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FENIMOEE COOPER A STORY OF THE REVOLUTION CHAPTER XXIV. When Miss Peyton and her niece first learned the escape of Captain Wharton, it was with difficulty they could credit their senses. They both relied so implic itly on the success of Dunwoodie's exer tions, that they thought the act, on the Part of their relative, extremely impru dent : but it was now too late to mend it. While listening to the conversation of the officers, both were struck with the in creased danger of Henry's situation, if re captured, and they trembled to think of the great exertions that would be made to accomplish this object. Miss Fey ton con soled herself, and endeavored to cheer her niece, with the probability that the fugi tiTes would pursue their course with un remitting diligence, so that they might reach the Neutral Ground before the horse would carry down the tilings of their flight. The absence of Dunwoodie seem ed to her all-important, and the artless lady was anxiously devising some project that might detain her kinsman and thus give her nephew the longest possible time. But very different were the reflections of Frances. She felt certain that, instead of flying to the friendly forces below, her brother would be taken to some mysteri ous hiding place to pass the night. Frances and her aunt held a long and animated discussion by themselves, when the good spinster reluctantly yielded to the representation of her niece, and, fold ing her in her arms, she kissed her cold cheek, and fervently blessing her, allowed her to depart on an errand of fraternal . lore. The night had set in dark and chilling as Frances moved through the little gar den that lay behind the farm house which had been her brother's prison, and took her way to the foot of the mountain. Young, active and impelled by her gener ous motive, she moved up the hill with elastic steps, and very soon emerged from the cover of the woods Into sn open space of more level ground, that had evidently been cleared of its timber for the pur pose of cultivation. The white tents of the militia were stretched in regular lines immediately be neath her. The light was shining in the window of her aunt, who, Frances easily fancied, was watching the mountain, rack ed with all the anxiety she might be sup posed to feel for hor niece. Lanterns were playing about in the stable. yard, where she knew the horses of the dragoons were kept, and believing them to be preparing for their night march, she renewed her toil. Our heroine had to ascend more than a quarter of a mile farther, although she had already conquered two-thirds of the height of the mountain. But she was now without a päth or guide to di rect her in her coise. Fortunately,' the hill was conical, iie most of the moun tain in that range, aJ by advancing up ward, she was certain of at length reach ing the pinnacle. Neatly an hour did she struggle with the numerous difficulties that she was obliged to overcome, when, having been repeatedly exhausted with her efforts and, in seven! instances, in jreat danger .from falls, sb succeeded in gaining the small piece of table land on the summit. Faint with her exertions, which had been unusually severe for so . slight a frame, she sank on a rack to recover her itrenjth and fortitude. A few moments sufficed for this purpose. All of the neighboring hills were distinctly visible by the tid of the moon, and Frances was ible, where she stood, to trace the route af the highway from the plains into the mountains. The chilling air sighed through the leaf less branches of the gnarled and crooked oaks, as, with a step so light as hardly to rustle the dry leaves on which she trod, Frances moved forward to that part of the hill where she expected to find some secluded hab'l tkn ; but nothing could she discern tl i L the least resem bled a dwelling of r'y .rt. In vain she examined every iff,A ot the rocks, or Inquisitively explon-d every part of the summit that she thought could hold the tenement. No hut. nor any vestige of a human being, could she trace. The idea of her solitude struck on the terrified mind of the affrighted girl, and approach ing to the edge of a shelving rock, she bent forward to gaze on the signs of life In the vale, when a ray of keen light daz zled her eyes, and a warm air diffused itself over her whole frame. Recovering from her surprise, Frances looked on the ledge beneath her, and at once perceived that she stood directly over the object of her search. A hole through its roof of forded a passage to the smoke, which, as It blew aside, showed her a clear and cheerful fire crackling and snapping on a rude hearth of stone. The approach to the front of the hut was by a wind ing path around the point of the rock on which she stood, and by this she advanced to its door. ' Three sides of this singular edifice, if such it could be called, were composed of logs laid alternately on each other, to a little more than the height of a man; and the fourth was formed by the rock against which it leaned. The roof to its eaves, the fissures between the logs had been stuffed with clay, which in many places had fallen out, and dried leaves were made use of as a substitute to keep out the wind. A single window of four panes of glass was in front, but a board carefully closed it, in such a manner as to emit no light Trom the fire within. Af ter pausing some time to view this sin gularly constructed hiding place, for such Frances well knew it to be, she applied her eye to a crevice to examine the in side. The blazing fire of dry wood made the interior light enough to read by. In one corner lay a bed of straw, with a pair of blankets thrown carelessly over it. Against