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'r- \M &'•• I '&ll 7 A 1 m- TWO MbODS. I plucked tho harebells as I went Singing along the river side The skies above were opulent Of sunshine "Ah,whate'er betide, The world is swcot, is sweet 1" I cried, That morning by tho river side. The curlews called along tho shore Tho boats put out from sandy beach Afar I heard tho breakers roar, Mellowed to silver-sounding speech And still I sang it o'er and o'er— "The world is sweet forovermore!" Perhaps to-day some other one, Loitering along tho river sido, Content beneath tho gracious sun. May sing again "Whato'er betide, Tho world is sweet." I shall not chide, Although my song is done. —Mary N. Proscott. JOHN ADAM. Ho camo riding down on us at a pace that, even in this land of bard tiding, would attract attention, and one which I found afterward was habitual with him. A man ovor Bix feet tall vast of frame, powerful of muscle, with shoul ders slightly stooped from a lifetime spent in tho saddle, and with a breadth of chest I have never soon equalled, ho was marked, here whero beardless faces aro rather the rule, by an enor mous beard, touched with pray, over which ho could have buckled his pistol belt had eyes like a hawk and a nose to*match: a strong, predatory, violent aggressive visage, that might have fitted a Norse viking. As he came hurling toward us at that mad gallop, his chin sunk on his breast and the torront of that mighty beard blowing ovor his mighty chest, ho aroused in the mind jumbled sugges tions of father Timo, a mounted Ber serker and other colossal and heroic Images. When all tho cutting out and brand ing was done.and we were preparing to leave for homo, I turned and saw that the bearded giant was coming up to speak to me. Dismounted, ho was a somewhat less imposing figure, hav ing tho slightly awkward gait which continual riding gives, lie laid a broad,' brown hand on my pony's mane, and spoko in a great voice that matched his great frame, turned to a key of peculiar gentleness. "I have been trying to get Mr. Mc Gregor to bring you ovor to my place," he said, fixing me with a kindly but embarrassing scrutiny. "I can show you a lot of Mexican ponies, give you as line riding as you could want, or a cat hunt, or I wish you'd come and got pecans in my river pas ture." He stood for some timo. evidently ••making talk" and continuing to gaze directly at my face. ••They toll mo," lie said, "that you just sail around and rustle for your self. Well, that's right 1 like that. The less a woman depends on some coyoto of a man. tho happier she'll livo and the peacefuller she'll die." Had he been a young1 and suscept ible cowboy I should have considered that I had made an impression. As it was, I was accused of having done so os soon as he had ridden off. "I nover saw old John Adam so civil to man, woigan or child in my lifoi" said my host ••John Adam"—how the name fitted him, with its simple archaic sugges tions! The next week Mr. McGregor took me ovor to tho K. O. ronclie. and went on to attend a round-up. saying that if he didn't call "for me by o'clock Mr. Adam might ride homo with ma My host put me on a fiery pony and wo flew ovor his vast range. He introduced me to all his Moxicans and filled my saddle pockets with the finest pecans then when o'clock oame and no Mr. McGregor, he put' my saddle back on my pony and we rode homeward. Suddenly he turned to me and said, "I want to ask you for your picture— some old ono you don't care anything about—I would rather have an old one, taken when you were about 16. I wanted you to come nere and I wanted to see you because you put me so much in mind of a little girl 1 used to go to school with a little rosy-cheeked girl here's a picture of her." He drew from his pockot a daguerreotype of a chl'.d of 12. round faced, large-eyed, with her curly hair demurely parted and tucked behind her ears. She wore a 'low-necked" dress, and one bare, slim arm was laid out over the table beside which she stood, in such a way that the hand looked almost as large as her head. ••She was .my wife," he wont on. "You've been told all about how I killed her husband and married her. but maybe I can give you a straiphtor story. "We all threo grow up together back in Missouri, and when she mar ried him I started "west and came as near here as any white man had. After I'd been living here ten years I got a letter from her telling me she was coming out to me with her hus band, ana why, and the next month they came. *He was a drunkard—the worst I ever saw—a dangerous, raving luna tic whon he was