The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, March 09, 1899, Image 6
A FATAL WEMMWQ.f f CHAPTER XVl.-tContinued.) She itood motionless for a few moments, ber face bowed, her hand pressed tightly to her bosom. When she spoke again her voice was comparatively calm. "Thank yon for your alienee," ahe said, in a low voice, a she put out her hand to him. "What will you do, Barbara? Shall I ee tkit man for you? I have no infla me with him," he added "he dislikes aoe; but "You could do no food," ahe interrupted. I am grateful for the kind thought. 1 amort have time to think. You are not taring here?" "Oh. no! I olay to-night at Leeds." As be took her hands in his and held them for a moment in farewell, he said earnest ly, "Barbara, there is one thing I must ay to you. Do not let this man influence jou. He is unscrupulous and not to be trusted; he promised me that he would keep your secret, which be discovered by succession of accidents. He saw you nee at Rose Cottage, and again at Stour ton, on " "The day when I passed you by." "Tou carried my roses that was pleas ure enough for me, dear," he said, smiling at her with dim eyes, while her own face flushed with shame at the thought of tbe flowers she had let fall beneath the wheels of her carriage. "He saw you that day, but could not remember where he had seen you; he saw you a few days later, when your sweet compassion brought you . to my rooms; and he - as certain then of what be only guessed before. It was he who sent Miss Courtenay. who was but tool in his hands, to the castle to see you. to make you promise to appear at the theater, where he would have nn oppor tunity of seeing if the unexpected sight of me would make you betray yoursell he wished to make assurance doubly sure. And then, a few days ago. he came to me, nd told me that he knew the truth; be occused me of willfully deceiving Lord Elsdale, of putting you into the position you now hold, to share with you some of Its advantages. In short, Barbara, he ac cuses me of the unspeakable baseness -of being bribed by you to let you retain your position at Klsdale Castle." "How horrible!" "Horrihle. indeed!" Mark rejoined. "He has ur-eil bis knowledge must cruelly and Ignobly. Do not let hiui gain more iover over you; and, whatever you decide to do. say child, remember tnat I am ready to kelp yon." The tenderness of his voice, the clasp at his hands on hers, almost broke dtwn the composure she bad striven so hard to sgain. Great tears rose in her eyes and Kl!ed down her cheeks. Then, as one in a dream, she passed out Into tlie corridor of the hotel, leaving him lone in the dim room. V CHAPTEK XVII. "Ton are satisfied, Lady DarleyT" "I am more than satisfied. Mr. Bryant," Lady Kose replied warmly. "Every one ays it was an immense success." The play v:i over: the brilliant audi ence who had thronged Lady Hose's bijou theater were crowding round their hos tess, congratulating her and her friends on the unqualified success of the play. The performance had been a very credita ble one. and the piece had been put um the Mage in a manner which left nothing; te aesire, so that l,niy Kose tasted, or j sought she tasted, the delights of a Lou- eon actress who has made a successful debut; and Mr. Bryant shared in the con- j graflatious. i The hall was quite empty the house-1 bolH were all busy, the guests were in the ballroom and the conservatories. It was sufficiently isolated from the reception rooms to insure privacy, especially on such a night. The light was dim, the fire hi the open hearth bad sunk low; a faint at rain of music from the ballroom reach ed Barbara, softened by distance until the dreamy waltz tune sounded like a wail (-pain. The girl shivered as she beard H It sounded like a farewell, She had hardly strength to stand up, when Lord Keith appeared, and she let him wrap round her the soft white shawl that be bad brought. "This is not my shawl," sbe said, as she aank down upon the settee again. "Is It not? It was the only one there," be answered. "Are you so cold, love? I hope yon have not taken a chill." She smiled at him witb dim eyes. "Oh. no; I shall be quite warm direct ly! But I have not finished my cross lamination, Everard. Sit down." "You are in a questioning mood. Bar bara." "Bear with me," she said softly. "Just ne or two more, and 1 have done. Do yon remember the day we were engaged?" "Quite well, my dearest. It was a bap ay day for me." Bhe murmured a word of thanks, then continued; hurriedly "You said that nothing could