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A SISTER'S VENGEANCE
By CEORCE MAN VILLE FENN
CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.)
It was the scoundrel's companion come
t the call for help, thought Humphrey;
and he chins still in silence, wondering
whether it was too late as his strained
eyeballs glared upward.
'- Wherfr are yott?"' - ---r.iky
. It was to save hi life; hut though
Humphrey recognized the voice, he could
not speak, for his tongue and throat were
"Are you here? Hold on!" cried the
mice again; and then there was the
sound of someone feeling about, but dis
lodging stones, which kept rattling down
and splashing below.
"Where are you?" cried the voice above
Humphrey; but itill he could not reply.
His hands were giving way, and he felt
that his whole energy must be devoted
to the one effort of clinging to the last
ere he was plunged down into that awful
But the man who clung to him heard
the hoarsely whispered question, and
broke out Into wild aeries of appeals
for help for mercy for pity.
"For heaven's sake, captain!" he yelled,
"save me save me! It was Black Maz
aard! He made me come! Do you hear?
Help! I can't hold no longer! I'm fall
ing! Help! Curse you help!"
Aa these cries thrilled him through and
through, Humphrey was conscions in the
darkness that the hands he heard rust
ling above him and dislodging stones, ev
ery fall of which brought forth a shriek
from the wretch below, suddenly touch
ed his, and then, as if spasmodically, leap
ed to his wrists, round which they fast
ened with a grip like steel.
To Humphrey Armstrong it was all
now like one hideout nightmare, during
which he suffered, but could do nothing
to free himself. The wretch's shrieks
were growing fainter, and be clung in an I
Inert way now, while someone seemed to
be muttering above:
"I can do nothing more! I can do notu-
ing more!" but the grip about Hum
phrey's wrists tightened, and two arms
rested upon his hands and seemed to press
them closer to the stones te which they
"Captain captain! Are you there?"
"Yes," came from close to Humphrey's
"Forgive me, skipper, and help me up!
I'll be faithful to you! 111 kill Black
"I caa do nothing," raid the buccaneer,
hoarsely. "You are beyond my reach."
"Then go and fetch the lads and a
rope. Don't let me fall into this cursed,
"If I quit my bold here, nun, you will
both 0 down; unless help comes, noth
ing can be done."
"Then call help! Call help now, cap
tain, and I'll be your slave! Curse him
for leaving me here! Where's Joe
"He was killed by Mazzard with a
blow meant for me," said the buccaneer,
"Curse him! Curse him!" shrieked the
man. "Oh, captain, save me, and I'll
kill him for you. He wants to be skip
per, and I'll kill him for you if you'll
He uttered a despairing shriek, for as
he spoke a sharp, tearing sound was
heard; the cloth he dung te gave way,
and before he could get a fresh bold he
was hanging suspended by the half-torn-off
garb. He swung to and fro as he
uttered one cry, and then there was an
awful silence, followed by a plunge far
Again silence and the whispering and
. . "ir u"ea
u't"uA vtsttuu, iu(r nauri weal uuce
i'w-!'06:. .V," r !W,'- "d th,en i
what aounded like a sigh of relief, and a
Hence that was Indeed the silence of
Suddenly the silence in that darkness
was broken, for a hoarse voice said:
"Climb!" exclaimed Humphrey, who
seemed to have recovered his voice, while
his frozen energies appeared to expand.
. "Yes, climb. I can hold you thus, but
o more. Try and obtain a foothold."
Humphrey obeyed aa one obeys who
(eels a stronger will acting upon him.
"Can you keep my hands fast?" he
Mid. "They are numbed."
"Yes. You shall not slip now. Climb."
Humphrey obeyed, and placed his feet
upon projection, strove and strained,
ad how he knew not, found foothold,
drew himself up. and half crawling, half
dragged by the buccaneer as he backed
ap the slope, reached the level part of the
passage between the entrance and the
doorway of the inner temple, where he
subsided on the atones, panting, exhaust
ed, aaa wita as icy reeuag running
throoga his nerves.
"Commodore Junk," he whispered.
hoarsely, as be lay ia the semi-darkness,
"you hare saved my life.'
"As you saved miae."
Those two lay there ia the gloomy pas
sage listening to the solemn whisperings
and lappings of the water. By degrees.
though, as the heavy labored panting of
their breasts ceased, aad their hearts
ceased besting so tumoltuously, a more
atter-of fact way af leeking at their
position came over them.
