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t , CHAPTER XII.
Tew, Willie Maedouald was in love. But
- W little dreamed that other hid begun,
if not te evapect, ta wonder what wu
wrong with him.
i Aa far Lilitit, ber life was almost tbat
of a toad nnder a barrow. She could nut
bring herself to find out what she thought,
ar feared, or felt. At last came a day
when abe waa wound up ta the pitch of
She had slept, badly, and. getting up
early, went into the garden. It was a
fresh, sweet morning, albeit autumnal.
The shrubbery was deepening to red, gold ;
mp.A all shades of brown. i.ilith went )
thoughtfully along the gravel paths, when j
he fctoped short. Willie was leaning j
gainst a tree, shading his eyes with Dial
handle his evea were riveted uiou Mrs.
Irew's window. He started aa' Lilith
came uear. and hi look of gUdncss tied.
"Ob, 1 beg yott
pardon it is you.' be!
' Then he turned, and prepared to walk
by Lilith' aide.
"Yes, it ia I," nil? said sharply; "but l
I did not come to ai.k yon to waik with J
me;" and she turned round brusquely ami
walked away. J
Her nea.t waa full. She bad to confront t
one ef the bitter truths of her you.ig life.
"Fool that 1 have been, she said to
herself, clinching her teeth and turning
her race against herself "fool t:ot to
have seen it all before! He loves her.
That that boy" ahe paused and thought
rancorous iy ef hi youth "that boy dan
t bve my mother! It ta preposterous
horrible, unnatural! It must be stopped
before ahe knows it."
j Then abe eliuched her hot hands and
Blade brave resolutions. He must never
knew she must never know. But the
oaer Willie could be coaxed to go the
hatter. That quarter of an hour spent
bar Lilith ia the wigwam that morning
cruel eue. But, aa she quietly
oat and composedly returned to the
there waa the sense of a victory
gained at jl ling the quick beating of her
i Breakfast aver, Willie strolled into tbe
ball, his hands in his pockets. He felt
- anarttird Tbe plans for the day were
. usually made at breakfast. But Lilith's
peculiar manner tbia morning in tbe gar
ska had given bim a shock.
He went eagerly out upon the terrace.
Xb great white .vases with the heavy
green alee stood out against the sky as
hey crowned the atone balustrades. Theu
aw vent down a grass-grown path be-
, Santa the tall laurels, a path that led lo
stbr-wtgwaat auGcr the poplar trees.
The wigwam a thatched hut, open in
1 ffOat opposite a cutting in the hedge
.which framed a sweet picture of smiling,
'aWtiie woods and fields was furnished
vjritb a hammock, a rustic table, and light
-Br ehaira wooden frames slung with
-anvaav Willie cauie upon this suddenly;
and, as bia eyes sought the dark interior,
he hardly realized that the recumbent
Sgure ia the hammock waa tbat of Mrs.
He stood for a moment, fearing, won
dering, abashed. As his eyes grew accus
Jsaned to the dimness within tbe wigwam
he saw tbe lovely little head perched on a
lsh ion. the perfect profile he had dream
ing of when aalcep. and had watched witli
Bdmiratkn while awake, standing out
Against the background of the dark wood
'ga wall, aa if molded in alabaster. He
'saw thf.t tbe queen of his heart was there,
'Sane, asleep. t.
t He stepped noisily up the step, his nd--fag
boots clattering up the wooden floor
of the wigwam.
j Lillian sprang up in the hammock; her
bitte eyes were dazed with sleep. She
'supported herself by one of her fair hands,
the other went up to rub ber eyes.
I "Oh dear me!' she said drowsi y.
Then sense and memory grew cleat .r.
"I have been asleep. It is you Mr.
Maedouald 1" She gave one surprised look
at Willie, then slipped down and stood
. apposite him. "I lay down to think out
vexed question a regular . problem
which has been bothering me," she said,
with a smile and a, blush; "and, instead
.f thiaking, I fell ssieep. Oil, dear, I
have been dreaming, too! Where is Lil
far" abe added, with sudden alarm.
Where ia the child? I remember now!
