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A OF LOVE.
No rabies of red for my lady-
No jowol that glitters and charms,
Bat tbe light of the skies in a little one's
And a necklace of two little arms.
Of two lltrie arms that are clinging
(Ob. ne'er * JS a necklace like this!)
And the wealth o' tbe world and Love's
In tbe joy of a little one's kiss.
A necktace of love for my lady
That was linked by the angels above,
No other but this—and tho tender, sweet
That sealeth a little ono's love.
—Frank L.Stantou.in Ladies' Home Journal.
; HIS SECOND CHOICE. •
"And you are really going to fall
iuto that trap. Dick?" said Hetty Mor
Mr. Richard Carisforde looked calm
ly aC ilia wrathful little cousin.
"I 'Jon't exactly phrase it in those
Hetty," said he, quietly. "If
vou mean to question whether I am
ii«tending to offer myself to Miss
Deerhaven, I can only answer you
"It's a trap, and I insist upon it,
that it is," said Hetty, vehemently.
"Oh, dear, why will men be so wise
on all other subjects, aud so idiotically
blind when women are concerned?
Julia Deerhaven is an ill-teuipered,
"She is not your wife yet; no, nor
even your fiancee, thank goodness,"
persisted Hetty; "and something may
happen to open your eyes before you
have hopelessly committed yourself."
"Hetty," said Mr. Carisforde, rest
lessly turning a lead pencil round aud
round his fingers, "what has occurred
to give you such a prejudice—an un
founded one, as I sincerely hope—
against Miss Deerhaven? She is cer
tainly pretty, and "
"Pretty? Yes," said Hetty with a
shrug of her shoulders, "so is a spot
ted tiger pretty after its fashion, aud
a black aud yellow leopard."
"Xo," interrupted Hetty, empha
tically. "Her temper is anything but
the temper to make a man's life
• "What makes you think so?"
"I dou't think so," said Hetty,with
an air of calm assertion. "I know it;
she is ill-natured, shrewish to her
poor old father and mother,unamiable
in every relation of life."
"You misjudge her, Hetty, I am
sure," pleaded Mr. Carisforde, with a
"Oh, of course," answered Hetty,
satirically, "that's always a man's,
argument. I only hope you won't fiud
my judgment correct when it is too
late to mend matters."
"At all events she is industrious, or
she would never have undertaken to
lead the district school."
"Yes; because she wants more
money than she can screw out of her
father for dress, ornaments and inap
"Now,you are uncharitable Hetty."
"Oh, am I," retorted Hetty, with a
toss of her pretty little head. "Just
yon wai'v and see for yourself, that's
all.; only don't say that I haven't
Aud she flitted out of the room like
a butterfly in high dudgeon.
".Richard Carisforde sat with con
tacted brows and grave, thoughtful
eyes, as he still turned and twisted
the cedar pencil between his fingers.
Coulii it be possible that there was
any shadow of truth in what Hetty
Morgan had been saying to him. No:
•urelf not—and yet —the reflection
would keep recurring to him that if it
was so, what a very disagreeable dis
covery it would be to make too late.
He thought of Julia Deerhaven, fair,
»erene and dew-eyed as an angel—•
iurely she could be naught but what
jlie seemed. Hetty must be mistaken;
And yet Hetty was pretty shrewd in
her conclusions, quick to understand,
»nd an adept in reading all the signs
"Is there no way of deciphering
fliis riddle?" sighed the would-be
jfcver. "Oh, for a wise woma» to un
fold the mysteries of futurity for a
>lue to the hidden meaning of a sweet
»oice or a gentle glance! I remember
kow, as a boy, I used to write in my
ropybook, over and over again: 'All
is not gold that glitters.' Can it be
possible that I am destined to live
jver the significance of the words? If
Julia Deerhaven is not perfect, then
women are more of dissimulators than
t have any idea."
