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A CROWN Of FAITH
CHAPTER XXl.—(Continued.) “You are surprised'?” asked Dr. Dun dis. “Well, you will perhaps be annoyed •when you hear of the part I have taken in your life. I received the silver casket from your father at Chateau Moreauville; I hold it now. In that casset are the certificates which prove your father's mar riage and your birth. You are the very next heir to an earldom, my young friend, and, in my opinion, worthy of it.” “Are you mocking me, sir?” “No; your father was my earliest, near est friend. He was a noble, the eldest son of an earl; but he was my greatest friend at Oxford. He fell madly in love with a beautiful creature who sold flow er; in the I/ondon streets. She was an innocent lass of sixteen, just come up from the country. Her father was dead, and her old grandfather was turned out of his farm; her mother died of want. This child was barefoot and beautiful, and sold flowers to support the old man; and your father, a handsome noble, lost his heart —lost his head—married her, sir —actually married her! The flower girl became Lady Marlowe. 1 was present at the wedding.” Lionel grasped the hand of the doctor. “The earl heard of it, sent for your father, abused him. told him to leave his presence. He never saw him again. Your father took your mother abroad, support ed her by his pen, changed his name. You were born, and your sister; and your mother died. Your father bad taken a hatred to his own class; he had become an ardent Republican. He wished his chiitlr.-n to grow up in the same notions. ,o be guided by the same ideas. I was sent for to consult with him; but he would not allow me to see either of you; he feared that in some way the secret would be disclosed. “I used to walk up and down the long hall with him at Moreauville when all the household were asleep, and then he told me that after his death I was to tell his children who their father had been. He was very ill at that time, in the last stage of a mingled consumptive and heart disease. Well, he died suddenly; but he had given me the casket some months be fore. You will ask me why I have kept silent all these months. Recause I wish ed to test your virtues and your sister’s in the school of adversity. You have come out well, Loth of you, and I see no reason for prolonging your probation.” “Y'ho are we, then?” asked Lionel quickly. “lour father was the Earl of Beryl, he was Lord Marlowe. The present old Ear! of Beryl, who lies dying at CaJ thorpe, is your grandfather. The old earl is conscious. It is only right that you should come with me there, that 1 may present you; show him the certificates, and also give him a letter written to him by his son, your father, and confided to mo.” Lionel buried his face in his hands, the strong young mnn trembled with emotion; presently, glancing up, he said: “But, Mr. Calthorpe?” “Ah! he is only a distant cousin of the earl ; he is a generous lad, and, if he had not acted like a jackanapes in regard to this Watson woman, there could be no harm in his marrying your sister, for the ea:l would give him a few thousands, and you would settle anything on your sister to make her happy?” “Anything,” answered Lionel, with a sigh. “Don’t despair!” said the doctor, laying his hand on the young man’s shoulder; “Ella will surely write to you. I have studied that girl, and I know ” “But there is a secret eonnccteu with the Wycherlys?” said Lionel. “Ah! a very sad one,” returned Dr. Dundas gloomily. CHAPTER XXII. The interview has taken plat*?, Dr. Dundas has presented Lionel Leigh to the old earl as his grandson, his son’s letter has been read to him, in the presence of witnesses he has acknowledged Lionel as his heir, anew will has been made. Arthur Calthorpe sits alone, and des perate, in a secluded room iu the mansion. To find himself superseded Uy another heir was naturally bitter, but to know himself cut off from love and happiness was still more bitter. Lionel Leigh Marlowe—that was the family name of the Earls of Beryl—was generous, noble-souled, and princely. He wished to huve liberal settlements made on the young gentleman whose place and prospects fate had compelled him to usurp, and these settlements were drawn up very quickly. Lionel would fain have gone to the unhappy young man and have said to him: “You love my sister, she loves 3-0 u; marry her. and I shall be rejoiced.” But Ellen Watsou. with her ponies, her fine toilets, her intangible but most perplexing claims, stood in the way. Arthur sat in a small, dark study, which looked iuto a secluded portion of the grounds. The French window opened upon a grass plot, surrounded with dark evergreen shrubs. All at once he was conscious of a figure obstructing the red light of the setting sun. which Hooded the lawn and the window at that moment, liaising his head suddenly, he perceived M iss Ellen Watson. She wore a light riding habit, exquis itely made, which set off her slight form admirably. ller fair plaits descended from under a stylish riding hat. Her face was slightly Hushed: there was a light, defiant and almost triumphant .ight in the blue eyes. Without s moment's hesita tion the young woman entered the room and stood by the side of Arthur “Have you come to your senses ?” she asked