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Sicux County Journal
T BOSS. ADCHBTTS CilXT.
JmAm- "Barbara HeaihcoWt Trial,'
0Mear's pr tm store
cairns irir. "RiArrxo the habtest.
I wlsbsd Mr. Hawtry would sit down
ad talk to main his usual friandly faoa
loa: but be kept fldfretint; about the room.
taking op books and laying tnsta down
all the time that I was plying him with
1 station about Marshlands, and Gay, aad
' After the flrat moment of blank astoa
. ishmeat I waa really very pleased to see
kin. I could hardly now believe it waa
Mr. Hawtry who waa moving so restlessly
from the table to the window. He looked
browner than ever, and very strong and
well, and I nearly forgot to ask after his
"Oh. It Is all right now," he answered,
absent 1 7. He was certainly very absent.
rery unlike himself. I think I talked all
the faster, because in my heart I felt nerv
"You are coming down to Marshlands
next week, I bear," he said at last, stop-
pfns straight Derore me.
"Yes. we are all coming." I answered.
joyously; "Mrs. Morton and the new baby,
and Mrs. Morris r
"Who in the world is Mrs. Morris?" he
asked, rather impatiently. It was a droll
sort of impatience, but I thought be look
"Mrs. Morris Is baby's nnrse at present.
She is going to stay nntil September, and
then I shall take her place, and baby will
be in my charge. "
"Oh, that is nonsense!" he said, quite
gruffly: "I cannot allow that for a mo
ment, M:.is hen ton." And then, as I
looked astonished at this, he saM, in an
0ld sort of choked voice, "I thiuk I need
yon more than Mrs. Morton does. Merle."
Are we capable of any feeling at all
when we arrive at the crisis of our life,
when some shock comes to us. upheaving
oar former world, and overwhelming ns
with sudden chaos? The numb intensity
that seizes upon us seems to deaden all
Mv first conscious thought was that I
had known all the time what this meant,
that it dkl not surprise me in the least;
bot this was an entire falsity on my part,
arising from complete incredulity. Never
had I imagined in my wildest dreams
that life held such a gift for me: but I was
too much stunned to accept it uncondi
tionally. I put aside Mr. Ha wtry's earnest solicit
ations that I should try to care for him
sufficiently to be his wife, and wasted
much precious time In pointing out to
him my apparent unfitness for such a po
sition. I remember I sat there with cold
hands and burning face, arguing against
mfself and lamenting my deficiencies, till
I broke down at last, and could not And
voice to tell him more.
He heard me with a sort of tender im
patience visible in his manner, bnt ha
did not interrupt me as long as my voice
aad courage lasted. When my shame
faced remarks were ended, be said, very
that nonsense von have heen talkie!
i snouia naraiy nave oeliecea teat such a
, sensible girl could sav-'TUch things. Do
yon want a list of my deficiencies and
- saortoomiDCS alsof ShalL we make on a
t tabular demonstration of each other's Jrte-
. . leetar AO, Merle, this Is not the anestion
--UMVb us. I respect and honor you
mora than I can tell you, and nothing you
have said can-influence me in the least.
What I want to know now is. can yon care
for me sufficiently to be willing to marry
juier inai mere was ouir one nrr
possible. I did care for Mr. Hawtry, and
4 I1HU I11UI 0U.
HiS ffratitUflA SMmMl nrcrvtialmtnA
But I am afraid I was rather stupid and
Irresponsive. My sudden happiness das-
SIM and bewildered me: but I think be
unumiooa now i leu. tie told me he had
cared for me almost the first time be
pose co me, ana bis interest had been ex
cited bv my choice of work; that I had
seemed to him more real and earnest and
elf-denying than other girls, but he had
respected me too much to intrude himself
too suddenly on my life. He had let me
go reiucuntiy, doping to aee me soon
again, bat his cousin's illness and his own
accident bad kept us long apart.
. "I had plenty of leisure time for thfnk-
viitta to me asoot cm bnortied cowf l
ZitiZZZr iiL. T: cmr""!,lr ib" nouaaiiom mat toinga raiuer dime tilt.
