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HUNT FOR BARGAINS EXPERIEXCED BUYERS ARE IX THEIR ELEMENT JLST BOW NOT MANY CLEVER BUYERS 'Some Who Have the Gift Make a Good Living by Purchasing; for Out-of-Town Customers. This is pre-eminently the bargain sea son in the shops, for the heads of the va rious departments are in the East pur chasing spring goods and the counters are covered with odds and ends that are left over from the winter season or even from last summer. Women who are good shop pers—and the gift of shopping is inborn, not acquired—pick up excellent bargains that deft fingers turn to good account tor the spring and summer shopping. Apro pos of. shopping and these bargains, at least five women in St. Paul earn a com fortable livelihood by purchasing for out of-town people. All the big stores give aiscounts, some 10 per cent, s.ome as much as 20 per cent, oa every purchase made by the shopper for out-of-town people. The orders come, of course, from people living in the country and in small towns. One woman who docs this work in St. Paul has furnished three villages church es completely; furnished a number of country and village residences through out; purchased favors, flowers and re freshments for innumerable entertain ments; while countless families in small country towns depend entirely upon her judgment in the purchase fo their spring end winter wardrobes. Her clientele in cludes customers in both the Dakotas, in "Wisconsin and in Minnesota, with occa- Eional orders from the far West. Naturally, it takes time to build up a trade that is at all lucrative. A woman who undertakes such an occupation must I.' ■ • • ;..' In the first place, do net for convenience crowd the food of an invalid on too small dishes; then do not try to put so much on the tray that something tips over or threatens to, ifchich causes a nervous strain to a half helpless sick person. It is better to bring two small trays or take the first away to be replenished As a rule, th«s food of an invalid is bet ter limited to a few kinds at one timo no matter how varied the successive have keen judgment, she must favorably impress the merchants with whom she has dealings; and she must be prompt and reliable in her relations with her customers. The work is arduous, the re sults sometimes exasperatirgly disap pointing, but fortified with common sense and persistence such a shopper should be able to clear at least $50 a month, and there are one or two here in St. Paul who do much better than that. The St. Paul woman referred to above devotes an hour in the morning to her corre spondence and the afternoon tc her shop ping. The remainder of the day Is her own. The goods are sent on approval, but it is very seldom anything Is returned fo sure is her judgment and so thorough ly does she understand the wants of her customers—few of whom she has ever seen. An ambitious young rival of this shop per does the same kind of work, but she has broadened her field a little. She snops for a few people in the city as well as for those outside. Mothers of large fam ilies, invalids and others who for some reason or another are unable to leave their home for any length of time employ this yojang woman, and the result seems to be mutually satisfactory. Of Social interest. Invitations will soon be Issued for the marriage of Miss Helen M. Griggs, of Laurel avenue, to John L. Barnes. The wedding will take place March 18. Mrs. W. J. Doran will give a card party this afternoon at her home on Winifred street. Miss Ida Hammer, of Smith avenue, entertained at dinner Sunday evening in honor of her brother, who left for Phoenix, Ariz., to remain the remainder of the winter. Covers were laid for fif teen. Miss Edith N. Tracy and Robert H. Kidd were quietly married Tuesday aft ernoon, Feb. 11, at the home of Mr. and MUNYON'S f U WITCH HAZEL SOAP. /t\K ~df ■■*■*£ one of your friends who has j^\ JSP? i 3 use<l Munyon's Witch Heoel Bonn f^^»NbifW what he thlftlcß of It. You will 'fwizg±-,JfX***. buy it then yourself. Best Toil.