calmly. , "I have never lost them." he said, fold ing his arms and looking at her sternly. "Well, so the news is that you are not to be Earl of Beryl, but will remain Mr. Oalthorpe, with about four thousand a year. I am contented to be Mrs. Cal tborpe on those terms; or will you settle on me half your income? and ehail we live separate?” “Half my income to you. a stranger—” At that moment a dark shadow flitteo across the brightness of the window, and Ellen Watson felt a motnentsry chill — a presentiment—a something intangible— she knew not what. Arthur Oalthorpe also saw the shadow. Looking across the lawn to where the evergreens grew thick, he was certain that he perceived the fig ure of a man moving stealthily among them, but the fact made little impression at the time. I shell go on with the lawsuit, then.” ■aid the lady loftily. “I am sure the fact of your having called me Mrs. Oalthorpe before witnesses, in Scotland, eomtltuta you m3 husband; c:h*rwise 1 would con sent to live as your wife, separate from you but on an income of two thousand per annum; that would suffice for my ex penses. or nearly so.” “And now. perhaps, if you have said all you have to say, you will have the kindness to leave the house.” mid Arthur Calthorpe. With a light, riDgi laugh. Mias Wat son passed out c. French window, •lashing off with her riding whip the head of a tall, golden lily which grew close to the window. “I have left my pony at the little aide gate below the plantation," she said: “so I wish you good evening, my affectionate spouse.’’ Arthur Calthorpe ground hi* teeth with rage. This woman, whose hand he had scarcely clasped in courtesy, to claim him as her husband ! It was monstrous ! He stood and watched her cross the lawn. Scarcely had she disappeared among th<- bushes, when a loud shriek rent the till air, and he at once rushed out and reached the thicket of bushes in time to find Ellen Watson stretched sense less and bleeding from a wound in the temple, while two men fought with the savage fury of wild beasts a few feet farther off. One of these men was a sailor, a sort of Hercules in strength and build. His blue shirt-front, half open, aisclosed a hairy chest; his dress was travel soiled, his face brown as a gipsy’s, his great beard descended to bis chest. And who was he struggling with? Whose hands rained down savage blows upon his head —hands nerved with what seemed a super natural strength. It was Colonel Wych erly, the nonentity, the proud, pompous nobody who owned all the wide manors of Wycherly. And he fought like a de mon ; he seemed to aim at Ihe sailor’s life. At a little distance lay a terrible clnb, which he was making frantic efforts to clutch. “Help, help!” roared the sailor, “if ye be a man ! This is a fiend, I’m thinking. See how he served my poor lass there." In a moment he joined forces with the sailor; but it seemed that the strength of the eolonpl redoubled with opposition. He bit and clawed a wildcat. Arthur Calthorpe began to shout for help, and presently the bushes were torn aside, and there appeared Dr. Dundas. With one bound the doctor reached the colonel, kneeled on his chest, and then dashed some fluid from a flask into the convulsed face. The effect was instanta neous. There was another convulsive twitch, and then the whole face became still. It was like the face of one dead. The hands lay motionless, the teeth were clenched. Another rustle amid the bushes, and Mrs. Colonel Wycherly stood amid the alarmed and excited group. The lady wore a long train of lavender colored silk ; on her head was a simple fichu of white lace; her fac* was ghastly waite. “Look there, ’ said I)r. Dundas, point ing to the form of Ellen Watson. “I have been an idiot, Mrs. Wycherly, to con ceal this dreadful secret so long. I will tell all now, and I will no longer act as keeper. Mr. Cathorpe, I owe the whole county—and you, more especially—an ac count of this wretched secret of Wych erly; it shall be made in writing. But now let me see to this vic im of Colonel Wycherly.” Mrs. Wycherly wrung her hands. The anguish upon the woman’s face was ter rible. The doctor, meanwhile, put his hand upon the heart of Ellen Watson. “She will live,” he said coolly; “but she will want care and long nursing.” “Aye. my poor lass,” said the rough sailor, looking at her fondly; “she were a bit skittish, and fond of finery, and a clever lass; but she thought I were dead, I will say that for her. She is my wife, sir.” he added, looking earnestly at Ar thur Calthorpe—“my wife, whom I mar ried four years ago at St. Ann’s church, in Penwaggan, a village of the Orkneys. I can prove my marriage and bring for ward parson and clerk, if she feels in clined to dispute it, which she won’t, I take it; for she thought me dead, drown ed off Cape Horn, when the Mermaid went down there three years ago, and only five hands saved, of which I am one.” From that night forth the young gen tleman was forever rid of the preposter ous claims of Ellen Watson. She, a vain, ambitious girl, had, in truth, mar ried John King, four years back, in the Orkney-s. She had lived with him com fortably for a year. News came of the loss of the Mermaid and she believed her self a widow. She went to live with her father, who was postmaster in a High land village, and