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PINE ARTS BUILDING,
The Louisiana Purchase Expedition
la BL Loul In 1903 will be tho first
U tbs world'" history In which hills
sUr Into the cpmposltlon of tho main
exposition "picture." Tho natural
topography of tho si to prompted this
radical ' departure. The main "pic
ltur" of tho exposition (tho gront
spectaclo to bo mado by tho big oxhlblt
buildings, by water arid by sculptures)
It to bo located entirely within 'For
est Park, tho second largoat public
park In tho United States. The nso of
half of this park, tho unfinished por
tion, was granted to tho exposition
company by the city of St. Louis ns
an exposition site,
This part of tho park is hilly. It
contains n largo lovel tract of nbout
00 acres, which formerly supplied
npaco for golf links and a rnco track.
Prom this lovel tho ground rises on a
slopo of about CO degrees to nn aver
age height of CO feet. Tho main cx
Itlblt'btrildlngg, the big towers, tho la
noons, basins, canalR and Htntuary
groups occupy tho lower level. Tho
art gallery and Its by-bulldlngs (tho
architectural chof d'ocuvro of tho ex
position, designed by Cass Gilbert),
tho United States government build
ing, designed by J. Knox Taylor, nro
to bo built on the elevated tract.
In tho troatment of the Intervening
slopo tho commission of archltoctc
had scopo for originality. The dlffor
enco of elevation constituted tho chief
problem' with which they had to con
tend. Hanging gardens nnd a series
of magnificent cascades fill In this
portion of tho picture.
Tho main picture of the exposition
is roughly In the slmpo of n gigantic
fan, tho ribs of which arc tho avenues
of tho exposition. At tho apex of this
radiant composition stands the urt
building on an eminence. Thrco great
cascades that losuo from tho sides of
thrco hllla in tho form of n crescent
nro to course down tho hillsides and
to empty Into n grand basin. The'
wntor affects, radiating from these
threo great cascades, offer a mllo of
continuous wnter circuit.
Tho main cntrnnco to tho exposition
Is to bo on the sldo toward tho city
whero tho exposition slto abuts tho
finished portion of tho Forest Park.
A monumental entrance of magnifi
cent proportions nnd design, tho work
of Chief Architect Taylor, will bo lo
cated hero. Tho two oxhlblt bulldlmjs
immediately within this great portal
"..ii ' ' ""' "' ' """" ; ' -
TL.AN OF THE ART BUILDING FOIl THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION.
iWlll bo crowned by towers 100 feet
high, which will form a part of tho
plcturo of the monumental entrance.
Tho grandoBt residence street In St.
Louis, Ltndell boulevard, will lead
directly to tho monumental portal.
Tho main exposition plcturo covers
over two-thirds of n square mllo. Tho
avenue In which lies tho Grand Basin
is 600 feet wide. The other avenues
aro 300 feet wide. From tho main en
trance to tho apox of tho radiant plc
turo tho dlstnnco is over three-fourths
, of a mllo. Tho buildings are on tho
samo heroic scale.
Tho art building Is to bo n fire-proof
pormanont structure, nnd for thnt rcn
son cannot bo as ornato ns tho Bhow
buildings of staff which form tho rest
of tho main plcturo. To eliminate a
discordant noto which might enter in
tho Juxtnposltlon of a subdued build
ing with more ornato exhibit build
ings, tho summit of tho hill whonco
the cascade torrents gush will bo
" crowned by a mngnlflcont colonndo, or
peristyle which will close the main
plcturo and. exclude from tho grnnd
vlow tho tnoro subdued main art gal
leries;. Tho.colonnndo will bo termin
ated at either end by tho pavilions of
CARLYLE AND DISRAELI.
