A SMUGGLER HEROINE.
This tale of heroism displayed by a
young woman engaged ia smuggling
contraband goods over the Swiss-Italian
border comes from Geneva: i'Mlle.
Pcretti, aged eighteen, and her broth
er, aged twenty-three, left Swiss ter
ritory to cross the Baldisco pass, car
rying contraband goods into Italy.
On the summit they were overtaken
by a violent snowstorm and were soon
In deep snow. The Torettis roped
themselves, the young man leading.
They lost their way, and while at
tempting to find the path Poretti fell
through the snow into a crevasse into
which he nearly dragged his sister.
The girl, however, planted her ice ace
in the snow and withstood the shock.
"Early the next morning several
smugglers crossing the pass from
Swiss territory into Italian found the
young girl near the ordinary route
taken by smugglers, and recognized
her at once, as she belonged to a
smuggler's family and lived at Chia
venna. The smugglers at once drew
up the brother, but found that he had
died during the thirteen hours his sis
ter had held him by the rope. He had
rtceived severe injuries in the head
and his body was frozen.
"The smugglers carried down the
brave girl, who was almost uncon
scious, as well as the dead body of
her brother, and notified the Poretti.
family at Chiavenna. On reaching
the valley the girl had recovered suf
ficiently from her terrible experience
to explain that she and her brother
had spoken for several hours after
the accident, and at last he had said
that he felt nothing and wanted to
"A warm night followed the snow
storm, or two dead bodies would have
been found. Under the great strain
the rope had cut through the girl's
clothes and her waist was bleeding
when she was rescued." Chicago
Women have succeeded in passing
themselves off as men not infrequent
ly, but, so far as is known, there have
been but two women pirates Anne
Bonney and Mary Read, who were
captured something over a century
ago in the Caribbean Sea, charged
with "having piratical intentions." It
was not known at the time that they
were not men, and accordingly they
were sentenced to meet death in the
manner generally meted out to gen
tlemen of their profession, when they
confessed their sex, and they were in
due course punished less severely.
The woman Bonney was the daugh
ter of a Carolina planter, who had
disowned her by reason of her mar
riage with a sailor. Even at that
time Anne had a predilection for
man's attire, inasmuch as at the hour
of her elopement she employed it for
the purpose of evading her angry
parent. Eventually she shipped with
her husband, and shared in his pirati
cal adventures. Among her ship
mates, who were ignorant of her sex
and also of her relation to the cap
tain, Anne attained a reputation for
Now, curious as It may seem, the
ship whereon this female pirate prac
tised the arts of the freebooter was
one day boarded by several strangers,
among them another lady pirate by
the name of Mary Read. It followed
that the women became fast friends,
though at first each was ignorant of
the sex of the other. The discovery
that each was a woman came about
through the declaration on the part
of Mary of a romantic attachment for
the Bonney person.
Shortly after the two women met
they became widows, and naturally
enough cast their lots together in a
buccaneer crew. Both were admired
for the courage they evinced in their
unusual calling, and both were great
ly loved by their seamen. Mary was
an expert swordswoman, and fought
more than one duel. She died in
prison. Anne Bonney was in due
time restored to her family.- Har
A TRAGEDY OF TRAVEL.
In the autumn of 190$ two Ger
man travelers, Dr. Brunhuber and
Carl Schmitz, set out from Rangoon,
in Burma, and after passing through
Burma advanced from the Chinese
frontier city of Tengyueh to the un
known reach cf the Salween, where
they met their death at the hands of
Lutzu tribesmen. Archibald Rose,
British Consul at Tengyueh, describes
the tragedy in The Geographical Jour
nal: "During the day a sandbank by
the river side was reached, and here
the tribesmen threw clown their loads,
refusing to proceed further. They as
cended to the village on the mountain
side, leaving the two travelers with
their Indian servant to spend the
night alone upon the bank. The In
dian climbed to the village to buy a
fowl, and there he saw the porters
talking and drinking with the vil
lagers in a way that aroused his mis
trust. He returned and related what
he had seen, expressing his sus
picions of the men, but Dr. Brunhu
ber reassured him, saying that the
men were weary and would be all
right In the morning. The travelers'
evidently feared no treachery, for
they did not unpack the guus, which
were Iz the porters load1?. Pinnei
was cooked and eaten, ami aftei
building up their camp fires the thre
men Went to sleep on their watrprool
sheets, being too weary to pitch camr
in spite of the winter weather.
