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Ia west winds binw, and. siag!2f Im, I hear the clad Kma ma; vision of E7 kkx! I throw Wide pen to tbe sun. ? loocr forward or beliiad I took. IB h.?r or f-T ; Bat. rr:efui ke tie good I tad. Th bcfi of aov and her. I fcrrmi itr pHy-m ftal I lay Aside tie loilisg oar: Ti r! soajiit far away I weicome at iJ door. The air of spring nj never play Asucg tix ripening corn. Nor freshness of the Bowers of May Biow ttrocLgk lie aanuca euro. T vl the blae-ey-d gentian look Throog frscii 10 Heaven. Aad the pair aster is bt brook Sha"! see ia iaapf given. The woods stall wear their Mboa f praise. The ooctb win is softly sigh. And sweet etla days is golden base. Melt down tbe amber sky. Aad so tbe shadows fall apart. And ao tbe west wind piay ; And all tbe wai)i of rry hart I open to -he day. Jobs G. Wiirtier. IT too sh-nwd we bronzed men or men with soldierly Bearing frequenting certain office in a small street In San Francisco, and if yon knew who tie men were or what they represent ed. you could predict to a nicely the text Central American revolution. Its leaders, and la outcome. That is be cause San Francisco is the place where everything commence, and many have their end in the way of troubles in the "sister republics." Three years ago the present govern ment of Gautemula missed overthrow by just a hair. As the man who had fceen financing the insurrection said bitterly when the bottom fell out: "If It weren't for women there'd be no revolutions, and if it weren't for woman every revolution would be suc cessful." He said this to the man who knows more about troubles politics where there's niouey and fighting than any other nun in the world. This man noOded his head witn a smile not often seen on his spare face. The financier didn't like the look, and he growled some more: They might at least hare let me hold the government tip for my expenses before calling the whole business off. I could have got everything back and Interest on my venture." The other man kept on smiling. "That's the way you fellows look at it. If you can't win, sell out at a good price. But that dont win in the long j run. (me woman can spoil the chemc." Two years before this a young wom an landed from the Pacific Mail steam er City of Para, and registered at the le;ace as from Mazatlan. She had a little maid who gigaled and talked Mer.icaa. some iugzage with Vienna aud Paris hotel labe:s over It. and the manner of a deposed queen. She sign ed herself as "Srta Maria Rivas." In due time Senorita Kivas left the hose! for quiet lodiinsrs on Taliejo street. But before she disapieared vhaa Maria EJvas. rorpmg her Val burst Into a torrent of sol her white shoulders heaving as her agocy got the bt-oer of ber. As be mod there biting his I!ps she threw ba?k her bead and darted up and to the window. He beard her nioas, as If she saw and beard some thicg too awful to comprehend. He watted over and stood back of ber till ace swuxg round, and be saw the tear- stained face relax and the swimming eyes dose. He carried her to the ta ble, and laid ber down across it. and robbed ber hands. Then the maid came In. still giggling hysterically, and to gether they revived her until she sat up between Vincent's arms and slid from the big table to the floor. Vin cent sent the astonished maid out by gesture of command. Now what's the matter T be de manded, hoarsely. "If you're In trou ble teU me." 3be panted before him. "It what I remembered," she replied. How can I forget? "ATter I had been five years In the States papa sent for me to meet him In Colon. I got off the steamer, and he was waiting on the wharf. I knew be would do It Just that way. He put on his glasses w::h both hands, and looked at me as If he were very g'.ad. and oh ! I loved It. for It was Just like It was hen I was a little g'-rl and ran Into the big room. "But trouble came In Panama, and papa thought we'd better come op to San Francisco. 'I've been so busy down here one way and another. be said, that I'm always suspected of con spiracy. Tour mother is dead, and the fun of life Is out of It- We wUl live peaceably as befits an old man and his daughter." " Vincent's voice broke In on her story. "When was this?" "Five years ago. And everything went all right till we got to Amapala. There a friend of papa's came on board and showed me a paper. It said papa was not to be allowed to land In Honduras, as he was plotting an insur rection. He put on his glasses to read it. When he looked up at me. be said : We shan't see where your mother is buried, nor the place where you were IIMM' 1 Its coc tin nation was In a little town on the Guatemalan roast, where Vin cent landed with a too of munitions) of war. marked "Manufactures of Metal." and thirty ragzed soldiers. A month later be had a thousand Insurgents and twenty tons of munitions, and his blood had drunk tn the fever that burns np the years In hours. The first thing