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A POST MARITAL BY CYRUS TOWNS END BRADY /L L US TffA T/ONS BY PAY WALTERS (COPYRIGHT, /908 BY 4 W O CHAPMA/Y) i SYNOPSIS. The Escapade opens, not In the ro mance preceding the marriage of Ellen Slocum, a I'urltan miss, and Lord Car rington of England, but In their life after settling In England. The scene Is placed, just following the revolution, in Carring ton castle in Englund. The Carringtons, after a house party, engaged In a fumlly tilt, caused by Jealousy. The attentions of I.ord Carrington to Liuly Cecily and Lord Strathgate to Lady Carrington com pelled the latter to vow that she would leave the castle. Preparing to lice, Lady Carrington and her ehmn Deborah, an American girl., met Lord Strathgate at two a. in., he agreeing to see them safely away. He utteinptcd to take her to Ills castle, but she left him stunned in the road when the carriage met with an ac cident. She and Debbie then struck out for Portsmouth, where she Intended to sail for America. Hearing news of Ellen’s lllght. Herds Carrington and Seton set out iu pursuit. Seton rented a fast vessel and started In pursuit. Strathgate. bleeding from fall, dashed on to Ports mouth. for which Carrington. Ellen and Seton were also headed by different routes. Strathgate arrived In Portsmouth in advance of the others, finding that Ellen's ship had sailed before her. Strathgate and Carrington each hired a small yacht to pursue the wrong vessel, upon which each supposed Ellen had sailed. Seton overtook the fugitives near Portsmouth, but his craft ran aground, just ns capture was Imminent. Ellen won the chase by boarding American vessel and foiling her pursuers. Carrington and Strathgate. thrown together by former's wrecking of latter's vessel, engaged In an Impromptu duel, neither being hurt. A war vessel, commanded by an admiral friend of Seton. then started out In pur suit of the women fugitives. Seton con fessing dove for Debbie. Flagship Britan-, nia overtook the fugitives during the night. The two women escaped by again taking to the sea in a small boat. Ford Carrington Is ordered to sea with his ship but refuses to go until after meeting Strathgate in a duel. CHAPTER XVII.—Continued. "I see.” returned the admiral. “Lord, what a woman that Is! She has spirit and resource and readi ness enough to command not a frigate, as I said before, hut, by gad, sirs, a fleet! A lucky dog, Carrington!” "The unluekiest on earth, I think, ad miral,” returned the baronet, warmly, "'and as for me, I prefer the gentler, more womanly kind of women.” “Like Mistress Deborah. eh?’ laughed the old sailor. "Well, every one to his taste. And she went along, too. I have no doubt, under coercion.” "Admiral,” returned Sir Charles, haughtily, “from the evidences I havo had —" "Over Baxter’s ‘Saints' Rest?” said the admiral. "Quite so.” "Well, what do you propose now?” “I havo no proposition to make. T suppose we can't hope to find them now.” "Might as well try to hunt for a needle in a haystack as to try to find them In this darkness.” said, the ad miral. “It’ll be ten hours at least be fore it’s light enough to see anything, and by that time they may have gone anywhere. I’m expecting orders any day for sea. and I shall have to get back to the anchorage. There’s no help for It, Sir Charles. I'm sorry for you, hut you’ll have to take a new de parture and follow the course in an other way. Mr. Collier, bid .Captain Beatty make the best of the* way to the anchorage without further delay. I can offer you a berth yonder. Sir Charles. I havo no doubt you’ll want to turn In after all you’ve gone through and the disappointment you’ve met with.” "Thank you,” said Sir Charles, “I do feel rather done up.” "Oh, these women," mused the old admiral as Sir Charles disappeared in an adjoining stateroom. “It’s lucky that I have no greater attachment than his majesty’s ships, God bless him! And then an admiral has all he can do to rule his fleet without having to take orders from a pair of petti coats—” which was the sailor's quaint euphemism for the other sex, and he did not even know that the useful ar ticle of dress he cited did not come in pairs! A couple of hours after the ar rival of the “two hot-headed lords at the Blue Boar, an ofllcer from the squadron inquired for Lieutenant Car rington. A servant carried his mes