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VOL. XXIV. PITTSHOKO, CHATHAM COUNTY, N. 0., THURSDAY. SKlTEMliKIi V-K 11)01 NO. .".
TWO GENTLEMEN !
ICojyrriRht. liy Hoiifiit Hoishr'm Sosn.J
Phe Rat a moment thinking.
"N'iinolati might lie truste 1," slto
faid. "He is trusted by tho priest,
Imt I think ho is a rogiio. fctill, lie
dors my bidding."
"Try it, oh, try it, priestess, I he
teeoh you!' I cried.
Sho leaned toward mo, and her
bosom throl1)ed with a convulsive
struggle with some emotion. I could
eee thut I had gained somo ndvantage.
I drew my chair closer to hers, and
takiug her baud in mine, caressed
"Think of it, Kaumai, if you had a
pister whom you loved, and sho was
etolen away from yoti and was to lo
nacrilieed to a heathen deity, whom
you knew did not exist if her death
was to be the horrible death to which
yon would send my sister, would you
not weep? "Would your heart not be
heavy? Hove iny sister, Kaumai; she
is good and beautiful. Help mo to
uave her, and I will love you.'
A startled expression, then a softer
one, showed in the starry eyes.
''I have never been loved. I have
never loved any one but Tele. "
I dared draw the lovely baud nearer
inc. I stooped and kissed it.
''Love me, Kaumai," I said. "Love
my sister. We will lovo you in return.
Can you not?"
A violent shndder shook her frame.
A convulsive sol) broke from her. Rut
nha left her hand in mine. Iter eyes
became sull'iised with tear. She was
not now a priestess. Sao was an ungel.
I was enthralled by her beauty. I
wanted to snatch her to my breast and
levourher with kisses, but the sellish
ness of the thought bade mo forbear.
There was timo enough for this.
Sho seemed struggling agaiu with
soma diflicult problem.
"Is it so hard, Kaumni, for one
woman to grant life to another?"
Hho Hung my hand from her.
"You will not believe me," sho
cried. "Vou do not think I speak
tho truth when I tell you I am power
less to help you. 1 swear to you that
if it lay in my power you and your
nister flhonld depart, from hero in
pe.ico to-day. And now, if you would
take me, I would go with you. But
what am I to do? If I am u priestess
of l'elo, I must do as I'elo demands.
If Iu;u only a woman, ns you say,
what can I do against ten high
priests? Yet you do not believo me!"
"Y'es, Kaumai, I believe you," I
Bai 1 soothingly, "but I urn so over
wrought with anxiety. Pardon, mo if
I wound you. I did not mean to be
Sha flung herself on the ruj nt my
fejt and clipped my knees.
"Look at, mo an I tell me yoa do not
hold me responsible for your sister's
fat;. Toll me. If I a:n only a wom
an, I havo a woman's heart. Yet you
vould spurn me."
T stooped and lifted her to her fed.
Blio was sobbing.
"Ivauuni, I bjliovo you fully," I
said. "Whatever comes, I believe
you would help mo if you could."
A smile lit up the beautiful counta
r.neo and chased away tho tears.
Wo stood, she with her fneo uplifted
to mine, smiling at me. I, with one
ii-in still embracing her, as I had
lifted her from tho Moor. A wave of
lovo swept over me. The intoxica
tion of Kaiiimii's presence thrilled mo.
Suddenly t'.icro came tho sound of
rushing footsteps Tim shuillinof
high-priests, exasperate 1 by their
failure to find me, were coming to
Kaumai to consult. Sho hud said
they never entered there, but, this oc
casion was probably too much for
their already riven brains, uad they
intruded upon her presence.
"Ho is here!" cried one.
Kaumai sprang from me. Instantly
Kho was ngain a priestess or a queen.
Her faoo was pale perhaps with fear,
fciho stood erect, unflinching.
Sho gave me ouo look, beseeching
aa I soft.
"Trust me." she said.
As tUy eumo rushing in, her Toiee
roso above the din they made. Point-in-;
to mi-, sho turned her gaze full
ii j: mo. Thero was no love in it.
Nothing but tho rago of an insulted
.Saizo him and take him to the
temples!" she cried. "He has dared
i iva lj tho sanctity of the abode of
your priestess. Take him hence, yet
h ivm him not. I would have him
strong and well to assist iu the sncri
ii; s that must bo ma lo to Pele."
I v.-it roughly seized aud dragged
from .ia place.
Tiioy hustled me into the tousles
aa 1 set a guard over me.
"You will remain here until you die."
t'uy said. "You uro a fulso p'iest.
Y i must pay the penalty."
Half dazed by the sudden change
Kaumai, wouderinj and fearing, I
sank into tho one chair near her
throne and sat exhausted, waiting for
f ufthor developments.
