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Talk about the "old times--never times
like this!
Every sweetheart's leanin' to a lover's ten
der kiss.
Talk about the "old tirnes!" nothin' like the
new: ~ i'wt
Every b!e:ssed violet Jest bendin' with the
- Ta. Wout the "old time.-:"-sweet their
songs an'-words:
But listen to the singin' of the present
mockin' birds?
Talk about the -old times"-they was sweet
to see.
But this new world an' these new times are
good enough for mb!
A Case of Mild, Mild Eccentricity.
"I suppose I am eccentric," said
DiCk Clavering "at least they tell me
so; at any rate there is a story anent
that, if you care to hear."
"Go on, " was the unani
lvus vote.
Dick settled himself comfortably
that is to say, threw himself back in
his chair, with one leg over the back
of another.
"It was a queer thing to do," he
What was?"
"Trhe will he made," said Dick;
"but suppose he was eccentrie, too."
"You forget that you haven't yet in
troduced the gentleman," one of us
"Vell, I can't say I know him my
self," returned Dick. "though I was a
distant relation; he had none but dis
tant relations, in fact, of whom I was
the incst distant. It was for that
reason, rerhaps, or maybe because
never having seen me he disliked me
less than the other.4, that he left me
all his wealth.
"The cut-off relations, you may be
sure," he continue3, "looked upon my
good fortune wiih anything but equan
imity. They conside-dme a supplant
er, a 5 e rt of -3tianentary
usl er, in silo t, who bad robbed
em of their rig is The nearest
of blood tried to urset the will. The
testator, they said, wasn't in his right
mind when he made it, and proofs
were brought ip of many queer things
he had said and done.
"But the jury thought a man could
'be queer without being crazy, and so
found a verdict establishing the dis
lyuted do 'ut.
Se, I was hated worse thanu
eby t_ disappeinted c!aimants,
1 ut their spite gav e smiTiicern.
With a light heart and plenty of
money a man is pt to be on good
terms with himself, and not to mind
much what other people think.
"I to spend a summer -
r f 'f1 6% -o - t
able quarters and eassant 8panions
-among the later a couple of half
fledged doctors, in whom the pranks
and vagaries into which exuberauce of
spiriis often led me, seemed to excite
a alvely interest. They were constant
ly seeking to draw me out. They
* seemed to think me amusing. to find
entertainmnent in their freaks, and to
g-a tify them I was ever ready- with
some new extravagance.
"One evening they invited me to
K"tre a ride with them to visit a friend
in the neigwhborhood, 'a br-otber- chip,'
they said with whom they assured me
Iwudbe delighted.
".it was a long ridle, but we chatted
the time away, aid at length, as the
night began to fall. dr-ew up before a
lar.:e buildin..
"'This is Dr. Crotchett's,' said one
of my compani~ons.
"As we alighted and ascended the
steis tihe doctor came to the door.
He received us cordially and,the cere
mnouv of introduction over, led the
way in. He was a tall, lank man, with
one of those perpetual siiuiles which it
would be a relief to see broken now
and then by a frown.
"'Show Mr. C!aver ing up, Leech,'
said he to one of his friends; 'you
know the way, and I have a word or
two to say to torother Peliett here.'
"Leeelh took my arm and, at the
end of a long corridor on the third
fdoor,let me into a dimly-lighted room.
I thought it a str-ange place to conduct
a guest to, but made no remark.
"'.e seated,' said Leech; 'I shall
return in a moment."
"So saying he stepped but and
closed the door.
"Though is was summer the night
air was keen, and morning and even
ing fires were dunstcmary.
"Feeling a little chilly after our
long ride I attempted to draw a chair
which stood near the wall towards a
fireplace at the end of the room.
"Judge of my surprise to find the
chair immovable.
"My cariosity was excited-I took
a survey of the apartment. The lamp
by which it was lighted hung from the
ceiling out of r-each. The only articles
of furuitare were the stationar-y chair,
a small .ir-o:1 bedstead and bedding,
the former fastened to the wall and
a washstand simi'arly secured. I ex
amined the window; it was narrow
and guarded by thick iron bars.
