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HIS NEW PURCHASE.
For ten rem Hugh Markleman had been a wanderer upon the faco ot the earth, Financially speaking he had been suceetaftil, but fur nil thtit period of time he had ben literally homelee. Now he watt proceeding to a heme of his own. "The first road to the left bcyonrt the bridge," rtused Mr. Markleman to himself, "an& Mie first lintiiH) yen como to li the one. The direction! are plain enough, I nm mre." Ho paused hair hesltntlngly In front of a low wlekri Rate, hanging by one hinge, from whlrh n shrub-grown path wound up through untrlmmod woods to a one-story dwelling. "Nonsentc!" he muttered to hlmelt; "It oan't bn that shod of n place. 'A desirable eoltage,' wa what (llbbt 'aid, 'situated In the midst ot charm ing ground.' And, by Jupiter, tliU Is the spat." Ho swung open the glided Iron gato of a pretty little Inclosuro, whore the graveled path shone In the twilight, and evergreens skirted the path like tall old monks wrapped In green sergo clonks. The cottage beyonda low eaved, picturesque affair, with ver andas on every side exactly mot h!i prwmoolvod Idoas of the "doslrnble country residence" painted In such glowing terms by "Mosses Glbbs. Hiq.. real estate and Insurance agent." HI countenance oxpanded Into broad smile ns he pushed open the door and entered n pretty room on the left of the main rntrnneo hall, whllo n glowing fire east ruddy reflections through tho whole room, and a eush land armchair stood cloto to the vc.' vet nig. "(Hubs told me there was miiiic fur nlturo In the house, and an old woman left In charge," thought Markleman, fitting down In llio easy chair and ex panding his chilled fingers to the cheery blaze; "tut 1 hadn't any Idea of such snug quarters as this." As Mr. Markleman sat there, bask ing In the warmth nm! cozlnesa of the None, the door of the adjoining room opened and two Utile on me In, their faces glowing with the frosty air. "Why, Little!" crrled tho shorter one, stopping suddenly In the net of Peor fellow, he Is rather nfiadsoras, I j OR WOMEN AND HOffl And the two girls bustled about with skillet, gridiron, and coffee strainer, while Mr. Markleman sat viewing the fire and wondering what Glbbs could poMlhly have mean, by talking about "an old woman!" "V.y, she tins got cheeks Ilka poaches, and hair as thick and brown and gloy as my own!" he told htm self. "Old, Indeed! It won't be such bad fun to have a servant girl tlko that flitting about tho house. Bho ought to have extra wage on aeeount of her good looks." Afterward he found himself coated beforo n tablo whereupon was spread a rich repast. And ho straightaway proeeodod to do tho best of practical Justice to It. l.lr. tie Wyman compoeedly watched him the while. "A nice supper, Mule!" aald Mr. Markleman. refolding his napkin, and j placing li on the table ero he drow out n cigar from his pocket case I'm glad you liked It, air," said Mr ITEMS OF INTEREST F03 MAIDS AND MATnONB. gam Current Notts of the, Modee-Th Hpan Hllk VheniUe A Waist U 1'earl lltue finnimer (tnlnng Coluu The American (Ilrl m m Cook. rhanlnm. Whence do they cemeT What may their Import be The nltllng, flashing phantoms ot the mlnd- Tlmt hair awake and half In dream we see) That never can be onptured or denned? They hint at something lost, something denlrril, flemethlng whoso ownership would maka ud glad 1'crlmp at thoughts with subtle meaning nred, Or truths unrecognised because unclad. of halfferotten long burled They may be glints dreamt, They may be memories long final gleams llefore they sink to their sleep. i'rnaMi eioeirie line irom in "u with our awn, tic. smiling, "and I hope that when That rJra MM glv, oul nUu, you uecome my nognuor at iaurei cot tage you will often drop In to rtioh on other." "Hh!" cried Mr. Markleman, start ing back. "Ain't this Utirel cottager Am I not In my own house?" "No, a. ils Wyman answered, demurely. "You aro In my house, and I am HllzAbeth Wyman, your futnro neighbor; happy to mnko your ac quaintance, even after this rather un usual fashion." "I 1 beg rour pardon, Miss Wy man," ho gasped, turning tcnrlot nnd pale In a breath. "I don't see how I