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By VIVIAN (Copyright, by Josrph H. Uuwh-s.) She gets up thut morning with a dull headache, a miserable sense of heaviness nnd nervous unrest, com mon enough, doubtless, to yuung mothers who huve not yet uucceeded in adjusting their endurance to the vuvlous burdens of life. She goes out Into the pleasant, cozy kltche:i; Charley has already built the fire In tho range, and has genu on Into the large shed room they call Ills "workshop," where lie Is occupying his spare hours In con structing a Bet of furniture, from original patterns, for a spare bed room Nellie Is planning to arrange. ' Well, he may feel fresh and lively anil like working," thinks Nellie, half sullenly, sr she listens to the cheer ful, mellow whistle with which he fct 'ps time to the music of his tools. He slept like a rock all night. I don't suppose he ever guesses bow little sleep or rest I got or cares, either, maybe." Which last Is clearly unjust; and CKrlcy Hurt Is one of the best hus bands In the whole world, as Nellie herself is often heard to say. She goes mechanically about her n in ning duties, preparing the break she knows Charley likes best, at 11 1 putting up a dainty dinner In his neat lunch basket for he dues not conic home till night all the time liopin? against hope that baby will not waken till she get? some of the mi st needful work done. The very sunshine falls to cheer Iht with Its brightness. Hroakfnst over, he says cheerfully: ". II. I wish you'll sew a button or two on my coat; I've ml.-ised some tills day or so." His tone is the furthest possible from a hint of fault-finding. She says: "Yes, Charley," very quietly; but lifts the offending gar- 6ees Them Bring In Loves. the Man She nuiet with a spiteful Jerk; and goes Into the bedroom to select from their box on her work-table some suitable, buttons and the wherewithal to apply them. Kul Just as she turns away with full hands, those wicked buttons escape from her hold, and with tho natural perversity that animates all things some days, they cease not their rolling till they have bestowed them selves far under the dressing-case, quite beyond reach. A hasty exclu niuthm springs to her Hps, but Is bravely repressed, while the vexed frown deepens. Losing temper and patience together, she puts forth all her stnngth and lifts tho dressing rase clear away from the wail, rolling It uslde whUo she picks up the fugi tive buttons. "Say. Nell, hold on there," calls Charley, observing this exploit through the open door. "Why don't you let me help you? You ought not to do such things; you know you'll hurt yourself." "Oh, well, It doesn't matter," she returns, desperately, "I'm sure to be worked to death, somehow; It may as well bo one thing as another." For a moment honest Charley looks at his young wife with eyes and mouMi open; never has he heard such words from her before. In Hint mo ment It seems to dawn upon him for the first time how much sharper is the outline of the still pretty face, how pale the once pink cheeks, what dark lines under the blue eyes, how tired a look about the childlike mouth. I In Bits down suddenly, in the completeness of the shock. "Nell." he says, presently, "If you are working too hard, why don't you have a young girl to help, or put out something the washing, for instance? It isn't absolutely necessary that you should do everything; you mustn't overwork, if we don't make up that last payment this year." "I shall do all my own work un less I'm sick until w are quite out of debt and have laid something by," la tho firm reply she is somewhat calmer now. "Didn't I agree to, when we laid our plana at first?" "Hut not unless you are able, Nell; I won't have you over-work; you are not looking very well, it Beems to me." "Of course I am able," stubbornly, yet struggling to keep back the weak tears at these words of sympathy. Of course I am well; what should all LESSON CLAUDE me? And ns for what I do, you never see me doing much, do you?" with somewhat bitter emphasis. She gives him the coat, proceeds to clear away tho breakfast things, but just then baby Carl s Bhrlll notes as cend. "That baby!" she exclaims, with no very tender Inflection; and dropping cups und saucers, Bho hastens to re lieve his sufferings. Charley has his coat on by this time, and Is about to start; he has a Hi-minutes' ride to his work. He steps Into the bedroom and stoops over little Carl. "Come, Nell, my girl," ho calls, cheerily, "fetch us the goodby kiss " "Oh, I'm busy," replies Nell, tartly, from the depths of the closet where she Is selecting bauy s domes, "kiss Carl instead, that will do us well. I don't doubt you think a good deal more of liim than you do of me any way," with perversely bitter Intona tion. If she thinks he will hasten to her and coax her out of her pet, she is greatly mistaken; he Is not used to nnv such moods in his bright llttt helpmate, so does not know how to take them. There Is a siiildeii silence, then she faces round Just In time to see him give baby Carl one lung kiss, ai.d he turns away mute and hurt, and is gone. She hesitates a moment, too proud to call to him even then, till at last her heart conquers und she runs after him; but It is too late; he has passed out of the Bidc-door, gone down the walk and