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CHAPTER L
THE MOUNTAIN CABIN.
Two horsemen slowly toiled up tbe
Grinding mountain road. Night was
meaning on and the threatening clouds
Ung low, seeming to rest upon the
Mountain top. Lightnings were be
ginning to flash. Distant muttering
Of thunder could be heard certainly
warming to any traveler to hasten
B hi way.
...But the horses seemed to trudge
tiently on. One had a tired, jaded
k a of having traveled fast and
ig. The other was fresher. One
tf the men waa equipped with a
Mackintosh a ad all the necessary ac
coutrements for stormy weather; the
er waa roughly clad in woolen
rt, pants, tucked in boota, large
lOmbrero, pulled down orer the ayes.
' Both of the travelers seemed to be
ftrepport with the gloom around
toon, for hardly a word had been
okB for the last mile. The noise
1 the mountain stream, as it dashed
rocks and bowlders, came up to
from the canyon below.
i Fraoently, cams the question, "How
ftuefc farther up the mountain, la
JW little cabin?"
Mm man in the sombrero started
-nt af his reverie, and turning qulck
fr ia his saddle, said: "About a mile,
I) tor; we will come to a more level
Nad soon, and then ws can hurry
steeds. I hope we will be in
to save her. I never thought
I til sJekacse overtook our little
BM hew I if as endangering my fam
f. by living In the solitudes of these
feat sombrs mountains. I
Martod last night and have been
wey, four and twenty hours, with no
be to care for my poor wife but my
lanffcter, Adela. But she has a brave
Matt, and will do her best."
i,Th Doctor, could not offer much
-translation, for he knew nothing1 of
tti oase.
' The storm, by this time was tipon
hem aod the rain came down in tor-
ftte almost blinding them, as they
ftade their way on and up the ever
Winding roadway.
Suddenly, a turn in the road, re
fVeled a little light, which twinkled
far above them, and with renewed
Igor Ihey pressed their tired horses
At last, tbe barking of a dor was
srd and they found themselves at
se little meuatain hut, or cabin.
HUH it seemed almost against tbe
rock for protection from storms
wind.
the dog, a Mexican Shepherd,
iaked and bounded around his mas-
f with untold delight, but his ad-
Jances were unnoticed, for both men
ild quickly dismounted and, after
The Door Was Opened Wide,
firing the horses shelter in a sort of
bed made their way to the cabin,
at as the door was opened wide
tting the light stream out into the
darkness and showing the slender
form of a young girl, enframed in
ike doorway.
"Oh! Papa! I am so glad you have
one," ahe exclaimed. "Mama has
haan asking for you," and she step
fed back, to let them pass.
Ones inside, tbe host turned and
nisi, ''Dr. Hastings, this is my daugh
ter, Adela Grayson who will attend
to your wants, while I go to my wife
I will come back for yon and then
educt you to your patient," snd he
disappeared through a doorway,
.leading to another part of the cabin.
The Doctor turned to acknowledge
the hurried introduction and was
iairlv startled, by the dazzling beau
ty of the girl who stood before him.
Che waa tall and slender, her face
was refined and Intellectual, her
oemplexion a rich brunette, the
ante suiting her black hair, which
fung in little ringlets around her
forehead. And her eyes that was
where her chief charm was they
were blaek, but of the luminous,
tarry kind, and Just now they were
sg s intently at tne young Doe-
to almost erente In him the
lag of being charmed by some un-
wn power.
The silence waa broken at last by
the girl uttering s half sigh and sob
together, nod saying, "Oh! Doctor!
jm eertalnly will help my poor
Mother, but ahe is very sick, and has
rom worse, since papa left her. But
I Bast not forget to make you com
fortable; so please take off your rub
Mr eoat at once and come near' the
fra. I will Mxr, prepare n little lunch
in fom and rips-"
ftho began 'to stir around the little
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room, wbloh evidently was used both
for dining room and kitchen. She
appeared so womanly, and yet she
could not have been more than four
teen or fifteen.