"Try If yon ran walk asw," said the
barcaoeer in a low voice. "You will be
batter ia your owa place."
"raa-awom," wpUed Usmpkaey, ab
ruptly; aad once mart there was silence,
a attcaea broken at last by the bucca-
Caatala Armstraag." he said, softly,
t test, "sorely we eaa aw be friends r
"friends? Not Why eaa wtf triad
"Beeaoat I claim yaw Ufa, tk life
t&at I savad, as mla haeaaaa I ewe
-Mo, not I tell yea It la impassible!
rsHsa. air, enemies ta the bitter cod.
1 tenet why I came eat here!"
"re," said taa beeeaaeer. sadly. "Tee
I : a aaaaka aty IttVeVeUey say aee
r "l rata aald etbarwme, aad yea
. Kf ariasaat jiat Ms fscf sited
' yea dare aat taker cried Haav
ralr. "I am eee ef tke UaCa
-vm Matf Bsea."
i' "A Tea aat a aeat aC
"Xo!" cried the buccaneer. "When that
monarch ceased to give his people the
protection they asked, and cruelly and
unjustly banished them across the seas
for no greater crime than defending a
sister, that king deserved no more obedi
ence from those he" wfotigedT"
"The king did this?" said Humphrey,
wondering!;-, as he gazed full iu the
speaker's face, struggling the while to
grasp the clew of something misty in
"The king! Well, no; but the people
whom he intrusts with the care of bis
"Stop!" cried Humphrey, raising him
self upon one arm and gazing eagerly in
the buccaneer's face; "a sister defended
punished sent away for that! No; it
is impossible! Yes ah! 1 know you now!
The buccaneer shrank back
"That is what always seemed strug
gling in my brain," cried Humphrey, ex
citedly. "Uf course, I know you now
And you were sent over here a convict
1 he buccaneer hesitated for a few mo
ments, with the deep color going an
coming in his face.
"Yes, he said, at last. "Abel Dell
escaped from the dreary plantation where
"And his sister?"
"You remember her story?"
'Itemember! Yes," cried Humphrey
"She disappeared from near Dartmouth
What became of herpoor girl?" said
Humphrey, earnestly; and the bueca
ueer's cheeks colored as the words of pity
"She joined her brother out here."
"But he was a convict."
"She helped him to escape."
"I see it all," cried Humphrey, eagerly
"and he became the pirate and you be
came the pirate the buccaneer, Commo
"Good heavens!" ejaculated Humphrey,
' And the sister your sister, man the
handsome, dark-eyed girl whom my cous
in oh, hang Cousin James! What t
scoundrel he could be!"
It was the sturdy, outspoken exclama
tion of an honest English gentleman, and
as the buccaneer heard it, Humphrey felt
his hand seized in a firm grip, to be held
for a few moments and then dropped.
"But he's dead," continued Humphrey.
"Let him rest. But tell me the sister
A long look of apology and pity follow
ed this ejaculation, as Humphrey recall
ed the scene in the temple, the anguish
of the figure on its knees, and the pas
sionate words of adjuration and prayer.
it was as if a veil which hid his compan
ion's character from him had been sud
denly torn aside, and a look of sympathy
beamed from his eyes as he stretched out
his hand in a frank, manly fashion.
I beg your pardon," he cried, softly
I did not know all this. I am sorry I
have been so abrupt in what I laid.
I have nothing to forgive," said the
buccaneer, warmly, and his swarthy
cheeks glowed as Humphrey gazed earn
estly in his eyes.
And for the sake of brave Old Devon
and home you spared my life and treated
me as you have?"
Not for the sake of brave Old Devon.
said the buccaneer, gravely, "but for your
own. Now, Captain Humphrey Arm
strong, can we be friends?"
Yes!" exclaimed Humphrey, eagerly,
as be stretched out his hand. Nor
he cried, letting it fall.
It la impossible,
d those I've left at home. I am your
prisoner; do with me as you please, for,
as a gentleman, I tell you that what you
ask is imposible. e are enemies, snd
I must escape. When I do escape my
task begins again to root out your nest
of hornets. So for heaven's aske, for the
sake of what is past the day I escape
provide for your own safety; for my duty
I must do!"
"Then you refuse me your friendship?"