"I?.0?Li?Jth?i,"n never dreamiiiavH toqn.Mtru. as Auek says, thut In
Thi ZZ, iZTiiZ: -Jf-- 11 Ie- . marrying Too be ia marrying a genilewo-r,!h-en
we,;ro"ed H asanbul the N.thertoa auT Ortoa folk
ff.S'.il. .eShoU .worM seemed are aad gossips, and si together things
miucu u run run raaianee. Every- woo Id be soma what uaaontfurtablc fur
iningwas trsnsngured, even the silent
cranes aun puiieys ana blocks of (tone
we loucueu wim raaianee or emitted
strange shadows. The irrav liw f 4 11
Saints stood oat eteariy against the blue
say. mppir 01 inaeaoeni ugnt played on
the river silvery gleams of brightness
with a margin of bloe-bUekneaa, I re
membered that we talked little, bat that
our Bueucc iirm a woria 01 meaning In it.
wnen Mr. Hawtry spoke. It was of his
nioincr sou Agnes, lie Bad dearly loved
mem, ana ois was a laiiatal nature:
nu not oury its aeaa out of sight and
cease to lament them. There were house
hold niches left vacant, where tha Landau.
st memories were enshrined.
It promised well for my future that this
as the case. Tha livlnir ann ih kii...
wuuiu ium; oe a uuiniui Husband.
Know mat I listened to him with a full
heart, and all aorta of tender Tnn and
sueoi nravers ana inaudible thankwriv
uigs seeinea to trams tneniselves. As I
walked beside htm I tboatht of Giv'i
artless speech, "Do we any of as deserve
our nappiueasr- un, do; slie waa right;
it la a free gift received from tha aii-
Mr. Hawtry bade me e-ond-hva at tha
door, out our parting was not for long.
A a.ucw 1 auuuiu aee 111 in 10 me morning.
xiauuau aeeuioi a nine Slaj-tleil when
she saw me. "How late you are. Miss
r en ion! 1 was Jnst wondering what
bad become of you:" and then hr
opened rather widely. "Has anything
happened, for yon look different some-
I had not meant to tell anyone that
nignt; bnt Hannah was trustworthy and
faithful, aad I was very fond of her.
"Nothing has kaonened." I returned.
with assumed carelessness, "except that
Mr. Hawtry was at Aunt Agatha's."
, "Mr. Hawtry. miss.''' with a shrill cm.
cendo of astonishment
"Yes: I was very mnch surprised to aee
mm, as you may imagine; and Hannah
expect 1 shall surprise you, too, because I
am going to marry Mr. lUwtrv.
I shall never forget the eirl's look: her
rwy laceiurneu quite pale; ner eyes were
distended with wonder.
"Yon are coins to marry Snnira Haw.
try. Miss Kenton!" And then In her ex
citement she kissed me heartily, and a
moment afterward begged mv nardon for
taking snch a liberty. "You mut forgive
me, miss, for I waa almost beside myself
with the news."
"Nonsense, Hannah, I have nothing to
forgive," I returned, blushingly.
un, out you win oe Madame Hawtry
some day," replied Hannah, bumblr.
and Luke's only a farm servant, ami
Lyddy also. I must not forget the differ
ence between us. 1 wish you joy. Miss
Fenton, indeed I do. rViuire llawtrv is
the finest gentleman I kuow. and Molly
saya the same. She will be proud and glad
hen ahe bears the news thut tou ara
eoining to t he Ked Farm. "
nan nan s words almost took my breath
way. I was glad wben she bade ma
ood-night and left me alone with tha
I erent Softly to tha wlnAmr anA sat tnm
ome time looking over the moonlit gar
dens. I felt, with a sudden thrill at the
remembrance of Hannah's words, that
had not realised It vat. I had
of Mr. Hawtry of his wonderful good
ness and kind ties. It had not entered my
mind that I should apend my life at the
It seemed almost ton rnnd in Ha tma
closed my eyes and tried to Imagine it all.
ououm 1 rvar ipcua long nappy curs in
that drawing-room, looking eat on the
benvUnz-ffraea KKnnM I ait In rfc nnrah
wan tmm yam WITH aaa
ire win ins etreoJar 1
Jasmine and clematis?
