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BY W. E. NORRIS CHAPTER XIV. Mr. Brefflt (having previously made aa appointment by means of an Inter change of poat-cards) called at Fred’3 room* one evening after office hours In order to report upon the lady as to whose existence he had so often pro fessed himself skeptical. "The fact Is." said he, "that your eougln is simply charming. I don’t know exactly what there Is about, her; but there Is something that Is Irre sistible; you’ll say so yourself when you have r*en her. It Isn't only that she Is prett>, nor that she is a thor ough lady all over ” Fred interrupted this euloglum by a laugh. "What a rage my poor old un cle would have been In,” he remarked, "If he had heard you say that. Just Imagine the audacity of calling his daughter a lady. As if she could pos sibly be anything else.” "Well, she might have deteriorated, you know; girls who marry music masters and run away to distant col on'*" a. e not so very unlikely to de teriorate-. But she hasn't. Indeed, she ha. unproved, according to the Master of All Saints, whom she went to see the other day, and who has written me an enthusiastic letter about her. He says she has gained immensely in appearance and manners, but that she doesn't strike him as having gained much In the way of experience, and he Is terribly afraid lest she should fall among evil-doers. By which, I take It, he means that he Is afraid of her mak ing another foolish marriage. Anyhow, her friends muet try to protect her from adventurers." "It Is pretty clear that she has made one staunch friend already," Fred ob served. Mr. Brefflt looked a little shame faced. "I can’t help It,” said he; “I am Just as sorry for you as ever I was, my dear fellow, and I feel that It Is very bad luck for you; still It isn't the poor thing’s fault that she Is the Dean’s daughter or that he remember ed that he had a daughter before he died. And then, as I tell you. she is Irresistible. Even that dry old stick Sir James Le Breton thawed before she had been talking five minutes :o him. He says she has a look of her mother, which I dare say is true: she certainly hasn't much look of her fath er. Now I’ll tell you what I want you to do, Fred; I want you to go round to Albemarle street and call upon her. I know you well enough to know that you don’t bear malice: but she doesn’t know you yet, and she Is very much distressed In her mind about you. Sha says she can’t get over the feeling that she has robbed you.” Assuredly Fred bore no malice; ami even If he had, propriety would have compelled him to pay hl3 respects to his cousin. Moreover, he was really anxious to see her. So, as It was only a little after 6 o'clock when Mr. Bret flt left him, he walked over to Albe marle street forthwith, and was glad to hear that Mrs. Fenton was at home. She was busily engaged In writing letters when he was announced; but the moment that she heard his name she started up and walked quickly across the room to meet hi a, holding out her hand. "Oh, Mr. Musgrave,” she exclaimed, * how very kind of you to come! All to-day I have been try ing to screw up my courage to write you a note; but I couldn’t get It as far as the stlcking-point, and the note hasn’t been written yet.” "What were you going to say In it?’’ asked Fred, smiling. "Ah, that was Just the trouble; I couldn’t make up my mind what to say, and now I’m very glad of it, be cause talking is so much easier than writing.” She pushed a chair forward for him, and he seated himself and gazed r.t her, anil was quite as much Impressed by her beauty as Mr. Brefflt had ex pected him to be. He could not begin by alluding to the subject which was necessarily uppermost in the thoughts of both of them; so he asked her whether she had had a prosperous voyage, and whether she did not no tice a good many changes In London and so forth. But she did not even take the trouble to reply to these well meant commonplaces, which she inter rupted without ceremony after she had made a somewhat prolonged scrutiny of the young man. "Tell me,” said she, suddenly, "do you think me horrid?’’ "Of course I don't,” he answered, laughing; "why on earth should I?" "Well, all I know Is that I should be ready to murder anybody wno cropped up from the southern hemi sphere to pick my pocket of nearly a quarter of a million of money. But perhaps you are not vindictive..” "I don’t think I am. and besides ” "Oh. yes. I know. Wilis can’t be set aside, and the testator’s only child has a natural right etc. I have heard all that from Mr. Brefflt. Still the fact remains that If I had put an end to myself out there In Australia, as I have more than once been tempted to do. you would be a rich man to-day.” "What made you think of putting an end to yourself?’’ asked Fred, more impressed by this incidental admis sion than by the feeling of compunc tin to which she laid claim. "Perhaps I will tell you some day. If we ever become friends. Is It at all possible for us to become friends?” "I hope so.’’ answered the young man. “At all events, we are rela tions.’’ "les. but I am not sure that that is any great help toward friendship. Say what you will about It. you can’t help feeling that i have supplanted you. and rou can't like being supplanted; no human being ever did since the world began.” "I think It’s all quite right,” said Fred, "but even If It were not, you have had nothing to do with it.” "I dare say men don't look at these things in the same way as women do. lou are supposed to have an inborn or acquired sense of Justice which we haven’t, I believe. I should like very amah to bo vour friend, Fred. May I call you Fred?" "What else should you call me?” "That*s understood, then: you are to bo Frod henceforth, and I will be Laura. If you please. I was going to say that i have very few friends in the world, and none at all in England— and I like the look of you. Do you Ukt the look of me as far as you have got?*’ "Vary much Indeed,” Fred replied. ~Weli, there wasn’t much use In ask tag the question, because you couldn’t make any otner answer. At least we try to be friends, and If we don't succeed it can't be helped. How shall we began ? Are you doing anything particular to-night?*’ And. on hearing that Fred had no engage—iert she resumed; "Then why shouldn't we go and dine somewhere •agether? There tats restaurants In London nowadays'where one can get what men call a good dinner, are there act?” Frad mentioned a restaurant In the lWlftrb~rh —1 which had a high repu tation. and added that he should feel graatiy honored If she would accept Ms hospitality at that establishment; Ist ta this shs would not consent. “You may order the dinner If you like,” said she, “but If you want to make me happy you will let me pay for it. It can’t be any novelty or lux ury to you to *pay for things, but It’s both to me, and I want to avail myself of every opportunity of Indulging In It before It palls.” So it agreed that Fred should give Instructions for the preparation of this banquet on his way home to dress, and that he should call for his cousin ?t I o’clock. He had not quite made up his mind about her when he went away, nor was he sure that he liked the look of her as much as ne had professed to do. She was very pretty and very unconventional; but, like the majority of young English men, he had no great fancy for un conventional ladies, and it seemed to him that some of her speeches had been marked by a certain lack of good taste. But this slight Inclination to take up a critical attitude was dispelled before he had been sitting a quarter of an hour opposite to her at the little round table In the restaurant. She disguised none of her Impressions or sentiments, least of all the almost Infantile de light which she derived from having plenty of money to spend; she said whatever chanced to como into her head; and some of the things that came Into her head were rather quaint and made him laugh. She entered In to conversation with the waiter, who was a German, asking him why he had left his native land, whether he would havt to go home In case of war, and whether he didn't think it would be a much better plan to get hlmsslf naturalized as a British subject ai once. CHAPTER XV. Mrs. Fenton devoted a good deal of her attentlonl to the other occupants of the crowded room, and wanted to be told who they were and to whit class of society they belonged. “You don't know!” she exclaimed, rather im patiently. "But why don’t you know? —you live here. Before I had been a month in London I should be able to place every one of them for you. Look at that prim little grizzle-headed man with the fat wife. If we were In Aus tralia I should put him down as a gov ernment official. What is he in En gland, I wonder? Not a Member of Parliament? He isn’t happy; he doesn’t like dining In public; it is his wife who has made him come here. She is greatly interested in us, and can’t make us out at all. She has put up her glasses to try and discover whether I have a wedding-ring; be cause she thinks you can’t be my hus band, or you wouldn’t be so civil to me. Now I am going to make her thoroughly uncomfortable.” Mrs. Fenton, as she said this, fixed her eyes upon the lady In question with a look of distressed commisera tion, which speedily produced the de sired effect upon the latter, who be gan to fidget about In her chair un easily and to cast furtive glances over her shoulder. "What have you done to the poor woman?” asked Fred. “Have you mes merint.d her?” “No; but she thinks there Is some thing dreadfully wrong with her back, and of course she can’t see it. Now she is asking her husband. He says, ’Oh, bother! it’s all right’; and she says he might at least have taken the trouble to look before making so sure of that. They will come to high words presently. No; they are going away. He says It is time to be off; and he has got a pair of opera-glasses, so I suppose they are going to the theater. I wish we were going to the theater. Is it too late?” Fred was afraid It was. “Well, perhaps we might go some other evening. What are we to do now? Of course you want to smoke. Couldn't we go and sit In the park? It is such a beautiful, warm evening.” Fred shook his head. “I don’t think that would quite do,” he answered, smiling. “Then you had better come home with me. Would that do? Or would the hotel people think it odd that I should ask a young man to smoke in