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A FATAL WEDDING. f
CHAPTEB YIL (Continued.)
Te library at the castle opened on to
the (rand hall. Until tire o'clock, when
afternoon tea was served in the fnut
hall oo the return of the sportsmen, Miss
Hatton was free. She drew a great high
heeked chair up to the hearth and sat
crossing her little feet on the fur
and looking dreamily into the glow-
Perhaps it was because Lord Keith'a
aaweence harmonized so perfectly with her
thoaghts that she gave no start of surprise
when, ten minute later, be came up to
the tall mantelpiece, and gazed down at
her with a very tender look as his blue
area met ber dreamy glance.
Toa came homo early," she remarked,
noticing that he had changed his shoot
aa: garb, and wore a loose brown velvet
which was both picturesque ana ue-
"Yes," he answered, in rather a low
"I left the others. I hoped to see
8 be began to tremble slightly; and her
heart throbbed heavily; but she preserv
ed her outward calm. Lord Keith saw
that she put aside the hand screen she had
beea holding, and that the little jeweled
Sogers were unsteady.
-"I do not wish to distress you," be
went on, with a tender intonation, his
handsome face very earnest, as he leaned
forward in the firelight. "But 1 have
aeea rery patient, Barbara. It is three
long weeks since the earl gave me per
mission to speak to you on a subject very
ear my heart; but you have put me off;
ym would not let me ten you "
me ever since i arm
By Lottie B rati am.
"I came to ask of you a great favor."
"Yes?" said Barbara, looking at her
visitor with a kindly smile.
"My name is Alice Courtenay," contin
ued her visitor. "I I am aetiug at Stour
ton. at the Theater ltoyal."
Strive as she might, Barbara could not
help the change which cum into her voice
as she remarked:
"At the Theater Royal? Is that the
principal theater at Stourton?"
"Yes," Miss Courtenay answered, quick
lyshe was looking at Barbara now, and
seemed more at her ease "the large. It
is a fine building."
"So I have heard," said Mia Hatton,
"Only heard?" the young actreHa ex
claimed, in a disappointed tone. "Have
you not been to the themer then?"
"No. We have been at Elsdale only a
short time," Barbara answered. "Pray
tell me what is it you wish me to do?"
Miss Courtenay's wandering gray eyes
rested for a moment ou Barbara's face.
"My mother waa an actress," she said
slowly; "but she cannot act now; she is
an invalid and deiiendent upon me, and"
She paused, still looking at Miss Hat
ton, who was very pale, and whose hand,
as she replaced her cup on the gj psy ta
ble near her, was a trine unsteady.
"You want me to help you?" Barbara
finished for her. "I shail be glad to do
so. I "
"No; I do not ask you for money," the
actress put in quickly. "We are poor, of
course; but we are not In need. What I
want you to give me is your patronage.
1 am to have a benefit on Thursday next
do you know what a benefit u. Miss Hat
"Yes, certainly," Barbara replied, un-
"Then you know, too, perhaps, how im
porta ut it is for me to have a good house,'
Miss Courtenay continued rapidly. "If
you would prevail upon Lord Elsdale to
extend bis patronage to me
"And take tickets? Certainly. He will
do so, I ."
"Not only take tickets," the actress said
quickly, "but allow me to announce that
the performance is under his patronage
and that you will be present. 1'eople will
von have been to
yon. But my patience is exuauaiea gl to see you, Miss Hatton," she added.
hurriedly, "if they go for nothiug else."
"I can hardly credit that," Barbara
said, smiling; "but, if you will excuse me
for a moment, I will ask the earl if be
ale now, and her lips were quivering, j will allow me to accede to your request
w, Barbara. I have borne the suspense
aa long as I can bear it, and I have come
as yon for your answer, dear."
Barbara hesitated; she had grown very
Lord Keith waited in silence, but confi
Neatly. He knew all he had to offer, he
rtt that many a man in his position
would have hesitated before offering Bar
bara Hatton what he offered her. He
himself, in his family pride, had hesitated
a little at first; but he loved her, and she
. wra wry beautiful.
