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The Diamond Bracelet
By MRS. HENRY WOOD.
Author of EeuM Lynne, Etc
CHAPTER Vlt. Continued.) i
"Madam," said tho ofllcer "you must
bo awaro that In nit" Investigation of
this nature, wo nro compelled to put
questions which wo do not expect to
bo answered in tho nlllrniatlve. Colonel
Hopo will understand what I mean
when I eny that wo call them 'feelers.
I did not expect to hear that Misa
Seaton had been on familiar terms
with your servants (though it might
havo been), but that question, being
disposed of, will lead mo to another.
I suspect that somo ono did enter tho
room and make frco with tho bracelet,
and that Miss Seaton must have been
cognizant of it. If a common thief, or
an absolute stranger, she would havo
been tho first to give the alarm; if
not on too familiar tcrm3 with the
servants sho would bo us llttlo likely
to screen them. So wo come to the
question who could it havo been?"
"May I lnqulro why you suspect Miss
Seaton?" coldly demanded Iady Sarah.
"Entirely from her manner; from
tho agitation she displays."
"Most young ladles, particularly in
our class of life, would betray agita
tion at being brought face to faco with
a polico ofllcer," urged Lady Sarah.
"My lady," he returned, "wo aro
keen, experienced men; and wo should
not bo fit for tho office we hold if we
wero not. Wo generally do find lady
witnesses betray uneasiness, when first
exposed to our questions, but in a very
hhort time, often in a few moments,
it wears off, and they grow gradually
easy. It was not so with Miss Seaton.
Her agitation excessive at first, in
creased visibly, and it ended as you
saw. I did not think it agitation of
guilt, but I did think it that of con
scious fear. And look at tho related
facte; that sho laid the bracelets there,
nover left them, no ono camo in, and
yet tho most valuablo one vanished.
Wo have many extraordinary tales
brought before us, hut not quite so
extraordinary ns that."
Tho Colonel nodded approbation;
Lady Sarah began to feel uncomforta
ble. "I should llko to know whether any
ono called whilst you were at dinner,"
mused tho officer. "Can I see the man
who attends to the hall door?"
"Thomas attends to that," said the
Colonel, ringing the bell. "Thero Is a
side door, but that is only for the ser
vants and tradespeople."
"I heard Thomas say that Sir Georgo
Danvere called whllo you wero at dln
'; ner," observed Lady Sarah. "No ono
else. And Sir Georgo did not go up
stairs." The detective smiled.
"If ho had, my lady, it would havo
made the case no clearer."
"No," laughed Lady Sarah, "poor
old Sir Georgo would bo puzzled what
to do with a diamond bracelet."
"Will you tell me," said the officer,
wheeling sharply around upon Thomas
when ho entered, "who it was that
called hero yesterday evening while
your master was at dinner? I do not
mean Sir Georgo Danvers; tho other
t,' Thomas visibly hesitated; and that
was sufficient for tho lynx-eyed officer.
"Nobody called but Sir George, sir,"
he presently said.
Tho detective stood before tho man
staring him full in the faco with a look
"Think again, my man," quoth ho.
"Take your time. Thero was some ono
The Colonel fell Into an explosion;
reproaching tho unfortunate Thomas
with having eaten his bread for five
' years, to turn around upon tho house
and its master at' last, and act tho
part of a deceitful, conniving wretch,
and let in that swindler
"He's not a swindler, sir," inter
"Oh, no, not a swindler," roared tho
Colonel, "ho only steals diamond
"No moro than I steal 'em, sir,"
again spoko Thomas. "He's not capa
ble, sir. It was Mr. Gerard."
Tho Colonel was struck speechless;
his rago vanished and down ho sat in
a chair, staring at Thomas. Lady
Sarah colored with surprise.
"Now, my man," cried tha officer,
why could you not havo said it was
"Because Mr. Gorard asked mo not
to say ho had been, sir; he is not
friendly hero Just now, and I promised
him I would not. And I'm sorry to
havo had to break my word."
"Who Is Mr. Gerard, pray?"
"Ho is my nephew," interposed tho
checkmated Colonel. "Gerard Hope."
"But as Thomas says, ho is no
swindler," remarkod Lady Sarah; "ho
is no thief. You may go, Thomas."
