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SYNOPSIS. Two minutes hurried conversation
and the English sailor says in quarter-
Kurton H. H:irne. a wraitiiy Amcrh-an deck directness: "I understand. No
Knirint; OtrsJcit. tin- Minus Knjc- nn tto:. nn i,ot .,.. oviit th dop
!iti IiVuNwmt, Iwnl Oi-nird Anstruth- OKC "lCa lnu ln-1 a,r except me aoc-
r. stiKi his cirte:ii l.ride, 'MariKi. j tor and Enid. If anyone prowls around
(i.lllgi.UT r til- r.ioli.s. frim Uio mur- J i,.j l0(l mo miir rvnl-r Karnpo
!.ro. v.-iLirtti. understanding that Ips i-ere Jenu me j our reoier, iarnes.
n-v.-Ji.nJ is to ' tin hand of tin- i;Irl l.i j You alwavs carry one."
1i.-.s. IZrJti Aisst: utlu-r. sister of tl'o nns- - an,i Von must fmm now on do
iiili !i.-u!.-ra:jt. Th.' four llj-frrtxn Aj-u- j Ch anu JOU lmlt'1 ,rom now on ao
-li. u. MarscllU's on hin.nl the I'Ycr.ch j tlio same," answers the American as
t.Miii. r o,n:;'ititino, Th v.-nd.-tui jiur- , ,,asse3 tnC weajKin to the English-Mi.-
an ) :us tin iart-t are ultuu: to J '
lMr5 Uii Jrain for London at Mnrstrillcs. ' man. He steps to hi3 own room, and
:.I.inn.i is lwn.J.-ii a mysterious not-
i.'u.-. a" iitiioiiu:niit of thi journey, i
l:n tit s ":?-. i.irt f the in
lystorious noic ;
-hi J tt,o!iw Icttor wliii-h liuorm nini
ilia: In- U mackl by th. nl(ttu. Hi
-ijil..y:: an AmviKviu l-tootiv- anl plans
j.. iMuit il.t- vondftta at their own Katrn.-.
CHAPTER I. Continued.
"How dare you send my child away
when 1 had ordered her to bed?" re
marks her mother, angrily.
"lied? Oh. Maud is too young to be
M-n tfi led."
"You think she is too young?" Lady
Chart ris toao is apiieasud.
Two minutes after. Miss Chartris.
eating bonbons in the seclusion of a
lua-nlficent confectioner's shop on the
mrs Kelznncc. remarks, suspicious
ly: "What are you doing all this Tor,
.Mr. ISarnes of New York?"
"I've eot a little information to get
liom you, Maud." pays the American.
"What Kind of a looking man was he
who jivn you the communication for
"He was an Italian or foreigner or
:!nething i-T that kind with the man-iu'i-h
.f a '.-ait'T or a gentleman. He
had a Ions -''Ji scar over his left eye
hrf.'A. I r it'ced that heaiuse his
sleeve Jitift !S had the same crest as
AIu-jmi D:. ila's by the by, hows
dtar Musi ""
"Tiie dc."! Do you think Marina
kii"w hiai" The American's voice is
hoarse wiJ" fonceru.
him. 1 si
l ' tell? llridie didn't see
'.'. gave her the note. It
r "ttipid, and she almost
Then M n.V
Jhhn ever To
1 : "!ive T.j-
eis opened biggt
Mr. Barnes --as stern-'
"What i.- l s you think I've got it?"
.Maud :nutr... affrighted.
"(Jive in- the note yon picked up
t!:m the ! of the dejiot when it
fell from Ma : ia"s fainting hand, and
turked in tha: "eft glove of yours."
"Not un'efs you buy 'cm for two
Imxes of in .rrons glaces!" asserted
the infant, crmiercially.
"Done!" iujs the American, sharply.
Miss Ch.ir'.ris unbuttons her left
i;Ioe and i.irefuUy extracts from it
and iihsscs Mim three pieces of paper.
"Now pa j up!" she exclaims.
Hut after matching the three frag
ments of a letter and glancing hastily
over them the face of the gentleman
in front of her has grown so distressed
and horrified that the candy she is eat
ing 5-lipi from Maud's fingers and tails
upon the floor of the shop.
The Document in Barnes' Pocketbook.
