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A prominent novelist, recently divorced, expiaini-il some of his wife m alleratioiiK nv Hi-y ni(j 1 lint he hn l lo dciieml In ihe depth's 01 society to get mill crial. .Vewnj JUtn. iW hen Kttor came home nt a quarter to Pair Tn fl state of ctronie ini-l.ri.-tv. lie viiiil to hiii wife, who V,.. there nt tlie i!ior: "I've been out in the dop'sli of society. i "mo ci m ui-t i"eai color, in car, None livelv slior' store noil crinl " " ce," kIic replied, "mill it's intently cl'ir mat you vc patheroil rnoiigu for a serial. When II it or decided to publish n hock Willi n hero of nalnrc luiruhinous. Ho (lot him u mask and jimmy ami took To l iflit I y cxeursloliK licfannlls. Tin" olinctH iiiihlicj hi in un 1 .ui 1) mi in jail. lie lauulieil with a cheerful vivacity, 'Tor truly," hi said, "this will eive lii the tale An impress of perfect vuv.tity!" To writ his yrrot novel t "passion anil p.iin,'' Anil tct the ridit nttiii.. hero in it. lie Deserted hj ivi.o who v. is iaiihful Put plain - Ami el. .pel with a perfect, "afllniiv." Tlu-Il he l.i"k to the aloitilhe hiii! then to the i..i o Ami fi'lv l a few el p l;s mi the- (pile! ; he Mall.t..ilio. he vim f iled l.y his t.ilciil to tripe In tne il.irlt ami the "depths of society." lie pi. met . 1 intn vi. e with pan in;! r vim. lie MnieJit P r it whore il iv.i- .ei-ha'di ; He rol-l e.l ninl lie t;ndlei, ami jo!k s.-.ai of liii.i: "llm mrl .ire simple iiii:.e;.'bilo." Til' Hill he li" i. 'in 1. 1 c.'. le he ciihi write (If vice or i f eiiine. he n.u.l m- ii ; ),,, Must .unite of a (U l v ihe ilcplii of its I'ile, 0 tlie. w,,iM-hy i,e ",lep!l,s of so ciety." lAt lust t'niH poor niiihi.r flic seems to me si ill A pnir ninl line Ii t f-'.ie p.tic loiiel In older to wiite of a nuir.ler with shill Went out in the iiitln aid oiiianiucd one. They e,Hiht him and haniri 1 bim-.-n just ly t'lev t lv'nt Fir il (iecil of sacll fearful iiuj ietv. And ins spirit is (M-tung the colur'' lie snis'lit In the ' nethermost eYi th of frieioty," Jlciti.n Ur.il.y, m 1'uili. THE LEADING OF FATE By LILLIAN G. COPP. It was Jean's first visit among the people of the poorer tenement dis trict. Into the congenial surround ings of her own sheltered life never had crept, the faintest Intimation that such (sordid poverty existed. Jenn slowly followed her aunt tip the stairs of the huge hive-like structure they entered, bhrinltlng alike from the half-starved children, who swarmed about them, mid from the consump tive girl wrapped In a ragged quilt and propped up In a chair with lumpy, excelsior-filled pillows. Suddenly her heart gave a great throb as ehe paused before on open door. There etood un antidote fur the wretched joyefty and suffering already wit nessed. Jean' face lout Its white, drawn look, as she reached for the dimplad, blue-eyed boy, who, patting the soft tur clasped around Jean's white throat, cuddled serenely in her nrnis. "Oh, auntie, isn't he a darling?" the exclaimed fervently. Mrs. Moreland iiequiesced ns she amended the flight of stairs opposite. Oblivious of everything but her new found treasure, Jean made no effort to follow. "See," the hoy called to someone within, and Jean encountered the glance of a pair of magnetic dark eyes. "I beg jour pardon," ehe slam mered to the short, compactly-built man who was closely regarding her. One of Latirlston's rare smiles lighted his face as he answered Jean's apology. "It was I who left the door unclosed, bo I felt responsible If the child were stolen." "Mamma sick," Reginald tried in his baby way to make Jean under stand; "man come; make mamma well." "Oh, he la the doctor," thought Jean, interpreting the prattlings of the three-year-old boy. But when he attempted to close the door, she in terposed: "Please leave the door opened un til my aunt cornea down. I don't know where to find her, and I doubt if she rememberis me until she re turns home." At the probability of nilssdng her aunt, Jean's voice fal tered. "You are not used to this," said Laurleton kindly, as he placed a chair lor her. "No," Jenn answered quietly, though she shuddered at the muffled groanB that came from the Inner room. "Don't be afraid, Reginald's moth er has no contagions disease." Lau riston assured Jean In a low tone. "It is a breakdown from overwork and insufficient nourishment." Jean breathed freer at the infor mation. Lnurlston