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REsERVE. : : s a LOUISIANA,
A LETTER AND
ITS RESULT 0 I
By KATE M. CLEARY
O"SO that's the way the land lies, is it?'
asked Ivy Lyle.
The sensitive face under the big,
rose-lined sunhat was very white. Her
lips quivered a little. The hands that
held the vagrant sheet trembled.
"I thought," said the girl to herself,
"I hadn't begun to care--in that way. I
was only becoming-attracted. But the
shock-the disillusion- "
When she had started out an hour ago
for her usual brisk morning walk along
the crisp, shelving sands, she had beien
one of the most indifferent, -
hearted of girls, She o t
_-colege Sh f foreign
travel succeeded school as a
sort of polishing process. She had per
tect health, and misty dreams of all the
veiled future held in its keeping. She
had aesthetic tastes, and her skill in ath
letic sports was the admiration of her
less vigorous girl friends. She had been
having a beautiful time down at this gay,
unconventional resort on the Michigan
coast. And now-well, temporarily it
seemed that her pleasure was spoiled.
And in her heart she knew that she
must have been beginning to think too
much of the man whose attentions to
her had been so marked, or else this dis
covery would not so affect her. Sitting
to rest and watch the white-crested
waves come curling up to break on the
border of the lake like threads of rarest
lace, her attention had been caught by a
small, white, whirling object that at
flrst sight she had taken for a bird. It
had whisked lower and nearer. Then it
floated so close she could put out her
hand and grasp it, and she found it was
a sheet of note paper covered with di
minutive chirography. It was written
on the stationery of the fashionable
hotel-looming up on the dunes behind
her. At first she had been about to crum
ple it up and cast it aside. But in the
very act of doing so a name-her own
name-met her eye.
Even then she hesitated. But the
three words were so significant she must
know their writer's full meaning. The
page was the continuation of a letter.
And the first three words at the top of
the page were "love Ivy Lyle!" Impul
sively, giving herself no chance to weigh
the niceties of honor In the balance, she
scanned the page.
"-love Ivy Lyle. I've fought against
it-for 1 can't afford to marry he'r, you
know. But she has rather swept me off
no one at this big hostels to compare
with her for good looks. So I let myself
.rift. I thought she was just a dear lit
ale country girl, and that it would be
easy to say a sentimental farewell when
the summer was over. You know what
these warm-weather flirtations amount
to. So I've: been going to see her stead
ily and taking her everywhere. We've
gone dancing and swimming and boat
ing and all the rest of it. And-by Jove!
for all she's mighty quiet, I've come to
find out she's not the typical little coun
try girl at'ull. She's well read and trav
eled, though she seemed rather aghast
when she let that fact out. And she
looks at a fellow in'a cool, aspiring sort
of way that makes him feel pretty cheap
-if his spoken thoughts are not quite
up to her white standard. But she's not
really in the social swim. She a native,
I take it. It's been hard to pin her do'wn
to any confidence about herself. She
lives with a very dragon of an aunt at a
farmhouse on the edge of town. She
wears her cotton dresses and shade hats
in a way that takes the shine out of
women up at the hotel, but I've never
seen her sport any swell clothes they
wear to the hops here. Oh, confound it!
What's the use of my mooning away to
you at this rate? I've got to go away
and try to forget her before it's too late.
"Damaris Chase and her father are to
be here this week, they tell me. And
she's the girl the heads of both our
houses expect me to marry! She may
have the good taste to refuse me--andi
1j eesstul Musical Comedy Owes
cMuh to hinstrelay and
The suetess of the feminine contin
gent in "The Awakening of Mr. Pipp"
was the topic of conversation tabout a
club table the other night "Yes."
said Charley Grapewin, "attractive
women constitute an important factor
in the success of many pieces now
adays. "Flarodora' gave the chorus
the important place that authors make
for them in musical comedy to-day.