She hastily arranged the table, ami
went to the door of the inner apart
ment and called her father. lie came
in, at once, and told the Doctor that
bis wife was resting a little easier
and that it would be wise to strength
en nature by partaking of food, as
they would probably have a night's
vigil. The Doctor rather insisted up
on looking at his patient first, but
finally yielded to the wish of his host.
aod they sat down to the repast, so
delftly and quickly prepared by the
young girl, while she went to sit at
her mother s bedside.
Let us now take a retrospective
view of the characters in this little
sketch, before going on.
Leonard Grayson, and his family
had only been residents of Silver
Qulch about four months, and, of
course, came for the eanie purpose
that brought many others to the Black
Range Mountains of New Mexico
namely, to locate a claim, or mining
property and work to gain a "for
tune," which was as yet, hidden in
the rocks and caverns. The other
prospectors, who had staked claims
generally formed little camps, and
lived near each other, but they were
aware that the new-comer, Grayson,
was of another calibre from the most
of, them. He was a very quiet, retl
cent man, and did not seem Inclined
to communicate his plans to out
siders.
When he first came, he, with his
wifs and child, boarded at the only
hotel in Kingston, which was the
nearest town of importance to any
of the camps. He hired a man and
began prospecting out among the
hills, thus leaving his wife and
daughter alone, a good portion of the
hue. Every one declared that Mrs.
Grayson waa too delieate and nice a
lady for such rough surroundings.
And what wonder, for, of course,
the scenes of every new mining town
were being enacted over again
drunkenness, gambling dissipation
of every kind was running riot In the
town. Saloons predominated. And
the sharp ring of the pistol shot was
so frequent, that it almost ceased to
be alarming, but fortunately for Mrs.
Grayson the landlady of the little
hostelry was a hard working and
respectable woman; she was very
kind to the mother and daughter, and
often shielded them from unpleasant
encounters with some of her board
ers, who thought they were "just as
good as quality."
When Mr. Grayson finally an
nounced his intention of going up on
the mountain to live near uis claim,
everyone was surprised to think he
prefered such isolation for his fami
ly, to the lively "Burg." But he went
on, unmindful of their remarks mak
ing arrangements for supplies, and
one beautiful morning the little
cavalcade started.
The purity, quietness, and peace of
their new home was like unto "Oil
poured upon troubled waters," after
the turmoil of the mining town. From
time to time reports would come
back about the wonderful little cabin
at the head of Silver Gulch. "Why
Boys!" one old miner said, "she's pot
white curtin's! and things is fixed up
so beautifuller that you das'nt step
inside the door, but only peep Golly,
but it is fine."
And so the rough compliments
were continually made by tbe honest
and good hearted men, who were so
unaccustomed to any little feminine
bits of refinement.
The young Doctor, who will figure
in this tale was a more recent comer
a "Tenderfoot" as they used to
term them in the Black Hills. He
had been In Kingston only a few
weeks and was ostensibly out ior a
summer vacation. He had been of
fered a temporal position as chemist
and assayer for a mining syndicate
and being quite practical, thought he
would enhance the opportunity to
earn a little money while his duties
at the same time would allow ample
time for hunting and fishing in tbe
mountains.
Dr. Hastings hailed from North
Hampton, Mass., and his people were
all sturdy New England stock.
When Mr. Grayson tame down to
Kingston, in haste, for a physician,
the regular practitioners there were
two of them in place, had been called
to some of tbe adjoining camps, for
there were numerous accidents from
blasting, which kept them busy. Dr.
Hastings offered to go when he saw
Grayson's distress, and procuring a
good horse, and taking his case of
medicines, he was soon started on
the trip, which brought him to this
wonderful oasis of a home, in the
heart of the Black Range, and where
his star of hope began its ascend
ancy. .
CHAPTER II.
STORY OP A SHATTERED .LIFE.
While the two men were sitting at
the table the Doctor questioned Gray
son, as to how his wife had been
taken ill, and from symptoms describ
ed by him, came to the conclusion
that she had a severe attack of
mountain fever, combined witb some
heart trouble.