"The night passed quietly, but in
the morning there wa3 no sign of the
muleteers or cf the straying animals
nor did the porters come down foi
their leads. The travelers waited,
hoping that their men would catch
them up, and presently people begar
to descend to the sandbank from tht
village above. They came down
about thirty of them, smiling and
friendly, though all, even the boys
carried swords, and they offered 3
basket of rice and some eggs, receiv
ing in return a present of foreign
cotton, a pair of scissors and a knife
While the provisions were being
packed by the Indian the savages
crowded round the two travelers, whe
were some distance apart, Dr. Brun
huber having gone down to the rivei
to wash his hands.
"They made two little groups, each
with or.e of the travelers surrounded
by twelve or fourteen of the natives.
Suddenly one of the men raised a
spear and stabbed Schmitz in the
body, and he fell backward on the
sand. The others immediately fell
on him, slashing at his body with
their great two-handed swords. Brun
huber cried out, and one of the sav
ages cut him down with a sword,
making a great gash in his head. He
had strapped his revolver at his waisl
early in the morning, but he had no
time to fire before he was killed
Then the spoil, was divided and th!
bodies thrown into the river, whicl
at this point runs swift and deep, ant
thus ended the expedition of discov
ine Indian was bound and led
into captivity, one of the Chinese
muleteers was shot with an arrow
through the eye before he reached the
spot, tha other was kept as a slave
and the booty was divided among the
villages which had participated in thci
plot. For three months the Indian
servant was held in captivity at lower
Naba, at first bound hand and foot
and surrounded by four men at night
They then turned him into the fields
to work with the women."
A CONVICT'S ADVENTURE.
News was received in London re
cently of the death of Joseph Cres
wick, who, while fleeing from justice,
accomplished one of the most re
markable walking feats on record.
Creswick was undergoing a sen
tence for forgery in Rhodesia, and
while being conveyed from one pris
on to another by train ( as reported
some months ago) conceived the idea
of escaping from his guards. As his
legs were heavily ironed, the task
was by no means an easy one, but one
night, when the train in which he
was being eonvej-ed was between Bu
lnwayo and Salisbury and his guards
were asleep, Creswick quietly opened
the carriage .door and jumped out.
When he reached the ground he fell,
but was not badly hurt. During the
remainder of the night he shuffled
along in the dark, and at daybreak
could see the railroad in the distance.
He decided to walk in a straight line
from It, which he did for several days,
still with his feet shackled.
Day after day and night after night
he rubbed his irons with the sharpest
pieces of rock he could find, until at
last he was able to throw his mana
cles aside. After this Creswick went
on with great strides through the
unknown country in which he found
himself, his sole object being to get
to some white settlement.
Some weeks after his escape the
wanderer had a wonderful piece of
luck. In a hut apparently belonging
to a settler he found a gun and some'
ammunition, ' which, in the circum
stances, he did not hesitate to take
possession of. With the gun he man
aged to shoot several zebras and
other animals, which provided him
with many a welcome meal; but un
fortunately his gun got out of order
before hi? ammunition became ex
hausted and he had to rely upon fruit
for his sustenance.
Just when Creswick was coming to
the conclusion that he had been walk
ing 'round and 'round, without mak
ing much progress, he fell in with
some natives, who gave him certain
directions as to how to find "a very
i long water," which Creswick con
cluded must mean the River Congo,
and for several s'eeks ho continued
Eight months after his escape from
the train between Salisbury and Bu
luwayo, Creswick was found by a
party o? Belgians lyin? in a weak and
feverish condition about 20 0 miles
from Leopoldville, on the Congo.