sage up to the room where Car rington was lying down waiting for the next turn of events, and he was instantly admitted. He proved to be Lieutenant Miller, a shipmate and Intimate friend of Carrington’s, who had come from the Niobe to the Inn for two reasons. One was In re sponse to Carrington’s urgent ap peal that he act as his qecond In the approaching affair with Strathgate. and the other was because he bore orders from the captain of the Niobe directing Carrington to report on board at once, as the Niobe was un der orders for the Mediterranean with out delay. It was already quite late in the afternoon when Mr. Miller laid his orders before Carrington. “I can’t go,” said the earl, reso lutely, “I have to meet Strathgate In the morning and beside that I can’t leave the country now.” "Captain Careysbrook is in a good deal of temper about the matter now. The orders were sent on to your house and followed you here. He should have gone two days ago and he’s fuming like a caged Hon.” ”1 can’t help It. You’ll have to go back and explain the circumstances to him and tell him if he can’t wait until to-morrow morning, he’ll have to sail without me.” “But that's disobedience of orders," returned Miller. "Man,” said Carrington hotly, “don’t you see this Infernal scoundrel Strath gate ran away with my wife —” “With your wife!” exclaimed Miller. “Well, not exactly,” replied Carring ton, "that is, they went away together. Oh, hang it! I’ve got to kill him and I have to find my wife if It costs me my commission. I can’t go. No, you needn’t remonstrate with me,” ran on my lord, hotly, “Just simply tell him that that’s the end of It and if he wants to order me under arrest, he can do ft. Til face a court-martial rather than—” “Well, I’m awfully sorry. Carring ton.” returned Miller, “but I can’t stay with you. I ain ordered to return to the ship without delay.” "All right, but I must have some friend here. Let me have Parknian. He’s on the Renown. She’s not under orders, is she?” “No, I believe not. although since the Britannia sailed —’’ “Where did the Britannia go?” "We don't know anything about It. A small boat came alongside, looked like a soldier In her, and then the ship got under way, signaled to us to dis regard the motions of the commander in-chief and left Lascelles in com mand.” "A small boat with a soldier in her," mused Carrington. “Which way did the Britannia go?" “At nightfall she was going up the channel In the wake of a big mer chantman.” “By heavens!" roared the earl, "that’ll be Seton.” “I don’t understand what you mean," said Miller. “Never mind,” returned Carrington, visibly perturbed, “send me Parkman. Ask Captain Lascelles to let hltn off for the night. Explain to him—” “And what shall I say to Captain Careysbrook?” "Say anything you like, except that I can’t come off, and I’ll explain when I can.” “That won’t do much good,” *jaid Miller, “but I’ll do the best I can.” He shook the other’s hand and left the room. “Seton on the Britannia! I see It all now," mused Carrington. “What a Plunged Him Into a Black Pit of Jealousy of Seton. fool I was not to think of It myself. They'll overhaul her without fall. The Britannia will be back to her anchor age at daybreak and I’ll be there.” He stopped. “No, I have this cursed duel on hand. I wonder If it couldn’t be postponed! ” For the moment his Intense love for Ellen overbore every other possibility. The thought that at last she would be restored to him made him for the moment forget the pressing demands of the eaily morning hour, but further reflection plunged him Into a black fit of jealdusy of Seton. It was he who had the wit and address to capture Lady Carrington. It was he who would reap the reward that might come to him from his skill and daring and devotion. And Carrington swore to settle with him as soon as he had ar ranged matters with Strathgate. His reveries were interrupted toward evening by the arrival of Park man, to whom Lascelles had readily granted permission to go ashore for the night. Parkman had brought wtth him a case of dueling pistols, having been informed by Miller of what was on. The two at once settled down to business, but not until Carrington had catechized Parkman as to what was known about the movements of the ad miral and the Britannia. Nothing further was elicited than what he had obtained from Miller. A