Without the delightful sextette feat
urea 'Florodora' would not have scored
so heavily. Ever hear how it origin
ated? in the old Christy minstrels,"
said Mt Stewart. "the fellows espd to
go forward like this"-here he took
two or three graceful steps and ended
with a pirouette-"and then used to
tip their hats" Mere he started a
gtaetful bow. "I saw these minstrels
0o years ago, and I always had an idea
It my head that I would like to see a
row of JohnlMes doing that step grace
tII together. The style of the music
I eta O. Ur .U94to'e aor psI
20,000 a yea. Lord! but I'm curry for
those poor devils of kings who have to
wed for reasons of state I feel dis
gustingly like one of them. I'm sleepy.
Good night-I'll finish this In the morn
ing. Ten to one I dream of Ivy Lyle!"
It needed no signature. The writer
was easily recognized. She crumpled
tLe paper tightly in her hand and thrust
it into the biouse of her gown as a rapid,
heavy step came crouching down the
beach. That step had become too pleas
antly familiar. Could he have known
the sheet had been whisked out of his
room? Had he seen it blown downto
the beach ?
"Good morning. Miss Lyle!" He
flung himself down beside her. His
handsome face looked strained and set,
as though insomnia had claimed him.
":ou are out early. Will you go rowing
with me to-day up to Clear Springs?"
"I-I can't!" she faltered.
"And won't you come up Black river
to-day?" entreatingly, almost tenderly.
"It may be the last timel" [
He was planning-planning Oh, that
cruel, cruel letter! But-the last time.
he had said.
She flung up her head and smiled at
him. "Yes, I will go!" she said.
They were very gay that afternoon,
almost recklessly so. They had luncheon
at the inn near thb1wrilng.and floated
-back between the wooded banks just as
the day was closing. When they came
to parting at the clump of lilac bushes
in the lane that led to the farmhouse
Jack Ardsley leaned forward and looked
into her eyes.
"Dear," he said, "I love you! I love
you, and I can't let you go out of my life
-ever! You don't know much of me,
Ivy. but-will you be my wife?"
'What." she faltered, "what about
He took her shaking hands and held
"Who in the world has been telling
you of her? I've never seen her, but our
fathers have vast interests in common,
and have been anxious to arrange a
match. I don't say I didn't think of
being complaisant. Darling, sometime
I may get up courage to tell you how
near I came to being a paltry coward
how desperately I tried to make myself
think I could do without you. But I
cannot, and that is all there is to it. If
"I-I CAN'T!' SHE FALTERED.
you can endure being poor with me for
a few years, I'll work so hard at my pro
fession to give you everything that I
shall be sure to win."
She had not been mistaken in letting
herself love him, then. For she did love
him-she did. And she had known it
all the while. She lifted her shy,
"I will be a good wife to you, dear!"
she promised. And he kissed her on the
That night when he sought her at the
dance at the inn he stood amazed. That
lovely lady in the snowy shimmering
gown his demure little country lassie!
How superbly she car-led herself. And
those diamonds around her white throat
t were worth a fortune. She smiled up
at his amazed countenance.
s "Aunt Agatha and I do not wish to be
f bothered with attentions," she whis
r pered, "so we've been living incognito.
I expected my father to-night and
dressed to do him, and you," sweetly,
"what honor I could. You will pardon
P me," as she signed for a boy who had
4 brought her a telegram, and broke the
C seal of the message. "Detained," she
I read. "Will be with you to-morrow."
r She handed Ardsley the yellow slip.
Y It was signed "Jasper E. Chas#," and it
I was addressed to "Miss Damaris Chase;"
t "That," she said, "Is my name."
j0ijj r T r
raagSed the antiphoaal OGreorian
chantL. That's the new and catchy
part to the 'Pretty Maiden' song, al
though it makes it almost imposuible
to remember and whistle. So you see
the sextette is really idealized mtna
strelsy mingled with Roman Catholic
Fell among Thieve.
A very -'. ual thing happened in
police herisquarters in Brooklyn the
other day. A detective there was over
tpowered and knocked down by over
40 thieves in full view of the force
present-the rogues' gallery fell down
I on him.
Needle Afected in Russia.