They nursed him back to health and
strength. At Eomba, arrayed in all
the glory of a pair of cricket flannels
and a football jersey, provided by his
new friends, the fugitive found a
ship, o:: which he worked his passage
to Antwerp. From there he got a
ship to London. That, however, led
to his undoing, for while walking in
Whitechapel he was recognized by
Detective Inspector Belcher, of Scot
land Yard, who arrested him on the
charge of escaping from lawful cus
tody. He was taken subsequently to Rho
desia as a fugitive offender, and for
his escapade he was sentenced to a
further term of six months imprison
ment, during which he died.
Compensation being refused for a
cut finger, an Ilford (England) do
mestic servant left her situation and
wrote to her mistress a3 follows:
"Madam , the cut is worst. The
doctor says I have cut the spinal cord
of my little finger. If you do not im
mediately send me five shillings a
i weak, I shall insult my solicitor."
A" SCALE Y STORY. '
A Major loved a maiden so
His warlike heart was soft as Co
He would often kneel to her and say,
"Thou art my life and only Ray
Oh, if but kinder thou wouldst be,
And sometimes sweetlv smile on Ma
Thou art my earth, my guiding star
1 love thee ner, 1 love thee
My passion 1 cannot control
Thou art the idol of my
The maid suggests his asking pa.
The Major cries. "What, I? Oh.
The Major rose from bended knee,
And went her father for to
The father thought no match was
The Major once had been a
They married soon and after that
Dwelt in the rooms all in one
!o happy ends this little tale,
tor they lived on the grandest
POKER IN TEXAS.
"Can he play poker?"
"I guess so. Nobody seems to
want to play with him." Houston
Stranger (to boy looking at the
monkeys at the Zoo) "Guess you're
going to be a nftralist some day?''
udge "vV-rfn the world didn't
you think of that befora you mar
A FASHIONABLE MALADY.
"Yes, Mrs. Gayleigh has found it
necessary to go West and remain
there for some time."
"No. Renoitis." Cleveland Plaia
JOURNALISM IN GOTHAM..
"Got anything good?" inquired the
"Brutal murder neatly done."
"Well, play up strong on the in
human interest." Louisville Courier-Journal.
THE LAY OF THE BARNYARD.
Mrs. Cochin China "What a com
mon woman Mrs. Black Spanish
Mrs. Black Orpington "Well, my
dear, what can you expect? Why,
she lays eggs for the trade!" The
BACHELORS, TAKE WARNING.
Hobbs "Alienists say that single
men are much more liable to insanity
Dobbs "Sure they are! Single
men are always in danger of going
some woman." Eostor
Gunbusta "What are your
Gypsy Plamist "I'll read youi
hand for one dollar."
Guulmsta "You cught to do ii
for ninety cents; I've got one finge;
Judge "You are privileged tc
challenge any member of the jurj
now being impanelled."
"Well, then, yer Honor, Oi'll foighl
the shmall mon wid wan eye, in tfc
corner, there ferninst yez." Metro
"How can you prove that the ulti
mate consumer is a myth?" asked on
"Easily," replied the other. "Tht
gods on high Olympus indulged it
banquets, showing that a myth is at
ultimate consumer; therefore the ul
tlmate consumer must be a myth; Q
E. D." Washington Evening Star.
TO SOFTEN PAINT BRUSHES.
To soften an old paint brush in
crhich the paint has been allowed
:o dry, heat some vinegar to the
boiling point, and allow the brush to
umnier in it a few minutes. Remove
and wash- well in strong soapsuds,
md the brush will be like new. Fa
Qiers' Home Journal.