"I do not wish to put Mr. Hawtry la
uncomfortable uoaiiion." I said, with
tajicfc of my old pride, but aha ahoak Mff
feeaA at ate. still amlllnr.
"You need not be afraid of what Boger
says; ha simply glories ia year work. He
ie quite willing to publish tba whole thing
to the Netherton world at ones. He told
ma quite aerionsly Inst now that there waa
do a lany in ine piace to compare with
you. He honors yon as only a trua
can Donor a woman. "
xne lean eama into my arm Tea, I
knew this. I answered humbly that I did
not mean to be proud: I would do aa be
and my mis! rata wished.
"Then, If von are so geDerons, Merle,"
she said, auietly, "you will not come to
Ma ran lands lust now, to involve Boger
in all forts of perplexing difficulties; or, at
least, it yon come it must be aa my guest,
and not as my nurse."
"Oh, no," I returned, shrinking back;
1 was not prepared for this."
"Then, my dear Merle, will yoa act as a
sensible woman? Stay with Mrs. Keith
during our absence, and quietly prepare
ror your weauing, noger mints in Octo
ber both you and be might be ready."
Tha idea startled me. What . would
Annt Agatha say t But I very soon found
Annt Agatna wasouite 01 my mistress'
opinion, and was almost as eager as Mrs.
Morton to smooth things as much as pos
sible for Mr. Hawtry. After the first
shock of my surprise, I came gradually to
the aama conviction. Mr. Hawtry said
very little to me on' the subject; on the
contrary, he laughed to acorn the idea
that my service was derogatory to him.
"1 loved you nrst because you were so
hrsve and unconventional henanaa vim
were unlike any other gin. - Why should
you say aucn toings to me, stern"
Ana snr mai 1 ceasea 10 aay
log of yea. Merle." he said. amiinr
I was lying up with my broken leg. Ed
gar did his best for me, but with all his
Kooa nursing, poor fellow, I thought a
woman's baud would have been softer
about me. Do you remember my telling
you, dear, that I wished Agnes could have
known your I meant to try and win yoa
tor ny wire then." - , - .
I seemed to grow calmer and quieter
wruie Be talked to me in this way. Ha
S.T'K iw;"atnati soon grew leas
shy with him: but still it seemed to me
wonderful, almost a miracle, that aiy
Mu mJ .-J LI. J -I , J .
w aw ftiuu luuuui can ujv me
Wa 1 had forgotten Aunt Agatha until
Mr. Hawtry bot he told me that I should
have to call him Roger-spoke of her. It
Mems be waa telling her all about his
hopes when I rang at tba bell He was
embarrassed himself at the tight of me.
1 ??X . I rea? npo. one
na saM, rather nrfscWaroosly, lor
. l keAaakad him not to scalM n, bat
JWW? speech, for
mt Agatha herself interrupted us7
Mr. Hawtry mat bar at the door and
aid aawjethlna- to her in a in.. t
law her dear face light up and tba tears
' "li lt really aa, Maria;' deaf eWMf
TZT ir v" 'iV. anK you to him."
rttiPil Hawtry ..hook
rirrr u looked at
Unci. Keith waa fidgeting for his tea.
rSJSTV SLK wSf. T boar
Mm aJawttba walnnt
ieat, and smell the
If'. .1 i I-, . f
fioain Hawtn'a mrffa at tka TA V.l
no. 1 couuinot Believe it yet. I remem
bered how f had sat In the old nursery at
Marshlands, dreaming of all aorta of
thlnga In the moonlight, nntil I had fallen
asleep. Bueh a thought aa this had never
occurred to me. I bad imagined myself
a wu woman, anting ny a soiiiary rue
aide; bat there had been no 8q aire Hawtry
p ou piuvi reter men.