I dreamed that she bad fallen off ber
v fcors I saw that chestnut mare of hers
aareeriag about on ber hind legs, pawing
.she air. You are sure she is all righ'Y"
kka wont an. forgetting ber confusion at
bavins been found thus by Willie in her
gavelet about Lilitb. "Where is sbeT
Willie speedily calmed her fears, ex-
e bring tbat Lilith bad gone to the rec
r, accompanied by Mr. Haw son bim
eif. 1 Ufa. Drew sank into a chair with a
tttla aigb of relief. Willie sat himself
4arisVtUr dews upon the rustic table.
"We bar loads of time," be said de
bwaUaadly. "Mrs. Drew," he added firm
ly, "I came here to have a talk with you,
tmi apeak I moat."
Rat gave him one curious, inquiring
bwk, then seated herself, her heart sink
.ta veat a tittle.
YsjaT aba said doubtfully, looking
1 the brigbtneM bad faded from ber
.s at the very idea of bis having "a
with her. Willie's hopes whatever
' -m fnlvht be were diacoDcerted at tbe
i wt MtseC
MLUSth acta as if I ought to go back to
"C -f-, ha began awkwardly, "so I
I m at aak yoa if yoa bad commissioned
UN r me ay conge."
. 1 iTr-1 ' What do yon
'f -Y aalssd Mrs, Drew. Up went ber
-1 wis er senaatien of wounded
y. tkea. aa abe thought. "First, my
said this, now Lilith," the Mood
.' J t hef cberka.
, t what 1 any," aaM WUIie.
' l"fi(M W if I wanted to tell yoa
t ttfStiag fov time I should del-vc"l-taj
eh4-to say so, la
fm mpdtr Mra.
t sftMt stMCk anaoyaace.
f f the flwtj-TMsy
mh a-tJaf ! WU-
..I , t
unreasoning passion fighting with his ef
forts at self-control. "No one liken to
hear truth and to tell it better th;in I
You think I atn wasting niy time, i am
not, so far as I am concerned. Listen!
When I found that my accident would
lead to uiy routine here. I blessed that
accident, just as a few ntiuutc v.gx 1
blessed uy good luck thai Li'ilh'gavc me
an excuse to seek a private interview with
you. Mrs. Drew bait rose.
"Whatever are you talking about';" she
said, although her heart w beating
quickly, for she felt what must ome, if
some chant c did not brine an iiiterrup
tion. "I really don't uudeit-tnud you."
"You will understand me presently."
ansvi ered the young man, rising and
strengthening into the semblance of far
u.autrer manhood by the very force of
strong feehu;;. "First, about this que
tiou of waste of time. I am not bouud to
ft leant, not by the rules of ho
Perhaps you do not know ti nt lae
which will ci.ti'.e to ti e is aa bcau-
h this; but the ri ul-rull is larger.
Then I have private property apart. If 1
did not f'-el that-that iu worldly circum
stances I am v. hat the world calls 'a g-Kxl
match.' I sl oiild not be here now."
He panted. There whs no mistaking
the bundle,' look thst he fixed upon lai
lian I)rew. l'eeling that to construe his
words into a declaration of ioe for l.itith
would be absurd, the once wife, now
widow, thought, "Ail is lost." Her moral
hlrenctb was ebbing fast. She turned
pale, and fixed he? eyes upon him with
dread. Th's man, so young a boy in com
parison v.ith berxelf to be taking the
law into his own hands, to be S'-emimxy
subjugating her will by the power of bts
own! It was terrible!
