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Tontine HAWLEY SMART AtW : r&roUa B.nd "Bm U Win." CHAPTER XIII. Nt day Jack Phil.imore ma Je his way to Ronald Rinjwood's chambers in Öle temple. He found that light of the law at home. Jack's name, of course, was luite sufficient an introduction. Ring wood shook him heartily by the hand, put him into an easy chair, proffered him tobacco in all shapes, and then said: "Now you shall tell me what there is to tell about dear old Dob ; by the time yoa have done that I hope you will feel that I am no longer a stranger." Jack Phillimore heartily responded to his host's cordial welcome, and briefly told the little there was to tell about Bob Rlnjrwood. "By the way," lie continued, "that was a very curious bit of news that you sent Tx In your last letter to hin. I never heard my uncle make the slightest allusion to being engaged in any such big lottery as you mentioned. Of course, I understand that it !s only a chance, but if it did come off it would be a tremend ous windfall for him. I should think it vould enable him to clear Laketown." "TTmt. of course, I can -not say, bar ing no conception of the extent of his liabilities: but since ' I wrote Lord Lak ington has taken steps to entire' that a big slice of that hundred and sixty thou sand pounds falls to himself. I was talk ing over the whole thing with Mr. Car buckle, one of tie great 'guns' of our profession, and an old friend of the Vis count's, and he said it was quite one of tiie smartest moves he had ever heard of." "What the deuce do you mean? said Phillimore. "Why, surely you hare heard that your cousin, the Honorable Miss Beatrice, is about to be married." Tes; to a fellow called Pegram, I am told. And why on earth she is going to marry him we can none of us understand, unless it is that the beast has lots of money." I can make tnat clear to you in a very few words. Tegram senior is one of the three nominators left in tlie 'Great Tontine. His son is to marry Lord Lakington's daughter, so that the Vis count and Pegram senior nay share the whole hundred and sixty thousand pounds between them as soon as they can prove the death of the nominee of Miss Ca tor ham, the third nominator left in. He was an old man of wandering habits, and, as he has not been hear! of for some time, the probability is that the result of the inquiries the Pegrams are insti tuting will result in the discovery of his decease." "What a rascally plot' exclaimed Jack Phillimore pa.vsionately. "I begin to see it all now. Beatrice is sacrificing herself and me for the sake of her father. Do you know that I looked upon myself as engaged to my cousin when I left Eng land some few months ago." "No. I cannot say I did; nor did I know of this projected marriags till about tiree nights ago. I certainly did know that Lord Lakington had a daughter, be cause, as Miss Cater ham's representative of the 'Great Tontino,' I made it my duty to inquire about the other competitors. I, like the Pegrams, am diligently searching for Miss Caterham's missing nominee, al though, of course in diametricaly opposite Interest to theirs ; my object being to find the old man alive, and theirs to find him dead. Do you love your cousin Beatrice In genuine earnest?" "Do I lore her? What nonseng yoa are talking; she is the only woman I ever cared a rush about in the course of my life. Hare I not come home to claim her as my bride, and prevent this dis graceful marriage, if possible?" "Then you will excuse my asking you one more delicate question. Have you been at all successful T ' "No j my uncle won't listen to me. ne ays the marriage id all arranged, and must take place, while Beatrice refuses to see me. "Well, Mr. Phillimore, you cannot be paid to have don much for yourself as yet. What do you say to entering into partnership with me? If some vague sus picions I have formed should happen to be justified, there will be an end to this marriage at once." "I will do anything to save Beatrice from her imprudence. She may never be mine; but I am convinced that she is marrying this man very much against her own inclinations, and is likely to be a very miserable wife in consequence." "Just wait a bit, while I think it tver," replied Ringwood, and he began to walk up and down the room. Two or three minutes thought, and he came to a top and said: "Now listen to me, and don't Interrupt me till I have finished. You can easily understand that to gain such a sum as this an unscrupulous per lo n would not be likely to stick at any fraud which he fancied might escape de tection. A very clever man, upon hear ing that I was acting for Miss Cater- ham, remarked. 'I can only say, that, in your case, I should scrutinize the other rmpetltors pretty closely.' Thi is how come to know so much about your uncle and the Pegrams as I do. Now, although noblemen at times have shown themselves by no means exempt from the frailties of their baser-born brethren, still I am bst for a moment insinuating that Lord Lakington would condescend to foul play of any description ; but, about these Peg rams, strictly between you and me, I flon't feel implicit confidence. They ar lawyers, and the old man especially has the reputation of being a hard, crafty man, very unscrupulous in driving a bar- CJn, and dabbling a good deal of specu tion and money lending. I intend to Investigate the proceedings of the Peg rams during the last few months pretty closely, and, if possible, find out who is their nominee. Now