-i v£S^)HM't5£V N . Soep mad*. Wonderful cur- V^^iN^xTSak stive for most skin (Hsessf.s. Vs^jm} «*\B|« J*«rce elzo 15 cents: trial I* * 519 l Broadwaj-fcisatkit-.Newi'ork. Mrs. W. A. Somers, East Congress street. Dr. A. B. Meldrum, of Central Presby terian church, officiating. • • • Mrs. D. S. Elliott, of Fairmont avenue, will give an informal thimble bee this afternoon for Mrs. Hewitt, of Kewanee, 111., and Miss Elliott, of Chicago. •• • - Mrs. R. E. Cobb, of Dayton avenue, gave an informal thimble bee Saturday afternoon fcr Mrs. L. B. Turner. • • • Mrs. E. O. Trowbridge, of Iglehart street, gave a progressive cinch party Saturday night in honor of Mrs. Hewitt, of Kewanee, 111., and Miss Elliott, of Chicago. • • ♦ Miss Mabel Chislett, Miss Ellen Whee lock and Miss Corcoran gave an informal studio tea Saturday in honor of Alexis Fournier, I#e artist, In Miss Chisletf s studio. • * * Mrs. J. B. Baird, of Marshall avenue, will give a tea Friday afternoon for Mrs. H. M. Lard and Mrs. Alexander McGregor. CLIBS AND CHARITIES. Miss Kirk, of Laurel avenue, entertain ed the Monday circle last night at its regular meeting. "China in Transforma tion" was the general topic of discussion. Miss Wood read a paper on "Steps of Russia Into China Since the Time of Pe ter the Great." Mr. Sommers read a pa per on 'The Open-Door.Policy vs. Spheres of Influence." The "interests of Germany and Other Powers" was the class topic. The Luther League of the English Lutheran Church will celebrate the seven teenth anniversary of its organization to night at the church. We Uns club enjoyed a sleighing party last evening. The committee in charge was composed of Joe Maloney, Claire Benham, Louise Sinclaire, Emma Hand iahan and Frank White. The Brotherhood of Andrew and Philip of Central Presbyterian Church met last night in the church parlurs. Th« topic under discussion was "Our National Po!- meal.-* may be. On the tray illustrated an orange is made ready to eat without effort, by cutting the rind round twice, leaving a band in the center. Remove the linu from the ends and pull the sections of pulp apart, leaving them stifl fastened to a band of rind. Have the broth piping hot and without a suspicion of grease. A clean piece of blotting or tissue paper will remove the last atom which escapes other methods. If sandwiches or toast are made, cut icy as to the Philippines." and those tak ing part were T. A. Polleys, 1. D. Simon ton, C. F. Forssell, Frank A. Woodman and Frank Van Duyne. Miss Sinclair entertained the Razzle Dazzle club last evening. Dancing was the main feature of the evening. Maywood camp, R. N. A., will give a card party tomorrow at Columbia hall, Merriam Park. Ccnstellation Chapter No. 18, O. E. S., will give a dancing party next Monday evening at Masonic Temple. Unity Hivf, Ladies of the Maccabees, will give a card party this evening at Central hall. The Ladies' Aid Society of Constellation Chapter No. 18, O. E. S., will give a card party this afternoon at the home of Mrs. T. R. Simpson in the Buckingham. Mrs. H. M. Ward, of Harrison avenue, will entertain the Lincoln Card club this afternoon at-euchre. Ramsey council, Royal Arcanum, will give a tramp social this evening at Elks' hall on West Fourth street. Mrs. F. L. Daggett, of Dayton avenue, •will entertain the Ladies' Social Union or St. Paul's Universalist Church this after noon. The Men's Club of St. Peter's Church will meet this evening at the home of George C. Collins, on Bates avenue. W. L. Cullen will read a paper on "The Lenten Fast—lts Observance and Obliga tions." The junior freshman banquet at Ham line college will be held Thursday even ing In the Methodist church parlors. Mrs. L. E. Bhepley, of West University avenue, will entertain the Art Euchre club Friday afternoon. The Ladies' Aid Society of Trinity Methodist Church will give a masquerade party Friday evening ac the home of Mrs. E. L. Burton, on Rondo street. Mrs. E. J. Megroth, of Goodrich ave nue, win entertain the Park Church Choral association tomorrow evening. Miss Ruby Thomas, of Collins street, gave a commercial cinch party last night at her home in celebration of her birth day. Mrs. E. Gosling, or East Twelfth street, entertained the Monday Shakspere