ever came to mako such a ridiculous mistake! What a donkey you must have taken me for!" "I'll go," ho uttered, making a dlvo toward his hat, and dropping tho un smoked cigar on tho lloor, with n countenance of such misery that l.lr. tin's womanly pity came to the rcue. "You will do no such thing, Mr. Markleman," she said. "My brother will h here presently, and you shall stay nnd spend the evening at your own mistake." Are tapped nnd flashed by erGMlng with our awn, Perhaps some flouting shreds or bits re main Of former life that we somewhere have known. Perhaps they aro the signals loved ones semi Who wait our eemlng on the other shore Too spirit-full with earthly sense to blend, Too finely soft to fully pterco llfo's roar, Perhaps! Perhaps! Conjectures cannst tench! Wo clutch at shadows and wo grasp tlio nlrl The mystery Is oy teyend our reh- An Ignis rntuui no art oun snare. -I-uura a. carr, In Itostsn Transcript. The Hitin Nllk C'lirmWc Many cruel blows lmvo been struck at the Influenco of the chemise, but after diverse false substitutes have been put forth and had their day, this chou undergarment ot our foromoth- crs retains Its hold on feminine nffoc 80 Mr. Murklomnn staid until Tom ,, ft W()Von g,k ehomlHO bW, Wyman came home from tho city on fnr , m)t , 1k undcrvott oul 0f kim uvuiiing iram, uim, ns 110 niicr- ward snld, ho "never spent a pleasantcr evening In hit life!" Now York Dally News. I 81PPOBH YOl' llK MAHY ANN," laying her hood on tho tablo, "there Is wme one In thn parlor!" "Noniwnie!" said l.lxxle, w'-o, al though she had nen eight or nine and SO, was excedlugty fair to look upon. "Tho cat and tho crickets may be there, but who on onrth beald?" "Hut I tell you I saw him," ssld Hue, gripping her cousin' arm with n sort of nervous terror. "A great, big, tail man Ip your easy chair, sit ting staring at the lire." "I'MUIettlcks!" cried Mle. And tihe marched catirngeouily Into the room where sat our hero. Mr. Markleman stared equally hard nt her. Mr. .Mom (11 bus, real estate and Insurance agent, bad mentioned an old wouiaH. His Ideas of old ng tuntt ktre umii singular In the ox trtnifl. UHt U recfjwred hli wlf-pos- tsuon almot immediately. rM ke, aftMy. "Ma tlr." aald Miss WyMtn, still eortlr tWHlttl. "I'm Mule." "0, Unl, ehT Wall, It'i Just the MM. I dura say yon dltln't expect ma Jnt yet?" "Ho, lr, I certainly did not." said Mfil'. boglnulUK to wundtr whether or i:t rhr was draamlng ' Tlilnga look nlcf and romforuble hare l.lule, my girl, and now the b. .- limn you ran no ni ur ui 1034 in" jjjg h iuti iiu or auiiitr nAUHHaii ur brt'tNd ham. or somHhlng r that sort, aail ! quirk about it for I'm half And. Jitu ymi might Miid (In- other girl out for any little trtfla ) ant la the culinary de Iiartsttnt of court, though.' be MsbJae), as be drew out a bill and ex tended, grand seigneur (asbloa, to ward the aatottlakad iMhmI, "I shan't expect to kep two girls as a ragNlar thing, aliliMiii 1 wtwt huat up a man to tg rar of the borsra. Kow ma Bloat 4 ke fcaala." Untie WyMtan ratrented baek uaoa flt llariNg with th money in bar band, tenrlat with snHraaed mirth. MlM." aha cried, the I huh at the Cfttr waa safely elead, "I It all!" "The man la an aaeapad lunatic, Un't liot Dear, dear, we shall all be mur dered! etlod 8e. growing hysterical. "Nothing of the srtr ld Mttle, raorgetkaity. "He hat only made a dtfneUNl blunder. Can't yew e. Sue. U tbe old baekelor who bat taken tht! t4aee next doarT" "Or aaplraiad Smo, with IImi sparklet of amuHtmeMt begliiQlng to so is Into bor eyw- "Hut. Mtxle, wbst arc you g&lni to dor "To cook him the btt supper I tan and afterward explain to him hu lt ttke Is the poUUtt manner peulblt Jlmiry In AhftalnlM, The few travelers who have tnken the tlmo nml trouble to look Into Men clck's queer kingdom of Abyssinia tell strange tales of It. Ilcsldes the Maria Theresa, 1780 dollars, the pcoplo of Abyssinia, for small change, tine n bar of hard, rryatnllzcd salt, about ten Inches long and two Inches and a half broad nnd thick, slightly tapering to ward tho end, five ot which go to thn dollar at the capital. People are very particular about the standard dnene's of tho currency. If