Leaking pines demand the atten
tion of a plumber, but in some cases
where some time has to elapse befora
his services can be secured valuable
:arpets and furniture might be saved
if the fact were better known that a
mixture of yellow soap and whiting
made into a paste with a little water
will stop a leak effectually for some
hours. Mrs. W. A. Keith, in the
ELECTRIC IRON HINT.
For one doing light housework and
wanting a quick lunch, the electric
iron is most convenient, and by turn
ing the iron upside down on its stand
you can fry meat, eggs, potatoes, etc.,
make tea and coffee, also bake pota
toes by putting a pan over them to
keep in the heat, and turning the po
tatoes so they will bake on both
sides. Susie M. Hanson, in the Bos
DINING TABLE CENTREPIECE.
A novel and most attractive-looking
centrepiece recently used at a
bridge luncheon wa3 made by the
hostess. The basis of the piece con
sisted of a pasteboard box six inches
wide and eighteen inches long set
upon an old-fashioned coarse straw
hat, whose wide brim folded against
ftlie lontr sides of the box. formed a
The box was then
d in moss. Ions:
Icfrnnfii of wide satin ribbon were
.voven through 'Slits cut in the paste
board and the straw arranged at each
orner in all-loop bows. Among the
;ows ana along me inner aim uuiei
sides of the boi were set choux of
ualine of the same shade as the rib
bon, so that the white nyacmuis
which filled the receptacle appeared
o be springing from a bed cf gauze
A ROSE JAR.
Th following directions for mak--.g
a rose jar which the writer says
as been successfully used for more
!ian thirty years, and for which wa
re very, very grateful: Gather the
rise petals In the morning, letting
lem stand in a cool place, tossed up
ghtly, for one hour to dry off, then
at them in layers into a large cov
ed dish, sprinkling salt between
e layers, xou can aua w iuia
veral mornings until you have
lough stock, from one pint to a
;art according to the size of, your
.1 1-1. iU .
r. Stir every morning anu iet uie
stand for ten days. Then
transfer it to a glass fruit jar in the
bottom of which has been place'd
two ounces of allspice coarsely ground
and as much broken stick cinnamon.
This may stand now for sit weeks
closely covered, when it is ready for
the permanent jar. , Have ready one
ounce each of cloves, allspice, cinna
mon and mace, all ground not fine,
one ounce of orris root bruised and
shredded, two ounces of lavender
flowers and a small quantity of any
other sweet scented dried flowers or
herbs. Mix together and put in the
jar in alternate layers with rose
stock, add a few. drops of oil cf rose
geranium or violet and pour over the
whole one quarter of a pint of best
cologne. Boston Post.
In the ICitcfien)
Lyonnaised Potatoes Chop fine
two cups of cold boiled potatoes, one
small onion; melt two tablespoon
fuls of butter in a frying pan, turn in
potatoes and onion, moisten with
milk; cook very slowly twenty min
utes, then brown underneath; fold
andturn on a platter.
Monkey Faces One-half cup of
butter, one cup of sugar, one cup mo
lasses, one cup of cold water, two
eggs, beaten,, two teaspoonfuls soda,
one teaspconful of cinnamon, cr.e of
cloves, five cups of f.our; mix in or
der given; drop from spoon into tin3
and use raisin on top to form the
eyes and nose; bake in a quick oven.
Griade Par.ee Two veal steaks
cut into pieces about four inches
square, salt and pepper; toast several
slices of bread and roll out until well
crumbed; also take one egg, beat it
well, dip both sides of the meat ir.to
the beaten egg and. then into the
bread crumbs; have on the fire a pan
with two tablespocnfuls cf lard, let
it get very hot, then place the meat
in it; let the meat fry until brown
Creole Fish Into a saucepan put
a heaping tablespoonful of butter.
Melt, but do not let it brown. Add
one-half an onion fine cut. Let sim
mer one minute, then add one cup of
tomatoes (canned), three sprigs of
parsley chopped fine, one tablespoon
ful of flour. Let cook fifteen rnin
t tes. Take a small bas3 (or other
small fish cut into two inch pieces
see that all the bones are out and
add the fish to the soup. Let all sim
mer for about twenty minutes. Serve
lulled with long-
WILL WOMEN BE ADMITTED?