Is Just step ping on hoard the walling horse-car. How heavily the day passes after this, only a tenderhearted woman mastered by the same falling can know. Never before has she spoken such words to the husband she loves so dearly; never before since their wedding (lav have they parted fur even a few hours without u kiss and a loving word Theirs has been a very happy mar riage, too, having In It all the ele ments of prosperity and content. Charley Hurt Is a house-carpenter by trade, a first-rate mechanic, sober, In dustrious, earning good wages and constantly advancing at his work. They have a cozy Hub home, a pret ty cottage in the suburbs. Today bIic goes about the pretty rooms tidying everything as usual, and for the first time takes no pride or pleasure in them. She gets through her routine-work somehow, doing all she thinks of or llnils time fur, because to leave any thing undone would only add to the suffering or a mind 111 at ease; but there Is a heavy weight of misery at her heart. Will night ever come and bring her Charley home? At last every thing is done; she has prepared a most inviting supper for her "good man," Baying to herself: "I'll take buby Carl and run down to the gate and meet him when hp comes then we'll kiss and make up." Still he docs not come, and It Is quite pust his usual hour. She sits patiently holding her boy, hei face growing all the time more white nnd drawn and anxious. "Oh. how I wish 1 had said good by Just ns ever to-day!" she whispers for the twentieth time; then as the slow minutes creep along. "I nm afraid oh, so afraid something has hap pened." for though he Is sometimes a little late. It Is very seldom that his time of coming varies a half-hour and now It Is two hours, and her vague presentiments of evil are grow ing to a dreadful certainty. She gets up and walks the floor, tired out as she Is; another hour passes, and in the extremity of her distress and terror she Is about to run across to her nearest neighbor, when a miillled tramping approaches and stops "the feet of them that bear him are at his gates." It seems to Nellie Hurt that she dies a dozen deaths in that moment, while she stands rooted to tho spot and sees them bring In the man she loves, senseless, bleeding, broken; then she rouses herself, und It Is her ready hand that arranges the lied nnd smooths the pillow under the poor unconscious head. Not ili nil no that would have been a punishment grenter than poor Nellie deserves, and more thnn she could bear; but there has been p nccident u scaffolding has fallen, unrt among the hull dozen men killed or Injured Charley Hurt has fared best of any only a broken arm, a dislocat ed shoulder, and some cuts and bruises. Ho has been well cared for, too, nnd only conveyed to his home when the attending surgeon has decid ed that there are no lnternnl Injuries, and that he can Barely be moved. But the dread "might havo been stands out before her then so clear nnd plain that It leaves Its Impress on her very soul; and In all the rest of her life it helps to teach her the great lesson of patience aud Bclf control. So matters might have been much worse, after all; as it Is, Nellie Hurt's bnd day ends with a perfect recon ciliation between husband and wife-, and a most grateful thanksgiving to Ood from one tender heart that aha has been spared that sharpest pang of all tho uttAr misery of knowing that loi this world bcr penitence baa com FOR HEALTH'S SAKE 6EE THAT YOUR FOODSTUFFS ARE PURE. ADULTERATIONS ARE COMMON Unscrupulous Dealers In Large Cities the Medium for Disposing of Such Goods Purchais at Home. For years one of the matters which has received the careful attention of the department of agriculture is food adulteration. Who has not heard of the old libel on tho state of Connecti cut the wooden nutmeg, but there are worse things than wooden nut megs. Unprincipled manufacturers and dealers for many years havo re sorted to adulteration of foodBtuffs to Increase profits. In the matter of spices, only a short time since the food commission of one of tho states discovered among 60 samples analyzed more than 30 thut were adulterated. In pepper. Btems and barks were groutid. In every class of ground spice foreign Bubstauces were added to give weight, and in numerous cases, particularly flavoring extracts, the ar ticles supposed to be made from pure fruits, were found to bo synthetical, or entirely artitkial, preparations from coal tar. These goods were prepared by con cerns that have no regular trade, but depend upon agents to sell goods for them to whoever they can. It Is rare ly that a reliable wholesale grocery house sells such goods, as retailers will not knowingly keep them In stock, as they cannot be legully sold, and some oflicer of the food depart ment of the state Is likely to drop into the Btore at any time, confiscate the goods, and Impose a heavy fine on the dealer. A short time ago health ofllcers In Philadelphia found a number of Ital ians In a cellar putting oil In bottles, aud labeling the same with a foreign- looking label. An analysis of the oil proved It to be mainly a poor quality of cottonseed oil, and the lowest grade of olive. Hundreds of cases of the stuff were traced to a city In the middle west, whore It was dis posed of uuder contract to houses who