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Sunny Bank Farm
The tears were scarcely yet dried,
Which he bad sued over his mother's
roinn, when Cousin Will mine to u, and
la one corner of his green, ova! trunk
there lay a tress of soft brown hair,
which be bad severed from that mother I ei! my lathers description. I wished njy
liead. He was the son of my mother's I self away. Just then the band inside
only sister, who, on her death bed, had j struck up, and giving my fears to the
committed hiiu to the guardianship of j wind, I pressed forward, once involun
Iny father, asking hini to deal gently u illi tariiy turning my ltad aside as I heard
Iter wayward boy, fur beneath hi fwilryla m:iri newr the door eteluini. "I'eacn
exterior there lay a mine of excellence
which naught save words of love could
It was night when he reached Sunny
Bank, and I was in bed, but througii the
dosed doors 1 caught the sound of bis
Voice, and in au instant 1 experienced
a sensation of delight, as if in him 1
should find a kindred spirit. 1 could not
wait until morning before 1 saw hitn
aud, rising softly, 1 groped my way dow
the dark stairway to a knot hole, whic
had more than once done me scrvii
, when sent from the room w hile my moth
er and her company told something I
was not to hear' He was sitting so that
the light of the lamp fell full upon his
face, which, with its high, white brow,
Jiazei eyes and mass of wavy hair, sc
va to me tne roost beautitul I had ever
seen. Involuntarily I thought of my own
plain features, and saying to myself,
"He'll never like me, never," I crpp
eaclt to bed, wondering if it were true
that homely little girls made sometimes
I he next morning, wishing to produce
as lavorable an impression as possible
I was an unusually long time making my
toilet trying on one dress after aooth
er, and finally deciding upon s white cam
one, wnicn i never wore except to
Church, or on some similar occasion, fii
tog an extra brush to my hair, w hich had
frown out darker and so very curly that
Charlie called me "Snarly pate," 1 start
td for the breakfast room.
"What upon earth has the child pot
war was grandma's exclamation, while
mother bade me "go straight back and
ehange my dress," asking "why I had
put on my very best."
"a..:-' i ...
unuu uer cap lor mill, l guess, sug
gested Charlie, who, boylike, wag already
on terms of great intimacy with his
More angry than grieved, I went back
uj room, wnere i poutea tor bait an
hoar or more. Then, selecting the wo.-st-
oogmg dress J bad, I again descended
tne ainmg room, where Charlie pre
sented me to Will, telling him at the
ne time to spare all comments on my
appearance, as It made me madder than
t March hare to be called ugly."
! "I don't think she's ugly. Anyway. I
like her looks," said Will, smiling down
Upon me with those eyes which have
me made many a heart beat as mine
Will had always lived in the city, and
aow, anxious to see the lions of the coun
try at once, he proposed to Charlie a
ramble over the farm, Inviting me to ac
company them, which I did willingly, not
withstanding that Charlie muttered some
thing about "not wanting a gal stuck
i In the pasture we came across old
Kfttei, whom Will said he would ride
f they did in a circus, if Charlie would
only catch him. This was an pfifir tnL-
for Sorrel, suspecting no evil, came up
to us quite readily, when Will, leaping
upon his back, commenced whooninir nml
hallooing so loudly tht Sorrel'g rnettle
was up, and forTVea'rly an hour he ran
quite as fast as his rider could wish. This
"was his first day's adventure; the next
one was a little different. Finding a cow
In the lane, he tried the 'experiment of
milking, succeeding so weli that when
at night Sally came in with her half -filled
pail, she declared that "Line-back was
drying up, for she'd only given a drop or
o." For this and numerous other mis
demeanors. Will also received absolution;
but when, on the jecond gabbat'h after
his arrival. be.iTid 'Charlie both Were
fclseed freW.JEhnrch, whither tjjey had
j5Pd Tlull half hS2f J owrrKn
vi our family, father grew' fidgety, hold
ing; hi hymn book wrong side up, and sff
ting, instead of standing, during the pray
er a thing he was never known to do
before. He was very strict in the ob
errance of the fourth commandment, as
Indeed were most of the citizens of Sun
ny Bank, it being an almost State prison
offense to stay away from church on the
Sabbath, or speak above a whisper until
for a long time the coming of a circus
kid been heralded by flawing handbills
In red and yellow, one of which Will
plastered on to our great barn door, from
which conspicuous post it was removed
by my father, who conscientiously turned
bis back upon men and women riding on
their heads, declaring it an outrage upon
II rules of propriety, and denouncing cir
cuses and circus-going people as utterly
low and vulgar. Thus from my earliest
remembrance had I been taught, and still
toy heart would throb faster, whenever,
with the beat of the drum and the sound
of the btgle, the long procession swept
past onr door, and more than once I had
stolen to the top of the hill, whence could
bo teen the floating banner and swaying
canvas, watching from afar the evil I
dared not approach.
