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Author ol ''The KtJnipped Millionaires," "Lionel Monroo's Ucctrlne." E(c.
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FliEUKuICK Ul-UA.M AlJOlS
CHAPTER X. Continued.
"Toll what well dew." said Fain.
'How ninny yard.s doos It take for a
dress? Fifteen? All right We'll
Kivo e sixty cents a ynrd rash
What dye say. Mr. Fnruswnrtli? Is
It n bargain?"
"All right." groaned the merchant.
"It leaves im nothing, but I'll do It
as a favor. Of course you want some
black lace for trimmings?"
'Sure." replied Sam.
"Something about twenty-five cents
a yanl." suggested Mr. Rounds. She
felt likt oni' who, linvluK fallen rum
grace, decides to go to perdition with
Hying colors. No one In Iteholioth
over bad imissossciI a black silk gown
with Ince trimmings.
"Here Is something at thirty rents
n yard which I can honesty recom
mend." snld Mr. Funis orth. After
inspecting cheaper (ualltles, on which
Mr. Furnsworth Hxod higher prices.
Mrs. Hounds consented to tin pur
chase of eight yards, thoi!;;h Mr.
Furnsworth ndvtsed ten.
Sam's crowning triumph was the
purchase of a black lace shawl, listed
at ono hundred ami tlfty dollars. After
ten minutes ol dickering with Mr.
Farniiworth, Sam succeeded In iirijulr
lug that treasure tor $11.2.". Like
wise be bought a twenty-five dollar
bonnet for three and a half dollars.
Handkerchiefs, stockings, petticoats
and shoes fell Into Sam's hands at
ridiculous prices, until his mother,
with tears In her eyes, declared that
who would not consent to the purchase
jf another article.
Mr. Furnsworth presented an Item
ized bill for $47.'.'7, which Sam paid
from a generous roll of greenbacks.
On the plea of arranging for express
ing the goods to Hlngham, Sam met
Mr. Furnsworth In his olllce and gave
him a check for the balance of $145.."0
"I swan, I haven't hail so much fun
in ten years," said Sam, as ho shook
assets- z,rzrc0 7zrst'j Tzrrjzxtz' rw&sr&jS&zkscxnrr
hands with Mr. l'arnsworth and
thanked him. "I reckon Ma Hounds
will be the best dressed old ludy be
tween Hoston an' Newport. (!ood
day. Mr. Farnsworth, an' good luck
Sam's New York Triumphs.
Ignoring his mother's protest, Sam
employed a dressmaker and for two
weeks Mrs. Hounds found pleasure In
agisting the seamstress with her
work. Sam had acquainted the lat
ter with his secret and she agreed to
protect it. Hut his precautious were
Like other crimes less difficult to
condone, this one was destined to bo
revealed. The preacher's wife called
on Mrs. Hounds, and since they bad
become very friendly, was shown the
new gown and the black lace shawl.
Whatever of envy arose in that good
woman's breast was lost in surprise
when .Mrs. Rounds Innocently men
tioned tho price she had paid lor the
"Sixty-live cents a yard for that
silk!" she exclaimed. "Why, my dear
Mrs. Hounds, ou surely must bo Jest
ing. I had a dress like that when I
was mnrrled, and It cost six dollars a
yard. And that lace at thirty cents.
It nurcly cost five dollars a yard, and
jiorhnps more. That beautiful shawl
must have cost nit-re than a hundred
dollars. 1 understand now," she con
tinued In some confusion. "Your son
Intended to surprise ou. It was very
good ot him and very clumsy In me to
reveal his secret."
When the visitor had departed Mr.
Hounds looked with awe at the gar
ni'mts spread out helore her. A t v
miliar step Hounded 1" the liallwa..
and Sam entered, his homely l--o
rosy with n smile.
"I'm bncl; orgntn," he said, fon 'y
embracing his mother. "Adtnlrln' . '.t
now gown, oh? (hi an' put It on. .in
yer bonnet an' shawl. I want ter - o
how yo looks, dressed up as er real
She hold his hands and looked up,
teara trickling down her faded cheeks.
"You you told mo an awful story.
Samuel," she faltered, "hut but I
don't think you meant to do wrong,
and and I'll pray for jou. You are
very good to me. Samuel. If you did
break one of the commandments."