drunk, a regular wild beast or a locced steer, and the craziest man for bug juice I ever tried to handle. "She thought to get out on a ranoh and keep it away from him—we had to keep turpentine and camphor out of his way when he was wild ,for the atuft and once he nearly killed himself drinking kerosene. ••They stayed at my place the best, part of a year. I was as faithful as I could be, and it was the hardest thing. I ever bad to da Occasionally he'd get a supply from somewhere and we'd have the devil's time with him, I used to think what a pleasure II?d be to shoot him at "them times and 1st on 'twas self-defence but he was a poor, puny thing. I. could hold him, even when he was crazy, with oije hand, and I hadn't really any excuse lor using a gun on him. "A. !s|/ j, ^, iU 1 Finally I told the greasers that the noxt time ho get whisky I was going to start out and wallop every man on tho place and ask no questions. But a greaser'il do anything for money— except work—and I suppose she gave him some money, or he stole it for wben I came home from the upper range one night 1 heard a yelling in the house. He was drunk, and she, like a woman, was making it worse by hanging around him, begging and imploring him to come and lie down. "As I run in he raised a chair to strike her. She never moved to get out of his way just sort of bunched up and shivored. "I had my gun on me, and I shot him." He turned to me fiercely, as if I had made a suggestion or an accus ation. "I didn't aim for his arm to keep him from hlttin1 her with the chair I aimed to kill him, and 1 did. I killed him. and I married her." His chin sank after this ou&urst into tho great swell of his voluminous beard, and his big voice, that seemed to be made of hailing ships at sea or roaring signals in a storm, sank to a husky murmur. "Poor soul! poor soul! Sho had no where elso to go and no ono else to look to, and she married mo when I begged her to, but sho never knew another happy day. Sho pined for him. 1 planted him in a sightly spot under a big live-oak, and she used to go there and put flower things on him and cry. She usod to go when she thought I was away but 1 knew of it and many's tho time I've wished it was mo down there to be sorrowed ovor. "I expoct about this timo I wasn't a nice man to be about 1 used to feol like killing something, mostly: and if 1 ovor did anything to earn the name of -Bad John Adam,' as I'm known, it was then. I didn't care what I did. We never saw any pleas ure together. I knew she pined for him. and kept his picture by her, but wo lived together twelve years: then she took the fever in the spring and died. 'The day sho diod she talked to me a good deal about how kind I'd been, and how she wished sho could a-mado mo happier. But in tho evening she wont to sleep and woko up a little flighty, and thought we was all boys and girls at school again. ••All at once sho sat up in bed and' laughed, and her face looked like a little girl's. -I'm going to him,' she said." Ho looked at me with a curious, ghastly blankness. "I'm a-going to him," he repeated, and again, in a husky whisper, "I'm a-going to him." Ho throw out his hand in a gesture of intolerable anguish. Ho robbed me living and ho robbed me dead. She never spoke again." Presently ho looked up. "You've heard about tho girl? You might have thought she'd bo a comfort to me. I did everything for her a man could do. She had a saddle horse that could outrun anything in Texas, a saddle I had mado for her in San Antone—cost $lo0—a herd and a brand of her own. I didn't want any one to wait on her nor look at her but me: and, seeing tho timo her mother'd had 1 didn't want her to marry. "Everything wont lovely for awhile and I saw the most peace and pleasure I ever saw In my life—which ain't saying much—whon she camo to me and said sho was going to marry a low-down, sneaking chump that 1 never thought enough of to keep out of her way. •She wasn't like her mother. I couldn't do a thing with her: whon she said a thing sho meant it so I tried drawing him oft and w'- I found him sneaking back to steal her I shot him. "They tried me for that I never will forget the men that had it done. I'll even up the score with every ono of them before I die. "She's gone back to Missouri to her mother's kinfolks. She think's I'm too wicked tq livo and not fit to die, and she writes to me trying to get me to repent—but I know whether I've got anything to repent of. I send her money." Mindful of the moral aspect of tho ca^e. I tried a little preach on my own account Not an orthodox one. per haps, but I said that