Great, then, was my surprise, when,
M tbe morning of the erentful day. Will
snggested that Charlie. John, Lizzie and
. 1 should ran away hi the evening and
tieit the "doings," as he called it, I was
hocked that be should propose my going
to such place. "It was low aiM vul
gar," I told him. "and no one went there
Vet loafers and rowdies."
Bat he assured me that I was mistak
es, saying that "some of oar most respec
table people attended ;" and Hen he won
ded "hew I was ever to knew anything
. Lll- a . . ...
awes i ooce w a vhm wn w a circus,
ee a theater, er eemethji U fras per
f ;tljr rid!," be Mil tm ether t
caeped M at beta. Nobody else
J ea. There we Lawyer Basith's
- sinter, aad Jadge Brewa's aieee who
jrjg want, aad If kt dtaa't hart tbeaa
; t?Vt fcat aw."
iianail. prawkiiac m at
; - tmt at aarfc, liHla aa4 I, ea
ic catef ta hart atrtr, want to
t urn! memitm fa mm beat,
Ui wa k5, v aat
iimiii the roof of the woodshed, deseend-
lug thence by means of a ladder which
: Will and Charlie brought from the barn,
', 1 bud the iitinoist confidence in Will, and
j j et as I drew near the teut and sa
the rabble, whose appearance fully equal- I
l.ee a children, as I lire: Is the world
coming ty an end?"
Instantly Tny'fa'ce flushed, for I felt
that injustice was done to my father, and
my first impulse was to exonerate him
from all blame by explaining that we
had run away; but ere 1 could do so. Will
pulled me along, and iu a moment we
were iu the close, heated atmosphere of
the vast arena, where were congregated
more than a thousand people of all ages
and conditions. I was confounded, for it
seemed to me that each and every one
was ixiinting toward us the finger of
scorn. We had been but a short time
seated when Will nudged my elbow, mid
pointing toward a group just entering,
sa.d, "See, there's Squire Talbot, his wife
and daughter. Dr. (iriffin and lots more
of Runny Bank aristocracy. ,.Nu, ain't
jou giaa you came
I cpj'je(Mtvastly, gl! except the rid
...(, ui me Kin, wuo, i lancied, bad on
tier little sister's dress, and when the
came out I looked for ji place
hide my head; buT hearing the a
g tne spectators
cheer louder than ever, I cast furtive
giances at those around me, discovering
to my amazement, that they seemed more
delighted with her than with anything
else; while, to crown all. I heard Will
telling a young man that "she was
splendid rider; that he never saw but on
nuo coum neat her. Then turn iwj to
Lizzie, he asked if she would not like to
ride in that way? With an invohiutart
shudder I threw my arm round my sinter
as It to protect her from what I fi4r
would be worse than a thousand deltas.
I felt that not all the wealth of the in
dies could tempt me to fill the post that
mat rider did. Mademoiselle Gbraiiie
was just finishing up her performance by
riding around the circle without other
support thRn the poising of one foot on a
man shoulder, when who should appear
out our father.
He had missed Will and Charlie from
family prayers, and had traced them a
far as the pavilion, where the fee receiver
demanded a quarter ere he would allow
him to enter. It was in vain that father
tried to explain matters, saying "he never
attended a circus in his life, and' what
was more, never should; he'd only come
tor two boys who had run awaT." The
door keeper was incorrigible. "He'd seen
just as honest looking men." he said.
who were the greatest cheats in the
world, and if father wanted to in.
ne could do so by paying the usual fee;
if not, he must budge."