"You have read this?" Barnes is
f pea king while he is deciphering as
well as he can the mutilated note.
"How could I in the carriage with
oti and after that under mamma's
"Where's the -fourth the other
picrt-?' asked Burton, savagely.
"I 1 couldn't get the other the peo
ple were stamping about so." stam
mers Maud. "She was tearing it up
when she keeled over."
"Did Marina say anything?" ,
"Yes, she sorter gasped: 'Don't tell
him! Then Edwin grabbed her. But
what's in it?" asks Maud, as Barnes
strives again to gain the full meaning
of the three-quarter epistle.
"Nothing that would interest a little
"But it would interest ma. Let mel
tell ma. Then she'll let up on me."
"Not a word to anyone!" says BurJ
"Two more boxes of marrons
"Here, buy them!" The American
passed to Maud's eagerly outstretched
hand a couple of 20-franc gold pieces.
"But " Barnes' demeanor has become
terrifying, "if you blab of this, to, Ed
win Anstruther. I'll tell your mother
that you kept this note from her."
"Great Jones'!" mutters Maud, shiv
ering. Then she implores: "But if 1
keep dark, youll beg me off for run
ning away with you?"
"Yes, avoid your mother's eyes for
two hours and I'll probably put some
thing in Lady Chartris' head that will
make her so happy shell think yon the
nicest little chick out of its shell!"
The American coarteously leads tbi
CharTris infant to her hotel, but even
as he bids the child adieu at the door
the clerk comine out. savs: "Monsieur
Barnes, a note for you at the oBce." t '
Burton has been compelled tp regie.;
ter himself and party. Jle steps ia.
tearing open an envelope addressed in
an unknown hand, reads what, stable
minded as he is. gives him a shock.
"This compels tsiejo tell Edwin. .1
must post him a little bit." he thinks
rapidly, and actiag.with equal .prompt
ness, steps into the cafe. Not 'finding
Anstruther there; Barnes walks up the
At the door of his wife's chamber,
the English naval oAcer is pacing the
"Marina is much better.' She has
recovered her senses," says '.Edwin,
elatedly. "But Enid believes it best
for me not to see her immediatelyaad
the French physician declares it is
madness at present to think, of the
fatigue of a long railway journey for
"I had feared that," remarks Baraea.
"The important thing is now to guard
"Guard fcerr ' ; . - .
"Yea. It is now imperative that r
tell ycm. AiraUMr.jtmUiagLwoM
have kept froarotm.
-- J. is. "iV
Retg anotiler j,istoi froni nis valise, i
muttering grimly: "If I have to shoot.
i it will be to'kill. Xow, this makes it
necessary to .see Elijah Emory at
once. Luckily 1 cabled him."
Making his way hurriedly to the
busy Cours lielzunce, Karnes steps
into the Hotel des Deux-Mondes, a
well-known house of commercial en
tertainment. A moment's inquiry of
the polite clerk and he steps into the
correspondence room of the hotel.
After looking about a moment, he
places his 'hand on the shoulder of a
man engaged in writing.
"I saw you come in the door,
Barnes!" says the man. continuing his
labor. ""Glad to lehold you. Your
wire from Ajaccio came last night.
I've got all the information for you.
I missed you at the gare. and reck
oned you'd gone on to Paris. Here's
what you wanted, finished." He passes
him the paper.
Barnes glances carefully about the
ronm which is deserted.
"There's no living thing here except
flies." remarks Emory. "I took care
of that before I began to write ray
confidential report for you. I'll keep
my eye on the door, so you can speak
"Have you exer been over in Cor
sica?" whispers his client.
Never:" says the detective. "And
I don't hanker after going there. If a j
Wf?" - -e-y
"Gee Whiz, You Want Me to Put My Finger in a Regular Carsican .Ven
Coisicau commits a crime and gets to
his blessed island, he can stay there
for me. To arrest him the gendarmes
might have to kill his whole tribe;
they hang together like a flock of wild
"Yes, too much. Now I'll tell you
what I want you to do for me. Emory.
I waat you to act as a buffer."
"A buffer agin what?"
"Against the intangible. I haven't
settled exactly against whom, but
listen to my story, It won't take over
half an hour. Then you'll know how
Rapidly, but under his breath.