Over a large area of central Russia the
[ magnetic needle does not point north or
I south. It is at one part deflected to the
s west and at another part to th, east and
i at one place H points due east and west
aGetting Used to It.
i The last ship of the Russian fleet at
SPort Arthur has been blown up .gain.
e it must be getting as ued to .t as th
t 'avere hbng4.
VALUE OF EGGS AS FOOD.
Furnish a Good Substitute for Meat
and Are Unexcelled as a Break
Almost everybody eats eggs. There is
perhaps no article of diet that is more
commonly eaten in all countries than
eg'gs. Hens' eggs are used more than
any other kind, although some people
eat duck eggs, goose eggs. and the eggs
of the guinea fowl. Turkey eggs are
not so often eaten; they are generally
kept for hatching.
In England and Germany, says Med
ical Talk, the eggs of the plover are
highly prized, and in this country the
eggs of sea birds are esteemed a delicacy.
The eggs of gulls, terns and herons are
gathered along the shore of Texas. and
on the eastern shore of Virginia the
eggs of gulls are frequently eaten. On
the Faralon islands and the coast of
Califotnia the eggs of gulls are gathered
by the thousands. In the countries
where they are abundant turtle eggs are
much used. Fish eggs, under the name
of caviar, are eaten in large quantities.
Shad roe is another example of the use
of fish eggs. But, of course, the eggs
most largely used are those of the do
Eggs are said to be a perfect food, the
same as milk, that is containing all the
food elements necessary for the growth
and maintenance of the young chick,
just as milk does for the young mammal.
While it is true, of course, that the egg
does contain all the elements necessary
for the young chick. yet it would not
fellow that these elements are in the
right proportion for the sole nourish
ment of an adult person. That eggs are
a splendid food is not to be questioned,
but that eggs alore would furnish suf
ficient diet for a grown person is hardly
Eggs consist of protein and fat, water
and mineral matter. It is the protein or I
nitrogenous matter that builds up and
repairs the tissues of the body. while the I
fat supplies crergy. The white of an
egg is often s'tid to be pure albumen,
but it also contains phosphoric acid and
sodium chlorite or common salt. The 1
yolk contains the fatty part of the egg,
phosphorus, calium, maium, tagnesium. potas-*
slum and iron. .'ggs also contain sui- f
phur and this probably accounts for the I
dark stain left by eggs on silver, the 1
sulphur coming Ir contact with the sil
ver forms silver s ilphid.
Eggs are very easily digested. Raw
eggs are more quickly digested than
cooked eggs. Soft boiled eggs, roasted I
eggs, and poached eggs are more easily
digested than fried or hard boiled eggs. t
The stomach will digest a raw egg in
from one and a ' alf to two hours. Soft t
boiled and roasted eggs require from twc c
and a half to tl ree hours, while hard
boiled or fried eggs must be allowed 1
from three and a half to four hours for c
Eggs furnish a good substitute for
meat, and we Ielieve it would be far 1
better for the average person i e gg
the usual bacon or ham or sausage.
EARTH'S AGE AND RADIUM.
itudy of the Strange Substance Raises
New Questions on the
A study of radium and its properties e
has resulted in the raising of new a
questions as to the earth's age, says
Zion's Herald. It is believed by some
scientists that radium is matter, and
possibly even primeval matter under
going dissolution. Other elements,
such as iron. copper and gold, may
have experienced a similar dissolution
In the infinite past, or may now be un
dergoing it, yet so slowly that the phe
nomenon cannot be perceived.
In this process radium gives off an
amount of energy unparalleled else
where, thousands of times greater than
any chemical reaction, but there ap
pears to be almost no diminution in
the substance itself. Sir William Ram
say estimates that the energy existing
in a pound or two of radium would
probably continue to manifest itself
for a period of 50,000 years. There is
some reason for assuming that the
earth's internal heat may be due, in
part at least, to the presence in its in
terior of radio-active substances. Lord
Kelvin has estimated that the age of
the earth could not exceed 100,000,000
years, with the greater possibility In
favor of 20,000,000 years-this conclus
on the tide required
therA s than th
S may be extended Indefl
iltely. This would accord with the
opinion of many geologists, who think
that even the maximum of 100,000,000
years is too short a period to measure
the evolution of life on the globe.
