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DEAD MAN'S DRIVE.
B.X J. COLNE DACRE (Continued.) CHAPTER IIT. The snow had been drifting down steadily all night ami b> m ruing every branch and twig had a heavy coating. It was still failing in big, downy flakes as Sir Jasper Welland ami his nephew sat at breakfast. Tire murning room was snug, with its dark panelled walls ami antique furn iture upholstered in scarlet 1* at her, its ri< h velvet hangings a: : carefully-ap pointed table. “I'nclo,” t ried Wilfred, “you are not eating any breakfast. H “ -s une °f this smoked salmon. P's not half bad, 1 promise you. No? i t!..nk your ride 1 the snow lost night n ;=t hate upset you.” iSir Jasper pauseu a no m*ut onwc , making any reply, and when ho did it •was au • »usi\e one. Th* past twelve Jits grate, hands* me fa • lo* d wora and lined, a. d ti* e w a i* •''less ex jxrran* y in his matin* . t i* his usual calm dignity. What d * you >!o f* - i* y. buy? Have you at v »« ;** ial etc m t • ts “I lunch with the M r >ns. She— Mrs. Mom.: rum i > * ;l*re. I do v. isU you knew '.or. 11 e, he went on, eagerly s .zing ;he «. p, tunity of en ]....- ing *ipon hi- t ' ni:y; she is so beautfiti nd so It : .Everyone says r>. I 1.0 wish you v. odd break, your t rule of li-v* i* visiting.’* I! u jasp> r’s attention was fix*-*! up* n the Ion- rer* h of avenue visible t* —h th* '.u’lhnvt of he morning j m. a- ! Wilfred's eu gy fell upon deaf ears. "I may have to take a run up.to Jown to..:;;." ho said he; atingly. “unless l And it t > be unnecessary. 1 sincerely trust so." "It s a beastly day for traveling, i h.-r some flowers. Nu» thing would I serve her but orchids, if ye please, an I ttic sillv laddie got her what she waiu 1 ed. Nuo. sir. I wad fain hae shield tl i iiim. for 1 lodge wi' his mother, an she s decent. God-fearin’ woman; butt thoi gin if ye was tae gi' him a sail reprimand and warn him against this can steerie haverel. or otherwise as sun as death, she’ll lead the laddie to destruction?” . . T “Well. 1 shall look into this. I am goina up t > i wn nnw. and 1 am father fa, “for my .n,:.. «. « *• If™* return I shall investigate the matter 1 Thank ve. sir. Just gie him a good scold ng. He’s a tine laddie at heart, but Just a wee thing salt hue. pid.son, the culprit, who was m charge of the d< g-cart, met his mastei dly, and with a fearful unu< - pat; n of judgment. Sir Jasper merelj paused to say a few words to him >< l\,n. l;,king his seat words which ap j, r d. however, but to add to the lad s I nvmg iiunit,«<ui's, .. : Sii Jasper enter upon the first stage of 1, ■> iourmv, the white fluids and paths hr uuht vividly to Wilfred s recollec t, r. the Wint. r day many years before, win he. an orphan boy of fourteen, V.a, uismallv f. recasting a dreary hoh • -1 seliool^ro-mt. Th- unheralded appearance of this hitherto unknown relative and he I % a speedv transmission to the mx u, . ui of Weliaud Court, had seemed to th. astonished youngster like magical ' 'Hu' warm affection bestowed by the •iv boy upon the lonely man was Leariilv returned. Welland Court be came Wilfred's home during every or college vacation. When he had tak* n his degree at Ox ford a minor one. for Wilfred was -t;--——:-1 H0Y!\0 Q'TFTIY OWR "’IF Till' K ■'AltrET, WII l'!Iin P»t*sPT> AVI' TOOKKD HOWS I'PON TIIK WuHU WHOM H» AiX'lir L> WITH AU. T**» 'TUN . fll OV HIS BOYISH X ATI KK. j\. >ff« :U.!.-weather %pick.- up?” • No, Wilfred; if it has to be done, it must be done at once.' “Then, if you are determined to go, I will put off my engagement aud ac company you. I don t like your going alone, somehow.” “No. no. mv dear boy. Tais business, if it has to be done, must bo done by myself alone. My one > - sire concern ing it is that > m may n ver know its import, liut” with the accent of sud den relief, as a mounted groom came into view, riding up avenue i think It will prove unnecessary.' A minute later I’arl m n > ntei• >1, cm - ryiug a missive on a s.il\ei. Sit J.is p. r eagerly stretched out his hand to wards it. .... , . , “The note is for Mr. \\ ilfred. sir. Sir Ja-per '.mk ack in his cliait as though he ha , ..... *.| g from L <iy M • ■i|ii, stud »' fred, who, not noticing his uncle's ac tion’ had taken the letter anti was en gn ssed in in conr nts. “Torrens has g.,; in’U. - • ' Kcribble h r a the matt wans.