rinding there was no alternative, fath
er yielded, and then made his way into
the tent, scanning with his keen irrav
eyes the sea of faces until he singled out
.name, who was so absorbed in stamn-
ing and hallooing at Mademoiselle Gla
raine's leaping throngh a hoop that he
never dreamed of father's presence un
til a rough hand was laid upon hig shoul
der, and a stern voice demanded of him
why he was there? Perfectly thunder
struck, Charlie started to his feet, but
before he could make any explanation,
father discovered Lizzie and me. 'Twa
the first suspicion he bad of our being
there, and now, when he saw us, he turu--JI5ie
?.0d Tt?.M it smitten by a
heavy blow. Had he felled me to tbe
earth it would have hurt me less than
did the expression of his face and the
tones of his vnice, as he said, "x'ou, too,
Itosa: I never thought you would thus
I began to cry aloud; so did Lizzie, and
in this way we made our exit from the
circus, followed by Charlie, John and
Will the latter of whom, the moment
we were in the open air, began to take
tne LTame all to himself, saying that we
never would have thought of going but
tor nlm. and suggesting that 4ie alone
should, be punished, ss he was tbe cne
most in fault I thought this was very
magnanimous in Will, and I looked up
in father's face to see how it a fleeted
him, but I conld discover nothing, though
the hand that held mine trembled violent
ly. I presume he thought that iu this
esse corporal punishment would be of no
avail, for we received none, but in vari
ous ways were we made to feel that we
bad lost the confidence of the family. For
four long weeks we were each night
locked in our rooms while for the same
length of time we were kept from school,
Lizzie and I reciting our lessons to our
mother, while Will, Charlie and John, to
use their own words,. "worked from morn
ing until night"
But the wont part of It all was the
temporary disgrace which our act of dis
obedience brought upon father. A half
witted fellow, who saw him enter the
tent, and who knew that we were there,
hurried away to the village with the
startling Intelligence that "Deacon Lee
and all his family were at the circus."
The news spread like wildfire, until by
the time It reached us it was a current
report that not only was father at the
circus, but grandma, too! This was more
than the old lady could bear. Sixty nine
yeara bad she lived without ever having
had word breathed against her mornls,
and now, just as her life's sun was set
ting, to have such a thing laid to her
charge was too much, and she actually
worried herself into a fever which con
fined her to tbe bouse for several weeks.
After this adventure it became a seri
ous question in father's mind as to what
he should do with Will, who kept our
heretofore quiet household in state of
perpetual excitement Nothing seemed
to bare tbe least effect upon him save
tbe men tion of bis mother, and that for
tbe tine being would subdue him; but
when temptation came, be invariably
yielded, and Charlie, who was an apt
scholar, was pretty euro to follow where
hie wild, daehlof coaelB led. There was
caresry aay boyish rice to which Will
tu aat asore or leea addicted, and "Dea
con Lea'a aeaa," who bad often beea held
far their com pan lone, be
arer the eSs aaaga tree,
that "evil communication corrupt good
manners. After a long consultation, it
was decided that he should go to sea, acd
the next merchantman bound for the
East Indies bore on its deck, as a com
mon sailor, our cousin Will, who went
from us reluctantly, for to him there
was naught but terror, toil and fear in
"a life on the ocean wave." But there
was no other way to save him, they raid,
and so with bitter grief at our hearts, we
bade adieu to the wayward boy, praying
that God would give the winds and
waves charge concerning him, and that
no danger might befall him when afar
on the rolling billows.
Almost from my earliest remembrance
teaching school" had been the one rat
subject which "engrossed my thoughts,
and frequently, when strolling down the
snady bill side which led to our school
house, have I fancied myself the teach
er, thinking that if such were really fhe
case, my first act should be the chastise
ment of half a score or more boys who
were iu the daily habit of annoying me in
various ways. Every word and action of
my teacher, too, w as carefully noted r.nd
laid away against the time when I should
meet them, and which came much sooner
than I anticipated; for one rainy morn
ing when Lizzie and I were playing in
the garret, 1 overheard my father k.-iy-ing
there was a chance fur Itosa to teach
"What, that child !" was my mother's
exclamation; but ere he could reply, "the
child" had bounded down two pairs of
stairs, and stood at his elbow, asking,
"Who is it where is it? And do you
uplse I can get a certificate?"
"You teach school: You look like it'."
said my sister Juliet. "Why. in less than
three days you'd be teetering with the
grj-yuf'-ed you didn't climb trees with
the ooys. 5 ' ' -"!