class yesterday afternoon. The topic, "The THE ST. PAUL, UJ^UIiK, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 19U2. WQMANS PAGE Cabinet," was presented by Mrs. A. C. Deverell. Mrs. W. S. Thorn, of Ashland avenue, entertained the Au Fait Euchre club yes terday afternoon. PERSONAL. Mrs. J. W. Bell, of Tacoma, is visiting her mother, Mrs. E. P. Horton, of Til ton street. Alfred H. Hoyt, of Tilton street, left Saturday evening for San Francisco. He will sail for Sandaken island, Borneo, about March 1. Mrs. D. F. Polk, Territorial road, has returned after spending two months with her daughter, Mrs. Vaughn, in Chicago. Miss R, A. Foley is in New York. Miss Sheldon, Dayton avenue, is enter traning Miss Gertrude Baldwin, of Se attle. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Carroll, Holly av enue, have gone to the Pacific coast. Thad C. Jones, who has been in Lon don and Paris, sr.iled for America the 15th inst. on the Campania. Mrs. Henry Nickow, Dayton avenue, has returned from Cedar Rapids, lowa. Miss Jennie Cnesas, of Chippewa Falls, will he the guest next week of Mrs. S. D. Dysinger, St. Anthony avenue. Burt Harwood, the artist, and Mrs wood, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Harwood. St. Anthony park. Mr. and Mrs. Harwood, since they left America, nearly six years ago, have resided in Paris. Mr. Harwood was formerly di rector of the St. Paul school of Fine Arts. Mrs. E S. Dean, Kent street, is in Chi cago. Mrs E. J. Lurklns. the guest of Mrs. Farnum. Dayton avenue, has returned to Chicago. F. Talfourd Keating, of the Aberdeen, has gone to Hot Springs, Ark., and Flor ida. Miss Appleton, Portland avenue, has gone to Fcrt Assiniboine, Mont., where she will visit Lieut, and Mrs. Myer. Or. and Mrs. D. R. Meal, of Glendive, Mont., are guests of Isr. and Mrs. S. G. Cobb. Marshall avenue. Mrs. Howard James, of the Aberdeen, is entertaining Miss Coggswell, of Ohio, and Miss Adams, of Boston, Mass. Miss FJaater, of Dnluth, is the guest of Mrs. Norman Nash McFarren, of Iglehart street. D. C. Noyes, son of ]V±r. and Mrs. C. ** breaa very thin and trim mto shape; iiever mind the scraps when the sick one is to be considered, there are ways enough of using the pieces. Serve the broth in a bouillon cup with cover to keep the contents hot. Or cover a large coffee cup or small bowl with a sructr; broth will cool enough to be un palatable while being carried from the kitchen. Give the cordial or tonic in a small, thin glass. —Alice E. Whitaker. P. Noyes, St. Paul, has been elected one of the editors of the Yale News. Mr Noyes is a member of the class of• 1905 MEXU FOR TUESDAY. BREAKFAST. Fruit. Cereal. Cream. Thin Slices Ham, Broiled. Potato Cakes. Toast Coffee. LUNCH. Fricasseed Oysters. Stuffed Potatoes. Butter Cakes. Cocoa, DINNER. Cream Carrot and Sago Soup Sliced Cold Lamb. Mashed Potatoes Stewed Cabbage. Peas. Lettuce. Brown Bettey. Cream Sauce. Coffee. Hot Milk Cure. Hot milk is slowly coming to be the stimulant of the day. For a long time it has been recognized as a panacea for all complexions. If the face be wrinkled, sallow, i freckled or in any way afflicted, hot milk will effect a cure. Converts declare that the face, after Seing washed with milk : at night, feels wonderfully refreshed, while the skin soon becomes very soft j and white. Some people declare that a generous quantity of milk poured into water for a bath Is magical in removing fatigue. A bottle of cheap red wine thrown Into the bath is also beneficial, says the Phil adelphia Inquirer. It will be remembered that Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth used both milk and wine for their baths and the Empress Josephine always washed her face in a bowl of milk and sweet violets. But now the Ideal drink for the weary person is said to be a glassful of very hot milk, sipped slowly. That last warn- > in? is perfectly unnecessary if the milk has reached a sufficiently high degree of temperature/for no one could drink it in any other method. But if you try the milk cure for mental or physical fa tigue, take ten minutes in which to sip it. Coffee Sauce. A coffee sauce