** . . L*>ft alone, Sir Ja;p r strode to ih“ window, and. watch in hand, waited ‘Ttor°'lenoT.o, k.- bo had told Mr. Mongortou. She Ha«l still a chance ot quietly effacing herself. If she dhl nm 'take it he must act, and force her to S°it was now five minutes to the hour. Far away between the line of snow fa,leu trees a male figure appeared walking smartly. Sir Jasper drew a quick breath, and waited, watching. 1 he falling 900w o!-cured his view, but a, the man m .red the Court Sir Jasper Lw that it w.,s merely one of his gard eners returning front lm.• Ten o'clock struck. ••well uncle"-Wilfred had returned —“must you f H Tbr'muK b'oof-brau of the mp sender's retreating hors, sound. 1 ,,,.loic in Si; Jasper s cm* he t - I forced to go. 1 shall h ave by the clcv €I,.teu. and Dobson m- it bimg the dog-cart to the hue u “Should th- snow ke p . u would >o.i nnr like the brougham • No; lalways reel s im*. rid* a closed carrlt.ee. In all weath ers 1 prefer the open an. • Ml right There fe not much ttaa to spare. Ml .«'» A"a h,urv tluMn up said Wilfred, leaving the room. Unciuis m is » ’'V. -»ntl,w "** a word with you. sir. said the butler apologetically* , "Show him in. Parkinson; I can on.y spar* him a moment. M; ,.,ti sian enter, d tl • room instant ly. his weather-beat, n features working with auitation. i to k the leebertv o’ intrudin . sn Lie in; ’ in you that l h.. discovered the penetmtor o’ the outrage, sir. Aue o' the under-gardeners wha has jits* come hack frae his breakfast, saw a k»>.' e wearin’ a hantle o' thae ideutical or. hid hi. nis at a bit datte • in iWsvtin ton il.te later than last ulcht. It was a g .tik> haverel. daughter t 1 lhtu\it Fin mite OW r v in -Ashbury xdl.tgc. "But how did tin v ;„et there "Mint's the bit awm\conifi' til. an' a e. ir p. ty :• is tl t i J» 't’d V he an© t gae ye th infortt V t- '1 sv ". .- r. I i-lo. k n < t I’ve noth ed her." interrupted Sir Jasper. On, aye. w selike enough, maybe. But tae come tae the rioiut o’ ma story. Ye ken young Dobson, the groom? V. el ) , > i :.-t -a". , i V dement© 1 ; 1 ut ' * set her m.T—u o.i'V\ Xian last nieht. i r stronger physically than mentally—the twain had indulged in a cruise round the world, afterwards settling down at Welland Court. As he drove, the young man wonder < I. not for the first time, why his uncle, who was handsome, rich and scholarly, should have, without any apparent rea ia. (-undemned himself to the life of a recluse. During the earlier years of residence on his estate he had been much sought after by county society, but bail, without making any distinc tions, declined all invitations. On he (oming of age of his nephew* and li-ir. a year before. Sir Jasper had relaxed his rule and given a ball. But, his accustomed refusal being tendered t. ad the invitations subsequently flow ing it his neighbors perceived that it was ( lily for Wilfred he courted their companionship. Wilfred’s temperament was too san guine to pem.it him to worry long over anything. Beside- the p -stponenu nt of Lady Merton’s luncheon party left hint fre to spend the afternoon as he «hocsc. and he elected to spend it with Mrs. Mongorton. She was sitting in a low chair by the lire, with a book on her lap. when he (no red. and sic did not hear him an nounced. Her frock of soft white silk was made .11 a simple fashion that suit . ; . r girlish figure: a high pearl comb held up her dark hair, and clusters of r faOrit * violets were tucked into her belt and nestled among the delicate ihif! n ruflies at her throat. Mali ;• qin By o\ • r the thick carpet, \\ • d pa .s d mil 1'ok 1 down u[x>n the w , a w a in he odor* d with ill the :r. :i.;th ■ f h - iird.nt boyish nature. It ; (■•• i. i i a.-i" t. tin abandon of her I.. .i . Mam pallor and ing. of wistful i ia - » h« r . xpn don, 1 nt him courage. "Violet.” hr whispered. •(•' . 1 arting up. Then, with I H . • VC f tot I , "You'" To a lov. r hoverh g on the brink of a do. lat a lion a. word oftimes affords sufli ca t imp* tus :■> propel him over. That "\ tn:" ii- • r. d w h t. ltd. r i mphasls was »• i-h. t moment tuor-. and h was kneel • s* y her -id.. pi uring out all hi? heart— g dt-.i-'ir.:. i sentences, it is true, t • iv l..!. r.t with all the i harm of boyish < • ;hasitstn. l\. I is delight. Mr- Mongorton did not tvi>u - him. Slu did not return his e in s'. dr< imtly li toning while h. p >:r- i forth his -out In worship of her. Aft. r a time he b- gun to sneak of his v , ' : ! of ht* eottvi. Mon that h< would >v her and gladly receiver her into his •\v, r,. v.e a; home to-day. I would go l,v er rid f. •eh him to so-- you.' I shall i v. r r. -t until h- has se. n my flower ’ v my white angel." -aid th* perfervid w. with a yout.g lover's prodigality of simile. M Mongorton's lips trembled a little isk-sl: - Where Is he? I thought he never w-nt from home.” • N -ith.