Two days passed, during which I
av noither Winnie nor Kaumai. For
same reason probably the unusual
excitement was the prevailing cause
there was no regular worship with
Kaumai on tho throne as there had
bun before, Rut there wore two or
i-iare high-priests " tue temple all the
ti.ne, going through a ridiculous lot of
kjubuh. all to the glory of Pele and
extolling their own wonderful virtues.
In their songs or chants to their
Roldess Winnie was frequently men
tioned. I was free, so far as tho limits of the
temple, tin dining-c.ive and tho vol
cano's crater were couern"d. I could
wander at will in those places. Rut
the door to my obi dungeon had been
locked, and the priests carefully guard
el against any chance, of my getting
into Winnie's prison again. Kaumai,
no doubt, continued her visits, Imt. 1
could not get near her. I was rigidly
excluden from that part of the system
of caves where Kaumai's loom was
I passed the two days in a greatly
troubled state of mind. The sudden
revulsion from hope to despair nearly
drove me as insane as the high-priests.
Tho rumbling of the siibtcrra'io.ri
forces became louder. Now and theti
tho mountain would l e shaken an 1 the
lake of lava would be rtirrod. Here
and there a little spurt of lava above
tho surface gavo wurningof the dread
ful scourge that was to come.
I feared tho worst. If wo remained
in tho crater until tho lava lake should
rise and overflow tho present borders,
we should be certainly destroyed.
I endeavored to strike tenor iu tho
breast of the high-priesti by telling
them of tho danger they were iu.
"Do you not know," I said to the
leader, "if the volcano becomes active,
the lava will overwhelm us and destroy
"Oh, yon prove that you arc n false
priest and an unbeliever," lie returned.
"You eomo here as Ijowai's successor
and desecrate the temple of l'ele by
laying bauds on her chosen sacred one
for the sacrilice. Then you tear away
a portion of the wall and seek the
presenco of tho sacred one, where only
Kaumai may go. Fleeing from these
yon dare go into tho saerod chamber
of Kaumai aud rudely insult the
priestess, i'ou arc lost. Pelt is out
raged, aud her wrath demands ven
geance. Kaumai is incensed at your
violence, and after tho sa-ritica of the
sacred one, you, too, may be sent to
"lint that won't save you. You and
Kaumai aud ull tho rest will bo slain
when tho eruption comes."
"JJut it will not come. Even now
wo are preparing for tho sacrilice.
When we oiler tho saerod one to Pele,
sho will slay the evil spirits under
Kapatoli and still tho tumult. You
are not a believer, so you must die."
"It must be stopped!" I said almost
frenzied, for I know tho crisis was ap
proaching. ".My sister shall imt be
murdered by a gang of lunatics. I
will call down the wrath of the gov
ernment on you, an d you will bo put
"J!ut you cannot call down any
thing, boeyiso you will be dei.l."
"I will visit Pole in llaleakala and
seek her assistance. She will vjnt
her wrath upon you."
"Not so. I'ele knows well her faith
ful servants. She would not receive
nor listen to you."
Just then a still louder roar came
from tho lake, louder than any we ha I
heard. The hig'i-priost gave a startled
"It is time," ho sai l, and hurried
Tne common priests, w hile no doubt
as sincere iu their devotion to Pele in
tho highs, were not so linn in their
faith as to Pete's power over volcanoes.
One by oue they began to depart. 1
could, I suppose, ha.l I arrayed my
self like them in fact, I was already
so garbed and fastened on my mask,
uavo made my escape by bribing Ninio
Ian, whoso cupidity I already knew,
liut I know thut I would not have time
to get aid and return before the horrid
plaus of tho luuaticA would bo carried
out. Wi nio was in imminent dan
ger, and 1 resolved to remain until the
last, and f ee what I could do.
Nimolau now appeared in the temple
and took his meals with the common
oriests. He hung around idly, seem
ing to keep away from me and com
pletely ignoring mo. He was, not
withstanding his lack of reverence for
I'ele, as suggesto.l by Kiiuinai, i vi
de'itly a man of mark and importance
in the place, for ho was frequently in
lo:ig, stealthy discussions with ths
leaders of the high-p: icst s. Andouie
I overheard one say lo him:
"Kaumni doma-i-ls your presenco."
Nimolau r.t unco departed iu tho di
rection of Kaumai's room.
resolved to te.st Nimolau and see
if ho could not lid bribed to help me.
Soon after t.ie interview he had had
with Kaumai, I saw him standing
done, gidng into tho no.v bubbling
md spitting lake. He studiously
ivoided me, so I went to him.
"Nimolau," I said, " uiu in great
:roub!e. The sacred one who is
.o be sa -riiieel ii this awful lake of
iu olteu lava is my s'.str.:-, whom f love,
and who is loved by friends high ami
powerful in the government at Hono
lulu. It is uwful to think of such a
fate for her. I came here as a priest
:o liml and rescue hor. I huve failed.