"Ah," he cried triumphantly, as he read
her recognition of the truth in her face,
"you know!" Then he put aside her out
stretched hands; he took no more notice
of her little cry of fear than if it had
been the chirp f a bird his gun might be
He raised her, almost unresisting, into
bis arms. He told her of his love, his
adoration; how it had sprung up at the
sight of her portrait, had grown and
strengthened during his Jong talks with
Lilith about ber mother her sweet, in
jured mother; how it hud leaped into the
furious passion it now as as smolder
ing fire breaks into flames when fed with
oil at the sight of her actual, living, iu
the Mesh. Love had given Willie Mac
donald patience, earnestness; now it gift
ed him "with tenderness, eloquence, solici
tude, a daring, too, which could not of
fend the most shrinking and fastidious
woman, even did ahe. not already love
As Willie held Lillian Drew's slight
trembling form in his arms, as if he were
some precious creature that would vanish
or melt. if be lost that bold; as he khoted
her hair, her dress, the band that lay
limply against his breast in all bis dar
ing not dreaming to touch her pale lips
ith his she felt as if in a next world,
under different conditions. Struggling
feebly against herself, she said incoher
ently: "I-ave me! Have pity I am weak,
But, saying, "My wife my beautiful,
darling wife!" he merely held her more
cioseiy to him, m he repeated endearing
wortla words of tender, rciectful hope.
For a few minutes Lillian Drew was tbe
prey of impulse. This was ber first taste
of that dangerous draught, earthly joy.
which so often poisons those who dare to
drink of it. Phe was loved and she loved
in return. She struggled vaguely to re
ptdse her young lover. Her age, his age,
'r widowhood, Lilith these thoughts
mine startling her out of her delicious
apathy. Then came the sound of a clear,
ringing vn'4 outside:
"Mother! Where, are you, mother?"
It was Lilitb. Her footsteps were ap
proaching upon the grave! path. Bhe bad
heard that her mother was in tbe wig
wam. She did not know who was thire
ulo. Mrs. Drew sprang :sy from Wil
lie, mechanically smoothing ber hair. He
reassumt d his seat on the table.
"Oh!" Lilith looked disconcerted as she
saw him, be meeting ber eyes with a new,
reckless expression. "I did not know
ybu were here."
Lilitb and a revulsion of feeling bad
arrived simultaneously. Shame, self-re
proach, and passionate love were making
her desperate. Hbe waa, as it might be,
gambling with her life. One chance was
left. Which what should it be?
"Mr. Macdonald has been asking me
whether I did not think be ought to go
back to Ixindon and to bis work," she
said, looking first at her daughter, and
then, almost desperately, at Willie; "and
I told him that I thought he ought to re
turn as soon as possible. I may seem
rude." she added, with a laugh yes. ac
tually with a langh! "but sometimes one
has to be rude in this life to do justice
to others." Then she slid ber arm within
her daughter's, and the two went walking
toward the house a if nothing had hap
pened. Was it cBDrice. was it acting, or was It
true? Willie stood for a moment, feeling
stunned. Could it be possible, he thought,
as he looked at the hammock, tbe table,
the lounging chairs, that s few moments
since Mrs. Drew was lying on bis breast
aa his future wife?
Failine to understand his beloved, be
walked slowly toward tbe bouse; but. be
bad not tbe heart to go Into the drawing
room and talk of nothinjrs over the tea ta
ble. He went to bia room, and walked
about restlessly till It was time to lresa
for dinner. When , tbe man servant
hronaht hb hot water, be also brought
hint a not. After the Interloper was
bolted oat, bis trembling Angers tore the
nv..bm anart. What was tttM :
"Dear Mr. llaedoaald Yoa took me by
sarprtaa this afternoon, and yoa must
1.1 krtars a Manor which waa really
half lain! asm Mir aneonaooasswin.
Thar caa, of coarse, be no question of
ar ralaaoaa. which are those of good
. --- ha not mistake yoar ow
n tmm$ mm aa a t
this, ta their tasting misery. New fan)
must snake ymr oD plans, ssd snf Br
go as it plesses you. You will bad ass
the assjte as before the little effervesceaaa
of tkis afternoon, which no one can re
gret more keenly thru your faithfaj
friend. LI I l-I AN DKKW."
At 6rt Willie wn iu a rage. He tare
the letter to f rnmnents.
"1 will go at once." he said, tearing bis
clothes from their restir-i places and wild
ly beginning to pack. '
But. as is generally A-.' case when peo
ple are in a ftate of ;.leiit excitement,
nothing would go right. As he fluug his
coats upon the U-d, they tumbled off upon
the floor. His portumnteaus refused to
be itulocked- patent keys have an objec
tion to lie rashly dealt with-his shirts
fell limplv asunder when be essayed to
-. .1 :.. Tli. t,de of s
razor Hew out and gsied his finger; I
st:; wliing the blood calmed him.
