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By FOREST BLAKE (Copyright, W'S. by I don't believe u Kill over dune such a thing before. ft wasn't a bit like novclt though I never hud much of a chance to rend them, for I've had to work out ever since I was 15. lint In novels, yon know, the Klrl Ik always bountiful, and always dressed In shimmering satin und luce; and the man generally meets her behind a bunk of paluia at a bull, and they wind the thins up In a Bidden of ruses just an the nun rock down. And, as he clasps her Blender, drooping form In his arms, and she lays her gulden heud on his manly bosom. I always wonder how much if that clasping business there'll be when lie boob her with her Redden iiair done up In curl papers und a lust week's cullco dreBS on" And, you know, that makes Iota of difference. Now, I'm nut u bit pretty, but when I'm dressed up you'd be sur prised. My hair's dark, und it's na turully straight und oily and wunls to lay right Hal to my head. Hut when I ve washed It good and cul led It Just the least bit miiiI slim led it Into n pom padour back and front there's not one person In n dozen but would any the whole thing Is nature. Then my coin plexlou is kind of dark, but I've found out how to use Princess cream and rice powder so it won't stiow. And I know just what kind of styles and col ors to wear. io, when I'm dressed up In my brown, tight lilting, tallor'sult. with furs and hat all to matchthe whole thing simple and elegant und not a bit like a hired glil-and I'm with a crowd of girls and we meet i man well, he never looks at the others. Hut, when 1 got home ninl change my tailored broadcloth for an old blue calico with a patch on the front, when tin- powder wears off and my hair be Kins to wilt and g"t'. stringy, then I guess a man wouldn't turn his head unless it was to keep from looking at lue. Then why don't I just keep fixed up all the Mine? Itiianse I don't have tune When a Kill gets up at four. Kets breakfast, milks live cows, pitta out a big washing, pels dinner, churns, does the lroninK. Kcts supper and then mows the yard while she's resting, there's not much time lor pnmplng your hair. And when 1 saw I couhln t work and keep pretty, both, 1 chose to work. And I never worried anything about It not till I met Isaac. He s a school teacher, and an awful flue scholar, too. He graduated from common branches, und lies spent two whole terms in the county normal Hon been teaching district school for even years now every year in a dif ferent place. He talks a whole lot about his "pro fession." and about "the child," and the "child's mcntul growth." and "In tellectual processes," ami a lot of otho things I can't undors;and. lie's told me, too,, that It takeB a ureal deal if co-.irnge for a tuun to recognize his af finity whatevor that means anion? the lower classes, when his calling in life is to be a brain worker nnd a great leader aiming men. And, besides being a school teacher, lies the most finicky fellow I ever went with. They Bay It takes him fif teen minutes to comb his hair, and ha can't put on his hat without a looking glass. When 1 get Into u big stew of work I forget all about how 1 look, but Isaac never gets so deep In as that. Last summer, when help was so scarce here In the country, and the men just working their heads off to Ret harvesting done, and Isaac was Hitting around at home studying Intel lectual processoB, John Winters here, that's the woman's man I work for. he asked Isaac to help hlin. And Isauc helped one forenoon. And they said he wore gloves all the time and when he come Into the field he was carrying an umbrella over him. I went with him all the next winter, and by spring he v.-as coming here twice a week rcKulnr. I used to apetid nearly two hours beforehand getting ready for him. and he would Just take spoils over my my looks; but all the time 1 felt kind of uneasy. At last one night when he was try ing to make me promise hltn, sure, I just up and says: "Isaac," Bays I, "you don't know me. You think I'm pretty, and I'm not " "Why aren't you pretty, Matilda?" say-B he. (He always saya "aren't" and "Isn't.") "Haven't you the most beautiful hair that was over on a woman's head? Isn't your skin like the petals of a lily? Aren't your teeth like pearlB?" "N:. sir," suys 1, "they ain't! It takes mc half an hour to do up my hair bo It looks like It's naturally fluf fy. Those pe.