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M . lflTftEi
Portia, sinking further into hi-r dark
enrtier, sickens with apprehension at
these words. Suspicion, that now, alas!
ban bfootne a certainty, is crushing hor.
i'eriiap before this she ha had her
donlits yague doubts, indeed, and
blessed in the fact that they may admit
of contradiction. But now now.
W hat was it Slyme had said? That be
nni:d either "make or unmake him:" that
be "had hiui in his power." I.oea Slyme.
then, know the the truth abmt him?
Was it through fear of the secretary that
Fabian bad acted a bis defender, mp
portimr him against Sir Christopher's
honest judgment? How quickly he had
tried to turn the conrersation ! how he
bad seemed to shrink from deeper in
Teftiaition into Slvme' Impertinence!
All eenis plain to her, and with her sup
posed knowledce comes a pain, too terri
ble almost to be borne in secret.
The door opens and somebody appears
upon, the Oirenbold. Thia somebody has
bad an evident tussle with tbe butler out
side, wbo, perhaps, would fain bave an
aotmced bim, but bavint; conquered the
kinr of the servants' hull, the somebody
advances slowly, until he is midway be
tween the center of the room and the
direct (,-lare of the firelight.
'Il is RoK't!" oi es Dub-e, suddenly, in
so ftlnd a voice, in a voice so full of de
light and intense thankfulness that every
one is struck by it.
Then Roger is In their midst, a very
sunburnt Roger, bnt just at. first his eyes
ure only upon hnlee. and after a little
bit it rteeomes apparent to everybody that
it is litilce alone he sees; am! that she is
hi fact the proud possessor of ajl 'b xijtbl
be own. H baa taken between b'-rh his
he -two little trembling hands she has ex-ttad-:
to bim, and is pressing them
warn, iy. openly, without the siighH-st idea
f concealing tbe happiness he f'':s it;
beini; at her side again.
A iittie bappy smile wrr-albi-s her lip.
s she sees this, and with her white tin
pets s smooth dow n the gray sieee o;
his i- - if be were a priceies- tre.-is
BSC. ; ,ost. but I ' lestoted to j,c '.
raiu. ilare likes 1 ..g looked npn '
ft long iost pri'-eiess : , e:'.sure. in "iin-i- b
doe tsi.t move, ami i.i'v- lr '" ! I
.is though he woui
Lhem, and makes
ne being: bruslii.l
:us like a hum!:' d thousand year
it -ivent awa.v." sais iMilee, wit!,
bappy sii-'b. af'er which everyone
around him. and !
trorne joy into tb
ie is v
fa m. I
f course, all i cry b
specially to Stephen (lower, v, I.
ting gloomily upon space, and ii
with something be calls disg'i
might be more generally termed ihe cotu
siotiesr fonn of jeabnisy. The olhers are
all cr . vi'.ing rouno Roger, and are ndl
lug tc.ti. in different binguac, bu: in one
breath, how welcome be is.
CIlAI"'! KU XIV.
' Jealousy is the keetiest. the most self
hh. the most poignant of all suffering.
"It is." mis Milton, "the injured lover's
iell." This monster, having now seized
mjxjr. Stephen, i holding htm in close etn
bno r, and is swiftly crushing within h.ui
all b pe, and .eace. and joy.
T warcb I'ulce day after day in her
emisin's society, to mark lo-r great eye
grow brighter when be conn's, is now
Siure thi.n he can endure. To iind hjn
aeif sf-onl where be had b en !irt is in
tolerable to n;ni. and a shrinking foiling
th.it warns him he is being wa'. bed and
eon iuented upon by nil the members of
the Blount household, reader b in at
times half mad wi'h rage and wounded
N .t that I!iee aiigltia bint in any way.
or ; eoid to bim, or give him to under
'a: d. even ini!Wl!y, t!mt be won! !
nbnMjr know ber cni.get.ieiit at an end.