sell direct to consumers through agents and by mail. Nut alone are spices, extracts, olive oil and sim ilar foodstuffs adulterated this way, but the fraud extends still further. Cheap kinds of fish, such as hake, cat fish, etc., are prepared and placed on tho market as genuine codflBh. Toma to catsups are made of a good quality of pumpkin and given the right color by dye stuffs, and flavored by the use of coal tar extracts. Hundreds of other articles are "doctored" the same way. It Is rarely that such artificial goods find their way Into the handB of regular grocers throughout the country, but ore disposed of by con cerns who depend upon doing busi ness at points distant from their loca Hon, and who seek protection in the Interstate commerce law, and who seek to dispose of their goods directly to the consumers, as no federal or state officer is likely to call at a prl vate house and make an analysis of foods used. It seems that neither the national or state laws cun be so closely ap plied as to prevent this evil. If the musses of people would study Into this question the buying of foods from others than local dealers, who are known to be honest, would be tho re sult, and the dally reports of people being mysteriously poisoned by eating some article of food would not be so nuiucrot;; Trust "Graft." One of the practices of the trusts In the marketing of their products, Is the prize schemes. In order to Induce the consumers to use their various brands of goods, attractive offers arc made to exchange different urtlcles for certificates and coupons. Hut It Is always Intended that the consum ers "pay the freight." Generally where premiums are offered with goods, the packages are short 'n weight, or a few cents more charged than goods of like kind sell for. Thus it can bo seen how the preinhmis given arc paid for by the consumer, nnd be pays a high price for the prizes he draws. Goods that are given away with purchases cost money. Their cost does not come out of the pockets of the manufacturers, but out of the purses of the people w ho use tho goods. If one desires to buy sugar, he does not care to pay for the scoop or shovel. Ho wants miliar, and at the lowest price con sistent. He knows that If he takes the scocp or the shovel some one pays tho bill. Various systems of premium giving have been devined. Some call for a certain number of coupons of some sort, and so. much cash, or somo artlclo JiiBt fe- tho coupons alone. Where cash ... re quired along with coupons there Is apparently an additional profit In the deal aside from that made on the goods with which coupons are given. It Is well to buy goods on thoir merits alonj. Huy wnat you want and at the r tjbt price, and you will be ahead of the premium plan. Catch-Penny Advertisements. tleware of the advertisements In which it In stated that "this article will be sent on approval for one dol lar." It means that you will have something on your hands, and a good lsed freight or express bill to settle, and perhaps many mors dollars to pay. TRADE'S GREAT MAGNET. How 8omt Mammoth Fortunes Havt Been Built Up. Many of the great fortunes In Amer ica havo been gained by tho Judicious use of printers' ink. Tho wealthiest merchants attribute their success to advertising. Millions and millions of dollars' worth of manufactured prod ucts are annually sold to the people of the Cnlted States through the ad vertising pages of the public press, the only medium. Consider the new fangled breakfast foods, the numerous natural food preparations! It Is more than likely they would never havo be come known without their merits were exploited before tho people through the newspapers. Great exclu ivi mall-order houses, Institutions that have come Into existence during the past 1:0 years, have been built up entirely through Judicious advertis ing. As to the mall order houses, there Is a loud clamor against their en croachments throughout the country. There Is every cause for alarm that they will eventually grow Into such mammoth Institutions as will monop olize the business that Is now the backbone and spine of the country towns. There Is one way thut the men-hunts can lessen the evil. It Is by persistent use of the public press. Tsp advertising spare, meet the com petition rightly und squarely and let the people know about it. Hundreds of would be business ven tuns have failed Just because there was no proper advertising Hundreds nnd thousands of small merchants full for the sumo cause. The paper In a small town is of greater force than the average merchant thinks. If the storekeeper desires to test his home paper as un advertising medium, let him insert an advertisement of some article and put the price lower than it Is generally sold at Then awai; re. nits. He will tinil that the people will learn of It, und cull to see about it. Hollars to tho editor for advertis ing space are never lost If the adver tising Is of the proper kl.nl The In vestment will bring greater returns to the merchant than money Invested In nny other way. One trouble Is that the average merchant knows little about proper methods of advertising A simple card "John Junes, Grocer, sells groceries" is of but 111 tie use. Make advertising attractive. Tell about goods, about prices, und every, thing that a prospective purchasei