And Mr. Dick Carisforde, too uu
juiet to sit still, went for a long walk,
whose winding took him past the one
«tory schoolhouse |wliere Miss Deer
haven taught young ideas how to shoot,
nt the rate of twenty-four dollars a
month, and in sight of the lower
farmhouse, uuder the hill, where Far
mer Deerhaven himself dwelt, trying
to force a precarious living out of the
sterile and rocky soil. For the fair
Julia was the eldest of seven young
Deerhavens, aud money didn't grow
on every blackberry bush in the pas
ture meadows, by any means, as the
poor tiller of the soil found to his cost.
It was no very tempting casket to
3nshrine the jewel of Julia Deer
haven's rich bloude beattty yet
Richard Carisforde stood looking at it
as lovers will gaze upon the homes of
those they have learned to worship,
until,the pnrple clash came down, like
a royal curtain all glittering with
■tars, and a light flashed out of the
lowly casement, where perhaps, even
then, Julia was lightening her mother's
household cares with the tender minis
trations of filial lovq.
He stood quite silent and immovable
lor full ten minutes—then started as
if from a magnetic trance.
"I can but try it,"he said, as if ad
dressing some other presence than his
own individuality. "It seems a strange,
unnatural way of solving tlie riddle,
but I am placed just now in a position
whero conventional form and mere
surface inquiry are actually worse
than nothing. I will go back again to
the pictured visions of my boyhood,
aud temporarily play the part of the
disguised sultan who visited the
streets of the eastern city, seeing life
as from his throne he never could
have had the opportunity to behold
its various phases. Hetty's leal
friendship for me deserves that the
matter should be tested—and if she
is really right, why then "
Mr. Carisforde did not finish the
sentence —it wai not an alternative
upon which he liked to look.
Miss Deerhaven, released from the
duties of preceptress of the little
schoolhouse at the cross-roads, was
stretched upon the kitchen lolinge, in
no very picturesque dishabille, her
feet thrust into loose slippers,her yel
low hair pushed back, and a novel in
her hands, while the six younger
Deerhavens were playing about the
floor', and their mother, flushed and
wearied with her long day's work
which was not yet approaching its end,
bent over the cooking stove when a
knock sounded on theouter door. Miss
Deerhaven started to her feet.
"If it should be anybody!" she ex
claimed, sotto voce, "aud I such a
"Oh,pshaw!"said Joseph,the eldest
boy. "Jule's visitors all goto the fl out
door, and old Carisforde has gone to
New York, 'cause Miss Hatty told me
so when I took a pail of blackberries
up there to sell this mornin'!"
"Will you stop your noise," said
Miss Julia, imperiously, "or I'll give
you something that will make you!
Mother, why don't you goto the
"I thought perhaps you were going,
my dear," said the farmer's wife,
"Well, I'm not," said Julia, petu
lantly. "I should think you might
know enough for that, and me in this
dress! Hurry up, why don't you?"
Mrs. Deerhaven obeyed her pretty
(Jaughter's not very dutiful injunction,
and found herself confronting a tall,
slouching-looking fellow, with his hat
drawn down over his eyes aud both
hands in his pockets.
"Heerd as how Farmer Deerhaven
wanted a haud to nelp along with his
bavin'," was the explanation of the
errand that had brought him, "and,
bein' as I was out of work "
"Mr. Deerhaven isn't in," said the
farmer's wife. "He's after the cows."
"Well, now, if that ain't too bad!"
said the hand; "and me come all the
way from Smith's Forks!"
"But I expect he'll be back pre
sently," said Mrs. Deerhaven; "won't
you sit down and wait a spell?"
"Don't care if I do," said the
stranger, dropping his whole weight
upon one of the flat-bottomed chairs.
P'raps, miss, there, would give me a
glass of water."
Julia stared haughtily at him with
out deigniug to notice his request,
while Mrs. Deerhaven, moving slowly
aud wearily across the floor, brought
him a gourd-shell full of clear, drip
ping water from the cedar pail by this
"Ain't lost the useo' her limbs, nor
nothiu', has she?"drawled the harvest
"Why?" asked ihe mpther. "No,
of course not —but why do you ask?"