-.rls you're tnlklng aViut most of 'em cost three dollars apiece, and my Illy skin comes out of a cold cream Jar and a powder box. My eyes Is the real thing, but If there was any way of changing 'em I'd be a doing It." He teemed sort of dazed for a min ute, but at last he says: "Well, Matilda, even If your bodily charms are not all er real, those of jour character are,- And love, Matil da, la not dependent on Iho physical. Love Is a spiritual thing. It is a com munion of bouIb." n'hnt nil Bounded nice, but still I didn't feel Just right about IL But J told hlni I'd give him an answer the next afternoon when he wut to come ami take me out buggy -riding. I 30 TEST Dully Htnry Tub. Co.) I didn't sleep much that night, w seemed to me 1 had come to the place where the puth divided, and 1 couldn't tell which way I wus going to travel. At last 1 made up my mind what 1 was going to do to decide the matter. It was pretty tough on me, but I felt It was my duty. The next day I went to work clean ing house. After 1 had cleaned and scrubbed two rooms the forenoon was about gone, and 1. saw the Honrs wouldn't bo dry enough for the carpets before night, so I put on the boiler and went to washing. Isauc was to b there ut three, lly half-past two I be. gun to get panicky. Then, for the first time that day, I took time to go and look in the glass. I was a sight. My hair wasn't Ilk" the heroine's In a story. You know, when their hair gets damp it always curls up Into little, clinging tendrils. Well, mine don't. And, when I saw myself standing there in my wretched old wrupp-r, with my stringy hair, ami face covered with what Isaac calls presperat ion, ! felt like fleeing as a bird lo the mountain. Hut I dldti t. I jusi went back to my washing. Prompt at three o'clock Isaac drov up to the fence. I could see him from tin' window, with his gloves on and gold-linn 1 glasses, and collar stand ing uav up unwind his ears. When the children came a-raolng through the house to tell me he had coin" 1 Just said, calmly, "Hring htm out here." Preity soon In came Isaac. I couldn't s. e lilni very plain for a minute hmiigh the steam, and for a minute lie didn't speak. At last be say, In the tunniest voice: , "What does this mean"" "It Just means I'm kind of busy this afternoon." says I, us 1 picked up ,i ,iie of dirty clothes tiff of a chair and offered him a seat. "How do you like my Illy complexion to-day. Isaac?" "I'm sure I don't understand," he says. "I fee kind of stunned." "You'd better feel stunned before you're married than afterwards." savs I "I don't think any man ought to marry a girl till bos scon her In her everyday clothes. Ami so I want you to understand that this Is the way 1 look about half of the time. If I was to take you I'm afraid that. Judging from your present prospectB, I wouldn't "How Do You Like My Lily Complex ion To-Day, Isaac?" have much time to stand before the glass, neither. And I'm afraid, too," says I, kind of cautious, "I'm afraid you'll have to find me In the kitchen over a wash tub more than onco a week." Then he got mad. "Kven If you Bhould have to work ut manual labor," says he, "you can maintain your per sonal appearance." aays he. "Oh, well," says I, us I started a sheet through the wringer, "what'othe difference? Love does not depend on the physical Love's n spllrtual thing, Isaac. It's a communion of souls. " Well, sir, he Just give me one long, shuddering look, then he lit out of that kitchen and out to his Imggy and went away. That wns three weeks ago, and 1 ain't seen lilni nlure. If ever a man comes nlong that'll tell mo, over a wash-tub. that ho lovet me, I'll know he's Rot the real goods nnd I'm ready for him. Electric Treatment for Violins. A noted violinist and violin maker believes he has discovered a method for giving, by the uld of an electrical machine, the same quality of tone to a violin that age huB been credited with providing. The theory of the violinist, says Popular Mechanics, Is that It Is not the age of the violin which really gives It Its superior tone, but tho amount of "bowing" or vibration It has received. Iiy the use of the electrical machine the violin Is expected to get as much "bowing" In 30 days as the same Instrument would receive In 50 years of ordinary use. Cheap Gasoline. Redd