looked nt her quizzically while he unconsciously pushed lack from his forehead clus ters of thick, brown hair. "Boy's face dirty. Boy wants face washed," asserted Reginald, peremp torily pulling at Jean's gloved hand. "Come here, my mile man; I will wash It for you." broke In Laurlston, seeing that Reginald' persistence added to the embarrassment of the girl's position. "No: want lady to," stoutly pro tested Reginald. "Lucky boy; always to get what he wants," remarked I.auriston. as .lean removed her gloves and took the dampened towel from his hnnd. "Jean in a new role." softly ex claimed Mrs. Moreland from the door, exchanging an amused glance with I.nuiiston. "I shall never ngnin doubt your ability to manage raw re cruits. Pint do tell me, Dr. Laurlston, how you managed Jean?" As her mint pronounced kauris ton's nnme, Reginald was hastily stood on the floor, while, unmindful of her own falling nrtlelos, Jean turned and stared at her aunt. Was this the Dr. Lnuriston of whom Jean hnd hoard so much since she came to share Aunt Kate's home? Could thin he the man she had longed to meet the man who searched out needy cases among the destitute poor, and pave not only his own time, skill and money, but induced a large class of wctil'hy women to take a course in nursing, that they might aid In mak ing successful the unique charity with whi li he was experimenting? .lean's wandering thoughts were recalled by ft young girl about her own age coming from the Inner room. She lowed to Mrs. Moreland, while she answered Lauriston's inquiring look with: "I am ready now. I shall be nble to get along to-morrow with out your waiting." Jean waited to hear no more, but with a hasty kiss to Reginald she hur ried her aunt down the stair. Hor cheeks burned hotly as she remem bered her own reluctance to assist. "If your Dr. Lanriston I? so won derful, why wasn't he in there help ing that poor girl," Jean Mured forth to her astonished aunt, pointing trag ically toward the door they were Just passing, "instead of waiting to es cort home that pret'y girl upstairs?" "Why, my dear, this wnB Miss Nevins' first visit. No danger of the doctor waiting for her to-morrow." That afternoon when Jean poured tea for Mrs. Morelnnd's callers, sho evinced not the slightest interest !i the wonderful successes of Dr. LnurlJ ton which they were discussing. "What makes you so unreasonable, Jean?" her aunt said to her one day, annoyed by the girl's unusual per versity whenever Lamiston'i name was mentioned. "He couldn't tell you that he was the man of whom everyone was talking." But Jean with a contemptuous loss of her head m:vde no answer. The next night she hurried down in answer to her aunt's summons. "Where is Aunt Kate?" she asked the maid, who was crossing the hall. "She has just gone out. There Is a gentleman waiting in the library," the girl added. Jean went In. "I'm sorry that Mrs. Moreland Isn't at home " she began. "But it wasn't Mrs. Moreland I wnntcd to Bte," interrupted Laurls ton. "Oh," said Jean vaguely, now rec ognizing her visitor. "Reginald is 111, and Is begging pit eonsly that the 'pretty lady' " The emphasis on the tvro words caused Jean to interpose curtly: "It will be impossible for me to go." "There are times. Miss Alton, when a person should forget self. This is one," gravely Insinuated Laurlston. Jean's eyelids drooped under his unflinching gaze. "I 'shall be ready in five minutes," she responded meek ly. It waB two months later that Jenn, discussing charity work, of which she was then a devoted enthusiast, adroitly brought the conversation around to Dr. Laurlston, remarking with assumed carelessnes: "You have so high an opinion of him, Aunt Kate, that you will be glad i to know we are to form a lifo part- I nershlp In May." Before Mrs. Moreland had recov- ! ered sufficiently to answer, Jean had left the room. Boston Post. Cainens and Seed Pearls. CnmeoB are coming in again, like so many old things that have of late be come new. Coral and seed pearls are other revivals. Cameos figure on evening gowns, and form clasps to clonks for evening wear; they look well on the shoulders or on the front of the bodice, and sometimes at the waist of dresses. Gold and brown are a favorite mix ture, and several tones of one shade. Even for evening gowns brown se quins blend well with gold thread, and gold fillets are worn in the hair for evening. The