Yon know?" the girl said faintly, after
t-aaore than one effort to speak; and her
- ayes, half wistful, half proud, were ra-sed
at his. "And you yon do not mind?"
"I know," be answered, gently; and
from his tone tbe girl felt assured that
' he didjniud. "I know, Barbara; but I
.Wve yon, and you will be my wife?"
v "3'au are generous," she responded;
"and I "
f gpnerons, too, my darling," he
atruik "in, leaving hi chair and coming
aver to her side. "Give me tbe little hand
J wairt. Is it mine, Barbara?" he added
botfly, as she put her trembling fingers
"Into bis. "Is it mine, dear?"
lf you care to have it." Barbara whis-
aered tremulously, feeling as if heaven
' had opened before her dim and dazzled
eyee,: Jd Lord Keith stooped and kissed
vtke Tittle hand which rested in his, then
' released it.
.As they stood thus a servant came
across tbe hall and announced that a lady
We have a large house party just now.
and I do not know whether it will be
pleasant to our guests. I will Jo my best."
Barbara promised, as she turned and left
the room; while Miss Courtenay, who bad
risen, went back slowly to her chair and
sank down iuio it again.
"It U impossible," she murmured, push
ing ber veil further back off her pale face;
"he must be mistaken. She looks like
a queen; and yet" she slipped her hand
into the bosom of her dress and took out
a letter she bad secreted there. It waa the
letter which Barbara had received, and
which, having caught in the lace of her
dress, bad fallen unheeded by her to the
floor. Miss Courteuny, unseen by Bar
ters, had picked it up and hidden it. "It
is his handwriting and addressed to her,"
she added, as she examined it.
She piaced the envelope back in its hid
ing place, and, rising, began to move rest
lessly about the room, looking with en
vious eyes on the comfort and luxury
about her, contrasting her own shabby
rorm, reflected in one of the mirrors,
with Burbara's radiant loveliness and ex
quisite attire, and returning hastily to her
seat, a hen the soft rustie of Barbara's
j skirts sounded on the polished oak with
S.ie came in smiling. "The earl Is quite
asking for ber begged to nee her, willing to let you use his name, if it he ,.t
Hadeed. having wa ked from Stourton for any advantage to yon to do so," sbe said,
the purpose. She gave her name as Miss graciously. "And. although be will not
Cooneiuiy. he present himself, 1 will come, Miss Cnur-
"I will go to her," the girl said; then,' tenay; and several of our guests have
aa the servant went away, she turned to also promised. Mr. Sinclair wili see the
Lord Keith with a charming affectation ; manager to-morrow and procure places."
f humility. "May I go?" she aski-d, de- j "And you will real;y come?'' the actress
-I suppose I must let yon," he answer
ad, -wiri a long sigh. "Dismiss her an
as you can, aarnng, ana come ones
me. I am jealous of every moment of
time which is given to any one else."
She smiled as she passed him and went
at the morning room, heedless that die
aa vet ope and inclosure which the earl bad
riven her, which had fallen from her
hand, hod been caught by some of the
cascades of lace on her gown and di
till clinging to their frail support when
he crossed the ball and entered the morn
"Toil wished to see me?"
Barbara's low, languid voice hud in it
a touch of haughtiness as she spoke, and
her risitor, who had been bending over a
aaotgraph on a table, by which she
atood, turned quickly with a start of
alarm. She was a slender, fair-haired girl
af two or three and twenty, dressed in
Mack; her face waa small and thin, light
aa ay two gray eyes set rather widely
part. She bad a small, nervous mouth,
aaa Barbara thought that ber gray eyes
ve her a strange, startled look. She
air forward timidly, looking at Bar
fcara with surprised admiration as she
stately and beautiful In her tawny
Miss Hattoa r she said, in a low,
"Yea, I am Miss Hatton! Yon wished
aa at me, did you not r
"If you please."