there made the acquaint ance of Arthur Calthorpe, out on a trip for the autumn. The scheme entered into her ambitious soul of making him call her Mrs. Calthorpe before witnesses, and she was clever and daring enough to enlist sympath3', borrow money, and had not her husband returned, and been directed where to find her, there is no knowing what would have been the result of a law suit. As it was, she recovered. Arthur Calthorpe and Lionel paid off her bor rowed money for her. and she returned to the Orkneys with John King, repenting of her cruel and ambitious schemes. In India Colonel Wycherly, then a dashing officer, fell in love with the haughty, beautiful daughter of his com manding officer. Miss Fitzgerald was en gaged to another gentleman, but she transferred her affections to the colonel; they eloped, and were married. The dis appointed lover followed them to a dis tant station, struck the colonel in the face: a meeting was arranged, and the colonel shot his rival through the heart. This was the crime of which Ella spoke, and which Mrs. Wycherly always said needed expiation. Vengeance pursued the colonel. lie fell asleep in the jungle, and awoke through sunstroke his intel lectual power quenched. l)r. Dundas. staff surgeon of the regi ment. had been hie personal friend; and, being humane and fond of science, devot ed himself to work his cure. The colonel recovered consciousness, and enough sense to appear as n rather stupid country gen tleman, of which Dr. Dundas said cyn ically there were a few specimens in the hunting shires: and the colonel returned to his fine estates, with his wife, his doc tor and a few confidential servants. The colonel was subject to violent and sudden outbreaks: but his wife would not consent to his being sent to an asy lum. She begged Dr. Dundas again and again to keep the secret, feeling confident of cure in the end. Ella onl; suspected her father's condi tion. She had been more than once on the point of telling all to Lonel. It was rhe colonel who nearly killed Arthur Calthorpe at the ball —it was the colonel wao. in a sudden fit of madness, struck bis wife, and then lied away shrieking on the night when Leila Leigh met the of Wycherly sitting bon netless by the wayside. The young cousin was named as heir to part of the estate, and Mrs. Wycherly, broken in spirit, gave ber consent to Lionel—now Lord Marlowe —when he asked to be allowed to pay ais addresses to Ella. And Ella wrote to him. as ths doctor had predicted that she would. • •••••• Afterward —when she heard that he was a lord, and would one day be an earl —that theirs was. after all. to be love in a castle, and not in a cottage —she was, perhaps, not disappointed: and. in short, there were two gay weddings before long at Wycherly. Arthur Calthorpe and Leila live at Wycherly, which Mrs. Wycherly has let to them. There '.g only one thing to explain. On the night when the story opeued. at the “Black Wolf.” it was Dr. Dundas who disturbed Lionel Leigh. There wr„i a secret recess in the cup board, m which he had the night before hidden the silver casket; and he was in the cupboard searching for it when Lionel was in bed. He afterward escaped un seen. (The End.) In Persia none but tbe Shah la privi leged to drive white horses with scar let dyed tail tip* THREATENS TO BLOW UP BANK AND KILL Stranger Demands $5,000 of Vice President of the Merchants’ National at Omaha. SHOWS ALLEGED EXPLOSIVE. Apparently Demented Mtn Is Lured to Restaurant, Where Officers Quickly Disarm Him. An unknown anarchist entered the Merchants’ National Bank of Omaha, demanded a large sum of money, and displaying a bottle believed to con tain nitroglycerin, threatened to blow up the bank if bis request was not com plied with, lie was captured by a ruse. The man entered the bank soon after the doors were thrown open and asked to see Vice President Lutlier Drake iu liis private office. Mr. Drake seated himself op|M>site the stranger, who be gan talking in a rambling manner about having had $.1,000 in the National Bank of Commerce in Kansas City when that bank failed. “And since all you fellows are in to gether. you had just better band me over my money, or I’ll blow you and this bank and all of us to .” sud denly said the anarchist, producing a fln-ee-ounce bottle containing a thick yellow liquid. “Don't you make a move,” he added. “This is tilled with nitroglycerin. If you move you are a dead man.” “You dou't want to die yourself, do you?” coolly asked Mr. Drake. “Oh. yes, I came in here ready to die,” responded the stranger, “but when I die I’ll take everybody In this build ing with me.” Noticing that the man seemed thin and pinched. Mr. Drake asked if he wasn’t hungry. “I have been studying over this mat ter for several days and have not eaten a thing for forty-eight hours,” an swered the man with the bottle. “Well, let’s go have breakfast and talk this over,” proposed Mr. Drake. “All right, but don't try any mon key business or you are a dead man,” replied the anarchist. President Hamilton of the bank en tered the next room during the conver sation and heard enough c f it to enable him to know what was going on. As Mr. Drake and the stranger left the room together Mr. Hamilton telephoned the police for detectives and followed the two men to a near-by