-r ht do- s. But this morning he rushed off to London about some import I :-!'.--. What it was he didn't tc'.l itn- it »e rned t-> " >rrv him awfully. 11 '< ir.r g home by the last train to night." • h to odswirton about eleven O'e'.Ot k do* -n't it'.’" ■ v- quart- r past. Hr won't reach the f.eir: till ist iriy w lv . Now. sweetheart, let us talk of you." \Yh-n t-.i cam. In and th< room was lit up Wilfred w.i- horrdi.d to s« that, de sp-'o h.-r n. w f.iu-.d joy. Mrs. Mongorton locked ill. She < m 1 f-i ri-h, was al iy chided and fevered. She ir.siit • d that In r ailments exist* ; only in his Imagination: but. urging her to get to led • ca l early next morning and bring his traduced to his future wife. • You ani ht will agree capitally. You are both so gentle and true-hearted, and you are both so devoted to me. • -V' ilfred!” exclaimed Mrs. Mongorton. with a sudden burst of the passion she had been re. training throughout the Intel - view, "nothing and no one shall be al lowed to come between us." "Nothing—no. dearest, never"’ Yet as he kissed her farewell he felt that she was trembling. **<2o to rost, then, lovfc. Remember till your promises.” Ten minutes later Mrs. Mongorton sum moned her maid. ”1 feel ill. Fanchette, and must retire at once.” "Will madame not consult the physi cian?” n.-ked the woman anxiously, for Mrs. Mongortons servants were devoted to her. "No; I only require a rest. I shall have quite recovered to-morrow. Bring me some strong soup and champagne at ten. and put some brandy in my room.” "1 would with gladness sit up with mad ame.” • No; there is no necessity. It is only a slight chill. To-morrow I will be well again.” CHAPTER IV. The air was dark and still when Psr Jastxr Welland alighted at the wayside ■ night. T! ■ snow h id --‘ tailing, and a few stars twinkled in the sky. Th< ro was no other passenger for Od s win ton by the late train; and when the sit < py porter had escorted Sir Jasper to his carriage, which, with the disgraced Dobson irt charge, awaited him, lie turn ed out the lights, locked up the station ior the night, and returned drowsily to his adjacent cottage. Sir Jasp- r. as as his custom when disinclined to handle the reins, sat alone on the hack sear, sitting sidewise in the riglu-h i rul coni' . with a great bearskin , rug rapped closely round him. Out In the road the darkness seemed to become denser, like a vast pail entolding them. The carriage lamps flashed bright ly upon the road, and revealed the track of footprints and trace of wheels. Pass ing through the sleeping village of Ash bury. a solitary light shone a moment through the. window, and as Sir Jasper idly watched it was » xtinguished. a - r hey proceeded further along the lone ly* miles' lying between Odswlnton station ai d Welland Court, signs of traffic be . .me fewer and fewer, until the unblem jvitrd whiteness shewed no record of hu- j man life. Something of this Impressed Sir Jasper . s sat snugly tucked in his rugs. Dob son and he might have been the pioneers of a new civilization, sojourners in a land of silent night, where no man had ever trod before. So might the primeval world i lVe lex ked t re humanity appeared to sul ly its purity. lb thought of Wilfred, his boy. his other ;f, to avert trouble from whose glad spirit would lie cheerfully have been reft his own. Inwardly he rejoiced In his action r- -pecting Mrs. Mongorton, con gratuhring himself that soon he would j.ilV. the proofs necessary to release his n,.,,hi w from her thraldom. Then he dr imily begun to picture a long tour Wil fr-d and he might enjoy together. They wouId visit Japan, the land of flowers; and Africa, sec the tropical forests, get or chid- what was it Maquistan had said about thi stohn orchids as he was start ing Oh. yes; Dobson had taken them; he ii:td b , n too busy to think of that subject all dry; but to-morrow—to-morrow— Tbe ocomilincr thf* lonET found sloop. Slowly the dog cart proceeuea. j ne mu v.ns