the walls and rock were suspend ed, from pegs forced Into the crevices, various garments, and such as were ap parently fitted for all ages and conditions, and for either sex. British and American uniforms hung peaceably by the side of each other ; and on the peg that supported a gown of striped calico, such as was the usual country wear, was also depended a well powdered wig; in short, the attire was numerous, and as various as if a whole parish were to be equipped from this one wardrobe. In the angle against the rock was an open cupboard, that held a plate or two, a mug, and the remains of some broken meat. Before the fire was a table made af rough boards. A book that, by its size and shape, appeared to be a Bible, was lying on the table, unopened. But it was the occupant of the hut in whom Frances was chiefly interested. This was a man, sitting on the stool, with his head lean ing on his hand, deepJ occupied in ex amining some open papc t. On the table lay a pair of curiously a d richly mount ed horseman's pistols; aid the handle of a sheathed rapier, of exquisite workman ship, protruded from between the legs of tLe gentleman, one of whose hands carelessly rested on its guard. The tall stature of this unexpected tenant of the hut, and his form, much more athletic than that of either Ilarvey or her brother, told Frances that it was neither of those che sought. She stood, earnestly looiing through, the crevice as tha stranger moved his hand from before his eyes, and raised his face, apparently in deep musing; Frances instantly recognized the benevo lent and strongly marked, but composed, features cf Harper. All that Dunwoodie had said of his power and disposition ; all that he had himself promised her brother, and all the confidence that had been created by his dignified and paternal manner, rushed across the mind of Frances, who threw open the door of the hut, and falling at his feet, clasped his knees with her arms, as she cried: "Save him save him save my broth er; remember your promise, and save him !" Harper had risen as the door opened, and there was a slight movement of one hand toward his pistols; but it was cool, and instantly checked. He raised the hood of the cardinal, which had fallen over her featrres, an J exclaimed, with some uneasiness : "Miss Wharton! But you cannot be alone?" J "There Is none here but my God and you ; and by his sacred name, I conjure you to remember your promise, and save my brother!" ITarper gently raised her from her knees and placed her on the stool, begging her at the same time to be composed, and to acquaint him with the nature of her errand. This Frances instantly did. "Miss Wharton," said Harper, "that I bear no mean part in the unhappy strug gle between England and America, it might now be u.vsles3 to deny. You owe your brother's escape, this night, to my knowledge of his innocence, and the re membrance of my word. Major Dun woodie is mistaken when he says that I might openly have procured his pardon. I now, indeed, can control his fate, and I pledge to you a word which has some in fluence with Washington, that means shall bo taken to prevent his recapture. But from you, also, I exact a promise that ill wfS 111 131(8 SAYE II 151, SAVE MY E30TITER I" this ' interview, and all that has passed between us, remain confined to your own bosom, until ycu have my permission to speak npon the subject." Frances gave the desired assurance, und he continued: "The peddler and your brother will soon be here, but I must not be seen by the royal officer, or the life of Birch might be the forfeiture." "Never!" cri.d Frances, ardently; "Henry could never be so base as to be tray the man who saved him." "It is no childish game that we are now playing. Miss Wharton. Men's lives and fortunes hang rpon slender threads, and nothing must be left to accident that can be guarded against. Did Sir Henry Clin ton know that the peddler had communion with me, and under such circumstances, the life of the miserable man would be taken instantly: therefore, as you value human blood, or remember the rescue of your brother, be prudent and be silent. Communicate what you know to them both, and urge them to instant departure. If they can reach the last pickets of our army before morning, it shall be my care that. there are none to intercept them. There is better work for Major Dunwoo die than to be exposing the life of his friend." While Harper was speaking, he careful ly rolled up the map he had been studying and placed it, together with sundry papers that were also open, into his pocket. He was still occupied in this manner when the voice of the peddler was heard di rectly over their heads. "Stand further this way. Captain Wharton, and you can see the tents in the moonshine. But let them mount and ride; I have a nest here that will hold us both, and we will go in at our leisure." Harper pressed his finger on his lip to remind Frances of her promise, and, tak ing his pistols and hat, retired deliberately to a far corner of the hut, where, lifting several articles - of dress, he entered a recess in the rock and letting them fall again, was hid from view. The surprise of Henry and the peddler, on entering and finding Frances in pos sesion of the hut, may be easily? imag ined. Without waiting for explanations or qncstions, the warm-hearted girl flew into the arms of her brother, and gave a vent to iter emotions in tears. But the peddler seemed struck with very different feelings. His first look was at the fire; he then drew open a small drawer of the table, and looked a little alarmed at find ing it empty. "Are you alone. Miss Fanny?" he ask ed, in a quick voice. "As you see, Mr. Birch," said Frances, turning an expftssive glance