restaurant. Mr. Drake and t!ho st -anger were on opposite sides of the three detectives, accompanied by Mr. Hamil ton, entered the room. Slipping up be hind the stranger, the detectives pin ioned liis arms and seized his bottle be fore he knew what was happening. SCHOOL SAVINGS BANKS. How Children Are Being Trained in Principles of Economy. There are now nearly 200,090 pupils who are regularly depositing their sav ings in the school savings banks throughout the country and who are thereby being taught useful lessons in economy. The founder of the system is J. 11. Thlry of Long Island, who cre ated the first school savings bank 22 years ago and who has since seen the system greatly’ develop. The plan is a simple one. Teachers in the public schools give only 10 minutes of the Monday morn ing sessioii to collecting the savings of the children. The deposits, recorded in the ordinary roll hooks, are turned over to the principal, who places them with a bank or trust company. The child’s weekly deposit may be one cent; it may be ten —whatever sum has been saved during the week. When the pupil’s savings amount to sl, a hank book is given. Except in cases of sickness or of removal from the city, deposits cannot be withdrawn until the amount reaches sll, and then only ou the second Monday of every mouth. De posits of $5 or more bear regular inter est. Since the system was introduced the records show that the pupils of 1,098 schools in 22 States saved the grand total of $0,485,314. Of this amount $4,- 075,000 was withdrawn, leaving a bal ance at present of nearly $1,000,000 to the credit of 177,972 little depositors. ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. Anti-Saloon League speakers from all over the country will stump in the coming campaign to bring the State into the prohibition column. Three Italians carved Joseph Piraiuo, a California farmer, almost to pieces, robbed him of $165 and threw him into the Sacramento river, lie dragged him self our and he was taken to a Sacra mento hospital. Jacob Scliilb of Minneapolis has been granted the custody of his 10-year-old daughter on condition that he live in lx>s Angeles, Cal. and wins the affection of the girl. The Rev. K. J. Campbell of the City- Temple. London, proposes to found anew religious sect on the basis of his “new theology,” the central idea being the de nial of Christ's divinity. Mayor Taylor of San Francisco has received a letter from President Roose velt saying he cannot go to the west coast to greet the Pacific fleet. Secretary Met calf will represent the administration. John Coe. a clerk, went to the Bellevue hospital. New Y'ork. and asked to be "os lerized” because he said all the organs in his body save his lungs had been de stroyed. Mrs. Esabella I. Martin has been in dicted at Oakland, Cal., on a charge of having dynamited the residence of Su perior Judge Frank S. Ogden in March. 1907. It is now improbable that resolution of censure against Foreign Minister Hay ashi of Japan will be offered in the House. Those who favored the move, after an explanation, are satisfied with Hayashi's policy. Wayne Braseie was released under SIO,OOO bond after a preliminary hearing at Las Cruces. X. M„ before Justice Man ual Lopex. on the charge of murdering Pat Garrett. Members of *ae class of 1908 of Am herst college. New York City, transferred to the class of 1910 the “Widow Samina.*’ a bronze statue which passes from class to class of even date, the odd dates never having possessed it. In a report on “Milk in Its Relation to Public Health” Surge®" General Wyman submits evidence as '.O the spread of epi demics. It says the responsibility of in fected milk in typhoid fever, scarlet fever and diphtheria is great. [♦lll manually * WBM——l^———lfß—3—■ '■mvia The Patient Woman. Patience is the supreme quality of a good wife. When humanity shall have evolved a perfect race of men there will be less need of this virtue in women. Now it is chief of the in dispensable qualities. For the -Oth century wife must inevitably learn that she has married an imperfected creature many degrees below the god of her girlish fancy. And for the fac ing of this unwelcome fact she re quires abundant pidOMk Woman’s most blessed work in the world is the long, long task of foster ing the blossoms and ripening the fruit of character in the young. For this there is need of a patience half divine. “You are growing to have the look in your face that mother has. You don’t look like us hoys any more,” said a hoy to his sister. That new look which the boy noted hut could not name was patience. There is scarcely a wifely virtue but by over indulgence may become a defect. Yet no wife has ever had too large a stock of patience. The patient wife for gives her husband's ill humors. She discounts his failures and exaggerates his successes. W'bnt One Woman Dll. A prominent woman of Barron. Wis., has adopted anew plan to break her husband from loafiug in bar rooms. A few nights ago she sent to a saloon three times for her better half to come home. Not receiving any response, she went to the sal ion, where she found him in a chair asleep. She aroused him, saying, “Wake up and let us have a good time!” Then stepping to the bar she asked the crowd up to drink with her. By this time the husband was