"What could be the 'meaning of all
this? I brgau to feel a tremor coming
over me. Beads of perspiration stood
on my forehcad. I went to the door.
essayed to open it, but found it locked
from outside: I shook it violently,
cuted loudly fo:- Leecb, and then made
desperate egorts to kiAk down the
door; but it was too stro-'g and heavy
arnd inspection irevealedl the fact that
it was thickly platedI with iron.
''A vag::e feeling of horror had
drven me almost frantie-, when a
slight grnft'g noise atitrauted my atten
tio:t. A 1or-ion of the door turned
oultw:rd :.- if ;upon an hinge, disclos
.iga s-xal! app~erture, throagh which
I. disc-eruad the fare of Dr. Crotchett,
with i s righia sidening smile
"'What is t he meaning of this?' I
demanded fier ely.
"'Come, co e, Mr. Clavering, be
calm,' said the doctor, in his smooth,
hypocritical to e; 'excitement will do
you great harm you see. We trust
you will soon b better.'
" 'Better!' I xclaimed; 'why there's
nothing on eart i the matter with me.
"'You are se reely the best judge
of that,' was th quiet response.
" 'But I tell y u I was never ill in
my life,' I replie 1 driven to frenzy by
such insolent mo kery.
'Not exactly ill,perhaps,'returned
the imperturbabl e deotor; 'but you
have not been qu te yoursol lately,
you see-not qui te,' and -,s tapped
his forehead signi cantly.
"rhen Yon take me to be crazy?' I
said, bursting into a laugh at the ab
surdity of the thin O.
" 'ell, well, f. you only keep
quiet and avoid ex citement, we hope
to bring you round in a month or so.'
"I strove to dash my fist in the fel
low's face, but th e aperture closed
suddenly and I uly skinned my
"Next morning breakfast was
brought by a ser ant and passed
through the opening The man was
coaree and brutal lo king, apparently
of the class not usual y money-proof.
There could be no h rm in making
the trial at any rate.
"I had a consider ble sum about
me and began with an offer sufficient,
as I thought, to tempt the mau's cupi
dity. He rejected it, owever, but in
such a way as to rende it evident he
was only out for more.
"I was to impa'ient o haggle.
'Only help me out of this, and I
will give you all I have ' I ?aid, nau
ing the amount.
I Tl put von in the way of work
ing your own way out, he replied.
'that's the best I can do but it must
be a cash-up job.'
" 'Put the means of .eape in my.
hands,' I answered, 'and that moment
the money goies into youi s.
"With my next meal m new friend
brought a small file and a oil Cf rope.
'All you have to do,' he said, is
to raise the sash ard file couile of
the iron bars. Then. wai till night
and by means of this rop you may
safely reach the ground It's the
longest I could get, but when you
reach the end you'll only Li. ve to drop
a few feet. Once you're s fe of I'lI
come in and remove the Ope, and
twist up your sheet lettingi hang out
of your window, so that .hey may
think you've done all thi without
, !'With one hand I receive. my 1iir
"The little tool worke, li e magic.
[n a couple of houes: I h d .awn
early through two of the ba N- leav- 1
ing barely enough to hold hem in
2kae till ni ht set in. I coul hardly
wan - -f ,,ness, but when it
came it took but i-r.,.aent to com
plete the work, remove the bars, ad
just th_ rope and begin my descent.
"Soon my feet had passed the end.
I was about to let go my hold, confid
ing in the rervatt's word as tothe dis
tanco remaining. But that man may
have played me false,' something
whispered; 'he may think my death
the t est security against the discovery
of his bribery.'
"I'had been unable while a prisoner
to look out from my window upon the
ground and now all beneath was dark
nxess. I had one way of determing
the truth. I pushed my hat from my
head and listened closely. Then came
a sond as of some object far below
b~ounding from cliff to clip' It was
evident that I had hung suspended
over a rocky preciice aund if I re
leased myi grasp I shiouLld be drhshed
to pieces.
"WVith what speed I[ could I clam
bered back in my old quarters. Sooni
I heard a step outside. Doubtless it
was the perfidious wret ch comning to
remove the rope and ar:-ange the
sheet. I crouched so as to be hidden
by the opening of the door. F~oon it
opened inwards. Spri nging from my
concealment I eeized the villain by the
"'.Make the least noise and i'll
strangle you,' I said through my
clenched teeth. 'Now give mec back
my money.'