There waa something so strange and
aeprewd ' and nervous in her manner,
that Barbara, looking at the small, shab-
ay dressed black figure which contrasted
m forcibly with the costly if simple fur
of the room In which they stood,
aoasethinc like compassion. Her
aer softened slightly when next she
"Will ye sot ait down?" she said, gra-
iou must be rery tired If yon
from Stourton. I think tbe ser-
Tea, I walked," the girl answered in
law voice, her eyes f lancing at every
C3af save Barbara's face, which they
a"sl U avoid. "It is long way."
aaaaaadoa hi Barbara's face deep
fJ - Cat eat dowa tad Motleaed her
h aaalr soar tat an.
vi I deeathUg fct yr Barbara
"Yes, I will come. I will not fall What
play do you act?"
" 'The Lady of Lyons.' "
"I am very glad. It is a favorite play of
mine," Miss Hatton remarked. "I have
ordered a carriage to take you home," she
aoueu, Kina;y. "And perhaps you would
like a few flowers to take to your mother."
In almost absolute silence .Miss Cour
tenay followed ber into the conservatrit-s,
while Burl, with many kindly ques
tions uboiM the invalid mother who had
no exifclence save in the actress' Iniagiufl
tion put together a great bunch of sweet
flowers and gave them to her with her
prettiest smile; and perhaps it was be
cause the liowers filled both ber hands
that the actress feigned not to see Bar
bara's outstretched Land when she bade
ber farewell and left her to the care of
the servants, who led ber out to the wail
ing brougham which Mis Hatton had or
dered to take her back to Stourton.
Jtirougb the chill autumnal evening
Miss nation s visitor wag driven rapidly
toward the large and busy town if Stour
ton, where the tamps were all light!.', and
the cathedral chimes were sounding. At
the lutskirts she dismissed the carriage
sue need trouble them no further, beiug at
borne, she told the servants, and, when
they had driven away, she hurried on foot
to a small, mean-looking bouse In the
heart of the town
Just aa Alice Conrtensy stopped' at the
door, it was opened from within, and a
man, coming out hurriedly, met her face
t- face and uttered an exclamation of
plrasure, at which the girl's face bright
"Well," be asked, eagerly, "hare you
The tarnslent gleam of pleasure died out
of the girl s pale face,
"Yes," she answered drearily, taking a
sheet of paper from the folds of her gown,
while a sob rose ia ber throat. "I have
The evening st the castle paused much
as other evenings had. There were cards
In the card room for those who cared for
them; there waa music In die drawing
room, and careless chatter.
Lord KertVe tweet tenor voice rose.
singing Olivette's ballad with such expres
sion that Lady Rose Da r ley whispered to
nun. snuiiui, mat Its eenr.weat evidently
"If would have been ch.inoing if Cap
tain Adams had not interfered with the
harmony by crackling that t;reomc news
paper and making suiidiicd remarks," she
said, pla.utivcly. "May one inquire what
you have found so interesting in the
Stourton Kveniug Star. Monsieur le Cap
tuine?" "The finest thing I ever rend, by Jove!"
promptly answered the young mau, his
face gkiwiug with admiration as he look
ed up from tbe newspaper. "Deserve
the Victoria Cross if ever a man did!" he
added, in irrepressible excitement. "I-et
me read it to you. Miss Hatton, may I? It
is by long chalks the finest thing I ever
"Let us have it. by nil means," said
I-ady K,e Iiarli-y. merrily. "I hope it is
not oetry. Borbani. my di-ar. have you
any objection? ,.ne? 'Then pray pro
ceed. Captain Adams; we are all most
I-ord Keith had moved half round on
the music stool, letting one hand still lin
ger on the keys as he turned bis face to
ward ( aptain Adams. Lady Rose had as
sumed an altitude nf comically subdued
attention. Barl ara bad come nearer also,
and stood with her tan unfurled, the soft
lamplight gleaming uis.n the great pearls
about ber throat, urn! the silver threads
in the folds of her gown. From her chair
near the hearth Blanche Herrick looked
at her with an angry glitter in her blue
eyes, and even in ber jealous pain she
could not deny the wnudrnu beauty of
the girl who had supplanted her.