"Out our way, gals don't lop down
on sofys aud let their mothers do all
the work!" explained the newcomer,
"unless they've got rheumatizor chills
and fever, or such-like ailment!"
"Mother!" interrupted Julia, sharply,
while the indignant color rose to her
cheek, "if you don't stop those chil
dren's racket I shall go up stairs aud
B tay—they're enough to drive one
crazy! As for you, sir!" to the man
with tUe slouched hat, which he had
not had the courtesy to remove. "I'll
trouble you to mind your own busi
"Sartinly, mam," answered the
farmhand with a chuckle —and Julia
vented the wrath she coyld not reason
ably expend on him in a souuding
box on the ear, bestowed on Augustus
Frederic, her third brother, who broke
into a howl.
"Ma," cried this promising youth,
"ain't she to stop? She's all the time
knockiu' me round, and my arms are
black and blue where she bit me last
night? It is, you cross thing!" with
a grimace at Miss Deerhaven, whose
eyes shone just then with anything
but a dove-like expression, "and I'll
be glad when old Carisforde marries
you,aud takes you oft' away from here,
so the-e-ere, now!"
And Augustus Frederic fled to his
mother's skirts for protection from the
uplifted hand of his elder sister,while
Julia hurst into angry tears!
"It's too bad!"slie sobbed, "they're
just a pack of aggravating little
wretches, and you back them up in it,
mother, you know you do! I hate
them all —I hate home, and I wish I
was well out of it!"
The harvest-hand rose slowly to his
feet, doffing the broad-brimmed hat
that he wore, aud unfastening the
folds of a cottou pockethandkerchief
that was twisted about his throat by
way of substitute for a necktie.
"I am afraid I am one too many in
this little domestic tableau," he said
quietly, and Julia started as If a
galvanic shot had stricken her at the
clear, calm sound of Mr. Richard
Carisforde's voice. "They say listen
ers never hear any good of themselves,
and perhaps I may be charged with
enacting that part; but old Carisforde
has certainly heard much that may be
productive of good to himself. I beg
leave to wish you a very good even
And Mr. Carisfgrde bowed low and
retired, before Julia Deerhaven could
summon up sufficient presence of
mind to speak a single sentence.
He went back to where Hetty Mor
gan was Bitting at her neeklework, by
the shaded lamp.
"Hetty," he said, "you were right
about—about Julia Deerhaven. I beg
your pardon for ever doubting you.
But one thing is certain—l shall never
Men often say this, but they seldom
keep their word. Mr. Carisforde did
marry before the year was out, and
his bride was Hetty Morgan, the
pretty cousin who had bravely
ventured on such a timely warning!
Nor did he ever regret his second
DECLINE OF THE DUSTER.
Tlio Practical Disappearance of a Garment
That Was Once Familiar.
A traveler by rail cannot fail to
notice the decline of the duster. And
one does not need to be, as the mnu
said, a centenarian to observe this.
In fact, only thirty or forty years ago
dusters were commonly worn by rail
road travelers. They were co-existent
with the carpet sack and the alligator
mouthed valise, both now more com
pletely passed away than the duster
itself, and almost as completely gone
as the hair-covered trunk.
The duster in its original form was
built of brown linen, which, when
starched, stood boldly out like a gar
ment of thin and flexible, but not too
flexible, sheet metal. It was worn,of
course, to protect the wearer and his
garments from the dust. When the
linen duster flourished locomotives
burned wood, tracks were sand-bal
lasted, and rails were tight, cars were
not vestibuled, or provided with dust
screens for the windows, and the time
required to cover a given distance was
far greater than now. A duster was
far more needed then than now, and
it was likely to be a part of the equip
ment of the casual as well as of the
reeular traveler. Indeed, it may be
said that the casual traveler would
scarcely have thought that he had
made a' trip by rail unless he had pro
vided himself with that indispensable
part of every traveler's e \uipment.