Ho you buy that kind of gasoline with a scent? Greene No; I didn't know there was any as cheap aa that! Youkers Statesman. mm ISSUES SET FORTH GOV. DOUGLAS ON THE DUTY OF DEMOCRATS. Doing Away with Iniquitous Dlngley Tariff the Most Important Project to Be Achieved Consumers Victims of Greed. William h. Douglas, former governor of Massachusetts, Is a sound and sensi ble Democrat. Regarding three tenet of Democracy In. says: "I am heartily In favor of a larger measure of home rule for our cltiea and towns. "It Is hardly necessary to say that I am opposed to oxliuvagauce and In favor of strict economy and retrench ment In nil of our governmental nf falrB. Not a dollar of the peoplo'u money should be spent unnecessarily or Invested in measures of doubt ful utility to the people as a whole. "The most Important Issue In this country Is that of the tariff. In my opinion, the Dlngley tariff wall that surrounds this country Is entirely too high, not only for the welfare of con sumers and of the people us a whole, but for the manufacturers, as a class. It protects the larger manufacturers, combined Into trusts, at the expense of the smaller and Independent manu facturers. It does not protect tint farmer, for the prices of our staple farm products are usually lived by the prices in foreign markets. It does not protect the wotkiugmau, for tbero is no tariff duty on labor. "The extremely high tariff rates of the Dlngley act. higher than any be fore enacted, or than those of any other country with tin- possible excep tion of Russia, are largely responsible for the era of trusts in which . now lind ourselves The protected manu facturers lii-ne combined in order to restrict production, nuso pipes and get the full ben, In of these unneces sarily high duties, for the same rea son, mid ii make their monopoly more perfect, the smaller trusts hnvo been merged Into large! ones. The protected -Infant Itulnsiues' of to-day are the billion -dollar steel and other giant trusts thai get the lion's share of the tariff bonus and then show their appreciation for these fa vors by Intimidating and oppressing ordinary niutiiifaetnt era, and by sell ing their tariff protected wat-s ill un protected foreign markets at prices only two-thirds or three -fourths as high as those charged a' home "In my opinion the American con sumers, who pay the tariff taxes that go to swell the prolits of these trusts, should be the most tavored customers of these giant paupers Our own peo ple are entitled to any bargain-counter prices that our protected trusts may have to offer " A Republican Bolt. The Republicans lire suffering from the ambition of some of their leaders and the evident intention of President Roosevelt to dictate the nomination of Secretary Tafl as his siiceessot. or himself. In rase Taft Is Impossible, may result In a split In the party. Kven In Ohio where the convention was apparently unanimous for Taft there Is a rebellion. That stalwart Republican organ, the Toledo Hlnde, which hns been faithful to the Repub lican party since its organization, leads in un open holt against the Tafl fox Ill-own ticket. Th- Hlade declares that the Taft managers have handed oyer the parly organization to the cor rupt Cox Hrown machine, and the San dusky Register indorses the lllnde'a attack upon the state ticket. President Roosevelt und Seeretarv Taft must have known thut In mak ing this combination with Iloss ("ox and allowing him to dictate ihe most Important nominations for state olli cora, they were guilty of bet raying the people for their own personal ad vantage, and It Is decidedly refreshing to see that the honest organs of the party refuse to abide by it. Such personal politics always leads to parly disruption. Corruption and Scandal. The led'ral officeholders In the southern states are expected to turn out delegates to the Republican na tional convention with quickness und dispatch nt the disposal of the ad ministration. Hut somehow the old mai bine Is squeaky and the plan does not work well. The negroes are op posed to President Roosevelt und his man Taft. The l.llley-whltes are some what divided and there will be con testing delegations from nearly every southern state. This offers a good chance for the Republican national committee to "fix things." The fact that any of those stales have the same power in voting