With a slight tremor in his voice, the
young ollicer read the paragraph which
had excited his enthusiasm. It was an
account of an almost everyday occurrenc e
which had been raised from the common
place by a brilliant displny of heroism.
The reporter of the Stourton Kveiiing
Star had had bis soul stirr.-d within him
by the brave deeds be had witnessed, and
In words elooiieut from their sininlicitv
be described the fire which had broken
out in a tusny-fatoried house in one of the
densely populated poorer parts of the
city, a house in the upper rooms of which
children were shut up during the day by
the fathers and mothers whose labors ns
bread-winners kept them out and forced
them to leave their little ones alone for
many long hours. Craphically the imra-
grapli described the thronging people, the
tierce flames, the little, terrified faces at
the upper witidoH. ihe Hysterica! swoon
ing of mother, the father dazed and help
less with misery in the crowd below. De
liverance seemed impossible. And then
what even the brave tin hum dared not do
one man in the crowd bud done. An ac
tor, Mark Kobson, had forced his way
through the volumes of dii.se smoke to
the room in which the children were,
whither be bad been led by rbe whining
of a faifbful little dog.
The reporter went on to relate how
Mark Itobson bad, at the risk of bis life,
saved the children, and then bow, not
withstanding entreaties and remon
strances, burned, suffering, half stifled
as be was, he bad again riked his life
with reckless gallantry to rescue the
faithful little animal, and had staggered
with him in his arms from lb burning
btiildinc, to fall insensible in the street.
Captain Adams' voice Mas very hiiskv
as he concluded his reading. The groups
at the other end of the room, who had
next been listening, were laughing ami
chatting. Lord Keith's face was grave
snd moved as he turned to the piano;
mrty Hose s hr.glit dark eyes were dim
with tears. Barbara stood, her face rigid
and colorless, her lips parted, staring
straight before her with a fixed, uuseeirg
gaze; iljeu suddenly a great trcmblli g i
seized he, her bands fell helplessly at
her side, the heavy hitc lids iroox-d, !
the ro.un seemed to turn round and round, !
there a a sound of rushing water iu her
"Barbara!" Miss Merrick's voice un
usually loud and shrill, broke ii)hiii tbe si
lence. "l,ok she is fainting."'
But noniethmg in the speaker's tom-s
dispelled the creeping fainttiess. Even
before he could reach her. Barbara had
raised her drooping heud and smiled with
pallid, trembling lips and dim eyes at
Iord Keith, who had sprung to her side.
"It is nothing." she said rather faintly,
but quite calm.y. "I am not ill. The ac
count has shocked me I hat is all. It
must have been terrible! He he is very
brave. I -I hope he is not hurt."
"Heroism bei-ouo 'pluck' iu this nine
teenth century," ob rv..-d a gray-haired
artist who was slaying at the cMt taunt
ing a Kirtmit of Lord Elsdale's niece,
"Well, whatever it is in lied, such conduct
is not so common in so selfish an age as
"And it is equally noble under any
name," Lmly Ibe declared, her fiuv
fiushi-d with enthusiasm.
They talked of the occurrence for some
little time longer, the remainder of Lord
Klsdale' s guests joining them, ajixious to
bear what tind en used such excitement,
Barbara took no part in the conversation,
but stood with blanched cheeks snd parch
ed lips, seeing the whole scene clearly,
trembling, quivering in every limb, thrill
ed to her inmost being with the heroism
of the deed they discussed; and, remem-j
berlng her own debt to him who bad done
this noble act, she felt ashamed of ber
own disloyalty, at her own cowardice;
tbnt she dared not own that dcbl before
"It was like him to go back and save the
dog," she said to bprsclf. "He was al
ways pitiful to all t!iir.g."