It was loag before I could aleep that
night Maav a girl In my position has
felt aa I did, loath to close my ryes on
that happy day. One sleeps heavily for
sorrow as the disciples did Id the moonlit
garden! but Joy seems only to keep our
young nearta restless. I wondered the next
morning when I should be summoned
down-etairs. I knew Mr. Hawtry would
come early and bring Gay's flowers with
him, bat he would not ask for me at once.
Presently a message came np to the
nursery that Hannah was to take the
children iato the public garden. I knew
what this meant Mr. Hawtry had told
ny mistress, I dressed the children as
quickly as possible, thinking that I should
be sent for every minate; hat it was soma
time before I heard anything; then my
mistress eama op to me herself, with
Gay's basket of flowers in her hand. I
saw she waa much moved. Her lovelv
eyes were fall of tears as she came up to me.
"Roger has told me. Merle. Perhaps I
ought not to have been so surprised. It
is not strange, after all, that he should
love yoa; be most have seen for himself
how brave and good yoa were. I like him
all the better for loving von." And than
she kissed me.
She said a great deal more to me, hold
ing my baud. 8he was so glad for n;
sake, so sorry for her own, for she would
mils was an out 01 nar flaiir lira- hnt aha
woold sot apeak of that
"Roger ia waiting for voa fa the little
drawing-room," ahe said at last. "I ought
not to detain yon any longer. To-morrow
we wiu nave a Mog jaik. Bat he wishes
vo mm aim nrsi. uo not Keep him wait
Ing aay loagar. Merle. "
I went down at one, for I knaar ha
eould not wait long, as he bad other busi
ness. It waa strsnge, and yet familiar, to
wem bibs again; oat as soon Tnawea ray
shrness, and we had a nice long talk. He
ss going to dine there that night, bat be
said he should aot see me. The next day
he meant to take me down to Putaay, ta)
spend his last evening with me. aa ha
must ret am to Netaertoa the next man.
but bow I honored him for that manly
expression of opinion! But his very ren
eroaity made demands on me. I knew hit
home was solitary, and that he needed my
companionship. He was too anselflsh tc
press his wishes on me, bat he evidently
saw no reasons for delay.
I yielded with a good grace at Last, when
I found even Aunt Agatha was against
me: but neither she nor Mr. Hawtry
anew wnat it cost me to pan so soon
with my mistress and the children. It al
most broke my heart to see them re with
Mrs Morris had promised to remain
nntil Christmas: but Hannah would be
married before then, and I wondered sad
ly, as I drove with my luggage to the cot
tage, who would replace me at Prince's
In the morning sow thy seed, and In
the evening withhold not thy band."
How those words came to me a month
later, wben one of my old school-fellows.
Helen Transome. wrote to me and beeired
me to use my Influence with my mistreai
aud procure the situation for her.
I knew ber sad circumstances would ap
peal to my mistress' feeling heart Poni
Helen) hers bad been a trying life. Hci
family had suffered grce reverses; from
wealth they had been reduced almost tc
indigence. Her father had died, wurn out
with the bitter straggle, aad her lovei
bad given her op for a richer bride.
Helen had borne her troubles with a
patience that bordered on heroism ; but ii
had broken the springs of youth. She
looked far older than her years warranted,
and much of her beauty had faded; but
ahe waa fair and geo tie-look Ing, with soft
manners, that seemed to win mymiistreaa
Her love of children waa evident: aba had
a quiet influence with them that tfl it-
INTERESTING TO FARMERS.
J Worked into the soil they make it more
' 1.. ..i:.i.t., whiLa a irmul layer on
JUUVB HIU , ' (,
'The raw white of aa egg in almost the surface will affectively keep down
fishbone ; weeds. Theresa be applied at any
become 1 time, but generally the better time
I after a thorough culli ration has been
every instance will dislodge a
or anything else that may
lodged in the thro.iL"
place, MerleJpmy mis
a r -
A faded rag carpet may have its ap
pearance greatly improved by being first
washed clean, riming thoroughly, and
then dyed with Diamond dye. One
package, 10 ceLta, will cover from three
to five yards.