a high one. but the slope was very gradual and took some time to ascend. Midnight chimed faintly from a far-dis tant church tower. Something of the weird influence of the stlllne-s seemed to impress even the un imaginative groom, who shivered a little and urged on his horse. A few moments more and the dog rnrt had passed the lodge gates of Welland Court, and the avenue was quickly tra versed. Most of the windows were closely cur tained. and on the snowy path the vehi cle's approach hail given little warning. Drawing up in front of the hall door. Dobson jumped out. glad to stretch his cramped limbs, and stood holding tho h as. s head, expecting his master to alight: hut Sir Jasper made no sign. Aft.-r waiting a little Dobson coughed tied the hai ss suggestively, p-i ! his master 'sat motionless. Dobson vaguely In the light from the old fashioned lantern suspended „v, r the portico, sunk In an odd position, the lead resting heavily on the right shoulder. , . Finally, deciding that Fir Jasper must be asleep. Dobson stepped to the rear of the low dog cart and spoke. • \y.. ar, at 'ome. Sir Jasper.” The silent form returned no answer. .•This is Welland Court. Fir Jasper. \y. v. got ’ome. sir.” Still no reply. Wondering and Impatient. Dobson put out his hand and touched the fur rug. \n instant later he had rushed to the door and was battering upon it, calling frantically for aid. Wilfred, a smoking jacket over his eve nine dress, hurried to the door, followed o'lo-ely bv Parkinson, evidently aroused from a nap. The brilliant light of the hall revealed the terrified face of the groom, who clutched them wildly, gasping out: "if.dp' help! l’or God’s sake keep him away from me! Hide me! Oh help!” Shaking the frenzied man into a corner. Wi'fr. d dashed out. The tall trees loomed * impatiently ' bridle- On the hack f •• e dog irt Sir Jasper sat quietly ureot doiis of the commotion. “Fncle' uncle!" he cried, a foreboding of something inexplic vbl, gripping his h. art There was no answer. Snatching o-o of the carriage lamps from Its brack bo held it so that its ray fell upon tho Illumined and pale face. It was a ' NV" > ~ ' there’ se' renedv oblivious of tho great gaping gash in the side of his xu ek. and tho blood -- - - which, at first flowing freely, had drench ed his rug, and now hung in a great da.k clot from the wound. (To be Continued.) UNIVERSAL COMPLAINT. The Old Man Had Had It. and the Old Lady Blushed When He Said So. They were the centre of attraction for a whole street ear full of people, but they didn't know it. They sat on the front seat of a Lindell ear—a pair of country lovers. He was sitting in the most uncomfortable position possible, trying to face squarely to the front— just as though nothing was wrong—and at the same time keep his arm on the hack of the seat, so that she might lean against it. His arm was bent back so far at the shoulder that it looked to be dislocated, and it surely did seem out of place. The girl in the case, was a pretty, confiding country girl of about IS. She carried her handkerchief in a little ball, clutched in her hand. Her dress was a fluffy creation with a wil derness of ruffle trimmings. Her hands were rather large, and red, evidencing the soap and water of a reetn washday. The lover had on an upper case coat, a lower case vest, and a pair of wrong font trousers, but they were “good stuff" and would “wear well,” and that was what his pa bought them for. The lovers didn’t say a word. Every body in the car was waiting for them to talk, but not so. lie held her hand, she looked into his eves; blushed and grinned and she muttered. That made a whole volume of talk for them, and nobody could understand it fully but them. The conductor called for the fares, and the swain worked the com bination on a buckskin purse and got out a dollar. While he waited for change he grinned at her, and after he l got it, he grinned again. She tittered each time. “Union station!” yelled the conductor. The swain unwound the arm from its clasp on exquisite bliss, but bold onto the girl’s hand. He led her out of the car with pride showing in every feat ure and everyawkward movement. “Gumsuekers from Podunk,” remark ed a smart young chap. “That’s all right,’’ remarked a pros perous looking old man. turning around in his scat. “I was down myself with the same complaint that boy has once, and T ain’t over