my sitting-room?” "Oh. I'm your cousin, you know.” "Yes; I might tell them so if they looked scandalized; only isn’t that what the cook says when she is dis covered giving supper to the police man? Never mind; we’ll chance it.” So Fred returned to Albemarle street with her willingly enough, for Indeed he found her a very amusing compan ion. No sooner, however had they reached their destination than she ceased all of a sudden to be amusing, and became slier.t and depressed. When he knew her better he found that these abrupt transitions from gayety to gravity were natural to her, and that they as often as not occurred without any discernible cause. “You want to hear something of mv history," she said. In a changed voice and one which sounded to him like that of an older woman. "It is quite natural that you should want to hear it, and I should have had to tell you some day. though it isn't a subject that I like to dwell upon. My husband might have made money If he had been more persevering, for he was an excellent teacher and a very good the oretical musician; but for a lcng time things went badly with us. F'or some years we were at Wellington, in New Zealand, and then he thought there might be more of an opening In New South Wales, so we went to Sydney. But It was the same story over again there. People heard of his habits and wouldn’t employ him; and he was not a good-temperedam na. His pupils complained of his roughness and rude ness. and so he soon lost the few that he had ever had. If I hadn’t been able to give lessons myself we shouldn't have had enough to eat I worked ill day and every day. and when I went home in the evening he used to—Well, he Is dead now; we needn’t say any more about that" Fred gased at her pityingly, and his heart was moved with Indignation against the deceased Fenton. "Were you—were you fond of him?” he ventured to ask at length. “Not latterly; he made that quits impossible. I suppose I must have been fond of him —In a way: but I am not sure about that. Probably you can’t at all enter into the feelings of a girl who is naturally high-spirited, but has always been contemptuously sup pressed—a girl who has no friends and scarcely any associates, except ser vants—- girl who Is forever vacillating between an exaggerated Idea of her own talents and gifts, and so forth, and a self-distrust which makes her resent casual compliments as a sort of Insult. Most likely Mr. Fenton believed that my voice would be the means of bring ing him a fortune even if my parent age didn’t. He was bitterly disap pointed in my voice, and he didn't live long enough to share ray Inheritance. The one thing which I d® regret with all my heart Is that I have been mads rich at your expense." -You mustn't regret that any more.” said Fred; "I assure you I don't regret it. We couldn’t both of us have my uncle’s money, and It would have been far more unjust to disinherit you than me. After all. I bellev* It is rather an advantage than otherwise to a man to be obliged to work.” "Ah, that Is what the Master of All Saints says; but perhaps both you and he only say l? to to console me." She really did lcok rather disconso late at the moment; but Fred did his best to comfort her, and after a time she returned the favor by comforting him; for she Induced him to tell her all about his prospects and ambitions and aspirations, and she was so kindly and sympathetic that before he went away she had heard the whole story of his attachment to Susie Moore. "It seems to me that you have been a great deal too diffident,” she remark ed. “How Is the girl to know that you care for her unless you tell her so? II she Is worth anything, she won’t mind waiting a year or two, and If she Isn’t —why. you will be well rid of her.” "Yes,” answered Fred dubiously; "that sounds like common-sense; but then, you see, it isn’t as though shs had only her Inclinations to con sult. sne has a father and a step mother.” "Oh, bother her father and step mother! Let her snap her Angers at them.” "I don’t think she would do that.” "Well, If she Is so poor-spirited—but of course I can’t Judge of her without seeing her. Perhaps you may be abls to And some opportunity of Introdu cing me to the young lady. I know 1 shan’t like her, though." "Why not?” inquired Fred, with raised eyebrows. Mrs. Fenton laughed. "For a very hum'Hating reason,” she replied. "1 am norribly Jealous; I always have been, and I can’t help it. I have taken a great fancy to you—which I dare say you will think rather precipitate of me; but I can’t help that either. 