When be was ushered into the sick
room his first sight of the patient
confirmed bis surmises. Mrs. Gray
son was propped up in bed with sev
eral pillows behind her; her face was
flushed, her eyes were unusually
bright from high fever and her
breathing waa painfully short, ahe
was the counterpart of her lovely
daughter who sat beside her holding
one of her hands and caressing it
tenderly, only of course she was older
looking.
Dr. Hastings, after carefully look
ing over his case, prepared some med
icines to be given alternately, and
then told Mr. Grayson he would re-
3uire quantity of hot water imme
iately, ne he wanted to try the ef
fects of a steam bath. So, after every
thing was in readiness, Mr. Grayson
gently lifted hla wife into large
chair, wrapped her in blankets,
placed the water beneath, and. from
it rose steam vapor. The faithful
Vdela kept It at a certain tempera
ture, while Mr. Grayson sponged tbe
natient's temples and wrists with hot
water. The Itoctor, meanwhile, gave
bis medicines regularly.
This process was repeated several
times during the night, Mrs. Gray
son being given an interval of rest
as she was very much exhausted.
no science battled against the
terrible inroads the fever was mak -
ing on the patient until just as th
first streak of dawn began to creet
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nto the windows she seemed to ceas,
her restless tossing and sink into a
lethargic state, which frightened
tnoee to whom her life wss so dear,
But the Doctor told them not to be
alarnifd for it waa th H ri n i i
a change, which he trusts ... f.
the better as her forehead . m, t-
the better, as her forehead was qu.te
mo,8t-
"She will remain this way for sev -
crai nours, ne saia, ana I will
watch her. while vnn ran em mil a.
tend to anything you have too."
w r, .. , J . .. ...
Mr. Grajson took the opportumtj
of looking after the horses, as they
had stood without feed, in the shed.
all night. Adela slipped sway Intc
tbe little living room, and the Doctoi
could hear her stirring aoftlv amnnH
busv with her work
ousy witn her work.
ne al lQere in me quiel sick
room be began to think and form
opinions about bis new acquaint-
ences. He made up his mind that
there must have been something in
Mr Rnvmn'i 11 f. tt,.
.asking .fur riches which had led
turn to nury Himself snd fsmily so
isr irom me Dusy woriu, ior Mr. parasol to signal a natty hansom drlv
Grayson had every appearance of a er.
man who had had good advantages oil "But I'm not deaf," said I, placing
education and society. And, from the 'my arm so that her skirt should not
taste displayed within their humble . t0"?h l,ne wj"e.el- ... . . . v ,
i j '. . , I We leaned back with a smirk of
uuiue, ana ue presence oi several
ornaments and pictures, the Doctor
now concluded for the first time as
the light permeated the apartment
LUS t U1U HIBU II UUC UfUC VJVIU'
manded some wealth.
Dr. Hastings began to feel, ssthui
he mused, that he would like to tin-
tangle the mystery and help theGray-
sons in their trouble, for he surmised
there was a cloud resting over them, brewed in the time of Thothmes III and
Mrs. Grayson's breathing now be-, rl Babylonian buns. I assure you
Z?Lratl? nd,more ular' bi,;ie7dldyn'h. cried. "That's one
Doctor, at last, knew she was sleep-I , ,, r n rn roi
ing naturally, and that he could leave
ucr wiiq pcrieci saieiv. ro ne weni
outside to get a breath of the frenti
morning air. What, the evening be
fore, appeared storm swept and
gloomy, now was brightened with
beautiful sunshine. Tbe grand moun
tains rolled away before the vision
range after range until In the dis
tance they took on a purplish hue.
The place commanded a fine view oi
the lower valley, and he could see the
same road they had ascended wind
ing, snake like, up the mountain.
There were quite a number of pine
trees, a few silver pine, which are sc
beautiful.
The young Doctor persuaded him
self that it would not be so bad, after
all, to make a hermit of one's self,
especially if he could feast his even
upon such beauty as his host's voting
daughter possessed. He was inter
rupted in his reverie by a call to
breakfast. After looking at his pa
tient, whom he found still sleeping,
he sat down to a table, as dainty in
its appointments as any could have
been in the Fast, which proved that
the young daughter was perfectly
trained in household duties, but he
gave the credit to the poor invalid oughfares, and after the first smack re
who Jay, all unconcious, in the inner fused to touch his whip. A most exeel
room. Adela went to sit with her ; 'ent aml tender-hearted creature.