toward the secret cavern. "But why and wherefore are you hereV exclaimed her astonished brother; "and how knew you of this place at all?" Frances entered at once into a brief de tail of what had occurred at the house since their departure, and the motives which induced her to seek them. The peddler, watching his opportunity, unseen by Henry, slipped behind the screen and entered the cavern. Frances and her brother, who thought his companion had passed through the door, continued conversing on the latter's situation for several minutes, when the former urged the necessity of expedition on his part, in order to precede Dun woodie, from whose sense of duty they knew they had no escape. The captain took out his pocketbook and wrote a few lines with his pencil; then folding the paper, he handed it to his sister. "Frances," he said, "you have this night proved yourself to be an incompar able woman. As you love me, give that unopened to Dunwoodie, and remember that two hours may save my life." "I will I will; but why delay? Why not fly, and improve these precious mo ments?' "Your sister says well, Captain Whar ton," exclaimed Ilarvey, who had re-entered unseen ; "we must go at once. Here Is food to eat, as we travel." "But who is to see this fair creature to safety?" cried the captain. "I can never desert my sister in such a place as this." "Leave me! leave me!" said Frances; "I can descend as I came up. Do not doubt me; you know not my courage nor my strength." "Captain Wharton," said Birch, throw ing open the door, "you ran trifle with your own lives, if you have many to spare. I have but one, and mut nurse it. Do I go alone, or not?" "Go, go, dear nenry," said Frances, em bracing him; "go; remember our father; remember Sarah." She waited not for his answer, but gently forced him through the door and closed it with her own hands. Immediately after the noise of their de parture had ceased. Harper reappeared, lie took the arm of Frances in silence, and led her from the hut. The way seem ed familiar to him ; for ascending to the ledge above them, he led his companion across the table land tenderly, pointing out the little difficulties in their route, and cautioning her against injury. Harper finally turned, and, taking the hand of Frances, spoke as follows: "You have this night saved your broth er, Mjss Wharton. It would not be pro per for me to explain why there are limits to my ability to serve him; but if you can detain the horse for two hours, he is assuredly safe. After what you have already done, I can believe you equal to any duty. God has denied to me children, young laiy; but if it had been his blessed will that my marriage should not have been childless, such a treasure as yourself would I have asked from his mercy. But you are my child; all who dwell in this broad land are my children, and my care ; and take the blessing of one who hopes yet to meet you in happier days." Wondering who this unknown but pow erful friend of her brother could be, Frances glided across the fields, and using due precautions in approaching the dwell ing, regained her residence undiscovered and in safety. (To be con tinned.) FOLDING PARASOLS. Likewise Folding Umbrellas Old Fashioned Revival In Xew Form. When men and women now T0 were small boys and girls parasols were made with hinged handles, says the New York Sun. Later came a time when those parasols went entirely out of use, supplanted by moe modern par asols with solid sticks. Now folding handle parasols have come In again, and there are now to be found also these were never heard of In old times folding-handle umbrellas. The handle of the old-fashioned fold ing parasol was secured and held In position when set straight by Ktuw of a sliding band, and unless this baad fitted very nicely and snugly the handle was likely to wabble more or less. The modern folding-handle umbrella or par asol has joints so made that when the umbrella Is set up complete for use the joints are Invisible and the whole han dle is as rigid as a solid stick. Instead of being held together when straightened out in place by a sliding band, the sections of the handle of a modern folding umbrella are screwed together. The tip of the ol ding umbrella can also be folded. A twenty-slx-Inch fold ing umbrella, with handle and tip fold ed, can be laid diagonally hi3lde a twenty-four-inch suitcase. Big, mod ern, long-stick parasols are now made with handles jointed so that they can be carried In trunks. But while In this modern revival of folding handle paraols and this pres ent day production of folding haudle umbrellas the jointed handles are largely of this new form of construc tion, there Is now made and sold a smaller folding handled parasol called a parasolette in which the old-fashioned sliding band to cover the joint is retained. This little parasol has also a joint In Its stick near the top, so that Its top when opened can be turned down against the stick, in which form it might In some circumstances !? con veniently useful as a protection against the sun, one of the uses of the paraso lette being found In driving. Closed, and with its handle foKrd, the para solette is scarcely more bulky or cum bersome than a good-sized folded fan, and so It can be conveniently carried There are now made for those whe desire them umbrella cases of sole leather, the umbrella case, which ii among the newer of the many, and va ried forms in which luggage equipment Is nowadays to be found, being a slen der and tapering but stout leather holder of size sufficient to contain a folding handle umbrella with the han dle folded. Ilegnlar Skcrlocks. The woman lecturer had the floor. "Ah, my sisters," she argued, "there is no obstacle woman cannot