This clirnbfhg was tmdeiiialiTy a fail
ing of mine, there being scarcely a tree
on the farm oh whose topmost limbs I
hadn't at some time or other been perch
ed; but I was older now. I was thirteen
twef days before, and so I reminded Ju
liet, at the same time begging of father
to tell me all about it. It appeared that
he had that day met with a Mr. Randall,
the trustee of Pine District, who was
in quest of a teacher. After learning
tuat the school was small, father ventur
. i . . . ...
eu 10 propose me, who, he said, was
ctazy to keep school."
a aoiiar a week is the most we can
give her," returned Mr. Randall; "and if
you II take up with that, mebhy we'll try
her. New beginners sometimes do the
So it was arranged that I was to teach
fifteen weeks for four dollars per month.
and board round at that! When Mr,
Randall came to see me, calling me Miss
t-e, and when I was really engaged, my
happiness was complete. In a country
neighborhood every item of news, how
ever slight, spreads rapidly, and the fact
that I was to teach soon became gener
ally known, creating qc'te a sensation.
One old gentleman, who. times iunumer
able, had held me on his knee, feeding
my vanity with flattery, and my stomach
with sweetmeats, was quite as much de
lighted as I, declaring "he always knew
I was destined to make something great"
.iui;i .-,a;.y vt rigiit, wds looked upon me
as a pert, forward piece," gave her
opinion freely. "What! That young one
keep school: Is Deacon Lee crazy?
Ain t I Jos a stuck up enough now? Hut
never mind; you'll see she won't keep cut
more n half her tune, if she does that."
Mrs. Captain Thompson, who was bless
ed with an overwhelming sense of pro
priety, was greatly shocked, saying
'she'd always thought Mr. Randall knew
just enough to hire a child," and consol
ing herself with the remark that "it was
not at all probable I'd get a certificate."
On this point I was myself a little
fearful. True, I had been "sent away '
to school, and had been fluttered into
the belief that I possessed far more book
Knowledge than 1 did; but this I knew
would avail me nothing with the formid
able committee who held my destiny in
heir hands. I ransacked the cupboard,
where jranr school books were kept, all of
which,' were for days tny constant com-
anions, and I even slept with one or
more of them under my pillow, so that
with the earliest dawn I could study. 1
was just beginning to feel strong in my
wn abilities, when one Monday moili
ng news was brought us that at three
clock that afternoon all who were in
tending to teach were to meet nt the
ouse of the Rev. Mr. Parks to be ques
tioned of what they knew and what tbey
icn t know. I was further informed
that as there bsd the year previous been
some trouble among tbe school Inspectors,
tbe town hsd this year tlajught to ubvi-
te the difficulty by electing nine!
One was bad enough; but at the
thought of nine men in spectacles my
heart sunk within me. In tbe midst of
our trouble, Aunt Sally, whose clothes on
Monday morning were always swinging
n the line before daylight, came in, and
fter learning what was tbe cause of my
usbed cheeks, said, by way of comfort
ing me, that "she didn't wonder an atom
f I felt streaked, for 'twan't oo ways
kely I'd pass!"
This roused my pride, and with the
mental comment that "I'd pass for all
er," I got myself in readiness, Juliet
lending me ber green veil, and Anna her
ne pocket handkerchief, while mother'!
soft, warm shawl was wrapped lovingly
bout me, and Lizzie slipped into my
pocket the Multiplication Table, which
he thought I might manage to look at
lyly In case of an emergency. On our
viiy father commenced the examination
by asking me the length of the Missis-
ippi, but I didn't know sa it had a
length, and in despair be gave up his
When, at last, the examination com
menced, I found, to my great delight,
that geography was the subject intro-
uced, and my heart beat blgb, for I
thought of the pages I could repeat and
rdetitly longed for a chance to display!
iifortunately for me, they merely ques-
ioned us from the map, and breathlessly
awaited my turn. At length the young
sdy who sat next to me was asked,
What two rivers unite and form the
Ohio?" I looked at her sideways. The
bloom deepened on her cheek, and I was
sure she had for rot ten. Involuntarily I
felt tempted to tell her, but did not, and
Mr. Parks, looking Inquiringly at ine.
said, "Perhaps the next one can. Ahem!"