The roriuer Made" Aalmiued by the I.ut
Magnanimity superior to his own
could shame even tho dogmatic Cnr
Jyle. Tho man whoso arrogance of
opinion never permitted him to tuko
Anything back onco had to confess
'that a Jew had disarmed his bigotry
and changed his Insulting prejudice
into gratitude and respect. Disraeli,
jwhom"he' had often reviled in speech
and in spirit, had every reason to
know how bitterly Cartylo despised
him aud his race; and after ho had bo
como tho nioBt powerful man In Eng
land bo took his revenge. It was tho
Irongeauce Inflicted by a great man
who could forget his porsonal antipa
thies upon a great man who could not
inecognlzlng tho commanding Intellect
of the Burly philosopher and tho lustor
ilt conferred upon his country, tho
prime minister offored him tho knight
hood of tho Grand Cross of tho Order
of tho Bath, and tho "good fellowship"
pension once accepted nnd enjoyed by
Dr. SamueUJohnsbn and oIbo by tho
poet Southey. Carlylo declined the
title as being out of keeping with tho
tenor of his "poor existence," and tho
pension because ho wns not In needy
circumstances; but the fact of 'the offer
nnd tho generous languago in which It
wan conveyed startled and subdued
him. Ho wroto frankly to Disraoll:
"Allow mo to say the letter, both in
purposo and expression, Is worthy to
bo called magnanimous nnd noblo;
that It Is without example In my own
poor history, nnd I think It Is unoxnm
pled, too, In tho history of governing
persons toward men of letters at tho
present or at any timo; and that I
will carefully prcacrvo It ns one of tho
things precious to memory nnd henrt."
Subsequently he wrote to his friend,
tho CounUss of Derby: "Mr. Disraeli's
letter Is really what I cnlled It mag
nanimous and noble on his part. It
revenln to me, after all tho hard things
I havo snid of him, a now nnd unex
pected strntum of genial dignity and
manliness of character which I had by
no menus given him credit for. It is
us my penitent heart admonlnshes me,
a kind of 'heaping coals of flro on my
head,' and I do truly repent nnd prom
ise to amend." Ono nccd3 no better
evidence of tho real greatness of Cnr
lylo thnn the promptness with which
ho recognized this magnanimity and
tho manliness with which ho acknowl
edged It. Youth's Companion.
THEV ALWAYS DO IT WRONG.
Nut Oil" Woman In n Thousand Knuua
How to Leavii n Ktrcet Car. ,
"Dom these women!"
Thus ejaculated a Metropolitan
street car conductor In tho prcsenco
of a Washington Star reported ns he
gave the bell ropo a vicious double pull
to signal tho motormnn to go ahead.
A reporter who know him expressed
nurprlso nt ills ungallnnt remark. "1
didn't mean anything disrespectful,"
said tho fnro takor, wearily, "but some
times I havo to let loose. Tho women
set mo crnzy the way they get oft cars.
Now, thnt ono nearly got n fall by
getting off backward, the way she did.
It there hud been the littlest bit of
motion to th la enr when' sho stepped
off with her faco to tho lear etui sho'd
have gono kerthump down on tho con
crete. Not ono in n thousand wom
en," he continued, "ever alights from
n street car right. Instead of taking
hold of tho handle bar on tho upright
townrd tho front of tho car, sho grabs
the one back. If you don't beltevo It
watch this push und see It I'm not
telling you a true ono." The reportor
said ho'd wntch, and ho did, not only
on that cur, but several others he rodo
on during the courso of the day. Ho
watched mon und women alike. Out
of sixty-seven women who alighted
,'xty-ilvo of themgotup when their cor
ner wnu icached and carefully selected
tho wrong hundlo bar -to assist thorn
In alighting. Out of 114 men none took
other than tho proper clutch contriv
ance. Seven of them, however, invited
tho foolklller's attention. They Jumped
off while tho car was speeding rapidly.
Any Washingtonlan can prove tho
truth of Cqnductor 9999's assertion by
keeping eyes peeled when street car
MtiiRtt Contrlvaiim Three Onturlr Ago
I.Ike Thorn of Today.