this ought to suit ou as well as me. If Pegram has com mitted a fraud, this marriage will, of course, fall through ; or we -may succe-d in finding such strong presumption that he has done so as to justify a postpone ment of the marriage. That would suit you ; while, 0.1 my side, I should get rid of one of Miss Caterham's adversaries perhaps." "That is a splendid idea. I will go in with you heart and soul." "Very good; then the first thing we have got to do is to ascertain, if possi ble, who is likely to be o!d Pegram's nom inee. I have a friend who, I think, will rire us a valuable hint on that point if he can only be convinced that this mar riage is against Miss PhiJIimore'a inclina tions." "But when he hears all that I have to tell him surely that will be sufficient," replied Phillimore hastily. "Well, she refused to see you. Is there not any friend of the family who takes yovrr part? "Tea; Mrs. Lyme Wregis, Beatrice's grandmother. It was she who sent me Word of this projected marriage, and called me home from Malta. Beatrice has lived with her all her life." "What ! the widow of the famous finan cier? That is the very thing. It is very possible my friend Hemmingby, the man lier of the 'Vivacity,' knows something cf her. Ton get a note from her, strong ly backing up your case, and I think IXemmlBgby will help us. He knor.s these regnims well, and almost hinted the oth er n:ght that he could make a pretty shrerd guess in what direction to begin hi Inquiries." "All right," said Phillimore. rising. "I will get that letter from Mrs. Lyme Wregis to-morrow, and we will erpose these Pegram bandits before the week is out" CHAPTER XIV. Jack Phillimore was as energetic a young gentleman of eijht-and-twenty as needs be. Of a restless and active dis position, he was not at all the man to sit with his arms crossed undr any cir cumstances. That he should engage in this campaign against the Pegrams with with all his characteristic energy was only natural. It was a fight for the hand of the girl he loved, wholesome animosity towards a rival that can alwav be if pended upon in the glamor of a firt pas sion. He was in the Victoria road soon after twelve: and, asking for Mrs. Lyme Wregis, found that lady, as he anticipated, in the drawing room alone. "I am afraid I did not pity my cards well yesterday." said Jack, th-? first greet ings passed. "I a little lost rjy temper. I as tried rather hardly." "Yes," replied Mrs. Lyme Wregis ; "you had a chance and failed to taka a '1 vantage of It. There was a moment when she was in a melting mood; and if you had only been tender with her then. I think the chances are that she would have con fessed everything, and we should at least have known the 'why of this strange marriage.' "I must do n y best to remedy the mis take. In the Meantime, strictly between ourselves, you will promise me, Mrs. Lyme Wregis, not even to hint, not to breathe a word of what I am going to tell youT "You may rely upon my silence, said the old lady. "It has been suggested to me that there is something not quite right about these Pegrams. and surely that is a point that ought to be cleared up. I am given to understand that the. man who hold possession of the clue quite declines to open his mouth on the matter unless he is first firmly convinced that Beatrice is in reality averse to this proposed mar riage." "Well, why do you not tell him that she Is so?" "Ah, you see that, as a rejected lover, he would hardly credit my evidence on that point There la only one person that I can think of whom he is likely to accept as an authority, and that Is your self." "Me! But who on earth, pray, is this mysterious unknown? and when, where, and how does he expect me to testify?" "You know Mr. Hemmingby, manager of the Vivacity Theater, I think?" "Yes, very slightly; Lakington has brought him tip into oar box once or twice. I am quite willing, If It pleases you, to admit that he seemv-nl a pleas ant, gentlemanly man enough ; but you don't, surely, expect me to write and call him to the family counsels?" "And yet 5f you do not, I don't know how we are to get this clue that I re quire." "But, my dear Jack, it 'is impossible. I cannot write to a man I only just know about such an extremely delicate subject as this. You must see that yourself." "Ye?, I will admit it i very awkward : but I do not know what else to suggest. You would do a good deal to break off this Pegram marriage, would you not?" "Most decidedly, although I should be running in direct opposition to your un cle. Still, I am convinced that Beatrice's heart is not in It, and that nothing but nnhappiness can come of it; but I do not see it is possible for me to write to Mr. Hemmingby." "Stop. I think I have it. You cannot write to Mr. Hemmingby; but .there is no reason why you should not write a letter to me, which I can show to him and which will doubtless have the same effect." "I do not mind doing that, Jack, re plied the old lady ; "only, remember, I must not be supposed to know that It is going to be shown to anybody, nor do I want to know anything about what you are doing for the present. It will be quite sufficient for me to hear. all about it whenever you have that to tell to Mr. Pegram's disadvantage which shall make thi2 marriage impossible. Their attempt ing to keep me hoodwinked about the real reasons of this match is simply a gross piece of disrespect on both their parts. No; I have argued my best against this marriage with each of them, and now I trust