" 'Do-don't choke me, and I will,'
he gasped.
"I relaxed my hold and the money
was returned.
"'Now the key"' ? demanded.
"It was handed over..
"Springing out of the door I closed
and locked it on my late accomplice.
I rushed down the stairs and along
the passage t'o the front door. For
tunately I was able to open it, and a
few moments saw me free."
"But what was the motive of your1
imprisonment?" we asked.
"Oh ! it was all a made up job b
tween the doctors and the disinherited
relations to enable the- latter to get
control of my estate. The certificate of
two doctors, as the law then stood,
was enough to get aman locked up as
lanatic and my good friends Leech
and Pellett had done me that service.
But I made things disagreeable for the
w.hole set by an action for false im
prisonment afterwarde."
An Important Detail.
"f want to see so-te blankets," said
Slady, as she walked into a dry goads
store on Woodward avenue. She was1
directed to the department where they
wvere kept. Then she took fr-om her
purse a small visp of hair tied vwith a
liue silk ribbon.
"I want to get a pair of blankets to
ihatcha that," she said, holding up1 the
little lock of hair.
The clerk took her over all the
blankets in stock, but, unfortunately,
1one won'. exact'y match tLe hair.
Se the lady said she wonld have top
somewhere else. "To.1 see, it's :or
1iy little dog. Fi~io." she rsai, 'ai ti
imust have it exact." and she s-xapi
So Says the Famous Hymn-Writer,Fanny
"Did you think you would fiud no
grieving because I am blind?" Mr?.
Fanny Crosby, the sightless hymu
writer, asked when I expressed 'sur
prise at finding her so different from
any picture my ifiagiuation had
painted. "Ah. my dear, loss of sight
is one of my greatest blessings. But
for my blindness I should uever have
realized so perfectly God's mercies; I
should not have received so good an
education, nor should I have cultivated
my memory to such an extent.
"I write my hymns, as a ruie, six
or seven at a sitting. I mean by that
I compose and hold thew in my mind
until I have six or seven.
"My memory is the storehouse of
all my knowledge; as you who retain
your sight go to the library and real
a book or consult a d:ctionary to as
ecitain facts, I tura a leaf in my me
mory, and if ever it has ben pl:-ed
there I find it. Before I was nine
vears old I had committed to menorv
the first four gospels, as well as the
first four books of the Old Testament.
It was my habit in my childhood and
early you.th to mnemuorize five chapters
a week, so now, you see, I sit here
with my hands folded and turu the
pages of my memory bible as I con
pose my hymns.
"Hymn writing in my opinion, re
cluires another talent besides that of
poesy, for all great poets are Mot great
ymn-writers, and of course the re
re:-se is also true. My ymnus are
tvritten oftener from inner sugges
tions than they are inspired by actual
incidents. Though sme, and many
>f them the pnblic consider my best,
ave been inspired directly by strik
ing incidents. Now, you may remem
ber having heard 'Rescue the Perish
ng. Well. the words came to me
ike a flash. You know I teach in a
Netihodist mission in Water street, and
ne night at a meeting, whila I was
ending, a poor boy under 17 years of
t-e came forward and asked our pray
rs. He had come from the o
:o New York in search for . I
ma. been led astray. A s-I l 0
3:s story the wordls of that y nu e
:o me almost if not exactly a
;tand today.
"Then again I had been ved- uch
n need of money, aud quite unex
yectedly received just the sum I
vished. At once there welled up iu
ny mind, or my heart, I cannot say
hich. the words, 6f 'All the Way My
avior Leads Me.' Aga'n 'Safe in the
~ W~che'very
dy heart, bu out which I should
>refer not to speak just now. Another t
ime I will tell you, but not now.