Prim and still' and sheet-irony in
effect us the freshly ironed linen
duster was when first put on, it pres
ented a very different appearance when
it had been worn for a time. At first,
sat down in on a day such as was then
simply called sticky or muggy, but
which in these fashionable modern
days is called humid, the duster was
creased with many creases that seemed,
later, despite the weather, to be frozen
in. And these creases, in appearance
like accordion pleats struck by light
ning, shortened the garment some
what. They took it up, and made it
bigger around and more bunchy.
The next effect came with continued
wear, when the starch was all gone
out of it, and the duster became
stringy. And if before it had seemed
to shorten up and grow stout it now
seems to become lean and attenuated;
to take into itself many little rolling
longitudinal wrinkles* to sort of
shrink in on itself sidewise, and to
draw over lengthwise, and by this
time it had probably come to hang un
evenly, so that the front corners had
a dip and were lower than the back of
the coat. In its first estate the linen
duster was, if not a garment of dig
nity, one that had an effect of preeise
ness, but in its last was very far from
that, in fact, it is doubtful if a per
son of even the most imaginative
temperament could conjure up any
thing more negligee in its general
effect thau a stringv linen duster.
But the liuen duster was not the
only one. There were dusters of
alpaca aud of mohair and of other
materials, some of them black and
some gray; big, flowing, comfortable
dusters, which, if not beautiful, had
at least the grace that all things ma le
of good materials possess. You could
almost tell a man, without seeing his
face, by the duster that he wore;
New York Sun.
Why He Was Happy.
Whistling in a public conveyance is
an offence against good manners, but
the Chicago Journal reports an in
stance which really seems to have been
excusable, as it was excused.
ffhe rest of the passengers were
reading the morning news, but one
man gazed with unseeing eyes out of
the window and whistled softly, the
tune being broken now aud theu by a
smile that crossed his bearded lips.
The young girl directly opposite
thought him handsome, and ascribed
his preoccupied air to romantic rea
sons. And the older woman who sat
with her glanced sharply across from
time to time, to see what the young
man meant by rudely whistling in a
public conveyance. But the looks of
youth aud age were alike lost on him,
aud after a while he turned his face
toward the light, and sang with such
hearty untunefuluess that his spec
tacled neighbor felt bound to remon
"Young man," she said, "have yon
hired this car for your own use?"
He stared at her blankly a minute,
and then flushed to the roots of his
"Was —was I Singing?" he asked.
"You were making a horrible noise,"
she replied. Then he laughed a whole
some, honest guffaw, and leaned for
"Thd*joke's on me," he said. "To
tell the truth, my liaby has just cut a
tooth, and—and I was just thinking
how cunning the little chap looked
when he grinned."
The war light faded in the woman's
eyes, and a smile touched the corners
of her mouth as she beamed on the
young father aud said with deep in
"Upper or under?"
Willing to 00.
The Judge (sternly)—The next per
son who interrupts the proceedings
will be expelled from the court room.
The prisoner (enthusiastically)—
THE REALM j
Skirt of Figured Foulard.
Figured foulard in sage green and
white is here shown with a pretty sim
ple foot trimming, composed of three
LADIES' SIX GORED SKIRT.
narrow frills of sage green satin rib
Having a straight back breadth with
each bias edge of gores joined to the
!traight edges, this skirt will not sag
»nd is, therefore, especially adapted
to sheer fabrics, such as organdy, lace
aet, silk tissue and other light tex
tures, while for washable fabrics it is
more than desirable. The front gore
is of moderate but fashionable width
»nd separate two narrow gores on each
side, which fit smoothly over the hips ]
and fall in pretty folds with the fash
ionable flare at the foot.
The lower edge measures about three
and one-half yards in the medium size.
Bands of braid, ribbon or insertion,
with or without ruffles, ruching or
other applied trimming can be used to
decorate the skirt iu any preferred
To make this skirt for a lady of
medium size five aud three-eighth
yards of material thirty-six iuches
wide will be required.