I am about to do something more." And so saying, the old lady rose, and proceeded to write rapidly for two or three minutes. She folded up her note, placed it in an envelope, directed it, and thee, to Jack Phillimore's astonishment, proceeded to fasten It and stamp it. "There," she said, as she handed it to him, "you will find that all you want ; but I prefer that it should go through the poet, 0 that there may be no suspicion of its "having been written for Mr. Hem mingby's perusal. Drop it into the pillar box." "Thank you very much," said Jack, as he took the missive. "It shall be posted as you wish. Armed with this, if I have any luck, I shall beat that beast Pegram yet; and now I will say good-by." Jack awaited the arrival of that note of Mrs. Lyme Wregis' which he had him self posted, feeling a little disposed to anathematize that lady's over-caution. No sooner did it arrive than Jack sped to the Temple, and, placing it In Ring- wood's hands, suggested the sooner they saw Mr. Hemmingby the better. The two accordingly proceeded to the "Vivacity," and were fortunate enough to find that Mr. Hemmingby had not left the theater. "I gave you a hint," he said, "about what I should do if I were in your place, and I told you then that I had nothing now to do with it, and as they were both friends of mine, had excellent reasons for not meddling with what docs Dot con cern me." "Yes," replied Ringwood, who had evi dently got up his brief with great care ; "but you would not see the young lady sacrificed fraudulently to a Pegram when it is within your power to prevent it." "Allow me to remark that I know nothing about any fraud ; and as for the lady, slbe is going to marry Bob Pegram of her own free will, and it is most obvi ously no business of mine even if she is only marrying him to please her rela tions." He took the letter that Ringwood proffered. He read it carefully, and as he concluded, said ; "Well, the writer speaks her mind pret ty plainly. She is the young lady's grand mother, is she not? It does seem rather throwing herself away," continued the manager, "a beautiful girl like Miss Phil limore marrying such a one-horse looking concern as Bob Pegram. Sti'l, though they won't match, Bob is a good-tempered fellow; they will have plenty of gold dust, and I have no doubt will run to gether pretty comfortably." "But still," burst in hot-headed Jack Phillimore, "yoa are an okl friend of Lord Lnkington'8 ; you would surely not see his daughter made miserable for life by leing married to a man she cannot care about a man like Pegram, whose account of himself, after all, is extremely doubt ful." "Excuse me, Mr. Phillimore," replied the manager. "That Bob Pegram i3 what he represents himself to be, I can vouch for, but you are a relation, and so have a claim to interfere ; to say nothing," he concluded slowly, and with a slight twin kle of his eye, "of a rather personal in terest in the matter if I mistake not." "Be quiet, Phillimore," suddenly ex claimed Ringwood. "Look hre. Hem nüngby, you know just as well as we dj that this marriage is simply the amalga mation of the two last shareholders, a Ihey suppose themselves, in the 'Great Tontine.' I declare I think, under th circumstances, that somebody nght tt see that old Pegram's claim is all right If Lord Lakington is too indolent to take the trouble, then I really think that Jack Phillimore, as Miss Beatrice's next nearest relation, is justified in seeing that Miss Beatrice's wedding settlements, which, in good truth, are involved in the 'Tontine,' are all right and genuine." "Quite so," replied the manager. "Still, as I said before, what have I to do with all ttis?" 1 "Everything and nothing," replied Ringwood. "We will investigate the Teg rcms; but what we want you to do for us, is Just to give us a hint where to be gin." "And now," exclaimed Ringwood, breathlessly, "what is to be our first move?" "I think," replied Hemmingby slowly, "that the history of the illness of Mr. Krabbe, from the time he broke down in Pegram's office and had to give up work, down to the state of his health in his re tirement at the present day, would very likely pay for looking into." "Crabb Crabb; I never heard the nnme before," observed Ringwood. "How do you spell it C-r-a-b-b?': "No; it is rather singularly spelt- K-r-a-b-b-e Krabbe. He was, till lately, old Pegram's confidential clerk, and that is where I should begin, no matter why." "Well, rhillimore," exclaimed Ring wood, rising, "we must be very grateful for what has been vouchsafed to us. Good-by, Hemmingby; I do not suppose we shall get any more out of you." "No," rejoined the manager, laughing. "The oracle has spoken. When you have worked out the clue I have given you let me know the result, and I will tell you what I think of you as detectives. (To be continued.) OCEAN SIGHTS. A Sea Serpent That Troved to Be Something Cine. There are plenty of marine animals beside whales that are Interesting to travelers, writes a correspondent who has knocked about earth's waterways a great deal, and among them are the sharks, voracious and omnivorous monsters of the sea. They are to bo seen in many waters, but are most abundant In the tropics. One of the first I ever saw was a short distance out from Sandy Hook, and it was about as long as a New England orthodox sermon of colonial days. A short dis tance behind It came two porpoises, swimming side by side, as If they were attendants of the huge brute. T?.e waters of the Malay IVnlnsula. of