challenge was duly drawn up and Parkman car ried It to Lord Strathgate. The baron of Blythedalc had a seat a few miles east of Portsmouth. He was a bachelor, a congenial spirit and an old friend of Lord Strathgate’s. He had agreed to act as Strathgate's second. He and Lieutenant Parkman soon came to an agreement. The encounter would take place In the park at Blythedale, where the combatants would be free from any possible interruption or from prying eyeß of any sort. Strathgate, as the challenged, had the choice of weapons, and selected swords, to Carrington’s great satisfac tion. The other preliminaries were soon settled. A surgeon was also designated, and Parkman came back to report the progress of events, most agreeable, from his point of view, to his principal. Carrington was as expert with the sword as with the pistol, and he made no demur to any of the conclusions of the seconds. All he wanted was to have his deadly enemy opposite him, with no one to intervene. He had duties to perform before ho'went to rest. One of them was tho writ ing of a letter to Ellen, which, after he had feigned and sealed it, he gave to Parkman, with instructions to turn it over to my Lady Carrington in case the approaching encounter should ter minate fatally for my lord. When Parkman asked where Lady Carring ton was to be found, Carrington re plied bitterly that In all probability she could be seen on the Britannia In the morning with Sir Charles Seton. "And hark ye. Jack.” said Carring ton, clapping his hand on his friend's shoulder, "say to Sir Charles Seton that, as regards the unsettled differ ence him here and now, If he'll come ashore in the proper mood for an encounter. I might as well finish up al' uv on. emics In one day and leave myself free for dealing with my wife, or get a clearance for Davy Jones’ locker my self from one or the other of them.” CHAPTER XVIII. The Witnesses in the Coppice. Carrington was up early the next moi nlng. Parkman had procured a carriage, and, as tho meeting had been arranged for seven o’clock, the two drove out to Blythedale hall, whither Strathgate bail preceded them the night before. The way lay along the strand, and Carrington was not too preoccupied to notice that the Niobe was gone and tho Britannia had re turned. His wife was probably on that ship. He looked long ami earnestly toward it. If he had consulted his inclinations he would have repaired aboard of It at once and asked for giveness for all his folly and injustice toward her, but the conventions of life —spelled In this instance by honor—constrained him. 1/e gave a thought, too, to tho frig ate which had departed without him. Fot the first time in his life he had failed in his duty. Kcphard was a kind old man, and well-affected toward Carrington, who had been a midship man under him, but with the admiral duty was always first and he knew that there would be no condoning his offense. He expected an order of ar rest before the day was out. There after he would come before a court martial. To what a sorry pass he had brought his fortunes by his own un mistakable folly! In the bright light of the fresh, brisk morning, he saw Ellen in her right relation to affairs, a woman, brave, Etrong, noble, true. What If she did • not shine amid the hothouse conventionalities of the fast and vapid life of the crew whom ho had gathered at Carrington. In stead of being ashamed of her, he should have rejoiced from the bottom of his soul that she was so frank and fresh and free. What a splendid worn an she was! Whatever she did, how well it was done! No veteran of a thousand exciting nights over the gam ing table could have played with more coolness and daring than she did in that famous duel at cards with Strath gate. And, although the minuet was outside of her accomplishments, how swiftly had twinkled her flying feet when she danced the sailor's horn pipe. It carried him back to slant ing decks and fresh breezes and bright skies. Would they ever re turn? Would he himself return un scathed from this adventure? It was by no means certain, for Strathgate was a man of proven courage; he had demonstrated that, and his reputation as a sword player was deservedly high. * (TO BE CONTINUED.) Famous Revolutionist in Boston. M. Mourad, the famous Armeniar revolutionary leader, Is In Boston. H< has come to this country to revive among the