"Oftenest,,perhaps, my hymns have 1
>een written to order, Don't be sur
>rised; hymn-writing comes as ns.
urally to me as prose writing does to
-A. he Prodigal's Return' was writ
en in jt that manner. Mr. Brad
)ury came to me one day, saying, 1
Fannie, can't you write me a hymn 2
or this tune?' and be hammed the i
une-'Joy!.-joy! joy! there is joy in <
eaven with the augels; joy! joy! joy! i
or Ihe prodigal's return,' sprang toa
ny lips as he tinished, and in a fewi
inutes he had the hymn as it stan-is 1
"Now, besides hymin wriiing my:
rork consists in going down severali
james each week to the b usiness pinace I
>f the large firm who publishes all my <
tymus these days and c-riticising~ the
vo'rk of other hymn writers. We have 1
tnany in this country who has e done, I
L1ud are still doing. tine work. The 1
nanuscript s as thycone in are read
o me and I criticise anm'loften suggesti
lterations for those which my pub
ishers purchase.
''There is needed sonmething morie
han a mere jingle of words in order 4
o give a hymn an abiling life. There
nust be some biing which appeals<
iirectly to the Christian conscious-1
ess and coming forth from the ex
>erieuce of the writer. So few pe:
onis, even though they have a t alent for1
>oetry, can be suessful hymn
vriters, I think chie'?y because they
ave never learned to feel. That is
mue of the blessings prodneed by my
oss of sight. I feel. Rhiyming comes]
S natural to me as breathing-indeed,
t is often an effort to prevent myself
rom speakjing in rhymes. But I can
tot write prose; every one laughs at
I. It resembles, more than anything
'ise to me, a man wearing tight shoes.
never write a line of it when it can
e avoided. "--Lafayette McLaws, in
hicago Record.I
The Improvement in Freight Cars.
Within the last ten years there has
>een as much improvement in freight
ars as there has been in passenger
ars. They are built larger and with
asier facilities for loading and un
oading. This does not take into ac
ount the refrigerator cars, mail cars,
tipress cars and other cars made to
neet the requirements of a special aer
The common, ordinary freight c-ar
s a much finer piece of workmanship
:han it used to be in the days of rapid
ailway development. In the first
uace the cars are twice as large. Fif
:een tons used to be the limit. Now
mrs are constructed to carry thirty
:ons and bigger locomotives are built
o draw them. The heaviest rolling
toek seems to be the most economa
~till Connected With Public Conveyances
The controversy in London over
>uses and c-oache shas bronghit to
ight the fact that four decendants of
Shilibcer, who introduced the 'mini
yus to Londou '70 years ago, are now
iving in San Francisco. Curiously
mough, they are all connected with
ubtic- c:onveyances --One as a driver
i a mo'or cab, another of a street~
~ar rand the third and foxu-th as loc,
Have Thins up to the Handle.
A well know writer on agricultural
subjects says tat especially in seed
iug should the never be any hap
hazard ways. -ven in giving milk to
the calves shord the process be the
rule. The calfihould have its ration
statedly, shouk have it sweet, and
should have it arm. Over feeding is
injurious, bat !eling cold milk is
Weedg 4 the I:oadv'ide.
Not many triers bother them
selves about te weeds that grow
longside their fms on the roads, and,
as a rule, not tany road overseers
care whether th weeds grow on the
roads or not' bt these same weeds
produce seel'anl keep the farm well
si.pplied with weds every year,which
cost the farmers arge sums to destroy.
The wise farmnerwill keep the weeds
down at his ownexpense if they grow
on the road.
Di-po.al of Potitoem Inclined to ]Rot.
Potatoes froa fields affected by
blight should bakept by themselyf,
so they can be d;sposed of first and
in ways that might not be open to the
:lisposal of the %hole crop. Where
blight has appeated in a field, except
it be the early blight, the'tubersfromi
that field will rot to some exteit at
least, when.pl - in an ordinary cel
ar and expose ti about all kinds of
temperatures above freezing. The
irst care is that none of them b
saved for seed, :they carry the.
:elium of the diseases over from
o year. In disposing of them
ays are opeu. One is to sell t
or use at once, even if they have to
e sold at a small sacrifice. If they
o to hotels or other places that use
arge quantities of potatoes they will
robably be used before the rot be
ias to make itself manifest.
I the potatoes must be kept, it can
nliy be in cold storage of some kind.
f dug late in the fall and the weather
-emains cool this may sometimes be
Lecom;lislied by pntting the potatoes
nto the cellar and keepin - cell
:ool by opening the windo' at
Lnd keeping the-n shu
laytime. This will kce
Iture down to a poitnt.