Barnes tells the American detective of
the extraordinary, uncalled for and
mistaken Corsican blood feud thatf he
fears instead of having been satisfied
two nights before by the death of two
men, has .been increased and extended.
During the first of his story, Emory
beams upon him with the genial smile
of a man expecting ducats. During
the latter part of it, his face grows
worried, several times he nervously
wipes the perspiration from his brow.
and squirms all over his seat uneasily.
At the close he shudders: "Gee whir,
'you .want me to put my finger in a
regular Corsican vendetta? Notonycr
blooming life! Not for all the rhhio
in Baring Brothers'. Besides, women
sometimes take a hand in these affairs
and play the very devil."
"Yes, it's because one unfortunate
lady is already in this affair and an
other may be drawn into it I speak' to
you," Implores Barnes. "I know money
won't tempt you. Emory, but a coun
trywoman, or rather one who will be a
countrywoman "" J
"Oh, you mean the future Mrs.
Barnes of New York. Well, for her
sake, hang me if I don't go you!"
'Thank yon!" Barnes gives Emory
a. grateful grip, adding, earnestly:
"Now, let's look over this affair.
There's money enough in the pockets
at one,or two of these people to carry
the 'fead to the ends of the earth. A
few moments ago Mold yon aboat Ed
win's bride following the man sheH
thonght had killed her brother to
Egypt.. Now, when I walk down Broad
way on a pleasant evening from the
theater. I'm not going to be kwking
over my shoulder for a dagger m my
back. There's only one' way to settle
this affair. ,-? rsor- xi
"How: that?y .
"Squelch it!" says ttarnes, savagely,
"by killing those who would murder
me and my kin." ,
"But the. French government?"
"The French government .won't -pre
vent my defending myself. In Corsica
itself France has practically ncTer ia
terfered in vendettas. As I wired, you
have obtained as far as yon can, a'llst
of all the relatives of Masso Danella.".
Barnes looks over the paper Emory
has given him and observes:' "AIL ex
cept Corregio Cipriano Danella, Mas
so's half brother, are practically
"Yes,""say8 Emory, "except there's
a' cousin a kind of knock-about fel
low, Enrico, who's Corsican also I
didn't get htm till the last. You'll find
his name at the bottom of the page."
"Where is he?" asks Barnes.
"Oh. Enrico's about the Riviera
some place, I reckon. They say he's
always near a gaming table when he's
got any money in his pocket. When
he hasn't, Enrico don't-care what he
does to get more," answers the detec
tive., "But, from your report, Corregio, the
brother, is now in Marseilles. Well
take this Corregio first. He has a
country estate near Serra in the island
and spends the balance of his time
chiefly in southern France; is intense
ly Corsican," returns Barnes. Taking
from his pocketbook the fragments of
4he note Maud had given him the one
that had produced Marina's nervous
stroke he places them before the de
tective, and asks: "Is this Corregio
"1 can't tell, but I'll- find out for
you." answers Elijah, then his eyes
begin to roll, as he mutters: "Whew!
judging from the part of it I can read,
that's a nasty document."
"Yes. though I don't think we've gait
the worst of it, it is as crafty as it is
cruel. It was given to the bride not
entirely recovered from the agitation
of ihat horrible wedding night to so
shock her delicate and already over
taxed nerves that we cannot move
away from here. Some devil in Mar
seilles is trying to hold us here till
these bloodhounds arrive from Corsica
and have time to act Here's another
note in the same handwriting that puts
me in," remarks Burton, moodily. "I
received it at my hotel half an hour
ago. It's the Corsican custom to give
a delicate-hint to the doomed.''
" 'Have a care of yourself! This is
thy "warning. Remember 'death is on
you and your spouse and your off
.spring, born and unborn; "
''Pleasant reading for a man with his
wedding day just ahead of him," snarls
the New Yorker. "That's what makes
me as vindictive as 'they are."
"Do you think with this in your
hand," whispers Emory, impressively,
"you should have a wedding day: I've
heard such monstrous reports about
them from Perrier, the French detec
tive. whojwent over these once "
"Not .until. this is finished." inter
jects,. Burton, with -a moan of 'disap
pointment. The detective's comment- makes
even Barnes' regular pulse beat slower
"Well, what are your plans to meet
this?" asks the American criminolo '
gist.. - - ,. " .,v ' f--
"Ut-.nt.1tC IM. VTA,. alflnillA OAf
j.j ujUiwMic iti.' omu ;, nnjo
Barnes, tersely. "I'm' going to get out
women in a safe place and then then
the hunted becomes the hunter!"