come be tween as. Everard. I am foolish to-night; let me hear you say It again." "You are nervous and overwrought, ear," he said. gently. "Still, if it be any pleasure to you, let me tell you ngaiu and lain, Barbara, fast noming can come between us while we love each other.' As she rented In his arms, ber aching bead pillowed on his breast, his clasp sup porting her, a wild wish rose in her break ing heart. If sbe could die now! If she Mold only die there! "I love you." ahe murmured, with pallid, trembling Hpai "I lore yool Ob. Kver rd. always believe that I love you" He soothed ber gently at the trembled Ira bis anna; he did not understand her; aw could oot gueaa at the passionate worn M' weakness which longed to And Ireagth in tht knowledge of his lovt for tar; b could aot know of tbe woman's besrt wkicu h lingered fr one word of ten afaraeas and coinpasi4 aud reassurance trim him. Hbe remained for a moment tmulDj wain him, ber eye hidden, ber fa f Hag asm with aWrce etreagtb; i a w J IJ Ws.. By Lottie Bmkam. then she raised herself slowly, reluctant ly, and disengaged herself from his arms. "Shall we go into the ballroom now?" she asked. "I am longing for a waits with you, Everard." "Are you well enough, darling?" he asked. "Well? Of course I am quite well! She threw off the fleecy white shawl and left it on the settee, then turned and took his arm. "I am much obliged to the owner of the shawl," she said, with almost feverish gayety. "Come. Everard it is my favor ite 'My Queen' waltz. It would be a shameful waste of opportunity to wis it!" "Come, then!" "No step suits mine so well as yours," she murmured, as they glided over the polished floor among the circling dancers, many of whom paused to watch them as they danced; and Barbara, even though her heart was breaking, danced as lightly and gracefully as ever. As the music was dying away Everard drew her cleverly out of the circle of dancers; he saw that her eyes were half closed, her colorless lips parted; be no ticed that she rested heavily against his arm. "You are faint, love!" he said, anxious ly, and, though the falntnesa of death it self seemed coming over her. sbe roused herself to smile at him. "Faint? Oh, no a little exhausted! I hali not dance again yet. Take uie back to the oak ball. Everard: I want a breath of fresher air." Without any remonstrance he led her back to the quiet, dimly lighted ball, and she sank heavily into her old place ou the settee. "Now go back to the ballroom," sbe said, with a pretty, imperious gesture. "You will find me here if you don't be tray my hiding place." Half an hour Inter, when be returned to the oak hall, it was empty; the white shawl was no longer on the settee, and Barbara had disappeared. "1 hone the child has goiie to bed," he murmured, as he turned, and made bis way back to the ballroom, noting, as be passed through the conservatories which led thither, how dark the night was and how few stars were shining in the win try sky. The dancing went on gayly, the soft, dreamy waltz music rose and fell; the brightness died out of eyes which a few hours before bad vied with diamonds of purest water, the color waned in fair, rounded cheeks; and outside in the quiet shrubbery, in the chill darkness, a dead face lay upturned to the sky, serene and still, with a faint smile lingering on its livid lips; and but one man now shared Barbara's secret. She was no longer at Walter Bryant's mercy. CHAPTEK XVIII. It was late on the morning after the theatricals wbt-n an uuder-garOeuer in Lady Hose's employ came upon the silent figure and upturned marble-like face in the shubbery; and, startled and terrified, he rushed to make known his discovery. In the great dining room Lady Hose's large party of guests- those of them at least who had put in an appearance were discussing their meal in a desultory fash ion, and talking among themselves of the events of the previous night. Lady Hose, herself the brightest and freshest there, was presidium over the silver urn and hos pitably intent on her guests' wants. Breakfast seemed interminable to Bar bara. Every time the door opened to ad mit one if the laggards she started and trembled: more than once a famines made oil things dim before her eyes; then were moments when she heard nothing that passed around ber. when her sense seemed paralyzed, as if a cold hand grip ped her heart, numbing her every faculty. At last the long-protracted meal came to an end. and the dining mom was de- x.