:ealed fungus will n .
he tubers may be P
Too 3 P0116
It Las been ' d apiarists
hat have tested t' atter to some
xtent, that bees -inter better if
:A aUowed to parta of pollen, but
onfined on co nbs of oney alone. I
hink some attention . ould be given
o this matter in arr$ ging hives for
vinter. I am satis fed that in some
ases where a large amount of pollen
lied the combs which the cluster of
ees occupied during the winter, did
ut winter well. Dysentery showed
tself,to some extent in almost every
ase in such instances, but we m'ght
.ttribute this to the fact that they
rere contined to the combs contain
ng pollen, and were obliged to par
ake of it or starve.
I believe they should not be con
Sed to such combs, but I do not be
eve it necessary to entirely remove
13mf fr om the hive. The frames of
onb that generally contain pure
oney pae found on the oaide of the
rood nest, and those that contain
ole-a a're always found next to the
>od, and as this is the case the l'ees
Lre likely to occuply the combs con
aiig p~ollen for their winter quar
ers. This can be controlled to quite
ui extent, and all I think really nec
sa v is to remove the eenfre combs,
,r those comnbs co)ntaining p~ollen, and
lace them at the- outside. and the
obs that contain honey next to the
If this is done and the bee3s co
ned on combs of pure honey, wye
hink no ianmage will ibe done by them
~artaking of the polien at their pleas
re. It is very necessary that bees
ays a good supply of pollen 3n early
prinr, and if possible we prefer to
ae it in the hi'.e where they have
ceess to it uhen needed. It is true
hat we can furnish a substitute in
he shape of meal, etc., but can only
oso u days that they can fly and
ork o.1 it. It of~Cn occurs that a
arge amnut of pollen is stored on
e c'ombhs, and as it is exclusively
sed for food for the young bees, it
itrally is storea near thce brood
]est. 'Zhe amount of pollen stored
eeuds on the supply. Bees seem to
>e as cager to gather polle2 as to
~ather honey, andi 'ten alarge re
erve is on hand.--A. H.Duff in Farm,
Eield and Fireside.
- 5age as a Market Cr p.
Almost all farmers grow so:ne sage
or home use in making dressing for
roated turkey and chickens. In the
lden time, when cheese making for
2me use was commnon, sage was
isually put in one or more of the
heeses to improve the flavor and
ake variety. There is no more
~vholesone s'easoning than sage. Most
>thers, especially the boughten spices,
epper, allspi--e and the like, brought
oma the tropics, are too constipating
or health. Sage is not so, or at most
,nly in very slight degree, and as it is
dways used as condiment with fresh
ieat, which is larxative, it does gozd
:ater than harm. ~Those farmers
who grow sage have generally an
ctive demiand about htoliday time
from their neighbori who have been
less provident, and they have enough
1emaid in their owd neighborhood to
tak~e all their surplius. Sometimes,
hweve--. the wel-t4 do neighbors are
ishamed to take sol little a thing as
this for a gift, .cid hat pennies they
give for saze much more than pays
The market gardeners grow celer
as an annual, and by taking the
seed, they have teVemiPL.theta to
varieties of large-leaved sage, which it
is always better to use as seed when
setting out new plantatious. Sage,
may, however, be spread from the
root. This requires no asnual plaut
ing of the seed, and of course keeps
the large leaved variety pure, though
after being grown in a clump the
plant will be less vigorous and have
smaller leaves. The layered sage
stem. with its lower leaves stripped of
and c.-vered, roots very quicklf, and
this can be done any time in midsuni
imer and secure a weli- octe-l plant
next year. Most of the old sage beds
in the country are grown from layers.
This is why they grow in chimps, a
the laver has some dormant buds
which send up shoots the following
season. The sage plant is best grown
from seed which may be sown now,
and get growth enough to live through
the winter if the top is cut down in
the fall, prett close to the ground.
and co - ul of manure.
This -aant to
keep te g out
in winfer by and
-New Wayor Planting Strawberries.
