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A New Petruchian Method Original. "I Lop, Eaniiara,-' I said us vce Bat over our cigars after dinner Mrs. Bannard bad just loft the table "that if ever I marry I'll pot a wife who will be as amiable and ns lovablo as yours." "H'ru," said Bannard, "you don't give iufi any credit In the matter." "You? Credit for your wife's dispo sition? Why should you deserve credit for that?" "An answer to your question in volves the story of our courtship and early married life, a story I have never given even to my own brother, but well. If you like I'll give It to you. "When I met my wife she was Agnes Bugbee-, as pretty as a striped wasp and with as malignant a sting. I have the disposition of a Bportsunan and like to hunt fierce game. It seemed to me there would be nn exhilarating zest la winning her from the very fact that it would be dlrueult. "It was when automobiles first came In vogue, and I owued a very nice one at least nice for that time which I used to make an occasional call on Miss Bugbee. She said she detested to see gentlemen make engineers of themselves and vowed she wouhl never ride in oue. I told hor mine wasn't safe for women and on no account would I permit a woman to ride with me. I had noVoouer spoken than ehe excused herself for' a few minutes, went upstairs, came down dressed to go out and informed me that she had concluded to ride with me. I declined to take her, whereupon sffo declared that I could either do so or not trouble myself to call again. Then, of course, I consented to take her for n spin. "This is n sample of the ways and means I adopted to circumvent her that Is, I always opposed what I want ed. I was constantly looking for tho soft spot in her heart, but did not dis cover it. A year passed, and I was as far from bringing down the game as ever. But there was one result I had not counted on. The effort to win her, her refusing to be won, began to work on1 nty own heart, and I finally discovered that unless I succeeded I would be miserable for life. "Well, at 1at I made up my mind that if I was going to win Agnes Bug bee I must do so in the way I had ac complished all the results I had gain-ed-that is, by feigning opposition. I wrote her a note stating that a cer tain young woman, whom I knew sho hated, was doing her a great injury, connecting her nnixie very disagreeably with mine, and I saw no way to pro tect her except to discontinue ray vis its. I received a reply by my messen ger demanding to know Just what had been reported, whereupon J wrote that the slanderer had declared that she (Miss Bugbee) had beeu trying for a MISS SCHENCK'S NEW FAD. Newport 1M Attempt to Mate I ui lirrllus I n f.inlilonn tile. Kot 'content v. '.lh having stirred : nation by her "pigtail" fad, Nathalie Schenek now attempts to make umbrellas unfashionable, say i the New York Press, la the streaming rain in Newiwrt a few days ago the lovely young woman paraded Bellevue avenue hatless and Without an um brella. True, she wore a trim little raincoat buttoned closely at the neck, but her pretty face was drenched with water, and her hair, too, was "sopping wet." Her men friends proffered her their umbrellas, but she refused. Wo- ' men who drove pust stopped and and offered Miss Schenck n "lift," but she shook her head and resumed her inter esting stroll to the villa of her mother, Mrs. Spottswood. L. . Schenik. Mrs. Frederick Nellson called to Miss Schenck from her cottage, the Nut shell: "What on earth are you doing? Why haven't you an umbrella?" To this Miss Nathalie replied: "I like it Water never did harm any one, and 1 have plenty other clothes at home," And now it is expected Miss Schenck's satellites, Miss Cynthia Itoche, Miss Natica Hives and Miss Evelyn Parsons, will do likewise. It might as well he admitted that Miss Sehenck is the belle of the Now port set. There are other girls more beautiful and many infinitely richer, but not one enjoys her degree of popu: larlty. She is invited everywhere, from Mrs. Aster's down. She Is a' born leader, and the other girls of her set follow her in nil her "stunts" and fads! In npponrnnee she Is