Armenians greater hope of freedom and not to organize a rebel lion against the Turkish government he declares. The Boston Armenian? will hold a mass meeting in hia honor. VENEZUELA IS EXPECTING WAR CASTRO REFUSES TO REVOKE DECREE AND PREPARES FOR DEFENSE. HOLLANOMAYBLOCKADE TIME FIXED IN ULTIMATUM OF NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT HAS EXPIRED. Wlllemstadt. —The Netherlands gov ernment fixed Nov. 1 as the Built ol time for Venezuela to revoke the de cree of President Castro, issued on May 14th, prohibiting the trails ship ment of goods for Venezuelan ports at Curacao. President Castro has refused to revoke this decree, but as yet, so far as Is knowi) here, the Netherlands government has not decided upou definite action. Then has been much activity here of late, but In an Inter view Sunday the governor of Curacao said that Holland ought to have assur ances that Venezuela had not revoked tho decree at the lasi hour of the day fixed according to the ultimatum be fore taking any active measure. Ho be lieved that his govern incut had made ample preparations for any eventual ity, and he added that a statement would doubtless be Issued Monday an nouncing the position of Holland ami Venezuela ami what action it was purposed to take. There Is no question, however, that Venezuelans believe that the Nether lands government Is preparing to blockade their ports Advices re ceived by tho steamer Zulia from Mar acaibo state that It was reported on Oct. 24th that President Castro had or dered the mobilization of 50,000 troops to be ready Nov. 2nd. Other advices reaching Willemstad again report the serious illness of President Castro, who. according to the report, was compelled to lake to his bed on Thursday last. There was some talk, too. of a trace of poison having been found in his food. The residents of Curacao and other Venezuelan cities look for the block ade to be Inaugurated this week. Clerks Go Home to Vote. Washington.—Such an exodus as has been taking place in the last four or five days from the national capital of voters entitled to the right of fran chise In various states has not been known in any political campaign since that of 1896. A careful canvass of the several executive departments showed, up to noon Saturday, approximately 3,700 voters had already gone to their homes and many hundreds more left Washington that nlghl and Sunday. It is estimated 1,500 more will leave for nearby states before election. Pluralities Four Years Ago. The following table showing the electoral vote and the pluralities in the several states four years ago, when Judge Alton B. Parker ran for Presi dent on the Democratic ticket against Theodore Roosevelt, may be found in tercsting ns a basis of comparison in the present election: mn-tnml Vote, Plur- Dem. Rep. alitlc<*. Alnhi.m.-i 11 .. 57,385 Arkansas 9 17,574 California 10 115.822 Colorado 5 34.582 Connecticut. . . 7 38.1 S'* Delaware 3 4.354 Florida 5 .. 18.732 Georgia 13 .. 5».46*» Idaho 3 20.303 Illinois 27 305.030 Indiana 15 03,044 town 13 158,750 Kansas 10 120.003 Kentucky 13 .. 11.803 Louisiana 0 42.542 Maine r, 36.701 Mnryland 71 51 Massachusetts. ..... 16 02.076 Michigan 14 227.715 Minnesota 11 161.461 Mississippi 10 50.180 Missouri 18 25.137 Montnna 3 13.150 Nebraska 8 86 6H-* Nevada 3 2,88". New Hampshire . . 4 20.18". New Jersey 12 80.508 New York 30 175.552 North Carolina ... 12 .. 41.679 North Dakota 4 38.322 Ohio 23 255.421 Oregon 4 42.034 Pennsylvania. . 34 505,510 Rhode Island .... 4 16.766 South Caroline ... 0 .. 50.«»oo South Dakota 4 50.1 14 Tennessee 12 .. 26.28* Texas 18 .. 11 5,058 Uta.h 3 r 29.033 Vermont 4 30.682 Virginia 12 .. 32.768 Washington C 73.442 West Virginia 7 31.765 Wisconsin 13 156.067 Wyoming 3 • 11.5*9 Oklahoma .. 140 330 The entire popular vote for Pres ! - dent In 1907 was 13.520,521 and the Re publican plurality was 2,545,515. Governor Guild Recovers. Boston.—Gov. Curtis Guild, Jr., has fully recovered from the at Jack of gas tritis with which he was afflicted last week. It Is announced that he will be at his desk at the state house Monday. Farman Wins Aeroplane Prize. Mounnelon. France.—Henry Far man Saturday won the “height prize” of SSOO offered by the French Aero Club for the first aeroplane leaving the ground Ly Its own power and mak ing a flight over the tops of a series of captive balloons, which were at tached to the ground by a cord about eighty feet long* Wilbur Wright was not eligible tor the prize. Orville Wright Out Again. Washington.