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By MARCUS CHAPTER VI. 'Continued.) He spoke truly. Through tlie roar was heart! the rattle of" iroa on iron, as the guard "stood to their arms," and the wedge cjay cloth broke, ia sud den terror of the leveled muskets. There was an instant's pause, ard then old Tine waNc..'. unmolested, down the pris on, knelt by the bodv of Rufus Dawes. "Stand back, my lads!" he said. "Take him up. two of you, and carry him to the door. The poor fellow won't hurt you." His orders were obeyed, and the old man, waiting until his patient had been safely received outside, raised his hand to command attention. "I see yon know what I have to telL The fever Las broken out. That man has got it It is absard to suppose that no one else will be seized. I might catch it myself. Yon ere much crowded down here, I know: but. my lads, I can't help that; I "didn't make the ship, you know. It is a terrible thing, but you must keep orderly and quiet, and bear It like men. You-know what the discipline is, and it is not ia my power to alter It. I shall do my best for yonr comfort, and I look to yon to help me." Holding his gray head very erect in deed, the brave old fellow passed, straight down the line, without looking to the right or left ' He had said just enough, and he reach ed the door amidst a chorus of "Bravo I" "True for you. doctherr and so on. But when he got fairly outside, he breathed more freely. He had performed a tick list task, and he knew it 44 'Ark at 'em," growled the Mooch er from his corner, "a-cheerin p.t the noosT "Wait a bit," said the acuter intelli gence of Jemmy Vetch. "Give him time. There'll be three or four more down afore night, and then we'll see." CHAPTER VII. It was late In the afternoon when Sarah Purfoy awoke from her uneasy slumber. She had been- dreaming of the .1 l .... urn s.ie was aoout to do, and was flush ed and feverish, but, mindful of the consequences which hnng npoo the ue ees or failure of the enterprise, she rallied herself and ascended, with as calm an air as she could assume, to the deck. The Malabar seemed to be enveloped in an electric cloud, whose sullen gloom a chance spark might flash into a blaze that Should POninmA hor Tlia n-nm a r. who held her in her hands the two end" of the chain that woald produce this ,spark looked down into the' barricade. Three men. .leaning carelessly against the bulwarks, watched her every motion. "There she I. right enough," growled Mr. Gabbett, as if In continuation of a previous remark. "Flash as ever, and looking this way, too. There, look at that," he added, as the figure of Maurice Frere appeared side by .side fith that of the waiting maid, and the two timed away up the deck toyether. Maurice Frere had come behiid her and touched her on the shoulder. ', Since their conversation the previous evening. he had made up his mind to be fooled no longer. The girl was evidently play ing with him. and he would show her that he was not to be trifled with. "Well. Sarah." "Well. Mr. Frere," dropping her hand and turning round with a smile. "now well you are looking to-dny I Positively lovely. I say, though, what is the use of playing fast and loose, with a fellow this way 7 She cast her eye? down to the leck and a modest flash rose , on her cheeks. "I have so much to do," she said in .i half whisper. "There are so many evw upon me, I cannot stir without being seen." She rawed her head as she spoke, anrf to give effect to her words. looked round the deck. Her glance crossed, that of the young soldier on the forecastle, rnd. though the distance was too great lor her. to distinguish his features, she guessed who he was Miles was jealous. Frere, smiling with delight at her change of manner, came close to her, and whis pered In her ear. She affected to start. and took the opportunity of exchanging a signal with the Crow. "I will walk with you at 8 o'clock' said she. "They relieve guard at 8," he sr.id. deprecatingly. ' She tossed her head. "Very well. tln. attend to your guard: I don't care." "But, Sarah, consider " "As If a women in love ever consid ers! said she. turning upon him a burn ing glance, which in truth might, have melted a more icy ma than he. She loved him, then! What a fool he wouli be to refuse. The guard could relieve" itself for once without his supervision. "Very well: at S, then.", "Hushr said she. "Here comes that stupid captMn." And as Frere left her she tnrntvl, and. with her eyes fixed on the conti:t bar ricade, dropped the handkerchief sie held in her hand over the railing. Ii fell at the' feet of the captain, and with a quick upward glance that worthy fellow picked it up and brought it to her. "Oh. thank yoa. Captain Blunt," said she. and h'jr ejs spoke more than her tongue. "DiJ yon take the laudanum?" whis pered Blunt, with a twinkle in his eye. "Some o it," said she. "I will bring yon back the bottle." , IUurvt walked aft, humming cheerily, and sainted Frere with a slap on the back. Th two men laughed, each at his own thoughts, but their langhter only made the surrounding gloom seem deep er than before. , Sarah Purfoy. casting her eyes toward the barricade, observed a change in the position f tha three men. The Crow, having tak?n ol iis prison cap. held it at arm's length with one hand, while he wiped h's brow with the other. Her signal had been observed. During all this. Rufus Dawes, removed to the hos pital, was lying flat on his back, staring at the deck above him. trying to think of something he wanted to say. The place where he lay was but dim ly lighted. He could but Just see the deck above his headwind distinguish the