In tho induction to Jonson's "Bar
tholomew Fair" wo flud tho "Stage
Keeper" says, "Would not a flno pump
upon tho stnge hnvo dono well for n
proporty now?" whllo in tho old play
of "Tho Taming of n Shrew" ono of
tho players who Is to act before Slle
I'll Rpi-ak fur the properties. My Lord, wo
Have a shoulder of mutton (or a prop
erty. Now, both theso quotations show
thnt "properties" three centuries ago
consisted of much tho samo things as
thoy do today. The mention of prop
erties In tho stage directions of old
plays aro frequent; a few Instances
must suffice. In Grocno'B "James IV,"
we aro directed to havo "a tomb con
veniently placed upon tho stage,"
whllo In tho samo author's Alphon
bus of Araggon" we read, "Exit Vohub,
or If you conveniently can, let n chair
come down from the top of tho stago
and draw her up." This Is Interesting
both for tho flno consideration for tho
convcnlonco of others which It Implies
and nlso because it shows that the use
of mechanical appliances for intro
ducing n dens ex mnchtna were not un
known. In Henslowo's Diary we find
an entry for n disbursement for a
somewhat similar contrivance "a pair
of pullles to hang Absalom." On this
point, as on so many others, Hcnslowo
provides ub with a great deal of valua
ble Information. Iu his Diary for Sep
tember and October, 1598, wo find that
ho expended 29 2s on properties for
"J?Icia of Winchester," a larger amount
ST. LOUIS I
thnn was usual with him for ono play;
tho properties for "Patlont Grlsscl"
cost him the much tnoro moderate
sum of 4 Gs, while among an In
ventory of properties belonging to tho
Admiral's mon we find such entries
as "Tasso's picture," "a trco of golden
apple," and "thrco imperial crowns."
Gentlemen's Magazine. '
SPIDERS OF COLORADO.
nig On That riourlth In the Bllddle
Professor K. T. Laughton has re
turned to his home In Now York after
(pending tho wlntor lit exploring tho
mountnlnu near Duena Vista, Col., nnd
Investigating tho habits of n species
of monster spiders found In the mlddlo
Cottonwood Pass, says tho Washing
ton, Star. Llttlo definite Ih known of
theso spiders, but around them has
been gathered n mass of Indian legend
and prospectors' yarns that rival those
of Munchausen. Many yean, ago
these spiders lived in a cavo easily
reached by tourists. It was In n valley
two miles northeast from Harvard
City, then a thriving mining camp
eight miles west of Duena Vista. In
1880, a man named Shultz cut his way
Into tho spiders' den. He did not re
turn, nnd a week later a searching
party found his body partly burled in
tho spiders' cave under a mass of fall
en rock. As it would havo required
concldcrnhlo timbering nt an expenso
of several hundred dollars to recover
the body, and ns tho man had no
known relatives, It was left undis
turbed. Shultz's skeleton Is still in tho
cavo, but tho spiders have found an
other homo further back in the moun
tains. Some of tho tnlc3 about these
spiders aro given in an old letter
which has just been found in Duona
VIstn. It says: "A short distance out
of Duena Vihtn there Is n cavo Bwarm
lng with spiders of Immcnso size, some
of them hnvlng legs four Inches in
length and bodies ns largo aa that of
a canary bird. Tho cave was discov
ered In 1SG3 and was often visited by
pioneers on their way to California,
who obtained tholr wobs for use in the
placo of thread. A number were cap
tured and tamed, nud manifested great
affection for all members of the fam
ily. They were far superior to a cat
in exterminating rats and mice, fol
lowing their prey luto thoioles in the
wnlls and ceilings. Ono spider, kept
ns n pet by a Buena Vista lady, used
to stay all night nt tho head of her
bed acting as a sentinel."
The Woman Would "peculate.
Among the storleB told of tho recent
Awry in Wall street is this: An nrmy'
officer stationed In tho Philippines has.
been sending home his salary to his
wlfo to save. Sho sought to add to.
it by taking a flyer in Wall street."
Sho had invested every dollar of her
husband's savings and In the recent
panic all was swept away. She ap-'
pealed to Henry Clows, with whoso
Arm sho had dealt: "If r show you
tho way to get your money back will
you promise mo that you will not
sueculato ncaln?" nsked h hmior
"Indeed I will." tearfully assented thn'
woman. "Well, bore's your monoy;
now keep oft tho market." Clews said
afterward that ho had not invested tho
monoy. A broker who listened to tho
story laughed. "Well, there's ono on
Clows. That woman brought pho
money right over to my offlco and
asked mo to buy Delaware and Hud
son for It I did so and she mado
?5,400." Utlca Press.
florernorihlp of New South Wales.