She is both kind and gentle much more
so than la -fore but tiny doubt he had
vi". y entertained ah tit her having o real
(lection for bim has now become a cer
tainty. He bad won ber unfairly, lie had
wrought upou her feelings in an evil
boor, when her heart was torn with an
gry doubt and her self-love grievously
hurt; when all her woman's sonl was
atlaoie with the thought that she was ihe
unwelcome property of a man who would
giadiy be rid of her.
Uer parting with Roger, and the un
expected emotion he bad then betrayed,
had opened her eyes in part, and bad
shown her how ahe had flung away the
thing desired, to gain naught. Even
now she hardly knows how well she loves
fter cousin, or how well he loves her, so
openly displayed la her pleasure in bis so
ciety, so glad is tbe smile that welcomes
bim wbenerer he enters tbe room where
she is, or seats himself beside her, which
is very oftno or when he addresses her,
which meant whenever he has anything
M all to y to anybody.
T-day it fine, though froaty, and every-
kxIt. the children Included, is skating
m the bike, which Is to be found nbout
tnlf a mil from the house at the foot of
t "wfad-bMtra hill. Th sun is shin
ng eeldly, M though steadily determined
y iTt ma heat, tad a snJlen wind la com
nil tn from the distant abore. "Stern
winter larw dirge-like aound," and moat
t.' therefore, be happy, at Bortu 1
Mwrtlac hlMrif nobly both on Und and
Dwiee, wW in dreaved In brown relret
,mi tar, la gliding gracefully hither and
taiKW with hwr hand fait locked ia
tw 'm. laSa ia BMctac rather aa
k-Ja af haiaatf. and Portia, wbo
asa ererrthlaa elaa to
al aaaur turn, fct paat
now sitting upon tbe hank will) the de
vote Dicky by her side.
I'uh-e arid It.,ger have passed al! tbe
others, and safely over a rather sl.aky
part of the ice that leave them at tin
very fm iberesr c.,nier of tin- lake, stop
somewhat out of hteath and look at each
other triumphantly. Iiuh-e is looking, if
possible, mie bonny ibim umihI, Hit
blood is aglow and tingling with tbe ex
citement of her exertion; her balr, with
out actually having eome undone, is cer
tainly under less control than it was an
hour a eo. and in glintini: and -h:itiit:i,i
j f rirn unburn to brown, and from brow n to
i . wnnn T,.i(,. i,(.nc.:,,h . utt l-lsse. of
the wintry mil.
'Where is Closer;" asks Roger, at
length, somewhat abruptly.
" es where'" return she. In a tone
sngL'etive it the idea that now for the
first time she has mied him. She says
it quite naturally and without changing
color. The fact is it really is tbe first
time she has thoueht of him to-duy, but
Roger firmly believe she is acting, and
that she is doing it uncommonly well.
"He hasn't Peon at the court s nee yes
terdayhas be'.'" he asks, somewhat im
patiently. "N o. But I dare say be will 'urn up
by and by. Why?" with a quick glance
at him fr im under her heavy lashes. "Io
yon want him?"
"Certainly not. I don't want him." says
Roger, with exceeding emphasis upon the
"Then I doo'f know anybody e'se who
does." finishes Dulce. biting her lips.
"She is regularly piqued because the
fellow hasn't turned ufi a lover's quarrel,
I suppose," says Mr. Pare. savagdy. to
himself, reading wroni-iy that petulant
movement of her lips. "Did you erer once
think of me all the time I was away?" he
asks, presently, in a low tone that dis
tinctly gives her to understand he believes
she didn't. That in fact he wouldin bis
prevent, frame of mind - rather believe she
didn't. His voice is growing absolutely
trasic, and altogether be is i, deplorably
unhappy as any young woman could de
"I wish. says poor fnilce, her voire
quivering, "that you would not speak to
me like this now, or-or that you bad
spoken like it long airo!"
i wish I had, with ail my soul," says
Roger, fervently. "However." with a
iiC'ny sigh, "yon are engaged to him now,
.oil know, so I suppose there is no use in
talking about it."