on contests as other stntes have, and that those members who are Involved In the contests from their slates will have to pass, In n Judicial way. upon nil the contests, will put their virtue lo a test that moil of them will be unable to with stand. Corruption will rear Its hideous head an1 with both factions trying to fix th'? committee to pass favorably nn their side of the contests, there Is almost a certainly of a scandal and perhaps a spilt that will tear the hide fiom the lough old elephant of the G. O. P. Sen Victory for Democrats. if the Republican party stands un bluiihlngly behind Ihe existing tariff throughout the coming campaign and Democrats muko their light on the Issue that the people have been robbed long enough by tariff-protected trusts even Mr. Roosevelt's popularity will scarcely carry the Republican' nomi nee to victory. Chicago Journal (Rep.) A GLANCE AT THE PAST. How Trust-Busting President 8uc sumbed to Power of Protected Interests. When Attorney General Knox, the great trust luv-yer, undertook to prose cute the beef trust and the railroad merger, every one but the combine magnates was delighted, and praised Mr. Roosevelt for doing something. When the Injunction was obtained against the beef trust magnates, Armour, et ul , commanding them not to disohry the law. and the order of the court to the Northern Securities company to disband that unholy alli ance was ptocured, unthinking people said that trusts had at last found their muster; but us (he mouths rolled around, those corporations ami com bines still continued to do business at the old stands, nnd wlien Mr. Knox told the people that then' would tie "no running amuck against the trusts" there began to he doubts In many minds of the outcome; well founded doubts, as the sequel has shown. When congress ordered the secre tary of coiiiinerce and labor to Inves tigate the beef combine and the presi dent nidcrod the had trusts to he in vesligated so that 'publicity" of their doings would warn the public whom to beware of. tile hopes of the pie revived. The trust magnates became lestlM' and threatened to defeat Koi'srw li tnr elei it. m. The magnaies of the protected Industries also threat ened to defeat him, unless he declared for piiiieiifon and "stood pat" like llat;t.a. instead of urging real t, . plenty like Mi-Kinl. y The ta I Mr. Roosev.lt and the Republican party In the ensuing elec tion bung in the balance tor weeks On one side wi re the trusts with the inoie bags -on the other ihe people. What happened? Slowly, but surely, the trti.-t side became the heavier. Tin. trust buster had succumbed to the threat.-, of the corporation and coin bine magnates and 'In- dial of progress was turned hackwatd The assistant trust busii'i -Coi telj ou. was made chairman of the Republican national committee, redolent with the perfume of trust secrets and anxious for the promised trust com rlbui Ions lo de bauch the people who still were Inno ceiitl'. believing the day of their salva tion from trust plunderers was at hand Hoo.'veIt. ihe ariogant. bad chosen. He became iis docile as the proverbial sin king dove. The big stick was laid away in cotton baiting The Repub lican candidate for president was tamed, and ihe trusts hold the whip band. Mr. Roosevelt was elected, the trusts have had free sailing for three years; and the trust high prices have continued. The people must decide again at ihe coming election whether ' my policies" of false pretense shall win, or whether we shall have an lion est administration with real reioiius Reform Demanded. Congressman Ashbronk of Ohio is a new Democratic tneiulier of the house of representatives, and Is anxious for reform legislation. In a ton. minute speech all the time the Repnblliull managers would allow him In- pad the memorial of the National F.dliorlal association for Hie rcpeul of the tariff duty on print paper and wood pulp, which was signed ami sent to mem bers from every congressional district In the 1'nllod States. Hut Mr Ash brook says be has discovered that the ptesoni congress "has time to burn, time to kill, thai ought to be employed for the betterment of all the people and cease to he what II appears to a m w member to be a Bland pat, do-Ill-tie bunch." Yet many Republican editors sup port the donolbing policy, of this He publican congress for partisan pur poses, while