It doea not ring like metal, or If It. Is at all chipped, nothing will Induce them to take It. Thou, It It a token of affection among tho native, when friends meet, to give each other a lick ot their respective nmolls, nnd In this way tho material value of the bar Is also decreased. For still smaller change cnrtrldgos ar used, of which threo go to one salt, It doot not matter what tort they are. Home shurpors use their cartridges In tho ordinary wny, and then put In some dust and n dummy bullet to make tip tho dlfferenro, or else tlioy take nut the powder and put tho bullet In again to that possibly In tho next action the unhnppy seller will find that he has only ralss-flrcs In his belt; but this Is inch a common fraud that no one takes any notice of it, and 11 bad cartridge seems to servo as roailily at a good tine Philadelphia I'rest. sight nnd mind. Tho now silk chemlso la ns pretty, cool nnd as graceful n llttlo nrtlele of underwear as manufacturing genius can turn out, nnd tho xtout woman can adopt It without n qualm. Id wt-nvc Is as fine and flcxlblo nt tho moat dellcnto silk stocking, and down to tho waist It fits tho body llko n glovo, llclow this point It Is sloped out, without nny superfluous fulncts, nnd falls to tho knees. Tho prottlcut of them are edged about tho shoulders and armholcs with a line of silken lace, and over the bust open work silk forms flights of butterflies and knots ot flow ert. Chcmlics of mashed linen, that Is almost an flexible as tho silk, are made on these sumo Unit, nnd are durabh and comfortable beyond words. AIiiiiiI an lit rn 'I hliijr, A well-known member of the Detroit bar tells th 1'reo Pretm this story: "nine years ngo I attended a sottlon of the circuit court up In the atai. A pro confeaao divorce case wot culled, nnd It so happened that the judge whs my much opnoaed to dtvorcaa, eap dally thone which were unopposed. After the attorney for tho complain ant In this rat announced himself at eady to proceed, the judge asked If anyone appeared for th defendant. There vtts alienee for a moment, and the Judge repeated th question. At one end of the lawyer's table ant an at torney who had acquired the liquor habit and who wa. at the time, con- Toilet JarkrU, Tiiero It a very charming nlr of great simplicity about tho now summer dressing gowns, combing jackets, morning wrappers, etc., duo to tho fact that the majority aro mado of dotted twltt and filmy croit-barred mutlln. It It true that many of them nre loaded with Inco and threaded with ribbons, but for nil that, with dotted mutlln and the pretty, Inexpensive point do Paris lace, tho sweetest sort of a breakfast ncgllgo for a hot morning can bo dlthod up at no prlco at all. The point to keep In mind, when mak lug up these summer peignoirs, Is to get a cape-llko offoct over tho shoul ders with floating sash ends falling from tho bust to the feet. The model for this graceful pattern Is tho Curzon jacket that a Parisian llngore evolved for tho vlcerlno to wear In torrid In dia. Women who nro In mourning lmvo their Curzon Jackota mado or white dottod twltt. with Inset odglngs of black lace, and tho frills that fall from tho shoulders leave tho arms , coolly bare. A BUMMEn OOLrirftO SUIT. 1 4T " TT-wTWTwwvyvryww . g--wg--w'-w-M-arar'w mr w w 1 slderably under the Influence of stlmu The Auirrlran nt t'onk. "Should an Amorlean girl learn to cook?" This It the tubjeat that tan tlnuot to disturb everybody but the American girl. Writing on It, Walter Iletant lately quotes Chatineey Depew as saying "Oreek not Oravy." Sir Walter adds, however, that considering that to many American girls have to He waa noticed struggling to get on hit feet, and, on observing him, the Judge sauted the opportunity and asked: 'Do you appear for th defend ant. Mr Wank?' No. your honor, I merely roan to rework aa "friend of the court" that with llrotker Double blank aa attorney (or the complainant and no one on the other aide, It whs about an even thins.' Then Illauk ra sa med kla teat, while the whole court roared with laughter." 1 cook, he would alter the cry to "Uraty, II. PmIImI 11. 