Vincent did under Its spell was to march on Ocos and take it. When the town was his and the comandante in Irons, the young man took out of bis pockethook a little list of names, made out In VI aiia Blvas' hand. He com pared this list with the list of prison ers, and ordered out a firing squad. Half an hour later the shadow of the Cag made by the woman in the Valle Jo street Cat wavered over tbe sand on which lay six men tn a tangle. Gen eralissimo Thomas Vincent went out into the sun and looked at the last pos tures of the six. and then out across the brimming waters of the Pacific A mall steamer lay out there In the midst of a cluster of canoes, the American Cag drooping from her staff. An Irishman In a major's uniform came out of the coo! of the barracks ', and stopped beside Vincent. "Another week ought to see us in the capital." he said slower. "But I dont like this j business, general. These beggars dont amount to anything. Why did you or-1 der them shot?" A barefoot girl of some ten years crept around the corner of the sun baked wall. She picked her way over the sand, darting hot glances fearfully at the two officers. Suddenly she stooped over the crooked body of one of the motionless ones. She tugged at the sleeve of a shirt, and as the face turned slightly upward to ber effort, she fell to beating on the ground with both hands, and sobbed in the heat, dry eyed. Vincent strode over to her. and gen tly picked her up. Her quick sobs did not cease as he carried her Into the shade, b'.s own face drawn and white. He looked over at the major, who stood gnawing on his stubby mustache. He did not reply to the question until the major repeated It angrily. "It was because they deserved It Vincent stopped, and then went on. almost inaudibly, "God knows why I did it and then there's the " He stopped once more, for the girl's hard sobs had ceased, and ber lithe hand had darted from the folds of her scanty gown to tbe young general's throat, and the major saw him set the burden softly down, and then fall forward, the blood pouring around the blade of a knife deep In his throat. With an oath the major leaped over to him and lifted his head. Vincent's eyes looked clearly into his. Then the wounded man looked over at the little girl, poised for flight a dozen feet away. . He nodded at her with an air of absolute comprehension, and then died. San Francisco Argonaut doings orwoncN CARXIED ECS TO THE TABLE. born.' He shook hands with the friend. 6L& said nothing more. "On the day we were as Ocos. In the afternoon. I saw the comandante come on the steamer with some sol diers. He said he wanted to arrest papa, but that If he came along wll ling'.y he would not use farce. - I am under the American flag." papa said. 'I know who has done this. It wouid mean my death if I went Hiler'a Partaer 1b Slara Palatlma-. It may not be generally known that James Whitcomb Riley, the poet was at one time a sign painter and a good one, it is said. His piace of business was at Peru. Ind, and his partner was W. J. Ethel, later for many years an employe of the United States Senate. Riley forsook paints and oils for tbe painting of word pictures, but Ethel could never get over his fondness for brush and colors. One of his duties in the Senate was to put out the weather map. On blustering winter days sen ators used to hud tbe map's borders decorated with scenes from tropical jungles, and when the sessions were Drat reaa: twm- There would not be so many worn sot fagged-looking women If e learned early the value of that ounce of prevention. With most of us pre vention is like thunder it comes aft er the danger Is past So much of the misery of life Is preventable that It is pitiful how rarely the effort is made. We lose our looks, break down before our time, and either are snuffed out altogether, or hang on creaking hinges when we should be in the full flush of living. Most women act as If they were fatalists what must oe. must be. Then they groan when the inevitable occurs Instead of living up to the true fatalist spirit of stoicism. Perhaps you are one of the persons who never takes any rest Ton look on life as a race to be run. forgetting that the strongest runner goes slow until the finish. Have you the foolish idea that to stop a minute to read the papers or to dip into a famous book is stealing time that should be devoted to husband or children? Are you char itable to every one but yourself, and look upon letting up in your niad pace as shirking. Are you one of those misguided be ings who think monotonous plodding is duty, and crush out young longings for an occasional matinee or social outing lest you fall In some chimerical duty? If so. readjust things. Learn to look on these things as "that ounce of pre vention" without which smashups are Inevitable. It is continual plodding that not only makes life stale, but brings wrinkles and narrow minds. Do yon ever stop to think what a breakdown means? How