"If I do know it. why tell me again
'oil! it';'' ;s Iiii'ce, reproachfully, her
' full o i earn. "Just like you to re-
t.i'l nc of of my misfortune!"
It is out. She bus been dying to tell
iiiui for the last half hour of this trouble
hat has been pressing upon ber for
loonths. of this most distasteful engage
net, and now that she has told him.
' o! h frightened. et she would hardly
'"'all her" words, II, r lashes linger on
her ehcci.s, and she looks very tioi- b n
if she would like to cry but for the dis-gnu-e
of the thiiiir.
"our misfortune!" repeats Roger, in
a s;-:,iii.-e tone. "Are jmi not happy,
tl-en? Io you mean to tell ;ne he is not
good to you?"
"He is too good to me; you must not
think that," eiolaima she, earnestly. "It
is only that I don't care about his goodness-
I don't are," desperately, "for any
thing connected with him."
"You ha ye made a keeoud mistake,
"Not a second." in a very
"Then let us say you
oh.Hised your uiindV"
"You liked him once," in
"You luiiJit as well say you did like
me," says Roger, with angry warmth;
"and I know I was actually abhorrent in
"Oh, no, no," says Dulce. for the third
time, in a tone so low now that be can
hardly bear it; yet he does.
"Dub-e! do you know what you are Im
plying?" asks be, In deep agitation. "It
is one of two things now: either that you
never liked Stephen, and always lov
lised inc. or else you are trying to make
a fod of me for tbe swoud time. Vt bicb
"I'm sure, at least, that I never liked
Stephen in that nay," confesses she.
'And do you like me? Puh-e, there was
a time, says Koger. after a pause. " J hen
1 might have dared to kiss away your
ars. but I suppose that time is gone for
'I suppose so," dismally. Tears are
still wetting tbe sweet eyes she turns up
"Dulce! let me understand you," says
Reiger, grnvely. "You are quite sure you
don't care for him?"
"Quite," saya Dulce, without a sec
"Then ask him to give you up release
you from your promise," says Roger,
"I I'd be afraid," replies Miss Blount,
dropping her head.
"Nonsense!" says Roger (of course it
la not he has to do it). "Why should you
feel nervous about a thing like that?
You don't want to marry bim, therefore
say so. Nothing ran be simpler."
"It doesn't sound simple to me," saya
Just at this moment a yonng man,
dressed in gray emerges from tbe group
of alders that line the south edge of the
lake, very near to where Dulce and Roger
He la so situated that he is concealed
from view, though quite near enough to
the cousins to hear what they are saying.
The last two sentences hare fallen on
bis ears; be stands as If spellbound,
and wait eagerly for what may come
"He can't poasibly want to marry yoa
If you don't want to marry him," aaya
Roger, logically, "and yon don't," a little
1 don't, Indeed," My Dulce, with a
ad ilgh and a ahake of ber aabara
At thia the young man la the gray aajt,
I with a bittav awae turn a war, and, re
irao mm aaa get im km mm qi
, the lake utthotit bt-iui; n-i-u by e.ther
I'are or hi couipaiiioij.
Here be declines to tay or converse
with any one. I'.i-i-iut' h l'ortia and the
two nien wlm are Hill attending on her.
he Ihiw slight' and pretends tint to hear
Ii.k's v.. ice, as it ealls to hiui to stop.
"He is like that contemptible idiot ho
went round with tin- 'banner uiib the
strange device.' " Py I'teky Browne,
lo..:-'n after bim; "nothing wdl atop
"What's up with him nun ':" asks Sir
Mark, sipi e.-y. iog his g!;i-s into his eve.
the better to watch S!ej.lii-u'n Injure a
it biirri"d!y dN.-ii, pours.
"I e;. t be has eaten sutne'liin; that
ba disagreed with hiui." snv Iieky,
rheerf ul .