poke out londly and distinctly, "Alle
ghany and Monwngahela," glancing at my
father just In time to catch a nod of
Tbe Mne" were taken by surprise,
aud ipatantly three pain of eye with
and all pain with eat glaasee
were broaaht to hear npon rae. for rea
sons beat known to thimailtaa, they ah-
rtf ase aerataat rarieU af
wuich I answered correctly at least.
tfiey made no comment, and were evi
dently vastly amused with their new
specimen, asking me how old I wss, and
exchanging smiles at my reply, 'Thir
teen, four weeks ago to-day." One of
my fellow-teachers, who sat near me,
whispered to ber next neighbor, "She'a
older than that, I know;" for which ts-
mark I've never quite forgiven her
Arithmetic was the last branch Introduc
ed, and as mathematics was rather my
forte, I hsd now no fears of failing but
I did! A question in decimals puzzled
me, and coloring to my temples. I replied.
"1 don't know," while two undeniable
tears dropped into my Jap.
(To be continued.)
Irishman Thought Man's Milliner)
Hills Must Ue Large,
A public Bcbool principal of New
York Cltywho, In the summer time,
takes parties of East Side children
Into the country, tells an amusing
islory iu connection with a class of
girls to whom he save a day's outing.
They were all dressed lu their Wst.
aud the principal, who told the expe
rience to a reporter for the New York
Tillies, said tliat when he had Uiardt d
the car ntul hail gazed down the line
of the girls' united hat-brims, he felt
HS If be lowl t-(il into the bsrifinir r:ir.
-s - ' "
n ns or liatiyion.
lie goon noticed that tbe other pas
seugers were canting glances in his di
rection. ud since then he hag won
dered how many of them received the
Kiime Impression from the party as did
an Irishman, who occupied the scat
ftcjMlicy lmd been ("pinning along
for a while the Irishman leaned for
ward and touched the principal's
"Sure, 'tis a foine big fani'ly ye
have," ho observed.
"Oh. they are not mine," the prlnci
"Ah, ye needn't be ashamed of 'cm,
man!" be nid. "Sure, they're foluc.
healthy girls, I very .wan of them."
"Rut they don't belong to me," re
peated the principal, laughing.
The Irishman leaned back In his
seat, -clearly unconvinced. He survey
ed the clouds of ribbons, lace and
flowers which floated above the bob
bing Ijeads of the eight girls, and
pretty Boon lie rose to get off. Rut
on the step he turned.
."Sure, ye mtjBt folnd It conies hlgb
In niiU'n'ry," said he.
lie Didn't 1-arn Much.
"And what is your agy -jnadam?"
was the lawyer's question.
"My own," she answered, promptly.
"I understand that, madam; but how"
old are you ?"
"I am not old, sir," with Indignation.
"I beg your pardon, madam; I mean
how many years have you passed?"
"None; the years have passed me."
"How many of them have passed
"All; I never heard of them stop
ping" "Madam, yon must answer my ques
tion. I want to know your age."
"I don't know that the acquaintance
U desired by the other side."
"I don't see why you Insist upon re
fusing to answer my question," said
the lawyer, coaxlngly. "I'm sure I
would tell how old I wag if I were
'But nobody would ask you, for
everybody knows yon are old enougu.
to know better than to be asking a
woman ber age, so there!"
ADd the lawyer passed on to- the
Knew How to Qniot tho Baby.
'Anyone would know that you were
married nian," said the matron on'
the train that carries commuters to
Youkers. "You know so well how to
He bad Just stopped the howling of
her yearling by a method all bis own.
He was a young man with a strng-j
gllng mustache, and the woman's noisy'
appreciation made him redden.
I Just know you bare a dear little
baby of your own," continued the
matron. "I Just know you have." The
young man shook bis head. "You're
Not yet," said the man.
Oh, tny!" exclaimed the woman.
and she reddened. "
"But I had some baby brothers and
sisters once," be explained, and the
com ranters for three seats up aisd
down tbe aisle smiled.
Break rest Food.
The Eskimo stood before bis wife.
wrapped In her furs, with a look of de
spair on his face.
'The blubber is gone, we're eaten
the last dog and my boots are too
thin to make soup of," said the cltt
nen of tbe far North. "Starvation
tares us In the face."
But Mrs. Eskimo smiled sereniy.
"Not yet," she answered. "I hare
been reading the advertisements in the
magazines and know the value of pat
ent breakfast foods."
Tbe husband looked puzzled.