It Is extremely probable that tho
Right Hon. Sir Joseph West RIdgjway,
P. C, K, C. B., at present governor of
Ceylon, will bo appointed first govern
or of Now South Wales, under tho Im
perial federation of tho Australian
commonwealth. Sir West possesses
extonslve knowledgo of foreign and
colonial administration, baa been at
Ceylon slnco 1895, and his term of of
fice there Is about to expire. Ho com
menced a Bomowhat brilliant and
eventful career In tho Indian army in
1861, served In tho Afghan war. 1878
80, has been under secretary to the
government of India In the foreign de
partment, was commissioner for the
delimitation of tho Afghan frontier,
under secretary for Ireland, etc
A Fairy Cradle.
In South America tho Brazilian
peasant womon ofton tako their 'in
fanta down to tho water and nan thn
lpavcB ot tho Vlctotla R'glna water
Illy as cradles. Tho loaves aro often
a yard In diameter, clrcu'ar, and with
an inch high border which stands "ap
like the rim of a tea tray,
Economy la tho
casy-chalr of Id
The Diamond Bracelet
Dy MRS. HENRY WOOD,
Author of E&at Lynne, Etc
CHAPTER V (Continued.)
"I trust not, but I am very unhap
py. Who could havo dono it? How
could it have gono? I loft the room
when you did, but I only lingered on
tho stairs watching If I may toll tho
truth whether you go out safely,
and then I rcturnod to It. Yet, when
Lady Sarah came up from dinner it
"And did no one elce' go Into the
room?" he repeated. "I met a lady at
tho door who asked for you; I sent
"Sho went In for a minute. It was
my sister, Gerard."
"Oh, Indeed, was thnt your sister?
Then she counts as wo do for nobody
in this. It is strange. The bracelet
was In tho room when I loft It "
"You aro sure of it?" Interrupted
Alice drawing a long breath of sus
pense. "I am. When I reached tho door I
turned round to take a last look at
you, and tho diamonds of that partic
ular bracelet gleamed at mo from Its
place on tho table."
"Oh, Gerard! is this the truth?"
"It Is tho truth, on my sac-jd word
of honor," he replied, looking at her
agitated faco and wondering at her
words. "Why else should I say it?
Good-by, Alice, I can't stay another
moment, for hero's sonicbod) coming
I don't caro to meet."
He was off llko a shot, but his
words and manner, like her sister's,
had conveyed their conviction of Inno
cence to tho mind of Alice. She stood
still, looking after him in her dreamy
wonderment, and was jostled by tho
passers-by. Which of the two was tho
real delinquent? One of them must
A little mnn was striding about hit!
library with impatient steps. He
wore a faded dressing gown, hand
some once, but remarkably shabby
now, and he wrnppcd It closcly'nround
hlni though the lrat of Vi-i weather
was Intense. But Colonel Hope, large
as wore his coffers, never spent upon
himself a superfluous farthing, espe
cially In tho way of porsonal udorn
ment; nnd Colonel Hope would not
have felt too warm, cased in sheep
skins, for ho had spent tho best part
of his life In India, and was of a
Tho Colonel had that afternoon been
mado acquainted with an unpleasant
transaction which had occurred in his
house. Tho household termed It a
mystery; ho, a scandalous robbery;
and ho had written forthwith to tho
nearest chief police station, demand
ing that an officer might be dispatched
back with the messenger to investi
gate it So there ho was, waiting for
his roturn In Impatient expectation,
nnd occasionally halting beforo tho
window to look out on tho busy Lon
Tho officer at length came and was
introduced. Tho Colonel's wife, Lady
Sarah, joined him then, and they pro
ceeded to give him tho outlines of tho
case. A valuable diamond bracelet,
recently presented to Lady Sarah by
her husband, had disappeared in a
singular manner. Miss Seaton, tho
companion to Lady Sarah, had tem
porary charge of tho jowel box, and
had brought It 'down the previous
evening, Thursday, this being Friday,
to tho back of tho drawing room, and
laid several pairs of bracelets out on
tho table ready for Lady Sarah, who
was going to tho opera, to choose
which sho would wear when she came
up from dinner. Lady Sarah choso a
pair, and put, herself, tho rest back
into tho box, which Miss Senton then
locked nnd carried to Its place up
stairs. In tho fow minutes that tho
bracelets lay on the tablo the most
valuable one, a diamond, disappeared
"I did not want this to be officially
Investigated; at least, not so quickly,"
observed Lady Sarah to tho officer.