"Why. should 1 rti'ti oil ail m a nurry
be-'nttsea woman is t upricioiis'r" be asked
himself, hs the secmid dressing t'!l ng-
Then he remembered the lovely expres
sion in ber eyes when they wr raised
to his s she lit.v in his arms. That ex
pression could mean -only one tiling!
"1 shall stay." he said, ar.d he soberly
returned his belongings to their drawers
and i cj;!t.
When tbe dinner bell rang Mrs. Drew,
nervously fluttering abouv the draw in?
room, taw Willie come in. tranquil, se
iii:tc, firm. He siiid a few words to Mud
am Ware, then cme across to her.
"I received your note." he said, with an
sir if pocsioihhip. "Von wrc quite
right. I dure say. from your sint of view;
but you must excuse u;e if I tell you thnt
it uimlc me laui-'h. and bus had no effect
upon me hatever."
Then be cnsn-d over to Madam Ware,
and. ..Martini? her with tr.re than usual
devoted hiui'i-If to l.cr for the rest
of the evening, v
Mrs. Drew was
at heart, and
Lilitb looked darkly a,
The moment comes in tbe lives of snest
men who possess any energy when they
desire somewhat with the whole power of
their bein. and. desiring, turn all their
efforts to obtain, be it fortune, fame, su
premacy or a wife.
Willie .Vacdotiald was in the garden
early next morning when Mrs. Drew en
tered it as u unl. He came out from un
der the chestnut tree where the two gar
deti chain were placed, and, taking ber
garden basket and scissors from ber, said:
She gave an embarrassed latigb, as if
he were lu jest, treating her as if she were
some little schoolgirl; but she sat dswu,
"Give me those gloves!" he said.
"Certainly not!" she answered.
Hut he Kimply seised her left hand and
drew off the thick glove she wore when
gardening, kissed it, and laid it in tbe
empty basket at her feet.
"That one will do," he said, holding
her struggling baud. "It is of no m-e
struggling, he went on, tightening ms
grasp, and fixing his eyes upon ber. "You
uuir wriggle and writhe and fret, and
put yourself and myself to a great deal
of useless trouble; it will be no good; I
mean to have you. 1 love you you love
I did not soy so." interrupted Mrs.
Drew, flushing. "I was going to speak
to you seriously about yesterday. At
the moment 1 was too surprised, too too
shocked," she said, trying to be dignihed.
You were very, very uugentlemanly :
"I mean to be still more so," announced
Wiilie coolly. He had neused ner ring
finger, and was drawing off her wedding
ring and tbe guard her faithless husband
had given her shortly after their engage
ment. "Do you see thisV putting both
riutrs into his waistcoat pocket. "You
have said good-by to tbat farcical emblem
of a broken tie. Ton will not see those
rings Bgaiu in a hurry. You will wear
this" drawing a ring with a single dia
mond whith bad belonged to his dead
father from his finger, and placing It on
mrs "till I can place anotner one mere.
"I cannot! You must not talk thus,"
said Mrs. Drew, half yielding, half amaz
ed at this taking of herself by storm. "You
had no right-yesterday to cull me by
that name! I am I, mean. I nave been
No; that I deny, replied W illie firm
ly. "Tbat miserable umou was a netion.
What do I say? It was more; it was an
.1. . t. ..i:
outrage an outrage upon me uoncm.
most beautiful tie in uuture. lou nave
yet to learn what that is: but you shall
learn. I have sworn to myseu mar your
life shall be full of joys shared witn me;
full of kindness, help to others, shared,
DT me at least, all tbe toiling, diflicult
part and that no grief shall enter your
beautiful heart till it has spent its fury
in mine first.