A wj',i la AVoman's Work says in re
gard to boiled eggs: "I'ut thein on in
COd water, and when it has boiled the
eggs will be done, and will be much
more digestible than when put on in
If you have transplanted large trees
of any kind be sure that there are no
holes reaching down to the roots, caused
by the tree blowing about Many will
be lost through carelessness in this re
gard. A mulching of coarse straw
will help retain moisture.
An excellent and quick way to mend
broken plaster and impressions is to
paint the broken surfaces over two or
three times with very thick shellac
varnish, ami' at Jeach application to
burn out the alcohol over a llamc.
When the shelhic is sufficiently soft
press the parts together and holdjin
position till cool It will be as strong
ts it was before it was broken.
There is evidently something wrong,
either in the condition of the animal
or the management of the same, when
horse runs down low in flesh. With
even the hardest work which the busy
season of summer imposes on farm
teams a fair condition of flesh may be
maintained if a proper ration of food
given and necessary care taken.
rhere is no excuse for poor horses at
any time of the year.and the farmer
ho lets his team run down makes a
j;rand mistake in doing so.
Massachusetts has a law which might
be copied throughout the country with
advantage to all who travel from home
ly team. The towns are required to
maintain a guide board at each road
mossing or junction containing in
4 gible characters the names and dis
..nces to near-by principal places and
.Tinting the way. Failure to do
Ci.'s in any case subjects the town to a
. ic of &." a month for each neglect
0 ie might travel by team in that state
.v.eeKS ana never ask a question or
ss the way through misdirection of
g.iorant or mischievous persons.
X. J. 8.
rleaalas Oil Mamla.
The question is asked if coal oil barrels
can be cleaned for meat A friendly
farmer writes to the Mining and Scien
tific Xews"I have used them for fif
teen years with perfect success. Knock
out the head, set fire to a piece of paper
aud nut it in the barrel. The fire will
burn with a loud roar, lloll the barrel
round so it will burn out even, and
when it is burned one-eight of an
inch deep, turn in about a pint of coal
oiLroll around until it is spread all over
the luside.then rue again. Scrape off
most of the charcoal and sash it out
It is not necssary to burn over one-eihth
inch deep. I will faarantee there will
never be the slightest tiste of coal oil
in the meat I have used these barrels
for ham, porkxef lard and honey. Old
nristv or tainted barrels 1 treat in the
same way by using a pint or so of oil.
Nave teated linseed oil barrels the
Good butter may be kept a year
"ell as week if properly packed
oytngdown for w inter user stone jartfjertyof others, whether V take that
few weeks after Helen had 1 liny
Never ml ad. I ahall im'vmi aw
there,' I replied, eseerfollr: for I noita
nadsratcod tha dlAenK id aalna at
"Indeed I hopeao," be returned, with
rrthar a straaga smile, " if tha Bad Fane
ia to be roar borne." .'
Bat, of coarse. I waa anaalHav mt mm
Wt tohUrealaada, bat h aeemed aaff
m wat OTtirstaaja; ha only aaemrsd
DM MtT aarioaual ttwt ha emu aaanaaaa
Oftaw aa neaafiial. Bis manna tannKUd
ansa TO"iJ" oefgea nvs not to dis-'
" "jiw mvmm any 1 mare arraacs-
mmm aua. jaanoa were
ttaatiaualr waa Mthae
asjfoanaat tha Bex day. k.
r ':i ill lata msaasni iaTya
"tlZZL ..boyaathat fmm wOTU
J tmwm fm WU
to ass vary
work; "bnt she la very nieel id a tc
the chtldreo, aad Mrs. MonLaayi Jiau
be able to trust baby to her. I Vo be
lieve tne poor tning looica a little happlai
already. I went in jnst now, aad bean)
ber laughing at something Joyce said.
one naa sucn a snvery, pretty langn.