metal is very thin and flexible. It goes on the brow and nape of the neck, is arched over the head, another bandeau appearing above the Psyche knot at the back. Sometimes topaz or other Jewels rlas.p these head adornments. Jew eled girdles under the bust, with a clasp la the centre of the front, are very much "en evidence" In some oi our evening gowns distinguished fot most barbaric splendor. The Queen. CRACKERS AND STALE DREAD. Crackers and stale bread to be cmnliled for (scalloped dishes or for croquettes, may be passed through the food chopper, using the finest knife of the set, and they will be re duced to a lino powder with very lit tle labor, and, In a way, there are no crumbs lying about to be cleared away afterwards, as in the case when crack crs are rolled on the bake board. If one has a chopping machine the next best thing is to place the pieces of cracker in an empty salt bug. and, after laying It on the bread board, having fastened the top of the bag Securely, pound with a wooden po tato masher or the rolling pin until t lie crackers are reduced to line crumbs. The empty salt lings should be washed and put away for this pur pose, for the crumbs may be left In the bag If they are not n'.l used, and a spoonful taken out from time to time, ns one requires them, without the bother of rolling them each time they are needed. In this way none of the crumbs are wasted and any undue labor In transfeirini from the bags Is saved. Mary E. Kussell, in the Doston I'oet. STUFFED EGGPLANT. Wash n large eggplant and parboil it for ten minutes; take from the fire nnd, with a sharp knife, make a slit down the side lengthwise and care fully scrape out the Inside; place the skin and pieces extracted in salt and water while preparing the Ingredients for the dressing; chop very fine a small piece of salt pork or bacon, two sticks ,of celery which must be previously stewed tender, a small j piece of onion also finely minced, : grate one and one-half cups of bread i crumbs, 6eason with salt, pepper and j a little nutmeg if one likes, add the I inside of the eggplant chopped fine, I moisten with a little cream; blend all well together and add one well beaten egg; ttuff the skfns with this mixture, tie together with a string; put In a pan with a little boiling water and butter; bake twenty minutes In a good oven, basting three or four times; remove from the oven and take off the string; thicken the gravy with a scant tablespoon of flour and one of butter; season with salt, pep per and chopped parsley; pour this over the eggplant and serve. Haven Register. 1 When a kettle threatens to boil j over grease the rim lightly with a bit I of butter. Stewpans In which vegeta bles are being boiled may be treated ; in the earne way, ! To care for left-over cooked food, j such as oatmeal, rice, etc, cover with cold water when putting away. Turn water off when ready to use again, nr.d yon will have no crust on your food. One-half cupful of milk added to a dlshpan half full of hot water will be found good in washing dishes. It gives the dishes a polished look, sort en the water and prevents a greasy scum from appearing on the top of the water. For marking linen, organdie and other wash goods from a pattern, U6e a little metal stiletto. Punch through the perforation In paper pattern and by the time your tucks, seams, etc.. are made the holes will have disap- reared. One can mark both sides at once quickly and exactly. To remove an obstinate glass stop per which not only resists force, but the usually prescribed hot cloths and everything else which Ingenuity could devise, use a drop of sweet oil. Put it on the rim of the bottle, where It will settle around the stopper. In ten minutes the top lifts out. When shoe lacings lose the tip on the end of lace, wind a piece of silk thread a number of times around the ends, about one-half inch, and tie firmly, and the lacings can he used much longer and will be easy to lace and save replacing with new ones, es pecially for children's shoes. If your lawn Is becoming grey and ragged, sow white clover. This is the pioneer of forage crops and a single head will often send out as many as sixty seed every year: White clover seed sown In August and kept moist will germinate and form plants to cover the ground in a few days. It Is the seed for new lawns. A two months' old lawn of white clover will make as good a lawu