"Yes. I am your enemy, sworn to do a
certain duty; but I shall escape when the
time has come. I can say no more."
Humphrey Armstrong sat gazing
through the opening of his prison at the
dark forest vistas and dreamed of Eng
land and its verdant fields and gold-cupped
The whole business connected with the
Dells came back to him, and with it the
figure of the handsome ruatic fisher girl
standing as it were vividly before him,
and with her bis cousin, the cause ef all
"How strange It is," he thought again,
"that I should be brought into contact
with her brother like this! Poor fellow!
more sinned against than sinning; snd
as for her " t
There was a slight sound as of some
one breathing bard, and the buccaneer
stood before blm.
He smiled gravely, and held out his
hsnd: but Humphrey did not take it, and
they remained gazing at each other for
some few minutes in silence.
"Have you thought better of my pro
posals. Captain Armstrong?" said the
buccaneer at last. "Are we te be
"It is Impossible, sir," replied Hum
phrey, quietly. "After wbst bss passed
I grieve to have to reject your advances."
"1 can wait," said the buccaneer, pa
tiently. "The time will come."
Humphrey shook his bead.
Is there anything you want?"
"Yea," said Humphrey, sharply.
'Take it. It is ia my hand."
"Liberty chained te you. sir! Ne. There
place me under no further obligations.
I will not flgbt against you; bat pray aa-
derstaad that what yea ask caa never
I eaa wait," aald tke kaeeaaeer sgaia.
aaietly. as ha let kla eyes rest tor a (aw
nemesis apoa kla Briseaers (aee. aad
thea left the reeam.
Haasakrey aaraag aa lataahWaMy, aad
waa aeeett ta aaee tke esmsafcer Nfca a
wd beaatlaaatci vkeakefceard retaea
fa Ct aatrUV. ami Cxc?j tr I'ry
entered. The man looked troubled, aid
stood listening, tan ho iul l the car
tain and went down the corridor, ta stay
away for quite a quarter of an hour be
fore he returned.
"lie's gone, sor, safe enough. Faix,
captain, dear, I fale as if I ought to be
"Yes, sir, for treachery to as good a
friend as I iver had."
"What do you mean, Dinny?" cried
"Mane, sor! Why, that all the grate
min in the world, from Caesar down to
Pater Donovan, have bad their wake
side. I've got mine, and I'm a fallen
"Speak out plainly." cried Humphrey,
"That's just what I'm doing, sor," said
Dinny, with a soft smile. "It's nature,
sor. She was bad enough, and thia you
helped her. Oh, there's no foighting ageu
it! It used to be so iu Oirelaud. She
says to the little birds in the spring
choose your partners, darlin's, she says,
and they chose Yin; and she said the
same to human man. and he chooses li's."
"Oh, Dinny. if you hadn't quite such
a long tongue!" cried Humphrey.
"Fail, it's a regular sarpiut, sor, for
lengta, and just as desaving; but is I
was saying, what Nature says io nwld
Oireland in the spring she says out here
in this baste of a couuthry, where there's
uujmur spring, summer, autumn, nor
winther nothing but a sort of uioshnosh
or sunstnne and howling thunder storms."
And will you really help me to es
W hisht, sor! What are ye thinking
about? Spaking aloud In a couuthry
where the parrots can talk like Chris
tians and the threes is full of ugly chaps.
wno sit and watch ye and say uothimr.
but howld toight wid their tails, and thin
go and whishper their saycrets to one
"You'll help me?"
"Yis, sir, if ye'll go down on your bend
ed unees and take an oath. "
"Oath! What oath?"
Niver to bethray or take part in tuny-
thing agen Commodore Junk, the tbruest,
bravest boy that iver stepped.
You are right, Dinny. lie is a brave
man, and I swear that I will not betray
or attack him, come what may. Get me
my liberty and the liberty of my men, and
i u oe content. topI 1 cannot go so
far as that; there are uiy men. I swear I
will not attack your captain without
giving him due notice, that he may es
cape; but this nest of hornets must be
burned out and my men freed."
"Ah, well, we won't haggle about thri-
nes, sor. Swear this, sor: Ye'll behave
to the captain like a giutleuiau
"I swear I will,"
"Bedad, then, I'm wid ye; and there's
one more favor I'll be asking ye, sor."
"What is it?"
