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Perils By MARY CECIL HAY CHAPTER VIII.— (Continued.) Vere glanced up in quick, proud pain. “Don’t mention such a thing to Lor raine,” he entreated, hurriedly. ‘‘She would despise me, if she thought I had let you imagine us betrothed. Rourke, let me tell you tue simple fact, it will need but few words; for it is a very simple one.” Rourke had drawn up a chair beside his friend now, and was sitting astride upon it; his arms folded on the back, his eyes intent and listening. “I have loved Lorraine since she was a little thing, no higher than the chair you are leaning on. I can not tell for what I loved her; I can not tell why such love should grow in my heart for a child, when I—even then—was a man with a man's care. But that it did grow there, and has increased and deepened year by year, I know by—by every hope I build, and every pain I have to stifle.” “And does she not know this, Athol?” “I think she does; because I think no girl could be the very light of a man's •yes, and the very heart of a man's life, without knowing it.” “I can not tell,” replied Rourke, thoughtfully; “I have never studied any girl but Una, and from the very first I always told her how I loved her. I did not leave much for bar to guess, not I.” And then they talked of other things, until they reached Hampton House. “Mr. and Miss are dining at Mr. Lucas’,” the hutltr said, as he turned on the gas and struck a match. "Miss Shefford was staying in Kensington. Miss Lorraine was at home alone. Lhould he give any name besides Dr. Vere?” “Suppose we go up unannounced.” said Achol. “I generally do." “All right,” returned Rourke, with ut ter negligence. “How provoking that Una should be out,” he added in a low tone to Athol, as he sauntered up behind him on the ■tairs. “They have gone to a house near here, •ad where very early hours are kept,” Athol answered, “so your patience will /iot be long tried.” As he finished speaking he tapped at the door in the lobby, and when a voice answered, leisurely and rather absently, “Come in,” he opened the door and stood back for Trenham to enter first. A small room, somber in its furniture, but made dazzllngly radiant by tihe four gaslights burning to their fullest extent, and a strong-minded wood fire glowing and crackling and blazing as if felt put upon its honor to comport itself as would a country wood fire under the same cir cumstances. A girl was kneeling on the rug before this sturdy fire replenishing It gingerly and basking in its warmth, and looking as if she loved it. “Why, Lorraine, a fire to-day?” “No not to-day; to-night,” she said, coolly, while she scientifically Inserted a splinter between the bars. "Athol, what a pity you are come, because everybody is out. There, that burns splendidly. If I don't have an immense amount of light in these rooms, you know, and cheery fires when I am alone here, I feel”—she was slowly rising now and shaking the crumbs of wood from her dress—-"as if I had the old times clinging about me still. These rooms are always dull and dim and chierless then, and when I am here alone 1 feel ns if I had come back to the old life—unless I moke an enormous amount of light and warmth and noise. 80 I have to build up a fire and turn on the gas and sing and laugh and let Joan come in and—Athol!” The word was uttered in a tone quite new that night to Athol, from the lips whose very tone and accent he thought he knew so well. She had risen and turned to greet him, and he had taken her hand in his, but her eyes were gone from his face to the face beyond him, and were resting there in a strange, wide, wistful questioning. And Kourke? He had not claimed ac quaintanceship, nor greeted her, nor spok en. He had only seen her. “Do you forget him?” asked Athol, laughing as he glanced from the girl’s face to Rourke. “He thought you would not.” “I do not,” she answered, quietly, and then a sudden blush darted for an in stant across her face, and Rourke Tren ham saw that the eyes which he had jailed flashing could be soft, too, and liquid as a child's. ‘T'ns will soon he home,” she said, with a cootness whose genuineness neither of the yo\,ng men doubted. “I thought she was fortunate when she went away; she will not think so now, will she?” “May we wait until then?” asked Rourke. ‘Do you think us great bores for coming just now—or rather, 1 should •ay, do you think me a great bore?” “It is as much Athol's house as it is ■line,” said Lorraine. lightly, “and ns much yours, Mr. Trenham, as his. Will you have ten with me?” “Thank you. I see a magnificent meth od of improving that fire," said Rourke, taking up the tongs. Lorraine Gaveston was nineteen, as Dr. Vere had said, and full and rounded with a woman's perfect grace, yet there was an inexplicable childishness lingering about her still. Rourke felt Its presence with out understanding it. He had been con scious of it in her first question. “Will you have tea with me?” knowing that from others the words would have sound ed brusque and curt, while from her they had the wooing one of a child's entreaty. Her fore had altered beyond his knowl edge since he had seen it half buried in the hay; yet. for all that, he recognised something in its expression which took him, v* ith a leap, hack through those seven years, and told him that the nature of the child was the nature of the woman still. In her slow, graceful movements to-night, the perfect apparent ease of her manner, and the grave earnestness of her hospi tality—so deftly and courteously exercised through all the merriment and laughter— Rourke could never haTe guessed that this was the first time It had ever fallen to her lot to “entertain a stranger." Ah ! quite as little eouk he have guessed then how far and he v fatally ahe had