"No, sir," stormed tho Colonel.
"fetch Miss Seaton hero first. I'll
come to the bottom of this. If ho has
dono it Lady Sarah, I will bring him
to trial, though he is Gorard Hope."
Alice camo back leaning on the
arm of Lady Frauces Chenevix; the
latter having been dying with curios
ity to como in beiore.
"So tho mystery is out, ma'am," be
gan tho Colonel to Miss Seaton; "it
appears this gentleman was right and
that somebody did coma In; and that
somobody the rebellious Mr. Gerard
Alice was proparcd for this, for
Thomas had told her Mr. Gerard's visit
was known; and sho was npt so ngl
rV tatod as before. It was tho fear of its
being found out, tho having to conceal
It, which bad troubled her.
"It is not posslblo that Gerard can
have taken tho bracelet," tittered Iady
"Xo, it Is not possible," replied Al
ice. "And. that Is why 1 wbb unwilling
to mention his having como up."
"What did he como for?" thun
dered tho Colonel.
"It was not nn intcntlonnl visit. I
believe ho only followed tho Impulso
of tho moment. Ho saw mo at tho
front window, and Thomas, It appears
was at tho door, nnd he run tip."
"I think you might havo said so,
Alice," observed Lady Sarah, in a stiff
"Knowing he had been forbidden tho
house, I did not wish to bring him un
der the Colonel's displeasure," was nil
the excuse Alice could offer. "It was
not my placo to lnfoim against him."
"I presumo ho approached sufll
ciently near tho bracelets to touch
them, had he wished?" observed tho
officer, who, of course, had now mado
up his mind upon tho buslncbs and
upon tho thief.
"Ye 8," returned Alice, wishing sho
could have said no.
"Did you notlco tho bracelet there
after ho was gone?"
"I cannot say I did. I followed
him from the room when ho left, and
then I went into tho front room, so
that I had no opportunity of observ
ing." "Tho doubt Is ' solved." was tho
mental comment of the detective ofll
cer. Tho Colonel, hot and hasty, sent
several servants various ways in
search of Gorard Hope, and ho was
speedily found and brought. A tall
and powerful young man, very good
looking. "Take him Into custody, ofllcer!"
was tho Coloncl'B Impetuous command.
"Hands off, Mr. Officer If you nro
an ofllcer!" cried Gerard, in tho first
shock of surprise, as he glanced at
the gentlemanly appearance of tho
other, who wore plain clothes, "you
shall not touch me unless you can
show legal authority. This Is a shame
ful trick. Colonl oxcuso me but as
I owe nothing to you, I do not see that
you have any such power over me."
The group would have made a fine
study; especially Gorard; his head
thrown back in defiance, and looking
angrily at everybody.
"Did you hear me?" cried the Col
onel. "I must do my duty," said tho police
officer, approaching Gerard; "and for
authority you need not supposa I
should act, if without it."
"Allow me to understand, first," re
marked Gerard, haughtily, eluding tho
officer. "What is it for? What is the
"Two hundred and fifty pounds!"
growled tho colonel. "But if you arc
thinking to compromise it in that way,
young sir, you will find yourself mis
taken." "Oh, no fear," retorted Gerard. "I
have not two hundred and fifty ponce.
Let me sec; It must be Dobbs. A hun
dred nnd sixty how on earth do they
slide tho express up? I did it, sir, to
oblige n friend."
"Tho duece you did!" oxchocd the
colonel, who but little understood tho
speech, except tho lust sentence. "If
ever I saw such a cool villain in all ray
"Ho was awful hard up," went on
Gerard, "as had as I am now, and I dia
it. I don't deny having done such
things on my own account, but from
this particular one I did not benefit u
His cool assurance and his words
struck them with consternation.
"Dobbs said he'd take care I should
be put to no inconvenlenvc and this
comes of it! 'flint's trusting your
friend. Ho vowed to me, this very
week, thut ho had provided for tho
"Ho thinks it only an affair of debt,"
screamed Lady Frances Chenevix. "Oh,
Gerard! what a relief! Wo thought
you wero confessing."
"You are not arrested for debt, sir,"
cried tho officer, "but for felony."