Jow I want y.-u to help me. You do
lot believe in this stuff about Pele. I
irn rich. I will pay you well if you
save my sister. The priests tell ma
that I, too, am condemned to die. Now
if you will get u.y sister and me away
from this hellish place I will make you
I ho richest of your la eo. You sluill
vvnut for iiieiiinij. "
Ho turiie I his cuniiiii
eyes on i.ic
and studied me well.
no opened hia lip3 partly r.a if to
A high-priest came nut of tho tc:a
pie and stood looking at us.
Niiuolu'i raised his hand nnd struck
mo across- the face, and, turning j
his heel, walked uway to join tho
Sly last hopo was pone.
I was too much disheartened and
'.ctc to even resent the insult. I
stood rooted to the spot, watching his
Then two moro high priests ap
peared, and tho four en.jugod iu au
They beckoned for ino to eomo to
''Cum?," in of them said, "and
sco the prcpar.il ions for the sacrilice."
I followed them stoli 1 1 v. I was
rapidly losing tho power to think. I
was dazed with misery.
They led mo into Winnie's prison.
Kuumai was there, standing proudly
and grandly alone, cold, impassive,
beautiful. She was not like the lovely
Kaumai who had listened to mo but
two days before nnd who besought mo
to trust her. She was the inoarnaiioii
of indifference, of cruel fanaticism.
And yet, at sight, of her, my heart
beat faster and my blood grew warmer.
She was so beautiful. Why was sho
not more kind?
Upon a table lay my sister Winnie,
I did not see her upon my eiiiranee.
She was covered with a cloth. Sho
was robed as Kaumai was and looked
calm and beautiful save for the traces
of sorrow that were in her face.
Whou I saw her lying there, I cried
"Winnie, my sister, Winnie! Have
they murdered you?"
I beut over her frantically and
kissed her. Ah! Her breath still
came warm and sweet from her.
"What is this you have done?" I
shouts, 1, shaking tho restraining hand
of a priost from my arm and gettin ?
eady to make what sort of a tight I
could against such odds. "Mur
derers! Hell-hounds! I call down
tho vengeance of liod upon you!"
Kaumai stood impassive, not look
ing at mo but at Winnie.
Two priests seize. I me, and iu their
grasp I was a babe.
"Harm him not !" said Kaumai, i:i
tones that were cold and unfeeling.
"I would have him assist ut tho sacri
lice." "Your sister is not dead," said
Nimolau, ."but is sleeping. We do
that to prepare her to meet the flow
ing lava, as then sho will not foi l tho
pain of death. It is not the law of
l'ele," to do this, but Kaumai has
never before sacrilico 1 a human bi in.;
to Pele, and sho dots this to ease your
si tter's wuy."
"Horrible !" I cried, turning to
Kaumni. "Are you entirely heart
less?" "lias Nimolau not shown that I nra
not heartless?" she asked.
A bU 'k cloth lay at the side of tho
table. One of the priests picked it up
and threw it over Winnie, complitoly
covering her. It was a heavy cloth.
Nimolau folded back tho edge of it,
leaving Winnie's fact uncovered so
that, she colli I Ltvathe. I thanked
him with my eyes for tven that kind
ness. "That is tho xneritlcial cloth," ho
raid; and 1 understood enough.
"Come!" said the chief high priest;
anil they led me awny.
To pass Kaumai, the space bei:i!
narrow, it was necessary to go i i
single tile. As I walked before her, I
no.ieed her lips move.
"Trust me. 1 love yon," she whi.s-
er 'd, and became as ice again.
What hope was stirred within mo as
she spoke! Her words bade me cheer.
Perhaps, nfier all, rhe was shift re,
and the uobiiity that should go hull 1
i i band with her marvelous beauty
might not bo lacking. When we left
Wi.inie's room, in a hiilf-da.e.l wi y,
without attaching nny importance to
Ibis fact, I noticed that only Kuuim.i
and Nimolau wer left with Winnie.
.' f tor ward I remembered the blow
Ni uolau had given me, und this, with
my fear of Ki.umai s character,
plunged me again into despair.
Rut tho suspense would soon bo
over. Putua the lisherinau was now
gu Uip icibe called, no doubt, to.wit
ness the sacrilico, a ceremony evident
ly as new to him as it was to Kaumai.
Refore ths sacrilice thero was to bo
A long table was spread iu the torn
pie. Around it sat tho higu-priests mil
what of the common priests had re
mained to see the volcanoes stilled by
Iho siiciitlco of human life. Putua
aud Nimolau also sat with them. 1 sat
between two powerful high-priests,
out could not IjucU unything of their
Rut Xiuiolau ate heartily. In fact
h proved n perfect gourmand. Ho
eal'ed repeatedly for the best thing
on tho table, and they disappeared
more quickly than au ordinary man
could eat them.