,.t . I "Ynii leave vour naraaol here." said I.
"7 C " , r ,n& lnem' .
Naturally, the conversation re -
verted to the sick woman and the
Doctor told Mr. Grayson that he
reared Xra. Grayson had some heart
trouble, and the high altitude had a I
tendency to Increase the rf stenw nH !
that a lower one would be much bet
ter. He was astonished to note the
look of distress, which came over Mr.
Grayson's face as he exclaimed.
"Yes! yes! I have been almost her
means of death, all for me for my
selfishness and cowardice, has she al
most sacrificed her life. Oh! if God
only spares her, I will be a roan and
face any slurs and unjust remarks
which the world can put upon me.
Oh! Doctor you do not know what a
noble woman she has been."
After a moment of silence that
seemed painful to both of them Mr.
Grayson went on:
"I feel impelled to tell you my his
tory, for last night's vigil has banded
tis together as brothers in humanity.
My wife leaves a fortune untouched
in the old couutry in France, (for
she is French) simply because the
conditions were that she should take
her daughter anil come over the seas,
leaving me behind forever. Hut, No!
she says, like the Ruth of Bible times
'Whither thou goest, I will go. Thy
people, shall by my people' but the
last of the quotation, I am sorry to
say, has been a bit of wormwood and
gall, which has helped to embitter
me to the world. For, my people,
will not be her people, they have cast
her off, and stand a loof with hearts
as hard as flint and do not know
whether she be living or dead.
"For what! yon will naturally won
der? Simply because she was not as
they termed it 'high born;' but served
my sister in the capacity of govern-
ness to he three daughters. Well.J
you know the usual result, when a
young man falls in love I did not
care for rank, or caste, or position in
society. I only saw her beautiful
face, and later waa attracted by her
manners and disposition, which en
tangled me more deeply In the meshes
of the love net. And, In spite of her
temerity and fears of offending my
parents, we were married at a little
country church near my home with
only the old sexton for a witness.
Then of course, the storm broke, in
all its fury, and we were the recipi
ents of denunciations, from all of the
family. My father, who. by the way,
was a rich banker, disinherited me.
I waa the only son, and a senior at
Yale. The cutting off of my portion,
was the least of my troubles, for I
waa not afraid to work and did not
fear tbe future. '
(To be continued.)
Antelope gloves are worn by the lest
dressed women, and the undressed
thicker sklna are also very popular.
Wblte glace gloves are as much worn
as ever for afternoons and evenings at
the theater.
a
A Vomans' Way.
"I won't have It," Mrs. Moray-Fox
waa savin. "I won't have It. lie s a
(etrlmenlal. Think of your papa."
It was Just of Poppa, I was tbink
Ing." Misa Nancy Power replied In a
, one that would be a rod send on a July
4av m tne BUn- "PofPa stands th
i reK J"y' "sement , Mrs Fox
. And If I choose to go walks with Mr
, Dam , waJkj, w)th Mr DameT.
, thnu of vour remjtatlon. dear.
In the sweet voice women use to gold
the nauseous pill.
' And In a sweeter voice came the re-
tori courteous: J ne repuiauon mm
! Cn be lot isn't worth the keeping."
And- wi,n ever BUeh a 8U8Plllon of
flu8h flnd ever wch a contemptuous
cock of the noee, Misa Powell had
1 Joined me In the hall, where I was busy
. siuaying me fiimpie
Shaw.
I "Have I kept you waiting;?" said 8he
"Just long- enough," said I, "to let
me dlgCOVer how good waiting can be."
i was thinking of what I had heard.
A few drops of rain began to patter
; on tbe pavement as we came down the
, stfps.
"I don't know where we are going.
I L "but unless you wish your
w drabbled, I should suggest the
' ft-eee table refuge of a gTowler."
I "Oh, no," she cried, "a hansom, a
bansom!"