I knew that my mistresa would
take poor Helen into her heart, and I wat
glad to think she bad found such a kind
refuge. We did not speak muck of Helen
then; I was paying my good-bye visit tc
Prince's Gate, for two days later I was to
Tbey had loaded me with beautiful gift
suitable to my new positiou; but I was not
thinking of them or of my mistress' but
loving speech as I walked across the
bridge. Jt was October again, and the
red and yellow leaves were floating on tht
water: the mellow air and sunshine spoke
w Harvests garnered in wnue tne earth
rested after ner labors.
Mr harvest had come already, and yef
the laborer had worked but a short tlm
in the vineyard, while others would tot
uuui evening. 1 nan clone so utile euc
reaped so mnch. Through the alantim
sunbeams Hooked to the distant homi
where Kogerwss waiting for me, la that
home where, God willing, we should work
together, not leadiug idle lives, but ahar
lag with others a little of our bappfnaaa
and where, out of our full beam, wt
a noma surety give "nraise continually:'
and aa these thoughts came to me, I seem
ed to bear Roger's deep voice ccboio
' THI ksp; - '
com la a Restaarut.
fTonjan alone at a table. Eater two
n. One of tbero in possessioD of a
re accompanied by. that sort of im
rtinence which, strange to say, some
' a palm off, or think they do, as wit
' woman's order to served, soup and
ead. Tba maa described stores at
; woman aad says to his companion:
"Did you ever notice that a woman
always orders soap when she comes in
t a reatanraatn
- The womaa's face ia red clear tbroagn
Am cosmetic. Just then her compsn
Iob. another woman, comes ia. The
man baa fnisbed his first course and
cfdaradpia. . r1:
, Tha womaa Was) bad Moaned. aH
anutinf andet the man's imperii nenoa.
r to ner companion and observes:
"Did too ever notice that when a maa
mwm lata a rastanrant ha alarm n.
d pier '
Aattick obsarvanea of tha eadaof
tlqaaite wooid aot hare required the
woman to sav anythiair. One breach
Of propriety does aot call for aajother
ia retuTB. Xhe womaa ao doubt felt
better. The maa, probably, oarer fall
the atteg Tba polar ia this story ia
that the womaa attend a truism. ea
UrariaMy order pis in a reatoaraot, af
faovsfa war aever eat n at
tillba found better than the modern
firkins used in shipping. . lie sure your
iar Is perfectly sweet, scald and partly
fill with cohl water until ice cold,
Sprinkle salt in the bottom to the depth
. naif an inch, cover with a white clotli
kid pack in your butter, which has been
worked" sufliciently to remove all but
ter milk, but not enough to destroy the
irain. Press in firmly and cover with a
r.'oth bag holding salt enough to
over the butter to a depth of two inches.
rack to within two or three inches of
he top and cover with a salt bag and a
ioard and weight Kept in a cool cellar
rood butter packed in this way will be
oie sweet with a whiff of June about it
iu mid winter. A. L. C. in Nebraska
tut ta tatm A
rsmtrl tant waa tha Jtasa
f :f tsjf &&m Haaly
1 ta ersaeat Ms but
Milk from Kiaaaaed Cows.
"Hew far may a cow be tuberculous
before her milk becomes dangerous as an
article of food V is an important ques
tion, ably presented in a recent bulletin
l the Hatch experiment station. The
inclusions, as shown by the facts de
veloped by the experiments, are: "First
ind emphatically, that the milk from
rows affected from tuberculsis in any
part of tha body may contain the virus
of the disease; second, that the virus is
prssent , whether there is disease of
the udder or not third, that there is no
ground for the assertion that there
must be a lession of the udder before
the milk can contain the infection of
tuberculosis; fourth, on the contrary,
tha bacilli Jof tuberculosis are present
aod active in a very large proportion of
1 in the milk of cows affected with
tuderculosis but with no discoverable
leasion of the udder. And this simply
means that the mUk of a cow suffering
from tuberculosis is a ways diseased aud
dangerous. It is not necessary that the
udder should become diseased, when
the bacilli of tuberculosis are discovsr
ab through the milk. This shows that
the producers of milk who have any re
gard for the health and lives of their
fellows cannot be too careful about the
heart of their cows, that they may be
are that there ia no taint of tuberculo
sis ia Uiem; and it also emphasises the
importance of a thorough inspection
aad auparrision of herd that furnish
mfik to tba public, by comptent health
- - , , ea Aahaa aa aMaleh. - .
barrtsa coal aahaa make one of the beet
TUrnetoftUyaUmatalaUy to retain
BMataMmUiaoil,btUUky also will
ttoka-ydowatbe waeis mn
i vr m -war tu
The Yankee Girl Abroad.