-rted. Lady Unse mid her guests kmi li ,.,.,., mt n. discussing plans for ih,. day in a languid manner, as if no one 1; , grvin interest jD w Ii a 1 was to be ij,ma They were standing round the great li!ozitig wood fire in the hall when a scr- vant come up and addressed Lord Chev-elej- in a low tone. "Mr. Howe wishes to speak to your lordship." "Mr. Howe? What does he want? I am engaged," Lord Chevcley said, sharp lyhe was standing with Bnrbara before nn old Indian cabinet, showing her some of the quaint Indian idols it contained. "Mr. Howe desired me to tell your lord ship that it was most imirtant," the man persisted. "He entreats your lord ship to lose no time." "What can it be? I'll come, Parker. Excuse me for five minutes, Miss Hat ton." He hurried off. Barbara stood motion less by the cabinet, her bead bent over one of tbe grotesque little figure she held. The gay chatter round the lire went on; little incidents of the previous night were being recounted, the comedy be ing discussed, tbe arrangement of the lighting of the bijon stage criticised: sil very peals of laughter echoed through the hall, mingling with deeper tones; then suddenly tbe name was soken which Barbara had been waiting for all the long breakfast time. Barbara put down a little idol and join ed the group near the fire. Lady Rose slipped her hand through the girl's arm. In the agony of suspense and terror Bar bara was enduring the human contact was very grateful to her. "I wonder if a drive or a walk would be the best 'pick-me-up, " Lady Rose aid, yawning a little, "We all seem rather in need of one this morning. Don't you thing it would be a very good plan to Cbeveley, what is the matter?" She broke off suddenly, uttering the question in an affrighted tone, as her brother came Into the ball, looking very much disturbed and pale. "Nothing particular, hp answered, try ing to speak carelessly. "Keith, Horton, will you come out witb uie for a few mo ments? Rose, will you take your friends into the drawing room? "What it It?" Udy Rose asked again, beginning to tremble the bright little lady ws too used to sunshine not to shud der at the shade. "You shall hear presently, dear," ber brother replied, soothingly, at two or three of the M'ntMiien withdrew front tbe cir cle i'):i.:.l the fire. "Ye, something bat b.T )'d. You shall brar alt presently, a'oa eau lo aoiJuita aw." Half an honr passed. The startled and wondering women, gathered in the draw ing room, waited in expectation, in fear of they knew not what. Iady Hose, agi tated and feverish, paced UP down the room, or sat beside Barbara, holding the girl's hand, as if the pressure gave her comfort. Barbara herself, prepared for the worst and nerved to bear it, was the calmest of all there; but. while the others spoke in low, frightened tones, she alone, beyond a soothing word or two to Lady Rose, said nothing. Meanwhile Lord Cbeveley and hi friends had hurried to tbe shrubbery, and stood with awed looks gazing on the mo tionless form lying there, on the upturned dead face which bad Wn so handsome in life, which was so handsome in death Walter Bryant's face. He hod beeu dead many hours; said the doctor who had been hastily summoned from Arlington: death had been instanta neous aud painless; the only wound was a small one by the side of the temple, where a small quantity of blood had coagulated. There was no trace of any struggle; the grass was uutruddeu, the dead mans at tire was in perfect order. He wore hi evening dress, and the flower a sprig of slepbanotis in the buttonhole wss there still, faded ami dead. The eyes were balf closed; a faint smile bovered about his lips. So terrible an event necessarily led to the breaking up of the party; and before dusk the old house was almost deserted, save by a few of Lord Cheveley's bach elor friends. Captain Adams among tbe uumber. Lady Hose was completely prostrated; he had fainted upon Barbara's shoulder, and had Iweo carried to her own apart ments, whither Barbara had followed her, herself pale as death, but quite composed aud able to give I.aily Hose the assistance she so greatly needed. CHAPTER XIX. Early In the afternoon snow began to fall, aud then daylight faded. When Barbara left Idy Hose's room at four o'clock, the darkness without was as uight. and for two hours the lamps lmd been burning in "my lady's corridor.' For almost as long a time Lord Keith bad been waiting there for his fiancee; Btid now. as she came slowly toward him, be rose from his chair ami went forward with both hands outstretched. The girl put hers