"Thai dldn'L break no command
meat," said Sam with a contrite grin,
"it only klndor bent It er little. Won't
yo worry erbout ther cost of thorn
clothes. I've made enough monej
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since le been away ter pay for three
more dress's like that air one It s
none tew good for ye. an' I want ye
lo ear It Just as If ye wa'nt afraid
Sam's rapidly Increasing business
kepi him away from home much of
tin- time. Mrs Hounds was busy for u
mouth with her wardrobe. She then
knitted socks for Sam, until he had u
supplr siitlleient to last a lifetime. In
i his crisis of a dearth of work, tho
wlte of a neighbor was taken 111 with
typhoid fever. There were live small
children In the family, nnd they were
too poor to employ a nurse.
Aii hour utter Mrs. Hounds heard
the news she hud taken charge of the
case. Hour utter hour and day after
day she fought the attacks of the in
sldlous disease. She cooked the
ui'mIh, soothed the crying children,
spoke words of comfort to the dis
tracted husband, pcrtormod the house
work, ami slept at such rare Intervals
as she could llnd between her multi
tudinous duties. The patient wns
convalescent when Sam returned
homo. He at ouce employed a nurso
to take his mother's place.
She listened patiently nnd with a
puzzled smile to Sam's rebuking lec
ture. "When folks are sick, some ono
must lake care of them, Samuel," she
said, when he had ended. "They are
poor, ami I had nothing else to do.
The Hlblo says you must visit the
sick when they're afflicted. You won't
let me do any work here In the houae,
and I must do something."
Mrs Hounds was the llrst to learn
of sickness or of trouble in uny fam
ily for miles around, and llrst to re
spond. She oillcinted at childbirths,
or with tender fingers closed the eyes
of the dead and stitched their shrouds.
When children had croup or measles,
the neighbors sent, not for the doctor,
but for Mrs. Rounds. She found re-
luxation In sewing for any one who
would accept her services.
Sam made several successful ven
tures in the New York horse market
and decided to locate there. He
bought a cozy house on the Knst Side,
fronting a small park, and Installed
his mother as mistress of the estab
lishment. His business prospered.
Having .'Irmly established his posi
tion as a shipper and dealer In horses,
be turned his nttenton to the commis
sion business. Taking advantage or
a shortage in tho cranberry clop, he
bought a large part or the available
supply and cleared thousands of dol
lars in consequence of his sagacity.
He then mbarked In the produce and
commission business on a large scalo
and scored another success.
At the nge of thirty-five, having
amassed a competency, Sam Hounds
determined to improve what ho
termed his "hook education," Four
winter terms In the Rehoboth public
school gave him all of which ho could
boast in the way of erudition. lie
theretore began a courso of study In
a night school, which he attended tour
evenings In the week. Ho joined n
debating society, nnd becamo n mem
ber of various social and political or
ganizations in his district.
The corrupt Ion of the local politi
cians precipitated a revolt against tho
prity in power, nnd the voters of
Sn n's district held a meeting for tho
pui pose, of nominating an alderman
to stand against an Incumbent who
ha I betrayed his trust. Sam's nnmo
win proposed with cheers. He was
tu' itnatcd by acclamation and escort
ed to the platform.
If honesty is good policy In IjubI
ni'.ss, as thoy say It Is." he declared,
"it should be a good thing In politics.
Those who know me know that I'm
not a politician, and those that don't
know me will mighty soon find It out.
Tho only promise- I can make Is that
If I am elected nnd I calculate to bo
is that I would no sooner think of
cheating my neighbors as an alder
man, than I would of cheating them
In selling potatoes or cabbages."
Samuel Lemuel Rounds was tri
umphantly elected alderman by tho
largest majority ever cast for a candi
date In his district.
Lost in the Snow.
"Looks lil(o more snow!"
At tho sound of his master's voice
a shepherd dog raised his head In
quiringly, and followed the gazo of
the speaker as he studied tho leaden
sky and the crests of snowclad rldgc.i
and mountains. This habit of voicing
thought develops lu those who spend
long periods In solitude, nnd James
lllake--once a farmor boy In Hlng
ham, and now a California gold miner
nnd prospector was no exception to
'Let's get bieakfast. Hog." he snld
us ho entered the enbln. "1 told you
11 was going to snow."
Hlake's cabin stood well back from
the edge of a el Iff half way up the
slope of u valley In the Sierra No
vadas of Central California.