on his feet and wanted her to go home with him, but she insisted on staying and “having some fun,” and for a sec ond time called for the drinks for the crowd, which by this time was scatter ing in all directions, some going out SPRING WALKING SUITS. the frontwwar,y r , while others ducked out by the buck door. The couple finally went home together, and the erring husband has not been seen on the streets since. Bridal Lore. A January bride will be a prudent housekeeper and very good-tempered. A February bride will be a humane and affectionate wife and tender mother. A March bride will be a frivolous chatterbox, somewhat given to quar reling. An April bride will be inconsistent, not very intelligent, but fairly good looking. A May bride will be handsome, and able, and likely to be happy. A June bride will be impetuous and generous. A July bride will be handsome and smart, but a trifle quick-tempered. An August bride will be amiable and practical. A September bride will be discreet, affable, and much liked. An October bride will be pretty, coquettish, loving but jealous. A November bride will be liberal, kind, but of a wild disposition. A December bride will be well pro portioned, fond of novelty, entertain ing. but extravagant. 'When Hobby Goea “Hnnllng.” Don’t fret and fume because the Man of Wrath can’t find things. Man can be brilliant, an orator, a states man, a great thinker, writer, lecturer or general, but when it comes to find ing his tan shoes he is a hopeless dis appointment. It is not natural to the sex to wait on itself. Before marriage mother runs and trots and fetches and cairies; after marriage little wifie is supposed to be waiting maid to bis excellency. No nse to worry, no use to fret; get him into an argument, and be will tell you that you never lift a hand for him. When he tears the closet to pieces like a mad dog tearing up the road, just sally in and say. “What is it, dear?” If he wants his shoes, the chances are that you will find them all laced up on his feet. The only thing that some husbands can always find is fault. Eirrrla' RSc Flesh. Fold the am. - across the chest and then take a deep breath. Spring from the floor with bent knees, first with tbe right foot and then with the left Go through tbe same motions as yon would if running, but do not move from one spot Never let the heels touch the floor while you “run.” Fifteen springs are enough for the first trial, but the number of springs may b in creased from time to time. This exer cise will quicken the circulation. The best time to take this exercise is in the morning before putting on the shoes and corsets. It is an excellent exer cise for the stout girl, and it develops the lower limbs and rids them of all superfluous flesh, makiug them shape ly and strong. Model Gown of Liberty Satin. The illustration shows a charming frock of lilac satin, the skirt being made on a gored circular pattern, as explained by the drawing. The bodice was trimmed with tiny gold laee and sequin bands in shades of lavender and violet, the sequin ornamentation being done in gilt beads and small violet spangles. The flehulike scarfs over the shoulders were of satin In two shades of light and dark lavender, the cor sage being of lavender silk mousseline plaited. The shaped ruffles attached to tbe satin fichu, which were allowed to fall over tbe tops ol tbe sleeves, were of the silk mousseline, edged with bands. The Sewing Screen. The little sewing screens now seen in all the large shops are a boon to tbe woman who does only fancy work, as well as to tbe more practical needle woman. They are so complete, and they occupy such a small space that, as a woman said not long ago, < they must be a part of tbe natural outcome ci the question of living in flats. They art pretty, too. The two panels joined by hinges are covered with plain denim, studded with brass nails or with gay colored cretonne. In tbe small space between them are ingen iously stowed away all the comforts of sewing, while in the center is a shelf that folds up when not in use. There are pockets in the sides of the screen that will hold fancy work and sewing. The screen may be folded and placed out of the way against the wall or In a convenient corner. Tkv Flnt Tectfc. Feisistent care and watchfulness of the temporary or deciduous, teeth im prove tbe appearance of the child, ex empt it from toothache, and secure to it a healthier and stronger set of per manent teeth. The durability of the teeth depends largely upon their quality, of course; but quality may be improved, and it is a grave mistake to consider unprofita ble tbe attention and expense that are required to preserve frail and imper fect teeth. Frailty often seems to have been inherited, but it is oftener a result of malnutrition from improper food, poor ventilation, or other unsanitary influence* during the early months of infancy, kt is common in anaemic, emaciated and rachitic children who have -.offered much from indigestion and intestinal disorders. Pearly white teeth are more fragile, as a rule, than those of a yellowish cast, and rougt- ness, irregularity and opaques white specks usually mean early decay. The discovery of these nutritional de fects in an infant should beau Incen tive to a careful investigation of its general health