"We will have t nice dish of flaked
snow for breakfast."' concluded his
loving wife triumphantly. Cincinnati
Judged by Modern Htandrd.
A magnificent work, bis latest story.
"Magnificent! Why, It's the finest
story that baa been published this cen
tury." "Indeed? What's tbe general Idea?"
"Oh, half morocco, gold ar uncut
edges, cloth edition, finished1 ta four
colon, with lllnn nated pagee to every
chapter" Baitln .re News.
It la true that scbelors are singular
follows, and It la also true that married
raea lead double Ursa.
Irea la a ttorar path a
araM atappta aa all the Uoraa.
Even the frivolous, trivial, cheerful,
good-hearted and almost "extinguish
ed" woman Is more iu her sphere thau
the loud, bumptious, virile woman
whose theories attempt to divert wom
an f rr m the put IT of pence and devotion
which waa traced out for ber by Prov
idence. I readily admit that women are val
iant, gifted with prodigious energy,
that their power of cndarar.ee Is great
er than ours, that they know how to
die quite a courageously as men, if
not more so.
Id the time of the Christian martyr!
they encouraged men to come with
them to the lions; In the Reign of Ter
ror they ascended the steps of the
guillotine with n firm step and even
ItCL-ired to he liolieriitoi! u-tien fh.'lr Itou-
l oHiiu.-i, lover or brothers were coti-
driuiied. Not only do they know how
to suffer patiently, but they know how
to help men to suffer.
Yet. see what a strange creature man
la. I rather like a woman who Is
timid; I love the one who, in a cab,
takes hold of my arm as If to tteek my
protection In case the horse ran away
or the carriage met with au accident.
Indeed. I feel quite grateful to lnr
for the little compliment fche pays me
in taking It for granted that 1 should
be able to protect her In danger; it is
a little passive homage rendered by
one sex to the superiority of the oth
er. It is true that this superiority only
exists In convention am' brutal force;
but the world 1s governed by conven
tion and brutal force.
I would have no need of a wife who
spent her life In advising and criticis
ing me, one who would deign to at
fiwer me after f-iie had answered every
body else. I may be peculiarly con
stituted, yet I believe that many men
are likewise constituted. I am aware
that 1 am not capable of much; but
the little I can do I produce tinder
the influence of praise and admiration.
A woman who looked up to me would
make mc produce something; tho wom
an who patronized me would extin
guish me oh the spot.
I love the woman who is smaller
than I and who can rest her head on
my nhoulder. I should not care for
one on whose shoulder I could put
my head without bending my legs. The
sympathetic, womanly woman appeals
Provided she ! pretty and cheerful.
sud her heart fc in the right place,
though she may be unable to discourse
on "Evolution," or solve problems of
analytical geometry, spfierle. trigonom
etry and celestial mechanics, she Is
good enough for me. Man lives by bis
head; but woman lives by her heart.
I forget who said that there are only
two kinds of women whom men care
to associate with tlwwe who are sym
pathetic and those who are brilliant.
Yes, but with this difference; you ran
endure the presence of the hitter for a
couple of hours; you can enjoy the
company of the former forever and
It seems as though spring and sum
mer hosiery had borrowed something
from the styles of everything else
worn by women. Laee medallions and
round and vertical stripes are seen;
stripes of herringbone, feather stitch
ing, braid and fancy Vandyke points,
in the popular colors of the season
upon black, white, gray or ecru
grounds. Light blue, pink and red
are favorite colors la fancy designs,
while all the combinations of black
and wTilte are styllnb.
Quantities of black relret ribbons
are to be employed on dressy gowns.
Black Is very effective In setting off
tbe light colorings fashionable In dress
materials and velvet Is settled on as
the tyllsb medium for supplying the
black. Much of this velvet rlbls.n Is
embroidered all over with tiny French
knots In white linen or silk, which
ever Is the one needed. Embroidering
twenty yards of quarter-Inch ribbon
with French knots seems like a wicked
waste of time, but that quantity ,,f
the embroidered rlbls.n Is only a mild
order, for such trimming are i,Hed ,y
wholesale. A much favored trick is
to run such ribbon Into the big meshes
of laces, and It Is possible to get a lot
of It on a gown when used In this
Tbe fashion of embroidering white
cloth In crewel work suggests a tssk
for the Industrious. A little Itolero or
a abort, pouched bodice entirely cover
ad with woolen carnations might be
easily accomplished, and, with a small
raat of arm lace and a plain skirt
tucked at the bem, will make a very
wall white cloth Easter gown; not
for Eaater Sunday wear, however. We
have left all that long ago. Tbe Ideal
hat to wear with this costume Is ona
-overed with closely clipped black os
trich feathers ami a crown of moufflon.