at the same time they memorialize congress lo reform the wood and paper schedules of the tariff law that ptoti'i'ts the paper trust. How can they expect the Republican leaders lo pay any attention to their tletuaiids when they worship at the shrine of such "a stand pat. do lltlle bunch?" The people of Ohio should strengthen the hands of Mr. Ashbrook by electing such as he from other ills trii-ts and the next congress would produce reforms, which the present Republican congress will never do. Prosperity for the Few. In spite of the panic and the pro longed business depression there are three Institutions that have been re markably prosperous during the past year. The First National bank, con trolled by .1. Plerpont .Morgan, pro poses to declare a special dividend of till) per cent. The undivided prollts of the bank are reported to the comp troller of Ihe currency to be $l!i.f5:i, iuO, while the capita! of the bank Is 5!",OOU.i)nO. The Delaware, Lackawanna 4- West ern railroad reports the most pros porous year In the history of the company, the net earnings after paying all charges were $IO.Osi."2S. The sur plus was equal to lis. 4 per cent, on the common stock nnd after payment of 2d per cent. In dividends still Ion I4.R4SI.32K surplus. Another corporation, the Standard Oil trust, hns paid dividends for the year of 40 per cent, und still has a vast surplus. So here we have a bank, u railroad and a trust making millions for those who control them, while ordinary business men have found difficulty In securing the necessary funds to carry on their business and numbers have failed to keep their heuds above the troubled business- water. Such pros perity for the few at the expense of Ihe many Is the boasted Republican prosperity. USEFUL AND PRETTY SMALL LACE KIMONOS DESERV EDLY IN FAVOR. Are Much Utilized Just Now for Adorn ment of the Pnnceii Frock Come in Various Stylet and Patterns. Th" little lace kimono with short Hleoves Is IIS useful a "set piece," If the term Is permissible in relation to articles of attire, as one may possess. A Princess Garniture. Just now It Is being sin oossfu'lv utilized for the adornment of the princess frock. New frocks are mad" with tin' bolero Plea In view, und old frocks ure .-.uccc.-sfully i. modeled with the help of this uccei-siiry. The Jack its are sometimes lilted In anil fas WHEN TRYING ON A SHOE. Proper Fitting That Will Avoid Dlt comfort and Extravagance. Fortunately we are growing more sensible about our foot and do not try to crowd wicked sister sizes Into Cinderella numbers. None ihe less one frequently makes mistaken In buying shoes, and discom fort or extrayngani e results. If yon do not want to he forced Into throwing nwny perfectly good shoes never try them on suve lute in the ufi ernoon when the feet are fired und somewhat swollen from walking If the shoe feels comfortable under such conditions be sure it Is not going to give ou trouble later. It Is also well to wear thicker stock ings than usual when having a shoe fitted, to ullow a little oxtru room. Spring Stylet In Shoes. As the empire und classic styles keep supremo in tho cut of women's garments, the buckled shoe is appro priate for the first time since its in- I Uoduotlon several years ago. The bow of last year and the stiff pumps show signs of giving place to the slip per with Cuban heel and square gold buckle, while for evening dross, satin slippers ure shown, trimmed with a single rhlnostono button, which dis play the foot to the best advantage, li Is yet too early to say whether blown shoes will be as isipular for summer as they have been this win ter, but they are always good style and very ronifoi table Headgear for Bridesmaids. Tho bridesmaids of this season are evidently determined to specialize upon pretty und quite uncommon head mar. One Wevy of charming glils re cently seen looked most picturesque wbh wisps of mile twisted turban like upon their tresses, and fastened at one side beneath sprays of gilded wheat. Another set wore white Valkyrie wings, supported by a circlet of plaited gauze. A distinguished mil liner has made mob caps of silver flaked white gauze foi a retinue of bridesmaids, garlanded with a ruche of frayed blue silk. Very often the irrllntlon In the throat can be relieved by taking the Juice of a lemon. Turpentine applied to n bruise will quickly