it yet.” Then the matronly old lady In specta cles beside him blushed as she looked up at him. NO FRONT LAWN IN TITS. Tt was not yet 0 o’clock whe na man of determined mien walked into the* of fice of the real estate dealer, says the Washington Star. . “T suppose you undertake to find al most any kind of property a man hap pens to think he wants?” he said to the clerk. “Certainly.” “Well. I'm here to leave an order for a good, substantial, modern dwelling that hasn’t any front yard.” “A little lawn is generaiy considered | desirable.” “T watn this house to stand tip so close to the sidewalk that there won’t be an opening for a single blade of crass to wriggle through. Don’t make any mistake about that. \n<l what’s more. I want it in a neighborhood so high-toned and haughty that folks ain't able to recognize one another unless they have their evening clothes on. Tf you’ll find me such a place I'll trade in my residence and give you anything more than what’s reasonable to boot.” “What is your object in making the change?” “I want to cut the grass. “Can’t you do that where you are?" “I suppose some neople could, but T haven’t the nerve. T am a person of re tiring tastes. T am fond of nature and It gives me an immense amount of en jovment to scratch up the dirt a little bit in early spring, sow some grass seed and then prance up and down behind a lawn mower two or three mornings a week to keep ir in shape. That’s my idea of enjoyment.” , “It is certainly harmless and eeoonm ioal.” “Of course it is. And nl T ask is to he let alone. Put there's no use nf hoping for that. T tried it this morning. T was neatlv puncturing the soil here and there with a rake, when along came a neighbor. ‘Ah.’ said he. in a patron izing tone, ‘engaged in bucolic exercis es. T see.’ Of course T couldn't, deny it and after giving me a chapter or two of advice he passed on. ’1 he man who lives a few doors farther up soon struck th( trail He paust d ind cheer! hailed me with: ‘Well! well! tasting the delights of pastoral employment, are vou? Giving yourself over to the responsibilities of herbaceous propoga tion. eh?” . . , ,, “What did you do?” Inquired the clerk. “T submitted in silence, several more came along and each had something to sav Presently the doctor, who lues : on the next block, joined the procession. •Aha!’ said ho. ‘I sc- you are trying to invest the urban scene with the charm of mild rusticity and sylvan ?oolu “Whnt did vou do then0'’ asked the clerk who had grown sympathetic “I owend up. T tohl him it lindn t seemed as bad as that when l started hut guessed he was right, and 1 qni . T changed mv clothes and came down here If vou can find the kind of a fl eam;- T described, got me one wh e the population Is uncultivated and sti< . toVrntio 0f two syllables to the word will vou? T may seem queer, hut T ain t anv more so than tlm others There ean'M>e anything querrer than tho way voru fellnwman will let a sjianee, m along and climb into your house by the Sm window to got the silverware or kidnap voru children and then assem hie itself as an alert and critical a . once the minute you start in to attend to your own affair? " — THOSE COLORED SHIRTS. » >. 1/ i! 'S' Wife—Silas, what be ye er ’doin’ to yor shirt? ' Silas—Paintin' some red stripes on it. When I was down ter YorK tenn er day. I si n every one was er warin’ of ’em, an’ I haint er goin to be behind th' cfvlos Soo’ l Co-Educational Institutions Have Be gun to Admit Women Students to Play —Miss Hewitt, of U. U., the Pioneer—She Petitioned the Athletic Associa tion of The University of Utah to Admit Her Team—Girls May Play on the Columbia and Harvard Grounds. Salt Lake City. May 14.—The Vas sar-Utah basket ball game will take place Decoration Day, May 30. The teams are as follows: Utah: Lucile Hewitt, captain and left guard; Nellie Ross, right guard; Clara Ellerbeck, centre; Lenore Sam son. right forward; Grace Nelson, left forward. The substitutes are Angie Holbrook, Bessie Boyce and Mabel Harker. “Owing to a broken nose sustained bv the captain of the Vassar team and a succession of broken lingers suffered by the substitutes, the names of the play ers cannot be accurately stated at pres ent.” You need not be at all astonished to read a notice like this in your favorite newspaper any day soon, for there has recently been a great stride forward in the woman’s athletic