overcome. When the north pole is eventually dis covered It will be by a woman explor er." "But how could a woman ever find the north pole?'' ventured the mere man who had slipped in unnoticed. "How could she find It? Why, can't she find the pockets In her own dresses? That Is raore than a man ca.i do." Under such eclipsing testimony the mere man was compelled to retreat. Maklniff It Brief. The pretty girl bit her dainty pen and pouted. "I think that editor Is Just too awful for anything," she confided. "What Is the trouble, dear?" asked her chum. "Why, I sent him an essay on ice cream." "And did he retain it?" "No, Indeed. The horrid man told me to 'boil it down.' " For a Consideration. "James," said Rakeley, caught in the act, "I believe you er saw me salut ing the maid." "Yes, sir," replied the butl r. "Well, remember. It's well sometime! to practice silence." "Yes, sir," said James, with out stretched palm. "Ill 'ave 'card, ,'slr, that 'silence Is golden.' "Philadelphia Press. Professional Advice. Physician You'll have to be careful this summer and not overexert your self. Patient Then you think I ought to take a vacation, eh? Physician Certainly not Didn't I Just tell you not to overexert yours$f ? The Limit. Biggs The Dopsons are very exclu sive, I understand. Diggs Yes, Indeed. Why, they even have wire screens on their doors and windows so their flies can't get out and associate with the flies of their neighbors. The Knd Inevitable. "Miss GInx had a liberal art educa tion; four yeara in New York, two In Berlin, three In Paris." "I see. And what Is she doing now klndergartening or painting china?" Puck. . A Men Story. The Big Fish (boastfully) Yes, sir, he was at least ten feet long and must have weighed 500 pounds If he weighed an ounce, but the line broke and I got away from him. Puck. Soitiefibat Different. Blox I hear you have been visiting friends rx the country. Knox You have got It wrong. I was visiting relatives. Reform In Housekeeping Methods. With women who keep help the dish washing after the evening meal pre sents no more inconvenience than any other part of the day's work ; but with women who are their own kitchen gen iuses, as many must perforce be in this day of scarce domestic service washing the evening dishes Is the greatest bugbear of the day. Then, especially in summer, the housewife wants to be daintily dressed and to be free to spend the evening hours with the man of the house. Noth ing prevents this, but the great stack of dishes to be washed up. Now, why cannot the dishwashing be as systematically and sensibly done as the rest of the housework Why dabble over the dish pan three times a day? There really ueed be but one dishwashing done each day. If the dishes are cleaned with the pliable blade of a palette knife, they can be piled up neatly overnight. The work of doing the whole batch at once, in the morning hours, is not half the trou ble It is to do them at night, when dressed for the evening. Every housekeeper should have, too, a dish rack in which the dishes, after rinsing, are left to dry. It Is simply an ancient fetich that wiping with a towel is required. In Ideal kitchens in modern palaces the dishes are never dried. The finest china and glass are finished by placing in the rack to dry, and it may b? added are keptjbrighter by this means. There 13 no reason why dishes should be washed three times a day, nor why the dish towel should be adhered to no reason except that women lack ini tiative. The average feminine is a creature of habit; she clings to unnec essary and foolish ways for no better reason than because her mother and grandmother did things so. Ifr is the hardest thing in the world for her to revolutionize her housekeep ing; yet no profession, occupation or job on earth stands in greater need of revolutionizing. Broad-Brimmed Sailor Hat. This hat Is one of the best-liked models shown at several of the most exclusive milliners'. The trimming Is very simple, and presents few diflicul les to the home milliner. The .model was In fine white chip, trimmed with a. large bow across the front in j;reen taffeta ribbon. A creamy-white rose, with mottled white and green foliage, was placed across the back at the base of the crown. The hat was faced al most to the edge with green taffeta. Love Defined. Before the International School Con gress in London, Dr. Sir James Chich-ton-Browne defined love at first sight as being (1) t. species of cerebral com motion, and (2) the stirring of some hitherto dormant association centers by an appropriate affinitive Impres sion." The scientific value of this transcendent discovery, In the opinion of the Independent, Is almost equal to the conclusions reached by an Ameri can university a few years ago when an investigation was made of a large number of school children to discover their preference for dogs and cats. The astonished world learned that most boys loved dogs best and inot girls cats. Help Yonr Husband. A college girl who won a Th. D. de gree tells how she succeeded in mar ried life and says that if most wives put as much energy Into the work of helping their husbands as into a "ca reer" it would pay much better. Begin ning with a salary of $2." a week, they lived in two rooms; the college girl did the cooking and all the washing, but her husband's shirts and col lars. They lived on $13 a week and saved $10. The man is now making $10,000 a year, but through every step of the way his wife helped him up. . Snft-gestions for Slot hers. In all your intercourse with children, remember these things: Learn to gov ern yourself before you try to govern them. Have reason to rcsicct yourself before expecting them to resiect you. Don't say in their hearing what you wouldn't