A country doctor who was attending
a laird had instructed the butler of the
house in the art of taking aid record
ing his master's temperaturt with a
On repairing to the house one morn
ing he was met by the butler, to whom
"Well, John, I hope the laird's tem
perature is not any higher to-day."
The man looked puzzled for a mo
ment, and then replied: "Well, I was
just wonderin' that mysel'. Ye see, he
died at twal o'clock."--Smith's Weekly.
May-Look at the moon over your
right shoulder and make a wish.
George-Not much! I did that once,
and while I was wishing for money over
my right shoulder, sgmebody stole all
I had, out of my left pocket.-petroit
SHE FOUND SOME BARGAINS
Resident of Rural Burg Visits the
City and Returns Home with
Tales of Cenquest.
After being drafened for a week by
the roar otf city life. Mrs. Small re
turned to Otis Corners with a few fine
groceries, a bargain in dress goods, a
stair carpet and a contented miiid. "It
was a great opportunity to trade," she
said to a close friend and neighbor
the morning after her return, relates
Youth's Companion, "and I made the
best of it.
"The day I got there I took my dried
apples and canned huckleberries to the
best grocery in town, at least Cousin
Cyrus calls it so. and I see no reason
to doubt his word. 'Now,' I said to
one of the young men behind a coun
ter fixed up real pretty with fancy
crackers and all. 'I've come here to
do a little trading. I don't want.
money for what I've brought, and I
don't want to give you money for
what I'm going to buy.'
"'You'll have to see the manager.'
said he. 'Here he is now.'
"A real respectable-looking man
came along, and up to the counter.
'Now,' I said to him, 'I want you
should look at these dried apples,' and
I turned 'em out for him to see, a0l
even and sweet-smelling. 'They're
all off of one tree,' I said. 'The big
Porter, 'side of the hen house. I
picked 'em, sliced anm strung 'em my.
self. How much will you give for
'em, in store pay?'
"He looked 'em over, and I could
see he was real pleased with 'em, for
he was smiling all over his face. 'How
much d'ye want?' s' he, and I knew
he was sharp at a trade.
"'Two seventy-five,' s's I; 'not a
"Well, he agreed to that, and then
I showed him the huckleberries. I
told him I'd have to take his price
for them, for I'd never sold any. He
calculated they was worth three and
a quarter, and I took him up. Then
we went round, and I picked out my
goods. They came to a little ever six
dollars, what I wanted, so I'm going
to send him down some sugar punkins
about Thanksgiving time. He said he
knew folks that would pay enough for
them to balance the account.
"The next day I took my quilt-the
green basket pattern-and started for
what Cyrus' wife says was the best
dry goods store in town. I was be2in
ning to know the ways," Mrs. Small
said, complacently. "and I asked for
the manager right off, and told him
what I wanted. He said he'd speak t
to the proprietor, and pretty soon he
came up where I was standing, and
we made a bargain then and there. 1
He allowed me ten d.iiars for the
quilt; said he used to Ileep under one
just like it only Tu.key red when he
was a boy in New flampshire, and he
bought for his n use. He went
round with me, ked
"I'll show ye." Mrs. Small said. V
She returned with the dress pattern
under one arm and a roll of carpet 4
Under the other. "Yes." she said, "I
think I did pretty well. I never spent
a penny except for this carpet." As
She spoke she unrolled the bright, not
entirely new roll. "And I got this at
a bargain: at an auction."
"Second-hand?" inquired the neigh
"Yes and no," returned Mrs. Small.
"The auctioneer said it was bought on
the installment plan for a lodging
house, but had never had foot set on
it, for the woman that bought it failed
up before ever she began businsss.
"'Do you know that for a fact?'
I sang out, for the carpet just took my
"'I do,' s' he; 'there's no sham about,
it. It's a genuine tapestry carpet, an'
that woman I was telling you of
bought it off' old Tapestry himself.'