"Y'ou are too hard upon me," said Lil
lian. It was as if her power of resistance
hsd gone from her with her "poor rings,"
as she bad sadly called them to herself
sometime. "You forget 1 am so mm n
oldpryear older than yoa are. Then
what would people say It wouia iesa
to a family quarrel. Fancy my fatberl
cannot think of it; It is absolutely hu-
P-(wihl?!" . ,
Willie smiued to Dtmseii an eioietj lit
tle smile. He bad scarcely exeeieo ca
pitulation so soon, l or be knew tnat,
Iikh m woman tvee'ms to argue with a
man about the possibility or impossibility
of their being husband and wife, she has
Here the breakfast bell rang and recall
ed Xillian Drew to the sense of the fit
ness of things.
"Give me my rings. Don't let us talk
nonsense. Here is yours," she said, hold
ing out Willie's ring, with a pleading
look. "Come there's a dear boy!" she
added, speaking as she had spoken half
In jest when he was a wesk luvalld and
almost childishly obstinate. "Do not
make me look ridiculous."
"If it were only a matter of seeming
ridiculous, I should have sn easy task be
fore me in carrying you off in triumph,"
answered Willie, rising, and taking some
steps toward the house, bat taking no
notice of her outstretched band holding
Lilith, pale, aerious, with large, dark
circles round her tired eyes, read ber fate
In those two faces faces that were both
so dear to ber apart, but tbe aight of
which together thus was almost Insup
portable. But Madam Ware prattled to
Willie, and the squire, who was going to
a sale of yesrlings at a stud farm soma
miles away, hurried through hla break
fast, both of them utterly unsuspicious
of tbe startling diadooara tbat awaited
(To ba eearlnaad.)
Tna keener tbe critic Ik
COUNTRY WOMAN'S LIFE.
F we want ibe lives of our girls
and women mi the farms to;
mean more, their lives must,!
Irst ef all, be made eaalf-r;" writes Kd-
ward Bok. of "The Girl Wiio Keels Is- J
lited," in the I-adies' Horne Journ:il. j
"There Is too much mcnin? w ork lieing l
dose aa sur farms by wires and daugh
ters whirh aught to lie done by hired
help. If the women on our farms could
form anmiig th:-mselves 'leisure guilds." '
ami devise ways and menus i have i
some of their work done for tliein. and ,
not do ft all themselves, the initial step j
would lie taken toward tbe eiuaneipa-;
tloa and a freedom from isolation of j
thousands ef women. Hee. for exam-1
pie, what caa In- done in u town for the
improvement of everyi'tidy In it. and
start. If you will, with a public library, j
There Is a public gallery of prints of!
tbe best paintings: u( good phoioernphs j
a gailery made as the nucleus for uu
amateur photograph dull, with sunt
mer jansis and an exbili:ioii In the
wiater. There ! a sHei-iioH to be
made for saVl- a gallery tf speclmeits
of all the rocks, and plan is. and (low
ers, aad insects of tbe place the finest
material far pleasant winter evening
studies aad classes in natural history.
There is tbe rgauizatiori'of a band for
music in the summer evenings on tbe
greeu, with refreshments served by
girls la raise money for some other ob
ject; a concert or lecture in the fall,
perhaps. There are reading classes and
dramatic dubs to be formed for the
winter. There Is a woman's dub for
the study of current events and Inioks;
a farmer's elub for tbe men for the dis
cussion ef agricultural science and
economics; a sewing club for the girls;
a manual-training club for the boys; a
debating society for tbe boys; a branch
of tbe Chautauqua circle; a King's
Daughters' circl-" for some specific
neighborhood need or purpose; an art
cxblbition of tbe pictures from the
magazines; a singing school for a con
cert during tbe winter; a nelgbliorbood
guild for girls; a guild for men and
women for tbe betterment of good
roods and the planting of hedges by the
side of them; a dinner club for young
men, where each member gives one
dinner to tbe club during the season at
The w'elt-Iireraed Woman.
Mary Katharine Howard gives aeri
ous consideration to tbe art of looking
one's best In aa article, showing what
la good taste lo dressing, in tbe Wom
an's Home Companion.
"The well-dressed woman Is not only
well gowned, but all the small details
of her toilet are given consideration.