outlines of three other berths, ap parency similar to his own. He could heär gasps and moans and mutterings the sign! that his companions yet lived. All at once a voice called out: "Of course his bills are worth four hundred pounds; but, my good sir, four hundred pounds to a nan In n?y position is not -worth the getting. Why, I've given ''our hundred pounds for a smile of my girl 'Sarah! She's a good girl, as girls go. Mrs. Lionel Crofton, of the Crofts, Sev enoaks, Kent Sevenoaks, Kent Seven A gleam of light broke in on the dark ness which wrapped Rufus Dawes' tor tured brain. The man -fas John Rex, his berth-mate. With an effort he spoke. "Rexr "Yes, yes, I'm coming; don't be in a hurry. The sentry's safe, and the how itzer is but five paces from the door. A rush upon deck, lads, ami she's ours! That Is, mine. Mine and my wife's, Mrs. Lionel Crofton, of Seven Crofts, no, Oaks Sarah Purfoy, lady's maid and nurse ha! ha! lady's maid and nurse!" This last sentence contained the name clue to the labyrinth in which Rufua Dawes bewildered Intellects were wan dering. "Sarah Purfoy T He remem bered now each detail of the conversa tion he had so strangely overheard, and liow imperative it was that he should, -ithout delay, rereal the plot tiat 'i rea'toxed tht shla. How that plot was His Natural Life W'LARKE to be carried out, he did not pause to consider; he was conscious that he was hanging over the brink of delirium, and that, unless he made himself understood before his senses utterly deserted him, all was lost. He attempted to rise, but found that his fever-thralled limbs refused to obey the impulse of his will. He made an ef fort to speak, but his tongue clove to the roof of his mouth, and his jaws stuck together. He could not raise a finger nor utter a sound. He closed his eyes with a terrible sigh of despair, 'and re signed himself to his fate. At that in stant the door opened. It was f o'cK-vk. and Tine had come to have a last look at his patients before dinner. It seemed that there was somebody with him. for a kind, though somewhat pompous voice remarked upon the scantiness of accom modation. ' "Here they are," said Tine; "six of 'em. This fellow" going to the side of Bex "is the worst. If he had not a constitution like a horse, I don't think he could live out the night." . "Three, eighteen, seven, four," mut tered Rex; "dot and carry one. Is that an" occupation for a gentleman? No; sir. Good night, my lord, good night. Hark! the clock is striking 9; five, six. seven, eight! Well you've had your day, and can't complain." "A dangerous fellow," says Pine, with the light upraised. "A very dangerous fellow. This is the place, you see a regular rat hole; but what can one do?" "Come, let us get on deck," said Vick ers. with a shudder of disgust. Rufus Dawes felt the sweat break out into beads on his forehead. They sus pected nothing. They were going away. He must warn them. With a violent ef fort, la his agony he turned over ia the bunk, and thrust out his hand from the blankets. "Halloo! what's this?" cried Pine, bringing the lantern to bear upon it. "Lie down, my man. Eh? water, is it? There, steady with it now;" and he lift ed a pannikin to the blackened, froth fringed lips. The cool draught moist ened his parched gullet, and the convict made a last effort to speak. "Sarah Purfoy to-night the prison Mutiny!" v The last word, almost shrieked out in the sufferer's desperate efforts to ar ticulate, recalled the wandering senses of John Rex. "Hush!" he cried. "Is that you. Jem my? Sarah's right. Wait till she gives the word." "He's raving." said Vickers. 1 Pine caught the convict by the shoul der. "What do you say. my man? A mutiny of the prisoners?" With his month agape and his hands clinched, Rufus Dawes, incapable of further speech, made a last effort to nod assent, but his head fell upon his breast; the next moment, the flickering light, the gloomy prison, the eager face of the doctor, and the astonished face of Vick ers. vanished from before his straining eyes. CHAPTER VIII. The two discoverers of this awkward secret held a council of war. Vickers was for ft once calling the guard, and announcing to the prisoners that the plot whatever It might be had been discovered; but Pine, accustomed to con vict ships, overruled this decision. ' - "You don't know these fellows as well ns I do," said he. "In the first place tlier may be no mutiny at all. The whole thing is, perhaps, some absurdity of that fellow Dawes and should we once put the notion of attacking us into the prisoners' heads, there is no telling what they might do." "But the man seemed certain," said the other. "He mentioned my wife's maid, too!" "Well." says Tine, "look here. Sup ine we tell these scoundrels that their design is known. Very good. They will profess absolute ignorance, and try again ix the next opportunity, when, perhaps, we may not know anything about it. At all events we are completely ignorant of the nature of the plot and the names of the ringleaders. Let as double the sentries, and quietly get the men under arms. Let Miss Sarah do what she pleases, and, when the mutiny breaks out we will nip it in the bud, clap all the villains we get in irons, and hand them over to the authorities in Hobart Town. I im not "a cruel man," sir, but we have got a cargo of wild beasts aboard, and must be careful." According to the usual custom on board convict ships, the guards relieved each other every two hours, and at C p. m. the guard was removed to the quarter-deck, and the arms which, in theday time, were disposed on the top of the arm chest, were placed in an arm rack constructed