"Whin we get safe home ye'll come and
give Misthrcs Greenieys sway."
les, yes. Dinny. And now, tell me
what will you dor
"Sure, I'll have an oi on a boat, and
. tW ttlUM1. I Ul-U
Itlta nit A Vtin in rAi mnA n!i. I'll I
set light to the magazine, for it'll be a
rale plisure to blow up that owld ginlle-
man as is always leering and grinning at
me as much as to say, 'Och, Dinny, I
auu su ' . vj luiU, BMI, III
know all about the widdy, and first t me
ye go to see her I'll tell Black Mazzard,
and then, 'ware, hawk! "
"But when shall you do this?"
"First toime it seems asy, sor.1
"In the night?"
"At coorse, sor."
"And how shall I know?"
"Hark at that, now! Faix, ar'n't I
telling ye. sor, that I'll blow up the mag
azine? Sure, an' ye don't pay so much
attention to it when ye go to shieep that
ye won t hear that?
"Of course I shall hear it," said Hum
"Thin, that's the signal, aor; and when
it goes fizz, be riddy and wait till I kim
to ye, and thin good-by to the rover's
A fortnight passed, during which the
buccaneer visited his prisoner twice, as
if to give him an opportunity to speak.
but each time ia company with Bart.
Both were very quiet and stern, and
but few words were said. Everything
was done to make the prisoners condi
tion more endurable, but the attentions
now were irksome; and though Hum
phrey Armstrong lay listening for foot
steps with the greatest anxiety, those
which csme down the corridor were not
those he wished to hear.
One of them might have managed to
come and give me a word." be said, fret
fully, as at last, weary of watching the
scintillations of the fire-flies in s distant
opening, he threw himself upon bis oouch
to try and sleep, feeling that he wduld
be wakeful all night, when all at once,
ust as he felt most troubled, his eves
closed, and he was deep in a dreamless
sleep, lost to "erything but tbe terrific
confused and half atunned, Humphrey
started up, all idea of tbe proposed ee-
cape seemed to have passed away, and he
sat watching for tbe next flash, listening
for tbe next peal, thinking that this was
most terrific ictorm.
No flash no peal but a confused buss
ef voices and tbe distant pattering ef
feet, while a dense, dank odor of explod
ed gunpowder penetrated tbe forest, and
entered tbe window close to which tbe
"Dinny the escape!" he cried, excit
edly, as be sprang from bis bed, fur now
flash did come with almost' blinding
force; but it wss a mental flash, whi.-b
left bim quivering with excitement, as
be sprang to the curtained corridor and
A step! Dinny's. Yes, he kaew it
well! It was coming along tbe great
Quick! we shall easily get away, fer
they'll all crowd about the captain, ask
ing bim what to do."
Dinny led on rapidly till they reached
the turning In the direction ef the eld
temple. Here they strnrk off te the left,
aad found, as they clesred the aarrew
forest path, that the odor ef tke einled
ed gunpowder was almost everpewuriag.
Net a hundred yards sway volcm were
heard speaking rapidly, snd directly after
th van allafil mnA th. ...!'. A. I
raas vvi uiaiui aa lie gave vroers te HIS
people, though their Import waa net dear
frem tbe distance where tbe fugitive
crept along by the edge ef tbe rules.
"Are you sure you are right F wkbsew-
"Height, aor; I elver waa
Whisht! Are ye tat re T"
"Tea, yea," oaaat frem dewa by the i
f a great wall. "Oh. Dinar. I waa
araM yea wart kitted r
"Kilt! Nay, my darUng, tbrre's a fete
o' tire la me yet. Tak' borvtt o' at toed,
one on each rid and walk quick and
ahteady, and I'.; have ye down by the
sayshotv, where the boat Is waiting, be
fore ye know where ye are."
'1 hey started off at a sharp walk, paus
ing at times to listen to the jargon of
excited voices behind, but rapidly ad- :
vancing, on the whole, toward their goal.
(To be continued.;
KLUVVINu WITH LLtHHAN I 3.
Darn u in' Reply to Farmer Who Asked
if it Would 1'ay.