Scattered along the walls wete min
ing tools, iMiwder kegs, guns, fishing
rods, and a miscellaneous assort mentj
of lumber nnd firewood. A small but
strongly constructed ull was used as
a storeroom. Haunches of venison,
the enrcass of a brown bear, and long
strings of mountain trout were hero
securely guarded against the dopre
dntlous of wandering animals. Hags
of flour and oatmeal, some potatoes,
sides or bacon, ami the remnants of a
ham completed the more substantial
portion of Hlake's larder. Ho often
surveyed his snug storeroom with
much satisfaction. Nothing hut con
flagration or a serious Illness could
disturb his labors during tho long
Hreakfast ended, James Hlake lit
his pipe and started for the mouth of
the tunnel. Though less than an hour
had passed since he entered the cabin
the snow already had drifted across
the path and blocked tho door. Those
whose knowledge of snowstoriuu is
conllned to localities where u foot or
two of snow In forty-eight hours Is
cnlled a "blizzard," und esteemed a
meteorological event, hnvo no con
ception of a snow storm in tho Si
erras. Near tho timber line in tho
Sierra Novndfls there has been re
corded a fall of fourteen foot of
snow In as many consecutive hours
an Inch every live minutes a swirl
ing, writhing, choking maelstrom of
flakes, borne on the wings of a freez
It was such a storm that Blake,
faced when ho opened the cablu door
and plunged through tho drifts into
"This Is an old snifter, isn't It.
Dog?" ho oxclalmed as he stood In
the mouth of the shaft and shook tho
snow from his blouse.
niake lit a lantern and wormed his
way Into the dismal hole. A fow min
utes later ho was hard at work, paus
ing now nnd then to examine tho rock
with eager eyes. He had been toiling'
for three hours or moro when tho
dog's sniffling attracted his notice. As
he turned, the animal raised his head,
backed sharply, nnd growled In a
"What's the matter, Dog?" Raid
Hlake. patting his friend. "What a
cursed shnnio the creature can't talk!
What's up. old boy? Soon a boar.
Don't bother with him let him alone.
Go nway, Dog, I'm busy," niul Hlako
returned to his task.
Leaning back against the wall of
the tunnel, with his paws hanging
in a most doleful fashion, the dog
sounded a long-drawn wall, so pitiful
in Its Intensity that Illnko dropped
his pick and gazed at tho animal in
nmazenient mixed with terror. Tho
animal sprang forward and fastened
his teeth in tho leg of Hlako's trous
ers, pulling gently but llrmly, growl
ing and whining.
"This is a now freak!" muttered
Hlako, grabbing the lantern. "Some
thing has happened. Perhaps tho
Ho moved quickly towards tho
mouth of tho tunnel. Tho dog gave a
Joyful bark, and led tho way. Hlako
reached the open air, and floundered
through the drifts until tho cablu
was vlslblo through tho blinding snow.
The dog went past It, nnd howled
dismally when his master paused.
Rushing Into tho hut, Hlako secured
a long rope, one end of which lie tied
to tho leg of a bench near tho door.
Paying out tho coll ho dashes! sturdllj
(To bo continued.)
JAPANESE ARE TRUE POETS.
Chicago Club Woman Recalls Some of
, Their Characteristics.
An observnnt Chicago club woman
who recently returned from Japnn tells
tho following Interesting characteris
tics of tho "little brown man":
"He Is always a student and alwayH
a poet. Tho sight of an almond tree
in full bloom will cntiEo him to pour
forth his admiration in poetry, which
ho writes on streamers of rico paper
nnd attaches to tho limbs of tho beau
tiful pink flowering tree. Such a tree
may lu a few days becomo tho shrliio
of hundreds of devotees, each inspired
by tho sight to a high pitch of poetic
fervor, which vents itself In the form
of more poems, so that before tho al
mond season Is over a wholo orchard
Is often a fluttering mnss of poetical
tributes to the beauties of flora.
"f have known a hard working Jap
nneso to save n wholo year in ordor to
take hlu family on a trip to tho moun
tains to hear and study the music of
n distant waterfall."
Equal to the Situation.