on the quarter-deck for that purpose. Trusting nothing to Frere who,' indeed, by Pine's advice, was kept in ignorance of the whole matter Vickers ordered all the men, save those who had been on guard during the day, to be under arms in the barrack, forbade communication with the upper deck, and placed as sentry at the bar rack door his own servant, an old sol dier, on whose fidelity he could thor oughly rely. He then doubled the guardr, took the keys of the prison him self from the non-commissioned officer whos duty it was to keep them, and saw that the -howitzer on the lower deck was loaded with gm ps. It was a quar ter to 7 when Pine and ho took their station at the main hatchway, determin ed to watch until morning. At a quarter past 7 any curious per son looking through the window of Cap tain Blunt's cabin would have seen an unusual sight. That gallant commander was sitting on a chair, and the hand some waiting maid of Mrs. Vickers was standing by his side. His gray hair was matted all ways about his reddened face, and he was blinking like an owl in the sunshine. I Je had drunk a larger quantity, of wine than usual at dinner. . "Cuc-come, Sarah," he hiccoughed. "It's all very fine, my lass, but you needn't be so hie proud, you know. I'm a plain sailor plain s'lor, Srr'h. Ph'n'as Bub-blunt,, commander of the Mal-Mal-Malabar. Wors' 'sh good talk la'? You lovsh me, and I hie lovsh you, Sarah." The ship's bell struck seven. Now or never was the time. She seized the mo ment, drew from her pocket the lauda num bottle and, passing her hand over his shoulder, poured half Its contents into the glass. "Come, finish that and be quiet, or I'll go away," she said. , He balanced himself on his heels for a moment, and, holding by the molding of the cabin, stared at her with a fatu ous smile of drunken admiration, then looked at 4he glass in his hand, hic coughed with, much solemnity thrive, and, as though struck with a aud.1 sense of duty unfulfilled, swallowed 1 contents at a gulp. The effect was a. most instantaneous. He dopped the tumbler, lurched toward the woman at the dvor, and then making a half-turn in accordance with the niotkm of the vessel, fell into his bunk, and snored like a grampus. Sarah Purfoy watched him for a few minutes, and then having blown out the light, stepped out of the cabin, and clos ed the door behind her. The dusky gloom which had held the deck on th previous night enveloped all forward of the main mast A lantern swung in the forecas tle, and swayed with the motion of the ship. The light at the prison door threw a Z'igtt through the open hatch, and in the cuddy at htr right hmd tht nsun.l row of oil lamps burned. She looked mechanically for Vickers, who was ordi narily there at that hour, but the cuddy was empty. So much the better, she thought, as she drew her dark cloak j around her and passed Frere's door. As ! she did so, a strange paiii(shot through j her temples, and her knees trembled. With a strong effort she dispelled the dizziness that had almost overpowered her, and held herself t-roct. It would never do to break down now. She seemed to be listening for some thing. Her nervous system was wound up to the highest pitch of excitement. The success of the plot depended on the next five minutes. At that instant the report of a musket shot broke the si lence. The mutiny had begun! The sound awoke the soldier to a sense of his duty. He spring to his feet, made for the door. The moment for which the. convict's accomplice had waited approached. She clung to him v- ith all her weight. Suddenly the rich crimson died' away from her lips, leaving them an ashen ray color. Her eyes closed in agony: loosing her hold of him. she staggered to her feet, pressed her hands upon her bosom, and uttered a sharp cry of pain. The fever which had been on her for two days, and which, by a strong exer cise of will, she had struggled again, encouraged by the violent excitement of the occasion, had attacked her at this supreme moment Deathly pale and sick, she reeled to the side of the cabin. There was another shot, and a violent clashing of arms, and Frere, leaving the miserable woman to her fate, leaped out on to the deck. (To be continued.) WALKING COMING IN VOGUE. EnfflUk Habit of Pedlrlnlm Ia Taking Hold in America. Americans ' are just beginning to learn, what the English people havo known for a 'century, that the most Independent and Interesting outing consists of a walking trip. Our hur ried, restless national spirit puts ns out of sympathy with so s'ow a meth od of seeing the world. Tne latest ex: press train is popular, not because it goes through interesting country but because It arrives at the destination a few minutes or hours ahead of Its rival. Short cuts are our national am bition. The quickest method of arriv ing at a result Is the method whlcp. In stantly appeals to our temperament. But we are wrong, .i d it does not require a Ruskln to convince us of our error. - Ruskln said the Joy of travel is In inverse ratio to Its speed, and experi enced railroad travelers are In sym pathy with his dictum. The railroad has the bad habit of sneaking into n town or city by the most uninterest ing route. Back alleyways, tunnels and factories are the usual .vista seen from a railroad train as it enters some historic, capital. The traveler who ob tains his knowledge of the country from the railroad train would know but little of its genuine attractions. As Hawthorne said, he would see only the reverse of the tapestry. In preparation for a walking trip maps and descriptive guide books should be consulted, so that the walk er may know something