"Weil. i..il,'y, .e l...,ke.l like it," snys
:e; ";! un.re v i ; i-'i.-:i r ape, t it has
"'obaii liii my lot to gu op.u, for
which I av-Uu toy R.-iii'ude, My
(b ar I'.itim. iiii'. -s you in'i l to go in
for riif:it:.:. t i.-s bi-lore v.,,ir lino-, you will
get up fr.iin thai damp gt:is :.nd come
home with tie-."
"Did he- I mean d d you -ever
Dulce, mil you ie , c r.v angry with me
if I asl; u a ipie,: ion V"
"No. Ri,! I .p,. ji e. oi;'t be a dis
agreeable ovo." sl4s Dul'-o, glancing at
him. en nil ,ii-!y.
"That is just as jot! iony look nt it."
says I!,.g. r. "But I si;i,.se I may say
it nfier all. we are like brotb-r and sis
ter, are v not '!"
"Ye es. Oii.ie Pke a brother and sis
ter," says I mice, but s-.r.-o how this
thought semis t-i give li-. pi' asuie.
"Only rte are not. you i.uow," puts in
Roger, rather b,i-ii!y.
"No, of curse -.i e are not," replies she,
with equal lns'e.
"WeH, then, I" ' here -"
But even )rnv tf, l.e ha, got o far,
he hesitate again, lool.s earnest i? at her,
and pulls bis mustache uncertainly, as if
half afraid to srn any further.
It is the afternoon of the ncu day,
and a the un has route out in great
fon e, nd the mildness of the day al
most resembles spring in it- earliest
stages, they are all about the place,
strolling hither and thither, withersoever
p!iir.t,t fancy guides them.
Roger and Dulce. niter lingering for
'''"" tinic In the winter garden looking
; the siio" drops, and such poor f.istcr-b.-ibes
as have t; ,st their millirf face
.ibive the warm earth, that like a cruel
stepmother lis driven them too early
from her brBt, have moved slowly on
ward, until they lind them-civo- beside
a fountain that used to be a favorite
haunt of teelrs Innu ago.
Dulce seats herself upon the stonework
that surrounds it; though the water is too
chilly to be pleasant, she toys lightly with
it with her idle fingers, just tipping it
coquettishly now anil then, with her eyes
bent thoughtfully upon it, as it sways
calmly to and fro beneath tbe touch of
the cold uind that passes over it.
Just now she raises her pj'K aud rises
them inquiringly on Roger.
"(Jo on." she says, quietly; "you were
surely going to ai-k me something. Ate
you afraid of me?"
"A little. I confess."
"You need not be." She is still looking
at htm very earnestly.
"Well, then." says Roger, as though
nerving himself for n struggle "tell me
t!ii. " He leaves where be is standing
and comes closer to ber. "Did-did you
ever kiss (lower?"
"Never never!" atf-wera Dulce, grow
ing ivtite pale.
"I h:ve no right to asl. if, I know that,"
says Koger. '"B.lt" Jepvraeijr "did
he ever kis you?"
"Honor bright ':"
A long silence. MNs Blount's finsers
are quite deep in the water now, and 1
think she does not even feel the cold of
"He has been engaged to you for three
months and more, and never wanted to
kiss yon!" exclaims Roger at last, in a
tone expressive of great amazement aud
"I don't tb:ng I said quite that," re
turns she, coloring faintly.
"Then" eagerly "it was yon prevent
"I don't care nnfb about tbnt sort of
i'ling," says Dulce. with a little shrug.
"Don't you? Then I don't believe you
care a button nbout him," replies he, with
"That is mere surmise on your part.
Different people" vaguely "a re differ
ent. I don't believe If I bud any affec
tion for a person that a mere formal act
like kissing would increase the feeling."
"Oh. wouldn't it, though 7" says Mr.
bin re "there's nil you know about it!