his neighbors were pleasant, kindly people, and that if he lived on better terms with them he might find it so and bo hap pier. ts He took it as matter of course, and somewhat humorously. "Of course yojTd say all that women folks always do. But you've got pretty good sense .you're considerable of a man yourself. I'm willing to own that I'm a pretty hard man. but I ve had hard luck I know these people and you don't there's nothing they won't try to work a man for if he'll cotton to it I've lived fighting for my rights, and I reckon that's the way I'll die. "But you'll send me tho picture, sure, won't you? I'll take any amount of preachin' if you'll promise that You see I always think of Maitie as a little girl. I leave out all the time out hero and think of her as she was at your ago and younger." The fine, fierce Bedouin-like face softened, the keen eyes turned upon me the kindest gentlest gaze, •flood-by." be said, God bless you." opened the gate, closed it after me, and with a sweeping wave of tho hand, and with no further word, was oil down the road at his usual thun dering gallop.' I sent the picture, obedient to my promise. Recently a railroad was put through his ranoh, he swearing, threatening and protesting to the last that he wouldn't have his pastures cut up and his cattle'ail killed or Beared to death. He was very loud and violent and whena train was wrecked by obstruc tions being placed on the track not a mile from his house none of his neigh bors doubted his guilt. A great posse «sv I# went with the sheriff to arrest *him They stood outside the closed doo and called upon him to surrender. As he himself would havo describoc it he kicked open the door and turncc looso both six-shooters. Ho killed and wonnded several men. was himself mortally wounded, and died within an hour, having savagely informed the men that ho knew noth ing about tho wrecking of the train, but it didn't mako any difference, he was just as willing to accommodate them with a little pistol practice.— Alice McGowun in tho St Louis Re public. HORRORS OF LEPROSY. A Desperate Iteimily Kesurtcil to l.v FIJI Inlanders. "It is a rather remarkable thing that medical science is still in such a deplorable stato of ignor ance with regard to the disease of leprosy, "said E. L. Moricll to a Globe Democrat reporter. "In all other ailments the progress of the last twen ty-five years has been such as to war rant the hope that the time will come when there will be no complaint from which a human being sutlers which cannot be diagnosed and treated with success. But in leprosy the progress, if ahy, is slow. In India to day tho leper is as common as he was many years ago. You meet him about tho streets, you see hiin begging under the vorandas of every house of the wealthy. "The lepers are isolated- cast out even from their own family ^nd it has beon recorded, that the govern ment has had to interfere to prevent a father burying his own son alive in order to prevent a spread of the mal ady. In tho Holy Land tho lepers are to be met with roaming about and begging from every visitor, and, in deed, in several other parts of tho world they are to be met with in equal numbers. Tho English government has sent out many commissions to India to inquire into the subject, but so far littlo has been accomplished. There is not as yet so far as I can mako out sufficient hospital accom modation. and so the lepers wander about in some of tho out-of-the-way places and the disease is propagated. In connection with tho subject 1 will tell you a curious thing as to a cure in the Fiji Islands. "It is recorded by a missionary who has himself heard the tale from one who actually experienced what- he narrates. The cure is etTected by the poisonous juice of tho sinugaga. and the process is this: The victim is taken into a house away from tiie center of population. He is stripped of his clothes and his body rubbed with green leaves. Then a sinali lire is lighted and a few pieces of sinuga ga laid on it When the smoke be gins to ascend the man is bound hand and foot and lifted over the lire until ins head reaches about fifteen inches above the ground. There he is al lowed to writhe in his agony for some hours till it is thought he has been sufficiently smoked. Then the bo.ly is gashed and allowed to bleed freely. The man may live or die. For the time he is left lying on the rough pal let prepared for him. If ho lives ho gets bettor. That at least was tho I case with tho man of whom the mis sionarv wrote. THE MEDITERRANEAN. Its Hlui' Water*. Fine Skies ami I'.rilliant ardens. No description