like to hear them say. Never correct them when you are angry your self. Pay not the slightest attention to tale-bearing. They will learn politeness and kindness and gentleness a thou sand times better from your daily ex ample than from years of precept. Fluffy Boas. Mallne and chiffon lions will be a part of every complete wardrobe, and they are Just as beautiful and perish able as ever. Some of the styles mere ly encircle the neck, fastening low on the dress front with Invisible hooks and eye. Another style is made with knife plaiting and docs not look unlike some of the Elizabethian ruffs worn with a tiny chiffon coat, likewise trimmd with chenille of the finest variety, and while white is the most fashlonible, the colored ones are also seen. lletalntnjr Men Friends. It is not at all uncommon to hear a girl say in speaking 0f a man: "I used to know him well before be was married, but I don't see him now." More than half the time it is because she has not gone about It the right way to have the wife like her, and thus she has made a great mistake. The best times that a girl can have is through the married women she knows. It may seem good fun to bat around with men, and some gk's seem to think it is a sign of cleverness to say that they do not like women, but in the end th-?se girls don't have as much fun as those who know women as well as men. v To lose good old friendship of a man a girl has known many years simply txx'ause he is married is a pity, and many times quite unnecessary. A lit tle tact and thoughtfulness will make the wife quite as good a friend, too, and instead of losing one by the change a girl will gain another. A writer in one of the current maga zines warns mothers against the danger of allowing children to go about with their legs uncovered, as the fashion of short socks permits. It Is the cause of s-ire throats and cold extremities, she says, interferes with digestion, besides sowing the seeds of rheumatism. In warm weather, even, the child is much annoyed by mosquitoes, and, alto gether, she does not approve of the fashion at all. From the time he Is 2 months to 2 years old baby should have at least from twelve to fourteen hours sleep In the twenty-four, the amount, of course, decreasing as' he grows older. From 2 years until 4 he should have two hours sleep during the day, besides what he has at night. To keep an infant or young child up late at night Is abomi nable, for the nervous habits he devel ops In the stimulation of lights and Inking among people at the time he should be quiet may never be over come. Baby should be asleep for the night by 7 o'clock, and not later, If be Is to have the rest necessary. It Is not well to rock him to sleep, for the mo tion is bad, in spite of what our grandmothers thought and did, says the New York Evening Telegram. It iray bring on cerebral congestion, as a result of the enlarged condition of the brain vessels, and the best way of fix ing him for the night Is to put him In his crib on cool sheets and let him go to sleep alone. It may take some time and trouble at first to train him to this, but it can and should be done, both for his sake and that of his par ents. Who Is Iteiponalble? Wherever In all the world the spe cial gifts of women are needed, there Is woman's sphere, says a wise woman writer. The qualities that differenti ate woman from man are affection, quick sympathy, intuitive perceptions, a gift for sweet ordering, arrangemeut and decision; while man Is the creator, defender and discoverer. Bach Is es sential to the other, and each should enter in some degree Into every phase of the other's life. This disposes of the drawing of arbitrary lines. If men will become truly manly and, woman truly womanly, both will gravitate to their rightful place in any age of the world. If man today were the brave and ten der lover and protector he Is intended to be, he would have no occasion to complain that woman has grown in dependent and even entered Into com petition with him. It Is because men have first been deficient In wisdom that women have come to, seem deficient in love. Western Women Are Farmers. In only fouc of the forty-seven occu pations employing at least 5,000 adult female breadwinners did women con stitute a smaller proportion than 3 per cent of the total. These four were bar bers and hair-dressers, lalwrers, mer chants and dealers. There are 307,700 women farmers registered in the United States, 5.4 per cent of the entire nuui Ier of farmers, yet this was sixth in the number of women actually em ployed. White women farmers are principally in the Central and Western States, and most of them were in the first place farmers' wives. Not More Unhappy 'ovr. Ida Ilusted Harper thinks It is very foolish to think that marriages are more unhappy today than they were when It was thought a disgrace to get a divorce. In those days women suf fered, now they sue for a divorce. When married women are unhappy to day they let the world know It, and it will be always a question of In dividual opinion as to whether it is better to suffer in silence, or to risk a chance of happiness by throwing off a galling yoke. What Wonld Yon Do. What would you do if you are a wom an and 40 and obliged to earn your own living, and should lose your position or suddenly be thrown upon the world, with no preparation for business? This is a question that has brought out a great deal of discussion, and It is good to see that many women of 40 and more are ready with suggestions as to what they would do if such tiling were to happen to them. m Braid and fringe of all descriptions are much seen. Hoods of exquisite lace and facing frills of the same lace are details be ing introduced upon