offers a good flavor with a mold of any sort of blanc mange. The coffee is brewed in hot cream. Pour half a pint of boiling hot cream over two tablespoonfuls of ground coffee. Cover closely and let stand for about a quarter of an hour; then strain into a saucepan, sweeten and stir in the yolk of an egg and a scant teaspoonful of cornstarch. Let it come to a boil over a medium fire, and when cold add the beaten whites of , two eggs and set away ,to chill thoroughly before serv ln«- i i IN WOMEN'S CLUBS MRS. E. M. LA PESOTIERE NAMES COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS MORE REVENUE IS NEEDED Seems Inevitable That Color Ques tion Will Come Ip at Los Ange les When Federated Clubs Meet in May. Mrs. E. H. La Penotiere, president ol the Minnesota State Federation of Women's clubs, has a- meed the fol lowing women to serve on tne ■• aya and means committeee: Mrs. William F. Graves, of St. Paul, chairman; Mrs. Lydia P. Williams and Mrs. C. B. Elliott, of Minneapolis; Mrs. C. A. Dibble and Mrs. C. J. Hunt, St. Paul. The appoin- ment of the committee was authorized at the executive board meeting of the federation which preceded the breakfast last Wednesday. Its business will be to devi.se some means of increasing the federation's revenues. The result of its deliberations of the committee will .>e submitted in a report at the next federa tion meeting. Mrs. Graves suggested three methods at the executive board meeting by which the revenues of the federation might be increased, the pro rata tax, the per capita tax and the pur chase of the Courant, the official organ of the federation, but the property of private individuals. The r>er capita tax and the pro rata tax plans have been discussed before. The suggestion that the federation purchase the Courant -^as a new one, but it seems to have met with general approval of L he club women. » * • Gov. Gage, of California, will be tn Los Angeles In May to welcome, on be half of the state, delegates to the con vention of the National Federation of Women's clubs. The California federa tion of club women just closed its bien nial In San Fypncisco. An earnest effort was made at that convention by leading club women to have as little expres?ion of opinion as 'possible r-gan.ing the color question as it is thought by many leaders of club life in California that any decided expression of opinion from the women of that state would be in the form of a discourtesy, in view of the fact that the clubs of California are to be the enter tainers at the time of the national meet- Ing. It Is understood that women from other states will be permitted to speak first, while those of California remain neutral until the guests have expressed their views. A matter much discussed at the San Francisco biennial was tnat of reorganization. The discussion was opened by Mrs. W. W. Stillson, a prom inent clubwomen of Los Angeles. She traced the upbuildir.g of the general fed eration, which now embraces thirty-eight state organizations and about 7UO indi= vidual clubs, and explained that t.ie fed eration had grown so large that reor ganization was necessary. She explained the two district plans of reorganization that have been proposed—the one by Massachusetts for reorgrr -.ization by states and the other by Georgia for re organization by individual clvbs. In op posing the Massachusetts plan ->ne of the speakers said: "If we cut out the indi vidual club we force it to seek enroll ment in the state federation. This 'ould inevitably result in a system rf concen tration that could not help the small clubs. I object t the plan of reorganiza tion by states because It will not be ac cepted by the Southern clubs. The report of the proceedings of the executive board in some of the papers seems to have aroused some misunder standing in regard to Mrs. La Penotiere's attitude toward the forest reserve bill. In ruling that the protest of the mem bers of the Magazine Club of Duluth should stand the president of the fed eration merely Insisted on a parliamen tary point. Inasmuch as the majority of the club,women of the state are for the forest reserve bill it is