D.uiiig the feasl, one, then another
of the high-priests kept up u horrible
At last that ordeal was over. The
table was hurried out of the way.
There was little time to lose, tlreat
sp irts of lava could be seen t dug
from the lake. Jets of stea'a puffed
up from the mass of hot stuff and dis
solved into air. I fancied I saw tho
overwhelming wave of l.r. a up on us
each moment, ft) overwrought as 1.
Tho rumbling was lo-.nl, but it had
been growiug for a year.
Kauuiai appeared and walked majes
tically thrtni.-'U the temple and out
onto the ledge'. The high-prut s in
:veasnd their noisy chants and fell
into line behind her. The common.
(To lie continued.)
The Iarfe Continent s.dd goods to
;he United Statis last year to tho ex.
teut of $J,800,(W0.
ArgnntllnA. Mnnlln.. I.aepA and Vollci of
tho Inutle.t IJeHlEU.
One sees little but fuimuicr goods
nowadays nt large shops. One of the
daintiest designs of the sheer fabrics
Is tlie pin point dot of black or color
on white ground. Ord! inry Swiss inns
Hit seems to be next In favor, nnd
makes charming gowns, but nil light
find summery goods are In demand.
While white is popular for "dressy"
Rnwns, the average woman of good
jenso nntl taste prefers colors for her
ordinary wearing apparel, not wishing
Jo bo dressed at nil times as If for a
'garden party. Chinu or navy blue, let
tuce green or wood brown grounds,
with delicate mollis of white, may be
as bewiteliiimly pretty ns one pleases,
nntl infinitely iimro serviceable than
white. The quantity of lace that Is
now used for trimming niakt s It possi
ble to Impart every iilry charm to any
color ii' the fabric is filmy anil fine.
The so-called "wash suits" frequent
ly ore far removed from the posslbll-
liy of easy laundering, so elaborately
'fire they made, but the 'shirt waist
, mil" of dark pique or linen is a useful
addition to any woman's wardrobe,
j Neither material Is thin enough for
. extremely bet days, It Is true, but
! chin r is perfect for the cool days that
lire frequent in the summer months,
in which ori.um'.ies and muslins lire
I (towns of guipure or Oluny lace are
liiuhly favored this season, being less
perishable than oilier laces. A love-
! ly costume for :l iranlon fete was made
of n flounce of Cluny on u white taf-
jfeia drop skirt, with a tunic of nll
nver I'lttny. The flounce nnd the
j tunic's hem were edged with :i ecroll
design of narrow gold braid, mid the
i former was headed with it baud of
hi under width.
Some of the new guipures have a
(ouch of delicate color in portions of
(lie design, mill the effect Is charming.
S;i;iic Ingenious women have been
known to iutr.-.dtn e a thread of color
into while laces by outlining the most
proinim nt flower or figure in the pat
tern. The courser laces may be made
Immensely chic in this way.
One can hardly go nslrny In the
choice of ih!n fabrics, ns mnusselincs,
ehifl'i'iis end nil other diaphanous ina
leripls, plain or embroidered, are equal
ly liked. Miirn ami silk gauze, organ
dies. Lyons grenadines nnd Onlnls
laces may be selected us one chooses
with no fear of mistake.
Apropos of the rage for white, it may
be remarked that white hosiery, so
long threatening a return, has actually
r.rrived and Is begging for admission
to uiodisli wardrobes with such suc
cess that one may expect to see stock
ings of finest while silk nnd llsie worn
by fashionable women whose gowns
are white. They will be invariably in
the most delicate lace openwork ef-feel:-.
Voile is of all woolen fabrics the best
.'.dapietl lo summer wear. A fetching
tailor made cosiume of pearl gray
oile, lately shown, had a waistcoat of
palest blue taffeta fastened with tiny
silver buttons. The collarless Eton
was trimmed with a stitched baud of
the tafl'eia, edged with silver braid a
quarter of au inch wide, nnd the nar
row circular flounce on the skirt was
headed by a similar band applied in
i;:i nlniost hattlcmented design, edged
above and below with silver braid.
White voile and tan are popular, also,
for summer tailored gowus. New
i:et r.miins l or Ilualnr. Women.
Tin re are in the down town Chicago
Im.-iiitss district more than a dozen
rest rooms, where the self supporting
woman may enjoy nn hour's comfort
v. h"ii she goes to lunch. Of these the
olio called the "Noonday Rest" may
is.tw as n type.