as a two years' old catch of blue grata. Modern Farm Methods As Applied in the South Notes of Interest to Planter, Fruit Grower and Stockman THE CQWPEA IN THE SOUTH J. C. McAulifte, Harlem, Ga. r A few years ago tVere was a con tinual complaint in the South con cerning poor land, nnd In hundreds of Instances farms were desolate, and the abandonment reached a stage akin to that in certain sections of New England. Then there came a change In farming methods, and the wonder ful legume, the cowpea, was Intro duced. Through it a charming meta morphosis was effected, and the eild cultivated fields became as valuable as the virgin soil from which the or iginal forest trees had just been cleared. All this may seem like a fairy tale, hut it takes only a glimpse at South ern farm conditions to satisfy the most skeptical that this Is so. But back of all this story there is a state ment which may be made with Im punity nnd yet Is simirlsing. Though cowpeas transform the barren fields Into blooming, productive, vahinble land, still not one farmer in ten real izes their true value. However, a demonstration of their worth is found In the difference In the price of seed ns compared with ten years ntro. At that time cowpeas could be pur chased anywhere at froiri forty to fifty cents a bushel; to-day the aver age price Is $2 to ?:.5(1 a bushel, and Ihe supply does not equal the demand. When farmers nil over the country learn about, the results possible to achieve with the cowpea there will be a greater demand. With approxi mately laO varieties, of all sl.tes, habits nnd colors, the scope of the territory in which they may be culti vated Is almost illimitable. Certain It is that hardly a piece of ground in the South. If it is not flooded with water, will ever be called worthless again, and this Improved conditlou must be attributed to the cowpea. A few years ngo there developed In the South a disease called the cotton wilt, and from It the farmers of Georgia and South Carolina now lose $2,000,000 a year. Since that time a wilt proof cotton has been nro- duced, and where this variety is planted the loss has been reduced ten per cent. Many of the farmers who owned land affected with this trouble decided to plant cowpeas and raise hay and seed. Their plans wers cut short, however, when It was found that- the cowpea was susceptible to the wilt. Then there came the Iron cowpea, a wilt resistant, drouth re sistent variety, which made a bounti ful yield of seed and retained the leaves long enough after the peas were gathered to make good hay. Thus there seems to be a certain adaptation of varieties. There are varieties adapted to growing in Ohio, others to Texas, and I believe some will be exceptionally valuable as far North as Vermont and Maine, and If the extension of the cowpea area can be accomplished by the Fede al and State departments of agriculture there will undoubtedly result a vast ly increased productiveness of farm lands. One farm that has been thus Im proved ought to be argument enough, but as a matter of fact these demon strations are so numerous it would be an endless task to attempt such an undertaking as to relate the sto ries about them. However, there ii nothing amiss in reciting the virtues of the wonderful leguminous plant. Planted after the winter grain crop Is over It Is a comparatively easy mat ter to produce ten bushels of seed peas that sell easily at $2 a bu3hel. From the same acre a ton of hay jell ing at $20 a ton may be cut, and then a large amount of nitrogen left In the soli, together with a splendid supply of vegetable matter. Heie, then, is where the real worth of the cowpea comes in, for Its intrinsic value Is trebled. If a farmer desires to Improve his land at a small cost, the right thing to do Is to use the soiling method and plant the peas simply for fertlll lation. In this course the change Is exceptionally rapid. Fields appar ently worn out respond like magic to the plowman's touch, and abund ant crops spring from where only des olation appeared before. While this evolution Is taking place, however there is actual profit in farming oper- ntiuiiB, This Induces farmers to crow IIvp. 1 stock, and thereby hangs another tale from the agricultural standpoint. The farmers of the cotton belt are rather lax in growing cattle, much so In horses, and they do not raise even half enough pork to supply the local need