"Hansoms are wicked. Think of your
, reputation."
I "You heard?'
and she flashed me a
, ? ? Tid I
"You're not." said she, holding up her
laughter playing summer lightning
about us.
The eabbv couched uproariously and
lifted the little trap with a good deal
VI Ulllll-Uil,
To the British Museum," said I.
"Right, sir!" and he wripped up.
"Why there?" said she. "Only fogies
i ..oh 8aid I "the Assyrian rooms are
1 rather quiet, and they give you tea
' Bnythlng you want."
-jjy the bye, said I, nave you seen
Sir Timothy lately?
Sir Timothy!" and she arranged
some lace affair at her throat, with in
finite care. "Let me see. Oh, yes! that
baronet man. Well, he called twlc the
day before yesterday, three times yes
terday and twice again today. I saw
him on each occasion."
My face fell.
"But he did not see me," she added
reflectively. "Oh! Mr. Darner, he has
the most disreputable bald sjot, and
he has no stability of mind. At each
denial he puffed away to his chambers
in Charges street, and will you be
lieve It changed his necktie. A thing
that can't make up Us mind about Its
necktie well. It oughtn't to be at larg'
1 lolil Mrs. Moray-Fox so."
"And what did that Uelphic oracle
reply?"
".She eald that the poor man la super
stitious. If things don't turn out rtght
Iv he blames his necktie and changes
it lust as some ieop!e turn their
chairs at whist. He carries his t-llc-f
,. far as to have three or four ties
stowed away In odd pockets to b
changed as opportunity offers.' '
The hansom pulled up with a jerk.
I think I made one man happy that
dav. He had a very discriminating
mind. He avoided all crowded thor
1"They give you a metal receipt for It.
; wlth a number. It is customary to
' string it about your neck. That's to
Identify you should you get lost among
the other goddesses, or succumb to tne
fascinations of Babylonian buns. With
-.... .-7.
What can t be lost isn't worth keep
ing." she said in reminiscent tones.
"it all depends how the thing was
lost," said I. remembering the episode
of the fan. "Now, for Instance," be
ginning an exordium.
"Oh! What a horror!" she cried,
planting to an ugly black mask, grin
ning with unutterable malignity.
"Do not blaspheme," said I. "That Is
the Egyptian presentment of love.
Things are not what they seem."
"It reminded me of Sir Timothy,"
laid she.
"In that case," said I. "you are right.
And now on closer examination I
find this Is the god of deceit a partic
ularly objectionable and'obnoxious dei
ty." "Ah!" said she. "that Is better."
"In fact." I went on, "If you stand at
this angle you will see that a part of
the god's habiliment simulates the
modern necktie."
"You promised me Babylonian buns,"
he cried vivaciously.
"Presently, presently," I temporised.
"You have not seen any of the wonder
ful Greek things. Down this stair Is a
julte comfortable seat, whence you
may view Lyclan tombs, and other
iheerful trifles."
"Poppa would rave over that," said
she. "He never misses a funeral. He
often laments the decay of the wake."
"He Is a true Irishman," said I. "The
Hibernian soul still revels In a wake.
The O'Hhaughnessy we have the same
club tells me that when his tribes
men grow mopish they kill a few tour
ists and have a good time. The
O'Shaughnessy's lands are situated ad
vantageously near the great tourist
track. Since this became known Immi
gration from the other parts of the
Island has Increased enormously. But
we neglect the Greeks."
We sat down under the shadow of a
colossal chariot.
"This Is very Impressive," said Miss
Nancy Power.
"Our Cerberus." said I, nodding to
ward where the brmedaled keeper
drowsed at guard, "shares your opin
ion. Now I i flnd It rather frivolous."
"Frivolous!" she cried.
"Yes, Indeed." said I. "Carter and
Hope and Sir Benedict Frer.ch wanted
me to Join them at the bridge. 1 said
I waa going to study at the British mu
seum. They advised me to see a doc
tor." "I. thought you didn't know wbere
you were going?"
"My forgetfulness." I parried apolo
getically. "And to study," she murmured
gravely.