It has been found that it costs more
to cultiva'e -a spring-set strawberry
bed during its' first six weeks than for
any other,.period of its life. Atteu
tion musitbe given-at the very tMOO
that othibriteins of farm work need.
looking after. %-If this care is withheld
the bed *l'omea mass of weeds
eck bhat it may
'ng me' d
e writer
; wil be
it is
-tsre removed fr.ut
th usual nanner, but
tak a previously al anged 1el o
good soil where they are plated,after
being tri'nmed of old leaviesAnd in
juied and superfluous rodts. The
shortening of the remaining roots :is
rapidly done as foUows: The pla~nt .
held in the left hand, leaves up,the
collar grasped by the thumb and first
finger, the bid is closed around thle
roots, which are snipped off by means
air of s':ears. -In the bed the
- :4set in rows about a foot
an inch apart in the rows.
saded until they have be
lished ans a mnlc vl
stable mn5 h
ten days or z
if necessary. The ground i
just before they are to be re
the field. They are then lift
close!y upon trays and carried to the
field. They are remarkably well pro
ided with roots and suffer no ,cbeck
when set in the permanent rows;
While the plants are in the beds the
field is being prepared. It is plowed,
harrowed and thoroughly finel by
means of a weeder run over it once a
week or ten days, and after each rain.
It not only pulverizes the surface but
kills weeds and turns up any grubs
and worms for the birds to remove.
The plants have, by this method, a
warmi bed to start in, which is very
differentfromx the usual cold comfort
forced upon them in early spring.
when, in order to be ready, the
ground frequentiy has to be plowed
before it should be touched. The re
maining treatment is tbe sine as for
other bedls.
This method permits of easier sp~ ay
ing of the plauts for disease, which
operation occupies less time and re-,.
quires less fungicide by far than isa
used in the open field. A double
saving is thus effected. No spraying
i usually needed in the field after- the
plants are seuls the germs of
disease are already present in great
quantity in it. Much more time is
allowed for transplanting since it may
be done when the greatest rush of
spring work is over. Shipments -of
plants that arrive late can sometinies:
e saved fr-om utter loss by this lian.
Lastly, plants grown in this way are
in every respect elual to pot grown
p~lants.--M. G. Kains in the Epito
I'outtry Notes.
It is possible to improve the egg
laying qualities of any flock by careful
The farmer wvho tries t wo c-olonies
of birds this winter will want four
next winter.
It is a good plau to give laying hens
an occasional fee.1 of corn that has
been burned until it is charcoal.
The color of an eg; has nothing to
co with its nutritiv-e value. A white
egg is just as good as a browin one.
A I-arty gave a dollar for- a horse,
kiled it, sold the hide for $1.23 and
had the meat for his chickensfr --
If you ha:m mi i feed
chipped mneat scraps or sausage to the
fowls-meat is just abouit as good as
bone, anyho~w.
The hen is the most profitable of
all birds kept on the farm, but it is
well where one can to have ducks,
turkeys and geese.
If the hens are too fat to lay or
moult well, fee 1 then but ones a day
if arded, or not at all if free, until
r~duced in weight.
The to st three dlays that a hen sits
on her eggs she should attend faith
fully to business in order to start the
"Jeck" to growing.
One brcod at a time is 1-est for the
farm unless the :armaer has money an
time to build the yards and houses to
keep the birds apart.
Ground oats, when made fromn a
good sauality of grain, is one of the
best parts of th: moruing mash. 1i
produces mnurcle, bone an'd feathers
not iat.
Girls Urigiter Than Eoys.
Profe3sor W. E. Ashforth of Chat
tanooga university, after a careful
study of 4600 school children, colored
and white, declares that the number
of bright girls in general greatly ex
cee-Is the number of bright boys, taken
by grades. Professor Ashforth be
Lieves that, this is no exception to what
may be discovered in most schools
throughout the country and he attrib
utes the condition to the unguided
freedom which many parents grant to
bovs. These influences tend to draw
attention away from things which
strengthen mentality, while the more
severe requirements which are de
manded by girls of society are giving
girls the greater mental strengtli.
Silk Poplin House D:enes. '
-Silk poplins -in beautiful bri h
colors are worn ly the smartly gowined
woman this season. A gown of gray
blue and poplin is made with folds of
the material coming over f-he shoul
ders and meeting in a pointjust above
the waist. These folds onUiire a chem
isette of ruched irousseline de soie.