Sumatra, Borneo and Java, swarm with them, where In many localities they are competitors of the crocodile, but out number them by a large majority. At one plaee In those waters the skipper told us about a friend of his who wished to take a bath and asked his servant if it would be safe at a certain place; In other words, whether there were any sharks there. Being assured there were none he went In and bad a fine plunge and swim. After coming out he asked his servant how It hap pened there were no sharks there, when they were so numerous everywhere else, and was told It was because the croco diles had driven them away. We heard grewsome tales down there about the ravages committed by the sharks and we saw no crocodiles. While crossing the Gut of Bengal In 1005, coming from Burmah and India, we saw many snakes lying rest fully upon the surface of the water, and as we are strictly temperate In habit and Imagination this statement need not be taken, as many shot Id, "with a grain of salt" They were of a chocolate color, none of them appar ently more than two feet long, always colled up comfortably like a reputable sausage and never under any circum stances did they pay the slightest at tention to the steamer, even when It would almost touch them and would drench them with foam. The sea serpent, almost a mythologi cal figure and regarded currently as a figment of the brain, has evoluted into a potent fact. When crossing between Naples and Boston a few years ago and not long after touching at the Azore Islands, two of the passengers who were out earlier than the rest actually saw a sea serpent. They not only de scribed It, but made drawings of It, and they were not men of convivial habits, either. Anyone who has gone through the splendid aquarium at Naples filled with Mediterranean Sea animals only, and has seen the largo snakes allvo there In the bottom of the huge glass tanks, would not consider the sea serpent as a flight of the Imag ination. Many years ago, when cross ing the Firth of Forth In Scotland, we saw a school of porpoises a short dis tance away swimming in a line. Often two or three would be Jumping out of the water at a time and a lateral view produced upon the mind of the observer the effect of one long undulating con tinuous body. We thought we bed dis covered the genesis of the sea serpent, but we know better now. Hot Onions Cure for rnenmonla. Hot onions, iccording to a French physician, are said to be a sure cure for pneumonia. The remedy is as fol lows: Take six or ten onions, accord ing to slie, and chop fine, put in a large pan over a fire, then add the same quantity of rye meal and vine gar enough to make a thick paste. In the meantime stir It thoroughly, letting It simmer for five or ten minutes. Then put in a cotton bag large enough to cover the lungs and apply to chest as hot as patient can bear. In about ten minutes apply another, and thus continue by reheating the poultices, and In a few hours the patient wlil be out of danger.' This simple remedy has never failed to cure this too often fatal malady. Usually three or four appli cations will be sufficient Detroit News. Not Well Named. "Now where did I lay my rat, I won der?" fretted Mrs. Trousseau. "Your er rat?" said her husband. "Do you mean that fluffy thing you put on your head?" "Of course!" "I'm sure I don't know, my dear; but w!:y call it a rat? Rabbit would be better It would sound more like real hare." Llpplncott's. Tito Classes. "I thought you said ho was an ex Iert golfer?" MI didn't mean he playe 1 It, I meant he talked It" Houston Post Which? Gunner The Van Alberts have had the same girl ten years. Guyer Good cook, or docs she know their family secrets? Bathing with eqal parts of witch hazel and water is very restful to the eyes. Another plan U to bathe the eyes with warm water In which are dis solved a p'nch of powdered borax and two or three drops of spirits of camphor. Cover Up Yonr Troubles. Did you ever know a person who made it a business to parade her R-oes? If you did, she never saw you If you saw her first. Our stock of sympathy 13 limited and soon dries up with excessive demands upon it. What is the good of parading troubles, lnyway? Does it make the burden lighter to be constantly holding it be fore our own eyes, or to pour it into uninterested ears? There are times when, if we can discuss our woes with the right person, the sting may be eased. To brood in silence is neither healthy nor wise. What we need is to learn the difference between hiding our troubles from the world and keep ing them hidden only to corrode our very soul. What most of us need is to learn to keep unpleasant things to our-! selves. Try Just for a day leaving un said the word of complaint or repining. When one's attention Is called to lt it is surprising how many of our pin pricks we needlessly ßhift to the shoul ders of others. Covering up our troubles is like burying tubers In the sand bringing them to the light causes shriveling and uselessness Keep them well hid den and they keep sweet and whole some. Parading trouble Is not only a bore to the listener, but makes for selfishness In us. When we have our vision trained on our own woes our horizon 13 soon too narrowed to see the worse ill of our neighbors. Thus do we deprive ourselves of the help of contrasts to lighten our bitterness. If you seize each opportunity to tell LOUNGING ROBES of your aches and pains, your wrong3, real or Imaginary, you will steadily lose friends. Even