wns. Materials are so many and so var ied la color and texture that monotony of effect is practically impossible. The separate coats of the season have a wide range and are divided In to distinct classes suitable for widely varying purposes. In Paris the short skirt Is receiving an almost unprecedented amount of at tention and dresses to clear the ground are even seen in the realm of after noon toilets. For afternoon gowns the daintily checked voiles In two-toned effects are exceptionally attractive, when fash ioned with a garniture of silk, which gives them body. Ball fringe, very large grelots, long and oraate tassels, cords of silk and chenille and any number of detached motifs In passementerie or braid orna ment the new costumes. ' Smocking is gradually returning to favor, although it is not very practi cal for washable materials, but for such fabrfes as may be dry cleaned sat isfactorily it Is always pretty. Walking suits are plain. Even the folds around the skirts are gradually disappearing on the newest designs. The new circular skirt seems to be adaptable to very little variety In walking costumes. One of the latest of millinery blooms Is brown lilac, which has much the appearance of the natural flower when it has been subjected for too long a period to the unmerciful rays of the sun. A few sprays of fresh lilac are almost invariably mixed with the scorched brown blossoms, two or three withered leaves being likewise fre quently added. Do You . Freckle? Freckle remedies are always In or der. Here are several: Morning and night rub over the skin a combination made of a half dram ol boraclc acid and a quarter of an ounc$ of ointment of rosewater. Do not think that this Is going to cause the freckle? to disappear like magic. It will not, It will simply prevent them from in creasing, and if they are very light in color will cause them to fade aftci a time. Stronger, but quite useable, If one does not unnecessarily expose the face at the time, is sixteen grains of oleate of copper mixed with half an ounce ol oxide of blue ointment This should be rubbed on night and morning aftoi washing. Still another lotion that can be ap plied sever: times during the day is q mixture of two ounces of lactic acid, one ounce of glycerin and half an ounce of rosewater. It should ba mopped on with a bit of muslin. An ointment that Is sometimes more convenient to pack than a liquid la made of ten grains of levigated sul phate of zinc and a half ouuee of eldir flower ointment. These are mixed and rubbed on night and morning. Cheeked Taffeta Gown. tC ? r " Very graceful is the princess gown depleted In the sketch. The princess Idea is accentuated by having the skirt perfectly tight-fitting over the hips; below shows a graduation of the ma terial. The bretelle effect Is also com bined with the skirt; the side gores extend over the shoulders and meet a similar extension from the back. A cap is added to the bretdles falling over each shoulder. Suitable develop ment can be had in taffeta, chiffon Pan ama, shantung, rajah, checked or striped voile and linen. A fine lin gerie wakt worn with the skirt makes a pretty costume. Dollies for Flower Pots. An' Ingenious woman who likes to display her flowering plants on .little teak wood stands made dollies for the flower holders of white oilcloth, pinked on the edges and decorated In the cen ter with floral motifs. The latter were cut from wall paper or magazines, ap plied with gum arable and then treated to a coating of white varnish. These mats stand washing with soap and water. Disapproves of College. Mrs. Luther Gulick, wife of the not ed educator, says that she would not send her girls to college. She says that she thinks there is a reaction against a college or university training for girls, as hardly more than 50 per cent of them marry after it. She thinks a hlghschool education or its equivalent Is enough for girls, with some special work afterwards In domestic science or aifillated subject. Illark Stockings Going. Black stockings are banished to the farthest outposts of fashion's realm, and colored ones have arrived instead. They demand for their completely pret ty setting colored footgear. That Is why we find black patent leather galoshes with gray, fawn, green, ruby and even purple "uppers" worn with hosiery of the tints mentioned. The Simulated Poet. The most idiotic specimen of male humanity who ever trod the face of this globe, by allowing his hair to grow two or three Inches beyond the recog nized standard, would Immediately con vince numberless women that he pos sessed a poetic soul. Gentlewoman. England Drops n Prejudice. Marriage with a deceased wife's sis ter has finally become legalized in Great Britain, the House of Lords hav ing by 08 to 54 votes passed tbe bill sanctioning such unions. Patronize those who advertise. THE BATTLE - FIELDS. &LD SOLDIERS TALK OVER ARMY EXPERIENCES. rhe Bine and the Gray Review Inci dents of the Late War, and In a Graphic and Interesting Manner Tell of Camp, March and Battle. April 20, 1SC2, the first public runer- al of a soldier killed In the CIvl. War was held In Chicago. The solemn and Impressive service was In honor of Irv ing Washington Carson, a brilliant and daring young cavalry officer, who had lost his life on the field of Shiloh. Carson was already famous as a scout, and had the admiration and love of General Grant and of Prentiss, the hero of Shiloh. While carrying dispatches from Grant to Prentiss, who was holding "The Hornets' Nest," In the center of the field, Carson was killed struck by a cannon ball, just as he delivered his message to the fighting general who, that first day of Shiloh, undoubtedly saved the Union forces from utter rout and confusion. Carson