Kstabllslied Mver.'il years ago by a
I few earnest end tutbusiusiio women.
v.iihiu a mouth the "Rest" had il'.Ki
ii. embers, wiih many more on the wait
in;; list. To day the membership ros
ier shows Moo1 miti.cs. and the "Rest"
is in every souse of the word a club
btic.e. A fee of twenty-five cents a
mouth cmitlcs u self-supporting
v.n:'.!i'ii to join. This procures for in r
t!io freedom if a suite of well fur
n'shetl rooms, including reception hall.
o"iee, library, iinfie room, parlor, bed
room, sewing room, lunch aud lecture
room. No article on the menu cos's
more llian fie t -t ins, and as many ef
litem i i't le-s than that sum n good
hoi liKit hccii may be obtained for ten
I'.eiv. i i u ii;.- hours of - :;ud " o'clock
daily l'.'thi j oiuig woinei. nay lie seen
in the liu:t h.t: in. which is airy ami
I i ii 1 1 1 ami tnstt Hilly decorated. The
members eii.ioy the privilege of a cir
culating library of do'J volumes. Cur
rent literature magusluos and the daily
newspapers are en the library table,
ami the members read these In rooms
i:,t,nne,l with nalntinc nnd statuniv
I that have been bought at the annual
exhibitions of Chicago artists. The
fert rooms me provided with lounges
:vid rotk'ug liijirs, nnd a matron is
clwaya in attt r.il.:ne, while a woinnii
l liy.-ician gives her services free ef
Ullder s'.eeves lire still ill fnvnr, nme
of luce, chin" batiste, llberly silU -of
any material difiennt from the rest
of the gown. 'Hey lit close to the "I'm
or are In puffs, anil some even ore
shirred; but in tie of them me ugiy or
exaggerali tl. The sleeve that f'tops
Just at the cll.ov.-, or a little below it.
finished there v. ith n turned buck ''iilT,
is hot nearly so popular as it lias been,
probably because it Is usually unbe
coming. It Is much less graceful limn
the sleeve that finishes below the elbow-
iu a rutllc or Hares in tin e:.eg'-er-nteil
copy of the coat sleeve. Thin
gowns look Well with elbow sleeves,
but one style that is fashionable is
most unbecoming: this is the sleeve fin
ished below the elbow with folds of
muslin or silk nnd without rulllo or
flare. It is one of Iho iimsl trying
styles ever designed, and yet seems lo
have a linn hold on the affections of
many women. An attractive sleeve
which looks equally well made of sill.,
muslin, or cloth, is just a little larger
than the arm. nnd reaches not ip-iie
lo the wrist, where it is finish- d iu
squares, tind shows I'.nd-'rn.ath a full
puff of the same imiier'ml, gailiTc.l
into a hand. The reason liiis is so be
coming is thai !s has lines long enough
to make iho arm apinar grn-vl'.i!. -Harper's
A Yi'otimii ruent- r.
Mrs. Minnie Kshlemnn Sliefinrn. of
California, a former seeiety of
Philadelphia, t:vns and ina:ia::- s a
farm of twenty-eight hundred sons,
with its varied inter st of dair in.-,
stock farming and fruit growing'. In
her palm bold. -rid orchards nnd vine
yards are grown raisin grapes, p ars,
pouches, it prion:.-, noo:ai in.s. prime,
oranges, ulnionds urd oliv.. J-'ur her
Immense herds. Mrs. Slc riiian grows
all of her own feed, the cows iu sum
mer being pastured on alfalfa, and. as
the season atlvtine- s. i :i t c-.la-e mat!"
from the first crop of a!:':'.!;:-: lie n t :t
corn from the i-ilo. and brer i ;i riven
In addition to the tiuiry which sup
plies its luimcp.-'e e:-i Mrs. Mi-v-man
has a large ir.mb'-r of ! i i :: ' i t -bred
horses and n hi-.: herd of t.n '
Berkshire swine. Among- the lessons
which Mrs. Shci-i.inu ! .'."led by a sa-l
experience was iho fa.-! i!;::t the beau
tiful .lersi y c iv.s v iiieh have i.nind
initirishm-iii :i sw.-e; bill pa .litres !n
a cool, moist sea a!;1 will ini thrive on
fields of alfalfa i.i ; warm, dry volley.
These lane been replaced by the sMud-
ier llolslein-l-f it sian sto
sle is said to have tn.w t
est herds in il'e iniaur.v
b.-.rns contain all tic !;;tt
the comfort of the t ''-' s ;
ing down nil bitclefi.il ;
mental to the Imb :v N.
no of Ii
. 11 fl
A New I ti-ltl Tor Women.
.Voiiicn have invaded another field
of Industry in New Yelk Ci v, and il
behooves the "t aiiihvicii man" to 1
out for his job. Hto enters upon le-r
new vocation timidly a::d travels in
groups for company, -.crimps for moral
support. Time will probably emtiel-i-en
her to stalk alone for tin- clu.iv,
customer. In the shopping district
young women may be seen any picas
ant day, hv.-ed in the iti:ti!it slan
gs rb of New lhiglnild. Of cenr.-- no
body in Ni w 'liii-'liind or anyv. i:. r.
else ever dressed thai way in n al 1 :'.-.