high bred .and handsome, with fine coloring and a splendid figure. A Fnnioua Tire. Although lately thought to be dying, the famous tree In the gardens of Oray's inn. London, planted by Fran cis Bacon, 1ms revived and is in full bud. 66' year to lunny mo fnftl failed and would continue to fail. I intimated In us modest languawe as I could com mand that the tattler intended to mar ry me herself. A reply came inviting me to call that evening. "I called and found MissPugbee array ed In her most becoming costume. ho received me with more graclousness than usual, making an excuse for me to sit beside her on a sofa and moving so near to me that a sheet of tissue paper couldn't find room between us. Then she bent forward, placing her waist where I could not very well help en circling it, and well, I made a pro posal and was accepted. "I've been told that most men who have been trying their best to get a woman experience a singular reaction soon after they have succeeded. It came to me. 1 looked with horror at spending my life with a woman whom I could never master except by feign ing to opiwse what I desired. This probably saved me from a life of mis ery, for I resolved that I would tear my heart out rather than incur the cer tainty of living a henpecked life. Aft er the reaction passed off I again real ized that my betrothed was necessary to me. Then I thought out a plan a plan that could only be put into ex ecution after marriage and by the ex ercise of great self control. "As soon as the ceremony bad been performed I confessed to my wife that I had a grudge against the woman who had spread malicious reports about us and had only married to spito this person; that if my wife chose to live with me, knowing this fact, I would be willing, though If I found married life irksome I would move Into bachelor quarters. "This was a trifle more than Mrs. Bannard had bargained for. It made her furious at first, but when she saw me packing my traps to take my de parture her disposition, I suppose, to have her own way prevailed, and she unbent. She then and there resolved to win my heart. Whether a desire to ppito the other woman liad anything to do with it I dont know. For a long while I assumed absolute indiffer ence. . One thing I would not do I de clined to quarrel. The moment my wife became vixenish I put on my hat and coat, kissed my hand to her po litely and started to leave. She never lot me tret off the storm. It look mm time to convince her that I was mas- xer or tue situation ana nor. un sue naa tried every subterfuge that could be Invented by a wily woman. At last hc discovered with regard to herself . a. i i. . r . .3 . .. s j n uai i uuu long neiore uiscovereu ju my own case that I was necessary to j her happiness. Since then she has , been a model wife." J "A case of Katherine and Tetru- chio," remarked the listener. , "Mot at all. I'etnichio overcame a violent temper by feigning a more vio lent one, I simply pretended to opposa what I wanted, feigned Indifference aad would not quarrel with my wife." TKUMAX BASSFOKD. NEW STORAGE BATTERY. Invention of Mlllor tw-eae llotcbln oo Weigh Only ix Ounce. Miller Boose Hu'u'binsou of New York j-Ity. the inventor of an electrical Instrumotit which assists the deaf to hear, has also devised a storage bat tery for use with that apparatus, says the New York Tribune. The two fea tures of this cell which make it unlike others are that its contents are dry, or at least will not spill, and the ener gy which is put into it is more innne il lately available for service. The ad vantage of the first of these traits is that the battery can lie carried in tho pocket and turned upside down with out harm. To jllustrnto .the second virtue Mr. Hutchinson shows the ob server that he can get six volts out of n six ounce parcel no bigger than a cigar case, whereas other secondary batteries yield only two volts per celh While It is possible in consequence to respond more promptly to any demand on its resources, the cell will not take a bigger charge or do more work pound for pound than others already in the market-that is. Mr. Hutchin son will not claim more at present. Some