succeeded. She had stilt the lustrous eyes and clear brunette complexion which had. in her childhood won Mr. Battle's pet name; and still the smile and frown were as qnlck to chase each other on the "gypsy” face as they had been then; but what a brilliant beauty it wore now ! And of the power such beauty gave her. the girl had grown up unconscious. Then Mr. Gsvestcn and Una returned. “I must be first to tell Una." cried Lorraine, darting hurriedly from the room. "She knows what good news It will be, Trscdtam," said Athol, almost as If in nervous explanation of her departure; “and I want to speak to Me Gaveston for a minute before be eor.es up." Roarks knew wsil enough why they left Ha The meeting of lovers after •early a two years' separation is not gen et ally mads a pabllc spectacle. Ha stood SB th rug waiting for Una. his heart baa ting rsstiesaiy. his thoughts in a wild, pained confusion. She cams in a little shyly—pretty and falx and dainty in her white dinner dress —and nestled in fUurte's arms withs apseofciesa, calm content; but though be prsssid her gvsdlly to his heart, its beatings neither ceased aor hurried. “Let me look at you, my dear,” he said, and held her at arm’s length, and gased long and hungrily into her face. It was just the face of the old days—hardly more womanly, for Una had been grave and womanly even as a child—and while the bright pink blushes came and went, he kissed her again and again, whispering that it was good to see her once more: but the longing and yearning of his eyes were still there, unhidden and uncon quered. CHAPTER IX. Breakfast just over at Hampton House; Mr. Gaveston gone out, and the girls lingering over the fire in the break fast room. ‘•lt is chilly enough,” Una said, “to make one appreciate a fire in the morn ings and evenings now. The winter has come upon us unawares during Rourke’s stay in London.” Chilly enough,” put in Lorraine, bask ing in *4ie warm, “to keep one lingering idly over it, instead of being up and do ing. \\ hat do you inten > to be up and doing to-day ?” 'T>on’t you remember that Rourke begged us not to make arrangements for to-day until he came—both of us? He particularly said to me ” "When he particularly leaves bis orders with you, Una,” interrupted the younger sister, "I always know that the spirit of Aunt Farrissey influences the house still. She used constantly and pathetically to tell Athol Vere that I was not to be trusted." hy remember sudh things, Lorraine, dear?” said her sister, smiling; "no one thinks so now. Only e. few days ago you told me that all the hardness and coldnesa of that time were forgotten, and that you could feel no want while we were together.” “So I did,” <r. >d Lorraine, bending and laying her lips upon her sister’s, “and I meant it, too; I quite meant it. Now, that’s enough about Aunt Farrissey and the old life.” “Yes; because a loving and pleasant one has begun for all of us, has not it?” asked Una, brightly. “And we are so happy. Lorraine,” she added, after a n-oment’s pau-,e, “you will not refuse again to ccme with Rourke and me?” Lorraine leisurely placed one foot upon the fender and looked critically down at It. “I have an appointment at 11 o’clock that will detain me ah the morning.” “An appointment, dear ! With whom?” “Don’t be inquisitive, Una. With a young person.” “Oh, Ixirraine, you could put it off” “Impossible!”—who .ould detect a jar ring note in the grave, serious voice? “And you will teil Mr. Trenham this when he comes, if he so much as remem bers the part of his request which related to me.” “Don’t call him Mr. Trenham,” pleaded the elder sister, wistfully; ‘it sounds so strange: and he always feels hurt. I can see it in his face, I can h *ar it in his voice whenever he answers to your Mr. Trenham.” “Rourke, Rourke !”—though repeated so quizzically, the word was still rno. t softly uttered—"how can I call him Itourke? The name is full of corners which I can not get round.” “Yet we have never been used to speak of him by any other name, have we? l)o you dislike it, dear?” "Yes, it is harsh and hard to say. I should require long practice before I ven tured to pronounce it in public.” "Almost eleven o’clock?” cried Lor raine, turning from the fire with nervous haste. “Una, you were causing me to forget my appointment; I shall only just be in time now. Don’t you come into my room to disturb me.” Again the dingy little sitting room, which had been Lorraine’s school room— the room which, during this visit to Hampton House, she had so persistently shunned. She sat here now voluntarily and alone, without extra light, or warmth, or sound: yet none of the old memories clung about her; no ghost of the old days haunted her. Sitting with her head thrown back in her clasped hands, she sang to herself as if she would drown some real or fancied sound. A rap upon the door, and Joan entered, her rosy face assuming even more aston ishment than it normally wore, on finding her Mistress here alone while there were sounds of merry talk and laughter in the hall below. Joan was promoted now to be maid to the young mistress, whom, during those seven past years, she had surreptitiously, as it were, grown to love with all her hon est heart; and she bore the honor with a certain grave dignity mixed with con tinual .v.tonishment, which amused Lor raine greatly. "Did you ring, miss?” I.orraine paused in her singing, and turned her grave eyes to the girl. "Yes: it is eleven o’clock, and I hate an appointment with you now —a very important one.” “Bring my copybook and things, miss?” inquired .loan briskly. “No,” rejoined Lorraine, rather tired- Iv, “the way I keep this appointment is for you to bring your sewing and sit at the window, while I play, or—do any thing.” iso the hours went on ; but Lorraine's solitary occupations