In her aptitude for tho details of
traveling tins American girl often
astonishes the uroean native on his
own heath. One s-iinmer, in Leaming
ton, an American glr! wishing to have
her "luggage" tak-n to the railway
station, and being located so near it
herself that there was no need of taking
a cab, went to the station aud asked to
have a jKirter sent around for it (They
do not have baggage expresses iu Eng
land.) On mentioning this little inci
dent in the presence of an Englishman
and an army ollicer he was surprised to
learn that such a thing could be done,
and said ho should never have thought
of doing it, but would have been quite
helpless iu such an emergency and
obliged to take a "fly" in order to get
his luggage to the station. He had his
doubts as to the sncceM of this bit of
American enterprise and shrewdness,
and when the hour arrived at which the
impromptu expressman was due the
India colonel was on I'm qui vive to
see if the plan really succeeded. I am
happy to say it did, and the English
man watched the "boxes" go off, admir
ing the while the American girl who
knew how to travel. rhiladelphia
Waste in the House.
Servants are forever spending not
tneir own, Dtir mat wiiieii is the pro
property as soap and soda, candles and
coamestiblea, or what not Human be
ings are not given to look upon other
people's property jn the same light as
they look upon their own, says the
National lteview. A professional man
traveling at his own expense travels
cheaply, but at the expense of another
generally the reverse of ' economically.
80 with domestic servants; they spend,
but do not buy; everything is ready to
their hands aud nothing to pay for, and
this of itself is not only apt to beget a
certain indifference for the property of
others, but is also demoralizing in that
it blunts the perceptions regarding
waste. The waste in large households
is always considerable, often terrible;
the land of plenty is not the land of
economy, tut the atmosphere of the
former is that surrounding servants.
There is consequently a growing tend
ency to disregard waste as a s,n ; the
waste does not react upon themselves,
and is consequently imperceptible; it is
constantly going on at their master's
tables and at their own, and their eyes
become blinded to it, not because they
cannot realize that to waste is to sin,
but because they become inured to it
by custom. Another indication of the
effect that surroundings have upon
servants is supplied by the fact of their
being generally imp.otideut They
have but a meager idea of the value of
the things they use or consume, be
cause they never hare ta pay for them,
but when the time comes tnat they have
to provide for themselves, a lamentable
exhibition of their want of experience
is too often the result We know how
often it happens that servants who have
contrived to save a little 1 se their all
on setting up for themltea. Want of
business ability may aveoint for a part
of the want of success which terminated
in their ruin, but their previous training
and the easy conditions of their lives
as servants rendered them unable to
count the cost before setting out
TbeFtrat Coafr.am.a Traaanry
It took atoaey to aairy on tha war.
The tnathera eoaJsdjraey started ta
oppose aba mvading foes with an empty
treasury. fi a "promise to pay" had to
be resorted to.
One of the first things to be dona by
the treasury of the young nation waa to
issue legal tender of some kind.
The making of confederate bonds and
notes was a great trial with tba young
treasury. In the south na engravers
could be found, and nothing like good
bank paper. .
So arrangements were made to print
some bonda in New York. Tha work
was gone about very carefully and
every means used to avoid detection.
Rut the bonds were seized, however.
before they left New York. These
bonds were printed by the American
bank note cempany, and when the
federal authorities found this out
through a tell-tale employe the southern
confederacy had to rely upon its own
resources to get up bonds and iioU.
A n engraver of cards and poaters by
the name of Hoyer. a German by nation
allity, lived in Kichmond, and he was
employed to issue the first notes, which
were eight 100 bills. One of these bills
would bring considerable now as a relic.