"For felony!" uttered Gerard Hope.
"Oh, Indeed. Could you not mnko it
murder?" ho added, sarcastically.
"Oft with him to Marlborough street,
officer!" cried tho exasperated'colonel,
"and I'll go with you and prefer the
charge Ho scoffs at It, does ho?"
"Yes, that I do," answered Gerard,
"for whatever pitfalls I may havo got
into in tho way of dobt and careless
ness, I hnvo not gono into crlmo."
"You are accused, sir," said tho offl-
cer, "of stealing a diamond bracelet."
"Hoy!" uttered Gerard, a flash of
Intelligence rising to his faco as he
glanced nt Alice, "I might havo
guessed It was tho bracelet, affair, if I
had had my recollection about mo."
'Oh, oh," triumphed tho colonel In
sneering jocularity, "so you expected
It was tho bracelet, tUd you? Wo shall
havo It all out presently."
"I heard of tho bracelet's disappear
ance," said Mr. Hope. "I met MIsb
Seaton when she was out this morning
nnd sho told me it was gono."
"Bettor make no admissions," whis
pered the officer in his car. "Thoy
may bo uted against you."
"Whatever admissions I may make,
you aro at liberty to use them, for they
aro truth," haughtily returned Gerard.
"Is it posslblo that you do suspect mo
of taking tho bracelet, or Is this a
"Allow mo to explain," panted Alice,
stepping forward. "I I did not ac-
cuso you, Mr. Hope; 1 would not havo
mentioned your natno In connoctlon
with It, bceauro I nm sure you aro In
nocent; but when it was discovered
that you had beca hero I could not
"Tho charging me with having taken
it Is nbsurdly preposterous'" exclaimed
Gerard, looking first at his undo and
then at tho ofllcer. "Who nt'cuse
"I do," said tho colonel.
"Then I am very sorry it is not
somebody elso instead of you, sir."
"Because they would get n kindly
"Gerard,' Interrupted Lady Sarah,
"do not treat It in thnt light way. II
you did tnko It say so and you shall
ho forgiven. I am sure you must have
been put to It terribly hard; only con
fess it nnd the matter shall bo hushed
"No, it sha'n't, my Indy!" cried the
colonel. "I will not havo him encour
nged I mean felony compounded."
"It shall," returned Lady Snrnh, "11
shall Indeed. Tho bracelet was mine,
and I have a right to do as I please.
Believe me. Gerard, I will put up with
tho Ios9 without a murmur, only con
fess, nnd let the worry bo dono with."
Gerard Hope looked at her; little
trace of shamo was there In his coun
tenance. "Lady Sarah." ho asked, in n
deep tone, "can you indeed deem mo
capable of taking your bracelet?"
"The hineolot was thero. sir. and It
went, and you can't deny It!" uttered
"It wns theie. fast enough," an
swered Gerard. "I held It in my hnnd
for two or three minutes, and was
talking to Miss Scnton nbotit It. I
wns wishing it wns ml no. and saying
whnt I should do with it."
"Oh, Mr. Hopo, pray say no more,"
involuntarily interrupted Alice. "You
will make appearances worse."
"What do you want to screen him
for?" impetuously broke out tho col
onel, turning upon Alice. "Let him
say what he was going to say."
"I do not know why I should not
say it," Gerard Hopo answered, in, it
must be thought, n spirit of bravado
or recklessness, which ho disdained to
check. "I said I should spout it."
"You'll send off to every pawnshop
in tho metropolis, before tho night's
over, Mr. Ofllcer!" cried tho choking
colonel, breathless with rage. "This
"But I did not take It any moro for
having said thnt," put in Gerard, in a
graver tone. "Tho rcmnrk might have
been made by any one, from d duke
downwards, If reduced to his last
shifts, as I am. I said if it wero mine;
I did not say 1 would steal to do It
Nor did I."
"I saw him put It down again," said
Alice Seaton, in a calm, steady volco.
"Allow me to speak a word, colonel,"
resumed Lady Sarah, interrupting
something her husband wan about to
sny. "Gerard, I cannot believe you
guilty; but consider the circumstances,
Tho bracelet was thero; you acknowl
edge It; Mies Seaton left tho apart
ment when you did, and went into the
front room; yet when I came up from
dinner, it was there no longer."