"It was quite true," said I. "The
study of man Is woman."
"Did you see the doctor V
"I had the blues," said I. "So I took
the doctor with me. Bafest, you know."
She rose quickly. "And the Babylon
Ian bun?" she whispered wistfully.
"If yon come up those steps," 1
pleaded, "I will show you a head of
Aphrodite all the world and hla wife
would come to see If they knew of it.
A, laajt ail the world would."
"Oh I well, I'll come as I'm not 1n
th world's wife.' " (h said.
"Yet," said I, under my breath,
Ishtng the sentence. But I think she
heard me, for ahe ran up th stairs
with all the lightness and tbouarhUesp
nrw of fourteen. There la but one thing
makes a woman young and young wo
men younger. I followed more slowly
as befitted my years, and I saw that
Cerberus had opened one eye.
"Aphrodite isn't quite the same,"
said I. "There's a change. She baa
grown older."
"Impossible," she cried, "love never
grows old."
"'All the same." I contended, "there
Is a change. The last time I was here
the halo of eternal youth hung abeve
that glorious head of hair; the gravity
of youth for youth has ever the most
serious air lay on the Hps; and the
perfect blindness of the eyes Invited
abandonment to passion and servi
tude.' And I sighed, not too regretful
ly. "Do not laugh," said I, "Poor Aphro
dite! I am sorry for her. Age baa
touched her golden hair; Age has laid
the rod of resignation to her lips; Age
has opened her eyes to see before her
something newer and fresher and
more beautiful "
"You are not English, I vow," said
Miss Nancy I'ower. "You are too Im
aginative." "You cannot talk with winged things
without wishing to fly," said I.
"Flying Is rather risky." said she,
looking at the watch that winked on
her lapel, "and a hansom Is good
enough for me."
So we walked silently to the entrance.
"Give me your medal," said I, "and
I give you back "
I presented the parasoL
"Your reputation."
We went down the courtyard with
Miss Nancy looking rather serious. I
patted myself on the back quite im
partially.
"I'm going back myself," she apolo
gised for barring my entrance with
the sunshade.
I bowed.
"There are reasons." she said,
touching that Babylonian bun.
"Dreams are better," said I meaning
ly, and she flushed. "Bldes," saia i,
really, the buns are ratner siougy.
"CrmHiv" said she. "I hope I haven't
lost anything" her eyes showing she
thought of Mrs. Moray-rox ana ner
speech.
"What Is lost." said I, "Is worth
keeping sometimes," thinking of some
thing else.
Hhe was gone in a summer oi smues.
-lilark and White.
Talk About Women.
Mrs. Phoebe Hurst says thai her plan
for the new University of California
will not be realized for ten or fifteen
years.
Mrs. Russell Page saia in a rrcern
nti.rvle- that one of her first school
girl compositions was on the evils of
Mormonlsm.
Mis Mavme Jester, a niece or liunaio
Bill. Is said to be tbe only female press
agent on the road. She left the news
paper business to go Into this new field.
Mm. 8. S. I'latt. president of the gen
eral federation of woman's clubs, says
the gi-neral federation biennial meeting,
to be hfld In Milwaukee next June, will
be the biggest of the kind on record,
with over 3,000 women In attendance.
Mrs. Arthur Kllot Fish Is the orig
inator of the scheme for furnishing the
poor of New York with fuel at a nom
inal rate. The plan Is to be carried out
by the Minerva club, an organization of
fashionable women. '
Miss Florence King of Chicago is the
first woman to hold a government office
in Alaska. Governor John C. Brady
has Just appointed her commissioner
of dfed. She will be stationed at
Cook's Inlet, one of the southern bays,
ten days' trip from Seattle.
It Is rumored in Paris that Amelia
Rives, now Prlncest Troubetskoy, will
settle there permanently and establish
a literary salon for the purpose, pri
marily, of securing a French transla
tion of her literary works and such
other recognition as she thinks they
Mrs. Sarah Marshall Hayden, who
died In Indianapolis last week, was one
of the first writers to appreciate the
literary capabilities of Illinois. Her
first book was "Early Engagements."