1 tec tut of an Inquisitive turn of mind. fHk-lollrman Juhn Atkinson, of the twanty-eoeoHd dlitriet, y water day had his new summer uniform thoroughly drenched. Atkinson was ttatloHed near the Undine beathouie, along the Hebuylklll river. Prior to the arrival of the parade he became very much Interested In th beats and fixtures In the clubhouse. Finally he came to a sign potted on the wall whlrh read: "Pull the rope and see the monkey Jump." Atklntan gave the rope a Jerk and then proceeded to do the jumping. not Oreek.' It is doubtful it this question will be tettled on the wholesale plan. Why net classify the American glrlt and then tay: "Those that will la any way be mixed up with cooking, either as cooks or ratttreeees ot cooks, ought to study the subject as hard as they would study (3 reck." I'ads lit Ituibroldrry Hand decorations will play a dainty part In the wardrobe this year. A pret ty fad In handkerchiefs is to buy tbem with colored borders, then trsee the name In pencil, and etch It In linen or silk to match the edge, A raoro striking whim of fashion, though, I tho embroidering of monograms on gloves. Tho best way Is to bavo th gloves made to order, with the bsok stitching left off! the monogram then placed In the ocnter at the back of tht hand A I'rettr Mk Ure. One of the most difficult problems that many women have to deal with, Is iu had null. .... that of keeping themtet.es looking ran atm-bui tii the hewer bath i well In the morning. The trouble with PhiLritinhi. iiiword I many house gowns and dressing jaek I tts ot the non-prelentlous kind Is that It Is estimated that Bngland's ttoek they are not becoming around tht neck, at coal will last 200 years longer, and To remedy this a new and pretty Idea Nortk Amtrlca't (00 yrsrs. I Is to cut a piece ot musun aooui toe 1 slxo of a bandana handkerchief, and finish It at tho edge with a narrow rut Ill c. Fold It diagonally, tlo around tho neck, leaving a llttlo V-thapwl open front, and then tlo again. This will leavo a knot, nnd tho ends sticking out, which makes r. slmplo but dainty finish. A fyinihoiiy In III nr. The prettiest now colors this senson nro brick red, pearl bluo and olive white. They como In cashmere, hon rlctta nnd velvet, but nro seldom scop In other materials. Ilrlck red looks precisely llko what u Is Intcndod to reprosont brick. It Is a stonily, mod est red and the nearest Idea that your correspondent can suggost. bosldo a brick, Is tho color ot c.iyenno popper. Pearl bluo Is also a pretty shnilo, rather changeable In velvet. It Is a were small and the collar n high one. A Jabot of bluo silk concealed tbo opening ot the bodlco. Helen Grey Pago, A New Herniation. A new feature ot decoration Is lacing with flno silk cord over a commuting color. Nnrrow openings up nnd down tho bodlcu aro la'id across with cord either matching '.ho gown In color or In some paler shndo uf tho tamo color. One pretty model In pnlo gray nun's ollltih has a cream laco yoke laced to tho lowor portion ot tho bodlco with pink silk, nnd over n deeper shndo ot pink silk. The opening forms tho straight yoke Into n point in front, nnd tho offoct U very pretty. Inolng4 trim tho Hleovos very effectively, too, and Homo ot tho overdresses have la olng around the hips, OUR BUDGET OF FUN. little darkor than electric light blue, but lighter than turquoise. Ollvo whlto It a dull, greenish white, reiembllng closely the tcdlmentt which gather In sulphur water. At an afternoon reception a tew dayt ago thero was worn a toilet ot pearl blue henrletta made very taste fully. The tklrt, made with the utual dote fitting hips and flare around the foot, was quite out ot the ordinary In trim ming. At the side front seam there was a band of black satin headed by an applique trimming alto of black. The waist fitted faultlessly and but toned at the tide. White embroidered Ilk wat uted for the yoke, which wat mad over a thlrred vett ot cashmere. An outline ot black latin and the ap plique design finished the yoke and extended down the front. Tbt sleeves Indulged hy UnglUh Women. Just now, long walks aro a fad In Hngland, and tho Prlncots of Walos Is one of Its devotees, which, ot course, Inturos Its popularity. It Is an excel lent Idea, for no one