and the institution of corrective treatment. In some cases no more is required than regulation of the diet; sometimes a special diet is necessary, with, perhaps, the adminis tration of tonics designed to increase the deposit of lime for the hardening of the teeth. Decay is caused by bacteria. The knowledge of this fact enables 11s to do a great deal for the preservation of the most imperfect teeth. When the tem porary teeth have been preserved, the growth of the second teeth progresses normally, and the result is more uni form and of better quality. While Waiting; for the Doctor. Pneumonia often comes with a cold and the patient has violent pains. When pains first commence get a box of mus tard and mix a poultice of R with milk and white of an egg. Make on cheese cloth and apply direct to parts that have the pains; renew poultices till pains disappear, and use other medi cines as customary to give persons hav ing severe colds. If taken In time, pneumonia can generally be checked by the mustard plaster. Hnsbnnil and Wife Trade Places. Joseph Whitcomb and his wife, re spected residents of Winsted, Conn., have swapped positions. Mrs. Whit comb has taken her husband's place iu a factory and Joseph, who had tired of liis vocation, is now doing the house work, washing, cooking and minding their young hopeful. The change is agreeable to both Mr. and Mrs. Whit comb and the comments of the neigh bors do not trouble them in the least. A Oirl’a Drenn. Girls of 10 or thereabouts can wear almost any color. A suitable gown for dressy occasions will be neat if fash ioned of rose-colored voile. Make tbe skirt plaited and stitched to a girdle band and finish with shoulder straps. Decorate the shoulder straps with nar row rose-colored silk braid and make a similar decoration above the three inch hem. This jumper suit can be worn with a rose-colored silk waist or white nainsook, laee trimmed. In the Sickroom. Good cheer is better than medicine. The jest has an Important part to play as a remedy for irritability. Don’t tell long stories. Don’t rehash other people’s trials. Don’t think up miserable possibili ties. Order, observation and obedience are three cardinal virtues in a nurse. Add to these tact, tbe want of which is the base of nearly every sin a nurse may commit Sleeping Bag- for Baby. To protect babies from tbe draughts of winter nights a sleeping bag is on tbe market. It is made precisely like those in use by the ranchmen of tbe Far West, except that it Is of the daintiest, softest eiderdown flannel. The flap may be drawn about the shoul ders, thus providing a cozy, warm nest in which the coverlid cannot be tossed aside by the restlessness of the small occupant. Street and House Colors. In the street one wears dark brown, purple, gray and dark blue. But in the house the colors are much more del icate and there has come a fancy for tbe pale shades of yellow and for to pa*. that color that is just off yellow yet not quite a pink. Many of the new lignt shades are quite baffling, yet they are so pretty, that one forgives them for being so odd. A Cicibslsz Brash. A small stiff brush is not only use ful in scrubbing potatoes, but also for lemons. They should always be washed before using. What appear to be tiny brown scales are the eggs of an insect. Faraitnre Polish. Equal parts of turpentine, linseed oil and vinegar mixed and rubbed on fur niture with flannel until it shows a good polish is excellent. Sweet oil may take the place of linseed oil. BatterailUc Enemy of Bast. To one gallon of buttermilk add a large handful of grated horseradish; let goods remain in milk for twelve to twenty-four hours, rubbing occasion ally; then wash out in dean water. WHEN CHINA'S EI4PESSS DIES. Then, It Is Said, Japan May Fight the United States. So long as Tsze An. the dowager em press of China lives, the Japanese ques tion will not become acute. That is the consensus of opinion in the Philippines today, a Manila correspondent asserts. When the dowager empress dies Japan undoubtedly will try to grab Manchuria, and as a result of the complications the Philippines may become involved. In Manila it is not expected that the Japan ese question will assume a serious phase at all soon. With Evans' fleet in the Pacific. Uncle Sam will have sixteen lirst-elass Battle ships and eight cruisers available against Japan's entire navy of thirteen battle ships and five cruisers. No one believes Japan will pm-qiate hostilities. In the event of war. t.iough. Japan could take the Philippines. Site is only seven days’ sail from Manila, and no navy in the DOWAGER EMPRESS OE CHINA. world would be able to patrol the lO.OlX) miles of island coast line. Japan has facilities for landing 40.000 troops in the Philippines in a week. There are 11,000 United States troops in the is lands, including the constabulary. A large force in the Philippines is a necessity against the menace of Japan. Her statesmen know there would be nothing left of the Japanese but an ar tistic temperament after America had finished, but there same statesmen may he forced into a war by ihe unrest and ambitions of a people whose assurance and conceit has become unbearable since the encounter with Russia. Canadian foundry and machine indus tries employ 17,928 people. Adelaide (South Australia) soap and candle factor employes have formed a union. With almost 1,500 members, the Bos ton Bakers’ Union is the largest in the country. One of the latest fads in labor circles is the formation of a Pallbearers’ Union in Alexandria. Va. St. Paul Ice Wagon Drivers' and Help ers' Union is already at work on a scale of wages for next year. At Lynn, Mass., there was recently held a convention to organize national K. of L. Shoe Cutters' Assemblies. More than forty unions of retail clerks are under course of organization in as many cities and towns of New England. 