If a new hat lion of Mack ostrich
feathers with pendant tails and silken
fringe is added, the last touch la
given to a costume which will redeem
the most hopelessly unattractive
A Girl Knafneer.
Miss Alverda M. Motit, of 300 Oak
street. Columbus. Ohio, Is a splendid
sample of what a woman can do In
the Held of Inven
tion and practical
Stout Is a f un
Miss Stout is but
IS years old. In
!j September. lSiiS,
j she luade her de
but into the busi
ness world as a
bookkeeper In the
ing Mill. Rut of
fice work didn't
and besides the
MthS A. M. STOIT.
ambitious girl was not able to make as
much money as she thought she ought
to. So she conceived the plan of study
ing the milling business. So rapidly
did her application fit her for advance
ment that in a short time,' in spite of
her youth, she was put in charge of
the Hour department
gradually she acquired a knowledge
of machinery and mechanical devices.
She found that nothing fascinated her
half as much. Then she determined
to learn engineering. Friends sought
to dissuade her, but the nspiriiig en
gineer was obdurate. In Juiy, lh!H,
she began firing." and two month later
she was entrusted with the responsi
bility of managing the entire plant.
She passed the rigid examination, pre
scribed by the Slate, with complete
success. The district examiner said
he had never received more intelligent
answers. The engine Miss Stout runs
Is a stationary one.
Health and Hcatity.
A good way to purify the air of a
sick room lu rainy weather Is to pour
a little oil of lavender into a cup of
steaming hot water. This will also
purify dining room and balls of dis
agreeable cooking odors.
Grapes are said to be perhaps the
most digestible of any of the fruits.
The tonic qualities of unfernieuted
grape Juice are well known. Grapes
as au article of diet, with only a little
dry bread by way of a "filler," are
said to work wonders for thin, anae
mic people whose digestions are out
of order tligougb worry or overwork.
A Turkish medical suvant has dis
covered a new remedy for all diseases.
He got bis Idea from the fact that If
a person is very tired and changes his
clothes be Is refreshed. Following this
up, he has worked out a beautiful the
ory by which you can get rid of any
illness by frequent changes of clothes
of special make adapted for each Ill
A hair wash for those people- who
easily catch cold Is made by taking 5
eenta' worth each of camphor and bo
rax (both should be powdered) and
pouring over them a pint of boiling
water. Let this stand till cold, and
then bottle. When washing the hair
add a tablespoon fui of this to the
warm water. It Is a very cleansing
compound, and the camphor It contains
prevents any chill being felt.
A simple gargle for a sore throat
may be made by adding fifteen drops
of refined carbolic acid to a quart of
water. Remember to shake thoroughly
before using, otherwise It will be use
less, and gargle four or five times a
day. In case of swollen tonsils, a tea
spoonful of powdered tannin dissolv
ed in a tumbler of water forms an ex
cellent gargle, which should be used
every two hours. A gargle of perman
ganate of potash, not too strong, la
also excellent for use In cases of mild
The prettiest and daintiest of dress
er scarfs are. made of white organdy.
Cut the center a little smaller than is.
top of the dresser, edge it with a ruffle.
of the organdy about three lncbea
deep, edging the ruffle with narrow
lace; sew beading over the seam and
run bajiy rlblon tho color of the room
through the beading. Make an under
lining, the same color of the ribbon,
of lawn or any fine plain material."
These covers have only one drawback,
they cannot be laundered, unless a'
very fine quality of organdy Is used.
Hotted Swiss also makes a very pretty
cover and can be washed. Made In the
same way as the organdy cover they
add much to Its daintiness and bring
IHdn't Know Which.
Mrs, Nextdoor-Your daughter - baa
Improved wonderfully In ber pu
Mrs. Homer-I'm glad to hca7 yon
say so-lf you are really sincere
Mrs. Nextdoor-Why, what do raw
Mrs. Homer Well, 70a eaa, wm
didn't know whether (he waa lanror
Ing. or whether we were getthva aaad
to It-Chicago Dally New.
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