Leonard D. Baldwin of ox-Attorney
General Griggs' law Arm told tho oth
er day of nn Irishman who was taken
by his priest In an Intoxicated condi
tion to a cemetery nnd propped up
against a gravestone Tho priest had
a lot of tho Irishman's frlonds come
to tho cometory drcssod In winding
shoots to scare him. Tho friends
wntched, whllo ono of them wont be
hind tho gravestone and poured
onough cold water on tho Irishman's
faco to wako him up. Tho Irishman
looked nround him. Ho saw tho tombs,
tho tombstones nnd tho figures in
winding shoets. "Shay, you follors,"
he said, "yo'vo boon hero longer than
01 hnvo. Whar klu 01 git n drink?"
1 mf nm,
For the Hands.
Always rinse your bnnds lu cold
Miter after having had them in water
which is more than blood warm. Dur
ing cold or windy weather it Is best
always to have some preparation
handy, that It may be applied when
ever the hands have been wet. Pow
dered starch Is very healing to most
skins; It is easily applied, not at all
expensive, and does not prevent one
from going about one's housework,
oven the cooking If the hands are
perfectly free from everything. Tie
a little In a thin nig and keep a box
near the wash basin. When the hands
begin to get sore, rub tho starch well
hi while they nre still moist.
Girl's Tucked Coat.
Simple, loose-fitting coats suit
young girls fur better than any other
sort. This one is laid In full length
tucks at tront anil back, that give be
coming long Hues, ami above Hie el
bows or the sleeves, so providing fill-
4710 Ulrt'a i int. (1 to 14 yitnrs.
ness below thnt point. The model Is
made of royal blue cheviot stitched
with cortlcelll silk and combined with
collar nnd cuffs of velvet, but all sea
Bonablo cloaking materials are appro
priate. Tho coat Is made with fronts and
back and Is fitted by menus of shoul
der and undernrm seams, the back
being left plain or finished with the
strap as preferred. At the neck is a
flat turnover collar tho points ot
which meet at the center, but tho
coat Is closed In doublo-breasted
stylo. The sleeves are full and am
ple gathered into straight cuffs.
Tho quantity of material required
for tho medium slzo (12 years) is -l-y,
yards 21 Inches wide, 4 'A yards 27
Inchon wide or 2 yards 11 Inches
Tho pattern 4710 Is cut In sizes for
girls of 8, 10, 12 and 1 1 years of age.
The Lace Scarf Hat.
The whlo scarf of lace or chiffon
Were ns much in evidence on Faster
hats as the lace and lawn fichu will
be on mid-summer gowns.
With remarkablo unanimity tho
ONE OF THE NEW SILK ETONS.
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Etons of silk, braid trimmed, aro
Among tho novel features of tho sea
son, and are charming worn over the
fashionable skirts. This ono is made
of black tafrota with rovers of heavy
ecru lace, trimming of silk braid and
ruflles of (Ino not top laco at tho
wrists. Tho Jacket Itself is plain, hut
tht bluovcs aro laid in box plaits
Short Descriptions of the Prevailing
Modes Kitchen and Household
Hints Medicinal Bath for the Ner
vous and Sleepless Silk Tailor
weather prophets and the dressmak
ers and milliner are preparing for
an old-fashioned summer, one of such
long-continued and Intense spells of
quivering beat such as visited tho
country lu "old times."
Consequently the modistes press on
your attention traveling suits with
untitled skirts and often unllncd jack
ets, so that even this skeleton coat
can be laid iinlile If uccossniy to get
relief with the cool lawn or pongee
shirt waist or hlouso which Is worn
The simplest frock Is girdled.
Hiussels net Is pnitlculaiiy adapt
able to the piesent flounced fashions.
CJtialul straw bonnets of almost tho
old "eottngu" shupo come for chil
dren. Have one or two fine lace gulmpes
to wear with low muslin and lawn
There's a new present to give a set
of Jeweled clasps to diaw tho eton
Laces, all-overs and trimmings of
all kinds me to ho picked up now at
Coarse lace will again be much used
on summer gowns, Judging from tho
Linen dusters are rovlred; tho new
kind are smartly mndo and finished
with fancy buttons.
The buckle feature Is one thnt can
be obtained upon lints and gowns.
Ruckles will bo used in a variety of
Those long tics of while net which
wind aiouud the neck tie lu a sort
bow in front, launder well and aro be
coming. Wreaths nnd bands or tiny flowers
find their way Into all sorts or turns
and twists on hats. A high sido lluro
with a deep Indention having a spray
or ruses Imbedded Is not an uncom
mon form of trimming.