"But how are ye to get the -women
-safe?-' .Someone may be potting em
while you're rounding up the others!
How rare yegolng to fix that?"
(TO BE CONTINUED.) ' -
One Girl's View ef Beauty.
"Beauty "in" some ways is a handi
cap." she said, slowly, "Do you know.
Jerry. thatt it seems to me almost as
humiliating to "be. loved for one's
beauty as for one's money. And it
gives false values for a short time.
Money, after all, doesn't vanish like
one's good looks, with years. How is
one to know what one will have left
when one's beauty goes?" The Cen
Among the staircases thet world over
none is so long or difficalt of 'ascent
as "Jacob's Ladder." This flight con
tains' more thaaTTM steps, all 'rising
with the same lift. In the same direc
Uoa. The steps rise at an angle of ex
actly 45 degrees. "Jacob's Ladder"
asceaas a steep WB at 8t" Helena.
The st are sktnraliy the most di
rect rowtets thf summit kt the hill,
and despite their great length, arc
climbed daily by wayfarers.
Tank and northern Gopuram
WAIF TO BE WEALTHY.
LEFT ON DOORSTEP OF BACH
ELOR BOARDING HOUSE.
Bouncing Boy Has Won Hearts of En:
tire Neighborhood at Marquette,
Mich. Will Be Formally
Marquette. Mich. Unique among
the functions of Marquette's present
social season was the "shower" re
cently given to "Baby Charlie." a
jolly, gray-eyed little youngster, who
just a month ago was left on the door
step of a Loardingjiouse tenanted for
the most part by wealthy bachelors.
The father and mother or the infant
.ore unknown, and it is a mystery what
stress of circumstances caused them
to abandon the child to strangers, but
it is doubtful if theie ever was a baby
.more, blessed w,ith foster parents than
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'STUDIES RUINS OF LOST CITIES.
Cornell Expedition Makes Valuable
Discoveries in Asia Minor.
" Ithaca. N. Y. Prof. Sterrett has just
rtceived his first reiiort from the Cor
nell expedition to the Assyro-Babylo-jtfau
orient. The party consists of A.
T. Olmstead. tB, VB. jCharles and J. E.
Wrench. - The ireport. says, that the
principal sites., of. the. region explored
have been' fixed astronomically for the
first time, disclosing, many defects In
even-the best: maps, ;Over 50 sites
nave 'oeen csirouny .ewoiuicu u
proved to berpre-classic, and of these
a considerable' projiortion can be con
nected with an alreadyknqwu classic
locality. v i
The pre-classic of Iconing, the most
important city of southeastern Asia
Minor, has been found. Much of the
pottery found there is 'similar to the
early types" found att Troy., and a bet
ter site for excavation has not yet
been seen by the expedition.
Over 3,000 potsherds .have thus far
been collected and studied. 'Most .im
portant are the various sherds of My
cenaean character showing connection
with the Greek world of the time of
In the light of the material collect
ed, it seems almost certain, says the
report, that some of the most wide
spread views in regard to the earlier
people of Asia Minor and their connec
tions must be modified, or abandoned.
'A marble idol of a type hitherto
found only in the Greek islands in' pre-1
Mycenaean settlements was -found at?
Angora. This link between the early
inhabitants of Greece and. of Asia Mi
nor is of very great interest. '
Embroidery Industry in Calcutta.
Consul General W. H. Michael
makes the following, report from Cal
cutta on the embroidery industry in
thct part of India: "The declared
value of chikon embroideries exported
from Calcutta to the. United States
during the calendar year 1906 was
$42,072. The value of shipments to
other countries is ' not stated, but 1
learn from the men engaged in collect
ing and exporting ch'ikon embroider-'
ies. that America takes two-th'irdk of
all -shipped,, from Calcutta. As most
of this work is done in Bengal Ji is.
probably within bounds to. say .that
two-thirds'of'all chikon work.expoctedf
from India gces to the '.United.. States
under Invoices issued from this consul
Average of 240 Csmmitted1, but Only
- ' 85 Arrests Made.-
NewYork.-i-On"an average 240 mur-'
ders are committedjn New -York city
every year. '"
Sixty-five arrests are made for these
Thirty-three alleged murderers are
brought to trial.