—Orville Wright left Saturday for his home In Dayton, Ohio. Standard Oil Case. Washington.—F. B. Kellogg, special counsel In the case of the government to dissolve the Standard Oil Company, had a conference with President Roose velt Saturday. When asked whether the govermn?nt would Institute crim inal proceedings against John D. Rockefeller and other officials of the Btandard OH Company after a decision In the trial for dissolution has been reached, Mr. Kellogg said that as coun sel for the government he could say that neither Mr. Rockefeller nor any of the other official* hadDte*gitfnted immunity AID TO YOUNG MEN BOSTON SCHOOL RESULT OF OLD FRANKLIN GIFT. Big Technical School Built from Fund Accumulated from $5, C00 Left by Noted American in Will 118 Years Ago. Boston.—One thousand pounds be queathed to the city of Boston by Benjamin Franklin in 1790, and held lvi trust for 118 years, until It amounted to over $400,000, lias been devoted to the erection of a magnifi cent industrial school, the Franklin Union, In which the young mechanic may be trained In practical handi craft ; $400,000 was added by Andrew Carnegie as an endowment fuud. “I have considered that among artisans good apprentices are most likely to make good citizens.” So wrote Benjamin Franklin more than 118 years ago, in setting aside in Ills will the sum of £ 1,000 for the “town of Boston,” to help advance “young men that may be serviceable to their country.” Since 1790 when it was turned over to Boston, the sum has grown to generous proportions, and ty means of it the city Is now to open a magnificent, structure, the Franklin Union to its deserving young men, in which unexcelled advantages are offered to become practical in their chosen pursuits. Franklin stated in his will that the principal and interest at the end of 100 years would probably amount to about $650,000, of which $500,000 was then to be used, and the balance, about $155,000 allowed to accumulate for another hundred years. He fig ured that, at the end of the second hundred years, the amount would be about $20..'105,000. In making the bequest, he stated that it was in recognition of financial aid given him by his Boston friends which enabled him to begin business in Philadelphia, and which was tin 1 foundation of his fortune. That young men In similar .need might have the advantage of a helping hand, and be- Franklin Union. come "serviceable to their country,” lie deviled that from the date of its acceptance small sums of the principal should be loaned, at five per cent. In terest. to young married apprentices of Boston. The trustees who were named by him were to be the select men, with the three ministers of the eddeet Congregational. Kplscopallun and Presbyterian churches. Tiie legal status of the trust, which pew amounts fo over $400,000, wus <l--finitely fixed by the courts in 1904. and n board of managers appointed to control It. and expend the available fund. This board, created by legisla tive wjt and designated the Franklin Foundation, is composed of many of the foremost citizens of Boston, ‘ituorg them being former Secretary of Stfcto Richard Olney, and James J. Clorrow, president of the Boston Mer chants' association and vice-president ,:f the chamber of commerce. The new structure Is located in the geographical heart of the city. It is a Ave-story, fire-proof building of ste€l and concrete, with outer walls of Bedford stone and brick, following the colonial style of Franklin's day. Its length of 160 feet and width of 100 feet gives ample room for the com prehensive courses of study to be un dertaken. The utilitarian features of the build Ing include a lecture hall, with a gal lery, or a seating capacity of 1,000, laboratories for every branch of me chanics, 13 classrooms, a library, etc., all equipped with the latest devices. Instructors selected from the leading manufacturing Industries will train the pupils In the practical side of me chanical drawing, machine details, which means taking apart and assemb ling of r.ll kinds of machinery, mech anism, the problems of pulleys, cams, gears, etc.; architectural draft ing from the builder's viewpoint; shop formula and industrial arithmetic; practical