into them in silence. "At last!" he exclaimed, in a glad tone of relief. "1 thought I was not going to sec you again. My darling" his voice ex pressing extreme concern and solicit tide "how ill you look! This has been terrible for you. I wish I had taken yon away. You look worn out." He put his arm round her fondly, hold ing ber close to him for a moment; then he led ber toward one of the cushioned seats in the window. But she drew back. "Nirt there!" she suid, trembling in ev ery limb. "Not there, Everard!" A look of surprise passed over his face. "As yon will, my darling," he fcaid, gently. "Shall we go down to the morn ing room? There is no one there. Bar bara, how you tremble, my poor child!" "Don't." she murmured, shrinking a lit tle "d"n's. Everard. or you will make me cry. and I dare uot " The morning room, a large, low-ceiled room, hung in faded green brocade aud with an old-world gran' of its own, was I bright with fiiT and candle light as Ixrd Keith put Barbara into a chair near the tire and rang for sonic tea. "You are cold aud weary, dear." he said. "We have neglected yon. I fciir." Barbara smiled faintly, but said noth ing; and there was silence until the lea was brought in. The slight refreshment revived her a little: she raised herself from the cushions and assumed a more upright attitude. j When Lord Keith approached her with a second cup of tea, sbe thanked him, put the cup on a tabic by her side, and looked up at him with a faint smile. "Everard," she said, toying with tbe great diamond ring on her finger. "Yes, my darling." "Has anything lieen " The words died away on ber lips; but he understood how she would have finished her sen tence. "Nothing ha been discovered, loTe," he replied. "Tbe whole affair is wrapped in mystery." "He was -quite dead?" "Quite dead. dear. Talbot says thai death was instantaneous and painless." "And aud self-inflicted?" she queried faintly. Lord Keith's grave face grew yet more grave. "No." he answered. "We all thought so at first, unlikely though it seemed that s man so strong and well and apparently so free from care should attempt his owu life; but that theory soon evaporated." "How?" "There was no weapon found near him. dea r." "Ah. And it " "It was quite Impossible that he could have cat it away from hi 111 even to a distance of a few feet, for, as I told you, death was instantaneous." "And be was lying in the little clearing in the shrubbery?" "Yi-s. Who told you that, darling? I thought you had seen no one." "I suppose I heard It somewhere," the girl stammered, pushing tbe hair from her forehead witb an unsteady hand. "Where is he'" "He was carried to the nearest garden er's lodge; the doctors are making their examination there. The coroner has been communicated with. What is it, Barbara? Are you faint?" "No oh, no! But it is so borribler She bad balf risen from her chair, then sank heavily down again, her eyea dark with horror. "Where will It take placa?" the asked, after a moment. "What, my darling?" "The the inquest," "Where will it be held, do you mean? Here, I should think." Barbara started, and ber great wild eyes went swiftly round the room. "Not here, love, of course. At tbe ball, I mean not in thla room. "What la tbe inquest for?" she aaked, after a few momenta' alienee. "Is it nec essary?" "Most necessary, Barbara. It la an In quiry Into the manner In which tbe de ceased came by hi) death. It It absolute ly necessary to And oat, or to Innocent person might tuner for a gulKy one." Her lipa parted, but bo words ram; took up the cup of tea a ear her and drank of it eagerly, aa If ber throat wvra toy and parr bed. vi "It aay one at pec ted f the tabed mut, as be put tbe cup aaide. "My dear child, ne. met yet Tbera la absolutely no dew to aay th lag, a ad tm one here knows earthing aboat tbe ua JaaHat aaaa'a Mmtsteasa. He ata have sonieleadly enemy whom It wul be diHicult to discover. The gardeners are fuii of importance because one of their number made the awful discovery: the ttabk-meu are dazed. At for old Web ster, Bab, he seema to be out of hit mind." "Webster? My groom?" the girl tata, witb a sudden start. "Yes. You ought to have a younger man to go out witb you. dear. The old fellow is crazed, and goes about mutter ing In tbe strangwt manner, saying that he has seen a ghost and that the dead have come back." "Webster is an old and valued servant,'' Barbara urged in bis behalf. "My uncle has every confidence in him." uLJiave not sufficient confidence in him to confide my most precious