day he may try to adapt the in vention for automobiles, hut as yet he has Hot tried to do so. He makes these manufactures only for medical men, blasting and to f unii.su current for his "acotisticon." Another invention of the same man is designed to prevent the flow of cur rent In the wrong direction if tho charging wires are not properly con nected to a battery. This acts auto matically. If while a battery is being charged the dynamo is stopped the new device shuts off the current and gives a signal. A Pecullnr Animal. A peculiar water animal is the synnp ta, which nature has provided with an anchor somewhat similar in shape to those used by ships. By means of this the insect fcolds itself firmly in any de sired spot. 71 A A Satisfying Wheat Malt Food that Restores Vitality FACTS ABOUT SERVIA. King Peter's Kingdom Com prise 18,630 Square Miles. LITTLE OF THE LARD CULTIVATED Only About a Third I Tilled Main Crop Are Wheat, Mnlxe, Meadow Crux and 11 a in The IM I the Chief Source of C'oiuiuerrlal Wealth. One I'rliicipal HaHwny. The kingdom of Servia, the scene of the recent tragic assassination of its king, queen and some ministers of state, is situated in the interior of the Balkan peninsula, south of the Save and the Danube, being bounded by Rou mauia and Bulgaria on the east and Bosnia on the west, says the Philadel phia Public Ledger. Inchidin j the por tions added by the Berlin treaty of 1S7S, it comprises 1JMJU0 square miles. The kingdom lias a population of 2,500,000, of which 00,000 reside in Bel grade, the capital, which is situated on the Danube river. The state re ligion is (Ireelt Orthodox. According to the official census reports, there were in Servia in 1S95 2,1,018 Greek Orthodox communicants, lo.-lil Roman Catholics, 1.002 Protestants, 5,102 .Tews and 14.411 Mohammedans. In 1S71 only 4 per cent of the popula tion could read and write; in lsS4, 10 per cent; in IS'.H), 14 per cent The per centage of illiteracy is being reduced rapidly, for elementary education is now compulsory. For governmental purposes the coun try is divided into seventeen depart ments or provinces. The constitution voted by the national assembly, or skupshtina, in 1S80 continued in force until 1S!.M, when it was reponled by King Alexander and an older constitu tion adopted in lSb'9 was revived. In April, 11)01, the crown granted the people a new constitution, which was, however, revoked by Alexander in tL;e coup of a few weeks ago. "No country is more deserving of being called a democracy than Servia," said Ie Lavelye after returning from a tour of the Balkan states. The Turk ish' beys having' been driven away in the wars of independence, the Servian peasants found themselves absolute owners of the lands they occupied without any one above them. Each family owns the ground it tills and with the most primitive tools draws from it a livelihood. In the country there are few day laborers, for no Servian cares to be another man's serv ant. Even the cooks and table wait ers come, as a rule, from Hungary or Croatia. When a farmer is not able to attend to his own crops he turns to Ills neighbors, who gives him a help ing hand, and at the close of the har vest they nil join in a friendly feast. The holdings vary in size from ten to thirty acres. In ISO" the number of proprietors was 1SM.421. The chief crops are wheat, maize, meadow grass for forage, and plums, the latter ex ported largely in the form of marma lade, which enjoys a high reputation. Only about n third of the country is cultivated, much, of what remains be'ug under wood. The pig lias been to Sorvhf, like the herring to Holland, the chief source of her commercial wealth. Innumer able herds of these animals, almost wild, fatten in the glades of the vast oak forests of the central part of the country. Before the day of American bacon they used to be driven in great herds to the Danube, to be exported to Austria and Hungary. Still, in 30O0 there were nearly 1.000,000 hogs in Servia, and a considerable number are sent uway each year for foreign con sumption, though the trade is of loss importance than formerly.' Some dis tricts are famous, too, for their