' Twenty convictions result.
Two of the convicted men are sen
tenced to death.
Three others receive life sentences.
A murderer in New York city "stands
a chance1 of one in a hundred of es
caping the penalty of his crime.
In the first 25 yeare'of the ?lth, cen
tury there,- were 'only two unsolved
t murder cases in New York.
From 1900 to the present day there
hare been oyer 30t. unsolved murder.
cases ia New York city, - -'These
figures were . furnished by
William C. .Clemens, the criminologist.
The1 causes. Mr. Clemens says, are
memcient and Ignorant detectives.
at Chidambaram, India.
Not onlv does he rule the Brennan
home, but his domain takes' in all'
ine enure Yicuuiy. iwo auuareu invi
tations were 'issued to the '"shower."
and from six until nine p. xn. "Charlie,'
with his best bib and tucker, was he
centen of attraction 'for 'score's of the
leading residents of the city. '
He got toys' by the v wholesale.
clothes enough fona dozen ; .babies,
gold pins and many other things, ami
more notabie still was the 'starting of
a substantial liiak account, which it
is 'altogether - likely will eventually,
grow,to a sum, well up in the thou-,
It was early one morning of last
September when the baby arrived.
He came in a clothes basket and his
coming was heralded only by the ring
ing of the door bell. Several hours
afterward when he awakened and dis
covered himself surrounded by the
household he looked around, said
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SHOW UP BAD STREETS.
DUCKS SWIM ABOUT
Journalists -Drop Fowls in. Ponds in
the Place de I'Opera and Afford
' the Greatest Delight to a
Crowd of Spectators.
Paris. When there is in American
cities a public uproar over the condi
tion of the paving, it is usual for the
agitators to refer to the "splendid
streets of Paris, Vienna and Berlin."
Paris thought she had splendid streets.
and she has. In the main, but she has
just received a jolt.
Several journalists went out the oth
er day to demonstrate the evil condi
tion of the streets in the center of
the city. It was raining, and the
journalists carried 'each a duck 'under
Arriving at vthe" Place de 1'Opera,
they marched to the very midst of
the' greatest--rash of oquipages. cabs
and trucks, and solemnly " dropped
their water fowl into' the deep pud
dles which the rain had formed. ,
in New York.
men who are excellent patrolmen, but
who know nothing1 of 'the science' of
.tracing 'crime, arid 'criminals. ' - '
Besides the kn6wn murders in this
city every year, he 'says there are, at.
least 25 which 'are never Heard of.
These takep1ace in' every walk of tife
and are usually 'accomplished by the
nee of poisons, although frequently a
knife or a pistol inflicts a death wound
and members of the family conceal
the facts. 'Appendicitis, heart failure
or some similar cause is 'marked down
as the medium of death.
Champion Town for Stork.
Burlington. N. J. Roebling. the"
new manufacturing town near -here,
claims titt'chaMplon stork of Amer
ica. Since the town was founded two
years ago the-bird has paid a visit
to more than 90 'per cent of the fam
ilies that ,make up the population of
3,500. In some instances the stork
has even-made'-a-second visit.
LoVe is the thlag that most or all
needs encouraging and fostering.
"Goo." aid his future home was as
sured. Since hfe arrival, no one has been"
able. to. conjectare, whenca .he. cam.
'i-ij'l .rt i- .Ji..i '-i-M-JW-
WHl wl tunc Bine wnucnia iinic
feminine hand and pinned to his frock
vouchsafed the Information that
"My name-is Charlie.. If .yon. Hke
e and will keep mVI wHl'teU
yself. Please he
The whole family has been flood to
Charlie, so -have all who hare seen
him. The very day. of his arrival all
ia the hoase contribated. to his wel
fare and they are still doing it
"Charlie" is a sturdy little chap,
square-shouldered and solidly built
He seems to be entirely- without the
ear that many -children of his age
show, .runs the whole household in
his determined little-way and when
he gets a good hard bump or 'fall only
stares in solemn fashion, rubs the
hurt with(hi3, little hand, and goes
rjght at the same thing again without
Not long ago the advent of a baby
in the house was wholly unlooked for.
