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BAND. II': imnt nn 1 -m rrlx.ni nil ttnr.,ii,ini. i just a f n of ilnnnrt, m tla'ir A li;u', ih,i,; ill- I p h".u i ! h tl.r 1! !. That i!i Air. Throuvh 1hf rumble tlirtil.limt; I rat . . Foti.li a rhytlnuie pulio doAni th? wind ing Ktrct-t, Then a wt rcitiuinri pennant of nound Is out tl mifjr, Fhimbovrmt horn va'l to Avnll U jwut. Niir and ni.TU near the hurmoincM Build kywurJ a ponderous tower, then diuT . It break in ft clarion crash of sound. An ululant tumult, that bounds and re bound; A voluminous fro.'in Frum th- hlurinix tromhonc; Ami a clangor of briM As the cymbal pns; Then the drum's lone boom, M tho melo dic lly , , Forwardmid waver nn.l faint and ulo Into murmur nmphorie, Swcet-bk'inlinz, ehoric, To a fiir nwuy swell. Till fit hist they inell In a note hum-drawn Aro guile on -on. London Academy. took was . tho t-i hive lo't nil hope. He moped .i . .... .i i .... t.f wMiiil.'r.'il aimless Itl 'FllF 111" 11111" . ' .. - - i - r n.i. fhdd. One d;iy h h,i rl:le nnl told 1.1 wlfo lie goln: to kill H'.ino squirrels. ii. .a ut the river Avhcn hmcly country road passed through a h.-av.v forest. George, hid In a clump r.f iiiwt,.r1,rnsh nn.l Avnlted. Tor hours he Availed, but h out! passed. At lust there came tho sound of horse's feet. Ooro stopped out Into the road and motioned for the rl.hr to slop. "Are you the man who bought "Wilson's place'" ho Inquired lu a cas ual Avay. "I am," replied the stranger. Instantly the rifle went UP &nJ pointed directly at his heart. "Well, you're goln' to die. You want a minute to Fay your prayers In?" George spoke coolly, almost careless ly, but there waa a terrible earnest ness In his eve. "Yes," eald the stranger, I am tho mnn that bought your place, and I'm the man that stole your money flvo years ago wait, don't shoot until I'm done, When I met you that day at Springfield I was broke. When you told me your business, I knew it would be easy to fool you. I beat you out oi OF INTEREST gnnnlhti unit Multi-ne Lace. Spanish lace. In tho black and creamy tints. Is coming In again for Incrustations and ilouncings, and Is pecullarlly applicable to the silky sur face of crystaltne. Mixeil Avith coarse guipure It Is also effective, the con trast serving to display the good points of the lace. Maltese lace Is also being applied to mercerized muslins und linens, and looks well. The lust By W. H. Jtanbv) your money. I took It and went West llAttlPdPin as I could. For five years I've ilUillvJlvUUtA worked In tho mines. Worked like a dog. I saved up fifteen hundred dob y EOIttiE tnougnt at ursi ue I Avould tell her as soon as he V iiT reached homo, but AVhen he .,nn in tim linnsi" lie drove on VlilUv V' to the barn. He Avould put up the team and do the chores first. The team Avas unharnessed and fed, all the chores Avere done, but still he did not go to the house. He pot a hammer and mended the gate, he put another round of rails on the pig pen, ho shucked corn for the morning feed, and then he got the hammer again and hammered aAvhlle a long Avhlle at the barn door. He turned to the house at last, walk- ma(1(J ovcr t0 lllm laxs and came back here to buy a farm, A real estate agent had bought yours from tho Government, It being vacant, yon thinking you had homo Rtended it. When I came out to look at it two weeks ago I discovered it was vour place and I recognized you. I Avent back to town and bought It naid every cent I had." George had loAvered his rifle and stood leaning upon the barrel. "And there Is the deed," said the stranger, throAAing a paper at George's feet. George stooped and picked up tho paper. It AA'as a ueeu io uis wuu uuu I ,c .,. m t,t d ir. Our ir..ith WOUM'll "I 1 , , crrtnn.lenu..bnolh"rsfh n-nim-n im could fit a horse, wh ld a k:i1io..:i v and uso an oar. We Know, too, that Mary Queen of Scots could m-vrr keep. li.T le-nlth unless fhe rod" twenty or thirty miles a d.iy, and that the I.i.Il s of her court r.ceonipanl'd her Asle-n ..,. ,.. ,,t li.nvkltiL'. l'.oth til" mu: hi "i . women and the men of past days le.l. forcedly, lives which were In the main quieter than ours, locomotion being . . ,..m.,viu.tu!vn. fnt'iL'U'.tlS !'.!!. 