1 like people very much, or I dislike them very much; it’s my nature. Well, you know, no wife can endure a wom an who likes her husband very much; and so when you marry, we shall cease to be friends. All the same, I won’t try to poison here If we ever meet, and what’s more, I’ll give you an honest opinion about her. (To be continued.) FORTY WAYS OF BAKING BREAD. From Sticking It on a Hot Jar to Turning a Kettle Over It. "In visiting Greece I wag struck with the primitive ovens built behind most of the houses in small towns,” says a corespondent of the Bakers' Weekly. “These were like large bee hives, built of clay; they were evi dently solid up to the sole, then had the arched roof over, with a door at one side. ’They are heated with Ares of straw and twigs and when ready for use are swept out, the dough put In and the opening stopped up with stones and c!ay till the bread Is cooked. Struc tures like these are typical of the ovens found In many lands where men have had to evolve appliances for vari ous uses from the materials they had at hand. “Thus, In some places we And holes dug in the earth and lined with stones, in which a Are is kept burning till sufficient heat Is raised, the bread be ing then put In and a stone laid over the opening, with a Are on It to keep up the cooking heat. “In these ovens, we are told, the south sea Islanders bake their bread, fruit and yams and roast their pork, and doubtless they answer their pur poses very well. In some eastern countries Are is put Into a large earth en jar with small mouth and sloping sides, the cakes of bread being stuck on the outside of the jar to bake. “Then we know the old-fashioned girdle, so much used In old Scotch farmhouses, on which scones, bannocks and outcakes are Ared. Thus Is also employed in Scandinavia for baking the universal ‘Aat brod’ and It Is also In use in many other countries In vari ous shapes. “In Cornwall the old kettle style of oven is still used for home baking, the dough being laid on the hot hearth stone with a large round Iron pot In verted over It. Fire outside of this keeps up the baking heat and the Cor nish 'kettle bread’ Is very good eating indeed, even if It is a little puddlngly in the center sometimes. “Even more primitive means of bak ing have to be used sometimes, as when the Australian digger rolls up his ’damper' In leaves and covers It with hot ashes to bake; but still, all methods from hot stones to draw plate ovens are used for the one great pur pose, to make bread, and the variety of means used for this end go to show tu? universal importance of that arti cle. Regular bakehouses with proper ovtus seem to have been in use, how ever, for hundreds of years, and doubt less many relics of them are still In existence.” Morgan, Jr., Well Equipped. Xo boy, in being forced through the hard mill of apprenticeship, ever un derwent more severe training than J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr., received at the hands of his father and his father's friends. When "Jack” Morgan, as he was then known, graduated from Har vard in 1599, his father was a little doubtful about his commercial ability. It was a case in which paternal affec tions did not tend to belittle the shortcomings of the object upon whom they were centered. To try him out, his father placed him in the banking bouse of Peabody & Cos., in Boston, and at the expiration of two years there were such favorable reports re garding his work that he took him into his own office in New York. Sc far as favoritism is concerned, it was never shown him. He was made to work a little harder than any other clerk, and if he made a blunder he was not spared. He was brought up to understand that his business future depended upon his own efforts, and that If he had any desire to take his father's place in the Anancial world he must first show that he was capa ble of assuming stupendous responsi bilities. —The Bookkeeper. A Great Help. "I look forward to having a great garden this year.” “You do? Bought some new varie ties of seeds?” “Xo, but I’ve found a man in the neighborhood who owns a wheelbar row and that will be a great help.— Detroit Free Press. Ran Self Control. “He's a remarkable man. When he sees an unfamiliar word be looks it up tn the dictionary and finds out what It means.” "Nothing so remarkable about that.” "Yes, but he doesn't try to lug It Into conversation right away.”—Louis ville Courier-Journal. See Wbjrf "Why did you run away from your wife and enlist In the army?" “Because I'm a lover of peace'"— Cleveland Leader. We can finish nothing in this life: hut we can make a beginning and be queath a noble example.— Smiles. Doroywanin Stoopless Dustpan Xow. Women are generally agreed that one of tbe most serious features of household work Is the Incessant stoop lng which seems to be necessary in tre per . formance of the dally JJ *\\ routine of the house \y ) hold work. Doctors *rj claim that It Is this /i I alone which is in a j / i large measure respon / / sible for the many Ills I Jr 1 and ailments which / r'-fy-’, women are afflicted with and which the F x men are free from. So kew dustpan, many of her daily tasks require that she should lean or ■toop over that It Is not long before this unnatural attitude Is responsible for some serious and chronic Illness which often makes her an Invalid for the rest of her life. The stoopless dustpan, which has recently been invented, enables her to do the work of gathering up the accu mulations on the floor without tne least Inclination of her body. The new implement has a long handle by which it la carried conveniently, and at the same time the handle controls the op eration of a lid which opens for the reception of the dust when the pan Is placed on the floor and as it is raised after gathering up the accumulations, the lid closes, hiding the contents from view and