"'I'll give you four fifty,' said I,
and it was knocked down to me."
"That was awful cheap," said the
heighbor, her admiring eyes roving
over the outspread carpet.
"I thought afterwards," said Mrs.
.mall. "that perhaps I might have
got it a little mite cheaper of Mr.
Tapestry. I asked the auctioneer, but
he said he didn't think I could"
Old Warship. Renamed.
New names have been selected for
tour old warships which have outlived
York will be ,P e neU. . .
ships. The Drle, which waslsachored
at the Washington navy yard for many
.years and is row used by the naval
militia of Maryland at Baltimore, will
be renamed the Oriole. The old sloop
of war St. Louis, built in this city in
1828 and now used by the naval militia
of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, will
be named the Keystone State. The
cruiser Iroquois, which is to be trans.
ferred to the marine hospital service
will be renamed the Ionie.-Washington
A Hungarian blacksmith recently
sent, as a present to the emperor of Aus
tria, a horseshoe, a pair of pincers, a
file and a knife, all ingeniously nailed to
a goose's egg, without the egg being
broken. The emperor sent, in return,
his photograph, a gold medal and 20
Great Britain's Fleets.
The British channel fleet in future
will be known as the Atlantic fleet and
the Home fleet will become the Channel
fleet, with base at Portland. In conse
quence of England's friendly relations
with France and Italy the ?4edite.rra.
an fleet will be rednue4.
Of the United States Treasury Recommends
Another Prominent Physician Uses
and Endorses Pe-ru-na.
D R. LLEWELLYN JORDAN, Med!
cal Examiner of the U. S. Treasury
Department, graduate of Columbia
College, and who served three years at
West Point, has the fe!!owing to say of
,Allow me to express mygrati
tude to you for the benefit derived
from your wonderful remedy.
One short month has brought
forth a vast change and I now
consider myself a well man after
months of suffering. Fellow suf
ferers, Peruna will cure you."
A constantly increasing number of
physicians prescribe Peruna in their
practice. It has proven its iaerits so
thoroughly that even the doctors have
overcome their prejudice against so-call
ed patent medicines and recommend it
to their patients.
Peruna occupies a unique position in
medical science. It is the only internal
systemic catarrh remedy known to the
medical profession to-day. Catarrh. as
everyone will admit, is the cause of one
half the diseases which afflict mankind.
Catarrh and catarrhal diseases afflict
one-half of the people of United States.
Robert R. Roberts, M. D., Wash
ington, D. C., writes :
" Through my own experience
as well as that of mhany of my
friends and acquaintances who
have been cured or relieved of ca
tarrh by the use of Hartman's
Peruna, I can confidently recom
mend it to those sufferingfrom such
disorders, and have no hesitation in
prescribing It to my patients."
Robert R. Roberts.
Catarrh is a systemic disease curable
only by systemic treatment. A remedy
that cures catarrh must aim directly at
the depressed nerve centers. This is
what Peruna does.
Peruna immediately invigorates the
aerve-centers which give vitality to the
TEA-DRINKING BY CHILDREN
Said by Physicians to Be Prevalent
Among Those of Poor Who
Cannot Afford Milk.
It has been stated by physicians that
the practice of tea drinking among the
children of the poor is very prevalent,
says the Detroit News-Tribune. Even
little ones less than two years old are
given tea to drink three times a day.
The reason for this is that the parents
are not able to buy milk for the chi'.
dren, and, thinking that they must have
something to drink besides water, ig
who work among the poor are uL
aging this practice as far as possible and
advising water as a beverage, either cold
or hot with a little milk added, making
that drink known in many families as
"cambric tea." Women, too, who know
better than to give tea to babes, might
do much good by instructing those who
do not know better; not in an intrusive
way, but by perhaps saying: "My doc
tor says it is harmful to give children
tea, so ' have stopped it altogether."
And the ignorant women, with the doc
tor's opinion placed before them, will
more often than not listen and profit by
it. for they have much confidence in a
FISHERS WHO CAN'T SWIM.