mathematics for carpenters and builders; industrial chemistry, with special reference to important commercial products; steam engines and boilers, dealing with their con struction. use, and heat generation; industrial electricity; and the common application of mechanical principles. The courses are open only to those who are employed during the day. Famous Grotto Demolished. The celebrated grotto known as Ar paia at Portovenere in the Gulf of Spezla, where Byron Is said to have written a great portion of “The Cor sair,” has almost entirely collapsed owing to a landslide, and its entrance from the sea Is now blocked up. The following inscription, put up some years ago. Is now under water: “This grotto, which inspired Lord Byron to the sublime poem 'The Corsair,* re calls the immortal poet who, a cour ageous swimmer, from Portovenere to Lerici challenged the waves of the Ligurian sea.” Modern Advertising. Circus Manager—The bearded lady threatens to quit unless we give her more money. Proprietor—Bosh! Where can she get air much as we're paying her? Circus Manager—She says she’s go ing to write testimonials for a new safety razor. Unhappy Woman! Miss Bane—Then you don’t believe in higher education for women? Mr. Grouch—Certainly not. I think it’s a shame to teach 'em how to read, even. If they couldn't read the bar gain advertisements they wouldn’t be so unhappy over the lot of things they can’t afford to buy. FRENCH WOMEN'S ONLY CLUB J}£3TAZ/AfUYT Or 77/Z r /72&f(7/ lycn&f CZ,UB THzzy’czznr ci+l/jb, jymicX A groat evolution Is taking place In Franco, an evolution which has been working so slowly ami so silently that until some six months ago scarcely any one reulized all that it meant. In Anglo-Saxon countries the open ing of a fresh club for women is con sidered of about as much importance as the opening of a fresh newspaper shop. There Is a certain analogy between the two, and one merely wonders instinctively what kind of news will be circulated and what the tone of the new enterprise is to be. In Hngland and America, where homes are npt to become the hotels of our numerous friends, clubs are al most a necessity, if only to relieve the domestic service of the private house. They have now, too, become a fash ion, so that many women pride them selves on belonging to several clubs. In Paris the opening of a club for women, and, what is more, for French women, came ns a surprise and even ns a shock to very many people in tho French capital. This club for women is unique in France. In order to account for this fact It is necessary to explain something of the position of the French woman. Kngllsh and Amer ican women arc npt to consider that their French sisters are very much behind the times, and to look upon them ns domestic slaves because they have hitherto had no clubs of their own. As a matter of fact, the French woman actually needs such an insti tution far less than her sisters tho Anglo-Saxon raco.' In consequence of tho extreme exclusiveness of the French their home circle is Ilttlo known to foreigners. This exclusive ness Is not due to narrowness, as the Anglo-Saxon so frequently declares. It Is rather due to that science of selec tion In social intercourse of which the French appear to have the secret, and which has made the French salon what It Is. Outsiders, therefore, scarce ly realize how great an influence the French woman wields. She has a realm which is entirely her own. a realm In which she reigns supreme. Up to the time of tho war of 1870 the public service of. women consist ed chiefly In visiting the sick and In providing the few poor people of whom they heard with nourishment and clothes. During the siege of Paris and the commune, the women of Franco were needed by their country, and wit!s one accord mothers and daughters left their sheltered homes and answered their country's call. French women have always been ex tremely patriotic, and In all emc • gencles have givea proof of their cour age and devotion. For very many years after the war there was much to be done by the women of France, and, tho more they plunged Into the darker side of life, the more they found to do. Some 15 or 16 years ago a little band of women who were all thus working for the public welfare decided to have un annual conference in order to discuss the problems they found, and help each other to solve them. This annual conference has now become one of the great institu- THEIR DIFFERENT PURPOSES. — 1 Father Faith —No one allowed on these premises so early in the morning, air. Hunter—Anxl what, then, are you doing? F. F. —Oh, I’m out getting an appetite for my breakfast H.