treasure to his csre, darling." "Does he say whom he saw?" she aak ed, after t moment's pause. "Yes," he replied reluctantly "poor Newell Hatton. He was hia favorite groom, you know, and most devoted to him." "And be thinks he appeared to him laat night r "Yes. Yoo will agree with me, my dtrl ing. that the beer in tbe servants' hall was potent. And, after he had conjured up poor Newell, be might eaeily imagine be had seen a white figure." Bnrbara shivered. "You are cold and tired, darling," he said, looking at her anxiously, as the sunk backward against the cushions. "I think, if you feel equal to it. the sooner you leave here the better. Sinclair and the servants shall go with you. I with I could accompany you, dear; but I do not like to leave Cbeveley to-night. The de tectivesforgive me. Barbara; I ought to have reinemlered that you were not equal to any further excitement or wor ry." ''The detectives are here?" "Yes. dear. It was necessary, of course. My darling, bow pale you are! I only boe this horrible business will not make 7011 ill." ."You ueed not fear," the responded slowly, as be rose from the armchair and stood for a moment by tbe tire, lean ing against him, and looking up into bit face with a long, sad look which had in it all the anguish of an eternal farewell. (To be continued.) HINTS FOR THE NEW SENATOR. An Old Senator Tells of Ilia Newspa per Kxperience. A new member of tbe Senatewng fotiiplaltilns to au old member of some of the dlfllcultlcs lie was encountering. "For one thing," b said, "these news p.iper fellows dou't alway get things straight. I don't mean to accuse thom of carelessness or of miKropreseutation, but now and then some remarkable stories tire priuted about me at home." "You'll get used to that," replied the veteran. "That won't hurt. That' part of your apprcntlc-wlil)). I've been all along there. Iyt me tt-11 yon of a little experience of mine. Soou after I first came here I plcketl tip a paper fioiu my Stnte and saw It ttssertwl In a letter from Washington tli.it my col league mid ntynelf bud met and ar ranged a slate, and that all the patron age for the State vmld Ik distributed according to that arrangement. "There was no warrant for tbe state ment and 1 made inquiries for the cor respondent, lie came to see uie and proved (0 lie ii bright anil most agree able young man. I asked him for bis authority, and be pleasantly refused to give It, but said that be bad every faith In his Informant. To that I replied that all 1 would ask. then, would be the privilege of di'nylng the story of put ting my statement against the other. He sabl that wan only fair and that be would attend to the matter. 'When the correction appeared It read something like this: "Your cor respondent's story about tbe deal be weeti Senator : and bis colleague. by which the patronage of the State Is to le divided between them, has raised quite a stir here. There la no question as to Its absolute truth. But Senator , who evidently has been rattled by the publication, now solemn ly assures your correspondent that he hud nothing whatever to do with the deal.' After that 1 went hIow on cor rections." Bangor Whig and Courier. Puerto Itlcan Maideaa. Sentimental village maids fell deeply In love witb the Yankee Cbls when sol diers first arrived In Puerto Uleo. Girl mature early on that Island, and often at lo and 11 are adult women. They made love In Spanish ttyle to the In vaders, and in many cases, annoyed the i.tt,, tf tliAfp nrtmfrnllnn with fhelr pertinacity. Making love consists In! smiling upon the object of adoratloD; through the shutters of a casement of between the Iron grills of a veranda, or else in writing fiery letters of affec tion from early dawn to dewy eve. Ont young man captured tbe fancy of a belle, and to his surprise became tha recipient of a deluge of love lettera, which were thrown at him from ovel the wall of a garden or pushed through a hole In the wooden gate. They ar rived hourly, half hourly and ometlmot every 10 minutes. After be had re ceived 200 he became fired and aaked hla chief to chnuge his post! lightest ot All liquids. Additional experiments by ITofesaoi ftswar have shown that lliiuid hydro gen Is by far tbe lightest of all knows liquids. Its density Is one-fourteentb that of water, and, curiously enough, this happens to be the tame ratio of deuslty that hydrogen In tbe gaaeout state bears to air. Heretofore tbe light est liquid known has been liquefied marsh gas, whlcb possesses about two fifths tbe dentlty of