world, and one that offers untold possibilities. the utmost appearance of roughness, this arising from the scramble to snaten the ball, though there is really Aery little personal contact, and the extra ordinary agility and skill of the teams alone gives the impression of ‘‘tnek ling.” While the player is getting ready to toss the ball, the opposing team stand opposite, jumping up and down like marionettes, ready to leap into the air and hit the ball the minute it is thrown. Uasket ball, as played at Vassar, and substantially everywhere else, consists of a court 50x70 feet. At each end, at a height of ten feet, there Is a basket suspended from a hoop two feet in di ameter. The opposing teams—in some i colleges there are eleven to a team— linp up beneath the baskets, facing each i other at opposite ends of the court. In the middle stands the referee. The game begins when she tosses up the ball in the air between the opposing teams. Each side makes a run to get it. 1 The object of the game is to throw the ball into the basket. Each time it is lodged there counts one for (he team who succeeds in throwing it suc cessfully. It is not an easy thing to do—to throw a ball into a net ten feet high, with five pairs of hands trying to prevent you from doing it. The best playing comes in when the ball first leaves the j player’s hands. As it passes into the | air "a hand suddenly stops it. or hitting it with the finger tips turns if aside. | diA’erting it from its course. The ball must be struck with the open hand, a clenched hand denoting a foul. With well-matched teams a long game is certain, for basket ball reqiures more skill and finesse than any other field sport. There Is in the game nothing to of fend. There is no high kicking, no rolling over, no pummelling ou the BEAR AND FORBEAR. Unpleasant Results Attend the | • ^ I tempt at Domestic Consider, :, As Bloomly sat at the breakf • • toying with his coffee >ju ! Scottish Nights, he slowly his thoughts. “We have only been ni.tr : months. Birdie, yet I noth. : tendency on our part to indu ! disputes. I fear, too, that w. always as thoughtful for ■ . we might be. I'm in favor over a new leaf. What do y tie wife?” "That you’re right, as you You know that mother us* : : should be two bears in . | bear and forbear.” "And here there was 1 and I monopolizing the 1 But now we will be more < speech and act.” “And 1 will follow your i pie. I'm sure we can ahva even if we are not rich. N you'll excuse me I’ll run n: firewood from the shed “No, no, pet; I'll att -nd t now. It's part of the r t ment. you know. Sit right are. I can attend to \ «ur twinkling. Those little liar ; meant for rough work." "But you have cares . ! I’ll get the wood and h ! fire.” “I must insist, Birdie i place to perform these : hold duties. Hereafter \ it all to me.” “I can’t consent, dev not feel as though I we: In making our way." “You must not f promisp to oney as “Don't he masteit I r\PT T UCILE IIFWITT OF THE U XIVERSITY OF UTAH. WHO HAS SUCCEEDED IN OPENING Tl” lececamtos 'to women! all colleges will now aluhv gi rl athletes on the < ami Hitherto the co-educational colleges— and there are 250 of them in this coun try—have barred the girl students from the college campus. * he Columbia College students do not allow the Bar nard College annex to play on the Columbia campus. Harvard does not invite its girl students to romp on the boys’ foot ball practice grounds. Vale would scorn a woman (in its big kicking acres; and even the least conservative of the broad-minded Western coleges draw the line at bloomers on the college grounds. The bloomer girls have a secluded spot for kicking and running and jumping, but even its location is as carefullv guarded as the mine of Gol gotha. In most mixed universities the girls practice ia a gymnasium. Things were going on this way when basket ball struck the University of Utah. In six months this game has revolutionized atheletics. Basket ball is unfortunate only in name. If it were called by a more vigorous title it would win Us way quicker to general approval in athletic circles. It requires all the skill and muscle needed in foot ball, and in many re.