'Pen thousand men in Ontario and the Canadian maritime provinces reeeiv and in creases in wages during the second quar ter of the current year. The weekly rest day bill, which pro vides that all employes shall have one day of rest in the seven, was approved by the Italian Chamber of Deputies.. A union of hospital superintendents has been organized in Chicago, which may be extended to take in medical and surgical workers. It is called the Chicago Hospital Association and has twenty-five hospitals in its membership. The Mississippi Stale branch of tho Farmers' Cnion is planning to establish a central bank in Jackson, with a capital stock of $50,000, and if is also proposed to establish branch banks in the principal cotton growing portions of the Suit ■. At the seventh annual session of the New York State Federation of Working men. held recently in Syracuse, the Fed eration pledged its support to the Wom en's Trades Union League in its efforts to organize the women workers of the State. Durham (England) Miners' Associa tion has decided by 48,000 votes to 18.- 400 against, to join the National Federa tion of Miners of Great Britain. Nearly 30.0110 members ahsutined from voting, the aggregate lining nearly 90,000 mem bers. The law of New York State forbidding newsboys under fourteen years of age from selling papers between lit p. m. and t; a. in. lias been put into effect. In any event, to sell newspapers at any time, the hoys must have permits from the Board of Education. Children under ten years of age are prohibited from selling newspa pers at all. Snn Francisco retail grocery clerks are making arrangements to secure the ap plication of every such clerk in the city to become a member of the new union. New York State Farmers' Cnion will hold a convention in August at which steps for organization to obtain better prices for farm products will be taken. An International agreement forbidding night work in factories by women has been signed by England, France. Ger many. Austria. Italy. Denmark. Spain, Belgium. Portugal. Sweden and Switzer land. It will be put in practice in Decem ber. 1910. Toronto has lw*en chosen as the next meeiing place for the biennial convention of tbe Amalgamated Associations of Street and Electric Railway Employe* of America. San Francisco (Cal.) Women’s Cnion Aeague is making efforts to obtain the ap pointment of a woman organizer by the American Federation of l.abor for the purpose of organizing women into union*. A gain of 60 per cent, in the member ship since the meeting in Buffalo wa* re ported b.v the International Association of Car Workers of America at its recent biennial convention, held at Rochester, N. Y, Married women whose husband* are not invalid* hereafter may not lie employ ed at cigarmaking in Boston. Mas*., ac cording to a vote taken by the Boston union. The decision will require indorse ment of the international. Other cigar makers' unions will be asked to take simi lar action. Judge O’Neill, in the Circuit Court at Eau Claire. Wis., has set aside a ver dict of $3,230 damage* awarded the fath er of Charles B. Clemen*, who. with his sister, was killed by an Omaha train at a grade crossing. The court holds that no money judgment could assuage the grief f the parents. WORK OF CONGRESS Currency legislation ‘was made the sub ject of consideration in the Senate Wed nesda.v. Senator Hepburn opposed the Aldrich bill and Senator Hopkins spoke in support of the bill. Senator Aldrich announced that he hoped to have a vote on the measure the next Wednesday. The postoflice appropriation bill technically was under consideration in the House, but the discussion, under license of gen eral debate, took a wide range. Specula tion in cotton, finance, the tariff and a number of miscellaneous matters in turn occupied the whole time of the session. Mr. Sims, 'le.messee, spoke in favor of the Burleson bill to abolish dealings in cotton futures; Messrs. Chaney of In diana and Lindberg of Minnesota talked on the financial question. Mr. Hitch cock of Nebraska pleaded for the placing on the free list of wood pulp and print paper. Immediately after the opening prayer the Senate Thursday morning adjourned out of respect of the memory of the late Senator Proctor of Vermont, who died the previous day. Without transacting any business the House adjourned out of respect to the memory of Senator Proctor. The Senate Friday passed the army pay bill increasing the pay of officers from 1 to 25 per cent and the average pay of enlisted men 40 per cent. Mr. l)epew spoke in favor of the Aldrich currency bill. The House unanimously adopted a resolution to investigate the charges brought by Representative Lilley of Con necticut of corrupt influences upon