You just try it, that's all. I can't say
that I think much of (lower a a lover,"
be says, after a while, a touch of scorn
In his voice. "To be engsuo-d to you for
three bo'.e month and never once kiss
You .were engaged to me for three
whole years." replies bis eotls'n, quietly
yet with a flash from her deep gray e; es
l bat means much, "and I cannot remem
ber that you ever cared to kiss me at
I don't know what was the matter
with me then," he says, making no at
tempt at a denial, though there certainly
were one or two occasions he might bave
referred to; "I d'm't believe" in a low
tone "I ever knew I wai fond of you
until until I lost you."
"Oh, you roust not talk to me like this!"
entreats she, the teari coming Into her
eyes and trembling on her long lashes.
"I suppose not. But this new-found
knowledge Is bard to npp.rejs; why did I
not discover It sooner?"
"Better late than never," says Dulce,
with a poor attempt at lightness, and a
rather artificial little laugh, meant to
conce.,1 the sorrow that is consuming her,
"I think you ought to feel gladness In the
thought that you know it at last. Knowl
edge is power, isn't It?"
"I can feel only sorrow," says Roger,
very aadly. "And I have no power."
Pulce'a wretched fingers are getting
absolutely benumbed In the cold water,
yet ihe seems to feel nothing.
Roger, however, atooping over her, llfta
her ailly little hand and drlea It very ten
derly, and holds it fast between both his
own; doubtless only with tbe intention of
restoring some heat to It,
It la quite amazing the length of time
It takes to do this.
"Welir She has not looked at hiai
once daring the last Ore minutes.
"If you are unhappy In your present en
gagement and I think yoo are why not
break with OarwerT I anoke to you of
talg jaaaaiiay, and I say the same thing
to-day. nu are cloinjt lioth buu and
yourself an injitntke in letliiiK it a on
"I don't know what to ay to b in."
" I hen et sorjie ou- else in ay it. Fa
bian, or I m-le ( 'hrislopher."
"th. no!" a lii'i e. inth a true e!ie
of deli. -.icy. "If it is to be done at all, I
hal! do it inj eif."
"Then do it. Promise me if yon cet the
opportunity j mi will say soniethin,' to him
"I pr-itnise." av! I'uli-e. vi-,v faint'v,
I Then she wiihdrimH tin- hand from bis,
nd nnhoiit another onl. not even a
hint at what the irainii.c of her freedom
i may mean to either-or ratio r both-of
j them, i hey p !.. iy hack to the canb n,
I wb'-re they met all the otle-rs siitini; in
j a roiip upon a bnt-e eiri-ular rit-tic seat
i beneath a hrain-hn, evergreen; a'.l, tliat
is, exeept l alnan. u !:o of late ha U eom
mote and more solitary in his habits.
(To be continued.
t Imrai tt-ristii-M of One of the Great
li.-irofi William Rothsohil.1, the pres
ent representative of tbe great family
of t'.'ii.kers in Frank furl, is a very er
ceiitrii' n tin. He I n recluse. lie lives
within himself, and does not sif-m to
ei-.joy the society of bis fellow men.
Hi habits are those of an nnehorite.
No monk of the mbHle nges was more
Kcrtipitlotis nbout 111 n-ligioits duties or
more abstention In bis diet. Huron
Willi, mi ol.-erre all the Mosaic Injunc
tion, lie takes fits nvvn cook und cook--
' In j ntntisil wherever be goes, mi.1 ha
his food preparefl n.-co.-illnc to tbe
strictest Jewish regimen. lie will nev
er sit nt tbe sainc tulde with n Chris
tian, nor pnrtuke of fixe fiom which a
Christian has rnton. He I ulwtiys very
courteous, and even deferential in bin
manners, but If he is In the wtnii' room
with n Christian who 1 standing Baron
Rothschild will !! down. If the Chris
tian lt down be rise. In tbe plain
little otiice where he receive those wbo
bave btisi;ios with bint there I only
one chair. The entire furnishings rf
the room would not bring $5 ut fic
tion. He has the same desk and other
furniture that was used by hi father
and gi'.'indfn! I. or. nnd I was Informed
that be has vi fitleti 1th tbe same ijtiH)
pen for more than lnrty rear, lint that
may Im an exaggeration. He ha, how
ever, worn the same bat for nearly a
quarter of a century, nnd If is said that
hi- buys a nr-.v :;.!! of 1 1 .ihe;-, rvrry fifth
This Is not due to parsimony, becanse
Baron Rothschild s resiliences are num
erous and palatial. h has a host of ser
vants, fine horses and carriages, and
bin family fare sumptuously every day.
lli' is very generous, nnd gives to sev
eral men of bis race more money every
year as a charity than he spend for
tils own comfort. His wants are few.