not likely that the federation's president would be in imical td such a bill. Mrs. La Penoticre herself has piade this explanation in re gard to her* attitude: "I desire to say that the' action of the chairman of the forest reserve committee is not question ed by me, and that I stand ready to de fend or. support Mrs. Bramhall at all times and in all places." * * • New York women are making a vigor ous protest against the baggage inspec tion methods and regulations enforced at the port, of JNew York. Secretary Shaw received in his office last Wednesday Mrs. Josepbj llobson, Mrs. Richard H. Town send, >lips Mabel Beardman and Miss Gwynri, all of New York. Mrs. Hobson, as spokeswoman, first read a number of letters from other women In various parts of the country supporting the remonstrances which they had to make against the alleged illiberal $100 limit, and the unpleasant experiences which all persons return-ing from abroad were necessarily forced to submit to. The hearing, which lasted an hour and a half, was closed by John A. Kasson, who summarized the principal objections to the existing regulations in a brief ap peal designed to impress the authorities with the importance of correcting report ed evils in the New York custom service. Among other things it was alleged that American women, who are accustomed to courteous treatment at the hands of all other government officers, have be?n subjected to ins-olence and required to wait ten or twelve hours on the pier be fore getting a chance to make their de clarations. It was also said that some of the questions relating- to the declarations were unnecessarily inquisitorial. One of the protestants asserted that an examiner of baggage had been drinking before he came to ask her to make a declaration, and that she had been overtaxed. In the course of the hearing other annoyances were brought to the attention of Secre tary Shaw. The sercetary said that he would investigate all phases of the mat- . ... ""^ '^^ . . >\ ; Prwr handsomely iliostrateoCata- Tf\f |»U»>t> LO6UE OFtIAROYriORTH£RH<SIWWH V|" IIX llfr I FMITS,PUHTS ) OHNA«HTAI7hnS,I| I 1:1 I I I ILL Etc. Mailed Vwtefokl v L LI/ */ . ter fully. If his own ideas could be fol lowed, he said, he would permit the de clarations of passengers to be followed and then prosecute those found guilty of smuggling. * * • Harmonizing committees from the Georgia federation and the Massachusetts federation have met and parted, and the color question is no nearer solution for the General Federation of Woman's Clubs than it was before. The meeting of the delegates was held at the Holland house in New York, Feb. 6. Massa chusetts was represented by Mrs. May Alden Ward, president of the Massa chusetts federation, and Mrs. A. C. W Test and Mrs. Ida Barrett Adams. The South was represented by Mrs. A. O. Graniger and Mrs. J. Lindsey Johnson, president and ex-president of the Georgia federa tion. As chairman of correspondence previous to the Milwaukee biennial, Mrg. West was responsible for the admission of the New Era club into the Massa chusetts federation. Mrs. Adams is a prominent member of the Middlesex Club of Lowell, Mass., which was one of the first of the thirteen Massachusetts clubs to withdraw from the general federation last year in protest against the drawing of the color line. The meeting of these delegates was the wish of the general federation, but it is not possible that even the most sanguine member of the federation could have hoped for a solu tion of the "difficult question from a meet ing of two such opposed delegations. ttpii'ts for Women. Sometimes mothers have a habit of monopolizing masculine attention whfch is very trying to their daughters. Women of this type are not necessarily frivolous and fiighty. Often they are motherly persons, with no desire to attach available men to themselves. But they haven't the tact to let their girls share the honors of hospitality and taste the joys of playing hostess. Where mothers grasp all the social power their girls are apt to be gauche and awkward In society. She spoils their chances. The "reproving" type of mother Is an other