Dress For a Grow ing Girl.
Whatever number of more elaborate
and delicate gowns the growing girl's
wardrobe may include, one of sturdy
stuff, simply made, is essential to her
comlort and well-being. The model
shown in the large illustration is of
light weight serge in royal'blue and is
trimmed with fancy black braid. But
sheviot, covert cloth aud all the
new spring suitiugs, as well as cash
mere, are equally suitable.
The foundation for the waist is a
fitted lining that closes at the centre
back, On it are arranged the full
body portions aud the yoke, which is
extended and divided to form slashed
epaulettes. The straight strip shown
at the front is lined with crinoline,
then applied to the waist proper, cov
ering the edges of full fronts. The
sleeves are two-seamed aud fit
snugly, except for the slight puffs at
the shoulders, which are universally
worn by children aud young girls.
The poiuted wrists are finished with
frills of lace, and at the throat is a
high standing collar.
The skirt is four-gored aud fits
smoothly across the front and over
the hips, the fulness at the back be
ing laid in backward-turning plaits.
It is lined throughout, but unstiffened,
and is trimmed with two rows of faucy
To make this costume for a girl of
eight years will require two and one
half yards of forty-four-inoh material.
A Cure For Bad Complexion*.
Bad complexions have sent more
women to the grave than epidemics.
Nothing frets a woman like a rough,
muddy skin. A cure-all for blemishes
is certainly simple enough. It is this:
Wash the face in very salty sweet
milk every night and let it dry with
out wiping. A mixture made of one
small tablespoonful of milk and a tea
spoonful of salt applied to the most
obstinate blemish of the skin will cure
it almost like magic. This is the
remedy prescribed by one of the best
skin authorities in England, and it is
said that the use of milk and salt is
half the secret of the English woman's
smooth, beautiful skin.
Fancy Braids For Millinery.
To some extent fancy braids have
reappeared in the autumn millinery,
aud may be used a little, although the
Paris model hats shown in the whole
sale houses scarcely use that material.
The braid has been popular, and it is
likely to take a long time in "dying
Striking: Fall Cogtuine.
The popularity of the skirt made
from tafl'eta, either black, gray or
beige color, seems to inorease as the
season advances, and it bids fair to
take first place for wear with waists of
various sorts. The model shown is in
a soft shade of gray and is worn with a
fancy waist of figured silk, showing
bits of pale corn color in conjunction
with mousseline de soie of the same
tender yellow. The foundation skirt
is circular and fits snugly about the
hips. The frills, which are five inches
in width, are each cut bias aud edged
with velvet ribbou stitched on.
The fancy waist is made over a fitted
lining which closes at the centre-front,
but is itself fitted by shoulder seams
and smooth underarm gores, and
closes below the left side, the basque
being separate and seamed to the
waist proper. The full mousseline is
faced to yoke depth at the back and
stitched to the right-front, but hooks
over into place at the left shoulder
and beneath the left rever. At the
neck is a soft collar of the same, sup
plemented by a frill. The revers ara
each faced with gray, and are trimmed
with tiny ribbon frills, which match
the mousseline in shade. The sleeves
are not seamed, and show only slight
fuluess at the shoulders. At the waist
is worn a belt of straw-colored velvet,
with an oblong buckle of rhinestones.
A POPCLAK HODEL.
To make this waist for a woman of
medium size five yards of material,
twenty-two iuches wide, will be re
Beauty la Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean akin. No
beauty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets, —beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
Less than fifty per cent, of the inhabi
tants of Hungary are Magyars.
Ever Have a Dog Bother Tou
When riding a wheel, making you wonder
for a few minutes whetier or not you nre to
pet a fall and a broken neck ? Wouldn't you
have Kiven a small farm just then for Borne
nieans of driving off the beast ? A few drona
Df ammonia shot from a Liquid Pistol would
no it effectually and still not permanentlv
injure the animal. Such pistols sent postpaid
for fifty cents in stamps bv New York Union
Supply Co., I B Leonard St.. New York I ity.