many of the coveted pleasures or longed-for rests could have been had for the doctor' hire? Occasional flight from the grind Is better than skilled specialists to keep one well, which Is the sensible modern woman's reading of "that ounce of prevention." T Keep Home Hapar. Learn to govern yourseit Do cot expect angelic qualities In your helpmate. Beware of the first disagreement Also of meddlers and tale-bearers. Never retort In anger. It is the an swer which usually begins the quarrel. Avoid moods and pets and fits of sul kiness. Never conceive a bad motive If a good one be possible. When the opportunity occurs for kind Fpeeebes make them. Ihj not neglect duties which affect the comfort of others. Remember that sjieech Is excellent. Sut silence is srnietinies more valuable. Be gentle but firm with children. Do not furnish boys and girls with too much pocket money; make them UMierstand the value of a dollar. Do not say anything in their presence which you do not wish repeated. Be ware of correcting them in an angry or petulant manner. Never allow them to stay away from home overnight with out knowiug where they are. the pictures, and these men wtij male suggestions about other plcts on the walls. It is no longer consid good taste to use the invisible chilns or heavy wire taking its Tbe dealers say that as soon as p, begin to use the chains or heavy rin, tney wiu imuieaiaceiy go to the opdo!t extreme and want something Ui, t rope i or picture nanger. TT 5iew Tr. There Is the new type. The "a,, tlnguished-looklng" men and women slight buUd. with small heads, baafc and feet nd with delicate feature are seiaom met wun now. Tbey m being rapidly replaced by thick-set oq and women, with massive heads, hngt hands and feet coarse-featured. 04 bavins a broad mouth with thkt lips. Is it that nature Is provide for the Increased wear and tear of ln or that circumstances are removfe those constructed on the old patteal London Truth. - doth for such purposes, and It should be burned and never used but once. The linen formerly used for bandages absorbs the albuminous serum In burns and skin diseases of more or less moist nature, keeps the surface dry and causes pain; also absorbs the fat tr substances employed In the dress ings and Interferes with their action on the skin. War Asalast Hatwla. A campaign against the murderous hatpin has been Instituted by the newspapers of Berlin in view of a se ries of accidents which have already occurred during the busy period ft Christmas shopping. Numbers of mote or less serious injuries have been caused by these dangerous Implements protruding from the huge hats of fash ionable ladles. Last week a lady was permanently blinded in one eye when I 1 nere is a rage now tor eraa taking part in a rush at "bargain white suits, worn witn nat and sec. sale." Two days later a lift attend- sories 01 nut Drown. ant at a neighboring shop had bis face 1 Moussellne voiles will be faddish so badly Injured that it was neces- I this season and will be made Into vej sarv to take him to a hospital. Many 1 stylish evening robes. cases of scratched faces are reported from many quarters. London Dally Mail. SibbbIbS- Lairkroi Cm. Ik i with von.' Suddenly I heard a shot from the court, a gentle-niunnered old ( an(1 tDen another. I hurried to papa's ' prolonged and tbe weather got hot ice man wi:h knotty hands, cal ed and In- (hitside there were two soldiers t bergs used to surround the map which aiming into It. I saw papa sitting on t told of depressing heat Senators used his camr-stool and his two revolvers to make mock bets as to whether It were in his lap. He was hunting for I wa hot enough to "melt Ethel's iee- hit glasses, but the chain had slipped i bergs. down. He could not see to shoot One One day Riley, who had not beard cf the soldiers, after a long time, fired j from his former partnar for years, was his gun as-.tin. and f::ther suddenly I caller at the capitol. Vice-President picked up his revolvers, and I cried! then senator j Fairbanks was showing out Rzaln. He didn't shoot, and I know now that he was afraid of hit- Then he felt. The soldiers Mm over. Vincent dre- himself up at ; f rwl a2!lin ami ran aw ay. panting and her somewhat insolent manlier, and jelling to each other. I went In to was rewarded by a smile. , RI(1 he as,ked for his gsaS!WS. sit. "Will you accept an Invitation to : ng up OD tne ew very weakly. When trudiiced a companion. "This is the you;ig man I spoke to your excellency aho'it. I present Senor Thomas Vin cent" Then the gray-haired man slip ped away, and Thymus Vincent was left looking down into the dark face of M:uia Uiva. He did not know why he was t!i"re. nor wiu she was. nor oven the name of the m.n who had in triKluced l.im. But lie was not sorry. supper tiMiIht If I press you very hard?" she asked him in smooth En glish. Vincent turned his eyes about the court. Then he looked down at her ngain. and nodded curtly. "Certainly, madam. He Cashed. a:ul went on. But I failed to catch your mr-ne. I am nwful'y eii!larr:ssd." She got to her feet, aud held out a s'.ewli-r bund. "I nni Miss Mary RI ras." she said. quie!y. "My father vas fcrmerly tbe president of Hon duras. I went to s -boo! at Itryn Mmrr. end I met your sister tivre. That's vby. when I found yon were in San Francisco. I asked to have you brought and introduced." Vincent looked at her very soberly. almost pityingly. Then he offered her lilt. arm. and they went into tbe snr- I found them and gave them to him, t'.e biood was running very fast down bis breast. He put on his glasses with both hands, wrinkling up his forehead in the old way, and looked at me very He looked. He said. 