preventing their being scat tered by the wind or by accident. Health and Beauty Hints. Avoid fear In all Its varied forms of expression. Keep In the sunlight; nothing beau tiful or sweet ripens in the darkness. Simply refuse to grow old by count ing your years or anticipating old ago. Don’t allow yourself to think, on your birthday, that you are a year older. Refrain from all kinds of stimulants and sedatives; they will shorten your life. Nature Is the great rejuvenator; her spirit Is ever young. Live with her; study her; love her. Avoid excesses of all kinds; they are Injurious. The long life must be a temperate, regular life. Keep mental cobwebs, dust and brain ashes brushed off by frequent trips to the country, or by travel. Nerer look on the dark side; take sunny views of everything; a sunny thought drives away the shadows. Cultivate the spirit of contentment; all discontent and dissatisfaction bring age-furrows prematurely to th” face. Think beautiful thoughts—harmony thoughts, truth thoughts, thoughts of , Innocence, of youth, of love and of kindness. Physicians claim that sleep Is more refreshing in a darkened room. It Is well to accustom children from Infan cy to sleep In the dark. After living for several months on simple foods, In addition to increased good health. It would be found that an Increased susceptibility of taste and a keener rell9h have been acquired. Massage Is not only a beautifying agent, but It is a wonderful cure for neuralgia, If attention Is paid especial ly to the muscles of the eyes and brow. It Is excellent also for sleeplessness and all nervous conditions. For Ingrowing nails wear wider boots and clip the nails so they curve down In the center of the top. Nall3 as a rule are a little rounded or point ed, but by cutting them In the nails bend a little and are less apt to hurt the flesh at the sides. Keep them short all the time, New Type of Woman. The eyes of ihe world are directed at the matured women who are doing things. The exclusive society woman and she who has only good looks to recommend her are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. We are living in an intensely practical age. So rapidly are we living that all forces are amal gamating and evolving a type of wom an such as the world has seen before. She Is noi a fledgling, nor a merely pretty thing, but a woman of gracious tact and wide sympathy, w*ho has lived down many a bitter disap pointment and crushed many a sor row, but who is imbued with the op timistic spirit of Young America; Bhe knows that in order to do her best ghe must look her best; she inspires old and young with her youthful en thusiasm; she Is sincerely interested In every humane question of the day; thus unconsciously does she cultivate those endearing qualities of the heart, the daily exhibition of which, In the course of years, imparts an atmosphere of soft, sweet femininity, and gives to a woman when she reaches middle life that delightful subtle spirit we call “charm.” This 13 perhaps what the satirical Bernard Shaw meant when he asserted that no woman Is possible until she has reached her thirty-fifth year, and not worth talking with until her fortieth! —The Delineator. Economy tn Baying. Comparatively few housekeepers ap preciate the economy of buying house hold supplies In large quantities at wholesale rates. Try it for a while, keeping strict account, and at the end I of ft yar you will be surprised at the [ amount of money saved. When it is Impossible for one to buy tn large Quantities, owing, perhaps, to a small family, let several housekeepers club together, one woman who has business ability attending to the ordering, or they can take turns in doing that part of the work if they choose. Of courge, It Is some trouble, but It pays well for the time spent. Many articles tn dally use, as dried fruits, canned goods, spices, etc., can be kept for a long time If properly cared for. Soap Is much better kept a long time —the longer the better. Batter If put up In prints or small packages, can be wrapped In a dean wet cloth or wet butter paper, and put Into a Jar of strong brine—as much salt In the water as It will dis solve —when It will keep indefinitely i If care Is taken to keep the butter always covered with the brine. Per ishable food will, of course, have to he ordered oftener. A Sewing Si****en. In place of the tedious rolling and whipping used la sewing ruffles on to bands of lace, tbe woman who makes bar owa lingerie will find this method much easier, quicker and quite as ef fective: Turn down the edge of the ruffle as If to make a very narrow hem, but instead of hemming, gather with a fine thread, then place tbe gathers evenly, hold them firmly In place and whip on to the lace. The gathering thread will not show and the work will be strong enough for laundering. This can be done in half the time, and the most critical admirer of neat and dain ty sewing can not detect it from roll ing and whipping. Marriage. This mating business is much more serious than young people can ever be made to realize, and, while I be lieve young people should be left to make their own selections I believe also that they should be made to see, before a critical stage