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The change in The Woman was
subtle. The Man recognized it but he
could not define it. tier manner to
ward him was flawless, and no one
could say truthfully that she did not
make him a good wife.
After thinking the matter over for a
long time The Man decided that the
change existed only in his imagina
tion--a thing born of his too great love
for The Woman--but even as he thus
assured himself he knew that the solu
tion was not true.
He spent a deal of his time in trou
bled mental questioning when he was
absent from her, but when he went
home her ready smile dispelled his
fear, and he was able to believe, as
long as he felt the sense of her near
ness, that the love she bore him was
the same that it had been when he
chose her from among all other women
to be his wife.
She left nothing undone to make his
home comfortable. When he returned
to it after a busy day in his downtown
office she was seldom absent. In fact,
she attended her wifely duties with
such punctiliousness that it sometimes
occurred to The Man that she made a
business of his comforts; studied them
and made them certain with a care
that suggested motives other than
He told himself that he was getting
finicky and exacting, and declared him
self a maudlin sentimentalist. All this,
however, was in the privacy of his
thoughts, which he took good care The
Woman should know nothing about.
And all the while the consciousness
of a barrier between them grew upon
the man, until one day it dawned upon
him that the reason of it was that God
had blessed his marriage with no chil
The Man's mind leapt at the sugges
tion. Yes; that was it. Children had
been The Woman's absorbing passion.
He remembered the day he had first
met her. It was on a picnic at harvest
time. She was sitting out under a
spreading oak, surrounded by a large
group of children whom she loved with
her eyes even as she told them tales,
and they, in their turn, gave her the
adoration of their young hearts. And
There Came Into the Eyes of the Woman an Expression of Unutterable Fear.
always after that, wherever he had
known her to be where there were lit
tle children, they gravitated to her as
asturally as a flower lifts its face to
The Man decided that he had been a
tool not to have expressed his regret
more often and forcibly that no babies
had come to bless her life in his own
home, knowing what it had meant to
her in the first years of their marriage,
and he decided to make amends.
That night when they sat together
on the broad porch of their home The
Man reached over and took The Wom
an-s nand in his.
"I am sorry, dear, for the great void
in our marriage," he told her, "more
sorry than I can ever tell you about
"I'The children!" she echoed, and the
note in her voice was one which told
The Man, as nothing else could have
done, that the change in The Woman
was not one born of his imagination.
It was real. It was of graver conse
quence than even his heart had sug
gested. It went down to the well
springs of The Woman's life. And it
was not born of the fa( t that they had
had no children,. for the quality in the
tone with which she had echoed his
o words had been one of horror.
e Tile .Man said no more, but he made
A an excuse to get away, and vhen he
was alone he walked the city streets
in the summer moonlight with a single
question staggering his mind and de
a-pressing his heart.
-e He cursed himself for a cad to doubt
the woman he loved, and even as he
cursed the sense of the justice of his
dtoubts grew upon him. It swept over
him like the great unbidden torrent of
a raging sea that the thing she had of
it fered him for several years in the
i place of love was a dead sea fruit. and
the taste of it suddenly tilled his soul
In the days that followed, the ques
tion which had come to dwell in The
Man's mind ate into his vitals like a
cankerous sore and he could find no
Is cure for it. The Woman was as punc
tilious in the performance of her wife
n ly duties as ever. The Man's home
lacked nothing of care, and in the
h manner of his wife toward him he
,s could find no fault save that its per
a fection sickened his very soul.
n He thought much of the time when
e he had first met her and the natural
n gravitation of little children to her. He
thought of her passion for them and of
g how he had counted it as a sign of the
v. very great purity of her heart He
, thought of the grief with which she
s had first learned that her marriage
e could never be blessed with the happy
prattle of children in her own home,
s and of how she had mothered every
n tot in the neighborhood, making The
n Man's home and yard a veritable play
d ground for them.
1- But it had been many months since
he had seen a child in his house or
s- about the premises. Somehow the fact
,d had not struck him before as being sig.
i. nificant. But now he remembered the
it saying of a very wise man that the
it touch of a little child will invariably
a bring an expression of fear into the
;e eyes of a faithless woman, and the re
.h membrance gave The Man an inspira
te The next day when he went home he
id held in his own the dimpled hand of a
I lovely child-a fair-haired, cherub
faced little lad whom he had promised
a the matron of a certain home to adopt,
D "provided his wife approved."
The Woman was sitting on the front
s porch when The Man and the lad
t turned in at the gate.
a "Ah, my dear," called The Man to
s her, "see what I have brought you to
o be your very own."