was without family In Chi cago, but the able and large-(hearted Andrew Garrison, in whose office he was studying law when he enlisted, re ceived the soldier's remains from Gen eral Grant, who had asked what should be done with Carson's body. A public meeting had been held, and It had been decided to bury the scout with military honors and to' make his grave In a plot of ground to be pur chased as the burial lot of Union sol dicrs. The funeral was held In tnc First Baptist Church, then standing on the comer of W'ashlngton and La Salle streets, where the Chamber of Com merce building now stands. Rev. Dr. Evarts preached the funeral sermon to a great congregation, and when the cor tege marched through the streets it was In the presence of a multitude. With military pomp, flag-draped cof fin, muffled drums, walling music and the last salute of musketry the soldier was laid to rest, the first of that groat company of loyal and grim fighting men whose dust has been placed beneath the sod in Rosehlll Cemetery. The spot where the gallant scout was to He In his grave was selected by the younger daughter of Andrew Garrison, now known to many Chicagoans as Mrs. James Chlsholm. It was near where the soldiers' monument now stands, but the spot Is unmarked at present, says Mrs. Chlsholm, although she can point out the place where the soldier lies. There is a stone with tUe name of Carson upon it, some twenty feet from the scout's grave. But it matters not; there among the ashes of the devoted and brave, names count for little. It sufllces that the graves in that part of "God's acre" are those of soldiers. After the war General Grant, with one or two war comrades, visited the grave of Carson, and paid him the trib ute of words, earnest and tender, such as aro due a brave man. Carson enlisted early in the war, in Barker's dragoons, and went to Spring field and Cairo. General Prentiss took a fancy to the lank, wiry young fellow, and sent him out on some scouting work. This just suited Carson's love of adventure, and he made a record for daring and clever resource. He rose to the rank of captain and became Grant's favorite scout All through Missouri and Kentucky the name of "Carson, Grant's own scout," came to be known In the armies of North and South. Ills career was cut short at Shiloh, and so his grave was made here In Chicago before the deadly clutch of the later years of the war had been imagined or dreamed of. At Shiloh, though, the young soldier paw grim and terible fighting, such as was not, probably, exceeded In bitter ness and In slaughter at any time dur ing the four years of the nation's agony. Peacefully rest the ashes of the brave on the slope at RosehilL On Decoration day flowers are all around the place where he was laid, and every day of the year the flag he died for flies In all the four winds of earth, upon all Its seas, and among all the nations under tbe sun." Ada C. Swett, In Chicago Journal. Old Abe Ilardnp for m Joke. During a conversation which took place In tbs summer of 1S&4, between President Lincoln and a distinguished Western Senator, the various legislative nominations for the Presidency then being made were Incidentally referred to. "Yes," said Mr. Lincoln, moving his leg with evident gratification ; yes, Senator, the current seoms to be setting one way "It does, really, seem to be setting all one way, was the answer of the Senator; "but, Mr. Lincoln, as you have told me several good stories since I have been here, permit me, If you please; to tell you one: - "It has always been observed that the Atlantic ocean, at the Straits of Gibraltar, constantly pours Into the Mediterranean with a tremendous vol ume. The Bosphorus empties into it, at Its other end, and rivers are seen contributing to Its waters all along the coast. It was for many years the con stant puzzle of geographers why the Mediterranean under all theso acces sions, never got full and overran Its banks. After a while, however, a curl ous fellow took the notion of dropping a plummet in the center of the straits, when lo! he discovered that, though the tremendous body of water on the surface was rushing Inward from the ocean, a still more powerful body was passing outward, In a counter current, at some twenty feet below!" "Oh, ah!' said Old Abe, seriously, and evidently nonplussed for the first tune in his life ; "that does not 're mind' me of any story I ever heard be fore 1" II amors of War. During the Civil War the commander of a marching detachment looked along his line, scowled at its Irregularity, then shouted aloud: "Close up! Close up, you fellows! Why, If the enemy were to fire on us now they couldn't hit ono of you." Another commander, while a battle was In progress, came upon a straggler who was running away, with tears streaming down his cheeks. "My man, don't be a baby!" the general remonstrated, thinking to shame the renegade. "Boo-hoo ! Wisht I was a baby, and a gal baby at that, was the answer that showed hini the case was hopeless. That is less humanly amusing than the answer of a guileless lieutenant who with half a company had been captured and paroled by the ubiquitous John Morgan. Upon reaching Federal territory the lieutenant made haste to report to the nearest post commander, 1 who, after duly welcoming the new comer, 6ald: 'Tell me how all thl happened. Were you surprised ?" "Surprised! A heap worse'n that I tell you, I was plum astonished to see them gray fellers. I was, fer a fact. colonel," the lieutenant answered, with. the air of one who fully covers the case. Success Magazine. National Soldiers Homes. , "I am deeply Interested In the Unit ed States soldiers' homes," writes a veteran reader. Wi!l you please tell something