is reached, as nearly as possible what marriage means, says Erman J. Ridgway In the Delineator, What does marriage mean? Not In transports, high spots, purple days, but lu terms of every day. It Is generally believed that the most successful mar riages follow the mating of contrasts, nervous with phlegmatic, 6unny with solemn, light with dark, and so on. There Is probably something In the theory, though If the contrasts are too marked the result Is likely to be misery. The chasm is too wide to bridge. A perfect mating Is hardly attain able. There would be fewer misunder standings and more “successful” mar riages if more people realizzed that a marriage can be successful without be ing perfect Perhaps, too, there would be easier sledding If more people real ized that marriage Is an attempt at three matings: The mating of two souls; the mating of two minds; the mating of two bodies. Two people fair ly mated In any two of these can make a very happy marriage of It, even if the other mating Is hopeless, as long as they understand the situation and decide to make the best of It. Hraddma for Mornings. The tendency has been of late years to leave off hats in the summer time as much as possible. Girls have knot ted veils behind the ears and have contrived many other little fanciful headdresses to protect their tresses from the winds, but it has remained for an American girl artist In Paris to send us a charming and Frenchy little design that will catch the eye of our summer girls—one and all—on the Instant It Is simply a large silk handker STYLISH AFTERNOON GOWN. The above sketch was taken from a gown of soft cashmere In anew and lovely shade of Dresden bine. The skirt, perfect In cut. is arranged witn crossing fold* in front Bodice Is blue llnon over soft silk. In palest possible shade of roee leaf pink. Over this are bretelles and bands of cashmere, finely embroidered with silk and trimmed with narrow cords of satin In tame shade of bine. Upper put of bodice Is filled in with fine creme lace, like fi*t used for the sodersleeves; the latter lined with pale pink chiffon and finished with dees euffs of fine cream art. bordered at wrists withs pip ing of blue satin. chief in cashmere design draped over a very large wire fraq?e—which is light In weight and protects the hair. The ’kerchief is edged with black moire, and there is a black tassel at each corner. And it may be made at home, which is not the least of its charms. Happy Homes. Homes would be happier IF Married people were as agreeable as In the days of their courting. IF Each tried to be a real support and comfort to the other. IF Household expenses were under and not over the sum given for them. IF Married people remembered they were married for worse as well as bet ter. IF People were as polite to each other In private as they are in public, and IF Husbands and wives did not make the fatal mistake of drifting Info hum drum machines. Kecplns Vp Appearance*. Your everyday toilet Is a part of your character, says a writer. A girl who looks like a “fury” or a sloven in the morning Is not to be trusted, however finely she may look In the evening. Look tidy in the morning and after the dinner is over Improve your toilet Make it a rule of your dally life to “dress” In the afternoon. Your dress may or may not be any thing better than calico, but with a ribbon or flower or some bit of orna ment you can have an air of self-re spect and satisfaction that lnvariabljr commends you to heaven. Folding Ironed Clothe*. In folding clothes for Ironing each article should always be folded length wise, and tbe reason they should be so folded Is because the thread that runs In that direction is always strong est. These threads go around the loom, while the woof, which goes to and fro over and under the long threads, Is not so strong, so that Iron ing crosswise will not only draw the article out of shape, but will cause it to wear more quickly. This is espe cially true of table and bed linens. Women a* Former*. More than 700,000 w*oman had a share last year In raising the crops of the nation. That more women are tak ing up farming each year Is a fact, and that the most of them are succeed ing Is equally true. They are running cattle ranches, cotton plantations, rais ing melons, wheat, corn, fruit and managing stock farms and chlckan ranches. In every part of the country the Invasion of the agricultural field by women is going on, but It Is more marked In the West. Waihlns Gloves. Make a lather of lukewarm water and good white soap. Add one-half i teaspoonful of borax. Wash gloves, squeezing and patting gently until the dirt Is out. Do not wring or squeeze hard. Rinse In more lukewarm water and lay them on a soft towel until most of the water is absorbed. Hang up to dry, and when almost dry gently pull and stretch with the hands. A Cruel Hint. Nell —Harry had such a masterful way about his proposing that I liked. Belle —Did you? That’s queer, for it was exactly what made most of us oth er girls turn him down.