, The Woman's guard was suddenly
down. She stood up and backed
r against the wall like an animal at bay.
e There was no smile on her face, and
1. when the fair-haired boy, at The Man's
bidding, ran to her and clasped his
d dimpled hands about her knees, lifting
,e a face that was for all the world like
it a fresh blown flower toward her for a
kiss, there came into the eyes of The
e Woman an expression of unutterable
'e And The Man, watching, was an
e- Bridge is a popular indoor game in
g- India, among both the Europeans ano
1- the natives.
PASSED A MISERABLE NIGHT
Refused Place in House, Mrs. Eliza
beth Cady Stanton Slept in
Even the man who does not symla
Ihize with the movement for wom
an's rights cannot help admiring the
leaders of it. Elizabeth C(ady Stanton
proved more than once, says the
Youth s ('ompanion, that she had both
physical ana moral courage of a high
order. She had often, say her biog
raphers in "Heroines of Modern Prog
ress," to utter her message under the
most trying circumstances.
Once in Michigan a party of speak
ers visited a deaf and dumb institu
tion. Mrs. Stanton just said: "There
is one comfort in visiting this place,
we shall not be asked to speak,"
when the superintendent came up
nith: "ladies, the pupils are as
sembled in the chapel ready to hear
you." They spoke, while the superin
ten:ent repeated in sign language
what they said. At another time their
boat was icebound in the middle of
the Mississippi river. Someone shout.
ed: "Speech on woman suffrage'"
They rose to the occasion, and there
at midnight made several new con
In Kansas Mrs. Stanton one night
was refused lodging in a house, and
ensconced herself in the carriage. "I
had just fallen into a gentle slumber,"
she wrote, "when a chorus of grunts,
and a violent shaking of the carriage
revealed to me the fact that I was
surrounded by those long-nosed black
pigs so celebrated for their courage
and pertinacity. They had discovered I
that the iron steps of the carriage ga
made most satisfactory scratching le
posts. 'Alas,' thought I, 'before morn. Ti
ing I shall be devoured!' " She plied es
the whip upon them, but without ef. bc
fect; so she went to sleep and let ac
them scratch at their pleasure. "I 's
had a sad night of it, and never tried WI
the carriage again, although I had of
many equally miserable experiences CC
within four walls."
CALLED PARADISE OF BIRDS w
Great Lake Region Abounds in Rare in
Songsters-- Attracted by the ro
Many Lakes. ot
The lake region of Michigan and vc
Wisconsin has been described as the
"paradise of birds." st
In Michigan alone 300 species of ar
birds have been identified. The great ct
lakes and the thousands of lesser bc
lakes add to the bird life by calling to as
these waters the aquatic birds. Mich- as
igan has many birds whose habitat is
in the far north around Hudson bay wi
and others that live In the states pa
south of Michigan, even along and be- ct
yond the Gulf of Mexico. The trst dc
are illustrated by the Bohemian tax-, b
wing, spruce partridge, Canadian
and others, while
inal red bird illustrate the second in
The great lakes attract many birds ua
that are usually maritime, such as
gulls and terns.
Michigan abounds in lakes--there
are 425, for instance, within a 25-mile
radius of Battle Creek-and there are
the nesting places for many interesting
birds not found elsewhere.
The game of "living whist" is a fol
lower, and a most unsatisfactory one,
as a matter of fact, of the game of
"living chess." The latter has been
given frequently in out-of-doors fetes.
The ground is marked in squares, like
a huge chessboard, and the pieces are
represented by women and men in cos
tumes that indicates their positions
queens, bishops, knights, pawns, etc.
The game is played by the directions
of two persons seated on thrones at
the edge of the board, the pieces mak
ing the moves indicated by them.
"Living whist" followed this scheme,
but by its nature was far less success
ful. The board and squares were lack
ing and the game did not lend itself
to the scheme. Of such a game as
"living bridge" or "living auction,"
however, we can find no record, and
it is most unlikely that such a game
could be played at all, as the bidding.
which is, of course, the real essence
of these games, would be an impossi
Sign of Rain.
An East side girl says she has come
upon an infallible weather indicator,
reports the Columbus (O.) Dispatch.
She could tell if it is going to rain I
without even glancing at the sky or
casting her eyes over the weather
Sforecasts in the daily papers. And
d it's the simplest thing in the world
t, just the disappearing of all um
brellas from sight.
t "Umbrellas are perfectly safe in our
d office up to 24 hours before a storm,"
said she, explaining. "You can leave
them anywhere. Even the pearl and
o gold-handled ones are immune from
abstraction. Indeed, one can hardly
y chase them away. So, if I want to
d know the weather for a day ahead
. I must glance at the umbrella racks.