were not all engross ing. and before the morning was over she decided to overlook her maid going through her favorite study of writing a Utter to an imaginary friend—a length ened process for Joan, as she always had to make sev *ral copies before perfection was attained. Then the bell rang for ths servants’ dinner, and after an hour's soli tude Ixirraine was summoned to her lunch iu the large, gloomy dining room. Shiv ering a little, she took her seat alone at the long table, and began to eat. Yet this was but cue more day, she said to herself, and there might be many to spend before Miss Shefford returned from Kensington, or Rourke Trenham went to fulfill that promise, which he had told Athol Vere he considered to be a binding one, to his friend in Scotland. Had he forgotten having sa : -i so, or thought so? For day after day he lin gered in London. And yet who could feel surprised at Rourke’s unwillingness to leave town while his betrothed was there? CHAPTER X. These autumn days went by on noise less. sunny wings for Una. She re joiced with all her heart over Rourke's constant presence in the somber London house. If his moods were sometimes un certain; if he occasionally fell into deep thought, from which, when she gently roused him. he would start with nervous dread, and put himself at her service with a feeling terribly akin to' remorse, she t though she scarcely understood l never doubted him; for his moods had used to be odd iu their sudden changes, and he was always tbe Rourke she had loved so long. So. In her innocently trustful love, she lived encircled by a cloudless happiness: sod. seeing its reflection perhaps on other faces, ahe felt that these autumn days were gliding by sunnily for every one shout her. Perhaps they were so; but the rays daxsled Rourke with s" un speakable pain, and ths hands he lifted to ward off their anr.'Ol brilliance were f'eble and unsteady. And coaid ths sun rays chssr Lorraino, whose young, fleet footsteps had so earl] got entangled among “the briars of Cats work-a -day world?” Ah! to her own pain was add ed that of seeing Rourke’s, and under standing it as she knew that no one most ever understand beta. For ths girl, young as she was, had a nature widely, aa well as purely. unseMsh. and aohty. as well as gently, able to bear. The month was nearly a week old. when Mr. Qavuston one mum isg. aa he left nampton House, told his daughters to prepare to return home on tiie following d*y. "Lucas and Trenham dine with ns this evening,” he said, “and to-morrow we leave.” “Then we are to separate again al ready,” sigher Una, when the sisters were alone. "Rourke will go to Scotland now, and it seems almost harder than the last parting.” “I don’t call this a separation,” said Lorraine, cheerily; “just a week or so; why. It's nothing Let ns go for a walk, Una. As Rourke is invited to dine, he will not be here this afternoon, and you and I can have a pleasant little excur sion together.” “Why, ;rraine,” exclaimed Una, when the girls returned, “we have actually been away three hours. IJow fast the Jme went, did it not, while we were enjoying ourselves and talking so muifc?’’ “I think,” said Lorraine, ;imiling gent ly as she pcssed up the stairs, “that the last day anywhere always goes fast.” Standing before her glass, when she was dressed, she looked at herself with a long intentness, yet without any of the thoughts natural to a girl who gazes on her own surpassing beauty. Then she raised her right hand slowly, and took the flowers from her hair. Another look, and then—with a strange feeling that they were the cause of the misery that pressed upon her—she put up her hand once more, and covered the longing dark gray eyes. (To be continued.! LOSS FROM LNbiOi.’ PESTS. Ausunllf Daiuagu Soil Products atuujr MiUiuua of t>oliur. It wm pi'ouaoiy aUU'Uc uie average American citizen to learn tnai every year insect pesta damage our live stoca. and tue agricultural products ot our soli to an amount exceeding tne en tire expenditure)* of me national gov ernment, including tiie pension roll and Uie maintenance ot tne army and navy, in no oLner country in Uie world do insects impose so neavy a tax on tile products ol tile farm as in liie Lulled olutes. A scientinc agricultural writer I<J. L. Mariatt, assistant entomologist in the national bureau of estimated a rew years ago tnal a imai of more tiiun annual loss uue to insect pesis in Uie United states is De-low rattier Uian aoove tiie actual damage. .Despite the careful and thorough worn uone to eradicate these pests great damage is still inuicted by tnem. rielore tue cotton worm was studied and tne method of controlling it oy tne use oi arsenic sprays Uad oecume com mon knowledge this plague dad levied a tax or sou,ouu,uuu in nad years on tne cotton crop. This estimate and those that loll) vv are based on the ohiciul hgures of the department of agricul ture for the calendar year 1904 —the latest statistics available. Much saving has been effected since then by the methods of the bureau of entomology and the State entomologists, hut the aggregate loss is still enormous. A knowledge of the habits and the meth ods of controlling or avoiding the Hes sian tiy, including improved cultural methods, has resulted in the saving of wheat values to the farmer aggregat ing from $100,000,000 to $200,000,000 annually. The appie crop of the coun try is worth from $0,000,000 to $8,000,- 000 more since the as yet incomplete control of the coddling moth has been generally understood. The root worm was almost baflled by the principle of rotation of coni with oats, thus saving the corn crop to the extent of many millions annually. The annual losse?; occasioned to forests and forest prod ucts by insect pests have been estimat ed at not less than $100,000,000, of