terrible stumbling block in the matrimonial path. However serious a fault a girl com- 7he (globes loaii/j Jhort Jtory Melquiades. By EDGAR WELTON COOLEY. Copyright. "1902, by Daily Story Pub. Co. As the stage swung suddenly around a bend in the road and swept along the banks of Phantom lake, J caught a glimpse of a white cross shining brightly in the rays of the netting sun some dis tance back from the roafl. And as I was gazing at this lonely grave, wondering if it hid a tragedy, I saw a man rise from the mesquite bushes beside it and drag himself away into the dusk—a mjrh so shrunken, so deformed, so bent witn pain, that 1 shuddered. "Poor devil," said the grizzled driver at my side, cracking his whip over the heads of his leaders, 'poor devil, there he goes, wounded in flesh, wounded in spirit and the light snuffed out of hia life." He paused a moment, gazing silently over the valley. Then he turned to me sharply. "It beats the very old devil," he said, "what a man will do for the love of a woman. Now, there's Melquiades Lopez, that's him you saw dragging his miser able bcdv, like a wounded coyote, over the sand" and the cactus—there's Melqui ades, endurin' the pangs and the tor tures of hell, and all on account of the beautiful face of a woman. "And yet, Gawd, 1 can't say that I blame him. If you ever saw Piney—" He lapsed into silence. His rough, brown face grew saddened ard he sighed. Then he resumed: "Delphina, that was her name—Del. phina Sanchez. She was a dream of a girl—a dream that seemed to throb in. each drop of your blood pulsing warm In year veins. "I'll never forget the first time I gaz ed mo her eyes and saw the bright glit ter that leaped from their ebony depths. It gave me a feeling of loneliness, like I was layin' out here on the plains gazin' up at the stars through the heart of the midnight. And her hair—Gawd, her hair! It fell over the snow of her shoulders as misty, as thick and as soft as the vapors that kiss the white brows of the moan tains over there at St. Martins. "Her face—when God made that face he unUed the sweetness of June and its roses with the mellower gleam of Oc tober. It was a face that seemed plead ing, seemed begging for love, and made a man willing to part with his soul Jnat to feel the scft touch of her arms round his neck and the dew of her breath en his forehead." He frowned, and suddenly flinching his vrlurlas'r. hit the bud from a cactus. 'But the trail that led to her heart was staked with bullets that hissed in their wrath and the gleam of her eyes was never more deadly or bright than tht flash of the bowies clasped tight in the hands driven made by her magic. "The trouble bega.i at a donee si."M down on the Pecos when Piney was only sixteen. No flower that God ever dropped down into this desolate valley was fairer than she was that night as she sat where the mellow light fell on +^- pioud little head and her voluptuoSj arms and her gently pulsating bosom. "In the wonderful silk of her hair there was fastened a cluster of roses as red as her lips, and her graceful young form was enveloped in immaculate white that deepened the jet of her eyes. "That was the fairy that laughed and chatted and tossed her curls and danced madly over the hearts of the WJys to the strains of the screeching old fiddle that Uucle Bill Claveness played as he sat on a barrel in a corner. The com bination was ripe for raising the devil and hell was to pay before the ball was half over. "Just how the row started has never ben settled, but, all of a sudden, a hush seemed to settle, the face of the girls turned pale, and the boys placed th«lr hands on their guns, as all eyes were Happy Childhood Knows What's Best Medicine that a child dislikes, will not do it much good. Sensible oar ents wil give the little darlings medicine that tastes good and does JST - and don't grip or gripe; the kind they like themselves. g ' afterour" ch?l°d nre^ C*Mtß eDtirely ln lookin * ."J h a7 e "Z™ n*ed an>? ™«edy that *« *« -M»! Ellen »™v, 1812 Division St., St. Louis. S^J&ffi^4? $£ E _ ;My. '"Jf boy three years old was troubled «"»*r-"-Mrß. Robt. U. tay, Goes. Ohio ° ciscam' i«5 b^ffrn T.Yh *° ci f v!L shall neT" be without Cascar^ts Vy „„ , -*V. A. Goin,.Okmulgee, I. T. have * permanent place in mv home." T •nil Ld* w da", Bhter complained of not feeling , ~ Mr8" John Fla *el- Michigan City, Ind. Cat'oa^t^tenXid^e^ir;!