can paint the beauty of the scene when Lyons is left far be-! hind, when gloom and desolation are almost forgotten, and the excited traveler scents tho ocean groves and gazes on the blue and purple Medit erranean, says a London journal There has been a dull interval of end less pain—a purgatory as it were, of gray olive ground and grayer rocks, where life, such as it is, seems dull and sad enough but all at once tho melancholy and the mists appear to clear away, and as on the stage, the dark scene changes into color and brilliancy. Well nay tho people smile with happy countenances, well may the girls of Arle3 be renowned for their beauty, well may the sea fronts of Marseilles and Toulon echo with gayety and laughter, when the sky is blue forever and the sea sparkles with delight and the garments are bright with color.and the sun pours down its glorious benediction of gladness from brilliant morning to chilly dve. But with the sun-touch comes reaction. Wo speak in a vague way of en chantment yet surely it is found by anyone of an obseryant and sympa thetic nature who passes from North ern France to the land of Provencal song. The eyes are closed on winter, and they are open again on a spring that is almost a summer. How strange it seems to see the deep gold of the orange and the pale gold of the lemon peeping from their leaves of lustrous green bow welcome to feel that the sun is so hot»that already the villa windows are protected by multi colored blinds how gay are the gar dens with summer and spring llowers in rivalry, violets and roses, ano mones of exquisite hues and perfumed orange blossoms, flower and fruit on the same tree what a joyous life Dash ing in the sunshine and sipping coffoo in these pleasure gardens through which we pass farther and farther on ward. Unreliable maps. Dr. Livingstone onoe said he had walked for weeks through a region in Africa where a lake ought to be ac cording to the maps. Joseph Thomsas reported when he returned to England awhile ago that if the maps were ao curate, he had been sleeping in the middle of Lake Bangweolo and now Mr. Fortin writes that there is some thing wrong with the big island mapped in the gulf of Paria, on the northeast coast of Venezuela, for he has. walked all over it» and is unablo to find where it is detaohed from the mainland. -fVj 1 GIRLS CAN KEEP SECRETS. Oath-Botind Greek-Letter Sooletles That Exist In Colleges for Women. In tho coeducational colleges the girls avo not dependent upon the ca price of the young men for entertain ment by any means. They have quite as good time in their petticoat nines and secret sociotios as in any gather ing in which the young men partici pate. The invitations of tho Greek letter fraternities aro strange and mysterious to the last degree and are all that student ingenuity and origi nality can devise. One of the chief charms to tho uninitiated is the spell of mystery that enshrines all the cere monies. says the Chicago Herald. Every chapter has its room or hall, where are kept tho sacred emblems, the white goat upon which all initiates must ride to full membership, and the precious documents which aro never touched by strange hands. In this room only are tjld the significance of tho badge, the mottD. and the real name of the fraternity, and all the secrets that never penetrato those silent walls. Of course the initiations are duly imposing, and all sorts of .tricks are played to test the nerve of tho candidate. Ono chapter con ducts the bewildered initiate through all the mazes and labyrinths of tho in ferno as expounded by Dante with due impressiveness. Generally the whole proceedings wind up with a feast 'J'he giris' initiation? do not partake of that roughness or brutality which of ten characterizes such ceremonies in the men's fraternities such as strap pine the delighted victim to a derrick and raising him twenty or thirty feet to dangle in midair while he ro:iocts upon ttio novelty of tho situation and makes a mental note of his impres sions. or lowering him in a coffin that he may contemplate the divine mys teries of the new order to the tune ful cadcnce of "Down to Hades. Down." Sometimes even the location of the chapter hall is not known outside the fraternity. In one of tho Western colleges where considerable antagonism sprang up against fraternities the authorities de termined to abolish the chapters al ready in existence and took every means to discourage their growth. A rule was made forbidding the estab lishment of women's chapters. Now, if there is anything in tae world that a co-ed wishes to do. it is just