of the country through which" he is traveling. The United States geographical survey, Washington, Issues the most compre hensive and valuable maps to be had by the outdoor enthusiast. : They show every elevation, roads, towns, cabins, and even foot trails, Sini fe sold at the nominal price of 5 . cents a sheet, which sheet generally covers about tea square miles. The various trolley com panies usually furnish very readable guide looks of the country through which they go. In the matter of com pany, choice are difficult. The small er the party tlie more satisfactory the outing. Not even, living with folks will be ns severe a test of their com panionship as making a -walking trip with them. Personal differences of opinion and eccentricities of temper come to the surface with surprising frequency when one is traveling about I havo known so small a thing as the loss of a toothbrush to nearly disrupt a friend ly group at the end of a thlrty-mllo tramp over the Catskllls. Moreover, accommodations at wayside farm houses are difficult to secure on short notice for a party of any considerable size. Four makes an Ideal number, and if a larger group Is interested, dl vide It Into two parties, arranging the route so that meetings may be had at various interesting places along the way. This affords opportunity for comparison and variety. No walking trip should be begun by one who Is without some slight training for the trip. Tills training does not need to be severe, but It should be regular. Brooklyn Eagle. Philosophic. Wise You really should be more economical. Galley O! 1 will be some day. Wise I should say so. You'll have to be some day. 's , Galley All right; if I have to I von't mind it so much. Philadelphia Press. Able to llcport lro-re. "Is your boy getting along well at college?" . "Yes as well as could be expected. He has two fractured ribs, a broken collarbone, and a dislocated shoulder, but the doctor sajs he'll be out again In a few weeks." Grafter. , Duffer He promised to give the city a clean administration. Puffer lie has kept his promise, hasn't he? . , Duffer- I fues he has; he has cleaned the city for all he can get out of It Indianapolis Star. , Rapid., Eva So you have given Jack up and really mean to forget him? Katharine Forget him? Why, I shall forget him as quick as tlie politi cians forget the voter when election day Is over. Jost Snlt Them.' Stubb I see some outlaw Filipinos gave our soldiers another brush. renn H'm! They are so good at giving Americans a brush we should bring them over here and make theia Pullman car porters.. Not an Cxpert. itV iha ifnt!im.in orpr thi-" tn & o , & - - - - - hold the stakes. . "I did and he said he didn't know anything about handling money. He's a bank examiner. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Official statistics how that there are 17,000,000 children In Rassla between the ages of 0 and 14 receiving abso lutely no education. niliou. First Phi-idelphia Machine Man Well, how's the outlook? . Second Ditto It comes mighty near being os bad ns the inlook. Of 1,200 locomotives in use la Japan 600 are American made. Woman In IluxIneMN. More women than ever before are engaged in business affair und more than ever before succeeding in the industrial world. Why? Is woman's domesticity a fiction? Docs she pre fer a business life to caring for a home? Is she especially well fitted to take a high place In business en terprise, and just finding it out? Or is the wage-earning woman the nec essary outgrowth of existing condi tions? Thousands of young girls are every year put to work in factories and stores or sent to learn to become self- supporting, for the 3iniple reason that self-suiiort has become a necessary element in woman's life. But, If questioned, bow many of thcin will say that they have begun their life work? How many yoiing teachers look forward to forty or fifty years of taking care of other people's children? IIoxv many factory girls or clerks or stenographers or chorus girls so love their work that' they spurn all thought of marriage? The woman's nature subconsciously yearns for. a home, with husband and children to love and care for. This fact is so well recognized that young women are commonly denied responsi ble positions which they could perfect ly well fill, because they cannot be de pended on to keep them. If they marry they leave their employer; whereas young men will redouble their efforts to be useful If they marry. The great majority of women In busi ness are there because they have been forced Into it With the exception of a few women devoted to artistic pur suits, the self-supporting woman Is the result of conditions over which she has no control. And the number of them In any community is In direct ratio to the number of bachelors, to dead or irre sponsible husbands and to heads of families unable adequately to sustain the burden. No amount of philosophizing can drive the woman out of business. No doleful prophecies of deplorable results can do it She Is there, not by nat ural Inclination, but because of both pressure behind her and demand before her. Only a revolutionary change In existing conditions can efface the wage- earning woman. Spriaa: Unarerle Blouse. A charmlDg addition to the ward robe of the girl who glories in dainty waists. It is made of soft silk, for this is the fabric of the hour for such wear, with much broderie Anglise figuring In the decorative scheme. Tue yoke is of the embroidery, and the fichu border around it is ornamented with the same trimmlag. , The sailor knot and girdle are of black satin. . - Chapter on Economy. Women often forget