Labrador M~,n's Lives Often Haz
arded Through Ignorance
of This Art.
Few fishermen can swim, says a writer
in Leslie's Monthly on Labrador. "You
see, we has enough o' the water without
goin' to bother wi' it when we are
ashore," a man said to me only the
other day. Yet this very man had fallen
overboard in the open sea no less than
four times and had only been saved on
one occasion by catching the line thrown
him in his teeth and holding on till he
was hauled aboard. His hands were too
numbed to be of any use. Still, this fact
does not deter them from facing the
water. In an open bay in Labrador lives
one solitary settler. In the spring of the
hastily fastened one end round his body
and, giving the other end to his daugh
ter to hold, he ran out to the hole
through which they had fallen. He
jumped into the water, actually went
down and fetched up the bodies, too late,
Salas, to restore life to them after that
They Almost Do.
"You'd make a big hit if you could
compose the words of a popular song."
"I guess that's right; all I have ever
heard or seen needed composing."
Father Time was observed getting his
"What is that for?" asked the friend.
"Why, people are going too rapidly
these days," explained Father Time,
"and I want to fix it so they can't take
me by the forelock."-Chicago Daily
Busy Man-Don't you see that sign,
Caller-Oh, yes, I see it; but I'm not
to h49 Tou&ýt pilpelUouZ J.-Jude.
Dr. Llewellyn Jordan,
Medical Examiner United States
mucous membranes. Then catarrh dis
appears. Then catarrh is permanently
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartmnan, giving a
full statement of your case, and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Dr. HIartman, President of
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus,
FURNISHING THE MATERIAL
An Exhibition of Native American
Freedom for a Possible Forth
The two men were seated at a table
in the farthest corner of the restaurant,
relates the Chicago Tribune.
"May I ask you for the score card?"
said the one with the bristling mous
tach, pointing to the bill of fare.
"You may, sir," replied the other, a
man with closely cropped hair, "but
that's all the good it will do you. I'ms
not a waiter."
that way. They'd just as lief be taken
for a waiter as not."
"And some men are born boors.
They couldn't be gentlemen if they
"Think you'd know a gentleman if
you happened to meet one?"
"I think I should. He'd look as dif
ferent from you as he possioly could."
"How do you know anything about
what a gentleman would look like?"
"I'm intimately acquainted with sev
eral and they don't any of them act
"That so? Say, who began this con
versation, you baboon-faced-"
"I did, you bullet-headed barbarian.
I asked you in a civil way if you'd be
kind enough to hand me the bill of
fare, and you insulted me. You haven't
the manners or decency of a walrus.
You're a hunk of mule meat in a shape
something like a man, with a-"
"You can't talk that way to me and
"Don't you do it! If you move your
hand one inch nearer your hip pocket
I'll fill you full of holes right here!"
But the other did not sthop.
He thrust his hand into his hip
pocket, pulled out a silk handkerchief,
wiped his eyeglasses, picked up a paper
and began to read it.
Then the man with the bristling
t mustach turned to the unmistakable
e Englishman who had been sitting at
s the next table and listening with hor
s rifled astonishment to the conversa
- for .theming book, don't
To Be Sure.
'i'd like to turn my wife's pug dog, my
daughter's cat, and my mother-in-law's
parrot all into one room and let 'em
kill each other!"
"Ah, I see! Pet scheme of yours, eh."
Change of Business.
First Colorado Citizen-Wat yer do.
in' for a livin' now, Bill? Saltin'
Second Colorado Citizen-No. 'Sault.
in' travelers.-N. Y. Weekly.
"Yes," said he, "my heel is vulner
able, but that isn't where you sit down
on the ice."
Tobogganing down his front steps,
he started to business.-N. Y. Sun.
Suggesting an Easy Remedy.
O'Rorke-'Tis queer, but whinever I
'eel in me pants for me knife 'tis always
in the other pocket. i
McToole-Thin why don't yez always
feel in the other pocket first, ye toolsib
I meul?-Pitttburg Post.