The colonel would speak. "So it lies
between you and Miss Seaton," he put
in. "Perhaps you would llko to make
believe she appropriated it."
"No," answered Gerard, with flash
ing eye. "Sho cannot bo doubted. I
would rather tako the guilt upon my
self 'than allow her to be suspected.
Believe me, Lady Sarah, wo are both
(To bo continued.)
PO uWTooTIsh NESS.
Not Always Kcutiomjr to Huy In I.nrgt
One of the commonest forms ot
pound foolishness is countenanced by
many high authorities. This is tho
purchase of certain household pro
visions in largo quantities. Few wri
ters on domestic topics fall to lay
stress upon tho economy ot buying
groceries in bulk; That sugar and
flour, potatoes and apples should bo
bought by tho half or whole barrel,
cereals by tho case, butter by tho tub,
and other things in like proportion, Is
ono ot the early precepts in tho "Young
Housekeeper's Complete Guide to Do
mestic Economy.", Tho Ignorant young
things buy the provisions first and tho
cxpcrlcnco afterward. Tho flour
grows musty, tho cereals develop wee
vils, tho potatoes and apples rot long
before they can be eaten, and tho
cook exorcises a lavishness in the use
of butter and sugar sho would nover
show were they bought in such limited
amounts that tho housekeeper could
hold close watch over them. Even
after theso events tho young mlstresB
feels as if sho were absolutely reck
less and no manager at all when sho
so far departs from household law aa
to buy food in small quantities. Indc
0 Kvltlence to the Contrary.
"Do you think that a man is always
better off for a college education?"
"No," answered the bousowlfo, rather
sharply. "ThlB morning I asked a
man who camo around with a wagon
whether ho had nny nlco fresh eggs.
Ho merely looked at mo reproachfully
and said: "Madam, might I be permit
ted to observe that fresh eggs aro al
ways nice eggs, and nice eggs aro al
ways fresh?" Washington Star.
Iouk Fnnugti for Any One.
Teacher How many of my scholar
can remember tho longest sentence
they ever read? Billy Please, mum, 1
can. Teacher What? Is thero only
ono? Well, William, you may tell the
rest ot tho scholars the longest sen
tonco you over rend. Billy Imprison
ment for life. Stray Stories.
7 osers are always in tho wrong.
NOTES ON SCIENCE.
ftURRENT NOTES OF DISCOVERY
The Nrml of Wiitor-Orliiktnir Sonic
tiling New on iliiiltrr A Itepeittliig
ami for lloy -A Murhlnc for Sink
tiik m:ki of vati:u-imunkinu.
A well-known nervo specialist has
paid th.it "all iieiiiasthenlcs (that is,
people with unhealthy nerves) hnvo
desiccated nerves and suffer from an
Insufficiency of lluld In tho tissues or
tho body." It Is probable that we all,
In moic or less degree, even when not
conscious of any definite symptoms,
iiro suffering in some part of our sys
tem for the lack of enough fluid, nnd
especially of enough pure, cool water.
Wo Know that mi nicely Is tho hu
man body adjusted and adapted to Its
uses that one part cannot suffer with
out all suffering, if tho nerves uro
desiccated, or dried through lack of
fluid, then it is certain that other tis
sues are also suffering from tho same
lack, nnd that the wheels of tho won
derful machinery uro being rliiggcd by
reason or waste matter which Is not
We see by this that water does for us
three-fold service. It feeds, it washes
and It carries away the cinders of tho
body furnace; and through the want
of It wo aro exposed to many and gteat
dangers. Tho tissues become too dry,
(he blood Is thick, and Its flow slug
gish, and tho retained wnste of the
body hcts up a condition which the
doctors call -"autointoxication," or self
polponlng. This condition may glvo
rise to almost any known symptoms,
from a plmplo to heart falluro, and Is
really responsible for most of the
scml-lnvnilds with whom the world Is
To obtain the best lesults from
watcr-drluklng certain rules should bo
observed. Peoplo do not all need tho
same amount, and it may take a llttlo
experimenting to find out Just how
much should ho tnken In Individual
cases. It has been stated by somo
physicians that live or six pints should
bo tnken during the twenty-four hours.