that the test of well-spent money depends cu the vajue obtained in exchange. They scrimp and pinch, and suffer and save, and per haps take to themselves much 'credit for doing so. To eat a poor dinner In order to go finely clad is a very foolish thing. But U is also foolish not to look quite as prosperous as circum stances will let you. To be healthy, too, you must be housed dryly and have a plentiful supply of fresh air,' for without this 'fend good regular meals one cannot keep up the working pow ers and disease at bay. Where, then, Is economy ; to step in? Mostly in wis dom of choice, absence of waste, and strict supervision over sundries. Your good house may be in an unpretentious or even in a somewhat inconvenient district Your clothes must always be food, as cheap material always is a poor investment and this can never be afforded when one has to economize. Skill with the needle, good materials, fashions thtt are not of the passing moment Changing best garments for plainer attire at home, and care in putting away one's wardrobe, are all points which tell in true economy. The table and kitchen present opportunities for saving unrivaled. Js'ot through stinting, that folly leads to doctor's bills, at least to impaired forces, but through very careful selection and preparation of the cheap and abundant and the Ingenious utilization of every thing. Domestic service permits of much saving. A handy wife and daugh ters working methodically can keep a house In perfect order without" taking all of their own time. The mistress who does nil work can do it better and yet be not slaving, if she rises early, organizes and knows her busi ness. There Is a right and wrong way alKut everything, also about econ omizing. The Iluty or Not Getting Tired. Are you one of the women who nay, MI am perfectly well, only I get tired easily?" If you do, you are one of thousands. And yet, don't you know that getting tired easily is just of it self a disease? It shows a letting 'down of the vital forces that requires atten tion and toning up. You need, first of all, more rest, not necessarily more hours of sleep at nights, but little half-hours of rest snatched here and there In your hours of work. And by rest Isn't meant sim ply the physical rest that comes from lying down. Don't Ii down to think over your plans for economy, or for en tertaining, or for anything else. When you He down to rest 'shut your yes and stop thinking. Ten minutes of this is better than an hour of the other. Then you need more food prob ably. Not more food at meals neces sarily, but food taken oftener. Instead of waiting until luncheon take a cup of beef tea during the fore non. In the afternoon take a glass of milk and a biscuit, if that agrees with you. And then get a little fresh air every day. And get It In the exercise of wahving If you can. DSN Taffeta coats will be extremely mod ish. Evening gowns of chiffon velvtt are good style. There is an effort to push soft heavy surah silk for street wear. Touches of rich old gold and blav-Jc, used together, is a new note. Plaited skirts continue to be worn by extremely well-gowned woinen. Braids and glmpb come In all colors to correspond with the new cloths. Cashmere In all the new and old colors is among the spring fabrics. Eyelet embroidery on silk, cloth or wash goods Is as much favored as ever. Separate coats of cheviot and co vert cloth are to be worn for morn ing. " , At swell affairs in 'Paris scarcely anything is now seen save the corselet skirt The polonaise has conquered. It has followed closely upon the princess gown and bids lair to equal It in pop ularity. Some of the newer lace robes are be ing made in deep coffee shades, and for these the ideal foundation is white satin. Elbow length sleeves and long gloves seem especially adapted to the old-fashioned, wide-band bracelet which Is again in vogue. The circular eklrt cut straight at sides and with a seam up the middle front Is the one least likely to sag or draw' and is being generally adopted for the linen walking skirt Satin, the traditional material for the wedding gown., has been in high fa vor this season. But it is the chiffon weight not the "stand alone" fabric of past years, that is In use. ' The chronicler of Parisian modes writes concerning spring colors that for chapeaux the shades of green will prevail, and for dresses, brown with all Its kindred nuances, will lead. ' Blouslng.of the front of both shirt waists and blouses is fast becoming c. thing of the past The new corsets, already making converts In great num bers, and close-fitting tailor styles are responsible for It The tendency toward plainness of skirt observed in winter frocks is run ning over into the coming season and one sees some of the very prettiest new voiles, silks, cott ns, etc., trimmed only in self tucks. To take the place of the shirt waist dress a severe tailor suit of rajah silk is excellent This should be of a shade that will not oil so quickly, but could be made so sLnply that It could readily be washed or cleaned. ; Ostrich feathers are now considered suitable , for 'mourning. The desired touch Is given by pasting crepe over the stem and adding flecks of the same to the feather part. Another novelty for mourning year is the quill made of crepe. , "Women Klectrical "Worker.' Fifteen hundred women and girls are .employed in the Westinghouse plant at Pittsburg, Pa., most of them doing work that a few years ago would have been assigned only to men and boys. The majority of them are employed In wind ing the colls for motors and generators, such as are used on traction lines and In lighter manufacturing. Others