They wear sttn' tiuels aim I sp-'tn--'.
shawls ami mutely invite Milfcrvrs
front headache to 'so somebody's ot.o
inimite curt-. It i a iribnie t i ti:,- t
mopolilan cbara nr New York city
to stiv. ami say truthfully, that sin.-e
the first. ay or t
mice they have in:
tetttion than dot s ti.
,-i straw hill tt a 1
I'anama on his po
of their app a:--
teil no more a -
man who carries
!e mid calls it a
:r,lc iriuu. Nc-.v
OhifYon veiling in while. Ihtti; and
vivid tints is c::ionwiv ly used for hat
Pearl gray ami fawn mini-: c:
liecled to bo leader: it: fall tints in
A boa of Parisian deUm is ,, of
white chiffon l'oM-s. v. ith gn-. u e. ::-j
tres, heavily spangled with .-trr--. i
I-'or early fall wear il is pr.i'iefil
that plumes will be t X'n ir-ivcly w- : u
colors, black, while, bcic. oast -;-.t , 1
pearl gray, del and n:ai;:e. I
Many of iho summer l'ft cks u - . j
out chokers. In Midi -a--s the h. ,ti .- I
is generally lini.-lu d by a deep i ...:. .-1
if embroidered batis'e or n ii- '.'.. I
While the soft lawn or sit.; i. : t j
.1 great degree taken lie pht.-o the;
stilt' itillar. a white .-'.o-!; with .' - '
s-:-ils is a favorite :'; : ;. .f er . -wear,
An r.t tractive skirt nra ie-.ivv : t '
is t-.it circular wit!: a ciiv::iar i'.
ciniii:.- in :t stitched band in . : ;
m:d Ifinuuetl with tli'.co rows i : . ..
bra itl around the bei.i.
bong black mid white t.siridi p'.o, - '
are very much Worn Ibis n I
tii -y are put oil the oui :.- I'i-c-p t
a little at one side, tout hit'.g tin- !
tl. r iu .-..me iii..-i:iitet e.
Rosettes of baby iibbon ii.i..o.t.;
tin- color of the gown a..tl rombi;i I
w itli innumerable loops of black civet
til. l.uii of the same w id: h n-pr --i.t c,
new itl- a in garniture for t bi:i i:.u;:'
The colhirless gown britqis the pen:;
nocklate into vr.gue to sitcii an tM.-nt
that the supply of real pearls e-inr-i
meet (lie demand. Rut it is the pri
ami not i : i small :-MH-plv which i, :i;',.
o-ual obsi.ule to ol-t:i,nit:;.. . i ii ;i J
ncckhu-e. So the imiuition pi;,:!s i-. . . o j
com.- into the bieuoii iu greater pei .'i c I
tien nod btuuty than ever befecc. '
ca & , r-
, y KXKltAI. l!OY STONK said
J reet nt ly in a speech at Par
V X kei-bitrg, W. Va.: "Among Ihr
taxes which the farmers pay
nre some thai tiro unavoidable, ami
these it is useless lo talk abotlt. There
nre ol hers which fanners Impose upon
tbemselvt s, which they besllale n
soaro with others, which H.ey submit
to without a protest, nntl even eline
t i v. h' li they arc being removed.
'J'ni s taxes we cannot talk about toe
n. sit ii. Those art! taxes, too, which
brine; nn useful revenue, nor even sup
port a lax gatherer; they nre burdens
as in edo-ss as tho traditional stout
which balanced the grist on the way
"'I hrough lh" failure ef the Covoni
liieiit in the oriirinnl surveys of the
public lands lo lay ottl a sdciil ith- sys
torn of roads, mid divide the lands ae
c ort'iic'ly, farmers have been left to.
lay out the roads for themselves, am!
g--i:era!!.v ih-y have put them on farm
lines, goin-r over all the hills that oolite
in tii-'it- way. Tie- result of this i
the bill tax iu hilly regions and what
may b called the square corner l:tl
on the prairies.
"Th-amount of hill tax I have esti
mined in one county in New Jersey,
.-Hid found that I Hess bills dotlbh
nil the cos; of hauling in tin- county,
lnakiit-; practically a money tax of
$10.111111 ; i i i 1 1 ' ; : i i i to tin- township. The
i.e.. pie have p. lb! this lax for W
j ye.;is, ami yet tiny wonder why they
! nn- poor. In th" prairie regions, for
! want of tin- diagonal roads which the
' Oovi : n i .-ti i should have laid mil. the
! farmer, to reach a point ten miles to
! the iint-thuvsi. for instance, travels
' seven miles liot'ih and seven mile
i Ace,.:, ridding forty per cent, to his (lis
1 tan ce. of. for the average of till travel.
twenty per cent. This is the square
i curlier tar.