1 O lUlll il v v " dlllicult. Many things Avhleh formerly were d.me at home by the mistress of tho houso and her maid servants are iioav best accomplished elsewhere. We no longer brew, and do not often bake at least, for the entire household. The doctor and the druggist of to-day are more reliable than those or uie past; therefore, tho mother of the fam ily does not find It necessary or even advisable to concoct medicines for those about her. Certainly the principles and practice ivixidinir ck Boxes, of to-dav appear to nave creuu u u. XVeddlne cake boxes are in any do- rftce of lmo upstanding young Avomen, sign Avhleh the bride Is pleased to or- Inany of whom leave their homes, der, If she gives the instructions long AViere they have been loved ond deli enough In advance. At present, how- caU,ly mirtUrod. to follow their hus ever, there Is a tasteful preference for bnn(i3f enduring all manner of hard ti.nni. with demmdence upon .i.ina -without complaint. Detroit Free A- tho best materials for distinction. prcgs t J wDC0COQO00CCCCOCCCCCCC5 ;2?AU2STOP;ECB1a O3303CGCC300CCC0CCCCCCCCCCI A SiiiiimiT Hr lliue. The open i-le d for fowl. here was recently Keen in operaf'" howii ii, and auswi ring its purposes i!ii!iiira... . .v vhed roof was placed upon a corner hoard ft nee. the open seles Pcing Oi a 'At "ll Bl .-i--M.-Jf. i,'HrjPi '-'(. j - Oi If f s ( an Atnt hiir.Mr.r.. tow.;rd the south. Here was protec tion for the fowls and cool quarters for the summer. A wire fence mot the two sides of the board fence, mak ing house and yard nil in one inclosure. Extra summer colonies can thus easi ly and cheaply be kopt.-Xew England Homestead. Heavy "Avhltc Avatcr color" papers are the proper sort for tho covering of boxes, on tho tops or sides or aviucu the monograms, usually of both bride and bridegroom, are blended in relief, cither in Avhite or in gold ana stiver. Kihbons for tying tho boxes aro of moire, taffeta or satin. Chat? ing slowly, as one very weary, ne went into the sitting room, already dark with the shadow of the coming night. Ills Avife Avas busy Avlth prep arations for supper, and singing as she worked. He fumbled around tne mantel until she called "George, what are you lookln for?" and started to bring the lamp. "Kothln," he answered hurriedly, and went out through the kitchen door and carried in an armful of wood, then took the bucket, already full of water, threAV it out and tilled it again. Then he dropped Into a chair by the kitchen door and rested his chin in his bands. "What's the matter, George? Are you sick?" asked his wife. "Nothin'," was his reply. "Mollle!" ae said directly. She set down her pan and came over and stood by his chair. "What, George?" "This place ain't ourn," ho answered slowly. "Not ourn?" "No. When I went to prove up they said my claim had never been put in, and the land had been sold several months. Guess the man's been Avaitln' for me to get the crop nearly made before he makes us git out" Mollle went back to her work with out a word. She kept her face turned from him as she busied herself with the supper. They both tried to oat, but failed, lie left the table first, and went and Bat down on the door step. She tried ' for a time to clear the table, but found she was only carrying tho dishes to the kitchen then back to the table again. She left them and went and sat down beside her husband. Neither spoke. The baby was asleep and the houso was very still. She slipped her imnd throueh his arm. At her touch "I'm done; now you may snoot, continued the other. George threw down tho gun and started toAvard him, but the stranger turned his horse and rode quickly away. George passed his hand over his face a time or two, stooped and nicked un the gun. "Well, I'll be blamed!" he muttered to himself. "If that ain't the honestest thief I ever seen!" ne did not stop at the barn to do tho chores that evening before he Avent to the house to tell Mollle. Waverley Magazine. Apparent Simplicity. Some beautiful white Irish guipure lace is shown oil to great advantage na a Avide flounce on a gown of Avhite iinnn no handsomely embroidered that ' - ..... i ... . , the simple material Is almost bidden, at 1 tne next morning At Bates College, LoAviston, Me., this year, sixteen of the tAventy-tiv honors Avere captured by girl students. Somebody declares that Sarah Bern hardt eats only two solid meals in a day the first at 1 p. m. and the second A dainty little blouse, all of finely tucked white muslin and lace, wltn a touch of black at the neck, Is fori house wear, Avhile for out of doors a charming bolero of guipure lace with a deep double collar and cavalier cuffs of embroidered linen is worn over it Charlotte Cipriani, a graduate of the University of Chicago, is tho first Avornan to receive the degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Farls. Of -1013 homesteaders registered In El Reno, Oklahoma, the other day. Hop v. Iry Grain l or TIr. The feeding of ground grain In con nection Avith sloop of some kind lias many advocates. Quite a number or , feeders think that all kinds of grain fc;.