It Is bis pleasure to live simply, nnd be
enjoys bis own society more than that
of o'iier men.
Another of Baron Rothschild's pecrj.
Ihtrities Is to conceal his N-nevolence,
He Is said to give away a great ileal of
money, but If tbe man wbo receive It
ever mention the fact so thai it comes
to the baron's ear, be Is not likely to
get i.ti.v in. ire. Ills r-oiilributii.os to
geti.-ral benevolence nr.- always anony
ni.iti or pass through the baud. of tbe
rn bbl.- Chicago Record.
ISon-Hit n Ililurail.in with Milk.
Many boys and men bave worked
their way through college, but. o far
aa 1h known, Indiana holds the only one
wbo milked bis way through. Martin
A. Qulnn was a ragged farm band
when he made up bl mind to get a col
lege exluoation. a ad set about obtaining
He bogati by trading with bis neigh
bors until be ovt pel a pig, which be
raised and sold to buy a calf. Tbe calf
g;r-w into a cow, which was sulci, and
mo.-f pig-i and calve bought By the
time be was IS Qijliin bud earned ifZiXJ.
With this money he bought six good
Uillcb cow;;, which be shipped to Chi
cago, riding along In the freight train
to care for them. He reached the city
with ills cowb and f 11 In cah. Leaving
hi. cowh at tbe stock yards, he went
straight to the University of Chicago
and mutriciilated. Having done this,
be sought the ntew.vd of the college,
told bis story and laid a proposition be
fore bim. Milk was costing the colli ge
2.5 cents a gallon. Qulnn agreed to fur
nish It at '.'o ceiits.
The deal whs mttde nnd the young
uiidi-rniiMiilt1 ilalr; ii went to seek
a J hii'c ti: li ,,i ! n nl. On- v in
found. anl arrar.jreiiieniH for pasture
made. For four years Qulnn cared for
those cntvs, niilkcl tbnm every morning
at 4 o'clock, strained the milk and car
ried It to the steward. From It he aver
aged J3.C0 a day, and on this he lived
and furnished food and (shelter for tbe
cows. When he graduated this year ho
sold the "cowa for flW, with which he
bought loks to study law at Lafay
ette, Intl. New York World.
Will He tbo Fastest I'.u.'it Afloat.
There 1b now being constnn teil In tbe
Ayer nhtpyardi, Npw York, a boat thnt
will, If the expectations of the deslirm '
are realized, be tbe speMlest vcMet
afloat Cbarlea D. Mealier ! the 'h'
BlBTterof tbe new boat and he also plan
ned tba Ellide, which Is now the fast
eat It having covered a measured mile
Id 1 aalnpte and 85 seconds. It Is ex
pected that tba Viper, as the new vea
Bel will be known, will be able to attain
cloae on to 46 miles an hour, a reeor
which would be most remarkable.
Mra. William Astor has paid $125,000
far tha famous diamonds known aa the
"Indian Twlna." Tbej art cut cuahioo
ahp weigh eight and one-half carata
aaveh, tad art of a pale bloa color, ao
fnl f flra that many perfect atonaa
em loetarlaaa by coraparlaoa. "Tba
Twlaa" wart tba property of Wama
Hcatlnga wbea ba was Governor Oat
oral af ladla.
LKARN to rightly manage your
self before jou attempt to man
age a husband. Never by word
or action say or do I but which may les
sen your husband's r(s)Ms-t for jou.