"The mud tax Is probably about
'. equal in total to tin- hill tax. anil this,
; ngain. doubles the cost of all wagon
I transportation: yi-t many farmers an
opposed to stone roads.
"However, the farmers themselvi?
r.re doing away in many places with
tin- enormous burden of the fence tax
; mid with it will go tin- snowdrift tax
nnd the waste bind on the rnndsid"
They are slowlv ..bniiiloiiing narrow
'. tins and tracking wheels. Moreover.
! many of them begin to realize tht.
I enormity nnd absurdity of tin- hill,
mud an-1 square corner taxes, and wc
! may hope in time to see in this conn
: try, as we do in France, beautiful
hard roads everywhere, winding
; through farms, wiih crops growing
close to the wagon tracks nnd tho
. roads serving perfectly every purposi?
of public its,- and private convenience.
"You ask let v.- ;il this can be tlecom
. plished without a burden of taxation
which will neutralize ils benelits. I
tuisw. r that it is all being done to-day
i . a hundred places in the United
(-'tales-, and there arc fanners who lie
l.n. iv. ii dgc that they nre getting rich
in t'oc- - hard times solely by reason
e:' ti: improved roads which have been
forced upon ihem, nnd are .tying
wiih perfect ease any mblil ion.-tl tax
they impt-.e. These Improved roads
b-'.ng l.nilt in many ways and in
, vcr. oils forms m construction, and
: every y.ar's .n."-ieiiet reduces the
, cos; nnd brings about an easier pro-
. I i ti r of iho ti'-cessary means.
"It would b, a very long story lo go
' i; ,o the details in liiie direction, ami I
v.-,.:i!.l not be prop.. rod to say which if
. ii:.- 1 .'.-! of the many methods of con
I i : motion ami of payment. Hoth need
to ! grontiy varied to meet the con
loiii ts in the various Slates, au.l a
I -.-:: :::1 study of local legislation is
! to of.- ,ii-y; but the vital question is for
I the !':i..!o-,'s themselves to settle sen
I ei.-il'v -vin ;her tlcy want good roads.
mid v. '.e-tiier they will a-'copt the help
of these wit. nr.- willing nnd anxious
I i join iu paying the cost of road Im
provement. If they will t.tlie up the
su'ije.-t in all their organizations and
i-ppeini active woiking committee to
visit tin- ii-ii:-. st accessible localities
win re good re:-,.;-; prevail, and lo urge
I.e. h h -.i-lai ion as will make I hem at
1 : ;ti.-i.'i- c cry where, tile Work Will
soon t i cell :i point where ils own mo
i. .'i;t 1 1 1 1 will ear.y ii forward.
"The esi.n.-'ie of jour able secre
t that i't -i.i in-i.i in-1 is wasted at'litl
aliy iti this o.'iiutr.v through bad roads
oils, r.i; I
1 i inn ot other slat isti-
i i his n appiars that
P .. takes otic i;iiar!er
;ib !' ail la: ni pro-
:ili ,1 S:aii's. To nbol
i ti "oi n. great i tioi-gii
1. .1 attention of this
a p.'aei ieol and pra-'ii-s
energies. W hat the
f.l 1 If.s .subject wtil I
J while wicli it
.."on ois may fail en
it. th I '
1 he i "o-ve-
! I'iaite' ..: -e ,
ii;g to Iho i-cp
the ma-it i il-
; i s of the re
i-rj t long went '
s Uitfiied. and
.v mad.' throiii
o -. were linpns
.- was rolitetiiu;
i,, . n abandoiied,
.ii.!.' ii at of dinv-ihr-nivh
iiaia o'' America,
ell until the desert
although hit! miles
i it. tho last thirty
at-!--, and the vcu
y given up
I 1, i.t V.o-liiDiiitlili., ( tii reclaim v.
All Anliisif girl writes such n fash
1: i:ni.',' hn.'d that when she 1'econlly
: ,;;s d an invitation l" s:o to ti picnic
the youi.g musi intei pt tt tl it ut mi an
ropiuncc. .-Hid appciiivil on fiine with
bis hear and toi-gr Ateblsen titebt.
THE CLD FASH'ONED BOY.
OU for a plbnnsi- "f n natural boy i
A l.v Willi fictkittl face. , . . "
With forehead white iieatli tang.cd hair
And iit-.ibs tit void of (trace.
Wlioe f' toe in, while hm elbows flare;
Vii..-e kief s im- li.il- lif'l sll ways;
W!'- turns as red ns a lohsler when
You rive linn a won! of pr.nw.
Imy who's iiora with an apoctile.
Who -veks tin- pantry shelf
local i-is "piece" wit h ivsoiiuthngsniacK-
Who isn't gone on himself.