-d should be moistened Just enough to pour Avcll from the pail to the trough. A number of tests to deter mine Avhether or not this is profitable were conducted by Professors Mum and Van Norman at the Indiana Ex periment Station. These men conclud ed that the difference in appearance of pigs fed on dry feed and on moistened feed goes to snow that there is no ad vantage in moistening the feed. Furth er, the pigs fed dry grain made sligut lv the best gains. Taking everything into consideration, it Is considered un necessary to moisten ground feed for pigs except as It may be a matter or. convenience, ui cuumu no ""-j o-.e test, and conclusions must not be drawn until further Avork has been done. This kind of experiment is highly valuable. No Telllns When One May Need a Coffin. "A man entered my salesroom some time ago," recalled a St. Joseph under taker, "that said that he wanted to select a casket and shroud. I asked Avhat size casket he Avanted and he ansAvered: 'Well, you can measure me if you Avant; I Avant the casket for myself.' I Avas taken by surprise, and he noticed it, but he appeared to tninu that there was nothing unusual in this request 'I am six feet tall,' he said. "Without further delay I began to shoAV him our different caskets. He was very particular about it they all are and it took him about an hour to choose what he Avanted. He then selected a shroud and other necessities and gave an order for four carriages.' When we were through he asked the price and I told him $150. He paid over the cash and I gave him a receipt for his own funeral. That man Avas apparently strong and robust at the time Six Aveeks later I received a telephone message from one of the hospitals In this city announcing that my customer had died and that ho had triven instructions to have me called. The funeral was carried out Just as A picturesque white hat looks charm- 10., -n-ompn. and a separate reg- ing with this pretty gown; it has a ,stratlon ota was established for wide flat crown of guipure lace anu . black velvet, the under brim of white Ty0men were first permitted to bo- crlnollne straw, and quaintly arranged mnlr.vos In Government offices between the two brims are whito os- . lgG2 Ayhcn Sccretary of the Treas- trich tips, which fall over the edge or salmon V. Chase appointed sis the lower brim uplifted by a uiacK women clcrks velvet rosette. 1 . n,ltmruv Btntes In a medical Journal that tho height of a very tall British woman was, fifty years ago, five feet seven Inches, while now the height averages five feet sis inches to five feet ten inches. In the performance of her duty Ida Hathaway, a nurse at the Hartford Hospital, contracted ophthalmia from a child patient and became blind. Hartford people have raised a fund of $8000 for her support Elizabeth do Belle, an Atlanta (Ga.) young Avornan, is making a distin guished name m law practice in m cago. She recently Avon a case, ac cording to the Woman's Journal, in- ITow One Girl Became Original. "Miss X. Is a most original girl, don't you think so?" he remarked. "Why, no!" returned his companion, somewhat astonished at the adjective, "I think she is extremely nice and in telligent and avoII informed, but I should hardly call her original. v ny, she is Just a quiet, everyday sort of girl, and does nothing especially to distinguish herself from any one else. "That Is Just Avhy I call her orig inal," answered tho other. "Every other girl I know does something one plays golf very aatII, another rides i eautif ully, a third knows all about a boat and sails her own dory; another voiTing rcal estate valued at glOO.OOO, drives four-in-hand, a Attn is pmian throplc and has taken to slumming, a sixth is intellectual and goes in for the higher education, or is artistic and ex hibits in the Salon, etc. So, I repeat that I find Miss X. original delight fully so!" New York Tribune, WW00 Prepared For AVInter. i During the summer mouths, aft; the harvest season nas passeu uiij crops have had their final "lay by," wo should turn our attention to tne roui try houses and yards.' Each separate apartment should be gone oaci-, uuu every little detail as regards the com fort of the foAvls should be looked after. All the fiilth and trash which