those who take the most interest . and have our welfare closest to heart cannot stand the strain of chronic crumbling. If only as a sympathy winner cover up your troubles. There is no one who get3 more feeling of compassion from her friends than the woman who has griefs which she pluckily hides. To Render Soet Many housekeepers are deterred from the economical practice of ren dering the suet which the butcher gives with meat on account of the disagreeable odor which Is likely to result through the house. Yet beef suet is the best of animal fats for fry ing and cannot be obtained In any other way than by rendering It at home. To melt it without smell, keep for the purpose a small pot with a tightly fitting cover, and reduce the suet over a simmering burner or a flame turned a3 low as possible. Melted Blowly in thi3 way In a covered pan no odor will result. Sirrrt Peaa Make Swett Hat. A positive riot of flowers Is worn upon some of the hats. The crown is massed with sweet peas of all shades of pink and purple, and below thera there Is a fringe of green leaves posed upon a background of black velvet. Th? brim of the hat is made of yellow straw. The Pantaloon Skirt. Mr.Id of Athens, ere we part, Never mind about my heart; Think not that it did not hurt When you took my hat and shirt Now they vow ere many moons You'll be wearing pantaloons! Maid of Athens, it is feared You will even raise a beard! Maid of Athens, ere we part. Hear the pleading from my heart Don't compel the men, I pray. To wear what you throw away. Chicago Post Do Von Know That It Takes One teaspoonful of soda to one cup of molasses? One teaspoonful of mixed herbs to one quart of soup stock? One teaspoonful of salt to one quart of soup stock or two quarts of flour? One tablespoonful each of chopped vegetables to one quart of soup stock? Two rounding or four even teaspoon fuls of baking powder to one quart of flour? What' In an Initial f "Why, in writing to an unknown psr son on any matter of business requir lng an answer, do so many people fall to give the Christian name in full? An Initial alone conveys no idea of the sex of the writer and makes the communication both awkward and dif ficult to answer. The J. in the busi ness signature of "J. Tomkins," as the writer does not seem to realize, may stand equally well for John or Joseph, Jane or Julia, and the addressee sit3 down In embarrassing uncertainty as to whether to begin the reply with "Dear Sir." "Dear Madam" or "My dear Mrs." or "Mr. Tompkins." Here i3 a case In which brevity Is not the soul of wit. fis&s and fimties New gowns from Paris have corsets made in them. Ribbon watch chains are quite the thing Just now. Coats for girls' suits are plain and almost straight. When you cannot afford to buy jewels use beads. Some of the new parasols have long dlrectolre handles. Jet chains are popular with lockets of the same materia.! Many corduroy walking suits are seen in the new shades. In spite of the increasing popularity of the stock, the white turnover collar Is still in good style. All the high class models and gowns of this season show a small amount of AND DRESSING SACQTIES FOR ornamentation and utmost elegance of line. Colored foulards with a black dot in place of tht more familiar white dot have found favor in Paris. A locket down the center of the back when wearing a low-cut frock will make the neck look thinner. Among the novel Paris hosiery there are black pure thread silk stockings with lnstep3 worked in colors. The most popular of the taupes and smoke grays and those which are most becoming have a slight reddish cast There 13 a fringe effect upon the newest purses of leather and suede, and it is a fad to have them of the shade of the gown. Facta About Dread and Floor. Four in the United States Is seldom adulterated. Yeast Is a minute fungus which grows in nutritive material when It Is in a state of moisture. Macaroni and spaghetti are made by mixing hard wheat flour and hot water into a stiff paste, which is then molded and dried. Hard wheat yields a large amount of gluten, soft wheat yields les3 gluten and more starch. Hard wheat flours hold a larger amount of water than soft wheat flours, and they therefore make a larger loaf. To test good flour, first note Its color. It should be white, with a faint yellow tinge. If pressed in the hand, it should fall loosely apart; If it stays in lumps. it has too much moisture in it It should not feci too smooth between the fingers, but rather rough particles. Flour should have a sweet, nutty flavor. Ilia Mother Ivnn.. I dried my hair and washt the dirt An' huckleberry off my shirt; I let my feet get dusty brown Before I came back home to town; I waited till my hands had lost That wivvered-up look; I tost My hat in air and tried to be As innercent tz I could be Dut, don't you know, my muvver knew I'd been in swimmin'; certain true. Baltimore Sun. Scour the Irona. One point in which the novice In ironing often fails lies In not having tho irons perfectly clean before begin ning work. To do really good work, begin by scouring the irons thorough ly with soft soap and water, then dry thoroughly with a soft rag. They must not bo dried on the fire, as this creates an immediate rust, which works off on the clothes. For Storm on the Mouth. If, when disagreeable, watery blis ters, which come from cold or stomach derangement, first appear on the Hps or nose, a llttia eau-de-cologne, fol lowed by a touch of zinc powder, is ap plied to them, they will dry up and dis appear. The applications, to be really successful, should be repeated at short intervals. Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Oilman's book, "Women and Economics," has been translated into eight languages. A bill to make women eligible as school directors has been defeated In the Missouri Senate by a vote of 15 to 9. Mr3. Fred WiluierdiDg, once a leader I 1. - rv of fashion In Paris, has opened a curi osity shop in Florence, hoping thereby to retrieve her fortunes. Mme. Curie, who helped her husband to discover radium, has just been elect ed a corresponding member of the St Petersburg Academy of Science. The Belgian government has passed a law which bestows a decoration on a house servant who has been In the employ of one family for twenty-five successive years. The record for cotton picking In this country 13 probably held by Miss Mar garet Montgomery of Stillwater, Okla. One day last fall Miss Montgomery picked 700 pounds of cotton. To Save the Dahles. A systematic, scientific, city-wide campaign against diseases which kill the babies during the summer has been inaugurated in Chicago. Volun teer Instructors will visit homes of children and instruct mothers In feed ing and caring for Infants. The milk commission will see that certified milk Is properly cared for In homes. Five out-door tent stations, each accommo dating ten babies, will be provided. Gift for Grandmother. A pretty and very useful present for the grandmother of the house or any elderly lady whose birthday is to be celebrated is a housepocket of hea?y black silk to hang from the belt by ribbons or by a gun metal chatelaine hook. The bag Itself Is divided into two compartments, the one in front for the pocket handkerchief, the back one forming a handy case for the spectacles. Ants In the Honse. An old Brooklyn housekeeper Is au thority for the statement that ants of any sort can be routed by the free use of air-slaked lime. Sprinkle freely In the places they frequent and they will leave at once. A Missouri remedy SUMMER WEAR. for ants consists in mixing a little tartar emetic with a little quantity oi powdered sugar. Put in a saucer, moisten with water to a cream and place where ants are troublesome. If the water dries away add more. This is said to be unfailing. Garden ants can be driven away by sprinkling ashes saturated with coal oil about their haunts. Another good way Is to locate their nest3, place quick lime at the mouth and wash It down with boiling hot water. Every hat sets low, on the head. Giant bows are popular, pinned close to hats. Hat ornaments are large and con spicuous. Children's hats turn up or down; they are rarely straight Hat3 and not hair this season are to be considered a woman's crowning glory. In spite of the great flower vogue, ribbons seem to have .usurped a first place on spring hats. Many children's hats have embroid ered scalloped borders of color on white, or of white on color, as the case may be. Two of the prettiest shades of millln ery are argont, a demurely soft silver, and alezan, a chestnut brown with a suspicion of pink in it. Bowl Hat Are Pretty. The small upturned bowl is pretty in any handsome fabric, straw or tiny blossoms entirely covering it A sweeping aigrette or soft quill, headed with a rosette or buckle, makes ample trimming. These are the most com fortable veil hats imaginable. Erasias Ponder. By thorough mixture of equal parts of alum, sulphur, amber and saltpeter. a good erasing powder can bo pro duced. When using shake a little of the powder on a fresh Ink spot or fresh writing and rub It off with a clean cloth. The ink will disappear completely. Home-Made Fir Fotlon. Mix together one tablespoonful cream, the same amount of powdered black pepper and a tablespoonful brown sugar. Put In a saucer, darken the room save one window and in that set the saucer containing the mix ture. Weather Strlpa from Old Sninendera Use the castoff suspenders for mak ing weather strips; they are durable, for doors and windows. Also, if sewed across the ends of carpets, matting and rugs laid around on the floor It will keep them firm and straight, at the same time protecting the ends. Keep Sllvervrnre from TnriilohlngT, If pieces of gum camphor are placed in a box with silverware that is not In dally use it will prevent the ar ticle from tarnishing. It may also be used in the canton flannel cases now so much in vogue. Save HuhLer Rnnda. Often a rubber band comc3 in handy at home. Instead of laying them away, place them on the doorknobs, where they are unnotlce.tble, and cao easily be found. KtVltW Or Danbröock Powell, 85 years old, a pioneer of Madison county, died re cently at the home of his daughter-in- law, Mrs. D. D. Powell, in North An derson. After Marion, the 17-yearold son of William Struble, of Elkhart had sunk out of sight in St Joseph river, the floating end of a fishing pole whose line had become wrapped around the body, indicated the whereabouts and he was pulled up by George Vanfleet and Thomas Wilkinson, who had come to his aid In a boat He was resusci tated with difficulty. Lloyd Anderson, six years old, was found dead, at the home of his foster parents, on a farm near Marion. His head was held fast by the weight of a sliding door and indications are that the boy struggled to free himself un til he died of strangualtion. Two 3'ears ago he was -kicked by a horse and recovered in spite of the fact that physicians said he could not live. War on Carlisle druggists for al