"Tho Colonel wroto for you qulto
against my wish."
"And bo have let tho thief get clear
off, and put up with tho loss!" cried
the Colonel. "Very flno, my lady."
"You see," added her ladyship, ex
plaining to the officer "Miss Seaton Is
a young lady of good family, not a
common companion; a friend of mine,
I may say. She Is of fcoblo constitu
tion, and this nffulr had so completely
upset hor that I fear sho will be laid
on a sick bed."
"It won't bo my fault If she Is," re
torted tho Colonel. "Tho loss of a
diamond bracelet, worth two or threo
hundred guineas. Is not to bo hushed
up. They are not to bo bought every
day, Lady Sarah!"
Tho officer was taken to tho room
whence tho bracelet disappeared. It
was a back drawing room, tho folding
doors betweon it and tho front stand
ing opon, and the back window, a
large one looking out upon some flat
leads as did all tho row of houses.
The officer scorned to tako In the
points ot the double room at a glance;
the door of communication, Its' two
doors opening to tho corridor outsldo.
and its windows. Ho 1 oked at the
latches of the two entrance doors, and
ho leanod from tho front windows, and
he leaned from tho one at the back.
Ho next requested to see Miss Seaton,
and Lady Sarah fetched hor a" deli
cate girl with transparent t skin and
looking almost too weak to walk. She
was In a vlslblo tremor, and shook as
she stood bcfnro the strnngor. ,
Ho was a man of pleasant tnannoxg
and spocch, nnd ho hastened to aosuro
her: "There's nothing to bo afraid of,
young ludy," said he, with a broad
smile. "I'm not an ogre; though I do
believe some timid folks look upon us
as such. Just plcaso to compose your
self and tell mo nt' much ns you can
recollect of this."
"I put the bracelets out here," began
Alice Seaton, laying hold of the tablo
underneath the window, not more to
Indicate It than to stendy herself, for
sho was nlmost Incnpablo of standing.
"Tho diamond bracelet, the ono lost,
I placed here," she added, touching
tho mlddlo of tho tablo at tho back,
"and the rest I laid out round, and
and beforo it."
"It waH worth more than nny of tho
others, I believe," Interrupted tho offi
cial. "Much more," growled tho Colonel.
Tho officer nodded to himself, and
"I left the bracelets and went and
sat down u ono of tho front win
"With tho Intervening doors open, I
"Wide open, ns they are now," said
Allco, "and tha other two doors shut.
Lady Sarah camo up from dinner al
most directly, and then the bracelet
was not there." .
"Indeed! You arc quite certain of
"I am quite certain," iutorpohed
Lady Sarah, "I looked for that brace
let, and, not seeing it. I supposed Miss
Seaton had not Inld It out. I put on
the pair I wished to wc'ar and placed
the others In tho box and' saw Ml"":
Seaton lock It."
"Then you did not miss the bracelet
at thut time?" questioned tho officer.
"I did not miss it In ono sense, be
cause I il'.U not know It had been put
oui," leturned her ladyship. 'I saw
It wna not there." .
"But did you not miss U?" he asked.
"I only reached the tablo as Lady
Sarah was closing tho Ud of the box,"
she answered. "Lady Frances Chcne
vlx had detained me in the front
"My sister," explained Lady Sarah.
"Sho is on a visit to me, and had come
with mo up from dinner."