rellove pain. Applications of hot witch hazel are also excellent. An excellent remedy for bruises Is a mixture made of equul parts cam phor, alcohol, water and ammonia. Rhubarb should be eaten ut Ictt3t once a day, ns It tends to keep the system in good working order. Never arrange your hair without n hand class. Remember that tho side and back view of a coiffure Is ai Im portant as the front. Iiablet under six mcr.tlu old should IIP tened down to tho bodice, as shown. Rut this Is not always done If the Jacket fits well It Is frequently used with loose edges so that the frock muy bo worn without It. These little Jackets ar? to he had lii the shops in many different style and patterns of laces. If the design be good nnd the lace of good qualify the kind does pot matter much. A heavy luce may be used without fur ther trimming, but very often the de sign of the Jacket is embellished by embroidery In gold or colors or both. The embroidery may be of silk or .)f ribbon, chiffon, etc. The jacket is then frequently edited with a ball fringe or u gold fringe to match th embroidery. Quito an attractive effect in pro duced when the lace jacket Is em broidered In the color of the costumo. For Instance, a pale blue prlnoesi fiock with a lace bolero will have th design of the lace outlined with 4 heavy silk einlii oid'-ry In blue or a delicate tracery of blue embroidery, accetii uated here and lluuo by deeper llllles or gold Sometimes the so!' addition to the design of the ,u e mn idsls III til" elubl oillel iug of the cen ters of the lace fl ie or the Use of little t lifts of col- I satin for tie s (lower cento's. Some of the jack' U to be worn wi'li sa in prince-, gowns or Iho a. ,,f equally olabotate material h; e em broidery or !;nngles out lining or o-. r laving tho design of the hue. ir h jacket Is fastened to the gown han.U of spangled trimming will then be u--.-J to linl.-b lb" Jackets. When tin- gmva with which the jacket Is to be w-ira has a chemisette or yoke of . ice thorn is no .itteiiip! to match the lace of th'i bolero The (heini-.ette collar ami ur.det sleeve-- tnav all be of the s.lltio lace, but quite different from the bt lero, although naliitally the design must either contrast effectlveh- or bo of the sort to ll.ll Iliolli.'O w 'II with that, of the bolero. FOR SCISSORS AND THIMBLE. Neat Little Case Adapted for Theso Ind'spentable Articles. We are all of us very fond of quot ing the proverb. "A place for every thing and everything In its place." when we notice how untidy other pen pie are. but bow many of us can alwayn be sure of pulling our band on a pair of scissors when we happen to want them in a hurry? A good device for keeping thro pant of scissors and a thitihic a!w,iy9 handy may he seen in out sketch. Th di awing shows exactly how this neat little cu.-u Is made, it is carried out in dark green leather with a wn.,h bather lining, and arranged wl'h a strap of leather down the center of tbe front, stitched so as to leave four sepa rate divisions for the thimble and tU three pairs of scissors. The flaps and the wash leather lining Will help to keep the si'lssois blight, especially if the case Is rato fully tied up with Its ribbon string when tho scissors ure not in use, American cloth will serve very vvefl in place of leather for the outside, but wash leather for the lining is advis able. not be pushed In go-carts. All young children should be kept ns flat as po slble and not lie Joggled. Scenting the hair which so many people affect nowadays must b. looked upon as a delicate art in itself, und only with experience can tin- hap py mean he defined, most atnat"ii:a rmutiilftitig the fatal error of ovoid; lug it. New Hat Rlbbont. New hat ribbons show ati Immense white polka dot on deep colored back grounds, such us dark red. navy blue, golden brown and green. Three yards will make a generous bow, with some to spnre for draping the crown The net bows, both plain and ting dotted, can bo bought ready for adding to tho hat all wired, and will cost less than three dollars. These are very pretty and aliydookltig and Just the thing to take tlie place of the velvet bow ou a silk hat. To Mend Baby Shoes. When worn out at the tuer, ami h-?'.s mend babies' shoes by cuttlu; a neat piece from a kid glove and pasting on with mucilage, using a ipnlcailo to tuck in the Lid at tho aulu.