A bolero of lace fasteus with three
crystal and coral buttons, and a wide
&d of _ace finishes the bottom of
.1 sleeves are 'erfeotiy
plai. poplinLwith
a bolero t and a ceinture
of blac[ ok would be
extre rown, with
a Ch . si lkor
mouss ., is also
Co'f has 6 sorbing ;n
inerest to wo as well as men tifat
no seaside place Aeem3 to have mnch
cbance of success without really gbod
links. Money spent on making and
Reping up a coarse is about as Well
invete.1 as it can he. Woxmeu O e -
sionaily.mite very fine golfer.s. Even
ii the.ir driving powers are not so
stroag as mea-aud they somietires
prove to be so-their putting is oft-en
better; and the judgment-testowed on
lofting sh'os beyond all praise. An
old golfing instractor says that women
seldom play a bold and showy game,
b it that they work clear of buukers,.
ha ards and long grass -in a way that
tells wonderfully in the scoring. He
fl -'es with great gasto that, 51.
i Opwi'd'y Y ea-.0
ne woman who mak ~ this fatal mi.
-. -London Teleg: ph.
-Bosto' as a lone 6she woman. She
en'oys the distiuetion of being the
only woman among the many fisher
men who fringe the edges of Bostonas
wharves from sunrise to sunset
She comes to the wha-:almnost daily
at an ea ly hour, with a-small basket.
She does not go home to dinner, but
eats a light luncheon which she brings
with her.
Fishing is by no means simply a
plesnre with her. To a reporter she
said her fishing.partly \supported her
self and her two little children.
"am not ashamed of- my occupa
tion," she went on to saA "All kinds
of weather find moc on th~ wharf. In
the iro:-ning I take care if the house
and send the children to~ school, and
then come down on e wharf and
fish. I never suffer any asnoyances.
The men who east their lines from
the wharf treat me with the greatest
"How munch do I get for my fish?
Well. that depends. Souietimes I get
as high at three cents apie -e for good
szed fiounders. My neighbor-s are
my best custome:-s."
Th~e conversation was interrupted
by a slight shiverinug of the line. A
quick jerk, a set ies of hand over hand
motions, and presently a big flounder
was thrown fiuttering upon the wharf.
Wit-h much skill the fisherwoman
pulle1 the hook from the g'ls of the
founder and threw the fish into the
partly filled baske&.
"Business is pretty good boday,"
she said with a smile. "Everything,
you know, diepends upon luck in this
business. I have sat here some
days for hours without getting as much
as a 2ibble. while those sitting beside
me pulled in ienly of fish."---Boston
A New Openiing for Wome~n.
AmoL tlie new aveunes of liveli
hood w:.ieh are cpe'iag up to wo:nen,
that wh'ch is pre-einently fitted .for
the gentlewo ran is that of private
secretary t.) so- oman active in a
caree-, either litiy, social or I '.
anthropie, who fi-ids her < 'i single
er than she c: guire.uents of the
haded. re freiuently in the actual
aossesion of a wve'l-educated, intelli
gent woau Ina Washington they
arc perhaps more exacting tiian else
where, especially when a soriety
wox an is the employer. With the
change of every administration women
o there stcaigers ;o the pecaliar re
quireents of their position, which,
being o'.lcial, places them in the very
front ranks of the social life of the
city. Hence, the demand has been
for ecretaries of superior qualifica
tions. The secret-iry of one woman
conspicuousiv identified with the pres
eu dm'aistrationl is herse'.f a daugh
ter of an en-cabinet olicer. Foremnost
among the attainments of a woman
who wo,.ld fill such a p lace should be
a g:od, clear chirography. Further
more, to be able to till the oalice with
that inteiligence which demands a pro
tortionatey high salary she shoald
know how to write any foirm of note
that the requnire:nieis of good society
egut call for: should know how to
a-cept or decline every form of invi
tato1 n should possess a knowl
edgae n additional laugnage. pre
ferably reach. A co
one lived P to the Jtte ,catio g t
form, sho Id. be answered in th
guage in cl it -i. deliver e an
tations in decoer
There is also an extensive'system ot
bookkeeping pertaining to the duties
of private secretary. The'-e is a visit
ing list to be kept, with the dates of
calls made and those returled; a record
of dinners, luncheons -and evening
functions given, and a similar record
of those to which invitations have
been received, with an additional nota
to be made of acceptances and regret*.