water. Raoterta. Bacteria multiply vetj rapidly, and tbey do It In a very curious way. A Ingle on breaka Itawlf In two, tbea each balf growl nodi It baconta at large aa the original Workers la Col MIbm. Over LOuO,000 men work la ta Bines of tbe world. Probably Boat ptflpla think yvJ an foulwb rblak tbe at EARNING ONE'S OWN LIVING. MOST of the educated women now obliged to earn their own living can look back upon a girlhood of freedom and pleasure, from which tbey were suddenly hurried, by stress of circumstances,. Into tbe field of labor, where the workers are al ways many and tbe prlaea few, says the Philadelphia Time. Desperate often with tbe monotony of dally work, many young women take haaty refuge in that before-mentioned employment of wife, lacking tbe moat needful quali ficationLove. Tbe ntajorrty tuffer tbelr heartbreak with a deathly still ness, Hlmulattng an Interest In tbe work that they are far from feeling. Against feminine employment of a kind there can be no prejudice, for there Is much that women, and -women only, can do successfully; but It It the Incessant employment all day, and from week end to week end that tella to severely upon woman's health ami brightness, ofttlmes upon her womanli ness, leaving her nothing but the nerv ous, ever-prent dread of loss of em ployment and tbe certainty of an oltl age of poverty and loneliness? For not the least unhappy factor In thla daily employment of women Is that they hare no time to make and cement the friendships that might comfort and support them In their old age. Seeing how contracted still Is t! C field of feminine labor and how many are urgently needing employment therein, one cannot speak too strongly In dis approval of women who engage In the competition for vacant positions pre pared to take a smaller remuneration than tbe market value of the work they can do beeaase distraction, and not mom;y, Is their object, and they know full we'll tbey can throw the employ ment aside us soon as It fatigues them and return with zest to the pleasures and comforts of home. These dainty dilettante in the world of work are, In plain words, robbing tbelr poorer uls ters in a iiuttrt culpable and unwoman ly manner. For the comjet!tloti, lielng already so great, no honorable woman should accept a position for which re muneration Is given unless she Is ab solutely obliged to work to support her self or some tnemlers of her family. Decorative Hit of Furniture. The poKslbllillrs of window decora tion In the hands of an Ingenious wo man are simply eml!os, and the house keeper who Is so fortunate as to have a widi! recessed window, may make a most nrlitic as well as useful nook of it,. The (service of a canx't'ter are, ot course, necessary, but after be has fit ted tbe boards in place, rnUndy's own fair fingers may complete the decora tions. Have four boards, one Inch thick, fitted Into tbe rei-ess and nailed secure ly In place. The top board must be on a level with the window sill, or, better still, cover It; the fourth board Is screwed tw tlie floor, and the other two WINDOW nOOK BHKLVKS. placed equal distances apart. If de sired,' two coin mod kua drawers may fill part of the two lower compart ments, but this Increases expense ma terially, without adding much to the beauty of the pretty book shelves. Screw a braaa rod to the second shelf nd fasten to It witb rings some cur tains In china silk or chintz, using the pace so covered for old magazine, pamphlets, etc., whllo that above may be used for books, and the top shelf for bowls of flowers, ferneries or grow ing plants. The curtains serosa the casement should match those of the bookshelves, and the woodwork of tht whole should he die name, either Ivory wlilte or rtained oak, ttnlned to match the other fitting of the room. Odd blta of cblna w silver look well on tbe lower shelves. Car of the Hair. Cot a third of an Inch off your hair when the moon Is new, and do the tame the next month when the moon Is full Bvcry night give It a good brushing, being careful not to scratch tbe tea I p. Use tbe brush while dressing tbe hair when possible In place of the comb. Wash hair every six wcekt, using warm water and any mild toilet soap; rinse flrat with warm water with a lit tle borax, and then uae clear, cold wa icr. Dry thoroughly, if the balr falla uit and la very dry, rub a Utile oil on ilia scalp. . When to Punish Children, Don't punish your llttla ones before others. It ttirt np all the temper tber ia In their little bodies. Not only that, but If tbey are