Her hair, akin and nails show evldenoea
of care and painstaking, and ber cloth
ing has not only been well made but is
well kept. Always try to look your;
beau and that the game Is well worth
the candle wUl show In tbe Influence;
upon your borne, husband and children.
The well -dressed woman Is not tbe one
who dreaaea tbe most extravagantly.
ar employa tbe moat fashionable dress
maker; nor la she the one who affects
all ultra styles and fada Id dress; but It
la she who is always consistently dress
ed wltb regard to time., place, ocea
aloD. age aad tbe site of ber husband's
or father's Income. We all owe a duty
to our families, ourselves and society
at large to make tbe best of ourselves
In every way. and ta be always well
dressed Is one of the wuys of doing 11"
Tight Waist As; In.
French dressmakers hsva decreed
that the ho u frame and rather careless
looking blouse should be converted Into
a tight-fitting, long-walsted corsage,
which Is made without darts, It Is true,
but is molded carefully to tbe figure,
tbe gathers In front bolng.nesU and
shapely, Instead of hanging In tbe
pouch-shaped bag aa formerly.
They say this desirable reformation
has been brought about by a celebrated
corset maker In Paris, who Incases the
most fashionable society women and
actresses in tbat capital, and who
waxed so eloquent on the subject that
be gained ber end. aud persuaded her
clientele tbat the tight fitting bodice
should regain lu prestige in the near
Ncmcsl of III-AdrtMd Marriage.
Disastrous enough ! the Nemesis
which follows on a boy's Imprudent
marriage wltb one who is. perhaps, so
far bis social Inferior as to be Inadmis
sible to bia natural associates one
whose paat renders ber unpresentable
to bit mother and sisters one. bis as
tute senior, who palmed off ber faded
charms on bim as fresh and lovely
products of fitting age, and only
when securely married revealed beraelf
In ber distasteful truth one wbo
schemed and angled, and balled ber
book with all tbe skill tanght by long
experience, but a yet unsuccessful lo
tta object tbe landing of tbe big gudg
eon. Ha, tbe foolish boy wbo tblnka be
knows batter than hla elders, and
whose science of life goes far beyond
tbe wisdom of the ages, rlaea lo that
well-balled hook, and Nemeala pulla
him to the bank, gaffs, landt and cooki
him for the remainder of bli poor, naa
leaal regretful life! fk with the girl
who listens to ber heart -heaven aava
'taw markr-aad marries her plausible
let ber calm JoagJag saether
say what she will. There Is a Nemesis
in store for ber, too, as for us all; and
notwithstanding those feet of wool she
will creep up to tbe poor, foolish sinner
before tbe tnoois are laid on the tired
eye, which theu will weep no mora.
Te " ot Tot Familiar.
We American are In too much af a
hurry ta Ik1 of much use ta each other's
Itenrta. It is the educational fad of our
day to aevelcp the Individuality f
every child to a tiresome degree until
Irs individuality lieevmes a general Ian
pertinent nuisance. A reasonable
amount of ald-f.ishloned "what Taddy
gave the drum" would create better
mi s. Mothers join classes for '.nstruc
tloa in the developing method, aud
meantime lose sight of the power they
are lfwlug over their sons by sllowing
them excessive freedom of speech sad
a ln:i fellew-weli-inct fam liarity which
throws the parent off of her pedeatal.
A mother belong" on a perte:! ef ptitl
ty. reneralisti and superiority. If
nias la is consider her advice or sug
R.tititma worth anything to bin he
must be Intimate and confidential wi;h
his mother, but not too familiar with
her. Francs Lvatis, in I.sdios' fcUia
The Woman Man I.oves.
No num wishes to have as the pre
siding gesiti of his household a woman
with wbobs self is the supreme ruler
ef life and actions. He wants ta come
home t the loving ministrations of a
pair of unselfish bands that will have
his slippers warmed aud a cozy chair
walling Ia readiness for blra. wlilla ber
ear are ever ready to listen to the con
fldence of tbe day. and ber 111 though
sealed as ta her own domestic worries,
will utter loving, sympathizing woid.
to smooth awsy all the jarring elements
Puch Vs what every man expects to
find In "the one woman," and the girl
who would Bt herself for tbe position
of wife and mother must escape from
the hurry and excitement of the ago
and by Uiklng things quiotly seuauw
and sabjugate self.