A "ltolibison Crusoe" reading boy.
Whose pockets btiiire with trnslt:
Who knows the use of rod and can.
And where the brook trout smash.
It's true he'll sit in the easiest chair,
With bis hit on los tousled head;
That Ins l-aiiiU and feet arc everywhere,
l or to.itii must have room to spread.
Put he doesn't dub his father "old man,"
Noi tieiiv his mother's call.
Nor ridicule what ins elders say,
Or Until: that lie knows it nil.
A rough an! wholesome natural boy
111 a good o'.d fiislnot et! clay:
(,',), I b i -s 1-mi . it Ik 's still on earth,
pur he'll make a man Mime day.
-Detroit free Press.
"Yo:i seem to have a lot of rela
tions. How do j'ou keep track of
tin-in V "I read the obituary column
iu i he papers every day." Judge.
"!it onto her giviu' him a flower'."
"Rut yor can't depend on golls, Chlnr
my. To-day they'll give yor u flower
au' ter inorivr u t "row-down." Puck.
"Iid you hear of that duel between
those two medical students?" "No.
Pistols or swords?" " Neither: they
prescribed for each other." Tit-Bits,
Two things there nre tliat women
Will jump al m a true;
These timig- are rash conclusions, .
And tiiiinl little mice.
- Philadelphia Press.
"Oh. mother, stop; I want to look
ni that man just run over by the car."
'Come along, do! There will be au
other presently, a little further on."
Prison Keeper "you will have to
work bore, Morinriy, but you miiy se
lect any I rude yon wish." Prisoner
"Well, if It'y all th" same to you, sor,
O'd like lo be n sailor." Tit-Hits.
The world is full, wc all agree, .
it r.ieii of little worth,
Whose only business sei'ias to ho
To take up roiiin mi earth.
Clarence "Why do you say the wed
ding was patriotic':" Algernon
"Well, the bride was red. the groom
was while, and her father, who had
nil tin- bills to pay, was blue." Balti
Rank Preside it- "1 suppose I had
better notify tin- directors that you
have appropriated Jf'.W.tMUt." Cash
ier "Yes, and while you tire about It,
ask them whore there is n good place
to invest it."' Harper's Razor.
1 in pecun ions Poet "Hood news, dear.
That poem of mine " Wife "Han
it been accepted at last?" Poet "No.
but I've learned Unit there Is a new
magazine just started In London that
I haveu't submitted it lo yet." Glas
"What in your vocation?" asked the
cannibal king, sternly. "I er 1 um a
weather bureau man. jour majesty,"
ventured the weather man timidly.
"Turn him loose," couimoudod the
cannibal king; "lie has been roasted
enough."--Ohio State .lotirmil.
"Hew about our great scheme to ben
efit I be masses'.''" asked the Imokkecp
ef. "What about It?' inquired the edi
tor of l he ivtisatioiial sheet. "I don't
know In w to charge up tho cost of
it." returned the bookkeeper "Shall
1 pet: ti charity account?" "Charity
llitl.ing!" retorted the editor (lisgUSt
oi. ly. "Charge it up lo Hie advertising
ui.ci mil, of course." Chicago Post.
New lork'M ll(f Kt-nervotr.
Tin- area of the .b-roiiie Park Reser
voir is over olio acres, nntl the cost of
Iho land was about y.'.ntHMHH). There
will be uboul to.iiiKi.iiiitt cubic yards
of earth and rook removed, and the
."t i.iii ii i.i ino square feet of surface lu-
side the reservoir wiills will he In id
with from three lo six inches of con
crete. 'The contractors bail lo ptirchiiro 'JW)
acres of land on Long Island Sound
where tliey could deposit the t-xca-xatetl
car. h anil rock, and five miles of
railway had lo be built ill order to
(airy it tlu tc. When the reservoir in
liiiishcl the retaining walls will not
be conspicuous from the outside,
alt bough iu places t in y will be more
than thirty six feet deep on their
inner slopes. In sonic few places tho
w;iUs will stand from du.it to ten feet
above the surrounding country.-Npw
Millet had hardly been dead ten
years when from one hemisphere to
the oilier both the French peasants
mnl tin- American cowboys milled Up
the "Augeiiis'' over their bends tig it
holy image. It is said the I when Millet
hail iiuishod that picture he showed It
hi st to a peasant, one of his neighbors
al P-nrhizuii. The latter gazed long
ami silently ut the two humble labor
ers, pausing with bowed beads over
their furrows, iu the midst of their
work; and as Millet, by look and ges
ture, questioned him. nnd awaited his
opinion, tho worthy fellow said: "The
lu lls nre ringing, are they not, sir?
We don't see them, but they hear
ibem." "Come," said Millet, "that It
all right. 1 sec I have made myiiti
understood."- Pall Mull Gazette.