Every toicyclist at times wishes he had one.
In Costa Rica canary birds, bullfinches
and pnroquets ore special table dainties.
Everybody knows that Dobbins' Electric
Soap is the best in the world, and for 33 year*
It has sold at the highest price. Its price is
now 5 rents, same as common brown soap
Bars full size and quality.Order of grocer. A'h
Paris' (France) 1890 oxliibition will be
the sixteenth held in the city.
No-To-llao for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weali
men strong, blood pure. 60c. M. All druggists.
Spain Bent to Cuba 1006 tons of medicine,
Btc., In throe years.
KTB prrent sufferers and they deserve sym
pathy rather than oensure. Their blood
Is poor and thin and their nerves are con
sequently weak. Such people find relief
ind cure in Hood's SarsapartUa because It
purifies and enriches the blood and gives
It power to feed, strengthen and sustnJn
the nerves. If you are nervous and can
not sleep, take Hood's Sarsaparllla and
realize Its nerve strengthening powei;.
Is America's Greatest Medicine. SI; six for S3
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. iVcents.
Under Gibraltar Straits.
Mr. Berlier, who has built two tun
nels under the Seiue, proposes now to
tunnel the Straits of Gibraltar. He
will let England peacefully watch the
surface of the sea while he will estab
lish safe communication underneath
the water with or without the permis
sion of England. He would not cross
at the narrowest part of the Straits,
but leave the European coast at the
Bay of Vaqueros and land in Africa at
Tangiers. The distance, including
the approaches, would be about forty,
one kilometers, and the greatest depth
of the water on this line would be 400
meters. At the narrowest part of the
Straits it is 600 meters.
The tunnel could be built iu seven
years, during which time the railroad
along the coast of Morocco to connect
with the Algerian system could bo
built. The cost would be $56,200>000,
and on this capital, acoording to wise
calculations, a suffioient interest would
be returned by the traffic.—Railroad
7STORIES OF RELIEF.^
Two Letters to Mrs. Pinkhara.
Mrs. JOHN WILLIAMS, Englishtown,
N. J., writes:
"DEAR MRS. TIN-REAM:—I cannot be
gin to tell you how I suffered before
taking your remedies. I was so weak
that I could hardly walk across the floor
without falling. I had womb trouble
and such a bearing-down feeling ; also
suffered with my back and limbs, pain
in womb, inflammation of the bladder,
piles and indigestion. Before I had
taken one bottle of Lydia E. Pinlcham's
Vegetable Compound I felt a great deal
better, and after taking two and one
half bottles and half a box of your
Liver Pills I was cured. If foore would
take your medicine they would not
have to suffer so much."
Mrs. JOSEPII PETERSON, 513 East St.,
Warren, Pa., writes:
"DEAR MRS. PLXKHAM: —I have suf
fered with womb trouble over fifteen
years. I had inflammation, enlarge
ment and displacement of the woinb.
I had the backache constantly, also
headache, and was so dizzy. I had
heart trouble, it seemed as though my
heart was in my throat at times chok
ing me. I could not walk around and
I could not lie down, for then my heart
would beat so fast I would feel as
though I was smothering. I had to
sit up in bed nights in order to breathe.
I was so weak I conld not do any
" I have now taken several uot
tles of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and used three pack
ages of Sanative AVash, and can say
I am perfectly cured. Ido not think
I could have lived long if Mrs. Pink
ham's medicine had not helped me."
••After I *u Induced to try CA«CA
BETD, I will never be without thorn In the house.
My liver was In a very bad shape, and my head
ached and I had siomaoh trouble. Now. since tak
ing Cascarets. I foel line. My wife has also used
them with beneficial results for sour stomach."
Jos. KBEULI.VO, 1921 Congress St.. St. Louis, Jj 0 .
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