may want to know. Keep persistently at It. Change advertisements week after week. The people loo for It, aud it will pay. D M. CAIIR. HELPING THE TRUSTS. Systems That Are Opposed to the Welfare of the Masses. Nearly a century ago, Disraeli, the elder. In his essay on gaming am) gambling, wrote: "The savage and the civilized, tho Illiterate and the learn ed, are alike cuptivuted by the hope of accumulating wealth without the labors of industry." In this saying tho great statesman and writer sounded the keynote of much of the woes met with In life. It is the desire to secure wealth without labor, to gain some thing for nothing, that causes many to go to their graves "unwept, unhonored und unsung." Thu man who gleefully sings "Make a few dollars earn you a living," will be sure to ilnd many people ready to believe him. They will take a "chance" anyway, and the gullible are so numerous that the promoter really succeeds In "accumulating wealth without the labors of Industry," but the others his victims generally fall. lmrintf trie iihnl .V vrnrs ene !?'!' concern that has for long been drain lug the rural districts of surplus wealth, has built a city of Its own, and liaB erected buildings for the lie commodatlon of 7,000 people. Tills concern does not draw a cent of trade from the people of the city wherein It Is locuted. All Its wealth aud the means by which it built up Its "own city" has been contributed by people scattered throughout the country. How few there are who think that when they send money to tblB rcat concern for supplies that might as well bo botigrft In their homo town, that they are helping to dcul a death blow to the pluce they call home? Yet such Is the fai t. Every dollar sent to the lurge city, assists In the build ing up of greater trusts, and great er combinations, that seek to control the manufacturing, the mercantile business, und as well the prices ot lubor nnd all the products of the work shop und the farm. It means busi ness oligarchy to which the common people should not submit. D. M. CAftH Deception Practiced, Those who would not be defrauded by sharpers who use tho advertising columns of the city papers would do well in carefully considering each proposition which attracts their atten tion. Remember that those who ad vertise are not philanthropists. They are out after the dollars, and havo nothing to give away, unless It Is in exchange for money. Tho concern that offers an exceptional bargain needs to be studied well before in vestment be made. Everything h(s a legitimate value, and Is worth so much in the markets of the world. When It Is offered at less than Its apparent real value, look out for fraud and deception. Generally every good town affords the buyor a chance to obtain whatever he requires, and at price consistent with quality. Those who patronize home stores aru less likely to be deceived. FOR THE BOUDOIR RIBBON WORK BASKET IS A DAINTY CONCEIT. Especially Useful in These Days When Elaborate Ornamentation of Lin gerie Is the Delight of Al most Every Woman. Lingerie that Is dalii'v and sheer and bears the marks of foreign needle work Is lavishly trimmed with ribbons and lingerie that is plain aud of do mestic make has quantities of ribbon run headings und bowknots to dec orate It. so that It Is easy to see that the well dressed woman of to day Is particular about the decoration and beauty of her undergarments. All this trimming with ribbons means a few hours' work each week, and ns tnnnv women prefer to reserve this ribbon running for their own spare hours rather than to give It to the maid to do they provide themselves with an outfit ciiiiiprl.-ing the latest and must attractive bodkins, ribbon holders, fancy bags and scissors. Ore of the novel offerings in this line Is u miniature lish basket made of fire wicker and shaped exactly like the spacious receptacle for trout and pickerel. Thu ribbon basket is Just large enough to hold two or three spools of baby ribbon. The cover lifts back, nnd the Inside is padded with silk to match thu basket lining. Thrust through a ribbon strap cross ing the center of the cover lining nre three silver bodkins made In the shape of fish, the heads forming the lMilnl and the talis being silt cross wise to admit the various widths of lingerie ribbon. WHEN BABYIS CHRISTENED. Rules Generally Observed at This Im portant Ceremony. Thn christening ceremony should take place at the church unless there Is a very good reason for doing other wise. Relatives, sponsors and friends are Invited to be present either ver bally or the mother sends Informal little notes telling of the event, giving the hour, etc. After the service a luncheon or supper may be served, to which the clergyman, sponsors and relatives ure Invited. If nothing elab orate Is desired It Is perfectly proper to have refreshments suitable for on afternoon tea, with the time honored caudle, which Is a drlng always of fered In olden days on the occasion of a christening. This is the rule for making: It Is best to prepare most of It th lay be fore using: Stir two cups ot oatmeal Into three quarts of boiling salted water; put In three sliced lemons, a large cup of seeded raisins, a grated nutmeg 4ml a stick of cinnamon. Cook In a double boiled for two hours, Htinln through u colander and leave to