Whisky or brandy used as a lotion
may prevent bed sores. For com
mencing sores use white ot egg rubbed
up with alum.
The builds can be cleansed belter
with win m water than with cold, but
they should always be rinsed after
ward with cold water, as this keeps
them In a better condition.
A famous lotion of colonial days,
known ns "Morning Dew," consisted
of ono ounce of rosewnter, half an
ounce of glycerin, half a teaspoonful
or borax and three drops of bezoln.
The quantities may be multiplied, if
nbovo tho elbows that aro extended
and applied over tho shouldor seams,
so giving the drooping lino. Tho
quantity of matorlal required for tho
medium slzo Is 3& yards 21, 3 yards
27, or 1 yards 44 Inches wldo.
A Way Manton pattern, No. 4,695,
sizes 32 to 40, will bo mailed to any
' address on receipt of 10 con
a greater amount Is needed. Tho lo
tion Is applied to the chapped face,
mndo rough from wind or exposure,
with a bit of old linen.
If you suffer from too high color,
give up during a period or ono month
all meat other than fresh fish nnd
poultry. Do not take oatmeal, stout,
wlnos, spirits or strong condiments.
Oreensturfs and milk may bo Indulged
Blouse or Shirt Walot.
Shirt waists long ago came to ho
numbered nmotig tho must-haves,
Whatever else the wardrobe may lack
thoy are certain to bu found. This
season they are. If possible, moro
tempting than over before nnd are
shown lu most alluring vnrlety. The
model shown Is now nnd smart and Is
suited alike to washable and to silk
and wool walstlngs, hut in tho case
of tho original Is made or ecruo ba
tiste piped with brown and trimmed
with little pearl buttons.
Tho wnlst !s mndo with fronts and
hack that are fitted by means of shoul
der and undernrm seams and over
4711 Dlouto or Shirt Waist,
32 to 40 bust.
which tho yoke Is nppllcd, tho exten
sions over the' shoulders giving tho
long and drooping lino thnt Is so
grently In vogue. Tho tucks at tho
hack are arranged to glvo the becom
ing tapering lines to tho figure while
those of the front and sleeves oxtond
for a part or tholr length only and
provldo fulnes bolow. Tho cuffs make
a novel feature and aro shaped to
match the yoke.
Tho qiinnllty of material required
for the medium slzo Is li4 yards 21
Inches wide, 1 yards 27 Inches wide,
or 2" yards 44 Inches wide.
The pattern 4711 Is cut In sizes for
n 32, at, 3t!, 38 and 40-inch bust meas
ure. Splendid Medicinal Bath.
Hero is a simple and avallablo
recipe a medicinal bath for tho ner
vously .vorn nnd those who cannot
sleep o' nights. It was tho proscrip
tion of an old physician. Take of sea
salt four ounces, spirits of ammonlu
two ounces, of puce alcohol eight
ounces and sufficient hot water to
make n full quart or tho liquid. Dis
solve tho sea salt In tho hot water
and let stand until cool. Pour into
tho alcohol tho spirits of nmmonla
and camphor. Add tho salt water,
shake well and bottlo for use With
a soft sponge dipped In this mixturo
wet over tho surfaco of tho wholo
body. Rub vigorously until the skin
glows. When nervous or "blue" or
wakeful do not omit this bath. Tho
rest nnd refreshing that follow will
amply repay tho effort required to
A good polish for stoves Is made of
ono teaspoonful or powderod alum
mixed with tho stove polish. Tho
brilliance thnt this polish will give to
a stovo will last for a long time.
To test tho heat of frying fat put In
a piece of bread, nnd if It browns
while one counts sixty tho fat Is hot
enough for raw materials. If It browns
whllo you county forty, It Is right for
food prupured from cooked moat or
fish, such as coquettes. Use plenty of
fat, and always strain it beforo nut
ting It nway.
Readers of this paper can urcuro any May
Man tan pMiom Illustrated ubovo by Oiling out
all blanks la coupon, and mailing, with lOceuta.
io:. E. HrrIson&Co.,6& Plymouth Place, Chi
,2o. Pattern will bo mailed promptly.
Waist Measure (It for skirt).
llust Measure (If for waist)
Ace (If ctilld'ij or miss's pattern).
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