what she is forbidden to do, and. what is more, she will generally contrive to do it too. After a while the faculty began to suspect that their prohibi tion had not bad just the effect it was intended to have. A committee several co-eds among tlie model stu dents was appointed by the authori ties to act as detectives and report the result of their investigations. The girls reported that they had found no clue whatever to follow out and that having made a careful in vestigation had found no evidences of infringement of the rule. Of course, murder will out. and it was subse quently learned that three of tho five on the committee belonged to a fra ternity which had enjoyed a flourish ing existence for a long time. The young women met in a storeroom in the upper part of a busintss block in the town. The only means of access was through a dark room, several dim passages, and up a ladder-Iiko flight of stairs. The chapter met here once a week for over a year and enjoyed the most delightful sejlusion imagin able. It was in this same college that sev eral of the girls played a prank upon ono of the professors, and afterwards slid down a rope from the third-story window to avoid detection in the halls. The more dangerous the proceeding and tiie more serious the consequences if the offender is found out the more the Western college girl enjoys the risk. She wants nothing mild, and. if she is in for a prank, goes into it with all her might Hereditary Knowledge. A little 3-year-old. whose father, two grandfathers and a great-grand father are physicians, was entertain ing herself one day by playing doctor to her dolls. The nurse kept the young physician going on a round of calls from doll to doll and writing prescrip tions in hor babyish hieroglyphics. At last the weary little body climbed into an arm -chair and lay back for a moment's rest. Tho nurse, fearing lest the slightest diversion should turn the active little brain toward some thing that would demand more of hor attention, sought to reawaken interest in the dolls by a very urgent telepho nic summons. The little doctor straightened up at tho tling-tllng of the imaginary bell, and resting her elbow on the arm of the chair and iking a receiver of her dimpled hand, asked what was wanted. She was informed that Jenny Purdy needed her services at once. With a sigh of impatience she gathered her little body together as if for a plunge out of the big chair then a look of in telligence passed over her face, and she settled back with this pithy mes sage. "Tell Miss Purdy de doctor tain't tome he's busy sittin'in his office." —Youth's Companion. Tannin In Tea, Recent investigation has shown that the amount of tannin, whioh. is the noxious element in tea, is from three to five times as great in the Bengal and Ceylon loaf as in the Chinese. The attention of the medioal profes sion in America is called to this faot Bee Alkcted kf War. A great beekeeper of Hampshire declares that bees do not succeed to any extent in the storing of honey whenever there are wars and dissen sions in Europe, whether her majesty's troops are engaged or not tfi JS PHYSIC IN MANY LANDS. TERRIBLE REMEDIES USED BY THE HEATHEN. Doctors Who Rittk Their Liven to Relieve the Pains of Barbarians The Fatal Treatment of Mea sles In India. In on« of the central provinces of India not long ago measles broke out among the natives shortly alter the arrival of two women missionaries from America. Children were soon dying in such numbers that the mis sionaries wished thoy had learned something about medicine before they came. They knew, however, that children with measles should bo kept warm and not allowed to run any risk of catching cold. Tho mortality caused by so simple a diseaso. as they had known it astounded them, ana thoy made inquiries as to how the lit tlo patients were treated. It was in the rainy season and thoy found that these poor people thought the best way to cure measles was to strip the babies perfectly naked and hold them out in the cold rain till the water should wash all the measles eruption off the skin. No wonder thoy died. A fatal chill struck the frail, fevered little body, and the mother could only moan and beat herself in despair. In Siam, when one falls sick, tho doctor's diagnosis of the disease is a serious matter. He generally comes with his mind fully mado up that the patient is possessed of an evil spirit. To find just where this evil spirit lies is the diagnosis. The doctor takes a tiger's tooth from his pouch, 'l'ho tooth is along canine one. sharpened to a nee dle point This he jabs into