do the Insulating of wires used in vari ous electrical devices. Still others ope rate machines for cutting mica or for other processes iu the completion of the comjmny's products. Most of them are rated as skilled laborers and earn good wages. t'ottou Yrriua Mnfn, Most housewives imagine that linen is the ideal material for sheets, but several household authorities consider it is inferior to a good quality of cot ton for this purpose. Linen Is cold and 'slippery." It Is no more appro priate for sheets than It Is for body wear, owing to Its" non-absorbent quali ty. The wrinkles in linen sheets are harder to smooth out than those in cottdn, and, In addition, keep a bed from looking fresh. Linen, however, is at' Its best when used for table clotljB and napery. For all such pur pose it is the Ideal material. Seattle's women have organized a "Woman's Domestic Guild." With It they intend to solve the servant girl problem. A buiiness academy for women only has been opened in Freiburg, Switzer land, under the ausp'ces ofthe univer sity of that city. f Mrs. Belva LockwooJ, the only wom an who was a candidate for the pres idency of the United States, Is a mem ber of the District of Columbia bar. The first woman to become principal of the Chappaqua Institute, one of the best known Quaker schools In the Unit ed States, is Mrs. John W. Cor, wife of a New York architect. The University of Paris has estab lished two scholarships of $1,500 each for women students v;!io will visit Eng land, America, Germany and Norway, and study the educational systems of these countries. . Mrs. Wu Ting-fang, wife of the tor- mer Chinese minister, had her feet en larged to the normal size by means of an operation. Chinese women are very much excited' over the occurrence, but it is said that many of them are de sirous of following her example. The richest woman in the world is said to be Siguora Cousino of South America. Receipts from her silver, copper and coal mines amount to $1S.V 000 a month, while her stock farm yields as great an amount She also owns controlling interest in a fleet of steamships. ; Health nnd Beantr Hint. The hair should be let -loose at night and a ßilk handkerchief worn over the, head improves the gloss. A few drops of ammonia or a pinch of borax will Foften hard water and make It very cleansing besides. One of the best cures for hoärse ness is a strong decoction of horse radish and n little vinegar sweetened with honey. Take a tablespoonful every half hour. The woman who wishes to reduce hef weight must avoid all kinds of soups, milk, cream and alcohol bev erages. As far as posslblo the food should be taken dry. The only fluid to be taken should be plain or aerated water. If your scalp Is tender do not use a shampoo containing ammonia, sdda or borax, as they are irritating to ten der scalps. Beat the yolk of one egg with an ounce of the spirits of rose mary into one pint of hot water. Use while warm. One of the most 'effective methods of whitening the teeth is to take an orange wood stick and dip it into, fine wood ashes, rub the teeth both on the Inner .and outer surfaces, when tar tar and all stains will ; disappear as if by magic. This treatment should not be repeated more than once a month. An Original Party. If you want something original In the way of entertainments iry a "some thing new" party. Each guest at this festivity must bring something new it matters not what, depending wholly upon the originality and fertile brain of the guest to secure something un known to the rest of the party. At a function of this sort recently given by a bright girl from the South the program was extremely diversified. The guests had brought entirely new songs, which were sung for the com pany ; new waltzes and two-steps, which were danced; new books, which were discussed ; new jokes, new games, new styles of hair dressing or gowns, and several brought visiting friends, new to the rest of the company. . The hostess tried to make the menu as "new" as possible and in it were several now dishes, such- as lemons stuffed with . :av oysters rolled in cracker crumbs, chopped celery and to mato sauce, and a molded brick of tur key and cranberries in lemon jelly. Two Empire Gown. mm w.k i .l-ir 1. Black embroidered mull over white satin princess foundation. Butterfly and walls of Troy design in black se quin. 2. Yellow dotted net over yellow silk slip. Insertions of lace In design. Washing Chiffon. Good chiffon can be washed again and again and used until literally worn out, looking "a3 good as new" each time. Use tepid suds, made with a pure white soap, and add a teaspoon of alcohol to each quart of suds. Rub gently between the hands, applying the soap directly . to very soiled places. When clean squeeze in the hand. In stead of wringing as wringing or hard rubbing Is liable to separate the threads of the fabric. Rinse in tepid water, with alcohol, as before. Squeeze again, this tinv in a clean towel. Pull gently into shape and iron while wet. Protecting Wall Paper. In a handsomely papered room in fact la any room where the neatness of the wall is looked to the person who cleans the room, should be given a strip of tin about six by twelve Inch es, having its upper edge lwnt out 4 It should 1k held by the bent-out edge against the wall-paper, resting on the skirting board, to prevent moistening the paper while the skirting-boards are being 6crubted. Where Women Clean the Street In the Kongo district the street cleaning (such as there Is of it) Is not done by "White Wings," nor, indeed, by any men. Women are the only per sons who will stoop to the Indignity of doing