which $70,000,000 Is damage sustained by the growing timber. The tobacco crop suffers from insects to the extent of more than $0,000,000. The white scale would have completely destroyed the orange and lemon orchards of Cali fornia but for the ntrcduction of one of its natural enemies from Australia, while the control of the Mexican boll weevil has already saved the farmers of Texas an enormous sum, and has really made the continuance of cotton growing possible. Besides these direct losses enormous damage Is done by Insects to cattle and in the ‘ransmisslon of disease to man. The loss in the value of horse, sheep and cclMe products directly chargeable to Insects (the ox warble, the Buffalo gnat, and the vaHous bit ing flies and ticks) would aggregate, government statistician figure, not loss than $175,000,000 annually. To this must be added the cost of protection from Insect damage to stores’ products and from the noxious mosquito, fly and other disease-bearing insects. Un doubtedly mosquitoes as carriers of malaria and yellow fever, and flies as transmitters of typhoid, occasion the loss of another $50,000,000 or $00,000,, 000 In the form of lessened economic, productivity—American Review of Re views. Wlllance’s Leap. A granite obelisk has been erecte< at Richmond. Yorkshire, to the memor; of Robert Wlllance, an ardent sports man, who lived 300 years ago, and tin beT. of one of the most remarkable leaps on record, says the Westmlnstei Gazette. Tradition has it that when out bunting one day a terrlflc storm broke over Swaledale and YOllanee’s hunter, terrified with the lightning bolted and carried its master, power less, over the precipice 20<> feet down The horse was killed. Willanee had a broken leg. but lived to enjoy tht mayoralty of Richmond, presented a silver cup to the corporation, put up suitable memorial stones on the site of the famous leap, and was ultimately buried alongside the leg that prede ceased him (so to speak) nine years, latterly. It is said, a remarkable cor roboration of tbe Wlllance’s leap story was found In the skeleton of a uo~ ? unearthed during excavations. A shoe of tills horse was exhibited during the ivdebratioo. Willance's gratPude for his deliverance led him to Inscribe on tbe stone*: “1606. Hear us. Glory be to our merciful God. who miraculously preserved me from the danger so great.” Willance's I .cap commands an exten sive view of a portion of the beautiful Bwaledale valley, with the bracing Yorkshire moors to the south. It Is 900 feet above sea-level. A CrattmlH Mia*. Mist res (fanning herself, to maid) — Oh. Emily. Isn't It hot? They *0.4 it’s gp in the shade 1 Maid —Well. ml*, we can only be thankful there ain’t much shade!— Punch. fvrtlsMl Query. Professor —How long can a man Its* without brains? Bright Pupil—l don’t know, air; boar old are you? An Indian stream, the River Kistaah, 600 feet wide, ha* tbe longest spaa of telegraph wire in the world. The Woman and the Collar. Society may assume that the sign of woman’s emancipation from the seclu sion of the harem or the slavery of the savage tribe is her education, or her domestic responsibility, or her civic importance. Not at all. The symbol of her freedom to do as she pleases and to be what she pleases is her pos session of the right to wear the mas culine linen collar. Camfort, trim uess, respectability, dignity are all en trenched behind the (potless white of the carefully laundered band. Safe in its firm grasp, a woman r ay be active or idle, warm or cool, calm or excited. The history of the collar is interest ing. In its present form it is, of course, a modern device. Those who would trace it to the necklace of teeth collect ed by the savage mistake its real sig nificance. It began its existence in civilization, not in barbarism. The ruff invented to hide a royal scar evolved into the lace ruche and the linen band. The Byronic collar proclaimed laxity of morals, as the white stock declared for the stern virtue of the Puritan. But the conventional modern collar has en circled the neck of the modern free man for many years, and has appar ently established its claim as a kind of insignia of liberty. Let the woman beware how the charms of lingerie or .’_ce beguile her from her right in the plain linen col lar. When her role is that of princess or queen, she may don the necklace or the ruffle. When she claims her right to a fair partnership, a good day’s work and a share of the profits,—be they gold or truth or love, —let her wear happily the whPe linen yoke, at once buckler and badge.—Youth's Compan ion. The Well-Dressed Woman. Always be well gloved and well shod, and tha dress will take care of itself. “It is very simple,” advises the woman who has necer earned a slice of bread and butter in her life, and would proba bly starve if she were suddenly left to support herself. Every oue knows that good gloves and good shoes are a nec essary part of her dress, and she knows too, that much depends on her personal appearance; but when the rent of her hall bedroom is paid, or perhaps of the little flat where her mother keeps house for herself and several small brothers and sisters, and when the milk and gas and bread and other bills are paid, to be well gloved and well shod is far less simple than It sounds. To be well gloved one must have more than one pair, and ditto with shoes. Sometimes one can spare the change to buy gloves, but toy the time shoe money has accumulated the gloves are worn; so while formerly she had good gloves and shabby shoes, she now has good shoes and shabby gloves. And s it goes. “Have one good tailor-made suit and plenty of shirt waists,” ad vises another woman. Well and good. Shirtwaists mean laundry bills, and unless a tailored suit be of the more or less expensive cloth, which will not shrink with the first foggy evening or wear up rouglh after’a few outings, the effect of trying to toe well dressed on oue suit fails aflvr a week or two.