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
Throuvh 1hf rumble
tlirtil.limt; I rat . .
Foti.li a rhytlnuie pulio doAni th? wind
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
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,
To a fiir nwuy swell.
Till fit hist they inell
In a note hum-drawn
Aro guile on -on.
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
"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
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.
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
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 "
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
tho best materials for distinction. prcgs
A SiiiiimiT Hr lliue.
The open i-le d for fowl. here
was recently Keen in operaf'"
auswi ring its purposes i!ii!iiira... . .v
vhed roof was placed upon a corner
hoard ft nee. the open seles Pcing
'-'(. j - Oi If
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
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.
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
"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.
"This place ain't ourn," ho answered
"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
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
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
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
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
"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,
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
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
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
' 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
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.
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.
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.
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
iwJTto Of Ver-
England's marriage rate in ivjo mi
higher than in any year since l8;6.
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