—Baltimore American. Not Her Fanlt. Being upbraided by aer mother for being the lowest In her class, little Mabel exclaimed. In tones of Injured Innocence: “It ain’t my fault. The girl who has always been at the foot has left school.” —Modern Society. Not for Him. Johnson —That girl is a Jewel. Morrison —Why don’t you marry her? Johnson —I can’t furnish the setting. —Smart Set. MON 10 BE BOONE BY SHIPS SOILING HR Maj.-Gen. Bell, Former Chief of Staff of Army, Predicts New Engines of War. MAY CARRY MEN AND GUNS. New Means of Attacking Aerial Craft from the Ground Also Foreseen in New York Interview. Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell, former chief of staff of the United States army, has startled army men with a prediction that within five years war aeroplanes will be built to carry five persons and a small cargo of explo sives. In addition he expects the aero plane will carry guns and that ord nance will be devised to fire on and destroy aircraft from the ground. “Heavier-than-air machines will be sufficiently developed in the next few years to make them reliable In navi- MAJOR-GENERAL BELL. gating the air except in the heaviest storms,” said Gen. Bell. “I have no doubt that aeroplanes will be perfected so that they may be relied on to carry three to five persons and a certain amount of explosives. “By the time this comes about ord nance for the purpose of destroying air craft will unquestionably have been developed, and ballistic tables de signed to control the trajectory of such ordnance. "Owing to the speed at which air craft can travel the problem of accu rate firing at them will be difficult of solution. “Aeroplanes will unquestionably be of very great assistance in making hasty reconnoissances of the enemy, but observations therefrom, I imagine, would not be very valuable in topo graphical surveys. “Without doubt there will be spe cial lenses and accessories designed for photographic work at high speed, so that accurate pictures may be made of the enemy's mobilization and dis tribution." During 1909 the membership of the Austrian Bricklayers’ Union decreased from 30,000 to 22,000. The next convention of the Brother hood of Railway Clerks will be held In Boston In June, 1912. Organized labor contemplates recom mending a nine-hour day and a fifty four hour week for women at the next session of the Legislature of Washing ton. Thousands of iron, steel and tin workers in the United States will con tribute 1 per cent of their earnings to aid the cause of the strikers In the sheet and tin divisions. The number of fatal accidents to wage earners in this country for the last twelve months was between 30,- 000 and 35,000, according to the United States bureau of labor. Late reports from the building trades department of the American Federation of Labor showed that twenty Interna tionals, twenty-three State councils and 153 local councils were affiliated. The bill to license master electricians in New York developed such opposition on the part of the Electrical Workers’ Union and kindred organizations that it was killed in committee at Albany*. Further union relief paid to the Northumberland (England) strikers brings the total amount expended by the Miners' Association since the pass ing of the Dear coal act to nearly $40,- 000. Garment Workers' Union of Boston, Mass., has signed an agreement giving the members an eight-hour day. in creasing wages from 10 to 30 per cent, with Saturday half-holidays the year round. Members of the Honesdale (Pa.) branch of the shoemakers’ union will incorporate a company for the manu facture of miners’ shoes, the product to be marketed direct to the members of the United Mine Workers of America. The membership of the cigar makers' international Increased from 40.354 members in 1908 to 44.414 In 1909. The membership, all told, including all classes of members, is 51,477. Com pared with eighteen years ago, counting only* the active members, the gain in membership has been 21,348 or nearly 100 per cent. The Porto Rican Free Federation of Workingmen Is seeking federal legis lation for a number of propositions, among which is one that the right of action to recover damages for injuries resulting in death is never to be abro gated. and the amount recoverable not subject to any statutory limitation. Conditions under which railroad con struction and digging crews are work ing have attracted the attention of the American Federation of Labor and the International Hod Carriers and Build ing Laborers’ Union ofNeers, and step* are under way to secure reforms which will insure to this class of workmen better and mere sanitary conditlona The total benefits paid by the cigar makers’ international during the year 1909 were 9552.963.92 and the grand to tal benefits paid since the chain of benefits system was adopted Novemb' r. 1879. or In thirty years and two months, is $8,935,763.51. San Francisco (Cal.) Automobile Drivers’ Union has placed before the employers anew wage scale. Hereto fore the men were paid on a percent age basis, but the agreement presented Is as follows: Drivers running cars up to and including 36-horse power shall receive $l6O a month; those running cars over 36-horse power ahall receive 9123 a month. Don’t Feed Corn. The laying hen is not apt to become over fat. Nevertheless, It is a mis take to keep her on a diet of corn, expecting her to manufacture eggs from