Idif i find them becoming empty, I
's make a bee-line for the best rain shade
is of those that are left and make all
g other necessary plans for rain."
a Garden Without Weeds.
ie Weeds should not be allowed to
le grow until they are large enough to be
pulled up. Make it a rule to go over
n- the garden with a hoe after every
rain, as soon as the soil is nearly dry.
This will aerate the soil and keep
In down weeds Begin early in the spring
o and keep it up all summer and you
will have -to weeds,
New Ribbons in New Coquetries of Dress
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Leaving out the flowers of the field
we must pass on to those of the palm
garden and conservatory to find paral
lels for the splendors of new ribbons.
These latest blossoms of the looms,
especially the lovely monotone rib
bons, leave us marveling at their color
and texture and amazed at the re
sults of intricate weaving. It is no
wonder that they inspire the artists
of apparel to think out such happy
coquetries of dress as picturedhere.
The ribbons used for these pieces
are shell-pink in color with a satin sur
face broken by figures woven in,
which play hide and seek as the light
strikes them. One catches a waver
ing water line which is lost, while a
rose leaps into notice or dots spring
out like stars. It is all the trickery
of light. Truly mankind has gone
very far in the weaving of silk.
The girdle and buoyant hair bow
shown are made for a half-grown girl,
and the slippers to add one more
charm to lead to the story of the
boudoir. They are of pink brocaded
satin ribbon trimmed with narrow
satin ribbon of the same color.
The girdle requires ribbon six inches
wide, or about that. There are many
patterns in the monotone ribbons to
choose from, but those showing small
dots scattered over the surface are
beautifully suited to young girls. A
rdle like that shown in the picture
ng loops, and one longer hang
ing loop over two ends. These are
trimmed in a curve instead of the
A buckle is made of buckram and
wound with narrow satin ribbon, and
the hanging loop is slipped through it. ti
The hair bow is mounted on an elas- tl
tic band covered with plain satin rib
bon shirred over it. It is merely a k
group of four loops very tightly bound ti
at the base, where they are sewed to a
the band. a
For the slippers tufted soles are tj
bought and covered with ribbon sewed
over the tufted side. The uppers are
lined with plain, thin clik and finished F
with a shirred band of narrow satin
ribbon. This is formed into a little C
rosette centered with a small but
ton made by covering a mold with
Girls in rather short skirts, slightly si
fuller but not really wide, are wearing p
short, loose backed coats with turned ti
back collars and cuffs of fine lingerie. Ic
A small toque of straw and silk c,
trimmed with closely set flowers looks ti
very well with a costume of this kind. w
and high laced boots of patent leather II
and light cloth, or neat brown boots, 1
look equally well. The foolishly high w
heel is no longer in favor. a
Attractive Coats. d
The little coats and jackets designed ib
in many shapes are very attractive cl
above the full short skirt. Very often a
these coatees are cut in loose sack c,
enape, cnaning away from the waist- t.
line in graceful effect. At other times n
they are cut with ridiculously short o
basques, sticking out round the a
waist line, and they open wide in front t4
to display the daintiest of blouses. tl
Hats in Keeping With Formal Occasions
These hats are types which one ges A
repeated in transparent tulle or tee, of
or in the most open and unsubstadal fIl
of basket weaves. They bespeak C- of
casions that require more than simb
dress. They are gay with flowers ti
the shapes themselves are indulges
clies in color, which may be anythin is
under the sun their wearers like andi
can get hold of. For it is a colorful
summer and the devotees of fashion
have developed a fad for daring.
Certainly much white and black and
even more all-white is to be seen in
millinery worn with afternoon gowns
and in street and outing hats. But
fashion swings away and strikes the
other extreme with colors more varied
than the rainbow dreams of, when it
suits the fancy of those who love color
to indulge in it.
At the right of the picture a hat of
crepe georgette in white is edged with
a black lace of hair braid. Maiden
hair fern of velvet, large daisies, roses
and velvet pansies are posed against
a dazzling background; the roses in
pink and pansies in their natural col.
ors, but the daisies and ferns in black.
A long end of black velvet ribbon sets
off a very gorgeous pansy which
flaunts its royal purple and gold-sure
Hats like that at the right appear
in soft blues, purples, pale gray or
sand, and in black or white. This one
is in sand color with gray-blue velvet
ribbon and satin daisies in severa'
Sight colors. They have dark centers
d are set in bits of their foliage
dd a few small blossoms. The ar
nlgement of the ribbon velvet is orig
Sl and effective.
I flowerless model in light blue
tdas unto itself a butterfly with blue
d crie wings and velvet body, which
is hand to the shepherdess shape, for
>r bet* or worse, by a broad sash of
veld ribbon with hanging end at the
) back The brim is faced with crepe
.h and band of it encircles the crown.