'I am glad I could see you. little one before I go." That was all." She went to the window and stayed him the sights. Tney stopped in front of the weather map. "Ethel, by thunder!" exclaimed EI ley. There was a joyful reunion. How Waaps Preserve Freak Xewi. That remarkably self-sufficient In sect, tbe huntress wasp, knew how to preserve fresh meat for the use of her children long before man invented his canning processes. "The huntress wasps" capture spiders, administer to them an anesthetic sting that leaves them alive but unconscious for a peri- d of about two weeks, and then tliere. immobile, while Vincent walked I -cans" them in the tubular cell where r.p ur.d down behind her. At last she gDe deposits her eggs. The preserved turned around. "Thut was five years j uter lives Just long enough to fur y.i. No one has done anything to jiun-. m fresh meat to the young wasps. i'u them." . . j yyt(ve mother wasps are not only "Jci". "-.-au.f - sue was suamary to ; 8sj:ied in the arts end sciences, but are most valiant hunters. Even the him the woman, did what every truin once In hi life will do for one woman : he sacrificed his sense of humor. With all seriousness he stiffened up. "It was under my flag be was shot down. I've served under it. Give me another flag j-er-rooni. where everybody turned to j tor Gautemala and III go down there watch their progress, knowing neither ( and those murderers shall die against of them. When she removed to the flat on Vallejo street. M:ss Mary Rivas told j feet on the yeliow sand.' a wall, with your flag flying over their beads. Its shadow wavering a: their Vincent to come acd take the first din- tier with hT. "We'll christen the new place," she said, gayly. "and. besides, I hope you'll find that I'm really Amer ican and can cook." That nlcbt at o'clock when the Mexican maid had departed giggling to the kitchen. Vincent's hostess leaned forward over the table at which they eat od rested hBr elbows on It Her bare arms framed her face in a sudden way that took Vincent's heart out of Its regular beat He leaped to bis feet Maria Kivas. because she was the woman in tins case, understood per fectly. "A revolution?" she said, very quietly. He went over her band grtve iy and youthfully. His manner was confident 8 If he saw very clearly what was to be done end knew bow to do It not as If he had promised girl with tear stains on her cheeks to overturn a government because of a murder one not afternoon on a steamer in a foreign port This was the beglmiiiig of the aflalr. dreaded tarantula succumbs, in fear to a wasp of a large and handsome species known as tarantula killers. Broadcloth of the finest texture in a delightful shade of Cojienbagen blue made the gown from which above Il lustration was taken and which was unusually smart in ap'iearance. The line Just above knee marks the tunic running from back to foot of skirt in front There Is a generous train and a little bolero effect on the bodice ofK?ii8 -over a charming chemisette of embroidered white mousseliue. Black soutache braid is used on jacket and sleeves, the latter formed entirely of deep circular tucks and a band of black satin edges the Jacket next the chemisette. Two black satin-covered buttons effect a closing at bust Hue. With this charming hat is worn a fur 1. . . . . . I uui 01 w uiie iox with long boa to I match, the hat adorned with a gorge ous bird of jiaradise. Frocks may be buttoned down tbe front as well as the back. Faihka has suddenly become most liberal- minded In that respect Bridal dresses have been chiefly r markable during the last few monils for the marvelous laces with waica they have been trimmed. ' Tbe black sash, with bow and ecdi at the side. Is worn even with the ks- arate waist and skirt although pre ferably not with the plain tailored waist Black velvet bonnets are flonrtshht In the land ; big and little, simple ud elaborate, but black velvet There also a hint of the poke In spring millinery. The full line of the neck Is than and when the long neck Is not natur al the collar Is placed low upon tt bodice and fits well under the eui and chin. Color embroidery on white. bUck, cream and ecru will be much used, u well as white on color. Most of tl