It had a great success and was written
In 14'., when the author was only 1
years of age. '
Mme. Duse Is so much Interested In
dress reform that she recently got her
daughter to write a letter to the presi
dent of the Berlin Society for the Im
provement of Women's Dress, in which
she declared that she herself never
wears a corset snd has never allowed
her daughter to wear one.
Miss Emma Slbonl of Mllwaukee.who
has been commissioned by the dowager
empress of Russia to paint a miniature
of her on ivory, was born in Denmark
twenty-two years ago and came to
America when her parents died. She
first established herself In Chicago as
a portrait painter, but latterly has con
fined her attention to miniature work.
Erich Slbonl, her father, was music
teacher to the dowager empress snd
her sister, now the princess of Wales,
before iheir marriages.
The Old Timers,
Judge Wylle, for years one of the
most prominent figures on the district
bench, Is still living In Washington,
and, though over 90 years old, is In
vigorous health.
Captain Henry Kelley of Milan, 0.,
Is the oldest living captain on the
great lakes. He Is still on duty snd
began his work at the age of 22 on the
old steamer Superior In 1831.
Florence Nightingale, now over 80
years of age and In feeble health, re
cently wrote a noble letter upon the
anniversary of Balaklava In aid of the
Dally Telegraph shilling fund.
James Lloyd, a prosperous citizen of
Troup county, Georgia, still In perfect
health, was photographed the other
day In the midst of a group of his chil
dren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
numbering fifty-seven In all.
Seven grandchildren were unable to b
present at the family reunion.
Miss Elisabeth Jones, who died re
cently at Campbell's Creek, about
twelve miles from Charleston, W. Va.,
would have been 104 years old had she
lived until January next Her death
Is the ending of a romance such as is
seldom found In real life, and the story
of her faithfulness to the memory of
her lover Is one that is not often found
outside of fiction. In her early woman
hood she was engaged to be married to
a young member of the Virginia mili
tia, who went out In the service of the
United States In HiZ. He was killed
on August 23, 1814, In a skirmish with
the British troops. This was a few
days previous to the date set fur hla
marriage with Miss Jones, She cherish
ed his memory to the day of her death,
and although would-be lovers csme In
plenty, none found favsr in her eyes.
Household Hints.
I Macaroni, lx-lng easily digested, and
I exceedingly nutritious, forms a wet
come addition to the si k room's re
Istrlcted menu. For the invalid. It rn
be added to a custard ana aeucateiy
baked, or boiled In salted water until
lender and served with cream and
lugar.
An orange frosting can be quickly
made by mixing together the yolk of
Dne egg, a tablespoonful orange juice,
i half teaspoonful orange extract uid
enough sifted confectioner's sugar to
make It thick enough to spread.
A serviceable loop for hanging up
heavy garments Is made by cutting a
strip of kid from an old glove, rolfinc
it into a string, and sewing the edges
together. This loop will stand any
amount of pulling.
If tea leaves are to be used to collect
the dust In sweeping, they should be
put in a colander, well washed wvth
cold water, squeezed dry and spread
on the carpet only Just before begfn
nlng to sweep.
Irelv nosslble to make a
tough steak tender, and it Is well
l n... v. Tnk a. round steak, i
to
It well on a hot skillet, nearly eorer
with boiling water, and let simmer for
several hours. A nice flour grsrvy may
be made to serve with the meat. Darn
ing the cold days, when the range Is go
n ih, iin, hia win be (oonS an
economical way of using a tough steak.
From National Stockman: Aa th
season for cold is here a few hOSBO 1
ji.. in .miu IW taw '
Itrmeuica win ,w . .. . . -
flammatlon or all kinds, especially l
the throat and lungs, there la nothing
better than an onion poultice, rare
and slice four or six onions (aeeorOTng
to size, fry tender In a little lard or
butter. Spread on a very thfn oloth
and apply as hot as can be borne; ever
this put warm, dry flannel. One ap
plication is usually sufhYlent.but should
another be required prepare a fresh
one and apply as soon as the first one
begins to cool. If the Inflammation Is
very acute add a little vinegar or a
few drops of camphor Just before tak
ing from the Are. f
For Cough Peel and sllnce thin atx
large onions and cook until tender In
one quart of vinegar. When done strain
through a thin cloth. After aft th
Juice has been extracted add one cup
granulated sugar and boll until re
duced one-half. For a child, one tea
ppoonful every two or three hours ac
cording to the severity of the attack.