A Uoiiwhold Kisaroce.
TWh Is no justification for the feaat
and famine principle or tbe "blue Mon
day" idea in the home. They art ever
an arraignment against tbe lateillgence
and wotnattJiueaa of the mistress, moth
er sod bomruiakcT. It la tbe boast ot
some wives that tbelr husbands aacept
uoovropiaialttgly whatever la put be
fore them. I lu quality what It may.
Aba. that any woman should mate a
boast so self accusing! And, alas, that
any good but mistaken man should be
come a party lo aelliah neglectful Bean
and indolouce by his compla'juuica!
Wouan'a Uoaia Companion.
Cre of the J yrtsshew.
The sBc'ienta made an art of aba aiil
tlvatlon of the eyelashes. It waa recog
nized lliat. be4dvs adding to the ex
pression of ibe eyes, tbe Ukshea pre
served them from the dust, cold, wind
and too glaring light, all of which tend
to Irritate aad often lofkune tbe eye. It
Is therefore not a vanity to endeavor to
obtain them and then preserve .tUetn
from falling out.
A llttie pure vam-llne applied a tbe
eye laahes every night will aid their
growth and strengthen them.
Taller and More lllnrtiomf.
American girl, according to Dean
smith, of Bernard College, are growing
taller with startling rapidity. Brya
Mawr has kept statistic for twenty
yearn, and the figures Indicate an In
crease In tbe height of students of two
or three Inches. The average height of
the girl of 'ST was 5 feet 3 Inches, and
of '88, 5 feet 4 Inches. It Is now 5 feet
6 Inches. Tbe students of Ysssar are
reported to be taller than in any previ
Mrs. Letapd Norton, of Chicago, own
tbe only cat ranch In the United States.
Mrs. Martha Taylor, of Dinah's Cor
ners, Del., took ber first railroad ride
last week and saw her first trolley car.
Mrs. Thomas Bears, of Bennington,
Vt., hns received a check for fl),000,
her share In ber grandfather's estate In
Miss Zephyr Adler, who la regarded
as one of the most beautiful women In
Nashville, Tcnn., has joined the Sal ra
Mrs. Annie Kline Hickert, once a fa
mous Confederate spy, Is now president
of tbe Stockton and Tuolumna County
Uallroad, a sixty-mile track In Califor
nia. Mrs. E. A. Bennett of La more, N. D.,
has an Angora cat farm, and saya he
cannot raise enough cats to supply tbe
demand, wblcb la principally from the
The Empress Eugenie Is still at
Karnsborougb, and tbougb In fairly
good health rarely walks at all except
In ber garden and with the aid of a
Miss E. Bonetnl, wbe has received tbe
M. D. degree from tbe University of
Genoa, Is said to be tbe Brat wocaaa to
secure a degree from say Italiaa oaS-
Miss Jennie Hood, wbo has made a
gift of ber country place to tbe Univer
sity of California, I worth 17,000,000
and la the richest unmarried woman In
Miss Laura Lykeaa, a half-blood
Shawnee graduate of the Carlisle la
diaa school, and a lawyer In OaJaboaaa,
Is the only Indian woaaa lawfor la
the eon n try.
When PP Hek.
Whea papa's sick, my goodness sakesl
Huch awful, awful time it makes,
He speaks in oh! such lonesome tones.
And gives such ghas'ly klud of groans,
And rolls his eyn and holds his bead.
And makes ma help him up to bed;
While Hi and Lridget run to heat
Hot water baits to wsnn his feet.
And I must get the doctor quick
We hare ts jump when papa's sick.
When papa's sick ms has to stand
K'bt side the bed and hold bis hand.
While His she has to fan an' fsn.
For he say be's "s dyin' man,"
And i snts the children round Mm to
Be there when "sufferin' pa gets throngh"
He says he wants to say good-by
And kin us all and then he'll die;
Then mans and saj his "breatbla'S
It's awful ftd when papa's sick.