"Yon seem dazed, Bab," Blanche ller
rick's mocking voice said: and, is Br--bara
raised ber eye with a start, she met
the steel-b'ue eyes fixed upon her face
with a keen and nnkind'y scrutiny. "One
would think you knew tins hero, and had
a personal Interest in him."
A Barbara looked up she felt rather
than saw that Ixinl Keith's eyes were
fixed upon ber face, and that their anx
ious tenderness of expression was chang
ing slowly into questioning surprise.
"Is one only to houor heroism when It
la shown by personal friends?" she asked,
with tSie languid haughtiness which 'be
came her so well, aa she looked Miss Her
rick full in tbe face.
"No, of course not," Blanche answered,
with some embarrassment. "But you
seemed so moved, I thought you knew
Barbara made no reply, but stood proud
and Indifferent, toying with the white fan
ha ber band.
Bhs spoke so easily, so carelessly, so
frankly, that not oven Blanche Herrick
naptcted (hat she did not speak the truth;
bat hardly were the words n tierce- when
he repented tbe base, cowardly falsehood
Wins which she had stained her lilts; and
Che bitter tears which she shed that night
do nothing to effscc the metuori
WHY WOMEN MARRY
THE motives for which women
marry are as numerous as the
sauds of the sea, or as the worn
n. Accident, propinquity, trilling clr
umstatjcea. social or family pressure.
me slight airy nothing decides the
rjuetrtlon between marriage or no mar
riage for tbe woman so slight, that It
Ir aa If women were always waiting on
the brink of this new experience, and
l very light touch caused tbcm to fall,
wander, or drift Into It, according to
their several temperaments, says Har
The curious point Is the final deter
mining motive in chch case. Noting the
number and varlefy of these, one Is
icmptea to comment that a woman s
goldeu or bronze, until they are finally
hidden under a red or yellow wig. The
eyes which have been dimmed and
aged by tbe tears they have shed and
the things they have wen, are touched
up with a pencil anil brightened with
U-lladotinu. and faded aud wrinkled
skins are Ironed out, whitened and
painted so that by candle-light and at
a pnqier distance they look coinpara- j
A cooking teacher tells of a manufac
tured cream that is worth knowing
alxiut In emergencies, when the real ar
ticle Is not to lie bad. It is made from
the whites of two eggs, beaten stiff,
with a tablespoonful of sugar and a tea
spoonful of cornstarch. Half a cup of
cold milk la added by degrees and all
iM-aten together very stiff. A cup of
milk Is heated over tbe fire, with a
small butter ball melted In It
This Is allowed to come Just to tbe boll-
tivcly youthful (to their owners), while,
as long as gout and rheumatism will ,nS point, when It Is removed to a cool-
allow, they bop and skip to dance I "r l,art of the stove nml tbe tienten egC
music w 1th tbe best.
In these latter days we have elected
not to grow old, and it la distinctly un
fashionable to dress or act as If the ac
cumulated years were a burden hard to
Ix-tir. I'p to the very end men and
women arc expected to dress and to act
, uiv. l'tv IITLI IU UUBB UIJI1 lO til l
motive for marriage Is generally too aH t tbev were u vr n,i
blgli or too low; the desire lo secure a j iiUe the thoroughbred horse, to go until
living; tbe wish to escape from uncom
fortahle surroundings; the wish for
money to spend, for ease, position, fine
clothes or Jewels; the fear of being an
"old maid;" to secure the liberty of a
married woman; desperation or sheer
Indifference; a yielding to the w mlies
or expectations of family or friends; or
a reaction from disappointed hopes in
other directions; often, alas! because
the woman Is fitted for nothing clue,
and must tike whatever chance offers.