—Well, Tip out getting a breakfast for my appetite. Knows of a Bargain. Sue—lf your father had $10,000,000 would you marry a titled foreigner? Maude —I wouldn’t wait till he got BY ALYS HALLARD tlons of French women engaged In humanitarian schemes. For three long years the French Ly ceum was engaged in slowly but sure ly mustering its forces. All kinds of material obstacles appeared in its way. Mine. Blanc-Bentzon recommend ed patience. “We do not like to bo taken by storm,” she said. “You must give this now Idea time. We refuse to be rushed like Americans, and wo are not impulsive like tho Germans. Wo are eminently critical, and before consenting to take up a new thing wo must understand exactly its aims and objecte.” The following year Mme. Blanc-Bent zon died, and some of the members of the new club began to get discouraged. At the end of three years we were a homeless club of 200 women, without even as much ns an office or a secre tary. For the sako of keeping up In terest in the new scheme, a room was rented at the Hotel Bedford, and lit erary and musical matinees given, the program of which was always com posed of the work of members.. Finally one of the vice-presidents of tho London Lyceum, Miss Alice Wil liams, came to Paris on a visit. On seeing the difficulties of the situation, she volunteered to return to London and endeavor to raise money enough to establish the Lyceum In Paris, and to try It for a year. At the end of that time we should see whether a club were really needed by French women, and If so they could then take it over themselves. She prom ised to stay the whole year in Paris until the household arrangements were complete. The Inauguration took place last December, and Duchess Dre. d'Uzes accepted the office of president. Hen name had been at the head of the list given by Mine. Talne some four years previously; but, besieged by let ters begging her to preside over ail kinds of possible societies. Duchess d’Uzes had preferred waiting to see whether this now Bcheme end ed with its first prospectus. The In auguration was a very brilliant cere mony. Some 3,000 guests came, and the International side was well rep resented by ambassadors and their wives, who had been unofficially In vited by various members of tho com mittee. So pleased were some of thorn with the Idea, that among tho present members of the club are some of tho ambassadresses. With a president so eminently capa ble ’and so universally beloved, no doubts were fell for tho future, and •lay by day the number of adherents has steadily Increased. There are now nearly 700 members, so that with in a year it Is expected that tho French Lyceum will be able to pay Its current expenses. Tho president Is herself a sculptress and a writer, and she Is also the pres ident of the Society of Women Paint ers. She has written a play which is to be given at the Lyceum. No presi dent could be more active and more Interested. She Is not only regular herself in attending all tho meetings of the committee, but she urges on every member the necessity of this regularity in the Interests of the club. Two of the most interesting sections of the Lyceum are those of sociology and humanitarian work, presided over respectively by Mine. Kchmahl and Mile. Cliaptal. At the monthly meet ings the members, who nearly all rep resent some special scheme for tho Improvement of the conditions of life, expose their scheme and show In what way other members can help them. Mme. Dejerine-Kluinpe will, in flme, form the science and university sec tions, and Mme. Alphonse Daudct Is most active and energetic in col lecting hooks for the library and read ing-room. The greatest benefits of the system have alreody been seen in Paris. Women have come from Australia and from America, not knowing a single person in Paris, ami, instead of wandering übout desolately and then returning to a strange hotel, they have found a home and congenial compan ionship in an unknown land. ten million. I know a lovely titled foreigner that I could get if we had only two million. —Chicago Record- Herald.