old enough to realise oioch, It lessens their respect for y0Ui and tbelr owa aelf respect receives a bail blow. I aav wuh nntu attUM witb tba child, and If alter 'a kind and loving talk you fee) that It moat be punished, do It I have oeen cbMitjra so ashamed at being reproved or fwav tehed before people that it baa mad my heart ache for tbeno. Perbape this would be what some would Ilka, aav! think It better for tbem to be ao 1 ed. I do not. Besides, If a child wrong things before our guest, or l own companions, it hurts ua very mneb, but if we punish a child before tbem will the latter not be Tery much 4b turbed ? And It will hurt them by mak ing them feel uncomfortable and oot of place. So It makes It bad all around. Orange Judd Farmer. Keeps the Placket Closed. No skirt Is complete at tbe pressor! moment without the back has some d Tlce to keep the placket perfectly closed. This Is necessitated by Its per fect fitting sheath shape. Many anat it t mi BKIST FAsruMlXd DKVICK. varied are the forms these arrange ments have taken, the no usual being a row of tiny buttons on both sides, laced or IooihhI aero!", our illustra tion shows the genera effect of these various devices, and a new Men that recommends Itself, because, while being very ornamental, It Is utilitarian as well. It can be easily adjusted to any skirt. They come In set of a half dozen pairs aud are easily sewed on. Marrlaaeable llauffbters. Fathers and mothers need not be IhihIkukI hunters, but tbey should I genial, hospitable hosts to such young women and men as tbey dHtn fit eom IKiulotis for tbeir daughters. It is thftlr duty to enter heartily and cheerfully Into the lives uf their girls at this tn of their career as well as any other. Many a young woman has ! n de prlved of social life InH-atise of Hie in difference or ih-u inhospiiallty of ber pareuls 10 her friends. The faUier who selfishly seeks hU own comfort and etijoymeiit, burying himself In a iHKk or paper when bis daughter's friends are in bin parlor, creating an atmosphere of restraint and 'iiisoeia. blllt.y. Is, perhaps, dooming his girls to a lonely, unhappy life. Th mother who Is sctuit of courtesy and friendli ness to these guests Is doing her daugh ters a greater and more lasting wrong than neglect of some of tbelr personal wants in their Hirllor year would have entailed. Nor does tbelr duty end in a willing' iiess lo receive and entertain In a cor dial way the young people congenial to their girls; If It le. that there are not young men and women in their neigh borhood with whom their daughters can associate. It Is thelrylxiunden duty to remove thence to a cvunlty fur nishing tbe necessary ep Vfor an adequate Hocial llfe Vnovo for much less linP"Cy- Ahey seldom move for tjpfe iuipy lone. Fccntedwtatiiincry. A woman's stationery should speak of herself, and should be as much Iden tified with ber personality as possible. A sachet of violet powder, or orris, placed In your letter box, gives a subtle odor to the ptiper, whleh-some women love to affect,' but It Is far better and safer to avoid all perfumes In your sta tionery, as sometimes one Is tempti-d to go too far. Men have been seen to throw down a note or letter In disgust when detecting the slightest perfume alout It. I'nder no consideration should a man ever use perfumd in bis station ery. Scents of all kinds should be shunned by men, either In their paper or about tbeir persons. San Francisco Chronicle. Ahont Introductions. Suerfluon Introductions were, once -ind not so long ago, elther-an al most universal nuisance In thla coun try. Tlie woman who persists In tha farce of "making people acquainted" In tlie twinkling of an eye, under any awl all clrcumataneea, trill to be found, but she la happily becoming more and more rare. The confirmed Introducer Is a bore, and should t ruthlessly discouraged; but, until men tni teleithy shall have become a mors widespread accomplishment fhan It !t now, the old fashioned Introduction ought nrd to le permitted to lapse Into utter disuse. I'onieattr to Get a Fortune Susannah Humble, a St, Louis do mestic, will receive a fortune of 0i. left by her grandfather In Scot land, The search for the mlaliig heiress hat extended over twelve months. The fortune was left 10 Susannah and her sister, Mary, who came from Scotland six year ago, with tbelr parents, and set uiAssasj Hex- tied In Qulncy. Ill lb. tuaannab going e Bt. Lotiia four yean af- 8ne ,1' ,b flrat thing ahe will do with ber money will be to buy a atee born tut ur pareau.