"You say you went and snt in the
front room," resumed tho officer to
Alice, in a quicker tono than he had
used previously. "Will you show
Allco did not stir; she only turned
hor hend towards tho front room, and
pointed to a chnlr a little drawn nway
from tho window.
"In that chair;' she said. "It stood
as It stands now."
The officer looked baffled.
"You must havo had tho back room
full in view from thence; both the
door nnd tho window."
"Quito so," replied Alice. "If you
will sit down In It, you will perceive
that I had an uninterrupted view, and
faced the doors of both rooms."
"I perceive so from here. And you
saw no ono enter?" ,
"No one did enter. It was impossi
ble they could do so without my ob
serving It. Had either , of tho doors
been only quietly unlatched, I mi3t
"And yet tho bracelet vanished!"
Interposed Colonel Hope. "They must
havo been confounded deep whoever
did It; but thieves nro said to possess
slight of hand."
"They nro clever enough for it, some
of them," observed tho officer.
"Rascally villains. I should like to
know how thoy accomplished this."
"So should I." significantly returned
tho officer. "At present it appears to
There was a pause-. The officer
seemed to muso; and Alice, happen
ing to look up, saw his eyes stealthily
Btudylng her fncc. It did not tend to
Your servants are trustworthy; thoy
havo lived with you somo time?" re
sumed the officer, not apparently at
taching much importance to whnt tho
answer might be.
"Wore -thoy all escaped convicts, I
don't seo that It would thrpw light on
this," retorted Colonel Hope. "If thoy
came Into tho room to steal the brace
lot, Miss Seaton must havo seen them."
"From tho tlmo you -put out tho
bracelets to that of the ladles coming
up from dinner, how long was It?" in
quired tho officer of Alice.
"I scarcely know," panted she, for,
what with his closo looks and his closo
questions, sho was growing less able
to UnBwor. "I did jiot tnko particular
notlco of tho laps of tlmo: I wan not
well yesterday evening,"
'Was It half nn hour?"
l(Yes I duro say nearly bo."
''Miss Seaton." ho continued, in a
brisk tone, "will you havo any objec
tions to take an oath before a magis
trate in private, you know that no
pdrson whatever, except yourself, en
tered either of these rooms during that
Had eho been requested to go beforo
magistrate and testify that Bho, her-
f, was tho guilty person, It could
sc ireoly havo affected her moro, Her
chicks grow whlto, her lips parted, and
her eyes assumed a beseeching look ot
roc Lady Hope hastily mished a
cllalr behind hor, and draw her down
Really, Alice, you nro very foolish
allow yourself to be oxclted about
nothing," she remonstrated; "you
would have fallen op tho floor In an-
her minute. What harm is there in
taking an oath and In a prlva
room? You aro not a Chartist, or u
Mormon- -or whatever tho people call
themselves, who profess to object tq
oaths, on principle."
The officer's eyes were still keenly
fixed on Alice Soaton's, and she cow
ered visibly beneath his gaze.
"Will you assure mo, on your sacred
word, thnt no porson did ontcr the
room?" ho ropeated, in a low, firm
tone, which somehow carried hor tc
tho terriblo belief that ho bollevod that
sho was trifling with him.
She lookod at htm, gasped, and
looked again; and then sho raised hci
handkerchief in her hand and wiped
her damp and ashy face.
"I think somo ono did come in,"
whispered tho officer in hor car; "try
and recollect." And Alice fell back In
Lady Sarah led her from he room,
herself speedily returning to it
"You see how weak and nervous Miss
Seaton is," was hor remark to tho offi
cer, but glancing at hor husband. "She
has been nn invalid for years, and is
not strong like other people. I felt
sure wo should hnve a sceno ot some
kind; that Is why I wished tho investi
gation not to bo gone into hurriedly."
"Don't you think there aro good
grounds for an investigation, sir?" tes
tily asked Colonel Hopo of tho officer.
"I must confess I do think so," was
the reply. ,
"Of courso, you hear, my lady. The
difficulty is, how can we obtain the first
cluo to the mystery."
"I do not suppose there will be an
Insurmountable difficulty," observed
the officer. "I believe I havo obtained
"You aro a clever follow, then,"
cried tho Colonel, "If you havo ob
tained It here. What Is it?"