It may be said of 1. T. larnum that
he was Vie Majoidomo or Lord of
Laughter and Pun. the protean Dia-
pctsef of Amusement "- How" well he
became Uaewu through this function
one curious Incident certifies. Soma
years belore he died, an obscure per
son in some remote part of Asia wrote
a letter, which he dropped In the post
office near him, directed to "Mr. Bur
nuui, America.' The letter reached
Its destination without an hour's tie
lay. The grat snowman unaffectedly
enjoyed being known from the very
beginning of his celebrity; and when
he found his celebrity was a tremend
ous factor In his success, lie did every-
thing that he could think of to extend
the exploitation of bis name. This
was not to nourish vain Imaginings or
because he felt exalted; It was to pro
Around bis successive homes at
Bridgeport, Conn., he was fund of put
ting something that suggested a show.
Queerly marked cattle, the sacred cow,
or an elephant, were frequently among
the stock to be noticed In his fields.
On one occasion be bud an elephant
engaged In plowing on the sloping hill
where It could plainly be seen by the
passengers on the New Haven and
Hartford Iiallroad, an agricultural In-
novation that he knew would get no
tice of some sort in every newspaper
In the country. It was even said that
be received letters from farmers far
and wide asking how much bay one
elephant ate, ami If It was more prof
itable to plow with an elephant than
with horses or oxen. His replies were
Invariably frank, and were of this pur
port: If you have a large museum In
New York, and a great railway sends
trains full of passengers within eye
shot of the performance, it will pay,
and pay well; but if you have no such
Institution, then horses or oxen will
prove more economical. Century M air-
Had lu charged His Duty.
As an Instance of President Hartley'
aptness In meeting every situation or
replying to every pertinent or Imper-
tinent mien! inn tha fiinu-i,,- atr. i.
a. . ,. .
"ou KTen r ul" y
old friend mme miles from New
Uaven, one Individual with a better
memory than tact asked blm what he
thought of the recent baseball game,
As Yale had met with a disastrous de
feat, the subject might be called un-
! pleasant. Without hesitation Presi
dent Hartley said:
There was a boy living in a village
whose undo died. The next day a
man driving along the road was sur
prised to find the boy working In a
field, thinking this did pot show
proper respect to the dead uncle, he
called the lad to bim and said: 'John
ny, didn't you know your uncle was
"Johnny slowly approached and
'Yes, I know lt-I have cried.'"
New York Times.
Pawnbroker's Three Balls.
The three balls used as a sign by
pawnbrokers were introduced into En
gland by the merchants and money
brokers from Lombardy, Italy, who
settled In London In the middle agea,
and they were used by them In re
membrance of the feature In a coat of
arms than which none was more fa
miliar In tbelr native province, that of ;
the Medici family. These balls or disks authority and all the recognition. Nat
lu the Medici arms were variously ex-j urally, she grows to prefer the latter,
plained, the more popular suggestion The busy woman Is the picked woman,
being that they were Intended for pills usually, and superior women have been
In playing allusion to the name "Me
dici" (doctors). William Uoscoe. bow
ever, in bis "Life of Lorenzo de Me
dici" refers their orlirln ta a mnr
plausible source, an exploit of Arerar-
d de Medici, a commander under Char-
-T.. bold warrior slew the
,BUt "ue. wuose ciuo lie oore aa
f0P"7- This mace or club bad Ibree
lron balls, which the family adopted
as their device."
A Useless Device.
At a suburban auction of household
goods an active and successful bidder
was a Montgomery County farmer.
His purchases were pile 1 high In one
corner of tbe room, and be was still
eager when a thermometer was offer-
ed. There was do bidding from anr
Quarter, and the auctioneer, reaching It
out to the farmer, said:
"Here, give me a quarter for It and
take It along!"
"No! Not for me!" said tbe farmer.
'Why, that's dirt cheap!" exclaimed
the auctioneer. "Don't you want a
"NudI" wss tha lacllli.il rmlv "1
had one a year or two ago, and fooled
around It aa' loat time without S .
able to regulate It at alL Why, I
oeal la't evaa oven the darned thing!"
Krowu WLnt Was Jnnaa
.hnnt? Y,nM think h. .
aaya be never gets even
Tba older eyery eue grown, tha mere
Inclined be la to attribute a child's IU
IMS per to a ntate or U health. ,
' t , '
i a preraBta'a ami eftea
a ear for Bsalsilai fever.
XfcfcUX ItMMJl Utl 1H M. MA MM A
H,lhN-nin Our Hones.