the street sweeping. Their uni form is a single loose garment, girt in at the waist by a rope. They. wield long-handled brooms with bunches of brush at one end. A Slani? Word. "Shopping" was certainly a slang word until past the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Bee's dictionary of Sports and Slang, published in 1825, defines the word as follows: "Shop ping Among women, going about from shop to shop, buying little arti cles perhaps, perhaps not, but always pulling about 'great quantities of goods." i 111 each I mi I "rin I tie. Beat out the dust and sponge tht, collar w,'.th peroxide of hydrogen. Lay it in the sun for some hours, sponging every hour with the 'peroxide. , Then fill the fur .with oracic talcum ani shut it up in a box for a week. 11 11 www- w: mm JIM HOGG. OF TEXAS. Remarkable Man Who Became World Famous Twice Elected Governor. When former Governor James Steven Hogg passed away at Houston, Tex the Lone Star State lost its most fa mous and unique statesman a man who had her ridi culed, abused and praised more than any other public character In a dec ade. "Jim" Hogg was a wonderful man. His personal ap pearance alone would have made j. s. HCGG. him famous. He stood six feet two Inches in his stock ings, weighed 375 pounds, wore baggy clothing and a wide-brimmed wool hat and made use of a vocabulary as wild and woolly as could be found on the frontier. x He was as fearless as he was big and ha had a brain in full ac cord with his gigantic physique. Tex as loved and admired him and the rest of the world was finally forced to take him In earnest and award to him some of the honor which was his due. Mr.. Hogg was of Irish descent and was born on a ranch near Rusk, Tex. His father, Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Hogg, of the Confederate army, was killed while leading his command at Corinth. After the general's death the boy stayed on the farm for a time with his widowed mother, who taught him to read and spelL At 14 he became a clerk In a store in Tyler, but soon tir ing of this, he learned the printer's trade and soon ' became an editor. though his education .was very defi cient Meantime he studied law and was admitted to the bar. fie was but a young man when he became Interested in politics. He was first, elected road overseer, then justice of the peace, . then a member of the Legislature, and later district attorney of Smith County. It was in the lat ter office that he first showed the in domitable stuff of which he was made. The county was overrun with law less characters, who boasted that they were not afraid of the courts. The shot gun and rifle were the arbitrators of distputes more often than the courts. Hogg, on being elected. district attor ney, expressed his intention of clean ing out the gang, and he soon had a dozen of the most reckless characters in the penitentiary, and the rest had fled the State, His success made him well known, and In 18SG, and again in 1SSS, he was re-elected on an anti- railroad and anti-monopoly platform as Attorney General.. His principal successes while Attor ney General were In prosecuting the International & Great Western Rail road for violation of the law and re storing to the public domain thousands of acres of land. , It was then that he made his famous proclamation that he would purge Texas of lawlessness and crime or bankrupt the State treasury. He gave force to this sentiment by sending to the penitentiary a man who had committed no less than sixteen murders and boasted that the State of Texas was not powerful enough to arrest his lawless career. This case became the cause celebre which elected him Governor in 1S00 by 150,000 ma jority. He was chosen for a second term in the face of tremendous opposition. . Practically every financial power in the State turned its guns on hbu, and Texas was Invaded by emissaries of railroads, banks, trust companies. manufacturing institutions, mortgage Iondholdlng companies and others to fight against him. Iiis name was made the butt of all kinds and sorts of ribald and inhuman jokes, and he was stig matized as a boor, an ignoramus and an illiterate fooL nis enemies spoke of his first term as Governor with i sneer, and called it the "Hogg blight' The names of his cnuaren were dragged into the mud and he was lied about in the most malicious and malig nant manner. The opposition to him crystallized In the nomination of George Clarke, of Dallas, as an Independent Demo cratic candidate for Governor. The conflict was the fiercest ever waged la Texas, but thousands of Republicans voted for him, and Gov. Hogg received a plurality of 05,000. This election Im mediately made Gov. Hogg a conspicu ous man over all the United States. This was In 1S02. He became rne of William J. Bryan's most energetic lieu tenants. Ills, appearance at a Tam many Hall meeting In New York City on July 4, 1S90, was an occasion of considerable excitement when he caused a great furore for Bryan at the close of his short speech. He was him self mentioned in connection with the Vice Presidential nomination. A place In Alton B. Parker's peni ble cabinet was offered to him for his support of Parker In the Democratic nominating convention. He rejected the offer.. , Though tempted to contest for the seat of Roger Q. Mills ia the United States Senate, he decided to retire to private practice of law, which he did. with success in Austin, Tex. He was a blunt 'and fearless man, controversial, a good story teller, care less of dress and diction, and big In many ways. Because the name of his daughter Imogene was familiarly short ened to Ima, It has' been told