, The 1 butterfly is featured on the
, becontg shape and is likely to be
s found omewhere near the center of
in the std among an assembly of flow
. ered m)ery-as beseems a butterfly.
k. JULIA BOTTOMLEY.
ONLY ONE COMMON LANGUAGE
Music the Sole Medium That Tells a
Tale Intelligible to the Whole
The nations of the earth, elose as
they are together In these days. are
worlds apart in thought. lhach builds
its life in words, and the words are
as little alike as in the days ofl abel;
and thus it comes about that we min
understand onfe another.
We translate one another oely into
our own language, and understand
one another as little as tbfore. be
cause we only know one another in
translations, and the best of the life
of each nation remains and always
will remain untranslatable.
No one has ever really translated
the Greek lyrics or the choruaes of
Aeschylus or the incomparable songs
of Heine. Who could dream of put
ting the best of Robert Louis Steven
son into German, or Kipling's rollick
ing ballads of soldier life into Span
ish, or Walter Pater into IDutch, or
Edgar Allan Poe into Russian'
The one language common to us all
music, tells as many tales as there
are men to hear. Each melody melts
Into the blackness or the brightness
of the listener's soul and becomes a
thousand melodies instead of one.
What does the moaning monotony of
a Korean love song mean to the west
erner, or what does the swan song
mean to the Korean? Only God
knows. We can never translate one
nation into the language of another;
our best is only an interpretation, and
we must always meet the criticism
that we have failed with the reply
that we had never hoped to succeed.
The best we can do is to give a
kindly, a good-humored and, at all
times and above all things, a charit
able interpretation. Information, facts,
are merely the raw material of cul
ture; sympathy is its subtlest essence.
RUGS NOT FOR MISS HUMBLE
Court Decision Likely to Cause Fair
Plaintiff to Feel Like Living Up
to Her Name.
Sour wine, gayety, humility-such
might, perhaps, be designated as the
subject of the case reported in 143
Pacific Reporter, 778, as indicated by
the subject matter, love letters fol
lowed by death of the wooer, taken is
connection with the names of the par
ties involved, Humble, Gay and Sauer
wein. The last named was the cava
lier and owner of a fine collection of
119 Indian blankets and rugs. In the
winter of 1910 he met Miss Humble,
and thereupon became "Humbled,"
we might perhaps say, not in the or
dinary sense of degradation, but of
being held captive by the lady's
charms. He soon sought an engage
ment of marriage and showed her his
collection of rugs, with the statement
that they were to be hers. She did
not at that time accept either the gift
of his person or property. A few
months later Mr. Sauerwein died. En
ter here Mr. Gay as executor. After
the departure of Sauerwein "to that
bourne from which no traveler re
turns," Miss Humble, perhaps to have
them as a keepsake, sought recovery
of the collection of rugs on the the
ory that a valid gift of them had been
made to her. The supreme court of
California, however, held that accord
ing to the evidence, consisting partly
of letters from the lovelorn Saner
wein, the gift had never been com
pleted, and denied recovery.-Thl
Boring Clam is Odd.
One of the strangest creatures
known to science is the pholas, or
boring clam. When still very minute
the animal bores into the sandstone
ledges at extreme low water, by
means of its sharp shell, which is re
placed by secretion as it is worm
away. It penetrates the rock to a
depth of six or eight inches, and hol
lows out its burrow as it increases in
Shaped roughly like a top, it could
not leave its rock dwelling even it it
wished to do so. For food it depends
on the animalcules that float in sea
water, which it seizes by its long
siphon, or tongue. The pholas is ia
great demand at the seaside resorts
along the Pacific coast, for its meat
is very tender and makes excellent
Uses of Coke Growing.
The tremendously increased impoe
tance of by-products of coke ovens
and gas works since the war started
has led to efforts to increase the use
of coke by concerns that heretofore
have used only coal. The government
has led the way by miaing certain
proportions of coke with other ful
on its railways and in its buildings.
and the manufacturers are following
this example. The coke ovens and
gas works are now depended on to
furnish three vitally important prod.
ucts--etplosive material, motor fuel
and nitrogenous fertilizer-and it is
deemed imperative that the productios
of these by-products be stimulated by
an increased demand for the coke.
Velocity of 8tars'
The average velocity of stars ranges
from about six kilometers, or between
three and four miles, per second, for
"young" stars to about thirty kilome
ters per second for "old" ones. But
notable exceptions occur. At Mount
Wilson Solar observatory of the Car
negie institution some stars have been
found to move with velocities of 141.
150, 179, 233, 316 and even 325 kilo
meters per second, the highest speed