... , , ... , ' , . ,' ,. ,, , ',.
plants In the sitting room windows add can nU(i uiore gold In California tlian
uiuch got cheer to our homes. A nice in Europe; but even In California you
arrangement Is shown in the cut. It certainly find more dross than gold. So
19 w'" I'ave variety of plants, It la with women. In some places, or
srrrrrtr for flowers, others for"foliage.in some Countries, the uiiinber of prel-
lliese may be readily procured or any
florist, or even ordered by mail or ex -
Much satisfaction follows the plant
ing of a few bulbs, such as hyacinths,
tulips, lllllos, crocus, etc. These come
Into bloom in a few weeks and are ex
ceedingly pretty. There is a great
array of foliage plants that may le
readily secured, some also having
bright and choice flowers. The latter
Include geraniums, fuchsias, prlinrotte,
etc. A palm, or two, fern, rubber plant,
etc., add greatly to the ornamentation
of a window filled wltb plants, or to
the living room.
There are many styh-s of shelves that
nmy be used. A plain, smooth board
A COSY WINDOW.
Is often bandy. Above it, on either
Bide, brackets may be screwed to the
window casing, each containing arms
with a flat, round top, for p'.ants. A
stand or table In a bay window, may
often be used to advantage. Things of
this kind are very common in city
homes as well as In numberless cheer
ful farm homes. But there are, us a
ruie, none too many plants in our
homes. As flowers bring refinement
and elevating thoughts, let us have
more of them. Farm and Home.
Church Work and the I!nv Woman.
What will become of church work
when women become too busy to do It?
This question has not yet come largely
to the front, but It certainly will In
time If things go on at tbelr present
pace. Men have long ago ceased to be
able to attend to church work, except
when they are regularly salaried to do
it, or when zeal and leisure euexlst
The church has looked to women for
the unsalaried work that needs doing;
and the women, glad of an outlet for
their energies, have willingly given
tbelr best thought and the'lr spare time
to Sunday school teaching, missionary
meetings, the making of altar-cloths
and vestments, and the conduct of
fairs, festivals, church suppers and so
on. In the last generation the busiest
women In each town were always to
be found foremost In the churches. The
women of 40 and over are still to-day
la church work. But how about the
young and busy women?
The Sunday schools begin to notice
that she does not offer to teach. She
Is as tired, after her week's work, as a
man, and needs rest on Sunday, She
has no free weekday afternoons in
which to attend missionary meetings.
Hike is making her living, or else she
has clubs and coui-s'-s of reading to at
tend, or Is heart and soul at work In a
college settlement. In the church,
moreover, she must work under the
authority and supervision of the cler
gy; whereas on hospital boards or In
charitable organizations she has all the
the strength of church guilds and
meetings hitherto. The church cannot
afford to depend only upon the Inferior
woman, surclv. Cnn this ha tlw.
lng of the salaries offered to Sunday
' hool teachers In some of our cities?
The who.e quest.on is an .nteresUnJ
" some oenring up in
the aliened present decline of church
fe ,n America. Harper's Bazar.
"I've pictured the mai. that I'll marry "
she said, '
When reaching her seventeenth year;
"There's only one kind that I ever will'
And lie must a hero appear.
f, . i -. .. ... . t . i .
i insu uiimi oe buio ana nnnosoine
Apollo and llnrs all iu one
And . lf 1 cnn t "Pote ''" as I crave,
Why, then, I assert, I'll have none."
"All men have their faults," she was
bsnrd to exclaim,
MThen reauhiug her twenty-fifth year;
"Of course, I a in looking for merit and
Bet much may be lacking, I fear.
I'd like to have dignity, courage i,ud
wbo !f "V,""! ,rue;
for tbe race-
Rat half of these virtu
Hhe eat It down In ber thirtieth year;
liar ainllaa wr fnr all tha .k. .
.ha had decided, it seemed to be
I 8be wsnted tb man she could ret.
The American Olrl.
What makes the American girl a
attractive being ta ber self-coufl-
fw; , "
"" ammM pf
amlablllty and good temper.
aat a Batterer, aad J must
pretty women art aa mocb lo
tk taarlty ta tba United Htatea aa la
Mf attor aewKry, wrltea Vlacoaat da
wi ' m i am 1 i aaa r 1c I
Santo Tbvrso. In the Smart Set. l'.cau-
ty women 18 greater tlmn in others, and
'In this branch of natural production
tlie United States Is not behind hand.