} aS ever' .. T ~Mrs; JaM" Greenwood, Menasha. Wi S . -at »**r^ L-Most- P-'M- renton- p«- chiid^L^-eiF^jiif •I. nthe house forth* ' -Mrs.G.H.tfammond,<*3-24th St., Minneapolis. Medicine forced on the little ones loses half its power. Nasty sickenine medicme is an injustice to the dear little innocents who can't protect theS selves, makes them peevish and afraid of the dose. When a child hates the . medicine it will not be effective. Children like Cascarets Candy Cathartic * * childh rooS' S maSm den[ S e and aSainSt &*££% /QIDI^ATI OtrV ? iis f°™ he Bovels- All druggists, xoc, 25c, 50c. Never sold In \&V&\Ai&WAw bulk- The genuine tablet stamped CC C. Guaranteed to cur« fflf -»L»BWffg^^ or your money back. Sample and booklet free. Address Sterling Remedy Company, Chicago or New York. 50* mits, she should never be scolded and belittled before A-oung men. There's a time for all things, and a snubbed girl is sure to show to the worst advantage. For the Hunt!*. To keep the hands nice rub over thoroughly with a few drops of pure - Sallle end Tillie received pretty valentines. Can you find the boys who sf-r.t them? Solution to Saturday's puzzle: One dog's outline is formed just above the hunter s face and gun. The other dog is in the upper right-hand corner of the picture. turned upon Melquiades, Piney and a greaser from down on the Rio. "With his arm around the waist of the girl and a scowl on his face as dark as the gloss of her curls. Lopez stood mo tionless, glaring at the greaser, who crouched like a tiger just ready to spring. A moment of silence so deep you could cut it, and then with a snarl the greaser leaped straight for the throat of his rival, the knife in his hand bieaming bright in the light of the lamps. "The point of his weapon plowed it 3 way through the side of Lopez, but a bul let full into his face shattered the nerve of the greaser, and he sank on his knees, his blood staining re"d the white dress of the one he had loved and had died for, his fast chilling lips touching softly the hem of her garment. "With his smoking revolver still clasped in his hand. Melquiades jerked the blood dripping knife from his quavering flesh and flung it with a sneer of contempt at the motionless form of the greaser. Then turning his glittering eyes on the boys in the room he swore he would shoot out the heart of any galoot who dared to make love to the fairy. At his words a dozen revolvers were flashed, and he backed his way into a corner with a gleam in his eyes that pro claimed he would make his bluff good. But Piney, a dash of red on her cheeks as bright as the red on her dßss, de manded he put up his weapon. For a moment he gazed in *.er eyes, the scowl on his face giving way to a smile, then he quivered an instant and sank in a heap on the floor. "For a month after that he was loco with fever, dealing out to hia nurses all kinds of wild talk of a fairy with eyes that laughed into his like the star span gled night laughs in the faces of ripples that dance on the Pecos. But when the fire got out of his veins, and the w-.eels of his cranium ceased their revolving 1, he never once mentioned her name, al though his gaze often wandered appeal ir.gly out of the window to where her home stood on the banks of the old Phantom. "Autumn stampeded and winter froze to death on the prairies while Melquiades tossed on his bunk with his pain never soothed by the presence of Piney. She had no time to waste on a wounded cow-puncher while the plain and the valley were dizzy with boys who could dance and could ride and" make love in the moonlight. * "The wild flowers held up their pity ing heads, when Melquiades, pale-faced and crippled forever, dragged himself down to the banks of the river. Great were the wounds in his .flesh, where the knife of the greaser had chawed at his vitals, but greater than these was the wound in his heart