-Woman's Home Companion.
Care of the Feet.
A good deal of needless pain and
often of positive ill-health is eaused by
neglecting to take proper care of the
feet. are allowed to become
unco exercise is a' once dif
. ger ral healih suffe
Ait. troublesome
wing tee nail may be
itself, but i .
eno a genekl lowerlnu
the att . d to par
severe illness.. Even if there were no
possibility ofsuch serious result. it
would be worth while to take such
care of our feet as to enable them to
carry as through life with as little
trouble as possible.
The great point to be observed in
the care of the feet is absolute cleanh
ness. The hands, being exposed to
the air *fnd sight are freiuently
washed,for we see that they are dit ty,
bat it is often considered that a veek
ly or bi-weekly washing of the fest
is sufficient. Now, the result of shut
tiug up the feet in close fitting boots,
which are necessarily deficient in ven
ti'ation, is that they bec.me tende ,
and corns are formed-very ;eadily. v -
The feat perspire us much as any part
of the.body, and unless this pe:-spira
tion is removed, it accumalates, es
pecially between the. beig
poisonous waste S
ritation, sorenessa
Tender feet will
if salt, (either comm
added to tleeafl
when tired with wa ng
monia will be foand avonder
freshing, as well as cleawsing
good plan to powder the feet well wit
boracic aci: a'ter Washkig and d rving
them, and if there is any- little sore
ness between the toes to place be
tween them a tuft7of cottoa-'wool
dipped in the p -
tor oil isn Excellen
soak the feet-in war
thescase of bard
ce as
possible ciusing pain or
bleeding, saen take a piece of
linen or cotwn wool,- saturated in -the '
i1 and sprinkled over with. boracio
powder and apply it to the corn.
Cover it with a piece of gat!a percha
tissre or oil silk, or it will soil the
stocking and shoe when- these are put
on. Persevere with this remedy for a
few days, audthough it may not ef
fect a care it will often prevent all in
convenience from the corns for months
together. --
Fashionu Notes. .s
More real lace will be worn, during
the wint4r season than ever before.
The small, chic toque in vogue is al
most a replica of one worn two years
IAfter the craze for gray has subsid
ed what shall we look for? Brown is
about due.
All over jackets are very smart over
white or light colored frocks, with taf
feta girdles and lawn, mull or taffeta
-There is no end of fancy . hirt
waists this season to wear with tailor
made coats gud skirts of cloth, tweed
and cheviot.
Whi-te, which has been so vcry
popular Ill through the summer. still
seems likely to remain in high favor,
een duin g the winter months.
The new fringcs are very att.,active.
They vary in wiith fromone to twelve
incers, and are made of ilk, beads or
chenille, septrately or combined.
The fgalards shown in the stores - -
are figured, many of them, in con
trasting colors. Taffe'as in stripes
and cheeks, in black and wvhite and i
brghter shades a -e very pretty and
make very trim lookin3 waists.
As to lining, heavy bat soft silk is
used this season, rather than ta'fe'a
for the skirts, and the best tailors use
stout satin to line the waists with, a
it has the adv-antage of e '.
easily over any ki ., ight overskirt
A n . ov-e the knees. This ii
cub the same lengthi front and baick
and with a straight edge. It is not
particularly graceful, bat has a s-nart
appearance on a certain kind of cloth
One of the new fads is the wearing
of coral. This pretty but old-fashio-ied
stone, cnce a favorite for children,
aricularly for ne:-klais and brace
ets, now bids fair-to bec~nme popular
with the smartest of toilete. Any pos
sible chance of economy in this lioe is
dispelled by the fashion of set ting
them round with diamonds.
A 5oapbiess Cornry.
In spite of British rule, India is still
virtually a soapless c~untry. Through
out the villages of Hindostan soap is
[indeed regarded as a natural curnos
ity, and it is rarely, if ever, kept in
stock by the native shopkeeper. In
the towns it is sold to a certajn ex
tent, but how small this is may be
gathered from the fact that the total
yes ly consumption of soap in India
is aoat 100,000 hundredweight-that -
i; to say, every 2.500 persons use on.
an average only 112 po inds of sop
among them, or, in other words, o
si~erab-y less thana an once ia the
. verage consumptionl a'persdig

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