Will women ever be admitted to
membership in the French Academy?
It is stated that nearly one-third of
the rresent members are in favor of
such admissions for feminine writers
of distinction. . M. Emile Faguet
thinks that the rule which keeps out
persons of the sex of that famous let
ter writer, Mme. de Sevlgne, i3 de
plorable. He declares himself con
vinced of the intellectual equality of
men and women. M. Paul Hervieu
would solve the question by estab
lishing a special section for women
distinguished in letters, art and sci
ence. New York Tribune.
ACKNOWLEDGING A TOAST.
The occasion of a toast, though al
ways a joyful one, is nevertheless em
brassing for the person toasted, and
the girl who does not blush under the
stress is of unusual calibre. A girl
does not drink from her glass as the
toast is given, but may touch it to
her lips as she rises to reply. She
makes a bow that includes all the
company, thanks them In whatsoever
terms she pleases that are gracious
for the honor paid her, and when she
sits down may, if she likes, take a
sip from her glass. In fact, a girl
responds to a toa3t exactly as a man
would, and the wit of her acknowl
edgement is governed by her control
of feeling, her readiness and her self
possession;, but the best response is
always the one that comes from the
heart and is most naturally phrased.
New York Tribune.
For a tin wedding the table deco
rations should be of tin.
In the centre of the table there
Chive Salad. Boil six eggs hard, remove the shells, cut
the eggs in halves crosswise and take out the yolks, which
are to be pressed through a sieve and mixed gradually with
two tablespoonfuls of chopped chives, two tablespoonfuls of
tarragon vinegar, four tablespoonfuls of cold chopped meat
(chicken, tongue or ham), salt and pepper to taste. Cut a
little piece from the end of the egg whites so that they will
stand. Form the mixture into balls and place them in the
whites. Place each in crisp lettuce leaves, garnish with
watercress and balls, of cream cheese, baste with French
dressing and serve immediately.
must be a pan, bowl or fancy-shaped
tin mould inverted, to hold water. In
this flowers are placed and, -wnile
white ones may be used, pink ones
will be more effective. The candles
are to be shaded with tin, instead of
silver, and 'the shades can be made
at home by drawing a pattern on the
tin sheeting and piercing it with a
sharp nail and hammer. The shades
should then be soldered together by
a tinsmith. There must be pink lin
ing that shows fringe.
Star, crescent and other fancy
shaped moulds will make good dishes
for nuts and bonbons, limiting the
colors to pink and white. Plates
should be of bright new tin; forks the
same. You will find a table thus dec
orated pretty, because tin, when new,
is so bright. New York Telegram.
The popular idea is that if a girl
marries well, in the .world'3 way of
thinking, that settles her fate for
life. Nothing cauld be further from
the truth, writes Hilda Richmond, in
the Delineator. The young woman
who has that false idea in her mind
had better root it out once for all.
She may have won a good husband,
but that does not insure her a happy
home life. Every day she must win
her great and small victories, or the
marriage will be a failure. There are
some women who begin to let them
selves down the day after the honey
moon ends, and after that It is easy
to drift to the place where "anything
is good enough for home."
It is safe to say that no woman
ever won very much in the way of
domestic happiness who is untidy,
careless, and unlovely in her home
when strangers are not present. A
weeping woman who confided her
troubles to an old aunt, and thought
nothing but threats cf a divorce
would bring her-husband to a sense
of his sins of neglect, was shocked
beyond measure when the aged rela
tive told her in plain, forcible Eng
lish to clean up, and her husband
would be all right. Of course, she
was furiously angry, but when she
combed the mussy hair, applied soap
and hot water "to her dingy skin, got
into a very neat house dress and
burned up the soiled house jackets
and loose garments in which she had
trailed about so long, a reformation
took place at once. There was no
difficulty in winning back the hus
band, and she has never lapsed into
the old slouchy ways.