Ever maintain a geuUe dignity, avoid
ing sarcasm, nagging, jests which re-ll.-ct
upon bis personal appearance or
conduct. Study his disposition and
taste-. aNn your own. and govern your
self accordingly. Be ever ready 10
compromise. Re patieiit. but not cring
ing; keep your proper footing with
your husband; be will respect you the
more, if you as-ert your right:-, with
zentletiesM and tact, it Is not wisdom
to weakly yield to unreasonable
Resjiect his feelings and appro-Hai.-u'.H
attentions. Keep home comfortable
and cheery, properly care for bis cloth
ing, rightly attend to bis meals. Iki no!
waste time by recounting the iclfling
iriuoyances of the day when som-ihltig
of Importance about the household de
maiwhs libs ati.'inloii. Wa':. if possible,
until be is properly fil aiwl rettsl a
bit before you .seek his counsel. lie ac
tuated always by tbe spirit of love, as
we'ti as wifely afTectlou, bearing and
forbea. t.g. in! there Is no fear of fail
ure vviili U.e average man, who Is a
rt'uoona bio being.
Vomie- Ciihinet Lady.
Miss Helen Long, youngest daughter
of the .Secretary of the Navy, who re
cently christened the American built
Japanese warship Kasngl afier the
uniijue orieuial method of liberating a
pigeon as she pronounecvl me Dame,
must be really reckoned among tbe cab
inet ladies, for Mrs. I-oug is so much of
Hi Invalid that she is unable to do her
full share of eiilvrUilnirig. leaving a
ipxxl part of these duties to .e lsn-fie
by ber handsome and talented step
Miss Ixing was llrst Introduce! to
Washington society last spring when
she presided over ber father's home
during the absence of Mrs. Long. She
MISS IIEI.K.V 1.0.X1.
ibowi-d that islie was fond of the social
whirl, for, In spite of the limitations of
hotel life, she managed to give some
very enjoyable receptious in their
apart mi'iiiM at the Portland. She has
many trlemls In the capital, where she
lived and w t u 1 1 : for six years during
h'-r father's Congressional term.
Secretary Long haw - still another
(buils'itcr. older than Miss Helen, but
i s 1 ,.r little time to devote to society.
She is a young wouia'i of unusually
brilliant mind and la nent on putting
her talents to some use. Last year ahe
was graduate! from Smith College,
and hie Ik now studying medicine at
Johns Hopkiux University In Raltl
more. Won't Mind the Doctor,
A prominent physician, who has
what is termed a "fashionable" prac
tice, recently told Home of his troubles
to a friend In a burst of wrath over
a case of a society woman. "When
anaemic Rlrb. sleepless women and
dyspeptic children are brought to me,
I fee Hike golrm out of bivdm-sn." he
b-c!ared.' "I have one patient, a girl of
IS. wbo might aa well go to a fortune
teller for advice for all the benefit she
will ever get from a doctor. I give her
a scolding ami draw up a aet of rule,
for her to live by, prescribing certain
things to eat, certain tlme to sleep,
certain hours for exercise, give ber a
tonic and dlstnlsa ber.
"I o you think that girl Improve 7
Not she. In a fortnight ahe trails Into
my oillce, pallid and melancholy. I
haven't tbe heart to scold ber, but I an
ticipate her answers to my question.
Has she taken tbe tonlcT Ob, yea, ahe
hasn't missed a done. Haa aba eaten
pastry or lobsters or drank Ice water
or Ice cream soda? Well rr onca or
twice. Haa ahe eatrn tbe oatmeal aad
raw beef and drunk tbe hot water and
beef teal Tea. Hue doem't add 'ooce
or twtoa,' hU bar aw?iaoa aaUa at Ad
has she gone to bed early? Cot tj
early and slept after lunch? Well, not
every lay. And y. t the girl of Intelli-geti.-e
and appantit common wn.se
won. b rs why siie ,. .esu't get well. I
am going to try .. e more. If fib
loesu't ols-y me. then I shtill positively
refuse to att.-iid her further."
YVoiiiKM o: (.numerator.