Of this only n moderato quantity
should be taken with tho meals. It is
a mistake to tako no water with a
meal, but It Is perhaps a greater mis
take to wash food down with water,
especially with Ice-water.
Tho best tlmo for watcr-drlnklng is
at night and early in the morning. It
1b well to form tho habit of slowly
slipping, during tho bath and whllo
dressing, two or three glasses of cool
not ice-cold water. Two or three
moro may be sipped nt bedtime, and
again two or thrco glnssca an hour or
two before luncheon and before din
ner. In a very short tlmo tho vnluo of
this habit will become apparent In the
resultant general improvement In di
gestion, temper nnd appearance."
RKPKATINO GUN FOK TIIK HOY.
When the Fourth of July begins to
draw near small boys will be looking
for tho gun which can bo fired the
greatest number of times In tho short
est space of time at tho least expense.
E. T. Adams and J. E. Simpson ot
Ohio have designed a toy revolver
with those objects in view, a plcturo
ot which Is shown herewith. Tho
gun has an automatic feed and ham
mer mechanism which relieves the boy
of every task but that ot pulling the
trigger. Tho explosive is in the form
of percussion caps attached to a long
strip ot paper, which can be wound on
a reel in the stock ot tho gun. A pull
on the trigger drives a sliding block
toward the muzzlo of the gun, which
pulls tho feed roller over far enough
to plnce a new charge In position and
also sets the hnmmor. A continuation
of the pull on the trigger releases the
block, which is driven backward by
the spring to strlko tho hammer and
explodo tho charge, tho concussion de
taching tho atrip of paper in lino with
tho hammer. To roload the gun a
plate at the side of the grip Is de-
i - -- mm - "--
MAGAZINE PISTOL. AUTOMATIC
tacbed, exposing the reel nnd fcod
mechanism, as shown in tho Illustra
tion. NOMK.TIIINO NEW ON JUl'ITKH.
The great planet Jupiter hns fre
quent surprises in store for tboso who
watch It closely with telescopes. Its
vast belts, composed apparently of
clouds, uro continually undergoing
changes, und occasionally an extraor
dinary apparition rewords tho patient
observer und sets him to wondoring
what is happening on the giant planet.
During the past summer a conspicuous
dark spot has mado Its nppearanco In
tho southern homlsphero of tho planet
and its motions aro being studied with
much Interest by astronomers. Somo
twelve ycarB ago a smllnr spot sud
denly sprang Into vlow, and drifted,
with icferenco to tho surrounding sur
face, very much us tho present ono Is
doing. When it passed tho colobrated
great red spot it seemed to bo driven
ft am Its course, and afterward btcamo
htrutig out In a reddish ntrenk. If tho I
new spot lasts until next July It will
also overtake the red spot, and may I
suffer it similar fate. These things nro
Interesting as occurrences on a world
nearly 1 ,400 times Inrger than ours.
The Island of Mnrgarltn, off tho
con,st of Venezuela, Is ono of the most
celebrated centeis of pearl llshory.
Tho Spaniards in the days of Columbus
found tho untlves of Margarita and
the neighboring mainland decked out
with pearls, and the pcart-produclng
oysters of that locality havo never
Blnco failed In their pioductlveness.
Recently tho price of pearls has risen
In the market and thn activity of tho
Venezuelan fishermen has correspond
ingly Increased. Metal scoops aro
dragged over tho oyster-beds, nnd tho
Intercut of the search culminates
when the shells thus secured are open
ed. A black pearl Is a rarity, com
manding n high price. Kino white
penrls, If of good luster, aro also very
valuable. A French company has re
cently obtained a concession from tho
Venezuelan government to fish for
pearls with diving apparatus.
POCKI-.T UMIAUKTIF. MACIIINK.