on the farms, to say nothing of the supply in( the cities and towns. But when otowpeas are raised the farmer puts ijn hogs to graze the crop just as the pods begin to ripen tni within a short time the erstwhn, bony hogs are made round and fat and the meat brings a fancy pr over the ordinary corn fed animal Of course, all the manure l.s left 0 the land, and every particle of the fertilizing value of the plant Is ab sorbed on the spot where grown. When the development of the hay and grazing feature is moved ,lp higher In the scale than at present the South will move up in the attain, ments of farming, and some sectionj of the cotton belt will be classed up into the ranks of the corn and hav producing sections. If the farmer of the country could be educated fully concerning this one plant there is but little doubt as to the Increased pros, perity of the community at Interest. More than all, the extension of the cowpea crop means general diverslfl. cation and a freedom from the one crop system; thus the wav will h, paved to prosnerouB agricultural ad vanrpment. One great trouble with many communities, not only In the cotton belt, but In the corn si-c'.inn of the country as well, is a derliM tendency to the one cron Idea. It'i all right to be a specialist, to have some particular crop upon which to bestow your enre and attention, hut on the whole a variation is far safer. The cowpea Is an agent of great value in this respect, and the fnrmer should become acquainted with It nnd plant some this year. They are good to plant until the middle of July, and may be planted as early after frost . as possible. New York Tribune Farmer. ' TiuligciMlon of Mule. Question: I have a mule six yean old that has Indigestion. She Is poor, but. has been In rough hands for the nnst two years. She has a rumWInj in her stomach all the time: does not seem to be In any misery, but mopes about and won't eat anything. She ate a lot of grass the day before she got sick. Her bowels are very loose, nnd her action smells very bad alt the time. She has a very largs stom ach, anvway. She has not sheilded off good yet. Answer It may be that your mule . is naturally what Is called "washy,"' being predisposed to "scour." These are usually those with long bodies, long legs and narrow, fiat sides. They are apt to scour if put to work im mediately after feeding and watering. The first thing to do is to look nfter the feed and the feeding and water ing. Only the best quality of grain, preferably oats, or a mixture of corn and oats, and forage should be given, and the same should be divided into three regular feeds per day. Alwaye water before feeding, and not Imme diately after. Do not put such an an imal to work within an hour after feeding. The drinkim water should be the best attainable, These pre cautions will usually stop the diar rhoea, but if not, it may be checked by giving wheat flour stirred in water, starch water, white-oak bark tea. It may be well to first give a drench of one and a half to two pints of raw linseed oil. The disagreeable odor of the discharges may be corrected by, giving one ounce of sulphite of soda, or one dram of creolln In water, repeated twice a day. Then feed on light foods and keep the body clothed if the weather be damp and chilly. Cclonel R. J. Redding, in Constitu tion. Profit in Live Stock, livery Southern farmer ouglu to turn his attention to increasing "ier number of live stock of all kinds on his farm. The time has come when consumption has overtaken bA passed production, and. In our opin ion. It will be years before we e again the low prices for food anlmali which have been the rule In the past At prices now current all kinds of well bred live stock caa be profitably produced In the South, and this with manifest advantage to the productive capacity of the soil. What our soil' most need is humus, and this In its' highest productive form is to be bad from keeping live stock. More stock means greater crops and less reliance on bought fertilizer. We never saw land that did not respond to barn !,-.:.'. rjjnare. Southern Planter. Age of Fowls. W i.en the age of fowls cannot be told by the legs, there Is often a dull, heavy look under the eyes of an old bird, which an experlencecfOpoultry man can tell at a glance. But in all up-to-date poultry yards the birds are banded, and a record kept of them, so that there can be no inli-take.