mem bers of the House naval affairs committee in connection with authorizations for sub marine torpedo boats. The bill to pay to the archbishop of Manila, of the Roman Catholic church, $403,000 fo damages to church property by the forces of the Unit ed States was passed. The Senate was not in session Satur day. A part of the session of the House was devoted to the consideration of pri vate claims hills. A number were passed, after which the remainder of the day was given to eulogies of the late Repre sentative Campbell Stomp of Virginia. Asa further mark of respect the House adjourned until Monday. Senator Bailey of Texas, a member of the Finance Committee, which reported the Aldrich currency bill in the Senate Monday, spoke iu opposition to the meas ure. ’Plie Senate also spent over an hour in debating the Frye bill providing that, materials and supplies shipped from the United States for tlie Panama Canal shall be transported only iu American vessels. Resolutions of sorrow upon the announcement of the dentil of Represen tative Adolph Meyer of Louisiana were adopted, and at 4:30 o’clock the Senate adjourned as a further mark of respect to his memory. The House was in ses sion but a few minutes, adjourning at 12:12 upon announcement of Mr. Mey er’s death. Cotton as a basis for the issuance of treasury notes in times of money strin gency was tlie chief feature of a speech in the Senate Tuesday on the pending currency bill by Senator McLnurin of Mississippi. Senator Gallingcr secured an agreement to vote on the ocean mail ship subsidy bill March 20. After pass ing several hills ou the calendar the Sen ate adjourned. Consideration of the post office appropriation Dill was resumed in the House. A speech by Mr. Hamilton of Michigan upholding the right of the fed eral government to control corporations and sustaining the President in his atti tude toward them, was the lenture of the day's proceedings. Small of North Caro lina and Finley of South Carolina altack ed the proposition to increase the pnv for ocean mail service on tlie ground that it was a subterfuge for a ship sub sidy. NATIONAL CAPITOL NOTES. A bill was introduced by .Mr. Cale, delegate from Alaska, to establish a ter ritorial government in Alaska. James Speyer, kanker, had a long con ference with the President on business conditions. lie declined to discuss tbe details of the interview. N'. B. Thistlewood was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives from' the Twenty-fifth District of Illinois in succession to the late George W. Smith. Secretary Metcalf received from Ad miral Washington L. Capps, chief con structor of the navy, a report refuting criticisms which have appeared regarding na'al construction. The naval board, beaded by Command er Frank Fletcher, which examined into the recent drowning* of Privates Stcener son and Mclntosh of the Marine Corps at Newport, R. 1., has reported that in its opinion the deaths were purely accidental. A subcommittee of the House commit tee on labor gave a hearing on the hill in troduced by Chairman Gardner, limiting to eigiit hours a day the time of daily service of laborers and mechanics em ployed upon work done for the United States. The hill to codify and revise the crim inal hi. s of the United States was passed by the S nate. The amendment offered by Senator Culberson of ’lexas penaliz ing ihe improper giving out of informa tion by government officials affecting the market value of products of the soil was incorporated in the measure. The eight bridges crossing tb* Alle gheny river at Pittsburg will not have to lie raised, according to a de -iaiou ren dered b.v Secretary Taft, lie gave no tice. however, that future bridges to be constructed over the river must be built 47 feet above ibe wuter. A favoruO.e report on the bill of Rep resentative Humphrey of Washington, providing for a government exhibit at the Alaska-Yitkon-Paeific exposition to be held at Seattle. Wash., in lISI9, was or dered by the House committee on indus trial arts and expositions. The hill car ries $750,000. The House committee on inierslaie and foreign commerce favorably reported the Sherman bill forbidding the carrying of explosives on any passenger vehicle en g:ige<| in inler-laie commerce. The Senate confirmed the nominations of Louis A. Coolidge of Massiichuseita, to be assistant Secretary of tbe Treasury, and Uhnrle* I*. Graudfield of Missouri to be first assistant Postmaster General. Tbe monthly statement of the collec tions of internal revenue shows that for Ihe month of January, 19U8. the total receipts were $19,742,004. which is a de crease as compared with January, J!407. of $967,013. It is probable that in a day or two Chairman Knapp of the interstate com merce commission and <’ommisioter of Labor Neill will undertake by the terma of the so-called Krdman act, to mediate lietween the employe* and official* of the Southern railway in respect to wage*. L. Allison Wilnter of Maryland bass, been appointed a special assistant to the Attorney General in Washington, to have charge of case* under the commodities clause of the Hepburn law. T. C. Spell ing, formerly with the interstate com merce commission, also ha* been appoint ed a special assistant to the Attorney General with special reference to anti trust case*.