty in getting the measures through Congress. The steel corporation bridge is far up the river anti connects the property owned by the com pany in the two cities. The company'!* belt line, to circle from the iron range connections around south of Superior anti ending at the terminals in the eust end of the city will use this bridge. The Soo'* bridge is further down stream and is for freight purposes, giving the Soo an out let from the coming industrial center of Duluth to its proposed yards ou the Su perior side of the bay. COW IS QUEEN IN WISCONSIN. Dairy Interests of State AKKrrgala 7,000,000 Yearly. With the largest attendance in its his tory the Wisconsin Buttermakers' Asso ciation opened its seventh annual conven tion in Milwaukee. Wisconsin hasn’t an equal in the Union in creameries and cheese factories, according to J. G. Moore, secretary of the association. “The pro ducts of Wisconsin dairy interests aggre gate $37,000,000 a year.” he says. “The value of the butter produced in one year in Wisconsin is $20,000,000. Cheese to the amount of SIO,OOO.(MH> is manufac tured. Illinois corn is king, but in Wis consin the cow is queen.” There are 1,700 cheese factories and 1,200 cream eries in the State. POMPADOUR SAVES HER. tilrl Dnrely Escapes Fracturing; Her Skull in Runaway Accident. Miss Lillian Maurer of Beloit and .1. I). Gleghorn of Brnkesville, Ili., were rid ing when the horse got the bit between his teeth and dashing around a corner, overturned the carriage. Gleghorn es caped with but a few bruises and abra sions on the forehead, but Miss Maurer was hurlec front the vehicle and dived head first into the wheel of a wagon. She sustained a sprained cord in the neck nnd a cut on the nose. That she did not re ceive a fractured skull was due to a fur cap she wore and to her large pompa dour. Both young people ate student* of Beloit college. FEED CABBAGE TO CATTLE. OutnKumie County Farmers Have Too Many on Hand. Cabbages, which last year at this time were bringing S2O a ton, are now being fed to cattle in Outagamie County. On account of the high price last year farm ers raised them extensively and construct ed their own warehouses in which to store them waiting for the winter raise in prices. The large supply has kept the price down to $6 and rather than sell at that figure tlie farmers are feeding the vegetable to their cattle. Suffer from Dos-Wolve*. Wolves are becoming so numerous in Crawford County that scores of sheep have recently been killed. Wolves have intermingled with dogs, nnd the cros* breeds are even more of a menace than the ordinary wolf. MINOR STATE ITEMS. Mrs. llenretta Treatei, an old resident of Vesper, is dead, aged 70. She is sur vived by seven children. George McClure, a well-known resident of Greenlenf and one of the early pio neers of Brown county, Is dead, aged 77. Peter Neuses, a Janesville coal dealer, was severely bruised, and his wife and Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Schmitt of Chicago considerably shaken up in n runaway- Thirty young women at Bloomer hays' formed a Woman's Leap Year UnioW- The purpose being to corral husbands tbit* year. Bloomer is noted for its beautiful women and single men and there is there fore a good field for the union. Roosevelt's anti-race suicide advocacy finds ardent supporters in Mr. and Mrs, John Bensinger, a Mishicott couple who have just become parents of a third pair of twins. The couple have had seven teen children, twelve of whom are living. Disgusted with certain members of the village board who, it is claimed, sanction ed allowing the saloons to remain ois-n after hours, and unable to compel law observance by the liquor men. Mayor G. G. Chandler of I'ardeeville bus resigned. Rev. Dr. John K. Fowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Ln Crosse, former moderator of the Presby terian Synod of Wisconsin and one of the most prominent clergymen of his denom ination in the Northwest, died of perito nitis, aged 55. George Hughes of Madison, a workman employed by Worden & Allen of Mil waukee, contractors for the steel work on the new west wing of the capitol, miraculously escaped death when lie fell a distance of !H> feet from the third story of the structure to the basement. Because James Irving of Appleton nursed Marry Martin, sou of a Minne apolis millionaire, during his fatal illness in Montana and then accompanied the re mains home, Mr. Martin, Sr., lias sbowi* his gratitude by setting the Appleton man up in the cattle business in Montana, lie has gone to his new ranch. Bishop Fox announces the appointment of Vicar General I,ockeman as pastor of Holy Cross church, Kai'Vauna. He will continue to act as vicar general. The scarcity of priests in the Gr>en Bay dio cese, it is said, makes l* necessary for the vicar general to take up this work. Wi liam J. Hay of Oshkosh has report ed to the police that his valuable Ken tucky thoroughbred horse was taker.' from hi* barn, but return“d. It is believed the person entered the barn and put a bridle On the horse, but no saddle. Mr. llay is of the opinion the horse threw the rider and then came back. Ma.vville i* arranging for its first an nual homecoming in a few month* and at a meeting Mayor Baehhuber was elect ed chairman and 11. H. Forkmann secre tary. The past vear was a prosperous on* fur the stockholders of the Athenian creamery. A 15 per cent dividend want declared. The total of butter manufac tured was 133,316% pounds. Engineer Lindboe prevented a serf one wreck at Spoonrr by seeing a “dead” en gine stationed on the maiu track near the Yellow river bridge. He succeeded in bringing his train to a standstill a few feet from the engine. Dr W. A. Gordon, superintendent of the northern State hospital for insane in Oshkosh, has received a fine specimen of buffalo and has added it to the large zoo at the hospital. The animal is owned by J. t’. Jordan of Ashland, who bu .oaned the animal until next summer. It is 4 years old and weighs 1.200 pounds. “Everything is going nicely in the in stitution snd applications and patient* are still coming in.” says Dr. Chester A. Pauli, superintendent of the Wisconsin Tuberculosis sanitorium at Wales. There are more than thirty-five patients there and more are expected as soon as the necessary course of the explications shall havs been complied.