oxorelt l con sidered so beneficial to tho uii body as walking. Of course, the head should ho hold erect, tho shoulders thrown back, and the breathing unrestrained. The "rest cure" Is another craze with London society women. This consists In going away for a fortnight to some quiet place whoro thore It plenty ot fresh air and aunsblno, and thtn sim ply vegetating. BOMB QOOD JOKES ORiaiNAt. AND SELECTED. A Variety ot fakes, fllhe and Irtmle Original and R-lected 1'lnUe.m and Jetsam from th Tide at 11 11 Witty Naylnge. A Juvenile. atrotrgUt. "Oct an orful llokln last nlght.dldn'l ycr?" said little Sammy Urown to hi playmate, Johnnie Smith. "Nnw!" was the scornful reply. "Didn't git no llckln' 't all. My paw novcr licks me." "Mebbo It was ycr maw that done ltr but I know ycr got r llokln', cos F heard yo holler. Sounded llko kllllrV Pigs." "That was me hollerln' nil right, but I didn't git no llokln'. I always holler; like that when paw gits ready to lick me. Then ho gits r.oared for tear thw neighbors '11 think how cruet ho l. ntif ho lots mo go. It's a bully tehemet. Try It tomo tlmo." A raits Xuiprctiton. Mr. Henpcck Don't iteroaar so leu Marin. Tho neighbor! might think f. was boating you. St. Iou4e I'ott-Dls-patoh. IIU Opinion of rt "Jny Green teems to think he's cun tlOar'blo tmnrt." remarked Josh Mod dcrs; "but I don't know so much about. It myself. Dower toll yo about bow ho gave hlmrolt away tho tlmo ho went up to tho city with me an soon, tho first street uprlnklcr he'd ever set eyes on?" "No," returned Abncr Applcdry. "What did he dot" "Awl Ho Jabbed mo In tho ribs nn" soys he, good an' loud, 'Great glmmy,. Josh I thcro's one o' them raln-mnkln' machines we've been rcadlu' about." I'rum a laXo 'ovU "You do not lovo met" be crlad hoarsely. "I do. I dot" she sobbed. "How car. you doubt lit" "Then prove It," ho answered, "Yes, but how?" she asked, eagerly. "Lend mo $10 untl next Saturday." Tho young girl draw hersolt up- proudly. "Coward!" she hissed. "Would youi strike a woman? Lckvo me and never return." And bowing his head In shame, tho young man slunk away. .1 Tlio I'm mid tho (Inipe. Onco upon a tlmo a Vox osplcd somo grapes growing upon a tall tree or n. telegraph polo; It does not matter which. Tho Fox tried to borrow n stopladdor ot n neighboring fnrmor, but failed. "I don't want your old grapes, any way," tho Fox now declared. "Appon (Ileitis Isn't nnythlng like as swagger a It used to bo!" Then ho bestowod the laugh upon tb bystandort, who hud looked for hltn to Bay tho grapes were sour. Highly rrubublv, A Tea Clown. Here is a - -arming tan gown made of cream lace aver yellow silk. The front is a partially fitted empire, cov ered with lace nnd edged at the foot with pUsses of silk over which tho lace falls In graceful points. Tho gown is T aln In the baek, sweeping tho ground in a long train. A black velvet girdle clroles the waist behind and Is brought high on the bust In front and finished with a large flat bow. Tho sleeves open from shoulder to elbow, and aro onught together with straps ot black volvet. There Is a high gored collar ot lace. Marl IlaihklrUetr. An Interesting phase ot the charac ter of Marie Hathklrtteft was her In capacity to fall In love, even though she was a very lively young woman It Is said that at one time, when two young and wealthy suitors presented themselves, she wrote to ber father for advice, saying that both were the same to her. Doubtless her great Intellec tuality, as In the eases of many other famous women, kept ber bcart so far In the background that It was nvul- nerable to attacks. This may be dlg nosed as on kind ot heart failure. Sunday School Teacher What wao tho song of tho three children while they were In the fiery furnace? Tommy Smnit I "spote, mum, It was "A Hot Time In tho Old Town To night." filio Was In llrror. "This Is very bad taste In you," re-' marked Mrs, De Tan Que, when her bet ter half returned In an Intoxicated eon dltlon. "Your makln' mlthtake m' dear. Had tasht won't show up 'fore (blc) mornln'." Ne Chance ts Talk, McFlngle Poor II rooms I He's gone over to the silent majority. McFangle Why I when did h-l he dead? McFlngle No married!