-poets a greater athletic prowess. The jumps are higher, the running faster and the body movements quicker. There is io?s wrestling, as the players are not allowed to touch one another, but where the wrestling is debarred the general ship comes in. The boys’ colleges have mscoveren this and are taking up the game vig orously; and the girls come in with them. Football is a fine game and an old one. In 1*77 a collegiate football asso ciation was formed, and for loO years previous to that football was played. But it is not suitable for women. The question is rapidly aris.ng if it is suit aide for men either, for. with a record of from two to ten highly educated vic tims every vear. football is becoming as much a terror as a sport. ^ ou read paragraphs likening the game in Inu tality to a prize fight. Basket ball, on the contrary, is only five years old. Rules were made for it three years ago. but the game is yet so young that these rules have to be amended yearly to meet requirements. In the Fmith Colege games, for in stance, the players cannot snatch the ball from one another. But in the University of Chicago games there is | ground. It is exorcise, simple and pure, I vigorous and real. The young woman who has succeeded ! in opening the campus to girls’ athletic exercises has done more. She took her i associates into the athletic association ! of the college, and did it so successfully ; that a woman was nominated for presi ' dent of the athletic association. She made a good run, though she was de 1 feated. The games played by the girls in the top of the gymnasium were so i skilful that the question of an open j field came up of its own accord. | Although the campus has not been J offered to women in the co-edurational I colleges, there have been several cxcel ! lent games played in public, one of the j most noteworthy rf these being the | game between the University of Michi 1 gan and the University of Chicago. This game was public in the sense that the : ! friends of all iparties were freely ad mitted regardless of sox. It is not feared that the college cam [ pus will unfit women for the “sphere” which is still admitted to b'' theirs. 1 They have stood tho other tests well, I the bicycle and the gymnasium, and it is to ho'hoped that Miss Howett and her athletic girl associates will not find the campus games too much for them. “We did it." said Miss Hewett, "by sim ply buttonholing the Executive Com mittee of the Association and then pe- i tifioning the President of the Universi- j ty." FRANK HARRIS, j -n HE WAS FLOORED. “Ah!" exclaimed Mr. De Voree, rub : bing his hands and sitting down at the i table, “cherry tarts for supper. They look very nice.” trying one. “and they ■ taste very good, too; but." sighing, “not | nearly so good as the firsr Mrs. De \ orce j could make.” “Oh. yes they are. dear; fully as good. T assure you,” said little Mrs. De \ orce No. 2, with a smile. “No. slree; not by a long shot. T think I should he the best judge of that, considering she was my wife at one time." returned Mr. De Voree. “Oh. well. I think I should know something about it. too. considering ! she is my best friend and sent these < over to me this afternoon as a present” said Mrs. De Voree, triumphantly, and perhaps a trifle maliciously.—New York World. ' made a mental reservation of the ceremony and did ir my freedom." “You didn’t, hey? W 11 think that I am the head hold. Just hear in mind, the firewood and the rani especial care hereafter.” “I’ll do nothing of the ki domestic member of this run my end of the buslm go for the kindling.” “No. you'll not." “We’ll see!” and she fii ket as she ran. “Go on!" he shouted own stubborn. stiff-ne< I • my loving overtures! I reputation for ;urgra\ ness! Make a fool of v me to desperation! Y confounded show, but 1 when I feel inclined, ami either!" As he hanged the door 1 maddening sound of rir ; HE B' A Washington lawyer' li without agreeable fra tup possibly the first syllabi* <>f is not always spelled f-e-e. 1 Recently one had as a quiet, unobtrusive youm t who owned and condm garden somewhere bevn Its. It seems that the > i' some trouble with his ! meddlesome old man ■■■ imposed on the hushaii' ters, and after it was ov consult the attorney, w; known for a long time. “Um-um." said the at*, fully, after hearing l> "your father-in-law < treating your wife h ‘‘Yes, sir,” was the on • "What did you do?” “To her?” "No; to him.” "I denied the chare finish and «o did sh*- n t "What did he do then "Called me a liar. "What did you do?" ( ., “Hit him one—just oi “What did he d i the: i "Nothing, sir. The I