WHEN NEURALGIA GRIPS.
When you are a sufferer from neu
ralgia make sure first that It is not
from a tooth. There are many cases
of so-called chronic neuralgia, not al
ways facial, which never recur after a
visit to a good dentist.
Sometimes it is necessary to visit
more than one dentist, for the trou
ble may be obscure.
If neuralgia is from other causes
do not suffer needlessly. Tako it in
hand before it gets too strong a grip.
Sometimes it is caused by over-
work; again by overeating or by sus
ceptibility to cold. As it arises large
ly from nerves, then living hygienical
ly and cutting out excitement will
often give relief.
Do not take drugs and sleeping
powders for neuralgia until every
other means has been tried. This dis
ease being recurrent, it is dangerous
to get into the habit of artificial
Only take such relief under direc
tions of your doctor, and not then
so long as you can fight off the pain
with outwaLapplieatious, mental
suggestion oijj gritting your teeth
and bearing iff"1,
The drug habit is infinitely worse
to cure than neuralgia, and more
fatal in its effects.
Some of the medicated clays have
been found to give quick relief in
neuralgia, while rubbing with soap
liniment or some reliable pain de
s'troyer will often soothe.
There is a difference of opinion a3
to hot or cold applications for neu
ralgia. As in appendicitis, each suf
ferer must decide by experimenting.
One noted specialist has a treat
ment for this disease that Is worth
trying. He does not believe in sooth
ing pain, but in. curing it, and his
method of cure is by cold water.
His method Is to treat not the point
where the pain strikes, but the seat
of that pain, which, he claims, is the
A towel wrung from cold water and
covered with a blanket or Turkish
towel is placed on the spine well up
on the back of the neck. This is
changed three times in ten minutes,
then three times in twenty minutes,
and if not relieved he makes another
application in thirty minutes.
Usually, the doctor Qeclares, the
sufferer is in a gentle perspiration,
! and is better after the third or fourth
This treatment has been known
' after several recurring attacks to'per
j manently cure obstinate cases of neu
I ralgia which failed to yield to drugs.
' New York Times."
Straw roses are seen on straw hats.
One sees many bows of net and
The blouse cf serge to match the
skirt is new.
The fad of the moment in Paris ia
a monogram bag.
Crystal and gold bugles are used
for outlining designs in lace on many
Gowns of light, delicate materials
are all cut with short sleeves and
call for long gloves that harmonize.
Persian pattern ponge fLa used for
soft scarf-like decorations on some of
the hat shapes of black or dark blue
faced with black.
One of the best ways of trimming
the striped wash silks for very little
girls is with the narrowest ribbon
velvet made into bows.
Some of the new scarfs are veri
table shawl3. They are of chiffon
and measure three yards ia length
by a yard and a q-uarter in width.
The fascinating Dutch silver but
tons are being used this season in a
variety of ways; mounted on long
pins they make stunning hatpins.
For hat trimming the rose is the
flower generally used. On every con
ceivable tissue it is fashioned, and
the construction is as varied as the
Ecru linen, striped, with black, is
bought by the artistic dressmaker
with a view to its embroidering pos
sibilities, as it may be used in many
For cool days at the seaside and
the mountains, for tennis and outing
frocks, challis is a most fashionable
and generally satisfactory material.
The new challis show charming de
signs, similar to those of the new
Unusual combinations of color are
seen on some of the smart gown3.
One attractive gown i3 a natural pon
gee trimmed with the shade known
a3 chantecler combined with Copen
hagen blue. The effect i3 daring, but
There are quaint and curious ideas
in millinery. Brown gauze over
spreads pink roses. Roses are dropped
upon a huge square crown at inter
vals, so that they form neither a
wreath nor a group. The half veil
falling to the bridge of the nose has