tnat article. Corn Is no egg food. Warm Wheat for Dreaktaat. Warm wheat is a fine breakfast for hens. Place the vessel contain ing the wheat in ,the oven, and let re main until the grains feel quite warm to the hands; the same for shelled corn at night during very cold weather. There are never too many eggs in the markets that are strictly fresh, and the farmer who will take the man agement of hts fowls from the female members of the family, keep large flocks and seek his customers, will find poultry more profitable than larg er stock In proportion to capital in vested. Green Food for Chicks. Watch the little chicks hunt for th* tender sprouts of green growing things. Green food is a great help In securing strong thrifty chicks and rapid growth. When green stuff Is scarce early in the spring we divide the early crop of lettuce with tho chicks. Sometimes we chop up onions for them. Making Hen* Grow l.argi*. A poulard is a hen from which tho ovaries have been taken. These hens grow to great size, as a rule. At one time, in some of the old countries, pullets were poularlzed much as the cockerels were capon lzed. They made a larger market fowl. In our coun try eggs are of more value than hen meat, and so you seldom hear of It here. A Question of Frad. When fowls have free range they w.'ll thrive very well on one kinds of grain, such as corn, Kaffir corn or wheat, for they can pick up so much on the range that will counterbalance the one variety of grain and tend to make a balanced ration. But when fowls are confined to small runs they must have a variety of grains to do well, as well as some green food and meat. —Agricultural Epitomlst. Vl'hen the Crop In I*ncked. It may not be possible to save the chicks whose crops have become pack ed with food. Give a little of the char coal to sweeten the contents of crop. Then give a liberal dose of sweet oil and knead the crop with the fingers. If you succeed In getting the mass to move down the digestive tube or in re moving it through the mouth, follow it up with a half teaspoonful of cas tor oil to clear the digestive tract and then feed carefully on soft food tor a few days. Stimulated lien*. An expft on the subject says naturo intended a hen to lay at most 24 eggs In a year. The modern commercial hen Is expected to lay from 150 to 250 eggs a year. To enable her to achieve that feat a highly stimulating unnatural process of feeding Is re quired. One breeder In Tasmania ob tained results by feeding cunlß of skimmed milk obtained by using ren net. He is quoted as saying: “In a dairy country It will pay farmers bet ter to feed skimmed milk to laying hens than to plg3.”—Agricultural Eplt omlst. Conutltnenla ol Dry Frad. The dry feed mixture with us con slsts of pure wheat bran and ground corn hearts, or corn hearts' meal, as it might be called, and dried beef scraps, which latter are also ground up till some coarser than wheat bran. We mix it In the proportion of two-fifths each of the bran and the corn hear’s, and one-fifth of the beef scraps. This makes an excellent mixture, which we keep In the boxes mentioned, before the hens all the time. Of course. It must be kept tn the dry, as It would become sour and moldy if wet. —South- ern Fruit Grower. Ponltrjr In Orchard. The poultry yard, if stocked on pur pose and fenced to order around the home orchard, pays both ways. You place the fowls In the way of grass, grit and water, and they help you to selected fruit with no Insects In night. You get better apples, cleaner plums, healthier hens and stronger eggs In tbe orchard sunshine and shade, and the chick* are not as apt to die in the shell. Every tree won’t bear every year, but every season the hen has a full crop for herself and two more of meat and eggs for her master. The constant scratching of a large flock of hens conserves soil moisture and Is un excelled surface tillage.—Rural World. ItunnlnK an facabator. Get good eggs. Have them fresh a_? possible. While eggs a fortnight old will hatch fairly well, those laid only a week will hatch better. Put In what eggs you want to hatch, or have conveniently for the purpose, according to the sire of your machine, then close it np and keep It shut tight tor 48 hours. As It takes the eggs nearly this length of time to be warmed through, the thermometer will drop below the required standard, but if the flame Is kept as it was before the eggs were put in the temperature. Is sure to rise again and everything be all right To Insure a good, steady flame the lamp should be filled and cleaned and the wick trimmed every night At the end of 48 hours the eggs want to be taken out and turned twice every day—Just enough to keep the yolka from settling to one side; and on the seventh day they should be tested and the infertile cnes dis carded. Again test them on the tenth and fourteenth days for dead eggs, and such as are found to be no good remove. If the machine has been properly run, hatching will begin on the nine teenth and twentieth days. The door of the tncubilor then should not be opened until tu<- iwenty-flrst day, or the hatch is • nearly over Excnange. A web of filament two and one-ejuar ter miles long has been taken from tht body of a single spider.