horses, oxen and sheep. There are almost no manufactories in Servia except flour mills and brew cries. Various kinds of lignite and coal are mined in tolerably large quan tities, and other minerals are found, though nowhere abundantly. The im port trade in 1001 was valued at 44, 0o3,42S dinars, or about S55,()U0, n i, and the export trade at about SHo, 000.000. Servia - has one principal railway line, 230 miles in length, and several branch lines. Of highways there are 3,403 miles. The navigation on the Danube, mostly in the hands of for eign steamship companies. Is of com mercial importance to the kingdom. The country has 120 post offices and 2,3r0 miles of telegraph lines. The full war strength of Servia, counting In the militia, is probably about 000,000 men. W-nxImi'ii In C'nnin. Indianapolis, Ind., June 17. The thir teenth session of the head camp of the Modern Woodmen, of America was opened In Totnlinson hall. Mayor Bookwnlter and Auditor of State Hor rid; welcomed the delegates. The re sponse was made by Lieutenant Gov ernor W. A. Northcott of Illinois, head counsel of the organization. ' ' J.fM Ia ' t r.- V . ; .jr. l v IN BOSTON MARKETS. Qtiotalioua oa the Leading I'roriuctD That Are In I'nminl. Boston, June 17. Ther is a firm market for butter, with the demand fair. North rn fresh, round lots, ZZ'i 21c; western, 2323c; Vermont dairy. 2K2LV; renovated butter, 17510c; jobbing, uic more. Cheese Is s-teady, with a modern to de mand. Bound lots,' old, nominal, 1HS telle; now cheese, lilt 11 l-4c; jotbirg, W!'2c high -r. Liverpool is quoted at r3s for white and i5s 0d for cobred. L'ggs are linn but unchanged in price. Western fresh, 17Q ISo; storage pack Hi, nWlSe; eastern, lNVllk-; nearby, 21 5.2.')c; jobbing, lc to lhc higher. Beans are steady and unchanged. Carload lots, pea, 2.45; medium, $2.4.5; yellow eyes, ?2.7o2.75; red kidneys, $3.2V)3 :;o; California small white, ?2.0; foreign pea and medium, $2.25ij 2.u0; jobbing, 10c more. Apples arj quiet but steady. Bald wins frod. cold storage, J2.50Q3; No. 2, all kinds, $1.2.731.50; russets, $2 3; northern spits, $2'?i3; Maine Ben Davis, W(2.50. Small lots and jobbing, 0(k.-fj f 1 per bbl more. SStrawberrits have been in ample sup ply during the week. Prices rar.go from tic to 11c. per bx. There is a quiet market for all kinds of nuts, with prices unchanged. The receipts of peanuts for the week were 1934 bgs, against 1540 bgs for the same week last year. California cherries sell at $1.25(51.73 per bx. Potatoes are rather easier for new stoc. with old po tit toes In steady de mand at firm prices. Green moun tains, fKiU.lO; hebrons, $1; Dakota reds. SOtTiSV; new rose and hebrons, bbls, ?3.50f(i4; white Bliss, bbl, $3SJ 3.25; red Bliss, $3; sweet, errs, S2.50.S3; white sweets, bbls, $1..W;2. Bunch celery is selling at 5X'5?1 per boh. Onions are firm at: Esryptian, bps, $2..'50(g2.7.'; Bermudas, $2.25 per crt; bunch onions, COc per bx. Hothouse tomatoes are quoted at Ti Sc per lb; southern, $23 per crt,-with mushrooms at $2.r.tvf3 per 4-lh bskt. Cucumbers sell at 5204.50 per bx for hothouse, all sizes. Yellow turr.fps sell at $0 peF bbl; beets, 50j) per bu; carrots, $1(1.23 per bu; parsnips, $1.50 per bu. Cabbages sell at $1.501.75 per large crt, Norfolk. Marrow squashes bring $2.25 per crt; crook neck, 2.50 per crt The market for lettuce is demoralized at 10(?25c per bx, 1'4 do, in bx. Rad ishes sell at 75c per bx; mint, 30c per doz; cress, fOc per doz; salsify, 1.50 per doz; leeks, 75c per dos. New striag beans are selling at $1.25 (52 per crt for wax, and $2(53 per crt for green. Spinach is quoted at 2"c per bu for native; parsley, hothouse, $1.50 per bu; romaine, $1 per ,bu; beet greens, 25c per bu; bunch carrots, 75et$i per doz; Bermuda potatoes, $4 per bbl; rhubarb, lc per lb; horseradish, $0 per bbl; pep pers, ?3 per crt. Pork provisions are easier, with some changes iu prices. The western flood conditions have interfered with the marketing of stock and movement of freights, and the numlier of hogs re ceived at packing points has been re duced. Fresh beef is firm, with a steady In quiry. The beef arrivals for the week show an increase