have accumulated during the busy farming season should be removed, and tlx.' floors of the houses recovered wlp ' fresh" earth from the garden. A good, thick coat of Avhltewash fdiould be applied on both inside and outside of houses, and a general house- cleaning should be had. All the small cracks in Avails should be caretuiiy looked after. . New nests should be made, and extra roosts be put in for the young fowlj Avhich Avill soon be large enough to roost with the old fowls. A small amount of labor now will save many a dollar next winter, and perhaps be tho means of preventing various dis- tho fowls. Home and Farm. r ndTra alime Pca.l,-KansaS Ci.y Jou, , i I uai spoKC no av vi u. The last light of day had died on the tons of the Ozark's highest hills. Tho moonllzht came. From the for- An Amusing Ked Tape Incident. Uncle Sam is so bound up with red est crest of "the mountain to the west tape that he sometimes has to take It crept down until it touched tho door money out of one pocket and put t rtthor Occasionally he pays it Rten and tnen ieii uwou mu oiu,; v"- " , - , . wild plum trees that grew along the back into the same pocket aga hi. as is branch of the valley field. Now it just now being exemplified in the case lighted up-the whole valley, and the of certain Importations of machinery S D lmn of Mnv brought the for the new Philadelphia Mint It was . Still found that In the fine details of some T.tuTl of the more delicate bits of mechanism tney but m - - ft,ninn, nf mnnev tho It had been five years smco tney necusj&uijr iu mo wm.& . came in the Joy of their simple honey- Germans were ahead of us, and some Soon to the little cabin George had of the machinery has been Imported. .ri. Vi.i frat Tt wn Gov- In suite of the fact that this has been crnnent land, and he thought he had consigned to the United States .Gov- i cfa.fU it v ve vears or naru- eruuieui, uiu x--j est toll and care folloAved. Now there was an open field of eighty acres, a yo tng orchard, barns and a neat com fortable cottage. It was uieir nome, and a good home they had made it too. "How plain you can smell tho com," . Mollle said at Last "Such good corn," ho said brokenly, 'V.nd forty acres of it" "George," she said qulta calmly, "we are young yet; we cleared tnis farm and built this house; avo can do It again." ' He only shook his head. Her words brought no comfort to him. He Avas thinking of the five years of ceaseless tabor, the best years of his young manhood, which could never bo re called. George, simple minded, good heart h1 had alwavs been the best natured nn'd most harmless fellow in the world. Durin" the days that followed he be- Makes Money by Cleaning Jewelry, In London there is a woman Avho has made herself famous and invalua ble among tho wives of wealthy peo ple by taking care of their Jewelry. Once a week in the height of the sea son she makes a round of tho Jewel boxes, and carries all her cleaning ap pliances with her. When sho gets to Avork she fastens about her waist a hie nnrnn n f chamois skin, and then opens half a dozen different bottles ia.it, leather, pale blue, rose and light and boxes or .cleaning nuiua nuu yCu0W are tiio unis iaiureu iu i uo. Tmrpiins? rowns of mohair are dressy and serviceable. Crinkled crepe muslin is one of the novelties in sheer fabrics. Linen gowns embroidered in cash mere colors, with a glint of gold, are among tho novelties. Toplln barege Is one of the late sea son importations that is much like-3 for its softness and clinging qualities. White, cream, castor, beige, ca:o r.l i Department has been called upon to pay the usual rate of duty on it As all tho revenues from the various Custom Houses find their way to the Treasury Department in this Instance it isn't even a question of exchanging money from one pocket to another. Here Uncle Sam Just takes it out and puts it back again whero it camo from. Philadelphia Record. An Immigrant's TrogresB. Fifteen years ago Joseph Ho aga ar rived in Butte s County, Kan., with five cents in bis pocket He Avent to work for a farmer, with whom he re mained five years, saving something fivm his wages each year. At the end of that time he started farming on his own account To-day he owns five hundred acres of land, and has it ctnr.t-n.1 iv!th n fine herd of cattle. A short time ago ho went to El Dorado to bid oa another half section of land, T-''--.h h.