— Leslie's Weekly. A Form that Fit* All. Through the ingenuity of a New York man, shopkeepers and dressmak ers will be able to get along hereafter with one kind of dress form. Long waists and short waists all look alike on tkis body por tSmWih/7 i tion, can I adjusted to lit any ?/ \ Jl thing the he mac H form can wear. The t‘lo|S f° rm is made sfmi " t/U N J j ar to those now in form fits all. use, except that the model can be m ired up and down on the upright rod that runs through the center and affixed at any height over the hip line that may be desired Iu the old-style form a short-waisted waist did not fit on a long-waisted model, and vice versa, and both for window display and dress-making a number of different forms were re quired, each for a different type of fig ure. Either for fitting or display, this invention is expected to be of value, both in the saving of money and time, for not only will one take the place of several of the old designs, but It will not be necessary to scour about for tbe suitable form for each occasion. ■Women’ll Corieli. It is not a hundred years ago since stays for women were composed not of whalebone or hardened leather, but of bars of iron and steel from three inches to four inches broad and eighteen inches long. Again, during the reign of George 111., the top of the steel stay busk had a long stocking needle attach ed to it to prevent girls from spoil i:ig their shape by stooping too much over their work. In days of Catherine de Medici, thirteen inches was th*. fashionable size for the waist, and to achieve this an overcorset of very thin steel plate was worn. It was made in two pieces opened longitudinally by hinges, and was secured when closed by a sort o' hasp and pin. much like an ordinary box fastening. The best corsets to-day are made on a founda tion of Greenland whalebone, which has steadily risen In price during the last twenty-five years from $3,000 to $15,000 a ton. Cheap whalebone can be bought for 150 and S2OO a ton. but it soon dries and becomes brittle, thus spoiling the corset as well as the figure. Health aid Beauty Him, Physicians now urge that the powder j puff and pad be discarded as germ car- j riers, and that absorbent cotton be used In their place. A person who desires excellent health must sleep with the bedroom windows | open eTery night. Fresh air is the best j blood purifier and cosmetic In the world- Bags Blade of cheesecloth eight inches square, filled with oatmeal, some powdered borax, pulverized castile soap and a little powdered orris root, and need In the bath are delightfully re freshing. The white of an egg beaten ha lemon Juice and slightly sweetciAd with pow dered sugar Is a aim pi* and pleasant remedy for boaneae'* The mixture TWO MODISH COSTUMES, PICTURESQUE GRAY COSTUME. MODISH COAT SUIT. This season promises to outshine its predecessors in picturesqueness of dress, due largely to the revival of empire frocks. The one on the left is silver gray chiffon voile, with an invisible check employs a modified sheath skirt, and the perfect fitting surplice bodice is outlined with black satin folds and long pendants of same tone satin ending In black silk tassels fall to knee depth. Large cut steel buttons are fastened in or.ck ou bodice and the long mousquetaire sleeves are finished at hand with a frill of fine white lace. The round collar is braided with black silk soutache and the high stock of the material has a double frill of narrow lace matching that on sleeves. The Illustration on the right pictures one of the coat suits built on di reetoire lines. Note the length of skirt and coat. The combination is smoke gray cloth with black braid frogs and narrow black soutache effectively ap plied on coat lapels, collar and cuffs, and also on narrow band edging foot of skirt. A huge purple satin hat with shaded plumes in same tone forms a fit ting accompaniment. should be slowly dissolved in the mouth and swallowed. In order to be In perfect health one must be temperate in eating, lu? meals also should be regular. Regularity is one of the golden rules of a well-or dered life. For a slight cut there is nothing bet ter to control the hemorrhage than common unglazed paper such as is used by grocers and market men. Bind a piece on the cut. Try this skin food for the hands; Cocoa butter, one ounce; oil of sweet almonds, one ounce; oxide of zinc, one dram; borax, one dram; oil of berga mnt, six drops. Heat the cocoa butter and oil of almonds in a bain marie and, when thoroughly blended, add the zinc and borax; stir as it cools and add the oil of bergamont last. Rub into the hands at night. DAME: / Colors for street and dinner dresses are nearly all dark. Dressy coats of voile, silk, etc., will have silk and lace for elaboration. The most popular shirt waist of tbe moment is made of white wash net. Some of the many gored and gored circular skirts have the habit back. Empire-style coats are In high favor both for evening and for dressy wear in the day. Among Che new materials are found attractive designs in worsteds, but the serges and the panamas will probably predominate. Character may be added to neckwear by means of the new long, narrow vel vet and braid tied with tasseled or pen dent bead ends. Jacqueminot red satin faced cloth, combined with narrow black silk sou tache, will be worn this season with a chemisette of white. Paris offers as stylish a short walk ing skirt that falls straight and skimp ly and which probably will not find favor on this side of tbe water. The straight-front panel has reap peared in the newest of the plaid tweed suits. It Is about four inches wide and the sides