about the national homes, how many there are and where they are, and how many soldiers they ac commodate? It seems as Jf, the war being so long past, the homes must begin to be thinning out In popula tion." March 3, 1SG3, Congress established the National Home for Disabled Vol unteer Soldiers, with provisions allow lng for branches in different parts ol the country as they should be needed, There was already the Soldlers Horn In Washington, founded under the lead of Gen. Scott, for soldiers of the regu lar army. The eastern branch at Togus, neai Augusta, Me., was the first branch ol the national home for volunteers to b opened. It was opened for use In 18ö& It has 1,894 acres of land and can ac commodate 2,300 members. Central branch, at Columbus, Ohio was the next put into use, In 1867, and was Immediately removed to Dayto: Ohio. This became the largest of all the horn ä Its cost was over a mil lion and a half dollars, and it can takt care of 5,000 men. Tbe sxune year northwestern branch) at Milwaukee, Wis., was dedicated, an4 within Its beautiful precincts are hou ed In comfort, at times, 2,250 members Southern branch, at Hampton, Va was the next home opened, In 1870, no commodating 3Ji0. Western branch) near Leavenworth, Kan., followed Ii 18S5, with room for 2,S0a The land for this home was donated, with char acterlstlc Western generosity. It hai 2,850 members. In 1SSS the government showed 1U care for the health of the veterans bj opening the Taclfic branch, near Santi Monica, CaL The C30 acres of thli branch were donated. This home cai take care of 1,000 members. Tht Marion home, near Marion, Ind., wai opened In 1830. It can house and can for 1,970 members. The Danville, 111, home was opened in 1S0S, and has room for 2,400 men. Mountain home, ueai Johnson City, Temu, is now under cor struction. It Is in use, and has 1eej In use sln-ie 1903, though not entirelj finished. . In addition to these nine branchei there is now being built, at a cost ol a million dollars, Battle Mountain san. itarium, at Hot Springs, S. D. Already patients are received at this sanltarl um, wh'ch is run as one of the ad juncts, if not as one of the regulaj branches, of the national system ol homes for disabled volunteer sol diers. The officers of the national homes an the following: Managers The President of thi United States, tbe chief justice, tht secretary of war, ex-ofljcils; Gen. Mar tin T. McMahon, president of the boanj of managers, New York Clty CoL Johu J. Mitchell, first vice president, Mil waukee, Wis. ; Gen. Thomas J. Ileuder son, second vice president. Princetoa 111.; CoL George W. Steele, secretary Marlon, Ind.; Gen. Charles M. Ander son, Greenville, Ohio; CoL Sidney G Cooke, Herlngton, Kan.; Maj. William II. Bonsall, Los Angeles, CaL; Gen. J, Marshall Brown, Portland, Me.; Col Walter P. Brownlow, Jonesboro, Tenn. Capt. Henry E. Palmer, Omaha, Neb. General Treasurer Maj. Moses liar rls, U. S. A, New York City. Assistant Inspectors General Gen X. M. Curtis and Gen. J. T. Richanls. New York City. Assistant General Treasurer and As slstant Inspector General George B Patrick, New Y'ork City. Chicagc JournaL Brotber Asralast Brother. i A man named C e lived In Missouri about fifty miles from the Kansas bor der. Ills family, originally from thi South, had settled In Southwesterr, Missouri. Wben the war broke out liii two brothers avowed disloyalty to tht government. Joined the secession ormy: and they urged him to do bo too. Bui he was true to his allegiance to thi Union and its starry ensign. Hesitating, and with the ties of kindred to distraa him, he remained a passive witness ol events until all the man that was li him at length induced him to take hii place In the great struggle. A few dayi after a younger brother rode up to nil house. At the time he was out of hit wagon, and had been practicing witt his rifle at a mark, and had just load ed. The younger brother said, "I'm glad you're thinking about your jrua You'd better Join a company." "I have done so,'was the calm reply "Whose?" "Captain 's," naming the captal; of a company of home guards that had been raised In that county. "Ah! that's what you are at. Is Itr cried the younger brothei and draw lng a Colt's navy, he continued, Tvt got something for you," and fired. Tin ball lodged in the breast of the eldei brother, who staggered and fell wltl the violence or suddenness of thi shock. Recovering himself, however, for a moment, with superhuman energy, he got upon his knees, and seizing hit rifle, pointed it at his murderous broth er, who turned and fled, but the riflt ball in his spine arrested the corrse ol the Rebel forever. The family of tin Union man gathered a few of their eft fects hurriedly, and fled with him In I wagon at last reaching Kansas, where though severely wounded, he blowly re covered. The Only Way. A gentle sense of humor was not In compatible with the dignified gravity of Gen. Robert E. Lee. When the Civil War was just begin, nlng, says the Outlook, the commander of a volunteer military company re ported to General Lee, in great aglta tlon, that it would require some tlm for the old flintlock shooting-irons ol bis companions to be changed and fitted for percussion-caps. The general appeared to In? ponder lng the matter. "The only way I ean see," he Bald, "to get out of your dilemma Is to tele graph to Mr. Lincoln to have the wai put off for three -weeks." Virginia furnished the first and only commander-in-chief of the Americas army during the revolution one, too, who served without pay. He was also president of the first and only United States Constitutional Convention, am also the first President of the United States. A Virginian wrote the Declarav tion of Independence.