To-day the baby is the single factor
about which revolve all its affairs. A
while ago some half dozen staid and j
sober bachelors led colorless bachelor
lives, anawarc of domestic joys. To
day these same bachelors are wiser.'
It has been a red letter time for
the bachelors and due to the baby
they see life from a different point
of view. Steps are to l4 taken to
formally adopt the infant and. trustees
will be duly designated to look after
its welfare and manage its. estate
'HERMIT HAD WAR MEDALS.
Mystoriew ' Black. Contained
t Wealth and Evidence sf Honors.
Seguin. Tex, Charles- Bean,' a negro,
has -turned over to CoHnty Judge 'IL.
M.fjWirzbach a black bag and its
contents "which belonged to a white
man h'a'ihed 'John Stephen Geake, who'
had lived with him for 20'years.' This
man was .an Englishman.- who-died and
jwas, buried the other day. He ivas a
hermit, a recluse-never comfngT'to
town 'or 'mixing 'With people.
When the black bag swas , " opened
two Crimean, war medals were found.
a certificate of deposit of monev in.
,.'ank jierefamV a cbns'iderable amount
of miding stock in Goldfleld, Nev., in
California and in Australia. Letters
were .found from his kinsfolk in Dun
more. Cornwall, England, and the au
thorities here will correspond with
them at onee. ,
He was .quite an, old man at the
time of his death) which came sud
denly and painlessjy.
The ducks quacked delightfully and
swam about with great enthusiasm.
An enormous crowd gathered, applaud
ing the novel sight since it seemed to
enter few minds that the exhibition'
was anything but a harmless sort of
lunacy. The crowd merely laughed1
at the droller of a duck pond in the
Place de 1'Opera.
Policemen ran up and angrily de
manded what the journalists meant
by causing a throng to gather and in
dulge in unseemly mirth.
"We are .the owners of the ducks,"
gravely admitted the giver of this ob
ject lesson. "We find it hard to keep
fthem in good condition in our apart
ments 'and all are glad to notice that,
the municipal authorities of Paris
heve furnished us' convenient duck'
ponds, centrally situated.' in which we
can give the poor creatures a little
natural enjoyment!" , - ., a k
At the police station the journalists
announced that they had been detailed
by a powerful morning" daily newspaT
per to play this prank in order to call
attention to the dreadful condition of
the, streetp.; ,
HQW IT FEELS 703 FEET IN AIR.
Steeple Jack CapeHe'Sayalt,a',Fine
and He Enjoyed the View.-
. . M.I " I
New York. Ernest Capelle.
nervy steeple .jack whose work at the
top of the flagstaff on. the'Singer build
ing. TO, feet from the ground, was
watched by 100.000 persons, says he
'never has the slightest fear or dizzi
ness when working at great heights.
"I don't 'take any stock in all or the
harrowing stories that are written
about the work or a steeple jack. he
'bald. "When one gets accustomed to
the work it is easy to go ao high in
the air. I never have the slightest feel
ing of dizziness while I am at my
work, and so far as this job goes I
consider it no more perilous than 100
feet in the air. for. should I: fall., either
would kill me. Hut I tell yon. the view
I had from the Singer flagstaff was
wonderful. I could see fully 75 miles
in every, direction. And the air, it
Ine. too., so bracing .Hut mm
look a sw lease of life. For six years f
I have been doing this kind of work
and I have never had any Mad of aa
MODERN PARISIAN DUEL.
Thnw KIa-Ti1cW tsGMn'
i una m. DHSHmgj.
' Duels, are common enough In
France nowadays; bat they atv robbed
of their nictaresmie side. They may
be divided into three catogoiiss.
which I 'place in the order of their fre
quency .of occurrence. Journalists'
duels: duels which are the outcome
of a tongue to well hang or labricated
by an' overdose of alcohol, and. third
ly, those where the opponents are ont
S to kill if they can. The above order
also represents the degree of pub
licity accompanying each. " w
Of those due to an ill-considerate or
ill-bred remark comparatively 'few
come to an interchange c-TsbotsVor
thrusts, but fizzle out after -an inter
change of cards. . Morning brings a
more reasonable frame ,-of mind, and
things are quieted down by 'those un
fortunate individuals who have been
selected as 'seconds. When such en;
counters do take place, at least one
of the principals is only too' desirous
for privacy to be 'maintained." the
safest possible conditions'1 an; ar
ranged, and rone only hears about the
affair after it is all over.