are slightly lapped over It. Tliere is diversity In footwear. New walking boots are of suede in tan. smoke, blue or green, and there are combinations of suede with patent leather or tan Russia calf. A Telephone Hour. A girl whose engagements are many and who is therefore out a good deal has established a telephone hour. In this war her friends are always sure of catching her on the wire, and she comes In for many unexpected good times that otherwise might be missed. Until she did this it was almost im possible to get her. Now. if she is not at home at the telephone time she calls up the house and tells the maid where gjhe may be reached. Tbe arrangement works to a charm, she says, and noth ing would induce her to go back to the haphazard fashion of any and no time. The Child's Study. If your child can not concentrate his mind on committing to memory without great difficulty, or if he seems very backward, do not force him to study. No development which is forced is nor mal, and the mind may b* developing unevenly. The child must be encour aged instead of discouraged. Tha Asia ta Hoary. Ths marriage age In Australia 1s 14 years for both sexes; Germany, tbe man at 18, the woman at 14; Belgium, the man at 18, the woman at 15; Spain, tbe man at 14, the woman at 12; Mex ico, with parental consent, 16 and IS, otherwise 21 for both; France, the man at 18, the woman nt 15; Greece, the man nt 14, the woman at 12; Hungary, Catholics, the man at 14, the woman at 12; Protestants, the man at 18, the woman at 15; Portugal, the man at 14, the woman at 12; Russia, the man at 18, the woman at 15; Saxony, the man at 18. the woman at 16; Switzerland, the man at 14, the woman at 12. Hanging Pictures. A safe rule to remember when hang ing pictures is that the middle of the picture should be on a level with the eyes. Of course, if you are unusually tall this rule does not hold good. Do not mix several kinds and types of pictures together. Let all the water colors, oils or engravings be placed in separate rooms, or. at any rate, on different walls. Above all. do not over crowd your walls. A few well-chosen pictures look far better than a number of mediocre ones. New Styles In Veils. Among tbe new veils there is one In which the loosely woven net is of a double or a heavy thread and an other in which it looks like a fine silk web. This last comes dotted or plain and is extra wide. Chinese embroider ed bands are especially useful this sea son for small covers, vests, cuffs, etc. Tile long-handled sunshade is super seded by the very long-handled um brella, to aid in completing the diree toire turn of fashion. Orlfciil of Honeymoon. Every one uses the word honey wood, and few have ever takqn the trouble to find out how* the name originated. It lias nothing to do with the supposi tion that it is a iteriod of sweetness and love which is granted to every married couple by the world. Instead of this, it Is called from an ancient practice of drinking the wine of honey for thirty days following the wedding ceremony. Sewln n ‘.tilrt Ilruld. in replacing an old skirt braid or sewing on anew one after the skirt has been finished try the following method: Rip a place In the hem wide enough to insert a calling card and by slipping the card aloDg between the outer and inner parts of the hem it will prevent the stitches from showing through on the outer side. This is of special ben efit when sewing on thin material. Odorless Hrfrigerslor, To prevent contamination in refrig erator, put everything that one really can In pint or qiwi Mason jars, with screw tops, and your refrigerator will always be sweet and clean. Salads, radishes, onions, celery, etc., always are crisp and cold If prepared in the morn ing and put into jars, and thus 0 great deal of labor is saved when it is time to get the 6 o’clock dinner. Correct Xrs'.rrunn, The correct measurements of a short woman are: Height. 5 feet 4 inches; neck, inches; bust, 36 inches; waist, 21 ind K-a; hips. 37. For a tall j woman the measurements are; Height, 5 feet Indies; weight, 137 pounds; | bust. 36 inches, waist. 25 Inches; hips, j 42 Inches; top of arm, 14 Inches; ta- | pering to 8 Inches. To Keep Jelly from Baraiag. When tbe jelly is put into the kettle to boil, drop into tbe kettle a small agate marble suc-b as the children nse to play with. This marble will keep la constant motion In the bottom of the kettle while the Jelly Is cooking. Thus It need not be stirred or looked after until finished. Sara Throat. Fbr summer sort throat which is often doe to the irritation of dust try gargling with a mixture of twenty grains of chlorate of potassium to an ounce of water. A teaspoonful of tbs potash to a wine glassful of water Is quite a id domestic measure. PLAGUE OP LOCUSTS. Vast Areas in South America Ara Being Ravaged by Them. 1 ast regions in South America are being devastated by locusts. This is the third successive season in which they have appeared in countless swarms ard every vestige of vegetation on which cattle and sheep subsist is being destroyed. The countries chiefly affect ed are Argentina. Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. In these countries the swarms hiive been steadily increasing for a number of years. They are supposed to originate in the southerly part of the Amazon basin and in the Chaco of Bolivia and of northern Argentina. They had come from the north in clouds that sometimes darken the sun and some of the swarms have been estimated to be 00 miles long and from 12 to IT* miles wide. But these billions of flying insects are only the forerunners of the greater mischief to come. They make desolate the area in which they settle, bet often jump wide ai-eas in their flight. Before they take to the wing they lay billions of eggs in the warm earth which in a few weeks become hoppers. It is this young, vora cious brood, before it can fly, that ut terly strips the land of everything green as though it had been burned over. All the governments are fighting the evil. Two years ago the Argentine gov ernment organized a commission for the destruction of the locust. Last year the Argentine Congress placed $4,- 500,000 at the disposal of this commis sion. Sub-committees represent the general commission In every depart ment exposed to these invasions and they extend from the northern limit of agriculture in the republic to the Neu quen river, almost to Patagonia. Ev erything possible Is done to minimize the damage. A fine of 100 pesos is Imposed upon any settler failing to report to the sub committee in his district the presence of locust swarms or hopper eggs ou his land. An organized service embracing thousands of men is in readiness at any moment to send a force to any place where danger Is reported. The most effective war is waged against the young hoppers. The official report is that as many as 52,000 hopper eggs have been counted in a space less than three and a half feet square. A prodigious number of the young insects are destroyed soon after hatching hy means of sprinkling carts filled with arsenlafwater or other poisonous liquids. Btill many of them escape and the country they cover is too vast to be entirely treated with the sprinkling process. Fortunately the young hoppers have a habit that facili tates the destruction of millions more of them. By the time they are two weeks old they have developed an enor mous appetite. But they do not set out to eat up the world in thin array or scattered detachments. They collect here and there in compact masses to move forward on the food, and when an army of hoppers advances from one space to another there is nothing left to eat on the ground they have de serted. They cannot fly, they move forward only from 400 to 0(H) feet a day. EVANGELIST IS FINED. Georgia Court of Appeals Affirm! Former Conviction. The Rev. Walt Holcombe, a sou in law of the late Sam P. Jones of Car tersville, Ga., must pay a fine of SSOO for using improper language in the pul pit when there were women in the con gregation. The Court of Appeals, this week affirmed the verdict of the lower court. In affirming the conviction the Court of Appeals said: “It was not tie* ri baldry of some low-grade comedian in a second-class theater; it was the inde cent jest of a minister of the gosial, made in a house devoted to the sendees of God, in the presence of some 3,000 woishipers, aimed at a female member of the congregation whose excess of adipose happened to excite his atten tion.” ircdin's Greater t Discovery. A summary of the important discoveries made by Sven Iledin. the Swedish explor er. during bis latest journey into the for bidden land of Tibet, according to a Simla interview telegraphed to the Lon don Times, is ns follows: He found the true sources of several important rivers, including the Brahmaputra and Indus, and twice crossed the Province of Bongba, which had never before been visited by a European. But his greatest discovery was that of a. continuous mountain chain which, taken as a whole, is the most mass ive range on the earth's surface. Al though its peaks are from 4,000 to .",000 feet lower than Mount Everest its passes average .'5,000 higher than those of the Himalayan range. Not a tree or a bush grows on this range and there are no deep cut valleys, for rain is scanty. Hedin proposes to call this range the Trans llimalaya. At first the explorer tried to conceal his identity from the Tilietan and Chinese officials, but when discovered he boldly dared them to harm him, at the same time warning them that they would be made to suffer if they did so. Oil Trust Enters Steel. At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company it was announced that a policy of expansion had been decided upon which wouid enable the company to sup ply most of tbe railroad equipment west of the Missouri river. At the same time it was understood that the Oculd inter ests had withdrawn from the control of the company and that John D. Rocke feller had been asked to name the man agers. This is taken to mean that the oil trust is about to wage battle with the steel trust. ro-Operailv* Flat Owning. | A croup of prominent New Y’orkers has ! organized to build a $275/100 apartment ! house. wi h twenty-four apartment*, eccb j of whidi is to be occupied by its owner. The o -f 11 pacts arc to organize an awrii tion to manat, < the house under n:n<-ty -1 nin-*-vear lease by choosing a board of five dire. tors. Million to a Hospital. John S. h'enredv. the S.-otch iron mill ionaire of New York, who has been a heavy contributor to pablfc institutions for years, ha* given st/*F).000 to the Presbyterian hospital there. (ill lleaeath Ike Galt. Quantities of oil on the surfi’ce of the Gulf of Mexico over a half-mile radius, south and east of Texas oil field*, ob served last week shortly after a subter ranean opbravsl is taken to prove the existence of oil wells under the bottom of tbe gulf At the came time it had teen observed that several big weils in south east Texas had ceased to flow, while some dry wells some distance away began to flow again. Six buildings were destroyed and a number of others damaged hy a fire of Lacenditfy origin at Olive Hill, Carter county, Ky. Loss SIOO,OOO. SOMETHING FOB EVERYBODY Australia mines employ 120,000 men. The simple cost of setting up in type anew edition of the Bible amounts to $5,000. The machine exports to Japan have increased in quantity five times in oue year. Some of the largest ocean steamers can be converted Into armed cruisers in thirty hours. A than can hire a horse in Japan, keep two servants and live ou the fat of