A little higher, and the motive rises
out of self. The woman feels tbnt she
they drop.-Xew York Tribune.
1 h-Attractive Woman.
A clever woman, provided she be not
sarcastic and tio fully alive to a sense
of her own ltniiortaiice, Is generally an
attractive one. Men tuny be charmed
for a time by a pretty face, but they
soon tire of mere prcttitn-ss. Nor does
It follow that nil women of good sense
and sharp Intellect arc ncccssarly
plain. Bright thoughts enliven the most
ordinary face, until the reflection of
tbe mind shining out In nil Its radiance
make one forget that the features are
mixture added. When It has all thick
ened very slightly to about the consis
tency of thick cream. It is taken off and
strained and cooled. This may be used
as cream for serving with fresh or pre
served fruits, but it Is needless to add
that It will not whip.-Now York Post.
should take the burden of her aunnort
from those who sre unable or nnu ill. I "ot l"lre reclatt, and leads us to be
ing to bear It, or she ninhea for means
to help those who have befriended ln-r,
whether parents or friends; she may
feci a wish to help the man, make his
life happier, or himself bettor. She may
fed ability to do good still greater to
others In the offered position. Marriage
may mean care, responsibility, self
sacrifice, or Belf dcnfal, yet she may
Lake all these as a duty and a means to
the performance of Home large deed.
But while these motives are more
worthy of respect than the first class.
they are Just as foolish and Just as
But from all of these motives women
marry, and when one considers bow lit
tle of any human or reasonable or sen
sible thought enters Into any of them,
one Is surprised that there are not more
shipwrecked women In the world than
licve that such a woman Is In reality
a great Iwauty. The vivacious creature
of varying moods ami quaint fancies
la the one charm. A man forgets the
type of lM-auiy she may or may not pos
sess, so Interested docs be become In
! the pleasing study of a mind that rca
I dors her face ever winning. Irresistible
and pleasing, U'causi', like the surface
of a hike, there comes u change with
every varying emotion. The attractive
Co (Tee Fritters.
Trim a loaf of stale bread free from
crust and cut Into fingers one Inch,
square aud four Inches Iu length. Beat
well together three eggs, add to them
one cupful of milk, one anil one-half
cupful of moderately strong coffee and
a pinch of suit. Dip each linger In
this., lay on a platter and pour over
tbcm the remainder of the mixture,
turning tbcm at Intervals until all li
absorbed. Have ready in a saucer ene
well beaten egg and a large plateful of
stale bread crumbs. Dip each finger
Into the (.gg, then roll In the crumbs.
Drop two or three tit a time into a deep
saucepan partly filled with smoklng
hot fat and coed; until golden brown
all over. Drain on tinglazed paper for
a moment, dust with powdered sugar
To Try Out Lord.
Always buy the "leaf." the fat
around the kidneys. Cut Into small
pieces, say an Inch square or half Ihe
size of an egg. and put If on to cook,
adding one-quarter of n cupful of
V. -, i fj
w it! i i r
woman should ruliirntn ihe loin,) rs wa'cr. Stir from time to time, anil
grace of soul and education of spirit j wn,'n 'nP "hruiikcti pieces begin to turn
count for more than limpid eyes, a rose- strain off nearly all the liquid
bud mouth and a dimpled 'chin. She f,u -nto Jars or pulls; let the remainder
should Is? ever teachable, for there Is : 11,1,11 ""' k'!"' " crisp and will
not one lota of lovablcncss In the man ' -vl(,, nothing more on pressure, when
strain. The lnt pouring will not make
so white lard as the first, hut will be
equally good If care is taken not to
or woman who thinks be or she knows
Anrnini the Ha by.