Another home remedy for cough: Beat
the white of an egg to a stiff froth.
Into a glass squeeze the Juice of
lemon and add as much sugar aa It
will dissolve, then stir In the beaten
white of an egg. Take a spoonful ev
ery few minutes.
For earache roost an onion and put
a drop of the warm Juice In the car
and cover the ear with warm flannel
or a hot poultice made of hops and vin
egar. There Is nothing better for colds than
cooked onions. They act on stomach,
liver and kidneys. Our children are
very fond of a soup made of potatoee
and onions boiled with a small slice of
pork. When tender mash through the
colander, and Just before serving add
a little cream, and salt and pepper to
taste. To be eaten with toasted bread
or crackers.
THE MORNING BATH.
Experience has tauRht us that noth
ing equals the morning bath for re
freshing the body, clearing the mind
and Imparling a feeling of general com
fort. It Is. therefore. Important that
every one should understand how to
take a bath In order to derive full ben
efit from It. The temperature of the
water must be suited to the Individual
wants of different people. A cold bath
Is the moat Invigorating, but It cannot
be safely Indulged In by every one.
Lukewarm water Is, therefore, prefer
able for the majority of people. A hot
bath Is best taken at night, shortly be
fore retiring, but if taken In the morn
ing, exposure to cold air should be
avoided for several hours after coming
from the bathroom. Soft water is best
for bathing, and a knitted washrag Is
better than a sponge for rubbing the
body. One should never stand with
bare feet either before or after bath
ing. It Is not necessary to c-onsnwie
more than ten minutes In taking a
bath, hence every one cart give the
time to It, and begin the day with re.
newed vitality and strength.
A GIHL'S BEADING.
From Trained Motherhood: A wise
mother will be careful that her daugh
ter's reading Is such as will not give
her false views of life or foster any un
natural sentiment or emctlon. The
moral effect of so much sentimental
reading Is frequently something to be
grievously deplored, and as to Its In
fluence upon the Intellect many per
sons attribute their loss of memory to
this alone. It seems almost unneces
sary to state that one who Is an habit
ual and confirmed novel reader will
soon cease to possess a trained or cul
tured mind, no matter how gifted an
Intellect was given him to begin with.
To the brain thoroughly besotted with
sentimental fiction study, deep reading
and deep thinking will soon become
Impossibilities, and few habits are
more conducive to selfishness. Irritabil
ity and lack of punctuality, any of
which traits will seriously mar the ha(
plness of domestic life.
CUBBY SOL' P.
A curry soup that Is wholesome and
delicious Is made In this way: Put a
tablespoonful of butter In a frying pan.
Add two onions sliced and stand on the
bark of the range until the onions are
soft and well done. Add a sliced sour
apple, a smalt stalk of celery cut In .
dice, a sliced carrot and two quarts of
water. Cook slowly half . an hour,
strain through a colander and return
to the Are. Moisten one teaspoonful of
curry and add to the soup, together
with a teaspoonful of tumeric. Htlr to
a thin paste In cold wster two table
spoonfuls of cornstarch, add to the
soup and cook ten minutes. Season
with salt snd pepper. Strain, add a lit
tle butter and serve with rice and
croutons.
KEEPING HONEY.
From the British Be Journal: Th
driest and -varmest place In the hous
should be chosen for storing sections
;f comb honey In. A kitchen cuplmard
close to the fire farms an ld-al storing
place, and If !h sections are protected
from dust. Insects, mice, etc., by care
ful wrapping, the honey In them will
keep liquid for over twelve months. In
some seasons, however, honey In sec.
lions will granulate In spile of every
csre. Personally e have ninny time
hsd sections In lh bent of r m Utloa
after 12 to I months' storing.
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