- Ind the money to buy. pastes. With a little instrument sho first tests tho settings, and then dips the ring or pin repeatedly in a llttlo eau do Cologne. While she works she uses a poAverful magnifying glass, and for a stone that has an accumula tion of dust or grease or soap on Its under side, as often happens with rings, she dips it alternately in soap suds and eau de Cologne, and occa sionally uses a very fine, soft camel's hair brush to reach in delicately be tween the prongs of tho setting. When the stone is thoroughly clean it is bur-l-J in a Jar of flno sawdust to dry. Emerald3 and other green stones she cleans by soaking wads of absor bent cotton in pure alcohol and bury Platinum or gold pallettes, or a combination of both, represent the latest dcA-elopment in spangled trim ming. Ribbons of all widths, fabrics and colors play an Important part in the devising of smart summer toilets; gold and delicately enameled buttons also. White laco hose forms one of the striking novelties of the summer. Sometimes a touch of color In a clock or an embroidered floAver is preferred to plain Avhite. A bluo linen gown Is trimmed with bands of a coarser blue linen em broidered la white silk. This outlines the flounce at the top, tho edge of the ticket and sleeves. The neck to this Ing the gems therein cntll all tho alco- jacket which has no collar, is cut hoi has evaporated. square in front Once in every season sho restrlngs In tn0 millinery lmo about the pret- the necklace of pearls under her care, tlost noY0lty Just noAV Is the hanuner- and when the owner cannot arrange to cv.ief cat- Three shades of straw are wear a fine string of theso gems at emr,i0yCd and the brims three in least once in a fortnight tne cieaner numi,0r are of graduated sizes, one lays them in a cup of Avarm flour or turnlng up against the other, but La lukewarm fresh milk, just to Keep gucu a way taat no two points meet, their skins in good condition.-London clmniene!rll:eesof muslin are finished Answers. .... 1 ,T1 the back Avlth a Watteau pleat. over which falls a broad collar of A Comparison In Women. The wome ftf Kns.m. Counter of Malmesbury, are not radically different from those Df past generations. In a recent arti cle which the Countess contributes to m English periodical she seeks to rid the mind of the fallacy that outdoor exercise is a special attribute cf the 7oMTday inTe'ormlon white, which is .carried around to the " da.r,2lSL front where It-broadens and then slopes down to te waist line, finish ing Avlth cnds,A;" h tie fichu fashion. There is a rthe h the r5nk or bluo' or whatever and " color of the gown, on the wkjjuie'vhu or collar, edged with lace. bft- ... " rractlcal Potato Culture. I have found potatoes a profitable crop for a term of years. I select a piece of sod land where water does not stand, or rather where there is natural drainage, and plow it six to , seven inches deep, using a ploAV Avith J a Jointer that the edge of the furrow.' may be well turned under. The lancj..y is harrowed very thoroughly botn ways, first with a cutaway harrow, then Avith a spring tootn, making ui soil very fine to a depth of four inches or more. Drills are then opened with a small furrowing plow- four inches deep and three feet between the rows. A high grade brand of fertilizer con taining ten per cent, actual potashes distributed in the drills at tne raw; ui one ton to the acre, scattered as even ly and thinly as possible. It may be safer to cover the fertilizer a little, although I hardly ever go to that trou- For seed I prefer potatoes of medium to small size and do not. believe in cutting them too fine. These pieces are dropped about fourteen inches apart in the furrows, and covered with a cultivator with the wmer turned In and with a roller attach ment Before the potatoes appeal above ground I go over the pieces with a Aveeder, and as soon as the plants are well up start the cultivator and run it quite often, gradually get ting considerable earth around the plants. I use the hand hoe if neees- rnw n wppfla must UOl uo auu J f - - ' croAV among the plants. o - Some may tnini; tnat a ton oi tlllzer to the acre too much to apply all In the drills, but I want to have enough right Avhere the roots neo it most for the potato is rather a'Cr feeder. The method of cultivation Is to keep the roots frcm spreading vv'r the land too much. I have found from experience that we must apply r.ure than the analysis of the plant wo-tM erirr t.-i -.nil for F. W. Sarcentfin r, viu v s -1- --- m American Agriculturist. neees iwJTto Of Ver- Ltm England's marriage rate in ivjo mi higher than in any year since l8;6.