the siclc man in various spots. If the sick man yells with pain more loudly when ho is punctured here than he does when he is punctured there, then the evil one lurks here. Preparations are made to drive him out but generally the patient's spirit deserts the tortured body before the imaginary one In Africa a young missionary, who went out from this city some time ago, says the New York Tribune, pen etrated far into the interior, where no white man had ever been seen before. The tribe had a curious tradition that some day a white man would coino to them and do wonderful things for them. So they built a hut the best kind they knew how to construct to have it roady for the palo-face when he should arrive. When this ardent younsr American suddenly appeared one day they welcomed him with open arms. '1 say that he was surprised is putting it mildly. Tho same day two women catne to hitn, each with a child in her arms, and besought him to cure them, llo looked at the ba bies and found they were dead. He told them he could do nothing Tor dead babes, and thereby at once fell off considerably in their estimation. He asked what had been done for the childrea and was told that their bodies had been scored with sharp stones to let the evil spirit out. He counted on ono little body 400 cuts, and then there were more. These mothers love their children passion ately. Fancy what pain they under went while inflicting agony on their babies in the vain hope of doing them good. How terrible is the condition of suf fering women in India tho following extract will show. It is from a letter written by Miss Emma J. (_'umming=. M. D.. medicai missionary in that country, ^he says: "I shall never forget (I wish I could) one experience that I had. I was called up at midnight to ^ee a woman in the last stages of fever. I found her tossing and muttering in a delirium that ran into a "stupor and then death. I did what I could to make her comfortable, bathing the hot skin and moistening the parched lips, etc., but it was too' late. No sooner did her friends learn that death was near than neighbors began to swarm in, until the miserable hut had twenty or t,hirty in it all vieing witn each other in groaning, shriek ing. smiting the chests and scream ing. •'In vain I showed them that the noise was torture to her poor brain, and that her head began to roll from side to side again. I could not keep them even from throwing themselves full weight upon he rpoor chest laboring harder and harder to give her breath, and when 1 wanted to give her a few drops of modicine. but failed because the jaws were already set 1 turned cold and fa'nt to see her own mother strike her to compel her to swallow! I saw that 1 could do no good, and as the strain was too severe to be borne unnecessarily, I left her two hours be fore she died, but the' scene haunted me for months. ••In some parts of India it is be lieved that a woman dying from a cer tain complaint descends into the 'under world' to be slave to a monster, whose torments she is driven in vain to re lieve, and that she loses her chance of reaching woman's paradise, i. e., tenanting the body of a man, after passing through some millions of ani mals. Do you wonder that many com mit suicide to end such miserable lives? May God, in his mercy, excite your pity for them. As you read these things and shudder, they suffer them and perish." Some idea of the manner in which lunatics are treated may be gained from the following thrilling narrative. Mrs. Peoples writing from Siam, says: "Two of their number became crazy,, and as was their superstitious custom, they were tied up for a timet but .'as they grew no better they were taken out and buried alive, is spite of their cries and pleading. There are thousands and thousands bound in just such horrible superstitions all around us." ,u ML ^js1« •. jNli MARY WASHINGTON. When Her Son Came to See Her She Did Not Speak of His Fame. I When tho tidings of the splendid* success at Yorktown were brought dii reel from tbe general to his mother,,' she was moved to an exclamation of fervent thanksgiving: "Thank God!' the war is ended, and we shall be blessed with peace, happiness and in dependence. for at last our country is. free." Shortly after the surrender ot. fornwallU, Washington left New York with a brilliant suite of French and American officers, and started" upon his journey to Philadelphia, stopping on the way at Fredericks burg to visit his mother. It was nearly seven years since he had last seen her face he left Mount Vernon' in May, 177.0, and did not return till the autumn of 1781. Now that tho time of meeting drew near, his moth er was sorene but very quiet 15ul was not the hero crowned that filled her thoughts, but the son who. after years of absence and danger, was coming back to her. On the llih of Novembsr. 