embroidery seen now in the sbopi it machine made. The separate waist and skirt bat it- most disapieared from view. The one- piece princess dress Is taking its plitt. This princess style means curves ud a waist again. The long, tight skirt is giving waj. for walking purposes, to the short, tight skirt, worn with a long ud much-braided coat the whole costume being often trimmed at hem tad wrists with fur. Employed more for evening ttu day wear are the deep, rich shite The reason for this reversal of old- time -custom is that these tints are m successful in setting off a beautiful neck and arms. MILLINERY Past Ala. A woman who can "fun" In the face of uncertainties has been discovered by the New York Sun. She had a telephone in her apart ment and called up the telephone com pany and asked that the service be discontinued. "We are sorry to lose you," said the man who took her message. "Are yon dissarisSed with anything?" "I am." said the woman, emphatic ally. "I em very sorry." said the man. "Perhaps we can help you. What is it you do not like?" "Single blessedness," said the" wo man. "I am going to be married t morrow." Sylph bookers made in the princess fonu are designed of crpe d chine. with narrow lace headings laced with riiilx.ns. Thes are worn with elabo rate evening toilettes. Tbey are not always white; quite often they are made with white silk and. while araiit. are elaborately trimmed. as waging steins are still worn short, one can afford to turn up the lower edw of the skirt where the ma terial has ieeu cut by wearing at least na.f an inh. This will make the bottom of the skirt look fresh and new and will not make the average skirt of last seiisou too short for tbe present sryli.-s. It is quite the fashion to trim the up5x-.r part of a fcutiu empire gown with a spray of ivy leaves. This is part of the Napoleonic era in clothes. Tlie modern ivy leaf, as It Is worn to day. Is of black satin or velvet, usu ally the former. A spray of them in different sizes is worn over the right shoulder, some resting on the top of the arm. This is In keeping with the popular fashion of using a startling decoration on one arm and shoulder that la not repeated on the other. Dont'a lur a Diairr. Don t mix sets. Guests should have congenial Interests. Don't put the two brightest ieople together. The Crusader's hemlet is the verj Don't put a man next to bis wife, latest thing iu millinery. Fair votarW or on the same side of tbe table. of fashion in quest of new sensatiooi Don't have nervous maids. In toilet have gone back several Don't fail to be ready and in the turies to medieval times, borrosiEj drawing room five minutes before the the garb of monks and crusaders. V ti,ue- I new helmet headgear, herewith P- Don't confide any of your nervous tured. is built of rouch hemp anticipations to your husband. The crown Is dyed bright green, wW Don t fail to overlook the table in the brim, which is cut up alike In tfc detail before guests arrive. back and front, is of dead Marc- Count the fiat silver at each plate. Square, broad top and stiff cleft brt uoni allow conversation to be en tirely between couples. Make it gen eral at times. A Valaable Tl. Here is a tip for making the lingerie waist wear better than is its wont which Is worthy of the consideration of the home dressmaker. When a quan- f "1 f r 1 tt Intttpfiitn a .... .1 . . " u.-w-u ujion a Diouse the lace shomd be reinforced with strip of net set in under it Any kind 01 wasn net or good quality will an swer the purji ?. It can be sewn on witn tne lace or afterward by hand. Tae Cottaa Baadaarea. Cotton is better for bandages than linen and its cheapness brings it with in the reach of. the possessor of the most limited means. No household should be without a supply of cbeeae- A Hoaarkee-Blaa- Hint. I h nf heine tela ' The housekeeir who cannot afford gether by nails with rough finish a covered garbage pall of ine . tartaric looking heds of Iron, cofo5 bide the unKightliness of her leftovers and hammered brass. Large ) ry an improvised cover. This can be cabochons sometimes take the pi maue or a i.ig bushel or half bushel of the metallic heads. A fine fruit basket, turned niMlula !-., J I nlvrat nt nun rfi alratirht UD f - uu I r . - . ue;:y pastea with oilcloth, which can "Je of the front easily be kept clean. The largest size i screw nook Is fastened In the bot tom, ramer the Inverted top, for a nanuie. A. Xm Pletare Hud,(. rH.. Hair. Half an ounce of camphor with ounce of borax dissolved In a quart water, preferably rain water. ,nak very etlicacious wash for falling Women who bare crair oniir -.it- I n,. k ..iriinr the with the pictures hung in medley fash- phor and borax, as this will f-cuW" Ion all over It by Invisible wlre win n, in-,.i,i. ,.r .h. iwlients. Interested to know that art dealers are aud keep closely corked for use. A trying to overcome the bad effect by freely to tbe scalp two or three tl w weir ma to banc a week.