This, however. Is only a foreigner's
view of the subject. To tell the truth,
I have never met an American gbi of
20 who did not consider herself fas
clnatlng; this Is self-confidence, and
for a woman to Ix-lleve she is beautiful
Is half way to real !eauty. Iu the first
place, a plain woman, who is aware
of her plainness, is unhappy, Man U
a selfish uniiual. mid d)ite what nov
els say about ad women and the pow
er of tears, unliapp!ues !s as rcpellaat
to a healthy mind as disease to a
healthy body. Then, the coiisflona
plain woman gives up every thought ef
pleasing-, and therefore Kbe does noth
ing to make herself attractive. She
does not dro.s In a becoming way, libe
does not smile, she doi not try tu be
attractive. She becomes sour or dull,
or both. Detroit Free Press.
For the Young Mother.
It is a pathetic truth that more aitU
dren are spoiled by too much love than
by too little, or, rather, by love, showu
In the wrong way.
So anxious is a young mother to
her little one happy, smiling and a inns
eJ that In quite early days she often
excites it with playing with It, talking
and tossing, when she had far bettor
let It rest and sleep. The happiest uud
healthiest babies are those accustomed
from the very first to lie ou a thick,
warm rug on the floor, cooing and
crowing to themselves, and not expect
ing to be picked up, nursed, rocked,
toescd and excited.
And later on the happiest children
are those taught to wait on and "help
mother," not those perpetually expect
ing mother to put aside her work in
amuse therm It is neither wise nor
klnl to so wait on a child's pleasure,
and to spend your time amusing a little
child, picking up Its ball, bnil'dimt
houses with its bricks, fetching and
carrying for It, Is to destroy Its pow
ers of self-reliance, to make It grow
up masterful and selfish, and an fit U
for a world In which the most helpful
are the most happy.
Children managed in the right way
are quite proud and happy to de ktth
things and wait on others, and this
should be encourage,!.
Carries Rural Mill
Mrs. Charles Smith, of Bdgurtea,
Ohio, carries the mall on a rural free
delivery route. Her route Is knew a
as No. 2, out ef
Edgerton. Her heme
Is a mile and a hakf
from tbe postofflee,
where she must g.
to receive the (Ball
before starting oat
on tbe route, which
Is twenty- seven
niilis long. One hun
dred and eighteea
families live aleaag
the route and s tatty
dally papers are em-
ias. c. omitd.
Ilvered by her, to say nothing of the
lot of letters and postal cards, ktra.
Smith began to work on tbe route on
July 1 and has not mlssec5 a single
trip. She attends to her household da
tles before starting from borne. She
carries her dinner and feed for ber
horse. Mrs. Smith Is a woman of re
bust health and has enjoyed
Shampooing- at Home.
An egg Is one of tbe best cleansers of
the head and hair that can be aned.
Break the egg and beat It up well rt
a little warm water In a basin, lean tha
bead over it and damp the bead and
hair all over. Next dip the fingers la
the beaten egg and rub thoroughly
with It. It will make quite a lather
and bring out the dirt. Proceed till al
the egg Is used and every portion af
the bead lias been nibbed "vlth It fte
hair must now be thoroughly and care
fully rinsed, using plenty of water. The
water should be poured over the bead
by a second person. When all the egg
Is quite rinsed off and the lialr eWa
, rub the bend vigorously to dry It, and
'.oen mo long nuir. Let It bang looae
for an hour or so, allowing the sir ta
play through It. Hair will be Improved
by drying It in the open where the sua
can shine on It. It Is not advisable te
dress the hair too soon after wash
lleaetjr end Wlednm Won't Mis.
An American scientist baa come ha
the conclusion that the tendency of tee
much education or Intellectual develop
ment in women la to make them loew
their beauty. He Instance the Kara
women of India. They are supreme
They woo tho men. control the affaire
of the home aad tbe nation, tranemat
property, and leave tbe men nothing to
do. Tho result la, says tha orient,
that they are tbe ugliest women ' im
World's Mnat Onraenae Hid.
Anna Countess be Castellan ateena
In the great bed of Madam DakT
vlgne. than which there Is no a iter
all the world. It la made r u.
ct-inr wood Inlaid with oraeiaaw
and baa painted panels by tb greaieaa
aVra of tba mfmmitk aUSlt?
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