leged illegal sale of liquor will be commenced during the present term of the circuit court Ike Durrett and Curtner Brothers, of Carlisle, are un der indictment N The Anti-Saloon League has made a request that local authorities look into the alleged illegal sale of cigarettes. Prosecutor Walter F. Wood will probably hold a court of Inquiry. William Hall, of Evansvllle, a negro, caught a gang of white boys drinking beer recently and asked them for some. When they refused he pulled his gun and shot into the crowd. wounding Eurie Peck in the leg and the latter's brother, Annis Peck, in the shoulder. ' The boys seized the negro and would have lynched him had not officers rescued Hall. He was arrested. In filing an affidavit in the court of Justice Kinney, of Columbus, against James Spencer, charging petit lar ceny, William Jones explained to the court that It did not pay in the long run to be too flush with money. He said he was displaying a handful of money, when Spencer grabbed $1 from him and ran. He was afterward un able to recover the dollar, he said, so decided to charge the man with steal lng. It is believed Robert Greene, the "oanker horsethlef," who escaped from the State prison recently, is in hiding near Valparaiso. t A posse of citizens and officials is searching for him. He escaped from prison after being made a "trusty," and stole a horse and buggy, later, near Westvllle. but the outfit was recovered by Sheriff Johnson, of Pörter county. Greene escaped but the sheriff believes he wounded him. A cleverly laid plan by Peter So- besky, of Laporte, under arrest on a charge of robbery, to murder Sheriff Wm. Anstiss and escape, was frus trated through a tip received by the sheriff from another prisoner, Just af ter the officer had been called into the jail by Sobesky. In Sobesky's cell, carefully hidden, were found several iron bars, a saw, two knives and a pair of shears. How he secured these articles Is a mystery. E. S. RIcketts, of Terre Haute, while spading in his garden, dug up a tomato can containing a roll of currency. From appearances the bundle had been burled several years, and it was in such a condition that it could not be examined. Mr. RIcketts has turned it over to a bank for examination. The discovery bas revived old stories con cerning a miser who lived there abput twenty years ago. It is also said that the house was at one time occupied by two men who were suspected of receiving stolen goods. Merrlt Toogins is dead at his home near Correct, as a result of being shot last April while at work in Tennes see. Mr. Toogins at the time, with a partner, was operating a phosphate fertilizing plant which was on the land of a relative of the partner. Af ter some disagreement the relative or dered the men off , the land, the shooting resulting. Mr. Toogins was paralyzed by the bullet Although he underwent an operation he gradually grew worse. He is survived by a widow and several children. If the advice of A. E. Peffley, of Churubusco, is followed, Cass county will become noted for more than its politicians, its Democratic majorities and its "wetness." It will be noted for its onions. Peffley known around Churubusco as the onion king, has been In Logansport for the past week and he has made an examination of Cass county soil. He says he has found much land which should yield enywhere from 600 to 1,000 bushels of silver skin onloBfs an acre. He is en thusiastic and wishes Cass county farmers to go Into the onion raising business on a large scale. He sees a fortune for them and will be back scon and talk onions to every one who will listen. James Hayden, Known over Union county as "Fiddler Jim" committed suicide by hanging himself at the in firmary in Brownsville.' He used his shirt as a rope and tied it to a piece of timber. " Alfred Guthrie, one dt the wealth iest men of Lawrence county, and president of the Stone City bank, in Dedford, has divided one-half of $160, 000 among his seven children. He Is one of the largest land owners in the county. William McGlone, on trial the sec ond time 'at Terre Haute, on a charge of stealing two turkeys, was convicted by a jury, fined $25 and sentenced to ninety days In Jail. The county was put to an expense of $900 in convict ing him. Mrs. Sarah Smalley, wife of Andrew J. Smalley, a well-known former near Summitville, was adjudged insane and taken to the Mrdison county Jail. She wil be sent to . hospital later. Her husband says she became deranged over the Madison county local option campaign. Lou Wogner, of Goshen, has im plicit confidence in the superstition that 23 means skidoo. He has been In the saloon business 23 years, his li cense expires Oct. 23rd, he will go out of business June 23, and his lease on the building expires on the same date. Adam Beck, a pioneer Huntington business man and virtual founder of the lime industry there, died a few days ago, at the age of 78 years. He was. born in Bavaria, came to Hunt ington in 1849, worked for many years in the stone quarries and in 1870 m barked in the limo business. INDIANA Rev. William E. Hunter, Just grad uated from the McCormlck Theologi cal Seminary, has been called as pas tor of the Ossian Presbyterian church. Harrison F. Crabill, 86 years of age. residing In Smith Township, Whitley County, suddenly lost his hearing a few days ago. Mr. Crabill retired in his usual health, awakening the fol- 1 lowing morning to find himself totally deaf. Ezra Kendall, com3dian. has cone to Martinsville to spend the summer' writing a book to be called "Top SolL" Kendall proposes to get inspiration for his chief character from "Jan" Miller. made famous by James Whltcomb Riley. As F. J. Rump, a Fort Wayne con tractor, was, driving on Fairfield' ave-.