The only woman enumerator In
the world Is Mrs. S.1...I1 A. Ricbart, of
Kiins.-'s City. Kan. The canine census
taker has the fnr-
Jsr'.tV ther (llx'.inction of
Pit?- . tb- fruit of
turned over to the
public library. Her
Iiitbtt are to see
that the owner of
.... 1 .. I .v. 1.
jilts. !'., o n-r. every iog uj me .n
pays tin- proper municipal lax. She
iias apiMiinled by ihe Kansas City,
Kan.. City Council at the Instance of
(in' l ed' t tlion of Clubs, one of tb
sit'ongest women's organization to the-
l-'or a long time the iiestlon of doff
taxes bad been a botheration to tba
city. Some people paid and Homo
didn't, and it was next to Impottslbla
to force the b'llniuents to oltedleuce.
The condition of things was somewhat
bettered when tbe dog taxes, through
an ordinance, were turned over to the
public li.. ,iry. ami the library waa Riv
en charge of the collection. Tiie Feder
ation of Clule. which is at the helm of
the Library Association, was consulted
as t what was tbe best means to rern
ely tbe evil. It was the federation that
stiggcste.1 the Idea of appointing lira.
Rieli.irt to take charge of the dog; tax
es. It was decided fo tall the offrc
Mrs. ffichart was to bold that of "city
dog enumerator," as It sounded better
than "d..g impounder." Since that tlmo
the !ie(Iou of dog; taxes baa beet
sol . oil.
Ltnlie" fifty years ago, when going on
a journey by slage coach, carried their
cash u their under pocket. Thero
were no railway opened In Wales tarn,
and people wbo had not a close carriage
either went In the mail coach or In a
sKl chaise. Farmers' wives aud mar
ket wotui u wore these large tinder
pockets. I remember toy Welsh nurse
had onij wherein. If she took ine out
cowslip picking, or nutting, or black
berry gathering, ahe curried a lxttla
of milk and a lot of biscuits or a parcel
ol sandwiches, often a clean pinafore
as well. Her pocket. on those occasions
w as like a big; bag. 1 was very proud
whiMi she stitched up a wee joeket fqr
me to wear under my frock out of some
stuff like bedtlcklng, similar to that of
which she made ber own big pockets.
Motes and Queries.
Their Hemitifol Hands.
To American women belongs the dis
tinction of having; the smaliift banda
In tbe world. Next come the women of
Austria. Spain, Frame nnd Italy. Rus
sians have long but lieauUfully shaped
bands, while those of Spaniards are
often spoiled by the thickness of the.
fingers, which are apt to round at the
tij. The bands of arlsNsTallc Eng
lishwomen are apt to be well nhaped,
but are somewhat long and frequently
bard. No one, perhaps, takes such good
care of ber bauds as tbe French wom
an of fashion. C.-rman women usually
have large Hat bands, with flat fingera
Except for the christening rot, tha
baby's drf, slips and wrapis-m ara
all made quite plain, but of the fin
French mi I Betook. When lave and fcia
broiderles are used, only those of daln.
tlcst pa-ttern and finest (juallty are la
good tame. Main hems at ttn bottom,
hand finished or bem-ltchi.d, are ln
ple, babyish ami always In good tasta.
In most dm'sses the trimmings aro con
fined to the yoke, neck and sleeves,
with perhaps a baud of trlmmlnai to
mark the n 11 1st -line. Muy bave tba
fullness at the back bold In with a aaoa
of the same tnateirlal atartlng frota
each aide of the fullness In tbe front of
the waist, which makea a ganmept
easy to launck-r and fashion Wom
an's Home Companion.
Modish Wedding Rise.
The fashionable wedding riag hi e.
graved with ornamental cbaalag aa4
enriched with prcctona atooaa, VlmtA
fnl Idea ara allowed full ptar u tba
choke of emblematic stooaa. Tbay a -a
made to apell "Amor" by miaaa af aa)
amethyst, a moonstona, aa apal aaal a
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