A baby will be attracted for a time
by some fine toy that be can simply
look at, but he will sxnd ten times as
long In putting pegs Into holes In a
lioard contrived for the purpose or In
taking out one by one from a well filled
basketartich'8, no matter what spools,
blocks, clothespins, anything so that
they are sometimes changed and he
docs not tire of tbe monotony. Then
Ihe task of putting them all back keeps
him busy for a still longer time. I
As baby becomes more discerning '
and his flngr-rs more nimble, a pleasing j
device for his employment Is a lioard
with variously shaped holes round,
square, triangular, etc. with blocks
and spheres to fit Into the various
places. Should these be In bright colors.
"iiccrssfni llomr-t c Finnnclna.
The secret of domestic finance la to
make a little money go n long way. Tbe
old axiom about saving tbe iicniilcs aud
letting the iMiunds take care of them
selves is not the natural policy of
Americans; only the frugal Scotch aud
French know that rule by heart. But
women could learn It liter than men.
because their minds dwell more natu
rally upon little things. If they are
rarely great financiers they are fre
quently successful small financiers.
MHke a woman responsible for an al
lowance and sbp feels ibe Interest of a
junior partner; pay her bills, and she is
Cold weather should mark radical
changes In our diet. It being the mis
sion of our food to "k"t p out i be cold"
as well as to nourish the l dy. Cood
soups aud good meats are of first Im
portance Indeed. are s) uiiuymouH with
good senses, begging the pardon of our
vegetarian friends. Purees uf meat
foundation) and nil the strong, rich
soups- are strictly In midwinter order.
In winter meat become) Ihe pivotal
point of our diet.-Woman's Homo
put on the footing of an inferior. There j s.nft t ho. ointe telna.
is a feeling of Ignominy about asking Boll together one cupful and a half
a man for car fare, 50 cents, $5, or even of granulated sugar, one-half of a cup
$BK), disagreeable beyond expression ful of water and a pinch of cream of
to a woman with any pride or hide- tartar. When a little dropped into
pendence. Now that women tire think- j water can be rolled Into a soft ball
Ing more for themselves than In the' take from the fire, ami set aside until
past. Independence is Ix-comlng natu
rally a part of their creed. This Inde
pendence cannot lie choked out. La
dlcB' Home Journal.
Ilelpinir the (. Iinrch.
There Is something Inexplicable la the
attitude of some women in mod era to
circumstances regarding their financial
duty to the church. "Iet the rich con
tribute, I can't afford It," says the wom-
partly fooled. Stir until It Is-glns to
thk-ken, add one teaspootifti! of vanilla
aud two squares of chocolate grated
and melted over hot water. When quite
tbick spread between and over the top
of the cake.
an who spends U) cents for a buckle.
his love for color may also be gratified, quarter for boiilxm and throws a pen
ami learning these colors soon follows, ny into the collection box. H would be
Little tasks of carrying articles from
one portion of the room to another, or
from room to room, will often keep a
child busy and Interested for hours.
The Mntron of Honor.
The matron of honor, as a rival to the
maid of honor, seenia to have establlsh-
auiusiDg If it were not so shocking, to
note the richly gowned, Jauntily mllli
nered, daintily gloved young person
who has nothing but a dirty little cop
per to offer In the house of Cod. The
widow's mite Is never a despicable
thing; the small coin of poverty Is a
; generous pnqKirtlon of her all, but the
Orange 1 arts.
Needi-d: Oranges, sugar, puff paste.
Pare some oranges very thin, soak
them iu water for three days, changing
the water frequently. Boll tbcm nntll
soft. When colli, cut a thick slice from
the top and bottom, and the rest In thin
slices; line tart dishes with puff paste,
and fill them with layers of sugar aud
ed herself pretty securely. At some of ; really Indigent woman Is not adorned
me weddings me two uivwe me Honors j in fashionable attire. A poor washer,
between them, hut one of the winter i woman would be ashamed to give the
brides was attended, or preccdi-d rather, i miserable offering so unblushlngly
by a matron of honor, without any ; handed out bv tiianv h fine plumaged
maius ai uu. iiif imcuuucuou oi ine dame ami demo sol e
One cupful of molasses, one cupful of
sweet milk, one cupful of sfomil rai
sins, one beaten egg, one teaspootiful
of melted butter, one tenspoonful of
soda, two cupfnls of graham flour; put
In a pudding dish, steam for two hours,
and serve with sauce.
matron as an attendant for a bride has
been welcomed by girls who have a sin
gle strong friendship. Hitherto the first
one to marry has enjoyed having ber
friend as maid of honor, while the maid
of honor, when she became herself a
bride, was forced to be content with
some less Intimate acquaintance as an
attendant. Harper's Bazar.