When papa's sick he flits that way
l atil he hears the do, tor any.
"Y ou've only got a cold, you know,
Y'tm'll be all right'n a day or so,"
Aad then-well, say! y.u ought to see,
IJe different as be can lie,
And growls snd ea:s f:om noon to night
Just 'cause bis dinner ain't cooked right,
A;;d all he does is fuss snd kick
V, e're all us-d uji when papa's sick.
-L. A. W. Buil.-tin.
A Barrel Ottnm.ia,
T make a barrel ottoman saw the
bnrrel In half, after which bind wltb a
hoop, milling to each stave, and clinch-
Ing the nulls. Be sure the bead is fi m.
Then to cushion use curled Ualr, or es
celsior and over this tacit unbleached
mtulin. Over the tutu-Hn place- cre
tonne or whatever the covt r is to be,
snd tack around the edxc. Get bub
tons with metal shanks and wltb them
tuft tbe seat by boring bole th ough
tbe head 'and passing a strong string
through the bead and stuffing and tyi ig
It In a tight knot over a nu:l to draw
tbe burton down Into the cushion. Of
the same material muke a flounce fir
tbe sides, gathering it on a stout cord
and tacking it fust. The ilc.unee should
be full enough to bang gracefully and
where tacked the edge (tut be fluinhed
by gimp ornamented with largo beaded
I have found it a great mistake to
make a prautlce of borrowing what we
ne from neighbors. I have also been
troubled a good deui by neighbors com
ing to borrow. One of my nelgh'Ktrt
baa oae thing or the ether over there
nearly all the time, while I neve bor
rowed but one thing from bim la the
last few years. But when be comes to
borrow, of course, I give wltb a willing
heart, for were 1 to refuse bltn be
would recerd me as an enemy, and I
would ratber give bim wbat be wante
than be hie enemy. I would rather buy
oa time tliaa borrow and be disliked by
the neighbora, Wltb thing of our own
we can go ahead with our work with
out waiting for nelgblKir to get
through. A man Is welcome to borrow
from me if he will bring the article
home when I want It, But tbey often
forget this, and wVar them out faster
than I would myself. M. W. Yoder, lo
Few things are more Insufferable to
their possessor or to tbe public at large
tb.tn feet wltb aa odor. It Is worth
knowing, however, tbat thla trouble
may be corrected. The remedy, aa
given by one wbo has had occasion to
try It, Is as follows: Dissolve one-half
cup powdered borax It a gallon of hot
water, and soak the feet In thla from
five to twenty-five minutes. Then add
one teacupful of vinegar. Scrub the
feet thoroughly, using strong soap
suds. Rinse In tepid water, then In
cold, and dry thoroughly, rubbing with
a heavy towel.
Corned I'.eef Hash.
Chop a pint cupful of lean, cold
corned beef; cut up the same quantity
ot cold lulled potatoes, wltb one small
onion. I'ut a large tablespoonful of
butter In a frying pan and stand over
tbe Ore to melt. Sift In two tsjblespoon
fuls of flour and tlx until brown; add
tbe potatoes and onion, let cook for five
minutes, turn In tbe meat When well
heated pour over a pint and a half of
water, season wHb pepper snd salt and
str until well mixed. Take up In a
heated dish and serve.
A f puna t'ake.
Take Ave eggs, tbe weight of four In
sugar and the weight of three In flour;
put tbe eggs and sugax In a baeln, and
beat them wtta two forks for a quar
ter of aa hour; then take out the
forks, and take a spoon and gently
sift In tbe flour, stirring very gently,
flare a small cske tin buttered Inttldet
then pour It In. It takes about halt
Oa cup of sour milk, one cup dark
rich molasses, one-half cup butter, one
half cup sugar, on egg, on table
spoonful ginger, two cups broad flour.
Warm ta butter, molasses and glager
togetser, add ta milk, flour aad egg
aad a pines f salt, and last the soda
alivd la a Ubleopoonfmi of wars
watts, aak la shallow
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