over last w-eek. Muttons and lambs are in moderate supply at steady prices; veals are sternly. Kentucky lambs, liralGo; spring lambs, 13514o; yearlings, 7ViJf 10c; muttons, 7Vi511c; veals, iinlli. The poultry "market is very steady at quotations. Western turkeys, frozen, lN't2,ic; ieod, 15Qltic; western fowls, iced, 15(al0o; western frozen chick ens, 14itK5e; fresh killed South Shore chickens, 3d3Sc; fresh killed northern fowls, 160'l"c: broilers, 30532c; west ern broiler, 23(528c; squab broilers, per pa ir, 7-7it80c; spring ducks, 2tK.21c. Hay Is firm, with choice grades very scarce; millfeed is quiet, but steady. Hay, No. 1, ?23!T;25; lower grades, $13 (720; rye straw, $23(523; oat straw, $i) (511. ' The consumption of what by the northwestern mills last year, the North western Miller shows to have lieen near ly 148,000,000 bus, which was grout d into 34,133.000 bbls of flour. As the combined product of the northwestern stttes Inst year was less than 200.000, 000 bus, the figures show that three fourths of the entire crop was tnim factured Into flour by the local mills. The Modern Miller says: Further de terioration in condition of winter wht at Is reported from many section! In Mis souri, Illinois and Indiana, whre rains caused rust. Some eomplafnts of rust from southern Kansas and south of Ohio. Flnod damage in bottom lands, especially heavy along Mississippi river from the Iowa line to the Ohio river. Extent of actual loss not de toriuliiod. but the submerged area in Kansas and Missouri and (h Missis sippi river bottom lands Is at least 1, P00, Cod acres, which is mostly wheat. Consumed by the Fire of Life. ROBINSON CRUSOE TO DATE Amusing Incident of the Flood at Topeka, Kan. Among the amateur boatmcu who went to the rescue of people in North Topeka during tho recent fh,d wore Probate Judge Ilayden and Sam Zim merman, says the Kansas City Jour nal. They had an old flat bottomed boat which might not have boon con veyed safely through the cross currents by even the most export of oarsmen. Naturally tb"y upset at almost, the tirst cross current. Here they lost an oar, but regained their boat,-which swept downward with the current. Pros' nt'y they were tipped out again and lo.-t the other oar. However, for the s-cond time they regained the boat ami went drifting helplessly through the water covered town. At last they were swept across Kan sas avenue and plump into a window of P.illard's mill. As they crashed into this place of comparative safety they were astonished to find a solitary old man sitting on a box and calmly smok ing his pipe. The old man stared at them a moment and then shouted, 'Hy the jutnpin' Johoshaplmt, here comes Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday:" And over in Topeka the boys are try ing to find out which was Robinson Crusoe and which was Friday. Memorial to Delta HaKklim. A fund of 530.O00 Is being raised for a memorial to the late Charles Waldo Ilaskins, whoso excellent hook. '"House hold Accounts," was published by Har per & Bros, just after the author's re cent death. . The fund will be used for the endowment of a professorship in the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance of New York universWy, to be known ns the Charles Waldo Haskius professorship of auditing and history of accountancy. Ten thousand dollars of the fund has already been subscribed. N. F. FRAZIER, President. W. M. BRONSOK, Sec. anJ Treas. THE OKLAHOMA MORTGAGE & TRUST CO., GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA. CAPITAL, - - IKCOKPOKAIKD. We offer, subject to prior sale, choiceOklahoma farm mortgages bearinj t per cent in terest net to the investor. We are the oldest loaners in Oklahoma, having; been continuously engaged ia the farm loan business for the past twelve years, and In that length of time we have never foreclosed a mortgage or taken a piece of real estate. We can furnish you refer ences that will satisfy the most exacting. Send for a list of offerings. We personally inspect all oar securities. Interest and principal remitted investor without expense. Mention this paper. ivators! 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