'Will Lady Sarah allow mo to men
tion It whatever It may be without
taking offenso?" continued tho officer,
looking at her ladyship.
She bowed her head, wondering
"What's the good of standing upon
ceremony?" peovlshly put In Colonel
Hope. "Hor ladyship will be as glad
as wo shall bo to get back her brace
let; more glad, ono would think. A
cluo to the thief! Who can It have
The detectivo smiled. When men
nre a3 high In the police force as he,
thoy have learned to glvo ovcry word
Its due significance. "I did not say a
cluo to tho thief, Colonel; I Bald a cluo
to the. mystery."
"Whero's the difference?"
"Pardon me, it is indisputably per
ceptible. Thnt tho bracelet Is gone, i
n papablo fact; but by whoso hands It
went, Is ns yet a mystery."
"What do you suspect?" ,
"I suspect," returned the officer, low
ering his voice, "thnt iilss Seaton
knows how It went."
There was a silence of surprise; on
Lady Sarah's part, of indignation.
"Is It possible that you suspect
hor?" uttered Colonel Hope.
"No," said tho officer, "I do not sus
pect herself; alio appears not to bo a
suspicious person lp any wny; but I
bcllove she knows who tho delinquent
Is, and that fear, or somo other motive,
keeps her silent. Is Bho on familiar
terms with any of the servnnts?"
"But you cannot know whnt you aro
saying!" Interrupted Lady Sarnh. "Fa
miliar with tho servants! Mlsa Seat
on is a gentlewoman, and has always
moved In high society. Her family is
little inferior to mine, nnd hotter
better than tho Colonel's," concluded
her ladyship, determined to speak out.
(To bo continued.)
WOMAN WHO RIDES HORSEBACK.
St. Louis for Gomo time past has
been greatly exercised revrardlnc a fnh-
equestrienne who has appeared dally
on the fashlondble drives around La
fayette park riding her steed bareback
and astride. Her identity was known
to fow nnd the majority marveled
greutly at her skill in mammlne hnr
spirited steed and nt her temerity In
setting at dcflnnco tho accepted cus
toms of her sex. With her blonde ,4
hair dressed pompadour, and hor blue
oyes flashing with exhilaration, clad
iu u cuiiging wrapper, wearing neither
hat nor gloves, she coes forth dailv for
an equestrian Btunt that astonishes
tho avenue. Tho identity of tho fair
horsewoman has flnnlly bocomo known
to tho public at large. Sho Is Miss
Jessie Goodpasture undt belongs to an
excellent ramlly. Sho knows a good
horse when she sees ono, but sho never
refuses a ride on any animal that Is
offered, no matter how sorry a plug
ue may ue. Sho nrefew a. hnrnn with
much spirit and plenty of speed, und
sno uoes not object nt all to ono thnt
tries to throw her. "I hnvn r.nvnr lionn
thrown," Bho says, "and I don't fear
being thrown. I guess I can stay on
any horso that comes along. I never
rodo a bucking broncho, though. I
havo heard of Miss Besslo Mulhall of
Oklahoma nnd tho way alio rides horses
and ropes cattle. Well, I suppose sho
Is a pretty good rider, but I can rldo a
llttlo myself. When Buffalo BUI wah
here two years ago I rode in his par
ade. I also rode In his show with tho
general turnout of riders, but I Ukt.
riding ostrldo bettor than on a side
saddle." Miss Josslo wont from"
Springfield, 111., to St. Louis eight years
ngo. 8ho has never owned' a horse,
but depends upon acquaintances for
nor mounts. Whenever n boy rldo
past tho alloy In tho roar of hor home-
sno craves tho privilege of riding hln
horse. Then tho neighbors wltnesa a
dnring exhibition. "I don't know why'.
I am so fond of riding," nho said. "I
guess I was Just horn that way. I'd
rather rldo than do anything olse on
earth. I Just must rliln."rhinnpn
Christian sclcnco is said to bo popu
lar among art students in tho Latin
Quarter of Paris.
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