17bl, the town of Fred-: ericksburg was all aglow with joy* and revelry. Washington, "in tha midst of his numerous 'and brillinntt suite," wrote Mr. Custis ••sent to ap-j prise her [his mother] of his arrival, and to know when it would be her pleasure to rec -ive him Alone and on foot the general-in-chief of the combined armies of France and Amer ica he goes on to say in the grand iloquent style of the day, "th' deliv erer of his country, the hero of the hour, repaired to pay his humble' tribute duty to her whom ho vener ated as the author of his being." etc. When the warm embrace of greeting', was over, looking into his face with earnest close observance, her eye en kindled with maternal love, she said tenderly. "You aregrowingold. (ieorjre care and to'l have been making marks in your face since I saw you last" Her voice is said to have been singu larly sweet writes Mrs. Ella Wash-" ington in the Century, and he loved its cadence as she called him by name She inquired as to his health, and she spoke much "of old times and old' friends, but of his glory not one word." An InliorlU'd Debt. The Marquis Hosokawa has been dunned for a debt contracted by his ancestor, Hosokawa Etchu-no-Kami, in the fifteenth year of tienroku. oq 1702. Hosokawa Etch-no-Kami bor rowed 300 koban from his bu-ine=» agent Oinuma SanemorL The time for which the money was lent was not specified in the deed, but the Hosokawai. family were held liable whenever pay ment might be demanded. The de..d has been preserved by six generations of tho Oinuma family, and has at la-t been presented for payment. Japanese law, however, will let the present marquis off. A Superfluous Son, Mrs. Portly Pompous (to daughter, in presence of visitor)—Do we know the Hoggs. Clara? "Really I don't think we do." Billy Pompous (who has a good memory)—Oh. ma what a fib. Didn't pa say he owed Mr. Hogg t.O, 000 and he didn't know where in the world the money to pay him was to come from? -Texas Siftings. Didn't Like Poetry. There are some people who can't' appreciate poetry. The other day James Griffin, of Plymouth. Pa., re. turned home after an absence of eigh teen years. When his wife saw him she remarked: "Begone, I will have no Knoch Arden business here," and James departed, feeling that he was a back number sure enough. FEMININITIES. Chicago has a Woman's Banking company. As the dawn precedes the sun, so ac-' quaintanee should precede love. The gold handle on an umbrella is: not admired when it is raining hard. It never makes children better to tell them a dozen times a day that they are too mean for any use. See that your child never leaves any task half done or slovenly finished and therefore not give too many tasks. Thoroughness is the corner-stone of success. Mrs. Fangle: "You used ta call me your angel. Henry, but you never say so now." Mr. Fangle: "No, my dear I have found out the difference. An gels. you know, don't care anything about dresses." Voice at the telephone: "Major, will you please bring your family and take supper with us next Sunday?" Servant girl, replies back: "Master and mis tresss are not in at present, but they can't come to supper as it's my Sunday out." A Japanese husband can demand di vorce if his wife, at the age of fifty, bt* had no children: if she is talkative, jealous, dishonest, or is afflicted with hereditary disease and the wife can demand divorce if the' husband leaves her for three years. Lily: "Dearest Sophie, do tell me what you think of my hat? Is this rose color becoming to me?" "O yes, it is just the color for you, dear." Lily, an hoar later, to the maid: "Take the rose-eolored hat to the milliner's and tell her to change it for pearl gray." The perfect woman is as beautiful as she is strong, as tender as she is sensi ble. She is calm, deliberate, dignifieda leisurely she is gay, graceful, spright ly, sympathetic she is severe upon oc casion, and upon occasion playful she has fancies, dreams, romances, ideals. It is interesting to know that an in* telligent hairdresser claims that blondes cannot be done away withj that blondes are essentially the bea«j ties, of civilization, and they cannot bt driven away. He says that a blondi can dress more effectively, and that I well-kept blonde has ten years' advanfc age in the point of youthful looks. 1 *r\ v* 4CV.1-' r.*•i S) •ft "j a jj V- I 7$\ iV' :'v.