- nuo recently his auto struck Elva Woods, a milkman, and knocked him 40 feet. Woods legs were broken and he was injured internally, but he may recover. Henry Hall, of Evansvllle, was heav ily fined in Police? Court recently for striking his father-in-law, James Sar tln, an old soldier, with a club and breaking his arm. A year ago the arta was broken in the same place by another son-in-law, who struck the old man with a club. Miss Leona Pearl Acton, a Bluffton blind girl, will soon be graduated from the State Institution for the Blind. Until two years ago, from the time she was 6 years old, her educa tion was provided, by the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the First M. E. church at Bluffton. A family reunion out of the ordi nary' was held near Greenfield, when the twelve children of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Shelby assembled at the family dinner. Thee remarkable fea ture of the reunion Is the fact that in the fifty-five years the Shelbys have been married death has never visited their home. Alfred Bordaman, of Marlon, 41 years old, while engaged in pulling drive pipe from an abandoned oil well, three miles southeast of Van Buren, was Instantly killed, by being struck In the head by a flying pulley which broke from its fastenings. The top of his skull was torn away. Bordaman is survived by a widow and four children. "Uncle" William Kelso, of Peters burg, aged 80 years, the biggest man in Pike County, died recently. He could easily shoulder a two-bushel sack of wheat with one hand and car ry a sack on each shoulder, until a few years ago. He was the strongest man of his time there and during his life, through hard labor, amassed a small fortune. J. F. Stensll, aged CO years, of ML Carmel. Ill, killed himself in the St George Hotel "at Evansvllle. He took both phenol and laudanum, and, to make death certain, shot himself in the temple. He conducted a hotel at ML Carmel, 111., where he leaves a widow and one daughter. He was for merly a railroad conductor and be longed to the Conductors' Union and Eagles. George L Winans, of Shelbyville, re cently bought a number of chickens from Ben Kokentled, who lives la Flatrock, Shelby County. Thomas J. Noblltt purchased two of the chickens from Kokentled. When one of the chickens was cleaned a nugget of pure gold was found in its craw. It is thought the hen picked up the gold where more of the precious metal can be found, and the feeding place of these chickens will be closely watched. ' William Jennings Bryan refused to give the Ladies' Aid Society of the Ripple M. E. church, in Shelby Town ship, near Shelbyville, 10 cents for their festival held the latter part of the week. In a kind letter he said he was called on so much for. small dona tions that he had to refuse them alL The women had a silk quilt with 1,026 names on it, and it was sold to Perry Amos for $17. The names of many prominent men were on it each per son whose name was on the quilt pay ing 10 cents. The society received $119.C0 for the quilt ' That an old hen will put up a strong fight in defense of her little chicks was shown at the home of D. E. El lerton, south of Owensville, when a large chicken snake moved noiseless ly to a point where the hen was stand ing with her chicks nestled closely, about her. The hen was on the de fensive before the rertlle was aware of it Clucking at her chicks two or three times, the mother waited for the snake to make the first pass. The rep tile advanced a little farther and quick as a flash the hen sprang at the enemy in a manner that made the snake crawl for the tall grass. The hen continued the onslaught and the snake was driven out of tho yard be fore the old hen returned to her chicks that were chirping with all their might as if applauding their mother's bravery. The City Council of Ligonler has granted the Ligonler School Board the square opposite the Carnegie library, for the purpose of erecting the pro posed High School building. Work will commence on the building at once. Joseph Cooprider, bt Clay City, picked up in the bed of a small water course a formation which all who have seen it believe is a petrified hu man foot In outline the object resem bles a foot, although the toes are miss ing. A Clay county farmer reports that a few days ago two crows made an as sault on a brood of month old chicks, but the mother at once attacked the crows and at times both crows were on the hen's back. The mother hen won the battlo. F. Bushberry, a member of the Ha-genbeck-Wallace circus band, was con verted by the Salvation Army while In South Bend. He has left the show and will remain in South Bend where he will follow his vocation as a paint er and paperhanger and assist the army in Its work. Rockport claims to have one of the oldest Masons in the state in the per-. eoa of Joseph SchoenSeld. He was made a Mason at Shepherdsville, Ky., in 1"0 and in 1856 changed his mem bers..ip to Evansvllle, where he still retains it The two-year-old daughter of Add Redman, a farmer living seveh miles southwest of Tipton, while playing in the yard it her home, pulled a prop from under a heavy chicken coop and Ihp Rtrncturp fell nn thp rhlM's nfclr - ---- causing strangulation. The babe was found dead by the mother.