the land, all for a little over S2O a month. California's output of gold in 1907 fell off $2,004,524 as compared with 1900, while she produced $00,182 worth ! of silver less. r / *?; ’ The business of a well-known firm of | New York opticians consists largely of I the manufacture of spectacles for horses to make them step higher. There is an evident lack of harmony In the interests of landlord and tenant In Now York City, for there is a daily average of 197 cases in the courts grow ing out of the relation. Consignments of anew grape, “Dlta della Donna,” or lady’s fingers, hnve reached Covent Garden, London. The graphs are long and tapering and rath er sweeter than the ordinary variety. Next to mining the greatest industry of South Africa Is sugar growing. Tha amount of money invested In this Is $7,300,000. The production of the pres ent year is estimated at 40,000 tons, with a valuation of about $63 a ton. Miss Mabel Sturtevant has Just been admitted to practice at the bar at Jef ferson City, Mo. Her record as a stu dent Is remarkable. She was gradu ated ns valedictorian from the high school. Later she won scholarships In Baker university and In Kansas City university and the curator’s scholarship in the University of Missouri. Since enrolling in 1065 she has taken both the law and the academic course anil will receive her degree next June. A buccaneer was originally one of the French settlers in Hispaniola or Haiti and Tortugas, whose occupation was to aunt wild cs f *le and hogs, and cure their flesh ; also a pirate, freeboot er ; especially one of the piratical ad venturers, chiefly B’rench and British, who combined to make dep:dictions on the Spaniards in America in the sec ond half of the seventeenth century; so-called because the first of the elm were Frenchmen driven from their busi ness of buccaneering by the Spanish authorities of Hispaniola. The promoters of the Institution for the Blind In Vienna seem much pleas ed with the result of the first eight months of its existence. All the work ers are blind, and they are engaged in the manufacture of brushes and bas kets. Up to the present about 23,000 kronen worth of orders have been ex ecuted, say something like £2,000, and a fair profit has been realized. The so ciety has now under consideration the proposal to enlarge the workshops. The wares ate put upon the market in fair competition with the product of other kindred factories.—London Globe. Domestic servants are hard to get In Ruenos Ayres. A correspondent In that City writes that the question Is "the one grave preoccupntlon of the women of the federal capital, and the staple of conversation at the midday reunions.” In describing the servant of Buenos Ayres, the writer says: “Cook, house maid. waitress, chambermaid or nurse, Individually and collectively, they are the speck on the ripe fruit of domestio felicity, the fly in the ointment, any thing and everything you please that Is bad and slovenly and untrustworthy, everything save good servants." Down In West Virginia it npprars to be expensive to sell a man more whisky than he can carry Internally and then turn him adrift. The case of Dinah J. Pennington, suing for her children, against C. D. Gillespie, n saloonkeeper near Hendricks, W. Va., was decided recently by the Jury awarding the plain tiff SOOO. At a previous term of court Mrs. Pennington sued and obtained a verdict for SBOO for the loss of her hus band. Pennington was killed near the saloon, and Gillespie was sued ns the man who sold the whisky on which Pennington became Intoxicated. There are five types of native Amer ican apples; all of then crab*. John Smith wrote from Virginia that he had found “some new crabnpples, but they were small and bitter.” New England ers made the same report. The .Sonin rd has the reputation of being tbe largest and best of these natives. Sports of this variety, like the Matthews, are Improved In size and quality. Selec tions might probably be made from western thickets, of even better sorts than are now known. I belk-ve ths blood of the wild crab is In some of our best orchard apples. -Outing Mag azine. There are two va rictus of apples found wild In Europe, bit the region adjacent to the Caspian sen seems to have been the origin of the apple as known In the East Charred pieces of apples are found In the neaps of refuse left by the lake dwellers, who occupied portions of Europe before any of the present races. These people lived on platforms, laid over piles driven into the water —probably to protect them selves from animals In an era before metal weapons were known. There spe cimens of apples are generally carbon ized by heat, but tiiey show perfectly tbe Internal structure of the fruit—■ Outing. On their recent visit to Melbourne, Australia, the sailors of the American round the-world fleet saw the style and title of a famous countryman, Capt. Freeman Cobb. It was ho who in the early fifties established the coacting firm of Cobb A Cos., which became a household word all over Australia. There were few railways at that time, and Cobb’s six-horsed coaches became the regular means of communication between Melbourne and Ballarat, Ben digo and most of the other np-conntry gold field*. “That cute Yankee cap tain. Freeman Cobb." says tbe London Chronicle, “who saw the opportunity and grasped it, soon returned to Amer ica with a handsome fortxne, but Oobb A Cos. Is still st the bead of tbs coach ing business in Australia.” CamlkMlMtl*. “florae of the greatest minds In th* country are now at sort on tbe prob lem of improving farm conditions.” "Yes,” answered Farmer torn tassel, “that's oae trouble T>out farmin’. Too many of ns want to be work la’ our minds 'stld o' workin’ our la*#."—. Washington Star. Borrowing money is synonymoo* with borrowing trouble.