cool. Hefore serving heat to the boll- i lug point, mid a pint of best brandy a pint of mulled sherry, half a tumbler of rum and one quart of scalded milk. I'lace In a punch bowl; serve In bouil lon cups with a silver ladle, placing n spoonful of whipped cream on the top with n bit of grated lemon rind. It Is customary to ask a young matron to serve the caudle. All the decorations should be white, flowers, candle shades, cakes, etc. The bonbons must be white sugared nl molids, they are Invariably used at French christening parties. Great care should be taken In selecting the god parents. It Is customary to give a boy two god fathers and one god mother; a girl has one god-mother mid one god-father. If people huve means It Is proper to bestow gifts upon the baby, who Is supposed to be about two months old at this time. After returning from tho church the child Is not in evidence, but is kept quiet in tho nursery following all the unusual excitement. In some families tho same christening robe Is handed down from generation to generation. This Is a very pr 'ty custom and one to be commended. Reception gowns of the simplest charactor aro worn, for this Is firBt of all. a religious cere mony and should not be turned Into a large society function. A Church Entertainment. A young people's society gave this successful and Interesting affair. Four large houses about three blocks apart were selected. The first was called "New England." The host ess and her assistants wer gowned In colonial costumes and the decorations were of the same character. They If 1 1 1 served baked beans, doughnuts, pump kin pie, sliced cold meats, pound cake) and cup custards. This service was a la carte. The second house was "Way Down In Dixie." The attendants were In dainty summer gowns and there were quantities of flowers Cold drinks, chicken pie, sweet potato croquettes, rice pudding and corn bread wer sold. The "Wild and Woolly West" was represented at the third house. The girls were In outing suits, wide felt hats, etc. Hat'on sandwiches, pie ami coffee were dispensed. Of course I be fourth place repre sented the absolutely correct Bnd ef fete east. Cplodate evening attlrn was worn, there was a stringed or chestra, palms, etc. Chicken salad. creams and Ire were served with tho usual reception table accessories m Miami; Mintiti The Corset. The whole essence of a successful appearance revolves around this spe cial, though frequently neglected, lit tle Hem." remarks a fiishlonable au thority. ' The very cheap corset Is an abom ination, be the figure what It may. loo slender form ;i;.ks the assistant'! of a well cut model to Impart the nec essary rounded curves, while one) blessed with too liberal an allowance) of adipose tls.-ue seeks the service of a sluipie an maneuvered as to lend sllmii"ss and suppleness to an other wise shapeless waist "Now-, a good corset Is quite capable of circumventing any ordinary de fect of a figure modern knowledge, moreover. Insisting that health and hygiene shall lie also taken Into strict account. Tkere Is no reason what ever for a corset in cause undue pres sure anywhere, but the nowdec-ii-d outline demands a certain shapeliness of form while still maintaining the ae proved straight front. Rcitful Room. Tones of brown and soft yellow with a little white and a good deal of green are very restful for a room in which much time Is spent, Biuii us a dining-room or a study. A pretty lit tle workroom fitted up for a girl who writes and Is singularly sensitive to her surroundings has walls of soft green. The brown polished floor has two dim-colored l'erslan rugs. Tho couch pillows are of green and while and yellow and wood browns. Tho desk und bookcases ure of mahogany, the woodwork of the room Is white, and the hangings of the wide window and the coverings of the chairs and couch aro of linen taffeta with a ground of tan on which ure woody brown leaves and pale yellow flowers with fresh green stems. The effect Is very bright and yet not too light for a winter room. Net Buttons. Net buttons will be worn a great deal on many of the line waists und luce coats. The work Is mostly handi work, for the buttons are made with net and fine embroidery silk or cot ton. Kilet designs are very neat for the buttons and show the silk linings be neath. Where the waist Is colored, thn lining matches the waist, though the embroidery is mostly done with black, white or ecru. Hand painted buttons are fashionable In Paris, though for some unaccountable reason American women prefer something a trifle more handsome. Some of the hand painted affairs ure of Dutch blue, outlined with while, frequently odd designs like ships, sail boats, rustic scenery, etc., being used as a decorative feature. IN SHADOW EMBROIDERY. Corset cover of shadow embroidery and petticoat with design to match. When You Buy Winter Gowns. When you buy your winter gown got good material, good workmanship, cut ting down expenses of trimmings and fussy frills that are never necessary and seldom becoming. The modern dress of woman It beautiful, convenient and artistic. The errors are In tho gross exagger ation of beautiful fashions and In com bining grand Ideas and cheap mate rials. A plain dress, well made is worth half a dnsen elaborate ones badly cut and shabbily put together.