derisive ly that he deliberately played upon his own name with the first names 'of his children, calling o.ie son Ura. On the contrary, his three sons were called William, Thomas and Michael Ills wife was Miss Sallle A.' Stinson, daugh ter of Col. James A. Stinson of Geor- "In Throughout Texas, Instead of using the phrase "a square d-?al," they say "a Jim Hogg quart," meaning full and honest measure, one of his greatest fight tyeing against unfair weights and meas ?s. Mr. jgg Invested early In the Beau mont ;i fields and before his death was ra m! as a millionaire. Another Iteaaon. Aunt Emellne Is the best-loved wom an In Saymouth, for her charity Is alike of hand and heart Like many other excellent persons, Aunt Emellne Is not a church member, but she Is a regular attendant at the village church, which Is so near her cottage as to seem under the same roof. When, at the close of a recent ser mon, the minister requested all thosh present who had never united with the church to retire at the end of service, everybody was surprised to see ' Aunt Emellne rise and start down the aisle. "Aunt Emeline," the minister called, softly, "that docs not apply to you!" "That Isn't why I'm going," Aunt Emellne responded, serenely. "I smell my dinner burning up." Parents are great for making sacri- 'Acts, - 0. 1 l When the sap begins to flow. Ere the green begins to show, To the maple grove we hie. On a creaking tfain, piled high With our kettles, pails and boards. And our dippers made of gourds. With a knife of whittle spiles, ' With an ax to use 'tween whiles, Chopping wood to boil the pot Filled from each sweet flowing slot; With an egg, "to clear," that grows Toothsome, as our Bobby knows, After passing through the sweet Plus the fabled '"peck" we eat Coat! ess, Caleb bears the pail; Hetty, somehow, goes with Cale, With her gourd to dip the sap From the trough beneath each tap; How they delve and work, those two, Back and forth the whole day thronet And their elders point them out Unto Bob, wbj hangs about . ...' Where the kettle, foaming, boils, ,". Hoping for the skimmer's spoils. Our knowing Bob has faith but email In virtue, whose reward is all Within itself, and so concludes To conjugate these unknown moods. I'll bet they drink the sap," quoth ha. 111 watch behind this maple tree." 'STAND BETÖRE THE PEXACHES. Up saunters Cale, and Hetty soon. With glowing faces like the moon At harvest time and eyes that see No peering orbs behind that tree. The gourd dips up the flowing sweet And Hetty lifts her face to meet Two lips that happen (?) In the way Aa Cale kneels down bnt not to pray. 'Aha 1" says Bob. beneath his breath, 'Such goodness tickles me to death; But go it Cale, you're welcome, too. I'll tako the skimmin's same to you." At eventide, when sugar grains The youthful helpers for their palzs With gen'rous ladle well are paid, In maple wax, for cooling, laid Upon tin platters, 'neath the trees, A treat that never fails to please. Then Bob, of course, his finger burns, As ere It cools the mass he turns ; But Cale and Hetty v ell content Sit .watching till the heat is spent When, forming in a sweet combine. With buttered hands, their lump tkry twine 1 And work and pull, till creamy white The maple wax appears to sight; With hands oft touching, eye3 afiams And hearts that bet t a tuneful name. 'My sweet;" 'twas not the wax they meant For, that to Bob's lame sister went As his large share grew wondrous small And Db2r, in truth, grew white at all. When the sugar'n' oSf Is done. With our pots put out to sun. With our gourds hung up to dry, Cake of maple piled up high, ' Cale and Hetty stanl before The preacher, where the white deal Cccr r airy like mosaic weaves it' "the back: loo tue hearth." With the sunshine and the leaves. Ah! the skimmer's empty now, Cale chose best, you will allow. Sugar time again has come, Busy bees begin to hum. And the robin builds her nest On tht maple's tallest crest Whence she blinks one eye below As the sap begins to flow. ' , Ia the cottage 'neath the tree, . Snug as ever snug can be. Still the back log on the hearth Cracklec nightly, to our mirth; As the speckled corn we pop Into snow that makes it hop 'Neath the ancient killet lid. By Its load of live coals hid; As we try with forka long tined Apples that the jam have lined; As we crack our nnts and jokes, Drinking health we jolly folk From the old brown pitcher's rim, FUled with cider to the brim. In one corner Hetty sits, . ' Singing oftly as she knits,' Wooing sleep, while keeping time With her foot to crooning rhyme. Tapping gently on and off. Rocking that same sugar trough. Margaret Sullivan Burke in New York Herald. Hon Moor Promenade. As a people, the Moors are already well Inclined to anything that gilds life. The same writer says; "Noth ing delights them more, a3 a means of agreeably spending an hour or two, than squatting on their heels In tha streets or on some door-step, gazing at the passer shy, exchanging compliment- vwth their acquaintances. Native 'swells' consequently promenade with a piece of felt under their arms, on which to slt. whea they wish, in addi tion to its doing duty ns a carpet 'for grayer. The most public places, and usually the cool of the afternoon, are preferred for this pastime." rteflectton of a Bachelor. Wouldn't Insurance against motfcrr- in-law go like wildfire? When you tell a f.iri she is pretty It is a sign she will think she is pret tier than she Is. A woman has an idea that makirr: money is something like making pop- overs and angel cake. New York Press. There are some people who will Le Hystericus even If their mysteries rula them.