The Inventor of tho pocket clgarotto
machine shown In the Illustration as
serts that with Its aid It Is possible to
mnko n cigarette, by hand that Is tight
ly rolled and uniform In shapo and
density throughout, which Is more
than can bo accomplished without Its
aid by the ordlnnry smoker. In cn
rylug out the Invention a flat box Is
employed to contain the tobacco, with
n tubo projecting nt one end nnd nn
eyelet nt tho opposite end for tho pas
sage of the sliding rod which controls
tho packer. ThlH packer has n twist
near tho center, which forces tho to-
MAKES A UNIFORM CIGARETTE,
bacco through tho metallic tubo Into
tho roll of paper which has been pre
viously formed by wrapping It nround
the tubo and scaling. As tho weed
begins to pack near tho outer end ot
the paper caso tho later Is gradually
withdrawn from tho metal tubo, until
when tho end Is reached tho tobacco
is packed throughout tho entire length,
the solidity depending on tho desire
of the smoker. Tho case can bo easily
carried In the pocket and tho cigar
ettes are mado without 'the necessity
of handling tho tobacco with tho fin
gers. A FAB-TItAVKM,KO LOCOMOTIVE.
Tho English papers record the re
cent completion by express locomo
tlvo No. 1 of tho Great Northern
Railway for Its four-millionth milo of
travel. The engluo -was, built at Don
castor moro than thirty yeare ago, and
is still In active service. It has sin
gle driving-wheels, and wns one ot tho
first to be fitted with outside cylin
ders. Four million miles is more than
sixteen and one-halt limes the dis
tance between tho earth and tho
moon, and 160 times tho clrcumfcrcnco
of. tho earth. But the veteran loco
motive would havo to continue the
same average rate ot travel for about
700 years in order to travorso a dis
tance equal to that ot tho sun from
WONDKRS OF FHOHFlIonKHCKNCK.
In pursuit of the dream of "cold
light," or light without expenditure of
heat-producing energy, much attention
is being given to tho phenomena ot
phosphorescence. The sea is full of
this strange light, duo to animal life.
A minute phosphorescent rhlzopod
has been found so numerous in tho
damp sands 'at Ostend that Du Phlp
son describes a handful of this sand
as dripping llko molten lava. Among
the captures by tho deep-sea trnwl ol
tho Bhlp Challenger was a gigantic Py
rososma of which Prof. Mosely said "I
wrote my nnmo with my finger on its
surface, as it lay In n tub nt night, nnd
the nnmo camo out in a few seconds l
letters of flro."
A OOO Foot Cataract.
In exploring the Walplo river in
Hawull, a party from the Bishop mu
seum of Honolulu recently discovered
a cataract that has ono sheer fall of
COO feet, and In this exceptionally dry
season runs 8,000,000 gallons a day.
Tho party reached tho cataract only
because of tho low water, which per
mitted the explorers to ascend the bed
of tho Btrcam.
The Cowthorpe Oak.
The Cowthorpo oak Is tho largest
In England. It Is reputed to be ovor
1,600 years old, and its branches cover
half an acre. At tho close of tho sev
enteenth century, according to Evo
lyn'B "Sylva," it was 78 feet in circum
ference at tho baso ot tho trunk. Since
then a quantity of earth has been
placed around it as a support. It Is
estimated to contain at tho present
tlmo 73 tons of timber.
Franco has now tho deepest well In
tho world. It 1b 3,0,09 feet, and the
temperature at tho bottom Is 117 dc
. aniT A 1VC5' Afumrow
A blUA Yfc All'lliE.
WEAR 9UIT3 WORTH
Oklahoma Initlnn Women Anion the
Mont KitrniiKnt Ilrnmnni In America
Much Money Spout In l'nrchilr
Contly Ornament for Their Clotblajfr
It has Just cropped out In social
circles that tho Oklahoma Indian wo
men nro among the most extravagant
drcsaors In America. Tho fact Is
worth presenting to those who look
to Paris for their fashions. Thero may
como n tlmo when Paris looks to
Oklahoma If things go on In thin way.
It Is n fact, very narrowly known, that
many women of tho Kinwn, Comanche,
Arapahoe and l'oncu tribes have
dresscB costing from $750 to $1,500
apiece. They nro not mado in what
wo should call tho latest styles; the
decorations nro whnt count.
Tho squaws' money hi nearly all
spent In purchasing costly ornaments
for their clothing. Theso ornamonts
aro In tho shapo of Jowelry and pro
clous stones, elk teeth nnd pearls. It
Is nothlngout ot thocommon to bco an
Indian girl walking nround ovor her
reservation with ffiOO worth of elk
teeth tied to her dress In decorative
style. Again, n two-karat diamond is
no curiosity to theso dusky hollo.