The materials for disagreement are
usually a night restaurant and the
one extra bottle which might have
been dispensed with. Only recently
a respectable married man Tound him-,
self confronted In combat by aavun
known Argentine- with whom he had
apparently had a disagreement the
night before at a well-known second
rate cosmopolitan cafe much fre
quented between two a. m. and break-'
fast time. , ,
Neither of the gentlemen .quite
knew what it was all about, but their
seconds said it was all right, so they
had to go through with it. and no
harm was done. The third type of
duel is serious, and very rare. It usu
ally takes the form of a row about a
There are a good many tricks to
gain time in duelling. Dropping the
sword is one. resting the point on' the
ground, or making a wide parry so
as to scrujie the ground, is another.
In either of these cases the. point has
to be sandpapered and treated with
antiseptic or held in a ilame so that
there maj- be no risk of a wound being
.With pistols the conditions are ar
ranged according to the seriousness
of the quarrel. Asi a Title, duelling
pistols at 25 paces aro used. The
duelling pistol is muzzle, loaded and
rifled. Its pull off is regulated by
the circumstances: also the powder
charge. Seconds often arrange to
put in only sufficient powder to drive
the bullet out of the bore; sometimes
'they drop the bullet into the left hand
1 when.3 loading and hammer an imag
inary one down the barrel. .
At a duel which occurred .not long
;igo one of the men was hit in the
middle of his forehead. The skin
' was scarcely injured, and when he took
off his hat out fell the bullet, which
had slipped up between the skin and
Among tht- novelties in hat trio
mings are arum lilies in white velvet,
with skeleton leaves of white net
veined with silk.
Vulture and carsoar plumes., 'with
sweeping Amazone or pleureause in
ostrich falling below' the shoulder,
promise to be much worn.
Dainty little handkerchiefs to match
the tailored costumes worn are now
being carried by the French women.
There are new arrangements of
checks and stripes, and the delicate
shades make the handkerchiefs quite
expensive. Where there is a colored
border the initial is on a solid ground
- A charming evening frock of creamy
chiffon had large woven satin dots
"and a deep border of great pink and
yellow roses ia pale shades. ' This
was worn over a shell pink supple taf
feta slip, which waa veiled by the
same shade of chiffon. - tj .1
The 'dyed laces will be -greatly
1 A gown of silk for an afternoon
costume is always in good stylefor
'the elderly" woman. Faille louisine.
moire and the soft taffetas are among
the best to choose from. n
The embroidery laces are interest
ing worked in colors to match' ' the
ground and combination of several
colors. , . 4
The Oriental and Persian effects are
The soutache lace resembles sou
tache braiding applied to net ground,
yet in many ways it Is much more at
tractive. - -
Filet laces are shown in widely di
versified effects. There Is Ulet in col
ors, with gold, and aluminum grounds,
and filet ,aptique. and ao on indefi
These materials .may, be secured. at
"a reasonable price, anil are, all .rain
proof. There is a new process em-
'ployed in making them rainproof
which has proved most satisfactory.
-' The ' rage for Shantung 'arid' tiissor
shows no sign of abating, and these
fabrics arc Being dyed in the most
wonderful shades or 'raspberry. Copen
hagen blue, myrtle green and old gold.
They are, equally fashionable in their
Pique Bureau Cavers. " '
Pretty bureau covers may be madev
of white pique cut in scallops .along
the edges and buttonholed with mer
cerised cottons. The scallops' may be
j made by placing a thimble along the
cage ana marxing wiin a pencil, the
outline of the thimble. These covers
may be cut 'to 'fit any bureau and are
especially good for those having
Overcasting of Sleeves.
To overcast the sleeve seams and
baste them at the same time was the
invention of one woman who was
pressed for time. By overcasting the
sleeves the basting was avoided and
there were no basting threads to pall
out Sleeves put in in this manner are
easier to stitch on the machine.'
1 ' - . -
. A good.wayto keep cheese moist
and to prevent it-from moulding is to
wrap H hi a doth wet In vmegar'as
I cover this with a dry cloth.
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