A paper whs smuggled through the
lines from New York and given to
Hoyer. He had only old aud inferior
stones for engraving purposes and with
them he made the first confederate
treasury notes. The stones had pre
viously been used to engrave playcards.
Of course they were faulty and full of
errors, and under any other circum
stance would have been thrown away,
but some kind of legal tender had to be
secured at once and the rude notes were
When the secretary read the proofs
he ordered them printed, indorsing on
the margin of the proof the following:
When the money dinners become
familiar with tlifse incoming bills it
will be as diflicult to iass a counterfeit
as if they liad beu engraved on steel
rhap more so."
The German engraver used what was
an old-fashioned press even in that day.
and,the bills were printed by hand, a
very slow and tedious process.
These, rude, uncouth bills found no
buyers, but were accepted in good faith
by loyal southern hearts. They wie
pledges of a brave, fearless people, and
by that people were accepted as such.
Tliey were not worth much upon their
face, but thousands of men died to give
them value, and three times as many
died to make them worthless.
Soon the country was flooded with
confederate bilk. Tha number circa
lated depended on how fast the treaa
ary could Sasabem. Bills of small -deaominatfons
soon went out of style,
and nothing under 9100 left the treas
urer's hand, while 9500 and 91,000 bills
were as numerous as 93 bills are to day.
Of course the price of everything weut
up, and it was a mere bagatelle to pay
&200 for a yard of flannel, or 9300 for a ,
pound of coffee, or 91,000 for a pair of
boots, or 910,000 for a horse.
Worthless as were these "promises to
pay," tliey cost more than any tender
ever Issed by a nation on earth. "
Inconspicuous Telegraph ,. In-
Stone throwing vagrants have caused
such damage to telegraph insulators in
Belgium that tha government ia trying
the plan of using insulators coated with
a grayish-brown enamihardly dia
tinguishable ia color from the poles In
place of the ordinary whits iravulators.
The result Is that tha breakages ara re
duced from H par cent per year to If
per cent. Iron -clad insulators have
been tried previously, but proved too
heavy and expensive.
No Harm Intended.
From an exchange: Cassluj, or
"Cash Cologne," as he ia usually named,
a well known resident of Eauhuier
eouuty, Va, recently paid his first vis
it to New York. He entered a dry
goods store to buy a dress pattern for
his wi fe. Walking up one of the aisles,
he was mora than surprised to hear
some ono in the dim distance loudly
yell out, "Cash!" Naturally astonished
be looked in the direction whence the
voice came, supposing its owner to be a
friend or acquaintance. Still he could
see no one whom be recognized. Won
dering more and more, astonishment
grew to boiling point, when as if by
preconcerted signal, from all parts of :
the room came persistent cries of
"Cashr "Cashr "Caahr This was
it ore than Virginian chivalry eould
bear, and, at that moment a clerk with
a locomotive whistle voice, standing
right back of him capped the climax by
snouting the name In his Tory ear, he
turned around and remarked: "Look
here, young fellow, you folks think
you're having a lot of fun with me, bot
if you use iy name that way again III
break your neck." It tek the proprie
tor and six floor walkers half an hour
to convince him as to the facts of the
case and that no harm was meant.
Out Md Oat.
: Terre Haute Kxpreas: Brigss There
is one thing I admira about you win,
if yoa wtii permit me ta say so, ghat.
When Woman Is Wellreeed.
rue general woman is the woman vou
know and I know, you like and I like,
8be has wit and sense enough to realise
that the most expensive fashiona era
often the key-note to the development of
pretty coats and frocks in leas costly
fabrics, says a writer in the Tatam
Home Journal. If she is wise she vd
study out the colors and staffs that suit
her best She will buy each frock and!
gown with the thought to that which a.
Iready m her wardrobe, and intklt way
gloves and hats In harmony ara what,
after all, make a wv&!resed wam
They need not ahaomtely match, bot aoi
ah other- Tte faaralst-
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