Most ot tho dresses uro mado from
soft buckskin lined with Bilk or satin.
Red satin In n great favorlto for dree
lining nnd shirt wnlsts among the
Indian women. Yellow Bilk la another
of their favorites, hut violet was thn
prevailing color thin yenr. Next year
tho Indian woman who leads the fash
ion will docrco a now nnd flashy color
to bo the up-to-dato thing, and, ef
courso, nil of tho woraon will follow
her. Society as wo natno It 1b a thing
unknown among tho reservation In
dian women, but they havo a certain
envy of social standing Just tho satts!'
When they como to tho small towns
on trndtng dnys thero may bo assem
bled several hundred of tho women
from various parts of tho country, ami
they gather In tho ngency and talk''
over ovents among themselves, gossip'
upon tho scandals and rail ngalnst the
whites for hours at a tlmo. It Is dar
ing this function that they may he
seen in their best dress, and each one
tries to outdo her neighbor In orna
ments. Tho more elk tenth oao Ban
on her dress tho moro .popular she la
at theso weekly moottngs nt the
agency buildings. They examine each
other's dresscB carefully and freely
express to the wearer opinions upon,
tho quality and cost. It the drew
meets with the disapproval ot one, ahe
has no hesitation about saying ao to
tho owner of such dress, who retorta
as sho sees fit. Sometlmea open quar
rels ensue at these sessions becaaee
Borne woman has been too bold In ker
criticism. Before they go home they
tako a voto on tho dresses, and the
owner of tho best Is crowaed leader ot
fashion for the next week, and all
must refrain from criticising her drees.
During tho ensuing week there Is a
great race to outshine her garments,,
and this Is generally accomplished, no
matter bow hard sho may have striven
to hold her place In tho load. The
Bquaws do not havo to work as hard"
as Is generally supposed. They do
llttlo outsldo their houses, as the In
dians who have an Income from the
United States do not farm. Atl of the'
money duo the womonMs paid direct
to them, and they spend it .to please
their own tastes, which means for
dress. ' The fashions they follow are
very amusing to tho whlto icople, hat
with them it Is a sorlous business, and
the women are as much Interested la
their shopping as a white woman
would be at the counter of one ot the
largest millinery houses InlNew York.
Civilization Is steadily growing
with theso people, and tho ways of
tho whites show In manymatters Be
sides those of dress. Most of the
young mnrriod couples of tho Kiowa
and Comancho tribes havi comfortable
houses Instead of tep
well educated, having
on forced to
attend government sch
Is. To these
now manners of II To
and women take klndl
o young stem
hut the olderj
i, as do fall-i
clnss will havo none
continue to llvo In to;
bloods ot other south
ist tribes. The,
young Indian wlfo of
a fairly good cook a
tidy with her,
well versed fat
and red andi
house. Sho Is not y
tho art of dccoratl
grcon aro prcdomln
Cblors la all1
her rooms, whether in harmony or
not. The house has good furauBre,
but it 1b strangcy arranged. The
loungo Is a favorlto; piece ot furnitare,
and ono sees It in ivery Indian hoase
hnld, nlways In thj parlor. It the In
dians have a plato or organ It goes
Into the bedroom! Tho young back's
best saddle goesAnto tho parlor, aad
In many houses it is hung upon the
wall. Red rlbbois aro tied to every
thing, even tho all of tho cat, for ao
Indian household Is complete vlthoat
a cat and dog.-fSan Francisco Call.
Only lit Pint Bight.
She Do youl really mean to soy the
engagement h broken oft between
Jack and Mlfe RuslingT Ho Yes, I
heard It straight from Jack7. Sher
How strange. I thought It was a 'esse
of lovo at tint sight He So It'
but you ec they havo known.
other somo tome now. The King,
"No, I'm not very well impressed
with tho h uso," said tho prospeaUva,
tenant. "Th i yard is frightfully ssaell:
there's hart ly room for a single lower
bed." "Think so?" replied the Nssafc
. "But er-mlghtn't you use feldiag
I flowov beb)i?" Philadelphia Pfees.
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