In regard to bcdclotblng nothing
should be used save what can be, when
needed, thoroughly cleansed. This will
restrict us to blankets and tbe old
fashioned bed quilt A comforter may
be at hand for the exigency of a zero
temperature, to be thrown upon the
outside of the bed, but never placed be
neath tbe other coverliiga. Comforters
In constant use should be protected at
tbe top by a neat covering of some
fadelesa material, as tbey are easily
soiled where they come In contact with
tbe mouth of the sleeper.
One way that one woman has of fas
tening the plain back of one of ber
new skirts Is by safety plus of grudu-
I a ted size. These are all of heavy gold
wire. The largest Is Just below the
waist, and In the center of It is an oval
turouols. The next tiln below ihla i .
size smaller, the next a size smaller tlve em for coUe
The fashionable women of to-day will
not gfow old no, not If tbey die for It,
which many of them do, poor thlnga.
Their walsta mutt be aa slim, their
manners aa rlvaclous and their attlra
as up-to-date aa If tbey war 2S Instead
of well, let us say 60, altboufb 60
might be nearer tbe mark. No gray
hair for tbcm no worn-looking tyaa.
They touch up tbe former with on of
the many restorative, so their rapidly-
UiUialng lorka become
! Crease may be removed from woolen
! goods by sponging It with strong, cold
Silks may lie treated carefully In the
same manner, using beuzlne Instead ot
, oil of turpentine.
Tea madu from the blossoms of dog
fennel, taken hot, Is a simple and e (Tee
th mi that, and so on through the five.
A safety pin with a turquols like this
Is lu a set with two small stick pins,
each having the little turquols bead
plainly set In gold.
More Truth than Poetry.
"Here's an article for women," he
salt), ou 'How to Make Yourself Attrao
tlvc to a Man.' "
"Before or after marriage 7" she In
quired, thinking It was about time to
have a little sport with him.
"After, of course," be replied prompt
ly. "No woman ever loses tbe knack
until after she marries."
No doubt be waa, as abe said, "a
mean old thing." ,
Patriotic and Kantl mental. '
Tbe prettiest and most poetic of all
the patriotic badges baa just been le
aned. It consists of an Interlaced triple
true lover's knot In red, white and
bine, and le supposed to be given by
Wear old loose kid gloves when Iron
ing, as tbey will save many callous
spots on one's hands.
Fine lacea may be cleaned by being
j packed In wheat flour and allowed to
remain twenty-four hours.
It Is a good plan to burn pine tar oo
caslonally In alck room, as It la aa
j excellent disinfectant aud also Induces
. If a shirt bosom or any other article
j baa been scorched In Ironing, la It
where tbe bright sunshine will fall di
rectly upon It
i Black allk may be renovated by a
thorough sponging witb stale bear,
j placed between newspapers and press
ed with a hot Iron.
It le well to keep a small paint brush
convenient for duatlng the crevtcee la
furniture and all spots that caaaot be
reached with tbe dust cloth.
For colored cotton and wooiea goodo
so Idler to his betrothed, or vie
The cord la of fine nnn-eorroalni arte nb W thoroughly Into the aaat aa
wrapped with colored silk thread, aad Ul " unt1' tne tar aeema looeeaedi
to Intended to staad the -rughrrt trc 'frnately witb oil at tm
BTCtlae, eea tad watar.
(To ht eoatlaoedj
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