for, little by little, he had learned of Plney's betrothal to Jose Dumondo. "It was of this that he thougrht as he dragged himself onward, hearing the murmuring ripples, and watching the moonlight asleep on the water, and suddenly, through* the gloom and the silence there came to his ears the sobbing voice of a woman. He listened a moment, then onward he hurried with all the strength that was left him. "He found her at last, lying fiat on her face in the grasses, her wonderful eyes dripping wet with her tears, her misty and tragical tresses unkempt and unbraided, falling pathetically over her shoulders that shook with her anguish. He knelt by her side and rested his hand on her head, but spoke not a word. A moment she glanced in his face, then, like a child, clutched his arm and burled her face on his shoulder. "A long time they sat on the bank of the Pecos, and, little by little, she told him the story of Jose's desertion, of her glycerine, which will remove stains and (iirt. Then wash with good toilet soap and tepid water; also n ive a so?utl m of borax ahvays ready in a bottle, ai I into the water you are going to In pour as much as will soften it. If women would only use this m jvc and make it by dissolving bor?x in boiling water, they would find it most clear.ping and ECltening. PICTURE PUZZLE. shame and her sin and her sorrow. Sfce told him, lor she knew that no man from the Platte to the Rib had more honor than .Lopez. "Never a word did he speak, and only the warm clasp of his hand told of hla love and compassion. And when she had done, he arose and led her back to the door of her cabin. Dumb were his lips when he bid her good-bye, but the flash in his eyes was more potent than words, and she knew he'd avenge her dishonor or ciie in the trying. "So he bid her good-bye, and the morning sun found him riding straight towards the north, his cheeks gleaming red with the fever of vengeance. Long was the trail that he followed and slow was his progress, but sure—as sure as the course of his bullet. Gawd! I would rather a panther had its claws in my throat, than have Melquiades Lopez trail ing my footsteps, intent upon vengeance!" Again he paused, whipping the dust intJ clouds. "It was weeks before he returned." the driver continued. "Not a word did "he speak as to where he had been, but his eyes fairly burned with the fire of tri umph, of just retribution." "And then?" I asked, after several mo ments a» silence. "And then they told him how beauti ful Piney looked in the moonlight, the night they lifted her poor, lifeless form out of the lake, and how black her wet hair was, as it clung to her brow and her neck and her shoulders, that glis tened like marble. " 'It was for the best, I reckon,' he said, grimly, and walked slowly away, the lamp of his life forever extinguished. And row day after day, he drags him self over the sand to her grave that you saw back there yonder, and sits there silently watching the vapors that riife from the lake's tranquil bosom as misty, as thick and as soft as Her wonderful hair." « • • For hours we had ridden, my guide" and I, across the treeless, trackless, blis tering sands of the Llano Estacado. Wo had left the staked trail at noon and had struck a bee line for the bluffs overlook ing Power lake. Suddenly I caught the gleam of something glaring white in the sunshine to the windward of the sand dure. Turning my horse's head In curiosity, I rode toward it, only to discover a hu man skeleton, bleached and polished by sun and sand to the whiteness and gloss of ivory. Dismounting, I inspected tho skeleton closely, and found that In© wrists and ankles were fastened with thongs to four stakes, driven deep in the sand. To one of the ribs, through which its keen blade had been driven, a bowin knife clung. Rusted it was, and half covered with the sand of the desert, but, brushing the sand from the weapon, I saw, cut deep in the handle, the name, "M. Lopez." With a Bhudder I turned and climbed into my saddle, and silently w& rodo away toward the west. >, A Sklai of Beaut- Ta a Joy Forerer. DR. T. 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